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  Lord reveal unto us all the evil
  that we let dwell lurking
  in the close and far corners of our being,
  so that we may uproot and exorcise and banish!
  any demon and shadowy growth from the Temple
  that would delay indefinitely your kingdom.
  May the time be now rather than later.
  In its form of self-deception in thought and speech no more!
  In its forms driven by small egoistic being and desire-bound actions may we cease!
  In its form of ill-will

--- DEFS
  Evil is potentially a means for the game of creation. the glory made greater by the opposition, if not a requirement for manifestation.
  though it may have over-stepped its purpose, it could exist to allow for freedom, or the opposite of things or their negative are required to exist prior to their positive in manifestation potentially.

  1) Be willing to identify an act as evil, with the repercussions that brings. (non-God action) (action without Soul consent) (honesty)
    one can do all without drugs one can do with. i imagine.

  Evil, sin, ignorance, inconscience, unconscience, demons, devils, Lord of Darkness, meaning

  evil of our time
  if evil is the lord of darkness, or at least a lord, then what is self-deception?
  who is the largest evil of our time? and .. see the thief archetype..

  what is the relation to sin and evil?
  first need to define each term, for they can probaby mean different things. at least evil can (like objective or subjectively)

  destroying evil ::: The Magician should devise for himself a definite technique for destroying 'evil.' The essence of such a practice will consist in training the mind and the body to confront things which cause fear, pain, disgust, shame and the like. He must learn to endure them, then to become indifferent to them, then to analyze them until they give pleasure and instruction, and finally to appreciate them for their own sake, as aspects of Truth. When this has been done, he should abandon them, if they are really harmful in relation to health and comfort.
   ~ Aleister Crowley, Liber ABA, Book 4, Magick, APPENDIX VI: A FEW PRINCIPAL RITUALS, [311-312]

  Sometimes one cannot distinguish adverse forces from other forces.
That happens when one is quite unconscious. There are only two cases when this is possible: you are either
very unconscious of the movements of your being - you have not studied, you have not observed, you do not know what
is happening within you - or you are absolutely insincere, that is, you play the ostrich in order not to see the
reality of things: you hide your head, you hide your observation, your knowledge and you say, "It is not there." But
indeed the latter I hope is not in question here. Hence it is simply because one has not the habit of observing
oneself that one is so unconscious of what is happening within.
Have you ever practised distinguishing what comes from your mind, what comes from your vital, what comes
from your physical?... For it is mixed up; it is mixed up in the outward appearance. If you do not take care to
distinguish, it makes a kind of soup, all that together. So it is indistinct and difficult to discoveR But if you
observe yourself, after some time you see certain things, you feel them to be there, like that, as though they were
in your skin; for some other things you feel you would have to go within yourself to find out from where they come;
for other things, you have to go still further inside, or otherwise you have to rise up a little: it comes from
unconsciousness. And there are others; then you must go very deep, very deep to find out from where they come. This
is just a beginning.
Simply observe. You are in a certain condition, a certain undefinable condition. Then look: "What! how is it
I am like that?" You try to see first if you have fever or some other illness; but it is all right, everything is
all right, there's neither headache nor fever, the stomach is not protesting, the heart is functioning as it should,
indeed, all's well, you are normal. "Why then am I feeling so uneasy?"... So you go a little further within. It
depends on cases. Sometimes you find out immediately: yes, there was a little incident which wasn't pleasant,
someone said a word that was not happy or one had failed in his task or perhaps did not know one's lesson very well,
the teacher had made a remark. At the time, one did not pay attention properly, but later on, it begins to work,
leaves a painful impression. That is the second stage. Afterwards, if nothing happened: "All's well, everything is
normal, everything usual, I have nothing to note down, nothing has happened: why then do I feel
like that?" Now it begins to be interesting, because one must enter much more deeply within oneself. And then it can
be all sorts of things: it may be precisely the expression of an attack that is preparing; it may be a little inner
anxiety seeking the progress that has to be made; it may be a premonition that there is somewhere in contact with
oneself something not altoge ther harmonious which one has to change: something one must see, discover, change, on
which light is to be put, something that is still there, deep down, and which should no longer be there. Then if you
look at yourself very carefully, you find out: "There! I am still like that; in that little corner, there is still
something of that kind, not clear: a little selfishness, a little ill-will, something refusing to change." So you
see it, you take it by the tip of its nose or by the ear and hold it up in full light: "So, you were hiding! you are
hiding? But I don't want you any longer." And then it has to go away.
This is a great progress.
~ The Mother Questions And Answers 1953, 102-104, [T4

... The undivine ::: , therefore, is all that is unwilling to accept the light and force of the
Mother That is why I am always telling you to keep yourself in contact with the Mother and with her Light and
Force, because it is only so that you can come out of this confusion and obscurity and receive the Truth that comes
from above. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Mother With Letters On The Mother

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Beyond Good and Evil
evil (quotes)
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evil ::: a. --> Having qualities tending to injury and mischief; having a nature or properties which tend to badness; mischievous; not good; worthless or deleterious; poor; as, an evil beast; and evil plant; an evil crop.
Having or exhibiting bad moral qualities; morally corrupt; wicked; wrong; vicious; as, evil conduct, thoughts, heart, words, and the like.
Producing or threatening sorrow, distress, injury, or

evil and rude ::: Both evil and rude, but with the additional connotation that the rudeness was due to malice rather than incompetence. Thus, for example: Microsoft's Windows to lock hapless customers and developers into the Microsoft way. Hackish evil and rude is close to the mainstream sense of evil.[Jargon File] (1994-12-12)

evil angel summoned in incantation rites against

evil archangel, in control of hidden things.

evil, are not named). In Goethe’s Faust it is

evil ::: As used by a hacker, implies that some system, program, person, or institution is sufficiently maldesigned as to be not worth the bother of dealing with. with. TECO is neat, but it can be pretty evil if you're prone to typos. Often pronounced with the first syllable lengthened, as /eeee'vil/.Compare evil and rude.[Jargon File] (1994-12-12)

evil, but Eleazar of Worms (13th-century sage)

evil decrees. The word Gzrel is part of a 42-letter

evil demon who is the prince of this world are the

evil-eyed ::: a. --> Possessed of the supposed evil eye; also, looking with envy, jealousy, or bad design; malicious.

evil eye. [Rf. Schrire, Hebrew Amulets.]

evil eye. [Rf Schrire, Hebrew Amulets; Trachten-

evil eye ::: --> See Evil eye under Evil, a.

evil-favored ::: a. --> Having a bad countenance or appearance; ill-favored; blemished; deformed.

evil genius of jealousy. [Rf. The Testament of

evil; he was among those who wedded human

evil. In Bar-Khonai, The Book of Scholia, Samiel

evilly ::: adv. --> In an evil manner; not well; ill.

evil-minded ::: a. --> Having evil dispositions or intentions; disposed to mischief or sin; malicious; malignant; wicked.

evil ::: n. 1. Morally bad or wrong; wicked, sinful, as opposed to good. 2. Anything causing injury or harm. Evil, evil"s, Evil"s. adj. 3. Characterized by or indicating future misfortune; ominous; disastrous. 4. Harmful; injurious. 5. Boding ill.

evilness ::: n. --> The condition or quality of being evil; badness; viciousness; malignity; vileness; as, evilness of heart; the evilness of sin.

evil; only so in a causative sense. They were among

evil or a fallen angel. He remains at all times a

evil or an opponent of God—-just as, when Abraham and Job "put God to the question, ’ they were not, on that

evil. [Rf. Schrire, Hebrew Amulets .]

evil spirits through the application of incense and

evil. This may or may not work out to his advantage; more often than not it has proved his

evil ::: “… wrong will and falsehood of the steps, . . . separative egoism inflicting by its ignorance and separate contrary will harm on oneself or harm on others, self-driven to a wrong dealing with one’s own soul, mind, life or body or a wrong dealing with the soul, mind, life, body of others, . . . is the practical sense of all human evil.” The Life Divine

Evil ::: A perspective based on acute and egregious violations of a moral code. From a deeper philosophical viewpoint there is only evil where this is a separate sense of an observer (i.e. duality). Most processes and phenomena that humanity might find "evil" or "bad" are necessary for the maintenance of the Universe: consider the Martial process of destruction and the Saturnian phenomenon of death.

Evil: (AS. yfel) Negation of the extrinsic elections of things. In practice, the positive effects of such negation. The morally bad. Hostility to the welfare of anything. Absence of the good. Opposite of goodness. See Ethics. -- J.K.F.

Evil eye: The power of fascination (q.v.) or of harming others by a look.

Evil Good and evil are attributes of relativity in nature as cognized by the minds of percipient beings. “Esoteric philosophy admits neither good nor evil per se as existing independently in nature. The cause for both is found, as regards the Kosmos, in the necessity of contraries or contrasts, and with respect to man, in his human nature, his ignorance and passions. There is no devil or the utterly depraved, as there are no Angels absolutely perfect, though there may be spirits of Light and of Darkness . . .” (SD 2:162).

EVIL. ::: In God's providence there is no evil, but only good or its preparation.

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


Evil spirit: According to spiritualistic philosophy, the spirit of a bad man inhabiting the lower spheres from which it can reach a medium, and may even oust the control (q.v.) of an unwilling medium.

Evil Spirits A vague expression, often applied by theological misinterpretation to the Fallen Angels — the cosmic spirits who form or produce the lower worlds; or to the powers of the matter side of nature. Again, it may designate any of a numerous class of nonphysical beings, such as elementals, nature spirits, ghosts, or astral entities generated by human thoughts, all known in Christianity under the generalizing term Devil.

Evil, suggests that Belphegor is the counterpart

1. Fiendishly evil. 2. A mythical watchdog of hell.

1. Unsatisfactorily; poorly. 2. Evil. 3. Harm or injury. ill-armed, ill-fitting, ill-heard, ill-lighted, ill-lit, ill-poised, ill-served, ill-shaped, ill-trained, ill-understood.

abominable ::: a. --> Worthy of, or causing, abhorrence, as a thing of evil omen; odious in the utmost degree; very hateful; detestable; loathsome; execrable.
Excessive; large; -- used as an intensive.

abusion ::: v. t. --> Evil or corrupt usage; abuse; wrong; reproach; deception; cheat.

Acacia (Greek) akakia [from a not + kakia, kakos evil] Innocence, harmlessness; equivalent to Sanskrit ahimsa.

According to the Old Testament, the building of the temple was completed, but it was used for its high purposes only briefly. Allegorically this was during the Golden Age of the childhood of the human race M-bM-^@M-^T the building was complete only as regards childhood when the gods walked among mankind and were their divine instructors; but humanity was not yet truly human, for manas (mind) had not yet been awakened by the manasaputras of whom Hiram Abif was a type. It is here that Masonic tradition should be studied together with the Biblical account. Then with the awakening of manas, and the eating from the Tree of Knowledge and hence the power to choose between good and evil M-bM-^@M-^T in other words, with the beginning of self-directed evolution, the temple was desecrated again and again. M-bM-^@M-^\The building of the Temple of Solomon is the symbolical representation of the gradual acquirement of the secret wisdom, or magic; the erection and development of the spiritual from the earthly; the manifestation of the power and splendor of the spirit in the physical world, through the wisdom and genius of the builder. The latter, when he has become an adept, is a mightier king than Solomon himself, the emblem of the sun or Light himself M-bM-^@M-^T the light of the real subjective world, shining in the darkness of the objective universe. This is the M-bM-^@M-^XTempleM-bM-^@M-^Y which can be reared without the sound of the hammer, or any tool of iron being heard in the house while it is M-bM-^@M-^Xin buildingM-bM-^@M-^Y M-bM-^@M-^] (IU 2:391).

accurse ::: v. t. --> To devote to destruction; to imprecate misery or evil upon; to curse; to execrate; to anathematize.

"Action is a resultant of the energy of the being, but this energy is not of one sole kind; the Consciousness-Force of the Spirit manifests itself in many kinds of energies: there are inner activities of mind, activities of life, of desire, passion, impulse, character, activities of the senses and the body, a pursuit of truth and knowledge, a pursuit of beauty, a pursuit of ethical good or evil, a pursuit of power, love, joy, happiness, fortune, success, pleasure, life-satisfactions of all kinds, life-enlargement, a pursuit of individual or collective objects, a pursuit of the health, strength, capacity, satisfaction of the body.M-bM-^@M-^] The Life Divine*

Adrasteia (Greek) [from a not + didraskein to run away] That which cannot be escaped; a personification of one aspect of karma; a surname of Nemesis, not a synonym. Nemesis, Adrasteia, and Themis form a trinity: Adrasteia is the causes created by man himself, therefore inescapable; Nemesis personifies reverence for law, i.e., conscience; while Themis represents divine order and harmony, the inherent equilibrium in the cosmic structure. Adrasteia therefore signifies the effects that flow upon one sooner or later as the results of his good or evil doing.

Aeon: According to the Gnostics a being regarded as a subordinate heavenly power derived from the Supreme Being by a process of emanation. The totality of aeons formed the spiritual world which was intermediary between the Deity and the material world of sensible phenomena, which was held to be evil. -- J.J.R.

Aeshma-Daeva (Avestan) AM-DM-^Sshma-DaM-DM-^Sva Eesham-Diev, Hesham-Diev (Pahlavi) [from aM-DM-^Sshma wrath, ill wish, anger from the verbal root ish desire, passion + daM-DM-^Svas evil spirits (originally gods); cf Sanskrit deva, Persian dievs] The fiend of the wounding spear in the Avesta. The Aryan gods or daevas having become anthropomorphic, they were denounced by the Aryan initiates who had settled in Airya-Vaeja (Eran or Iran). Zarathustra in the Gathas refers to Kavis and Karpans, the leaders of the ancient Aryan faith, as daevas because they had polluted the abstraction of Mazdean philosophy with ritualistic ceremonies.

Aesma: The evil spirit of wrath, inspirer of vengeance and evil, in Zoroastrian demonology.

afreet ::: n. --> Same as Afrit.
A powerful evil jinnee, demon, or monstrous giant.

Afrit (Arabic) [from ifrit demon] A class of nature spirits or elementals represented in Arabic mythology as a powerful evil jinn.

A gati is the path or sphere of existence entered upon by entities impelled because of past karma. If a person lives a noble and upright life, his gati will be the path or sphere of humanity in its higher aspects. If he deliberately lives an evil, degenerate existence, his course or next sphere of existence will be a rebirth in some degenerate human form or sphere of activity. Similarly with the divinities and all other entities: they find their succeeding spheres of life and action strictly according to karma. For karma is universal; and what one makes himself to be, that in very truth he shall become. The becoming in every instance and sphere of the manifested universe is according to the persisting karmic conditions impelling, and occasionally compelling, an entity into this, that, or some other of the gatis.

Agla: The combination of the first letters of four Hebrew words meaning M-bM-^@M-^\Thou art forever mighty, O Lord.M-bM-^@M-^] Used as a magic word to exorcise demons and evil spirits.

*[Agni]. Sri Aurobindo: "Agni is the leader of the sacrifice and protects it in the great journey against the powers of darkness. The knowledge and purpose of this divine Puissance can be entirely trusted; he is the friend and lover of the soul and will not betray it to evil gods. Even for the man sitting far off in the night, enveloped by the darkness of the human ignorance, this flame[Agni] is a light which, when it is perfectly kindled and in proportion as it mounts higher and higher, enlarges itself into the vast light of the Truth. Flaming upward to heaven to meet the divine Dawn, it rises through the vital or nervous mid-world and through our mental skies and enters at last the Paradise of Light, its own supreme home above where joyous for ever in the eternal Truth that is the foundation of the sempiternal Bliss the shining Immortals sit in their celestial sessions and drink the wine of the infinite beatitude.M-bM-^@M-^] *The Secret of the Veda

aham tva sarvapapebhyo moksayisyami ma sucah ::: I will deliver thee from all sin and evil, do not grieve. [Gita 18.66]

Ahriman: In Zoroastrian mythology, the personified principle of evil, leader of the Devas, powers of evil, in eternal conflict with Ahura Mazda. (Also called Angra Mainyu.)

Ahriman: (Middle Persian) Zoroaster, in building upon an ancient Indo-Iranian antecedent, expounded a thoroughgoing dualism in which Ormazd (s.v.) is the good, Ahriman the evil principle, corresponding to the Christian God and Devil, locked in combat on all levels of thought and existence. In that they are reciprocal and of a dialectic necessity, this dualism has, philosophically, the implication of a monism which was, indeed, ethically and eschatologically elaborated in the Zoroastrian optimism that postulates the ultimate victory of Ahura Mazdah (s.v.) or Ormazd. -- K.F.L.

ahriman ::: n. --> The Evil Principle or Being of the ancient Persians; the Prince of Darkness as opposer to Ormuzd, the King of Light.

Ahriman (Persian) [from ah (Avestan) conscious life + riman the corruptor, disturber of order in the cosmos, the corruptor of mind] Personification of the evil spirit in the world. According to Mazdean philosophy, life originates from two principles: Ahura-Mazda (the light principle) and Ahriman (darkness). Shahrestani, 12th century Islamic scholar, in Al-Melall Va Al-Nehal (Nations and Sects) writes that M-bM-^@M-^\Magis were of three sects: Geomarathians, Zurvanians and Zoroastrians. They all shared the view that two principles govern the universe: Ahura-Mazda and Ahriman. Ahura-Mazda is the being who pre-existed and Ahriman the created one.M-bM-^@M-^] He further narrates allegorically that M-bM-^@M-^\Ahura-Mazda wondered how it would be if he had a rival. From this thought Ahriman, the evil spirit, was born, who revolted against the light and declined to abide by its laws. A battle took place between the armies of the two. The Angels came forward as mediators and agreed upon a truce that the underworld be given to Ahriman for seven thousand years and then to the Ahura-Mazda for another seven thousand years. The creatures who previously existed all vanished. Then Man, Gaeo-Marth, and an animal, taurus, appeared. They both died. From manM-bM-^@M-^Ys head, sprouted a rhubarb and from rhubarb male and female, Mashia and Mashiana, were born, who were mankindM-bM-^@M-^Ys progenitors. From the head of the taurus all animals originated. Their belief is that light gave mankind two choices: to remain as bodiless spirits keeping away from Ahriman, or to clothe themselves with bodies to fight against him; mankind chose the latter. The destruction of AhrimanM-bM-^@M-^Ys army would be the day of resurrection. ManM-bM-^@M-^Ys reason for clothing himself in a physical body was to enable him to battle against Ahriman; and his salvation depends upon defeating him.M-bM-^@M-^]

aid ::: v. t. --> To support, either by furnishing strength or means in cooperation to effect a purpose, or to prevent or to remove evil; to help; to assist.
Help; succor; assistance; relief.
The person or thing that promotes or helps in something done; a helper; an assistant.
A subsidy granted to the king by Parliament; also, an exchequer loan.

(a) In metaphysics: Theory which admits in any given domain, two independent and mutually irreducible substances e.g. the Platonic dualism of the sensible and intelligible worlds, the Cartesian dinlism of thinking and extended substances, the Leibnizian dualism of the actual and possible worlds, the Kantian dualism of the noumenal and the phenomenal. The term dualism first appeared in Thomas Hyde, Historia religionis veterum Persarum (1700) ch. IX, p. 164, where it applied to religious dualism of good and evil and is similarly employed by Bayle m his Dictionary article "Zoroaster" and by Leibniz in Theodicee. C. Wolff is responsible for its use in the psycho-physical sense, (cf. A. Lalande, Vocabulaire de la Philosophie. Vol. I, p. 180, note by R. Eucken.)

Airyaman (Persian) The divine aspect of Ahriman (the personification of evil in the Zoroastrian system) before he M-bM-^@M-^\became a dark opposing power, a Satan. For Ahriman is of the same essence with Ahura-Mazda, just as Typhon-Seth is of the same essence with OsirisM-bM-^@M-^] (TG 12). He is invoked in the Airyama-ishyo. (SD 2:517)

Aisa (Greek) Goddess who M-bM-^@M-^\gives to all their portion of good and evil, and is therefore karma.M-bM-^@M-^] (SD 2:604-5n)

akalyaM-LM-^Dn.a ::: misfortune, adversity; evil. akalyana

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

alas ::: interj. --> An exclamation expressive of sorrow, pity, or apprehension of evil; -- in old writers, sometimes followed by day or white; alas the day, like alack a day, or alas the white.

Alastor: In demonography, the name of a cruel, evil demon.

". . . a limited consciousness growing out of nescience is the source of error, a personal attachment to the limitation and the error born of it the source of falsity, a wrong consciousness governed by the life-ego the source of evil. But it is evident that their relative existence is only a phenomenon thrown up by the cosmic Force in its drive towards evolutionary self-expression.M-bM-^@M-^] The Life Divine

"All disease is a means towards some new joy of health, all evil & pain a tuning of Nature for some more intense bliss & good, all death an opening on widest immortality. Why and how this should be so, is God"s secret which only the soul purified of egoism can penetrate.M-bM-^@M-^] Essays Divine and Human

"All ethics is a construction of good in a Nature which has been smitten with evil by the powers of darkness born of the Ignorance, . . . .M-bM-^@M-^] The Life Divine

alloy ::: 1. A substance composed of two or more metals, or of a metal or metals with a nonmetal, intimately mixed, as by fusion or electrodeposition; a less costly metal mixed with a more valuable one, such as that which is added to gold and silver coinage. 2. Admixture, as with good with evil.

all-possessed ::: a. --> Controlled by an evil spirit or by evil passions; wild. html{color:

All these methods were known to the ancients. Unfortunately, the Western lack of any true psychology leaves unexplained the rationale of these healing systems M-bM-^@M-^T whether by hypnotism, magnetism, mesmerism, or healing by faith as practiced by the Christian Scientists and faith-healers M-bM-^@M-^T and gives no hint of their end results. The potential dangers incurred, both physical and superphysical, are unsuspected. The magnetic healerM-bM-^@M-^Ys emanation of his vitality and will-force inevitably carries and implants in the person it affects something of his own quality of mind, heart, and body. The germs of any latent disease, hidden vice, or mental bias will complicate any supposed cure. Moreover, the subtle infection on inner lines karmically links for the future both healer and patient in the outcome. Even diseased or evil-minded persons of strong will and animal vitality can displace a disease and, by driving it back onto some inner level of the suffererM-bM-^@M-^Ys constitution, can make a seeming cure. Howsoever it is displaced out of sight, it cannot be denied out of existence, and sooner or later it will reappear in a more untimely, unnatural, and probably a more dangerous form because of its suppression at the moment of its endeavor to exhaust itself in physical expression. Physical disease, originating in wrong thought in this or a former life, becomes visible on the most material level in working its way out of the system for good. It is positively pernicious for a healer to act upon the will, conscience, or moral integrity of the sick person by hypnotizing his mind, will, and conscience into believing that sickness does not exist, or that he is a victim of fate instead of suffering from his own past actions. Any such control of anotherM-bM-^@M-^Ys conscious life is a form of suggestion or hypnotism, and falls under what was formerly called black magic.

Alpha Draconis. Also Thuban. A third magnitude star, north of the constellation of the Great Bear, which was the pole star about the third millennium BC. Around 2170 BC it shone down the descending passage of the Great Pyramid at its lower meridian transit, but Egyptologists generally believe that the Pyramid is much older than that. In the previous precessional period Alpha Draconis would be in about the same position rather less than 26,000 years earlier. After it ceased to be the pole star, it shared the fate of all the fallen gods and was treated as an evil demon.

Also a title given a buddha because of his power over evil spirits and elementals. By the profane, a vajrapanin is worshiped as a god, but by initiates it is considered a subjective force. See also MANJUSRI

Although Angra-Mainyu and his host of evil forces, personalized in the Avesta as daevas, seem to have their way in the world, the day will come when they shall be overcome by Ahura-Mazda M-bM-^@M-^T when the shining one shall send his Holy Word to incarnate in Sosiosh (Saoshyant), then shall he conquer Angra-Mainyu, bringing about the regeneration of the world. See also Ahriman; Ahura; Ahura-Mazda.

amhoh ::: out of the narrow existence, the narrowness full of suffering and evil, i.e., the unenlightened state of our limited mentality. [RV 5.65.4]

a monstrous sea creature symbolizing evil.

A more mystical significance is founded in the fact that when a buddha or avatara appears or whenever an effort is made to aid mankind along spiritual lines, the powers of darkness automatically react along their own lines. This corresponding tendency to evil is the fundamental significance of Antichrist M-bM-^@M-^T Christos being the name of the high initiate in whom was imbodied a ray of the Logos.

Amulet: A material object on which a charm is written or over which a charm was said, worn on the person to protect the wearer against dangers, disease, to serve as a shield against demons, ghosts, evil magic, and to bring luck and good fortune.

anartha. ::: unhappiness; worthless; evil

And again, in Book II, Canto VIII, The World of Falsehood, the Mother of Evil and the Sons of Darkness,

angel ::: n. --> A messenger.
A spiritual, celestial being, superior to man in power and intelligence. In the Scriptures the angels appear as God&

Angra-Mainyu (Avestan) The personification of evil of the later Avesta. In the Gathas, Zarathustra speaks of two spirits that Mazda created who revealed themselves as twin co-workers, constantly at war with each other M-bM-^@M-^T one created life, the other nonlife; one truth, the other falsehood (druj). These opposing forces that maintain the visible universe are Spenta-Mainyu and Angra-Mainyu, the root cause respectively of all good and of all evil. Angra-Mainyu being taken for Ahriman has made some scholars arrive at the conclusion that Spenta-Mainyu must also represent Ahura-Mazda. In Mazdean philosophy Ahura-Mazda is the supreme creator whereas Ahriman is a created being. In the Avesta, Angra-Mainyu is described as the fiendish Druj, the Daeva of the Daevas, the leader of the evil powers; he is all darkness and ignorance, dwelling in the infinite night.

Another myth, closely parallel with that in the Vedas, tells how Thraetaona Athwya slays the three-mouthed, three-headed, six-eyed serpent, the most dreadful drugh created by Angra-Mainyu. The scene of the battle is the four-cornered Varena, the four sided heavens (Yasna 9). Connecting the serpent with Satan or evil, Blavatsky writes: M-bM-^@M-^\War in heaven between Thraetaona and Azhidahaka, the destroying Serpent, ends on earth, according to Burnouf, in the battle of pious men against the power of Evil, M-bM-^@M-^Xof the Iranians with the Aryan Brahmins of IndiaM-bM-^@M-^Y M-bM-^@M-^] (SD 2:390).

Another type of tulku of an opposite and essentially evil character is that brought about by a hypnotist who temporarily displaces the psychological nature of his entranced subject through psychologization or even hypnosis plus mesmerism. This, however, is more often than not an act of black magic and fraught with grave dangers, both to the hypnotist and the one entranced. Every clever hypnotist actually makes a tulku of his victim in a black magic sense. When he puts an idea into the brain of his victim, that one week from now at three oM-bM-^@M-^Yclock in the afternoon he is going to do some essentially foolish or undignified act M-bM-^@M-^T for the time being that hypnotist is working a black magic tulku on that victim, and every psychologist and hypnotist knows the possibility of this fact, though the scientific explanation of the term may be strange to him. A key example of black magic tulku was what the medieval Europeans used to call werewolves. This doctrine of the tulku, however, is at heart beautiful and sublime, and hence highly reverenced by the Tibetans.

Antichrist [from Greek anti against + christos anointed] An adversary of Christ. The Epistles of John refers to the belief in the coming of an antichrist, and also uses the word to signify any of the deniers of Christ who existed in those times. This refers to the belief among Jews and Jewish Christians that the second coming of the Messiah would be preceded by a reign of wickedness under Antichrist, as found in PaulM-bM-^@M-^Ys Epistles and in Revelation. Moslem literature tells of the false messiah (mesihu M-bM-^@M-^Yd-dajjal) who will overrun the earth, ruling for 40 days and leaving only Mecca and Medina unharmed. Such beliefs are ancient and universal: the nether pole of manifestation which, though a necessary factor in cosmogenesis and anthropogenesis, has been converted by doctrinal theology into an evil demon, such as Satan, Devil, Lucifer, Angra-Mainyu, and Prometheus.

Antichrist: The enemy of mankind who will establish a reign of evil in the world, as a punishment for manM-bM-^@M-^Ys wickedness. His reign, replete with wars, evil doings and miracles of black magic, will last for fifty years, but he will be overthrown by Christ at His second coming.

antidote ::: n. --> A remedy to counteract the effects of poison, or of anything noxious taken into the stomach; -- used with against, for, or to; as, an antidote against, for, or to, poison.
Whatever tends to prevent mischievous effects, or to counteract evil which something else might produce. ::: v. t.

Anunnaki (Chaldean) In Babylonian mythology, a hierarchy of lower angels: the angels of earth or the underworld, star gods who had sunk below the horizon and become judges of the dead. Below the anunnaki were several classes of genii M-bM-^@M-^T sadu, vadukku, ekimu, gallu M-bM-^@M-^T some of which were represented as being good, some evil. The anunnaki are M-bM-^@M-^\terrestrial Elementals alsoM-bM-^@M-^] (TG 25).

apapaviddham ::: unpierced by evil; pure. [Isa 8]

Apap or Apep (Egyptian) M-DM-^@pep Apophis (Greek) The serpent of evil, generally denoting matter in its lower reaches of differentiation from spirit; the slayer of every soul too loosely linked to its immortal spirit. Typhon, having slain Osiris, incarnates in Apap and seeks to kill Horus (the personal ego), but is slain by Horus through the power of HorusM-bM-^@M-^Y father Osiris, the buddhic principle. It is also the serpent which is slain by the sun god Ra. The combat is another aspect of the myth of the battle between Horus and Set, these deities representing cosmic and physical light and cosmic and physical darkness respectively. M-bM-^@M-^\Apap is called M-bM-^@M-^Xthe devourer of the Souls,M-bM-^@M-^Y and truly, since Apap symbolizes the animal body, as matter left soulless and to itself. Osiris, being, like all the other Solar gods, a type of the Higher Ego (Christos), Horus (his son) is the lower Manas or the personal Ego. On many a monument one can see Horus, helped by a number of dog-headed gods armed with crosses and spears, killing ApapM-bM-^@M-^] (TG 26).

A person is entranced in various minor degrees when he is temporarily absent-minded, or is absorbed in a brown study, and even in a certain sense when he is asleep. Many persons of mediumistic or psychic constitution become negatively absent from their ordinary senses, or they cultivate such a state for the purpose of becoming conscious on the astral plane. These unfortunates, who yield to the psychic lure of the unknown, receive nothing but a confused and unreliable vision. Worse yet, they thus open their own natures to the invasion and possible possession by astral entities of all kinds, even by excarnate actively evil beings M-bM-^@M-^T the elementaries M-bM-^@M-^T seeking physical satisfaction of unexpended intense desires. Not a few of such victims become such from their craving to get out in the astral, and to cultivate powers for the controlling of others, as taught by various pseudo-occultists who brazenly advertise their appeals to selfish human nature.

apocalypse ::: 1. Any revelation or prophecy. 2. A prophetic revelation, esp. concerning a cataclysm in which the forces of good permanently triumph over the forces of evil.

Apollo (Greek) Also called Phoebus (the pure, shining); son of Zeus and Leto (Latona), the polar region or night, and twin brother of Artemis (Diana). His birth shows the emanation of light from darkness. One of the most popular gods of Greek mythology, he is primarily the god of light, and is also associated with the sun, hence a giver of life, light, and wisdom to the earth and humanity. Apollo and Artemis are the mystic sun and the higher occult moon (SD 2:771). Apollo stands for order, justice, law, and purification by penance. His attribute as a punisher of evil is shown by his bow, with which as an infant he slew Python. He is the deity who wards off evil; the healer, father of Aesculapius and often identified with him; and the god of divination, associated especially with the Oracle at Delphi. The other principal seat of his worship was at Delos, his birthplace. He was also the patron of song and music, of new civic foundations, and protector of crops and flocks. His lyre is the sacred heptachord or septenary, seen in the sevenfold manifestations of the Logos in the universe and man; he is also the sun with its seven planets. He answers in some respects to the Hindu Indra and Karttikeya and in others to the Christian archangel Michael; Janus was the Roman god of light.

Apotropaism: Protective or defensive magic, i.e., the use of magic rituals, incantations or other esoteric formulae in order to ward off or to overcome evil influences.

Appetite: Name given in Scholastic psychology to all strivings. Sensitive appetites tend toward Individual goods. They are concupiscible insofar as they are directed toward a sensible good or strive to avoid a sensible evil; irascible if the striving encounters obstacles. Their movements are the cause of emotions. Rational or intellectual appetite=will, tending towards the good as such and necessarily therefore towards God as the summum bonum. -- R.A.

apprehensive ::: a. --> Capable of apprehending, or quick to do so; apt; discerning.
Knowing; conscious; cognizant.
Relating to the faculty of apprehension.
Anticipative of something unfavorable&

Arbitrium, liberum: Livy used the expression, libera arbitria, signifying free decisions. Tertullian used either liberum arbitrium or libertas arbitrii, meaning freedom of choice. Augustine spoke of the liberum voluntatis arbitrium, free choice of the will. He held that voluntas and liberum are the same. Since liberum arbitrium implies the power to do evil, it is distinct from libertas, which is the good use of the liberum arbitrium. God is free, but He can do no wrong, Anselm preferred the term, libertas arbitrii. Thomas Aquinas taught that voluntas and liberum arbitrium are one potency. The expression has come to mean free will or choice. -- J.J.R.

Archon, Archontes (Greek) M-bM-^@M-^Yarchon. Ruler; originally celestial beings, these primordial planetary spirits or dhyani-chohans transfer their mystic fluids or essences into their M-bM-^@M-^\shadowsM-bM-^@M-^] or vehicles, thus enabling them to manifest on the various planes of the universe. In one sense, they are the fallen angels, counterparts alike of the highest celestial beings of the hierarchies and of the human personalities at the lowest rung of the ladder of emanations. Hence they are humanityM-bM-^@M-^Ys teachers or guardian angels, made by theology into evil spirits, and contrasted with archangels, their own supreme and primordial essences. These beings are concerned with a kind of hypostatic action or a transference of consciousness, vitality, and force from a higher to lower planes through various vehicles or sheaths in which the descending ray clothes itself on the different planes of the universe that it traverses.

Arthur, King (Welsh) A dual figure: historical ruler who held up for forty years or so the Saxon incursions; said to have passed (not died) at or after the Battle of Camlan (540 AD). The mythological Arthur was the son of Uther Pendragon, or Uthr Ben, the Wonderful Head. In Prydwen, his Ship of Glass, he made an expedition into Annwn (the underworld) to obtain the Pair Dadeni, or cauldron of reincarnation, the symbol of initiation. As the king that was and shall be, he appears in the Welsh version of the coming of the Kalki-avatara, which will come to pass at the end of the present yuga. After Camlan he was taken to Ynys Afallen (Apple-tree Island), to be healed of his wounds and to await his return. But the apple tree of the island, as we see in the 6th-century poem M-bM-^@M-^\AfallenanM-bM-^@M-^] by Myrddin Gwyllt, is the Tree of Wisdom. The poem tells how the tree had to be hidden and guarded, but the time would come when it should be known again: then Arthur would return, and Cadwalaor, and then M-bM-^@M-^\shall Wales rejoice; bright shall be her dragon (leader). The horns of joy shall sound the Song of Peace and serenity. Before the Child of the Sun, bold in his courses, evil shall be rooted out. Bards shall triumph.M-bM-^@M-^]

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

Asceticism: (Gr. askesis, exercise) The view -- now and then appearing in conjunction with religion, particularly the Christian and Buddhistic one, or the striving for personal perfection or salvation, for self and others -- that the body is an evil and a detriment to a moral, spiritual, and god-pleasing life. Hence the negative adjustments to natural functions, desires, and even needs, manifesting themselves in abnegation of pleasures, denial of enjoyments, non-gratification of the senses, stifling of physical cravings, as well as self-torture which is meant to allay or kill off physical and worldly longings by destroying their root, in preparation for a happier, perhaps desireless future, in a post mortem existence. -- K.F.L.

Asceticism: The view that the physical body is an evil and a detriment to a righteous moral and spiritual life, and that through moderation or renunciation of the things generally considered pleasant, one can reach a higher spiritual state or degree of enlightenment. Also, the practice of this belief.

Ashen and Langhan (Kolarian) Ceremonies for casting out evil spirits, similar to the Christian exorcism, used by the Kolarian tribes in India (TG 34).

A similar effect may be produced in an unborn child by something which happens to the mother. A mental picture, an astral form, and a physical form are three linked stages in a series; which explains how a sorcerer can use his imagination for his evil purposes, and how the imagination of a mother can affect the body of the unborn child.

asivam ::: evil.

  "As long as we live in the ignorant seeming, we are the ego and are subject to the modes of Nature. Enslaved to appearances, bound to the dualities, tossed between good and evil, sin and virtue, grief and joy, pain and pleasure, good fortune and ill fortune, success and failure, we follow helplessly the iron or gilt and iron round of the wheel of Maya.M-bM-^@M-^] *The Synthesis of Yoga

asM-LM-^Aiva (ashiva) ::: inauspicious, evil. asiva

Asmodeus (Hebrew) M-bM-^@M-^YAshmM-DM-^Udai Covetous; an evil demon in later Jewish tradition, son of Naamah (sister of Tubal-cain) and Shamdon. The spirit of lust and anger, he is king of demons, with Lilith as queen, and is sometimes associated with Beelzebub, Azrael (Angel of Death), and Abbadon. In the Talmud he is connected with the legends of Solomon, where he is the destroyer of matrimonial happiness and is forced to help in building the temple. But his description in the apocryphal book of Tobit (3:8), where he is rendered harmless by Tobias and captured by the angel Raphael, is most likely the basis for modern writers (cf IU 2:482). Possibly taken from Zend aeshma-daeva with daeva meaning ethereal being, cosmic spirit.

As the Hebrew words for serpent and brass are the same when the Massoretic points are omitted (N H SH), some have sought for an interpretation by referring to the Evil One, called by the later Jews and Qabbalaistic Christians the Deprived (Nahash), but the fiery serpents M-bM-^@M-^\were the Seraphim, each one of which, as Isaiah shows (vi. 2), M-bM-^@M-^Xhad six wingsM-bM-^@M-^Y; they are the symbols of Jehovah, and of all the other Demiurgi who produce out of themselves six sons or likenesses M-bM-^@M-^T Seven with their Creator. Thus, the Brazen Serpent is Jehovah, the chief of the M-bM-^@M-^Xfiery serpentsM-bM-^@M-^Y M-bM-^@M-^] (SD 2:387n).

astray ::: 1. Away from the correct path or direction. 2. Away from the right or good, as in thought or behaviour; straying to or into wrong or evil ways.

asubham ::: evil, defect.

Asura (Sanskrit) Asura [from the verbal root as to breathe] A title frequently given to the hierarch or supreme spirit of our universe, as being the primal M-bM-^@M-^\BreatherM-bM-^@M-^]; also a class of spiritual-intellectual beings. In Hinduism it commonly signifies elemental and evil gods or demons. M-bM-^@M-^\Primarily in the Rig-Veda, the M-bM-^@M-^XAsurasM-bM-^@M-^Y are shown as spiritual divine beings; their etymology is derived from asu (breath), the M-bM-^@M-^XBreath of God,M-bM-^@M-^Y and they mean the same as the Supreme Spirit or the Zoroastrian Ahura. It is later on, for purposes of theology and dogma, that they are shown issuing from BrahmaM-bM-^@M-^Ys thigh, and that their name began to be derived from a privative, and sura, god (solar deities), or not-a-god, and that they became the enemies of the godsM-bM-^@M-^] (SD 2:59).

ASURA. ::: Titan; a being of ignorant egoism as opposed to the Deva or god, who is a being of Light; sons of Darkness and Division.
Asuras are really the dark side of the mental, or more strictly, of the vital mind plane. This mind is the very field of the Asuras. Their main characteristic is egoistic strength and struggle, which refuse the higher law. The Asura has self-control, tapas, and intelligence, but all that for the sake of his ego.
There are no Asuras on the higher planes where the Truth prevails, except in the Vedic sense -M-bM-^@M-^\ the Divine in its strength M-bM-^@M-^\. The mental and vital Asuras are only a deviation of that power.
There are two kinds of Asuras - one kind were divine in their origin but have fallen from their divinity by self-will and opposition to the intention of the Divine; they are spoken in the Hindu scriptures as the former or earlier gods; these can be converted and their conversion is indeed necessary for the ultimate purpose of the universe. But the ordinary Asura is not of this character, is not an evolutionary but a typal being and represents a fixed principle of the creation which does not evolve or change and is not intended to do so. These Asuras, as also the other hostile beings, Rakshasas, Pishachas and others resemble the devils of the Christian tradition and oppose the divine intention and the evolutionary purpose in the human being; they donM-bM-^@M-^Yt change the purpose in them for which they exist which is evil, but have to be destroyed like the evil. The Asura has no soul, no psychic being which has to evolve to a higher state; he has only an ego and usually a very powerful ego; he has a mind, sometimes even a highly intellectual mind; but the basis of his thinking and feeling is vital and not mental, at the service of his desire and not truth. He is a formation assumed by the life-principle for a particular kind of work and not a divine formation or soul.
Some kinds of Asuras are very religious, very fanatical about their religion, very strict about rules of ethical conduct. There are others who use spiritual ideas without believing in them to give them a perverted twist and delude the sadhaka.

asuric. :::diabolical; evil

As with so many cosmic powers and their symbols, these other gods have been relegated in Judaism and Christianity to the position of evil powers hostile to mankind, to be fled from instead of revered, or ruled as obedient helpers when inferior to the human status. The whole idea of the Adversary or Devil is enshrined in the word daemones. But fallen angels, represented as rebels against God, were merely performing their natural duty in evolution by forming the lower worlds. As personification of evil, the word can only be truthfully applied to those beings that man himself, by his evil thoughts and passions, has generated to hover in the lowest strata of the astral light or haunt kama-loka. However, the ancient Greeks and Romans themselves drew a sharp distinction between the daemones of more ethereal type, truly spiritual beings, and the lower earth-haunting daemones who were distinctly denizens of the lower astral and physical realms, and which the ancients dreaded M-bM-^@M-^T with reason M-bM-^@M-^T far more than modern Christians have ever done. See also AGATHODAEMON

A symbol of force, very often a hostile or evil force of the vital plane.

A Syriac amulet. Gabriel on a white horse spearing the body of the devil-woman (evil eye). British Museum

Atarpi or Atarpi-nisi (Chaldean) The man; in the Babylonian account of Genesis, a pious person who prayed to the god Hea to remove the evil of drought and other things before the deluge is sent. In answer to this prayer, M-bM-^@M-^\Hea announces his resolve to destroy the people he created, which he does by a delugeM-bM-^@M-^] (TG 41-2).

Ate: In Roman mythology, daughter of Jupiter, goddess of revenge and all evil, inciter of mankind to evil thoughts and deeds.

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

At the top of the rod in the Greek version is a knob, in the earlier Egyptian form a serpentM-bM-^@M-^Ys head, from which spring a pair of wings. From the central head between the wings grew the heads of the entwined serpents (spirit and matter), which descended along the tree of life, crossing the neutral laya-centers between the different planes of being, to manifest where the two tails joined on earth (SD 1:549-50). The analogy is found in every known cosmogony, all of which begin with a circle, head, or egg surrounded by darkness. From this circle of infinity M-bM-^@M-^T the unknown All M-bM-^@M-^T comes forth the manifestations of spirit and matter. The emblem of the evolution of gods and atoms is shown by the two forces, positive and negative, ascending and descending and meeting. Its symbology is directly connected with the globes of the planetary chain and the circulations of the beings or life-waves on these globes, as well as with the human constitution and the afterdeath states. Significantly, in ancient Greek mythology, Hermes is the psychopomp, psychagog, or conductor of souls after death to the various inner spheres of the universe, such as the Elysian Plains or the Meads of Asphodel. The Caduceus also signifies the dual aspect of wisdom by its twin serpents, Agathodaimon and Kakodaimon, good and evil in a relative sense.

augment ::: v. t. --> To enlarge or increase in size, amount, or degree; to swell; to make bigger; as, to augment an army by reeforcements; rain augments a stream; impatience augments an evil.
To add an augment to. ::: v. i. --> To increase; to grow larger, stronger, or more intense;

A universal myth is that of the sun god fighting the dragon and eventually worsting it, which represents the descent of spirit into matter and the eventual sublimation of matter by spirit in the ascending arc of evolution. There are Bel (and later Merodach) and the dragon Tiamat in Babylonia and with the Hebrews; Fafnir in Scandinavia; Chozzar with the Peratae Gnostics; among the Greeks Python conquered by Apollo and the two serpents killed by Hercules at his birth; the fight between Ahti and the evil serpent in the Kalevala; and many other such stories. In the Christian Apocalypse the dragon plays a great part, but it has been often misinterpreted as evil just as Satan or the Devil has been imagined as the foe of divinity and humanity. Cosmologically, all dragons and serpents slain by their adversaries are the unregulated or chaotic cosmic principles bought to order by the spiritual sun gods or formative cosmic powers. The dragon is the demiurge, the establisher or former of our planet and of all that pertains to it M-bM-^@M-^T neither good nor bad, but its differentiated aspects in nature make it assume one or the other character.

Avadhuta (Sanskrit) AvadhM-EM-+ta [from ava-dhM-EM-+ to shake off] Shaken off, dispelled, rejected, as applied to evil spirits or enemies; also applied to plants shaken by the wind. As a noun, one who has shaken off himself worldly feeling and shackling ties. Also one of the six degrees or stages of asceticism.

avenge ::: v. t. --> To take vengeance for; to exact satisfaction for by punishing the injuring party; to vindicate by inflicting pain or evil on a wrongdoer.
To treat revengefully; to wreak vengeance on. ::: v. i. --> To take vengeance.

Avesa (Sanskrit) M-DM-^@veM-EM-^[a [from M-DM-^A-viM-EM-^[ to enter into] An entering, entrance, or taking possession of, as in the instance of an obsession; in later times used to denote a fit of anger or demoniacal frenzy. In occult literature used for the temporary occupancy of a human body for specific purposes by an adept, or to refer to an avatara during the presence of the divine influence on earth. Thus it is similar in meaning to the Tibetan tulku. Avesa, therefore, means the taking possession of, or temporary imbodiment in, a body, human or other, by an outside entity or power, whether divine or evil.

Avichi (Sanskrit) AvM-DM-+ci [from a not + vM-DM-+ci waves, pleasure] Waveless, having no waves or movement; without happiness; without repose. M-bM-^@M-^\A generalized term for places of evil realizations, but not of M-bM-^@M-^XpunishmentM-bM-^@M-^Y in the Christian sense; where the will for evil, and the unsatisfied evil longings for pure selfishness, find their chance for expansion M-bM-^@M-^T and final extinction of the entity itself. Avichi has many degrees or grades. Nature has all things in her; if she has heavens where good and true men find rest and peace and bliss, so has she other spheres and states where gravitate those who must find an outlet for the evil passions burning within. They, at the end of their avichi, go to pieces and are ground over and over, and vanish away finally like a shadow before the sunlight in the air M-bM-^@M-^T ground over in NatureM-bM-^@M-^Ys laboratoryM-bM-^@M-^] (OG 16-17).

Avichi(Sanskrit) ::: A word, the general meaning of which is "waveless," having no waves or movement,suggesting the stagnation of life and being in immobility; it also means "without happiness" or "withoutrepose." A generalized term for places of evil realizations, but not of punishment in the Christian sense;where the will for evil, and the unsatisfied evil longings for pure selfishness, find their chance forexpansion -- and final extinction of the entity itself. Avichi has many degrees or grades. Nature has allthings in her; if she has heavens where good and true men find rest and peace and bliss, so has she otherspheres and states where gravitate those who must find an outlet for the evil passions burning within.They, at the end of their avichi, go to pieces and are ground over and over, and vanish away finally like ashadow before the sunlight in the air -- ground over in nature's laboratory. (See also Eighth Sphere)

Azazel (Hebrew) M-bM-^@M-^XAzM-DM-^AM-bM-^@M-^YzM-DM-^Sl [from M-bM-^@M-^XazM-DM-^Az to be firm, strong, powerful (or from M-bM-^@M-^XM-DM-^Sz goat) + M-bM-^@M-^XM-DM-^Sl divinity, god] Also Azaziel, Azazyel. God of victory; equivalent of Greek Prometheus, he was chief of the M-bM-^@M-^Yishin (Chaldean) or M-bM-^@M-^Yishim (Hebrew), men-spirits who, according to the Zohar, mixed themselves with mortal men, having come to earth to do so (Genesis 6:2-4). The M-bM-^@M-^Yishin are chained on a mountain in the desert, which means that they undergo descent into material life and confinement in incarnation. Azazel and the six other M-bM-^@M-^Yishin teach humankind to make weapons and utensils, and impart the knowledge of various other arts. These seven were the first instructors of the fourth root-race. The story is a form of the universal myth which represents the descent of the manasaputras and, as usual, the god of might or victory has been turned into a god of evil, his benefits into seductions, and his chivalrous sacrifice into a rebellion. He was, like Baphomet, turned into a goat M-bM-^@M-^T the scapegoat of the Old Testament, whose name in the Hebrew is Azazel. The goat in ancient animal symbology signified regeneration and reproductive power, hence strength, might.

Babel (Hebrew) BM-DM-^AbM-DM-^Ah The inner meaning of the Tower of Babel, by which it was hoped that divinity might be reached or attained, is a house of initiation, a gate, portal, opening, or entrance to the divine. The physical tower was both the building set aside to house and protect the initiation chambers, together with the ceremonies that take place in them, and an architectural emblem to signify a raising up towards heaven. The tower may have either a divine or evil significance, either haughty pride and self-sufficiency or spiritual aspiration. Similar is the lightning-struck tower of the Tarot cards, and the Arabian Nights story of the man who built a palace completely except only for a rocM-bM-^@M-^Ys egg to hang in the dome, and when the egg is thus hung, the whole palace collapses. The work of the black magician, building from below upwards, is impermanent and, when it strikes the sky, is blasted. If such a tower and system be followed by adepts of the left-hand path for ultimate and foredestined confusion, it is one thing; but if the tower and its inner mysteries be in the charge of adepts of the right-hand path, it is another. The concentration of the narrator in the Bible concerning the Tower of Babel seems to have been entirely upon its aspect of left-hand magic.

babel ::: M-bM-^@M-^\The legend of the Tower of Babel speaks of the diversity of tongues as a curse laid on the race; but whatever its disadvantages, and they tend more and more to be minimised by the growth of civilisation and increasing intercourse, it has been rather a blessing than a curse, a gift to mankind rather than a disability laid upon it. The purposeless exaggeration of anything is always an evil, and an excessive pullulation of varying tongues that serve no purpose in the expression of a real diversity of spirit and culture is certainly a stumbling-block rather than a help: but this excess, though it existed in the past, is hardly a possibility of the future. The tendency is rather in the opposite direction. In former times diversity of language helped to create a barrier to knowledge and sympathy, was often made the pretext even of an actual antipathy and tended to a too rigid division. The lack of sufficient interpenetration kept up both a passive want of understanding and a fruitful crop of active misunderstandings. But this was an inevitable evil of a particular stage of growth, an exaggeration of the necessity that then existed for the vigorous development of strongly individualised group-souls in the human race. These disadvantages have not yet been abolished, but with closer intercourse and the growing desire of men and nations for the knowledge of each otherM-bM-^@M-^Ys thought and spirit and personality, they have diminished and tend to diminish more and more and there is no reason why in the end they should not become inoperative.M-bM-^@M-^] The Human Cycle

babel ::: "The reference is to the mythological story of the construction of the Tower of Babel, which appears to be an attempt to explain the diversity of human languages. According to Genesis, the Babylonians wanted to make a name for themselves by building a mighty city and tower M-bM-^@M-^Xwith its top in the heavens". God disrupted the work by so confusing the language of the workers that they could no longer understand one another. The tower was never completed and the people were dispersed over the face of the earth.M-bM-^@M-^] (Encyclopaedia Britannica) Glossary and Index of Proper Names in Sri Aurobindo"s Works     Sri Aurobindo: "The legend of the Tower of Babel speaks of the diversity of tongues as a curse laid on the race; but whatever its disadvantages, and they tend more and more to be minimised by the growth of civilisation and increasing intercourse, it has been rather a blessing than a curse, a gift to mankind rather than a disability laid upon it. The purposeless exaggeration of anything is always an evil, and an excessive pullulation of varying tongues that serve no purpose in the expression of a real diversity of spirit and culture is certainly a stumbling-block rather than a help: but this excess, though it existed in the past, is hardly a possibility of the future. The tendency is rather in the opposite direction. In former times diversity of language helped to create a barrier to knowledge and sympathy, was often made the pretext even of an actual antipathy and tended to a too rigid division. The lack of sufficient interpenetration kept up both a passive want of understanding and a fruitful crop of active misunderstandings. But this was an inevitable evil of a particular stage of growth, an exaggeration of the necessity that then existed for the vigorous development of strongly individualised group-souls in the human race. These disadvantages have not yet been abolished, but with closer intercourse and the growing desire of men and nations for the knowledge of each other"s thought and spirit and personality, they have diminished and tend to diminish more and more and there is no reason why in the end they should not become inoperative.M-bM-^@M-^] The Human Cycle

backbite ::: v. i. --> To wound by clandestine detraction; to censure meanly or spitefully (an absent person); to slander or speak evil of (one absent).
To censure or revile the absent.

bad ::: imp. --> Bade. ::: superl. --> Wanting good qualities, whether physical or moral; injurious, hurtful, inconvenient, offensive, painful, unfavorable, or defective, either physically or morally; evil; vicious; wicked; -- the opposite of good; as, a bad man; bad conduct; bad habits; bad soil; bad

Balder: In the Norse mythology, the son of Odin and Frigga, the god of peace; he was slain by Hoder, acting as an unintentional and unwitting tool of the evil Loki.

bale ::: 1. Evil. 2. Woe, suffering, pain; 3. Mental suffering, anguish.

bale ::: n. --> A bundle or package of goods in a cloth cover, and corded for storage or transportation; also, a bundle of straw / hay, etc., put up compactly for transportation.
Misery; calamity; misfortune; sorrow.
Evil; an evil, pernicious influence; something causing great injury. ::: v. t.

bare metal 1. New computer hardware, unadorned with such snares and delusions as an {operating system}, an {HLL}, or even {assembler}. Commonly used in the phrase "programming on the bare metal", which refers to the arduous work of {bit bashing} needed to create these basic tools for a new computer. Real bare-metal programming involves things like building {boot PROMs} and {BIOS} chips, implementing basic {monitors} used to test {device drivers}, and writing the assemblers that will be used to write the compiler back ends that will give the new computer a real development environment. 2. "Programming on the bare metal" is also used to describe a style of {hand-hacking} that relies on bit-level peculiarities of a particular hardware design, especially tricks for speed and space optimisation that rely on crocks such as overlapping instructions (or, as in the famous case described in {The Story of Mel}, interleaving of opcodes on a magnetic drum to minimise fetch delays due to the device's rotational latency). This sort of thing has become less common as the relative costs of programming time and computer resources have changed, but is still found in heavily constrained environments such as industrial embedded systems, and in the code of hackers who just can't let go of that low-level control. See {Real Programmer}. In the world of personal computing, bare metal programming is often considered a {Good Thing}, or at least a necessary evil (because these computers have often been sufficiently slow and poorly designed to make it necessary; see {ill-behaved}). There, the term usually refers to bypassing the BIOS or OS interface and writing the application to directly access device registers and computer addresses. "To get 19.2 kilobaud on the serial port, you need to get down to the bare metal." People who can do this sort of thing well are held in high regard. [{Jargon File}]

beast ::: 1. An animal other than a human, especially a large four-footed mammal. 2. Fig. Animal nature as opposed to intellect or spirit. 3. A large wild animal. 4. A domesticated animal used by man. (Sri Aurobindo also employs the word as an adj.) beast"s, Beast"s, beasts, wild-beast. ::: M-bM-^@M-^Tthe Beast. Applied to the devil and evil spirits.

Because self-destruction, so called, is always wrong, and an unwarrantable and violent interference with the orderly processes of nature, the act is bound to bring disharmony and trouble for all concerned. But in laying down general laws we must always allow for specific instances, for there is no dogmatic hard-and-fast rule in these matters. Suicides among themselves differ enormously as between the cowardly and selfish act of an evil person, the uncontrolled act of the insane, and the utterly mistaken but perhaps even compassionate act of one who thinks that by suicide he can aid others. These extremes are simply enormous, and nature which in its actions is perfect justice, albeit automatic, watches over and protects, as far as natural laws permit, these last cases of sincere but erroneous belief or thought, born of ignorance. We dare not judge in default of full knowledge of the karmic heritage, or the deeper causes which culminated in the act.

bedevil ::: v. t. --> To throw into utter disorder and confusion, as if by the agency of evil spirits; to bring under diabolical influence; to torment.
To spoil; to corrupt.

beelzebub ::: n. --> The title of a heathen deity to whom the Jews ascribed the sovereignty of the evil spirits; hence, the Devil or a devil. See Baal.

Belial (Hebrew) BM-DM-^UliyyaM-bM-^@M-^Xal [from bM-DM-^UlM-DM-+ nothing, not + yaM-bM-^@M-^Xal worth, profit, use] Worthless, signifying wickedness; also a wicked man, a destroyer, a waster. A name given by Hebrew and Christian demonologists to the aggregate of evil astral forces or influences, some of them partaking of an individualized type, whose influence is always pernicious to humans, and association with which is invariably immoral because suggestive of evil. It is a name personifying these astral entities of evil.

belial ::: n. --> An evil spirit; a wicked and unprincipled person; the personification of evil.

Benthamism: Name conventionally given to the utilitarianism of Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832) who regarded the greatest happiness of the greatest number as the supreme ethical goal of human society and individual men. The morality of men's actions is determined experimentally by their utility, which means the power of an action to produce happiness. The moral quality of any action is estimated in accordance with its pleasant or painful consequences, for the sovereign masters of man are pleasure, the only good, and, pain, the only evil. Ethics becomes a matter of calculation of consequences. -- J.J.R.

". . . evil is the fruit of a spiritual ignorance and it will disappear only by the growth of a spiritual consciousness and the light of spiritual knowledge.M-bM-^@M-^] The Life Divine

Bewitchment: An evil spell cast, or an illness caused, by a witch, sorcerer or black magician.

Bhagat (Hindi) A religious mendicant or devotee; M-bM-^@M-^\one who exorcises evil spiritsM-bM-^@M-^] (TG 56).

Bhuta(s)(Sanskrit) ::: The past participle of the verb-root bhu, meaning "to be," or "to become"; hence bhutasliterally means "has beens" -- entities that have lived and passed on. The bhutas are "shells" from whichall that is spiritual and intellectual has fled: all that was the real entity has fled from this shell, and naughtis left but a decaying astral corpse. The bhutas are the spooks, ghosts, simulacra, reliquiae, of dead men;in other words, the astral dregs and remnants of human beings. They are the "shades" of the ancients, thepale and ghostly phantoms living in the astral world, or the astral copies of the men that were; and thedistinction between the bhuta and the kama-rupa is very slight.Bereft of all that pertains to the real entity, the genuine man, the bhuta is as much a corpse in the astralrealms as is the decaying physical body left behind at physical death; and consequently, astral orpsychical intercourse of any kind with these shells is productive only of evil. The bhutas, althoughbelonging in the astral world, are magnetically attracted to physical localities similar in type to theremnants of impulses still inhering in them. The bhuta of a drunkard is attracted to wine cellars andtaverns; the bhuta of one who has lived a lewd life is attracted to localities sympathetic to it; the thin andtenuous bhuta of a good man is similarly attracted to less obnoxious and evil places. All over the ancientworld and throughout most of even the modern world these eidola or "images" of dead men have beenfeared and dreaded, and relations of any kind with them have been consistently and universally avoided.(See also Eidolon)

Bhutavat (Sanskrit) BhM-EM-+tavat [from the verbal root bhM-EM-+ to be, become] What has become; applicable to those seeds of cosmic being which through evolutionary unfolding in previous manvantaras remain as crystallized seeds through the cosmic pralaya, to blossom forth into the unfolding universe at the opening of the succeeding manvantara. As the term has reference to what is not pure unevolved spirit, in archaic mythology it often bears the meaning of limitation or restriction, and therefore is frequently looked upon as being evil because it is not pure spirit.

Bhuta-vidya or Bhuta-vijnana (Sanskrit) BhM-EM-+ta-vidyM-DM-^A, BhM-EM-+ta-vijM-CM-1M-DM-^Ana [from bhM-EM-+ta has been, kama-lokic spooks + vidyM-DM-^A, vijM-CM-1M-DM-^Ana knowledge] The knowledge of evil beings, demonology; hence, the art of exorcising, treating, and curing demoniac possession M-bM-^@M-^T one of the branches of ancient medicine. Bhuta in ancient usage, while including what medieval Europeans called demons, refers to what in theosophy is called elementaries and other denizens of the astral realms M-bM-^@M-^T commonly of human origination, but sometimes astral rejects of the animal kingdom. See also AYUR VEDA

Bielbog: Literally white god; in Slavonic mythology, the power of good opposed to the power of evil (Czarnobog).

Birth rites: The ceremonies practiced by ancient peoples, contemporary primitive tribes, etc., at the birth of a child, to cleanse both the mother and the new-born infant from the impurities of child-birth, to protect the infant from evil spirits and to give him strength and good fortune.

Black shaman: A shaman (q.v.) who concerns himself exclusively with spirits, demons, and other evil or malignant powers.

blasphemy ::: n. --> An indignity offered to God in words, writing, or signs; impiously irreverent words or signs addressed to, or used in reference to, God; speaking evil of God; also, the act of claiming the attributes or prerogatives of deity.
Figuratively, of things held in high honor: Calumny; abuse; vilification.

Boehme, Jacob: (1575-1624) Of Gorlitz, was the son of poor parents, received little formal schooling, studied the Bible and the works of Pastor Valentine Weigel assiduously. He became noted as a mystic, theosophist, and in his own day was called the German Philosopher. He wrote in German but his early followers translated his works into Latin, hence it is difficult to distinguish his personal thought from that of his school. He thought that all reality, even God, contains a duality of good and evil, the universe and man's soul are nothing without God. He has had much influence on later German and Russian mysticism. Chief works: Aurora, Vierzig Fragen von der Seele, Mysterium Magnum, Von der Gnadenwahl. Deussen, J. Boehme, uber sein Leben u. seine Philos. (Kiel, 1897). -- V.J.B.

Bogle: A name used in Scotland for an evil spirit.

Brahma-Rudra (Sanskrit) BrahmM-DM-^A-Rudra A title of Siva as the terrific destroyer of the evil in human passions and of evil in a physical sense. See also RUDRA

Brother of the left-hand path: An initiate in occultism who works for the forces of evil and opposes the Divine Will, practices black magic, necromancy, etc.

Buddhi (Sanskrit) Buddhi [from the verbal root budh to awaken, enlighten, know] The spiritual soul, the faculty of discriminating, the channel through which streams divine inspiration from the atman to the ego, and therefore that faculty which enables us to discern between good and evil M-bM-^@M-^T spiritual conscience. The qualities of the buddhic principle when awakened are higher judgment, instant understanding, discrimination, intuition, love that has no bounds, and consequent universal forgiveness.

Bullroarer: An instrument of defensive magic used by the Australian aborigines, also by the Navajo Indians; when whirled, it makes a sound like thunder which is believed to frighten evil spirits.

But at the same time there is a fivefold grouping which in contrast with the sevenfold denotes evil and imperfection (cf SD 2:575-6).

cacodemon ::: n. --> An evil spirit; a devil or demon.
The nightmare.

calamity ::: n. --> Any great misfortune or cause of misery; -- generally applied to events or disasters which produce extensive evil, either to communities or individuals.
A state or time of distress or misfortune; misery.

calumniate ::: v. t. --> To accuse falsely and maliciously of a crime or offense, or of something disreputable; to slander; to libel. ::: v. i. --> To propagate evil reports with a design to injure the reputation of another; to make purposely false charges of some offense or crime.

Catalepsy (Greek) katalepsis [from kata down + lambanein to seize] A psychomotor condition of morbid sleep, associated with a peculiar plastic rigidity of the muscles which may be made to assume strained attitudes and retain them for an indefinite time. There is more or less profound loss of consciousness and of the skin sensibility. The origin of the name reflects the ancient view that the attacks are due to the sudden seizure of the victim by some supernatural influence, such as an evil spirit; the causes assigned by medical writers are extremely varied and oftentimes absurd. The cataleptic state may occur in attacks of epilepsy, hysteria, chronic alcoholism, in various functional and organic mental and nervous diseases, and in that variety of dementia praecox known as catatonia. This list of diseases, characterized by general nervous and emotional instability, suggests the rationale of the ancient view that catalepsy is one of the many types of astral obsession. Textbook descriptions of typical cases are consistent pictures of an abnormal displacement of the conscious human ego whose helpless body then is subjected to purposeless, unnatural, and strained conditions and attitudes by some low-grade astral entity.

caution ::: n. --> A careful attention to the probable effects of an act, in order that failure or harm may be avoided; prudence in regard to danger; provident care; wariness.
Security; guaranty; bail.
Precept or warning against evil of any kind; exhortation to wariness; advice; injunction. ::: v. t.

charmed ::: 1. Delighted or fascinated. 2. Marked by good fortune or privilege. 3. Protected from evil and harm as by a magical power vested in an amulet, etc. 4. Filled with wonder and delight.

Charvaka (Sanskrit) CM-DM-^ArvM-DM-^Aka A rakshasa (demon) who in the Mahabharata was a friend of Duryodhana, chief of the Kurus, and hence an enemy of the Pandavas. When, at the conclusion of the great battle in which the Kurus were defeated, King Yudhishthira entered Hastinapura in triumph, Charvaka assumed the form of a Brahmin and reviled the king. YudhishthiraM-bM-^@M-^Ys Brahmins discovered the imposture and reduced Charvaka to ashes with the fire of their eyes, M-bM-^@M-^\i.e., magnetically by means of what is called in Occultism the M-bM-^@M-^Xblack glanceM-bM-^@M-^Y or evil eyeM-bM-^@M-^] (TG 79).

Chenresi (Tibetan) spyan ras gzigs (chen-re-zi, or chen-re-si) [short for spyan ras gzigs dbang phyug (chen-re-zi-wang-chung) from spyan ras penetrating vision (cf Sanskrit avalokita) + gzigs forms (cf Sanskrit rM-EM-+pa) + dbang phyug lord (cf Sanskrit M-DM-+M-EM-^[vara)] The Lord who sees forms with his penetrating vision; translation of Sanskrit Avalokitesvara. Exoterically Chenresi is the greatest protector of Asia in general and Tibet in particular, mystically considered to have eleven heads and a thousand arms, each with an eye in the palm of the hand, these arms radiating from his body like a forest of rays: the thousand eyes representing him as on the outlook to discover distress and to succor the troubled. In this form his name is Chantong (he of the thousand eyes) and Jigtengonpo (protector and savior against evil). M-bM-^@M-^\Even the exoteric appearance of Dhyani Chenresi is suggestive of the esoteric teaching. He is evidently, like Daksha, the synthesis of all the preceding Races and the progenitor of all the human Races after the Third, the first complete one, and thus is represented as the culmination of the four primeval races in his eleven-faced form. It is a column built in four rows, each series having three faces or heads of different complexions: the three faces for each race being typical of its three fundamental physiological transformations. The first is white (moon-coloured); the second is yellow, the third, red-brown; the fourth, in which are only two faces M-bM-^@M-^T the third face being left a blank M-bM-^@M-^T (a reference to the untimely end of the Atlanteans) is brown-black. Padmapani (Daksha) is seated on the column, and forms the apexM-bM-^@M-^] (SD 2:178).

Chih chih: Extension of knowledge or achieving true knowledge through the investigation of things (ko wu) and understanding their Reason (li) to the utmost, not necessarily by investigating all things in the world, but by thoroughly investigating one thing and then more if necessary, so that the Reason in that thing, and thereby Reason in general, is understood. In Wang Yang-ming (1473-1529), it means "extension to the utmost of the mind's intuitive knowledge of good -- the knowledge of good which Mencius calls the good-evil mind and which all people have." (Neo-Confucianism). -- W.T.C.

Chiton: Burmese name for evil spirits.

Chiu: Duration, or "what reaches to different times," or "what unites past and present, morning and evening." (Neo-Mohism.) -- W.T.C Chiu ch'ou: The Nine Categories of the Grand Norm (hung fan) of ancient Confucian philosophy, consisting of the Five Elements (wu hsing), the reverent practice of the five functions (of personal appearance, speech, vision, hearing, and thought), the intensive application of the eight governmental measures, the harmonious use of the five regulations of time, the establishment of the royal standard, the orderly practice of the three virtues, the intelligent practice of divination, the thoughtful following of various indications, and the rewarding with five kinds of good and punishment with six forms of evil. -- W.T.C.

Churning of the Ocean The agitation of milk, separating the uniform fluid into butter and buttermilk, is used as a figure with various applications, but chiefly to a stage in cosmogenesis when the one cosmic substance becomes differentiated into the M-bM-^@M-^\cosmic curds.M-bM-^@M-^] By this churning, according to the Hindu tale, is produced amrita, the cosmic soma, the fluid of immortality; but inevitably at the same time is produced visha (poison), this being the polar qualities in the cosmic forces, and likewise in ethics good and evil. The Ocean of Milk or Life, space, is churned by the gods; the radiant essence curdled and spread throughout the depths. It is said in the Satapatha-Brahmana that this took place in satya yuga, but the reference here is to cosmic yugas, a period before the earthM-bM-^@M-^Ys earliest formation. The allegory however may apply to the initial stages of cycles of various magnitudes, and has also astronomical and geographical applications to the formation of world-stuff out of primary matter and to the dvipas or climatic zones, whether celestial or terrestrial, which are spoken of as seas of milk or of curds.

Cihuateteo: In Aztec demonology, evil female demons, the spirits of women who died in childbirth.

Circumambulation: Ceremonial walking around an object or a person. This ritual has been and is used in many religions, mystery ceremonies, etc., and occult philosophy attributes a mystic power and significance to it. It is usually done keeping oneM-bM-^@M-^Ys right side toward the object or person encircled, to show respect, to secure protection or good fortune, etc.; walking in the reverse direction shows disrespect and is held to have evil effects.

circumspectness ::: n. --> Vigilance in guarding against evil from every quarter; caution.

Citragupta (Chitragupta) ::: [the name of an attendant of Yama who records the good and evil deeds of each man].

clandestine ::: a. --> Conducted with secrecy; withdrawn from public notice, usually for an evil purpose; kept secret; hidden; private; underhand; as, a clandestine marriage.

Cledonismantia; cledonism: The belief in and divination of the good or evil portent of certain spontaneously spoken words when meeting another person or other persons.

Clement of Alexandria, as an initiated Neoplatonist, knew that Agathodaimon was the kosmic Christos and the true spiritual savior of mankind, like Prometheus M-bM-^@M-^T an early form of the Agathodaimon teaching applied to the enlightening of the human race through the influence of an incarnating spiritual power. Opposite to him stands a Kakodaimon, the evil genius or lower serpent, the Satan who bids Christ worship him and M-bM-^@M-^\I will give thee all the kingdoms of the earth.M-bM-^@M-^] Kakodaimon is the nether or inferior aspect of Agathodaimon, kama-manas the deluder as opposed to buddhi-manas the redeemer.

cloven hoof ::: 1. A divided or cleft hoof, as in deer or cattle. 2. Evil or Satan, often depicted as a figure with cleft hooves.

Cluricane: In Irish folklore, an evil elf who usually appears in the shape of an old man; he is supposed to know where hidden treasure can be found.

collogue ::: v. i. --> To talk or confer secretly and confidentially; to converse, especially with evil intentions; to plot mischief.

complot ::: n. --> A plotting together; a confederacy in some evil design; a conspiracy. ::: v. t. & i. --> To plot or plan together; to conspire; to join in a secret design.

concupiscible ::: a. --> Exciting to, or liable to be affected by, concupiscence; provoking lustful desires.
Exciting desire, good or evil.

Confucianism (ju chia), on the other hand, advocated true manhood (jen) as the highest good, the superior man (chun tzu) as the ideal being, and cultivation of life (hsiu shen) as the supreme duty of man. It was toward this moralism and humanism that Confucius (551-479 B.C.) taught the doctrines of "chung," or being true to the principles of one's nature, and "shu," or the application of those principles in relation to others, as well as the doctrine of the Golden Mean (chung yung), i.e., "to find the central clue of our moral being and to be harmonious with the universe." Humanism was further strengthened by Mencius (371-289 B.C.) who insisted that man must develop his nature fully because benevolence (jen) and righteousness (i) are natural to his nature which is originally good, and again reinforced by Hsun Tzu (c. 335-286 BC) who, contending that human nature is evil, advocated the control of nature. Amid this antagonism between naturalism and humanism, however, both schools conceived reality as unceasing change (i) and incessant transformation, perpetually in progress due to the interaction of the active (yang) and passive (yin) cosmic principles.

Confucius taught that "it is man that can make truth great, and not truth that can make man great." Consequently he emphasized moral perfection, true manhood (jen), moral order (li) the Golden Mean (Chung Yung) and the superior man (chun tzu). To this end, knowledge must be directed, names must be rectified (cheng ming), and social relationships harmonized (wu lun). The whole program involved the investigation of things, the extension of knowledge, sincerity of the will, rectification of the heart, cultivation of the personal life, regulation of family life, national order, and finally, world peace. Mencius (371-289 B.C.) carried this further, holding that we not only should be good, but must be good, as human nature is originally good. True manhood (jen) and righteousness (i) are considered man's mind and path, respectively. Government must be established on the basis of benevolence (jen cheng) as against profit and force. Hsun Tzu (c 335-c 288 B.C.) believing human nature to be evil, stressed moral accumulation and education, especially through the rectification of names, music, and the rule of propriety (li). In the book of Chung Yung (Central Harmony, the Golden Mean, third or fourth century B.C.), the doctrine of central harmony is set forth. Our central self or moral being is conceived to be the great basis of existence and harmony or moral order is the universal law in the world. From then on, the relationship between man and the universe became one of direct correspondence. The idea of macrocosmos-rnicrocosmos relationship largely characterized the Confucianism of medieval China. The most glorious development of Confucianism is found in Neo-Confucianism, from the eleventh century to this day. For a summary of medieval Confucianism and Neo-Confucianism, see Chinese philosophy. -- W.T.C.

Conjuration: The method, act or process of summoning supernatural aid by calling on divine or evil forces, by incantation or rituals of sorcery or black magic.

Conscience: (Lat. conscientia, knowledge) Any emotionally-toned experience in which a tendency to act is inhibited by a recognition, socially conditioned, that suffering evil consequences is likely to result from acting on the impulse to act. -- A.J.B.

conspiracies ::: evil, unlawful, treacherous or surreptitious plans formulated in secret by two or more persons; plots.

conspiracy ::: n. --> A combination of men for an evil purpose; an agreement, between two or more persons, to commit a crime in concert, as treason; a plot.
A concurence or general tendency, as of circumstances, to one event, as if by agreement.
An agreement, manifesting itself in words or deeds, by which two or more persons confederate to do an unlawful act, or to use unlawful to do an act which is lawful; confederacy.

Cosmic conditioning: The ancient belief that oneM-bM-^@M-^Ys destiny upon earth is ruled by the divine power that placed the stars in the heavens; that every created thing is a result of this influence; and that the Sun is the active principle of good, and the darkness of evil.

Cosmocratores (Greek) Kosmokratores [from kosmos world + kratores lords] World lords; it occurs in Orphic literature, and in the New Testament Paul uses it of evil powers. In theosophy it is applied to the planetary regents who fabricated the solar system and who were hierarchically superior to the ones who fabricated our material earth (SD 2:23). The word is especially used in reference to three principal groups, corresponding to similar groups of dhyan-chohans and lipikas. The first group rebuilds worlds after pralaya, the second builds our planetary chain, and the third are the progenitors of humanity. Collectively they are the formative Logos, grouped under various names among different peoples, such as Osiris, Brahma-prajapati, Elohim, Adam-Qadmon, and Ormuzd. Again, M-bM-^@M-^\the Ases of Scandinavia, the rulers of the world which preceded ours, whose name means literally the M-bM-^@M-^Xpillars of the world,M-bM-^@M-^Y its M-bM-^@M-^Xsupports,M-bM-^@M-^Y are thus identical with the Greek Cosmocratores, the M-bM-^@M-^XSeven Workmen or RectorsM-bM-^@M-^Y of Pymander, the seven Rishis and Pitris of India, the seven Chaldean gods and seven evil spirits, the seven Kabalistic Sephiroth synthesized by the upper triad, and even the seven Planetary Spirits of the Christian mysticsM-bM-^@M-^] (SD 2:97). Following the plan of divine ideation they fashion systems out of primordial material, called aether, ilus, protyle, etc. The cosmocratores, as the Masons of the World, work in the vehicular or matter side of nature and receive the impress for their work from the hierarchy that works in the spirit side, the dhyani-buddhas or architects.

Cosmology: A branch of philosophy which treats of the origin and structure of the universe. It is to be contrasted with ontology or metaphysics, the study of the most general features of reality, natural and supernatural, and with the philosophy of nature, which investigates the basic laws, processes and divisions of the objects in nature. It is perhaps impossible to draw or maintain a sharp distinction between these different subjects, and treatises which profess to deal with one of them usually contain considerable material on the others. Encyclopedia, section 35), are the contingency, necessity, eternity, limitations and formal laws of the world, the freedom of man and the origin of evil. Most philosophers would add to the foregoing the question of the nature and interrelationship of space and time, and would perhaps exclude the question of the nature of freedom and the origin of evil as outside the province of cosmology. The method of investigation has usually been to accept the principles of science or the results of metaphysics and develop the consequences. The test of a cosmology most often used is perhaps that of exhibiting the degree of accordance it has with respect to both empirical fact and metaphysical truth. The value of a cosmology seems to consist primarily in its capacity to provide an ultimate frame for occurrences in nature, and to offer a demonstration of where the limits of the spatio-temporal world are, and how they might be transcended.

craftily ::: done skillfully in underhand or evil schemes; cunningly; deceitfully; slyly.

crime ::: an evil act; serious offense, especially one in violation of morality or law. crimes.

croaker ::: n. --> One who croaks, murmurs, grumbles, or complains unreasonably; one who habitually forebodes evil.
A small American fish (Micropogon undulatus), of the Atlantic coast.
An American fresh-water fish (Aplodinotus grunniens); -- called also drum.
The surf fish of California.

croak ::: v. i. --> To make a low, hoarse noise in the throat, as a frog, a raven, or a crow; hence, to make any hoarse, dismal sound.
To complain; especially, to grumble; to forebode evil; to utter complaints or forebodings habitually. ::: v. t. --> To utter in a low, hoarse voice; to announce by croaking;

Crocodile [from Greek champsai, Egyptian emsehiu] In Egypt deified under the name of Sebak (or Sebeq). The principal seat of this worship was the city Crocodilopolis (Arsinoe) where great numbers of mummified beasts have been exhumed. When the canals became dry, the crocodiles would wander about the fields and make such havoc that they were naturally associated with the powers of destruction and evil, the principal malefactor of the pantheon being Set or Typhon. The ancient Egyptians did not regard Set or Typhon, and the crocodile which represented him, as the enemy, the destroyer. In fact, in the earlier dynasties Typhon was one of the most powerful and venerated of the divinities, giving blessings, life, and inspiration to the people, and in especial perhaps to the Royal House or rulers of Egypt. The reason lay in the fact that the earlier mythology showed Typhon or Set mystically as the shadow of Osiris, the god of light and wisdom M-bM-^@M-^T Typhon or Set being the alter ego or more material aspect of Osiris himself. M-bM-^@M-^\The Crocodile is the Egyptian dragon. It was the dual symbol of Heaven and Earth, of Sun and Moon, and was made sacred, in consequence of its amphibious nature, to Osiris and IsisM-bM-^@M-^] (SD 1:409). The crocodile was also named as one of the signs of the zodiac, the regency of which was connected with a group of lofty beings, whose M-bM-^@M-^\abode is in CapricornusM-bM-^@M-^] (SD 1:219).

crying ::: p. pr. & vb. n. --> of Cry ::: a. --> Calling for notice; compelling attention; notorious; heinous; as, a crying evil.

curse ::: n. 1. The expression of a wish that misfortune, evil, doom, etc., befall a person, group, etc. 2. A formula or charm intended to cause such misfortune to another. 3. An evil brought or inflicted upon one. 4. The cause of evil, misfortune, or trouble. 5. A profane or obscene expression or oath. curses. v. 6. To wish harm upon; invoke evil upon. 7. To invoke supernatural powers to bring harm to (someone or something). cursed.

Cythraul (Welsh) The principle of evil, later personified as the Devil.

Czarnobog: Literally black god. In Slavonic mythology, the evil deity, the power of evil fighting the good deity (Bielbog).

Daemon Est Deus Inversus (Latin) Daemon is divinity inverted; more commonly, the Devil is God inverted. An ancient Hermetic, and later Qabbalistic, aphorism referring to that polar power which is required by the equilibrium and harmony in nature. The One, when manifested, becomes Two, and from the Two are unfolded or evolved all the sequence of manifest existence. Spirit and matter, good and evil, as distinct conceptions exist only by their mutual contrast. There is no evil per se, but the human notion of essential evil arises from our inability to take in the whole at a single glance.

Dakini (Sanskrit) M-aM-8M-^LM-DM-^AkinM-DM-+ Female demons, vampires, and blood-drinkers, feeding on human flesh, attendant upon Kali, the consort of Siva; a type of evil elemental. Outside of mythologic explanations, the dakinis may be said to be one type of advanced elemental beings. M-bM-^@M-^\But with the Fourth Race we reach the purely human period. Those who were hitherto semi-divine Beings, self-imprisoned in bodies which were human only in appearance, became physiologically changed and took unto themselves wives who were entirely human and fair to look at, but in whom lower, more material, though sidereal, beings had incarnated. These beings in female forms (Lilith is the prototype of these in the Jewish traditions) are called in the esoteric accounts M-bM-^@M-^XKhadoM-bM-^@M-^Y (Dakini, in Sanskrit). Allegorical legends call the chief of these Liliths, Sangye Khado (Buddha Dakini, in Sanskrit); all are credited with the art of M-bM-^@M-^Xwalking in the air,M-bM-^@M-^Y and the greatest kindness to mortals; but no mind M-bM-^@M-^T only animal instinctM-bM-^@M-^] (SD 2:284-5). See also LILITH

danger ::: n. --> Authority; jurisdiction; control.
Power to harm; subjection or liability to penalty.
Exposure to injury, loss, pain, or other evil; peril; risk; insecurity.
Difficulty; sparingness.
Coyness; disdainful behavior. ::: v. t.

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

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

Darkness is also used to denote the shadow side of things, and hence in popular speech evil as opposed to good, ignorance to knowledge. See also DAWN; LIGHT; USHAS

Devil [from Greek diabolos slanderer, adversary; cf Italian diavolo, French diable] The Devil of the New Testament and Christian theology is an evil personality, ruling over a kingdom of evil spirits, the inveterate foe of both God and man; a fallen angel, one of the celestial host who rebelled against God and was cast out from heaven. The conception of an evil individuality is a necessary counterpart to the conception of a good personal God: evil exists, God is good and could not have made evil; therefore the devil made it, but eventually he will be overthrown, and in the meantime he fulfills GodM-bM-^@M-^Ys purpose by trying and testing mankind.

devil ::: n. --> The Evil One; Satan, represented as the tempter and spiritual of mankind.
An evil spirit; a demon.
A very wicked person; hence, any great evil.
An expletive of surprise, vexation, or emphasis, or, ironically, of negation.
A dish, as a bone with the meat, broiled and excessively peppered; a grill with Cayenne pepper.

devilry ::: n. --> Conduct suitable to the devil; extreme wickedness; deviltry.
The whole body of evil spirits.

Devils may denote various kinds of evil or partially evil entities in nature, evil because not yet sufficiently evolved to express the spiritual light within them; or entities generated from human thoughts and inhabiting the lower regions of the astral light. In the singular it may stand as a wide generalization for human selfishness and passions. Sensitives seeing these thought-impression in the astral light, may be inclined to view them as realities. See also DRAGON; LUCIFER; SATAN; SERPENT

Devil: The chief of the evil demons. In later Jewish and early Christian usage, he was identified with Satan and regarded as the source of all evil, bent upon enslaving mankind.

Devil worship: The worship, common among primitive or savage tribes and races, of evil demons. Specifically, the worship of Satan or Lucifer.

Death ::: Death occurs when a general break-up of the constitution of man takes place; nor is this break-up amatter of sudden occurrence, with the exceptions of course of such cases as mortal accidents or suicides.Death is always preceded, varying in each individual case, by a certain time spent in the withdrawal ofthe monadic individuality from an incarnation, and this withdrawal of course takes place coincidentlywith a decay of the seven-principle being which man is in physical incarnation. This decay precedesphysical dissolution, and is a preparation of and by the consciousness-center for the forthcomingexistence in the invisible realms. This withdrawal actually is a preparation for the life to come ininvisible realms, and as the septenary entity on this earth so decays, it may truly be said to beapproaching rebirth in the next sphere.Death occurs, physically speaking, with the cessation of activity of the pulsating heart. There is the lastbeat, and this is followed by immediate, instantaneous unconsciousness, for nature is very merciful inthese things. But death is not yet complete, for the brain is the last organ of the physical body really todie, and for some time after the heart has ceased beating, the brain and its memory still remain activeand, although unconsciously so, the human ego for this short length of time, passes in review every eventof the preceding life. This great or small panoramic picture of the past is purely automatic, so to say; yetthe soul-consciousness of the reincarnating ego watches this wonderful review incident by incident, areview which includes the entire course of thought and action of the life just closed. The entity is, for thetime being, entirely unconscious of everything else except this. Temporarily it lives in the past, andmemory dislodges from the akasic record, so to speak, event after event, to the smallest detail: passesthem all in review, and in regular order from the beginning to the end, and thus sees all its past life as anall-inclusive panorama of picture succeeding picture.There are very definite ethical and psychological reasons inhering in this process, for this process forms areconstruction of both the good and the evil done in the past life, and imprints this strongly as a record onthe fabric of the spiritual memory of the passing being. Then the mortal and material portions sink intooblivion, while the reincarnating ego carries the best and noblest parts of these memories into thedevachan or heaven-world of postmortem rest and recuperation. Thus comes the end called death; andunconsciousness, complete and undisturbed, succeeds, until there occurs what the ancients called thesecond death.The lower triad (prana, linga-sarira, sthula-sarira) is now definitely cast off, and the remaining quaternaryis free. The physical body of the lower triad follows the course of natural decay, and its various hosts oflife-atoms proceed whither their natural attractions draw them. The linga-sarira or model-body remains inthe astral realms, and finally fades out. The life-atoms of the prana, or electrical field, fly instantly backat the moment of physical dissolution to the natural pranic reservoirs of the planet.This leaves man, therefore, no longer a heptad or septenary entity, but a quaternary consisting of theupper duad (atma-buddhi) and the intermediate duad (manas-kama). The second death then takes place.Death and the adjective dead are mere words by which the human mind seeks to express thoughts whichit gathers from a more or less consistent observation of the phenomena of the material world. Death isdissolution of a component entity or thing. The dead, therefore, are merely dissolving bodies -- entitieswhich have reached their term on this our physical plane. Dissolution is common to all things, becauseall physical things are composite: they are not absolute things. They are born; they grow; they reachmaturity; they enjoy, as the expression runs, a certain term of life in the full bloom of their powers; thenthey "die." That is the ordinary way of expressing what men call death; and the corresponding adjectiveis dead, when we say that such things or entities are dead.Do you find death per se anywhere? No. You find nothing but action; you find nothing but movement;you find nothing but change. Nothing stands still or is annihilated. What is called death itself shouts forthto us the fact of movement and change. Absolute inertia is unknown in nature or in the human mind; itdoes not exist.

defame ::: v. t. --> To harm or destroy the good fame or reputation of; to disgrace; especially, to speak evil of maliciously; to dishonor by slanderous reports; to calumniate; to asperse.
To render infamous; to bring into disrepute.
To charge; to accuse. ::: n.

default ::: n. --> A failing or failure; omission of that which ought to be done; neglect to do what duty or law requires; as, this evil has happened through the governor&

Defensive magic: The use of magic rituals, incantations, etc., for averting or overcoming evil influences.

Delirium Tremens (Latin) [from delirare to rave + tremere to tremble] Trembling delirium; the delirium arising from alcoholic poisoning, characterized by constant tremor, insomnia, great exhaustion, distressing illusions, and hallucinations. The abnormal consciousness displayed in this condition is graphic evidence of the existence of the astral realm interpenetrating and influencing the physical world. The characteristic hallucinations are of grotesque, vicious enemies and of various horrible animals and insects actively seeking to terrify and injure the agitated, confused sufferer who is evidently conscious on the low levels of the astral plane. Here, among the dregs in the astral light, all the vile and cruel thoughts and deeds of human life, and the worst animal impulses, are reflected back upon the earth, mankind, and beasts. Here, also, the actively evil elementaries or kama-rupic entities are instinctively drawn to any human victim who unconsciously invades their realm, attracted and vitalized by the fumes of the alcoholic liquors with which the person has saturated his body.

deliver ::: v. t. --> To set free from restraint; to set at liberty; to release; to liberate, as from control; to give up; to free; to save; to rescue from evil actual or feared; -- often with from or out of; as, to deliver one from captivity, or from fear of death.
To give or transfer; to yield possession or control of; to part with (to); to make over; to commit; to surrender; to resign; -- often with up or over, to or into.
To make over to the knowledge of another; to

Demiurge: Greek (demiurgos) for worker for the peopleM-bM-^@M-^Tan old Greek term for craftsman. In Platonic philosophy, the term was applied to the Creator of the World, and the Gnostics used it in this sense to designate the inferior deity, creator of the evil world of matter.

demogorgon ::: n. --> A mysterious, terrible, and evil divinity, regarded by some as the author of creation, by others as a great magician who was supposed to command the spirits of the lower world. See Gorgon.

demon ::: an evil spirit; devil or fiend. **demon"s, demons.

demoniac ::: a. --> Alt. of Demoniacal ::: n. --> A human being possessed by a demon or evil spirit; one whose faculties are directly controlled by a demon.
One of a sect of Anabaptists who maintain that the demons or devils will finally be saved.

demoniacal ::: a. --> Pertaining to, or characteristic of, a demon or evil spirit; devilish; as, a demoniac being; demoniacal practices.
Influenced or produced by a demon or evil spirit; as, demoniac or demoniacal power.

demon ::: n. --> A spirit, or immaterial being, holding a middle place between men and deities in pagan mythology.

Demonocracy: The religion of primitive tribes of devil-worshippers; the belief in the rule by demons and evil spirits.

Demon: While the term originally meant any superhuman being, benevolent or malevolent, lacking the dignity of a deity, it is customarily used today as meaning an evil entity, hostile to human beings.

denounce ::: v. t. --> To make known in a solemn or official manner; to declare; to proclaim (especially an evil).
To proclaim in a threatening manner; to threaten by some outward sign or expression.
To point out as deserving of reprehension or punishment, etc.; to accuse in a threatening manner; to invoke censure upon; to stigmatize.

denunciation ::: n. --> Proclamation; announcement; a publishing.
The act of denouncing; public menace or accusation; the act of inveighing against, stigmatizing, or publicly arraigning; arraignment.
That by which anything is denounced; threat of evil; public menace or accusation; arraignment.

denunciator ::: n. --> One who denounces, publishes, or proclaims, especially intended or coming evil; one who threatens or accuses.

Deona Mati (Kolarian) One who exorcises evil spirits among the Kolarians of central India.

deprecate ::: v. t. --> To pray against, as an evil; to seek to avert by prayer; to desire the removal of; to seek deliverance from; to express deep regret for; to disapprove of strongly.

deprecation ::: n. --> The act of deprecating; a praying against evil; prayer that an evil may be removed or prevented; strong expression of disapprobation.
Entreaty for pardon; petitioning.
An imprecation or curse.

deprecatory ::: a. --> Serving to deprecate; tending to remove or avert evil by prayer; apologetic.

deservedly ::: adv. --> According to desert (whether good or evil); justly.

deserve ::: v. t. --> To earn by service; to be worthy of (something due, either good or evil); to merit; to be entitled to; as, the laborer deserves his wages; a work of value deserves praise.
To serve; to treat; to benefit. ::: v. i. --> To be worthy of recompense; -- usually with ill or with

destruction ::: M-bM-^@M-^\Destruction in itself is neither good nor evil. It is a fact of Nature, a necessity in the play of forces, as things are in this world. The Light destroys the Darkness and the Powers of Darkness, and that is not a movement of Ignorance!M-bM-^@M-^] Letters on Yoga

destructive ::: a. --> Causing destruction; tending to bring about ruin, death, or devastation; ruinous; fatal; productive of serious evil; mischievous; pernicious; -- often with of or to; as, intemperance is destructive of health; evil examples are destructive to the morals of youth. ::: n.

detest ::: v. t. --> To witness against; to denounce; to condemn.
To hate intensely; to abhor; to abominate; to loathe; as, we detest what is contemptible or evil.

Deva: Sanskrit for radiant being. In the Vedic mythology and occult terminology, a celestial being, a god, a malignant supernatural entity or an indifferent supernatural being. The general designation for God in Hinduism. In Zoroastrianism, the name of the evil spirits opposed to Ahura Mazda. In Buddhism, a hero or demigod.

devote ::: v. t. --> To appropriate by vow; to set apart or dedicate by a solemn act; to consecrate; also, to consign over; to doom; to evil; to devote one to destruction; the city was devoted to the flames.
To execrate; to curse.
To give up wholly; to addict; to direct the attention of wholly or compound; to attach; -- often with a reflexive pronoun; as, to devote one&

diffame ::: n. --> Evil name; bad reputation; defamation.

dire ::: superl. --> Ill-boding; portentous; as, dire omens.
Evil in great degree; dreadful; dismal; horrible; terrible; lamentable.

discreet ::: superl. --> Possessed of discernment, especially in avoiding error or evil, and in the adaptation of means to ends; prudent; sagacious; judicious; not rash or heedless; cautious.
Differing; distinct.

dispensation ::: n. --> The act of dispensing or dealing out; distribution; often used of the distribution of good and evil by God to man, or more generically, of the acts and modes of his administration.
That which is dispensed, dealt out, or appointed; that which is enjoined or bestowed
A system of principles, promises, and rules ordained and administered; scheme; economy; as, the Patriarchal, Mosaic, and Christian dispensations.

Disvalue: Bad. Evil. Opposed to value or goodness. -- A.J.B.

ditheism ::: n. --> The doctrine of those who maintain the existence of two gods or of two original principles (as in Manicheism), one good and one evil; dualism.

dolus ::: n. --> Evil intent, embracing both malice and fraud. See Culpa.

Dorje (Tibetan) rdo rje. Equivalent to the Sanskrit vajra, meaning both thunderbolt and diamond. As a thunderbolt, it is represented in the hands of some of the Tibetan gods, especially the dragshed M-bM-^@M-^T deities who protect human beings M-bM-^@M-^T and is thus equivalent to the weapons of Indra and Zeus. Dorje is the scepter of power, whether spiritual or temporal, and appears on the altars of the Gelukpas together with the bell and cymbals: M-bM-^@M-^\It is also a Mudra, a gesture and posture used in sitting for meditation. It is, in short, a symbol of power over invisible evil influences, whether as a posture or a talisman. The Bhons or Dugpas, however, having appropriated the symbol, misuse it for purposes of Black Magic. . . . With the Dugpas, it is like the double triangle reversed, the sign of sorceryM-bM-^@M-^] (VS 90).

Double Image Qabbalistic term for dual ego, the higher called Metatron and the lower called Samael. They are pictured as a personM-bM-^@M-^Ys guardian angel and evil demon.

Dragon [from Greek drakon, serpent, the watchful] Known to scholarship as a mythical monster, a huge lizard, winged, scaly, fire-breathing, doubtless originating in the memory of an actual prehistoric animal. Dragon is often synonymous with serpent. The dragon and serpent, whether high or low, are types of various events in cosmic or world history, or of various terrestrial or human qualities, for either one can at different times signify spiritual immortality, wisdom, reimbodiment, or regeneration. In the triad of sun, moon, and serpent or cross, it denotes the manifested Logos, and hence is often said to be seven-headed. As such it is in conflict with the sun, and sometimes with the moon; but this conflict is merely the duality of contrary forces essential to cosmic stability. The dragon itself is often dual, and it may be paired with the serpent, as with Agathodaimon and Kakodaimon, the good and evil serpents, seen in the caduceus. Again the dragon is two-poled as having a head and a tail, Rahu and Ketu in India, commonly described as being the moonM-bM-^@M-^Ys north and south nodes, the moon thus being a triple symbol in which a unity conflicts with a duality.

Duad: A pair of deities, one good or beneficent, the other evil or malignant.

Dualism In theology, the doctrine that there are two independent and opposing deific powers conjointly ruling the universe as, for instance, in the Zoroastrian system when it teaches that Ormazd and Ahriman, the good and evil deities, divide between them the supremacy. It is opposed to monotheism, but not necessarily to polytheism. In philosophy, the doctrine that there are two fundamental principles underlying all manifestation, such as spirit and matter, force and matter, mind and matter and in a more extended sense good and evil, high and low, black and white; in fact the doctrine has its origin in the so-called pairs of opposites in nature. Here, it is opposed to monism but not necessarily to pluralism. These oppositions of ideas in both theology and philosophy are often quite unnecessary, and rise from the tendency of the mind to keep conceptions in rigidly thought-tight compartments, without that intermingling of principle to principle, based on a fundamental unity, which is demonstrated to be true by all we know of even physical nature.

dualism ::: n. --> State of being dual or twofold; a twofold division; any system which is founded on a double principle, or a twofold distinction
A view of man as constituted of two original and independent elements, as matter and spirit.
A system which accepts two gods, or two original principles, one good and the other evil.
The doctrine that all mankind are divided by the arbitrary decree of God, and in his eternal foreknowledge, into two classes, the

Dualism: The doctrine that there exist two opposed and mutually antagonistic divine or cosmic forcesM-bM-^@M-^Tone good, the other evil. The belief in a duad (q.v.).

Duscharita or Duscharitra (Sanskrit) DuM-EM-^[carita, DuM-EM-^[cM-DM-^Aritra [from the verbal root duM-EM-^[-car to act wrongly, behave badly] Misbehavior, ill-conduct, wickedness. In Buddhism, the ten chief sins: three performed by the senses acting through the body (murder, theft, and adultery), four of the mouth (lying, calumny, lewd gossip, and evil speech), and three of the mind or lower manas (covetousness, envy, and wrong belief).

dushsvapnyam ::: the evil dream (the false consciousness of that which is not the rtam). [RV 5.82.4]

Dvesha (Sanskrit) DveM-aM-9M-

Dweller on the Threshold: In occult terminology, a demon or evil elemental or nature-spirit capable of obsession (q.v.). The term was coined by Bulwer Lytton.

eblis ::: n. --> The prince of the evil spirits; Satan.

E: (C.) Evil, interpreted by the Confucians as "too much or too little," that is, deviation from the Mean (chung yung). -- W.T.C.

Eighth Sphere or Planet of Death ::: A term used in the more esoteric or inner part of the teachings about which little can be said, for over thispart of the doctrine there has always been drawn a thick veil of secrecy and silence.Frequently the term is confused with avichi, but this is incorrect, because the two, while closelyconnected, are nevertheless quite distinct. While avichi is a state where very evil human beings "die andare reborn without interruption," yet not without hope of final redemption -- something which canactually take place even on our physical plane in the cases of very evil or soulless men -- the EighthSphere represents a degree of psychomental degeneration still more advanced. As just hinted, even inavichi there is a possibility of reinsoulment by the ray of the spiritual monad; whereas in the EighthSphere or Planet of Death such possibility finally vanishes, and the entity which has sunk to the Planet ofDeath is what is technically called in the esoteric philosophy a "lost soul." In the Eighth Sphere the lostsouls are ground over and over in nature's laboratory, and are finally dissipated into their componentpsycho-astral elements or life-atoms. The Eighth Sphere or Planet of Death is an actual globe. It is also ofcourse a state or condition of being; whereas the avichi is almost exclusively a state or condition in whichan entity may find itself, although obviously this entity must have position or place and therefore localityin space -- on our earth or elsewhere.

Elementaries ::: "Properly, the disembodied souls of the depraved; these souls having at some time prior to deathseparated from themselves their divine spirits, and so lost their chance for immortality" (TheosophicalGlossary, H. P. Blavatsky).Strictly speaking, the word "elementaries" should be used as H. P. Blavatsky defines it in this quotationfrom her. But in modern theosophical literature the word has come to signify more particularly thephantoms or eidola of disembodied persons, these phantoms or eidola really being the kama-rupicshades, with especial application to the cases of grossly materialistic ex-humans whose evil impulses andappetites still inhering in the kama-rupic phantom draw these phantoms to physical spheres congenial tothem. They are a real danger to psychical health and sanity, and literally haunt living human beingspossessing tendencies akin to their own. They are soulless shells, but still filled with energies of adepraved and ignoble type. Their destiny of course is like that of all other pretas or bhutas -- ultimatedisintegration; for the gross astral atoms composing them slowly dissolve through the years after themanner of a dissolving column of smoke or a wisp of dark cloud on a mountainside.

Elementaries The earth-bound disimbodied human souls of people who were evil or depraved when imbodied: the conscious or quasi-conscious astral souls of people who on earth refused all spiritual light, remained and died deeply immersed in the mire of matter, and from whose souls or intermediate, personal nature the immortal spirit has gradually separated. These may exist for centuries before completely dissolving. Blavatsky writes of the spiritual death leading to this condition: M-bM-^@M-^\When one falls into a love of self and love of the world, with its pleasures, losing the divine love of God and of the neighbor, he falls from life to death. The higher principles which constitute the essential elements of his humanity perish, and he lives only on the natural plane of his faculties. Physically he exists, spiritually he is dead. . . . This spiritual death results from disobedience of the laws of spiritual life, which is followed by the same penalty as the disobedience of the laws of natural life. But the spiritually dead have still their delights; they have their intellectual endowments and power, and intense activities. All the animal delights are theirs, and to multitudes of men and women these constitute the highest ideal of human happiness. The tireless pursuit of riches, of the amusements and entertainments of social life; the cultivation of graces of manner, of taste in dress, of social preferment, of scientific distinction, intoxicate and enrapture these dead-alive . . .M-bM-^@M-^] (IU 1:318).

emancipate ::: v. t. --> To set free from the power of another; to liberate; as: (a) To set free, as a minor from a parent; as, a father may emancipate a child. (b) To set free from bondage; to give freedom to; to manumit; as, to emancipate a slave, or a country.
To free from any controlling influence, especially from anything which exerts undue or evil influence; as, to emancipate one from prejudices or error.

Empedocles: Of Agrigentum, about 490-430 B.C.; attempted to reconcile the teaching of the permanence of Being of the Eleatics with the experience of change and motion as emphasized by Heraclitus. He taught the doctrine of the four "elements", earth, water, air and fire, out of the mixture of which all individual things came to be; love and hate being the cause of motion and therefore of the mixings of these elements. He was thus led to introduce a theory of value into the explanation of Nature since love and hate accounted also for the good and evil in the world. -- M.F.

energumen ::: n. --> One possessed by an evil spirit; a demoniac.

enticement ::: n. --> The act or practice of alluring or tempting; as, the enticements of evil companions.
That which entices, or incites to evil; means of allurement; alluring object; as, an enticement to sin.

enticer ::: n. --> One who entices; one who incites or allures to evil.

entice ::: v. t. --> To draw on, by exciting hope or desire; to allure; to attract; as, the bait enticed the fishes. Often in a bad sense: To lead astray; to induce to evil; to tempt; as, the sirens enticed them to listen.

entrap ::: v. t. --> To catch in a trap; to insnare; hence, to catch, as in a trap, by artifices; to involve in difficulties or distresses; to catch or involve in contradictions; as, to be entrapped by the devices of evil men.

epidemical ::: a. --> Common to, or affecting at the same time, a large number in a community; -- applied to a disease which, spreading widely, attacks many persons at the same time; as, an epidemic disease; an epidemic catarrh, fever, etc. See Endemic.
Spreading widely, or generally prevailing; affecting great numbers, as an epidemic does; as, epidemic rage; an epidemic evil.

Equality ::: Equality does not mean a fresh ignorance or blindness; it does not call for and need not initiate a greyness of vision and a blotting out of all hues. Difference is there, variation of expression is there and this variation we shall appreciate, M-bM-^@M-^Tfar more justly than we could when the eye was clouded by a partial and erring love and hate, admiration and scorn, sympathy and antipathy, attraction and repulsion. But behind the variation we shall always see the Complete and Immutable who dwells within it and we shall feel, know or at least, if it is hidden from us, trust in the wise purpose and divine necessity of the particular manifestation, whether it appear to our human standards harmonious and perfect or crude and unfinished or even false and evil.
   Ref: CWSA Vol. 23-24, Page: 224-225

eradicative ::: a. --> Tending or serving to eradicate; curing or destroying thoroughly, as a disease or any evil. ::: n. --> A medicine that effects a radical cure.

Erinyes (Greek) [cf Latin Furae furies] Also Dirae. Furies, avenging goddesses; sometimes legion, sometimes three in number, according to the point of view of the ancient writers, named by Alexandrian authors, copying Euripides: Tisiphone (avenger of the slain), Megaera (the jealous), and Alecto (unceasing hatred). Their mission was to follow and reform evil doers, which has popularly been misunderstood to be persecution. Aeschylus speaks of them as being daughters of Night, Sophocles as being born of Darkness and Earth, and Hesiod as having sprung from the blood of the injured Uranus. They dwell in the underworld, whence they issue to pursue the wicked towards reformation and the reestablishment of all broken natural equilibrium; upon the expiation of crime in Aeschylus they transform themselves into gracious and beneficent deities called the Eumenides. In Athens they were known as Semnae (the venerable ones).

Esau (Hebrew) M-bM-^@M-^XM-DM-^RM-EM-^[M-DM-^Aw Hairy, rough; the son of Isaac and twin brother of Jacob (Genesis 25). These twins symbolize duality in nature M-bM-^@M-^T good and evil, day and night; M-bM-^@M-^\Jacob-Israel is the feminine principle of Esau, as Abel is that of Cain, both Cain and Esau being the male principleM-bM-^@M-^] (TG 158). Esau as father of the Edomites (Genesis 36:43) is said to represent the race between the fourth and the fifth root-races (SD 2:705). See also ADAM; EDOM

execrate ::: v. t. --> To denounce evil against, or to imprecate evil upon; to curse; to protest against as unholy or detestable; hence, to detest utterly; to abhor; to abominate.

exemption ::: n. --> The act of exempting; the state of being exempt; freedom from any charge, burden, evil, etc., to which others are subject; immunity; privilege; as, exemption of certain articles from seizure; exemption from military service; exemption from anxiety, suffering, etc.

exercise, left as an Used to complete a proof in technical books when one doesn't mind a {handwave}, or to avoid one entirely. The complete phrase is: "The proof [or "the rest"] is left as an exercise for the reader." This comment *has* occasionally been attached to unsolved research problems by authors possessed of either an evil sense of humour or a vast faith in the capabilities of their audiences. [{Jargon File}] (1995-02-20)

Exorcise: To cast out an evil spirit.

exorcise ::: v. t. --> To cast out, as a devil, evil spirits, etc., by conjuration or summoning by a holy name, or by certain ceremonies; to expel (a demon) or to conjure (a demon) to depart out of a person possessed by one.
To deliver or purify from the influence of an evil spirit or demon.

Exorcism [from Greek exorkizein to bind by an oath] In the Christian Church, the casting out of evil spirits by adjuring and commanding them. Under other names the rite has been practiced in all lands and times, with a great variety of ceremonies, and by the power of a person who is versed in the procedure and especially efficaciously by one whose life is holy. Jesus of the Gospels exercises the power and delegates it to his disciples.

exorcism ::: n. --> The act of exorcising; the driving out of evil spirits from persons or places by conjuration; also, the form of conjuration used.
Conjuration for raising spirits.

exorcist ::: n. --> One who expels evil spirits by conjuration or exorcism.
A conjurer who can raise spirits.

expect ::: v. t. --> To wait for; to await.
To look for (mentally); to look forward to, as to something that is believed to be about to happen or come; to have a previous apprehension of, whether of good or evil; to look for with some confidence; to anticipate; -- often followed by an infinitive, sometimes by a clause (with, or without, that); as, I expect to receive wages; I expect that the troops will be defeated.
To wait; to stay.

extirpation ::: n. --> The act of extirpating or rooting out, or the state of being extirpated; eradication; excision; total destruction; as, the extirpation of weeds from land, of evil from the heart, of a race of men, of heresy.

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.

fairy ::: n. --> Enchantment; illusion.
The country of the fays; land of illusions.
An imaginary supernatural being or spirit, supposed to assume a human form (usually diminutive), either male or female, and to meddle for good or evil in the affairs of mankind; a fay. See Elf, and Demon.
An enchantress.

faitour ::: n. --> A doer or actor; particularly, an evil doer; a scoundrel.

Fallen angel: An angel cast out from heaven for his sins, or for rebelling against God, and become an evil demon.

Fascination Bewitching, exercising a charm or spell over another person or an animal, consciously or unconsciously, either for good or ill, but more often the word has an evil implication. True fascination is never used by any of the right-hand path, for their working is invariably by arousing the innate spiritual, intellectual, and psychic powers inherent in others, and training the individual to take command of these powers. Fascination is exercised by snakes on birds, and by the human eye on beasts. It is used as an evil power by sorcerers, and is exercised more or less consciously by ordinary people upon each other. It is even taught today as an art for swaying the minds of customers, or more obviously by advertisements offering to confer occult powers for a fee.

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

fear ::: n. --> A variant of Fere, a mate, a companion.
A painful emotion or passion excited by the expectation of evil, or the apprehension of impending danger; apprehension; anxiety; solicitude; alarm; dread.
Apprehension of incurring, or solicitude to avoid, God&

Fechner, Gustav Theodor: (1801-1887) Philosophizing during the ascendency of modern science and the wane of metaphysical speculation, Fechner though as physicist believing in induction, analogy, history and pragmatic procedure, expounded a pure, objective idealism of Berkeley's type. With Oken and Schelling as spiritual guides, he held that everything is in consciousness, there are no substances, no things-in-themselves, everything, including animals, plants, earth, and heavens, shares the life of the soul (alles ist beseelt). In a consequent psycho-physicalism he interpreted soul (which is no substance, but the simplifying power in contrast to the diversifying physical) as appearance to oneself, and matter as appearance to others, both representing the same reality differentiated only in point of view. He applied the law of threshold to consciousness, explaining thus its relative discontinuity on one level while postulating its continuity on another, either higher or lower level. In God, as the highest rung of existence, there is infinite consciousness without an objective world. Evil arises inexplicably from darker levels of consciousness. With poetic imagination Fechner defended the "day-view" of the world in which phenomena are the real content of consciousness, against the "night-view" of science which professes knowledge of the not-sensation-conditioned colorless, soundless world.

First: (1) The prime form of a thing, in the sense of its essence or integrity. The second act is its operation. Thus the physical evil of blindness is the absence of the first act, i.e., a perfection due to man's integrity; while the moral evil of sin is an absence of the second act, i.e., a perfection demanded by righteous operation. (2) First act may also designate the faculty or principle of operation, as the will; while second act stands for its operations.

flee ::: v. i. --> To run away, as from danger or evil; to avoid in an alarmed or cowardly manner; to hasten off; -- usually with from. This is sometimes omitted, making the verb transitive.

flight ::: n. --> The act or flying; a passing through the air by the help of wings; volitation; mode or style of flying.
The act of fleeing; the act of running away, to escape or expected evil; hasty departure.
Lofty elevation and excursion;a mounting; a soa/ing; as, a flight of imagination, ambition, folly.
A number of beings or things passing through the air together; especially, a flock of birds flying in company; the birds

foreboding ("s) ::: n. **1. A strong inner feeling or notion of a future misfortune, evil, etc.; presentiment. adj. 2.** Foretelling or predicting; indicating beforehand; portending.

"For good is all that helps the individual and the world towards their divine fullness, and evil is all that retards or breaks up that increasing perfection.M-bM-^@M-^] The Synthesis of Yoga ::: *goodness.

Gautama Buddha: (Skr. Gautama, a patronymic, meaning of the tribe of Gotama; Buddha, the enlightened one) The founder of Buddhism. born about 563 B.C. into a royal house at Kapilavastu. As Prince Siddhartha (Siddhattha) he had all worldly goods and pleasures at his disposal, married, had a son, but was so stirred by sights of disease, old age, and death glimpsed on stolen drives through the city that he renounced all when but 29 years of age, became a mendicant, sought instruction in reaching an existence free from these evils and tortures, fruitlessly however, till at the end of seven years of search while sitting under the Bodhi-tree, he became the Buddha, the Awakened One, and attained the true insight. Much that is legendary and reminds one of the Christian mythos surrounds Buddha's life as retold in an extensive literature which also knows of his former and future existences. Mara, the Evil One, tempted Buddha to enter nirvana (s.v.) directly, withholding thus knowledge of the path of salvation from the world; but the Buddha was firm and taught the rightful path without venturing too far into metaphysics, setting all the while an example of a pure and holy life devoted to the alleviation of suffering. At the age of 80, having been offered and thus compelled to partake of pork, he fell ill and in dying attained nirvana. -- K.F.L.

Generally speaking, because of their menacing aspects, the term Dweller on the Threshold might be applied to the denizens of kama-loka, specifically to the past kama-lokic or astral remnants of a former incarnation which haunt the new imbodiment of that reincarnating ego. A person who gives way to strongly material impulse and desires forms for himself a kama-rupa which, when the person dies, can persist without undergoing complete dissolution until the quick return of such materially-minded human soul to reincarnation, when the kama-rupa is then strongly attracted to the person thus reimbodied and haunts him as an evil genius, continually instilling by automatic psychomagnetic action thoughts and impulses of evil, temptations, and suggestions of fear and terror M-bM-^@M-^T all of which the person himself was responsible for in his last life.

genii ::: 1. A rendering of Arab., jinn, the collective name of a class of spirits (some good, some evil) supposed to interfere powerfully in human affairs. 2. Spirits, often appearing in human form, that when summoned carry out the wishes of the summoner.

Genius: In occult terminology, a nature-spirit; the personification of the indwelling dynamic force which activates an object or phenomenon, gives it energy and determines its effectual and organic existence. Also, a spirit, especially in classical literature, which accompanies a person throughout his entire earthly life as a protective (beneficent genius) or destructive (evil genius) force. (Plural: genii.) The word is frequently, but improperly, used also as a synonym for Jinn (q.v.).

genius ::: n. --> A good or evil spirit, or demon, supposed by the ancients to preside over a man&

ghoul ::: An evil spirit or demon in Muslim folklore believed to plunder graves and feed on corpses.

ghoul ::: an evil spirit or demon in Muslim folklore believed to plunder graves and feed on corpses.

Ghoul [from Arabic ghul, ghuwal] In popular Arabic lore a class of evil beings, haunting the mountains and woods and preying upon mankind and animals. More specifically, the astral or astral-physical entities haunting cemeteries or burial grounds, with an eye upon the danger to humans or animals who come into contact with them. These Arabic ghouls are earth-bound kama-rupas of the most debased and material type, and parallel the Hindu preta of the lowest type, or even the pisachas, etc.

ghoul ::: n. --> An imaginary evil being among Eastern nations, which was supposed to feed upon human bodies.

Gobi or Shamo Desert A wild, arid region of mountains and sandy plains which was once fertile land and in part the site of a former inland sea or lake on which was the M-bM-^@M-^\Sacred IslandM-bM-^@M-^] where the M-bM-^@M-^\Sons of Will and Yoga,M-bM-^@M-^] the elect of the third root-race, took refuge when the daityas prevailed over the devas and humanity became black with sin. It has been called by the Chinese the Sea of Knowledge, and tradition says that the descendants of the holy refugees still inhabit an oasis in M-bM-^@M-^\the dreadful wildernesses of the great Desert, the Gobi . . .M-bM-^@M-^] (SD 2:220). This region was transformed into a sea for the last time ten or twelve thousand years ago; a local cataclysm drained off the waters southward and westward, leaving the present conditions. It is also said that the events connected with the drying up of the Gobi region are associated with allegories of wars between the good and evil forces and the M-bM-^@M-^\systematic persecution of the Prophets of the Right Path by those of the LeftM-bM-^@M-^] which led the world into materialistic forms of thought.

goblin ::: n. --> An evil or mischievous spirit; a playful or malicious elf; a frightful phantom; a gnome.

goety ::: n. --> Invocation of evil spirits; witchcraft.

Goodness: (AS. god) The extrinsic elections of things. The positive object of desire. For Plato, coextensive with being. For the Romans, duty. For Kant, that which has value. For Peirce, the adaptation of a subject to its end. In psychology: the characteristic actions which follow moral norms. Opposite of evil. See Ethics. -- J.K.F.


good ::: superl. --> Possessing desirable qualities; adapted to answer the end designed; promoting success, welfare, or happiness; serviceable; useful; fit; excellent; admirable; commendable; not bad, corrupt, evil, noxious, offensive, or troublesome, etc.
Possessing moral excellence or virtue; virtuous; pious; religious; -- said of persons or actions.
Kind; benevolent; humane; merciful; gracious; polite; propitious; friendly; well-disposed; -- often followed by to or toward,

grassation ::: n. --> A wandering about with evil intentions; a rioting.

Grimoire: A name applied to any book on black magic which pretends to teach the practice of black magic, especially the art of the evocation of evil spirits and making an alliance with them.

Gyan (Persian) Also Gian-ben-Gian, Gyan-ben-Gian. According to the Persian legend, Gyan was king of the peris or sylphs. He had a wonderful shield which served as a protection against evil or black magic M-bM-^@M-^T the sorcery of the devs. Blavatsky remarks that Gyan might be spelled Gnan (which corresponds to the Sanskrit jnana), meaning true or occult wisdom. His shield, M-bM-^@M-^\produced on the principles of astrology, destroyed charms, enchantments, and bad spells, could not prevail against Iblis, who was an agent of Fate (or Karma)M-bM-^@M-^] (SD 2:394).

Harpy: In classical mythology, a monstrous, evil, rapacious and vengeful creature with the head and breasts of a woman, the body of a bird and the claws of a lion.

hate ::: n. --> To have a great aversion to, with a strong desire that evil should befall the person toward whom the feeling is directed; to dislike intensely; to detest; as, to hate one&

hatred ::: n. --> Strong aversion; intense dislike; hate; an affection of the mind awakened by something regarded as evil.

Hel (Icelandic) [from helju hell, death] The mythical regent of the Norse realm of the dead, depicted as half black or blue and half flesh-colored. In myths the representative of death is usually said to be a child of mind: in the Edda she is the daughter of Loki (fire of mind) and of the giantess Angerboda (boder of regret). She rules the nine worlds of death which correspond to the nine worlds of life, and apportions to each arrival a domicile appropriate to that soulM-bM-^@M-^Ys merit or demerit. Some may frolic in sunlit meadows, others suffer agony beneath the lower gates leading to Niflhel [from nifl cloud + hel death] where matter is ground to extinction. The realm of Hel with its varied accommodations resembles the Greek Hades more than the hell of popular belief where evil souls are sent for punishment. Rather, the kingdom of death is a restful interlude where souls spend a fitting time in their rightful environment. The Eddas relate that elves (human souls) sleep among the gods when they are feasting on the mead of a past period of life (experience); thus the resting souls are present in the divine spheres even through unconscious of their surroundings.

He lived in the time when the moral and cultural traditions of Chou were in rapid decline. Attempting to uphold the Chou culture, he taught poetry, history, ceremonies and music to 3,000 pupils, becoming the first Chinese educator to offer education to any who cared to come with or without tuition. He taught literature, human conduct, being one's true self and honesty in social relationships. He wrote the chronicles called Spring and Autumn. His tacit judgments on social and political events were such that "unruly ministers and villainous sons were afraid" to repeat their evil deeds.

hell ::: v. t. --> The place of the dead, or of souls after death; the grave; -- called in Hebrew sheol, and by the Greeks hades.
The place or state of punishment for the wicked after death; the abode of evil spirits. Hence, any mental torment; anguish.
A place where outcast persons or things are gathered
A dungeon or prison; also, in certain running games, a place to which those who are caught are carried for detention.
A gambling house.

hermogenian ::: n. --> A disciple of Hermogenes, an heretical teacher who lived in Africa near the close of the second century. He held matter to be the fountain of all evil, and that souls and spirits are formed of corrupt matter.

Herrenmoral: (German) A concept popularly used as a blanket term for any ruthless, non-Chnstian type of morality justly and unjustly linked with the ethical theories of Friedrich Nietzsche (q.v.) as laid down by him especially in the works of his last productive period fraught as it was with iconoclast vehemence against all plebeian ideals and a passionate desire to establish a new and more virile aristocratic morality, and debated by many writers, such as Kaftan, Kronenberg, Staudinger, and Hilbert. Such ideas as will to power, the conception of the superman, the apodictic primacy of those who with strong mind and unhindered by conventional interpretations of good and evil, yet with lordly lassitude, are born to leadership, have contributed to this picture of the morality of the masters (Herren) whom Nietzsche envisaged as bringing about the revaluation of all values and realizing the higher European culture upon the ruins of the fear-motivated, passion-shunning, narrowly moral world of his day. -- K.F.L.

He taught that the primal cause, which he names Bythos (depth), manifested itself as the pleroma (fullness), the sum total of all manifestation. His teachings on pleroma are defined by a vast, intricate diagrammatic scheme, representing a process of emanation on a hierarchical plan with threefold, sevenfold, tenfold, and twelvefold hierarchies; mankind itself forming a lower branch of these hierarchies. Thus he is enabled to explain the origin of mixture or evil, and to reconcile the goodness of God with the imperfection of nature by pointing to minor demiurgic creators; thus too he can give the true meaning of Christ and redemption.

Hisi or Hiisi (Finnish) Also Juntas, Piru, and Lempo. The principle of evil in ancient Finnish mythology, described as a cruel, bloodthirsty spirit, responsible for all the evil in the world, inflicting diseases and misfortunes upon mankind. The Kalevala relates that when the highest deity, Ukko, refused to give life to the evil serpent formed from the spittle of Suoyatar, Hisi breathed a soul into the beast so it might aid him.

His major works are: Thus Spake Zarathustra; Beyond Good and Evil, and Genealogy of Morals. -- H.H.

HiwyaiM-bM-^@M-^Y BishaM-bM-^@M-^Y (Aramaic) M-aM-8M-$iwyM-DM-^AiM-bM-^@M-^Y BM-DM-+shM-DM-^AM-bM-^@M-^Y [M-aM-8M-%iwyM-DM-^AiM-bM-^@M-^Y animal + bM-DM-+shM-DM-^AM-bM-^@M-^Y evil, wrong] The beast (of evil); from the union of Samael (Prince of Poison) and his wife M-bM-^@M-^YEsheth Zenunim (woman of whoredoms) is produced the Beast: forming an infernal triad, the nether pole of the divine triad M-bM-^@M-^T which becomes the devil and the tempter in the Zohar. M-bM-^@M-^\Esoterically our lower animal passionsM-bM-^@M-^] (TG 137). See also LILITH.

hydra ::: n. --> A serpent or monster in the lake or marsh of Lerna, in the Peloponnesus, represented as having many heads, one of which, when cut off, was immediately succeeded by two others, unless the wound was cauterized. It was slain by Hercules. Hence, a terrible monster.
Hence: A multifarious evil, or an evil having many sources; not to be overcome by a single effort.
Any small fresh-water hydroid of the genus Hydra, usually found attached to sticks, stones, etc., by a basal sucker.

hylism ::: n. --> A theory which regards matter as the original principle of evil.

Iblis or Eblis [from Arabic iblis] An evil being, in Islamic belief, of spiritual or angelic origin, often named Shaitan and generally equivalent to Satan. In the Koran he is represented as the leader of the angels who rebelled against Allah, and was therefore hurled from Paradise. Although doomed to death his sentence has been withheld until the Judgment Day. Before his fall he was called Haris or Azazel. Often regarded as the leader of the jinn, or the wicked genii who are commonly considered by Moslems to be of evil spirituality; but popular legend likewise endows them with powers, often great, not infrequently for the benefit of mankind. See also AZAZEL

I: Change (often spelled yi), a fundamental principle of the universe, arising out of the interaction of the two cosmic forces of yin and yang, or passive and active principles, and manifested in natural phenomena, human affairs, and ideas. According to Confucian and Nco-Confucian cosmology, "In the system of Change, there is the Great Ultimate (T'ai Chi) which engenders the Two Modes (i). The Two Modes engender the Four Secondary Modes (hsiang), which in turn give rise to the Eight Trigirams (pa kua). These Eight Trigrams (or Elements) determine all good and evil and the great complexity of life." Thus it involves in the first place, the meaning of i, or simplicity from which complexity is evolved, in the second place, the meaning of hsiang, that is, phenomenon, image, form, and in the third place, the idea of "production and reproduction." -- W.T.C.

If the twelve sons of Jacob in the Hebrew scheme are made equivalent to the twelve signs of the zodiac, Dan is assigned to Scorpio; Dan is described as a serpent by the way, who bites the horseM-bM-^@M-^Ys heels and causes the rider to fall backward M-bM-^@M-^T and one must here remember the role always ascribed in archaic occultism to the serpent: the Agathodaemon or the Kakodaemon, the serpent of wisdom and the serpent of evil.

ill ::: a. --> Contrary to good, in a physical sense; contrary or opposed to advantage, happiness, etc.; bad; evil; unfortunate; disagreeable; unfavorable.
Contrary to good, in a moral sense; evil; wicked; wrong; iniquitious; naughtly; bad; improper.
Sick; indisposed; unwell; diseased; disordered; as, ill of a fever.
Not according with rule, fitness, or propriety; incorrect;

ill-boding ::: a. --> Boding evil; inauspicious; ill-omened.

illness ::: n. --> The condition of being ill, evil, or bad; badness; unfavorableness.
Disease; indisposition; malady; disorder of health; sickness; as, a short or a severe illness.
Wrong moral conduct; wickedness.

Imagination Usually the making of mental pictures; but this is actually merely fancy; imagination is M-bM-^@M-^\one of the plastic powers of the higher Soul, the memory of preceding incarnations, which, however, disfigured by the lower Manas, yet rests always on a ground of truthM-bM-^@M-^] (TG 153). Imagination is therefore a creative power which, used in conjunction with will, calls forth not only creative forces, but likewise their productions. Thus it can be used for spiritualization and also for the materialization of images conceived in the mind; to bring about the results we desire, whether good or evil. It may become our master, chaining us to the illusions we have created; when, however, we can direct this power and resist its suggestions of fancy, it becomes a powerful instrument in shaping our lives and destiny.

imminence ::: n. --> The condition or quality of being imminent; a threatening, as of something about to happen. The imminence of any danger or distress.
That which is imminent; impending evil or danger.

imp ::: n. --> A shoot; a scion; a bud; a slip; a graft.
An offspring; progeny; child; scion.
A young or inferior devil; a little, malignant spirit; a puny demon; a contemptible evil worker.
Something added to, or united with, another, to lengthen it out or repair it, -- as, an addition to a beehive; a feather inserted in a broken wing of a bird; a length of twisted hair in a fishing line.
To graft; to insert as a scion.

imprecate ::: v. t. --> To call down by prayer, as something hurtful or calamitous.
To invoke evil upon; to curse; to swear at.

imprecation ::: n. --> The act of imprecating, or invoking evil upon any one; a prayer that a curse or calamity may fall on any one; a curse.

imprecatory ::: a. --> Of the nature of, or containing, imprecation; invoking evil; as, the imprecatory psalms.

imputation ::: --> The act of imputing or charging; attribution; ascription; also, anything imputed or charged.
Charge or attribution of evil; censure; reproach; insinuation.
A setting of something to the account of; the attribution of personal guilt or personal righteousness of another; as, the imputation of the sin of Adam, or the righteousness of Christ.
Opinion; intimation; hint.

incapable ::: a. --> Wanting in ability or qualification for the purpose or end in view; not large enough to contain or hold; deficient in physical strength, mental or moral power, etc.; not capable; as, incapable of holding a certain quantity of liquid; incapable of endurance, of comprehension, of perseverance, of reform, etc.
Not capable of being brought to do or perform, because morally strong or well disposed; -- used with reference to some evil; as, incapable of wrong, dishonesty, or falsehood.

Incense Fragrant incense has been used from immemorial antiquity practically worldwide, often in ceremonial magic of various kinds. Incense may be simple, as in the usage of burning leaves, bark, or wood, the smoke itself being often so fragrant as to fall under the modern ideas of incense; or compound when it is composed of various ingredients, all of a more or less fragrant character when burned. The explanation of the original use of incense was that it was a strong purifying agent, some plants thus used in purificatory fumigations being far more powerful in effect than others. In its worst uses, incense is distinctly stupefying in character, and when so used its burning partakes of sorcery. Its purificatory effect is because smoke of various kinds, or the fumes from the burning, are antiseptic or cleansing in character; and some plants especially when burned repel evil-natured denizens in the astral light.

Indian Ethics: Ethical speculations are inherent in Indian philosophy (q.v.) with its concepts of karma, moksa, ananda (q.v.). Belief in salvation is universal, hence optimism rather than pessimism is prevalent even though one's own life is sometimes treated contemptuously, fatalism is embraced or the doctrine of non-attachment and desirelessness is subscribed to. Social institutions, thoughts, and habits in India are interdependent with the theory of karma and the belief in universal law and order (cf. dharma). For instance, caste exists because dharma is inviolable, man is born into his circumstances because he reaps what he has sown. Western influence, in changing Indian institutions, will eventually also modify Indian ethical theories. All the same, great moral sensitiveness is not lacking, rather much the contrary, as is proven by the voluminous story and didactic fable literature which has also acted on the West. Hindu moral conscience is evident from the ideals of womanhood (symbolized in Sita), of loyalty (symbolized in Hanuman), of kindness to all living beings (cf. ahimsa), of tolerance (the racial and religious hotchpotch which is India being an eloquent witness), the great respect for the samnyasin (who, as a member of the Brahman caste has precedence over the royal or military). Critics confuse -- and the wretched conduct of some Hindus confirm the indistinction -- practical morality with the fearless statements of metaphysics pursued with relentless logic "beyond good and evil."

"In fact ethics is not in its essence a calculation of good and evil in the action or a laboured effort to be blameless according to the standards of the world, M-bM-^@M-^T those are only crude appearances, M-bM-^@M-^T it is an attempt to grow into the divine nature.M-bM-^@M-^] The Human Cycle

Infernal Deities [from Latin inferi or inferni inhabitants of the lower world] Cosmic powers pertaining to the lower planes of manifestation. Classical mythology shows the earth and its beings between the heavens and the infernal regions, under the double influence of the higher and the lower deities. Sometimes they are called chthonian deities, gods of the earth or underworld, implying a duality of heaven and earth, or above and below. They are usually doubles of the superior gods, often with the same name but distinguished by an epithet, as in Jupiter Chthonius or Osiris-Typhon. The contrast between good and evil has given a sinister aspect to these deities, as being connected with death, destruction, and affliction, though they are necessary cosmic powers. Christian theology in particular has turned them into devils.

infralapsarian ::: n. --> One of that class of Calvinists who consider the decree of election as contemplating the apostasy as past and the elect as being at the time of election in a fallen and guilty state; -- opposed to Supralapsarian. The former considered the election of grace as a remedy for an existing evil; the latter regarded the fall as a part of God&

In Freemasonry, King Solomon is especially honored as the builder of the Temple and as the first of the Three Grand Masters M-bM-^@M-^T the other two being Hiram, King of Tyre, and Hiram Abif M-bM-^@M-^T all of whom were concerned with the building of the Temple. The evil ending of SolomonM-bM-^@M-^Ys life, according to the Biblical account, is almost overlooked in Masonic ritual and literature. In the Jewish Encyclopedia (M-bM-^@M-^\SolomonM-bM-^@M-^]), according to one writer, Solomon is represented as M-bM-^@M-^\the wise king par excellenceM-bM-^@M-^]; and M-bM-^@M-^\in Arabic literature, Solomon is spoken of as M-bM-^@M-^Xthe messenger of GodM-bM-^@M-^Y M-bM-^@M-^]; according to another writer in the same work, however, M-bM-^@M-^\a critical sifting of the sources leaves the picture of a petty, Asiatic despot, remarkable, perhaps, only for a love of luxury and for polygamous inclinations.M-bM-^@M-^] Only by interpreting the Bible esoterically can we arrive at the truth regarding King Solomon; and such interpretation fully corroborates the characterization of M-bM-^@M-^\the wise king par excellenceM-bM-^@M-^]; and fully supports both Masonic ritual and tradition in regarding King Solomon as the first and chief of the Three Grand Masters.

In general the consensus of all antiquity was that communication or intercourse of any kind with astral entities, whether spooks, shells, elementaries, or what not, was extremely dangerous and often evil in their influence upon human character. In India such astral entities are called bhutas, pisachas, etc.

"In God"s providence there is no evil, but only good or its preparation.M-bM-^@M-^] Essays Divine and Human

In Hindu literature this vajra is the scepter of Indra (similar to the thunderbolt of Zeus), with which he as the god of the skies was said to slay evildoers. In mystical Buddhism it is the magic scepter of priest-initiates and adepts, the symbol of the possessions of siddhis (superhuman powers), wielded during certain mystical ceremonies by initiated priests and theurgists. It is also the symbol of the BuddhaM-bM-^@M-^Ys power over evil spirits or elementals. The possessors of this scepter are called vajrapanins.

injury ::: a. --> Any damage or violation of, the person, character, feelings, rights, property, or interests of an individual; that which injures, or occasions wrong, loss, damage, or detriment; harm; hurt; loss; mischief; wrong; evil; as, his health was impaired by a severe injury; slander is an injury to the character.

In late dynastic times, all forms of evil and darkness were attributed to Set as well as all the storms of nature. His kingdom was placed in the northern sky in the constellation of the Great Bear M-bM-^@M-^T the north being designated as the realm of darkness, originally mystically meaning the darkness of recondite spirit. When Typhon or Set is allied with earth and matter, these refer not to physical matter but to the body of space itself, the garments or wraps of space, and hence the clothing of the inscrutable darkness of spirit which is boundless light. See also CROCODILE

In later Persian literature, Jamshid has often been interchangeably taken for King Solomon, while some Islamic scholars consider him identical with Lamech in the Old Testament. Jamshid in Shah-Nameh is the Yima of the Avesta who, as a blessed king, ruled for 700 years over seven keshvars, created civilization, and categorized the people and their tasks into four groups. He built palaces and colossal monuments by channeling the savage powers of demons, discovered the secrets of nature, and cured all maladies. Such innovation and achievements called for festivities and celebration, called the New Age (Nou-Rouz). From then on, this day M-bM-^@M-^T which coincides with the entrance of the sun into the sign of Aries; also the day that Gayomarth, the first man, became king of earth M-bM-^@M-^T has been celebrated by the Iranians. For 300 years Jamshid gloriously ruled with justice, during which period death, pain, and evil disappeared, until vanity and narcissism blinded him and caused his downfall. Azi-Dahak, who takes over JamshidM-bM-^@M-^Ys throne, then appears on the scene by murdering his own father.

In later popular folklore the yakshas are associated with and classed with the pisachas, and therefore regarded with dread and made responsible for many demoniacal obsessions. M-bM-^@M-^\In esoteric science they are simply evil (elemental) influences, who in the sight of seers and clairvoyants descend on men, when open to the reception of such influences, like a fiery comet or a shooting starM-bM-^@M-^] (TG 375).

innocence ::: freedom from sin, moral wrong, or guilt through lack of knowledge of evil.

innocent ::: 1. Uncorrupted by evil, malice, or wrongdoing; sinless. 2. Not dangerous or harmful; innocuous.

In Norse mythology giants represent ages of manifest existence and each giant exhibits traits belonging to his particular eon. The giantesses who are his daughters represent lesser cycles of time within his longer age. Thurses are the gross, inert aspects of the elements which serve as vehicles for the imbodiments of conscious energies in worlds. They are represented as evil in most myths because their nature is opposed to the dynamism of the gods. Hence the gods and thurses or giants are constantly at war.

In Pahlavi and Pazand writing Aeshma-Daeva changed form to Heshm-Diev, from which Asmodeus, the medieval evil spirit, is derived. Aeshma is known to be SraushM-bM-^@M-^Ys opponent.

In popular modern theosophical literature, the word has also been applied to the phantoms or kama-rupic shades of disimbodied persons in general, especially to the case of grossly materialistic humans whose evil impulses and appetites, still inhering in the kama-rupic phantom, draw these phantoms to physical spheres congenial to them. Even these last are a real danger to the psychological health and sanity of imbodied humans, and literally haunt living human beings possessing tendencies akin to their own. Such soulless astral shells are less dangerous than actual elementaries because far less conscious, but are still filled with energies of a depraved and ignoble type. Their destiny is like that of all other pretas or bhutas M-bM-^@M-^T ultimate disintegration; for the gross astral atoms composing them slowly dissolve after the manner of a dissolving column of smoke.

In popular mythology the Tuat was separated from the world by a range of mountains and consisted of a great valley, shut in by mountains, through which ran a river (the counterpart of the Nile, reminding one of the Jordan of the Jews and Christians), the banks of which were the abode of evil spirits and monstrous beasts. As the sun passed through the Tuat great numbers of souls were described as making their way to the boat of the sun, and those that succeeded in clinging to the boat were able to come forth into new life as the sun rose from the eastern end of the valley to usher in another day. Tuat was also depicted as the region where the soul went during night, returning to join the living on earth during the day.

insalutary ::: a. --> Not salutary or wholesome; unfavorable to health.
Not tending to safety; productive of evil.

instigate ::: v. t. --> To goad or urge forward; to set on; to provoke; to incite; -- used chiefly with reference to evil actions; as to instigate one to a crime.

instigation ::: n. --> The act of instigating, or the state of being instigated; incitement; esp. to evil or wickedness.

intestine ::: a. --> Internal; inward; -- opposed to external.
Internal with regard to a state or country; domestic; not foreign; -- applied usually to that which is evil; as, intestine disorders, calamities, etc.
Depending upon the internal constitution of a body or entity; subjective.
Shut up; inclosed.
That part of the alimentary canal between the stomach

In the Bhagavad-Gita (chs 14, 17) the three great qualities are spoken of as born from nature and binding the imperishable self to manifested life. Of these the sattva quality by reason of its characteristics entwines the soul to rebirth through its attachment to wisdom and knowledge; rajas produces aspiration as well as propensity and thirst, and imprisons the ego through the consequences produced from such action; tamas has its good side but likewise is the deluder of all creatures, and imprisons the ego in a body by characteristics such as indifference, idleness, and sleep. The fruit of righteous acts is called pure and holy and appertains to sattva; from rajas is gathered fruit both good and that which produces pain or sorrow; and tamas produces steadfastness and immovability in a good cause, as well as in a bad sense being the cause of senselessness, ignorance, and indifference. Those in whom the sattva quality is established are said to mount on high; those who are full of rajas remain in the middle sphere, the human world; while those who are overborne by the evil aspect or quality of tamas sink below.

In the composite human being M-bM-^@M-^T the microcosm M-bM-^@M-^T there are the divine, spiritual, intellectual, emotional, animal, astral, and even physical wills. The old maxim M-bM-^@M-^\behind will stands desireM-bM-^@M-^] accounts for the paradoxical influence of this colorless force which is used to energize both good and evil motives. Thus, as it operates through the intermediate human nature, the individual consciously and unconsciously gives it a right or wrong direction, according to his use of free will in choosing his course of conduct. The divine will is expressed in the sublime, impersonal desires of lofty celestial deities; while at the opposite pole, selfish, sensual, animal desires too often direct the action of the human will. The origin of good and evil lies respectively in the harmony and the conflict of wills in the kosmos.

In theosophical philosophy, the general or essential elixir is attained by the student-adept when he fills his whole being with the spiritual flow of substance and energy from the immortal center within himself. It is precisely this flow of the spirit which is the true elixir of immortality and the basis of all the marvelous powers within the person thus regenerated which enables him to transmute the base into the fine, evil into good, and to obtain self-conscious perpetuity during the manvantara. See also HETEROGENEITY AND HOMOGENEITY; PRIMEVAL MATTER

In theosophical writings, advanced students of occultism who have acquired some knowledge and use of spiritual powers but misuse them for selfish purposes are called black magicians, Brothers of the Shadow, followers of the left-hand path, or sometimes dugpas. In their highest class they are adepts in spiritual evil. Whenever the forces of nature are used for selfish purposes, such misuse by anyone marks such person as a black magician, whether conscious or unconscious. Those who follow the pathway of self-renunciation, self-sacrifice, self-conquest, and an expansion of the heart, mind, and consciousness in love and service for all that lives are called white magicians or Sons of Light.

Into the elivagar massed in Ginnungagap (formless or sacred void) fell showers of sparks from Muspellsheim (home of fire), the energic counterpart of Niflheim (home of clouds, nebulae), creating a vapor M-bM-^@M-^T Ymir, the frost giant from which the gods created worlds. Ymir is then said to have given rise to the race of rime-thurses M-bM-^@M-^T matter giants, for M-bM-^@M-^\all their kin is ever evil.M-bM-^@M-^]

Intrinsic goodness, or that which is good in itself without depending upon anything else for its goodness (though it may for its existence), is conceived in many ways: Realists, who agree that goodness is not dependent upon persons for its existence, say good is anything desirable or capable of arousing desire or interest, a quality of any desirable thing which can cause interest to be aroused or a capacity for being an end of action, that which ought to be desired, that which ought to be. Subjectivists, who agree that goodness is dependent upon persons for existence, hold views of two sorts: good is partially dependent upon persons as   anything desired or "any object of any interest" (R. B. Perry),   "a quality of any object of any interest" causing it to be desired (A. K. Rogers); good is completely dependent upon persons as   sittsfaction of any desire or any interest in any object (DeW. H. Parker),   pleasant feeling (Hedonism).   See Value. Opposed to bad, evil, disvalue. -- A.J.B.

inveigle ::: v. t. --> To lead astray as if blind; to persuade to something evil by deceptive arts or flattery; to entice; to insnare; to seduce; to wheedle.

I: Righteousness, justice; one of the four Confucian Fundamentals of the Moral Life (ssu tuan) and the Five Constant Virtues (wu ch'ang). It is the virtue "by which things are made proper," "by which the world is regulated." It means the proper application of filial piety. It means, as in Han Yu (767-824), "the proper application of the principle of true manhood (jen)." It also means the removal of evil in the world. Mencius (371-289 B.C.) said that "righteousness is man's path, whereas true manhood is man's mind." Tung Chung-shu (177-104 B.C.) regarded it as the cardinal virtue by which one's self is rectified, whereas benevolence (jen) is the virtue by which others are pacified. To the Nco-Confucians, "seriousness (ching) is to straighten one's internal life and righteousness is to square one's external life." It is to regulate things and affairs by Reason (li). -- W.T.C.

irremediable ::: a. --> Not to be remedied, corrected, or redressed; incurable; as, an irremediable disease or evil.

i: The Great Unit. See t'ai i. T'ai Chi: The Great Ultimate or Terminus, which, in the beginning of time, "engenders the Two Primary Modes (i), which in turn engender the Four Secondary Modes or Forms (hsiang), which in their turn give rise to the Eight Elements (pa kua) and the Eight Elements determine all good and evil and the great complexity of life." (Ancient Chinese philosophy). The Great Ultimate which comes from, but is originally one with, the Non-Ultimate (wu chi). Its movement and tranquillity engender the active principle, yang, and the passive principle, yin, respectively (the Two Primary Modes), the transformation and the union of which give rise to the Five Agents (wu hsing) of Water, Fire, Wood, Metal, and Earth, and thereby the determinate things (Chou Lien-hsi, 1017-1073). The Great Ultimate which is One and unmoved, and which, when moved, becomes the Omnipotent Creative Principle (shen) which engenders Number, then Form, and finally corporeality. Being such, the Great Ultimate is identical with the Mind, it is identical with the Moral Law (tao). (Shao K'ang-chieh, 1011-1077) The Great Ultimate which is identical with the One (1), or the Grand Harmony (T'ai Ho). (Chang Heng-ch'u, 1020-1077). The Great Ultimate which is identical with the Reason (li) of the universe, of the two (yin and yang) vital forces (ch'i), and of the Five Elements (wu hsing). It is the Reason of ultimate goodness. ''Collectively there is only one Great Ultimate, but there is a Great Ultimate in each thing" (Chu Hsi, 1130-1200).

It is also necessary to avoid looking on the lower quaternary as something evil, which must be destroyed or wrongly subjugated; it is in fact an essential part of the complete human being, and what it needs is regulation, inspiration from above, and consequent regeneration.

"It is He that has gone abroad M-bM-^@M-^T That which is bright, bodi-less, without scar of imperfection, without sinews, pure, unpierced by evil. The Seer, the Thinker,(1) the One who becomes everywhere, the Self-existent has ordered objects perfectly according to their nature from years sempiternal.M-bM-^@M-^] The Upanishads

ittiqa :::   watching for AllahM-bM-^@M-^Ys good pleasure with oneM-bM-^@M-^Ys deeds; guarding oneself from evil or harm; not offending Allah in oneM-bM-^@M-^Ys actions

Iukabar Zivo (Gnostic) Also Iavar Ziva, Iu-Kabar Zivo, Javar-Zivo, Kebar Zivo, Cabar Zio. Known also as Nebat-Iavar-bar-Iufin-Ifafin (Lord of the Aeons) in the Nazarene system. The Codex Nazaraeus tells of the efforts at creation of the Lords of the Aeons. In order to counteract the creation of the seven badly disposed principles, the greatest lord, Mano, calls on Iukabar Zivo, the mighty Lord of Splendor, to create in his turn. He does so by emanating seven other lives: these are the cardinal beings or Virtues, the seven primordial archangels, M-bM-^@M-^\who shine in their own form and light M-bM-^@M-^Xfrom on highM-bM-^@M-^Y and thus re-establish the balance between good and evil, light and darknessM-bM-^@M-^] (SD 1:196). These seven holy lives are the seven primal dhyani-chohans, while Iukabar Zivo is called the third life, the creative or Third Logos. He is also identical with Christ (Christos) as the true vine.

Jadoogar Jadugar (Hindi) In India, one who practices jadu or sorcery. Believed by the populace to be the possessor of the evil eye inasmuch as such a sorcerer is able to inspire hatred or love at will, cause sudden maladies or even death, and cause disease among cattle, in addition to other practices of a necromantic character.

janardana. ::: the Lord of the universe; another name of Vishnu, or God; He who inflicts suffering on evil men; He to whom all devotees pray for worldly success and liberation

jinnee ::: n. --> A genius or demon; one of the fabled genii, good and evil spirits, supposed to be the children of fire, and to have the power of assuming various forms.

Jurupari: An evil deity worshipped by the UapM-CM-) Indians of Brazil.

Kakodaimon (Greek) [from kakos evil + daimon god, genius] Opposed to agathodaimon, the good genius. This Gnostic term denoted the nether pole of the dual serpent M-bM-^@M-^T in one sense Scorpio as contrasted with Virgo, lord of the lower kingdoms, tempter of man, but turned into an aid if he is withstood and overcome.

Kali (Sanskrit) KM-DM-^AlM-DM-+ The black; name of the seventh tongue of Agni, the fire god, which was a black fiery flame. Blackness and darkness have always been associated with the pre-cosmic night in its mystical sense, the pralaya preceding the awakening manifestations of life in the present universe. Hence kali represents pre-cosmic wisdom. By that strange inversion of fact which nature manifests nearly everywhere, the highest is reflected in the lowest as in a mirror, so that in this sense the black fiery flame is the condensed fiery magnetic vitality of the lowest material worlds; therefore in this sense kali often stands for wickedness and evil.

Kama-loka is the abode of the disimbodied astral forms called kama-rupas and of the still highly vitalized astral entities who quit physical existence as suicides and executed criminals who, thus violently hurled out of their bodies before the term of natural death, are as fully alive as ever they were on earth, lacking only the physical body and its linga-sarira. In addition the kama-loka contains elementaries and lost souls tending to avichi. All these entities remain in kama-loka until they fade out from it by the complete exhaustion of the effects of the mental and emotional impulses that created these eidolons of human and animal passions and desires. The second death takes place in kama-loka, after the upper duad frees itself of the lower, material human elements before entering devachan. M-bM-^@M-^\If, contrariwise, the entity in the kama-loka is so heavy with evil and is so strongly attracted to earth-spheres that the influence of the monad cannot withdraw the Reincarnating Ego from the Kama-rupa, then the latter with its befouled M-bM-^@M-^XsoulM-bM-^@M-^Y sinks lower and lower and may even enter the Avichi. If the influence of the monad succeeds, as it usually does, in bringing about the M-bM-^@M-^Xsecond death,M-bM-^@M-^Y then the kama-rupa becomes a mere phantom or kama-rupic spook, and begins instantly to decay and finally vanishes away, its component life-atoms pursuing each one the road whither its attractions draw itM-bM-^@M-^] (OG 76). The highest regions of kama-loka blend into the lowest regions of devachan, while the grossest and lowest regions of kama-loka bend into the highest regions of avichi.

Kama-Loka(Sanskrit) ::: A compound which can be translated as "desire world," which is accurate enough, but onlyslightly descriptive. It is a semi-material plane or rather world or realm, subjective and invisible tohuman beings as a rule, which surrounds and also encloses our physical globe. It is the habitat ordwelling-place of the astral forms of dead men and other dead beings -- the realm of the kama-rupas ordesire-bodies of defunct humans. "It is the Hades," as H. P. Blavatsky says, "of the ancient Greeks, andthe Amenti of the Egyptians, the land of Silent Shadows."It is in the kama-loka that the second death takes place, after which the freed upper duad of the humanbeing that was enters the devachan. The highest regions of the kama-loka blend insensibly into the lowestregions or realms of the devachan; and, conversely, the grossest and lowest regions of the kama-lokablend insensibly into the highest regions of the avichi.When the physical body breaks up at death, the astral elements of the excarnate entity remain in thekama-loka or "shadow world," with the same vital centers as in physical life clinging within them, stillvitalizing them; and here certain processes take place. The lower human soul that is befouled withearth-thought and the lower instincts cannot easily rise out of the kama-loka, because it is foul, it isheavy; and its tendency is consequently downwards. It is in the kama-loka that the processes ofseparation of the monad from the kama-rupic spook or phantom take place; and when this separation iscomplete, which is the second death above spoken of, then the monad receives the reincarnating egowithin its bosom, wherein it enjoys its long rest of bliss and recuperation. If, contrariwise, the entity inthe kama-loka is so heavy with evil and is so strongly attracted to earth spheres that the influence of themonad cannot withdraw the reincarnating ego from the kama-rupa, then the latter with its befouled soulsinks lower and lower and may even enter the avichi. If the influence of the monad succeeds, as it usuallydoes, in bringing about the second death, then the kama-rupa becomes a mere phantom or kama-rupicspook, and begins instantly to decay and finally vanishes away, its component life-atoms pursuing eachone the road whither its attractions draw it.

Kama-loka (Sanskrit) KM-DM-^Ama-loka [from kM-DM-^Ama desire + loka world, sphere] Desire world; a semi-material plane, subjective and invisible to us, the astral region penetrating and surrounding the earth. It is the original of the Christian purgatory, where the soul undergoes purification from its evil deeds and the material side of its nature. It is equivalent to the Hades of the Greeks and the Amenti of the Egyptians, the land of Silent Shadows.

Kama(Sanskrit) ::: "Desire"; the fourth substance-principle of which man's constitution is composed. Kama is thedriving or impelling force in the human constitution; per se it is colorless, neither good nor bad, and isonly such as the mind and soul direct its use. It is the seat of the living electric impulses, desires,aspirations, considered in their energic aspect. Usually however, although there is a divine kama as wellas an infernal one, this word is restricted, and wrongly so, to evil desire almost exclusively.

Kamsa, Kansa (Sanskrit) KaM-aM-9M-^Csa, KaM-aM-9M-^CM-EM-^[a A tyrannical king of Mathura in ancient India, evil uncle of Krishna. When it was foretold that the eighth child of Devaki would kill him, he endeavored to destroy all of her children; so the parents fled with Krishna, their eighth child. Then Kansa ordered all male children of the land to be killed, but Krishna escaped M-bM-^@M-^T a legend paralleling the massacre of the infants by King Herod of Palestine in the New Testament. In the legends surrounding great religious figures, M-bM-^@M-^\everyone of them, whether at their birth or afterwards, is searched for, and threatened with death (yet never killed) by an opposing power (the world of Matter and Illusion), whether it be called a king Kamsa, king Herod, or king Mara (the Evil Power)M-bM-^@M-^] (BCW 14:141). Thus Kamsa in one aspect stands for the opposing power in initiation rites. Krishna, as it was predicted, finally killed his persecutor.(SD 2:48, 504n, 604n; BCW 8:378)

Kamsa ::: the evil uncle of Krsna, who was killed by Krsna].

Karma, Karman: (Skr.) Action, movement, deed, a category e.g. in the Vaisesika (q.v.). In Indian philosophy generally thought of as a metaphysical entity carried by the individual along in samsara (q.v.). As law, karma would be identical with physical causation or causality while working with equal rigor in man's psychic and thought life. As such it is the unmitigated law of retribution working with equal precision in "good" and "evil" deeds and thoughts, thus determining the nature and circumstances of incarnation. Karma is classified into prarabdha (effects determining the unavoidable circumstances of man's life), samcita (effects able to be expiated or neglected, e.g., through jnana), and agami (effects currently generated and determining the future). Jainas (q.v.) enumerate 148 kinds of karma. -- K.F.L.

Karma: Sanskrit for action or deed. In Hinduism and occult philosophy, the dynamic manifestation of mental and physical energy in deeds, speech or thought which inevitably produces a good, evil or indifferent effect, according as the action is good, evil or indifferent, and the effect itself becomes the cause of further effects. Thus karma is the law of physical causation or cause and effect, the unmitigated law of retribution, working with equal precision in good and evil thoughts and deeds, thus determining the nature and circumstances of manM-bM-^@M-^Ys future incarnation. Thus karma is (1) action-energy, past or present, latent or manifest, actual or potential; (2) a self-operating law of cause and effect and retribution; (3) the entity of the individual or of the universe carried along in the series of the Wheel of Life (samsara ).

Kauravas (Sanskrit) Kaurava-s The adjectival noun of Kurus, the opponents of the Pandavas in the Mahabharata. In a similar way Pandavas is derived from Pandu (light-colored, pale, blond). As light has always been taken as a synonym of spirit, some writers have argued that the Kauravas represent the material or evil forces, and the Pandavas the spiritual and light forces, both in cosmic and human natures; yet such analogies can be pressed too far. There was good and bad on both sides in the famous Indian epic.

Kayumars (Persian), Gayomard (Pahlavi) GayM-EM-^Mmard, Gayo-maretan (Avestan) GayM-EM-^M-maretan [from gayM-EM-^M life + maretan to become mortal and mutable] The first legendary king of Shah-Nameh, Ferdausi of the Pishdadian Dynasty [from para-dhata primeval law], who was not aware of the existence of evil until his son Siamak was killed by Diev. This corresponds to the Biblical Adam before Eve ate from the tree of knowledge of good and evil. He is identified with M-bM-^@M-^YAdam Qadmon or the aggregate logos comprehending within itself the ten classes of spiritual beings or Sephiroth; also the representative of the last individuals of the pitric dynasties on earth which preceded the truly human races.

Khadomas (Tibetan) mkhaM-bM-^@M-^Y M-bM-^@M-^Ygro ma (kha-do-ma) [from mkhaM-bM-^@M-^Y sky + M-bM-^@M-^Ygro going + ma female] Equivalent of Sanskrit dakini; in popular Tibetan folklore, deities having feminine characteristics, and hence often styled mothers, although regarded as demons. Blavatsky states that they are elementals, M-bM-^@M-^\occult and evil Forces of Nature,M-bM-^@M-^] and that Lilith is the Jewish equivalent: M-bM-^@M-^\Allegorical legends call the chief of these Liliths, Sangye Khado (Buddha Dakini, in Sanskrit); all are credited with the art of M-bM-^@M-^Xwalking in the air,M-bM-^@M-^Y and the greatest kindness to mortals; but no mind M-bM-^@M-^T only animal instinctM-bM-^@M-^] (TG 177; SD 2:285). Thus the khado or khadoma are equivalent to one of the classes of nature spirits recognized by the medieval Fire-philosophers.

Khensu or Khonsu (Egyptian) Khensu or Khonsu [from khens to travel, move about] The third of the triad of deities worshiped especially at Thebes, where he was regarded as the moon god, son of Amen-Ra and Mut. As Nefer-hetep (lord of joy of heart) he is depicted with the head of a hawk, surmounted by the crescent moon and the disk, and bearing the flailed staff and the ankh. As the moon he ruled over the month and possessed complete power over evil (or lunar) beings bringing disease and suffering, regarded as infesting earth, air, sea, and sky. Thus Khensu was addressed as the healer of diseases and the banisher of evil. Khensu was also associated with Horus as Harpocrates (Heru-pa-khart M-bM-^@M-^T Horus the babe) and with Ra, the sun god. At Hermopolis (Khemennu) he was associated with Thoth and called Khensu-Tehuti.

Kimpurusha (Sanskrit) KimpuruM-aM-9M-

kingdom ::: 1. A territory, state, people, or community ruled or reigned over by a king or queen. 2. Fig. The eternal spiritual sovereignty of God; the realm of this sovereignty. 3. A realm or sphere in which one thing is dominant or supreme. 4. Anything conceived as constituting a realm or sphere of independent action or control. 5. A realm or province of nature, especially one of the three broad divisions of natural objects: the animal, vegetable, and mineral kingdoms. 6. Rarely, in reference to the realm and rule of evil forces. kingdom"s, kingdoms.

Klesa (Sanskrit) KleM-EM-^[a [from the verbal root kliM-EM-^[ to molest, torment, suffer] Pain, suffering, involving nevertheless love of physical existence. Philosophically, the love of life, the cleaving to existence, the love of pleasure or of worldly enjoyment, evil or good. In the Yoga philosophy there are five klesa-karins (causes of pain): avidya (ignorance or nescience); asmita (egoism); raga (passion); dvesha (hatred); and abhinevesa (attachment, devotion).

Klikoosha, Klikoucha (Russian) A crier out, screamer; those so possessed by the Evil One at times crow like cocks, neigh, and prophesy (TG 178).

knell ::: n. --> The stoke of a bell tolled at a funeral or at the death of a person; a death signal; a passing bell; hence, figuratively, a warning of, or a sound indicating, the passing away of anything.
To sound as a knell; especially, to toll at a death or funeral; hence, to sound as a warning or evil omen. ::: v. t.

Ko wu: Investigation of things. (Confucianism.) Investigation of the Reason (li) of things and affairs to the utmost. (Chu Hsi, 1130-1200.) "Rectification" of things and affairs by the extension of one's intuitive knowledge so that what is not correct in things, and therefore evil, may be corrected and made good. (Wang Yang-ming, 1473-1529.)

Krura-lochana (Sanskrit) KrM-EM-+ra-locana The evil-eyed, a title of Sani, the regent of the planet Saturn, and to the planet itself.

ksipamyajasram asubhan asurisveva yonisu ::: [I cast the evil ones continually into Asuric births]. [Gita 16.19]

Kwei (Chinese) Also Kuei. Generally, evil spirits or demons; used in Taoism in connection with yin, referring to beings supposed to be connected with the dark side of nature. Yin is regarded as a universal kwei divisible into myriads of particles. Union of the kwei and shen causes life, activity; their separation causes death. Man is likewise composed of a kwei and shen, the kwei representing the dark side of his nature.

lasting ::: p. pr. & vb. n. --> of Last ::: a. --> Existing or continuing a long while; enduring; as, a lasting good or evil; a lasting color. ::: n.

Later the mythological account describes warlike combats between the two. Horus popularly represented the bright, upward motion of the sun M-bM-^@M-^T resulting in spring and summer; Set represented the downward motion, the mythologic account dwelling upon the fact that Set stole the light from the sun, resulting in autumn and winter. The combats engaged in by Set are rendered in four themes: against Horus, resulting in night coming upon day; against Ra, the sun god; against his brother, Osiris, resulting in the latterM-bM-^@M-^Ys death; and against Horus the Younger who was striving to avenge the death of his father, Osiris. In the fight between Osiris and Set (or Typhon), Typhon is in one sense the shadow, and hence the material aspect of Osiris, M-bM-^@M-^\Osiris is the ideal Universe, Siva the great Regenerative Force, and Typhon the material portion of it, the evil side of the god, or the Destroying SivaM-bM-^@M-^] (TG 90).

Left: In the terminology of occultism, the use of occult powers for evil or improper purposes; black magic. (Cf. brother of the left-hand path.)

Light Light ranges from the arcana of cosmic being to the physical light that turns the vanes of some scientific mill. As the opposite of darkness, evil, ignorance, sleep, and death, it signifies wisdom, goodness, and life. In one sense it is a permutation of mulaprakriti, and as such is that root-substance which can never become objective to mortals in this race or round. It is objective only in relation to that Darkness which is absolute Light. Otherwise it includes both spirit and matter. Three kinds are enumerated: the abstract and absolute, which is darkness; the light of the unmanifest-manifest or Second Logos; and the latter reflected in the dhyani-chohans, minor logoi, and thence shed upon the lower and more objective planes. In a high aspect, it is daiviprakriti or the light of the Logos, the synthesis of the seven cosmic forces; descending through the planes of manifestation, it condenses into forms; physical matter itself is a condensation of light. Through light everything is thus brought into being. Being a root of mental self, it also therefore is the root of physical self (SD 1:430).

Lobha (Sanskrit) Lobha [from the verbal root lubh to desire greatly] Covetousness, avarice, stupidity; in Hindu mythology a god, the son of Pushti and Maya, equivalent to the Latin Cupido, from which comes the modern European Cupid. In this connection Lobha is said to be a son of Brahma generated by the latter in an evil moment.

loki ::: n. --> The evil deity, the author of all calamities and mischief, answering to the African of the Persians.

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Lucifer has been transformed in later Occidental theology into a synonym for the Evil One or the Devil. If the god Jehovah were the highest divinity, which this Jewish tribal deity is not, then any power withstanding him must necessarily be considered to be his adversary; and in the same way the teaching as to the immanent Christ, not only in the world but in each individual person, not being altogether agreeable with the doctrine of salvation by faith in an external savior, became transformed into the Tempter inspiring man to sinful rebellion against God. Lucifer in a very true sense stands for the self-conscious mind in man, which is at once tempter and enlightener M-bM-^@M-^T tempter in its lower aspects and enlightener and inspirer in its higher. See also MANASAPUTRAS; PROMETHEUS; SATAN

machinate ::: v. i. --> To plan; to contrive; esp., to form a scheme with the purpose of doing harm; to contrive artfully; to plot. ::: v. t. --> To contrive, as a plot; to plot; as, to machinate evil.

machinator ::: n. --> One who machinates, or forms a scheme with evil designs; a plotter or artful schemer.

Madan (Tamil) One that looks like a cow; wicked elementals or other astral and subastral sprites or nature spirits, half-brutes or half-monsters. They are particularly helpful to sorcerers of evil intent, as they are used for striking people and cattle with sudden illness and even death.

Magic: Short for magic art: the mastery of occult forces and their use in order to produce visible effects. White magic is the use of magic powers for beneficent purposes; black magic is the use of supernormal powers in nefarious practices, for a selfish or evil end.

Magnetization Influences which one person may exercise on another akin to mesmerism whether of a gross physical nature, to which the term animal magnetism is applied, or of a loftier nature, the action of mind upon mind. Metallic magnetism is itself one manifestation of subtle natural forces, of which personal magnetism is another manifestation. Magnetism, whether diffuse or localized or in the form of animal magnetism, is an emanation from the beings which produce it from their own inner vital power, and hence magnetism is a fluid. Those who are especially endowed with the faculty of arousing it in themselves and projecting it, mainly through the tips of the fingers or the eyes, can use it for either corrective, or for evil and destructive, purposes; while all other beings, even inanimate objects, possess it but do not emanate it willfully or consciously. It flows forth from them as an aura, usually unconsciously. Thus magnetism has an auric efflux or fluid, which finds its foundation in the vitality or pranic sources of the beings or things from which it flows.

maharshi. ::: a great sage; the sage who rejoices in his own Self and who knows he does not gain anything by doing any action &

Mahasura (Sanskrit) MahM-DM-^Asura [from mahM-DM-^A great + asura demon from a not + sura god] The great asura; the Hindu Lucifer. Exoterically, Mahasura has been rendered by some Europeans as comparable with the Christian Satan; but esoterically he is the Great Spirit. The word sura is usually translated M-bM-^@M-^\godM-bM-^@M-^] and asura, M-bM-^@M-^\not-god,M-bM-^@M-^] demons or evil beings; but they are precisely the opposite when properly understood. In the Vedas the suras are always connected with Surya (the sun), and hence regarded as somewhat inferior divinities or devas. As the asuras are the opposites of these, they are superior beings of the highest character M-bM-^@M-^T a subtle and yet true distinction.

mahound ::: n. --> A contemptuous name for Mohammed; hence, an evil spirit; a devil.

Maimon, Moses ben: (better known as Maimonides) (Abu Imram Musa Ibn Maimun Ibn Abdallah) (1135-1204) Talmud commentator and leading Jewish philosopher during the Middle Ages. Born in Cordova, left Spain and migrated to Palestine in 1165 and ultimately 1160, settled in Fez, N. Africa, whence he settled in Fostat, Egypt. His Guide for the Perplexed (More Nebukim in Heb.; Dalalat al-hairin, in Arab.) contains the summa of Jewish philosophic thought up to his time. It is written in the spirit of Aristotelianism and is divided into three parts. The first is devoted to the problems of Biblical anthropomorphisms, Divine attributes, and exposition and criticism of the teachings of the Kalam; the second to the proof of the existence of God, matter and form, creatio de novo, and an exposition of prophecy; the third to God and the world including problems of providence, evil, prescience and freedom of the will, teleology, and rationality of the precepts of the Torah. Maimonides exerted great influence not only on the course of subsequent Jewish speculation but also on the leaders of the thirteenth century scholastic philosophy, Albertus Magnus and Thomas Aquinas. -- M.W.

Main works: Psychol.-ethische Untersuch. z. Werttheorie, 1894; Ueber Annahmen, 1907; Ueber d. Stellung d. Gegenstandstheorie im Syst. d. Wissensch., 1907; Ueber MM-CM-6glichkeit u. Wahrscheinlichkeit, 1915. Cf. Gesammelte Abh. 3 vols., 1914. Meliorism: (Lat. melior, better) View that the world is neither completely evil nor completely good, but that the relative amounts of good and evil are changeable, that good is capable of increase. Human effort to improve the world can be effective in making the world better and probably the trend of biological and social evolution tends in that direction. Opposed to Optimism and Pessimism. The term was coined by George Eliot. -- A.J.B.

Main works: Recherche de la verite, 1674-5; Conversations Chretiennes, 1676; Traits de la Nature et de la Grace, 1680; Traite de Morale, 1683; Entretiens sur la metaphysique et la religion, 1688; Traite de l'Amour de Dieu, 1697; Reflexions sur la premotion physique, 1714. Malevolence: Ill or evil will or disposition -- the will or disposition to do wrong or to harm others. The vice opposed to the virtue of benevolence or good will. -- W.K.F.

mal- ::: --> A prefix in composition denoting ill,or evil, F. male, adv., fr. malus, bad, ill. In some words it has the form male-, as in malediction, malevolent. See Malice.

male ::: a. --> Evil; wicked; bad. ::: n. --> Same as Mail, a bag.
An animal of the male sex.
A plant bearing only staminate flowers.

maledicency ::: n. --> Evil speaking.

malediction ::: n. --> A proclaiming of evil against some one; a cursing; imprecation; a curse or execration; -- opposed to benediction.

malefaction ::: n. --> A crime; an offense; an evil deed.

malefactor ::: n. --> An evil doer; one who commits a crime; one subject to public prosecution and punishment; a criminal.
One who does wrong by injuring another, although not a criminal.

malefic ::: a. --> Doing mischief; causing harm or evil; nefarious; hurtful.

malefice ::: an evil deed; artifice; enchantment.

malefice ::: n. --> An evil deed; artifice; enchantment.

maleficence ::: n. --> Evil doing, esp. to others.

maleficent ::: a. --> Doing evil to others; harmful; mischievous.

maleficience ::: n. --> The doing of evil, harm, or mischief.

maleficient ::: a. --> Doing evil, harm, or mischief.

malengine ::: n. --> Evil machination; guile; deceit.

Malevolence: Ill or evil will or dispositionM-bM-^@M-^Tthe will or disposition to do wrong or to harm others. The opposite of benevolence or good will.

malevolence ::: n. --> The quality or state of being malevolent; evil disposition toward another; inclination to injure others; ill will. See Synonym of Malice.

malevolent ::: a. --> Wishing evil; disposed to injure others; rejoicing in another&

malfeasance ::: n. --> The doing of an act which a person ought not to do; evil conduct; an illegal deed.

malice ::: n. --> Enmity of heart; malevolence; ill will; a spirit delighting in harm or misfortune to another; a disposition to injure another; a malignant design of evil.
Any wicked or mischievous intention of the mind; a depraved inclination to mischief; an intention to vex, annoy, or injure another person, or to do a wrongful act without just cause or cause or excuse; a wanton disregard of the rights or safety of others; willfulness.

malign ::: a. --> Having an evil disposition toward others; harboring violent enmity; malevolent; malicious; spiteful; -- opposed to benign.
Unfavorable; unpropitious; pernicious; tending to injure; as, a malign aspect of planets.
Malignant; as, a malign ulcer.
To treat with malice; to show hatred toward; to abuse; to wrong; to injure.
To speak great evil of; to traduce; to defame; to slander;

malignancy ::: n. --> The state or quality of being malignant; extreme malevolence; bitter enmity; malice; as, malignancy of heart.
Unfavorableness; evil nature.
Virulence; tendency to a fatal issue; as, the malignancy of an ulcer or of a fever.
The state of being a malignant.

malignancy ::: the quality of being disposed to evil; intense ill will.

malignant ::: 1. Showing great malevolence; disposed to do evil. 2. Very dangerous or harmful in influence or effect.

malignant ::: a. --> Disposed to do harm, inflict suffering, or cause distress; actuated by extreme malevolence or enmity; virulently inimical; bent on evil; malicious.
Characterized or caused by evil intentions; pernicious.
Tending to produce death; threatening a fatal issue; virulent; as, malignant diphtheria. ::: n.

malignity ::: n. --> The state or quality of being malignant; disposition to do evil; virulent enmity; malignancy; malice; spite.
Virulence; deadly quality.
Extreme evilness of nature or influence; perniciousness; heinousness; as, the malignity of fraud.

malpractice ::: n. --> Evil practice; illegal or immoral conduct; practice contrary to established rules; specifically, the treatment of a case by a surgeon or physician in a manner which is contrary to accepted rules and productive of unfavorable results.

malum ::: n. --> An evil. See Mala.

malversation ::: n. --> Evil conduct; fraudulent practices; misbehavior, corruption, or extortion in office.

Mana: An impersonal power or force believed to reside in natural objects contact with which infixes benefits of power, success, good or evil. A belief held by the Melanesians. -- V.F.

Mana (Sanskrit) MM-DM-^Ana [from the verbal root man to think] Opinion, conception, idea; also self-conceit, arrogance, pride (especially in the compound aham-mana). In Buddhism, one of the six evil feelings or one of the ten fetters to be discarded. As a neuter noun, consideration, respect, honor. In astrology the name of the tenth mansion or house.

Manichean ::: Manicheans or their doctrines; i.e. adherents of the dualistic religious system of Manes, a combination of Gnostic Christianity, Buddhism, Zoroastrianism, and various other elements, with a basic doctrine of a conflict between light and dark, matter being regarded as dark and evil.

manichean ::: manicheans or their doctrines; i.e. adherents of the dualistic religious system of Manes, a combination of Gnostic Christianity, Buddhism, Zoroastrianism, and various other elements, with a basic doctrine of a conflict between light and dark, matter being regarded as dark and evil.

manichee ::: n. --> A believer in the doctrines of Manes, a Persian of the third century A. D., who taught a dualism in which Light is regarded as the source of Good, and Darkness as the source of Evil.

Manicheism: A mystical religio-philosophical doctrine, instituted in Persia by Mani (Manes or Manichaeus), a Magian who, upon conversion to Christianity, sought to synthesize the latter with the dualism of Zoroastrianism, and became a martyr to his faith. The Manicheist creed teaches that to combat the powers of darkness, the mother of light created the first man. As Buddha and Zoroaster, he worked illumination among men; as Jesus, the Son of Man, he had to suffer, become transfigured and symbolize salvation by his apparent death at the cross; as spirit of the sun he attracts all connatural light particles to himself. But final salvation from the throes of evil demons is accomplished by ascetic living, reminding of the Hindu code of ethics, and belief in Mani as the prophesied paraclete.

Manicheism, a religio-philosophical doctrine which spread from Persia to the West and was influential during the 3rd and 7th century, was instituted by Mani (Grk. Manes, Latinized: Manichaeus), a Magian who, upon conversion to Christianity, sought to synthesize the latter with the dualism of Zoroastrianism (q.v.), not without becoming a martyr to his faith. To combat the powers of darkness, the mother of light created the first man. As Buddha (q.v.) and Zoroaster he worked illumination among men ; as Jesus, the Son of Man, he had to suffer, become transfigured and symbolize salvation by his apparent death at the cross; as spirit of the sun he attracts all connatural light particles to himself. But final salvation from the throes of evil demons is accomplished by ascetic living, reminding of the Hindu code of ethics (see Indian Ethics), and belief in Mani as the prophesied paraclete (John 14.16-17). Revived once more in the Occident during the crusades by the Cathari. -- K.F.L.

manitu ::: n. --> A name given by tribes of American Indians to a great spirit, whether good or evil, or to any object of worship.

Mara ::: [in Buddhism: the Destroyer, the Evil One (who tempts man to indulge his passions and is the great enemy of the Buddha and of his religion)], conscious devil or self-existent principle of evil.

mara ::: n. --> The principal or ruling evil spirit.
A female demon who torments people in sleep by crouching on their chests or stomachs, or by causing terrifying visions.
The Patagonian cavy (Dolichotis Patagonicus).

mara. ::: the embodiment of the power of cosmic evil and delusion

marcionite ::: n. --> A follower of Marcion, a Gnostic of the second century, who adopted the Oriental notion of the two conflicting principles, and imagined that between them there existed a third power, neither wholly good nor evil, the Creator of the world and of man, and the God of the Jewish dispensation.

master of Existence ::: Sri Aurobindo: "I am here with thee in thy chariot of battle revealed as the Master of Existence within and without thee and I repeat the absolute assurance, the infallible promise that I will lead thee to myself through and beyond all sorrow and evil. Whatever difficulties and perplexities arise, be sure of this that I am leading thee to a complete divine life in the universal and an immortal existence in the transcendent Spirit.M-bM-^@M-^] Essays on the Gita

M-bM-^@M-^\Action is a resultant of the energy of the being, but this energy is not of one sole kind; the Consciousness-Force of the Spirit manifests itself in many kinds of energies: there are inner activities of mind, activities of life, of desire, passion, impulse, character, activities of the senses and the body, a pursuit of truth and knowledge, a pursuit of beauty, a pursuit of ethical good or evil, a pursuit of power, love, joy, happiness, fortune, success, pleasure, life-satisfactions of all kinds, life-enlargement, a pursuit of individual or collective objects, a pursuit of the health, strength, capacity, satisfaction of the body.M-bM-^@M-^] The Life Divine

M-bM-^@M-^\Agni is the leader of the sacrifice and protects it in the great journey against the powers of darkness. The knowledge and purpose of this divine Puissance can be entirely trusted; he is the friend and lover of the soul and will not betray it to evil gods. Even for the man sitting far off in the night, enveloped by the darkness of the human ignorance, this flame[Agni] is a light which, when it is perfectly kindled and in proportion as it mounts higher and higher, enlarges itself into the vast light of the Truth. Flaming upward to heaven to meet the divine Dawn, it rises through the vital or nervous mid-world and through our mental skies and enters at last the Paradise of Light, its own supreme home above where joyous for ever in the eternal Truth that is the foundation of the sempiternal Bliss the shining Immortals sit in their celestial sessions and drink the wine of the infinite beatitude.M-bM-^@M-^] The Secret of the Veda

M-bM-^@M-^\All disease is a means towards some new joy of health, all evil & pain a tuning of Nature for some more intense bliss & good, all death an opening on widest immortality. Why and how this should be so, is GodM-bM-^@M-^Ys secret which only the soul purified of egoism can penetrate.M-bM-^@M-^] Essays Divine and Human

M-bM-^@M-^\All ethics is a construction of good in a Nature which has been smitten with evil by the powers of darkness born of the Ignorance, M-bM-^@M-&M-bM-^@M-^] The Life Divine

  M-bM-^@M-^\An Occultist or a philosopher will not speak of the goodness or cruelty of Providence; but, identifying it with Karma-Nemesis, he will teach that nevertheless it guards the good and watches over them in this, as in future lives; and that it punishes the evil-doer M-bM-^@M-^T aye, even to his seventh rebirth. So long, in short, as the effect of his having thrown into perturbation even the smallest atom in the Infinite World of harmony, has not been finally readjusted. For the only decree of Karma M-bM-^@M-^T an eternal and immutable decree M-bM-^@M-^T is absolute Harmony in the world of matter as it is in the world of Spirit. It is not, therefore, Karma that rewards or punishes, but it is we, who reward or punish ourselves according to whether we work with, through and along with nature, abiding by the laws on which that Harmony depends, or M-bM-^@M-^T break them.

M-bM-^@M-^\As long as we live in the ignorant seeming, we are the ego and are subject to the modes of Nature. Enslaved to appearances, bound to the dualities, tossed between good and evil, sin and virtue, grief and joy, pain and pleasure, good fortune and ill fortune, success and failure, we follow helplessly the iron or gilt and iron round of the wheel of Maya.M-bM-^@M-^] The Synthesis of Yoga

M-bM-^@M-^\As there are Powers of Knowledge or Forces of the Light, so there are Powers of Ignorance and tenebrous Forces of the Darkness whose work is to prolong the reign of Ignorance and Inconscience. As there are Forces of Truth, so there are Forces that live by the Falsehood and support it and work for its victory; as there are powers whose life is intimately bound up with the existence, the idea and the impulse of Good, so there are Forces whose life is bound up with the existence and the idea and the impulse of Evil. It is this truth of the cosmic Invisible that was symbolised in the ancient belief of a struggle between the powers of Light and Darkness, Good and Evil for the possession of the world and the government of the life of man;M-bM-^@M-^Tthis was the significance of the contest between the Vedic Gods and their opponents, sons of Darkness and Division, figured in a later tradition as Titan and Giant and Demon, Asura, Rakshasa, Pisacha; the same tradition is found in the Zoroastrian Double Principle and the later Semitic opposition of God and his Angels on the one side and Satan and his hosts on the other,M-bM-^@M-^Tinvisible Personalities and Powers that draw man to the divine Light and Truth and Good or lure him into subjection to the undivine principle of Darkness and Falsehood and Evil.M-bM-^@M-^] The Life Divine

  M-bM-^@M-^\Bereft of all that pertains to the real entity, the genuine man, the bhuta is as much a corpse in the astral realms as is the decaying physical body left behind at physical death; and consequently, astral or psychical intercourse of any kind with these shells is productive only of evil. The bhutas, although belonging in the astral world, are magnetically attracted to physical localities similar in type to the remnants of impulses still inhering in them. The bhuta of a drunkard is attracted to wine-cellars and taverns; the bhuta of one who has lived a lewd life is attracted to localities sympathetic to it; the thin and tenuous bhuta of a good man is similarly attracted to less obnoxious and evil placesM-bM-^@M-^] (OG 17-18).

M-bM-^@M-^\For good is all that helps the individual and the world towards their divine fullness, and evil is all that retards or breaks up that increasing perfection.M-bM-^@M-^] The Synthesis of Yoga

  M-bM-^@M-^\Having evolved himself from the soul of the world, once separated from the first cause, he evaporates with, and emanates all nature out of himself. He does not stand above it, but is mixed up with it; Brahma and the universe form one Being, each particle of which is in its essence Brahma himself, who proceeded out of himselfM-bM-^@M-^] (q SD 1:380n). The Vishnu-Purana explains that created beings M-bM-^@M-^\although they are destroyed (in their individual forms) at the periods of dissolution, yet being affected by the good or evil acts of former existences, are never exempted from their consequences. And when Brahma produces the world anew, they are the progeny of his will . . .M-bM-^@M-^] (q SD 1:456n).

M-bM-^@M-^\I am here with thee in thy chariot of battle revealed as the Master of Existence within and without thee and I repeat the absolute assurance, the infallible promise that I will lead thee to myself through and beyond all sorrow and evil. Whatever difficulties and perplexities arise, be sure of this that I am leading thee to a complete divine life in the universal and an immortal existence in the transcendent Spirit.M-bM-^@M-^] Essays on the Gita

M-bM-^@M-^\In fact ethics is not in its essence a calculation of good and evil in the action or a laboured effort to be blameless according to the standards of the world,M-bM-^@M-^Tthose are only crude appearances,M-bM-^@M-^Tit is an attempt to grow into the divine nature.M-bM-^@M-^] The Human Cycle

M-bM-^@M-^\In GodM-bM-^@M-^Ys providence there is no evil, but only good or its preparation.M-bM-^@M-^] Essays Divine and Human

M-bM-^@M-^\It is He that has gone abroadM-bM-^@M-^TThat which is bright, bodi-less, without scar of imperfection, without sinews, pure, unpierced by evil. The Seer, the Thinker,(1) the One who becomes everywhere, the Self-existent has ordered objects perfectly according to their nature from years sempiternal.M-bM-^@M-^] The Upanishads

M-bM-^@M-^\Material Nature is not ethical; the law which governs it is a co-ordination of fixed habits which take no cognisance of good and evil, but only of force that creates, force that arranges and preserves, force that disturbs and destroys impartially, non-ethically, according to the secret Will in it, according to the mute satisfaction of that Will in its own self-formations and self-dissolutions.M-bM-^@M-^] The Life Divine

M-bM-^@M-^\M-bM-^@M-& a limited consciousness growing out of nescience is the source of error, a personal attachment to the limitation and the error born of it the source of falsity, a wrong consciousness governed by the life-ego the source of evil. But it is evident that their relative existence is only a phenomenon thrown up by the cosmic Force in its drive towards evolutionary self-expression.M-bM-^@M-^] The Life Divine

M-bM-^@M-^\M-bM-^@M-& evil is the fruit of a spiritual ignorance and it will disappear only by the growth of a spiritual consciousness and the light of spiritual knowledge.M-bM-^@M-^] The Life Divine

  M-bM-^@M-^\Nor would the ways of Karma be inscrutable were men to work in union and harmony, instead of disunion and strife. For our ignorance of those ways M-bM-^@M-^T which one portion of mankind calls the ways of Providence, dark and intricate; while another sees in them the action of blind Fatalism; and a third, simple chance, with neither gods nor devils to guide them M-bM-^@M-^T would surely disappear, if we would but attribute all these to their correct cause. With right knowledge, or at any rate with a confident conviction that our neighbours will no more work to hurt us than we would think of harming them, the two-thirds of the WorldM-bM-^@M-^Ys evil would vanish into thin air. Were no man to hurt his brother, Karma-Nemesis would have neither cause to work for, nor weapons to act through. . . . We stand bewildered before the mystery of our own making, and the riddles of life that we will not solve, and then accuse the great Sphinx of devouring us. But verily there is not an accident in our lives, not a misshapen day, or a misfortune, that could not be traced back to our own doings in this or in another lifeM-bM-^@M-^] (SD 1:643-4).

  M-bM-^@M-^\nowhere shows Yama M-bM-^@M-^Xas having anything to do with the punishment of the wicked.M-bM-^@M-^Y As king and judge of the dead, a Pluto in short, Yama is a far later creation. One has to study the true character of Yama-Yami throughout more than one hymn and epic poem, and collect the various accounts scattered in dozens of ancient works, and then he will obtain a consensus of allegorical statements which will be found to corroborate and justify the Esoteric teaching, that Yama-Yami is the symbol of the dual Manas, in one of its mystical meanings. For instance, Yama-Yami is always represented of a green colour and clothed with red, and as dwelling in a palace of copper and iron. Students of Occultism know to which of the human M-bM-^@M-^XprinciplesM-bM-^@M-^Y the green and the red colours, and by correspondence the iron and copper, are to be applied. The M-bM-^@M-^Xtwofold-rulerM-bM-^@M-^Y M-bM-^@M-^T the epithet of Yama-Yami M-bM-^@M-^T is regarded in the exoteric teachings of the Chino-Buddhists as both judge and criminal, the restrainer of his own evil doings and the evil-doer himself. In the Hindu epic poems Yama-Yami is the twin-child of the Sun (the deity) by Sanjna (spiritual consciousness); but while Yama is the Aryan M-bM-^@M-^Xlord of the day,M-bM-^@M-^Y appearing as the symbol of spirit in the East, Yami is the queen of the night (darkness, ignorance) M-bM-^@M-^Xwho opens to mortals the path to the WestM-bM-^@M-^Y M-bM-^@M-^T the emblem of evil and matter. In the Puranas Yama has many wives (many Yamis) who force him to dwell in the lower world (Patala, Myalba, etc., etc.); and an allegory represents him with his foot lifted, to kick Chhaya, the handmaiden of his father (the astral body of his mother, Sanjna, a metaphysical aspect of Buddhi or Alaya). As stated in the Hindu Scriptures, a soul when it quits its mortal frame, repairs to its abode in the lower regions (Kamaloka or Hades). Once there, the Recorder, the Karmic messenger called Chitragupta (hidden or concealed brightness), reads out his account from the Great Register, wherein during the life of the human being, every deed and thought are indelibly impressed M-bM-^@M-^T and, according to the sentence pronounced, the M-bM-^@M-^XsoulM-bM-^@M-^Y either ascends to the abode of the Pitris (Devachan), descends to a M-bM-^@M-^XhellM-bM-^@M-^Y (Kamaloka), or is reborn on earth in another human formM-bM-^@M-^] (TG 376).

M-bM-^@M-^\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.M-bM-^@M-^] The Synthesis of Yoga

M-bM-^@M-^\Schemal, the alter ego and the Sabean type of Samael, meant, in his philosophical and esoteric aspect, the M-bM-^@M-^XyearM-bM-^@M-^Y in its astrological evil aspect, its twelve months or wings of unavoidable evils, in nature; and in esoteric theogony . . . both Schemal and Samael represented a particular divinity. With the Kabalists they are M-bM-^@M-^Xthe Spirit of the Earth,M-bM-^@M-^Y the personal god that governs it, identical de facto with Jehovah. For the Talmudists admit themselves that Samael is a god-name of one of the seven Elohim. The Kabalists, moreover, show the two, Schemal and Samael, as a symbolical form of Saturn, Chronos, the twelve wings standing for the 12 months, and the symbol in its collectivity representing a racial cycle. Jehovah and Saturn are also glyphically identicalM-bM-^@M-^] (SD 1:417).

M-bM-^@M-^\The evil forces are perversions of the Truth by the IgnoranceM-bM-^@M-^Tin any complete transformation they must disappear and the Truth behind them be delivered.M-bM-^@M-^] Letters on Yoga

M-bM-^@M-^\The numberless traditions about Satyrs are no fables, but represent an extinct race of animal men. The animal M-bM-^@M-^XEvesM-bM-^@M-^Y were their foremothers, and the human M-bM-^@M-^XAdamsM-bM-^@M-^Y their forefathers; hence the Kabalistic allegory of Lilith or Lilatu, AdamM-bM-^@M-^Ys first wife, whom the Talmud describes as a charming woman, with long wavy hair, i.e., M-bM-^@M-^T a female hairy animal of a character now unknown, still a female animal, who in the Kabalistic and Talmudic allegories is called the female reflection of Samael, Samael-Lilith, or man-animal united, a being called Hayoh Bishah, the Beast or Evil Beast. (Zohar, ii, 255, 259). It is from this unnatural union that the present apes descendedM-bM-^@M-^] (SD 2:262).

M-bM-^@M-^\The serpent is a symbol of force, very often a hostile or evil force of the vital plane.M-bM-^@M-^] Letters on Yoga

M-bM-^@M-^YOb (Hebrew) M-bM-^@M-^YM-EM-^Lb Also aub. A necromancer, one who M-bM-^@M-^\calls up the deadM-bM-^@M-^] in order to learn from them future events; secondarily, the spirit of divination in the necromancer; and thirdly, the apparition, shade, or kama-rupa itself which is raised. M-bM-^@M-^YOb is M-bM-^@M-^\the messenger of death used by the sorcerers, the nefarious evil fluidM-bM-^@M-^] (SD 1:76), the lowest aspect of the astral light M-bM-^@M-^T M-bM-^@M-^\or rather, its pernicious evil currentsM-bM-^@M-^] (TG 237). As the astral light in its lower aspects was sometimes symbolized by a serpent, so was M-bM-^@M-^Yob often thus symbolized. As signifying the powers of darkness, the denizens in the lower regions of the astral light, and the evil and immoral practices of necromancy, it is the opposite of the Shemitic word M-bM-^@M-^Yor (light, glory; to enlighten, inflame with wisdom and knowledge), used also for mystic revelations and the communication of esoteric truth.

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

Medicine was originally a divine science, providing for the well-being of the spiritual, mental, psychic, astral, and physical man. Archaic medicine included a profound knowledge of genuine astrology, of true alchemy, of occult physiology, of the finer forces vibrating as sound, color, form, thought, and feeling, and whatever related man to his home universe of natural law and order. This was the basis of the natural M-bM-^@M-^\magicM-bM-^@M-^] which tradition has linked with the medical art. This knowledge was dual in its power to work for life or death, for good or evil ends. Its full comprehension required not only a trained intellect, but the intuitive understanding of a pure spiritual nature. Nevertheless, the Atlanteans acquired enough knowledge of the use of dangerous powers that they became M-bM-^@M-^T albeit with numerous and noteworthy exceptions M-bM-^@M-^T a nation of sorcerers. Then, the white magicians established the Mystery schools in which to safeguard the sacred teachings from evildoers and to protect humanity from their influence. Thus, the deeper truths of the healing art have ever since been entrusted only to pledged disciples and initiates. Such fragments of it as have been rediscovered by intuitive physicians from time to time have usually been in keeping with the general cultural level of their civilization. The exceptions have been men who have frequently been too far ahead of their times to be understood. Such a man was Paracelsus in medieval Europe, persecuted for heretical teachings such as the psychoelectric and magnetic play of sidereal forces which linked man with the stars M-bM-^@M-^T the spiritus vitae in man came from the spiritus mundi.

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

Medium ::: A word of curiously ill-defined significance, and used mostly if not exclusively by modern Spiritists. Thegeneral sense of the word would seem to be a person of unstable psychical temperament, or constitutionrather, who is supposed to act as a canal or channel of transmission, hence "medium," between humanbeings and the so-called spirits.A medium actually in the theosophical teaching is one whose inner constitution is in unstable balance, orperhaps even dislocated, so that at different times the sheaths of the inner parts of the medium'sconstitution function irregularly and in magnetic sympathy with currents and entities in the astral light,more particularly in kama-loka. It is an exceedingly unfortunate and dangerous condition to be in, despitewhat the Spiritists claim for it.Very different indeed from the medium is the mediator, a human being of relatively highly evolvedspiritual and intellectual and psychical nature who serves as an intermediary or mediator between themembers of the Great Brotherhood, the mahatmas, and ordinary humanity. There are also mediators of astill more lofty type who serve as channels of transmission for the passing down of divine and spiritualand highly intellectual powers to this sphere. Actually, every mahatma is such a mediator of this highertype, and so in even larger degree are the buddhas and the avataras. A mediator is one of highly evolvedconstitution, every portion of which is under the instant and direct control of the spiritual dominating willand the loftiest intelligence which the mediator is capable of exercising. Every human being should striveto be a mediator of this kind between his own inner god and his mere brain-mind. The more he succeeds,the grander he is as a man.Mediator, therefore, and medium are the polar antitheses of each other. The medium is irregular,negative, often irresponsible or quasi-irresponsible, and uncertain, and is not infrequently the victim orplaything of evil and degenerate entities whom theosophists call elementaries, having their habitat in theastral light of the earth; whereas the mediator is one more or less fully insouled or inspirited with divine,spiritual, and intellectual powers and their corresponding faculties and organs.

menace ::: n. --> The show of an intention to inflict evil; a threat or threatening; indication of a probable evil or catastrophe to come.
To express or show an intention to inflict, or to hold out a prospect of inflicting, evil or injury upon; to threaten; -- usually followed by with before the harm threatened; as, to menace a country with war.
To threaten, as an evil to be inflicted.

Mesmerism ::: An ill-understood branch of human knowledge, developed within fairly recent times, connected with theexistence of the psychomagnetic fluid in man which can be employed by the will for purposes eithergood or evil. It has been called animal magnetism, but more often in former times than at present. Thefirst European who rediscovered and openly proclaimed the existence of this subtle psychomagnetic fluidin man was Dr. Friedrich Anton Mesmer, born in Germany in 1733, who died in 1815. His honesty andhis theories have been more or less vindicated in modern times by later students of the subject.There are distinct differences as among mesmerism, hypnotism, psychologization, and suggestion, etc.(See also Hypnotism)

Metaphors such as woman and mother are always symbolical when referring to motherhood, and have no associations with physical sex, for M-bM-^@M-^\esotericism ignores both sexes. Its highest Deity is sexless as it is formless, neither Father nor Mother; and its first manifested beings, celestial and terrestrial alike, become only gradually androgynous and finally separate into distinct sexesM-bM-^@M-^] (SD 1:136n). This was clearly understood originally, so that there was no degrading or misinterpreting of these figures of speech. With descending cycles, however, humanityM-bM-^@M-^Ys religious conceptions equally materialized: the key ideas having been forgotten or lost, abstractions became concreted into materializations, a masculine Creator or feminine Creatrix were then placed at the summit of the various pantheons, and early religious philosophy M-bM-^@M-^T which was as scientific as it was religious and philosophical M-bM-^@M-^T cast upon the background of the spatial universe images of human surroundings and way of life; so that the deities in the mythologies finally became human images, more powerful but equally swayed by passion, driven by impulse, and restricted by these even as human beings are. Such projection of human attributes into the cosmic spaces led to a still more materialized visioning of the divinities, so that the feminine or productive characteristics of nature in the popular religious mythologies finally gave way before the masculine, and the earlier, essentially beautiful idea of the mother of nature was swallowed up in the purely masculine traits of national divinities, many of them distinctly male and evil, such as the Jewish Jehovah, who waxed wroth and smelt the sweet savor of burnt sacrifices, or again the Greek Zeus swayed by ignoble passions.

misaffection ::: n. --> An evil or wrong affection; the state of being ill affected.

miscarriage ::: n. --> Unfortunate event or issue of an undertaking; failure to attain a desired result or reach a destination.
Ill conduct; evil or improper behavior; as, the failings and miscarriages of the righteous.
The act of bringing forth before the time; premature birth.

mischief ::: n. --> Harm; damage; esp., disarrangement of order; trouble or vexation caused by human agency or by some living being, intentionally or not; often, calamity, mishap; trivial evil caused by thoughtlessness, or in sport.
Cause of trouble or vexation; trouble. ::: v. t.

mischievous ::: a. --> Causing mischief; harmful; hurtful; -- now often applied where the evil is done carelessly or in sport; as, a mischievous child.

misdeed ::: n. --> An evil deed; a wicked action.

misdeeds ::: wicked or evil deeds; wrong actions.

misdemeanor ::: n. --> Ill behavior; evil conduct; fault.
A crime less than a felony.

misdread ::: n. --> Dread of evil.

misfeign ::: v. i. --> To feign with an evil design.

misfortune ::: n. --> Bad fortune or luck; calamity; an evil accident; disaster; mishap; mischance. ::: v. i. --> To happen unluckily or unfortunately; to miscarry; to fail.

misgiving ::: p. pr. & vb. n. --> of Misgive ::: n. --> Evil premonition; doubt; distrust.

mishap ::: n. --> Evil accident; ill luck; misfortune; mischance. ::: v. i. --> To happen unluckily; -- used impersonally.

missay ::: v. t. --> To say wrongly.
To speak evil of; to slander. ::: v. i. --> To speak ill.

missuggestion ::: n. --> Wrong or evil suggestion.

mistide ::: v. i. --> To happen or come to pass unfortunately; also, to suffer evil fortune.

Mithraism: A mystery cult or religion originating in Persia, very popular in the Roman Empire. Its hero-divinity, Mithra, devoted his life on earth to the service of mankind and was believed by his followers to have ascended to heaven and to continue to help the faithful in their fight against the forces of evil. The Mithraists had a very elaborate process of initiation, and the candidate had to pass through seven grades, symbolizing the passage of the soul after death through the seven heavens to the final dwelling place of the blessed. Mithraism restricted its membership to men.

Mo chia: The School of Mo Tzu (Moh Tzu, Mo Ti, between 500 and 396 B.C.) and his followers. This utilitarian and scientific minded philosopher, whose doctrines are embodied in Mo Tzu, advocated: "benefit" (li), or the promotion of general welfare and removal of evil, through the increase of population and of benevolence and righteousness toward this practical objective, the elimination of war, and the suppression of wasteful musical events and elaborate funerals; "universal love" (chien ai), or treating others, their families, and their countries as one's own, to the end that the greatest amount of benefit will be realized; agreement with the superiors (shang t'ung); a method of reasoning which involves a foundation, a survey, and application (san piao); the belief in Heaven and the spirits both as a religious sanction of governmental measures and as an effective way of promotion of peace and welfare. For the development of his teachings by his followers, see Mo che. -- W.T.C.

Mohism: See Mo chia and Chinese philosophy. Moksa: (Skr.) Liberation, salvation from the effects of karma (q.v.) and resulting samsara (q.v.). Theoretically, good karma as little as evil karma can bring about liberation from the state of existence looked upon pessimistically. Thus, Indian philosophy early found a solution in knowledge (vidyd, jnana) which, disclosing the essential oneness of all in the metaphysical world-ground, declares the phenomenal world as maya (q.v.). Liberation is then equivalent to identification of oneself with the ultimate reality, eternal, changeless, blissful, or in a state of complete indifference either with or without loss of consciousness, but at any rate beyond good and evil, pleasure and pain. Divine grace is also recognized by some religious systems as effecting moksa. No generalization is possible regarding the many theories of moksa, its nature, or the mode of attaining it. See Nirvana, Samadhi, Prasada. -- K.F.L.

Moksha: In Hindu and occult terminology, the ultimate realization of identity with the Spirit. (Literally, release or liberation.) The identification of oneself with the ultimate reality, eternal, changeless, blissful, or in a state of complete indifference either with or without loss of consciousness, but at any rate beyond good and evil, pleasure and pain.

morose ::: a. --> Of a sour temper; sullen and austere; ill-humored; severe.
Lascivious; brooding over evil thoughts.

Mortal mind: In Christian Science, M-bM-^@M-^\that self-contradictory consciousness with which the individual mortal man identifies himself, unless by education and religious craving for metaphysical completeness he recognizes its fallacious character. It has a certain resemblance to Maya (q.v.). Christian Science explains that mortal mind consciousness is an erroneous point of view, and asserts that all imperfection, evil, physical objectivity seen as matter, are misrepresentations of a metaphysically perfect universe. Mortal mind stands in opposition to the ethical nature of the metaphysical universe.M-bM-^@M-^] (H. W. Steiger.)

Motorola 68000 "processor" (MC68000) The first member of {Motorola, Inc.}'s family of 16- and 32-bit {microprocessors}. The successor to the {Motorola 6809} and followed by the {Motorola 68010}. The 68000 has 32-bit registers but only a 16-bit {ALU} and external {data bus}. It has 24-bit addressing and a {linear address space}, with none of the evil {segment registers} of {Intel}'s contemporary processors that make programming them unpleasant. That means that a single directly accessed {array} or structure can be larger than 64KB in size. Addresses are computed as 32 bit, but the top 8 bits are cut to fit the address bus into a 64-pin package (address and data share a bus in the 40 pin packages of the {8086} and {Zilog Z8000}). The 68000 has sixteen 32-bit {registers}, split into data and address registers. One address register is reserved for the {Stack Pointer}. Any register, of either type, can be used for any function except direct addressing. Only address registers can be used as the source of an address, but data registers can provide the offset from an address. Like the {Zilog Z8000}, the 68000 features a supervisor and user mode, each with its own {Stack Pointer}. The {Zilog Z8000} and 68000 are similar in capabilities, but the 68000 is 32 bits internally, making it faster and eliminating forced segmentations. Like many other CPUs of its generation, it can fetch the next instruction during execution (2 stage {pipeline}). The 68000 was used in many {workstations}, notably early {Sun-2} machines, and {personal computers}, notably {Apple Computer}'s first {Macintoshes} and the {Amiga}. It was also used in most of {Sega}'s early arcade machines, and in the {Genesis}/{Megadrive} consoles. Variants of the 68000 include the {68HC000} (a low-power HCMOS implementation) and the {68008} (an eight-bit data bus version used in the {Sinclair QL}). ["The 68000: Principles and Programming", Leo Scanlon, 1981]. (2003-07-11)

Mudra (Sanskrit) MudrM-DM-^A A symbol of power over invisible evil influences, whether as a simple posture or a posture considered as a talisman. Applied to certain positions of the fingers practiced in devotion, meditation, or exoteric religious worship, thought by some to imitate ancient Sanskrit characters, and therefore to have magic efficacy and to have a particular esoteric significance. Used both in the Northern Buddhist Yogacharya school and by the Hindu Tantrikas, with both symbolic and practical meanings.

Muluk-taoos, Muluk-taus (Arabic, Yezidi) The lord peacock; symbol of the principal deity worshiped by the Yezidis, who is regarded as accomplishing the work of creation under the command of the supreme Deity. Although looked upon as a fallen angel and the source of all evil, he is not named the Devil, but is the emblem of intellectual pride on the one hand, and of hundred-eyed cosmic intelligence or intellect on the other: referring to the equivalent Persian legend of the creation of the peacock by the Evil One. The hundred-eyed peacock, however, may also stand for initiation, wisdom, the bird of the gods and goddesses connected with secret learning (SD 2:514; TG 218).

Naasenians, Naassenes [from Hebrew nM-DM-^AM-aM-8M-%M-DM-^Ash serpent] A Gnostic school of the Ophites [from Greekophis serpent], which regarded the spiritual dragon or serpent as the redeeming power and as a symbol of the intelligence by whose means Adam and Eve received a knowledge of the existence of higher beings than their creator. The dragon or serpent is an extremely ancient, universal symbol of wisdom and knowledge. Only in Christian times has it become endowed with infernal attributes and used as an emblem of the Evil One. Yet even the Christian scriptures declare that divinity itself can properly be symbolized by the dragon.

Nahash (Hebrew) NM-DM-^AM-aM-8M-%M-DM-^Ash [from nM-DM-^AM-aM-8M-%ash to whisper, hiss, prognosticate, practice divination] Serpent; a constellation M-bM-^@M-^T the serpent or dragon in the northern quarter of the heavens; also a city. In the Bible, the name of two Ammonite kings (1, 2 Sam). Used by Western Qabbalists for the Evil One, supposedly meaning the M-bM-^@M-^\deprived,M-bM-^@M-^] referring to the serpent of the creation story as being deprived of limbs; but Blavatsky holds that this interpretation is erroneous, for M-bM-^@M-^\the Fire-Devas, the Rudras, and the Kumaras, the M-bM-^@M-^XVirgin-Angels,M-bM-^@M-^Y (to whom Michael and Gabriel, the Archangels, both belong), the divine M-bM-^@M-^XRebelsM-bM-^@M-^Y M-bM-^@M-^T called by the all-materializing and positive Jews, the Nahash or M-bM-^@M-^XDeprivedM-bM-^@M-^Y M-bM-^@M-^T preferred the curse or incarnation and the long cycles of terrestrial existence and rebirths, to seeing the misery (even if unconscious) of the beings (evolved as shadows out of their Brethren) through the semi-passive energy of their too spiritual Creators. . . . This voluntary sacrifice of the Fiery Angels, whose nature was Knowledge and Love, was construed by the exoteric theologies into a statement that shows M-bM-^@M-^Xthe rebel angels hurled down from heaven into the darkness of HellM-bM-^@M-^Y M-bM-^@M-^T our EarthM-bM-^@M-^] (SD 2:246). See also BRAZEN SERPENT

Necromancy: Sorcery, witchcraft in general; specifically, the raising of images of the dead, and the practice of infusing life into the unconscious elementaries of the dead and using them for evil ends. Considered Black Magic.

nick ::: n. --> An evil spirit of the waters.
A notch cut into something
A score for keeping an account; a reckoning.
A notch cut crosswise in the shank of a type, to assist a compositor in placing it properly in the stick, and in distribution.
A broken or indented place in any edge or surface; nicks in china.
A particular point or place considered as marked by a nick;

Nine Especially significant when regarded as a triad of triads, it is the number which reproduces itself in multiplication. M-bM-^@M-^\It is the sign of every circumference, since its value in degrees is equal to 9, i.e., to 3+6+0. It is a bad number under certain conditions, and very unlucky. If number 6 was the symbol of our globe ready to be animated by a divine spirit, 9 symbolized our earth informed by a bad or evil spiritM-bM-^@M-^] (SD 2:581).

Nityamuktas (Sanskrit) Nityamukta-s [from nitya continuous, always + mukta freed, emancipated] Always emancipated, continuously emancipated; an Indian sect, the Madhvas, believe that all souls are divisible into three kinds, of which one is the nityamuktas who, whatever mischief or evil they do, because of their nature will inevitably be admitted into Vaikuntha, the abode of Vishnu. This is rejected by the principal Hindu philosophical schools and by Krishna in the Bhagavad-Gita.

Notiones communes: Cicero's translation of the phrase koinai ennoiai, by which the Stoics designated such notions as good, evil, and the existence of God, which they regarded as common to all men, and as, in some sense, natural (physikai) or implanted (emphytai), though not, perhaps, in the sense of being literally innate. -- W.K.F.

number crunching "application, jargon" Computations of a numerical nature, especially those that make extensive use of {floating-point} numbers. The only thing {Fortrash} is good for. This term is in widespread informal use outside hackerdom and even in mainstream slang, but has additional hackish connotations: namely, that the computations are mindless and involve massive use of {brute force}. This is not always {evil}, especially if it involves {ray tracing} or {fractals} or some other use that makes {pretty pictures}, especially if such pictures can be used as {wallpaper}. See also {crunch}. [{Jargon File}] (1995-03-17)

Ob: In Hebrew mysticism and occultism, the Spirit of Ob personifies the evil aspects of the astral light (q.v.).

Obsession The act of besieging, or the state of being bothered or besieged by a foreign personality, especially by an evil spirit, before demonic possession. This condition is found among the sufferers from insanity, epilepsy, hysteria, drug addiction, dipsomania, severe asthmas, and mediumship; these sufferers are found to be suitable, negative instruments or vehicles through which disimbodied entities of strong desire can contact sensuous life. Sometimes, even where organic degeneration is found to be present, questions arise whether this is the cause or the effect of continued nervous and mental wrongs. These latter are striking evidence of the vexing or besieging influence which appears in varying degrees, of restlessness with inner tension, of clouded consciousness, inhibition of will, unusual irritability, vague fears, suicidal impulses, epileptic befogged states, and sudden impulsions, criminal and otherwise. In these disorders those afflicted, although karmically sensitive to psychic conditions and influences, often retain enough normal resistance against surrendering to abnormal control to account for the many-sided inner conflict of the siege. This subjective conflict is sometimes disclosed, as in a patient who, subject to attacks of impulsive violence, anticipates them and asks to be restrained. Thus, psychiatrists note that in the insane, the will power to resist wrongdoing is usually lost before moral judgment is gone. Sometimes the inner man knows that he is not sane and longs for help, but cannot make himself understood.

obsess ::: to haunt like a ghost; trouble; beset like an evil being or force.

obstinacy ::: n. --> A fixedness in will, opinion, or resolution that can not be shaken at all, or only with great difficulty; firm and usually unreasonable adherence to an opinion, purpose, or system; unyielding disposition; stubborness; pertinacity; persistency; contumacy.
The quality or state of being difficult to remedy, relieve, or subdue; as, the obstinacy of a disease or evil.

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

Of specification; is the same as liberty of contrariety: a potentiality for either one of two contraries, as to do good or to do evil. -- H.G.

Of the many types of astral elementals, connection with even those friendly to man are injurious, for they all use part of the living for their automatic actions. Moreover, black magicians who live in their kama-rupas M-bM-^@M-^T in the astral world M-bM-^@M-^T relatively few though they are, survive by using many of these nature spirits to vampirize vitality from the living. The elementaries who, unfortunately, are galvanized into a fictitious life by devitalizing the medium and the sitters M-bM-^@M-^T as clairvoyants have often seen M-bM-^@M-^T are making new evil karma, and even inviting final spiritual disaster.

Ogre: In occult lore, and in the folklore of certain races, an evil nature-spirit of hideous appearance, at times a man-eating giant.

Old forms of evil cling to the worldM-bM-^@M-^Ys soul:

Omen: An event or object believed to be a sign or token portending or foretelling the evil or beneficent character of a future occurrence.

ominous ::: 1. Of or being an omen, especially an evil one. 2. Foreboding evil.

ominous ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to an omen or to omens; being or exhibiting an omen; significant; portentous; -- formerly used both in a favorable and unfavorable sense; now chiefly in the latter; foreboding or foreshowing evil; inauspicious; as, an ominous dread.

One of the principal tenets of Mithraism was that a struggle between good and evil is continually going on in the world, and that this dualistic interworking and intermingling of cosmic and terrestrial forces is also occurring within every man and woman; each one has the power to aid in this conflict so that the good shall ultimately triumph. This is achieved by means of self-sacrifice and probation, and Mithras is ever ready to make the mystic sacrifice whereby the good may triumph. M-bM-^@M-^\The Persian Mithra, he who drove out of heaven Ahriman, is a kind of Messiah who is expected to return as the judge of men, and is a sin-bearing god who atones for the iniquities of mankind. As such, however, he is directly connected with the highest Occultism, the tenets of which were expounded during the Mithraic Mysteries which thus bore his nameM-bM-^@M-^] (TG 216). Origen refers to the Mithraic teaching of the seven heavens, each of which was ascended by means of a ladder M-bM-^@M-^T representing the different stages or planes of the heavens M-bM-^@M-^T over which ruled the highest or most spiritual realm of nature. Celsus mentions their teaching concerning the seven sacred planets.

pain ::: n. --> Punishment suffered or denounced; suffering or evil inflicted as a punishment for crime, or connected with the commission of a crime; penalty.
Any uneasy sensation in animal bodies, from slight uneasiness to extreme distress or torture, proceeding from a derangement of functions, disease, or injury by violence; bodily distress; bodily suffering; an ache; a smart.
Specifically, the throes or travail of childbirth.

palindrome ::: n. --> A word, verse, or sentence, that is the same when read backward or forward; as, madam; Hannah; or Lewd did I live, & evil I did dwel.

pandemonium ::: n. --> The great hall or council chamber of demons or evil spirits.
An utterly lawless, riotous place or assemblage.

pander ::: n. --> A male bawd; a pimp; a procurer.
Hence, one who ministers to the evil designs and passions of another. ::: v. t. --> To play the pander for.

Passages in holy scriptures, such as 1 Samuel, have misled many Europeans into believing that such methods of attempting to peer into the future were proper and considered morally permissible by the wise of ancient days. Yet one has but to read this chapter to see that the woman knew her practice was done against the law then prevailing, which apparently made necromantic intercourse of this type punishable with death (cf 28:9). Traffic with the dead was not infrequently resorted to in ancient times, but was censured as unholy, if not evil. Such raisings of the dead have been common in all ages by necromancers, sorcerers, and traffickers in lower magic; although it is quite true that ancient legend and story provides a number of instances where people of prominence resorted in moments of desperation to such methods in an attempt to gain foreknowledge of events coming to pass: for example, the incident related by Homer of the raising of the shade of the seer Teiresias by Odysseus (Odyssey bk 11) and again the necromantic practices of Sextus, the son of Pompey, through the M-bM-^@M-^\witchM-bM-^@M-^] Erictho on the plains of Thessaly, as described by Lucan (Pharsalia Bk 6, vv. 570-820).

Patanjala (Sanskrit) PM-DM-^AtaM-CM-1jala The Yoga philosophy of Patanjali, which is classed as the fourth of the six schools or darsanas of Hindu philosophy. PatanjaliM-bM-^@M-^Ys Yoga Aphorisms contains many excellent precepts and much excellent advice, although a hatha yoga work, by reason of its reference to physical processes. When carefully studied, it brings about no evil consequences, but it should not be studied apart from the other elements of PatanjaliM-bM-^@M-^Ys philosophic work.

pejorative ::: a. --> Implying or imputing evil; depreciatory; disparaging; unfavorable.

Pentagram: A magical diagram, consisting of a five-pointed star, representing Man; it is considered by occultists to be the most potent means of conjuring spirits. When a single point of the star points upward, it is regarded as the sign of the good and a means to conjure benevolent spirits; when the single point points down and a pair of points are on top, it is a sign of the evil (Satan) and is used to conjure powers of evil.

Periapt: An amulet or a charm worn to prevent disease or to ward off evil.

perpetration ::: n. --> The act of perpetrating; a doing; -- commonly used of doing something wrong, as a crime.
The thing perpetrated; an evil action.

Persian Philosophy: Persia was a vast empire before the time of Alexander the Great, embracing not only most of the orientnl tribes of Western Asia but also the Greeks of Asia Minor, the Jews and the Egyptians. If we concentrate on the central section of Persia, three philosophic periods may be distinguished Zoroastrianism (including Mithraism and Magianism), Manichaeanism, and medieval Persian thought. Zarathustra (Or. Zoroaster) lived before 600 B.C. and wrote the Avesta, apparently in the Zend language. It is primarily religious, but the teaching that there are two ultimate principles of reality, Ormazd, the God of Light and Goodness, and Ahriman, God of Evil and Darkness, is of philosophic importance. They are eternally fighting Mitra is the intermediary between Ormazd and man. In the third century A. D., Mani of Ecbatana (in Media) combined this dualism of eternal principles with some of the doctrines of Christianity. His seven books are now known only through second-hand reports of Mohammedan (Abu Faradj Ibn Ishaq, 10th c., and Sharastani, 12th c.) and Christian (St. Ephrem, 4th c., and Bar-Khoni, 7th c.) writers. St Augustine of Hippo (354-430 A.D.) has left several works criticizing Manichaeism, which he knew at first-hand. From the ninth century onward, many of the great Arabic philosophers are of Persian origin. Mention might be made of the epicureanism of the Rubaiyat of the Persian poet, Omar Kayyam, and the remarkable metaphysical system of Avicenna, i.e. Ibn Sina (11th c.), who was born in Persia. -- V.J.B.

Persia. The theology of Zarathustra was a realistic and dualistic personalism. Nature is assumed to be a plastic order controlled by Ahura Mazda, personalized spirit of Good, against whom struggles in vain Ahriman, the personalized spirit of Evil.

Pessimism: (Lat. pessimus, the worst) The attitude gained by reflection on life, man, and the world (psychiatrically explained as due to neurotic or other physiological conditions, economically to over-population, mechanization, rampant utilitarianism; religiously to lack of faith; etc.) which makes a person gloomy, despondent, magnifying evil and sorrow, or holding the world in contempt. Rationalizations of this attitude have been attempted before Schopenhauer (as in Hesiod, Job, among the Hindus, in Byron, Giacomo Leopardi, Heine, Musset, and others), but never with such vigor, consistency, and acumen, so that since his Welt als Wille und Vorstellung we speak of a 19th century philosophic literature of pessimism which considers this world the worst possible, holds man to be born to sorrow, and thinks it best if neither existed. Buddhism (q.v.) blames the universal existence of pain, sorrow, and death; Schopenhauer the blind, impetuous will as the very stuff life and the world are made of; E. v. Hartmann the alogical or irrational side of the ill-powerful subconscious; Oswald Spengler the Occidental tendency toward civilization and hence the impossibility of extricating ourselves from decay as the natural terminus of all organic existence. All pessimists, however, suggest compensations or remedies; thus, Buddhism looks hopefully to nirvana (q.v.), Schopenhauer to the Idea, v. Hartmann to the rational, Spengler to a rebirth through culture. See Optimism. -- K.F.L.

pessimism ::: n. --> The opinion or doctrine that everything in nature is ordered for or tends to the worst, or that the world is wholly evil; -- opposed to optimism.
A disposition to take the least hopeful view of things.

Philosophy of Religion: An inquiry into the general subject of religion from the philosophical point of view, i.e., an inquiry employing the accepted tools of critical analysis and evaluation without a predisposition to defend or reject the claims of any particular religion. Among the specific questions considered are the nature, function and value of religion; the validity of the claims of religious knowledge; the relation of religion and ethics; the character of ideal religion; the nature of evil; the problem of theodicy; revealed versus natural religion; the problem of the human spirit (soul) and its destiny; the relation of the human to the divine as to the freedom and responsibility of the individual and the character (if any) of a divine purpose; evaluation of the claims of prophecy, mystic intuitions, special revelations, inspired utterances; the value of prayers of petition; the human hope of immortality; evaluation of institutional forms of expressions, rituals, creeds, ceremonies, rites, missionary propaganda; the meaning of human existence, the character of value, its status in the world of reality, the existence and character of deity; the nature of belief and faith, etc.

plague ::: n. --> That which smites, wounds, or troubles; a blow; a calamity; any afflictive evil or torment; a great trail or vexation.
An acute malignant contagious fever, that often prevails in Egypt, Syria, and Turkey, and has at times visited the large cities of Europe with frightful mortality; hence, any pestilence; as, the great London plague. ::: v. t.

Pleasure and pain: In philosophy these terms appear mostly in ethical discussions, where they have each two meanings not always clearly distinguished. "Pleasure" is used sometimes to refer to a certain hedonic quality of experiences, viz. pleasantness, and sometimes as a name for experiences which have that quality (here "pleasures" are "pleasant experiences" and "pleasure" is the entire class of such experiences). Mutatis mutandis, the same is true of "pain". Philosophers have given various accounts of the nature of pleasure and pain. E.g., Aristotle says that pleasure is a perfection supervening on ccrtain activities, pain the opposite. Spinoza defines pleasure as the feeling with which one passes from a lesser state of perfection to a greater, pain is the feeling with which one makes the reverse transition. Again, philosophers have raised various questions about pleasure and pain. Can they be identified with good and evil? Are our actions always determined by our own pleasure and pain actual or prospective? Can pleasures and pains be distinguished quantitatively, qualitatively? See Bentham, Epicureanism. -- W.K.F.

pliant ::: v. --> Capable of plying or bending; readily yielding to force or pressure without breaking; flexible; pliable; lithe; limber; plastic; as, a pliant thread; pliant wax. Also used figuratively: Easily influenced for good or evil; tractable; as, a pliant heart.
Favorable to pliancy.

Plotinism offers a well-developed theory of sensation. The objects of sensation are of a lower order of being than the perceiving organism. The inferior cannot act upon the superior. Hence sensation is an activity of the sensory agent upon its objects. Sensation provides a direct, realistic perception of material things, but, since they are ever-changing, such knowledge is not valuable. In internal seme perception, the imagimtion also functions actively, memory is attributed to the imaginative power and it serves not only in the recall of sensory images but also in the retention of the verbal formulae in which intellectual concepts are expressed. The human soul can look either upward or downward; up to the sphere of purer spirit, or down to the evil regions of matter. Rational knowledge is a cognition of intelligible realities, or Ideas in the realm of Mind which is often referred to as Divine. The climax of knowledge consists in an intuitive and mystical union with the One; this is experienced by few.

plotted ::: conceived and arranged the action and incidents of; laid plans for. Now always in evil sense.

poison ::: n. --> Any agent which, when introduced into the animal organism, is capable of producing a morbid, noxious, or deadly effect upon it; as, morphine is a deadly poison; the poison of pestilential diseases.
That which taints or destroys moral purity or health; as, the poison of evil example; the poison of sin.
To put poison upon or into; to infect with poison; as, to poison an arrow; to poison food or drink.
To injure or kill by poison; to administer poison to.

portent ::: n. --> That which portends, or foretoken; esp., that which portends evil; a sign of coming calamity; an omen; a sign.

Pray: In the folklore of Cambodia (Indo-China), an evil spirit.

precaution ::: n. --> Previous caution or care; caution previously employed to prevent mischief or secure good; as, his life was saved by precaution.
A measure taken beforehand to ward off evil or secure good or success; a precautionary act; as, to take precautions against accident. ::: v. t.

preeminence ::: n. --> The quality or state of being preeminent; superiority in prominence or in excellence; distinction above others in quality, rank, etc.; rarely, in a bad sense, superiority or notoriety in evil; as, preeminence in honor.

preeminent ::: a. --> Eminent above others; prominent among those who are eminent; superior in excellence; surpassing, or taking precedence of, others; rarely, surpassing others in evil, or in bad qualities; as, preeminent in guilt.

presentiment ::: n. --> Previous sentiment, conception, or opinion; previous apprehension; especially, an antecedent impression or conviction of something unpleasant, distressing, or calamitous, about to happen; anticipation of evil; foreboding.

preserve ::: v. t. --> To keep or save from injury or destruction; to guard or defend from evil, harm, danger, etc.; to protect.
To save from decay by the use of some preservative substance, as sugar, salt, etc.; to season and prepare for remaining in a good state, as fruits, meat, etc.; as, to preserve peaches or grapes.
To maintain throughout; to keep intact; as, to preserve appearances; to preserve silence.

Pretas (Sanskrit) Preta-s [from pra away + the verbal root i to go] Gone ahead, departed; the remains in the astral light of the human dead, popularly called spooks or ghosts, and commonly in India signifying evil astral entities. In theosophy, the astral shells of human beings, especially of avaricious and selfish people, and more generally of those who have lived evil lives on earth. Pretas also can be the elementaries reborn as such in the kama-loka. See also BHUTA

Primitivism: A modern term for a complex of ideas running back in classical thought to Hesiod. Two species of primitivism are found, (1) chronological primitivism, a belief that the best period of history was the earliest; (2) cultural primitivism, a belief that the acquisitions of civilization are evil. Each of these species is found in two forms, hard and soft. The hard primitivist believes the best state of mankind to approach the ascetic life; man's power of endurance is eulogized. The soft primitivist, while frequently emphasizing the simplicity of what he imagines to be primitive life, nevertheless accentuates its gentleness. The Noble Savage is a fair example of a hard primitive; the Golden Race of Hesiod of a soft. -- G.B.

Principle of sufficient reason: According to Leibniz, one of the two principles on which reasoning is founded, the other being the principle of Contradiction. While the latter is the ground of all necessary truths, the Principle of Sufficient Reason is the ground of all contingent and factual truths. It applies especially to existents, possible or factual, hence its two forms actual sufficient reasons, like the actual volitions of God or of the free creatures, are those determined by the perception of the good and exhibit themselves as final causes involving the good, and possible sufficient reasons are involved, for example, in the perception of evil as a possible aim to achieve. Leibniz defines the Principle of Sufficient Reason as follows: It is the principle "in virtue of which we judge that no fact can be found true or existent, no judgment veritable, unless there is a sufficient reason why it should be so and not otherwise, although these reasons cannot more than often be known to us. . . . There must be a sufficient reason for contingent truths or truths of fact, that is, for the sequence of things which are dispersed throughout the universe of created beings, in which the resolution into particular reasons might go into endless detail" (Monadology, 31, 32, 33, 36). And again, "Nothing happens without a sufficient reason; that is nothing happens without its being possible for one who should know things sufficiently to give a reason showing why things are so and not otherwise" (Principles of Nature and of Grace). It seems that the account given by Leibniz of this principle is not satisfactory in itself, in spite of the wide use he made of it in his philosophy. Many of his disciples vainly attempted to reduce it to the Principle of Contradiction. See Wolff.

privilege ::: n. --> A peculiar benefit, advantage, or favor; a right or immunity not enjoyed by others or by all; special enjoyment of a good, or exemption from an evil or burden; a prerogative; advantage; franchise.
See Call, Put, Spread, etc. ::: v. t.

prognosticate ::: v. t. --> To indicate as future; to foretell from signs or symptoms; to prophesy; to foreshow; to predict; as, to prognosticate evil.

prolific ::: a. --> Having the quality of generating; producing young or fruit; generative; fruitful; productive; -- applied to plants producing fruit, animals producing young, etc.; -- usually with the implied idea of frequent or numerous production; as, a prolific tree, female, and the like.
Serving to produce; fruitful of results; active; as, a prolific brain; a controversy prolific of evil.

propensity ::: n. --> The quality or state of being propense; natural inclination; disposition to do good or evil; bias; bent; tendency.

Protective magic: The use of magic formulae, incantations, rituals, etc., for averting or overcoming evil influences.

protector ::: n. --> One who, or that which, defends or shields from injury, evil, oppression, etc.; a defender; a guardian; a patron.
One having the care of the kingdom during the king&

prove ::: v. t. --> To try or to ascertain by an experiment, or by a test or standard; to test; as, to prove the strength of gunpowder or of ordnance; to prove the contents of a vessel by a standard measure.
To evince, establish, or ascertain, as truth, reality, or fact, by argument, testimony, or other evidence.
To ascertain or establish the genuineness or validity of; to verify; as, to prove a will.
To gain experience of the good or evil of; to know by

Psychic Powers Powers pertaining to the lower intermediate human nature M-bM-^@M-^T i.e, between the mental-emotional and the physical M-bM-^@M-^T including powers of perception such as astral vision, the lower clairvoyance and clairaudience, the lower psychometry and seership, etc.; and lower biases or tendencies such as hypnotism, the power to produce minor occult phenomena of many kinds, and in connection with the power of automatic astral projection. In their nature they are morally neutral, being susceptible of use or misuse just as are physical powers. If used with an evil or selfish purpose, the action is black magic; and even if used without such motive or with good intention, they may prove confusing and therefore misleading for one who ventures to use them.

Psychologizing a person to heal him of disease or rid him of some injurious habit is also harmful. Bodily ills, in themselves, are the cleansing processes by which past inner wrongs of thought and feeling, having reached the material plane, can be worked out of the system. As for karmic faults and failings in character, the person restrained from them by hypnotism or psychologization merely loses a timely opportunity to develop his spiritual will by which alone every human being must consciously work out his own destiny. The apparent cure of disease, or of a weakness, means that these have been driven inwards, dammed back, inevitably to reappear with accumulated force at a less opportune time in this or a future life. Nor does the practice of self-hypnotization or self-psychologization prevent a disjunction of the personM-bM-^@M-^Ys intermediate nature from his immortal self. The results finally appear as mental disease resulting in crime or as physical disease which is the minor evil.

Pythagorean philosophy regards the duad as evil, and the One as the only good; which symbolizes that manifested qualities are in pairs of opposites, so that contrast subsists not merely within the pair itself but also between the pair considered as a whole and the One which is superior to it. Since throughout nature we find such pairs of opposites, reconciled by a synthesizing unity, it follows that the words good and evil of necessity are used in a relative sense, and convey the notion of incompleteness as contrasted with an intuitively conceived perfection. We cannot suppose that things can be good or evil in themselves, except relatively, or even in their relations to other things.

Pytho (Greek) The older name for Delphi; also, meaning to rot, make rot, and in this sense equivalent to the Hebrew M-bM-^@M-^Xob, the pernicious evil currents of the astral light.

quade ::: a. --> Evil; bad; baffling; as, a quade wind.

Qui Circumambulat Terram (Latin) Who walks around the earth M-bM-^@M-^T said of the Devil by medieval theologians; but there is no reason for restricting it to the maleficent works of Satan. The Fall of ethereal and spiritual beings has been distorted by Christian theology to signify the evil works of the Devil on earth, but theosophically the phrase could refer to the monads who fell from their spiritual estate in order to gain experiences in lower cosmic planes, and who thus pursue their peregrinations not only around the earth, but circle through the globes of our planetary chain and from planet to planet of the seven sacred planets of the solar system.

quitch ::: n. --> Same as Quitch grass.
Figuratively: A vice; a taint; an evil.

rackhasa (a Hindu evil spirit). Left, two lesser evil spirits. 68

Ragnarok: In Norse and Teutonic cosmogony, the end of the present state of the world, when a new age of righteousness on a new earth will be accomplished by a battle between the gods and the evil giants, in which evil will be overthrown.

rakshasa. ::: unrighteous spirit; evil spirit; demon; can even have the appearance of a spiritual guide

recursive type A data type which contains itself. The commonest example is the list type, in {Haskell}: data List a = Nil | Cons a (List a) which says a list of a's is either an empty list or a {cons cell} containing an 'a' (the "head" of the list) and another list (the "tail"). Recursion is not allowed in {Miranda} or Haskell {synonym types}, so the following {Haskell} types are illegal: type Bad = (Int, Bad) type Evil = Bool -" Evil whereas the seeminly equivalent {algebraic data types} are acceptable: data Good = Pair Int Good data Fine = Fun (Bool-"Fine)

Regarding the dualistic cosmic system of the Zoroastrians M-bM-^@M-^T good and evil M-bM-^@M-^T Blavatsky comments: M-bM-^@M-^\No more philosophically profound, no grander or more graphic and suggestive type exists among the allegories of the World-religions than that of the two Brother-Powers of the Mazdean religion, called Ahura-Mazda and Angra-Mainyu, better known in their modernized form of Ormuzd and Ahriman. Of these two emanations, M-bM-^@M-^XSons of Boundless TimeM-bM-^@M-^Y M-bM-^@M-^T Zeruana-Akarana M-bM-^@M-^T itself issued from the Supreme and Unknowable Principle, the one is the embodiment of M-bM-^@M-^XGood ThoughtM-bM-^@M-^Y (Vohu-Mano), the other of M-bM-^@M-^XEvil ThoughtM-bM-^@M-^Y (Ako-Mano). The M-bM-^@M-^XKing of LightM-bM-^@M-^Y or Ahura-Mazda, emanates from Primordial Light and forms or creates by means of the M-bM-^@M-^XWord,M-bM-^@M-^Y Honover (Ahuna-Vairya), a pure and holy world. But Angra-Mainyu, though born as pure as his elder brother, becomes jealous of him, and mars everything in the Universe, as on the earth, creating Sin and Evil wherever he goes.

relief ::: n. --> The act of relieving, or the state of being relieved; the removal, or partial removal, of any evil, or of anything oppressive or burdensome, by which some ease is obtained; succor; alleviation; comfort; ease; redress.
Release from a post, or from the performance of duty, by the intervention of others, by discharge, or by relay; as, a relief of a sentry.
That which removes or lessens evil, pain, discomfort,

Religion does that to man in the name of the Divine, in the name of God. The worst possible evil is enacted and that is because people sincerely believe they are instruments of light when they have actually become instruments of darkness.M-bM-^@M-^]

"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.M-bM-^@M-^] The Synthesis of Yoga

remedial ::: a. --> Affording a remedy; intended for a remedy, or for the removal or abatement of an evil; as, remedial treatment.

remedy ::: n. --> That which relieves or cures a disease; any medicine or application which puts an end to disease and restores health; -- with for; as, a remedy for the gout.
That which corrects or counteracts an evil of any kind; a corrective; a counteractive; reparation; cure; -- followed by for or against, formerly by to.
The legal means to recover a right, or to obtain redress for a wrong.

remedy ::: something that removes or corrects an evil, fault, or error or disorder.

repression ::: n. --> The act of repressing, or state of being repressed; as, the repression of evil and evil doers.
That which represses; check; restraint.

requital ::: n. --> The act of requiting; also, that which requites; return, good or bad, for anything done; in a good sense, compensation; recompense; as, the requital of services; in a bad sense, retaliation, or punishment; as, the requital of evil deeds.

requite ::: v. t. --> To repay; in a good sense, to recompense; to return (an equivalent) in good; to reward; in a bad sense, to retaliate; to return (evil) for evil; to punish.

rescue ::: v. t. --> To free or deliver from any confinement, violence, danger, or evil; to liberate from actual restraint; to remove or withdraw from a state of exposure to evil; as, to rescue a prisoner from the enemy; to rescue seamen from destruction. ::: v. --> The act of rescuing; deliverance from restraint, violence,

result ::: v. i. --> To leap back; to rebound.
To come out, or have an issue; to terminate; to have consequences; -- followed by in; as, this measure will result in good or in evil.
To proceed, spring, or rise, as a consequence, from facts, arguments, premises, combination of circumstances, consultation, thought, or endeavor.

retaliate ::: v. t. --> To return the like for; to repay or requite by an act of the same kind; to return evil for (evil). [Now seldom used except in a bad sense.] ::: v. i. --> To return like for like; specifically, to return evil for evil; as, to retaliate upon an enemy.

retaliation ::: n. --> The act of retaliating, or of returning like for like; retribution; now, specifically, the return of evil for evil; e.g., an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth.

retribution ::: n. --> The act of retributing; repayment.
That which is given in repayment or compensation; return suitable to the merits or deserts of, as an action; commonly, condign punishment for evil or wrong.
Specifically, reward and punishment, as distributed at the general judgment.

retribution ::: punishment for wrong or evil done.

retrieve ::: v. t. --> To find again; to recover; to regain; to restore from loss or injury; as, to retrieve one&

Revelation of John or Apocalypse The last book in the New Testament, a specimen of apocalyptic literature, which in Christianity consists of Jewish Christian mystical books of unknown authorship, attributed among others to Enoch, Ezra, and various apostles. JohnM-bM-^@M-^Ys Apocalypse is in part based on the Book of Enoch, and is the work of a Jewish Qabbalist who adapted it to Judaean Christianity, and who had a hereditary aversion to the Greek Mysteries. Like apocalyptic literature in general, it takes the form of visions supposed to be seen by the alleged author, and its burden is the struggle between righteousness and evil, ending in the overthrow of the latter and the establishment of the kingdom of Christ. It marks a stage in the gradual adaption of the original esoteric Christianity to the demands of a creedal and worldly religion.

reward ::: v. t. --> To give in return, whether good or evil; -- commonly in a good sense; to requite; to recompense; to repay; to compensate. ::: n. --> Regard; respect; consideration.
That which is given in return for good or evil done or received; esp., that which is offered or given in return for some

Right-hand Path ::: From time immemorial, in all countries of the earth, among all races of men, there have been existenttwo opposing and antagonistic schools of occult or esoteric training, the one often technically called thePath of Light, and the other the Path of Darkness or of the Shadows. These two paths likewise are muchmore commonly called the right-hand path and the left-hand path, and although these are technical namesin the rather shaky occultism of the Occident, the very same expressions have prevailed all over theworld, and are especially known in the mystical and esoteric literature of Hindustan. The right-hand pathis known in Sanskrit writings by the name dakshina-marga, and those who practice the rules of conductand follow the manner of life enjoined upon those who follow the right-hand path are technically knownas dakshinacharins, and their course of life is known as dakshinachara. Conversely, those who followthe left-hand path, often called Brothers of the Shadow, or by some similar epithet, are calledvamacharins, and their school or course of life is known as vamachara. An alternative expression forvamachara is savyachara. The white magicians or Brothers of Light are therefore dakshinacharins, andthe black magicians or Brothers of the Shadow, or workers of spiritual and intellectual and psychical evil,are therefore vamacharins.To speak in the mystical language of ancient Greece, the dakshinacharins or Brothers of Light pursue thewinding ascent to Olympus, whereas the vamacharins or Brothers of the Left-hand follow the easy butfearfully perilous path leading downwards into ever more confusing, horrifying stages of matter andspiritual obscuration. The latter is the faciles descensus averno (Aeneid, 6.126) of the Latin poet Virgil.Woe be to him who, refusing to raise his soul to the sublime and cleansing rays of the spiritual sun withinhim, places his feet upon the path which leads downwards. The warnings given to students of occultismabout this matter have always been solemn and urgent, and no esotericist should at any moment considerhimself safe or beyond the possibilities of taking the downward way until he has become at one with thedivine monitor within his own breast, his own inner god.

Rumi, 13th century Iranian mystic poet, considers ahu (jan) conscious life, in which the immutable divine knowledge is reflected. Molavi attributes three qualities to jan: consciousness; ability to distinguish between good and evil; and an inclination towards good and resentment towards evil (Massnavi bk 6). Ferdowsi, 10th century Iranian poet, considers kherad (intellect) the preserver of ahu, the first creation and the integral part of jan.

safely ::: adv. --> In a safe manner; danger, injury, loss, or evil consequences.

sain ::: p. p. --> Said. ::: v. t. --> To sanctify; to bless so as to protect from evil influence.

salvation ::: 1. The act of delivering from sin or saving the soul from evil. 2. Preservation from harm, unpleasantness, etc. salvation"s.

Samael (Hebrew) SammM-DM-^AM-bM-^@M-^YM-DM-^Sl In the Hebreo-Chaldean Qabbalah, the Prince of Darkness, the Angel of Death or Poison, who rules the seven habitations called ShebaM-bM-^@M-^X Ha-yechaloth, zones of our globe, yet these seven habitations or infernal regions are the lower seven of the ten degrees which make the dwelling places of the beings inhabiting the fourth or lowest world of the Qabbalah, of which Samael is supposed to be the hierarch or prince. This fourth or lowest world of Qelippoth (shells) is divided into ten degrees forming the lowest hierarchy of the Qabbalistic system corresponding to the ten Sephiroth. These ten stages of the world of shells are again subdivided into three higher or relatively immaterial, and seven lower, material, or infernal ranges; and of these seven Samael is supposed to be the hierarch or ruler. The Talmud states, however, that M-bM-^@M-^\the evil Spirit, Satan, and SamaM-bM-^@M-^Yel the Angel of Death, are the sameM-bM-^@M-^] (Rabba Batra, 16a); and Samael is also there made equivalent to the Biblical serpent of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil. He is also termed the chief of the Dragons of Evil, and is popularly made responsible for the hot scorching wind of the desert M-bM-^@M-^T the simoom. In conjunction with Lilith he is represented as the Evil Beast (hiwyaiM-bM-^@M-^Y bishaM-bM-^@M-^Y).

Samael: In the Kabbalah, the prince of the spirits of evil.

Samata ::: Equality does not mean a fresh ignorance or blindness; it does not call for and need not initiate a greyness of vision and a blotting out of all hues. Difference is there, variation of expression is there and this variation we shall appreciate, M-bM-^@M-^Tfar more justly than we could when the eye was clouded by a partial and erring love and hate, admiration and scorn, sympathy and antipathy, attraction and repulsion. But behind the variation we shall always see the Complete and Immutable who dwells within it and we shall feel, know or at least, if it is hidden from us, trust in the wise purpose and divine necessity of the particular manifestation, whether it appear to our human standards harmonious and perfect or crude and unfinished or even false and evil.
   Ref: CWSA Vol. 23-24, Page: 224-25

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

Saraph (Hebrew) M-EM-^ZM-DM-^ArM-DM-^Af Fiery, burning, glowing, filled with light and warmth; also serpent. In the Old Testament, the serpent that Moses is ordered to make is the mystical Saraph, and in this almost purely physiological connection it represents Jehovah, the chief of the fiery serpents (SD 2:387). Flying serpent is the generally accepted translation of saraph meM-bM-^@M-^Xopheph (Isaiah 30:6) M-bM-^@M-^T commonly connected in Christian theology with the Devil; but the expression is metaphorical and has nothing to do with the Evil One. This curious, significant phrase more accurately means both covered or enwrapped flame or fire, or flying fire. And as saraph also signifies serpent, it could equally mean covered or concealed serpent, or flying serpent.

sarvapapam ::: all evil. [Kaivalya 1]

satanism ::: n. --> The evil and malicious disposition of Satan; a diabolical spirit.

Satanism: The worship of Satan, principle of evil.

save ::: n. --> The herb sage, or salvia. ::: a. --> To make safe; to procure the safety of; to preserve from injury, destruction, or evil of any kind; to rescue from impending danger; as, to save a house from the flames.
Specifically, to deliver from sin and its penalty; to rescue

scelestic ::: a. --> Evil; wicked; atrocious.

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

seduce ::: v. t. --> To draw aside from the path of rectitude and duty in any manner; to entice to evil; to lead astray; to tempt and lead to iniquity; to corrupt.
Specifically, to induce to surrender chastity; to debauch by means of solicitation.

Shadows Everything on earth is the shadow or reflection of its prototype in superior and inner spheres; more generally, matter is the shadow of spirit; our sun is the central sunM-bM-^@M-^Ys shadow. The human linga-sarira (model-body) is called the shadow-body, and similarly the astral light is called the shadow of cosmic substance, both representing the nether pole of their respective higher counterparts. The Gnostics, speaking of good and evil, said that shadow is what enables light to manifest itself by giving to light objective reality; it is the necessary corollary which completes light or good M-bM-^@M-^T their creator on earth. Every deity has its accompanying dark aspect of shadow, frequently called its veil, sheath, of vehicle.

shamanism ::: n. --> The type of religion which once prevalied among all the Ural-Altaic peoples (Tungusic, Mongol, and Turkish), and which still survives in various parts of Northern Asia. The Shaman, or wizard priest, deals with good as well as with evil spirits, especially the good spirits of ancestors.

Shambalah force: In occult terminology, a beneficent cosmic force which enhances good emotions in the morally and spiritually just, but at the same time also stimulates the evil emotions of the bad.

Shao K'ang-chieh: Shao K'ang-chieh (Shao Yung, Shao Yao-fu, 1011-1077) was son of a scholar (Ch'eng I-ch'uan's teacher). Although he served in the government in a few minor capacities, in general, his life was that of quietude and poverty. But his reputation of integrity and scholarship grew so high that scholars far and near regarded him as their "teacher," and people "warned one another to refrain from evil for fear that Master Shao might know." His Huang-chi Ching-shih, (Supreme Principles for the States and for Society) is a standird Neo-Confucian (li hsueh) work. -- W.T.C.

shardhatah) ::: "may we cast out the passion of him of evil impulse when he putteth forth his force.M-bM-^@M-^] [R . g Veda 2.23.12]

Shedim (Hebrew) ShM-DM-^SdM-DM-+m [plural of shM-DM-^Sd] used in ancient Hebrew writings and in the Qabbalah with a general significance of nature spirits or elementals of various kinds, and therefore corresponding to the Greek daimonia, the Persian devs, and the Egyptian afrites. They were considered to be evil spirits of nature or demons of whom Lilith was popularly said to be the mother. M-bM-^@M-^\The Canaanites, we are told, worshipped these evil powers as deities . . . [and] shed the blood of their sons and daughters to themM-bM-^@M-^] (WWW in TG 298).

Shells Derivative from qelippoth in the Hebrew Qabbalah, having the sense of empty form. They are the astral remains of the lower parts of man disintegrating in kama-loka after the death of the physical body and the separation of the higher principles. These shells persist for a short time in the case of the good, and for a long time in the case of the evil; and may be used as vehicles by various evil entities, or endowed with a temporary vitality by the necromancy of the seance room, which enables them in the physical phenomena of the seance room, whereby the ignorant very often pathetically mistake them for the spirits of the dead when they are in fact but astral phantoms.

shrewd ::: superl. --> Inclining to shrew; disposing to curse or scold; hence, vicious; malicious; evil; wicked; mischievous; vexatious; rough; unfair; shrewish.
Artful; wily; cunning; arch.
Able or clever in practical affairs; sharp in business; astute; sharp-witted; sagacious; keen; as, a shrewd observer; a shrewd design; a shrewd reply.

Shruti: M-bM-^@M-^\Occult signs which attract evil, such as the swastika tilted; attractive signs which hide a devilish intention.M-bM-^@M-^]

Shub-Internet /shuhb in't*r-net/ (MUD, from H. P. Lovecraft's evil fictional deity "Shub-Niggurath", the Black Goat with a Thousand Young) The harsh personification of the {Internet}, Beast of a Thousand Processes, Eater of Characters, Avatar of Line Noise, and Imp of Call Waiting; the hideous multi-tendriled entity formed of all the manifold connections of the net. A sect of {MUD}ders worships Shub-Internet, sacrificing objects and praying for good connections. To no avail - its purpose is malign and evil, and is the cause of all network slowdown. Often heard as in "Freela casts a tac nuke at Shub-Internet for slowing her down." (A forged response often follows along the lines of: "Shub-Internet gulps down the tac nuke and burps happily.") Also cursed by users of {FTP} and {telnet} when the system slows down. The dread name of Shub-Internet is seldom spoken aloud, as it is said that repeating it three times will cause the being to wake, deep within its lair beneath the Pentagon. [{Jargon File}] (1994-11-04)

Sila (Sanskrit) M-EM-^ZM-DM-+la [from the verbal root M-EM-^[M-DM-+l to serve, practice] Moral fortitude, ethical steadiness, one of the Buddhist paramitas. Described as M-bM-^@M-^\the key of Harmony in word and act, the key that counterbalances the cause and the effect, and leaves no further room for Karmic actionM-bM-^@M-^] (VS 47). The Mahayana Sraddhotpada Sastra says of practicing sila: M-bM-^@M-^\Lay disciples, having families, should abstain from killing, stealing, adultery, lying, duplicity, slander, frivolous talk, covetousness, malice, currying favor, and false doctrines. Unmarried disciples should, in order to avoid hindrances, retire from the turmoil of worldly life and, abiding in solitude, should practise those ways which lead to quietness and moderation and contentment. . . . They should endeavor by their conduct to avoid all disapproval and blame, and by their example incite others to forsake evil and practise the good.M-bM-^@M-^] (FSO p. 45)

sinister ::: 1. Corrupt, wicked, evil, base. 2. Threatening or portending evil, harm, or trouble; ominous.

sinister ::: a. --> On the left hand, or the side of the left hand; left; -- opposed to dexter, or right.
Unlucky; inauspicious; disastrous; injurious; evil; -- the left being usually regarded as the unlucky side; as, sinister influences.
Wrong, as springing from indirection or obliquity; perverse; dishonest; corrupt; as, sinister aims.
Indicative of lurking evil or harm; boding covert danger;

smart ::: v. i. --> To feel a lively, pungent local pain; -- said of some part of the body as the seat of irritation; as, my finger smarts; these wounds smart.
To feel a pungent pain of mind; to feel sharp pain or grief; to suffer; to feel the sting of evil.
Quick, pungent, lively pain; a pricking local pain, as the pain from puncture by nettles.
Severe, pungent pain of mind; pungent grief; as, the

solicitous ::: v. t. --> Disposed to solicit; eager to obtain something desirable, or to avoid anything evil; concerned; anxious; careful.

solicitude ::: n. --> The state of being solicitous; uneasiness of mind occasioned by fear of evil or desire good; anxiety.

Soma (Sanskrit) Soma In Hinduism, the moon astronomically; mystically, a sacred beverage of initiates, M-bM-^@M-^\made from a rare mountain plant by initiated BrahmansM-bM-^@M-^] (TG 304). As the moon, Soma is an occult mystery, for the moon as a symbol stands for both good and evil, yet more often a symbol of evil than of good. Astrologically, Soma is the regent of the invisible or occult moon, while Indu represents the physical moon. M-bM-^@M-^\Soma is the mystery god and presides over the mystic and occult nature in man and the UniverseM-bM-^@M-^] (SD 2:45). Soma or lunar worship was once purely occult and its rites were based upon a minute and profound knowledge of nature.

Sometimes the uraeus is represented with a circle over its head, and again with the winged solar disk, a variant of the serpent and egg symbol met with in so many forms among ancient peoples. Egyptologists interpret the uraeus placed on either side of the winged solar disk as emblematic of the supremacy of the sun, of good over evil, or of Horus over Set; but also the uraeus is associated with the immortal human principles, for one of its identities in The Book of the Dead is the flame. In Aanroo or Aaru M-bM-^@M-^T one of the divisions of the underworld M-bM-^@M-^T the soul of the spirit is devoured after death by the uraeus (ch 99). Blavatsky in explaining this verse speaks of the uraeus as M-bM-^@M-^\the Serpent, Son of the earth (in another sense the primordial vital principles in the sun),M-bM-^@M-^] and says further that M-bM-^@M-^\the Astral body of the deceased or the M-bM-^@M-^XElementaryM-bM-^@M-^Y fades out and disappears in the M-bM-^@M-^XSon of the earth,M-bM-^@M-^Y limited time. The soul quits the fields of Aanroo and goes on earth under any shape it likes to assumeM-bM-^@M-^] (SD 1:674n).

Sorcerer: A practitioner of black magic for evil purposes or selfish ends, who sold his soul to Satan or another form of the Prince of Darkness in exchange for his services and assistance for a determined period of time.

Sorcerers [from Latin sors lot] Those using occult powers and arcane knowledge for evil purposes. It covers various degrees of black magic, from ignorant practitioners M-bM-^@M-^T such as the followers of Voodoo M-bM-^@M-^T to others who, with greater knowledge and a larger intellectual development, are often called black magicians instead of sorcerers, though these terms are virtually synonymous.

Sorcery: Black magic; the use of supernatural powers for evil or selfish ends.

sorcery ::: n. --> Divination by the assistance, or supposed assistance, of evil spirits, or the power of commanding evil spirits; magic; necromancy; witchcraft; enchantment.

sorrow ::: n. --> The uneasiness or pain of mind which is produced by the loss of any good, real or supposed, or by diseappointment in the expectation of good; grief at having suffered or occasioned evil; regret; unhappiness; sadness.
To feel pain of mind in consequence of evil experienced, feared, or done; to grieve; to be sad; to be sorry.

sorry ::: a. --> Grieved for the loss of some good; pained for some evil; feeling regret; -- now generally used to express light grief or affliction, but formerly often used to express deeper feeling.
Melancholy; dismal; gloomy; mournful.
Poor; mean; worthless; as, a sorry excuse.

Sortilegium (Latin) [from sors lot + lego choose] Divination by drawing lots; a practice of wide diffusion in antiquity, and constantly mentioned in literature of classical Greek and Latin as well as of other countries, and still practiced in some places. One form of it consisted in picking at random in the pages of a book, after due concentration of the mind on the object to be obtained. This was done by the Romans in their sortes Virgilianae, and the early Christians practiced it with the Bible, as a means of ascertaining the divine will or obtaining guidance. Augustine even sanctioned this practice, provided it was not done for worldly ends, and indulged in it himself. The word sorcery is also derived from sors through late Latin and French, and sortilege was often regarded as a form of sorcery M-bM-^@M-^T as indeed it was when the knowledge sought was desired for the purposes of evil. It is the motive in these matters which distinguishes the good from the bad. See also DIVINATION

Soulless Beings ::: "We elbow soulless men in the streets at every turn," wrote H. P. Blavatsky. This is an actual fact. Thestatement does not mean that those whom we thus elbow have no soul. The significance is that thespiritual part of these human beings is sleeping, not awake. They are animate humans with an animateworking brain-mind, an animal mind, but otherwise "soulless" in the sense that the soul is inactive,sleeping; and this is also just what Pythagoras meant when he spoke of the "living dead." They areeverywhere, these people. We elbow them, just as H. P. Blavatsky says, at every turn. The eyes may bephysically bright, and filled with the vital physical fire, but they lack soul; they lack tenderness, thefervid yet gentle warmth of the living flame of inspiration within. Sometimes impersonal love willawaken the soul in a man or in a woman; sometimes it will kill it if the love become selfish and gross.The streets are filled with such "soulless" people; but the phrase soulless people does not mean "lostsouls." The latter is again something else. The term soulless people therefore is a technical term. It meansmen and women who are still connected, but usually quite unconsciously, with the monad, the spiritualessence within them, but who are not self-consciously so connected. They live very largely in thebrain-mind and in the fields of sensuous consciousness. They turn with pleasure to the frivolities of life.They have the ordinary feelings of honor, etc., because it is conventional and good breeding so to havethem; but the deep inner fire of yearning, the living warmth that comes from being more or less at onewith the god within, they know not. Hence, they are "soulless," because the soul is not working with fieryenergy in and through them.A lost soul, on the other hand, means an entity who through various rebirths, it may be a dozen, or moreor less, has been slowly following the "easy descent to Avernus," and in whom the threads ofcommunication with the spirit within have been snapped one after the other. Vice will do this, continuousvice. Hate snaps these spiritual threads more quickly than anything else perhaps. Selfishness, the parentof hate, is the root of all human evil; and therefore a lost soul is one who is not merely soulless in theordinary theosophical usage of the word, but is one who has lost the last link, the last delicate thread ofconsciousness, connecting him with his inner god. He will continue "the easy descent," passing fromhuman birth to an inferior human birth, and then to one still more inferior, until finally the degenerateastral monad -- all that remains of the human being that once was -- may even enter the body of somebeast to which it feels attracted (and this is one side of the teaching of transmigration, which has been sobadly misunderstood in the Occident); some finally go even to plants perhaps, at the last, and willultimately vanish. The astral monad will then have faded out. Such lost souls are exceedingly rare,fortunately; but they are not what we call soulless people.If the student will remember the fact that when a human being is filled with the living spiritual andintellectual fiery energies flowing into his brain-mind from his inner god, he is then an insouled being, hewill readily understand that when these fiery energies can no longer reach the brain-mind and manifest ina man's life, there is thus produced what is called a soulless being. A good man, honorable, loyal,compassionate, aspiring, gentle, and true-hearted, and a student of wisdom, is an "insouled" man; abuddha is one who is fully, completely insouled; and there are all the intermediate grades between.

spinster ::: n. --> A woman who spins, or whose occupation is to spin.
A man who spins.
An unmarried or single woman; -- used in legal proceedings as a title, or addition to the surname.
A woman of evil life and character; -- so called from being forced to spin in a house of correction.

Spirit-kings Incarnated devas or demigods become human, mentioned as a dynasty of the Lemuro-Atlanteans. These monads, manifesting as devas, assumed bodies to rule over the less evolved men of their own period; but because they descended into matter and therefore were manifesting as rupa beings, they had the possibility of falling into error or evil, as happened historically with more than one who took the left-hand path and corrupted their Atlantean subjects. The dynasty of the spirit-kings, like the general run of the Atlanteans, were divisible into those who followed the right-hand path, and those who followed the left-hand path. The former were called Sons of Light, and the latter Sons of the Shadow.

Sri Aurobindo: "As there are Powers of Knowledge or Forces of the Light, so there are Powers of Ignorance and tenebrous Forces of the Darkness whose work is to prolong the reign of Ignorance and Inconscience. As there are Forces of Truth, so there are Forces that live by the Falsehood and support it and work for its victory; as there are powers whose life is intimately bound up with the existence, the idea and the impulse of Good, so there are Forces whose life is bound up with the existence and the idea and the impulse of Evil. It is this truth of the cosmic Invisible that was symbolised in the ancient belief of a struggle between the powers of Light and Darkness, Good and Evil for the possession of the world and the government of the life of man; M-bM-^@M-^T this was the significance of the contest between the Vedic Gods and their opponents, sons of Darkness and Division, figured in a later tradition as Titan and Giant and Demon, Asura, Rakshasa, Pisacha; the same tradition is found in the Zoroastrian Double Principle and the later Semitic opposition of God and his Angels on the one side and Satan and his hosts on the other, M-bM-^@M-^T invisible Personalities and Powers that draw man to the divine Light and Truth and Good or lure him into subjection to the undivine principle of Darkness and Falsehood and Evil.M-bM-^@M-^] The Life Divine

Sri Aurobindo: "Destruction in itself is neither good nor evil. It is a fact of Nature, a necessity in the play of forces, as things are in this world. The Light destroys the Darkness and the Powers of Darkness, and that is not a movement of Ignorance!M-bM-^@M-^] *Letters on Yoga

Sri Aurobindo: "Material Nature is not ethical; the law which governs it is a co-ordination of fixed habits which take no cognisance of good and evil, but only of force that creates, force that arranges and preserves, force that disturbs and destroys impartially, non-ethically, according to the secret Will in it, according to the mute satisfaction of that Will in its own self-formations and self-dissolutions.M-bM-^@M-^] *The Life Divine

Sri Aurobindo: M-bM-^@M-^\The legend of the Tower of Babel speaks of the diversity of tongues as a curse laid on the race; but whatever its disadvantages, and they tend more and more to be minimised by the growth of civilisation and increasing intercourse, it has been rather a blessing than a curse, a gift to mankind rather than a disability laid upon it. The purposeless exaggeration of anything is always an evil, and an excessive pullulation of varying tongues that serve no purpose in the expression of a real diversity of spirit and culture is certainly a stumbling-block rather than a help: but this excess, though it existed in the past, is hardly a possibility of the future. The tendency is rather in the opposite direction. In former times diversity of language helped to create a barrier to knowledge and sympathy, was often made the pretext even of an actual antipathy and tended to a too rigid division. The lack of sufficient interpenetration kept up both a passive want of understanding and a fruitful crop of active misunderstandings. But this was an inevitable evil of a particular stage of growth, an exaggeration of the necessity that then existed for the vigorous development of strongly individualised group-souls in the human race. These disadvantages have not yet been abolished, but with closer intercourse and the growing desire of men and nations for the knowledge of each otherM-bM-^@M-^Ys thought and spirit and personality, they have diminished and tend to diminish more and more and there is no reason why in the end they should not become inoperative.M-bM-^@M-^] The Human Cycle. Babel-buildersM-bM-^@M-^Y.

Sri Aurobindo: ". . . wrong will and falsehood of the steps, . . . separative egoism inflicting by its ignorance and separate contrary will harm on oneself or harm on others, self-driven to a wrong dealing with one"s own soul, mind, life or body or a wrong dealing with the soul, mind, life, body of others, . . . is the practical sense of all human evil.M-bM-^@M-^] *The Life Divine

stag-evil ::: n. --> A kind of palsy affecting the jaw of a horse.

stratagem ::: n. --> An artifice or trick in war for deceiving the enemy; hence, in general, artifice; deceptive device; secret plot; evil machination.

Suicide As an inseparable part of the universe, whether considered as an organism or as a huge animated machine, we cannot violently remove ourselves from the pattern without interfering with the harmonious working of the other parts; and just here enters the immense moral or ethical import of the evil of suicide. But even had we a right to destroy our life, it would be futile. We may destroy the body, but we cannot destroy the mind. The suicide, after the temporary but complete unconsciousness which succeeds death, awakes in kama-loka the same person, in the same state of consciousness, minus only the physical triad (body, astral body, and gross physical vitality). His state of consciousness is one of torture, the repetition over and over of his suicidal act and the emotions that induced and accompanied it; this happens automatically because the mind, like an automaton repeats incessantly perforce the controlling or dominating impulses that governed it when the person took his physical life. And as the higher ego has its own life term, he has to remain in that condition until what would have been the natural term of life on earth is ended, body or no body.

Suoyatar (Finnish) One of the forces of evil in the Kalevala, who gives birth to the serpent of evil or death by means of her spittle. The origin of all serpents is attributed to Suoyatar. See also HISI

Talisman [from Arab from Greek telesma completion, initiation, incantation] A charm made by engraving, for instance, the seal or sigil of a certain planet on a disc of metal corresponding to that planet, the operation being done at a time when the influence of that planet is strong. This, being worn, secured the help or influence of the genius of the planet, and is thought to be protective against one or another evil influence. The application extends beyond the planets, and an indefinite number of signs might be used to propitiate or protect against various genii, evil or good.

talisman ::: n. --> A magical figure cut or engraved under certain superstitious observances of the configuration of the heavens, to which wonderful effects are ascribed; the seal, figure, character, or image, of a heavenly sign, constellation, or planet, engraved on a sympathetic stone, or on a metal corresponding to the star, in order to receive its influence.
Hence, something that produces extraordinary effects, esp. in averting or repelling evil; an amulet; a charm; as, a talisman

tamas. ::: qualities of darkness, dullness, error, ignorance, delusion, inactivity, sluggishness, heaviness, inertia, folly and evil; last and lowest of the three qualities

Tamas(Sanskrit) ::: One of the three gunas or qualities or essential attributes of manifested beings and things.Tamas is the quality of darkness, illusion, ignorance; it also means, in a quite different sense, quiescence,passivity, repose, rest, inertia. It becomes immediately obvious from the distinctions that these two seriesof words show, that there is both a good and an evil side to tamas, just as indeed there is a good and evilside to rajas, and even to sattva. The condition of manifested existence in the state of cosmic pralaya is inone sense of the word the tamasic condition, signifying quiescence or rest. When the universe is in thestage of active manvantaric manifestation, we may in a generalizing sense say that the universe is in therajasic state or condition; and that aspect of the universe which we may call the divine-spiritual, whetherin the universe itself or in the manvantara or in the pralaya of a globe, can be spoken of as the sattvicstate or condition. From these observations it should be evident that the three gunas -- sattva, rajas, tamas-- not only can exist contemporaneously and coincidently, but actually do so exist, and that in fact thethree are inextricably interblended. They are really three phases or conditions of imbodiedconsciousnesses, and each has its noble and each its "evil" side.

taranis ::: n. --> A Celtic divinity, regarded as the evil principle, but confounded by the Romans with Jupiter.

Tehmi: M-bM-^@M-^\The symbol of the evil forces.M-bM-^@M-^]

Telesm: An amulet, charm, or any other object worn to ward off evil.

tempt ::: 1. To attract, appeal strongly to, or invite. 2. Disposed to do something. 3. To try, endeavour; attempt. 4. To entice or allure to do something often regarded as unwise, wrong, immoral or evil. tempts, tempted.

temptation ::: n. --> The act of tempting, or enticing to evil; seduction.
The state of being tempted, or enticed to evil.
That which tempts; an inducement; an allurement, especially to something evil.

tempter ::: n. --> One who tempts or entices; especially, Satan, or the Devil, regarded as the great enticer to evil.

tempt ::: v. t. --> To put to trial; to prove; to test; to try.
To lead, or endeavor to lead, into evil; to entice to what is wrong; to seduce.
To endeavor to persuade; to induce; to invite; to incite; to provoke; to instigate.
To endeavor to accomplish or reach; to attempt.

Ten-brel chug-nyi is the Tibetan expression of the causal relations inherent in and affecting peregrinating monads, which bring about manifestation in successive imbodiments; this Buddhist teaching shows a somewhat more elaborate philosophical development in the Tibetan doctrine than elsewhere. Freedom from the entangling relations affecting consciousness is to be found by an earnest and strict following of the Four Noble Truths leading into the Noble Eightfold Path; yet the essence of the religion of the buddhas is in the words of Gautama Buddha: M-bM-^@M-^\To cease from all evil or wrong doing; to become enamored of virtue; to cleanse oneM-bM-^@M-^Ys own heart or nature M-bM-^@M-^T here is the religion of the Buddhas.M-bM-^@M-^] See also NIDANA

Tengus: Evil tree spirits (Japan), human in form but hatched from eggs.

Tezcatlipoca: Warrior god of the Aztecs, punisher of evil-doers, god of the waning moon; a counterpart of the god Quetzalcoatl.

Tharana [probably Hindi; cf Pali tharana strewing, spreading; Sanskrit starana from the verbal root stri to strew, scatter] Self-induced trance or self-hypnosis; M-bM-^@M-^\an action in India, which is of magical character and a kind of exorcism. Lit., M-bM-^@M-^Xto brush or sweep awayM-bM-^@M-^Y (evil influences, tharhn meaning a broom, and tharnhan, a duster); driving away the bad bhuts (bad aura and bad spirits) through the mesmeriserM-bM-^@M-^Ys beneficent willM-bM-^@M-^] (TG 327).

The annihilation of those who choose the left-hand or matter path occurs because they use their manasic faculty to its prostitution for selfish and evil purposes, which leads to a final rupture of the manasic links. When this rupture is complete, the entity being no longer attached to the higher triad sinks rapidly into the whirlpool of absolute matter and is finally disintegrated into its component life-atoms. The higher triad or monad thus freed from its downward-tending personality, after a period of rest in spiritual realms evolves a new lower garment in which to manifest in a later manvantara.

The antithesis of these lofty ideas underlies the widespread prevalence of blood rites. In fact, the many blood ceremonials which mark and mar the records of so many peoples are often gross, cruel, and perverted, violating the sacredness of life by offering animal and human sacrifices. Several groups regard blood as one of the essential elements used in their numerous forms of initiations, oblations, invocations to ancestors and to spirits of various kinds. Their fixed belief that the demons or spirits invoked by these ceremonies are harmful if not propitiated, but will be gratified and nourished by the immaterial essence, savor, or fumes of the foods, alcohols, and blood offerings is not without some basis of fact; for the earth-bound kama-rupic entities and astral elementaries are attracted by, and do abstract the impalpable kama-pranic life-force from, the fumes and emanations of such offerings. These beliefs are consistent with much in the tribal customs and rites which attracts and revivifies evil entities in their own astral atmosphere. Customs like poison ordeals for so-called witches, and evil use of nature forces for injuring or destroying personal enemies, added to frequent evocations, make a vicious circle of cause and effect.

"The evil forces are perversions of the Truth by the Ignorance M-bM-^@M-^T in any complete transformation they must disappear and the Truth behind them be delivered.M-bM-^@M-^] Letters on Yoga

The combination with three (6+3) making nine, however, was looked at askance by the ancients, for M-bM-^@M-^\if number 6 was the symbol of our globe ready to be animated by a divine spirit, 9 symbolized our earth informed by a bad or evil spiritM-bM-^@M-^] (SD 2:581).

The daemon of Socrates stood for his higher and spiritual self, and parallels in this sense the Christian idea of the Guardian Angel. Hesiod designated them as spirits of the golden age appointed to watch over and guard mankind. We often find two daemones accompanying the individual, one prompting to good, the other to evil; while again it may be the same genius, whose influence is defined as at one time good, at another evil.

The difficulty lies in the misuse of the adjective free, which is apparently understood to mean a will free from the cosmic unity, and all too often envisaged as running more or less wild if not contrary to the cosmic structure. Man is but a child of the universe, and is so in all his parts, but precisely because the part must contain everything that exists in the whole, therefore there is in man and in every other entity, an inseparable union with the cosmic root. Reluctance by man to acknowledge and to perform in his life the silent mandates of cosmic law induces the varieties of evil, disharmony, and even disease with which human life is all too often cursed; and the way to freedom, spiritual peace, wisdom, and love is by subordinating the individual human will to harmony with the divine. In such cases man becomes a Buddha or Christ, a conscious and willing instrument of divinity.

The early Christians believed that the pagan gods were impersonated by evil demons or were actually merely daemonia. It is hard to believe that Jehovah, Jupiter, the Christian God, Brahma, and the like are nothing more than merely abstract ideas, for they actually are human ways of expressing some of the active and distinctly concrete powers or potencies in the solar system.

``The first step on this free, this equal, this divine way of action is to put from you attachment to fruit and recompense and to labour only for the sake of the work itself that has to be done. For you must deeply feel that the fruits belong not to you but to the Master of the world. Consecrate your labour and leave its returns to the Spirit who manifests and fulfils himself in the universal movement. The outcome of your action is determined by his will alone and whatever it be, good or evil fortune, success or failure, it is turned by him to the accomplishment of his world purpose.M-bM-^@M-^] Essays on the Gita*

``The first step on this free, this equal, this divine way of action is to put from you attachment to fruit and recompense and to labour only for the sake of the work itself that has to be done. For you must deeply feel that the fruits belong not to you but to the Master of the world. Consecrate your labour and leave its returns to the Spirit who manifests and fulfils himself in the universal movement. The outcome of your action is determined by his will alone and whatever it be, good or evil fortune, success or failure, it is turned by him to the accomplishment of his world purpose.M-bM-^@M-^] Essays on the Gita

The higher classes of the brothers of the shadow, those who may be called spiritual sorcerers, mentioned in the New Testament as entities of spiritual wickedness, have a longer life period than have the lower classes. These spiritual sorcerers, depending upon the degree of unfolding of spiritual energy which they have attained and prostituted to evil uses, may even endure till the end of the globe manvantara, reincarnating themselves at repeated, rapid intervals; but their pathway is downwards into still deeper ranges of matter, and involves a progressively greater loss of inner spiritual light reaching them from their spiritual monad.

The human body has M-bM-^@M-^\Manasic as well as Kamic organs,M-bM-^@M-^] so that the cells answer to physical, mental, and spiritual impulses. The higher ego cannot act directly on the body, as its consciousness belongs to another plane of ideation; it has to act through its alter ego M-bM-^@M-^T the personal self (BCW 12:368-9; or St in Oc 90-1). The inert physical body is built, cell for cell, upon the invisible substance of the astral model-body or linga-sarira. The latter contains the real organs of the senses and sensations, and it transmits the mental, emotional, and instinctual impulses to which the physical body reacts. The lower mind acts upon the physical organs and their cells; but only the higher mind can influence the atoms in these cells, and arouse the brain to a mental conception of spiritual ideas. That is to say, ideal, mental, and physiological wholeness depend upon the dominance of the atomic, spiritual impulses over the desires of the selfish kama-manasic nature. The personal nature is limited in action to the material, molecular cell. This subtle but practical interplay of his physical and superphysical nature points to the natural unity of purpose in the trend of ethics and physiology. With power to know good and evil, and free will to choose, man is responsible for refining and perfecting his material, personal nature into becoming a responsive and powerful medium for manifesting his spiritual and higher intellectual individuality. The inner man is ever acting with the cosmic evolutionary urge toward perfection of type. It is this reincarnating ego which directs the atomic life of the fertilized germ-cells in upbuilding the body according to pattern; this is the mysterious organizer which eludes all analyses of biological researchers. Likewise, the morally and intellectually irresponsible entities evolving in the lower kingdoms are impulsed, in addition to the urge of each individual entityM-bM-^@M-^Ys monad, by the instinctual phase of the universal mind which is directed by celestial beings acting with the so-called laws of nature.

The kama-rupic shades, whether mere shells or not, are usually invisible but they are sometimes seen by clairvoyants. The more coherent ones are the shells of gross or wicked people and are influences of sensual or evil trend which instinctively haunt the atmosphere of persons and places whose characters or conditions are congenial to them and therefore magnetically attract them. Even well-meaning sensitives and persons of mediumistic or psychic type, being relatively negative physically because more or less aware on the astral plane, are susceptible, at times, to some of these strangely perverse and obsessing influences. The ancient teachings show why peopleM-bM-^@M-^Ys instinctive dread of the ghostly dregs or remnants of the personal self is well founded.

Theodice, Theodicy [coined from Greek theos god + dike justice] A vindication of divine justice; a system or method of intellectual theorizing about the nature of so-called divine justice, having in view vindication of the justice and holiness of God, in connection with evil. Ancient philosophers all taught that the heart of things was divine harmony and that whatever evil, distortion, and obliquity might exist in the world is ultimately traceable back to the imperfect intelligence of evolving beings, who by their manifold conflicts of thought and will thus produce disharmony, relative confusion, and hence evil, in the scheme of things. This view was replaced during Christian ages by the attempt of many writers to rescue the reputation of the Christian God, who on the one hand is said to be the creator of everything and who yet is supposed to be the fountain of love, mercy, harmony, and goodness. In view of the evils and suffering in the world, such Christian attempts have been futile, for it is obvious that if God is the creator of all that is, He must have been either directly or indirectly the creator of all the disharmony, wickedness, and misery in the world, as was indeed alleged by many Jewish rabbis, following statements in the Hebrew scriptures. But this thought has been denied by Christians who refuse to accept their God of love and justice as the creator of evil, and thus they had recourse to the Devil, who himself must have been created by their omniscient God.

theodicies ::: systems of the vindication of God"s goodness and justice in the face of the existence of evil.

Theodicy: (Gr. theos, god, dike, justice) The technical term for the problem of justifying the character of a good, creative and responsible God in the face of such doubts as arise by the fact of evil. If God is good, why evil? -- V.F.

theodicy ::: n. --> A vindication of the justice of God in ordaining or permitting natural and moral evil.
That department of philosophy which treats of the being, perfections, and government of God, and the immortality of the soul.

The older Hebrews had no such devil; the word Satan is nearly always used in the ordinary sense of adversary. In Job, Satan is an emissary of God, one of his sons, charged with a mission to test Job. The original Hebrew God is supreme, author of both good and evil. But with the later Hebrews the idea underwent modification, and the notion of an evil deity arose, possibly from an adoption of Persian dualism acquired during the captivity. At the time the Gospels were written it is evident that the idea of a prince of darkness was very real and ever-present, though the story of the temptation of Jesus is evidently a picture of the triumph of an initiate over the forces of terrestrial nature.

The original meaning is sublime, for Typhon in its prototypal significance is chaos, the unorganized womb or fountain of production, which calls forth the creative energy by resisting it, and is equally necessary with the former. When humanity falls into matter, then these dark-side potencies of nature acquire for mankind a distinctly evil connotation, and their names can be given to vast destructive forces which the misuse of the human will has engendered.

Theosophy or the wisdom-religion is the study of the ancient wisdom of the gods, and comprises in any one period that particular portion of knowledge which has been delivered to those who study it; whereas occultism in any age is that portion of the ancient wisdom dealing with matters which at such time are secret, hid, and unknown to the multitude. Thus occultism is that portion of theosophy which has not yet been openly and publicly promulgated. Occultism is founded on the principle that Divinity is concealed M-bM-^@M-^T transcendent yet immanent M-bM-^@M-^T within every living being. As a spiritual discipline occultism is the renunciation of selfishness; it is the M-bM-^@M-^\still small pathM-bM-^@M-^] which leads to wisdom, to the right discrimination between good and evil, and the practice of altruism.

There is a mystic science attached to the caduceus, the classical emblem of medicine. To the priest-physicians in the temples, this symbol was sacred not only to the god of wisdom and healing, but stood for profound cosmic truths, knowledge of which was held in common by all initiates. It symbolized the tree of life and being. Cosmically this symbol stood for the concealed root or origin of universal duality which manifests as positive and negative, good and evil, subjective and objective, light and darkness, male and female, health and sickness, life and death.

There is and has been a great deal of confusion, not only at present but throughout the ages, about these matters, and several mystical schools have even chosen the language of the tavern and drinking house as the cloak for conveying occult or semi-occult teaching. A noted example is the Sufi school with its poems lauding the flowing bowl and the joys of the tavern and the bosom friends therein, and the belovedM-bM-^@M-^Ys breast. Here the tavern was the universe, the flowing cup or wine was the wine of the spirit bringing inner ecstasy, the bosom of the beloved was the raising oneself into inner communion with the god within, of which the Jewish bosom of Abraham is a feeble correspondence. The friends of the tavern are those perfect human relations brought about by a community of spiritual and intellectual interests, and the associations of the tavern are the mysteries of the world around us with their marvels and arcana. Nevertheless in various countries as the fourth root-race ran toward its evil culmination, the mystic became translated into the material, the spiritual degenerated into the teaching of matter, so that indeed in later Atlantean times the drugging of initiates was common, and the results always disastrous, this being one of the sorceries for which the Atlanteans in occult history have remained infamous. Yet even in the fifth root-race, due to the heavy Atlantean karma still weighing on us, many nations as late as historic times employed more or less harmless potations to bring about a temporary dulling or stupefying of the brain and nervous system M-bM-^@M-^T a procedure always vigorously opposed by the theosophic occult school which has never at any time allowed it.

..the release from subconscient ignorance and from disease, duration of life at will, and a change in the functioning of the body must be among the ultimate results of a supramental change.
   Ref: CWSA Vol. 35, Page: 330 ::: .Supraphysical Worlds ::: This organisation includes, as on our earth, the existence of beings who have or take forms, manifest themselves or are naturally manifested in an embodying substance, but a substance other than ours, a subtle substance tangible only to subtle sense, a supraphysical form-matter. These worlds and beings may have nothing to do with ourselves and our life, they may exercise no action upon us; but often also they enter into secret communication with earth-existence, obey or embody and are the intermediaries and instruments of the cosmic powers and influences of which we have a subjective experience, or themselves act by their own initiation upon the terrestrial worldM-bM-^@M-^Ys life and motives and happenings. It is possible to receive help or guidance or harm or misguidance from these beings; it is possible even to become subject to their influence, to be possessed by their invasion or domination, to be instrumentalised by them for their good or evil purpose. At times the progress of earthly life seems to be a vast field of battle between supraphysical Forces of either character, those that strive to uplift, encourage and illumine and those that strive to deflect, depress or prevent or even shatter our upward evolution or the soulM-bM-^@M-^Ys self-expression in the material universe. Some of these Beings, Powers or Forces are such that we think of them as divine; they are luminous, benignant or powerfully helpful: there are others that are Titanic, gigantic or demoniac, inordinate Influences, instigators or creators often of vast and formidable inner upheavals or of actions that overpass the normal human measure. There may also be an awareness of influences, presences, beings that do not seem to belong to other worlds beyond us but are here as a hidden element behind the veil in terrestrial nature. As contact with the supraphysical is possible, a contact can also take place subjective or objectiveM-bM-^@M-^Tor at least objectivisedM-bM-^@M-^T between our own consciousness and the consciousness of other once embodied beings who have passed into a supraphysical status in these other regions of existence. It is possible also to pass beyond a subjective contact or a subtle-sense perception and, in certain subliminal states of consciousness, to enter actually into other worlds and know something of their secrets. It is the more objective order of other-worldly experience that seized most the imagination of mankind in the past, but it was put by popular belief into a gross-objective statement which unduly assimilated these phenomena to those of the physical world with which we are familiar; for it is the normal tendency of our mind to turn everything into forms or symbols proper to its own kind and terms of experience.
   Ref: CWSA Vol. 21-22 Page: 806-07

The rudras here are collectively spoken of as an individual equivalent to Siva, who has always been recognized as the patron or chief of initiates and of occult training. He is often spoken of as the destroyer, whereas regenerator would be a better term. Rudra is truly the Siva of the Rig-Veda, and in many respects the Agni of later writings. Like Siva, Rudra is a beneficent deity (because regenerating), and a mistaken maleficent deity (because destroying falsehoods and imperfections at the same time). As the beneficent one or spiritual healer, Rudra is the higher human ego aspiring to its own spiritual pure state; and as the destroyer he is the same imprisoned higher human ego whose war against imperfection, evil, and sin make him the M-bM-^@M-^\roarerM-bM-^@M-^] or the M-bM-^@M-^\terrible.M-bM-^@M-^]

The same general story is found in St. George and the Dragon, Michael and Satan, etc. Apap, the serpent of evil, is slain by Aker, SetM-bM-^@M-^Ys serpent, showing the twofold meaning of the serpent symbol. Cosmologically this means the bringing into order of the confused and turbulent principles in chaos; in the human being it refers to the trials of initiation; in astronomy, to eclipses.

"The serpent is a symbol of force, very often a hostile or evil force of the vital plane.M-bM-^@M-^] Letters on Yoga

The serpent is characteristically a dual symbol. In the beginnings of creation two poles were emanated, spirit and matter; and forthwith began interaction between the downward forces of the one and the upward forces of the other. Hermes, Mercury, intelligence, may represent a sage or a thief; the serpentine wisdom may work in every plane of materiality. The perverse will of man may turn natural forces to evil purposes, and thus we speak of the good serpent and the bad, of Agathodaemon and Kakodaemon, of Ophis and Ophiomorphos. A serpent can be a sage or a sorcerer.

These shells, spooks, elementaries, and evil phantoms of the astral light were known throughout antiquity, universally abhorred and often feared by human beings because of their evil effects on human life. Hebrew and early Christian demonologists personalized them under the head of Belial and his army of imps.

The story relates that when Ymir, the frost giant, was killed (transformed) by the creative trinity of gods, and made into the worlds, all the evil frost giants were drowned in his blood, save Bergelmir. He is saved on a boat-keel and ground on the mill to become the substance for a new creation.

The symbology suggests that the smith represents a race of humanity which had fallen prey to influences of a totally material age when human genius and craftsmanship were prostituted to unworthy ends. The tale ends with the artisan escaping in a flying device of his own making, leaving the evil king bereft of his sons, his daughter, and his smith.

The teachings of the Neoplatonists are essentially those of modern theosophy; the later teachers of the schools laid much stress upon theurgy, and its practical aspect, the application of the teachings to self-development. Though these teachers emphasize the distinction between theurgy or divine magic and its evil counterpart, sorcery or necromancy, in so corrupt an age many deleterious cults supervened upon the withdrawal of the genuine schools.

The universal life principle which manifests everywhere in nature, and which under one of its forms is called kundalini-sakti, of necessity includes the two great forces of attraction and repulsion. Attraction and repulsion being of cosmic origin are therefore of necessity likewise manifest in the manifold conditions of human life; but this does not imply that the individual should passively or negatively accept disturbances caused by inharmony when it is within his power as an offspring of the higher divinities to restore it M-bM-^@M-^T insofar as his energies and knowledge permit M-bM-^@M-^T to the harmony or cosmic unity from which these cosmic energies themselves spring. Hence the teaching of the greatest sages and seers of history has been to rise above the elements of personal attraction or repulsion, and to blend the two into the compassionate mastery which the indomitable human will, when trained and practiced, can acquire over not merely moods but all conditions in life. Thus he becomes a friend to all, and an enemy to none, repelling evil and attracting good, until these by association may themselves blend or marry into that mystic unity which is the achievement or culmination of evolution, whether human or cosmic.

The Vendidad (Pahlavi) or Vidaeva-data (Avestan) [from vi against + daeva evil + data law] has 22 fargards (chapters) of which the first two deal with the story of creation and the origin of civilization. The rest is the code of priesthood. The 21 Yashts are the epic of Yazatas or Izads (gods), composed in prose form. Their legends are often comparable with those of Shah-Nameh. Some hymns and prayers from other parts of the Avesta are found in shorter Yashts. There seems to be more profundity and originality of style in the longer Yashts. The Khorde Avesta (Avestan) or Khordak-Appestak (Pahlavi), meaning bits and pieces of Avesta, consists of different prayers taken from the other four parts of the Avesta, put together by Azarabad, the son of Mehrispand, during the reign of Shahpour II (310-379).

Thevetat, Thevetata An ancient king of one of the divisions of Atlantis, the submerged continental system of the fourth root-race (SD 2:222). He is instanced as one of the natural born adept-magicians who neither learned nor acquired knowledge, but who knew all without being initiated. M-bM-^@M-^\Under the evil insinuations of their demon, Thevetat, the Atlantis-race became a nation of wicked magiciansM-bM-^@M-^] (IU 1:593).

The word is also familiar in its evil side, in the expression evil genius. Human beings hover between the influence of benign and malign powers which have been personified into guardian angels and besetting demons, or good and evil stars. The good and evil genii of the individual are among the karmic conditions which, interacting with free choice, modify his ruling destiny; they are either the heavenly voice of the invisible spiritual prototype, or the lower astral person.

This something larger is the cosmic drama written, staged, and acted by the Absolute, who is artist and actor as well as a rational intelligence, intent no less upon dramatic than upon intelligible unity and self-expression. The world-process is tragic, witness the sin and suffering and imperfection with which it is fraught. But in the infinite tragedy, as well as in the tragedies composed by men, evil is contributory to the perfection of the whole, and, when seen and accepted as such by the finite individual, not only loses its sting but produces a "catharsis" of his attitude towards it, in which he cheerfully accepts it, battles with it, and finds his triumph over it in nobly enduring it. This "catharsis," identifying him as it does with the meaning of the life of the Absolute, is his peace and his salvation. Main works: Logic, 1888; The Philosophical Theory of the State, 1899; Value and Destiny of the Individual, 1913. -- B.A.G.F.

Thoth was also arbiter of the gods as in the battle between the god of light and the god of darkness, restoring the equilibrium which had been destroyed during the conflict. Similarly in the fights between Horus and Set, when the evil has a temporary ascendancy, Thoth restores harmony. Interestingly,

Though fragments of the absolute experience, our minds somehow remain separate selves and persons. Though infinite and all-comprehensive in extent, and reviewing ad infinitum its own infinity in knowing that it knows that it knows, the Absolute is nevertheless a finished and closed whole. Though shot through and through with error and evil and sin and suffering, the Absolute is nevertheless perfect, and perfect because of them, since struggle with them and triumph over them is of the essence of its perfection. Though a temporal process, it is nevertheless overarches that process in a single act of comprehension in which past, present, and future are grasped, even as the successive notes of a musical phrase are grasped, as an eternally present completed fact.

threat ::: 1. A person or thing that threatens. 2. An indication or warning of probable trouble or impending evil. threats.

threatening ::: 1. That foreshadows evil or tragic developments. 2. Causing alarm, as by being imminent; ominous; sinister.

threaten ::: v. t. --> To utter threats against; to menace; to inspire with apprehension; to alarm, or attempt to alarm, as with the promise of something evil or disagreeable; to warn.
To exhibit the appearance of (something evil or unpleasant) as approaching; to indicate as impending; to announce the conditional infliction of; as, to threaten war; to threaten death. ::: v. i.

threat ::: n. --> The expression of an intention to inflict evil or injury on another; the declaration of an evil, loss, or pain to come; menace; threatening; denunciation.
To threaten.

Three senses of "Ockhamism" may be distinguished: Logical, indicating usage of the terminology and technique of logical analysis developed by Ockham in his Summa totius logicae; in particular, use of the concept of supposition (suppositio) in the significative analysis of terms. Epistemological, indicating the thesis that universality is attributable only to terms and propositions, and not to things as existing apart from discourse. Theological, indicating the thesis that no tneological doctrines, such as those of God's existence or of the immortality of the soul, are evident or demonstrable philosophically, so that religious doctrine rests solely on faith, without metaphysical or scientific support. It is in this sense that Luther is often called an Ockhamist.   Bibliography:   B. Geyer,   Ueberwegs Grundriss d. Gesch. d. Phil., Bd. II (11th ed., Berlin 1928), pp. 571-612 and 781-786; N. Abbagnano,   Guglielmo di Ockham (Lanciano, Italy, 1931); E. A. Moody,   The Logic of William of Ockham (N. Y. & London, 1935); F. Ehrle,   Peter von Candia (Muenster, 1925); G. Ritter,   Studien zur Spaetscholastik, I-II (Heidelberg, 1921-1922).     --E.A.M. Om, aum: (Skr.) Mystic, holy syllable as a symbol for the indefinable Absolute. See Aksara, Vac, Sabda. --K.F.L. Omniscience: In philosophy and theology it means the complete and perfect knowledge of God, of Himself and of all other beings, past, present, and future, or merely possible, as well as all their activities, real or possible, including the future free actions of human beings. --J.J.R. One: Philosophically, not a number but equivalent to unit, unity, individuality, in contradistinction from multiplicity and the mani-foldness of sensory experience. In metaphysics, the Supreme Idea (Plato), the absolute first principle (Neo-platonism), the universe (Parmenides), Being as such and divine in nature (Plotinus), God (Nicolaus Cusanus), the soul (Lotze). Religious philosophy and mysticism, beginning with Indian philosophy (s.v.), has favored the designation of the One for the metaphysical world-ground, the ultimate icility, the world-soul, the principle of the world conceived as reason, nous, or more personally. The One may be conceived as an independent whole or as a sum, as analytic or synthetic, as principle or ontologically. Except by mysticism, it is rarely declared a fact of sensory experience, while its transcendent or transcendental, abstract nature is stressed, e.g., in epistemology where the "I" or self is considered the unitary background of personal experience, the identity of self-consciousness, or the unity of consciousness in the synthesis of the manifoldness of ideas (Kant). --K.F.L. One-one: A relation R is one-many if for every y in the converse domain there is a unique x such that xRy. A relation R is many-one if for every x in the domain there is a unique y such that xRy. (See the article relation.) A relation is one-one, or one-to-one, if it is at the same time one-many and many-one. A one-one relation is said to be, or to determine, a one-to-one correspondence between its domain and its converse domain. --A.C. On-handedness: (Ger. Vorhandenheit) Things exist in the mode of thereness, lying- passively in a neutral space. A "deficient" form of a more basic relationship, termed at-handedness (Zuhandenheit). (Heidegger.) --H.H. Ontological argument: Name by which later authors, especially Kant, designate the alleged proof for God's existence devised by Anselm of Canterbury. Under the name of God, so the argument runs, everyone understands that greater than which nothing can be thought. Since anything being the greatest and lacking existence is less then the greatest having also existence, the former is not really the greater. The greatest, therefore, has to exist. Anselm has been reproached, already by his contemporary Gaunilo, for unduly passing from the field of logical to the field of ontological or existential reasoning. This criticism has been repeated by many authors, among them Aquinas. The argument has, however, been used, if in a somewhat modified form, by Duns Scotus, Descartes, and Leibniz. --R.A. Ontological Object: (Gr. onta, existing things + logos, science) The real or existing object of an act of knowledge as distinguished from the epistemological object. See Epistemological Object. --L.W. Ontologism: (Gr. on, being) In contrast to psychologism, is called any speculative system which starts philosophizing by positing absolute being, or deriving the existence of entities independently of experience merely on the basis of their being thought, or assuming that we have immediate and certain knowledge of the ground of being or God. Generally speaking any rationalistic, a priori metaphysical doctrine, specifically the philosophies of Rosmini-Serbati and Vincenzo Gioberti. As a philosophic method censored by skeptics and criticists alike, as a scholastic doctrine formerly strongly supported, revived in Italy and Belgium in the 19th century, but no longer countenanced. --K.F.L. Ontology: (Gr. on, being + logos, logic) The theory of being qua being. For Aristotle, the First Philosophy, the science of the essence of things. Introduced as a term into philosophy by Wolff. The science of fundamental principles, the doctrine of the categories. Ultimate philosophy; rational cosmology. Syn. with metaphysics. See Cosmology, First Principles, Metaphysics, Theology. --J.K.F. Operation: "(Lit. operari, to work) Any act, mental or physical, constituting a phase of the reflective process, and performed with a view to acquiring1 knowledge or information about a certain subject-nntter. --A.C.B.   In logic, see Operationism.   In philosophy of science, see Pragmatism, Scientific Empiricism. Operationism: The doctrine that the meaning of a concept is given by a set of operations.   1. The operational meaning of a term (word or symbol) is given by a semantical rule relating the term to some concrete process, object or event, or to a class of such processes, objectj or events.   2. Sentences formed by combining operationally defined terms into propositions are operationally meaningful when the assertions are testable by means of performable operations. Thus, under operational rules, terms have semantical significance, propositions have empirical significance.   Operationism makes explicit the distinction between formal (q.v.) and empirical sentences. Formal propositions are signs arranged according to syntactical rules but lacking operational reference. Such propositions, common in mathematics, logic and syntax, derive their sanction from convention, whereas an empirical proposition is acceptable (1) when its structure obeys syntactical rules and (2) when there exists a concrete procedure (a set of operations) for determining its truth or falsity (cf. Verification). Propositions purporting to be empirical are sometimes amenable to no operational test because they contain terms obeying no definite semantical rules. These sentences are sometimes called pseudo-propositions and are said to be operationally meaningless. They may, however, be 'meaningful" in other ways, e.g. emotionally or aesthetically (cf. Meaning).   Unlike a formal statement, the "truth" of an empirical sentence is never absolute and its operational confirmation serves only to increase the degree of its validity. Similarly, the semantical rule comprising the operational definition of a term has never absolute precision. Ordinarily a term denotes a class of operations and the precision of its definition depends upon how definite are the rules governing inclusion in the class.   The difference between Operationism and Logical Positivism (q.v.) is one of emphasis. Operationism's stress of empirical matters derives from the fact that it was first employed to purge physics of such concepts as absolute space and absolute time, when the theory of relativity had forced upon physicists the view that space and time are most profitably defined in terms of the operations by which they are measured. Although different methods of measuring length at first give rise to different concepts of length, wherever the equivalence of certain of these measures can be established by other operations, the concepts may legitimately be combined.   In psychology the operational criterion of meaningfulness is commonly associated with a behavioristic point of view. See Behaviorism. Since only those propositions which are testable by public and repeatable operations are admissible in science, the definition of such concepti as mind and sensation must rest upon observable aspects of the organism or its behavior. Operational psychology deals with experience only as it is indicated by the operation of differential behavior, including verbal report. Discriminations, or the concrete differential reactions of organisms to internal or external environmental states, are by some authors regarded as the most basic of all operations.   For a discussion of the role of operational definition in phvsics. see P. W. Bridgman, The Logic of Modern Physics, (New York, 1928) and The Nature of Physical Theory (Princeton, 1936). "The extension of operationism to psychology is discussed by C. C. Pratt in The Logic of Modem Psychology (New York. 1939.)   For a discussion and annotated bibliography relating to Operationism and Logical Positivism, see S. S. Stevens, Psychology and the Science of Science, Psychol. Bull., 36, 1939, 221-263. --S.S.S. Ophelimity: Noun derived from the Greek, ophelimos useful, employed by Vilfredo Pareto (1848-1923) in economics as the equivalent of utility, or the capacity to provide satisfaction. --J.J.R. Opinion: (Lat. opinio, from opinor, to think) An hypothesis or proposition entertained on rational grounds but concerning which doubt can reasonably exist. A belief. See Hypothesis, Certainty, Knowledge. --J.K.F- Opposition: (Lat. oppositus, pp. of oppono, to oppose) Positive actual contradiction. One of Aristotle's Post-predicaments. In logic any contrariety or contradiction, illustrated by the "Square of Opposition". Syn. with: conflict. See Logic, formal, M-BM-' 4. --J.K.F. Optimism: (Lat. optimus, the best) The view inspired by wishful thinking, success, faith, or philosophic reflection, that the world as it exists is not so bad or even the best possible, life is good, and man's destiny is bright. Philosophically most persuasively propounded by Leibniz in his Theodicee, according to which God in his wisdom would have created a better world had he known or willed such a one to exist. Not even he could remove moral wrong and evil unless he destroyed the power of self-determination and hence the basis of morality. All systems of ethics that recognize a supreme good (Plato and many idealists), subscribe to the doctrines of progressivism (Turgot, Herder, Comte, and others), regard evil as a fragmentary view (Josiah Royce et al.) or illusory, or believe in indemnification (Henry David Thoreau) or melioration (Emerson), are inclined optimistically. Practically all theologies advocating a plan of creation and salvation, are optimistic though they make the good or the better dependent on moral effort, right thinking, or belief, promising it in a future existence. Metaphysical speculation is optimistic if it provides for perfection, evolution to something higher, more valuable, or makes room for harmonies or a teleology. See Pessimism. --K.F.L. Order: A class is said to be partially ordered by a dyadic relation R if it coincides with the field of R, and R is transitive and reflexive, and xRy and yRx never both hold when x and y are different. If in addition R is connected, the class is said to be ordered (or simply ordered) by R, and R is called an ordering relation.   Whitehcid and Russell apply the term serial relation to relations which are transitive, irreflexive, and connected (and, in consequence, also asymmetric). However, the use of serial relations in this sense, instead ordering relations as just defined, is awkward in connection with the notion of order for unit classes.   Examples: The relation not greater than among leal numbers is an ordering relation. The relation less than among real numbers is a serial relation. The real numbers are simply ordered by the former relation. In the algebra of classes (logic formal, M-BM-' 7), the classes are partially ordered by the relation of class inclusion.   For explanation of the terminology used in making the above definitions, see the articles connexity, reflexivity, relation, symmetry, transitivity. --A.C. Order type: See relation-number. Ordinal number: A class b is well-ordered by a dyadic relation R if it is ordered by R (see order) and, for every class a such that a M-bM-^JM-^B b, there is a member x of a, such that xRy holds for every member y of a; and R is then called a well-ordering relation. The ordinal number of a class b well-ordered by a relation R, or of a well-ordering relation R, is defined to be the relation-number (q. v.) of R.   The ordinal numbers of finite classes (well-ordered by appropriate relations) are called finite ordinal numbers. These are 0, 1, 2, ... (to be distinguished, of course, from the finite cardinal numbers 0, 1, 2, . . .).   The first non-finite (transfinite or infinite) ordinal number is the ordinal number of the class of finite ordinal numbers, well-ordered in their natural order, 0, 1, 2, . . .; it is usually denoted by the small Greek letter omega. --A.C.   G. Cantor, Contributions to the Founding of the Theory of Transfinite Numbers, translated and with an introduction by P. E. B. Jourdain, Chicago and London, 1915. (new ed. 1941); Whitehead and Russell, Princtpia Mathematica. vol. 3. Orexis: (Gr. orexis) Striving; desire; the conative aspect of mind, as distinguished from the cognitive and emotional (Aristotle). --G.R.M.. Organicism: A theory of biology that life consists in the organization or dynamic system of the organism. Opposed to mechanism and vitalism. --J.K.F. Organism: An individual animal or plant, biologically interpreted. A. N. Whitehead uses the term to include also physical bodies and to signify anything material spreading through space and enduring in time. --R.B.W. Organismic Psychology: (Lat. organum, from Gr. organon, an instrument) A system of theoretical psychology which construes the structure of the mind in organic rather than atomistic terms. See Gestalt Psychology; Psychological Atomism. --L.W. Organization: (Lat. organum, from Gr. organon, work) A structured whole. The systematic unity of parts in a purposive whole. A dynamic system. Order in something actual. --J.K.F. Organon: (Gr. organon) The title traditionally given to the body of Aristotle's logical treatises. The designation appears to have originated among the Peripatetics after Aristotle's time, and expresses their view that logic is not a part of philosophy (as the Stoics maintained) but rather the instrument (organon) of philosophical inquiry. See Aristotelianism. --G.R.M.   In Kant. A system of principles by which pure knowledge may be acquired and established.   Cf. Fr. Bacon's Novum Organum. --O.F.K. Oriental Philosophy: A general designation used loosely to cover philosophic tradition exclusive of that grown on Greek soil and including the beginnings of philosophical speculation in Egypt, Arabia, Iran, India, and China, the elaborate systems of India, Greater India, China, and Japan, and sometimes also the religion-bound thought of all these countries with that of the complex cultures of Asia Minor, extending far into antiquity. Oriental philosophy, though by no means presenting a homogeneous picture, nevertheless shares one characteristic, i.e., the practical outlook on life (ethics linked with metaphysics) and the absence of clear-cut distinctions between pure speculation and religious motivation, and on lower levels between folklore, folk-etymology, practical wisdom, pre-scientiiic speculation, even magic, and flashes of philosophic insight. Bonds with Western, particularly Greek philosophy have no doubt existed even in ancient times. Mutual influences have often been conjectured on the basis of striking similarities, but their scientific establishment is often difficult or even impossible. Comparative philosophy (see especially the work of Masson-Oursel) provides a useful method. Yet a thorough treatment of Oriental Philosophy is possible only when the many languages in which it is deposited have been more thoroughly studied, the psychological and historical elements involved in the various cultures better investigated, and translations of the relevant documents prepared not merely from a philological point of view or out of missionary zeal, but by competent philosophers who also have some linguistic training. Much has been accomplished in this direction in Indian and Chinese Philosophy (q.v.). A great deal remains to be done however before a definitive history of Oriental Philosophy may be written. See also Arabian, and Persian Philosophy. --K.F.L. Origen: (185-254) The principal founder of Christian theology who tried to enrich the ecclesiastic thought of his day by reconciling it with the treasures of Greek philosophy. Cf. Migne PL. --R.B.W. Ormazd: (New Persian) Same as Ahura Mazdah (q.v.), the good principle in Zoroastrianism, and opposed to Ahriman (q.v.). --K.F.L. Orphic Literature: The mystic writings, extant only in fragments, of a Greek religious-philosophical movement of the 6th century B.C., allegedly started by the mythical Orpheus. In their mysteries, in which mythology and rational thinking mingled, the Orphics concerned themselves with cosmogony, theogony, man's original creation and his destiny after death which they sought to influence to the better by pure living and austerity. They taught a symbolism in which, e.g., the relationship of the One to the many was clearly enunciated, and believed in the soul as involved in reincarnation. Pythagoras, Empedocles, and Plato were influenced by them. --K.F.L. Ortega y Gasset, Jose: Born in Madrid, May 9, 1883. At present in Buenos Aires, Argentine. Son of Ortega y Munillo, the famous Spanish journalist. Studied at the College of Jesuits in Miraflores and at the Central University of Madrid. In the latter he presented his Doctor's dissertation, El Milenario, in 1904, thereby obtaining his Ph.D. degree. After studies in Leipzig, Berlin, Marburg, under the special influence of Hermann Cohen, the great exponent of Kant, who taught him the love for the scientific method and awoke in him the interest in educational philosophy, Ortega came to Spain where, after the death of Nicolas Salmeron, he occupied the professorship of metaphysics at the Central University of Madrid. The following may be considered the most important works of Ortega y Gasset:     Meditaciones del Quijote, 1914;   El Espectador, I-VIII, 1916-1935;   El Tema de Nuestro Tiempo, 1921;   EspaM-CM-1a Invertebrada, 1922;   Kant, 1924;   La Deshumanizacion del Arte, 1925;   Espiritu de la Letra, 1927;   La Rebelion de las Masas, 1929;   Goethe desde Adentio, 1934;   Estudios sobre el Amor, 1939;   Ensimismamiento y Alteracion, 1939;   El Libro de las Misiones, 1940;   Ideas y Creencias, 1940;     and others.   Although brought up in the Marburg school of thought, Ortega is not exactly a neo-Kantian. At the basis of his Weltanschauung one finds a denial of the fundamental presuppositions which characterized European Rationalism. It is life and not thought which is primary. Things have a sense and a value which must be affirmed independently. Things, however, are to be conceived as the totality of situations which constitute the circumstances of a man's life. Hence, Ortega's first philosophical principle: "I am myself plus my circumstances". Life as a problem, however, is but one of the poles of his formula. Reason is the other. The two together function, not by dialectical opposition, but by necessary coexistence. Life, according to Ortega, does not consist in being, but rather, in coming to be, and as such it is of the nature of direction, program building, purpose to be achieved, value to be realized. In this sense the future as a time dimension acquires new dignity, and even the present and the past become articulate and meaning-full only in relation to the future. Even History demands a new point of departure and becomes militant with new visions. --J.A.F. Orthodoxy: Beliefs which are declared by a group to be true and normative. Heresy is a departure from and relative to a given orthodoxy. --V.S. Orthos Logos: See Right Reason. Ostensible Object: (Lat. ostendere, to show) The object envisaged by cognitive act irrespective of its actual existence. See Epistemological Object. --L.W. Ostensive: (Lat. ostendere, to show) Property of a concept or predicate by virtue of which it refers to and is clarified by reference to its instances. --A.C.B. Ostwald, Wilhelm: (1853-1932) German chemist. Winner of the Nobel prize for chemistry in 1909. In Die Uberwindung des wissenschaftlichen Materialistmus and in Naturphilosophie, his two best known works in the field of philosophy, he advocates a dynamic theory in opposition to materialism and mechanism. All properties of matter, and the psychic as well, are special forms of energy. --L.E.D. Oupnekhat: Anquetil Duperron's Latin translation of the Persian translation of 50 Upanishads (q.v.), a work praised by Schopenhauer as giving him complete consolation. --K.F.L. Outness: A term employed by Berkeley to express the experience of externality, that is the ideas of space and things placed at a distance. Hume used it in the sense of distance Hamilton understood it as the state of being outside of consciousness in a really existing world of material things. --J.J.R. Overindividual: Term used by H. MM-CM-

Thus Samael, M-bM-^@M-^\the dark aspect of the Logos M-bM-^@M-^T occupies only the rind of that tree, and has the knowledge of EVIL aloneM-bM-^@M-^] (SD 2:216n), i.e., the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil. In Explaining the Hebrew terms as applied to the theosophical sevenfold classification of the human principles, Blavatsky makes Samael equivalent to kama, the seat of desire and emotional energy (SD 2:378). Yet there is another aspect to Samael: M-bM-^@M-^\In the M-bM-^@M-^XChaldean Book of NumbersM-bM-^@M-^Y Samael is the concealed (occult) Wisdom, and Michael the higher terrestrial Wisdom, both emanating from the same source but diverging after their issue from the mundane soul, which on Earth is Mahat (intellectual understanding), or Manas (the seat of Intellect). They diverge, because one (Michael) is influenced by Meschamah, while the other (Samael) remains uninfluenced. This tenet was perverted by the dogmatic spirit of the Church; which, loathing independent Spirit, uninfluenced by the external form (hence by dogma), forthwith made of Samael-Satan (the most wise and spiritual spirit of all) M-bM-^@M-^T the adversary of its anthropomorphic God and sensual physical man, the DEVIL!M-bM-^@M-^] (SD 2:378).

Tiamat (Chaldean) Chaldean serpent, slain by Bel, the chief deity. The tale is repeated in the later Babylonian account, with the exception that Marduk or Merodach (producer of the world) replaces Bel. The mythologic serpent, described as the imbodiment of evil both physical and moral, was enormous (300 miles long), it moved in undulations 6 miles in height. When Marduk finally slew Tiamat he split the monster into two halves, using one as a covering of the heavens, so that the upper waters would not come down. Tiamat is cognate with the Babylonian tiamtu, tamtu, M-bM-^@M-^\the ocean,M-bM-^@M-^] rendered Thalatth by Berosus in his Chaldean cosmogony. There is here likewise the reference to the waters of wisdom, the divine wisdom and the lower wisdom of manifestation.

tions; but here there comes in the Overmind law of each Force working out its own possibilities. The natural possibilities of a world in which an original Inconscience and a division of consciousness are the main principles, would be the emergence of Forces of Darkness impelled to maintain the Ignorance by which they live, an ignorant struggle to know originative of falsehood and error, an ignorant struggle to live engendering wrong and evil, an egoistic struggle to enjoy, parent of fragmentary joys and pains and sufferings; these are therefore the inevitable first-imprinted characters, though not the sole possibilities of our evolutionary existence. Still, because the Non-Existence is a concealed Existence, the Inconscience a concealed Consciousness, the insensibility a masked and dormant Ananda, these secret realities must emerge; the hidden Overmind and Supermind too must in the end fulfil themselves in this apparently opposite organisation from a dark Infinite. M-bM-^@M-&

Title of Leibniz's essay on evil (Essai de Theodicee).

To Kao Tzu, contemporary of Mencius, human nature is capable of being good or evil; to Mencius (371-289 B.C.), good; to Hsi'm Tzu (c 355-c 238 B.C.), evil; to Tung Cchung-shu (177-104 B.C.), potentially good; to Yang Hsiung (d. 18 B.C.), both good and evil; to Han Yu (676-82+ A.D.), good in some people, mixed in some, and evil in others; to Li Ao (d. c 844), capable of being "reverted" to its original goodness. To the whole Neo-Confucian movement, what is inborn is good, but due to external influence, there is both goodness and evil. Chang Heng-ch'u (1020-1077) said that human nature is good in all men. The difference between them lies in their skill or lack of skill in returning to accord with their original nature. To Ch'eng I-ch'uan (1033-1107) and Ch'eng Ming-tao (1032-1193), man's nature is the same as his vital force (ch'i). They arc both the principle of life. In principle there are both good and evil in the vital force with which man is involved. Man is not born with these opposing elements in his nature. Due to the vital force man may become good or evil. Chu Hsi (1130-1200) regarded the nature as identical with Reason (li). Subjectively it is the nature; objectively it is Reason. It is the framework of the moral order (tao), with benevolence, righteousness, propriety, and wisdom (ssu tuan) inherent in it. Evil is due to man's failure to preserve a harmonious relation between his nature-principles. Wang Yang-ming (1473-1529) identified the nature with the mind, which is Reason and originally good. -- W.T.C.

Tophet (Hebrew) Tofeth An abhorrence, that which causes loathing; a place in the valley of Ben Hinnom (called Gehenna), near Jerusalem, celebrated for the worship of Moloch, where fires were kept burning and human sacrifices were at one time said to have been offered (Jer 7:31). M-bM-^@M-^\The locality is thus the prototype of the Christian Hell, the fiery Gehenna of endless woeM-bM-^@M-^] (TG 335). Its occult meaning was virtually identic with that of the Gehenna or Avichi, and was the type on earth of the ultimate condition of those who through a course of earth-lives have deliberately chosen evil as their god.

Tree A variant of the cross or tau, to be considered in connection with the serpent which is wound round it. The two together symbolize the world tree with the spiritual, intellectual, psychic, and psychological aggregate of forces encircling the world tree and working in and through it M-bM-^@M-^T these forces often grouped in the Orient under the name of kundalini. In minor significance, the two together symbolize the life-waves, or any life-wave, passing through the planes, spirit circling through matter, fohat working in the kosmos. Thus the tree symbol stands for the universe, and correspondentially for man, in whom the monadic ray kindles activity on the several planes; while the physiological key of interpretation applies to the analogies in the human body with its various structures through which play the pranic currents. The tree, by its form, represents evolution, for it begins with a root and spreads out into branches and twigs; only as applied to the kosmos the root is conceived to be on high and the branches to extend downwards. Thus there is the Asvattha tree of India or bodhi tree, the Norse Yggdrasil, the tree Ababel in the Koran, the Sephirothal Tree which is M-bM-^@M-^YAdam Qadmon. In the Garden of Eden it is stated that there were two trees, the Tree of Life and the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, which signifies the two knowledges. It is said in Gnosticism that Ennoia (divine thought) and Ophis (serpent), as a unity, are the Logos; as separated they are the Tree of Life and the Tree of Knowledge, the former spiritual, the latter manasic. Adam eats the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge which means in one important allegory of human evolution that mankind after the separation of the sexes became endowed with manas, or that when humanity began to be endowed with dual manas, the rays then separated into the opposite sexes; and lest he should partake of the Tree of Life and become immortal, in the then imperfect state of evolution, he is turned out of Eden. It is stated that buddhi becomes transformed into the tree whose fruit is emancipation and which finally destroys the roots of the Asvattha, which here is the symbol of the mayavi life. This latter tree is also the emblem of secret and sacred knowledge, guarded by serpents or dragons; it may also refer to a sacred scripture. Dragons guarded the tree with the golden apples of the Hesperides; the trees of Meru were guarded by a serpent; Juno, on her wedding with Jupiter, gave him a tree with golden fruit, as Eve gave the fruit to Adam. Blavatsky says of Eve: M-bM-^@M-^\She it was who first led man to the Tree of Knowledge and made known to him Good and Evil; and if she had been left in peace to do quietly that which she wished to do, she would have conducted him to the Tree of Life and would thus have rendered him immortalM-bM-^@M-^] (La Revue Theosophique 2:10). See also ASVATTHA, YGGDRASIL

Trigunas (Sanskrit) TriguM-aM-9M-^Ga-s The three qualities; all differentiated beings and matter are considered to possess three inherent qualities or characteristics: sattva (purity, goodness, truth); rajas (activity, passion, desire); and tamas (quiescence, indifference, darkness). Each of these three qualities has both a good and an imperfect or evil side, and possesses in itself the other two qualities; for instance, there is sattva-sattva, rajas-sattva, tamas-sattva, etc. Thus in the different hierarchies in the cosmos, the beings composing these hierarchies may be classified not only under one of the three gunas, as essentially manifesting that characteristic, but likewise during their evolution they pass through the phases of the other two qualities, although under the dominance of the main quality from which they as individuals derive.

Troll: A hideous, evil earth-demon of Teutonic mythology, living in caves.

Troll (Scandinavian) In common usage, an evil gnome or spirit depicted in stories as an ugly and dangerous sprite. As a prefix, used in Scandinavian tongues to denote magical or extrasensory means (e.g., trollkonst magic art, trollkaring old woman, hag, who practices magic arts). In this context it has come to mean almost exclusively an evil influence but there remain tales where a troll is seen as a model of gratitude and faithfulness. This may be a case where the spiritual influences of one culture become regarded by succeeding peoples as demonic. It is also possible that the trolls exemplified less evolved characteristics which become the faithful servants of him who overcomes these weaknesses in himself.

Tui: The opposite. Everything has its opposite. "When there is the active force (yang), there is the passive force (yin). When there is good, there is evil. As yang increases, yin decreases, and as goodness is augmented, evil is diminished." (Ch'eng Ming-tao, 1032-1086). -- W.T.C.

Twilight of the gods: In Norse mythology, the final battle between the gods and their enemies, the evil giants.

Two is the significant primal number of manifestation, of the famous pairs of opposites. Pure unmanifested spirit is in human understanding unitary, and not broken up into manifested and therefore contrasting minor points or units, and for this reason partakes of some of the attributes of non-finity, which becomes through manifestation finite points M-bM-^@M-^T generated by the duality emanating at the beginning of manifestation, which duality is expressible mathematically by the duad or the number two: M-bM-^@M-^\the Duad, although the origin of Evil, or Matter M-bM-^@M-^T thence unreal in philosophy M-bM-^@M-^T is still Substance during Manvantara, and is often called the third monad, in Occultism, and the connecting line as between two Points . . . And from this Duad proceeded all the Scintillas of the three upper and the four lower worlds or planes M-bM-^@M-^T which are in constant interaction and correspondenceM-bM-^@M-^] (SD 1:618).

Two The prime religious and mystical meaning in the science of numeration is finite completion, involving defined limits, and hence standing in sharp contrast to the indefiniteness associated with the nonfinite or cosmic; and therefore Pythagoras and his school looked upon two as beginning the series of even numbers, each one signifying a completion or a balance, suggesting the material worlds as contrasted with the spiritual. The binary was regarded as M-bM-^@M-^\the origin of differentiation, hence of contrasts, discord, or matter, the beginning of evil. . . . With the early Pythagoreans, however, the duad was that imperfect state into which the first manifested being fell when it got detached from the Monad. It was the point from which the two roads M-bM-^@M-^T the Good and the Evil M-bM-^@M-^T bifurcated. All that which was double-faced or false was called by them M-bM-^@M-^XbinaryM-bM-^@M-^Y M-bM-^@M-^] (SD 2:574-5). It was represented geometrically as a line, because two is produced by the first motion from indivisible spiritual nature: the line also forms the tie or union between two points.

ubhe sukrtaduskrte ::: both good doing and evil doing.[Gita 2.50]

Ukko (Finnish) [cf Magyar agg old, an old being, grandfather] The highest god in the mythological hierarchy of the ancient Finns M-bM-^@M-^T the Suomilainen (fen-dwellers), as they called themselves. Ukko was represented as dwelling in Jumala (thunder-home) in the sky: seated on a cloud he bore the heavens on his shoulders. Snow, hail, ice, wind, and rain, sunshine and clouds are due to his activities; thus he is termed the leader of the clouds, the god of breezes, father of the heavens. He is most often depicted like the Scandinavian Thor, swinging a hammer amidst the thunder and lightning, his robe sparkling with fire, striking down evil beings on the mountains.

undevil ::: v. t. --> To free from possession by a devil or evil spirit; to exorcise.

unhappy ::: a. --> Not happy or fortunate; unfortunate; unlucky; as, affairs have taken an unhappy turn.
In a degree miserable or wretched; not happy; sad; sorrowful; as, children render their parents unhappy by misconduct.
Marked by infelicity; evil; calamitous; as, an unhappy day.
Mischievous; wanton; wicked.

Unlucky Numbers Even numbers, and preeminently the binary, have been regarded by Pythagoras, Gnostics, and others as pertaining to matter; hence even numbers have shared the obloquy so often attached to this side of nature, as illustrated by such epithets as evil and unlucky. The primordially odd numbers stood for the unfolding or evolution of spirit and were considered good and propitious.

unrighteous ::: a. --> Not righteous; evil; wicked; sinful; as, an unrighteous man.
Contrary to law and equity; unjust; as, an unrighteous decree or sentence.

Vajra (Sanskrit) Vajra Diamond or thunderbolt; one possessing this scepter, or diamond-thunderbolt, possesses great spiritual, intellectual, and psychic powers; among others, the occult ability to repel evil influences by purifying the air, as ozone does in chemistry. The vajra mystically refers to indestructibility and to the wondrous reflective powers of the diamond. One who possesses the vajra reflects the suffering, joys, and sorrows M-bM-^@M-^T and beauties M-bM-^@M-^T of the world, but can never be injured by them. It has been said that the heart of the perfect person is a mirror: it reflects all things, but holds nothing for self alone. Thus also is the heart of one wielding the scepter of the vajra.

Value: The contemporary use of the term "value" and the discipline now known as the theory of value or axiology are relatively recent developments in philosophy, being largely results of certain 19th and 20th century movements. See Ethics. "Value" is used both as a noun and as a verb. As a noun it is sometimes abstract, sometimes concrete. As an abstract noun it designates the property of value or of being valuable. In this sense "value" is often used as equivalent to "worth" or "goodness," in which case evil is usually referred to as "disvalue." But it is also used more broadly to cover evil or badness as well as goodness, just as "temperature" is used to cover both heat and cold. Then evil is referred to as negative value and goodness as positive value.

Vampire While discussions of vampirism generally center on Slavonic and other countries of southeastern Europe, vampirism was known to the Hindus and Hebrews as well as many other peoples. It was believed that a deceased person whose instincts were very degraded and sensual may leave behind a kama-rupic spook strong enough to be able to suck the blood of the living, especially if the deceased was a sorcerer. In cases of vampirism it was said that if the grave was opened, that the corpse of the vampire was always fresh and rosy. Isis Unveiled explains that such evil persons may be buried before the astral has entirely separated from the body M-bM-^@M-^T when they are in a state of catalepsy. In this case the part of the astral buried with the body draws back the rest of the astral into the body, and the being either perishes with the natural processes of suffocation or becomes a vampire, and is thus enabled to perpetuate its cataleptic life in the tomb. The traditional remedy consisted in driving a stake through the heart of the vampireM-bM-^@M-^Ys corpse, or otherwise destroying it. The meaning of the word can be extended to include other forms of obsession of the living by the astral reliquiae of the dead.

venom ::: n. --> Matter fatal or injurious to life; poison; particularly, the poisonous, the poisonous matter which certain animals, such as serpents, scorpions, bees, etc., secrete in a state of health, and communicate by thing or stinging.
Spite; malice; malignity; evil quality. Chaucer.
To infect with venom; to envenom; to poison.

Vicarious Atonement In Christian theology, the idea that God accepted the sacrifice of Jesus Christ as a substitution for the guilt incurred by man at the Fall, and that mankind will consequently escape punishment, provided that they accept by faith Jesus ChristM-bM-^@M-^Ys sacrifice. The idea that by an atoning for evil done or sin committed, one undoes the past M-bM-^@M-^T broadened by Christian theology to include the doctrine of the vicarious atonement by some great spiritual being for the sins of others M-bM-^@M-^T is a theory rejected by the theosophic philosophy. To those who believe the Christian doctrine that every person was born into this world burdened with inevitable doom through AdamM-bM-^@M-^Ys sin, such a compensatory doctrine seems to be necessary; but it discourages peopleM-bM-^@M-^Ys faith in their own innate divinity and in their power thereby to effect their own spiritual and moral salvation, and violates our sense of justice by offering a way of avoiding the consequences of our own bad actions M-bM-^@M-^T which avoidance of sin already incurred is distinctly denied in several places in the New Testament where the ancient theosophical doctrine of karma is taught that as a man sows, that (and not something else) must he invariably reap. Vicarious atonement may be a distorted doctrine of reconciliation, in Christian notion reconciliation between God and man; also of the idea that the spiritual monad in man takes on itself the consequences for actions or M-bM-^@M-^\sinsM-bM-^@M-^] committed by the less evolved human monad. Every human being is raised by the sacrifice made by the Christos within himself, so that whoever believes in and conforms his acts to his own spiritual nature, is M-bM-^@M-^\saved.M-bM-^@M-^]

vice ::: 1. An immoral or evil habit or practice. 2. Immoral conduct; depraved or degrading behaviour. 3. A flaw or imperfection; a defect. 4. Sexual immorality or depravity.

Visha (Sanskrit) ViM-aM-9M-

Volundr (Icelandic) In Norse mythology, the hero of M-bM-^@M-^\VolundarkvidaM-bM-^@M-^] or M-bM-^@M-^\VolundskvadetM-bM-^@M-^]; in German tales he is named Wieland, in English Wayland. In all versions he is a smith, a legendary artisan who was captured and imprisoned by King Nidud (an evil age) and forced to forge treasures of gold and silver for the king.

wariness ::: n. --> The quality or state of being wary; care to foresee and guard against evil; cautiousness.

warn ::: v. t. --> To refuse.
To make ware or aware; to give previous information to; to give notice to; to notify; to admonish; hence, to notify or summon by authority; as, to warn a town meeting; to warn a tenant to quit a house.
To give notice to, of approaching or probable danger or evil; to caution against anything that may prove injurious.
To ward off.

welfare ::: n. --> Well-doing or well-being in any respect; the enjoyment of health and the common blessings of life; exemption from any evil or calamity; prosperity; happiness.

Werabana: Evil spirits of Polynesian folklore.

West The forces of the four cardinal points have each a distinct occult property, and are ruled over by the four regents. Blavatsky states that there is occult philosophy in the early Christian doctrine, echoes of which still linger in both the Orthodox Greek and the Roman Catholic Churches, that public calamities are due to invisible messengers from the north and west, and particularly from the west, the conjunction of the two points being combined in the northwest (SD 1:123). Most good, on the other hand, flows forth from the north and east. The Egyptian goddess Hathor is spoken of as the infernal Isis, the goddess preeminently of the west or nether world. East and west are not localities but directions, and when used in reference to localities the meaning is purely relative. Good and evil, too, are relative terms as experienced by human beings, for such messengers and influences are in all cases strictly karmic agents; and often what people in their blindness and weakness think a calamity or misfortune may indeed be a blessing in disguise. See also CARDINAL POINTS

What are technically classified as obsessing ideas and feelings are evidence of the subjective reality of the astral plane and its disimbodied entities. Knowledge of manM-bM-^@M-^Ys multifold nature, including the parts played by each of its principles both during life and after death, gives a key to many psychological problems in the postmortem survival of the kama-rupa. The differing aspects of obsession result from the varied types of the astral entities M-bM-^@M-^T ghosts or shades of the dead, elementaries of suicides and executed criminals, evil sorcerers, nature spirits, etc. The kama-rupic shells alone, being remnants of deceased personalities, differ as the latter had done in their imbodied desires and impulses. The variety of obsessing influences accounts for the medley of typical symptoms in conditions of inert melancholia, of sustained catalepsy, of violent mania and convulsions, of emotional egoism in hysteria, of childish grimaces and erratic muscular contractions in essential chorea, of subjective horrors in delirium tremens, and of the perverted brutality in purposeless, unhuman crimes. Though only a seerM-bM-^@M-^Ys inner vision could reveal just what entity was active in each case, yet a student of human duality can recognize the unseemly and distorted play of the animal, lower nature, separated from the conscience and higher mind M-bM-^@M-^T the kama-rupic condition. Mild types of these disorders frequently are simply the uncontrolled play of the personM-bM-^@M-^Ys own selfish nature; but these are in danger of drifting into the severer forms, because like attracts like. See also POSSESSION

Whatever the good spirit makes, the evil spirit mars, even though M-bM-^@M-^\the two Spirits created the world, the Good Spirit and the Evil OneM-bM-^@M-^] (Yasht 13, 76). When the world was created, Angra-Mainyu broke into it, and for every creation of Ahura-MazdaM-bM-^@M-^Ys, he counter-created by his witchcraft a plague; he killed the firstborn bull that had been the first offspring and source of life on earth, created 99,999 diseases, etc. M-bM-^@M-^\Ahriman destroys the bull created by Ormazd M-bM-^@M-^T which is the emblem of terrestrial illusive life, the M-bM-^@M-^Xgerm of sorrowM-bM-^@M-^Y M-bM-^@M-^T and, forgetting that the perishing finite seed must die, in order that the plant of immortality, the plant of spiritual, eternal life, should sprout and live, Ahriman is proclaimed the enemy, the opposing power, the devilM-bM-^@M-^]; M-bM-^@M-^\Terrestrially, all these allegories were connected with the trials of adeptship and initiation. Astronomically, they referred to the Solar and Lunar eclipsesM-bM-^@M-^] (SD 2:93, 380).

*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 InconscientM-bM-^@M-^Tthe inconscient Ocean of the Rigveda in which the One was hidden and arose in the form of this Universe,M-bM-^@M-^T 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.

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

White magic or theurgy is knowledge used for impersonal and beneficent purposes, the bringing into human life of the pattern and powers of nature as these exist on the spiritual planes. Black magic or goetia is knowledge used for selfishly personal or evil purposes. Natural magic is the knowledge and employment of the natural powers, forces, and substances of nature M-bM-^@M-^T practically what today is called science. If the knowledge gained through the study of natural science is distorted in its use to selfish or ignoble ends, it becomes de facto black magic. While a hard and fast distinction may not be applicable to all cults of magic, where the student or practitioner has not yet made a conscious choice between the two paths, yet in the end he must choose the one or the other. For natureM-bM-^@M-^Ys forces must be controlled, either by a pure or an impure will, if the practicer is not to fall victim to them. The motive and use that a person makes of his faculties and will are the deciding factors as to whether the magic is beneficent or maleficent. Any selfish, self-seeking, or selfishly restricted use of natureM-bM-^@M-^Ys laws or powers is against the impersonality and universality of nature: M-bM-^@M-^\The smallest attempt to use oneM-bM-^@M-^Ys abnormal powers for the gratification of self makes of these powers sorcery or Black MagicM-bM-^@M-^] (Key 346).

wicked ::: a. --> Having a wick; -- used chiefly in composition; as, a two-wicked lamp.
Evil in principle or practice; deviating from morality; contrary to the moral or divine law; addicted to vice or sin; sinful; immoral; profligate; -- said of persons and things; as, a wicked king; a wicked woman; a wicked deed; wicked designs.
Cursed; baneful; hurtful; bad; pernicious; dangerous.
Ludicrously or sportively mischievous; disposed to

wicked ::: evil or morally bad in principle or practice; sinful; iniquitous; malicious. wickedness.

wickedness ::: n. --> The quality or state of being wicked; departure from the rules of the divine or the moral law; evil disposition or practices; immorality; depravity; sinfulness.
A wicked thing or act; crime; sin; iniquity.

wisecraft ::: Jhumur: M-bM-^@M-^\M-bM-^@M-^S Instead of saying witchcraft he says wisecraft. It is an interesting thing because witch, the word comes from M-bM-^@M-^XwitM-bM-^@M-^Y and that I think originally is the same root as wisdom. It has associations of evil and so here he uses the idea of magic but it is something that is magic beyond our comprehension which it is why it is some kind of wisecraft. It is wisdom beyond our understanding which is what we call M-bM-^@M-^XmagicM-bM-^@M-^Y.M-bM-^@M-^]

witchcraft ::: n. --> The practices or art of witches; sorcery; enchantments; intercourse with evil spirits.
Power more than natural; irresistible influence.

Witchcraft: The art or practice of black magic or sorcery with the aid of evil spirits or familiars.

Witch-doctor: The magician or medicine-man of a primitive tribe, usually credited with the ability to detect witches and to exorcise evil demons.

witch ::: n. --> A cone of paper which is placed in a vessel of lard or other fat, and used as a taper.
One who practices the black art, or magic; one regarded as possessing supernatural or magical power by compact with an evil spirit, esp. with the Devil; a sorcerer or sorceress; -- now applied chiefly or only to women, but formerly used of men as well.
An ugly old woman; a hag.
One who exercises more than common power of attraction; a

World of matter: According to Kabalistic teachings, the abode of evil spirits, divided into ten spheres or zones, the lowest of which represents the deepest state of evil; ruled by the evil spirit Sammael. (Also referred to as world of action.)

worse ::: compar. --> Bad, ill, evil, or corrupt, in a greater degree; more bad or evil; less good; specifically, in poorer health; more sick; -- used both in a physical and moral sense. ::: n. --> Loss; disadvantage; defeat.
That which is worse; something less good; as, think not the

worst ::: a. --> Bad, evil, or pernicious, in the highest degree, whether in a physical or moral sense. See Worse.
To gain advantage over, in contest or competition; to get the better of; to defeat; to overthrow; to discomfit. ::: n. --> That which is most bad or evil; the most severe, pernicious,

wrongdoing ::: n. --> Evil or wicked behavior or action.

Yakshas: Evil demons of Hindu folklore.

Yi: Change. See: i. Yin yang: Passive and active principles, respectively, of the universe, or the female, negative force and the male, positive force, always contrasting but complimentary. Yang and yin are expressed in heaven and earth, man and woman, father and son, shine and rain, hardness and softness, good and evil, white and black, upper and lower, great and small, odd number and even number, joy and sorrow, reward and punishment, agreement and opposition, life and death, advance and retreat, love and hate, and all conceivable objects, qualities, situations, and relationships. The Two Modes (i -- --and --in trigram, or kua, symbols) of the Great Ultimate (T'ai Chi), from the interplay of which all things are engendered. A system constituted by the Five Agents or Elements (wu hsing) of Water, Fire, Wood, Metal, and Earth, which in turn constitute the Great Ultimate. (Chou Lien-hsi, 1017-1073). The two forces of ch'i, or the vital force which is the material principle of the universe. (Neo-Confucianism). Name of a school (400-200 B.C.) headed by Tsou Yen, which advocated that all events are manifestations of the passive or female force and the active or male force of the universe, and which was closely associated with popular geomancy, astrology, etc. --W.T.C. Yo: Music, or the social and cosmic principle of harmony. See: li (propriety). -- W.T.C.

Yima (Avestan) Yam (Pahlavi) Yama (Sanskrit) Jam, Jamshid (Persian) The son of Vivanghan (the brilliant light of the good, father of duality, consciousness, or knowledge of good and evil), Yama has been mentioned in Vasna 30:3 in the sense of twins, and in the Gathas as one who made earthly things attractive and did not strive for the uplift of the spirit. Sometimes incorrectly called the first man of the Avesta. In the Vendidad, the first mortal before Zoroaster with whom Ahura-Mazda conversed, asking him to be a preacher and the bearer of his law; but Yima replied that he was not born or taught to do this. As Zoroaster is the third intellect and the bearer of the divine law, Yima is the second intellect, not yet developed for that task. Blavatsky explains that

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

yo vetti asammudhah sa martyesu sarvapapaih pramucyate ::: who knows (Me) , he, unbewildered among mortals, is delivered from all sin and evil. [Gita 10.3]

yvel ::: a. & adv. --> Evil; ill.

Zervan: In an old Zoroastrian myth, the father of Ahura-Mazda and of his evil twin, Ahriman.

Zohak (Pahlavi) The Pahlavi translation of the Avesta personifies the serpent Azhi Dahaka into the Evil One, dwelling in Bawru (Babylonia). Zohak is represented as a man with two snakesM-bM-^@M-^Y heads growing from his shoulders where he was kissed by Ahriman; M-bM-^@M-^\the human head denotes the physical man, and the two serpent heads the dual manasic principles M-bM-^@M-^T the dragon and serpent both standing as symbols of wisdom and occult powersM-bM-^@M-^] (TG 333). He usurps the throne of King Jemshid (Yima), and after ruling a thousand years he is vanquished by Prince Feridun (Thraetaona). But Zohak could not be slain; he was bound to Mount Davand, there to lie in bonds till the end of the world, when he shall be let loose and then be slain by Keresaspa.

Zoroastrianism: A religion developed in Eastern Persia, based on the teachings of Zoroaster (Zarathustra). It is ethical and dualistic in that the struggle between good and evil is projected into cosmology and symbolized by a warfare between light and darkness which is conceived on the one hand naturalistically and manifesting itself in a deification of the shining heavenly bodies, veneration of fire, fear of defilement, and purificatory rites, and, on the other, mythologically as the vying for supremacy between Ahura Mazda and Ahriman (q.v.).

Zoroastrianism: (from Zoroaster) A life-affirming Indo-Iranian religion, also known as Mazdaism, Bah Din, Parsiism, and Fire-worship, established by Zarathustra (q.v.), weakened by the conquests of Alexander the Great, resuscitated, then practically extinguished by the advance of Mohammedanism, but still living on in the Gabar communities of Persia and the Parsis of Bombay. It is ethical and dualistic in that the struggle between good and evil is projected into cosmology and symbolized by a warfare between light and darkness which is conceived on the one hand naturalistically and manifesting itself in a deification of the shining heavily bodies, veneration of fire, fear of defilement, and purificatory rites, and, on the other, mythologically as the vying for supremacy between Ormazd and Ahriman (q.v.) and their hosts of angels and demons. Man must choose between light and darkness, truth and falsehood, moral right and wrong, and thus gain either eternal bliss or agony. -- K.F.L.

zoroastrianism ::: n. --> The religious system of Zoroaster, the legislator and prophet of the ancient Persians, which was the national faith of Persia; mazdeism. The system presupposes a good spirit (Ormuzd) and an opposing evil spirit (Ahriman). Cf. Fire worship, under Fire, and Parsee.

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1:The devil never repents.
   ~ Eliphas Levi, [T5],
2:And empty words are evil. ~ Homer,
3:Before you think good or evil, who are you? ~ Huineng,
4:Ignorance, the root and stem of every evil. ~ Plato,
5:There is only one good, knowledge, and one evil, ignorance.
   ~ Socrates,
6:The function of wisdom is to discriminate between good and evil. ~ Cicero,
7:All spirits are enslaved which serve things evil.
   ~ Percy Bysshe Shelley,
8:What is evil? Whatever springs from weakness. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche, The Antichrist,
9:Think no evil thoughts. ~ Kun Yu, the Eternal Wisdom
10:Death is an evil; the gods have so judged; had it been good, they would die. ~ Sappho,
11:Sorrow is a form of Evil. ~ Hermes, the Eternal Wisdom
12:Let a man conquer anger by love, let him subdue evil by good. ~ Buddha, @FourthWayTweets
13:An evil enemy will burn his own nation to the ground... to rule over the ashes. ~ Sun Tzu,
14:not a devil
not a saint
just a slug ~ Kobayashi Issa,
15:The evildoer is the only slave. ~ Rousseau, the Eternal Wisdom
16:Sorrow is the daughter of evil. ~ Dhammapada, the Eternal Wisdom
17:Turn ye from your evil ways. ~ Ezekiel XXXIII, the Eternal Wisdom
18:We never find out the strength of the evil impulse inside us until we try to fight it. ~ C S Lewis,
19:Evil resides in the very gaze which perceives Evil all around itself. ~ Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel,
20:If we seek the Buddha outside the mind, the Buddha changes into a devil. ~ Dogen Zenji,
21:The evil of the soul is ignorance. ~ Hermes, "The Key", the Eternal Wisdom
22:[Heraclitus] concluded that coming-to-be itself could not be anything evil or unjust. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
23:Do not hate the evil-hearted, the jealous and the selfish. It is they who promote your Mok ~ Swami Sivananda,
24:or out of the heart proceed evil thoughts. ~ Matthew XV. 19, the Eternal Wisdom
25:"There is nothing the devil fears so much, or so much tries to hinder, as prayer." ~ Saint Philip Neri, @25bjh54,
26:Be ever engaged, so that whenever the devil calls he may find you occupied. ~ Saint Jerome, @Thewarning9 [Parousia],
27:"It is easier for the world to accept a simple lie than a complex truth." ~ Alexis de Tocqueville, @CharlesAFrancis,
28:The price good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil ment
   ~ Plato,
29:"Remember that the devil has only one door by which to enter the soul: the will." ~ Saint Padre Pio, @GreatTribulati1
30:The perfection of evil is to be ignorant of the Divine. ~ Hermes, the Eternal Wisdom
31:Nothing is easier than to denounce the evildoer; nothing is more difficult than to understand him. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
32:Gods suppressed become devils, and often it is these devils whom we first encounter when we turn inward. ~ Joseph Campbell,
33:Three roots of evil: desire, disliking and ignorance. ~ Buddhist Texts, the Eternal Wisdom
34:Depart from evil and do good and dwell for evermore. ~ Psalms XXXVII. 27, the Eternal Wisdom
35:The only evil is inattention. It is the father of stupidity and the grandfather of the twins, suffering and sorrow. ~ Wu Hsin,
36:There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root. ~ Henry David Thoreau, @JoshuaOakley,
37:The way of truth is like a great road. It is not difficult to know it. The evil is only that men will not seek it.
   ~ Mencius,
38:Ignorance is also most always on the point of doing evil. ~ Chinese Proverb, the Eternal Wisdom
39:The sinner sins against himself, for he makes himself evil. ~ Marcus Aurelias, the Eternal Wisdom
40:I hope that real love and truth are stronger in the end than any evil or misfortune in the world. ~ Charles Dickens, @JoshuaOakley,
41:Keep thy tongue from evil and thy lips from speaking guile. ~ Psalms XXXIV. 13, the Eternal Wisdom
42:Pride changes angels into devils, humility makes man into angels. ~ Saint Augustine of Hippo,
43:All evil is in travail of the eternal good. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine, The Divine and the Undivine,
44:All evil shall perforce change itself into good. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, Gnosis and Ananda,
45:Never out of evil one plucked good: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Descent into Night,
46:That the world is a divine game and beyond good and evil: in this the Vedanta and Heraclitus are my predecessors. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche, Quoted in Johannes Klein, Die Dichtung Nietzsches (Munich, 1936), p. 225,
47:Evil does not exist; once you have crossed the threshold, all is good. Once in another world, you must hold your tongue.
   ~ Franz Kafka,
48:Evil is non-being, the good is being, since it has come into being from the existing God. ~ Athanasius, On the Incarnation, @Shermanicus,
49:He who does no evil to any is as if the father and mother of all beings. ~ Madharata, the Eternal Wisdom
50:It is easier today to triumph over evil habits than it will be tomorrow. ~ Confucius, the Eternal Wisdom
51:"Evil is that which makes for separateness." ~ Aldous Huxley, @aax9
52:Render to God the sole worship which is fitting towards Him, not to be evil. ~ Hermes, the Eternal Wisdom
53:Fear not the reproach of men, neither be ye afraid of their revillings. ~ Isaiah LI. 7, the Eternal Wisdom
54:I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the Lord do all these things
   ~ Anonymous, The Bible, Isaiah 45:7,
55:To do evil belongs pre-eminently to unhappiness ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1.109.2)., @Aquinas_Quotes,
56:Buddha means awareness, the awareness of body and mind that prevents evil from arising in either.
   ~ Bodhidharma,
57:Let a man make haste towards good, let him turn away his thought from evil. ~ Dhammapada, the Eternal Wisdom
58:Polish your wisdom: learn public justice, distinguish between good and evil, study the ways of different arts one by one. ~ Miyamoto Musashi,
59:Why analyze and see the evil? Move toward the Lord! Through His grace you will be freed from all passions. ~ Swami Turiyananda, @srkpashramam
60:An evil thought is the most dangerous of all thieves. ~ Buddhist Scriptures from the Chinese, the Eternal Wisdom
61:In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one. ~ Saint Paul, (Eph. 6:16),
62:There are no whole truths, all truths are half-truths. It is trying to treat them as whole truths that plays the devil. ~ Alfred North Whitehead,
63:Repeat your mantra several thousand times a day. That will give you strength. If evil thoughts appear be indifferent to them. ~ Swami Saradananda,
64:"Attack the evil that is within yourself, rather than attacking the evil that is in others." ~ Confucius, @CharlesAFrancis,
65:See, I have set before thee this day life and good, and death and evil. ~ Deuteronomy XIII. 15, the Eternal Wisdom
66:all of these and their like are evil in themselves ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (In 2 NE, lect. 7)., @Aquinas_Quotes,
67:The imagination is like a knife which may be used for good or evil purposes.
   ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1929-1931,
68:Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil. ~ Psalms XXIII, the Eternal Wisdom
69:Fastings signify abstinence from all evils whatsoever, both in action and in word, and in thought itself. ~ Saint Clement of Alexandria, @Church_Father,
70:Reading book after book the whole world died, and none ever became learned!
   ~ Kabir, XXXIII.3, Translated by Charlotte Vaudeville,
71:To be alone is the fate of all great minds-a fate deplored at times, but still always chosen as the less grievous of two evils.
   ~ Arthur Schopenhauer,
72:When the devil reminds you of your past, remind him of his future! ~ Saint Teresa of Avila, @Thewarning9 [Parousia],
73:Anger is the appetite of another's evil for the sake of revenge ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ScG 1.89)., @Aquinas_Quotes,
74:How shouldst thou not profit by thy age of strength to issue from the evil terrain? ~ Kin-yuan-li-sao, the Eternal Wisdom
75:There is so much good in the worst of us, and so much bad in the best of us, it doesn't behoove any of us to speak evil of the rest of us
   ~ Edgar Cayce,
76:Aid each other in practising that which is good, but aid not each other in evil and injustice. ~ Koran, the Eternal Wisdom
77:Apparent evil is often the shortest way to the good. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays in Philosophy and Yoga, The Strength of Stillness,
78:"Art thou real, Earth? Am I? In whose dream do we exist ..." ~ Neville Goddard,, (1905-1972) teacher, author, "The Complete Reader,", (2013). See:, @aax9,
79:It is by gentleness that one must conquer wrath, it is by good that one must conquer evil. ~ Dhammapada, the Eternal Wisdom
80:not a devil
not a saint
just a slug
~ Kobayashi Issa, @BashoSociety
81:Return ye now every one from his evil way and make your ways and your doings good. ~ Jeremiah XVIII. II, the Eternal Wisdom
82:"Buddha means awareness, the awareness of body and mind that prevents evil from arising in either." ~ Bodhidharma, @CharlesAFrancis,
83:God allows some evils, lest many good things should never happen ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1.23.3ad3)., @Aquinas_Quotes,
84:As righteousness tendeth to life, so he that pursueth evil, pursueth it to his own death. ~ Proverbs XI.19, the Eternal Wisdom
85:Eviller fate there is none than life too long among mortals. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems, Ilion,
86:Kali the Mother, is the killer of darkness, the punisher of evil-doers. She represents the necessary moral vigour and courage. ~ SISTER NIVEDITA, @srkpashramam
87:Labour to purify thy thoughts. If thou hast no evil thoughts, thou shalt commit no evil deeds. ~ Confucius, the Eternal Wisdom
88:Moral evil is in reality a form of mental disease or ignorance. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine, Delight of Existence, The Problem,
89:Repeat your mantra several thousand times a day. That will give you strength. If evil thoughts appear be indifferent to them. ~ Swami Saradananda, @srkpashramam
90:"When you restrain your anger you outrage the devil, since you have tamed your animal self and subdued it." ~ Ibn Arabi, @FourthWayTweets
91:"You must let what happens happen. Everything must be equal in your eyes, good and evil, beautiful and ugly, foolish and wise." ~ Michael Ende, @CharlesAFrancis,
92:Good and evil cannot bind him who has realised the oneness of nature and self with the Eternal. ~ Ramakrishna, the Eternal Wisdom
93:Samsara is the tendency to find fault with others, an unbearable fire-bowl, a dungeon dark, a deep swamp of three poisons, a fearful wave of evil lives. ~ Naropa,
94:Wherefore laying aside all malice and all guile and hypocrisy and envy and all evil speaking. ~ l Peter II. I, the Eternal Wisdom
95:The most powerful way to resist evil is to sit with good friends who have turned their faces to God. ~ Rumi, @Sufi_Path
96:When my Lord is not playing His flute, He dances. And all that He does He does so beautifully. But in subduing evil, my Lord is at His most beautiful.
   ~ सर्वदास,
97:Evil has no existence, except when we give it existence through our actions. ~ Diadochus of Photice, 'One Hundred Texts' (Philokalia vol. I p. 253), @Shermanicus,
98:As for ourselves, let each one of us dig down after the root of evil which is within one and let one pluck it out of one's heart from the root.
   ~ Gospel of Thomas,
99:His good and evil, sin and virtue, till
He bids thee leave. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems, The Rishi,
100:However evil-minded other people may appear to you, it is not proper to hate or depise them. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi, Words of Grace,
101:No matter how much evil be multiplied, it can never wholly destroy the good ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ScG 3.12)., @Aquinas_Quotes,
102:When Job felt this anger he reviled his enemies, calling them 'dishonourable men of no repute, lacking everything good.' ~ Saint Isaiah the Solitary, @Church_Father,
103:When you restrain your anger . . . you outrage the devil, since you have tamed your animal self and subdued it. ~ Ibn Arabi, @FourthWayTweets
104:Evil deforms and disguises good. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine, The Integral Knowledge and the Aim of Life; Four Theories of Existence,
105:Purify thyself and thou shalt see God. Transform thy body into a temple, cast from thee evil thoughts and contemplate God with the eye of thy conscious soul. ~ Vemana,
106:The 'work,' whether of the artist or the philosopher, invents the man who has created it, who is supposed to have created it. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good & Evil,
107:You did not see Pharaoh drowned with his armies, but you have seen the devil with his weapons overcome by the waters of baptism. ~ Saint John Chrysostom, @Church_Father,
108:The purpose of philosophy is to turn you inward. If you know your Self, no evil can come to you. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi, @RamanaMaharshi,
109:By not doing evil to creatures and mastering one's arrives here below at the supreme goal. ~ Laws of Manu, the Eternal Wisdom
110:Do no evil and evil shall not come upon thee; be far from the unjust and sin shall be far from thee. ~ Ecclesiasticus,, the Eternal Wisdom
111:So we ought to be accurate, brethren, about our salvation, in case the evil one sneaks in some error and slings us out from our life. ~ Letter of Barnabas, @Church_Father,
112:A mental control can only be a control, not a cure. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine, The Origin and Remedy of Falsehood, Error, Wrong and Evil,
113:...The just God will in consequence give Lucifer and all his devils power to come on earth and tempt his godless creatures..." ~ Saint Methodius of Patara, @GreatTribulati1
114:Anxiety is the greatest evil that can befall a soul except sin. God commands you to pray, but He forbids you to worry." ~ Saint Francis de Sales, @Thewarning9 [Parousia],
115:God being Supreme Wisdom uses everything for His supreme purposes and out of evil cometh good. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Karmayogin, Opinion and Comments,
116:I account it a greater good to be reproved than to reprove, inasmuch as it is more excellent to free oneself from evil than to free another. ~ Saint Methodius, @Church_Father,
117:Keep thyself from all evil in thought, in word, in act. If thou transgress not these three frontiers of wisdom, thou shalt find the way pursued by the saints. ~ Magghima Nikaya,
118:The outward form of one who has touched the feet of God remains unchanged, although they no longer do any evil. ~ Sri Ramakrishna, @OmRamaKrishna,
119:"'Be still and know that I AM God' [Psalm 46:10] means that I should still the mind and know that consciousness is God." ~ Neville Goddard, "The Complete Reader,", (2013), @aax9,
120:Desire is the profoundest root of all evil; it is from desire that there has arisen the world of life and sorrow. ~ Pali Canon, the Eternal Wisdom
121:Evil forces can always attack in moments of unconsciousness or half-consciousness. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - IV, Dealing with Hostile Attacks,
122:It is knowledge that purifies, it is truth that liberates. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine, The Origin and Remedy of Falsehood, Error, Wrong and Evil,
123:Recite Quran until it prohibits you to do evil deeds. If it does not prohibit you, it will not be considered recitation. ~ Abu Hamid al-Ghazali,
124:Wrong will engenders wrong action of all these instruments. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine, The Origin and Remedy of Falsehood, Error, Wrong and Evil,
125:Hell has not been created by any one, but when a man does evil, he lights the fires of hell and burns in his own fire. ~ Mahomed, the Eternal Wisdom
126:All possibilities push towards actuality until they reach it. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine, The Origin and Remedy of Falsehood, Error, Wrong and Evil,
127:And the Name, foundation of eternity, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The World of Falsehood, the Mother of Evil and the Sons of Darkness,
128:Liberation means entire freedom—freedom from the bondage of good, as well as from the bondage of evil. ~ Swami Vivekananda, (C.W. I. 55), @VedantaNY,
129:This is part of the infinite goodness of God, that He should allow evil to exist, and out of it produce good ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1.2.3ad1).
130:Whether it seem good or evil to men's eyes,
   Only for good the secret Will can work.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Word of Fate,
131:An eternal, inexorable lapse of moments is ever hurrying the day of the evil to an eternal night, and the night of the just to an eternal day. ~ Harriet Beecher Stowe, @FourthWayTweets
132:Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
   ~ Anonymous, The Bible, Psalms 23:4,
133:If the mind makes a practice of rectitude in its thinking, there is no evil that can make entrance into it. ~ Fo-sho.hing-tsan-king, the Eternal Wisdom
134:Through the spirit we come to the root of action and existence. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine, The Origin and Remedy of Falsehood, Error, Wrong and Evil,
135:An evil environment worsened evil souls: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The World of Falsehood, the Mother of Evil and the Sons of Darkness,
136:The most powerful weapon to conquer the devil is humility. For, as he does not know at all how to employ it, neither does he know how to defend himself from it. ~ Saint Vincent de Paul,
137:Division ceased to be, for God was there. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The World of Falsehood, the Mother of Evil and the Sons of Darkness,
138:In spite of death and evil circumstance
A will to live persists, a joy to be. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Debate of Love and Death,
139:Intuition is an edge of light thrust out by the secret supermind. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine, The Origin and Remedy of Falsehood, Error, Wrong and Evil,
140:It belongs to great pride that persons prefer their own opinion to divinely revealed truth ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (On evil 8.1ad7)., @Aquinas_Quotes,
141:Then, accomplished in knowledge, he shakes from him good and evil, and, stainless, reaches that supreme Equality. ~ Mundaka Upanishad, the Eternal Wisdom
142:The wisdom and love of God in turning our evil into His good does not absolve us of our moral responsibility. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Karmayogin, Facts and Opinions,
143:There is a self-law of supreme Truth which is above all standards. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine, The Origin and Remedy of Falsehood, Error, Wrong and Evil,
144:The true call upon us is the call of the Infinite and the Supreme. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine, The Origin and Remedy of Falsehood, Error, Wrong and Evil,
145:Even Good she makes a hook to drag to Hell. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The World of Falsehood, the Mother of Evil and the Sons of Darkness,
146:Good and evil are relative terms. There must be a subject to know the good and evil. That subject is the ego. Trace the source of the ego. It ends in the Self. ~ Ramana Maharshi, @GnothiSea,
147:The evolutionary intention acts through the evil as through the good. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine, The Origin and Remedy of Falsehood, Error, Wrong and Evil,
148:There is a concept that is the corrupter and destroyer of all others. I speak not of Evil, whose limited empire is that of ethics; I speak of the infinite. ~ Jorge Luis Borge, @JoshuaOakley,
149:"The ignorant mind, with its infinite afflictions, passions, and evils, is rooted in the three poisons. Greed, anger, and delusion." ~ Bodhidharma, @CharlesAFrancis,
150:Let no evil communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good that it may minister grace unto the hearers. ~ Ephesians IV. 29, the Eternal Wisdom
151:Remember that it is not feeling of guilt that constitutes sin but the consent to sin. Only the free will is capable of good or evil. ~ Saint Padre Pio of Pietrelcina, @Thewarning9 [Parousia],
152:That which is good and pure in you is God. That which is evil in you is your ego. The more you think of Him, the more He will increase and you will decrease. ~ Swami Turiyananda, @srkpashramam
153:The phantom of a dark and evil start
Ghostlike pursues all that we dream and do. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms of the Little Life,
154:Even though thou shouldst be of all sinners the most sinful, yet by the raft of knowledge thou shalt cross utterly beyond all evil. ~ id. 36, the Eternal Wisdom
155:We shall be blessed with clear vision if we keep our eyes fixed on Christ, for he, as Paul teaches, is our head, and there is in him no shadow of evil. ~ Saint Gregory of Nyssa, @Church_Father,
156:Abandon all dharmas and take refuge in Me alone; I will deliver thee from all sin and evil; do not grieve. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, (Gita 18:66), [T5},
157:A shy horse does not go straight unless his eyes are covered by blinders. Thus prevent yourself from looking about to evil paths. ~ Sri Ramakrishna, @OmRamaKrishna,
158:He whose mind is utterly pure from all evil as the Sun is pure of stain and the moon of soil, him indeed I call a man of religion. ~ Udanavagga, the Eternal Wisdom
159:So long as one has not seen the divine vision, so long there must remain the illusion: "I am the doer. I have done evil and good." ~ Sri Ramakrishna, @OmRamaKrishna,
160:None can reach heaven who has not passed through hell. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The World of Falsehood, the Mother of Evil and the Sons of Darkness,
161:No one who, like me, conjures up the most evil of those half-tamed demons that inhabit the human breast, and seeks to wrestle them, can expect to come through the struggle unscathed. ~ Sigmund Freud,
162:A momentary Evil's almightiness
Has straddled the straight path of Nature's acts. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Parable of the Search for the Soul,
163:When the clay of evil tendencies is washed away by the continued pouring of tears of Bhakti, immediately the Atman attracted the jiva. ~ Sri Ramakrishna, @OmRamaKrishna,
164:This is part of the infinite goodness of God, that He should allow evil to exist, and out of it produce good ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1.2.3ad1)., @Aquinas_Quotes,
165:Fraternal correction is likewise an act of charity, since through it we repel our brother's evil, namely, sin ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 2-2.33.1)., @Aquinas_Quotes,
166:Resist not evil by doing evil in return, but make a show of resistance with a view to self-defense. This is the Dharma of a householder. ~ Sri Ramakrishna, @OmRamaKrishna,
167:Some wish to avoid evil by oppressing those under them; the Lord says, "Blessed are the merciful" ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Commentary on Matthew 5)., @Aquinas_Quotes,
168:The good acts we do today, our own progress will show to us tomorrow as an evil, because we shall have acquired a greater light. ~ Antoine the Healer, the Eternal Wisdom
169:A great wicked joy Glad of one's own and others' calamity. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The World of Falsehood, the Mother of Evil and the Sons of Darkness,
170:An evil prelate should not be honored because of who he is, but because of the one whose position he holds ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Quodlibet 8.4.2)., @Aquinas_Quotes,
171:Every man is divine and strong in his real nature. What are weak and evil are his habits, his desires and thoughts, but not himself. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi, @srkpashramam
172:Nature is so perfect that the Trinity couldn't have fashioned her any more perfect. She is an organ on which our Lord plays and the devil works the bellows. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, @FourthWayTweets
173:"Praying is recognizing yourself to be that which you desire to be rather than begging God for that which you desire." ~ Neville Goddard, (1905-1972), mystic teacher. See:, @aax9,
174:Unless therefore the Magician be first anointed with this Oil, all his work will be wasted and evil.
   ~ Aleister Crowley, Liber ABA, Book 4, Magick, Part II, The Holy Oil,
175:We regard the world not as an invention of the devil or a self-delusion of the soul, but as a manifestation of the Divine. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, Renunciation,
176:When the soul, through its own fault... becomes rooted in a pool of pitch-black, evil smelling water, it produces nothing but misery and filth. ~ Saint Teresa of Avila,
177:Look upon all women as your own mother. Never look at the face of a woman, but look towards her feet. All evil thoughts will then fly away. ~ Sri Ramakrishna, @OmRamaKrishna,
178:"Sin is being committed more and more, it is no longer acknowledged as an evil, it is sought out, it is consciously willed and it is no longer confessed." ~ Our Lady to Fr. Stefano Gobbi, @GreatTribulati1
179:Oneness with others is not enough by itself, if it is a oneness with their ignorance. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine, The Origin and Remedy of Falsehood, Error, Wrong and Evil,
180:Take no thought for the morrow; for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof. ~ Matthew VI. 34, the Eternal Wisdom
181:Only one who has surmounted by wisdom that which the world calls good and evil and who lives in a clear light, can be truly called an ascetic ~ Dhammapada, the Eternal Wisdom
182:"The more we are afflicted in this world, the greater is our assurance in the next; the more we sorrow in the present, the greater will be our joy in the future." ~ Saint Isidore of Seville, @GreatTribulati1
183:A fatal seed was sown in life's false start
When evil twinned with good on earthly soil. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
184:The greatest error of a man is to think that he is weak by nature, evil by nature. Everyone is divine and strong in their real nature. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi, @RamanaMaharshi,
185:Whether on earth or in the abodes of the gods, all beings are upon three evil paths; they are in thepower of existence, desire and ignorance. ~ Latita Vistara, the Eternal Wisdom
186:...The huge dragon, the ancient serpent, who is called the Devil and Satan, who deceived the whole world, was thrown down to earth, and its angels were thrown down with it." ~ Revelation 12:7-9,, @GreatTribulati1
187:My child, do not give way to evil desire, for it leads to fornication. And do not use obscene language, or let your eye wander, for from all these come adulteries. ~ Didache of the Twelve Apostles, @Church_Father,
188:Understand that for every rule which I have mentioned from the Quran, the Devil has one to match it, which he puts beside the proper rule to cause error. ~ Abu Hamid al-Ghazali,
189:When tempted, invoke your Angel. He is more eager to help you than you are to be helped! Ignore the devil and do not be afraid of him: He trembles and flees at the sight of your Guardian Angel. ~ Saint John Bosco,
190:For the good that I would do, I do not; but the evil that I would not, that I do.. I find then a law that, when I would dogood, evil is present with me. ~ Pascal, the Eternal Wisdom
191:To do no evil to any being, neither by action, nor by thought, nor by word; to will the good and to practise it: such is the eternal law of the good. ~ Madharata, the Eternal Wisdom
192:What are the roots of evil? Desire, disliking, ignorance. And what then are the roots of good? Liberation from desire, disliking and ignorance. ~ Magghima Nikaya,, the Eternal Wisdom
193:There is nowhere in this world, nor in the air, nor in the midst of the ocean any place where we can disembarrass ourselves of the evil we have done. ~ Dhainmapada, the Eternal Wisdom
194:Imaginary evil is romantic and varied, real evil is gloomy, monotonous, barren, boring. Imaginary good is boring; real good is always new, marvelous, intoxicating. ~ Simone Weil, Gravity and Grace 62-63, @Shermanicus,
195:To take pleasure in another's evil belongs to hatred, which is contrary to the charity whereby we are bound to love all men. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 2-2.108.1)., @Aquinas_Quotes,
196:Destruction in itself is neither good nor evil. It is a fact of Nature, a necessity in the play of forces as things are in this world. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - I, Morality and Yoga,
197:It is impossible to maintain friendship with an evil person without becoming somewhat like him in evil ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Commentary on Nichomachean Ethics 9)., @Aquinas_Quotes,
198:Purify thyself and thou shalt see God. Transform thy body into a temple, cast from thee evil thoughts and contemplate God with the eye of thy conscious soul. ~ Vemana, the Eternal Wisdom
199:Clerics should abstain not only from things that are evil in themselves, but even from those that have an appearance of evil ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 2-2.77.4ad3)., @Aquinas_Quotes,
200:Loving oneself for the sake of God as the object of supernatural happiness and the author of grace is an act of charity ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (On Evil, a. 4 ad 15)., @Aquinas_Quotes,
201:"Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction." ~ Blaise Pascal, @aax9
202:At times because of one man's evil, ten thousand people suffer. So you kill that one man to let the tens of thousands live. Here, truly, the blade that deals death becomes the sword that saves lives. ~ Yamamoto Tsunetomo,
203:Avoid the society of evil friends and men of vulgar minds; have pleasure in that of the giants of wisdom and take as thy friends those who practice justice. ~ Dhammapada, the Eternal Wisdom
204:Have courage and do not fear the assaults of the Devil. Remember this forever; it is a healthy sign if the devil shouts and roars around your conscience, since this shows that he is not inside your will. ~ Saint Padre Pio,
205:We have the choice; it depends on us to choose the good or the evil by our own will. The choice of evil draws us to our physical nature and subjects us to fate. ~ Horace, the Eternal Wisdom
206:If I regard myself as a martyr, I must think too of myself as that martyr's executioner; for we suffer only by the imagination of evil which is in us. ~ Antoine the Healer, the Eternal Wisdom
207:Once the Ananda, the divine delight in all things is attained, it sets right all the distortions, all the evil of the world. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Secret of the Veda, To Bhaga Savitri, the Enjoyer,
208:The dry gnarled trees stood up like dying men
Stiffened into a pose of agony, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The World of Falsehood, the Mother of Evil and the Sons of Darkness,
209:Being collapsed into a pointless void
That yet was a zero parent of the worlds ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The World of Falsehood, the Mother of Evil and the Sons of Darkness,
210:A monstrous birth prepared its cosmic form
In Nature's titan embryo, Ignorance. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The World of Falsehood, the Mother of Evil and the Sons of Darkness,
211:Hysterical optimism will prevail until the world again admits the existence of tragedy, and it cannot admit the existence of tragedy until it again distinguishes between good and evil. ~ Richard Weaver, Ideas Have Consequences,
212: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,
213:"You must ask God to give you power to fight against the sin of pride which is your greatest enemy—the root of all that is evil, and the failure of all that is good. For God resists the proud." ~ Saint Vincent de Paul, @25bjh54,
214:he man whose understanding is in union with the Spirit, casts from him both good doing and evil doing; get this union, it is the perfect skill in works. ~ Bhagavad Gita. II- 50, the Eternal Wisdom
215:Keep thyself from all evil in thought, in word, in act. If thou transgress not these three frontiers of wisdom, thou shalt find the way pursued by the saints. ~ Magghima Nikaya, the Eternal Wisdom
216:Met the hounds of bale who hunt men's hearts
Baying across the veldts of Destiny, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The World of Falsehood, the Mother of Evil and the Sons of Darkness,
217:There in the slumber of the cosmic Will
He saw the secret key of Nature's change. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The World of Falsehood, the Mother of Evil and the Sons of Darkness,
218:The sombre flowers of falsehood and suffering and evil have their root in the black soil of the Inconscient. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine, The Origin and Remedy of Falsehood, Error, Wrong and Evil,
219:Watch with care over your heart and give not way to heedlessness; practise conscientiously every virtue and let not there be born in you any evil inclination. ~ Buddhist Maxims, the Eternal Wisdom
220:We cannot affirm our being rightly without sacrifice or without self-giving to something larger than our ego. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine, The Origin and Remedy of Falsehood, Error, Wrong and Evil,
221:The boundless Nescience of the unconscious depths
Covered eternity with nothingness. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The World of Falsehood, the Mother of Evil and the Sons of Darkness,
222:In destruction felt creation's hasty pace,
Knew loss as the price of a celestial gain ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The World of Falsehood, the Mother of Evil and the Sons of Darkness,
223:Allah gave it to us to use it against shaitan, so use it at the start of every act. this weapon can defeat countless devils, so have faith, and use it. ~ Shaykh Nazim Al Haqqani, @Sufi_Path
224:Of rapturous Love,
The bright epiphany whom we name God,
Towards whom we drove
In spite of weakness, evil, grief and pain. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems, The Rishi,
225:Such a fire, such an endless burning, that is Hell. It is not kindled by any devil, but it is within the heart that the mind incessantly lights, feeds and keeps it in being. ~ Gyokai, the Eternal Wisdom
226:Knew death for a cellar of the house of life,
In destruction felt creation's hasty pace. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The World of Falsehood, the Mother of Evil and the Sons of Darkness,
227:We must be prepared to leave behind on the path not only that which we stigmatise as evil, but that which seems to us to be good, yet is not the one good. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, Renunciation,
228:Disapproval of that which threatens and hurts us, approval of that which flatters and satisfies refine into the conception of good and evil. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine, Delight of Existence, The Problem,
229:In a unique way, when the devil tells a lie, he is speaking on his own: "I will go forth and will be a lying spirit in the mouth of all prophets" ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (1 Kgs 22:22), @Aquinas_Quotes,
230:If any during this life are changed out of fear of God and pass from an evil life to a good one, they pass from death to life and later they shall be transformed from a shameful state to a glorious one. ~ Fulgentius of Ruspe, @Church_Father,
231:Let us be on our guard in case, if we relax on the grounds that we have been called, we may go to sleep over our sins and the evil ruler take power over us and drive us out from the king­ dom ofthe Lord. ~ Letter of Barnabas, @Church_Father,
232:We may gather that the universe is like a book reflecting, representing, and describing its Maker, the Trinity, at three different levels of expression: as a trace, an image, and a likeness. ~ Bonaventure, Breviloquium II.12.1, @Shermanicus,
233:7. To the divine flame, the seer, him whose law of being is the Truth, the shining one, the destroyer of all evils, approach and chant the hymn of praise. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Hymns To The Mystic Fire, 2 - Other Hymns,
234:Ignorant like men born blind who know not light,
They could equate worst ill with highest good, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The World of Falsehood, the Mother of Evil and the Sons of Darkness,
235:I strive not against the world, but it is the world which strives against me.-It is better to perish in the battle against evil than to be conquered by it and remain living. ~ Buddhist Texts, the Eternal Wisdom
236:You shall no more carry in yourselves the root of evil; disease and infirmity no more shall make war against you and corruption shall flee from you for ever into oblivion. ~ Esdras IV. 8. 33, the Eternal Wisdom
237:Evil cannot possibly be intended by anyone for its own sake, but it can be intended for the sake of avoiding another evil, or obtaining another good ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1-2.78.1ad2)., @Aquinas_Quotes,
238:His knowledge he disguised as Ignorance,
His Good he sowed in Evil's monstrous bed,
Made error a door by which Truth could enter in. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Debate of Love and Death,
239:I am the owner of my actions (kamma), inheritor of my actions, born of my actions, created by my actions, and have my own actions as my judge! Whatever I do, good or evil, I will feel the resulting effects of that … ~ The Buddha, @JoshuaOakley,
240:"When you emerge from the hour of prayer you must do so conscious of being and possessing that which your heretofore desired." ~ Neville Goddard, (1905-1972), American mystic. Quote from "Neville Goddard The Complete Reader,", (2013)., @aax9,
241:Free me from evil passions and cleanse my heart of all disorderly affection so that, healed and purified within, I may be fit to love, strong to suffer, and firm to persevere. ~ Thomas A Kempis, The Imitation of Christ,, @Thewarning9 [Parousia],
242:One who has not ceased from evil living or is without peace or without concentration or whose mind has not been tranquillised, cannot attain to Him by the intelligence. ~ Katha Upanishad II.24, the Eternal Wisdom
243:When Christ came, he banished the devil from our hearts, in order to build in them a temple for himself. Let us therefore do what we can with his help, so that our evil deeds will not deface that temple. ~ Saint Caesarius of Arles, @Church_Father,
244:He whose thought spills not itself to this side or' that, whose mind is not tormented, who is not anxious any more about good than about evil, for him there is no fear, for he watches. ~ Dhammapada, the Eternal Wisdom
245:In creating all animals, God made certain forms in which he shows his strength. He does this in the whale, so that this fish senses the iniquities of the devil and sends out his breath against him…. ~ Saint Hildegard of Bingen, Physica, @Shermanicus,
246:The individual ego is a pragmatic and effective fiction, a translation of the secret self into the terms of surface consciousness ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine, The Origin and Remedy of Falsehood, Error, Wrong and Evil,
247:All human perceptions, wherever they come from, include good and evil. It is necessary to know how to determine and assimilate all the good and offer it to God, and to eliminate all the evil. " ~ Saint Padre Pio of Pietrelcina, @Thewarning9 [Parousia],
248:If you love your Bridegroom, you must observe His death, must picture in your mind His humility, and must press solidly to your intellect as on a coin the virtues which He bore in the flesh after the manner of man. ~ Leander of Seville, @Church_Father,
249:None can reach heaven who has not passed through hell.
   This too the traveller of the worlds must dare.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The World of Falsehood, the Mother of Evil and the Sons of Darkness,
250:The great malady of the soul is error which brings in its train all evils without any good. Intelligence combats it and brings back the soul to good as the physician restores the body to health. ~ id, the Eternal Wisdom
251:"Things will disappear [or appear] only as man changes in consciousness. Deny it if you will, it still remains a fact that consciousness is the only reality and things but mirror that which you are in consciousness." ~ Neville Goddard. Mystic., @aax9,
252:Through the sacrament of baptism you have become a temple of the Holy Spirit. Do not drive away so great a guest by evil conduct and become again a slave to the devil, for your liberty was bought by the blood of Christ. ~ Leo the Great, @Church_Father,
253:You alone can undo the evil you have created. Your own callous selfishness is at the root of it. Put first your own house in order and you will see that your work is done. ~ Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj, @srkpashramam
254:"Go and preach the necessity of penance and conversion, of return to the Lord along the way of prayer and repentance, of renunciation of Satan and all his wiles, of evil and the tyranny of the passions." ~ Our Lady to Fr. Stefano Gobbi, @GreatTribulati1
255:Every judgement of conscience, be it right or wrong, be it about things evil in themselves or morally indifferent, is obligatory, in such wise that he who acts against his conscience always sins. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
256:What is the root of evil? Greed, disliking and delusion are the roots of evil. And what then are the roots of good? To be free from greed and disliking and delusion is the root of good. ~ Sangiti Sutta, the Eternal Wisdom
257:"Night after night [before you go to sleep], you should assume the feeling of being, having and witnessing that which you seek to be, possess and see manifested." ~ Neville Goddard,, (1905-1972) teacher, author, "The Complete Reader,", (2013). See:, @aax9,
258:Altruism taken as a rule of life does not deliver us; it is a potent instrument for self-enlargement and for correction of the narrower ego. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine, The Origin and Remedy of Falsehood, Error, Wrong and Evil,
259:The whole universe is sum up in the Human Being. Devil is not a monster waiting to trap us, He is a voice inside. Look for Your Devil in Yourself, not in the Others. Don't forget that the one who knows his Devil, knows his God. ~ Shams Tabrizi, @FourthWayTweets
260:"Change your conception of yourself and you will automatically change the world in which you live. Do not try to change people; they are only messengers telling you who you are. Revalue yourself and they will confirm the change." ~ Neville Goddard, See:, @aax9,
261:The devil is said to rejoice most over the sin of lust because it involves the greatest attachment and it is only with difficulty that a man can be torn away from it ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1-2.73.5ad2)., @Aquinas_Quotes,
262:Whether for Heaven or Hell they must wage war:
Warriors of Good, they serve a shining cause
Or are Evil's soldiers in the pay of Sin. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life,
263:A light was with him, an invisible hand
   Was laid upon the error and the pain
   Till it became a quivering ecstasy,
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The World of Falsehood, the Mother of Evil and the Sons of Darkness,
264:"Close your eyes & feel yourself to be faceless, formless & without figure. Approach this stillness as though it were the easiest thing in the world to accomplish. This attitude will assure your success." ~ Neville Goddard, (b. 1905). American mystic. See, @aax9,
265:The way of death for us was through the sin of Adam. The devil is the mediator of this way, the one who persuades us to sin and hurled us headlong into death ~ Saint Augustine of Hippo, The Trinity, 4.12.15)., @Church_Father,
266:"Life does not care whether you call yourself rich or poor; strong or weak. It will eternally reward you with that which you claim as true of yourself." ~ Neville Goddard, (1905-1972), mystic teacher. From "The Complete Reader,", (2013), edited David Allen., @aax9,
267:To refrain from all evil, to speak always the truth, to abstain from all theft, to be pure and control the senses, that in sum constitutes the duty which theManu has prescribed for the four classes. ~ Laws of Manu, the Eternal Wisdom
268:A fateful prison wall
Where men condemned wake through the creeping hours
Counted by the tollings of an ominous bell. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The World of Falsehood, the Mother of Evil and the Sons of Darkness,
269:It was a world of sorrow and of hate,
Sorrow with hatred for its lonely joy,
Hatred with others' sorrow as its feast; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The World of Falsehood, the Mother of Evil and the Sons of Darkness,
270:" Dwell upon just being by saying, 'IAM,' 'I AM,' 'I AM,' to yourself… and without warning you will find yourself slipping the anchor that tied you to the shallow of your problems and moving out into the deep." ~ Neville Goddard, "The Complete Reader,", (2013), @aax9,
271:A Nature that denied the eternal Truth
In the vain braggart freedom of its thought
Hoped to abolish God and reign alone. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The World of Falsehood, the Mother of Evil and the Sons of Darkness,
272:Evil is the fruit of a spiritual ignorance and it will disappear only by the growth of a spiritual consciousness and the light of spiritual knowledge. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine, The Origin and Remedy of Falsehood, Error, Wrong and Evil,
273: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,
274:The greatest error of a man is to think that he is weak by nature, evil by nature. Every man is divine and strong in his real nature. What are weak and evil are his habits, his desires and thoughts, but not himself. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
275:Christ came to destroy the works of the devil, not by acting powerfully, but rather by his and his members' suffering, so as to conquer the devil not by power but by righteousness ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 3.41.1ad2)., @Aquinas_Quotes,
276:Christ came to destroy the works of the devil, not by acting powerfully, but rather by his and his members' suffering, so as to conquer the devil not by power, but by righteousness ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 3.41.1ad2)., @Aquinas_Quotes,
277:Man's nature is made up of four elements, which produce in him four attributes, namely, the beastly, the brutal, the satanic, and the divine. In man there is something of the pig, the dog, the devil, and the saint. ~ Abu Hamid al-Ghazali,
278:Exactly the same technology can be used for good and for evil. It is as if there were a God who said to us, I set before you two ways: You can use your technology to destroy yourselves or to carry you to the planets and the stars. It's up to you. ~ Carl Sagan, @JoshuaOakley,
279:Opponents of the Highest they have come
Out of their world of soulless thought and power
To serve by enmity the cosmic scheme. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The World of Falsehood, the Mother of Evil and the Sons of Darkness,
280:Do not be ashamed to enter again into the Church. Be ashamed when you sin. Do not be ashamed when you repent. Pay attention to what the devil did to you. These are two things: sin and repentance. Sin is a wound; repentance is a medicine. ~ Saint John Chrysostom, @Church_Father,
281:If someone fails to be angry at the things he should, he does not grieve for them and so does not feel they are evil. This pertains to a lack of wisdom ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Commentary on Nicomachean Ethics 4, lecture 13)., @Aquinas_Quotes,
282:To be ourselves liberated from ego and realise our true selves is the first necessity; all else can be achieved as a luminous result, a necessary consequence. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine, The Origin and Remedy of Falsehood, Error, Wrong and Evil,
283:I sit enthroned,
Allah's Vicegerent, to put down all evil
And pluck the virtuous out of danger's hand.
Fit work for Kings! not merely the high crown
And marching armies and superber ease. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Plays and Stories, Act V,
284:"The latter times will be more evil and corrupt in the eyes of God. Children of God will be persecuted by the most hateful means in the eyes of God. Almost immediately after the death of the Monarch comes Antichrist…" ~ Saint Hildegard of Bingen, (1098- 1179 AD), @GreatTribulati1
285:There is no need for the younger clergy to go to the houses of widows or virgins, except for the sake of a definite visit, and in that case only with the elder clergy, that is, with the bishop. . . . Why should we give room to the world to revile? ~ Saint Ambrose, @Church_Father,
286:What is reprehensible is that while leading good lives themselves and abhorring those of wicked men, some, fearing to offend, shut their eyes to evil deeds instead of condemning them and pointing out their malice. ~ Saint Augustine of Hippo,
287:Is not ignoble, but has angel soarings,
Howe'er the nether devil plucks him down.
Still we have souls nor is the mould quite broken
Of that original and faultless plan
Which Adam spoilt. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Plays and Stories, Act III,
288:Something they forge there sitting unknown in the silence eternal,
Whether of evil or good it is they who shall choose who are masters
Calm, unopposed; they are gods and they work out their iron caprices. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Future Poetry, Ilion,
289:Your will & your values you set upon the river of becoming. Now the river carries your skiff along. The river is not your danger & the end of your good & evil, you wisest ones; but this will itself, the will to power - the unexhausted begetting will of life. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
290:"Unconditioned consciousness is God, the one and only reality. By unconditioned consciousness is meant a sense of awareness; a sense of knowing that I AM apart from knowing who I AM;…" ~ Neville Goddard, (1905-1972), American mystic teacher. "The Complete Reader,", (2013)., @aax9,
291:He must stride on conquering all,
Threatening and clamouring, brutal, invincible,
Until he meets upon his storm-swept road
A greater devil—or thunderstroke of God. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems, The Dwarf Napoleon,
292:God did not make evil, nor is He at all in any way the author of evil; but whatever failed to keep the law, which He in all justice ordained, after being made by Him with the faculty of free-will, for the purpose of guarding and keeping it, is called evil. ~ Methodius, @Church_Father,
293:The fact that children and brute animals seek pleasures does not prove that all pleasures are evil, for there is in them from God a natural appetite moved by that which is congenial to them ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1-2.34.1ad2)., @Aquinas_Quotes,
294:"Dwell upon just saying, 'I AM,' , 'I AM,' , 'I AM,' to yourself… and without warning you will find yourself slipping the anchor that tied you to the shallow of your problems and moving out into the deep." ~ Neville Goddard, (1905-1972), mystic, "The Complete Reader,", (2013)., @aax9,
295:Once thou hadst passions and namedst them evils. But now thou hast only virtues; they were born from thy passions. Thou broughtest into thy passions thy highest aim; then they became thy virtues and thy joys. ~ Nietzsche: Zarathustra, the Eternal Wisdom
296:The Son of God in the fullness of time which the inscrutable depth of the Divine counsel has determined, has taken on him the nature of man, thereby to reconcile it to its Author: in order that the inventor of death, the devil, might be conquered. ~ Saint Leo the Great, @Church_Father,
297:Holy sorrow comes from contemplating one's own sins and the sins of others. It does not weep at the actions of divine justice but at the sins committed by human wickedness. It is the one who does evil who is to be pitied here, not the one who suffers it. ~ Leo the Great, @Church_Father,
298:Fanaticism rises from man's will to dominate others. Once it is born, it brings in its frame a lot of other evils. It blinds man's vision and stirs up the animal in him. It hardens man's heart, destroys all sublime sentiments that give sanctity to life. ~ Swami Abhedananda, @srkpashramam
299:He was asked "What is evil and what is the worst evil?" The Master replied, "Evil is 'thou': and the worst evil is ' thou', when thou knowest it not." ~ Abū-Sa'īd Abul-Khayr, (967 - 1049), Famous Persian Sufi and poet who contributed extensively to the Sufi tradition, Wikipedia., @aax9,
300:"Stop trying to change the world, it is only a mirror. Trying to change the world by force is as fruitless as breaking a mirror in the hope of changing your face. Leave the mirror & change your face. Leave the world alone & change your conceptions of yourself." ~ Neville Goddard, @aax9,
301:"The measurements of right and wrong belong to man along. To life there is nothing right or wrong… Stop asking whether you are worthy or unworthy to receive that which you desire." ~ Neville Goddard, (1905-1972), mystic teacher. From "The Complete Reader,", (2013), ed. D. Allen., @aax9,
302:Inner Change (Effect)
This is the tragedy of the inner death
When forfeited is the divine element
And only a mind and body live to die. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The World of Falsehood, the Mother of Evil and the Sons of Darkness,
303:One on another we prey and one by another are mighty.
This is the world and we have not made it; if it is evil,
Blame first the gods; but for us, we must live by its laws or we perish. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems, Ilion,
304:There meet and clasp the eternal opposites,
There pain becomes a violent fiery joy;
Evil turns back to its original good,
And sorrow lies upon the breasts of Bliss. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
305:"With the littlest ones, I am attaining each day my victory over Satan and his powerful army of evil, over the satanic and masonic forces organized against God, because I am leading my children along the road of heroic faith, of sure hope and of perfect love." ~ Our Lady , @GreatTribulati1
306:This evil Nature housed in human hearts,
A foreign inhabitant, a dangerous guest:
The soul that harbours it it can dislodge,
Expel the householder, possess the house. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Parable of the Search for the Soul,
307:God did not make evil, nor is He at all in any way the author of evil; but whatever failed to keep the law, which He in all justice ordained, after being made by Him with the faculty of free-will, for the purpose of guarding and keeping it, is called evil. ~ Saint Methodius, @Church_Father,
308:Scared for their pathetic little lives, they would agree to be injected with literally anything. ~ For surely no man knows his time: Like fish caught in a evil net or birds trapped in a snare, so men are ensnared in an evil time that suddenly falls upon them. ~ Ecclesiastes 9:12, @GnothiSea,
309:Why are you afraid, Herod, when you hear of the birth of a king? He does not come to drive you out, but to conquer the devil. But because you do not understand this you are disturbed and in a rage, and to destroy one child whom you seek, you show your cruelty. ~ Quodvultdeus, @Church_Father,
310:In every way evil company should be abandoned, because it gives occasion to passion, wrath, folly, dissipation, loss of decision, loss of energy. These propensities are at first a bubbling froth, but they become as if oceans. ~ Narada Sutra, the Eternal Wisdom
311:Yes, yes; you've read thousands of books but you've never tried to read your own self; you rush into your temples, into your mosques, but you have never tried to enter your own heart; futile are all your battles with the devil for you have never tried to fight your own desires. ~ Bulleh Shah,
312:I devote my very rare free moments to... the metaphysical sense and mystery of the person. The evil of our times consists in the first place in a kind of degradation, indeed in a pulverization, of the fundamental uniqueness of each human person. ~ Karol Wojtyla to Henri de Lubac, @Shermanicus,
313:Beware, O traveller on the path to truth, that the blind do not lead the blind. Your sight should be so keen that you are able to distinguish the smallest particle of good from the smallest particle of evil. ~ Shaykh Abd Al Qadir Al Jilani, @Sufi_Path
314:He ransomed us from our servitude to the world as he ransomed Israel from the hand of Egypt; he freed us from our slavery to the devil as he freed Israel from Pharaoh's hand. He sealed our souls with his own Spirit and the members of our body with his own blood. ~ Melito of Sardis, @Church_Father,
315:If you do not train a child's will, in order not only to please you-its parents-but to bend before the holy will of Him, who is the only just rewarder of good and evil, then you are a failure as a Christian. Where there is no discipline, there is no constancy. ~ Sebastian Dabovich, @Church_Father,
316:Our lighted candles are a sign of the divine splendor of one who expels the dark shadows of evil and makes the whole universe radiant with the brilliance of His eternal light. Our candles also show how bright our souls should be when we go to meet Christ. ~ Sophronius of Jerusalem, @Church_Father,
317:Rejoice insofar as you are sharing Christ's sufferings, so that you may also be glad and shout for joy when his glory is revealed. If you are reviled for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the spirit of glory, which is the Spirit of God, is resting on you ~ 1Pt 4:13-14)., @Church_Father,
318:Let fire and the cross; let the crowds of wild beasts; let tearings, breakings, and dislocations of bones; let cutting off of members; let shatterings of the whole body; and let all the dreadful torments of the devil come upon me: only let me attain to Jesus Christ. ~ Saint Ignatius, @Church_Father,
319:The surest defense against evil is extreme individualism, originality of thinking, whimsicality, even eccentricity. Evil is a sucker for solidarity. It always goes for big numbers, for confident granite, for ideological purity, for drilled armies and balance sheets. ~ Joseph Brodsky, @JoshuaOakley,
320:Repression of passions is bad. Unless the mind is directed toward a high ideal, they will find expression through other channels. Place your mind in God, then all evil will fall away by itself. That is what is meant by self-control; it arises from devotion to the Lord ~ Swami Turiyananda, @srkpashramam
321:To man's righteousness this is his cosmic crime,
Almighty beyond good and evil to dwell
Leaving the good to their fate in a wicked world
And evil to reign in this enormous scene. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Dream Twilight of the Earthly Real,
322:We utter the name of the Lord superficially, too superficially. We say, 'I am Thy servant; Thou art my Master; Thou art my Lord; I have renounced all for Thee; I call Thee, Lord, come unto me.' But we harbor withal all sorts of evil thoughts in the mind. This won't do ~ Swami Saradananda, @srkpashramam
323:Stick to God ! Who cares what comes to the body or to anything else. Through the terrors of evil, say -- my God, my love ! Through the pangs of death, say -- my God, my love ! Through all the evils under the sun, say -- my God, my love. ~ Swami Vivekananda, @srkpashramam
324:The Truth-light in the cavern heart
That burns unwitnessed in the altar crypt
Behind the still velamen's secrecy
Companioning the Godhead of the shrine. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The World of Falsehood, the Mother of Evil and the Sons of Darkness,
325:The end of human law is temporal peace within the political community, and human law achieves this end by curbing exterior acts that involve evils capable of disturbing the peaceful state of the political community ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 1-2.98.1)., @Aquinas_Quotes,
326:The kings of evil and the kings of good,
Appellants at the reason's judgment seat,
Proclaimed the gospel of their opposites,
And all believed themselves spokesmen of God: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Yoga of the King, The Yoga of the Soul's Release,
327:Meditation is not an easy thing. Eat a bit more & your mind will not settle that day. When lust, anger, greed & the whole host of evil passions are kept under control, then alone does meditation become possible. If any one of these asserts itself, meditation will be impossible.~ Swami Brahmananda, @srkpashramam
328:That virtue of the soul, which is called Patience, is so great a gift of God, that even in Him who bestows the same upon us, whereby He waits for evil men that they may amend, is set forth by the name of Patience ~ Saint Augustine of Hippo, On Patience 1)., @Church_Father,
329:Is stronger than Reason, profounder than the Pit,
And the malignancy of hostile Powers
Puts craftily back the clock of destiny
And mightier seems than the eternal Will.
The cosmic evil is too deep to un ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Triple Soul-Forces,
330:This is the secret of spiritual life: to think that I am the Atman and not the body, and that the whole of this universe with all its relations, with all its good and all its evil, is but as a series of paintings...scenes on a canvas...of which I am the witness. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
331:Thus was the dire antagonist Energy born
Who mimes the eternal Mother's mighty shape
And mocks her luminous infinity
With a grey distorted silhouette in the Night. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The World of Falsehood, the Mother of Evil and the Sons of Darkness,
332:Hate was the black archangel of that realm;
It glowed, a sombre jewel in the heart
Burning the soul with its malignant rays,
And wallowed in its fell abysm of might. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The World of Falsehood, the Mother of Evil and the Sons of Darkness,
333:Nude, unashamed, exulting she upraised.
Her evil face of perilous beauty and charm.
And, drawing panic to a shuddering kiss.
Twixt the magnificence of her fatal breasts.
Allured to their abyss the spirit's f ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Descent into Night,
334:To love, one must have no reservation, but be prepared to cast oneself into the flame and to give up into it a hundred worlds...In this path there is no difference between good and evil ; indeed with love neither good nor evil exists any longer. ~ Attar of Nishapur, the Eternal Wisdom
335:280. If thy heart is troubled within thee, if for long seasons thou makest no progress, if thy strength faint and repine, remember always the eternal word of our Lover and Master, 'I will free thee from all sin and evil; do not grieve.'
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays Divine And Human, Karma, [T1],
336:Be firm, steady, & steadfast. People will mock at you; be silent. People will insult you; be silent. People will spread evil rumours about you; be silent. Stick to the spiritual path. Do not swerve. Seek the truth wherever it may lead you to, & whatever be the cost and sacrifice ~ Swami Sivananda Saraswati, @srkpashramam
337:Do not test ur spiritual strength & purity when u are a beginner on the spiritual path. Do not rush into evil associations when u are a spiritual neophyte to show that u have the courage to face sin & impurity. It will be a serious mistake. You will be running into a grave danger~ Swami Sivananda Saraswati, @srkpashramam
338:Stifled in the Inconscient's hollow dusk,
He sounded the mystery dark and bottomless
Of the enormous and unmeaning deeps
Whence struggling life in a dead universe rose. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The World of Falsehood, the Mother of Evil and the Sons of Darkness,
339:There Good, a faithless gardener of God,
Watered with virtue the world's upas-tree
And, careful of the outward word and act,
Engrafted his hypocrite blooms on native ill. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The World of Falsehood, the Mother of Evil and the Sons of Darkness,
340:To heal the evils and mistakes of Space
And change the tragedy of the ignorant world
Into a Divine Comedy of joy
And the laughter and the rapture of God's bliss.
The Mother of God is mother of our souls ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems, The Mother of God,
341:Life is short and the time of death is uncertain; so apply yourself to meditation. Avoid doing evil, and acquire merit, to the best of your ability, even at the cost of life itself. In short: Act so that you have no cause to be ashamed of yourselves and hold fast to this rule. ~ Jetsun Milarepa,
342:All that is born and destroyed is reborn in the sweep of the ages;
Life like a decimal ever recurring repeats the old figure;
Goal seems there none for the ball that is chased throughout Time by the Fate-teams;
Evil once ended renews and no issue co ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Future Poetry, Ilion,
343:We cannot prevent birds from flying over our heads but we can prevent them from making their nests there. So we cannot prevent evil thoughts from traversing the mind, but we have the power not to let them make their nest in it so as to hatch and engender evil actions. ~ Luther, the Eternal Wisdom
344:I know nothing which engenders evil and weakens good so much as carelessness; in the uncaring evil appears at once and effaces good. I know nothing which engenders good and weakens evil so much as energy; in the energetic good at once appears and evil vanishes. ~ Buddhist Texts, the Eternal Wisdom
345:In vague tremendous passages of Doom
He heard the goblin Voice that guides to slay,
And faced the enchantments of the demon Sign,
And traversed the ambush of the opponent Snake. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The World of Falsehood, the Mother of Evil and the Sons of Darkness,
346:Whatever tends to lighten one's burden must be examined carefully. For although such alleviation is sometimes justified and reasonable, it is most often a deceitful prescription of the evil inclination, and must, therefore, be subjected to much analysis and investigation. ~ Rabbi Moses Luzzatto, Path of the Just, Mesillat Yesharim,
347:A dire administration's penal code
Making of grief and pain the common law,
Decreeing universal joylessness
Had changed life into a stoic sacrament
And torture into a daily festival. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The World of Falsehood, the Mother of Evil and the Sons of Darkness,
348:What are the four mighty combats? The battle to keep from waking the evil which yet is not; thebattle to repel the evil that is already in existence; the battle to awaken the good which yet is not; the battle to preserve and develop the good that is al-' ready in existence. ~ Sankhya Karika, the Eternal Wisdom
349: know not anything, O my brothers, which so much gives birth to good, leads to the supreme happiness and destroys evil as vigilance, energy, moderation, contentment, wise reflection, a clear conscience, the friendship of the just, seeking after good and aversion from evil. ~ Anguttara Nikaya, the Eternal Wisdom
350:The great teachers say that forgetfulness is the root of all evil, and is death for those who seek release;10 so one should rest the mind in one's Self and should never forget the Self: this is the aim. If the mind is controlled, all else can be controlled. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi, Self-Enquiry, 34, [T5],
351:It's not all bad. Heightened self-consciousness, apartness, an inability to join in, physical shame and self-loathing~they are not all bad. Those devils have been my angels. Without them I would never have disappeared into language, literature, the mind, laughter and all the mad intensities that made and unmade me. ~ Stephen Fry, @JoshuaOakley,
352:Human souls which have not the intelligence for their guide, are even as animals without reason. Intelligence abandons them to the passions which draw them by the lure of desire; their wraths and their appetites are equally blind and push them towards evil without ever finding satiety. ~ Hermes, the Eternal Wisdom
353:Ignorance of oneself is then an evil in all respects, whether ignoring the greatness and dignity of the inner man one lowers one's divine principle or ignoring the natural baseness of the external man one commits the fault of glorifying oneself. ~ Porphyry, "Treatise on the Precept, Know Thyself", the Eternal Wisdom
354:Always we must repeat to the doubting intellect the promise of the Master, 'I will deliver thee from all sin and evil; do not grieve.' At the end, the flickerings of faith will cease; for we shall see his face and feel always the Divine Presence.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, The Master of the Work, 245, [T3],
355:hen a man is delivered from all the dispositions of his heart which turn towards evil and not towards good and which can be extinguished, let him uproot them like the stock of a palm-tree, so that they shall be destroyed and have no power to sprout again. That I call a true repentance. ~ Mahavagga, the Eternal Wisdom
356:For the devil who is not subject to the death of flesh and on this account has become inordinately proud another kind of death is prepared in the eternal fire of hell, by which not only the spirits with earthly bodies, but also those with aerial bodies can be tortured. ~ Saint Augustine of Hippo, @Church_Father,
357:Just as the proud devil led the proud man to death, so the humble Christ led the obedient man back to life; and as the former fell when he was exalted and dragged down him who consented to him, so the latter when He was humbled arose and raised him who believed in Him. ~ Saint Augustine of Hippo, @Church_Father,
358:Evil is worked, not justice, when into the mould of our thinkings
God we would force and enchain to the throb of our hearts the immortals,—
Justice and Virtue, her sister,—for where is justice mid creatures
Perfectly? Even the gods are betrayed by o ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems, Ilion,
359:God is our wise and perfect friend, because he knows when to smite and when to fondle; when to slay us no less then when to save and to succour... There must be faith in the love and wisdom of God,... working out all for our good even when it is apparently veiled in evil. ~ Sri Aurobindo, 1984 Ashram Diary, July 3 and Augst 22,
360:Man who has towered
Out of the plasm and struggled by thought to Divinity's level,
Man, this miniature second creator of good and of evil,
He too was only a compost of Matter made living, organic,
Forged as her thinking tool by an Energy blind and ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems, Ahana,
361:It was a no man's land of evil air,
A crowded neighbourhood without one home,
A borderland between the world and hell.
There unreality was Nature's lord:
It was a space where nothing could be true,
For nothing was what it had claimed to be:
A h ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Descent into Night
362:Put on the whole armor of God, so that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For our struggle is not against enemies of blood and flesh, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers of this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.
   ~ Anonymous, The Bible, Ephesians 6:11-12,
363:When the imagination is not controlled and the attention not steadied on the feeling of the wish fulfilled, then no amount of prayer or piety or invocation will produce the desired effect. When you can call up at will whatsoever image you please, when the forms of your imagination are as vivid to you as the forms of nature, you are master of your fate. ~ Neville Goddard,
364:Offspring of the gulfs, agents of the shadowy Force,
Haters of light, intolerant of peace,
Aping to the thought the shining Friend and Guide,
Opposing in the heart the eternal Will,
They veil the occult uplifting Harmonist. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The World of Falsehood, the Mother of Evil and the Sons of Darkness,
365:Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle, be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil; may God rebuke him, we humbly pray; and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly host, by the power of God, cast into hell Satan and all the evil spirits who prowl through the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen. ~ Pope Leo XIII, Leonine Prayers, Prayer to Saint Michael,
366:Alarmed for her rule and full of fear and rage
She prowls around each light that gleams through the dark
Casting its ray from the spirit's lonely tent,
Hoping to enter with fierce stealthy tread
And in the cradle slay the divine Child. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The World of Falsehood, the Mother of Evil and the Sons of Darkness,
367:He should sanctify his soul, for it is there that there sits the eternal Beloved; he should deliver his mind from all that is the water and mire of things without reality, vain shadows, so as to keep in himself no trace of love or hatred; for love may lead into the evil way and hatred prevents us from following the good path. ~ Bahu-ullah, the Eternal Wisdom
368:We brought nothing into this world and it is certain we can carry nothing out,-and having food and raiment let us be therewith content. But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare and into many foolish and hurtful lusts which drown men in destruction and perdition. For the love of money is the root of all evil. ~ Timothy VI.7, the Eternal Wisdom
369:They made figures of brass, and tried to induce souls to indwell them. In some accounts we read that they succeeded; Friar Bacon was credited with one such Homunculus; so was Albertus Magnus, and, I think, Paracelsus. "He had, at least, a devil in his long sword 'which taught him all the cunning pranks of past and future mountebanks, ~ Aleister Crowley, Moonchild,
370:Always the dark Adventurers seem to win;
Nature they fill with evil's institutes,
Turn into defeats the victories of Truth,
Proclaim as falsehoods the eternal laws,
And load the dice of Doom with wizard lies;
The world's shrines they have occupied, usurpe ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The World of Falsehood the Mother of Evil and the Sons of Darkness,
371:And I have found still four other kinds of men in the world and what are they? Men who do only the actions that are good; men who do only the actions that are evil; men who do actions that are in part good and in part evil; and men who do actions neither good nor evil, they who consecrate themselves to a work that leads to cessation of works. ~ Anguttara Nikaya, the Eternal Wisdom
372:for God all things are good and right and just, but for man some things are right and others are not. When you are a man, you are in the field of time and decisions. One of the problems of life is to live with the realization of both terms, to say, "I know the center, and I know that good and evil are simply temporal aberrations and that, in God's view, there is no difference." ~ Joseph Campbell, The Power of Myth,
373:Sometimes it's a sort of indulgence to think the worst of ourselves. We say, 'Now I have reached the bottom of the pit, now I can fall no further,' and it is almost a pleasure to wallow in the darkness. The trouble is, it's not true. There is no end to the evil in ourselves, just as there is no end to the good. It's a matter of choice. We struggle to climb, or we struggle to fall. The thing is to discover which way we're going. ~ Daphne du Maurier,
374:If there come into your assembly a man with a gold ring in goodly apparel and there come in also a poor man in vile raiment, and ye have respect to him that weareth the gay clothing and say unto him, "Sit thou here in a good place," and say to the poor man, "Stand thou there, or sit here under my footstool," are ye not then partial in yourselves and become judges of evil thoughts ? ~ James II. 1-4, the Eternal Wisdom
375:I looked whence the voice came, and was then ware of a shining shape, with bright wings, who diffused much light. As I looked the shape dilated more and more; he waved his hands; the roof of my study opened; he ascended into heaven; he stood in the sun, and, beckoning to me, moved the universe. An angel of evil could not have done that - it was the archangel Gabriel! ~ John Bunyan, Fraser's Magazine for Town and Country, Volume 31, 1875 [William Blake],
376:That man who is without darkness, exempt from evil, absolutely pure, although-of all things which are in the world of the ten regions since unbeginning time till today, he knows none, has seen none, has heard of none, has not in a word any knowledge of them however small, yet has he the high knowledge of omniscience. It is in speaking of him that one can use the word enlightenment. ~ Sutra in 40 articles, the Eternal Wisdom
377:Good and evil both increase at compound interest. That is why the little decisions you and I make every day are of such infinite importance. The smallest good act today is the capture of a strategic point from which, a few months later, you may be able to go on to victories you never dreamed of. An apparently trivial indulgence in lust or anger today is the loss of a ridge or railway line or bridgehead from which the enemy may launch an attack otherwise impossible. ~ C S Lewis,
378:fundamentally, all pain and suffering are the result of an insufficient consciousness-force in the surface being which makes it unable to deal rightly with self and Nature or unable to assimilate and to harmonise itself with the contacts of the universal Energy; they would not exist if in us there were an integral presence of the luminous Consciousness and the divine Force of an integral Being.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine, The Origin of Falsehood and Evil [623],
379:"Whatever you have in your mind—forget it; whatever you have in your hand—give it; whatever is to be your fate—face it." ~ Abū Saʿīd Abū'l-Khayr, (967 -1049), famous Sufi poet who contributed extensively to the evolution of Sufi tradition, Wikipedia. "One day man will realize that his own I AM-ness is the God he has been seeking throughout the ages, and that his own sense of awareness - his consciousness of being - is the one and only reality." ~ Neville Goddard, "The Complete Reader,", (2013), @aax9,
380:The most dangerous thing you can do is to take any one impulse of your own nature and set it up as the thing you ought to follow at all costs. There is not one of them which will not make us into devils if we set it up as an absolute guide. You might think love of humanity in general was safe, but it is not. If you leave out justice you will find yourself breaking agreements and faking evidence in trials 'for the sake of humanity', and become in the end a cruel and treacherous man. ~ C S Lewis, Mere Christianity,
381:Many people seem to think it foolish, even superstitious, to believe that the world could still change for the better. And it is true that in winter it is sometimes so bitingly cold that one is tempted to say, 'What do I care if there is a summer; its warmth is no help to me now.' Yes, evil often seems to surpass good. But then, in spite of us, and without our permission, there comes at last an end to the bitter frosts. One morning the wind turns, and there is a thaw. And so I must still have hope. ~ Vincent van Gogh,
382:377. God made the infinite world by Self-knowledge which in its works is Will-Force self-fulfilling. He used ignorance to limit His infinity; but fear, weariness, depression, self-distrust and assent to weakness are the instruments by which He destroys what He created. When these things are turned on what is evil or harmful & ill-regulated within thee, then it is well; but if they attack thy very sources of life & strength, then seize & expel them or thou diest.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays Divine And Human,
383:It sullies with its mire heaven's messengers:
Its thorns of fallen nature are the defence
It turns against the saviour hands of Grace;
It meets the sons of God with death and pain.
A glory of lightnings traversing the earth-scene,
Their sun-thoughts fading, darkened by ignorant minds,
Their work betrayed, their good to evil turned,
The cross their payment for the crown they gave,
Only they leave behind a splendid Name.
~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, A Symbol Dawn,
384:What is the sign of a man settled in the fixity of his soul and his understanding? When he casts from him all desires that come to the mind, satisfied in himself and with himself, when his mind is undisturbed in pain and without desire in pleasure, when liking and fear and wrath have passed away from him, then a man is fixed in his understanding. He who is unaffected in all things by good or by evil happening, neither rejoices in them nor hates, in him wisdom is established. ~ Bhagavad Gita, the Eternal Wisdom
385:If a man finds himself haunted by evil desires and unholy images, which will generally be at periodical hours, let him commit to memory passages of Scripture, or passages from the best writers in verse or prose. Let him store his mind with these, as safeguards to repeat when he lies awake in some restless night, or when despairing imaginations, or gloomy, suicidal thoughts, beset him. Let these be to him the sword, turning everywhere to keep the way of the Garden of Life from the intrusion of profaner footsteps. ~ Lewis Carroll, Sylvie and Bruno, [T6],
386:Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruit. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them." ~ Anon, The Bible, From Matthew 7:15-20 (KJV):
387:How many nights have you remained awake repeating science and poring over books, and have denied yourself sleep. I do not know what the purpose of it was. If it was attaining worldly ends and securing its vanities, and acquiring its dignities, and surpassing your contemporaries, and such like, woe to you and again woe; but if your purpose in it was the vitalizing of the Law of the Prophet, and the training of your character, and breaking the soul commanding to evil, then blessed are you and again blessed. ~ Abu Hamid al-Ghazali,
388:States of consciousness there are in which Death is only a change in immortal Life, pain a violent backwash of the waters of universal delight, limitation a turning of the Infinite upon itself, evil a circling of the good around its own perfection; and this not in abstract conception only, but in actual vision and in constant and substantial experience. To arrive at such states of consciousness may, for the individual, be one of the most important and indispensable steps of his progress towards self-perfection.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine,
389:I was told when I grew up I could be anything I wanted: a fireman, a policeman, a doctor - even President, it seemed. And for the first time in the history of mankind, something new, called an astronaut. But like so many kids brought up on a steady diet of Westerns, I always wanted to be the avenging cowboy hero - that lone voice in the wilderness, fighting corruption and evil wherever I found it, and standing for freedom, truth and justice. And in my heart of hearts I still track the remnants of that dream wherever I go, in my endless ride into the setting sun. ~ Bill Hicks,
390:Who truly travels beyond the Illusion? He who renounces evil associations, who keeps company with lofty spirits; who has no longer the sense of possession; who frequents solitary places; who wrests himself out of slavery to the world, passes beyond the three qualities and abandons all anxiety about his existence; renounces the fruits of works, renounces his works and becomes free from the opposites; who renounces even the Vedas and aids others to travel beyond; he truly travels beyond and helps others to make the voyage. ~ Narada Sutra, the Eternal Wisdom
391:System Shock states the percentage chance a character has to survive magical effects that reshape or age his body: petrification (and reversing petrification), polymorph, magical aging, etc. It can also be used to see if the character retains consciousness in particularly difficult situations. For example, an evil wizard polymorphs his dim-witted hireling into a crow. The hireling, whose Constitution score is 13, has an 85% chance to survive the change. Assuming he survives, he must successfully roll for system shock again when he is changed back to his original form or else he will die. ~ AD&D,
392:When things get tough, this is what you should do: Make good art. I'm serious. Husband runs off with a politician ~ make good art. Leg crushed and then eaten by a mutated boa constrictor ~ make good art. IRS on your trail ~ make good art. Cat exploded ~ make good art. Someone on the Internet thinks what you're doing is stupid or evil or it's all been done before ~ make good art. Probably things will work out somehow, eventually time will take the sting away, and that doesn't even matter. Do what only you can do best: Make good art. Make it on the bad days, make it on the good days, too., @JoshuaOakley,
393:Who really crosses over the Illusion? One who has renounced evil company, associates with men of noble mind, has put away the idea of property, frequents solitary places, tears himself away from the servitude of the world, transcends the qualities of Nature and abandons all anxiety for his existence, renounces the fruit of his works, renounces works, is freed from the dualities, renounces even the Vedas, and helps others to the passage, such is the one who crosses over the Illusion; he indeed traverses it and he helps others to pass. ~ Anguttara Nikaya, the Eternal Wisdom
394:Evil will never cease to exist until selfishness and greed are overcome as factors in dictating the attitudes of men. It is the common thing for the concrete mind to sacrifice the eternal to the temporal. Man, concentrating upon the limited area of the known, loses sight of the effect of his actions upon the limitless area of the unknown. Shortsightedness, consequently, is the cause of endless misery. Moral shortsightedness results in vice, philosophical shortsightedness in materialism, religious shortsightedness in bigotry, rational short-sightedness in fanaticism. ~ Manly P Hall, Magic: A Treatise on Esoteric Ethics,
395:It is the devil's greatest triumph when he can deprive us of the joy of the Spirit. He carries fine dust with him in little boxes and scatters it through the cracks in our conscience in order to dim the soul's pure impulses and its luster. But the joy that fills the heart of the spiritual person destroys the deadly poison of the serpent. But if any are gloomy and think that they are abandoned in their sorrow, gloominess will continuously tear at them or else they will waste away in empty diversions. When gloominess takes root, evil grows. If it is not dissolved by tears, permanent damage is done. ~ Saint Francis of Assisi,
396:The simple fact is that we live in a world of conflict and opposites because we live in a world of boundaries. Since every boundary line is also a battle line, here is the human predicament: the firmer one's boundaries, the more entrenched are one's battles. The more I hold onto pleasure, the more I necessarily fear pain. The more I pursue goodness, the more I am obsessed with evil. The more I seek success, the more I must dread failure. The harder I cling to life, the more terrifying death becomes. The more I value anything, the more obsessed I become with its loss. Most of our problems, in other words, are problems of boundaries ~ ?,
397:Four kinds of men have I found in the world, and what are the four? Men who are their own torturers, but cause no suffering to others; men who prepare suffering for others, but not for themselves; men who do evil both to themselves and to others men who are the cause of pain neither to others nor to themselves. And I have found still four other kinds of men in the world, and what are the four? Men who think only of themselves and not of others men who think of others and not of themselves; men who think of others as much as of themselves; men who think neither of themselves nor of others. ~ Anguttara Nikaya, the Eternal Wisdom
398:The Magician should devise for himself a definite technique for destroying 'evil.' The essence of such a practice will consist in training the mind and the body to confront things which cause fear, pain, disgust, shame and the like. He must learn to endure them, then to become indifferent to them, then to analyze them until they give pleasure and instruction, and finally to appreciate them for their own sake, as aspects of Truth. When this has been done, he should abandon them, if they are really harmful in relation to health and comfort.
   ~ Aleister Crowley, Liber ABA, Book 4, Magick, APPENDIX VI: A FEW PRINCIPAL RITUALS, [311-312],
399:By what is man impelled to act sin, though not willing it, as if brought to it by force? It is desire it is wrath born of the principle of passion, a mighty and devouring and evil thing; know this for the enemy. Eternal enemy of the sage, in the form of desire it obscures his knowledge and is an insatiable fire. The senses are supreme in the body, above the senses is the mind, higher than the mind is the understanding and higher than the understanding the spiritual Self. Know then that which is higher than the understanding, by the self control thyself and slay this difficult enemy, desire. ~ Bhagavad Gita III. 36. 37. 39. 42. 43, the Eternal Wisdom
400:The person who has allowed himself to develop certain mental habits finds that attitudes can be just as much addiction as narcotics. Someone who would not under any conditions become an alcoholic can become so completely sickened by his own habitual negative thinking, that many people around him wish he would become alcoholic as the lesser of two evils. It is hard to cure an alcoholic, although Alcoholics Anonymous can do it sometimes; but the individual who falls too deeply into some of the traps of his own thinking is practically incurable because he has warped all perspective and has no real desire to make any change in himself. ~ Manly P Hall, (Change Yourself and You Change All 1969, p.7),
401:Don't confuse having no violence in your heart with having no violence in the real world, if required. Your duty may or may not include violence, but let us not forget that there are indeed occasions where violence ends violence or, I should say, reflecting the messiness and microscopically incremental nature of Eros: there are occasions where violence replaces a grosser violence with a subtler violence, a lesser devil on the way to a vaguely greater good. The Zen-inspired code of the Samurai warrior is still as good a guide as any: the best fight is not to fight; the real sword is no sword-but if you think that means a Samurai warrior never used his sword, you are tad naive, I fear. ~ Ken Wilber?,
402: But we now come to speak of the holy and sacred Pentacles and Sigils. Now these pentacles, are as it were certain holy signes preserving us from evil chances and events, and helping and assisting us to binde, exterminate, and drive away evil spirits, and alluring the good spirits, and reconciling them unto us. And these pentacles do consist either of Characters of the good spirits of the superiour order, or of sacred pictures of holy letters or revelations, with apt and fit versicles, which are composed either of Geometrical figures and holy names of God, according to the course and maner of many of them; or they are compounded of all of them, or very many of them mixt. ~ Agrippa, A Fourth Book of Occult Philosophy,
403:People are afraid of themselves, of their own reality; their feelings most of all. People talk about how great love is, but that's bullshit. Love hurts. Feelings are disturbing. People are taught that pain is evil and dangerous. How can they deal with love if they're afraid to feel? Pain is meant to wake us up. People try to hide their pain. But they're wrong. Pain is something to carry, like a radio. You feel your strength in the experience of pain. It's all in how you carry it. That's what matters. Pain is a feeling. Your feelings are a part of you. Your own reality. If you feel ashamed of them, and hide them, you're letting society destroy your reality. You should stand up for your right to feel your pain. ~ Jim Morrison, @JoshuaOakley,
404:Trump himself is a nothing, an empty vessel for cosmic forces to work through. Even on The Apprentice (which I used to enjoy) I remember he gave the guy who won a tour of his apartment, it was the tackiest thing you'd ever seen. Cluttered with gold furnishings so there was no space anywhere. The guy, who obviously worshipped Trump, asked who inspired him. So there he was, looking up to wait to hear some pearl of wisdom. And the Orange Clown just made some meaningless narcissistic comment about himself. It actually felt embarrassing (but not to Trump who simply isn't conscious of such things). It proves that even before his dementia he always was empty and vacuous. His ghost writer said Trump was the most evil human being he'd ever met. ~ M Alan Kazlev, FB,
405:Jordan Peterson's Book List
1. Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
2. 1984 - George Orwell
3. Road To Wigan Pier - George Orwell
4. Crime And Punishment - Fyodor Dostoevsky
5. Demons - Fyodor Dostoevsky
6. Beyond Good And Evil - Friedrich Nietzsche
7. Ordinary Men - Christopher Browning
8. The Painted Bird - Jerzy Kosinski
9. The Rape of Nanking - Iris Chang
10. Gulag Archipelago (Vol. 1, Vol. 2, & Vol. 3) - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
11. Man's Search for Meaning - Viktor Frankl
12. Modern Man in Search of A Soul - Carl Jung
13. Maps Of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief - Jordan B. Peterson
14. A History of Religious Ideas (Vol. 1, Vol. 2, Vol. 3) - Mircea Eliade
15. Affective Neuroscience - Jaak Panksepp ~ Jordan Peterson,
406:But in what circumstances does our reason teach us that there is vice or virtue? How does this continual mystery work? Tell me, inhabitants of the Malay Archipelago, Africans, Canadians and you, Plato, Cicero, Epictetus! You all feel equally that it is better to give away the superfluity of your bread, your rice or your manioc to the indigent than to kill him or tear out his eyes. It is evident to all on earth that an act of benevolence is better than an outrage, that gentleness is preferable to wrath. We have merely to use our Reason in order to discern the shades which distinguish right and wrong. Good and evil are often close neighbours and our passions confuse them. Who will enlighten us? We ourselves when we are calm. ~ Voltaire, the Eternal Wisdom
407:Q: I always had the impression that Lucifer and Satan was one and the same, you know, that Lucifer fell and became Satan. Would you clarify that for me?
A: There is a difference between Lucifer and Satan. The word satan comes from the word Shatan in Hebrew which means 'adversary'. Lucifer is Latin for "the bearer of light," and is the cosmic force that carries the fire. That fire is Kundalini, but when that fire becomes trapped in the ego, that fire is polarized negatively and becomes Satan, the adversary or the opposite of God. As long as that fire is trapped in desire, in ego, it is Satan, it is the devil. It is not outside of us. It is our mind. But when that force is liberated, it is the bearer of light. It is the greatest angel in the hierarchy of our own Consciousness. So it is our best friend.~ Samael Aun Weor,
408:There is no part of one's beliefs about oneself which cannot be modified by sufficiently powerful psychological techniques. There is nothing about oneself which cannot be taken away or changed. The proper stimuli can, if correctly applied, turn communists into fascists, saints into devils, the meek into heroes, and vice-versa. There is no sovereign sanctuary within ourseles which represents our real nature. There is nobody at home in the internal fortress. Everything we cherish as our ego, everything we believe in, is just what we have cobbled together out of the accident of our birth and subsequent experiences. With drugs, brainwashing, and other techniques of extreme persuasion, we can quite readily make a man a devotee of a different ideology, the patriot of a different country, or the follower of a different religion. ~ Peter J Carroll,
409:Medieval alchemy prepared the way for the greatest intervention in the divine world that man has ever attempted: alchemy was the dawn of the scientific age, when the daemon of the scientific spirit compelled the forces of nature to serve man to an extent that had never been known before. It was from the spirit of alchemy that Goethe wrought the figure of the "superman" Faust, and this superman led Nietzsche's Zarathustra to declare that God was dead and to proclaim the will to give birth to the superman, to "create a god for yourself out of your seven devils." Here we find the true roots, the preparatory processes deep in the psyche, which unleashed the forces at work in the world today. Science and technology have indeed conquered the world, but whether the psyche has gained anything is another matter. ~ Carl Jung, "Paracelsus as a Spiritual Phenomenon" (1942), CW 13, § 163.,
410:It is true that the root of all this evil is the ego-sense and that the seat of the conscious ego-sense is the mind itself; but in reality the conscious mind only reflects an ego already created in the subconscious mind in things, the dumb soul in the stone and the plant which is present in all body and life and only finally delivered into voicefulness and wakefulness but not originally created by the conscious mind. And in this upward procession it is the life-energy which has become the obstinate knot of the ego, it is the desire-mind which refuses to relax the knot even when the intellect and the heart have discovered the cause of their ills and would be glad enough to remove it; for the Prana in them is the Animal who revolts and who obscures and deceives their knowledge and coerces their will by his refusal. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, The Release from the Heart and the Mind,
411:And He will judge and will forgive all, the good and the evil, the wise and the meek . . . And when He has done with all of them, then He will summon us. 'You too come forth,' He will say, 'Come forth ye drunkards, come forth, ye weak ones, come forth, ye children of shame!' And we shall all come forth, without shame and shall stand before him. And He will say unto us, 'Ye are swine, made in the Image of the Beast and with his mark; but come ye also!' And the wise ones and those of understanding will say, 'Oh Lord, why dost Thou receive these men?' And He will say, 'This is why I receive them, oh ye wise, this is why I receive them, oh ye of understanding, that not one of them believed himself to be worthy of this.' And He will hold out His hands to us and we shall fall down before him . . . and we shall weep . . . and we shall understand all things! Then we shall understand everything! . . . and all will understand ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
412:Though I speak with the tongues of men and of an- gels and have not charity, I am as a sounding brass or a tinkling cymbal. And though I have the gift of prophecy and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing. And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing. Charity suffereth long and is kind; charity envieth not ; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up doth not behave itself unseemly seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinlceth no evil, rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth, beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things. Charity never faileth...And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three: but the greatest of these is charity. Follow after charity. ~ I. Corinthians. 1. 8. 13-XIV. 8, the Eternal Wisdom
413:Now, on the other hand, there is an entirely different type of angel; and here we must be especially careful to remember that we include gods and devils, for there are such beings who are not by any means dependent on one particular element for their existence. They are microcosms in exactly the same sense as men and women are. They are individuals who have picked up the elements of their composition as possibility and convenience dictates, exactly as we do ourselves... I believe that the Holy Guardian Angel is a Being of this order. He is something more than a man, possibly a being who has already passed through the stage of humanity, and his peculiarly intimate relationship with his client is that of friendship, of community, of brotherhood, or Fatherhood. He is not, let me say with emphasis, a mere abstraction from yourself; and that is why I have insisted rather heavily that the term 'Higher Self' implies a damnable heresy and a dangerous delusion. ~ Aleister Crowley, Magick Without Tears,
414:There is nothing unintelligible in what I say about strength and Grace. Strength has a value for spiritual realisation, but to say that it can be done by strength only and by no other means is a violent exaggeration. Grace is not an invention, it is a face of spiritual experience. Many who would be considered as mere nothings by the wise and strong have attained by Grace; illiterate, without mental power or training, without "strength" of character or will, they have yet aspired and suddenly or rapidly grown into spiritual realisation, because they had faith or because they were sincere. ...

   Strength, if it is spiritual, is a power for spiritual realisation; a greater power is sincerity; the greatest power of all is Grace. I have said times without number that if a man is sincere, he will go through in spite of long delay and overwhelming difficulties. I have repeatedly spoken of the Divine Grace. I have referred any number of times to the line of the Gita:

   "I will deliver thee from all sin and evil, do not grieve." ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters On Yoga - II,
415:"Oi, Pampaw," Diogo said as the door to the public hall slid open. "You hear that Eros started talking?"
Miller lifted himself to one elbow.
"Sí," Diogo said. "Whatever that shit is, it started broadcasting. There's even words and shit. I've got a feed. You want a listen?"
No, Miller thought. No, I have seen those corridors. What's happened to those people almost happened to me. I don't want anything to do with that abomination.
"Sure," he said.
Diogo scooped up his own hand terminal and keyed in something. Miller's terminal chimed that it had received the new feed route. "Chica perdída in ops been mixing a bunch of it to bhangra," Diogo said, making a shifting dance move with his hips. "Hard-core, eh?"
Diogo and the other OPA irregulars had breached a high-value research station, faced down one of the most powerful and evil corporations in a history of power and evil. And now they were making music from the screams of the dying. Of the dead. They were dancing to it in the low-rent clubs. What it must be like, Miller thought, to be young and soulless. ~ James S A Corey, Leviathan Wakes,
416:15. The Crossing of the Return Threshold:The returning hero, to complete his adventure, must survive the impact of the world. Many failures attest to the difficulties of this life-affirmative threshold. The first problem of the returning hero is to accept as real, after an experience of the soul-satisfying vision of fulfillment, the passing joys and sorrows, banalities and noisy obscenities of life. Why re-enter such a world? Why attempt to make plausible, or even interesting, to men and women consumed with passion, the experience of transcendental bliss? As dreams that were momentous by night may seem simply silly in the light of day, so the poet and the prophet can discover themselves playing the idiot before a jury of sober eyes. The easy thing is to commit the whole community to the devil and retire again into the heavenly rock dwelling, close the door, and make it fast. But if some spiritual obstetrician has drawn the shimenawa across the retreat, then the work of representing eternity in time, and perceiving in time eternity, cannot be avoided" The hero returns to the world of common day and must accept it as real. ~ Joseph Campbell,
417:"The lessening of evil breeds abstinence from evil; and
abstinence from evil is the beginning of repentance; and
the beginning of repentance is the beginning of salvation; and
the beginning of salvation is a good resolve; and
a good resolve is the mother of labors. And
the beginning of labors is the virtues; and
the beginning of the virtues is a flowering, and
the flowering of virtue is the beginning of activity. And
the offspring of virtue is perseverance; and
the fruit and offspring of persevering practice is habit, and
the child of habit is character. And
good character is the mother of fear; and
fear gives birth to the keeping of commandments in which I include both Heavenly and earthly. And
the keeping of the commandments is a sign of love; and
the beginning of love is an abundance of humility; and
an abundance of humility is the daughter of dispassion; and
the acquisition of the latter is the fullness of love, that is to say, the perfect indwelling of God in those who through dispassion are pure in heart, for they shall see God.
And to Him the glory for all eternity. Amen" ~ Saint John Climacus, The Ladder of Divine Ascent,
418: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)
419:"So what is Rifts? It is a post-apocalyptic roleplaying game set hundreds of years into the future which combines big robots, magic, psionics, and bruising combat on an incredible scale. It is a roleplaying game in which Glitter Boys piloting big mecha suits, chemically enhanced Juicers, psionic Cyber-Knights, ley-commanding Ley Walkers, Techno-Wizards, Dragons, psionic Mind Melters, and more combat the 'Dead Boy' soldiers in their deaths head armour, Spider-Skull Walkers, and Sky Cycles of the evil Coalition States as well as supernatural monsters, D-Bees (Dimensional beings), and the instectoid Xiticix from other dimensions. It is a future in which a golden age was destroyed by nuclear conflagration as billions died, their Potential Psychic Energy-or P.P.E.-was unleashed as surges into the Earth's many, long forgotten ley lines, coming together at nexus points and causing rifts in time and space to be ripped open. As the planet buckled under the psychic onslaught, millions more died and fed more energy into the now pulsing ley lines, causing a feedback loop which would grow and grow. The oceans were driven from their beds to wash over the lands, Atlantis rose again after millennia, alien beings flooded through the rifts, and magic returned to the planet. " ~ Unknown,
420: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,
421: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,
422:5. Belly of the Whale:The idea that the passage of the magical threshold is a transit into a sphere of rebirth is symbolized in the worldwide womb image of the belly of the whale. The hero, instead of conquering or conciliating the power of the threshold, is swallowed into the unknown and would appear to have died. This popular motif gives emphasis to the lesson that the passage of the threshold is a form of self-annihilation. Instead of passing outward, beyond the confines of the visible world, the hero goes inward, to be born again. The disappearance corresponds to the passing of a worshipper into a temple-where he is to be quickened by the recollection of who and what he is, namely dust and ashes unless immortal. The temple interior, the belly of the whale, and the heavenly land beyond, above, and below the confines of the world, are one and the same. That is why the approaches and entrances to temples are flanked and defended by colossal gargoyles: dragons, lions, devil-slayers with drawn swords, resentful dwarfs, winged bulls. The devotee at the moment of entry into a temple undergoes a metamorphosis. Once inside he may be said to have died to time and returned to the World Womb, the World Navel, the Earthly Paradise. Allegorically, then, the passage into a temple and the hero-dive through the jaws of the whale are identical adventures, both denoting in picture language, the life-centering, life-renewing act. ~ Joseph Campbell,
423:9. Atonement with the Father/Abyss:Atonement consists in no more than the abandonment of that self-generated double monster-the dragon thought to be God (superego) and the dragon thought to be Sin (repressed id). But this requires an abandonment of the attachment to ego itself, and that is what is difficult. One must have a faith that the father is merciful, and then a reliance on that mercy. Therewith, the center of belief is transferred outside of the bedeviling god's tight scaly ring, and the dreadful ogres dissolve. It is in this ordeal that the hero may derive hope and assurance from the helpful female figure, by whose magic (pollen charms or power of intercession) he is protected through all the frightening experiences of the father's ego-shattering initiation. For if it is impossible to trust the terrifying father-face, then one's faith must be centered elsewhere (Spider Woman, Blessed Mother); and with that reliance for support, one endures the crisis-only to find, in the end, that the father and mother reflect each other, and are in essence the same. The problem of the hero going to meet the father is to open his soul beyond terror to such a degree that he will be ripe to understand how the sickening and insane tragedies of this vast and ruthless cosmos are completely validated in the majesty of Being. The hero transcends life with its peculiar blind spot and for a moment rises to a glimpse of the source. He beholds the face of the father, understands-and the two are atoned. ~ Joseph Campbell,
424:Sadhaka of Integral Yoga
The difficulty of harmonising the divine life with human living, of being in God and yet living in man is the very difficulty that he is set here to solve and not to shun. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga: Renunciation
Sadhaka Of Integral yoga
Personal salvation he does not seek except as a necessity for the human fulfilment and because he who is himself in bonds cannot easily free others,—though to God nothing is impossible. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga: Renunciation
Sadhaka Of Integral Yoga
For a heaven of personal joys he has no hankerings even as a hell of personal sufferings has for him no terrors. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga: Renunciation
Sadhaka of Integral Yoga
If there is an opposition between the spiritual life and that of the world, it is that gulf which he is here to bridge, that opposition which he is here to change into a harmony. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga: Renunciation
Sadhaka Of Integral yoga
If the world is ruled by the flesh and the devil, all the more reason that the children of Immortality should be here to conquer it for God and the Spirit. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga: Renunciation
Sadhaka of Integral yoga
To give oneself is the secret of sadhana, not to demand and acquire a thing. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Mother with Letters on The Mother, The Mother's Love,
425:On a thousand bridges and paths they shall throng to the future, and ever more war and inequality shall divide them: thus does my great love make me speak.

In their hostilities they shall become inventors of images and ghosts, and with their images and ghosts they shall yet fight the highest fight against one another. Good and evil, and rich and poor, and high and low, and all the names of values-arms shall they be and clattering signs that life must overcome itself again and again.

Life wants to build itself up into the heights with pillars and steps; it wants to look into vast distances and out toward stirring beauties: therefore it requires height. And because it requires height, it requires steps and contradiction among the steps and the climbers.

Life wants to climb and to overcome itself climbing.

And behold, my friends: here where the tarantula has its hole, the ruins of an ancient temple rise; behold it with enlightened eyes Verily, the man who once piled his thoughts to the sky in these stones-he, like the wisest, knew the secret of all life. That struggle and inequality are present even in beauty, and also war for power and more power: that is what he teaches us here in the plainest parable. How divinely vault and arches break through each other in a wrestling match; how they strive against each other with light and shade, the godlike strivers-with such assurance and beauty let us be enemies too, my friends Let us strive against one another like gods. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra, trans. Fred Kaufmann,
426:The sign of the immersion of the embodied soul in Prakriti is the limitation of consciousness to the ego. The vivid stamp of this limited consciousness can be seen in a constant inequality of the mind and heart and a confused conflict and disharmony in their varied reactions to the touches of experience. The human reactions sway perpetually between the dualities created by the soul's subjection to Nature and by its often intense but narrow struggle for mastery and enjoyment, a struggle for the most part ineffective. The soul circles in an unending round of Nature's alluring and distressing opposites, success and failure, good fortune and ill fortune, good and evil, sin and virtue, joy and grief, pain and pleasure. It is only when, awaking from its immersion in Prakriti, it perceives its oneness with the One and its oneness with all existences that it can become free from these things and found its right relation to this executive world-Nature. Then it becomes indifferent to her inferior modes, equal-minded to her dualities, capable of mastery and freedom; it is seated above her as the high-throned knower and witness filled with the calm intense unalloyed delight of his own eternal existence. The embodied spirit continues to express its powers in action, but it is no longer involved in ignorance, no longer bound by its works; its actions have no longer a consequence within it, but only a consequence outside in Prakriti. The whole movement of Nature becomes to its experience a rising and falling of waves on the surface that make no difference to its own unfathomable peace, its wide delight, its vast universal equality or its boundless God-existence.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga,
427:We have all a ruling defect, which is for our soul as the umbilical cord of its birth in sin, and it is by this that the enemy can always lay hold upon us: for some it is vanity, for others idleness, for the majority egotism. Let a wicked and crafty mind avail itself of this means and we are lost; we may not go mad or turn idiots, but we become positively alienated, in all the force of the expression - that is, we are subjected to a foreign suggestion. In such a state one dreads instinctively everything that might bring us back to reason, and will not even listen to representations that are opposed to our obsession. Here is one of the most dangerous disorders which can affect the moral nature. The sole remedy for such a bewitchment is to make use of folly itself in order to cure folly, to provide the sufferer with imaginary satisfactions in the opposite order to that wherein he is now lost. Endeavour, for example, to cure an ambitious person by making him desire the glories of heaven - mystic remedy; cure one who is dissolute by true love - natural remedy; obtain honourable successes for a vain person; exhibit unselfishness to the avaricious and procure for them legitimate profit by honourable participation in generous enterprises, etc. Acting in this way upon the moral nature, we may succeed in curing a number of physical maladies, for the moral affects the physical in virtue of the magical axiom: "That which is above is like unto that which is below." This is why the Master said, when speaking of the paralyzed woman: "Satan has bound her." A disease invariably originates in a deficiency or an excess, and ever at the root of a physical evil we shall find a moral disorder. This is an unchanging law of Nature. ~ Eliphas Levi, Transcendental Magic,
428:Humanity is a peculiar class of life which, in some degree, determines its own destinies; therefore in practical life words and ideas become facts-facts, moreover, which bring about important practical consequences. For instance, many millions of human beings have defined a stroke of lightning as being the "punishment of God" of evil men; other millions have defined it as a "natural, casual, periodical phenomenon"; yet other millions have defined it as an "electric spark." What has been the result of these "non-important" definitions in practical life? In the case of the first definition, when lightning struck a house, the population naturally made no attempt to save the house or anything in it, because to do so would be against the "definition" which proclaims the phenomenon to be a "punishment for evil," any attempt to prevent or check the destruction would be an impious act; the sinner would be guilty of "resisting the supreme law" and would deserve to be punished by death.
   Now in the second instance, a stricken building is treated just as any tree overturned by storm; the people save what they can and try to extinguish the fire. In both instances, the behavior of the populace is the same in one respect; if caught in the open by a storm they take refuge under a tree-a means of safety involving maximum danger but the people do not know it.
   Now in the third instance, in which the population have a scientifically correct definition of lightning, they provide their houses with lightning rods; and if they are caught by a storm in the open they neither run nor hide under a tree; but when the storm is directly over their heads, they put themselves in a position of minimum exposure by lying flat on the ground until the storm has passed. ~ Alfred Korzybski, Manhood of Humanity,
429: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,
430:Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind. These passions, like great winds, have blown me hither and thither, in a wayward course, over a great ocean of anguish, reaching to the very verge of despair.
   I have sought love, first, because it brings ecstasy - ecstasy so great that I would often have sacrificed all the rest of life for a few hours of this joy. I have sought it, next, because it relieves loneliness--that terrible loneliness in which one shivering consciousness looks over the rim of the world into the cold unfathomable lifeless abyss. I have sought it finally, because in the union of love I have seen, in a mystic miniature, the prefiguring vision of the heaven that saints and poets have imagined. This is what I sought, and though it might seem too good for human life, this is what--at last--I have found.
   With equal passion I have sought knowledge. I have wished to understand the hearts of men. I have wished to know why the stars shine. And I have tried to apprehend the Pythagorean power by which number holds sway above the flux. A little of this, but not much, I have achieved.
   Love and knowledge, so far as they were possible, led upward toward the heavens. But always pity brought me back to earth. Echoes of cries of pain reverberate in my heart. Children in famine, victims tortured by oppressors, helpless old people a burden to their sons, and the whole world of loneliness, poverty, and pain make a mockery of what human life should be. I long to alleviate this evil, but I cannot, and I too suffer.
   This has been my life. I have found it worth living, and would gladly live it again if the chance were offered me. ~ Bertrand Russell,
Initial Definitions and Descriptions
Yoga has four powers and objects, purity, liberty, beatitude and perfection. Whosoever has consummated these four mightinesses in the being of the transcendental, universal, lilamaya and individual God is the complete and absolute Yogin.
All manifestations of God are manifestations of the absolute Parabrahman.
The Absolute Parabrahman is unknowable to us, not because It is the nothingness of all that we are, for rather whatever we are in truth or in seeming is nothing but Parabrahman, but because It is pre-existent & supra-existent to even the highest & purest methods and the most potent & illimitable instruments of which soul in the body is capable.
In Parabrahman knowledge ceases to be knowledge and becomes an inexpressible identity. Become Parabrahman, if thou wilt and if That will suffer thee, but strive not to know It; for thou shalt not succeed with these instruments and in this body.
In reality thou art Parabrahman already and ever wast and ever will be. To become Parabrahman in any other sense, thou must depart utterly out of world manifestation and out even of world transcendence.
Why shouldst thou hunger after departure from manifestation as if the world were an evil? Has not That manifested itself in thee & in the world and art thou wiser & purer & better than the Absolute, O mind-deceived soul in the mortal? When That withdraws thee, then thy going hence is inevitable; until Its force is laid on thee, thy going is impossible, cry thy mind never so fiercely & wailingly for departure. Therefore neither desire nor shun the world, but seek the bliss & purity & freedom & greatness of God in whatsoever state or experience or environment.
~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays Divine And Human,
432:Response To A Logician :::
I bow at the feet of my teacher Marpa.
And sing this song in response to you.
Listen, pay heed to what I say,
forget your critique for a while.

The best seeing is the way of "nonseeing"
the radiance of the mind itself.
The best prize is what cannot be looked for
the priceless treasure of the mind itself.

The most nourishing food is "noneating"
the transcendent food of samadhi.
The most thirst-quenching drink is "nondrinking"
the nectar of heartfelt compassion.

Oh, this self-realizing awareness
is beyond words and description!
The mind is not the world of children,
nor is it that of logicians.

Attaining the truth of "nonattainment,"
you receive the highest initiation.
Perceiving the void of high and low,
you reach the sublime stage.

Approaching the truth of "nonmovement,"
you follow the supreme path.
Knowing the end of birth and death,
the ultimate purpose is fulfilled.

Seeing the emptiness of reason,
supreme logic is perfected.
When you know that great and small are groundless,
you have entered the highest gateway.

Comprehending beyond good and evil
opens the way to perfect skill.
Experiencing the dissolution of duality,
you embrace the highest view.

Observing the truth of "nonobservation"
opens the way to meditating.
Comprehending beyond "ought" and "oughtn't"
opens the way to perfect action.

When you realize the truth of "noneffort,"
you are approaching the highest fruition.
Ignorant are those who lack this truth:
arrogant teachers inflated by learning,
scholars bewitched by mere words,
and yogis seduced by prejudice.
For though they yearn for freedom,
they find only enslavement. ~ Jetsun Milarepa,
433:Man's refusal of the Divine Grace has been depicted very beautifully and graphically in a perfect dramatic form by Sri Aurobindo in Savitri. The refusal comes one by one from the three constituent parts of the human being. First of all man is a material being, a bodily creature, as such he is a being of ignorance and misery, of brutish blindness . He does not know that there is something other than his present state of misfortune and dark fate. He is not even aware that there may be anything higher or nobler than the ugliness he is steeped in. He lives on earth-life with an earth-consciousness, moves mechanically and helplessly through vicissitudes over which he has no control. Even so the material life is not a mere despicable thing; behind its darkness, behind its sadness, behind all its infirmities, the Divine Mother is there upholding it and infusing into it her grace and beauty. Indeed, she is one with this world of sorrows, she has in effect become it in her infinite pity and love so that this material body of hers may become conscious of its divine substance and manifest her true form. But the human being individualised and separated in egoistic consciousness has lost the sense of its inner reality and is vocal only in regard to its outward formulation. It is natural for physical man therefore to reject and deny the physical Godhead in him, he even curses it and wants to continue as he is.
He yells therefore in ignorance and anguish:
I am the Man of Sorrows, I am he
Who is nailed on the wide cross of the Universe . . .
I toil like the animal, like the animal die.
I am man the rebel, man the helpless serf...
I know my fate will ever be the same.
It is my Nature' s work that cannot change . . .
I was made for evil, evil is my lot;
Evil I must be and by evil live;
Nought other can I do but be myself;
What Nature made, that I must remain.2' ~ Nolini Kanta Gupta, On Savitri, 13,
434:As Korzybski and the general semanticists have pointed out, our words, symbols, signs, thoughts and ideas are merely maps of reality, not reality itself, because "the map is not the territory." The word "water" won't satisfy your thirst.

   But we live in the world of maps and words as if it were the real world. Following in the footsteps of Adam, we have become totally lost in a world of purely fantasy maps and boundaries. And these illusory boundaries, with the opposites they create, have become our impassioned battles.
   Most of our "problems of living," then, are based on the illusion that the opposites can and should be separated and isolated from one anotheR But since all opposites are actually aspects of one underlying reality, this is like trying to totally separate the two ends of a single rubber band. All you can do is pull harder and harder-until something violently snaps. Thus we might be able to understand that, in all the mystical traditions the world over, one who sees through the illusion of the opposites is called "liberated." Because he is "freed from the pairs" of opposites, he is freed in this life from the fundamentally nonsensical problems and conflicts involved in the war of opposites. He no longer manipulates the opposites one against the other in his search for peace, but instead transcends them both. Not good vs. evil but beyond good and evil. Not life against death but a center of awareness that transcends both. The point is not to separate the opposites and make "positive progress," but rather to unify and harmonize the opposites, both positive and negative, by discovering a ground which transcends and encompasses them both. And that ground, as we will soon see, is unity consciousness itself. In the meantime, let us note, as does the Hindu scripture Bhagavad Gita, that liberation is not freedom from the negative, but freedom from the pairs altogether:
   Content with getting what arrives of itself
   Passed beyond the pairs, free from envy,
   Not attached to success nor failure,
   Even acting, he is not bound.
   He is to be recognized as eternally free
   Who neither loathes nor craves;
   For he that is freed from the pairs,
   Is easily freed from conflict.

   ~ Ken Wilber, No Boundary,
435:I have seen the truth; I have seen and I know that people can be beautiful and happy without losing the power of living on earth. I will not and cannot believe that evil is the normal condition of mankind. And it is just this faith of mine that they laugh at. But how can I help believing it? I have seen the truth ~ it is not as though I had invented it with my mind, I have seen it, seen it, and the living image of it has filled my soul for ever. I have seen it in such full perfection that I cannot believe that it is impossible for people to have it. And so how can I go wrong? I shall make some slips no doubt, and shall perhaps talk in second-hand language, but not for long: the living image of what I saw will always be with me and will always correct and guide me. Oh, I am full of courage and freshness, and I will go on and on if it were for a thousand years! Do you know, at first I meant to conceal the fact that I corrupted them, but that was a mistake ~ that was my first mistake! But truth whispered to me that I was lying, and preserved me and corrected me. But how establish paradise ~ I don't know, because I do not know how to put it into words. After my dream I lost command of words. All the chief words, anyway, the most necessary ones. But never mind, I shall go and I shall keep talking, I won't leave off, for anyway I have seen it with my own eyes, though I cannot describe what I saw. But the scoffers do not understand that. It was a dream, they say, delirium, hallucination. Oh! As though that meant so much! And they are so proud! A dream! What is a dream? And is not our life a dream? I will say more. Suppose that this paradise will never come to pass (that I understand), yet I shall go on preaching it. And yet how simple it is: in one day, in one hour everything could be arranged at once! The chief thing is to love others like yourself, that's the chief thing, and that's everything; nothing else is wanted ~ you will find out at once how to arrange it all. And yet it's an old truth which has been told and retold a billion times ~ but it has not formed part of our lives! The consciousness of life is higher than life, the knowledge of the laws of happiness is higher than happiness ~ that is what one must contend against. And I shall. If only everyone wants it, it can be arranged at once. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky in The Dream of a Ridiculous Man, @JoshuaOakley,
D: What are the eight limbs of knowledge (jnana ashtanga)?
M: The eight limbs are those which have been already mentioned, viz., yama, niyama etc., but differently defined:
(1) Yama: This is controlling the aggregate of sense-organs, realizing the defects that are present in the world consisting of the body, etc.
(2) Niyama: This is maintaining a stream of mental modes that relate to the Self and rejecting the contrary modes. In other words, it means love that arises uninterruptedly for the Supreme Self.
(3) Asana: That with the help of which constant meditation on Brahman is made possible with ease is asana.
(4) Pranayama: Rechaka (exhalation) is removing the two unreal aspects of name and form from the objects constituting the world, the body etc., puraka (inhalation) is grasping the three real aspects, existence, consciousness and bliss, which are constant in those objects, and kumbhaka is retaining those aspects thus grasped.
(5) Pratyahara: This is preventing name and form which have been removed from re-entering the mind.
(6) Dharana: This is making the mind stay in the Heart, without straying outward, and realizing that one is the Self itself which is Existence-Consciousness-Bliss.
(7) Dhyana: This is meditation of the form 'I am only pure consciousness'. That is, after leaving aside the body which consists of five sheaths, one enquires 'Who am I?', and as a result of that, one stays as 'I' which shines as the Self.
(8) Samadhi: When the 'I-manifestation' also ceases, there is (subtle) direct experience. This is samadhi.
For pranayama, etc., detailed here, the disciplines such as asana, etc., mentioned in connection with yoga are not necessary.
The limbs of knowledge may be practised at all places and at all times. Of yoga and knowledge, one may follow whichever is pleasing to one, or both, according to circumstances. The great teachers say that forgetfulness is the root of all evil, and is death for those who seek release,10 so one should rest the mind in one's Self and should never forget the Self: this is the aim. If the mind is controlled, all else can be controlled. The distinction between yoga with eight limbs and knowledge with eight limbs has been set forth elaborately in the sacred texts; so only the substance of this teaching has been given here. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi, Self-Enquiry, 34,
A daemon is a process that runs in the background, not connecting to any controlling terminal. Daemons are normally started at boot time, are run as root or some
other special user (such as apache or postfix), and handle system-level tasks. As a
convention, the name of a daemon often ends in d (as in crond and sshd), but this is
not required, or even universal.
The name derives from Maxwell's demon, an 1867 thought experiment by the physicist James Maxwell. Daemons are also supernatural beings in Greek mythology,
existing somewhere between humans and the gods and gifted with powers and divine
knowledge. Unlike the demons of Judeo-Christian lore, the Greek daemon need not
be evil. Indeed, the daemons of mythology tended to be aides to the gods, performing
tasks that the denizens of Mount Olympus found themselves unwilling to do-much
as Unix daemons perform tasks that foreground users would rather avoid.
A daemon has two general requirements: it must run as a child of init, and it must
not be connected to a terminal.
In general, a program performs the following steps to become a daemon:
1. Call fork( ). This creates a new process, which will become the daemon.
2. In the parent, call exit( ). This ensures that the original parent (the daemon's
grandparent) is satisfied that its child terminated, that the daemon's parent is no
longer running, and that the daemon is not a process group leader. This last
point is a requirement for the successful completion of the next step.
3. Call setsid( ), giving the daemon a new process group and session, both of
which have it as leader. This also ensures that the process has no associated controlling terminal (as the process just created a new session, and will not assign
4. Change the working directory to the root directory via chdir( ). This is done
because the inherited working directory can be anywhere on the filesystem. Daemons tend to run for the duration of the system's uptime, and you don't want to
keep some random directory open, and thus prevent an administrator from
unmounting the filesystem containing that directory.
5. Close all file descriptors. You do not want to inherit open file descriptors, and,
unaware, hold them open.
6. Open file descriptors 0, 1, and 2 (standard in, standard out, and standard error)
and redirect them to /dev/null.
Following these rules, here is a program that daemonizes itself:
~ OReilly Linux System Programming,
   Sweet Mother, is there a spiritual being in everybody?

That depends on what we call "being". If for "being" we substitute "presence", yes, there is a spiritual presence in everyone. If we call "being" an organised entity, fully conscious of itself, independent, and having the power of asserting itself and ruling the rest of the nature - no! The possibility of this independent and all-powerful being is in everybody, but the realisation is the result of long efforts which sometimes extend over many lives.

In everyone, even at the very beginning, this spiritual presence, this inner light is there.... In fact, it is everywhere. I have seen it many a time in certain animals. It is like a shining point which is the basis of a certain control and protection, something which, even in half-consciousness, makes possible a certain harmony with the rest of creation so that irreparable catastrophes may not be constant and general. Without this presence the disorder created by the violences and passions of the vital would be so great that at any moment they could bring about a general catastrophe, a sort of total destruction which would prevent the progress of Nature. That presence, that spiritual light - which could almost be called a spiritual consciousness - is within each being and all things, and because of it, in spite of all discordance, all passion, all violence, there is a minimum of general harmony which allows Nature's work to be accomplished.

And this presence becomes quite obvious in the human being, even the most rudimentary. Even in the most monstrous human being, in one who gives the impression of being an incarnation of a devil or a monster, there is something within exercising a sort of irresistible control - even in the worst, some things are impossible. And without this presence, if the being were controlled exclusively by the adverse forces, the forces of the vital, this impossibility would not exist.

Each time a wave of these monstrous adverse forces sweeps over the earth, one feels that nothing can ever stop the disorder and horror from spreading, and always, at a certain time, unexpectedly and inexplicably a control intervenes, and the wave is arrested, the catastrophe is not total. And this is because of the Presence, the supreme Presence, in matter.

But only in a few exceptional beings and after a long, very long work of preparation extending over many, many lives does this Presence change into a conscious, independent, fully organised being, all-powerful master of his dwelling-place, conscious enough, powerful enough, to be able to control not only this dwelling but what surrounds it and in a field of radiation and action that is more and more extensive... and effective.
   ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1957-1958, 339-340,
439:"O Death, thou lookst on an unfinished world
Assailed by thee and of its road unsure,
Peopled by imperfect minds and ignorant lives,
And sayest God is not and all is vain.
How shall the child already be the man?
Because he is infant, shall he never grow?
Because he is ignorant, shall he never learn?
In a small fragile seed a great tree lurks,
In a tiny gene a thinking being is shut;
A little element in a little sperm,
It grows and is a conqueror and a sage.
Then wilt thou spew out, Death, God's mystic truth,
Deny the occult spiritual miracle?
Still wilt thou say there is no spirit, no God?
A mute material Nature wakes and sees;
She has invented speech, unveiled a will.
Something there waits beyond towards which she strives,
Something surrounds her into which she grows:
To uncover the spirit, to change back into God,
To exceed herself is her transcendent task.
In God concealed the world began to be,
Tardily it travels towards manifest God:
Our imperfection towards perfection toils,
The body is the chrysalis of a soul:
The infinite holds the finite in its arms,
Time travels towards revealed eternity.
A miracle structure of the eternal Mage,
Matter its mystery hides from its own eyes,
A scripture written out in cryptic signs,
An occult document of the All-Wonderful's art.
All here bears witness to his secret might,
In all we feel his presence and his power.
A blaze of his sovereign glory is the sun,
A glory is the gold and glimmering moon,
A glory is his dream of purple sky.
A march of his greatness are the wheeling stars.
His laughter of beauty breaks out in green trees,
His moments of beauty triumph in a flower;
The blue sea's chant, the rivulet's wandering voice
Are murmurs falling from the Eternal's harp.
This world is God fulfilled in outwardness.
His ways challenge our reason and our sense;
By blind brute movements of an ignorant Force,
By means we slight as small, obscure or base,
A greatness founded upon little things,
He has built a world in the unknowing Void.
His forms he has massed from infinitesimal dust;
His marvels are built from insignificant things.
If mind is crippled, life untaught and crude,
If brutal masks are there and evil acts,
They are incidents of his vast and varied plot,
His great and dangerous drama's needed steps;
He makes with these and all his passion-play,
A play and yet no play but the deep scheme
Of a transcendent Wisdom finding ways
To meet her Lord in the shadow and the Night:
Above her is the vigil of the stars;
Watched by a solitary Infinitude
She embodies in dumb Matter the Divine,
In symbol minds and lives the Absolute.
~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Debate of Love and Death,
440:Sweet Mother, there's a flower you have named "The Creative Word".


What does that mean?

It is the word which creates.

There are all kinds of old traditions, old Hindu traditions, old Chaldean traditions in which the Divine, in the form of the Creator, that is, in His aspect as Creator, pronounces a word which has the power to create. So it is this... And it is the origin of the mantra. The mantra is the spoken word which has a creative power. An invocation is made and there is an answer to the invocation; or one makes a prayer and the prayer is granted. This is the Word, the Word which, in its sound... it is not only the idea, it is in the sound that there's a power of creation. It is the origin, you see, of the mantra.

In Indian mythology the creator God is Brahma, and I think that it was precisely his power which has been symbolised by this flower, "The Creative Word". And when one is in contact with it, the words spoken have a power of evocation or creation or formation or transformation; the words... sound always has a power; it has much more power than men think. It may be a good power and it may be a bad power. It creates vibrations which have an undeniable effect. It is not so much the idea as the sound; the idea too has its own power, but in its own domain - whereas the sound has a power in the material world.

I think I have explained this to you once; I told you, for example, that words spoken casually, usually without any re- flection and without attaching any importance to them, can be used to do something very good. I think I spoke to you about "Bonjour", "Good Day", didn't I? When people meet and say "Bonjour", they do so mechanically and without thinking. But if you put a will into it, an aspiration to indeed wish someone a good day, well, there is a way of saying "Good Day" which is very effective, much more effective than if simply meeting someone you thought: "Ah! I hope he has a good day", without saying anything. If with this hope in your thought you say to him in a certain way, "Good Day", you make it more concrete and more effective.

It's the same thing, by the way, with curses, or when one gets angry and says bad things to people. This can do them as much harm - more harm sometimes - than if you were to give them a slap. With very sensitive people it can put their stomach out of order or give them palpitation, because you put into it an evil force which has a power of destruction.

It is not at all ineffective to speak. Naturally it depends a great deal on each one's inner power. People who have no strength and no consciousness can't do very much - unless they employ material means. But to the extent that you are strong, especially when you have a powerful vital, you must have a great control on what you say, otherwise you can do much harm. Without wanting to, without knowing it; through ignorance.

Anything? No? Nothing?

Another question?... Everything's over? ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1955, 347-349,
441:Apotheosis ::: One of the most powerful and beloved of the Bodhisattvas of the Mahayana Buddhism of Tibet, China, and Japan is the Lotus Bearer, Avalokiteshvara, "The Lord Looking Down in Pity," so called because he regards with compassion all sentient creatures suffering the evils of existence. To him goes the millionfold repeated prayer of the prayer wheels and temple gongs of Tibet: Om mani padme hum, "The jewel is in the lotus." To him go perhaps more prayers per minute than to any single divinity known to man; for when, during his final life on earth as a human being, he shattered for himself the bounds of the last threshold (which moment opened to him the timelessness of the void beyond the frustrating mirage-enigmas of the named and bounded cosmos), he paused: he made a vow that before entering the void he would bring all creatures without exception to enlightenment; and since then he has permeated the whole texture of existence with the divine grace of his assisting presence, so that the least prayer addressed to him, throughout the vast spiritual empire of the Buddha, is graciously heard. Under differing forms he traverses the ten thousand worlds, and appears in the hour of need and prayer. He reveals himself in human form with two arms, in superhuman forms with four arms, or with six, or twelve, or a thousand, and he holds in one of his left hands the lotus of the world.

Like the Buddha himself, this godlike being is a pattern of the divine state to which the human hero attains who has gone beyond the last terrors of ignorance. "When the envelopment of consciousness has been annihilated, then he becomes free of all fear, beyond the reach of change." This is the release potential within us all, and which anyone can attain-through herohood; for, as we read: "All things are Buddha-things"; or again (and this is the other way of making the same statement) : "All beings are without self."

The world is filled and illumined by, but does not hold, the Bodhisattva ("he whose being is enlightenment"); rather, it is he who holds the world, the lotus. Pain and pleasure do not enclose him, he encloses them-and with profound repose. And since he is what all of us may be, his presence, his image, the mere naming of him, helps. "He wears a garland of eight thousand rays, in which is seen fully reflected a state of perfect beauty.

The color of his body is purple gold. His palms have the mixed color of five hundred lotuses, while each finger tip has eighty-four thousand signet-marks, and each mark eighty-four thousand colors; each color has eighty-four thousand rays which are soft and mild and shine over all things that exist. With these jewel hands he draws and embraces all beings. The halo surrounding his head is studded with five hundred Buddhas, miraculously transformed, each attended by five hundred Bodhisattvas, who are attended, in turn, by numberless gods. And when he puts his feet down to the ground, the flowers of diamonds and jewels that are scattered cover everything in all directions. The color of his face is gold. While in his towering crown of gems stands a Buddha, two hundred and fifty miles high." - Amitayur-Dhyana Sutra, 19; ibid., pp. 182-183. ~ Joseph Campbell, The Hero with a Thousand Faces, Apotheosis,
442:"If the Divine that is all love is the source of the creation, whence have come all the evils abounding upon earth?"

   "All is from the Divine; but the One Consciousness, the Supreme has not created the world directly out of itself; a Power has gone out of it and has descended through many gradations of its workings and passed through many agents. There are many creators or rather 'formateurs', form-makers, who have presided over the creation of the world. They are intermediary agents and I prefer to call them 'Formateurs' and not 'Creators'; for what they have done is to give the form and turn and nature to matter. There have been many, and some have formed things harmonious and benignant and some have shaped things mischievous and evil. And some too have been distorters rather than builders, for they have interfered and spoiled what was begun well by others." - Questions and Answers 1929 - 1931 (30 June 1929)

   You say, "Many creators or rather 'formateurs', formmakers, have presided over the creation of the world." Who are these 'formateurs'?

   That depends. They have been given many names. All has been done by gradations and through individual beings of all kinds. Each state of being is inhabited by entities, individualities and personalities and each one has created a world around him or has contributed to the formation of certain beings upon earth. The last creators are those of the vital world, but there are beings of the Overmind (Sri Aurobindo calls this plane the Overmind), who have created, given forms, sent out emanations, and these emanations again had their emanations and so on. What I meant is that it is not the Divine Will that acted directly on Matter to give to the world the required form, it is by passing through layers, so to say, planes of the world, as for example, the mental plane - there are so many beings on the mental plane who are form-makers, who have taken part in the formation of some beings who have incarnated upon earth. On the vital plane also the same thing happens.

   For example, there is a tradition which says that the whole world of insects is the outcome of the form-makers of the vital world, and that this is why they take such absolutely diabolical shapes when they are magnified under the microscope. You saw the other day, when you were shown the microbes in water? Naturally the pictures were made to amuse, to strike the imagination, but they are based on real forms, so magnified, however, that they look like monsters. Almost the whole world of insects is a world of microscopic monsters which, had they been larger in size, would have been quite terrifying. So it is said these are entities of the vital world, beings of the vital who created that for fun and amused themselves forming all these impossible beasts which make human life altogether unpleasant.

   Did these intermediaries also come out of the Divine Power?
   Through intermediaries, yes, not directly. These beings are not in direct contact with the Divine (there are exceptions, I mean as a general rule), they are beings who are in relation with other beings, who are again in relation with others, and these with still others, and so on, in a hierarchy, up to the Supreme.(to be continued....) ~ The Mother, Question and Answers,
Hasten towards the good, leave behind all evil thoughts, for to do good without enthusiasm is to have a mind which delights in evil.

If one does an evil action, he should not persist in it, he should not delight in it. For full of suffering is the accumulation of evil.

If one does a good action, he should persist in it and take delight in it. Full of happiness is the accumulation of good.

As long as his evil action has not yet ripened, an evildoer may experience contentment. But when it ripens, the wrong-doer knows unhappiness.

As long as his good action has not yet ripened, one who does good may experience unhappiness. But when it ripens, the good man knows happiness.

Do not treat evil lightly, saying, "That will not touch me." A jar is filled drop by drop; even so the fool fills himself little by little with wickedness.

Do not treat good lightly, saying, "That will not touch me." A jar is filled drop by drop; even so the sage fills himself little by little with goodness.

The merchant who is carrying many precious goods and who has but few companions, avoids dangerous roads; and a man who loves his life is wary of poison. Even so should one act regarding evil.

A hand that has no wound can carry poison with impunity; act likewise, for evil cannot touch the righteous man.

If you offend one who is pure, innocent and defenceless, the insult will fall back on you, as if you threw dust against the wind.

Some are reborn here on earth, evil-doers go to the worlds of Niraya,1 the just go to the heavenly worlds, but those who have freed themselves from all desire attain Nirvana.

Neither in the skies, nor in the depths of the ocean, nor in the rocky caves, nowhere upon earth does there exist a place where a man can find refuge from his evil actions.

Neither in the skies, nor in the depths of the ocean, nor in the rocky caves, nowhere upon earth does there exist a place where a man can hide from death.

People have the habit of dealing lightly with thoughts that come. And the atmosphere is full of thoughts of all kinds which do not in fact belong to anybody in particular, which move perpetually from one person to another, very freely, much too freely, because there are very few people who can keep their thoughts under control.

When you take up the Buddhist discipline to learn how to control your thoughts, you make very interesting discoveries. You try to observe your thoughts. Instead of letting them pass freely, sometimes even letting them enter your head and establish themselves in a quite inopportune way, you look at them, observe them and you realise with stupefaction that in the space of a few seconds there passes through the head a series of absolutely improbable thoughts that are altogether harmful.
Conversion of the aim of life from the ego to the Divine: instead of seeking one's own satisfaction, to have the service of the Divine as the aim of life.
What you must know is exactly the thing you want to do in life. The time needed to learn it does not matter at all. For those who wish to live according to Truth, there is always something to learn and some progress to make. 2 October 1969 ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1929-1931,
444:On that spring day in the park I saw a young woman who attracted me. She was tall and slender, elegantly dressed, and had an intelligent and boyish face. I liked her at once. She was my type and began to fill my imagination. She probably was not much older than I but seemed far more mature, well-defined, a full-grown woman, but with a touch of exuberance and boyishness in her face, and this was what I liked above all .

   I had never managed to approach a girl with whom I had fallen in love, nor did I manage in this case. But the impression she made on me was deeper than any previous one had been and the infatuation had a profound influence on my life.

   Suddenly a new image had risen up before me, a lofty and cherished image. And no need, no urge was as deep or as fervent within me as the craving to worship and admire. I gave her the name Beatrice, for, even though I had not read Dante, I knew about Beatrice from an English painting of which I owned a reproduction. It showed a young pre-Raphaelite woman, long-limbed and slender, with long head and etherealized hands and features. My beautiful young woman did not quite resemble her, even though she, too, revealed that slender and boyish figure which I loved, and something of the ethereal, soulful quality of her face.

   Although I never addressed a single word to Beatrice, she exerted a profound influence on me at that time. She raised her image before me, she gave me access to a holy shrine, she transformed me into a worshiper in a temple.

   From one day to the next I stayed clear of all bars and nocturnal exploits. I could be alone with myself again and enjoyed reading and going for long walks.

   My sudden conversion drew a good deal of mockery in its wake. But now I had something I loved and venerated, I had an ideal again, life was rich with intimations of mystery and a feeling of dawn that made me immune to all taunts. I had come home again to myself, even if only as the slave and servant of a cherished image.

   I find it difficult to think back to that time without a certain fondness. Once more I was trying most strenuously to construct an intimate "world of light" for myself out of the shambles of a period of devastation; once more I sacrificed everything within me to the aim of banishing darkness and evil from myself. And, furthermore, this present "world of light" was to some extent my own creation; it was no longer an escape, no crawling back to -nether and the safety of irresponsibility; it was a new duty, one I had invented and desired on my own, with responsibility and self-control. My sexuality, a torment from which I was in constant flight, was to be transfigured nto spirituality and devotion by this holy fire. Everything :brk and hateful was to be banished, there were to be no more tortured nights, no excitement before lascivious picures, no eavesdropping at forbidden doors, no lust. In place of all this I raised my altar to the image of Beatrice, :.. and by consecrating myself to her I consecrated myself to the spirit and to the gods, sacrificing that part of life which I withdrew from the forces of darkness to those of light. My goal was not joy but purity, not happiness but beauty, and spirituality.

   This cult of Beatrice completely changed my life.

   ~ Hermann Hesse, Demian,
445:A God's Labour
I have gathered my dreams in a silver air
   Between the gold and the blue
And wrapped them softly and left them there,
   My jewelled dreams of you.

I had hoped to build a rainbow bridge
   Marrying the soil to the sky
And sow in this dancing planet midge
   The moods of infinity.

But too bright were our heavens, too far away,
   Too frail their ethereal stuff;
Too splendid and sudden our light could not stay;
   The roots were not deep enough.

He who would bring the heavens here
   Must descend himself into clay
And the burden of earthly nature bear
   And tread the dolorous way.

Coercing my godhead I have come down
   Here on the sordid earth,
Ignorant, labouring, human grown
   Twixt the gates of death and birth.

I have been digging deep and long
   Mid a horror of filth and mire
A bed for the golden river's song,
   A home for the deathless fire.

I have laboured and suffered in Matter's night
   To bring the fire to man;
But the hate of hell and human spite
   Are my meed since the world began.

For man's mind is the dupe of his animal self;
   Hoping its lusts to win,
He harbours within him a grisly Elf
   Enamoured of sorrow and sin.

The grey Elf shudders from heaven's flame
   And from all things glad and pure;
Only by pleasure and passion and pain
   His drama can endure.

All around is darkness and strife;
   For the lamps that men call suns
Are but halfway gleams on this stumbling life
   Cast by the Undying Ones.

Man lights his little torches of hope
   That lead to a failing edge;
A fragment of Truth is his widest scope,
   An inn his pilgrimage.

The Truth of truths men fear and deny,
   The Light of lights they refuse;
To ignorant gods they lift their cry
   Or a demon altar choose.

All that was found must again be sought,
   Each enemy slain revives,
Each battle for ever is fought and refought
   Through vistas of fruitless lives.

My gaping wounds are a thousand and one
   And the Titan kings assail,
But I dare not rest till my task is done
   And wrought the eternal will.

How they mock and sneer, both devils and men!
   "Thy hope is Chimera's head
Painting the sky with its fiery stain;
   Thou shalt fall and thy work lie dead.

"Who art thou that babblest of heavenly ease
   And joy and golden room
To us who are waifs on inconscient seas
   And bound to life's iron doom?

"This earth is ours, a field of Night
   For our petty flickering fires.
How shall it brook the sacred Light
   Or suffer a god's desires?

"Come, let us slay him and end his course!
   Then shall our hearts have release
From the burden and call of his glory and force
   And the curb of his wide white peace."

But the god is there in my mortal breast
   Who wrestles with error and fate
And tramples a road through mire and waste
   For the nameless Immaculate.

A voice cried, "Go where none have gone!
   Dig deeper, deeper yet
Till thou reach the grim foundation stone
   And knock at the keyless gate."

I saw that a falsehood was planted deep
   At the very root of things
Where the grey Sphinx guards God's riddle sleep
   On the Dragon's outspread wings.

I left the surface gauds of mind
   And life's unsatisfied seas
And plunged through the body's alleys blind
   To the nether mysteries.

I have delved through the dumb Earth's dreadful heart
   And heard her black mass' bell.
I have seen the source whence her agonies part
   And the inner reason of hell.

Above me the dragon murmurs moan
   And the goblin voices flit;
I have pierced the Void where Thought was born,
   I have walked in the bottomless pit.

On a desperate stair my feet have trod
   Armoured with boundless peace,
Bringing the fires of the splendour of God
   Into the human abyss.

He who I am was with me still;
   All veils are breaking now.
I have heard His voice and borne His will
   On my vast untroubled brow.

The gulf twixt the depths and the heights is bridged
   And the golden waters pour
Down the sapphire mountain rainbow-ridged
   And glimmer from shore to shore.

Heaven's fire is lit in the breast of the earth
   And the undying suns here burn;
Through a wonder cleft in the bounds of birth
   The incarnate spirits yearn

Like flames to the kingdoms of Truth and Bliss:
   Down a gold-red stairway wend
The radiant children of Paradise
   Clarioning darkness' end.

A little more and the new life's doors
   Shall be carved in silver light
With its aureate roof and mosaic floors
   In a great world bare and bright.

I shall leave my dreams in their argent air,
   For in a raiment of gold and blue
There shall move on the earth embodied and fair
   The living truth of you.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems, A God's Labour, 534,
446:It is natural from the point of view of the Yoga to divide into two categories the activities of the human mind in its pursuit of knowledge. There is the supreme supra-intellectual knowledge which concentrates itself on the discovery of the One and Infinite in its transcendence or tries to penetrate by intuition, contemplation, direct inner contact into the ultimate truths behind the appearances of Nature; there is the lower science which diffuses itself in an outward knowledge of phenomena, the disguises of the One and Infinite as it appears to us in or through the more exterior forms of the world-manifestation around us. These two, an upper and a lower hemisphere, in the form of them constructed or conceived by men within the mind's ignorant limits, have even there separated themselves, as they developed, with some sharpness.... Philosophy, sometimes spiritual or at least intuitive, sometimes abstract and intellectual, sometimes intellectualising spiritual experience or supporting with a logical apparatus the discoveries of the spirit, has claimed always to take the fixation of ultimate Truth as its province. But even when it did not separate itself on rarefied metaphysical heights from the knowledge that belongs to the practical world and the pursuit of ephemeral objects, intellectual Philosophy by its habit of abstraction has seldom been a power for life. It has been sometimes powerful for high speculation, pursuing mental Truth for its own sake without any ulterior utility or object, sometimes for a subtle gymnastic of the mind in a mistily bright cloud-land of words and ideas, but it has walked or acrobatised far from the more tangible realities of existence. Ancient Philosophy in Europe was more dynamic, but only for the few; in India in its more spiritualised forms, it strongly influenced but without transforming the life of the race.... Religion did not attempt, like Philosophy, to live alone on the heights; its aim was rather to take hold of man's parts of life even more than his parts of mind and draw them Godwards; it professed to build a bridge between spiritual Truth and the vital and material human existence; it strove to subordinate and reconcile the lower to the higher, make life serviceable to God, Earth obedient to Heaven. It has to be admitted that too often this necessary effort had the opposite result of making Heaven a sanction for Earth's desires; for, continually, the religious idea has been turned into an excuse for the worship and service of the human ego. Religion, leaving constantly its little shining core of spiritual experience, has lost itself in the obscure mass of its ever extending ambiguous compromises with life: in attempting to satisfy the thinking mind, it more often succeeded in oppressing or fettering it with a mass of theological dogmas; while seeking to net the human heart, it fell itself into pits of pietistic emotionalism and sensationalism; in the act of annexing the vital nature of man to dominate it, it grew itself vitiated and fell a prey to all the fanaticism, homicidal fury, savage or harsh turn for oppression, pullulating falsehood, obstinate attachment to ignorance to which that vital nature is prone; its desire to draw the physical in man towards God betrayed it into chaining itself to ecclesiastic mechanism, hollow ceremony and lifeless ritual. The corruption of the best produced the worst by that strange chemistry of the power of life which generates evil out of good even as it can also generate good out of evil. At the same time in a vain effort at self-defence against this downward gravitation, Religion was driven to cut existence into two by a division of knowledge, works, art, life itself into two opposite categories, the spiritual and the worldly, religious and mundane, sacred and profane; but this defensive distinction itself became conventional and artificial and aggravated rather than healed the disease.... On their side Science and Art and the knowledge of Life, although at first they served or lived in the shadow of Religion, ended by emancipating themselves, became estranged or hostile, or have even recoiled with indifference, contempt or scepticism from what seem to them the cold, barren and distant or unsubstantial and illusory heights of unreality to which metaphysical Philosophy and Religion aspire. For a time the divorce has been as complete as the one-sided intolerance of the human mind could make it and threatened even to end in a complete extinction of all attempt at a higher or a more spiritual knowledge. Yet even in the earthward life a higher knowledge is indeed the one thing that is throughout needful, and without it the lower sciences and pursuits, however fruitful, however rich, free, miraculous in the abundance of their results, become easily a sacrifice offered without due order and to false gods; corrupting, hardening in the end the heart of man, limiting his mind's horizons, they confine in a stony material imprisonment or lead to a final baffling incertitude and disillusionment. A sterile agnosticism awaits us above the brilliant phosphorescence of a half-knowledge that is still the Ignorance. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, The Ascent of the Sacrifice - 1,
447:To what gods shall the sacrifice be offered? Who shall be invoked to manifest and protect in the human being this increasing godhead?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The development of all these godheads is necessary to our perfection. And that perfection must be attained on all our levels, - in the wideness of earth, our physical being and consciousness; in the full force of vital speed and action and enjoyment and nervous vibration, typified as the Horse which must be brought forward to upbear our endeavour; in the perfect gladness of the heart of emotion and a brilliant heat and clarity of the mind throughout our intellectual and psychical being; in the coming of the supramental Light, the Dawn and the Sun and the shining Mother of the herds, to transform all our existence; for so comes to us the possession of the Truth, by the Truth the admirable surge of the Bliss, in the Bliss infinite Consciousness of absolute being. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Hymns to the Mystic Fire, The Doctrine of the Mystics,
448:One little picture in this book, the Magic Locket, was drawn by 'Miss Alice Havers.' I did not state this on the title-page, since it seemed only due, to the artist of all these (to my mind) wonderful pictures, that his name should stand there alone.
The descriptions, of Sunday as spent by children of the last generation, are quoted verbatim from a speech made to me by a child-friend and a letter written to me by a lady-friend.
The Chapters, headed 'Fairy Sylvie' and 'Bruno's Revenge,' are a reprint, with a few alterations, of a little fairy-tale which I wrote in the year 1867, at the request of the late Mrs. Gatty, for 'Aunt Judy's Magazine,' which she was then editing.
It was in 1874, I believe, that the idea first occurred to me of making it the nucleus of a longer story.
As the years went on, I jotted down, at odd moments, all sorts of odd ideas, and fragments of dialogue, that occurred to me--who knows how?--with a transitory suddenness that left me no choice but either to record them then and there, or to abandon them to oblivion. Sometimes one could trace to their source these random flashes of thought--as being suggested by the book one was reading, or struck out from the 'flint' of one's own mind by the 'steel' of a friend's chance remark but they had also a way of their own, of occurring, a propos of nothing --specimens of that hopelessly illogical phenomenon, 'an effect without a cause.' Such, for example, was the last line of 'The Hunting of the Snark,' which came into my head (as I have already related in 'The Theatre' for April, 1887) quite suddenly, during a solitary walk: and such, again, have been passages which occurred in dreams, and which I cannot trace to any antecedent cause whatever. There are at least two instances of such dream-suggestions in this book--one, my Lady's remark, 'it often runs in families, just as a love for pastry does', the other, Eric Lindon's badinage about having been in domestic service.

And thus it came to pass that I found myself at last in possession of a huge unwieldy mass of litterature--if the reader will kindly excuse the spelling --which only needed stringing together, upon the thread of a consecutive story, to constitute the book I hoped to write. Only! The task, at first, seemed absolutely hopeless, and gave me a far clearer idea, than I ever had before, of the meaning of the word 'chaos': and I think it must have been ten years, or more, before I had succeeded in classifying these odds-and-ends sufficiently to see what sort of a story they indicated: for the story had to grow out of the incidents, not the incidents out of the story I am telling all this, in no spirit of egoism, but because I really believe that some of my readers will be interested in these details of the 'genesis' of a book, which looks so simple and straight-forward a matter, when completed, that they might suppose it to have been written straight off, page by page, as one would write a letter, beginning at the beginning; and ending at the end.

It is, no doubt, possible to write a story in that way: and, if it be not vanity to say so, I believe that I could, myself,--if I were in the unfortunate position (for I do hold it to be a real misfortune) of being obliged to produce a given amount of fiction in a given time,--that I could 'fulfil my task,' and produce my 'tale of bricks,' as other slaves have done. One thing, at any rate, I could guarantee as to the story so produced--that it should be utterly commonplace, should contain no new ideas whatever, and should be very very weary reading!
This species of literature has received the very appropriate name of 'padding' which might fitly be defined as 'that which all can write and none can read.' That the present volume contains no such writing I dare not avow: sometimes, in order to bring a picture into its proper place, it has been necessary to eke out a page with two or three extra lines : but I can honestly say I have put in no more than I was absolutely compelled to do.
My readers may perhaps like to amuse themselves by trying to detect, in a given passage, the one piece of 'padding' it contains. While arranging the 'slips' into pages, I found that the passage was 3 lines too short. I supplied the deficiency, not by interpolating a word here and a word there, but by writing in 3 consecutive lines. Now can my readers guess which they are?

A harder puzzle if a harder be desired would be to determine, as to the Gardener's Song, in which cases (if any) the stanza was adapted to the surrounding text, and in which (if any) the text was adapted to the stanza.
Perhaps the hardest thing in all literature--at least I have found it so: by no voluntary effort can I accomplish it: I have to take it as it come's is to write anything original. And perhaps the easiest is, when once an original line has been struck out, to follow it up, and to write any amount more to the same tune. I do not know if 'Alice in Wonderland' was an original story--I was, at least, no conscious imitator in writing it--but I do know that, since it came out, something like a dozen storybooks have appeared, on identically the same pattern. The path I timidly explored believing myself to be 'the first that ever burst into that silent sea'--is now a beaten high-road: all the way-side flowers have long ago been trampled into the dust: and it would be courting disaster for me to attempt that style again.

Hence it is that, in 'Sylvie and Bruno,' I have striven with I know not what success to strike out yet another new path: be it bad or good, it is the best I can do. It is written, not for money, and not for fame, but in the hope of supplying, for the children whom I love, some thoughts that may suit those hours of innocent merriment which are the very life of Childhood; and also in the hope of suggesting, to them and to others, some thoughts that may prove, I would fain hope, not wholly out of harmony with the graver cadences of Life.
If I have not already exhausted the patience of my readers, I would like to seize this opportunity perhaps the last I shall have of addressing so many friends at once of putting on record some ideas that have occurred to me, as to books desirable to be written--which I should much like to attempt, but may not ever have the time or power to carry through--in the hope that, if I should fail (and the years are gliding away very fast) to finish the task I have set myself, other hands may take it up.
First, a Child's Bible. The only real essentials of this would be, carefully selected passages, suitable for a child's reading, and pictures. One principle of selection, which I would adopt, would be that Religion should be put before a child as a revelation of love--no need to pain and puzzle the young mind with the history of crime and punishment. (On such a principle I should, for example, omit the history of the Flood.) The supplying of the pictures would involve no great difficulty: no new ones would be needed : hundreds of excellent pictures already exist, the copyright of which has long ago expired, and which simply need photo-zincography, or some similar process, for their successful reproduction. The book should be handy in size with a pretty attractive looking cover--in a clear legible type--and, above all, with abundance of pictures, pictures, pictures!
Secondly, a book of pieces selected from the Bible--not single texts, but passages of from 10 to 20 verses each--to be committed to memory. Such passages would be found useful, to repeat to one's self and to ponder over, on many occasions when reading is difficult, if not impossible: for instance, when lying awake at night--on a railway-journey --when taking a solitary walk-in old age, when eyesight is failing or wholly lost--and, best of all, when illness, while incapacitating us for reading or any other occupation, condemns us to lie awake through many weary silent hours: at such a time how keenly one may realise the truth of David's rapturous cry "O how sweet are thy words unto my throat: yea, sweeter than honey unto my mouth!"
I have said 'passages,' rather than single texts, because we have no means of recalling single texts: memory needs links, and here are none: one may have a hundred texts stored in the memory, and not be able to recall, at will, more than half-a-dozen--and those by mere chance: whereas, once get hold of any portion of a chapter that has been committed to memory, and the whole can be recovered: all hangs together.
Thirdly, a collection of passages, both prose and verse, from books other than the Bible. There is not perhaps much, in what is called 'un-inspired' literature (a misnomer, I hold: if Shakespeare was not inspired, one may well doubt if any man ever was), that will bear the process of being pondered over, a hundred times: still there are such passages--enough, I think, to make a goodly store for the memory.
These two books of sacred, and secular, passages for memory--will serve other good purposes besides merely occupying vacant hours: they will help to keep at bay many anxious thoughts, worrying thoughts, uncharitable thoughts, unholy thoughts. Let me say this, in better words than my own, by copying a passage from that most interesting book, Robertson's Lectures on the Epistles to the Corinthians, Lecture XLIX. "If a man finds himself haunted by evil desires and unholy images, which will generally be at periodical hours, let him commit to memory passages of Scripture, or passages from the best writers in verse or prose. Let him store his mind with these, as safeguards to repeat when he lies awake in some restless night, or when despairing imaginations, or gloomy, suicidal thoughts, beset him. Let these be to him the sword, turning everywhere to keep the way of the Garden of Life from the intrusion of profaner footsteps."
Fourthly, a "Shakespeare" for girls: that is, an edition in which everything, not suitable for the perusal of girls of (say) from 10 to 17, should be omitted. Few children under 10 would be likely to understand or enjoy the greatest of poets: and those, who have passed out of girlhood, may safely be left to read Shakespeare, in any edition, 'expurgated' or not, that they may prefer: but it seems a pity that so many children, in the intermediate stage, should be debarred from a great pleasure for want of an edition suitable to them. Neither Bowdler's, Chambers's, Brandram's, nor Cundell's 'Boudoir' Shakespeare, seems to me to meet the want: they are not sufficiently 'expurgated.' Bowdler's is the most extraordinary of all: looking through it, I am filled with a deep sense of wonder, considering what he has left in, that he should have cut anything out! Besides relentlessly erasing all that is unsuitable on the score of reverence or decency, I should be inclined to omit also all that seems too difficult, or not likely to interest young readers. The resulting book might be slightly fragmentary: but it would be a real treasure to all British maidens who have any taste for poetry.
If it be needful to apologize to any one for the new departure I have taken in this story--by introducing, along with what will, I hope, prove to be acceptable nonsense for children, some of the graver thoughts of human life--it must be to one who has learned the Art of keeping such thoughts wholly at a distance in hours of mirth and careless ease. To him such a mixture will seem, no doubt, ill-judged and repulsive. And that such an Art exists I do not dispute: with youth, good health, and sufficient money, it seems quite possible to lead, for years together, a life of unmixed gaiety--with the exception of one solemn fact, with which we are liable to be confronted at any moment, even in the midst of the most brilliant company or the most sparkling entertainment. A man may fix his own times for admitting serious thought, for attending public worship, for prayer, for reading the Bible: all such matters he can defer to that 'convenient season', which is so apt never to occur at all: but he cannot defer, for one single moment, the necessity of attending to a message, which may come before he has finished reading this page,' this night shalt thy soul be required of thee.'
The ever-present sense of this grim possibility has been, in all ages, 1 an incubus that men have striven to shake off. Few more interesting subjects of enquiry could be found, by a student of history, than the various weapons that have been used against this shadowy foe. Saddest of all must have been the thoughts of those who saw indeed an existence beyond the grave, but an existence far more terrible than annihilation--an existence as filmy, impalpable, all but invisible spectres, drifting about, through endless ages, in a world of shadows, with nothing to do, nothing to hope for, nothing to love! In the midst of the gay verses of that genial 'bon vivant' Horace, there stands one dreary word whose utter sadness goes to one's heart. It is the word 'exilium' in the well-known passage

Omnes eodem cogimur, omnium
Versatur urna serius ocius
Sors exitura et nos in aeternum
Exilium impositura cymbae.

Yes, to him this present life--spite of all its weariness and all its sorrow--was the only life worth having: all else was 'exile'! Does it not seem almost incredible that one, holding such a creed, should ever have smiled?
And many in this day, I fear, even though believing in an existence beyond the grave far more real than Horace ever dreamed of, yet regard it as a sort of 'exile' from all the joys of life, and so adopt Horace's theory, and say 'let us eat and drink, for to-morrow we die.'
We go to entertainments, such as the theatre--I say 'we', for I also go to the play, whenever I get a chance of seeing a really good one and keep at arm's length, if possible, the thought that we may not return alive. Yet how do you know--dear friend, whose patience has carried you through this garrulous preface that it may not be your lot, when mirth is fastest and most furious, to feel the sharp pang, or the deadly faintness, which heralds the final crisis--to see, with vague wonder, anxious friends bending over you to hear their troubled whispers perhaps yourself to shape the question, with trembling lips, "Is it serious?", and to be told "Yes: the end is near" (and oh, how different all Life will look when those words are said!)--how do you know, I say, that all this may not happen to you, this night?
And dare you, knowing this, say to yourself "Well, perhaps it is an immoral play: perhaps the situations are a little too 'risky', the dialogue a little too strong, the 'business' a little too suggestive.
I don't say that conscience is quite easy: but the piece is so clever, I must see it this once! I'll begin a stricter life to-morrow." To-morrow, and to-morrow, and tomorrow!

"Who sins in hope, who, sinning, says,
'Sorrow for sin God's judgement stays!'
Against God's Spirit he lies; quite stops Mercy with insult; dares, and drops,
Like a scorch'd fly, that spins in vain
Upon the axis of its pain,
Then takes its doom, to limp and crawl,
Blind and forgot, from fall to fall."

Let me pause for a moment to say that I believe this thought, of the possibility of death--if calmly realised, and steadily faced would be one of the best possible tests as to our going to any scene of amusement being right or wrong. If the thought of sudden death acquires, for you, a special horror when imagined as happening in a theatre, then be very sure the theatre is harmful for you, however harmless it may be for others; and that you are incurring a deadly peril in going. Be sure the safest rule is that we should not dare to live in any scene in which we dare not die.
But, once realise what the true object is in life--that it is not pleasure, not knowledge, not even fame itself, 'that last infirmity of noble minds'--but that it is the development of character, the rising to a higher, nobler, purer standard, the building-up of the perfect Man--and then, so long as we feel that this is going on, and will (we trust) go on for evermore, death has for us no terror; it is not a shadow, but a light; not an end, but a beginning!
One other matter may perhaps seem to call for apology--that I should have treated with such entire want of sympathy the British passion for 'Sport', which no doubt has been in by-gone days, and is still, in some forms of it, an excellent school for hardihood and for coolness in moments of danger.
But I am not entirely without sympathy for genuine 'Sport': I can heartily admire the courage of the man who, with severe bodily toil, and at the risk of his life, hunts down some 'man-eating' tiger: and I can heartily sympathize with him when he exults in the glorious excitement of the chase and the hand-to-hand struggle with the monster brought to bay. But I can but look with deep wonder and sorrow on the hunter who, at his ease and in safety, can find pleasure in what involves, for some defenceless creature, wild terror and a death of agony: deeper, if the hunter be one who has pledged himself to preach to men the Religion of universal Love: deepest of all, if it be one of those 'tender and delicate' beings, whose very name serves as a symbol of Love--'thy love to me was wonderful, passing the love of women'--whose mission here is surely to help and comfort all that are in pain or sorrow!

'Farewell, farewell! but this I tell
To thee, thou Wedding-Guest!
He prayeth well, who loveth well
Both man and bird and beast.
He prayeth best, who loveth best
All things both great and small;
For the dear God who loveth us,
He made and loveth all.' ~ Lewis Carroll, Sylvie and Bruno,
449:Abstain from evil;
become established in piety;
purify your mind —
this is the Teaching of the Buddhas.
~ Dhammapada, 183
450:Actually, when we survey other people and are horrified by all the evils we "see" in them, we are but gazing unerringly into the mirror of our own souls. ~ Ken Wilber,
451:Whatever a man does, good or evil, comes back to him someday. And he pays for everything. ~ Valmiki Jayanti,
452:Why does God allow evil in the world? To thicken the plot. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
453:10 You, however, know all about my teaching, my way of life, my purpose, faith, patience, love, endurance,
11 persecutions, sufferings—what kinds of things happened to me in Antioch, Iconium and Lystra, the persecutions I endured. Yet the Lord rescued me from all of them.
12 In fact, everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted,
13 while evildoers and impostors will go from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived.
14 But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it,
15 and how from infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.
16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness,
17 so that the servant of God[a] may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. ~ 2 Timothy 3
454:One thing is needful. -- To "give style" to one's character-- a great and rare art! It is practiced by those who survey all the strengths and weaknesses of their nature and then fit them into an artistic plan until every one of them appears as art and reason and even weaknesses delight the eye. Here a large mass of second nature has been added; there a piece of original nature has been removed -- both times through long practice and daily work at it. Here the ugly that could not be removed is concealed; there it has been reinterpreted and made sublime. Much that is vague and resisted shaping has been saved and exploited for distant views; it is meant to beckon toward the far and immeasurable. In the end, when the work is finished, it becomes evident how the constraint of a single taste governed and formed everything large and small. Whether this taste was good or bad is less important than one might suppose, if only it was a single taste!

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

Conversely, it is the weak characters without power over themselves that hate the constraint of style. They feel that if this bitter and evil constraint were imposed upon them they would be demeaned; they become slaves as soon as they serve; they hate to serve. Such spirits -- and they may be of the first rank -- are always out to shape and interpret their environment as free nature: wild, arbitrary, fantastic, disorderly, and surprising. And they are well advised because it is only in this way that they can give pleasure to themselves. For one thing is needful: that a human being should attain satisfaction with himself, whether it be by means of this or that poetry or art; only then is a human being at all tolerable to behold. Whoever is dissatisfied with himself is continually ready for revenge, and we others will be his victims, if only by having to endure his ugly sight. For the sight of what is ugly makes one bad and gloomy. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche, The Gay Science, mod trans. Walter Kaufmann,
455:Prayer purifies us, reading instructs us. Both are good when both are possible. Otherwise, prayer is better than reading. ~ Saint Isidore of Seville,
456:We have come from God, and inevitably the myths woven by us, though they contain error, will also reflect a splintered fragment of the true light, the eternal truth that is with God. Indeed only by myth-making, only by becoming 'sub-creator' and inventing stories, can Man aspire to the state of perfection that he knew before the Fall. Our myths may be misguided, but they steer however shakily towards the true harbour, while materialistic 'progress' leads only to a yawning abyss and the Iron Crown of the power of evil. ~ J.R.R. Tolkien
1:New level, New devil. ~ joyce-meyer, @wisdomtrove
2:The end excuses any evil. ~ sophocles, @wisdomtrove
3:Evil counsel travels fast. ~ sophocles, @wisdomtrove
4:An evil life is a kind of death. ~ ovid, @wisdomtrove
5:Ill-gotten gains work evil. ~ sophocles, @wisdomtrove
6:The devil is God's ape! ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove
7:Evil is whatever distracts. ~ franz-kafka, @wisdomtrove
8:The devil has his elect. ~ thomas-carlyle, @wisdomtrove
9:History - the devil's scripture ~ lord-byron, @wisdomtrove
10:Evil gains work their punishment. ~ sophocles, @wisdomtrove
11:Give the devil his due. ~ miguel-de-cervantes, @wisdomtrove
12:Government is a necessary evil ~ thomas-paine, @wisdomtrove
13:Poetry is the Devil's wine. ~ saint-augustine, @wisdomtrove
14:The devil was the first democrat ~ lord-byron, @wisdomtrove
15:We are the living devils. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
16:I sin, but I'm not the devil. ~ marilyn-monroe, @wisdomtrove
17:To the devil with false modesty. ~ stephen-king, @wisdomtrove
18:I'm sin, but I'm not the devil. ~ marilyn-monroe, @wisdomtrove
19:Laziness is the mother of all evils. ~ sophocles, @wisdomtrove
20:No one who errs unwillingly is evil. ~ sophocles, @wisdomtrove
21:Of two evils, choose neither. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
22:All evil is good become cancerous. ~ isaac-asimov, @wisdomtrove
23:Complaints are prayers to the devil. ~ bob-marley, @wisdomtrove
24:Evil is the starry sky of the Good. ~ franz-kafka, @wisdomtrove
25:Ignorance is a tough evil to conquer. ~ sophocles, @wisdomtrove
26:Ignorance, the root and stem of all evil. ~ plato, @wisdomtrove
27:Evil comes from the ABUSE of free will ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
28:I do sin, but I am not the devil. ~ marilyn-monroe, @wisdomtrove
29:If not reason, then the devil. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
30:Indolence is the devil's cushion. ~ samuel-johnson, @wisdomtrove
31:Only a madman would give good for evil ~ euripedes, @wisdomtrove
32:The devil's voice is sweet to hear. ~ stephen-king, @wisdomtrove
33:There is no greater evil than anarchy. ~ sophocles, @wisdomtrove
34:Evil to some is always good to others ~ jane-austen, @wisdomtrove
35:Behind the cross is the devil. ~ miguel-de-cervantes, @wisdomtrove
36:Evil companions bring more hurt than profit. ~ aesop, @wisdomtrove
37:Evil requires the sanction of the victim. ~ ayn-rand, @wisdomtrove
38:In love there are two evils: war and peace. ~ horace, @wisdomtrove
39:It takes a man to make a devil. ~ henry-ward-beecher, @wisdomtrove
40:There is no evil as terrible as a woman. ~ euripedes, @wisdomtrove
41:Work is a necessary evil to be avoided. ~ mark-twain, @wisdomtrove
42:Evil is easy, and has infinite forms. ~ blaise-pascal, @wisdomtrove
43:Evil succeeds when good men do nothing ~ edmund-burke, @wisdomtrove
44:Fear is the tool of a man-made devil. ~ napoleon-hill, @wisdomtrove
45:For nothing is evil in the beginning. ~ j-r-r-tolkien, @wisdomtrove
46:Seek for good, but expect evil. ~ miguel-de-cervantes, @wisdomtrove
47:A canter is the cure for all evil. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
48:At birth the Devil touched my tongue. ~ dorothy-parker, @wisdomtrove
49:Complaint is a prayer to the devil. ~ michael-beckwith, @wisdomtrove
50:Evil prevails when good men fail to act. ~ edmund-burke, @wisdomtrove
51:Evil wishes, like chickens, come home to roost. ~ aesop, @wisdomtrove
52:If the gods do evil then they are not gods. ~ euripedes, @wisdomtrove
53:The lack of money is the root of all evil. ~ mark-twain, @wisdomtrove
54:When reason fails, the devil helps! ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
55:Active Evil is better than Passive Good. ~ william-blake, @wisdomtrove
56:Evil is that which one believes of others. ~ h-l-mencken, @wisdomtrove
57:Haste is of the devil. Slowness is of God. ~ h-l-mencken, @wisdomtrove
58:The canter is a cure for every evil. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
59:A church debt is the devil's salary. ~ henry-ward-beecher, @wisdomtrove
60:Evil is only good perverted. ~ henry-wadsworth-longfellow, @wisdomtrove
61:God is good, there is no devil but fear. ~ elbert-hubbard, @wisdomtrove
62:The snake stood up for evil in the Garden. ~ robert-frost, @wisdomtrove
63:Chilo advised, "not to speak evil of the dead." ~ diogenes, @wisdomtrove
64:Envy is as evil a thing as arrogance. ~ theodore-roosevelt, @wisdomtrove
65:Idle hands are the devil's playthings. ~ benjamin-franklin, @wisdomtrove
66:Idle men tempt the devil to tempt them. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
67:Indifference, to me, is the epitome of evil. ~ elie-wiesel, @wisdomtrove
68:Knowledge becomes evil if the aim be not virtuous. ~ plato, @wisdomtrove
69:Overcome the devils with a thing called love. ~ bob-marley, @wisdomtrove
70:The devil won't stay where there is music. ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove
71:To live without evil belongs only to the gods. ~ sophocles, @wisdomtrove
72:Well! Evil to some is always good to others. ~ jane-austen, @wisdomtrove
73:All things may corrupt when minds are prone to evil. ~ ovid, @wisdomtrove
74:Do not let us mistake necessary evils for good. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
75:Don't be in a hurry to change one evil for another. ~ aesop, @wisdomtrove
76:Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid. ~ ronald-reagan, @wisdomtrove
77:Ignorance is the mother of all evils. ~ michel-de-montaigne, @wisdomtrove
78:Return good for good; return evil with justice. ~ confucius, @wisdomtrove
79:There is nothing good or evil save in the will. ~ epictetus, @wisdomtrove
80:Being against evil doesn't make you good. ~ ernest-hemingway, @wisdomtrove
81:I can't explain 9/11, except the evil of man. ~ billy-graham, @wisdomtrove
82:It is always fair sailing, when you escape evil. ~ sophocles, @wisdomtrove
83:Lack of money is the root of all evil. ~ george-bernard-shaw, @wisdomtrove
84:The devil doesn't stay where there is music. ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove
85:The devil's happy when the critics run you off. ~ criss-jami, @wisdomtrove
86:Evil comes not amiss if it comes alone. ~ miguel-de-cervantes, @wisdomtrove
87:Evil is real - but so is God's power and love. ~ billy-graham, @wisdomtrove
88:Evil men by their own nature cannot ever prosper. ~ euripedes, @wisdomtrove
89:Good and evil both increase at compound interest. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
90:Not one false man but doth uncountable evil. ~ thomas-carlyle, @wisdomtrove
91:The only thing evil can't stand is forgiveness. ~ fred-rogers, @wisdomtrove
92:The worst evils are those that never arrive. ~ samuel-johnson, @wisdomtrove
93:To be free from evil thoughts is God's best gift. ~ aeschylus, @wisdomtrove
94:War is evil, but it is often the lesser evil. ~ george-orwell, @wisdomtrove
95:These are the evils which result from gossiping habits. ~ ovid, @wisdomtrove
96:Abraxas was the god who was both god and devil. ~ hermann-hesse, @wisdomtrove
97:Be strong! Don't talk of ghosts and devils. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
98:Fear is pain arising from the anticipation of evil. ~ aristotle, @wisdomtrove
99:Let evil wait for the day on which it must fall. ~ stephen-king, @wisdomtrove
100:Nothing is evil which is according to nature. ~ marcus-aurelius, @wisdomtrove
101:The past is one evil less and one memory more. ~ elbert-hubbard, @wisdomtrove
102:They must needs go whom the Devil drives. ~ miguel-de-cervantes, @wisdomtrove
103:We cannot cure the evils of politics with politics. ~ anais-nin, @wisdomtrove
104:Where there's music there can be no evil. ~ miguel-de-cervantes, @wisdomtrove
105:All this wealth excludes but one evil, poverty. ~ samuel-johnson, @wisdomtrove
106:Generalities are intellectually necessary evils. ~ aldous-huxley, @wisdomtrove
107:God became man, granted. The devil became a woman. ~ victor-hugo, @wisdomtrove
108:Riches, the incentives to evil, are dug out of the earth. ~ ovid, @wisdomtrove
109:The world is evil only when you become its slave. ~ henri-nouwen, @wisdomtrove
110:The meanest thing in the world is the devil. ~ henry-ward-beecher, @wisdomtrove
111:Above all else , the devil can not stand to be mocked. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
112:Destroy the seed of evil, or it will grow up to your ruin. ~ aesop, @wisdomtrove
113:Speak not evil of the absent for it is unjust. ~ george-washington, @wisdomtrove
114:Still we love the evil we do, until we suffer it. ~ samuel-johnson, @wisdomtrove
115:The greatest of all evils is a weak government ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
116:The safeguards of virtue are hateful to the evil disposed. ~ aesop, @wisdomtrove
117:We must as second best... take the least of the evils. ~ aristotle, @wisdomtrove
118:Where there is no opposition to evil, it multiplies. ~ joyce-meyer, @wisdomtrove
119:Alimony - the ransom that the happy pay to the devil. ~ h-l-mencken, @wisdomtrove
120:Evil thrives on apathy and cannot exist without it. ~ hannah-arendt, @wisdomtrove
121:... Hope endures and overcomes misfortune and evil. ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove
122:I would rather be ignorant than knowledgeable of evils. ~ aeschylus, @wisdomtrove
123:The authors of great evils know best how to remove them. ~ plutarch, @wisdomtrove
124:The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose. ~ william-shakespeare, @wisdomtrove
125:The devil is not afraid of a dust-covered Bible. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
126:Come, let us sing a psalm, and drive away the devil. ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove
127:Hatred of evil does not diminish evil, it increases it. ~ gary-zukav, @wisdomtrove
128:In God's great vaudeville, Mother is the headliner. ~ elbert-hubbard, @wisdomtrove
129:One that confounds good and evil is an enemy to good. ~ edmund-burke, @wisdomtrove
130:The cure for the evils of democracy is more democracy. ~ h-l-mencken, @wisdomtrove
131:You can give the Devil too much or too little attention. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
132:I see a word that hates evil more than it loves good. ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove
133:Money the root of all evil, unless used for good purpose ~ henry-ford, @wisdomtrove
134:Readers are advised to remember that the devil is a liar. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
135:Right defeated is stronger than evil triumphant. ~ martin-luther-king, @wisdomtrove
136:There are no explanations for human evil. Only excuses. ~ dean-koontz, @wisdomtrove
137:To ignore evil is to become an accomplice to it. ~ martin-luther-king, @wisdomtrove
138:Marriage and sex and money the only living devils. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
139:The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance.  ~ socrates, @wisdomtrove
140:The quiet conscience is an invention of the devil. ~ albert-schweitzer, @wisdomtrove
141:The world's a stage, & everything else is Vaudeville. ~ alan-moore, @wisdomtrove
142:Any eye is an evil eye That looks in on to a mood apart. ~ robert-frost, @wisdomtrove
143:Don't just let the devil use your mind as a garbage dump. ~ joyce-meyer, @wisdomtrove
144:Length of days with an evil heart is only length of misery. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
145:Politics is the choice between the lesser of two evils. ~ george-orwell, @wisdomtrove
146:Respect the gods and the devils but keep them at a distance ~ confucius, @wisdomtrove
147:Terrorism is the preferred weapon of weak and evil men. ~ ronald-reagan, @wisdomtrove
148:There are no evil thoughts except one; the refusal to think. ~ ayn-rand, @wisdomtrove
149:No evil can happen to a good man, either in life or after death. ~ plato, @wisdomtrove
150:So far any one shuns evils, so far as he does good. ~ emanuel-swedenborg, @wisdomtrove
151:The devil's most devilish when respectable. ~ elizabeth-barrett-browning, @wisdomtrove
152:Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before. ~ mae-west, @wisdomtrove
153:Evil was coming. I wondered whose face it would be wearing. ~ dean-koontz, @wisdomtrove
154:The trouble with New Age music is that there's no evil in it. ~ brian-eno, @wisdomtrove
155:We are each our own devil, and we make this world our hell. ~ oscar-wilde, @wisdomtrove
156:He who is in evil, is also in the punishment of evil. ~ emanuel-swedenborg, @wisdomtrove
157:Most "necessary evils" are far more evil than necessary. ~ richard-branson, @wisdomtrove
158:My devil had been long caged, he came out roaring ~ robert-louis-stevenson, @wisdomtrove
159:I love Allah: I have no time left in which to hate the devil. ~ rabia-basri, @wisdomtrove
160:I simply want to live; to cause no evil to anyone but myself. ~ leo-tolstoy, @wisdomtrove
161:I will not say, do not weep, for not all tears are an evil. ~ j-r-r-tolkien, @wisdomtrove
162:There has to be evil so that good can prove its purity above it.   ~ buddha, @wisdomtrove
163:There is no such thing as evil. Only relative degrees of good. ~ meher-baba, @wisdomtrove
164:To err is human, to repent divine; to persist devilish. ~ benjamin-franklin, @wisdomtrove
165:Vice itself lost half its evil, by losing all its grossness. ~ edmund-burke, @wisdomtrove
166:In an evil hour thou bring'st her home. [You are marrying a shrew.] ~ horace, @wisdomtrove
167:Look for Buddha outside your own mind, and Buddha becomes the devil. ~ dogen, @wisdomtrove
168:The protection of evil must be the most self-destructive job. ~ alice-walker, @wisdomtrove
169:There is no greater evil for men than the constraint of fortune. ~ sophocles, @wisdomtrove
170:There is no security, no safety, in the appeasement of evil. ~ ronald-reagan, @wisdomtrove
171:They that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils. ~ francis-bacon, @wisdomtrove
172:Who does not know the evils of war cannot appreciate its benefits. ~ sun-tzu, @wisdomtrove
173:Why does God allow evil in the world? To thicken the plot. ~ sri-ramakrishna, @wisdomtrove
174:Everything at some point has been declared the root of all evil. ~ criss-jami, @wisdomtrove
175:Honesty, by evil fortune tried, Finds in adversity the seed of praise. ~ ovid, @wisdomtrove
176:If a man sets his heart on benevolence he will be free from evil. ~ confucius, @wisdomtrove
177:In avoiding one evil we fall into another, if we use not discretion. ~ horace, @wisdomtrove
178:There are a thousand forms of evil; there will be a thousand remedies. ~ ovid, @wisdomtrove
179:Work banishes those three great evils, boredom, vice, and poverty. ~ voltaire, @wisdomtrove
180:All human beings are commingled out of good and evil. ~ robert-louis-stevenson, @wisdomtrove
181:Hard times always uncover the basic goodness and evil of the day. ~ zig-ziglar, @wisdomtrove
182:If a man serves not God only, then surely he serves the devil. ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove
183:The Devil, can sometimes do a very gentlemanly thing. ~ robert-louis-stevenson, @wisdomtrove
184:What we call evil is the absence of Light, of love, in all cases. ~ gary-zukav, @wisdomtrove
185:All concerns of men go wrong when they wish to cure evil with evil. ~ sophocles, @wisdomtrove
186:A woman being never at a loss... the devil always sticks by them. ~ lord-byron, @wisdomtrove
187:Don't take my devils away, because my angels may flee too. ~ rainer-maria-rilke, @wisdomtrove
188:Labor rids us of three great evils&
189:Poverty possesses this disease; through want it teaches a man evil. ~ euripedes, @wisdomtrove
190:When evil men burn and bomb, good men must build and bind. ~ martin-luther-king, @wisdomtrove
191:If we seek the Buddha outside the mind, the Buddha changes into a devil. ~ dogen, @wisdomtrove
192:Innocence does not protect you from the evil designs of others. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
193:I would rather be a little nobody, than to be a evil somebody. ~ abraham-lincoln, @wisdomtrove
194:The place to begin the task of eliminating evil is within yourself. ~ gary-zukav, @wisdomtrove
195:With the collapse of vaudeville new talent has no place to stink. ~ george-burns, @wisdomtrove
196:You can't have good without evil, pleasure without pain, and so on. ~ ken-wilber, @wisdomtrove
197:Captivity is the greatest of all evils that can befall one. ~ miguel-de-cervantes, @wisdomtrove
198:Evil is a necessary part of the order of the universe. ~ william-somerset-maugham, @wisdomtrove
199:I made a bargain with him, the chief in a world we can't see. (devil) ~ bob-dylan, @wisdomtrove
200:Man can hardly even recognize the devils of his own creation. ~ albert-schweitzer, @wisdomtrove
201:One cannot use an evil action with reference to a good intention. ~ denis-diderot, @wisdomtrove
202:Only a writer who has the sense of evil can make goodness readable. ~ e-m-forster, @wisdomtrove
203:There is nothing in itself which is wrong or evil not even murder. ~ henry-miller, @wisdomtrove
204:To sin is a human business, to justify sins is a devilish business. ~ leo-tolstoy, @wisdomtrove
205:If you try to cure evil with evil you will add more pain to your fate. ~ sophocles, @wisdomtrove
206:It is very hard for evil to take hold of the unconsenting soul. ~ ursula-k-le-guin, @wisdomtrove
207:Most of the evil in this world is done by people with good intentions. ~ t-s-eliot, @wisdomtrove
208:One cannot use an evil action with reference to a good intention. ~ thomas-aquinas, @wisdomtrove
209:They [The Soviet Union] are the focus of evil in the modern world. ~ ronald-reagan, @wisdomtrove
210:“We are spinning our own fates, good or evil, never to be undone.” ~ william-james, @wisdomtrove
211:What problems?" "Well for starters.. you're an evil duck killer. ~ nicholas-sparks, @wisdomtrove
212:When evil times prevail, take care to preserve the serenity of your hear. ~ horace, @wisdomtrove
213:Death is not the worst evil, but rather when we wish to die and cannot. ~ sophocles, @wisdomtrove
214:If you don't set the tone for the day, the devil will set it for you. ~ joel-osteen, @wisdomtrove
215:I tiger can smile A snake will say it loves you Lies make us evil ~ chuck-palahniuk, @wisdomtrove
216:Life is neither good or evil, but only a place for good and evil. ~ marcus-aurelius, @wisdomtrove
217:Love wills the good of all and never wills harm or evil to any ~ aiden-wilson-tozer, @wisdomtrove
218:No man is justified in doing evil on the ground of expedience. ~ theodore-roosevelt, @wisdomtrove
219:The devil loves &
220:You have to understand the good in things, to detect the real evil. ~ j-r-r-tolkien, @wisdomtrove
221:A pessimist is one who when he has a choice of two evils chooses both. ~ oscar-wilde, @wisdomtrove
222:Good can exist without evil, whereas evil cannot exist without good. ~ denis-diderot, @wisdomtrove
223:In any compromise between good and evil, it is only evil that can profit. ~ ayn-rand, @wisdomtrove
224:Pessimist: One who, when he has the choice of two evils, chooses both. ~ oscar-wilde, @wisdomtrove
225:The act of evil breeds others to follow, young sins in its own likeness. ~ aeschylus, @wisdomtrove
226:The confession of evil works is the first beginning of good works. ~ saint-augustine, @wisdomtrove
227:The devil never tempted a man whom he found judiciously employed. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
228:The devil will give up when he sees that you are not going to give in. ~ joyce-meyer, @wisdomtrove
229:There is a strange interdependence between thoughtlessness and evil. ~ hannah-arendt, @wisdomtrove
230:The ultimate test ... to see the good in evil and the evil in good. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
231:All quotesAwarenessEvilKarmaRealitySufferingUnderstandingWisdommore... ~ bodhidharma, @wisdomtrove
232:Better not read books in which you make acquaintance of the devil. ~ reinhold-niebuhr, @wisdomtrove
233:Good can exist without evil, whereas evil cannot exist without good. ~ thomas-aquinas, @wisdomtrove
234:Heaven sends down its good and evil symbols and wise men act accordingly. ~ confucius, @wisdomtrove
235:If God is, why is there evil? But if God is not, why is there good? ~ saint-augustine, @wisdomtrove
236:It is a man’s own mind, not his enemy or foe, that lures him to evil ways.   ~ buddha, @wisdomtrove
237:It's just as evil to kill Vietnamese as it is to kill Americans. ~ martin-luther-king, @wisdomtrove
238:Most men are not wicked... They are sleep-walkers, not evil evildoers. ~ franz-kafka, @wisdomtrove
239:Neither gods nor men can foresee when an evil deed will bear its fruit. ~ bodhidharma, @wisdomtrove
240:The omission of good is no less reprehensible than the commission of evil. ~ plutarch, @wisdomtrove
241:All a man's affairs become diseased when he wishes to cure evils by evils. ~ sophocles, @wisdomtrove
242:All evil stems from this-that we do. Know how to handle your solitude. ~ blaise-pascal, @wisdomtrove
243:Good is that which promotes life, evil is that which destroys life ~ albert-schweitzer, @wisdomtrove
244:In addition to innocence, we have to have knowledge of good and evil. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
245:It is human to err, but it is devilish to remain willfully in error. ~ saint-augustine, @wisdomtrove
246:So over violent, or over civil that every man with him was God or Devil. ~ john-dryden, @wisdomtrove
247:All that needs to be done for evil to prevail is good men doing nothing. ~ edmund-burke, @wisdomtrove
248:Benefits bestowed upon the evil-disposed, increase their means of injuring you. ~ aesop, @wisdomtrove
249:Make happiness a habit. Be so happy you drive the devil stark-raving mad. ~ joyce-meyer, @wisdomtrove
250:The devil doesn't need an advocate. The brave need supporters, not critics ~ seth-godin, @wisdomtrove
251:The Devil fears the word of God, He can't bite it; it breaks his teeth. ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove
252:The devil should not be allowed to keep all the best tunes for himself. ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove
253:We are not evil, inadequate or incompetent when our relationships fail. ~ leo-buscaglia, @wisdomtrove
254:Where there is mystery, it is generally suspected there must also be evil. ~ lord-byron, @wisdomtrove
255:By swallowing evil words unsaid, no one has ever harmed his stomach. ~ winston-churchill, @wisdomtrove
256:For where God built a church, there the Devil would also build a chapel. ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove
257:It is God who makes woman beautiful, it is the devil who makes her pretty. ~ victor-hugo, @wisdomtrove
258:It is well said that neglected prayer is the birth-place of all evil. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
259:Men's evil manners live in brass, their virtues we write in water. ~ william-shakespeare, @wisdomtrove
260:Morality which is based on ideas, or on an ideal, is an unmitigated evil. ~ d-h-lawrence, @wisdomtrove
261:The evils of mortals are manifold; nowhere is trouble of the same wing seen. ~ aeschylus, @wisdomtrove
262:The first evil those who are prone to talk suffer, is that they hear nothing. ~ plutarch, @wisdomtrove
263:The Goddess Fortune is the devil's servant, ready to kiss any one's ass. ~ william-blake, @wisdomtrove
264:Atheism is a strange thing. Even the devils never fell into that vice. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
265:A viler evil than to murder a man, is to sell him suicide as an act of virtue. ~ ayn-rand, @wisdomtrove
266:Non-cooperation with evil is as much a duty as is cooperation with good. ~ mahatma-gandhi, @wisdomtrove
267:That's the temptation of the devil: "Turn stones into bread! Be relevant!" ~ henri-nouwen, @wisdomtrove
269:No notice is taken of a little evil, but when it increases it strikes the eye. ~ aristotle, @wisdomtrove
270:The devil is a better theologian than any of us and is a devil still. ~ aiden-wilson-tozer, @wisdomtrove
271:The evil of the world is made possible by nothing but the sanction you give it. ~ ayn-rand, @wisdomtrove
272:According to Christian teachers, the essential vice, the utmost evil, is Pride. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
273:Boredom is the root of all evil - the despairing refusal to be oneself. ~ soren-kierkegaard, @wisdomtrove
274:Good people know about both good and evil: bad people do not know about either. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
275:I do not believe in a God of theology who rewards good and punishes evil. ~ albert-einstein, @wisdomtrove
276:It is devilish difficult to criticise society & also create human beings. ~ e-m-forster, @wisdomtrove
277:There is only one way to put an end to evil, and that is to do good for evil. ~ leo-tolstoy, @wisdomtrove
278:All governments are in equal measure good and evil. The best ideal is anarchy. ~ leo-tolstoy, @wisdomtrove
279:All severity that does not tend to increase good, or prevent evil, is idle. ~ samuel-johnson, @wisdomtrove
280:One who condones evils is just as guilty as the one who perpetrates it. ~ martin-luther-king, @wisdomtrove
281:Our labour preserves us from three great evils - weariness, vice, and want. ~ voltaire, @wisdomtrove
282:Suicide carried off many. Drink and the devil took care of the rest ~ robert-louis-stevenson, @wisdomtrove
283:There is some good in the worst of us, and some evil in the best of us. ~ martin-luther-king, @wisdomtrove
284:Whoever lives among many evils just as I, how can dying not be a source of gain? ~ sophocles, @wisdomtrove
285:Communism is evil. Its driving forces are the deadly sins of envy and hatred. ~ peter-drucker, @wisdomtrove
286:He who sins easily, sins less. The very power Renders less vigorous the roots of evil. ~ ovid, @wisdomtrove
287:If you get down and quarell everyday, you're saying prayers to the devil, I say. ~ bob-marley, @wisdomtrove
288:If you must choose between two evils, pick the one you've never tried before. ~ steven-wright, @wisdomtrove
289:Those who return evil for good should not expect the kindness of others to last long. ~ aesop, @wisdomtrove
290:It's better to be good than evil, but one achieves goodness at a terrific cost. ~ stephen-king, @wisdomtrove
291:I would prefer as friend a good man ignorant than one more clever who is evil too. ~ euripedes, @wisdomtrove
292:The bad thing of war is, that it makes more evil people than it can take away. ~ immanuel-kant, @wisdomtrove
293:The devil can only destroy those who are already on their way to damnation. ~ geoffrey-chaucer, @wisdomtrove
294:The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing. ~ edmund-burke, @wisdomtrove
295:There is no greater evil one can suffer than to hate reasonable discourse. ~ soren-kierkegaard, @wisdomtrove
296:To die for faction is a common evil, But to be hanged for nonsense is the devil. ~ john-dryden, @wisdomtrove
297:All evil is like a nightmare; the instant you stir under it, the evil is gone. ~ thomas-carlyle, @wisdomtrove
298:Death is not the greatest of evils; it is worse to want to die, and not be able to. ~ sophocles, @wisdomtrove
299:Good and evil thoughts are each a potent power, and they fill the universe. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
300:I do not concern myself with gods and spirits either good or evil nor do I serve any. ~ lao-tzu, @wisdomtrove
301:It is much easier at all times to prevent an evil than to rectify mistakes. ~ george-washington, @wisdomtrove
302:I will not and cannot believe that evil is the normal condition of mankind. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
303:Most of the evils of life arise from man's being unable to sit still in a room. ~ blaise-pascal, @wisdomtrove
304:The reason for evil in the world is that people are not able to tell their stories. ~ carl-jung, @wisdomtrove
305:This age will die not as a result of some evil, but from a lack of passion. ~ soren-kierkegaard, @wisdomtrove
306:Worse than a true evil is it to bear the burden of faults that are not truly yours. ~ euripedes, @wisdomtrove
307:After the devil himself, there is no worse folk than the pope and his followers. ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove
308:Callous, adj. Gifted with great fortitude to bear the evils afflicting another. ~ ambrose-bierce, @wisdomtrove
309:Glutton - A person who escapes the evils of moderation by committing dyspepsia. ~ ambrose-bierce, @wisdomtrove
310:Many evil things there are that your strong walls and bright swords do not stay. ~ j-r-r-tolkien, @wisdomtrove
311:The important thing is to teach a child that good can always triumph over evil... ~ walt-disney, @wisdomtrove
312:We must just stay awake and see evil done for a little while it's not always. ~ william-faulkner, @wisdomtrove
313:When one has once accepted and absorbed Evil, it no longer demands to be believed. ~ franz-kafka, @wisdomtrove
314:All human evil comes from a single cause, man's inability to sit still in a room. ~ blaise-pascal, @wisdomtrove
315:A passionate attachment of one nation for another produces a variety of evils ~ george-washington, @wisdomtrove
316:God judged it better to bring good out of evil than to suffer no evil to exist. ~ saint-augustine, @wisdomtrove
317:What we call evil, it seems to me, is simply ignorance bumping its head in the dark. ~ henry-ford, @wisdomtrove
318:All the cunning of the devil is exercised in trying to tear us away from the word. ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove
319:A poet is not an apostle; he drives out devils only by the power of the devil. ~ soren-kierkegaard, @wisdomtrove
320:Evil spreads with the wind; truth is capable of spreading even against it. ~ paramahansa-yogananda, @wisdomtrove
321:Far from idleness being the root of all evil, it is rather the only true good. ~ soren-kierkegaard, @wisdomtrove
322:I am devilishly afraid, that's certain; but ... I'll sing, that I may seem valiant. ~ john-dryden, @wisdomtrove
323:I rather like the World. The Flesh is pleasing and the Devil does not trouble me. ~ elbert-hubbard, @wisdomtrove
324:Nothing bothers the devil more than a Christian delighting in God’s presence. ~ aiden-wilson-tozer, @wisdomtrove
325:There can be no justification for choosing any part of that which one knows to be evil. ~ ayn-rand, @wisdomtrove
326:The worst evils of life are those which do not exist except in our imagination. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
327:We never find out the strength of the evil impulse inside us until we try to fight it. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
328:By the fruit the tree is to be known. An evil tree cannot bring forth good fruit. ~ abraham-lincoln, @wisdomtrove
329:Love is the medicine of all moral evil. By it the world is to be cured of sin. ~ henry-ward-beecher, @wisdomtrove
330:No, evidently habit means a lot. The devil knows what habit can do to a person. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
331:The devil flees before the sound of music almost as much as before the Word of God. ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove
332:No evil is insupportable but that which is accompanied with consciousness of wrong. ~ samuel-johnson, @wisdomtrove
333:The descent to hell is easy and those who begin by worshipping power, soon worship evil. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
334:The existence of any evil anywhere at any time absolutely ruins a total optimism. ~ george-santayana, @wisdomtrove
335:The multitude of books is a great evil. There is no limit to this fever for writing. ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove
336:Ugliness is a lack of harmony, assuredly. And evil is the same thing of course. ~ jiddu-krishnamurti, @wisdomtrove
337:Evil resides in the very gaze which perceives Evil all around itself. ~ georg-wilhelm-friedrich-hegel, @wisdomtrove
338:It is a cursed evil to any man to become as absorbed in any subject as I am in mine. ~ charles-darwin, @wisdomtrove
339:Some have little power to do good, and have likewise little strength to resist evil. ~ samuel-johnson, @wisdomtrove
340:The mediation by the serpent was necessary. Evil can seduce man, but cannot become man. ~ franz-kafka, @wisdomtrove
341:There's no one as transparent as the person who thinks he's devilish deep. ~ william-somerset-maugham, @wisdomtrove
342:To be true is manly, chivalrous, Christian; to be false is mean, cowardly, devilish. ~ thomas-carlyle, @wisdomtrove
343:When one with honeyed words but evil mind Persuades the mob, great woes befall the state. ~ euripedes, @wisdomtrove
344:Attack the evil that is within yourself, rather than attacking the evil that is in others. ~ confucius, @wisdomtrove
345:Be careful lest in casting out the devils you cast out the best thing that’s in you. ~ joseph-campbell, @wisdomtrove
346:God seeks comrades and claims love, The devil seeks slaves and claims obedience. ~ rabindranath-tagore, @wisdomtrove
347:I have the most evil memories of Spain, but I have very few bad memories of Spaniards. ~ george-orwell, @wisdomtrove
348:Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
349:If Christ has died for me, I cannot trifle with the evil that killed my best Friend. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
350:Necessity is an evil; but there is no necessity for continuing to live subject to necessity. ~ epicurus, @wisdomtrove
351:Roguery is thought by some to be cunning and laughable: it is neither; it is devilish. ~ thomas-carlyle, @wisdomtrove
352:The devil hath not, in all his quiver's choice, An arrow for the heart like a sweet voice. ~ lord-byron, @wisdomtrove
353:Evil is the product of the ability of humans to make abstract that which is concrete. ~ jean-paul-sartre, @wisdomtrove
354:It was pride that changed angels into devils; it is humility that makes men as angels. ~ saint-augustine, @wisdomtrove
355:Long ago I ceased to count heads. Truth is usually in the minority in this evil world ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
356:Ugliness and evil are necessary for growth but they may be experienced vicariously. ~ jiddu-krishnamurti, @wisdomtrove
357:According to the Sutras, evil deeds result in hardships and good deeds result in blessings. ~ bodhidharma, @wisdomtrove
358:And that one hunting, which the Devil design'd For one fair female, lost him half the kind. ~ john-dryden, @wisdomtrove
359:Eating too much meat gives you indigestion and evil thoughts make you eat too much meat. ~ gertrude-stein, @wisdomtrove
360:Evil people you never forget them. And that's the aim of any actress-never to be forgotten. ~ bette-davis, @wisdomtrove
361:I know many books which have bored their readers, but I know of none which has done real evil. ~ voltaire, @wisdomtrove
362:Men whose wit has been mother of villainy once have learned from it to be evil in all things. ~ sophocles, @wisdomtrove
363:The Fate of good men who refuse to become involved in politics is to be ruled by evil men. ~ edmund-burke, @wisdomtrove
364:The humblest individual exerts some influence, either for good or evil, upon others. ~ henry-ward-beecher, @wisdomtrove
365:Almost all the moral good which is left among us is the apparent effect of physical evil. ~ samuel-johnson, @wisdomtrove
366:Good, as it ripens, becomes continually more different not only from evil but from other good. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
367:Good never come of such evil, a happier end was not in nature to so unhappy a beginning. ~ charles-dickens, @wisdomtrove
368:I am more afraid of those who are terrified of the devil than I am of the devil himself. ~ teresa-of-avila, @wisdomtrove
369:Language is an intrinsic part of who we are and what has, for good or evil, happened to us. ~ alice-walker, @wisdomtrove
370:There's evil in the world, all right. Being aware of it makes you a realist, not a paranoid. ~ dean-koontz, @wisdomtrove
371:Whenever power is used for evil, it becomes diabolical; it must be used for good only. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
372:Conquer anger by love, evil by good; conquer the miser with liberality, and the liar with truth.   ~ buddha, @wisdomtrove
373:Don't let us make imaginary evils, when you know we have so many real ones to encounter. ~ oliver-goldsmith, @wisdomtrove
374:Evil must be attacked by. . . the day to day assault of the battering rams of justice. ~ martin-luther-king, @wisdomtrove
375:The purpose of life is not to fight against evil and misfortune; it is to unveil magnificence. ~ alan-cohen, @wisdomtrove
376:There can be no Good Will. Will is always Evil; it is persecution to others or selfishness. ~ william-blake, @wisdomtrove
377:There is no man on Earth or devil in Hell who can keep you from the very best God put in you. ~ joyce-meyer, @wisdomtrove
378:Evils, like poisons, have their uses, and there are diseases which no other remedy can reach. ~ thomas-paine, @wisdomtrove
379:However things may seem, no evil thing is success and no good thing is failure. ~ henry-wadsworth-longfellow, @wisdomtrove
380:It is not a God, just and good, but a devil, under the name of God, that the Bible describes. ~ thomas-paine, @wisdomtrove
381:It would be absurd if we did not understand both angels and devils, since we invented them. ~ john-steinbeck, @wisdomtrove
382:Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction. ~ blaise-pascal, @wisdomtrove
383:Does the devil possess you? You're leaping over the hedge before you come at the stile. ~ miguel-de-cervantes, @wisdomtrove
384:Much evil must befall a country before it wholly forgets the Elves, if once they dwelt there. ~ j-r-r-tolkien, @wisdomtrove
385:There are some situations from which one can only escape by acting like a devil or a lunatic. ~ george-orwell, @wisdomtrove
386:Be this our wall of brass, to be conscious of having done no evil, and to grow pale at no accusation. ~ horace, @wisdomtrove
387:Endued with evenness of mind, one casts off, in this very life, both good deeds and evil deeds. ~ adi-shankara, @wisdomtrove
388:Evil is not to be traced back to the individual but to the collective behavior of humanity. ~ reinhold-niebuhr, @wisdomtrove
389:He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils; for time is the greatest innovator. ~ francis-bacon, @wisdomtrove
390:I believe that all government is evil, and that trying to improve it is largely a waste of time. ~ h-l-mencken, @wisdomtrove
391:Know one knows whether death, which people fear to be the greatest evil, may not be the greatest good. ~ plato, @wisdomtrove
392:So you think that money is the root of all evil. Have you ever asked what is the root of all money? ~ ayn-rand, @wisdomtrove
393:The root of evil is in the illusion that we are bodies. This, if any, is the original sin. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
394:This is the way of peace: Overcome evil with good, falsehood with truth, and hatred with love. ~ peace-pilgrim, @wisdomtrove
395:Buddha means awareness, the awareness of body and mind that prevents evil from arising in either. ~ bodhidharma, @wisdomtrove
396:It is our choice of good or evil that determines our character, not our opinion about good or evil. ~ aristotle, @wisdomtrove
397:Resist beginnings: it is too late to employ medicine when the evil has grown strong by inveterate habit. ~ ovid, @wisdomtrove
398:The battle between good and evil is endlessly fascinating because we are participants every day. ~ stephen-king, @wisdomtrove
399:The choice before human beings, is not, as a rule, between good and evil but between two evils. ~ george-orwell, @wisdomtrove
400:There is no worse evil than a bad woman; and nothing has ever been produced better than a good one. ~ euripedes, @wisdomtrove
401:The winds are nothing else but good or bad spirits. Hark! how the Devil is puffing and blowing. ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove
402:We may not be able to stop evil in the world, but how we treat one another is entirely up to us. ~ barack-obama, @wisdomtrove
403:We never do evil so effectually as when we are led to do it by a false principle of conscience. ~ blaise-pascal, @wisdomtrove
404:A Sunday school is a prison in which children do penance for the evil conscience of their parents. ~ h-l-mencken, @wisdomtrove
405:God did not create evil. Just as darkness is the absence of light, evil is the absence of God. ~ albert-einstein, @wisdomtrove
406:My uncertainty disappeared. Segregation is evil, and I cannot, as a minister, condone evil. ~ martin-luther-king, @wisdomtrove
407:The curse of ignorance is that man without being good or evil is nevertheless satisfied with himself ~ sophocles, @wisdomtrove
408:The devil is no longer looking for an open door in your life. He will take any crack you give him. ~ joyce-meyer, @wisdomtrove
409:There is no harder shield for the devil to pierce with temptation than singing with prayer. ~ henry-ward-beecher, @wisdomtrove
410:There is no source of evil. There is only a Stream of Well-Being, which you are allowing, or not. ~ esther-hicks, @wisdomtrove
411:The relish of good and evil depends in a great measure upon the opinion we have of them.   ~ michel-de-montaigne, @wisdomtrove
412:The ulterior motives with which you absorb and assimilate Evil are not your own but those of Evil. ~ franz-kafka, @wisdomtrove
413:He that is kind is free, though he is a slave; he that is evil is a slave, though he be a king. ~ saint-augustine, @wisdomtrove
414:The Englishman is too apt to neglect the present good in preparing against the possible evil. ~ washington-irving, @wisdomtrove
415:The Holy Spirit can cast out the evil spirit of the fear of man. He can make the coward brave. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
416:We cannot freely and wisely choose the right way for ourselves unless we know both good and evil. ~ hellen-keller, @wisdomtrove
417:But a lie is a lie, and in itself intrinsically evil, whether it be told with good or bad intents. ~ immanuel-kant, @wisdomtrove
418:Courts are places where the ending is written first and all that precedes is simply vaudeville. ~ charles-bukowski, @wisdomtrove
419:I think the world is full of evil people. I think in some ways we're in more danger now than before. ~ dean-koontz, @wisdomtrove
420:It is no good casting out devils. They belong to us, we must accept them and be at peace with them. ~ d-h-lawrence, @wisdomtrove
421:One of the evils of money is that it tempts us to look at it rather than at the things that it buys. ~ e-m-forster, @wisdomtrove
422:Our bodies are always exposed to Satan. The maladies I suffer are not natural, but Devil's spells. ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove
423:The greatest evil that can befall man is that he should come to think ill of himself. ~ johann-wolfgang-von-goethe, @wisdomtrove
424:“The world is all the richer for having a devil in it, so long as we keep our foot upon his neck.” ~ william-james, @wisdomtrove
425:The world's oldest wisdom: each evil thought infuses the mind, sooner or later, with an unholy fear. ~ sri-chinmoy, @wisdomtrove
426:A cunning fellow is man, inventive beyond all expectation, he reaches sometimes evil and sometimes good ~ sophocles, @wisdomtrove
427:At Sussen, the Devil carried off, last Good Friday, three grooms who had devoted themselves to him. ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove
428:Free will, though it makes evil possible, also makes possible any love or goodness or joy worth having. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
429:Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one. ~ thomas-paine, @wisdomtrove
430:I hope that real love and truth are stronger in the end than any evil or misfortune in the world. ~ charles-dickens, @wisdomtrove
431:No government or social system is so evil that its people must be considered as lacking in virtue. ~ john-f-kennedy, @wisdomtrove
432:People ... have tried to evoke God or devil to justify them in what their glands insisted upon. ~ william-faulkner, @wisdomtrove
433:The combative instinct is a savage prompting by which one man's good is found in another's evil. ~ george-santayana, @wisdomtrove
434:The cross is offensive because it directly confronts the evils which dominate so much of this world. ~ billy-graham, @wisdomtrove
435:The sad truth is that most evil is done by people who never make up their minds to be good or evil. ~ hannah-arendt, @wisdomtrove
436:We know of no cure for the love of evil in a Christian like daily communion with the Lord Jesus. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
437:All attempts by the State to bias the conclusions of its citizens on disputed subjects, are evil. ~ john-stuart-mill, @wisdomtrove
438:Evils we have had continually calling for reformation, and reformations more grievous than any evils. ~ edmund-burke, @wisdomtrove
439:May you have plenty of wealth, you men of Ephesus, in order that you may be punished for your evil ways ~ heraclitus, @wisdomtrove
440:People cannot accept their own evil if they do not at the same time feel loved, respected and trusted. ~ jean-vanier, @wisdomtrove
441:The devil loves it when we say we believe then prioritize everything in our lives ahead of God. ~ aiden-wilson-tozer, @wisdomtrove
442:The more one is absorbed in fighting evil, the less one is tempted to place the good in question. ~ jean-paul-sartre, @wisdomtrove
443:The progress of the world through all its evils making it fit for the ideals, slowly but surely. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
444:A rebel adult often seems like a glorious savior, whereas a rebel child often seems like a little devil. ~ criss-jami, @wisdomtrove
445:It shook up Trout to realize that even he could bring evil into the world — in the form of bad ideas. ~ kurt-vonnegut, @wisdomtrove
446:How indestructibly the good grows, and propagates itself, even among the weedy entanglements of evil. ~ thomas-carlyle, @wisdomtrove
447:I am so changeable, being everything by turns and nothing long - such a strange melange of good and evil. ~ lord-byron, @wisdomtrove
448:I think pickles are cucumbers that sold out. They sold their soul to the devil, and the devil is dill. ~ mitch-hedberg, @wisdomtrove
449:Learn to recognise the mother in Evil, Terror, Sorrow, Denial, as well as in Sweetness and in Joy. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
450:Never let the brain idle. ‘An idle mind is the devil’s workshop.’ And the devil’s name is Alzheimer’s. ~ george-carlin, @wisdomtrove
451:Nothing is easier than to denounce the evildoer; nothing is more difficult than to understand him. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
452:One of the evils of democracy is, you have to put up with the man you elect whether you want him or not. ~ will-rogers, @wisdomtrove
453:Some people show evil as a great racehorse shows breeding. They have the dignity of a hard chancre. ~ ernest-hemingway, @wisdomtrove
454:Unless a man becomes the enemy of an evil, he will not even become its slave but rather its champion. ~ g-k-chesterton, @wisdomtrove
455:A blemish may be removed from a diamond by careful polishing, but evil words once spoken cannot be effaced. ~ confucius, @wisdomtrove
456:God's men are better than the devil's men, and they ought to act as though they thought they were. ~ henry-ward-beecher, @wisdomtrove
457:I confess I have yet to learn that a lesson of the purest good may not be drawn from the vilest evil. ~ charles-dickens, @wisdomtrove
458:It is the duty of every true Deist to vindicate the moral justice of God against the evils of the Bible. ~ thomas-paine, @wisdomtrove
459:Jonathan sighed. The price of being misunderstood, he thought. They call you devil or they call you god. ~ richard-bach, @wisdomtrove
460:The biggest black eye that you can give the devil is to give God your pain and let Him turn it into gain. ~ joyce-meyer, @wisdomtrove
461:There are two sides to every issue: one side is right and the other is wrong, but the middle is always evil. ~ ayn-rand, @wisdomtrove
462:Truly upon mortals cometh swift of foot their evil and his offence upon him that trespasseth against Right. ~ aeschylus, @wisdomtrove
463:You are a serial killer. You wake up and find it was a dream. Or a virtual reality. Are you guilty of evil? ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
464:Evil: That which one believes of others. It is a sin to believe evil of others, but it is seldom a mistake ~ h-l-mencken, @wisdomtrove
465:If you want to give the devil a nervous breakdown, just get up every day and see how much good you can do. ~ joyce-meyer, @wisdomtrove
466:I put the Scriptures above all the sayings of the fathers, angels, men and devils. Here I take my stand. ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove
467:Men regard it as their right to return evil for evil and, if they cannot, feel they have lost their liberty. ~ aristotle, @wisdomtrove
468:Money, like any other force such as electricity, is amoral and can be used for either good or evil. ~ martin-luther-king, @wisdomtrove
469:Refrain from drink which is the source of all evil-and the ruin of half the workmen in this Country. ~ george-washington, @wisdomtrove
470:It matters not where you live, or what rank of life you hold, the evil or the blessing will reach you all. ~ thomas-paine, @wisdomtrove
471:Our minds should not be empty because if they are not preoccupied by good, evil will break in upon them. ~ samuel-johnson, @wisdomtrove
472:Whatever else we may say of our own age, for good or evil, nobody is likely to call it an Age of Reason. ~ g-k-chesterton, @wisdomtrove
473:All the arguments which are brought to represent poverty as no evil show it evidently to be a great evil. ~ samuel-johnson, @wisdomtrove
474:Gods suppressed become devils, and often it is these devils whom we first encounter when we turn inward. ~ joseph-campbell, @wisdomtrove
475:Good intentions can be evil, both hands are full of grease. You know, sometimes Satan comes as a man of peace. ~ bob-dylan, @wisdomtrove
476:I used to have a real problem with self-pity. Every time the devil would throw a pity party, I would attend. ~ joyce-meyer, @wisdomtrove
477:Men's hearts ought not to be set against one another, but set with one another and all against evil only. ~ thomas-carlyle, @wisdomtrove
478:Night is falling: at dusk, you must have good eyesight to be able to tell the Good Lord from the Devil. ~ jean-paul-sartre, @wisdomtrove
479:Through pride the devil became the devil. Pride leads to every vice, it's the complete anti-God state of mind. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
480:To know and not to do is in fact not to know. We need to be active instruments against evil. We need to do. ~ maya-angelou, @wisdomtrove
481:Between the government which does evil and the people who accept it - there is a certain shameful solidarity. ~ victor-hugo, @wisdomtrove
482:Freedom's possibility is not the ability to choose the good or the evil. The possibility is to be able. ~ soren-kierkegaard, @wisdomtrove
483:It is a beautiful trait in the lover's character, that they think no evil of the object loved. ~ henry-wadsworth-longfellow, @wisdomtrove
484:Our descent, then, is the origin of our evil passions!! The devil under form of Baboon is our grandfather. ~ charles-darwin, @wisdomtrove
485:Vladimir Nabokov said the two great evils of the 20th century were Marx and Freud. He was absolutely correct. ~ dean-koontz, @wisdomtrove
486:As for his evil tidings, Belshazzar's overthrow, Why hurry to tell Belshazzar What soon enough he would know? ~ robert-frost, @wisdomtrove
487:There is nothing to fear from gods, There is nothing to feel in death, Good can be attained, Evil can be endured. ~ epicurus, @wisdomtrove
488:Virtue and vice, evil and good, are siblings, or next-door neighbors, Easy to make mistakes, hard to tell them apart. ~ ovid, @wisdomtrove
489:What is forgotten cannot be healed, and that which cannot be healed easily becomes the cause of greater evil. ~ henri-nouwen, @wisdomtrove
490:What seems nasty, painful, evil can become a source of beauty, joy, and strength, if faced with an open mind. ~ henry-miller, @wisdomtrove
491:Evil cannot be overcome by more evil. Evil can only be overcome by good. It is the lesson of the way of love. ~ peace-pilgrim, @wisdomtrove
492:If Hitler invaded hell I would make at least a favourable reference to the devil in the House of Commons. ~ winston-churchill, @wisdomtrove
493:It is by disease that health is pleasant; by evil that good is pleasant; by hunger, satiety; by weariness, rest. ~ heraclitus, @wisdomtrove
494:Mortality has its compensations; one is that all evils are transitory, another that better times may come. ~ george-santayana, @wisdomtrove
495:People like to say that the conflict is between good and evil. The real conflict is between truth and lies. ~ don-miguel-ruiz, @wisdomtrove
496:Rough, boisterous, stormy and altogether warlike, I am born to fight against innumerable monsters and devils. ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove
497:What the devil is the point of surviving, going on living, when it's a drag? But you see, that's what people do. ~ alan-watts, @wisdomtrove
498:You and I have need of the strongest spell that can be found to wake us from the evil enchantment of worldliness. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
499:And knowing money is a root of evil, in Christian charity, he'd take away whatever things may hinder your salvation. ~ moliere, @wisdomtrove
500:At sometime in our lives a devil dwells within us, causes heartbreaks, confusion and troubles, then dies. ~ theodore-roosevelt, @wisdomtrove

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1:And empty words are evil. ~ Homer,
2:devil's tongue. ~ Haruki Murakami,
3:devil's tounge. ~ Haruki Murakami,
4:My devil is winning. ~ Kyra Davis,
~ Claude de Malleville,
6:Weakness begets evil ~ Jo Goodman,
7:you devil's doll! ~ Anton Chekhov,
8:Alexis de Tocqueville. ~ Jay Winik,
9:And empty words are evil. ~ Homer,
~ Claude de Malleville,
11:Sorrow is a form of Evil. ~ Hermes,
12:The devil sucks. Amen. ~ T K Leigh,
13:Detective Devil Stacked ~ Elise Sax,
14:Nobody is born evil. ~ Alice Miller,
15:Root of All Evil? ~ Richard Dawkins,
16:Sonnet 2
~ Claude de Malleville,
17:Andrew or courage. ~ Neville Goddard,
18:Evil, be thou my good. ~ John Milton,
19:Evil draws men together. ~ Aristotle,
20:Evil is a point of view. ~ Anne Rice,
21:Evils draw men together. ~ Aristotle,
22:Good necessitates evil. ~ Ann Leckie,
23:I am an evil Giraffe. ~ Eddie Izzard,
24:In an evil hour, I ~ Charles Dickens,
25:Revile those who flatter you. ~ Rumi,
26:Rondeau 2
~ Claude de Malleville,
27:Rondeau 3
~ Claude de Malleville,
28:Come out, Neville. ~ Richard Matheson,
29:Evil brings men together. ~ Aristotle,
30:Haste is of the Devil. ~ Saint Jerome,
31:Practice like the Devil. ~ Doc Watson,
32:punch. So Bubba obliged. ~ C L Bevill,
33:Sin is a measure of evil, ~ Anonymous,
34:The end excuses any evil. ~ Sophocles,
35:Twatwaffling she-devil ~ Karina Halle,
36:A real devil among devils. ~ Anne Rice,
37:but  z he who pursues evil ~ Anonymous,
38:Evil counsel travels fast. ~ Sophocles,
39:Evil knows no holiday. ~ George W Bush,
40:Fear is the devil to hide. ~ P D James,
41:Good land, evill way. ~ George Herbert,
42:Good to evil seems evil ~ Ray Bradbury,
43:Haste is from the Devil. ~ Idries Shah,
44:Honesty, by evil fortune tried, ~ Ovid,
45:I owe it all to Jesus. ~ Aaron Neville,
46:It's the Devil's way now, ~ Thom Yorke,
47:The Devil is a woman. ~ Camille Paglia,
48:An evil life is a kind of death. ~ Ovid,
49:As for his evil tidings, ~ Robert Frost,
50:Every evil begets some good. ~ Voltaire,
51:Evil turns upon itself. ~ Margaret Weis,
52:Good comes out of evil. ~ Thomas Kempis,
53:Good to evil seems evil. ~ Ray Bradbury,
54:I don't like allegory. ~ China Mieville,
55:Ill-gotten gains work evil. ~ Sophocles,
56:Rats live on no evil star ~ Anne Sexton,
57:The devil is compromise. ~ Henrik Ibsen,
58:The devil is God's ape! ~ Martin Luther,
59:Evil has an ordinary face. ~ James Comey,
60:Evil is ignorance. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
61:Evil is just a point of view ~ Anne Rice,
62:Feeling is the secret. ~ Neville Goddard,
63:Good to evil seems evil a ~ Ray Bradbury,
64:Go to the devil, I'm busy. ~ Leo Tolstoy,
65:Hidden evils are most dreaded. ~ Martial,
66:Ignorance: the root of all evil. ~ Plato,
67:My Google-fu is strong. ~ China Mieville,
68:Set good against evill. ~ George Herbert,
69:The devil!" exclaimed Ned. ~ Jules Verne,
70:The evil that we know is best. ~ Plautus,
71:The human is evil. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
72:A gift by women, for women. ~ Nevil Shute,
73:Blood? Lava? Evil ketchup? ~ Rick Riordan,
74:Evil is its own undoing. ~ Veronica Rossi,
75:Evil is maybe lying to God. ~ Anne Sexton,
76:Evil is whatever distracts. ~ Franz Kafka,
77:Evil man make me kill you. ~ Jimi Hendrix,
78:He’s evil in a can. ~ John Jackson Miller,
79:Moms were psychic and evil. ~ Gwenda Bond,
80:Poetry is devil's wine. ~ Saint Augustine,
81:Speak of the devil, ~ Christopher Greyson,
82:The Deviled Egg Wears Prada ~ Tim Federle,
83:The devil has his elect. ~ Thomas Carlyle,
84:The white devil's time is up. ~ Malcolm X,
85:What do you ask the devil? ~ Alan Russell,
86:Devil has his part to play. ~ Marlon James,
87:Evil Is Not Born. Evil Is Made ~ V F Mason,
88:Evil requires no reason. ~ Alberto Manguel,
89:he raced to beat the devil. ~ Stephen King,
90:In war, all choices are evil. ~ David Hair,
91:Ms. Sophia was evil bananas. ~ Lauren Kate,
92:The devil is in the detail. ~ Paulo Coelho,
93:the devil’s voice is sweet. ~ Stephen King,
94:The evildoer is the only slave. ~ Rousseau,
95:Time to die. -Evil Angel ~ James Patterson,
96:You get used to being evil. ~ Nancy Farmer,
97:comprenderás después, Neville ~ J K Rowling,
98:Devil a bit. My wife’s alive. ~ Jo Beverley,
99:Devil looks after his own. ~ Scott Hildreth,
100:Evil changes everybody! ~ Vincent D Onofrio,
101:Evil doesn't just go away. ~ Heather Graham,
102:Evil lurks in this castle. ~ MaryLu Tyndall,
103:evil, too, can be instructive. ~ Ay e Kulin,
104:Evil tries to hide, like God. ~ John Draper,
105:Genius does not excuse evil. ~ Rick Riordan,
106:Google’s motto—“Don’t be evil ~ Peter Thiel,
107:It’s official. I’m the devil. ~ Gail McHugh,
108:Love me...I am not evil. ~ Christopher Pike,
109:Not doing evil is happiness. ~ Gil Fronsdal,
110:Pchem is the root of all evil. ~ Daniel Lee,
111:The Devil Has Been Disarmed ~ Joseph Prince,
112:The non-doing of any evil, ~ Gautama Buddha,
113:There's the devil to pay. ~ John F Reynolds,
114:We are free, but no to be evil ~ Jose Marti,
115:Who isn't fascinated by evil? ~ Marvin Gaye,
116:Claim it; it will respond. ~ Neville Goddard,
117:Everyone is someone's devil. ~ Matthew Dicks,
118:Everything evil is revenge. ~ Otto Weininger,
119:Evil is done by the living. ~ Heather Graham,
120:Evil is movement towards void. ~ Don DeLillo,
121:Evil is stupidity with intent. ~ Neel Burton,
123:History - the devil's scripture ~ Lord Byron,
124:Idle time is the devil's play. ~ Mark Dayton,
125:inverse of the word live is evil. ~ Ben Okri,
126:Pain, thou art not an evil ~ Alexandre Dumas,
127:Sorrow is the daughter of evil. ~ Dhammapada,
128:Tell troth and shame the devil. ~ Ben Jonson,
129:The devil can quote scripture ~ Stephen King,
130:The devil's name is dullness. ~ Robert E Lee,
131:There is but one evil, ignorance. ~ Socrates,
132:The very face of evil was love. ~ Kyle Minor,
133:Your soul to the Devil. ~ Maurice O Sullivan,
134:An evil gain equals a loss. ~ Publilius Syrus,
135:An evil word it is/ This Love. ~ Amiri Baraka,
136:Bullfighters are Seville's heroes. ~ Paz Vega,
137:Differences doesn't mean evil. ~ Julie Kagawa,
138:Don't be evil is a load of crap. ~ Steve Jobs,
139:Evil Be He Who Thinketh Evil ~ Rebecca Maizel,
140:Evil gains work their punishment. ~ Sophocles,
141:Evil is the absence of God. ~ Albert Einstein,
142:Expectations are an evil thing. ~ Skylar Grey,
143:Give the devil his due. ~ Miguel de Cervantes,
144:Good always wins over evil. ~ Christy Barritt,
145:Good cannot come from evil. ~ Lloyd Alexander,
146:Good. Evil. They're just words. ~ Lauren Kate,
147:Government is a necessary evil ~ Thomas Paine,
148:If you try to cure evil with evil ~ Sophocles,
149:I think I just had an evilgasm. ~ Rich Burlew,
150:La Belle Matineuse
~ Claude de Malleville,
151:My heart is pure. Pure evil! ~ Akira Toriyama,
152:needs must when the devil drives ~ Mike Carey,
153:nuns. Their evil design against ~ Helen Bryan,
154:Pain, thou art not an evil. ~ Alexandre Dumas,
155:Poetry is the Devil's wine. ~ Saint Augustine,
156:Power is neither good nor evil. ~ Kami Garcia,
157:The devil can quote scripture. ~ Stephen King,
158:The devil was the first democrat ~ Lord Byron,
159:To do wrong is the greatest of evils. ~ Plato,
160:To me, a 'brand' sounds evil. ~ Steven Moffat,
161:Turn ye from your evil ways. ~ Ezekiel XXXIII,
162:We are the living devils. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
163:Well, that's an evil smile. ~ James Patterson,
164:Woman is the root of all evil. ~ Saint Jerome,
165:22Abstain from every form of evil. ~ Anonymous,
166:A great book is like great evil. ~ Callimachus,
167:Dialogue is a necessary evil. ~ Fred Zinnemann,
168:Do not resist the one who is evil. ~ Anonymous,
169:Evil be he who thinketh evil. ~ Rebecca Maizel,
170:Evil is a form of incompetence. ~ Alan Bullock,
171:Evil is more famous than goodness. ~ Toba Beta,
172:Fighting evil, it's hard work. ~ George W Bush,
173:For good is simple, evil manifold. ~ Aristotle,
174:Good and evil lay side by side. ~ Jimi Hendrix,
175:Goodness is stronger than evil. ~ Desmond Tutu,
176:Gossip is the Devil's radio. ~ George Harrison,
177:Kindness is thrown away upon the evil. ~ Aesop,
178:Let Us Do Evil That Good May Come! ~ Anonymous,
179:love must master good and evil. ~ Paulo Coelho,
180:More details, more devils. ~ George R R Martin,
181:Send him to the devil, I'm busy. ~ Leo Tolstoy,
182:The Devil invented gambling. ~ Saint Augustine,
183:The devil is an angel too. ~ Miguel de Unamuno,
184:the devil was in the details. ~ John Carreyrou,
185:The food of evil is so good. ~ Cassandra Clare,
186:'Tis no sin to cheat the devil. ~ Daniel Defoe,
187:Where liberty dies, evil grows. ~ Hamid Karzai,
188:All the best geniuses are evil, ~ Gail Carriger,
189:Come, the Devil’s Highway awaits. ~ Brent Weeks,
190:Discordance is evil. Harmony is virtue. ~ Plato,
191:Evil can do anything, for a price. ~ Lois Lowry,
192:Evil is a slow-moving organism. ~ Michael Moore,
193:Evil on itself shall back recoil. ~ John Milton,
194:Evil to him who evil thinks,.... ~ Karen Harper,
195:Hate is the father of all evil. ~ David Gemmell,
196:How many evils has religion caused! ~ Lucretius,
197:I AM THAT I AM. [Exodus 3:14] ~ Neville Goddard,
198:I'm a very friendly socialist. ~ China Mieville,
199:I'm evil, know it, and enjoy it. ~ Robert Thier,
200:NOTHING is impossible to you. ~ Neville Goddard,
201:Of two Evils we take the less. ~ Richard Hooker,
202:Oh, Tocqueville, you're the man. ~ Maira Kalman,
203:Philosophy is the Devil's Whore ~ Martin Luther,
204:Sometimes the Devil doth preach. ~ John Webster,
205:the devil can work on someone’s mind. ~ E N Joy,
206:The devil is a gentleman. ~ William Shakespeare,
207:The lesser evil is also evil. ~ Naomi Mitchison,
208:Through love the devil becomes an angel. ~ Rumi,
209:To the devil with false modesty. ~ Stephen King,
210:Well, that's an evil smile... ~ James Patterson,
211:What is evil?' asked the Fiend ~ Joseph Delaney,
212:An act of evil is the death of wonder ~ Joe Meno,
213:Could an angel corrupt a devil? ~ Pepper Winters,
214:Do Tasmanian devils really exist? ~ Tom Cochrane,
215:Ego, after all, was the root of evil. ~ J R Ward,
216:... even the devil works for God. ~ Judy Collins,
217:I have sold my soul to the devil. ~ Gene Simmons,
218:I'm not evil, I'm just very creative ~ Anonymous,
219:I'm sin, but I'm not the devil. ~ Marilyn Monroe,
220:I sold my soul to the devil in L.A ~ Aaron Lewis,
221:It’s like Skyping with the devil ~ Douglas Wynne,
222:It was the lesser of two evils. ~ Liane Moriarty,
223:Laziness is the mother of all evils. ~ Sophocles,
224:multitude of books is a great evil ~ Clay Shirky,
225:Must not do evil tycoon in garden. ~ Amy Andrews,
226:No one who errs unwillingly is evil. ~ Sophocles,
227:Now, you red-eyed devil," he said, ~ Jack London,
228:Of two evils, choose neither. ~ Charles Spurgeon,
229:Only religion can lead to such evil. ~ Lucretius,
230:Organization is the Devil's work. ~ Linda Medley,
231:Regret: the most corrosive horror. ~ Adam Nevill,
232:Remember: Evil is a point of View ~ Cameron Jace,
233:Someone must pay the devil his due. ~ Eve Silver,
234:The devil never repents.
   ~ Eliphas Levi, [T5],
235:The lesser of two evils is still evil. ~ Solomon,
236:Woman is in love with the devil. ~ Nikolai Gogol,
237:A day of fiscal reckoning was nigh. ~ Adam Nevill,
238:All evil is good become cancerous. ~ Isaac Asimov,
239:A saint abroad and a devil at home. ~ John Bunyan,
240:Complaints are prayers to the devil. ~ Bob Marley,
241:Do not accept an evil you can change ~ E Lockhart,
242:Every man to the Devil his own way—as ~ Susan Kay,
243:Evil don’t die. It just waits. ~ Jonathan Maberry,
244:Evil is the starry sky of the Good. ~ Franz Kafka,
245:God is an idea, the devil is us. ~ Joe R Lansdale,
246:God made food; the devil the cooks. ~ James Joyce,
247:Government is an unnecessary evil. ~ Jeff Berwick,
248:Great for good, or great for evil. ~ Robert Burns,
249:Hear no evil. See no evil. Speak no evil. ~ Laozi,
250:Human reason can excuse any evil. ~ Veronica Roth,
251:Ignorance is a tough evil to conquer. ~ Sophocles,
252:Ignorance, the root and stem of all evil. ~ Plato,
253:It hurt like the devil’s ugly face, ~ K M Weiland,
254:I’ve done made a deal with the devil. ~ Red Adair,
255:Marketing is neither good nor evil. ~ Paula Scher,
256:No approving of the Evil Overlords, ~ Holly Black,
257:Not all people with scars are evil. ~ Ally Carter,
258:Only boring people are bored. ~ Katherine Neville,
259:Perfectionists are their own devils. ~ Jack Kirby,
260:Say the truth and shame the devil. ~ Hugh Latimer,
261:Small-town boy meets big-time evil. ~ Dean Koontz,
262:Tell truth, and shame the devil. ~ Jonathan Swift,
263:The best known evil is the most tolerable. ~ Livy,
264:The Devil craps on the big pile ~ Albert Einstein,
265:The Devil is a Five-headed ~ Subramanya Bharathi,
266:The United States is evil. ~ Henry de Montherlant,
267:They were devils incarnate. ~ William Shakespeare,
268:When the devil drives, needs must. ~ John Heywood,
269:...and deliver me from evil." "Amen. ~ Dave Pelzer,
270:And would'st thou evil for his good repay? ~ Homer,
271:Anything for gold and experience. ~ China Mieville,
272:A saint abroad, and a devil at home. ~ John Bunyan,
273:Devil triumphs when good men do nowt ~ David Peace,
274:Do not accept an evil you can change. ~ E Lockhart,
275:Evil comes from the ABUSE of free will ~ C S Lewis,
276:Evil has only the power we give it. ~ Ray Bradbury,
277:Evil is, good or truth misplaced. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
278:Evil is like a shadow. It follows you. ~ Yaa Gyasi,
279:Grey is the devil's favorite color. ~ Peter Kreeft,
280:Have faith in your imaginel act. ~ Neville Goddard,
281:Heroism is the antidote to evil. ~ Philip Zimbardo,
282:How would I feel if I were free? ~ Neville Goddard,
283:I do sin, but I am not the devil. ~ Marilyn Monroe,
284:If not reason, then the devil. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
285:If you lose, there's the devil to pay. ~ L J Smith,
286:Indolence is the devil's cushion. ~ Samuel Johnson,
287:Maybe we are all somebody's devil. ~ Matthew Dicks,
288:May the devil be firmly on your side ~ Tillie Cole,
289:No man is a devil in his own mind. ~ James Baldwin,
290:Only a madman would give good for evil ~ Euripides,
291:Some evils are cured by contempt. ~ George Herbert,
292:Such evil deeds could religion prompt. ~ Lucretius,
293:The cat is the beautiful devil. ~ Charles Bukowski,
294:the devil had been loud in my ear ~ Sloane Kennedy,
295:The devil never sleeps. ~ Saint Catherine of Siena,
296:The devil's voice is sweet to hear. ~ Stephen King,
297:The idle man is the devil's cushion. ~ Joseph Hall,
298:There are evils worse than death. ~ James F Cooper,
299:There is a little good in all evil. ~ Wilson Rawls,
300:There is much evil in the world. ~ Agatha Christie,
301:There is no evil without choice ~ Christopher Halt,
302:There is no greater evil than anarchy. ~ Sophocles,
303:To desire a state is to have it. ~ Neville Goddard,
304:To fight evil is to fight ourselves. ~ Octavio Paz,
305:Twitter is the Devil's playground. ~ Albert Brooks,
306:Well, we've been lucky devils both ~ Robert Graves,
307:When reason fails, the devil helps! ~ Markus Zusak,
308:Without work men are utterly undone. ~ Nevil Shute,
309:And now we're lethal, infected with D'Evils ~ Jay Z,
310:An evil plan does mischief to the planner. ~ Hesiod,
311:Beare with evill, and expect good. ~ George Herbert,
312:Cocaine is like really evil coffee. ~ Courtney Love,
313:Don't be a fool for the Devil, darling. ~ Anne Rice,
314:Egotism fears its own self. ~ Alexis de Tocqueville,
315:Evil doesn’t strike justly. ~ Malin Persson Giolito,
316:Evil events from evil causes spring. ~ Aristophanes,
317:Evil tongues never want a whet. ~ Alain Rene Lesage,
318:Evil to some is always good to others ~ Jane Austen,
319:Evil will win if good people do nothing. ~ P C Cast,
320:Fret not yourself because of evildoers, ~ Anonymous,
321:God is silent. The devil whispers… ~ Donato Carrisi,
322:Good cannot be forced. Only evil. ~ L E Modesitt Jr,
323:Grace O'Malley is a crafty devil. ~ Morgan Llywelyn,
324:Gussie opened his vaudeville career ~ P G Wodehouse,
325:How can I be so evil? It ain't easy. ~ Edward Abbey,
326:I'd bitch slap the devil for you. ~ Janet Evanovich,
327:I don't really believe in evil at all. ~ Ian Mcewan,
328:Ignorance, the root and stem of every evil. ~ Plato,
329:Logic is what the devil likes most. ~ Kelly Braffet,
330:Of two evils choose the least. ~ Desiderius Erasmus,
331:Pleasure is the greatest incentive to evil. ~ Plato,
332:Rock's always been the devil's music. ~ David Bowie,
333:The idle mind is the devil’s workshop ~ Cal Newport,
334:Thinking evil is making evil. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
335:To a good man nothing that happens is evil. ~ Plato,
336:When reason fails, the devil helps! ~ Anton Chekhov,
337:You evil thing, why do you haunt me? ~ John Fogerty,
338:You're sick. Sick and evil and weird. ~ Neil Gaiman,
339:All the devil