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closed door
The Doors of Perception + Heaven and Hell
the glass door



doorcase ::: n. --> The surrounding frame into which a door shuts.

doorcheek ::: n. --> The jamb or sidepiece of a door.

doorga ::: n. --> A Hindoo divinity, the consort of Siva, represented with ten arms.

dooring ::: n. --> The frame of a door.

door-in-the-face technique: a technique used to induce compliance, whereby individuals are first asked a large favour, followed by a smaller favour, which is more likely to be followed.

doorkeeper ::: n. --> One who guards the entrance of a house or apartment; a porter; a janitor.

doorless ::: a. --> Without a door.

doornail ::: n. --> The nail or knob on which in ancient doors the knocker struck; -- hence the old saying, "As dead as a doornail."

door ::: n. --> An opening in the wall of a house or of an apartment, by which to go in and out; an entrance way.
The frame or barrier of boards, or other material, usually turning on hinges, by which an entrance way into a house or apartment is closed and opened.
Passage; means of approach or access.
An entrance way, but taken in the sense of the house or apartment to which it leads.

doorplane ::: n. --> A plane on a door, giving the name, and sometimes the employment, of the occupant.

doorpost ::: n. --> The jamb or sidepiece of a doorway.

doorsill ::: n. --> The sill or threshold of a door.

doors of liberation. See VIMOKsAMUKHA.

doors of liberation

doorstead ::: n. --> Entrance or place of a door.

doorstep ::: n. --> The stone or plank forming a step before an outer door.

doorstone ::: n. --> The stone forming a threshold.

doorstop ::: n. --> The block or strip of wood or similar material which stops, at the right place, the shutting of a door.

doorstop ::: Used to describe equipment that is non-functional and halfway expected to remain so, especially obsolete equipment kept around for political reasons or ostensibly as a backup. When we get another Wyse-50 in here, that ADM 3 will turn into a doorstop.Compare boat anchor.[Jargon File]

doorstop Used to describe equipment that is non-functional and halfway expected to remain so, especially obsolete equipment kept around for political reasons or ostensibly as a backup. "When we get another Wyse-50 in here, that ADM 3 will turn into a doorstop." Compare {boat anchor}. [{Jargon File}]

doorway ::: n. --> The passage of a door; entrance way into a house or a room.

dooryard ::: n. --> A yard in front of a house or around the door of a house.

Door of the dead: A special opening made in the wall of a house through which to remove a corpse, in order to prevent the ghost of the deceased from finding its way back to plague the survivors. The door of the dead is usually walled up again after the corpse has been removed.

DOORS {Dynamic Object Oriented Requirements System}

Door to the Human Kingdom Theosophical term expressing the idea that no more entities below the human stage will evolve into human beings in this round. The reason for this is that


25. Origen’s belief in a “final restitution,” when God would forgive all his sinning creatures, even the most damned, opened the door to a return of Satan to his archangelic perch in the Heavenly purlieus. Because of this heretical belief Origen, it is said, was never canonized.

9 doors. It is said that Zebuliel, in addition, ac¬

adoor ::: --> Alt. of Adoors

adoors ::: --> At the door; of the door; as, out adoors.

access ::: 1. The ability, right, or permission to approach, enter, speak with, or use; admittance. 2. A way or means of approach; an entrance, channel, passage, or doorway.

Adamic Earth or Adam’s Earth The “original matter” of alchemy; undifferentiated matter on our plane. Called the true oil of gold or the primal element in alchemy, “it is but one remove from the pure homogeneous element” (TG 6). It is the “next-door neighbor to the alkahest, and one of the most important secrets of the alchemists. . . . ‘it would explain the eagles of the alchemists, and how the eagles’ wings are clipped,’ a secret that it took Thomas Vaughan (Eugenius Philalethes) twenty years to learn” (IU 1:51).

After death the lower classes of those on the left-hand path become the terrestrial or earthly elementaries. Cunning, low, vindictive, and seeking to retaliate their sufferings upon imbodied humanity, they become, until final annihilation, astral vampires, and therefore a constant psychic and even physical menace to those who open the doors of communication with them.

ajar ::: adv. --> Slightly turned or opened; as, the door was standing ajar.
In a state of discord; out of harmony; as, he is ajar with the world.

Aker (Egyptian) Aker. An Egyptian god represented as a lion god stationed at the door of dawn, through which the sun entered each day. In later Egyptian civilization two lions were pictured, called the Lion of Yesterday (Sef) and of Today (Tuau), represented with human heads. In the conflict between the sun god Ra and Apep (the serpent of evil), Aker aids the forces of light by binding and chaining the serpent.

All the apparent proofs of identity of “spirit” can be accounted for otherwise than by supposing the actual presence of the departed individual in the seance room. Such communications as are received evince no knowledge beyond that which we already have, and show no signs of emanating from a high source — and almost invariably such communications are trifling and paltry. Mediumship and seances are most harmful practice, as they open the door to the entry of pernicious obsessing influences from the lower astral realms. Moreover such practice may obstruct and retard the natural decomposition of the discarded lower elements of the deceased, and thus keep alive his kama-rupa beyond the term of its natural astral death. The appeal of astralism is very powerful to those who feel convinced that they have thereby obtained assurance of immortality and of the continued existence of their lost loved ones.

anteport ::: n. --> An outer port, gate, or door.

  A piece of wood or stone placed beneath a door; a doorsill. Also fig. 2. Fig. A level or point at which something would happen, would cease to happen, or would take effect, become true, etc. (Sri Aurobindo also employs the word as an adj.)

Aralu: The underworld, abode of the dead in Babylonian mythology. Conceived of as a vast, dark underground cave, entered through a hole in the earth, guarded by seven doors, to which all human beings go after death, never to return, but able to communicate with and give oracles to the living.

arch ::: 1. An upwardly curved construction, for spanning an opening, consisting of a number of wedgelike stones, bricks, or the like, set with the narrower side toward the opening in such a way that forces on the arch are transmitted as vertical or oblique stresses on either side of the opening, either capable of bearing weight or merely ornamental; 2. Something bowed or curved; any bowlike part: the arch of the foot. 3. An arched roof, door; gateway; vault; fig. the heavens. arches.

arched ::: imp. & p. p. --> of Arch ::: a. --> Made with an arch or curve; covered with an arch; as, an arched door.

architrave ::: n. --> The lower division of an entablature, or that part which rests immediately on the column, esp. in classical architecture. See Column.
The group of moldings, or other architectural member, above and on both sides of a door or other opening, especially if square in form.

art ::: “The highest aim of the aesthetic being is to find the Divine through beauty; the highest Art is that which by an inspired use of significant and interpretative form unseals the doors of the spirit.” The Human Cycle etc.

As to the cross inside of the square, “The philosophical cross, the two lines running in opposite directions, the horizontal and the perpendicular, the height and breadth, which the geometrizing Deity divides at the intersecting joint, and which forms the magical as well as the scientific quaternary, when it is inscribed within the perfect square, is the basis of the occultists. Within its mystical precinct lies the master-key which opens the door of every science, physical as well as spiritual. It symbolizes our human existence, for the circle of life circumscribes the four points of the cross, which represent in succession birth, life, death, and immortality. Everything in this world is a trinity completed by the quaternary.” (IU 1:508). The squaring of the circle is a cosmogonic and mystical mystery indeed. See also QUATERNARY

Atonement Reconciliation brought about by a re-formation of the lower, so that it may become at one with the higher. Hence a number of Occidental mystics refer to the processes of atonement involving the foregoing idea as at-one-ment. In its best sense atonement means the becoming at one between the human ego and its spiritual counterpart, where the life or vitality of the lower personal man is offered up as a sacrifice, willing and utterly joyful, to the higher self. Thus the life which the hierophant is enjoined to offer is not his physical life, but the undesirable and imperfect life of his lower self, the selfish personality. The custom of sacrificing helpless animals — a custom protested against by Gautama Buddha in particular — is but an instance of the way in which lofty spiritual teachings or initiatory ceremonies can degenerate into repellent or cruel rites. Nevertheless, “the atonements by blood — blood-covenants and blood transferences from gods to men, and by men, as sacrifices to the gods — are the first keynote struck in every cosmogony and theogony; soul, life and blood were synonymous words in every language . . . The mystic meaning of the injunction, ‘Verily, verily, I say unto you, except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man and drink his blood, ye have not life in yourselves’ [John 6:53] . . . [has] to be interpreted with the help of three keys — one opening the psychic door, the second that of physiology, and the third that which unlocks the mystery of terrestrial being, by unveiling the inseparable blending of theogony with anthropology” (BCW 8:181-2).

at ::: prep. --> Primarily, this word expresses the relations of presence, nearness in place or time, or direction toward; as, at the ninth hour; at the house; to aim at a mark. It is less definite than in or on; at the house may be in or near the house. From this original import are derived all the various uses of at.
A relation of proximity to, or of presence in or on, something; as, at the door; at your shop; at home; at school; at hand; at sea and on land.

“At the mysteries of the Anthesteria . . . after the usual baptism by purification of water, the Mystae were made to pass through to another door (gate), and one particularly for that purpose, which was called, ‘the gate of Dionysus,’ and that of ‘the purified’ ” (IU 2:245-6). These were the Lesser Mysteries, preliminary and complementary to those held in the month of Boedromion (September) in Eleusis. Some scholars, seeing the analogy between climatic seasons and the stages of initiation, have supposed that the festival celebrated primarily the advent of spring and that the rites were symbolic of this; whereas others believe that the initiations were the main events and were held at times when nature harmonized with the purpose in view.

backdoor ::: a. --> Acting from behind and in concealment; as, backdoor intrigues.

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

back door "security" (Or "{trap door}", "{wormhole}"). A hole in the security of a system deliberately left in place by designers or maintainers. The motivation for such holes is not always sinister; some {operating systems}, for example, come out of the box with privileged accounts intended for use by field service technicians or the vendor's maintenance programmers. See also {iron box}, {cracker}, {worm}, {logic bomb}. Historically, back doors have often lurked in systems longer than anyone expected or planned, and a few have become widely known. The infamous {RTM} worm of late 1988, for example, used a back door in the {BSD} Unix "sendmail(8)" {utility}. {Ken Thompson}'s 1983 Turing Award lecture to the {ACM} revealed the existence of a back door in early {Unix} versions that may have qualified as the most fiendishly clever security hack of all time. The C compiler contained code that would recognise when the "login" command was being recompiled and insert some code recognizing a password chosen by Thompson, giving him entry to the system whether or not an account had been created for him. Normally such a back door could be removed by removing it from the source code for the compiler and recompiling the compiler. But to recompile the compiler, you have to *use* the compiler - so Thompson also arranged that the compiler would *recognise when it was compiling a version of itself*, and insert into the recompiled compiler the code to insert into the recompiled "login" the code to allow Thompson entry - and, of course, the code to recognise itself and do the whole thing again the next time around! And having done this once, he was then able to recompile the compiler from the original sources; the hack perpetuated itself invisibly, leaving the back door in place and active but with no trace in the sources. The talk that revealed this truly moby hack was published as ["Reflections on Trusting Trust", "Communications of the ACM 27", 8 (August 1984), pp. 761--763]. [{Jargon File}] (1995-04-25)

back door ::: (security) (Or trap door, wormhole). A hole in the security of a system deliberately left in place by designers or maintainers. The motivation technicians or the vendor's maintenance programmers. See also iron box, cracker, worm, logic bomb.Historically, back doors have often lurked in systems longer than anyone expected or planned, and a few have become widely known. The infamous RTM worm of late 1988, for example, used a back door in the BSD Unix sendmail(8) utility.Ken Thompson's 1983 Turing Award lecture to the ACM revealed the existence of a back door in early Unix versions that may have qualified as the most fiendishly recognizing a password chosen by Thompson, giving him entry to the system whether or not an account had been created for him.Normally such a back door could be removed by removing it from the source code for the compiler and recompiling the compiler. But to recompile the compiler, itself invisibly, leaving the back door in place and active but with no trace in the sources.The talk that revealed this truly moby hack was published as [Reflections on Trusting Trust, Communications of the ACM 27, 8 (August 1984), pp. 761--763].[Jargon File] (1995-04-25)

bang ::: v. t. --> To beat, as with a club or cudgel; to treat with violence; to handle roughly.
To beat or thump, or to cause ( something) to hit or strike against another object, in such a way as to make a loud noise; as, to bang a drum or a piano; to bang a door (against the doorpost or casing) in shutting it.
To cut squarely across, as the tail of a hors, or the forelock of human beings; to cut (the hair).

barker ::: n. --> An animal that barks; hence, any one who clamors unreasonably.
One who stands at the doors of shops to urg/ passers by to make purchases.
A pistol.
The spotted redshank.
One who strips trees of their bark.

bar ::: n. --> A piece of wood, metal, or other material, long in proportion to its breadth or thickness, used as a lever and for various other purposes, but especially for a hindrance, obstruction, or fastening; as, the bars of a fence or gate; the bar of a door.
An indefinite quantity of some substance, so shaped as to be long in proportion to its breadth and thickness; as, a bar of gold or of lead; a bar of soap.
Anything which obstructs, hinders, or prevents; an

barringout ::: n. --> The act of closing the doors of a schoolroom against a schoolmaster; -- a boyish mode of rebellion in schools.

battledoor ::: n. --> An instrument, with a handle and a flat part covered with parchment or crossed with catgut, used to strike a shuttlecock in play; also, the play of battledoor and shuttlecock.
A child&

doorcase ::: n. --> The surrounding frame into which a door shuts.

doorcheek ::: n. --> The jamb or sidepiece of a door.

doorga ::: n. --> A Hindoo divinity, the consort of Siva, represented with ten arms.

dooring ::: n. --> The frame of a door.

doorkeeper ::: n. --> One who guards the entrance of a house or apartment; a porter; a janitor.

doorless ::: a. --> Without a door.

doornail ::: n. --> The nail or knob on which in ancient doors the knocker struck; -- hence the old saying, "As dead as a doornail."

door ::: n. --> An opening in the wall of a house or of an apartment, by which to go in and out; an entrance way.
The frame or barrier of boards, or other material, usually turning on hinges, by which an entrance way into a house or apartment is closed and opened.
Passage; means of approach or access.
An entrance way, but taken in the sense of the house or apartment to which it leads.

doorplane ::: n. --> A plane on a door, giving the name, and sometimes the employment, of the occupant.

doorpost ::: n. --> The jamb or sidepiece of a doorway.

doorsill ::: n. --> The sill or threshold of a door.

doorstead ::: n. --> Entrance or place of a door.

doorstep ::: n. --> The stone or plank forming a step before an outer door.

doorstone ::: n. --> The stone forming a threshold.

doorstop ::: n. --> The block or strip of wood or similar material which stops, at the right place, the shutting of a door.

doorstop ::: Used to describe equipment that is non-functional and halfway expected to remain so, especially obsolete equipment kept around for political reasons or ostensibly as a backup. When we get another Wyse-50 in here, that ADM 3 will turn into a doorstop.Compare boat anchor.[Jargon File]

doorstop Used to describe equipment that is non-functional and halfway expected to remain so, especially obsolete equipment kept around for political reasons or ostensibly as a backup. "When we get another Wyse-50 in here, that ADM 3 will turn into a doorstop." Compare {boat anchor}. [{Jargon File}]

doorway ::: n. --> The passage of a door; entrance way into a house or a room.

dooryard ::: n. --> A yard in front of a house or around the door of a house.

beakhead ::: n. --> An ornament used in rich Norman doorways, resembling a head with a beak.
A small platform at the fore part of the upper deck of a vessel, which contains the water closets of the crew.
Same as Beak, 3.

behind ::: a. --> On the side opposite the front or nearest part; on the back side of; at the back of; on the other side of; as, behind a door; behind a hill.
Left after the departure of, whether this be by removing to a distance or by death.
Left a distance by, in progress of improvement Hence: Inferior to in dignity, rank, knowledge, or excellence, or in any achievement.

betty ::: n. --> A short bar used by thieves to wrench doors open.
A name of contempt given to a man who interferes with the duties of women in a household, or who occupies himself with womanish matters.
A pear-shaped bottle covered round with straw, in which olive oil is sometimes brought from Italy; -- called by chemists a Florence flask.

Blessing of the New Moon: In the Jewish rituals, an outdoor benediction service on the appearance of the new moon, which marks the beginning of a new month of the Hebrew calendar.

blind ::: adj. 1. Unable to see; lacking the sense of sight; sightless. Also fig. 2. Unwilling or unable to perceive or understand. 3. Lacking all consciousness or awareness. 4. Not having or based on reason or intelligence; absolute and unquestioning. 5. Not characterized or determined by reason or control. 6. Purposeless; fortuitous, random. 7. Undiscriminating; heedless; reckless. 8. Enveloped in darkness; dark, dim, obscure. 9. Dense enough to form a screen. 10. Covered or concealed from sight; hidden from immediate view. 11. Having no openings or passages for light; (a window or door) walled up. blindest, half-blind. v. 12. To deprive of sight permanently or temporarily. 13. To make sightless momentarily; dazzle. blinded.* n. 14. A blind person, esp. as pl., those who are blind. 15. Fig.* Any thing or action intended to conceal one"s real intention; a pretence, a pretext; subterfuge.

boat anchor ::: 1. Like doorstop but more severe; implies that the offending hardware is irreversibly dead or useless. That was a working motherboard once. One lightning strike later, instant boat anchor!2. A person who just takes up space.3. Obsolete but still working hardware, especially when used of an old S100-bus hobbyist system; originally a term of annoyance, but became more and more affectionate as the hardware became more and more obsolete.[Jargon File]

boat anchor 1. Like {doorstop} but more severe; implies that the offending hardware is irreversibly dead or useless. "That was a working motherboard once. One lightning strike later, instant boat anchor!" 2. A person who just takes up space. 3. Obsolete but still working hardware, especially when used of an old S100-bus hobbyist system; originally a term of annoyance, but became more and more affectionate as the hardware became more and more obsolete. [{Jargon File}]

bolt ::: n. --> A shaft or missile intended to be shot from a crossbow or catapult, esp. a short, stout, blunt-headed arrow; a quarrel; an arrow, or that which resembles an arrow; a dart.
Lightning; a thunderbolt.
A strong pin, of iron or other material, used to fasten or hold something in place, often having a head at one end and screw thread cut upon the other end.
A sliding catch, or fastening, as for a door or gate; the

bookcase ::: n. --> A case with shelves for holding books, esp. one with glazed doors.

burn-in period ::: 1. A factory test designed to catch systems with marginal components before they get out the door; the theory is that burn-in will protect customers by outwaiting the steepest part of the bathtub curve (see infant mortality).2. A period of indeterminate length in which a person using a computer is so intensely involved in his project that he forgets basic needs such as food, drink, sleep, etc. Warning: Excessive burn-in can lead to burn-out. See hack mode, larval stage.[Jargon File]

bush ::: n. --> A thicket, or place abounding in trees or shrubs; a wild forest.
A shrub; esp., a shrub with branches rising from or near the root; a thick shrub or a cluster of shrubs.
A shrub cut off, or a shrublike branch of a tree; as, bushes to support pea vines.
A shrub or branch, properly, a branch of ivy (as sacred to Bacchus), hung out at vintners&

button ::: n. --> A knob; a small ball; a small, roundish mass.
A catch, of various forms and materials, used to fasten together the different parts of dress, by being attached to one part, and passing through a slit, called a buttonhole, in the other; -- used also for ornament.
A bud; a germ of a plant.
A piece of wood or metal, usually flat and elongated, turning on a nail or screw, to fasten something, as a door.

cad ::: n. --> A person who stands at the door of an omnibus to open and shut it, and to receive fares; an idle hanger-on about innyards.
A lowbred, presuming person; a mean, vulgar fellow.

camp-fires ::: outdoor fires for warmth or cooking, as at a camp.

camp ::: n. 1. A place where tents, huts, or other temporary shelters are set up, as by soldiers, nomads, or travelers. 2. The people using such shelters. 3. Temporary living quarters for soldiers or prisoners. v. 4. To make or set up a camp. or to live temporarily in or as if in a camp or outdoors. 5. To settle down securely and comfortably; become ensconced. camps, camped.

candygrammar ::: (language) A programming-language grammar that is mostly syntactic sugar; a play on candygram. COBOL, Apple Computer's Hypertalk language, and many 4GLs algorithm precisely. Thus candygrammar languages are just as difficult to program in, and far more painful for the experienced hacker.GLS notes: The overtones from the 1977 Chevy Chase Jaws parody on Saturday Night Live should not be overlooked. Someone lurking outside an apartment door opened, a shark bursts in and chomps the poor occupant. There is a moral here for those attracted to candygrammars.[Jargon File](2004-09-23)

candygrammar "language" A programming-language grammar that is mostly {syntactic sugar}; a play on "candygram". {COBOL}, {Apple Computer}'s {Hypertalk} language, and many {4GLs} share this property. The intent is to be as English-like as possible and thus easier for unskilled people to program. However, {syntax} isn't what makes programming hard; it's the mental effort and organisation required to specify an {algorithm} precisely. Thus "candygrammar" languages are just as difficult to program in, and far more painful for the experienced hacker. {GLS} notes: The overtones from the 1977 Chevy Chase "Jaws" parody on Saturday Night Live should not be overlooked. Someone lurking outside an apartment door tries to get the occupant to open up, while ominous music plays in the background. The last attempt is a half-hearted "Candygram!" When the door is opened, a shark bursts in and chomps the poor occupant. There is a moral here for those attracted to candygrammars. [{Jargon File}] (2004-09-23)

canopy ::: n. --> A covering fixed over a bed, dais, or the like, or carried on poles over an exalted personage or a sacred object, etc. chiefly as a mark of honor.
An ornamental projection, over a door, window, niche, etc.
Also, a rooflike covering, supported on pillars over an altar, a statue, a fountain, etc. ::: v. t.

Carnegie Mellon University "body, education" (CMU) A university in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. {School of Computer Science (}. (1997-06-23)

case ::: n. --> A box, sheath, or covering; as, a case for holding goods; a case for spectacles; the case of a watch; the case (capsule) of a cartridge; a case (cover) for a book.
A box and its contents; the quantity contained in a box; as, a case of goods; a case of instruments.
A shallow tray divided into compartments or "boxes" for holding type.
An inclosing frame; a casing; as, a door case; a window case.

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.

clicker ::: n. --> One who stands before a shop door to invite people to buy.
One who as has charge of the work of a companionship.

clicket ::: n. --> The knocker of a door.
A latch key.

close ::: n. --> To stop, or fill up, as an opening; to shut; as, to close the eyes; to close a door.
To bring together the parts of; to consolidate; as, to close the ranks of an army; -- often used with up.
To bring to an end or period; to conclude; to complete; to finish; to end; to consummate; as, to close a bargain; to close a course of instruction.
To come or gather around; to inclose; to encompass; to

cloysism ::: (networking) A backdoor network rat that will broadcast storm a network and send users to This will eventually crash your network. No known cure has been found, but programmers in Maryville are working on it.(2004-01-07)

coach ::: n. --> A large, closed, four-wheeled carriage, having doors in the sides, and generally a front and back seat inside, each for two persons, and an elevated outside seat in front for the driver.
A special tutor who assists in preparing a student for examination; a trainer; esp. one who trains a boat&

COME FROM ::: (programming) A semi-mythical language construct dual to the go to; COME FROM label> would cause the referenced label to act as a sort of trapdoor, so that if the program ever reached it, control would quietly and automagically be transferred to the statement following the COME FROM.COME FROM was first proposed in R.L. Clark's A Linguistic Contribution to GOTO-less programming, which appeared in a 1973 Datamation issue (and was reprinted in the April 1984 issue of Communications of the ACM). This parodied the then-raging structured programming holy wars (see considered harmful).Mythically, some variants are the assigned COME FROM and the computed COME FROM (parodying some nasty control constructs in Fortran and some extended BASICs). Of course, multitasking (or nondeterminism) could be implemented by having more than one COME FROM statement coming from the same label.In some ways the Fortran DO looks like a COME FROM statement. After the terminating statement number/CONTINUE is reached, control continues at the statement following the DO. Some generous Fortrans would allow arbitrary statements (other than CONTINUE) for the statement, leading to examples like: DO 10 I=1,LIMITC imagine many lines of code here, leaving the appear to have anything to do with the flow of control at all!)While sufficiently astonishing to the unsuspecting reader, this form of COME FROM statement isn't completely general. After all, control will eventually already been perpetrated in production languages, however; doubters need only contemplate the ALTER verb in COBOL.SCL on VME mainframes has a similar language construct called whenever, used like this: whenever x=123345 then S; Meaning whenever variable x reached the value 123345 then execute statement S.COME FROM was supported under its own name for the first time 15 years later, in C-INTERCAL (see INTERCAL, retrocomputing); knowledgeable observers are still reeling from the shock.[Jargon File] (1998-04-19)

COME FROM "programming, humour" A semi-mythical language construct dual to the "go to"; "COME FROM" "label" would cause the referenced label to act as a sort of {trapdoor}, so that if the program ever reached it, control would quietly and {automagically} be transferred to the statement following the "COME FROM". "COME FROM" was first proposed in R.L. Clark's "A Linguistic Contribution to GOTO-less programming", which appeared in a 1973 {Datamation} issue (and was reprinted in the April 1984 issue of "{Communications of the ACM}"). This parodied the then-raging "{structured programming}" {holy wars} (see {considered harmful}). Mythically, some variants are the "assigned COME FROM" and the "computed COME FROM" (parodying some nasty control constructs in {Fortran} and some extended {BASICs}). Of course, {multitasking} (or {nondeterminism}) could be implemented by having more than one "COME FROM" statement coming from the same label. In some ways the {Fortran} "DO" looks like a "COME FROM" statement. After the terminating statement number/"CONTINUE" is reached, control continues at the statement following the DO. Some generous Fortrans would allow arbitrary statements (other than "CONTINUE") for the statement, leading to examples like:   DO 10 I=1,LIMIT C imagine many lines of code here, leaving the C original DO statement lost in the spaghetti...   WRITE(6,10) I,FROB(I) 10 FORMAT(1X,I5,G10.4) in which the trapdoor is just after the statement labelled 10. (This is particularly surprising because the label doesn't appear to have anything to do with the flow of control at all!) While sufficiently astonishing to the unsuspecting reader, this form of "COME FROM" statement isn't completely general. After all, control will eventually pass to the following statement. The implementation of the general form was left to {Univac Fortran}, ca. 1975 (though a roughly similar feature existed on the {IBM 7040} ten years earlier). The statement "AT 100" would perform a "COME FROM 100". It was intended strictly as a debugging aid, with dire consequences promised to anyone so deranged as to use it in production code. More horrible things had already been perpetrated in production languages, however; doubters need only contemplate the "{ALTER}" verb in {COBOL}. {SCL} on {VME} {mainframes} has a similar language construct called "whenever", used like this: whenever x=123345 then S; Meaning whenever variable x reached the value 123345 then execute statement S. "COME FROM" was supported under its own name for the first time 15 years later, in {C-INTERCAL} (see {INTERCAL}, {retrocomputing}); knowledgeable observers are still reeling from the shock. [{Jargon File}] (1998-04-19)

Commodore 65 "computer" (Or Commodore 64DX, C65, C64DX) The last 8-bit computer designed by {Commodore Business Machines}, about 1989-1991. The C65 boasts an {ugly} collection of {custom} {integrated circuits} which makes even the {Amiga} hardware look standard. The core of the C65 {chipset} is the {CSG 4510} and {CSG 4569}. The 4510 is a {65CE02} with two {6526} {CIAs}. The 4569 is equivalent to a combination of the {6569} VIC-II and the {MMU} of the {Commodore 64}. The C65 also has a {DMA controller} (Commodore's purpose built {DMAgic}) which also functions as a simple {blitter}, and a {floppy controller} for the internal {Commodore 1581}-like disk drive. The floppy controller, known as the {F011}, supports seven drives (though the {DOS} only supports 2). The {4510} supports all the {C64} {video modes}, plus an 80 column text mode, and {bitplane} modes. The bitplane modes can use up to eight bitplanes, and {resolutions} of up to 1280 x 400. The {palette} is 12-bit like the {Amiga 500}. It also has two SID's (MOS 8580/6581) for stereo audio. The C65 has two busses, D and E, with 64 {kilobytes} of {RAM} on each. The VIC-III can access the D-bus while the CPU accesses the E-bus, and then they can swap around. This effectively makes the whole 8MB {address space} both {chip ram} and {fast ram}. {RAM} expansion is accomplished through a {trap door} slot in the bottom which uses a {grock} of a connector. The C65 has a {C128}-like native mode, where all of the new features are enabled, and the CPU runs at 3.5 megahertz with its {pipeline} enabled. It also has a C64 {incompatibility mode} which offers approx 50-80% compatibility with C64 software by turning off all its {bells and whistles}. The {bells and whistles} can still be accessed from the C64 mode, which is dissimilar to the C128's inescapable C64 mode. Production of the C65 was dropped only a few weeks before it moved from the Alpha stage, possibly due to Commodore's cash shortage. Commodore estimate that "between 50 and 10000" exist. There are at least three in Australia, about 30 in Germany and "some" in the USA and Canada. (1996-04-07)

concierge ::: n. --> One who keeps the entrance to an edifice, public or private; a doorkeeper; a janitor, male or female.

confinement ::: n. --> Restraint within limits; imprisonment; any restraint of liberty; seclusion.
Restraint within doors by sickness, esp. that caused by childbirth; lying-in.

cope ::: n. --> A covering for the head.
Anything regarded as extended over the head, as the arch or concave of the sky, the roof of a house, the arch over a door.
An ecclesiastical vestment or cloak, semicircular in form, reaching from the shoulders nearly to the feet, and open in front except at the top, where it is united by a band or clasp. It is worn in processions and on some other occasions.
An ancient tribute due to the lord of the soil, out of the

cornice ::: n. --> Any horizontal, molded or otherwise decorated projection which crowns or finishes the part to which it is affixed; as, the cornice of an order, pedestal, door, window, or house.

crapaudine ::: n. --> Turning on pivots at the top and bottom; -- said of a door.
An ulcer on the coronet of a horse.

crick ::: n. --> The creaking of a door, or a noise resembling it.
A painful, spasmodic affection of the muscles of some part of the body, as of the neck or back, rendering it difficult to move the part.
A small jackscrew.

crossbar ::: n. --> A transverse bar or piece, as a bar across a door, or as the iron bar or stock which passes through the shank of an anchor to insure its turning fluke down.

crossette ::: n. --> A return in one of the corners of the architrave of a door or window; -- called also ancon, ear, elbow.
The shoulder of a joggled keystone.

cucking stool ::: --> A kind of chair formerly used for punishing scolds, and also dishonest tradesmen, by fastening them in it, usually in front of their doors, to be pelted and hooted at by the mob, but sometimes to be taken to the water and ducked; -- called also a castigatory, a tumbrel, and a trebuchet; and often, but not so correctly, a ducking stool. html{color:

dental Magic] a genius who opens sealed doors. In

dern ::: n. --> A gatepost or doorpost. ::: a. --> Hidden; concealed; secret.
Solitary; sad.

Dervish (Persian) Driyosh (Pahlavi) Drighu (Avestan) [from Pers darvīsh seeking doors from dar a door; i.e., those who seek from door to door, beggars] Poor one; an Islamic devotee, used in mystic Persian literature for one who shows his spiritual grandeur by turning away from the common norms of society and material wealth. Originally a mendicant, but now it generally indicates a member of a religious fraternity, whether mendicant or not, cloistered or lay. In Turkey and Persia it indicates a wandering, begging religious, called in Arabic-speaking countries a fakir. Those whose faith is so great that they have miraculous powers are termed walis.

:::   ". . . desire, wrath and greed, the three powers of the rajasic ego, and these are the threefold doors of Hell. . . .” Essays on the Gita

“… desire, wrath and greed, the three powers of the rajasic ego, and these are the threefold doors of Hell….” Essays on the Gita

devir dvarah ::: the divine doors. [Ved.]

Door of the dead: A special opening made in the wall of a house through which to remove a corpse, in order to prevent the ghost of the deceased from finding its way back to plague the survivors. The door of the dead is usually walled up again after the corpse has been removed.

DOORS {Dynamic Object Oriented Requirements System}

Door to the Human Kingdom Theosophical term expressing the idea that no more entities below the human stage will evolve into human beings in this round. The reason for this is that

doretree ::: n. --> A doorpost.

dornock ::: n. --> A coarse sort of damask, originally made at Tournay (in Flemish, Doornick), Belgium, and used for hangings, carpets, etc. Also, a stout figured linen manufactured in Scotland.

Dreams of physical mind and yogic dreams ; The dreams of the physical mind are an incoherent jumble made up partly of responses to vague touches from the physical world round which the lower mind-faculties disconnected from the will and reason, the bttddhi, weave a web of wandering phantasy, partly of disordered associations from the bram-memory, partly of reflections from the soul travelling on the mental plane, reflections which are, ordinarily, received without intelligence or co-ordination, wildly distorted in the reception and mixed up confusedly with the other dream elements, wnlh brain-memories and fantastic responses to any sensory touch from the physical world. In the yogic dream-state, on the other hand, the mind is in clear pos- session of itself, though not of the physical world, works cohe- rently and is able to use either its ordinary will and intelligence with a concentrated power or else the higher will and intelli- gence of the more exalted planes of mind. It withdraws from experience of the outer world, it puts its seals upon the physical senses and their doors of communication with material things ; but everything that is proper to itself, thought, reasoning, reflec- tion, vision, it can continue to execute with an increased purity and power of sovereign concentration free from the distractions and unsteadiness of the waking mind. It can use too its will and produce upon itself or upon its environment mental, moral and even physical effects which may continue and have their after-consequences on the waking state subsequent to the cessa- tion of the trance.

drive ::: v. t. --> To impel or urge onward by force in a direction away from one, or along before one; to push forward; to compel to move on; to communicate motion to; as, to drive cattle; to drive a nail; smoke drives persons from a room.
To urge on and direct the motions of, as the beasts which draw a vehicle, or the vehicle borne by them; hence, also, to take in a carriage; to convey in a vehicle drawn by beasts; as, to drive a pair of horses or a stage; to drive a person to his own door.

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

Such interval periods come to all and cannot be avoided.

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

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

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

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

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

dup ::: v. t. --> To open; as, to dup the door.

durga ::: n. --> Same as Doorga.

During the fourth root-race on this globe D of the fourth round, evolution reached the middle of its course for this planetary manvantara, and the door to entry into the state of spiritual and intellectual evolution called the human kingdom was closed. All entities beneath the humans (and probably higher anthropoids who were in existence before that epoch) must await until the next succeeding round before even the highest representatives of the beast kingdom can pass on to the human stage. All subhuman kingdoms will show a tendency as time goes on to die out, because the monads of these kingdoms will go into latency for the remainder of the planetary manvantara; their chance for evolution into the human state will come again during the succeeding planetary manvantara. See also ATLANTEANS

Dynamic Object-Oriented Requirements System "programming, tool, product" (DOORS) A tool from {Quality Systems & Software Ltd.} for handling all kinds of {requirements} (in fact, any information at all) as modules containing trees of text objects, qualified by an arbitrary number of user-defined attributes, and cross-linked by directional links.

eavesdropper ::: n. --> One who stands under the eaves, or near the window or door of a house, to listen; hence, a secret listener.

eavesdrop ::: v. i. --> To stand under the eaves, near a window or at the door, of a house, to listen and learn what is said within doors; hence, to listen secretly to what is said in private. ::: n. --> The water which falls in drops from the eaves of a house.

eliminate ::: v. t. --> To put out of doors; to expel; to discharge; to release; to set at liberty.
To cause to disappear from an equation; as, to eliminate an unknown quantity.
To set aside as unimportant in a process of inductive inquiry; to leave out of consideration.
To obtain by separating, as from foreign matters; to deduce; as, to eliminate an idea or a conclusion.

embrasure ::: n. --> An embrace.
A splay of a door or window.
An aperture with slant sides in a wall or parapet, through which cannon are pointed and discharged; a crenelle. See Illust. of Casemate.

enter ::: v. t. --> To come or go into; to pass into the interior of; to pass within the outer cover or shell of; to penetrate; to pierce; as, to enter a house, a closet, a country, a door, etc.; the river enters the sea.
To unite in; to join; to be admitted to; to become a member of; as, to enter an association, a college, an army.
To engage in; to become occupied with; as, to enter the legal profession, the book trade, etc.

entrance ::: n. --> The act of entering or going into; ingress; as, the entrance of a person into a house or an apartment; hence, the act of taking possession, as of property, or of office; as, the entrance of an heir upon his inheritance, or of a magistrate into office.
Liberty, power, or permission to enter; as, to give entrance to friends.
The passage, door, or gate, for entering.
The entering upon; the beginning, or that with which the

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

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

extraforaneous ::: a. --> Pertaining to that which is out of doors.

fasten ::: a. --> To fix firmly; to make fast; to secure, as by a knot, lock, bolt, etc.; as, to fasten a chain to the feet; to fasten a door or window.
To cause to hold together or to something else; to attach or unite firmly; to cause to cleave to something , or to cleave together, by any means; as, to fasten boards together with nails or cords; to fasten anything in our thoughts.
To cause to take close effect; to make to tell; to lay on;

feature "jargon" 1. A good property or behaviour (as of a program). Whether it was intended or not is immaterial. 2. An intended property or behaviour (as of a program). Whether it is good or not is immaterial (but if bad, it is also a {misfeature}). 3. A surprising property or behaviour; in particular, one that is purposely inconsistent because it works better that way - such an inconsistency is therefore a {feature} and not a {bug}. This kind of feature is sometimes called a {miswart}. 4. A property or behaviour that is gratuitous or unnecessary, though perhaps also impressive or cute. For example, one feature of {Common LISP}'s "format" function is the ability to print numbers in two different Roman-numeral formats (see {bells, whistles, and gongs}). 5. A property or behaviour that was put in to help someone else but that happens to be in your way. 6. A bug that has been documented. To call something a feature sometimes means the author of the program did not consider the particular case, and that the program responded in a way that was unexpected but not strictly incorrect. A standard joke is that a bug can be turned into a {feature} simply by documenting it (then theoretically no one can complain about it because it's in the manual), or even by simply declaring it to be good. "That's not a bug, that's a feature!" is a common catch-phrase. Apparently there is a Volkswagen Beetle in San Francisco whose license plate reads "FEATURE". See also {feetch feetch}, {creeping featurism}, {wart}, {green lightning}. The relationship among bugs, features, misfeatures, warts and miswarts might be clarified by the following hypothetical exchange between two hackers on an airliner: A: "This seat doesn't recline." B: "That's not a bug, that's a feature. There is an emergency exit door built around the window behind you, and the route has to be kept clear." A: "Oh. Then it's a misfeature; they should have increased the spacing between rows here." B: "Yes. But if they'd increased spacing in only one section it would have been a wart - they would've had to make nonstandard-length ceiling panels to fit over the displaced seats." A: "A miswart, actually. If they increased spacing throughout they'd lose several rows and a chunk out of the profit margin. So unequal spacing would actually be the Right Thing." B: "Indeed." "Undocumented feature" is a common euphemism for a {bug}. 7. An attribute or function of a {class} in {Eiffel}. [{Jargon File}] (1995-10-22)

fenestration ::: n. --> The arrangement and proportioning of windows; -- used by modern writers for the decorating of an architectural composition by means of the window (and door) openings, their ornaments, and proportions.
The state or condition of being fenestrated.

footman ::: n. --> A soldier who marches and fights on foot; a foot soldier.
A man in waiting; a male servant whose duties are to attend the door, the carriage, the table, etc.
Formerly, a servant who ran in front of his master&

force ::: n. 1. Strength; energy; power; intensity. 2. Fig. An agency, influence, or source of power likened to a physical force. Force, force"s, forces, Force-compelled, Conscious-Force, earth-force, God-Force, lion-forces, Mother-Force, Nature-force, Nature-Force, serpent-force, soul-force, Soul-Forces, world-force, World-Force, world-forces. *v. 3. To compel or cause (a person, group, etc.) to do something through effort, superior strength, etc.; coerce. 4. To propel or drive despite resistance. 5. To break open (a gate, door, etc.) *forces, forced, forcing.

Gangadvara (Sanskrit) Gaṅgādvāra [from gaṅgā the Ganges river + dvāra door] The door or opening of the Ganges; a town, now called Hardwar, at the foot of the Himalayas where legend says the sage Kapila sat in meditation for a number of years.

gate ::: n. --> A large door or passageway in the wall of a city, of an inclosed field or place, or of a grand edifice, etc.; also, the movable structure of timber, metal, etc., by which the passage can be closed.
An opening for passage in any inclosing wall, fence, or barrier; or the suspended framework which closes or opens a passage. Also, figuratively, a means or way of entrance or of exit.
A door, valve, or other device, for stopping the passage of water through a dam, lock, pipe, etc.


gown ::: n. --> A loose, flowing upper garment
The ordinary outer dress of a woman; as, a calico or silk gown.
The official robe of certain professional men and scholars, as university students and officers, barristers, judges, etc.; hence, the dress of peace; the dress of civil officers, in distinction from military.
A loose wrapper worn by gentlemen within doors; a dressing

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

hack mode "jargon" Engaged in {hack}ing. A Zen-like state of total focus on The Problem that may be achieved when one is hacking (this is why every good hacker is part mystic). Ability to enter such concentration at will correlates strongly with wizardliness; it is one of the most important skills learned during {larval stage}. Sometimes amplified as "deep hack mode". Being yanked out of hack mode (see {priority interrupt}) may be experienced as a physical shock, and the sensation of being in hack mode is more than a little habituating. The intensity of this experience is probably by itself sufficient explanation for the existence of hackers, and explains why many resist being promoted out of positions where they can code. See also {cyberspace}. Some aspects of hackish etiquette will appear quite odd to an observer unaware of the high value placed on hack mode. For example, if someone appears at your door, it is perfectly okay to hold up a hand (without turning one's eyes away from the screen) to avoid being interrupted. One may read, type, and interact with the computer for quite some time before further acknowledging the other's presence (of course, he or she is reciprocally free to leave without a word). The understanding is that you might be in {hack mode} with a lot of delicate state in your head, and you dare not {swap} that context out until you have reached a good point to pause. See also {juggling eggs}. [{Jargon File}] (1996-07-31)

hang ::: v. i. --> To suspend; to fasten to some elevated point without support from below; -- often used with up or out; as, to hang a coat on a hook; to hang up a sign; to hang out a banner.
To fasten in a manner which will allow of free motion upon the point or points of suspension; -- said of a pendulum, a swing, a door, gate, etc.
To fit properly, as at a proper angle (a part of an implement that is swung in using), as a scythe to its snath, or an ax

hasp ::: n. --> A clasp, especially a metal strap permanently fast at one end to a staple or pin, while the other passes over a staple, and is fastened by a padlock or a pin; also, a metallic hook for fastening a door.
A spindle to wind yarn, thread, or silk on.
An instrument for cutting the surface of grass land; a scarifier.

Heaven). When the doors are opened, Metatron is

heck ::: n. --> The bolt or latch of a door.
A rack for cattle to feed at.
A door, especially one partly of latticework; -- called also heck door.
A latticework contrivance for catching fish.
An apparatus for separating the threads of warps into sets, as they are wound upon the reel from the bobbins, in a warping machine.
A bend or winding of a stream.

heelpost ::: n. --> The post supporting the outer end of a propeller shaft.
The post to which a gate or door is hinged.
The quoin post of a lock gate.

hemacite ::: n. --> A composition made from blood, mixed with mineral or vegetable substances, used for making buttons, door knobs, etc.

hinge ::: a jointed or flexible device that allows the turning or pivoting of a part, such as a door or lid, on a stationary frame that allows the turning or pivoting of a part, such as a door or lid, on a stationary frame.

hinge ::: n. --> The hook with its eye, or the joint, on which a door, gate, lid, etc., turns or swings; a flexible piece, as a strip of leather, which serves as a joint to turn on.
That on which anything turns or depends; a governing principle; a cardinal point or rule; as, this argument was the hinge on which the question turned.
One of the four cardinal points, east, west, north, or south.

hook ::: n. --> A piece of metal, or other hard material, formed or bent into a curve or at an angle, for catching, holding, or sustaining anything; as, a hook for catching fish; a hook for fastening a gate; a boat hook, etc.
That part of a hinge which is fixed to a post, and on which a door or gate hangs and turns.
An implement for cutting grass or grain; a sickle; an instrument for cutting or lopping; a billhook.

Horn, Door or Gate of. See WIND

hyperthyrion ::: n. --> That part of the architrave which is over a door or window.

"I have started writing about doubt, but even in doing so I am afflicted by the ‘doubt" whether any amount of writing or of anything else can ever persuade the eternal doubt in man which is the penalty of his native ignorance. In the first place, to write adequately would mean anything from 60 to 600 pages, but not even 6000 convincing pages would convince doubt. For doubt exists for its own sake; its very function is to doubt always and, even when convinced, to go on doubting still; it is only to persuade its entertainer to give it board and lodging that it pretends to be an honest truth-seeker. This is a lesson I have learnt from the experience both of my own mind and of the minds of others; the only way to get rid of doubt is to take discrimination as one"s detector of truth and falsehood and under its guard to open the door freely and courageously to experience.” Letters on Yoga

I have started writing about doubt, but even in doing so I am afflicted by the ‘doubt’ whether any amount of writing or of anything else can ever persuade the eternal doubt in man which is the penalty of his native ignorance. In the first place, to write adequately would mean anything from 60 to 600 pages, but not even 6000 convincing pages would convince doubt. For doubt exists for its own sake; its very function is to doubt always and, even when convinced, to go on doubting still; it is only to persuade its entertainer to give it board and lodging that it pretends to be an honest truth-seeker. This is a lesson I have learnt from the experience both of my own mind and of the minds of others; the only way to get rid of doubt is to take discrimination as one’s detector of truth and falsehood and under its guard to open the door freely and courageously to experience.” Letters on Yoga

indoor ::: a. --> Done or being within doors; within a house or institution; domestic; as, indoor work.

indoors ::: adv. --> Within the house; -- usually separated, in doors.

Incantation [from Latin cantare to sin] Charm, mantra; the expert use of the power of unvocalized or vocalized sound in evolving occult forces of nature. Used in magic, especially of the ceremonial kind. The power of sound, akasic in character, is the “first of the keys which opens the door of communication between Mortals and the Immortals” (SD 1:464); one of the seven siddhis, mantrika-sakti.

In regard to the beast kingdom, at the midway point in the manvantara, the “door” to the human kingdom automatically closed, for then began the ascending arc: i.e., all monads not reaching the evolutionary status where they were able to pursue their evolution by entering the human kingdom must thereafter remain in the lower kingdoms for the three and one-half rounds still to come. The mammalian beasts all appeared in this round, but the first mammal on this globe was man himself, as the mammalian beasts were very early off-throwings or specializations from offthrowings originating in the human stock.

" . . . insincerity is always an open door for the adversary. That means there is some secret sympathy with what is perverse. And that is what is serious.” Questions and Answers 1957-58, MCW Vol. 9.

“… insincerity is always an open door for the adversary. That means there is some secret sympathy with what is perverse. And that is what is serious.” Questions and Answers 1957-58, MCW Vol. 9*

iron box [Unix/Internet] A special environment set up to trap a {cracker} logging in over remote connections long enough to be traced. May include a modified {shell} restricting the cracker's movements in unobvious ways, and "bait" files designed to keep him interested and logged on. See also {back door}, {firewall machine}, {Venus flytrap}, and Clifford Stoll's account in "{The Cuckoo's Egg}" of how he made and used one. Compare {padded cell}. [{Jargon File}]

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

jamb ::: n. --> The vertical side of any opening, as a door or fireplace; hence, less properly, any narrow vertical surface of wall, as the of a chimney-breast or of a pier, as distinguished from its face.
Any thick mass of rock which prevents miners from following the lode or vein. ::: v. t.

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

Janus (Latin) [from janua a gate] Oldest and most exalted of the Roman gods, he was called the oldest of the gods and the beginning of all things, the origin of all organic life and especially human life; from him sprang all wells and rivers, and he had power also on the seas. He had no Greek counterpart, and may originally have been a god of sun and light, who opened and closed the day; later he was especially the god of beginnings and endings, such as the closing and opening of cycles, symbolized in his statues by his having two faces, one before and one behind, visioning the future and the past; also of all doors, entrances, and passages, he being pictured as a porter with a staff and key. He was saluted every morning, at the beginning of all the months (calends), and at the first of the year. When the Romans began their year near the winter solstice (153 BC), they called the month Januarius, the month of Janus, as the end of one cycle and the beginning of another. They connected the name Janus with Dianus, one aspect of the divine sun, whose feminine is Diana, the moon.

Janus: The Roman god of the doorway; two-faced, he became the god of the beginnings.

Jhumur: “They are the powers of the guardians of the world of light and it is not easy to enter that world. Here they have given way and let Savitri in. It is revelation, intuition. She has gone beyond the world of mind, therefore topaz, and forced the doors of this world open by the force of revelation, direct experience. This however is all conjecture because it is beyond the range of our experience.”

jimmy ::: n. --> A short crowbar used by burglars in breaking open doors.

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

kali ::: n. --> The last and worst of the four ages of the world; -- considered to have begun B. C. 3102, and to last 432,000 years.
The black, destroying goddess; -- called also Doorga, Anna Purna.
The glasswort (Salsola Kali).

Ken Thompson "person" The principal inventor of the {Unix} {operating system} and author of the {B} language, the predecessor of {C}. In the early days Ken used to hand-cut {Unix} distribution tapes, often with a note that read "Love, ken". Old-timers still use his first name (sometimes uncapitalised, because it's a login name and mail address) in third-person reference; it is widely understood (on {Usenet} in particular) that without a last name "Ken" refers only to Ken Thompson. Similarly, Dennis without last name means {Dennis Ritchie} (and he is often known as dmr). Ken was first hired to work on the {Multics} project, which was a huge production with many people working on it. Multics was supposed to support hundreds of on-line logins but could barely handle three. In 1969, when Bell Labs withdrew from the project, Ken got fed up with Multics and went off to write his own operating system. People said "well, if zillions of people wrote Multics, then an OS written by one guy must be Unix!". There was some joking about eunichs as well. Ken's wife Bonnie and son Corey (then 18 months old) went to visit family in San Diego. Ken spent one week each on the {kernel}, {file system}, etc., and finished UNIX in one month along with developing {SPACEWAR} (or was it "Space Travel"?). See also {back door}, {brute force}, {demigod}, {wumpus}. (1999-01-26)

keyhole ::: n. --> A hole or apertupe in a door or lock, for receiving a key.
A hole or excavation in beams intended to be joined together, to receive the key which fastens them.
a mortise for a key or cotter.

kirmess ::: n. --> In Europe, particularly in Belgium and Holland, and outdoor festival and fair; in the United States, generally an indoor entertainment and fair combined.

knob ::: n. --> A hard protuberance; a hard swelling or rising; a bunch; a lump; as, a knob in the flesh, or on a bone.
A knoblike ornament or handle; as, the knob of a lock, door, or drawer.
A rounded hill or mountain; as, the Pilot Knob.
See Knop. ::: v. i.

knocker ::: n. --> One who, or that which, knocks; specifically, an instrument, or kind of hammer, fastened to a door, to be used in seeking for admittance.

knock ::: v. i. --> To drive or be driven against something; to strike against something; to clash; as, one heavy body knocks against another.
To strike or beat with something hard or heavy; to rap; as, to knock with a club; to knock on the door. ::: v. t. --> To strike with something hard or heavy; to move by

latchkey ::: n. --> A key used to raise, or throw back, the latch of a door, esp. a night latch.

latchstring ::: n. --> A string for raising the latch of a door by a person outside. It is fastened to the latch and passed through a hole above it in the door.

latch ::: v. t. --> To smear; to anoint. ::: n. --> That which fastens or holds; a lace; a snare.
A movable piece which holds anything in place by entering a notch or cavity; specifically, the catch which holds a door or gate when closed, though it be not bolted.

lintel ::: a horizontal structural member, such as a beam or stone, that spans an opening, as between the uprights of a door or window or between two columns or piers.

listing ::: p. pr. & vb. n. --> of List ::: n. --> The act or process of one who lists (in any sense of the verb); as, the listing of a door; the listing of a stock at the Stock Exchange.
The selvedge of cloth; list.

lock ::: n. --> A tuft of hair; a flock or small quantity of wool, hay, or other like substance; a tress or ringlet of hair.
Anything that fastens; specifically, a fastening, as for a door, a lid, a trunk, a drawer, and the like, in which a bolt is moved by a key so as to hold or to release the thing fastened.
A fastening together or interlacing; a closing of one thing upon another; a state of being fixed or immovable.
A place from which egress is prevented, as by a lock.

loggia ::: n. --> A roofed open gallery. It differs from a veranda in being more architectural, and in forming more decidedly a part of the main edifice to which it is attached; from a porch, in being intended not for entrance but for an out-of-door sitting-room.

logic bomb "programming, security" Code surreptitiously inserted into an application or {operating system} that causes it to perform some destructive or security-compromising activity whenever specified conditions are met. Compare {back door}. [{Jargon File}] (1996-07-02)

loke ::: n. --> A private path or road; also, the wicket or hatch of a door.

Madhav: “This is an experience of the gates opening, an important experience in yoga. Even as early as in the Vedic hymns, the Rishis describe how the divine doors open, devih dvarah, and the light, the joy, the knowledge pour in. Sat-Sang Vol. IX

Madhav: “When Aswapathy lifts the curtain of the flesh i.e. when he gets through the barrier of his physical existence, he comes to the threshold of another domain, subtle and occult. He sees a serpent watching, guarding the entrance. In all traditions, especially the ancient, at the doors of every subtle kingdom there is a sentinel and that sentinel is imaged as a serpent. In spiritual symbolism the serpent stands for Energy. Depending on the colour of the serpent, it is physical energy or vital energy, mental energy, spiritual energy. Unless this serpent allows one to pass one cannot enter. The serpent, in this context, is the guard whose consent is necessary before one can pass. The Book of the Divine Mother

malware "security" Any {software} designed to do something that the user would not wish it to do, hasn't asked it to do, and often has no knowledge of until it's too late. Types of malware include {backdoor}, {ransomware}, {virus}, {worm}, {Trojan horse}. Malware typically affects the system on which it is run, e.g. by deleting or corrupting files on the local disks. Since Internet connections became common, malware has increasingly targeted remote systems. An early example was malware consisting of a malicious e-mail attachment that targeted security flaws in {Microsoft Outlook} (the most common {e-mail client}) to send itself to all the user's contacts. A more recent kind of malware "recruits" the infected computer to become part of a {botnet} consisting of thousands of infected computers that can then be remotely controlled and used to launch {DDoS} attacks. (2007-11-15)

mat ::: n. --> A name given by coppersmiths to an alloy of copper, tin, iron, etc., usually called white metal.
A fabric of sedge, rushes, flags, husks, straw, hemp, or similar material, used for wiping and cleaning shoes at the door, for covering the floor of a hall or room, and for other purposes.
Any similar fabric for various uses, as for covering plant houses, putting beneath dishes or lamps on a table, securing rigging from friction, and the like.

Mediator An agent who stands or goes between, specifically one who acts as the conscious agent or intermediary of special spiritual power and knowledge. Most often applied to highly-evolved characters who mediate, not only between superhuman spiritual entities and ordinary men, but who also themselves consciously unite their own spiritual nature with their merely human souls. Such people attain to this lofty state by the great sanctity and wisdom of their lives, aided by frequent interior ecstatic contemplation. They radiate a pure and beneficent atmosphere which invites, and is congenial to, exalted spiritual beings of the solar system. Evil entities of the astral realms cannot endure their clean and highly magnetic aura, nor are they able to continue obsessing other unfortunate persons if the mediator be present and will their departure, or even approaches the sufferer. This powerful spiritual self-consciousness of the individual who is a mediator reaching upwards to superior spiritual realms, is in sharpest possible contrast with the passive, unconscious, weak-willed medium who, through ignorance or folly, becomes the agent for the use of any astral entity that may be attracted to the entranced body. Apollonius, Iamblichus, Plotinus, and Porphyry are examples of mediators: “but if the temple is defiled by the admission of an evil passion, thought or desire, the mediator falls into the sphere of sorcery. The door is opened; the pure spirits retire and the evil ones rush in. This is still mediatorship, evil as it is; the sorcerer, like the pure magician, forms his own aura and subjects to his will congenial inferior spirits” (IU 1:487).

Medium Anything that serves as an intermediate, especially applied by modern spiritualists to a person who, alleged to be under the “control” of some other being, usually invisible, becomes a transmitting medium for phenomenal messages, feelings, or actions. These entities, mistakenly called spirits of the dead, are no part of the spiritual nature of composite man. On the contrary, these communications come from various entities in the astral world which interpenetrates and surrounds the physical earth, just as our astral model-body and aura surround and interpenetrate our physical form, cell for cell. In our present state of evolution, the astral or model-body acts normally only when conjoined to the physical — a natural provision for protection from conditions with which we are as yet evolutionally unprepared to deal. The medium, however, is one who is born with or develops a peculiarly unstable and often actually dislocated state of the elements of his inner constitution. Thereby he becomes at times disorganized physiologically and in his nervous system, which connects the inner man with the outer world, and he suffers, in effect, a psychic dislocation. Then the entranced, unconscious medium functions with magnetic sympathy with currents and entities in the astral light, especially with those in the kama-lokic levels which are nearest the earth. Of these many entities, the types usually manifesting are nature spirits or elements of various kinds; kamic remnants, the shells or spooks of the dead; and elementaries or the imperfect astral remains of excarnate human beings who when alive on earth showed marked tendencies to gross and evil living. Being fated, because of their strongly materialistic biases and appetites, to exist in the astral realm, these last are a peculiarly dangerous and demoralizing influence, especially to people of weak will or of mediumistic temperament. Without physical body or real conscience, the elementaries yet are living entities of the unexpended force of their earth-passions and desires, eager to occupy and use a living body, meantime absorbing its vital essence if they can make psychic contact with it. They are psychomagnetically drawn to such conditions as the seance room usually offers. The delicate tingling on the medium’s skin, supposed to come from angelic fingers, is actually an astral emanation of vitality to form an atmosphere or aura for the besieging control. These feathery touches are like the aurae which often precede convulsive epileptic attacks where the pale, cold, unconscious body of the ousted sufferer becomes temporarily possessed. Each time when the passive medium is controlled, his spiritual will is progressively weakened, his higher mind is blurred, and he becomes an open door for all kinds of uncanny astral influences. It is true that psychic sensitives of clean life and honest purpose, may first attract entities belonging to higher kama-lokic levels. But the finest types of supposed spirit faces that they see are generally reflections from their own mental pictures of beloved ones, or of their own innate ideals.

Mefathiel —‘ ‘an opener of doors,” hence,

mezuzoth ::: n. --> A piece of parchment bearing the Decalogue and attached to the doorpost; -- in use among orthodox Hebrews.

mica ::: n. --> The name of a group of minerals characterized by highly perfect cleavage, so that they readily separate into very thin leaves, more or less elastic. They differ widely in composition, and vary in color from pale brown or yellow to green or black. The transparent forms are used in lanterns, the doors of stoves, etc., being popularly called isinglass. Formerly called also cat-silver, and glimmer.

mygale ::: n. --> A genus of very large hairy spiders having four lungs and only four spinnerets. They do not spin webs, but usually construct tubes in the earth, which are often furnished with a trapdoor. The South American bird spider (Mygale avicularia), and the crab spider, or matoutou (M. cancerides) are among the largest species. Some of the species are erroneously called tarantulas, as the Texas tarantula (M. Hentzii).

number ::: n. --> That which admits of being counted or reckoned; a unit, or an aggregate of units; a numerable aggregate or collection of individuals; an assemblage made up of distinct things expressible by figures.
A collection of many individuals; a numerous assemblage; a multitude; many.
A numeral; a word or character denoting a number; as, to put a number on a door.

Occult Arts Blavatsky in “Occultism versus the Occult Arts” (Studies in Occultism), distinguishes between occultism (gupta-vidya, the path of wisdom) and occult arts (evil occultism, sorcery, black magic, spells, incantations, etc.). While true occultism completely renounces self, the occult arts are practiced with selfish motives or from love of evil. Even where there is no sinister motive in one who ventures upon the occult arts, yet he enters a field where danger and destruction threaten unless he is protected by a training in true occultism. He will arouse in himself forces with which he cannot cope, open doors which later he seeks in vain to close, and put himself at the mercy of evil wills probably stronger than his own.

one-way function "cryptography, mathematics" A {function} which is easy to compute but whose {inverse} is very difficult to compute. Such functions have important applications in {cryptography}, specifically in {public-key cryptography}. See also: {trapdoor function}. (2001-05-10)

open ::: a. --> Free of access; not shut up; not closed; affording unobstructed ingress or egress; not impeding or preventing passage; not locked up or covered over; -- applied to passageways; as, an open door, window, road, etc.; also, to inclosed structures or objects; as, open houses, boxes, baskets, bottles, etc.; also, to means of communication or approach by water or land; as, an open harbor or roadstead.
Free to be used, enjoyed, visited, or the like; not private; public; unrestricted in use; as, an open library, museum, court, or

open-air ::: a. --> Taking place in the open air; outdoor; as, an open-air game or meeting.

opening the doors through which the prayers of

ostiary ::: n. --> The mouth of a river; an estuary.
One who keeps the door, especially the door of a church; a porter.

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

outdoors ::: adv. --> Abread; out of the house; out of doors.

out-of-door ::: a. --> Being out of the house; being, or done, in the open air; outdoor; as, out-of-door exercise. See Out of door, under Out, adv.

outside ::: n. --> The external part of a thing; the part, end, or side which forms the surface; that which appears, or is manifest; that which is superficial; the exterior.
The part or space which lies without an inclosure; the outer side, as of a door, walk, or boundary.
The furthest limit, as to number, quantity, extent, etc.; the utmost; as, it may last a week at the outside.
One who, or that which, is without; hence, an outside

outsider ::: n. --> One not belonging to the concern, institution, party, etc., spoken of; one disconnected in interest or feeling.
A locksmith&

page ::: n. --> A serving boy; formerly, a youth attending a person of high degree, especially at courts, as a position of honor and education; now commonly, in England, a youth employed for doing errands, waiting on the door, and similar service in households; in the United States, a boy employed to wait upon the members of a legislative body.
A boy child.
A contrivance, as a band, pin, snap, or the like, to hold the skirt of a woman&

pandoor ::: n. --> Same as Pandour.

Pasa (Sanskrit) Pāśa [from the verbal root paś to fasten, bind] A snare, noose, tie, bond, chain, fetter — both literally and figuratively. Especially used in connection with Yama, the Hindu god of death, represented as carrying a noose. The Jains and Buddhists use the term for anything that binds or fetters the soul, e.g., the outer world of matter and sense. “As an emblem of ‘door, gate, mouth, the place of outlet’ it signifies the ‘strait gate’ that leads to the kingdom of heaven, far more than the ‘birth-place’ in a physiological sense.

patch "software" 1. A temporary addition to a piece of code, usually as a {quick-and-dirty} remedy to an existing {bug} or {misfeature}. A patch may or may not work, and may or may not eventually be incorporated permanently into the program. Distinguished from a {diff} or {mod} by the fact that a patch is generated by more primitive means than the rest of the program; the classical examples are instructions modified by using the front panel switches, and changes made directly to the binary executable of a program originally written in an {HLL}. Compare {one-line fix}. 2. To insert a patch into a piece of code. 3. [in the Unix world] A {diff}. 4. A set of modifications to binaries to be applied by a patching program. {IBM} systems often receive updates to the {operating system} in the form of absolute {hexadecimal} patches. If you have modified your OS, you have to disassemble these back to the {source code}. The patches might later be corrected by other patches on top of them (patches were said to "grow scar tissue"). The result was often a convoluted {patch space} and headaches galore. There is a classic story of a {tiger team} penetrating a secure military computer that illustrates the danger inherent in binary patches (or, indeed, any patches that you can't - or don't - inspect and examine before installing). They couldn't find any {trap doors} or any way to penetrate security of IBM's OS, so they made a site visit to an IBM office (remember, these were official military types who were purportedly on official business), swiped some IBM stationery, and created a fake patch. The patch was actually the trapdoor they needed. The patch was distributed at about the right time for an IBM patch, had official stationery and all accompanying documentation, and was dutifully installed. The installation manager very shortly thereafter learned something about proper procedures. 5. {Larry Wall}'s "patch" {utility program}, which automatically applies a patch to a set of {source code} or other text files. Patch accepts input in any of the four forms output by the {Unix} {diff} utility. When the files being patched are not identical to those on which the diffs were based, patch uses {heuristics} to determine how to proceed. Diff and patch are the standard way of producing and applying updates under {Unix}. Both have been ported to other {operating systems}. {Patch Home (}. [{Jargon File}] (2005-05-16)

patience to develop. For instance, the neutral quiet so dissatis- fying to five vital eagerness of the sadhaka is the first step towards the peace that passeth all understanding, the small current or thrill of inner delight the first trickling of the ocean of Ananda, the play of tights or colours the key of the doors of the inner vision and experience, the descent that stifTens the body into a concentrated stillness that first touch of something at the end of which is the presence of the Divine.

pediment ::: n. --> Originally, in classical architecture, the triangular space forming the gable of a simple roof; hence, a similar form used as a decoration over porticoes, doors, windows, etc.; also, a rounded or broken frontal having a similar position and use. See Temple.

pentaptych ::: n. --> A picture, or combination of pictures, consisting of a centerpiece and double folding doors or wings, as for an altarpiece.

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

portal ::: a doorway, entrance, or gate, especially one that is large and imposing.

portal ::: n. --> A door or gate; hence, a way of entrance or exit, especially one that is grand and imposing.
The lesser gate, where there are two of different dimensions.
Formerly, a small square corner in a room separated from the rest of the apartment by wainscoting, forming a short passage to another apartment.
By analogy with the French portail, used by recent writers

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

porterage ::: n. --> The work of a porter; the occupation of a carrier or of a doorkeeper.
Money charged or paid for the carriage of burdens or parcels by a porter.

porter ::: n. --> A man who has charge of a door or gate; a doorkeeper; one who waits at the door to receive messages.
A carrier; one who carries or conveys burdens, luggage, etc.; for hire.
A bar of iron or steel at the end of which a forging is made; esp., a long, large bar, to the end of which a heavy forging is attached, and by means of which the forging is lifted and handled in hammering and heating; -- called also porter bar.

portiere ::: n. --> A curtain hanging across a doorway.

port ::: n. --> A dark red or purple astringent wine made in Portugal. It contains a large percentage of alcohol.
A passageway; an opening or entrance to an inclosed place; a gate; a door; a portal.
An opening in the side of a vessel; an embrasure through which cannon may be discharged; a porthole; also, the shutters which close such an opening.
A passageway in a machine, through which a fluid, as steam,

postern ::: n. --> Originally, a back door or gate; a private entrance; hence, any small door or gate.
A subterraneous passage communicating between the parade and the main ditch, or between the ditches and the interior of the outworks. ::: a.

presence ::: 1. The state or fact of being present; current existence or occurrence. 2. A divine, spiritual, or supernatural spirit or influence felt or conceived as present. 3. The immediate proximity of someone or something.

Sri Aurobindo: "It is intended by the word Presence to indicate the sense and perception of the Divine as a Being, felt as present in one"s existence and consciousness or in relation with it, without the necessity of any further qualification or description. Thus, of the ‘ineffable Presence" it can only be said that it is there and nothing more can or need be said about it, although at the same time one knows that all is there, personality and impersonality, Power and Light and Ananda and everything else, and that all these flow from that indescribable Presence. The word may be used sometimes in a less absolute sense, but that is always the fundamental significance, — the essential perception of the essential Presence supporting everything else.” *Letters on Yoga

"Beyond mind on spiritual and supramental levels dwells the Presence, the Truth, the Power, the Bliss that can alone deliver us from these illusions, display the Light of which our ideals are tarnished disguises and impose the harmony that shall at once transfigure and reconcile all the parts of our nature.” Essays Divine and Human

"But if we learn to live within, we infallibly awaken to this presence within us which is our more real self, a presence profound, calm, joyous and puissant of which the world is not the master — a presence which, if it is not the Lord Himself, is the radiation of the Lord within.” *The Life Divine

"The true soul secret in us, — subliminal, we have said, but the word is misleading, for this presence is not situated below the threshold of waking mind, but rather burns in the temple of the inmost heart behind the thick screen of an ignorant mind, life and body, not subliminal but behind the veil, — this veiled psychic entity is the flame of the Godhead always alight within us, inextinguishable even by that dense unconsciousness of any spiritual self within which obscures our outward nature. It is a flame born out of the Divine and, luminous inhabitant of the Ignorance, grows in it till it is able to turn it towards the Knowledge. It is the concealed Witness and Control, the hidden Guide, the Daemon of Socrates, the inner light or inner voice of the mystic. It is that which endures and is imperishable in us from birth to birth, untouched by death, decay or corruption, an indestructible spark of the Divine.” *The Life Divine

"If we need any personal and inner witness to this indivisible All-Consciousness behind the ignorance, — all Nature is its external proof, — we can get it with any completeness only in our deeper inner being or larger and higher spiritual state when we draw back behind the veil of our own surface ignorance and come into contact with the divine Idea and Will behind it. Then we see clearly enough that what we have done by ourselves in our ignorance was yet overseen and guided in its result by the invisible Omniscience; we discover a greater working behind our ignorant working and begin to glimpse its purpose in us: then only can we see and know what now we worship in faith, recognise wholly the pure and universal Presence, meet the Lord of all being and all Nature.” *The Life Divine

"The presence of the Spirit is there in every living being, on every level, in all things, and because it is there, the experience of Sachchidananda, of the pure spiritual existence and consciousness, of the delight of a divine presence, closeness, contact can be acquired through the mind or the heart or the life-sense or even through the physical consciousness; if the inner doors are flung sufficiently open, the light from the sanctuary can suffuse the nearest and the farthest chambers of the outer being.” *The Life Divine

"There is a secret divine Will, eternal and infinite, omniscient and omnipotent, that expresses itself in the universality and in each particular of all these apparently temporal and finite inconscient or half-conscient things. This is the Power or Presence meant by the Gita when it speaks of the Lord within the heart of all existences who turns all creatures as if mounted on a machine by the illusion of Nature.” *The Synthesis of Yoga

"For what Yoga searches after is not truth of thought alone or truth of mind alone, but the dynamic truth of a living and revealing spiritual experience. There must awake in us a constant indwelling and enveloping nearness, a vivid perception, a close feeling and communion, a concrete sense and contact of a true and infinite Presence always and everywhere. That Presence must remain with us as the living, pervading Reality in which we and all things exist and move and act, and we must feel it always and everywhere, concrete, visible, inhabiting all things; it must be patent to us as their true Self, tangible as their imperishable Essence, met by us closely as their inmost Spirit. To see, to feel, to sense, to contact in every way and not merely to conceive this Self and Spirit here in all existences and to feel with the same vividness all existences in this Self and Spirit, is the fundamental experience which must englobe all other knowledge.” *The Synthesis of Yoga

"One must have faith in the Master of our life and works, even if for a long time He conceals Himself, and then in His own right time He will reveal His Presence.” *Letters on Yoga

"They [the psychic being and the Divine Presence in the heart] are quite different things. The psychic being is one"s own individual soul-being. It is not the Divine, though it has come from the Divine and develops towards the Divine.” *Letters on Yoga

"For it is quietness and inwardness that enable one to feel the Presence.” *Letters on Yoga

"Beyond mind on spiritual and supramental levels dwells the Presence, the Truth, the Power, the Bliss that can alone deliver us from these illusions, display the Light of which our ideals are tarnished disguises and impose the harmony that shall at once transfigure and reconcile all the parts of our nature.” *Essays Divine and Human

The Mother: "For, in human beings, here is a presence, the most marvellous Presence on earth, and except in a few very rare cases which I need not mention here, this presence lies asleep in the heart — not in the physical heart but the psychic centre — of all beings. And when this Splendour is manifested with enough purity, it will awaken in all beings the echo of his Presence.” Words of the Mother, MCW, Vol. 15.

Pronunciation In this dictionary slashes (/../) bracket phonetic pronunciations of words not found in a standard English dictionary. The notation, and many of the pronunciations, were adapted from the Hacker's {Jargon File}. Syllables are separated by {dash} or followed {single quote} or {back quote}. Single quote means the preceding syllable is stressed (louder), back quote follows a syllable with intermediate stress (slightly louder), otherwise all syllables are equally stressed. Consonants are pronounced as in English but note: ch soft, as in "church" g hard, as in "got" gh aspirated g+h of "bughouse" or "ragheap" j voiced, as in "judge" kh guttural of "loch" or "l'chaim" s unvoiced, as in "pass" zh as "s" in "pleasure" Uppercase letters are pronounced as their English letter names; thus (for example) /H-L-L/ is equivalent to /aych el el/. /Z/ is pronounced /zee/ in the US and /zed/ in the UK (elsewhere?). Vowels are represented as follows: a back, that ah father, palm (see note) ar far, mark aw flaw, caught ay bake, rain e less, men ee easy, ski eir their, software i trip, hit i: life, sky o block, stock (see note) oh flow, sew oo loot, through or more, door ow out, how oy boy, coin uh but, some u put, foot *r   fur, insert (only in stressed syllables; otherwise use just "r") y yet, young yoo few, chew [y]oo /oo/ with optional fronting as in `news' (/nooz/ or /nyooz/) A /*/ is used for the `schwa' sound of unstressed or occluded vowels (often written with an upside-down `e'). The schwa vowel is omitted in unstressed syllables containing vocalic l, m, n or r; that is, "kitten" and "colour" would be rendered /kit'n/ and /kuhl'r/, not /kit'*n/ and /kuhl'*r/. The above table reflects mainly distinctions found in standard American English (that is, the neutral dialect spoken by TV network announcers and typical of educated speech in the Upper Midwest, Chicago, Minneapolis/St.Paul and Philadelphia). However, we separate /o/ from /ah/, which tend to merge in standard American. This may help readers accustomed to accents resembling British Received Pronunciation. Entries with a pronunciation of `//' are written-only. (1997-12-10)

quadrivalve ::: a. --> Dehiscent into four similar parts; four-valved; as, a quadrivalve pericarp. ::: n. --> A door, shutter, or the like, having four folds.

Quality Systems & Software Ltd. "company" The company which produced the {DOORS} requirements engineering tool. They also provide consultancy as Requirements Engineering Ltd. {(}. E-mail: Ian Alexander "", Amanda Haisman-Baker "". (1995-11-11)

quine "programming" /kwi:n/ (After the logician Willard V. Quine, via Douglas Hofstadter) A program that generates a copy of its own source text as its complete output. Devising the shortest possible quine in some given programming language is a common hackish amusement. In most interpreted languages, any constant, e.g. 42, is a quine because it "evaluates to itself". In certain {Lisp} dialects (e.g. {Emacs Lisp}), the symbols "nil" and "t" are "self-quoting", i.e. they are both a symbol and also the value of that symbol. In some dialects, the function-forming function symbol, "lambda" is self-quoting so that, when applied to some arguments, it returns itself applied to those arguments. Here is a quine in {Lisp} using this idea: ((lambda (x) (list x x)) (lambda (x) (list x x))) Compare this to the {lambda expression}: (\ x . x x) (\ x . x x) which reproduces itself after one step of {beta reduction}. This is simply the result of applying the {combinator} {fix} to the {identity function}. In fact any quine can be considered as a {fixed point} of the language's evaluation mechanism. We can write this in {Lisp}: ((lambda (x) (funcall x x)) (lambda (x) (funcall x x))) where "funcall" applies its first argument to the rest of its arguments, but evaluation of this expression will never terminate so it cannot be called a quine. Here is a more complex version of the above Lisp quine, which will work in Scheme and other Lisps where "lambda" is not self-quoting: ((lambda (x)  (list x (list (quote quote) x))) (quote   (lambda (x)    (list x (list (quote quote) x))))) It's relatively easy to write quines in other languages such as {PostScript} which readily handle programs as data; much harder (and thus more challenging!) in languages like {C} which do not. Here is a classic {C} quine for {ASCII} machines: char*f="char*f=%c%s%c;main() {printf(f,34,f,34,10);}%c"; main(){printf(f,34,f,34,10);} For excruciatingly exact quinishness, remove the interior line break. Some infamous {Obfuscated C Contest} entries have been quines that reproduced in exotic ways. {Ken Thompson}'s {back door} involved an interesting variant of a quine - a compiler which reproduced part of itself when compiling (a version of) itself. [{Jargon File}] (1995-04-25)

rapper ::: n. --> One who, or that which, raps or knocks; specifically, the knocker of a door.
A forcible oath or lie.

rayo durah ::: the doors of the felicity. [Ved.]

Requirements Engineering "programming" The task of capturing, structuring, and accurately representing the user's {requirements} so that they can be correctly embodied in systems which meet those requirements (i.e. are of good quality). {DOORS} is one product to help with this task. (1995-11-11)

Ring-Pass-Not ::: A profoundly mystical and suggestive term signifying the circle or bounds or frontiers within which iscontained the consciousness of those who are still under the sway of the delusion of separateness -- andthis applies whether the ring be large or small. It does not signify any one especial occasion or condition,but is a general term applicable to any state in which an entity, having reached a certain stage ofevolutionary growth of the unfolding of consciousness, finds itself unable to pass into a still higher statebecause of some delusion under which the consciousness is laboring, be that delusion mental or spiritual.There is consciously a ring-pass-not for every globe of the planetary chain, a ring-pass-not for theplanetary chain itself, a ring-pass-not for the solar system, and so forth. It is the entities who labor underthe delusion who therefore actually create their own rings-pass-not, for these are not actual entitativematerial frontiers, but boundaries of consciousness.A ring-pass-not furthermore may perhaps be said with great truth to be somewhat of the nature of aspiritual laya-center or point of transmission between plane and plane of consciousness.The rings-pass-not as above said, however, have to do with phases or states of consciousness only. Forinstance, the ring-pass-not for the beasts is self-consciousness, i.e., the beasts have not yet been enabledto develop forth their consciousness to the point of self-consciousness or reflective consciousness exceptin minor degree. A dog, for example, located in a room which it desires to leave, will run to a door out ofwhich it is accustomed to go and will sit there whining for the door to be opened. Its consciousnessrecognizes the point of egress, but it has not developed the self-conscious mental activity to open thedoor.A general ring-pass-not for humanity is their inability to self-consciously participate in spiritualself-consciousness.

rock ::: 1. Relatively hard, naturally formed mineral or petrified matter; stone. 2. A boulder or large stone. 3. One that is similar to or suggestive of a mass of stone in stability, firmness, or dependability. 4. Something resembling or suggesting a rock. rocks, rock-doors, rock-edicts, rock-gate"s, rock-hewn, rock-temple"s, pillar-rocks.

rockaway ::: --> Formerly, a light, low, four-wheeled carriage, with standing top, open at the sides, but having waterproof curtains which could be let down when occasion required; now, a somewhat similar, but heavier, carriage, inclosed, except in front, and having a door at each side.

rug ::: a. --> A kind of coarse, heavy frieze, formerly used for garments.
A piece of thick, nappy fabric, commonly made of wool, -- used for various purposes, as for covering and ornamenting part of a bare floor, for hanging in a doorway as a potiere, for protecting a portion of carpet, for a wrap to protect the legs from cold, etc.
A rough, woolly, or shaggy dog. ::: v. t.

sagittary ::: n. --> A centaur; a fabulous being, half man, half horse, armed with a bow and quiver.
The Arsenal in Venice; -- so called from having a figure of an archer over the door. ::: a. --> Pertaining to, or resembling, an arrow.

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

Samadhi and norma! sleep, between the dream*state of Yoga and the physical state of dream. The latter belongs to the physical mind ; in the former the mind proper and subtle is at work liberated from the immixture of the physical mentality. The dreams of the physical mind are an incoherent jumble made up partly of responses to vague touches from the physical world round which the lower mind*faculttes disconnected from the will and reason, the buddhi, weave a web of wandering phantasy, partly of disordered associations from the brain>memory, partly of refieclions from the soul travelling on the mental plane, reflec- tions which arc, ordinarily, received without intelligence or co- ordination, wildly distorted in the reception and mixed up confusedly with the other dream elements, with brain-memories and fantastic responses to any sensory touch from the physical world. In the Yogic dream-state, on the other hand, the mind is in clear possession of itself, though not of the physical world, works coherently and is able to use either its ordinary will and intelligence with a concentrated power or else the higher will and intelligence of the more exalted planes of mind. It withdraws from experience of the outer world, it puts its seals upon the physical senses and their doors of conununicatinn with maJerJal things ; but everything that is proper to itself, thought, reasoning, reflection, vision, it can continue to execute with an increased purity and power of sovereign concentration free from the dis- tractions and unsteadiness of the waking mind. It can use too its will and produce upon itself or upon its environment mental, moral and even physical effects which may continue and have

sandpaper ::: n. --> Paper covered on one side with sand glued fast, -- used for smoothing and polishing. ::: v. t. --> To smooth or polish with sandpaper; as, to sandpaper a door.

Sapphire Many ancient peoples knew how to avail themselves of the magical virtues of precious stones. The sapphire was especially valued because supposed to enshrine some of the influences of Venus as transmitted through other attributes to Luna or the higher aspect of the Moon, and so to be able to induce equanimity and banish evil thoughts. ” ‘The sapphire,’ say the Buddhists, ‘will open barred doors and dwellings (for the spirit of man); it produces a desire for prayer, and brings with it more peace than any other gem; but he who would wear it must lead a pure and holy life’ ” (IU 1:265). Modern authorities surmise that the sappheiros of the Greeks and the sappir of the Bible were our lapis lazuli, while our sapphire was called hyacinthus. The same qualities are attributed to the color blue.

sash ::: n. --> A scarf or band worn about the waist, over the shoulder, or otherwise; a belt; a girdle, -- worn by women and children as an ornament; also worn as a badge of distinction by military officers, members of societies, etc.
The framing in which the panes of glass are set in a glazed window or door, including the narrow bars between the panes.
In a sawmill, the rectangular frame in which the saw is strained and by which it is carried up and down with a reciprocating

screak ::: v. --> To utter suddenly a sharp, shrill sound; to screech; to creak, as a door or wheel. ::: n. --> A creaking; a screech; a shriek.

screen ::: n. 1. A moveable or fixed device, usually consisting of a covered frame, that provides shelter, serves as a partition, etc. 2. Something interposed as a partition so as to conceal from view. 3. A window or door insertion or framed wire or plastic mesh used to keep out insects and permit air flow. 4. A specially prepared, light reflecting, flat vertical surface for the reception of images as from a slide or motion picture projector. screens. v. 5. To conceal from view with or as if with a screen. screens, screened.

scrub ::: v. t. --> To rub hard; to wash with rubbing; usually, to rub with a wet brush, or with something coarse or rough, for the purpose of cleaning or brightening; as, to scrub a floor, a doorplate. ::: v. i. --> To rub anything hard, especially with a wet brush; to scour; hence, to be diligent and penurious; as, to scrub hard for a

SEX /seks/ [Sun Users' Group & elsewhere] 1. Software EXchange. A technique invented by the blue-green algae hundreds of millions of years ago to speed up their evolution, which had been terribly slow up until then. Today, SEX parties are popular among hackers and others (of course, these are no longer limited to exchanges of genetic software). In general, SEX parties are a {Good Thing}, but unprotected SEX can propagate a {virus}. See also {pubic directory}. 2. The {mnemonic} often used for Sign EXtend, a machine instruction found in the {PDP-11} and many other architectures. The {RCA 1802} chip used in the early {Elf} and SuperElf {personal computers} had a "SEt X register" SEX instruction, but this seems to have had little folkloric impact. DEC's engineers nearly got a {PDP-11} {assembler} that used the "SEX" mnemonic out the door at one time, but (for once) marketing wasn't asleep and forced a change. That wasn't the last time this happened, either. The author of "The Intel 8086 Primer", who was one of the original designers of the {Intel 8086}, noted that there was originally a "SEX" instruction on that processor, too. He says that Intel management got cold feet and decreed that it be changed, and thus the instruction was renamed "CBW" and "CWD" (depending on what was being extended). The {Intel 8048} (the {microcontroller} used in {IBM PC} keyboards) is also missing straight "SEX" but has logical-or and logical-and instructions "ORL" and "ANL". The {Motorola 6809}, used in the UK's "{Dragon 32}" {personal computer}, actually had an official "SEX" instruction; the {6502} in the {Apple II} with which it competed did not. British hackers thought this made perfect mythic sense; after all, it was commonly observed, you could (on some theoretical level) have sex with a dragon, but you can't have sex with an apple. [{Jargon File}] (1998-03-03)

shut ::: imp. & p. p. --> of Shut ::: v. t. --> To close so as to hinder ingress or egress; as, to shut a door or a gate; to shut one&

shuttlecock ::: n. --> A cork stuck with feathers, which is to be struck by a battledoor in play; also, the play itself. ::: v. t. --> To send or toss to and fro; to bandy; as, to shuttlecock words.

sidepiece ::: n. --> The jamb, or cheek, of an opening in a wall, as of door or window.

sill ::: a ledge of wood, stone, etc. at the foot of an opening, such as a window or a door; the threshold.

sill ::: n. --> The basis or foundation of a thing; especially, a horizontal piece, as a timber, which forms the lower member of a frame, or supports a structure; as, the sills of a house, of a bridge, of a loom, and the like.
The timber or stone at the foot of a door; the threshold.
The timber or stone on which a window frame stands; or, the lowest piece in a window frame.
The floor of a gallery or passage in a mine.

slam ::: v. t. --> To shut with force and a loud noise; to bang; as, he slammed the door.
To put in or on some place with force and loud noise; -- usually with down; as, to slam a trunk down on the pavement.
To strike with some implement with force; hence, to beat or cuff.
To strike down; to slaughter.
To defeat (opponents at cards) by winning all the tricks

slot ::: n. --> A broad, flat, wooden bar; a slat or sloat.
A bolt or bar for fastening a door.
A narrow depression, perforation, or aperture; esp., one for the reception of a piece fitting or sliding in it.
The track of a deer; hence, a track of any kind. ::: v. t.

snecket ::: n. --> A door latch, or sneck.

sneck ::: v. t. --> To fasten by a hatch; to latch, as a door. ::: n. --> A door latch.

spatulate ::: a. --> Shaped like spatula, or like a battledoor, being roundish, with a long, narrow, linear base.

splay ::: v. t. --> To display; to spread.
To dislocate, as a shoulder bone.
To spay; to castrate.
To turn on one side; to render oblique; to slope or slant, as the side of a door, window, etc. ::: a.

squeak ::: v. i. --> To utter a sharp, shrill cry, usually of short duration; to cry with an acute tone, as an animal; or, to make a sharp, disagreeable noise, as a pipe or quill, a wagon wheel, a door; to creak.
To break silence or secrecy for fear of pain or punishment; to speak; to confess. ::: n.

*Sri Aurobindo: "The highest aim of the aesthetic being is to find the Divine through beauty; the highest Art is that which by an inspired use of significant and interpretative form unseals the doors of the spirit.” The Human Cycle etc.*

stepstone ::: n. --> A stone laid before a door as a stair to rise on in entering the house.

stoop ::: n. --> Originally, a covered porch with seats, at a house door; the Dutch stoep as introduced by the Dutch into New York. Afterward, an out-of-door flight of stairs of from seven to fourteen steps, with platform and parapets, leading to an entrance door some distance above the street; the French perron. Hence, any porch, platform, entrance stairway, or small veranda, at a house door.
A vessel of liquor; a flagon.
A post fixed in the earth.

stopping ::: p. pr. & vb. n. --> of Stop ::: n. --> Material for filling a cavity.
A partition or door to direct or prevent a current of air.
A pad or poultice of dung or other material applied to a

suryadvarena ::: by the Sun as a door or gate. [Mund. 1.2.11]

tambour ::: n. --> A kind of small flat drum; a tambourine.
A small frame, commonly circular, and somewhat resembling a tambourine, used for stretching, and firmly holding, a portion of cloth that is to be embroidered; also, the embroidery done upon such a frame; -- called also, in the latter sense, tambour work.
Same as Drum, n., 2(d).
A work usually in the form of a redan, to inclose a space before a door or staircase, or at the gorge of a larger work. It is

task scheduling "algorithm" The assignment of start and end times to a set of tasks, subject to certain {constraints}. Constraints are typically either time constraints (the payload must be installed before the payload bay doors are closed) or resource constraints (this task requires a small crane and a crane operator). In the case where the tasks are programs to run concurrently on a computer, this is also known as {multitasking}. (1998-04-25)

tatta ::: n. --> A bamboo frame or trellis hung at a door or window of a house, over which water is suffered to trickle, in order to moisten and cool the air as it enters.

Taw, Tau (Hebrew) Taw The last letter of the Hebrew alphabet; sometimes because of similarity of sound interchanged with teth. Its numerical value is 400. In Ezekiel (9:4) the foreheads of the men in Jerusalem who sighed were to be marked “with the signum Thau, as it is translated in the Vulgate” (SD 2:557), and Moses also speaks of marking the lintel and door posts (Ex 12:22).

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

Teth (Hebrew) Ṭēith The ninth letter of the Hebrew alphabet, standing for the number nine. In the Qabbalah, used as a symbolic device for the cosmic intelligent electric force, in theosophy called fohat, “whose symbol is the serpent which played such a prominent part in the Mysteries. Its universal value is nine, . . . and the ninth door of the fifty portals or gateways that lead to the concealed mysteries of being” (SD 1:76).

tetraneumona ::: n. pl. --> A division of Arachnida including those spiders which have four lungs, or pulmonary sacs. It includes the bird spiders (Mygale) and the trapdoor spiders. See Mygale.

The “door” was closed into the human kingdom in the middle of the fourth round because the turning point had been reached between the monadic evolution of matter, or descent into matter on the downward arc, and the reverse process of involution, which automatically replaced it on the upward arc of the great light cycle. Thus, as we are now past the middle of the fourth round, none of the monads now working in and through the animal kingdom can enter the human kingdom during the remainder of this round; with one probably exception, however: that of the anthropoid apes.

The beasts, for instance, as indeed all other kingdoms in similar circumstances, are undergoing retardation at the present time in another slightly different sense: because they have not as yet evolved forth human qualities and powers. They will not make the grade into the human kingdom on the ascending arc for all the remainder of the present chain-manvantara, and this is the meaning of the phrase frequently found in theosophical writings that the door into the human kingdom closed at about the midpoint of the fourth root-race.

The building was generally, in accordance with ancient mystery-habits, situated near a body of water and orientated from north to south, the synagog having three doors to the south; the interior was divided by columns into a nave and two aisles.

The deeper the emotion, the more intense the Bhakti, the greater is the force for realisation and transformation. It is oftenest through intensity of emotion that the psychic being awakes and there is an opening of the inner doors to the Divine.

The human kingdom’s moment of choice is that point in the evolutionary cycle reached on this globe in the fifth round when the monads not ready to continue their upward evolutionary journey must perforce wait for a future manvantara. The evolutionary moment of choice for the animal kingdom was that point in the cycle when the door to the human kingdom was closed, after which no monads can enter the human life-wave until the next manvantara. This occurred at the midpoint of the fourth round on globe D of the earth-chain, during the fourth root-race.

"The inner vision is an open door on higher planes of consciousness beyond the physical mind which gives room for a wider truth and experience to enter and act upon the mind. It is not the only or the most important door, but it is one which comes readiest to very many if not most and can be a very powerful help.” Letters on Yoga

“The inner vision is an open door on higher planes of consciousness beyond the physical mind which gives room for a wider truth and experience to enter and act upon the mind. It is not the only or the most important door, but it is one which comes readiest to very many if not most and can be a very powerful help.” Letters on Yoga

The language of incantations or mantras is the element-language composed of sounds, numbers, and figures. He who knows how to blend the three will call forth the response from the regent-god of the specific element needed. For, in order to communicate with the gods, men must learn to address each one of them in the language of his element. Sound is “the most potent and effectual magic agent, and the first of the keys which opens the door of communication between Mortals and the Immortals” (SD 1:464).

Theosebeia (Greek) Reverence for divinity; used by Plato and others as the adjective theosebes (plural theosebeis), “those who know.” It imbodies the principle of occult training that reverence for spiritual things is based on intuition, and hence those who are intuitive or reverent in their attitude towards truth are those who know. Skepticism itself closes the door to the gaining of larger increments of knowledge: there are none so blind as those who refuse to know.

The phrase also refers to the period in the fifth round when human beings will find themselves either able to continue their evolution further up the luminous arc, developing their buddhic qualities; or, if unable to go beyond purely mental or manasic development, forced to enter paranirvana for the rest of the planetary manvantara. This period for the human kingdom corresponds to the period for the animal kingdom in the fourth round when the “door to the human kingdom” closed. At that time animals unable in this cycle to develop manas and enter the human kingdom reached the limit of their evolution for this planetary manvantara and, in the mass (excepting sishtas), had to enter paranirvana for the remainder of this planetary cycle.

“The presence of the Spirit is there in every living being, on every level, in all things, and because it is there, the experience of Sachchidananda, of the pure spiritual existence and consciousness, of the delight of a divine presence, closeness, contact can be acquired through the mind or the heart or the life-sense or even through the physical consciousness; if the inner doors are flung sufficiently open, the light from the sanctuary can suffuse the nearest and the farthest chambers of the outer being.” The Life Divine

thereout ::: adv. --> Out of that or this.
On the outside; out of doors.

  "The supreme truths are neither the rigid conclusions of logical reasoning nor the affirmations of credal statement but fruits of the soul"s inner experience. Intellectual truth is only one of the doors to the outer precincts of the temple.” *The Foundations of Indian Culture

“The supreme truths are neither the rigid conclusions of logical reasoning nor the affirmations of credal statement but fruits of the soul’s inner experience. Intellectual truth is only one of the doors to the outer precincts of the temple.” The Foundations of Indian Culture

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.

threshold ::: 1. A piece of wood or stone placed beneath a door; a doorsill. Also fig. 2. Fig. A level or point at which something would happen, would cease to happen, or would take effect, become true, etc. (Sri Aurobindo also employs the word as an adj.)

threshold ::: n. --> The plank, stone, or piece of timber, which lies under a door, especially of a dwelling house, church, temple, or the like; the doorsill; hence, entrance; gate; door.
Fig.: The place or point of entering or beginning, entrance; outset; as, the threshold of life.

through ::: prep. --> From end to end of, or from side to side of; from one surface or limit of, to the opposite; into and out of at the opposite, or at another, point; as, to bore through a piece of timber, or through a board; a ball passes through the side of a ship.
Between the sides or walls of; within; as, to pass through a door; to go through an avenue.
By means of; by the agency of.
Over the whole surface or extent of; as, to ride

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

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

to undo the lock of (a door, chest, etc.) esp. with a key. Also fig. **unlocked.**

transom ::: n. --> A horizontal crossbar in a window, over a door, or between a door and a window above it. Transom is the horizontal, as mullion is the vertical, bar across an opening. See Illust. of Mullion.
One of the principal transverse timbers of the stern, bolted to the sternpost and giving shape to the stern structure; -- called also transsummer.
The piece of wood or iron connecting the cheeks of some gun carriages.

trap-door function "cryptography, mathematics" A special class of {one-way function}, which is reversible if you know a certain secret associated with the function. {(}. {(}. (2003-05-22)

trapdoor ::: n. --> A lifting or sliding door covering an opening in a roof or floor.
A door in a level for regulating the ventilating current; -- called also weather door.

trap door Or "trapdoor" 1. {back door}. 2. {trap-door function}

trapper ::: n. --> One who traps animals; one who makes a business of trapping animals for their furs.
A boy who opens and shuts a trapdoor in a gallery or level.

traverse ::: a. --> Lying across; being in a direction across something else; as, paths cut with traverse trenches.
Anything that traverses, or crosses.
Something that thwarts, crosses, or obstructs; a cross accident; as, he would have succeeded, had it not been for unlucky traverses not under his control.
A barrier, sliding door, movable screen, curtain, or the like.

trilithon ::: n. --> A monument consisting of three stones; especially, such a monument forming a kind of doorway, as among the ancient Celts.

Trividha-dvara (Sanskrit) Trividha-dvāra [from trividha triple, threefold + dvāra door, gate, entrance, opening] The threefold gate, which is “body, mouth, and mind; or purity of body, purity of speech, purity of thought — the three virtues requisite for becoming a Buddha” (TG 344).

Trojan horse "application, security" (Or just "trojan") A term coined by {MIT}-hacker-turned-NSA-spook Dan Edwards for a malicious, security-breaking program that is disguised as something benign, such as a directory lister, archiver, game or (in one notorious 1990 case on the Mac) a program to find and destroy {virus}es! A Trojan horse is similar to a {back door}. See also {RFC 1135}, {worm}, {phage}, {mockingbird}. [{Jargon File}] (2008-06-19)

tron is called Sigron when he shuts the doors.

tron “when he shuts the doors of prayers (doors

Truth ::: The supreme truths are neither the rigid conclusions of logical reasoning nor the affirmations of credal statement, but fruits of the soul’s inner experience. Intellectual truth is only one of the doors to the outer precincts of the temple.
   Ref: CWSA Vol. 20, Page: 181

turnkey ::: n. --> A person who has charge of the keys of a prison, for opening and fastening the doors; a warder.
An instrument with a hinged claw, -- used for extracting teeth with a twist.

turnstile ::: n. --> A revolving frame in a footpath, preventing the passage of horses or cattle, but admitting that of persons; a turnpike. See Turnpike, n., 1.
A similar arrangement for registering the number of persons passing through a gateway, doorway, or the like.

unbarred ::: removed the bar from (a door or gate, etc.); opened, unlocked, unbolted, unfastened.

underhung ::: a. --> Resting on a track at the bottom, instead of being suspended; -- said of a sliding door.
Having the lower jaw projecting.

unhinge ::: v. t. --> To take from the hinges; as, to unhinge a door.
To displace; to unfix by violence.
To render unstable or wavering; to unsettle; as, to unhinge one&

Unix conspiracy [ITS] According to a conspiracy theory long popular among {ITS} and {TOPS-20} fans, Unix's growth is the result of a plot, hatched during the 1970s at Bell Labs, whose intent was to hobble AT&T's competitors by making them dependent upon a system whose future evolution was to be under AT&T's control. This would be accomplished by disseminating an operating system that is apparently inexpensive and easily portable, but also relatively unreliable and insecure (so as to require continuing upgrades from AT&T). This theory was lent a substantial impetus in 1984 by the paper referenced in the {back door} entry. In this view, Unix was designed to be one of the first computer viruses (see {virus}) - but a virus spread to computers indirectly by people and market forces, rather than directly through disks and networks. Adherents of this "Unix virus" theory like to cite the fact that the well-known quotation "Unix is snake oil" was uttered by DEC president Kenneth Olsen shortly before DEC began actively promoting its own family of Unix workstations. (Olsen now claims to have been misquoted.)

unlatch ::: v. i. --> To open or loose by lifting the latch; as, to unlatch a door.

unlock ::: v. t. --> To unfasten, as what is locked; as, to unlock a door or a chest.
To open, in general; to lay open; to undo.

usher ::: n. --> An officer or servant who has the care of the door of a court, hall, chamber, or the like; hence, an officer whose business it is to introduce strangers, or to walk before a person of rank. Also, one who escorts persons to seats in a church, theater, etc.
An under teacher, or assistant master, in a school. ::: v. t.

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

Valhalla (Scandinavian) Valholl (Icelandic) [from val choice, death + hall, holl hall] In Norse mythology, the hall of the chosen or of the slain where Odin’s heroes, the One-harriers, are brought by the Valkyries at the end of each day’s battles to feast with Ropt, the maligned or misunderstood god (Odin). “The hall of the chosen glows golden in Gladhome,” one of the superior “shelves” or ethereal planes which are closely related to our planet earth. The walls of Valhalla are built of the spears of the warriors, it is roofed with their shields, while inside the hall “the benches are strewn with byrnies.” Over the entrance door are transfixed the wolf (bestiality) and the eagle (pride). All of these are symbolic of the sacrifice of properties that have been relinquished by Odin’s chosen warriors, for these represent, in the Norse tales, the initiated adepts who have elected to serve the cause of universality and aid the progress of human evolution. Abandoning progressively all weapons of offense, then of defense, and finally all personal protection, exemplifies the universal service of the chosen.

valvate ::: a. --> Resembling, or serving as, a valve; consisting of, or opening by, a valve or valves; valvular.
Meeting at the edges without overlapping; -- said of the sepals or the petals of flowers in aestivation, and of leaves in vernation.
Opening as if by doors or valves, as most kinds of capsules and some anthers.

valve ::: n. --> A door; especially, one of a pair of folding doors, or one of the leaves of such a door.
A lid, plug, or cover, applied to an aperture so that by its movement, as by swinging, lifting and falling, sliding, turning, or the like, it will open or close the aperture to permit or prevent passage, as of a fluid.
One or more membranous partitions, flaps, or folds, which permit the passage of the contents of a vessel or cavity in one

veranda ::: n. --> An open, roofed gallery or portico, adjoining a dwelling house, forming an out-of-door sitting room. See Loggia.

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

virus "security" (By analogy with biological viruses, via science fiction) A program or piece of code, a type of {malware}, written by a {cracker}, that "infects" one or more other programs by embedding a copy of itself in them, so that they become {Trojan horses}. When these programs are executed, the embedded virus is executed too, thus propagating the "infection". This normally happens invisibly to the user. A virus has an "engine" - code that enables it to propagate and optionally a "payload" - what it does apart from propagating. It needs a "host" - the particular hardware and software environment on which it can run and a "trigger" - the event that starts it running. Unlike a {worm}, a virus cannot infect other computers without assistance. It is propagated by vectors such as humans trading programs with their friends (see {SEX}). The virus may do nothing but propagate itself and then allow the program to run normally. Usually, however, after propagating silently for a while, it starts doing things like writing "cute" messages on the terminal or playing strange tricks with the display (some viruses include {display hacks}). Viruses written by particularly antisocial {crackers} may do irreversible damage, like deleting files. By the 1990s, viruses had become a serious problem, especially among {IBM PC} and {Macintosh} users (the lack of security on these machines enables viruses to spread easily, even infecting the operating system). The production of special {antivirus software} has become an industry, and a number of exaggerated media reports have caused outbreaks of near hysteria among users. Many {lusers} tend to blame *everything* that doesn't work as they had expected on virus attacks. Accordingly, this sense of "virus" has passed into popular usage where it is often incorrectly used for other types of {malware} such as {worms} or {Trojan horses}. See {boot virus}, {phage}. Compare {back door}. See also {Unix conspiracy}. [{Jargon File}] (2003-06-20)

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

walking drives "jargon" An occasional failure mode of {magnetic-disk drives} back in the days when they were huge, clunky {washing machines}. Those old {dinosaur} parts carried terrific angular momentum; the combination of a misaligned spindle or worn bearings and stick-slip interactions with the floor could cause them to "walk" across a room, lurching alternate corners forward a couple of millimeters at a time. There is a legend about a drive that walked over to the only door to the computer room and jammed it shut; the staff had to cut a hole in the wall in order to get at it! Walking could also be induced by certain patterns of drive access (a fast seek across the whole width of the disk, followed by a slow seek in the other direction). Some bands of old-time hackers figured out how to induce disk-accessing patterns that would do this to particular drive models and held disk-drive races. [{Jargon File}] (2009-05-14)

WarGames "recreation" (Not "War Games") A 1983 film about a schoolboy {cracker} using a {wardialer} to try to break into a games company's computer and accidentally connecting to a {backdoor} into "Whopper", a ficticious {C3} computer at Norad (USAF). He then procedes to unwittingly initiate global thermonuclear warfare. Playing naughts and crosses finally teaches Whopper that the only way to win the game is never to play. {IMDb (}. (1999-03-08)

waybread ::: n. --> The common dooryard plantain (Plantago major).

WEEPING. ::: Weeping brings in the forces that should be kept outside ; for weeping is a giving way of the inner control and an expression of vital reaction and ego. Tt is only the psychic weeping that does not open the door to these forces ; but that weeping is without affliction, tears of Bhakti, spiritual emotion, or Ananda.

  “when Globe A of the new chain is ready, the first class or Hierarchy of Monads from the Lunar chain incarnate upon it in the lowest kingdom, and so on successively. The result of this is, that it is only the first class of Monads which attains the human state of development during the first Round, since the second class, on each planet, arriving later, has not time to reach that stage. Thus the Monads of Class 2 reach the incipient human stage only in the Second Round, and so on up to the middle of the Fourth Round. But at this point — and on this Fourth Round in which the human stage will be fully developed — the ‘Door’ into the human kingdom closes; and henceforward the number of ‘human’ Monads, i.e., Monads in the human stage of development, is complete. For the Monads which had not reached the human stage by this point will, owing to the evolution of humanity itself, find themselves so far behind that they will reach the human stage only at the close of the seventh and last Round” (SD 1:173).

When that period ends he passes again into unconsciousness, undergoes the second death, and all that is spiritual in him passes on to devachan, leaving the lower parts to pursue their own transmigrations. Aside from extremes of mental suffering which he would not otherwise have had to endure, the suicide is deprived of the full fruitage of bliss in devachan, for the latter is in direct ratio to the extent of earthly experiences and their spiritual quality. As he is still alive, his punishment is largely due to the very intensity of that life and to his longing to enjoy earthly contacts. If his life on earth was evil and sensual, this longing tempts them to find some living being or creature through whom he can make contacts that to him were pleasures — to live again by proxy, as it were. Many crimes, obsessions, and manias, such as dipsomania, find their explanation here. Mediums and sensitives are open doors to such contacts; and these suicided astral beings, who are often called earth-walkers and who in many cases actually astral reliquiae, having by their own act severed their connection for the time with their highest principles — the spiritual soul (buddhi) and inner god (atman) — deprived thus of the urge and counsel of these highest principles, too often rush into these “open doors,” and “by so doing, at the expiration of the natural term, they generally lose the monad for ever” (ML 109).

While this is true enough, it is more important to understand that everything great or small, high or low, has its own keynote of sound, its mathematical number, so to speak. Hence every atom has its own particular characteristic sound or note; and it is possible to control such atom, or any other entity, provided one knows the characteristic sound which mathematically represents such entity. We see here one reason the mysteries of sound have been so carefully guarded, because “control” combined with knowledge would throw wide open the door to black magic of the worst kind, were such knowledge and power to fall into the hands of those morally unfit to possess it. The secret of all mantras, from the standpoint of practical magic, is not so much the words themselves or the letters they hold, although these latter have a certain meaning, but rather the finding of the keynote and chanting it. Rhythm, of course, is of the very essence of harmonic sympathy.

wicket ::: a small door or gate, especially one built into or near a larger one.

wicket ::: n. --> A small gate or door, especially one forming part of, or placed near, a larger door or gate; a narrow opening or entrance cut in or beside a door or gate, or the door which is used to close such entrance or aperture. Piers Plowman.
A small gate by which the chamber of canal locks is emptied, or by which the amount of water passing to a water wheel is regulated.
A small framework at which the ball is bowled. It consists

width ::: n. --> The quality of being wide; extent from side to side; breadth; wideness; as, the width of cloth; the width of a door.

wimple ::: n. --> A covering of silk, linen, or other material, for the neck and chin, formerly worn by women as an outdoor protection, and still retained in the dress of nuns.
A flag or streamer. ::: v. t. --> To clothe with a wimple; to cover, as with a veil;

within ::: prep. --> In the inner or interior part of; inside of; not without; as, within doors.
In the limits or compass of; not further in length than; as, within five miles; not longer in time than; as, within an hour; not exceeding in quantity; as, expenses kept within one&

without-door ::: a. --> Outdoor; exterior.

without ::: prep. --> On or at the outside of; out of; not within; as, without doors.
Out of the limits of; out of reach of; beyond.
Not with; otherwise than with; in absence of, separation from, or destitution of; not with use or employment of; independently of; exclusively of; with omission; as, without labor; without damage.

wormhole {back door}

YOGIC POWERS. ::: The idea that yogins do not or ought not to use these powers I regard as an ascetic superstition. I believe that all yogins who have these powers do use them whenever they find that that they are called from within to do so. They may refrain if they think the use in a particular case is contrary to the Divine Will or see that prevcofing one evil may-be open- ing the door to worse or for any other veiled reason, but not

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1:You can knock on a deaf man's door forever. ~ Nikos Kazantzakis,
2:Life is a journey. Time is a river. The door is ajar." ~ Jim Butcher,
3:The Door is open. It is you who keep turning away. ~ Rabia al-Adawiyya,
4:On a night with dew the mountains seem like next door neighbors. ~ Dakotsu Lida, 1885-1962,
5:Don't give up. Normally it is the last key on the ring which opens the door.
   ~ Paulo Coelho,
6:To be really sorry for one's errors is like opening the door of heaven.
   ~ Hazrat Inayat Khan,
7:Remember that the devil has only one door by which to enter the soul: the will." ~ Saint Padre Pio,
8:How long will you keep pounding on an open door Begging for someone to open it? ~ Rabia al-Adawiyya,
9:Within your own house dwells the treasury of joy; so why do you go begging door to door." ~ Sufi saying,
10:As long as you are outside the door, a good portion of the journey is behind you." ~ Scandinavian saying,
11:Whenever a harsh word opens a door, anger enters in, and on the heels of anger, injury. ~ Ephrem the Syrian,
12:The Church herself says, 'The voice of my brother is knocking on the door.' Listen to him knocking. ~ Ambrose of Milan,
13:Sometimes we stare so long at a door that is closing that we see too late the one that is open." ~ Alexander Graham Bell,
14:To a magician there is very little difference between a mirror and a door. ~ Susanna Clarke, Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell,
15:The moment you accept what troubles you've been given, the door will open." ~ Jalaluddin Rumi,
16:Devotion is the key which opens the door to liberation.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays Divine And Human,
17:The treasure of joy is closer to you than you are to yourself-so why should you go searching from door to door?
   ~ Sufi Proverb,
18:The doors of kings are locked and guarded by their henchmen, but Your door is open to those who call upon You. ~ Rabia al-Adawiyya,
19:Discovering your "nobodyness" opens the door to awakening as beingness, and beyond that to the source of all beingness. ~ Adyashanti,
20:Remember, the entrance door to the sanctuary is inside you. ~ Jalaluddin Rumi, @Sufi_Path
21:The door you open to give love is the very one through which love arrives." ~ Alan Cohen, author of "A Course in Miracles Made Easy," etc.,
22:You need seek God neither below or above.He is no farther away than the door of the heart. ~ Meister Eckhart,
23:No single virtue by itself opens the door of our nature, but all the virtues must be linked together in the correct sequence." ~ Philokalia,
24:The door to contemplation opens for one whom under the guidance of his reason, enters to know himself. ~ Hugh of Saint Victor, De Tribus Diebus,
25:The moment you accept what troubles you've been given, the door will open. ~ Jalaluddin Rumi, @Sufi_Path
26:The proof of spiritual maturity is not how pure you are but awareness of your impurity. That very awareness opens the door to grace.
   ~ Phillip Yancey,
27:Open God's door, enter into his trance. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Parable of the Search for the Soul,
28:realize that He wants to open for you to the door of intimacy with Him." ~ Ibn Ata'illah al-Sakandari, @Sufi_Path
29:an empty nest
how lonely
the house next door
~ Matsuo Basho, @BashoSociety
30:O friend, I hope this road we are traveling goes by the wine house, for we're thirsty and needing a drink that lies behind that door. ~ Hafiz,
31:Attachment is bondage; yet again, attachment opens the door to liberation to one who becomes attached to God or the Guru or to illumined souls. ~ SWAMI PREMANANDA,
32:A man will be imprisoned in a room with a door that's unlocked and opens inwards; as long as it does not occur to him to pull rather than push. ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein,
33:open the door
let the moonlight
enter your temple
~ Matsuo Basho, @BashoSociety
34:Look, I am standing at the door, knocking. If one of you hears me calling and opens the door, I will come in to share a meal at that person's side." ~ Revelation 3:20,
35:Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, [then] I will enter his house and dine with him, and he with me." ~ Revelation 3:20,
36:a sparrow
happy with the grain
left at the back door
~ Matsuo Basho, @BashoSociety
37:When we open the door we go not into a strange place but we stand in the presence of the altar of our own soul. ~ Manly P Hall, Lecture
38:All the doors to God are crowded except for one: the door of humility and humbleness. ~ Shaykh Abdul Qadir Jilani], @Sufi_Path
39:In each thing there is a door to knowledge and in each atom is seen the trace of the sun. ~ Baha-ullah: Kitab-al-ikon, the Eternal Wisdom
40:If you want to see the face of Christ, stop and collect your thoughts in silence, and close the door of your soul to the noise of external things." ~ Saint Anthony of Padua,
41:They say there is a doorway from heart to heart, but what is the use of a door when there are no walls?" ~ Jalaluddin Rumi, @Sufi_Path
42:The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential... these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence." ~ Confucius,
43:Turn not thy head from this path till thou art led to its end; keep ever near to this door till it is opened. Let not thy eyes be shut; seek well and thou shalt find. ~ Attar of Nishapur,
44:The contemplation of impermanence is a door which leads to liberation and dissolves the formations of Illusion. ~ Abhidhamrnatthasangaha, the Eternal Wisdom
45:The impossible is the hint of what shall be,
Mortal the door to immortality. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems, Our godhead calls us,
46:A caged bird is not freed merely by opening the door. Until the fear of the unknown subsides, until the desire arises to fly away, the bird remains where it is, preferring the known to the unknown. ~ Wu Hsin,
47:Do nothing at all without the beginning of prayer. Seal all your doings, my child, with the sign of the living cross. Do not go out the door of your house till you have signed the cross. ~ Saint Ephrem of Syria,
48:Only on the heart's veiled door the word of flame
Is written, the secret and tremendous Name. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems, The Universal Incarnation,
49:Inwardly things seem to be improving; outwardly a sort of disintegration seems to be at the door. Where do we stand?

   In front of a beautiful realisation.
   ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother III,
50:Let us without feet, make the holy circuit round the door of the King, For he has come intoxicated with 'Am I not I?' and broken our door." ~ Jalaluddin Rumi, "Divan-e Shams-e Tabrizi," Wikipedia.,
51:The incarnate dual Power shall open God's door,
Eternal supermind touch earthly Time. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Eternal Day, The Soul's Choice and the Supreme Consummation,
52:It is on account of the ego that one is not able to see God. In front of the door of God's mansion lies the stump of ego. One cannot enter the mansion without jumping over the stump. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
53:One fine, pure-seeming falsehood,
Admitted, opens door to all his naked
And leprous family; in, in, they throng
And breed the house quite full. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Plays and Stories, Act III,
54:Why do you stay in prison when the door is wide open? Be empty of worrying. Think of who created thought. Move outside the tangle of fear-thinking. Live in silence. Flow down and down in always widening rings of being. ~ Jalaluddin Rumi,
55:Turn not thy head from this path till thou art led to its end; keep ever near to this door till it is opened. Let not thy eyes be shut; seek well and thou shalt find. ~ Attar of Nishapur, the Eternal Wisdom
56:We who debate things and write books, we make progress as we write. Every day we learn, we explore as we dictate our books. We knock on God's door as we speak. ~ Saint Augustine of Hippo, Sermon 162C.15,
57:His knowledge he disguised as Ignorance,
His Good he sowed in Evil's monstrous bed,
Made error a door by which Truth could enter in. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Debate of Love and Death,
58:What is a vocation? It is a gift from God, so it comes from God. If it is a gift from God, our concern must be to know God's will. We must enter that path: if God wants, when God wants, how God wants. Never force the door." ~ Saint Gianna Molla,
59:After this I looked, and behold, a door standing open in heaven! And the first voice, which I had heard speaking to me like a trumpet, said, "Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after this." ~ Anonymous, The Bible, Revelation, 4:1,
60:It is the soul that has its door, it is the soul that has its gates. To that door Christ comes and knocks, he knocks at the door. Open to him, therefore: he wishes to come in, the Bridegroom wishes to find you keeping watch. ~ Saint Ambrose of Milan,
61:If the chamber's door is even a little ajar,
What then can hinder God from stealing in
Or who forbid his kiss on the sleeping soul? ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Dream Twilight of the Earthly Real,
62:My father and I will come to him and make our home with him. Open wide your door to the one who comes. Open your soul, throw open the depths of your heart to see the riches of simplicity, the treasures of peace, the sweetness of grace. ~ Ambrose of Milan,
63:If faith and incredulity offered themselves together to him, he would receive them with an equal willingness, let them but open to him the door through which he must pass to his goal. ~ Attar of Nishapur, the Eternal Wisdom
64:The Yoga of the Dream State has always held to be one of the fastest, most efficient ways of reaching a plateau experience of subtle and causal realms, thus quickly opening the door to stable adaptation at - and transcendence of - those realms. ~ ken-wilber,
65:The dream is the small hidden door in the deepest and most intimate sanctum of the soul, which opens to that primeval cosmic night that was soul long before there was conscious ego and will be soul far beyond what a conscious ego could ever reach. ~ Carl Jung,
66:How many times... have you encountered the saying, 'When the student is ready, the Master speaks?' Do you know why that is true? The door opens inward. The Master is everywhere, but the student has to open his mind to hear the Masters Voice. ~ Robert Anton Wilson,
67:The Word who became all things for us is close to us, our Lord Jesus Christ who promises to remain with us always. He cries out, saying: "See, I am with you all the days of this age." He is himself the shepherd, the high priest, the way and the door. ~ Athanasius,
68:Ego sum ostium. Per me si quis introierit, salvabitur: et ingredietur, et egredietur, et pascua inveniet."
(I am the dooR By me, if any man enter in, he shall be saved: and he shall go in, and go out, and shall find pastures.) ~ Anonymous, The Bible, John, 10:9,
69:There are three things by which faith stands firm, devotion remains constant, and virtue endures. They are prayer, fasting and mercy. Prayer knocks at the door, fasting obtains, mercy receives. Prayer, mercy and fasting: these three are one. ~ Saint Peter Chrysologus,
70:Enter the inner chamber of your mind; shut out all thoughts. Keep only thought of God, and thoughts that can aid you in seeking him. Close your door and seek him. Speak now, my whole heart! Speak now to God, saying, I seek your face; your face, Lord, will I seek. ~ Anselm,
71:Sincerity is the key which will open the door through which you will see your separate parts, and you will see something quite new. You must go on trying to be sincere. Each day you put on a mask, and you must take it off little by little." ~ George Gurdjieff , Wikipedia.,
72:I swear that ever since the first day You brought me back to life,
The day You became my Friend,
I have not slept --
And even if You drive me from your door,
I swear again that we will never be separated--
Because You are alive in my heart. ~ Rabia al-Adawiyya,
73:There is a genius within every one of us - we don't know it. We must find the way to make it come out - but it is there sleeping, it asks for nothing better than to manifest; we must open the door to it.
   ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1957-1958,
74:Christ is both the way and the door. Christ is the staircase and the vehicle, like the throne of mercy over the Ark of the Covenant, and the mystery hidden from the ages. A man should turn his mind to this throne of mercy, and should gaze at him hanging on the cross. ~ Bonaventure,
75:The Inconscient could not read without man's mind
The mystery of the world its sleep has made:
Man is its key to unlock a conscious door. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Eternal Day, The Soul's Choice and the Supreme Consummation,
76:When you get up or rise again, speak of Christ, so as to fulfil what you are commanded. Listen and learn how Christ is to awaken you from sleep. Your soul says: I hear my brother knocking at the door. Then Christ says to you: Open the door to me, my sister, my spouse. ~ Saint Ambrose,
77:Open your door, Beloved, You are the wine, I am the cup You are eternal, I am a prisoner of time. 'Silence fool, who would open his door to a madman.'" ~ Jalaluddin Rumi, ( 1207 - 1273), Persian poet, Islamic scholar, theologian, and Sufi mystic, Wikipedia.,
78:Our soul has a door, but we have gates too, as the psalm says: 'Gates, raise your heads. Stand up, eternal doors, and let the king of glory enter.' If you choose to raise your gates, the King of glory will come to you, celebrating the triumph of his own Passion. ~ Saint Ambrose of Milan,
79:How many times... have you encountered the saying, 'When the student is ready, the Master speaks?' Do you know why that is true? The door opens inward. The Master is everywhere, but the student has to open his mind to hear the Masters Voice.
   ~ Robert Anton Wilson, Masks of the Illuminati,
80:Death is a stair, a door, a stumbling stride
The soul must take to cross from birth to birth,
A grey defeat pregnant with victory,
A whip to lash us towards our deathless state. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Dream Twilight of the Ideal,
81:It is important to keep watch so that when the Bridegroom comes, he is not shut out. If you are asleep and your heart is not keeping watch, he will go away without knocking; but if your heart is alert for his coming, he knocks and asks for the door to be opened to him. ~ Saint Ambrose of Milan,
82:He found the occult cave, the mystic door
Near to the well of vision in the soul,
And entered where the Wings of Glory brood
In the silent space where all is for ever known. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Yoga of the King, The Yoga of the Spirit's Freedom and Greatness,
83:It is then that she shall show to thee the means and the way, the first and the second and the third even to the seventh door. Last the end, beyond which are extended and bathed in light of the spiritual sun glories inexpressible and invisible to all save only to the soul's eye. ~ Book of Golden Precepts, the Eternal Wisdom
84:I would take it for granted that everyone who becomes a Christian would undertake [our New Testament regimental orders]. 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,
85:Darken your room, shut the door, empty your mind. Yet you are still in great company - the Numen and your Genius with all their media, and your host of elementals and ghosts of your dead loves - are there! They need no light by which to see, no words to speak, no motive to enact except through your own purely formed desire. ~ Austin Osman Spare, The Logomachy of Zos,
86:When the Sun-goddess heard this she said: 'Though of late many prayers have been addressed to me, of none has the language been so beautiful as this'. So she opened a little the rock-door and peeped out.
Thereupon the God...who was waiting beside the rock-door, forthwith pulled it open, and the radiance of the Sun-goddess filled the universe. ~ Nihongi, I, 45 (720)
87:The eighth-century sage Salih of Qaswin said to his students,“Keep knocking on the door of Allah & never stop,for by His mercy,Allah will eventually open His door for those who sincerely seek Him.”The mystic Rabia Al-Adawiyya overheard this statement as she was walking by the mosque and said, “Oh Salih, who said Allah’s door is closed to begin with?” ~ Rabia al-Adawiyya,
88:The incarnate dual Power shall open God's door,
   Eternal supermind touch earthly Time.
   The superman shall wake in mortal man
   And manifest the hidden demigod
   Or grow into the God-Light and God-Force
   Revealing the secret deity in the cave.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Eternal Day The Souls Choice and the Supreme Consummation,
89:For Christ - the true "esoteric" SAVIOR - is no man, but the DIVINE PRINCIPLE in every human being. He who strives to resurrect the Spirit crucified in him by his terrestrial passions, and buried deep in the "sepulcher" of his sinful flesh: he who has the strength to roll back the stone of matter from the door of his own inner sanctuary, he has the risen Christ in him. ~ Madame Blavatsky,
90:The seeker will discover himself with new eyes, a new understanding, a new heart and a new soul, and with them he shall see the evident signs of the world and the obscure secrets of the soul, and he will understand that in the least object there is found a door by which one enters into the domain of self-evidence, certitude and conviction. ~ Baha-ullah, the Eternal Wisdom
91:The soul of man is the spark of God. Though this spark is limited on the earth, still God is all-powerful; and by teaching the prayer 'Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven', the Master has given a key to every soul who repeats this prayer; a key to open that door behind which is the secret of that almighty power and perfect wisdom which raises the soul above all limitations. ~ Hazrat Inayat Khan,
92:A crack formed and enlarged, and the whole door gave way-but from the other side; whence poured a howling tumult of ice-cold wind with all the stenches of the bottomless pit, and whence reached a sucking force not of earth or heaven, which, coiling sentiently about the paralysed detective, dragged him through the aperture and down unmeasured spaces filled with whispers and wails, and gusts of mocking laughter. ~ H P Lovecraft,
93:There is also a third kind of madness, which is possession by the Muses, enters into a delicate and virgin soul, and there inspiring frenzy, awakens lyric....But he, who, not being inspired and having no touch of madness in his soul, comes to the door and thinks he will get into the temple by the help of art--he, I say, and his poetry are not admitted; the sane man is nowhere at all when he enters into rivalry with the madman. ~ Plato,
94:I can live with doubt and uncertainty and not knowing. I think it is much more interesting to live not knowing than to have answers that might be wrong. If we will only allow that, as we progress, we remain unsure, we will leave opportunities for alternatives. We will not become enthusiastic for the fact, the knowledge, the absolute truth of the day, but remain always uncertain ... In order to make progress, one must leave the door to the unknown ajar. ~ Richard P Feynman,
   When the heart is hard and parched up, come upon me with a shower of mercy.
   When grace is lost from life, come with a burst of song.
   When tumultuous work raises its din on all sides shutting me out from beyond, come to me, my lord of silence, with thy peace and rest.
   When my beggarly heart sits crouched, shut up in a corner, break open the door, my king, and come with the ceremony of a king.
   When desire blinds the mind with delusion and dust, O thou holy one, thou wakeful, come with thy light and thy thunder.
   ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
96:As in a mystic and dynamic dance
   A priestess of immaculate ecstasies
   Inspired and ruled from Truth's revealing vault
   Moves in some prophet cavern of the gods
   A heart of silence in the hands of joy
   Inhabited with rich creative beats
   A body like a parable of dawn
   That seemed a niche for veiled divinity
   Or golden temple-door to things beyond.
   Immortal rhythms swayed in her time-born steps;
   Her look, her smile awoke celestial sense
   Even in earth-stuff, and their intense delight
   Poured a supernal beauty on men's lives.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Issue,
97:This evening the Divine Presence, concrete and material, was there present amongst you. I had a form of living gold, bigger than the universe, and I was facing a huge and massive golden door which separated the world from the Divine. As I looked at the door, I knew and willed, in a single movement of consciousness, that "the time has come," and lifting with both hands a mighty golden hammer I struck one blow, one single blow on the door and the door was shattered to pieces.
Then the supramental Light and Force and Consciousness rushed down upon earth in an uninterrupted flow.
   ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother I, [T2],
98:Drugs have a long history of use in magic in various cultures, and usually in the context of either ecstatic communal rituals or in personal vision quests. However compared to people in simple pastoral tribal situations most people in developed countries now live in a perpetual state of mental hyperactivity with overactive imaginations anyway, so throwing drugs in on top of this usually just leads to confusion and a further loss of focus. Plus as the real Shamans say, if you really do succeed in opening a door with a drug it will thereafter open at will and most such substances give all they will ever give on the first attempt.
   ~ Peter J Carroll, The Octavo,
99:A bit of Prime, a bit of Matter, and a fair understanding of Life installs cybernetic devices and allows them to function; a blend of Forces and Prime conjures fire, wind, and light. With Correspondence alone, a skilled mage can step from one place to another without passing through the intervening space; add Time, and she can see past events in a distant place as well; add Forces, and she could project the images she sees upon a wall; use Matter and Correspondence instead, and she could open a door in one place, open another door in the next, and step between two doors that had not existed - and could not have existed - until that moment. ~ Mage 20th Anniversary Edition,
100:Everyone is searching for something. Some people pursue security, others pleasure or power. Yet others look for dreams, or they know not what. There are, however, those who know what they seek but cannot find it in the natural world. For these searchers many clues have been laid out by those who have gone before. The traces are everywhere, although only those with eyes to see or ears to hear perceive them. When the significance of these signs is seriously acted upon, Providence opens a door out of the natural into the supernatural to reveal a ladder from the transient to the Eternal. He who dares the ascent enters the Way of Kabbalah.
   ~ Z'ev Ben Shimon Halevi, The Way Of Kabbalah,
101:14. Rescue from Without:The hero may have to be brought back from his supernatural adventure by assistance from without. That is to say, the world may have to come and get him. For the bliss of the deep abode is not lightly abandoned in favor of the self-scattering of the wakened state. 'Who having cast off the world,' we read, 'would desire to return again? He would be only there.' And yet, in so far as one is alive, life will call. Society is jealous of those who remain away from it, and will come knocking at the door. If the hero... is unwilling, the disturber suffers an ugly shock; but on the other hand, if the summoned one is only delayed-sealed in by the beatitude of the state of perfect being (which resembles death)-an apparent rescue is effected, and the adventurer returns. ~ Joseph Campbell,
102:The full recognition of this inner Guide, Master of the Yoga, lord, light, enjoyer and goal of all sacrifice and effort, is of the utmost importance in the path of integral perfection. It is immaterial whether he is first seen as an impersonal Wisdom, Love and Power behind all things, as an Absolute manifesting in the relative and attracting it, as one's highest Self and the highest Self of all, as a Divine Person within us and in the world, in one of his-or her-numerous forms and names or as the ideal which the mind conceives. In the end we perceive that he is all and more than all these things together. The mind's door of entry to the conception of him must necessarily vary according to the past evolution and the present nature.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, The Four Aids, 62,
103:I looked at the jail that secluded me from men and it was no longer by its high walls that I was imprisoned; no, it was Vasudeva who surrounded me. I walked under the branches of the tree in front of my cell but it was not the tree, I knew it was Vasudeva, it was Sri Krishna whom I saw standing there and holding over me his shade. I looked at the bars of my cell, the very grating that did duty for a door and again I saw Vasudeva. It was Narayana who was guarding and standing sentry over me. Or I lay on the coarse blankets that were given me for a couch and felt the arms of Sri Krishna around me, the arms of my Friend and Lover. This was the first use of the deeper vision He gave me. I looked at the prisoners in the jail, the thieves, the murderers, the swindlers, and as I looked at them I saw Vasudeva, it was Narayana whom I found in these darkened souls and misused bodies.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Karmayogin,
104:Sri Ramakrishna has described the incident: "The Divine Mother revealed to me in the Kāli temple that it was She who had become everything. She showed me that everything was full of Consciousness. The image was Consciousness, the Altar was Consciousness, the water-vessels were Consciousness, the door-sill was Consciousness, the marble floor was Consciousness - all was Consciousness. I found everything inside the room soaked, as it were, in Bliss - the Bliss of God. I saw a wicked man in front of the Kāli temple; but in him also I saw the power of the Divine Mother vibrating. That was why I fed a cat with the food that was to be offered to the Divine Mother. I clearly perceived that all this was the Divine Mother - even the cat. The manager of the temple garden wrote to Mathur Bābu saying that I was feeding the cat with the offering intended for the Divine Mother. ~ Sri Ramakrishna, Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna,
105:The way the dog trots out the front door
every morning
without a hat or an umbrella,
without any money
or the keys to her doghouse
never fails to fill the saucer of my heart
with milky admiration.

Who provides a finer example
of a life without encumbrance-
Thoreau in his curtainless hut
with a single plate, a single spoon?
Gandhi with his staff and his holy diapers?

Off she goes into the material world
with nothing but her brown coat
and her modest blue collar,
following only her wet nose,
the twin portals of her steady breathing,
followed only by the plume of her tail.

If only she did not shove the cat aside
every morning
and eat all his food
what a model of self-containment she
would be,
what a paragon of earthly detachment.
If only she were not so eager
for a rub behind the ears,
so acrobatic in her welcomes,
if only I were not her god. ~ Billy Collins, Dharma,
106:Oi, Pampaw," Diogo said as the door to the public hall slid open. "You hear that Eros started talking?"
Miller lifted himself to one elbow.
"Sí," Diogo said. "Whatever that shit is, it started broadcasting. There's even words and shit. I've got a feed. You want a listen?"
No, Miller thought. No, I have seen those corridors. What's happened to those people almost happened to me. I don't want anything to do with that abomination.
"Sure," he said.
Diogo scooped up his own hand terminal and keyed in something. Miller's terminal chimed that it had received the new feed route. "Chica perdída in ops been mixing a bunch of it to bhangra," Diogo said, making a shifting dance move with his hips. "Hard-core, eh?"
Diogo and the other OPA irregulars had breached a high-value research station, faced down one of the most powerful and evil corporations in a history of power and evil. And now they were making music from the screams of the dying. Of the dead. They were dancing to it in the low-rent clubs. What it must be like, Miller thought, to be young and soulless. ~ James S A Corey, Leviathan Wakes,
107:Sails across the sea of life in the twinkling of an eye.' One attains the vision of God if Mahamaya steps aside from the door. Mahamaya's grace is necessary: hence the worship of Sakti. You see, God is near us, but it is not possible to know Him because Mahamaya stands between. Rama, Lakshmana, and Sita were walking along. Rama walked ahead, Sita in the middle, and Lakshmana last. Lakshmana was only two and a half cubits away from Rama, but he couldn't see Rama because Sita - Mahamaya - was in the way.
"While worshipping God, one should assume a definite attitude. I have three attitudes: the attitude of a child, the attitude or a maidservant, and the attitude of a friend. For a long time I regarded myself as a maidservant and a woman companion of God; at that time I used to wear skirts and ornaments, like a woman. The attitude of a child is very good.
"The attitude of a 'hero' is not good. Some people cherish it. They regard themselves as Purusha and woman as Prakriti; they want to propitiate woman through intercourse with her. But this method often causes disaster. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
108:15. The Crossing of the Return Threshold:The returning hero, to complete his adventure, must survive the impact of the world. Many failures attest to the difficulties of this life-affirmative threshold. The first problem of the returning hero is to accept as real, after an experience of the soul-satisfying vision of fulfillment, the passing joys and sorrows, banalities and noisy obscenities of life. Why re-enter such a world? Why attempt to make plausible, or even interesting, to men and women consumed with passion, the experience of transcendental bliss? As dreams that were momentous by night may seem simply silly in the light of day, so the poet and the prophet can discover themselves playing the idiot before a jury of sober eyes. The easy thing is to commit the whole community to the devil and retire again into the heavenly rock dwelling, close the door, and make it fast. But if some spiritual obstetrician has drawn the shimenawa across the retreat, then the work of representing eternity in time, and perceiving in time eternity, cannot be avoided" The hero returns to the world of common day and must accept it as real. ~ Joseph Campbell,
109:A Community of the Spirit

There is a community of the spirit.
Join it, and feel the delight
of walking in the noisy street
and being the noise.

Drink all your passion and be a disgrace.
Close both eyes to see with the other eye.
Open your hands if you want to be held.

Consider what you have been doing.
Why do you stay
with such a mean-spirited and dangerous partner?

For the security of having food. Admit it.
Here is a better arrangement.
Give up this life, and get a hundred new lives.

Sit down in this circle.

Quit acting like a wolf,
and feel the shepherd's love filling you.

At night, your beloved wanders.
Do not take painkillers.

Tonight, no consolations.
And do not eat.

Close your mouth against food.
Taste the lover's mouth in yours.

You moan, But she left me. He left me.
Twenty more will come.

Be empty of worrying.
Think of who created thought.

Why do you stay in prison
when the door is so wide open?

Move outside the tangle of fear-thinking.
Live in silence.

Flow down and down
in always widening rings of being.
~ Jalaluddin Rumi,
110:Find That Something :::
   We can, simply by a sincere aspiration, open a sealed door in us and find... that Something which will change the whole significance of life, reply to all our questions, solve all our problems and lead us to the perfection we aspire for without knowing it, to that Reality which alone can satisfy us and give us lasting joy, equilibrium, strength, life.
   All have heard it - Oh! there are even some here who are so used to it that for them it seems to be the same thing as drinking a glass of water or opening a window to let in the sunlight....
   We have tried a little, but now we are going to try seriously!
   The starting-point: to want it, truly want it, to need it. The next step: to think, above all, of that. A day comes, very quickly, when one is unable to think of anything else.
   That is the one thing which counts. And then... One formulates one's aspiration, lets the true prayer spring up from one's heart, the prayer which expresses the sincerity of the need. And then... well, one will see what happens.
   Something will happen. Surely something will happen. For each one it will take a different form.
   ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1957-1958,
   Sweet Mother, is the physical mind the same as the mechanical mind?

Almost. You see, there is just a little difference, but not much. The mechanical mind is still more stupid than the physical mind. The physical mind is what we spoke about one day, that which is never sure of anything.

   I told you the story of the closed door, you remember. Well, that is the nature of the physical mind. The mechanical mind is at a lower level still, because it doesn't even listen to the possibility of a convincing reason, and this happens to everyone.

   Usually we don't let it function, but it comes along repeating the same things, absolutely mechanically, without rhyme or reason, just like that. When some craze or other takes hold of it, it goes... For example, you see, if it fancies counting: "One, two, three, four", then it will go on: "One, two, three, four; one, two, three, four." And you may think of all kinds of things, but it goes on: "One, two, three, four", like that... (Mother laughs.) Or it catches hold of three words, four words and repeats them and goes on repeating them; and unless one turns away with a certain violence and punches it soundly, telling it, "Keep quiet!", it continues in this way, indefinitely. ~ The Mother,
112:Sometimes when an adverse force attacks us and we come out successful, why are we attacked once again by the same force?
   Because something was left inside. We have said that the force can attack only when there is something which responds in the nature - however slight it may be. There is a kind of affinity, something corresponding, there is a disorder or an imperfection which attracts the adverse force by responding to it. So, if the attack comes, you must keep perfectly quiet and send it back, but it does not necessarily follow that you have got rid of that small part in you which allows the attack to come.
   You have something in you which attracts this force; take, for example (it is one of the most frequent things), the force of depression, that kind of attack of a wave of depression that falls upon you: you lose confidence, you lose hope, you have the feeling you will never be able to do anything, you are cast down.
   It means there is in your vital being something which is naturally egoistic, surely a little vain, which needs encouragement to remain in a good state. So it is like a little signal for those forces which intimates to them: "You can come, the door is open." But there is another part in the being that was watching when these forces arrived; instead of allowing them to enter, the part which... ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1953,
113:The necessary and needful reaction from the collective unconscious expresses itself in archetypally formed ideas. The meeting with oneself is, at first, the meeting with one's own shadow. The shadow is a tight passage, a narrow door, whose painful constriction no one is spared who goes down to the deep well. But one must learn to know oneself in order to know who one is. For what comes after the door is, surprisingly enough, a boundless expanse full of unprecedented uncertainty, with apparently no one inside and no one outside, no above and no below, no here and no there, no mine and no thine, no good and no bad. It is a world of water, where all life floats in suspension; where the realm of the sympathetic system, the soul of everything living, begins; where I am indivisibly this and that; where I experience the other in myself and the other-than-myself experiences me.No, the collective unconscious is anything but an encapsulated personal system; it is sheer objectivity, as wide as the world and open to all the world. There I am the object of every subject, in complete reversal of my ordinary consciousness, where I am always the subject that has an object. There I am utterly one with the world, so much a part of it that I forget all too easily who I really am. ""Lost in oneself"" is a good way of describing this state. But this self is the world, if only a consciousness could see it. That is why we must know who we are. ~ Carl Jung, Archetypes of the Collective Unconscious,
114:There is the one door in us that sometimes swings open upon the splendour of a truth beyond and, before it shuts again, allows a ray to touch us, - a luminous intimation which, if we have the strength and firmness, we may hold to in our faith and make a starting-point for another play of consciousness than that of the sense-mind, for the play of Intuition. For if we examine carefully, we shall find that Intuition is our first teacher. Intuition always stands veiled behind our mental operations. Intuition brings to man those brilliant messages from the Unknown which are the beginning of his higher knowledge. Reason only comes in afterwards to see what profit it can have of the shining harvest. Intuition gives us that idea of something behind and beyond all that we know and seem to be which pursues man always in contradiction of his lower reason and all his normal experience and impels him to formulate that formless perception in the more positive ideas of God, Immortality, Heaven and the rest by which we strive to express it to the mind. For Intuition is as strong as Nature herself from whose very soul it has sprung and cares nothing for the contradictions of reason or the denials of experience. It knows what is because it is, because itself it is of that and has come from that, and will not yield it to the judgment of what merely becomes and appears. What the Intuition tells us of, is not so much Existence as the Existent, for it proceeds from that one point of light in us which gives it its advantage, that sometimes opened door in our own self-awareness. Ancient Vedanta seized this message of the Intuition and formulated it in the three great declarations of the Upanishads, I am He, Thou art That, O Swetaketu, All this is the Brahman; this Self is the Brahman.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine, The Methods of Vedantic Knowledge,
115: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,
116:The Examiners
The integral yoga consists of an uninterrupted series of examinations that one has to undergo without any previous warning, thus obliging you to be constantly on the alert and attentive.

   Three groups of examiners set us these tests. They appear to have nothing to do with one another, and their methods are so different, sometimes even so apparently contradictory, that it seems as if they could not possibly be leading towards the same goal. Nevertheless, they complement one another, work towards the same end, and are all indispensable to the completeness of the result.

   The three types of examination are: those set by the forces of Nature, those set by spiritual and divine forces, and those set by hostile forces. These last are the most deceptive in their appearance and to avoid being caught unawares and unprepared requires a state of constant watchfulness, sincerity and humility.

   The most commonplace circumstances, the events of everyday life, the most apparently insignificant people and things all belong to one or other of these three kinds of examiners. In this vast and complex organisation of tests, those events that are generally considered the most important in life are the easiest examinations to undergo, because they find you ready and on your guard. It is easier to stumble over the little stones in your path, because they attract no attention.

   Endurance and plasticity, cheerfulness and fearlessness are the qualities specially needed for the examinations of physical nature.

   Aspiration, trust, idealism, enthusiasm and generous self-giving, for spiritual examinations.

   Vigilance, sincerity and humility for the examinations from hostile forces.

   And do not imagine that there are on the one hand people who undergo the examinations and on the other people who set them. Depending on the circumstances and the moment we are all both examiners and examinees, and it may even happen that one is at the same time both examiner and examinee. And the benefit one derives from this depends, both in quality and in quantity, on the intensity of one's aspiration and the awakening of one's consciousness.

   To conclude, a final piece of advice: never set yourself up as an examiner. For while it is good to remember constantly that one may be undergoing a very important examination, it is extremely dangerous to imagine that one is responsible for setting examinations for others. That is the open door to the most ridiculous and harmful kinds of vanity. It is the Supreme Wisdom which decides these things, and not the ignorant human will. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II,
117:What is the difference between meditation and concentration?
   Meditation is a purely mental activity, it interests only the mental being. One can concentrate while meditating but this is a mental concentration; one can get a silence but it is a purely mental silence, and the other parts of the being are kept immobile and inactive so as not to disturb the meditation. You may pass twenty hours of the day in meditation and for the remaining four hours you will be an altogether ordinary man because only the mind has been occupied-the rest of the being, the vital and the physical, is kept under pressure so that it may not disturb. In meditation nothing is directly done for the other parts of the being.
   Certainly this indirect action can have an effect, but... I have known in my life people whose capacity for meditation was remarkable but who, when not in meditation, were quite ordinary men, even at times ill-natured people, who would become furious if their meditation was disturbed. For they had learnt to master only their mind, not the rest of their being.
   Concentration is a more active state. You may concentrate mentally, you may concentrate vitally, psychically, physically, and you may concentrate integrally. Concentration or the capacity to gather oneself at one point is more difficult than meditation. You may gather together one portion of your being or consciousness or you may gather together the whole of your consciousness or even fragments of it, that is, the concentration may be partial, total or integral, and in each case the result will be different.
   If you have the capacity to concentrate, your meditation will be more interesting and easieR But one can meditate without concentrating. Many follow a chain of ideas in their meditation - it is meditation, not concentration.
   Is it possible to distinguish the moment when one attains perfect concentration from the moment when, starting from this concentration, one opens oneself to the universal Energy?
   Yes. You concentrate on something or simply you gather yourself together as much as is possible for you and when you attain a kind of perfection in concentration, if you can sustain this perfection for a sufficiently long time, then a door opens and you pass beyond the limit of your ordinary consciousness-you enter into a deeper and higher knowledge. Or you go within. Then you may experience a kind of dazzling light, an inner wonder, a beatitude, a complete knowledge, a total silence. There are, of course, many possibilities but the phenomenon is always the same.
   To have this experience all depends upon your capacity to maintain your concentration sufficiently long at its highest point of perfection. ~ The Mother,
118:One can learn how to identify oneself. One must learn. It is indispensable if one wants to get out of one's ego. For so long as one is shut up in one's ego, one can't make any progress.

How can it be done?

There are many ways. I'll tell you one.

When I was in Paris, I used to go to many places where there were gatherings of all kinds, people making all sorts of researches, spiritual (so-called spiritual), occult researches, etc. And once I was invited to meet a young lady (I believe she was Swedish) who had found a method of knowledge, exactly a method for learning. And so she explained it to us. We were three or four (her French was not very good but she was quite sure about what she was saying!); she said: "It's like this, you take an object or make a sign on a blackboard or take a drawing - that is not important - take whatever is most convenient for you. Suppose, for instance, that I draw for you... (she had a blackboard) I draw a design." She drew a kind of half-geometric design. "Now, you sit in front of the design and concentrate all your attention upon it - upon that design which is there. You concentrate, concentrate without letting anything else enter your consciousness - except that. Your eyes are fixed on the drawing and don't move at all. You are as it were hypnotised by the drawing. You look (and so she sat there, looking), you look, look, look.... I don't know, it takes more or less time, but still for one who is used to it, it goes pretty fast. You look, look, look, you become that drawing you are looking at. Nothing else exists in the world any longer except the drawing, and then, suddenly, you pass to the other side; and when you pass to the other side you enter a new consciousness, and you know."

We had a good laugh, for it was amusing. But it is quite true, it is an excellent method to practise. Naturally, instead of taking a drawing or any object, you may take, for instance, an idea, a few words. You have a problem preoccupying you, you don't know the solution of the problem; well, you objectify your problem in your mind, put it in the most precise, exact, succinct terms possible, and then concentrate, make an effort; you concentrate only on the words, and if possible on the idea they represent, that is, upon your problem - you concentrate, concentrate, concentrate until nothing else exists but that. And it is true that, all of a sudden, you have the feeling of something opening, and one is on the other side. The other side of what?... It means that you have opened a door of your consciousness, and instantaneously you have the solution of your problem. It is an excellent method of learning "how" to identify oneself.

~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1953, 217 [T1],
119:To Know How To Suffer
   IF AT any time a deep sorrow, a searing doubt or an intense pain overwhelms you and drives you to despair, there is an infallible way to regain calm and peace.
   In the depths of our being there shines a light whose brilliance is equalled only by its purity; a light, a living and conscious portion of a universal godhead who animates and nourishes and illumines Matter, a powerful and unfailing guide for those who are willing to heed his law, a helper full of solace and loving forbearance towards all who aspire to see and hear and obey him. No sincere and lasting aspiration towards him can be in vain; no strong and respectful trust can be disappointed, no expectation ever deceived.
   My heart has suffered and lamented, almost breaking beneath a sorrow too heavy, almost sinking beneath a pain too strong.... But I have called to thee, O divine comforter, I have prayed ardently to thee, and the splendour of thy dazzling light has appeared to me and revived me.
   As the rays of thy glory penetrated and illumined all my being, I clearly perceived the path to follow, the use that can be made of suffering; I understood that the sorrow that held me in its grip was but a pale reflection of the sorrow of the earth, of this abysm of suffering and anguish.
   Only those who have suffered can understand the suffering of others; understand it, commune with it and relieve it. And I understood, O divine comforter, sublime Holocaust, that in order to sustain us in all our troubles, to soothe all our pangs, thou must have known and felt all the sufferings of earth and man, all without exception.
   How is it that among those who claim to be thy worshippers, some regard thee as a cruel torturer, as an inexorable judge witnessing the torments that are tolerated by thee or even created by thy own will?
   No, I now perceive that these sufferings come from the very imperfection of Matter which, in its disorder and crudeness, is unfit to manifest thee; and thou art the very first to suffer from it, to bewail it, thou art the first to toil and strive in thy ardent desire to change disorder into order, suffering into happiness, discord into harmony.
   Suffering is not something inevitable or even desirable, but when it comes to us, how helpful it can be!
   Each time we feel that our heart is breaking, a deeper door opens within us, revealing new horizons, ever richer in hidden treasures, whose golden influx brings once more a new and intenser life to the organism on the brink of destruction.
   And when, by these successive descents, we reach the veil that reveals thee as it is lifted, O Lord, who can describe the intensity of Life that penetrates the whole being, the radiance of the Light that floods it, the sublimity of the Love that transforms it for ever! ~ The Mother, Words Of Long Ago, To Know How To Suffer, 1910,
120:Allow the Lord to Do Everything :::
Now, when I start looking like this (Mother closes her eyes), two things are there at the same time: this smile, this joy, this laughter are there, and such peace! Such full, luminous, total peace, in which there are no more conflicts, no more contradictions. There are no more conflicts. It is one single luminous harmony - and yet everything we call error, suffering, misery, everything is there. It eliminates nothing. It is another way of seeing.
(long silence)

   There can be no doubt that if you sincerely want to get out of it, it is not so difficult after all: you have nothing to do, you only have to allow the Lord to do everything. And He does everything. He does everything. It is so wonderful, so wonderful!

   He takes anything, even what we call a very ordinary intelligence and he simply teaches you to put this intelligence aside, to rest: "There, be quiet, don't stir, don't bother me, I don't need you." Then a door opens - you don't even feel that you have to open it; it is wide open, you are tkane over to the other side. All that is done by Someone else, not you. And then the other way becomes impossible.

   All this... oh, this tremendous labour of hte mind striving to understand, toiling and giving itself headaches!... It is absolutely useless, absolutely useless, no use at all, it merely increases the confusion.

   You are faced with a so-called problem: what should you say, what should you do, how should you act? There is nothing to do, nothing, you only have to say to the Lord, "There, You see, it is like that" - that's all. And then you stay very quiet. And then quite spontaneously, without thinking about it, without reflection, without calculation, nothing, nothing, without the slightest effect - you do what has to be done. That is to say, the Lord does it, it is no longer you. He does it. He arranges the circumstances, He arranges the people, He puts the words into your mouth or your pen - He does everything, everything, everything, everything; you have nothing more to do but allow yourself to live blissfully.

   I am more and more convinced that people do not really want it.

But clearing the ground is difficult, the work of clearing the ground before hand.
But you don't even need to do it! He does it for you.

But they are constantly breaking in: the old consciousness, the old thoughts....
Yes, they try to come in again, by habit. You only have to say, "Lord, You see, You see, You see, it is like that" - that's all. "Lord, You see, You see this, You see that, You see this fool" - and it is all over immediately. And it changes automatically, my child, without the slightest effort. Simply to be sincere, that is to say, to truly want everything to be right. You are perfectly conscious that you can do nothing about it, that you have no capacity.... But there is always something that wants to do it by itself; that's the trouble, otherwise...

   No, you may be full of an excellent goodwill and then you want to do it. That's what complicated everything. Or else you don't have faith, you believe that the Lord will not be able to do it and that you must do it yourself, because He does not know! (Mother laughs.) This, this kind of stupidity is very common. "How can He see things? We live in a world of Falsehood, how can He see Falsehood and see..." But He sees the thing as it is! Exactly!

   I am not speaking of people of no intelligence, I am speaking of people who are intelligent and try - there is a kind of conviction, like that, somewhere, even in people who know that we live in a world of Ignorance and Falsehood and that there is a Lord who is All-Truth. They say, "Precisely because He is All-Truth, He does not understand. (Mother laughs.) He does not understand our falsehood, I must deal with it myself." That is very strong, very common.

   Ah! we make complications for nothing. ~ The Mother,
121:Mother, how to change one's consciousness?
   Naturally, there are many ways, but each person must do it by the means accessible to him; and the indication of the way usually comes spontaneously, through something like an unexpected experience. And for each one, it appears a little differently.
   For instance, one may have the perception of the ordinary consciousness which is extended on the surface, horizontally, and works on a plane which is simultaneously the surface of things and has a contact with the superficial outer side of things, people, circumstances; and then, suddenly, for some reason or other - as I say for each one it is different - there is a shifting upwards, and instead of seeing things horizontally, of being at the same level as they are, you suddenly dominate them and see them from above, in their totality, instead of seeing a small number of things immediately next to yourself; it is as though something were drawing you above and making you see as from a mountain-top or an aeroplane. And instead of seeing each detail and seeing it on its own level, you see the whole as one unity, and from far above.
   There are many ways of having this experience, but it usually comes to you as if by chance, one fine day.
   Or else, one may have an experience which is almost its very opposite but which comes to the same thing. Suddenly one plunges into a depth, one moves away from the thing one perceived, it seems distant, superficial, unimportant; one enters an inner silence or an inner calm or an inward vision of things, a profound feeling, a more intimate perception of circumstances and things, in which all values change. And one becomes aware of a sort of unity, a deep identity which is one in spite of the diverse appearances.
   Or else, suddenly also, the sense of limitation disappears and one enters the perception of a kind of indefinite duration beginningless and endless, of something which has always been and always will be.
   These experiences come to you suddenly in a flash, for a second, a moment in your life, you don't know why or how.... There are other ways, other experiences - they are innumerable, they vary according to people; but with this, with one minute, one second of such an existence, one catches the tail of the thing. So one must remember that, try to relive it, go to the depths of the experience, recall it, aspire, concentrate. This is the startingpoint, the end of the guiding thread, the clue. For all those who are destined to find their inner being, the truth of their being, there is always at least one moment in life when they were no longer the same, perhaps just like a lightning-flash - but that is enough. It indicates the road one should take, it is the door that opens on this path. And so you must pass through the door, and with perseverance and an unfailing steadfastness seek to renew the state which will lead you to something more real and more total.
   Many ways have always been given, but a way you have been taught, a way you have read about in books or heard from a teacher, does not have the effective value of a spontaneous experience which has come without any apparent reason, and which is simply the blossoming of the soul's awakening, one second of contact with your psychic being which shows you the best way for you, the one most within your reach, which you will then have to follow with perseverance to reach the goal - one second which shows you how to start, the beginning.... Some have this in dreams at night; some have it at any odd time: something one sees which awakens in one this new consciousness, something one hears, a beautiful landscape, beautiful music, or else simply a few words one reads, or else the intensity of concentration in some effort - anything at all, there are a thousand reasons and thousands of ways of having it. But, I repeat, all those who are destined to realise have had this at least once in their life. It may be very fleeting, it may have come when they were very young, but always at least once in one's life one has the experience of what true consciousness is. Well, that is the best indication of the path to be followed.
   One may seek within oneself, one may remember, may observe; one must notice what is going on, one must pay attention, that's all. Sometimes, when one sees a generous act, hears of something exceptional, when one witnesses heroism or generosity or greatness of soul, meets someone who shows a special talent or acts in an exceptional and beautiful way, there is a kind of enthusiasm or admiration or gratitude which suddenly awakens in the being and opens the door to a state, a new state of consciousness, a light, a warmth, a joy one did not know before. That too is a way of catching the guiding thread. There are a thousand ways, one has only to be awake and to watch.
   First of all, you must feel the necessity for this change of consciousness, accept the idea that it is this, the path which must lead to the goal; and once you admit the principle, you must be watchful. And you will find, you do find it. And once you have found it, you must start walking without any hesitation.
   Indeed, the starting-point is to observe oneself, not to live in a perpetual nonchalance, a perpetual apathy; one must be attentive.
   ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1956, [T6],
122:It does not matter if you do not understand it - Savitri, read it always. You will see that every time you read it, something new will be revealed to you. Each time you will get a new glimpse, each time a new experience; things which were not there, things you did not understand arise and suddenly become clear. Always an unexpected vision comes up through the words and lines. Every time you try to read and understand, you will see that something is added, something which was hidden behind is revealed clearly and vividly. I tell you the very verses you have read once before, will appear to you in a different light each time you re-read them. This is what happens invariably. Always your experience is enriched, it is a revelation at each step.

But you must not read it as you read other books or newspapers. You must read with an empty head, a blank and vacant mind, without there being any other thought; you must concentrate much, remain empty, calm and open; then the words, rhythms, vibrations will penetrate directly to this white page, will put their stamp upon the brain, will explain themselves without your making any effort.

Savitri alone is sufficient to make you climb to the highest peaks. If truly one knows how to meditate on Savitri, one will receive all the help one needs. For him who wishes to follow this path, it is a concrete help as though the Lord himself were taking you by the hand and leading you to the destined goal. And then, every question, however personal it may be, has its answer here, every difficulty finds its solution herein; indeed there is everything that is necessary for doing the Yoga.

*He has crammed the whole universe in a single book.* It is a marvellous work, magnificent and of an incomparable perfection.

You know, before writing Savitri Sri Aurobindo said to me, *I am impelled to launch on a new adventure; I was hesitant in the beginning, but now I am decided. Still, I do not know how far I shall succeed. I pray for help.* And you know what it was? It was - before beginning, I warn you in advance - it was His way of speaking, so full of divine humility and modesty. He never... *asserted Himself*. And the day He actually began it, He told me: *I have launched myself in a rudderless boat upon the vastness of the Infinite.* And once having started, He wrote page after page without intermission, as though it were a thing already complete up there and He had only to transcribe it in ink down here on these pages.

In truth, the entire form of Savitri has descended "en masse" from the highest region and Sri Aurobindo with His genius only arranged the lines - in a superb and magnificent style. Sometimes entire lines were revealed and He has left them intact; He worked hard, untiringly, so that the inspiration could come from the highest possible summit. And what a work He has created! Yes, it is a true creation in itself. It is an unequalled work. Everything is there, and it is put in such a simple, such a clear form; verses perfectly harmonious, limpid and eternally true. My child, I have read so many things, but I have never come across anything which could be compared with Savitri. I have studied the best works in Greek, Latin, English and of course French literature, also in German and all the great creations of the West and the East, including the great epics; but I repeat it, I have not found anywhere anything comparable with Savitri. All these literary works seems to me empty, flat, hollow, without any deep reality - apart from a few rare exceptions, and these too represent only a small fraction of what Savitri is. What grandeur, what amplitude, what reality: it is something immortal and eternal He has created. I tell you once again there is nothing like in it the whole world. Even if one puts aside the vision of the reality, that is, the essential substance which is the heart of the inspiration, and considers only the lines in themselves, one will find them unique, of the highest classical kind. What He has created is something man cannot imagine. For, everything is there, everything.

It may then be said that Savitri is a revelation, it is a meditation, it is a quest of the Infinite, the Eternal. If it is read with this aspiration for Immortality, the reading itself will serve as a guide to Immortality. To read Savitri is indeed to practice Yoga, spiritual concentration; one can find there all that is needed to realise the Divine. Each step of Yoga is noted here, including the secret of all other Yogas. Surely, if one sincerely follows what is revealed here in each line one will reach finally the transformation of the Supramental Yoga. It is truly the infallible guide who never abandons you; its support is always there for him who wants to follow the path. Each verse of Savitri is like a revealed Mantra which surpasses all that man possessed by way of knowledge, and I repeat this, the words are expressed and arranged in such a way that the sonority of the rhythm leads you to the origin of sound, which is OM.

My child, yes, everything is there: mysticism, occultism, philosophy, the history of evolution, the history of man, of the gods, of creation, of Nature. How the universe was created, why, for what purpose, what destiny - all is there. You can find all the answers to all your questions there. Everything is explained, even the future of man and of the evolution, all that nobody yet knows. He has described it all in beautiful and clear words so that spiritual adventurers who wish to solve the mysteries of the world may understand it more easily. But this mystery is well hidden behind the words and lines and one must rise to the required level of true consciousness to discover it. All prophesies, all that is going to come is presented with the precise and wonderful clarity. Sri Aurobindo gives you here the key to find the Truth, to discover the Consciousness, to solve the problem of what the universe is. He has also indicated how to open the door of the Inconscience so that the light may penetrate there and transform it. He has shown the path, the way to liberate oneself from the ignorance and climb up to the superconscience; each stage, each plane of consciousness, how they can be scaled, how one can cross even the barrier of death and attain immortality. You will find the whole journey in detail, and as you go forward you can discover things altogether unknown to man. That is Savitri and much more yet. It is a real experience - reading Savitri. All the secrets that man possessed, He has revealed, - as well as all that awaits him in the future; all this is found in the depth of Savitri. But one must have the knowledge to discover it all, the experience of the planes of consciousness, the experience of the Supermind, even the experience of the conquest of Death. He has noted all the stages, marked each step in order to advance integrally in the integral Yoga.

All this is His own experience, and what is most surprising is that it is my own experience also. It is my sadhana which He has worked out. Each object, each event, each realisation, all the descriptions, even the colours are exactly what I saw and the words, phrases are also exactly what I heard. And all this before having read the book. I read Savitri many times afterwards, but earlier, when He was writing He used to read it to me. Every morning I used to hear Him read Savitri. During the night He would write and in the morning read it to me. And I observed something curious, that day after day the experiences He read out to me in the morning were those I had had the previous night, word by word. Yes, all the descriptions, the colours, the pictures I had seen, the words I had heard, all, all, I heard it all, put by Him into poetry, into miraculous poetry. Yes, they were exactly my experiences of the previous night which He read out to me the following morning. And it was not just one day by chance, but for days and days together. And every time I used to compare what He said with my previous experiences and they were always the same. I repeat, it was not that I had told Him my experiences and that He had noted them down afterwards, no, He knew already what I had seen. It is my experiences He has presented at length and they were His experiences also. It is, moreover, the picture of Our joint adventure into the unknown or rather into the Supermind.

These are experiences lived by Him, realities, supracosmic truths. He experienced all these as one experiences joy or sorrow, physically. He walked in the darkness of inconscience, even in the neighborhood of death, endured the sufferings of perdition, and emerged from the mud, the world-misery to breathe the sovereign plenitude and enter the supreme Ananda. He crossed all these realms, went through the consequences, suffered and endured physically what one cannot imagine. Nobody till today has suffered like Him. He accepted suffering to transform suffering into the joy of union with the Supreme. It is something unique and incomparable in the history of the world. It is something that has never happened before, He is the first to have traced the path in the Unknown, so that we may be able to walk with certitude towards the Supermind. He has made the work easy for us. Savitri is His whole Yoga of transformation, and this Yoga appears now for the first time in the earth-consciousness.

And I think that man is not yet ready to receive it. It is too high and too vast for him. He cannot understand it, grasp it, for it is not by the mind that one can understand Savitri. One needs spiritual experiences in order to understand and assimilate it. The farther one advances on the path of Yoga, the more does one assimilate and the better. No, it is something which will be appreciated only in the future, it is the poetry of tomorrow of which He has spoken in The Future Poetry. It is too subtle, too refined, - it is not in the mind or through the mind, it is in meditation that Savitri is revealed.

And men have the audacity to compare it with the work of Virgil or Homer and to find it inferior. They do not understand, they cannot understand. What do they know? Nothing at all. And it is useless to try to make them understand. Men will know what it is, but in a distant future. It is only the new race with a new consciousness which will be able to understand. I assure you there is nothing under the blue sky to compare with Savitri. It is the mystery of mysteries. It is a *super-epic,* it is super-literature, super-poetry, super-vision, it is a super-work even if one considers the number of lines He has written. No, these human words are not adequate to describe Savitri. Yes, one needs superlatives, hyperboles to describe it. It is a hyper-epic. No, words express nothing of what Savitri is, at least I do not find them. It is of immense value - spiritual value and all other values; it is eternal in its subject, and infinite in its appeal, miraculous in its mode and power of execution; it is a unique thing, the more you come into contact with it, the higher will you be uplifted. Ah, truly it is something! It is the most beautiful thing He has left for man, the highest possible. What is it? When will man know it? When is he going to lead a life of truth? When is he going to accept this in his life? This yet remains to be seen.

My child, every day you are going to read Savitri; read properly, with the right attitude, concentrating a little before opening the pages and trying to keep the mind as empty as possible, absolutely without a thought. The direct road is through the heart. I tell you, if you try to really concentrate with this aspiration you can light the flame, the psychic flame, the flame of purification in a very short time, perhaps in a few days. What you cannot do normally, you can do with the help of Savitri. Try and you will see how very different it is, how new, if you read with this attitude, with this something at the back of your consciousness; as though it were an offering to Sri Aurobindo. You know it is charged, fully charged with consciousness; as if Savitri were a being, a real guide. I tell you, whoever, wanting to practice Yoga, tries sincerely and feels the necessity for it, will be able to climb with the help of Savitri to the highest rung of the ladder of Yoga, will be able to find the secret that Savitri represents. And this without the help of a Guru. And he will be able to practice it anywhere. For him Savitri alone will be the guide, for all that he needs he will find Savitri. If he remains very quiet when before a difficulty, or when he does not know where to turn to go forward and how to overcome obstacles, for all these hesitations and incertitudes which overwhelm us at every moment, he will have the necessary indications, and the necessary concrete help. If he remains very calm, open, if he aspires sincerely, always he will be as if lead by the hand. If he has faith, the will to give himself and essential sincerity he will reach the final goal.

Indeed, Savitri is something concrete, living, it is all replete, packed with consciousness, it is the supreme knowledge above all human philosophies and religions. It is the spiritual path, it is Yoga, Tapasya, Sadhana, in its single body. Savitri has an extraordinary power, it gives out vibrations for him who can receive them, the true vibrations of each stage of consciousness. It is incomparable, it is truth in its plenitude, the Truth Sri Aurobindo brought down on the earth. My child, one must try to find the secret that Savitri represents, the prophetic message Sri Aurobindo reveals there for us. This is the work before you, it is hard but it is worth the trouble. - 5 November 1967

~ The Mother, Sweet Mother, The Mother to Mona Sarkar, [T0],


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32:Don't let the door hitcha where the good Lord splitcha. ~ stephen-king, @wisdomtrove
33:I got a garage door opener. It can't close. Just open. ~ steven-wright, @wisdomtrove
34:When one door is closed, don't you know, another is open. ~ bob-marley, @wisdomtrove
35:Write with the door closed, rewrite with the door open. ~ stephen-king, @wisdomtrove
36:Charity begins at home, and justice begins next door. ~ charles-dickens, @wisdomtrove
37:God enters by a private door into each individual. ~ ralph-waldo-emerson, @wisdomtrove
38:Not knowing when the dawn will come I open every door. ~ emily-dickinson, @wisdomtrove
39:OPPORTUNITY is not "knocking." It is pounding on your door. ~ tom-peters, @wisdomtrove
40:How softly summer shuts, without the creaking of a door. ~ emily-dickinson, @wisdomtrove
41:Then cherish pity, lest you drive an angel from your door. ~ william-blake, @wisdomtrove
42:Our headstrong passions shut the door of our souls against God. ~ confucius, @wisdomtrove
43:How does light enter a person? Through the open door of love. ~ paulo-coelho, @wisdomtrove
44:Listen; there's a hell of a good universe next door: let's go. ~ e-e-cummings, @wisdomtrove
45:.. lurks at the door of faith and threatens to devour it. ~ soren-kierkegaard, @wisdomtrove
46:I saw him making love to you, you forgot to close the garage door. ~ bob-dylan, @wisdomtrove
47:Fortune leaves always some door open to come at a remedy. ~ miguel-de-cervantes, @wisdomtrove
48:When grandparents enter the door, discipline flies out the window. ~ ogden-nash, @wisdomtrove
49:Ten men waiting for me at the door? Send one of them home, I'm tired. ~ mae-west, @wisdomtrove
50:We often get in quicker by the back door than by the front. ~ napoleon-bonaparte, @wisdomtrove
51:Drive nature out of the door and it will fly in at the window ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
52:If you shut your door to all errors truth will be shut out. ~ rabindranath-tagore, @wisdomtrove
53:Jesus Christ opened heaven's door for us by His death on the cross. ~ billy-graham, @wisdomtrove
54:The door to my heart opens inward. I move through forgiveness to love. ~ louise-hay, @wisdomtrove
55:The door on which we have been knocking all our lives will open at last. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
56:You must be asking which door is the true one; not which pleases you best ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
58:My dog learned how to beg by watching me through the bedroom door. ~ rodney-dangerfield, @wisdomtrove
59:The door you open to give love is the very one through which love arrives. ~ alan-cohen, @wisdomtrove
60:When good luck knocks at the door, let him in and keep him there. ~ miguel-de-cervantes, @wisdomtrove
61:While your client is watching for you at the front door, slip out at the back. ~ horace, @wisdomtrove
62:The way out is through the door. Why is it that no one will use this method? ~ confucius, @wisdomtrove
63:An affirmation opens the door. It's a beginning point on the path to change. ~ louise-hay, @wisdomtrove
64:The outward man is the swinging door; the inner man is the still hinge. ~ meister-eckhart, @wisdomtrove
65:When the strong box contains no more both friends and flatterers shun the door. ~ plutarch, @wisdomtrove
66:Drive Nature from your door with a pitchfork, and she will return again and again. ~ horace, @wisdomtrove
67:Give love to your children, to a wife or husband, to a next-door neighbour. ~ mother-teresa, @wisdomtrove
68:Those who enter through the back door can expect to be shown out through the window ~ aesop, @wisdomtrove
69:Yoga is the golden key that unlocks the door to peace, tranquility and joy. ~ b-k-s-iyengar, @wisdomtrove
70:A doctor’s door should never be closed, a priest's door should always be open. ~ victor-hugo, @wisdomtrove
71:Baptism is the door of the spiritual life and the gateway to the sacraments. ~ denis-diderot, @wisdomtrove
72:Behind every closed door might wait a thief of minds and a collector of souls. ~ dean-koontz, @wisdomtrove
73:When we put someone in our jail cell of hatred, we are stuck guarding the door. ~ max-lucado, @wisdomtrove
74:Your attitude is either the lock on, or the key to the door of your success. ~ denis-waitley, @wisdomtrove
75:A man who does not think and plan long ahead will find trouble right at his door. ~ confucius, @wisdomtrove
76:Baptism is the door of the spiritual life and the gateway to the sacraments. ~ thomas-aquinas, @wisdomtrove
77:Going out into life&
78:How long will you keep pounding on an open door Begging for someone to open it? ~ rabia-basri, @wisdomtrove
79:Joy, temperance, and repose, slam the door on the doctor's nose. ~ henry-wadsworth-longfellow, @wisdomtrove
80:Last night I played a blank tape at full blast. The mime next door went nuts. ~ steven-wright, @wisdomtrove
81:Love is something that hangs up behind the bathroom door and smells of Lysol. ~ ernest-hemingway, @wisdomtrove
82:The difficulties of life do not keep you from greatness. They show you to its door. ~ alan-cohen, @wisdomtrove
83:Good habits are the key to all success. Bad habits are the unlocked door to failure. ~ og-mandino, @wisdomtrove
84:Prayer is the hand of faith on the door knob of your heart, inviting Jesus to enter. ~ max-lucado, @wisdomtrove
85:The door to a balanced success opens widest on the hinges of hope and encouragement. ~ zig-ziglar, @wisdomtrove
86:We make our friends; we make our enemies; but God makes our next door neighbour. ~ g-k-chesterton, @wisdomtrove
87:humor can get in under the door while seriousness is still fumbling at the handle ~ g-k-chesterton, @wisdomtrove
88:Imaging what you want as if it already exists opens the door to letting it happen. ~ shakti-gawain, @wisdomtrove
89:Why is it, when a door is open it's ajar, but when a jar is open, it's not a door? ~ steven-wright, @wisdomtrove
90:He who wants to do good knocks at the gate: he who loves finds the door open. ~ rabindranath-tagore, @wisdomtrove
91:Love is somehow the key that unlocks the door which leads to ultimate reality. ~ martin-luther-king, @wisdomtrove
92:Be sure to put the knocker fairly low on your door in case a very small friend drops by. ~ a-a-milne, @wisdomtrove
93:God never slams a door in your face without opening a box of Girl Scout cookies. ~ elizabeth-gilbert, @wisdomtrove
94:God is standing at the door of every heart. Call Him. He is waiting to come in. ~ mata-amritanandamayi, @wisdomtrove
95:The vision of time is broad, but when you pass through it, time becomes a narrow door. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
96:Forgiveness is unlocking the door to set someone free and realising you were the prisoner! ~ max-lucado, @wisdomtrove
97:Intelligence is the door to freedom and alert attention is the mother of intelligence. ~ jon-kabat-zinn, @wisdomtrove
98:You know, you're really nobody in L.A. unless you live in a house with a really big door. ~ steve-martin, @wisdomtrove
99:There is one who remembers the way to your door: Life you may evade, but Death you shall not. ~ t-s-eliot, @wisdomtrove
100:Wherever I have knocked, a door has opened. Wherever I have wandered, a path has appeared. ~ alice-walker, @wisdomtrove
101:But it doesn't take a thousand men to open a door, my lord." "It might to keep it open. ~ ursula-k-le-guin, @wisdomtrove
102:Ideas can be life-changing. Sometimes all you need to open the door is just one more good idea. ~ jim-rohn, @wisdomtrove
103:Love is contagious. When I share love, it comes back to me multiplied. Love opens every door. ~ louise-hay, @wisdomtrove
104:There was a door to which I found no key: There was the veil through which I might not see. ~ omar-khayyam, @wisdomtrove
105:We do not pass through the same door twice Or return to the door through which we did not pass ~ t-s-eliot, @wisdomtrove
106:Writing is a little door. Some fantasies, like big pieces of furniture, won’t come through. ~ susan-sontag, @wisdomtrove
107:Let everyone sweep in front of his own door, and the whole world will be clean. ~ johann-wolfgang-von-goethe, @wisdomtrove
108:The Lord's mercy often rides to the door of our heart upon the black horse of affliction. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
109:“If the grace of God miraculously operates, it probably operates through the subliminal door.” ~ william-james, @wisdomtrove
110:I want you to be concerned about your next door neighbor. Do you know your next door neighbor? ~ mother-teresa, @wisdomtrove
111:Doctors say it's okay to have sex after a heart attack, provided you close the ambulance door. ~ phyllis-diller, @wisdomtrove
112:Good judgment, common sense, and reason all fly out the window when emotions kick down your door. ~ john-wooden, @wisdomtrove
113:Knock and it shall be opened.' But does knocking mean hammering and kicking the door like a maniac? ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
114:There's nothing wrong with making love with the light on. Just make sure the car door is closed. ~ george-burns, @wisdomtrove
115:When we pray, we open the door for God to come into our problems and situations and work on them. ~ joyce-meyer, @wisdomtrove
116:Often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us. ~ hellen-keller, @wisdomtrove
117:Taking back our light from those we’ve projected it onto opens the door to an unimaginable future. ~ debbie-ford, @wisdomtrove
118:The devil is no longer looking for an open door in your life. He will take any crack you give him. ~ joyce-meyer, @wisdomtrove
119:The present moment is the only moment available to us and it is the door to all other moments. ~ thich-nhat-hanh, @wisdomtrove
120:The soul selects her own society, Then shuts the door; On her divine majority Obtrude no more. ~ emily-dickinson, @wisdomtrove
121:When you close the door of your mind to negative thoughts, the door of opportunity opens to you. ~ napoleon-hill, @wisdomtrove
122:Perched upon a bust of Pallas, just above my chamber door,- Perched, and sat, and nothing more. ~ edgar-allan-poe, @wisdomtrove
123:Take thy beak from out my heart, and take thy form from off my door! Quoth the raven, ‚Nevermore. ~ edgar-allan-poe, @wisdomtrove
124:The iron bolt... mysteriously fastens the door of hope and holds our spirits in a gloomy prison. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
125:Dreams are the subtle Dower That make us rich an Hour  Then fling us poor  Out of the purple door. ~ emily-dickinson, @wisdomtrove
126:The doors of Kings are bolted now and guarded by soldiers. Your Door is open to all who call upon You. ~ rabia-basri, @wisdomtrove
127:Always give more in service, than you receive in payment, and customers will beat a path to your door. ~ denis-waitley, @wisdomtrove
128:One door away from heaven And the key is ours to lose. One door away from heaven But oh, the entry dues. ~ dean-koontz, @wisdomtrove
129:Naturally, when life's lessons knock at the door of our life, happiness can be momentarily obscured. ~ michael-beckwith, @wisdomtrove
130:A man always blames the woman who fools him. In the same way he blames the door he walks into in the dark. ~ h-l-mencken, @wisdomtrove
131:He is ready to cleanse you, It is sin, after all, that lies at the door and blocks you way to the Savior. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
132:Let us stay at home: there we are decent. Let us not go out: our defects wait for us at the door, like flies. ~ jules-renard, @wisdomtrove
133:My wife met me at the door the other night in a sexy negligee. Unfortunately, she was just coming home. ~ rodney-dangerfield, @wisdomtrove
134:Virtue and vice, evil and good, are siblings, or next-door neighbors, Easy to make mistakes, hard to tell them apart. ~ ovid, @wisdomtrove
135:Potentiality knocks on the door of my heart. [On Seeing The 100% Perfect Girl One Beautiful April Morning ] ~ haruki-murakami, @wisdomtrove
136:The world doesn't owe you a living, but just when you needed it, a door was opened for you to make a difference. ~ seth-godin, @wisdomtrove
137:What fortitude the Soul contains, That it can so endure The accent of a coming Foot- The opening of a Door. ~ emily-dickinson, @wisdomtrove
138:Stop wasting your time looking for the key to happiness… the door is open and unlocked… just walk through it. ~ steve-maraboli, @wisdomtrove
139:It's very important to know the neighbor next door and the people down the street and the people in another race. ~ maya-angelou, @wisdomtrove
140:Need is a low door which, when we must by stern necessity pass through, forces the greatest to bend down the most. ~ victor-hugo, @wisdomtrove
141:Who expects to be able to go out of a house except by the door? How is it then that no one follows this Way of ours? ~ confucius, @wisdomtrove
142:A door that seems to stand open must be of a man's size, or it is not the door that providence means for him. ~ henry-ward-beecher, @wisdomtrove
143:Which painting in the National Gallery would I save if there was a fire? The one nearest the door of course. ~ george-bernard-shaw, @wisdomtrove
144:You need something to open up a new door, to show you something you seen before but overlooked a hundred times or more ~ bob-dylan, @wisdomtrove
145:Footfalls echo in the memory, down the passage we did not take, towards the door we never opened, into the rose garden. ~ t-s-eliot, @wisdomtrove
146:It is quite useless knocking at the door of heaven for earthly comfort. It's not the sort of comfort they supply there. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
147:To think I should have lived to be goodmorninged by Belladonna Took's son, as if I was selling buttons at the door! ~ j-r-r-tolkien, @wisdomtrove
148:If you open the door to the magnetic power of friendship, souls of like vibrations will be attracted to you. ~ paramahansa-yogananda, @wisdomtrove
149:I'm a liberal to a degree, I want everybody to be free. But if you think that I'll let Barry Goldwater move in next door. ~ bob-dylan, @wisdomtrove
150:Footfalls echo in the memory down the passage which we did not take towards the door we never opened into the rose-garden. ~ t-s-eliot, @wisdomtrove
151:Pale death approaches with equal step, and knocks indiscriminately at the door of teh cottage, and the portals of the palace. ~ horace, @wisdomtrove
152:It grew late. Through the open door, stealthily, came the scent of madonna lilies, almost as if it were prowling abroad. ~ d-h-lawrence, @wisdomtrove
153:Our relationship now thoroughly ruined, with even civility destroyed between us, all I wanted anymore was the door. ~ elizabeth-gilbert, @wisdomtrove
154:Every now and then one paints a picture that seems to have opened a door and serves as a stepping stone to other things. ~ pablo-picasso, @wisdomtrove
155:Every ransomed man owes his salvation to the fact that during his days of sinning, God kept the door of mercy open. ~ aiden-wilson-tozer, @wisdomtrove
156:Footfalls echo in the memory, Down the passage which we did not take, Towards the door we never opened Into the rose-garden. ~ t-s-eliot, @wisdomtrove
157:God never shuts one door without opening a bigger better door. Hang in there. You are closer to success than you may think. ~ zig-ziglar, @wisdomtrove
158:The door to God is the insecurity of not knowing anything. Bear the grace of that uncertainty and all wisdom will be yours. ~ adyashanti, @wisdomtrove
159:You never know till you try to reach them how accessible men are; but you must approach each man by the right door. ~ henry-ward-beecher, @wisdomtrove
160:Her mind lives tidily, apart from cold and noise and pain. And bolts the door against her heart, out wailing in the rain. ~ dorothy-parker, @wisdomtrove
161:The door of a bigoted mind opens outwards so that the only result of the pressure of facts upon it is to close it more snugly. ~ ogden-nash, @wisdomtrove
162:With my dog I don't get no respect. He keeps barking at the front door. He don't want to go out. He wants me to leave. ~ rodney-dangerfield, @wisdomtrove
163:And Father, how can I love youOr any of my brothers more?I love you like the little birdThat picks up crumbs around the door. ~ william-blake, @wisdomtrove
164:Don't allow false modesty,doubts or unbelief prevent you from accepting God's favor. The door of mercy stands wide open. ~ aiden-wilson-tozer, @wisdomtrove
165:The door that locks you in, is also the door that lets you out. The ‘I am’ is the door. Stay at it until it opens. ~ sri-nisargadatta-maharaj, @wisdomtrove
166:Be careful, then, and be gentle about death. For it is hard to die, it is difficult to go through the door, even when it opens. ~ d-h-lawrence, @wisdomtrove
167:Madness is the emergency exit. You can just step outside, and close the door on all those dreadful things that happened. Forever. ~ alan-moore, @wisdomtrove
168:We never know we go when we are going- We jest and shut the Door- Fate-following-behind us bolts it- And we accost no more-. ~ emily-dickinson, @wisdomtrove
169:I moved into an all-electric house. I forgot and left the porch light on all day. When I got home the front door wouldn't open. ~ steven-wright, @wisdomtrove
170:Leadership is not a popularity contest; it's about leaving your ego at the door. The name of the game is to lead without a title ~ robin-sharma, @wisdomtrove
171:Fear will always knock on your door. Just don't invite it in for dinner. And for heaven's sake, don't offer it a bed for the night. ~ max-lucado, @wisdomtrove
172:The purpose of direct action is to create a situation so crisis-packed that it will inevitably open the door to negotiation. ~ martin-luther-king, @wisdomtrove
173:I feel that the social revolution of the sixties is like a revolving door that came our way, and then left. It's back again. ~ marianne-williamson, @wisdomtrove
174:When a man understands the art of seeing, he can trace the spirit of an age and the features of a king even in the knocker on a door. ~ victor-hugo, @wisdomtrove
175:In Buddha we had the great, universal heart and infinite patience, making religion practical and bringing it to everyone's door. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
176:The door could not be heard slamming; they had probably left it open, as is the custom in homes where a great misfortune has occurred. ~ franz-kafka, @wisdomtrove
177:Up the two terrace flights of steps the rain ran wildly, and beat at the great door, like a swift messenger rousing those within;. ~ charles-dickens, @wisdomtrove
178:If your house is really a mess and a stranger comes to the door greet him with, &
179:There are some people that will not pick up a phone and call you, but if you knock on a door and talk to them, they'll talk back to you. ~ steve-martin, @wisdomtrove
180:A beautiful woman moved in next door. So I went over and returned a cup of sugar. She said, "You didn't borrow this." I said, " I will!" ~ steven-wright, @wisdomtrove
181:If you had a sign above every studio door saying ‘This Studio is a Musical Instrument’ it would make such a different approach to recording. ~ brian-eno, @wisdomtrove
182:If you're referring to the incident with the dragon, I was barely involved. All I did was give your uncle a little nudge out of the door. ~ j-r-r-tolkien, @wisdomtrove
183:If we knock on the door until it opens, not taking no for an answer, our lives will be transformed as we step up into a higher awareness. ~ james-redfield, @wisdomtrove
184:If you need to conceal your true nature to get in the door, understand that you'll probably have to conceal your true nature to keep that job. ~ seth-godin, @wisdomtrove
185:Last Halloween a kid tried to rip my face off. He thought it was a mask. Now it's different when I open the door the kids hand me candy. ~ rodney-dangerfield, @wisdomtrove
186:Leave your ego at the door every morning, and just do some truly great work. Few things will make you feel better than a job brilliantly done. ~ robin-sharma, @wisdomtrove
187:One word can give comfort and confidence, destroy doubt, help someone avoid a mistake, reconcile a conflict, or open the door to liberation. ~ thich-nhat-hanh, @wisdomtrove
188:If we take something to be the truth, we may cling to it so much that when the truth comes and knocks on our door, we won't want to let it in. ~ thich-nhat-hanh, @wisdomtrove
189:The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential... these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence. ~ confucius, @wisdomtrove
190:When you leave them in the morning, they stick their nose in the door crack and stand there like a portrait until you turn the key eight hours later. ~ erma-bombeck, @wisdomtrove
191:kindle the fire of happiness ! Therein I shall see The door of friendliness, The room of greatness And the palace of godness. I shall see, I shall see. ~ sri-chinmoy, @wisdomtrove
192:Well, just remember&
193:How could such a large door be kept secret from everybody outside, apart from the dragon?" [Bilbo] asked. He was only a little hobbit you must remember. ~ j-r-r-tolkien, @wisdomtrove
194:I have a "Do Not Disturb" sign on my hotel door. It's time to go to "Don't Disturb". It's been "Do Not" for too long. We should embrace the contraction. ~ mitch-hedberg, @wisdomtrove
195:My theory on housework is, if the item doesn't multiply, smell, catch fire, or block the refrigerator door, let it be. No one else cares. Why should you? ~ erma-bombeck, @wisdomtrove
196:When one door closes, another one opens, but sometimes we wait too long looking at the closed door, and never realize that another door has been opened. ~ hellen-keller, @wisdomtrove
197:You just have to keep going to find that thing that lets you in the door. Sometimes in life when that day comes and you're given the key, you throw it away. ~ bob-dylan, @wisdomtrove
198:Dayodhuam: I have heard the key Turn in the door once and turn once only We think of the key, each in his prison Thinking of the key, each confirms a prison. ~ t-s-eliot, @wisdomtrove
199:Myself when young did eagerly frequent doctor and saint, and heard great argument about it and about: but evermore came out by the same door as in I went. ~ omar-khayyam, @wisdomtrove
200:Nothing in life has happened to you. It's happened for you. Every disappointment. Every wrong. Even every closed door has helped make you into who you are. ~ joel-osteen, @wisdomtrove
201:As I walked out the door toward the gate that would lead to my freedom, I knew if I didn't leave my bitterness and hatred behind, I'd still be in prison. ~ nelson-mandela, @wisdomtrove
202:If I can't make it through one door, I'll go through another door- or i'll make a door. Something terrific will come no matter how dark the present. ~ rabindranath-tagore, @wisdomtrove
203:Sexuality is the key to the problem of the psychoneuroses and of the neuroses in general. No one who disdains the key will ever be able to unlock the door. ~ sigmund-freud, @wisdomtrove
204:When you open the door which you shut in order to pray to God, the first person you meet as you go out is your neighbour whom you shall love. Wonderful! ~ soren-kierkegaard, @wisdomtrove
205:An extremely introverted old Jew, the lonely son of his racist next-door neighbor, and the salvation found through their forced friendship. ~ pseudo-dionysius-the-areopagite, @wisdomtrove
206:An unaspiring person always complaints. There is no end to his complaints. He bitterly complains even when the blessings of opportunity knock at his very door. ~ sri-chinmoy, @wisdomtrove
207:Death opens a door out of a little, dark room (that's all the life we have known before it) into a great, real place where the true sun shines and we shall meet. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
208:Poverty often hides her charms under an ugly mask; yet thousands have been forced into greatness by their very struggle to keep the wolf from the door. ~ orison-swett-marden, @wisdomtrove
209:Every important choice we make is being guided by one of two places: either it is an act of faith or it is an act of fear. Faith opens the door to a new future. ~ debbie-ford, @wisdomtrove
210:I do not enjoy writing at all. If I can turn my back on an idea, out there in the dark, if I can avoid opening the door to it, I won't even reach for a pencil. ~ richard-bach, @wisdomtrove
211:Man goes far away or near but God never goes far-off; he is always standing close at hand, and even if he cannot stay within he goes no further than the door. ~ meister-eckhart, @wisdomtrove
212:Knock on wood is a saying for good luck. I think that started when someone went to someone's door to see if someone was home. "I hope Joe's home, knock on wood!" ~ mitch-hedberg, @wisdomtrove
213:Strange - is it not? That of the myriads who Before us passed the door of Darkness through, Not one returns to tell us of the road Which to discover we must travel too. ~ horace, @wisdomtrove
214:It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to. ~ j-r-r-tolkien, @wisdomtrove
215:The dream might have been more than a dream. It was as if a door in the wall of reality had come ajar... and now all sorts of unwelcome things were flying through. ~ stephen-king, @wisdomtrove
216:And so faintly you came tapping, tapping at my chamber door, That I scarce was sure I heard you"‚ here I opened wide the door; ‚ Darkness there, and nothing more. ~ edgar-allan-poe, @wisdomtrove
217:Solving problems‚ actually solving them, not just claiming you do‚Äîsolving perceived, urgent problems, is a surefire way to get the world to beat a path to your door. ~ seth-godin, @wisdomtrove
218:The traveler has to knock at every alien door to come to his own, and one has to wander through all the outer worlds to reach the innermost shrine at the end. ~ rabindranath-tagore, @wisdomtrove
219:Asking “Am I choosing from my divinity or am I choosing from my humanity? “ opens the door for us to experience realms of reality that we may never have visited before. ~ debbie-ford, @wisdomtrove
220:Sorrow is not a raven perched persistently above a chamber door. Sorrow is a thing with teeth, and while in time it retreats, it comes back at the whisper of it's name. ~ dean-koontz, @wisdomtrove
221:By shifting the balance away from the individual we open the door for the individual. Because we make it obvious that anyone can do it given the right circumstance. ~ malcolm-gladwell, @wisdomtrove
222:Paper money has had the effect in your State that it ever will have, to ruin commerce, oppress the honest, and open a door to every species of fraud and injustice. ~ george-washington, @wisdomtrove
223:Desperately seeking something is not what attracts it to us. When we dwell, in deep peace and kindness, whatever would add to our happiness just flows to our door. ~ marianne-williamson, @wisdomtrove
224:Elinor could sit still no longer. She almost ran out of the room, and as soon as the door was closed, burst into tears of joy, which at first she thought would never cease. ~ jane-austen, @wisdomtrove
225:Luck generally comes to those who look for it, and my notion is that it taps, once in a lifetime, at everybody's door, but if industry does not open it luck goes away. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
226:I was out of my bed in one second, trembling with excitement, and I dashed to the door and into the adjoining room, where I could watch the streets below from the windows. ~ hermann-hesse, @wisdomtrove
227:What is the knocking? What is the knocking at the door in the night? It is somebody who wants to do us harm. No, no, it is the three strange angels. Admit them, admit them. ~ d-h-lawrence, @wisdomtrove
228:Late last night and the night before, tommyknockers, tommyknockers knocking on my door. I wanna go out, don't know if I can &
229:Don't let failure or disappointment cut you off from God or make you think that the future is hopeless. When God closes one door, He often opens another door - if we seek it. ~ billy-graham, @wisdomtrove
230:There is no greater happiness for a man than approaching a door at the end of a day knowing someone on the other side of that door is waiting for the sound of his footsteps. ~ ronald-reagan, @wisdomtrove
231:From the highest god to the meanest grass, the same power is present in all - whether manifested or not. We shall have to call forth that power by going from door to door. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
232:[The spirit of party] opens the door to foreign influence and corruption, which finds a facilitated access to the government itself through the channels of party passions. ~ george-washington, @wisdomtrove
233:They were painfully clean. But inwardly they stank. Never once had they opened the door which leads to the soul; never once did they dream of taking a blind leap into the dark. ~ henry-miller, @wisdomtrove
234:when the old fears, hates, and worries that have haunted you for so long try to edge back in, they will in effect find a sign on the door of your mind reading occupied. ~ norman-vincent-peale, @wisdomtrove
235:Every day is the same thing out the door Feel further away then ever before Some things in life, it gets too late to learn Well, I'm lost somewhere I must have made a few bad turns ~ bob-dylan, @wisdomtrove
236:It is possible that mankind is on the threshold of a golden age; but, if so, it will be necessary first to slay the dragon that guards the door, and this dragon is religion. ~ bertrand-russell, @wisdomtrove
237:I know the door is open but it is guarded by the dogs of desire and fear. What am I to do?  M: Obey the teacher and brave the dogs.  Behave as if they were not there. ~ sri-nisargadatta-maharaj, @wisdomtrove
238:Radio stations have constructed a narrow door[way], and that's because they don't understand how complex and paradoxical our snap judgments are. It's hard to measure new songs. ~ malcolm-gladwell, @wisdomtrove
239:Silence of the heart is necessary so you can hear God everywhere - in the closing of the door, in the person who needs you, in the birds that sing, in the flowers, in the animals. ~ mother-teresa, @wisdomtrove
240:Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there. Opportunity rarely knocks on your door. Knock rather on opportunity's door if you ardently wish to enter. ~ will-rogers, @wisdomtrove
241:If you want to become fully mature in the Lord, you must learn to love truth. Otherwise, you will always leave open a door of deception for the enemy to take what is meant to be yours. ~ joyce-meyer, @wisdomtrove
242:Q: Is the witness-consciousness the real Self?  M: It is the reflection of the real in the mind. The real is beyond. The witness is the door through which you pass beyond. ~ sri-nisargadatta-maharaj, @wisdomtrove
243:Q: Is the witness-consciousness the real Self.   M: It is the reflection of the real in the mind. The real is beyond. The witness is the door through which you pass beyond. ~ sri-nisargadatta-maharaj, @wisdomtrove
244:It is on account of the ego that one is not able to see God. In front of the door of God's mansion lies the stump of ego. One cannot enter the mansion without jumping over the stump. ~ sri-ramakrishna, @wisdomtrove
245:Most people have died before they expire; died to all earthly longings, so that the last breath is only, as it were, the locking of the door of the already deserted mansion. ~ oliver-wendell-holmes-jr, @wisdomtrove
246:The Rum Turn Tugger is a terrible bore: When you let him in, then he wants to be out; He's always on the wrong side of every door, And as soon as he's at home, then he'd like to get about. ~ t-s-eliot, @wisdomtrove
247:The Lord delights to surprise us with His goodness, if only we will unlock the door of obedience with the key of faith - which He has given - and then push it open and walk through. ~ charles-r-swindoll, @wisdomtrove
248:The whitewash'd wall, the nicely sanded floor, The varnish'd clock that click'd behind the door; The chest, contriv'd a double debt to pay,- A bed by night, a chest of drawers by day. ~ oliver-goldsmith, @wisdomtrove
249:... the greatest shortage in our society is an instinct to produce. To create solutions and hustle them out the door. To touch the humanity inside and connect to the humans in the marketplace. ~ seth-godin, @wisdomtrove
250:The model for me is a touchstone, it is a door which I must break open in order to reach the garden in which I am alone and feel good, even the model exists only for what use I can make of it. ~ henri-matisse, @wisdomtrove
251:The people who are successful are those who are grateful for everything they have. Giving thanks for what we have always opens the door for more to come, and ungratefulness always closes the door. ~ alan-cohen, @wisdomtrove
252:I seem to have loved you in numberless forms, numberless times, in life after life, in age after age forever. He who wants to do good, knocks at the gate; He who loves, finds the door open. ~ rabindranath-tagore, @wisdomtrove
253:Whenever I have knocked, a door has opened. Wherever I have wandered, a path has appeared. I have been helped, supported, encouraged and nurtured by people of all races, creeds, colors and dreams. ~ alice-walker, @wisdomtrove
254:When I saw her I was in love with her. Everything turned over inside of me. She looked toward the door, saw there was no one, then she sat on the side of the bed and leaned over and kissed me. ~ ernest-hemingway, @wisdomtrove
255:You are searching for the magic key that will unlock the door to the source of power; and yet you have the key in your own hands, and you may use it the moment you learn to control your thoughts. ~ napoleon-hill, @wisdomtrove
256:The highest aim of the aesthetic being is to find the Divine through beauty; the highest Art is that which by an inspired use of significant and interpretative form unseals the door of the spirit. ~ sri-aurobindo, @wisdomtrove
257:He, that holds fast the golden mean, And lives contentedly between The little and the great, Feels not the wants that pinch the poor, Nor plagues that haunt the rich man's door, Imbitt'ring all his state. ~ horace, @wisdomtrove
258:I went down the street to the 24-hour grocery. When I got there, the guy was locking the front door. I said, &
259:... when the locked door opens, and there comes in a young woman, deadly pale, and with long fair hair, who glides to the fire, and sits down in the chair we have left there, wringing her hands. ~ charles-dickens, @wisdomtrove
260:For many years, at great cost, I traveled through many countries, saw the high mountains, the oceans. The only things I did not see were the sparkling dewdrops in the grass just outside my door. ~ rabindranath-tagore, @wisdomtrove
261:Spread love everywhere you go; first of all in your house. Give love to your children, to your wife or husband, to a next door neighbor. Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. ~ mother-teresa, @wisdomtrove
262:The trick to forgetting the big picture is to look at everything close-up. The shortcut to closing a door is to bury yourself in the details. This is how we must look to God. As if everything's fine. ~ chuck-palahniuk, @wisdomtrove
263:Loneliness comes in two basic varieties. When it results from a desire for solitude, loneliness is a door we close against the world. When the world instead rejects us, loneliness is an open door, unused. ~ dean-koontz, @wisdomtrove
264:A lot of suffering is just getting rid of dross in yourself, and lingering and hanging in the darkness is often - I say this against myself - a failure of imagination, to imagine the door into the light. ~ john-odonohue, @wisdomtrove
265:In oneself lies the whole world and if you know how to look and learn, the door is there and the key is in your hand. Nobody on earth can give you either the key or the door to open, except yourself. ~ jiddu-krishnamurti, @wisdomtrove
266:It is for us to pray not for tasks equal to our powers, but for powers equal to our tasks, to go forward with a great desire forever beating at the door of our hearts as we travel toward our distant goal. ~ hellen-keller, @wisdomtrove
267:Opportunity ... It has a sly habit of slipping in by the back door, and often it comes disguised in the form of misfortune, or temporary defeat. Perhaps this is why so many fail to recognize opportunity. ~ napoleon-hill, @wisdomtrove
268:Through dreams a door is opened to mythology, since myths are of the nature of dreams, and that, as dreams arise from an inward world unknown to waking consciousness, so do myths: so, indeed, does life. ~ joseph-campbell, @wisdomtrove
269:Beyond drama and chaos, beyond anxiety and fear, lies a zone of endless peace and love. Let's all take a very deep breath, slow down for just a moment and remember this. That alone will open the door. ~ marianne-williamson, @wisdomtrove
270:I am amazed that people want to ask me questions about God's work in my life. The interviews are a great way to share God's life-changing message and I pray that God continues to open this door for Christians. ~ joyce-meyer, @wisdomtrove
271:In real life things don’t go so smoothly. At certain points in our lives, when we really need a clear-cut solution, the person who knocks at our door is, more likely than not, a messenger bearing bad news. ~ haruki-murakami, @wisdomtrove
272:Check your ego at the door and check your gut instead. Every right decision I have ever made has come from my gut. Every wrong decision I've made was the result of me not listening to the greater voice of myself. ~ oprah-winfrey, @wisdomtrove
273:Too often we get distracted by what is outside of our control. You can't do anything about yesterday. The door to the past has been shut and the key thrown away. You can do nothing about tomorrow. It is yet to come. ~ john-wooden, @wisdomtrove
274:darkness, the sky is a gloomy precinct Whose door you close, and whose key the soul owns; And night divides itself in half, being diabolical and holy, Between Ilis, the black angel, and Christ, the starry Human Being. ~ victor-hugo, @wisdomtrove
275:Alone, I often fall down into nothingness. I must push my foot stealthily lest I should fall off the edge of the world into nothingness. I have to bang my head against some hard door to call myself back to the body. ~ virginia-woolf, @wisdomtrove
276:Who will bring light to the poor? Who will travel from door to door bringing education to them? Let these people be your God-think of them, work for them, pray for them incessantly. The Lord will show you the way. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
277:The world as pure object is something that is not there. It is not a reality outside us for which we exist... .It is a living and self-creating mystery of which I am myself a part, to which I am myself, my own unique door. ~ thomas-merton, @wisdomtrove
278:When we clearly understand that there is no superior sex or superior race, we will have opened the door of communication and laid the foundation for building winning relationships with all people in this global world of ours. ~ zig-ziglar, @wisdomtrove
279:But after I got them to leave and shut the door and turned off the light it wasn't any good. It was like saying good-by to a statue. After a while I went out and left the hospital and walked back to the hotel in the rain. ~ ernest-hemingway, @wisdomtrove
280:Everything in business is to get you face to face with people to respond to your offer. You have to realize the Internet is merely a door opening, and it has to be followed up by aggressive sales activity by the business owner. ~ brian-tracy, @wisdomtrove
281: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
282:We open the door for God to work by placing faith in His Word, and we open the door for Satan to work by placing faith in his word. He places thought in our minds that are not true, but can become true for us if they are believed. ~ joyce-meyer, @wisdomtrove
283:Attitude is the criterion for success. But you can't buy an attitude for a million dollars. Attitudes are not for sale. ... Your attitude towards your potential is either the key to or the lock in the door of personal fulfillment. ~ denis-waitley, @wisdomtrove
284:If you use a philosophy education well, you can get your foot in the door of any industry you please. Industries are like the blossoms on a tree while philosophy is the trunk - it holds the tree together, but it often goes unnoticed. ~ criss-jami, @wisdomtrove
285:The real meditative practice is to open up to the full range of what happens in life. And parenting is a fantastic arena for doing that kind of spiritual training. It's as much a potential door into enlightenment as anything else. ~ jon-kabat-zinn, @wisdomtrove
286:I could fall in love with a sumo wrestler if he told stories and made me laugh. Obviously, it would be easier if someone was African-American and lived next door and went to the same church. Because then I wouldn't have to translate. ~ maya-angelou, @wisdomtrove
287:It doesn't do any good to hold the door open for someone if they don't have a way to walk through it. And if they do have a way to pass through it then you probably don't need to hold it open because they can open it for themselves. ~ ronald-reagan, @wisdomtrove
288:Truth is the key to unlocking the door to divine confidence. This is a truth that can be felt only when you get out of your head and into your heart. When you’re blind to this truth, you’re left to the limited power of your human will. ~ debbie-ford, @wisdomtrove
289:I swear that ever since the first day You brought me back to life, The day You became my Friend, I have not slept - And even if You drive me from your door, I swear again that we will never be separated - Because You are alive in my heart ~ rabia-basri, @wisdomtrove
290:You have made me known to friends whom I knew not. You have given me seats in homes not my own. You have brought the distant near and made a brother of the stranger... When one knows You, then there is no alien, and no door is shut. ~ rabindranath-tagore, @wisdomtrove
291:The Yoga of the Dream State has always held to be one of the fastest, most efficient ways of reaching a plateau experience of subtle and causal realms, thus quickly opening the door to stable adaptation at - and transcendence of - those realms. ~ ken-wilber, @wisdomtrove
292:That's the difference between family and friends. Family is always there, no matter what, even when it's not right next door. Which means that you'll find a way to keep the connection alive. Especially since you realize how important it is. ~ nicholas-sparks, @wisdomtrove
293:At 50, I thought proudly: Here we are, half century! Being 60 was fairly frightening. You want to know how I spent my 70th birthday? I put on a completely black face, a fuzzy black Afro wig, wore black clothes and hung a black wreath on my door. ~ bette-davis, @wisdomtrove
294:She felt, with her hand on the nursery door, that community of feeling with other people which emotion gives as if the walls of partition had become so thin that practically (the feeling was one of relief and happiness) it was all one stream. ~ virginia-woolf, @wisdomtrove
295:THE soul should always stand ajar, That if the heaven inquire, He will not be obliged to wait, Or shy of troubling her. Depart, before the host has slid The bolt upon the door, To seek for the accomplished guest, - Her visitor no more. ~ emily-dickinson, @wisdomtrove
296:Today I personally believe that while Jesus came to open the door to God's house, all human beings can walk through that door, whether they know about Jesus or not. Today I see it as my call to help every person claim his or her own way to God. ~ henri-nouwen, @wisdomtrove
297:In desperate hope I go and search for her in all the corners of my house. I find her not. My house is small and what once has gone from it can never be regained. But infinite is thy mansion, my lord, and seeking her I have come to thy door. ~ rabindranath-tagore, @wisdomtrove
298:The major problem of life is learning how to handle the costly interruptions. The door that slams shut, the plan that got sidetracked, the marriage that failed. Or that lovely poem that didn't get written because someone knocked on the door. ~ martin-luther-king, @wisdomtrove
299:Hallo! A great deal of steam! the pudding was out of the copper. A smell like a washing-day! That was the cloth. A smell like an eating-house and a pastrycook's next door to each other, with a laundress's next door to that. That was the pudding. ~ charles-dickens, @wisdomtrove
300:How many young men, in all previous times of unprecedented steadiness, had turned suddenly wild and wicked for the same reason, and, in an ecstasy of unrequited love, taken to wrench off door-knockers, and invert the boxes of rheumatic watchmen! ~ charles-dickens, @wisdomtrove
301:When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long in disappointment and bitterness at the closed door that we do not expectantly look for and therefore see with pleasure and gratitude the one which has been opened for us. ~ hellen-keller, @wisdomtrove
302:Death, like a host, comes smiling to the door; Smiling, he greets us, on that tranquil shore Where neither piping bird nor peeping dawn Disturbs the eternal sleep, But in the stillness far withdrawn Our dreamless rest for evermore we keep. ~ robert-louis-stevenson, @wisdomtrove
303:The Road goes ever on and on Down from the door where it began. Now far ahead the Road has gone, And I must follow, if I can, Pursuing it with eager feet, Until it joins some larger way Where many paths and errands meet. And whither then? I cannot say ~ j-r-r-tolkien, @wisdomtrove
304:I am to be broken. I am to be derided all my life. I am to be cast up and down among these men and women, with their twitching faces, with their lying tongues, like a cork on a rough sea. Like a ribbon of weed I am flung far every time the door opens. ~ virginia-woolf, @wisdomtrove
305:I don't know if I call myself a poet or not. I would like to, but I'm not really qualified to make that decision, because I come in on such a back door, that I don't know what a Robert Frost or a [John] Keats or a T.S. Eliot would really think of my stuff. ~ bob-dylan, @wisdomtrove
306:Jake went in, aware that he had, for the first time in three weeks, opened a door without hoping madly to find another world on the other side. A bell jingled overhead. The mild, spicy smell of old books hit him, and the smell was somehow like coming home. ~ stephen-king, @wisdomtrove
307:The dream is a little hidden door in the innermost and most secret recesses of the soul, opening into that cosmic night which was psyche long before there was any ego-consciousness, and which will remain psyche no matter how far our ego-consciousness extends. ~ carl-jung, @wisdomtrove
308:And travellers, now, within that valley, Through the red-litten windows see Vast forms, that move fantastically To a discordant melody, While, like a ghastly rapid river, Through the pale door A hideous throng rush out forever And laugh ‚ but smile no more. ~ edgar-allan-poe, @wisdomtrove
309:A world of little cares is continually arising, which busy or affluent life knows nothing of, to open the first door to distress. Hunger is not among the postponable wants; and a day, even a few hours, in such a condition is often the crisis of a life of ruin. ~ thomas-paine, @wisdomtrove
310:You and your friends could plan the trip of a lifetime in 6-18 months to visit the completed school, teeming with dozens or hundreds of students who greet you with smiles and thank you letters. You'll know it's your school because your names will be on the door. ~ tim-ferris, @wisdomtrove
311:Does life continue beyond the door? The fulfilment of life is not annihilation - on the contrary - I am much more ambitious, much more desirous, much more eager than you are. It is Life. Therefore it cannot be annihilation, for you cannot annihilate Life! ~ jiddu-krishnamurti, @wisdomtrove
312:I cannot consent to take the position that the door of hope - the door of opportunity - is to be shut upon any man, no matter how worthy, purely upon the grounds of race or color. Such an attitude would, according to my convictions, be fundamentally wrong. ~ theodore-roosevelt, @wisdomtrove
313:The friend within the man is that part of him which belongs to you and opens to you a door which never, perhaps, is opened to another. Such a friend is true, and all he says is true; and he loves you even if he hates you in other mansions of his heart. ~ antoine-de-saint-exupery, @wisdomtrove
314:Enter my first neighbor - a woman who spoke in complete, coherent sentences, who ate with a knife and fork and who only cried at weddings. I couldn't help myself. In a dramatic gesture, I bolted the door and threw my body across it to prevent her exit. She understood. ~ erma-bombeck, @wisdomtrove
315:I felt as if I was the only person awake in a city of sleepwalkers. That's an illusion, of course. When you walk through a crowd of strangers it's next door to impossible not to imagine that they're all waxworks, but probably they're thinking just the same about you. ~ george-orwell, @wisdomtrove
316:Really the truth is just a plain picture. A plain picture of, let's say, a tramp vomiting in the sewere. You know, and next door to the picture Mr. Rockefeller or Mr. C. W. Jones on the subway going to work. You know, any kind of picture. Just make a collage of pictures. ~ bob-dylan, @wisdomtrove
317:To those of my race who depend on bettering their condition in a foreign land or who underestimate the importance of cultivating friendly relations with the Southern white man, who is their next-door neighbor, I would say &
318:A dog came to my door, so I gave him a bone, the dog took the bone into the back yard and buried it. I'm going to go plant a tree there, with bones on it, then the dog will come back and say, "Shoot! It worked! I must distribute these bones equally for I have a green paw!" ~ mitch-hedberg, @wisdomtrove
319:An observer of men who finds himself steadily repelled by some apparently trifling thing in a stranger is right to give it great weight. It may be the clue to the whole mystery. A hair or two will show where a lion is hidden. A very little key will open a very heavy door. ~ charles-dickens, @wisdomtrove
320:And so I tell you, keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened. ~ jesus-christ, @wisdomtrove
321:The internet has opened the door for millions of businesses to do things differently, because there are other assets now, assets that can transcend location. Your permission to talk to customers, your reputation, your unique products-you can build a business around them online. ~ seth-godin, @wisdomtrove
322:Write with the door closed, rewrite with the door open. Your stuff starts out being just for you, in other words, but then it goes out. Once you know what the story is and get it right ‚ as right as you can, anyway ‚  it belongs to anyone who wants to read it. Or criticize it. ~ stephen-king, @wisdomtrove
323:I once had a leather jacket that got ruined in the rain. Why does moisture ruin leather? Aren't cows outside a lot of the time? When it's raining, do cows go up to the farmhouse, "Let us in! We're all wearing leather! Open the door! We're going to ruin the whole outfit here!" ~ jerry-seinfeld, @wisdomtrove
324:Above all, a query letter is a sales pitch and it is the single most important page an unpublished writer will ever write. It's the first impression and will either open the door or close it. It's that important, so don't mess it up. Mine took 17 drafts and two weeks to write. ~ nicholas-sparks, @wisdomtrove
325:Anacharsis coming to Athens, knocked at Solon's door, and told him that he, being a stranger, was come to be his guest, and contract a friendship with him; and Solon replying, "It is better to make friends at home," Anacharsis replied, "Then you that are at home make friendship with me. ~ plutarch, @wisdomtrove
326:Every day I go to my study and sit at my desk and put the computer on. At that moment, I have to open the door. It's a big, heavy door. You have to go into the Other Room. Metaphorically, of course. And you have to come back to this side of the room. And you have to shut the door. ~ haruki-murakami, @wisdomtrove
327:It's a dark, cool, quiet place. A basement in your soul. And that place can sometimes be dangerous to the human mind. I can open the door and enter that darkness, but I have to be very careful. I can find my story there. Then I bring that thing to the surface, into the real world. ~ haruki-murakami, @wisdomtrove
328:It does not matter what you call the gaoler so long as he has the key that will open the door of your prison! Similarly, as I have the key to release Life from its prison, it does not matter in the least what you call either the key or myself. I am not concerned about the title. ~ jiddu-krishnamurti, @wisdomtrove
329:A thought may arise: &
330:Christopher Robin was sitting outside his door, putting on his Big Boots. As soon as he saw the Big Boots, Pooh knew that an Adventure was going to happen, and he brushed the honey off his nose with the back of his paw, and spruced himself up as well as he could, so as to look ready for Anything. ~ a-a-milne, @wisdomtrove
331:Most English-speaking people, for instance, will admit that cellar door is &
332:This faith transforms the whirlwind of despair into a warm and reviving breeze of hope. The words of a motto which a generation ago were commonly found on the wall in the homes of devout persons need to be etched on our hearts: Fear knocked at the door. Faith answered. There was no one there. ~ martin-luther-king, @wisdomtrove
333:Let the churches preach doctrines, theories, philosophies to their hearts' content, but when it comes to worship, the real practical part of religion, it should be as Jesus says, "When thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret". ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
334:Most mothers entering the labor market outside the home are naive. They stagger home each evening, holding mail in their teeth, the cleaning over their arm, a lamb chop defrosting under each armpit, balancing two gallons of frozen milk between their knees, and expect one of the kids to get the door. ~ erma-bombeck, @wisdomtrove
335:You have to come to your closed doors before you get to your open doors... What if you knew you had to go through 32 closed doors before you got to your open door? Well, then you'd come to closed door number eight and you'd think, &
336:When I lay these questions before God I get no answer. But a rather special sort of &
337:The only thing more unthinkable than leaving was staying; the only thing more impossible than staying was leaving. I didn't want to destroy anything or anybody. I just wanted to slip quietly out the back door, without causing any fuss or consequences, and then not stop running until I reached Greenland. ~ elizabeth-gilbert, @wisdomtrove
338:You can control yourself if you really want to. I'll tell you how I know you can control yourself. If you were in a full fledged emotional temper tantrum in your house and I knocked on your front door... .. Come on! Let me tell you what, you would get control of yourself, and it would only take a few seconds. ~ joyce-meyer, @wisdomtrove
339:I have wished a bird would fly away, And not sing by my house all day; Have clapped my hands at him from the door When it seemed as if I could bear no more. The fault must partly have been in me. The bird was not to blame for his key. And of course there must be something wrong In wanting to silence any song. ~ robert-frost, @wisdomtrove
340:I wish the constitution, which is offered, had been made more perfect; but I sincerely believe it is the best that could be obtained at this time. And, as a constitutional door is opened for amendment hereafter, the adoption of it, under the present circumstances of the Union, is in my opinion desirable. ~ george-washington, @wisdomtrove
341:I learned to build bookshelves and brought books to my room, gathering them around me thickly. I read by day and into the night. I thought about perfectibility, and deism, and adjectives, and clouds, and the foxes, I locked my door, from the inside, and leaped from the roof and went to the woods, by day or darkness. ~ mary-oliver, @wisdomtrove
342:At the end of one millennium and nine centuries of Christianity, it remains an unshakable assumption of the law in all Christian countries and of the moral judgement of Christians everywhere that if a man and a woman, entering a room together, close the door behind them, the man will come out sadder and the woman wiser. ~ h-l-mencken, @wisdomtrove
343:What misery to live in this world! We are like men whose enemies are at the door, who must not lay aside their arms, even while sleeping or eating, and are always in dread lest the foe should enter the fortress by some breach in the walls. O my Lord and my all! How canst thou wish us to prize such a wretched existence? ~ teresa-of-avila, @wisdomtrove
344:In truth, the only difference between those who have failed and those who have succeeded lies in the difference of their habits. Good habits are the key to all success. Bad habits are the unlocked door to failure. Thus, the first law I will obey, which precedeth all others is - I will form good habits and become their slave. ~ og-mandino, @wisdomtrove
345:Never assume that you have attained truth. Don't make any claim to knowledge. Form no conclusion or evaluation concerning truth. The minute you do, your downfall is assured. Whenever you imagine you know something, you cease being open to the living exploration. You have closed a door and cut off the oxygen to the breathing truth. ~ mooji, @wisdomtrove
346:Marley was dead, to begin with. There is no doubt whatever about that. The register of his burial was signed by the clergyman, the clerk, the undertaker, and the chief mourner. Scrooge signed it. And Scrooge's name was good upon &
347:A friend told me the longer you keep Romano cheese, the better it gets. So, I kept it three years. And this thing turned mean. Now and then I'd open the refrigerator door and throw it some food. I'd have to walk it now and then. And then it grew this one leg. And it's got this ugly fuzz all over it. And the dogs won't run with it. ~ phyllis-diller, @wisdomtrove
348:But when the door shuts on us, all that vanishes. The shell-like covering which our souls have excreted to house themselves, to make for themselves a shape distinct from others, is broken, and there is left of all these wrinkles and roughnesses a central oyster of perceptiveness, an enormous eye. How beautiful a street is in winter! ~ virginia-woolf, @wisdomtrove
349:Empathy is virtue in action, the restraint of reactive patterns in order to stay present with another person. It embodies non-harming,since a lack of empathy is often upsetting to others, and also opens the door to hurting them unwittingly. Empathy contains an inherent generosity: you give the willingness to be moved by another person. ~ rick-hanson, @wisdomtrove
350:There's a small balcony here, the door is open and I can see the lights of the cars on the Harbor Freeway south, they never stop, that roll of lights, on and on. All those people. What are they doing? What are they thinking? We're all going to die, all of us, what a circus! That alone should make us love each other but it doesn't. ~ charles-bukowski, @wisdomtrove
351:I have decided to love. If you are seeking the highest good, I think you can find it through love. And the beautiful thing is that we are moving against wrong when we do it, because John was right, God is love. He who hates does not know God, but he who has love has the key that unlocks the door to the meaning of ultimate reality. ~ martin-luther-king, @wisdomtrove
352:When I speak of love I am not speaking of some sentimental and weak response. I am not speaking of that force which is just emotional bosh. I am speaking of that force which all of the great religions have seen as the supreme unifying principle of life. Love is somehow the key that unlocks the door which leads to ultimate reality. ~ martin-luther-king, @wisdomtrove
353:In order to do something you've never done, you've got to become someone you've never been. I think that all of us have great potential within us, but greatness is a choice; it's not our destiny. And in the pursuit of our dreams we are introduced to trials, failures and disappointments , which take us to the door of discovery and greatness. ~ les-brown, @wisdomtrove
354:Eliminating all distractions for a set time while you work is one of the most effective ways to get things done. So, lock your door, put a sign up, turn off your phone, close your email application, disconnect your internet connection, etc.  You can’t remain in hiding forever, but you can be twice as productive while you are.   ~ marc-and-angel-chernoff, @wisdomtrove
355:The pursuit of happiness is a matter of choice... it is a positive attitude we choose to express. It is not a gift delivered to our door each morning, nor does it come through the window. And it is certain that our circumstances are not the things that make us joyful. If we wait for them to get just right, we will never laugh again. ~ charles-r-swindoll, @wisdomtrove
356:My prayer for you is that you may grow in the likeness of Christ, being real carriers of God's love and that you really bring his presence, first, into your own family, then, to the next door neighbor, the street you we live in, the town we live in, the country we live, then only, in the whole world, that living example of God's presence. ~ mother-teresa, @wisdomtrove
357:And the silken sad uncertain rustling of each purple curtain Thrilled me ‚ filled me with fantastic terrors never felt before; So that now, to still the beating of my heart, I stood repeating, Tis some visitor entreating entrance at my chamber door ‚ Some late visitor entreating entrance at my chamber door; ‚ This it is, and nothing more. ~ edgar-allan-poe, @wisdomtrove
358:The sense &
359:At present we are on the outside of the world, the wrong side of the door. We discern the freshness and purity of morning, but they do not make us fresh and pure. We cannot mingle with the splendours we see. But all the leaves of the New Testament are rustling with the rumour that it will not always be so. Some day, God willing, we shall get in. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
360:Given enough time, you could convince yourself that loneliness was something better, that it was solitude, the ideal condition for reflection, even a kind of freedom. Once you were thus convinced, you were foolish to open the door and let anyone in, not all the way in. You risked the hard-won equilibrium, that tranquility that you called peace ~ dean-koontz, @wisdomtrove
361:He used often to say there was only one Road; that it was like a great river: its springs were at every doorstep, and every path was its tributary. &
362:Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary, Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore&
363:Time - when pursued like a bandit - will behave like one; always remaining one country or one room ahead of you, changing its name and hair color to elude you, slipping ou the back door of the motel just as you're banging through the lobby with your newest search warrant, leaving only a burning cigarette in the ashtray to taunt you. ~ elizabeth-gilbert, @wisdomtrove
364:And the Raven, never flitting, Still is sitting, still is sitting On the pallid bust of Pallas Just above my chamber door; And his eyes have all the seeming Of a demon's that is dreaming, And the lamplight o'er him streaming Throws his shadow on the floor, And my soul from out that shadow, That lies floating on the floor, Shall be lifted - nevermore. ~ edgar-allan-poe, @wisdomtrove
365:Somebody said you have to love what you do, but that's not necessarily true. What is true is that you have to love the opportunity. The opportunity to build life, future, health, success and fortune. Knocking on someone's door or making that extra call may not be something you love to do, but you love the opportunity of what might be behind that door or call. ~ jim-rohn, @wisdomtrove
366:I had an apartment and I had a neighbor, and whenever he would knock on my wall I knew he wanted me to turn my music down and that made me angry 'cause I like loud music... so when he knocked on the wall, I'd mess with his head. I'd say Go around I cannot open the wall I dunno if you have a door on your side but over here there's nothin'. It's just flat. ~ mitch-hedberg, @wisdomtrove
367:The world gives us PLENTY of opportunities to strengthen our patience. While this truth can definitely be challenging, this is a good thing. Patience is a key that unlocks the door to a more fulfilling life. It is through a cultivation of patience that we become better parents, powerful teachers, great businessmen, good friends, and a live a happier life. ~ steve-maraboli, @wisdomtrove
368:Mirthfulness is in the mind, and you cannot get it out. It is the blessed spirit that God has set in the mind to dust it, to enliven its dark places, and to drive asceticism, like a foul fiend, out at the back door. It is just as good, in its place, as conscience or veneration. Praying can no more be made a substitute for smiling than smiling can for praying. ~ henry-ward-beecher, @wisdomtrove
369:All the delights of sense, or heart, or intellect, with which you could once have tempted him, even the delights of virtue itself, now seem to him in comparison but as the half nauseous attractions of a raddled harlot would seem to a man who hears that his true beloved whom he has loved all his life and whom he had believed to be dead is alive and even now at his door. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
370:That which Dante saw written on the door of the inferno must be written in a different sense also at the entrance to philosophy: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here. Those who look for true philosophy must be bereft of all hope, all desire, all longing. They must not wish for anything, not know anything, must feel completely bare and impoverished. ~ friedrich-wilhelm-joseph-schelling, @wisdomtrove
371:We must relinquish our passive observation of the world outside; we can open the door to the world we want. In understanding ourselves, we come to understand the world. In allowing ourselves to heal, we become the healers of the world. In praying for peace, we become bringers of peace. Thus we actualize the power within us to remedy the psychic wounds of humanity. ~ marianne-williamson, @wisdomtrove
372:The man who comes back through the Door in the Wall will never be quite the same as the man who went out. He will be wiser but less sure, happier but less self-satisfied, humbler in acknowledging his ignorance yet better equipped to understand the relationship of words to things, of systematic reasoning to the unfathomable mystery which it tries, forever vainly, to comprehend. ~ aldous-huxley, @wisdomtrove
373:Imagine any problem you have to be a huge, locked door standing in front of you. Now see yourself taking a golden key out of your pocket. You brought the key here with you when you arrived on this planet, but you sometimes forget to use it. See yourself putting it into the keyhole, then watch the door swing open. On the key are inscribed these words, "Unconditional Love." ~ marianne-williamson, @wisdomtrove
374:Many of us knock on the door but remain outside, because knocking and entering are entirely different actions. Knocking is necessary, consisting of reading books, attending meetings, asking questions. But entrance requires much bolder action. It requires one to enter into himself, to uncover hidden motives, to see contradictions, and to realize his actual power for self-change. ~ vernon-howard, @wisdomtrove
375:Somewhere, sometime, somehow you got tangled up in garbage, and you've been avoiding God. You've allowed a veil of guilt to come between you and your Father. You wonder if you could ever feel close to God again. The message of the torn flesh is you can. God welcomes you. God is not avoiding you. God is not resisting you. The curtain is down, the door is open, and God invites you in ~ max-lucado, @wisdomtrove
376:The New Testament writers speak as if Christ's achievement in rising from the dead was the first event of its kind in the whole history of the universe. He is the &
377:I will always remember my delight when Mrs. Georgia Gilmore - an unlettered woman of unusual intelligence - told how an operator demanded that she get off the bus after paying her fare and board it again by the back door, and then drove away before she could get there. She turned to Judge Carter and said: "When they count the money, they do not know Negro money from white money. ~ martin-luther-king, @wisdomtrove
378:Reading [poetry], you know, is rather like opening the door to a horde of rebels who swarm out attacking one in twenty places at once - hit, roused, scraped, bared, swung through the air, so that life seems to flash by; then again blinded, knocked on the head - all of which are agreeable sensations for a reader (since nothing is more dismal than to open the door and get no response). ~ virginia-woolf, @wisdomtrove
379:Everyone strives to attain the Law,' answers the man, &
380:The source of love is deep in us, and we can help others realize a lot of happiness. One word can give comfort and confidence, destroy doubt, help someone avoid a mistake, reconcile a conflict, or open the door to liberation. One action can save a person’s life or help him take advantage of a rare opportunity. If love is in our heart, every thought, word, and deed can bring about a miracle. ~ thich-nhat-hanh, @wisdomtrove
381:A home isn't just a roof over our heads. A home is a place where we feel loved and where we love others. It's a place we belong. Love is what makes a home, not the contents inside the house or the number on the door. It's the people waiting for us across the threshold, the people who will take us in their arms after a ad day and kiss us good night and good morning everyday for the rest of our lives. ~ hermann-hesse, @wisdomtrove
382:And above all, you must be asking which door is the true one; not which pleases you best by its paint and panelling…the question should never be: ‘Do I like that kind of service?’ but ‘Are these doctrines true: Is holiness there? Does my conscience move me towards this? Is my reluctance to move to this door due to my pride, or my mere taste, or my personal dislike for this particular door-keeper? ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
383:When you listen to that voice, listen to it impartially. That is to say, do not judge. Do not judge or condemn what you hear, for doing so would mean that the same voice has come in again through the back door. You’ll soon realize: there is the voice, and here I am listening to it, watching it. This I am realization, this sense of your own presence, is not a thought. It arises from beyond the mind.   ~ eckhart-tolle, @wisdomtrove
384:There is no holy life. There is no war between good and evil. There is no sin and no redemption. None of these things matter to the real you. But they all matter hugely to the false you, the one who believes in the separate self. You have tried to take your separate self, with all its loneliness and anxiety and pride, to the door of enlightenment. But it will never go through, because it is a ghost.   ~ deepak-chopra, @wisdomtrove
385:61 He [Roark] was usually disliked, from the first sight of his face, anywhere he went. His face was closed like the door of a safety vault; things locked in safety vaults are valuable; men did not care to feel that. He was a cold, disquieting presence in the room; his presence had a strange quality: it made itself felt and yet it made them feel that he was not there; or perhaps that he was and they weren't. ~ ayn-rand, @wisdomtrove
386:I have known men who thought the object of conversion was to cleanse them as a garment is cleansed, and that when they are converted they were to be hung up in the Lord's wardrobe, the door of which was to be shut, so that no dust could get at them. A coat that is not used the moths eat; and a Christian who is hung up so that he shall not be tempted, the moths eat him; and they have poor food at that. ~ henry-ward-beecher, @wisdomtrove
387:He no longer dreamed of storms, nor of women, nor of great occurrences, nor of great fish, nor fights, nor contests of strength, nor of his wife. He only dreamed of places now and the lions on the beach. They played like young cats in the dusk and he loved them as he loved the boy. He never dreamed about the boy. He simply woke, looked out the open door at the moon and unrolled his trousers and put them on. ~ ernest-hemingway, @wisdomtrove
388:He opened the jar of pickles when no one else could. He was the only one in the house who wasn't afraid to go into the basement by himself. He cut himself shaving, but no one kissed it or got excited about it. It was understood when it rained, he got the car and brought it around to the door. When anyone was sick, he went out to get the prescription filled. He took lots of pictures... but he was never in them. ~ erma-bombeck, @wisdomtrove
389:Stomp stomp. Whirr. Pleased to be of service. Shut up. Thank you. Stomp stomp stomp stomp stomp. Whirr. Thank you for making a simple door very happy. Hope your diodes rot. Thank you. Have a nice day. Stomp stomp stomp stomp. Whirr. It is my pleasure to open for you... Zark off. ... and my satisfaction to close again with the knowledge of a job well done. I said zark off. Thank you for listening to this message. ~ douglas-adams, @wisdomtrove
390:When Bayazid was asked how old he was, he replied, ‘Four years.’ They said, ‘How can that be?’ He answered, ‘I have been veiled from God by the world for seventy years, but I have seen Him during the last four years. The period during which one is veiled does not belong to one’s life.’” On another occasion someone knocked at the saint’s door and cried, “Is Bayazid here?” Bayazid answered, “Is anybody here except God?” ~ aldous-huxley, @wisdomtrove
391:But the plans were on display‚¶ On display? I eventually had to go down to the cellar to find them. That’s the display department. With a flashlight. Ah, well, the lights had probably gone. So had the stairs. But look, you found the notice, didn’t you? Yes, said Arthur, yes I did. It was on display in the bottom of a locked filing cabinet stuck in a disused lavatory with a sign on the door saying‚ Beware of the Leopard. ~ douglas-adams, @wisdomtrove
392:If on the other hand he went to pay his respects to The Door and it wasn't there . . . what then? The answer, of course, was very simple. He had a whole board of circuits for dealing with exactly this problem, in fact this was the very heart of his function. He would continue to believe in it whatever the facts turned out to be, what else was the meaning of Belief? The Door would still be there, even if the Door was not. ~ douglas-adams, @wisdomtrove
393:In a clutch or a corner, I tend to make a weapon out of what is near at hand. That can be anything from a crowbar to a cat, though if I had a choice, I would prefer an angry cat, which I have found to be more effective than a crowbar. Although weaponless, I left the house by the back door, with two chocolate-pumpkin cookies. It's a tough world out there, and a man has to armor himself against it however he can. ~Odd Thomas ~ dean-koontz, @wisdomtrove
394:I received the fundamentals of my education in school, but that was not enough. My real education, the superstructure, the details, the true architecture, I got out of the public library. For an impoverished child whose family could not afford to buy books, the library was the open door to wonder and achievement, and I can never be sufficiently grateful that I had the wit to charge through that door and make the most of it. ~ isaac-asimov, @wisdomtrove
395:We read Charlotte Bronte not for exquisite observation of character - her characters are vigorous and elementary; not for comedy - hers is grim and crude; not for a philosophic view of life - hers is that of a country parson's daughter; but for her poetry. Probably that is so with all writers who have, as she has, an overpowering personality, so that, as we say in real life, they have only to open the door to make themselves felt. ~ virginia-woolf, @wisdomtrove
396:A dog will stay stupid. That's why we love them so much. The entire time we know them, they're idiots. Think of your dog. Every time you come home, he thinks it's amazing. He has no idea how you accomplish this every day. You walk in the door; the joy of this experience overwhelms him. He looks at you, He's back. It's that guy, that same guy. He can't believe it. Everything is amazing to your dog. Another can of food? I don't believe it. ~ jerry-seinfeld, @wisdomtrove
397:Everybody has noticed the way cats stop and loiter in a half-open door. Hasn't everyone said to a cat: For heavens sake why don't you come in? With opportunity half-open in front of them, there are men who have a similar tendency to remain undecided between two solutions, at the risk of being crushed by fate abruptly closing the opportunity. The overprudent, cats as they are, and because they are cats, sometimes run more danger than the bold ~ victor-hugo, @wisdomtrove
398:Where you think I’m goan?’ Well,’ Eddie said, what was behind Door Number One wasn’t so hot, and what was behind Door Number Two was even worse, so now, instead of quitting like sane people, we’re going to go right on ahead and check out Door Number Three. The way things have been going, I think it’s likely to be something like Godzilla or Ghidra the Three-Headed Monster, but I’m an optimist. I’m still hoping for the stainless steel cookware. ~ stephen-king, @wisdomtrove
399:…Forgive us, O Lord, we acknowledge ourselves as type of the common man, Of the men and women who shut the door and sit by the fire; Who fear the blessing of God, the loneliness of the night of God, the surrender required, the deprivation inflicted; Who fear the injustice of men less than the justice of God; Who fear the hand at the window, the fire in the thatch, the fist in the tavern, the push into the canal, Less than we fear the love of God. ~ t-s-eliot, @wisdomtrove
400:My Friend: Art thou abroad on this stormy night on thy journey of love, my friend? The sky groans like one in despair. I have no sleep tonight. Ever and again I open my door and look out on the darkness, my friend! I can see nothing before me. I wonder where lies thy path! By what dim shore of the ink-black river, by what far edge of the frowning forest, through what mazy depth of gloom art thou threading thy course to come to me, my friend? ~ rabindranath-tagore, @wisdomtrove
401:Boffin, insisting that Bella should make tomorrow's expedition in the chariot, she went home in great grandeur. Mrs. Wilfer and Miss Lavinia had speculated much on the probabilities and improbabilities of her coming in this gorgeous state, and, on beholding the chariot from the window at which they were secreted to look out for it, agreed that it must be detained at the door as long as possible, for the mortification and confusion of the neighbours. ~ charles-dickens, @wisdomtrove
402:With Cats, some say, one rule is true: Don’t speak till you are spoken to. Myself, I do not hold with that — I say, you should ad-dress a Cat. But always keep in mind that he Resents familiarity. I bow, and taking off my hat, Ad-dress him in this form: O Cat! But if he is the Cat next door, Whom I have often met before (He comes to see me in my flat) I greet him with an oopsa Cat! I think I've heard them call him James — But we've not got so far as names. ~ t-s-eliot, @wisdomtrove
403:Because we would not wear any clothes because it was so hot and the windows open and the swallows flying over the roofs of the houses and when it was dark afterward and you went to the window very small bats hunting over the houses and close down over the trees and we would drink capri and the door locked and it hot and only a sheet and the whole night and we would both love each other all night in the hot night in Milan. That was how it ought to be. ~ ernest-hemingway, @wisdomtrove
404:I have watched them all day and they are the same men that we are. I believe that I could walk up to the mill and knock on the door and I would be welcome except that they have orders to challenge all travelers and ask to see their papers. It is only orders that come between us. Those men are not fascists. I call them so, but they are not. They are poor men as we are. They should never be fighting against us and I do not like to think of the killing. ~ ernest-hemingway, @wisdomtrove
405:Death is not a blotting-out of existence, a final escape from life; nor is death the door to immortality. He who has fled his Self in earthly joys will not recapture It amidst the gossamer charms of an astral world. There he merely accumulates finer perceptions and more sensitive responses to the beautiful and the good, which are one. It is on the anvil of this gross earth that struggling man must hammer out the imperishable gold of spiritual identity. ~ paramahansa-yogananda, @wisdomtrove
406:I went to the Garden of Love, And saw what I never had seen: A Chapel was built in the midst, Where I used to play on the green. And the gates of this Chapel were shut, And &
407:When you are happy, so happy you have no sense of needing Him, so happy that you are tempted to feel His claims upon you as an interruption, if you remember yourself and turn to Him with gratitude and praise, you will be — or so it feels— welcomed with open arms. But go to Him when your need is desperate, when all other help is vain, and what do you find? A door slammed in your face, and a sound of bolting and double bolting on the inside. After that, silence. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
408:Come on, he droned, I’ve been ordered to take you down to the bridge. Here I am, brain the size of a planet and they ask me to take you down to the bridge. Call that job satisfaction? ‘Cos I don’t. He turned and walked back to the hated door. Er, excuse me, said Ford following after him, which government owns this ship? Marvin ignored him. You watch this door, he muttered, it’s about to open again. I can tell by the intolerable air of smugness it suddenly generates. ~ douglas-adams, @wisdomtrove
409:Night can swallow you up, yet none of it touches you. Around any corner, there's a promise of something daring and ideal and things are just getting going. There's something obscenely joyful behind every door, either that or somebody crying with their head in in their hands. A lazy rhythm looms in the dreamy air and the atmosphere pulsates with bygone duels, past-life romance, comrades requesting comrades to aid them in some way. You can't see it, but you know it's there ~ bob-dylan, @wisdomtrove
410:The biggest potential for helping us overcome shame is this: We are those people. The truth is…we are the others. Most of us are one paycheck, one divorce, one drug-addicted kid, one mental health illness, one sexual assault, one drinking binge, one night of unprotected sex, or one affair away from being those people–the ones we don’t trust, the ones we pity, the ones we don’t let our kids play with, the ones bad things happen to, the ones we don’t want living next door. ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
411:A bouquet of clumsy words: you know that place between sleep and awake where you're still dreaming but it's slowly slipping? I wish we could feel like that more often. I also wish I could click my fingers three times and be transported to anywhere I like. I wish that people didn't always say &
412:What meaning has such meditation? There is no meaning; there is no utility. But in that meditation there is a movement of great ecstasy which is not to be confounded with pleasure. It is this ecstasy which gives to the eye, to the brain and to the heart, the quality of innocency. Without seeing life as something totally new, it is a routine, a boredom, a meaningless affair. So meditation is of the greatest importance. It opens the door to the incalculable, to the measureless. ~ jiddu-krishnamurti, @wisdomtrove
413:Children, we may go to the temple, reverently circumambulate the sanctum sanctorum and put our offering in the charity box, but on our way out if we kick the beggar at the door, where is our devotion? Compassion towards the poor is our duty to God. Mother is not saying that we should give money to every beggar that sits in front of a temple, but do not despise them. Pray for them as well. When we hate others, it is our own mind that becomes impure. Equality of vision is God. ~ mata-amritanandamayi, @wisdomtrove
414:My wife, my Mary, goes to her sleep the way you would close the door of a closet. So many times I have watched her with envy. Her lovely body squirms a moment as though she fitted herself into a cocoon. She sighs once and at the end of it her eyes close and her lips, untroubled, fall into that wise and remote smile of the Ancient Greek gods. She smiles all night in her sleep, her breath purrs in her throat, not a snore, a kitten's purr... She loves to sleep and sleep welcomes her. ~ john-steinbeck, @wisdomtrove
415:When I was 15, I left school to start a magazine, and it became a success because I wouldn't take no for an answer. I remember banging on James Baldwin's door to ask for an interview when he came to England. Then I got Jean-Paul Sartre's home phone number and asked him to contribute. If I'd been 30, he might have said no, but I was a 15-year-old with passion and he was charmed. Making money was always just a side product of having a good time and creating things nobody'd seen before. ~ richard-branson, @wisdomtrove
416: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
417:Safety lies in catering to the in-group. We are not all brave. All I would ask of writers who find it hard to question the universal validity of their personal opinions and affiliations is that they consider this: Every group we belong to - by gender, sex, race, religion, age - is an in-group, surrounded by an immense out-group, living next door and all over the world, who will be alive as far into the future as humanity has a future. That out-group is called other people. It is for them that we write. ~ ursula-k-le-guin, @wisdomtrove
418:When Satan cannot get a great sin in he will let a little one in, like the thief who goes and finds shutters all coated with iron and bolted inside. At last he sees a little window in a chamber. He cannot get in, so he puts a little boy in, that he may go round and open the back door. So the devil has always his little sins to carry about with him to go and open back doors for him, and we let one in and say, &
419:When the heart is hard and parched up, come upon me with a shower of mercy. When grace is lost from life, come with a burst of song. When tumultuous work raises its din on all sides shutting me out from beyond, come to me, my lord of silence, with thy peace and rest. When my beggarly heart sits crouched, shut up in a corner, break open the door, my king, and come with the ceremony of a king. When desire blinds the mind with delusion and dust, O thou holy one, thou wakeful, come with thy light and thy thunder. ~ rabindranath-tagore, @wisdomtrove
420:But if in the pursuit of the means we should unfortunately stumble again on unfunded paper money or any similar species of fraud, we shall assuredly give a fatal stab to our national credit in its infancy. Paper money will invariably operate in the body of politics as spirit liquors on the human body. They prey on the vitals and ultimately destroy them. Paper money has had the effect in your state that it will ever have, to ruin commerce, oppress the honest, and open the door to every species of fraud and injustice. ~ george-washington, @wisdomtrove
421:Spirituality brings a class of men who lay exclusive claim to the special powers of the world. The immediate effect of this is a reaction towards materialism, which opens the door to scores of exclusive claims, until the time comes when not only all the spiritual powers of the race, but all its material powers and privileges are centred in the hands of a very few; and these few, standing on the necks of the masses of the people, want to rule them. Then society has to help itself, and materialism comes to the rescue. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
422:On one side of the &
423:The sense that in this universe we are treated as strangers, the longing to be acknowledged, to meet with some response, to bridge some chasm that yawns between us and reality, is part of our inconsolable secret. And surely, from this point of view, the promise of glory, in the sense described, becomes highly relevant to our deep desire. For glory meant good report with God, acceptance by God, response, acknowledgment, and welcome into the heart of things. The door on which we have been knocking all our lives will open at last. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
424:The hidden so-called scholars of old did not hide themselves and refuse to be seen. They did not close the door on their words and refuse to let them out. They did not shut away their wisdom and refuse to share it. But those times were all haywire. If it had been possible for them to act, they could have done great things, bringing all to Oneness without any sign of doing so. However, the times were not favorable and it was not possible, so they put down deep roots, remained still and waited. this was the Tao by which they survived. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
425:Love doesn’t hurt. Love is not the problem. – Don’t blame love if a failed relationship interfered with your other important relationships, or robbed you of your self-esteem and personal freedoms.  No, don’t blame love.  For it wasn’t love that stole from you.  It was possession.  It was obsession.  It was manipulation.  It was confusion.  Love had nothing to do with your situation.  For love doesn’t close the door against all that is good.  It opens it wide to let more goodness in.  Love creates freedom and abundance.  ~ marc-and-angel-chernoff, @wisdomtrove
426:Tzu Li went to see Tzu Lai who was dying. Leaning against the door, he said, &
427:The Buddha spoke gently, "Once a person is caught by belief in a doctrine, one loses all one's freedom. When one becomes dogmatic, that person believes his or her doctrine is the only truth and that all other doctrines are heresy.  Disputes and conflicts all arise from narrow views.  They can extend endlessly, wasting precious time and sometimes even leading to war.  Attachment to views is the greatest impediment to the spiritual path.  Bound to narrow views, one becomes so entangled that it is no longer possible to let the door of truth open. ~ thich-nhat-hanh, @wisdomtrove
428:The Inner Teachings of all great religions contain references to a Silent Place of the Soul in which the Individual Spirit communes with the Infinite Spirit of Life. Many are the references to the Inner Chamber, the door to which will be opened to him who gives the Right Knock. Many are the admonitions to “Enter into thine Inner Chamber and shut the Door.” This Inner Chamber is not the physical place which so many have considered it to be. It is the Quiet Place of the Soul— the Sanctuary of the Spirit— the state of Spiritual Consciousness. ~ william-walker-atkinson, @wisdomtrove
429:The slave labors, but with no cheer - it is not the road to respectability, it will honor him with no citizens' trust, it brings no bread to his family, no grain to his garner, no leisure in after-days, no books or papers to his children. It opens no school-house door, builds no church, rears for him no factory, lays no keel, fills no bank, earns no acres. With sweat and toil and ignorance he consumes his life, to pour the earnings into channels from which he does no drink, into hands that never honor him. But perpetually rob and often torment. ~ henry-ward-beecher, @wisdomtrove
430:How I like claret!... It fills one's mouth with a gushing freshness, then goes down to cool and feverless; then, you do not feel it quarrelling with one's liver. No; 'tis rather a peace-maker, and lies as quiet as it did in the grape. Then it is as fragrant as the Queen Bee, and the more ethereal part mounts into the brain, not assaulting the cerebral apartments, like a bully looking for his trull, and hurrying from door to door, bouncing against the wainscott, but rather walks like Aladdin about his enchanted palace, so gently that you do not feel his step. ~ john-keats, @wisdomtrove
431:If you do not feel deserving of happiness, consciously or subconsciously, or if you have accepted the idea that happiness is somehow wrong or cannot last, you will not respond appropriately when happiness comes knocking at your door in the form of romantic love. No matter how much you may have waited and cried, you will not welcome love when it arrives-you will find a way to sabotage it. What a challenge to resist this temptation! What an opportunity for true spiritual growth and transformation-to defy your negative feelings and honor the gift that life offers you! ~ nathaniel-branden, @wisdomtrove
432:You must have seen great changes since you were a young man," said Winston tentatively. The old man's pale blue eyes moved from the darts board to the bar, and from the bar to the door of the Gents ... "The beer was better," he said finally. "And cheaper! When I was a young man, mild beer - wallop we used to call it - was fourpence a pint. That was before the war, of course." "Which war was that?" said Winston. "It's all wars," said the old man vaguely. He took up his glass, and his shoulders straightened again. "&
433:I do not know why there is this difference, but I am sure that God keeps no one waiting unless He sees that it is good for him to wait. When you do enter your room, you will find that the long wait has done you some kind of good which you would not have had otherwise. But you must regard it as waiting, not as camping. You must keep on praying for light: and of course, even in the hall, you must begin trying to obey the rules which are common to the whole house. And above all you must be asking which door is the true one; not which pleases you best by its paint and paneling. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
434:Ghastly," continued Marvin, "it all is. Absolutely ghastly. Just don't even talk about it. Look at this door," he said, stepping through it. The irony circuits cut in to his voice modulator as he mimicked the style of the sales brochure. " &
435:When death comes…. I want to step through the door full of curiosity, wondering: what it’s going to be like, that cottage of darkness? And therefore I look upon everything as a brotherhood and a sisterhood, and I look upon time as no more than an idea, and I consider eternity as another possibility, and I think of each life as a flower, as common as a field daisy, and as singular, and each name a comfortable music in the mouth, tending, as all music does, toward silence, and each body as a lion of courage, and something precious to the earth. [from the poem "When Death Comes"] ~ mary-oliver, @wisdomtrove
436:It is this nothingness (in solitude) that I have to face in my solitude, a nothingness so dreadful that everything in me wants to run to my friends, my work, and my distractions so that I can forget my nothingness and make myself believe that I am worth something. The task is to persevere in my solitude, to stay in my cell until all my seductive visitors get tired of pounding on my door and leave me alone. The wisdom of the desert is that the confrontation with our own frightening nothingness forces us to surrender ourselves totally and unconditionally to the Lord Jesus Christ. ~ henri-nouwen, @wisdomtrove
437:There were now and then, though rarely, the hours that brought the welcome shock, pulled down the walls and brought me back again from my wanderings to the living heart of the world. Sadly and yet deeply moved, I set myself to recall the last of these experiences. It was at a concert of lovely old music. After two of three notes of the piano the door was opened of a sudden to the other world. I sped through heaven and saw God at work. I suffered holy pains. I dropped all my defenses and was afraid of nothing in the world. I accepted all things and to all things I gave up my heart. ~ hermann-hesse, @wisdomtrove
438:As a fond mother, when the day is o'er, Leads by the hand her little child to bed, Half willing, half reluctant to be led, And leave his broken playthings on the floor. Still gazing at them through the open door, Nor wholly reassured and comforted By promises of others in their stead Which, the more splendid, may not please him more; So Nature deals with us, and takes away Our playthings one by one, and by the hand Leads us to rest so gently, that we go Scarce knowing if we wish to go or stay, Being too full of sleep to understand How far the unknown transcends the what we know. ~ henry-wadsworth-longfellow, @wisdomtrove
439:I profess not to know how women's hearts are wooed and won. To me they have always been matters of riddle and admiration. Some seem to have but one vulnerable point, or door of access; while others have a thousand avenues, and may be captured in a thousand different ways. It is a great triumph of skill to gain the former, but a still greater proof of generalship to maintain possession of the latter, for man must battle for his fortress at every door and window. He who wins a thousand common hearts is therefore entitled to some renown; but he who keeps undisputed sway over the heart of a coquette is indeed a hero. ~ washington-irving, @wisdomtrove
440:Q: How can I set right a tangle which is entirely below the level of my consciousness?  M: By being with yourself, the &
441:I began to like New York, the racy, adventurous feel of it at night and the satisfaction that the constant flicker of men and women and machines gives to the restless eye. I like to walk up Fifth Avenue and pick out romantic women from the crowd and imagine that in a few minutes I was going to enter their lives, and no one would ever know or disapprove. Sometimes, in my mind, I followed them to their apartments on the corners of hidden streets, and they turned and smiled back at me before they faded through a door into warm darkness. At the enchanted metropolitan twilight I felt a haunting loneliness sometimes, and felt it in others—poor young clerks who loitered in front of windows waiting until it was time for a solitary restaurant dinner—young clerks in the dusk, wasting the most poignant moments of night and life. ~ f-scott-fitzgerald, @wisdomtrove

*** NEWFULLDB 2.4M ***

1:Shut the front door! ~ Jaci Burton,
2:stopped by the door ~ John Sandford,
3:Katie bar the door. ~ William Kennedy,
4:My door creaked open. ~ Bella Forrest,
5:Shut the door, Wales. ~ Beau Brummell,
6:The door dilated. ~ Robert A Heinlein,
7:And out the door she flew ~ Don Freeman,
8:Shut. The. Front. Door! ~ Rachel Hollis,
9:The door snicked shut. ~ Madeline Miller,
10:Blake opened my door before I ~ C L Stone,
11:I’d found the door to Narnia. ~ C L Stone,
12:in the mornin' po-lice at my door ~ Ice T,
13:Manannan’s door-cum-portal ~ Kevin Hearne,
14:door, covered in flour. “And ~ Tarah Scott,
15:his nose in the door and ~ Mercedes Lackey,
16:Like a revolving door to hell. ~ L J Smith,
17:The door swung wide, ~ Catherine Ryan Hyde,
18:zooming out the door. Two ~ Megan McDonald,
19:Effie rapping on my door. ~ Suzanne Collins,
20:Every wall is a door. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
21:The future is a door. ~ Chuck Wendig,
22:A bathrobe answered the door. ~ Markus Zusak,
23:door in my face if you’re not ~ Jodi Picoult,
24:Empathy is the door to wisdom. ~ Suzy Kassem,
25:he opened the door he stopped, ~ Tina Seskis,
26:I came in the door, I said it before ~ Rakim,
27:in the mirror on my locker door. ~ Anonymous,
28:The hotel door then opened, and Kian ~ Tijan,
29:The past is a closed door. ~ Margaret Atwood,
30:We knock on the door and wait ~ Lisa Wingate,
31:Why are you knocking at every door ? ~ Rumi,
32:If your immature, I'm out the door. ~ Lil Kim,
33:It is hard going to the door ~ Robert Creeley,
34:Love is the door to eternity. ~ Thomas Merton,
35:swung the door shut behind him. ~ David Weber,
36:I opened the door. Nonononono. ~ Gillian Flynn,
37:there is the door,use it.... ~ Judith McNaught,
38:They Open A Door And Enter A World ~ C S Lewis,
39:Don't bring negative to my door. ~ Maya Angelou,
40:door, she kept her eyes closed, ~ Josephine Cox,
41:Leave your broom at the door... ~ Dawn Chartier,
42:To a rat, a small hole is like a door. ~ Helena,
43:answer the door, so he started to ~ Trevor Scott,
44:Beyond this Door, Heaven waits. ~ Laura Whitcomb,
45:Every door is a study in leaving. ~ Susan Meyers,
46:Reality is a sliding door. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
47:shut the door behind u........... ~ Ashfaq Ahmed,
48:Stand guard at the door of your mind. ~ Jim Rohn,
49:the door and announced the names ~ Glenn Langohr,
50:May as well leave the door open. ~ Aprilynne Pike,
51:The hearse is at the door, sir. ~ Agatha Christie,
52:What... is the wind in that door? ~ Thomas Malory,
53:When the new knocks on your door, open it! ~ Osho,
54:All I know is a door into the dark ~ Seamus Heaney,
55:A lock is only as good as the door. ~ Joanne Fluke,
56:ordinary is the door for extraordinary. ~ Rajneesh,
57:Slicker than snot on a door handle. ~ Kim Harrison,
58:The inner emptiness is the door to God. ~ Rajneesh,
59:They did not see a secret door. “Let’s ~ L R W Lee,
60:door, and locking it behind them. ~ Charlotte Bront,
61:every question is a door-handle. ~ George MacDonald,
62:One door closes and another one opens. ~ Boy George,
63:Tell that one to the barn door, laddie; ~ Anonymous,
64:A library is the door to many lives. ~ Sharon Creech,
65:I almost took the door off the car ~ Stephenie Meyer,
66:I wouldn't miss the opening of a door. ~ Nan Kempner,
67:now–" The door suddenly was opened!  ~ Louis L Amour,
68:Scent is the key to the door of memory. ~ Meg Elison,
69:To he who knocks, the door will open. ~ Paulo Coelho,
70:as he reached the door. Out in front of ~ Vince Flynn,
71:Knock, and the door will be opened to you ~ Anonymous,
72:Light-leaved acacias, by the door, ~ George MacDonald,
73:Reopening an Employment Door to the Young ~ Anonymous,
74:The door has always remained open - just look! ~ Osho,
75:To one who knocks, the door will open. ~ Paulo Coelho,
76:When the mischief is done the door is shut. ~ Juvenal,
77:You had better not open that door. ~ George MacDonald,
78:He knockin' on the door, let the devil in. ~ Rick Ross,
79:I feel like I'm knockin' on heaven's door. ~ Bob Dylan,
80:Obedience is the key to every door. ~ George MacDonald,
81:Once you open that door, you can’t shut it ~ Ker Dukey,
82:the door. Far down the street he could ~ Louis L Amour,
83:The door here is high, and the gate is wide. ~ Jo Nesb,
84:absolutely did not. “Door stays open,” she ~ Nancy Star,
85:A minute later the rear door opened and ~ Richard Price,
86:Beauty is the door to another world. ~ Wojciech Kurtyka,
87:Obedience is the key that opens every door. ~ C S Lewis,
88:What are Fred and I? Next door neighbors? ~ J K Rowling,
89:When God shuts a door, He opens a window. ~ John Ruskin,
90:His smile was like a door shut on a gale, ~ Cara McKenna,
91:Humility opens the door of opportunity. ~ Lysa TerKeurst,
92:If the enemy opens the door, you must race in. ~ Sun Tzu,
93:If there's no door, then I'll make one! ~ Hiromu Arakawa,
94:interruption or a keep-behind-a-closed-door ~ Nancy Star,
95:Old Marley was as dead as a door-nail. ~ Charles Dickens,
96:The cell door slammed behind Rubishov. ~ Arthur Koestler,
97:The door to happiness opens outward. ~ Soren Kierkegaard,
98:The door to the invisible must be visible. ~ Rene Daumal,
99:The way out is through the door you came in. ~ R D Laing,
100:to the door. Blankets, supplies, hardtack. ~ Jodi Thomas,
101:Behind each door we shake is a reality. ~ Akiane Kramarik,
102:I nudged Dad towards the door. “Let’s go. ~ Melanie Marks,
103:I wouldn't touch Chimbonda with a barn door ~ Alan Brazil,
104:When life closes a door, God opens a window. ~ Paul Smith,
105:When one doors closes, another door opens. ~ Helen Keller,
106:Where one door shuts another opens. ~ Miguel de Cervantes,
107:And who doesn't long for the door in the air. ~ Leif Enger,
108:gaol of her closed bedroom door. ‘I was only ~ Kate Morton,
109:He who opens a school door, closes a prison. ~ Victor Hugo,
110:If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door. ~ Milton Berle,
111:I won't say I've closed the door on acting. ~ Glen Hansard,
112:Leaves around the door are penciled losses. ~ John Ashbery,
113:She unlocked the door and stepped inside. ~ Kristin Hannah,
114:The sun will shine in my back door one day. ~ Jerry Garcia,
115:When one door is shut, another opens ~ Miguel De Cervantes,
116:You want the girl next door? Go next door! ~ Marisha Pessl,
117:I don't want the IRS banging down my door. ~ Jessica Cutler,
118:My momma used to kick in the door like SWAT! ~ Aries Spears,
119:Sometimes you just need to go through a door ~ Ransom Riggs,
120:The sun will shine in my back door one day.. ~ Jerry Garcia,
121:What are these voices outside love's open door ~ Don Henley,
122:A good door needs no lock, still it can't be opened. ~ Laozi,
123:All we're ever looking for is another open door. ~ Kate Bush,
124:Although I didn’t hear the door swing ~ Rita Williams Garcia,
125:A Sibyl is a door shaped like a girl. ~ Catherynne M Valente,
126:Barb hung a wreath on the door and locked it. ~ John Grisham,
127:He turned slowly like a fridge door opening. ~ Douglas Adams,
128:If the enemy leaves a door open, you must rush in. ~ Sun Tzu,
129:Oh my god will you shut the front door already! ~ Alex Riley,
130:Sometimes you just need to go through a door. ~ Ransom Riggs,
131:So when the world knocks at your front door, ~ Anis Mojgani,
132:upon opening the door. Half of the small ~ Lauraine Snelling,
133:Why is a door-knob deader than anything else? ~ D H Lawrence,
134:A voice flat enough to fit under a door crack. ~ Harlan Coben,
135:Be calm. God awaits you at the door. ~ Gabriel Garc a M rquez,
136:Be calm. God awaits you at the door. ~ Gabriel Garcia Marquez,
137:Death is only passing through God's other door. ~ Edgar Cayce,
138:Global Warming Is Socialism By The Back Door. ~ George F Will,
139:God listens through the atomic door of love. ~ Santosh Kalwar,
140:I can't answer the door with Sharpie on my face! ~ John Green,
141:Mama," Peter cried. She didn't look up. The door shut. ~ Brom,
142:Opportunity’s a door waiting to be kicked in. ~ Morgan Blayde,
143:She set him aside and moved through the door. ~ Tara Westover,
144:Teachers open the door ... you enter by yourself. ~ Confucius,
145:Teachers open the door. You enter yourself. ~ Chinese proverb,
146:The hardest part is walking from the car to door ~ Kim Chance,
147:*Throwing bread out of door* AND STAY OUT! ~ Russell T Davies,
148:You are a door, not the one who walks through. ~ Yuri Herrera,
149:as she waited to walk through their door, ~ Randy Susan Meyers,
150:Death is the opening-and the closing-of a Door. ~ Ethel M Dell,
151:I closed the door behind me, while life went on. ~ Jim Butcher,
152:It is vain for the sober man to knock at poesy's door. ~ Plato,
153:Rattle a lawyer's door and you get more lawyers. ~ C J Cherryh,
154:Stay close by the door, if you desire all beauty ~ Rabia Basri,
155:There's a great universe just next door. ~ Robert Anton Wilson,
156:Vinnie slammed his door shut, and Lula stuck ~ Janet Evanovich,
157:When Life knocks at the door no one can wait, ~ John Masefield,
158:Without stepping out the door, you can know the world. ~ Laozi,
159:You'd better leave your chromosomes at the door. ~ John Irving,
160:A door is not a door when it is ajar.” There ~ Adam Jay Epstein,
161:Don't ever slam a door, you might want to go back. ~ Don Herold,
162:Fortune knocks at every man's door once in a life. ~ Mark Twain,
163:Fortune rarely accompanies anyone to the door. ~ Torquato Tasso,
164:[From below comes the noise of a door slamming.] ~ Henrik Ibsen,
165:Gratitude is the open door to abundance. ~ Harbhajan Singh Yogi,
166:I'm the lady next door when I'm not on stage. ~ Aretha Franklin,
167:It's a dangerous business, going out your door. ~ J R R Tolkien,
168:The judge waved him off, and closed the door. ~ Smith Henderson,
169:The mind must be an open door to empty space. ~ Jennifer Sodini,
170:through another smaller door into a sort of veranda ~ Anonymous,
171:When I walk in your door I want to be thrilled ~ Jerry Spinelli,
172:When one door of hapiness closes, another opens. ~ Helen Keller,
173:Why do you stay in prison when the door is so wide open? ~ Rumi,
174:You can knock on a deaf man's door forever. ~ Nikos Kazantzakis,
175:And the moral for Dinosaurs is: Lock the Back Door! ~ Mo Willems,
176:A very little key will open a very heavy door. ~ Charles Dickens,
177:I feel like men don't hold the door open as much. ~ Karen Gillan,
178:Leave your front door and your back door open. ~ Shunryu Suzuki,
179:The door opened and Bruce popped his head round. ~ Rachel Abbott,
180:There's nothing like throwing up out a bus door, ~ Izzy Stradlin,
181:When one door closes, another one opens. ~ Alexander Graham Bell,
182:Why do you stay in prison, when the door is so wide open? ~ Rumi,
183:Yes I think I'm okay, walked into the door again. ~ Suzanne Vega,
184:You can knock on a deaf man's door forever. ~ Nikos Kazantzakis,
185:You know, violence, I think, knocks on everyone's door. ~ Juanes,
186:A woman's pity often opens the door to love. ~ Henry Ward Beecher,
187:Books to read. Bitches to push out of the door. ~ Barbara Elsborg,
188:Cialis.” She closed the door of Sean’s room with ~ David Baldacci,
189:Depression opens the door to beauty of some kind. ~ James Hillman,
190:door and said, “Let’s get that thing open, and then ~ Vince Flynn,
191:I'm the comedic girl next door and a lot of fun. ~ Jenny McCarthy,
192:it doesn’t take a thousand men to open a door, ~ Ursula K Le Guin,
193:It is as if my self is hiding behind an iron door. ~ Alice Walker,
194:Leave the big door open, everyone'll come around. ~ Dave Matthews,
195:Love flies out the door when money comes innuendo. ~ Groucho Marx,
196:The door made the usual, terrifying sound of a door. ~ Jean Genet,
197:They'll try to close the door on you... Just open it. ~ DJ Khaled,
198:What door is opened into soul through our wounds. ~ James Hillman,
199:When Satan knocks, I just send Christ to the door. ~ Billy Graham,
200:A bathrobe answered the door. Inside it, a woman... ~ Markus Zusak,
201:bob-nodded toward the open module door. “After you. ~ Iain M Banks,
202:Every door is a door opening to another door! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
203:For your enemies, keep the door open forever! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
204:I like an ending that's both a door and a window. ~ Stanley Kunitz,
205:It is your business when the wall next door catches fire. ~ Horace,
206:Just be honest with yourself. That opens the door. ~ Vernon Howard,
207:Life is a journey. Time is a river. The door is ajar ~ Jim Butcher,
208:Mathematics is the key and door to the sciences. ~ Galileo Galilei,
209:Remember, the entrance door to the sanctuary is inside you. ~ Rumi,
210:sound immediately stopped. As Lee closed the door ~ David Baldacci,
211:The back door of every tomb opens on a hilltop. ~ George MacDonald,
212:The key that opens the door to the faith is prayer. ~ Pope Francis,
213:They never opened the door which leads to the soul. ~ Henry Miller,
214:We are all living in cages with the door wide open. ~ George Lucas,
215:We cannot innovate without opening the door to havoc. ~ Tom Peters,
216:Why do you stay in prison
when the door is so wide open? ~ Rumi,
217:A cell is just a room if you don't lock the door. ~ Haruki Murakami,
218:Close the language-door and open the love-window. ~ Jalaluddin Rumi,
219:Do you think there could be a universe next door? ~ Jaclyn Moriarty,
220:father knocked on her door. “Kitten? May I come ~ Caroline B Cooney,
221:He just went ahead to hold the door for me is all. ~ Julie Cantrell,
222:I could do worse than live by toilet door wisdom. ~ Caitriona Lally,
223:It's no use locking the door after the steed is stolen. ~ H G Wells,
224:I walked up the stairs and hesitated at the open door. ~ Susan Hill,
225:Mediocrity has a way of keeping demons from the door. ~ Marie Arana,
226:Once more, the door has been locked. My heart is locked. ~ Ella Col,
227:The door to nature is a door to very yourself! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
228:Toughest job I ever had: selling doors, door to door. ~ Bill Bailey,
229:A door loses its meaning if you don’t ever go through it. ~ Paul Pen,
230:Digital lights in the center of the round door began ~ Bill O Reilly,
231:Every book was a door; every page a new place to hide. ~ Drew Magary,
232:forgiveness in God’s time is the only door to healing. ~ Bill Hybels,
233:I didn’t know what life was until death came to my door. ~ B N Toler,
234:If you over-plan, you close the door on possibilities. ~ Patti Smith,
235:If you want to see the girl next door, go next door. ~ Joan Crawford,
236:I need ten thousand angels to walk me out the door. ~ Mindy McCready,
237:I OPENED THE front door to Morelli’s house and Bob ~ Janet Evanovich,
238:It's a beautiful word. If is a key to any locked door. ~ Deb Caletti,
239:I was smart enough to go through any door that opened. ~ Joan Rivers,
240:Keelin said as she eased the door open, careful to ~ Tricia O Malley,
241:Kleur heb je nooit zelf, kleur krijg je door anderen. ~ Arthur Japin,
242:Life is a journey. Time is a river. The door is a jar. ~ Jim Butcher,
243:Peter, High King of Narnia," said Aslan. "Shut the Door. ~ C S Lewis,
244:Shock is still fun. I won't ever shut the door on it. ~ Nicolas Cage,
245:Survival is like a stone wall, and kindness is a door. ~ Karen White,
246:The door handle is the handshake of the building. ~ Juhani Pallasmaa,
247:The door to nature is a door to your very self! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
248:The door to this era's potential paradises is hell. ~ Rebecca Solnit,
249:The younger generation will come knocking at my door. ~ Henrik Ibsen,
250:This opens the door on another chapter of history. ~ Walter Cronkite,
251:With every door that closes a new one opens. ~ Alexander Graham Bell,
252:You can't have a back door that's only for the good guys. ~ Tim Cook,
253:You can't knock on opportunity's door and not be ready. ~ Bruno Mars,
254:A peremptory knock on the front door made me jump. ~ Charlaine Harris,
255:Because adventure starts the moment I leave my door. ~ Gloria Steinem,
256:door, the hollow sound echoing down the quiet street. ~ Heather Blake,
257:Looser!” Zach called after him as he huffed out the door. ~ L R W Lee,
258:shangzuo, the seat of honor facing the door? Who would ~ Nicole Mones,
259:Sorry I painted the word 'twat' on your garage door. ~ David Shrigley,
i whispered
as you
shut the door behind you ~ Rupi Kaur,
261:The door slid open, and Clarke knew it was time to die. ~ Kass Morgan,
262:There is no key to happiness; the door is always open ~ Mother Teresa,
263:There's a restless feeling knocking on my door today. ~ Alison Krauss,
264:The worst enemies are the ones that live next door, ~ Joe Abercrombie,
265:Through the silence, Carol glanced back at the door ~ Jonathan Sturak,
266:views of the city. The paralegal tapped on the door of ~ John Grisham,
267:...waking through the front door of my own love story. ~ Jandy Nelson,
268:A door is what a dog is perpetually on the wrong side of. ~ Ogden Nash,
269:But if you close the door… the night could last forever… ~ Donna Tartt,
270:Don't let the door hitcha where the good Lord splitcha. ~ Stephen King,
271:God promises to make the vale of trouble a door of hope ~ Jill Briscoe,
272:I am going out one door, and shall go through another. ~ Baal Shem Tov,
273:Keys ain’t her style, he says. She kicked the door down. ~ Moira Young,
274:Little brats yellin 'Trick or Treat' all through my screen door, ~ Kam,
275:Marianne opens the door when Connell rings his the bell ~ Sally Rooney,
276:out the door and this would be done—all we got, over. ~ Kristen Ashley,
277:The Nobel Peace Prize opened up a door in my heart. ~ Aung San Suu Kyi,
278:There was a knock on the door and Matt’s voice outside. ~ Celina Grace,
279:What, nephew, said the king, is the wind in that door? ~ Thomas Malory,
280:When God closes one door, He slams another in your face ~ Marian Keyes,
281:When one door is closed, don't you know, another is open. ~ Bob Marley,
282:Write with the door closed, rewrite with the door open. ~ Stephen King,
283:You know what they say about boys next door... ~ Jennifer L Armentrout,
284:Charity begins at home, and justice begins next door. ~ Charles Dickens,
285:entered Sabre’s office building through the back door. ~ Teresa Burrell,
286:How to be a bouncer: be an asshole; stand near a door. ~ Demetri Martin,
287:I will never close the door that has not been opened. ~ Stephon Marbury,
288:Someone is always at the door,
no one is ever there. ~ Susan Stewart,
289:The door refused to open. It said, "Five cents, please. ~ Philip K Dick,
290:the good life doesn’t knock on the door. Joy is a job. ~ Lionel Shriver,
291:You can never tell from the door what’s behind a door. ~ Richard Castle,
292:at the Door VIII. A Hand at Cards IX. The Game Made X. ~ Charles Dickens,
293:door behind me. He’s lounging in his chair, his personal ~ Clarissa Wild,
294:God secludes Himself; but the thinker listens at the door. ~ Victor Hugo,
295:In movies, everyone is always surprised the door is unlocked. ~ Jac Jemc,
296:No-thinking is the door. No-word is the gate. No-mind is the way. ~ Osho,
297:Not knowing when the dawn will come I open every door. ~ Emily Dickinson,
298:OPPORTUNITY is not "knocking." It is pounding on your door. ~ Tom Peters,
299:the hallway to the front door where the keys to the cruiser ~ Wiley Cash,
300:Triumph VII. A Knock at the Door VIII. A Hand at Cards ~ Charles Dickens,
301:When a maniac is at the door, feuding brothers reconcile. ~ Peter Kreeft,
302:When doubt comes knocking on your door, answer with faith. ~ Joyce Meyer,
303:When the bus driver gets off the bus, who shuts the door? ~ Bill Engvall,
304:Door-to-door contacting ~ The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints,
305:God enters by a private door into every individual. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
306:He never gave up his search for the Door into Summer. ~ Robert A Heinlein,
307:I believe that behind every closed door there is an open space. ~ Ping Fu,
308:It's no use closing the barn door after the horse is gone. ~ John Heywood,
309:Marie-Laure taps on her door, waits a hundred heartbeats. ~ Anthony Doerr,
310:Not knowing when the dawn will come, I open every door. ~ Emily Dickinson,
311:Shut the door behind you, Potter.” Harry did as he was told ~ J K Rowling,
312:Too many!' James shouted, and slammed the door behind him. ~ Susan Cooper,
313:Was there, after all, ever any green door in the wall at all? ~ H G Wells,
314:When a door closes you have two choices: give up, or keep going ~ Rihanna,
315:When she closed the door, she took the happiness with her. ~ Nalini Singh,
316:Will opens the door to success, both brilliant and happy. ~ Louis Pasteur,
317:Als je zelf leeg bent, kun je je door alles laten vullen. ~ Peter Verhelst,
318:But trouble is just what walks in the door one scorching ~ Magda Alexander,
319:Choosing not to read is like closing an open door to paradise ~ Mark Twain,
320:Each time a door closes, the rest of the world opens up. ~ Parker J Palmer,
321:Fear knocked at the door. Love answered and no one was there. ~ Wayne Dyer,
322:He asked the question, but slammed the door on any answers. ~ Laini Taylor,
323:How softly summer shuts, without the creaking of a door. ~ Emily Dickinson,
324:If all the world's a stage, I want to operate the trap door. ~ Paul Beatty,
325:I recognized that the kiss was a door I had walked through. ~ Gayle Forman,
326:I rushed through the door.
You had bitten a way for me. ~ Hannah Weiner,
327:It's always a thrill to walk through a Broadway stage door. ~ Kelly Bishop,
328:Ky smiled. “Then we bring the hounds of Hades to their door. ~ Tillie Cole,
329:Maybe you’ll show up at my back door with your nuts again. ~ Alice Clayton,
330:The door opened, and Ren emerged, and my heart did a thing. ~ Steven Brust,
331:Then cherish pity, lest you drive an angel from your door. ~ William Blake,
332:Tis some visiter entreating entrance at my chamber door  ~ Edgar Allan Poe,
333:We will not regret the past nor wish to shut the door on it ~ Stephen King,
334:What does myself now say to me?
"Open the door of Mystery. ~ May Sarton,
335:When fear knocks at the door, send faith to answer! ~ Suzanne Woods Fisher,
336:Where the Lord closes a door, somewhere He opens a window. ~ Julie Andrews,
337:With confidence, he open the door of life presented to him. ~ Paulo Coelho,
338:You put another lock on the door and call it democracy. ~ Ursula K Le Guin,
339:covenant. And We said to them: Enter the door making obeisance. ~ Anonymous,
340:I always lock the door when I creep by daylight. ~ Charlotte Perkins Gilman,
341:I tapped on the door, with all the power of a farting flea. ~ Gavin Extence,
342:Not knowing when the dawn will come
I open every door. ~ Emily Dickinson,
343:Our headstrong passions shut the door of our souls against God. ~ Confucius,
344:The blessing always comes back to the door of the author. ~ Abraham Lincoln,
345:The good life doesn't knock on the door.
Joy is a job. ~ Lionel Shriver,
346:The most sacred thing is to be able to shut your own door. ~ G K Chesterton,
347:They also collected fingers from the broken door and furniture. ~ Anonymous,
348:This is how you answer a door in my neighborhood. WHO IS IT? ~ Eddie Murphy,
349:A door in my heart cracked open an inch, and hope walked in. ~ Jenny B Jones,
350:Do not suppose opportunity will knock twice at your door. ~ Nicolas Chamfort,
351:every closet door a potential lid to a lethal jack-in-the-box. ~ Dean Koontz,
352:Every door is another passage, another boundary we have to go beyond. ~ Rumi,
353:Fools rush in through the door; for folly is always bold. ~ Baltasar Gracian,
354:Hate your next-door neighbor, but don't forget to say grace. ~ Barry McGuire,
355:How does light enter a person? Through the open door of love. ~ Paulo Coelho,
356:If opportunity knocks, throw open the door and drag it in. ~ Sally MacKenzie,
357:I got into acting to get my foot in the door for film-making. ~ Logan Lerman,
358:I shall do down in history as the man who opened a door! ~ Leonardo da Vinci,
359:Leave my loneliness unbroken!—quit the bust above my door! ~ Edgar Allan Poe,
360:Never leave the door open at this hour, or evil may come to you. ~ W B Yeats,
361:Rain could show up at your door and teach you how to dance. ~ Cynthia Rylant,
362:The knock at the door tells the character of the visitor! ~ T K V Desikachar,
363:True understanding often opens the door to forgiveness. ~ Richard Paul Evans,
364:When I opened the door, there was the Ouran Koukou Host Club. ~ Bisco Hatori,
365:When one door closes, fortune will usually open another. ~ Fernando de Rojas,
366:When one door is closed, don't you know that many more are open ~ Bob Marley,
367:Why do you stay in prison when the door is so wide open? —Rumi ~ Lisa Genova,
368:Apathy is the door to ignorance. Empathy is the door to wisdom. ~ Suzy Kassem,
369:Bars over the door, but not the window, and the roof looked ~ Lisa Scottoline,
370:Don't let the door hit you where the good Lord split you. ~ Mikhail Prokhorov,
371:Get the girl next door. Once we’re gone, you and Barlow drag the ~ Tom Barber,
372:I am locked into the mirror and there is no door out. ~ Laurie Halse Anderson,
373:Ideologies, like dogs, remain just outside the hermits door. ~ Sylvain Tesson,
374:Listen; there's a hell of a good universe next door: let's go. ~ E E Cummings,
375:Listen; there's a hell of a good universe next door: let's go. ~ e e cummings,
376:Maar zij werd verteerd door verlangen, door woede en wrok. ~ Gustave Flaubert,
377:Outside the door were the clear sounds of marching footsteps. ~ Douglas Adams,
378:Shay Given is champing on the door to be involved this weekend ~ Alex McLeish,
379:The best place to find a new mine is next door to an old mine. ~ Tom Zoellner,
380:There's a guy chasing me!" I called as I headed out the door. ~ Richelle Mead,
381:the same grey-green door he had worked behind for over a decade ~ Lee Isserow,
382:To Truth's house there is a single door, which is experience. ~ Bayard Taylor,
383:What is a first line, but a door flung open by an unseen hand ~ Conn Iggulden,
384:When life looks like easy street there is danger at your door ~ Robert Hunter,
385:When the wolf is at your door, it's best to have a big gun. ~ Richard Greener,
386:You were her way here, and it's a dangerous thing to be a door. ~ Neil Gaiman,
387:(about cinema) It's like opening a door and go into a new world. ~ David Lynch,
388:All things are possible, except skiing through a revolving door. ~ Woody Allen,
389:A man went to knock on the king's door and said, Give me a boat ~ Jos Saramago,
390:Best that all mischief be undertaken behind a squeaky door ~ Benny Bellamacina,
391:Close a door, and you'd still feel a breeze through the window. ~ Jodi Picoult,
392:Door’s locked,” he said. “And we have unfinished business. ~ Becca Fitzpatrick,
393:Expectation closes the door to what is happening in the moment. ~ Robert Fripp,
394:If you think nothing is impossible, try slamming a revolving door. ~ Anonymous,
395:I saw him making love to you, you forgot to close the garage door. ~ Bob Dylan,
396:I slip my boots on not bothering to tie them and open the door. ~ Ryan Michele,
397:I've enjoyed much success. The IRS is always at my door, constantly. ~ KRS One,
398:Let’s go home, Scout. It’s been a long day. Open the door for me. ~ Harper Lee,
399:People who live in glasshouses might as well answer the door ~ Morey Amsterdam,
the entrance door
to the sanctuary
is inside you. ~ Rumi,
401:Sometimes the presence of a camera is like opening a door. ~ Michael Glawogger,
402:The stormy night turned the window of Lucy's room into a door; ~ Helen Oyeyemi,
403:To enter your true self,
check your ego at the door. ~ Khang Kijarro Nguyen,
404:Twinkle twinkle little whore, close your legs they're not a door. ~ Jay McLean,
405:What is a first line, but a door flung open by an unseen hand? ~ Conn Iggulden,
406:When he stepped in the door the first time my vagina exploded. ~ Jennifer Foor,
407:Without going out of my door I can know all things on Earth. ~ George Harrison,
408:You are never to let anybody slam the door in your face again. ~ Frank McCourt,
409:A bullet kissed a hole in the door-frame close to my noodle. ~ Dashiell Hammett,
410:Any man who knocks on the door of a brothel is looking for God. ~ Graham Greene,
411:As soon as anger knocks at one’s door, wisdom prepares to leave. ~ Pawan Mishra,
412:Certain ones will find the hidden door leading to success. ~ Vanessa Richardson,
413:Every thief wants a well-locked door for himself, as they say. ~ Daniel Arenson,
414:Fortune leaves always some door open to come at a remedy. ~ Miguel de Cervantes,
415:front. Then the leader swung the truck’s right rear door shut. Last ~ Lee Child,
416:He stopped loving her today, they placed a wreath upon his door. ~ George Jones,
417:I’ll let you into my heart
but wipe your feet at the door. ~ Atticus Poetry,
418:I’m a straightforward person. I’m going to knock on the door. ~ Cassandra Clare,
419:listen: there’s a hell
of a good universe next door; let’s go ~ E E Cummings,
420:opened her door. Jess pushed her sunglasses up her nose. “You have ~ Debra Webb,
421:The days of foot-in-the-door harassment and snatched photos are gone. ~ Rebecca,
422:When grandparents enter the door, discipline flies out the window. ~ Ogden Nash,
423:But if you couldn’t open a door, you just had to make a new one. ~ Leigh Bardugo,
424:Failure knocks the door of the unprepared minds very often. ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
425:Fame gets you in the door but it doesn't keep you in the room. ~ Madonna Ciccone,
426:Footsteps approaching the door or only the heartbeat in his ears? ~ Stephen King,
427:Happiness to a dog is what lies on the other side of the door. ~ Charlton Ogburn,
428:If I knocked and waited at every door, who knows what I might miss? ~ C J Sansom,
429:It ain't always rocket science, sometimes a door is just a door. ~ James Rollins,
430:She turned from him, the shape of her shoulders a shutting door. ~ Amanda Downum,
431:So you were listening at the door?'
'Yes, because I love you. ~ Gaston Leroux,
432:Teachers open the door. You enter by yourself —Chinese proverb ~ Colleen Collins,
433:Ten men waiting for me at the door? Send one of them home, I'm tired. ~ Mae West,
434:"That's done it!" said Sam. "Now I've rung the front-door bell!" ~ J R R Tolkien,
435:the door, locked it, and went around to the left side. She looked ~ John Grisham,
436:the only door into her bedroom led through the church. ~ Frances Parkinson Keyes,
437:There's a law in life: whenever a door closes, a new one will open. ~ Andre Gide,
438:We often get in quicker by the back door than by the front. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte,
439:Whenever the doorbell rings, have somebody else answer the door. ~ Kurt Vonnegut,
440:Alice opened the door and found that it led into a small passage, ~ Lewis Carroll,
441:answer when she knocked at length at the door of the workroom, ~ George MacDonald,
442:A sanctuary is a place where the door only locks from the inside ~ Kai Cheng Thom,
443:Closure isn't closure until someone's ready to close the door. ~ Jonathan Maberry,
444:Drive nature out of the door and it will fly in at the window ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
445:follow the wall far enough and there will be a door in it. ~ Marguerite de Angeli,
446:Go to hell.” He works his jaw. Walks to the door. “I’m working on it. ~ Anonymous,
447:happened,” said Pam. She pointed at the big house next door with ~ Liane Moriarty,
448:Happiness often sneaks through a door you didn’t know you left open. ~ K Langston,
449:He didn't slam the door, didn't rage, didn't weep, he simply left. ~ Melissa Marr,
450:Here I opened wide the door;— Darkness there, and nothing more. ~ Edgar Allan Poe,
451:Hey! Leave the door open will ya? The flies haven't been out all day. ~ Redd Foxx,
452:If you shut your door to all errors truth will be shut out. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
453:Imagination blocks you like a bolt on a door. Burn that bar. (Rumi) ~ Idries Shah,
454:I'm a sort of boy next door. If that boy has a good scriptwriter. ~ Michael Caine,
455:lobby door was locked, and when I buzzed apartment 12C, it was ~ Michael Connelly,
456:Once a door is open, you have to live with what’s on the other side. ~ Mira Grant,
457:Once you had a good excuse, you opened the door to bad excuses. ~ Terry Pratchett,
458:Serious development of the personality begins at the closet door. ~ William James,
459:Shifting in the hospital bed had blown her closet door wide open. ~ Ilona Andrews,
460:sluice gate. Then they opened the door and opened the hatch ~ James D Hornfischer,
461:Some people stay away from the door for the chance of it opening up. ~ Billy Joel,
462:The door is locked then, my friend?" said Mr. Lorry, surprised. ~ Charles Dickens,
463:The hardest step for a runner to take is the first one out the door. ~ Ron Clarke,
464:The very foundation of science is to keep the door open to doubt. ~ Carlo Rovelli,
465:Why struggle to open a door between us when the whole wall is an illusion? ~ Rumi,
466:You fall in love with the girl next door
but married her sister. ~ Luanne Rice,
467:A book is not supposed to be a mirror. It's supposed to be a door. ~ Fran Lebowitz,
468:Alek,” I said. “Would you kindly slam the door in my father’s face? ~ Annie Bellet,
469:Door of passage to the other side, the soul frees itself in stride. ~ Jim Morrison,
470:Doubt comes in at the window when inquiry is denied at the door. ~ Benjamin Jowett,
471:Doubt in your voice is an open door people will shove right through. ~ Deb Caletti,
472:Drive nature out of the door and it will fly in at the window ~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky,
473:Fear always comes with a door, a door that leads straight through. ~ Shawn Smucker,
474:Fear knocked at the door. Faith answered. No one was there. ~ Norman Vincent Peale,
475:Hardly a man will you find who could live with his door open. ~ Seneca the Younger,
476:in Storm V. The Wood-Sawyer VI. Triumph VII. A Knock at the Door ~ Charles Dickens,
477:It feels like a door opening, and lungfuls of fresh air rushing in. ~ Laini Taylor,
478:We will not regret the past nor wish to shut the door on it. ~ Stephen King,
479:Jesus Christ opened heaven's door for us by His death on the cross. ~ Billy Graham,
480:Love, when it came and knocked on my door, was going to be enough.”- ~ V C Andrews,
481:Magic is a door to which we have lost the key. But the door is there. ~ F G Cottam,
482:My generation is now the door to memory. That is why I am remembering. ~ Joy Harjo,
483:Now the door was open. Now one of us just had to walk through it. ~ Laurelin Paige,
484:Open the door, baby girl. Your message came through loud and clear. ~ Meghan March,
485:rolled the door shut, and then it really began to rain. ~ Gertrude Chandler Warner,
486:She opened my closet door just the tiniest crack. So I could breathe. ~ Kathe Koja,
487:The broken door lets in the light. The broken heart lets in the world. ~ Mark Nepo,
488:The moment you accept the troubles you have been given , the door will open ~ Rumi,
489:There are words which close a conversation as with an iron door. ~ Alexandre Dumas,
490:There is a law in life: When one door closes to us another one opens. ~ Andre Gide,
491:To keep up appearances, I stomp my room and slam the door. ~ Laurie Halse Anderson,
492:Uncle Vernon went off to the lumpy bed next door, and Harry was left ~ J K Rowling,
493:When God's finger points, God's hand will open the door. ~ Clarence Benjamin Jones,
494:When the Tea Party comes to town, compromise goes out the door. ~ Claire McCaskill,
495:When you’re going out of your mind always leave the door open! ~ Benny Bellamacina,
496:A ragamuffin knows he's only a beggar at the door of God's mercy. ~ Brennan Manning,
497:bigger than a closet, empty except for an old oak door all bound ~ Patrick Rothfuss,
498:Drive nature out of the door and it will fly in at the window, ~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky,
499:For each door of sadness that opens, there are a thousand means of shutting it... ~,
500:He already missed her, even before he shut the front door behind him. ~ Allie Burke,
501:He paused for a moment before opening a door on the second story. ~ Charles Dickens,
502:I’m not a fucking coat, Marcus. You don’t get to check me at the door. ~ V E Schwab,
503:I’m Sharni,’ she says. ‘We’ve just moved in to number 24, next door. ~ Lynda Renham,
504:In the spring I'd shit with the door open, watching the blackbirds ~ William H Gass,
505:I've got a Ferrari. VROOM! I do 104 from the garage to the front door. ~ Bill Cosby,
506:I was looking for the key for years
But the door was always open ~ Aravind Adiga,
507:Landon? The door flug open, and I forgot how to breathe. Holy shit. ~ Meredith Wild,
508:Monica Seles: I'd hate to be next door to her on her wedding night. ~ Peter Ustinov,
509:Patience is the Gnostic's scale and the humble the garden's door. ~ Samael Aun Weor,
510:Perhaps the book opened a door; books have a way of causing ripples. ~ Erika Swyler,
511:smoke rose from my hand as it pressed against the white painted door ~ Rachel Caine,
512:The door to my heart opens inward. I move through forgiveness to love. ~ Louise Hay,
513:The door was one of the few doors that was actually made out of door. ~ Johnny Shaw,
514:The market is like a large movie theater with a small door. ~ Nassim Nicholas Taleb,
515:Visibility gets people in the door, but your ability keeps them there.  ~ Anonymous,
516:When one door closes another door opens. Usually a refrigerator. ~ Bonnie McFarlane,
517:Your attitude is either the lock on or key to your door of success. ~ Denis Waitley,
518:you were looking for the key for years/But the door was always open ~ Aravind Adiga,
519:Above the front door the fanlight glowed blue, delicate as wing-bones. ~ Tana French,
520:A door once opened may be stepped through in either direction. ~ Madame de Pompadour,
521:And it was like knocking four quick times on the door of unhappiness. ~ Albert Camus,
522:Did you design the door?’
‘Who did? The Unknown Designer? ~ Brandon Mull,
523:girls," said a cheery voice at the door, and actors and audience ~ Louisa May Alcott,
524:Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn’t know you left open. ~ Jess Ryder,
525:I am the angel of Reality, Seen for a moment standing in the door. ~ Wallace Stevens,
526:If," she says. "It's a beautiful word. If is a key to any locked door. ~ Deb Caletti,
527:If you open the door of wisdom, all other doors will be opened! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
528:I run to my room and slam the door. I hate when Amá sees me cry. — ~ Erika L S nchez,
529:Life's a queue of small irritations with the Last Door at the end. ~ Joe Abercrombie,
530:Like all guests, after a fortnight, grief is best beyond the door. ~ Sandra Cisneros,
531:The door on which we have been knocking all our lives will open at last. ~ C S Lewis,
532:Trouble knocked at the door, but, hearing laughter, hurried away ~ Benjamin Franklin,
533:Welcome to adulthood. Please leave your dreams at the door. ~ Michael Marshall Smith,
534:With that he closed the door before Sara could reply. Carrying ~ Christina Tetreault,
535:You never put your back to the door, you keep your eyes on it. ~ Christopher Greyson,
536:A man does not look behind the door unless he has stood there himself ~ W E B Du Bois,
537:Concentration is the magic key that opens the door to accomplishment. ~ Michael Korda,
538:Don't spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door. ~ Coco Chanel,
539:Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom. ~ George Washington Carver,
540:Every generation and every group brings the door into other things. ~ Iman Abdulmajid,
541:For heaven’s sake, you even delivered yourself to my front door. ~ Charlie N Holmberg,
542:Human locks? Please," Tamani said. "May as well leave the door open. ~ Aprilynne Pike,
543:I decided I was keeping you the day you showed up at my door. You’re mine. ~ Sara Ney,
544:I'm an actor, and when I close the door at home I'm kind of off-duty. ~ Warwick Davis,
545:I think everyone should go to bed like they have a date at the door. ~ Karl Lagerfeld,
546:I've been up and down so many times that I feel as if I'm in a revolving door. ~ Cher,
547:no one’s going to come shopping if the ‘for sale’ sign isn’t on the door. ~ Anonymous,
548:Opportunity may knock only once but temptation leans on the door bell ~ Oprah Winfrey,
549:Somewhere in my heart a little door closed with a clean, quiet "snick. ~ Molly Harper,
550:So. The door was open into the dark and he had but to walk through it. ~ Iris Murdoch,
551:Telegram," the uniformed Western Union man said as I opened the door. ~ Louis L Amour,
552:The door is closed to prayer unless it is opened with the key of trust. ~ John Calvin,
553:Well, that is very imperative to let North Korea open door to outside. ~ Kim Dae jung,
554:What people need to understand is that pussy is the Front Door of Life ~ Margaret Cho,
555:What was the first cat that talked a human into putting a cat door in? ~ Eddie Izzard,
556:When enthusiasm runs in the front door, worry runs out the back door. ~ Napoleon Hill,
557:You must be asking which door is the true one; not which pleases you best ~ C S Lewis,
558:You were looking for the key for years, but the door was always open. ~ Aravind Adiga,
559:A door loses its meaning if you don’t ever go through it. It becomes a wall ~ Paul Pen,
560:And Ten?” He turned at the door. “Yes?” “I’ll take the two grand in cash. ~ Lexi Blake,
561:At present we are on the outside of the world, the wrong side of the door. ~ C S Lewis,
562:Before I liked cars, yachts, having a door to lock, and you. :) ~ Jennifer Lynn Barnes,
563:Between every two pine trees there is a door leading to a new way of life. ~ John Muir,
564:But never close the door. As long as she has breath, she can change. ~ Regina Jennings,
565:If you do not enter inside, what use the door to heaven can have? ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
566:I hide behind the door, so that Reality won’t see me when it enters. ~ Fernando Pessoa,
567:intimacy, like you’ve peeked at the person naked through a shower door. ~ Linda Holmes,
568:I studied in the mathema, even pieced together a little of their door. ~ Mark Lawrence,
569:I will feel no guilt on shutting my door to those who didn't listen. ~ Stefan Molyneux,
570:Katrina opened a good door and Al Gore went through it with his movie. ~ Bill McKibben,
571:Open wide the mind's cage-door,
She'll dart forth, and cloudward soar. ~ John Keats,
572:prophets and madmen use the same door to people's hearts, don't they? ~ Christian M rk,
573:The basis of all human fears, he thought. A closed door, slightly ajar. ~ Stephen King,
574:The door banged open, letting in a raucous flood of the Oak Ridge Boys. ~ Stephen King,
575:The door of the human heart, can only be opened from the inside. ~ William Holman Hunt,
576:The inventory, the value of my company, walks out the door every evening. ~ Bill Gates,
577:The worst of prison life, he thought, was not being able to close his door. ~ Stendhal,
578:We’ve arrived at another of those doors.” There was a sliding door let ~ Douglas Adams,
579:A door loses its meaning if you don’t ever go through it. It becomes a wall. ~ Paul Pen,
580:A moving door hinge never corrodes. Flowing water never grows stagnant. ~ Ming Dao Deng,
581:Behind every door, someone is standing without knowing that it is open. ~ M F Moonzajer,
582:Certainty... lurks at the door of faith and threatens to devour it. ~ Soren Kierkegaard,
583:Don't be indifferent when opportunity knocks at the door, just invite it in ~ Joe Sacco,
584:Don’t knock on the devil’s door, sweetheart, and expect him not to answer. ~ M Robinson,
585:Every second is a door to eternity. The door is opened by perception. ~ Jalaluddin Rumi,
586:If I could throw Nelly out the door without killing him, I would. ~ Sarah Lyons Fleming,
587:If thou followeth a wall far enough, there must be a door in it. ~ Marguerite de Angeli,
588:If you lock the door on sorrow,
how will it leave your heart? ~ Khang Kijarro Nguyen,
589:I knock cheerfully on the super’s door—shave-and-a-haircut, two-bits! ~ Kristan Higgins,
590:I wasn't getting invited to any board meetings. I had to kick the door down. ~ Don King,
591:Knock the door or ring the bell but don't ever push it! Be gentle! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
592:Melvin protruded his arms and slowly lifted the door off of Stanley’s body. ~ P J Jones,
593:My dog learned how to beg by watching me through the bedroom door. ~ Rodney Dangerfield,
594:Open a door for me, or I swear to God I will break through a wall. ~ Sarah Rees Brennan,
595:people knocking on the door about the census. How a person is supposed ~ Peter Grainger,
596:Return to the fundamentals of politics - sell our story door to door. ~ Richard J Daley,
597:The English like eccentrics. They just don't like them living next door. ~ Julian Clary,
598:They don’t bar vaginas at the door, Shelly. It’ll be fun. Come on. Please? ~ Kim Holden,
599:When good luck knocks at the door, let him in and keep him there. ~ Miguel de Cervantes,
600:While your client is watching for you at the front door, slip out at the back. ~ Horace,
601:A door opens to me. I go in and am faced with a hundred closed doors. ~ Henri J M Nouwen,
602:All successful revolutions are the kicking in of a rotten door. ~ John Kenneth Galbraith,
603:At midnight, I’m standing outside the door to his cell. Hospital room. ~ Suzanne Collins,
604:Death is like an old dog. He always knows when you are at his door. ~ Pseudonymous Bosch,
605:ducked away and took a few steps backward in the direction of her door. ~ Tracie Puckett,
606:For some, religion is the cement that seals shut their door on the world ~ Carol Shields,
607:God put thorns around love's door to stop anyone who's not a lover from entering. ~ Rumi,
608:Going out into life--that is dying. Christ is the door out of life. ~ Henry Ward Beecher,
609:Gus’s body made love to his wife while his mind fucked the girl next door. ~ Jewel E Ann,
610:Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open. ~ John Barrymore,
611:If a man keeps his trap shut, the world will beat a path to his door. ~ Franklin P Adams,
612:If you can put your five fingers throught it, it is a gate, if not a door. ~ James Joyce,
613:Imagination is the door to inspiration and the basis of all thought. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
614:Intellect takes you to the door, but it doesn't take you into the house. ~ Shams Tabrizi,
615:Only a fool closes the door when the wolf is already inside the barn. ~ Orson Scott Card,
616:shoved him backwards out of her lab, pulling its door closed behind them. ~ Karen Miller,
617:The door of illumination is open to those for whom other doors are closed. ~ Idries Shah,
618:The impatient man is his own enemy; he slams the door on his own progress. ~ Idries Shah,
619:The love of our neighbor is the only door out of the dungeon of self. ~ George MacDonald,
620:There’s always room for love. Even if it’s as small as a crack in the door. ~ Kiera Cass,
621:The way out is through the door. Why is it that no one will use this method? ~ Confucius,
622:The wolf was at the door. His shadow spilled into the room, taking it over. ~ Libba Bray,
623:We can't love a place or a person if we always have one foot out the door. ~ Eric Weiner,
624:You know what they say, when one door closes, another Belvedere opens. ~ Chelsea Handler,
625:An affirmation opens the door. It's a beginning point on the path to change. ~ Louise Hay,
626:Every person is a half-opened door
leading to a room for everyone. ~ Tomas Transtr mer,
627:Faith goes out through the window when beauty comes in at the door. ~ George Edward Moore,
628:God enters by a private door into every individual.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson ~ Angela Roquet,
629:He'd pull a door off its hinges rather than work out how to turn a key. ~ Kerry Greenwood,
630:I want the world to recognize with me the open door of every consciousness ~ Frantz Fanon,
631:key in the other direction and pushed the door open. It parted a few ~ Mary Higgins Clark,
632:Knowledge of what is does not open the door directly to what should be. ~ Albert Einstein,
633:Living well is the best revenge.If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door. ~ Max Eastman,
634:Loneliness opens the door for wisdom and wisdom opens all the doors! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
635:Movies are open doors, and at every door, I change character and life. ~ Juliette Binoche,
636:Note to self, lock bedroom door at night to keep perky morning people out. ~ Quinn Loftis,
637:Nothing belongs to me. Everything comes and goes. Serenity is an open door. ~ Byron Katie,
638:Shut off the door and don't let the light hit you in the ass on your way out. ~ Ethan Day,
639:The outward man is the swinging door; the inner man is the still hinge. ~ Meister Eckhart,
640:There ought to be a man with a hammer behind the door of every happy man. ~ Anton Chekhov,
641:Tink had slid to the floor with his back against the door, fast asleep. ~ Andrew Peterson,
642:True knowledge never shuts the door on more knowledge, but zeal often does. ~ Hugh Nibley,
643:What’s wrong? And why are you knocking on my door with your forehead? ~ Victoria Michaels,
644:When a man turns a blessing from his door, it falls to them as take it in. ~ George Eliot,
645:A man without hands came to the door to sell me a photograph of my house. ~ Raymond Carver,
646:Be prepared for the worst, my love, for it lives next door to the best. ~ Melina Marchetta,
647:CORALINE DISCOVERED THE DOOR a little while after they moved into the house. ~ Neil Gaiman,
648:Fabio kept asking me out, but I knew we'd never get his ego through the door. ~ Lorna Luft,
649:God is a God of endless opportunities to do good; the God of the open door. ~ John Ortberg,
650:Has my mother not always told me that when one door closes another opens? ~ Bertrice Small,
651:He gets that sometimes you just need to guard the door without knowing why ~ Daisy Whitney,
652:I don't want to walk out that door and lose what we found in this room. ~ Christina Lauren,
653:I don't write hits. If you just open that door, you're going to get a hit. ~ Yukimi Nagano,
654:If all the world’s a stage, I want to operate the trap door.” -Paul Beatty ~ Angela Roquet,
655:Never to lie is to have no lock to your door, you are never wholly alone ~ Elizabeth Bowen,
656:Novels are what I know, and the novel door in my personality is always open. ~ Zadie Smith,
657:She flung the door open with a flourish, revealing a scene of utter pandemonium. ~ Zen Cho,
658:Shut the door not that it lets in the cold but that it lets out the coziness. ~ Mark Twain,
659:Sneaking out the back door to hand out with those hoodlum friends of mine. ~ Stevie Wonder,
660:Sometimes the things you really want sneak in the back door. Notice. ~ Mary Anne Radmacher,
661:The most beautiful door is the door you feel yourself safe behind it! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
662:The past is always knocking at the door, trying to break through into today. ~ Neil Gaiman,
663:There was a big number over the door of the building. The number was five. ~ Kurt Vonnegut,
664:We reach the end of the hallway and Pigpen winks at me as he opens a door. ~ Katie McGarry,
665:When in doubt, have a man come through the door with a gun in his hand. ~ Raymond Chandler,
666:When the strong box contains no more both friends and flatterers shun the door. ~ Plutarch,
667:Build a better mousetrap and the world will beat a path to your door. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
668:By the way, I know about the kiss." Then the door clicks shut behind him. ~ Suzanne Collins,
669:did not have enough substance to trigger the opening of a supermarket door ~ Jerry Spinelli,
670:Don't give up. Normally it is the last key on the ring which opens the door. ~ Paulo Coelho,
671:Drive Nature from your door with a pitchfork, and she will return again and again. ~ Horace,
672:Give love to your children, to a wife or husband, to a next-door neighbour. ~ Mother Teresa,
673:Go to Hell."

He works his jaw. Walks to the door. "I'm working on it. ~ Tahereh Mafi,
674:heading nowhere in particular. Sometimes you just need to go through a door. ~ Ransom Riggs,
675:Here i opened wide
the door;
Darkness there,
and nothing more. ~ Edgar Allan Poe,
676:I Don’t Want Nobody to Give Me Nothing (Open Up the Door, I'll Get It Myself) ~ James Brown,
677:Imagine what we would accomplish together if we left our egos at the door. ~ Robert M Drake,
678:Inspiration knocks now and again, but spite bangs on the door all year long. ~ T Kingfisher,
679:[I]t was as if I had been strolling absentmindedly and banged into a door. ~ Elena Ferrante,
680:Never to lie is to have no lock on your door, you are never wholly alone. ~ Elizabeth Bowen,
681:Now listen little pigs, I'm gonna let you off the hook if you open the door. ~ Sam the Sham,
682:Opportunity does not knock, it presents itself when you beat down the door. ~ Kyle Chandler,
683:Perfect. There’s the word again: a locked-door word – stifling, strangling. ~ Lauren Oliver,
684:The door opens and he stands in the doorway, my handsome, psychopathic husband. ~ B A Paris,
685:The gospel of Christ must always be an open door with a welcome sign for all. ~ Johnny Cash,
686:Those who enter through the back door can expect to be shown out through the window ~ Aesop,
687:To a magician there is very little difference between a mirror and a door. ~ Susanna Clarke,
688:To successfully open the door to heightened awareness, we must open it inward. ~ Wayne Dyer,
689:When God closes a door, he opens a window, but it's up to you to find it. ~ Jeannette Walls,
690:Yoga is the golden key that unlocks the door to peace, tranquility and joy. ~ B K S Iyengar,
691:A doctor’s door should never be closed, a priest's door should always be open. ~ Victor Hugo,
692:Behind every closed door might wait a thief of minds and a collector of souls. ~ Dean Koontz,
693:behind every closed door might wait a thief of minds and a collector of souls. ~ Dean Koontz,
694:Best prepared for the worst, my love, for it lives next door to the best. ~ Melina Marchetta,
695:Dear God, You’ve opened this door and now it’s my time to walk through it. ~ Karen Kingsbury,
696:disputing nothing is the first step through the difficult door of happiness ~ Padgett Powell,
697:Fear knocked at the door, Faith went to answer it, and no one was there. ~ Rosamunde Pilcher,
698:For an incurious person, an open door will be no different than a wall! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
699:Good teachers are door openers in to that wisdom you already have inside ~ Lucia Capacchione,
700:He may have closed the door a few weeks ago, but I’m the one who locked it. ~ Winter Renshaw,
701:I hate that door," continued Marvin. "I'm not getting you down at all, am I? ~ Douglas Adams,
702:I would climb him like a tree and bang him like a screen door in a hurricane. ~ Leisa Rayven,
703:Losing my temper will not help," he said and gave the door a vicious kick. ~ Shirley Jackson,
704:Losing my temper will not help,' he said and gave the door a vicious kick. ~ Shirley Jackson,
705:Maggie, we're through with lies and liars in this house. Lock the door. ~ Tennessee Williams,
706:Oh, and shut the bedroom door unless you don’t mind a voyeuristic cat, ~ Aimee Nicole Walker,
707:The map was the key to opening the door, and it was still at Oskar’s shop. ~ Andrew Peterson,
708:There is a door we know, a tiny, secret door...
- legends of sapphique ~ Catherine Fisher,
709:There's a door."
"Where does it go?"
"It stays where it is, I think. ~ Terry Pratchett,
710:The self is only a threshold, a door, a becoming between two multiplicities ~ Gilles Deleuze,
711:To be really sorry for one's errors is like opening the door of Heaven. ~ Hazrat Inayat Khan,
712:To get around these things, Maus lived at the back of a closet. The door was ~ Steven Kotler,
713:Vice came in always at the door of necessity, not at the door of inclination. ~ Daniel Defoe,
714:When we put someone in our jail cell of hatred, we are stuck guarding the door. ~ Max Lucado,
715:You must stand as guard at the door of your own mind and choose to be positive. ~ Gail Kelly,
716:Your talent will open the door but only your character can keep you there. ~ Christine Caine,
717:A man who does not think and plan long ahead will find trouble right at his door. ~ Confucius,
718:Call school," I called to her at the door. "Tell them I'm lovesick." -Raven ~ Ellen Schreiber,
719:Check your negativity at the door... otherwise go away and never come back! ~ Michael Baisden,
720:De naïeveling geloofde dat fruitautomaten door altruïsten ontworpen werden ~ Dimitri Verhulst,
721:Door VIII. A Hand at Cards IX. The Game Made X. The Substance of the Shadow ~ Charles Dickens,
722:For an instant God opens his door and His orchestra plays the Fifth Symphony. ~ Jean Sibelius,
723:Gelukkig is het land dat door het paar van Caligula geregeerd wordt. ~ Louis Ferdinand C line,
724:Giving voice to the truth of her past meant opening the door to the future. ~ Nicholas Sparks,
725:Hate is a door with hundred locks and love is a hand with thousand keys! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
726:Haymitch pushes open the door. “They’re back. We’re wanted in the hospital. ~ Suzanne Collins,
727:How long will you keep pounding on an open door Begging for someone to open it? ~ Rabia Basri,
728:I hate auditions - when I'm doing them, I can't wait to get out the bleeding door. ~ Ian Hart,
729:I have made it totally clear to the players that my door will always be open. ~ Stuart Pearce,
730:It's hard to close the door on optimistic expectations when you love someone. ~ Dennis Lehane,
731:Joy, temperance, and repose, slam the door on the doctor's nose. ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow,
732:My mother is the war,' declares Roger Mexico, leaning over to open the door. ~ Thomas Pynchon,
733:Once upon a long time ago, in Manchester, a girl moved next door to a boy... ~ Samantha Towle,
734:One does not always need to hear a slam to know that the door has been closed. ~ Stephen King,
735:Sometimes what we want lies behind a door our own actions have locked tight. ~ Natasha Knight,
736:Suddenly Kira knew that although her door was unlocked, she was not really free. ~ Lois Lowry,
737:The door refuses and resists any key which does not belong to that door! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
738:We all know that education unlocks the door of opportunity for the young. ~ Gordon B Hinckley,
739:When God closes a door, he opens a window. Sounds to me like he's on the toilet. ~ Dana Gould,
740:be what you are. Don’t try to be Sally or Johnny or Fred next door; be yourself. ~ John Updike,
741:Clinton Foley is living?” “Of course he’s living. He’s living next door ~ Erle Stanley Gardner,
742:...common sense flies out the window as soon as love comes in through the door. ~ Kerstin Gier,
743:Dear young people, listen within: Christ is knocking at the door of your heart. ~ Pope Francis,
744:Don't give up. Normally it is the last key on the ring which opens the door.
   ~ Paulo Coelho,
745:Fix your crown, my prince," he called back as he reached the door. "It's crooked. ~ V E Schwab,
746:Growing up, my next door neighbor was my best friend and an only child too. ~ Miranda Cosgrove,
747:Hanging a noose on my door reeks of cowardice and fear on many, many levels. ~ Madonna Ciccone,
748:He glanced at the door, then at Nick again. “You were fucking Kelly?” “Yes.” Ty ~ Abigail Roux,
749:Luck is just bein' prepared at all times, so when the door opens you're ready. ~ Nipsey Hussle,
750:Luck's a revolving door, you just need to know when it's your time to walk through. ~ Stan Lee,
751:Oh my god. Oh my god. Did she seriously suggest putting panties on our door? ~ Alyssa Rose Ivy,
752:Scent is the key to the door of memory. For a minute, she let herself live in it. ~ Meg Elison,
753:The courage of the poet is to keep ajar the door that leads into madness. ~ Christopher Morley,
754:the nun knows only the world of make-believe, and she slams the door in our faces. ~ Morrissey,
755:They’re right next door.” “We can still hike out down the Angels Landing ~ Catherine Ryan Hyde,
756:When a man opens a car door for his wife, it's either a new car or a new wife. ~ Prince Philip,
757:When the devil comes knocking on your door simply say "Jesus, it's for you. ~ Robin Jones Gunn,
758:Whoever says that nothing is impossible has never tried slamming a revolving door! ~ Anonymous,
759:Why insult the door's purpose by locking it?" is a favorite kender expression. ~ Margaret Weis,
760:You there is such a thing as a door," I whispered. "You should try it some time. ~ Chanda Hahn,
761:A book is a door into another place and another heart and another world. ~ Catherynne M Valente,
762:Alright, the next pretty bird that walks through that door is up for grabs. ~ Ilsa Madden Mills,
763:And when you came here from Heaven, you left the door open so he could go out. ~ Rebecca Makkai,
764:Atonement was powerful; it was the lock on the door you closed against the past. ~ Stephen King,
765:Before, I liked cars, yachts, a door locked from the inside, and you. :) ~ Jennifer Lynn Barnes,
766:Bill Lands turded away from the door and he came across to where I was sitting. ~ Hammond Innes,
767:Don't get upset girl, that's how it goes. I don't love you hoes, I'm out the door. ~ Snoop Dogg,
768:Don't thank me,' Mr. Curtain called as the door slid closed. 'Impress me! ~ Trenton Lee Stewart,
769:Don’t thank me,” Mr. Curtain called as the door slid closed. “Impress me! ~ Trenton Lee Stewart,
770:Everybody needs his memories. They keep the wolf of insignificance from the door. ~ Saul Bellow,
771:Every step outside one’s own door invites the world (perhaps even the universe), ~ Stephen King,
772:Every time a man knocks on a brothel door, he is really knocking for God ~ Gilbert K Chesterton,
773:For every door that’s been opened to me, I’ve tried to open my door to others. ~ Michelle Obama,
774:I drew my divinity up, cold and bracing around me, and went to open the door. ~ Madeline Miller,
775:If one door closes and another suddenly opens… your house is probably haunted. ~ Lani Lynn Vale,
776:If your wife locks you out of the house, you don't have a problem with your door. ~ Anne Lamott,
777:I opened the door for him; he took off like a furry heat-seeking slobber missile. ~ John Scalzi,
778:Like everyone I slipped into adulthood like a delinquent through the back door. ~ Charles Finch,
779:listen: there’s a hell of a good universe next door; let’s go. — E. E. CUMMINGS ~ Steven Kotler,
780:Maybe next time we just open the door and start out with some bitch slapping. ~ Janet Evanovich,
781:One simply did not invite death upon their door unless they were hoping to die. ~ Ashlan Thomas,
782:Only fools skirmish in their backyard when war is knocking down their front door. ~ Stuart Hill,
783:That’s as may be. You were her way here, and it’s a dangerous thing to be a door. ~ Neil Gaiman,
784:The person of Jesus is not simply a door into experience, He is the destination. ~ John Crowder,
785:To be really sorry for one's errors is like opening the door of heaven.
   ~ Hazrat Inayat Khan,
786:Unless you close your door to other ideas, you will never remain idealess! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
787:When grandparents enter the door, discipline flies out the window. ~ Ogden Nash ~ Ogden Nash,
788:When you’re a housekeeper’s daughter, you see the world through a half-open door. ~ Laraine Day,
789:You might as well answer the door, my child, the truth is furiously knocking. ~ Lucille Clifton,
790:Adversity in the things of this world opens the door for spiritual salvation. ~ Arnold J Toynbee,
791:approvingly. The man in the apron who had come to the screen door earlier now ~ Michael Connelly,
792:Complacency in the presence of miracles is like opening the door to your own tomb. ~ Rod Steiger,
793:Desire is God tapping at the door of your mind, trying to give you greater good. ~ H Emilie Cady,
794:Each door, each friend, each step—bringing me closer to who I was becoming. ~ Jacqueline Woodson,
795:If there is one door in the castle you have been told not to go through, you must. ~ Anne Lamott,
796:I like to consider my mind an open door. It's just not a revolving door. ~ J Michael Straczynski,
797:I slammed that door shut. Fix this mess first. Guilt, regret, and moaning later. ~ Ilona Andrews,
798:I slammed the door in the child's face, a horrific scream trapped in my throat. ~ Nnedi Okorafor,
799:I will walk without noise and I will open the door in darkness and I will ~ Jonathan Safran Foer,
800:Lily Donaldson tiptoed to the front door and winced when it opened with a creak. ~ Colleen Coble,
801:Love flies out the window when poverty comes in the door, they say, and it’s true. ~ Osamu Dazai,
802:Love is something that hangs up behind the bathroom door and smells of Lysol. ~ Ernest Hemingway,
803:The closed door doesn’t bother me. But the sound of soft sobbing nearly kills me. ~ Lauren Layne,
804:The door seemed purposely designed to generate inquiry as to what was behind it. ~ Charles Soule,
805:There is a basket of fresh bread on your head, yet you go door to door asking for crusts. ~ Rumi,
806:There is no door to God through dope; that is a lie peddled by the unscrupulous. ~ Philip K Dick,
807:This was the door to both sustenance and sanity. And we were each other's key. ~ Suzanne Collins,
808:Why am I so awkward? I groan to my flats as I pull them on and rush out the door. ~ Kayla Krantz,
809:Why did *I* lock the door? Why did YOU lock the door? Someone locked the door... ~ Michael Frayn,
810:A good quotation must be like a beautiful door opening to a beautiful place! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
811:Boy, you knock on the devil's door and he will head slam you through the wall. ~ Sherrilyn Kenyon,
812:ducked away and took a few steps backward in the direction of her door. Somehow, ~ Tracie Puckett,
813:Good habits are the key to all success. Bad habits are the unlocked door to failure. ~ Og Mandino,
814:I mean hell,, I was literally knocking on death's door, and I still looked awesome. ~ Jus Accardo,
815:I often think of a poem as a door that opens into a room where I want to go. ~ Minnie Bruce Pratt,
816:It is a well–known fact that the greater a man is the less he has on his door–plate. ~ Karel apek,
817:Mexico is the front door to South America - and the back door to the states. ~ Tennessee Williams,
818:Prayer is the hand of faith on the door knob of your heart, inviting Jesus to enter. ~ Max Lucado,
819:Realize that if a door closed, it’s because what was behind it wasn’t meant for you. ~ Mandy Hale,
820:Set a guard over my mouth, LORD; keep watch over the door of my lips. (Psalm 141:3) ~ Karen Ehman,
821:That's the trouble with loving a wild thing: You're always left watching the door. ~ Edith Pattou,
822:The bird, the bee, the running child are all the same to the sliding glass door. ~ Demetri Martin,
823:The door flew open, carrying into the room a gust of steamy air and then Trotts. ~ Steven Erikson,
824:The door that nobody else will go in at, seems always to swing open widely for me. ~ Clara Barton,
825:The Painter who seeks popularity in Art closes the door upon his own genius. ~ Washington Allston,
826:There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in. ~ John Irving,
827:Turning, she unlocked the next door and went through it to the larger part of the ~ Maggie Shayne,
828:We make our friends; we make our enemies; but God makes our next door neighbour. ~ G K Chesterton,
829:We need to build a wall...I don't mind having a big beautiful door in that wall... ~ Donald Trump,
830:Whatever you do in your life, Son, the door of my heart will always be open to you. ~ Ajahn Brahm,
831:When a workman knows the use of his tools, he can make a door as well as a window. ~ George Eliot,
832:"Without opening your door,you can open your heart to the world." ~ Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching, Ch. 47,
833:All of it—for this. Leading us to a door we can't open, a password we don't have. ~ Meagan Spooner,
834:But no matter what you do to postpone it, the future always shows up at your door. ~ Cameron Dokey,
835:Don't answer the door in a wedding dress and veil, he might not think you're joking. ~ Amy Sedaris,
836:elevator door opened and people poured out. Bustling, well dressed, Oriental. ~ Elizabeth Benedict,
837:He drifted out the door like a handful of black feathers cast on a winter’s breeze. ~ Warren Ellis,
838:If the wolf had ever come to our back door, he'd have had to bring a picnic lunch. ~ Bill Anderson,
839:I go to parties sometimes until four, it's hard to leave when you can't find the door. ~ Joe Walsh,
840:It was said that a man does not look behind a door unless he has once stood there. ~ Linda Berdoll,
841:I wanted to shout: one Far Side on the door does not an interesting person make. ~ Neal Stephenson,
842:Jane circled the mansion, passing door after door, all too la-di-da for comfort. ~ Jeanne Birdsall,
843:Joe Chip said, ‘I’ve never been sued by a door. But I guess I can live through it. ~ Philip K Dick,
844:Just when I finally found fifteen minutes for myself, the dead man came to the door. ~ JoAnna Carl,
845:Kiko shut her door, her voice echoing from inside: “Mona, Hester has a boyfriend! ~ Soman Chainani,
846:No sensible person ever opens the door of his house without knowing who is knocking. ~ Jeff Cooper,
847:Nothing says a relaxed drinking environment like dead prehistoric animals next door. ~ Lila Monroe,
848:Once she opened the door, her life would forever be divided into before and after. ~ Laila Ibrahim,
849:Open the door by yourself instead of waiting the door to be opened by itself! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
850:PIE God enters by a private door, into every individual. —Ralph Waldo Emerson ~ William Paul Young,
851:Suddenly I heard a tapping, as of someone gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door ~ C J Roberts,
852:The path of excess leads to the palace of wisdom,” he said, and turned for the door. ~ Jim Butcher,
853:The same India where balika vadhu is not a character on TV but the girl next door… ~ Rashmi Bansal,
854:Unfortunately, at this moment in time, Robbie Keane can't hit a barn door for us. ~ Steve Staunton,
855:Visibility gets prospects in the door. Ability keeps them with you for many years. ~ Peter Montoya,
856:When you walk through that door of opportunity you don't slam it shut behind you. ~ Michelle Obama,
857:When you work at street level you never know who's going to walk through your door. ~ John Grisham,
858:you kicked the front door in—you took everything and then someone took me —it was you. ~ Rupi Kaur,
859:You might as well answer the door, my child,
the truth is furiously knocking. ~ Lucille Clifton,
860:You need to hit the door, search for a new guy. Cause I only got one night in town. ~ Tupac Shakur,
861:A bad book with a good cover is nothing but a wooden house with a golden door. ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
862:All unhappiness enters through the window of observation and the door of thought. ~ Fernando Pessoa,
863:Baptism is the door of the spiritual life and the gateway to the sacraments. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
864:Devotion is the key which opens the door to liberation.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays Divine And Human,
865:Everyone says I'm like the girl next door...Y'all must have really weird neighbors ~ Kelly Clarkson,
866:For everyone who knows there was enough room for Leonardo DiCaprio on that door. And ~ Cynthia Hand,
867:He is so wonderful. And he is door number one. And I know it. And he’s right here. ~ Drew Barrymore,
868:He walked me to the door. "You will. Don't worry about it. Your future is assured. ~ Karpov Kinrade,
869:He who wants to do good knocks at the gate: he who loves finds the door open. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
870:How do you know there’s not a door to heaven in the sky between Malaysia and Vietnam? ~ Sarah Palin,
871:Humor can get in under the door while seriousness is still fumbling at the handle. ~ G K Chesterton,
872:I am a big believer in women's lib, but I love when a man holds a door for me. ~ Julianna Margulies,
873:If I ever see you again, I’ll send your ass hooting and hollering out my damn door. ~ James McBride,
874:I have placed there a little door opening on to the mysterious. I have made stories. ~ Odilon Redon,
875:I sit in front of her door all night.
And all day Sunday.
And all night Sunday. ~ Alexa Riley,
876:I've lived next door to people all my life. I don't know how cute they think I am. ~ Sandra Bullock,
877:I was the one who did come through that door. You were the one she was waiting for. ~ Richard Russo,
878:Kahlan stood quietly in the shadows, watching, as evil knocked softly on the door. ~ Terry Goodkind,
879:Life was short and brutal. Every day I walked out the door was just another day to die. ~ Anonymous,
880:Light leaped out through the door, escaped from prison at 186,000 miles per second. ~ Kurt Vonnegut,
881:opened the door a crack wide enough for the entire world to pass through . ~ Gabriel Garc a M rquez,
882:opened the door a crack wide enough for the entire world to pass through . ~ Gabriel Garcia Marquez,
883:Opportunity may knock once, but temptation bangs on your front door forever. ~ Suzanne Woods Fisher,
884:Simplicity is not the opposite of wealth. It is the door to the riches you already own ~ Alan Cohen,
885:The dark thought, the shame, the malice, meet them at the door laughing, and invite them in. ~ Rumi,
886:The fate of all explanation is to close one door only to have another fly wide open. ~ Charles Fort,
887:The monster will forever speak
to me. An today,
it's calling me out the door. ~ Ellen Hopkins,
888:There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in. ~ Graham Greene,
889:When his shirt hit the floor, I'm pretty sure my judgment walked right out the door. ~ Jillian Dodd,
890:You don’t knock on the devil’s door, boy, unless you want him to answer. (Ravyn) ~ Sherrilyn Kenyon,
891:A lot of Playmates look like Playmates, but I look so girl-next-door and wholesome. ~ Karen McDougal,
892:And I thought chivalry was dead!"...
"Maybe it is. I opened a door into her head. ~ Katie Alender,
893:Be sure to put the knocker fairly low on your door in case a very small friend drops by. ~ A A Milne,
894:door and she starts on the EEOC paperwork. Frankly, she’s asking for far less than ~ Nicholas Sparks,
895:God never slams a door in your face without opening a box of Girl Scout cookies. ~ Elizabeth Gilbert,
896:hard knocks came on the cubicle door. Then silence. My blood turned into water. More ~ Luke Smitherd,
897:How can you give a man a room in a house and not let him come through the front door? ~ Pearl Bailey,
898:How many times must I tell that lad never to settle himself with his back to a door? ~ Frank Herbert,
899:I do twenty minutes every time the refrigerator door opens and the light comes on. ~ Debbie Reynolds,
900:If everyone sweeps before his own front door, then the street is clean. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,
901:If the door to the light is locked, no matter how strong its lock is, break it! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
902:Imagining what you want as if it already exists opens the door to letting it happen. ~ Shakti Gawain,
903:In writing a novel, when in doubt, have two guys come through the door with guns. ~ Raymond Chandler,
904:I remember I did think, 'Wouldn't it be nice if Mr Right moved in next door?' ~ Helena Bonham Carter,
905:It’s sad to see them staring wistfully through the window when the door isn’t locked. ~ Isaac Marion,
906:Last year my wife ran off with the fellow next door and I must admit, I still miss him. ~ Les Dawson,
907:May the good grant you a still heart, heavy eyes, and angels guarding at your door. ~ Mary E Pearson,
908:No, 'tis not so deep as a well, nor so wide as a church door, but 'tis enough. ~ William Shakespeare,
909:OPIATE, n. An unlocked door in the prison of Identity. It leads into the jail yard. ~ Ambrose Bierce,
910:Otherwise you might have an old Irish slag knocking at your door in the wee hours. ~ Caroline Kepnes,
911:Over the door of the library in Thebes is the inscription "Medicine for the soul. ~ Diodorus Siculus,
912:Real love never dies. If you open the door, it will imprison you and never let you go. ~ Sunniva Dee,
913:Shall I show you the door...or would you rather go out through the wall?" - Maris ~ Sherrilyn Kenyon,
914:So many times you can't get a foot in the door unless you're already in the room. ~ Alden Ehrenreich,
915:Sometimes when you open the door to the past, what you confront is your destiny. ~ Diane Setterfield,
916:Sometimes, you need a door slammed in your face before you can hear opportunity knock. ~ James Geary,
917:The dream is the small hidden door in the deepest and most intimate sanctum of the soul. ~ Carl Jung,
918:The motto here is that a new door opens every time you push another man out a window. ~ Ian Caldwell,
919:Then he looked at the door. It really was very solid, and the lock had a smug air. ~ Terry Pratchett,
920:There’s a door in the wall. The door is covered with ivy. The ivy is dead. She waits. ~ Stephen King,
921:There was a time when actors went in at the back door. Most of them still should. ~ Raymond Chandler,
922:The two-by-four by the door sometimes ya need it to get their attention - Grannie Gin ~ Lisa Jackson,
923:This was it, he knew it, was sure of it, this was the door which would take him back— ~ Stephen King,
924:We’re so good at masking our hunger until the knocks at the door cripple our dignity. ~ Tahereh Mafi,
925:When a man wants you to see his house of pain, he’ll open the door and invite you in. ~ Dannika Dark,
926:You eat the burger but you don't want the slaughterhouse next door to where you live. ~ Chicken John,
927:Access is vital in lobbying. If you can't get in your door, you can't make your case. ~ Jack Abramoff,
928:Always keeping the door open to radical changes only invites chaos and second-guessing. ~ Jason Fried,
929:But you cannot go through the Door of Destiny without passing through the Hall of Haters. ~ T D Jakes,
930:Don’t give up. Remember, it’s always the last key on the key ring that opens the door. ~ Paulo Coelho,
931:Everyone says I'm like the girl next door... Y'all must have really weird neighbors! ~ Kelly Clarkson,
932:Fiction is open to whoever comes in the door, as long as you come in energetically. ~ George Saunders,
933:His own mortality suddenly whispered through his bones like a cold draft under a door. ~ Stephen King,
934:If you just check all the doors, one of them is bound to be the Door Into Summer. ~ Robert A Heinlein,
935:If you want your door to be knocked by your friends, you knock their door first! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
936:I'm afraid the 'Doctor Who' door is probably closed because of me being in 'Torchwood.' ~ Burn Gorman,
937:In music, there is no bondage. Music is a door, and the soul escapes through the melody. ~ Amy Harmon,
938:It gets kind of zen after awhile, life is a journey, time is a river, the door is ajar. ~ Jim Butcher,
939:It would be my pleasure to leave the gentleman at the door and fuck you four ways dirty. ~ Vi Keeland,
940:Joining Vigilant was a one-way door, an express elevator with only one button: down. ~ Craig Schaefer,
941:Let everyone leave all the guns - British guns and Irish guns - outside the door. ~ Martin McGuinness,
942:No one ever tells a story to help you figure out where to go when a door closes on you. ~ Dan Scanlon,
943:OK,’ Duffy said. ‘So what have we got?’ We had rugs. The door rattled upward and daylight ~ Lee Child,
944:That made me feel good, not to go to a resort where outside the door is extreme poverty ~ Jasmine Guy,
945:that’s the way life works; you grab a door at random and hope it’s the one you want, ~ Seanan McGuire,
946:The driver was holding open the rear door. He was young and blond, a boy in his prime. ~ John le Carr,
947:There's no such thing as a bad day when you have a doorknob on the inside of the door. ~ Paul Galanti,
948:The way out of a room is not through the door. Just don't want out. And you're free… ~ Charles Manson,
949:was a cage without a door, enclosed on every side except the one that mattered most. ~ Pepper Winters,
950:When one door closes another opens but all too often there is a long hallway in between. ~ Rick Jarow,
951:When the day comes when you don’t believe in yourself there’s the door, get the hell out. ~ John Cena,
952:A door onbust is always open to bustin’, but ye can’t onbust a door once you’ve busted en. ~ H G Wells,
953:And you did see me.' She opened the door wide. 'I'm sorry you didn't like what you saw. ~ Sarah Sundin,
954:Buddhas also have to be swept away, because the door can become a hindrance if you cling to it. ~ Osho,
955:Darken your room, shut the door, empty your mind. You are still in great company. ~ Austin Osman Spare,
956:God is standing at the door of every heart. Call Him. He is waiting to come in. ~ Mata Amritanandamayi,
957:Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open. ~John Barrymore ~ Tonya Kappes,
958:I know what it feels like to have the door slammed firmly in my face, so I'm cool with that. ~ Mos Def,
959:Imagination, of course, can open any door - turn the key and let terror walk right in. ~ Truman Capote,
960:It has been a long march to equality. We have cracked the door, and opened the window. ~ Donna Brazile,
961:I tired the back door -- unlocked. Truley the Man Upstairs was smiling down on me. ~ Maggie Stiefvater,
962:It was as if pain were a room he had entered and the door had been locked behind him. ~ Stephen Dobyns,
963:I unlocked the door and, on impulse, swept Sydney into my arms and carried her inside. ~ Richelle Mead,
964:I’ve written this poem before but always through a window, never through an open door. ~ Andrea Gibson,
965:I want my kids to head out the door full of peace, not the echoes of my frustrations. ~ Lysa TerKeurst,
966:Love is somehow the key that unlocks the door which leads to ultimate reality. ~ Martin Luther King Jr,
967:monsters don’t only live in faraway forests. They are just as likely to live next door. ~ Mark Edwards,
968:Peeling gold letters over the door read Ollivanders: Makers of Fine Wands since 382 B.C. ~ J K Rowling,
969:Sometimes even when the cell door is flung open, the prisoner chooses not to escape. ~ Sogyal Rinpoche,
970:The door of the visible church is incomparably wider than the door of heaven (522)[.] ~ Richard Baxter,
971:Then finally he opened the wrong door, and what came out at him was his problem, not mine. ~ Lee Child,
972:The pain is there; when you close one door on it, it knocks to come in somewhere else. ~ Irvin D Yalom,
973:There is a door we all want to walk through, and writing can help you find it and open it. ~ Anonymous,
974:The vision of time is broad, but when you pass through it, time becomes a narrow door. ~ Frank Herbert,
975:We've both got into the blue beetle. He got into the red door, I got into the white one. ~ Jim Butcher,
976:When he opens the door, I step in and an army of memories comes at me from all sides. ~ Lisa Schroeder,
977:Bruce and Angel stood posted by the pantry door, waiting patiently for Timothy to walk out. ~ G L Tomas,
978:Don't let the door hit your ass on the way out. Literally. It might fall and crush you. ~ Lorelei James,
979:Forgiveness is unlocking the door to set someone free and realising you were the prisoner! ~ Max Lucado,
980:If reality had a stage door I'd hang around there to see what comes out after the show. ~ Russell Hoban,
981:I’ll read my books and I’ll drink coffee and I’ll listen to music, and I’ll bolt the door."

982:Intelligence is the door to freedom and alert attention is the mother of intelligence. ~ Jon Kabat Zinn,
983:I stared at the front door as reluctant to get out of the car as Kyle was to let me leave. ~ Kelly Oram,
984:I start and check out the door, and while I’d like to say my pussy perked up and cheered, ~ Pippa Grant,
985:It should take you about four seconds to walk from here to the door. I'll give you two. ~ Truman Capote,
986:Life's truest horror is a door that slams shut that can never be opened again. ~ Shaun David Hutchinson,
987:My songs are the door to every dream I've ever had and every success I've ever achieved. ~ Dolly Parton,
988:Neither rain nor snow nor sleet nor hail shall close the door of the mighty Starbucks. ~ Lauren Myracle,
989:Oh. There was a black smudge on the real door. I thought that meant it was fake,” I admit. ~ Kasie West,
990:paint on brick. “John!” I screamed. I ran to the door. Glass crunched underfoot. From ~ Gilly Macmillan,
991:Pretending to know everything closes the door to finding out what's really there. ~ Neil deGrasse Tyson,
992:Sometimes I wonder if the human race isn't collectively as mad as a sack of door knobs. ~ Jasper Fforde,
993:That's what life is: an open door to all that is possible. And that's a powerful thing. ~ Oprah Winfrey,
994:The door from the kitchen opened, and the smell of Freada’s Chesterfield cigarettes ~ Daphne du Maurier,
995:There is a door we all want to walk through and writing can help you find it and open it. ~ Anne Lamott,
996:Thought she said to leave the door open."
"It is. It's cracked. That's Open. ~ Jennifer L Armentrout,
997:Towards morning I slept and was wakened by the continuous knocking at my door, so I guess ~ Bram Stoker,
998:We didn’t draw anything,” she said as she stepped through the door. “We volunteered.” * ~ Leigh Bardugo,
999:We make our friends; we make our enemies; but God makes our next door neighbour. ~ Gilbert K Chesterton,
1000:We make our friends; we make our enemies; but God makes our next-door neighbour. Hence ~ G K Chesterton,
1001:When I answered the door, he was holding a bottle of Irn-Bru and a bag of jelly babies. ~ Gail Honeyman,
1002:You could shut life out. If you didn't answer the door to it, how was it going to get in? ~ Nick Hornby,
1003:You knock at the door of Reality. You shake your thought wings, loosen your shoulders, and open. ~ Rumi,
1004:A cluttered refrigerator door is to a growing family what a wet nose is to a healthy dog. ~ Lori Borgman,
1005:"A dream is a small hidden door in the deepest and most intimate sanctum of the soul . . . " ~ Carl Jung,
1006:An exciting summer began for the four Alden children with the bang of a door. ~ Gertrude Chandler Warner,
1007:A sign by the front door read FOUR BODY PIERCE MINIMUM TO ENTER (EARS DON’T COUNT). Myron ~ Harlan Coben,
1008:He kisses me again and leans sexily against the door, as if he knows how good he looks. ~ Jennifer Niven,
1009:humor can get in under the door while seriousness is still fumbling at the handle ~ Gilbert K Chesterton,
1010:If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door. Don't go through life, grow through life. ~ Eric Butterworth,
1011:I'll read my books and I'll drink coffee and I'll listen to music and I'll bolt the door. ~ J D Salinger,
1012:in Storm V. The Wood-Sawyer VI. Triumph VII. A Knock at the Door VIII. A Hand at Cards ~ Charles Dickens,
1013:Lack of visible cloven hoof, tail, or horns does not disguise the devil at my door. ~ Karen Marie Moning,
1014:Laughter can get through the keyhole while seriousness is still hammering on the door. ~ Terry Pratchett,
1015:Medicine for the soul. ~ Inscription over the door of the Library at Thebes. Diodorus Siculus. I. 49. 3.,
1016:Oh, I got a beautiful 1959 Cadillac Coupe DeVille four-door. No one will ride in it with me. ~ Tom Waits,
1017:Outside, Melliphant's ear flattened itself against the wood of the door like a pale slug. ~ Philip Reeve,
1018:Shall I leave the window open or would you like to try the door?” she said with a sniff. ~ Douglas Adams,
1019:Some enterprising youth should go from door to door on Christmas morning peddling batteries. ~ Jean Kerr,
1020:Take thy beak from out my heart, and take thy form from off my door!” Quoth the Raven, ~ Edgar Allan Poe,
1021:The door sat still as a mountain, quiet and indifferent as the sea on a windless day. ~ Patrick Rothfuss,
1022:The pain is there; when you close one door on it, it knocks to come in somewhere else... ~ Irvin D Yalom,
1023:The world is the closed door. It is a barrier. And at the same time it is the way through. ~ Simone Weil,
1024:They wandered to the door like that, a pretzel of a dead boy and a not-psychic girl. ~ Maggie Stiefvater,
1025:We tell children what they should do when they grow up so we can impress the people next door. ~ Robin S,
1026:What am I afraid of? The IRS. Thats it. I dont want those people knockin on my door, man. ~ Tracy Morgan,
1027:What we call "I" is just a swinging door which moves when we inhale and when we exhale. ~ Shunryu Suzuki,
1028:Who is not afraid of pure space - that breathtaking empty space of an open door? ~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh,
1029:You know, you're really nobody in L.A. unless you live in a house with a really big door. ~ Steve Martin,
1030:You only have to kick in the door and the whole rotten structure will come crashing down. ~ Adolf Hitler,
1031:You put the right artist on the right track in the studio and leave the door open to let God in. ~ Jay Z,
1032:A comedian is not a person who opens a funny door - he's the person who opens a door funny. ~ Chuck Jones,
1033:And if you put your ear to that door, you could hear the winds of madness blowing outside. ~ Stephen King,
1034:Before locks that you could command to repel a specific person from your door if you wanted… ~ Sean Platt,
1035:...but the sea of stars was a work of wonder and a source of solace.
The Forbidden Door. ~ Dean Koontz,
1036:Didn’t you smash down the front door, give Dudley a pig’s tail, and tell me I was a wizard? ~ J K Rowling,
1037:God, it was so hot. And the door was wide open. Anyone could come in. She could come in. ~ Laurelin Paige,
1038:He who is outside the door has already a good part of his journey behind him. —Dutch proverb ~ Robyn Carr,
1039:husbands were all too often the back door by which secrets escaped into the outside world. ~ Stephen King,
1040:I don't seem to know how to open up to people without getting the door slammed in my face. ~ Gayle Forman,
1041:if culture was a house, then language was the key to the front door, to all the rooms inside. ~ Anonymous,
1042:If we throw mother nature out the window, she comes back in the door with a pitchfork. ~ Masanobu Fukuoka,
1043:I'll read my books and I'll drink coffee and I'll listen to music. And I'll bolt the door. ~ J D Salinger,
1044:I’ll read my books and I’ll drink coffee and I’ll listen to music, and I’ll bolt the door. ~ J D Salinger,
1045:In a monastery fish pond.’ He crossed to the door and closed it carefully, before laying the ~ C J Sansom,
1046:I pray like a robber asking alms at the door of a farmhouse to which he is ready to set fire. ~ Leon Bloy,
1047:I promise." and as I said it I felt that from that instant a door had been shut between us. ~ Bram Stoker,
1048:I tired the back door -- unlocked.
Truley the Man Upstairs was smiling down on me. ~ Maggie Stiefvater,
1049:I've been waiting for that bright sunshine to show up and shine in my back door someday. ~ Luther Allison,
1050:Like odorless, colorless smoke leaking into the room through a small crack in the door. ~ Haruki Murakami,
1051:Making money is not gonna change anything about what I am, except I won't answer the door. ~ Abel Ferrara,
1052:Moderation was the effect of congenital optimism. Why push too hard at an open door? ~ Richard Brookhiser,
1053:On the door it says what to do to survive
But we were not born to survive
Only to live ~ W S Merwin,
1054:Open God’s door, enter into his trance. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Parable of the Search for the Soul,
1055:Shut the door of that house of pleasure which you hear resounding with the loud voice of a woman. ~ Saadi,
1056:The composer opens the cage door for arithmetic, the draftsman gives geometry its freedom. ~ Jean Cocteau,
1057:The donkey which brought you to this door must be dismissed if you want to get through it’. ~ Idries Shah,
1058:The eidolons started pounding on the door. 'Who is it?' Leo called. 'Valdez!' 'Valdez who? ~ Rick Riordan,
1059:The long horizon, the lunging, clotted sea like a swinging door opening, closing, opening. ~ Annie Proulx,
1060:There is one who remembers the way to your door: Life you may evade, but Death you shall not. ~ T S Eliot,
1061:The workshop door opened and Skulduggery emerged. "Ryan," he said, "stop leaning on my car. ~ Derek Landy,
1062:This is war,' I yelled through the door. Lucky for me,' Morelli said. 'I give good war. ~ Janet Evanovich,
1063:We [the band] had this open door policy - if you walked in the door, you were asked to play ~ Ringo Starr,
1064:But it doesn't take a thousand men to open a door, my lord." "It might to keep it open. ~ Ursula K Le Guin,
1065:Christ is not knocking on the door of a sinner's heart, but on the door of a wayward church. ~ Paul Washer,
1066:Don’t let the door hit you where the Lord split you. —The gospel according to Elmer Stillman ~ Marie Force,
1067:Farden, I swear to the gods, I will carry you through this door myself if you don’t hurry up! ~ Ben Galley,
1068:Give a nerd enough time and a door he can close and he can figure out pretty much anything. ~ Lev Grossman,
1069:Ideas can be life-changing. Sometimes all you need to open the door is just one more good idea. ~ Jim Rohn,
1070:If you carry a weapon, war will follow you. If you carry a smile, love will knock at your door. ~ Amit Ray,
1071:I slammed the door in her face and applied my bloody shoe to the lurkers in the bathtub, ~ Deanna Raybourn,
1072:I want to make a revolving door that says 'Pull' on it, just see how obedient people are. ~ Demetri Martin,
1073:Je wil werd gebroken door je behoefte aan liefde; een behoefte die je moeder niet vervulde. ~ Wendy Walker,
1074:Like walking through a door. Our relationship immediately attained a sepia tone: the past. ~ Gillian Flynn,
1075:Love is contagious. When I share love, it comes back to me multiplied. Love opens every door. ~ Louise Hay,
1076:My grandmother had this high-tech security system - a rusty nail she used to lock the door. ~ Quincy Jones,
1077:Pale Death with impartial tread beats at the poor man's cottage door and at the palaces of kings. ~ Horace,
1078:Rumi tells us that moment we accept what troubles we’ve been given, the door will open. ~ Elizabeth Lesser,
1079:That was me. Reliable. The good southern guy. Boy next door.
Except I wasn’t. Not really. ~ Kelly Moran,
1080:The 9th key may be the door opener. Don't give up after trying the 8th. Keep doing it! ~ Israelmore Ayivor,
1081:The present moment is the only moment available to us and it is the door to all other moments. ~ Nhat Hanh,
1082:There was a door to which I found no key: There was the veil through which I might not see. ~ Omar Khayyam,
1083:The world is a loony bin [...]. Luckily for us, our front door happens to be one of its exits. ~ John Wray,
1084:Those memories press into me like rude, insistent fingers as I walk toward the back door. ~ Linda Castillo,
1085:to be cool,
while the barn door hits you in the face ~ Frank O Hara,
1086:We demons get the blame, but we only open the door. It is humanity who steps through it. ~ Cassandra Clare,
1087:We leave our egos at the door. We are respectful, collaborative, curious and open-minded. ~ Sophia Amoruso,
1088:Whenever you read a good book, somewhere in the world a door opens to allow in more light. ~ Vera Nazarian,
1089:When I walked out the door, I knew everything I left in that house I’d be leaving for good. ~ Tommy Orange,
1090:Wherever I have knocked, a door has opened. Wherever I have wandered, a path has appeared. ~ Alice Walker,
1091:Writing is a little door. Some fantasies, like big pieces of furniture, won’t come through. ~ Susan Sontag,
1092:You have to think there's a reason for everything. When a door closes another door opens. ~ Chris Daughtry,
1093:A boy sent by his father to steal does not go stealthily but breaks the door with his feet. ~ Chinua Achebe,
1094:Als u de mensheid hebt verlost, waarom mij dan niet - dat was toch in één moeite door gegaan? ~ Gerard Reve,
1095:Because God never slams a door in your face without opening a box of Girl Scout cookies ~ Elizabeth Gilbert,
1096:Even here, in the dark, God is busy making all things new. So show up. Open every door. ~ Rachel Held Evans,
1097:Even when opportunity knocks, a man still has to get up off his seat and open the door. ~ Douglas MacArthur,
1098:However much you knock at nature's door, she will never answer you in comprehensible words. ~ Ivan Turgenev,
1099:It's easy to forget how to appreciate your front door when you're always walking through it ~ Alex Gaskarth,
1100:Leaving the door to the studio open, he hurried up the steps to the kitchen to fix a tray. ~ Amanda Stevens,
1101:left the cafeteria and approached the silo’s airlock, that great yellow door to the open world ~ Hugh Howey,
1102:Mills paced to the door, but didn’t leave, as if he had needed motion to contain himself. “I ~ Robert Crais,
1103:rule of negotiation is don’t check your emotion at the door, but don’t let it cloud your mind. ~ Eve Jagger,
1104:She shut the door in the man’s face, leaning back against it, her heart hammering with panic. ~ Jo Beverley,
1105:Sometimes people close a door because they’re trying to figure out a way to get you to knock. ~ John Milton,
1106:Sometimes we're better off if the mind behind the locked door makes our decisions for us ~ Malcolm Gladwell,
1107:So you can go down there and see the gods, sell Girl Scout cookies door-to-door or whatever? ~ Rick Riordan,
1108:That door is the gateway he has sought so long out of this dirty world, this dirty body. It ~ James Baldwin,
1109:The fear is that talking back, that engaging at all, is to open the door for god-knows-what. ~ Rose McGowan,
1110:the first impulse is escape, but people who lurch toward the exit rarely choose the right door. ~ J D Vance,
1111:The key that unlocks a door is a key to keep if you want to go through that door again. ~ Benjamin Franklin,
1112:Then the car door opens and the driver gets out. He’s tall and thin with sandy-blond hair. ~ Courtney Milan,
1113:The present moment is the only moment available to us, and it is the door to all moments. ~ Thich Nhat Hanh,
1114:There was a door, but it was terribly bashful, so Auri politely pretended not to see it. ~ Patrick Rothfuss,
1115:We do not pass twice through the same door Or return to the door through which we did not pass. ~ T S Eliot,
1116:Without warning, I heard the heavy door behind me creak slowly open upon its rusted hinges. ~ H P Lovecraft,
1117:Advertising is just a slightly more scalable form of creating demand than door-to-door sales. ~ Ryan Holiday,
1118:Agatha leaned against the door. “I’m still trying to figure out why you’re friends with me. ~ Soman Chainani,
1119:A lot of people, when you ask if they want to read your epic poem, start bolting for the door. ~ Toby Barlow,
1120:A very correct butler opened the door, with just the right amount of gloom in his bearing. ~ Agatha Christie,
1121:But though one may keep the wolves from one’s door, they still howl out there in the darkness. ~ John Fowles,
1122:But when she got into her own, she locked the door, and sate down to cry unwonted tears. ~ Elizabeth Gaskell,
1123:Feynman, did you take the door?” “Yeah, I took the door.” “Cut it out, Feynman; this is serious! ~ Anonymous,
1124:Get your players on who can unlock the door and sooner or later they will break the door down ~ Tim Sherwood,
1125:I cried out not with hope of an ear but as accepting a shut door, darkness and a shut sky. ~ William Golding,
1126:If the grace of God miraculously operates, it probably operates through the subliminal door. ~ William James,
1127:If your faith won't fit in the door that opens, then I argue do not walk through that door. ~ DeVon Franklin,
1128:Ignorant mind is a tightly closed door! To open it, you must knock the door repeatedly! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
1129:I kicked the door open, staff held ready to fight, and shouted, "And I'm all outta bubble gum! ~ Jim Butcher,
1130:I learned to embrace the ridiculous. It’s safer inside the clown house than next door. ~ Michael R Underwood,
1131:I look just like the girls next door... if you happen to live next door to an amusement park. ~ Dolly Parton,
1132:I've dreamed of a book you can open the way you push open the door of an abandoned garden. ~ Christian Bobin,
1133:Let everyone sweep in front of his own door, and the whole world will be clean. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,
1134:Nicole was always there with her door open, her arms open, her ears open - just what you need. ~ Naomi Watts,
1135:Saying yes, opening up, and loving: these are the keys that will unlock the prison door. ~ Arnaud Desjardins,
1136:Sometimes people close a door because they're trying to figure out a way to get you to knock. ~ Andrew Pyper,
1137:Sometimes people close a door because they’re trying to figure out a way to get you to knock. ~ Andrew Pyper,
1138:Sometimes when you follow your dream; it opens the door for others to be able to follow theirs. ~ Neil Patel,
1139:Sometimes you can tell just by looking at a door that there’s something interesting behind it. ~ Kate Morton,
1140:That would be locking the horse after the stable door is gone, a very foolish thing to do. ~ Patrick O Brian,
1141:The Lord's mercy often rides to the door of our heart upon the black horse of affliction. ~ Charles Spurgeon,
1142:The very mystery of him excited her curiosity like a door that had neither lock nor key. ~ Margaret Mitchell,
1143:This is war,' I yelled through the door.
Lucky for me,' Morelli said. 'I give good war. ~ Janet Evanovich,
1144:We have to find the back door to peoples' hearts because the front door is heavily guarded. ~ Ravi Zacharias,
1145:when ever you read a good book
somewhere in the world a door opens to allow in more light ~ Vera Nazarian,
1146:You can't be a person and a lady. If you're a person, you can open the damned door yourself. ~ Quentin Crisp,
1147:...after a night spent writing poetry, one is almost happy to hear the milkman at the door. ~ Wallace Stevens,
1148:At His Ascension our Lord entered Heaven, and He keeps the door open for humanity to enter. ~ Oswald Chambers,
1149:At the door he stood to the side, then kicked it in. And came face to face with a dead woman. ~ Lynette Eason,
1150:belief is the key... but it is up to you to put it in the locker and turn and then open the door. ~ Anonymous,
1151:Combustion Books’ collection of essays, A Small Key Can Open a Large Door: The Rojava Revolution, ~ Anonymous,
1152:De meeste schaduw in dit leven veroorzaken we door in ons eigen zonlicht te gaan staan. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
1153:Democracy means that when there's a knock in the door at 3 am, it's probably the milkman. ~ Winston Churchill,
1154:Every novel is-at the beginning-the same opening of a door onto a completely unknown space. ~ Margaret Atwood,
1155:Evolution .. Just the right formula of science and comedy may get moviegoers through the door. ~ Ivan Reitman,
1156:Have five seconds before we open fire.” Jack opened his door and stepped out into the highway. ~ Blake Crouch,
1157:He turned, leaning against the door, one arm over his head. Beef. To the motherfucking. Cake. ~ Alice Clayton,
1158:If every one of you was to clean before his own front door, all would be clean of cow flops. ~ Winston Graham,
1159:I’m human, you’re not. What are you?” “Royally fucked.” The door closed with an abrupt click. ~ Pippa DaCosta,
1160:I really believe Nick will come after me. I turn toward the house and see only a closed door. ~ Gillian Flynn,
1161:I stalk about her door, like a strange soul upon the Stygian banks staying for waftage. ~ William Shakespeare,
1162:It’s why I’m as pale as Edward Cullen and was freaked the fuck out when you came to my door. ~ Megan Erickson,
1163:I walk out the door with a heavy feeling in my heart as another secret falls on top of it. ~ Jessica Sorensen,
1164:I was named after the next-door neighbor's German shepherd. It was either that or Cadillac Smith. ~ Rex Smith,
1165:I would never say that being Bob Marley's son has been a pressure. It has been a door opener. ~ Damian Marley,
1166:Let no-one ignorant of geometry enter. Said to have been inscribed above the door of Plato's Academy. ~ Plato,
1167:Literature was life, and reading became an open door to a world beyond the familiar. ~ Terry Tempest Williams,
1168:My back slams against the oven door, and I cover my face and cry. I cry so hard I can't breathe. ~ Cassie Mae,
1169:Never knock on death's door. Ring the doorbell then run. He totally hates that.
- T-shirt ~ Darynda Jones,
1170:Repentance is the key that unlocks the door to all that God has for us, but it is not easy. ~ James MacDonald,
1171:Tell your husbands any bad news when everything is calm, not just as they come through the door. ~ Indra Devi,
1172:The door is always open for you. You just need to open your mind and walk into the heaven of love. ~ Amit Ray,
1173:The door wasn’t closing. Shiloh’s spirit opened up as she considered the possibilities. ~ Stacy Hawkins Adams,
1174:"The present moment is the only moment available to us, and it is the door to all moments." ~ Thich Nhat Hanh,
1175:To speak was to open a door into his carefully built fortress, and anything might rush inside. ~ Nancy Farmer,
1176:We do not pass through the same door twice
Or return to the door through which we did not pass ~ T S Eliot,
1177:What does he remember? He saw the engineer Bernd close the cellar door and sit on the stairs. ~ Anthony Doerr,
1178:You can’t misinterpret the sound of a good spanking, and someone was receiving one next door. ~ Alice Clayton,
1179:A little acting debut in Spin City, with Michael J. Fox, which opened up a whole new door for me. ~ Heidi Klum,
1180:And then he remembered that in the outside world, no one had to unlock a door before he entered ~ Jodi Picoult,
1181:And there would be a door to shut out the world, and places to put things that would be theirs. ~ Laini Taylor,
1182:Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. ~ Anonymous,
1183:Because it’s a hot door and we have to be careful. You never open a door on a burning room. ~ Michael Connelly,
1184:Boy, you knock on the devil's door and he will head-slam you through the wall."

-Dev ~ Sherrilyn Kenyon,
1185:Close the language door and
open the lovers window.
The moon won’t use the door, only the window. ~ Rumi,
1186:He who shuts out truth, by the same act opens the door to all the error that supplies its place. ~ Horace Mann,
1187:I ran out the door but it was to late..... i felt a sharp pain in my back as i heard the gun shoot ~ Andy Lane,
1188:It's a sadness that has been knocking at my door for a long time, and I finally let it in. ~ Francisco X Stork,
1189:I want you to be concerned about your next door neighbor. Do you know your next door neighbor? ~ Mother Teresa,
1190:I want you to give her a possibility. And that's what a key represents. An open door, a chance. ~ Sarah Dessen,
1191:Last night I asked my husband, 'What's your favorite sexual position?' and he said, 'Next door.' ~ Joan Rivers,
1192:Many miles away there's a shadow on the door of a cottage on the Shore of a dark Scottish lake. ~ Walter Scott,
1193:Matthias locked the cell door and hurried down the passage toward Nina, toward something more. ~ Leigh Bardugo,
1194:Mr. Ray had no problems opening the door, but he just couldn't close it, as my dad would say. ~ Jason Reynolds,
1195:Murder had a blood red door on the other side of which was everything unimaginable to everyone. ~ Alice Sebold,
1196:My grip tightened. His head slanted, and I— A thump thudded off the dorm door, jarring ~ Jennifer L Armentrout,
1197:Never be so focused on picking a lock that you forget kicking down the door is also an option. ~ Mark Lawrence,
1198:Next time," I said wryly, swinging open the door, "just give me a knife and ask for a vein. ~ Vicki Pettersson,
1199:on so short an acquaintance remains shut up in his breast.  His mother, I know, went to his door ~ Henry James,
1200:The car buzzed at her, as if a door ajar was the most important problem in her life right now. ~ Grady Hendrix,
1201:The girl next door was meowing. What in the world was my neighbor packing to make that happen? ~ Alice Clayton,
1202:Then she slammed the door. Opened it and slammed it again, just in case he missed the point. ~ Kristan Higgins,
1203:They say there is a doorway from heart to heart, but what is the use of a door when there are no walls? ~ Rumi,
1204:Thomas Cole’s Daniel Boone Sitting at the Door of His Cabin on the Great Osage Lake, Kentucky, ~ Bill O Reilly,
1205:unless one bought her way out of it, motherhood was a small room with high walls and no door. ~ Ramona Ausubel,
1206:When you knock on the door of opportunity, do not be surprised that it is Work who answers. ~ Brendon Burchard,
1207:You bang the door behind you and you may be gone forever, or never seen again, oh untraceable you. ~ Morrissey,
1208:Attacking me was like pushing open a forbidden door. What waited on the other side was his problem. ~ Lee Child,
1209:Being different is a revolving door in your life where secure people enter and insecure exit. ~ Shannon L Alder,
1210:Doctors say it's okay to have sex after a heart attack, provided you close the ambulance door. ~ Phyllis Diller,
1211:Door het ruimtelijk van elkaar gescheiden zijn werd onze innerlijke verbondenheid rijker. ~ Michel de Montaigne,
1212:Er zijn meer mannen gespaard door goed om zich heen te kijken dan door uitmuntende vechtkunst. ~ Katharine Kerr,
1213:Every state and national capitol should have a sign on the door: Stop me before I legislate again. ~ David Boaz,
1214:Give a nerd enough time and a door he can close and he can figure out pretty much anything. “But ~ Lev Grossman,
1215:I get very cranky when interrupted. I snap at people, sigh dramatically and slam my door shut. ~ Margaret Maron,
1216:I heard a knocking in my skull, and kept running to the door, but there was never anyone there. ~ Emma Donoghue,
1217:I'm a leave-the-bathroom-door-open nudist, which is sometimes disconcerting for my friends. ~ Alanis Morissette,
1218:Knock and it shall be opened.' But does knocking mean hammering and kicking the door like a maniac? ~ C S Lewis,
1219:Lucas asked. She turned to a door recessed into a short hallway and shouted, “Hey, Tommy. There ~ John Sandford,
1220:Most people in these old homes used a communal public toilet around the corner from my front door. ~ Evan Osnos,
1221:Of course I deprecate war, but if it is brought to my door the bringer will find me at home. ~ James A Garfield,
1222:Often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us. ~ Helen Keller,
1223:Once it was done, though, the door swung open quiet as a blade slipping from its scabbard. ~ Bradley P Beaulieu,
1224:She named me Daisy St. Patience and never wanted to know what name I walked in the door with. ~ Chuck Palahniuk,
1225:So Jesus again said to them, "Truly, truly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep." JOHN 10:7 ~ Betsy Duffey,
1226:The questions piled up like the firewood he would stack just outside the back door back home.  ~ Michael Bunker,
1227:We have gone from holding the door out of courtesy to standing before it out of obliviousness. ~ John Dickerson,
1228:We must make a journey around the world to see if a back door has perhaps been left open. ~ Heinrich von Kleist,
1229:We tell children what they should do when they grow up so we can impress the people next door. ~ Robin S Sharma,
1230:A good heart is a universal key that opens the door of the unthinkable gate of goodness ~ Ernest Agyemang Yeboah,
1231:Being alone with her is like opening a door away from normal life and then closing it behind him. ~ Sally Rooney,
1232:Hallucinations may be a neglected low door in the wall to a scientific understanding of the sacred. ~ Carl Sagan,
1233:Home is a secret world that closes its door in your absence and never lets you find it again. ~ Stephanie Bishop,
1234:If a movie is described as a romantic comedy, you can usually find me next door playing pinball. ~ George Carlin,
1235:If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door, but only as long as it's not visible from the street. ~ Milton Berle,
1236:If you excessively concentrate on a closed door, you may miss the alternative easy entries! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
1237:I’m already saved. Hallelujah, praise the Lord. Now unlock that door and set me free, brother. ~ Kerrelyn Sparks,
1238:Looking out of a tent door into a world of snow and vanishing hopes. ~ Conrad AnkerGeorge Mallory ~ Conrad Anker,
1239:Men who know themselves are no longer fools. They stand on the threshold of the door of Wisdom. ~ Havelock Ellis,
1240:Our own front door can be a wonderful thing, or a sight we dread; rarely is it only a door. ~ Jeanette Winterson,
1241:Poor? What does that matter? When poverty creeps in at the door, love flies in through the window. ~ Oscar Wilde,
1242:She stared at them with the worried frown of a drunk trying to work out why the door is dancing. ~ Douglas Adams,
1243:Taking back our light from those we’ve projected it onto opens the door to an unimaginable future. ~ Debbie Ford,
1244:The front door opened again. I glanced up and saw Karate. Christ, I thought. The gang’s all here. ~ Barry Eisler,
1245:The house you live in will never fall down, if you pity the stranger who stands at your door. ~ Gordon Lightfoot,
1246:The past is a cupboard full of light and all you have to do is find the key that opens the door. ~ Kate Atkinson,
1247:The present moment is the only moment available to us and it is the door to all other moments. ~ Thich Nhat Hanh,
1248:The soul selects her own society, Then shuts the door; On her divine majority Obtrude no more. ~ Emily Dickinson,
1249:When mirrors are facing one another, it's suppose to open the door to the spirit world. ~ Rebecca Patrick Howard,
1250:When you close the door of your mind to negative thoughts, the door of opportunity opens to you. ~ Napoleon Hill,
1251:You can always tell a car door, no other door sounds quite like it.

("New York Blues") ~ Cornell Woolrich,
1252:And I was booked once to go on 'Ed Sullivan' and I got bumped and ran out the back door crying. ~ Aretha Franklin,
1253:apartment and then lean on the shut door, breathless and I open my hand to read what he wrote. Dibs. ~ Katy Evans,
1254:Aunt Caroline opened the door, wiping her hands on her G.R.I.T.S. apron. Girls Raised in the South. ~ Kami Garcia,
1255:But it doesn't take a thousand men to open a door, my lord."

"It might to keep it open. ~ Ursula K Le Guin,
1256:darts out to halt the door’s progress. The gold watch and white cuff hint at a man, and a large ~ Magda Alexander,
1257:fills the opening as the massive rolling door lifts with metallic clanks, and headlights burn ~ Patricia Cornwell,
1258:Have you ever stopped to appreciate the simple ability to open your front door and step outside? ~ Jerry Spinelli,
1259:If culture was a house, then language was the key to the front door, [and] to all rooms inside. ~ Khaled Hosseini,
1260:If we will not devise some greater and more equitable system, Armageddon will be at our door. ~ Douglas MacArthur,
1261:I understood immediately that to get success I had to make for the front door, not for the back one. ~ Jean Gabin,
1262:Never open the door to a lesser evil, for other and greater ones invariably slink in after it. ~ Baltasar Gracian,
1263:Never open the door to a lesser evil, for other and greater ones invariably slink in after it. ~ Baltasar Graci n,
1264:Opportunities Don't Come Knocking On The Door. They Present Themselves When You Knock The Door Down! ~ Greg Plitt,
1265:Perched upon a bust of Pallas, just above my chamber door,- Perched, and sat, and nothing more. ~ Edgar Allan Poe,
1266:Shut the door when you're finished being in my business," I said, resting my head next to Abby's. ~ Jamie McGuire,
1267:The hall’s door was framed by a pair of vast curved bones that had come from some sea monster. ~ Bernard Cornwell,
1268:There are no lost opportunities in Divine Mind, as one door shuts another door is opened. ~ Florence Scovel Shinn,
1269:There was something unfinished about not saying farewell, like a door left open in the chill night. ~ Julie C Dao,
1270:Weight loss is not the key to your dreams. The truth is there is no lock and the door is flimsy. ~ Golda Poretsky,
1271:When you close that door to nowhere throw away the key, we have a tendency to look back and regret ~ Paulo Coelho,
1272:"Why struggle to open a door between us, when the whole wall is an illusion?" ~ Jalaluddin Rumi,#door,#illusion,
1273:With each door one women walks through it is incumbent to bring another woman through it with her. ~ Gloria Feldt,
1274:Ws 6:15 He that awaketh early to seek her, shall not labour: for he shall find her sitting at his door. ~ Various,
1275:You might be a redneck if the hood and one door are a different color from the rest of your car. ~ Jeff Foxworthy,
1276:You walk through the door and everything goes to hell.” “That’s embroidered on my towels, actually. ~ Jim Butcher,
1277:A locked big door always kneels down in front of its little key! Every giant has a weak side! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
1278:A lot of people give up, but you cant stop me. If you close the door, Ill just jump out the window. ~ Diane Warren,
1279:At the front door I spit on the hinges to keep them from squealing and we eased it silently open. ~ Jeffery Deaver,
1280:Be brief and polite,” the man added in a confidential tone. He winked and exited, closing the door. ~ Brandon Mull,
1281:Bricks are crumbling in places, and the front door is so swollen you have to push hard to get in ~ Sandra Cisneros,
1282:Do you understand Christ to be more like an ox (excuse us, three oxen) or more like a door? ~ Catherynne M Valente,
1283:Everyone is an explorer. How could you possibly live your life looking at a door and not open it? ~ Robert Ballard,
1284:It’s by the door of thought and the window of observation that suffering comes into one’s house. ~ Fernando Pessoa,
1285:Maybe she'd just say she ran into a door; that seemed infinitely more plausible than the truth. ~ Kimberly Derting,
1286:My dad peaks his head in the door at the same instant and Alec launches himself away from the bed. ~ Rebecca Gober,
1287:my fourth day in Rome, my shadow has still not darkened the door way of a church or a museum.. ~ Elizabeth Gilbert,
1288:Silence holds the door against the strife of tongue and all the impertinences of idle conversation. ~ James Hervey,
1289:S’nothing,” she says as she heads out the door. I wonder if she understands the depth of her talent. ~ S G Redling,
1290:The iron bolt...mysteriously fastens the door of hope and holds our spirits in a gloomy prison. ~ Charles Spurgeon,
1291:The Law refines the behavior at the door, whereas Knowledge refines the behavior inside. ~ Abd Al Qadir al Jilani,
1292:The library is an arena of possibility, opening both a window into the soul and a door onto the world. ~ Rita Dove,
1293:The lights flickered. The bands laid down their instruments and the crowds made quiety for the door. ~ Amor Towles,
1294:There was a deep boom, like the rolling in of an ocean wave. The hearse door had been slammed shut. ~ Eudora Welty,
1295:The women who line up at a comic's dressing-room door are not what you'd call your class groupies. ~ George Carlin,
1296:uncovering hidden unforgiveness, bitterness and resentment in our heart is also the door to freedom. ~ Neal Lozano,
1297:"Why struggle to open a door between us, when the whole wall is an illusion?" ~ Jalaluddin Rumi,#door,#illusion,
1298:Young man, consider that the train has left, and all you can do is loudly slam the door in farewell. ~ Mikhail Tal,
1299:A lie is like a cat: you need to stop it before it gets out the door or it’s really hard to catch. ~ Charles M Blow,
1300:an “I need to go out” dance as she stepped in the door, his toenails skittering on the wood floors. ~ Kendra Elliot,
1301:Be empty of worrying. Think of who created thought! Why do you stay in prison When the door is so wide open? ~ Rumi,
1302:Blow it Chix. Blow that door off it's damn hinges."
"Yessir. Off it's damn hinges. That's a roger. ~ Eoin Colfer,
1303:Come when you're called; And do as you're bid; Shut the door after you; And you'll never be chid. ~ Maria Edgeworth,
1304:Death is never an end, but always a beginning. A death is a door opening, not a door closing. ~ Neale Donald Walsch,
1305:Does dreaming of princesses serve a better purpose than dreaming of the front door to the office? ~ Fernando Pessoa,
1306:Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open. ~ Tonya KappesJohn Barrymore ~ Tonya Kappes,
1307:He’d come here to close that door, but instead he had left it wide open for me to walt through. ~ Alexandra Bracken,
1308:I always thought love was a pair of shackles, but I was wrong. Love was the opened door of a cage. ~ J T Geissinger,
1309:I don’t like love as a command, as a search. It must come to you, like a hungry cat at the door. ~ Charles Bukowski,
1310:I don't like love as a command, as a search. it must come to you, like a hungry cat at the door. ~ Charles Bukowski,
1311:If God closes a door AND a window, consider the fact that it might be time to build a whole new house. ~ Mandy Hale,
1312:if you live next door to an apex predator, you shouldn’t go around poking him with a stick. Fiji ~ Charlaine Harris,
1313:If you want to look like the people next door, you're probably smothering yourself into your dreams. ~ Clive Barker,
1314:I’m just here…this lost soul who finally found his home, begging her to open the door and let him in. ~ A L Jackson,
1315:I've got the key to my castle in the air, but whether I can unlock the door remains to be seen. ~ Louisa May Alcott,
1316:I went to a house that was not a house. I opened a door that was not a door. And what I saw, I saw. ~ Simon R Green,
1317:Knowledge knocks on the door of action. If it receives a reply, it stays. Otherwise, it departs. ~ Sufyan al Thawri,
1318:Learning must be like a house with its door always wide open; let everything enters the house! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
1319:She had taken the wrong path, opened the wrong door, and was unable to find her way back. Suddenly, ~ Kate Atkinson,
1320:The door is open, but judging from the slow, mournful melody, I don't think he wants to talk. ~ Lyn Miller Lachmann,
1321:The door of wisdom is always open for those who let their minds taste so many different ideas! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
1322:The Lord's mercy often rides to the door of our heart upon the black horse of affliction. ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon,
1323:When a contradiction is impossible to resolve except by a lie, then we know that it is really a door. ~ Simone Weil,
1324:You keep knocking on the devil's door long enough and sooner or later someone's gonna answer you. ~ Terrence Howard,
1325:You see yourself through his eyes, as The Generic Woman, the skirted symbol of the ladies room door. ~ Melissa Bank,
1326:a few times, and then pushed the screen door open. “Let’s go,” Stern said. As they crossed the porch ~ John Sandford,
1327:A woman's journal is like a door to her soul; men can't open it, but they are definitely a part of it! ~ J D Stroube,
1328:Books are door-shaped portals carrying me across oceans and centuries, helping me feel less along. ~ Margarita Engle,
1329:but her decision opened the door a crack, wide enough for the entire world to pass through. ~ Gabriel Garc a M rquez,
1330:Eh, India,” I groaned. “If I wanted to go to hell, I’d just go up to the front door and ask Satan. ~ Nicole Williams,
1331:For a while he sat idly outside his door brooding in the spring sun.

In "The Lost Phoebe". ~ Theodore Dreiser,
1332:Her imagination was by habit ridiculously active; when the door was not open it jumped out the window. ~ Henry James,
1333:I am getting so tired of these melodramatic exits! - I muttered. - Don't goddesses ever use the door? ~ Jen McConnel,
1334:If I see a door ajar, I push on it to see how far it will open, and if it opens wide I go through it. ~ Paul Johnson,
1335:Ik ben van plan de rest van mijn leven met haar door te brengen, maar dat durf ik nog niet te zeggen ~ Lieke Marsman,
1336:I live in my head a lot and hate people knocking at the door I never want to open in front of witnesses. ~ Ker Dukey,
1337:I'm no optimist", she said as she opened the cabinet door. " I'm just a realist who smiles too much. ~ Tiffany Reisz,
1338:It seems to me we came to the no-going-back place the moment you made the stone door abracadabra away. ~ Kami Garcia,
1339:Let’s get a move on,” Kyle yelled from the front door. “The party doesn’t start until I get there. ~ Debra Anastasia,
1340:Painful memories didn't just ease back in-they shoved the door open hard, all of them and all at once ~ Harlan Coben,
1341:Roy Blount's stuff makes me laugh so hard, sometimes I have to go sit in a room and shut the door ~ Garrison Keillor,
1342:Salvation happens every time someone with a key uses it to open a door he could lock instead. ~ Barbara Brown Taylor,
1343:Sometimes history knocks at the most ordinary door to see if anyone is home. Sometimes someone is. ~ Robert Fulghum,
1344:Sometimes you don’t know when you’re taking the first step through a door until you’re already inside. ~ Ann Voskamp,
1345:Take thy beak from out my heart, and take thy form from off my door!” Quoth the raven, “Nevermore. ~ Edgar Allan Poe,
1346:The eidolons started pounding on the door.
'Who is it?' Leo called.
'Valdez who? ~ Rick Riordan,
1347:We are, each one of us for the other, a key to a door that otherwise would've remained locked forever ~ Jandy Nelson,
1348:Well, if a Little Fuzzy finds a door open, I’d like to know why he shouldn’t come in and look around. ~ H Beam Piper,
1349:When hearing a door creak, the optimist thinks it's opening and the pessimist thinks it's closing. ~ Matthieu Ricard,
1350:When Jace opened the greenhouse door, the scent hit Clary, soft as the padded blow of a cat's paw. ~ Cassandra Clare,
1351:You had a home, and you put a wrecking ball through the front door. Don't look for sympathy from me. ~ Leigh Bardugo,
1352:You open a door and find a midget, and there’s no way you can be in a bad mood. It’s just not possible. ~ Tim Dorsey,
1353:By increasing the size of the keyhole, today's playwrights are in danger of doing away with the door. ~ Peter Ustinov,
1354:Few pleasures are greater than knowing you can close your door, ignore the world and create your own. ~ Tibor Fischer,
1355:He always knows instantly whether I have chosen the wild or the world, directly I get outside the door. ~ Thomas Mann,
1356:he who doesn’t come in by the door, but climbs up some other way, that person is a thief and a robber’? ~ John Bunyan,
1357:Hissy, hissy, little snakey, Slither on the floor, You be good to Morfin Or he’ll nail you to the door. ~ J K Rowling,
1358:I believe that it is higher education's purpose and calling to keep open the door to the American dream. ~ Gordon Gee,
1359:I have a pacemaker in, but it doesn't work very well, because every time I fart the garage door opens. ~ Frank Carson,
1360:I have discovered that, at some point, this side door was broken into by a teenage Korean vandal. ~ Maggie Stiefvater,
1361:In each thing there is a door to knowledge and in each atom is seen the trace of the sun. ~ Baha-ullah: Kitab-al-ikon,
1362:I shut the security-center door, stepped over the giant’s body, and went on my merry, murderous way. ~ Jennifer Estep,
1363:I wanted us to do this, together. I'm not a fucking coat, Marcus. You don't get to check me at the door. ~ V E Schwab,
1364:Misery don't call ahead. That's why you have to stay awake - otherwise it just walks on in your door. ~ Toni Morrison,
1365:My next door neighbor's two dogs have created more shovel-ready jobs than this current administration. ~ Gary Johnson,
1366:Obsessed by a fairy tale, we spend our lives searching for a magic door and a lost kingdom of peace. ~ Eugene O Neill,
1367:Of course, I would like to play the guy next door, but nobody's going to hire me for that kind of role. ~ Brad Dourif,
1368:One of the symptoms of a losing streak is a turnover of top executives. It's a revolving door. ~ Rosabeth Moss Kanter,
1369:On Ernst Lubitsch: He could do more with a closed door than other directors could do with an open fly. ~ Billy Wilder,
1370:Pigpen pushes off the wall. "Won't be far."
Which means he'll be outside the door, standing guard. ~ Katie McGarry,
1371:Real humility knows how to slam a door closed and say no more. You can't be humble without self-love. ~ Bryant McGill,
1372:Rolling her eyes, Anna stepped to the Jeep's door. "You riding with me or using your invisibility cloak? ~ Laura Kaye,
1373:Sometimes you hear a voice through the door calling you... This turning toward what you deeply love saves you. ~ Rumi,
1374:The aim of science is not to open the door to infinite wisdom, but to set a limit to infinite error. ~ Bertolt Brecht,
1375:The Door of Knowledge Through Which the Untutored May Not Pass sticks something wicked in the damp. ~ Terry Pratchett,
1376:The four friends, the only members of the Village Guard, stepped out the door and into the sunlight. ~ Daniel Arenson,
1377:There is something about that moment, when literature becomes accessible, and a door of the world opens. ~ Lois Lowry,
1378:They have been in prison so long that, if the prison door stands open, they would no longer notice! ~ Agatha Christie,
1379:We already know that when two don’t agree, they can’t walk together. Opens the door to confusion. ~ Michelle Stimpson,
1380:When one door closes another one is supposed to open but, if it doesn't you can always climb out the window ~ Unkniwn,
1381:When you open the door and invite in all sentient beings as your guests, you have to drop your agenda. ~ Pema Chodron,
1382:You can shoo people away in real life, but not when they force their way in through the dream door. ~ Donna Lynn Hope,
1383:You're a prefect? Oh Ronnie! That's everyone in the family!" "What are Fred and I? Next door neighbors? ~ J K Rowling,
1384:A book is a loaded gun in the house next door...Who knows who might be the target of the well-read man? ~ Ray Bradbury,
1385:A secret in his mouth, is like a wild bird put into a cage; whose door no sooner opens, but 'tis out. ~ Samuel Johnson,
1386:Grace is like a lake of drinkable water right outside your door. But you stay inside and die of thirst. ~ Maya Angelou,
1387:He pulled the door open and saw a Checker cab sitting out there, an ambassador from the land of sanity. ~ Stephen King,
1388:I do not chase after anyone if you wanna walk out my life then I will hold the fu****g door open for you ~ Wiz Khalifa,
1389:I feel like I've passed through a certain door in my life and that I'm standing in a different room now. ~ Sheryl Crow,
1390:In life, courage is sometimes to enter through the door and sometimes it is to walk out the door! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
1391:I paused before the door and used the SoldierVision to confirm the hallway was clear before opening it. ~ Barry Eisler,
1392:I think there are influences that you open the door to, and influences that come under the door. ~ Harrison Birtwistle,
1393:It’s so much easier to shut the refrigerator door, which is totally a metaphor, I realize, for my life ~ Matthew Quick,
1394:It’s too late. It’s too late. Through the open door of the bathroom I see a watersoaked bag on the floor. ~ John Rechy,
1395:I’ve always believed that when the devil’s at your door you have to tell him to get the fuck out. ~ Jared Yates Sexton,
1396:I will not be like a bird bred in a cage, I thought, too dull to fly even when the door stands open. ~ Madeline Miller,
1397:Jesus says: ‘Look! I stand at the door and knock. If you hear my voice and open the door, I will come in. ~ Tim LaHaye,
1398:No,” she said suddenly. “It’s not a cage, Nox.” She put her hand on his shoulder. “Love is an open door. ~ Kami Garcia,
1399:One door away from heaven And the key is ours to lose. One door away from heaven But oh, the entry dues. ~ Dean Koontz,
1400:Opportunity rarely knocks on your door. Knock rather on opportunity's door if you ardently wish to enter. ~ B C Forbes,
1401:The closet door is open for me, where I left it, since I left it open, it has graciously stayed open. ~ Allen Ginsberg,
1402:The great contributors in life are those who, though afraid of the knock at the door, still answer it. ~ Stephen Covey,
1403:Then she turned for the great mouth of a door, and by the time it inhaled her, she was a much older woman. ~ John Hart,
1404:The person who believes he must earn the right to go through the door of eternal life will miss the mark. ~ Max Anders,
1405:There are such moments in life, when, in order for heaven to open, it is necessary for a door to close. ~ Jos Saramago,
1406:There is kindness in the world, if we know how to look for it. If we never start denying it the door. ~ Seanan McGuire,
1407:"There's a door," he whispered. "Where does it go?" "It stays where it is, I think," said Rincewind. ~ Terry Pratchett,
1408:There's a key for every door, and if you can't find it, you can make one. That's always an option. ~ Pharrell Williams,
1409:The wind bent to her will. She spun in place, starting for the door. She had to find Aldrik and tell him. ~ Elise Kova,
1410:When Jace opened the greenhouse door, the scent hit Clary, soft as the padded blow of a cat's paw... ~ Cassandra Clare,
1411:When you open the door to hate, you will find/ it swallows you whole/ and there is no/ life left inside. ~ Skila Brown,
1412:After I go out this door, I may only exist in the minds of all my acquaintances…I may be an orange peel. ~ J D Salinger,
1413:After two or three days, the door will close and you will not be able to make those changes as easily. ~ Frederick Lenz,
1414:Are you decent?" Tick-Tick called through the door.
I said what I was supposed to: "No, but I'm dressed. ~ Emma Bull,
1415:Avarice is a closed door, you don't know what's happening behind it, & before knocking you feel anxious. ~ Rachilde,
1416:Her attention remained divided between the page in her hand and, fifty feet away, the closed bedroom door. ~ Ian McEwan,
1417:I can imagine nothing more tiresome than always to speak of people as if they were listening at the door. ~ Ethel Smyth,
1418:If I had known you would show up at my door one day, I'd have done everything differently. Everything. ~ Colleen Hoover,
1419:In any relationship there are certain doors that should never be opened. The bathroom door, for example. ~ Richard Jeni,
1420:In fact, genetic medicine has brought the problems of rare genetic conditions right to my own door. ~ Francis S Collins,
1421:I opened the door. “Don’t do that,” said a green, globby person. “You’ll let the space-time continuum in. ~ Neil Gaiman,
1422:Naturally, when life's lessons knock at the door of our life, happiness can be momentarily obscured. ~ Michael Beckwith,
1423:Sometimes we stare so long at a door that is closing that we see too late the one that is open. ~ Alexander Graham Bell,
1424:Take thy beak from out my heart, and take thy form from off my door!”
Quoth the raven, “Nevermore. ~ Edgar Allan Poe,
1425:The household is a school of power. There, within the door, learn the tragi-comedy of human life. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
1426:The Judge is before the door: he that cometh will come, and will not tarry: his reward is with him. ~ George Whitefield,
1427:The Lord is knocking at the door of our hearts. Have we put a sign on the door saying: 'Do not disturb'? ~ Pope Francis,
1428:There are some mosques with facilities for women; it's usually a back room with a back-door entrance. ~ Ayaan Hirsi Ali,
1429:There's a phrase over the door; she called to him. "Haec est porta coeli."..."Here is the gate to heaven. ~ Nancy Horan,
1430:There's no better credit card in the world than driving up at a bank door in a Cadillac limousine. ~ Tennessee Williams,
1431:The Soul selects her own Society — Then — shuts the Door — To her divine Majority — Present no more — ~ Emily Dickinson,
1432:The tough thing about writing is you go into a room alone, you close the door and you do your work. ~ Randy Wayne White,
1433:Trust was hard earned once lost, but closure was as easy as shutting the door and being willing to move on. ~ K A Linde,
1434:Watching a baby being born is a little like watching a wet St. Bernard coming in through the cat door. ~ Jeff Foxworthy,
1435:You may not reach anywhere with a single step; but with it, you open the door leading to infinity! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
1436:After I go out this door, I may only exist in the minds of all my acquaintances. I may be an orange peel. ~ J D Salinger,
1437:A man always blames the woman who fools him. In the same way he blames the door he walks into in the dark. ~ H L Mencken,
1438:depression was to be feared—and he could feel it sniffing around outside his door, looking for a way in. ~ John Sandford,
1439:Faith without works is like a song you can't sing. It's about as useless as a screen door on a submarine. ~ Rich Mullins,
1440:Follow your bliss and don't be afraid, and door will open where you didn't know they were going to be. ~ Joseph Campbell,
1441:Going door to door and talking to people, convincing them to vote - this is what I call Organizing 101. ~ Dolores Huerta,
1442:His landlady came to the door, loosely wrapped in dressing gown and shawl; her husband followed ejaculating. ~ H G Wells,
1443:If you're interested in the door to the heavens opening, start with the door to your own secret self. ~ Elizabeth Lesser,
1444:I love how you still think if you tell me to do something, I'll just check my brain at the door and do it. ~ C J Redwine,
1445:I'm going to your mother, y'see... she's got 'em to leave a back door open... so I can steal into 'eaven. ~ Lisa Kleypas,
1446:Influence could get me inside the door, but my productivity and the quality of my work were the real tests. ~ Ben Carson,
1447:In moments of surprise we catch at least a glimpse of the joy to which gratefulness opens the door. ~ David Steindl Rast,
1448:It is time to start going door to door and convincing our neighbours to vote for a clean-energy future. ~ Eban Goodstein,
1449:It was 11:04 when Patrick walked through the door that final night almost a dozen years ago. I remember ~ Kristin Harmel,
1450:Now be silent. Let the One who creates the words speak. He made the door. He made the lock. He also made the key. ~ Rumi,
1451:One day soon it will stumble up the walk and knock, knock hard, and you will have to answer the door. ~ Naomi Shihab Nye,
1452:Posting online is like leaving your front door open and telling any creature of the night it can enter. ~ Victor LaValle,
1453:(Scene, not verbal quote)
He flung the door open…
And Jean-Luc popped through like a Whac-a-Mole. ~ Tonya Burrows,
1454:Shadow IV. Calm in Storm V. The Wood-Sawyer VI. Triumph VII. A Knock at the Door VIII. A Hand at Cards ~ Charles Dickens,
1455:The Baron was one of Westphalia's most potent aristocrats, since his mansion boasted both a door and windows. ~ Voltaire,
1456:The definition of a gentleman is a man who enters a revolving door in front of you and exits behind you. ~ Chloe Thurlow,
1457:The door that closed kept us from entering a room, but what now lies before us is the rest of reality. ~ Parker J Palmer,
1458:The mother- poor invaded soul- finds even the bathroom door no bar to hammering little hands. ~ Charlotte Perkins Gilman,
1459:There is no need to look for God here or there. He is no farther away than the door of your own heart. ~ Meister Eckhart,
1460:Using the bathroom in a frat house is like hanging out the door of a speeding car. You’re taking a risk. ~ Kandi Steiner,
1461:What's purple mean?" Adrian put his hand on the door. "Gotta go, Sage. Dont want to keep Dorothy waiting ~ Richelle Mead,
1462:With one sentence and two steps, forever began. Till Page walked through my door for the very first time. ~ Aly Martinez,
1463:You're a prefect? Oh Ronnie! That's everyone in the family!"
"What are Fred and I? Next door neighbors? ~ J K Rowling,
1464:A locked door was suddenly opened in the back of my mind and a barrage of demented clowns came rushing out. ~ Amy Astorga,
1465:As a bull roars when feeding in the field, so roared the goodly door touched by the key and open flew before her. ~ Homer,
1466:Because there's only two ways to treat a door in scene: Slam it shut or fling it open. The rest is amateur. ~ Tim Federle,
1467:Billy: Dad, there is a man at the door collecting for the new swimming pool.
Dad: Give him a glass of water! ~ Various,
1468:But then you slammed a door handle into my gut. And when a girl does that to a guy; it means she likes him. ~ Lisa McMann,
1469:"Close the language-door and open the love-window. The moon won't use the door, only the window" ~ Jalaluddin Rumi #quote,
1470:Did you forget to lock the door, my sweet?” I asked the man at my feet, though I kept my eyes on Magnus. ~ Sloane Kennedy,
1471:Don’t waste a minute not being happy. If one window closes, run to the next window—or break down a door. ~ Brooke Shields,
1472:Every call you make, every door you knock, every friend you register to vote could make the difference. ~ Hillary Clinton,
1473:First set a strong and clear inner voice and then do all that you want to achieve and the door will be opened. ~ Amit Ray,
1474:From being a waiter, to a door-to-door salesman, to a car-washer, to a delivery boy - I have done it all. ~ Randeep Hooda,
1475:he got up and moved in clouds and darkness out at one door as she brought song and sunshine in at the other. ~ Mark Twain,
1476:Her eyes, a closed book,
her heart, a locked door;
she writes melancholy
like she's lived it before. ~ Lang Leav,
1477:I dream with open eyes,' he answered, looking around at the door, 'and others see my dreams. That is all. ~ David Lindsay,
1478:If you cannot find Christ in the beggar at the church door, you will not find Him in the chalice. ~ Saint John Chrysostom,
1479:I hear the first drops. Like the tapping of a stranger at the door of a dream, the rain changes everything. ~ Karen Hesse,
1480:I neglect God and his angles for the noise of a fly, for the rattling of a coach, for the whining of a door. ~ John Donne,
1481:I think the dying pray at the last not "please," but "thank you," as a guest thanks his host at the door. ~ Annie Dillard,
1482:O shut the door! and when thou hast done so,
Come weep with me; past hope, past cure, past help! ~ William Shakespeare,
1483:Patience in the face of the bitterness of misfortune is the door to the sweetness of intimate discourse. ~ Naguib Mahfouz,
1484:should’ve found out what she was running from when she had shown up at his door with her two kids in tow. ~ Melinda Leigh,
1485:Someone knocked on his front door, someone brave because Rylan knew he’d not been fit company for anyone. ~ Mary Connealy,
1486:Take thy beak from out my heart, and take thy form from off my door!” Quoth the Raven, “Nevermore.” And ~ Edgar Allan Poe,
1487:The door of God’s mercy is thrown wide open, and Christ stands in the door and says to sinners ‘Come.’ ~ Jonathan Edwards,
1488:The door', replied Maimie, 'will always, always be open, and mother will always be waiting at it for me. ~ James M Barrie,
1489:There was a four year old child whose next door neighbor was an elderly gentleman who had recently lost his wife. ~ Hafez,
1490:Through the screen was a carved oak door, a door that, barring a tornado or fire, would outlast the house. ~ Theresa Weir,
1491:To offer toleration to those gripped by animosity to your way of life is to open the door to destruction. ~ Roger Scruton,
1492:To really ask is to open the door to the whirlwind. The answer may annihilate the question and the questioner ~ Anne Rice,
1493:When people want to love you, let them. When people open a door like that, never close it, not even to hide. ~ Kim Zarins,
1494:When two individuals come together and leave their gender outside the bedroom door, then they make love. ~ Andrea Dworkin,
1495:You might be a redneck if you hammer bottle caps into the frame of your front door to make it look nice. ~ Jeff Foxworthy,
1496:A long shot?” I ask, pausing at the door to give him a cocky grin. “Last I heard, I’m pretty good at those. ~ Kennedy Ryan,
1497:At his apartment she peed with the bathroom door open. It sounded like a visiting horse was relieving itself. ~ Jojo Moyes,
1498:At the door of life by the gate of breath, There are worse things waiting for men than death. ~ Algernon Charles Swinburne,
1499:Don't waste a minute not being happy. If one window closes, run to the next window- or break down a door. ~ Brooke Shields,
1500:Every day's an adventure when I step out of my door. That's why I usually wear a hat and keep my head low. ~ Steve Buscemi,

IN CHAPTERS [300/1304]

  423 Integral Yoga
  400 Poetry
   93 Fiction
   77 Mysticism
   75 Philosophy
   67 Occultism
   52 Yoga
   36 Christianity
   28 Psychology
   15 Mythology
   10 Philsophy
   8 Islam
   5 Theosophy
   5 Baha i Faith
   4 Science
   4 Integral Theory
   3 Sufism
   3 Hinduism
   3 Education
   2 Buddhism
   1 Zen
   1 Cybernetics
   1 Alchemy

  268 The Mother
  182 Sri Aurobindo
  167 Satprem
   76 H P Lovecraft
   61 Nolini Kanta Gupta
   58 William Wordsworth
   44 Sri Ramakrishna
   43 Rabindranath Tagore
   35 William Butler Yeats
   32 James George Frazer
   31 Walt Whitman
   26 Robert Browning
   22 John Keats
   22 Carl Jung
   20 Percy Bysshe Shelley
   16 Aleister Crowley
   14 Saint John of Climacus
   13 A B Purani
   12 Jorge Luis Borges
   12 Anonymous
   11 Jalaluddin Rumi
   11 Friedrich Nietzsche
   10 Ralph Waldo Emerson
   10 Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
   10 Ovid
   10 Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
   9 Saint Augustine of Hippo
   9 Lucretius
   8 Muhammad
   8 Edgar Allan Poe
   7 Hafiz
   7 Aldous Huxley
   6 Omar Khayyam
   6 Nirodbaran
   6 Lewis Carroll
   6 Henry David Thoreau
   6 Hakim Sanai
   5 Swami Vivekananda
   5 Sri Ramana Maharshi
   5 Rudolf Steiner
   5 Li Bai
   5 Joseph Campbell
   5 Jordan Peterson
   5 Friedrich Schiller
   5 Baha u llah
   4 Saint Teresa of Avila
   4 Rainer Maria Rilke
   4 Plato
   3 Swami Krishnananda
   3 Plotinus
   3 George Van Vrekhem
   2 Sun Buer
   2 Solomon ibn Gabirol
   2 Paul Richard
   2 Mirabai
   2 Ken Wilber
   2 Jorge Luis Borges
   2 Farid ud-Din Attar
   2 Alice Bailey
   2 Al-Ghazali

   76 Lovecraft - Poems
   58 Wordsworth - Poems
   43 The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna
   41 Tagore - Poems
   35 Yeats - Poems
   32 The Golden Bough
   32 Savitri
   29 Whitman - Poems
   26 Browning - Poems
   25 The Synthesis Of Yoga
   22 Keats - Poems
   21 Agenda Vol 01
   20 Shelley - Poems
   20 Questions And Answers 1957-1958
   20 Agenda Vol 03
   18 Questions And Answers 1953
   17 Collected Poems
   16 Letters On Yoga IV
   16 Agenda Vol 02
   15 Prayers And Meditations
   14 The Ladder of Divine Ascent
   14 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 07
   13 The Bible
   13 Questions And Answers 1955
   13 Evening Talks With Sri Aurobindo
   13 Agenda Vol 10
   13 Agenda Vol 07
   13 Agenda Vol 04
   12 Words Of Long Ago
   12 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02
   11 Sri Aurobindo or the Adventure of Consciousness
   11 Record of Yoga
   11 Questions And Answers 1956
   11 Questions And Answers 1954
   11 On the Way to Supermanhood
   10 Questions And Answers 1950-1951
   10 Metamorphoses
   10 Magick Without Tears
   10 Emerson - Poems
   10 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 04
   10 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03
   10 Agenda Vol 13
   9 Thus Spoke Zarathustra
   9 The Life Divine
   9 Of The Nature Of Things
   9 Mysterium Coniunctionis
   9 Labyrinths
   9 Agenda Vol 08
   8 Quran
   8 Faust
   8 Agenda Vol 11
   8 Agenda Vol 09
   7 The Perennial Philosophy
   7 Rumi - Poems
   7 Poe - Poems
   7 On Thoughts And Aphorisms
   7 City of God
   6 Walden
   6 Twelve Years With Sri Aurobindo
   6 The Secret Of The Veda
   6 Hafiz - Poems
   6 Essays On The Gita
   6 Essays In Philosophy And Yoga
   6 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 05
   6 Anonymous - Poems
   6 Alice in Wonderland
   6 Agenda Vol 05
   5 Vedic and Philological Studies
   5 The Secret Doctrine
   5 The Practice of Psycho therapy
   5 The Hero with a Thousand Faces
   5 Some Answers From The Mother
   5 Schiller - Poems
   5 Maps of Meaning
   5 Liber ABA
   5 Li Bai - Poems
   5 Letters On Yoga II
   5 Agenda Vol 06
   5 5.1.01 - Ilion
   4 The Red Book Liber Novus
   4 The Phenomenon of Man
   4 The Human Cycle
   4 The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious
   4 Talks
   4 Rilke - Poems
   4 Questions And Answers 1929-1931
   4 On Education
   4 Kena and Other Upanishads
   4 Hymns to the Mystic Fire
   4 Borges - Poems
   4 Aion
   3 Words Of The Mother III
   3 The Study and Practice of Yoga
   3 Theosophy
   3 The Interior Castle or The Mansions
   3 The Future of Man
   3 The Divine Comedy
   3 The Book of Certitude
   3 The Blue Cliff Records
   3 Preparing for the Miraculous
   3 Letters On Yoga I
   3 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 08
   3 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 06
   3 Agenda Vol 12
   3 A Garden of Pomegranates - An Outline of the Qabalah
   2 Words Of The Mother II
   2 Twilight of the Idols
   2 The Tibetan Yogas of Dream and Sleep
   2 The Confessions of Saint Augustine
   2 The Alchemy of Happiness
   2 The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
   2 Symposium
   2 Song of Myself
   2 Sex Ecology Spirituality
   2 Selected Fictions
   2 Raja-Yoga
   2 Plotinus - Complete Works Vol 04
   2 Knowledge of the Higher Worlds
   2 Isha Upanishad
   2 Hymn of the Universe
   2 Goethe - Poems
   2 Essays Divine And Human
   2 Crowley - Poems
   2 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01
   2 Bhakti-Yoga
   2 A Treatise on Cosmic Fire
   2 Agenda Vol 1
   2 Advanced Dungeons and Dragons 2E

0 0.01 - Introduction, #Agenda Vol 1, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  We landed there, one day in February 1954, having emerged from our Guianese forest and a certain number of dead-end peripluses; we had knocked upon all the doors of the old world before reaching that point of absolute impossibility where it was truly necessary to embark into something else or once and for all put a bullet through the brain of this slightly superior ape. The first thing that struck us was this exotic Notre Dame with its burning incense sticks, its effigies and its prostrations in immaculate white: a Church. We nearly jumped into the first train out that very evening, bound straight for the Himalayas, or the devil. But we remained near Mother for nineteen years. What was it, then, that could have held us there? We had not left Guiana to become a little saint in white or to enter some new religion. 'I did not come upon earth to found an ashram; that would have been a poor aim indeed,' She wrote in 1934. What did all this mean, then, this 'Ashram' that was already registered as the owner of a great spiritual business, and this fragile, little silhouette at the center of all these zealous worshippers? In truth, there is no better way to smother someone than to worship him: he chokes beneath the weight of worship, which moreover gives the worshipper claim to ownership. 'Why do you want to worship?' She exclaimed. 'You have but to become! It is the laziness to become that makes one worship.' She wanted so much to make them
   become this 'something else,' but it was far easier to worship and quiescently remain what one was.
  'spiritual life': it was all so comfortable, for we had a supreme 'symbol' of it right there. She let us do as we pleased, She even opened up all kinds of little heavens in us, along with a few hells, since they go together. She even opened the door in us to a certain 'liberation,' which in the end was as soporific as eternity - but there was nowhere to get out: it WAS eternity. We were trapped on all sides. There was nothing left but these 4m2 of skin, the last refuge, that which we wanted to flee by way of above or below, by way of Guiana or the Himalayas. She was waiting for us just there, at the end of our spiritual or not so spiritual pirouettes. Matter was her concern. It took us seven years to understand that She was beginning there, 'where the other yogas leave off,' as Sri Aurobindo had already said twenty-five years earlier. It was necessary to have covered all the paths of the Spirit and all those of Matter, or in any case a large number geographically, before discovering, or even simply understanding, that 'something else' was really Something Else. It was not an improved
  Spirit nor even an improved Matter, but ... it could be called 'nothing,' so contrary was it to all we know. For the caterpillar, a butterfly is nothing, it is not even visible and has nothing in common with caterpillar heavens nor even caterpillar matter. So there we were, trapped in an impossible adventure. One does not return from there: one must cross the bridge to the other side. Then one day in that seventh year, while we still believed in liberations and the collected Upanishads, highlighted with a few glorious visions to relieve the commonplace (which remained appallingly commonplace), while we were still considering 'the Mother of the Ashram' rather like some spiritual super-director (endowed, albeit, with a disarming yet ever so provocative smile, as though

00.01 - The Approach to Mysticism, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   The mystic's knowledge is a part and a formation of his life. That is why it is a knowledge not abstract and remote but living and intimate and concrete. It is a knowledge that pulsates with delight: indeed it is the radiance that is shed by the purest and intensest joy. For this reason it may be that in approaching through the heart there is a chance of one's getting arrested there and not caring for the still higher, the solar lights; but this need not be so. In the heart there is a golden door leading to the deepest delights, but there is also a diamond door opening up into the skies of the brightest luminosities.
   For it must be understood that the heart, the mystic heart, is not the external thing which is the seat of emotion or passion; it is the secret heart that is behind, the inner heartantarhdaya of the Upanishadwhich is the centre of the individual consciousness, where all the divergent lines of that consciousness meet and from where they take their rise. That is what the Upanishad means when it says that the heart has a hundred channels which feed the human vehicle. That is the source, the fount and origin, the very substance of the true personality. Mystic knowledge the true mystic knowledge which saves and fulfilsbegins with the awakening or the entrance into this real being. This being is pure and luminous and blissful and sovereignly real, because it is a portion, a spark of the Divine Consciousness and Nature: a contact and communion with it brings automatically into play the light and the truth that are its substance. At the same time it is an uprising flame that reaches out naturally to higher domains of consciousness and manifests them through its translucid dynamism.

00.01 - The Mother on Savitri, #Sweet Mother - Harmonies of Light, #unset, #Zen
  My child, yes, everything is there: mysticism, occultism, philosophy, the history of evolution, the history of man, of the gods, of creation, of Nature. How the universe was created, why, for what purpose, what destiny - all is there. You can find all the answers to all your questions there. Everything is explained, even the future of man and of the evolution, all that nobody yet knows. He has described it all in beautiful and clear words so that spiritual adventurers who wish to solve the mysteries of the world may understand it more easily. But this mystery is well hidden behind the words and lines and one must rise to the required level of true consciousness to discover it. All prophesies, all that is going to come is presented with the precise and wonderful clarity. Sri Aurobindo gives you here the key to find the Truth, to discover the Consciousness, to solve the problem of what the universe is. He has also indicated how to open the door of the Inconscience so that the light may penetrate there and transform it. He has shown the path, the way to liberate oneself from the ignorance and climb up to the superconscience; each stage, each plane of consciousness, how they can be scaled, how one can cross even the barrier of death and attain immortality. You will find the whole journey in detail, and as you go forward you can discover things altogether unknown to man. That is Savitri and much more yet. It is a real experience - reading Savitri. All the secrets that man possessed, He has revealed, - as well as all that awaits him in the future; all this is found in the depth of Savitri. But one must have the knowledge to discover it all, the experience of the planes of consciousness, the experience of the Supermind, even the experience of the conquest of Death. He has noted all the stages, marked each step in order to advance integrally in the integral Yoga.
  All this is His own experience, and what is most surprising is that it is my own experience also. It is my sadhana which He has worked out. Each object, each event, each realisation, all the descriptions, even the colours are exactly what I saw and the words, phrases are also exactly what I heard. And all this before having read the book. I read Savitri many times afterwards, but earlier, when He was writing He used to read it to me. Every morning I used to hear Him read Savitri. During the night He would write and in the morning read it to me. And I observed something curious, that day after day the experiences He read out to me in the morning were those I had had the previous night, word by word. Yes, all the descriptions, the colours, the pictures I had seen, the words I had heard, all, all, I heard it all, put by Him into poetry, into miraculous poetry. Yes, they were exactly my experiences of the previous night which He read out to me the following morning. And it was not just one day by chance, but for days and days together. And every time I used to compare what He said with my previous experiences and they were always the same. I repeat, it was not that I had told Him my experiences and that He had noted them down afterwards, no, He knew already what I had seen. It is my experiences He has presented at length and they were His experiences also. It is, moreover, the picture of Our joint adventure into the unknown or rather into the Supermind.

0 0.02 - Topographical Note, #Agenda Vol 1, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  From 1960, the Agenda took its final shape arid grew for thirteen years, until May 1973, filling thirteen volumes in all (some six thousand pages), with a change of setting in March 1962 at the time of the Great Turning in Mother's yoga when She permanently retired to her room upstairs, as had Sri Aurobindo in 1926. The interviews then took place high up in this large room carpeted in golden wool, like a ship's stateroom, amidst the rustling of the Copper Pod tree and the cawing of crows. Mother would sit in a low rosewood chair, her face turned towards Sri Aurobindo's tomb, as though She were wearing down the distance separating that world from our own. Her voice had become like that of a child, one could hear her laughter. She always laughed, this Mother. And then her long silences. Until the day the disciples closed her door on us. It was May 19, 1973. We did not want to believe it. She was alone, just as we were suddenly alone. Slowly, painfully, we had to discover the why of this rupture. We understood nothing of the jealousies of the old species, we did not yet realize that they were becoming the 'owners' of Mother - of the Ashram, of Auroville, of
  Sri Aurobindo, of everything - and that the new world was going to be denatured into a new

0.00a - Introduction, #A Garden of Pomegranates - An Outline of the Qabalah, #Israel Regardie, #Occultism
  In view of this situation it is doubly reassuring to know that, even in the midst of chaotic concepts and conditions there still remains a door through which man, individually, can enter into a vast store-house of knowledge, knowledge as dependable and immutable as the measured tread of Eternity.
  For this reason I am especially pleased to be writing an introduction to a new edition of A Garden of Pomegranates. I feel that never, perhaps, was the need more urgent for just such a roadmap as the Qabalistic system provides. It should be equally useful to any who chooses to follow it, whether he be Jew, Christian or Buddhist, Deist, Theosophist, agnostic or atheist.

0.00 - INTRODUCTION, #The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, #Sri Ramakrishna, #Hinduism
   Sri Ramakrishna has described the incident: "The Divine Mother revealed to me in the Kali temple that it was She who had become everything. She showed me that everything was full of Consciousness. The image was Consciousness, the altar was Consciousness, the water-vessels were Consciousness, the door-sill was Consciousness, the marble floor was Consciousness — all was Consciousness. I found everything inside the room soaked, as it were, in Bliss — the Bliss of God. I saw a wicked man in front of the Kali temple; but in him also I saw the power of the Divine Mother vibrating. That was why I fed a cat with the food that was to be offered to the Divine Mother. I clearly perceived that all this was the Divine Mother — even the cat. The manager of the temple garden wrote to Mathur Babu saying that I was feeding the cat with the offering intended for the Divine Mother. But Mathur Babu had insight into the state of my mind. He wrote back to the manager: 'Let him do whatever he likes. You must not say anything to him.'"
   One of the painful ailments from which Sri Ramakrishna suffered at this time was a burning sensation in his body, and he was cured by a strange vision. During worship in the temple, following the scriptural injunctions, he would imagine the presence of the "sinner" in himself and the destruction of this "sinner". One day he was meditating in the Panchavati, when he saw come out of him a red-eyed man of black complexion, reeling like a drunkard. Soon there emerged from him another person, of serene countenance, wearing the ochre cloth of a sannyasi and carrying in his hand a trident. The second person attacked the first and killed him with the trident. Thereafter Sri Ramakrishna was free of his pain.
   The Europeanized Kristodas Pal did not approve of the Master's emphasis on renunciation and said; "Sir, this cant of renunciation has almost ruined the country. It is for this reason that the Indians are a subject nation today. Doing good to others, bringing education to the door of the ignorant, and above all, improving the material conditions of the country — these should be our duty now. The cry of religion and renunciation would, on the contrary, only weaken us. You should advise the young men of Bengal to resort only to such acts as will uplift the country." Sri Ramakrishna gave him a searching look and found no divine light within, "You man of poor understanding!" Sri Ramakrishna said sharply. "You dare to slight in these terms renunciation and piety, which our scriptures describe as the greatest of all virtues! After reading two pages of English you think you have come to know the world! You appear to think you are omniscient. Well, have you seen those tiny crabs that are born in the Ganges just when the rains set in? In this big universe you are even less significant than one of those small creatures. How dare you talk of helping the world? The Lord will look to that. You haven't the power in you to do it." After a pause the Master continued: "Can you explain to me how you can work for others? I know what you mean by helping them. To feed a number of persons, to treat them when they are sick, to construct a road or dig a well — isn't that all? These, are good deeds, no doubt, but how trifling in comparison with the vastness of the universe! How far can a man advance in this line? How many people can you save from famine? Malaria has ruined a whole province; what could you do to stop its onslaught? God alone looks after the world. Let a man first realize Him. Let a man get the authority from God and be endowed with His power; then, and then alone, may he think of doing good to others. A man should first be purged of all egotism. Then alone will the Blissful Mother ask him to work for the world." Sri Ramakrishna mistrusted philanthropy that presumed to pose as charity. He warned people against it. He saw in most acts of philanthropy nothing but egotism, vanity, a desire for glory, a barren excitement to kill the boredom of life, or an attempt to soothe a guilty conscience. True charity, he taught, is the result of love of God — service to man in a spirit of worship.
   At the beginning of 1884 Narendra's father suddenly died of heart-failure, leaving the family in a state of utmost poverty. There were six or seven mouths to feed at home. Creditors were knocking at the door. Relatives who had accepted his father's unstinted kindness now became enemies, some even bringing suit to deprive Narendra of his ancestral home. Actually starving and barefoot, Narendra searched for a job, but without success. He began to doubt whether anywhere in the world there was such a thing as unselfish sympathy. Two rich women made evil proposals to him and promised to put an end to his distress; but he refused them with contempt.
   Narendra began to talk of his doubt of the very existence of God. His friends thought he had become an atheist, and piously circulated gossip adducing unmentionable motives for his unbelief. His moral character was maligned. Even some of the Master's disciples partly believed the gossip, and Narendra told these to their faces that only a coward believed in God through fear of suffering or hell. But he was distressed to think that Sri Ramakrishna, too, might believe these false reports. His pride revolted. He said to himself: "What does it matter? If a man's good name rests on such slender foundations, I don't care." But later on he was amazed to learn that the Master had never lost faith in him. To a disciple who complained about Narendra's degradation, Sri Ramakrishna replied: "Hush, you fool! The Mother has told me it can never be so. I won't look at you if you speak that way again."
   The Master did not hide the fact that he wished to make Narendra his spiritual heir. Narendra was to continue the work after Sri Ramakrishna's passing. Sri Ramakrishna said to him: "I leave these young men in your charge. See that they develop their spirituality and do not return home." One day he asked the boys, in preparation for a monastic life, to beg their food from door to door without thought of caste. They hailed the Master's order and went out with begging-bowls. A few days later he gave the ochre cloth of the sannyasi to each of them, including Girish, who was now second to none in his spirit of renunciation. Thus the Master himself laid the foundation of the future Ramakrishna Order of monks.
   Sri Ramakrishna was sinking day by day. His diet was reduced to a minimum and he found it almost impossible to swallow. He whispered to M.: "I am bearing all this cheerfully, for otherwise you would be weeping. If you all say that it is better that the body should go rather than suffer this torture, I am willing." The next morning he said to his depressed disciples seated near the bed: "Do you know what I see? I see that God alone has become everything. Men and animals are only frameworks covered with skin, and it is He who is moving through their heads and limbs. I see that it is God Himself who has become the block, the executioner, and the victim for the sacrifice.' He fainted with emotion. Regaining partial consciousness, he said: "Now I have no pain. I am very well." Looking at Latu he said: "There sits Latu resting his head on the palm of his hand. To me it is the Lord who is seated in that posture."

0.02 - Letters to a Sadhak, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  fact that the "gris entretien" must be kept for the doors and windows in Sri Aurobindo's room only, told to those in charge?(!)
  Why was my stool at all painted with gris entretien? I did
  that by the time I came out and closed the door, he
  should be gone. So I replied, "Yes, Mother, the last man
  The main door of your being is open, but certain other doors
  are still not open. You must open them all, for I am there and I

0.03 - III - The Evening Sittings, #Evening Talks With Sri Aurobindo, #unset, #Zen
   From 1922 to 1926, No. 9, Rue de la Marine, where he and the Mother had shifted, was the place where the sittings were held. There, also upstairs, was a less broad verandah than at the Guest House, a little bigger table in front of the central door out of three, and a broad Japanese chair, the table covered with a better cloth than the one in the Guest House, a small flower vase, an ash-tray, a block calendar indicating the date and an ordinary time-piece, and a number of chairs in front in a line. The evening sittings used to be after meditation at 4 or 4.30 p.m. After 24 November 1926, the sittings began to get later and later, till the limit of 1 o'clock at night was reached. Then the curtain fell. Sri Aurobindo retired completely after December 1926, and the evening sittings came to a close.
   On 8 February 1927, Sri Aurobindo and the Mother moved to No. 28, Rue Franois Martin, a house on the north-east of the same block as No. 9, Rue de la Marine.

0.03 - Letters to My little smile, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  Be careful, child, do not open the door to depression, discouragement and revolt - this leads far, far away from consciousness and makes you sink into the depths of obscurity
  where happiness can no longer enter. Your great strength was
  But you must close to them the doors of your thoughts and
  feelings as carefully as a prudent man bolts the doors of his

0.04 - The Systems of Yoga, #The Synthesis Of Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Nature the equilibrium is based upon the individualisation of a limited quantity and force of the Prana; more than that the individual is by personal and hereditary habit unable to bear, use or control. In Hathayoga, the equilibrium opens a door to the universalisation of the individual vitality by admitting into the body, containing, using and controlling a much less fixed and limited action of the universal energy.
  The chief processes of Hathayoga are asana and pran.ayama.

0.06 - Letters to a Young Sadhak, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  It is impossible to cease to be; nothing that belongs to the manifested universe can go out of it except through the door of
  spiritual liberation, that is, transformation.
  Nothing is better than a confession for opening the closed doors.
  Tell me what you fear most to tell me, and immediately you will

0.07 - Letters to a Sadhak, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  The Divine's Grace is there - open your door and welcome it.
  With my love and blessings.

0.08 - Letters to a Young Captain, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  the heart, the emotional centre, the door of the psychic or rather
  the door leading to the psychic.
  The mind by its nature is curious and interested; it sees, it

01.01 - The Symbol Dawn, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  The key to the flaming doors of ecstasy.
  And the tired feet of thought approached her doors.

01.02 - The Issue, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Empowered to force the door denied and closed
  Smote from Death's visage its dumb absolute

01.03 - Mystic Poetry, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Parting a door to things unseized by earth-sense, ||6.12||
   It lifted the heavy curtain of the flesh.. . . ||6.18||
   A door parted, built in by Matters force,
   Releasing things unseized by earthly sense: ||6.12||

01.03 - The Yoga of the King - The Yoga of the Souls Release, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  A door parted, built in by Matter's force,
  Releasing things unseized by earthly sense:
  The inner planes uncovered their crystal doors;
  Strange powers and influences touched his life.

01.04 - The Secret Knowledge, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  A wider consciousness opens then its doors;
  Invading from spiritual silences
  A charm and sweetness open life's closed doors
  And beauty conquer the resisting world,

01.05 - The Yoga of the King - The Yoga of the Spirits Freedom and Greatness, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  He found the occult cave, the mystic door
  Near to the well of vision in the soul,
  There are blind voiceless doors that have no key;
  Thought climbs in vain and brings a borrowed light,
  The future sleeps unknown behind their doors.

01.08 - Walter Hilton: The Scale of Perfection, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   What is day to us is night to the mystics and what is day to the mystics is night for us. The first thing the mystic asks is to close precisely those doors and windows which we, on the contrary, feel obliged to keep always open in order to know and to live and move. The Gita says: "The sage is wakeful when it is night for all creatures and when all creatures are wakeful, that is night for the sage." Even so this sage from the West says: "The more I sleep from outward things, the more wakeful am I in knowing of Jhesu and of inward things. I may not wake to Jhesu, but if I sleep to the world."
   Close the senses. Turn within. And then go forward, that is to say, more and more inward. In that direction lies your itinerary, the journey of your consciousness. The sense-ridden secular man, who goes by his physical eye, has marked in his own way the steps of his forward march and progress. His knowledge and his power grew as he proceeded in his survey from larger masses of physical objects to their component molecules and from molecules to their component atoms and from atoms once more into electrons and protons or energy-points pure and simple, or otherwise as, in another direction, he extended his gaze from earth to the solar system, from the solar system to other starry systems, to far-off galaxies and I from galaxies to spaces beyond. The record of this double-track march to infinityas perceived or conceived by the physical sensesis marvellous, no doubt. The mystic offers the spectacle of a still more marvellous march to another kind of infinity.

01.09 - William Blake: The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   But first the notion that man has a body distinct from his soul is to be expunged.. . . If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is, infinite.
   The eyes of fire, the nostrils of air, the mouth of water, the beard of earth.

0 1954-08-25 - what is this personality? and when will she come?, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   Yes, I have always said that it changed when we had to take the very little children. How can you envision an ascetic life with little sprouts no bigger than that? Its impossible! But thats the little surprise package the war left on our doorstep. When it was found that Pondicherry was the safest place on earth, naturally people came wheeling in here with all their baby carriages filled and asked us if we could shelter them, so we couldnt very well turn them away, could we?! Thats how it happened, and in no other way But, in the beginning, the first condition for coming here was that you would have nothing more to do with your family! If a man was married, then he had to completely overlook the fact that he had a wife and childrencompletely sever all ties, have nothing further to do with them. And if ever a wife asked to come just because her husb and happened to be here, we told her, You have no business coming here!
   In the beginning, it was very, very strict for a long time.

0 1956-02-29 - First Supramental Manifestation - The Golden Hammer, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   This evening the Divine Presence, concrete and material, was there present amongst you. I had a form of living gold, bigger than the universe, and I was facing a huge and massive golden door which separated the world from the Divine.
   As I looked at the door, I knew and willed, in a single movement of consciousness, that THE TIME HAS COME, and lifting with both hands a mighty golden hammer I struck one blow, one single blow1 on the door and the door was shattered to pieces.
   Then the supramental Light and Force and Consciousness rushed down upon earth in an uninterrupted flow.

0 1956-05-02, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   But when the doors are opened and the flood pours in, it can no longer be called a descent: it is a Force that spreads everywhere. Understood? Ah!
   I dont care what words you use. I do not essentially insist upon my words, but I explain them to you, and its better to agree on words beforehand, for otherwise theres no end to explanations.
   But if they want to pull the new life into themselves, they will close the door with their egoism. Thats all.
   Mother is referring to the darshan of April 24, 1956. Four times a year, for 'darshan,' visitors increasingly poured into the Ashram to pass one by one before Mother (and formerly, Sri Aurobindo) to receive her look.

0 1956-09-14, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   Reflect upon this, take your time, tell me very frankly how you feel about it and whether it appears to you, as it does to me, to be a door opening onto a path that will bring you back, free and strong at last to me.
   All my affection is with you, and my blessings never leave you.

0 1957-11-12, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   To conclude, a final recommendation: never pose as an examiner. For while it is good to remember constantly that perhaps one is passing a very important test, it is, on the other hand, extremely dangerous to imagine oneself entrusted with applying tests to others, for that is an open door to the most absurd and harmful vanities. It is not an ignorant human will that decides these things but the Supreme Wisdom.

0 1958-08-30, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   It was just at four oclock in the morning, and it woke me up. It was exactly like this I was apparently in my bathroom, and I had to open the door between the bathroom and Sri Aurobindos room; the moment I put my hand on the doorknob, I knew with an absolute certainty that destruction was awaiting me behind the door. It had the form or image of those great invaders of India, those who had swooped down upon India and destroyed everything in their wake But it was only an impression.
   So the door had to be opened and I felt and said, Lord, may your will be done. I opened the door and behind it was Z1 in the same clothes he wears when he drives, and he was leaning against one of those big tractor tiresor perhaps he was holding it at the same time. I was so dumbfounded that I woke up. It took me a little while to be able to understand what it might mean, and afterwards Even now, I still dont know What was I? Was I India, or was I the world? I dont know. And what did Z represent? It was as imperative and clear, as positive and absolute as could be: the certitude that destruction was behind the door, that it was inevitable. And it had the form of those great Tartar or Mongol invaders, those people who came from the North and invaded India, who pillaged everything Thats what it was like. But what Z was doing there I dont know. What does he represent? The first impulse was to tell Abhay Singh, Forbid him to drive the tractor.
   (Pavitra:) What was he holding in his hands, Mother?

0 1958-10-04, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   It must be strong enough to pull me from my concentration or my activity. If I knew when you concentrate or do your puja,1 I could tune into you, and shell I would know more; otherwise, my inner life is too l am not at all passive inwardly, you see, I am very active, so I dont usually receive your vibrations unless they impose themselves strongly or unless I have decided beforeh and to be attentive to what is coming from someone or other. If I know that at a given moment something is going to happen, then I open a door, as it were. But its difficult to speak of these things.
   When you left on your journey,2 for example, I made a specie! concentration for all to go well so that nothing untoward happen to you. I even made a formation and asked for a constant, special help over you. Then I renewed my concentration every day, which is how I came to notice that you were invoking me very regulary. I Saw you everyday, everyday, with a very regular precision. It was something that imposed itself on me, but it imposed itself only because l had initially made a formation to follow you.

0 1958-10-17, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   'If mankind only caught a glimpse of what infinite enjoyments, what perfect forces, what luminous reaches of spontaneous knowledge, what wide calms of our being lie waiting for us in the tracts which our animal evolution has not yet conquered, they would leave all and never rest till they had gained these treasures. But the way is narrow, the doors are hard to force, and fear, distrust and scepticism are there, sentinels of Nature to forbid the turning away of our feet from less ordinary pastures.'
   Cent. Ed. Vol. XVII, p. 79

0 1958-11-20, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   I had the last vision yesterday evening. You were much taller than you are now; you were wearing the orange robe, and you were backed up against a door of bronze, a bronze door like the door of a temple or a palace but at the same time it was symbolic (it was a fact, it actually took place like this, but at the same time it was symbolic). And unfortunately, it didnt last because I was disturbed. But it contained the key.
   I was VERY HAPPY with the vision, for there was a great POWER, though it was rather terrible. But it was magnificent. When I saw that, I This vision was given to me because I had concentrated with a will to find the solution, a true solution, an enduring and permanent solution that is, I had this spontaneous gratitude which goes out to the Grace when it brings some effective help. Only, what followed was interrupted by someone who came to call me and that cut it short, but it will return.

0 1958-11-22, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   It can hardly be formulated; these are merely impressions that follow one another. I know that when you thought of leaving with Swami,1 I saw that a door was opening, that it was the truth, that this was IT.
   My immediate impression was that you were being put in direct contact with this this sort of Fatality that here they call karma, which is the consequence yes, something that must be exhausted, something that remains in the consciousness.
   So this is what I saw for you: that the crystallization of this karma occurred during a life in India in which you were put in the presence of the possibility of liberation and I dont know the details; I dont know the material facts at all. So far, I know nothing, I have only had a vision. I saw you there, as I told you, taller than you are now, in an Indian body, north Indian, for it was not dark but fair. But there was a HARDNESS in the being, the hardness born of a kind of despair mixed with rebellion, incomprehension and an ego that resists. That is all I know. The image was of you backed up against a bronze door: BACKED UP against it. I didnt see what had caused it. As I told you, something interrupted me, so I was unable to follow it.
   The other indication is what I told you the other day. When you thought of leaving to join Swami, I immediately saw a stream of light: Ah, the road is opening up! So I said, It is good. And while you were away in Ceylon, I followed you from day to day. You called much more than the second time, when you were in the Himalayas; and with the physical hardships you were undergoing, I was very, very close to you I constantly felt what was happening.

0 1958-11-26, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   Basically, the vast majority of men are like prisoners with all the doors and all the windows shut, so they suffocate (which is quite natural), but they have with them the key that opens the doors and the windows, and they dont use it Certainly, there is a period when they dont know that they have the key, but even long after they do know it, long after they have been told, they hesitate to use it and doubt that it has the power to open the doors and windows, or even that it may be advisable to open them. And even once they feel that After all, it might be a good thing, a fear pursues them: What is going to happen once all these doors and these windows open? They become afraidafraid of losing themselves in this light and in this freedom. They want to remain what they call themselves. They love their falsehood and their slavery. Something in them loves it and remains clinging to it. They feel that without their limits, they would no longer exist.
   That is why the journey is so long, so difficult. For if one would truly consent no longer to be, everything would become so easy, so swift, so luminous, so joyousthough perhaps not in the way men conceive of joy and ease. At heart, there are very few beings who are not enamored of struggle. There are very few who would consent to having no darkness or who can conceive of light as anything other than the opposite of obscurity: Without shadow, there would be no painting. Without struggle, there would be no victory. Without suffering, there would be no joy. That is what they think, and as long as they think like that, they are not yet born to the spirit.

0 1959-01-14, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   As for the true tantric initiation, this is what X told me: I will give you initiation. You are fit. You belong to that line. It will come soon, some months or some years. Shortly you shall reach the junction. When the time has come, you yourself will come and open a door in me and I shall give you initiation.1 And he made me understand that an important divine work was reserved for me in the future, a work for the Mother. The important practical point is that I have rapidly to develop my knowledge of Sanskrit. The mantra given to me seems to grow in power as I repeat it.
   Sweet Mother, by what Grace have you guided and protected me through all these years? There are moments when I have the vision of this Grace, bringing me to the verge of tears. I see so clearly that you are doing everything, that you are all that is good in me, my aspiration and my strength. Me is all that is bad, all that resists, me is horribly false and falsifying. If your Grace withdraws for one second, I collapse, I am helpless.2 You alone are my strength, the source of my life, the joy and fulfillment to which I aspire.

0 1959-05-28, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   So there remains the pure spiritual destiny, pure interiorization. That is what I have been trying to do for the last five years, without much success. There are good periods of collaboration, because one part of my being can be happy in any condition. But in a certain way this achievement remains truncated, especially when you base spiritual life on a principle of integrality. And these three destinies in me have their own good reasons, which are true: they are not inferior, they are not incidental, they are woven from the very threads that created the spiritual life in me. My error is to open the door to revolt when I feel too poignantly one or the other being stifled.
   So you see, all this is insoluble. I have only to bow before these unfortunate circumstances. I perceive an injustice somewhere, but I have only to remain silent.

0 1959-06-03, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   Regarding me, this is more or less what he said: First of all, I want an agreement from you so that under any circumstances you never leave the Ashram. Whatever happens, even if Yama1 comes to dance at your door, you should never leave the Ashram. At the critical moment, when the attack is the strongest, you should throw everything into His hands, then and then only the thing can be removed (I no longer know whether he said removed or destroyed ). It is the only way. SARVAM MAMA BRAHMAN [Thou art my sole refuge]. Here in Rameswaram, we are going to meditate together for 45 days, and the Asuric-Shakti may come with full strength to attack, and I shall try my best not only to protect but to destroy, but for that, I need your determination. It is only by your own determination that I can get strength. If the force comes to make suggestions: lack of adventure, lack of Nature, lack of love, then think that I am the forest, think that I am the sea, think that I am the wife (!!) Meanwhile, X has nearly doubled the number of repetitions of the mantra that I have to say every day (it is the same mantra he gave me in Pondicherry). X repeated to me again and again that I am not merely a disciple to him, like the others, but as if his son.
   This was a first, hasty conversation, and we did not discuss things at length. I said nothing. I have no confidence in my reactions when I am in the midst of my crises of complete negation. And truly speaking, at the time of my last crisis in Pondicherry, I do not know if it was really Xs occult working that set things right, for personally (but perhaps it is an ignorant impression), I felt that it was thanks to Sujata and her childlike simplicity that I was able to get out of it.

0 1959-06-08, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   I have a world of things to tell you about all I have heard, seen and done concerning you these past days. New doors of understanding have opened but all these things are impossible to write.
   As for the mantra, since two days I am sure about it, and all is well.

0 1959-06-25, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   To begin with, I must tell you a dream that I had here in Rameswaram a few days after my arrival. I was being pursued and I fled like an assassinit is a dream I have had hundreds of times for years, but in this dream, there was a new element: while being pursued, I climbed a kind of stairway to try to escape when suddenly, in a flash, I saw a feminine form hurtling into a void. I saw only the lower half of her body (with a kind of mauve-colored saree), because she was already falling. And I had the horrible sensation of having pushed this woman into the void, and I fled. I climbed, I climbed these stairs with my pursuers close at my heels, and the image of this falling woman gave me a horrible feeling. When I reached the top of the stairs, I tried to close a door behind me to stop my pursuers, but there they were, it was too late and I woke up.
   The last time I was in Rameswaram, I had two other very poignant dreams, but I could not make out what they meant. In one dream I was strangling someone with my bare hands; it was an abominable feeling. And in the other, I saw, in a kind of nocturnal setting, a hanged man being taken down, with all kinds of people bustling about the corpse with lamps, and suddenly I knew that this hanged man was me.

0 1960-05-24 - supramental flood, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   And you see, this experience he had, this contact between him and me, is just a point, a drop, its nothing; its merely something the consciousness puts into words, but the THING itself is universal. Last night it was universal; there was no room, no bed, no door and it was concrete, concrete, so concrete, with such a splendor! There was all the Joythis perpetual downpour in a limitless splendor.
   I was reluctant to speak (because of this problem that remains hanging: to make it permanent, even in the active consciousness), and I said to myself that if I speak, it will create difficulties for me in finding the solution But its all right. I shall simply have to make a still greater effort, because something always evaporates when you speak.

0 1960-07-23 - The Flood and the race - turning back to guide and save amongst the torrents - sadhana vs tamas and destruction - power of giving and offering - Japa, 7 lakhs, 140000 per day, 1 crore takes 20 years, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   It was as if the doors of destruction had been flung open. Floodsfloods as vast as an oceanwere rushing down onto something the earth? A formidable current pouring down at an insane speed, with an unstoppable power. It was brackish waternot transparent, but brackish. And it was imperative to reach a certain spot BEFORE the water. Had the water reached there ahead of me, nothing could have been done. Whereas if I got there first (I say I, but it was not I with this body), if I got to the other side before the water, I would be completely safe; and from this safe position, I would be able, I would have a chance to help those left behind.
   And this vehicle was going faster than the flood (I saw and felt it by its motion)a formidable flood, but the vehicle was going still faster. It was so wonderful. In places there were some especially difficult and dangerous spots, but I ALWAYS got there before the water, just before the water barred the way. And we kept going and going and going. Then, with a final effort (there was no effort, really, it was willed), with a final push, we made it to the other side and the water came rushing just behind! It rushed down at a fantastic speed. We had made it. Then, just on the other side, it changed color. It was it changed in color to a predominant blue, this powerful blue which is the force, the organizing force in the most material world. So there we were, and the vehicle stopped. And then, after having been looking straight ahead the whole time we were speeding along, I turned around and said, Ah, now I can start helping those who are behind.

0 1960-08-20, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   (Just at the doorstep, as She is leaving, Mother tells the disciple that She had seen three books, a trilogy, and the third one would be about Her. And She adds:)
   Sri Aurobindo came during my japa to tell me, I will help him all through.

0 1960-10-11, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   I remember, it was at the door of our studio3 in Paris. I can still see it. Thats how I always remember the picture simply comes to me.
   I am just finishing The Synthesis of Yoga, and what Sri Aurobindo says is exactly what has happened to me throughout my life. And he explains how you can still make mistakes as long as you are not supramentalized. Sri Aurobindo describes all the ways by which images are sent to youand they are not always images or reflections of the truth of things past, present or future; there are also all the images that come from human mental formations and all the various things that want to be considered. It is very, very interesting. And interestingly enough, in these few pages I have found a description of the work I have spent my whole life doing, trying to SIFT out all we see.

0 1960-12-31, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   There have been similar stories in dreams with X. I saw him when he was very young (his education, the ideas he had, how he was trained). And the same thing happened. I was with him but Ill tell you that another time6 And then at the end, Id had enough and I said, Oh, no! Its too ridiculous! and with that I left the house. At the door was a little squirrel sitting on his haunches making friendly little gestures towards me. Oh! I said, heres someone who understands better!
   But later I observed, I saw that this had helped drain him of all the weight of his past education. Very interesting Night after night, night after night, night after nightplenty of things! You could write novels about it all.
   'It was his house, and it was rather complicated to enter. I was saying a mantra or japa when X came along; he had a ... a terribly reproachful air! Then he smelled my hands: 'It's a bad habit to wear perfume. (Mother laughs) You cannot live a spiritual life when you wear perfume.' then I looked at him and thought, 'My God, does he have to be so backward!' But it annoyed me, so I said, 'Very well, I'm going.' When I got near the door, he started saying, 'Is it true you have been married several times, and that you've been divorced?' Then a kind of anger entered me (laughing) and I told him, 'No, not just once, but twice!' Thereupon, I left. All the old ideas...
   After that was when I saw the little squirrel.'

0 1961-01-12, #Agenda Vol 02, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   It is probableeven certain that until one is completely transformed these movements of disgust and revolt are necessary to make one do WITHIN ONESELF what is needed to slam the door on them. For after all, the point is to not let them manifest.
   In another aphorism, Sri Aurobindo says (I no longer recall his exact words) that sin is simply something no longer in its place. In this perpetual Becoming nothing is ever reproduced and some things disappear, so to speak, into the past; and when its time for them to disappear, they seemto our very limited consciousness evil and repulsive: we revolt against them because their time is past.

0 1961-02-04, #Agenda Vol 02, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   I have had several experiences demonstrating my power over snakes (not so much as over catswith cats its extraordinary!). Long ago, I often used to take a drive and then stop somewhere for a walk. One day after my walk, as I was getting back into the car to drive away (the door was still open), a very large snake came out, right from the spot I had just left. He was furious and heading straight towards the open door, ready to strike (luckily I was alone, neither the driver nor Pavitra were there, otherwise). When the snake had come quite near, I looked at him closely and said, What do you want? Why have you come here? There was a pause. Then he fell down flat and off he went. I hadnt made a move, only asked him, What do you want? Why have you come here? You know, they have a way of suddenly falling back, going limp, and prrt! Gone!
   How many, many experiences there were during those days at Tlemcen! Surely youve heard them. Were you there when I told the story about the big toad? A huge toad, covered with warts. No? The sitting room was upstairs in Theons house (the house was built on a hillside) and it was connected by large open doors to a small terrace that sat almost on top of the hill. I played the piano in this room every day. And one day, what did I see hopping in through the open bay windows but an enormous black toadenormous! He sat down on his backside right in the entrance and puffed up his throat: poff! poff! And for the whole time I played, he stayed there going Poff! poff!, as though in a state of delight! When I finished, I turned around and he gave me one last Poff! and hopped away. It was comical!
   Theon also taught me how to turn aside lightning.

0 1961-03-04, #Agenda Vol 02, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   (At the doorway, as she is leaving:)
   Each time I have a Cheerfulness,13 I will bring it to you. It is a GREAT FORCE, a great force.

0 1961-03-17, #Agenda Vol 02, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Along with the mind came individualization, an acute sense of separation and a more or less precise feeling of a freedom of choiceall of that, all these psychological states, are the natural consequences of mental life and open the door to everything we see now, from the worst aberrations to the most rigorous principles. Mans impression of being free to choose between one thing and another is the deformation of a true principle that will be totally realizable only when the soul or psychic being becomes conscious in him; were the soul to govern the being, mans life would truly be a conscious expression of the supreme Will translated individually. But in the normal human state, such a case is still extremely rare and doesnt seem at all natural to ordinary human consciousness it seems almost supernatural!
   Man questions himself because the mental instrument is made for seeing all possibilities and because the human being feels he has freedom of choice and the immediate consequences are the notions of good and evil, right and wrong, and all the ensuing miseries. This cant be called a bad thing: its an intermediate stagenot a very pleasant stage, but nevertheless it was certainly inevitable for a total development.

0 1961-03-21, #Agenda Vol 02, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Then I woke up (I always wake up three or four times during the night) and when I went back to bed I had an attack of what the doctor and I have taken to be filariasis but a strange type of filariasis, for as soon as I master it in one spot it appears in another, and when I master it there it reappears somewhere else. Last night it was in the arms (it lasted quite a while, between 2:30 and 4 a.m.); but I was fully conscious, and each time the attack came, I went like this (gestures over the arms, to drive away the attack) and my arms were not affected at all. When it was over, I consciously entered the most material subtle physical, just beyond the body. I was sitting in my room there (an immense, cubic room) reading or writing something, when I heard the door open and close, but I was busy and didnt pay attention, presuming it was one of the people usually around me. Then suddenly I had such an unpleasant sensation in my body that I raised my head and looked, and I saw someone there. Do you know how the magicians in Europe dress, in short satin breeches and a shirt? He was wearing something like that. He was Indian, tall and rather dark, with slicked-down hairwhat you would normally call a handsome young man. He seemed to have been drawn1 there becausehe was standing in front of me staring into space, not looking at me. And the moment I saw him, there was the same sensation in all my cells as I have with what Ive been calling filariasis (its a special, minute kind of pain) and simultaneously all the cells felt disgusta tremendous will of rejection. Then I sat up straight (I didnt stand up) and said to him as forcefully as possible, How do you dare to come in here! I said it so loudly that the noise woke me up! I dont know what happened then, but things went much better afterwards.
   The moment I saw this person I knew he was only an instrument, but a well-paid instrumentsomeone paid a great deal to have him do that! I would recognize him again among hundreds I can still see him I see him more clearly than with physical eyes. He is an unintelligent man with no personal animosity, merely a very well-paid instrumentsomeone is hiding behind him, using him as a screen.
   But Z I dont know how to explain my relationship with him. He is sheltered by a light of benediction, so. When he was here I opened the doors for him to a realization he was incapable of having, something light years beyond him; and it gave him an appalling ambition, totally spoiling everything. From this point of view, its a great blessing for him; even if he becomes a dreadful Asura, it will come to a good end! It doesnt matter, its not important. Thats why this morning, even when I heard what X said about Z, it was the same thing: this great Light of the supreme Mother going out towards Z. His magic is not important, but if he indulges in it, too bad for him. It doesnt concern me: its Xs business and X is doing whats necessary and I believe (laughing) he hits hard!5
   I had told N. to knock at the door when he arrived with X, but he didnt do itluckily I heard the door opening. I stood up, still in that state and almost fell over! X must have thought I was having a spell of weakness or something, because I was holding onto the arms of the chair, and when I took his flowers, my hands were trembling I wasnt in my body. And afterwards, ah, what a concentration! We remained in it for about thirty-five minutes. It was SOLIDan extraordinary solidity! I didnt want to waste time waiting for it to subside before coming here, and you must have seen how I was when I arrived: like a sleepwalker! I said to the people I passed in the corridor, Im coming back, Im coming back! Thats all I could say, like an idiot.
   And now the door is open thats not so good! (Satprem gets up to close the door.)
   (Mother laughs) No! Im not cold, Im hot!

0 1961-04-12, #Agenda Vol 02, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   I had a nice photo of him with a Sanskrit dedication, placed on top of a kind of wardrobe in my bedroom. I open the door and the photo falls. (There was no draft or anything.) It fell and the glass broke into smithereens. Immediately I said, Oh! Something has happened to Fontenay. (That was his name: Charles de Fontenay.) After that I came back down from my room, and then I hear a miaowing at the door (the door opened onto a large garden courtyard1). I open the door: a cat bursts in and jumps on me, like that (Mother thumps her breast). I speak to him: What is it, whats the matter? He drops to the ground and looks at meFontenays eyes! Absolutely! No one elses. And he just stayed put, he didnt want to go. I said to myself, Fontenay is dead.
   The news came a week later. But the newspapers gave the date when they had moved out of the trenches and been killedit had been on that day.
   The other story dates farther back. I was living in another house (we had the whole fifth floor), and once a week I used to hold meetings there with people interested in occultism they came to have me demonstrate or tell them about occult practices. There was a Swedish artist, a French lady and a young French boy, a student and a poet. His parents were decent country people who bled themselves white to pay for his life in Paris. This boy was very intelligent and a true artist, but he was depraved. (We knew about it, but it was his private life and none of our business.) One evening, when four or five of us were to meet, this boy didnt turn up, although he had said he would. We had our meeting anyway and didnt think much about itwe thought he must have been busy elsewhere. Around midnight, when the people were leaving, I open the door. A big black cat was sitting in the doorway and, in a single bound, it jumps on me, just like that, all curled up in a ball. So I calm it down, I look at itAh, the eyes! They were this boys eyes. (I no longer recall his name.) Right away (at the time we were all involved in occultism), we knew something had happened; he had been unable to come and the cat had incarnated his vital force.
   The next day, all the newspapers were full of a vile murder: a pimp had murdered this boyit was disgusting! Something utterly vile. And it had happened at the very moment he should have come the concierge had seen him going into the house with this pimp. What happened? Was it just for money or for something elsevice? Or what?

0 1961-04-29, #Agenda Vol 02, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   At the age of eighteen, I remember having such an intense need in me to KNOW. Because I was having experiences I had all kinds of experiences but my surroundings offered me no chance to receive an intellectual knowledge which would have given me the meaning of it all: I couldnt even speak of them. I was having experience after experience. For years, I had experiences during the night (but I was very careful never to speak about them!)memories from past lives, all sorts of things, but without any base of intellectual knowledge. (Of course, the advantage of this was that my experiences were not mentally contrived; they were entirely spontaneous.) But I had such a NEED in me to know! I remember living in a house (one of these houses with a lot of apartments), and in the apartment next door were some young Catholics whose faith was very they were very convinced. And seeing all that, I remember saying to myself one day while brushing my hair, These people are lucky to be born into a religion and believe unquestioningly! Its so easy! You have nothing to do but believehow simple that makes it. I was feeling like this, and then when I realized what I was thinking (laughing), well, I gave myself a good scolding: Lazybones!
   To know, know, KNOW! You see, I knew nothing, really, nothing but the things of ordinary life: external knowledge. I had learned everything I had been given to learn. I not only learned what I was taught but also what my brother was taughthigher mathematics and all that! I learned and I learned and I learned and it was NOTHING. None of it explained anything to menothing. I couldnt understand a thing!

0 1961-06-20, #Agenda Vol 02, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Ive known that and have always taken great care to avoid it, for it opens the door to all deformations. Lele3 was like thatLele did the same thing: he behaved like a lout; he said it wasnt himself, it was Naturehe had nothing to do with it. This is all very well, but still theres a sort of affinity between your physical comportment and what you are inside, isnt there?!
   Sri Aurobindo didnt accept this tradition at all.

0 1961-06-27, #Agenda Vol 02, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   It opens the door to everything.
   But it belongs to the past.

0 1961-07-15, #Agenda Vol 02, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Some months ago, when this body had once again become a battlefield and was confronting all the obstacles, when it was suspended, asking itself whether it wasnt wondering intellectually, but asking for a kind of perception, wanting to touch something: it wondered which direction it was taking, which way things were going to tilt. And suddenly, in all the cells, there was this feeling (and I know where it came from): If we are dissolved out of this amalgam, if this assemblage is dissolved and can no longer go on, then we shall all go straight, straight as an arrow and it was like a marvelous flamestraight to rejoin Sri Aurobindo in his supramental world, which is right here at our door. And there was such joy! Such enthusiasm, such joy flooded all the cells! They didnt care at all whether or not they would be dissociated. Oh, they felt, so what!
   This was truly a decisive stage in the work of illuminating the body.

0 1961-08-25, #Agenda Vol 02, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Nowadays I always spend a part of the night in the realm of expression, a realm where generally I never used to go at all. Its a very lovely place, very human in the sense that its not a scene from Nature: there are huge rooms and great, highly intellectual arrangements; yet its very lovely, with such a clear and limpid atmosphereall in clear shades (Mother gives up trying to describe it). Oh, its so luminous and lovely, very well organized, as far as the eye can see; it seems as big as the earth. The rooms are roofless, just imagine! Huge roofless rooms flooded with light, and transparent partitions. And the people inside seem very, very awarenot a lot of people, but extremely studious and attentive, and they are creating arrangements of things. They must be people writing books. They are making compositionsoh, if you knew how lovely it was! Its as if they were taking colors and more or less geometrical forms and placing them in relation to one another. There are huge pigeonholes where everything is in order, and yet without doors, not closed upwide open and still completely protected. An interesting place. I dont usually go there Ive gone maybe two or three times in my life, without paying much attention but lately, because of this book you are writing, Sri Aurobindo is taking me there all the time.
   And there are people with no countryhe takes me to a place where the people have no country, no race, no special costume they seem very universal. And they move around harmoniously, silently, as though they were gliding and with precision, everything is extremely precise. Some of them have even shown me things: there were some lovely colored papers! But these colors are unearthly, somehow transparent. They were arranging it all, demonstrating and explaining to me how it has to be arranged to give the maximum effect.

0 1961-09-16, #Agenda Vol 02, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   The complications are there (same gesture), it is hard and complicated and then a door opens: Be simple.
   As if there were too much mental tension: something here at the temples.

0 1961-10-02, #Agenda Vol 02, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Correct? Many doors are open, and through these open doors things immeasurable for you can act through what you have written, bringing infinitely more to the reading than you think you have put there. People will be brought into contact with the thing, and each one, according to his receptivity, will catch hold of something. And this is very importantit must not be touched.4
   I dont mind reading it, but it will take up your time

0 1961-10-15, #Agenda Vol 02, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Above all, he would like the end to be brief. Thats something I felt from the very first daylet the end surge up and leave you in suspense; above all, dont try to be reasonable. An upsurge of light like a door bursting open onto a very luminous and unknown future, but with no attempt to make it tangible and approachable. I am sure of thisthis impression of a closed door (people live behind doors, you know), and then abruptly the door is flung wide-open on an explosion of light and you are left there: sit down, look, contemplate and wait for the moment to be ripe for venturing forth.
   Above all, have no ambition to make anyone understand anything whatsoever.
   I keep feeling that Sri Aurobindo wants the conclusion to be swift; and I myself (probably not with his power of comprehension) have a vision, a sort of feeling coming from a great height above, that the most important part of the book should be very abruptlike breaking through a door, flinging it wide-open, and emerging in a rush of light. Thats all. Now keep quiet and see what happens.

0 1961-11-06, #Agenda Vol 02, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   But reading Sri Aurobindo, I seemed to understand the opposite: that FIRST he rose up, and then made the Light redescend to open the passage, and that the pressure of the Light from above is what opens the doors below, in Matter.
   I would like to understand the process.

0 1961-12-16, #Agenda Vol 02, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Its so monotonous out there (gesture beyond the door where people are waiting).
   We have to have a little fun.

0 1962-01-09, #Agenda Vol 03, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   And that door was opened again only ten years later, in 1960. Even then, it was done with great careit was one of last years major difficulties.

0 1962-01-21, #Agenda Vol 03, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Its like opening a door just a crack and catching a glimpse of whats beyond.
   It was the same experience when I told Sri Aurobindo that India was free; it was the Universal Mother speaking from what could be called Her originit was from that level and the thing took thirty-five years to come down on Earth.

0 1962-02-03, #Agenda Vol 03, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Besides, if you remember the beginning of Savitri (I read it only recently, I hadnt known it), in the second canto, speaking of Savitri, he says she has come (he puts it poetically, of course!) to (laughing) kick out all the rulesall the taboos, the rules, the fixed laws, all the closed doors, all the impossibilitiesto undo it all.
   I went one better; I didnt even know the rules so I didnt need to fight them! All I had to do was ignore them, so they didnt exist that was even better.

0 1962-02-27, #Agenda Vol 03, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   But the thing already exists, so it cant be called a premonition; its just that to come true for us it needs a few seconds to make contact with our senses, because a door or a wall or something prevents us from seeing it.
   Ive had many such experiences. Once I was walking along a mountain path wide enough only for one: on one side, a precipice, on the other, sheer rock. Three children were behind me and a fourth person brought up the rear. I was in the lead. The path skirted the rock so you couldnt see what lay ahead. It was quite dangerous, besides: one slip and you fell off the cliff. I was walking in front when suddenly, with other eyes than these (yet I was carefully watching my steps), I saw a snake lying on the rocks around the bend. Waiting. I took one soft step and a snake was actually there! This spared me the shock of surprise (because I had seen it and was advancing cautiously), and as there was no shock of surprise, I could say to the children without scaring them, Stop, be quiet, dont move. A shock might have caused a mishap the snake had heard us and was already on the defensive, coiled before his hole, head swayinga viper. It was in France. Nothing happened, but with confusion and commotion, who knows?

0 1962-05-15, #Agenda Vol 03, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Did I tell you about it? It was a sort of vision that I took for a beginning of work on the subconscient. I had come to a place where Sri Aurobindo was staying and found him closeted in his room. There was a sort of large hall, an immense hall with rooms opening onto it, and his apartment was off to one side (gesture). I asked to see him. I was told it wasnt possible and I had to wait. I was astonished. Then certain things happened in the hall concerning A. and M. (rather interesting things, but concerning them personally). And at the same time, I was waiting. When it was all over, I asked once again to go into the room. Then through the doorway I saw I saw a tall Sri Aurobindomuch taller than he actually wasstrong but rather thin, thin in a way that not the way he really wasit was rather a gauntness, very harsh, very cold; and he was somewhat darker than he used to be. I saw him there, walking up and down; and when he was told I was asking to see him, I saw him in the distance saying, No, I dont want to see her. I wont acknowledge her and I dont want anything to do with hershe has betrayed me. Something like that (I couldnt hear the actual words, but the gestures were plain enough). Well, that was the very first timenothing of the kind had ever occurred before.
   And I immediately felt that it was the expression of certain peoples thoughts. During the war there was a whole clique (I know their names and all the details) who said I had influenced Sri Aurobindo, made him deviate from his nationalist path and turn towards the Allies; they considered me to have ruined his life, his consciousness, his workeverything, you understand.1

0 1962-05-24, #Agenda Vol 03, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   But in any case, if it could be absolutely total (theres an if here), objective, scientific knowledge pushed to its extreme limits would certainly bring you to the threshold. Thats what Sri Aurobindo means. But he also says its fatal, because all those who went in for that knowledge believed in it as an absolute truth, thus closing the door to the other approach. In this respect it is fatal.
   From my own experience, though, I could say to all those who believe EXCLUSIVELY in the spiritual approach, the approach through inner experience, that thisat least if its exclusiveis equally fatal. For it reveals to them ONE aspect, ONE truth of the Whole but not THE Whole. The other side seems just as indispensable to me, for when I was so utterly in that supreme Realization, this other falsified, outer realization was undeniably just a distortion (and probably accidental) of something EQUALLY TRUE.
   These positions the spiritual and the materialist (if you can call it that) positionswhich consider themselves exclusive (exclusive and unique, and so each one denies the others value in the name of Truth) are inadequate, not only because neither one will accept the other, but because even accepting and uniting them both wont solve the problem. Something else is needed, a third position that isnt the result of these two but something still to be discovered, which will probably open the door to total Knowledge.
   Well, thats where I stand.
   Who knows? Perhaps the very multiplicity of approaches will yield the Secret the Secret that will open the door.
   I dont think any single individual on earth (as it is now) no matter how great he may be, no matter how eternal his consciousness and origin, can all by himself change and realize. Change the world, change the creation as it is, and realize that higher Truth, the Truth that will be a new worlda truer, if not absolutely true, world. A certain number of individuals (until now they seem to have come in succession, in time, but they might also come as a collectivity, in space) would seem indispensable for this Truth to be concretized and realized.

0 1962-05-31, #Agenda Vol 03, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Theres a strange thing that happens to me all the time, at least fifty times a day (and its particularly clear at night). In its most external form its like moving from one room to another, or from one house to another, and you go through the door or the wall almost without noticing it, automatically. Being in one room is reflected outwardly by quite a comfortable condition, a state where theres no pain at all, no pain anywhere, and a great peacea joyous peace, a state of perfect calm an ideal condition, at any rate, which sometimes lasts a long, long time. Its mainly at night, actually; during the day people interrupt me with all sorts of things, but for a certain number of hours at night this state is practically constant. And then suddenly, with no perceptible or apparent reason (I havent yet discovered the why or the wherefore of it), you seem to FALL into the other room, or into the other house, as though you had made a false step and then you have a pain here, an ache there, youre uncomfortable.
   Obviously its the continuation of the same experience I told you about,1 but now it has come to this. I mean the two states are now distinctnoticeably distinct; but so far I havent found either the why or the wherefore. Is it something coming from outside or just an old rut: yes, it really feels like an old rut, like a wrinkle in a piece of cloth; you know, you iron it out again and again, and the wrinkle comes back. Thats more the feeling it gives menot at all a conscious habit, just an old rut. But might something from outside also be provoking it?

0 1962-06-06, #Agenda Vol 03, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   It happened in a split second: I was sitting, waiting for you, thinking you were about to come; but the door wasnt opening, so automatically the body went like this (inward-turning gesture). And since it happened so suddenly, I noticed the difference in the way the body felt. What it normally feels is a formidable willvery tranquil, very peaceful, free of tension or agitation, yet so direct and clear, concentrated (not concentrated: coagulated) that it is almost hard. And thats what controls the body, thats what the body obeys. And when thats not there, its the other state: smooth, mellow, soft, woolly and what peace! As if nothing in the world could disturb it.
   It took maybe a second or a fraction of a second thats why I was able to observe both states.

0 1962-06-23, #Agenda Vol 03, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   If you like, Ill read what she noted down: I am in Pavitras office, standing on the carpet next to his table. I raise my eyes and look down the corridor. It is empty. Then suddenly, all the way at the other end, next to her bathroom, I see Mother appear. She is so tiny, my dear little Mother! She starts towards the office where I am. She leaves the boudoir behind on her right, keeps coming forward, passes by the big window with the birds and the pink vases on her left. And she is growing. With each step she grows taller. One after the other, she goes by her chair, the door to the stairway, my lab, and Mother continues to grow. Then the door to Pavitras room, the door to the terrace, and Mother comes to the office. She crosses the threshold: her head almost touches the top of the door. Mother comes in. She is so tall! Her head now touches the ceiling.2 Standing, I barely come to her knees! Something in me is staggered before that sublime height. I prostrate myself.
   (After a silence) I see her quite frequently at night.

0 1962-07-04, #Agenda Vol 03, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   This opened a door for me.3
   Because they cremated him he was abruptly (Mother violently shudders) and violently thrown into contact with the destruction of the bodys form.4 It must have been the life of the form; when hurled so brutally out of the body, the life of the form must have thrown itself at him! So of course.
   What kind of conclusions can be drawn from N.S.s experience? What does it open the door to, practically speaking?
   It depends on the case.

0 1962-08-08, #Agenda Vol 03, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   It has been very revealing, like a door that has opened.
   And theres always that same Solicitude dosing the experience out thats always here.
   And I have noticed that now. You see, the body used to be like a little child, complaining when things werent right; it wouldnt revolt, but it moaned. But this time its only reaction was, Why am I not transformed? Why am I not transformed? I want to be transformed, I want to be transformed. Not with words, because there was nothing mental about it, but simply with a kind of tension the tension you feel when the door to the psychic being is shut and you push, push, push to get to the other side. The same thing, the same kind of tension: pushing, pushing, pushing towards what? I dont know. We call it the transformation because we dont know what it isif we did know, it would mean we had already begun to realize it. Theres a faint impression of what that state could be (but its very, very faint). And theres this feeling of tension, of pushingpleading and imploring. That was the bodys only reaction this time, nothing else, not even any sorrow. Because at one time something like fifty years agoit used to say, Why do I deserve this? and similar stupidities; thats been gone for more than fifty years. Then for a long while after, something disordered, unharmonious or nasty could bring me sorrow; thats gone too. But thats recent, it disappeared with the experience of April 13. And now: transformation, transformation, transformation; thats the only idea left, the only will.

0 1962-08-14, #Agenda Vol 03, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   A few days later, Mother remarked with a kind of admiration: "It's almost a miracle for such people to admit that someone is doing something entirely new! That's the great problem with those who have attained some realization, they shut the door: 'Now we have realized what the Forefa thers said, and that's enough.' So to find a man who knows nothing outwardly and who FELT that we wanted to do something never done before ... I found that extremely interesting. It means he has an opening, an opening above, higher than the ordinary spiritual atmosphere."

0 1962-08-18, #Agenda Vol 03, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   But its quite clear that these people cant grasp it; theyre a closed door! Not even a door of bronze, but of bricks and cementimpenetrable.
   Poor Sri Aurobindo!

0 1962-09-05, #Agenda Vol 03, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   And I am sure thats how the work is done, slowly, imperceptibly, like a chick being formed in the egg: you see the shell, you see only the shell, you dont know whats inside, whether its just an egg or a chick (normally, I meanof course, you could see through with special instruments) and then the beak goes peck-peck! And then cheep! Out comes the chick, just like that. Its the same thing exactly for the contact with the psychic being. For months on end, sometimes years, you may be sitting before a closed door, push, push, pushing, and feeling, feeling the pressure (it hurts!), and theres nothing, no results. Then all at once, you dont know why or how, you sit down and poof! Everything bursts wide open, everything is ready, everything is doneits over, you emerge into a full psychic consciousness and become intimate with your psychic being. Then everything changeseverything changesyour life completely changes, its a total reversal of your whole existence.
   In the end, its best not to worry, not to get agitated or depressed (thats the worst of all), not to get worked up or impatient or disgustedjust be calm and say, It will come when it comes, but with an unyielding stubbornness. Do what you feel has to be done, and keep on with it, keep on even if it seems utterly futile.

0 1962-10-12, #Agenda Vol 03, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   He takes anything, even what we call a quite ordinary intelligence, and then He simply shows you how to put that intelligence aside, lay it to rest: There now, keep still, dont stir, dont bother me; I dont need you. And then a door opensyou dont even feel you have to open it; its wide open, and youre led through to the other side. Its Someone else who does all this, not you. And then the other way becomes impossible.
   Oh, all this frightful toil, this effort of the mind to understand! Struggling, giving itself headachesphew! Absolutely useless, absolutely useless. It leads nowhere, except to more confusion.

0 1962-10-30, #Agenda Vol 03, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   To have it (just to give you an idea) took me a year of exclusive concentration on finding that within myself that is, to enter into contact with the immanent God. I did nothing but that, thought of nothing but that, wanted nothing but that. There was even a rather funny instance, because I had resolved to do it (I had already been working for a very long time, of course; Madame Thon had told me about my mission on earth and all that, so you can imagine I am talking about the psychic being belonging to this present creation, this formationMo ther touches her body) anyway, it was New Years Eve and I decided: Within the coming year. I had a large, almost square studio, a bit bigger than this room, with a door leading onto a patio. I opened the little door and looked at the sky and there, just as I looked, was a shooting star. You know the tradition: if you formulate an aspiration just as you see a shooting star, before the star disappears, it will be realized within the year. And there, just as I opened the door, was a shooting star I was totally in my aspiration: Union with the inner Divine. And before the end of December of the following year, I had the experience.
   But I was entirely concentrated on that. I was in Paris, and I did nothing else but that; when I walked down the street, I was thinking only of that. One day, as I was crossing the Boulevard Saint Michel, I was almost run over (Ive told you this), because I was thinking of nothing but thatconcentrating, concentrating like sitting in front of a closed door, and it was painful! (intense gesture to the chest) Physically painful, from the pressure. And then suddenly, for no apparent reason I was neither more concentrated nor anything elsepoof! It opened. And with that. It didnt just last for hours, it lasted for months, mon petit! It didnt leave me, that light, that dazzling light, that light and immensity. And the sense of THAT willing, THAT knowing, THAT ruling the whole life, THAT guiding everythingsince then, this sense has never left me for a minute. And always, whenever I had a decision to make, I would simply stop for a second and receive the indication from there.
   But that was ages ago. I have done a lot of things since then. It was long ago, in 1912. And now oh, this old carcass!

0 1962-11-17, #Agenda Vol 03, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Thats what X saw: that they have been the ruin of the country. And so he said, These men have ruined the country and they shall be destroyed. Thats what was in his head and thats why he is opening the door to this dramawhich would mean a frightful destruction.
   Its true that they deserve it! They have acted perfectly stupidly all along. Out of ambition, vanity, all sorts of things, but especially out of stupidity and total lack of understandinga blind vision, reaching no farther than their noses.

0 1962-11-20, #Agenda Vol 03, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   To impose their rule, you seetheyre at the door and can enter whenever they want.
   Why did they take Tibet?

0 1962-12-04, #Agenda Vol 03, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   And with this new perception I feel, inexpressibly, a concentration of the truth of what we call Sri Aurobindo gathering around and on and within this body (there is really neither within nor without). And the body, which has reopened the doors it had closed2 to be able to go on, feels an increasingly total and unmixed identity, to the point where, if I give my hand free rein, my handwriting begins to resemble Sri Aurobindostiny, like his.
   And its not what one might imagine, its not one form entering anotherit doesnt keep him from being wherever he wants to be and doing whatever he wants to do, appearing as he wants to appear and being involved with everything happening on earth: it doesnt change any of that. And its not just a part of him [that is in Mother, but his totality]. And thats how I know he was manifesting the Absolute, he was a manifestation of the Absolute. Of course, afterwards he revealed himself as what I had called the Master of Yoga; that was the reason he came on earth (what people here in India call an Avatar). But thats still a way of seeing things SEPARATELY: its not the thingTHE thing.

0 1962-12-19, #Agenda Vol 03, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   But I had an interesting experience the other day, when this new room was inaugurated. Those rascals set up a balcony! And there was such a crowdin all the streets, on the rooftops that I had no choice but to go out on the balcony. And I realized that there has been a complete break between my life before and now, with that famous experience1 as the dividing line: I have to make the same movement I make to summon up the memory of a past life! It was so concrete, I was flabbergasted. The same movement of consciousness as when you summon up a past life: it was as though I had to recall what I used to do on the balcony in my former life! I was teaching the body as if it had no idea what to do. I was calling back what had to be done from the depths of a subconscious memory. But it was not the same thing, since the doors were not the same, the setup was different, so it was a little bit complicated. But when I found myself at the edge of the balcony, I suddenly drew on something, and this came: Heres how it was, heres what I used to do; and once again the Presence was there. And the whole time I was standing on the balcony it was it was better than before, much clearermuch clearer the experiences are much simpler and much more absolute (when I know something, I know it better than before).
   But in the past, you see, I used to go up and down the stairs four or five times a day; I would go out, go down the other stairs, it gave me some exercise. Nowadays I dont get any exercise, except walking for half an hour twice a day, but thats no substitute: my legs are a bit stiff from lack of exercise. So I didnt feel like walking on the balcony like a puppet before of all those people waiting and wondering. You see, more than three-quarters of them think I was very sick (Mother laughs), practically dying (thats the form it takes in their consciousness). I couldnt show them someone who seemed to be emerging from a serious illness! So I clearly saw I had to tell my body, Now dont walk like that! Youve got to walk like thisthis is how you used to walk. And the body was listening like a little child. Youre going to walk, I had to tell it, youre going to walk like this. And it started walking! It was funny.

0 1963-01-18, #Agenda Vol 04, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   There are so many people, in fact, who dont care a whit about anything, who dont take life seriously, but in the wrong way: they dont take seriously what they have to do, they dont take their progress seriously, they take nothing seriously they go to the movies when Sri Aurobindo is dying. That sort of thing. So I think this passage would open the door to too many misunderstandings. Its true, but it is true up ABOVE. A bit too high up for people.
   I think we should omit it. Especially when I say that those who have given me the most trouble are the people who take life seriously.

0 1963-03-09, #Agenda Vol 04, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   But I found a far lovelier miracle. It was at Tlemcen, I was playing the piano, I dont recall what (a Beethoven or a Mozart piece). Thon had a piano (because his English secretary used to play the piano), and this piano was in his drawing room, which was on a level with the mountain, halfway up, almost at the top. That is to say, you had to climb two flights of stairs inside the house to reach the drawing room, but the drawing room had large French doors opening out onto the mountainsideit was very beautiful. So then, I used to play in the afternoon, with the French doors wide open. One day, when I finished playing, I turned around to get up, and what did I see but a big toad, all wartsa huge toad and it was going puff, puff, puff (you know how they inflate and deflate), it was inflating and deflating, inflating and deflating as though it were in seventh heaven! It had never heard anything so marvelous! It was all alone, as big as this, all round, all black, all warts, between those high doorsFrench doors wide open to the sun and light. It sat in the middle. It went on for a little while, then when it saw the music was over, it turned around, hop-hop-hopped and vanished.
   That admiration of a toad filled me with joy! It was charming.

0 1963-06-26b, #Agenda Vol 04, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   I was on a staircase that looked like the one leading to the meditation room. Two Ashram girls, about sixteen or seventeen years old, were there, waiting to go upstairs to see mother. When I heard that, I was seized by a sense of great danger. Because I KNEW that You werent there. So I began to give instructions to the two girls, whom I knew, in fact, one especially. I dont remember what I told them but it was a matter of willof life and death. The girl who knew me well promised she would do as I said, the other didnt seem to understand, and time was running out. In fact, the first girl had hardly had time to understand when the door opened and the mother was there to receive us. I had a glimpse of her. She was shorter than You in size, but her face resembled yours, though not the look. Also she had all over her round black spots (not jet black, rather brownish black). But for that, she was white.
   After that glimpse, I turned and went back, because, Little Mother, I felt that if that false Mother could lay her hands on me once, I would never come out alive. Whereas if I could go out of that place, I might find a way to save the life of at least one of the girls. So before my absence was noticed, I started downstairs. The staircase has become narrow. The door is shut and a dark-looking guard is there. He is surprised to see me and does not want to let me out. I insist that he must open the door. He asks whether I saw the Mother. I answer yes. He doesnt seem convinced. I add that she is covered with black spots. He is obliged to let me out but thinks that the second guard farther on may stop me. I go downstairs; I see the second guard but go another way; then there are closed doors everywhere, and I open some doors which, according to them, I should not have been able to open. Finally I come to a courtyard, with the last door closed behind me. I still had to cross the courtyard unseen and climb over the high walls that surrounded the house. At that point, I was awakened by servants before I knew whether or not I was able to get out.
   With my pranams at your feet.

0 1963-06-29, #Agenda Vol 04, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   From the occult standpoint, if, for instance, she had said to the people who guarded the doors, In the name of the Mother, let me out, probably doors and people and everything would have vanished.
   Its difficult to remember those things in dream. But anyway, she has an inner trust, and thanks to it she got off lightly.
   The only thing (but it doesnt matter, it will come) is that if instead of trying to escape she had taken a determined attitude and said, In the name of the Mother, open the door, brrrt! she would have seen everything vanish. But that I dont think it will happen again, but if it does, she will know what to do next time. Its a kind of sense of the battle.
   You did well to ask her to write, it was important enough that I should know, because I have to cleanse the area a little. But I tell you, there are too many, too many insincerities, thats what opens the doorsinsincerity is just like a sentry who opens the door, its nothing but that. And unfortunately, there are lots and lots of insincerities.
   But anyway she got off lightly.

0 1963-07-03, #Agenda Vol 04, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Another time, when I was younger, I was in Italy, in Venice, painting in a corner of St. Marks Cathedral (a marvelous place of great beauty), and I happened to be sitting right next to a confessional. One day, as I sat there painting, I saw the priest arrive and enter the confessional that man completely black, tall, thin, the very face of wickedness and hardness: a pitiless wickedness. He closeted himself in there. After a short while there came a rather young woman, perhaps thirty years old, gentle, very sweetnot intelligent but very sweetentirely dressed in black. She entered the box (he was already shut in and could no longer be seen), and they spoke through a grille. I should add that its far more medieval than in France, it was really it was almost theatrical. She knelt down there, I saw her long gown flowing out, and she was speaking. (I couldnt hear, she was whispering; besides, both of them spoke in Italian, although I understand Italian.) The voices were barely audible, there was no sound. Then all at once, I heard the woman sobbing (she was sobbing in spasms), and it went on till suddenlya collapse: she crumpled in a heap on the floor. Then that man opened the door, shoving aside her body with the door and he strode away without a backward glance. I was young, you know, and if I could have, I would have killed him. What he had just done was monstrous. And he was going away it was a chunk of steel that walked out.
   Incidents of that sort have left me with a peculiar impression. The stories of the Inquisition had already given me a sufficient Now, of course, youve heard what I told you [the story of the Asura], and thats really my way of seeing the thing. But there was a time when I might have said, No religion has done more evil in the world than this one.

0 1963-07-13, #Agenda Vol 04, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Afterwards there came from outside the thought that the time was up (I had asked C. to open the door, and it hadnt opened yet), it made a slight disturbance, and it came precisely from where C. must have been. Then I saw that the door was open: it was twenty-two minutes later. So I looked at X once or twice and he opened his eyes.
   I must say its exceptional.
   I had a feeling Sri Aurobindo put a lot of his force into it to make it a revelationa lot. And I became convinced that my impression was correct when Pavitra told me it had opened some doors to him that had never opened before. But that means it has to be read by people who already know a lot. This book is perhaps a step forward, not merely an explanation.
   Well see in America; I think it will be a great success there.

0 1963-08-07, #Agenda Vol 04, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   I saw in France a patch of garden: it was surrounded by walls, and the land had belonged to someone who took great care of it and had planted flowers in it. It was fairly large, but completely enclosed. That person died. It was in southern France. He died and no one (there were no heirs), no one looked after the garden: it was closed and stayed that way. I saw that garden I dont remember now, but certainly more than five years afterwards. It probably happened that the lock broke little by little and came loose; I pushed the door open and entered. Ive never seen anything more beautiful! There werent any paths any more, there was no order any more, nothing but confusion but what confusion! Ive never seen anything more beautiful. I stood there in a sort of ecstasy. There is a book (I think its Le Paradou by Zola) in which there is a description of a fairy placeit was just like that: all the flowers and plants entangled, in an absolutely disorderly growth, but with a harmony of another type, a much vaster, much stronger harmony.
   It was extraordinarily beautiful.

0 1963-09-25, #Agenda Vol 04, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   But the night before, I was with Sri Aurobindo, who gave me a revelation. I was with him, he was reclining (not stretched out but on a sort of chaise longue) and I was supposed to bring him something to eat (not at all like physical food, its something else I dont know what it is its rather different in that world the subtle physical), and it was expressed to me (there were no words in my consciousness; I dont know why, no words), he told me something which I understood perfectly, not only understood but it made me very happy, a joy came into me, and I answered, Yes, exactly! It corresponds to the experience I had today and which is??? (Mother leaves her sentence hanging) You see, I was conscious while I was having all the activity, but it was expressed in words [there] that arent words [here], so I dont know what to do! And he told me in the tone you take when expressing a definitive and overwhelming experience (his tone was one of absolute power) something that was translated like this: Now, the nourishment (it wasnt nourishment but food) comes from the whole of Nature at once. (Mother utters those words like a riddle or an open sesame that has not yet opened the door) And he told me to bring it to him (that too was a translation): Yes, you will bring it (the it was that food coming from the whole Nature at onceits a seemingly silly transcription, but anyway), you will bring it in this translucent bowl. And I replied, Yes, I knew, I knew that I had to use this translucent bowl to bring you the food. But what on earth does that correspond to?? Yet it was so evident! There was such a joy! (Because as I was conscious, I thought, Well, all the same, I am still following him closely in his development, its going on as when he was here: when he wins a victory, it is materialized in me.) Thus I was perfectly conscious and I told him, Ah, I am glad! (I am faltering, of course, it wasnt that at allit was admirable.) Oh, I am glad, I knew that I had to bring you the food in this translucent bowl. And the translucent bowl was a marvel! I had it, you see, it was beautiful! It was like opaline, living glass, all luminous but with all the lights alive and moving, and what colors! Pink, mauve, silver and gold, oh, it was so very beautiful. And I brought it to him.
   It impressed me very strongly. Very strongly: I was under a spell, probably because the experience was still too strong and powerful for the material brain. And I saw it immediately; at the very moment of the experience, I saw it was a transcription, and an extraordinarily poor transcription, but nothing better could be done.
   And when I came downstairs (it wasnt like here: everyone had his own house and garden, it was a huge estate), I went straight to my bathroom. I open the door and whom do I find there but someone (I recognized him, but I wont name him) who was using itWell, I thought, thats a fine thing! And I closed the door again. All kinds of details, it lasted more than an hour. And you know, the number of things that can happen in an hour and a half at night.
   Once again I was tall I am always tall. But I hadnt dressed as I do usually: I wore a short dress. There were lots of people there; I recognized everyone, I could hear everyones voice, it was very, very distinct. And there were two girls (not girls, theyre women now, but to me they were like girls), two girls talking to each other and saying, How strong her legs are! (Its symbolic.) And at the same time, I saw my legs as if there were a mirror to show them to me! I had a short dress and I saw my legs and my two feet with shoes onmy feet had shoes on. And a short dress. Very active.

0 1963-10-05, #Agenda Vol 04, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   On the way, the same thing happened again: I went the usual wayplop! cut off, nothing left, I cant get through; I come back, start another wayplop! cut off, I cant get through. Yet I kept going up (how, I dont know). Then I reached a sort of square terrace-balcony, perfectly square, and ALL its doors were closed. There was no way of going farther: all the doors were closed. Then I see water rising, rising, rising in the ENTIRE building, except the places where the doors were closed. Downstairs (I dont know, I was very high up, maybe on the fourth or fifth floor) the doors were closed, so naturally water could not get in. All the courtyards (large, immense courtyards) were turned into swimming pools. What water! I kept watching it, admiring it; I said to myself, What wonderful water! So clear, so clear, clearer than any I ever saw. Water that was I cant say, it was transparent like like purity itself, it was marvelous. It was rising and rising and rising. I saw in one of the courtyards on my left (a very large courtyard: it had become an immense swimming pool!), I saw a person in a bathing suit come out of the water, as if he had taken his bath in it, and wrap himself up (a very tall person, very tall, who was neither a man nor a woman), he wrapped himself up in a bathrobe, then walked away on the water (!) I was watching this till suddenly I realized that the water was beginning to reach my feet. Then I KNEW: Ah, yes! Theyve decided to do this. I was a little upset: They really could have told me they were going to do this! I thought. Its something they must do regularly. Did they inform some people? (All this in my head, of course.)
   And I kept admiring that water, thinking, But its purity itself! It was reaching my feet, yet I wasnt getting wet. Then I remarked, If I stay here (Because I was standing with my back against closed doors and the building extended beyond them, but in front of me there was nothing, so normally the water should have flowed out that wayhow is it then that it didnt? I dont know the whole thing was quite marvelous!) And it was rising and rising and rising, until it reached my ankles and suddenly triggered something within me I woke up.
   I was at least ten minutes later than my usual time.
   I didnt have any sense of dangernot at all. Only that slight feeling of being upset: They ought to inform people before doing things of that sort! And they were the supreme heads of the organization (there was nothing religious or spiritual about it: it was very concrete, in Matter). But that water I kept admiring it, thinking, Oh, they have control over that water! It was like liquid diamond. It was a marvel, as if everything it touched were purified. And that being who came out of the huge swimming pool (it wasnt a human being: it looked like a vital being who was neither a man nor a woman) came out in a kind of bathing suit, wrapped himself up and disappeared. But otherwise ALL the doors were closed, there wasnt a soulonly me on my square, with the square around me and my back against a closed door, watching the whole scene from a great height. And everything was filling up with that substanceit looked like water, but it wasnt water.
   The impression lingered, as if there were something I had to understand.
   I kept going up, but all the ways I knew stopped short. First I had started up a very large staircase, a magnificent staircase of pink marble, that was the way I had to go upstairs, but just as I turned on the landingplop! impossible to get through. (But how is it? Impossible to get through, yet I went up just the same?..) And I find myself on another landing, I try again to go up from thereplop! stopped, impossible to get through. I try again and find myself on the third landing (but in fact I was on a higher floor, because I had already climbed two flights before I was stopped), I reach the third landing and find myself on a squarea perfect squareedged with a parapet of pink marble, but with reddish veins, very beautiful: very beautiful, it was chiseledmagnificent. Then a door, a sort of bronze door behind me, which was closed. So I watched and saw the water rising and rising (it wasnt water, but it was liquid like water). And in front of me: an immensity. No limits. I seemed to be above all the other houses; there were no trees, no mountains, nothingan immensity, like a perfectly cloudless sky; and it wasnt white, but there was light in it. I was looking down and I saw the water rising and rising and risinglike the Flood. But it wasnt water.
   It will come back until I understand.
   And everything was very well organized, because all the doors were closed and the water didnt enter where it wasnt supposed to I saw no one drowned, no one in danger. There was no danger for anyone. And there was only one being, a vital being (he wasnt like the others I had seen downstairs). He had had great fun in that water! And he was leaving.
   I remember that when the water touched my feet, it was (how can I explain?) it wasnt a sensation, I had no sensations, but around my feet it was like sparkling diamonds. Obviously I didnt intend to be fully immersed in it. And when I felt the water around my feet, I had an odd sensation (a perception, not a sensation), not the sensation of being wet, but clearly like: I shouldnt stay here. And I woke up very abruptly.
   I always go to take my bath, but someone has to prepare it. And either they arent strong enough, or they think of other things, or they dont care about it, or And once (I told you this), I opened the door and found someone trying to take a bath, but I arrived just in time.2
   Well see.

0 1963-10-16, #Agenda Vol 04, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Here is what happened: I do my usual bath of the Lord and it is arranged that, after a time, Champaklal opens the doorwhich signals to me the end of the visit. So I looked at X, just to see (I had looked at him several times before, but there was nothing particular), I looked at him and saw in front of him a sort of mass of substance, not material but responsive to a mental formation, which means that mental thought and will can make this substance take different shapes I know it (Mother makes a gesture of fingering the substance), its very like the sort of substance mediums use for their apparitions (less material, more mental, but anyway the same kind). There was a sort of mass in front of him, which was hiding him; it wasnt luminous, not black either, but dark enough. So I looked at it, STARED at it to see what it was, and as I was staring, I saw that there was a will or an effort to give that mass of substance a shape. It was exactly in front of Xs head and shoulders. And there was a will to give it a shape (gesture of molding). As I stared very carefully, it took the shape of Sri Aurobindos head as it appears in newspapers and magazines (what I call the popular Sri Aurobindo, as he is shown in books), the substance took that form. Immediately I thought (ironic tone), Oh, its the popular form, that doesnt resemble him! And instantly, the substance rearranged itself and took the form of Cartier-Bressons Sri Aurobindo1 (the three-quarter face photo, where he is seated in his armchair). That was better! (Mother holds back a chuckle) It wasnt yet quite good, but anyway it was better (although, mind you, it had neither light nor life: it was mattera subtle matter, of courseput into shape by a mental will). So I began to wonder: Whatever is this?! Does he want me to believe that Sri Aurobindo is in him, or what? Because Xs head and shoulders had completely disappeared, there was nothing left but that. And I thought (not a strong thought, just a reflection): No, its not very good, really not very lifelike! (Mother laughs) Then there was a last attempt and it became very like the photo that was taken when he left his body (that photo which we stood on end and called Meditation), it was very like the photo, (in an ironic tone) a very good likeness. And it stayed. So I thought, Oh yes! This is the photo.
   Then I concentrated just a little and thought, Lets see, now. Whom is he trying to delude? And instantly, everything vanished. And I saw X, his head.

0 1963-11-23, #Agenda Vol 04, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   To will means to will with the supreme Will. And its as if it were the key that opens the door to the future:

0 1963-12-11, #Agenda Vol 04, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   But the reaction on the body was painful, as it was the first time. The first time (according to X and the Swami), it was supposed to kill meit didnt even make me seriously ill, but it had a very unpleasant effect. I told you at the time that it was a mantra intended to drain you of all your blood; Ive seen several examples of people who died in that way: it was found afterwards to be the result of a mantric formation. In my case, all it succeeded in doing was to make me sick, as if everything came out I vomited terribly. Then there was something pulling me and I absolutely had to go my consciousness told me I had to go and see someone (I was all alone in my bathroom when it happened), a particular person whom I had to go and see; and when I opened the door, Z was there, waiting to prepare my bath, but I didnt see him at all and I absolutely wanted to go somewhere, into the other room, so I pushed against him, thinking, Whats this obstacle in my way? And he thought I was fainting on him! It caused quite a to-do.
   I was completely in trance, you see. I was walking, but completely in trance.

0 1963-12-21, #Agenda Vol 04, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   You know, the fact of no longer having the physical support of Sri Aurobindos presence was a blow that might have been mortal (I prevented it from being mortal by closing a door, because he had asked me to continue and I decided to continue), but it made certain things rather difficult because it became necessary to have a constant perception of what has to be done and a constant effort to change what is into what should be. Probably its a period of work that must be completed now, and he was asking of me the capacity to live in the positive side. The trouble is, the body is itself a kind of contradiction but it was suggested to me that those contradictions of the body arise from the fact that I admit in the consciousness all the contradictions, and that consequently they are there in the body, too. Instead of looking at the body and saying, Oh, this (this limitation, that narrowness) is still here, I should look only at WHAT SHOULD BE, and the body would be forced to follow.
   This seems to be the preparation of the program for next yeara long, long way to go yet. But anyway, there are still a few days left (!)

0 1964-01-15, #Agenda Vol 05, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   And one, two, ten, fifty experiences like thatthose two struck me. The first, because the NEXT DAY Pavitra told me a gentleman had written to ask me the question I told you: he had been very ill, he was in bed, anyway at deaths door, and he had written to ask that question.
   Curious, isnt it?

0 1964-05-02, #Agenda Vol 05, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   I am in silence, gazing at the sea. In fact, I am not in Brittany, not in St-Pierre, not in France, I am in Air-Indias waiting room, waiting for July 18. I am neither happy nor unhappy I am nothing, I am as if anesthetized, counting hours and days in my waiting room. During my japa-meditation, perhaps I exist a little more: instead of a nothing, its a super-nothingyou see, Nirvana is at the door if you dont hold my string firmly in your hands.
   Why do I have to write all those lines in ink when it would be so much simpler to think of you, and lo! I would be with you, I would see you. Our human life is quite bounded and stupid. In two hundred years, in Eskimo land, we will be colored penguins; you will be sky blue and I, pomegranate red. And sometimes, I will be you and you will be me, red and blue, and well no longer be able to tell each other apart, or else well become all white like snow and no one will be able to find us again, except the great Caribou who is wise and knows love. And when the snow melts, we will be eider-penguins, of course, a new flying race, emerald, which plays among the northern fir trees on the shores of Lake Rokakitutu (pronounced fiddledeedee in penguin language).

0 1964-09-18, #Agenda Vol 05, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   The sense of a sort of certainty that he has opened the doors, and that when we are able, we will go through those doors.
   Just yesterday. Its interesting.

0 1964-10-14, #Agenda Vol 05, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   This brought back to my mind all kinds of things from my childhood, from my infancy. My grandmo ther lived next door to us, and at night (in the evening after dinner), we used to visit her before going to bed. I cant say it was great fun, but she had very good armchairs (!), and so while my mother chatted with her, I had one of those splendid sleeps there, lying in that armchaira blissful kind of sleep. But if someone had watched this from outside, without knowing anything, he would have said, Just look! They force this child to stay awake till 10 instead of letting her sleep. But Id be resting wonderfully!
   So it depends on the child. And if he really feels sleepy, what prevents him from sleeping? Whats required is to give them a peaceful atmosphere, as much peace as possible.

0 1964-11-12, #Agenda Vol 05, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   I had the experience of the universe outside the human perception of that experience; and then the vanity of that human experience was so obvious, you know, that at that point a door began to open onto something else.
   All this is perhaps the Lord taking possession of the brain?

0 1964-11-14, #Agenda Vol 05, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   "When darkness deepens strangling the earth's breast And man's corporeal mind is the only lamp, As a thief's in the night shall be the covert tread Of one who steps unseen into his house. A Voice ill-heard shall speak, the soul obey, A power into mind's inner chamber steal, A charm and sweetness open life's closed doors And beauty conquer the resisting world The truth-light capture Nature by surprise, A stealth of God compel the heart to bliss And earth shall grow unexpectedly divine."
   Savitri, I.IV.55

0 1965-02-19, #Agenda Vol 06, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   And the vision, the perception (it was like a perception, you know) wasnt exactly from very far because it had the accuracy of a microscope, but all was an object of observation. At that moment, all the fires were starting, then hundreds of brickbats (not stones: brickbats) were bombarding all the windows and doors (all our windows, all the doors have been smashed in), which means infernal din: a pack of several hundred people, all drunk, bellowing, and shouts all over the place. So that bombardment of stones and those flames leaping up to the sky the whole sky was redit was all seen I was simply seated at my table; when the attack started, I was having my dinner, and a little before it started, that experience came, that consciousness: I wasnt this body anymore, I was the earth the physical truth-consciousness of the earth, to be exactwith a PEACE, a STILLNESS unknown to the physical. And it all seemed like an absolute Falsehood, without any element of truth behind it. Yet at the same time, I had a microscopic perception (but absolutely precise and exact) of all the points of falsehood IN THE ASHRAMS ATMOSPHERE that established the contact.
   So if that consciousness that was there had been collective, if it had been possible to receive it collectively, NOTHING WOULD HAVE BEEN TOUCHED: the stones would have been thrown, but wouldnt have hit anyone. Thats how it would have been. For instance, a stone (a brickbat) was flung and hit my window; it fell on the roof there (even causing a water leak that had to be plugged), and I saw that very minute, I saw in the consciousness of the people present the exact vibration of Falsehood that had allowed the stone to hit there. And AT THE SAME TIME, simultaneously (it cant be said, but it was simultaneous), everywhere, all over the town and especially over the Ashram here, I saw all the points, the exact vibration of Falsehood in everyone or everything that made the contact possible.

0 1965-07-24, #Agenda Vol 06, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   To begin with, last time I told you that this physical mind is being transformed; and three or four days ago, that is, before our last conversation, early in the morning I woke up abruptly in the middle of a sort of vision and activity, precisely in this physical mind. Which isnt at all usual for me. I was here in this room, everything was exactly as it is physically, and someone (I think it was Champaklal) opened the door abruptly and said, Oh, I am bringing bad news. And I heard the sound physically, which means it was very close to the physical. He has fallen and broken his head. But it was as if he were speaking of my brother (who died quite a long time ago), and during the activity I said to myself, But my brother died long ago! And it caused a sort of tension (gesture to the temples) because Its a little complicated to explain. When Champaklal gave me the news, I was in my usual consciousness, in which I immediately thought, How come the Protection didnt act? And I was looking at that when a sort of faraway memory came that my brother was dead. Then I looked (its hard to explain with words, its complex). I looked into Champaklals thought to find out who he meant had fallen and broken his head. And I saw A.s face. And all that caused a tension (same gesture to the temples), so I woke up and looked. And I saw it was an experience intended to make me clearly see that this material mind LOVES (loves, thats a way of speaking), loves catastrophes and attracts them, and even creates them, because it needs the shock of emotion to awaken its unconsciousness. All that is unconscious, all that is tamasic needs violent emotions to shake itself awake. And that need creates a sort of morbid attraction to or imagination of those thingsall the time it keeps imagining all possible catastrophes or opening the door to the bad suggestions of nasty little entities that in fact take pleasure in creating the possibility of catastrophes.
   I saw that very clearly, it was part of the sadhana of this material mind. Then I offered it all to the Lord and stopped thinking about it. And when I received your letter, I thought, Its the same thing! The same thing, its a sort of unhealthy need this physical mind has to seek the violent shock of emotions and catastrophes to awaken its tamas. Only, in the case of A. breaking his head, I waited two days, thinking, Let us see if it happens to be true. But nothing happened, he didnt break his head! In your case, too, I thought, I am not budging till we get news, because it may be true (one case in a million), so I keep silent. But this morning I looked again and saw it was exactly the same thing: its the process of development to make us conscious of the wonderful working of this mind.
   And usually my nightly activities are never in the material, they are always in the subtle physical, its densest part, if I may say so. Maybe I havent even had in my life half a dozen visions with the material reality as it is: I saw the room as it is and heard the sound of Champaklals voice clearly. Then I understood it was this physical mind dreaming, having an activity, and that it was to show me that attraction You understand, the door opening abruptly, the man coming in and telling me (Mother takes on a tragic tone), I am bringing very bad news, and that tense atmosphere, and then, He has fallen down and broken his head. Then I tried to know who the he was, and little by little and so on.
   With this sort of work to establish perfect equality, I never drive something away immediately, saying, No, thats not possible. One must be calm and collected in the face of all things. I was calm and collected, thinking, Let us see, let me wait for two days, and if he has really broken his head (laughing), Ill find out! Of course, nothing happened. And when I got your letter, I had the feeling it was the same thing, but I thought, Let us see, let us wait. I looked, and didnt see anything. Through your letter and your words I looked, but didnt see anything. And I had the feeling it was this same physical mind that made contact with a formationa malicious formation, because such is the habit of the physical mind.

0 1965-08-07, #Agenda Vol 06, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   On a December morning, almost twenty years ago, on the platforms of the Gare du Nord, a youth was preparing to set off for anywhere, as long as it was as far and adventurous as possible for the time being, it was South America. And beneath the enormous clock which weighed several tons and seemed to him as weighty as Western time, this youth was repeating a curious mantra in his heart: Sri Aurobindo-Mauthausen. Only these two words remained to live and walk with. Behind, there was a world collapsed once for all under the Austrian watchtowers. Although the watchtowers might as well have been Boulevard Montparnasseit was the same thing; another searchlight would have pierced the scenery perfectly well. And there was in that word all the force of a man who had emerged from the dead. Then this name, which did not have a very precise meaning, Sri Aurobindo, but it goes without saying that open sesames have never spoken to the headthey open the door. And there was in it all the force of a man who needs one true little thing to live.
   Because we can entertain our minds as long as we likeour libraries are full; we can amass all the possible explanations of the world, but we will not have achieved anything or walked a single step if we havent touched the secret spring behind the minds flourishes. For the Truth is not what makes us think, but what makes us walk on.
   Sri Aurobindo opens a door in this world stifled by its material or heavenly excesses. He tells us, first, that there is something to be discovered and that we are rich, richer than we may ever think with our headswe are like beggars sitting on a gold mine. But we must get down into the mine. And he tells us that we have the power, if only we are pure enough to seize it. The power over Death and over Life and over Matter, for the Spirit is in us and it is here below that It wants to conquer:
   Heavens touch fulfils but cancels not our earth.4

0 1965-09-15a, #Agenda Vol 06, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   And when I got out of it (it was 3 in the morning), I said to myself, All right, let me look after something else now, and I made a special concentration to get out of it. And I found myself in a place I know very well, which is like a replicaa mental replicaof what I might call certain Ashram rooms (its not exactly that, but it corresponds). And there was a gentleman there I knew very well, a Frenchman, who had come to see me. He had a big desk, he was sitting at the desk, waiting for you: you were expected (thats why I am telling you the story). But I myself wanted to see him before he saw you. There was something I wanted to tell him. Then, instead of going through the usual door, I went by another way and arrived before you. I saw him (we didnt speak to each other I never speak to people), but he was very warm, very enthusiastic, very friendly and full of a sort of rather pleasant fervorignorant, but pleasant. A rather tall man, I think, dressed in an ordinary European suit. I cant describe him very well; if I saw him, I could say, Yes, thats him. And he said two words to me that were like that didnt mean anything at all, but that were like the expression of his feeling. I dont exactly recall the word, but it was nothing, it was Oh! something. So I put my message into his head and left, and as I was leaving (Mother laughs), I almost bumped into youyou were rushing in! And I told you, Dont worry, dont worry, everything is fine! And I left.
   Maybe its one of the publishers, or maybe the man to whom you sent your article.1

0 1965-10-20, #Agenda Vol 06, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Seeing Seeing, its not seeing! Its not a question of seeing. One may see and not love. Thats not the point. Its not a question of seeing. Its a door thats still closed.
   You are trying to see because you are still trying to love here (gesture to the forehead). You dont know about that, but I do. You are trying to love here, and so you speak of seeing. But thats not where one loves. And theres no need to see someone in order to love him. Thats not true.

0 1966-01-14, #Agenda Vol 07, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   The next day, early morning, I was told he was dead. It didnt strike me as news! I said, But of course! It goes without saying, thats how it is. And it seems (I heard all the details afterwardslong afterwards, in the course of the day), it seems the going was very tough and when the talks ended in what he considered to be a success (it was obviously the best (!) that could happen there), he was exultant and quite happy6; then he went into his room and after a few minutes, opened the door and called for a doctor, and in no time it was over. Thats probably when he called. But it was decided a very long time ago.
   There was nothing to be exultant about! They lost what little advantage they had gained during the war.

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

0 1966-03-02, #Agenda Vol 07, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   I saw an amusing little occurrence last night. I wanted to see you (or was trying to see you) and you were in a room just next doorthere was infernal noise! A noise of people talking and talking. Ashram people. Its strange, its the first time that noise has disturbed me in a dreamwhat a din they were making in there! I felt like telling them, Do shut up!
   Thats how it is, exactly how it is.

0 1966-04-09, #Agenda Vol 07, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   The vision of the Sannyasin with his back to a bronze door. See Agenda I, November 20, 1958 and November 22, 1958.

0 1966-04-16, #Agenda Vol 07, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   You read here [in the physical book], then you keep still, open a door, and it comes.
   Its amusing, Ive just done that as if I had been made to do it. Usually its always blank and still here (gesture to the forehead), and thats what it gets inscribed on; but just now it wasnt like that: I read, it came here, then I made a movement backwards: a door opened, and then it was clearly written!

0 1966-06-15, #Agenda Vol 07, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   You must have gone through the wrong door.
   The wrong door?
   Yes (smiling), you have opened the wrong door.
   Maybe what you want to write is very human? I mean, very much in the human consciousness: the human reactions, human perceptions. Because if thats the case I find it so useless, futile, uninteresting, absurd, and, ninety-nine times out of a hundred, untrue, false. So then, maybe I am responsible! I find it sickening, you know, now that there is that sort of sweetness a sweetness Its not drowsy, it has nothing to do with inertia; its a sort of (same gesture of a pendulum), its like letting oneself flow along, but on a luminous stream. So, ever since this has been there, all human stories, all their stories in all fields, from politics to artistic creation and all that, oh, I find it terribly futile and so ridiculously agitated.

0 1966-06-25, #Agenda Vol 07, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Oh, not just once but very often, while listening to his music, a door is immediately opened onto the region of universal harmony, where you hear the origin of sounds, and with an extraordinary emotion and intensity, something that pulls you out of yourself (gesture of abrupt wrenching). Its the first time Ive had this while listening to music I myself have it when I am all alone. But I never had it while listening to music, its always something much closer to the earth. Here, its something very high, but very universal, and with a tremendous power: a creative power. Well, his music opens the door.
   Now, some people have heard his music, and in Russia, France and the U.S.A. as well, they have asked for permission to copy it and spread it around. And the strange thing is that those people dont know one another, but they have all had the same impression: tomorrows music. So to those who have asked Ive answered, Have some patience, in two years well give you a musical monument. Its much better to begin with a major work, because it immediately gives the position, otherwise you might think its passing little inspirationsnot that: something that strikes you on the head and makes you bow before it.

0 1966-07-27, #Agenda Vol 07, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   No, it has made me understand something, but its something very (how can I put it?), very intimate. When Sri Aurobindo left, I knew I had to cut the link with the psychic being, otherwise I would have gone with him; and as I had promised him I would stay on and do the work, I had to do that: I literally closed the door on the psychic and said, For the moment this doesnt exist anymore. It remained like that for ten years. After ten years, it slowly, slowly began to open againit was frightening. But I was ready. It began to open again. But then, that experience surprised me when I had it; I wondered why it had been like that, why I had received that comm and and had to do it. And when there was in the body that identification with divine Love [a few days ago], after that had left, the cells were ordered to undergo a similar phenomenon [to what happened after Sri Aurobindos departure]. And I understood why the whole material world is closed: its to allow it to exist WITHOUT the experience [of divine Love]. Naturally, I had understood why I was made to close off my psychic, because because it was truly impossible, I couldnt go on existing outwardly without Sri Aurobindos presence. Well then, the cells have understood that they must go on existing and living their life without the presence of divine Love. And thats how it took place in the world: it was a necessary phenomenon for the formation and development of the material world.
   But were perhaps nearing We are nearing the time when it will be allowed to open again.

0 1966-08-24, #Agenda Vol 07, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   (Satprem normally meets Mother at 10 A.M., but this has progressively been put back to 10:30 A.M., and this morning, the secretaries left at 10:45 A.M. Over the past year Satprem's "conversations" with Mother have been growing more and more sparse, as this Agenda is witness to, the entire time being taken up by "very urgent" or "very important" communications. This situation will keep worsening till the end, when Mother, overwhelmed, will only be able to see Satprem a few moments, after twelve. Then the door will be closed.)
   Its totally absurd! If I hadnt cried out, they would have kept me for another half-hour. Its a stupid life. I begin a thing at the time I should end it. In the afternoon, its the same thing. I have to squeeze in forty-five, fifty people every day. The other day, I saw seventy-five people in a single day, let alone the ones I see every day in addition. So, to console myself, I remembered the time when I used to see two thousand of them at the Playground but it took only an hour.

0 1966-09-07, #Agenda Vol 07, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   (Mother laughs) You know, there are lots of people who put money in their walls (they hide it with curtains or papers). Theres a fortune, several crores3 of rupees: millions hidden away in walls! And then they worry themselves sick, they constantly fear a police raid; while if they gave it away, they would become quite respectable people! They wouldnt be scared anymore, they would have a peaceful life. I have the possibility of saying that they are anonymous gifts, as in temples; so thats a way for them to turn honest, it would be all to their advantage, but they are more attached to their money than to their life! I said several times (I know some people who have money hidden in their walls), I let it be known through intermediaries that they only had to put it in a suitcase and come and leave it at my door. And Ill say its an anonymous gift, thats all. And they will be freenot only free, but (smiling) with a blessing, because its for the divine work. No, they are prisoners, prisoners of their money.
   And the rather interesting thing is that (without any exception so far) all those who had an opportunity to give me money and didnt want towho didnt want to because of their attachment to their moneylost it. It was taken from them, either by the government or a financial catastrophe or an industrial catastrophe, or simply stolenlost.

0 1966-10-22, #Agenda Vol 07, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Quarter past ten. Youll quietly open the door and come in. I at least will have great fun!
   Because personally I have tried everything, without any result. When I tell them, Time is up with all the authority at my command, they tell me, Yes. Thats all it means to them!

0 1966-11-09, #Agenda Vol 07, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   (Satprem reads Mother a few excerpts from "The Sannyasin," in particular the scene in which the Sannyasin is standing with his back to the temple door, having lost both his "spiritual heaven" and the earth in the form of the one he loved.)
   This image [of the Sannyasin with his back to the bronze door] was so strong, you know! Every time you mention it, I see my vision again.1 It was so strong! There was the templeonly the door and the wall could be seen and the top of a mountain with the abrupt slope downward. Then there was a narrow path between the temple and the precipice, and a roaring crowd surging up, coming up the path, and then
   And I always, always see the same thing.

0 1966-12-17, #Agenda Vol 07, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   His question called this to mind. I said to myself, It opens a door onto another reality.

0 1967-02-21, #Agenda Vol 08, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   A charm and sweetness open lifes closed doors
   And beauty conquer the resisting world,

0 1967-03-04, #Agenda Vol 08, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   (Regarding Sri Aurobindo's Aphorism 126: "The most binding law of Nature is only a fixed process which the Lord of Nature has framed and uses constantly; the Spirit made it and the Spirit can exceed it, but we must first open the doors of our prison-house and learn to live less in Nature than in the Spirit.")
   That was precisely the subject of (can we call it meditation?) of this mornings work. It came so clearly. But the experiences arent literary, they cant be expressed.1

0 1967-05-17, #Agenda Vol 08, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   An Italian professor did some research in Mexico. He says: Human cells can generate enough electrical energy to electrocute another human being standing eighteen feet away. Dr. Ruggiero feels that his experiments in human cells may result in the cure of paralysis and he says that an electrical energy screen generated by human cells could be used to stop bullets. Electrical energy could make a human dynamo capable not only of inflicting death, but of literally walking on air. By connecting cables to the human frame, human cells could produce energy and light sufficient to fill the power needs of an average home or small manufacturing unit. In experiments in his Mexico City laboratory, Dr. Ruggiero has produced a current from a goat enough to light up a series of 40 watt bulbs and to activate an electric door bell
   But its been known for a long time that cats, the skin of cats, is full of electricity. It was used in the past to cure rheumatism.

0 1967-08-02, #Agenda Vol 08, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   I saw him yesterday and spoke to him for half an hour, but he was like you know, like iron bars; he had decided in advance that he wouldnt understand anything of what I would tell him. I tried to enter deep down, but He told me (its an old formation on him) that whatever he wants to do he does for a while, then he meets with disaster and the thing is stopped. And he says that now he is making his spiritual effort, and he has met with disaster (I dont know which one). Naturally, I told him it wasnt like that at all! That it was on the contrary the sign he had reached the point when the door could open and he could transform himself. But he refused to understand. You know, when people are obdurate like that, theres no way you can get through.
   So I thought you could perhaps talk to him.

0 1967-08-12, #Agenda Vol 08, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   But still, they are beginning to think that they should ask for help from those who know. So that opens the door.
   Well see.

0 1967-08-16, #Agenda Vol 08, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   You were at your doorway?
   No, I was inside and looking through the window, because the street was full of people. But Sweet Mother, how is it that I always perceive the same thing? There are differences of intensity, but its ALWAYS the same thing. I am not complaining because its admirably peaceful, powerful, tranquil, but its always the same thing; I cant say that one meditation is very different from the other: whether I am with you or whether I am at the darshan, its the same state.

0 1967-08-30, #Agenda Vol 08, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Strangely, there are no doors, no windows, no ceiling or floor, all that is self-existent and does not appear to be subject to the law of gravity, that is, there isnt the earths magnetic attraction, yet what you write with (laughing) looks like a fountain pen! What you write on looks like paper; the documents are placed in what look like filing cabinets. You do feel that the substance isnt the same, but the appearance is very close. And I am still wondering about that appearance: is it because of our ordinary cerebral function that we put the appearance upon things, or is it really like that?
   I meet almost everyone there. I told you that you are there quite regularly, and we work. As for you, you dont remember. There are others who remember, but their memory is (Mother twists her finger slightly) just slightly off, that is, not identically what I saw. And when they tell me, my impression is, yes, its because of the transcription in their brain. The objective reality of the material world stems from the fact that if you see the same object ten times over, ten times it looks like itself, with differences that are logical, or that may be, for instance, differences of wear and tear but there too its like that! If you study carefully, even in the physical world no two people see things in exactly the same way. There, it may be more pronounced, but it seems to be a similar phenomenon.

0 1967-09-13, #Agenda Vol 08, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Then she came to see me. And there was a veritable battle; really, for an hour it was absolutely a battle with her. Because she kept pushing me, she wanted to know: Why do you turn me down? Why do you shut your door? Why do you refuse me? So I was driven to tell her everything: how she is imprisoned, how her religion is like a structure in which she is shut, how one cant do the yoga until one breaks out of it, all came out. Because I was really driven to it. I felt I was fighting a veritable battle, and two or three times, I was very conscious of a sort of little thing going like this [gesture like the tongue of a snake], just a malevolent little vibration two or three times: Ah, I thought, thats it. And at the same time, a kind of quite sincere distress in her, when she said, I have been wanting to come to India for twenty years now, I have been waiting for this moment for twenty years, so why do you close your door on me?
   Its difficult to break free from that grip.
   Well, it ended up in nothing. I told her, I am not closing my door on you, but I am putting you face to face with what it all means. I said, The ABC of yoga is precisely to demolish all those constructions. But she told me, Christ is the Supermind! I said, No, its not like that!
   (Mother laughs) It didnt leave any trace?

0 1967-10-04, #Agenda Vol 08, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Thats simply why I leave the door openwell see. For years I didnt concern myself with it, but since the Force is like this (gesture of pressure), building up and building up and building up (its tremendous), all that will have to change at some time or other, so has the time come?
   Its rather significant that for some time youve been seeing Catholics come to you from every side!
   It was the year he died, but months later. Less than a year later: eight or nine months. I saw him, he had come to my house (it was in the night, in dream), he was in our house, standing near the door, and I went to see him.8 But someone who was near me said, But hes dead! And that gave poor N.S. such a shock, he was in pain. So I took him with me, made him stretch out on my bed. V. was there, and I sent her to inform you.
   All that in dream?
   Sujata explained: "He was very tall, as high as the door. And he asked me news of his wife."

0 1968-02-17, #Agenda Vol 09, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   It means, at any rate, giving a false idea of Auroville. It opens the door to all kinds of ambiguities.
   (Mother looks at the accompanying little sketches, which look like three intertwined lines)
   I find her paper noxious, because not only does it say nothing, it also opens the door to ambiguities. And it says nothing: the hippies too are the sons of love, its their great doctrine.
   To tell the truth, when I opened that paper, I got a sense of disgust.

0 1968-03-23, #Agenda Vol 09, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   (Satprem read Mother the end of the Playground Talk of June 3, 1953, about Karma: "In all religions, when people said that [the consequences of Karma were strict] and gave such absolute rules, as for me, I think it was to take the place of Nature and pull people's strings.... So then they panic, they get terrified...they should just go to the next floor up. What should be given them is the key to open the door. The staircase has a door, and it needs a key. The key is a sufficiently sincere aspiration or a sufficiently intense prayer.... In both there is a magic power, one must know how to use it.... Some detest prayer (if they went to the bottom of their hearts, they would see it's out of pride). And there are those who have no aspiration, who try but can't aspire that's because they don't have the flame of will, they don't have the flame of humility. Both are needed: to change one's Karma, one must have a very great humility and a very great will.")
   When did I say that?

0 1968-04-03, #Agenda Vol 09, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Its like a door opening onto something that will have a rather considerable importance in the development of the earth.
   I didnt feel he himself was conscious. It somewhat exceeded human consciousnesses. But I clearly saw, very clearly saw the Pope.
   The last time I saw him, he asked me how he should get himself received by the Pope. I said to him, Its very simple, its Sri Aurobindos name that will open the door for you; just write the Pope, I come from Sri Aurobindos Ashram and I would like to see you.
   (Mother goes into a long concentration)

0 1968-05-22, #Agenda Vol 09, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   On his head sits the same person as before: Sweet Mother? Pavitra? Satprem? A teacher? I do not know. I cannot make out the persons body, only his changing face. All of a sudden, the multitude, the huge crowd there receives a tremendous vibration: everything is shaken, and from this change of mentality, there springs a very powerful cry, applause towards this Force that has just penetrated their souls the whole crowd is transformed. Once the ceremony is over, the elephant comes out of the Basilica. I stand near the door and contemplate the endless crowd stretching far, far away. I am curious to know how many people are there, and at the end, a number appears on the horizon: 1,600,000,000.
   This man is prodigiously receptive!
   They themselves would rather have no violenceit seems its not the students who started the violence, but the police. And thats very interesting, because the police stand for the defense of the past. When I read those childrens letters, and when later I was given the news, then there came in me (it was said very, very clearly, a very clear vision): the future. Its the higher Power COMPELLING people to do what they must do. Between now and that (which is a long way ahead), there must be the power of an IMMOBILE number. And the vision was very clear: if millionsnot thousands, millionsof people assemble together and occupy the place absolutely peacefully (simply assemble and occupy the place, naturally with representatives who will say what they like), then it will have power. But there must be no violence; as soon as one indulges in violence, its the return to the past and the open door to all conflicts. At the time, I didnt know it was the police that had started the violence; I didnt know, I wasnt aware of the details of the events. But it was a very clear vision: an occupation by the mass, but a mass all-powerful in its immobility, imposing its will through sheer numbers, with intellectual representatives for negotiations.
   I dont know. De Gaulle5 is open to something more than the purely material force. Is he capable? I dont know. At any rate, he is among the best instruments.
   Its clearly (not in the detail of it, but in the direction of the movement), clearly a will to have done with the past and to open the door to the future.
   Its like a sort of revulsion with stagnation. Thats it. A thirst for something which is ahead and appears more luminous, better. And indeed there IS somethingits not just imagination: there IS something. Thats the beauty of it, its that there is something. There IS a Response. There IS a Force that wants to express itself.

0 1968-06-29, #Agenda Vol 09, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Every minute a discovery. You know, an absolutely accelerated movement. And do you know what set it off? Its the text you read me the other day, by Sri Aurobindo, in which he says that the fear of death in man was the memory of the animal. It seems to have opened a door wide.
   Its like a studya really accelerated study, you cant imagine, one minute after another, like this (snowballing gesture)from the standpoint of the work, that is, the purpose of physical existence in a body, and the usefulness of physical presence. And the absolutely clear, precise vision, in minutes detail, of whats real and whats illusory, whats truly necessary and whats only imagination (that of others, but also, at times, ones own). But I would need hours to tell it all. With (is it a basis?) the perception in the consciousness (but a detailed perception I dont mean ideas, it has nothing to do with ideas or principles, etc.: theres no mental translation), the perception of what, in the work, demands or depends on the bodily presence (I am purposely not saying physical presence, because theres a subtle physical presence thats independent of the body), the bodily presence. And then, at the same time, such a clear, precise, detailed vision of the relationship each one has with this body (a relationship which is thought, feelings and physical reactions all at once), and thats what gives the impression of the necessity of bodily presencegives its measure also. So there is, at the same time, the perception of the TRUE usefulness of physical presence and the perception of the reaction in individuals. Its a world! A world, because of the fantastic amount of details. A world unfolding every second. And accompanied by an inner perception, first, of the effect it has on the cells, and then that the cohesion has now really become, I may say, the result of a supreme Will, to the extent that its necessary for lets say for the experience, or the work (anythingwe can call it what we like). In other words, there is the aspect of progress of the cells as an aggregate. There is hardlyhardly, very weakly the sense of a personality or a physical individuality, its hardly that; neither is it a habit of being together, because its very fluid in there: its truly held together by a higher Will with a definite aim in view, but that too is fluidnothing is fixed.

0 1968-11-02, #Agenda Vol 09, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   It is only in 1973 that France's doors will abruptly open.

0 1968-12-04, #Agenda Vol 09, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   No later than this morning, the whole morning, there was (what should I call it?) it has the nature of wonderment, but not the joy of wonderment, and it doesnt have the stupidity of bewilderment, its something a state, yes. The body notes the way life is (or at least the way life is for our outer, active consciousness), the way life is, the way it APPEARS to be and its very hard for it not to say, Why, why, why? WHY?.. And then, when it sits looking like that, it becomes sad, sad, so very sad; then it feels thats not the thing. And whats that sadness? It must be it must be the door that leads to something else which it doesnt yet understand.
   Why, why is this world like this, why? Why all these horrors, why? Thats how the body was this morning. And it has the impressionjust as it has that very strong, very strong sensation of being within the Lordit has the impression of what that leads to, of what is to come. And then, with TOTAL trust, total. But it doesnt yet know.

0 1968-12-25, #Agenda Vol 09, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Yes, by chance. I didnt intend to see him, then I forgot he was here and walked by his street. And he was on his doorstep. I didnt turn back, I went and saw him.
   What did he tell you?

0 1969-01-22, #Agenda Vol 10, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Personally, I remember, in my case, thats what completely opened the door. Thats what made me Ah! And I entered a new thing (with all the Western mental constructions, you understand).
   It will be interesting.

0 1969-03-12, #Agenda Vol 10, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   A few days ago, A.F was here; he came with F., and his father was waiting outside. E told me, Ill go and fetch him. So the little one was there with her, and she left him to go out, took a few steps towards the door; he felt all alone and was about to rush towards her, when I looked at himhe relaxed, and then stopped. It was remarkable: not a word, I didnt say a word, simply looked at himhe relaxed. He was already rushing out, then I looked at himeverything seemed to relax.
   To that point! Not a word, nothing.

0 1969-04-09, #Agenda Vol 10, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   My thought was to leave it at that (with an inner action) and not to say anything anymore. It will act naturally: there will be someone who will understand after a year, two years we dont know. Like thatwe should put a force on the manuscript that will let it be put it into contact with someone who will understand, who will suddenly realize: Oh, but we have this and havent used it! After a year, two years3 You understand, we close the door to the person who wrote this letter; let her find herself behind a closed door thats all, silence. And then, we put the Force on the manuscript, and one day it will come into the hands of someone who will understand.
   These intellectuals are terrible.

0 1969-04-12, #Agenda Vol 10, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   We go and see the Pope. There are lots of people. Mama puts me second in line, and we draw near the Pope. He gives Mama a few hosts in a handkerchief then asks his servant to bring a multicolored alb similar to his, and I see on the Popes chest Mothers symbol, and at the back a Greek cross (with two equal sides). The servant brings the alb, which the Pope puts on me. Everyone has left. I hear P.L.s voice, but only see a little friend of the Ashram. We go back home, and as we are about to enter, the Popes two servants arrive. I think, Now that I am going to be the Pope in turn, I must be very careful; my entourage and everyone I meet is important. These men may have come to harm me out of jealousy. Mama opens the door and I see a servant of the Pope already in the room. I go in, caress my dog, and wake up.
   (After a long silence) Are you sure he hasnt heard of anything?

0 1969-04-16, #Agenda Vol 10, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Its an open door. They must step through the door and go into the future (gesture of piercing above), towards what has not yet manifested.
   (F.B.:) Can we help them?
   It opens a lot of doors. All habits, the whole past civilization is as if walled in by mental rules; this music (gesture of breaking through) sends them flying! It strikes me as a band of children crying for something and the open door.
   They must step through it, they must go farther there are now possibilities that werent there before, and this [the pop music people] is precisely all that wants to open up so as to receive those possibilities. So a few in the front must be the first to go through and receive whats on the other side.
   But its an open door, really.
   This (pointing to her note), mon petit, it was magnificent; it means this Consciousness is working and working working and teachingnight and day its teaching the body From that point of view, its marvelous. And it goes about like that (gesture everywhere). So naturally, some people imagine that all their fancies are the result of this Consciousness.
   He found the occult cave, the mystic door
   Near to the well of vision in the soul,

0 1969-05-24, #Agenda Vol 10, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Theres the absolute CERTITUDE (Mother clenches her two fists) that theres only ONE way out of all that, only ONEonly one, not two, theres no choice, there arent a few possibilities, theres only one: its the supreme door. The Marvel of Marvels. All the rest all the rest is an impossibility.
   And all that is the experience of this (Mother points to her body), its not mental, but wholly and completely material.

0 1969-07-12, #Agenda Vol 10, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Things here are always cloaked in a number of clothes, its never the exact thing, but there, it is the exact thing. Just now Last night, I had a long activity, and I wondered, But why am I seeing all this? A long activity (Ill tell you what it was), and just now, Z was here and started telling me the difficulties they have with the servants. Ah, I thought, here we are, its my vision, what I saw last night! And in my vision You know that here, its P. who looks after the servants, but in the night, it was Amrita, and Amrita as he is now, not as he was physically (because when he left his body, Amrita came to me, and in fact, he hasnt left me, but he is free: now he rests, now he goes about). Last night, he was very active, and he symbolized Rs activity, as if his influence was what guided R But it was (Mother seems very amused) the symbols were so clear and so amusing, with such an amusing sense of humor! (The nights have really become very interesting.) Oh, last night, I did gymnastics! (Mother laughs) It was because of that business with the servants: in the end, at one spot a wall was needed as a protection from the servants invasion, and they had built a small wall (a small wall to protect a doorway); so I entered the house, and when I wanted to go out the other way, they had removed the staircase to build that small wall! So (laughing) there was a gaping hole, and I had to go back down (I was very agile) by clinging to the wall! Things of that sort, thoroughly amusing. They had put up a kind of big partition as a protection from a crowd of servants who had swarmed into the street, a partition so they wouldnt sweep in here; then Amrita came, opened the partition, and started talking with the people outside! I told him (laughing), There, youre ruining all our work!
   And then, I go to America, I go to Europe, I go all the time. I go to some places in India. And all of that is work, work, workat night. But so living!

0 1969-07-19, #Agenda Vol 10, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   There was someone in America whom I would often see at night, a woman. I would go there, talk, and people answered. Some of those night activities are strange: I feel as if I enter someone, because I speak, people answer me. And I dont know whom I enter or what it is. But there was someone I would often see: I would see her house, I would see gatherings (there were gatherings), I would see I didnt know who it was. Then, one day, we got a letter from a woman who said that for 1972, she wanted to get a boat and come with a group of people in that boat. I replied, and she sent her photoit was the person I had seen so often and was in contact with! And she is a woman who seems to have authority there (she looks like a rich woman): she has authority, she knows government people and has written to them. She already has a very large group, there seems to be some good work being done in America. Very receptive and full of energy. I still remember that my conversations [with her] were very interesting. And the other day, her letter came (it was the second or third time she wrote) along with her photo, so I recognized her. Thats interesting, because (just then the door of Mothers room slams) the contact was constant: the place is constant, the people are constant, and I see them very often, its not something just random. She wrote to the government to tell them that they should take special interest in Auroville and do something. And she seems to have authority there.
   (Sujata goes and sees who slammed the door, then comes back)
   What is it? What happened?
   Someone opened this door, then closed it again, and nobody is there!
   Gone? But isnt Champaklal there?
   Oh, when no one is there on the landing, some people come upstairs and into the room! (Mother laughs) Once there was a big to-do: it was in the morning and I was seeing people, when suddenly there barged in a very tall man. So everyone rushed to him and took him out. It seems that man had written to me that he wanted to see me, and I hadnt replied, so (laughing) he had decided he would come without reply! A fairly young man. Afterwards he said (he knew some people here, who told him it was a big scandal), he said, I dont even know why or how I did it! He was waiting there in front of the door on the terrace, and M. who had just seen me came out; thinking the man had come to see me, M. told him, Come with me, and the man replied, Go ahead, Ill follow you, but instead of following him he came right in here! Then he said he hadnt the least idea how or why he had done it. So it means there are formations waiting there to get hold of people.

0 1969-07-26, #Agenda Vol 10, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   He found the occult cave, the mystic door
   Near to the well of vision in the soul,

0 1969-07-30, #Agenda Vol 10, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   The power of a beautiful picture! It sinks in so easily, you can convert so many peopleat least open them, open the doors.
   Yes, yes.
   I have a feeling that doors have opened.
   (Mother gazes at the future)

0 1969-08-09, #Agenda Vol 10, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Four of us went on a trek from I forgot from which place on the banks of the Rhone, to go to Geneva, crossing the mountains on foot, the four of ustwo men, two women.1 We walked on, and when we reached some place at lunch time and were hungry, we ate there; when we reached some place at nightfall, we slept there, and then we went onit was real adventure. We didnt even know the route, we had some kinds of maps. Well then, once, far from any town or any village, on a mountain road, we arrived at lunch time at a sort of inn something that looked like an inn, which stood by itself, miles from anywhere. We entered. An old man and an old woman were there They had a most peculiar look. They were very brisk, very alertthey had a peculiar look. We asked if we could eat there. They said yes. They looked at us, eyed us closely, then let us into a big room, with a table in one corner and chairs around it and also big benches I dont know what that room was used for. And they had us eat there. They asked us if we wanted they had a good little white wineif we wanted some of it. The other three said yes; as for me, I had already stopped drinking alcohol. They said yes, and they drank the wine (it was a light wine), they washed down their food with it. But I didnt touch it. At the end of the meal they said, Oh, how sleepy we are! Wed like to rest, well take a nap. So they lay down on the benches and slept. Now, I had a pair of shoes that didnt fit me and were hurting one of my big toes: it had caused an inflammation, it was painful, and I wanted to ba the my foot so as to disinfect it. I didnt feel sleepy in the least. I sat downthere was a basin and some water-and bathed my foot. Half an hour later, the rooms entrance door slowly opened, and the old couple came in (furtive gesture). I was sitting rather low, so I was hidden by the tables and they didnt see me. They came in on tiptoe, looked this way and that, and were about to come up to the benches on which the others were lying, when suddenly they saw meah! (Mother gives a start of surprise) They stopped. Then I raised my head, looked at them, and said, You wanted?
   Oh, they were very wily, they said, Oh, we just came to see if you needed anything. And they went out.

0 1969-10-08, #Agenda Vol 10, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   I felt it, but it didnt hurl! And theres no trace. And theres nothing there was enough to crush you! (Mother laughs) And there was nothing. The body was tranquil, tranquil, tranquil. It woke me up, and I wondered if Id been hurt, but there was nothing. And where it fell, I saw it, I felt the shock I felt it, thats what woke me up: a shock and a sort of weight, and a gap in the wall as big as a door. So then, the bodys reaction, but instantaneous (that is, without reflecting or anything), instantaneous, was Oh, Lord, like this (Mother opens her arms upward), smiling. Not at all frightened or Then I took a good look and wondered, Am I hurt anywhere? There was nothing. Because I kept the two together: the state of vision and the physical state at the same time; in the state of vision I wanted to know whether Id been hurt (it hadnt done anything), and in both states the reaction was the same, like this (same gesture, arms open), with a smile. So it shows that the thing is really done.
   Later this morning, when I was fully awake, I wondered, How could I get that? How could that being do it? (Because it did take place, I received it! [Mother laughs] He wasnt stopped from doing it.) Then the answer was very clear: it was for your body to learn that its really and effectively protected, even if something takes place.

0 1969-10-12, #Agenda Vol 10, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   your journey in India. I pray from the bottom of my heart that you may not pass it by. In your solitary retreat, I hope you will be able to open to Mother, who will open for you the door of the Secret.
   I hope I did well and that Your Grace will be with him.

0 1970-01-10, #Agenda Vol 11, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Then, no doors, but after going deep down one comes back up into the temple; one goes under the wall and comes back up insideits again a symbol. Everything is symbolic.
   And then, no furniture, but first a wooden floor, probably (like here), then over the wooden floor, a thick foam rubber, and over it, a carpet, like here. We have to choose the color. The whole thing will be white. I am not sure if Sri Aurobindos symbols will be white I dont think so. I didnt see them white, I saw them with an undefinable color, between gold and orange. A color of that sort. They will stand upright, carved in stone. And a globe not transparent but translucent. Then, at the bottom [of the globe], a light will be projected upward and will enter the globe diffusely. And from outside, rays of light will fall onto the center. No other lights: no windows, an electric ventilation. And no furniture, nothing. A place to try and find ones consciousness.

0 1970-03-14, #Agenda Vol 11, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Its not easy, it calls for endurance and will, but a day will come when it will be quite natural. Its only just the open door thats all, now we have to go on.

0 1970-04-01, #Agenda Vol 11, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Did I tell you the vision I had here? Ive had many, but there is one It was after the War was declared: between the time when the War (the first War) was declared and my departure. There was a rather long period: the War was declared in August [1914] and I left next February. Well, between the two, one day while in meditation, I saw Kali enter through the doorKali of the vital, naked, with a garl and of headsshe danced into the room. And she told me (she stayed like that, a little distance away), she told me I dont remember the exact words, but: Paris is captured or Paris is about to be captured or Paris is destroyed something of the sort, anyway the Germans were advancing on Paris. And then, I saw the Mother the Mother, that is to say how does he call her? Maha

0 1970-07-18, #Agenda Vol 11, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   At home, Im rather fierce and I close my door.
   Thats what I meant: dont let them in.
   Satprem will abundantly carry on with this until 1971. Then he will abruptly close his door when people will start referring to him as a guru.
   Mother has begun examining the list of visitors, instead of accepting everything and everyone.

0 1970-07-22, #Agenda Vol 11, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Yes, its the door to sectarianism and fanaticism.
   Yes, yes, yes.

0 1970-08-01, #Agenda Vol 11, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   But Ive learned things about the Tibetans. The Tibetans are with us, but a Tibetan boy who came here recounted some frightful things. They fled from their country and had settled near the border (they lived in huts near the border, with his father, mother and grandfa ther). A Tibetan came and asked them for shelter. They took him and put him up. But after some time (I dont know how many days), a group of other Tibetans came to find that man, saying he was an enemy. So those Tibetans (I thought they were all the victims of the Chinese they are the victims of their own division), they came and killed the father, mother and grandfa ther; they tried to kill the son but missed: he escaped and is now here. Incredible stories! So theyre all like that, arguing and quarreling among themselvesnaturally, if they continue they open the door to everything.
   So some tell me, Dont be with this man, because and others tell me, Dont be with those, because they are enemies. There you are!

0 1970-10-17, #Agenda Vol 11, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   The impression that a new door has opened. The impression as if you had opened a new door for humanity.
   Youre the one who opens it!

0 1970-11-21, #Agenda Vol 11, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Its very good. Its more than very good: it opens the door to the future.
   Satprem will not see Mother on those days: on December 3, she will fall seriously "ill." It will be another dangerous turning point.

0 1971-04-17, #Agenda Vol 12, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   You have a lot of nerve to say that Sri Aurobindo did not have the key to the yoga of the superman and that his integral yoga was a refinement of the mental bubble! And where have I learned what I write, if not from Mother and Sri Aurobindo? You forget that it is thanks to him that the yoga of the superman is possible, that it is he who prepared it, he who brought down the great flood of the New Consciousness so that, instead of seeking for the Divine Truth up above, men can live it down here and walk their every step in it. It is like saying that Sri Aurobindo did not have the key to the door he opened!
   His yoga is integral because, instead of confining the quest to the spiritual heights, he has told us repeatedly that our body too must participate and we must bring the Spiritual Truth down into our body and our life. The path of ascent and all the other paths, the other planes of consciousness, are part of an integral development for those who have the time and the special capacities that are required. But it is no longer the time for those excursions, since everything can be found heresince, in fact, Sri Aurobindo and Mother opened the way HERE. Please recall Mothers statement: Sri Aurobindo came to tell us: one need not leave the earth to find the Truth, one need not leave life to find ones soul, one need not abandon the world or have limited beliefs to enter into relation with the Divine. The Divine is everywhere, in everything, and if he is hidden, it is because we do not take the trouble to find him. (Questions and Answers, 8.13.1958) And again this: For many, spiritual life is meditation. As long as that nonsense is not uprooted from human consciousness, the supramental force will always find it very difficult not to be swallowed up in the obscurity of an uncomprehending human mind. (Questions and Answers, 4.17.1957) And if you know how to read Sri Aurobindo and Mother, you will see that they have completely described this road of here and the sunlit pathOn the Way to Supermanhood only puts an intentionally exclusive accent on the here, because there is no time to lose, because everyone does not have the special capacities for making large-scale explorations, and finally because we are at the Hour of Godwe are right there! It has come. Because there really is something different in the world since 1969.
   Now, you have completely confused the psychic and the spiritual. The psychic, the soul, the Fire within, Agni, does not belong to the mental bubble or to any bubble: it is the Divine in matter. It is that little Fire which opens the door to the great solar Fire of the New Consciousness. It is the instrument of the yoga of the superman (when I speak of turning on the psychic switch, I am there taking the word in the vulgar and ridiculous sense of people seeking visionary and occult experiencesnot in the true sense). Others in every age have had the experience of the psychic, of the inner Fire, but aside from the Rishis, no one used it to transform matter; the religions have made a purely devotional and mystical thing out of it. As for the spiritual, that includes all the planes of consciousness above the ordinary mind. It is the path of ascent. And that is where I repeatedly and emphatically, and from experience, say that those great Experiences, which have to be turned into spiritual summits, are part of the mental bubble (including the overmind): they are the rarefied summits on which the being thins out into a marvelous whiteness, immense, royal, without a ripple of trouble, in an eternal peacewhich can last for millenniums without its changing the world one iota, by definition. But the spiritual is not the supramental, and when one touches the supramental, it seems to be almost a whole other Spirit, it is so compact, warm, powerful, present, embodied and radiantly solid in broad daylight. That is the Radiance which Sri Aurobindo and Mother came to bring down on earththey said over and over that their yoga was new, new, newand it is through the simple little fire inside us that we can enter into direct contact with That, without sitting in the lotus position or leaving life. When one touches That, the spiritual heights seem pale. That is all I have to say. So we do not at all need to be superyogis to have this contact, and those who have found Nirvana, or what have you, have not advanced one inch toward That, because the clue to That is not up there at all or outside, but in your own small capacity of flame.
   So if instead of splitting hairs, you set out boldly on the road, afire, you would perhaps discover that we are indeed at the Hour of God and that a single spark of sincere effort, at ones own level, opens doors which have been closed for millenniums.

0 1971-12-04, #Agenda Vol 12, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   "Sri Aurobindo came to announce to the world a glorious future and opened the door to its realization."
   The Commander-in-chief of the eastern sector, who asked for Mother's blessings.

0 1971-12-18, #Agenda Vol 12, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   I have the impression that for about a year now there has been no creative force coming into meno inspiration and no creative force. I was speaking about it with Sujata a few days ago, and she had a vision: she saw something like two enormous silver doorswhich were closed. So I dont know, I wonder what that means. Why that closure?
   (after a silence)

0 1972-02-09, #Agenda Vol 13, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   And it isnt very practical here: they would have to leave through the same door they come in. There should be another exit, then people could make a circle.
   But will you give a meditation on the 29th?

0 1972-03-08, #Agenda Vol 13, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Yes. A workshop with machines as well as the godown [storeroom] next door which contained the stock of food. Brrff!
   Thats how it is, like an imperative Order: Dont step out of line or else everything will go wrong.

0 1972-03-29a, #Agenda Vol 13, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   I call on you rather than any other contemporary writer because I think your works embody the very anguish of the West, an anguish I have bitterly experienced all the way to the German concentration camps at the age of twenty, and then in a long and uneasy wandering around the world. Insofar as I have always turned to you, daring and searching with each of your characters what surpasses man, I am again turning to you because I have a feeling that, more than anyone else, you can understand Sri Aurobindos message and perhaps draw a new impetus from it. I am also thinking of a whole generation of young people who expect much from you: more than an ideal of pure heroism, which only opens the doors (as does all self-offering) on another realm of man we have yet to explore, and more than a fascination with death, which also is only a means and not an end, although its brutal nakedness can sometimes open a luminous breach in the bodily prisonwhere we seem to have been immured alive and we emerge into a new dimension of our being. For we tend too often to forget that it is for living that your heroes think so constantly of death; also I think that the young people I mentioned want the truth of Tchen and Katow, the truth of Hernandez, Perken and Moreno [characters in Malrauxs novels] beyond their death.
   It may seem strange to speak of you in an Indian Ashram that one would consider far removed from the world and the agonizing problems and struggles of the Human Condition, but as a matter of fact Sri Aurobindos Ashram is concerned with this earthly life; it wants to transform it instead of fleeing it as all traditional Indian and Western religions do, forever proclaiming that His kingdom is not of this world. Knowing that there exists a fundamental reality beyond man, religions have focussed on that other realm to find the key to man just as your heroes focus on their death to discover the fundamental reality that will be able to stand in the face of death. But religion has not justified this life, except as a transition toward a Beyond which is supposedly the supreme goal; and your heroesthough so close to lifes throbbing heart that at times it seems to explode and reveal its poignant secretfinally plunge into death, as if to free themselves from an Absolute they cannot live in the flesh.

0 1972-04-02a, #Agenda Vol 13, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   A few are scattered here and there, individuals or groups of three or four. But most go out from a side door to our left. Another door is to the left at the top of a stairway which mounts from the courtyard below and ends in a sort of bridge or passage. I see one or two persons going out from this bridge- door. Turning to the right, this passage leads straight to the Mothers room.
   We enter Mothers chamber. The Mother is lying on a bed. She is dressed in white satin or silk (the couch also). Four or five people are inside, disconsolate. Slowly they wander out. One or two Pass to the adjoining chamber. Finally only Satprem and I remain. He is near the Mothers bed The Mother sits up and starts talking to Satprem. She is explaining to him about the transformation of the body. She talks for a long time.
   Satprem and I come out from the Mothers chamber and take the passage leading to the left (exit) door to announce to the world that THE MOTHER IS ALIVE.
   My dream ends before we have crossed the threshold.

0 1972-04-05, #Agenda Vol 13, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   That was the end. The atmosphere had become so rotten that, obviously, it could not last much longerMo ther was suffocating there. I later discovered in my own body and from direct experience that all bad thoughts are agonizing to the body, they create a sort of oppression as if you were short of air. Yet, even when they closed Mothers door on me, a year and a month later almost to the day, on May 19, 1973, I COULD NOT believe it was the end. I was convinced that this was the last stage, that Mother was finally going to shake off the old slavery to food: the last tie to the old physiology. But, as we now know, her bodyguard would not let her. In his speech on December 4, 1973, he declared, In the beginning [from May 20], She refused to take any food or drink, but somehow we persuaded Her to take them.2 She did fight as much as she could, and then. At times, I seemed to hear her faltering little voice up there: Where is Satprem? Where is Satprem? and then silence. Had I attempted to force the barrier, this Agenda would never have seen the light of day. In a way, the following conversation is therefore prophetic.
   Such was Mothers immediate entourage: a devoted but uncomprehending helper, a doctor with no faith, a violent and despotic bodyguard, and a blind and blinded little being controlled by her passions and by Pranab.
   Yes, of course. But people like K. will be there [Satprem turns toward the bathroom door and gestures to Mothers attendant to come closer].
   On May 19,1973, six months before Mother left, Pranab closed Mother's door on Satprem, and on everyone else as well, including Sujata.
   Stricken with cancer, Vasudha could no longer serve Mother actively but came and saw her every day for a few moments. Her exit was a real tragedy. Had she been there, nothing would have happenedshe knew and she understood. For so many years she had discreetly kept watch not only over Mother but also over the privacy and secrecy of our conversations with Mother, making sure that no one disturbed us and above all encroached on the time Mother gave us. I can never express enough gratitude to herand my infinite regret. There was someone in that pack who understood and that someone was taken away from Motherwhy?

0 1972-04-26, #Agenda Vol 13, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Whenever I protest or complain, I am told (thats how it comes), I am told that things come to me from here or there (gesture to every side) for me to act upon them, for That to act upon the worldit has nothing to do with thought, it isnt a thought, this (the head) is very silent; its here (gesture above), and then like this (gesture rising from the bottom to be offered), from the subconscient. And all the work that is being done is not just for this body; the body is doing it for all those who are receptive. In which case I have nothing to say, everything is perfectly all right. If such is the case. Because (Mother turns her head toward the bathroom door) the body lives in particularly good conditions. It is very well taken care of.

0 1972-11-25, #Agenda Vol 13, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   At the door of Sujatas house, downstairs. And for you, how was it?
   (long silence)
   That is what Mother needed so much. When they closed Mother's door on me, they condemned her to death. It is the plain truth. But not one understood that, or even tried to. Not one. What was their heart made of then?

0 1973-04-07, #Agenda Vol 13, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   (Satprem leaves the room. He holds the white lotus tightly in his hands. Something terrible has just happened, he does not know what. It was not a man who was standing in that room. On his way out, he meets Sujatas brother and spontaneously, as if he suddenly saw it all, tells him, One day they are going to close Mothers door on us.)
   Satprem had heard, "Will THEY believe you?" But Mother did say "he" = Pranab.

0 1973-04-29, #Agenda Vol 13, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   (Mother sees Sujata. Sujata enters Mother's room after sitting a long time outside, in front of Mother's door, engrossed in the English translation of the "Sannyasin." Mother takes her hands.)
   Your contact is most pleasant, my child, I can tell you that. Most pleasant.

0 1973-05-09, #Agenda Vol 13, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   And then everything takes up so much time! I havent seen anybody this morning. Theyre all here [waiting at the door]. What can I do, mon petit?
   Oh, Mother. We love you, Mother.

02.01 - Our Ideal, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Nature's attempt at the transcendence of Mind opens the door for a more and more direct and integral descent of the Divine Consciousness, and in its highest degrees the degrees of the Supermind the Descent means a reversal of the normal values, a swift and total transfiguration of earthly life into the mould of supernal spiritual realities. An absolute degree of the Descent, an irruption of the Divine Consciousness in its supreme purity and fullness becomes inevitable in the end: for that alone can bring about the fulfilment that Nature ultimately has in view. Matter will yield completely, and life power too, only to the direct touch and embrace of the Divine's own self.
   In this age we stand at some such critical juncture in Nature's evolutionary history. Its full implications, the exact degree of the immediate achievement, the form and manner of the Descent are things that remain veiled till the fact is accomplished. Something of it is revealed, however, to the eye of vision and the heart of faith, something of it is seized by those to whom it chooses to disclose itself

02.01 - The World-Stair, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
    That open moving doors on things divine,
    Became familiar to his hourly sight;

02.02 - The Kingdom of Subtle Matter, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  The eyes were doors to a celestial sense,
  Hearing was music and the touch a charm,

02.03 - The Glory and the Fall of Life, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  And still her doors are barred to things supreme.
  These worlds could feel God's breath visiting their tops;

02.04 - The Kingdoms of the Little Life, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  As if a stranger or enemy at its door:
  Its thoughts were kneaded by the shocks of sense;

02.05 - The Godheads of the Little Life, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Her house refused to open its sealed doors.
  A door is cut in the mud wall of self;
  Across the lowly threshold with bowed heads

02.06 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Leaving the secrecy of the eternal doors,
  Into a world that cries to him for help,

02.08 - Jules Supervielle, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   And the squeaking door
   (It was oiled this morning)
   A living door, as pale as he himself.
   The Reality is so real that it is always there, and it is not always altogether intangible, invisible. You touch it often enough but you do not know that it was the reality. You give it another name: perhaps imagination, illusion, hallucination. Yes, at the dead of night when you have forgotten yourself, forgotten the world, nothing exists, you call out his true name and set him in frontO my soul, O my God!

02.08 - The World of Falsehood, the Mother of Evil and the Sons of Darkness, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  The doors of God they have locked with keys of creed
  And shut out by the Law his tireless Grace.

02.09 - Two Mystic Poems in Modern French, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   To have the queen always by his side the king must close the doors and windows of the lower storey of his palace and climb the stairs upward.
   The king must shed all fear. There will be no palace to live in but a bare rock upon which he will find the queen lying down.

02.10 - Independence and its Sanction, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Precisely, the present war brings to our door the opportunity most suited to the acquisition and development of this power and strength. The very things the Indian temperament once had in abundance but now lacks most and has to recoverdiscipline, organization, impersonality and objectivity in work, hard and patient labour, skill of execution in minute detailsqualities by virtue of which power is not only acquired, but maintained and fosteredare now made more easily available. These qualities cannot be mastered and developed with such facility and swiftness as under the pressure of the demands of a war. This does not mean that we have got to be militarists. But the world is such that if we wish to live and prosper we must know how to make use of the materials and conditions that are given to us. Many good things are imbedded among bad ones, and wisdom and commonsense do not advise us to throw out the baby with the bath-water. That is another matter, however.
   If we had joined hands with the British in the war-work on their own termsto try to compel them to our terms is to put the cart before the horsewe would have seen that as we proceeded with the work, more and more of it came automatically under our charge, however small or slight it might have looked in the beginning. In the end or very soon we would have found that our possession of the field was an accomplished fact, there could be no question of denying or refusing, the fact had to be acceptedadmitted and ratified. It is the well-known policy of the camel which Aesop described in one of his Fables. We have to establish the inexorable logic of events which definitively solves the riddle, cuts the Gordian knot as it were. A theoretical, that is to say, a moral and legal pact or understanding is but a dam of sands.

02.13 - Rabindranath and Sri Aurobindo, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   So it was natural and almost inevitablewritten among the stars that both should meet once more on this physical earth. Sri Aurobindo had been in complete retirement seeing none except, of course, his attendants. He was coming out only four times in the year to give silent darshan to his devotees and a few others who sought for it. It was in the year 1928. Tagore was then on a tour to the South. He expressed to Sri Aurobindo by letter his desire for a personal meeting. Sri Aurobindo naturally agreed to receive him. Tagore reached Pondicherry by steamer, and I had the privilege to see him on board the ship and escort him to the Ashram. The Mother welcomed him at the door of Sri Aurobindo's apartments and led him to Sri Aurobindo. Tagore already knew the Mother, for both were together in Japan and stayed in the same house and she attended some of his lectures in that country. It may be interesting to mention here that Tagore requested the Mother to take charge of the Visva Bharati, for evidently he felt that the future of his dear institution would be in sure hands. But the Mother could not but decline since it was her destiny to be at another place and another work.
   What transpired between them is not for me to say, the meeting being a private one. But I may quote here what Tagore himself wrote about it subsequently:

02.14 - Appendix, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Tranquillity and a pleasant sweetness are then the first doors of entry. Through the second doors we come to a wide intimacy, an all-pervading unity, where man and nature have fused into one. This unity and universality brea the through and inspire such simple yet startling words:
   I wandered lonely as a cloud

02.15 - The Kingdoms of the Greater Knowledge, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  He knocked at the doors of the Unknowable.
  Thence gazing with an immeasurable outlook

03.04 - The Vision and the Boon, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Alone thou standest at the eternal doors.
  What thou hast won is thine, but ask no more.
  To make his thought and will a magic door
  For knowledge to enter the darkness of the world
  And dancers within rapture's golden doors,
  Their tread one day shall change the suffering earth
  And one great act unlock the doors of Fate."
  His prayer sank down in the resisting Night

03.09 - Buddhism and Hinduism, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Buddhism saw and accepted a world of misery; therefore it knew how to touch the human heart, open up the doors in human consciousness to sympathy and compassion and love. Life it envisaged as an unreal persistence and therefore awakened and installed there the fiery urge towards withdrawal, ascension and transcendence. It was Buddhism that canonised the way of asceticism, laid out the path of the Everlasting Nayalthough called (somewhat euphemistically perhaps) the Middle Path being tempered by an attitude of sweet reasonableness in the inner heart.
   The original and primeval Indianism was built upon the Vedic realisation of the Everlasting Yes. That luminous body of an integral realisation, which means the Veda, came to be covered over by a more strenuous demand of immediate necessity, by an over-emphasis on one side or aspect or line of growth of the human consciousness; a negative approach was needed for man to rise out of its too earthly a tenement to glimpse his divine possibility beyond, before he could hope to build it here below. The long reign of Siva was a necessary preparation for the advent of Vishnu.

03.11 - The Language Problem and India, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   But French seems to have made ample amends for this deficiency (in the matter of variety of experiences especially in the supra-rational religions) by developing a quality which is peculiar to its turn of psychological curiosity and secular understandinga refined sensibility, a subtle sensitiveness, an alert and vibrant perception that puts it in contact with the inner (even though not so much the higher) almost the hidden and occult movements of life. That is how mysticismla mystiquecomes by a back door as it were into the French language.
   It seems natural for the English language to dwell on such heights of spiritual or metaphysical experience as A.E. gives us:

04.01 - The Birth and Childhood of the Flame, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  The star-defended doors of heaven's dim sleep,
  Or from the gold eye of her paramour

04.01 - To the Heights I, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Unwelcome guests are prowling round about. At times they even knock at the door and try to peep through the windows. I have all the doors and windows bolted and barred. And I shall not open them, neither out of kindness nor curiosity. Let them howl in the chill night outside and go their way or perish. I await my own Guest who shall reveal himself from within; for him I keep the hearth clean and warm. I tend the fire patiently and assiduously. The flames brighten and mount upwardeach a voice that calls and prays for the coming of the Beloved.
   O Soul! Listen to his sweet footfall. Lend not your ear to other voices. Gather together in silence all the eagerness of the heart. Lo! the profundities ring with the music of his anklets!

04.02 - The Growth of the Flame, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Opened the enormous doors of the unknown,
  Rent man's horizons into infinity.
  All her life's turns led her to symbol doors
  Admitting to secret Powers that were her kin;

04.03 - The Call to the Quest, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Unlocked were the inner spirit's trance-closed doors:
  The inaudible strain in Nature could be caught;
  Immortal Powers sweep flaming past your doors;
  Far-off upon your tops the god-chant sounds
  A hand from some Greatness opened her heart's locked doors
  And showed the work for which her strength was born.

04.04 - The Quest, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Disclosed to her the masked divinity's doors.
  On dreaming plains, an indolent expanse,

04.07 - Readings in Savitri, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   But the task is not easy. The flesh is weak: it is incapable of holding or receiving the breath of immortality. Not only so, it has a positive aversion, a bad will: it is refractory, antipa thetic to the touch of the spirit. Matter is dull and dumb, dark and obdurate: mortality loves and clings jealously and exclusively to its mortal home. The earthly being does not know, cannot appreciate the gift, the boon that is brought to him, to his very door: he has only to receive and accept in order to be saved out of all ignorance and grief, impotence and death. The Divine Mother has forgotten herself, has made herself as small and as close and native to earth as any earthly creature, like anyone of us, taken upon herself all limitations and indignities, the entire burden of an earthly life, graced with her presence this mortal atmosphere. But
   Hard is it to persuade earth-nature's change;

05.01 - Of Love and Aspiration, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   The Heart is the blazing hearth of Aspiration, the divine door that opens into Immortality.
   Of Love Ananda is the soul, self-mastery the head, and purity the foundation.

05.01 - The Destined Meeting-Place, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  The lurking doors of beauty and surprise,
  The wings that murmur in the golden house,

05.02 - Satyavan, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Her soul flung wide its doors to this new sun.
  An alchemy worked, the transmutation came;
  And Satyavan looked out from his soul's doors
  And felt the enchantment of her liquid voice

05.22 - Success and its Conditions, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   How is this tranquil energism to be secured? What are the conditions that produce and maintain and foster it? The first condition is self-confidence. One must have trust in oneself, a full faith that one is able to do the thing. A pessimist, a half-hearted doubter, a defeatist can never achieve anything in the world. All successful men, whatever share they agreed to give to chance, had always immense hope and faith. Against failures, against tremendous odds they have always persisted, always believed in their star. Like Caesar they said not only to themselves but also to others: "Thou carriest with thee the fate of Caesar." Only, of course, the self-confidence sometimes overrides itself, becomes conceit and arrogance. Then you go beyond your depth, tempt the fates beyond your control and open the door to failure. So along with self-confidence, there must be an element of sobriety; we will call it modestytrue modesty that can perceive the extreme limit at least of the possible and the impossible. Such modesty itself is a source of serenity and calmness in the mind and nerves. Imagine a lion couchant, aiming at its prey. The prey remains spellbound, unable to run away. The lion's gaze is fixed upon its victim; its hypnotism consists in a calm and absolute self-confidence, an unshakable assurance that its will shall prevail.
   Man's self-confidence is, as I have said, apt to overleap itself; it turns into self-conceit and blind and obstinate complacence. An animal by instinct knows how to remain within its limits and continue to be unfailing in its judgment: it is domestic animals that begin to get muddled in their instinctive movements. With the growth of the mental self-consciousness man loses the sense of his limits and always seeks to exceed himself. And therefore failure and fall have become almost his constant companions. His efforts are not commensurate with his powers. Hence in his case modesty is a great asset and a desideratum. Modesty, we said, is the consciousness of one's limitationnot over-estimating oneself, nor for that matter under-estimating oneself: it is judging exactly what one is.

06.01 - The Word of Fate, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Safe doors cry opening near, the doomed pass on.
  A future knowledge is an added pain,
  Human was she still and opened her doors to grief;
  The stony-eyed injustice she accused

06.02 - The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  He has opened the doors of his undying peace.
  The Deity compensates the creature's claim,
  And knock at his doors and live within his house;
  A dreadful cord of sympathy can tie
  Open not thy doorways to a nameless Power,
  Climb not to Godhead by the Titan's road.
  And looks out only through half-opened doors.
  He cuts the boundless Truth into sky-strips

06.16 - A Page of Occult History, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   However, the Asuras came to think better of the game and consented to use their freedom on the side of the Divine, for the fulfilment of the Divine; that is to say, they agreed to conversion. Thus they took birth as or in human beings, so that they may be in contact with the human soulPsychewhich is the only door or passage to the Divine in this material world. But the matter was not easy; the process was not straight. For, even agreeing to be converted, even basking in the sunshine of the human psyche, these incorrigible Elders could not forget or wholly give up their old habit and nature. They now wanted to work for the Divine Fulfilment in order to magnify themselves thereby; they consented to serve the Divine in order to make the Divine serve them, utilise the Divine End for their own purposes. They wished to see the new creation after their own heart's desire.
   That is how things have become difficult upon earth and are delaying the ultimate consummation which, however, is sure to come about when the wheel of Time or Fate has turned full circle.

06.19 - Mental Silence, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   I have said normally you are assailed by all kinds of thought. They come into your brain from all quarters and demand audience and satisfaction. Thoughts need come into the brain, because actions become possible through them, they give the form and frame to your action. But the difficulty is that the thoughts are not only various but almost always contrary to each other; we see man so often moving in contrary directions and contradicting himself at each step. It is bound to be so if the doors of the mind are left wide open. Sometimes, however, or in some persons, one dominant thought takes possession of the mind and drives out all others. In such a case, when a single idea rules, one is likely to cut oneself down, narrow oneself and force the being into a strait-jacket, to move in a closed groove. The being in its entirety does not find self-expression or self-fulfilment. Thus you may have the idea, the fixed idea, that the world is irrevocably miserable and incorrigible and therefore you will naturally plan your whole life to that end, all your occupation and preoccupation will be how to get away from this world, you will seek a far solitude, inner and outer, seek release fr