classes ::: Offering, injunction, noun, verb, temp,
children :::
branches ::: experiments, thought experiments

Instances, Classes, See Also, Object in Names
Definitions, . Quotes . - . Chapters .

vow, pledges, oath, promise?, injunctions (large)

  A very worthy experiment is one canto of Savitri a day for a month (ahh it has 50 cantos... some days will need to be doubles..)

  Okay then Savitri in 50 days. On a big paper on the wall. If I pray for the strength to do it aswell.

  meta : the purpose of experiments? to find proofs?
  experiments: tests of capacity of imagination
    imagined conversations

  experiments of prayer.

  49 ::: a canto a day of Savitri until completion
  30 days of
  30 days of Savitri
  30 days of cwsa/mcw
  30 days of prayer
  extended periods of soberiety
  extended periods of rejection
  10 minutes of only Psychic approved action
  read at least 1 page of Savitri per waking hour

  psychological experiment
  thought experiment(related to questions)
  willpower experiments
  magicial experiments
  drug experiments
  time experiments
  life experiments
  science experiments
  meditation based    

  90 days of no fap (only made it to 87)
  1000 pushups in a day
  90 days no fap

  Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

  The Pacific Crest Trail is a 2,663 mile footpath from Mexico to Canada by way of California, Oregon, and Washington. It passes through 25 national forests and 7 national parks.
  list 50 good books ::: how many good books have I read the majority of? what is that number at? Considering the size of peoples references and indexes.. you would think they have read easily 50-200+ books. I really dont think ive read that many.. what does my goodreads say? 78.. hmm. still. 50 great books then? obviously 132 will aid greatly.

see also ::: magical ritual, rules
see also ::: goals,
see also ::: offering, todo?, injunctions, the way, 2.06 - The Wand, accomplishments, the Book, the Record,
see also ::: APPENDIX, spells

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Serial Experiments Lain
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select ::: Being, God, injunctions, media, place, powers, subjects,
favorite ::: cwsa, everyday, grade, mcw, memcards (table), project, project 0001, Savitri, the Temple of Sages, three js, whiteboard,
temp ::: consecration, experiments, knowledge, meditation, psychometrics, remember, responsibility, temp, the Bad, the God object, the Good, the most important, the Ring, the source of inspirations, the Stack, the Tarot, the Word, top priority, whiteboard,

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experiment ::: n. **1. A test, trial, or tentative procedure; an act or operation for the purpose of discovering something unknown or of testing a principle, supposition, etc. v. 2.* To try something new, especially in order to gain experience. experiments. adj.* experimenting. :::

experimental ::: a. --> Pertaining to experiment; founded on, or derived from, experiment or trial; as, experimental science; given to, or skilled in, experiment; as, an experimental philosopher.
Known by, or derived from, experience; as, experimental religion.

experimentalize ::: v. i. --> To make experiments (upon); to experiment.

experimentally ::: adv. --> By experiment; by experience or trial.

experimentarian ::: a. --> Relying on experiment or experience. ::: n. --> One who relies on experiment or experience.

experimentation ::: n. --> The act of experimenting; practice by experiment.

experimentative ::: a. --> Experimental; of the nature of experiment.

experimentator ::: n. --> An experimenter.

experimented ::: imp. & p. p. --> of Experiment

experimenter ::: n. --> One who makes experiments; one skilled in experiments.

experiment ::: n. --> Atrial or special observation, made to confirm or disprove something doubtful; esp., one under conditions determined by the experimenter; an act or operation undertaken in order to discover some unknown principle or effect, or to test, establish, or illustrate some suggest or known truth; practical test; poof.
Experience. ::: v. t.

experimentist ::: n. --> An experimenter.

Experimental Group ::: In research, the group of subjects who receive the independent variable.

Experimental Method ::: Research method using random assignment of subjects and the manipulation of variables in order to determine cause and effect.

Experimenter Bias ::: Errors in a research study due to the predisposed notions or beliefs of the experimenter.

Experiment: (Lat. experiri, to try) Any situation which is deliberately set up by an investigator with a view to verifying a theory or hypothesis. -- A.C.B.

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

Experimentalism: Since Dewey holds that "experimentation enters into the determination of every warranted proposition" (Logic, p. 461), he tends to view the process of inquiry as experimentation. Causal propositions, for example, become prospective, heuristic, teleological; not retrospective, revelatory or ontological. Laws are predictions of future occurrences provided certain operations are carried out. Experimentalism, however, is sometimes interpreted in the wider Baconian sense as an admonition to submit ideas to tests, whatever these may be. If this is done, pseudo-problems (such as common epistemological questions) either evaporate or are quickly resolved.

eXperimental LISP
(xlisp) An experimental programming language
combining a subset of {Common Lisp} with an {object-oriented}
extension capability (Class and Object types). It was
implemented by David Micheal Betz at Apple to allow
experimentation with {object-oriented programming} on small
computers. The {C} {source code} has been ported to {Unix},
{Microsoft Windows}, {Macintosh}, {Amiga}, {Atari}, and
Version 2.1 of the {interpreter}, by Tom Almy is closer to
Common Lisp.
{(}, {(},
E-mail: Tom Almy .
{Microsoft Windows version
{Macintosh version (}.
{Usenet} newsgroup: {news:comp.lang.lisp.x}.

Experimental Physics Control Systems
(EPCS) A group of the European Physical Society,
focussing on all aspects of controls, especially
{informatics}, in experimental physics, including accelerators
and experiments.

Experimental Programming Language
(EPL) A language by {David May} which influenced
["EPL: An Experimental Language for Distributed Computing",
D.C. May, in Trends and Applications 1978: Distributed
Processing, NBS, pp.69-71].

Experiment Description Language
(EDL) J.S. Jenkins.
["A Programmable System for Acquisition and Reduction of
Respiratory Physiological Data", J.S. Jenkins et al, Ann
Biomed Eng, 17:93-108 1989].

experimental ::: a. --> Pertaining to experiment; founded on, or derived from, experiment or trial; as, experimental science; given to, or skilled in, experiment; as, an experimental philosopher.
Known by, or derived from, experience; as, experimental religion.

experimentalize ::: v. i. --> To make experiments (upon); to experiment.

experimentally ::: adv. --> By experiment; by experience or trial.

experimentarian ::: a. --> Relying on experiment or experience. ::: n. --> One who relies on experiment or experience.

experimentation ::: n. --> The act of experimenting; practice by experiment.

experimentative ::: a. --> Experimental; of the nature of experiment.

experimentator ::: n. --> An experimenter.

experimented ::: imp. & p. p. --> of Experiment

experimenter ::: n. --> One who makes experiments; one skilled in experiments.

experiment ::: n. --> Atrial or special observation, made to confirm or disprove something doubtful; esp., one under conditions determined by the experimenter; an act or operation undertaken in order to discover some unknown principle or effect, or to test, establish, or illustrate some suggest or known truth; practical test; poof.
Experience. ::: v. t.

experimentist ::: n. --> An experimenter.

eXperimental LISP ::: (language) (xlisp) An experimental programming language combining a subset of Common Lisp with an object-oriented extension capability (Class and source code has been ported to Unix, Microsoft Windows, Macintosh, Amiga, Atari, and MS-DOS.Version 2.1 of the interpreter, by Tom Almy is closer to Common Lisp.Latest version: 2.1, as of 1992-05-26. , .E-mail: Tom Almy . . .Usenet newsgroup: comp.lang.lisp.x.(2000-08-14)

Experimental Physics Control Systems ::: (EPCS) A group of the European Physical Society, focussing on all aspects of controls, especially informatics, in experimental physics, including accelerators and experiments. (1994-12-12)

Experimental Programming Language ::: (EPL) A language by David May which influenced occam.[EPL: An Experimental Language for Distributed Computing, D.C. May, in Trends and Applications 1978: Distributed Processing, NBS, pp.69-71]. (1994-11-18)

experiment: A controlled process for making observations and gathering data.

experiment: a test under controlled conditions made to either demonstrate a known truth, examine the validity of a hypothesis, or determine the efficacy of something previously untried.

experimental methods: systematically manipulate the independent variable to determine the effect upon the dependent variable. Extraneous variables that may influence the outcome of the experiment are rigorously controlled.

experimental group: participants in an experiment who receive the independent variable. The control group serves as a comparison group.

experimental psychology: is a field of psychology that typically involves laboratory research in basic areas of the discipline.

experimenter effects: when an experimenters behavior or characteristics influence participants, through subtle cues or signals, that can affect the performance or response of subjects in the experiment.

experiment ::: n. **1. A test, trial, or tentative procedure; an act or operation for the purpose of discovering something unknown or of testing a principle, supposition, etc. v. 2.* To try something new, especially in order to gain experience. experiments. adj.* experimenting. :::

experimentalism ::: A philosophy that uses data obtained from experiments in order to ascertain the integrity of an idea or proposed concept.

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1:The true method of knowledge is experiment. ~ William Blake,
2:Jesus wouldn't be caught dead in your church. ~ Saul Williams, Experiment ,
3:Experiences are the chemicals of life with which the philosopher experiments. ~ Manly P Hall,
4:Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
5:Life now became a sure approach to God,Existence a divine experimentAnd cosmos the soul’s opportunity. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri The Yoga of the King,
6:If you treat your children at home in the same way you treat your animals in the lab, your wife will scratch your eyes out. My wife ferociously warned me against experimenting on her babies. ~ Abraham Maslow,
7:The grand workshop of spiritual experiment, the laboratory of the soul has been India, where thousands of great spirits have been born in every generation. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Bande Mataram - II Spirituality and Nationalism,
8:The firm determination to submit to experiment is not enough; there are still dangerous hypotheses; first, and above all, those which are tacit and unconscious. Since we make them without knowing it, we are powerless to abandon them. (417) ~ Henri Poincare,
9:In roughly the last century, important experiments have been launched by such charismatic educators as Maria Montessori, Rudolf Steiner, Shinichi Suzuki, John Dewey, and A. S. Neil. These approaches have enjoyed considerable success[...] Yet they have had relatively little impact on the mainstream of education throughout the contemporary world. ~ Howard Gardner,
10:Insofar as he makes use of his healthy senses, man himself is the best and most exact scientific instrument possible. The greatest misfortune of modern physics is that its experiments have been set apart from man, as it were, physics refuses to recognize nature in anything not shown by artificial instruments, and even uses this as a measure of its accomplishments. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,
11:Any physical theory is always provisional, in the sense that it is only a hypothesis; you can never prove it. No matter how many times the results of experiments agree with some theory, you can never be sure that the next time the result will not contradict the theory. On the other hand, you can disprove a theory by finding even a single observation that disagrees with the predictions of the theory. ~ Stephen Hawking,
12:Many experiments have shown that categories appear to be coded in the mind neither by means of lists of each individual member of the category, nor by means of a list of formal criteria necessary and sufficient for category membership, but, rather, in terms of a prototype of a typical category member. The most cognitively economical code for a category is, in fact, a concrete image of an average category member. ~ Rosch, 1977 p. 30,
13:Humans are great experimenters, constantly exploring, searching, and struggling to gain power over themselves, over nature, even over the gods. Through this entire struggle and self-torture, we have also made ourselves "sick," and it is no wonder that we find the ascetic ideal springing up everywhere. Though it may seem to deny life, the ascetic ideal is supremely life affirming, as it says "yes" to life in the face of hardship and sickness. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche, Genealogy of Morals ,
14:nabla9 on July 15, 2018 [-] \n\nCommon Lisp as hackish vs protective is nice way to describe it.\n\nAnother way to describe it exploratory vs implementatory.\n\nIn some ways Common Lisp is like Mathematica for programming. It's a language for a computer architect to develop and explore high level concept. It's not a accident that early Javascript prototype was done in common lisp or that metaobject protocols, aspect-oriented programming, etc. were first implemented and experimented with Common Lisp. ~ site, ,
15:Laughter has the remarkable power of making an object come up close, of drawing it into a zone of crude contact where one can finger it familiarly on all sides, turn it upside down, inside out, peer at it from above and below, break open its external shell, look into its center, doubt it, take it apart, dismember it, lay it bare and expose it, examine it freely and experiment with it. Laughter demolishes fear and piety before an object, before a world, making of it an object of familiar contact and thus clearing the ground for an absolutely free investigation of it. Laughter is a vital factor in laying down that prerequisite for fearlessness without which it would be impossible to approach the world realistically. ~ Mikhail Bakhtin,
16:At her will the inscrutable Supermind leans downTo guide her force that feels but cannot know,Its breath of power controls her restless seasAnd life obeys the governing Idea.At her will, led by a luminous ImmanenceThe hazardous experimenting MindPushes its way through obscure possiblesMid chance formations of an unknowing world.Our human ignorance moves towards the TruthThat Nescience may become omniscient,Transmuted instincts shape to divine thoughts,Thoughts house infallible immortal sightAnd Nature climb towards God's identity.The Master of the worlds self-made her slaveIs the executor of her fantasies:She has canalised the seas of omnipotence;She has limited by her laws the Illimitable. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.03 - The Glory and the Fall of Life,
17:There is a way to escape the inference of superluminal speeds and spooky action at a distance. But it involves absolutedeterminism in the universe, the complete absence of free will. Suppose the world is super-deterministic, with not just inanimate nature running on behind-the-scenes clockwork, but with our behavior, including our belief that we are free to choose to do one experiment rather than another, absolutely predetermined, including the 'decision' by the experimenter to carry out one set of measurements rather than another, the difficulty disappears. There is no need for a faster-than-light signal to tell particle Awhat measurement has been carried out on particle B, because the universe, including particle A, already 'knows' what that measurement, and its outcome, will be. ~ John Stewart Bell, 1985 BBC Radio Interview ,
18:The most spiritual men, as the strongest, find their happiness where others would find their downfall: in the labyrinth, in hardness towards oneself and others, in experiment; their delight lies in self-mastery: asceticism is with them nature, need, instinct. The difficult task they consider a privilege; to play with burdens that crush others, a recreation... Knowledge - a form of asceticism. - They are the most venerable kind of man: that does not exclude their being the cheerfullest, the kindliest. They rule not because they want to but because they are; they are not free to be second. - The second type: they are the guardians of the law, the keepers of order and security; they are the noble warriors, with the king above all as the highest formula of warrior, judge, and upholder of the law. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche, The Antichrist ,
19:Ask the Divine ::: If, for example, one wants to know something or one needs guidance, or something else, how can one have it from the Divine, according to one's need?By asking the Divine for it. If you do not ask Him, how can you have it? If you turn to the Divine and have full trust and ask Him, you will get what you need - not necessarily what you imagine you need; but the true thing you need, you will get. But you must ask Him for it. You must make the experiment sincerely; you must not endeavour to get it by all sorts of external means and then expect the Divine to give it to you, without even having asked Him. Indeed, when you want somebody to give you something, you ask him for it, don't you? And why do you expect the Divine to give it to you without your having asked Him for it? ~ The Mother,
20:Every human acheivement, be it a scientific discovery, a picture, a statue, a temple, a home or a bridge, has to be conceived in the mind first-the plan thought out-before it can be made a reality, and when anything is to be attempted that involves any number of individuals-methods of coordination have to be considered-the methods have to be the best suited for such undertakings are engineering methods-the engineering of an idea towards a complete realization. Every engineer has to know the materials with which he has to work and the natural laws of these materials, as discovered by observation and experiment and formulated by mathematics and mechanics else he can not calculate the forces at his disposal; he can not compute the resistance of his materials; he can not determine the capacity and requirements of his power plant; in short, he can not make the most profitable use of his resources. ~ Alfred Korzybski, Manhood of Humanity ,
21:Mother, how can one strengthen one's will?Oh, as one strengthens muscles, by a methodical exercise. You take one little thing, something you want to do or dont want to do. Begin with a small thing, not something very essential to the being, but a small detail. And then, if, for instance, it is something you are in the habit of doing,you insist on it with the same regularity, you see, either not to do it or to do it - you insist on it and compel yourself to do it as you compel yourself to life a weight - its the same thing. You make the same kind of effort, but it is more of an inner effort. And after having taken little things like this - things relatively easy, you know - after taking these and succeeding with them, you can unite with a greater force and try a more complicated experiment. And gradually, if you do this regularly, you will end up by acquiring an independent and very strong will. ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1954 391,
22:The alchemist of today is not hidden in caves and cellars, studying alone, but as he goes on with his work, it is seen that walls are built around him, and while he is in the world, like the master of old, he is not of it. As he goes further in his work, the light of other people's advice and outside help grows weaker and weaker, until finally he stands alone in darkness, and then comes the time that he must use his own lamp, and the various experiments which he has carried on must be his guide. He must take the Elixir of Life which he has developed and with it fill the lamp of his spiritual consciousness, and holding that above his head, walk into the Great Unknown, where if he has been a good and faithful servant, he will learn of the alchemy of Divinity. Where now test tubes and bottles are his implements, then worlds and globes he will study, and as a silent watcher will learn from that Divine One, who is the Great Alchemist of all the universe, the greatest alchemy of all, the creation of life, the maintenance of form, and the building of worlds. ~ Manly P Hall, The Initiates of the Flame ,
23:Therefore the age of intuitive knowledge, represented by the early Vedantic thinking of the Upanishads, had to give place to the age of rational knowledge; inspired Scripture made room for metaphysical philosophy, even as afterwards metaphysical philosophy had to give place to experimental Science. Intuitive thought which is a messenger from the superconscient and therefore our highest faculty, was supplanted by the pure reason which is only a sort of deputy and belongs to the middle heights of our being; pure reason in its turn was supplanted for a time by the mixed action of the reason which lives on our plains and lower elevations and does not in its view exceed the horizon of the experience that the physical mind and senses or such aids as we can invent for them can bring to us. And this process which seems to be a descent, is really a circle of progress. For in each case the lower faculty is compelled to take up as much as it can assimilate of what the higher had already given and to attempt to re-establish it by its own methods. By the attempt it is itself enlarged in its scope and arrives eventually at a more supple and a more ample selfaccommodation to the higher faculties. ~ Sri Aurobindo, TLD 1.08-13 ,
24:Philosophy, as defined by Fichte, is the "science of sciences." Its aim was to solve the problems of the world. In the past, when all exact sciences were in their infancy, philosophy had to be purely speculative, with little or no regard to realities. But if we regard philosophy as a Mother science, divided into many branches, we find that those branches have grown so large and various, that the Mother science looks like a hen with her little ducklings paddling in a pond, far beyond her reach; she is unable to follow her growing hatchlings. In the meantime, the progress of life and science goes on, irrespective of the cackling of metaphysics. Philosophy does not fulfill her initial aim to bring the results of experimental and exact sciences together and to solve world problems. Through endless, scientific specialization scientific branches multiply, and for want of coordination the great world-problems suffer. This failure of philosophy to fulfill her boasted mission of scientific coordination is responsible for the chaos in the world of general thought. The world has no collective or organized higher ideals and aims, nor even fixed general purposes. Life is an accidental game of private or collective ambitions and greeds. ~ Alfred Korzybski, Manhood of Humanity ,
25:And now, out among the stars, evolution was driving toward new goals. The first explorers of Earth had long since come to the limits of flesh and blood; as soon as their machines were better than their bodies, it was time to move. First their brains, and then their thoughts alone, they transferred into shining new homes of metal and of plastic.In these, they roamed among the stars. They no longer built spaceships. They were spaceships.But the age of the Machine-entities swiftly passed. In their ceaseless experimenting, they had learned to store knowledge in the structure of space itself, and to preserve their thoughts for eternity in frozen lattices of light. They could become creatures of radiation, free at last from the tyranny of matter.Into pure energy, therefore, they presently transformed themselves; and on a thousand worlds, the empty shells they had discarded twitched for a while in a mindless dance of death, then crumbled into rust.Now they were lords of the galaxy, and beyond the reach of time. They could rove at will among the stars, and sink like a subtle mist through the very interstices of space. But despite their godlike powers, they had not wholly forgotten their origin, in the warm slime of a vanished sea.And they still watched over the experiments their ancestors had started, so long ago. ~ Arthur C Clarke, Charles F Haanel, The Master Key System ,
27:principle of Yogic methods ::: Yogic methods have something of the same relation to the customary psychological workings of man as has the scientific handling of the force of electricity or of steam to their normal operations in Nature. And they, too, like the operations of Science, are formed upon a knowledge developed and confirmed by regular experiment, practical analysis and constant result. All Rajayoga, for instance, depends on this perception and experience that our inner elements, combinations, functions, forces can be separated or dissolved, can be new-combined and set to novel and formerly impossible workings or can be transformed and resolved into a new general synthesis by fixed internal processes. Hathayoga similarly depends on this perception and experience that the vital forces and function to which our life is normally subjected and whose ordinary operations seem set and indispensable, can be mastered and the operations changed or suspended with results that would otherwise be impossible and that seem miraculous to those who have not seized the raionale of their process. And if in some other of its forms this character of Yoga is less apparent, because they are more intuitive and less mechanical, nearer, like the Yoga of Devotion, to a supernal ecstasy or, like the Yoga of Knowledge, to a supernal infinity of consciousness and being, yet they too start from the use of some principal faculty in us by ways and for ends not contemplated in its everyday spontaneous workings. All methods grouped under the common name of Yoga are special psychological processes founded on a fixed truth of Nature and developing, out of normal functions, powers and results which were always latent but which her ordinary movements do not easily or do not often manifest. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga Introduction - The Conditions of the Synthesis,
28:My method is different. I do not rush into actual work. When I get an idea, I start at once building it up in my imagination. I change the construction, make improvements and operate the device in my mind. It is absolutely immaterial to me whether I run my turbine in thought or test it in my shop. I even note if it is out of balance. There is no difference whatever; the results are the same. In this way I am able to rapidly develop and perfect a conception without touching anything. When I have gone so far as to embody in the invention every possible improvement I can think of and see no fault anywhere, I put into concrete form this final product of my brain. Invariably my device works as I conceived that it should, and the experiment comes out exactly as I planned it. In twenty years there has not been a single exception. Why should it be otherwise? Engineering, electrical and mechanical, is positive in results. There is scarcely a subject that cannot be examined beforehand, from the available theoretical and practical data. The carrying out into practice of a crude idea as is being generally done, is, I hold, nothing but a waste of energy, money, and time. My early affliction had however, another compensation. The incessant mental exertion developed my powers of observation and enabled me to discover a truth of great importance. I had noted that the appearance of images was always preceded by actual vision of scenes under peculiar and generally very exceptional conditions, and I was impelled on each occasion to locate the original impulse. After a while this effort grew to be almost automatic and I gained great facility in connecting cause and effect. Soon I became aware, to my surprise, that every thought I conceived was suggested by an external impression. Not only this but all my actions were prompted in a similar way. In the course of time it became perfectly evident to me that I was merely an automation endowed with power OF MOVEMENT RESPONDING TO THE STIMULI OF THE SENSE ORGANS AND THINKING AND ACTING ACCORDINGLY. ~ Nikola Tesla, The Strange Life of Nikola Tesla ,
29:Self-Abuse by Drugs Not a drop of alcohol is to be brought into this temple. Master Bassui (1327-1387)1 (His dying instructions: first rule) In swinging between liberal tolerance one moment and outraged repression the next, modern societies seem chronically incapable of reaching consistent attitudes about drugs. Stephen Batchelor2 Drugs won't show you the truth. Drugs will only show you what it's like to be on drugs. Brad Warner3 Implicit in the authentic Buddhist Path is sila. It is the time-honored practice of exercising sensible restraints [Z:73-74]. Sila's ethical guidelines provide the bedrock foundation for one's personal behavior in daily life. At the core of every religion are some self-disciplined renunciations corresponding to sila. Yet, a profound irony has been reshaping the human condition in most cultures during the last half century. It dates from the years when psychoactive drugs became readily available. During this era, many naturally curious persons could try psychedelic short-cuts and experience the way their consciousness might seem to ''expand.'' A fortunate few of these experimenters would become motivated to follow the nondrug meditative route when they pursued various spiritual paths. One fact is often overlooked. Meditation itself has many mind-expanding, psychedelic properties [Z:418-426]. These meditative experiences can also stimulate a drug-free spiritual quest. Meanwhile, we live in a drug culture. It is increasingly a drugged culture, for which overprescribing physicians must shoulder part of the blame. Do drugs have any place along the spiritual path? This issue will always be hotly debated.4 In Zen, the central issue is not whether each spiritual aspirant has the ''right'' to exercise their own curiosity, or the ''right'' to experiment on their own brains in the name of freedom of religion. It is a free country. Drugs are out there. The real questions are:  Can you exercise the requisite self-discipline to follow the Zen Buddhist Path?  Do you already have enough common sense to ask that seemingly naive question, ''What would Buddha do?'' (WWBD). ~ James Austin, Zen-Brain Reflections _Reviewing_Recent_Developments_in_Meditation_and_States_of_Consciousness,
30:But this is not always the manner of the commencement. The sadhaka is often led gradually and there is a long space between the first turning of the mind and the full assent of the nature to the thing towards which it turns. There may at first be only a vivid intellectual interest, a forcible attraction towards the idea and some imperfect form of practice. Or perhaps there is an effort not favoured by the whole nature, a decision or a turn imposed by an intellectual influence or dictated by personal affection and admiration for someone who is himself consecrated and devoted to the Highest. In such cases, a long period of preparation may be necessary before there comes the irrevocable consecration; and in some instances it may not come. There may be some advance, there may be a strong effort, even much purification and many experiences other than those that are central or supreme; but the life will either be spent in preparation or, a certain stage having been reached, the mind pushed by an insufficient driving-force may rest content at the limit of the effort possible to it. Or there may even be a recoil to the lower life, - what is called in the ordinary parlance of Yoga a fall from the path. This lapse happens because there is a defect at the very centre. The intellect has been interested, the heart attracted, the will has strung itself to the effort, but the whole nature has not been taken captive by the Divine. It has only acquiesced in the interest, the attraction or the endeavour. There has been an experiment, perhaps even an eager experiment, but not a total self-giving to an imperative need of the soul or to an unforsakable ideal. Even such imperfect Yoga has not been wasted; for no upward effort is made in vain. Even if it fails in the present or arrives only at some preparatory stage or preliminary realisation, it has yet determined the soul's future.But if we desire to make the most of the opportunity that this life gives us, if we wish to respond adequately to the call we have received and to attain to the goal we have glimpsed, not merely advance a little towards it, it is essential that there should be an entire self-giving. The secret of success in Yoga is to regard it not as one of the aims to be pursued in life, but as the one and only aim, not as an important part of life, but as the whole of life. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 1.02 - Self-Consecration,
31:Daemons 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 one). 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,
32:reading ::: 50 Spiritual Classics: List of Books Covered: Muhammad Asad - The Road To Mecca (1954) St Augustine - Confessions (400) Richard Bach - Jonathan Livingston Seagull (1970) Black Elk Black - Elk Speaks (1932) Richard Maurice Bucke - Cosmic Consciousness (1901) Fritjof Capra - The Tao of Physics (1976) Carlos Castaneda - Journey to Ixtlan (1972) GK Chesterton - St Francis of Assisi (1922) Pema Chodron - The Places That Scare You (2001) Chuang Tzu - The Book of Chuang Tzu (4th century BCE) Ram Dass - Be Here Now (1971) Epictetus - Enchiridion (1st century) Mohandas Gandhi - An Autobiography: The Story of My Experiments With Truth (1927) Al-Ghazzali - The Alchemy of Happiness (1097) Kahlil Gibran - The Prophet (1923) GI Gurdjieff - Meetings With Remarkable Men (1960) Dag Hammarskjold - Markings (1963) Abraham Joshua Heschel - The Sabbath (1951) Hermann Hesse - Siddartha (1922) Aldous Huxley - The Doors of Perception (1954) William James - The Varieties of Religious Experience (1902) Carl Gustav Jung - Memories, Dreams, Reflections (1955) Margery Kempe - The Book of Margery Kempe (1436) J Krishnamurti - Think On These Things (1964) CS Lewis - The Screwtape Letters (1942) Malcolm X - The Autobiography of Malcolm X (1964) Daniel C Matt - The Essential Kabbalah (1994) Dan Millman - The Way of the Peaceful Warrior (1989) W Somerset Maugham - The Razor's Edge (1944) Thich Nhat Hanh - The Miracle of Mindfulness (1975) Michael Newton - Journey of Souls (1994) John O'Donohue - Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom (1998) Robert M Pirsig - Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance (1974) James Redfield - The Celestine Prophecy (1994) Miguel Ruiz - The Four Agreements (1997) Helen Schucman & William Thetford - A Course in Miracles (1976) Idries Shah - The Way of the Sufi (1968) Starhawk - The Spiral Dance: A Rebirth of the Ancient Religion of the Great Goddess (1979) Shunryu Suzuki - Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind (1970) Emanuel Swedenborg - Heaven and Hell (1758) Teresa of Avila - Interior Castle (1570) Mother Teresa - A Simple Path (1994) Eckhart Tolle - The Power of Now (1998) Chogyam Trungpa - Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism (1973) Neale Donald Walsch - Conversations With God (1998) Rick Warren - The Purpose-Driven Life (2002) Simone Weil - Waiting For God (1979) Ken Wilber - A Theory of Everything (2000) Paramahansa Yogananda - Autobiography of a Yogi (1974) Gary Zukav - The Seat of the Soul (1990) ~ Tom Butler-Bowdon, 50 Spirital Classics (2017 Edition) ,
33:Sri Aurobindo writes here: "...Few and brief in their visits are the Bright Ones who are willing or permitted to succour." Why?(1 "The Way", Cent. Vol. 17, p. 40.)One must go and ask them! But there is a conclusion, the last sentences give a very clear explanation. It is said: "Nay, then, is immortality a plaything to be given lightly to a child, or the divine life a prize without effort or the crown for a weakling?" This comes back to the question why the adverse forces have the right to interfere, to harass you. But this is precisely the test necessary for your sincerity. If the way were very easy, everybody would start on the way, and if one could reach the goal without any obstacle and without any effort, everybody would reach the goal, and when one has come to the end, the situation would be the same as when one started, there would be no change. That is, the new world would be exactly what the old has been. It is truly not worth the trouble! Evidently a process of elimination is necessary so that only what is capable of manifesting the new life remains. This is the reason and there is no other, this is the best of reasons. And, you see, it is a tempering, it is the ordeal of fire, only that which can stand it remains absolutely pure; when everything has burnt down, there remains only the little ingot of pure gold. And it is like that. What puts things out very much in all this is the religious idea of fault, sin, redemption. But there is no arbitrary decision! On the contrary, for each one it is the best and most favourable conditions which are given. We were saying the other day that it is only his friends whom God treats with severity; you thought it was a joke, but it is true. It is only to those who are full of hope, who will pass through this purifying flame, that the conditions for attaining the maximum result are given. And the human mind is made in such a way that you may test this; when something extremely unpleasant happens to you, you may tell yourself, "Well, this proves I am worth the trouble of being given this difficulty, this proves there is something in me which can resist the difficulty", and you will notice that instead of tormenting yourself, you rejoice - you will be so happy and so strong that even the most unpleasant things will seem to you quite charming! This is a very easy experiment to make. Whatever the circumstance, if your mind is accustomed to look at it as something favourable, it will no longer be unpleasant for you. This is quite well known; as long as the mind refuses to accept a thing, struggles against it, tries to obstruct it, there are torments, difficulties, storms, inner struggles and all suffering. But the minute the mind says, "Good, this is what has to come, it is thus that it must happen", whatever happens, you are content. There are people who have acquired such control of their mind over their body that they feel nothing; I told you this the other day about certain mystics: if they think the suffering inflicted upon them is going to help them cross the stages in a moment and give them a sort of stepping stone to attain the Realisation, the goal they have put before them, union with the Divine, they no longer feel the suffering at all. Their body is as it were galvanised by the mental conception. This has happened very often, it is a very common experience among those who truly have enthusiasm. And after all, if one must for some reason or other leave one's body and take a new one, is it not better to make of one's death something magnificent, joyful, enthusiastic, than to make it a disgusting defeat? Those who cling on, who try by every possible means to delay the end even by a minute or two, who give you an example of frightful anguish, show that they are not conscious of their soul.... After all, it is perhaps a means, isn't it? One can change this accident into a means; if one is conscious one can make a beautiful thing of it, a very beautiful thing, as of everything. And note, those who do not fear it, who are not anxious, who can die without any sordidness are those who never think about it, who are not haunted all the time by this "horror" facing them which they must escape and which they try to push as far away from them as they can. These, when the occasion comes, can lift their head, smile and say, "Here I am." It is they who have the will to make the best possible use of their life, it is they who say, "I shall remain here as long as it is necessary, to the last second, and I shall not lose one moment to realise my goal"; these, when the necessity comes, put up the best show. Why? - It is very simple, because they live in their ideal, the truth of their ideal; because that is the real thing for them, the very reason of their being, and in all things they can see this ideal, this reason of existence, and never do they come down into the sordidness of material life.So, the conclusion:One must never wish for death.One must never will to die.One must never be afraid to die.And in all circumstances one must will to exceed oneself. ~ The Mother, Question and Answers Volume-4,
34:For instance, a popular game with California occultists-I do not know its inventor-involves a Magic Room, much like the Pleasure Dome discussed earlier except that this Magic Room contains an Omniscient Computer. To play this game, you simply "astrally project" into the Magic Room. Do not ask what "astral projection" means, and do not assume it is metaphysical (and therefore either impossible, if you are a materialist, or very difficult, if you are a mystic). Just assume this is a gedankenexperiment, a "mind game." Project yourself, in imagination, into this Magic Room and visualize vividly the Omniscient Computer, using the details you need to make such a super-information-processor real to your fantasy. You do not need any knowledge of programming to handle this astral computer. It exists early in the next century; you are getting to use it by a species of time-travel, if that metaphor is amusing and helpful to you. It is so built that it responds immediately to human brain-waves, "reading" them and decoding their meaning. (Crude prototypes of such computers already exist.) So, when you are in this magic room, you can ask this Computer anything, just by thinking of what you want to know. It will read your thought, and project into your brain, by a laser ray, the correct answer. There is one slight problem. The computer is very sensitive to all brain-waves. If you have any doubts, it registers them as negative commands, meaning "Do not answer my question." So, the way to use it is to start simply, with "easy" questions. Ask it to dig out of the archives the name of your second-grade teacher. (Almost everybody remembers the name of their first grade teacher-imprint vulnerability again-but that of the second grade teacher tends to get lost.) When the computer has dug out the name of your second grade teacher, try it on a harder question, but not one that is too hard. It is very easy to sabotage this machine, but you don't want to sabotage it during these experiments. You want to see how well it can be made to perform. It is wise to ask only one question at a time, since it requires concentration to keep this magic computer real on the field of your perception. Do not exhaust your capacities for imagination and visualization on your first trial runs. After a few trivial experiments of the second-grade-teacher variety, you can try more interesting programs. Take a person toward whom you have negative feelings, such as anger, disappointment, feeling-of-betrayal, jealousy or whatever interferes with the smooth, tranquil operation of your own bio-computer. Ask the Magic Computer to explain that other person to you; to translate you into their reality-tunnel long enough for you to understand how events seem to them. Especially, ask how you seem to them. This computer will do that job for you; but be prepared for some shocks which might be disagreeable at first. This super-brain can also perform exegesis on ideas that seem obscure, paradoxical or enigmatic to us. For instance, early experiments with this computer can very profitably turn on asking it to explain some of the propositions in this book which may seem inexplicable or perversely wrong-headed to you, such as "We are all greater artists than we realize" or "What the Thinker thinks, the Prover proves" or "mind and its contents are functionally identical." This computer is much more powerful and scientifically advanced than the rapture-machine in the neurosomatic circuit. It has total access to all the earlier, primitive circuits, and overrules any of them. That is, if you put a meta-programming instruction into this computer; it will relay it downward to the old circuits and cancel contradictory programs left over from the past. For instance, try feeding it on such meta-programming instructions as: 1. I am at cause over my body. 2. I am at cause over my imagination. 3.1 am at cause over my future. 4. My mind abounds with beauty and power. 5.1 like people, and people like me. Remember that this computer is only a few decades ahead of present technology, so it cannot "understand" your commands if you harbor any doubts about them. Doubts tell it not to perform. Work always from what you can believe in, extending the area of belief only as results encourage you to try for more dramatic transformations of your past reality-tunnels. This represents cybernetic consciousness; the programmer becoming self-programmer, self-metaprogrammer, meta-metaprogrammer, etc. Just as the emotional compulsions of the second circuit seem primitive, mechanical and, ultimately, silly to the neurosomatic consciousness, so, too, the reality maps of the third circuit become comic, relativistic, game-like to the metaprogrammer. "Whatever you say it is, it isn't, " Korzybski, the semanticist, repeated endlessly in his seminars, trying to make clear that third-circuit semantic maps are not the territories they represent; that we can always make maps of our maps, revisions of our revisions, meta-selves of our selves. "Neti, neti" (not that, not that), Hindu teachers traditionally say when asked what "God" is or what "Reality" is. Yogis, mathematicians and musicians seem more inclined to develop meta-programming consciousness than most of humanity. Korzybski even claimed that the use of mathematical scripts is an aid to developing this circuit, for as soon as you think of your mind as mind 1, and the mind which contemplates that mind as mind2 and the mind which contemplates mind2 contemplating mind 1 as mind3, you are well on your way to meta-programming awareness. Alice in Wonderland is a masterful guide to the metaprogramming circuit (written by one of the founders of mathematical logic) and Aleister Crowley soberly urged its study upon all students of yoga. ~ Robert Anton Wilson, Prometheus Rising ,
35:Why do we forget our dreams? Because you do not dream always at the same place. It is not always the same part of your being that dreams and it is not at the same place that you dream. If you were in conscious, direct, continuous communication with all the parts of your being, you would remember all your dreams. But very few parts of the being are in communication. For example, you have a dream in the subtle physical, that is to say, quite close to the physical. Generally, these dreams occur in the early hours of the morning, that is between four and five o'clock, at the end of the sleep. If you do not make a sudden movement when you wake up, if you remain very quiet, very still and a little attentive - quietly attentive - and concentrated, you will remember them, for the communication between the subtle physical and the physical is established - very rarely is there no communication. Now, dreams are mostly forgotten because you have a dream while in a certain state and then pass into another. For instance, when you sleep, your body is asleep, your vital is asleep, but your mind is still active. So your mind begins to have dreams, that is, its activity is more or less coordinated, the imagination is very active and you see all kinds of things, take part in extraordinary happenings.... After some time, all that calms down and the mind also begins to doze. The vital that was resting wakes up; it comes out of the body, walks about, goes here and there, does all kinds of things, reacts, sometimes fights, and finally eats. It does all kinds of things. The vital is very adventurous. It watches. When it is heroic it rushes to save people who are in prison or to destroy enemies or it makes wonderful discoveries. But this pushes back the whole mental dream very far behind. It is rubbed off, forgotten: naturally you cannot remember it because the vital dream takes its place. But if you wake up suddenly at that moment, you remember it. There are people who have made the experiment, who have got up at certain fixed hours of the night and when they wake up suddenly, they do remember. You must not move brusquely, but awake in the natural course, then you remember. After a time, the vital having taken a good stroll, needs to rest also, and so it goes into repose and quietness, quite tired at the end of all kinds of adventures. Then something else wakes up. Let us suppose that it is the subtle physical that goes for a walk. It starts moving and begins wandering, seeing the rooms and... why, this thing that was there, but it has come here and that other thing which was in that room is now in this one, and so on. If you wake up without stirring, you remembeR But this has pushed away far to the back of the consciousness all the stories of the vital. They are forgotten and so you cannot recollect your dreams. But if at the time of waking up you are not in a hurry, you are not obliged to leave your bed, on the contrary you can remain there as long as you wish, you need not even open your eyes; you keep your head exactly where it was and you make yourself like a tranquil mirror within and concentrate there. You catch just a tiny end of the tail of your dream. You catch it and start pulling gently, without stirring in the least. You begin pulling quite gently, and then first one part comes, a little later another. You go backward; the last comes up first. Everything goes backward, slowly, and suddenly the whole dream reappears: "Ah, there! it was like that." Above all, do not jump up, do not stir; you repeat the dream to yourself several times - once, twice - until it becomes clear in all its details. Once that dream is settled, you continue not to stir, you try to go further in, and suddenly you catch the tail of something else. It is more distant, more vague, but you can still seize it. And here also you hang on, get hold of it and pull, and you see that everything changes and you enter another world; all of a sudden you have an extraordinary adventure - it is another dream. You follow the same process. You repeat the dream to yourself once, twice, until you are sure of it. You remain very quiet all the time. Then you begin to penetrate still more deeply into yourself, as though you were going in very far, very far; and again suddenly you see a vague form, you have a feeling, a sensation... like a current of air, a slight breeze, a little breath; and you say, "Well, well...." It takes a form, it becomes clear - and the third category comes. You must have a lot of time, a lot of patience, you must be very quiet in your mind and body, very quiet, and you can tell the story of your whole night from the end right up to the beginning. Even without doing this exercise which is very long and difficult, in order to recollect a dream, whether it be the last one or the one in the middle that has made a violent impression on your being, you must do what I have said when you wake up: take particular care not even to move your head on the pillow, remain absolutely still and let the dream return. Some people do not have a passage between one state and another, there is a little gap and so they leap from one to the other; there is no highway passing through all the states of being with no break of the consciousness. A small dark hole, and you do not remember. It is like a precipice across which one has to extend the consciousness. To build a bridge takes a very long time; it takes much longer than building a physical bridge.... Very few people want to and know how to do it. They may have had magnificent activities, they do not remember them or sometimes only the last, the nearest, the most physical activity, with an uncoordinated movement - dreams having no sense. But there are as many different kinds of nights and sleep as there are different days and activities. There are not many days that are alike, each day is different. The days are not the same, the nights are not the same. You and your friends are doing apparently the same thing, but for each one it is very different. And each one must have his own procedure. Why are two dreams never alike?Because all things are different. No two minutes are alike in the universe and it will be so till the end of the universe, no two minutes will ever be alike. And men obstinately want to make rules! One must do this and not that.... Well! we must let people please themselves. You could have put to me a very interesting question: "Why am I fourteen years old today?" Intelligent people will say: "It is because it is the fourteenth year since you were born." That is the answer of someone who believes himself to be very intelligent. But there is another reason. I shall tell this to you alone.... I have drowned you all sufficiently well! Now you must begin to learn swimming! ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1953 36?,

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1:All life is an experiment. ~ Ken Liu,
2:Gedankenexperiment, ~ Neal Stephenson,
3:I'm still experimenting. ~ Stevie Wonder,
4:One planet, one experiment. ~ E O Wilson,
5:All life is an experiment.’” “A ~ Ken Liu,
6:All life is an experiment. ~ Marc Aronson,
7:it, she decided to experiment. ~ M L Stedman,
8:Play is experimenting with chance. ~ Novalis,
9:One planet, one experiment. ~ Edward O Wilson,
10:One planet, one experiment.” If ~ Bill Bryson,
11:The Obama experiment has failed. ~ John Thune,
12:All novels are experimental. ~ Anthony Burgess,
13:Life is too short not to experiment. ~ Jamelia,
14:Let the experiment be made. ~ Benjamin Franklin,
15:Live your life as an experiment. ~ Pema Ch dr n,
16:Nature is an experimenter. ~ Philip Jose Farmer,
17:All life is an experiment. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
18:All progress is experimental. ~ John Jay Chapman,
19:Continued experiment with dog today. ~ Eric Gill,
20:I didn't think; I experimented. ~ Anthony Burgess,
21:large-scale breeding experiments. ~ Frans de Waal,
22:I did not think; I experimented. ~ Wilhelm Rontgen,
23:I always wanted to be really experimental. ~ Grimes,
24:All poetry is experimental poetry. ~ Wallace Stevens,
25:You must make bold experiments in life! ~ Meher Baba,
26:A rare theorist turned experimentalist. ~ Willis Lamb,
27:I consider all my films experiments. ~ Michael Haneke,
28:Instincts are experiments. Data is proof. ~ Anonymous,
29:My tendency is to be very experimental. ~ Sean Lennon,
30:Reward worthy failure - Experimentation. ~ Bill Gates,
31:To be a poet you have to experiment. ~ Matthea Harvey,
32:"The life of man is a dubious experiment." ~ Carl Jung,
33:Unperformed experiments have no results. ~ Asher Peres,
34:Youth is wholly experimental. ~ Robert Louis Stevenson,
35:All the months are crude experiments, ~ Virginia Woolf,
36:Cleverly designed experiments are the key. ~ Carl Sagan,
37:Experiment is the sole source of truth. ~ Henri Poincare,
38:experimentó la desazón del anhelo frustrado. ~ Anonymous,
39:Experiment to discover how little you need. ~ Alan Cohen,
40:Most animal experimentation is useless. ~ Henry Heimlich,
41:I'm very fond of experimental housekeeping. ~ Jane Austen,
42:Belief unconfirmed by experiment is vain. ~ Francesco Redi,
43:Existence is the experiment itself. ~ Kim Stanley Robinson,
44:Experiment is the mother of knowledge. ~ Madeleine L Engle,
45:I am my own experiment. I am my own work of art. ~ Madonna,
46:Instincts are experiments. Data is proof. ~ Alistair Croll,
47:Experimenters are the shock troops of science. ~ Max Planck,
48:I always loved experimenting in film. ~ Isabella Rossellini,
49:I wanted to make experimental music out of pop. ~ Girl Talk,
50:The true method of knowledge is experiment. ~ William Blake,
51:Children were experiments, and his had failed. ~ Maile Meloy,
52:Every great inspiration is but an experiment. ~ Charles Ives,
53:I began writing as an experimental writer. ~ Sandra Cisneros,
54:The test of all knowledge is experiment. ~ Richard P Feynman,
55:Experimental science is the queen of knowledge. ~ Roger Bacon,
56:For me, experimenting involves traditionalism. ~ Bradford Cox,
57:I like to experiment a lot and invent things. ~ Kathy Ireland,
58:In politics experiments means revolutions. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
59:Life is but an endless series of experiments. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
60:Use your freedom to experiment with visual ideas. ~ Maya Deren,
61:Every choice we make in life is an experiment. ~ Charles Duhigg,
62:Experimentation is the key to 'lively up' the art. ~ Bob Marley,
63:I just think that life is a constant experiment. ~ Reggie Watts,
64:Children live life as a controlled experiment. ~ Jennifer Senior,
65:Everything is an experiment you can learn from. ~ Alistair Croll,
66:I experimented with marijuana a time or two. ~ William J Clinton,
67:If it disagrees with experiment, it's wrong. ~ Richard P Feynman,
68:If you want to experiment, do something temporary. ~ Andy Garcia,
69:Without proper experiments I conclude nothing. ~ Johannes Kepler,
70:You've got to experiment to figure out what works. ~ Andrew Weil,
71:Experiment is folly when experience shows the way. ~ Roger Babson,
72:Progress through cautious, well founded experiments. ~ Henry Ford,
73:Your responsibility as an artist is to experiment. ~ Squarepusher,
74:An experiment disproving a prediction is discovery. ~ Enrico Fermi,
75:dulce es la guerra para los que no la han experimentado. ~ Erasmus,
76:I am my own experiment. I am my own work of art. ~ Madonna Ciccone,
77:I did experiment with marijuana when I was a youth. ~ Andrew Cuomo,
78:Calling it an experiment gives you permission to fail. ~ A J Jacobs,
79:Experiment has a stimulus which withers its fear. ~ Emily Dickinson,
80:. . . in the full tide of successful experiment. ~ Thomas Jefferson,
81:It's not an experiment if you know it's going to work. ~ Jeff Bezos,
82:Vietnam was as much a laboratory experiment as a war. ~ John Pilger,
83:I keep learning, listening, growing and experimenting. ~ John Legend,
84:I love fools' experiments. I am always making them. ~ Charles Darwin,
85:I used to experiment all the time with my hair color. ~ Olivia Wilde,
86:The Universe is experimenting on himself, creating life. ~ Anonymous,
87:I can never stand still. I must explore and experiment. ~ Walt Disney,
88:An experiment not worth doing is not worth doing well. ~ Peter Medawar,
89:Doing an experiment is not more important than writing. ~ Edwin Boring,
90:Experiment is fundamentally only induced observation. ~ Claude Bernard,
91:If we can’t make the results of this experiment go ~ Martha Hall Kelly,
92:know how to turn a failed experiment into a life lesson ~ Andrew Gross,
93:The bottom line is that the euro is a failed experiment. ~ Paul Singer,
94:A vida não está escrita, é como um grande experimento. ~ Sophia Amoruso,
95:I give them experiments and they respond with speeches. ~ Louis Pasteur,
97:Cats have nine lives. Makes them ideal for experimentation. ~ Jimmy Carr,
98:Experimentalists never know when their work is finished. ~ Daniel H Pink,
99:Experimenters don’t come in late—they never went home. ~ Leon M Lederman,
100:When the chemistry is right, all the experiments work. ~ Gregory Benford,
101:Every failed experiment is one step closer to success. ~ Denzel Washington,
102:Ingredients should not read like a chemistry experiment! ~ Jessica Capshaw,
103:Life, however, is usually a between-subjects experiment, ~ Daniel Kahneman,
104:A fool is a man who never tried an experiment in his life. ~ Erasmus Darwin,
105:Heresies are experiments in man's unsatisfied search for truth. ~ H G Wells,
106:Inside a big experiment, there are little experiments, ~ Vijay Govindarajan,
107:Life is an experimental journey undertaken involuntarily. ~ Fernando Pessoa,
108:But it can be hard to experiment when you're in a band. ~ Julian Casablancas,
109:Géüdéü co loteré ma, pirufénrihua nélo. All life is an experiment, ~ Ken Liu,
110:I consider all my films an experiment, at least in my mind. ~ Michael Haneke,
111:Life is an experiment. The more experiments the better ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
112:Marriage is too interesting an experiment to be tried only once. ~ Eva Gabor,
113:That which we call sin in others is experiment for us. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
114:The best time to plan an experiment is after you've done it. ~ Ronald Fisher,
115:We have medicalized aging, and that experiment is failing us. ~ Atul Gawande,
116:Writing it is itself one of the experiments with truth. One ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
117:Experimental evidence is the final arbiter of right and wrong. ~ Brian Greene,
118:Experiment is the sole judge of the validity of any idea. ~ Richard P Feynman,
119:The narrator, in a voice-of-God tenor, explains the experiment. ~ Eric Weiner,
120:When it doesn’t work out, call it an “experiment,” not a failure. ~ Anonymous,
121:Art like life, should be free, since both are experimental. ~ George Santayana,
122:As you can see, at my age - 48 - Art is still one big experiment. ~ E J Hughes,
123:Coffee in England always tastes like a chemistry experiment. ~ Agatha Christie,
124:Faith begins as an experiment, and ends as an experience. ~ William Ralph Inge,
125:The kitchen was a science experiment gone terribly wrong—entire ~ Ransom Riggs,
126:You can be sure that I won't experiment with right-wing terms. ~ Martin Schulz,
127:A failed experiment can be more important than a trivial design ~ Verner Panton,
128:Experiments are mediators between nature and idea. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,
129:I reverted easily to my wild state, that is experimentation. ~ Jack Steinberger,
130:A fool, Mr, Edgeworth, is one who has never made an experiment. ~ Erasmus Darwin,
131:Art is sort of an experimental station in which one tries out living ~ John Cage,
132:But I think I’m coloured by my own wishes, & experimental mood. ~ Virginia Woolf,
133:Democracy is but an experiment in the long history of the world. ~ Mark McKinnon,
134:demonstrated experimentally, but few can actually be measured. ~ Daniel Kahneman,
135:I have experimental evidence that time travel is not possible. ~ Stephen Hawking,
136:our life is the instrument we use to experiment with the truth. ~ Eliot Pattison,
137:There is always room in our budget for a little experimentation. ~ Beth Comstock,
138:The scientific truth is forged in the fire of experiments, ~ Zygmunt Miloszewski,
139:Art is sort of an experimental station in which one tries out living. ~ John Cage,
140:experiment, explore and experience – the ideal way to educate oneself. ~ Samarpan,
141:Progress in science comes when experiments contradict theory. ~ Richard P Feynman,
142:Rule No. 6: Design Experiments and Test to Validate Your Hypotheses ~ Steve Blank,
143:The only thing I am completely committed to is experimentation. ~ I Leigh Private,
144:Creativity is your best makeup skill, don't be afraid to experiment. ~ Pat McGrath,
145:Experiment is the expected failure to deliberately learn something. ~ Scott Berkun,
146:Experiment is the sole interpreter of the artifices of Nature. ~ Leonardo da Vinci,
147:I don't know if experimental is a word I would ever use comfortably. ~ Jeff Tweedy,
148:One experiments and has to choose always the best results. ~ Karlheinz Stockhausen,
149:Our own lives are the instruments with which we experiment with truth. ~ Nhat Hanh,
150:We are an experiment in situation ethics set by the unnamed god. ~ Gregory Maguire,
151:For the majority of us, the past is a regret, the future an experiment ~ Mark Twain,
152:Have lots of experiments, but make sure they're strategically focused. ~ Adam Smith,
153:How hard, how desperately hard, is the way of the experimenter in art! ~ Amy Lowell,
154:I didn’t just experiment with marijuana – if you know what I mean. ~ James Carville,
155:It is the weight, not numbers of experiments that is to be regarded. ~ Isaac Newton,
156:Success depends on how many experiments you can fit into 24 hours ~ Thomas A Edison,
157:Well, I think music for kids is never anything but experimental is it? ~ Fred Frith,
158:Agreement and acceptance rarely stimulate experiments and progress. ~ Thor Heyerdahl,
159:Calculus was not math. It was a fucking science experiment gone wrong. ~ Abbi Glines,
160:I keep a number of experimental menu additions in the works all the time. ~ Ray Kroc,
161:In the philosophic sense, observation shows and experiment teaches. ~ Claude Bernard,
162:the attempt to break a habit of years is necessarily experimental. ~ Margaret Deland,
163:We've made science experiments of ourselves and our children. ~ Jonathan Safran Foer,
164:Do not put forward anything that you cannot prove by experimentation. ~ Louis Pasteur,
165:Fashion is a reflection of your personality, so have fun and experiment. ~ Pixie Lott,
166:I vowed never again to experiment with such sensitive creatures. ~ Christiaan Barnard,
167:The first experimental convinction that a loss may be sometimes a gain. ~ Jane Austen,
168:Art that serves an artist best is an experiment in expanding awareness. ~ Peter London,
169:I don't really know what that job [experimental philosopher] entails. ~ Jonathon Keats,
170:If experimenters have free will, then so do elementary particles. ~ John Horton Conway,
171:Love is an experiment ... what happens next is always surprising. ~ Jeanette Winterson,
172:on the conviction that nature responds to experimental interrogation. ~ Ilya Prigogine,
173:The way I approach things is from an experimental folk music standpoint. ~ Sxip Shirey,
174:Was I a science experiment? Did he want to pin me down and dissect me? ~ Suzanne Young,
175:We are right to take alarm at the first experiment upon our liberties. ~ James Madison,
176:Clarity is the child of careful thought and mindful experimentation. ~ Brendon Burchard,
177:If you see someone in trouble, you should help them. Experiment or not. ~ Veronica Roth,
178:Many, many people have done a lot more sexual experimentation than I have. ~ Erica Jong,
179:Obervation is a passive science, experimentation is an active science. ~ Claude Bernard,
180:The beautiful is the experimental proof that the incarnation is possible. ~ Simone Weil,
181:The Valley was a little experiment of capitalism with too much capital. ~ Michael Lewis,
182:What could be more experimental than me writing a straight up love song? ~ Bradford Cox,
183:You have not succeeded in your experiments, that is all there is to it. ~ Louis Pasteur,
184:any experiment of interest in life will be carried out at your own expense ~ John Wilmot,
185:Because no matter how experimental he is, his life isn't an experiment. ~ Cheryl Strayed,
186:I have always been more interested in experiment, than in accomplishment. ~ Orson Welles,
187:I'm ready to take on different selves and experiment and see what happens. ~ Angel Olsen,
188:I'm trying to make music a sensual expression, not an academic experiment. ~ Andrew Hill,
189:Should philosophy guide experiments, or should experiments guide philosophy? ~ Liu Cixin,
190:The innovation leader’s job is to execute a disciplined experiment. ~ Vijay Govindarajan,
191:The world depends on so many different species, each a nutty experiment ~ Richard Powers,
192:To get anywhere, one must choose one's mistakes, I chose experimental acts. ~ Asger Jorn,
193:Experiences are the chemicals of life with which the philosopher experiments ~ Manly Hall,
194:How insidious Nature is when one is trying to get at it experimentally. ~ Albert Einstein,
195:I think you get in trouble if you make experimental big studio films. ~ Richard Linklater,
196:Our own life is the instrument with which we experiment with the truth. ~ Thich Nhat Hanh,
197:All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
198:By nature, I am an experimentalist. I don't believe much in accomplishment. ~ Orson Welles,
199:«Primero tienes que experimentar lo que quieres expresar.» Vincent Van Gogh ~ Guy Kawasaki,
200:Science walks forward on two feet, namely theory and experiment. ~ Robert Andrews Millikan,
201:Startups have to focus on the big experiments that lead to validated learning. ~ Eric Ries,
202:That which we object to in others is often experiment for ourselves. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
203:along with dexterous experimentalists, industrial chemists, manufacturing ~ Walter Isaacson,
204:end-of-life discussions were an experimental drug, the FDA would approve it. ~ Atul Gawande,
205:Experiences are the chemicals of life with which the philosopher experiments ~ Manly P Hall,
206:I'm doubtful about the temper of your flamingo. Shall I try the experiment? ~ Lewis Carroll,
207:Quit pretending you know things you don’t and start running experiments. ~ Philip E Tetlock,
208:WARNING If you dare to read this story, you become part of the Experiment ~ James Patterson,
209:Christianity is not a mere religion but an experimentally testable science. ~ Frank J Tipler,
210:...People don't necessarily like to be experimented on. Not even by fiction. ~ Theodora Goss,
211:Should philosophy guide experiments, or should experiments guide philosophy?” Ye ~ Liu Cixin,
212:[The Constitution] is an experiment as all life is an experiment. ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr,
213:The ultimate court of appeal is observation and experiment... not authority. ~ Thomas Huxley,
214:Time to experiment. Necessity being the motherfucker of whatever is in its way. ~ Tim Winton,
215:While you are experimenting, do not remain content with the surface of things. ~ Ivan Pavlov,
216:But experiments went for nothing,-dualism had sworn to uphold its position. ~ Auguste Laurent,
217:Evening is a time of real experimentation. You never want to look the same way. ~ Donna Karan,
218:There is no need to argue if an experiment can be made. ~ Henri Etienne Sainte Claire Deville,
219:A little bit of self-experimentation never hurt anybody, except when it did. ~ Daniel H Wilson,
220:Don't believe the results of experiments until they're confirmed by theory. ~ Arthur Eddington,
221:Every book is a kind of experiment in doing something that feels impossible. ~ Jonathan Lethem,
222:Fiction is experimentation; when it ceases to be that, it ceases to be fiction. ~ John Cheever,
223:I cook a lot. I'm always experimenting. I'm not much of a recipe follower. ~ Erika Christensen,
224:If end-of-life discussions were an experimental drug, the FDA would approve it. ~ Atul Gawande,
225:I have been stupid and regret making a silly mistake experimenting with drugs. ~ Richard Bacon,
226:Sus deseos son simples, pero innegociables. Los experimenta como necesidades. ~ Vivian Gornick,
227:There comes a time when every scientist, even God, has to write off an experiment. ~ P D James,
228:Únete a los que experimentan, arriesgan, caen, se hieren y vuelven a arriesgar. ~ Paulo Coelho,
229:We never really know what stupidity is until we have experimented on ourselves. ~ Paul Gauguin,
230:En sus momentos de alegría intensa experimentaba siempre una tristeza inexplicable. ~ Anonymous,
231:Every great idea emerges out of a process of trial-and-error experimentation. ~ Scott D Anthony,
232:Every relationship is an experiment and what one learns from it is so fascinating. ~ Bill Ayers,
233:Odd thing it is—the word ‘experiment’ is unpopular, but not the word ‘experimental. ~ C S Lewis,
234:Ritual is to the internal sciences what experiment is to the external sciences. ~ Timothy Leary,
235:A rain shower was rehearsing. A few experimental droplets filled the silence. ~ Frances Hardinge,
236:Human life should not be considered as the proper material for wild experiments. ~ Sigmund Freud,
237:I enjoy experimenting and trying new beauty products. It is fun to try new looks! ~ Miranda Kerr,
238:la conciencia corresponde a la realidad tal y como la experimentamos subjetivamente. ~ Anonymous,
239:Mahatma Gandhi’s autobiography entitled The Story of My Experiments with Truth. ~ Robin S Sharma,
240:Men were strictly for pleasure and for experimenting with versions of the self. ~ Margot Livesey,
241:No experiment is ever a complete failure. It can always be used as a bad example. ~ Paul Dickson,
242:One can't be of an enquiring and experimental nature, and still be very sensible. ~ Charles Fort,
243:Sin la amenaza del sufrimiento no podemos experimentar la verdadera felicidad. ~ Neal Shusterman,
244:I really like to experiment. That's the only way I can work. It's instinctive. ~ F Murray Abraham,
245:Learning research tells us that the time lag from experiment to feedback is critical. ~ Kent Beck,
246:Persist. Practice. Experiment. Imagine. Do your best work, and all else will follow. ~ Sandi Metz,
247:There are people who say that you can't experiment... That condemns you to failure. ~ Jose Mujica,
248:True models usually produce better experimental predictions than false models ~ Eliezer Yudkowsky,
249:We must never make experiments to confirm our ideas, but simply to control them. ~ Claude Bernard,
250:A fortunate birth, in other words, is a shock absorber." -The Thought Experiment ~ George Saunders,
251:You have to experiment with different mediums and things around you [making art]. ~ Chath Piersath,
252:If your result needs a statistician then you should design a better experiment. ~ Ernest Rutherford,
253:It was the freedom to experiment that made this experiment called Freedom possible. ~ Justin Sirois,
254:Look for obstacles constantly and treat them as opportunities to experiment and learn. ~ Jez Humble,
255:Observation, reason, and experiment make up what we call the scientific method. ~ Richard P Feynman,
256:Personal experimentation is revealing, and once you get into it, immensely engaging. ~ Robert Henri,
257:Preston Nichols and Peter Moon’s 1992 book The Montauk Project: Experiments in Time ~ David Wilcock,
258:The way forward is to learn to see every startup in any industry as a grand experiment. ~ Eric Ries,
259:We are the subjects of an experiment which is not a little interesting to me. ~ Henry David Thoreau,
260:I figured I would be teaching my whole life and making experimental films on the side. ~ Todd Haynes,
261:If your experiment needs statistics, you ought to have done a better experiment. ~ Ernest Rutherford,
262:Infinite computing demonetizes error-making, thus democratizing experimentation. ~ Peter H Diamandis,
263:I started eBay as an experiment, as a side hobby basically, while I had my day job. ~ Pierre Omidyar,
264:I want to experiment with new techniques and become a "traditional baroque artist." ~ Camille Henrot,
265:Life is an experiment in which you may fail or succeed. Explore more, expect least. ~ Santosh Kalwar,
266:No puedes ser el instrumento del cambio si no experimentas ese cambio por ti mismo. ~ John C Maxwell,
267:Our political experiment of democracy, the last refuge of cheap misgovernment. ~ George Bernard Shaw,
268:The farther the experiment is from theory, the closer it is to the Nobel Prize. ~ Irene Joliot Curie,
269:The show, like everything we have done and still do, is just one more experiment. ~ Thomas Bangalter,
270:Allowing us to do many causal experiments is the fourth power of Big Data. ~ Seth Stephens Davidowitz,
271:British experimenters used Bank of England sealing wax to make glass tubes airtight. ~ Richard Rhodes,
272:if you’re not failing, you’re not actually being particularly experimental). ~ Jennifer Garvey Berger,
273:It is more important to have beauty in one's equations than to have them fit experiment. ~ Paul Dirac,
274:Learning to treat ourselves lovingly may at first feel like a dangerous experiment. ~ Sharon Salzberg,
275:Milton was the first person who really experimented with putting politics into sonnets. ~ Robert Hass,
276:Novels are a kind of experiment in selfhood, for the reader as well as for the author. ~ Jonathan Dee,
277:Telepathy, both simultaneous and precognitive, is now an experimentally established fact. ~ C D Broad,
278:The ultimate freedom for creative groups is the freedom to experiment with new ideas. ~ Daniel H Pink,
279:To engage in experiments on heat was always one of my most agreeable employments. ~ Benjamin Thompson,
280:Vita brevis, ars longa, occasio praeceps, experimentum periculosum, iudicium difficile. ~ Hippocrates,
281:Writing is a subtle art that is reached mostly by self-discovery and experimentation. ~ Jasper Fforde,
282:Any little bit of experimenting in self-nurturance is very frightening for most of us. ~ Julia Cameron,
283:I am not doing something that it is experimental music in relation to classical music. ~ Joanna Newsom,
284:One should avoid carrying out an experiment requiring more than 10 per cent accuracy. ~ Walther Nernst,
285:I want medical experiments on animals stopped. They don't do anything, and they don't work. ~ Sam Simon,
286:Life is one of those experiments meant to be conducted in a stimulating, messy environment. ~ Sara Zarr,
287:the Third Way focuses on creating a culture of continual learning and experimentation. These ~ Gene Kim,
288:Experiment with delaying commitments until you know enough and see if that leads to success. ~ Anonymous,
289:Many inventors fail because they do not distinguish between planning and experimenting. The ~ Henry Ford,
290:Sólo el que ha experimentado el colmo del infortunio puede sentir la felicidad suprema ~ Alexandre Dumas,
291:The amateur doesn't appreciate the need for experimentation. He wants his experts to know. ~ B F Skinner,
292:There is no higher or lower knowledge, but one only, flowing out of experimentation. ~ Leonardo da Vinci,
293:TV holds a close second to cars for destroying our society. It's a failed experiment. ~ Natalie Merchant,
294:Doing for people what they can and ought to do for themselves is a dangerous experiment. ~ Samuel Gompers,
295:Don't stop trying, learning, fighting, experimenting, doing, until the miracle happens. ~ Robert Kiyosaki,
296:Every time man makes a new experiment he always learns more. He cannot learn less. ~ R Buckminster Fuller,
297:If I had been a member of the academic establishment, I could have done other experiments. ~ Albert Ellis,
298:I like experimenting with different color lip glosses and lipsticks and things like that. ~ Jordyn Wieber,
299:La reina se decía experimentada en la pasión, en cuyos fuegos se había quemado muchas veces; ~ C sar Aira,
300:More often than not, the only reason we need experiments is that we're not smart enough. ~ Scott Aaronson,
301:She did have friends, she had just made a decision to stay home and experiment with dying. ~ Ann Patchett,
302:That's it. With equal parts regret and relief, the Jane's Addiction experiment is at an end. ~ Eric Avery,
303:This new project of hers was in experimental theology. But so is all of science she thought. ~ Carl Sagan,
304:Even if animal experimentation was proved to be of value, it would be morally wrong. ~ George Bernard Shaw,
305:Experimente! Ou, como dizem os Evangelistas de Scrum (Scrumologists), Inspecione & Adapte! ~ Anonymous,
306:I do not believe that it could never be justifiable to experiment on a brain-damaged human. ~ Peter Singer,
307:Life is short, art long, opportunity fleeting, experiment uncertain, and judgment difficult. ~ Hippocrates,
308:Spaceflight isn't just about doing experiments, it's about an extension of human culture. ~ Chris Hadfield,
309:The idea of experimenting with machines to create art was always something I tinkered with. ~ Reggie Watts,
310:We learn from history as much as a rabbit learns from an experiment that's performed upon it. ~ W G Sebald,
311:Why do you kids say you’re experimenting with drugs? You’re experimenting with ill health. ~ Bob Colacello,
312:You have a right to experiment with your life. You will make mistakes. And they are right too. ~ Anais Nin,
313:But the best demonstration by far is experience, if it go not beyond the actual experiment. ~ Francis Bacon,
314:Cephalopods are evolution’s only experiment in big brains outside of the vertebrates. ~ Peter Godfrey Smith,
315:Chicken fizz! O Lord, protect all of us who toil in the vineyards of experimental chemistry! ~ Alan Bradley,
316:I experimented with weed, Ecstasy, mushrooms and mescaline for about a year and a half. ~ Melissa Joan Hart,
317:I'm not saying I'd already done anything, actually, but I'd passed my experimental streak. ~ Chrissie Hynde,
318:Life would be indeed easier if the experimentalists would only pause for a little while! ~ Rudolph A Marcus,
319:Mathematics is an experimental science, and definitions do not come first, but later on. ~ Oliver Heaviside,
320:Nature holds no brief for the human experiment; it must stand or fall by its results. ~ George Bernard Shaw,
321:Reason has so many forms that we do not know which to choose-Experiment has no fewer. ~ Michel de Montaigne,
322:You will in the future hear me on a pop album, but that's just the experimental side of me. ~ Dave Lombardo,
323:How could youths better learn to live than by at once trying the experiment of living? ~ Henry David Thoreau,
324:how important it is to stay true to yourself even in the midst of an adventure or experiment. ~ Piper Kerman,
325:I like to try anything... You have to do the experiments to find out what the formulas are. ~ Jerry Seinfeld,
326:Innovation thrives on creativity and experimentation, but it also requires thoughtful pruning. ~ Laszlo Bock,
327:One of the nice things about science fiction is that it lets us carry out thought experiments. ~ Rudy Rucker,
328:Science is not about making predictions or performing experiments. Science is about explaining. ~ Bill Gaede,
329:We used to fight to the death but we tried the experiment, rolled the dice and like we got. ~ Anthony Kiedis,
330:Although the prime numbers are rigidly determined, they somehow feel like experimental data. ~ Timothy Gowers,
331:America is about to turn the page on Barack Obama's four-year experiment in big government. ~ Mitch McConnell,
332:As an actor, you have to be open to doing things where you look stupid, to be experimental. ~ Jesse Eisenberg,
333:But, you know, I was experimenting. You know, discovering the secrets of the universe. ~ Benjamin Alire S enz,
334:El hecho de que la gente experimente cosas no significa que tenga ninguna capacidad de reflexión, ~ Anonymous,
335:I like to be in the laboratory with the doors closed. I like experimenting and trying things. ~ Nigel Godrich,
336:Many such experiments taught me that the real seat of taste was not the tongue but the mind. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
337:The art is long, life is short, opportunity fleeting, experiment dangerous, judgment difficult. ~ Hippocrates,
338:The experimenter who does not know what he is looking for will not understand what he finds. ~ Claude Bernard,
339:The observer listens to nature: the experimenter questions and forces her to reveal herself. ~ Georges Cuvier,
340:The real measure of success is the number of experiments that can be crowded into 24 hours. ~ Thomas A Edison,
341:There has never been a great film unless it was created in the spirit of the experimental filmmaker. ~ Len Lye,
342:The test of all knowledge is experiment. Experiment is the sole judge of scientific truth. ~ Richard P Feynman,
343:The women's movement is a non-hierarchical one. It does things collectively and experimentally. ~ Robin Morgan,
344:we were much more likely to run experiments on our customers than we were to cater to their whims. ~ Eric Ries,
345:America - a great social and economic experiment, noble in motive and far-reaching in purpose. ~ Herbert Hoover,
346:Experimental psychologists use two gold standards: probability theory, and decision theory. ~ Eliezer Yudkowsky,
347:Experiment is the only means of knowledge at our disposal. Everything else is poetry, imagination. ~ Max Planck,
348:How far is truth susceptible of embodiment? That is the question, that is the experiment. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
349:If you double the number of experiments you do per year you're going to double your inventiveness. ~ Jeff Bezos,
350:I would trade all my experimental works for the single idea of the benzene theory. ~ August Wilhelm von Hofmann,
351:No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right; a single experiment can prove me wrong. ~ Albert Einstein,
352:The value of experimentation is not the trying. It's the trying again after the experiment fails. ~ Simon Sinek,
353:America was born of revolt, flourished in dissent, became great through experimentation. ~ Henry Steele Commager,
354:Anyone who puts on a crown, even if only as an
experiment, will end up looking for a kingdom. ~ Ahmed Saadawi,
355:Becoming acutely lonely, the experiment found, was as stressful as experiencing a physical attack. ~ Johann Hari,
356:If you call failures experiments, you can put them in your resume and claim them as achievements. ~ Mason Cooley,
357:I'm sort of an experimenter; I thought it'd be interesting to play around and see what's there. ~ Corbin Bernsen,
358:Never assume,’ he used to say, during experiments, ‘because to assume makes an ASS out of U and ME. ~ Paula Daly,
359:Rama’s experiments suggest that some metaphors can be understood as mild forms of synesthesia. In ~ Jaron Lanier,
360:Science is a combination of theory and experiment and the two together are how you make progress. ~ Lisa Randall,
361:THE FRAMEWORK: • Identify the routine • Experiment with rewards • Isolate the cue • Have a plan ~ Charles Duhigg,
362:The ocean is dying, and we have no place to escape to if this experiment doesn't go in our favor. ~ Sylvia Earle,
363:There is no such thing as a failed experiment, only experiments with unexpected outcomes. ~ R Buckminster Fuller,
364:Better abolish pulpits than fill them with men who have no experimental knowledge of what they teach. ~ Anonymous,
365:Experiment escorts us last-
His pungent company
will not allow an axiom
An opportunity ~ Emily Dickinson,
366:Experiments that crash atoms together could start a chain reaction that erodes everything on Earth. ~ Martin Rees,
367:His departure gave Catherine the first experimental conviction that a loss may be sometimes a gain. ~ Jane Austen,
368:I was a big fan of Middle Eastern elements of music and experimental electronic and tribal sounds. ~ Adam Lambert,
369:¿Por qué te vas a meter en una diminuta caja de identidad pudiendo experimentar tu infinidad? ~ Elizabeth Gilbert,
370:The credo of experimental science remains that an absence of evidence is not evidence of absence. ~ Frans de Waal,
371:To make great ideas a reality, we must act, experiment, fail, adapt, and learn on a daily basis. ~ Jocelyn K Glei,
372:Aquel que se suba a su embarcación y se lance al agua, va a experimentar lo que es navegar en realidad. ~ Anonymous,
373:A theory can be proved by experiment; but no path leads from experiment to the birth of a theory. ~ Albert Einstein,
374:a well-conceived experiment was like setting the table beautifully and inviting Truth to dinner. ~ T Colin Campbell,
375:Creativity needs a bit of untidiness. Make everything too neat and there is no room for experiment. ~ Charles Handy,
376:Do not put too much confidence in experimental results until they have been confirmed by theory. ~ Arthur Eddington,
377:Every aspect of life is an experiment that can be better understood if it is perceived in that way. ~ John Brockman,
378:Experimentei algo que depois, ao longo de minha vida, se repetiu frequentemente: a alegria do novo ~ Elena Ferrante,
379:I can envision observations and experiments that would disprove any evolutionary theory I know. ~ Stephen Jay Gould,
380:I don't place much faith in my intuitions, except as a starting place for designing experiments. ~ Elizabeth Spelke,
381:I never experiment with anything in my books. Experimentation means you don't know what you're doing. ~ Paul Auster,
382:Mysticism is an eclectic mixture of various forms of self-discovery that's primarily experimental. ~ Frederick Lenz,
383:Over the next four years, we will be bold. We will be willing to experiment. We will not fear failure. ~ Matt Blunt,
384:Para eso se es joven, para probar cosas, para experimentar. Para eso y para desafiarlo todo. ~ Jordi Sierra i Fabra,
385:Every cold empirick, when his heart is expanded by a successful experiment, swells into a theorist. ~ Samuel Johnson,
386:Everything is an experiment until it has a deadline. That gives it a destination, context, and a reason. ~ Brian Eno,
387:I always begin my stories as experiments - on large yellow tablets - a mixture of writing and sketching. ~ Bill Peet,
388:Kids will not listen to that. They're going to experiment no matter what, so you have to be honest. ~ Jenny McCarthy,
389:Por mais que uma vida seja longa, não vejo sentido em experimentá-la sem a sensação de estar viva. ~ Haruki Murakami,
390:Revolution cleanses men, improving them as the experimental farmer corrects the defects of his plants. ~ Che Guevara,
391:Right. Isn’t that how science works?” Redwing grinned. “If you don’t understand, do an experiment. ~ Gregory Benford,
392:Single life should be experimental in nature and open to accidents. Some accidents are happy ones. ~ Barbara Holland,
393:To truly live a creative life means that you will need to experiment in as many different fields as possible. ~ Moby,
394:un misionero entregado experimenta el gusto de ser un manantial, que desborda y refresca a los demás. ~ Pope Francis,
395:You say I sucked at the Oscars. I was a genius at the Oscars. That was experimental tuxedo sleep art. ~ James Franco,
396:All significant achievement comes from daring from experiment from the willingness to risk failure. ~ Sydney J Harris,
397:Any living cell carries with it the experience of a billion years of experimentation by its ancestors. ~ Max Delbruck,
398:Happily, at forty-six I still feel as experimental and on the verge of getting at the truth as ever. ~ Virginia Woolf,
399:I'm always experimenting and trying different things. That's what keeps it fun and encourages growth. ~ Charles Soule,
400:It is an acknowledged truth in philosophy that a just theory will always be confirmed by experiment. ~ Thomas Malthus,
401:It is as foolish to make experiments upon the constancy of a friend, as upon the chastity of a wife. ~ Samuel Johnson,
402:I wanted to understand the secrets behind my chemical experiments and behind the processes in nature. ~ Richard Ernst,
403:Managers must see themselves as experimenters who lead learning, not dictators who impose control. ~ Peter R Scholtes,
404:One of the ways of stopping science would be only to do experiments in the region where you know the law. ~ Anonymous,
405:The long experiment with professional politicians and professional government is over, and it failed. ~ Newt Gingrich,
406:The military is not a social experiment. The purpose of the military is kill people and break things. ~ Mike Huckabee,
407:The smaller the group, the more trial and error and experimenting you can do. I do a lot of garbage. ~ Pipilotti Rist,
408:Touring is really a weird social experiment, even though everyone thinks it's a party every day. ~ Babatunde Adebimpe,
409:Well, we spend an awful lot of our time working and doing experiments. It's very busy up on the shuttle. ~ Sally Ride,
410:With limited time or opportunity to experiment, we intentionally narrow our choices to those at the top. ~ Seth Godin,
411:All history is the experimental refutation of the theory of the so-called moral order of things. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
412:A metaphysical conclusion is either a false conclusion or a concealed experimental conclusion. ~ Hermann von Helmholtz,
413:An idea sparked in the 1960s, a thought experiment, an amusing haiku, is now a thing of metal and glass. ~ Janna Levin,
414:Better not perceive yourselves too high, O humans.
We only value mankind as our experimentation object. ~ Toba Beta,
415:Every cold empirick, when his heart is expanded by a successful experiment, swells into a theorist... ~ Samuel Johnson,
416:I am frequently astonished that it so often results in correct predictions of experimental results. ~ Murray Gell Mann,
417:I'm not playing!' Sophie retorted indignantly, 'I'm doing a very important philosophical experiment! ~ Jostein Gaarder,
418:Life is short, science is long; opportunity is elusive, experiment is dangerous, judgement is difficult. ~ Hippocrates,
419:Our success at Amazon is a function of how many experiments we do per year, per month, per week, per day. ~ Jeff Bezos,
420:The best scientific way to discover if one factor influences another is to do a controlled experiment. ~ Alison Gopnik,
421:The Progressive Blues Experiment, Johnny Winter... and Still Alive and Well is my favorite rock record ~ Johnny Winter,
422:What good is an idea if it remains an idea? Try. Experiment. Iterate. Fail. Try again. Change the world. ~ Simon Sinek,
423:You cannot acquire experience by making experiments. You cannot create experience. You must undergo it. ~ Albert Camus,
424:You must be ready to give up even the most attractive ideas when experiment shows them to be wrong. ~ Alessandro Volta,
425:You must come to Copenhagen to work with us. We like people who can actually perform thought experiments! ~ Niels Bohr,
426:You need courage to say the experiments must be wrong. I will explain where that courage comes from later. ~ Anonymous,
427:É como se ela tivesse nascido para sentir e experimentar o mundo de forma mais intensa do que todos nós. ~ Mitch Cullin,
428:El misterio de la vida no es problema que hay que resolver, sino una realidad que hay que experimentar. ~ Frank Herbert,
429:Every experiment, by multitudes or by individuals, that has a sensual and selfish aim, will fail. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
430:I'm proud of myself that I had the courage to experiment with crazy hairstyles and some fashion things. ~ John Slattery,
431:No experiment ever conducted has ever revealed an object of any form reaching the speed of light. ~ Neil deGrasse Tyson,
432:Nonviolence, applied to very large masses of mankind, is a new experiment in the history of the world. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
433:[Retirement] is a dangerous experiment, and generally ends in either drunkenness or hypochrondriacism. ~ Erasmus Darwin,
434:The Dark Ages were a massive experiment in the back-to-the-land hippy lifestyle (without the trust fund): ~ Matt Ridley,
435:The goal of every startup experiment is to discover how to build a sustainable business around that vision. ~ Eric Ries,
436:The tradition of the new. Yesterday's avant-gard-experiment is today's chic and tomorrow's cliche. ~ Richard Hofstadter,
437:Definiciones de Mulla Do-Piaza
Emocionalista: un hombre o mujer que cree haber experimentado lo divino. ~ Idries Shah,
438:Developing your authentic voice is the result of lifelong layers of learning, experimentation, and failure. ~ Todd Henry,
439:I come from a background of experimental music which mingled real sounds together with musical sounds. ~ Ennio Morricone,
440:I really dislike it when people talk about "experimental," because any good writer is experimental. ~ John Edgar Wideman,
441:I think some of this fascination with the 'Arab Spring' is just a grand experiment with Israel's survival. ~ John Bolton,
442:It's much easier on the emotions when one sees life as an experiment rather than a struggle for popularity. ~ Criss Jami,
443:Nadie puede experimentar en cabeza ajena. Pero la literatura brinda esa espectacular y única posibilidad. ~ Benito Taibo,
444:The child which overbalances itself in learning to walk is experimenting on the law of gravity. ~ William Stanley Jevons,
445:The Soviet failure revealed itself much more gradually: it was a pathological inability to experiment. The ~ Tim Harford,
446:When I was in England I experimented with marijuana a time or two, and I didn't like it. I didn't inhale. ~ Bill Clinton,
447:Wouldn’t you agree that we are all ‘created’ and all of our lives are . . . ‘experiments’ to some degree? ~ James Morris,
448:A book on the new physics, if not purely descriptive of experimental work, must essentially be mathematical. ~ Paul Dirac,
449:Apenas quem já experimentou a frustração da derrota consegue saborear com plenitude a alegria da vitória ~ Takehiko Inoue,
450:If you cannot saw with a file or file with a saw, then you will be no good as an experimentalist. ~ Augustin Jean Fresnel,
451:I have been trying all my life to like Scotchmen, and am obliged to desist from the experiment in despair. ~ Charles Lamb,
452:In real life, as well as in experiments, people can come to believe things that never really happened. ~ Elizabeth Loftus,
453:In the Lean Startup model, an experiment is more than just a theoretical inquiry; it is also a first product. ~ Eric Ries,
454:I think of myself as an experimentalist even though much of my music sounds logical and normal, in a sense. ~ Paul Lansky,
455:Los verdaderos grandes hombres deben de experimentar, a mi entender, una gran tristeza en este mundo ~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky,
456:Most important, a disciplined team can experiment with its own working style and draw meaningful conclusions. ~ Eric Ries,
457:Sentí antes de pensar: tal es el destino común de la humanidad, que yo experimenté más que nadie. ~ Jean Jacques Rousseau,
458:A lot of it's experimental, spontaneous. It's about knocking about in the studio and bumping into things. ~ Richard Prince,
459:Every great inspiration is but an experiment - though every experiment we know, is not a great inspiration. ~ Charles Ives,
460:Experimenting with different sounds is great, but when it comes down to it, you're still playing a guitar. ~ Scott Putesky,
461:Goldstein found that on average, the people in his experiment “enjoy more expensive wines slightly less. ~ Steven D Levitt,
462:If you give people literacy, bad ideas can be attacked and experiments tried, and lessons will accumulate. ~ Steven Pinker,
463:Invadiu-me o desejo quase doloroso de beijar aquela mulher,uma ânsia como nunca tinha experimentado... ~ Carlos Ruiz Zaf n,
464:Musicians tend to get bored playing the same thing over and over, so I think it's natural to experiment. ~ Dimebag Darrell,
465:The modern concept of the vacuum of space, confirmed every day by experiment, is a relativistic ether. ~ Robert B Laughlin,
466:The right to err, which means the freedom to try experiments, is the universal condition of all progress. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
467:The time has come to end the deadly experiment of disarming peaceable, law-abiding citizens near schools. ~ Steve Stockman,
468:Wondered about the experimental drugs interacting with airborne chemicals and leaving me unexpectedly dead. ~ Graham Parke,
469:A series of experimental tortures that increased the misery of her days without increasing the number of them. ~ John Green,
470:Developmental scientists like me explore the basic science of learning by designing controlled experiments. ~ Alison Gopnik,
471:Experiment is actually doing the art. That's the experiment and then you get to experience the experiment. ~ Robert Glasper,
472:Ideas do not always come in a flash but by diligent trial-and-error experiments that take time and thought. ~ Charles K Kao,
473:So I feel that the experimental verdict is in: the world is weird, and we just have to learn to live with it. ~ Max Tegmark,
474:The experimentation that I do has a lot to do with tunes and pitches and ways that melodies are put together. ~ Paul Lansky,
475:The most superior of scientific goals is to embrace a maximum of experiment with a minimum of hypotheses. ~ Albert Einstein,
476:The only thing worse than the failure of this massive global development experiment, would be its success. ~ Wolfgang Sachs,
477:What we clearly need is experimentation with market reforms and private delivery options [in health care]. ~ Stephen Harper,
478:A Californian firm called Morning Star Tomatoes has been experimenting with ‘self-management’ for two decades. ~ Matt Ridley,
479:All my experiments in Ahimsa have taught me that nonviolence in practice means common labour with the body. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
480:Democracy is always an unfinished experiment, testing the capacity of each generation to live freedom nobly. ~ George Weigel,
481:Dow Chemical has experimented with this concept in Europe, and DuPont is taking up this idea vigorously. ~ William McDonough,
482:Green Screen was a total experiment. I'm glad we did it, but it was just tough on that network to get it going. ~ Drew Carey,
483:Mathematical physics is in the first place physics and it could not exist without experimental investigations. ~ Peter Debye,
484:My purpose is to describe experiments in the science ofsatyagraha and not at all to describe how good I am. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
485:The thing that's good about Hip Hop is that it has experimented with a lot of different sounds and music. ~ Afrika Bambaataa,
486:They had not yet attained the stupefying boredom of omnipotence; their experiments did not always succeed. ~ Arthur C Clarke,
487:With limited time or opportunity to experiment, we intentionally narrow our choices to those at the top. You’re ~ Seth Godin,
488:All we want is to be treated like human beings, and not to be patronized, or experimented on like guinea pigs. ~ Winona Ryder,
489:An experiment is a question which science poses to Nature and a measurement is the recording of Nature's answer. ~ Max Planck,
490:Every experiment destroys some of the knowledge of the system which was obtained by previous experiments. ~ Werner Heisenberg,
491:Experiment is the sole source of truth. It alone can teach us something new; it alone can give us certainty. ~ Henri Poincare,
492:I'm not an experimental artist. I have no talent for that. I need a certain kind of antecedent form to follow. ~ Tony Kushner,
493:I was never trying to be experimental or anti-anything; I was always trying to be real to things I was feeling. ~ Nina Menkes,
494:There are relatively few experiments in atomic physics these days that don't involve the use of a laser. ~ Eric Allin Cornell,
495:The work on [polio] prevention was long delayed by... misleading experimental models of the disease in monkeys ~ Albert Sabin,
496:Too often, chefs just want to experiment - they want to use liquid nitrogen before they know how to use heat. ~ Tom Colicchio,
497:A theory with mathematical beauty is more likely to be correct than an ugly one that fits some experimental data. ~ Paul Dirac,
498:At the beginning of all experimental work stands the choice of the appropriate technique of investigation ~ Walter Rudolf Hess,
499:He was an innovator, an experimenter, a missionary in bringing the gospel of good cooking to the home table. ~ Craig Claiborne,
500:It's all just an instinct and an experiment and a mystery, so begin. Begin anywhere. Preferably right now. ~ Elizabeth Gilbert,

--- IN CHAPTERS (in Dictionaries, in Quotes, in Chapters)


   32 Occultism
   9 Philosophy
   6 Integral Yoga
   3 Yoga
   2 Christianity
   1 Hinduism

   31 Aleister Crowley
   23 Sri Aurobindo
   12 The Mother
   5 Satprem
   5 Aldous Huxley
   4 Friedrich Nietzsche
   4 Carl Jung
   3 Jorge Luis Borges
   2 Swami Krishnananda
   2 Saint Augustine of Hippo
   2 Nolini Kanta Gupta
   2 Jorge Luis Borges

   21 Magick Without Tears
   14 The Life Divine
   11 The Mothers Agenda
   11 Savitri
   11 Liber ABA
   11 Essays Divine And Human
   7 The Synthesis Of Yoga
   5 The Perennial Philosophy
   5 Sri Aurobindo or the Adventure of Consciousness
   4 Walden
   4 Essays In Philosophy And Yoga
   4 Aion
   4 A Garden of Pomegranates - An Outline of the Qabalah
   3 Twilight of the Idols
   3 The Secret Doctrine
   3 Letters On Yoga I
   2 Words Of Long Ago
   2 The Study and Practice of Yoga
   2 The Confessions of Saint Augustine
   2 Talks With Sri Aurobindo
   2 Sex Ecology Spirituality
   2 Selected Fictions

0.01_-_Life_and_Yoga, #The Synthesis Of Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  HERE are two necessities of Nature's workings which seem always to intervene in the greater forms of human activity, whether these belong to our ordinary fields of movement or seek those exceptional spheres and fulfilments which appear to us high and divine. Every such form tends towards a harmonised complexity and totality which again breaks apart into various channels of special effort and tendency, only to unite once more in a larger and more puissant synthesis. Secondly, development into forms is an imperative rule of effective manifestation; yet all truth and practice too strictly formulated becomes old and loses much, if not all, of its virtue; it must be constantly renovated by fresh streams of the spirit revivifying the dead or dying vehicle and changing it, if it is to acquire a new life. To be perpetually reborn is the condition of a material immortality. We are in an age, full of the throes of travail, when all forms of thought and activity that have in themselves any strong power of utility or any secret virtue of persistence are being subjected to a supreme test and given their opportunity of rebirth. The world today presents the aspect of a huge cauldron of Medea in which all things are being cast, shredded into pieces, experimented on, combined and recombined either to perish and provide the scattered material of new forms or to emerge rejuvenated and changed for a fresh term of existence. Indian Yoga, in its essence a special action or formulation of certain great powers of Nature, itself specialised, divided and variously formulated, is potentially one of these dynamic elements of the future life of humanity. The child of immemorial ages, preserved by its vitality and truth into our modern times, it is now emerging from the secret schools and ascetic retreats in which it had taken refuge and is seeking its place in the future sum of living human powers and utilities. But it has first to rediscover itself, bring to the surface
  Yogic methods have something of the same relation to the customary psychological workings of man as has the scientific handling of the force of electricity or of steam to their normal operations in Nature. And they, too, like the operations of Science, are formed upon a knowledge developed and confirmed by regular experiment, practical analysis and constant result. All
  Rajayoga, for instance, depends on this perception and experience that our inner elements, combinations, functions, forces, can be separated or dissolved, can be new-combined and set to novel and formerly impossible workings or can be transformed and resolved into a new general synthesis by fixed internal processes. Hathayoga similarly depends on this perception and experience that the vital forces and functions to which our life is normally subjected and whose ordinary operations seem set and indispensable, can be mastered and the operations changed or suspended with results that would otherwise be impossible and that seem miraculous to those who have not seized the rationale of their process. And if in some other of its forms this character of Yoga is less apparent, because they are more intuitive and less mechanical, nearer, like the Yoga of Devotion, to a supernal ecstasy or, like the Yoga of Knowledge, to a supernal infinity of consciousness and being, yet they too start from the use of some principal faculty in us by ways and for ends not contemplated in its everyday spontaneous workings. All methods grouped under the common name of Yoga are special psychological processes founded on a fixed truth of Nature and developing, out of normal functions, powers and results which were always latent but which her ordinary movements do not easily or do not often manifest.

0.03_-_The_Threefold_Life, #The Synthesis Of Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  The mental life concentrates on the aesthetic, the ethical and the intellectual activities. Essential mentality is idealistic and a seeker after perfection. The subtle self, the brilliant Atman,1 is ever a dreamer. A dream of perfect beauty, perfect conduct, perfect Truth, whether seeking new forms of the Eternal or revitalising the old, is the very soul of pure mentality. But it knows not how to deal with the resistance of Matter. There it is hampered and inefficient, works by bungling experiments and has either to withdraw from the struggle or submit to the grey actuality. Or else, by studying the material life and accepting the conditions of the contest, it may succeed, but only in imposing temporarily some artificial system which infinite Nature either rends and casts aside or disfigures out of recognition or by withdrawing her assent leaves as the corpse of a dead ideal. Few and far between have been those realisations of the dreamer in Man which the world has gladly accepted, looks back to with a fond memory and seeks, in its elements, to cherish.
  When the gulf between actual life and the temperament of the thinker is too great, we see as the result a sort of withdrawing of the Mind from life in order to act with a greater freedom in its own sphere. The poet living among his brilliant visions, the artist absorbed in his art, the philosopher thinking out the problems of the intellect in his solitary chamber, the scientist, the scholar caring only for their studies and their experiments, were often in former days, are even now not unoften the Sannyasins of the intellect. To the work they have done for humanity, all its past bears record.

01.03_-_The_Yoga_of_the_King_The_Yoga_of_the_Souls_Release, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  There rose a song of new discovery,
  A bow-twang's hum of young experiment.
  Each day was a spiritual romance,
  Life now became a sure approach to God,
  Existence a divine experiment
  And cosmos the soul's opportunity.

01.04_-_The_Secret_Knowledge, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Our very being seems to us questionable,
  Our life a vague experiment, the soul
  A flickering light in a strange ignorant world,
  His consciousness is a babe upon her knees,
  His being a field of her vast experiment,
  Her endless space is the playground of his thoughts;

02.01_-_Metaphysical_Thought_and_the_Supreme_Truth, #The Integral Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Thought, intellect, the logical reason came to be regarded more and more as the highest means and even the highest end; in philosophy, Thought is the be-all and the end-all. It is by intellectual thinking and speculation that the truth is to be discovered; even spiritual experience has been summoned to pass the tests of the intellect, if it is to be held valid - just the reverse of the
  Indian position. Even those who see that mental Thought must be overpassed and admit a supramental "Other", do not seem to escape from the feeling that it must be through mental Thought, sublimating and transmuting itself, that this other Truth must be reached and made to take the place of the mental limitation and ignorance. And again Western thought has ceased to be dynamic; it has sought after a theory of things, not after realisation. It was still dynamic amongst the ancient Greeks, but for moral and aesthetic rather than spiritual ends. Later on, it became yet more purely intellectual and academic; it became intellectual speculation only without any practical ways and means for the attainment of the Truth by spiritual experiment, spiritual discovery, a spiritual transformation. If there were not this difference, there would be no reason for seekers like yourself to turn to the East for guidance; for in the purely intellectual field, the Western thinkers are as competent as any Eastern sage.

02.01_-_The_World-Stair, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
    Parent or kin to our ideas and dreams
    Where Space is a vast experiment of the soul,
    In an immaterial substance linked to ours

02.03_-_The_Glory_and_the_Fall_of_Life, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  In the unexplored expanses of the soul.
  To be seemed only a long experiment,
  The hazard of a seeking ignorant Force
  At her will, led by a luminous Immanence
  The hazardous experimenting Mind
  Pushes its way through obscure possibles

02.04_-_The_Kingdoms_of_the_Little_Life, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  The Force that works by the light of Ignorance,
  Her animal experiment began,
  Crowding with conscious creatures her world-scheme;

02.05_-_The_Godheads_of_the_Little_Life, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Mind's insufficient self-discovery,
  An early attempt, a first experiment.
  This was a toy to amuse the infant earth;
  A game, a work ambiguously divine.
  Our seekings are short-lived experiments
  Made by a wordless and inscrutable Power

02.14_-_The_World-Soul, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Once more they must face the problem-game of birth,
  The soul's experiment of joy and grief
  And thought and impulse lighting the blind act,

03.03_-_The_House_of_the_Spirit_and_the_New_Creation, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  The clash of strife in the very clasp of love,
  The dangerous pain of life's experiment
  In the values of Inconsequence and Chance,

03.04_-_The_Vision_and_the_Boon, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Half-way he stops his star of destiny:
  A vast and vain long-tried experiment,
  An ill-served high conception doubtfully done,

04.02_-_The_Growth_of_the_Flame, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  A mind daring heavenly experiment,
  Growing towards some largeness they felt near,

07.04_-_The_Triple_Soul-Forces, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  All was prepared through many a silent age,
  God made experiments with animal shapes,
  Then only when all was ready I was born.

1.009_-_Perception_and_Reality, #The Study and Practice of Yoga, #Swami Krishnananda, #Yoga
  The worst thing for a person would be to get involved in something and not know that it has happened, because in such a case, observation, experiment, and analysis would not be possible. There should be some sort of a possibility for objective observation by a state of mind which will act as a witness of these conditions which are to be observed. But when these conditions to be observed get identified with the witnessing consciousness itself, then observation is not possible. So, self-analysis is a very difficult process. It is a difficult process because in the self which is to be analysed, the subject and the object cannot be distinguished, and we are used to only those types and kinds of analyses where the objects of observation stand outside the subject of investigation. Self-investigation is difficult merely for this reason. One cannot know oneself, analyse oneself, study oneself, examine oneself, or treat oneself, for obvious reasons.

1.00a_-_Introduction, #Magick Without Tears, #Aleister Crowley, #Occultism
  Your expressions about "purifying the feelings" and so on are rather vague to enter into a scientific system like ours. The result which you doubtless refer to is attained automatically in the course of your experiments. Your very soon discover the sort of state of mind which is favourable or unfavourable to the work, and you also discover what is helpful and harmful to these states in your way of life. For instance, the practice like the non-receiving of gifts is all right for a Hindu whose mind is branded for ten thousand incarnations by the shock of accepting a cigarette or a cup of tea. Incidentally, most of the Eastern cults fall down when they come West, simply because they make no allowance for our different temperaments. Also they set tasks which are completely unsuitable to Europeans an immense amount of disappointment has been caused by failure to recognize these facts.

1.00b_-_INTRODUCTION, #The Perennial Philosophy, #Aldous Huxley, #Philosophy
  itself, but also, by its reflection in external behaviour, to other minds. It is only by
  making physical experiments that we can discover the intimate nature of matter and
  its potentialities. And it is only by making psychological and moral experiments that
  we can discover the intimate nature of mind and its potentialities. In the ordinary

1.00_-_Preliminary_Remarks, #Liber ABA, #Aleister Crowley, #Occultism
  Being more or less bankrupt, the best thing we can do is to attack the problem afresh without preconceived ideas. Let us begin by doubting every statement. Let us find a way of subjecting every statement to the test of experiment. Is there any truth at all in the claims of various religions? Let us examine the question.

1.00_-_The_way_of_what_is_to_come, #The Red Book Liber Novus, #unset, #Mythology
  36. Jung later described his personal transformation at this time as an example of the beginning of the second half of life, which frequently marked a return to the soul, after the goals and ambitions of the first half of life had been achieved (Symbols of Traniformation [1952], CW 5, p. xxvi); see also The turning point of life (1930, CW 8).
  37. Jung is referring here to his earlier work. For example, he had written in 1905, Through the associations experiment we are at least given the means to pave the way for the experimental research of the mysteries of the sick soul (The psychopathological meaning of the associations experiment, CW 2, 897)
  38. In Psychological Types (1921) Jung noted that in psychology, conceptions are a product of the subjective psychological constellation of the researcher (CW 6, 9). This reflexivity formed an important theme in his later work (see my jung and the Making of Modem Psychology: The

1.01_-_Economy, #Walden, and On The Duty Of Civil Disobedience, #Henry David Thoreau, #Philosophy
  One may almost doubt if the wisest man has learned any thing of absolute value by living. Practically, the old have no very important advice to give the young, their own experience has been so partial, and their lives have been such miserable failures, for private reasons, as they must believe; and it may be that they have some faith left which belies that experience, and they are only less young than they were. I have lived some thirty years on this planet, and I have yet to hear the first syllable of valuable or even earnest advice from my seniors. They have told me nothing, and probably cannot tell me any thing to the purpose. Here is life, an experiment to a great extent untried by me; but it does not avail me that they have tried it. If I have any experience which I think valuable, I am sure to reflect that this my
  Mentors said nothing about.
  But to make haste to my own experiment.
  Those things for which the most money is demanded are never the things which the student most wants. Tuition, for instance, is an important item in the term bill, while for the far more valuable education which he gets by associating with the most cultivated of his contemporaries no charge is made. The mode of founding a college is, commonly, to get up a subscription of dollars and cents, and then following blindly the principles of a division of labor to its extreme, a principle which should never be followed but with circumspection,to call in a contractor who makes this a subject of speculation, and he employs
  Irishmen or other operatives actually to lay the foundations, while the students that are to be are said to be fitting themselves for it; and for these oversights successive generations have to pay. I think that it would be _better than this_, for the students, or those who desire to be benefited by it, even to lay the foundation themselves. The student who secures his coveted leisure and retirement by systematically shirking any labor necessary to man obtains but an ignoble and unprofitable leisure, defrauding himself of the experience which alone can make leisure fruitful. But, says one, you do not mean that the students should go to work with their hands instead of their heads? I do not mean that exactly, but I mean something which he might think a good deal like that; I mean that they should not _play_ life, or _study_ it merely, while the community supports them at this expensive game, but earnestly _live_ it from beginning to end. How could youths better learn to live than by at once trying the experiment of living? Methinks this would exercise their minds as much as mathematics. If I wished a boy to know something about the arts and sciences, for instance, I would not pursue the common course, which is merely to send him into the neighborhood of some professor, where any thing is professed and practised but the art of life;to survey the world through a telescope or a microscope, and never with his natural eye; to study chemistry, and not learn how his bread is made, or mechanics, and not learn how it is earned; to discover new satellites to Neptune, and not detect the motes in his eyes, or to what vagabond he is a satellite himself; or to be devoured by the monsters that swarm all around him, while contemplating the monsters in a drop of vinegar.
     There are left,................. $ 8.71,
   beside produce consumed and on hand at the time this estimate was made of the value of $4.50,the amount on hand much more than balancing a little grass which I did not raise. All things considered, that is, considering the importance of a mans soul and of to-day, notwithstanding the short time occupied by my experiment, nay, partly even because of its transient character, I believe that that was doing better than any farmer in Concord did that year.
    All experiments which failed:
    Flour,................... 0.88 Costs more than Indian meal,
  Yes, I did eat $8.74, all told; but I should not thus unblushingly publish my guilt, if I did not know that most of my readers were equally guilty with myself, and that their deeds would look no better in print. The next year I sometimes caught a mess of fish for my dinner, and once I went so far as to slaughter a woodchuck which ravaged my bean-field,effect his transmigration, as a Tartar would say,and devour him, partly for experiments sake; but though it afforded me a momentary enjoyment, notwithstanding a musky flavor, I saw that the longest use would not make that a good practice, however it might seem to have your woodchucks ready dressed by the village butcher.
  Every New Englander might easily raise all his own breadstuffs in this land of rye and Indian corn, and not depend on distant and fluctuating markets for them. Yet so far are we from simplicity and independence that, in Concord, fresh and sweet meal is rarely sold in the shops, and hominy and corn in a still coarser form are hardly used by any. For the most part the farmer gives to his cattle and hogs the grain of his own producing, and buys flour, which is at least no more wholesome, at a greater cost, at the store. I saw that I could easily raise my bushel or two of rye and Indian corn, for the former will grow on the poorest land, and the latter does not require the best, and grind them in a hand-mill, and so do without rice and pork; and if I must have some concentrated sweet, I found by experiment that I could make a very good molasses either of pumpkins or beets, and I knew that I needed only to set out a few maples to obtain it more easily still, and while these were growing I could use various substitutes beside those which I have named. For, as the Forefathers sang,
  For my part, I am glad to hear of experiments of this kind being tried; as that a young man tried for a fortnight to live on hard, raw corn on the ear, using his teeth for all mortar. The squirrel tribe tried the same and succeeded. The human race is interested in these experiments, though a few old women who are incapacitated for them, or who own their thirds in mills, may be alarmed.

1.01_-_Historical_Survey, #A Garden of Pomegranates - An Outline of the Qabalah, #Israel Regardie, #Occultism
  The Zohar so impressed the celebrated scholastic meta- physician and experimental chemist, Raymond Lully, that it suggested to him the development of the Ars Magna (The
  Great Work), an idea in the exposition of which he exhibits the loftiest conceptions of the Qabalah, regarding it as a divine science and a genuine revelation of Light to the human soul. He was one of those few isolated figures attracted to its study, who saw through its use of a peculiar type of symbol, and endeavoured to construct a workable magical or philosophical alphabet, an explanation of which will be attempted in the remaining chapters of this work.

1.01_-_MAXIMS_AND_MISSILES, #Twilight of the Idols, #Friedrich Nietzsche, #Philosophy
  The perfect woman perpetrates literature as if it were a petty vice: as
  an experiment, _en passant,_ and looking about her all the while to
  see whether anybody is noticing her, hoping that somebody _is_ noticing

1.01_-_THAT_ARE_THOU, #The Perennial Philosophy, #Aldous Huxley, #Philosophy
  The man who wishes to know the That which is thou may set to work in any one of three ways. He may begin by looking inwards into his own particular thou and, by a process of dying to selfself in reasoning, self in willing, self in feelingcome at last to a knowledge of the Self, the Kingdom of God that is within. Or else he may begin with the thous existing outside himself, and may try to realize their essential unity with God and, through God, with one another and with his own being. Or, finally (and this is doubtless the best way), he may seek to approach the ultimate That both from within and from without, so that he comes to realize God experimentally as at once the principle of his own thou and of all other thous, animate and inanimate. The completely illuminated human being knows, with Law, that God is present in the deepest and most central part of his own soul; but he is also and at the same time one of those who, in the words of Plotinus,

1.01_-_The_Ideal_of_the_Karmayogin, #Essays In Philosophy And Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  We believe on the other hand that India is destined to work out her own independent life and civilisation, to stand in the forefront of the world and solve the political, social, economical and moral problems which Europe has failed to solve, yet the pursuit of whose solution and the feverish passage in that pursuit from experiment to experiment, from failure to failure she calls her progress. Our means must be as great as our ends and the strength to discover and use the means so as to attain the end can only be found by seeking the eternal source of strength in ourselves.
  We do not believe that by multiplying new sects limited within the narrower and inferior ideas of religion imported from the West or by creating organisations for the perpetuation of the mere dress and body of Hinduism we can recover our spiritual health, energy and greatness. The world moves through an indispensable interregnum of free thought and materialism to a new synthesis of religious thought and experience, a new religious world-life free from intolerance, yet full of faith and fervour, accepting all forms of religion because it has an unshakable faith in the One. The religion which embraces Science and faith,
  Theism, Christianity, Mahomedanism and Buddhism and yet is none of these, is that to which the World-Spirit moves. In our own, which is the most sceptical and the most believing of all, the most sceptical because it has questioned and experimented the most, the most believing because it has the deepest experience and the most varied and positive spiritual knowledge, - that wider Hinduism which is not a dogma or combination of dogmas but a law of life, which is not a social framework but the spirit of a past and future social evolution, which rejects nothing but insists on testing and experiencing everything and when tested and experienced turning it to the soul's uses, in this
  Hinduism we find the basis of the future world-religion. This sanatana dharma has many scriptures, Veda, Vedanta, Gita,

1.02_-_Prana, #Raja-Yoga, #Swami Vivkenanda, #unset
  In this universe there is one continuous substance on every plane of existence. Physically this universe is one: there is no difference between the sun and you. The scientist will tell you it is only a fiction to say the contrary. There is no real difference between the table and me; the table is one point in the mass of matter, and I another point. Each form represents, as it were, one whirlpool in the infinite ocean of matter, of which not one is constant. Just as in a rushing stream there may be millions of whirlpools, the water in each of which is different every moment, turning round and round for a few seconds, and then passing out, replaced by a fresh quantity, so the whole universe is one constantly changing mass of matter, in which all forms of existence are so many whirlpools. A mass of matter enters into one whirlpool, say a human body, stays there for a period, becomes changed, and goes out into another, say an animal body this time, from which again after a few years, it enters into another whirlpool, called a lump of mineral. It is a constant change. Not one body is constant. There is no such thing as my body, or your body, except in words. Of the one huge mass of matter, one point is called a moon, another a sun, another a man, another the earth, another a plant, another a mineral. Not one is constant, but everything is changing, matter eternally concreting and disintegrating. So it is with the mind. Matter is represented by the ether; when the action of Prana is most subtle, this very ether, in the finer state of vibration, will represent the mind and there it will be still one unbroken mass. If you can simply get to that subtle vibration, you will see and feel that the whole universe is composed of subtle vibrations. Sometimes certain drugs have the power to take us, while as yet in the senses, to that condition. Many of you may remember the celebrated experiment of Sir Humphrey Davy, when the laughing gas overpowered him how, during the lecture, he remained motionless, stupefied and after that, he said that the whole universe was made up of ideas. For, the time being, as it were, the gross vibrations had ceased, and only the subtle vibrations which he called ideas, were present to him. He could only see the subtle vibrations round him; everything had become thought; the whole universe was an ocean of thought, he and everyone else had become little thought whirlpools.

1.02_-_Self-Consecration, #The Synthesis Of Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  4:But this is not always the manner of the commencement. The Sadhaka is often led gradually and there is a long space between the first turning of the mind and the full assent of the nature to the thing towards which it turns. There may at first be only a vivid intellectual interest, a forcible attraction towards the idea and some imperfect form of practice. Or perhaps there is an effort not favoured by the whole nature, a decision or a turn imposed by an intellectual influence or dictated by personal affection and admiration for someone who is himself consecrated and devoted to the Highest. In such cases, a long period of preparation may be necessary before there comes the irrevocable consecration; and in some instances it may not come. There may be some advance, there may be a strong effort, even much purification and many experiences other than those that are central or supreme; but the life will either be spent in preparation or, a certain stage having been reached, the mind pushed by an insufficient driving-force may rest content at the limit of the effort possible to it. Or there may even be a recoil to the lower life, -- what is called in the ordinary parlance of Yoga a fall from the path. This lapse happens because there is a defect at the very centre. The intellect has been interested, the heart attracted, the will has strung itself to the effort, but the whole nature has not been taken captive by the Divine. It has only acquiesced in the interest, the attraction or the endeavour. There has been an experiment, perhaps even an eager experiment, but not a total self-giving to an imperative need of the soul or to an unforsakable ideal. Even such imperfect Yoga has not been wasted; for no upward effort is made in vain. Even if it fails in the present or arrives only at some preparatory stage or preliminary realisation, it has yet determined the soul's future.

1.02_-_The_Eternal_Law, #Sri Aurobindo or the Adventure of Consciousness, #Satprem, #Integral Yoga
  neuroses of an unbalanced society: we must implicate ourselves.
  Indeed, if we brought as much sincerity, meticulousness, and perseverance to the study of the inner world as we do to the study of our books, we would go fast and far the West also has surprises in store for us but it must first get rid of its preconceptions (Columbus did not draw the map of America before leaving Palos). These simple truths may be worth repeating, for the West seems to be caught between two falsehoods: the overly serious falsehood of the spiritualists, who have already settled the question of God in a few infallible paragraphs, and the not-serious-enough falsehood of the rudimentary occultists and psychics, who have reduced the invisible to a sort of freak-show of the imagination. India, wisely, refers us to our own direct experience and to experimental methods. Sri Aurobindo would soon put this fundamental lesson of experimental spirituality into practice.
  But what kind of men, what human substance, was he going to find in that India he did not know? Once we have set aside the exotic facade and the bizarre (to us) customs that amuse and intrigue tourists,
  The first sign announcing a new being, probably, is the dawning sense of a terrible lack of something, which neither his science nor his churches nor his garish pleasures can ever fulfill. Man cannot be dispossessed of his secrets with impunity. This, too, was a living testimonial India imparted to Sri Aurobindo, unless he knew it already in his own flesh.
  However, if we expect India, the land where ancient Mysteries survive, to give us the practical solution we are seeking, we may be disappointed. Sri Aurobindo, who soon learned to appreciate the freedom, spiritual breadth, and immense experimental knowledge India offers a seeker, did not subscribe to everything there, far from it;
  not that there was anything to reject; there is nothing to reject anywhere, not in so-called Hinduism any more than in Christianity or in any other aspiration of man; but there is everything to widen, to widen endlessly. What we take for a final truth is most often only a partial experience of the Truth, and certainly the total Experience exists nowhere in time and space, in no place and no being however luminous he may be; for Truth is infinite, forever marching onward.

1.02_-_The_Pit, #A Garden of Pomegranates - An Outline of the Qabalah, #Israel Regardie, #Occultism
  THE philosophy of the Qabalah is essentially esoteric. Yet the practical methods of esoteric and secular investigations are essentially identical
  -continual and persistent experimentation, the endeavour to eliminate chance and error, and the effort to ascertain the constants and variables of the equations investigated.
  The quiescence of the mental turbulence is the primary essential. With this faculty at command, the student is taught to exalt the mind by the various technical methods of Magick until it overrides the normal limitations and barriers of its nature, ascending in a tremendous unquenchable column of fire-like ecstasy to the Universal Consciousness, with which it becomes united. Once having become at one with transcendental Existence, it intuitively partakes of universal knowledge, which is considered to be a more reliable source of information than the rational introspection of the intellect or the experimental scientific investigation of matter can give. It is the tapping of the source of Life itself, the fons et origo of existence, rather than a blind groping in the dark after confused symbols which alone appear on the so-called practical or rational plane of thought.
  Victorians so simple, objective, and intelligible-such as matter, energy, space, etc.-have completely failed to resist analysis. A few modern thinkers, seeing clearly the absolute debacle in which the old positivist science was bound to lead them, the breaking up of this icy expanse of frozen thought, determined at all costs to find a modus vivendi for
  Athena. This necessity was emphasized in the most surprising way by the result of the Michelson-Morley experiments, when Physics itself calmly and frankly offered a contradiction in terms. It was not the metaphysicians this time who were picking holes in a vacuum. It was the mathematicians and the physicists who found the ground completely cut away from under their feet. It was not enough to replace the geometry of Euclid by those of Riemann and Lobatchevsky and the mechanics of Newton by those of Einstein, so long as any of the axioms of the old thought and the definitions of its terms survived. They deliberately abandoned positivism and materialism for an indeterminate mysticism, creating a new mathematical philosophy and a new logic, wherein infinite-or rather transfinite-ideas might be made commensurable with those of ordinary thought in the forlorn hope that all might live happily ever after. In short, to use a Qabalistic nomenclature, they found it incumbent upon themselves to adopt for inclusion of terms of Ruach (intellect) concepts which are proper only to Neschamah (the organ and faculty of direct spiritual apperception and intuition). This same process took place in Philosophy years earlier. Had the dialectic of Hegel been only. half understood, the major portion of philosophical speculation from the Schoolmen to
  Kant's perception of the Antinomies of Reason would have been thrown overboard.

1.02_-_The_Stages_of_Initiation, #Knowledge of the Higher Worlds, #Rudolf Steiner, #Theosophy
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   were disturbed through such exercises, if he were hampered in judging the matters of his daily life as sanely and as soundly as before. He should examine himself again and again to find out if he has remained unaltered in relation to the circumstances among which he lives, or whether he may perhaps have become unbalanced. Above all, strict care must be taken not to drift at random into vague reveries, or to experiment with all kinds of exercises. The trains of thought here indicated have been tested and practiced in esoteric training since the earliest times, and only such are given in these pages. Anyone attempting to use others devised by himself, or of which he may have heard or read at one place or another, will inevitably go astray and find himself on the path of boundless chimera.

1.02_-_The_Three_European_Worlds, #The Ever-Present Origin, #Jean Gebser, #Integral
  About the same time, the brothers van Eyck began to bring increasing clarity and force to the perspectival technique of their painting, while a plethora of attempts at perspective by various other masters points up the need for spatializationon the one hand, and the difficulty of rendering it on the other. Numerous works by these frequently overlooked minor masters bear witness to the unprecedented inner struggle that occurred in artists of that generation of the fifteenth century during their attempts to master space. Their struggle is apparent from the perplexed and chaotic ventures into a perspectival technique which are replete with reversed, truncated, or partial perspective and other unsuccessful experiments. Such examples by the minor masters offer a trenchant example of the decisive process manifest by an increased spatial awareness: the artist's inner compulsion to render space which is only incompletely grasped and only gradually emerges out of his soul toward awareness and clear objectivation and his tenacity in the face of this problem because, however dimly, he has already perceived space.
  This overwhelming new discovery and encounter, this elemental irruption of the third dimension and transformation of Euclidean plane surfaces, is so disorienting that it at first brought about an inflation and inundation by space. This is clearly evident in the numerous experimental representations of perspective. We will have occasion to note a parallel confusion and disorder in the painting of the period alter1800when we consider the new dimension of emergent consciousness in our own day. But whereas the preoccupation of the Early Renaissance was with the concretion of space, our epoch is concerned with the concretion of time. And our fundamental point of departure, the attempt to concretize time and thus realize and become conscious of the fourth dimension, furnishes a means whereby we may gain an all-encompassing perception and knowledge of our epoch.
  We shall in consequence designate as "temporic" artists those painters of the two major artistic generations since 1880 (i.e., following the classicistic, romantic and naturalistic movements) who were engaged - doubtless unintentionally in concretizing time. From this point of view, all of the attempts by the various "movements" - expressionism, cubism, surrealism, and even tachism - show as their common trait this struggle to concretize and realize time. Understandably, such experimentation resulted in numerous faulty solutions; but as we noted earlier, such faults were equally unavoidable during the search for perspective and spatial realization.

1.02_-_The_Two_Negations_1_-_The_Materialist_Denial, #The Life Divine, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  5:But when that rhythm has once been disturbed, it is necessary and helpful that man should test separately, in their extreme assertion, each of the two great opposites. It is the mind's natural way of returning more perfectly to the affirmation it has lost. On the road it may attempt to rest in the intervening degrees, reducing all things into the terms of an original Life-Energy or of sensation or of Ideas; but these exclusive solutions have always an air of unreality. They may satisfy for a time the logical reason which deals only with pure ideas, but they cannot satisfy the mind's sense of actuality. For the mind knows that there is something behind itself which is not the Idea; it knows, on the other hand, that there is something within itself which is more than the vital Breath. Either Spirit or Matter can give it for a time some sense of ultimate reality; not so any of the principles that intervene. It must, therefore, go to the two extremes before it can return fruitfully upon the whole. For by its very nature, served by a sense that can perceive with distinctness only the parts of existence and by a speech that, also, can achieve distinctness only when it carefully divides and limits, the intellect is driven, having before it this multiplicity of elemental principles, to seek unity by reducing all ruthlessly to the terms of one. It attempts practically, in order to assert this one, to get rid of the others. To perceive the real source of their identity without this exclusive process, it must either have overleaped itself or must have completed the circuit only to find that all equally reduce themselves to That which escapes definition or description and is yet not only real but attainable. By whatever road we may travel, That is always the end at which we arrive and we can only escape it by refusing to complete the journey.
  6:It is therefore of good augury that after many experiments and verbal solutions we should now find ourselves standing today in the presence of the two that have alone borne for long the most rigorous tests of experience, the two extremes, and that at the end of the experience both should have come to a result which the universal instinct in mankind, that veiled judge, sentinel and representative of the universal Spirit of Truth, refuses to accept as right or as satisfying. In Europe and in India, respectively, the negation of the materialist and the refusal of the ascetic have sought to assert themselves as the sole truth and to dominate the conception of Life. In India, if the result has been a great heaping up of the treasures of the Spirit, - or of some of them, - it has also been a great bankruptcy of Life; in Europe, the fullness of riches and the triumphant mastery of this world's powers and possessions have progressed towards an equal bankruptcy in the things of the Spirit. Nor has the intellect, which sought the solution of all problems in the one term of Matter, found satisfaction in the answer that it has received.
  7:Therefore the time grows ripe and the tendency of the world moves towards a new and comprehensive affirmation in thought and in inner and outer experience and to its corollary, a new and rich self-fulfilment in an integral human existence for the individual and for the race.

1.02_-_Where_I_Lived,_and_What_I_Lived_For, #Walden, and On The Duty Of Civil Disobedience, #Henry David Thoreau, #Philosophy
  The present was my next experiment of this kind, which I purpose to describe more at length; for convenience, putting the experience of two years into one. As I have said, I do not propose to write an ode to dejection, but to brag as lustily as chanticleer in the morning, standing on his roost, if only to wake my neighbors up.

1.038_-_Impediments_in_Concentration_and_Meditation, #The Study and Practice of Yoga, #Swami Krishnananda, #Yoga
  Then Patanjali goes on to tell us that there can be another obstacle alabdhabhumikatva, which means to say the incapacity to fix the point of attention. However much we may try, we will not know where to concentrate the mind. There will be either experimentation with various ideas and ideals for the purpose of concentration, not knowing which is good and which is better, or there will be a total inability to fix the mind at all. Due to continued exertion of the mind for a protracted period in the practice of meditation, it may become so tired that it may refuse to act further, just as we sometimes see horses becoming exhausted by pulling carts. Perhaps from not having been fed for some days and from working in the hot sun, they refuse to move further in spite of their being whipped any number of times. They may even topple the cart, or they may move backwards, so that the driver does not know what they will do. It is possible that the mind can also resort to these devices when it is exhausted due to the fatigue of practice.

1.03_-_A_Sapphire_Tale, #Words Of Long Ago, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  Farmers, craftsmen, workmen and merchants all had but one ambition, one concern: to do their work as best they could. This was in their own interest, firstly because, since each one had freely chosen his occupation, it suited his nature and gave him pleasure, and also because they knew that all good work was fairly rewarded, so that they, their wives and their children could lead a quiet and peaceful life, without useless luxury, but with a generous provision for their needs, which was enough to satisfy them.
  The artists and scientists, few in number but each devoted to his science or art - his purpose in life - were supported by the grateful nation, which was the first to benefit from their useful discoveries and to enjoy their ennobling works. Thus sheltered from the cares of the struggle for life, these scientists had a single aim: that their experimental research, their sincere and earnest studies should serve to allay the sufferings of humanity, to increase its strength and well-being by making superstition and fear draw back as far as possible before the knowledge that brings solace and enlightenment. The artists, whose whole will was free to concentrate upon their art, had only one desire: to manifest beauty, each according to his own highest conception.
  Among them, as friends and guides, were four philosophers, whose entire life was spent in profound study and luminous contemplations, to widen constantly the field of human knowledge and one by one to lift the veils from what is still a mystery.

1.04_-_Sounds, #Walden, and On The Duty Of Civil Disobedience, #Henry David Thoreau, #Philosophy
  Commerce is unexpectedly confident and serene, alert, adventurous, and unwearied. It is very natural in its methods withal, far more so than many fantastic enterprises and sentimental experiments, and hence its singular success. I am refreshed and expanded when the freight train rattles past me, and I smell the stores which go dispensing their odors all the way from Long Wharf to Lake Champlain, reminding me of foreign parts, of coral reefs, and Indian oceans, and tropical climes, and the extent of the globe. I feel more like a citizen of the world at the sight of the palm-leaf which will cover so many flaxen New England heads the next summer, the Manilla hemp and cocoa-nut husks, the old junk, gunny bags, scrap iron, and rusty nails. This car-load of torn sails is more legible and interesting now than if they should be wrought into paper and printed books. Who can write so graphically the history of the storms they have weathered as these rents have done?
  They are proof-sheets which need no correction. Here goes lumber from the Maine woods, which did not go out to sea in the last freshet, risen four dollars on the thousand because of what did go out or was split up; pine, spruce, cedar,first, second, third, and fourth qualities, so lately all of one quality, to wave over the bear, and moose, and caribou. Next rolls Thomaston lime, a prime lot, which will get far among the hills before it gets slacked. These rags in bales, of all hues and qualities, the lowest condition to which cotton and linen descend, the final result of dress,of patterns which are now no longer cried up, unless it be in Milwaukie, as those splendid articles,

1.05_-_Consciousness, #Sri Aurobindo or the Adventure of Consciousness, #Satprem, #Integral Yoga
  The Centers of Consciousness Pursuing our experimental method based on mental silence, we are led to several discoveries that will gradually put us on the track. First, we see the general confusion in which we live slowly settle; more and more clearly, strata will appear in our being as if we were made up of separate fragments, each with its own individual personality and specific center, and, what is more, with its own life independent of the others. This polyphony (or, rather, cacophony) is generally masked from us by the voice of the mind, which drowns out and appropriates everything. There is not a single movement of our being, at any level,
  not a single emotion, not a single desire, not the batting of an eyelash,

1.05_-_Solitude, #Walden, and On The Duty Of Civil Disobedience, #Henry David Thoreau, #Philosophy
  We are the subjects of an experiment which is not a little interesting to me. Can we not do without the society of our gossips a little while under these circumstances,have our own thoughts to cheer us? Confucius says truly, Virtue does not remain as an abandoned orphan; it must of necessity have neighbors.

1.07_-_The_Farther_Reaches_of_Human_Nature, #Sex Ecology Spirituality, #Ken Wilber, #Philosophy
  A great number of issues need to be clarified as we follow evolution (and the twenty tenets) into the higher or deeper forms of transpersonal unfolding.
  First and foremost, if this higher unfolding is to be called "religious" or "spiritual," it is a very far cry from what is ordinarily meant by those terms. We have spent several chapters painstakingly reviewing the earlier developments of the archaic, magic, and mythic structures (which are usually associated with the world's great religions), precisely because those structures are what transpersonal and contemplative development is not. And here we can definitely agree with Campbell: if 99.9 percent of people want to call magic and mythic "real religion," then so be it for them (that is a legitimate use);10 but that is not what the world's greatest yogis, saints, and sages mean by mystical or "really religious" development, and in any event is not what I have in mind. Campbell, however, is quite right that a very, very few individuals, during the magic and mythic and rational eras, were indeed able to go beyond magic, beyond mythic, and beyond rational-into the transrational and transpersonal domains. And even if their teachings (such as those of Buddha, Christ, Patanjali, Padmasambhava, Rumi, and Chih-i) were snapped up by the masses and translated downward into magic and mythic and egoic terms-"the salvation of the individual soul"-that is not what their teachings clearly and even blatantly stated, nor did they intentionally lend any support to such endeavors. Their teachings were about the release from individuality, and not about its everlasting perpetuation, a grotesque notion that was equated flat-out with hell or samsara. Their teachings, and their contemplative endeavors, were (and are) transrational through and through. That is, although all of the contemplative traditions aim at going within and beyond reason, they all start with reason, start with the notion that truth is to be established by evidence, that truth is the result of experimental methods, that truth is to be tested in the laboratory of personal experience, that these truths are open to all those who wish to try the experiment and thus disclose for themselves the truth or falsity of the spiritual claims-and that dogmas or given beliefs are precisely what hinder the emergence of deeper truths and wider visions.
  Thus, each of these spiritual or transpersonal endeavors (which we will carefully examine) claims that there exist higher domains of awareness, embrace, love, identity, reality, self, and truth. But these claims are not dogmatic; they are not believed in merely because an authority proclaimed them, or because sociocentric tradition hands them down, or because salvation depends upon being a "true believer." Rather, the claims about these higher domains are a conclusion based on hundreds of years of experimental introspection and communal verification. False claims are rejected on the basis of consensual evidence, and further evidence is used to adjust and fine-tune the experimental conclusions.
  These spiritual endeavors, in other words, are scientific in any meaningful sense of the word, and the systematic presentations of these endeavors follow precisely those of any reconstructive science.
  Recall that the Right-Hand path is open to empirical verification, which means that the Right-Hand dimension of holons, their form or exteriors, can indeed be "seen" with the senses or their extensions. But the Left-Hand dimension-the interior side-cannot be seen empirically "out there," although it can be internally experienced (and although it has empirical correlates: my interior thoughts register on an EEG but cannot be determined or interpreted or known from that evidence). Everything on the Left Hand, from sensations to impulses to images and concepts and so on, is an interior experience known to me directly by acquaintance (which can indeed be "objectively described," but only through an intersubjective community at the same depth, where it relies on interpretation from the same depth). Direct spiritual experience is simply the higher reaches of the Upper-Left quadrant, and those experiences are as real as any other direct experiences, and they can be as easily shared (or distorted) as any other experiential knowledge.11 (The only way to deny the validity of direct interior experiential knowledge-whether it be mathematical knowledge, introspective knowledge, or spiritual knowledge-is to take the behaviorist stance and identify interior experience with exterior behavior. Should somebody mention that this is the cynical twist or pathological agency of Broughton's level four?)
  There is, of course, one proviso: the experimenter must, in his or her own case, have developed the requisite cognitive tools. If, for example, we want to investigate concrete operational thought, a community of those who have only developed to the preoperational level will not do. If you take a preop child, and in front of the child pour the water from a short fat glass into a tall thin glass, the child will tell you that the tall glass has more water. If you say, no, there is the same amount of water in both glasses, because you just saw me pour the same water from one glass to the other, the child will have no idea what you're talking about. "No, the tall glass has more water." No matter how many times you pour the water back and forth between the two glasses, the child will deny they have the same amount of water. (Interestingly, if you videotape the child at this stage, and then wait a few years until the child has developed conop-at which point it will seem utterly obvious to him that the glasses have the same amount of water-and then show the child the earlier videotape, he will deny that it's him. He thinks you've doctored the videotape; he cannot imagine anybody being that stupid.) The preop child is immersed in a world that includes conop realities, is drenched in those realities, and yet cannot "see" them: they are all "otherworldly."
  At every stage of development, in fact, the next higher stage always appears to be a completely "other world," an "invisible world"-it has literally no existence for the individual, even though the individual is in fact saturated with a reality that contains the "other" world. The individual's "this-worldly" existence simply cannot comprehend the "otherworldly" characteristics lying all around it.
  So the first thing I would like to emphasize is that the higher stages of transpersonal development are stages that are taken from those who have actually developed into those stages and who display palpable, discernible, and repeatable characteristics of that development. The stages themselves can be rationally reconstructed (explained in a rational manner after the fact), but they cannot be rationally experienced. They can be experienced only by a transrational contemplative development, whose stages unfold in the same manner as any other developmental stages, and whose experiences are every bit as real as any others.
  But one must be adequate to the experience, or it remains an invisible other world. When the yogis and sages and contemplatives make a statement like, "The entire world is a manifestation of one Self," that is not a merely rational statement that we are to think about and see if it makes logical sense. It is rather a description, often poetic, of a direct apprehension or a direct experience, and we are to test this direct experience, not by mulling it over philosophically, but by taking up the experimental method of contemplative awareness, developing the requisite cognitive tools, and then directly looking for ourselves.
  As Emerson put it, "What we are, that only can we see."

1.07_-_The_Literal_Qabalah_(continued), #A Garden of Pomegranates - An Outline of the Qabalah, #Israel Regardie, #Occultism
  A study of Qabalistic ideology and correspondences would lead one to suppose that it accepts the absolute reality of external things in the most objective sense. It is, if name it we must, an Objective Idealism. All our per- ceptions are not exclusively of the Ego, nor of that which is perceived ; they are the representations of a certain rela- tion and interaction between the two. We cannot affirm any quality in an object as being independent of our sense apparatus. Nor, on the other hand, dare we assume that what we do cognize is more than a partial representation of its cause. We are unable to determine, for example, the meaning of such ideas as motion, or distinguish between space and time, except in relation to some particular ob- server and some particular thing observed. For instance, if during experimentation, a huge cannon were fired twice at an interval of three hours, a Solar entity would note a difference of several thousand miles in space between the shots, rather than three hours difference in time. We are absolutely incapable, however, of perceiving phenomena except through the senses. It would be quite correct, hence, from a purely Qabalistic viewpoint, to assume that the Universe is also subjective without denying in the least its objectivity.

1.07_-_The_Prophecies_of_Nostradamus, #Aion, #Carl Jung, #Psychology
  5 D 7V to 8r, div. 2, cap. 60 and 61. Cf. also Thorndike, A History of Magic and
  experimental Science, IV, p. 102.

1.07_-_The_Psychic_Center, #Sri Aurobindo or the Adventure of Consciousness, #Satprem, #Integral Yoga
  Seen from the viewpoint of an evolution of consciousness,
  reincarnation ceases to be the futile round some have seen in it, or the delirious fantasy other have painted. With typical Western clarity, Sri Aurobindo rids us of the spiritual fairy tale, as Mother calls it, into which much serious knowledge has degenerated since the end of the Age of Mysteries; and he invites us to a clear-sighted, rather than clairvoyant, experimentation. The point is not to "believe" in reincarnation but to experience it, and first of all to understand the conditions in which the experience is possible. This is a practical question that concerns our integral development through time.
  Actually, it is not the small frontal personality that reincarnates, even if this comes as a disappointment to those who picture themselves as eternally the same Mr. Smith, in a Saxon tunic, then in velvet breeches, and finally in synthetic jogging pants, not to mention how boring this would be. The meaning of reincarnation is both deeper and 85

1.08_-_Summary, #Liber ABA, #Aleister Crowley, #Occultism
    It becomes us ill to reject the assertions of those who are admittedly the greatest of mankind until we can refute them by proof, or at least explain how they may have been mistaken. In this case each teacher left instructions for us to follow. The only scientific method is for us to repeat their experiments, and so confirm or disprove their results.

1.08_-_The_Ladder, #A Garden of Pomegranates - An Outline of the Qabalah, #Israel Regardie, #Occultism
  One may profitably confirm this theory in the Exercises of
  St. Ignatius of Loyola. By this exercise some thoughts are barred altogether from forcing entry into consciousness, and those which do come into the mind do so more slowly than before, giving the practitioner sufficient time to per- ceive their falsity and consequently destroy them. In short, there is undoubtedly a real connection between the rate of respiration and the condition of the brain or the state of mind, as even a little experimentation will go to prove.

1.08_-_The_Methods_of_Vedantic_Knowledge, #The Life Divine, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  5:In a sense all our experience is psychological since even what we receive by the senses, has no meaning or value to us till it is translated into the terms of the sense-mind, the Manas of Indian philosophical terminology. Manas, say our philosophers, is the sixth sense. But we may even say that it is the only sense and that the others, vision, hearing, touch, smell, taste are merely specialisations of the sense-mind which, although it normally uses the sense-organs for the basis of its experience, yet exceeds them and is capable of a direct experience proper to its own inherent action. As a result psychological experience, like the cognitions of the reason, is capable in man of a double action, mixed or dependent, pure or sovereign. Its mixed action takes place usually when the mind seeks to become aware of the external world, the object; the pure action when it seeks to become aware of itself, the subject. In the former activity, it is dependent on the senses and forms its perceptions in accordance with their evidence; in the latter it acts in itself and is aware of things directly by a sort of identity with them. We are thus aware of our emotions; we are aware of anger, as has been acutely said, because we become anger. We are thus aware also of our own existence; and here the nature of experience as knowledge by identity becomes apparent. In reality, all experience is in its secret nature knowledge by identity; but its true character is hidden from us because we have separated ourselves from the rest of the world by exclusion, by the distinction of ourself as subject and everything else as object, and we are compelled to develop processes and organs by which we may again enter into communion with all that we have excluded. We have to replace direct knowledge through conscious identity by an indirect knowledge which appears to be caused by physical contact and mental sympathy. This limitation is a fundamental creation of the ego and an instance of the manner in which it has proceeded throughout, starting from an original falsehood and covering over the true truth of things by contingent falsehoods which become for us practical truths of relation.
  6:From this nature of mental and sense knowledge as it is at present organised in us, it follows that there is no inevitable necessity in our existing limitations. They are the result of an evolution in which mind has accustomed itself to depend upon certain physiological functionings and their reactions as its normal means of entering into relation with the material universe. Therefore, although it is the rule that when we seek to become aware of the external world, we have to do so indirectly through the sense-organs and can experience only so much of the truth about things and men as the senses convey to us, yet this rule is merely the regularity of a dominant habit. It is possible for the mind - and it would be natural for it, if it could be persuaded to liberate itself from its consent to the domination of matter, - to take direct cognisance of the objects of sense without the aid of the sense-organs. This is what happens in experiments of hypnosis and cognate psychological phenomena. Because our waking consciousness is determined and limited by the balance between mind and matter worked out by life in its evolution, this direct cognisance is usually impossible in our ordinary waking state and has therefore to be brought about by throwing the waking mind into a state of sleep which liberates the true or subliminal mind. Mind is then able to assert its true character as the one and allsufficient sense and free to apply to the objects of sense its pure and sovereign instead of its mixed and dependent action. Nor is this extension of faculty really impossible but only more difficult in our waking state, - as is known to all who have been able to go far enough in certain paths of psychological experiment.
  7:The sovereign action of the sense-mind can be employed to develop other senses besides the five which we ordinarily use. For instance, it is possible to develop the power of appreciating accurately without physical means the weight of an object which we hold in our hands. Here the sense of contact and pressure is merely used as a starting-point, just as the data of sense-experience are used by the pure reason, but it is not really the sense of touch which gives the measure of the weight to the mind; that finds the right value through its own independent perception and uses the touch only in order to enter into relation with the object. And as with the pure reason, so with the sensemind, the sense-experience can be used as a mere first point from which it proceeds to a knowledge that has nothing to do with the sense-organs and often contradicts their evidence. Nor is the extension of faculty confined only to outsides and superficies. It is possible, once we have entered by any of the senses into relation with an external object, so to apply the Manas as to become aware of the contents of the object, for example, to receive or to perceive the thoughts or feelings of others without aid from their utterance, gesture, action or facial expressions and even in contradiction of these always partial and often misleading data. Finally, by an utilisation of the inner senses, - that is to say, of the sense-powers, in themselves, in their purely mental or subtle activity as distinguished from the physical which is only a selection for the purposes of outward life from their total and general action, - we are able to take cognition of sense-experiences, of appearances and images of things other than those which belong to the organisation of our material environment. All these extensions of faculty, though received with hesitation and incredulity by the physical mind because they are abnormal to the habitual scheme of our ordinary life and experience, difficult to set in action, still more difficult to systematise so as to be able to make of them an orderly and serviceable set of instruments, must yet be admitted, since they are the invariable result of any attempt to enlarge the field of our superficially active consciousness whether by some kind of untaught effort and casual ill-ordered effect or by a scientific and well-regulated practice.
  12:For if we examine carefully, we shall find that Intuition is our first teacher. Intuition always stands veiled behind our mental operations. Intuition brings to man those brilliant messages from the Unknown which are the beginning of his higher knowledge. Reason only comes in afterwards to see what profit it can have of the shining harvest. Intuition gives us that idea of something behind and beyond all that we know and seem to be which pursues man always in contradiction of his lower reason and all his normal experience and impels him to formulate that formless perception in the more positive ideas of God, Immortality, Heaven and the rest by which we strive to express it to the mind. For Intuition is as strong as Nature herself from whose very soul it has sprung and cares nothing for the contradictions of reason or the denials of experience. It knows what is because it is, because itself it is of that and has come from that, and will not yield it to the judgment of what merely becomes and appears. What the Intuition tells us of, is not so much Existence as the Existent, for it proceeds from that one point of light in us which gives it its advantage, that sometimes opened door in our own self-awareness. Ancient Vedanta seized this message of the Intuition and formulated it in the three great declarations of the Upanishads, "I am He", "Thou art That, O Swetaketu", "All this is the Brahman; this Self is the Brahman".
  13:But Intuition by the very nature of its action in man, working as it does from behind the veil, active principally in his more unenlightened, less articulate parts, served in front of the veil, in the narrow light which is our waking conscience, only by instruments that are unable fully to assimilate its messages, - Intuition is unable to give us the truth in that ordered and articulated form which our nature demands. Before it could effect any such completeness of direct knowledge in us, it would have to organise itself in our surface being and take possession there of the leading part. But in our surface being it is not the Intuition, it is the Reason which is organised and helps us to order our perceptions, thoughts and actions. Therefore the age of intuitive knowledge, represented by the early Vedantic thinking of the Upanishads, had to give place to the age of rational knowledge; inspired Scripture made room for metaphysical philosophy, even as afterwards metaphysical philosophy had to give place to experimental Science. Intuitive thought which is a messenger from the superconscient and therefore our highest faculty, was supplanted by the pure reason which is only a sort of deputy and belongs to the middle heights of our being; pure reason in its turn was supplanted for a time by the mixed action of the reason which lives on our plains and lower elevations and does not in its view exceed the horizon of the experience that the physical mind and senses or such aids as we can invent for them can bring to us. And this process which seems to be a descent, is really a circle of progress. For in each case the lower faculty is compelled to take up as much as it can assimilate of what the higher had already given and to attempt to re-establish it by its own methods. By the attempt it is itself enlarged in its scope and arrives eventually at a more supple and a more ample selfaccommodation to the higher faculties. Without this succession and attempt at separate assimilation we should be obliged to remain under the exclusive domination of a part of our nature while the rest remained either depressed and unduly subjected or separate in its field and therefore poor in its development. With this succession and separate attempt the balance is righted; a more complete harmony of our parts of knowledge is prepared.
  14:We see this succession in the Upanishads and the subsequent Indian philosophies. The sages of the Veda and Vedanta relied entirely upon intuition and spiritual experience. It is by an error that scholars sometimes speak of great debates or discussions in the Upanishad. Wherever there is the appearance of a controversy, it is not by discussion, by dialectics or the use of logical reasoning that it proceeds, but by a comparison of intuitions and experiences in which the less luminous gives place to the more luminous, the narrower, faultier or less essential to the more comprehensive, more perfect, more essential. The question asked by one sage of another is "What dost thou know?", not "What dost thou think?" nor "To what conclusion has thy reasoning arrived?" Nowhere in the Upanishads do we find any trace of logical reasoning urged in support of the truths of Vedanta. Intuition, the sages seem to have held, must be corrected by a more perfect intuition; logical reasoning cannot be its judge.

1.1.04_-_Philosophy, #Essays Divine And Human, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  He had, but the pity was that though he knew the science of politics perfectly, he did not know politics itself in the least and when he did enter political life, he had formed too rigidly the logical habit to replace it in any degree by the practical. If he had reversed the order or at least coordinated experiment with his theories before they were formed, he might have succeeded better. His readymade Constitutions are monuments of logical perfection and practical ineffectiveness. They have the weakness

1.1.05_-_The_Siddhis, #Essays Divine And Human, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
   present day is magic precisely in the same sense as the scientific experiments of Roger Bacon or Paracelsus. There is a good deal of fraud and error and self-deception mixed up with it, but so there was with the earliest efforts of the European scientists. The defects of Western practitioners or Eastern quacks do not get rid of our true & ancient Yoga.

1.10_-_GRACE_AND_FREE_WILL, #The Perennial Philosophy, #Aldous Huxley, #Philosophy
  To think of God as mere Power, and not also, at the same time as Power, Love and Wisdom, comes quite naturally to the ordinary, unregenerate human mind. Only the totally selfless are in a position to know experimentally that, in spite of everything, all will be well and, in some way, already is well. The philosopher who denies divine providence, says Rumi, is a stranger to the perception of the saints. Only those who have the perception of the saints can know all the time and by immediate experience that divine Reality manifests itself as a Power that is loving, compassionate and wise. The rest of us are not yet in a spiritual position to do more than accept their findings on faith. If it were not for the records they have left behind, we should be more inclined to agree with Job and the primitives.

1.10_-_The_Revolutionary_Yogi, #Sri Aurobindo or the Adventure of Consciousness, #Satprem, #Integral Yoga
  Such are the mental, vital, physical and psychic discoveries that Sri Aurobindo pursued alone, step by step, between the ages of twenty and thirty, simply by following the thread of consciousness. The remarkable thing is that he practiced yoga in circumstances and places where one would usually not do yoga: while giving his lectures in French or English at the State College of Baroda, during his work at the court of the Maharaja, and more and more in the midst of his secret revolutionary activities. The hours of the night that were not devoted to studying his mother tongue or Sanskrit or to political work were spent writing poetry. "Aurobindo had the habit of writing poetry till late into the night," his Bengali teacher recalls, "and consequently he did not get up very early in the morning. . . . He would concentrate for a minute before starting, then the poetry would flow from his pen like a stream." From writing poetry, Sri Aurobindo would pass to his experimental sleep. In 1901, at the age of twenty-nine, he married Mrinalini Devi and tried to share his spiritual life with her. I am experiencing all the signs and symptoms, he wrote to her in a letter found in the archives of the British police. I should like to take you with me along this path. But Mrinalini did not understand him, and Sri Aurobindo would remain alone. We could search Sri Aurobindo's life in vain for those moving or miraculous anecdotes that adorn the lives of great sages and mystics, in vain for sensational yogic methods;
  everything seemed so ordinary, apparently, that nothing attracted one's attention, just as in life itself. Perhaps he had found more miracles in the ordinary than in the extraordinary: With me all is different, all is uncommon, he wrote in a letter to Mrinalini. All is deep and strange to the eyes that see.103 And perhaps that is what he wants us to discover through his example, his work, his yoga all those unknown riches beneath the ordinary crust. Our lives [are] a deeper mystery than we 103

1.10_-_The_Three_Modes_of_Nature, #The Synthesis Of Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  The idea of the three essential modes of Nature is a creation of the ancient Indian thinkers and its truth is not at once obvious, because it was the result of long psychological experiment and profound internal experience. Therefore without a long inner experience, without intimate self-observation and intuitive perception of the Nature-forces it is difficult to grasp accurately or firmly utilise. Still certain broad indications may help the seeker on the Way of Works to understand, analyse and control by his assent or refusal the combinations of his own nature.

1.1.2_-_Commentary, #Kena and Other Upanishads, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  psychical phenomena. Those who have carried the study and
  experimentation of them to a certain extent, have found that
  we can sense things known only to the minds of others, things

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