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BOOKS
As_It_Is_-_Volume_I_-_Essential_Teachings_from_the_Dzogchen_Perspective
Big_Mind,_Big_Heart
Blazing_the_Trail_from_Infancy_to_Enlightenment
City_of_God
Core_Integral
Essential_Integral
Evolution_II
Faust
Full_Circle
General_Principles_of_Kabbalah
Guided_Buddhist_Meditations__Essential_Practices_on_the_Stages_of_the_Path
Guru_Bhakti_Yoga
Heart_of_Matter
Hymn_of_the_Universe
Infinite_Library
Integral_Life_Practice_(book)
Know_Yourself
Letters_On_Poetry_And_Art
Letters_On_Yoga
Letters_On_Yoga_III
Liber_157_-_The_Tao_Teh_King
Life_without_Death
Manual_of_Zen_Buddhism
Meditation__The_First_and_Last_Freedom
Modern_Man_in_Search_of_a_Soul
My_Burning_Heart
On_Thoughts_And_Aphorisms
Plotinus_-_Complete_Works_Vol_01
Poetics
Process_and_Reality
Questions_And_Answers_1957-1958
Savitri
Sayings_of_Sri_Ramakrishna_(toc)
The_Bible
the_Book_of_God
The_Categories
The_Divine_Milieu
The_Essential_Epicurus
The_Essential_Rumi
The_Essentials_of_Buddhist_Meditation
The_Essential_Songs_of_Milarepa
The_Essential_Writings
The_Imitation_of_Christ
The_Republic
The_Seals_of_Wisdom
The_Study_and_Practice_of_Yoga
The_Sweet_Dews_of_Chan_Zen
The_Use_and_Abuse_of_History
The_Way_of_Perfection
The_Wit_and_Wisdom_of_Alfred_North_Whitehead
The_World_as_Will_and_Idea
The_Yoga_Sutras
Total_Freedom__The_Essential_Krishnamurti
Toward_the_Future

IN CHAPTERS TITLE
1957-01-09_-_God_is_essentially_Delight_-_God_and_Nature_play_at_hide-and-seek_-__Why,_and_when,_are_you_grave?
2.3.1.01_-_Three_Essentials_for_Writing_Poetry
ENNEAD_05.06_-_The_Superessential_Principle_Does_Not_Think_-_Which_is_the_First_Thinking_Principle,_and_Which_is_the_Second?
The_Essentials_of_Education

IN CHAPTERS CLASSNAME

IN CHAPTERS TEXT
00.01_-_The_Mother_on_Savitri
00.03_-_Upanishadic_Symbolism
00.04_-_The_Beautiful_in_the_Upanishads
0.00a_-_Introduction
000_-_Humans_in_Universe
0.00_-_INTRODUCTION
0.00_-_The_Book_of_Lies_Text
0.00_-_The_Wellspring_of_Reality
0.01f_-_FOREWARD
0.01_-_I_-_Sri_Aurobindos_personality,_his_outer_retirement_-_outside_contacts_after_1910_-_spiritual_personalities-_Vibhutis_and_Avatars_-__transformtion_of_human_personality
0.02_-_The_Three_Steps_of_Nature
0.03_-_The_Threefold_Life
0.05_-_The_Synthesis_of_the_Systems
0.06_-_INTRODUCTION
0.08_-_Letters_to_a_Young_Captain
01.01_-_A_Yoga_of_the_Art_of_Life
01.01_-_The_One_Thing_Needful
01.02_-_Natures_Own_Yoga
01.03_-_Mystic_Poetry
01.04_-_The_Intuition_of_the_Age
01.04_-_The_Poetry_in_the_Making
01.05_-_Rabindranath_Tagore:_A_Great_Poet,_a_Great_Man
01.08_-_Walter_Hilton:_The_Scale_of_Perfection
01.09_-_The_Parting_of_the_Way
0.10_-_Letters_to_a_Young_Captain
01.10_-_Nicholas_Berdyaev:_God_Made_Human
01.12_-_Three_Degrees_of_Social_Organisation
0.11_-_Letters_to_a_Sadhak
0.14_-_Letters_to_a_Sadhak
0_1955-04-04
0_1956-05-02
0_1958-02-03b_-_The_Supramental_Ship
0_1958-09-16_-_OM_NAMO_BHAGAVATEH
0_1958-10-10
0_1958-11-04_-_Myths_are_True_and_Gods_exist_-_mental_formation_and_occult_faculties_-_exteriorization_-_work_in_dreams
0_1959-01-31
0_1959-05-19_-_Ascending_and_Descending_paths
0_1960-06-04
0_1960-06-11
0_1960-10-25
0_1960-11-08
0_1960-12-20
0_1961-01-10
0_1961-01-22
0_1961-01-24
0_1961-01-27
0_1961-01-29
0_1961-01-31
0_1961-02-14
0_1961-02-25
0_1961-03-27
0_1961-04-29
0_1961-05-19
0_1961-07-18
0_1961-09-16
0_1961-10-15
0_1961-12-20
0_1962-01-09
0_1962-01-21
0_1962-01-27
0_1962-02-24
0_1962-02-27
0_1962-06-09
0_1962-06-12
0_1962-06-27
0_1962-07-04
0_1962-07-14
0_1962-07-31
0_1962-08-04
0_1962-08-08
0_1962-08-14
0_1962-08-28
0_1962-08-31
0_1962-09-08
0_1962-09-22
0_1962-09-26
0_1962-11-14
0_1962-11-30
0_1963-02-19
0_1963-03-16
0_1963-03-27
0_1963-05-11
0_1963-08-13a
0_1963-08-21
0_1963-11-04
0_1963-11-20
0_1963-12-14
0_1963-12-21
0_1964-01-25
0_1964-01-29
0_1964-02-05
0_1964-03-07
0_1964-03-25
0_1964-07-18
0_1964-07-22
0_1964-10-07
0_1964-10-24a
0_1965-03-20
0_1965-05-19
0_1965-08-07
0_1965-12-25
0_1965-12-31
0_1966-03-02
0_1966-03-04
0_1966-04-27
0_1966-05-18
0_1966-06-18
0_1966-07-23
0_1966-07-27
0_1966-07-30
0_1966-08-03
0_1966-09-28
0_1966-09-30
0_1967-02-15
0_1967-04-03
0_1967-04-27
0_1967-05-06
0_1967-06-03
0_1967-07-12
0_1967-07-15
0_1967-07-22
0_1967-07-26
0_1967-07-29
0_1967-08-02
0_1967-08-19
0_1967-09-06
0_1967-09-16
0_1967-09-20
0_1967-10-11
0_1968-02-03
0_1968-03-13
0_1968-03-16
0_1968-04-10
0_1968-05-22
0_1968-07-03
0_1968-07-17
0_1968-09-25
0_1968-11-09
0_1969-03-12
0_1969-04-09
0_1969-05-17
0_1969-11-19
0_1970-03-28
0_1970-05-02
0_1970-06-03
0_1970-07-11
0_1971-10-02
0_1971-12-01
0_1972-01-15
0_1972-02-05
0_1972-02-09
0_1972-02-23
0_1972-04-15
0_1972-05-06
0_1972-07-22
02.01_-_A_Vedic_Story
02.01_-_Our_Ideal
02.01_-_The_World_War
02.02_-_Lines_of_the_Descent_of_Consciousness
02.06_-_The_Integral_Yoga_and_Other_Yogas
02.13_-_On_Social_Reconstruction
02.13_-_Rabindranath_and_Sri_Aurobindo
02.14_-_Panacea_of_Isms
03.01_-_Humanism_and_Humanism
03.01_-_The_Evolution_of_Consciousness
03.01_-_The_New_Year_Initiation
03.02_-_The_Gradations_of_Consciousness__The_Gradation_of_Planes
03.02_-_The_Philosopher_as_an_Artist_and_Philosophy_as_an_Art
03.02_-_Yogic_Initiation_and_Aptitude
03.04_-_The_Body_Human
03.05_-_Some_Conceptions_and_Misconceptions
03.06_-_Divine_Humanism
03.08_-_The_Standpoint_of_Indian_Art
03.09_-_Art_and_Katharsis
03.12_-_TagorePoet_and_Seer
03.15_-_Origin_and_Nature_of_Suffering
03.17_-_The_Souls_Odyssey
04.01_-_The_Divine_Man
04.01_-_The_March_of_Civilisation
04.02_-_Human_Progress
04.03_-_Consciousness_as_Energy
04.03_-_The_Eternal_East_and_West
04.04_-_Evolution_of_the_Spiritual_Consciousness
04.05_-_The_Immortal_Nation
04.06_-_Evolution_of_the_Spiritual_Consciousness
05.01_-_At_the_Origin_of_Ignorance
05.01_-_Man_and_the_Gods
05.02_-_Gods_Labour
05.02_-_Physician,_Heal_Thyself
05.03_-_Bypaths_of_Souls_Journey
05.04_-_The_Immortal_Person
05.05_-_In_Quest_of_Reality
05.05_-_Man_the_Prototype
05.07_-_The_Observer_and_the_Observed
05.11_-_The_Place_of_Reason
05.11_-_The_Soul_of_a_Nation
05.12_-_The_Soul_and_its_Journey
05.14_-_The_Sanctity_of_the_Individual
05.19_-_Lone_to_the_Lone
05.33_-_Caesar_versus_the_Divine
06.16_-_A_Page_of_Occult_History
06.21_-_The_Personal_and_the_Impersonal
06.29_-_Towards_Redemption
06.36_-_The_Mother_on_Herself
07.08_-_The_Divine_Truth_Its_Name_and_Form
07.15_-_Divine_Disgust
07.19_-_Bad_Thought-Formation
07.22_-_Mysticism_and_Occultism
07.29_-_How_to_Feel_that_we_Belong_to_the_Divine
07.42_-_The_Nature_and_Destiny_of_Art
07.43_-_Music_Its_Origin_and_Nature
08.08_-_The_Mind_s_Bazaar
08.20_-_Are_Not_The_Ascetic_Means_Helpful_At_Times?
08.23_-_Sadhana_Must_be_Done_in_the_Body
08.31_-_Personal_Effort_and_Surrender
08.32_-_The_Surrender_of_an_Inner_Warrior
08.34_-_To_Melt_into_the_Divine
09.05_-_The_Story_of_Love
09.11_-_The_Supramental_Manifestation_and_World_Change
100.00_-_Synergy
1.007_-_Initial_Steps_in_Yoga_Practice
1.008_-_The_Principle_of_Self-Affirmation
1.00a_-_DIVISION_A_-_THE_INTERNAL_FIRES_OF_THE_SHEATHS.
1.00a_-_Introduction
1.00b_-_DIVISION_B_-_THE_PERSONALITY_RAY_AND_FIRE_BY_FRICTION
1.00c_-_DIVISION_C_-_THE_ETHERIC_BODY_AND_PRANA
1.00d_-_DIVISION_D_-_KUNDALINI_AND_THE_SPINE
1.00e_-_DIVISION_E_-_MOTION_ON_THE_PHYSICAL_AND_ASTRAL_PLANES
1.00f_-_DIVISION_F_-_THE_LAW_OF_ECONOMY
1.00_-_INTRODUCTION
1.00_-_INTRODUCTORY_REMARKS
1.00_-_Main
1.00_-_PREFACE_-_DESCENSUS_AD_INFERNOS
1.00_-_Preliminary_Remarks
1.00_-_The_Constitution_of_the_Human_Being
1.00_-_The_way_of_what_is_to_come
1.012_-_Sublimation_-_A_Way_to_Reshuffle_Thought
10.12_-_The_Divine_Grace_and_Love
1.013_-_Defence_Mechanisms_of_the_Mind
1.01_-_Adam_Kadmon_and_the_Evolution
1.01_-_A_NOTE_ON_PROGRESS
1.01_-_Archetypes_of_the_Collective_Unconscious
1.01_-_Economy
1.01f_-_Introduction
1.01_-_Foreward
1.01_-_Fundamental_Considerations
1.01_-_How_is_Knowledge_Of_The_Higher_Worlds_Attained?
1.01_-_'Imitation'_the_common_principle_of_the_Arts_of_Poetry.
1.01_-_Introduction
1.01_-_Isha_Upanishad
1.01_-_MAPS_OF_EXPERIENCE_-_OBJECT_AND_MEANING
1.01_-_MASTER_AND_DISCIPLE
1.01_-_Necessity_for_knowledge_of_the_whole_human_being_for_a_genuine_education.
1.01_-_Newtonian_and_Bergsonian_Time
1.01_-_On_knowledge_of_the_soul,_and_how_knowledge_of_the_soul_is_the_key_to_the_knowledge_of_God.
1.01_-_Our_Demand_and_Need_from_the_Gita
1.01_-_Prayer
1.01_-_Principles_of_Practical_Psycho_therapy
1.01_-_Soul_and_God
1.01_-_Tara_the_Divine
1.01_-_THAT_ARE_THOU
1.01_-_The_Divine_and_The_Universe
1.01_-_The_Four_Aids
1.01_-_The_Human_Aspiration
1.01_-_The_Ideal_of_the_Karmayogin
1.01_-_The_King_of_the_Wood
1.01_-_What_is_Magick?
1.01_-_Who_is_Tara
1.02.2.1_-_Brahman_-_Oneness_of_God_and_the_World
1.02.2.2_-_Self-Realisation
1.02.3.1_-_The_Lord
1.02.3.2_-_Knowledge_and_Ignorance
1.02.3.3_-_Birth_and_Non-Birth
1.02.4.1_-_The_Worlds_-_Surya
1.02.4.2_-_Action_and_the_Divine_Will
1.024_-_Affiliation_With_Larger_Wholes
10.24_-_Savitri
10.27_-_Consciousness
1.028_-_Bringing_About_Whole-Souled_Dedication
10.28_-_Love_and_Love
1.02.9_-_Conclusion_and_Summary
1.02_-_Groups_and_Statistical_Mechanics
1.02_-_In_the_Beginning
1.02_-_IN_THE_COMPANY_OF_DEVOTEES
1.02_-_MAPS_OF_MEANING_-_THREE_LEVELS_OF_ANALYSIS
1.02_-_Meditating_on_Tara
1.02_-_On_the_Knowledge_of_God.
1.02_-_Outline_of_Practice
1.02_-_Prayer_of_Parashara_to_Vishnu
1.02_-_Priestly_Kings
1.02_-_SADHANA_PADA
1.02_-_Self-Consecration
1.02_-_Skillful_Means
1.02_-_SOCIAL_HEREDITY_AND_PROGRESS
1.02_-_The_7_Habits__An_Overview
1.02_-_The_Child_as_growing_being_and_the_childs_experience_of_encountering_the_teacher.
1.02_-_The_Concept_of_the_Collective_Unconscious
1.02_-_The_Doctrine_of_the_Mystics
1.02_-_The_Eternal_Law
1.02_-_The_Human_Soul
1.02_-_The_Magic_Circle
1.02_-_THE_NATURE_OF_THE_GROUND
1.02_-_The_Necessity_of_Magick_for_All
1.02_-_The_Pit
1.02_-_THE_PROBLEM_OF_SOCRATES
1.02_-_The_Refusal_of_the_Call
1.02_-_The_Shadow
1.02_-_The_Three_European_Worlds
1.02_-_The_Two_Negations_1_-_The_Materialist_Denial
1.02_-_THE_WITHIN_OF_THINGS
1.02_-_What_is_Psycho_therapy?
1.02_-_Where_I_Lived,_and_What_I_Lived_For
1.03_-_
10.33_-_On_Discipline
10.35_-_The_Moral_and_the_Spiritual
10.36_-_Cling_to_Truth
1.036_-_The_Rise_of_Obstacles_in_Yoga_Practice
10.37_-_The_Golden_Bridge
1.038_-_Impediments_in_Concentration_and_Meditation
1.03_-_APPRENTICESHIP_AND_ENCULTURATION_-_ADOPTION_OF_A_SHARED_MAP
1.03_-_Bloodstream_Sermon
1.03_-_Concerning_the_Archetypes,_with_Special_Reference_to_the_Anima_Concept
1.03_-_Invocation_of_Tara
1.03_-_Japa_Yoga
1.03_-_Man_-_Slave_or_Free?
1.03_-_Measure_of_time,_Moments_of_Kashthas,_etc.
1.03_-_Meeting_the_Master_-_Meeting_with_others
1.03_-_On_Knowledge_of_the_World.
1.03_-_PERSONALITY,_SANCTITY,_DIVINE_INCARNATION
1.03_-_Preparing_for_the_Miraculous
1.03_-_Questions_and_Answers
1.03_-_Reading
1.03_-_Self-Surrender_in_Works_-_The_Way_of_The_Gita
1.03_-_Some_Aspects_of_Modern_Psycho_therapy
1.03_-_Sympathetic_Magic
1.03_-_Tara,_Liberator_from_the_Eight_Dangers
1.03_-_The_Coming_of_the_Subjective_Age
1.03_-_THE_EARTH_IN_ITS_EARLY_STAGES
1.03_-_THE_GRAND_OPTION
1.03_-_The_Phenomenon_of_Man
1.03_-_The_Sephiros
1.03_-_The_Syzygy_-_Anima_and_Animus
1.03_-_The_Uncreated
1.03_-_Time_Series,_Information,_and_Communication
1.03_-_To_Layman_Ishii
1.04_-_
1.040_-_Re-Educating_the_Mind
1.045_-_Piercing_the_Structure_of_the_Object
1.04_-_ADVICE_TO_HOUSEHOLDERS
1.04_-_Body,_Soul_and_Spirit
1.04_-_Feedback_and_Oscillation
1.04_-_GOD_IN_THE_WORLD
1.04_-_KAI_VALYA_PADA
1.04_-_Magic_and_Religion
1.04_-_Narayana_appearance,_in_the_beginning_of_the_Kalpa,_as_the_Varaha_(boar)
1.04_-_On_blessed_and_ever-memorable_obedience
1.04_-_On_Knowledge_of_the_Future_World.
1.04_-_Reality_Omnipresent
1.04_-_SOME_REFLECTIONS_ON_PROGRESS
1.04_-_Te_Shan_Carrying_His_Bundle
1.04_-_The_Aims_of_Psycho_therapy
1.04_-_THE_APPEARANCE_OF_ANOMALY_-_CHALLENGE_TO_THE_SHARED_MAP
1.04_-_The_Core_of_the_Teaching
1.04_-_The_Discovery_of_the_Nation-Soul
1.04_-_The_Divine_Mother_-_This_Is_She
1.04_-_The_Future_of_Man
1.04_-_The_Gods_of_the_Veda
1.04_-_The_Paths
1.04_-_The_Sacrifice_the_Triune_Path_and_the_Lord_of_the_Sacrifice
1.04_-_The_Self
1.04_-_The_Silent_Mind
1.04_-_Wake-Up_Sermon
1.04_-_What_Arjuna_Saw_-_the_Dark_Side_of_the_Force
1.04_-_Yoga_and_Human_Evolution
1.05_-_
1.052_-_Yoga_Practice_-_A_Series_of_Positive_Steps
1.056_-_Lack_of_Knowledge_is_the_Cause_of_Suffering
1.05_-_Adam_Kadmon
1.05_-_CHARITY
1.05_-_Christ,_A_Symbol_of_the_Self
1.05_-_Computing_Machines_and_the_Nervous_System
1.05_-_Knowledge_by_Aquaintance_and_Knowledge_by_Description
1.05_-_On_the_Love_of_God.
1.05_-_Problems_of_Modern_Psycho_therapy
1.05_-_Ritam
1.05_-_Solitude
1.05_-_Some_Results_of_Initiation
1.05_-_The_Activation_of_Human_Energy
1.05_-_The_Ascent_of_the_Sacrifice_-_The_Psychic_Being
1.05_-_The_Creative_Principle
1.05_-_The_Destiny_of_the_Individual
1.05_-_THE_HOSTILE_BROTHERS_-_ARCHETYPES_OF_RESPONSE_TO_THE_UNKNOWN
1.05_-_The_Magical_Control_of_the_Weather
1.05_-_THE_NEW_SPIRIT
1.05_-_The_Universe__The_0_=_2_Equation
1.05_-_Vishnu_as_Brahma_creates_the_world
1.05_-_Work_and_Teaching
1.06_-_Agni_and_the_Truth
1.06_-_Definition_of_Tragedy.
1.06_-_Dhyana
1.06_-_LIFE_AND_THE_PLANETS
1.06_-_Magicians_as_Kings
1.06_-_Man_in_the_Universe
1.06_-_MORTIFICATION,_NON-ATTACHMENT,_RIGHT_LIVELIHOOD
1.06_-_On_Induction
1.06_-_On_remembrance_of_death.
1.06_-_Origin_of_the_four_castes
1.06_-_Psycho_therapy_and_a_Philosophy_of_Life
1.06_-_Quieting_the_Vital
1.06_-_The_Ascent_of_the_Sacrifice_2_The_Works_of_Love_-_The_Works_of_Life
1.06_-_The_Desire_to_be
1.06_-_The_Literal_Qabalah
1.06_-_THE_MASTER_WITH_THE_BRAHMO_DEVOTEES
1.06_-_The_Objective_and_Subjective_Views_of_Life
1.06_-_Wealth_and_Government
1.06_-_Yun_Men's_Every_Day_is_a_Good_Day
1.070_-_The_Seven_Stages_of_Perfection
1.075_-_Self-Control,_Study_and_Devotion_to_God
1.07_-_A_Song_of_Longing_for_Tara,_the_Infallible
1.07_-_Bridge_across_the_Afterlife
1.07_-_Cybernetics_and_Psychopathology
1.07_-_Incarnate_Human_Gods
1.07_-_Medicine_and_Psycho_therapy
1.07_-_On_mourning_which_causes_joy.
1.07_-_Production_of_the_mind-born_sons_of_Brahma
1.07_-_Samadhi
1.07_-_Standards_of_Conduct_and_Spiritual_Freedom
1.07_-_The_Ego_and_the_Dualities
1.07_-_The_Farther_Reaches_of_Human_Nature
1.07_-_THE_GREAT_EVENT_FORESHADOWED_-_THE_PLANETIZATION_OF_MANKIND
1.07_-_The_Ideal_Law_of_Social_Development
1.07_-_THE_.IMPROVERS._OF_MANKIND
1.07_-_The_Literal_Qabalah_(continued)
1.07_-_The_Mantra_-_OM_-_Word_and_Wisdom
1.07_-_The_Primary_Data_of_Being
1.07_-_The_Prophecies_of_Nostradamus
1.07_-_The_Three_Schools_of_Magick_2
1.07_-_TRUTH
1.080_-_Pratyahara_-_The_Return_of_Energy
1.081_-_The_Application_of_Pratyahara
1.089_-_The_Levels_of_Concentration
1.08a_-_The_Ladder
1.08_-_Civilisation_and_Barbarism
1.08_-_Information,_Language,_and_Society
1.08_-_Psycho_therapy_Today
1.08_-_RELIGION_AND_TEMPERAMENT
1.08_-_SOME_REFLECTIONS_ON_THE_SPIRITUAL_REPERCUSSIONS_OF_THE_ATOM_BOMB
1.08_-_Sri_Aurobindos_Descent_into_Death
1.08_-_Summary
1.08_-_The_Depths_of_the_Divine
1.08_-_The_Four_Austerities_and_the_Four_Liberations
1.08_-_The_Gods_of_the_Veda_-_The_Secret_of_the_Veda
1.08_-_The_Historical_Significance_of_the_Fish
1.08_-_The_Magic_Sword,_Dagger_and_Trident
1.08_-_The_Methods_of_Vedantic_Knowledge
1.08_-_The_Splitting_of_the_Human_Personality_during_Spiritual_Training
1.08_-_The_Supreme_Will
1.08_-_The_Three_Schools_of_Magick_3
1.08_-_THINGS_THE_GERMANS_LACK
1.097_-_Sublimation_of_Object-Consciousness
1.098_-_The_Transformation_from_Human_to_Divine
1.099_-_The_Entry_of_the_Eternal_into_the_Individual
1.09_-_Civilisation_and_Culture
1.09_-_Equality_and_the_Annihilation_of_Ego
1.09_-_FAITH_IN_PEACE
1.09_-_Fundamental_Questions_of_Psycho_therapy
1.09_-_Man_-_About_the_Body
1.09_-_SKIRMISHES_IN_A_WAY_WITH_THE_AGE
1.09_-_Sleep_and_Death
1.09_-_Sri_Aurobindo_and_the_Big_Bang
1.09_-_Stead_and_Maskelyne
1.09_-_Taras_Ultimate_Nature
1.09_-_The_Greater_Self
1.09_-_The_Pure_Existent
1.09_-_The_Secret_Chiefs
1.09_-_The_Worship_of_Trees
1.1.01_-_Seeking_the_Divine
1.1.01_-_The_Divine_and_Its_Aspects
1.1.02_-_Sachchidananda
11.02_-_The_Golden_Life-line
1.1.04_-_The_Self_or_Atman
11.05_-_The_Ladder_of_Unconsciousness
11.06_-_The_Mounting_Fire
11.07_-_The_Labours_of_the_Gods:_The_five_Purifications
11.08_-_Body-Energy
1.10_-_Aesthetic_and_Ethical_Culture
1.10_-_Concentration_-_Its_Practice
1.10_-_Conscious_Force
1.10_-_GRACE_AND_FREE_WILL
1.10_-_Life_and_Death._The_Greater_Guardian_of_the_Threshold
1.10_-_Relics_of_Tree_Worship_in_Modern_Europe
1.10_-_The_Absolute_of_the_Being
1.10_-_THE_FORMATION_OF_THE_NOOSPHERE
1.10_-_The_Image_of_the_Oceans_and_the_Rivers
1.10_-_The_Methods_and_the_Means
1.10_-_Theodicy_-_Nature_Makes_No_Mistakes
1.10_-_The_Revolutionary_Yogi
1.10_-_The_Secret_of_the_Veda
1.10_-_The_Three_Modes_of_Nature
1.10_-_The_Yoga_of_the_Intelligent_Will
1.1.1.03_-_Creative_Power_and_the_Human_Instrument
1.1.1.08_-_Self-criticism
11.11_-_The_Ideal_Centre
11.13_-_In_these_Fateful_Days
1.11_-_Delight_of_Existence_-_The_Problem
1.11_-_FAITH_IN_MAN
1.11_-_GOOD_AND_EVIL
1.11_-_Higher_Laws
1.11_-_Powers
1.11_-_The_Influence_of_the_Sexes_on_Vegetation
1.11_-_The_Kalki_Avatar
1.11_-_The_Master_of_the_Work
1.11_-_The_Second_Genesis
1.11_-_The_Three_Purushas
1.11_-_WITH_THE_DEVOTEES_AT_DAKSHINEWAR
1.11_-_Works_and_Sacrifice
1.1.2_-_Commentary
1.12_-_Delight_of_Existence_-_The_Solution
1.12_-_Independence
1.1.2_-_Intellect_and_the_Intellectual
1.12_-_The_Divine_Work
1.12_-_The_Left-Hand_Path_-_The_Black_Brothers
1.12_-_The_Office_and_Limitations_of_the_Reason
1.12_-_The_Sacred_Marriage
1.12_-_The_Significance_of_Sacrifice
1.12_-_The_Sociology_of_Superman
1.12_-_The_Superconscient
1.12_-_TIME_AND_ETERNITY
1.13_-_Conclusion_-_He_is_here
1.13_-_Gnostic_Symbols_of_the_Self
1.13_-_Posterity_of_Dhruva
1.13_-_Reason_and_Religion
1.13_-_SALVATION,_DELIVERANCE,_ENLIGHTENMENT
1.13_-_System_of_the_O.T.O.
1.13_-_The_Divine_Maya
1.13_-_The_Supermind_and_the_Yoga_of_Works
1.13_-_Under_the_Auspices_of_the_Gods
1.14_-_The_Limits_of_Philosophical_Knowledge
1.14_-_The_Principle_of_Divine_Works
1.14_-_The_Stress_of_the_Hidden_Spirit
1.14_-_The_Structure_and_Dynamics_of_the_Self
1.14_-_The_Succesion_to_the_Kingdom_in_Ancient_Latium
1.14_-_The_Supermind_as_Creator
1.14_-_The_Suprarational_Beauty
1.14_-_TURMOIL_OR_GENESIS?
1.15_-_LAST_VISIT_TO_KESHAB
1.15_-_Sex_Morality
1.15_-_THE_DIRECTIONS_AND_CONDITIONS_OF_THE_FUTURE
1.15_-_The_element_of_Character_in_Tragedy.
1.15_-_The_Possibility_and_Purpose_of_Avatarhood
1.15_-_The_Supramental_Consciousness
1.15_-_The_Suprarational_Good
1.15_-_The_Supreme_Truth-Consciousness
1.16_-_Advantages_and_Disadvantages_of_Evocational_Magic
1.16_-_Dianus_and_Diana
1.16_-_Man,_A_Transitional_Being
1.16_-_The_Process_of_Avatarhood
1.16_-_The_Suprarational_Ultimate_of_Life
1.16_-_The_Triple_Status_of_Supermind
1.17_-_Astral_Journey__Example,_How_to_do_it,_How_to_Verify_your_Experience
1.17_-_DOES_MANKIND_MOVE_BIOLOGICALLY_UPON_ITSELF?
1.17_-_The_Divine_Birth_and_Divine_Works
1.17_-_The_Divine_Soul
1.17_-_The_Seven-Headed_Thought,_Swar_and_the_Dashagwas
1.17_-_The_Transformation
1.18_-_FAITH
1.18_-_Mind_and_Supermind
1.18_-_THE_HEART_OF_THE_PROBLEM
1.19_-_Dialogue_between_Prahlada_and_his_father
1.19_-_Equality
1.19_-_GOD_IS_NOT_MOCKED
1.19_-_Life
1.19_-_ON_THE_PROBABLE_EXISTENCE_AHEAD_OF_US_OF_AN_ULTRA-HUMAN
1.19_-_The_Act_of_Truth
1.19_-_The_Curve_of_the_Rational_Age
1.19_-_THE_MASTER_AND_HIS_INJURED_ARM
1.19_-_The_Practice_of_Magical_Evocation
1.2.01_-_The_Call_and_the_Capacity
1.2.03_-_The_Interpretation_of_Scripture
12.04_-_Love_and_Death
1.2.05_-_Aspiration
1.2.07_-_Surrender
1.20_-_Death,_Desire_and_Incapacity
1.20_-_Equality_and_Knowledge
1.20_-_HOW_MAY_WE_CONCEIVE_AND_HOPE_THAT_HUMAN_UNANIMIZATION_WILL_BE_REALIZED_ON_EARTH?
1.20_-_Tabooed_Persons
1.20_-_TANTUM_RELIGIO_POTUIT_SUADERE_MALORUM
1.20_-_The_Hound_of_Heaven
1.2.1.06_-_Symbolism_and_Allegory
1.2.11_-_Patience_and_Perseverance
1.21_-_FROM_THE_PRE-HUMAN_TO_THE_ULTRA-HUMAN,_THE_PHASES_OF_A_LIVING_PLANET
1.21_-_The_Spiritual_Aim_and_Life
1.22__-_Dominion_over_different_provinces_of_creation_assigned_to_different_beings
1.22_-_The_Necessity_of_the_Spiritual_Transformation
1.22_-_The_Problem_of_Life
1.23_-_Conditions_for_the_Coming_of_a_Spiritual_Age
1.23_-_Our_Debt_to_the_Savage
1.23_-_The_Double_Soul_in_Man
1.23_-_THE_MIRACULOUS
1.2.3_-_The_Power_of_Expression_and_Yoga
1.240_-_Talks_2
1.24_-_Matter
1.24_-_PUNDIT_SHASHADHAR
1.24_-_The_Advent_and_Progress_of_the_Spiritual_Age
1.24_-_The_Killing_of_the_Divine_King
1.25_-_ADVICE_TO_PUNDIT_SHASHADHAR
1.25_-_Critical_Objections_brought_against_Poetry,_and_the_principles_on_which_they_are_to_be_answered.
1.25_-_SPIRITUAL_EXERCISES
1.26_-_FESTIVAL_AT_ADHARS_HOUSE
1.26_-_Mental_Processes_-_Two_Only_are_Possible
1.26_-_The_Ascending_Series_of_Substance
1.27_-_CONTEMPLATION,_ACTION_AND_SOCIAL_UTILITY
1.27_-_Structure_of_Mind_Based_on_that_of_Body
1.27_-_The_Sevenfold_Chord_of_Being
1.28_-_Supermind,_Mind_and_the_Overmind_Maya
1.28_-_The_Killing_of_the_Tree-Spirit
1.29_-_The_Myth_of_Adonis
1.29_-_What_is_Certainty?
1.2_-_Katha_Upanishads
1.300_-_1.400_Talks
1.3.02_-_Equality__The_Chief_Support
1.3.03_-_Quiet_and_Calm
1.3.04_-_Peace
1.3.05_-_Silence
13.08_-_The_Return
1.30_-_Concerning_the_linking_together_of_the_supreme_trinity_among_the_virtues.
1.31_-_Adonis_in_Cyprus
1.32_-_The_Ritual_of_Adonis
1.33_-_The_Gardens_of_Adonis
1.3.5.03_-_The_Involved_and_Evolving_Godhead
1.35_-_The_Tao_2
1.37_-_Death_-_Fear_-_Magical_Memory
1.37_-_Oriential_Religions_in_the_West
1.39_-_The_Ritual_of_Osiris
1.400_-_1.450_Talks
1.4.03_-_The_Guru
1.40_-_The_Nature_of_Osiris
1.42_-_Osiris_and_the_Sun
1.439
1.43_-_Dionysus
1.43_-_The_Holy_Guardian_Angel_is_not_the_Higher_Self_but_an_Objective_Individual
1.44_-_Demeter_and_Persephone
1.450_-_1.500_Talks
1.45_-_Unserious_Conduct_of_a_Pupil
1.47_-_Lityerses
1.48_-_Morals_of_AL_-_Hard_to_Accept,_and_Why_nevertheless_we_Must_Concur
1.49_-_Ancient_Deities_of_Vegetation_as_Animals
1.49_-_Thelemic_Morality
1.4_-_Readings_in_the_Taittiriya_Upanishad
15.06_-_Words,_Words,_Words...
1.50_-_A.C._and_the_Masters;_Why_they_Chose_him,_etc.
1.51_-_How_to_Recognise_Masters,_Angels,_etc.,_and_how_they_Work
1.52_-_Family_-_Public_Enemy_No._1
1.53_-_Mother-Love
1.53_-_The_Propitation_of_Wild_Animals_By_Hunters
1.550_-_1.600_Talks
1.62_-_The_Fire-Festivals_of_Europe
1.65_-_Balder_and_the_Mistletoe
1.65_-_Man
1.66_-_Vampires
1.67_-_The_External_Soul_in_Folk-Custom
1.68_-_The_Golden_Bough
1.69_-_Farewell_to_Nemi
17.11_-_A_Prayer
1.71_-_Morality_2
1.72_-_Education
1.80_-_Life_a_Gamble
1.81_-_Method_of_Training
1.83_-_Epistola_Ultima
1914_03_06p
1917_01_05p
1927_05_06p
1929-04-14_-_Dangers_of_Yoga_-_Two_paths,_tapasya_and_surrender_-_Impulses,_desires_and_Yoga_-_Difficulties_-_Unification_around_the_psychic_being_-_Ambition,_undoing_of_many_Yogis_-_Powers,_misuse_and_right_use_of_-_How_to_recognise_the_Divine_Will_-_Accept_things_that_come_from_Divine_-_Vital_devotion_-_Need_of_strong_body_and_nerves_-_Inner_being,_invariable
1929-07-28_-_Art_and_Yoga_-_Art_and_life_-_Music,_dance_-_World_of_Harmony
1951-01-13_-_Aim_of_life_-_effort_and_joy._Science_of_living,_becoming_conscious._Forces_and_influences.
1951-02-17_-_False_visions_-_Offering_ones_will_-_Equilibrium_-_progress_-_maturity_-_Ardent_self-giving-_perfecting_the_instrument_-_Difficulties,_a_help_in_total_realisation_-_paradoxes_-_Sincerity_-_spontaneous_meditation
1951-02-19_-_Exteriorisation-_clairvoyance,_fainting,_etc_-_Somnambulism_-_Tartini_-_childrens_dreams_-_Nightmares_-_gurus_protection_-_Mind_and_vital_roam_during_sleep
1951-02-22_-_Surrender,_offering,_consecration_-_Experiences_and_sincerity_-_Aspiration_and_desire_-_Vedic_hymns_-_Concentration_and_time
1951-03-01_-_Universe_and_the_Divine_-_Freedom_and_determinism_-_Grace_-_Time_and_Creation-_in_the_Supermind_-_Work_and_its_results_-_The_psychic_being_-_beauty_and_love_-_Flowers-_beauty_and_significance_-_Choice_of_reincarnating_psychic_being
1951-03-14_-_Plasticity_-_Conditions_for_knowing_the_Divine_Will_-_Illness_-_microbes_-_Fear_-_body-reflexes_-_The_best_possible_happens_-_Theories_of_Creation_-_True_knowledge_-_a_work_to_do_-_the_Ashram
1951-03-24_-_Descent_of_Divine_Love,_of_Consciousness_-_Earth-_a_symbolic_formation_-_the_Divine_Presence_-_The_psychic_being_and_other_worlds_-_Divine_Love_and_Grace_-_Becoming_consaious_of_Divine_Love_-_Finding_ones_psychic_being_-_Responsibility
1951-04-05_-_Illusion_and_interest_in_action_-_The_action_of_the_divine_Grace_and_the_ego_-_Concentration,_aspiration,_will,_inner_silence_-_Value_of_a_story_or_a_language_-_Truth_-_diversity_in_the_world
1951-04-12_-_Japan,_its_art,_landscapes,_life,_etc_-_Fairy-lore_of_Japan_-_Culture-_its_spiral_movement_-_Indian_and_European-_the_spiritual_life_-_Art_and_Truth
1951-04-17_-_Unity,_diversity_-_Protective_envelope_-_desires_-_consciousness,_true_defence_-_Perfection_of_physical_-_cinema_-_Choice,_constant_and_conscious_-_law_of_ones_being_-_the_One,_the_Multiplicity_-_Civilization-_preparing_an_instrument
1951-05-11_-_Mahakali_and_Kali_-_Avatar_and_Vibhuti_-_Sachchidananda_behind_all_states_of_being_-_The_power_of_will_-_receiving_the_Divine_Will
1953-05-20
1953-05-27
1953-06-24
1953-07-08
1953-10-07
1953-10-14
1953-10-28
1953-11-18
1953-11-25
1953-12-30
1954-02-03_-_The_senses_and_super-sense_-_Children_can_be_moulded_-_Keeping_things_in_order_-_The_shadow
1954-02-17_-_Experience_expressed_in_different_ways_-_Origin_of_the_psychic_being_-_Progress_in_sports_-Everything_is_not_for_the_best
1954-04-07_-_Communication_without_words_-_Uneven_progress_-_Words_and_the_Word
1954-06-30_-_Occultism_-_Religion_and_vital_beings_-_Mothers_knowledge_of_what_happens_in_the_Ashram_-_Asking_questions_to_Mother_-_Drawing_on_Mother
1954-07-07_-_The_inner_warrior_-_Grace_and_the_Falsehood_-_Opening_from_below_-_Surrender_and_inertia_-_Exclusive_receptivity_-_Grace_and_receptivity
1954-07-21_-_Mistakes_-_Success_-_Asuras_-_Mental_arrogance_-_Difficulty_turned_into_opportunity_-_Mothers_use_of_flowers_-_Conversion_of_men_governed_by_adverse_forces
1954-07-28_-_Money_-_Ego_and_individuality_-_The_shadow
1954-08-18_-_Mahalakshmi_-_Maheshwari_-_Mahasaraswati_-_Determinism_and_freedom_-_Suffering_and_knowledge_-_Aspects_of_the_Mother
1954-09-08_-_Hostile_forces_-_Substance_-_Concentration_-_Changing_the_centre_of_thought_-_Peace
1954-09-29_-_The_right_spirit_-_The_Divine_comes_first_-_Finding_the_Divine_-_Mistakes_-_Rejecting_impulses_-_Making_the_consciousness_vast_-_Firm_resolution
1954-10-06_-_What_happens_is_for_the_best_-_Blaming_oneself_-Experiences_-_The_vital_desire-soul_-Creating_a_spiritual_atmosphere_-Thought_and_Truth
1954-11-03_-_Body_opening_to_the_Divine_-_Concentration_in_the_heart_-_The_army_of_the_Divine_-_The_knot_of_the_ego_-Streng_thening_ones_will
1954-11-10_-_Inner_experience,_the_basis_of_action_-_Keeping_open_to_the_Force_-_Faith_through_aspiration_-_The_Mothers_symbol_-_The_mind_and_vital_seize_experience_-_Degrees_of_sincerity_-Becoming_conscious_of_the_Divine_Force
1954-12-15_-_Many_witnesses_inside_oneself_-_Children_in_the_Ashram_-_Trance_and_the_waking_consciousness_-_Ascetic_methods_-_Education,_spontaneous_effort_-_Spiritual_experience
1955-03-23_-_Procedure_for_rejection_and_transformation_-_Learning_by_heart,_true_understanding_-_Vibrations,_movements_of_the_species_-_A_cat_and_a_Russian_peasant_woman_-_A_cat_doing_yoga
1955-05-25_-_Religion_and_reason_-_true_role_and_field_-_an_obstacle_to_or_minister_of_the_Spirit_-_developing_and_meaning_-_Learning_how_to_live,_the_elite_-_Reason_controls_and_organises_life_-_Nature_is_infrarational
1955-09-21_-_Literature_and_the_taste_for_forms_-_The_characters_of_The_Great_Secret_-_How_literature_helps_us_to_progress_-_Reading_to_learn_-_The_commercial_mentality_-_How_to_choose_ones_books_-_Learning_to_enrich_ones_possibilities_...
1955-10-05_-_Science_and_Ignorance_-_Knowledge,_science_and_the_Buddha_-_Knowing_by_identification_-_Discipline_in_science_and_in_Buddhism_-_Progress_in_the_mental_field_and_beyond_it
1955-10-12_-_The_problem_of_transformation_-_Evolution,_man_and_superman_-_Awakening_need_of_a_higher_good_-_Sri_Aurobindo_and_earths_history_-_Setting_foot_on_the_new_path_-_The_true_reality_of_the_universe_-_the_new_race_-_...
1955-10-19_-_The_rhythms_of_time_-_The_lotus_of_knowledge_and_perfection_-_Potential_knowledge_-_The_teguments_of_the_soul_-_Shastra_and_the_Gurus_direct_teaching_-_He_who_chooses_the_Infinite...
1955-11-02_-_The_first_movement_in_Yoga_-_Interiorisation,_finding_ones_soul_-_The_Vedic_Age_-_An_incident_about_Vivekananda_-_The_imaged_language_of_the_Vedas_-_The_Vedic_Rishis,_involutionary_beings_-_Involution_and_evolution
1955-12-14_-_Rejection_of_life_as_illusion_in_the_old_Yogas_-_Fighting_the_adverse_forces_-_Universal_and_individual_being_-_Three_stages_in_Integral_Yoga_-_How_to_feel_the_Divine_Presence_constantly
1956-01-18_-_Two_sides_of_individual_work_-_Cheerfulness_-_chosen_vessel_of_the_Divine_-_Aspiration,_consciousness,_of_plants,_of_children_-_Being_chosen_by_the_Divine_-_True_hierarchy_-_Perfect_relation_with_the_Divine_-_India_free_in_1915
1956-02-01_-_Path_of_knowledge_-_Finding_the_Divine_in_life_-_Capacity_for_contact_with_the_Divine_-_Partial_and_total_identification_with_the_Divine_-_Manifestation_and_hierarchy
1956-02-15_-_Nature_and_the_Master_of_Nature_-_Conscious_intelligence_-_Theory_of_the_Gita,_not_the_whole_truth_-_Surrender_to_the_Lord_-_Change_of_nature
1956-02-29_-_Sacrifice,_self-giving_-_Divine_Presence_in_the_heart_of_Matter_-_Divine_Oneness_-_Divine_Consciousness_-_All_is_One_-_Divine_in_the_inconscient_aspires_for_the_Divine
1956-03-21_-_Identify_with_the_Divine_-_The_Divine,_the_most_important_thing_in_life
1956-05-30_-_Forms_as_symbols_of_the_Force_behind_-_Art_as_expression_of_contact_with_the_Divine_-_Supramental_psychological_perfection_-_Division_of_works_-_The_Ashram,_idle_stupidities
1956-06-06_-_Sign_or_indication_from_books_of_revelation_-_Spiritualised_mind_-_Stages_of_sadhana_-_Reversal_of_consciousness_-_Organisation_around_central_Presence_-_Boredom,_most_common_human_malady
1956-06-13_-_Effects_of_the_Supramental_action_-_Education_and_the_Supermind_-_Right_to_remain_ignorant_-_Concentration_of_mind_-_Reason,_not_supreme_capacity_-_Physical_education_and_studies_-_inner_discipline_-_True_usefulness_of_teachers
1956-06-27_-_Birth,_entry_of_soul_into_body_-_Formation_of_the_supramental_world_-_Aspiration_for_progress_-_Bad_thoughts_-_Cerebral_filter_-_Progress_and_resistance
1956-07-18_-_Unlived_dreams_-_Radha-consciousness_-_Separation_and_identification_-_Ananda_of_identity_and_Ananda_of_union_-_Sincerity,_meditation_and_prayer_-_Enemies_of_the_Divine_-_The_universe_is_progressive
1956-08-01_-_Value_of_worship_-_Spiritual_realisation_and_the_integral_yoga_-_Symbols,_translation_of_experience_into_form_-_Sincerity,_fundamental_virtue_-_Intensity_of_aspiration,_with_anguish_or_joy_-_The_divine_Grace
1956-10-03_-_The_Mothers_different_ways_of_speaking_-_new_manifestation_-_new_element,_possibilities_-_child_prodigies_-_Laws_of_Nature,_supramental_-_Logic_of_the_unforeseen_-_Creative_writers,_hands_of_musicians_-_Prodigious_children,_men
1956-10-10_-_The_supramental_race__in_a_few_centuries_-_Condition_for_new_realisation_-_Everyone_must_follow_his_own_path_-_Progress,_no_two_paths_alike
1956-10-17_-_Delight,_the_highest_state_-_Delight_and_detachment_-_To_be_calm_-_Quietude,_mental_and_vital_-_Calm_and_strength_-_Experience_and_expression_of_experience
1956-10-31_-_Manifestation_of_divine_love_-_Deformation_of_Love_by_human_consciousness_-_Experience_and_expression_of_experience
1956-12-12_-_paradoxes_-_Nothing_impossible_-_unfolding_universe,_the_Eternal_-_Attention,_concentration,_effort_-_growth_capacity_almost_unlimited_-_Why_things_are_not_the_same_-_will_and_willings_-_Suggestions,_formations_-_vital_world
1956-12-19_-_Preconceived_mental_ideas_-_Process_of_creation_-_Destructive_power_of_bad_thoughts_-_To_be_perfectly_sincere
1956-12-26_-_Defeated_victories_-_Change_of_consciousness_-_Experiences_that_indicate_the_road_to_take_-_Choice_and_preference_-_Diversity_of_the_manifestation
1957-01-09_-_God_is_essentially_Delight_-_God_and_Nature_play_at_hide-and-seek_-__Why,_and_when,_are_you_grave?
1957-01-16_-_Seeking_something_without_knowing_it_-_Why_are_we_here?
1957-02-20_-_Limitations_of_the_body_and_individuality
1957-04-03_-_Different_religions_and_spirituality
1957-04-10_-_Sports_and_yoga_-_Organising_ones_life
1957-04-24_-_Perfection,_lower_and_higher
1957-05-01_-_Sports_competitions,_their_value
1957-05-29_-_Progressive_transformation
1957-06-12_-_Fasting_and_spiritual_progress
1957-07-17_-_Power_of_conscious_will_over_matter
1957-07-24_-_The_involved_supermind_-_The_new_world_and_the_old_-_Will_for_progress_indispensable
1957-07-31_-_Awakening_aspiration_in_the_body
1957-09-11_-_Vital_chemistry,_attraction_and_repulsion
1957-09-18_-_Occultism_and_supramental_life
1957-10-02_-_The_Mind_of_Light_-_Statues_of_the_Buddha_-_Burden_of_the_past
1957-10-16_-_Story_of_successive_involutions
1958-01-22_-_Intellectual_theories_-_Expressing_a_living_and_real_Truth
1958-01-29_-_The_plan_of_the_universe_-_Self-awareness
1958-02-19_-_Experience_of_the_supramental_boat_-_The_Censors_-_Absurdity_of_artificial_means
1958-03-05_-_Vibrations_and_words_-_Power_of_thought,_the_gift_of_tongues
1958-08-13_-_Profit_by_staying_in_the_Ashram_-_What_Sri_Aurobindo_has_come_to_tell_us_-_Finding_the_Divine
1958-09-10_-_Magic,_occultism,_physical_science
1958_09_12
1958_09_19
1958-09-24_-_Living_the_truth_-_Words_and_experience
1958-11-26_-_The_role_of_the_Spirit_-_New_birth
1958_11_28
1960_11_12?_-_49
1961_07_18
1962_02_27
1963_11_04
1964_03_25
1964_09_16
1965_12_25
1965_12_26?
1967-05-24.1_-_Defining_the_Divine
1970_01_07
1970_01_28
1970_05_25
1.A_-_ANTHROPOLOGY,_THE_SOUL
1.ac_-_An_Oath
1f.lovecraft_-_At_the_Mountains_of_Madness
1f.lovecraft_-_Herbert_West-Reanimator
1f.lovecraft_-_In_the_Walls_of_Eryx
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Battle_that_Ended_the_Century
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Call_of_Cthulhu
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Case_of_Charles_Dexter_Ward
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Colour_out_of_Space
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Horror_in_the_Burying-Ground
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Mound
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Rats_in_the_Walls
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Shadow_out_of_Time
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Shunned_House
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Whisperer_in_Darkness
1f.lovecraft_-_Under_the_Pyramids
1f.lovecraft_-_Winged_Death
1.he_-_The_monkey_is_reaching
1.jk_-_The_Devon_Maid_-_Stanzas_Sent_In_A_Letter_To_B._R._Haydon
1.jlb_-_Emerson
1.jlb_-_Inscription_on_any_Tomb
1.jlb_-_Unknown_Street
1.jr_-_Inner_Wakefulness
1.jr_-_Keep_on_knocking
1.jr_-_Whoever_finds_love
1.ltp_-_The_Hundred_Character_Tablet_(Bai_Zi_Bei)
1.pbs_-_Queen_Mab_-_Part_VII.
1.pbs_-_The_Revolt_Of_Islam_-_Canto_I-XII
1.poe_-_Eureka_-_A_Prose_Poem
1.raa_-_Circles_3_(from_Life_of_the_Future_World)
1.rb_-_Sordello_-_Book_the_Fifth
1.srh_-_The_Royal_Song_of_Saraha_(Dohakosa)
1.tm_-_Night-Flowering_Cactus
1.whitman_-_Scented_Herbage_Of_My_Breast
1.whitman_-_Starting_From_Paumanok
1.ww_-_The_Excursion-_II-_Book_First-_The_Wanderer
2.01_-_Habit_1__Be_Proactive
2.01_-_Indeterminates,_Cosmic_Determinations_and_the_Indeterminable
2.01_-_Isha_Upanishad__All_that_is_world_in_the_Universe
2.01_-_On_Books
2.01_-_On_the_Concept_of_the_Archetype
2.01_-_THE_ADVENT_OF_LIFE
2.01_-_The_Object_of_Knowledge
2.01_-_The_Therapeutic_value_of_Abreaction
2.01_-_The_Two_Natures
2.01_-_War.
2.02_-_Brahman,_Purusha,_Ishwara_-_Maya,_Prakriti,_Shakti
2.02_-_Habit_2__Begin_with_the_End_in_Mind
2.02_-_On_Letters
2.02_-_THE_EXPANSION_OF_LIFE
2.02_-_The_Ishavasyopanishad_with_a_commentary_in_English
2.02_-_The_Mother_Archetype
2.02_-_The_Synthesis_of_Devotion_and_Knowledge
2.02_-_Yoga
2.03_-_DEMETER
2.03_-_Indra_and_the_Thought-Forces
2.03_-_Karmayogin__A_Commentary_on_the_Isha_Upanishad
2.03_-_The_Christian_Phenomenon_and_Faith_in_the_Incarnation
2.03_-_THE_ENIGMA_OF_BOLOGNA
2.03_-_The_Eternal_and_the_Individual
2.03_-_The_Mother-Complex
2.03_-_The_Supreme_Divine
2.04_-_ADVICE_TO_ISHAN
2.04_-_Agni,_the_Illumined_Will
2.04_-_Concentration
2.04_-_On_Art
2.04_-_Positive_Aspects_of_the_Mother-Complex
2.04_-_The_Divine_and_the_Undivine
2.04_-_The_Living_Church_and_Christ-Omega
2.04_-_The_Secret_of_Secrets
2.05_-_Habit_3__Put_First_Things_First
2.05_-_On_Poetry
2.05_-_Renunciation
2.05_-_The_Cosmic_Illusion;_Mind,_Dream_and_Hallucination
2.05_-_The_Divine_Truth_and_Way
2.06_-_On_Beauty
2.06_-_Reality_and_the_Cosmic_Illusion
2.06_-_WITH_VARIOUS_DEVOTEES
2.07_-_BANKIM_CHANDRA
2.07_-_The_Knowledge_and_the_Ignorance
2.07_-_The_Release_from_Subjection_to_the_Body
2.07_-_The_Supreme_Word_of_the_Gita
2.07_-_The_Upanishad_in_Aphorism
2.08_-_ALICE_IN_WONDERLAND
2.08_-_God_in_Power_of_Becoming
2.08_-_Memory,_Self-Consciousness_and_the_Ignorance
2.08_-_On_Non-Violence
2.08_-_The_Branches_of_The_Archetypal_Man
2.09_-_On_Sadhana
2.09_-_THE_MASTERS_BIRTHDAY
2.09_-_The_Release_from_the_Ego
2.0_-_Reincarnation_and_Karma
2.0_-_THE_ANTICHRIST
2.1.01_-_God_The_One_Reality
2.1.02_-_Classification_of_the_Parts_of_the_Being
2.1.02_-_Combining_Work,_Meditation_and_Bhakti
2.1.02_-_Love_and_Death
2.1.02_-_Nature_The_World-Manifestation
2.1.03_-_Man_and_Superman
2.10_-_Knowledge_by_Identity_and_Separative_Knowledge
2.10_-_On_Vedic_Interpretation
2.11_-_The_Modes_of_the_Self
2.11_-_WITH_THE_DEVOTEES_IN_CALCUTTA
2.12_-_The_Origin_of_the_Ignorance
2.12_-_The_Realisation_of_Sachchidananda
2.1.3.1_-_Students
2.13_-_Exclusive_Concentration_of_Consciousness-Force_and_the_Ignorance
2.13_-_On_Psychology
2.13_-_The_Difficulties_of_the_Mental_Being
2.1.4.1_-_Teachers
2.1.4.2_-_Teaching
2.1.4.5_-_Tests
2.1.4_-_The_Lower_Vital_Being
2.14_-_The_Origin_and_Remedy_of_Falsehood,_Error,_Wrong_and_Evil
2.15_-_On_the_Gods_and_Asuras
2.15_-_Reality_and_the_Integral_Knowledge
2.15_-_The_Cosmic_Consciousness
2.16_-_Oneness
2.16_-_The_15th_of_August
2.16_-_The_Integral_Knowledge_and_the_Aim_of_Life;_Four_Theories_of_Existence
2.16_-_The_Magick_Fire
2.1.7.07_-_On_the_Verse_and_Structure_of_the_Poem
2.17_-_December_1938
2.17_-_The_Progress_to_Knowledge_-_God,_Man_and_Nature
2.17_-_The_Soul_and_Nature
2.18_-_January_1939
2.18_-_SRI_RAMAKRISHNA_AT_SYAMPUKUR
2.18_-_The_Evolutionary_Process_-_Ascent_and_Integration
2.18_-_The_Soul_and_Its_Liberation
2.19_-_Out_of_the_Sevenfold_Ignorance_towards_the_Sevenfold_Knowledge
2.19_-_The_Planes_of_Our_Existence
2.2.01_-_The_Problem_of_Consciousness
2.2.02_-_Becoming_Conscious_in_Work
2.2.02_-_The_True_Being_and_the_True_Consciousness
2.2.03_-_The_Psychic_Being
2.2.03_-_The_Science_of_Consciousness
2.2.04_-_Practical_Concerns_in_Work
2.20_-_Nov-Dec_1939
2.20_-_The_Lower_Triple_Purusha
2.2.1.01_-_The_World's_Greatest_Poets
2.21_-_IN_THE_COMPANY_OF_DEVOTEES_AT_SYAMPUKUR
2.21_-_The_Order_of_the_Worlds
2.21_-_Towards_the_Supreme_Secret
2.22_-_Rebirth_and_Other_Worlds;_Karma,_the_Soul_and_Immortality
2.2.2_-_The_Mandoukya_Upanishad
2.22_-_THE_MASTER_AT_COSSIPORE
2.22_-_The_Supreme_Secret
2.23_-_Man_and_the_Evolution
2.23_-_The_Conditions_of_Attainment_to_the_Gnosis
2.23_-_The_Core_of_the_Gita.s_Meaning
2.24_-_Gnosis_and_Ananda
2.2.4_-_Taittiriya_Upanishad
2.24_-_The_Evolution_of_the_Spiritual_Man
2.25_-_AFTER_THE_PASSING_AWAY
2.25_-_The_Higher_and_the_Lower_Knowledge
2.25_-_The_Triple_Transformation
2.26_-_The_Ascent_towards_Supermind
2.27_-_The_Gnostic_Being
2.28_-_The_Divine_Life
2.3.01_-_Concentration_and_Meditation
2.3.02_-_Mantra_and_Japa
2.3.02_-_The_Supermind_or_Supramental
2.3.03_-_Integral_Yoga
2.3.03_-_The_Mother's_Presence
2.3.06_-_The_Mind
2.3.06_-_The_Mother's_Lights
2.3.1.01_-_Three_Essentials_for_Writing_Poetry
23.12_-_A_Note_On_The_Mother_of_Dreams
2.3.2_-_Chhandogya_Upanishad
2.3.2_-_Desire
2.4.01_-_Divine_Love,_Psychic_Love_and_Human_Love
2.4.1_-_Human_Relations_and_the_Spiritual_Life
2.4.2_-_Interactions_with_Others_and_the_Practice_of_Yoga
29.06_-_There_is_also_another,_similar_or_parallel_story_in_the_Veda_about_the_God_Agni,_about_the_disappearance_of_this
3.00.2_-_Introduction
30.03_-_Spirituality_in_Art
30.04_-_Intuition_and_Inspiration_in_Art
30.09_-_Lines_of_Tantra_(Charyapada)
3.00_-_Introduction
3.00_-_The_Magical_Theory_of_the_Universe
30.12_-_The_Obscene_and_the_Ugly_-_Form_and_Essence
30.13_-_Rabindranath_the_Artist
30.17_-_Rabindranath,_Traveller_of_the_Infinite
3.01_-_Forms_of_Rebirth
3.01_-_THE_BIRTH_OF_THOUGHT
3.01_-_The_Mercurial_Fountain
3.01_-_The_Principles_of_Ritual
3.01_-_The_Soul_World
3.02_-_Aridity_in_Prayer
3.02_-_King_and_Queen
3.02_-_Mysticism
3.02_-_SOL
3.02_-_THE_DEPLOYMENT_OF_THE_NOOSPHERE
3.02_-_The_Great_Secret
3.02_-_The_Motives_of_Devotion
3.02_-_The_Practice_Use_of_Dream-Analysis
3.02_-_The_Psychology_of_Rebirth
3.02_-_The_Soul_in_the_Soul_World_after_Death
3.03_-_SULPHUR
3.03_-_The_Consummation_of_Mysticism
3.03_-_The_Four_Foundational_Practices
3.03_-_The_Godward_Emotions
3.03_-_THE_MODERN_EARTH
3.03_-_The_Naked_Truth
3.03_-_The_Spirit_Land
3.04_-_LUNA
3.04_-_On_Thought_-_III
3.04_-_The_Formula_of_ALHIM
3.04_-_The_Way_of_Devotion
3.05_-_SAL
3.05_-_The_Conjunction
3.05_-_The_Formula_of_I.A.O.
3.06_-_The_Delight_of_the_Divine
3.06_-_The_Sage
3.06_-_Thought-Forms_and_the_Human_Aura
3.07_-_The_Formula_of_the_Holy_Grail
3.08_-_Of_Equilibrium
3.08_-_The_Mystery_of_Love
3.09_-_Evil
3.09_-_Of_Silence_and_Secrecy
3.09_-_The_Return_of_the_Soul
3.0_-_THE_ETERNAL_RECURRENCE
3.1.01_-_Distinctive_Features_of_the_Integral_Yoga
3.1.01_-_The_Problem_of_Suffering_and_Evil
3.1.02_-_Spiritual_Evolution_and_the_Supramental
3.1.03_-_A_Realistic_Adwaita
31.03_-_The_Trinity_of_Bengal
31.04_-_Sri_Ramakrishna
31.05_-_Vivekananda
31.09_-_The_Cause_of_Indias_Decline
3.10_-_The_New_Birth
3.11_-_Of_Our_Lady_Babalon
3.11_-_Spells
3.12_-_Of_the_Bloody_Sacrifice
3.1.3_-_Difficulties_of_the_Physical_Being
3.13_-_Of_the_Banishings
3.14_-_Of_the_Consecrations
3.15_-_Of_the_Invocation
3.16.1_-_Of_the_Oath
3.17_-_Of_the_License_to_Depart
3.18_-_Of_Clairvoyance_and_the_Body_of_Light
3.2.01_-_On_Ideals
3.2.01_-_The_Newness_of_the_Integral_Yoga
32.01_-_Where_is_God?
3.2.02_-_Yoga_and_Skill_in_Works
3.2.04_-_The_Conservative_Mind_and_Eastern_Progress
3.2.05_-_Our_Ideal
32.05_-_The_Culture_of_the_Body
3.2.05_-_The_Yoga_of_the_Bhagavad_Gita
3.2.07_-_Tantra
3.2.08_-_Bhakti_Yoga_and_Vaishnavism
32.09_-_On_Karmayoga_(A_Letter)
3.20_-_Of_the_Eucharist
3.2.10_-_Christianity_and_Theosophy
32.12_-_The_Evolutionary_Imperative
3.2.1_-_Food
3.21_-_Of_Black_Magic
3.2.2_-_Sleep
3.2.4_-_Sex
3.3.01_-_The_Superman
3.3.02_-_All-Will_and_Free-Will
3.3.03_-_The_Delight_of_Works
33.08_-_I_Tried_Sannyas
33.14_-_I_Played_Football
3.3.1_-_Agni,_the_Divine_Will-Force
3.4.01_-_Evolution
3.4.03_-_Materialism
3.4.1_-_The_Subconscient_and_the_Integral_Yoga
3.4.2_-_Guru_Yoga
3.5.01_-_Aphorisms
3.5.03_-_Reason_and_Society
3-5_Full_Circle
3.6.01_-_Heraclitus
36.07_-_An_Introduction_To_The_Vedas
36.08_-_A_Commentary_on_the_First_Six_Suktas_of_Rigveda
3.7.1.02_-_The_Reincarnating_Soul
3.7.1.03_-_Rebirth,_Evolution,_Heredity
3.7.1.07_-_Involution_and_Evolution
3.7.1.08_-_Karma
3.7.1.09_-_Karma_and_Freedom
3.7.1.11_-_Rebirth_and_Karma
3.7.1.12_-_Karma_and_Justice
3.7.2.01_-_The_Foundation
3.7.2.02_-_The_Terrestial_Law
3.7.2.03_-_Mind_Nature_and_Law_of_Karma
3.7.2.05_-_Appendix_I_-_The_Tangle_of_Karma
3.8.1.03_-_Meditation
3.8.1.06_-_The_Universal_Consciousness
3_-_Commentaries_and_Annotated_Translations
4.01_-_Introduction
4.01_-_Sweetness_in_Prayer
4.01_-_THE_COLLECTIVE_ISSUE
4.01_-_The_Presence_of_God_in_the_World
4.01_-_The_Principle_of_the_Integral_Yoga
4.02_-_Autobiographical_Evidence
4.02_-_BEYOND_THE_COLLECTIVE_-_THE_HYPER-PERSONAL
4.02_-_Humanity_in_Progress
4.02_-_The_Integral_Perfection
4.02_-_The_Psychology_of_the_Child_Archetype
4.03_-_The_Meaning_of_Human_Endeavor
4.03_-_The_Psychology_of_Self-Perfection
4.03_-_The_Special_Phenomenology_of_the_Child_Archetype
4.03_-_THE_ULTIMATE_EARTH
4.04_-_Conclusion
4.04_-_In_the_Total_Christ
4.04_-_The_Perfection_of_the_Mental_Being
4.04_-_THE_REGENERATION_OF_THE_KING
4.04_-_Weaknesses
4.05_-_THE_DARK_SIDE_OF_THE_KING
4.05_-_The_Instruments_of_the_Spirit
4.06_-_Purification-the_Lower_Mentality
4.06_-_THE_KING_AS_ANTHROPOS
4.07_-_Purification-Intelligence_and_Will
4.07_-_THE_RELATION_OF_THE_KING-SYMBOL_TO_CONSCIOUSNESS
4.08_-_The_Liberation_of_the_Spirit
4.08_-_THE_RELIGIOUS_PROBLEM_OF_THE_KINGS_RENEWAL
4.09_-_The_Liberation_of_the_Nature
4.1.01_-_The_Intellect_and_Yoga
4.10_-_The_Elements_of_Perfection
4.1.1.05_-_The_Central_Process_of_the_Yoga
4.11_-_The_Perfection_of_Equality
4.12_-_The_Way_of_Equality
4.13_-_The_Action_of_Equality
4.14_-_The_Power_of_the_Instruments
4.15_-_Soul-Force_and_the_Fourfold_Personality
4.18_-_Faith_and_shakti
4.19_-_The_Nature_of_the_supermind
4.1_-_Jnana
4.20_-_The_Intuitive_Mind
4.2.1.02_-_The_Role_of_the_Psychic_in_Sadhana
4.21_-_The_Gradations_of_the_supermind
4.2.1_-_The_Right_Attitude_towards_Difficulties
4.22_-_The_supramental_Thought_and_Knowledge
4.2.3.04_-_Means_of_Bringing_Forward_the_Psychic
4.23_-_The_supramental_Instruments_--_Thought-process
4.2.4.08_-_Psychic_Sorrow
4.2.4.10_-_Psychic_Yearning
4.24_-_The_supramental_Sense
4.2.5.05_-_The_Psychic_and_the_Supermind
4.2.5_-_Dealing_with_Depression_and_Despondency
4.25_-_Towards_the_supramental_Time_Vision
4.2_-_Karma
4.3.1.03_-_The_Self_and_the_Sense_of_Individuality
4.3.1.04_-_The_Disappearance_of_the_I_Sense
4.3.2.04_-_Degrees_in_the_Higher_Consciousness
4.4.2.01_-_Contact_with_the_Above
4.4.3.03_-_Preparatory_Experiences_and_Descent
5.01_-_ADAM_AS_THE_ARCANE_SUBSTANCE
5.01_-_EPILOGUE
5.01_-_Message
5.02_-_Perfection_of_the_Body
5.03_-_The_Divine_Body
5.04_-_Supermind_and_the_Life_Divine
5.05_-_Supermind_and_Humanity
5.05_-_THE_OLD_ADAM
5.06_-_Supermind_in_the_Evolution
5.06_-_THE_TRANSFORMATION
5.07_-_Mind_of_Light
5.08_-_Supermind_and_Mind_of_Light
5.1.01_-_Terminology
5.1.02_-_The_Gods
5.2.02_-_Aryan_Origins_-_The_Elementary_Roots_of_Language
5.2.03_-_The_An_Family
5_-_The_Phenomenology_of_the_Spirit_in_Fairytales
6.01_-_THE_ALCHEMICAL_VIEW_OF_THE_UNION_OF_OPPOSITES
6.02_-_STAGES_OF_THE_CONJUNCTION
6.03_-_Extraordinary_And_Paradoxical_Telluric_Phenomena
6.06_-_SELF-KNOWLEDGE
6.08_-_THE_CONTENT_AND_MEANING_OF_THE_FIRST_TWO_STAGES
6.0_-_Conscious,_Unconscious,_and_Individuation
6.10_-_THE_SELF_AND_THE_BOUNDS_OF_KNOWLEDGE
7.02_-_The_Mind
7_-_Yoga_of_Sri_Aurobindo
APPENDIX_I_-_Curriculum_of_A._A.
A_Secret_Miracle
Averroes_Search
Big_Mind_(non-dual)
Blazing_P1_-_Preconventional_consciousness
Blazing_P2_-_Map_the_Stages_of_Conventional_Consciousness
Blazing_P3_-_Explore_the_Stages_of_Postconventional_Consciousness
BOOK_II._--_PART_I._ANTHROPOGENESIS.
BOOK_II._--_PART_III._ADDENDA._SCIENCE_AND_THE_SECRET_DOCTRINE_CONTRASTED
BOOK_II._--_PART_II._THE_ARCHAIC_SYMBOLISM_OF_THE_WORLD-RELIGIONS
BOOK_I._--_PART_I._COSMIC_EVOLUTION
BOOK_I._--_PART_III._SCIENCE_AND_THE_SECRET_DOCTRINE_CONTRASTED
BOOK_I._--_PART_II._THE_EVOLUTION_OF_SYMBOLISM_IN_ITS_APPROXIMATE_ORDER
Book_of_Genesis
Book_of_Imaginary_Beings_(text)
Book_of_Psalms
BOOK_V._-_Of_fate,_freewill,_and_God's_prescience,_and_of_the_source_of_the_virtues_of_the_ancient_Romans
BOOK_XI._-_Augustine_passes_to_the_second_part_of_the_work,_in_which_the_origin,_progress,_and_destinies_of_the_earthly_and_heavenly_cities_are_discussed.Speculations_regarding_the_creation_of_the_world
BOOK_XII._-_Of_the_creation_of_angels_and_men,_and_of_the_origin_of_evil
BOOK_XIX._-_A_review_of_the_philosophical_opinions_regarding_the_Supreme_Good,_and_a_comparison_of_these_opinions_with_the_Christian_belief_regarding_happiness
BOOK_XXII._-_Of_the_eternal_happiness_of_the_saints,_the_resurrection_of_the_body,_and_the_miracles_of_the_early_Church
Conversations_with_Sri_Aurobindo
Cratylus
Deutsches_Requiem
Diamond_Sutra_1
DS2
DS3
DS4
ENNEAD_01.01_-_The_Organism_and_the_Self.
ENNEAD_01.02_-_Of_Virtues.
ENNEAD_01.04_-_Whether_Animals_May_Be_Termed_Happy.
ENNEAD_01.08_-_Of_the_Nature_and_Origin_of_Evils.
ENNEAD_02.01_-_Of_the_Heaven.
ENNEAD_02.03_-_Whether_Astrology_is_of_any_Value.
ENNEAD_02.04a_-_Of_Matter.
ENNEAD_02.05_-_Of_the_Aristotelian_Distinction_Between_Actuality_and_Potentiality.
ENNEAD_02.06_-_Of_Essence_and_Being.
ENNEAD_02.08_-_Of_Sight,_or_of_Why_Distant_Objects_Seem_Small.
ENNEAD_03.02_-_Of_Providence.
ENNEAD_03.04_-_Of_Our_Individual_Guardian.
ENNEAD_03.05_-_Of_Love,_or_Eros.
ENNEAD_03.06_-_Of_the_Impassibility_of_Incorporeal_Entities_(Soul_and_and_Matter).
ENNEAD_03.07_-_Of_Time_and_Eternity.
ENNEAD_04.02_-_How_the_Soul_Mediates_Between_Indivisible_and_Divisible_Essence.
ENNEAD_04.03_-_Psychological_Questions.
ENNEAD_04.04_-_Questions_About_the_Soul.
ENNEAD_04.05_-_Psychological_Questions_III._-_About_the_Process_of_Vision_and_Hearing.
ENNEAD_04.07_-_Of_the_Immortality_of_the_Soul:_Polemic_Against_Materialism.
ENNEAD_04.08_-_Of_the_Descent_of_the_Soul_Into_the_Body.
ENNEAD_05.03_-_The_Self-Consciousnesses,_and_What_is_Above_Them.
ENNEAD_05.04_-_How_What_is_After_the_First_Proceeds_Therefrom;_of_the_One.
ENNEAD_05.05_-_That_Intelligible_Entities_Are_Not_External_to_the_Intelligence_of_the_Good.
ENNEAD_05.06_-_The_Superessential_Principle_Does_Not_Think_-_Which_is_the_First_Thinking_Principle,_and_Which_is_the_Second?
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ENNEAD_06.02_-_The_Categories_of_Plotinos.
ENNEAD_06.03_-_Plotinos_Own_Sense-Categories.
ENNEAD_06.04_-_The_One_Identical_Essence_is_Everywhere_Entirely_Present.
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DEFINITIONS


TERMS STARTING WITH

essential ::: a. --> Belonging to the essence, or that which makes an object, or class of objects, what it is.
Hence, really existing; existent.
Important in the highest degree; indispensable to the attainment of an object; indispensably necessary.
Containing the essence or characteristic portion of a substance, as of a plant; highly rectified; pure; hence, unmixed; as, an essential oil.


essential complexity "programming" A measure of the "structuredness" of a program. (1996-05-13)

essential complexity ::: (programming) A measure of the structuredness of a program. (1996-05-13)

essential discontinuity: A discontinuity where the left-hand limit or the right-hand limit doesn't exist (or neither exists). Some authors consider a jump discontinuity to be an essential discontinuity, which makes the definition of essential discontinuity any discontinuity that is not a removable discontinuity.

essentialism ::: The belief and practice centered on a philosophical claim that for any specific kind of entity it is at least theoretically possible to specify a finite list of characteristics, all of which any entity must have to belong to the group defined.

essentiality ::: n. --> The quality of being essential; the essential part.

essential mukti ::: the liberation of the spirit, the "freedom of the soul" which is "an opening out of mortal limitation into the illimitable immortality of the Spirit".

essential trinity of Sachchidananda, ::: Existence, Consciousness, Bliss with self-awareness and self-force, Chit and Tapas, for double terms of Consciousness".

Essential Coordination: Term employed bv R. Avenarius (Kritik der reinen Erfahrung, 1888) to designate the essential solidarity existing between the knowing subject and the object of knowledge. The theory of "essential coordination" is contrasted by Avenarius with the allegedly false theory of introjection (q.v.). -- L.W.

ESSENTIALITY Synonym of ESSENTIAL CONSCIOUSNESS

ESSENTIALIZATION The monad&

Essentially, Yoga is a generic name for the processes and the result of processes by which we transcend or shred off our present modes of being and rise to a new, a higher, a wider mode of consciousness which is not that of the ordinary animal and intellectual man. Yoga is the exchange of an egoistic for a universal or cosmic consciousness lifted towards or informed by the supra-cosmic, transcendent Unnameable who is the source and support of all things. Yoga is the passage of the human thinking animal towards the God-consciousness from which he has descended.
   Ref: CWSA Vol. 13, Page: 119


ESSENTIAL QUALITIES Twelve qualities, manifestations of causal consciousness and will, which the monad must acquire 100 per cent in order to pass to the essential kingdom, the fifth natural kingdom. They sum up all positive human qualities, also those that are possible only at the stages of humanity and ideality. Their true content, therefore, is inaccessible to lower consciousness, and information given about them will unfailingly be emotionalized.

Tentatively, the following symbolical keywords have been used about them: 1) Trust in life, 2) Trust in self, 3) Obedience to law, 4) Uprightness, 5) Impersonality, 6)
Willingness to sacrifice, 7) Faithfulness, 8) Reticence, 9) Joy in life, 10) Purpose, 11)
Wisdom, 12) Unity. (K 1.34.23, 7.23.3)


ESSENTIAL SELF, 46-SELF Monad having envelope and self-consciousness in the essential world of the planet (46). The essential self has centred itself in the second triad essential atom and is a member of the fifth natural kingdom.

The 46-self is omniscient in the worlds 46-49.

As an essential self, the individual has to acquire by himself through his own research complete knowledge of everything of importance in the human worlds (47-49).

Essential monads form a collective being of their own having a common total consciousness.

The essential self does not need to incarnate further, since he has no more to learn in the kingdom of man. He often does incarnate, however, in order by all means and by personal contact to help those preparing for their entrance into this higher kingdom. K 1.35.8, 10ff


Essentials of Demonology. See Langton.

ESSENTIAL WORLD Atomic world 46 in the cosmos and in the planets of the solar system, molecular world 46:2-7 in the planets.


TERMS ANYWHERE

1. Situated at, in, or near the center. 2. Of basic importance; essential or principal.

4. In the philosophy of nature, aggregate has various meanings: it is a mass formed into clusters (anat.); a compound or an organized mass of individuals (zool.); an agglomerate (bot.) an agglomeration of distinct minerals separable by mechanical means (geol.); or, in general, a compound mass in which the elements retain their essential individuality. -- T.G.

. a (anandamaya purusha) ::: "the Bliss-Self of the spirit"; the supreme and universal Soul, "the one and yet innumerable Personality, the infinite Godhead, the self-aware and self-unfolding Purusha", whose essential nature is ananda, a "transcendent Bliss, unimaginable and inexpressible by the mind and speech"; also called ananda purus.a. anandamaya sagun anandamaya saguna

Abheda: (Skr. "not distinct") Identity, particularly in reference to any philosophy of monism which does not recognize the distinctness of spiritual and material, or divine and essentially human principles. -- K.F.L.

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

abstract ::: adj. 1. Withdrawn or separated from matter, from material embodiment, from practice, or from particular examples; theoretical. 2. In the fine arts, characterized by lack of or freedom from representational qualities. n. 3. Something that concentrates in itself the essential qualities of anything more extensive or more general, or of several things; essence.

accidental ::: a. --> Happening by chance, or unexpectedly; taking place not according to the usual course of things; casual; fortuitous; as, an accidental visit.
Nonessential; not necessary belonging; incidental; as, are accidental to a play. ::: n.


accidentally ::: adv. --> In an accidental manner; unexpectedly; by chance; unintentionally; casually; fortuitously; not essentially.

accident ::: n. --> Literally, a befalling; an event that takes place without one&

"A consciousness possessing the essential and integral knowledge, proceeding from the essence to the whole and from the whole to the parts, would be no longer Mind, but a perfect Truth-Consciousness automatically possessed of inherent self-knowledge and world-knowledge.” The Life Divine

“A consciousness possessing the essential and integral knowledge, proceeding from the essence to the whole and from the whole to the parts, would be no longer Mind, but a perfect Truth-Consciousness automatically possessed of inherent self-knowledge and world-knowledge.” The Life Divine

adiaphorist ::: n. --> One of the German Protestants who, with Melanchthon, held some opinions and ceremonies to be indifferent or nonessential, which Luther condemned as sinful or heretical.

adjunct ::: a. --> Conjoined; attending; consequent. ::: n. --> Something joined or added to another thing, but not essentially a part of it.
A person joined to another in some duty or service; a colleague; an associate.


advene ::: v. i. --> To accede, or come (to); to be added to something or become a part of it, though not essential.

adventitious ::: a. --> Added extrinsically; not essentially inherent; accidental or causal; additional; supervenient; foreign.
Out of the proper or usual place; as, adventitious buds or roots.
Accidentally or sparingly spontaneous in a country or district; not fully naturalized; adventive; -- applied to foreign plants.
Acquired, as diseases; accidental.


aham vritti. ::: the "I"-thought; the limited feeling of "I"-ness or "I am"-ness &

AIM. ::: To return to the truth of the Divine now clouded over by Ignorance is the soul’s aim in life.
There is only one aim to be followed, the increase of Peace, Light, Power and the growth of a new consciousness in the being. With that new consciousness the true knowledge, understanding, strength, feeling will come.
Aim of yoga ::: to find the Divine is indeed the first reason for seeking the spiritual Truth and the spiritual life; it is the one thing indispensable and all the rest is nothing without it. The Divine once found, to manifest Him, - that is, first of all to transform one’s own limited consciousness into the Divine Consciousness, to live in the infinite Peace, Light, Love, Strength, Bliss, to become that in one’s essential nature and, as a consequence. to be its vessel, channel, instrument in one’s active nature.
Aim of Integral yoga ::: it is the rendering in personal experience of the truth which universal Nature has hidden in herself and which she travails to discover. It is the conversion of the human soul into the divine soul and of natural life into a divine living.


Al-Awwal ::: The first and initial state of existence, the essential Name.

Alexander, Samuel: (1859-1938) English thinker who developed a non-psychic, neo-realistic metaphysics and synthesis. He makes the process of emergence a metaphysical principle. Although his inquiry is essentially a priori, his method is empirical. Realism at his hands becomes a quasi-materialism, an alternative to absolute idealism and ordinary materialism. It alms to combine the absoluteness of law in physics with the absolute unpredictability of emergent qualities. Whereas to the ancients and in the modern classical conception of physical science, the original stuff was matter and motion, after Minkowski, Einstein, Lorenz and others, it became indivisible space-time, instead of space and time.

Al-Muhyi ::: The One who enlivens and enlightens! The One who enables the continuation of the individual’s life through the application of knowledge and the observation of one’s essential reality.

Amal: “The suggestion seems to be of the vital being’s essential nature.”

analyse ::: to examine carefully and in detail so as to identify causes, key factors, possible results; examine minutely and critically to determine the elements or essential features of. analysed.

Analysis, intentional: (Ger. intentionale Analyse) In Husserl: Explication and clarification of the essential structure of actual and potential (horizonal) synthesis by virtue of which objects are Intentionally constituted. As noematic, intentional analysis discovers, explicates, and clarifies, the focally and horizontally intended objective sense (and the latter's quasi-objective substrates) in its manners of givenness, posltedness, etc., and yields clues to the corresponding noetic synthesis. As noetic or constitutional, intentional analysis discovers, isolates, and clarifies these synthetically constituted structures of consciousness. See Phenomenology. -- D.C.

ananda ::: bliss, delight, beatitude, spiritual ecstasy; the essential principle of delight; a self-delight which is the very nature of the transcendent and infinite existence.

ANANDA. ::: Delight; essential principle of delight; bliss; spiritual ecstasy; the bliss of the Spirit which is the secret source· and support of all existence.
Ānanda is the secret delight from which all things are born, by which all is sustained in existence and to which all can rise in the spiritual culmination.
It is the Divine Bliss which comes from above. It is not joy or pleasure, but something self-existent, pure and quite beyond what any joy or pleasure can be.
Something greater than peace or joy, something that, like Truth and Light, is the very nature of the supramental Divine. It can come by frequent inrushes or descents, partially or for a time, but it cannot -remain in the system so long as the system has not been prepared for it.
It can come not only with its fullest intensity but with a more enduring persistence when the mind is at peace and the heart delivered from ordinary joy and sorrow. If the mind and heart are restless, changeful, unquiet, Ānanda of a kind may come, but it is mixed with vital excitement and cannot abide. One must get peace and calm fixed in the consciousness first, then there is a solid basis on which Ānanda can spread itself and in its turn become an enduring part of the consciousness and the nature.
Ānanda (ascension into) ::: It is quite impossible to ascend to the real Ānanda plane (except in a profound trance), until after the supramental consciousness has been entered, realised and possessed; but it is quite possible and normal to feel some form of Ānanda consciousness on any level. This consciousness, wherever it is felt, is a derivation from the Ānanda plane, but it is very much diminished in power and modified to suit the lesser power of receptivity of the inferior levels.
Ānanda (divine) in the physical ::: self-existent in its essence, its manifestation is dependent only on an inner union with the Divine.
Ānanda (of the Brahman) ::: there is an absoluteness of immutable ecstasy in it, a concentrated intensity of silent and inalienable rapture.


Ananda is the essential nature of bliss of the cosmic consciousness and, in activity, its delight of self-creation and self-experience.
   Ref: CWSA Vol. 25, Page: 101


ana (sanjnana) ::: sense-knowledge; "the essential sense" (see indriya) which "in itself can operate without bodily organs" and is "the original capacity of consciousness to feel in itself all that consciousness has formed and to feel it in all the essential properties and operations of that which has form, whether represented materially by vibration of sound or images of light or any other physical symbol". Saṁjñana, like prajñana, is one of the "subordinate operations involved in the action of the comprehensive consciousness" (vijñana); "if prajñana can be described as the outgoing of apprehensive consciousness to possess its object in conscious energy, to know it, saṁjñana can be described as the inbringing movement of apprehensive consciousness which draws the object placed before it back to itself so as to possess it in conscious substance, to feel it"...

". . . an Avatar is not at all bound to be a spiritual prophet — he is never in fact merely a prophet, he is a realiser, an establisher — not of outward things only, though he does realise something in the outward also, but, as I have said, of something essential and radical needed for the terrestrial evolution which is the evolution of the embodied spirit through successive stages towards the Divine.” Letters on Yoga

“… an Avatar is not at all bound to be a spiritual prophet—he is never in fact merely a prophet, he is a realiser, an establisher—not of outward things only, though he does realise something in the outward also, but, as I have said, of something essential and radical needed for the terrestrial evolution which is the evolution of the embodied spirit through successive stages towards the Divine.” Letters on Yoga*

“… an Avatar is not at all bound to be a spiritual prophet—he is never in fact merely a prophet, he is a realiser, an establisher—not of outward things only, though he does realise something in the outward also, but, as I have said, of something essential and radical needed for the terrestrial evolution which is the evolution of the embodied spirit through successive stages towards the Divine.” Letters on Yoga

andesite ::: n. --> An eruptive rock allied to trachyte, consisting essentially of a triclinic feldspar, with pyroxene, hornblende, or hypersthene.

. a-nirgun.a brahman ::: brahman perceived in the unity of its "two essential modes" as equally sagun.a ("qualitied") and nirgun.a ("unqualitied"); sagun.a brahman, "a fundamental divine Reality who is the source and container and master of all relations and determinations", realised on the foundation of nirgun.a brahman, "a fundamental divine Reality free from all relations or determinates".

Apophansis: A Greek word for proposition involving etymologically a reference to its realist onto-logical background (Greek root of phaos, light). In this sense, a proposition expresses the illumination of its subject by its predicate or predicates; or again, It makes explicit the internal luminosity of its subject by positing against it as predicates its essential or accidental constituents. The Aristotelian apophansis or logosapopkantikos denotes the fundamental subject-predicate form, either as an independent propositlonal form or as a syllogistic conclusion, to which all other types of propositions may be reduced by analysis and deduction. It cannot be said that the controversies initiated by modern symbolic logic have destroyed the ontological or operational value of the Aristotelian apophantic form. -- T.G.

appendix ::: n. --> Something appended or added; an appendage, adjunct, or concomitant.
Any literary matter added to a book, but not necessarily essential to its completeness, and thus distinguished from supplement, which is intended to supply deficiencies and correct inaccuracies.


appoggiatura ::: n. --> A passing tone preceding an essential tone, and borrowing the time it occupies from that; a short auxiliary or grace note one degree above or below the principal note unless it be of the same harmony; -- generally indicated by a note of smaller size, as in the illustration above. It forms no essential part of the harmony.

Ar-Rafi ::: The One who exalts. The one who elevates conscious beings to higher states of existence; to enable the realization and observation of their essential reality.

Ar-Rahim ::: Ar-Rahim is the Name that brings the infinite qualities of ar-Rahman into engendered existence. In this sense, it is the ‘observation’of the potential. Ar-Rahim observes itself through the forms of existence, by guiding the conscious beings to the awareness that their lives and their essential reality are comprised of and governed by the Names.

Ar-Rashid ::: The guider to the right path. The One who allows individuals, who recognize their essential reality, to experience the maturity of this recognition!

As there is a poise of the relations of Purusha with Prakriti in which Matter is the first determinant, a world of material existence, so there is another just above it in which Matter is not supreme, but rather Life-force takes its place as the first determinant. In this world forms do not determine the conditions of the life, but it is life which determines the form, and th
   refore forms are there much more free, fluid, largely and to our conceptions strangely variable than in the material world. This life-force is not inconscient material force, not even, except in its lowest movements, an elemental subconscient energy, but a conscious force of being which makes for formation, but much more essentially for enjoyment, possession, satisfaction of its own dynamic impulse. Desire and the satisfaction of impulse are th
   refore the first law of this world of sheer vital existence, this poise of relations between the soul and its nature in which the life-power plays with so much greater a freedom and capacity than in our physical living; it may be called the desire-world, for that is its principal characteristic.
   Ref: CWSA Vol. 23-24, Page: 452


atman ::: Self; Spirit; the original and essential nature of our existence; in relation to the individual [cf. brahman] the Supreme is our own true and highest Self, atman. ::: atma [nominative] ::: atmanam [accusative]

attar ::: n. --> A fragrant essential oil; esp., a volatile and highly fragrant essential oil obtained from the petals of roses.

At the beginning the soul in Nature, the psychic entity, whose unfolding is the first step towards a spiritual change, is an entirely veiled part of us, although it is that by which we exist and persist as individual beings in Nature. The other parts of our natural composition are not only mutable but perishable; but the psychic entity in us persists and is fundamentally the same always: it contains all essential possibilities of our manifestation but is not constituted by them; it is not limited by what it manifests, not contained by the incomplete forms of the manifestation, not tarnished by the imperfections and impurities, the defects and depravations of the surface being. It is an ever-pure flame of the divinity in things and nothing that comes to it, nothing that enters into our experience can pollute its purity or extinguish the flame. This spiritual stuff is immaculate and luminous and, because it is perfectly luminous, it is immediately, intimately, directly aware of truth of being and truth of nature; it is deeply conscious of truth and good and beauty because truth and good and beauty are akin to its own native character, forms of something that is inherent in its own substance. It is aware also of all that contradicts these things, of all that deviates from its own native character, of falsehood and evil and the ugly and the unseemly; but it does not become these things nor is it touched or changed by these opposites of itself which so powerfully affect its outer instrumentation of mind, life and body. For the soul, the permanent being in us, puts forth and uses mind, life and body.
   Ref: CWSA Vol. 21-22, Page: 924-25


Attribute: Commonly, what is proper to a thing (Latm, ad-tribuere, to assign, to ascribe, to bestow). Loosely assimilated to a quality, a property, a characteristic, a peculiarity, a circumstance, a state, a category, a mode or an accident, though there are differences among all these terms. For example, a quality is an inherent property (the qualities of matter), while an attribute refers to the actual properties of a thing only indirectly known (the attributes of God). Another difference between attribute and quality is that the former refers to the characteristics of an infinite being, while the latter is used for the characteristics of a finite being. In metaphysics, an attribute is what is indispensable to a spiritual or material substance; or that which expresses the nature of a thing; or that without which a thing is unthinkable. As such, it implies necessarily a relation to some substance of which it is an aspect or conception. But it cannot be a substance, as it does not exist by itself. The transcendental attributes are those which belong to a being because it is a being: there are three of them, the one, the true and the good, each adding something positive to the idea of being. The word attribute has been and still is used more readily, with various implications, by substantialist systems. In the 17th century, for example, it denoted the actual manifestations of substance. [Thus, Descartes regarded extension and thought as the two ultimate, simple and original attributes of reality, all else being modifications of them. With Spinoza, extension and thought became the only known attributes of Deity, each expressing in a definite manner, though not exclusively, the infinite essence of God as the only substance. The change in the meaning of substance after Hume and Kant is best illustrated by this quotation from Whitehead: "We diverge from Descartes by holding that what he has described as primary attributes of physical bodies, are really the forms of internal relationships between actual occasions and within actual occasions" (Process and Reality, p. 471).] The use of the notion of attribute, however, is still favoured by contemporary thinkers. Thus, John Boodin speaks of the five attributes of reality, namely: Energy (source of activity), Space (extension), Time (change), Consciousness (active awareness), and Form (organization, structure). In theodicy, the term attribute is used for the essential characteristics of God. The divine attributes are the various aspects under which God is viewed, each being treated as a separate perfection. As God is free from composition, we know him only in a mediate and synthetic way thrgugh his attributes. In logic, an attribute is that which is predicated or anything, that which Is affirmed or denied of the subject of a proposition. More specifically, an attribute may be either a category or a predicable; but it cannot be an individual materially. Attributes may be essential or accidental, necessary or contingent. In grammar, an attribute is an adjective, or an adjectival clause, or an equivalent adjunct expressing a characteristic referred to a subject through a verb. Because of this reference, an attribute may also be a substantive, as a class-name, but not a proper name as a rule. An attribute is never a verb, thus differing from a predicate which may consist of a verb often having some object or qualifying words. In natural history, what is permanent and essential in a species, an individual or in its parts. In psychology, it denotes the way (such as intensity, duration or quality) in which sensations, feelings or images can differ from one another. In art, an attribute is a material or a conventional symbol, distinction or decoration.

Attributes, differentiating: Are special, simple, not essential to a substance, which if they belong to any complex substance as a whole belong also to its parts. (Broad). -- H.H.

attribute ::: v. t. --> To ascribe; to consider (something) as due or appropriate (to); to refer, as an effect to a cause; to impute; to assign; to consider as belonging (to). ::: n. --> That which is attributed; a quality which is considered as belonging to, or inherent in, a person or thing; an essential or

ava (madhurabhava; madhur bhava)—the sweet (madhura) relation (bhava) between the jiva and the isvara (or between Kali and Kr.s.n.a), the relation of lover and beloved which "is the most intense and blissful of all and carries up all the rest into its heights"(see composite bhava); the spiritual emotion proper to that relation, in which "the turning of human emotion Godwards finds its full meaning and discovers all the truth of which love is the human symbol, all its essential instincts divinised, raised, satisfied in the bliss from which our life was born and towards which by oneness it returns in the Ananda of the divine existence where love is absolute, eternal and unalloyed". madhura madhur a d dasi

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


aya ::: (c. 1931, in the diagram on page 1360) overmind in its fundamental power of measuring and limiting consciousness (maya), regarded as the essential form of overmind proper (see overmind system); "the original cosmic Maya, not a Maya of Ignorance but a Maya of Knowledge, yet a Power which has made the Ignorance possible, even inevitable".

Background: (Ger. Hintergrund) In Husserl: The nexus of objects and objective sense explicitly posited along with any object; the objective horizon. The perceptual background is part of the entire background in this broad sense. See Horizon. -- D.C . Bacon, Francis: (1561-1626) Inspired by the Renaissance, and in revolt against Aristotelianism and Scholastic Logic, proposed an inductive method of discovering truth, founded upon empirical observation, analysis of observed data, inference resulting in hypotheses, and verification of hypotheses through continued observation and experiment. The impediments to the use of this method are preconceptions and prejudices, grouped by Bacon under four headings, or Idols: The Idols of the Tribe, or racially "wishful," anthropocentric ways of thinking, e.g. explanation by final causes The Idols of the Cave or personal prejudices The Idols of the Market Place, or failure to define terms The Idol of the Theatre, or blind acceptance of tradition and authority. The use of the inductive method prescribes the extraction of the essential from the non-essential and the discovery of the underlying structure or form of the phenomena under investigation, through (a) comparison of instances, (b) study of concomitant variations, and (c) exclusion of negative instances.

balsam ::: n. --> A resin containing more or less of an essential or volatile oil.
A species of tree (Abies balsamea).
An annual garden plant (Impatiens balsamina) with beautiful flowers; balsamine.
Anything that heals, soothes, or restores. ::: v. t.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Being: In early Greek philosophy is opposed either to change, or Becoming, or to Non-Being. According to Parmenides and his disciples of the Eleatic School, everything real belongs to the category of Being, as the only possible object of thought. Essentially the same reasoning applies also to material reality in which there is nothing but Being, one and continuous, all-inclusive and eternal. Consequently, he concluded, the coming into being and passing away constituting change are illusory, for that which is-not cannot be, and that which is cannot cease to be. In rejecting Eleitic monism, the materialists (Leukippus, Democritus) asserted that the very existence of things, their corporeal nature, insofar as it is subject to change and motion, necessarily presupposes the other than Being, that is, Non-Being, or Void. Thus, instead of regarding space as a continuum, they saw in it the very source of discontinuity and the foundation of the atomic structure of substance. Plato accepted the first part of Parmenides' argument. namely, that referring to thought as distinct from matter, and maintained that, though Becoming is indeed an apparent characteristic of everything sensory, the true and ultimate reality, that of Ideas, is changeless and of the nature of Being. Aristotle achieved a compromise among all these notions and contended that, though Being, as the essence of things, is eternal in itself, nevertheless it manifests itself only in change, insofar as "ideas" or "forms" have no existence independent of, or transcendent to, the reality of things and minds. The medieval thinkers never revived the controversy as a whole, though at times they emphasized Being, as in Neo-Platonism, at times Becoming, as in Aristotelianism. With the rise of new interest in nature, beginning with F. Bacon, Hobbes and Locke, the problem grew once more in importance, especially to the rationalists, opponents of empiricism. Spinoza regarded change as a characteristic of modal existence and assumed in this connection a position distantly similar to that of Pinto. Hegel formed a new answer to the problem in declaring that nature, striving to exclude contradictions, has to "negate" them: Being and Non-Being are "moments" of the same cosmic process which, at its foundation, arises out of Being containing Non-Being within itself and leading, factually and logically, to their synthetic union in Becoming. -- R.B.W.

bergamot ::: n. --> A tree of the Orange family (Citrus bergamia), having a roundish or pear-shaped fruit, from the rind of which an essential oil of delicious odor is extracted, much prized as a perfume. Also, the fruit.
A variety of mint (Mentha aquatica, var. glabrata).
The essence or perfume made from the fruit.
A variety of pear.
A variety of snuff perfumed with bergamot.


essential ::: a. --> Belonging to the essence, or that which makes an object, or class of objects, what it is.
Hence, really existing; existent.
Important in the highest degree; indispensable to the attainment of an object; indispensably necessary.
Containing the essence or characteristic portion of a substance, as of a plant; highly rectified; pure; hence, unmixed; as, an essential oil.


essentiality ::: n. --> The quality of being essential; the essential part.

essential mukti ::: the liberation of the spirit, the "freedom of the soul" which is "an opening out of mortal limitation into the illimitable immortality of the Spirit".

essential trinity of Sachchidananda, ::: Existence, Consciousness, Bliss with self-awareness and self-force, Chit and Tapas, for double terms of Consciousness".

Bhasya: (Skr. speaking) Commentary. Bheda: (Skr. different, distinct) Non-identity, particularly in reference to any philosophy of dualism which recognizes the existence of two opposed principles or admits of a difference between the essentially human and the Absolute. -- K.F.L.

bhoga ::: enjoyment; a response to experience which "translates itself into joy and suffering" in the lower being, where it "is of a twofold kind, positive and negative", but in the higher being "it is an actively equal enjoyment of the divine delight in self-manifestation";(also called sama bhoga) the second stage of active / positive samata, reached when the rasagrahan.a or mental "seizing of the principle of delight" in all things takes "the form of a strong possessing enjoyment . . . which makes the whole life-being vibrate with it and accept and rejoice in it"; the second stage of bhukti, "enjoyment without desire" in the pran.a or vital being; (when priti is substituted for bhoga as the second stage of positive samata or bhukti) same as (sama) ananda, the third stage of positive samata or bhukti, the "perfect enjoyment of existence" that comes "when it is not things, but the Ananda of the spirit in things that forms the real, essential object of our enjoying and things only as form and symbol of the spirit, waves of the ocean of Ananda". bhoga h hasyam asyaṁ karmalips karmalipsa a samabh samabhava

bioplasm ::: n. --> A name suggested by Dr. Beale for the germinal matter supposed to be essential to the functions of all living beings; the material through which every form of life manifests itself; unaltered protoplasm.

blight ::: v. t. --> To affect with blight; to blast; to prevent the growth and fertility of.
Hence: To destroy the happiness of; to ruin; to mar essentially; to frustrate; as, to blight one&


Bliss ::: Ananda is the essential nature of bliss of the cosmic Consciousness.
   Ref: CWSA Vol. 25, Page: 101


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

blossom ::: n. --> The flower of a plant, or the essential organs of reproduction, with their appendages; florescence; bloom; the flowers of a plant, collectively; as, the blossoms and fruit of a tree; an apple tree in blossom.
A blooming period or stage of development; something lovely that gives rich promise.
The color of a horse that has white hairs intermixed with sorrel and bay hairs; -- otherwise called peach color.


bole ::: n. --> The trunk or stem of a tree, or that which is like it.
An aperture, with a wooden shutter, in the wall of a house, for giving, occasionally, air or light; also, a small closet.
A measure. See Boll, n., 2.
Any one of several varieties of friable earthy clay, usually colored more or less strongly red by oxide of iron, and used to color and adulterate various substances. It was formerly used in medicine. It is composed essentially of hydrous silicates of alumina, or more rarely


br.hat (ritam satyam brihat) ::: ordered truth, essential . taṁ satyam truth and vastness; same as satyam r.taṁ br.hat. rrtva

br.hat (satyam brihat) ::: true and vast; essential truth and wideness.

br.hat (satyam ritam brihat) ::: "consciousness of essential truth of being (satyam), of ordered truth of active being (r.tam) and the vast self-awareness (br.hat) in which alone this consciousness is possible"; these three terms express the nature of vijñana. [Cf. Atharva Veda 12.1.1, satyaṁ br.had r.tam]

(brihat satya; brihat satyam) ::: large essential truth.. br brhat hat satyam rrtam .

burette ::: n. --> An apparatus for delivering measured quantities of liquid or for measuring the quantity of liquid or gas received or discharged. It consists essentially of a graduated glass tube, usually furnished with a small aperture and stopcock.

"But the Titan will have nothing of all this; it is too great and subtle for his comprehension. His instincts call for a visible, tangible mastery and a sensational domination. How shall he feel sure of his empire unless he can feel something writhing helpless under his heel, — if in agony, so much the better? What is exploitation to him, unless it diminishes the exploited? To be able to coerce, exact, slay, overtly, irresistibly, — it is this that fills him with the sense of glory and dominion. For he is the son of division and the strong flowering of the Ego. To feel the comparative limitation of others is necessary to him that he may imagine himself immeasurable; for he has not the real, self-existent sense of infinity which no outward circumstance can abrogate. Contrast, division, negation of the wills and lives of others are essential to his self-development and self-assertion. The Titan would unify by devouring, not by harmonising; he must conquer and trample what is not himself either out of existence or into subservience so that his own image may stand out stamped upon all things and dominating all his environment.” Essays in Philosophy and Yoga

cabazite ::: n. --> A mineral occuring in glassy rhombohedral crystals, varying, in color from white to yellow or red. It is essentially a hydrous silicate of alumina and lime. Called also chabasie.

cacaine ::: n. --> The essential principle of cacao; -- now called theobromine.

carboxyl ::: n. --> The complex radical, CO.OH, regarded as the essential and characteristic constituent which all oxygen acids of carbon (as formic, acetic, benzoic acids, etc.) have in common; -- called also oxatyl.

carmine ::: n. --> A rich red or crimson color with a shade of purple.
A beautiful pigment, or a lake, of this color, prepared from cochineal, and used in miniature painting.
The essential coloring principle of cochineal, extracted as a purple-red amorphous mass. It is a glucoside and possesses acid properties; -- hence called also carminic acid.


cedrene ::: n. --> A rich aromatic oil, C15H24, extracted from oil of red cedar, and regarded as a polymeric terpene; also any one of a class of similar substances, as the essential oils of cloves, cubebs, juniper, etc., of which cedrene proper is the type.

celluloid ::: n. --> A substance composed essentially of gun cotton and camphor, and when pure resembling ivory in texture and color, but variously colored to imitate coral, tortoise shell, amber, malachite, etc. It is used in the manufacture of jewelry and many small articles, as combs, brushes, collars, and cuffs; -- originally called xylonite.

cellulose ::: a. --> Consisting of, or containing, cells. ::: n. --> The substance which constitutes the essential part of the solid framework of plants, of ordinary wood, linen, paper, etc. It is also found to a slight extent in certain animals, as the tunicates. It is a carbohydrate, (C6H10O5)n, isomeric with starch, and is

cenanthy ::: n. --> The absence or suppression of the essential organs (stamens and pistil) in a flower.

cetin ::: n. --> A white, waxy substance, forming the essential part of spermaceti.

Change, Philosophy of: (a) Any philosophical doctrine dealing with the subject of change, e.g., Aristotle's philosophy of change, (b) any philosophy which makes change an essential or pervasive character of reality, e.g., the philosophies of Heraclitus and Bergson. -- W.K.F.

Characterology: This name originally was used for types; thus in Aristotle and Theophrastus, and even much later, e.g. in La Bruyere. Gradually it came to signify something individual; a development paralleled by the replacement of "typical" figures on the stage by individualities. There is no agreement, even today, on the definition; confusion reigns especially because of an insufficient distinction between character, personality, and person. But all agree that character manifests itself in the behavior of a person. One can distinguish a merely descriptive approach, one of classification, and one of interpretation. The general viewpoints of interpretation influence also description and classification, since they determine what is considered "important" and lay down the rules by which to distinguish and to classify. One narrow interpretation looks at character mainly as the result of inborn properties, rooted in organic constitution; character is considered, therefore, as essentially unchangeable and predetermined. The attempts at establishing correlations between character and body-build (Kretschmer a.o.) are a special form of such narrow interpretation. It makes but little difference if, besides inborn properties, the influence of environmental factors is acknowledged. The rationalistic interpretation looks at character mainly as the result of convictions. These convictions are seen as purely intellectual in extreme rationalism (virtue is knowledge, Socrates), or as referring to the value-aspect of reality which is conceived as apprehended by other than merely intellectual operations. Thus, Spranger gives a classification according to the "central values" dominating a man's behavior. (Allport has devised practical methods of character study on this basis.) Since the idea a person has of values and their order may change, character is conceived as essentially mutable, even if far going changes may be unfrequent. Character-education is the practical application of the principles of characterology and thus depends on the general idea an author holds in regard to human nature. Character is probably best defined as the individual's way of preferring or rejecting values. It depends on the innate capacities of value-apprehension and on the way these values are presented to the individual. Therefore the enormous influence of social factors. -- R.A.

China. The traditional basic concepts of Chinese metaphysics are ideal. Heaven (T'ien), the spiritual and moral power of cosmic and social order, that distributes to each thing and person its alloted sphere of action, is theistically and personalistically conceived in the Shu Ching (Book of History) and the Shih Ching (Book of Poetry). It was probably also interpreted thus by Confucius and Mencius, assuredly so by Motze. Later it became identified with Fate or impersonal, immaterial cosmic power. Shang Ti (Lord on High) has remained through Chinese history a theistic concept. Tao, as cosmic principle, is an impersonal, immaterial World Ground. Mahayana Buddhism introduced into China an idealistic influence. Pure metaphysical idealism was taught by the Buddhist monk Hsuan Ch'uang. Important Buddhist and Taoist influences appear in Sung Confucianism (Ju Chia). a distinctly idealistic movement. Chou Tun I taught that matter, life and mind emerge from Wu Chi (Pure Being). Shao Yung espoused an essential objective idealism: the world is the content of an Universal Consciousness. The Brothers Ch'eng Hsao and Ch'eng I, together with Chu Hsi, distinguished two primordial principles, an active, moral, aesthetic, and rational Law (Li), and a passive ether stuff (Ch'i). Their emphasis upon Li is idealistic. Lu Chiu Yuan (Lu Hsiang Shan), their opponent, is interpreted both as a subjective idealist and as a realist with a stiong idealistic emphasis. Similarly interpreted is Wang Yang Ming of the Ming Dynasty, who stressed the splritual and moral principle (Li) behind nature and man.

Ch'in: Personal experience, or knowledge obtained through the contact of one's knowing faculty and the object to be known. (Neo-Mohists.) Parents. Kinship, as distinguished from the more remote relatives and strangers, such distinction being upheld by Confucians as essential to the social structure but severely attacked by the Mohists and Legalists as untenable in the face of the equality of men. Affection, love, which it is important for a ruler to have toward his people and for children toward parents. (Confucianism.)

Chit ::: Chit, the divine Consciousness, is not our mental selfawareness; that we shall find to be only a form, a lower and limited mode or movement. As we progress and awaken to the soul in us and things, we shall realise that there is a consciousness also in the plant, in the metal, in the atom, in electricity, in everything that belongs to physical nature; we shall find even that it is not really in all respects a lower or more limited mode than the mental, on the contrary it is in many "inanimate" forms more intense, rapid, poignant, though less evolved towards the surface. But this also, this consciousness of vital and physical Nature is, compared with Chit, a lower and th
   refore a limited form, mode and movement. These lower modes of consciousness are the conscious-stuff of inferior planes in one indivisible existence. In ourselves also there is in our subconscious being an action which is precisely that of the "inanimate" physical Nature whence has been constituted the basis of our physical being, another which is that of plantlife, and another which is that of the lower animal creation around us. All these are so much dominated and conditioned by the thinking and reasoning conscious-being in us that we have no real awareness of these lower planes; we are unable to perceive in their own terms what these parts of us are doing, and receive it very imperfectly in the terms and values of the thinking and reasoning mind. Still we know well enough that there is an animal in us as well as that which is characteristically human,—something which is a creature of conscious instinct and impulse, not
   reflective or rational, as well as that which turns back in thought and will on its experience, meets it from above with the light and force of a higher plane and to some degree controls, uses and modifies it. But the animal in man is only the head of our subhuman being; below it there is much that is also sub-animal and merely vital, much that acts by an instinct and impulse of which the constituting consciousness is withdrawn behind the surface. Below this sub-animal being, there is at a further depth the subvital. When we advance in that ultra-normal self-knowledge and experience which Yoga brings with it, we become aware that the body too has a consciousness of its own; it has habits, impulses, instincts, an inert yet effective will which differs from that of the rest of our being and can resist it and condition its effectiveness. Much of the struggle in our being is due to this composite existence and the interaction of these varied and heterogeneous planes on each other. For man here is the result of an evolution and contains in himself the whole of that evolution up from the merely physical and subvital conscious being to the mental creature which at the top he is. But this evolution is really a manifestation and just as we have in us these subnormal selves and subhuman planes, so are there in us above our mental being supernormal and superhuman planes. There Chit as the universal conscious-stuff of existence takes other poises, moves out in other modes, on other principles and by other faculties of action. There is above the mind, as the old Vedic sages discovered, a Truth-plane, a plane of self-luminous, self-effective Idea, which can be turned in light and force upon our mind, reason, sentiments, impulses, sensations and use and control them in the sense of the real Truth of things just as we turn our mental reason and will upon our sense-experience and animal nature to use and control them in the sense of our rational and moral perceptions. There is no seeking, but rather natural possession; no conflict or separation between will and reason, instinct and impulse, desire and experience, idea and reality, but all are in harmony, concomitant, mutually effective, unified in their origin, in their development and in their effectuation. But beyond this plane and attainable through it are others in which the very Chit itself becomes revealed, Chit the elemental origin and primal completeness of all this varied consciousness which is here used for various formation and experience. There will and knowledge and sensation and all the rest of our faculties, powers, modes of experience are not merely harmonious, concomitant, unified, but are one being of consciousness and power of consciousness. It is this Chit which modifies itself so as to become on the Truthplane the supermind, on the mental plane the mental reason, will, emotion, sensation, on the lower planes the vital or physical instincts, impulses, habits of an obscure force not in superficially conscious possession of itself. All is Chit because all is Sat; all is various movement of the original Consciousness because all is various movement of the original Being. When we find, see or know Chit, we find also that its essence is Ananda or delight of self-existence. To possess self is to possess self-bliss; not to possess self is to be in more or less obscure search of the delight of existence. Chit eternally possesses its self-bliss; and since Chit is the universal conscious-stuff of being, conscious universal being is also in possession of conscious self-bliss, master of the universal delight of existence. The Divine whether it manifests itself in All-Quality or in No-Quality, in Personality or Impersonality, in the One absorbing the Many or in the One manifesting its essential multiplicity, is always in possession of self-bliss and all-bliss because it is always Sachchidananda. For us also to know and possess our true Self in the essential and the universal is to discover the essential and the universal delight of existence, self-bliss and all-bliss. For the universal is only the pouring out of the essential existence, consciousness and delight; and wherever and in whatever form that manifests as existence, there the essential consciousness must be and th
   refore there must be an essential delight.
   Ref: CWSA Vol. 23-24, Page: 387 - 88 - 89


chloropal ::: n. --> A massive mineral, greenish in color, and opal-like in appearance. It is essentially a hydrous silicate of iron.

chrysarobin ::: n. --> A bitter, yellow substance forming the essential constituent of Goa powder, and yielding chrysophanic acid proper; hence formerly called also chrysphanic acid.

cidghana (chidghana) ::: the "dense light of essential consciousness" belonging to the vijñana or gnosis, "in which the intense fullness of the Ananda can be": "a dense luminous consciousness, . . . the seedstate of the divine consciousness in which are contained living and . concrete all the immutable principles of the divine being and all the inviolable truths of the divine conscious-idea and nature"; short for cidghanananda. cidghana ahaituka ananda

circumstantial ::: a. --> Consisting in, or pertaining to, circumstances or particular incidents.
Incidental; relating to, but not essential.
Abounding with circumstances; detailing or exhibiting all the circumstances; minute; particular. ::: n.


circumstantially ::: adv. --> In respect to circumstances; not essentially; accidentally.
In every circumstance or particular; minutely.


CIT. ::: The pure consciousness, as in Sai-Cit~Amnda. Creative sclf-consciencc ; the essential consciousness of the Spirit.

Claims: See prima facie duties. Clarification: (Ger. Klärung, Aufklärung) In Husserl: Synthesis of identification, in which the noematic sense is given less clearly in an earlier than in a later intending. The course of potential clarification is predelineated horizonally for every element of sense that is either intended emptily or experienced with less than optimal clarity. The horizonal experiencings in which "the same" would be given more clearly are explicable in phantasy. Thus, the essential dimensions and the range of indeterminacy of the object (and its essential possibility or impossibility) as intended can be grasped in evidence. This is clarification in the usual sense. On the other hand, potential experiencings of "the same" may be made actual rather than fictively actual (phantasied) -- in which case, the synthesis of clarification is a synthesis of fulfilment. See Fulfilment. -- D.C.

clay ::: 1. A natural earthy material that is plastic when wet, consisting essentially of hydrated silicates of aluminium: used for making bricks, pottery, etc. 2. The material which is said to form the human body. 3. The human body, esp. as opposed to the spirit. clay-kin.

coessential ::: a. --> Partaking of the same essence.

coessentiality ::: n. --> Participation of the same essence.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

vide Dhyāna.


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


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

Conjunction: See Logic, formal, § 1. Connexity: A dyadic relation R is cilled connected if, for every two different members x, y of its field, at least one of xRy, yRx holds. Connotation: The sum of the constitutive notes of the essence of a concept as it is in itself and not as it is for us. This logical property is thus measured by the sum of the notes of the concept, of the higher genera it implies, of the various essential attributes of its nature as such. This term is synonymous with intension and comprehension; yet, the distinctions between them have been the object of controversies. J. S. Mill identifies connotation with signification and meaning, and includes in it much less than under comprehension or intension. The connotation of a general term (singular terms except descriptions are non-connotative) is the aggregate of all the other general terms necessarily implied by it is an abstract possibility and apart from exemplification in the actual world. It cannot be determined by denotation because necessity does not always refer to singular facts. Logicians who adopt this view distinguish connotation from comprehension by including in the latter contingent characters which do not enter in the former. Comprehension is thus the intensional reference of the concept, or the reference to universals of both general and singular terms. The determination of the comprehension of a concept is helped by its denotation, considering that reference is made also to singular, contingent, or particular objects exhibiting certain characteristics. In short, the connotation of a concept is its intensional reference determined intensionally; while its comprehension is its intensional reference extensionally determined. It may be observed that such a distinction and the view that the connotation of a concept contains only the notes which serve to define it, involves the nominalist principle that a concept may be reduced to what we are actually and explicitely thinking about the several notes we use to define it. Thus the connotation of a concept is much poorer than its actual content. Though the value of the concept seems to be saved by the recognition of its comprehension, it may be argued that the artificial introduction into the comprehension of both necessary and contingent notes, that is of actual and potential characteristics, confuses and perverts the notion of connotation as a logical property of our ideas. See Intension. -- T.G.

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


Consequence: (Ger. Konsequenz) In Husserl: The relation of formal-analytic inclusion which obtains between certain noematic senses. Consequence: See Valid. Consequence-logic: (Ger. Konsequenzlogik) Consistency-logic (Logik der Widerspruchslosigkeit); pure apophantic analytics (in a strict sense); a level of pure formal logic in which the only thematic concepts of validity are consequence, inconsequence, and compatibility. Consequence-logic includes the essential content of traditional syllogistics and the disciplines making up formal-mathematical analysis. -- D.C.

constitutive ::: a. --> Tending or assisting to constitute or compose; elemental; essential.
Having power to enact, establish, or create; instituting; determining.


Constitutive: Of the essential nature; internal; component; inherent. Internal relations are constitutive because they are integral parts or elements of the natures which they relate, whereas external, non-constitutive relations may be altered without change in the essential natures of the related entities.

consubstantial ::: a. --> Of the same kind or nature; having the same substance or essence; coessential.

core ::: the central, innermost, or most essential part of something.

cosmoline ::: n. --> A substance obtained from the residues of the distillation of petroleum, essentially the same as vaseline, but of somewhat stiffer consistency, and consisting of a mixture of the higher paraffines; a kind of petroleum jelly.

coumarin ::: n. --> The concrete essence of the tonka bean, the fruit of Dipterix (formerly Coumarouna) odorata and consisting essentially of coumarin proper, which is a white crystalline substance, C9H6O2, of vanilla-like odor, regarded as an anhydride of coumaric acid, and used in flavoring. Coumarin in also made artificially.

crocidolite ::: n. --> A mineral occuring in silky fibers of a lavender blue color. It is related to hornblende and is essentially a silicate of iron and soda; -- called also blue asbestus. A silicified form, in which the fibers penetrating quartz are changed to oxide of iron, is the yellow brown tiger-eye of the jewelers.

cross ::: 1. A structure consisting essentially of an upright and a transverse piece, upon which persons were formerly put to a cruel and ignominious death by being nailed or otherwise fastened to it by their extremities. 2. A representation or delineation of a cross on any surface, varying in elaborateness from two lines crossing each other to an ornamental design painted, embroidered, carved, etc.; used as a sacred mark, symbol, badge, or the like. 3. A trouble, vexation, annoyance; misfortune, adversity; sometimes anything that thwarts or crosses. v. 4. To go or extend across; pass from one side of to the other: pass over. 5. To extend or pass through or over; intersect. 6. To encounter in passing. crosses, crossed, crossing.

daphnin ::: n. --> A dark green bitter resin extracted from the mezereon (Daphne mezereum) and regarded as the essential principle of the plant.
A white, crystalline, bitter substance, regarded as a glucoside, and extracted from Daphne mezereum and D. alpina.


define ::: 1. To explain or identify the nature or essential qualities of; describe. 2. To make clear the outline or form of.

Delight ::: Ananda is the essential nature of bliss of the cosmic consciousness and, in activity, its delight of self-creation and self-experience.
   Ref: CWSA Vol. 25, Page: 101


De Morgan, Augustus: (1806-1871) English mathematician and logician. Professor of mathematics at University College, London, 1828-1831, 1836-1866. His Formal Logic of 1847 contains some points of an algebra of logic essentially similar to that of Boole (q. v.), but the notation is less adequate than Boole's and the calculus is less fully worked out and applied. De Morgan, however, had the notion of logical sum for arbitrary classes -- whereas Boole contemplated addition only of classes having no members in common. De Morgan's laws (q. v.) -- as they are now known -- were also enunciated in this work. The treatment of the syllogism is original, but has since been susperseded, and does not constitute the author's real claim to remembrance as a logician. (The famous controversy with Sir William Hamilton over the latter's charge of plagiarism in connection with this treatment of the syllogism may therefore be dismissed as not of present interest.)

description ::: n. --> The act of describing; a delineation by marks or signs.
A sketch or account of anything in words; a portraiture or representation in language; an enumeration of the essential qualities of a thing or species.
A class to which a certain representation is applicable; kind; sort.


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

diabase ::: n. --> A basic, dark-colored, holocrystalline, igneous rock, consisting essentially of a triclinic feldspar and pyroxene with magnetic iron; -- often limited to rocks pretertiary in age. It includes part of what was early called greenstone.

diachylum ::: n. --> A plaster originally composed of the juices of several plants (whence its name), but now made of an oxide of lead and oil, and consisting essentially of glycerin mixed with lead salts of the fat acids.

digitain ::: n. --> Any one of several extracts of foxglove (Digitalis), as the "French extract," the "German extract," etc., which differ among themselves in composition and properties.
A supposedly distinct vegetable principle as the essential ingredient of the extracts. It is a white, crystalline substance, and is regarded as a glucoside.


diorite ::: n. --> An igneous, crystalline in structure, consisting essentially of a triclinic feldspar and hornblende. It includes part of what was called greenstone.

Divine. A feeling abo means a perception of something felt — a perception in the vital or psychic or in the essential substance of the consciousness.

Divine Presence ::: 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 farther qualification or description. Thus of the "ineffable Presence"20 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.
   Ref: CWSA Vol. 35, Page: 106


dolerite ::: n. --> A dark-colored, basic, igneous rock, composed essentially of pyroxene and a triclinic feldspar with magnetic iron. By many authors it is considered equivalent to a coarse-grained basalt.

draconin ::: n. --> A red resin forming the essential basis of dragon&

Drawing: Essential element of painting, sculpture and architecture. The Florentine Renaissance and all classical epochs in general considered drawing the basis of the aforesaid arts which were called the arts of drawing. -- L.V.

dualin ::: n. --> An explosive substance consisting essentially of sawdust or wood pulp, saturated with nitroglycerin and other similar nitro compounds. It is inferior to dynamite, and is more liable to explosion.

element ::: n. --> One of the simplest or essential parts or principles of which anything consists, or upon which the constitution or fundamental powers of anything are based.
One of the ultimate, undecomposable constituents of any kind of matter. Specifically: (Chem.) A substance which cannot be decomposed into different kinds of matter by any means at present employed; as, the elements of water are oxygen and hydrogen.
One of the ultimate parts which are variously combined in


epiphany ::: 1. An appearance or manifestation, esp. of a deity. 2. A sudden intuitive perception of or insight into the reality or essential meaning of something. epiphanies.

esentially ::: adv. --> In an essential manner or degree; in an indispensable degree; really; as, essentially different.

esentialness ::: n. --> Essentiality.

esential ::: n. --> Existence; being.
That which is essential; first or constituent principle; as, the essentials or religion.


Essence, (Scholastic): The essence of a thing is its nature considered independently of its existence. Also non-existent things and those which cannot exist at all have a proper essence. The definition details all properties making up the essence. It is doubtful whether we can give of a ny thing a truly essential definition with the one exception of man: man is a rational animal. Most of the definitions have to be content with naming accidental features, because we do not attain a direct knowledge of substances. Synonymously the term "quiddity" is used. The essence implies, in the case of corporeal beings, matter, but not as actually contained, since the essence is individualized by prime matter. But it is of the essence of material things to be material. Thus, Essence is not "form" properly speaking. See Distinction, Form, Individuation, Matter. -- R.A.

Essential Coordination: Term employed bv R. Avenarius (Kritik der reinen Erfahrung, 1888) to designate the essential solidarity existing between the knowing subject and the object of knowledge. The theory of "essential coordination" is contrasted by Avenarius with the allegedly false theory of introjection (q.v.). -- L.W.

Essentially, Yoga is a generic name for the processes and the result of processes by which we transcend or shred off our present modes of being and rise to a new, a higher, a wider mode of consciousness which is not that of the ordinary animal and intellectual man. Yoga is the exchange of an egoistic for a universal or cosmic consciousness lifted towards or informed by the supra-cosmic, transcendent Unnameable who is the source and support of all things. Yoga is the passage of the human thinking animal towards the God-consciousness from which he has descended.
   Ref: CWSA Vol. 13, Page: 119


Esthetic: See Aesthetic. Eternal object: A. N. Whitehead's term essentially synonymous with Plato's "Idea" or Aristotle's "form"; a potential form determining and limiting the qualitative characteristics of actuality, a universal attributed to reality -- R.B.W.

eternity ::: “The timeless Spirit is not necessarily a blank; it may hold all in itself, but in essence, without reference to time or form or relation or circumstance, perhaps in an eternal unity. Eternity is the common term between Time and the Timeless Spirit. What is in the Timeless unmanifested, implied, essential, appears in Time in movement, or at least in design and relation, in result and circumstance. These two then are the same Eternity or the same Eternal in a double status; they are a twofold status of being and consciousness, one an eternity of immobile status, the other an eternity of motion in status.” The Life Divine

(e) The problem of the A PRIORI, though the especial concern of the rationalist, confronts the empiricist also since few epistemologists are prepared to exclude the a priori entirely from their accounts of knowledge. The problem is that of isolating the a priori or non-empirical elements in knowledge and accounting for them in terms of the human reason. Three principal theories of the a priori have been advanced: the theory of the intrinsic A PRIORI which asserts that the basic principles of logic, mathematics, natural sciences and philosophy are self-evident truths recognizable by such intrinsic traits as clarity and distinctness of ideas. The intrinsic theory received its definitive modern expression in the theory of "innate ideas" (q.v.) of Herbert of Cherbury, Descartes, and 17th century rationalism. The presuppositional theory of the a priori which validates a priori truths by demonstrating that they are presupposed either by their attempted denial (Leibniz) or by the very possibility of experience (Kant). The postulational theory of the A PRIORI elaborated under the influence of recent postulational techniques in mathematics, interprets a priori principles as rules or postulates arbitrarily posited in the construction of formal deductive systems. See Postulate; Posit. (f) The problem of differentiating the principal kinds of knowledge is an essential task especially for an empirical epistemology. Perhaps the most elementary epistemological distinction is between non-inferential apprehension of objects by perception, memory, etc. (see Knowledge by Acquaintance), and inferential knowledge of things with which the knowing subject has no direct apprehension. See Knowledge by Description. Acquaintance in turn assumes two principal forms: perception or acquaintance with external objects (see Perception), and introspection or the subject's acquaintance with the "self" and its cognitive, volitional and affective states. See Introspection; Reflection. Inferential knowledge includes knowledge of other selves (this is not to deny that knowledge of other minds may at times be immediate and non-inferential), historical knowledge, including not only history in the narrower sense but also astronomical, biological, anthropological and archaeological and even cosmological reconstructions of the past and finally scientific knowledge in so far as it involves inference and construction from observational data.

ethyl ::: n. --> A monatomic, hydrocarbon radical, C2H5 of the paraffin series, forming the essential radical of ethane, and of common alcohol and ether.

Eucken, Rudolf: (1846-1926) Being a writer of wide popularity, winner of the Nobel Prize for literature in 1908, Eucken defends a spiritualistic-idealistic metaphysics against materialistic naturalism, positivism and mechanism. Spiritual life, not being an oppositionless experience, is a struggle, a self-asserting action by resistance, a matter of great alternatives, either-ors between the natural and the spiritual, a matter of vital choice. Thus all significant oppositions are, within spiritual life itself, at once created and overcome. Immanence and transcendence, personalism and absolutism are the two native spiritual oppositions that agitate Eucken's system. Reconciliation between the vital dualities therefore depends not on mere intellectual insight, but on personal effort, courageous, heroic, militant and devoted action. He handles the basic oppositions of experience in harmony with the activist tenor of liberal Protestantism. Eucken sought to replace the prevailing intellectualistic idealism by an activistic idealism, founded on a comprehensive and historical consideration of culture at large. He sought to interpret the spiritual content of historical movements. He conceived of historical facts as being so many systematized wholes of life, for which he coined the term syntagma. His distinctive historical method consists of the reductive and the noological aspects. The former considers the parts directly in relation to an inward whole. The latter is an inner dialectic and immanent criticism of the inward principles of great minds, embracing the cosmologicnl and psychological ways of philosophical construction and transcending by the concept of spiritual life the opposition of the world and the individual soul. Preaching the need of a cultural renewal, not a few of his popularized ideas found their more articulated form in the philosophical sociology of his most eminent pupil, Max Scheler, in the cultural psychology of both Spranger and Spengler. His philosophy is essentially a call to arms against the deadening influences of modern life. -- H.H.

“Every man is knowingly or unknowingly the instrument of a universal Power and, apart from the inner Presence, there is no such essential difference between one action and another, one kind of instrumentation and another as would warrant the folly of an egoistic pride. The difference between knowledge and ignorance is a grace of the Spirit; the breath of divine Power blows where it lists and fills today one and tomorrow another with the word or the puissance. If the potter shapes one pot more perfectly than another, the merit lies not in the vessel but the maker. The attitude of our mind must not be ‘This is my strength’ or ‘Behold God’s power in me’, but rather ‘A Divine Power works in this mind and body and it is the same that works in all men and in the animal, in the plant and in the metal, in conscious and living things and in things apparently inconscient and inanimate.’” The Synthesis of Yoga

[Existence-Consciousness-Bliss]God is Sachchidananda. He manifests Himself as infinite existence of which the essentiality is consciousness, of which again the essentiality is bliss, is self-delight. Delight cognising variety of itself, seeking its own variety, as it were, becomes the universe.
   Ref: CWSA Vol. 17, Page: 41-42


Experimental Psychology: (1) Experimental psychology in the widest sense is the application to psychology of the experimental methods evolved by the natural sciences. In this sense virtually the whole of contemporary psychology is experimental. The experimental method consists essentially in the prearrangement and control of conditions in such a way as to isolate specific variables. In psychology, the complexity of subject matter is such that direct isolation of variables is impossible and various indirect methods are resorted to. Thus an experiment will be repeated on the same subjects with all conditions remaining constant except the one variable whose influence is being tested and which is varied systematically by the experimenter. This procedure yields control data within a single group of subjects. If repetition of the experiment with the same group introduces additional uncontrolled variables, an equated control group is employed. Systematic rotation of variables among several groups of subjects may also be resorted to. In general, however, psychologists have designed their experiments in accordance with what has frequently been called the "principle of the one variable."

external ::: a. --> Outward; exterior; relating to the outside, as of a body; being without; acting from without; -- opposed to internal; as, the external form or surface of a body.

Outside of or separate from ourselves; (Metaph.) separate from the perceiving mind.
Outwardly perceptible; visible; physical or corporeal, as distinguished from mental or moral.
Not intrinsic nor essential; accidental; accompanying;


extraneous ::: a. --> Not belonging to, or dependent upon, a thing; without or beyond a thing; not essential or intrinsic; foreign; as, to separate gold from extraneous matter.

extrinsic ::: a. --> Not contained in or belonging to a body; external; outward; unessential; -- opposed to intrinsic.
Attached partly to an organ or limb and partly to some other part/ -- said of certain groups of muscles. Opposed to intrinsic.


Factual: See Meaning, Kinds of, 2. Faculty: (Scholastic) Medieval psychology distinguishes several faculties of the soul which are said to be really distinct from each other and from the substance of the soul. According to Aquinas the distinction is based on objects and operations. The faculties are conceived as accidents of the soul's substance, but as pertaining essentially to its nature, therefore "proper accidents". The soul operates by means of the faculties. Much misunderstood and deteriorated, this theory remained alive until recent times and is still maintained, in its original and pure form, by Neo-Scholasticism. A certain rapprochement to the older notion may he observed in the modern theory of "general factors". Most of the criticisms directed against the faculty-psychology are based on modern experimental and nominalistic approaches. The faculties listed by Aquinas are: The sensory faculties, which to operate need a bodily organ;   The external senses,   The internal senses, sensus communis, memory, imagination, vis aestimativa (in animals) or cogitativa (in man),   The sensory appetites, subdivided in the concupiscible appetite aiming at the attainable good or fleeing the avoidable evil, the irascible appetite related to good and evil whose attainment or avoidance encounters obstacles. The vegetative faculties, comprising the achievements of nutrition, growth and procreation. While the sensory appetites are common sto man and animals, the vegetative are observed also in plants. The locomotive faculty, characteristic of animals and, therefore, also of man. The rational faculties, found with man alone;   Intellect, whose proper object is the universal nature of things and whose achievements are abstraction, reasoning, judging, syllogistic thought,   Rational Will, directed towards the good as such and relying in its operation on particulars on the co-operation of the appetites, just as intellect needs for the formation of its abstract notions the phantasm, derived from sense impressions and presented to the intellect by imagination. The vis cogitativa forms a link between rational universal will and particular strivings; it is therefore also called ratio particularis.   Ch. A. Hart, The Thomisttc Theory of Mental Faculties, Washington, D. C, 1930. -- R.A.

felsite ::: n. --> A finegrained rock, flintlike in fracture, consisting essentially of orthoclase feldspar with occasional grains of quartz.

fergusonite ::: n. --> A mineral of a brownish black color, essentially a tantalo-niobate of yttrium, erbium, and cerium; -- so called after Robert Ferguson.

Feuerbach. Ludwig Andreas: (1804-1872) Was one of the earliest thinkers manifesting the trend toward the German materialism of the 19th century. Like so many other thinkers of that period, he started with the acceptance of Hegel's objective idealism, but soon he attempted to resolve the opposition of spiritualism and materialism. His main contributions lay in the field of the philosophy of religion interpreted by him as "the dream of the human spirit" essentially an earthly dream. He publicly acknowledged his utter disbelief in immortality, which act did not fail to provoke the ire of the authorities and terminated his academic career.

First Mover: See Prime Mover. First Philosophy: (Gr. prote philosophia) The name given by Aristotle (1) to the study of the principles, first causes and essential attributes of being as such; and (2) more particularly to the study of transcendent immutable i being; theology. -- G.R.M.

fisetin ::: n. --> A yellow crystalline substance extracted from fustet, and regarded as its essential coloring principle; -- called also fisetic acid.

flint glass ::: --> A soft, heavy, brilliant glass, consisting essentially of a silicate of lead and potassium. It is used for tableware, and for optical instruments, as prisms, its density giving a high degree of dispersive power; -- so called, because formerly the silica was obtained from pulverized flints. Called also crystal glass. Cf. Glass.

flower ::: n. --> In the popular sense, the bloom or blossom of a plant; the showy portion, usually of a different color, shape, and texture from the foliage.
That part of a plant destined to produce seed, and hence including one or both of the sexual organs; an organ or combination of the organs of reproduction, whether inclosed by a circle of foliar parts or not. A complete flower consists of two essential parts, the stamens and the pistil, and two floral envelopes, the corolla and


FORCE. ::: Force is the essential Shakli ; Energy is the work- ing drive of the Force, its active dynamism ; Power is the capa- city born of the Force ; Strength is energy consolidated and stored in the adhdra.

". . . Force is inherent in Existence. Shiva and Kali, Brahman and Shakti are one and not two who are separable. Force inherent in existence may be at rest or it may be in motion, but when it is at rest, it exists none the less and is not abolished, diminished or in any way essentially altered.” The Life Divine

“… Force is inherent in Existence. Shiva and Kali, Brahman and Shakti are one and not two who are separable. Force inherent in existence may be at rest or it may be in motion, but when it is at rest, it exists none the less and is not abolished, diminished or in any way essentially altered.” The Life Divine

"Force is the essential Shakti; Energy is the working drive of the Force, its active dynamism; Power is the capacity born of the Force; . . . .” Letters on Yoga

“Force is the essential Shakti; Energy is the working drive of the Force, its active dynamism; Power is the capacity born of the Force; …” Letters on Yoga

formally ::: adv. --> In a formal manner; essentially; characteristically; expressly; regularly; ceremoniously; precisely.

formyl ::: n. --> A univalent radical, H.C:O, regarded as the essential residue of formic acid and aldehyde.
Formerly, the radical methyl, CH3.


" . . . for there is only one thing essential, needful, indispensable, to grow conscious of the Divine Reality and live in it and live it always.” Letters on Yoga

“… for there is only one thing essential, needful, indispensable, to grow conscious of the Divine Reality and live in it and live it always.” Letters on Yoga

Four, the ::: same as the fourfold isvara; the four Vedic gods (Varun.a,Four Mitra, Aryaman and Bhaga) who "build up the whole divine state into its perfection by the natural interaction of its four essential elements", the four gods representing respectively "the all-pervading purity" of sat (Varun.a), "the all-uniting light" of cit (Mitra), "the movement and all-discerning force" of tapas (Aryaman) and "the allembracing joy" of ananda (Bhaga), thus being "practically the later

Frege, (Friedrich Ludwig) Gottlob, 1848-1925, German mathematician and logician. Professor of mathematics at the University of Jena, 1879-1918. Largely unknown to, or misunderstood by, his contemporaries, he is now regarded by many as "beyond question the greatest logician of the Nineteenth Century" (quotation from Tarski). He must be regarded -- after Boole (q. v.) -- as the second founder of symbolic logic, the essential steps in the passage from the algebra of logic to the logistic method (see the article Logistic system) having been taken in his Begriffsschrift of 1879. In this work there appear tor the first time the propositional calculus in substantially its modern form, the notion of propositional function, the use of quantifiers, the explicit statement of primitive rules of inference, the notion of an hereditary property and the logical analysis of proof by mathematical induction or recursion (q. v.). This last is perhaps the most important element in the definition of an inductive cardinal number (q.v.) and provided the basis for Frege's derivation of arithmetic from logic in his Grundlagen der Anthmetik (1884) and Grundgesetze der Arithmetik, vol. 1 (1893), and vol. 2 (1903). The first volume of Grundgesetze der Arithmetik is the culmination of Frege's work, and we find here many important further ideas. In particular, there is a careful distinction between using a formula to express something else and naming a formula in order to make a syntactical statement about it, quotation marks being used in order to distinguish the name of a formula from the formula itself. In an appendix to the second volume of Grundgesetze , Frege acknowledges the presence of an inconsistency in his system through what is now known as the Russel paradox (see Paradoxes , logical), as had been called to his attention by Russell when the book was nearly through the press. -- A.C.

“From our ascending point of view we may say that the Real is behind all that exists; it expresses itself intermediately in an Ideal which is a harmonised truth of itself; the Ideal throws out a phenomenal reality of variable conscious-being which, inevitably drawn towards its own essential Reality, tries at last to recover it entirely whether by a violent leap or normally through the Ideal which put it forth. It is this that explains the imperfect reality of human existence as seen by the Mind, the instinctive aspiration in the mental being towards a perfectibility ever beyond itself, towards the concealed harmony of the Ideal, and the supreme surge of the spirit beyond the ideal to the transcendental.” The Life Divine

fundamental ::: a. --> Pertaining to the foundation or basis; serving for the foundation. Hence: Essential, as an element, principle, or law; important; original; elementary; as, a fundamental truth; a fundamental axiom. ::: n. --> A leading or primary principle, rule, law, or article,

fundamentally ::: adv. --> Primarily; originally; essentially; radically; at the foundation; in origin or constituents.

galipot ::: n. --> An impure resin of turpentine, hardened on the outside of pine trees by the spontaneous evaporation of its essential oil. When purified, it is called yellow pitch, white pitch, or Burgundy pitch.

gandhadr.s.t.i (gandhadrishti) ::: the perception of odours imperceptible gandhadrsti to the ordinary physical sense; a subtle sense (sūks.ma indriya), "the essential inhalation grossly represented in physical substance by the sense of smell", one of the faculties of vis.ayadr.s.t.i.

garancin ::: n. --> An extract of madder by sulphuric acid. It consists essentially of alizarin.

geld ::: n. --> Money; tribute; compensation; ransom. ::: v. t. --> To castrate; to emasculate.
To deprive of anything essential.
To deprive of anything exceptionable; as, to geld a book, or a story; to expurgate.


Given a formula A containing a free variable, say x, the process of forming a corresponding monadic function (q.v.) -- defined by the rule that the value of the function for an argument b is that which A denotes if the variable x is taken as denoting b -- is also called abstraction, or functional abstraction. In this sense, abstraction is an operation upon a formula A yielding a function, and is relative to a particular system of interpretation for the notations appearing in the formula, and to a particular variable, as x. The requirement that A shall contain x as a free variable is not essential: when A does not contain x as a free variable, the function obtained by abstraction relative to x may be taken to be the function whose value, the same for all arguments, is denoted by A.

glyceryl ::: n. --> A compound radical, C3H5, regarded as the essential radical of glycerin. It is metameric with allyl. Called also propenyl.

glycolyl ::: n. --> A divalent, compound radical, CO.CH2, regarded as the essential radical of glycolic acid, and a large series of related compounds.

Gödel, Kurt, 1906-, Austrian mathematician and logician -- educated at Vienna, and now located (1941) at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, N. J. -- is best known for his important incompleteness theorem, the closely related theorem on the impossibility (under certain circumstances) of formalizing a consistency proof for a logistic system within that system, and the essentially simple but far-reaching device of arithmetization of syntax which is emploved in the proof of these theorems (see Logic, formal, § 6). Also of importance are his proof of the completeness of the functional calculus of first order (see Logic, formal, § 3), and his recent work on the consistency of the axiom of choice (q. v.) and of Cantor's continuum hypothesis. -- A.C.

Godhead: In general, the state of being a god, godhood, godness, divinity, deity. More strictly, the essential nature of God, especially the triune God, one in three Persons. -- J.J.R.

gratiolin ::: n. --> One of the essential principles of the hedge hyssop (Gratiola officinalis).

grenadine ::: n. --> A thin gauzelike fabric of silk or wool, for women&

groundwork ::: n. --> That which forms the foundation or support of anything; the basis; the essential or fundamental part; first principle.

gummite ::: n. --> A yellow amorphous mineral, essentially a hydrated oxide of uranium derived from the alteration of uraninite.

Guru is the channel or the representative or the manifestation of the Divine, according to (be measure of his personality or his attainment ; but whatever he is, it is to the Divine that one opens in opening to him ; and if something is determined by the power of the channel, more is determined by the inherent and intrinsic attitude of the lecciving consciousness, an element that comes out in the surface mind as simple trust or direct uncondi- tional self-giving, and once that is there, the essential things can be gained even from one who seems to others than the disciple an inferior spiritual source, and the rest will grow up in the sadhaka of itself by the Grace of the Divine, even if the human being in the Guru cannot it.

gyrostat ::: n. --> A modification of the gyroscope, consisting essentially of a fly wheel fixed inside a rigid case to which is attached a thin flange of metal for supporting the instrument. It is used in studying the dynamics of rotating bodies.

Haeckel, Ernst Heinrich: (1834-1919) Was a German biologist whose early espousal of Darwinism led him to found upon the evolutionary hypothesis a thoroughgoing materialistic monism which he advanced in his numerous writings particularly in his popular The Riddle of the Universe. Believing in the essential unity of the organic and the inorganic, he was opposed to revealed religions and their ideals of God, freedom and immortality and offered a monistic religion of nature based on the true, the good and the beautiful. See Darwin, Evolutionism, Monism. -- L.E.D.

. hat (satya brihat) ::: essential truth and wideness. satyadarsanam

He is in his essential nature a mental being encased in body and enmeshed in the life activities, manu, manomaya purusa. He is more than a thinking, willing and feeling result of the mechanism of the physical or an understanding nexus of the vital forces.
   Ref: CWSA Vol. 13, Page: 398


helleborin ::: n. --> A poisonous glucoside found in several species of hellebore, and extracted as a white crystalline substance with a sharp tingling taste. It possesses the essential virtues of the plant; -- called also elleborin.

hepar ::: n. --> Liver of sulphur; a substance of a liver-brown color, sometimes used in medicine. It is formed by fusing sulphur with carbonates of the alkalies (esp. potassium), and consists essentially of alkaline sulphides. Called also hepar sulphuris (/).
Any substance resembling hepar proper, in appearance; specifically, in homeopathy, calcium sulphide, called also hepar sulphuris calcareum (/).


heptyl ::: n. --> A compound radical, C7H15, regarded as the essential radical of heptane and a related series of compounds.

hesperornis ::: n. --> A genus of large, extinct, wingless birds from the Cretaceous deposits of Kansas, belonging to the Odontornithes. They had teeth, and were essentially carnivorous swimming ostriches. Several species are known. See Illust. in Append.

heteroousian ::: a. --> Having different essential qualities; of a different nature. ::: n. --> One of those Arians who held that the Son was of a different substance from the Father.

hexdecyl ::: n. --> The essential radical, C16H33, of hecdecane.

hexyl ::: n. --> A compound radical, C6H13, regarded as the essential residue of hexane, and a related series of compounds.

Higher Mind ::: I mean by the Higher Mind a first plane of spiritual [consciousness] where one becomes constantly and closely aware of the Self, the One everywhere and knows and sees things habitually with that awareness; but it is still very much on the mindlevel although highly spiritual in its essential substance; and its instrumentation is through an elevated thought-power and comprehensive mental sight—not illumined by any of the intenser upper lights but as if in a large strong and clear daylight. It acts as an intermediate state between the Truth-Light above and the human mind; communicating the higher knowledge in a form that the Mind intensified, broadened, made spiritually supple, can receive without being blinded or dazzled by a Truth beyond it.Our first decisive step out of our human intelligence, our normal mentality, is an ascent into a higher Mind, a mind no longer of mingled light and obscurity or half-light, but a large clarity of the spirit. Its basic substance is a unitarian sense of being with a powerful multiple dynamisation capable of the formation of a multitude of aspects of knowledge, ways of action, forms and significances of becoming, of all of which there is a spontaneous inherent knowledge. It is th
   refore a power that has proceeded from the Overmind,—but with the Supermind as its ulterior origin,—as all these greater powers have proceeded: but its special character, its activity of consciousness are dominated by Thought; it is a luminous thought-mind, a mind of spirit-born conceptual knowledge.
   Ref: CWSA Vol. 27, 21-22 Page: 20, 974


Huda ::: Guidance; enabling the comprehension of one’s essential reality.

ideal tapas ::: tapas in the ideality, "working by the swabhava" (essential nature of things), same as vijñanamaya tapas.

..if we suppose the unity to be unbroken, we then arrive at the existence of consciousness in all forms of the Force which is at work in the world. Even if there be no conscient or superconscient Purusha inhabiting all forms, yet is there in those forms a conscious force of being of which even their outer parts overtly or inertly partake. Necessarily, in such a view, the word consciousness changes its meaning. It is no longer synonymous with mentality but indicates a self-aware force of existence of which mentality is a middle term; below mentality it sinks into vital and material movements which are for us subconscient; above, it rises into the supramental which is for us the superconscient. But in all it is one and the same thing organising itself differently. This is, once more, the Indian conception of Chit which, as energy, creates the worlds. Essentially, we arrive at that unity which materialistic Science perceives from the other end when it asserts that Mind cannot be another force than Matter, but must be merely development and outcome of material energy. Indian thought at its deepest affirms on the other hand that Mind and Matter are rather different grades of the same energy, different organisations of one conscious Force of Existence.
   Ref: CWSA Vol. 21-22, Page: 95-96 ::: The essence of consciousness is the power to be aware of itself and its objects, and in its true nature this power must be direct, self-fulfilled and complete: if it is in us indirect, incomplete, unfulfilled in its workings, dependent on constructed instruments, it is because consciousness here is emerging from an original veiling Inconscience and is yet burdened and enveloped with the first Nescience proper to the Inconscient.
   Ref: CWSA Vol. 21-22, Page: 1053


imitation ::: n. --> The act of imitating.
That which is made or produced as a copy; that which is made to resemble something else, whether for laudable or for fraudulent purposes; likeness; resemblance.
One of the principal means of securing unity and consistency in polyphonic composition; the repetition of essentially the same melodic theme, phrase, or motive, on different degrees of pitch, by one or more of the other parts of voises. Cf. Canon.


Immediate past. A greater readiness of essential doubt and sceptical reserve ; a habit of mental activity as a necessity of the nature which makes it more difScuIt to achiere a complete mental silence ; a stronger turn towards outside things bom of the plenitude of active life ; a habit of mental and vital self- assertion and sometimes an aggressively vigUant independence which renders difficult any completeness of internal surrender even to a greater Ught and Knowledge, even to the dirine influ- ence — these are frequent obstacles.

immersionist ::: n. --> One who holds the doctrine that immersion is essential to Christian baptism.

imperfect ::: a. --> Not perfect; not complete in all its parts; wanting a part; deective; deficient.
Wanting in some elementary organ that is essential to successful or normal activity.
Not fulfilling its design; not realizing an ideal; not conformed to a standard or rule; not satisfying the taste or conscience; esthetically or morally defective.


Impersonalistic Idealism identifies ontological reality essentially with non-conscious spiritual principle, unconscious psychic agency, pure thought, impersonal or "pure" consciousness, pure Ego, subconscious Will, impersonal logical Mind, etc. Personalistic Idealism characterizes concrete reality as personal selfhood, i.e., as possessing self-consciousness. With respect to the relation of the Absolute or World-Ground (s.) to finite selves or centers of consciousness, varying degrees of unity or separateness are posited. The extreme doctrines are radical monism and radical pluralism. Monistic Idealism (pantheistic Idealism) teaches that the finite self is a part, mode, aspect, moment, appearance or projection of the One. Pluralistic Idealism defends both the inner privacy of the finite self and its relative freedom from direct or causal dependence upon the One. With respect to Cosmology, pure idealism is either subjective or objective. Subjective Idealism (acosmism) holds that Nature is merely the projection of the finite mind, and has no external, real existence. (The term "Subjective Idealism" is also used for the view that the ontologically real consists of subjects, i.e., possessors of experience.) Objective Idealism identifies an externally real Nature with the thought or activity of the World Mind, (In Germany the term "Objective Idealism" is commonly identified with the view that finite minds are parts -- modes, moments, projections. appearances, members -- of the Absolute Mind.) Epistemological Idealism derives metaphysical idealism from the identificition of objects with ideas. In its nominalistic form the claim is made that "To be is to be perceived." From the standpoint of rationalism it is argued that there can be no Object without a Subject. Subjects, relations, sensations, and feelings are mental; and since no other type of analogy remains by which to characterize a non-mental thing-in-itself, pure idealism follows as the only possible view of Being.

In Aristotelian logic, whatever term can be predicated of, without being essential or peculiar to the subject (q.v.). Logical or predicable (q.v.) -- opposed to property (q.v.) -- is that quality which adheres to a subject in such a manner that it neither constitutes its essence nor necessarily flows from its essence; as, a man is white or learned.

In articles herein by the present writer, the notation λx[A] will be employed for the function obtained from A by abstraction relative to (or, as we may also say, with respect to) x. Russell, and Whitehead and Russell in Principia Mathematica, employ for this purpose the formula A with a circumflex ˆ placed over each (free) occurrence of x -- but only for propositional functions. Frege (1893) uses a Greek vowel, say ε, as the variable relative to which abstraction is made, and employs the notation ε(A) to denote what is essentially the function in extension (the "Werthverlauf" in his terminology) obtained from A by abstraction relative to ε.

inessential ::: a. --> Having no essence or being.
Not essential; unessential.


India. Intimations of advanced theism, both in a deistic and immanentistic form, are to be found in the Rig Veda. The early Upanishads in general teach variously realistic deism, immanent theism, and, more characteristically, mystical, impersonal idealism, according to which the World Ground (brahman) is identified with the universal soul (atman) which is the inner or essential self within each individual person. The Bhagavad Gita, while mixing pantheism, immanent theism, and deism, inclines towards a personahstic idealism and a corresponding ethics of bhakti (selfless devotion). Jainism is atheistic dualism, with a personalistic recognition of the reality of souls. Many of the schools of Buddhism (see Buddhism) teach idealistic doctrines. Thus a monistic immaterialism and subjectivism (the Absolute is pure consciousness) was expounded by Maitreya, Asanga, and Vasubandhu. The Lankavatarasutra combined monistic, immaterialistic idealism with non-absolutistic nihilism. Subjectivistic, phenomenalistic idealism (the view that there is neither absolute Pure Consciousness nor substantial souls) was taught by the Buddhists Santaraksita and Kamalasila. Examples of modern Vedantic idealism are the Yogavasistha (subjective monistic idealism) and the monistic spiritualism of Gaudapada (duality and plurality are illusion). The most influential Vedantic system is the monistic spiritualism of Sankara. The Absolute is pure indeterminate Being, which can only be described as pure consciousness or bliss. For the different Vedantic doctrines see Vedanta and the references there. Vedantic idealism, whether in its monistic and impersonalistic form, or in that of a more personalistic theism, is the dominant type of metaphysics in modern India. Idealism is also pronounced in the reviving doctrines of Shivaism (which see).

indogen ::: n. --> A complex, nitrogenous radical, C8H5NO, regarded as the essential nucleus of indigo.

ingrain ::: a. --> Dyed with grain, or kermes.
Dyed before manufacture, -- said of the material of a textile fabric; hence, in general, thoroughly inwrought; forming an essential part of the substance. ::: n. --> An ingrain fabric, as a carpet.


inherency ::: n. --> The state of inhering; permanent existence in something; innateness; inseparable and essential connection.

In its nature and law the Overmind is a delegate of the Supermind Consciousness, its delegate to the Ignorance. Or we might speak of it as a protective double, a screen of dissimilar similarity through which Supermind can act indirectly on an Ignorance whose darkness could not bear or receive the direct impact of a supreme Light. Even, it is by the projection of this luminous Overmind corona that the diffusion of a diminished light in the Ignorance and the throwing of that contrary shadow which swallows up in itself all light, the Inconscience, became at all possible. For Supermind transmits to Overmind all its realities, but leaves it to formulate them in a movement and according to an awareness of things which is still a vision of Truth and yet at the same time a first parent of the Ignorance. A line divides Supermind and Overmind which permits a free transmission, allows the lower Power to derive from the higher Power all it holds or sees, but automatically compels a transitional change in the passage. The integrality of the Supermind keeps always the essential truth of things, the total truth and the truth of its individual self-determinations clearly knit together; it maintains in them an inseparable unity and between them a close interpenetration and a free and full consciousness of each other: but in Overmind this integrality is no longer there. And yet the Overmind is well aware of the essential Truth of things; it embraces the totality; it uses the individual self-determinations without being limited by them: but although it knows their oneness, can realise it in a spiritual cognition, yet its dynamic movement, even while relying on that for its security, is not directly determined by it. Overmind Energy proceeds through an illimitable capacity of separation and combination of the powers and aspects of the integral and indivisible all-comprehending Unity. It takes each Aspect or Power and gives to it an independent action in which it acquires a full separate importance and is able to work out, we might say, its own world of creation. Purusha and Prakriti, Conscious Soul and executive Force of Nature, are in the supramental harmony a two-aspected single truth, being and dynamis of the Reality; there can be no disequilibrium or predominance of one over the other. In Overmind we have the origin of the cleavage, the trenchant distinction made by the philosophy of the Sankhyas in which they appear as two independent entities, Prakriti able to dominate Purusha and cloud its freedom and power, reducing it to a witness and recipient of her forms and actions, Purusha able to return to its separate existence and abide in a free self-sovereignty by rejection of her original overclouding material principle. So with the other aspects or powers of the Divine Reality, One and Many, Divine Personality and Divine Impersonality, and the rest; each is still an aspect and power of the one Reality, but each is empowered to act as an independent entity in the whole, arrive at the fullness of the possibilities of its separate expression and develop the dynamic consequences of that separateness. At the same time in Overmind this separateness is still founded on the basis of an implicit underlying unity; all possibilities of combination and relation between the separated Powers and Aspects, all interchanges and mutualities of their energies are freely organised and their actuality always possible.

Inner consciousness ::: means the inner mind, inner vital, inner physical and behind them the psychic which is their inmost being. But the inner mind is not the higher mind ; ft is more in touch with the universal forces and more open to the higher consciousness and capable of an immensely deeper and larger range of action than the outer or surface mind — but it is of the same essential nature.

In scholasticism: The English term translates three Latin terms which, in Scholasticism, have different significations. Ens as a noun is the most general and most simple predicate; as a participle it is an essential predicate only in regard to God in Whom existence and essence are one, or Whose essence implies existence. Esse, though used sometimes in a wider sense, usually means existence which is defined as the actus essendi, or the reality of some essence. Esse quid or essentia designates the specific nature of some being or thing, the "being thus" or the quiddity. Ens is divided into real and mental being (ens rationis). Though the latter also has properties, it is said to have essence only in an improper way. Another division is into actual and potential being. Ens is called the first of all concepts, in respect to ontology and to psychology; the latter statement of Aristotle appears to be confirmed by developmental psychology. Thing (res) and ens are synonymous, a res may be a res extra mentem or only rationis. Every ens is: something, i.e. has quiddity, one, true, i.e. corresponds to its proper nature, and good. These terms, naming aspects which are only virtually distinct from ens, are said to be convertible with ens and with each other. Ens is an analogical term, i.e. it is not predicated in the same manner of every kind of being, according to Aquinas. In Scotism ens, however, is considered as univocal and as applying to God in the same sense as to created beings, though they be distinguished as entia ab alto from God, the ens a se. See Act, Analogy, Potency, Transcendentals. -- R.A.

Integral ::: 1. Complete, balanced, whole, lacking nothing essential. In this general usage, “integral” is typically lowercase. 2. When capitalized, “Integral” is synonymous with AQAL. In this usage, “Integral Art,” “Integral Ecology,” or “Integral Business” mean “AQAL Art,” “AQAL Ecology,” “AQAL Business,” etc.

integral ::: a. --> Lacking nothing of completeness; complete; perfect; uninjured; whole; entire.
Essential to completeness; constituent, as a part; pertaining to, or serving to form, an integer; integrant.
Of, pertaining to, or being, a whole number or undivided quantity; not fractional.
Pertaining to, or proceeding by, integration; as, the integral calculus.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


  "In the spiritual sense, however, sacrifice has a different meaning — it does not so much indicate giving up what is held dear as an offering of oneself, one"s being, one"s mind, heart, will, body, life, actions to the Divine. It has the original sense of ‘making sacred" and is used as an equivalent of the word yajna. When the Gita speaks of the ‘sacrifice of knowledge", it does not mean a giving up of anything, but a turning of the mind towards the Divine in the search for knowledge and an offering of oneself through it. It is in this sense, too, that one speaks of the offering or sacrifice of works. The Mother has written somewhere that the spiritual sacrifice is joyful and not painful in its nature. On the spiritual path, very commonly, if a seeker still feels the old ties and responsibilities strongly he is not asked to sever or leave them, but to let the call in him grow till all within is ready. Many, indeed, come away earlier because they feel that to cut loose is their only chance, and these have to go sometimes through a struggle. But the pain, the struggle, is not the essential character of this spiritual self-offering.” Letters on Yoga

“In the spiritual sense, however, sacrifice has a different meaning—it does not so much indicate giving up what is held dear as an offering of oneself, one’s being, one’s mind, heart, will, body, life, actions to the Divine. It has the original sense of ‘making sacred’ and is used as an equivalent of the word yajna. When the Gita speaks of the ‘sacrifice of knowledge’, it does not mean a giving up of anything, but a turning of the mind towards the Divine in the search for knowledge and an offering of oneself through it. It is in this sense, too, that one speaks of the offering or sacrifice of works. The Mother has written somewhere that the spiritual sacrifice is joyful and not painful in its nature. On the spiritual path, very commonly, if a seeker still feels the old ties and responsibilities strongly he is not asked to sever or leave them, but to let the call in him grow till all within is ready. Many, indeed, come away earlier because they feel that to cut loose is their only chance, and these have to go sometimes through a struggle. But the pain, the struggle, is not the essential character of this spiritual self-offering.” Letters on Yoga

In the subconscient the intuition manifests itself in the action, in effectivity, and the knowledge or conscious identity is either entirely or more or less concealed in the action. In the superconscient, on the contrary, Light being the law and the principle, the intuition manifests itself in its true nature as knowledge emerging out of conscious identity, and effectivity of action is rather the accompaniment or necessary consequent and no longer masks as the primary fact. Between these two states reason and mind act as intermediaries which enable the being to liberate knowledge out of its imprisonment in the act and prepare it to resume its essential primacy. When the selfawareness in the mind applied both to continent and content, to own-self and other-self, exalts itself into the luminous selfmanifest identity, the reason also converts itself into the form of the self-luminous intuitional3 knowledge. This is the highest possible state of our knowledge when mind fulfils itself in the supramental.
   Ref: CWSA Vol. 21-22, Page: 72


In this simultaneous development of multitudinous independent or combined Powers or Potentials there is yet—or there is as yet—no chaos, no conflict, no fall from Truth or Knowledge. The Overmind is a creator of truths, not of illusions or falsehoods: what is worked out in any given overmental energism or movement is the truth of the Aspect, Power, Idea, Force, Delight which is liberated into independent action, the truth of the consequences of its reality in that independence. There is no exclusiveness asserting each as the sole truth of being or the others as inferior truths: each God knows all the Gods and their place in existence; each Idea admits all other ideas and their right to be; each Force concedes a place to all other forces and their truth and consequences; no delight of separate fulfilled existence or separate experience denies or condemns the delight of other existence or other experience. The Overmind is a principle of cosmic Truth and a vast and endless catholicity is its very spirit; its energy is an all-dynamism as well as a principle of separate dynamisms: it is a sort of inferior Supermind,—although it is concerned predominantly not with absolutes, but with what might be called the dynamic potentials or pragmatic truths of Reality, or with absolutes mainly for their power of generating pragmatic or creative values, although, too, its comprehension of things is more global than integral, since its totality is built up of global wholes or constituted by separate independent realities uniting or coalescing together, and although the essential unity is grasped by it and felt to be basic of things and pervasive in their manifestation, but no longer as in the Supermind their intimate and ever-present secret, their dominating continent, the overt constant builder of the harmonic whole of their activity and nature….

intimate ::: n. 1. A close friend or confidant. intimates. adj. 2. Marked by close acquaintance, association, or familiarity. 3. Of or relating to the essential part or nature of something; intrinsic. 4. Very private; closely personal. 5. Familiarly associated. adv. intimately.

intrapetiolar ::: a. --> Situated between the petiole and the stem; -- said of the pair of stipules at the base of a petiole when united by those margins next the petiole, thus seeming to form a single stipule between the petiole and the stem or branch; -- often confounded with interpetiolar, from which it differs essentially in meaning.

intrinsic ::: a. --> Inward; internal; hence, true; genuine; real; essential; inherent; not merely apparent or accidental; -- opposed to extrinsic; as, the intrinsic value of gold or silver; the intrinsic merit of an action; the intrinsic worth or goodness of a person.
Included wholly within an organ or limb, as certain groups of muscles; -- opposed to extrinsic. ::: n.


intrinsicality ::: n. --> The quality of being intrinsic; essentialness; genuineness; reality.

intrinsically ::: adv. --> Internally; in its nature; essentially; really; truly.

inwardness ::: n. --> Internal or true state; essential nature; as, the inwardness of conduct.
Intimacy; familiarity.
Heartiness; earnestness.


isatogen ::: n. --> A complex nitrogenous radical, C8H4NO2, regarded as the essential residue of a series of compounds, related to isatin, which easily pass by reduction to indigo blue.

It is necessary to distinguish between the essential Reality, the phenomenal reality dependent upon it and arising out of it, and the restricted and often misleading experience or notion of either that is created by our sense-experience and our reason.
   Ref: CWSA Vol. 21-22, Page: 1085


It is the cryptic verses of the Veda that help us here; for they contain, though concealed, the gospel of the divine and immortal Supermind and through the veil some illumining flashes come to us. We can see through these utterances the conception of this Supermind as a vastness beyond the ordinary firmaments of our consciousness in which truth of being is luminously one with all that expresses it and assures inevitably truth of vision, formulation, arrangement, word, act and movement and therefore truth also of result of movement, result of action and expression, infallible ordinance or law. Vast all-comprehensiveness; luminous truth and harmony of being in that vastness and not a vague chaos or self-lost obscurity; truth of law and act and knowledge expressive of that harmonious truth of being: these seem to be the essential terms of the Vedic description.” *The Life Divine

It is the cryptic verses of the Veda that help us here; for they contain, though concealed, the gospel of the divine and immortal Supermind and through the veil some illumining flashes come to us. We can see through these utterances the conception of this Supermind as a vastness beyond the ordinary firmaments of our consciousness in which truth of being is luminously one with all that expresses it and assures inevitably truth of vision, formulation, arrangement, word, act and movement and therefore truth also of result of movement, result of action and expression, infallible ordinance or law. Vast all-comprehensiveness; luminous truth and harmony of being in that vastness and not a vague chaos or self-lost obscurity; truth of law and act and knowledge expressive of that harmonious truth of being: these seem to be the essential terms of the Vedic description.” The Life Divine

“It is this essential indeterminability of the Absolute that translates itself into our consciousness through the fundamental negating positives of our spiritual experience, the immobile immutable Self, the Nirguna Brahman, the Eternal without qualities, the pure featureless One Existence, the Impersonal, the Silence void of activities, the Non-being, the Ineffable and the Unknowable. On the other side it is the essence and source of all determinations, and this dynamic essentiality manifests to us through the fundamental affirming positives in which the Absolute equally meets us; for it is the Self that becomes all things, the Saguna Brahman, the Eternal with infinite qualities, the One who is the Many, the infinite Person who is the source and foundation of all persons and personalities, the Lord of creation, the Word, the Master of all works and action; it is that which being known all is known: these affirmatives correspond to those negatives. For it is not possible in a supramental cognition to split asunder the two sides of the One Existence,—even to speak of them as sides is excessive, for they are in each other, their co-existence or one-existence is eternal and their powers sustaining each other found the self-manifestation of the Infinite.” The Life Divine

It will be seen that the scope we give to the idea of renunciation is different from the meaning currently attached to it. Currently its meaning is self-denial, inhibition of pleasure, rejection of the objects of pleasure. Self-denial is a necessary discipline for the soul of man, because his heart is ignorantly attached; inhibition of pleasure is necessary because his sense is caught and clogged in the mud-honey of sensuous satisfactions; rejection of the objects of pleasure is imposed because the mind fixes on the object and will not leave it to go beyond it and within itself. If the mind of man were not thus ignorant, attached, bound even in its restless inconstancy, deluded by the forms of things, renunciation would not have been needed; the soul could have travelled on the path of delight, from the lesser to the greater, from joy to diviner joy. At present that is not practicable. It must give up from within everything to which it is attached in order that it may gain that which they are in their reality. The external renunciation is not the essential, but even that is necessary for a time, indispensable in many things and sometimes useful in all; we may even say that a complete external renunciation is a stage through which the soul must pass at some period of its progress,—though always it should be without those self-willed violences and fierce self-torturings which are an offence to the Divine seated within us. But in the end this renunciation or self-denial is always an instrument and the period for its use passes. The rejection of the object ceases to be necessary when the object can no longer ensnare us because what the soul enjoys is no longer the object as an object but the Divine which it expresses; the inhibition of pleasure is no longer needed when the soul no longer seeks pleasure but possesses the delight of the Divine in all things equally without the need of a personal or physical possession of the thing itself; self-denial loses its field when the soul no longer claims anything, but obeys consciously the will of the one Self in all beings.
   Ref: CWSA Vol. 23-24, Page: 333


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

jiva. ::: the individual self, ego or "I"-sense; ego-self which is subject to birth and death; individuality; the illusory person or self that is essentially non-existent, being a fabrication of the mind which obscures the true experience of the real Self; the appearance or illusion of a separate individual consciousness; limited consciousness which appears "as if" it is an embodied soul

jnana ::: knowledge, wisdom; supreme self-knowledge; the essential aspect [cf. vijnana] of the true unifying knowledge, the direct spiritual awareness of the supreme Being. ::: jnanam [nominative]

kala ::: Time (in its essentiality); Spirit of the Time, Zeitgeist.

kernel ::: n. --> The essential part of a seed; all that is within the seed walls; the edible substance contained in the shell of a nut; hence, anything included in a shell, husk, or integument; as, the kernel of a nut. See Illust. of Endocarp.
A single seed or grain; as, a kernel of corn.
A small mass around which other matter is concreted; a nucleus; a concretion or hard lump in the flesh.
The central, substantial or essential part of anything; the


kevala ::: essential, indeterminate, absolute, simple.

key ::: 1. A small metal instrument specially cut to fit into a lock and move its bolt. 2. Fig. Something that explains a mystery or gives an answer to a mystery, a code etc. 3. Something that is crucial in providing an explanation or interpretation. 4. Fig. Serving as an essential component; "a cardinal rule”. 5. The principal tonality of a composition. 6. Pitch of the voice. keys.

lactucin ::: n. --> A white, crystalline substance, having a bitter taste and a neutral reaction, and forming one of the essential ingredients of lactucarium.

lactucone ::: n. --> A white, crystalline, tasteless substance, found in the milky sap of species of Lactuca, and constituting an essential ingredient of lactucarium.

lazuli ::: n. --> A mineral of a fine azure-blue color, usually in small rounded masses. It is essentially a silicate of alumina, lime, and soda, with some sodium sulphide, is often marked by yellow spots or veins of sulphide of iron, and is much valued for ornamental work. Called also lapis lazuli, and Armenian stone.

lifestring ::: n. --> A nerve, or string, that is imagined to be essential to life.

Life then reveals itself as essentially the same everywhere from the atom to man, the atom containing the subconscious stuff and movement of being which are released into consciousness in the animal, with plant life as a midway stage in the evolution. Life is really a universal operation of Conscious-Force acting subconsciously on and in Matter; it is the operation that creates, maintains, destroys and re-creates forms or bodies and attempts by play of nerve-force, that is to say, by currents of interchange of stimulating energy to awake conscious sensation in those bodies. In this operation there are three stages; the lowest is that in which the vibration is still in the sleep of Matter, entirely subconscious so as to seem wholly mechanical; the middle stage is that in which it becomes capable of a response still submental but on the verge of what we know as consciousness; the highest is that in which life develops conscious mentality in the form of a mentally perceptible sensation which in this transition becomes the basis for the development of sense-mind and intelligence. It is in the middle stage that we catch the idea of Life as distinguished from Matter and Mind, but in reality it is the same in all the stages and always a middle term between Mind and Matter, constituent of the latter and instinct with the former. It is an operation of Conscious-Force which is neither the mere formation of substance nor the operation of mind with substance and form as its object of apprehension; it is rather an energising of conscious being which is a cause and support of the formation of substance and an intermediate source and support of conscious mental apprehension. Life, as this intermediate energising of conscious being, liberates into sensitive action and reaction a form of the creative force of existence which was working subconsciently or inconsciently, absorbed in its own substance; it supports and liberates into action the apprehensive consciousness of existence called mind and gives it a dynamic instrumentation so that it can work not only on its own forms but on forms of life and matter; it connects, too, and supports, as a middle term between them, the mutual commerce of the two, mind and matter. This means of commerce Life provides in the continual currents of her pulsating nerve-energy which carry force of the form as a sensation to modify Mind and bring back force of Mind as will to modify Matter. It is th
   refore this nerve-energy which we usually mean when we talk of Life; it is the Prana or Life-force of the Indian system. But nerve-energy is only the form it takes in the animal being; the same Pranic energy is present in all forms down to the atom, since everywhere it is the same in essence and everywhere it is the same operation of Conscious-Force,—Force supporting and modifying the substantial existence of its own forms, Force with sense and mind secretly active but at first involved in the form and preparing to emerge, then finally emerging from their involution. This is the whole significance of the omnipresent Life that has manifested and inhabits the material universe.
   Ref: CWSA Vol. 21-22, Page: 198-199


liṅga ::: (literally) mark, sign, characteristic; subtle, carrying the essential characteristics of the thing itself; a subtle form or emanation; the male organ; an iconic representation of Śiva.

lip ::: n. --> One of the two fleshy folds which surround the orifice of the mouth in man and many other animals. In man the lips are organs of speech essential to certain articulations. Hence, by a figure they denote the mouth, or all the organs of speech, and sometimes speech itself.
An edge of an opening; a thin projecting part of anything; a kind of short open spout; as, the lip of a vessel.
The sharp cutting edge on the end of an auger.


mahat ::: [in samkhya philosophy]: vast cosmic principle of Force; the idea-being of the Spirit; the essential and original matrix of consciousness (involved not evolved) in prakrti out of which individuality and formation come. ::: mahan [nominative]

Manas, sense-mind, is the activity, emerging from the basic consciousness, which makes up the whole essentiality of what we call sense.
   Ref: CWSA Vol. 23-24, Page: 651


Manas, sense-mind, is the activity, emerging from the basic consciousness, which makes up the whole Wessentiality of what we call sense.
   Ref: CWSA Vol. 23-24, Page: 651


Manifestation ::: The Absolute cannot indeed be bound in its nature to manifest a cosmos of relations, but neither can it be bound not to manifest any cosmos. It is not itself a sheer emptiness; for a vacant Absolute is no Absolute,—our conception of a Void or Zero is only a conceptual sign of our mental inability to know or grasp it: it bears in itself some ineffable essentiality of all that is and all that can be; and since it holds in itself this essentiality and this possibility, it must also hold in itself in some way of its absoluteness either the permanent truth or the inherent, even if latent, realisable actuality of all that is fundamental to our or the world’s existence. It is this realisable actuality actualized or this permanent truth deploying its possibilities that we call manifestation and see as the universe.
   Ref: CWSA Vol. 21-22, Page: 664


Meaning the same as essentially, so that the predicate which is said to belong the subject formally, enters into the essence and definition of the subject. Thus man is formally animal. Formally, so understood has various correlatives, according to the various aspects under which the essence of a thing can be considered:

Medieval Chinese philosophy was essentially a story of the synthesis of indigenous philosophies and the development of Buddhism. In the second century B.C., the Yin Yang movement identified itself with the common and powerful movement under the names of the Yellow Emperor and Lao Tzu (Huang Lao). This, in turn, became interfused with Confucianism and produced the mixture which was the Eclectic Sinisticism lasting till the tenth century A.D. In both Huai-nan Tzu (d. 122 B.C.), the semi-Taoist, and Tung Chung-shu (177-104- B.C.), the Confucian, Taoist metaphysics and Confucian ethics mingled with each other, with yin and yang as the connecting links. As the cosmic order results from the harmony of yin and yang in nature, namely, Heaven and Earth, so the moral order results from the harmony of yang and yin in man, such as husband and wife, human nature and passions, and love and hate. The Five Agents (wu hsing), through which the yin yang principles operate, have direct correspondence not only with the five directions, the five metals, etc., in nature, but also with the five Constant Virtues, the five senses, etc., in man, thus binding nature and man in a neat macrocosm-microcosm relationship. Ultimately this led to superstition, which Wang Ch'ung (27-c. 100 A.D.) vigorously attacked. He reinstated naturalism on a rational ground by accepting only reason and experience, and thus promoted the critical spirit to such an extent that it gave rise to a strong movement of textual criticism and an equally strong movement of free political thought in the few centuries after him.

metallic ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to a metal; of the nature of metal; resembling metal; as, a metallic appearance; a metallic alloy.
Of, pertaining to, or characterized by, the essential and implied properties of a metal, as contrasted with a nonmetal or metalloid; basic; antacid; positive.


methenyl ::: n. --> The hypothetical hydrocarbon radical CH, regarded as an essential residue of certain organic compounds.

methylene ::: n. --> A hydrocarbon radical, CH2, not known in the free state, but regarded as an essential residue and component of certain derivatives of methane; as, methylene bromide, CH2Br2; -- formerly called also methene.

methyl ::: n. --> A hydrocarbon radical, CH3, not existing alone but regarded as an essential residue of methane, and appearing as a component part of many derivatives; as, methyl alcohol, methyl ether, methyl amine, etc.

Mind is an instrument of analysis and synthesis, but not of essential knowledge. Its function is to cut out something vaguely from the unknown Thing in itself and call this measurement or delimitation of it the whole, and again to analyse the whole into its parts which it regards as separate mental objects.
   Ref: CWSA Vol. 21-22, Page: 135


“Mind is an instrument of analysis and synthesis, but not of essential knowledge. Its function is to cut out something vaguely from the unknown Thing in itself and call this measurement or delimitation of it the whole, and again to analyse the whole into its parts which it regards as separate mental objects.” The Life Divine

mind ::: Sri Aurobindo: "The ‘Mind" in the ordinary use of the word covers indiscriminately the whole consciousness, for man is a mental being and mentalises everything; but in the language of this yoga the words ‘mind" and ‘mental" are used to connote specially the part of the nature which has to do with cognition and intelligence, with ideas, with mental or thought perceptions, the reactions of thought to things, with the truly mental movements and formations, mental vision and will, etc., that are part of his intelligence.” *Letters on Yoga

"Mind in its essence is a consciousness which measures, limits, cuts out forms of things from the indivisible whole and contains them as if each were a separate integer.” The Life Divine

"Mind is an instrument of analysis and synthesis, but not of essential knowledge. Its function is to cut out something vaguely from the unknown Thing in itself and call this measurement or delimitation of it the whole, and again to analyse the whole into its parts which it regards as separate mental objects.” The Life Divine

"The mind proper is divided into three parts — thinking Mind, dynamic Mind, externalising Mind — the former concerned with ideas and knowledge in their own right, the second with the putting out of mental forces for realisation of the idea, the third with the expression of them in life (not only by speech, but by any form it can give).” Letters on Yoga

"The difference between the ordinary mind and the intuitive is that the former, seeking in the darkness or at most by its own unsteady torchlight, first, sees things only as they are presented in that light and, secondly, where it does not know, constructs by imagination, by uncertain inference, by others of its aids and makeshifts things which it readily takes for truth, shadow projections, cloud edifices, unreal prolongations, deceptive anticipations, possibilities and probabilities which do duty for certitudes. The intuitive mind constructs nothing in this artificial fashion, but makes itself a receiver of the light and allows the truth to manifest in it and organise its own constructions.” The Synthesis of Yoga

"He [man] has in him not a single mentality, but a double and a triple, the mind material and nervous, the pure intellectual mind which liberates itself from the illusions of the body and the senses, and a divine mind above intellect which in its turn liberates itself from the imperfect modes of the logically discriminative and imaginative reason.” The Synthesis of Yoga

"Our mind is an observer of actuals, an inventor or discoverer of possibilities, but not a seer of the occult imperatives that necessitate the movements and forms of a creation. . . .” *The Life Divine

"The human mind is an instrument not of truth but of ignorance and error.” Letters on Yoga

"For Mind as we know it is a power of the Ignorance seeking for Truth, groping with difficulty to find it, reaching only mental constructions and representations of it in word and idea, in mind formations, sense formations, — as if bright or shadowy photographs or films of a distant Reality were all that it could achieve.” The Life Divine

The Mother: "The true role of the mind is the formation and organization of action. The mind has a formative and organizing power, and it is that which puts the different elements of inspiration in order for action, for organizing action. And if it would only confine itself to that role, receiving inspirations — whether from above or from the mystic centre of the soul — and simply formulating the plan of action — in broad outline or in minute detail, for the smallest things of life or the great terrestrial organizations — it would amply fulfil its function. It is not an instrument of knowledge. But is can use knowledge for action, to organize action. It is an instrument of organization and formation, very powerful and very capable when it is well developed.” Questions and Answers 1956, MCW Vol. 8.*


mint ::: n. --> The name of several aromatic labiate plants, mostly of the genus Mentha, yielding odoriferous essential oils by distillation. See Mentha.
A place where money is coined by public authority.
Any place regarded as a source of unlimited supply; the supply itself. ::: v. t.


moment ::: n. --> A minute portion of time; a point of time; an instant; as, at thet very moment.
Impulsive power; force; momentum.
Importance, as in influence or effect; consequence; weight or value; consideration.
An essential element; a deciding point, fact, or consideration; an essential or influential circumstance.
An infinitesimal change in a varying quantity; an increment


momentum ::: n. --> The quantity of motion in a moving body, being always proportioned to the quantity of matter multiplied into the velocity; impetus.
Essential element, or constituent element.


monomorphous ::: a. --> Having but a single form; retaining the same form throughout the various stages of development; of the same or of an essentially similar type of structure; -- opposed to dimorphic, trimorphic, and polymorphic.

mortify ::: v. t. --> To destroy the organic texture and vital functions of; to produce gangrene in.
To destroy the active powers or essential qualities of; to change by chemical action.
To deaden by religious or other discipline, as the carnal affections, bodily appetites, or worldly desires; to bring into subjection; to abase; to humble.
To affect with vexation, chagrin, or humiliation; to


mosasauria ::: n. pl. --> An order of large, extinct, marine reptiles, found in the Cretaceous rocks, especially in America. They were serpentlike in form and in having loosely articulated and dilatable jaws, with large recurved tteth, but they had paddlelike feet. Some of them were over fifty feet long. They are, essentially, fossil sea serpents with paddles. Called also Pythonomarpha, and Mosasauria.

mukti ::: liberation, "the release of our being from the narrow and painful knots of the individualised energy in a false and limited play, which at present are the law of our nature"; in pūrn.a yoga, "a liberation of the soul in nature perfect and self-existent whether in action or in inaction"; the second member of the siddhi catus.t.aya, integral freedom, including liberation of the spirit (essential mukti) and liberation of the nature (comprising ahaṅkara-mukti-siddhi, traigun.yasiddhi and mukti from dvandva), not only a "liberation from Nature in a quiescent bliss of the spirit", but also a "farther liberation of the Nature into a divine quality and spiritual power of world-experience" which "fills the supreme calm with the supreme kinetic bliss of knowledge, power, joy and mastery".

Multiplicity is the play or varied self-expansion of the One, shifting in its terms, divisible in its view of itself, by force of which the One occupies many centres of consciousness, inhabits many formations of energy in the universal Movement. Multiplicity is implicit or explicit in unity. Without it the Unity would be either a void of non-existence or a powerless, sterile limitation to the state of indiscriminate self-absorption or of blank repose. But the consciousness of multiplicity separated from the true knowledge in the many of their own essential oneness,—the view-point of the separate ego identifying itself with the divided form and the limited action,—is a state of error and delusion. In man this is the form taken by the consciousness of multiplicity. Th
   refore it is given the name of Avidya, the Ignorance.
   Ref: CWSA Vol. 17, Page: 51-52


must ::: v. i. / auxiliary --> To be obliged; to be necessitated; -- expressing either physical or moral necessity; as, a man must eat for nourishment; we must submit to the laws.
To be morally required; to be necessary or essential to a certain quality, character, end, or result; as, he must reconsider the matter; he must have been insane. ::: n.


mutability ::: n. --> The quality of being mutable, or subject to change or alteration, either in form, state, or essential character; susceptibility of change; changeableness; inconstancy; variation.

mutilation ::: n. --> The act of mutilating, or the state of being mutilated; deprivation of a limb or of an essential part.

Muttaqeen ::: Those who live in line with their essential reality.

myolin ::: n. --> The essential material of muscle fibers.

myricyl ::: n. --> A hypothetical radical regarded as the essential residue of myricin; -- called also melissyl.

n. 1. The body or outward appearance of a person or an animal considered separately from the face or head; figure. 2. An object, person, or part of the human body or the appearance of any of these, esp. as seen in nature. 3. The mode in which a thing exists, acts, or manifests itself; kind. 4. The structure, pattern, organization or essential nature of anything. Form, form"s, forms, Forms, form-bound, form-discoveries, form-maker, form-smitten, thought-forms. v. 5. To give form to; shape. 6.* *To take or assume form; to be formed or produced. forms, formed, many-formed, sense-formed. ::: re-form.** To form a second time, form over again.

nama. :::the spiritual or essential properties of an object or being

naphthyl ::: n. --> A hydrocarbon radical regarded as the essential residue of naphthalene. html{color:

nataloin ::: n. --> A bitter crystalline substance constituting the essential principle of Natal aloes. Cf. Aloon.

natural ::: 1. Not acquired; inherent. 2. Having a particular character by nature. 3. Of, pertaining to, or proper to the nature or essential constitution. 4. Functioning or occurring in a normal way; lacking abnormalities or deficiencies. 5. Of or pertaining to nature or the universe.

natural ::: a. --> Fixed or determined by nature; pertaining to the constitution of a thing; belonging to native character; according to nature; essential; characteristic; not artifical, foreign, assumed, put on, or acquired; as, the natural growth of animals or plants; the natural motion of a gravitating body; natural strength or disposition; the natural heat of the body; natural color.
Conformed to the order, laws, or actual facts, of nature; consonant to the methods of nature; according to the stated course of


nature ::: 1. The universe, with all its phenomena. 2. The forces and processes that produce and control all the phenomena of the material world. 3. The material world, esp. as surrounding human kind and existing independently of human activities. 4. The essential characteristics and qualities of a human being. 5. A particular combination of qualities belonging to a person, animal, thing, of class by birth, origin, or constitution; native or inherent character. 6. Characteristic disposition; temperament. nature"s, Nature"s, natures, earth-nature ("s), Earth-Nature"s, Heaven-nature"s, life-nature"s, soul-nature, World-Nature"s, twi-natured.

  "Nature, because she is a power of spirit, is essentially qualitative in her action. One may almost say that Nature is only the power in being and the development in action of the infinite qualities of the spirit, . . . .” *The Synthesis of Yoga

“Nature, because she is a power of spirit, is essentially qualitative in her action. One may almost say that Nature is only the power in being and the development in action of the infinite qualities of the spirit, …” The Synthesis of Yoga

necessary ::: a. --> Such as must be; impossible to be otherwise; not to be avoided; inevitable.
Impossible to be otherwise, or to be dispensed with, without preventing the attainment of a desired result; indispensable; requiste; essential.
Acting from necessity or compulsion; involuntary; -- opposed to free; as, whether man is a necessary or a free agent is a question much discussed.


nectocalyx ::: n. --> The swimming bell or umbrella of a jellyfish of medusa.
One of the zooids of certain Siphonophora, having somewhat the form, and the essential structure, of the bell of a jellyfish, and acting as a swimming organ.


neroli ::: n. --> An essential oil obtained by distillation from the flowers of the orange. It has a strong odor, and is used in perfumery, etc.

nirgun.a (nirguna; nirgunam) ::: without qualities; absence of qualities; nirguna short for nirgun.a brahman, "an Infinite essentially free from all limitation by qualities, properties, features"; the ananda of pure featureless consciousness (cit), another term for cidananda. nirgun nirguna

nishta. ::: steady abidance in the Self; firmly established in one's own essential nature

nonessential ::: a. --> Not essential. ::: n. --> A thing not essential.

norite ::: n. --> A granular crystalline rock consisting essentially of a triclinic feldspar (as labradorite) and hypersthene.

not essential or requisite; needless.

Objecting to Fichte, his master's method of deducing everything from a single, all-embracing principle, he obstinately adhered to the axiom that everything is what it is, the principle of identity. He also departed from him in the principle of idealism and freedom. As nnn is not free in the sense of possessing a principle independent of the environment, he reverted to the Kantian doctrine that behind and underlying the world of appearance there is a plurality of real things in themselves that are independent of the operations of mind upon them. Deserving credit for having developed the realism that was latent in Kant's philosophy, he conceived the ''reals" so as to do away with the contradictions in the concepts of experience. The necessity for assuming a plurality of "reals" arises as a result of removing the contradictions in our experiences of change and of things possessing several qualities. Herbart calls the method he applies to the resolution of the contradictions existing between the empirically derived concepts, the method of relations, that is the accidental relation between the different "reals" is a question of thought only, and inessential for the "reals" themselves. It is the changes in these relations that form the process of change in the world of experience. Nothing can be ultimately real of which two contradictory predicates can be asserted. To predicate unity and multiplicity of an object is to predicate contradictions. Hence ultimate reality must be absolutely unitary and also without change. The metaphysically interpreted abstract law of contradiction was therefore central in his system. Incapability of knowing the proper nature of these "reals" equals the inability of knowing whether they are spiritual or material. Although he conceived in his system that the "reals" are analogous with our own inner states, yet his view of the "reals" accords better with materialistic atomism. The "reals" are simple and unchangeable in nature.

octoyl ::: n. --> A hypothetical radical (C8H15O), regarded as the essential residue of octoic acid.

octyl ::: n. --> A hypothetical hydrocarbon radical regarded as an essential residue of octane, and as entering into its derivatives; as, octyl alcohol.

Of quite a different kind are so-called real definitions, which are not conventions for introducing new symbols or notations -- as syntactical and semantical definitions are -- but are propositions of equivalence (material, formal, etc.) between two abstract entities (propositions, concepts, etc.) of which one is called the definiendum and the other the definiens. Not all such propositions of equivalence, however, are real definitions, but only those in which the definiens embodies the "essential nature" (essentia, ουσια) of the definiendum. The notion of a real definition thus has all the vagueness of the quoted phrase, but the following may be given as an example. If all the notations appearing, including ⊃x, have their usual meanings (regarded as given in advance), the proposition expressed by (F)(G)[[F(x) ⊃x G(x)] ≡ (x)[∼F(x) ∨ G(x)]] is a real definition of formal implication -- to be contrasted with the nominal definition of the ¦notation for formal implication which is given in the article Logic, formal, § 3. This formula, expressing a real definition of formal implication, might appear, e.g., as a primitive formula in a logistic system.

ojas ::: essential energy.

One ::: “The Being is one, but this oneness is infinite and contains in itself an infinite plurality or multiplicity of itself: the One is the All; it is not only an essential Existence, but an All-Existence. The infinite multiplicity of the One and the eternal unity of the Many are the two realities or aspects of one reality on which the manifestation is founded.” The Life Divine

ontology ::: n. --> That department of the science of metaphysics which investigates and explains the nature and essential properties and relations of all beings, as such, or the principles and causes of being.

opera ::: n. --> A drama, either tragic or comic, of which music forms an essential part; a drama wholly or mostly sung, consisting of recitative, arials, choruses, duets, trios, etc., with orchestral accompaniment, preludes, and interludes, together with appropriate costumes, scenery, and action; a lyric drama.
The score of a musical drama, either written or in print; a play set to music.
The house where operas are exhibited.


opodeldoc ::: n. --> A kind of plaster, said to have been invented by Mindererus, -- used for external injuries.
A saponaceous, camphorated liniment; a solution of soap in alcohol, with the addition of camphor and essential oils; soap liniment.


orcein ::: n. --> A reddish brown amorphous dyestuff, /, obtained from orcin, and forming the essential coloring matter of cudbear and archil. It is closely related to litmus.

organism ::: n. --> Organic structure; organization.
An organized being; a living body, either vegetable or animal, compozed of different organs or parts with functions which are separate, but mutually dependent, and essential to the life of the individual.


organ ::: n. --> An instrument or medium by which some important action is performed, or an important end accomplished; as, legislatures, courts, armies, taxgatherers, etc., are organs of government.
A natural part or structure in an animal or a plant, capable of performing some special action (termed its function), which is essential to the life or well-being of the whole; as, the heart, lungs, etc., are organs of animals; the root, stem, foliage, etc., are organs of plants.


organule ::: n. --> One of the essential cells or elements of an organ. See Sense organule, under Sense.

ovary ::: n. --> That part of the pistil which contains the seed, and in most flowering plants develops into the fruit. See Illust. of Flower.
The essential female reproductive organ in which the ova are produced. See Illust. of Discophora.


overmind ::: Sri Aurobindo: "The overmind is a sort of delegation from the supermind (this is a metaphor only) which supports the present evolutionary universe in which we live here in Matter. If supermind were to start here from the beginning as the direct creative Power, a world of the kind we see now would be impossible; it would have been full of the divine Light from the beginning, there would be no involution in the inconscience of Matter, consequently no gradual striving evolution of consciousness in Matter. A line is therefore drawn between the higher half of the universe of consciousness, parardha , and the lower half, aparardha. The higher half is constituted of Sat, Chit, Ananda, Mahas (the supramental) — the lower half of mind, life, Matter. This line is the intermediary overmind which, though luminous itself, keeps from us the full indivisible supramental Light, depends on it indeed, but in receiving it, divides, distributes, breaks it up into separated aspects, powers, multiplicities of all kinds, each of which it is possible by a further diminution of consciousness, such as we reach in Mind, to regard as the sole or the chief Truth and all the rest as subordinate or contradictory to it.” *Letters on Yoga

   "The overmind is the highest of the planes below the supramental.” *Letters on Yoga

"In its nature and law the Overmind is a delegate of the Supermind Consciousness, its delegate to the Ignorance. Or we might speak of it as a protective double, a screen of dissimilar similarity through which Supermind can act indirectly on an Ignorance whose darkness could not bear or receive the direct impact of a supreme Light.” The Life Divine

"The Overmind is a principle of cosmic Truth and a vast and endless catholicity is its very spirit; its energy is an all-dynamism as well as a principle of separate dynamisms: it is a sort of inferior Supermind, — although it is concerned predominantly not with absolutes, but with what might be called the dynamic potentials or pragmatic truths of Reality, or with absolutes mainly for their power of generating pragmatic or creative values, although, too, its comprehension of things is more global than integral, since its totality is built up of global wholes or constituted by separate independent realities uniting or coalescing together, and although the essential unity is grasped by it and felt to be basic of things and pervasive in their manifestation, but no longer as in the Supermind their intimate and ever-present secret, their dominating continent, the overt constant builder of the harmonic whole of their activity and nature.” The Life Divine

   "The overmind sees calmly, steadily, in great masses and large extensions of space and time and relation, globally; it creates and acts in the same way — it is the world of the great Gods, the divine Creators.” *Letters on Yoga

"The Overmind is essentially a spiritual power. Mind in it surpasses its ordinary self and rises and takes its stand on a spiritual foundation. It embraces beauty and sublimates it; it has an essential aesthesis which is not limited by rules and canons, it sees a universal and an eternal beauty while it takes up and transforms all that is limited and particular. It is besides concerned with things other than beauty or aesthetics. It is concerned especially with truth and knowledge or rather with a wisdom that exceeds what we call knowledge; its truth goes beyond truth of fact and truth of thought, even the higher thought which is the first spiritual range of the thinker. It has the truth of spiritual thought, spiritual feeling, spiritual sense and at its highest the truth that comes by the most intimate spiritual touch or by identity. Ultimately, truth and beauty come together and coincide, but in between there is a difference. Overmind in all its dealings puts truth first; it brings out the essential truth (and truths) in things and also its infinite possibilities; it brings out even the truth that lies behind falsehood and error; it brings out the truth of the Inconscient and the truth of the Superconscient and all that lies in between. When it speaks through poetry, this remains its first essential quality; a limited aesthetical artistic aim is not its purpose.” *Letters on Savitri

"In the overmind the Truth of supermind which is whole and harmonious enters into a separation into parts, many truths fronting each other and moved each to fulfil itself, to make a world of its own or else to prevail or take its share in worlds made of a combination of various separated Truths and Truth-forces.” Letters on Yoga

*Overmind"s.


parallel ::: a. --> Extended in the same direction, and in all parts equally distant; as, parallel lines; parallel planes.
Having the same direction or tendency; running side by side; being in accordance (with); tending to the same result; -- used with to and with.
Continuing a resemblance through many particulars; applicable in all essential parts; like; similar; as, a parallel case; a parallel passage.


paramartha ::: the highest spiritual truth; essential fact.

part ::: n. 1. An essential portion, division, piece, or segment of a whole. 2. Participation, interest, or concern in something; role. 3. Region; area. parts, part-experience. *adj. 4. Partial. v. 5. To go or come apart; separate, as two or more things. 6. To go apart from or leave one another, as persons. 7. To put or keep apart; separate. *parts, parted, parting, half-parted.

patchouly ::: n. --> A mintlike plant (Pogostemon Patchouli) of the East Indies, yielding an essential oil from which a highly valued perfume is made.
The perfume made from this plant.


periclasite ::: n. --> A grayish or dark green mineral, consisting essentially of magnesia (magnesium oxide), occurring in granular forms or in isometric crystals.

perigone ::: n. --> Any organ inclosing the essential organs of a flower; a perianth.
In mosses, the involucral bracts of a male flower.
A sac which surrounds the generative bodies in the gonophore of a hydroid.


phenyl ::: n. --> A hydrocarbon radical (C6H5) regarded as the essential residue of benzene, and the basis of an immense number of aromatic derivatives.

:::   ". . . philosophy is only a way of formulating to ourselves intellectually in their essential significance the psychological and physical facts of existence and their relation to any ultimate reality that may exist,. . . .” Essays on the Gita

“… philosophy is only a way of formulating to ourselves intellectually in their essential significance the psychological and physical facts of existence and their relation to any ultimate reality that may exist,….” Essays on the Gita

Philosophy is only a way of formulating to ourselves intellectually in their essential significance the psychological and physical facts of existence and their relation to any ultimate reality that may exist.
   Ref: CWSA Vol. 19, Page: 253


phonautograph ::: n. --> An instrument by means of which a sound can be made to produce a visible trace or record of itself. It consists essentially of a resonant vessel, usually of paraboloidal form, closed at one end by a flexible membrane. A stylus attached to some point of the membrane records the movements of the latter, as it vibrates, upon a moving cylinder or plate.

picamar ::: n. --> An oily liquid hydrocarbon extracted from the creosote of beechwood tar. It consists essentially of certain derivatives of pyrogallol.

pith ::: n. --> The soft spongy substance in the center of the stems of many plants and trees, especially those of the dicotyledonous or exogenous classes. It consists of cellular tissue.
The spongy interior substance of a feather.
The spinal cord; the marrow.
Hence: The which contains the strength of life; the vital or essential part; concentrated force; vigor; strength; importance; as, the speech lacked pith.


polariscope ::: n. --> An instrument consisting essentially of a polarizer and an analyzer, used for polarizing light, and analyzing its properties.

pradhana ::: [in samkhya philosophy]: basis; first substance, first state or arrangement of matter and its essential principle.

pran.a ::: (literally) breath, "the breath drawn into and thrown out prana from the lungs and so, in its most material and common sense, the life or the life-breath"; the physical life-energy (sthūla pran.a); the "essential life force" (mukhya pran.a) which is said "to occupy and act in the body with a fivefold movement"; any one of the five workings of the vital force (pañcapran.a), especially the first of the five, associated with respiration, which "moves in the upper part of the body and is preeminently the breath of life, because it brings the universal Life-force into the physical system and gives it there to be distributed"; the vital being or sūks.ma pran.a; the vital principle, the second of the three principles of the aparardha, "a middle term between Mind and Matter, constituent of the latter and instinct with the former", being in its nature "an operation of Conscious-Force [cit-tapas] which is neither the mere formation of substance nor the operation of mind with substance and form as its object of apprehension", but "rather an energising of conscious being which is a cause and support of the formation of substance and an intermediate source and support of conscious mental apprehension".

PRAYER. ::: The life of man is a life of wants and needs and therefore of desires, not only in his physical and vital, but in his mental and spiritual being. When he becomes conscious of a greater Power governing the world, he approaches it through prayer for the fulfilment of his needs, for help in his rough journey, for protection and aid in his struggle. Whatever crudi- ties there may be in the ordinary religious approach to God by prayer, and there are many, especially that attitude which ima- gines the Divine as if capable of being propitiated, bribed, flat- tered into acquiescence or indulgence by praise, entreaty and gifts and has often little te^td to the spirit in which he is approached, still this way of turning to the Divine is an essen- tial movement of our religious being and reposes on a universal truth.

The efficacy of prayer is often doubted and prayer itself supposed to be a thing irrational and necessarily superfluous and ineffective. It is true that the universal will executes always its aim and cannot be deflected by egoistic propitiation and entreaty, it is true of the Transcendent who expresses himself in the universal order that, being omniscient, his larger knowledge must foresee the thing to be done and it does not need direction or stimulation by human thought and that the individual's desires are not and cannot be in any world-order the true determining factor. But neither is that order or the execution of the universal will altogether effected by mechanical Law, but by powers and forces of which for human life at least, human will, aspiration and faith are not among the least important. Prayer is only a particular form given to that will, aspiration and faith. Its forms are very often crude and not only childlike, which is in itself no defect, but childish; but still it has a real power and significance. Its power and sense is to put the will, aspiration and faith of man into touch with the divine Will as that of a conscious Being with whom we can enter into conscious and living relations. For our will and aspiration can act either by our own strength and endeavour, which can no doubt be made a thing great and effective whether for lower or higher purposes, -and there are plenty of disciplines which put it forward as the one force to be used, -- or it can act in dependence upon and with subordination to the divine or the universal Will. And this latter way, again, may either look upon that Will as responsive indeed to our aspiration, but almost mechanically, by a sort of law of energy, or at any rate quite impersonally, or else it may look upon it as responding consciously to the divine aspiration and faith of the human soul and consciously bringing to it the help, the guidance, the protection and fruition demanded, yogaksemam vahamyaham. ~ TSOY, SYN

Prayer helps to prepare this relation for us at first on the lower plane even while it is (here consistent with much that is mere egoism and self-delusion; but afterwards we can draw towards the spiritual truth which is behind it. It is not then the givinc of the thing asked for that matters, but the relation itself, the contact of man’s life with God, the conscious interchange.

In spiritual matters and in the seeking of spiritual gains, this conscious relation is a great power; it is a much greater power than our own entirely self-reliant struggle and effort and it brings a fuller spiritual growth and experience. Necessarily, in the end prayer either ceases in the greater thing for which it prepared us, -- in fact the form we call prayer is not itself essential so long as the faith, the will, the aspiration are there, -- or remains only for the joy of the relation. Also its objects, the artha or interest it seeks to realise, become higher and higher until we reach the highest motiveless devotion, which is that of divine love pure and simple without any other demand or longing.

Prayer for others ::: The fact of praying and the attitude it brings, especially unselfish prayer for others, itself opens you to the higher Power, even if there is no corresponding result in the person prayed for. 'Nothing can be positively said about that, for the result must necessarily depend on the persons, whe- ther they arc open or receptive or something in them can res- pond to any Force the prayer brings down.

Prayer must well up from the heart on a crest of emotion or aspiration.

Prayer {Ideal)'. Not prayer insisting on immediate fulfilment, but prayer that is itself a communion of the mind and heart with the Divine*and can have the joy and satisfaction of itself, trusting for fulfilment by the Divine in his own time.


Prayer ::: The life of man is a life of wants and needs and th
   refore of desires, not only in his physical and vital, but in his mental and spiritual being. When he becomes conscious of a greater Power governing the world, he approaches it through prayer for the fulfilment of his needs, for help in his rough journey, for protection and aid in his struggle. Whatever crudities there may be in the ordinary religious approach to God by prayer, and there are many, especially that attitude which imagines the Divine as if capable of being propitiated, bribed, flattered into acquiescence or indulgence by praise, entreaty and gifts and has often little regard to the spirit in which he is approached, still this way of turning to the Divine is an essential movement of our religious being and reposes on a universal truth. The efficacy of prayer is often doubted and prayer itself supposed to be a thing irrational and necessarily superfluous and ineffective. It is true that the universal will executes always its aim and cannot be deflected by egoistic propitiation and entreaty, it is true of the Transcendent who expresses himself in the universal order that being omniscient his larger knowledge must foresee the thing to be done and it does not need direction or stimulation by human thought and that the individual’s desires are not and cannot be in any world-order the true determining factor. But neither is that order or the execution of the universal will altogether effected by mechanical Law, but by powers and forces of which for human life at least human will, aspiration and faith are not among the least important. Prayer is only a particular form given to that will, aspiration and faith. Its forms are very often crude and not only childlike, which is in itself no defect, but childish; but still it has a real power and significance. Its power and sense is to put the will, aspiration and faith of man into touch with the divine Will as that of a conscious Being with whom we can enter into conscious and living relations. For our will and aspiration can act either by our own strength and endeavour, which can no doubt be made a thing great and effective whether for lower or higher purposes,—and there are plenty of disciplines which put it forward as the one force to be used,—or it can act in dependence upon and with subordination to the divine or the universal Will. And this latter way again may either look upon thatWill as responsive indeed to our aspiration, but almost mechanically, by a sort of law of energy, or at any rate quite impersonally, or else it may look upon it as responding consciously to the divine aspiration and faith of the human soul and consciously bringing to it the help, the guidance, the protection and fruition demanded. Prayer helps to prepare this relation for us at first on the lower plane even while it is there consistent with much that is mere egoism and self-delusion; but afterwards we can draw towards the spiritual truth which is behind it. It is not then the giving of the thing asked for that matters, but the relation itself, the contact of man’s life with God, the conscious interchange. In spiritual matters and in the seeking of spiritual gains, this conscious relation is a great power; it is a much greater power than our own entirely self-reliant struggle and effort and it brings a fuller spiritual growth and experience. Necessarily in the end prayer either ceases in the greater thing for which it prepared us, —in fact the form we call prayer is not itself essential so long as the faith, the will, the aspiration are there,—or remains only for the joy of the relation. Also its objects, the artha or interest it seeks to realise, become higher and higher until we reach the highest motiveless devotion, which is that of divine love pure and simple without any other demand or longing.
   Ref: CWSA Vol. 23-24, Page: 566-67-68


prerogative ::: n. --> An exclusive or peculiar privilege; prior and indefeasible right; fundamental and essential possession; -- used generally of an official and hereditary right which may be asserted without question, and for the exercise of which there is no responsibility or accountability as to the fact and the manner of its exercise.
Precedence; preeminence; first rank.


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.


Presence ::: 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 farther qualification or description. Thus of the "ineffable Presence"20 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.
   Ref: CWSA Vol. 35, Page: 106


presence ::: “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

principle ::: a basic or essential quality or element determining intrinsic nature or characteristic behaviour.

promorphology ::: n. --> Crystallography of organic forms; -- a division of morphology created by Haeckel. It is essentially stereometric, and relates to a mathematical conception of organic forms. See Tectology.

propenyl ::: n. --> A hypothetical hydrocarbon radical, C3H5, isomeric with allyl and glyceryl, and regarded as the essential residue of glycerin. Cf. Allyl, and Glyceryl.

proper ::: a. --> Belonging to one; one&

property ::: a. --> That which is proper to anything; a peculiar quality of a thing; that which is inherent in a subject, or naturally essential to it; an attribute; as, sweetness is a property of sugar.
An acquired or artificial quality; that which is given by art, or bestowed by man; as, the poem has the properties which constitute excellence.
The exclusive right of possessing, enjoying, and disposing of a thing; ownership; title.


propinyl ::: n. --> A hydrocarbon radical regarded as an essential residue of propine and allied compounds.

propionyl ::: n. --> The hypothetical radical C3H5O, regarded as the essential residue of propionic acid and certain related compounds.

propyl ::: n. --> The hypothetical radical C3H7, regarded as the essential residue of propane and related compounds.

prosylogism ::: n. --> A syllogism preliminary or logically essential to another syllogism; the conclusion of such a syllogism, which becomes a premise of the following syllogism.

Psychic love is distingubhed by an essential purity and selfless- ness, but the vital can put on a very brilliant imitation of that character, when it likes.

psychrometer ::: n. --> An instrument for measuring the tension of the aqueous vapor in the atmosphere, being essentially a wet and dry bulb hygrometer.

pump ::: n. --> A low shoe with a thin sole.
An hydraulic machine, variously constructed, for raising or transferring fluids, consisting essentially of a moving piece or piston working in a hollow cylinder or other cavity, with valves properly placed for admitting or retaining the fluid as it is drawn or driven through them by the action of the piston. ::: v. t.


pure inevitable ::: (vak) having the inevitable quality of style in its most absolute form, "a speech overwhelmingly sheer, pure and true, a quintessential essence of convincingly perfect utterance". pure trik trikaladrsti

purusa (Purusha) ::: Person; Conscious Being; Conscious--Soul; Soul; essential being supporting the play of prakrti; a Consciousness--or a Conscient--behind, that is the lord, witness, knower, enjoyer, upholder and source of sanction for Nature's works.

Purusha ::: The Conscious Being, Purusha, is the Self as originator, witness, support and lord and enjoyer of the forms and works of Nature. As the aspect of Self is in its essential character transcendental even when involved and identified with its universal and individual becomings, so the Purusha aspect is characteristically universal-individual and intimately connected with Nature even when separated from her. For this conscious Spirit while retaining its impersonality and eternity, its universality, puts on at the same time a more personal aspect;7 it is the impersonal-personal being in Nature from whom it is not altogether detached, for it is always coupled with her: Nature acts for the Purusha and by its sanction, for its will and pleasure; the Conscious Being imparts its consciousness to the Energy we call Nature, receives in that consciousness her workings as in a mirror, accepts the forms which she, the executive cosmic Force, creates and imposes on it, gives or withdraws its sanction from her movements. The experience of Purusha-Prakriti, the Spirit or Conscious Being in its relations to Nature, is of immense pragmatic importance; for on these relations the whole play of the consciousness depends in the embodied being. If the Purusha in us is passive and allows Nature to act, accepting all she imposes on him, giving a constant automatic sanction, then the soul in mind, life, body, the mental, vital, physical being in us, becomes subject to our nature, ruled by its formation, driven by its activities; that is the normal state of our ignorance. If the Purusha in us becomes aware of itself as the Witness and stands back from Nature, that is the first step to the soul’s freedom; for it becomes detached, and it is possible then to know Nature and her processes and in all independence, since we are no longer involved in her works, to accept or not to accept, to make the sanction no longer automatic but free and effective; we can choose what she shall do or not do in us, or we can stand back altogether from her works and withdraw into the Self’s spiritual silence, or we can reject her present formations and rise to a spiritual level of existence and from there re-create our existence. The Purusha can cease to be subject, anısa, and become lord of its nature, Isvara.
   Ref: CWSA Vol. 21-22, Page: 362-63


PURVSA. ::: An essential bdng supporting the play of Prafcriti conscious Soul.

pyrethrin ::: n. --> A substance resembling, and isomeric with, ordinary camphor, and extracted from the essential oil of feverfew; -- called also Pyrethrum camphor.

pyridyl ::: n. --> A hypothetical radical, C5H4N, regarded as the essential residue of pyridine, and analogous to phenyl.

Quidditative: In the strict sense, is that which arises from the proper image of an object, like intuitive knowledge, and besides, penetrates distinctly, with a clear, proper, and positive concept, the essential predicates of a thing even to the last difference. The knowledge which God has of Himself is of this kind. But quidditative knowledge in the wide sense is any knowledge of the quiddity or essence of an object, or any definition explaining what a thing is. -- H.G.

quintessential ::: a. --> Of the nature of a quintessence; purest.

quintessence ::: n. --> The fifth or last and highest essence or power in a natural body. See Ferment oils, under Ferment.
Hence: An extract from anything, containing its rarest virtue, or most subtle and essential constituent in a small quantity; pure or concentrated essence. ::: v. t.


radicality ::: n. --> Germinal principle; source; origination.
Radicalness; relation to a root in essential nature or principle.


radically ::: adv. --> In a radical manner; at, or from, the origin or root; fundamentally; as, a scheme or system radically wrong or defective.
Without derivation; primitively; essentially.


radiophone ::: n. --> An apparatus for the production of sound by the action of luminous or thermal rays. It is essentially the same as the photophone.

rasa (rasa; rasah) ::: sap, juice; body-fluid; "the upflow of essential being in the form, that which is the secret of its self-delight", whose perception is the basis of the sensation of taste; a non-material (sūks.ma) taste; the sūks.ma vis.aya of subtle taste; (short for rasadr.s.t.i) the subtle sense of taste; "the pure taste of enjoyment" in all things, a form of ananda "which the understanding can seize on and the aesthesis feel as the taste of delight in them"; (also called sama rasa or rasagrahan.a) the perception by the mind of the essential quality (gun.a) in each object of experience, the "essence of delight" in it, the first stage of active / positive samata or bhukti.

real, the ::: Sri Aurobindo: " From our ascending point of view we may say that the Real is behind all that exists; it expresses itself intermediately in an Ideal which is a harmonised truth of itself; the Ideal throws out a phenomenal reality of variable conscious-being which, inevitably drawn towards its own essential Reality, tries at last to recover it entirely whether by a violent leap or normally through the Ideal which put it forth. It is this that explains the imperfect reality of human existence as seen by the Mind, the instinctive aspiration in the mental being towards a perfectibility ever beyond itself, towards the concealed harmony of the Ideal, and the supreme surge of the spirit beyond the ideal to the transcendental.” *The Life Divine

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

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

requirement ::: n. --> The act of requiring; demand; requisition.
That which is required; an imperative or authoritative command; an essential condition; something needed or necessary; a need.


reservoir ::: n. --> A place where anything is kept in store; especially, a place where water is collected and kept for use when wanted, as to supply a fountain, a canal, or a city by means of aqueducts, or to drive a mill wheel, or the like.
A small intercellular space, often containing resin, essential oil, or some other secreted matter.


resin ::: n. --> Any one of a class of yellowish brown solid inflammable substances, of vegetable origin, which are nonconductors of electricity, have a vitreous fracture, and are soluble in ether, alcohol, and essential oils, but not in water; specif., pine resin (see Rosin).

rickets ::: n. pl. --> A disease which affects children, and which is characterized by a bulky head, crooked spine and limbs, depressed ribs, enlarged and spongy articular epiphyses, tumid abdomen, and short stature, together with clear and often premature mental faculties. The essential cause of the disease appears to be the nondeposition of earthy salts in the osteoid tissues. Children afflicted with this malady stand and walk unsteadily. Called also rachitis.

rosaniline ::: n. --> A complex nitrogenous base, C20H21N3O, obtained by oxidizing a mixture of aniline and toluidine, as a colorless crystalline substance which forms red salts. These salts are essential components of many of the socalled aniline dyes, as fuchsine, aniline red, etc. By extension, any one of the series of substances derived from, or related to, rosaniline proper.

roscoelite ::: n. --> A green micaceous mineral occurring in minute scales. It is essentially a silicate of aluminia and potash containing vanadium.

r.tam (satyam ritam) ::: (of the nature of) essential truth and ordered truth.

sadanga ::: the six limbs or essential elements of painting: rupabheda, pramana, bhava, lavanya, sadrsya, varnikabhanga.

samadhistha ::: arrived at the essential samadhi and settled in it.

sama rasa ::: equal rasa; the equal perception by the mind of "the true essential taste of the inalienable delight of existence in all its variations" which comes by the elimination of "imperfect and perverse forms" of rasa when one can "be entirely disinterested in mind and heart and impose that detachment on the nervous being", the first stage of active / positive samata.

samjnana ::: essential sense; contact of consciousness with its object; the inbringing movement of apprehensive consciousness which draws the object placed before it back to itself so as to possess it in conscious substance, to feel it.

sap ::: n. --> The juice of plants of any kind, especially the ascending and descending juices or circulating fluid essential to nutrition.
The sapwood, or alburnum, of a tree.
A simpleton; a saphead; a milksop.
A narrow ditch or trench made from the foremost parallel toward the glacis or covert way of a besieged place by digging under cover of gabions, etc.


saponul ::: n. --> A soapy mixture obtained by treating an essential oil with an alkali; hence, any similar compound of an essential oil.

satyaloka ::: the world (loka) of the "highest truth of being", the plane of sat, where the "soul may dwell in the principle of infinite unity of self-existence and be aware of all consciousness, energy, delight, knowledge, will, activity as conscious form of this essential truth, Sat or Satya".

satyam ::: truth; essential truth of being, one of the three terms ex- pressing the nature of vijñana (see satyam r.taṁ br.hat).

scapolite ::: n. --> A grayish white mineral occuring in tetragonal crystals and in cleavable masses. It is essentially a silicate of alumina and soda.

"Science is a right knowledge, in the end only of processes, but still the knowledge of processes too is part of a total wisdom and essential to a wide and a clear approach towards the deeper Truth behind.” Essays in Philosophy and Yoga

“Science is a right knowledge, in the end only of processes, but still the knowledge of processes too is part of a total wisdom and essential to a wide and a clear approach towards the deeper Truth behind.” Essays in Philosophy and Yoga

Science ::: When the ancient thinkers of India set themselves to study the soul of man in themselves and others, they, unlike any other nation or school of early thought, proceeded at once to a process which resembles exactly enough the process adopted by modern science in its study of physical phenomena. For their object was to study, arrange and utilise the forms, forces and working movements of consciousness, just as the modern physical Sciences study, arrange and utilize the forms, forces and working movements of objective Matter. The material with which they had to deal was more subtle, flexible and versatile than the most impalpable forces of which the physical Sciences have become aware; its motions were more elusive, its processes harder to fix; but once grasped and ascertained, the movements of consciousness were found by Vedic psychologists to be in their process and activity as regular, manageable and utilisable as the movements of physical forces. The powers of the soul can be as perfectly handled and as safely, methodically and puissantly directed to practical life-purposes of joy, power and light as the modern power of electricity can be used for human comfort, industrial and locomotive power and physical illumination; but the results to which they give room and effect are more wonderful and momentous than the results of motorpower and electric luminosity. For there is no difference of essential law in the physical and the psychical, but only a difference and undoubtedly a great difference of energy, instrumentation and exact process.
   Ref: CWSA Vol. 12, Page: 314


self-contained ::: a. --> Having self-control; reserved; uncommunicative; wholly engrossed in one&

SELF. ::: The Self is being, not a being. By Self is meant the conscious essential existence, one in all.

Self (the) ::: the Atman, the universal Spirit, the self-existent Being, the conscious essential Existence, one in all. The Self is being, not a being; it is the original and essential nature of our existence.

semiring ::: n. --> One of the incomplete rings of the upper part of the bronchial tubes of most birds. The semerings form an essential part of the syrinx, or musical organ, of singing birds.

"Sense is in fact the mental contact of the embodied consciousness with its surroundings. This contact is always essentially a mental phenomenon; but in fact it depends chiefly upon the development of certain physical organs of contact with objects and with their properties to whose images it is able by habit to give their mental values. What we call the physical senses have a double element, the physical-nervous impression of the object and the mental-nervous value we give to it, and the two together make up our seeing, hearing, smell, taste, touch with all those varieties of sensation of which they, and the touch chiefly, are the starting-point or first transmitting agency.” The Synthesis of Yoga

“Sense is in fact the mental contact of the embodied consciousness with its surroundings. This contact is always essentially a mental phenomenon; but in fact it depends chiefly upon the development of certain physical organs of contact with objects and with their properties to whose images it is able by habit to give their mental values. What we call the physical senses have a double element, the physical-nervous impression of the object and the mental-nervous value we give to it, and the two together make up our seeing, hearing, smell, taste, touch with all those varieties of sensation of which they, and the touch chiefly, are the starting-point or first transmitting agency.” The Synthesis of Yoga

siderostat ::: n. --> An apparatus consisting essentially of a mirror moved by clockwork so as to throw the rays of the sun or a star in a fixed direction; -- a more general term for heliostat.

speiss ::: n. --> A regulus consisting essentially of nickel, obtained as a residue in fusing cobalt and nickel ores with silica and sodium carbonate to make smalt.

spermaceti ::: n. --> A white waxy substance obtained from cavities in the head of the sperm whale, and used making candles, oilments, cosmetics, etc. It consists essentially of ethereal salts of palmitic acid with ethal and other hydrocarbon bases. The substance of spermaceti after the removal of certain impurities is sometimes called cetin.

spermatozoid ::: n. --> The male germ cell in animals and plants, the essential element in fertilization; a microscopic animalcule-like particle, usually provided with one or more cilia by which it is capable of active motion. In animals, the familiar type is that of a small, more or less ovoid head, with a delicate threadlike cilium, or tail. Called also spermatozoon. In plants the more usual term is antherozoid.

spikenard ::: n. --> An aromatic plant. In the United States it is the Aralia racemosa, often called spignet, and used as a medicine. The spikenard of the ancients is the Nardostachys Jatamansi, a native of the Himalayan region. From its blackish roots a perfume for the hair is still prepared in India.
A fragrant essential oil, as that from the Nardostachys Jatamansi.


spinelle ::: n. --> A mineral occuring in octahedrons of great hardness and various colors, as red, green, blue, brown, and black, the red variety being the gem spinel ruby. It consist essentially of alumina and magnesia, but commonly contains iron and sometimes also chromium.

spirit ::: 1. The principle of conscious life; the vital principle in humans, animating the body or mediating between body and soul. 2. A supernatural being. 3. The essential of anything. 4. An attitude or principle that inspires, animates, or pervades thought, feeling, or action. 5. A supernatural, incorporeal being, esp. one inhabiting a place, object, etc., or having a particular character. **spirit"s, spirits, spirit-depths, spirit-room, spirit-sense, spirit-space, World-spirit, World-Spirit.

sravan.a (sravana; çravana) ::: hearing; the ear; the subtle sense sravana (sūks.ma indriya) of hearing, "the essential hearing of which our apprehension of physical sound or the spoken word is only the most outward result", the means of sabdadr.s.t.i; the sense of hearing as a means of vis.ayananda.

Sri Aurobindo: "Every man is knowingly or unknowingly the instrument of a universal Power and, apart from the inner Presence, there is no such essential difference between one action and another, one kind of instrumentation and another as would warrant the folly of an egoistic pride. The difference between knowledge and ignorance is a grace of the Spirit; the breath of divine Power blows where it lists and fills today one and tomorrow another with the word or the puissance. If the potter shapes one pot more perfectly than another, the merit lies not in the vessel but the maker. The attitude of our mind must not be ‘This is my strength" or ‘Behold God"s power in me", but rather ‘A Divine Power works in this mind and body and it is the same that works in all men and in the animal, in the plant and in the metal, in conscious and living things and in things apparently inconscient and inanimate."” The Synthesis of Yoga

Sri Aurobindo: "His [the Titan"s] instincts call for a visible, tangible mastery and a sensational domination. How shall he feel sure of his empire unless he can feel something writhing helpless under his heel, — if in agony, so much the better? What is exploitation to him, unless it diminishes the exploited? To be able to coerce, exact, slay, overtly, irresistibly, — it is this that fills him with the sense of glory and dominion. For he is the son of division and the strong flowering of the Ego. To feel the comparative limitation of others is necessary to him that he may imagine himself immeasurable; for he has not the real, self-existent sense of infinity which no outward circumstance can abrogate. Contrast, division, negation of the wills and lives of others are essential to his self-development and self-assertion. The Titan would unify by devouring, not by harmonising; he must conquer and trample what is not himself either out of existence or into subservience so that his own image may stand out stamped upon all things and dominating all his environment.” Essays in Philosophy and Yoga

Sri Aurobindo: “His [the Titan’s] instincts call for a visible, tangible mastery and a sensational domination. How shall he feel sure of his empire unless he can feel something writhing helpless under his heel,—if in agony, so much the better? What is exploitation to him, unless it diminishes the exploited? To be able to coerce, exact, slay, overtly, irresistibly,—it is this that fills him with the sense of glory and dominion. For he is the son of division and the strong flowering of the Ego. To feel the comparative limitation of others is necessary to him that he may imagine himself immeasurable; for he has not the real, self-existent sense of infinity which no outward circumstance can abrogate. Contrast, division, negation of the wills and lives of others are essential to his self-development and self-assertion. The Titan would unify by devouring, not by harmonising; he must conquer and trample what is not himself either out of existence or into subservience so that his own image may stand out stamped upon all things and dominating all his environment.” Essays in Philosophy and Yoga

Sri Aurobindo: "The Absolute cannot indeed be bound in its nature to manifest a cosmos of relations, but neither can it be bound not to manifest any cosmos. It is not itself a sheer emptiness; for a vacant Absolute is no Absolute, — our conception of a Void or Zero is only a conceptual sign of our mental inability to know or grasp it: it bears in itself some ineffable essentiality of all that is and all that can be; and since it holds in itself this essentiality and this possibility, it must also hold in itself in some way of its absoluteness either the permanent truth or the inherent, even if latent, realisable actuality of all that is fundamental to our or the world"s existence.” *The Life Divine

Sri Aurobindo: "The Being is one, but this oneness is infinite and contains in itself an infinite plurality or multiplicity of itself: the One is the All; it is not only an essential Existence, but an All-Existence. The infinite multiplicity of the One and the eternal unity of the Many are the two realities or aspects of one reality on which the manifestation is founded.” *The Life Divine

Sri Aurobindo: "There is no necessity in the essential nature of mind, sense, life that they should be so limited: for the physical sense-organs are not the creators of sense-perceptions, but themselves the creation, the instruments and here a necessary convenience of the cosmic sense; the nervous system and vital organs are not the creators of life"s action and reaction, but themselves the creation, the instruments and here a necessary convenience of the cosmic Life-force; the brain is not the creator of thought, but itself the creation, the instrument and here a necessary convenience of the cosmic Mind. The necessity then is not absolute, but teleological; it is the result of a divine cosmic Will in the material universe which intends to posit here a physical relation between sense and its object, establishes here a material formula and law of Conscious-Force and creates by it physical images of Conscious-Being to serve as the initial, dominating and determining fact of the world in which we live. It is not a fundamental law of being, but a constructive principle necessitated by the intention of the Spirit to evolve in a world of Matter.” The Life Divine

Sri Aurobindo: “There is no necessity in the essential nature of mind, sense, life that they should be so limited: for the physical sense-organs are not the creators of sense-perceptions, but themselves the creation, the instruments and here a necessary convenience of the cosmic sense; the nervous system and vital organs are not the creators of life’s action and reaction, but themselves the creation, the instruments and here a necessary convenience of the cosmic Life-force; the brain is not the creator of thought, but itself the creation, the instrument and here a necessary convenience of the cosmic Mind. The necessity then is not absolute, but teleological; it is the result of a divine cosmic Will in the material universe which intends to posit here a physical relation between sense and its object, establishes here a material formula and law of Conscious-Force and creates by it physical images of Conscious-Being to serve as the initial, dominating and determining fact of the world in which we live. It is not a fundamental law of being, but a constructive principle necessitated by the intention of the Spirit to evolve in a world of Matter.” The Life Divine

*Sri Aurobindo: "The timeless Spirit is not necessarily a blank; it may hold all in itself, but in essence, without reference to time or form or relation or circumstance, perhaps in an eternal unity. Eternity is the common term between Time and the Timeless Spirit. What is in the Timeless unmanifested, implied, essential, appears in Time in movement, or at least in design and relation, in result and circumstance. These two then are the same Eternity or the same Eternal in a double status; they are a twofold status of being and consciousness, one an eternity of immobile status, the other an eternity of motion in status.” The Life Divine ::: "The spiritual fullness of the being is eternity; . . . ” The Life Divine

stereopticon ::: n. --> An instrument, consisting essentially of a magic lantern in which photographic pictures are used, by which the image of a landscape, or any object, may be thrown upon a screen in such a manner as to seem to stand out in relief, so as to form a striking and accurate representation of the object itself; also, a pair of magic lanterns for producing the effect of dissolving views.

sthula deha. ::: the gross body; the physical body made up of the five essential elements; lowest state of consciousness

strass ::: n. --> A brilliant glass, used in the manufacture of artificial paste gems, which consists essentially of a complex borosilicate of lead and potassium. Cf. Glass.

strategic ::: important in or essential to strategy; critical, key, crucial.

stuff ::: 1. The material out of which something is made or formed; substance. 2. The essential substance or elements of something; its essence. Also fig. earth-stuff, soul-stuff, world-stuff.

substance ::: 1. Essential nature; essence. 2. That of which a thing consists; physical matter or material. 3. That which is solid and practical in character, quality, or importance, as contrasted with an appearance or something unsubstantial.

Supermind consciousness. Overmind has not the integrality of the supramental truth but it is n'ell aware of the essential truth of things. Thus overmind gives to the Sacchidananda Brahman the character of a teeming infinite of possibilities which can be developed into worlds or one world.

Supermind is an eternal reality o£ the divine Being and the divine Nature. In its own plane it already and always exists and possesses its own essential Jaw of being ; it has not to be created or to emerge or evolve into existence out of involution in Matter or out of non-existence, as it might seem to the view of mind which itself seems to its own view to have so emerged from life and Matter or to have evolved out of an involution in life and Matter. The nature of Supermind is always the same, a being of knowledge, proceeding from truth to truth, creating or rather manifesting ^vbaf has to be manifested by the power of a pre-existent knowledge, not by hazard but by a self-existent destiny in the being itself, a necessity of the thing in itself and therefore inevitable. Its 'manifestation of the divine life will also be inevitable ; its own life on its oum plane is divine and, if

Supermind ::: The Supermind [Supramental consciousness] is in its very essence a truth-consciousness, a consciousness always free from the Ignorance which is the foundation of our present natural or evolutionary existence and from which nature in us is trying to arrive at self-knowledge and world-knowledge and a right consciousness and the right use of our existence in the universe. The Supermind, because it is a truth-consciousness, has this knowledge inherent in it and this power of true existence; its course is straight and can go direct to its aim, its field is wide and can even be made illimitable. This is because its very nature is knowledge: it has not to acquire knowledge but possesses it in its own right; its steps are not from nescience or ignorance into some imperfect light, but from truth to greater truth, from right perception to deeper perception, from intuition to intuition, from illumination to utter and boundless luminousness, from growing widenesses to the utter vasts and to very infinitude. On its summits it possesses the divine omniscience and omnipotence, but even in an evolutionary movement of its own graded self-manifestation by which it would eventually reveal its own highest heights, it must be in its very nature essentially free from ignorance and error: it starts from truth and light and moves always in truth and light. As its knowledge is always true, so too its will is always true; it does not fumble in its handling of things or stumble in its paces. In the Supermind feeling and emotion do not depart from their truth, make no slips or mistakes, do not swerve from the right and the real, cannot misuse beauty and delight or twist away from a divine rectitude. In the Supermind sense cannot mislead or deviate into the grossnesses which are here its natural imperfections and the cause of reproach, distrust and misuse by our ignorance. Even an incomplete statement made by the Supermind is a truth leading to a further truth, its incomplete action a step towards completeness. All the life and action and leading of the Supermind is guarded in its very nature from the falsehoods and uncertainties that are our lot; it moves in safety towards its perfection. Once the truth-consciousness was established here on its own sure foundation, the evolution of divine life would be a progress in felicity, a march through light to Ananda. Supermind is an eternal reality of the divine Being and the divine Nature. In its own plane it already and always exists and possesses its own essential law of being; it has not to be created or to emerge or evolve into existence out of involution in Matter or out of non-existence, as it might seem to the view of mind which itself seems to its own view to have so emerged from life and Matter or to have evolved out of an involution in life and Matter. The nature of Supermind is always the same, a being of knowledge, proceeding from truth to truth, creating or rather manifesting what has to be manifested by the power of a pre-existent knowledge, not by hazard but by a self-existent destiny in the being itself, a necessity of the thing in itself and th
   refore inevitable. Its -manifestation of the divine life will also be inevitable; its own life on its own plane is divine and, if Supermind descends upon the earth, it will bring necessarily the divine life with it and establish it here. Supermind is the grade of existence beyond mind, life and Matter and, as mind, life and Matter have manifested on the earth, so too must Supermind in the inevitable course of things manifest in this world of Matter. In fact, a supermind is already here but it is involved, concealed behind this manifest mind, life and Matter and not yet acting overtly or in its own power: if it acts, it is through these inferior powers and modified by their characters and so not yet recognisable. It is only by the approach and arrival of the descending Supermind that it can be liberated upon earth and reveal itself in the action of our material, vital and mental parts so that these lower powers can become portions of a total divinised activity of our whole being: it is that that will bring to us a completely realised divinity or the divine life. It is indeed so that life and mind involved in Matter have realised themselves here; for only what is involved can evolve, otherwise there could be no emergence. The manifestation of a supramental truth-consciousness is th
   refore the capital reality that will make the divine life possible. It is when all the movements of thought, impulse and action are governed and directed by a self-existent and luminously automatic truth-consciousness and our whole nature comes to be constituted by it and made of its stuff that the life divine will be complete and absolute. Even as it is, in reality though not in the appearance of things, it is a secret self-existent knowledge and truth that is working to manifest itself in the creation here. The Divine is already there immanent within us, ourselves are that in our inmost reality and it is this reality that we have to manifest; it is that which constitutes the urge towards the divine living and makes necessary the creation of the life divine even in this material existence. A manifestation of the Supermind and its truth-consciousness is then inevitable; it must happen in this world sooner or later. But it has two aspects, a descent from above, an ascent from below, a self-revelation of the Spirit, an evolution in Nature. The ascent is necessarily an effort, a working of Nature, an urge or nisus on her side to raise her lower parts by an evolutionary or revolutionary change, conversion or transformation into the divine reality and it may happen by a process and progress or by a rapid miracle. The descent or self-revelation of the Spirit is an act of the supreme Reality from above which makes the realisation possible and it can appear either as the divine aid which brings about the fulfilment of the progress and process or as the sanction of the miracle. Evolution, as we see it in this world, is a slow and difficult process and, indeed, needs usually ages to reach abiding results; but this is because it is in its nature an emergence from inconscient beginnings, a start from nescience and a working in the ignorance of natural beings by what seems to be an unconscious force. There can be, on the contrary, an evolution in the light and no longer in the darkness, in which the evolving being is a conscious participant and cooperator, and this is precisely what must take place here. Even in the effort and progress from the Ignorance to Knowledge this must be in part if not wholly the endeavour to be made on the heights of the nature, and it must be wholly that in the final movement towards the spiritual change, realisation, transformation. It must be still more so when there is a transition across the dividing line between the Ignorance and the Knowledge and the evolution is from knowledge to greater knowledge, from consciousness to greater consciousness, from being to greater being. There is then no longer any necessity for the slow pace of the ordinary evolution; there can be rapid conversion, quick transformation after transformation, what would seem to our normal present mind a succession of miracles. An evolution on the supramental levels could well be of that nature; it could be equally, if the being so chose, a more leisurely passage of one supramental state or condition of things to something beyond but still supramental, from level to divine level, a building up of divine gradations, a free growth to the supreme Supermind or beyond it to yet undreamed levels of being, consciousness and Ananda.
   Ref: CWSA Vol. 13, Page: 558-62


svabhavasakti (swabhavashakti) ::: force of the essential nature. svabhavasakti

svabhava (swabhava) ::: (literally "own-becoming") "the essential nature and self-principle of being of each becoming"; individual nature; temperament; "the general nature of things".

svabhava (Swabhava) ::: "own being", "own becoming"; the principle of self-becoming; nature, real nature; essential nature and self-principle of being of each becoming; the pure quality of the spirit in its inherent power of conscious will and in its characteristic force of action; spiritual temperament, inborn nature, essential character.

svarupa (Swarupa) ::: self-form, true form, essential form or figure.

svayamprakasa ::: supreme existence supremely aware of itself; direct or essential knowledge.

swarupa. ::: real form or real nature; one's true nature; the Self; one's actual or essential nature; the underlining Reality that pervades and supports all manifestation

table ::: 1. An article of furniture supported by one or more vertical legs and having a flat horizontal surface. 2. An engraved slab or tablet bearing an inscription or a device. 3. tables. The engraved tablets carrying sacred laws, etc. 4. An orderly arrangement of data, especially one in which the data are arranged in columns and rows in an essentially rectangular form.

. tam (brihat satyam ritam) ::: vastness, essential truth and ordered truth; see satyam r.taṁ br.hat. brhat br

. tam (satyam brihat ritam) ::: essential truth, wideness and ordered truth; see satyam r.taṁ br.hat.

tantalite ::: n. --> A heavy mineral of an iron-black color and submetallic luster. It is essentially a tantalate of iron.

tapas (Tapah) ::: "heat"; any kind of energism, askesis, austerity of conscious force acting upon itself or its object; the essential principle of energy.

tapoghanaloka ::: [world of dense essential conscious energy. (tapas) ].

tartar ::: n. --> A reddish crust or sediment in wine casks, consisting essentially of crude cream of tartar, and used in marking pure cream of tartar, tartaric acid, potassium carbonate, black flux, etc., and, in dyeing, as a mordant for woolen goods; -- called also argol, wine stone, etc.
A correction which often incrusts the teeth, consisting of salivary mucus, animal matter, and phosphate of lime.
A native or inhabitant of Tartary in Asia; a member of any


tasimer ::: n. --> An instrument for detecting or measuring minute extension or movements of solid bodies. It consists essentially of a small rod, disk, or button of carbon, forming part of an electrical circuit, the resistance of which, being varied by the changes of pressure produced by the movements of the object to be measured, causes variations in the strength of the current, which variations are indicated by a sensitive galvanometer. It is also used for measuring minute changes of temperature.

tattvajnana ::: knowledge of the essential principles of Being or essential modes of self-existence [tattvas].

tennantite ::: n. --> A blackish lead-gray mineral, closely related to tetrahedrite. It is essentially a sulphide of arsenic and copper.

tephrite ::: n. --> An igneous rock consisting essentially of plagioclase and either leucite or nephelite, or both.

terpene ::: n. --> Any one of a series of isomeric hydrocarbons of pleasant aromatic odor, occurring especially in coniferous plants and represented by oil of turpentine, but including also certain hydrocarbons found in some essential oils.

testicle ::: n. --> One of the essential male genital glands which secrete the semen.

:::   "The ancient Vedanta presents us with . . . the conception and experience of Brahman as the one universal and essential fact and of the nature of Brahman as Sachchidananda [Existence, Consciousness, Bliss]. In this view the essence of all life is the movement of a universal and immortal existence, the essence of all sensation and emotion is the play of a universal and self-existent delight in being, the essence of all thought and perception is the radiation of a universal and all-pervading truth, the essence of all activity is the progression of a universal and self-effecting good.” The Life Divine

“The ancient Vedanta presents us with . . . the conception and experience of Brahman as the one universal and essential fact and of the nature of Brahman as Sachchidananda [Existence, Consciousness, Bliss]. In this view the essence of all life is the movement of a universal and immortal existence, the essence of all sensation and emotion is the play of a universal and self-existent delight in being, the essence of all thought and perception is the radiation of a universal and all-pervading truth, the essence of all activity is the progression of a universal and self-effecting good.” The Life Divine

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

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

"The essential character of Supermind is a Truth-consciousness which knows by its own inherent right of nature, by its own light: it has not to arrive at knowledge but possesses it.” Essays in Philosophy and Yoga

“The essential character of Supermind is a Truth-consciousness which knows by its own inherent right of nature, by its own light: it has not to arrive at knowledge but possesses it.” Essays in Philosophy and Yoga

The concept of original evidence is accordingly relativized and broadened to include all kinds of consciousness in which the intended object is given in the most original manner possible for an object of its kind and status. Thus, e.g., clear direct remembering is original evidence of one's own retained past, qua past, and perceptive empathy is original evidence of another's consciousness. Evidence of every kind (and in each of the above-defined senses) has its parallel in phantasy (fictive consciousness). Fictive empirical evidence involves non-fictive evidence of the essential possibility of an individual having the fictively presented determinations. The evident incompatibility of fictively experienced determinations is evidence of the essential impossibility of any individual having such determinations. Apodictic evidence is evidence together with the further evidence that no conflicting evidence is essentially possible. Essential possibilities, impossibilities, and necessities, admit of apodictic evidence. The only actual individual object that can be an object of apodictic evidence is one's own subjectivity. Evidence is not to be confounded with certainty of positing (see Modality) nor conceived as restricted to apodictic evidence. Furthermore, it is evident that no evidence is a talisman against error. What is evident in one process may evidently conflict with what is evident in another, or, again, the range of evidence may be overestimated. Evidence is exemplified in valuing and willing as well as in believing. It is the source of all objective sense (see Apperception and Genesis) and the basis of all rationality (see Reason). -- D.C.

The early Greek notion of the universe as ordered by destiny or fate was gradually refined until the time of Plato and Aristotle who conceived the world as ordered by an intelligent principle (nous) of divine justice or harmony; Plato, Philebus, 30: ". . . there is in the universe a cause of no mean power, which orders and arranges . . ."; and Aristotle, Physics, 252a-12: "nature is everywhere the cause of order". This cosmic view was an essential element of the Stoic metaphysics, and was later incorporated into medieval philosophy and theology as the divine governance or ordering of creation, i.e. providence.

The idealistic doctrine known as Conceptual Realism identifies the logical (and at times the perceptual) content of experience with universals (essences, objectives, subsistents, etc.) considered as non-mental, i.e. as essentially independent of cognitive subjects.

The idea of the three essential modes of Nature is a creation of the ancient Indian thinkers and its truth is not at once obvious, because it was the result of long psychological experiment and profound internal experience. Th
   refore without a long inner experience, without intimate self-observation and intuitive perception of the Nature-forces it is difficult to grasp accurately or firmly utilise. Still certain broad indications may help the seeker on the Way of Works to understand, analyse and control by his assent or
   refusal the combinations of his own nature. These modes are termed in the Indian books qualities, gunas, and are given the names sattva, rajas, tamas. Sattwa is the force of equilibrium and translates in quality as good and harmony and happiness and light; rajas is the force of kinesis and translates in quality as struggle and effort, passion and action; tamas is the force of inconscience and inertia and translates in quality as obscurity and incapacity and inaction. Ordinarily used for psychological self-analysis, these distinctions are valid also in physical Nature. Each thing and every existence in the lower Prakriti contains them and its process and dynamic form are the result of the interaction of these qualitative powers.
   Ref: CWSA Vol. 23-24, Page: 232-233


The Ineffable: *Sri Aurobindo: "It is this essential indeterminability of the Absolute that translates itself into our consciousness through the fundamental negating positives of our spiritual experience, the immobile immutable Self, the Nirguna Brahman, the Eternal without qualities, the pure featureless One Existence, the Impersonal, the Silence void of activities, the Non-being, the Ineffable and the Unknowable. On the other side it is the essence and source of all determinations, and this dynamic essentiality manifests to us through the fundamental affirming positives in which the Absolute equally meets us; for it is the Self that becomes all things, the Saguna Brahman, the Eternal with infinite qualities, the One who is the Many, the infinite Person who is the source and foundation of all persons and personalities, the Lord of creation, the Word, the Master of all works and action; it is that which being known all is known: these affirmatives correspond to those negatives. For it is not possible in a supramental cognition to split asunder the two sides of the One Existence, — even to speak of them as sides is excessive, for they are in each other, their co-existence or one-existence is eternal and their powers sustaining each other found the self-manifestation of the Infinite.” The Life Divine

  "The other parts of our natural composition are not only mutable but perishable; but the psychic entity in us persists and is fundamentally the same always: it contains all essential possibilities of our manifestation but is not constituted by them; it is not limited by what it manifests, not contained by the incomplete forms of the manifestation, not tarnished by the imperfections and impurities, the defects and depravations of the surface being. It is an ever-pure flame of the divinity in things and nothing that comes to it, nothing that enters into our experience can pollute its purity or extinguish the flame.” *The Life Divine

“The other parts of our natural composition are not only mutable but perishable; but the psychic entity in us persists and is fundamentally the same always: it contains all essential possibilities of our manifestation but is not constituted by them; it is not limited by what it manifests, not contained by the incomplete forms of the manifestation, not tarnished by the imperfections and impurities, the defects and depravations of the surface being. It is an ever-pure flame of the divinity in things and nothing that comes to it, nothing that enters into our experience can pollute its purity or extinguish the flame.” The Life Divine

“The Overmind is a principle of cosmic Truth and a vast and endless catholicity is its very spirit; its energy is an all-dynamism as well as a principle of separate dynamisms: it is a sort of inferior Supermind,—although it is concerned predominantly not with absolutes, but with what might be called the dynamic potentials or pragmatic truths of Reality, or with absolutes mainly for their power of generating pragmatic or creative values, although, too, its comprehension of things is more global than integral, since its totality is built up of global wholes or constituted by separate independent realities uniting or coalescing together, and although the essential unity is grasped by it and felt to be basic of things and pervasive in their manifestation, but no longer as in the Supermind their intimate and ever-present secret, their dominating continent, the overt constant builder of the harmonic whole of their activity and nature.” The Life Divine

“The Overmind is essentially a spiritual power. Mind in it surpasses its ordinary self and rises and takes its stand on a spiritual foundation. It embraces beauty and sublimates it; it has an essential aesthesis which is not limited by rules and canons, it sees a universal and an eternal beauty while it takes up and transforms all that is limited and particular. It is besides concerned with things other than beauty or aesthetics. It is concerned especially with truth and knowledge or rather with a wisdom that exceeds what we call knowledge; its truth goes beyond truth of fact and truth of thought, even the higher thought which is the first spiritual range of the thinker. It has the truth of spiritual thought, spiritual feeling, spiritual sense and at its highest the truth that comes by the most intimate spiritual touch or by identity. Ultimately, truth and beauty come together and coincide, but in between there is a difference. Overmind in all its dealings puts truth first; it brings out the essential truth (and truths) in things and also its infinite possibilities; it brings out even the truth that lies behind falsehood and error; it brings out the truth of the Inconscient and the truth of the Superconscient and all that lies in between. When it speaks through poetry, this remains its first essential quality; a limited aesthetical artistic aim is not its purpose.” Letters on Savitri

— the perfection of the traigun.ya or trigun.a: that part of the mukti or liberation of the nature in which, when the being has transcended the gun.as and is trigun.atita, the gun.as are transformed and unified so that "the three lower unequal modes pass into an equal triune mode"; tamas, rajas and sattva then "go back to their divine principles" in "three essential powers of the Divine", termed sama, tapas (or pravr.tti) and prakasa, "which are not merely existent in a perfect equilibrium of quietude, but unified in a perfect consensus of divine action".

The philosophies which recognise Mind alone as the creator of the worlds or accept an original principle with Mind as the only mediator between it and the forms of the universe, may be divided into the purely noumenal and the idealistic. The purely noumenal recognise in the cosmos only the work of Mind, Thought, Idea: but Idea may be purely arbitrary and have no essential relation to any real Truth of existence; such Truth, if it exists, may be regarded as a mere Absolute aloof from all relations and irreconcilable with a world of relations. The idealistic interpretation supposes a relation between the Truth behind and the conceptive phenomenon in front, a relation which is not merely that of an antinomy and opposition. The view I am presenting goes farther in idealism; it sees the creative Idea as Real-Idea, that is to say, a power of Conscious Force expressive of real being, born out of real being and partaking of its nature and neither a child of the Void nor a weaver of fictions. It is conscious Reality throwing itself into mutable forms of its own imperishable and immutable substance.
   Ref: CWSA Vol. 21-22, Page: 125


"The real motive power of the life of the soul is Will; desire is only a deformation of will in the dominant bodily life and physical mind. The essential turn of the soul to possession and enjoyment of the world consists in a will to delight, and the enjoyment of the satisfaction of craving is only a vital and physical degradation of the will to delight. It is essential that we should distinguish between pure will and desire, between the inner will to delight and the outer lust and craving of the mind and body.” The Synthesis of Yoga

“The real motive power of the life of the soul is Will; desire is only a deformation of will in the dominant bodily life and physical mind. The essential turn of the soul to possession and enjoyment of the world consists in a will to delight, and the enjoyment of the satisfaction of craving is only a vital and physical degradation of the will to delight. It is essential that we should distinguish between pure will and desire, between the inner will to delight and the outer lust and craving of the mind and body.” The Synthesis of Yoga

"There are, according to the Sankhya philosophy accepted in this respect by the Gita, three essential qualities or modes of the world-energy and therefore also of human nature, sattva, the mode of poise, knowledge and satisfaction, rajas, the mode of passion, action and struggling emotion, tamas, the mode of ignorance and inertia.” Essays on the Gita

“There are, according to the Sankhya philosophy accepted in this respect by the Gita, three essential qualities or modes of the world-energy and therefore also of human nature, sattva, the mode of poise, knowledge and satisfaction, rajas, the mode of passion, action and struggling emotion, tamas, the mode of ignorance and inertia.” Essays on the Gita

  "There is always the personal and the impersonal side of the Divine and the Truth and it is a mistake to think the impersonal alone to be true or important, for that leads to a void incompleteness in part of the being, while only one side is given satisfaction. Impersonality belongs to the intellectual mind and the static self, personality to the soul and heart and dynamic being. Those who disregard the personal Divine ignore something which is profound and essential.” Letters on Yoga :::   Impersonal"s.

“There is always the personal and the impersonal side of the Divine and the Truth and it is a mistake to think the impersonal alone to be true or important, for that leads to a void incompleteness in part of the being, while only one side is given satisfaction. Impersonality belongs to the intellectual mind and the static self, personality to the soul and heart and dynamic being. Those who disregard the personal Divine ignore something which is profound and essential.” Letters on Yoga

There is no necessity of losing consciousness when you medi- tate. It is the widening and change of the consciousness that is essential.

"The Self is being, not a being. By Self is meant the conscious essential existence, one in all.” Letters on Yoga

“The Self is being, not a being. By Self is meant the conscious essential existence, one in all.” Letters on Yoga

The soul or psyche is immutable only^ in the sense that it contains all the possibilities of the Divine within it, but it has to evolve them and in its evolution it assumes the form of a developing ps3'cbic individual evolving in tbS manifestation the individual Prakriti and taking part Jn the evolution. It is the spark of the Divine J^re that grows behind the mind, vital and physical by means of the psychic being until h is able to transform the Prakriti of Ignorance into a Prakriti of Knowledge. This evolving psychic being is not therefore at any time all that the soul or essential psychic existence bears within it.

"The spirit is an essential entity or consciousness which does not need to think or perceive either in the mental or the sensory way, because whatever knowledge it has is direct or essential knowledge.” Letters on Yoga

“The spirit is an essential entity or consciousness which does not need to think or perceive either in the mental or the sensory way, because whatever knowledge it has is direct or essential knowledge.” Letters on Yoga

"The Supermind is in its very essence a truth-consciousness, a consciousness always free from the Ignorance which is the foundation of our present natural or evolutionary existence and from which nature in us is trying to arrive at self-knowledge and world-knowledge and a right consciousness and the right use of our existence in the universe. The Supermind, because it is a truth-consciousness, has this knowledge inherent in it and this power of true existence; its course is straight and can go direct to its aim, its field is wide and can even be made illimitable. This is because its very nature is knowledge: it has not to acquire knowledge but possesses it in its own right; its steps are not from nescience or ignorance into some imperfect light, but from truth to greater truth, from right perception to deeper perception, from intuition to intuition, from illumination to utter and boundless luminousness, from growing widenesses to the utter vasts and to very infinitude. On its summits it possesses the divine omniscience and omnipotence, but even in an evolutionary movement of its own graded self-manifestation by which it would eventually reveal its own highest heights it must be in its very nature essentially free from ignorance and error: it starts from truth and light and moves always in truth and light. As its knowledge is always true, so too its will is always true; it does not fumble in its handling of things or stumble in its paces. In the Supermind feeling and emotion do not depart from their truth, make no slips or mistakes, do not swerve from the right and the real, cannot misuse beauty and delight or twist away from a divine rectitude. In the Supermind sense cannot mislead or deviate into the grossnesses which are here its natural imperfections and the cause of reproach, distrust and misuse by our ignorance. Even an incomplete statement made by the Supermind is a truth leading to a further truth, its incomplete action a step towards completeness.” The Supramental Manifestation

“The Supermind is in its very essence a truth-consciousness, a consciousness always free from the Ignorance which is the foundation of our present natural or evolutionary existence and from which nature in us is trying to arrive at self-knowledge and world-knowledge and a right consciousness and the right use of our existence in the universe. The Supermind, because it is a truth-consciousness, has this knowledge inherent in it and this power of true existence; its course is straight and can go direct to its aim, its field is wide and can even be made illimitable. This is because its very nature is knowledge: it has not to acquire knowledge but possesses it in its own right; its steps are not from nescience or ignorance into some imperfect light, but from truth to greater truth, from right perception to deeper perception, from intuition to intuition, from illumination to utter and boundless luminousness, from growing widenesses to the utter vasts and to very infinitude. On its summits it possesses the divine omniscience and omnipotence, but even in an evolutionary movement of its own graded self-manifestation by which it would eventually reveal its own highest heights it must be in its very nature essentially free from ignorance and error: it starts from truth and light and moves always in truth and light. As its knowledge is always true, so too its will is always true; it does not fumble in its handling of things or stumble in its paces. In the Supermind feeling and emotion do not depart from their truth, make no slips or mistakes, do not swerve from the right and the real, cannot misuse beauty and delight or twist away from a divine rectitude. In the Supermind sense cannot mislead or deviate into the grossnesses which are here its natural imperfections and the cause of reproach, distrust and misuse by our ignorance. Even an incomplete statement made by the Supermind is a truth leading to a further truth, its incomplete action a step towards completeness.” The Supramental Manifestation

thienyl ::: n. --> The hypothetical radical C4H3S, regarded as the essential residue of thiophene and certain of its derivatives.

thionyl ::: n. --> The hypothetical radical SO, regarded as an essential constituent of certain sulphurous compounds; as, thionyl chloride.

This is because its very nature is knowledge ::: it has not to acquire knowledge but possesses it in itS own right ; its steps are not from nescience or ignorance into some imperfect light, but from truth to greater truth, from right perception to deeper per- ception, from intuition to intuition, from illumination to utter end boundless luminousness, from growing widenesses to the utter vasts and to very infinitude. On its summits it possesses the divine omniscience and omnipotence, but even in an evolutionary movement of its own graded self-manifestation by which it would eventually reveal its own highest heights it must be in its very nature essentially free from ignorance and error ::: it starts from truth and light and moves always in troth and light. As its know- ledge is always true, so too its will is always true ; it does not fumble in its handling of things or stumble in its paces. In the

thorite ::: n. --> A mineral of a brown to black color, or, as in the variety orangite, orange-yellow. It is essentially a silicate of thorium.

Though Socrates, Plato and Aristotle had propounded doctrines of virtues, they were concerned essentially with Good rather than with rightness of action as such. The Stoics were the first to develop and popularize the notion that man has a duty to live virtuously, reasonably and fittingly, regardless of considerations of human happiness. Certain elements in Rabbinical legalism and the Christian Gospel strained in the same direction, notably the concept of the supreme and absolute law of God. But it was Kant who pressed the logic of duty to its final conclusion. The supreme law of duty, the categorical imperative (q.v.), is revealed intuitively by the pure rational will and strives to determine the moral agent to obey only that law which can be willed universally without contradiction, regardless of consequences.

"Thought is not essential to existence nor its cause, but it is an instrument for becoming; I become what I see in myself. All that thought suggests to me, I can do; all that thought reveals in me, I can become. This should be man"s unshakable faith in himself, because God dwells in him.” Essays in Philosophy and Yoga

“Thought is not essential to existence nor its cause, but it is an instrument for becoming; I become what I see in myself. All that thought suggests to me, I can do; all that thought reveals in me, I can become. This should be man’s unshakable faith in himself, because God dwells in him.” Essays in Philosophy and Yoga

Titan ::: : “His [the Titan’s] instincts call for a visible, tangible mastery and a sensational domination. How shall he feel sure of his empire unless he can feel something writhing helpless under his heel,—if in agony, so much the better? What is exploitation to him, unless it diminishes the exploited? To be able to coerce, exact, slay, overtly, irresistibly,—it is this that fills him with the sense of glory and dominion. For he is the son of division and the strong flowering of the Ego. To feel the comparative limitation of others is necessary to him that he may imagine himself immeasurable; for he has not the real, self-existent sense of infinity which no outward circumstance can abrogate. Contrast, division, negation of the wills and lives of others are essential to his self-development and self-assertion. The Titan would unify by devouring, not by harmonising; he must conquer and trample what is not himself either out of existence or into subservience so that his own image may stand out stamped upon all things and dominating all his environment.” Essays in Philosophy and Yoga

tourniquet ::: n. --> An instrument for arresting hemorrhage. It consists essentially of a pad or compress upon which pressure is made by a band which is tightened by a screw or other means.

true ::: 1. Faithful, as to a friend, vow, or cause; loyal. 2. Real, genuine, authentic. 3. Consistent with fact or reality; not false or erroneous. 4. Being or reflecting the essential or genuine character of something. 5. Proper. 6. Sincere; not deceitful. 7. Reliable; accurate: truer, truest, half-true.

Truth-Consciousness ::: the Supermind; the consciousness of essential truth of being (satyam), of ordered truth of active being (rtam), and the vast self-awareness (brhat) in which alone this consciousness is possible.

turiyavastha. ::: the highest state of consciousness in which the essential nature of the Self is experienced; the pure, tranquil and steady state of superconsciousness in which all discriminating and differentiating attributes are transcended and dissolved in the eternal Reality of Brahman &

typical ::: a. --> Of the nature of a type; representing something by a form, model, or resemblance; emblematic; prefigurative.
Combining or exhibiting the essential characteristics of a group; as, a typical genus.


uckewallist ::: n. --> One of a sect of rigid Anabaptists, which originated in 1637, and whose tenets were essentially the same as those of the Mennonists. In addition, however, they held that Judas and the murderers of Christ were saved. So called from the founder of the sect, Ucke Wallis, a native of Friesland.

unessential ::: a. --> Not essential; not of prime importance; not indispensable; unimportant.
Void of essence, or real being. ::: n. --> Something not constituting essence, or something which is not of absolute necessity; as, forms are among the unessentials of


unessentially ::: adv. --> In an unessential manner.

uniformitarian ::: a. --> Of, pertaining to, or designating, the view or doctrine that existing causes, acting in the same manner and with essentially the same intensity as at the present time, are sufficient to account for all geological changes. ::: n. --> One who accepts uniformitarianism, or the

uran-ochre ::: n. --> A yellow, earthy incrustation, consisting essentially of the oxide of uranium, but more or less impure.

ūta (panchabhuta) ::: the five bhūtas or "elements, as it is rendered, but rather elemental or essential conditions of material being to which are given the concrete names of earth [pr.thivi1], water [jala],fire [tejas or agni1], air [vayu1] and ether [akasa]". pañcapr ñcaprana

Vacant mind ; There is no thought, no conception, no mental action of any kind, except an essential perception of things without the formed idea.

valeryl ::: n. --> The hypothetical radical C5H9O, regarded as the essential nucleus of certain valeric acid derivatives.

vascular ::: a. --> Consisting of, or containing, vessels as an essential part of a structure; full of vessels; specifically (Bot.), pertaining to, or containing, special ducts, or tubes, for the circulation of sap.
Operating by means of, or made up of an arrangement of, vessels; as, the vascular system in animals, including the arteries, veins, capillaries, lacteals, etc.
Of or pertaining to the vessels of animal and vegetable bodies; as, the vascular functions.


vaseline ::: n. --> A yellowish translucent substance, almost odorless and tasteless, obtained as a residue in the purification of crude petroleum, and consisting essentially of a mixture of several of the higher members of the paraffin series. It is used as an unguent, and for various purposes in the arts. See the Note under Petrolatum.

verdigris ::: n. --> A green poisonous substance used as a pigment and drug, obtained by the action of acetic acid on copper, and consisting essentially of a complex mixture of several basic copper acetates.
The green rust formed on copper. ::: v. t. --> To cover, or coat, with verdigris.


vichy water ::: --> A mineral water found at Vichy, France. It is essentially an effervescent solution of sodium, calcium, and magnetism carbonates, with sodium and potassium chlorides; also, by extension, any artificial or natural water resembling in composition the Vichy water proper. Called also, colloquially, Vichy.

visarga ::: the creative impulse and energy which looses out things from the first essential self-becoming. ::: visargah [nominative]

viscin ::: n. --> A clear, viscous, tasteless substance extracted from the mucilaginous sap of the mistletoe (Viscum album), holly, etc., and constituting an essential ingredient of birdlime.

vital ::: 1. Of or pertaining to life. 2. Being the seat or source of life. 3. Necessary to life. 4. Necessary to the existence, continuance, or well-being of something; indispensable; essential.

vital ::: a. --> Belonging or relating to life, either animal or vegetable; as, vital energies; vital functions; vital actions.
Contributing to life; necessary to, or supporting, life; as, vital blood.
Containing life; living.
Being the seat of life; being that on which life depends; mortal.
Very necessary; highly important; essential.


vitals ::: n. pl. --> Organs that are necessary for life; more especially, the heart, lungs, and brain.
Fig.: The part essential to the life or health of anything; as, the vitals of a state.


void ::: “The Absolute cannot indeed be bound in its nature to manifest a cosmos of relations, but neither can it be bound not to manifest any cosmos. It is not itself a sheer emptiness; for a vacant Absolute is no Absolute,—our conception of a Void or Zero is only a conceptual sign of our mental inability to know or grasp it: it bears in itself some ineffable essentiality of all that is and all that can be; and since it holds in itself this essentiality and this possibility, it must also hold in itself in some way of its absoluteness either the permanent truth or the inherent, even if latent, realisable actuality of all that is fundamental to our or the world’s existence.” The Life Divine

volumescope ::: n. --> An instrument consisting essentially of a glass tube provided with a graduated scale, for exhibiting to the eye the changes of volume of a gas or gaseous mixture resulting from chemical action, and the like.

vyana ::: [one of the five pranas]: it pervades the whole body and distributes the vital energies throughout the body; on it depend the circulation of the blood and the distribution of the essential part of the food eaten and digested throughout the body.

Wang Yang-ming considered desire as an obstacle to the mind. The Neo-Confucians of the Ch'ing period, especially Tai Tung-yuan (1723-1777), however, argued that since desire is part of our nature, it has its rightful place, just as the vital force has its rightful place beside Reason. The main problem then would be to attain the harmony of human passion (ch'ing) and the originally good human nature (hsing). Thus Neo-Confucianism reasserted the principle of central harmony (chung yung), and central harmony is the Moral Law (tao). This Law finds expression in constant and orderly transformation, the realization of which is Reason. It will be seen that Neo-Confucianism is essentially compatible with western philosophy and science. It is to be expected, therefore, that both Neo-Confucianism and western thought will play a great role in any future philosophy in China. -- W.T.C

well-being ::: n. --> The state or condition of being well; welfare; happiness; prosperity; as, virtue is essential to the well-being of men or of society.

"We see that the Absolute, the Self, the Divine, the Spirit, the Being is One; the Transcendental is one, the Cosmic is one: but we see also that beings are many and each has a self, a spirit, a like yet different nature. And since the spirit and essence of things is one, we are obliged to admit that all these many must be that One, and it follows that the One is or has become many; but how can the limited or relative be the Absolute and how can man or beast or bird be the Divine Being? But in erecting this apparent contradiction the mind makes a double error. It is thinking in the terms of the mathematical finite unit which is sole in limitation, the one which is less than two and can become two only by division and fragmentation or by addition and multiplication; but this is an infinite Oneness, it is the essential and infinite Oneness which can contain the hundred and the thousand and the million and billion and trillion. Whatever astronomic or more than astronomic figures you heap and multiply, they cannot overpass or exceed that Oneness; for, in the language of the Upanishad, it moves not, yet is always far in front when you would pursue and seize it. It can be said of it that it would not be the infinite Oneness if it were not capable of an infinite multiplicity; but that does not mean that the One is plural or can be limited or described as the sum of the Many: on the contrary, it can be the infinite Many because it exceeds all limitation or description by multiplicity and exceeds at the same time all limitation by finite conceptual oneness.” The Life Divine

“We see that the Absolute, the Self, the Divine, the Spirit, the Being is One; the Transcendental is one, the Cosmic is one: but we see also that beings are many and each has a self, a spirit, a like yet different nature. And since the spirit and essence of things is one, we are obliged to admit that all these many must be that One, and it follows that the One is or has become many; but how can the limited or relative be the Absolute and how can man or beast or bird be the Divine Being? But in erecting this apparent contradiction the mind makes a double error. It is thinking in the terms of the mathematical finite unit which is sole in limitation, the one which is less than two and can become two only by division and fragmentation or by addition and multiplication; but this is an infinite Oneness, it is the essential and infinite Oneness which can contain the hundred and the thousand and the million and billion and trillion. Whatever astronomic or more than astronomic figures you heap and multiply, they cannot overpass or exceed that Oneness; for, in the language of the Upanishad, it moves not, yet is always far in front when you would pursue and seize it. It can be said of it that it would not be the infinite Oneness if it were not capable of an infinite multiplicity; but that does not mean that the One is plural or can be limited or described as the sum of the Many: on the contrary, it can be the infinite Many because it exceeds all limitation or description by multiplicity and exceeds at the same time all limitation by finite conceptual oneness.” The Life Divine

*What is meant here is the Divine in its essential manifestation which reveals itself to us as Light and Consciousness, Power, Love and Beauty. But in its actual cosmic manifestation the Supreme, being the Infinite and not bound by any limitation, can manifest in itself, in its consciousness of innumerable possibilities, something that seems to be the opposite of itself, something in which there can be Darkness, Inconscience, Inertia, Insensibility, Disharmony and Disintegration. It is this that we see at the basis of the material world and speak of nowadays as the Inconscient—the inconscient Ocean of the Rigveda in which the One was hidden and arose in the form of this Universe,— or, as it is sometimes called, the non-being, Asat. The Ignorance which is the characteristic of our mind and life is the result of this origin in the Inconscience. Moreover, in the evolution out of inconscient existence there rise up naturally powers and beings which are interested in the maintenance of all negations of the Divine, error and unconsciousness, pain, suffering, obscurity, death, weakness, illness, disharmony, evil. Hence the perversion of the manifestation here, its inability to reveal the true essence of the Divine. Yet in the very base of this evolution all that is divine is there involved and pressing to evolve, Light, Consciousness, Power, Perfection, Beauty, Love. For in the Inconscient itself and behind the perversions of the Ignorance Divine Consciousness lies concealed and works and must more and more appear, throwing off in the end its disguises. That is why it is said that the world is called to express the Divine.

"What we have called specifically the Mind of Light is indeed the last of a series of descending planes of consciousness in which the Supermind veils itself by a self-chosen limitation or modification of its self-manifesting activities, but its essential character remains the same: there is in it an action of light, of truth, of knowledge in which inconscience, ignorance and error claim no place.” Essays in Philosophy and Yoga*

“What we have called specifically the Mind of Light is indeed the last of a series of descending planes of consciousness in which the Supermind veils itself by a self-chosen limitation or modification of its self-manifesting activities, but its essential character remains the same: there is in it an action of light, of truth, of knowledge in which inconscience, ignorance and error claim no place.” Essays in Philosophy and Yoga

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

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

"When we study this Life as it manifests itself upon earth with Matter as its basis, we observe that essentially it is a form of the one cosmic Energy, a dynamic movement or current of it positive and negative, a constant act or play of the Force which builds up forms, energises them by a continual stream of stimulation and maintains them by an unceasing process of disintegration and renewal of their substance. This would tend to show that the natural opposition we make between death and life is an error of our mentality, one of those false oppositions — false to inner truth though valid in surface practical experience — which, deceived by appearances, it is constantly bringing into the universal unity.” The Life Divine ::: *life"s, life-born, life-curve, life-delight"s, life-drift, life-foam, life-giving, life-impulse, life-impulse"s, life-motives, life-nature"s, life-pain, life-plan, life-power, life-room, life-scene, life-self, life-thought, life-wants, all-life, sense-life.

“When we study this Life as it manifests itself upon earth with Matter as its basis, we observe that essentially it is a form of the one cosmic Energy, a dynamic movement or current of it positive and negative, a constant act or play of the Force which builds up forms, energises them by a continual stream of stimulation and maintains them by an unceasing process of disintegration and renewal of their substance. This would tend to show that the natural opposition we make between death and life is an error of our mentality, one of those false oppositions—false to inner truth though valid in surface practical experience—which, deceived by appearances, it is constantly bringing into the universal unity.” The Life Divine

witness ::: v. i. --> Attestation of a fact or an event; testimony.
That which furnishes evidence or proof.
One who is cognizant; a person who beholds, or otherwise has personal knowledge of, anything; as, an eyewitness; an earwitness.
One who testifies in a cause, or gives evidence before a judicial tribunal; as, the witness in court agreed in all essential facts.


Wi'uesi It does not alter its essential nature.

wool ::: n. --> The soft and curled, or crisped, species of hair which grows on sheep and some other animals, and which in fineness sometimes approaches to fur; -- chiefly applied to the fleecy coat of the sheep, which constitutes a most essential material of clothing in all cold and temperate climates.
Short, thick hair, especially when crisped or curled.
A sort of pubescence, or a clothing of dense, curling hairs on the surface of certain plants.


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1:Our essential nature is happiness. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi
2:Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own." ~ Robert Heinlei @aax9
3:Unalloyed love of God is the essential thing. All else is unreal. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
4:The essential principles of things are hidden from us.... ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, Commentary on Aristotle's De Anima 1.1.15,
5:An angel is an essential intellectual motion about God and the causes of things.... ~ John Scotus Eriugena, Periphyseon I (444b),
6:Sight is the essential poetic gift. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Future Poetry, Poetic Vision and the Mantra,
7:Know the true definition of yourself. That is essential. Then, when you know your own definition, flee from it. ~ Jalaluddin Rumi,
8:Renunciation of desires: the essential condition for realisation.
   ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II, [T2],
9:The essential is to think that anything you are doing has to become the occasion for slashing. You must examine this well. ~ Miyamoto Musashi,
10:Essential mentality is idealistic and a seeker after perfection. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, The Threefold Life,
11:Self-conscious existence is the essential nature of the Being; that is Sat or Purusha.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga,
12:But opinions, judgments, memories, dreaming about the future—ninety percent of the thoughts spinning around in our heads have no essential reality." ~ Joko Beck,
13:Purification is an essential means towards self-perfection. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, The Perfection of the Mental Being,
14:He who knows ten should only teach nine." ~ Far Eastern Saying. From: "The Essential Rene Guenon: Metaphysics, Tradition, and the Crisis of Modernity,", (2009), p.272.,
15:Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read. ~ Groucho Marx, The Essential Groucho: Writings For By And About Groucho Marx ,
16:The sovereign and universal remedy is the contemplation of the One. To think only of Him and to serve Him at all times is essential for every human being. ~ SRI ANANDAMAYI MA,
17:What is the good in doing Japa for a whole day if there is no concentration of mind? Collectedness of one's mind is essential, then only His grace descends. ~ Sri Sarada Devi,
18:To pray to the Divine and to surrender oneself entirely and in all sincerity to Him are the essential preliminary conditions. ~ The Mother, 24-10-1971,
19:The widest spirituality does not exclude or discourage any essential human activity or faculty. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Human Cycle, Reason and Religion,
20:The essential gravity of sins committed against one's neighbor must be weighed by the injury they inflict on him ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 2-2.73.3).,
21:Attach thyself to the sense of-things and not to their form. The sense is the essential, the form is only an encumbrance. ~ Attar of Nishapur, the Eternal Wisdom
22:Unless one follows the principle, "That which is essential to be reformed is only my own mind", one's mind will become more and more impure by seeing the defects of others. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
23:What is there in learning and scholarship? You can attain God by calling upon Him with a yearning heart. Knowledge of different kinds is not essential. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
24:Without strict Brahmacharya it is not possible for any one to hold fast to great ideals. To secure the full development and vitality of the body, brain and mind, Brahmacharya is essential. ~ SWAMI BRAHMANANDA,
25:Stern self-discipline is absolutely essential. Self-discipline does not mean suppression, but taming the brute within. It means humanization of the animal and spiritualization of the human. ~ Swami Sivananda Saraswati,
26:To get the universal Ananda all our instruments must learn to take not any partial or perverse, but the essential joy of all things. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, The Way of Equality,
27:It is essential to happiness that our way of living should spring from our own deep impulses and not from the accidental tastes and desires of those who happen to be our neighbors, or even our relations. ~ Bertrand Russell,
28:The difference between suppression and an inward essential rejection is the difference between mental or moral control and a spiritual purification. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - IV, Desire,
29:All wisdom can be stated in two lines: What is done for you—allow it to be done. What you must do yourself—make sure you do it." ~ Khawwas, (bio. ?), Source "Essential Sufism,", (1997) ed. James Fadiman & Robert Frager.,
30:The external renunciation is not the essential, but even that is necessary for a time, indispensable in many things and sometimes useful in all. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, Renunciation,
31:Some of thy attributes are those of animals, some of devils, and some of angels, and thou hast to find out which of these attributes are accidental and which essential. ~ Abu Hamid al-Ghazali,
32:Analogic vision precedes all real knowledge. Only those who perceive similarities between things and events are able to work with concepts.… To grasp essential similarities means to perceive primal phenomena. ~ Robert Spaemann,
33:Material energy in Matter, physical energy in the body, essential energy in the essence, all that in its entirety is God and in the universe there is nothing which is not God. ~ id, the Eternal Wisdom
34:Psychic love is distinguished by an essential purity and selflessness—but the vital can put on a very brilliant imitation of that character. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - IV, Human Relations and the Spiritual Life,
35:Philosophy is only a way of formulating to ourselves intellectually in their essential significance the psychological and physical facts of existence and their relation to any ultimate reality that may exist. ~ Sri Aurobindo,
36:While diversity is essential for power and fruitfulness of life, unity is necessary for its order, arrangement and stability. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Human Cycle, Nature's Law in Our Progress - Unity in Diversity, Law and Liberty,
37:If one concentrates on a thought or a word, one has to dwell on the essential idea contained in the word with the aspiration to feel the thing which it expresses. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - II, Concentration and Meditation,
38:To know and possess our true Self in the essential and the universal is to discover the essential and the universal delight of existence, self-bliss and all-bliss. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, The Realisation of Sachchidananda,
39:What is the use of making pilgrimages if you can attain love of God remaining where you are? Pilgrimage becomes futile if it does not enable you to attain love of God. Love of God is the one essential and necessary thing. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
40:Let us add that nature is given its full significance only if it is looked at as offering us a means of rising up to the knowledge of divine truths, which is precisely the essential function which we have recognized in symbolism. ~ Rene Guenon, Symbols of Sacred Science
41:Divine grace is essential for realization. It leads on to God-realization. But such grace is vouchsafed only to him who is a true devotee or a yogin, who has striven hard and ceaselessly on the path towards freedom. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
42:The absolute is not in itself a thing of magnitude; it is beyond measure, not in the sole sense of vastness, but in the freedom of its essential being. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine, The Origin and Remedy of Falsehood, Error, Wrong and Evil,
43:What does it matter where and how you are placed? The essential point is that the mind must always remain in its source. There is nothing external which is not also internal. The mind is all. If the mind is active even solitude becomes like a market place. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
44:A Divine perfection of the human being is our aim. We must know then first what are the essential elements that constitute man's total perfection; secondly, what we mean by a divine as distinguished from a human perfection of our being.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo,
45:It goes without saying that for admission to live in this ideal place (Sri Aurobindo Ashram) the essential conditions that need to be fulfilled are good character, good conduct, honest, regular and efficient work and a general goodwill. ~ The Mother, mcw, 13,
46:Bhakti is the one essential thing. To be sure, God exists in all beings. Who, then is a devotee? He whose mind dwells on God. But this is not possible as long as one has egotism and vanity. The water of God's grace cannot collect on the high mound of egotism. It runs down. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
47:An essential portion of any artist's labor is not creation so much as invocation. Part of the work cannot be made, it must be received; and we cannot have this gift except, perhaps, by supplication, by courting, by creating within ourselves that 'begging bowl' to which the gift is drawn. ~ Lewis Hyde,
48:If a man does not read with an intense desire to know the truth renouncing for its sake all that is vain and frivolous and even that which is essential if needs be, mere reading will only inspire him with pedantry, presumption and egoism. ~ Ramakrishna, the Eternal Wisdom
49:Better than reading is hearing, & better than hearing is seeing. One understands the scriptures better by hearing them from the lips of the Guru. Then one doesn't have to think about their non-essential part. But seeing is far better than hearing. Then all doubts disappear ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
50:Better than reading is hearing, & better than hearing is seeing. One understands the scriptures better by hearing them from the lips of the Guru. Then one doesn't have to think about their non-essential part. But seeing is far better than hearing. Then all doubts disappear. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
51:To "invoke" is to "call in", just as to "evoke" is to "call forth". This is the essential difference between the two branches of Magick. In invocation, the macrocosm floods the consciousness. In evocation, the magician, having become the macrocosm, creates a microcosm. ~ Aleister Crowley, Liber ABA,
52:The essential spiritual being is so noble that even the damned cannot wish to cease from being. But sins form a partition and provoke so great a darkness and dissimilarity between the forces and the being in whom God lives that the spirit cannot unite itself to its own essence. ~ Ruysbroeck, the Eternal Wisdom
53:A magical diary is the magicians most essential and powerful tool. It should be large enough to allow a full page for each day. Students should record the time, duration and degree of success of any practice undertaken. They should make notes about environmental factors conducive (or otherwise) to the work.
   ~ Peter J Carroll, Liber Null, Liber MMM [13],
54:An essential movement of the Yoga is to draw back from the outward ego sense by which we are identified with the action of mind, life and body and live inwardly in the soul. The liberation from an externalised ego sense is the first step towards the soul's freedom and mastery.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, 633 [T7],
55:As for cancer, the first thing is that you should drive off all fear. \* If you want to get cured there are two conditions. First you must be without fear, absolutely fearless, you understand, and secondly you must have a complete faith in the Divine protection. These two things are essential.
   ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother III,
56:A mind now clouded by the illusions of the innate darkness of life is like a tarnished mirror, but when polished, it is sure to become like a clear mirror, reflecting the essential nature of phenomena and the true aspect of reality. Arouse deep faith, and diligently polish your mirror day and night. How should you polish it? Only by chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo ~ Nichiren,
57:Man carries within himself perfect power, perfect wisdom, and perfect knowledge, and if he wants to possess them, he must discover them in the depth of his being, by introspection and concentration. These divine qualities are identical at the centre, at the heart of all beings; this implies the essential unity of all, and all the consequences of solidarity and fraternity that follow from it.
   ~ The Mother,
58:Bhakti is the one essential thing. Who can ever know God through reasoning? I want love of God. What do I care about knowing His infinite glories? One bottle of wine makes me drunk. What do I care about knowing how many gallons there are in the grog-shop? One jar of water is enough to quench my thirst. I don't need to know the amount of water there is on earth. ~ Sri Ramakrishna, The Gospel of Ramakrishna,
59:Connectedness is of the essence of all things of all types. It is of the essence of types, that they be connected. Abstraction from connectedness involves the omission of an essential factor in the fact considered. No fact is merely itself. The penetration of literature and art at their height arises from our dumb sense that we have passed beyond mythology; namely, beyond the myth of isolation. ~ Alfred North Whitehead, Modes of Thought
60:Practice in a straightforward way. There is no need to live in fantasy and 'pretend' to be anything other than what you are. Be honest and open with yourself - if you are a good person, recognize that goodness and build upon it. If you are a deluded person, recognize that delusion and begin to disentangle yourself from it, be rid of it. It is essential that your practice be pure, straightforward and honest. ~ Dilgo Khyentse Yangsi Rinpoche,
61:It should never be forgotten for a single moment that the central and essential work of the Magician is the attainment of the Knowledge and Conversation of the Holy Guardian Angel. Once he has achieved this he must of course be left entirely in the hands of that Angel, who can be invariably and inevitably relied upon to lead him to the further great step-crossing of the Abyss and the attainment of the grade of Master of the Temple. ~ Aleister Crowley, Magick Without Tears,
62:I often think . . . that the bookstores that will save civilization are not online, nor on campuses, nor named Borders, Barnes & Noble, Dalton, or Crown. They are the used bookstores, in which, for a couple of hundred dollars, one can still find, with some diligence, the essential books of our culture, from the Bible and Shakespeare to Plato, Augustine, and Pascal. ~ James V. Schall, On the Unseriousness of Human Affairs: Teaching, Writing, Playing, Believing, Lecturing, Philosophizing, Singing, Dancing,
63:What you say is quite true. A simple, straight and sincere call and aspiration from the heart is the one important thing and more essential and effective than capacities. Also to get the consciousness to turn inwards, not remain outward-going is of great importance - to arrive at the inner call, the inner experience, the inner Presence. The help you ask will be with you. Let the aspiration grow and open the inner consciousness altogether.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters On Yoga - I,
64:But if we desire to make the most of the opportunity that this life gives us, if we wish to respond adequately to the call we have received and to attain to the goal we have glimpsed, not merely advance a little towards it, it is essential that there should be an entire self-giving. The secret of success in Yoga is to regard it not as one of the aims to be pursued in life, but as the one and only aim, not as an important part of life, but as the whole of life.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga,
65:There are four conditions for knowing the divine Will:
   The first essential condition: an absolute sincerity.
   Second: to overcome desires and preferences.
   Third: to silence the mind and listen.
   Fourth, to obey immediately when you receive the order. If you persist, you will perceive the Divine Will more and more clearly. But even before you know what it is, you can make an offering of your own will and you will see that all circumstances will be so arranged as to make you do the right thing
   ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1950-1951,
66:The essential difference between living and non-living matter consists then in this: the living cell synthesizes its own complicated specific material from indifferent or nonspecific simple compounds of the surrounding medium, while the crystal simply adds the molecules found in its supersaturated solution. This synthetic power of transforming small building stones, into the complicated compounds specific for each organism is the 'secret of life, or rather one of the secrets of life." (The Organism as a Whole, by Jacques Loeb.) ~ Alfred Korzybski, Manhood of Humanity, 58,
67:So, first of all, it is most important to turn inwards and change your motivation.
If you can correct your attitude, skilful means will permeate your positive actions, and you will have set out on the path of great beings.
If you cannot, you might think that you are studying and practising the Dharma but it will be no more than a semblance of the real thing.
Therefore, whenever you listen to the teachings and whenever you practise, be it meditating on a deity, doing prostrations and circumambulations, or reciting a mantra-even a single mani it is always essential to give rise to bodhicitta. ~ Patrul Rinpoche,
68:I have devoted my energies to the study of the scriptures, observing monastic discipline, and singing the daily services in church; study, teaching, and writing have always been my delight . . . The ultimate Mystery of being, the ultimate Truth, is Love. This is the essential structure of reality. When Dante spoke of the 'love which moves the sun and the other stars', he was not using a metaphor, but was describing the nature of reality. There is in Being an infinite desire to give itself in love and this gift of Self in love is for ever answered by a return of love....and so the rhythm of the universe is created. ~ Venerable Bede,
69:The Divine is in his essence infinite and his manifestation too is multitudinously infinite. If that is so, it is not likely that our true integral perfection in being and in nature can come by one kind of realisation alone; it must combine many different strands of divine experience. It cannot be reached by the exclusive pursuit of a single line of identity till that is raised to its absolute; it must harmonise many aspects of the Infinite. An integral consciousness with a multiform dynamic experience is essential for the complete transformation of our nature. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, p. 114,
70:Purusha and Prakriti in their union and duality arise from the being of Sachchidananda. Self-conscious existence is the essential nature of the Being; that is Sat or Purusha. The Power of self-aware existence, whether drawn into itself or acting in the works of its consciousness and force, its knowledge and its will, Chit and Tapas, Chit and its Shakti,-that is Prakriti. Delight of being, Ananda, is the eternal truth of the union of this conscious being and its conscious force whether absorbed in itself or else deployed in the inseparable duality of its two aspects.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, Soul and Nature,
71:DR. MANILAL: How can one succeed in meditation?

SRI AUROBINDO: By quietude of mind. There is not only the Infinite in itself, but also an infinite sea of peace, joy, light, power above the head. The golden Lid, Hiranmaya Patram, intervenes between the mind and what is above the mind. Once you break this lid ( making a movement of the hands above the head ) they can come down any time at your will. But for that, quietude is essential. Of course, there are people who can get them without first establishing the quietude, but it is very difficult. ( On 13-12-1938 ) ~ Sri Aurobindo, TALKS WITH SRI AUROBINDO VOLUME 1, BY NIRODBARAN (Page no.17),
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   Sweet Mother, how can we find the Divine who is hidden in us?

... This we have explained many, many times. But the first thing is to want it, and know precisely that this comes first, before all other things, that this is the important thing. That is the first condition; all the rest may come later, this is the essential condition. You see, if once in a while, from time to time, when you have nothing to do and all goes well and you are unoccupied, suddenly you tell yourself, Ah, I would like so much to find the Divine! - well, this
   - it may take a hundred thousand years, in this way. ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1954, [T2],
73:the essential conditions for the growth of the psychic :::
In order to strengthen the contact and aid, if possible, the development of the conscious psychic personality, one should, while concentrating, turn towards it, aspire to know it and feel it, open oneself to receive its influence, and take great care, each time that one receives an indication from it, to follow it very scrupulously and sincerely. To live in a great aspiration, to take care to become inwardly calm and remain so always as far as possible, to cultivate a perfect sincerity in all the activities of one's being - these are the essential conditions for the growth of the psychic being.
   ~ The Mother, Some Answers From The Mother,
74: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. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga
75:The art of using it consists principally in referring all our ideas to it, discovering thus the common nature of certain things and the essential differences between others, so that ultimately one obtains a simple view of the incalculably vast complexity of the Universe.

The whole subject must be studied in the Book 777, and the main attributions committed to memory: then when by constant use the system is at last understood—as opposed to being merely memorised—the student will find fresh light break in on him at every turn as he continues to measure every item of new knowledge that he attains by this Standard. For to him the Universe will then begin to appear as a coherent and a necessary Whole. ~ Aleister Crowley, Little Essays Towards Truth, "Man",
76:I mean by the Higher Mind a first plane of spiritual [consciousness] where one becomes constantly and closely aware of the Self, the One everywhere and knows and sees things habitually with that awareness; but it is still very much on the mind level although highly spiritual in its essential substance; and its instrumentation is through an elevated thought-power and comprehensive mental sight-not illumined by any of the intenser upper lights but as if in a large strong and clear daylight. It acts as an intermediate state between the Truth-Light above and the human mind; communicating the higher knowledge in a form that the Mind intensified, broadened, made spiritually supple, can receive without being blinded or dazzled by a Truth beyond it.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters On Poetry And Art, [9:342],
77:
   Mother, how can one strengthen one's will?

Oh, as one strengthens muscles, by a methodical exercise. You take one little thing, something you want to do or dont want to do. Begin with a small thing, not something very essential to the being, but a small detail. And then, if, for instance, it is something you are in the habit of doing,you insist on it with the same regularity, you see, either not to do it or to do it - you insist on it and compel yourself to do it as you compel yourself to life a weight - its the same thing. You make the same kind of effort, but it is more of an inner effort. And after having taken little things like this - things relatively easy, you know - after taking these and succeeding with them, you can unite with a greater force and try a more complicated experiment. And gradually, if you do this regularly, you will end up by acquiring an independent and very strong will.
   ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1954, 391,
78:the best we can conceive as the thing to be done :::
   The work itself is at first determined by the best light we can command in our ignorance. It is that which we conceive as the thing that should be done. And whether it be shaped by our sense of duty, by our feeling for our fellow-creatures, by our idea of what is for the good of others or the good of the world or by the direction of one whom we accept as a human Master, wiser than ourselves and for us the representative of that Lord of all works in whom we believe but whom we do not yet know, the principle is the same. The essential of the sacrifice of works must be there and the essential is the surrender of all desire for the fruit of our works, the renunciation of all attachment to the result for which yet we labour. For so long as we work with attachment to the result, the sacrifice is offered not to the Divine, but to our ego...
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, Equality and the Annihilation of Ego,
79:Even on Earth, the first steps in this direction had been taken. There were millions of men, doomed in earlier ages, who now lived active and happy lives thanks to artificial limbs, kidneys, lungs, and hearts. To this process there could be only one conclusion - however far off it might be.

And eventually even the brain might go. As the seat of consciousness, It was not essential; the development of electronic intelligence had proved that. The conflict between mind and machine might be resolved at last in the eternal truce of complete symbiosis.

But was even this the end? A few mystically inclined biologists went still further. They speculated, taking their cues from the beliefs of many religions, that mind would eventually free itself from matter. The robot body, like the flesh-and-blood one, would be no more than a stepping-stone to something which, long ago, men bad called "spirit."

And if there was anything beyond that, its name could only be God.
   ~ Arthur C Clarke, 2001: A Space Odyssey,
80:an all-inclusive concentration is required for an Integral Yoga :::
   Concentration is indeed the first condition of any Yoga, but it is an all-receiving concentration that is the very nature of the integral Yoga. A separate strong fixing of the thought, of the emotions or of the will on a single idea, object, state, inner movement or principle is no doubt a frequent need here also; but this is only a subsidiary helpful process. A wide massive opening, a harmonised concentration of the whole being in all its parts and through all its powers upon the One who is the All is the larger action of this Yoga without which it cannot achieve its purpose. For it is the consciousness that rests in the One and that acts in the All to which we aspire; it is this that we seek to impose on every element of our being and on every movement of our nature. This wide and concentrated totality is the essential character of the sadhana and its character must determine its practice.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga,
81:The path of seeking truth within and without is not an easy one. It goes literally against everything we've been told and taught by society and governments. The indoctrination of lies, the conditioning and programming is deep and far reaching. It has been going on for millennia. It takes tremendous effort to wake up from the hypnotic slumber, where most people dream to be awake. At this time of transition, as more and more knowledge is coming to the surface, there is the potential to create a new earth. However, this is also the age of deception for there are forces at work that do not want this to happen. They do their best to vector us away from truth and the most effective way to swallow a lie is to sandwich it between some truth with some emotional hooks. As mentioned many times before, lies are mixed with truth, hence discernment is essential. We need to engage our higher emotional center connecting us to divine intuition and also activate our higher intellect, engaging in sincere, open minded critical thinking, fusing the heart and the mind, mysticism and science. ~ Bernhard Guenther,
82:You are living today in countries where the Dharma has only just begun to take root, like a fragile new shoot in the ground. Only your sustained diligence will bring it to fruition. Depending on the effort you put into study, reflection and meditation, and to integrating what you have understood into your spiritual practice, accomplishment may be days, months, or years away. It is essential to remember that all your endeavors on the path are for the sake of others. Remain humble, and aware that your efforts are like child's play compared to the ocean-like activity of the great bodhisattvas. Be like a parent providing for much-loved children, never thinking that you have done too much for others - or even that you have done enough. If you finally managed, through your own efforts alone, to establish all beings in buddhahood, you would simply think that all your wishes had been fulfilled. Never have even a trace of hope for something in return. ~ Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, The Heart of Compassion, Instructions on Ngulchu Thogme's Thirty-Sevenfold Practice of a Bodhisattva – p 147, Padmakara Translation Group - Shechen Publications
83:Here I want to make it very clear that mathematics is not what many people think it is; it is not a system of mere formulas and theorems; but as beautifully defined by Professor Cassius J. Keyser, in his book The Human Worth of Rigorous Thinking (Columbia University Press, 1916), mathematics is the science of "Exact thought or rigorous thinking," and one of its distinctive characteristics is "precision, sharpness, completeness of definitions." This quality alone is sufficient to explain why people generally do not like mathematics and why even some scientists bluntly refuse to have anything to do with problems wherein mathematical reasoning is involved. In the meantime, mathematical philosophy has very little, if anything, to do with mere calculations or with numbers as such or with formulas; it is a philosophy wherein precise, sharp and rigorous thinking is essential. Those who deliberately refuse to think "rigorously"-that is mathematically-in connections where such thinking is possible, commit the sin of preferring the worse to the better; they deliberately violate the supreme law of intellectual rectitude. ~ Alfred Korzybski, Manhood of Humanity,
84:The object of this course of reading is to familiarize the student with all that has been said by the Great Masters in every time and country. He should make a critical examination of them; not so much with the idea of discovering where truth lies, for he cannot do this except by virtue of his own spiritual experience, but rather to discover the essential harmony in those varied works. He should be on his guard against partisanship with a favourite author. He should familiarize himself thoroughly with the method of mental equilibrium, endeavouring to contradict any statement soever, although it may be apparently axiomatic.

The general object of this course, besides that already stated, is to assure sound education in occult matters, so that when spiritual illumination comes it may find a well-built temple. Where the mind is strongly biased towards any special theory, the result of an illumination is often to inflame that portion of the mind which is thus overdeveloped, with the result that the aspirant, instead of becoming an Adept, becomes a bigot and fanatic. ~ Aleister Crowley, Liber ABA, APPENDIX I - Curriculum of A. A.
85:Prayer helps to prepare this relation for us at first on the lower plane even while it is there consistent with much that is mere egoism and self-delusion; but afterwards we can draw towards the spiritual truth which is behind it. It is not then the giving of the thing asked for that matters, but the relation itself, the contact of mans life with God, the conscious interchange. In spiritual matters and in the seeking of spiritual gains, this conscious relation is a great power; it is a much greater power than our own entirely self-reliant struggle and effort and it brings a fuller spiritual growth and experience. Necessarily, in the end prayer either ceases in the greater thing for which it prepared us, -- in fact the form we call prayer is not itself essential so long as the faith, the will, the aspiration are there, -- or remains only for the joy of the relation. Also its objects, the artha or interest it seeks to realise, become higher and higher until we reach the highest motiveless devotion, which is that of divine love pure and simple without any other demand or longing.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, The Yoga of Divine Love,
86:witness and non-dual states ::: The Witness and Non-Dual states are everpresent capacities which hold the special relationship to the other states. The Witness state, or Witnessing, is the capacity to observe, see or witness phenomenon arising in the other states. Meaning for example, its the capacity to hold unbroken attention in the gross states, and the capacity to witness the entire relative world of form arise as object viewed by the pure witness, the pure subject that is never itself a seen object but always the pure seer or pure Self, that is actually no-self. Next we have Non-Dual which refers to both the suchness and is-ness of reality right now. It is the not-two-ness or everpresent unity of subject and object, form and emptiness, heaven and earth, relative and absolute. When the Witness dissolves and pure seer and all that is seen become not seperate or not two, the Non-Duality of absolute emptiness and relative form or the luminous identity of unqualifiable spirit and all of its manifestations appear as play of radiant natural and spontaneous and present love. Absolute and relative are already always not-two but nor are they one, nor both nor neither. ~ Essential Integral, L5-18,
87:I accept, will not give up, and will practice each of the Three Jewels,
   And will not let go of my guru or my yidam deity.
   As the samaya of the Buddha, first among the Three Jewels,
   I will apply myself to the true, essential reality.
   As the samaya of sacred Dharma, second among the Three Jewels,
   I will distill the very essence of all the vehicles' teachings.
   As the samaya of the Sangha, the third and final Jewel,
   I will look upon reality; I will behold pure awareness.
   And as the samaya of the guru and the yidam deity,
   I will take my very own mind, my pure mind, as a witness.
  
   Generally speaking, the Three Jewels should be regarded as the ultimate place to take refuge. As was taught in the section on taking refuge, your mind should be focused one-pointedly, with all your hopes and trust placed in their care. The gurus are a lamp that dispels the darkness of ignorance.
   As the guides who lead you along the path to liberation, they are your sole source of refuge and protection, from now until you attain enlightenment.
   For these reasons, you should act with unwavering faith, pure view and devotion, and engage in the approach and accomplishment of the divine yidam deity. ~ Dzogchen Rinpoche III, Great Perfection Outer and Inner Preliminaries,
88:And now what methods may be employed to safeguard the worker in the field of the world? What can be done to ensure his safety in the present strife, and in the greater strife of the coming centuries? 1. A realisation that purity of all the vehicles is the prime essential. If a Dark Brother gains control over any man, it but shows that that man has in his life some weak spot.... 2. The elimination of all fear. The forces of evolution vibrate more rapidly than those of involution, and in this fact lies a recognisable security. Fear causes weakness; weakness causes a disintegration; the weak spot breaks and a gap appears, and through that gap evil force may enter.... 3. A standing firm and unmoved, no matter what occurs. Your feet may be bathed in the mud of earth, but your head may be bathed in the sunshine of the higher regions... 4. A recognition of the use of common-sense, and the application of this common-sense to the matter in hand. Sleep much, and in sleeping, learn to render the body positive; keep busy on the emotional plane, and achieve the inner calm. Do naught to overtire the body physical, and play whenever possible. In hours of relaxation comes the adjustment that obviates later tension. ~ Alice A. Bailey, Letters on Occult Meditation p. 137/8, (1922)
89:Our highest insights must - and should! - sound like stupidities, or possibly crimes, when they come without permission to people whose ears have no affinity for them and were not predestined for them. The distinction between the exoteric and the esoteric, once made by philosophers, was found among the Indians as well as among Greeks, Persians, and Muslims. Basically, it was found everywhere that people believed in an order of rank and not in equality and equal rights. The difference between these terms is not that the exoteric stands outside and sees, values, measures, and judges from this external position rather than from some internal one.What is more essential is that the exoteric sees things up from below - while the esoteric sees them down from above! There are heights of the soul from whose vantage point even tragedy stops having tragic effects; and who would dare to decide whether the collective sight of the world's many woes would necessarily compel and seduce us into a feeling of pity, a feeling that would only serve to double these woes?... What helps feed or nourish the higher type of man must be almost poisonous to a very different and lesser type. The virtues of a base man could indicate vices and weaknesses in a philosopher. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil, The Free Spirit,
90:Supermind and the human mind are a number of ranges, planes or layers of consciousness - one can regard it in various ways - in which the element or substance of mind and consequently its movements also become more and more illumined and powerful and wide. The Overmind is the highest of these ranges; it is full of lights and powers; but from the point of view of what is above it, it is the line of the soul's turning away from the complete and indivisible knowledge and its descent towards the Ignorance. For although it draws from the Truth, it is here that begins the separation of aspects of the Truth, the forces and their working out as if they were independent truths and this is a process that ends, as one descends to ordinary Mind, Life and Matter, in a complete division, fragmentation, separation from the indivisible Truth above. There is no longer the essential, total, perfectly harmonising and unifying knowledge, or rather knowledge for ever harmonious because for ever one, which is the character of Supermind. In the Supermind mental divisions and oppositions cease, the problems created by our dividing and fragmenting mind disappear and Truth is seen as a luminous whole. In the Overmind there is not yet the actual fall into Ignorance, but the first step is taken which will make the fall inevitable. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters On Yoga - I,
91:From above to below, the sefirot depict the drama of emanation, the transition from Ein Sof to creation. In the words of Azriel of Gerona, "They constitute the process by which all things come into being and pass away." From below to above, the sefirot constitute a ladder of ascent back to the One. The union of Tif'eret and Shekhinah gives birth to the human soul, and the mystical journey begins with the awareness of this spiritual fact of life. Shekhinah is the opening to the divine: "One who enters must enter through this gate." Once inside, the sefirot are no longer an abstract theological system; they become a map of consciousness. The mystic climbs and probes, discovering dimensions of being. Spiritual and psychological wholeness is achieved by meditating on the qualities of each sefirah, by imitating and integrating the attributes of God. "When you cleave to the sefirot, the divine holy spirit enters into you, into every sensation and every movement." But the path is not easy. Divine will can be harsh: Abraham was commanded to sacrifice Isaac in order to balance love with rigor. From the Other Side, demonic forces threaten and seduce. [The demonic is rooted in the divine]. Contemplatively and psychologically, evil must be encountered, not evaded. By knowing and withstanding the dark underside of wisdom, the spiritual seeker is refined.~ Daniel C Matt, The Essential Kabbalah, 10,
92:Here the formula of the supreme knowledge comes to our help; we have nothing to do in our essential standpoint with these distinctions, for there is no I nor thou, but only one divine Self equal in all embodiments, equal in the individual and the group, and to realise that, to express that, to serve that, to fulfil that is all that matters. Self-satisfaction and altruism, enjoyment and indifference are not the essential thing. If the realisation, fulfilment, service of the one Self demands from us an action that seems to others self-service or self-assertion in the egoistic sense or seems egoistic enjoyment and self-indulgence, that action we must do; we must be governed by the guide within rather than by the opinions of men. The influence of the environment works often with great subtlety; we prefer and put on almost unconsciously the garb which will look best in the eye that regards us from outside and we allow a veil to drop over the eye within; we are impelled to drape ourselves in the vow of poverty, or in the garb of service, or in outward proofs of indifference and renunciation and a spotless sainthood because that is what tradition and opinion demand of us and so we can make best an impression on our environment. But all this is vanity and delusion. We may be called upon to assume these things, for that may be the uniform of our service; but equally it may not. The eye of man outside matters nothing; the eye within is all.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga,
93:This ego or "I" is not a lasting truth, much less our essential part; it is only a formation of Nature, a mental form of thought centralisation in the perceiving and discriminating mind, a vital form of the centralisation of feeling and sensation in our parts of life, a form of physical conscious reception centralising substance and function of substance in our bodies. All that we internally are is not ego, but consciousness, soul or spirit. All that we externally and superficiallyare and do is not ego but Nature. An executive cosmic force shapes us and dictates through our temperament and environment and mentality so shaped, through our individualised formulation of the cosmic energies, our actions and their results. Truly, we do not think, will or act but thought occurs in us, will occurs in us, impulse and act occur in us; our ego-sense gathers around itself, refers to itself all this flow of natural activities. It is cosmic Force, it is Nature that forms the thought, imposes the will, imparts the impulse. our body, mind and ego are a wave of that sea of force in action and do not govern it, but by it are governed and directed. The Sadhaka in his progress towards truth and self-knowledge must come to a point where the soul opens its eyes of vision and recognises this truth of ego and this truth of works. He gives up the idea of a mental, vital, physical, "I" that acts or governs action; he recognises that Prakriti, Force of cosmic nature following her fixed modes, is the one and only worker in him and in all things and creatures.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, The Supreme Will, 214,
94:science of consciousness, the soul and objective matter :::
   When the ancient thinkers of India set themselves to study the soul of man in themselves and others, they, unlike any other nation or school of early thought, proceeded at once to a process which resembles exactly enough the process adopted by modern science in its study of physical phenomena. For their object was to study, arrange and utilise the forms, forces and working movements of consciousness, just as the modern physical Sciences study, arrange and utilize the forms, forces and working movements of objective Matter. The material with which they had to deal was more subtle, flexible and versatile than the most impalpable forces of which the physical Sciences have become aware; its motions were more elusive, its processes harder to fix; but once grasped and ascertained, the movements of consciousness were found by Vedic psychologists to be in their process and activity as regular, manageable and utilisable as the movements of physical forces. The powers of the soul can be as perfectly handled and as safely, methodically and puissantly directed to practical life-purposes of joy, power and light as the modern power of electricity can be used for human comfort, industrial and locomotive power and physical illumination; but the results to which they give room and effect are more wonderful and momentous than the results of motorpower and electric luminosity. For there is no difference of essential law in the physical and the psychical, but only a difference and undoubtedly a great difference of energy, instrumentation and exact process. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays Divine And Human, Towards a True Scientific Psychology, 106,
95:Here lies the whole importance of the part of the Yoga of Knowledge which we are now considering, the knowledges of those essential principles of Being, those essential modes of self-existence on which the absolute Divine has based its self-manifestation. If the truth of our being is an infinite unity in which alone there is perfect wideness, light, knowledge, power, bliss, and if all our subjection to darkness, ignorance, weakness, sorrow, limitation comes of our viewing existence as a clash of infinitely multiple separate existences, then obviously it is the most practical and concrete and utilitarian as well as the most lofty and philosophical wisdom to find a means by which we can get away from the error and learn to live in the truth. So also, if that One is in its nature a freedom from bondage to this play of qualities which constitute our psychology and if from subjection to that play are born the struggle and discord in which we live, floundering eternally between the two poles of good and evil, virtue and sin, satisfaction and failure, joy and grief, pleasure and pain, then to get beyond the qualities and take our foundation in the settled peace of that which is always beyond them is the only practical wisdom. If attachment to mutable personality is the cause of our self-ignorance, of our discord and quarrel with ourself and with life and with others, and if there is an impersonal One in which no such discord and ignorance and vain and noisy effort exist because it is in eternal identity and harmony with itself, then to arrive in our souls at that impersonality and untroubled oneness of being is the one line and object of human effort to which our reason can consent to give the name of practicality.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga,
96:IN OUR scrutiny of the seven principles of existence it was found that they are one in their essential and fundamental reality: for if even the matter of the most material universe is nothing but a status of being of Spirit made an object of sense, envisaged by the Spirit's own consciousness as the stuff of its forms, much more must the life-force that constitutes itself into form of Matter, and the mind-consciousness that throws itself out as Life, and the Supermind that develops Mind as one of its powers, be nothing but Spirit itself modified in apparent substance and in dynamism of action, not modified in real essence. All are powers of one Power of being and not other than that All-Existence, All-Consciousness, All-Will, All-Delight which is the true truth behind every appearance. And they are not only one in their reality, but also inseparable in the sevenfold variety of their action. They are the seven colours of the light of the divine consciousness, the seven rays of the Infinite, and by them the Spirit has filled in on the canvas of his self-existence conceptually extended, woven of the objective warp of Space and the subjective woof of Time, the myriad wonders of his self-creation great, simple, symmetrical in its primal laws and vast framings, infinitely curious and intricate in its variety of forms and actions and the complexities of relation and mutual effect of all upon each and each upon all. These are the seven Words of the ancient sages; by them have been created and in the light of their meaning are worked out and have to be interpreted the developed and developing harmonies of the world we know and the worlds behind of which we have only an indirect knowledge. The Light, the Sound is one; their action is sevenfold.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine, 7 - The Knowledge and the Ignorance, 499,
97:To analyse the classes of life we have to consider two very different kinds of phenomena: the one embraced under the collective name-Inorganic chemistry-the other under the collective nameOrganic chemistry, or the chemistry of hydro-carbons. These divisions are made because of the peculiar properties of the elements chiefly involved in the second class. The properties of matter are so distributed among the elements that three of them- Oxygen, Hydrogen, and Carbon-possess an ensemble of unique characteristics. The number of reactions in inorganic chemistry are relatively few, but in organic chemistry-in the chemistry of these three elements the number of different compounds is practically unlimited. Up to 1910, we knew of more than 79 elements of which the whole number of reactions amounted to only a few hundreds, but among the remaining three elements-Carbon, Hydrogen and Oxygen-the reactions were known to be practically unlimited in number and possibilities; this fact must have very far reaching consequences. As far as energies are concerned, we have to take them as nature reveals them to us. Here more than ever, mathematical thinking is essential and will help enormously. The reactions in inorganic chemistry always involve the phenomenon of heat, sometimes light, and in some instances an unusual energy is produced called electricity. Until now, the radioactive elements represent a group too insufficiently known for an enlargement here upon this subject.
   The organic compounds being unlimited in number and possibilities and with their unique characteristics, represent of course, a different class of phenomena, but being, at the same time, chemical they include the basic chemical phenomena involved in all chemical reactions, but being unique in many other respects, they also have an infinitely vast field of unique characteristics. ~ Alfred Korzybski, Manhood of Humanity, 53,
98:When, in last week's aphorism, Sri Aurobindo opposed - as one might say - "knowledge" to "Wisdom", he was speaking of knowledge as it is lived in the average human consciousness, the knowledge which is obtained through effort and mental development, whereas here, on the contrary, the knowledge he speaks of is the essential Knowledge, the supramental divine Knowledge, Knowledge by identity. And this is why he describes it here as "vast and eternal", which clearly indicates that it is not human knowledge as we normally understand it.
Many people have asked why Sri Aurobindo said that the river is "slender". This is an expressive image which creates a striking contrast between the immensity of the divine, supramental Knowledge - the origin of this inspiration, which is infinite - and what a human mind can perceive of it and receive from it.
Even when you are in contact with these domains, the portion, so to say, which you perceive, is minimal, slender. It is like a tiny little stream or a few falling drops and these drops are so pure, so brilliant, so complete in themselves, that they give you the sense of a marvellous inspiration, the impression that you have reached infinite domains and risen very high above the ordinary human condition. And yet this is nothing in comparison with what is still to be perceived.
I have also been asked if the psychic being or psychic consciousness is the medium through which the inspiration is perceived.
Generally, yes. The first contact you have with higher regions is a psychic one. Certainly, before an inner psychic opening is achieved, it is difficult to have these inspirations. It can happen as an exception and under exceptional conditions as a grace, but the true contact comes through the psychic; because the psychic consciousness is certainly the medium with the greatest affinity with the divine Truth. ~ The Mother, On Thoughts And Aphorisms,
99:middle vision logic or paradigmatic ::: (1:25) Cognition is described as middle-vision logic, or paradigmatic in that it is capable of co-ordinating the relations between systems of systems, unifying them into principled frameworks or paradigms. This is an operation on meta-systems and allows for the view described above, a view of human development itself. Self-sense at teal is called Autonomous or Strategist and is characterized by the emergent capacity to acknowledge and cope with inner conflicts in needs, ... and values. All of which are part of a multifacted and complex world. Teal sees our need for autonomy and autonomy itself as limited because emotional interdependence is inevitable. The contradictory aspects of self are weaved into an identity that is whole, integrated and commited to generating a fulfilling life.

Additionally, Teal allows individuals to link theory and practice, perceive dynamic systems interactions, recognize and strive for higher principles, understand the social construction of reality, handle paradox and complexity, create positive-sum games and seek feedback from others as a vital source for growth. Values embrace magnificence of existence, flexibility, spontaneioty, functionality, the integration of differences into interdependent systems and complimenting natural egalitarianism with natural ranking. Needs shift to self-actualization, and morality is in both terms of universal ethical principles and recognition of the developmental relativity of those universals. Teal is the first wave that is truly able to see the limitations of orange and green morality, it is able to uphold the paradox of universalism and relativism. Teal in its decision making process is able to see ... deep and surface features of morality and is able to take into consideration both those values when engaging in moral action. Currently Teal is quite rare, embraced by 2-5% of the north american and european population according to sociological research. ~ Essential Integral, L4.1-53, Middle Vision Logic,
100:What is the most useful idea to spread and what is the best example to set?

The question can be considered in two ways, a very general one applicable to the whole earth, and another specific one which concerns our present social environment.

From the general point of view, it seems to me that the most useful idea to spread is twofold:

1) Man carries within himself perfect power, perfect wisdom and perfect knowledge, and if he wants to possess them, he must discover them in the depth of his being, by introspection and concentration.

2) These divine qualities are identical at the centre, at the heart of all beings; this implies the essential unity of all, and all the consequences of solidarity and fraternity that follow from it.

The best example to give would be the unalloyed serenity and immutably peaceful happiness which belong to one who knows how to live integrally this thought of the One God in all.

From the point of view of our present environment, here is the idea which, it seems to me, it is most useful to spread:

True progressive evolution, an evolution which can lead man to his rightful happiness, does not lie in any external means, material improvement or social change. Only a deep and inner process of individual self-perfection can make for real progress and completely transform the present state of things, and change suffering and misery into a serene and lasting contentment.

Consequently, the best example is one that shows the first stage of individual self-perfection which makes possible all the rest, the first victory to be won over the egoistic personality: disinterestedness.

At a time when all rush upon money as the means to sat- isfy their innumerable cravings, one who remains indifferent to wealth and acts, not for the sake of gain, but solely to follow a disinterested ideal, is probably setting the example which is most useful at present.
~ The Mother, Words Of Long Ago, Volume-2, 22-06-1912, page no.66-67,
101:formal-operational ::: The orange altitude emerged a few hundred years ago with the European Rennisance. Its modern, rational view grew in prominance through the Age of Enlightenment and came to its fullest expression during the Industrial Revolution.

Fueling this age of reason and science was the emergence of formal operational cognition, or the ability to operate on thoughts themselves. No longer limited to reflection on concrete objects, cognition moves from representations to abstractions and can now operate on a range of non-tangiable propositions that may not reflect the concrete world. This is the basis of scientific reasoning through hypothesis. Orange also brings multiplistic thinking, or the realization that there are several possible ways of approaching a situation, even though one is still considered most right. Self-sense at orange features two shifts, first to expert and then to achiever, these moves feature an increase in self-awareness and appreciation for multiple possibilities in a given situation. Recognition that one doesnt always live up to idealized social expectations is fueled by an awareness that begins to penetrate the inner world of subjectivity. This is the beginning of introspection. An objectifiable self-sense and the capacity to take a third person perspective. Needs shift from belonging to self-esteem. And values land on pragmatic utiliarian approaches to life that rely on ... and thinking to earn progress, prosperity and self-reliance. Morality at orange sees right defined by universal ethical principles. The emergence of formal operational thinking at orange enables a world-centric care for universal human rights and the right of each individual for autonomy and the pursuit of happiness. A desire for individual dignity and self-respect are also driving forces behind orange morality. A significant number of the founding fathers of the United States harbored orange values. ...

Faith at orange is called Individual Reflective and so far as identity and world-view are differentiated from others, and faith takes on an essence of critical thought. Demythologizing symbols into conceptual meanings. At orange we see the emergence of rational deism and secularism. ~ Essential Integral, 4.1-51, Formal Operational,
102:higher mind or late vision logic ::: Even more rare, found stably in less than 1% of the population and even more emergent is the turquoise altitude.

Cognition at Turquoise is called late vision-logic or cross-paradigmatic and features the ability to connect meta-systems or paradigms, with other meta-systems. This is the realm of coordinating principles. Which are unified systems of systems of abstraction to other principles. ... Aurobindo indian sage and philosopher offers a more first-person account of turquoise which he called higher-mind, a unitarian sense of being with a powerful multiple dynamism capable of formation of a multitude of aspects of knowledge, ways of action, forms and significances of becoming of all of which a spontaneous inherient knowledge.

Self-sense at turquoise is called Construct-aware and is the first stage of Cook-Greuter's extension of Loveigers work on ego-development. The Construct-aware stage sees individuals for the first time as exploring more and more complex thought-structures with awareness of the automatic nature of human map making and absurdities which unbridaled complexity and logical argumentation can lead. Individuals at this stage begin to see their ego as a central point of reference and therefore a limit to growth. They also struggle to balance unique self-expressions and their concurrent sense of importance, the imperical and intuitive knowledge that there is no fundamental subject-object separation and the budding awareness of self-identity as temporary which leads to a decreased ego-desire to create a stable self-identity. Turquoise individuals are keenly aware of the interplay between awareness, thought, action and effects. They seek personal and spiritual transformation and hold a complex matrix of self-identifications, the adequecy of which they increasingly call into question. Much of this already points to Turquoise values which embrace holistic and intuitive thinking and alignment to universal order in a conscious fashion.

Faith at Turquoise is called Universalising and can generate faith compositions in which conceptions of Ultimate Reality start to include all beings. Individuals at Turquoise faith dedicate themselves to transformation of present reality in the direction of transcendent actuality. Both of these are preludes to the coming of Third Tier. ~ Essential Integral, L4.1-54, Higher Mind,
103:But this is not always the manner of the commencement. The sadhaka is often led gradually and there is a long space between the first turning of the mind and the full assent of the nature to the thing towards which it turns. There may at first be only a vivid intellectual interest, a forcible attraction towards the idea and some imperfect form of practice. Or perhaps there is an effort not favoured by the whole nature, a decision or a turn imposed by an intellectual influence or dictated by personal affection and admiration for someone who is himself consecrated and devoted to the Highest. In such cases, a long period of preparation may be necessary before there comes the irrevocable consecration; and in some instances it may not come. There may be some advance, there may be a strong effort, even much purification and many experiences other than those that are central or supreme; but the life will either be spent in preparation or, a certain stage having been reached, the mind pushed by an insufficient driving-force may rest content at the limit of the effort possible to it. Or there may even be a recoil to the lower life, - what is called in the ordinary parlance of Yoga a fall from the path. This lapse happens because there is a defect at the very centre. The intellect has been interested, the heart attracted, the will has strung itself to the effort, but the whole nature has not been taken captive by the Divine. It has only acquiesced in the interest, the attraction or the endeavour. There has been an experiment, perhaps even an eager experiment, but not a total self-giving to an imperative need of the soul or to an unforsakable ideal. Even such imperfect Yoga has not been wasted; for no upward effort is made in vain. Even if it fails in the present or arrives only at some preparatory stage or preliminary realisation, it has yet determined the soul's future.

But if we desire to make the most of the opportunity that this life gives us, if we wish to respond adequately to the call we have received and to attain to the goal we have glimpsed, not merely advance a little towards it, it is essential that there should be an entire self-giving. The secret of success in Yoga is to regard it not as one of the aims to be pursued in life, but as the one and only aim, not as an important part of life, but as the whole of life. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, Self-Consecration,
104:meta-systemic operations ::: As the 1950's and 60s begin to roll around the last stage of first tier emerged as a cultural force. With the Green Altitude we see the emergence of Pluralistic, Multicultural, Post-Modern world-views.

Cognition is starting to move beyond formal-operations into the realm of co-ordinating systems of abstractions, in what is called Meta-systemic Cognition. While formal-operations acted upon the classes and relations between members of classes. Meta-systemic operations start at the level of relating systems to systems. The focus of these investigations is placed upon comparing, contrasting, transforming and synthesizing entire systems, rather than components of one system. This emergent faculty allows self-sense to focus around a heightened sense of individuality and an increased ability for emotional resonance. The recognition of individual differences, the ability to tolerate paradox and contradiction, and greater conceptual complexity all provide for an understanding of conflict as being both internally and externally caused. Context plays a major role in the creation of truth and individual perspective. With each being context dependent and open to subjective interpretation, meaning each perspective and truth are rendered relative and are not able to be judged as better or more true than any other. This fuels a value set that centers on softness over cold rationality. Sensitivity and preference over objectivity.

Along with a focus on community harmony and equality which drives the valuing of sensitivity to others, reconcilation, consensus, dialogue, relationship, human development, bonding, and a seeking of a peace with the inner-self. Moral decisions are based on rights, values, or principles that are agreeable to all individuals composing a society based on fair and beneficial practices. All of this leads to the Equality movements and multiculturalism. And to the extreme form of relativitism which we saw earlier as context dependant nature of all truth including objective facts.

Faith at the green altitude is called Conjunctive, and allows the self to integrate what was unrecognized by the previous stages self-certainty and cognitive and affective adaptation to reality. New features at this level of faith include the unification of symbolic power with conceptual meaning, an awareness of ones social unconscious, a reworking of ones past, and an opening to ones deeper self. ~ Essential Integral, 4.1-52, Meta-systemic Operations,
105:reading :::
   50 Spiritual Classics: List of Books Covered:
   Muhammad Asad - The Road To Mecca (1954)
   St Augustine - Confessions (400)
   Richard Bach - Jonathan Livingston Seagull (1970)
   Black Elk Black - Elk Speaks (1932)
   Richard Maurice Bucke - Cosmic Consciousness (1901)
   Fritjof Capra - The Tao of Physics (1976)
   Carlos Castaneda - Journey to Ixtlan (1972)
   GK Chesterton - St Francis of Assisi (1922)
   Pema Chodron - The Places That Scare You (2001)
   Chuang Tzu - The Book of Chuang Tzu (4th century BCE)
   Ram Dass - Be Here Now (1971)
   Epictetus - Enchiridion (1st century)
   Mohandas Gandhi - An Autobiography: The Story of My Experiments With Truth (1927)
   Al-Ghazzali - The Alchemy of Happiness (1097)
   Kahlil Gibran - The Prophet (1923)
   GI Gurdjieff - Meetings With Remarkable Men (1960)
   Dag Hammarskjold - Markings (1963)
   Abraham Joshua Heschel - The Sabbath (1951)
   Hermann Hesse - Siddartha (1922)
   Aldous Huxley - The Doors of Perception (1954)
   William James - The Varieties of Religious Experience (1902)
   Carl Gustav Jung - Memories, Dreams, Reflections (1955)
   Margery Kempe - The Book of Margery Kempe (1436)
   J Krishnamurti - Think On These Things (1964)
   CS Lewis - The Screwtape Letters (1942)
   Malcolm X - The Autobiography of Malcolm X (1964)
   Daniel C Matt - The Essential Kabbalah (1994)
   Dan Millman - The Way of the Peaceful Warrior (1989)
   W Somerset Maugham - The Razor's Edge (1944)
   Thich Nhat Hanh - The Miracle of Mindfulness (1975)
   Michael Newton - Journey of Souls (1994)
   John O'Donohue - Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom (1998)
   Robert M Pirsig - Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance (1974)
   James Redfield - The Celestine Prophecy (1994)
   Miguel Ruiz - The Four Agreements (1997)
   Helen Schucman & William Thetford - A Course in Miracles (1976)
   Idries Shah - The Way of the Sufi (1968)
   Starhawk - The Spiral Dance: A Rebirth of the Ancient Religion of the Great Goddess (1979)
   Shunryu Suzuki - Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind (1970)
   Emanuel Swedenborg - Heaven and Hell (1758)
   Teresa of Avila - Interior Castle (1570)
   Mother Teresa - A Simple Path (1994)
   Eckhart Tolle - The Power of Now (1998)
   Chogyam Trungpa - Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism (1973)
   Neale Donald Walsch - Conversations With God (1998)
   Rick Warren - The Purpose-Driven Life (2002)
   Simone Weil - Waiting For God (1979)
   Ken Wilber - A Theory of Everything (2000)
   Paramahansa Yogananda - Autobiography of a Yogi (1974)
   Gary Zukav - The Seat of the Soul (1990)
   ~ Tom Butler-Bowdon, 50 Spirital Classics (2017 Edition),
106:There is also the consecration of the thoughts to the Divine. In its inception this is the attempt to fix the mind on the object of adoration, -for naturally the restless human mind is occupied with other objects and, even when it is directed upwards, constantly drawn away by the world, -- so that in the end it habitually thinks of him and all else is only secondary and thought of only in relation to him. This is done often with the aid of a physical image or, more intimately and characteristically, of a Mantra or a divine name through which the divine being is realised. There are supposed by those who systematise, to be three stages of the seeking through the devotion of the mind, first, the constant hearing of the divine name, qualities and all that has been attached to them, secondly, the constant thinking on them or on the divine being or personality, thirdly, the settling and fixing of the mind on the object; and by this comes the full realisation. And by these, too, there comes when the accompanying feeling or the concentration is very intense, the Samadhi, the ecstatic trance in which the consciousness passes away from outer objects. But all this is really incidental; the one thing essential is the intense devotion of the thought in the mind to the object of adoration. Although it seems akin to the contemplation of the way of knowledge, it differs from that in its spirit. It is in its real nature not a still, but an ecstatic contemplation; it seeks not to pass into the being of the Divine, but to bring the Divine into ourselves and to lose ourselves in the deep ecstasy of his presence or of his possession; and its bliss is not the peace of unity, but the ecstasy of union. Here, too, there may be the separative self-consecration, which ends in the giving up of all other thought of life for the possession of this ecstasy, eternal afterwards in planes beyond, or the comprehensive consecration in which all the thoughts are full of the Divine and even in the occupations of life every thought remembers him. As in the other Yogas, so in this, one comes to see the Divine everywhere and in all and to pour out the realisation of the Divine in all ones inner activities and outward actions. But all is supported here by the primary force of the emotional union: for it is by love that the entire self-consecration and the entire possession is accomplished, and thought and action become shapes and figures of the divine love which possesses the spirit and its members.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, The Way of Devotion [T2],
107:10000 ::: The True Object of Spiritual Seeking:
   To find the Divine is indeed the first reason for seeking the spiritual Truth and the spiritual life; it is the one thing indispensable and all the rest is nothing without it. The Divine once found, to manifest Him,-that is, first of all to transform one's own limited consciousness into the Divine Consciousness, to live in the infinite Peace, Light, Love, Strength, Bliss, to become that in one's essential nature and, as a consequence, to be its vessel, channel, instrument in one's active nature. To bring into activity the principle of oneness on the material plane or to work for humanity is a mental mistranslation of the Truth-these things cannot be the first or true object of spiritual seeking. We must find the Self, the Divine, then only can we know what is the work the Self or the Divine demands from us. Until then our life and action can only be a help or means towards finding the Divine and it ought not to have any other purpose. As we grow in the inner consciousness, or as the spiritual Truth of the Divine grows in us, our life and action must indeed more and more flow from that, be one with that. But to decide beforehand by our limited mental conceptions what they must be is to hamper the growth of the spiritual Truth within. As that grows we shall feel the Divine Light and Truth, the Divine Power and Force, the Divine Purity and Peace working within us, dealing with our actions as well as our consciousness, making use of them to reshape us into the Divine Image, removing the dross, substituting the pure gold of the Spirit. Only when the Divine Presence is there in us always and the consciousness transformed, can we have the right to say that we are ready to manifest the Divine on the material plane. To hold up a mental ideal or principle and impose that on the inner working brings the danger of limiting ourselves to a mental realisation or of impeding or even falsifying by a half-way formation the true growth into the full communion and union with the Divine and the free and intimate outflowing of His will in our life. This is a mistake of orientation to which the mind of today is especially prone. It is far better to approach the Divine for the Peace or Light or Bliss that the realisation of Him gives than to bring in these minor things which can divert us from the one thing needful. The divinisation of the material life also as well as the inner life is part of what we see as the Divine Plan, but it can only be fulfilled by an outflowing of the inner realisation, something that grows from within outward, not by the working out of a mental principle.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters On Yoga - II, [T1],
108:Workshops, churches, and palaces were full of these fatal works of art; he had even helped with a few himself. They were deeply disappointing be­ cause they aroused the desire for the highest and did not fulfill it. They lacked the most essential thing-mystery. That was what dreams and truly great works of art had in common : mystery. Goldmund continued his thought: It is mystery I love and pursue. Several times I have seen it beginning to take shape; as an artist, I would like to capture and express it. Some day, perhaps, I'll be able to. The figure of the universal mother, the great birthgiver, for example. Unlike other fi gures, her mystery does not consist of this or that detail, of a particular voluptuousness or sparseness, coarseness or delicacy, power or gracefulness. It consists of a fusion of the greatest contrasts of the world, those that cannot otherwise be combined, that have made peace only in this figure. They live in it together: birth and death, tenderness and cruelty, life and destruction. If I only imagined this fi gure, and were she merely the play of my thoughts, it would not matter about her, I could dismiss her as a mistake and forget about her. But the universal mother is not an idea of mine; I did not think her up, I saw her! She lives inside me. I've met her again and again. She appeared to me one winter night in a village when I was asked to hold a light over the bed of a peasant woman giving birth: that's when the image came to life within me. I often lose it; for long periods it re­ mains remote; but suddenly it Hashes clear again, as it did today. The image of my own mother, whom I loved most of all, has transformed itself into this new image, and lies encased within the new one like the pit in the cherry.

   As his present situation became clear to him, Goldmund was afraid to make a decision. It was as difficult as when he had said farewell to Narcissus and to the cloister. Once more he was on an impor­ tant road : the road to his mother. Would this mother-image one day take shape, a work of his hands, and become visible to all? Perhaps that was his goal, the hidden meaning of his life. Perhaps; he didn't know. But one thing he did know : it was good to travel toward his mother, to be drawn and called by her. He felt alive. Perhaps he'd never be able to shape her image, perhaps she'd always remain a dream, an intuition, a golden shimmer, a sacred mystery. At any rate, he had to follow her and submit his fate to her. She was his star.

   And now the decision was at his fingertips; everything had become clear. Art was a beautiful thing, but it was no goddess, no goal-not for him. He was not to follow art, but only the call of his mother.

   ~ Hermann Hesse, Narcissus and Goldmund,
109:The Teacher of the integral Yoga will follow as far as he may the method of the Teacher within us. He will lead the disciple through the nature of the disciple. Teaching, example, influence, - these are the three instruments of the Guru. But the wise Teacher will not seek to impose himself or his opinions on the passive acceptance of the receptive mind; he will throw in only what is productive and sure as a seed which will grow under the divine fostering within. He will seek to awaken much more than to instruct; he will aim at the growth of the faculties and the experiences by a natural process and free expansion. He will give a method as an aid, as a utilisable device, not as an imperative formula or a fixed routine. And he will be on his guard against any turning of the means into a limitation, against the mechanising of process. His whole business is to awaken the divine light and set working the divine force of which he himself is only a means and an aid, a body or a channel.

The example is more powerful than the instruction; but it is not the example of the outward acts nor that of the personal character which is of most importance. These have their place and their utility; but what will most stimulate aspiration in others is the central fact of the divine realisation within him governing his whole life and inner state and all his activities. This is the universal and essential element; the rest belongs to individual person and circumstance. It is this dynamic realisation that the sadhaka must feel and reproduce in himself according to his own nature; he need not strive after an imitation from outside which may well be sterilising rather than productive of right and natural fruits.

Influence is more important than example. Influence is not the outward authority of the Teacher over his disciple, but the power of his contact, of his presence, of the nearness of his soul to the soul of another, infusing into it, even though in silence, that which he himself is and possesses. This is the supreme sign of the Master. For the greatest Master is much less a Teacher than a Presence pouring the divine consciousness and its constituting light and power and purity and bliss into all who are receptive around him.

And it shall also be a sign of the teacher of the integral Yoga that he does not arrogate to himself Guruhood in a humanly vain and self-exalting spirit. His work, if he has one, is a trust from above, he himself a channel, a vessel or a representative. He is a man helping his brothers, a child leading children, a Light kindling other lights, an awakened Soul awakening souls, at highest a Power or Presence of the Divine calling to him other powers of the Divine. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis of Yoga,
110:The Absolute is in itself indefinable by reason, ineffable to the speech; it has to be approached through experience. It can be approached through an absolute negation of existence, as if it were itself a supreme Non-Existence, a mysterious infinite Nihil. It can be approached through an absolute affirmation of all the fundamentals of our own existence, through an absolute of Light and Knowledge, through an absolute of Love or Beauty, through an absolute of Force, through an absolute of peace or silence. It can be approached through an inexpressible absolute of being or of consciousness, or of power of being, or of delight of being, or through a supreme experience in which these things become inexpressibly one; for we can enter into such an ineffable state and, plunged into it as if into a luminous abyss of existence, we can reach a superconscience which may be described as the gate of the Absolute. It is supposed that it is only through a negation of individual and cosmos that we can enter into the Absolute. But in fact the individual need only deny his own small separate ego-existence; he can approach the Absolute through a sublimation of his spiritual individuality taking up the cosmos into himself and transcending it; or he may negate himself altogether, but even so it is still the individual who by self-exceeding enters into the Absolute. He may enter also by a sublimation of his being into a supreme existence or super-existence, by a sublimation of his consciousness into a supreme consciousness or superconscience, by a sublimation of his and all delight of being into a super-delight or supreme ecstasy. He can make the approach through an ascension in which he enters into cosmic consciousness, assumes it into himself and raises himself and it into a state of being in which oneness and multiplicity are in perfect harmony and unison in a supreme status of manifestation where all are in each and each in all and all in the one without any determining individuation - for the dynamic identity and mutuality have become complete; on the path of affirmation it is this status of the manifestation that is nearest to the Absolute. This paradox of an Absolute which can be realised through an absolute negation and through an absolute affirmation, in many ways, can only be accounted for to the reason if it is a supreme Existence which is so far above our notion and experience of existence that it can correspond to our negation of it, to our notion and experience of nonexistence; but also, since all that exists is That, whatever its degree of manifestation, it is itself the supreme of all things and can be approached through supreme affirmations as through supreme negations. The Absolute is the ineffable x overtopping and underlying and immanent and essential in all that we can call existence or non-existence. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine, 2.06 - Reality and the Cosmic Illusion,
111:The modern distinction is that the poet appeals to the imagination and not to the intellect. But there are many kinds of imagination; the objective imagination which visualises strongly the outward aspects of life and things; the subjective imagination which visualises strongly the mental and emotional impressions they have the power to start in the mind; the imagination which deals in the play of mental fictions and to which we give the name of poetic fancy; the aesthetic imagination which delights in the beauty of words and images for their own sake and sees no farther. All these have their place in poetry, but they only give the poet his materials, they are only the first instruments in the creation of poetic style. The essential poetic imagination does not stop short with even the most subtle reproductions of things external or internal, with the richest or delicatest play of fancy or with the most beautiful colouring of word or image. It is creative, not of either the actual or the fictitious, but of the more and the most real; it sees the spiritual truth of things, - of this truth too there are many gradations, - which may take either the actual or the ideal for its starting-point. The aim of poetry, as of all true art, is neither a photographic or otherwise realistic imitation of Nature, nor a romantic furbishing and painting or idealistic improvement of her image, but an interpretation by the images she herself affords us, not on one but on many planes of her creation, of that which she conceals from us, but is ready, when rightly approached, to reveal.

   This is the true, because the highest and essential aim of poetry; but the human mind arrives at it only by a succession of steps, the first of which seems far enough from its object. It begins by stringing its most obvious and external ideas, feelings and sensations of things on a thread of verse in a sufficient language of no very high quality. But even when it gets to a greater adequacy and effectiveness, it is often no more than a vital, an emotional or an intellectual adequacy and effectiveness. There is a strong vital poetry which powerfully appeals to our sensations and our sense of life, like much of Byron or the less inspired mass of the Elizabethan drama; a strong emotional poetry which stirs our feelings and gives us the sense and active image of the passions; a strong intellectual poetry which satisfies our curiosity about life and its mechanism, or deals with its psychological and other "problems", or shapes for us our thoughts in an effective, striking and often quite resistlessly quotable fashion. All this has its pleasures for the mind and the surface soul in us, and it is certainly quite legitimate to enjoy them and to enjoy them strongly and vividly on our way upward; but if we rest content with these only, we shall never get very high up the hill of the Muses.

   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Future Poetry,
112:There is one fundamental perception indispensable towards any integral knowledge or many-sided experience of this Infinite. It is to realise the Divine in its essential self and truth unaltered by forms and phenomena. Otherwise we are likely to remain caught in the net of appearances or wander confusedly in a chaotic multitude of cosmic or particular aspects, and if we avoid this confusion, it will be at the price of getting chained to some mental formula or shut up in a limited personal experience. The one secure and all-reconciling truth which is the very foundation of the universe is this that life is the manifestation of an uncreated Self and Spirit, and the key to life's hidden secret is the true relation of this Spirit with its own created existences. There is behind all this life the look of an eternal Being upon its multitudinous becomings; there is around and everywhere in it the envelopment and penetration of a manifestation in time by an unmanifested timeless Eternal. But this knowledge is valueless for Yoga if it is only an intellectual and metaphysical notion void of life and barren of consequence; a mental realisation alone cannot be sufficient for the seeker. 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. This infinite and eternal Self of things is an omnipresent Reality, one existence everywhere; it is a single unifying presence and not different in different creatures; it can be met, seen or felt in its completeness in each soul or each form in the universe. For its infinity is spiritual and essential and not merely a boundlessness in Space or an endlessness in Time; the Infinite can be felt in an infinitesimal atom or in a second of time as convincingly as in the stretch of the aeons or the stupendous enormity of the intersolar spaces. The knowledge or experience of it can begin anywhere and express itself through anything; for the Divine is in all, and all is the Divine.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, The Yoga of Divine Works, The Sacrifice, the Triune Path and the Lord of the Sacrifice,
113:3. Conditions internal and external that are most essential for meditation. There are no essential external conditions, but solitude and seculsion at the time of meditation as well as stillness of the body are helpful, sometimes almost necessary to the beginning. But one should not be bound by external conditions. Once the habit of meditation is formed, it should be made possible to do it in all circumstances, lying, sitting, walking, alone, in company, in silence or in the midst of noise etc.
   The first internal condition necessary is concentration of the will against the obstacles to meditation, i.e. wandering of the mind, forgetfulness, sleep, physical and nervous impatience and restlessness etc. If the difficulty in meditation is that thoughts of all kinds come in, that is not due to hostile forces but to the ordinary nature of the human mind. All sadhaks have this difficulty and with many it lasts for a very long time. There are several was of getting rid of it. One of them is to look at the thoughts and observe what is the nature of the human mind as they show it but not to give any sanction and to let them run down till they come to a standstill - this is a way recommended by Vivekananda in his Rajayoga. Another is to look at the thoughts as not one's own, to stand back as the witness Purusha and refuse the sanction - the thoughts are regarded as things coming from outside, from Prakriti, and they must be felt as if they were passers-by crossing the mind-space with whom one has no connection and in whom one takes no interest. In this way it usually happens that after the time the mind divides into two, a part which is the mental witness watching and perfectly undisturbed and quiet and a part in which the thoughts cross or wander. Afterwards one can proceed to silence or quiet the Prakriti part also. There is a third, an active method by which one looks to see where the thoughts come from and finds they come not from oneself, but from outside the head as it were; if one can detect them coming, then, before enter, they have to be thrown away altogether. This is perhaps the most difficult way and not all can do it, but if it can be done it is the shortest and most powerful road to silence. It is not easy to get into the Silence. That is only possible by throwing out all mental-vital activities. It is easier to let the Silence descend into you, i.e., to open yourself and let it descend. The way to do this and the way to call down the higher powers is the same. It is to remain quiet at the time of efforts to pull down the Power or the Silence but keeping only a silent will and aspiration for them. If the mind is active one has to learn to look at it, drawn back and not giving sanction from within, until its habitual or mechanical activities begin to fall quiet for want of support from within. if it is too persistent, a steady rejection without strain or struggle is the one thing to be done.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Autobiographical Notes,
114:An integral Yoga includes as a vital and indispensable element in its total and ultimate aim the conversion of the whole being into a higher spiritual consciousness and a larger divine existence. Our parts of will and action, our parts of knowledge, our thinking being, our emotional being, our being of life, all our self and nature must seek the Divine, enter into the Infinite, unite with the Eternal. But mans present nature is limited, divided, unequal, -- it is easiest for him to concentrate in the strongest part of his being and follow a definite line of progress proper to his nature: only rare individuals have the strength to take a large immediate plunge straight into the sea of the Divine Infinity. Some therefore must choose as a starting-point a concentration in thought or contemplation or the minds one-pointedness to find the eternal reality of the Self in them; others can more easily withdraw into the heart to meet there the Divine, the Eternal: yet others are predominantly dynamic and active; for these it is best to centre themselves in the will and enlarge their being through works. United with the Self and source of all by their surrender of their will into its infinity, guided in their works by the secret Divinity within or surrendered to the Lord of the cosmic action as the master and mover of all their energies of thought, feeling, act, becoming by this enlargement of being selfless and universal, they can reach by works some first fullness of a spiritual status. But the path, whatever its point of starting, must debouch into a vaster dominion; it must proceed in the end through a totality of integrated knowledge, emotion, will of dynamic action, perfection of the being and the entire nature. In the supramental consciousness, on the level of the supramental existence this integration becomes consummate; there knowledge, will, emotion, the perfection of the self and the dynamic nature rise each to its absolute of itself and all to their perfect harmony and fusion with each other, to a divine integrality, a divine perfection. For the supermind is a Truth-Consciousness in which the Divine Reality, fully manifested, no longer works with the instrumentation of the Ignorance; a truth of status of being which is absolute becomes dynamic in a truth of energy and activity of the being which is self-existent and perfect. Every movement there is a movement of the self-aware truth of Divine Being and every part is in entire harmony with the whole. Even the most limited and finite action is in the Truth-Consciousness a movement of the Eternal and Infinite and partakes of the inherent absoluteness and perfection of the Eternal and Infinite. An ascent into the supramental Truth not only raises our spiritual and essential consciousness to that height but brings about a descent of this Light and Truth into all our being and all our parts of nature. All then becomes part of the Divine Truth, an element and means of the supreme union and oneness; this ascent and descent must be therefore an ultimate aim of this Yoga.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, The Yoga of Divine Works, The Supermind and the Yoga of Works [279-280],
115:The supreme Truth aspect which thus manifests itself to us is an eternal and infinite and absolute self-existence, self-awareness, self-delight of being; this bounds all things and secretly supports and pervades all things. This Self-existence reveals itself again in three terms of its essential nature,-self, conscious being or spirit, and God or the Divine Being. The Indian terms are more satisfactory,-Brahman the Reality is Atman, Purusha, Ishwara; for these terms grew from a root of Intuition and, while they have a comprehensive preciseness, are capable of a plastic application which avoids both vagueness in the use and the rigid snare of a too limiting intellectual concept. The Supreme Brahman is that which in Western metaphysics is called the Absolute: but Brahman is at the same time the omnipresent Reality in which all that is relative exists as its forms or its movements; this is an Absolute which takes all relativities in its embrace. [...] Brahman is the Consciousness that knows itself in all that exists; Brahman is the force that sustains the power of God and Titan and Demon, the Force that acts in man and animal and the forms and energies of Nature; Brahman is the Ananda, the secret Bliss of existence which is the ether of our being and without which none could breathe or live. Brahman is the inner Soul in all; it has taken a form in correspondence with each created form which it inhabits. The Lord of Beings is that which is conscious in the conscious being, but he is also the Conscious in inconscient things, the One who is master and in control of the many that are passive in the hands of Force-Nature. He is the Timeless and Time; He is Space and all that is in Space; He is Causality and the cause and the effect: He is the thinker and his thought, the warrior and his courage, the gambler and his dice-throw. All realities and all aspects and all semblances are the Brahman; Brahman is the Absolute, the Transcendent and incommunicable, the Supracosmic Existence that sustains the cosmos, the Cosmic Self that upholds all beings, but It is too the self of each individual: the soul or psychic entity is an eternal portion of the Ishwara; it is his supreme Nature or Consciousness-Force that has become the living being in a world of living beings. The Brahman alone is, and because of It all are, for all are the Brahman; this Reality is the reality of everything that we see in Self and Nature. Brahman, the Ishwara, is all this by his Yoga-Maya, by the power of his Consciousness-Force put out in self-manifestation: he is the Conscious Being, Soul, Spirit, Purusha, and it is by his Nature, the force of his conscious self-existence that he is all things; he is the Ishwara, the omniscient and omnipotent All-ruler, and it is by his Shakti, his conscious Power, that he manifests himself in Time and governs the universe. These and similar statements taken together are all-comprehensive: it is possible for the mind to cut and select, to build a closed system and explain away all that does not fit within it; but it is on the complete and many-sided statement that we must take our stand if we have to acquire an integral knowledge.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine, Book 02: The Knowledge and the Ignorance - The Spiritual Evolution, Part I, The Infinite Consciousness and the Ignorance Brahman, Purusha, Ishwara - Maya, Prakriti, Shakti [336-337],
116:
   Sometimes while reading a text one has ideas, then Sweet Mother, how can one distinguish between the other person's idea and one's own?


Oh! This, this doesn't exist, the other person's idea and one's own idea.
   Nobody has ideas of his own: it is an immensity from which one draws according to his personal affinity; ideas are a collective possession, a collective wealth.
   Only, there are different stages. So there is the most common level, the one where all our brains bathe; this indeed swarms here, it is the level of "Mr. Everybody". And then there is a level that's slightly higher for people who are called thinkers. And then there are higher levels still - many - some of them are beyond words but they are still domains of ideas. And then there are those capable of shooting right up, catching something which is like a light and making it come down with all its stock of ideas, all its stock of thoughts. An idea from a higher domain if pulled down organises itself and is crystallised in a large number of thoughts which can express that idea differently; and then if you are a writer or a poet or an artist, when you make it come lower down still, you can have all kinds of expressions, extremely varied and choice around a single little idea but one coming from very high above. And when you know how to do this, it teaches you to distinguish between the pure idea and the way of expressing it.
   Some people cannot do it in their own head because they have no imagination or faculty for writing, but they can do it through study by reading what others have written. There are, you know, lots of poets, for instance, who have expressed the same idea - the same idea but with such different forms that when one reads many of them it becomes quite interesting to see (for people who love to read and read much). Ah, this idea, that one has said it like this, that other has expressed it like that, another has formulated it in this way, and so on. And so you have a whole stock of expressions which are expressions by different poets of the same single idea up there, above, high above. And you notice that there is an almost essential difference between the pure idea, the typal idea and its formulation in the mental world, even the speculative or artistic mental world. This is a very good thing to do when one loves gymnastics. It is mental gymnastics.
   Well, if you want to be truly intelligent, you must know how to do mental gymnastics; as, you see, if you want really to have a fairly strong body you must know how to do physical gymnastics. It is the same thing. People who have never done mental gymnastics have a poor little brain, quite over-simple, and all their life they think like children. One must know how to do this - not take it seriously, in the sense that one shouldn't have convictions, saying, "This idea is true and that is false; this formulation is correct and that one is not and this religion is the true one and that religion is false", and so on and so forth... this, if you enter into it, you become absolutely stupid.
   But if you can see all that and, for example, take all the religions, one after another and see how they have expressed the same aspiration of the human being for some Absolute, it becomes very interesting; and then you begin... yes, you begin to be able to juggle with all that. And then when you have mastered it all, you can rise above it and look at all the eternal human discussions with a smile. So there you are master of the thought and can no longer fly into a rage because someone else does not think as you, something that's unfortunately a very common malady here.
   Now, there we are. Nobody has any questions, no?
   That's enough? Finished! ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1955,
117:All Yoga is a turning of the human mind and the human soul, not yet divine in realisation, but feeling the divine impulse and attraction in it, towards that by which it finds its greater being. Emotionally, the first form which this turning takes must be that of adoration. In ordinary religion this adoration wears the form of external worship and that again develops a most external form of ceremonial worship. This element is ordinarily necessary because the mass of men live in their physical minds, cannot realise anything except by the force of a physical symbol and cannot feel that they are living anything except by the force of a physical action. We might apply here the Tantric gradation of sadhana, which makes the way of the pasu, the herd, the animal or physical being, the lowest stage of its discipline, and say that the purely or predominantly ceremonial adoration is the first step of this lowest part of the way. It is evident that even real religion, - and Yoga is something more than religion, - only begins when this quite outward worship corresponds to something really felt within the mind, some genuine submission, awe or spiritual aspiration, to which it becomes an aid, an outward expression and also a sort of periodical or constant reminder helping to draw back the mind to it from the preoccupations of ordinary life. But so long as it is only an idea of the Godhead to which one renders reverence or homage, we have not yet got to the beginning of Yoga. The aim of Yoga being union, its beginning must always be a seeking after the Divine, a longing after some kind of touch, closeness or possession. When this comes on us, the adoration becomes always primarily an inner worship; we begin to make ourselves a temple of the Divine, our thoughts and feelings a constant prayer of aspiration and seeking, our whole life an external service and worship. It is as this change, this new soul-tendency grows, that the religion of the devotee becomes a Yoga, a growing contact and union. It does not follow that the outward worship will necessarily be dispensed with, but it will increasingly become only a physical expression or outflowing of the inner devotion and adoration, the wave of the soul throwing itself out in speech and symbolic act.
   Adoration, before it turns into an element of the deeper Yoga of devotion, a petal of the flower of love, its homage and self-uplifting to its sun, must bring with it, if it is profound, an increasing consecration of the being to the Divine who is adored. And one element of this consecration must be a self-purifying so as to become fit for the divine contact, or for the entrance of the Divine into the temple of our inner being, or for his selfrevelation in the shrine of the heart. This purifying may be ethical in its character, but it will not be merely the moralist's seeking for the right and blameless action or even, when once we reach the stage of Yoga, an obedience to the law of God as revealed in formal religion; but it will be a throwing away, katharsis, of all that conflicts whether with the idea of the Divine in himself or of the Divine in ourselves. In the former case it becomes in habit of feeling and outer act an imitation of the Divine, in the latter a growing into his likeness in our nature. What inner adoration is to ceremonial worship, this growing into the divine likeness is to the outward ethical life. It culminates in a sort of liberation by likeness to the Divine,1 a liberation from our lower nature and a change into the divine nature.
   Consecration becomes in its fullness a devoting of all our being to the Divine; therefore also of all our thoughts and our works. Here the Yoga takes into itself the essential elements of the Yoga of works and the Yoga of knowledge, but in its own manner and with its own peculiar spirit. It is a sacrifice of life and works to the Divine, but a sacrifice of love more than a tuning of the will to the divine Will. The bhakta offers up his life and all that he is and all that he has and all that he does to the Divine. This surrender may take the ascetic form, as when he leaves the ordinary life of men and devotes his days solely to prayer ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, The Way of Devotion, 571 [T1],
118:Although a devout student of the Bible, Paracelsus instinctively adopted the broad patterns of essential learning, as these had been clarified by Pythagoras of Samos and Plato of Athens. Being by nature a mystic as well as a scientist, he also revealed a deep regard for the Neoplatonic philosophy as expounded by Plotinus, Iamblichus, and Proclus. Neo­platonism is therefore an invaluable aid to the interpretation of the Paracelsian doctrine.
   Paracelsus held that true knowledge is attained in two ways, or rather that the pursuit of knowledge is advanced by a two-fold method, the elements of which are completely interdependent. In our present terminology, we can say that these two parts of method are intuition and experience. To Paracelsus, these could never be divided from each other.
   The purpose of intuition is to reveal certain basic ideas which must then be tested and proven by experience. Experience, in turn, not only justifies intuition, but contributes certain additional knowledge by which the impulse to further growth is strengthened and developed. Paracelsus regarded the separation of intuition and experience to be a disaster, leading inevitably to greater error and further disaster. Intuition without experience allows the mind to fall into an abyss of speculation without adequate censorship by practical means. Experience without intuition could never be fruitful because fruitfulness comes not merely from the doing of things, but from the overtones which stimulate creative thought. Further, experience is meaningless unless there is within man the power capable of evaluating happenings and occurrences. The absence of this evaluating factor allows the individual to pass through many kinds of experiences, either misinterpreting them or not inter­ preting them at all. So Paracelsus attempted to explain intuition and how man is able to apprehend that which is not obvious or apparent. Is it possible to prove beyond doubt that the human being is capable of an inward realization of truths or facts without the assistance of the so-called rational faculty?
   According to Paracelsus, intuition was possible because of the existence in nature of a mysterious substance or essence-a universal life force. He gave this many names, but for our purposes, the simplest term will be appropriate. He compared it to light, further reasoning that there are two kinds of light: a visible radiance, which he called brightness, and an invisible radiance, which he called darkness. There is no essential difference between light and darkness. There is a dark light, which appears luminous to the soul but cannot be sensed by the body. There is a visible radiance which seems bright to the senses, but may appear dark to the soul. We must recognize that Paracelsus considered light as pertaining to the nature of being, the total existence from which all separate existences arise. Light not only contains the energy needed to support visible creatures, and the whole broad expanse of creation, but the invisible part of light supports the secret powers and functions of man, particularly intuition. Intuition, therefore, relates to the capacity of the individual to become attuned to the hidden side of life. By light, then, Paracelsus implies much more than the radiance that comes from the sun, a lantern, or a candle. To him, light is the perfect symbol, emblem, or figure of total well-being. Light is the cause of health. Invisible light, no less real if unseen, is the cause of wisdom. As the light of the body gives strength and energy, sustaining growth and development, so the light of the soul bestows understanding, the light of the mind makes wisdom possible, and the light of the spirit confers truth. Therefore, truth, wisdom, understanding, and health are all manifesta­ tions or revelations ot one virtue or power. What health is to the body, morality is to the emotions, virtue to the soul, wisdom to the mind, and reality to the spirit. This total content of living values is contained in every ray of visible light. This ray is only a manifestation upon one level or plane of the total mystery of life. Therefore, when we look at a thing, we either see its objective, physical form, or we apprehend its inner light Everything that lives, lives in light; everything that has an existence, radiates light. All things derive their life from light, and this light, in its root, is life itself. This, indeed, is the light that lighteth every man who cometh into the world. ~ Manly P Hall, Paracelsus,
119:GURU YOGA
   Guru yoga is an essential practice in all schools of Tibetan Buddhism and Bon. This is true in sutra, tantra, and Dzogchen. It develops the heart connection with the masteR By continually strengthening our devotion, we come to the place of pure devotion in ourselves, which is the unshakeable, powerful base of the practice. The essence of guru yoga is to merge the practitioner's mind with the mind of the master.
   What is the true master? It is the formless, fundamental nature of mind, the primordial awareness of the base of everything, but because we exist in dualism, it is helpful for us to visualize this in a form. Doing so makes skillful use of the dualisms of the conceptual mind, to further strengthen devotion and help us stay directed toward practice and the generation of positive qualities.
   In the Bon tradition, we often visualize either Tapihritsa* as the master, or the Buddha ShenlaOdker*, who represents the union of all the masters. If you are already a practitioner, you may have another deity to visualize, like Guru Rinpoche or a yidam or dakini. While it is important to work with a lineage with which you have a connection, you should understand that the master you visualize is the embodiment of all the masters with whom you are connected, all the teachers with whom you have studied, all the deities to whom you have commitments. The master in guru yoga is not just one individual, but the essence of enlightenment, the primordial awareness that is your true nature.
   The master is also the teacher from whom you receive the teachings. In the Tibetan tradition, we say the master is more important than the Buddha. Why? Because the master is the immediate messenger of the teachings, the one who brings the Buddha's wisdom to the student. Without the master we could not find our way to the Buddha. So we should feel as much devotion to the master as we would to the Buddha if the Buddha suddenly appeared in front of us.
   Guru yoga is not just about generating some feeling toward a visualized image. It is done to find the fundamental mind in yourself that is the same as the fundamental mind of all your teachers, and of all the Buddhas and realized beings that have ever lived. When you merge with the guru, you merge with your pristine true nature, which is the real guide and masteR But this should not be an abstract practice. When you do guru yoga, try to feel such intense devotion that the hair stands upon your neck, tears start down your face, and your heart opens and fills with great love. Let yourself merge in union with the guru's mind, which is your enlightened Buddha-nature. This is the way to practice guru yoga.
  
The Practice
   After the nine breaths, still seated in meditation posture, visualize the master above and in front of you. This should not be a flat, two dimensional picture-let a real being exist there, in three dimensions, made of light, pure, and with a strong presence that affects the feeling in your body,your energy, and your mind. Generate strong devotion and reflect on the great gift of the teachings and the tremendous good fortune you enjoy in having made a connection to them. Offer a sincere prayer, asking that your negativities and obscurations be removed, that your positive qualities develop, and that you accomplish dream yoga.
   Then imagine receiving blessings from the master in the form of three colored lights that stream from his or her three wisdom doors- of body, speech, and mind-into yours. The lights should be transmitted in the following sequence: White light streams from the master's brow chakra into yours, purifying and relaxing your entire body and physical dimension. Then red light streams from the master's throat chakra into yours, purifying and relaxing your energetic dimension. Finally, blue light streams from the master's heart chakra into yours, purifying and relaxing your mind.
   When the lights enter your body, feel them. Let your body, energy, and mind relax, suffused inwisdom light. Use your imagination to make the blessing real in your full experience, in your body and energy as well as in the images in your mind.
   After receiving the blessing, imagine the master dissolving into light that enters your heart and resides there as your innermost essence. Imagine that you dissolve into that light, and remain inpure awareness, rigpa.
   There are more elaborate instructions for guru yoga that can involve prostrations, offerings, gestures, mantras, and more complicated visualizations, but the essence of the practice is mingling your mind with the mind of the master, which is pure, non-dual awareness. Guru yoga can be done any time during the day; the more often the better. Many masters say that of all the practices it is guru yoga that is the most important. It confers the blessings of the lineage and can open and soften the heart and quiet the unruly mind. To completely accomplish guru yoga is to accomplish the path.
   ~ Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, The Tibetan Yogas Of Dream And Sleep, [T3],
120:CHAPTER XIII
OF THE BANISHINGS: AND OF THE PURIFICATIONS.
Cleanliness is next to Godliness, and had better come first. Purity means singleness. God is one. The wand is not a wand if it has something sticking to it which is not an essential part of itself. If you wish to invoke Venus, you do not succeed if there are traces of Saturn mixed up with it.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

   [...] According to traditions and occult schools, all these zones of realities, these planes of realities have got different names; they have been classified in a different way, but there is an essential analogy, and if you go back far enough into the traditions, you see only the words changing according to the country and the language. Even now, the experiences of Western occultists and those of Eastern occultists offer great similarities. All who set out on the discovery of these invisible worlds and make a report of what they saw, give a very similar description, whether they be from here or there; they use different words, but the experience is very similar and the handling of forces is the same.

   This knowledge of the occult worlds is based on the existence of subtle bodies and of subtle worlds corresponding to those bodies. They are what the psychological method calls "states of consciousness", but these states of consciousness really correspond to worlds. The occult procedure consists then in being aware of these various inner states of being or subtle bodies and in becoming sufficiently a master of them so as to be able to go out of them successively, one after another. There is indeed a whole scale of subtleties, increasing or decreasing according to the direction in which you go, and the occult procedure consists in going out of a denser body into a subtler body and so on again, up to the most ethereal regions. You go, by successive exteriorisations, into bodies or worlds more and more subtle. It is somewhat as if every time you passed into another dimension. The fourth dimension of the physicists is nothing but the scientific transcription of an occult knowledge. To give another image, one can say that the physical body is at the centre - it is the most material, the densest and also the smallest - and the inner bodies, more subtle, overflow more and more the central physical body; they pass through it, extending themselves farther and farther, like water evaporating from a porous vase and forming a kind of steam all around. And the greater the subtlety, the more the extension tends to unite with that of the universe: one ends by universalising oneself. And it is altogether a concrete process which gives an objective experience of invisible worlds and even enables one to act in these worlds.

   There are, then, only a very small number of people in the West who know that these gods are not merely subjective and imaginary - more or less wildly imaginary - but that they correspond to a universal truth.

   All these regions, all these domains are filled with beings who exist, each in its own domain, and if you are awake and conscious on a particular plane - for instance, if on going out of a more material body you awake on some higher plane, you have the same relation with the things and people of that plane as you had with the things and people of the material world. That is to say, there exists an entirely objective relation that has nothing to do with the idea you may have of these things. Naturally, the resemblance is greater and greater as you approach the physical world, the material world, and there even comes a time when the one region has a direct action upon the other. In any case, in what Sri Aurobindo calls the overmental worlds, you will find a concrete reality absolutely independent of your personal experience; you go back there and again find the same things, with the differences that have occurred during your absence. And you have relations with those beings that are identical with the relations you have with physical beings, with this difference that the relation is more plastic, supple and direct - for example, there is the capacity to change the external form, the visible form, according to the inner state you are in. But you can make an appointment with someone and be at the appointed place and find the same being again, with certain differences that have come about during your absence; it is entirely concrete with results entirely concrete.

   One must have at least a little of this experience in order to understand these things. Otherwise, those who are convinced that all this is mere human imagination and mental formation, who believe that these gods have such and such a form because men have thought them to be like that, and that they have certain defects and certain qualities because men have thought them to be like that - all those who say that God is made in the image of man and that he exists only in human thought, all these will not understand; to them this will appear absolutely ridiculous, madness. One must have lived a little, touched the subject a little, to know how very concrete the thing is.

   Naturally, children know a good deal if they have not been spoilt. There are so many children who return every night to the same place and continue to live the life they have begun there. When these faculties are not spoilt with age, you can keep them with you. At a time when I was especially interested in dreams, I could return exactly to a place and continue a work that I had begun: supervise something, for example, set something in order, a work of organisation or of discovery, of exploration. You go until you reach a certain spot, as you would go in life, then you take a rest, then you return and begin again - you begin the work at the place where you left off and you continue it. And you perceive that there are things which are quite independent of you, in the sense that changes of which you are not at all the author, have taken place automatically during your absence.

   But for this, you must live these experiences yourself, you must see them yourself, live them with sufficient sincerity and spontaneity in order to see that they are independent of any mental formation. For you can do the opposite also, and deepen the study of the action of mental formation upon events. This is very interesting, but it is another domain. And this study makes you very careful, very prudent, because you become aware of how far you can delude yourself. So you must study both, the dream and the occult reality, in order to see what is the essential difference between the two. The one depends upon us; the other exists in itself; entirely independent of the thought that we have of it.

   When you have worked in that domain, you recognise in fact that once a subject has been studied and something has been learnt mentally, it gives a special colour to the experience; the experience may be quite spontaneous and sincere, but the simple fact that the subject was known and studied lends a particular quality. Whereas if you had learnt nothing about the question, if you knew nothing at all, the transcription would be completely spontaneous and sincere when the experience came; it would be more or less adequate, but it would not be the outcome of a previous mental formation.

   Naturally, this occult knowledge or this experience is not very frequent in the world, because in those who do not have a developed inner life, there are veritable gaps between the external consciousness and the inmost consciousness; the linking states of being are missing and they have to be constructed. So when people enter there for the first time, they are bewildered, they have the impression they have fallen into the night, into nothingness, into non-being!

   I had a Danish friend, a painter, who was like that. He wanted me to teach him how to go out of the body; he used to have interesting dreams and thought that it would be worth the trouble to go there consciously. So I made him "go out" - but it was a frightful thing! When he was dreaming, a part of his mind still remained conscious, active, and a kind of link existed between this active part and his external being; then he remembered some of his dreams, but it was a very partial phenomenon. And to go out of one's body means to pass gradually through all the states of being, if one does the thing systematically. Well, already in the subtle physical, one is almost de-individualised, and when one goes farther, there remains nothing, for nothing is formed or individualised.

   Thus, when people are asked to meditate or told to go within, to enter into themselves, they are in agony - naturally! They have the impression that they are vanishing. And with reason: there is nothing, no consciousness!

   These things that appear to us quite natural and evident, are, for people who know nothing, wild imagination. If, for example, you transplant these experiences or this knowledge to the West, well, unless you have been frequenting the circles of occultists, they stare at you with open eyes. And when you have turned your back, they hasten to say, "These people are cranks!" Now to come back to the gods and conclude. It must be said that all those beings who have never had an earthly existence - gods or demons, invisible beings and powers - do not possess what the Divine has put into man: the psychic being. And this psychic being gives to man true love, charity, compassion, a deep kindness, which compensate for all his external defects.

   In the gods there is no fault because they live according to their own nature, spontaneously and without constraint: as gods, it is their manner of being. But if you take a higher point of view, if you have a higher vision, a vision of the whole, you see that they lack certain qualities that are exclusively human. By his capacity of love and self-giving, man can have as much power as the gods and even more, when he is not egoistic, when he has surmounted his egoism.

   If he fulfils the required condition, man is nearer to the Supreme than the gods are. He can be nearer. He is not so automatically, but he has the power to be so, the potentiality.

   If human love manifested itself without mixture, it would be all-powerful. Unfortunately, in human love there is as much love of oneself as of the one loved; it is not a love that makes you forget yourself. - 4 November 1958

   ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother III, 355
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123: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],

*** WISDOM TROVE ***

1:Stillness is your essential nature. ~ eckhart-tolle, @wisdomtrove
2:Bhakti is the one essential thing. ~ sri-ramakrishna, @wisdomtrove
3:Economy is essential to all good art. ~ jerry-seinfeld, @wisdomtrove
4:Mental toughness is essential to success. ~ vince-lombardi, @wisdomtrove
5:Conditioning is essential to success in basketball. ~ john-wooden, @wisdomtrove
6:Plans are useless, but planning is essential. ~ dwight-eisenhower, @wisdomtrove
7:Your essential being does not exist in time and space. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
8:It is not so essential to think much as to love much. ~ teresa-of-avila, @wisdomtrove
9:Novelty is an essential attribute of the beautiful. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
10:The absurd is the essential concept and the first truth. ~ albert-camus, @wisdomtrove
11:What is essential in war is victory, not prolonged operations. ~ sun-tzu, @wisdomtrove
12:Fast tempo is essential for success; do it, fix it, try it! ~ brian-tracy, @wisdomtrove
13:Good moral character is the first essential in a man. ~ george-washington, @wisdomtrove
14:Giving to the poor is an essential part of Christian morality. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
15:Eloquence is the essential thing in a speech, not information. ~ mark-twain, @wisdomtrove
16:Hard work and humility are essential for spiritual sadhana. ~ b-k-s-iyengar, @wisdomtrove
17:Plans are of little importance, but planning is essential. ~ winston-churchill, @wisdomtrove
18:It was essential that I never show doubt about what I was doing. ~ steve-martin, @wisdomtrove
19:Unreason is an essential medicine as long as you do not overdose. ~ dean-koontz, @wisdomtrove
20:Why should it be essential to love rarely in order to love much? ~ albert-camus, @wisdomtrove
21:Kindness is an essential part of Gods work and ours here on earth. ~ billy-graham, @wisdomtrove
22:Vigor of government is essential to the security of liberty. ~ alexander-hamilton, @wisdomtrove
23:Willpower is essential to the accomplishment of anything worthwhile. ~ brian-tracy, @wisdomtrove
24:Unalloyed love of God is the essential thing. All else is unreal. ~ sri-ramakrishna, @wisdomtrove
25:Every employee must be essential to the functions of the organization. ~ brian-tracy, @wisdomtrove
26:Religion and morality are the essential pillars of civil society. ~ george-washington, @wisdomtrove
27:Knowing when to take your losses is an essential part of eventual success. ~ tom-peters, @wisdomtrove
28:Confidence, clarity and compassion are essential qualities of a teacher. ~ b-k-s-iyengar, @wisdomtrove
29:Having knowledge of the Bible is essential to a rich and meaningful life. ~ billy-graham, @wisdomtrove
30:Unlike the novel, a short story may be, for all purposes, essential. ~ jorge-luis-borges, @wisdomtrove
31:Feeling good about ourselves is essential in our being able to love others. ~ fred-rogers, @wisdomtrove
32:Possessing a powerful worldwide brand is essential for sustained success. ~ warren-buffet, @wisdomtrove
33:The essential element of love is a belief in its own eternity. ~ william-somerset-maugham, @wisdomtrove
34:The essential thing is to WANT to sing. This then is a song. I am singing. ~ henry-miller, @wisdomtrove
35:The essential thing is to work in a state of mind that approaches prayer. ~ henri-matisse, @wisdomtrove
36:The basic essential of a great actor is that he loves himself in acting. ~ charlie-chaplan, @wisdomtrove
37:According to Christian teachers, the essential vice, the utmost evil, is Pride. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
38:Combinatory play seems to be the essential feature in productive thought. ~ albert-einstein, @wisdomtrove
39:Wherever the Word comes without power its essential content is missed. ~ aiden-wilson-tozer, @wisdomtrove
40:An appearance of delicacy, and even fragility, is almost essential to beauty. ~ edmund-burke, @wisdomtrove
41:In most cases learning something essential in life requires physical pain. ~ haruki-murakami, @wisdomtrove
42:It is essential that we stop worrying about money and stop resenting our bills. ~ louise-hay, @wisdomtrove
43:To believe yourself to be brave is to be brave; it is the only essential thing. ~ mark-twain, @wisdomtrove
44:Initiative is as essential to success as a hub is essential to a wagon wheel. ~ napoleon-hill, @wisdomtrove
45:Simplicity boils down to two steps: Identify the essential. Eliminate the rest. ~ leo-babauta, @wisdomtrove
46:All actual heroes are essential men, And all men possible heroes. ~ elizabeth-barrett-browning, @wisdomtrove
47:A person who is gifted sees the essential point and leaves the rest as surplus. ~ thomas-carlyle, @wisdomtrove
48:The essential characteristic of socialism is the denial of individual property rights. ~ ayn-rand, @wisdomtrove
49:To live fully, death is essential; every ending makes a new beginning. ~ sri-nisargadatta-maharaj, @wisdomtrove
50:Waking up to the oneness of your essential identity doesn’t negate your individuality. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
51:It is essential to understand that battles are primarily won in the hearts of men. ~ vince-lombardi, @wisdomtrove
52:Secret operations are essential in war; upon them the army relies to make its every move. ~ sun-tzu, @wisdomtrove
53:I feel so strongly that deep and simple is far more essential than shallow and complex. ~ fred-rogers, @wisdomtrove
54:The essential things in life are seen, not with the eyes but with the heart. ~ antoine-de-saint-exupery, @wisdomtrove
55:Nothing is so essential as dignity. ¶Time will reveal who has it and who has it not. ~ elizabeth-gilbert, @wisdomtrove
56:How can your essential nature as awareness be separate from my essential nature as awareness? ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
57:Freedom from the desire for an answer is essential to the understanding of a problem. ~ jiddu-krishnamurti, @wisdomtrove
58:I wanted to get rid of the element that had been considered essential in pop music: the voice. ~ brian-eno, @wisdomtrove
59:The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. ~ d-h-lawrence, @wisdomtrove
60:Clarity is essential. Knowing exactly what you want builds your self-confidence immeasurably. ~ brian-tracy, @wisdomtrove
61:There can be no time, no state of things, in which Credit is not essential to a Nation. ~ alexander-hamilton, @wisdomtrove
62:One essential ingredient for being an original in the day of copies is courageous vision. ~ charles-r-swindoll, @wisdomtrove
63:Intelligent planning is essential for success in any undertaking designed to accumulate riches. ~ napoleon-hill, @wisdomtrove
64:Knowing my essential self is knowing the knower. It is recognizing my deeper identity as awareness. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
65:A strong American economy is essential to the well-being and security of our friends and allies. ~ ronald-reagan, @wisdomtrove
66:My essential nature is unconsciously dreaming the life-dream . . . but Tim can consciously shape it. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
67:In order to go beyond ideas to direct realization, it's essential to have a great deal of purity. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
68:Love is the essential existential fact. It is our ultimate reality and our purpose on earth. ~ marianne-williamson, @wisdomtrove
69:Courage, hard work, self-mastery, and intelligent effort are all essential to successful life. ~ theodore-roosevelt, @wisdomtrove
70:Mere parsimony is not economy. Expense, and great expense, may be an essential part in true economy. ~ edmund-burke, @wisdomtrove
71:Preparing for battle, plans were essential. But once the battle was joined, plans were useless. ~ dwight-eisenhower, @wisdomtrove
72:Practice self-discipline and keep emotions under control. Good judgment and common sense are essential. ~ john-wooden, @wisdomtrove
73:The essential thing is to arouse such an interest that it engages the child’s whole personality. ~ maria-montessori, @wisdomtrove
74:By setting limitations, we must choose the essential. So in everything you do, learn to set limitations. ~ leo-babauta, @wisdomtrove
75:Developing expertise or assets that are not easily copied is essential; otherwise you're just a middleman. ~ seth-godin, @wisdomtrove
76:Developing expertise or assets that are not easily copied is essential; otherwise you’re just a middleman. ~ seth-godin, @wisdomtrove
77:Goals are not only absolutely necessary to motivate us. They are essential to really keep us alive. ~ robert-h-schuller, @wisdomtrove
78:Keeping a Diary all my life helped me to discover some basic elements essential to the vitality of writing. ~ anais-nin, @wisdomtrove
79:Right now, you are awareness witnessing a stream of experiences. This is your permanent essential identity. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
80:When the deep meaning of things is not understood the mind’s essential peace is disturbed to no avail. ~ jianzhi-sengcan, @wisdomtrove
81:I saw something even more beautiful than a sense of humor: an appreciation for life’s essential absurdity. ~ stephen-king, @wisdomtrove
82:And now we are conscious through separateness, we can also become conscious of the essential oneness of being. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
83:Seek out strategic alliances; they are essential to growth and provide resistance to bigger competition. ~ richard-branson, @wisdomtrove
84:Whatever may be their use in civilized societies, mirrors are essential to all violent and heroic action. ~ virginia-woolf, @wisdomtrove
85:The essential act of war is destruction, not necessarily of human lives, but of the products of human labor. ~ george-orwell, @wisdomtrove
86:A gamester, as such, is the cool, calculating, essential spirit of concentrated, avaricious selfishness. ~ henry-ward-beecher, @wisdomtrove
87:I don't think there's any essential difference, at least for me, between writing poetry and writing prose. ~ jorge-luis-borges, @wisdomtrove
88:In spite of our high-tech world and efficient procedures, people remain the essential ingredient of life. ~ charles-r-swindoll, @wisdomtrove
89:It is sometimes essential for a husband and a wife to quarrel - they get to know each other better. ~ johann-wolfgang-von-goethe, @wisdomtrove
90:It's quite simple: One sees clearly only with the heart. Anything essential is invisible to the eyes. ~ antoine-de-saint-exupery, @wisdomtrove
91:If I were to let my life be taken over by what is urgent, I might very well never get around to what is essential. ~ henri-nouwen, @wisdomtrove
92:A good moral character is the first essential. It is highly important not only to be learned but to be virtuous. ~ george-washington, @wisdomtrove
93:Without exception, the dominance and coherence of culture proved to be an essential quality of the excellent companies. ~ tom-peters, @wisdomtrove
94:The first essential for the child’s development is concentration. The child who concentrates is immensely happy. ~ maria-montessori, @wisdomtrove
95:Just because we cannot see clearly te end of the road, that is no reason for not setting out on the essential journey. ~ john-f-kennedy, @wisdomtrove
96:To be a philosophical sceptic is, in a man of letters, the first and most essential to being a sound, believing Christian. ~ david-hume, @wisdomtrove
97:Nothing short of self-respect and that justice which is essential to a national character ought to involve us in war. ~ george-washington, @wisdomtrove
98:I become conscious of my essential nature as the &
99:Any religion is forever in danger of petrifaction into mere ritual and habit, though ritual and habit be essential to religion. ~ t-s-eliot, @wisdomtrove
100:Here is my secret. It is very simple: one sees well only with the heart. The essential is invisible to the eyes. ~ antoine-de-saint-exupery, @wisdomtrove
101:It seems essential, in relationships and all tasks, that we concentrate only on what is most significant and important. ~ soren-kierkegaard, @wisdomtrove
102:Love is who we are, and when we deviate from that love we're deviating from our ultimate, essential, eternal reality. ~ marianne-williamson, @wisdomtrove
103:One of the essential requirements for true spiritual growth and deep personal transformation is coming to peace with pain. ~ michael-singer, @wisdomtrove
104:The essential question is not, "How busy are you?' but &
105:You need not be attached to the non-essentials. Only the necessary is good. There is peace only in the essential. ~ sri-nisargadatta-maharaj, @wisdomtrove
106:Cleanliness is not next to godliness nowadays, for cleanliness is made an essential and godliness is regarded as an offence. ~ g-k-chesterton, @wisdomtrove
107:Love is a very ancient force, which served its purpose in its day but no longer is essential for the survival of the species. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
108:Many spiritual traditions teach that if we want to awaken to our essential divinity we need to suppress our troublesome humanity. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
109:In all things social we can be as seperate as the fingers, yet one as the hand in all things essential to mutual progress. ~ booker-t-washington, @wisdomtrove
110:For all right judgment of any man or things it is useful, nay, essential, to see his good qualities before pronouncing on his bad. ~ thomas-carlyle, @wisdomtrove
111:Artillery is more essential to cavalry than to infantry, because cavalry has no fire for its defence, but depends on the sabre. ~ napoleon-bonaparte, @wisdomtrove
112:In modern physics, the universe is experienced as a dynamic inseparable whole which always includes the observer in an essential way. ~ fritjof-capra, @wisdomtrove
113:One of the chief motives of artistic creation is certainly the need of feeling that we are essential in relationship to the world. ~ jean-paul-sartre, @wisdomtrove
114:The greatest discovery in life is to discover that our essential nature does not share the limits nor the destiny of the body and mind. ~ rupert-spira, @wisdomtrove
115:There's an essential order you have to follow in everything. It's a way of showing respect, following everything in the correct order. ~ haruki-murakami, @wisdomtrove
116:I believe that the most essential element of our defense of freedom is our insistence on speaking out for the cause of religious liberty. ~ ronald-reagan, @wisdomtrove
117:The feeling of being valuable &
118:Creating in all employees the awareness that their best efforts are essential and that they will share in the rewards of the company's success. ~ tom-peters, @wisdomtrove
119:Books are infinite in number and time is short. The secret of knowledge is to take what is essential. Take that and try to live up to it. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
120:The formulation of a problem is often more essential than its solution, which may be merely a matter of mathematical or experimental skill. ~ albert-einstein, @wisdomtrove
121:All essential knowledge relates to existence, or only such knowledge as has an essential relationship to existence is essential knowledge. ~ soren-kierkegaard, @wisdomtrove
122:Intelligence is the capacity to perceive the essential, the what is; and to awaken this capacity, in oneself and in others, is education. ~ jiddu-krishnamurti, @wisdomtrove
123:In all things that are purely social we can be as separate as the fingers, yet one as the hand in all things essential to mutual progress. ~ booker-t-washington, @wisdomtrove
124:Our separate identity as individuals in the world is the foundation from which we can wake up to our essential identity as the oneness of awareness. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
125:Suffering is essential for the elimination of the ego, just as it was necessary for you to scrub and scrub in order to wash the stain from my coat. ~ meher-baba, @wisdomtrove
126:Social grace, inner discipline and joy. These are the birthright of the human being who has been allowed to develop essential human qualities. ~ maria-montessori, @wisdomtrove
127:The essential function of art is moral. But a passionate, implicit morality, not didactic. A morality which changes the blood, rather than the mind. ~ d-h-lawrence, @wisdomtrove
128:Isn't it absolutely essential to keep a fierce Left and fierce Right, both on their toes and each terrified of the other? That's how we get things done. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
129:Our essential nature is pure potentiality, infinite creativity, pure joy, pure knowledge, infinite silence, perfect balance, simplicity and bliss.   ~ deepak-chopra, @wisdomtrove
130:The highest compliment one can be paid by another human being is to be told: &
131:A habit of labor in the people is as essential to the health and rigor of their minds and bodies as it is conducive to the welfare of the state. ~ alexander-hamilton, @wisdomtrove
132:It is essential that there should be organization of labor. This is an era of organization. Capital organizes and therefore labor must organize. ~ theodore-roosevelt, @wisdomtrove
133:No psychological health is possible unless this essential care of the person is fundamentally accepted, loved and respected by others and by himself. ~ abraham-maslow, @wisdomtrove
134:Your apparent identity is distinct from my apparent identity, but is your essential identity as awareness distinct from my essential identity as awareness? ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
135:Pain is essential. Often I cannot avoid it.Therefore all one can do is redeem it; and the only way to redeem it is through literature, art, poetry, music. ~ elie-wiesel, @wisdomtrove
136:Reading is essential for those who seek to rise above the ordinary. We must not permit anything to stand between us and the book that could change our lives. ~ jim-rohn, @wisdomtrove
137:The one characteristic more essential than any other is foresight... It should be the growing nation with a future which takes the long look ahead. ~ theodore-roosevelt, @wisdomtrove
138:You cannot see the true unless you are at peace. A quiet mind is essential for right perception, which again is required for self-realisation. ~ sri-nisargadatta-maharaj, @wisdomtrove
139:And now here is my secret, a very simple secret; it is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye. ~ antoine-de-saint-exupery, @wisdomtrove
140:Continuity of purpose is one of the most essential ingredients of happiness in the long run, and for most people this comes chiefly through their work. ~ bertrand-russell, @wisdomtrove
141:There are many things that are essential to arriving at true peace of mind, and one of the most important is faith, which cannot be acquired without prayer. ~ john-wooden, @wisdomtrove
142:It is essential to understand our brains in some detail if we are to assess correctly our place in this vast and complicated universe we see all around us. ~ francis-crick, @wisdomtrove
143:A man's true estate of power and riches is to be in himself; not in his dwelling or position or external relations, but in his own essential character. ~ henry-ward-beecher, @wisdomtrove
144:Diplomats are just as essential to starting a war as soldiers are for finishing it... You take diplomacy out of war, and the thing would fall flat in a week. ~ will-rogers, @wisdomtrove
145:I think good physical conditioning is essential to any occupation. A man who is physically fit performs better at any job. Fatigue makes cowards of us all. ~ vince-lombardi, @wisdomtrove
146:There is the physical mind which is mechanical but the awareness which is the essential character (dharma) of the mind is also to some extent present there. ~ sri-aurobindo, @wisdomtrove
147:Trust is the glue of life. It’s the most essential ingredient in effective communication. It’s the foundational principle that holds all relationships.      ~ stephen-r-covey, @wisdomtrove
148:A good shot must necessarily be a good man since the essence of good marksmanship is self-control and self-control is the essential quality of a good man. ~ theodore-roosevelt, @wisdomtrove
149:Forgiveness is essential to healing, because it requires you to surrender your ego's need to have life fall into place around your personal version of justice. ~ caroline-myss, @wisdomtrove
150:Women are the essential part of the theater but the writers are not writing about women. I think they're too perplexed about the whole female situation probably. ~ bette-davis, @wisdomtrove
151:Honesty and integrity are absolutely essential for success in life - all areas of life. The really good news is that anyone can develop both honesty and integrity. ~ zig-ziglar, @wisdomtrove
152:This body of ours has one fault: the more you indulge it, the more things it discovers to be essential to it. It is extraordinary how it likes being indulged. ~ teresa-of-avila, @wisdomtrove
153:When you figure it right down, none of us are in a really essential business but the farmer, and he raises so much that even his business is partly non-essential. ~ will-rogers, @wisdomtrove
154:Your ability to concentrate single-mindedly on one thing, the most important thing, and stay at it until it is complete, is an essential prerequisite for success. ~ brian-tracy, @wisdomtrove
155:The essential building block is... the true love that is impossible to define for those who have never experienced it and unnecessary to define for those who have. ~ isaac-asimov, @wisdomtrove
156:The nature of finite things is to have the seed of their passing-away as their essential being: the hour of their birth is the hour of their death. ~ georg-wilhelm-friedrich-hegel, @wisdomtrove
157:The Most difficult thing but an essential one is to love Life, to love it even while one suffers, because Life is all, Life is God, and to love Life means to love God. ~ leo-tolstoy, @wisdomtrove
158:Community always calls us back to solitude, and solitude always calls us to community. Community and solitude, both, are essential elements of ministry and witnessing. ~ henri-nouwen, @wisdomtrove
159:Forgiveness is essential to healing, because it requires you to surrender your ego's need to have life fall into place around your personal version of justice. ~ norman-vincent-peale, @wisdomtrove
160:If you want to know anything about community, you have to realize that the contemplative side is essential. Community without retreating and quiet time never survives. ~ henri-nouwen, @wisdomtrove
161:If the essential core of the person is denied or suppressed, he gets sick sometimes in obvious ways, sometimes in subtle ways, sometimes immediately, sometimes later. ~ abraham-maslow, @wisdomtrove
162:Silence gives us a new outlook on everything. We need silence to be able to touch souls. The essential thing is not what we say but what God says to us and through us. ~ mother-teresa, @wisdomtrove
163:Compassion is not religious business, it is human business. It is not luxury. It is essential for our own peace and mental stability. It is essential for human survival.    ~ dalai-lama, @wisdomtrove
164:By perfecting the practices of zazen and mindfulness, by learning patience and love and by realizing the essential emptiness of all phenomena, you will discover nirvana. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
165:The essential premise of Buddhism is that there is enlightenment, there is nirvana. Beyond this world, beyond all worlds, there's something radiant, perfect and eternal. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
166:The nature of men and women - their essential nature - is so vile and despicable that if you were to portray a person as he really is, no one would believe you. ~ william-somerset-maugham, @wisdomtrove
167:We say nothing essential about the cathedral when we speak of its stones. We say nothing essential about Man when we seek to define him by the qualities of men. ~ antoine-de-saint-exupery, @wisdomtrove
168:And saying no' gets easier with practice, especially as you gain confidence that sticking to the essential is something that will have great benefits to you in the long term. ~ leo-babauta, @wisdomtrove
169:I see, these books are probably law books, and it is an essential part of the justice dispensed here that you should be condemned not only in innocence but also in ignorance. ~ franz-kafka, @wisdomtrove
170:What is the basic, the essential, the crucial principle that differentiates freedom from slavery? It is the principle of voluntary action versus physical coercion or compulsion. ~ ayn-rand, @wisdomtrove
171:Most of what we say and do is not essential. If you can eliminate it, you'll have more time, and more tranquillity. Ask yourself at every moment, &
172:Go back to the breathing and try to be in that moment deeply. Because there is a possibility to handle every kind of event and the essential is to keep the peace in yourself. ~ thich-nhat-hanh, @wisdomtrove
173:Purity is essential for just your own peace of mind; otherwise, you'll go through this world like a mad person, howling and screaming and cursing, never satisfied, never happy. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
174:What began in deadly competition has helped us to see that global cooperation is the essential precondition for our survival. Travel is broadening. It's time to hit the road again. ~ carl-sagan, @wisdomtrove
175:The essential dilemma of education is to be found in the fact that the sort of man (or woman) who knows a given subject sufficiently well to teach it is usually unwilling to do so. ~ h-l-mencken, @wisdomtrove
176:We are under exercised as a nation. We look instead of play. We ride instead of walk. Our existence deprives us of the minimum of physical activity essential for healthy living. ~ john-f-kennedy, @wisdomtrove
177:What is all Knowledge too but recorded Experience, and a product of History; of which, therefore, Reasoning and Belief, no less than Action and Passion, are essential materials? ~ thomas-carlyle, @wisdomtrove
178:Really think hard about how you can eliminate the non-essential things in your life. Work on this over time, and create the space in your life that you need for the things you love. ~ leo-babauta, @wisdomtrove
179:Silence is essential. We need silence just as much as we need air, just as much as plants need light. If our minds are crowded with words and thoughts, there is no space for us. ~ thich-nhat-hanh, @wisdomtrove
180:Emotional control is essential for attaining higher levels of mind. The thing that the teacher looks for in a student is the degree of self-control, not coldness that someone has. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
181:One of the most essential things you need to do for yourself is to choose a goal that is important to you. Perfection does not exist - you can always do better and you can always grow. ~ les-brown, @wisdomtrove
182:[Children should contribute] to a family's essential survival and happiness. [In] an urban society, children are ... robbed of the opportunity to do genuinely responsible work. ~ dwight-eisenhower, @wisdomtrove
183:We're important, but not essential; valuable, but not indispensable. We have a part in the play, but we are not the main act. A song to sing, but we are not the featured voice. God is. ~ max-lucado, @wisdomtrove
184:Once we see that the goal of awakening is to be conscious of both our separate identity as a person and our essential identity as awareness, it becomes much easier to wake up to oneness. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
185:I don't know whether I believe in God or not. I think, really, I'm some sort of Buddhist. But the essential thing is to put oneself in a frame of mind which is close to that of prayer. ~ henri-matisse, @wisdomtrove
186:Everything in my past, in my training, everything that has been most essential in my activity up to now has made me above all a man who writes, and it is too late for that to change. ~ jean-paul-sartre, @wisdomtrove
187:It's our insides that make us who we are, that allow us to dream and wonder and feel for others. That's what's essential. That's what will always make the biggest difference in our world. ~ fred-rogers, @wisdomtrove
188:Money is, with propriety, considered as the vital principle of the body politic; as that which sustains its life and motion, and enables it to perform its most essential functions. ~ alexander-hamilton, @wisdomtrove
189:Solitude is an essential element for the spiritual health of a child. If we only stimulate our children - keep them busy with endless stories with no space to be alone - that's not good. ~ henri-nouwen, @wisdomtrove
190:Government implies the power of making laws. It is essential to the idea of a law, that it be attended with a sanction; or, in other words, a penalty or punishment for disobedience. ~ alexander-hamilton, @wisdomtrove
191:A rapid rendering of a landscape represents only one moment of its existence. I prefer, by insisting upon its essential character, to risk losing charm in order to gain greater stability. ~ henri-matisse, @wisdomtrove
192:The Arts and Sciences, essential to the prosperity of the State and to the ornament of human life, have a primary claim to the encouragement of every lover of his country and mankind. ~ george-washington, @wisdomtrove
193:The effort to see things without distortion takes something like courage and this courage is essential to the artist, who has to look at everything as though he saw it for the first time. ~ henri-matisse, @wisdomtrove
194:We read books to find out who we are. What other people, real or imaginary, do and think and feel... is an essential guide to our understanding of what we ourselves are and may become. ~ ursula-k-le-guin, @wisdomtrove
195:The separate self is not an entity; it is an activity: the activity of thinking and feeling that our essential nature of pure Awareness shares the limits and the destiny of the body and mind. ~ rupert-spira, @wisdomtrove
196:To become attached to the experience of peace is to threaten the true and essential and vital union of our soul with God above sense and experience in the darkness of a pure and perfect love. ~ thomas-merton, @wisdomtrove
197:My writing is very organic. It's what I am. My mother says I was writing before I was crawling. I wrote in the dirt with a twig. So I think of it as something that's very essential to my being. ~ alice-walker, @wisdomtrove
198:An awareness of the Law of Attraction and an understanding of how it works is essential to living life on purpose. In fact, it is essential to living the life of joy that you came forth to live. ~ esther-hicks, @wisdomtrove
199:True listening is another way of bringing stillness into the relationship. When you truly listen to someone, the dimension of stillness arises and becomes an essential part of the relationship. ~ eckhart-tolle, @wisdomtrove
200:Secrets of Closing the Sale, is essential reading. Ziglar tells us that selling and closing are not mysteries to be solved; instead they are as tangible as when his wife up-sold him on a new house. ~ zig-ziglar, @wisdomtrove
201:Laws are essential emanations from the self-poised character of God; they radiate from the sun to the circling edge of creation. Verily, the mighty Lawgiver hath subjected himself unto laws. ~ theodore-roosevelt, @wisdomtrove
202:It is essential to understand that battles are primarily won in the hearts of men. Men respond to leadership in a most remarkable way and once you have won his heart, he will follow you anywhere. ~ vince-lombardi, @wisdomtrove
203:When human laws contradict or discountenance the means, which are necessary to preserve the essential rights of any society, they defeat the proper end of all laws, and so become null and void. ~ alexander-hamilton, @wisdomtrove
204:All that is not useful in a picture is detrimental. A work of art must be harmonious in its entirety; for superfluous details would, in the mind of the beholder, encroach upon the essential elements. ~ henri-matisse, @wisdomtrove
205:Bringing a spiritual dimension into all that we do is essential for ending the struggle and dancing with life. Our body and our minds can take us only so far, our spirit can lead us all the way Home. ~ susan-jeffers, @wisdomtrove
206:It is essential to seek out enemy agents who have come to conduct espionage against you and to bribe them to serve you. Give them instructions and care for them. Thus doubled agents are recruited and used. ~ sun-tzu, @wisdomtrove
207:The essential nature (concerning the soul) cannot be corporeal, yet it is also clear that this soul is present in a particular bodily part, and this one of the parts having control over the rest (heart). ~ aristotle, @wisdomtrove
208:I am not a great man, but sometimes I think the impersonal and objective equality of my talent and the sacrifices of it, in pieces, to preserve its essential value has some sort of epic grandeur. ~ f-scott-fitzgerald, @wisdomtrove
209:It's essential that we understand that taking care of the planet will be done as we take care of ourselves. You know that you can't really make much of a difference in things until you change yourself. ~ alice-walker, @wisdomtrove
210:A gentleman considers justice to be essential in everything. He practices it according to the principles of propriety. He brings it forth in modesty and faithfully completes it. This is indeed a gentleman. ~ confucius, @wisdomtrove
211:The quality of place, the reaction to immediate contact with earth and growing things that have a fugal relationship with mountains and sky, is essential to the integrity of our existence on this planet. ~ amsel-adams, @wisdomtrove
212:And so when the essential idea of love is lost there comes talk of fidelity. Actually, the only possible basis for two beings, male and female, to relate to each other is to grant each other total freedom. ~ alan-watts, @wisdomtrove
213:I am not in the business of predicting general stock market of business fluctuations. If you think I can do this, or think it is essential to an investment program, you should not be in the partnership. ~ warren-buffet, @wisdomtrove
214:The person who takes power will never be happy with those things they gain. They have lost their essential balance and innocence. And without innocence, nothing can further, as they say in the I Ching. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
215:For, strictly considered, what is all Knowledge too but recorded Experience, and a product of History; of which, therefore, Reasoning and Belief, no less than Action and Passion, are essential materials? ~ thomas-carlyle, @wisdomtrove
216:There can be no limitation of that authority which is to provide for the defence and protection of the community in any matter essential to the formation, direction, or support of the NATIONAL FORCES. ~ alexander-hamilton, @wisdomtrove
217:After all these years of listening it seems to me that the essential quality of the human soul is uniqueness. Each of us is one of a kind. None of us has existed in the history of the human race before. ~ rachel-naomi-remen, @wisdomtrove
218:To me, the black black woman is our essential mother, the blacker she is the more us she is and to see the hatred that is turned on her is enough to make me despair, almost entirely, of our future as a people. ~ alice-walker, @wisdomtrove
219:Whenever the essential nature of things is analysed by the intellect, it must seem absurd or paradoxical. This has always been recognized by the mystics, but has become a problem in science only very recently. ~ fritjof-capra, @wisdomtrove
220:I am creating my reality . . . but who am I? I am the unconscious primal awareness that is conscious through Tim. My essential nature is unconsciously dreaming the life-dream . . . but Tim can consciously shape it.   ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
221:Love is the essential reality and our purpose on earth. To be consciously aware of it, to experience love in ourselves and others, is the meaning of life. Meaning does not lie in things. Meaning lies in us. ~ marianne-williamson, @wisdomtrove
222:Awareness is our essential being. The Hindus call it the atman, which means &
223:It is vital to remember that information - in the sense of raw data - is not knowledge, that knowledge is not wisdom, and that wisdom is not foresight. But information is the first essential step to all of these. ~ arthur-c-carke, @wisdomtrove
224:Unity of command is essential to the economy of time. Warfare in the field was like a siege: by directing all one's force to a single point a breach might be made, and the equilibrium of opposition destroyed. ~ napoleon-bonaparte, @wisdomtrove
225:You see, it's essential that one of us stays awake during the flight [ballon]. So, rather than using the comfortable Virgin seats which we used to cross the Atlantic, we've asked British Airways for two of theirs. ~ richard-branson, @wisdomtrove
226:We need to become conscious of our essential nature as the spacious presence of awareness, so we deep know that all is one, and find ourselves in love with all. Then we need to express that love by living compassionately. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
227:The independence and rebelliousness of our adolescence offer us yet another quality essential to our practice; the insistence that we find out the truth for ourselves, accepting no one's word above our own experience. ~ jack-kornfield, @wisdomtrove
228:I am concerning myself with only one essential thing: to set man free. I desire to free him from all cages, from all fears, and not to found religions, new sects, nor to establish new theories and new philosophies. ~ jiddu-krishnamurti, @wisdomtrove
229:I have become very critical of the whole book award system and could preach on that subject for quite a while, but I do know what an award can mean to a writer early in her career. It can give an essential validation. ~ ursula-k-le-guin, @wisdomtrove
230:Love is what we are born with. Fear is what we learn. The spiritual journey is the unlearning of fear and prejudices and the acceptance of love back in our hearts. Love is the essential reality and our purpose on earth. ~ marianne-williamson, @wisdomtrove
231:To be free is to be capable of thinking one's own thoughts - not the thoughts merely of the body, or of society, but thoughts generated by one's deepest, most original, most essential and spiritual self, one's individuality. ~ rudolf-steiner, @wisdomtrove
232:Try to gather the strength to live as brother and sister after one or two children are born. This is essential for reaping the full benefit of spiritual practice and to make spiritual progress through mental restraint. ~ mata-amritanandamayi, @wisdomtrove
233:It is essential to the sanity of mankind that each one should think the other crazy - a condition with which the cynicism of human nature so cordially complies, one could wish it were a concurrence upon a subject more noble. ~ emily-dickinson, @wisdomtrove
234:But anyway, it's obvious through human experience that extended families and tribes are terribly important. We can do without an extended family as human beings about as easily as we can do without vitamins or essential minerals. ~ kurt-vonnegut, @wisdomtrove
235:Every person who wins in any undertaking must be willing to burn his ships and cut all sources of retreat. Only by so doing can one be sure of maintaining that state of mind known as a burning desire to win, essential to success. ~ napoleon-hill, @wisdomtrove
236:The public must retain control of the great waterways. It is essential that any permit to obstruct them for reasons and on conditions that seem good at the moment should be subject to revision when changed conditions demand. ~ theodore-roosevelt, @wisdomtrove
237:These days I see myself as an individual expression of the primal awareness who is choosing to live lucidly, by both being conscious of my essential nature as the primal awareness and engaging passionately with the adventures of Tim. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
238:Find out for yourself what are the possesions and ideals that you do not desire. By knowing what you do not want, by elimination, you will unburden the mind, and only then will it understand the essential which is ever there. ~ jiddu-krishnamurti, @wisdomtrove
239:Our surest protection against assault from abroad has been not all our guards, gates and guns, or even our two oceans, but our essential goodness as a people. Our richest asset has been not our material wealth but our values. ~ theodore-roosevelt, @wisdomtrove
240:The essential truth is that sometimes you’re worried that they’ll find out it’s a fluke, that you don’t really have it. You’ve lost the muse or — the worst dread — you never had it at all. I went through all that madness early on. ~ robin-williams, @wisdomtrove
241:To sing you must first open your mouth. You must have a pair of lungs, and a little knowledge of music. It is not necessary to have an accordion, or a guitar. The essential thing is to want to sing. This then is a song. I am singing. ~ henry-miller, @wisdomtrove
242:What's my philosophy? In a word, integral. And what on earth — or in heaven — do I mean by integral? The dictionary meaning is fairly simple: comprehensive, balanced, inclusive, essential for completeness. Short definition, tall order. ~ ken-wilber, @wisdomtrove
243:Understanding our strengths, articulating our values, knowing where we belong - these are also essential to addressing one of the great challenges of organizations: improving the abysmally low productivity of knowledge workers. ~ peter-drucker, @wisdomtrove
244:I have lived hard and ruined the essential innocence [sic] in myself that could make it that possible [sic], and the fact that I have abused liquor is something to be paid for with suffering and death perhaps but not renunciation. ~ f-scott-fitzgerald, @wisdomtrove
245:The due administration of justice is the firmest pillar of good government, I have considered the first arrangement of the judicial department as essential to the happiness of the country, and to the stability of its political system. ~ george-washington, @wisdomtrove
246:[Final diary entry:] Occupation is essential. And now with some pleasure I find that it's seven; and must cook dinner. Haddock and sausage meat. I think it is true that one gains a certain hold on sausage and haddock by writing them down. ~ virginia-woolf, @wisdomtrove
247:When you discover your essential nature, and know who you really are, in that knowing itself is the ability to fulfill any dream you have… and the more you experience your true nature, the closer you are to the field of pure potentiality.   ~ deepak-chopra, @wisdomtrove
248:Promote then as an object of primary importance, Institutions for the general diffusion of knowledge. In proportion as the structure of a government gives force to public opinion, it is essential that public opinion should be enlightened. ~ george-washington, @wisdomtrove
249:The end and aim of spying in all its five varieties is knowledge of the enemy; and this knowledge can only be derived, in the first instance, from the converted spy. Hence it is essential that the converted spy be treated with the utmost liberality. ~ sun-tzu, @wisdomtrove
250:If we depend for our happiness on another, on society or on environment, they become essential to us; we cling to them, and any alteration of these we violently oppose because we depend upon them for our psychological security and comfort. ~ jiddu-krishnamurti, @wisdomtrove
251:Listening is a very active awareness of the coming together of at least two lives. Listening, as far as I'm concerned, is certainly a prerequisite of love. One of the most essential ways of saying &
252:Lucid Tim has lots of frightening things to contend with in his life, too. But he's also conscious of his essential identity, which is always safe. This gives him the courage to engage with life as a daring adventure rather than a terrifying ordeal. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
253:If you realize how vital to your whole spirit – and being and character and mind and health – friendship actually is, you will take time for it. The trouble is though for so many of us we have to be in trouble before we remember what’s essential. ~ john-odonohue, @wisdomtrove
254:Freethinkers are those who are willing to use their minds without prejudice and without fearing to understand things that clash with their own customs, privileges, or beliefs. This state of mind is not common, but it is essential for right thinking. ~ leo-tolstoy, @wisdomtrove
255:How often does a man ruin his disciples by remaining always with them! When men are once trained, it is essential that their leader leave them, for without his absence they cannot develop themselves. Plants always remain small under a big tree. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
256:When you are dreaming you appear to be a character within the dream. But this is only your ‘apparent identity’. It is who you appear to be, but not who you really are. Essentially you are awareness dreaming the dream. This is your ‘essential identity’. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
257:Nothing is more essential, than that permanent, inveterate antipathies against particular Nations, and passionate attachments for others, should be excluded; and that, in place of them, just and amicable feelings towards all should be cultivated. ~ george-washington, @wisdomtrove
258:Education should therefore include the two forms of work, manual and intellectual, for the same person, and thus make it understood by practical experience that these two kinds complete each other and are equally essential to a civilized existence. ~ maria-montessori, @wisdomtrove
259:Good company requires only birth, education, and manners, and with regard to education is not very nice. Birth and good manners are essential; but a little learning is by no means a dangerous thing in good company; on the contrary, it will do very well. ~ jane-austen, @wisdomtrove
260:One of the essential tasks for living a wise life is letting go. Letting go is the path to freedom. It is only by letting go of the hopes, the fears, the pain, the past, the stories that have a hold on us that we can quiet our mind and open our heart. ~ jack-kornfield, @wisdomtrove
261:As different as we are from one another, as unique as each one of us is, we are much more the same than we are different. That may be the most essential message of all, as we help our children grow toward being caring, compassionate, and charitable adults. ~ fred-rogers, @wisdomtrove
262:The gentleness, modesty, and sweetness of her character were warmly expatiated on; that sweetness which makes so essential a part of every woman's worth in the judgment of man, that though he sometimes loves where it is not, he can never believe it absent. ~ jane-austen, @wisdomtrove
263:There is a dichotomy between people who feel economic principles should order human civilization and people who believe humanitarian principles should order human civilization. That essential disagreement is underlying practically all our world drama. ~ marianne-williamson, @wisdomtrove
264:We try to realize the essential unity of the world with the conscious soul of man; we learn to perceive the unity held together by the one Eternal Spirit, whose power creates the earth, the sky, and the stars, and at the same time irradiates our mind. ~ rabindranath-tagore, @wisdomtrove
265:From the viewpoint of the earth, the sun comes and goes, whereas it is, in fact, always present. Likewise, from the viewpoint of the body and mind, our essential nature of pure Awareness comes and goes, but, in its own experience of itself, it is ever-present. ~ rupert-spira, @wisdomtrove
266:If I focus my attention on my subjective nature as the &
267:There are of course people who are more important than others in that they have more importance in the world but this is not essential and it ceases to be. I have no sense of difference in this respect because every human being comprises the combination form. ~ gertrude-stein, @wisdomtrove
268:History will not judge our endeavors&
269:Even when I feared and detested Christianity, I was struck by its essential unity, which, in spite of its divisions, it has never lost. I trembled on recognizing the same unmistakable aroma coming from the writings of Dante and Bunyan, Thomas Aquinas and William Law. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
270:The essential factor of military success is speed, that is taking advantage of others' unpreparedness or lack of foresight, their failure to catch up, going by routes they do not expect, attacking where they are not on guard. This you cannot accomplish with hesitation. ~ sun-tzu, @wisdomtrove
271:The essential psychological requirement of a free society is the willingness on the part of the individual to accept responsibility for his life. - Edith Packer When the government fears the people, it is liberty. When the people fear the government, it is tyranny. ~ thomas-paine, @wisdomtrove
272:Lucid living doesn’t deny the delights and dramas of everyday existence. It charges them with new significance and meaning. Everything you experience is a manifestation of your essential identity. So everything is showing you something about who you are – like a dream. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
273:Principle 1: By setting limitations, we must choose the essential. So in everything you do, learn to set limitations. Principle 2: By choosing the essential, we create great impact with minimal resources. Always choose the essential to maximize your time and energy.' ~ leo-babauta, @wisdomtrove
274:The essential thing is to spring forth, to express the bolt of lightning one senses upon contact with a thing. The function of the artist is not to translate an observation but to express the shock of the object on his nature; the shock, with the original reaction. ~ henri-matisse, @wisdomtrove
275:Expansion and modernization of the nation's productive plant is essential to accelerate economic growth and to improve the international competitive position of American industry An early stimulus to business investment will promote recovery and increase employment. ~ john-f-kennedy, @wisdomtrove
276:Expense, and great expense, may be an essential part in true economy. If parsimony were to be considered as one of the kinds of that virtue, there is, however, another and a higher economy. Economy is a distinctive virtue, and consists not in saving, but in selection. ~ edmund-burke, @wisdomtrove
277:Mythology is composed by poets out of their insights and realizations. Mythologies are not invented; they are found. You can no more tell us what your dream is going to be tonight than we can invent a myth. Myths come from the mystical region of essential experience. ~ joseph-campbell, @wisdomtrove
278:Impressed with a conviction that the due administration of justice is the firmest pillar of good Government, I have considered the first arrangement of the Judicial department as essential to the happiness of our Country, and to the stability of its political system. ~ george-washington, @wisdomtrove
279:Over your lifetime your body has aged and your mind has matured, but don’t you feel as if something has remained the same? Isn’t the essential ‘you’ no different now from when you were much younger? What is this essential ‘you’ that is constant and enduring? It is awareness. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
280:Mountains, according to the angle of view, the season, the time of day, the beholder's frame of mind, or any one thing, can effectively change their appearance. Thus, it is essential to recognize that we can never know more than one side, one small aspect of a mountain. ~ haruki-murakami, @wisdomtrove
281:A recovery of the old sense of sin is essential to Christianity. Christ takes it for granted that men are bad. Until we really feel this assumption of His to be true, though we are part of the world He came to save, we are not part of the audience to whom His words are addressed. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
282:The essential point here is that all people with small, insecure incomes are in the same boat and ought to be fighting on the same side. Probably we could do with a little less talk about' capitalist' and &
283:In the same way that we have to return to the dreaming and deep sleep states to sustain the waking state, we have to return to the life experience of separateness to sustain the after-death experience of oneness. All of these states are essential to the evolution of consciousness. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
284:When you don’t cover up the world with words and labels, a sense of the miraculous returns to your life. Things regain their newness, their freshness. And the greatest miracle is the experiencing of your essential self as prior to any words, thoughts, mental labels, and images. ~ eckhart-tolle, @wisdomtrove
285:I'm meditating and I'm enjoying the bliss of being deep awake. I'm conscious of being a spacious presence within which the world is arising like a dream. Thoughts and sensations are coming and going in my peripheral attention, but my focus is on the stillness of my essential nature. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
286:In the last analysis, the essential thing is the life of individual. This alone makes history, here alone do the great transformations take place, and the whole future, the whole history of the world, ultimately springs as a gigantic summation from these hidden source in individuals. ~ carl-jung, @wisdomtrove
287:The greatest miracle is the experiencing of your essential self as prior to any words, thoughts, mental labels, and images. For this to happen, you need to disentangle your sense of I, of Beingness, from all the things it has become mixed up with, that is to say, identified with. ~ eckhart-tolle, @wisdomtrove
288:The most essential characteristic of scientific technique is that it proceeds from experiment, not from tradition. The experimental habit of mind is a difficult one for most people to maintain; indeed, the science of one generation has already become the tradition of the next. ~ bertrand-russell, @wisdomtrove
289:Wherefore the brain must be looked upon as the universal and general sensory and at the same time as the universal and general motory organ of the body and finally as the universal and general laboratory of the animal spirits and the blood or of the essential juices of life. ~ emanuel-swedenborg, @wisdomtrove
290:For men, it's absolutely essential to stop believing that they're superior to women because that very belief engenders ego, which sets them off-balance. Therefore, they don't realize that they're being manipulated by the second attention of woman because their ego won't permit them. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
291:Movement, or physical activity, is thus an essential factor in intellectual growth, which depends upon the impressions received from outside. Through movement we come in contact with external reality, and it is through these contacts that we eventually acquire even abstract ideas. ~ maria-montessori, @wisdomtrove
292:I am suggesting that life is like a dream. Right now you appear to be a person in the life-dream. But this is only your ‘apparent identity’, it is not who you really are. Your ‘essential identity’ is much less concrete and much more mysterious. You are awareness witnessing the life-dream. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
293:In the word question, there is a beautiful word - quest. I love that word. We are all partners in a quest. The essential questions have no answers. You are my question, and I am yours - and then there is dialogue. The moment we have answers, there is no dialogue. Questions unite people. ~ elie-wiesel, @wisdomtrove
294:The essential thing in religion is making the heart pure; the Kingdom of Heaven is within us, but only the pure in heart can see the King. While we think of the world, it is only the world for us; but let us come to it with the feeling that the world is God, and we shall have God. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
295:Consciousness requires separateness. We're only conscious when we conceptualize the world into discrete things, including seeing ourselves as individual people. But the fact that we're conscious through separateness allows us to pay attention to our essential nature, which is one with all. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
296:I am suggesting that life is like a dream. Right now, you appear to be a person in the life-dream. But this is only your ‘apparent identity’, it is not who you really are. Your ‘essential identity’ is much less concrete and much more mysterious. You are awareness witnessing the life-dream. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
297:Take some time to try this for yourself, and then ask what you can say about your essential nature as awareness. You can't see it or hear it or touch it. It has no qualities or characteristics, because it isn't something within your experience. Your essential nature is absolutely mysterious. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
298:That is my essential reason for writing, not for fame, not to be celebrated after death, but to heighten and create life all around me. I also write because when I am writing I reach the high moment of fusion sought by the mystics, the poets, the lovers, a sense of communion with the universe. ~ anais-nin, @wisdomtrove
299:Every day I meet people who have so much to give but have been... frighten ed enough to hold it back. It's time to stop complying with the system and draw your own map. You have brilliance in you, your contribution is essential, and the art you create is precious. Only you can do it, and you must. ~ seth-godin, @wisdomtrove
300:At the heart of science is an essential balance between two seemingly contradictory attitudes-an openness to new ideas, no matter how bizarre or counterintuitive they may be, and the most ruthless skeptical scrutiny of all ideas, old and new. This is how deep truths are winnowed from deep nonsense. ~ carl-sagan, @wisdomtrove
301:Mystics of all traditions claim that if we become conscious of our essential nature, we will realize that in reality, there is only one of us. There is one Self experiencing itself to be many individual selves. There is one Big Mind, as the Zen masters say, within which the dream of life is arising. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
302:A free people ought not only to be armed, but disciplined; to which end a uniform and well-digested plan is requisite; and their safety and interest require that they should promote such manufactories as tend to render them independent of others for essential, particularly military, supplies. ~ george-washington, @wisdomtrove
303:There is a difference between wishing for a thing and being ready to receive it. No one is ready for a thing until he believes he can acquire it. The state of mind must be belief, not mere hope or wish. Open- mindedness is essential for belief. Closed minds do not inspire faith, courage and belief. ~ napoleon-hill, @wisdomtrove
304:Nevertheless, (Jefferson) believed that the habit of skepticism is an essential prerequisite for responsible citizenship. He argued that the cost of education is trivial compared to the cost of ignorance, of leaving government to the wolves. He taught that the country is safe only when the people rule. ~ carl-sagan, @wisdomtrove
305:Most people with a big idea, great talent and/or something to say don't get lucky at first. Or second. Or even third. It's so easy to conclude that if you're not lucky, you're not good. So persistence becomes an essential element of good, because without persistence, you never get a chance to get lucky. ~ seth-godin, @wisdomtrove
306:When life and death are seen as essential to each other, as two aspects of one being, that is immortality. To see the end in the beginning and beginning in the end is the intimation of eternity. Definitely, immortality is not continuity. Only the process of change continues. Nothing lasts. ~ sri-nisargadatta-maharaj, @wisdomtrove
307:Anthroposophy is a path of knowledge, to guide the spiritual in the human being to the spiritual in the universe... Anthroposophists are those who experience, as an essential need of life, certain questions on the nature of the human being and the universe, just as one experiences hunger and thirst. ~ rudolf-steiner, @wisdomtrove
308:The weakness of so many modern Christians is that they feel to much at home in the world. In their effort to achieve restful &
309:I think... it is somehow very useful, and maybe even essential, for a fine artist to have to somehow make his peace on the canvas with all the things he cannot do. That is what attracts us to serious paintings, I think: that shortfall, which we might call &
310:It is possible to speak with our heart directly. Most ancient cultures know this. We can actually converse with our heart as if it were a good friend. In modern life we have become so busy with our daily affairs and thoughts that we have lost this essential art of taking time to converse with our heart. ~ jack-kornfield, @wisdomtrove
311:There are no parallels to the life of the concentration camps. All seeming parallels create confusion and distract attention from what is essential. Forced labor in prisons and penal colonies, banishment, slavery, all seem for a moment to offer helpful comparisons, but on closer examination lead nowhere. ~ hannah-arendt, @wisdomtrove
312:You are experiencing something right now. So you are an experiencer of experiences. The ‘experiencer’ is your essential identity which you call ‘I’. The ‘I’ is aware of an ever-changing stream of experiences right now.  But what is the ‘I’?  Is the ‘I’ your body?  The body is something you are experiencing.  ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
313:Silence is essential for deep transformation. It allows the practice of conscious breathing to become deep and effective. Like still water that reflects things as they are, the calming silence helps us to see things more clearly, and therefore, to be in deeper contact with ourselves and those around us. ~ thich-nhat-hanh, @wisdomtrove
314:You are experiencing something right now. So you are an experiencer of experiences. The ‘experiencer’ is your essential identity which you call ‘I’.  The ‘I’ is aware of an ever-changing stream of experiences right now.  But what is the ‘I’?  Is the ‘I’ your body?  The body is something you are experiencing.  ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
315:The wallpaper with which the men of science have covered the world of reality is falling to tatters. The grand whorehouse which they have made of life requires no decoration; it is essential that only the drains function adequately. Beauty, that feline beauty that has us by the balls in America, is finished. ~ henry-miller, @wisdomtrove
316:A modest ring at the bell at length allayed her fears, and Miss Benton, hurrying into her own room and shutting herself up, in order that she might preserve that appearance of being taken by surprise which is so essential to the polite reception of visitors, awaited their coming with a smiling countenance. ~ charles-dickens, @wisdomtrove
317:The essential and defining characteristic of childhood is not the effortless merging of dream and reality, but only alienation. There are no words for childhood's dark turns and exhalations. A wise child recognizes it and submits to the necessary consequences. A child who counts the cost is a child no longer. ~ stephen-king, @wisdomtrove
318:Throughout my business life I have always tried to keep on top of costs and protect the downside risk as much possible. The Virgin Group has survived only because we have always kept tight control of our cash. But, likewise, I also know that sometimes it is essential to break these rules and spend lavishly. ~ richard-branson, @wisdomtrove
319:Every event has a purpose and every setback its lesson. I have realized that failure, whether of the personal, professional or even spiritual kind, is essential to personal expansion. It brings inner growth and a whole host of psychic rewards. Never regret your past. Rather, embrace it as the teacher that it is. ~ robin-sharma, @wisdomtrove
320:The whole world is, to me, very much "alive" - all the little growing things, even the rocks. I can't look at a swell bit of grass and earth, for instance, without feeling the essential life - the things going on - within them. The same goes for a mountain, or a bit of the ocean, or a magnificent piece of old wood. ~ amsel-adams, @wisdomtrove
321:Right now, you are awareness witnessing a stream of experiences. This is your permanent essential identity. Within the stream of experiences, you appear to be a particular person. This is your ever-changing apparent identity. Your apparent identity is not who you essentially are. It is who you temporarily appear to be. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
322:I want to do a certain thing in the world, and I am going to do it with unwavering concentration. I am concerning myself with only one essential thing: to set man free. I desire to free him from all cages, from all fears, and not to found religions, new sects, nor to establish new theories and new philosophies. ~ jiddu-krishnamurti, @wisdomtrove
323:Fail your way forward. Recognize that Ready, fire, aim is superior to ready, aim, aim, aim. Straightforward trial and error produces better results than endless vacillating. If you're afraid to make decisions and act on them in the face of ambiguity and uncertainty, get a job. Failure's lessons are essential to success. ~ steve-pavlina, @wisdomtrove
324:When I deep know my essential nature I feel liberated from the confines of the story of Tim and conscious of the oneness of being. But the deep love I feel in the deep awake state impels me back into the story to compassionately engage with life … to care for others … to make the world a better place for future generations. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
325:The Resurrection was the greatest eucatastrophe’ possible in the greatest Fairy Story and produces that essential emotion: Christian joy which produces tears because it is qualitatively so like sorrow, because it comes from those places where Joy and Sorrow are at one, reconciled, as selfishness and altruism are lost in Love. ~ j-r-r-tolkien, @wisdomtrove
326:We are only conscious because we’re experiencing the world of separateness. But now we are conscious through experiencing separateness, we can also become conscious of the essential oneness of being. If we get lost in our concepts we don’t experience the primal oneness, but without these concepts we wouldn’t be conscious at all.   ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
327:By opening our lives to God in Christ, we become new creatures. This experience, which Jesus spoke of as the new birth, is essential if we are to be transformed nonconformists . . . Only through an inner spiritual transformation do we gain the strength to fight vigorously the evils of the world in a humble and loving spirit. ~ martin-luther-king, @wisdomtrove
328:Man has become a superman ... because he not only disposes oinnate, physical forces, but because he is in command ... olatent forces in nature and because he can put them to his service... . But the essential fact we must surely all feel in our hearts ... is that we are becoming inhuman in proportion as we become supermen. ~ albert-schweitzer, @wisdomtrove
329:I assure you very explicitly, that in my opinion the conscientious scruples of all men should be treated with great delicacy and tenderness: and it is my wish and desire, that the laws may always be extensively accommodated to them, as a due regard for the protection and essential interests of the nation may justify and permit. ~ george-washington, @wisdomtrove
330:Art is craft: all art is always and essentially a work of craft: but in the true work of art, before the craft and after it, is some essential durable core of being, which is what the craft works on, and shows, and sets free. The statue in the stone. How does the artist find that, see it, before it's visible? That is a real question. ~ ursula-k-le-guin, @wisdomtrove
331:In spite of language, in spite of intelligence and intuition and sympathy, one can never really communicate anything to anybody. The essential substance of every thought and feeling remains incommunicable, locked up in the impenetrable strong-room of the individual soul and body. Our life is a sentence of perpetual solitary confinement. ~ aldous-huxley, @wisdomtrove
332:Let's practice appreciative witnessing right now . . . You are conscious that you're experiencing something . . . so pay attention to the experiencer. Focus on your essential being that you call &
333:The essential act of war is destruction, not necessarily of human lives, but of the products of human labor. War is a way of shattering to pieces, or pouring into the stratosphere, or sinking in the depths of the sea, materials which might otherwise be used to make the masses too comfortable, and hence, in the long run, too intelligent. ~ george-orwell, @wisdomtrove
334:Clearing distractions is simple: turn everything off and get it out of sight so you have the space to focus on what’s important. That means closing your browser and email program and all programs other than what you need to work on the important task before you. It means turning off notifications and clearing your desk of all non- essential items. ~ leo-babauta, @wisdomtrove
335:Dombey sat in the corner of the darkened room in the great arm-chair by the bedside, and Son lay tucked up warm in a little basket bedstead, carefully disposed on a low settee immediately in front of the fire and close to it, as if his constitution were analogous to that of a muffin, and it was essential to toast him brown while he was very new. ~ charles-dickens, @wisdomtrove
336:The wisest thing in the world is to cry out before you are hurt. It is no good to cry out after you are hurt; especially after you are mortally hurt. People talk about the impatience of the populace; but sound historians know that most tyrannies have been possible because men moved too late. it is often essential to resist a tyranny before it exists. ~ g-k-chesterton, @wisdomtrove
337:Some of my colleagues who are criticized today for lack of forthright principles-or who are looked upon with scorn as compromising "politicians"-are simply engaged in the fine art of conciliating, balancing and interpreting the forces and factions of public opinion, an art essential to keeping our nation united and enabling our Government to function. ~ john-f-kennedy, @wisdomtrove
338:What is termed Sin is an essential element of progress. Without it the world would stagnate, or grow old, or become colorless. By its curiosity Sin increases the experience of the race. Through its intensified assertion of individualism it saves us from monotony of type. In its rejection of the current notions about morality, it is one with the higher ethics. ~ oscar-wilde, @wisdomtrove
339:When we raise ourselves through meditation to what unites us with the spirit, we quicken something within us that is eternal and unlimited by birth and death. Once we have experienced this eternal part in us, we can no longer doubt its existence. Meditation is thus the way to knowing and beholding the eternal, indestructible, essential centre of our being. ~ rudolf-steiner, @wisdomtrove
340:No external activity can reach the inner self; worship and prayers remain on the surface only; to go deeper meditation is essential, the striving to go beyond the states of sleep, dream and waking. In the beginning the attempts are irregular, then they recur more often, become regular, then continuous and intense, until all obstacles are conquered. ~ sri-nisargadatta-maharaj, @wisdomtrove
341:I would not like to draw analogies, with the past.Governments, leaders, intellectuals, mainly intellectuals who should know the ethical dimensions, are so important, so essential to culture, religion, to civilization, and to our own lives. And that means what? It means not to be indifferent, not to stand idly by. That is a biblical commandment that we are committed. ~ elie-wiesel, @wisdomtrove
342:Yoga is as old and traditional as civilization, yet it persists in modern society as a means to achieving essential vitality. But yoga demands that we develop not only strength in body but attention and awareness in mind.The yogi knows that the physical body is not only the temple for our soul but the means by which we embark on the inward journey toward the core. ~ b-k-s-iyengar, @wisdomtrove
343:Hence, in Thee, who art Love, the lover -is not one thing and the loved another, and the bond between them a third, but they are one and the same-Thou, Thyself, my God. Since, then, in Thee the loved is one with the lover, and being loved [is one] with loving, this bond of coincidence is an essential bond. For there is nothing in Thee that is not Thy very Essence. ~ nicholas-of-cusa, @wisdomtrove
344:In my opinion, nothing has contributed so much to the corruption of the original idea of socialism as the belief that Russia is a socialist country and that every act of its rulers must be excused, if not imitated. And so for the last ten years, I have been convinced that the destruction of the Soviet myth was essential if we wanted a revival of the socialist movement. ~ george-orwell, @wisdomtrove
345:We are only conscious because we’re experiencing the world of separateness. But now we are conscious through experiencing separateness, we can also become conscious of the essential oneness of being. If we get lost in our concepts we don’t experience the primal oneness, but without these concepts we wouldn’t be conscious at all.   So we come to know the wordless via words… ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
346:But, Jefferson worried that the people - and the argument goes back to Thucydides and Aristotle - are easily misled. He also stressed, passionately and repeatedly, that it was essential for the people to understand the risks and benefits of government, to educate themselves, and to involve themselves in the political process. Without that, he said, the wolves will take over. ~ carl-sagan, @wisdomtrove
347:Discover all you are not. Body, feelings, thoughts, ideas, time, space, being and not-being, this or that - nothing concrete or abstract you can point out to is you.  You must watch your-self continuously - particularly your mind - moment by moment, missing nothing. This witnessing is essential for the separation of the self from the not-self. ~ sri-nisargadatta-maharaj, @wisdomtrove
348:Instead of working hard to keep their share of a shrinking pie, or working even harder to make sure the industry stays as is, I think the most essential thing legacy book industry players can do is set up independent ventures with great people and little interference and work really hard to put themselves out of business by starting at the bottom, not by reinforcing the top. ~ seth-godin, @wisdomtrove
349:Good and evil are essential differences of the act of the will. For good and evil pertain essentially to the will; just as truth and falsehood pertain to the reason, the act of which is distinguished essentially by the difference of truth and falsehood (according as we say that an opinion is true or false.) Consequently, good and evil volition are acts differing in species. ~ denis-diderot, @wisdomtrove
350:We must remember that the GOAL of prayer is the ear of God. Unless that is gained, the prayer has utterly failed. The uttering of it may have kindled devotional feeling in our minds, the hearing of it may have comforted and strengthened the hearts of those with whom we have prayed, but if the prayer has not gained the heart of God, it has failed in its essential purpose. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
351:Good and evil are essential differences of the act of the will. For good and evil pertain essentially to the will; just as truth and falsehood pertain to the reason, the act of which is distinguished essentially by the difference of truth and falsehood (according as we say that an opinion is true or false.) Consequently, good and evil volition are acts differing in species. ~ thomas-aquinas, @wisdomtrove
352:Having an &
353:The three things that are most essential to achievement are common sense, hard work and stick-to-it-iv-ness... Unfortunately, many of life's failures are experienced by people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. I have far more respect for the person with a single idea who gets there than for the person with a thousand ideas who does nothing. ~ thomas-edison, @wisdomtrove
354:To point out the importance of circumspection in your conduct, it may be proper to observe that a good moral character is the first essential in a man, and that the habits contracted at your age are generally indelible, and your conduct here may stamp your character through life. It is therefore highly important that you should endeavor not only to be learned but virtuous. ~ george-washington, @wisdomtrove
355:If you are a poet, you will see clearly that there is a cloud floating in this sheet of paper. Without a cloud, there will be no rain; without rain, the trees cannot grow; and without trees, we cannot make paper. The cloud is essential for the paper to exist. If the cloud is not here, the sheet of paper cannot be here either. So we can say that the cloud and the paper inter-are. ~ thich-nhat-hanh, @wisdomtrove
356:When I live lucidly I see that I am both mortal and immortal. The person I appear to be in time had a beginning and will come to an end. But the deep self isn’t in time, just like a dreamer isn’t in a dream. As a person I’m a body that is born to die. But the deep self can’t die because it was never born. My essential being is immortal, because being by it’s very nature must always be. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
357:A kernel of truth lurks at the heart of religion, because spiritual experience, ethical behavior, and strong communities are essential for human happiness. And yet our religious traditions are intellectually defunct and politically ruinous. While spiritual experience is clearly a natural propensity of the human mind, we need not believe anything on insufficient evidence to actualize it. ~ sam-harris, @wisdomtrove
358:No relationship can truly grow if you go on holding back. If you remain clever and go on safeguarding and protecting yourself, only personalities meet, and the essential centers remain alone. Then only your mask is related, not you. Whenever such a thing happens, there are four persons in the relationship, not two. Two false persons go on meeting, and the two real persons remain worlds apart. ~ rajneesh, @wisdomtrove
359:Today I will factor in uncertainty as an essential ingredient of my experience. In my willingness to accept uncertainty, solutions will spontaneously emerge out of the problem, out of the confusion, disorder, and chaos. The more uncertain things seem to be, the more secure I will feel, because uncertainty is my path to freedom. Through the wisdom of uncertainty, I will find my security.   ~ deepak-chopra, @wisdomtrove
360:To have something to say is a question of sleepless nights and worry and endless ratiocination of subject - of endless trying to dig out the essential truth, the essential justice. As a first premise you have to develop a conscience and if on top of that you have talent so much the better. But if you have talent without the conscience, you are just one of many thousands of journalists. ~ f-scott-fitzgerald, @wisdomtrove
361:The poor are always prophetic. As true prophets always point out, they reveal God's design. That is why we should take time to listen to them. And that means staying near them, because they speak quietly and infrequently; they are afraid to speak out, they lack confidence in themselves because they have been broken and oppressed. But if we listen to them, they will bring us back to the essential. ~ jean-vanier, @wisdomtrove
362:Pickwick took a seat and the paper, but instead of reading the latter, peeped over the top of it, and took a survey of the man of business, who was an elderly, pimply-faced, vegetable-diet sort of man, in a black coat, dark mixture trousers, and small black gaiters; a kind of being who seemed to be an essential part of the desk at which he was writing, and to have as much thought or sentiment. ~ charles-dickens, @wisdomtrove
363:The party told you to reject the evidence of your eyes and ears. It was their final, most essential command. His heart sank as he thought of the enormous power arrayed against him, the ease with which any Party intellectual would overthrow him in debate, the subtle arguments which he would not be able to understand, much less answer. And yet he was in the right! They were wrong and he was right. ~ george-orwell, @wisdomtrove
364:Imagine that you are creating a fabric of human destiny with the object of making men happy in the end, giving them peace and rest at last. Imagine that you are doing this but that it is essential and inevitable to torture to death only one tiny creature... in order to found that edifice on its unavenged tears. Would you consent to be the architect on those conditions? Tell me. Tell the truth. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
365:I still believe in the resilience of the human heart and the essential validity of love;I still believe that connections between people can be made and that the spirits which inhabit us sometimes touch. I still believe that the cost of these connections is horribly, outrageously high... and I still believe that the value received far outweighs the price which must be paid. (From introductory notes.) ~ stephen-king, @wisdomtrove
366:The goal of mysticism is communion with God. In this experience, the mystic no longer exists as a separate individual, but becomes one with the Oneness. This vision can only arise when the mystic realises that the ego-self is only an illusionary veil that masks the true divine Self: and that this Self is God, the being of all beings. God is not something &
367:Finding a way to extend forgiveness to ourselves is one of our most essential tasks. Just as others have been caught in suffering, so have we. If we look honestly at our life, we can see the sorrows and pain that have led to our own wrongdoing. In this we can finally extend forgiveness to ourselves; we can hold the pain we have caused in compassion. Without such mercy, we will live our own life in exile. ~ jack-kornfield, @wisdomtrove
368:I did not believe him capable of love. That is an emotion in which tenderness is an essential part, but Strickland had no tenderness either for himself or for others; there is in love a sense of weakness, a desire to protect, an eagerness to do good and to give pleasure&
369:We’re so caught up in trying to do everything, experience all the essential things, not miss out on anything important. We can’t read all the good books, watch all the good films, go to all the best cities in the world, try all the best restaurants, meet all the great people. Life is better when we don’t try to do everything. Learn to enjoy the slice of life you experience, and life turns out to be wonderful.' ~ leo-babauta, @wisdomtrove
370:I find that it's almost essential to fall in love with an idea to invest the time it takes to make it good and worth sharing. And then, the hard part: deleting that idea when it's just not what it could be. Too often, organizations are good at the first part, but struggle with the second. And so we defend expired business models, support the status quo and have a knee-jerk inclination to preserve what we've got. ~ seth-godin, @wisdomtrove
371:We all make mistakes, we all have fears, and we all have weaknesses. Behind all that is our essential self. When our essential self has made contact with another, the light is dazzling and would fill the universe. The challenge of enchantment is to remain faithful to that light, to believe in it when it is not so apparent. Then that light becomes an incandescent glow and it wraps itself around everything. ~ marianne-williamson, @wisdomtrove
372:There is an essential difference between the decease of the godly and the death of the ungodly. Death comes to the ungodly man as a penal infliction, but to the righteous as a summons to his Father's palace. To the sinner it is an execution, to the saint an undressing from his sins and infirmities. Death to the wicked is the King of terrors. Death to the saint is the end of terrors, the commencement of glory. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
373:There are 3 elements essential in the matters of the State, Food, Military equipment, and Confidence of the people in the ruler. Of these 3, Military Equipment is the least important, Food being the 2nd important, and Confidence of the people being the MOST important. All men rather die of starvation than in war, but nevertheless all men do die of old age. Lacking in Confidence from the people, a state cannot survive. ~ confucius, @wisdomtrove
374:The vice I am talking of is Pride or Self-Conceit: and the virtue opposite to it, in Christian morals, is called Humility... According to Christian teachers, the essential vice, the utmost evil, is Pride. Unchastity, anger, greed, drunkenness, and all that, are mere flea bites in comparison: it was through Pride that the devil became the devil: Pride leads to every other vice: it is the complete anti-God state of mind. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
375:As every past generation has had to disenthrall itself from an inheritance of truisms and stereotypes, so in our own time we must move on from the reassuring repetition of stale phrases to a new, difficult, but essential confrontation with reality. For the great enemy of truth is very often not the lie-deliberate, contrived and dishonest-but the myth-persistent, persuasive and unrealistic. Mythology distracts us everywhere. ~ john-f-kennedy, @wisdomtrove
376:Grown-ups love figures... When you tell them you've made a new friend they never ask you any questions about essential matters. They never say to you "What does his voice sound like? What games does he love best? Does he collect butterflies? " Instead they demand "How old is he? How much does he weigh? How much money does his father make? " Only from these figures do they think they have learned anything about him. ~ antoine-de-saint-exupery, @wisdomtrove
377:This is an essential experience of any mystical realization. You die to your flesh and are born into your spirit. You identify yourself with the consciousness and life of which your body is but the vehicle. You die to the vehicle and become identified in your consciousness with that of which the vehicle is but the carrier. That is the God ... Behind all these manifestations is the one radiance, which shines through all things. ~ joseph-campbell, @wisdomtrove
378:We have hitherto considered only two possibilities: that the received opinion may be false, and some other opinion, consequently, true; or that, the received opinion being true, a conflict with the opposite error is essential to a clear apprehension and deep feeling of its truth. But there is a commoner case than either of these; when the conflicting doctrines, instead of being one true and the other false, share the truth between them. ~ john-stuart-mill, @wisdomtrove
379:To Amma, all are Her children. In Amma's eyes no defect of Her children is serious. But when She is considered as the guru, it is essential for the growth of the disciples that they conduct themselves according to the tradition. Amma will pardon all the mistakes of Her children, but nature has certain laws. That is what brings punishment for our sins. Children, we should be able to take any sorrow or suffering as conducive for our growth. ~ mata-amritanandamayi, @wisdomtrove
380:As long as you make an identity for yourself out of the pain, you cannot become free of it. As long as part of your sense of self is invested in your emotional pain, you will unconsciously resist or sabotage every attempt that you make to heal the pain. Why? Quite simply because you want to keep yourself intact, and the pain has become an essential part of you. This is an unconscious process, and the only way to overcome it is to make it conscious. ~ eckhart-tolle, @wisdomtrove
381:The people with the best sense of what is essential to a community, of what gives and maintains its spirit, are often doing very humble, manual tasks. It is often the poorest person - the one who has a handica[p, is] ill or old - who is the most prophetic. People who carry responsibility must be close to them and know what they think, because it is often they who are free enough to see with the greatest clarity the needs, beauty and pain of the community. ~ jean-vanier, @wisdomtrove
382:This element of surprise or mystery — the detective element as it is sometimes rather emptily called — is of great importance in a plot. It occurs through a suspension of the time-sequence; a mystery is a pocket in time, and it occurs crudely, as in "Why did the queen die?" and more subtly in half-explained gestures and words, the true meaning of which only dawns pages ahead. Mystery is essential to a plot, and cannot be appreciated without intelligence. ~ e-m-forster, @wisdomtrove
383:Our problems are both acute and chronic, yet all we hear from those in positions of leadership are the same tired proposals for more government tinkering, more meddling and more control - all of which led us to this state in the first place... We must have the clarity of vision to see the difference between what is essential and what is merely desirable, and then the courage to bring our government back under control and make it acceptable to the people. ~ ronald-reagan, @wisdomtrove
384:Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. It takes a lot of hard work to make something simple, to truly understand the underlying challenges and come up with elegant solutions. [... ] It's not just minimalism or the absence of clutter. It involves digging through the depth of complexity. To be truly simple, you have to go really deep. [... ] You have to deeply understand the essence of a product in order to be able to get rid of the parts that are not essential. ~ steve-jobs, @wisdomtrove
385:Don't you understand anything? Isn't it absolutely essential to keep a fierce Left and a fierce Right, both on their toes and each terrified of the other?  That's how we get things done.  Any opposition to the N.I.C.E. is represented as a Left racket in the Right papers and a Right racket in the Left papers.  If it's properly done, you get each side outbidding the other in support of us-to refute the enemy slanders.  Of course we're non-political.  The real power always is. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
386:No one can become fully aware of the very essence of another human being until he loves him. By his love he is enabled to see the essential traits and features in the beloved person; and even more, he sees that which is potential in him, which is not yet actualized. Furthermore, by his love, the loving person enables the beloved person to actualize these potentialities. By making him aware of what he can be and what he should become, he makes these potentialities come true. ~ viktor-frankl, @wisdomtrove
387:Thanksgiving is a typically American holiday. In spite of its religious form (giving thanks to God for a good harvest), its essential, secular meaning is a celebration of successful production. It is a producers &
388:That was one of the most fundamental and sacred duties good friends and families performed for one another! They tended the flame of memory, so no one’s death meant an immediate vanishment from the world; in some sense the deceased would live on after their passing, at least as long as those who loved them lived. Such memories were an essential weapon against the chaos of life and death, a way to ensure some continuity from generation to generation, an order of endorsement and meaning. ~ dean-koontz, @wisdomtrove
389:If one looks closely one sees that there is no essential difference between a beggar's livelihood and that of numberless respectable people. Beggars do not work, it is said; but then, what is work? A navvy works by swinging a pick. An accountant works by adding up figures. A beggar works by standing out of doors in all weathers and getting varicose veins, chronic bronchitis, etc. It is a trade like any other; quite useless, of course - but then, many reputable trades are quite useless. ~ george-orwell, @wisdomtrove
390:While the law [of competition] may be sometimes hard for the individual, it is best for the race, because it insures the survival of the fittest in every department. We accept and welcome, therefore, as conditions to which we must accommodate ourselves, great inequality of environment, the concentration of business, industrial and commercial, in the hands of a few, and the law of competition between these, as being not only beneficial, but essential for the future progress of the race. ~ andrew-carnegie, @wisdomtrove
391:It is (to describe it figuratively) as if an author were to make a slip of the pen, and as if this clerical error became conscious of being such. Perhaps this was no error but in a far higher sense was an essential part of the whole exposition. It is, then, as if this clerical error were to revolt against the author, out of hatred for him, were to forbid him to correct it, and were to say, "No, I will not be erased, I will stand as a witness against thee, that thou art a very poor writer." ~ soren-kierkegaard, @wisdomtrove
392:Student loans have been helpful to many. But they offer neither incentive nor assistance to those students who, by reason of family or other obligations, are unable or unwilling to go deeper into debt. ... It is, moreover, only prudent economic and social policy for the public to share part of the costs of the long period of higher education for those whose development is essential to our national economic and social well-being. All of us share in the benefits - all should share in the costs. ~ john-f-kennedy, @wisdomtrove
393:It is quite clear that as long as the nations of the world spend most of their energy, money, and emotional strength in quarreling with words and weapons, a true offensive against the common problems that threaten human survival is not very likely. A world government that can channel human efforts in the direction of the great solutions seems desirable, even essential. Naturally, such a world government should be a federal one, with regional and local autonomy safeguarded and with cultural diversity promoted. ~ isaac-asimov, @wisdomtrove
394:We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noises and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature-trees, flowers, grass-grow in silence. Is not our mission to give God to those we walk with? Not a dead God, but a living, loving God. The more we receive in silent prayer, the more we can give in active life. We need silence to be able to touch souls. The essential thing is not what we say, but what God says to us and through us. Words that don't give the light of Christ increase the darkness. ~ mother-teresa, @wisdomtrove
395:I love it when a movie captivates my attention; however, I don’t want to completely identify with the hero, since when the story becomes harrowing, I find it too disturbing. This rarely happens because I know that I am basically safe in the cinema. In the same way, waking up to my essential identity gives me a detached serenity from the trials and tribulations of the story of Tim. But just being detached would be like watching a movie and merely seeing coloured patches projected on a screen. Where’s the fun in that? ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
396:For at this point one would arrive at the act of thinking of it (evil, i.e. κακως) as if to be disproportion in regards to proportion, and limitlessness in regards to limit, formlessness in regards to the one-shaping-the-forms, always wanting in self-sufficiency, always indefinite, no where having a place to situate itself, wholly passive, insatiable absolute poverty; and these things above have not been corresponding to it, but as if the true essential being of it is these things, and what is it but all these things. ~ plotinus, @wisdomtrove
397:This is no magnificent deed, because I do not want followers, and I mean this. The moment you follow someone you cease to follow Truth. I am not concerned whether you pay attention to what I say or not. I want to do a certain thing in the world and I am going to do it with unwavering concentration. I am concerning myself with only one essential thing: to set man free. I desire to free him from all cages, from all fears, and not to found religions, new sects, nor to establish new theories and new philosophies. ~ jiddu-krishnamurti, @wisdomtrove
398:The Shadow is a moral problem that challenges the whole ego-personality, for no one can become conscious of the shadow without considerable moral effort. To become conscious of it involves recognizing the dark aspects of the personality as present and real. This act is the essential condition for any kind of self-knowledge, and it therefore, as a rule, meets with considerable resistance. Indeed, self-knowledge as a psychotherapuetic measure frequently requires much painstaking work extending over a long period of time. ~ carl-jung, @wisdomtrove
399:If you want to love, take the time to listen to your heart. In most ancient and wise cultures it is a regular practice for people to talk to their heart. There are rituals, stories, and meditative skills in every spiritual tradition that awaken the voice of the heart. To live wisely, this practice is essential, because our heart is the source of our connection to and intimacy with all of life. And life is love. This mysterious quality of love is all around us, as real as gravity... Yet how often we forget about love. ~ jack-kornfield, @wisdomtrove
400:Now you can presence the present moment. You do this by focusing your attention on your essential nature, which is witnessing all you are experiencing, yet can’t be seen or heard or touched. Then you’ll become conscious of being the spacious presence of awareness within which your experience is arising like a dream. You’ll come to deep-know that you are one with the primal field of awareness. And when you deep-know that you are one with the mystery of being, a primal, unconditional, limitless love of being naturally arises. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
401:In the light of her son's comment she reconsidered the scene at the mosque, to see whose impression was correct. Yes it could be worked into quite an unpleasant scene. The doctor had begun by bullying her, had said Mrs Callendar was nice, and then - finding the ground safe - had changed; he had alternately whined over his grievances and patronized her, had run a dozen ways in a single sentence, had been unreliable, inquisitive, vain. Yes, it was all true, but how false as a summary of the man; the essential life of him had been slain. ~ e-m-forster, @wisdomtrove
402:He was resentful against all those in authority over him, and this, combined with a lazy indifference toward his work, exasperated every master in school. He grew discouraged and imagined himself a pariah; took to sulking in corners and reading after lights. With a dread of being alone he attached a few friends, but since they were not among the elite of the school, he used them simply as mirrors of himself, audiences before which he might do that posing absolutely essential to him. He was unbearably lonely, desperately unhappy. ~ f-scott-fitzgerald, @wisdomtrove
403:We go into a relationship looking for love, not realizing that we must bring love with us. We must bring a strong sense of self and purpose into a relationship. We must bring a sense of value, of who we are. We must bring an excitement about ourselves, our lives, and the vision we have for these two essential elements. We must bring a respect for wealth and abundance. Having achieved it to some satisfactory degree on our own, we must move into relationships willing to share what we have, rather than being afraid of someone taking it. ~ lyania-vanzant, @wisdomtrove
404:Offer it up personally,then. Right now. I thought of how many people go to their graves unforgiven and unforgiving. I thought of how many people have had siblings or friends or children or lovers disappear from their lives before precious words of clemency or absolution could be passed along. How do the survivors of terminated relationships ever endure the pain of unfinished business? From that place of meditation, I found the answer-you can finish the business yourself, from within yourself. It's not only possible, it's essential. ~ elizabeth-gilbert, @wisdomtrove
405:A wonderful realization will be the day you realize that you are unique in all the world. There is nothing that is an accident. You are a special combination for a purpose - and don't let them tell you otherwise, even if they tell you that purpose is an illusion. (Live an illusion if you have to). You are that combination so that you can do what is essential for you to do. Don't ever believe that you have nothing to contribute. The world is an incredibly unfulfilled tapestry. And only you can fulfill that tiny space that is yours. ~ leo-buscaglia, @wisdomtrove
406:Stressing the practice of living purposefully as essential to fully realized self-esteem is not equivalent to measuring an individual's worth by his or her external achievements. We admire achievements-in ourselves and others-and it is natural and appropriate for us to do so. But that is not the same thing as saying that our achievements are the measure or grounds of our self-esteem. The root of our self-esteem is not our achievements but those internally generated practices that, among other things, make it possible for us to achieve. ~ nathaniel-branden, @wisdomtrove
407:When I live lucidly I see the paradoxity of my identity. I see that I am both separate and not-separate from life. I experience the adventures of Tim, who is a separate individual in the world. But I deep-know myself to be the spacious presence of awareness, within which the world is arising. I see that my essential nature as awareness is one with life, just like a dreamer is one with a dream. And when I deep-know that I am one with life, I experience an intimate connectedness with everything and everyone. I feel an allembracing love for life. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
408:My fervent supplications to that Almighty Being who rules over the universe; who presides in the councils of nations; and whose providential aid can supply every human defect; that his benediction may consecrate to the liberties and happiness of the People of the United States, a Government instituted by themselves for these essential purposes, and may enable every instrument employed in its administration to execute with success the functions allotted to his charge. In tendering this homage to the Great Author of every public and private good. ~ george-washington, @wisdomtrove
409:Humans — who enslave, castrate, experiment on, and fillet other animals — have had an understandable penchant for pretending animals do not feel pain. A sharp distinction between humans and &
410:Few nations do more than the United States to assist their least fortunate citizens-to make certain that no child, no elderly or handicapped citizen, no family in any circumstances in any State, is left without the essential needs for a decent and healthy existence. In too few nations, I might add, are the people aware of the progressive strides this country has taken in demonstrating the humanitarian side of freedom. Our record is a proud one-and it sharply refutes those who accuse us of thinking only in the materialistic terms of cash registers and calculating machines. ~ john-f-kennedy, @wisdomtrove
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412:I can imagine no man who will look with more horror on the End than a conscientious revolutionary who has, in a sense sincerely, been justifying cruelties and injustices inflicted on millions of his contemporaries by the benefits which he hopes to confer on future generations: generations who, as one terrible moment now reveals to him, were never going to exist. Then he will see the massacres, the faked trials, the deportations, to be all ineffaceably real, an essential part, his part, in the drama that has just ended: while the future Utopia had never been anything but a fantasy. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
413:Now he realized the truth: that sacrifice was no purchase of freedom. It was like a great elective office, it was like an inheritance of power - to certain people at certain times an essential luxury, carrying with it not a guarantee but a responsibility, not a security but an infinite risk. Its very momentum might drag him down to ruin - the passing of the emotional wave that made it possible might leave the one who made it high and dry forever on an island of despair... Sacrifice by its very nature was arrogant and impersonal; sacrifice should be eternally supercilious. ~ f-scott-fitzgerald, @wisdomtrove
414:You will miss a ton, but that’s OK. We’re so caught up in trying to do everything, experience all the essential things, not miss out on anything important that we forget the simple fact that we cannot experience everything. That physical reality dictates we’ll miss most things. We can’t read all the good books, watch all the good films, go to all the best cities in the world, try all the best restaurants, meet all the great people. But the secret is: life is better when we don’t try to do everything. Learn to enjoy the slice of life you experience, and life turns out to be wonderful. ~ leo-babauta, @wisdomtrove
415:My deeply held belief is that if a god of anything like the traditional sort exists, our curiosity and intelligence are provided by such a god. We would be unappreciative of those gifts (as well as unable to take such a course of action) if we suppressed our passion to explore the universe and ourselves. On the other hand, if such a traditional god does not exist, our curiosity and our intelligence are the essential tools for managing our survival. In either case, the enterprise of knowledge is consistent with both science and religion, and is essential for the welfare of the human species. ~ carl-sagan, @wisdomtrove
416:Quantum theory thus reveals a basic oneness of the universe. It shows that we cannot decompose the world into independently existing smallest units. As we penetrate into matter, nature does not show us any isolated building blocks, but rather appears as a complicated web of relations between the various parts of the whole. These relations always include the observer in an essential way. The human observer constitute the final link in the chain of observational processes, and the properties of any atomic object can be understood only in terms of the object's interaction with the observer. ~ fritjof-capra, @wisdomtrove
417:Never identify with that feeling. It has nothing to do with the ‘I.’ Don’t define your essential self in terms of that feeling. Don’t say, ‘I am depressed.’ If you want to say, ‘It is depressed,’ that’s all right. If you want to say that depression is there, that’s fine; if you want to say gloominess is there, that’s fine. But not: I am gloomy. You’re defining yourself in terms of the feeling. That’s your illusion; that’s your mistake. There is a depression there right now, but let it be, leave it alone. It will pass. Everything passes, everything. Your depressions and your thrills have nothing to do with happiness. Those are swings of the pendulum. ~ anthony-de-mello, @wisdomtrove
418:Most human interactions are confined to the exchange of words — the realm of thought. It is essential to bring some stillness, particularly into your close relationships. No relationship can thrive without the sense of spaciousness that comes with stillness. Meditate or spend silent time in nature together. When going for a walk or sitting in the car or at home, become comfortable with being in stillness together. Stillness cannot and need not be created. Just be receptive to the stillness that is already there, but is usually obscured by mental noise. If spacious stillness is missing, the relationship will be dominated by the mind and can easily be taken over by problems and conflict. If stillness is there, it can contain anything. ~ eckhart-tolle, @wisdomtrove
419:The decisive question for man is: Is he related to something infinite or not? That is the telling question of his life. Only if we know that the thing which truly matters is the infinite can we avoid fixing our interests upon futilities, and upon all kinds of goals which are not of real importance. Thus we demand that the world grant us recognition for qualities which we regard as personal possessions: our talent or our beauty. The more a man lays stress on false possessions, and the less sensitivity he has for what is essential, the less satisfying is his life. He feels limited because he has limited aims, and the result is envy and jealousy. If we understand and feel that here in this life we already have a link with the infinite, desires and attitudes change. ~ carl-jung, @wisdomtrove
420:How can He who is beyond all things be also above the very principle of divinity and of goodness? By divinity and goodness must be understood the essence of the gift which makes us good and divine, or that unapproachable semblance of the supreme goodness and divinity whereby we also are made good and divine. For since this is the principle of deification and sanctification for those who are so deified and sanctified, then He. who is the essential principle of all principles (and therefore the principle of divinity and goodness) is above that divinity and goodness by means of which we are made good and divine: moreover, since He is inimitable and incomprehensible, He is above imitation and comprehension as He is above those who imitate and partake of Him. ~ pseudo-dionysius-the-areopagite, @wisdomtrove
421:The man who wishes to know the "that" which is "thou" may set to work in any one of three ways. He may begin by looking inwards into his own particular thou and, by a process of "dying to self" - self in reasoning, self in willing, self in feeling - come at last to knowledge of the self, the kingdom of the self, the kingdom of God that is within. Or else he may begin with the thous existing outside himself, and may try to realize their essential unity with God and, through God, with one another and with his own being. Or, finally (and this is doubtless the best way), he may seek to approach the ultimate That both from within and from without, so that he comes to realize God experimentally as at once the principle of his own thou and of all other thous, animate and inanimate. ~ aldous-huxley, @wisdomtrove
422:When someone's body can no longer perform its functions in the natural world in response to the thoughts and affections of its spirit (which it derives from the spiritual world), then we say that the individual has died. This happens when the lungs' breathing and the heart's systolic motion have ceased. The person, though, has not died at all. We are only separated from the physical nature that was useful to us in the world. The essential person is actually still alive. I say that the essential person is still alive because we are not people because of our bodies but because of our spirits. After all, it is the spirit within us that thinks, and thought and affection together make us the people we are. We can see, then, that when we die we simply move from one world into another. This is why in the inner meaning of the Bible, "death" means resurrection and a continuation of life. ~ emanuel-swedenborg, @wisdomtrove

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1:Make chance essential. ~ Paul Klee,
2:Dreams are essential to life. ~ Anais Nin,
3:I cannot touch my essential self. ~ Sarah Kane,
4:Religion is life essential. ~ George MacDonald,
5:The essential doesn't change. ~ Samuel Beckett,
6:Lies are essential to humanity. ~ Marcel Proust,
7:Trust your own essential nature. ~ Wayne W Dyer,
8:American leadership is essential. ~ Hillary Clinton,
9:Stillness is your essential nature. ~ Eckhart Tolle,
10:Bhakti is the one essential thing. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
11:Confidence is essential, but ego is not. ~ Sam Mendes,
12:The visual and the popular are essential. ~ Rawi Hage,
13:Accuracy is essential to beauty. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
14:Authenticity is essential to the soul! ~ Brian Houston,
15:Echo was becoming essential, like air. ~ Katie McGarry,
16:Economy is essential to all good art. ~ Jerry Seinfeld,
17:essential prayer is conversational. It ~ John Eldredge,
18:Having a job is essential for sanity. ~ Graeme Simsion,
19:The essential thing is to run period! ~ Bernd Heinrich,
20:Everybody needs one essential friend. ~ William Glasser,
21:What is essential is invisible to the eye. ~ Wendy Mass,
22:I use only essential oils for perfumes. ~ Jessica Capshaw,
23:Mistakes are an essential part of progress. ~ Liz Wiseman,
24:The most essential point is lowliness. ~ Francois Fenelon,
25:Love seems to be as Essential as Sunlight ~ Diane Ackerman,
26:Mental toughness is essential to success. ~ Vince Lombardi,
27:Only what is essential must be said. ~ Dietrich Bonhoeffer,
28:The ball is an essential part of the game. ~ Johan Cruijff,
29:The basic and essential human is the woman. ~ Orson Welles,
30:A wise ignorance is an essential part of knowledge. ~ Plato,
31:Love is essential, gregariousness is optional. ~ Susan Cain,
32:Paint the essential character of things. ~ Camille Pissarro,
33:Simplicity is the pursuit of the essential. ~ Mark Sheppard,
34:Few things are as essential as education. ~ Walter Annenberg,
35:For mass struggles, nonviolence is essential. ~ Bhagat Singh,
36:Knowledge is essential to freedom. ~ William Ellery Channing,
37:Help, Thanks, Wow: The Three Essential Prayers. ~ Anne Lamott,
38:Notes are absolutely essential to the process. ~ Ransom Riggs,
39:The essential is invisible to eyes ~ Antoine de Saint Exup ry,
40:Forgiveness is essential as the ultimate detox ~ Doreen Virtue,
41:It is essential that America's word be good. ~ Hillary Clinton,
42:When an essential one comes along, you’ll know, ~ Laini Taylor,
43:A big mirror to exercise in front of is essential. ~ Jane Fonda,
44:A watch is the most essential part of a lecture. ~ Willa Cather,
45:Water for me is so essential, like swimming. ~ Nastassja Kinski,
46:es·se n. [PHILOSOPHY] essential nature or essence. ~ Erin McKean,
47:Human being's essential nature is perfect and faultless. ~ Laozi,
48:The freedom of all is essential to my freedom. ~ Mikhail Bakunin,
49:The journey is essential to the dream. ~ Saint Francis of Assisi,
50:Our essential nature is one of pure potentiality. ~ Deepak Chopra,
51:Silence is the essential condition of happiness. ~ Heinrich Heine,
52:Solitude is an essential quality of wilderness. ~ Robert Lucas Jr,
53:If anything happiness is a feeling of being essential ~ Fay Weldon,
54:I meditate. Daily practice is essential to my life. ~ Richard Gere,
55:Failure is not just acceptable, it's often essential ~ Randy Pausch,
56:Fear is essential in horror fiction. Gore is optional. ~ Rayne Hall,
57:Food is Essential to life, therefore make it good. ~ S Truett Cathy,
58:Hope is an essential constituent of human life. ~ Benjamin Franklin,
59:Perhaps love is essential because it's unnecessary. ~ Julian Barnes,
60:Plans are useless, but planning is essential. ~ Dwight D Eisenhower,
61:A full and fair discussion is essential to democracy. ~ George Soros,
62:A reading appetite is quirky, singular, and essential ~ Penny Kittle,
63:Being pro-life is an essential part of being a writer. ~ Nat Hentoff,
64:Flight is essential, but I can't let my fear show. ~ Suzanne Collins,
65:For me, temperance is essential to good work. ~ Edgar Rice Burroughs,
66:Freshness is essential. That makes all the difference. ~ Julia Child,
67:Learning is the essential unit of progress for startups. ~ Eric Ries,
68:Mystery is the essential element of every work of art. ~ Luis Bunuel,
69:Mystery is the essential element of every work of art. ~ Luis Bu uel,
70:Those who consider the inessential to be essential ~ Gautama Buddha,
71:Active waiting is essential to the spiritual life. ~ Henri J M Nouwen,
72:Exaggerate the essential, leave the obvious vague. ~ Vincent Van Gogh,
73:What is essential is invisible to the eye. ~ Antoine de Saint Exup ry,
74:Excess is essential to the production of austerity. ~ Patricia Duncker,
75:Knowledge is essential, but it’s not sufficient. ~ John F MacArthur Jr,
76:No matter what, I find that surrendering is essential. ~ Nikki DeLoach,
77:Dignified theatricality is an essential element of power. ~ Jon Meacham,
78:Goals are as essential to success as air is to life. ~ David J Schwartz,
79:Long life wore away everything that was not essential. ~ Michael Chabon,
80:Novelty is an essential attribute of the beautiful. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
81:The absurd is the essential concept and the first truth. ~ Albert Camus,
82:Being understood is not the most essential thing in life. ~ Jodie Foster,
83:Conceptions are artificial. Perceptions are essential. ~ Wallace Stevens,
84:For what is essential is invisible to the eye ~ Antoine de Saint Exup ry,
85:Humiliation is so essential to Catholics. And to faggots! ~ Larry Kramer,
86:If there is one area where equity is crucial and essential, ~ Kofi Annan,
87:Nature conceals her mystery by her essential grandeur. ~ Albert Einstein,
88:Power is in nature the essential measure of right. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
89:Secrecy is the first essential in affairs of state. ~ Cardinal Richelieu,
90:What is essential in war is victory, not prolonged operations. ~ Sun Tzu,
91:But essential never means simple, nor does it mean sufficient ~ Anonymous,
92:Empathy is an essential part of living a life of meaning. ~ Daniel H Pink,
93:Good moral character is the first essential in a man. ~ George Washington,
94:You are your own essential ally. Get right with yourself. ~ Bryant McGill,
95:at my age an hour’s reading before bedtime is essential, ~ Shirley Jackson,
96:Conflict is essential to evolution.
-Aleph, Paulo Coelho ~ Paulo Coelho,
97:Direct access to sea is an essential part of foreign policy. ~ Carlos Mesa,
98:Giving to the poor is an essential part of Christian morality. ~ C S Lewis,
99:Our essential nature is happiness. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi #MondayMotivation,
100:Relaxation is essential for the full expression of power. ~ George Leonard,
101:The family is the first essential cell of human society. ~ Pope John XXIII,
102:To live among friends is the primary essential of happiness. ~ Lord Kelvin,
103:We live in a society where detachment is almost essential. ~ Philip K Dick,
104:An essential aspect of creativity is not being afraid to fail. ~ Edwin Land,
105:Divorcing developmental and evaluative feedback is essential. ~ Laszlo Bock,
106:Eloquence is the essential thing in a speech, not information. ~ Mark Twain,
107:For me, reading is my essential palliative, my daily fix. ~ Penelope Lively,
108:Hard work and humility are essential for spiritual sadhana. ~ B K S Iyengar,
109:Humility is essential greatness, the inside of grandeur. ~ George MacDonald,
110:I thought cars were essential ingredients of life itself. ~ Edward Herrmann,
111:The ability to play is essential to being a creative artist. ~ Dewitt Jones,
112:The essential quality of living life lies simply in the living. ~ Bruce Lee,
113:This is the essential evil of vice: it debases a man. ~ Edwin Hubbel Chapin,
114:Mercy stood in the cloud, with eye that wept Essential love. ~ Robert Pollok,
115:Singleness of purpose is essential for success in life. ~ John D Rockefeller,
116:The most essential thing in dance discipline is devotion. ~ Merce Cunningham,
117:Wine is one of the agreeable and essential ingredients of life ~ Julia Child,
118:a certain amount of boredom is...essential to a happy life ~ Bertrand Russell,
119:Always being there was the essential secret for a wife. ~ Elizabeth von Arnim,
120:It is not so essential to think much as to love much. ~ Saint Teresa of Avila,
121:Make linking to the rest an essential part of what you do best. ~ Jeff Jarvis,
122:Pleasure is, after all, a luxury. It's love that's essential. ~ John Dufresne,
123:The ascent of money has been essential to the ascent of man. ~ Niall Ferguson,
124:Employment is nature's physician, and is essential to human happiness. ~ Galen,
125:Enjoying life was essential, but sometimes it was an effort. ~ Cassandra Clare,
126:I believe empathy is the most essential quality of civilization. ~ Roger Ebert,
127:Liberty is the essential basis, the sine qua non, of morality. ~ Henry Hazlitt,
128:Plans are of little importance, but planning is essential. ~ Winston Churchill,
129:Playfullness is the essential feature of productive thought. ~ Albert Einstein,
130:Art is a necessity, an essential part of our enlightenment process. ~ Ken Danby,
131:Essential in a concept of power is the role of purpose. ~ James MacGregor Burns,
132:Even the rats carry bike chains as essential defence accessories. ~ Manda Scott,
133:I believe that thrift is essential to well-ordered living. ~ John D Rockefeller,
134:It was essential that I never show doubt about what I was doing. ~ Steve Martin,
135:Questioning ourselves and our country is healthy and essential. ~ Bryant McGill,
136:Ultimately, growth is essential for increasing a company's value. ~ Stuart Rose,
137:Unreason is an essential medicine as long as you do not overdose. ~ Dean Koontz,
138:Why should it be essential to love rarely in order to love much? ~ Albert Camus,
139:Writers are essential. Readers are essential. Publishers are not. ~ J A Konrath,
140:The Arts are man's most useless ... and essential ... activity. ~ Eugene Ionesco,
141:The essential respect is the one in your own heart for yourself. ~ Bryant McGill,
142:The less you talk, the more time you have for the essential things. ~ Niki Lauda,
143:Two qualities essential for the artist: moralityand perspective. ~ Denis Diderot,
144:We all have time to expend on what is essential to our nature. ~ Thornton Wilder,
145:World peace is the most essential outer realization of our time. ~ Anodea Judith,
146:Accepting your shadow side is an essential part of being authentic. ~ Bill George,
147:At the heart of all great art is an essential melancholy. ~ Federico Garc a Lorca,
148:At the heart of all great art is an essential melancholy. ~ Federico Garcia Lorca,
149:Courage is the essential element in any great public man or woman. ~ Paul Johnson,
150:Death is the essential condition of life, not an evil. ~ Charlotte Perkins Gilman,
151:Imperfection is in some sort essential to all that we know in life. ~ John Ruskin,
152:Intelligence is useful. Energy is valuable. Integrity is essential. ~ Ron Kaufman,
153:Kindness is an essential part of Gods work and ours here on earth. ~ Billy Graham,
154:People to people contact is essential for Nations to come closer. ~ Narendra Modi,
155:Protracted self-promotion drains something essential from the soul, ~ Dean Koontz,
156:Trust is essential when you're planning to lie to everyone you know. ~ Lydia Kang,
157:Vigor of government is essential to the security of liberty. ~ Alexander Hamilton,
158:Creative Destruction is the essential fact about capitalism. ~ Joseph A Schumpeter,
159:Judging people together was an essential part of best friendship ~ Cassandra Clare,
160:Music is the soundtrack of our lives, it's essential for our lives. ~ Tavis Smiley,
161:The Christian ethic played an essential part in my upbringing. ~ David Rockefeller,
162:The materials I use are absolutely essential to the work I make. ~ David Batchelor,
163:A certain amount of danger is essential to the quality of life. ~ Charles Lindbergh,
164:Avoid all haste; calmness is an essential ingredient of politeness. ~ Alphonse Karr,
165:Coffee? Hell yes, coffee! Caffeine being one of the essential drugs. ~ Ben Fountain,
166:Flexibility is just as essential for divinity as is discipline. ~ Elizabeth Gilbert,
167:It is essential of the happy life that a man would have almost no mail. ~ C S Lewis,
168:Laughter. An essential ingredient for survival. And we laughed a lot. ~ Patti Smith,
169:She could not beat to be irrelevant. Virginia lives to be essential. ~ Priya Parmar,
170:The essential element of love is a belief in its own eternity. ~ W Somerset Maugham,
171:Then he threw me another essential tool of demigod heroes—duct tape. ~ Rick Riordan,
172:Unalloyed love of God is the essential thing. All else is unreal. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
173:[V]igor of government is essential to the security of liberty. ~ Alexander Hamilton,
174:An independent and free media is essential to ensure democracy. ~ Warren Christopher,
175:I get ideas about what's essential when packing my suitcase. ~ Diane von Furstenberg,
176:I think sex with him might undo my essential cellular cohesion. ~ Karen Marie Moning,
177:It is an essential attribute of the jurisdiction of every country ~ Thomas Jefferson,
178:Music used to be essential and meaningful, but now it's disposable. ~ Brian McKnight,
179:Rightness of limitation is essential for growth of reality. ~ Alfred North Whitehead,
180:Studying the work of masters is an essential part of becoming amaster. ~ Chad Fowler,
181:The essential in this time of moral poverty is to create enthusiasm. ~ Pablo Picasso,
182:* The essential respect is the one in your own heart for yourself. ~ Bryant H McGill,
183:Unalienable rights are essential limitations to all governments. ~ Francis Hutcheson,
184:And to shape up my future it is not essential that I forget my past. ~ Ravinder Singh,
185:A warrior has to believe, for belief is an essential part of his being. ~ Th un Mares,
186:Big-heartednes s is the most essential virtue on the spiritual journey. ~ Matthew Fox,
187:College was just so essential for my sense of self and my development. ~ Claire Danes,
188:Dignity is as essential to human life as water, food, and oxygen. ~ Laura Hillenbrand,
189:Gandhi: The Essential Writings. Oxford University Press: London, 2008, ~ Stephen Cope,
190:If we want spiritual development, the practice of patience is essential. ~ Dalai Lama,
191:It is the basic evasion of the essential which is the problem of man. ~ Wilhelm Reich,
192:Meditation is essential because meditation opens the mind to itself. ~ Frederick Lenz,
193:Religion and morality are the essential pillars of civil society. ~ George Washington,
194:Seek the insignificant small but essential qualities, essential to life ~ Jonas Mekas,
195:The essential point of view of Christianity is sin. ~ Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel,
196:The final goal of all religions is to realise the essential oneness. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
197:There is no question of any erosion of essential national sovereignty. ~ Edward Heath,
198:There is no sun without shadow, and it is essential to know the night. ~ Albert Camus,
199:The urge to revolt is one of the essential dimensions of human nature. ~ Albert Camus,
200:An essential part of a happy, healthy life is being of service to others. ~ Sue Thoele,
201:Failure is not just acceptable, it's often essential." The Last Lecture ~ Randy Pausch,
202:Hope is life's essential nutrient, and love is what gives life meaning ~ Dick Van Dyke,
203:How I wish everyone had decent work! It is essential for human dignity. ~ Pope Francis,
204:I am a critic - as essential to the theatre as ants to a picnic. ~ Joseph L Mankiewicz,
205:"In the last analysis, the essential thing is the life of the individual." ~ Carl Jung,
206:Real success always contains an unseen essential of deep spirituality. ~ Bryant McGill,
207:TDF is more essential today than it was when it was first founded in 1968. ~ Joel Grey,
208:To a great experience one thing is essential, an experiencing nature. ~ Walter Bagehot,
209:Beautiful Girl, wake the fuck up, can't eviscerate essential self. ~ Karen Marie Moning,
210:Knowing when to take your losses is an essential part of eventual success. ~ Tom Peters,
211:Security is the essential roadblock to achieving the road map to peace. ~ George W Bush,
212:There is an essential goodness in Americans. They love this country. ~ Kellyanne Conway,
213:The unseen essential awaits your enlightened heart's ascension to love. ~ Bryant McGill,
214:Wine is sort of thrilling and sensual, and bread is familiar and essential. ~ Lily King,
215:Another essential to a universal and durable peace is social justice. ~ Arthur Henderson,
216:Confidence, clarity and compassion are essential qualities of a teacher. ~ B K S Iyengar,
217:Fire is not essential. Fire is warm comfort. From fire, cultures are born. ~ Aspen Matis,
218:Frankly, I've never felt voting to be all that essential to the process. ~ Gerald R Ford,
219:Having knowledge of the Bible is essential to a rich and meaningful life. ~ Billy Graham,
220:Hope is as essential to your life as air and water. You need hope to cope. ~ Rick Warren,
221:I have never lost faith in America's essential goodness and greatness. ~ Hillary Clinton,
222:It is essential to the triumph of reform that it should never succeed. ~ William Hazlitt,
223:not have the privilege of living in ignorance of this essential fact. ~ Ta Nehisi Coates,
224:Spotting talent is one of the essential elements of great leadership. ~ David McCullough,
225:The framing of a problem is often far more essential than its solution ~ Albert Einstein,
226:The likeness we bear to Jesus is more essential than our notions of him. ~ Lucretia Mott,
227:Unlike the novel, a short story may be, for all purposes, essential. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
228:Was his death an essential stage in the continuation of his life? ~ Jonathan Safran Foer,
229:And don't forget music - music in the kitchen is an essential ingredient! ~ Thomas Keller,
230:Feeling good about ourselves is essential in our being able to love others. ~ Fred Rogers,
231:[H]istorians have powerful imaginations, which are essential and dangerous. ~ Bob Stinson,
232:It is essential to practice spiritual disciplines along with academic studies. ~ Sai Baba,
233:The essential thing is to WANT to sing. This then is a song. I am singing. ~ Henry Miller,
234:The essential thing is to work in a state of mind that approaches prayer. ~ Henri Matisse,
235:There is only one time when it is essential to awaken. That time is now. ~ Gautama Buddha,
236:Women, I hope you know how essential you really are. Keep that crown on. ~ Alexandra Elle,
237:a society of essential oils and self-esteem has replaced a society of logic. ~ Ben Shapiro,
238:Breaking and entering was an essential part of the shapeshifter courtship. ~ Ilona Andrews,
239:In short: I felt my existence was tainted, in some subtle but essential way. ~ Donna Tartt,
240:Most women do not want to be liberated from their essential natures as women. ~ Dan Quayle,
241:Old age and sickness bring out the essential characteristics of a man. ~ Felix Frankfurter,
242:Possessing a powerful worldwide brand is essential for sustained success. ~ Warren Buffett,
243:Sleep is an essential part of life-but more important, sleep is a gift. ~ William C Dement,
244:The basic essential of a great actor is that he loves himself in acting. ~ Charlie Chaplin,
245:The enjoyment of one's tools is an essential ingredient of successful work. ~ Donald Knuth,
246:The essential business of language is to assert or deny facts. Given ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein,
247:The medium is as unimportant as I myself. Essential is only the forming. ~ Kurt Schwitters,
248:The paralysis of potential is essential to the manufacturing of victims. ~ Stefan Molyneux,
249:The present and future of knowledge attainment and essential business skills. ~ Bill Gates,
250:To believe yourself brave is to be brave; it is the one only essential thing. ~ Mark Twain,
251:Why is meditation essential? By meditating we take our garbage out. ~ Harbhajan Singh Yogi,
252:According to Christian teachers, the essential vice, the utmost evil, is Pride. ~ C S Lewis,
253:Combinatory play seems to be the essential feature in productive thought. ~ Albert Einstein,
254:essential differences between generative grammar and structural linguistics. ~ Noam Chomsky,
255:Every vivid memory holds some essential truth about your vision of the world ~ Kim Stafford,
256:Important? It’s essential,” I said. “I’m always at least ten minutes early. ~ Richelle Mead,
257:In any form of attack it is essential to assail your opponent from behind. ~ Oswald Boelcke,
258:I think the theatre is as essential to civilization as safe, pure water. ~ Vanessa Redgrave,
259:It seems that for success in science or art, a dash of autism is essential. ~ Hans Asperger,
260:My ignorance is essential. I do not write what I know but what I need to know. ~ Don Murray,
261:Outside of family, writing is essential. To me, it's like breathing. ~ Patricia Reilly Giff,
262:Please make a list of every possession you consider essential to your life. I ~ J P Delaney,
263:The essential thing is not to have conquered but to have fought well. ~ Pierre de Coubertin,
264:An appearance of delicacy, and even fragility, is almost essential to beauty. ~ Edmund Burke,
265:As you open your heart to wisdom you will begin to see the unseen essential. ~ Bryant McGill,
266:Being an extrovert isn't essential to evangelism - obedience and love are. ~ Rebecca Pippert,
267:Boys were a very essential part of rock & roll. The girls were more onlookers. ~ Mick Jagger,
268:Community is essential, but the fundamental calling of the church is global. ~ Calvin Miller,
269:Etiquette means behaving yourself a little better than is absolutely essential. ~ Will Cuppy,
270:In most cases learning something essential in life requires physical pain. ~ Haruki Murakami,
271:In short: I felt my existence was tainted, in some subtle but essential way. I ~ Donna Tartt,
272:It is essential that we stop worrying about money and stop resenting our bills. ~ Louise Hay,
273:Self-sacrifice is essential to leadership. You will give, give all the time. ~ Napoleon Hill,
274:This type of price action is essential to 'shake' sellers out of the market. ~ Anna Coulling,
275:What we eat is an essential part of who we are and how we define ourselves. ~ Fuchsia Dunlop,
276:You must practice to be able to return to essential principles at any moment. ~ Koichi Tohei,
277:Attention and focus are essential skills for writers in a noise-filled world. ~ Anne H Janzer,
278:Believing in yourself is essential to creating lasting change and a happy life. ~ Tara Stiles,
279:I'm working for the women in the world, today; that's my essential issue. ~ Michelle Bachelet,
280:Initiative is as essential to success as a hub is essential to a wagon wheel. ~ Napoleon Hill,
281:I put a drop of lavender essential oil on my pillow before I go to sleep. ~ Melissa Joan Hart,
282:Knowing where things are, and why, is essential to rational decision making ~ Jack Dangermond,
283:Simplicity boils down to two steps: Identify the essential. Eliminate the rest. ~ Leo Babauta,
284:The essential thing in life is not so much conquering as fighting well. ~ Pierre de Coubertin,
285:All actual heroes are essential men, And all men possible heroes. ~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning,
286:An essential portion of any artist’s labor is not creation so much as invocation. ~ Lewis Hyde,
287:Courage is, on all hands, considered as an essential of high character. ~ James Anthony Froude,
288:Living holy lives is the goal of the Christian life and our essential purpose. ~ Matthew Kelly,
289:Nothing is so essential as dignity, girls, and time will reveal who has it ~ Elizabeth Gilbert,
290:The essential element in nurturing our creativity lies in nurturing ourselves. ~ Julia Cameron,
291:The essential question is not, "How busy are you?" but "What are you busy at?" ~ Oprah Winfrey,
292:The essential reason for my loneliness is that I don't even know where I belong. ~ Orhan Pamuk,
293:Trying to divine some essential truth about evil is toxic, like inhaling fumes. ~ Carla Norton,
294:What do you do?’ I asked, nosey as ever – an essential attribute for a writer. ~ Karen Perkins,
295:Without animals, something essential is removed from the minds of the farmers. ~ Wendell Berry,
296:After all, the essential point in running a risk is that the returns justify it. ~ Isaac Asimov,
297:Expression and communication are essential; without these, civilization ends. ~ Haruki Murakami,
298:How could he claim to love her, when he did not love what was essential in her? ~ Cecilia Grant,
299:Individual liberty and interdependence are both essential for life in society. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
300:Inner child work is essential. It's the essence of growth as a whole person ~ Cheryl Richardson,
301:I was fucked-up in some essential way that other people could see, but I couldn’t. ~ Jane Devin,
302:Passion is essential for a meaningful existence. Life is about what you feel. ~ Jonathan Cainer,
303:Staying engaged with God is absolutely essential for getting through a tough time. ~ Max Lucado,
304:that the chance to shape one’s story is essential to sustaining meaning in life; ~ Atul Gawande,
305:The essential job of government is to facilitate, not frustrate, job development ~ Andrew Cuomo,
306:Agents are essential, because publishers will not read unsolicited manuscripts. ~ Jackie Collins,
307:A person who is gifted sees the essential point and leaves the rest as surplus. ~ Thomas Carlyle,
308:Courage is the quality most essential to understanding the Language of the World. ~ Paulo Coelho,
309:Courage is the quality most essential to understanding the language of the world. ~ Paulo Coelho,
310:Food may be essential as fuel for the body, but good food is fuel for the soul. ~ Malcolm Forbes,
311:Knowing how to suffer well is essential to realizing true happiness. SUFFERING ~ Thich Nhat Hanh,
312:Taking time out each day to relax and renew is essential to living well. ~ Judith Hanson Lasater,
313:The capacity to still feel wonder is essential to the creative process. ~ Donald Woods Winnicott,
314:What is the essential difference between banknotes, coins, and chicken shit? None. ~ Ajahn Brahm,
315:A child reminds us that playtime is an essential part of our daily routine. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
316:All actual heroes are essential men,
And all men possible heroes. ~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning,
317:No amount of skillful invention can replace the essential element of imagination. ~ Edward Hopper,
318:Practice is essential not only to achieve excellence but to clarify the call itself. ~ Jeff Goins,
319:Simon became inarticulate in his effort to express mankind's essential illness. ~ William Golding,
320:The essential characteristic of socialism is the denial of individual property rights. ~ Ayn Rand,
321:The essential thing is to bear always in mind that trouble can appear at any time. ~ Jeff Cooper,
322:To love the plateau is to love what is most essential and enduring in your life. ~ George Leonard,
323:But a wild democracy . . . too often disdains the essential principles of justice. ~ Edward Gibbon,
324:Drawing Muslims toward Jesus is our essential task, not drawing them away from Islam. ~ J D Greear,
325:Free education and health care are essential for the welfare of the population. ~ Jose Ramos Horta,
326:it is essential to create a quiet space in which to evaluate the things in your life. ~ Marie Kond,
327:It might be said that all knowledge is linked to the essential forms of cruelty. ~ Michel Foucault,
328:Losing is essential to anyone's success. The more you lose, the more you want to win. ~ Brett Hull,
329:That is what life meant, a unique presence, and it was essential in every creature. ~ David Malouf,
330:(T)hey were at ease with each other, which was essential to a productive workshop. ~ Jincy Willett,
331:A degree of self-deception, she said, was an essential part of the talent for living. ~ Rachel Cusk,
332:All this stuff was like air: essential and expected, missed only when taken away. ~ Rebecca Forster,
333:A teacher or teaching is not essential for spiritual awakening, but they save time. ~ Eckhart Tolle,
334:Education is not a luxury in modern American society-it is essential for survival. ~ John M Perkins,
335:Helping people in need is a good and essential part of my life, a kind of destiny. ~ Princess Diana,
336:If you seek tranquillity, do less.” Or (more accurately) do what’s essential—what ~ Marcus Aurelius,
337:I refer to my non-productive periods as fallow times. I think they are essential. ~ Catherine Stock,
338:It is essential to resist the depiction of history as the work of heroic individuals ~ Angela Davis,
339:It is essential to understand that battles are primarily won in the hearts of men. ~ Vince Lombardi,
340:Operational effectiveness and strategy are both essential to superior performance. ~ Michael Porter,
341:Secret operations are essential in war; upon them the army relies to make its every move. ~ Sun Tzu,
342:The joke is the purest, most essential form of storytelling. Every word has to count. ~ Paul Auster,
343:There are two essential epochs in any enterprise - to begin, and to get done. ~ Liberty Hyde Bailey,
344:we see well only with the heart. The essential is invisible to the eyes. ~ Antoine de Saint Exup ry,
345:ALCOHOL, n. (Arabic al kohl, a paint for the eyes.) The essential principle of all. ~ Ambrose Bierce,
346:Everything depends on the attitude of the artist toward his subject. It is essential. ~ Robert Henri,
347:... For me it is essential, essential for the poet to have a new toast, new songs. ~ Mahmoud Darwish,
348:he had always located the essential truth of his life in his wants and compulsions. ~ Jerzy Kosi ski,
349:Honesty and integrity are absolutely essential for success in life … all areas of life. ~ Zig Ziglar,
350:If there was anything any Radchaai considered essential for civilised life, it was tea. ~ Ann Leckie,
351:Liberty and choice are the essential components that constitute human dignity. ~ Khaled Abou El Fadl,
352:Loss is essential. Loss is part and parcel of that necessary calamity called life. ~ Rohinton Mistry,
353:Nos are just as valuable as yeses in the game of life. In fact, they're essential. ~ Madonna Ciccone,
354:Resistance, which is the function of conservatism, is essential to orderly advance. ~ Agnes Repplier,
355:The essential thing to know about God is that God is Good. All the rest is secondary. ~ Simone Weil,
356:Wisdom is essential in a president, the appearance of wisdom will do in a candidate. ~ Eric Sevareid,
357:Words do have purpose; they are essential clues in determining actions, or lack thereof. ~ T F Hodge,
358:A lady must always be prepared. Snacks are an essential part of espionage.” Sophronia ~ Gail Carriger,
359:By stripping down an image to essential meaning, an artist can simplify that meaning. ~ Scott McCloud,
360:Consciousness of the bad is an essential prerequisite to the promotion of the good. ~ Khushwant Singh,
361:Humor is essential to survival. Funny poems are vastly underrated. Very underwritten. ~ Rachel Zucker,
362:I feel so strongly that deep and simple is far more essential than shallow and complex. ~ Fred Rogers,
363:Keeping it short and to the point is essential, otherwise he won’t hear a single word. ~ Sherry Argov,
364:Mixing is figuring out what is essential to the moment and subordinating everything else ~ Randy Thom,
365:Sight is the essential poetic gift. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Future Poetry, Poetic Vision and the Mantra,
366:Speeches made to the people are essential to the arousing of enthusiasm for a war. ~ Benito Mussolini,
367:that reproductive liberty is essential to women’s political and social citizenship. ~ Dorothy Roberts,
368:The Patriot Act is essential to our continued success in the war on terror here at home. ~ Mike Pence,
369:The power of empathy is essential in helping those who are societies most vulnerable. ~ Asa Don Brown,
370:t is essential to understand that battles are primarily won in the hearts of men. ~ Vince Lombardi Jr,
371:We live in an age in which superfluous ideas abound and essential ideas are lacking. ~ Joseph Joubert,
372:What is essential, though, is to marry your long-term goal with short-term critical moves ~ Anonymous,
373:Álbum para «fluir»: «Luciano Essential Mix» (2009, Ibiza) interpretado por DeadMau5. ~ Timothy Ferriss,
374:As our understanding of obedience deepens, we recognize the essential role of agency. ~ Robert D Hales,
375:For the essential thing about the work of art is that it is work, and very hard work too. ~ Joyce Cary,
376:Going out of your way to find uncomfortable situations isn’t natural, but it’s essential. ~ Seth Godin,
377:In preparing for battle, I have found that planning is essential, but plans are useless. ~ Neil Shubin,
378:It is essential to understand that battles are primarily won in the hearts of men. ~ Vince Lombardi Jr,
379:I was amazed at how quickly a person could become an essential part of your life. ~ Krystal Sutherland,
380:Nothing is so essential as dignity…Time will reveal who has it and who has it not. ~ Elizabeth Gilbert,
381:Physical intimacy is essential. No matter how old are you, it's extremely important. ~ Hiromi Kawakami,
382:Strict exercise of self-control is an essential feature of the Christian's life. ~ Dietrich Bonhoeffer,
383:The affirmation of one's essential being in spite of desires and anxieties creates joy. ~ Paul Tillich,
384:The capacity to combine commitment with skepticism is essential to democracy. ~ Mary Catherine Bateson,
385:The essential intention is the real sin. A man who cannot choose ceases to be a man. ~ Anthony Burgess,
386:The most essential gift for a good writer is a built-in, shockproof, shit detector. ~ Ernest Hemingway,
387:Upholding human rights is not merely compatible with fighting terrorism, it is essential. ~ Joichi Ito,
388:Who took away the part so essential to the whole Left you a hollow body Skin and bone. ~ Tracy Chapman,
389:I believe Unnecessary Creation is essential for anyone who works with his or her mind. ~ Jocelyn K Glei,
390:In my experience it's not essential to get on with the person that you're acting opposite. ~ Hugh Dancy,
391:One sees clearly only with the heart. The essential is invisible to the eye. ~ Antoine de Saint Exup ry,
392:Pleasure and pain are only aspects of the mind. Our essential nature is happiness ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
393:Skill and attitude are essential. Authority is not. In fact, authority can get in the way. ~ Seth Godin,
394:The continual manufacture of enemies is essential to the growth of the fascist state. ~ Stefan Molyneux,
395:The essential things in life are seen, not with the eyes but with the heart. ~ Antoine de Saint Exupery,
396:The good news is that you are alive. The essential thing is that you must live ~ Ernest Agyemang Yeboah,
397:To me, working is a form of sustenance, like food or water, and nearly as essential. ~ Katharine Graham,
398:We must remember always that the essential quality of the wilderness is its wildness. ~ Howard Zahniser,
399:A car is useless in New York, essential everywhere else. The same with good manners. ~ Mignon McLaughlin,
400:A sense of purpose is essential for achieving happiness and satisfaction in life. ~ Julie Lythcott Haims,
401:Hardly anybody," he said, "understands how essential shit is to holding things together. ~ Jane Urquhart,
402:Music was a college attendee's survival essential; he'd need that to keep himself sane. ~ Kirsty Moseley,
403:Nature hides her secrets because of her essential loftiness, but not by means of ruse. ~ Albert Einstein,
404:Not to be absolutely certain is, I think, one of the essential things in rationality. ~ Bertrand Russell,
405:Technology is very important; it enables connection to one another, which is essential. ~ David Batstone,
406:The essential feature of statistics is a prudent and systematic ignoring of details. ~ Erwin Schrodinger,
407:To make a fortune some assistance from fate is essential. Ability alone is insufficient. ~ Ihara Saikaku,
408:Hatred is not essential for nationalism. Race hatred will kill the real national spirit. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
409:[Liberty] is freedom of choice, a divine gift, an essential virtue in a peaceful society. ~ David O McKay,
410:Protest beyond the law is not a departure from democracy; it is absolutely essential to it. ~ Howard Zinn,
411:Sex is the main way we exist on the planet. It's an essential part of life. ~ Gilberto Hernandez Guerrero,
412:The compassionate actions of a Buddha are essential to reforming and revitalizing society. ~ Vinessa Shaw,
413:...the essential intention is the real sin. A man who cannot choose ceases to be a man. ~ Anthony Burgess,
414:There are three essential factors in all human activity: spirit, materials, and action. ~ Chiang Kai shek,
415:Traditional marriage in the platform is the essential building block to our civilization. ~ Ken Blackwell,
416:Water is the most essential element in life, because without it you can't make coffee. ~ Karen Salmansohn,
417:Abstraction is the elimination of the irrelevant and the amplification of the essential. ~ Robert C Martin,
418:Freedom from the desire for an answer is essential to the understanding of a problem. ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti,
419:Integrity in all things precedes all else. The open demonstration of integrity is essential. ~ Max De Pree,
420:Is that, in the end - that capacity to hurt - the most essential ingredient for a ruler? ~ Gregory Maguire,
421:is the absolute and essential importance of human development in its richest diversity. ~ John Stuart Mill,
422:It is absolutely essential to have a living visible example of what a Christian ought to be. ~ Judah Smith,
423:I wanted to get rid of the element that had been considered essential in pop music: the voice. ~ Brian Eno,
424:Knowing our weakness isn’t a disadvantage; it is essential to what we do as leaders. ~ John F MacArthur Jr,
425:Nature hides her secret because of her essential loftiness, but not by means of ruse.”49 ~ Walter Isaacson,
426:Objects are characterized by three essential properties: state, identity, and behavior. ~ Robert Sedgewick,
427:The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. ~ D H Lawrence,
428:the labors of the true critic are more essential to the author, even, than to the reader. ~ Agnes Repplier,
429:when it comes to their essential faculty as writers, all writers are androgynous beings. ~ Nadine Gordimer,
430:Gluttony and Lust are the only sins that abuse something that is essential to our survival. ~ Henry Fairlie,
431:...it is a great thing to do what is necessary before it becomes essential and unavoidable. ~ Flann O Brien,
432:of the doctrine of biblical inerrancy as an essential element for the authority of the church. ~ R C Sproul,
433:Some people scorn a cat and think it not an essential; but the Clemens tribe are not of these. ~ Mark Twain,
434:Their excessive consumption of fiction was an essential distraction from their broken home. ~ Michael Ebner,
435:The separation of word and thing is the essential fact on which our adult lives are founded. ~ Lev Grossman,
436:To be able to concentrate for a considerable time is essential to difficult achievement. ~ Bertrand Russell,
437:To preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of people always possess arms. ~ Richard Henry Lee,
438:Trust the comfy clothes you reach for day after day, your plain, regular, essential self. ~ Heather Sellers,
439:We keep, in science, getting a more and more sophisticated view of our essential ignorance. ~ Warren Weaver,
440:I believe that a culture of peace must be the essential foundation of our efforts for peace. ~ Daisaku Ikeda,
441:If we have no heretics we must invent them, for heresy is essential to health and growth. ~ Yevgeny Zamyatin,
442:I live with the people I create and it has always made my essential loneliness less keen. ~ Carson McCullers,
443:I think the way to change it is to handle issues individually when it's essential to do so. ~ Stephen Harper,
444:It is only with one’s heart that one can see clearly. What is essential is invisible to the eye. ~ Anonymous,
445:Lighting is an essential way to change the mood of a room, especially if you can use dimmers. ~ Thom Filicia,
446:Our life must be centred on what is essential, on Jesus Christ. Everything else is secondary. ~ Pope Francis,
447:The first essential ingredient of the fear of God is a correct concept of God’s character. ~ Albert N Martin,
448:There can be no time, no state of things, in which Credit is not essential to a Nation. ~ Alexander Hamilton,
449:The snow reminded me of the beauty and mystery of creation, of the essential joy that is life. ~ Orhan Pamuk,
450:The vegan diet is obviously lacking whatever essential nutrient it is that makes people likeable. ~ Jim Goad,
451:you can only truly see with the heart. What is essential is invisible to the eye. ~ Antoine de Saint Exup ry,
452:Anecdotal data is not incidental to theory development at all, but an essential part of it. ~ Henry Mintzberg,
453:A new type of thinking is essential if mankind is to survive and move toward higher levels. ~ Albert Einstein,
454:But when the world is, indeed, in chaos, then an affirmation of cosmos becomes essential. ~ Madeleine L Engle,
455:I believe that any single dream contains the essential message about our existence. ~ Frederick Salomon Perls,
456:I wanted to give you a victory. But by their essential nature triumphs can’t be given. ~ Lois McMaster Bujold,
457:Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own. ~ Robert A Heinlein,
458:Simply put, success in LSU football is essential for the success of Louisiana State University. ~ Mark Emmert,
459:The essential thing is not that there be many truths in a work, but that no truth be abused. ~ Joseph Joubert,
460:We made our worlds better places; that was absolutely essential or we did not deserve them. ~ Stephanie Meyer,
461:We made our worlds better places; that was absolutely essential or we did not deserve them. ~ Stephenie Meyer,
462:We must face life as it is and understand that diversity is its most essential feature. ~ Mary Parker Follett,
463:Anybody who knows about capitalism knows that bankruptcy is an essential part of capitalism. ~ Joseph Stiglitz,
464:Benign, indifferent and essential, she passed through his life, and left an open hole in her wake. ~ Evie Wyld,
465:For an aspiring bodhisattva, the essential practice is to cultivate maitri, or loving-kindness. ~ Pema Ch dr n,
466:Gender no longer forms an essential part of marriage; marriage under law is a union of equals. ~ Vaughn Walker,
467:I didn't feel like it was essential to have a white host or a black host, I wanted a good host. ~ Harvey Levin,
468:In this era, I-ways are as essential as Highways...We need both Information Ways and Highways. ~ Narendra Modi,
469:It's essential that a part of you not grow up. Childhood wonder gives us our spark and beauty. ~ Robin Quivers,
470:Love’ is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own. ~ Robert A Heinlein,
471:One man writes a novel. One man writes a symphony. It is essential that one man make a film. ~ Stanley Kubrick,
472:The most essential factor to economic recovery today [1932] is the restoration of confidence. ~ Herbert Hoover,
473:the prevalent cultural norm of sleep deprivation as essential to achievement and success. ~ Arianna Huffington,
474:they cannot learn the essential character traits that make them right for your organization. ~ James C Collins,
475:Understanding industry structure is also essential to effective strategic positioning P. 26 ~ Michael E Porter,
476:A prayerful study and experience are essential for a correct interpretation of the scriptures. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
477:But which is the State's essential function, aggression or defence, few seem to know or care. ~ Benjamin Tucker,
478:Discerning our personal gifts is essential if we are to experience harmony in our lives. ~ Sarah Ban Breathnach,
479:Emotions are essential part of human intelligence. Without emotional intelligence, AI is incomplete. ~ Amit Ray,
480:Food is the essential thing to gaining weight. Protein, you know, that's basically it - protein. ~ Manu Bennett,
481:I doubted if the near neighborhood of man was not essential to a serene and healthy life. ~ Henry David Thoreau,
482:Intelligent planning is essential for success in any undertaking designed to accumulate riches. ~ Napoleon Hill,
483:Men are probably nearer the essential truth in their superstitions than in their science. ~ Henry David Thoreau,
484:Novelty is seldom the essential... make a subject better from its intrinsic nature. ~ Henri de Toulouse Lautrec,
485:Panic begins to set in. I can’t stay here. Flight is essential… But I can’t let my fear show. ~ Suzanne Collins,
486:Renunciation of desires: the essential condition for realisation.
   ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II, [T2],
487:The ability to break a loved one's heart is the essential contradiction in human relationships. ~ Amy Dickinson,
488:The assumption of an absolute determinism is the essential foundation of every scientific enquiry. ~ Max Planck,
489:The eyebrow pencil and false eyelashes were essential; my mother didn't feel dressed without them. ~ Lorna Luft,
490:The most essential ingredient in creating our universe is the consciousness that observes it. ~ Lynne McTaggart,
491:The power of taxing people and their property is essential to the very existence of government. ~ James Madison,
492:There are things, also, that are memories as essential and structural as bones in toes and fingers. ~ A S Byatt,
493:There is only one time when it is essential to awaken. That time is now. ~ Buddha☀️Sunshine, Love & Lightღ☼,
494:these three cases, teasing out some of the essential elements of difference. Netscape vs. Google ~ Tim O Reilly,
495:The strength to kill is not essential for self-defence; one ought to have the strength to die. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
496:You are yourself the cloud veiling your own sun! So recognize the essential reality of your being! ~ Ibn ‘Arabi,
497:A strong American economy is essential to the well-being and security of our friends and allies. ~ Ronald Reagan,
498:For me, environment is all. Place — as I was saying about my students — is absolutely essential. ~ William Goyen,
499:I do put on a little make-up every day because it helps me feel put together. Mascara is essential. ~ Emma Stone,
500:It is absolutely essential that one should be neutral and not fall in love with the hypothesis. ~ David Douglass,
501:It is essential to exchange the invisible ring for all that we call survival, survive, survivor. ~ H l ne Cixous,
502:It's essential that we do what's right - not necessarily what appears to be immediately popular. ~ George W Bush,
503:Knowing WHY is essential for lasting success and the ability to avoid being lumped in with others. ~ Simon Sinek,
504:Learning to believe what doesn’t at the moment feel true is an essential part of being a Christian, ~ Tom Wright,
505:Limitation is essential to authority. A government is legitimate only if it is effectively limited. ~ Lord Acton,
506:The essential fact of Christianity is that God thought all men worth the sacrifice of his son. ~ William Barclay,
507:The essential self is innocent, and when it tastes its own innocence knows that it lives for ever. ~ John Updike,
508:Think not-thinking. How do you think not-thinking? Nonthinking. This is the essential art of zazen. ~ Ruth Ozeki,
509:A congregational prayer is a means for establishing essential human unity though common worship. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
510:And yet the truth is so essential that its loss exacts a heavy toll, in the form of grave illness. ~ Alice Miller,
511:Anything whose presence or absence makes no discernible difference is no essential part of the whole. ~ Aristotle,
512:As for self-deceit, most people find it as essential for survival as air. You rarely indulge in it. ~ Dean Koontz,
513:Energy is essential for development, and sustainable energy is essential for sustainable development. ~ Tim Wirth,
514:Imagination in the child is powerful. Reading and laughter and love are essential in our lives. ~ Malachy McCourt,
515:I think it's an essential fact for any performer or artist to fail as poignantly as they can succeed. ~ Nick Cave,
516:Selfness is an essential fact of life. The thought of nonselfness, precise sameness is terrifying. ~ Lewis Thomas,
517:so whatever you want to do, just do it...Making a damn fool of yourself is absolutely essential. ~ Gloria Steinem,
518:The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted.” Women ~ Piper Kerman,
519:The very first essential for success is a perpetually constant and regular employment of violence. ~ Adolf Hitler,
520:Togetherness, passion, laughter, faith, trust, and jealousy are the essential ingredients of love ~ Shahrukh Khan,
521:Utility then is not the measure of exchangeable value, although it is absolutely essential to it. ~ David Ricardo,
522:When we read a book, our most essential trait - imagination - is given the opportunity to soar. ~ Saint Augustine,
523:After I’d picked up the bell and rod, he’d “sold” me three more items that he considered essential — ~ Andrew Rowe,
524:An ongoing relationship with God through His Word is essential to the Christian's consistent victory! ~ Beth Moore,
525:A private relationship of worshiping God is the greatest essential element of spiritual fitness. ~ Oswald Chambers,
526:Deep down there was understanding, not of the facts of our lives so much as of our essential natures. ~ May Sarton,
527:Effective tidying involves only two essential actions: discarding and deciding where to store things. ~ Marie Kond,
528:Feeling. That is what it is about. People place so much value on thought, but feeling is as essential. ~ Matt Haig,
529:Holiness is pleasing to God, beneficial to men, and essential to the promotion of our own happiness ~ Randy Alcorn,
530:In order to go beyond ideas to direct realization, it's essential to have a great deal of purity. ~ Frederick Lenz,
531:I think I always keep coming back to certain pieces, the idea of essential, elegant, easy wardrobe. ~ Garance Dore,
532:Love is the essential existential fact. It is our ultimate reality and our purpose on earth. ~ Marianne Williamson,
533:messessentialism instead of existentialism: For those who revel in the essential mess that is life. ~ Jandy Nelson,
534:My goal is to omit everything superfluous so that the essential is shown to best possible advantage. ~ Dieter Rams,
535:Religion is not just incongruent with morality, but in essential ways incompatible with it. ~ Christopher Hitchens,
536:Science gives an exact photograph of the world, but it lacks an essential dimension of reality. ~ Alija Izetbegovi,
537:So whatever you want to do, just do it... Making a damn fool of yourself is absolutely essential. ~ Gloria Steinem,
538:The fight against evil is long and difficult. It is essential to pray constantly and to be patient. ~ Pope Francis,
539:The principal of unity and indivisibility of the republic are the essential reference points. ~ Giorgio Napolitano,
540:There is far less to the Presidency, in terms of essential activity, than meets the eye. ~ Arthur M Schlesinger Jr,
541:To be effective, leaders must have the qualities and attitudes essential to work in a group setting. ~ Meg Whitman,
542:We must view humility as one of the most essential things that characterizes true Christianity. ~ Jonathan Edwards,
543:What I know about street outreach is that it is essential to dealing with the issue of youth homelessness. ~ Jewel,
544:You dance because you have to. Dance is an essential part of life that has always been with me. ~ Katherine Dunham,
545:Courage, hard work, self-mastery, and intelligent effort are all essential to successful life. ~ Theodore Roosevelt,
546:Every dimension of your suffering will instruct you, until you have learned your essential lessons. ~ Bryant McGill,
547:Love’ is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.” Ben ~ Robert A Heinlein,
548:Mere parsimony is not economy. Expense, and great expense, may be an essential part in true economy. ~ Edmund Burke,
549:The essential thing is to arouse such an interest that it engages the child’s whole personality. ~ Maria Montessori,
550:The more I do, the more frightened I get. But that is essential. Otherwise why would I go on doing it? ~ Judi Dench,
551:We cannot protect our children from life. Therefore, it is essential that we prepare them for it. ~ Rudolf Dreikurs,
552:When I sit down to write, which is the essential moment in my life, I am completely alone. ~ Gabriel Garc a M rquez,
553:Wounds are an essential part of life, and until you are wounded in some way, you cannot become a man. ~ Paul Auster,
554:Any violation of a woman's body can become sex for men; this is the essential truth of pornography. ~ Andrea Dworkin,
555:He realized that monarchy was essential to peace, and that the price of freedom was violence and disorder. ~ Tacitus,
556:It is essential that you follow your own idea of passion, even if to others it looks like suffering. ~ Bryant McGill,
557:I want parents to teach that academic intelligence is essential, but so is financial intelligence. ~ Robert Kiyosaki,
558:Naps are essential to my process. Not dreams, but that state adjacent to sleep, the mind on waking. ~ William Gibson,
559:Steadiness of faith, was, in the long run, as illuminating and essential as sophistication of thought. ~ Jon Meacham,
560:The Essential Discipline for Daily Use,” written by the Buddhist monk Doc The from Bao Son pagoda, ~ Thich Nhat Hanh,
561:The great advantage of living in a large family is that early lesson of life's essential unfairness. ~ Nancy Mitford,
562:The great advantage of living in a large family is that early lesson of life’s essential unfairness. ~ Nancy Mitford,
563:The most essential thing in life is to establish an unafraid, heartfelt communication with others. ~ Sogyal Rinpoche,
564:There is nothing wrong with being a Marxist. Their point of view is essential to a democratic debate. ~ Michael Foot,
565:Titles are not only important, they are essential for me. I cannot write without a title ~ Guillermo Cabrera Infante,
566:We say nothing essential about the cathedral when we speak of its stones. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry ~ Louis Rosenfeld,
567:A fundamental understanding of the human psyche is the essential key to successful magic. ~ Jean Eugene Robert Houdin,
568:An essential part of the magic involves turning everyone into an enemy, to ward off surprises. ~ Alma Guillermoprieto,
569:Bernal believed discipline was essential for revolution. Wiley, of course, believed just the opposite. ~ Carl Hiaasen,
570:.. both the making and the unmaking were essential parts of life & necessary to keep the balance. ~ Winona LaDuke,
571:Conformity produces compliance, not commitment. Unity is essential, and unity is forged, not forced. ~ James M Kouzes,
572:I believe in advaita, I believe in the essential unity of man and for that matter of all that lives. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
573:Infinite Love is who we really are and who we refuse to be. This refusal is our most essential tension. ~ David Deida,
574:I should monitor whatever is essential to me. In that way, I ensure that my life reflects my values. ~ Gretchen Rubin,
575:Non-cooperation in military matters should be an essential moral principle for all true scientists. ~ Albert Einstein,
576:Systems and processes are essential to keep the crusade going, but they should not replace the crusade. ~ Simon Sinek,
577:The detail is as important as the essential is. When it is inadequate, it destroys the whole outfit. ~ Christian Dior,
578:There are some things in painting which cannot be explained, and that something is essential. ~ Pierre Auguste Renoir,
579:We have to stop viewing one another as enemies. At this point, unity is essential for our survival. ~ Suzanne Collins,
580:why are you so sure that your micromanagement of every moment in this whole world is so essential ~ Elizabeth Gilbert,
581:And everyone must lose his mind, everyone must! The sooner the better! It is essential — I know it. ~ Yevgeny Zamyatin,
582:Being able to look cute, at all times, while being able to peel off layers is the most essential thing. ~ Brad Goreski,
583:Divine is all Love in its essential nature, and Love is all Divine in its truthful expression. ~ Maharishi Mahesh Yogi,
584:Empathy for the plight of the Goddess may be essential in seeing how to face our own plight on Earth. ~ John Lamb Lash,
585:it is essential that in entering a new Province you should have the good will of its inhabitants. ~ Niccol Machiavelli,
586:Know the true definition of yourself. That is essential. Then, when you know your own definition, flee from it. ~ Rumi,
587:Moderation is essential in all things, madam, but never in my life have I failed to beat a teetotaller. ~ Harry Vardon,
588:Preparing for battle, plans were essential. But once the battle was joined, plans were useless. ~ Dwight D Eisenhower,
589:Respectful communication under conflict or opposition is an essential and truly awe-inspiring ability. ~ Bryant McGill,
590:Restoring responsibility and accountability is essential to the economic and fiscal health of our nation. ~ Carl Levin,
591:restraint in diet both as to quantity and quality is as essential as restraint in thought and speech. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
592:Room to swing a cat, it seemed was absolutely essential. It was an infrequent but indispensable operation. ~ H G Wells,
593:To my mind the single essential element on which all discoveries will be dependent is human freedom. ~ Barry Goldwater,
594:What world is there for us where our essential nature - and its right to live free - is one and the same? ~ Guy Finley,
595:You can only see things clearly with your heart. What is essential is invisible to the eye. ~ Antoine de Saint Exup ry,
596:Developing expertise or assets that are not easily copied is essential; otherwise you're just a middleman. ~ Seth Godin,
597:Goals are not only absolutely necessary to motivate us. They are essential to really keep us alive. ~ Robert H Schuller,
598:It is after creation, in the elation of success, or the gloom of failure, that love becomes essential. ~ Cyril Connolly,
599:Keeping a Diary all my life helped me to discover some basic elements essential to the vitality of writing. ~ Anais Nin,
600:The Charkha is intended to realize the essential and living oneness of interest among India's myriads. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
601:The Essential Gandhi: An Anthology of His Writings on His Life, Work and Ideas. Vintage: New York, 2002, ~ Stephen Cope,
602:The motivation part is all essential in keeping my voice, but there are the human factors of discipline. ~ Jerome Hines,
603:Universal brotherhood is not even a beautiful dream. Antagonism is essential to man's greatest efforts. ~ Theodor Herzl,
604:Water is a finite resource that is essential in the advancement of agriculture, and is vital to human life. ~ Jim Costa,
605:An adequate share of humor and laughter represents an essential part of the diet of the healthy person. ~ Norman Cousins,
606:A writer or painter cannot change the world. But they can keep an essential margin of nonconformity alive. ~ Luis Bunuel,
607:don’t know. I’m just telling you what I can observe, an essential skill of scientists and con men alike. ~ Samantha Hunt,
608:If I'm not writing, I'm not fully living. It has become the essential element that defines who I am. ~ Danielle Trussoni,
609:I surely know that there is no role in life more essential and more eternal than that of motherhood. ~ M Russell Ballard,
610:It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye ~ Antoine de Saint Exup ry,
611:It’s like this essential feature of human beings simply doesn’t exist in the full-color magazine world. ~ Naomi Alderman,
612:Not just a timely movie, a great one...Timbuktu feels at once timely and permanent, immediate and essential. ~ A O Scott,
613:Of all the duties enjoined by Christianity none is more essential and yet more neglected than prayer. ~ Francois Fenelon,
614:Respectful communication under conflict or opposition is an essential and truly awe-inspiring ability. ~ Bryant H McGill,
615:The Eucharist is essential for us: it is Christ who wishes to enter our lives and fill us with his grace. ~ Pope Francis,
616:There was no division I could see between the essential teaching of all Prophets and wise men of religion. ~ Cat Stevens,
617:The soul gives us resilience - an essential quality since we constantly have to rebound from hardship. ~ Wynton Marsalis,
618:Developing expertise or assets that are not easily copied is essential; otherwise you’re just a middleman. “ ~ Seth Godin,
619:Half an hour’s meditation each day is essential, except when you are busy. Then a full hour is needed. ~ Francis de Sales,
620:History is various and sinuous and no essential part of the human spirit is ever wholly absent from it. ~ Benedetto Croce,
621:I saw something even more beautiful than a sense of humor: an appreciation for life’s essential absurdity. ~ Stephen King,
622:It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye. ~ Antoine de Saint Exup ry,
623:[James] Baldwin is needed even more today because he helps you focus to the essential, to what is important. ~ Raoul Peck,
624:Know the true definition of yourself. That is essential.
Then, when you know your own definition, flee from it. ~ Rumi,
625:Obedience is unquestioning submission to authority; discipline requires adherence to certain essential rules ~ Ay e Kulin,
626:Our relations with the other powers of Europe have experienced no essential change since the last session. ~ James Monroe,
627:Personal liberty is the paramount essential to human dignity and human happiness. ~ Edward Bulwer Lytton 1st Baron Lytton,
628:Spiritual awakening is the process of recognizing our essential goodness, our natural wisdom and compassion. ~ Tara Brach,
629:The ability to learn faster from customers is the essential competitive advantage that startups must possess. ~ Eric Ries,
630:the heart cannot flourish on logic alone. Unreason is an essential medicine as long as you do not overdose. ~ Dean Koontz,
631:When you reach out to those in need, do not be surprised if the essential meaning of something occurs. ~ Stephen Richards,
632:Achieving the MDGs is not optional; it is an essential investment in a safer, more human and prosperous world ~ Kofi Annan,
633:Desert being the essential condition of praise, there can be no reality in the one without the other. ~ Washington Allston,
634:For any human being, freedom is essential, crucial, to our dignity and our ability to be fully human. ~ Izzeldin Abuelaish,
635:FXC arguing that love is what makes us most human - to deny it is to deny an essential part of your humanity. ~ Doug Dorst,
636:her essential goodness, telling her that “self-knowledge is the foundation of Religion,” not self-hatred. ~ Megan Marshall,
637:Idealism, emphasized the existential rather than the essential (rational) character of the subject in thought. ~ Anonymous,
638:It was essential for the discovery of science that religious ideas be divorced from the study of nature. ~ Steven Weinberg,
639:It was essential to do this job, hateful though it was, because we knew the Germans were hot on the trail. ~ Mark Oliphant,
640:Lost is a mystery show, so I think that would be stripping the franchise of sort of its essential nature. ~ Damon Lindelof,
641:Nothing is so essential as dignity. Time will reveal who has it and wi has it not." -Beatrix Whittaker ~ Elizabeth Gilbert,
642:Prayer, humility, and charity toward all are essential in the Christian life: they are the way to holiness. ~ Pope Francis,
643:Seeing how a hand carves out meaning with a pencil point lets us remember that the human touch is essential. ~ Jill Ciment,
644:Seek out strategic alliances; they are essential to growth and provide resistance to bigger competition. ~ Richard Branson,
645:The first essential in writing about anything is that the writer should have no experience of the matter. ~ Isadora Duncan,
646:We can learn from him that suffering and the gift of himself is an essential gift we need in our time. ~ Pope Benedict XVI,
647:We must realize that nature is absolutely essential for our survival, and we must act on that premise now. ~ Edward Norton,
648:Whatever may be their use in civilized societies, mirrors are essential to all violent and heroic action. ~ Virginia Woolf,
649:What is essential in prayer is not that we learn to express ourselves, but that we learn to answer God. ~ Timothy J Keller,
650:America's leadership is essential. America's resources are vast. America's opportunities are unprecedented. ~ Gerald R Ford,
651:And having a place that genuinely feels like your home can seem as essential to a person as water to a fish. ~ Atul Gawande,
652:Erecting the 'wall of separation between church and state'... is absolutely essential in a free society. ~ Thomas Jefferson,
653:Good human relations not only bring great personal rewards but are essential to the success of any enterprise. ~ J R D Tata,
654:I think sitting in the car with your parents and listening to music is an essential to growing up. ~ James Vincent McMorrow,
655:It is a great help for a man to be in love with himself. For an actor, however, it is absolutely essential. ~ Robert Morley,
656:It is essential to link enterprises on the basis of objective laws of a socialist economy and legal system. ~ Samora Machel,
657:It is important to have friends we can trust. But it is essential to trust the Lord, who never lets us down. ~ Pope Francis,
658:It is only with one's heart that one can see clearly. What is essential is invisible to the eye. ~ Antoine de Saint Exup ry,
659:knowledge is a friend of faith, essential to faith and to our relationship with God in the spiritual life. ~ Dallas Willard,
660:Mass media provides the essential link between the individual and the demands of the technological society. ~ Jacques Ellul,
661:The art of reading and studying consists in remembering the essentials and forgetting what is not essential. ~ Adolf Hitler,
662:There are four qualities essential to a great jazzman. they are taste, courage, individuality, and irreverence. ~ Stan Getz,
663:There was only one virtue, pugnacity; only one vice, pacifism. That is an essential condition of war. ~ George Bernard Shaw,
664:To be a philosophical Sceptic is the first and most essential step towards being a sound, believing Christian. ~ David Hume,
665:Water and air, the two essential fluids on which all life depends, have become global garbage cans. ~ Jacques Yves Cousteau,
666:You can’t lead without taking risk. You won’t take risk without courage. Courage is essential to leadership. ~ Andy Stanley,
667:... a man who denies what is essential to his being is a man who drills holes in the cup of his own happiness. ~ Brent Weeks,
668:An awareness of our past is essential to the establishment of our personality and our identity as Africans. ~ Haile Selassie,
669:An essential part of seeing clearly is finding the willingness to look closely and to go beyond our own ideas. ~ Cheri Huber,
670:As far as the filmmaking process is concerned, stars are essentially worthless - and absolutely essential. ~ William Goldman,
671:A substantial extension of public ownership is an essential pre-requisite of greater equality of earned income ~ Roy Jenkins,
672:Essential mentality is idealistic and a seeker after perfection. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, The Threefold Life,
673:Etiquette, or dog in the original Coptic, means behaving yourself a little better than is absolutely essential. ~ Will Cuppy,
674:Exploring the thought process through visual journaling is essential in a world that is in continuous change. ~ Michael Bell,
675:for a man who denies what is essential to his being is a man who drills holes in the cup of his own happiness. ~ Brent Weeks,
676:SHINee is like the weather. Everyone has their own personalities and it's something that is essential to Earth. ~ Lee Taemin,
677:The essential act of war is destruction, not necessarily of human lives, but of the products of human labor. ~ George Orwell,
678:the “flux and change” of the world around us are not an accident but an essential part of our universe.20 ~ William B Irvine,
679:To be able to concentrate for a considerable amount of time is essential to difficult achievement ~ Hector Garcia Puigcerver,
680:You can only coo over so many teacup poodles before you start to believe they're absolutely essential to life. ~ Gina Damico,
681:A gamester, as such, is the cool, calculating, essential spirit of concentrated, avaricious selfishness. ~ Henry Ward Beecher,
682:Almost certainly, however, the first essential component of social justice is adequate food for all mankind. ~ Norman Borlaug,
683:A new type of thinking is essential if mankind is to survive and move toward higher levels. —Albert Einstein Some ~ Dave Gray,
684:Bathtubs, pools, water - to me, it's a very essential part of being grounded and sensual and feeling yourself. ~ Andre Balazs,
685:his conscience was clear and he had faith in the essential goodness of the universe and so felt cradled by it. ~ Peter Heller,
686:I love judging men," Shannon mused. "Objectification is an essential element in taking down the patriarchy. ~ Kate Canterbary,
687:In order to realize that inherent and untainted happiness, it is essential that he should know himself. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
688:In preparing for battle, I have found that planning is essential, but plans are useless. - Dwight D. Eisenhower ~ Neil Shubin,
689:I take it that the judgment is an essential point in every conviction, let the punishment be fixed or not. ~ Sherrilyn Kenyon,
690:It is precisely the way which is productive - this is the essential thing; becoming is more important than being. ~ Paul Klee,
691:Knowledge of the means to express our emotion is essential- and is acquired only after a very long experience. ~ Paul Cezanne,
692:Prayer lets you speak to God; meditation lets God speak to you. Both are essential to becoming a friend of God. ~ Rick Warren,
693:She watched me. I watched her. Kissing, touching, and cherishing each other, we made love. And it was essential. ~ Penny Reid,
694:The first essential to success in the art you practice is respect for the art itself. ~ Edward Bulwer Lytton 1st Baron Lytton,
695:The first internal relation that is essential to a secret society is the reciprocal confidence of its members. ~ Georg Simmel,
696:the one thing that will finally make you feel you aren’t missing something essential, such as the point. ~ Augusten Burroughs,
697:The unseen essential can be described in many ways and comes in many forms, but is always preceded by virtue. ~ Bryant McGill,
698:Those who sacrifice essential liberty for temporary safety are not deserving of either liberty or safety. ~ Benjamin Franklin,
699:Unhealthy relationships are most commonly lacking in the most essential of ingredient: healthy communication. ~ Asa Don Brown,
700:What is essential in prayer is not that we learn to express ourselves, but that we learn to answer God.131 ~ Timothy J Keller,
701:and so, in the very act of attacking the full story, Pip was somehow confirming its essential plausibility. ~ Jonathan Franzen,
702:But the joy of life is a very good thing, and while work is the essential in it, play also has its place. ~ Theodore Roosevelt,
703:Coal is an essential part of America's energy future, not to mention an important part of Pennsylvania's economy. ~ Pat Toomey,
704:I don't think there's any essential difference, at least for me, between writing poetry and writing prose. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
705:I've got great faith in the essential fairness and decency - you may say goodness - of the human being. ~ Norman Vincent Peale,
706:Memory is essential to who we are, and memories can be both implicit and explicit - unconscious and conscious. ~ Siri Hustvedt,
707:No, the prayer is essential. I live on the prayers. They alone can strengthen me to fight despair and fatigue. ~ Philip Yancey,
708:One of the most essential branches of English liberty is the freedom of one's house. A man's house is his castle. ~ James Otis,
709:Or perhaps one can learn only by one’s own mistakes. The essential thing is to learn. Learning and living. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt,
710:Perfect purity is the most essential thing, for only "the pure in heart shall see God". ~ Swami Vivekananda from Jnana Yoga IX,
711:The pictures feel as essential to me as the text. I was always interested in including pictures with writing. ~ Marie Calloway,
712:The search for an equilibrium is essential for the artist, to be as aware of inner space as he is of outer space. ~ Mark Tobey,
713:The three things that are most essential to achievement are common sense, hard work and stick-to-it-iv-ness. ~ Thomas A Edison,
714:Thus I got into my bones the essential structure of the ordinary British sentence, which is a noble thing. ~ Winston Churchill,
715:You know, Taylor Lautner, with a body like that, he should be taking his shirt off. For me, it's not so essential. ~ Max Irons,
716:Bargaining is essential to the life of the world; but nobody has ever claimed that it is an ennobling process. ~ Agnes Repplier,
717:Boundaries are basically about providing structure, and structure is essential in building anything that thrives. ~ Henry Cloud,
718:Education is essential to change, for education creates both new wants and the ability to satisfy them. ~ Henry Steele Commager,
719:Half an hour's meditation each day is essential, except when you are busy. Then a full hour is needed. ~ Saint Francis de Sales,
720:Half an hour’s meditation each day is essential, except when you are busy. Then a full hour is needed. ~ Saint Francis de Sales,
721:Hitler understood the demagogues' essential principle to teach or persuade is far more difficult than to stir emotion. ~ Tim Wu,
722:I believe that the quintessential task of every painter in any time has been to concentrate on the essential. ~ Gerhard Richter,
723:It's essential to distinguish between events that are really beyond your control and events you caused yourself. ~ Barbara Sher,
724:It's important to be innovative when times are prosperous. It's essential to be innovative when they are not. ~ Andy Hargreaves,
725:Keeping sub-purposes and overall system purposes in harmony is an essential function of successful systems. ~ Donella H Meadows,
726:Peace, of course, is different from divorce; indeed, in essential respects, divorce is the opposite of peace. ~ Douglas J Feith,
727:See that the most essential thing is life and that killing or oppressing one another will not solve anything. ~ Thich Nhat Hanh,
728:The eternal and essential truth is that until we love a thing in all its ugliness we cannot make it beautiful. ~ G K Chesterton,
729:The Hidden—and our acknowledgement of it—is an absolutely essential part of rooting out what impedes our progress: ~ Ed Catmull,
730:There's a world of difference between a strong ego, which is essential, and a large ego-which can be destructive. ~ Lee Iacocca,
731:the wait sometimes is essential to appreciate the gifts that follow, no matter how much we may resent the process. ~ Jeff Goins,
732:Wasn't loving him like loving the sun, so beautiful and warm, essential to light but deadly if you got too close? ~ Jenny Trout,
733:Water is essential to life! It's also great for keeping your skin looking good and healthy, which is an added bonus. ~ Josie Ho,
734:An essential aspect of self-support is to remind yourself that success is not measurable, but a matter of feeling. ~ Eric Maisel,
735:Anything essential is invisible to the eye.” My eyes shot up. I’d recognize those words anywhere. “The Little Prince. ~ L J Shen,
736:For leaders, the humility to admit and own mistakes and develop a plan to overcome them is essential to success. ~ Jocko Willink,
737:For me, at least, studying my subjects first and knowing them personally was essential to taking a good picture. ~ Gisele Freund,
738:For me, the genders are an essential element of numbers and letters, not something that could be removed from them. ~ Leni Zumas,
739:Imagination is as vital to any advance in science as learning and precision are essential for starting points. ~ Percival Lowell,
740:It is better to be wrong than to be vague. In trial and error, the error is the true essential. —FREEMAN DYSON ~ Gregory Benford,
741:It is sometimes essential for a husband and a wife to quarrel - they get to know each other better. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,
742:It seemed like just another Monday, innocent but for its essential Mondayness, not to mention its Januaryness. It ~ Laini Taylor,
743:It's essential to keep moving, learning and evolving for as long as you're here and this world keeps spinning ~ Rasheed Ogunlaru,
744:It's quite simple: One sees clearly only with the heart. Anything essential is invisible to the eyes. ~ Antoine de Saint Exupery,
745:Only good poets cure us of an overindulgence in words. Only simple essential food cures us of gluttony. ~ H ctor Abad Faciolince,
746:Our essential nature is pure consciousness, the infinite source of everything that exists in the physical world. ~ Deepak Chopra,
747:Racism was banditry, pure and simple. And the banditry was not incidental to America, it was essential to it. ~ Ta Nehisi Coates,
748:Self-conscious existence is the essential nature of the Being; that is Sat or Purusha.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga,
749:SENTENCES OF THE KHAJAGAN
RUDBARI : Heart to heart is an essential means of passing on the secrets of the Path. ~ Idries Shah,
750:The purpose and the essential properties were not somewhere behind the things, they were in them, in everything. ~ Hermann Hesse,
751:These very sad stories make all too clear the cardinal rule of investing: Broad diversification is essential. ~ Burton G Malkiel,
752:Well, there's no question that a good script is an absolutely essential, maybe the essential thing for a movie. ~ Sydney Pollack,
753:Considering how little we know, the confidence we have in our beliefs is preposterous—and it is also essential. ~ Daniel Kahneman,
754:Enjoying your work is essential. If your work becomes an expression of your own ideas, you will surely enjoy it. ~ Soichiro Honda,
755:Her favorite game was golf because its essential principles consisted of a stick, a small ball, and a state of mind. ~ Harper Lee,
756:History distinguishes what is accidental and transitory in human nature from what is essential and immutable. ~ Thomas B Macaulay,
757:If I were to let my life be taken over by what is urgent, I might very well never get around to what is essential. ~ Henri Nouwen,
758:Out of the long list of nature’s gifts to man, none is perhaps so utterly essential to human life as soil. ~ Hugh Hammond Bennett,
759:The essential point to grasp is that in dealing with capitalism we are dealing with an evolutionary process ~ Joseph A Schumpeter,
760:The essential truth of life, he was coming to realize, wasn't romantic an took only two words to label: Shit. Happens. ~ J R Ward,
761:The most essential prerequisite to understanding is to be able to admit when you don't understand something ~ Richard Saul Wurman,
762:The purpose of the United Nations should be to protect the essential sovereignty of nations, large and small. ~ Nikita Khrushchev,
763:three essential components: single-task neural networks, multi-task neural networks, and Gaussian process regression. ~ Anonymous,
764:An ethic gone wrong is an essential preliminary to the sweat shop or the concentration camp and the death march. ~ Simon Blackburn,
765:"Dream symbols are the essential message carriers from the instinctive to the rational parts of the human mind . . . " ~ Carl Jung,
766:For the canons of good society are, or should be, the same as the canons of art. Form is absolutely essential to it. ~ Oscar Wilde,
767:Humor is essential to a successful tactician, for the most potent weapons known to mankind are satire and ridicule. ~ Saul Alinsky,
768:it had expanded in a nice, welcoming way, becoming ever rounder and softer without losing its essential shapeliness ~ Tom Perrotta,
769:John Matthew was her well of soul, as the symphaths called it,or her pyrocant, to the vampires. Her essential weakness. ~ J R Ward,
770:Keeping the peace with the particular man in one's life becomes more essential than battling the mass male culture. ~ Susan Faludi,
771:Law is the essential foundation of stability and order both within societies and in international relations. ~ J William Fulbright,
772:Self restraint in speech, food, entertainment and vanity are the most essential fundamental of spiritual growth. ~ Nouman Ali Khan,
773:She suffered from the opposite of "phantom limb" syndrome; something essential appeared to be present, but it was not. ~ Amy Bloom,
774:spirituality is not just important for living a good life; it is actually essential for understanding the human mind. ~ Sam Harris,
775:The power of the Web is in its universality. Access by everyone regardless of disability is an essential aspect. ~ Tim Berners Lee,
776:There are essential and inessential insanities. The later are solar in character, the former are linked to the moon. ~ Tom Robbins,
777:There are some things in life that shouldn't be given so much importance, if they don't change what is essential. ~ Laura Esquivel,
778:They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. ~ Benjamin Franklin,
779:Agreeable society is the first essential in constituting the happiness and of course the value of our existence. ~ Thomas Jefferson,
780:As she observed, “the first essential step on the road to total domination is to kill the juridical person in man. ~ Timothy Snyder,
781:Charm was the luxury of those who still believed in the essential rightness of things. In purity and picket fences. ~ Dennis Lehane,
782:Christopher Ryan and Cacilda Jetha have written the essential corrective to the evolutionary psychology literature. ~ Stanton Peele,
783:Every living thing is both a whole system in and of itself as well as an essential part of other systems. ~ Meredith L Young Sowers,
784:Hamilton saw America’s essential nature being forged in the throes of battle, and that made honest action imperative. ~ Ron Chernow,
785:I didn't like the idea of being foolish, but I learned pretty soon that it was essential to fail and be foolish. ~ Daniel Day Lewis,
786:Imagination must constantly run on a new track or it becomes lifeless. A living imagination is essential to prayer. ~ Calvin Miller,
787:Keeping Christ in view at all times is, by far, the hardest—and the most essential—part of our calling as Christians. ~ Tony Reinke,
788:The essential quality of an animal is that it seeks its own living, whereas a vegetable has its living brought to it ~ Henry Mayhew,
789:The first essential for the child’s development is concentration. The child who concentrates is immensely happy. ~ Maria Montessori,
790:The fun had been so bland, so lightly handled, that its essential quality, its ruthlessness, had not been apparent. ~ Josephine Tey,
791:Those who would give up essential liberty, to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety. ~ Ian Douglas,
792:Truth - more precisely, an accurate understanding of reality - is the essential foundation for producing good outcomes. ~ Ray Dalio,
793:What is essential, therefore, is not that you no longer believe, but that God continues to believe in you. ~ Gabriel Garc a M rquez,
794:What is essential, therefore, is not that you no longer believe, but that God continues to believe in you. ~ Gabriel Garcia Marquez,
795:Year by year we are learning that in this restless, strenuous American life of ours vacations are essential. ~ Ellsworth Huntington,
796:You ask what is the proper limit to a person's wealth? First, having what is essential, and second, having what is enough. ~ Seneca,
797:A genuinely political society, in which discussion and debate are an essential technique, is a society full of risks. ~ Moses Finley,
798:A good moral character is the first essential. It is highly important not only to be learned but to be virtuous. ~ George Washington,
799:Any writer knows that what's left out is as essential, if not more so, than what's there. Unlearning works that way. ~ Lynne Tillman,
800:For cultural invasion to succeed, it is essential that those invaded become convinced of their intrinsic inferiority. ~ Paulo Freire,
801:For there is nothing more essential to the enjoyment of a civilized lunch than to have a lively topic of conversation. ~ Amor Towles,
802:I quitted my Seat in the House of Delegates, from a Conviction that I was no longer able to do any essential Service. ~ George Mason,
803:Life's essential length is only a few pages long, as succinct as a line of verse and as brief as the title of a poem. ~ Kiki Dimoula,
804:Motherhood is an essential, difficult, and full-time job. Women who do not wish to be mothers should not have babies. ~ Edward Abbey,
805:Pornography is the essential sexuality of male power: of hate, of ownership, of hierarchy; of sadism, of dominance. ~ Andrea Dworkin,
806:The art of Good Eating has two essential points: one must eat only when one is hungry, and one must take small bites. ~ Mary MacLane,
807:The Charkha is the symbol of sacrifice, and sacrifice is essential for the establishment of the image of the deity. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
808:Theoretical approaches have their place and are, I suppose, essential but a theory must be tempered with reality. ~ Jawaharlal Nehru,
809:The rare scholars who are nomads-by-choice are essential to the intellectual welfare of the settled disciplines. ~ Benoit Mandelbrot,
810:The two party electoral system performs the essential function of helping to legitimate the existing social order. ~ Michael Parenti,
811:Without exception, the dominance and coherence of culture proved to be an essential quality of the excellent companies. ~ Tom Peters,
812:Yet creating the right environment in which money can be made is essential. I repeat, you can’t do it on your own. It ~ Felix Dennis,
813:essential Christian beliefs are not affected by textual variants in the manuscript tradition of the New Testament. ~ Craig L Blomberg,
814:Feelings are not a side component of a life well lived; they are essential ways we live as a whole, embodied being. ~ Daniel J Siegel,
815:Get a hobby. Hobbies are a steady source of interest, providing two essential ingredients in life: consistency and fun. ~ David Niven,
816:If you are open to receiving the essential nature of life, its intelligence will flow through you like a great river. ~ Bryant McGill,
817:People may be said to resemble the pieces of a puzzle, each unique, yet each essential to bring out a complete picture. ~ Felix Adler,
818:The empowerment of girls and women is an essential tool to preventing the HIV/AIDS emergency from exploding any further ~ Ashley Judd,
819:The essential difference between emotion and reason is that emotion leads to action while reason leads to conclusions. ~ Donald Calne,
820:The most essential characteristic of scientific technique is that it proceeds from experiment, not from tradition. ~ Bertrand Russell,
821:The things that are essential are acquired with little bother; it is the luxuries that call for toil and effort. ~ Seneca the Younger,
822:Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. ~ Walter Isaacson,
823:To love oneself is to love life. It is essential to understand that we make ourselves happy in making others happy. ~ Matthieu Ricard,
824:We will always have war until there is enough of every essential to support all lives everywhere around earth. ~ R Buckminster Fuller,
825:Complete adaptation to environment means death. The essential point in all response is the desire to control environment. ~ John Dewey,
826:Here is my secret. It’s quite simple: One sees clearly only with the heart. Anything essential is invisible to the eyes. ~ Nicola Yoon,
827:How to combine faith with obedience is surely the essential task of the church as it enters the twenty-first century. ~ Dallas Willard,
828:Intelligence, imagination, and knowledge are essential resources, but only effectiveness converts them into results. ~ Peter F Drucker,
829:I really believe that the past is beyond our grasp and what is essential about the past is something unspeakable. ~ Joshua Oppenheimer,
830:is essential to be sure of these facts in order to be able to question oneself subsequently on the primordial question. ~ Albert Camus,
831:It is essential that children who are directly or indirectly affected by domestic violence receive psychological care. ~ Asa Don Brown,
832:[L]iberty is the perfection of civil society; but still authority must be acknowledged essential to its very existence... ~ David Hume,
833:Not only is a good prank harmless, but, like a good story, it reveals an essential truth that would otherwise be hidden. ~ Mac Barnett,
834:The choice of a topic which will bear analysis and support enthusiasm, is essential to the enjoyment of conversation. ~ Agnes Repplier,
835:The essential element of Christian truth is that the risen Christ is not something you mimic but someone you manifest. ~ Leonard Sweet,
836:The point about love, the essential point, was that we loved what we loved. We did not choose. We just loved. ~ Alexander McCall Smith,
837:They that can give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety. ~ Benjamin Franklin,
838:We know screwups are an essential part of making something good. That's why our goal is to screw up as fast as possible. ~ Lee Unkrich,
839:Whatever happened to all of those friends of ours" Lotto wondered. The ones who had seemed so essential had faded away. ~ Lauren Groff,
840:direct experience of life-and-death questions was essential to generating substantial moral opinions about them. Words ~ Paul Kalanithi,
841:Faith in people is an essential quality of an influencer when working with others, yet it is a scarce commodity today. ~ John C Maxwell,
842:He was easy to talk to, and easy not to talk to-equally important qualities in a friend. Essential in a travel companion. ~ Phil Knight,
843:I must return to my freedom which I now realise is something so essential that it makes my love for you seem like death. ~ Iris Murdoch,
844:In assuming any office besides its essential one, the State begins to lose the power of fulfilling its essential one. ~ Herbert Spencer,
845:Isn’t it absolutely essential to keep a fierce Left and a fierce Right, both on their toes and each terrified of the other? ~ C S Lewis,
846:Just because we cannot see clearly te end of the road, that is no reason for not setting out on the essential journey. ~ John F Kennedy,
847:...my house contains every useless thing in the world. it lacks only the one essential, a piece of sky like this one... ~ Marcel Proust,
848:Purification is an essential means towards self-perfection. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, The Perfection of the Mental Being,
849:To be a philosophical sceptic is, in a man of letters, the first and most essential to being a sound, believing Christian. ~ David Hume,
850:We think of prayer as a preparation for work, or a calm after having done work, whereas prayer is the essential work. ~ Oswald Chambers,
851:When you rape, beat, maim, mutilate, burn, bury, and terrorize women, you destroy the essential life energy on the planet. ~ Eve Ensler,
852:Yet it is the one essential, vital quality for those who seek to change a world which yields most painfully to change. ~ Robert Kennedy,
853:A balance of giving and receiving is essential to keeping your energy, mood and motivation at a consistently high level. ~ Doreen Virtue,
854:A diplomatic peace is not yet the real peace. It is an essential step in the peace process leading towards a real peace. ~ Yitzhak Rabin,
855:A free and open Internet should not have to be weighed down by legal challenges - its dynamism is essential to our economy. ~ Anna Eshoo,
856:Art attempts to find in the universe, in matter as well as in the facts of life, what is fundamental, enduring, essential. ~ Saul Bellow,
857:Eating was an essential, sensual and communal activity requiring nothing more than taste buds and an open mind. ~ Hannah Mary Rothschild,
858:Gathering every item in one place is essential to this process because it gives you an accurate grasp of how much you have. ~ Marie Kond,
859:Hard work is critical, a good team is essential, brains and determination are invaluable, but luck may decide the outcome. ~ Phil Knight,
860:Love is so painful,how could you ever wish it on anybody?And love is so essential,how could you ever stand in it's way? ~ David Levithan,
861:Prayer is the supreme activity of all that is noblest in our personality, and the essential nature of prayer is faith. ~ Oswald Chambers,
862:Rising carbon price is essential to 'decarbonize' the economy - to remove the nation towards the era beyond fossil fuels. ~ James Hansen,
863:She was an object lesson on the essential luck, whatever hardships may come their way, of those born able to make things. ~ Diana Athill,
864:The essential is to excite the spectators. If that means playing Hamlet on a flying trapeze or in an aquarium, you do it. ~ Orson Welles,
865:Things on the essential list: vodka, Nine Inch Nails, a steady supply of mortal men, and an all-purpose bitchy attitude. ~ Richelle Mead,
866:Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety. ~ Benjamin Franklin,
867:To make an epoch in the world, two conditions are manifestly essential-a good head and a great inheritance. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,
868:Whole Foods smells like the hippie I dated before Daniela—a tincture of fresh produce, ground coffee, and essential oils. ~ Blake Crouch,
869:Always leave the other guys believing they had negotiated the better deal. And let them feel their support was essential. ~ Bev Pettersen,
870:Diversity is essential to happiness and in Utopia there is hardly any. This is a defect in all planned social systems. ~ Bertrand Russell,
871:Do you fear to lose me? Have I become so essential to you that you will treasure me always and never take me for granted? ~ Cameron Dokey,
872:Humans who are born with the essential spark are born to experience or perform something wonderful, something amazing. ~ Charlaine Harris,
873:It is evident that economics establishes an alienated form of social intercourse as the essential, original and natural form. ~ Anonymous,
874:Knowledge without wisdom is adequate for the powerful, but wisdom is essential to the survival of the subordinate ~ Patricia Hill Collins,
875:My father [Erwin Rommel] believed that [Adolf] Hitler has a gift of touching the important points, the essential points. ~ Manfred Rommel,
876:Nothing short of self-respect and that justice which is essential to a national character ought to involve us in war. ~ George Washington,
877:The essential self is fixed well before the thirteenth birthday. It may be influenced by experience but it is seldom changed. ~ P D James,
878:The essential thing is the formation of the political will of the nation: that is the starting point for political action. ~ Adolf Hitler,
879:The world belongs to the unfeeling. The essential condition for being a practical man is the absence of any sensitivity ~ Fernando Pessoa,
880:Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety. ~ Benjamin Franklin,
881:Until we recognize the essential role of biology, our attempts to truly unify the universe will remain a train to nowhere. ~ Robert Lanza,
882:What is essential in the life of a man of my kind is what he thinks and how he thinks, and not what he does or suffers. ~ Albert Einstein,
883:what was the point of giving your life to someone if they didn’t feel essential to you, if they didn’t feel part of you? ~ Suzanne Wright,
884:You have to deeply understand the essence of a product in order to be able to get rid of the parts that are not essential. ~ Jonathan Ive,
885:An essential element of being a writer is learning whom to listen to and whom to ignore where your work is concerned. Every ~ Ann Patchett,
886:As a traveler, I've often found that the more a culture differs from my own, the more I am struck by its essential humanity. ~ Rick Steves,
887:I live in L.A., so layers are essential to my wardrobe. I like slim silhouettes, typically, and I love good tailoring. ~ Michelle Monaghan,
888:In displaying the psychology of your characters, minute particulars are essential. God save us from vague generalizations! ~ Anton Chekhov,
889:Love is so painful, how could you ever wish it on anybody? And love is so essential, how could you ever stand in its way? ~ David Levithan,
890:Remember, you are spiritually recharged during sleep, and adequate sleep is essential to produce joy and vitality in life. ~ Joseph Murphy,
891:The practise of an art is essential to the whole man, not because of what art is but because of what art does to the artist. ~ John Fowles,
892:Any religion is forever in danger of petrifaction into mere ritual and habit, though ritual and habit be essential to religion. ~ T S Eliot,
893:Every psychological extreme secretly contains its own opposite or stands in some sort of intimate and essential relation to it. ~ Carl Jung,
894:Facts have been buried to make way for feelings; a society of essential oils and self-esteem has replaced a society of logic. ~ Ben Shapiro,
895:Here is my secret. It is very simple: one sees well only with the heart. The essential is invisible to the eyes. ~ Antoine de Saint Exupery,
896:He was easy to talk to, and easy not to talk to—equally important qualities in a friend. Essential in a travel companion. But ~ Phil Knight,
897:I can't think of anyone I admire who isn't fuelled by self-doubt. It's an essential ingredient. It's the grit in the oyster. ~ Richard Eyre,
898:It seems essential, in relationships and all tasks, that we concentrate only on what is most significant and important. ~ Soren Kierkegaard,
899:Love is who we are, and when we deviate from that love we're deviating from our ultimate, essential, eternal reality. ~ Marianne Williamson,
900:My aim is to create a happy society with genuine friendship. Friendship between Tibetan and Chinese peoples is very essential. ~ Dalai Lama,
901:The cultures we can look at had already grasped the essential unity of nature. No board of gods can survive that knowledge. ~ Jack McDevitt,
902:We live in the kind of world where courage is the most essential of virtues; without courage, the other virtues are useless. ~ Edward Abbey,
903:You wear reckless like French women wear lipstick. Subtle some days, read hot on other, but always, always, always essential. ~ Tracy Wolff,
904:A certain ruthlessness and a sense of alienation from society is as essential to creative writing as it is to armed robbery. ~ Nelson Algren,
905:American individualism, much celebrated and cherished, has developed without its essential corrective, which is belonging. ~ Wallace Stegner,
906:But sitting out tests that have proven essential in lifting the achievement of at-risk students is shortsighted, if not selfish. ~ Anonymous,
907:By stripping down an image to its essential "meaning", an artist can amplify that meaning in a way that realistic art can't. ~ Scott McCloud,
908:I expect that essential oils may some day prove a vital weapon in the fight against strains of antibiotic-resi stant bacteria. ~ Andrew Weil,
909:If religion has given birth to all that is essential in society, it is because the idea of society is the soul of religion. ~ Emile Durkheim,
910:It is essential that the foreign forces who have invaded and occupy large parts of the Congo halt their offensive action ~ Richard Holbrooke,
911:Many traders ride an emotional roller coaster and miss the essential element of winning: the management of their emotions. ~ Alexander Elder,
912:Nothing is more essential in the treatment of serious disease than the liberation of the patient from panic and foreboding. ~ Norman Cousins,
913:Part of our essential humanity is paying respect to what God gave us and what will be here a long time after we're gone. ~ William J Clinton,
914:Socialist democracy is not a luxury but an absolute, essential necessity for overthrowing capitalism and building socialism. ~ Ernest Mandel,
915:So one of the ways to maintain a certain sense of self is to remain somewhat linked to essential traditionalism. This ~ Malidoma Patrice Som,
916:That deed which in our guilt we today call weakness, will appear tomorrow as an essential link in the complete chain of Man. ~ Khalil Gibran,
917:The feeling of being valuable—“I am a valuable person”—is essential to mental health and is a cornerstone of self-discipline. ~ M Scott Peck,
918:The wisdom of all religions has to be respected. The discoveries of science are also essential for our time and the future. ~ Thomas Keating,
919:Thus no other object on earth is as valuable as the Bible, for nothing else can provide anything as essential or eternal. ~ Donald S Whitney,
920:Time in nature is not leisure time; it's an essential investment in our chidlren's health (and also, by the way, in our own). ~ Richard Louv,
921:We have to make sure that women's issues are an essential element on the agendas of all heads of state, all governments. ~ Michelle Bachelet,
922:Whole Foods smells like the hippie I dated before Daniela—a tincture of fresh produce, ground coffee, and essential oils. The ~ Blake Crouch,
923:You have to deeply understand the essence of a product in order to be able to get rid of the parts that are not essential. ~ Walter Isaacson,
924:You need, as a historian, essential triangulation from your subject and the only way you get that triangulation is through time. ~ Ken Burns,
925:As certain ruthlessness and a sense of alienation from society is as essential to creative writing as it is to armed robbery. ~ Nelson Algren,
926:Being born as a human being, it is essential to realize God. All worldly education is futile to cross the ocean of samsara. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
927:Building a good relationship with ourselves is essential for inner fulfilment, especially when we run into a large reality gap. ~ Russ Harris,
928:Here is my secret. It is very simple: one only sees clearly with the heart. What is essential is invisible to the eye.’ It’s ~ Melanie Harlow,
929:If someone is confronting our essential liberties, if someone is inflicting injuries and harm, by God I'll confront them! ~ Margaret Thatcher,
930:I think it's essential to make new music now, and to try and make epic records now, and not rely on what happened in the past. ~ Jason Pierce,
931:Love is a very ancient force, which served its purpose in its day but no longer is essential for the survival of the species. ~ Frank Herbert,
932:Man owes his success to his creativity. No one doubts the need for it. It is most useful in good times and essential in bad. ~ Edward de Bono,
933:No matter how confused or deluded we may be at the moment, the underlying and essential nature of our being is clear and pure ~ Thubten Yeshe,
934:One of the essential requirements for true spiritual growth and deep personal transformation is coming to peace with pain. ~ Michael A Singer,
935:The essential difference between the unhappy, neurotic type person and him of great joy is the difference between get and give. ~ Erich Fromm,
936:The essential elements of singing are voice, musicianship, and story. It is the rare artist that has all three in abundance. ~ Linda Ronstadt,
937:The essential is to think that anything you are doing has to become the occasion for slashing. You must examine this well. ~ Miyamoto Musashi,
938:The world belongs to those who don’t feel. The essential condition for being a practical man is the absence of sensibility. ~ Fernando Pessoa,
939:Those that we love, those essential beings, are removed from us at the will of the Almighty, or the devils that usurp them. ~ Sebastian Barry,
940:What is termed Sin is an essential element of progress. Without it the world would stagnate, or grow old, or become colourless. ~ Oscar Wilde,
941:And as we shall see in forthcoming chapters, purpose and love are essential ingredients in all Blue Zone recipes for longevity. ~ Dan Buettner,
942:Continual, persistent, incessant prayer is an essential part of Christian living, and it flows out of dependence on God. ~ John F MacArthur Jr,
943:Drive, ego and cocksureness are all essential elements in terms of getting exactly what you want but losing everything you've got. ~ Dane Cook,
944:Grown-ups love figures. When you talk to them about a new friend, they never ask questions about essential matters. ~ Antoine de Saint Exup ry,
945:I am a firm believer in the importance of democracy, not only as the ultimate goal, but also as an essential part of the process. ~ Dalai Lama,
946:It is our task-our essential, central, crucial task-to transform ourselves from mere social creatures into community creatures. ~ M Scott Peck,
947:Revolution as an ideal concept always preserves the essential content of the original thought: sudden and lasting betterment. ~ Johan Huizinga,
948:Six essential qualities that are the key to success: Sincerity, personal integrity, humility, courtesy, wisdom, charity. ~ William C Menninger,
949:Spiritual reading is a regular, essential part of the life of prayer, and particularly is it the support of adoring prayer. ~ Evelyn Underhill,
950:The essential is to think that anything you are doing has to become the occasion for slashing. You must examine this well. ~ Miyamoto Musashi,
951:The essential quality of life is living' the essential quality of living is change; change is evolution; and we are part of it. ~ John Wyndham,
952:The home is the basis of a righteous life and no other instrumentality can take its place nor fulfill its essential functions. ~ David O McKay,
953:The stillness of prayer is the most essential condition for fruitful action. Before all else, the disciple kneels down. ~ Gianna Beretta Molla,
954:This is an essential element of the business of being a man: to flood everyone around you in a great radiant arc of bullshit, ~ Michael Chabon,
955:You have a name, a past, a life situation, a future. But in one essential respect, you are not the same person you were before ~ Eckhart Tolle,
956:Clay, they discovered, has two basic properties essential to life: the capacity to store and the ability to transfer energy. ~ Zecharia Sitchin,
957:I contend that not only can you laugh at adversity, but it is essential to do so if you are to deal with setbacks without defeat. ~ Allen Klein,
958:questioning how we work—which behaviors are productive and which are destructive—is an essential part of the creative process. ~ Jocelyn K Glei,
959:The essential trait in the moral consciousness, is the control of some feeling or feelings by some other feeling or feelings. ~ Herbert Spencer,
960:The feeling of being valuable - 'I am a valuable person'- is essential to mental health and is a cornerstone of self-discipline. ~ M Scott Peck,
961:This
is another to be added to the many proofs that verisimilitude is not
in the least an essential element of verity. ~ George MacDonald,
962:Tolerance is the one essential ingredient ... You can take it from me that the Queen has the quality of tolerance in abundance. ~ Prince Philip,
963:We've imposed a hiring freeze on non-essential federal workers. We've imposed a temporary moratorium on new federal regulations. ~ Donald Trump,
964:You start like a white blanket and you have to preserve that, and each year that you live chips away at your essential value. ~ Molly Crabapple,
965:8. Errors are essential, and there is no right way to move, only better ways. Feldenkrais didn’t correct errors or “fix” people. ~ Norman Doidge,
966:All professions, all work, all activity in the human world finds its essential meaning in the context of a people's cosmic story. ~ Brian Swimme,
967:Consciousness in the strictest sense is present … in a being whom his species, his essential nature, is an object of thought. ~ Ludwig Feuerbach,
968:Formal learning can teach you a great deal, but many of the essential skills in life are the ones you have to develop on your own. ~ Lee Iacocca,
969:Getting regular restful sleep is an essential key to staying healthy and vital, yet it is so often neglected or underemphasized. ~ Deepak Chopra,
970:I believe we're going to find that respect and affection are essential to all relationships working and contempt destroys them. ~ John M Gottman,
971:If Jefferson provided the essential poetry of American political discourse, Hamilton established the prose of American statecraft. ~ Ron Chernow,
972:I honestly don’t know whether I am describing something essential about the way we know God or merely my own weakness of mind. ~ Christian Wiman,
973:In a world where change is inevitable and continuous, the need to achieve that change without violence is essential for survival. ~ Andrew Young,
974:Please make a list of every possession you consider essential to your life.

I take a deep breath and pick up my pen. ~ J P Delaney,
975:It is essential to a politician that he should have his firmest friends among the fools, or his climbing days will soon be over. ~ Richard Marsh,
976:It's essential you create a fiery will from within--harness that power of decisiveness--and choose to be your strongest self. ~ Karen Salmansohn,
977:Its not healthy to be thinking all the time. Thinking is intended for acquiring knowledge or applying it. It is not essential living ~ Anonymous,
978:One of the essential tasks in industry analysis is to distinguish temporary or cyclical changes from structural changes. P.29 ~ Michael E Porter,
979:The feeling of being valuable – ‘I am a valuable person’ – is essential to mental health and is a cornerstone of self-discipline. ~ M Scott Peck,
980:The heart was the most senseless organ there was—yet the most essential. No wonder people were doomed to be fools from the beginning. ~ Lucy Tan,
981:The real "opium of the people", distracting men's minds from their essential task, is the communist myth of an earthly paradise. ~ Jean Danielou,
982:The rights essential to happiness. . . . We claim them from a higher source - from the King of kings and Lord of all the earth. ~ John Dickinson,
983:This biography is essential reading.” —The New York Times, Holiday Gift Guide “A superbly told story of a superbly lived life. ~ Walter Isaacson,
984:To free one’s self from preconceived notions, prejudices, and conditioned responses is essential to understanding truth and reality. ~ Bruce Lee,
985:Writing poetry is about learning to pare down the poem to the most essential words. Every word used has to be crucial to the poem. ~ Harley King,
986:Curiosity is essential for progress. Only when we look to worlds beyond our own can we really know if there's room for improvement. ~ Simon Sinek,
987:Hope is essential to any political struggle for radical change when the overall social climate promotes disillusionment and despair. ~ Bell Hooks,
988:Hope is essential to any political struggle for radical change when the overall social climate promotes disillusionment and despair. ~ bell hooks,
989:I came to the conclusion that bringing Humans to earth with an intact ability to LOVE is essential if we are to survive as a species. ~ Robin Lim,
990:In the final analysis, we count for something only because of the essential that we embody. If we do not embody that, life is wasted. ~ Carl Jung,
991:It is essential for the good of criticism that both the critic and the public face the fact that a review is not the voice of God. ~ Judith Crist,
992:Our existing trends inspire new thinking at the fringe, which is why it is essential that you always return back to where you started. ~ Amy Webb,
993:Peace may be hard to achieve, but is possible with small yet essential steps that are guided by courage and sufficient commitment. ~ Widad Akreyi,
994:Power is the ability to take one's place in whatever discourse is essential to action and the right to have one's part matter. ~ Carolyn Heilbrun,
995:Showing up is essential. Showing up consistently is powerful. Showing up consistently with a positive outlook is even more powerful. ~ Jeff Olson,
996:The love that family members share is essential, and it’s so important to highlight it no matter what else might be happening. ~ Lizzie Vel squez,
997:The path is focus. The power of focus is absolutely essential. To stop all thoughts, you have to have tremendous power of focus. ~ Frederick Lenz,
998:The thing that I champion is sustainability. My terror is that suddenly we see it as a luxury, not an essential. That's a danger. ~ Kevin McCloud,
999:This tension-the idea that there is a right way to be a woman, a right way to be the most essential woman- is ongoing and pervasive. ~ Roxane Gay,
1000:We Americans are trained to think big, talk big, act big, love big, admire bigness but then the essential mystery is in the small. ~ Jim Harrison,
1001:Clive Bell said, “The essential characteristic of a highly civilized society is not that it is creative but that it is appreciative. ~ Eric Weiner,
1002:Here's my secret. It's quite simple: One sees clearly only with the heart. Anything essential is invisible to the eyes. ~ Antoine de Saint Exup ry,
1003:I also learned an essential truth: When you have no real power, go public—really public. The public is where the real power is. ~ Elizabeth Warren,
1004:I don't think you fully appreciate the importance of Illusion in life, the Essential Nature of Lies and Deception of the body politic. ~ H G Wells,
1005:I know no other way to associate with great tasks than as play: as a sign of greatness, this is an essential presupposition. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
1006:I'm not really keen on men wearing perfumes. It's just a bit wrong! I don't find it sexy. I prefer essential oils - patchouli is nice. ~ Eva Green,
1007:It is difficult to remain an emperor in presence of a physician, and difficult even to keep one's essential quality as man. ~ Marguerite Yourcenar,
1008:Knowing the future is difficult, controlling the future is impossible. Knowing today is essential; controlling today is possible. ~ John C Maxwell,
1009:Meditating everyday is essential. If you meditate every day and learn to control and stop your thoughts, you will become psychic. ~ Frederick Lenz,
1010:More essential than working on attitudes and behaviors is examining the paradigms out of which those attitudes and behaviors flow. ~ Stephen Covey,
1011:A duration is a concrete slab of nature limited by simultaneity which is an essential factor disclosed in sense-awareness. ~ Alfred North Whitehead,
1012:An essential component of our education is to learn from our mistakes—and if we don’t make mistakes, sometimes we may not learn at all. ~ Guy Spier,
1013:At least for me personally, drugs aren't an essential part of having a surreal experience, or what you might call a higher experience. ~ Panda Bear,
1014:Both these people illustrate the essential point that happiness is determined more by one’s state of mind than by external events. ~ Dalai Lama XIV,
1015:Cleanliness is not next to godliness nowadays, for cleanliness is made an essential and godliness is regarded as an offence. ~ Gilbert K Chesterton,
1016:Design—that is, utility enhanced by significance—has become an essential aptitude for personal fulfillment and professional success ~ Daniel H Pink,
1017:For all right judgment of any man or things it is useful, nay, essential, to see his good qualities before pronouncing on his bad. ~ Thomas Carlyle,
1018:Here is my secret. It’s quite simple: One sees clearly only with the heart. Anything essential is invisible to the eyes. ~ Antoine de Saint Exup ry,
1019:I conceive the essential task of religion to be "to develop the consciences, the ideals, and the aspirations of mankind". ~ Robert Andrews Millikan,
1020:If you don't love yourself it's tough to love anything about your life. Appreciating who you are is essential to your happiness. ~ Karen Salmansohn,
1021:In all unimportant matters, style, not sincerity, is the essential. In all important matters, style, not sincerity, is the essential. ~ Oscar Wilde,
1022:It is with the heart that one sees rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye. ANTOINE DE SAINT-EXUPÉRY, The Little Prince ~ Daniel Goleman,
1023:It's essential for a president to show strength from the very beginning, to make it very clear what is acceptable and not acceptable. ~ Mitt Romney,
1024:I've come to realize that protecting freedom of choice in our everyday lives is essential to maintaining a healthy civil society. ~ George McGovern,
1025:Leaders exhibit two essential characteristics, the willingness to confront adversity and a clearly articulated future preference. ~ Martin O Malley,
1026:Learning to look at each second as if it were the first and only second in the universe is essential in vipassana meditation. ~ Henepola Gunaratana,
1027:Lies are essential to humanity. They are perhaps as important as the pursuit of pleasure and moreover are dictated by that pursuit. ~ Marcel Proust,
1028:Maintaining an open mind is essential when exploring the unknown, but allowing one's brains to fall out in the process is inadvisable. ~ Dean Radin,
1029:Tertullian said of Christian belief that it was true because it was impossible. Perhaps love is essential because it's unnecessary. ~ Julian Barnes,
1030:There`s a long conversation we`re going to have about how to enforce immigration laws. But physically securing the border is essential. ~ Paul Ryan,
1031:What does this mean?” “‘What is essential is invisible to the eye.’ It’s a quote from The Little Prince. It was my mom’s favorite book. ~ Mia Asher,
1032:When men are once trained, it is essential that their leader leave them, for without his absence they cannot develop themselves ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1033:You can't just tell actors, especially young ones, to 'act happy' and expect them to do it. They must in some essential way be happy. ~ Roger Ebert,
1034:Artillery is more essential to cavalry than to infantry, because cavalry has no fire for its defence, but depends on the sabre. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte,
1035:Freedom of speech and of the press are essential to the enlightenment of a free people and in restraining those who wield power. ~ Felix Frankfurter,
1036:Having the answers is not essential to living. What is essential is the sense of God's presence during dark seasons of questioning. ~ Ravi Zacharias,
1037:Here is my secret. It’s quite simple: One seee clearly only with the heart. Any thing essential is invisible to the eyes. ~ Antoine de Saint Exup ry,
1038:Poetry is one of the essential structures of civilization - carrying myth, ritual, 'tales of the tribe' and the essence of language. ~ Diane Wakoski,
1039:The creative imagination is the essential element of a true scientist, and fairy tales are the childhood stimulus to this quality. ~ Albert Einstein,
1040:The essential thing to know about the Dip is that it’s there. Knowing that you’re facing a Dip is the first step in getting through it. ~ Seth Godin,
1041:The five essential entrepreneurial skills for success are concentration, discrimination, organization, innovation and communication. ~ Harold Geneen,
1042:The MacGuffin is that thing which is most important to us - that most essential thing. The audience will supply it, each member for himself. ~ David,
1043:The runner's greatest asset, apart from essential fitness of body, is a cool and calculating brain allied to confidence and courage. ~ Franz Stampfl,
1044:The truth seems . . . to be that in the ultimate and essential problem the economic factor is relatively superficial and unimportant. ~ Frank Knight,
1045:Tunner’s presence created a situation, however slight, which kept him from entering into the reflective state he considered essential. ~ Paul Bowles,
1046:When asked what qualities were essential for the success of a navy chaplain, he replied with four G's: "Grace, gumption, grit, and guts. ~ Anonymous,
1047:You are not merely the physical body that you identify with out of habit. Your essential state is a field of infinite possibilities. ~ Deepak Chopra,
1048:As a young woman I, Frances, did not have Serena's appetite for work. I never quite accepted employment as an essential part in my life. ~ Fay Weldon,
1049:be still, and know that I am God. However, this timeless truth is essential for the well-being of your soul. As dew refreshes grass and ~ Sarah Young,
1050:even when rising from sleep, his mind was clear and focused, able to pick up on the essential points and make a concise judgment. ~ Michael Chatfield,
1051:I forget that he is another person; instead it feels like he is another part of me, just as essential as a heart or an eye or an arm. ~ Veronica Roth,
1052:In modern physics, the universe is experienced as a dynamic inseparable whole which always includes the observer in an essential way. ~ Fritjof Capra,
1053:It is not healthy to be thinking all the time. Thinking is intended for acquiring knowledge or applying it. It is not essential living. ~ Ernest Wood,
1054:One of the chief motives of artistic creation is certainly the need of feeling that we are essential in relationship to the world. ~ Jean Paul Sartre,
1055:One of the most essential yet the hardest truths that I have had to learn is that every person should be his own hardest task-master. ~ Napoleon Hill,
1056:The essential thing is to recognize that consciousness is a biological process like digestion, lactation, photosynthesis, or mitosis”; ~ Ray Kurzweil,
1057:The essential thing is to run period!
And to do it for a long time and consistently and then everything will take care of itself. ~ Bernd Heinrich,
1058:The pain of losing my child was a cleansing experience. I had to throw overboard all excess baggage and keep only what is essential. ~ Isabel Allende,
1059:There are no wise few. Every aristocracy that has ever existed has behaved, in all essential points, exactly like a small mob. ~ Gilbert K Chesterton,
1060:The Sufis are unanimous that a Guide (Sheikh) is absolutely essential, though never available on demand: 'the Sufis are not merchants'. ~ Idries Shah,
1061:Today - wealthier, more powerful and more able than ever before in our history - our Nation can declare another essential freedom. ~ Lyndon B Johnson,
1062:What is essential is not the answer but the questions; the answers indeed are the death of the life that is in the questions. ~ Reginald Horace Blyth,
1063:Any society that would give up essential liberty to obtain a little security will deserve neither and lose both."
Ben Franklin ~ Benjamin Franklin,
1064:Conciseness in art is essential and a refinement. The concise man makes one think; the verbose bores. Always work towards conciseness. ~ Edouard Manet,
1065:Consciousness in the strictest sense is present only in a being to whom his species, his essential nature, is an object of thought. ~ Ludwig Feuerbach,
1066:Copernicanism and other essential ingredients of modern science survived only because reason was frequently overruled in their past. ~ Paul Feyerabend,
1067:It is my deliberate opinion that the one essential requisite of human welfare in all ways is scientific knowledge of human nature. ~ Harriet Martineau,
1068:One of the essential requirements for
true spiritual growth and deep personal
transformation is coming to peace with
pain. ~ Michael A Singer,
1069:Paying attention to the present moment without letting your thoughts and ideas about the past and the future get in the way is essential. ~ Ed Catmull,
1070:Reading-not occasionally, not only on vacation but everyday-gives me nourishment and enlarges my life in mysterious and essential ways. ~ Mona Simpson,
1071:The experience of defeat, or more particularly the manner in which a leader reacts to it, is an essential part of what makes a winner. ~ Alex Ferguson,
1072:The greatest discovery in life is to discover that our essential nature does not share the limits nor the destiny of the body and mind. ~ Rupert Spira,
1073:The great task of life is transmission: the task of transmitting the essential tools and graces of life from our parents to our children ~ George Will,
1074:The painter must always seek the essence of things, always represent the essential characteristics and emotions of the person he is painting. ~ Titian,
1075:The virtue of the imagination is its reaching, by intuition and intensity, a more essential truth than is seen at the surface of things. ~ John Ruskin,
1076:The widest spirituality does not exclude or discourage any essential human activity or faculty. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Human Cycle, Reason and Religion,
1077:When we blend courage and compassion, assertiveness and gentleness, our essential strength and kindness support us in being where we are. ~ A H Almaas,
1078:You said that “the South has long since been transformed by civil rights and air conditioning”. You forgot the third essential: bug spray. ~ Anonymous,
1079:All painting - the painting of the past as well as of the present - shows us that its essential plastic means were only line and color. ~ Piet Mondrian,
1080:An infantryman can fight only if somebody else delivers him to his zone; in a way I suppose pilots are just as essential as we are. ~ Robert A Heinlein,
1081:Being successful as a creative person is a crapshoot, but it's essential if you feel drawn to being creative that you express it. ~ Kelly Carlin McCall,
1082:... coding and technical chops are now an essential part of being a great marketer. Growth hackers are a hybrid of marketer and coder... ~ Ryan Holiday,
1083:How we carry what has gone wrong for us is essential to being at home in ourselves, and present to the world with all of its failings. ~ Krista Tippett,
1084:I know that everything essential and great originated from the fact that the human being had a homeland and was rooted in tradition. ~ Martin Heidegger,
1085:Primal Essential Movements—four of the most simple and effective exercises ever known to humankind: pushups, pullups, squats, and planks. ~ Mark Sisson,
1086:The profound meaning of music's essential aim... is to produce a communion, a union of man with his fellow man with the Supreme Being ~ Igor Stravinsky,
1087:There has never been a protracted war from which a country has benefited . . . What is essential in war is victory, not prolonged operations. ~ Sun Tzu,
1088:the study of diversity is essential for understanding how and why America became what Walt Whitman called a “teeming nation of nations. ~ Ronald Takaki,
1089:True siblings are bound together by far more essential things than blood, while more times than many blood isn't thicker than water. ~ Constantina Maud,
1090:Whether or not the person I think of as me undergoes any essential changes, the earth never stops circling the sun at it's old speed. ~ Haruki Murakami,
1091:A man without God is not like a cake without raisins; he is like a cake without the flour and milk; he lacks the essential ingredients. ~ Fulton J Sheen,
1092:But the fact of the matter is that everyone has an explicit or implicit set of ideas and beliefs as to the essential nature of the world. ~ M Scott Peck,
1093:Creating a strong business and building a better world are not conflicting goals - they are both essential ingredients for long-term success ~ Bill Ford,
1094:Historians are to nationalism what poppy-growers in Pakistan are to heroin-addicts: we supply the essential raw material for the market. ~ Eric Hobsbawm,
1095:I believed then as I do now, in the goodness of the published word: it seemed to contain an essential goodness, like the smell of leaf mold. ~ E B White,
1096:I do not think there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance,” wrote John D. Rockefeller. ~ Sean Patrick,
1097:it is very easy to be blinded to the essential uselessness of them by the sense of achievement you get from getting them to work at all. ~ Douglas Adams,
1098:It's amazing how close you are to your essential self as a kid, he thought, and how far from it you drift the more you strive to be loved. ~ Nina George,
1099:Learning to create is essential, necessary, vital & fundamental. It is the centrepiece in which you create the life that you really want ~ John Whitmore,
1100:The essential element in personal magnetism is a consuming sincerity - an overwhelming faith in the importance of the work one has to do. ~ Bruce Barton,
1101:The power of verse is derived from an indefinable harmony between what it says and what it is. Indefinable is essential to the definition. ~ Paul Val ry,
1102:There's an essential order you have to follow in everything. It's a way of showing respect, following everything in the correct order. ~ Haruki Murakami,
1103:We cannot hope to win the ideological battle against Islam without criticism of Islam, it is essential that we continue to criticize Islam. ~ Ibn Warraq,
1104:As one matures, a greater tolerance of ambiguity is essential both for growth and as a measure of respect for the autonomy of the mystery. ~ James Hollis,
1105:BELLADONNA, n. In Italian a beautiful lady; in English a deadly poison. A striking example of the essential identity of the two tongues. ~ Ambrose Bierce,
1106:Do not think me fussy when I specify tidiness. It is essential... In printing, remember that cleanliness and order wait upon success. ~ Walter J Phillips,
1107:equaled. If Jefferson provided the essential poetry of American political discourse, Hamilton established the prose of American statecraft. ~ Ron Chernow,
1108:Here is my secret. It's quite simple:
One sees clearly only with the heart.
Anything essential is invisible to the eyes. ~ Antoine de Saint Exup ry,
1109:Humble prayer to our Heavenly Father, in deep faith in Jesus Christ, is essential to qualify us for the companionship of the Holy Ghost. ~ Henry B Eyring,
1110:I believe that the most essential element of our defense of freedom is our insistence on speaking out for the cause of religious liberty. ~ Ronald Reagan,
1111:In a world where we’re constantly being reassured that it’s what’s on the inside that counts, it’s essential to understand that’s bullshit. ~ The Betches,
1112:In life, some failures are essential. Repeated success makes a person arrogant, whereas occasional failures are essential to become mature. ~ Sudha Murty,
1113:It is an essential part of the scientific enterprise to admit ignorance, even to exult in ignorance as a challenge to future conquests. ~ Richard Dawkins,
1114:It is essential that we understand people for who they are as individuals and not the public perception of them or their family and past. ~ Clement Freud,
1115:I used to try and concentrate the poem so much that there wasn't a word that wasn't essential. This leads to becoming boring and constipated. ~ W H Auden,
1116:Liberty is the essential precondition for achieving virtue... In order to exercise virtue, we need to have the ability to choose freely. ~ Dinesh D Souza,
1117:Plato feels that ethical abstinences and austerities are essential preconditions for the cleansing and opening of the eye of the soul. ~ Thomas McEvilley,
1118:Riding across Nebraska in a covered wagon was a monthlong immersion therapy in kindness, a reminder of the essential decency of my country. ~ Rinker Buck,
1119:The essential challenge is to transform the isolation and self-interest within our communities into connectedness and caring for the whole. ~ Peter Block,
1120:Belladonna, n.: In Italian a beautiful lady; in English a deadly poison. A striking example of the essential identity of the two tongues. ~ Ambrose Bierce,
1121:Effective tidying involves only two essential actions: discarding and deciding where to store things. Of the two, discarding must come first. ~ Marie Kond,
1122:Everyone has problems, and learning to share them is essential. Hiding pain requires an enormous amount of energy; sharing it is liberating. ~ Carly Simon,
1123:Everything is going badly because at this moment the morbid conscience has an essential interest in not recovering from its own sickness. ~ Antonin Artaud,
1124:Good strategy and good organization lie in specializing on the right activities and imposing only the essential amount of coordination. ~ Richard P Rumelt,
1125:Here is my secret. It's quite simple:
One sees clearly only with the heart.
Anything essential is invisible to the eyes. ~ Antoine de Saint Exup ry,
1126:I had to test your courage,” the stranger said. “Courage is the quality most essential to understanding the Language of the World.” The boy ~ Paulo Coelho,
1127:In all things purely social we can be as separate as the five fingers, and yet one as the hand in all things essential to mutual progress. ~ W E B Du Bois,
1128:It is essential that all Americans take the time to honor and remember those individuals who gave their lives in defense of our liberty. ~ Charles Schumer,
1129:Parents: so essential, yet sometimes like
something you've stepped in and cannot get off your shoe. What else is there but to love them? ~ Jeffrey Ford,
1130:The desire for transcendence is intimately connected with the desire for creativity. It is just as essential to who and what we are. ~ Marianne Williamson,
1131:There is nothing more dangerous, nothing more powerful, nothing more necessary and essential for survival than the lies we tell ourselves. ~ Megan Miranda,
1132:To Calbernans, love and happiness were not simply emotions. They were as essential as air and water. A Calbernan could not live without them. ~ C L Wilson,
1133:And maybe some people are like collages - no matter how broken or useless we felt, we were an essential part of the whole. We mattered. ~ Heather Demetrios,
1134:[Heresy is] the dislocation of a complete and self-supporting scheme by the introduction of a novel denial of some essential part therein. ~ Hilaire Belloc,
1135:He warned that those “who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. ~ James MacGregor Burns,
1136:Self-awareness, then, represents an essential focus, one that attunes us to the subtle murmurs within that can help guide our way through life. ~ Anonymous,
1137:The future is not a gift: it is an achievement. Every generation helps make its own future. This is the essential challenge of the present ~ Robert Kennedy,
1138:The notion that the staging of the play Harry Potter should be raw magic and street theater rather than high-tech theater, was essential. ~ Colin Callender,
1139:This view, as a rounded whole and in all its essential elements, has very recently disappeared from science. It died a royal death with Agassiz. ~ Asa Gray,
1140:To me, Hillary [Clinton] looks alright. She looks like the kind of woman I admire. She doesn't seem to have distorted her essential nature. ~ Hilary Mantel,
1141:Understanding strengths and weaknesses is very essential in setting forth a clean administration and for sustainable and lasting solutions. ~ Narendra Modi,
1142:We are members of a vast cosmic orchestra, in which each living instrument is essential to the complementary and harmonious playing of the whole. ~ J Boone,
1143:Women's history is women's right-an essential, indispensable heritage from which we can draw pride, comfort, courage, and long range vision. ~ Gerda Lerner,
1144:allies are essential; that commitments are so sacred that by nature they should be rare; and that grandstanding rarely gets anything done. ~ Alice Schroeder,
1145:Be grateful even for hardship, setbacks, and bad people. Dealing with such obstacles is an essential part of training in the Art of Peace. ~ Morihei Ueshiba,
1146:Creating in all employees the awareness that their best efforts are essential and that they will share in the rewards of the company's success. ~ Tom Peters,
1147:Diet is the essential key to all successful healing. Without a proper balanced diet, the effectiveness of herbal treatment is very limited. ~ Michael Tierra,
1148:Energy security based on clean & reliable sources is essential for India's future. Nuclear energy has a key role in India's energy strategy. ~ Narendra Modi,
1149:I'd rather be useful than rich. It's more essential to feel you're doing something that's worth doing, rather than making a lot of money. ~ Juliet Stevenson,
1150:One essential object is to choose that arrangement which shall tend to reduce to a minimum the time necessary for completing the calculation. ~ Ada Lovelace,
1151:Snap judgments are sometimes essential. As Daniel Kahneman puts it, “System 1 is designed to jump to conclusions from little evidence.”13 ~ Philip E Tetlock,
1152:So, while you are young you must begin to find out what is this strange thing called happiness. That is an essential part of education. ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti,
1153:Special effects are characters. Special effects are essential elements. Just because you can't see them doesn't mean they aren't there. ~ Laurence Fishburne,
1154:The essence of desire is to have no essential goal. Truly to desire, we must have recourse to people about us; we have to desire their desires. ~ Ren Girard,
1155:The most essential mental quality for a free people, whose liberty is to be progressive, permanent and on a large scale, is much stupidity. ~ Walter Bagehot,
1156:There is nothing more dangerous, nothing more powerful, nothing more necessary and essential for survival than the lies we tell ourselves. I ~ Megan Miranda,
1157:The way to meditate is by not trying to be too good at it too quickly. This is essential, because otherwise you won't have any fun with it. ~ Frederick Lenz,
1158:The world is your canvas and your teacher.Take a day to reflect, measure and adjust on your goals; progress is essential to continued success. ~ Bob Proctor,
1159:Your behavior always expresses your values-in-action. Your integrity hinges on whether your values-in-action agree with your essential values. ~ Fred Kofman,
1160:Your essential emotional tone—at ease in your deepest purpose or fearful in the ambiguity of your intent—becomes part of your children’s home. ~ David Deida,
1161:Youth is not an essential, but rather an accidental property. Nobody is in essence young. One either ceases to be or ceases to be young. ~ Rebecca Goldstein,
1162:A work of art does not answer questions, it provokes them; and its essential meaning is in the tension between the contradictory answers. ~ Leonard Bernstein,
1163:Books are infinite in number and time is short. The secret of knowledge is to take what is essential. Take that and try to live up to it. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1164:Children are a gift from the Lord, Jashub, but not essential to a union. The love between husband and wife was God's first gift in the garden. ~ Mesu Andrews,
1165:He was afraid because she was here, all here, the essential she as apart from the she Tom Rogan wanted her to be, the she he had made. Beverly ~ Stephen King,
1166:I love Dior products. They have this Capture Totale One Essential Skin Boosting Super Serum that gives you fresh, glowing, dewy skin. ~ Keshia Knight Pulliam,
1167:Like great art, something essential dies when great jokes are explained. So what's the key to telling a good joke/creating great art timing. ~ Travis Nichols,
1168:Night is when we are closer to ourselves, closer to essential ideas and feelings that do not register so much during daylight hours. ~ Clarissa Pinkola Est s,
1169:Occupation of vast reaches of space means nothing. It is control of population centers and essential resources that determines victory or defeat. ~ Greg Bear,
1170:People who go to work every day and perform the services essential to keeping our economy functioning deserve to live above the poverty level. ~ Marcy Kaptur,
1171:Safely connected to my life, and reassured of my essential goodness, I feel at ease, at home, really in the most sublime of homes. [p. 58] ~ Sylvia Boorstein,
1172:Security against foreign danger is one of the primitive objects of civil society. It is an avowed and essential object of the American Union. ~ James Madison,
1173:The highest type of meditation is done in silence. In silence there are no mantras. Mantras are not essential, but they can be very helpful. ~ Frederick Lenz,
1174:The kundalini is the life force; it is the essential energy of existence. It is the hidden ingredient in life. It is what makes it all work. ~ Frederick Lenz,
1175:The one thing I could never seem to shut out was my ache for simple, affectionate touch. I never knew how essential it was to my well being . ~ Chevy Stevens,
1176:To be conscious of Being, you need to reclaim consciousness from the mind. This is one of the most essential tasks on your spiritual journey. ~ Eckhart Tolle,
1177:To know you are in the company with people who love and care for each other, as well as for whatever they are working on, is almost essential. ~ Ian Mckellen,
1178:To the young man a kind of worship of some power outside himself is essential. one has strength and enthusiasm and wants gods to worship. ~ Sherwood Anderson,
1179:We read to understand, or to begin to understand. We cannot do but to read. Reading almost as much as breathing, is our essential function. ~ Alberto Manguel,
1180:Whoever appears to have much cunning has in reality very little; being deficient in the essential article, which is, to hide cunning. ~ Henry Home Lord Kames,
1181:A good teacher does not get lost in the details, but points to what is essential so that the child or student can find meaning and joy in life. ~ Pope Francis,
1182:All essential knowledge relates to existence, or only such knowledge as has an essential relationship to existence is essential knowledge. ~ Soren Kierkegaard,
1183:As long as humankind recklessly proceeds in the fateful delusion of being biologically fated for triumph, nothing essential will change. ~ Peter Wessel Zapffe,
1184:Attach thyself to the sense of-things and not to their form. The sense is the essential, the form is only an encumbrance. ~ Farid-ud.din-attar : Mantic uttair,
1185:Clary and Simon continued to stare judgmentally. It made Simon very happy. Judging people together was an essential part of best friendship. ~ Cassandra Clare,
1186:Fall in love. Every day. With everything. With life. If you can fall in love, you can be a photographer. I think that is absolutely essential. ~ Ruth Bernhard,
1187:For me, as an actress, one of the most essential things that I need to know is what do I want for and from the people around me in the story. ~ Mary McDonnell,
1188:I accepted the face that as much as I want to lead others, and love to be around other people, in some essential way, I am something of a loner. ~ Arthur Ashe,
1189:...if one is to confer successfully with foreigners, it is essential to know their ways of thinking and be able to put oneself in their place. ~ Mikl s B nffy,
1190:I'm in a state of my life when the essential is very important to me. I don't like long songs with complicated arrangements and breaks anymore. ~ Rokia Traore,
1191:I'm not against banking. Banking allowed our modern society to happen, it is essential. It connects the work through finance, so banking is good. ~ Adam McKay,
1192:Intelligence is the capacity to perceive the essential, the what is; and to awaken this capacity, in oneself and in others, is education. ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti,
1193:It is an essential part of the gospel that conviction must always precede conversion; the gospel of Christ condemns before it releases. ~ D Martyn Lloyd Jones,
1194:Memory and creativity are essential to education, but if you teach memory incorrectly, it is a total waste of time, and it will inhibit learning. ~ Tony Buzan,
1195:Our minds are all different and I believe cultivating a keen introspective sensitivity is absolutely essential in discovering our potential. ~ Joshua Waitzkin,
1196:The essential functions of the mind consist in understanding and in inventing, in other words, in building up structures by structuring reality. ~ Jean Piaget,
1197:The highest compliment one can be paid by another human being is to be told: 'Because of what you are, you are essential to my happiness.' ~ Nathaniel Branden,
1198:The imagination is an essential tool of the mind, a fundamental way of thinking, an indispensable means of becoming and remaining human. We ~ Ursula K Le Guin,
1199:The intelligence is clear: (Saddam) continues to believe his WMD programme is essential both for internal repression and for external aggression. ~ Tony Blair,
1200:There are the holding actions, the changing actions, and the vision of the future - what we want to see happen for the Earth. All are essential. ~ Joanna Macy,
1201:But opinions, judgments, memories, dreaming about the future—ninety percent of the thoughts spinning around in our heads have no essential reality. ~ Joko Beck,
1202:Even nature provides differences that enhance the whole. How boring the world would be if we were all the same. Celebrate your essential differences. ~ Unknown,
1203:For the Mexican people, for the Mexican government, the very good relationship with the United States of America is, of course, essential. ~ Enrique Pena Nieto,
1204:"His sinlessness proves his essential lack of contamination with the dark world of nature-bound man, who tries in vain to shake off this darkness." ~ Carl Jung,
1205:If I don't let Manu sleep with me, though I regard it as essential that she should," he announced, "wouldn't that be a sign of weakness in me? ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
1206:In fact, most deaths are not tragic. Few people die because of a flaw in character, which is the essential element of tragedy. They just die. ~ John Chancellor,
1207:Love is the essential energy of the universe. It is the force that puts the stars in the firmament, and it makes the blood run through the veins. ~ Tom Shadyac,
1208:Most of my photos are grounded in people, I look for the unguarded moment, the essential soul peeking out, experience etched on a persons face. ~ Steve McCurry,
1209:Personal piety and formal worship are essential to the Christian life, but they must lead to lives that “act justly and love mercy” (Mic. 6:8). ~ Steve Corbett,
1210:Remaining open to the powers of conversation—to new evidence and better arguments—is not only essential for rationality. It is essential for love. ~ Sam Harris,
1211:Sound comes to us over time. You don’t get a snapshot of sound. Therefore, what you notice with sound, the essential building block, is change. ~ Gary Rydstrom,
1212:The commitment of government to deal with the population issue is of course essential....There are many ways to make the death rate increase. ~ Robert McNamara,
1213:The different social forces that affected my parents' lives or my friends' lives or I saw around me became essential for me to write about. ~ Bruce Springsteen,
1214:The essential meaning of entropy for human life was well stated by Carl Jung: “Everything better is purchased at the price of something worse. ~ William Ophuls,
1215:The formulation of the problem is often more essential than its solution, which may be merely a matter of mathematical or experimental skill. ~ Albert Einstein,
1216:We humans should never forget our capacity to connect with the collective spirit of animals. Their energy is essential to our future growth. ~ Shirley MacLaine,
1217:Whatever the story is behind your name, it’s an essential part of your identity. It feels so good when people use your name and remember it. ~ Travis Bradberry,
1218:Adolescence is not a period of being “crazy” or “immature.” It is an essential time of emotional intensity, social engagement, and creativity. ~ Daniel J Siegel,
1219:Anxiety and anticipation, I was to learn, are the essential ingredients in suffering from pain, as opposed to feeling pain pure and simple. ~ Lucy Grealy,
1220:A philosophy of education, in short, is essential to being a proper parent; otherwise, you are merely turning your child over to blind chance. ~ Leonard Peikoff,
1221:Be ruthless about protecting writing days, i.e., do not cave in to endless requests to have "essential" and "long overdue" meetings on those days. ~ J K Rowling,
1222:But then one regrets the loss even of one's worst habits. Perhaps one regrets them the most. They are such an essential part of one's personality. ~ Oscar Wilde,
1223:Friedell caught the essential truth about people prone to catch-all theories: they aren’t in search of the truth, they’re in search of themselves. ~ Clive James,
1224:I know it sounds cliche but I believe in an essential way, it's very true that being a Christian is having a relationship with God through Christ. ~ Greg Laurie,
1225:In all things that are purely social we can be as separate as the fingers, yet one as the hand in all things essential to mutual progress. ~ Booker T Washington,
1226:One form is no more spiritual than any other. The essential work of developing a spiritual consciousness is quieting the mind and opening the heart. ~ Anonymous,
1227:One way ... in which a political philosophy can be ideological is by presenting a relatively marginal issue as if it were central and essential. ~ Raymond Geuss,
1228:Suffering is essential for the elimination of the ego, just as it was necessary for you to scrub and scrub in order to wash the stain from my coat. ~ Meher Baba,
1229:The benefits of education and of useful knowledge, generally diffused through a community, are essential to the preservation of a free government. ~ Sam Houston,
1230:The man who disparages music as a luxury and non-essential is doing the nation an injury. Music now, more than ever before, is a national need. ~ Woodrow Wilson,
1231:... the structure of every organic being is related, in the most essential yet often hidden manner, to that of all the other organic beings ... ~ Charles Darwin,
1232:...to Humans free will is essential to growth as an individual while to an artificial intelligence free will is much like a type of insanity. ~ Randolph Lalonde,
1233:Whether the aim is in heaven or on earth, wisdom or wealth, the essential condition of its pursuit and attainment is always security and order. ~ Johan Huizinga,
1234:Action is with the scholar subordinate, but it is essential. Without it, he is not yet man. Without it, thought can never ripen into truth. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
1235:A university's essential character is that of being a center of free inquiry and criticism - a thing not to be sacrificed for anything else. ~ Richard Hofstadter,
1236:For me, minimalism has never been about deprivation. Rather, minimalism is about getting rid of life’s excess in favor of the essential. ~ Joshua Fields Millburn,
1237:I like to be wild in passion and calculated in expression! I'm both. I like to be wild in passion more. But I think the balance is what's essential. ~ Jane Fonda,
1238:In order to keep your head about you and apply the teachings of the Aincrad style, it was essential to keep its secret motto in mind: "stay cool. ~ Reki Kawahara,
1239:Learning to be aware of feelings, how they arise and how to use them creatively so they guide us to happiness, is an essential lifetime skill. ~ Joan Z Borysenko,
1240:Meditation is not an escape. It is the courage to look at reality with mindfulness and concentration. Meditation is essential for our survival. ~ Thich Nhat Hanh,
1241:Once upon a time, it had sufficed to write 'The Sound and the Fury' or 'The Sun Also Rises.' But now bigness was essential. Thickness, length. ~ Jonathan Franzen,
1242:Samovar is the most essential thing in Russia, especially at times of particularly awful, sudden, and eccentric catastrophes and misfortunes ~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky,
1243:Social grace, inner discipline and joy. These are the birthright of the human being who has been allowed to develop essential human qualities. ~ Maria Montessori,
1244:The essential support and encouragement comes from within, arising out of the mad notion that your society needs to know what only you can tell it. ~ John Updike,
1245:The key is to view conflict as essential, because that’s how we know the best ideas will be tested and survive. You know, it can’t only be sunlight. ~ Ed Catmull,
1246:This love in action, the commitment to right relationship and integrity, is essential to the success of any professed sociopolitical agenda. ~ Helen LaKelly Hunt,
1247:Unceasing, incessant prayer is essential to the vitality of a believer’s relationship to the Lord and his ability to function in the world. ~ John F MacArthur Jr,
1248:Well, first you have to be very, very funny. I have realized that it is essential for a boy to be funny. Otherwise, what is the point in a boy? ~ Jaclyn Moriarty,
1249:we need to start a new philosophical movement: messessentialism instead of existentialism: For those who revel in the essential mess that is life. ~ Jandy Nelson,
1250:You are confusing two notions, "the solution of a problem" and "the correct posing of the question". Only the second is essential for the artist. ~ Anton Chekhov,
1251:Your choices are very essential; without a better choice, you are risking to drive a destination whose name you know, but address you forget! ~ Israelmore Ayivor,
1252:Art and culture are nonetheless vital, essential even, to what it means to be human, yet digital abundance has diminished our sense of their worth. ~ Astra Taylor,
1253:Nothing from outside can stop a man from enjoying lasting peace and permanent joy in life, for it is the essential nature of his own soul. ~ Maharishi Mahesh Yogi,
1254:Religion has been an essential part of my life ever since I was baptised. My personal journey with God has been very important throughout my life. ~ Andy Griffith,
1255:Selfishness can be a virtue. Selfishness is essential to survival, and without survival we cannot protect those whom we love more than ourselves. ~ Duke Ellington,
1256:Sequencing - the careful striptease by which you reveal information to the reader - matters in an article, but it is absolutely essential to a book. ~ Joshua Foer,
1257:The essential characteristic of the first half of the twentieth century is the growing weakness, and almost the disappearance, of the idea of value. ~ Simone Weil,
1258:Washington was well aware that in a representative government, a government of laws not of men, separating the man from the title was essential. ~ Richard Greener,
1259:Yet egotism can also be useful to ambitious creatures, driving their single-minded pursuit of success. Madness seems essential in order to be “great. ~ David Brin,
1260:All I needed to know, all true knowledge, the only really essential knowledge, was to be found in the books I read and the music I listened to ~ Karl Ove Knausg rd,
1261:A public option is essential to creating the cost-savings necessary to offset the cost of providing all Americans access to affordable health care. ~ Diana DeGette,
1262:Grief ennobles the commonest people because it has its own essential grandeur. To shine with the luster of grief, a person need only be sincere. ~ Honore de Balzac,
1263:His sword took the nearest neatly, because killing fleeing infantryman was an essential part of knightly training, taken for granted, like courage. ~ Miles Cameron,
1264:How we fare in any given situation depends on the conduct of our body, speech, and mind. Since mind is the chief, a disciplined mind is essential. ~ Dalai Lama XIV,
1265:I believe it is essential for our planetary future to develop tools that can change the consciousness which has created the crisis that we are in. ~ Stanislav Grof,
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