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  The limbs of knowledge may be practised at all places and at all times. Of yoga and knowledge, one may follow whichever is pleasing to one, or both, according to circumstances. The great teachers say that forgetfulness is the root of all evil, and is death for those who seek release,10 so one should rest the mind in one's Self and should never forget the Self: this is the aim. If the mind is controlled, all else can be controlled. The distinction between yoga with eight limbs and knowledge with eight limbs has been set forth elaborately in the sacred texts; so only the substance of this teaching has been given here.~ Sri Ramana Maharshi, Self-Enquiry, 34

when lost ::: when lost, one can always turn to Savitri. Who is surely, always there.

i wanted to drown out external noises.. and after smoking a weak but very fat joint, realized if I need words to overspeak with then, of course, why not Savitri. and this note is here now because, Savitri like God is a insane example of degrees of remembering and forgetting. like I know its so important but like its not in conscious awareness in the remotely same way as at other times. Since as I was listening to it.. I was like oh shoot right, this is probably the best thing ever "made". What use is there looking for a show? Its likely what? max 1?-3?% of Savitri at best potentially. more likely.. .000 something.. i have no idea.

see also ::: remember, lost,

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why do I forget Savitris Divine status and splendor


forgetful ::: a. --> Apt to forget; easily losing remembrance; as, a forgetful man should use helps to strengthen his memory.
Heedless; careless; neglectful; inattentive.
Causing to forget; inducing oblivion; oblivious.

forgetfully ::: adv. --> In a forgetful manner.

forgetfulness ::: n. --> The quality of being forgetful; prononess to let slip from the mind.
Loss of remembrance or recollection; a ceasing to remember; oblivion.
Failure to bear in mind; careless omission; inattention; as, forgetfulness of duty.

forgetive ::: a. --> Inventive; productive; capable.

forget-me-not ::: n. --> A small herb, of the genus Myosotis (M. palustris, incespitosa, etc.), bearing a beautiful blue flower, and extensively considered the emblem of fidelity.

forgettable ::: a. --> Liable to be, or that may be, forgotten.

forgetter ::: n. --> One who forgets; a heedless person.

forgettingly ::: adv. --> By forgetting.

forgetting. Poteh is invoked in necromantic rites

forgetting ::: p. pr. & vb. n. --> of Forget

forgetting: the inability to recall or recognise what has previously been remembered. Forgetting has been explained by a number of accounts ? trace-dependent forgetting (the memory trace is lost), cue-dependent forgetting (the lack of necessary cues to retrieve the memory), repression (painful memories are unconsciously repressed) or interference.

forget ::: v. t. --> To lose the remembrance of; to let go from the memory; to cease to have in mind; not to think of; also, to lose the power of; to cease from doing.
To treat with inattention or disregard; to slight; to neglect.

Any attempt by an untrained student, without a teacher, to try to develop these chakras is sure to cause disaster, since it can result only in the arousing of powerful forces which he has not yet acquired the means to control, and which will therefore control him. Once awakened, they cannot be put to sleep again, and the result will be disorganization, physical or mental or both, manifested in disease, insanity, depravity, or death; in the worst cases, the unfortunate dabbler may set his feet on a path of black magic ending in the final separation of his spiritual ego from its hapless psycho-vital-astral-physical vehicle. The spiritual and higher intellectual powers and faculties must be cultivated first; and this cannot be done by any attempt at artificial stimulation based on fixing the attention on spots in the body or head. The only safe way to practice the chela life is to forget about the body and its mechanism, thus allowing evolution to proceed in its natural course, and dangerous forces to life quiescent until they come naturally and harmoniously into operation.

But Rajayoga does not forget that the disabilities of the oidinarjM-bM-^@M-^Y mind proceed largely from its subjection to the reactions of the nervous sjM-bM-^@M-^YStem and the body. It adopts therefore from the

Chhaya(Chaya, Sanskrit) ::: Literally a "shade," "simulacrum," or "copy." In the esoteric philosophy, the wordsignifies the astral image of a person, and with this idea are bound up some of the most intricate andrecondite teachings of human evolution. The Secret Doctrine of H. P. Blavatsky contains manyinvaluable hints as to the part played by the chhayas of the pitris in human development.It is a word also which is applied with similar meaning to kosmical matters, for the esoteric studentshould never forget the ancient maxim of Hermes: "What is above is the same as what is below; what isbelow is the same as what is above."Briefly, then, and so far as human evolution is concerned, the chhaya may be called the astral body orimage.

C+- "language, humour" (C More or Less) A subject-oriented language (SOL). Each C+- {class} instance, known as a subject, holds hidden {members}, known as prejudices, agendas or undeclared preferences, which are impervious to outside messages; as well as public members, known as boasts or claims. The following {C} {operators} are overridden as shown: "  better than "  worse than "" way better than "" forget it !  not on your life == comparable, other things being equal !== get a life, guy! C+- is {strongly typed}, based on stereotyping and self-righteous logic. The {Boolean} {variables} TRUE and FALSE (known as constants in other, less realistic languages) are supplemented with CREDIBLE and DUBIOUS, which are fuzzier than Zadeh's traditional {fuzzy logic} categories. All Booleans can be declared with the modifiers strong and weak. Weak implication is said to "preserve deniability" and was added at the request of the DoD to ensure compatibility with future versions of {Ada}. Well-formed falsehoods (WFFs) are {assignment}-compatible with all Booleans. What-if and why-not interactions are aided by the special conditional EVENIFNOT X THEN Y. C+- supports {information hiding} and, among {friend classes} only, rumor sharing. Borrowing from the {Eiffel} lexicon, non-friend classes can be killed by arranging contracts. Note that friendships are {intransitive}, {volatile} and non-{Abelian}. {Operator precedence} rules can be suspended with the dwim {pragma}, known as the "{Do what I mean}". {ANSIfication} will be firmly resisted. C+-'s slogan is "Be Your Own Standard." [{Jargon File}] (1999-06-15)

disremember ::: v. t. --> To fail to remember; to forget.

drink therein and forget all the places which it has

Evolutionism: This is the view that the universe and life in all of its manifestations and nature in all of their aspects are the product of development. Apart from the religious ideas of initial creation by fiat, this doctrine finds variety of species to be the result of change and modification and growth and adaptation rather than from some form of special creation of each of the myriads of organic types and even of much in the inorganic realm. Contrary to the popular notion, evolution is not a product of modern thought. There has been an evolution of evolutionary hypotheses from earliest Indian and Greek speculation down to the latest pronouncement of scientific theory. Thales believed all life to have had a marine origin and Anaximander, Anaximenes, Empedocles, the Atomists and Aristotle all spoke in terms of development and served to lay a foundation for a true theory of evolution. It is in the work of Charles Darwin, however, that clarity and proof is presented for the explanation of his notion of natural selection and for the crystallization of evolution as a prime factor in man's explanation of all phases of his mundane existence. The chief criticism leveled at the evolutionists, aside from the attacks of the religionists, is based upon their tendency to forget that not all evolution means progress. See Charles Darwin, Herbert Spencer, Thomas Hemy Huxley, Natural Selection, Evolutionary Ethics. Cf. A. Lalande, L'Idee de dissolution opposee a celle de l'evolution (1899), revised ed. (1930): Les Illusions evolutionistes. -- L.E.D.

forgat ::: --> of Forget

forgot ::: imp. --> of Forget ::: --> of Forget
imp. & p. p. of Forget.

forgotten ::: p. p. --> of Forget ::: --> p. p. of Forget.

foryete ::: v. t. --> To forget.

four-colour glossies 1. Literature created by {marketroids} that allegedly contains technical specs but which is in fact as superficial as possible without being totally {content-free}. "Forget the four-colour glossies, give me the tech ref manuals." Often applied as an indication of superficiality even when the material is printed on ordinary paper in black and white. Four-colour-glossy manuals are *never* useful for finding a problem. 2. [rare] Applied by extension to manual pages that don't contain enough information to diagnose why the program doesn't produce the expected or desired output.

FUBAR 1. (WWII military slang) Fucked up beyond all recognition (or repair). See {foobar}. 2. "hardware" The Failed UniBus Address Register in a {VAX}. A good example of how jargon can occasionally be snuck past the {suits}. Larry Robinson "" reports the following nonstandard use for FUBAR: One day somebody got mad at the {card reader} (or card eater that day) on our {Univac 3200}. He taped a sign, "This thing is FUBAR", on the metal weight that sits on the stack of unread cards. The sign stayed there for over a year. One day, somebody said, "Don't forget to put the fubar on top of the stack". It stuck! We called that weight the fubar until they took away the machine. The replacement card reader had two spring loaded card clamps, one for the feed and one for the return, and we called THOSE fubars until we dumped punch cards. Incidently, the way he taped the sign on the weight made up for the lack of a little nylon piece that was missing from it, and fixed the card reader. That's why the sign stayed there. [{Jargon File}] (1997-03-18)

Guides Spiritualistic term for supposed invisible helpers and instructors belonging to the Spirit-land communicating with people either through mediumship or by a receptive capacity of the person communicated with. While theosophy rejects the explanation offered by spiritualists, it nevertheless teaches that the universe in its webs of being contains many orders of entities existing in all-various grades. Some of these entities can be to any worthy person a source of inspiration. However, the fact that their influence comes from a nonphysical source is no guarantee of the desirability of that influence, but by the very fact of its unknown origin should be scrutinized at once or suspected as to character and source. Nor must we forget in this connection that the possibilities of self-deception are almost infinite.

impossible to forget; indelibly impressed on the memory.

M-bM-^@M-^\One thing you must know and never forget: in the work of transformation all that is true and sincere will always be kept; only what is false and insincere will disappear.M-bM-^@M-^] Words of the Mother, MCW Vol. 15.

mouse-ear ::: n. --> The forget-me-not (Myosotis palustris) and other species of the same genus.
A European species of hawkweed (Hieracium Pilosella).

Nafs (A) The ego or self. The limited awareness of oneM-bM-^@M-^Ys own identity. The aim of the sufi is to forget the nafs so one can merge into a divine awareness

Oblivescence: (Lat. oblivesci, to forget) The gradual obliteration of a memory. -- L.W.

oubliez [French] ::: forget.

overflow pdl "jargon" The place where you put things when your {pdl} is full. If you don't have one and too many things get pushed, you forget something. The overflow pdl for a person's memory might be a memo pad. This usage inspired the following doggerel: Hey, diddle, diddle The overflow pdl  To get a little more stack; If that's not enough Then you lose it all,  And have to pop all the way back.     --The Great Quux The term {pdl} seems to be primarily an {MIT}ism; outside MIT this term is replaced by "overflow {stack}". (2008-05-30)

overflow pdl ::: The place where you put things when your pdl is full. If you don't have one and too many things get pushed, you forget something. The overflow pdl for a person's memory might be a memo pad. This usage inspired the following doggerel: Hey, diddle, diddleThe overflow pdl The term pdl seems to be primarily an MITism; outside MIT this term is replaced by overflow stack.

Raja yoga ::: This is the first step only. Afterwards, the ordinary activities of the mind and sense must be entirely quieted in order that the soul may be free to ascend to higher states of consciousness and acquire the foundation for a perfect freedom and self-mastery. But Rajayoga does not forget that the disabilities of the ordinary mind proceed largely from its subjection to the reactions of the nervous system and the body. It adopts th
   refore from the Hathayogic system its devices of asana and pranayama, but reduces their multiple and elaborate forms in each case to one simplest and most directly effective process sufficient for its own immediate object. Thus it gets rid of the Hathayogic complexity and cumbrousness while it utilises the swift and powerful efficacy of its methods for the control of the body and the vital functions and for the awakening of that internal dynamism, full of a latent supernormal faculty, typified in Yogic terminology by the kundalinM-DM-1, the coiled and sleeping serpent of Energy within. This done, the system proceeds to the perfect quieting of the restless mind and its elevation to a higher plane through concentration of mental force by the successive stages which lead to the utmost inner concentration or ingathered state of the consciousness which is called Samadhi. By Samadhi, in which the mind acquires the capacity of withdrawing from its limited waking activities into freer and higher states of consciousness, Rajayoga serves a double purpose. It compasses a pure mental action liberated from the confusions of the outer consciousness and passes thence to the higher supra-mental planes on which the individual soul enters into its true spiritual existence. But also it acquires the capacity of that free and concentrated energising of consciousness on its object which our philosophy asserts as the primary cosmic energy and the method of divine action upon the world. By this capacity the Yogin, already possessed of the highest supracosmic knowledge and experience in the state of trance, is able in the waking state to acquire directly whatever knowledge and exercise whatever mastery may be useful or necessary to his activities in the objective world. For the ancient system of Rajayoga aimed not only at Swarajya, self-rule or subjective empire, the entire control by the subjective consciousness of all the states and activities proper to its own domain, but included Samrajya as well, outward empire, the control by the subjective consciousness of its outer activities and environment.
   Ref: CWSA Vol. 23-24, Page: 36-37

Refers to a thought disorder wherein thinking takes a roundabout manner to get to an answer. Differentiable from tangentiality by the speaker eventually getting back to the point. For example: "My mother's job? She used to sit around the house doing nothing but drinking, she'd just sit there and stew, making noises, chugging her drinks. She threw my dad out of the house. I'll never forget that, the way she did it. Anyways, my mom was a waitress."

The Mother: "To be humble means for the mind, the vital and the body never to forget that without the Divine they know nothing, are noting and can do nothing; with the Divine they are nothing but ignorance, chaos and impotence. The Divine alone is Truth, Life, Power, Love, Felicity.M-bM-^@M-^] Words of the Mother, MCW Vol. 14.

"The true mm of old did not know what it was to love life or to have death. He did not rejoice in birth nor resist death. Spontaneously he went, spontaneously he came that was all. He did not forget whence he came, nor did he seek whence he would end. He accepted things gladly, and returned them to nature without reminiscence. This is called not to hurt Tao with the human heart, nor to assist heaven with man." (Chuang Tzu, between 399-295 B.C.)

transformation ::: Sri Aurobindo: "Transformation means that the higher consciousness or nature is brought down into the mind, vital and body and takes the place of the lower. There is a higher consciousness of the true self, which is spiritual, but it is above; if one rises above into it, then one is free as long as one remains there, but if one comes down into or uses mind, vital or body M-bM-^@M-^T and if one keeps any connection with life, one has to do so, either to come down and act from the ordinary consciousness or else to be in the self but use mind, life and body, then the imperfections of these instruments have to be faced and mended M-bM-^@M-^T they can only be mended by transformation.M-bM-^@M-^] *Letters on Yoga

  "M-bM-^@M-^XTransformation" is a word that I have brought in myself (like M-bM-^@M-^Xsupermind") to express certain spiritual concepts and spiritual facts of the integral yoga. People are now taking them up and using them in senses which have nothing to do with the significance which I put into them. Purification of the nature by the M-bM-^@M-^Xinfluence" of the Spirit is not what I mean by transformation; purification is only part of a psychic change or a psycho-spiritual change M-bM-^@M-^T the word besides has many senses and is very often given a moral or ethical meaning which is foreign to my purpose.M-bM-^@M-^] *Letters on Yoga

"It is indeed as a result of our evolution that we arrive at the possibility of this transformation. As Nature has evolved beyond Matter and manifested Life, beyond Life and manifested Mind, so she must evolve beyond Mind and manifest a consciousness and power of our existence free from the imperfection and limitation of our mental existence, a supramental or truth-consciousness and able to develop the power and perfection of the spirit. Here a slow and tardy change need no longer be the law or manner of our evolution; it will be only so to a greater or less extent so long as a mental ignorance clings and hampers our ascent; but once we have grown into the truth-consciousness its power of spiritual truth of being will determine all. Into that truth we shall be freed and it will transform mind and life and body. Light and bliss and beauty and a perfection of the spontaneous right action of all the being are there as native powers of the supramental truth-consciousness and these will in their very nature transform mind and life and body even here upon earth into a manifestation of the truth-conscious spirit. The obscurations of earth will not prevail against the supramental truth-consciousness, for even into the earth it can bring enough of the omniscient light and omnipotent force of the spirit conquer. All may not open to the fullness of its light and power, but whatever does open must that extent undergo the change. That will be the principle of transformation.M-bM-^@M-^] The Supramental Manifestation

The Mother: "Transformation. The change by which all the elements and all the movements of the being become ready to manifest the supramental Truth.M-bM-^@M-^]

"One thing you must know and never forget: in the work of transformation all that is true and sincere will always be kept; only what is false and insincere will disappear.M-bM-^@M-^] Words of the Mother, MCW Vol. 15.

unlearn ::: v. t. --> To forget, as what has been learned; to lose from memory; also, to learn the contrary of.
To fail to learn.

unteach ::: v. t. --> To cause to forget, or to lose from memory, or to disbelieve what has been taught.
To cause to be forgotten; as, to unteach what has been learned.

Work and the Gita ::: Any work can be done as a field for the practice of the spirit of the Gita. Forget yourself and your miseries in the aspiration to a larger consciousness, feel the greater Force working in the world and make yourself an instrument for a work to be done, however small it may be.

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1:To forget God is a waste of Time. ~ JB,
2:Humility is the forgetfulness of self. ~ Thomas Keating,
3:If you forget yourself, you become the universe. ~ Hakuin Ekaku,
4:Forgetting oneself is opening oneself.
   ~ Dogen Zenji,
5:I never deny. I never contradict. I sometimes forget.
   ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
6:We were together. I forget the rest.
   ~ Walt Whitman,
7:"If you forget yourself, you become the universe." ~ Hakuin Ekaku, @CharlesAFrancis,
8:To forget one's purpose is the commonest form of stupidity.
   ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
9:"The right way to go easy is to forget the right way...." ~ Zhuangzi, @FourthWayTweets
10:Never forget the lonely taste of the white dew.
   ~ Matsuo Basho,
11:And then forget that you are there. ~ Hua Hu Ching: The Unknown Teachings of Lao Tzu, @GnothiSea,
12:Do not forget the Mother's name. ~ Sri Ramakrishna, The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, @srkpashramam,
13:In looking out upon the world, we forget that the world is looking at itself. ~ Alan Wilson, [T5],
14:"No word matters. But man forgets reality and remembers words." ~ Roger Zelazny, @CharlesAFrancis,
15:forgetfulness woke up and found myself asleep." ~ Binavi Badakhshani 13th century(?) Sufi poet., @aax9,
16:With each and every breath, I dwell upon You; I shall never forget You.
   ~ Guru Nanak, Guru Granth Sahib,
17:"It is easy to believe we are each waves, and forget we are also the ocean." ~ Jon J. Muth, @CharlesAFrancis,
18:"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn." ~ Benjamin Franklin, @CharlesAFrancis,
19:If you wish to forget anything on the spot, make a note that this thing is to be remembered.
   ~ Edgar Allan Poe,
20:"Love is so short, forgetting is so long." ~ Pablo Neruda, @Sufi_Path
21:"The practice of Zen is forgetting the self in the act of uniting with something." ~ Koun Yamada, @CharlesAFrancis,
22:"Forget the years, forget distinctions. Leap into the boundless and make it your home." ~ Zhuangzi, @CharlesAFrancis,
23:"Let us never forget that if we wish to die like the saints we must live like them." ~ Saint Théodore Guérin, @25bjh54,
24:"Don't forget to enjoy the life you're living instead of just living the life you've got." ~ Sue Aikens, @CharlesAFrancis,
25:If we drink of this cup, we shall forget the whole world. ~ Baha-ullah, the Eternal Wisdom
26:The best discipline is to stay quiescent without ever forgetting Him. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
27:We try many ways to be awake, but our society still keeps us forgetful. Meditation is to help us remember.
   ~ Thich Nhat Hanh,
28:Do not forget the covenant. Struggle with your lower self. Either you ride it, or it will ride you. ~ Al-Jilani, @FourthWayTweets
29:Let Mother's will be done. Never mind sunshine or rain, we must not forget Mother at any time. ~ Swami Turiyananda, @srkpashramam
30:You don't forget Bhagavan and Bhagavan won't forget you ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi, Day by Day, [T5],
31:Never forget the goal. Never stop aspiring. Never halt in your progress, and you are sure to succeed. ~ Mother Mirra, @srkpashramam
32:To forget God is to miss the whole point of existence. Learn to feel God, and to enjoy Him. ~ PARAMAHAMSA YOGANANDA, @srkpashramam
33:The only things we should look after is never to forget loving Him, the Master of the Universe. ~ Swami Ramakrishnananda, @srkpashramam
34:Blossomed the lovely stars, the forget-me-nots of the angels. ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Evangeline: A Tale of Acadie, @JoshuaOakley,
35:"To study Buddhism is to study ourselves. To study ourselves is to forget ourselves." ~ Dogen Zenji, @CharlesAFrancis,
36:The cause of the distress of a living entity is forgetfulness of his relationship with God.
   ~ Anonymous, The Bhagavad Gita, As It Is PURPORT,
37:To study the self is to forget the self. To forget the self is to be enlightened by the ten thousand things. ~ Dogen Zenji,
38:At some time, one will have to forget everything that has been learnt. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi, @RamanaMaharshi,
39:And some men are as ignorant of what they do when awake as they are forgetful of what they do when asleep. ~ Heraclitus,
40:Do not forget that you have been rescued from the power of darkness and brought into the light of God's kingdom. ~ Leo the Great, @Church_Father,
41:...before Thee we bow down and implore that we may never forget all we owe to Thee.
   ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother I,
42:Forget everything you have learned from people. Be whatever you learned from God. ~ Jalaluddin Rumi, @FourthWayTweets
43:We begin to know really when we succeed in forgetting completely what we have learned. ~ Thoreau, the Eternal Wisdom
44:There will come a time when one will have to forget all that one has learned. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi, @RamanaMaharshi,
45:Forgetfulness of your real nature is true death; remembrance of it is rebirth. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi, @RamanaMaharshi,
46:Often man is preoccupied with human rules and forgets the inner law. ~ Antoine the Healer; Revelations, the Eternal Wisdom
47:Wilt thou that thy heart should be free from sorrow ? Forget not the hearts that sorrow devours. ~ Saadi, the Eternal Wisdom
48:Whosoever has oneness engraven in his heart, forgets all things and forgets himself. ~ Attar of Nishapur, the Eternal Wisdom
49:Are we then so insensate as to forget that we are members one of the other? ~ St. Clement to the Corinthians, the Eternal Wisdom
50:There is an hour for knowledge, an hour to forget and to labour. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems, Ilion,
51:My child, I have not abandoned you, and I am ready to forget, to efface all revolt. My help is always with you. ~ The Mother, Agenda Vol 1,
52:Not the power to remember, but its very opposite, the power to forget, is a necessary condition for our existence. ~ Saint Basil the Great, @Thewarning9 [Parousia],
53:The best discipline is to stay quiescent without ever forgetting Him [Her] (God, the Self). ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi, @RamanaMaharshi,
54:That which is perfect is called Perfection. Never forget the Truth underlying all phenomena. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi, @RamanaMaharshi,
55:"Learn to forget that passionate music. It will end. True singing is a different breath. A breath of nothing. A gust within the god, a wind." ~ Rilke, @FourthWayTweets
56:do not forget
that in the thicket
there are flowers
~ Matsuo Basho, @BashoSociety
57:The two marks of an intense love for God are a forgetfulness of this world and a forgetfulness of self. ~ Sri Ramakrishna, @OmRamaKrishna,
58:We must never forget that our goal is to manifest the Supramental Reality. With my blessings
   ~ The Mother, Mantras Of The Mother, 25 May, [T5],
59:The two characteristics of Prema are forgetfulness of the external world and forgetfulness of one's own body. ~ Sri Ramakrishna, @OmRamaKrishna,
60:Forgetting one's own self and self-interest for the sake of the Ideal, is the only way to become unselfish. This is what real devotion means. ~ SWAMI PARAMANANDA, @srkpashramam
61:"The thing about pendulums we too easily forget in the darkest hours; they swing back. Right now, one is quietly supercharging its return." ~ Alain de Botton, @CharlesAFrancis,
62:It is necessary to remember oneself, but it is not necessary to forget phenomena. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Isha Upanishad, A Commentary on the Isha Upanishad,
63:When I think of the lotus feet of the Lord, I forget myself so completely that unconsciously my cloth falls off. ~ Sri Ramakrishna, @OmRamaKrishna,
64:In the love of God, one forgets all outward objects, the universe, and even one's own body, usually so dear to one. ~ Sri Ramakrishna, @OmRamaKrishna,
65:There never was a struggle or a battle that required greater valor than that in which a man forgets or denies himself. ~ Meister Eckhart, @FourthWayTweets
66:"He has so many creations, and yet He never forgets me, but I only have One Creator, and I've forgotten him countless of times." ~ Saadi, @Sufi_Path
67:Do what thou knowest to be good without expecting from it any glory. Forget not that the vulgar area bad judge of good actions. ~ Demophilus, the Eternal Wisdom
68:Forget your difficulties. Forget yourself... And the Lord will take care of your progress. With love and blessings. 5 March 1968
   ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II,
69:If you are never parted from the aspiring resolve to attain awak- ening, wherever you are born-whether above, below, or on the same level-you will not forget the thought of awakening. ~ Asanga,
70:This liberation is attained by him alone who has understood the lesson of complete disinterestedness and forgetfulness of self. ~ Ramakrishna, the Eternal Wisdom
71:Perform all your worldly duties with your hands, never forgetting to repeat and glorify the name of the Lord with all your heart. ~ Sri Ramakrishna, @OmRamaKrishna,
72:Mankind is apt to bind itself by attachment to the means of its past progress forgetful of the aim. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Early Cultural Writings, The National Value of Art,
73:Live in faith and hope, though it be in darkness, for in this darkness God protects the soul. Cast your care upon God for you are his and he will not forget you. ~ Saint John of the Cross, @25bjh54,
74:Those who seek name and fame are under a delusion. They forget that everything is ordained by the great disposer of all things, the Lord. ~ Sri Ramakrishna, @OmRamaKrishna,
75:In Samadhi one forgets one has a body, loses all attachment to things of this world, and likes no other words than those relating to God. ~ Sri Ramakrishna, @OmRamaKrishna,
76:Some people look upon the sense of sin as the whole of religion. They forget that it marks only the earliest, lower stage of spirituality. ~ Sri Ramakrishna, @OmRamaKrishna,
77:What helps you to know yourself is right. What prevents, is wrong. To know one's real self is bliss, to forget -- is sorrow. ~ Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj, @srkpashramam
78:Money makes us forget God. Dependence on God is true self-reliance. Dependence on money is not. The two cannot go together. It is dangerous to have your legs in two boats. ~ SWAMI AKHANDANADA, @srkpashramam
79:The secret of our apparent bondage is the Spirit's play by which It consents to forget God-consciousness in the absorption of Nature's movement.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Isha Upanishad,
80:What more shall I tell you? Keep your mind on God. Don't forget Him. God will certainly reveal Himself to you if you pray to Him with sincerity. ~ Sri Ramakrishna, @srkpashramam
81:What is prema? He who feels it, this intense and ecstatic love of God, not only forgets the world but forgets even the body, which is so dear to all. ~ Sri Ramakrishna, @srkpashramam
82:He who learns must suffer. Even in our sleep, pain which cannot forget
falls drop by drop upon the heart
until, in our own despair, against our will,
comes wisdom through the awful grace of God. ~ Aeschylus,
83:Never forget what you are, for surely the world will not. Make it your strength. Then it can never be your weakness. Armour yourself in it, and it will never be used to hurt you. ~ George R.R. Martin, @JoshuaOakley,
84:Find God and forget yourself. Be wholly surrendered, the moment you can give up everything and know your own nothingness, that moment God-vision will come and your will be free. ~ Swami Ramakrishnananda, @srkpashramam
85:Forget about reincarnation. Reincarnation is not for you. It is for the deluded ones. You are free of all karma, free of all samskaras, free of playing games. Feel your freedom. All is well. ~ Robert Adams, @GnothiSea,
86:Two kinds of joy are there, O my brothers, and what are they? The joy of egoism and the joy to forget oneself; but nobler is the joy of self-oblivion. ~ Buddhist Texts, the Eternal Wisdom
87:He who learns must suffer. And even in our sleep pain that cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart, and in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom to us by the awful grace of God. ~ Aeschylus, Agamemnon, l. 177,
88:An aimless life is always a miserable life. Every one of you should have an aim. But do not forget that on the quality of your aim will depend the quality of your life.
   ~ The Mother, On Education, p.3,
89:However high be your endeavors, unless you renounce and subjugate your own will - unless you forget yourself and all that pertains to yourself - not one step will you advance on the road to perfection. ~ Saint John of the Cross,
90:Charmed men applaud the skilful purpose, the dexterous speaker;
This they forget that a Force decides, not the wiles of the statesman. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems, Ilion,
91:Let us become fire, let us travel through fire. We have a free way to the ascent. The Father will guide us, unfolding the ways of fire; let us not flow with the lowly stream from forgetfulness. ~ Proclus, De Philosophia Chaldaica, fr. 2,
92:We must never forget that we are here to serve the Supramental Truth and Light and to prepare its manifestation in ourselves and upon the earth. With my Blessings.
   ~ The Mother, Mantras Of The Mother, Aug 13th,
93:Too hard the gods are with man's fragile race;
In their large heavens they dwell exempt from Fate
And they forget the wounded feet of man. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Word of Fate,
94:There is no end to the love of God. It is an inexhaustible treasure! The more you drink of it, the more thirsty you feel; and ultimately, losing yourself in bliss, you forget yourself and are merged in it. ~ Swami Virajananda, @srkpashramam
95:A veil is kept, something is still held back,
Lest, captives of the beauty and the joy,
Our souls forget to the Highest to aspire. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdom of Subtle Matter,
96:"Love all, trust none; forgive all, forget none, respect all, worship none. That is the manner of the wise." ~ Inayat Khan, (1882 - 1927) founder of the Sufi Order in the West in 1914, (London) and teacher of Universal Sufism, Wikipedia., @aax9,
97:Nor should he forget the aim of these external aids which is to awaken his soul to the Divine within him. Nothing has been finally accomplished if that has not been accomplished.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga,
98:It is quite natural that man forgets God. Therefore whenever the need arises, God Himself incarnates on earth and shows the path by Himself practicing Sadhana. This time He has also shown the example of renunciation. ~ Sri Sarada Devi, @srkpashramam
99:If I did not simply live from one moment to another, it would be impossible for me to be patient, but I only look at the present, I forget the past, and I take good care not to forestall the future." ~ Saint Thérèse de Lisieux, @Thewarning9 [Parousia],
100:Hold on to God even in gloom. Never miss meditation or forget to repeat the name of the Lord. Meditation is the anchorage of the soul. Meditation will purify your mind. Continue japa and meditation without losing heart. ~ Swami Saradananda, @srkpashramam
101:We are the Self. All we have to do is to remember that. We keep on forgetting it and thus think we are this body, or this ego. If the will and desire to remember Self are strong enough, they will eventually overcome vasanas. ~ Ramana Maharshi, @GnothiSea,
102:At the time of Japa and meditation, we meditate on the Lord keeping our mind concentrated on Him, in the same way, if we learn to see the same Lord in every man, then we shall not forget God even in the midst of work. ~ SWAMI VIRESWARANANDA, @srkpashramam
103:"Forget your voice, sing! Forget your feet, dance! Forget your life, live! Forget yourself and be!" ~ Kamand Kojouri, author of "The Eternal Dance: Love Poetry and Prose,", (2018). Born in Tehran, raised in Dubai and Toronto, and resides in Wales., @aax9,
104:Be not forgetful of prayer. Every time you pray, if your prayer is sincere, there will be new feeling and new meaning in it, which will give you fresh courage, and you will understand that prayer is an education. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky, The Brothers Karamazov,
105:The whole universe is sum up in the Human Being. Devil is not a monster waiting to trap us, He is a voice inside. Look for Your Devil in Yourself, not in the Others. Don't forget that the one who knows his Devil, knows his God. ~ Shams Tabrizi, @FourthWayTweets
106:You, therefore, who are undertaking the study of this book, if you persevere to the end and understand it, you will be either a monarch or a madman. Do what you will with this volume, you will be unable to despise or to forget it.
   ~ Eliphas Levi, Transcendental Magic,
107:Drop out of school before your mind rots from exposure to our mediocre educational system. Forget about the Senior Prom and go to the library and educate yourself if you've got any guts. Some of you like Pep rallies and plastic robots who tell you what to read. ~ Frank Zappa,
108:O my God, Trinity whom I adore, help me forget myself entirely so to establish myself in you, unmovable and peaceful as if my soul were already in eternity. May nothing be able to trouble my peace or make me leave you. ~ Saint Elizabeth of the Trinity, @Thewarning9 [Parousia],
109:I count not myself to have apprehended, but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forth unto those things which are before. I press towards the mark for the prize. ~ Philippines 111. 13, 14, the Eternal Wisdom
110:Be courageous and do not think so much of yourself. It is because you make your little ego the centre of your preoccupation that you are sad and unsatisfied. To forget oneself is the great remedy for all ills.
   ~ The Mother, Some Answers From The Mother,
111:I bow to You, Sweet Mother. Be present in me always and for ever.
Yes, I am always with you, but you must never forget to call me, for it is by calling me that the presence becomes effective. 15 December 1934 ~ The Mother, Some Answers From The Mother,
112:So long as one has not become-as simple as a child, one cannot expect the divine illumination. Forget all the knowledge of the world that you have acquired and become as ignorant as a child; then you shall attain to the divine wisdom. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
113:"Here is the secret of happiness. Forget yourself and think of others." ~ Swami Paramananda, (1884-1940), an early Indian teacher who went to the United States to spread the Vedanta philosophy. He was a mystic, a poet and an innovator in spiritual community living, Wikipedia., @aax9,
114:"We mostly spend our lives conjugating three verbs: to Want, to Have, and to Do... forgetting that none of these verbs have any ultimate significance, except so far as they are transcended by and included in , the fundamental verb, to Be." ~ Evelyn Underhill, (1875 - 1941), Wik., @aax9,
115:Have faith that we have to regain our lost Self and 'Stop not till the goal is reached.' Remember these words of Swamiji, 'Do not forget the ideal - do not cut it down.' Let this body perish, still do not lower the ideal. Pray for strength. Pray always. ~ Swami Akhandananda, @srkpashramam
116:The Self is the one reality that always exists and it is by its light all other things are seen. We forget it and concentrate on the appearances. We are so engrossed with the objects or appearances revealed by the light that we pay no attention to the light. ~ Ramana Maharshi, @GnothiSea,
117:"The Sufis throw off the shackles of the positive religion;… they neither fast, nor make pilgrimages to the temple of Mecca, nay, they forget their prayers; for with God there is no other but the soundless language of the heart." ~ Mohsin Fani "The Religion of the Sufis,", (1979), @aax9,
118:Forget the judges and governors. Let them puff themselves up with the symbols of their dignity, which lasts for only a year. The heavenly dignity in you is already sealed by the brightness of a year's honor, and its victorious glory continues into another year. ~ Saint Cyprian, @Church_Father,
119:A man thinks of God, no doubt, but he has no faith in Him. Again and again he forgets God and becomes attached to the world. It is like giving the elephant a bath; afterwards he covers his body with mud and dirt again. 'The mind is a mad elephant.' ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
120:We shall merge into the One from whom we came. The True One is pervading each and every heart. He Himself unites us in Union with Himself; the True Mansion of His Presence is close at hand. With each and every breath, I dwell upon You; I shall never forget You.
   ~ Guru Nanak, Guru Granth Sahib,
121:Beloved, we shd never forget that we have renounced the world. We are living here now as aliens and only for a time. When the day of our homecoming puts an end to our exile, frees us from the world's bonds, and restores us to paradise and to a kingdom, we shd welcome it. ~ Cyprian, @Church_Father,
122:The "memorize then fire and forget" principal for casting spells Jack Vance assumed in his fantasy stories seemed perfect to me for use by D&D magic-users. IT required forethought by the player and limited the power of the class all at once. ~ Gary Gygax, ENWorld, Q&A with Gary Gygax part 13, 2007,
123:So long as one has not become-as simple as a child, one cannot expect the divine illumination. Forget all the knowledge of the world that you have acquired and become as ignorant as a child; then you shall attain to the divine wisdom. ~ Ramakrishna, the Eternal Wisdom
124:The giving up is the first step. But the real giving up is in realizing that there is nothing to give up, for nothing is your own. It is like deep sleep - you do not give up your bed when you fall asleep - you just forget it. ~ Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj, @GnothiSea,
125:Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson, @JoshuaOakley,
126:What is liberation after all? To know that you are beyond birth and death. By forgetting who you are and imagining yourself a mortal creature, you created so much trouble for yourself that you have to wake up, like from a bad dream. ~ Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj, @srkpashramam
127:Wherever the Lord keeps you, that will be for your good. He knows best. Leave everything to Him & don't forget Him - that is your duty. It is His responsibility where & in what condition to keep you & what He will make you do. For your part, just see that you may not forget Him.~ Swami Turiyananda, @srkpashramam
128:The thing is somehow to unite the mind with God. You must not forget Him, not even once. Your thought of Him should be like the flow of oil, without any interruption. If u worship with love even a brick or stone as God, then thro His grace u can see Him. ~ Sri Ramakrishna, @srkpashramam
129:May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you're wonderful, and don't forget to make some art - write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can. And I hope, somewhere in the next year, you surprise yourself.
   ~ Neil Gaiman,
130:Remember that work is only the first step in spiritual life. God cannot be realized without sattva-love, discrimination, kindness, and so on. If a man is entangled in too many activities he surely forgets God. He becomes more and more attached to 'lust and gold' ~ Sri Ramakrishna, @srkpashramam
131:May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you're wonderful, and don't forget to make some art ~ write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can. And I hope, somewhere in the next year, you surprise yourself. ~ Neil Gaiman, @JoshuaOakley,
132:I too play with symbols... but I play in such a way that I do not forget that I am playing. For nothing is proved by symbols... unless by sure reasons it can be demonstrated that they are not merely symbolic but are descriptions of the ways in which the two things are connected and of the causes of this connection. ~ Johannes Kepler,
133:"It is incredible how as soon as a people become subject, it promptly falls into such complete forgetfulness of its freedom that it can hardly be roused to the point of regaining it, obeying so easily and willingly that one is led to say that this people has not so much lost its liberty as won its enslavement." ~ Etienne de la Boetie
134:There is one thing to remember in this world. If you were to forget everything but didn't forget that thing there'd be no cause to worry. Whereas if you performed, remembered and didn't forget every single thing but forgot that thing you would have done nothing whatsoever. ~ Jalaluddin Rumi, @FourthWayTweets
135:Beyond a given point man is not helped by more "knowing," but only by living and doing in a partly self-forgetful way. As Goethe put it, we must plunge into experience and then reflect on the meaning of it. All reflection and no plunging drives us mad; all plunging and no reflection, and we are brutes. ~ Ernest Becker, The Denial of Death,
136:Talk 6.

A question was asked by a monk (sannyasi) about how to prevent the mind from being distracted.

M.: You see the objects on forgetting your own Self. If you keep hold of your Self, you will not see the objective world. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi, Talks with Sri Ramana Maharshi, Sri Ramanasramam,
137:The great teachers say that forgetfulness is the root of all evil, and is death for those who seek release;10 so one should rest the mind in one's Self and should never forget the Self: this is the aim. If the mind is controlled, all else can be controlled. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi, Self-Enquiry, 34, [T5],
138:Do not forget even for a moment that all this has been created by Him out of Himself. Not only is He present in everything, but also He is everything. The differences are only in expression and manifestation.
If you forget this you lose everything.§ ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother III, The Divine and the Universe, [4],
139:What do I advise? Forget it all. Don't be afraid. Do what you get the most pleasure from. Is it to build a cloud chamber? Then go on doing things like that. Develop your talents wherever they may lead. Damn the torpedoes - full speed ahead!
   If you have any talent, or any occupation that delights you, do it, and do it to the hilt ~ Richard P Feynman,
140:To be humble means for the mind, the vital and the body never to forget that without the Divine they know nothing, are nothing and can do nothing; without the Divine they are nothing but ignorance, chaos and impotence. The Divine alone is Truth, Life, Power, Love, Felicity.
   ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II, Purity and Humility, 152,
141:My dear child, I carry you always in my arms, pressed close to my heart, and I have no doubt that you will become aware of it if you forget the world and concentrate on me. By turning your thoughts towards me you will feel closer and closer to me and peace will come to dwell in your heart. Love. 25 May 1934
   ~ The Mother, On Education, [T0],
142:The presence of a thought is like the presence of our beloved. We imagine we shall never forget this thought, and that this loved one could never be indifferent to us. But out of sight out of mind! The finest thought runs the risk of being irrevocably forgotten if it is not written down, and the dear one of being forsaken if we do not marry her. ~ Arthur Schopenhauer,
143:They say an elephant never forgets. Well, you are not an elephant. Take notes, constantly. Save interesting thoughts, quotations, films, technologies...the medium doesn't matter, so long as it inspires you. When you're stumped, go to your notes like a wizard to his spellbook. Mash those thoughts together. Extend them in every direction until they meet. ~ Aaron Koblin,
144:But not the utter vision and delight.
A veil is kept, something is still held back,
Lest, captives of the beauty and the joy,
Our souls forget to the Highest to aspire.
In that fair subtle realm behind our own
The form is all, and physical gods are kings.
~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdom of Subtle Matter,
145:Never forget that you are not alone. The Divine is with you helping and guiding you. He is the companion who never fails, the friend whose love comforts and strengthens. The more you feel lonely, the more you are ready to perceive His luminous Presence. Have faith and He will do everything for you.
   ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II, The Divine Is with You, [T5],
146:Surely, my child, I have no intention of leaving you and you need not worry; one thing you must know and never forget: all that is true and sincere will always be kept. Only what is false and insincere will disappear.
   In the measure in which your need for me is sincere and genuine, it will be fulfilled. 5 October 1955
   ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother I, I am With You,
147:To love. To be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and the vulgar disparity of life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple. To respect strength, never power. Above all, to watch. To try and understand. To never look away. And never, never to forget. ~ Arundhati Roy, @JoshuaOakley,
148:When coming out of sleep you must keep quiet for a few moments and consecrate the coming day to the Divine, praying to remember Him always and in all circumstances.

Before going to sleep you must concentrate for a few minutes, look into the day that has passed, remember when and where you have forgotten the Divine, and pray that such forgettings should not happen again. 31 August 1953
~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother III,
149:You assume far too readily that man is a paragon of justice, forgetting, apparently, that he has a long and savage history. He has killed other animals not only for meat but for pleasure; he has enslaved his neighbors, murdered his opponents, and obtained the most unholy sadistical joy from the agony of others. It is not impossible that we shall, in the course of our travels, meet other intelligent creatures far more worthy than man to rule the universe. ~ A E van Vogt,
150:"Whatever you have in your mind—forget it; whatever you have in your hand—give it; whatever is to be your fate—face it." ~ Abū Saʿīd Abū'l-Khayr, (967 -1049), famous Sufi poet who contributed extensively to the evolution of Sufi tradition, Wikipedia. "One day man will realize that his own I AM-ness is the God he has been seeking throughout the ages, and that his own sense of awareness - his consciousness of being - is the one and only reality." ~ Neville Goddard, "The Complete Reader,", (2013), @aax9,
151:The Mother says, "Look at me, I am here, come back in my new body, divine, transformed and glorious. And I am the same Mother, still human. Do not worry. Do not be concerned about your own self, your progress and realisation, nor about others. I am here, look at me, gaze into me, enter into me wholly, merge into my being, lose yourself into my love, with your love. You will see all problems solved, everything done. Forget all else, forget the world. Remember me alone, be one with me, with my love." ~ Priti Dasgupta, Moments Eternal,
152:The life of God is above the past, the present, and the future; it is measured by the single instant of immobile eternity... [However] forgetfulness of God leaves us in this banal and horizontal view of things on the line of time which passes; the contemplation of God is like a vertical view of things which pass, and of their bond with God who does not pass. To be immersed in time, is to forget the value of time, that is to say, its relation to eternity. ~ Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange, The Three Ages of the Interior Life: Prelude of Eternal Life,
153:Difficulties are sent to us exclusively to make the realisation more perfect. Each time we try to realise something and meet with a resistance or an obstacle or even a failure - what seems to be a failure - we should know, we should never forget that it is exclusively, absolutely, so that the realisation may be more perfect. So this habit of cringing, of getting discouraged or even of feeling uncomfortable, or of abusing yourself and telling yourself: There! Again I have made a mistake - all that is absolute foolishness.
   ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II,
154:I feel sincerely that I want the Divine and nothing else. But when I am in contact with other people, when I am busy with things without any value, I naturally forget the Divine, my one goal. Is it insincerity? If not, then what does it mean?

   Yes. It is insincerity of the being, in which one part wants the Divine and another part wants something else. It is through ignorance and stupidity that the being is insincere. But with a persevering will and an absolute confidence in the Divine Grace, one can cure this insincerity.
   ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II,
155:The Good, the True, and the Beautiful, then, are simply the faces of Spirit as it shines in this world. Spirit seen subjectively is Beauty, and I of Spirit. Spirit seen intersubjectively is the Good, the We of Spirit. And Spirit seen objectively is the True, the It of Spirit....And whenever we pause, and enter the quiet, and rest in the utter stillness, we can hear that whispering voice calling to us still: never forgot the Good, and never forgot the True, and never forget the Beautiful, for these are the faces of your own deepest Self, freely shown to you. ~ Ken Wilber, Marriage of Sense and Soul, p. 201,
156:The reason why you do not touch fire is because you know that it will cause you to suffer. Likewise, if you truly understand karma, you will not commit a single negative action, because unless that negative karma is purified, you know that it will eventually ripen into suffering.
You might forget this natural process, or you might not believe in it, because the ripening does not always happen immediately. But your karma will follow you like your shadow, that gets closer and closer without you realising, until you are eventually touched by it. Please, I urge you to always remember this. ~ Chamtrul Rinpoche,
157:"The thing is somehow to unite the mind with God. You must not forget Him, not even once. Your thought of Him should be like the flow of oil, without any interruption. If you worship with love even a brick or stone as God, then through His grace you can see Him.

"Remember what I have just said to you. One should perform such worship as the Śiva Puja. Once the mind has become mature, one doesn't have to continue formal worship for long. The mind then always remains united with God; meditation and contemplation become a constant habit of mind." ~ Sri Ramakrishna, Sri Gospel of Ramakrishna,
158:823. Should you think of God only at the time of meditation and remain forgetful of Him at all other times? Have you not noticed how during Durga Puja a lamp is kept constantly burning near the image? It should never be allowed to go out. If ever it is extinguished, the house-holder meets with some mishap. Similarly, after installing the Deity on the lotus of your heart, you must keep the lamp of remembering Him ever burning. While engaged in the affairs of the world, you should constantly turn your gaze inwards and see whether the lamp is burning or not. ~ Sri Ramakrishna, Sayings of Sri Ramakrishna,
159:Don't confuse having no violence in your heart with having no violence in the real world, if required. Your duty may or may not include violence, but let us not forget that there are indeed occasions where violence ends violence or, I should say, reflecting the messiness and microscopically incremental nature of Eros: there are occasions where violence replaces a grosser violence with a subtler violence, a lesser devil on the way to a vaguely greater good. The Zen-inspired code of the Samurai warrior is still as good a guide as any: the best fight is not to fight; the real sword is no sword-but if you think that means a Samurai warrior never used his sword, you are tad naive, I fear. ~ Ken Wilber?,
160:There is always some tendency to looseness, forgetfulness and inattention in the physical consciousness. One has to be very vigilant and careful to prevent this tendency having its way. There are many [defects of the physical consciousness] - but mainly obscurity, inertia, tamas, a passive acceptance of the play of wrong forces, inability to change, attachment to habits, lack of plasticity, forgetfulness, loss of experiences or realisations gained, unwillingness to accept the Light or to follow it, incapacity (through tamas or through attachment or through passive reaction to accustomed forces) to do what it admits to be the Right and the Best.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters On Yoga - IV,
161:Alas! I find no customers who want anything better than kalai pulse. No one wants to give up 'woman and gold'. Man, deluded by the beauty of woman and the power of money, forgets God. But to one who has seen the beauty of God, even the position of Brahma, the Creator, seems insignificant.
A man said to Ravana, 'You have been going to Sita in different disguises; why don't you go to her in the form of Rama?' 'But', Ravana replied, 'when I meditate on Rama in my heart, the most beautiful women - celestial maidens like Rambha and Tilottama - appear no better than ashes of the funeral pyre. Then even the position of Brahma appears trivial to me, not to speak of the beauty of another man's wife.' ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
162:Although our fallen minds forget to climb,
   Although our human stuff resists or breaks,
   She keeps her will that hopes to divinise clay;
   Failure cannot repress, defeat o'erthrow;
   Time cannot weary her nor the Void subdue,
   The ages have not made her passion less;
   No victory she admits of Death or Fate.
   Always she drives the soul to new attempt;
   Always her magical infinitude
   Forces to aspire the inert brute elements;
   As one who has all infinity to waste,
   She scatters the seed of the Eternal's strength
   On a half-animate and crumbling mould,
   Plants heaven's delight in the heart's passionate mire,
   Pours godhead's seekings into a bare beast frame,
   Hides immortality in a mask of death.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri,
163:When we are concentrated in mental movements or intellectual pursuits, why do we sometimes forget or lose touch with the Divine?

You lose it because your consciousness is still divided. The Divine has not settled in your mind; you are not wholly consecrated to the Divine Life. Otherwise you could concentrate to any extent upon such things and still you would have the sense of being helped and supported by the Divine. In all pursuits, intellectual or active, your one motto should be, Remember and Offer. Let whatever you do be done as an offering to the Divine. And this too will be an excellent discipline for you; it will prevent you from doing many foolish and useless things.
   ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1929-1931, [T0],
164:There are a vast amount of Buddhas already, and each one manifests countless forms simultaneously throughout all of the planes of cyclic existence for the benefit of all beings. However, at any given time, each individual being will have a stronger karmic connection with certain Buddhas, compared to other Buddhas.

   Likewise, if you were a Buddha, since a huge number of beings throughout cyclic existence would have a stronger karmic connection with you during certain times, you would be able to benefit them much more directly than the many other Buddhas would be able to. Do not forget this.

   The deeper you realise this, the greater your bodhicitta motivation becomes - in other words, the greater your compassionate wish to attain the enlightened state of a Buddha for the benefit of all beings, as soon as possible!
   ~ Chamtrul Rinpoche,
165:To know and not to know, to be conscious of complete truthfulness while telling carefully constructed lies, to hold simultaneously two opinions which cancelled out, knowing them to be contradictory and believing in both of them, to use logic against logic, to repudiate morality while laying claim to it, to believe that democracy was impossible and that the Party was the guardian of democracy, to forget whatever it was necessary to forget, then to draw it back into memory again at the moment when it was needed, and then promptly to forget it again: and above all, to apply the same process to the process itself -- that was the ultimate subtlety: consciously to induce unconsciousness, and then, once again, to become unconscious of the act of hypnosis you had just performed. Even to understand the word 'doublethink' involved the use of doublethink. ~ George Orwell, 1984,
166:We have no reason to harbor any mistrust against our world, for it is not against us. If it has terrors, they are our terrors; if it has abysses, these abysses belong to us; if there are dangers, we must try to love them. And if only we arrange our life in accordance with the principle which tells us that we must always trust in the difficult, then what now appears to us as the most alien will become our most intimate and trusted experience. How could we forget those ancient myths that stand at the beginning of all races, the myths about dragons that at the last moment are transformed into princesses? Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us act, just once, with beauty and courage. Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love. ~ Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet, @JoshuaOakley,
167:But if in passing from one domain to another we renounce what has already been given us from eagerness for our new attainment, if in reaching the mental life we cast away or belittle the physical life which is our basis, or if we reject the mental and physical in our attraction to the spiritual, we do not fulfil God integrally, nor satisfy the conditions of His selfmanifestation. We do not become perfect, but only shift the field of our imperfection or atmost attain a limited altitude. However high we may climb, even though it be to the Non-Being itself, we climb ill if we forget our base. Not to abandon the lower to itself, but to transfigure it in the light of the higher to which we have attained, is true divinity of nature. Brahman is integral and unifies many states of consciousness at a time; we also, manifesting the nature of Brahman, should become integral and all-embracing. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine,
168:Forgetful of her spirit and her fate.
The impassive skies were neutral, empty, still.
Then something in the inscrutable darkness stirred;
A nameless movement, an unthought Idea
Insistent, dissatisfied, without an aim,
Something that wished but knew not how to be,
Teased the Inconscient to wake Ignorance.
A throe that came and left a quivering trace,
Gave room for an old tired want unfilled,
At peace in its subconscient moonless cave
To raise its head and look for absent light,
Straining closed eyes of vanished memory,
Like one who searches for a bygone self
And only meets the corpse of his desire.
It was as though even in this Nought's profound,
Even in this ultimate dissolution's core,
There lurked an unremembering entity,
Survivor of a slain and buried past
Condemned to resume the effort and the pang,
Reviving in another frustrate world.
~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Symbol Dawn,
169:From the twilight of day till the twilight of evening, a leopard, in the last years of the thirteenth century, would see some wooden planks, some vertical iron bars, men and women who changed, a wall and perhaps a stone gutter filled with dry leaves. He did not know, could not know, that he longed for love and cruelty and the hot pleasure of tearing things to pieces and the wind carrying the scent of a deer, but something suffocated and rebelled within him and God spoke to him in a dream: ""You live and will die in this prison so that a man I know of may see you a certain number of times and not forget you and place your figure and symbol in a poem which has its precise place in the scheme of the universe. You suffer captivity, but you will have given a word to the poem.

   God, in the dream, illumined the animal's brutishness and the animal understood these reasons and accepted his destiny, but, when he awoke, there was in him only an obscure resignation, a valorous ignorance, for the machinery of the world is much too complex for the simplicity of a beast. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
170:Supermind is the dynamic form of satcitananda (being-consciousness-bliss), and the necessary conduit, mediator or linkage between satcitananda and the manifest creation. (Life Divine Book I, ch.14-16) ... Supermind is spiritual consciousness acting as a self-luminous knowledge, will, sense, aesthesis, energy, self-creative and unveiling power of its own delight and being. Mind is the action of the same powers, but limited and only very indirectly and partially illumined. Supermind lives in unity though it plays with diversity; mind lives in a separative action of diversity, though it may open to unity. Mind is not only capable of ignorance, but, because it acts always partially and by limitation, it works characteristically as a power of ignorance : it may even and it does forget itself in a complete inconscience, or nescience, awaken from it to the ignorance of a partial knowledge and move from the ignorance towards a complete knowledge, -- that is its natural action in the human being, -- but it can never have by itself a complete knowledge.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, The Psychology of Self-Perfection, 625,
171:Yet not for tyrant wrong nor to serve as a sword for our passions
Zeus created our strength, but that earth might have help from her children.
Not of our moulding its gifts to our soul nor were formed by our labour!
When did we make them, where were ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems: Ilion
So when the Eye supreme perceives that we rise up too swiftly,
Drawn towards height but fullness contemning, called by the azure,
Life when we fail in, poor in our base and forgetting our mother,
Back we are hurled to our roots; we recover our sap f ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems: Ilion
Man, repelled by the gulfs within him and shrinking from vastness,
Form of the earth accepts and is glad of the lap of his mother. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems: Ilion
Man does not act, even most primitively, from fear alone, but from twin motives, fear and desire, fear of things unpleasant and maleficent and desire of things pleasant and beneficent. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, The Motives of Devotion,
172:He had no document but his memory; the training he had acquired with each added hexameter gave him a discipline unsuspected by those who set down and forget temporary, incomplete paragraphs. He was not working for posterity or even for God, whose literary tastes were unknown to him. Meticulously, motionlessly, secretly, he wrought in time his lofty, invisible labyrinth. He worked the third act over twice. He eliminated certain symbols as over-obvious, such as the repeated striking of the clock, the music. Nothing hurried him. He omitted, he condensed, he amplified. In certain instances he came back to the original version. He came to feel affection for the courtyard, the barracks; one of the faces before him modified his conception of Roemerstadt's character. He discovered that the wearying cacophonies that bothered Flaubert so much are mere visual superstitions, weakness and limitation of the written word, not the spoken...He concluded his drama. He had only the problem of a single phrase. He found it. The drop of water slid down his cheek. He opened his mouth in a maddened cry, moved his face, dropped under the quadruple blast.~ Jorge Luis Borges, Labyrinths, Selected Stories and Other Writings,
173:A poet once said, 'The whole universe is in a glass of wine.' We will probably never know in what sense he meant it, for poets do not write to be understood. But it is true that if we look at a glass of wine closely enough we see the entire universe. There are the things of physics: the twisting liquid which evaporates depending on the wind and weather, the reflection in the glass; and our imagination adds atoms. The glass is a distillation of the earth's rocks, and in its composition we see the secrets of the universe's age, and the evolution of stars. What strange array of chemicals are in the wine? How did they come to be? There are the ferments, the enzymes, the substrates, and the products. There in wine is found the great generalization; all life is fermentation. Nobody can discover the chemistry of wine without discovering, as did Louis Pasteur, the cause of much disease. How vivid is the claret, pressing its existence into the consciousness that watches it! If our small minds, for some convenience, divide this glass of wine, this universe, into parts -- physics, biology, geology, astronomy, psychology, and so on -- remember that nature does not know it! So let us put it all back together, not forgetting ultimately what it is for. Let it give us one more final pleasure; drink it and forget it all! ~ Richard P Feynman,
174:The sadhaka of the integral Yoga will make use of all these aids according to his nature; but it is necessary that he should shun their limitations and cast from himself that exclusive tendency of egoistic mind which cries, "My God, my Incarnation, my Prophet, my Guru," and opposes it to all other realisation in a sectarian or a fanatical spirit. All sectarianism, all fanaticism must be shunned; for it is inconsistent with the integrity of the divine realisation.
   On the contrary, the sadhaka of the integral Yoga will not be satisfied until he has included all other names and forms of Deity in his own conception, seen his own Ishta Devata in all others, unified all Avatars in the unity of Him who descends in the Avatar, welded the truth in all teachings into the harmony of the Eternal Wisdom.
   Nor should he forget the aim of these external aids which is to awaken his soul to the Divine within him. Nothing has been finally accomplished if that has not been accomplished. It is not sufficient to worship Krishna, Christ or Buddha without, if there is not the revealing and the formation of the Buddha, the Christ or Krishna in ourselves. And all other aids equally have no other purpose; each is a bridge between man's unconverted state and the revelation of the Divine within him. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga,
175:The necessary and needful reaction from the collective unconscious expresses itself in archetypally formed ideas. The meeting with oneself is, at first, the meeting with one's own shadow. The shadow is a tight passage, a narrow door, whose painful constriction no one is spared who goes down to the deep well. But one must learn to know oneself in order to know who one is. For what comes after the door is, surprisingly enough, a boundless expanse full of unprecedented uncertainty, with apparently no one inside and no one outside, no above and no below, no here and no there, no mine and no thine, no good and no bad. It is a world of water, where all life floats in suspension; where the realm of the sympathetic system, the soul of everything living, begins; where I am indivisibly this and that; where I experience the other in myself and the other-than-myself experiences me.No, the collective unconscious is anything but an encapsulated personal system; it is sheer objectivity, as wide as the world and open to all the world. There I am the object of every subject, in complete reversal of my ordinary consciousness, where I am always the subject that has an object. There I am utterly one with the world, so much a part of it that I forget all too easily who I really am. ""Lost in oneself"" is a good way of describing this state. But this self is the world, if only a consciousness could see it. That is why we must know who we are. ~ Carl Jung, Archetypes of the Collective Unconscious,
176:Are remembrance and memory the same thing?

Not necessarily. Memory is a mental phenomenon, purely mental. Remembrance can be a phenomenon of consciousness. One can remember in all the domains of one's being: one can remember vitally, one can remember physically, one can remember psychically, one can remember mentally also. But memory is a purely mental phenomenon. Memory can, first of all, be deformed and it can also be effaced, one can forget. The phenomenon of consciousness is very precise; if you can take the consciousness back to the state in which it was, things come back exactly as they were. It is as though you relived the same mo- ment. You can relive it once, twice, ten times, a hundred times, but you relive a phenomenon of consciousness. It is very different from the memory of a fact which you inscribe somewhere in your brain. And if the cerebral associations are disturbed in the least (for there are many things in your brain and it is a very delicate instrument), if there is the slightest disturbance, your memory goes out of order. And then holes are formed and you forget. On the other hand, if you know how to bring back a particular state of consciousness in you, it comes back exactly the same as it was. Now, a remembrance can also be purely mental and it may be a continuation of cerebral activities, but that is mental remembrance. And you have remembrances in feeling, remembrances in sensation.... ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1953, 290-291,
177:"So," she said. "I've been thinking of it as a computing problem. If the virus or nanomachine or protomolecule or whatever was designed, it has a purpose, right?"
"Definitely," Holden said.
"And it seems like it's trying to do something-something complex. It doesn't make sense to go to all that trouble just to kill people. Those changes it makes look intentional, just... not complete, to me."
"I can see that," Holden said. Alex and Amos nodded along with him but stayed quiet.
"So maybe the issue is that the protomolecule isn't smart enough yet. You can compress a lot of data down pretty small, but unless it's a quantum computer, processing takes space. The easiest way to get that processing in tiny machines is through distribution. Maybe the protomolecule isn't finishing its job because it just isn't smart enough to. Yet."
"Not enough of them," Alex said.
"Right," Naomi said, dropping the towel into a bin under the sink. "So you give them a lot of biomass to work with, and see what it is they are ultimately made to do."
"According to that guy in the video, they were made to hijack life on Earth and wipe us out," Miller said.
"And that," Holden said, "is why Eros is perfect. Lots of biomass in a vacuum-sealed test tube. And if it gets out of hand, there's already a war going on. A lot of ships and missiles can be used for nuking Eros into glass if the threat seems real. Nothing to make us forget our differences like a new player butting in." ~ James S A Corey, Leviathan Wakes,
178:The second condition of consciousness is potential only to the human being and gained by an inner enlightening and transformation of the mind of ignorance; it is that in which the mind seeks for its source of knowledge rather within than without and becomes to its own feeling and self-experience, by whatever means, a mind, not of original ignorance, but of self-forgetful knowledge. This mind is conscious that the knowledge of all things is hidden within it or at least somewhere in the being, but as if veiled and forgotten, and the knowledge comes to it not as a thing acquired from outside, but always secretly there and now remembered and known at once to be true, - each thing in its own place, degree, manner and measure. This is its attitude to knowledge even when the occasion of knowing is some external experience, sign or indication, because that is to it only the occasion and its reliance for the truth of the knowledge is not on the external indication or evidence but on the inner confirming witness. The true mind is the universal within us and the individual is only a projection on the surface, and therefore this second state of consciousness we have either when the individual mind goes more and more inward and is always consciously or subconsciously near and sensitive to the touches of the universal mentality in which all is contained, received, capable of being made manifest, or, still more powerfully, when we live in the consciousness of universal mind with the personal mentality only as a projection, a marking board or a communicating switch on the surface. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, Towards the Supramental Time Vision, 887,
179:Often in the beginning of the action this can be done; but as one gets engrossed in the work, one forgets. How is one to remember?
   The condition to be aimed at, the real achievement of Yoga, the final perfection and attainment, for which all else is only a preparation, is a consciousness in which it is impossible to do anything without the Divine; for then, if you are without the Divine, the very source of your action disappears; knowledge, power, all are gone. But so long as you feel that the powers you use are your own, you will not miss the Divine support.
   In the beginning of the Yoga you are apt to forget the Divine very often. But by constant aspiration you increase your remembrance and you diminish the forgetfulness. But this should not be done as a severe discipline or a duty; it must be a movement of love and joy. Then very soon a stage will come when, if you do not feel the presence of the Divine at every moment and whatever you are doing, you feel at once lonely and sad and miserable.
   Whenever you find that you can do something without feeling the presence of the Divine and yet be perfectly comfortable, you must understand that you are not consecrated in that part of your being. That is the way of the ordinary humanity which does not feel any need of the Divine. But for a seeker of the Divine Life it is very different. And when you have entirely realised unity with the Divine, then, if the Divine were only for a second to withdraw from you, you would simply drop dead; for the Divine is now the Life of your life, your whole existence, your single and complete support. If the Divine is not there, nothing is left. ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1929-1931,
180:Response To A Logician :::
I bow at the feet of my teacher Marpa.
And sing this song in response to you.
Listen, pay heed to what I say,
forget your critique for a while.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

When you realize the truth of "noneffort,"
you are approaching the highest fruition.
Ignorant are those who lack this truth:
arrogant teachers inflated by learning,
scholars bewitched by mere words,
and yogis seduced by prejudice.
For though they yearn for freedom,
they find only enslavement. ~ Jetsun Milarepa,
181:See how, like lightest waves at play, the airy dancers fleet;
   And scarcely feels the floor the wings of those harmonious feet.
   Ob, are they flying shadows from their native forms set free?
   Or phantoms in the fairy ring that summer moonbeams see?
   As, by the gentle zephyr blown, some light mist flees in air,
   As skiffs that skim adown the tide, when silver waves are fair,
   So sports the docile footstep to the heave of that sweet measure,
   As music wafts the form aloft at its melodious pleasure,
   Now breaking through the woven chain of the entangled dance,
   From where the ranks the thickest press, a bolder pair advance,
   The path they leave behind them lost--wide open the path beyond,
   The way unfolds or closes up as by a magic wand.
   See now, they vanish from the gaze in wild confusion blended;
   All, in sweet chaos whirled again, that gentle world is ended!
   No!--disentangled glides the knot, the gay disorder ranges--
   The only system ruling here, a grace that ever changes.
   For ay destroyed--for ay renewed, whirls on that fair creation;
   And yet one peaceful law can still pervade in each mutation.
   And what can to the reeling maze breathe harmony and vigor,
   And give an order and repose to every gliding figure?
   That each a ruler to himself doth but himself obey,
   Yet through the hurrying course still keeps his own appointed way.
   What, would'st thou know? It is in truth the mighty power of tune,
   A power that every step obeys, as tides obey the moon;
   That threadeth with a golden clue the intricate employment,
   Curbs bounding strength to tranquil grace, and tames the wild enjoyment.
   And comes the world's wide harmony in vain upon thine ears?
   The stream of music borne aloft from yonder choral spheres?
   And feel'st thou not the measure which eternal Nature keeps?
   The whirling dance forever held in yonder azure deeps?
   The suns that wheel in varying maze?--That music thou discernest?
   No! Thou canst honor that in sport which thou forgettest in earnest.
   ~ Friedrich Schiller,
182:The capacity for visions, when it is sincere and spontaneous, can put you in touch with events which you are not capable of knowing in your outer consciousness.... There is a very interesting fact, it is that somewhere in the terrestrial mind, somewhere in the terrestrial vital, somewhere in the subtle physical, one can find an exact, perfect, automatic recording of everything that happens. It is the most formidable memory one could imagine, which misses nothing, forgets nothing, records all. And if you are able to enter into it, you can go backward, you can go forward, and in all directions, and you will have the "memory" of all things - not only of things of the past, but of things to come. For everything is recorded there.

   In the mental world, for instance, there is a domain of the physical mind which is related to physical things and keeps the memory of physical happenings upon earth. It is as though you were entering into innumerable vaults, one following another indefinitely, and these vaults are filled with small pigeon-holes, one above another, one above another, with tiny doors. Then if you want to know something and if you are conscious, you look, and you see something like a small point - a shining point; you find that this is what you wish to know and you have only to concentrate there and it opens; and when it opens, there is a sort of an unrolling of something like extremely subtle manuscripts, but if your concentration is sufficiently strong you begin to read as though from a book. And you have the whole story in all its details. There are thousands of these little holes, you know; when you go for a walk there, it is as though you were walking in infinity. And in this way you can find the exact facts about whatever you want to know. But I must tell you that what you find is never what has been reported in history - histories are always planned out; I have never come across a single "historical" fact which is like history.
   ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1950-1951, 109 [T7],
183:Many Blows are Needed:

Mother, even when one tries to think that one is powerless, there is something which believes one is powerful. So?

Ah, yes, ah yes! Ah, it is very difficult to be sincere.... That is why blows multiply and sometimes become terrible, because that's the only thing which breaks your stupidity. This is the justification of calamities. Only when you are in an acutely painful situation and indeed before something that affects you deeply, then that makes the stupidity melt away a little. But as you say, even when there is something that melts, there is still a little something which remains inside. And that is why it lasts so long... How many blows are needed in life for one to know to the very depths that one is nothing, that one can do nothing, that one does not exist, that one is nothing, that there is no entity without the divine Consciousness and the Grace. From the moment one knows it, it is over; all difficulties have gone. When one knows it integrally and there is nothing which resists... but till that moment... And it takes very long.

   Why doesn't the blow come all at once?

   Because that would kill you. For if the blow is strong enough to cure you, it would simply crush you, it would reduce you to pulp. It is only by proceeding little by little, little by little, very gradually, that you can continue to exist. Naturally this depends on the inner strength, the inner sincerity, and on the capacity for progress, for profiting by experience and, as I said a while ago, on not forgetting. If one is lucky enough not to forget, then one goes much faster. One can go very fast. And if at the same time one has that inner moral strength which, when the red-hot iron is at hand, does not extinguish it by trying to pour water over it, but instead goes to the very core of the abscess, then in this case things go very fast also. But not many people are strong enough for this. On the contrary, they very quickly do this (gesture), like this, like this, in order to hide, to hide from themselves. How many pretty little explanations one gives oneself, how many excuses one piles up for all the foolishnesses one has committed.
   ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1954,
184:outward appearances..." I did not quite understand "the egoistic state of consciousness absorbed in the outward People are occupied with outward things. That means that the consciousness is turned towards external things - that is, all the things of life which one sees, knows, does - instead of being turned inwards in order to find the deeper truth, the divine Presence. This is the first movement. You are busy with all that you do, with the people around you, the things you use; and then with life: sleeping, eating, talking, working a little, having a little fun also; and then beginning over again: sleeping, eating, etc., etc., and then it begins again. And then what this one has said, what that one has done, what one ought to do, the lesson one ought to learn, the exercise one ought to prepare; and then again whether one is keeping well, whether one is feeling fit, etc.

   This is what one usually thinks about.

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

   This is the first movement.

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

   For as long as one has not found it, there is nothing to ~ The Mother,
185:At the basis of this collaboration there is necessarily the will to change, no longer to be what one is, for things to be no longer what they are. There are several ways of reaching it, and all the methods are good when they succeed! One may be deeply disgusted with what exists and wish ardently to come out of all this and attain something else; one may - and this is a more positive way - one may feel within oneself the touch, the approach of something positively beautiful and true, and willingly drop all the rest so that nothing may burden the journey to this new beauty and truth.

   What is indispensable in every case is the ardent will for progress, the willing and joyful renunciation of all that hampers the advance: to throw far away from oneself all that prevents one from going forward, and to set out into the unknown with the ardent faith that this is the truth of tomorrow, inevitable, which must necessarily come, which nothing, nobody, no bad will, even that of Nature, can prevent from becoming a reality - perhaps of a not too distant future - a reality which is being worked out now and which those who know how to change, how not to be weighed down by old habits, will surely have the good fortune not only to see but to realise. People sleep, they forget, they take life easy - they forget, forget all the time.... But if we could remember... that we are at an exceptional hour, a unique time, that we have this immense good fortune, this invaluable privilege of being present at the birth of a new world, we could easily get rid of everything that impedes and hinders our progress.

   So, the most important thing, it seems, is to remember this fact; even when one doesn't have the tangible experience, to have the certainty of it and faith in it; to remember always, to recall it constantly, to go to sleep with this idea, to wake up with this perception; to do all that one does with this great truth as the background, as a constant support, this great truth that we are witnessing the birth of a new world.

   We can participate in it, we can become this new world. And truly, when one has such a marvellous opportunity, one should be ready to give up everything for its sake. ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1957-1958, [T1],
186:The Absolute is beyond personality and beyond impersonality, and yet it is both the Impersonal and the supreme Person and all persons. The Absolute is beyond the distinction of unity and multiplicity, and yet it is the One and the innumerable Many in all the universes. It is beyond all limitation by quality and yet it is not limited by a qualityless void but is too all infinite qualities. It is the individual soul and all souls and more of them; it is the formless Brahman and the universe. It is the cosmic and the supracosmic spirit, the supreme Lord, the supreme Self, the supreme Purusha and supreme shakti, the Ever Unborn who is endlessly born, the Infinite who is innumerably finite, the multitudinous One, the complex Simple, the many-sided Single, the Word of the Silence Ineffable, the impersonal omnipresent Person, the Mystery, translucent in highest consciousness to its own spirit, but to a lesser consciousness veiled in its own exceeding light and impenetrable for ever. These things are to the dimensional mind irreconcilable opposites, but to the constant vision and experience of the supramental Truth-Consciousness they are so simply and inevitably the intrinsic nature of each other that even to think of them as contraries is an unimaginable violence. The walls constructed by the measuring and separating Intellect have disappeared and the Truth in its simplicity and beauty appears and reduces all to terms of its harmony and unity and light. Dimensions and distinctions remain but as figures for use, not a separative prison for the self-forgetting Spirit.
2:In the ordinary Yoga of knowledge it is only necessary to recognise two planes of our consciousness, the spiritual and the materialised mental; the pure reason standing between these two views them both, cuts through the illusions of the phenomenal world, exceeds the materialised mental plane, sees the reality of the spiritual; and then the will of the individual Purusha unifying itself with this poise of knowledge rejects the lower and draws back to the supreme plane, dwells there, loses mind and body, sheds life from it and merges itself in the supreme Purusha, is delivered from individual existence. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis of Yoga, 2.01 - The Object of Knowledge,
D: What are the eight limbs of knowledge (jnana ashtanga)?
M: The eight limbs are those which have been already mentioned, viz., yama, niyama etc., but differently defined:
(1) Yama: This is controlling the aggregate of sense-organs, realizing the defects that are present in the world consisting of the body, etc.
(2) Niyama: This is maintaining a stream of mental modes that relate to the Self and rejecting the contrary modes. In other words, it means love that arises uninterruptedly for the Supreme Self.
(3) Asana: That with the help of which constant meditation on Brahman is made possible with ease is asana.
(4) Pranayama: Rechaka (exhalation) is removing the two unreal aspects of name and form from the objects constituting the world, the body etc., puraka (inhalation) is grasping the three real aspects, existence, consciousness and bliss, which are constant in those objects, and kumbhaka is retaining those aspects thus grasped.
(5) Pratyahara: This is preventing name and form which have been removed from re-entering the mind.
(6) Dharana: This is making the mind stay in the Heart, without straying outward, and realizing that one is the Self itself which is Existence-Consciousness-Bliss.
(7) Dhyana: This is meditation of the form 'I am only pure consciousness'. That is, after leaving aside the body which consists of five sheaths, one enquires 'Who am I?', and as a result of that, one stays as 'I' which shines as the Self.
(8) Samadhi: When the 'I-manifestation' also ceases, there is (subtle) direct experience. This is samadhi.
For pranayama, etc., detailed here, the disciplines such as asana, etc., mentioned in connection with yoga are not necessary.
The limbs of knowledge may be practised at all places and at all times. Of yoga and knowledge, one may follow whichever is pleasing to one, or both, according to circumstances. The great teachers say that forgetfulness is the root of all evil, and is death for those who seek release,10 so one should rest the mind in one's Self and should never forget the Self: this is the aim. If the mind is controlled, all else can be controlled. The distinction between yoga with eight limbs and knowledge with eight limbs has been set forth elaborately in the sacred texts; so only the substance of this teaching has been given here. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi, Self-Enquiry, 34,
188:Countless books on divination, astrology, medicine and other subjects
Describe ways to read signs. They do add to your learning,
But they generate new thoughts and your stable attention breaks up.
Cut down on this kind of knowledge - that's my sincere advice.

You stop arranging your usual living space,
But make everything just right for your retreat.
This makes little sense and just wastes time.
Forget all this - that's my sincere advice.

You make an effort at practice and become a good and knowledgeable person.
You may even master some particular capabilities.
But whatever you attach to will tie you up.
Be unbiased and know how to let things be - that's my sincere advice.

You may think awakened activity means to subdue skeptics
By using sorcery, directing or warding off hail or lightning, for example.
But to burn the minds of others will lead you to lower states.
Keep a low profile - that's my sincere advice.

Maybe you collect a lot of important writings,
Major texts, personal instructions, private notes, whatever.
If you haven't practiced, books won't help you when you die.
Look at the mind - that's my sincere advice.

When you focus on practice, to compare understandings and experience,
Write books or poetry, to compose songs about your experience
Are all expressions of your creativity. But they just give rise to thinking.
Keep yourself free from intellectualization - that's my sincere advice.

In these difficult times you may feel that it is helpful
To be sharp and critical with aggressive people around you.
This approach will just be a source of distress and confusion for you.
Speak calmly - that's my sincere advice.

Intending to be helpful and without personal investment,
You tell your friends what is really wrong with them.
You may have been honest but your words gnaw at their heart.
Speak pleasantly - that's my sincere advice.

You engage in discussions, defending your views and refuting others'
Thinking that you are clarifying the teachings.
But this just gives rise to emotional posturing.
Keep quiet - that's my sincere advice.

You feel that you are being loyal
By being partial to your teacher, lineage or philosophical tradition.
Boosting yourself and putting down others just causes hard feelings.
Have nothing to do with all this - that's my sincere advice.
~ Longchenpa, excerpts from 30 Pieces of Sincere Advice
189:Why do we forget things?

   Ah! I suppose there are several reasons. First, because one makes use of the memory to remember. Memory is a mental instrument and depends on the formation of the brain. Your brain is constantly growing, unless it begins to degenerate, but still its growth can continue for a very, very long time, much longer than that of the body. And in this growth, necessarily some things will take the place of others. And as the mental instrument develops, things which have served their term or the transitory moment in the development may be wiped out to give place to the result. So the result of all that you knew is there, living in itself, but the road traversed to reach it may be completely blurred. That is, a good functioning of the memory means remembering only the results so as to be able to have the elements for moving forward and a new construction. That is more important than just retaining things rigidly in the mind.
   Now, there is another aspect also. Apart from the mental memory, which is something defective, there are states of consciousness. Each state of consciousness in which one happens to be registers the phenomena of a particular moment, whatever they may be. If your consciousness remains limpid, wide and strong, you can at any moment whatsoever, by concentrating, call into the active consciousness what you did, thought, saw, observed at any time before; all this you can remember by bringing up in yourself the same state of consciousness. And that, that is never forgotten. You could live a thousand years and you would still remember it. Consequently, if you don't want to forget, it must be your consciousness which remembers and not your mental memory. Your mental memory will be wiped out inevitably, get blurred, and new things will take the place of the old ones. But things of which you are conscious you do not forget. You have only to bring up the same state of consciousness again. And thus one can remember circumstances one has lived thousands of years ago, if one knows how to bring up the same state of consciousness. It is in this way that one can remember one's past lives. This never gets blotted out, while you don't have any more the memory of what you have done physically when you were very young. You would be told many things you no longer remember. That gets wiped off immediately. For the brain is constantly changing and certain weaker cells are replaced by others which are much stronger, and by other combinations, other cerebral organisations. And so, what was there before is effaced or deformed.
   ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1954,
   When one is bored, Mother, does that mean one does not progress?

At that time, yes, certainly without a doubt; not only does one not progress, but one misses an opportunity for progressing. There was a concurrence of circumstances which seemed to you dull, boring, stupid and you were in their midst; well, if you get bored, it means that you yourself are as boring as the circumstances! And that is a clear proof that you are simply not in a state of progress. There is nothing more contrary to the very reason of existence than this passing wave of boredom. If you make a little effort within yourself at that time, if you tell yourself: "Wait a bit, what is it that I should learn? What does all that bring to me so that I may learn something? What progress should I make in overcoming myself? What is the weakness that I must overcome? What is the inertia that I must conquer?" If you say that to yourself, you will see the next minute you are no longer bored. You will immediately get interested and you will make progress! This is a commonplace of consciousness.

   And then, you know, most people when they get bored, instead of trying to rise a step higher, descend a step lower, they become still worse than what they were, and they do all the stupid things that others do, go in for all the vulgarities, all the meannesses, everything, in order to amuse themselves. They get intoxicated, take poison, ruin their health, ruin their brain, they utter crudities. They do all that because they are bored. Well, if instead of going down, one had risen up, one would have profited by the circumstances. Instead of profiting, one falls a little lower yet than where one was. When people get a big blow in their life, some misfortune (what men call "misfortune", there are people who do have misfortunes), the first thing they try to do is to forget it - as though one did not forget quickly enough! And to forget, they do anything whatsoever. When there is something painful, they want to distract themselves - what they call distraction, that is, doing stupid things, that is to say, going down in their consciousness, going down a little instead of rising up.... Has something extremely painful happened to you, something very grievous? Do not become stupefied, do not seek forgetfulness, do not go down into the inconscience; you must go to the end and find the light that is behind, the truth, the force and the joy; and for that you must be strong and refuse to slide down. But that we shall see a little later, my children, when you will be a little older. ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1953, 50,
191:How can one become conscious of Divine Love and an instrument of its expression?
   First, to become conscious of anything whatever, you must will it. And when I say "will it", I don't mean saying one day, "Oh! I would like it very much", then two days later completely forgetting it.
   To will it is a constant, sustained, concentrated aspiration, an almost exclusive occupation of the consciousness. This is the first step. There are many others: a very attentive observation, a very persistent analysis, a very keen discernment of what is pure in the movement and what is not. If you have an imaginative faculty, you may try to imagine and see if your imagination tallies with reality. There are people who believe that it is enough to wake up one day in a particular mood and say, "Ah! How I wish to be conscious of divine Love, how I wish to manifest divine Love...." Note, I don't know how many millions of times one feels within a little stirring up of human instinct and imagines that if one had at one's disposal divine Love, great things could be accomplished, and one says, "I am going to try and find divine Love and we shall see the result." This is the worst possible way. Because, before having even touched the very beginning of realisation you have spoilt the result. You must take up your search with a purity of aspiration and surrender which in themselves are already difficult to acquire. You must have worked much on yourself only to be ready to aspire to this Love. If you look at yourself very sincerely, very straight, you will see that as soon as you begin to think of Love it is always your little inner tumult which starts whirling. All that aspires in you wants certain vibrations. It is almost impossible, without being far advanced on the yogic path, to separate the vital essence, the vital vibration from your conception of Love. What I say is founded on an assiduous experience of human beings. Well, for you, in the state in which you are, as you are, if you had a contact with pure divine Love, it would seem to you colder than ice, or so far-off, so high that you would not be able to breathe; it would be like the mountain-top where you would feel frozen and find it difficult to breathe, so very far would it be from what you normally feel. Divine Love, if not clothed with a psychic or vital vibration, is difficult for a human being to perceive. One can have an impression of grace, of a grace which is something so far, so high, so pure, so impersonal that... yes, one can have the feeling of grace, but it is with difficulty that one feels Love.
   ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1950-1951,
192:Workshops, churches, and palaces were full of these fatal works of art; he had even helped with a few himself. They were deeply disappointing be­ cause they aroused the desire for the highest and did not fulfill it. They lacked the most essential thing-mystery. That was what dreams and truly great works of art had in common : mystery. Goldmund continued his thought: It is mystery I love and pursue. Several times I have seen it beginning to take shape; as an artist, I would like to capture and express it. Some day, perhaps, I'll be able to. The figure of the universal mother, the great birthgiver, for example. Unlike other fi gures, her mystery does not consist of this or that detail, of a particular voluptuousness or sparseness, coarseness or delicacy, power or gracefulness. It consists of a fusion of the greatest contrasts of the world, those that cannot otherwise be combined, that have made peace only in this figure. They live in it together: birth and death, tenderness and cruelty, life and destruction. If I only imagined this fi gure, and were she merely the play of my thoughts, it would not matter about her, I could dismiss her as a mistake and forget about heR But the universal mother is not an idea of mine; I did not think her up, I saw her! She lives inside me. I've met her again and again. She appeared to me one winter night in a village when I was asked to hold a light over the bed of a peasant woman giving birth: that's when the image came to life within me. I often lose it; for long periods it re­ mains remote; but suddenly it Hashes clear again, as it did today. The image of my own mother, whom I loved most of all, has transformed itself into this new image, and lies encased within the new one like the pit in the cherry.

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

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

   ~ Hermann Hesse, Narcissus and Goldmund,
193:The preliminary movement of Rajayoga is careful self-discipline by which good habits of mind are substituted for the lawless movements that indulge the lower nervous being. By the practice of truth, by renunciation of all forms of egoistic seeking, by abstention from injury to others, by purity, by constant meditation and inclination to the divine Purusha who is the true lord of the mental kingdom, a pure, clear state of mind and heart is established.
   This is the first step only. Afterwards, the ordinary activities of the mind and sense must be entirely quieted in order that the soul may be free to ascend to higher states of consciousness and acquire the foundation for a perfect freedom and self-mastery. But Rajayoga does not forget that the disabilities of the ordinary mind proceed largely from its subjection to the reactions of the nervous system and the body. It adopts therefore from the Hathayogic system its devices of asana and pranayama, but reduces their multiple and elaborate forms in each case to one simplest and most directly effective process sufficient for its own immediate object. Thus it gets rid of the Hathayogic complexity and cumbrousness while it utilises the swift and powerful efficacy of its methods for the control of the body and the vital functions and for the awakening of that internal dynamism, full of a latent supernormal faculty, typified in Yogic terminology by the kundalini, the coiled and sleeping serpent of Energy within. This done, the system proceeds to the perfect quieting of the restless mind and its elevation to a higher plane through concentration of mental force by the successive stages which lead to the utmost inner concentration or ingathered state of the consciousness which is called Samadhi.
   By Samadhi, in which the mind acquires the capacity of withdrawing from its limited waking activities into freer and higher states of consciousness, Rajayoga serves a double purpose. It compasses a pure mental action liberated from the confusions of the outer consciousness and passes thence to the higher supra-mental planes on which the individual soul enters into its true spiritual existence. But also it acquires the capacity of that free and concentrated energising of consciousness on its object which our philosophy asserts as the primary cosmic energy and the method of divine action upon the world. By this capacity the Yogin, already possessed of the highest supracosmic knowledge and experience in the state of trance, is able in the waking state to acquire directly whatever knowledge and exercise whatever mastery may be useful or necessary to his activities in the objective world.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, The Conditions of the Synthesis, The Systems of Yoga, 36,
194:Mother, suffering comes from ignorance and pain, but what is the nature of the suffering and pain the Divine Mother feels for her children-the Divine Mother in Savitri?

It is because she participates in their nature. She has descended upon earth to participate in their nature. Because if she did not participate in their nature, she could not lead them farther. If she remained in her supreme consciousness where there is no suffering, in her supreme knowledge and consciousness, she could not have any contact with human beings. And it is for this that she is obliged to take on the human consciousness and form, it is to be able to enter into contact with them. Only, she does not forget: she has adopted their consciousness but she remains in relation with her own real, supreme consciousness. And thus, by joining the two, she can make those who are in that other consciousness progress. But if she did not adopt their consciousness, if she did not suffer with their sorrow, she could not help them. Hers is not a suffering of ignorance: it is a suffering through identity. It is because she has accepted to have the same vibrations as they, in order to be able to enter into contact with them and pull them out of the state they are in. If she did not enter into contact with them, she would not be felt at all or no one could bear her radiance.... This has been said in all kinds of forms, in all kinds of religions, and they have spoken very often of the divine Sacrifice, but from a certain point of view it is true. It is a voluntary sacrifice, but it is true: giving up a state of perfect consciousness, perfect bliss, perfect power in order to accept the state of ignorance of the outer world so as to pull it out of that ignorance. If this state were not accepted, there would be no contact with it. No relation would be possible. And this is the reason of the incarnations. Otherwise, there would be no necessity. If the divine consciousness and divine force could work directly from the place or state of their perfection, if they could work directly on matter and transform it, there would be no need to take a body like man's. It would have been enough to act from the world of Truth with the perfect consciousness and upon consciousness. In fact that acts perhaps but so slowly that when there is this effort to make the world progress, make it go forward more rapidly, well, it is necessary to take on human nature. By taking the human body, one is obliged to take on human nature, partially. Only, instead of losing one's consciousness and losing contact with the Truth, one keeps this consciousness and this Truth, and it is by joining the two that one can create exactly this kind of alchemy of transformation. But if one did not touch matter, one could do nothing for it. ~ The Mother, Question And Answers,
195:Zarathustra, however, looked at the people and wondered. Then he spoke thus: Man is a rope stretched between animal and overman - a rope over an abyss. A dangerous crossing, a dangerous on-the-way, a dangerous looking back, a dangerous trembling and stopping. What is great in man is that he is a bridge and not a goal: what can be loved in man is that he is an over-going and a down-going. I love those who know not how to live except as down-goers, for they are the over-goers. I love the great despisers, because they are the great reverers, and arrows of longing for the other shore. I love those who do not first seek a reason beyond the stars for going down and being sacrifices, but sacrifice themselves to the earth, that the earth of the overman may some day arrive. I love him who lives in order to know, and seeks to know in order that the overman may someday live. Thus he seeks his own down-going. I love him who works and invents, that he may build a house for the overman, and prepare for him earth, animal, and plant: for thus he seeks his own down-going. I love him who loves his virtue: for virtue is the will to down-going, and an arrow of longing. I love him who reserves no drop of spirit for himself, but wants to be entirely the spirit of his virtue: thus he walks as spirit over the bridge. I love him who makes his virtue his addiction and destiny: thus, for the sake of his virtue, he is willing to live on, or live no more. I love him who does not desire too many virtues. One virtue is more of a virtue than two, because it is more of a knot for ones destiny to cling to. I love him whose soul squanders itself, who wants no thanks and gives none back: for he always gives, and desires not to preserve himself. I love him who is ashamed when the dice fall in his favor, and who then asks: Am I a dishonest player? - for he is willing to perish. I love him who scatters golden words in front of his deeds, and always does more than he promises: for he seeks his own down-going. I love him who justifies those people of the future, and redeems those of the past: for he is willing to perish by those of the present. I love him who chastens his God, because he loves his God: for he must perish by the wrath of his God. I love him whose soul is deep even in being wounded, and may perish from a small experience: thus goes he gladly over the bridge. I love him whose soul is so overfull that he forgets himself, and all things are in him: thus all things become his down-going. I love him who is of a free spirit and a free heart: thus is his head only the entrails of his heart; his heart, however, drives him to go down. I love all who are like heavy drops falling one by one out of the dark cloud that hangs over man: they herald the coming of the lightning, and perish as heralds. Behold, I am a herald of the lightning, and a heavy drop out of the cloud: the lightning, however, is called overman.
   ~ Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra,
196:3. Conditions internal and external that are most essential for meditation. There are no essential external conditions, but solitude and seculsion at the time of meditation as well as stillness of the body are helpful, sometimes almost necessary to the beginning. But one should not be bound by external conditions. Once the habit of meditation is formed, it should be made possible to do it in all circumstances, lying, sitting, walking, alone, in company, in silence or in the midst of noise etc.
   The first internal condition necessary is concentration of the will against the obstacles to meditation, i.e. wandering of the mind, forgetfulness, sleep, physical and nervous impatience and restlessness etc. If the difficulty in meditation is that thoughts of all kinds come in, that is not due to hostile forces but to the ordinary nature of the human mind. All sadhaks have this difficulty and with many it lasts for a very long time. There are several was of getting rid of it. One of them is to look at the thoughts and observe what is the nature of the human mind as they show it but not to give any sanction and to let them run down till they come to a standstill - this is a way recommended by Vivekananda in his Rajayoga. Another is to look at the thoughts as not one's own, to stand back as the witness Purusha and refuse the sanction - the thoughts are regarded as things coming from outside, from Prakriti, and they must be felt as if they were passers-by crossing the mind-space with whom one has no connection and in whom one takes no interest. In this way it usually happens that after the time the mind divides into two, a part which is the mental witness watching and perfectly undisturbed and quiet and a part in which the thoughts cross or wander. Afterwards one can proceed to silence or quiet the Prakriti part also. There is a third, an active method by which one looks to see where the thoughts come from and finds they come not from oneself, but from outside the head as it were; if one can detect them coming, then, before enter, they have to be thrown away altogether. This is perhaps the most difficult way and not all can do it, but if it can be done it is the shortest and most powerful road to silence. It is not easy to get into the Silence. That is only possible by throwing out all mental-vital activities. It is easier to let the Silence descend into you, i.e., to open yourself and let it descend. The way to do this and the way to call down the higher powers is the same. It is to remain quiet at the time of efforts to pull down the Power or the Silence but keeping only a silent will and aspiration for them. If the mind is active one has to learn to look at it, drawn back and not giving sanction from within, until its habitual or mechanical activities begin to fall quiet for want of support from within. if it is too persistent, a steady rejection without strain or struggle is the one thing to be done.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Autobiographical Notes,
197:Can it be said in justification of one's past that whatever has happened in one's life had to happen?

The Mother: Obviously, what has happened had to happen; it would not have been, if it had not been intended. Even the mistakes that we have committed and the adversities that fell upon us had to be, because there was some necessity in them, some utility for our lives. But in truth these things cannot be explained mentally and should not be. For all that happened was necessary, not for any mental reason, but to lead us to something beyond what the mind imagines. But is there any need to explain after all? The whole universe explains everything at every moment and a particular thing happens because the whole universe is what it is. But this does not mean that we are bound over to a blind acquiescence in Nature's inexorable law. You can accept the past as a settled fact and perceive the necessity in it, and still you can use the experience it gave you to build up the power consciously to guide and shape your present and your future.

Is the time also of an occurrence arranged in the Divine Plan of things?

The Mother: All depends upon the plane from which one sees and speaks. There is a plane of divine consciousness in which all is known absolutely, and the whole plan of things foreseen and predetermined. That way of seeing lives in the highest reaches of the Supramental; it is the Supreme's own vision. But when we do not possess that consciousness, it is useless to speak in terms that hold good only in that region and are not our present effective way of seeing things. For at a lower level of consciousness nothing is realised or fixed beforehand; all is in the process of making. Here there are no settled facts, there is only the play of possibilities; out of the clash of possibilities is realised the thing that has to happen. On this plane we can choose and select; we can refuse one possibility and accept another; we can follow one path, turn away from another. And that we can do, even though what is actually happening may have been foreseen and predetermined in a higher plane.

The Supreme Consciousness knows everything beforehand, because everything is realised there in her eternity. But for the sake of her play and in order to carry out actually on the physical plane what is foreordained in her own supreme self, she moves here upon earth as if she did not know the whole story; she works as if it was a new and untried thread that she was weaving. It is this apparent forgetfulness of her own foreknowledge in the higher consciousness that gives to the individual in the active life of the world his sense of freedom and independence and initiative. These things in him are her pragmatic tools or devices, and it is through this machinery that the movements and issues planned and foreseen elsewhere are realised here.

It may help you to understand if you take the example of an actor. An actor knows the whole part he has to play; he has in his mind the exact sequence of what is to happen on the stage. But when he is on the stage, he has to appear as if he did not know anything; he has to feel and act as if he were experiencing all these things for the first time, as if it was an entirely new world with all its chance events and surprises that was unrolling before his eyes. 28th April ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1929-1931,
198:But there's a reason. There's a reason. There's a reason for this, there's a reason education sucks, and it's the same reason that it will never, ever, ever be fixed. It's never gonna get any better. Don't look for it. Be happy with what you got. Because the owners of this country don't want that. I'm talking about the real owners now, the real owners, the big wealthy business interests that control things and make all the important decisions. Forget the politicians. The politicians are put there to give you the idea that you have freedom of choice. You don't. You have no choice. You have owners. They own you. They own everything. They own all the important land. They own and control the corporations. They've long since bought and paid for the senate, the congress, the state houses, the city halls, they got the judges in their back pockets and they own all the big media companies so they control just about all of the news and information you get to hear. They got you by the balls. They spend billions of dollars every year lobbying, lobbying, to get what they want. Well, we know what they want. They want more for themselves and less for everybody else, but I'll tell you what they don't want: They don't want a population of citizens capable of critical thinking. They don't want well informed, well educated people capable of critical thinking. They're not interested in that. That doesn't help them. Thats against their interests. Thats right. They don't want people who are smart enough to sit around a kitchen table to figure out how badly they're getting fucked by a system that threw them overboard 30 fucking years ago. They don't want that. You know what they want? They want obedient workers. Obedient workers. People who are just smart enough to run the machines and do the paperwork, and just dumb enough to passively accept all these increasingly shittier jobs with the lower pay, the longer hours, the reduced benefits, the end of overtime and the vanishing pension that disappears the minute you go to collect it, and now they're coming for your Social Security money. They want your retirement money. They want it back so they can give it to their criminal friends on Wall Street, and you know something? They'll get it. They'll get it all from you, sooner or later, 'cause they own this fucking place. It's a big club, and you ain't in it. You and I are not in the big club. And by the way, it's the same big club they use to beat you over the head with all day long when they tell you what to believe. All day long beating you over the head in their media telling you what to believe, what to think and what to buy. The table is tilted folks. The game is rigged, and nobody seems to notice, nobody seems to care. Good honest hard-working people -- white collar, blue collar, it doesn't matter what color shirt you have on -- good honest hard-working people continue -- these are people of modest means -- continue to elect these rich cocksuckers who don't give a fuck about them. They don't give a fuck about you. They don't give a fuck about you. They don't care about you at all -- at all -- at all. And nobody seems to notice, nobody seems to care. That's what the owners count on; the fact that Americans will probably remain willfully ignorant of the big red, white and blue dick that's being jammed up their assholes everyday. Because the owners of this country know the truth: it's called the American Dream, because you have to be asleep to believe it. ~ George Carlin,
   Sweet Mother, how can one feel the divine Presence constantly?

Why not?

   But how can one do it?

But I am asking why one should not feel it. Instead of asking the question how to feel it, I ask the question: "What do you do that you don't feel it?" There is no reason not to feel the divine Presence. Once you have felt it, even once, you should be capable of feeling it always, for it is there. It is a fact. It is only our ignorance which makes us unaware of it. But if we become conscious, why should we not always be conscious? Why forget something one has learnt? When one has had the experience, why forget it? It is simply a bad habit, that's all.
   You see, there is something which is a fact, that's to say, it is. But we are unaware of it and do not know it. But after we become conscious and know it, why should we still forget it? Does it make sense? It's quite simply because we are not convinced that once one has met the Divine one can't forget Him any more. We are, on the contrary, full of stupid ideas which say, "Oh! Yes, it's very well once like that, but the rest of the time it will be as usual." So there is no reason why it may not begin again.
   But if we know that... we did not know something, we were ignorant, then the moment we have the knowledge... I am sincerely asking how one can manage to forget. One might not know something, that is a fact; there are countless things one doesn't know. But the moment one knows them, the minute one has the experience, how can one manage to forget? Within yourself you have the divine Presence, you know nothing about it - for all kinds of reasons, but still the chief reason is that you are in a state of ignorance. Yet suddenly, by a clicking of circumstances, you become conscious of this divine Presence, that is, you are before a fact - it is not imagination, it is a fact, it's something which exists. Then how do you manage to forget it once you have known it?
   It is because something in us, through cowardice or defeatism, accepts this. If one did not accept it, it wouldn't happen.
   Even when everything seems to be suddenly darkened, the flame and the Light are always there. And if one doesn't forget them, one has only to put in front of them the part which is dark; there will perhaps be a battle, there will perhaps be a little difficulty, but it will be something quite transitory; never will you lose your footing. That is why it is said - and it is something true - that to sin through ignorance may have fatal consequences, because when one makes mistakes, well, these mistakes have results, that's obvious, and usually external and material results; but that's no great harm, I have already told you this several times. But when one knows what is true, when one has seen and had the experience of the Truth, to accept the sin again, that is, fall back again into ignorance and obscurity - this is indeed an infinitely more serious mistake. It begins to belong to the domain of ill-will. In any case, it is a sign of slackness and weakness. It means that the will is weak.
   So your question is put the other way round. Instead of asking yourself how to keep it, you must ask yourself: how does one not keep it? Not having it, is a state which everybody is in before the moment of knowing; not knowing - one is in that state before knowing. But once one knows one cannot forget. And if one forgets, it means that there is something which consents to the forgetting, it means there is an assent somewhere; otherwise one would not forget.
   ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1955, 403,405,406,
   THE Magical Will is in its essence twofold, for it presupposes a beginning and an end; to will to be a thing is to admit that you are not that thing.
   Hence to will anything but the supreme thing, is to wander still further from it - any will but that to give up the self to the Beloved is Black Magick - yet this surrender is so simple an act that to our complex minds it is the most difficult of all acts; and hence training is necessary. Further, the Self surrendered must not be less than the All-Self; one must not come before the altar of the Most High with an impure or an imperfect offering. As it is written in Liber LXV, "To await Thee is the end, not the beginning."
   This training may lead through all sorts of complications, varying according to the nature of the student, and hence it may be necessary for him at any moment to will all sorts of things which to others might seem unconnected with the goal. Thus it is not "a priori" obvious why a billiard player should need a file.
   Since, then, we may want "anything," let us see to it that our will is strong enough to obtain anything we want without loss of time.
   It is therefore necessary to develop the will to its highest point, even though the last task but one is the total surrender of this will. Partial surrender of an imperfect will is of no account in Magick.
   The will being a lever, a fulcrum is necessary; this fulcrum is the main aspiration of the student to attain. All wills which are not dependent upon this principal will are so many leakages; they are like fat to the athlete.
   The majority of the people in this world are ataxic; they cannot coordinate their mental muscles to make a purposed movement. They have no real will, only a set of wishes, many of which contradict others. The victim wobbles from one to the other (and it is no less wobbling because the movements may occasionally be very violent) and at the end of life the movements cancel each other out. Nothing has been achieved; except the one thing of which the victim is not conscious: the destruction of his own character, the confirming of indecision. Such an one is torn limb from limb by Choronzon.
   How then is the will to be trained? All these wishes, whims, caprices, inclinations, tendencies, appetites, must be detected, examined, judged by the standard of whether they help or hinder the main purpose, and treated accordingly.
   Vigilance and courage are obviously required. I was about to add self-denial, in deference to conventional speech; but how could I call that self-denial which is merely denial of those things which hamper the self? It is not suicide to kill the germs of malaria in one's blood.
   Now there are very great difficulties to be overcome in the training of the mind. Perhaps the greatest is forgetfulness, which is probably the worst form of what the Buddhists call ignorance. Special practices for training the memory may be of some use as a preliminary for persons whose memory is naturally poor. In any case the Magical Record prescribed for Probationers of the A.'.A.'. is useful and necessary.
   Above all the practices of Liber III must be done again and again, for these practices develop not only vigilance but those inhibiting centres in the brain which are, according to some psychologists, the mainspring of the mechanism by which civilized man has raised himself above the savage.
   So far it has been spoken, as it were, in the negative. Aaron's rod has become a serpent, and swallowed the serpents of the other Magicians; it is now necessary to turn it once more into a rod.
   ~ Aleister Crowley, Liber ABA, Book 4, The Wand,
   "The beings who were always appearing and speaking to Jeanne d'Arc would, if seen by an Indian, have quite a different appearance; for when one sees, one projects the forms of one's mind.... You have the vision of one in India whom you call the Divine Mother; the Catholics say it is the Virgin Mary, and the Japanese call it Kwannon, the Goddess of Mercy; and others would give other names. It is the same force, the same power, but the images made of it are different in different faiths." Questions and Answers 1929 - 1931 (21 April 1929)

And then? You are not very talkative today! Is that all?

   You say that "each person has his own world of dreamimagery peculiar to himself." Ibid.

Each individual has his own way of expressing, thinking, speaking, feeling, understanding. It is the combination of all these ways of being that makes the individual. That is why everyone can understand only according to his own nature. As long as you are shut up in your own nature, you can know only what is in your consciousness. All depends upon the height of the nature of your consciousness. Your world is limited to what you have in your consciousness. If you have a very small consciousness, you will understand only a few things. When your consciousness is very vast, universal, only then will you understand the world. If the consciousness is limited to your little ego, all the rest will escape you.... There are people whose brain and consciousness are smaller than a walnut. You know that a walnut resembles the brain; well these people look at things and don't understand them. They can understand nothing else except what is in direct contact with their senses. For them only what they taste, what they see, hear, touch has a reality, and all the rest simply does not exist, and they accuse us of speaking fancifully! "What I cannot touch does not exist", they say. But the only answer to give them is: "It does not exist for you, but there's no reason why it shouldn't exist for others." You must not insist with these people, and you must not forget that the smaller they are the greater is the audacity in their assertions.

   One's cocksureness is in proportion to one's unconsciousness; the more unconscious one is, the more is one sure of oneself. The most foolish are always the most vain. Your stupidity is in proportion to your vanity. The more one knows... In fact, there is a time when one is quite convinced that one knows nothing at all. There's not a moment in the world which does not bring something new, for the world is perpetually growing. If one is conscious of that, one has always something new to learn. But one can become conscious of it only gradually. One's conviction that one knows is in direct proportion to one's ignorance and stupidity.

   Mother, have the scientists, then, a very small consciousness?

Why? All scientists are not like that. If you meet a true scientist who has worked hard, he will tell you: "We know nothing. What we know today is nothing beside what we shall know tomorrow. This year's discoveries will be left behind next year." A real scientist knows very well that there are many more things he doesn't know than those he knows. And this is true of all branches of human activity. I have never met a scientist worthy of the name who was proud. I have never met a man of some worth who has told me: "I know everything." Those I have seen have always confessed: "In short, I know nothing." After having spoken of all that he has done, all that he has achieved, he tells you very quietly: "After all, I know nothing." ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1953, [T8],
202:Sweet Mother, how can we make our resolution very firm?

   By wanting it to be very firm! (Laughter)

   No, this seems like a joke... but it is absolutely true. One does not want it truly. There is always, if you... It is a lack of sincerity. If you look sincerely, you will see that you have decided that it will be like this, and then, beneath there is something which has not decided at all and is waiting for the second of hesitation in order to rush forward. If you are sincere, if you are sincere and get hold of the part which is hiding, waiting, not showing itself, which knows that there will come a second of indecision when it can rush out and make you do the thing you have decided not to do...

   [] But if you really want it, nothing in the world can prevent you from doing what you want. It is because one doesn't know how to will it. It is because one is divided in one's will. If you are not divided in your will, I say that nothing, nobody in the world can make you change your will.

   But one doesn't know how to will it. In fact one doesn't even want to. These are velleities: "Well, it is like this.... It would be good if it were like that... yes, it would be better if it were like that... yes, it would be preferable if it were like that." But this is not to will. And always there at the back, hidden somewhere in a corner of the brain, is something which is looking on and saying, "Oh, why should I want that? After all one can as well want the opposite." And to try, you see... Not like that, just wait... But one can always find a thousand excuses to do the opposite. And ah, just a tiny little wavering is enough... pftt... the thing swoops down and there it is. But if one wills, if one really knows that this is the thing, and truly wants this, and if one is oneself entirely concentrated in the will, I say that there is nothing in the world that can prevent one from doing it, from doing it or being obliged to do it. It depends on what it is.

   One wants. Yes, one wants, like this (gestures). One wants: "Yes, yes, it would be better if it were like that. Yes, it would be finer also, more elegant."... But, eh, eh, after all one is a weak creature, isn't that so? And then one can always put the blame upon something else: "It is the influence coming from outside, it is all kinds of circumstances."

   A breath has passed, you see. You don't know... something... a moment of unconsciousness... "Oh, I was not conscious." You are not conscious because you do not accept... And all this because you don't know how to will.

   [] To learn how to will is a very important thing. And to will truly, you must unify your being. In fact, to be a being, one must first unify oneself. If one is pulled by absolutely opposite tendencies, if one spends three-fourths of one's life without being conscious of oneself and the reasons why one does things, is one a real being? One does not exist. One is a mass of influences, movements, forces, actions, reactions, but one is not a being. One begins to become a being when one begins to have a will. And one can't have a will unless one is unified.

   And when you have a will, you will be able to say, say to the Divine: "I want what You want." But not before that. Because in order to want what the Divine wants, you must have a will, otherwise you can will nothing at all. You would like to. You would like it very much. You would very much like to want what the Divine wants to do. You don't possess a will to give to Him and to put at His service. Something like that, gelatinous, like jelly-fish... there... a mass of good wills - and I am considering the better side of things and forgetting the bad wills - a mass of good wills, half-conscious and fluctuating....

   Ah, that's all, my children. That's enough for today. There we are.

   Only, put this into practice; just a little of what I have said, not all, eh, just a very little. There.

   ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1954,
   What is the exact way of feeling that we belong to the Divine and that the Divine is acting in us?

You must not feel with your head (because you may think so, but that's something vague); you must feel with your sense-feeling. Naturally one begins by wanting it with the mind, because that is the first thing that understands. And then one has an aspiration here (pointing to the heart), with a flame which pushes you to realise it. But if you want it to be truly the thing, well, you must feel it.

   You are doing something, suppose, for example, you are doing exercises, weight-lifting. Now suddenly without your knowing how it happened, suddenly you have the feeling that there is a force infinitely greater than you, greater, more powerful, a force that does the lifting for you. Your body becomes something almost non-existent and there is this Something that lifts. And then you will see; when that happens to you, you will no longer ask how it should be done, you will know. That does happen.

   It depends upon people, depends upon what dominates in their being. Those who think have suddenly the feeling that it is no longer they who think, that there is something which knows much better, sees much more clearly, which is infinitely more luminous, more conscious in them, which organises the thoughts and words; and then they write. But if the experience is complete, it is even no longer they who write, it is that same Thing that takes hold of their hand and makes it write. Well, one knows at that moment that the little physical person is just a tiny insignificant tool trying to remain as quiet as possible in order not to disturb the experience.

   Yes, at no cost must the experience be disturbed. If suddenly you say: "Oh, look, how strange it is!"...

   How can we reach that state?

Aspire for it, want it. Try to be less and less selfish, but not in the sense of becoming nice to other people or forgetting yourself, not that: have less and less the feeling that you are a person, a separate entity, something existing in itself, isolated from the rest.

   And then, above all, above all, it is that inner flame, that aspiration, that need for the light. It is a kind of - how to put it? - luminous enthusiasm that seizes you. It is an irresistible need to melt away, to give oneself, to exist only in the Divine.

   At that moment you have the experience of your aspiration.

   But that moment should be absolutely sincere and as integral as possible; and all this must occur not only in the head, not only here, but must take place everywhere, in all the cells of the body. The consciousness integrally must have this irresistible need.... The thing lasts for some time, then diminishes, gets extinguished. You cannot keep these things for very long. But then it so happens that a moment later or the next day or some time later, suddenly you have the opposite experience. Instead of feeling this ascent, and all that, this is no longer there and you have the feeling of the Descent, the Answer. And nothing but the Answer exists. Nothing but the divine thought, the divine will, the divine energy, the divine action exists any longer. And you too, you are no longer there.

   That is to say, it is the answer to our aspiration. It may happen immediately afterwards - that is very rare but may happen. If you have both simultaneously, then the state is perfect; usually they alternate; they alternate more and more closely until the moment there is a total fusion. Then there is no more distinction. I heard a Sufi mystic, who was besides a great musician, an Indian, saying that for the Sufis there was a state higher than that of adoration and surrender to the Divine, than that of devotion, that this was not the last stage; the last stage of the progress is when there is no longer any distinction; you have no longer this kind of adoration or surrender or consecration; it is a very simple state in which one makes no distinction between the Divine and oneself. They know this. It is even written in their books. It is a commonly known condition in which everything becomes quite simple. There is no longer any difference. There is no longer that kind of ecstatic surrender to "Something" which is beyond you in every way, which you do not understand, which is merely the result of your aspiration, your devotion. There is no difference any longer. When the union is perfect, there is no longer any difference.

   Is this the end of self-progress?

There is never any end to progress - never any end, you can never put a full stop there. ~ The Mother,
   In the lower planes can't one say what will happen at a particular moment?

That depends. On certain planes there are consciousnesses that form, that make formations and try to send them down to earth and manifest them. These are planes where the great forces are at play, forces struggling with each other to organise things in one way or another. On these planes all the possibilities are there, all the possibilities that present themselves but have not yet come to a decision as to which will come down.... Suppose a plane full of the imaginations of people who want certain things to be realised upon earth - they invent a novel, narrate stories, produce all kinds of phenomena; it amuses them very much. It is a plane of form-makers and they are there imagining all kinds of circumstances and events; they play with the forces; they are like the authors of a drama and they prepare everything there and see what is going to happen. All these formations are facing each other; and it is those which are the strongest, the most successful or the most persistent or those that have the advantage of a favourable set of circumstances which dominate. They meet and out of the conflict yet another thing results: you lose one thing and take up another, you make a new combination; and then all of a sudden, you find, pluff! it is coming down. Now, if it comes down with a sufficient force, it sets moving the earth atmosphere and things combine; as for instance, when with your fist you thump the saw-dust, you know surely what happens, don't you? You lift your hand, give a formidable blow: all the dust gets organised around your fist. Well, it is like that. These formations come down into matter with that force, and everything organises itself automatically, mechanically as around the striking fist. And there's your wished object about to be realised, sometimes with small deformations because of the resistance, but it will be realised finally, even as the person narrating the story up above wanted it more or less to be realised. If then you are for some reason or other in the secret of the person who has constructed the story and if you follow the way in which he creates his path to reach down to the earth and if you see how a blow with the fist acts on earthly matter, then you are able to tell what is going to happen, because you have seen it in the world above, and as it takes some time to make the whole journey, you see in advance. And the higher you rise, the more you foresee in advance what is going to happen. And if you pass far beyond, go still farther, then everything is possible.
   It is an unfolding that follows a wide road which is for you unknowable; for all will be unfolded in the universe, but in what order and in what way? There are decisions that are taken up there which escape our ordinary consciousness, and so it is very difficult to foresee. But there also, if you enter consciously and if you can be present up there... How shall I explain that to you? All is there, absolute, static, eternal: but all that will be unfolded in the material world, naturally more or less one thing after another; for in the static existence all can be there, but in the becoming all becomes in time, that is, one thing after another. Well, what path will the unfolding follow? Up there is the domain of absolute freedom.... Who says that a sufficiently sincere aspiration, a sufficiently intense prayer is not capable of changing the path of the unfolding?
   This means that all is possible.
   Now, one must have a sufficient aspiration and a prayer that's sufficiently intense. But that has been given to human nature. It is one of the marvellous gifts of grace given to human nature; only, one does not know how to make use of it. This comes to saying that in spite of the most absolute determinisms in the horizontal line, if one knows how to cross all these horizontal lines and reach the highest Point of consciousness, one is able to make things change, things apparently absolutely determined. So you may call it by any name you like, but it is a kind of combination of an absolute determinism with an absolute freedom. You may pull yourself out of it in any way you like, but it is like that.
   I forgot to say in that book (perhaps I did not forget but just felt that it was useless to say it) that all these theories are only theories, that is, mental conceptions which are merely more or less imaged representations of the reality; but it is not the reality at all. When you say "determinism" and when you say "freedom", you say only words and all that is only a very incomplete, very approximate and very weak description of what is in reality within you, around you and everywhere; and to be able to begin to understand what the universe is, you must come out of your mental formulas, otherwise you will never understand anything.
   To tell the truth, if you live only a moment, just a tiny moment, of this absolutely sincere aspiration or this sufficiently intense prayer, you will know more things than by meditating for hours.

~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1953,

THE EDUCATION of a human being should begin at birth and continue throughout his life.

   Indeed, if we want this education to have its maximum result, it should begin even before birth; in this case it is the mother herself who proceeds with this education by means of a twofold action: first, upon herself for her own improvement, and secondly, upon the child whom she is forming physically. For it is certain that the nature of the child to be born depends very much upon the mother who forms it, upon her aspiration and will as well as upon the material surroundings in which she lives. To see that her thoughts are always beautiful and pure, her feelings always noble and fine, her material surroundings as harmonious as possible and full of a great simplicity - this is the part of education which should apply to the mother herself. And if she has in addition a conscious and definite will to form the child according to the highest ideal she can conceive, then the very best conditions will be realised so that the child can come into the world with his utmost potentialities. How many difficult efforts and useless complications would be avoided in this way!

   Education to be complete must have five principal aspects corresponding to the five principal activities of the human being: the physical, the vital, the mental, the psychic and the spiritual. Usually, these phases of education follow chronologically the growth of the individual; this, however, does not mean that one of them should replace another, but that all must continue, completing one another until the end of his life.

   We propose to study these five aspects of education one by one and also their interrelationships. But before we enter into the details of the subject, I wish to make a recommendation to parents. Most parents, for various reasons, give very little thought to the true education which should be imparted to children. When they have brought a child into the world, provided him with food, satisfied his various material needs and looked after his health more or less carefully, they think they have fully discharged their duty. Later on, they will send him to school and hand over to the teachers the responsibility for his education.

   There are other parents who know that their children must be educated and who try to do what they can. But very few, even among those who are most serious and sincere, know that the first thing to do, in order to be able to educate a child, is to educate oneself, to become conscious and master of oneself so that one never sets a bad example to one's child. For it is above all through example that education becomes effective. To speak good words and to give wise advice to a child has very little effect if one does not oneself give him an example of what one teaches. Sincerity, honesty, straightforwardness, courage, disinterestedness, unselfishness, patience, endurance, perseverance, peace, calm, self-control are all things that are taught infinitely better by example than by beautiful speeches. Parents, have a high ideal and always act in accordance with it and you will see that little by little your child will reflect this ideal in himself and spontaneously manifest the qualities you would like to see expressed in his nature. Quite naturally a child has respect and admiration for his parents; unless they are quite unworthy, they will always appear to their child as demigods whom he will try to imitate as best he can.

   With very few exceptions, parents are not aware of the disastrous influence that their own defects, impulses, weaknesses and lack of self-control have on their children. If you wish to be respected by a child, have respect for yourself and be worthy of respect at every moment. Never be authoritarian, despotic, impatient or ill-tempered. When your child asks you a question, do not give him a stupid or silly answer under the pretext that he cannot understand you. You can always make yourself understood if you take enough trouble; and in spite of the popular saying that it is not always good to tell the truth, I affirm that it is always good to tell the truth, but that the art consists in telling it in such a way as to make it accessible to the mind of the hearer. In early life, until he is twelve or fourteen, the child's mind is hardly open to abstract notions and general ideas. And yet you can train it to understand these things by using concrete images, symbols or parables. Up to quite an advanced age and for some who mentally always remain children, a narrative, a story, a tale well told teach much more than any number of theoretical explanations.

   Another pitfall to avoid: do not scold your child without good reason and only when it is quite indispensable. A child who is too often scolded gets hardened to rebuke and no longer attaches much importance to words or severity of tone. And above all, take good care never to scold him for a fault which you yourself commit. Children are very keen and clear-sighted observers; they soon find out your weaknesses and note them without pity.

   When a child has done something wrong, see that he confesses it to you spontaneously and frankly; and when he has confessed, with kindness and affection make him understand what was wrong in his movement so that he will not repeat it, but never scold him; a fault confessed must always be forgiven. You should not allow any fear to come between you and your child; fear is a pernicious means of education: it invariably gives birth to deceit and lying. Only a discerning affection that is firm yet gentle and an adequate practical knowledge will create the bonds of trust that are indispensable for you to be able to educate your child effectively. And do not forget that you have to control yourself constantly in order to be equal to your task and truly fulfil the duty which you owe your child by the mere fact of having brought him into the world.

   Bulletin, February 1951

   ~ The Mother, On Education,
206:Attention on Hypnagogic Imagery The most common strategy for inducing WILDs is to fall asleep while focusing on the hypnagogic imagery that accompanies sleep onset. Initially, you are likely to see relatively simple images, flashes of light, geometric patterns, and the like.

Gradually more complicated forms appear: faces, people, and finally entire scenes. 6

The following account of what the Russian philosopher P. D. Ouspensky called "half-dream states" provides a vivid example of what hypnagogic imagery can be like:

I am falling asleep. Golden dots, sparks and tiny stars appear and disappear before my eyes. These sparks and stars gradually merge into a golden net with diagonal meshes which moves slowly and regularly in rhythm with the beating of my heart, which I feel quite distinctly. The next moment the golden net is transformed into rows of brass helmets belonging to Roman soldiers marching along the street below. I hear their measured tread and watch them from the window of a high house in Galata, in Constantinople, in a narrow lane, one end of which leads to the old wharf and the Golden Horn with its ships and steamers and the minarets of Stamboul behind them. I hear their heavy measured tread, and see the sun shining on their helmets. Then suddenly I detach myself from the window sill on which I am lying, and in the same reclining position fly slowly over the lane, over the houses, and then over the Golden Horn in the direction of Stamboul. I smell the sea, feel the wind, the warm sun. This flying gives me a wonderfully pleasant sensation, and I cannot help opening my eyes. 7

Ouspensky's half-dream states developed out of a habit of observing the contents of his mind while falling asleep or in half-sleep after awakening from a dream. He notes that they were much easier to observe in the morning after awakening than before sleep at the beginning of the night and did not occur at all "without definite efforts." 8

Dr. Nathan Rapport, an American psychiatrist, cultivated an approach to lucid dreaming very similar to Ouspensky's: "While in bed awaiting sleep, the experimenter interrupts his thoughts every few minutes with an effort to recall the mental item vanishing before each intrusion that inquisitive attention." 9 This habit is continued sleep itself, with results like the following:

Brilliant lights flashed, and a myriad of sparkles twinkled from a magnificent cut glass chandelier. Interesting as any stage extravaganza were the many quaintly detailed figurines upon a mantel against the distant, paneled wall adorned in rococo.

At the right a merry group of beauties and gallants in the most elegant attire of Victorian England idled away a pleasant occasion. This scene continued for [a] period of I was not aware, before I discovered that it was not reality, but a mental picture and that I was viewing it. Instantly it became an incommunicably beautiful vision. It was with the greatest stealth that my vaguely awakened mind began to peep: for I knew that these glorious shows end abruptly because of such intrusions.

I thought, "Have I here one of those mind pictures that are without motion?" As if in reply, one of the young ladies gracefully waltzed about the room. She returned to the group and immobility, with a smile lighting her pretty face, which was turned over her shoulder toward me. The entire color scheme was unobtrusive despite the kaleidoscopic sparkles of the chandelier, the exquisite blues and creamy pinks of the rich settings and costumes. I felt that only my interest in dreams brought my notice to the tints - delicate, yet all alive as if with inner illumination. 10

Hypnagogic Imagery Technique

1. Relax completely

While lying in bed, gently close your eyes and relax your head, neck, back, arms, and legs. Completely let go of all muscular and mental tension, and breathe slowly and restfully. Enjoy the feeling of relaxation and let go of your thoughts, worries, and concerns. If you have just awakened from sleep, you are probably sufficiently relaxed.

Otherwise, you may use either the progressive relaxation exercise (page 33) or the 61-point relaxation exercise (page 34) to relax more deeply. Let everything wind down,

slower and slower, more and more relaxed, until your mind becomes as serene as the calmest sea.

2. Observe the visual images

Gently focus your attention on the visual images that will gradually appear before your mind's eye. Watch how the images begin and end. Try to observe the images as delicately as possible, allowing them to be passively reflected in your mind as they unfold. Do not attempt to hold onto the images, but instead just watch without attachment or desire for action. While doing this, try to take the perspective of a detached observer as much as possible. At first you will see a sequence of disconnected, fleeting patterns and images. The images will gradually develop into scenes that become more and more complex, finally joining into extended sequences.

3. Enter the dream

When the imagery becomes a moving, vivid scenario, you should allow yourself to be passively drawn into the dream world. Do not try to actively enter the dream scene,

but instead continue to take a detached interest in the imagery. Let your involvement with what is happening draw you into the dream. But be careful of too much involvement and too little attention. Don't forget that you are dreaming now!


Probably the most difficult part of this technique to master is entering the dream at Step 3. The challenge is to develop a delicate vigilance, an unobtrusive observer perspective, from which you let yourself be drawn into the dream. As Paul Tholey has emphasized, "It is not desirable to want actively to enter into the scenery,

since such an intention as a rule causes the scenery to disappear." 11 A passive volition similar to that described in the section on autosuggestion in the previous chapter is required: in Tholey's words, "Instead of actively wanting to enter into the scenery, the subject should attempt to let himself be carried into it passively." 12 A Tibetan teacher advises a similar frame of mind: "While delicately observing the mind, lead it gently into the dream state, as though you were leading a child by the hand." 13

Another risk is that, once you have entered into the dream, the world can seem so realistic that it is easy to lose lucidity, as happened in the beginning of Rapport's WILD described above. As insurance in case this happens, Tholey recommends that you resolve to carry out a particular action in the dream, so that if you momentarily lose lucidity, you may remember your intention to carry out the action and thereby regain lucidity.
~ Stephen LaBerge, Exploring the World of Lucid Dreaming,
   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?,
208:Chapter 18 - Trapped in a Dream

(A guy is playing a pinball machine, seemingly the same guy who rode with him in the back of the boat car. This part is played by Richard Linklater, aka, the director.)

Hey, man.


Weren't you in a boat car? You know, the guy, the guy with the hat? He gave me a ride in his car, or boat thing, and you were in the back seat with me?

I mean, I'm not saying that you don't know what you're talking about, but I don't know what you're talking about.

No, you see, you guys let me off at this really specific spot that you gave him directions to let me off at, I get out, and end up getting hit by a car, but then, I just woke up because I was dreaming, and later than that, I found out that I was still dreaming, dreaming that I'd woken up.

Oh yeah, those are called false awakenings. I used to have those all the time.

Yeah, but I'm still in it now. I, I can't get out of it. It's been going on forever, I keep waking up, but, but I'm just waking up into another dream. I'm starting to get creeped out, too. Like I'm talking to dead people. This woman on TV's telling me about how death is this dreamtime that exists outside of life. I mean, (desperate sigh) I'm starting to think that I'm dead.

I'm gonna tell you about a dream I once had. I know that's, when someone says that, then usually you're in for a very boring next few minutes, and you might be, but it sounds like, you know, what else are you going to do, right? Anyway, I read this essay by Philip K. Dick.

What, you read it in your dream?

No, no. I read it before the dream. It was the preamble to the dream. It was about that book, um Flow My Tears the Policeman Said. You know that one?

Uh, yeah yeah, he won an award for that one.

Right, right. That's the one he wrote really fast. It just like flowed right out of him. He felt he was sort of channeling it, or something. But anyway, about four years after it was published, he was at this party, and he met this woman who had the same name as the woman character in the book. And she had a boyfriend with the same name as the boyfriend character in the book, and she was having an affair with this guy, the chief of police, and he had the same name as the chief of police in his book. So she's telling him all of this stuff from her life, and everything she's saying is right out of his book. So that's totally freaking him out, but, what can he do?

And then shortly after that, he was going to mail a letter, and he saw this kind of, um, you know, dangerous, shady looking guy standing by his car, but instead of avoiding him, which he says he would have usually done, he just walked right up to him and said, "Can I help you?" And the guy said, "Yeah. I, I ran out of gas." So he pulls out his wallet, and he hands him some money, which he says he never would have done, and then he gets home and thinks, wait a second, this guy, you know, he can't get to a gas station, he's out of gas. So he gets back in his car, he goes and finds the guy, takes him to the gas station, and as he's pulling up at the gas station, he realizes, "Hey, this is in my book too. This exact station, this exact guy. Everything."

So this whole episode is kind of creepy, right? And he's telling his priest about it, you know, describing how he wrote this book, and then four years later all these things happened to him. And as he's telling it to him, the priest says, "That's the Book of Acts. You're describing the Book of Acts." And he's like, "I've never read the Book of Acts." So he, you know, goes home and reads the Book of Acts, and it's like uncanny. Even the characters' names are the same as in the Bible. And the Book of Acts takes place in 50 A.D., when it was written, supposedly. So Philip K. Dick had this theory that time was an illusion and that we were all actually in 50 A.D., and the reason he had written this book was that he had somehow momentarily punctured through this illusion, this veil of time, and what he had seen there was what was going on in the Book of Acts.

And he was really into Gnosticism, and this idea that this demiurge, or demon, had created this illusion of time to make us forget that Christ was about to return, and the kingdom of God was about to arrive. And that we're all in 50 A.D., and there's someone trying to make us forget that God is imminent. And that's what time is. That's what all of history is. It's just this kind of continuous, you know, daydream, or distraction.

And so I read that, and I was like, well that's weird. And than that night I had a dream and there was this guy in the dream who was supposed to be a psychic. But I was skeptical. I was like, you know, he's not really a psychic, you know I'm thinking to myself. And then suddenly I start floating, like levitating, up to the ceiling. And as I almost go through the roof, I'm like, "Okay, Mr. Psychic. I believe you. You're a psychic. Put me down please." And I float down, and as my feet touch the ground, the psychic turns into this woman in a green dress. And this woman is Lady Gregory.

Now Lady Gregory was Yeats' patron, this, you know, Irish person. And though I'd never seen her image, I was just sure that this was the face of Lady Gregory. So we're walking along, and Lady Gregory turns to me and says, "Let me explain to you the nature of the universe. Now Philip K. Dick is right about time, but he's wrong that it's 50 A.D. Actually, there's only one instant, and it's right now, and it's eternity. And it's an instant in which God is posing a question, and that question is basically, 'Do you want to, you know, be one with eternity? Do you want to be in heaven?' And we're all saying, 'No thank you. Not just yet.' And so time is actually just this constant saying 'No' to God's invitation. I mean that's what time is. I mean, and it's no more 50 A.D. than it's two thousand and one. And there's just this one instant, and that's what we're always in."

And then she tells me that actually this is the narrative of everyone's life. That, you know, behind the phenomenal difference, there is but one story, and that's the story of moving from the "no" to the "yes." All of life is like, "No thank you. No thank you. No thank you." then ultimately it's, "Yes, I give in. Yes, I accept. Yes, I embrace." I mean, that's the journey. I mean, everyone gets to the "yes" in the end, right?


So we continue walking, and my dog runs over to me. And so I'm petting him, really happy to see him, you know, he's been dead for years. So I'm petting him and I realize there's this kind of gross oozing stuff coming out of his stomach. And I look over at Lady Gregory, and she sort of coughs. She's like [cough] [cough] "Oh, excuse me." And there's vomit, like dribbling down her chin, and it smells really bad. And I think, "Well, wait a second, that's not just the smell of vomit," which is, doesn't smell very good, "that's the smell of like dead person vomit." You know, so it's like doubly foul. And then I realize I'm actually in the land of the dead, and everyone around me is dead. My dog had been dead for over ten years, Lady Gregory had been dead a lot longer than that. When I finally woke up, I was like, whoa, that wasn't a dream, that was a visitation to this real place, the land of the dead.

So what happened? I mean how did you finally get out of it?

Oh man. It was just like one of those like life altering experiences. I mean I could never really look at the world the same way again, after that.

Yeah, but I mean like how did you, how did you finally get out of the dream? See, that's my problem. I'm like trapped. I keep, I keep thinking that I'm waking up, but I'm still in a dream. It seems like it's going on forever. I can't get out of it, and I want to wake up for real. How do you really wake up?

I don't know, I don't know. I'm not very good at that anymore. But, um, if that's what you're thinking, I mean you, you probably should. I mean, you know if you can wake up, you should, because you know someday, you know, you won't be able to. So just, um ... But it's easy. You know. Just, just wake up. ~ Waking Life,
209:[The Gods and Their Worlds]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

   ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother III, 355
210:The Science of Living

To know oneself and to control oneself

AN AIMLESS life is always a miserable life.

Every one of you should have an aim. But do not forget that on the quality of your aim will depend the quality of your life.

   Your aim should be high and wide, generous and disinterested; this will make your life precious to yourself and to others.

   But whatever your ideal, it cannot be perfectly realised unless you have realised perfection in yourself.

   To work for your perfection, the first step is to become conscious of yourself, of the different parts of your being and their respective activities. You must learn to distinguish these different parts one from another, so that you may become clearly aware of the origin of the movements that occur in you, the many impulses, reactions and conflicting wills that drive you to action. It is an assiduous study which demands much perseverance and sincerity. For man's nature, especially his mental nature, has a spontaneous tendency to give a favourable explanation for everything he thinks, feels, says and does. It is only by observing these movements with great care, by bringing them, as it were, before the tribunal of our highest ideal, with a sincere will to submit to its judgment, that we can hope to form in ourselves a discernment that never errs. For if we truly want to progress and acquire the capacity of knowing the truth of our being, that is to say, what we are truly created for, what we can call our mission upon earth, then we must, in a very regular and constant manner, reject from us or eliminate in us whatever contradicts the truth of our existence, whatever is opposed to it. In this way, little by little, all the parts, all the elements of our being can be organised into a homogeneous whole around our psychic centre. This work of unification requires much time to be brought to some degree of perfection. Therefore, in order to accomplish it, we must arm ourselves with patience and endurance, with a determination to prolong our life as long as necessary for the success of our endeavour.

   As you pursue this labour of purification and unification, you must at the same time take great care to perfect the external and instrumental part of your being. When the higher truth manifests, it must find in you a mind that is supple and rich enough to be able to give the idea that seeks to express itself a form of thought which preserves its force and clarity. This thought, again, when it seeks to clothe itself in words, must find in you a sufficient power of expression so that the words reveal the thought and do not deform it. And the formula in which you embody the truth should be manifested in all your feelings, all your acts of will, all your actions, in all the movements of your being. Finally, these movements themselves should, by constant effort, attain their highest perfection.

   All this can be realised by means of a fourfold discipline, the general outline of which is given here. The four aspects of the discipline do not exclude each other, and can be followed at the same time; indeed, this is preferable. The starting-point is what can be called the psychic discipline. We give the name "psychic" to the psychological centre of our being, the seat within us of the highest truth of our existence, that which can know this truth and set it in movement. It is therefore of capital importance to become conscious of its presence in us, to concentrate on this presence until it becomes a living fact for us and we can identify ourselves with it.

   In various times and places many methods have been prescribed for attaining this perception and ultimately achieving this identification. Some methods are psychological, some religious, some even mechanical. In reality, everyone has to find the one which suits him best, and if one has an ardent and steadfast aspiration, a persistent and dynamic will, one is sure to meet, in one way or another - outwardly through reading and study, inwardly through concentration, meditation, revelation and experience - the help one needs to reach the goal. Only one thing is absolutely indispensable: the will to discover and to realise. This discovery and realisation should be the primary preoccupation of our being, the pearl of great price which we must acquire at any cost. Whatever you do, whatever your occupations and activities, the will to find the truth of your being and to unite with it must be always living and present behind all that you do, all that you feel, all that you think.

   To complement this movement of inner discovery, it would be good not to neglect the development of the mind. For the mental instrument can equally be a great help or a great hindrance. In its natural state the human mind is always limited in its vision, narrow in its understanding, rigid in its conceptions, and a constant effort is therefore needed to widen it, to make it more supple and profound. So it is very necessary to consider everything from as many points of view as possible. Towards this end, there is an exercise which gives great suppleness and elevation to the thought. It is as follows: a clearly formulated thesis is set; against it is opposed its antithesis, formulated with the same precision. Then by careful reflection the problem must be widened or transcended until a synthesis is found which unites the two contraries in a larger, higher and more comprehensive idea.

   Many other exercises of the same kind can be undertaken; some have a beneficial effect on the character and so possess a double advantage: that of educating the mind and that of establishing control over the feelings and their consequences. For example, you must never allow your mind to judge things and people, for the mind is not an instrument of knowledge; it is incapable of finding knowledge, but it must be moved by knowledge. Knowledge belongs to a much higher domain than that of the human mind, far above the region of pure ideas. The mind has to be silent and attentive to receive knowledge from above and manifest it. For it is an instrument of formation, of organisation and action, and it is in these functions that it attains its full value and real usefulness.

   There is another practice which can be very helpful to the progress of the consciousness. Whenever there is a disagreement on any matter, such as a decision to be taken, or an action to be carried out, one must never remain closed up in one's own conception or point of view. On the contrary, one must make an effort to understand the other's point of view, to put oneself in his place and, instead of quarrelling or even fighting, find the solution which can reasonably satisfy both parties; there always is one for men of goodwill.

   Here we must mention the discipline of the vital. The vital being in us is the seat of impulses and desires, of enthusiasm and violence, of dynamic energy and desperate depressions, of passions and revolts. It can set everything in motion, build and realise; but it can also destroy and mar everything. Thus it may be the most difficult part to discipline in the human being. It is a long and exacting labour requiring great patience and perfect sincerity, for without sincerity you will deceive yourself from the very outset, and all endeavour for progress will be in vain. With the collaboration of the vital no realisation seems impossible, no transformation impracticable. But the difficulty lies in securing this constant collaboration. The vital is a good worker, but most often it seeks its own satisfaction. If that is refused, totally or even partially, the vital gets vexed, sulks and goes on strike. Its energy disappears more or less completely and in its place leaves disgust for people and things, discouragement or revolt, depression and dissatisfaction. At such moments it is good to remain quiet and refuse to act; for these are the times when one does stupid things and in a few moments one can destroy or spoil the progress that has been made during months of regular effort. These crises are shorter and less dangerous for those who have established a contact with their psychic being which is sufficient to keep alive in them the flame of aspiration and the consciousness of the ideal to be realised. They can, with the help of this consciousness, deal with their vital as one deals with a rebellious child, with patience and perseverance, showing it the truth and light, endeavouring to convince it and awaken in it the goodwill which has been veiled for a time. By means of such patient intervention each crisis can be turned into a new progress, into one more step towards the goal. Progress may be slow, relapses may be frequent, but if a courageous will is maintained, one is sure to triumph one day and see all difficulties melt and vanish before the radiance of the truth-consciousness.

   Lastly, by means of a rational and discerning physical education, we must make our body strong and supple enough to become a fit instrument in the material world for the truth-force which wants to manifest through us.

   In fact, the body must not rule, it must obey. By its very nature it is a docile and faithful servant. Unfortunately, it rarely has the capacity of discernment it ought to have with regard to its masters, the mind and the vital. It obeys them blindly, at the cost of its own well-being. The mind with its dogmas, its rigid and arbitrary principles, the vital with its passions, its excesses and dissipations soon destroy the natural balance of the body and create in it fatigue, exhaustion and disease. It must be freed from this tyranny and this can be done only through a constant union with the psychic centre of the being. The body has a wonderful capacity of adaptation and endurance. It is able to do so many more things than one usually imagines. If, instead of the ignorant and despotic masters that now govern it, it is ruled by the central truth of the being, you will be amazed at what it is capable of doing. Calm and quiet, strong and poised, at every minute it will be able to put forth the effort that is demanded of it, for it will have learnt to find rest in action and to recuperate, through contact with the universal forces, the energies it expends consciously and usefully. In this sound and balanced life a new harmony will manifest in the body, reflecting the harmony of the higher regions, which will give it perfect proportions and ideal beauty of form. And this harmony will be progressive, for the truth of the being is never static; it is a perpetual unfolding of a growing perfection that is more and more total and comprehensive. As soon as the body has learnt to follow this movement of progressive harmony, it will be possible for it to escape, through a continuous process of transformation, from the necessity of disintegration and destruction. Thus the irrevocable law of death will no longer have any reason to exist.

   When we reach this degree of perfection which is our goal, we shall perceive that the truth we seek is made up of four major aspects: Love, Knowledge, Power and Beauty. These four attributes of the Truth will express themselves spontaneously in our being. The psychic will be the vehicle of true and pure love, the mind will be the vehicle of infallible knowledge, the vital will manifest an invincible power and strength and the body will be the expression of a perfect beauty and harmony.

   Bulletin, November 1950

   ~ The Mother, On Education,
211:The Supreme Discovery
   IF WE want to progress integrally, we must build within our conscious being a strong and pure mental synthesis which can serve us as a protection against temptations from outside, as a landmark to prevent us from going astray, as a beacon to light our way across the moving ocean of life.
   Each individual should build up this mental synthesis according to his own tendencies and affinities and aspirations. But if we want it to be truly living and luminous, it must be centred on the idea that is the intellectual representation symbolising That which is at the centre of our being, That which is our life and our light.
   This idea, expressed in sublime words, has been taught in various forms by all the great Instructors in all lands and all ages.
   The Self of each one and the great universal Self are one. Since all that is exists from all eternity in its essence and principle, why make a distinction between the being and its origin, between ourselves and what we place at the beginning?
   The ancient traditions rightly said:
   "Our origin and ourselves, our God and ourselves are one."
   And this oneness should not be understood merely as a more or less close and intimate relationship of union, but as a true identity.
   Thus, when a man who seeks the Divine attempts to reascend by degrees towards the inaccessible, he forgets that all his knowledge and all his intuition cannot take him one step forward in this infinite; neither does he know that what he wants to attain, what he believes to be so far from him, is within him.
   For how could he know anything of the origin until he becomes conscious of this origin in himself?
   It is by understanding himself, by learning to know himself, that he can make the supreme discovery and cry out in wonder like the patriarch in the Bible, "The house of God is here and I knew it not."
   That is why we must express that sublime thought, creatrix of the material worlds, and make known to all the word that fills the heavens and the earth, "I am in all things and all beings."When all shall know this, the promised day of great transfigurations will be at hand. When in each atom of Matter men shall recognise the indwelling thought of God, when in each living creature they shall perceive some hint of a gesture of God, when each man can see God in his brother, then dawn will break, dispelling the darkness, the falsehood, the ignorance, the error and suffering that weigh upon all Nature. For, "all Nature suffers and laments as she awaits the revelation of the Sons of God."
   This indeed is the central thought epitomising all others, the thought which should be ever present to our remembrance as the sun that illumines all life.
   That is why I remind you of it today. For if we follow our path bearing this thought in our hearts like the rarest jewel, the most precious treasure, if we allow it to do its work of illumination and transfiguration within us, we shall know that it lives in the centre of all beings and all things, and in it we shall feel the marvellous oneness of the universe.
   Then we shall understand the vanity and childishness of our meagre satisfactions, our foolish quarrels, our petty passions, our blind indignations. We shall see the dissolution of our little faults, the crumbling of the last entrenchments of our limited personality and our obtuse egoism. We shall feel ourselves being swept along by this sublime current of true spirituality which will deliver us from our narrow limits and bounds.
   The individual Self and the universal Self are one; in every world, in every being, in every thing, in every atom is the Divine Presence, and man's mission is to manifest it.
   In order to do that, he must become conscious of this Divine Presence within him. Some individuals must undergo a real apprenticeship in order to achieve this: their egoistic being is too all-absorbing, too rigid, too conservative, and their struggles against it are long and painful. Others, on the contrary, who are more impersonal, more plastic, more spiritualised, come easily into contact with the inexhaustible divine source of their being.But let us not forget that they too should devote themselves daily, constantly, to a methodical effort of adaptation and transformation, so that nothing within them may ever again obscure the radiance of that pure light.
   But how greatly the standpoint changes once we attain this deeper consciousness! How understanding widens, how compassion grows!
   On this a sage has said:
   "I would like each one of us to come to the point where he perceives the inner God who dwells even in the vilest of human beings; instead of condemning him we would say, 'Arise, O resplendent Being, thou who art ever pure, who knowest neither birth nor death; arise, Almighty One, and manifest thy nature.'"
   Let us live by this beautiful utterance and we shall see everything around us transformed as if by miracle.
   This is the attitude of true, conscious and discerning love, the love which knows how to see behind appearances, understand in spite of words, and which, amid all obstacles, is in constant communion with the depths.
   What value have our impulses and our desires, our anguish and our violence, our sufferings and our struggles, all these inner vicissitudes unduly dramatised by our unruly imagination - what value do they have before this great, this sublime and divine love bending over us from the innermost depths of our being, bearing with our weaknesses, rectifying our errors, healing our wounds, bathing our whole being with its regenerating streams?
   For the inner Godhead never imposes herself, she neither demands nor threatens; she offers and gives herself, conceals and forgets herself in the heart of all beings and things; she never accuses, she neither judges nor curses nor condemns, but works unceasingly to perfect without constraint, to mend without reproach, to encourage without impatience, to enrich each one with all the wealth he can receive; she is the mother whose love bears fruit and nourishes, guards and protects, counsels and consoles; because she understands everything, she can endure everything, excuse and pardon everything, hope and prepare for everything; bearing everything within herself, she owns nothing that does not belong to all, and because she reigns over all, she is the servant of all; that is why all, great and small, who want to be kings with her and gods in her, become, like her, not despots but servitors among their brethren.
   How beautiful is this humble role of servant, the role of all who have been revealers and heralds of the God who is within all, of the Divine Love that animates all things....
   And until we can follow their example and become true servants even as they, let us allow ourselves to be penetrated and transformed by this Divine Love; let us offer Him, without reserve, this marvellous instrument, our physical organism. He shall make it yield its utmost on every plane of activity.
   To achieve this total self-consecration, all means are good, all methods have their value. The one thing needful is to persevere in our will to attain this goal. For then everything we study, every action we perform, every human being we meet, all come to bring us an indication, a help, a light to guide us on the path.
   Before I close, I shall add a few pages for those who have already made apparently fruitless efforts, for those who have encountered the pitfalls on the way and seen the measure of their weakness, for those who are in danger of losing their self-confidence and courage. These pages, intended to rekindle hope in the hearts of those who suffer, were written by a spiritual worker at a time when ordeals of every kind were sweeping down on him like purifying flames.
   You who are weary, downcast and bruised, you who fall, who think perhaps that you are defeated, hear the voice of a friend. He knows your sorrows, he has shared them, he has suffered like you from the ills of the earth; like you he has crossed many deserts under the burden of the day, he has known thirst and hunger, solitude and abandonment, and the cruellest of all wants, the destitution of the heart. Alas! he has known too the hours of doubt, the errors, the faults, the failings, every weakness.
   But he tells you: Courage! Hearken to the lesson that the rising sun brings to the earth with its first rays each morning. It is a lesson of hope, a message of solace.
   You who weep, who suffer and tremble, who dare not expect an end to your ills, an issue to your pangs, behold: there is no night without dawn and the day is about to break when darkness is thickest; there is no mist that the sun does not dispel, no cloud that it does not gild, no tear that it will not dry one day, no storm that is not followed by its shining triumphant bow; there is no snow that it does not melt, nor winter that it does not change into radiant spring.
   And for you too, there is no affliction which does not bring its measure of glory, no distress which cannot be transformed into joy, nor defeat into victory, nor downfall into higher ascension, nor solitude into radiating centre of life, nor discord into harmony - sometimes it is a misunderstanding between two minds that compels two hearts to open to mutual communion; lastly, there is no infinite weakness that cannot be changed into strength. And it is even in supreme weakness that almightiness chooses to reveal itself!
   Listen, my little child, you who today feel so broken, so fallen perhaps, who have nothing left, nothing to cover your misery and foster your pride: never before have you been so great! How close to the summits is he who awakens in the depths, for the deeper the abyss, the more the heights reveal themselves!
   Do you not know this, that the most sublime forces of the vasts seek to array themselves in the most opaque veils of Matter? Oh, the sublime nuptials of sovereign love with the obscurest plasticities, of the shadow's yearning with the most royal light!
   If ordeal or fault has cast you down, if you have sunk into the nether depths of suffering, do not grieve - for there indeed the divine love and the supreme blessing can reach you! Because you have passed through the crucible of purifying sorrows, the glorious ascents are yours.
   You are in the wilderness: then listen to the voices of the silence. The clamour of flattering words and outer applause has gladdened your ears, but the voices of the silence will gladden your soul and awaken within you the echo of the depths, the chant of divine harmonies!
   You are walking in the depths of night: then gather the priceless treasures of the night. In bright sunshine, the ways of intelligence are lit, but in the white luminosities of the night lie the hidden paths of perfection, the secret of spiritual riches.
   You are being stripped of everything: that is the way towards plenitude. When you have nothing left, everything will be given to you. Because for those who are sincere and true, from the worst always comes the best.
   Every grain that is sown in the earth produces a thousand. Every wing-beat of sorrow can be a soaring towards glory.
   And when the adversary pursues man relentlessly, everything he does to destroy him only makes him greater.
   Hear the story of the worlds, look: the great enemy seems to triumph. He casts the beings of light into the night, and the night is filled with stars. He rages against the cosmic working, he assails the integrity of the empire of the sphere, shatters its harmony, divides and subdivides it, scatters its dust to the four winds of infinity, and lo! the dust is changed into a golden seed, fertilising the infinite and peopling it with worlds which now gravitate around their eternal centre in the larger orbit of space - so that even division creates a richer and deeper unity, and by multiplying the surfaces of the material universe, enlarges the empire that it set out to destroy.
   Beautiful indeed was the song of the primordial sphere cradled in the bosom of immensity, but how much more beautiful and triumphant is the symphony of the constellations, the music of the spheres, the immense choir that fills the heavens with an eternal hymn of victory!
   Hear again: no state was ever more precarious than that of man when he was separated on earth from his divine origin. Above him stretched the hostile borders of the usurper, and at his horizon's gates watched jailers armed with flaming swords. Then, since he could climb no more to the source of life, the source arose within him; since he could no more receive the light from above, the light shone forth at the very centre of his being; since he could commune no more with the transcendent love, that love offered itself in a holocaust and chose each terrestrial being, each human self as its dwelling-place and sanctuary.
   That is how, in this despised and desolate but fruitful and blessed Matter, each atom contains a divine thought, each being carries within him the Divine Inhabitant. And if no being in all the universe is as frail as man, neither is any as divine as he!
   In truth, in truth, in humiliation lies the cradle of glory! 28 April 1912 ~ The Mother, Words Of Long Ago, The Supreme Discovery,
212:A man forgets God if he is entangled in the world of maya through a woman. It is the Mother of the Universe who has assumed the form of maya, the form of woman. One who knows this rightly does not feel like leading the life of maya in the world. But he who truly realizes that all women are manifestations of the Divine Mother may lead a spiritual life in the world. Without realizing God one cannot truly know what a woman is. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
213:Let's not forget that what is looking out of your eyes and hearing with your ears right now is already Spirit. And that Spirit, that I AMness, is always present in all sentient beings. ~ ken-wilber,
1:Humility is self-forgetfulness. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
2:The danger lies in forgetting. ~ elie-wiesel, @wisdomtrove
3:Eternity forbids thee to forget. ~ lord-byron, @wisdomtrove
4:Forgetting oneself is opening oneself ~ dogen, @wisdomtrove
5:Learn it all, then forget it all. ~ bruce-lee, @wisdomtrove
6:Style is to forget all styles. ~ jules-renard, @wisdomtrove
7:Forgetting oneself is opening oneself. ~ dogen, @wisdomtrove
8:Seek the spirit, forget the form. ~ bulleh-shah, @wisdomtrove
9:And sometimes he forgets his promises. ~ euripedes, @wisdomtrove
10:Don't forget to love yourself. ~ soren-kierkegaard, @wisdomtrove
11:God forgets the past... Imitate Him. ~ max-lucado, @wisdomtrove
12:Women and elephants never forget. ~ dorothy-parker, @wisdomtrove
13:Forgetfulness is a form of freedom. ~ kahlil-gibran, @wisdomtrove
14:Throw everything away, forget about it all! ~ mooji, @wisdomtrove
15:We were together. I forget the rest. ~ walt-whitman, @wisdomtrove
16:Forgetful of thy tomb thou buildest houses. ~ horace, @wisdomtrove
17:let me forget about today until tomorrow ~ bob-dylan, @wisdomtrove
18:To forget a Holocaust is to kill twice ~ elie-wiesel, @wisdomtrove
19:Forget injuries, never forget kindnesses. ~ confucius, @wisdomtrove
20:The only thing He forgets is our sins. ~ billy-graham, @wisdomtrove
21:When he comes out of it forgets his fears, ~ euripedes, @wisdomtrove
22:But I don't give up; I forget why not. ~ dorothy-parker, @wisdomtrove
23:Don't forget your history nor your destiny ~ bob-marley, @wisdomtrove
24:Don't forget to support your public library. ~ bob-dylan, @wisdomtrove
25:Forget grammar and think about potatoes ~ gertrude-stein, @wisdomtrove
26:Let us forget and forgive injuries. ~ miguel-de-cervantes, @wisdomtrove
27:Fade far away, dissolve, and quite forget... ~ john-keats, @wisdomtrove
28:To forget oneself is to be happy. ~ robert-louis-stevenson, @wisdomtrove
29:Forget favors given; remember those received. ~ john-wooden, @wisdomtrove
30:I've a grand memory for forgetting. ~ robert-louis-stevenson, @wisdomtrove
31:In this bright future you can't forget your past ~ bob-marley, @wisdomtrove
32:It is better to forget about yourself altogether. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
33:In this bright future you can't forget your past. ~ bob-marley, @wisdomtrove
34:Men live by forgetting and woman live on memories. ~ t-s-eliot, @wisdomtrove
35:Naturally, the human being wants to forget pain. ~ elie-wiesel, @wisdomtrove
36:Nobody ever forgets where he buried the hatchet. ~ kin-hubbard, @wisdomtrove
37:Quit the world, and the world forgets you. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
38:A person cannot forget someone who is good to them. ~ bruce-lee, @wisdomtrove
39:People will never forget how you made them feel. ~ maya-angelou, @wisdomtrove
40:The right way to go easy is to forget the right way. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
41:Winter kept us warm, covering Earth in forgetful snow ~ t-s-eliot, @wisdomtrove
42:Did you ever stop to think, and forget to start again? ~ a-a-milne, @wisdomtrove
43:Everything is ended if you forgive and forget. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
44:Forget the dead you've left, they will not follow you. ~ bob-dylan, @wisdomtrove
45:Love yourself. Then forget it. Then, love the world. ~ mary-oliver, @wisdomtrove
46:If it makes you feel better, I promise to forget. ~ nicholas-sparks, @wisdomtrove
47:Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names. ~ john-f-kennedy, @wisdomtrove
48:It's easy to forget things you don't need anymore. ~ haruki-murakami, @wisdomtrove
49:That you may please others you must be forgetful of yourself. ~ ovid, @wisdomtrove
50:I do remember, and then when I try to remember, I forget. ~ a-a-milne, @wisdomtrove
51:The ecstasy is so short but the forgetting is so long. ~ walt-whitman, @wisdomtrove
52:We forget that IMPOSSIBLE is one of God's favorite words ~ max-lucado, @wisdomtrove
53:Don't forget who you are and where you come from. ~ f-scott-fitzgerald, @wisdomtrove
54:Just a few words on time management: forget all about it. ~ tim-ferris, @wisdomtrove
55:Men for the sake of getting a living forget to live. ~ margaret-fuller, @wisdomtrove
56:Socrates claimed that death is remembering, not forgetting. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
57:America is a land of opportunity and don't ever forget it. ~ will-rogers, @wisdomtrove
58:Forget about winning and losing, forget about pride and pain ~ bruce-lee, @wisdomtrove
59:People forget ideas; they don't forget the real presence. ~ henri-nouwen, @wisdomtrove
60:The world must know what happened, and never forget. ~ dwight-eisenhower, @wisdomtrove
61:If a man cannot forget, he will never amount to much. ~ soren-kierkegaard, @wisdomtrove
62:I never deny. I never contradict. I sometimes forget. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
63:Nobody takes a picture of something they want to forget. ~ robin-williams, @wisdomtrove
64:You are so brave and quiet I forget you are suffering. ~ ernest-hemingway, @wisdomtrove
65:Creativity is suspended between memory and forgetting. ~ jorge-luis-borges, @wisdomtrove
66:Forget about being impressive and commit to being real. ~ danielle-laporte, @wisdomtrove
67:Live in the present, forget the past. Give up hopes of future. ~ sivananda, @wisdomtrove
68:Remember the to-do list but don't forget the to-be list. ~ richard-branson, @wisdomtrove
69:Forgetfulness transforms every occurrence into a non-occurrence. ~ plutarch, @wisdomtrove
70:I’m a psychic amnesiac. I know in advance what I’ll forget. ~ steven-wright, @wisdomtrove
71:Promise you won't forget me, ever. Not even when I'm a hundred. ~ a-a-milne, @wisdomtrove
72:I'll never forget my wedding day... they threw vitamin pills ~ groucho-marx, @wisdomtrove
73:Man should forget his anger before he lies down to sleep.   ~ mahatma-gandhi, @wisdomtrove
74:I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand. ~ confucius, @wisdomtrove
75:I will never forget the vision of Jamie walking towards me. ~ nicholas-sparks, @wisdomtrove
76:Never forget me, because if I thought you would, I'd never leave. ~ a-a-milne, @wisdomtrove
77:To forget the dead would be akin to killing them a second time. ~ elie-wiesel, @wisdomtrove
78:True humility is more like self-forgetfulness than false modesty. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
79:You wear a mask for so long, you forget who you were beneath it. ~ alan-moore, @wisdomtrove
80:Forget what you've been taught so you can remember what you know. ~ alan-cohen, @wisdomtrove
81:Never forget that anticipation is an important part of life. ~ nicholas-sparks, @wisdomtrove
82:While carrying responsibilities, never forget to smile. ~ mata-amritanandamayi, @wisdomtrove
83:If you want it, measure it. If you can't measure it, forget it. ~ peter-drucker, @wisdomtrove
84:Life is a shipwreck but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats. ~ voltaire, @wisdomtrove
85:My memory is so bad that many times I forget my own name. ~ miguel-de-cervantes, @wisdomtrove
86:Rule No.1: Never lose money. Rule No.2: Never forget rule No.1. ~ warren-buffet, @wisdomtrove
87:The future you shall know when it has come; before then, forget it. ~ aeschylus, @wisdomtrove
88:The more you forget yourself, the more Jesus will think of you. ~ mother-teresa, @wisdomtrove
89:Child of God, you cost Christ too much for him to forget you. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
90:Never forget what a person says to you when they are angry. ~ henry-ward-beecher, @wisdomtrove
91:People tend to forget their duties but remember their rights.   ~ mahatma-gandhi, @wisdomtrove
92:Sometimes when we get overwhelmed we forget how big God is. ~ aiden-wilson-tozer, @wisdomtrove
93:The bully and his victim never quite forget their first relations. ~ e-m-forster, @wisdomtrove
94:The married should not forget that to speak of love begets love. ~ blaise-pascal, @wisdomtrove
95:We forget that we are all dead men conversing with dead men. ~ jorge-luis-borges, @wisdomtrove
96:A man who does not forget an agreement is resolved and honorable man. ~ confucius, @wisdomtrove
97:If you remember me, then I don't care if everyone else forgets. ~ haruki-murakami, @wisdomtrove
98:Never forget the importance of living with unbridled exhilaration. ~ robin-sharma, @wisdomtrove
99:You may forget that you are at every moment totally dependent on God. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
100:Modern women ... they don't sew your pockets ... forget that. ~ charles-bukowski, @wisdomtrove
101:Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal. ~ martin-luther-king, @wisdomtrove
102:Quaff, oh quaff this kind nepenthe, and forget this lost Lenore! ~ edgar-allan-poe, @wisdomtrove
103:Because of our routines we forget that life is an ongoing adventure. ~ maya-angelou, @wisdomtrove
104:Not one word, not one gesture of yours shall I, could I, ever forget. ~ leo-tolstoy, @wisdomtrove
105:Play your part in life, but never forget it is only a role. ~ paramahansa-yogananda, @wisdomtrove
106:We dare not forget that we are the heirs of that first revolution. ~ john-f-kennedy, @wisdomtrove
107:Always give without remembering and always receive without forgetting. ~ brian-tracy, @wisdomtrove
108:To forget a friend is sad. Not everyone has had a friend. ~ antoine-de-saint-exupery, @wisdomtrove
109:When declaring your rights, don't forget your responsibilities. ~ h-jackson-brown-jr, @wisdomtrove
110:Wine is a grand thing," I said. "It makes you forget all the bad. ~ ernest-hemingway, @wisdomtrove
111:Forget about getting, simply give; and I guarantee you, you will get much. ~ rajneesh, @wisdomtrove
112:It’s all in the One contained, understand that one and forget the rest. ~ bulleh-shah, @wisdomtrove
113:My whole life is about forgetting. It's my most valuable job skill. ~ chuck-palahniuk, @wisdomtrove
114:One of the tragedies of our life is that we keep forgetting who we are ~ henri-nouwen, @wisdomtrove
115:We need to hear the Gospel every day, because we forget it every day. ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove
116:Just in case you ever foolishly forget; I'm never not thinking of you ~ virginia-woolf, @wisdomtrove
117:The more one forgets one’s own self, the more human the person becomes. ~ viktor-frankl, @wisdomtrove
118:To study the Way is to study the self. To study the self is to forget the self. ~ dogen, @wisdomtrove
119:I willingly speak to those who know, but for those who do not know I forget. ~ aeschylus, @wisdomtrove
120:Remembering your self is virtue, forgetting your self is sin. ~ sri-nisargadatta-maharaj, @wisdomtrove
121:Remember me and smile, for it's better to forget than to remember me and cry. ~ dr-seuss, @wisdomtrove
122:Don't be so concerned with your rights that you forget your manners. ~ h-jackson-brown-jr, @wisdomtrove
123:I never forget a face, but in your case I'll be glad to make an exception. ~ groucho-marx, @wisdomtrove
124:Do not get so concerned with making a living that you forget to make a life. ~ john-wooden, @wisdomtrove
125:Forget the books you want to write. Think only of the book you are writing. ~ henry-miller, @wisdomtrove
126:In looking out upon the world, we forget that the world is looking at itself. ~ alan-watts, @wisdomtrove
127:Politics is, for me, forgive and -as you may have heard- sometimes forget. ~ ronald-reagan, @wisdomtrove
128:Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn. ~ benjamin-franklin, @wisdomtrove
129:The most dangerous trap is just living and forgetting that God exists. ~ aiden-wilson-tozer, @wisdomtrove
130:The superior man, when resting in safety, does not forget that danger may come. ~ confucius, @wisdomtrove
131:To blossom forth, a work of art must ignore or rather forget all the rules. ~ pablo-picasso, @wisdomtrove
132:To study Buddhism is to study ourselves. To study ourselves is to forget ourselves. ~ dogen, @wisdomtrove
133:When you drink of the water, don't forget the spring from which it flows. ~ charles-dickens, @wisdomtrove
134:Do not grieve yourself too much for those you hate, nor yet forget them utterly. ~ sophocles, @wisdomtrove
135:One can enjoy a rainbow without necessarily forgetting the forces that made it. ~ mark-twain, @wisdomtrove
136:The happiest moments we ever know are when we entirely forget ourselves. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
137:The past is over... forget it. The future holds hope... reach for it. ~ charles-r-swindoll, @wisdomtrove
138:The trick to forgetting the big picture is to look at everything close-up. ~ chuck-palahniuk, @wisdomtrove
139:What people forget is a journey to nowhere starts with a single step, too. ~ chuck-palahniuk, @wisdomtrove
140:You're thinking about something, my dear, and that makes you forget to talk. ~ lewis-carroll, @wisdomtrove
141:As long as I kept my body moving I could forget about the emptiness inside. ~ haruki-murakami, @wisdomtrove
142:Don't forget, a person's greatest emotional need is to feel appreciated. ~ h-jackson-brown-jr, @wisdomtrove
143:I Cannot Exist Without You. I Am Forgetful Of Everything But Seeing You Again... ~ john-keats, @wisdomtrove
144:No girl should ever forget that she doesn't need anyone who doesn't need her. ~ marilyn-monroe, @wisdomtrove
145:How sweet for those faring badly to forget their misfortunes even for a short time. ~ sophocles, @wisdomtrove
146:I shall revenge myself in the cruelest way you can imagine. I shall forget it. ~ john-steinbeck, @wisdomtrove
147:One can forget everything, everything, only not oneself, one's own being. ~ arthur-schopenhauer, @wisdomtrove
148:The danger of success is that it makes us forget the world's dreadful injustice. ~ jules-renard, @wisdomtrove
149:The danger of success is that it makes us forget the world’s dreadful injustice. ~ jules-renard, @wisdomtrove
150:The first rule is not to lose. The second rule is not to forget the first rule. ~ warren-buffet, @wisdomtrove
151:We choose to forget aspects of ourselves and then we forget that we've forgotten. ~ debbie-ford, @wisdomtrove
152:Be good, sweet maid, and don't forget that this involves being as clever as you can. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
153:Forget the years, forget distinctions. Leap into the boundless and make it your home! ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
154:Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it. ~ michel-de-montaigne, @wisdomtrove
155:We often forget that the author of our faith must be the finisher of it also. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
156:And don't forget: time is meant to be wasted, love fails and death is useless. ~ charles-bukowski, @wisdomtrove
157:Do not forget birthdays. This is in no way a propaganda for a larger population. ~ gertrude-stein, @wisdomtrove
158:If you want to stand out from the crowd, give people a reason not to forget you ~ richard-branson, @wisdomtrove
159:We must never forget that art is not a form of propaganda; it is a form of truth. ~ john-f-kennedy, @wisdomtrove
160:A Coach must never forget that he is a leader and not merely a person with authority. ~ john-wooden, @wisdomtrove
161:Forget the economy. Just rewire your mentality. Then you'll create your own economy. ~ robin-sharma, @wisdomtrove
162:Let us not forget who we are. Drug abuse is a repudiation of everything America is. ~ ronald-reagan, @wisdomtrove
163:There's one good thing about tight shoes; they make you forget your other troubles. ~ josh-billings, @wisdomtrove
164:Don't forget honey. Never let one man worry your mind. Find 'em, fool 'em and forget 'em. ~ mae-west, @wisdomtrove
165:Golf is good for the soul. You get so mad at yourself you forget to hate your enemies. ~ will-rogers, @wisdomtrove
166:If we are unduly absorbed in improving our lives we may forget altogether to live them. ~ alan-watts, @wisdomtrove
167:Our native soil draws all of us, by I know not what sweetness, and never allows us to forget. ~ ovid, @wisdomtrove
168:There are some hurts that we experience that can be forgiven but we won't forget them. ~ joyce-meyer, @wisdomtrove
169:There is some pleasure even in words, when they bring forgetfulness of present miseries. ~ sophocles, @wisdomtrove
170:Words exist because of meaning; once you’ve gotten the meaning, you can forget the words. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
171:You must not be afraid of playing wrong notes. Just forget it, play it wrong! But play! ~ alan-watts, @wisdomtrove
172:I do not forget any good deed done to me & I do not carry a grudge for a bad one. ~ viktor-frankl, @wisdomtrove
173:In the midst of your battles, never forget that God loves you and He has a plan for you. ~ joyce-meyer, @wisdomtrove
174:Never shall I forget these things, even if I am condemned to life as long as God himself ~ elie-wiesel, @wisdomtrove
175:Puddleglum's my name. But it doesn't matter if you forget it. I can always tell you again. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
176:When failure is not an option, we can forget about creativity, learning, and innovation. ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
177:But the words she spoke of Mrs Harris, lambs could not forgive ... nor worms forget. ~ charles-dickens, @wisdomtrove
178:There are those who seek the love of a woman to forget her, to not think about her. ~ jorge-luis-borges, @wisdomtrove
179:A Proper Tea is much nicer than a Very Nearly Tea, which is one you forget about afterwards. ~ a-a-milne, @wisdomtrove
180:If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under. ~ ronald-reagan, @wisdomtrove
181:You must never forget that greatness does not guarantee happiness but goodness always does ~ sri-chinmoy, @wisdomtrove
182:Drunk with the joy of singing I forget myself and call thee friend who art my lord. ~ rabindranath-tagore, @wisdomtrove
183:Evil people you never forget them. And that's the aim of any actress-never to be forgotten. ~ bette-davis, @wisdomtrove
184:His grief he will not forget; but it will not darken his heart, it will teach him wisdom. ~ j-r-r-tolkien, @wisdomtrove
185:Never let anything so fill you with sorrow as to make you forget the joy of Christ risen. ~ mother-teresa, @wisdomtrove
186:We may forget him, but God will never forget us. We're forever on his mind and in his plans. ~ max-lucado, @wisdomtrove
187:Forget your dream-born mortal weakness. Wake up and know that you and God are one. ~ paramahansa-yogananda, @wisdomtrove
188:Materialism is the philosophy of the subject who forgets to take account of himself. ~ arthur-schopenhauer, @wisdomtrove
189:Every week I preach justification by faith to my people, because every week they forget it. ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove
190:Many people think their prayers are never answered because it is the answered ones they forget. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
191:The wounded gladiator forswears all fighting, but soon forgetting his former wound resumes his arms. ~ ovid, @wisdomtrove
192:An artist must forget painting when he paints. That's the only way he will do original work. ~ pablo-picasso, @wisdomtrove
193:He must never forget Charlie's plea: Tell me where I'm going to die, so I'll never go there. ~ warren-buffet, @wisdomtrove
194:Much evil must befall a country before it wholly forgets the Elves, if once they dwelt there. ~ j-r-r-tolkien, @wisdomtrove
195:The human consciousness is really homogeneous. There is no complete forgetting, even in death. ~ d-h-lawrence, @wisdomtrove
196:There are many things which we can afford to forget which it is yet well to learn. ~ oliver-wendell-holmes-jr, @wisdomtrove
197:You need a community. They remind you when you forget, and you remind them when they forget. ~ jack-kornfield, @wisdomtrove
198:If you wish to forget anything on the spot, make a note that this thing is to be remembered. ~ edgar-allan-poe, @wisdomtrove
199:In our obsessive wish to arrive, we often forget the most important thing, which is the journey. ~ paulo-coelho, @wisdomtrove
200:People remember Longfellow wrote Hiawatha, quite forget he was a Professor of Modern Languages! ~ j-r-r-tolkien, @wisdomtrove
201:Selfless giving means forgeting about yourself. It means letting go and doing something crazy. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
202:When I'm in front of an audience, all that love and vitality sweeps over me and I forget my age. ~ george-burns, @wisdomtrove
203:You are asleep and have forgetten that you are dreaming. You mistakenly believe you are awake. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
204:April, like a child, Writes hieroglyphs on dust with flowers, Wipes them away and forgets. ~ rabindranath-tagore, @wisdomtrove
205:It is extraordinary that when you are acquainted with a whole family you can forget about them. ~ gertrude-stein, @wisdomtrove
206:It might seem as the hardest thing to do, but you have to forget the guy who forgot about you. ~ nicholas-sparks, @wisdomtrove
207:Never shall I forget those moments that murdered my God and my soul and turned my dreams to ashes. ~ elie-wiesel, @wisdomtrove
208:I didn't forget your breakfast. I didn't bring your breakfast. Because you didn't eat your din-din. ~ bette-davis, @wisdomtrove
209:I don't think any of us should forget that the security of America is our highest responsibility. ~ ronald-reagan, @wisdomtrove
210:That God does not exist, I cannot deny, That my whole being cries out for God I cannot forget. ~ jean-paul-sartre, @wisdomtrove
211:The fish trap exists because of the fish: once you have gotten the meanings, you can forget the words. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
212:There's a lot of magic between you too, ain't no denying that. And magic makes forgettin' hard. ~ nicholas-sparks, @wisdomtrove
213:A retentive memory may be a good thing, but the ability to forget is the true token of greatness. ~ elbert-hubbard, @wisdomtrove
214:A woman never forgets her sex. She would rather talk with a man than an angel, any day. ~ oliver-wendell-holmes-sr, @wisdomtrove
215:The scariest thing about distance is that you don't know whether they'll miss you or forget you. ~ nicholas-sparks, @wisdomtrove
216:To forget, or pretend to do so, to return a borrowed article, is the meanest sort of petty theft. ~ samuel-johnson, @wisdomtrove
217:We're all so busy chasing the extraordinary that we forget to stop and be grateful for the ordinary. ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
218:A mistake is valuable if you do four things with it: recognize it, admit it, learn from it, forget it ~ john-wooden, @wisdomtrove
219:The difference between saints, forget-me-nots, and mountains, have to, have to, have to at a time. ~ gertrude-stein, @wisdomtrove
220:Think bigger. Forget limits. Embrace the idea of endless possibility... . It will change you. ~ marianne-williamson, @wisdomtrove
221:Never forget that once upon a time, in an unguarded moment, you recognized yourself as a friend. ~ elizabeth-gilbert, @wisdomtrove
222:To study the self is to forget the self. To forget the self is to be enlightened by the ten thousand things. ~ dogen, @wisdomtrove
223:I only wish I could write with both hands, so as not to forget one thing while I am saying another. ~ teresa-of-avila, @wisdomtrove
224:Lovers, forget your love And list to the love of these She a window flower And he a winter breeze ... ~ robert-frost, @wisdomtrove
225:The long-term accommodation that protects marriage and other such relationships is ... forgetfulness. ~ alice-walker, @wisdomtrove
226:You must not forget that a monster is only a variation, and that to a monster the norm is monstrous. ~ john-steinbeck, @wisdomtrove
227:If you do something for someone else, never remember. If someone does something for you, never forget. ~ dale-carnegie, @wisdomtrove
228:Servants must be big people. Big enough to go on, remembering the right and forgetting the wrong. ~ charles-r-swindoll, @wisdomtrove
229:And some men are as ignorant of what they do when awake as they are forgetful of what they do when asleep. ~ heraclitus, @wisdomtrove
230:“I can forgive, but I cannot forget,” is only another way of saying, “I will not forgive.” ~ henry-ward-beecher, @wisdomtrove
231:Forget like a child any injury done by somebody immediately. Never keep it in the heart. It kindles hatred. ~ sivananda, @wisdomtrove
232:And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair. ~ kahlil-gibran, @wisdomtrove
233:Forget loyalty. Or at least loyalty to one's corporation. Try loyalty to your Rolodex-your network-instead. ~ tom-peters, @wisdomtrove
234:Our native land charms us with inexpressible sweetness, and never never allows us to forget that we belong to it. ~ ovid, @wisdomtrove
235:The yogi learns to forget the past and takes no thought for the morrow. He lives in the eternal present. ~ b-k-s-iyengar, @wisdomtrove
236:It only takes a split second to smile and forget, yet to someone that needed it, it can last a lifetime. ~ steve-maraboli, @wisdomtrove
237:To give up the world is to forget the ego, to know it not at all - living in the body, but not of it. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
238:We must beat the Gospel into peoples' heads incessantly because it's the one thing we're prone to forget. ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove
239:If the other person injures you, you may forget the injury; but if you injure him you will always remember. ~ kahlil-gibran, @wisdomtrove
240:So let's give another big tax cut to the super-rich. That'll teach bin Laden a lesson he won't soon forget. ~ kurt-vonnegut, @wisdomtrove
241:The greatest difficulty in the world is not for people to accept new ideas, but to make them forget old ideas. ~ tom-peters, @wisdomtrove
242:Change is not so much about being the first one to embrace a new idea, but being the first to forget an old one ~ tom-peters, @wisdomtrove
243:Dare not say that man forgets sooner than woman, that his love has an earlier death. I have loved none but you. ~ jane-austen, @wisdomtrove
244:Don't become a victim of yourself. Forget about the thief waiting in the alley; what about the thief in your mind? ~ jim-rohn, @wisdomtrove
245:Heart, we will forget him, You and I, tonight! You must forget the warmth he gave, I will forget the light. ~ emily-dickinson, @wisdomtrove
246:When a girl feels that she’s perfectly groomed and dressed she can forget that part of her. That’s charm ~ f-scott-fitzgerald, @wisdomtrove
247:Don’t go on with borrowed knowledge. Otherwise you will forget that you are ignorant, and you will remain ignorant. ~ rajneesh, @wisdomtrove
248:I'll never forget my first fur. It was a modest little stole. Modest? People thought I was wearing anchovies. ~ phyllis-diller, @wisdomtrove
249:We are too quick to live this life and forget that there is another world to come... this is not the end. ~ aiden-wilson-tozer, @wisdomtrove
250:Forget about trying to stabilize the personal sense of Self. It is inherently unstable. See that the Self watches this. ~ mooji, @wisdomtrove
251:Never forget the three powerful resources you always have available to you: love, prayer, and forgiveness. ~ h-jackson-brown-jr, @wisdomtrove
252:Tell people - and they may forget... show them - they may remember...   but involve them and they will understand. ~ confucius, @wisdomtrove
253:I prefer to forget both pairs of glasses and pass my declining years saluting strange women and grandfather clocks. ~ ogden-nash, @wisdomtrove
254:Marriage is the alliance of two people, one of whom never remembers birthdays and the other who never forgets them. ~ ogden-nash, @wisdomtrove
255:Never forget the nine most important words of any family- I love you. You are beautiful. Please forgive me. ~ h-jackson-brown-jr, @wisdomtrove
256:Ten thousand fools proclaim themselves into obscurity, while one wise man forgets himself into immortality. ~ martin-luther-king, @wisdomtrove
257:Not everyone is your friend. When you are psychic you tend to forget that others don't view life the way you do. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
258:We should never forget that after every night, there is a dawn. We should never lose our optimistic faith. ~ mata-amritanandamayi, @wisdomtrove
259:F-E-A-R has two meanings: &
260:In Varenka, she realized that one has but to forget oneself and love others, and one will be calm, happy, and noble. ~ leo-tolstoy, @wisdomtrove
261:Perhaps you will forget tomorrow the kind words you say today, but the recipient may cherish them over a lifetime. ~ dale-carnegie, @wisdomtrove
262:We may elevate ourselves but we should never reach so high that we would every forget those who helped us get there. ~ will-rogers, @wisdomtrove
263:Anyone who seeks success or greatness should first forget about both and seek only the truth. The rest will follow. ~ ronald-reagan, @wisdomtrove
264:Go Sir, gallop and don't forget that the world was made in six days. You can ask me for anything but not time. ~ napoleon-bonaparte, @wisdomtrove
265:In every part and corner of our life, to lose oneself is to be a gainer; to forget oneself is to be happy. ~ robert-louis-stevenson, @wisdomtrove
266:Knowing them to be superficial, give no value to your experiences, forget them as soon as they are over. ~ sri-nisargadatta-maharaj, @wisdomtrove
267:To find yourself jilted is a blow to your pride. Do your best to forget it and if you don't succeed, at least pretend to. ~ moliere, @wisdomtrove
268:We must never forget that higher knowledge has to do with revering truth and insight and not with revering people. ~ rudolf-steiner, @wisdomtrove
269:Music makes me forget myself, my true condition, it carries me off into another state of being, one that isn't my own. ~ leo-tolstoy, @wisdomtrove
270:Those authors who appear sometimes to forget they are writers, and remember they are men, will be our favorites. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
271:When you make the finding yourself - even if you're the last person on Earth to see the light - you'll never forget it. ~ carl-sagan, @wisdomtrove
272:The three most difficult things in life are: 1. To keep a secret. 2. To forget an injury. 3. To make good use of leisure. ~ bruce-lee, @wisdomtrove
273:The more fascinated we become with the toys of this world, the more we forget that there's another world to come. ~ aiden-wilson-tozer, @wisdomtrove
274:Woman does not forget she needs the fecundator, she does not forget that everything that is born of her is planted in her. ~ anais-nin, @wisdomtrove
275:God of Abraham, God of Isaac, God of Jacob, not of the philosophers and the scholars. I will not forget thy word. Amen. ~ blaise-pascal, @wisdomtrove
276:His love for Frodo rose above all other thoughts, and forgetting his peril he cried aloud: &
277:No man has a right to lead such a life of contemplation as to forget in his own ease the service due to his neighbor. ~ saint-augustine, @wisdomtrove
278:Other men are unaware of what they do when they are awake just as they are forgetful of what they do when they are asleep. ~ heraclitus, @wisdomtrove
279:We sometimes forget that we are God-beings, and that the intent of the Creator was for us to enjoy this thing called Life! ~ louise-hay, @wisdomtrove
280:We want men who will fix their eyes on the stars, but who will not forget that their feet must walk on the ground. ~ theodore-roosevelt, @wisdomtrove
281:You are engaged in a work so spiritual, so far above all human power, that to forget the Spirit is to ensure defeat. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
282:If Aims impel these Astral Ones The ones allowed to know Know that which makes them as forgot As Dawn forgets them now ~ emily-dickinson, @wisdomtrove
283:The viable jewels of life remain untouched when man forgets his vocation of searching for the truth of his existence. ~ jean-paul-sartre, @wisdomtrove
284:We are free to burn the Qur’an or any other book, and to criticize Muhammad or any other human being. Let no one forget it. ~ sam-harris, @wisdomtrove
285:Never shall I forget the little faces of the children, whose bodies turned into wreaths of smoke beneath a silent blue sky. ~ elie-wiesel, @wisdomtrove
286:Don't ever prophesy; for if you prophesy wrong, nobody will forget it; and if you prophesy right, nobody will remember it. ~ josh-billings, @wisdomtrove
287:Forget yourself by becoming interested in others. Do every day a good deed that will put a smile of joy on someone's face. ~ dale-carnegie, @wisdomtrove
288:Live today to the fullest, and forget about the past. Today you can create a new way of living. You can change all the rules. ~ louise-hay, @wisdomtrove
289:Forget your troubles and dance! Forget your sorrows and dance! Forget your sickness and dance! Forget your weakness and dance! ~ bob-marley, @wisdomtrove
290:The creeping wilderness will soon take over that church that trusts in its own strength and forgets to watch and pray. ~ aiden-wilson-tozer, @wisdomtrove
291:A successful novel should interrupt the reader’s life, make him or her miss appointments, skip meals, forget to walk the dog. ~ stephen-king, @wisdomtrove
292:As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. ~ john-f-kennedy, @wisdomtrove
293:Do not forget that a traitor within our ranks, known to us, can do more harm to the enemy than a loyal man can do good to us. ~ isaac-asimov, @wisdomtrove
294:From the solemn gloom of the temple children run out to sit in the dust, God watches them play and forgets the priest. ~ rabindranath-tagore, @wisdomtrove
295:Let me draw your attention to one thing which unfortunately we always forget: that is - "O man, have faith in yourself." ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
296:and if anybody asks me is it easy to forget I'll say it is easily done, you just pick anyone, and pretend that you never have met ~ bob-dylan, @wisdomtrove
297:First you forget names, then you forget faces. Next you forget to pull your zipper up and finally, you forget to pull it down. ~ george-burns, @wisdomtrove
298:If you have a past with which you feel dissatisfied, then forget it, now. Imagine a new story for your life and believe in it. ~ paulo-coelho, @wisdomtrove
299:No one will ever forget that night, and what it meant for this country. But I will never forget the man and what he meant to me. ~ alan-moore, @wisdomtrove
300:The idea of 10 dimensions might sound exciting, but they would cause real problems if you forget where you parked your car. ~ stephen-hawking, @wisdomtrove
301:Information is useless if it is not applied to something important or if you will forget it before you have a chance to apply it. ~ tim-ferris, @wisdomtrove
302:Let's not allow ourselves to be upset by small things we should despise and forget. Remember "Life is too short to be little". ~ dale-carnegie, @wisdomtrove
303:Here I am... wanting to accomplish something and completely forgetting it must all end&
304:I must be getting absent-minded. Whenever I complain that things aren't what they used to be, I always forget to include myself. ~ george-burns, @wisdomtrove
305:Never forget what a man has said to you when he was angry. If he has charged you with anything, you had better look it up. ~ henry-ward-beecher, @wisdomtrove
306:The words &
307:To presume a want of motives for such contests . . . would be to forget that men are ambitious, vindictive, and rapacious. ~ alexander-hamilton, @wisdomtrove
308:When God forgives us and purifies us of our sin, He also forgets it. Forgiveness results in God dropping the charges against us. ~ billy-graham, @wisdomtrove
309:Why should men love the Church? Why should they love her laws? She tells them of Life and Death, and of all that they would forget. ~ t-s-eliot, @wisdomtrove
310:As you forget self in service to others, you will find that, without seeking it, your own cup of happiness will be full. ~ paramahansa-yogananda, @wisdomtrove
311:Men forget where the way leads and what they meet with every day seems strange to them.We should not act and speak like men asleep. ~ heraclitus, @wisdomtrove
312:The most painful thing is losing yourself in the process of loving someone too much, and forgetting that you are special too. ~ ernest-hemingway, @wisdomtrove
313:To establish true self-esteem we must concentrate on our successes and forget about the failures and the negatives in our lives. ~ denis-waitley, @wisdomtrove
314:You'll forget it when you're dead, and so will I. When I'm dead, I'm going to forget everything–and I advise you to do the same. ~ kurt-vonnegut, @wisdomtrove
315:As we go on with our lives we tend to forget that the jails and the hospitals and the madhouses and the graveyards are packed. ~ charles-bukowski, @wisdomtrove
316:Forget not that thy marriage, thy wealth, thy life are not for sense-pleasure, are not for thy individual personal happiness. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
317:You'll forget it when you're dead, and so will I. When I'm dead, I'm going to forget everything‚ and I advise you to do the same. ~ kurt-vonnegut, @wisdomtrove
318:Laughter opens your heart and soothes your soul. No one should ever take life so seriously that they forget to laugh at themselves. ~ robin-sharma, @wisdomtrove
319:Another problem with worry is that it makes you forget your worth. Worry makes you feel worthless, forgotten, and unimportant. ~ charles-r-swindoll, @wisdomtrove
320:For without belittling the courage with which men have died, we should not forget those acts of courage with which men have lived. ~ john-f-kennedy, @wisdomtrove
321:it's good to have things done with when they don't work it's also good not to hate or even forget the person you've failed with. ~ charles-bukowski, @wisdomtrove
322:Silently, one by one, in the infinite meadows of heaven, Blossomed the lovely stars, the forget-me-nots of the angels. ~ henry-wadsworth-longfellow, @wisdomtrove
323:Captivated by its discipline, humanity forgets and goes on forgetting that it is the discipline of chess players, not of angels. ~ jorge-luis-borges, @wisdomtrove
324:Even the wisest woman you talk to is ignorant of something you may know, but an elegant woman never forgets her elegance. ~ oliver-wendell-holmes-jr, @wisdomtrove
325:Forget about the consequences of failure. Failure is only a temporary change in direction to set you straight for your next success. ~ denis-waitley, @wisdomtrove
326:The only friends who are free from cares are the goblet of wine and a book. Give me wine…that I may for a time forget the cares of the world. ~ hafez, @wisdomtrove
327:Loving is almost a substitute for thinking. Love is a burning forgetfulness of all other things. How shall we ask passion to be logical? ~ victor-hugo, @wisdomtrove
328:The way to defeat fear: decide on a course of conduct and follow it. Keep so busy and work so hard that you forget about being afraid. ~ dale-carnegie, @wisdomtrove
329:WOKING (vb.) To enter the kitchen with the precise determination to perform something only to forget what it is just before you do it. ~ douglas-adams, @wisdomtrove
330:You see I usually find myself among strangers because I drift here and there trying to forget the sad things that happened to me. ~ f-scott-fitzgerald, @wisdomtrove
331:Holiness grows so fast where there is kindness. The world is lost for want of sweetness and kindness. Do not forget we need each other. ~ mother-teresa, @wisdomtrove
332:I was given two weeks to walk again, so I hooked up with a trainer, and he... had me walking. I'll never forget that, it was grueling. ~ richard-pryor, @wisdomtrove
333:Let us think of people as starting life with an experience they forget and ending it with one which they anticipate but cannot understand. ~ e-m-forster, @wisdomtrove
334:The real test of being in the presence of God is, that you either forget about yourself altogether or see yourself as a small, dirty object. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
335:Conscience is the inner voice which warns us that someone might be looking. Hear and you forget, see and you remember, do and you understand. ~ confucius, @wisdomtrove
336:Naturalness is the easiest thing in the world to acquire, if you will forget yourself-forget about the impression you are trying to make. ~ dale-carnegie, @wisdomtrove
337:Politically, the weakness of the argument has always been that those who choose the lesser evil forget very quickly that they chose evil. ~ hannah-arendt, @wisdomtrove
338:Sorrow is not in death but in loneliness, and conflict comes when you seek consolation, forgetfullness, explanations, and illusions. ~ jiddu-krishnamurti, @wisdomtrove
339:The fact remains that we are invited to forget ourselves on purpose, cast our awful solemnity to the wind, and join in the general Dance. ~ thomas-merton, @wisdomtrove
340:Forgive, you will have happiness. Forget, you will have satisfacton. Forgive and forget, You will have everlasting peace Within and without. ~ sri-chinmoy, @wisdomtrove
341:I have tried to keep memory alive... I have tried to fight those who would forget. Because if we forget, we are guilty, we are accomplices. ~ elie-wiesel, @wisdomtrove
342:Make a spurious division of one process into two, forget that you have done it, and then puzzle for centuries as to how the two get together. ~ alan-watts, @wisdomtrove
343:See first, think later, then test. But always see first. Otherwise you will only see what you were expecting. Most scientists forget that. ~ douglas-adams, @wisdomtrove
344:All too often, we spend our days waiting for the ideal path to appear in front of us. We forget that paths are made by walking, not waiting. ~ robin-sharma, @wisdomtrove
345:For there is but one problem - the problem of human relations. We forget that there is no hope or joy except in human relations. ~ antoine-de-saint-exupery, @wisdomtrove
346:They swallow God without thinking, they swallow country without thinking. Soon they forget how to think, they let others think for them. ~ charles-bukowski, @wisdomtrove
347:It may be difficult to understand why a test comes our way, but we must never forget that the test is accomplishing refining and purification. ~ billy-graham, @wisdomtrove
348:What you really want to do in investments is figure out what's important and knowable. If it's unimportant or unknowable you forget about it. ~ warren-buffet, @wisdomtrove
349:I also wanted my basketball players to know that I really cared about them. Forget basketball; as a person, I cared, I cared about their family. ~ john-wooden, @wisdomtrove
350:I have read all my novels that were translated into English. Reading my novels is enjoyable because I forget almost all the content in them. ~ haruki-murakami, @wisdomtrove
351:The physical business of writing is unpleasant to me, but the psychic satisfaction of discharging bad ideas in worse English makes me forget it. ~ h-l-mencken, @wisdomtrove
352:Whenever we give up, leave behind, and forget too much, there is always the danger that the things we have neglected will return with added force. ~ carl-jung, @wisdomtrove
353:Angels can fly because they take themselves lightly. Never forget that the devil fell by force of gravity.   He who has the faith has the fun. ~ g-k-chesterton, @wisdomtrove
354:Dot the i's, cross the t's, answer the phones promptly, send out errorless invoices, and in general never forget that the devil is in the details. ~ tom-peters, @wisdomtrove
355:I have a remarkable memory; I forget everything. It is wonderfully convenient. It is as though the world were constantly renewing itself for me. ~ jules-renard, @wisdomtrove
356:The very flexibility and ease which make men's friendships so agreeable while they endure, make them the easier to destroy and forget. ~ robert-louis-stevenson, @wisdomtrove
357:Business leaders take things far too seriously, and forget that most of the time people spend in their lives is at work, and it should be fun. ~ richard-branson, @wisdomtrove
358:It's so hard to forget pain, but it's even harder to remember sweetness. We have no scar to show for happiness. We learn so little from peace. ~ chuck-palahniuk, @wisdomtrove
359:Never shall I forget that night, the first night in camp, which has turned my life into one long night, seven times cursed and seven times sealed. ~ elie-wiesel, @wisdomtrove
360:Perspective - Use It or Lose It. If you turned to this page, you're forgetting that what is going on around you is not reality. Think about that. ~ richard-bach, @wisdomtrove
361:The more you learn, the more you know. The more you know, the more you forget. The more you forget, the less you know. So why bother to learn. ~ stephen-hawking, @wisdomtrove
362:We must not forget that health is only a means to an end. If health were the end, we would be like animals; animals rarely become unhealthy. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
363:Do not forget that even as "to work is to worship" so to be cheery is to worship also, and to be happy is the first step to being pious. ~ robert-louis-stevenson, @wisdomtrove
364:I don't live in the past at all; I'm always wanting to do something new. I make a point of constantly trying to forget and get things out of my mind. ~ brian-eno, @wisdomtrove
365:May all of you as Americans never forget your heroic origins, never fail to seek Divine guidance, and never lose your natural God-given optimism. ~ ronald-reagan, @wisdomtrove
366:Some out of their own virtue make a god who sometimes later is a nuisance to them, a terror perhaps to them, a difficult thing to be forgetting. ~ gertrude-stein, @wisdomtrove
367:In martial arts, every time you graduate, move to another level, you don't forget everything you've done. You build on it, but it's always there. ~ melody-beattie, @wisdomtrove
368:Don’t let us forget that the causes of human actions are usually immeasurably more complex and varied than our subsequent explanations of them. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
369:The career of a movie star consists of helping everyone else forget their troubles. Using charm and beauty and good cheer to make life look easy. ~ chuck-palahniuk, @wisdomtrove
370:They're talking about partial nuclear disarmament, which is also like talking about partial circumcision - you either go all the way or forget it. ~ robin-williams, @wisdomtrove
371:they say that time heals all things, they say you can always forget; but the smiles and the tears across the years they twist my heart strings yet! ~ george-orwell, @wisdomtrove
372:Death was not the opposite of life. It was already here, within my being, it had always been here, and no struggle would permit me to forget that. ~ haruki-murakami, @wisdomtrove
373:Even philosophers will praise war as ennobling mankind, forgetting the Greek who said: &
374:So I got off the plane and I forget to take off my seat-belt and I'm dragging the plane through the terminal... The wings are knocking people over. ~ steven-wright, @wisdomtrove
375:There is no such thing as not-knowing. There is only forgetting. What is wrong with forgetting? It is as simple to forget as to remember. ~ sri-nisargadatta-maharaj, @wisdomtrove
376:Times may be hard and people may be demanding, but never forget that life is special. Every single day is a special day. God is at work in you! ~ charles-r-swindoll, @wisdomtrove
377:Don’t let us forget that the causes of human actions are usually immeasurably more complex and varied than our subsequent explanations of them. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
378:Providence has done, and I am persuaded is disposed to do, a great deal for us; but we are not to forget the fable of Jupiter and the countryman. ~ george-washington, @wisdomtrove
379:There can only be two basic loves... the love of God unto the forgetfulness of self, or the love of self unto the forgetfulness and denial of God. ~ saint-augustine, @wisdomtrove
381:some soap opera, you know, real people pretending to be fake people with made-up problems being watched by real people to forget their real problems. ~ chuck-palahniuk, @wisdomtrove
382:Each, in its own way, was unforgettable. It would be difficult to - Rome! By all means, Rome. I will cherish my visit here in memory as long as I live. ~ audrey-hepburn, @wisdomtrove
383:It was about then [1920] that I wrote a line which certain people will not let me forget: "She was a faded but still lovely woman of twenty-seven." ~ f-scott-fitzgerald, @wisdomtrove
384:Just because you're old that doesn't mean you're more forgetful. The same people whose names I can't remember now I couldn't remember fifty years ago. . . ~ george-burns, @wisdomtrove
385:If there is a single theme that dominates all my writings, all my obsessions, it is that of memory-because I fear forgetfulness as much as hatred and death. ~ elie-wiesel, @wisdomtrove
386:If we are not careful, it is all too easy to fall into becoming more of a human doing than a human being, and forget who is doing all the doing, and why. ~ jon-kabat-zinn, @wisdomtrove
387:We must never forget that while striving to leave a better planet to our kids, it is just as important that we strive to leave better kids to our planet. ~ steve-maraboli, @wisdomtrove
388:We should not forget that it will be just as important to our descendants to be prosperous in their time as it is to us to be prosperous in our time. ~ theodore-roosevelt, @wisdomtrove
389:And what sort of lives do these people, who pose as being moral, lead themselves? My dear fellow, you forget that we are in the native land of the hypocrite. ~ oscar-wilde, @wisdomtrove
390:How can the bird that is born for joy Sit in a cage and sing? How can a child, when fears annoy, But droop his tender wing, And forget his youthful spring? ~ william-blake, @wisdomtrove
391:It is the lot of man to suffer; it is also his fortune to forget. Oblivion and sorrow share our being, as darkness and light divide the course of time. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
392:God's grace will never be available to you to become another person. He created to be you - the best "you" you can be! Forget about trying to be someone else. ~ joyce-meyer, @wisdomtrove
393:It is perfectly true, as philosophers say, that life must be understood backwards. But they forget the other proposition, that it must be lived forwards. ~ soren-kierkegaard, @wisdomtrove
394:The effect of life in society is to complicate and confuse our existence, making us forget who we really are by causing us to become obsessed with what we are not. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
395:The more a man can forget, the greater the number of metamorphoses which his life can undergo; the more he can remember, the more divine his life becomes. ~ soren-kierkegaard, @wisdomtrove
396:Which cheers the sad, revives the old, inspires The young, makes Weariness forget his toil, And Fear her danger; opens a new world When this, the present, palls. ~ lord-byron, @wisdomtrove
398:He had always known what I did not know and what, when I learned it, I was always able to forget. But I did not know that then, although I learned it later. ~ ernest-hemingway, @wisdomtrove
399:We become forgetful of the ego when we think of the body as dedicated to the service of others - the body with which most complacently we identify the ego. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
400:When we feel deep love, we can embrace those parts of ourselves that normally seem unlovable. We can allow ourselves to remember the suffering we prefer to forget. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
401:Easy is right. Begin right and you are easy. Continue easy and you are right. The right way to go easy is to forget the right way, and forget that the going is easy. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
402:A man on a thousand mile walk has to forget his goal and say to himself every morning, &
403:The problem that we have with a victim mentality is that we forget to see the blessings of the day. Because of this, our spirit is poisoned instead of nourished. ~ steve-maraboli, @wisdomtrove
404:I cannot forget that the Nobel Prize for Peace was also a commission - a commission to work harder than I had ever worked before for "the brotherhood of man". ~ martin-luther-king, @wisdomtrove
405:People have faith in &
406:Sin and love and fear are just sounds that people who never sinned nor loved nor feared have for what they never had and cannot have until they forget the words ~ william-faulkner, @wisdomtrove
407:Being a role model is the most powerful form of educating... too often fathers neglect it because they get so caught up in making a living they forget to make a life. ~ john-wooden, @wisdomtrove
408:If you can fall in love again and again if you can forgive as well as forget, if you can keep from growing sour, surly, bitter and cynical you've got it half licked. ~ henry-miller, @wisdomtrove
409:Through incarnations, some beings do go down. That is to say, they forget. The soul falls into an eclipse of itself and there is a downward progression for a time. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
410:Everything in life is a checklist, whether it's building a birdhouse or building a kitchen. If you don't have a checklist, you're much more likely to forget something. ~ brian-tracy, @wisdomtrove
411:Just never forget to be dexterous and deft. And never mix up your right foot with your left. And will you succeed? Yes! You will, indeed! (98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed.) ~ dr-seuss, @wisdomtrove
412:There is joy in self-forgetfulness. So I try to make the light in others' eyes my sun, the music in others' ears my symphony, the smile on others' lips my happiness. ~ hellen-keller, @wisdomtrove
413:Forget yesterday - it has already forgotten you. Don't sweat tomorrow - you haven't even met. Instead, open your eyes and your heart to a truly precious gift - today. ~ steve-maraboli, @wisdomtrove
414:Leave it all behind you. Forget it. Go forth, unburdened with ideas and beliefs. Abandon all verbal structures, all relative truth, all tangible objectives. ~ sri-nisargadatta-maharaj, @wisdomtrove
415:What is the way of the Buddha? It is to study the self. What is the study of the self? It is to forget oneself. To forget oneself is to enlightened by everything in the world. ~ dogen, @wisdomtrove
416:Scion of chiefs and monarchs, where art thou? Fond hope of many nations, art thou dead? Could not the grave forget thee, and lay low Some less majestic, less beloved head? ~ lord-byron, @wisdomtrove
417:Too often, people forget the basic fact of life: all those good things we enjoy come from the ache in [our] backs and the willingness to shoulder great personals risks. ~ ronald-reagan, @wisdomtrove
418:God alone is perfectly and consistently just. We forget; God remembers. We see an action; God sees a motive.  This qualifies Him as the best recordkeeper and judge. ~ charles-r-swindoll, @wisdomtrove
419:If we must play the theological game, let us never forget that it is a game. Religion, it seems to me, can survive only as a consciously accepted system of make-believe. ~ aldous-huxley, @wisdomtrove
420:Many companies forget what it means to make great products. After initial success, sales and marketing people take over and the product people eventually make their way out. ~ steve-jobs, @wisdomtrove
421:Run from what’s comfortable. Forget safety. Live where you fear to live. Destroy your reputation. Be notorious. I have tried prudent planning long enough. From now on I’ll be mad. ~ rumi, @wisdomtrove
422:There is nothing more difficult for a truly creative painter than to paint a rose, because before he can do so he has first to forget all the roses that were ever painted. ~ henri-matisse, @wisdomtrove
423:I have seen too many men go down, and I never permit myself to forget that one day, through accident or under the charge of a younger, stronger knight, I too will go down. ~ john-steinbeck, @wisdomtrove
424:My view is that if there is no evidence for it, then forget about it. An agnostic is somebody who doesn’t believe in something until there is evidence for it, so I’m agnostic. ~ carl-sagan, @wisdomtrove
425:What everyone forgets is that passion is not merely a heightened sensual fusion but a way of life which produces, as in the mystics, an ecstatic awareness of the whole of life. ~ anais-nin, @wisdomtrove
426:When along the pavement, Palpitating flames of life, People flicker around me, I forget my bereavement, The gap in the great constellation, The place where a star used to be ~ d-h-lawrence, @wisdomtrove
427:Why forget the self through excess of attachment? Wisdom lies in never forgetting the self as the ever-present source of both the experiencer and his experience. ~ sri-nisargadatta-maharaj, @wisdomtrove
428:Do not take life's experiences too seriously. For in reality they are nothing but dream experiences. Play your part in life, but never forget that it is only a role. ~ paramahansa-yogananda, @wisdomtrove
429:I'd like a drink. I desire to forget life. Life is a hideous invention by somebody I don't know. It doesn't last, and it's good for nothing. You break your neck simply living. ~ victor-hugo, @wisdomtrove
430:Do not work self into a state of over-anxiety at the changes that will be found, or attempt to use up the strength and vitality ... Forget not the sources of thine inspiration. ~ edgar-cayce, @wisdomtrove
431:Forget about your life situation and pay attention to your life. Your life situation exists in time. Your life is now. Your life situation is mind- stuff. Your life is real.   ~ eckhart-tolle, @wisdomtrove
432:In secret we met - In silence I grieve, That thy heart could forget, Thy spirit deceive. If I should meet thee After long years, How should I greet thee? - With silence and tears ~ lord-byron, @wisdomtrove
433:Let us not forget that the reasons for human actions are usually incalculably more complex and diverse than we tend to explain them later, and are seldom clearly manifest. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
434:War forgets peace. Peace forgives war. War is the death of the life human. Peace is the birth of the Life Divine. Our vital passions want war. Our psychic emotions desire peace. ~ sri-chinmoy, @wisdomtrove
435:Did you ever consider how ridiculous it would be to try to cram on a farm – to forget to plan in spring, play all summer, and then cram in the fall to bring in the harvest?   ~ stephen-r-covey, @wisdomtrove
436:Each of us has a soul, but we forget to value it. We don't remember that we are creatures made in the image of God. We don't understand the great secrets hidden inside of us. ~ teresa-of-avila, @wisdomtrove
437:He is not affected by the reality of distress touching his heart, but by the showy resemblance of it striking his imagination. He pities the plumage, but forgets the dying bird. ~ thomas-paine, @wisdomtrove
438:Once a woman turns against you, forget it. They can love you, then something turns in them. They can watch you dying in a gutter, run over by a car, and they'll spit on you. ~ charles-bukowski, @wisdomtrove
439:When life is hard it's easy to focus only on the bad things and forget all about the good things God has given us. But God has blessed every one of us in ways we often overlook. ~ billy-graham, @wisdomtrove
440:Forget about the fast lane. If you really want to fly, harness your power to your passion. Honor your calling. Everybody has one. Trust your heart, and success will come to you. ~ oprah-winfrey, @wisdomtrove
441:To forget a friend is sad. Not every one has had a friend. And if I forget him, I may become like the grown‚àíups who are no longer interested in anything but figures. ~ antoine-de-saint-exupery, @wisdomtrove
442:We must never forget that human motives are generally far more complicated than we are apt to suppose, and that we can very rarely accurately describe the motives of another. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
443:When you're going though a difficult time, forget about yourself for a while. Go do something for someone else. This is the fastest way to pull yourself out of a negative state. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
444:Books never make religions, but religions make books. We must not forget that. No book ever created God, but God inspired all the great books. And no book ever created a soul. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
445:Immerse yourself in the task. Just start on the task, and focus completely on it. Forget about everything else, and let the world melt away. Get excited about the task and have fun. ~ leo-babauta, @wisdomtrove
446:Those who forget good and evil and seek only to know the facts are more likely to achieve good than those who view the world through the distorting medium of their own desires. ~ bertrand-russell, @wisdomtrove
447:We’re so engaged in doing things to achieve purposes of outer value that we forget that the inner value, the rapture that is associated with being alive, is what it’s all about. ~ joseph-campbell, @wisdomtrove
448:A good character is the best tombstone. Those who loved you and were helped by you will remember you when forget-me-nots have withered. Carve your name on hearts, not on marble. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
449:Forget the past, for it is gone from your domain! forget the future, for it is beyond your reach! control the present! Live supremely well now! This is the way of the wise. ~ paramahansa-yogananda, @wisdomtrove
450:Memory is so crazy! It's like we've got these drawers crammed with tons of useless stuff. Meanwhile, all the really important things we just keep forgetting, one after the other. ~ haruki-murakami, @wisdomtrove
451:Those who are not looking for happiness are the most likely to find it, because those who are searching forget that the surest way to be happy is to seek happiness for others. ~ martin-luther-king, @wisdomtrove
452:If you're studying Geology, which is all facts, as soon as you get out of school you forget it all, but Philosophy you remember just enough to screw you up for the rest of your life. ~ steve-martin, @wisdomtrove
453:Let's not forget that what is looking out of your eyes and hearing with your ears right now is already Spirit. And that Spirit, that I AMness, is always present in all sentient beings. ~ ken-wilber, @wisdomtrove
454:There is much in nature against us. But we forget: Take nature altogether since time began, Including human nature, in peace and war, And it must be a little more in favor of man... . ~ robert-frost, @wisdomtrove
455:Zen is not attained by mirror-wiping mediation, but by self-forgetfulness in the existential &
456:My girlfriend's weird. One day she asked me, &
457:Some people there are who, being grown; forget the horrible task of learning to read. It is perhaps the greatest single effort that the human undertakes, and he must do it as a child. ~ john-steinbeck, @wisdomtrove
458:It is a terrible thing to be happy! How pleased we are with it! How all-sufficient we think it! How, being in possession of the false aim of life, happiness, we forget the true aim, duty! ~ victor-hugo, @wisdomtrove
459:It was no longer her absence that wounded me, but my growing indifference to it. Forgetting, however calming, was also a reminder of infidelity to what I had at one time held so dear. ~ alain-de-botton, @wisdomtrove
460:This is the most dangerous trial of all, when there is no trial and every thing goes well; for then a man is tempted to forget God, to become too bold and to misuse times of prosperity. ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove
461:Even that's a lie, said Tom savagely. "She didn't know you were alive. Why - there're things between Daisy and me that you'll never know, things that neither of us can ever forget." ~ f-scott-fitzgerald, @wisdomtrove
462:Losing is only temporary and not encompassing. You must simply study it, learn from it, and try hard not to lose the same way again. Then you must have the self-control to forget about it. ~ john-wooden, @wisdomtrove
463:I been watchin' you, workin day and night, slavin so hard you barely have time to catch your breath. People do that for three reasons. Either they crazy, or stupid, or tryin' to forget. ~ nicholas-sparks, @wisdomtrove
464:When we see our enemies and friends gliding away before us, let us not forget that we are subject to the general law of mortality, and shall soon be where our doom will be fixed forever. ~ samuel-johnson, @wisdomtrove
465:And though I came to forget or regret all I have ever done, yet would I remember that once I saw the dragons aloft on the wind at sunset above the western isles; and I would be content. ~ ursula-k-le-guin, @wisdomtrove
466:In real meditation you forget the body. You may be cut to pieces and not feel it at all. You feel such pleasure in it. You become so light. This perfect rest we will get in meditation. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
467:In the progress of politics, as in the common occurrences of life, we are not only apt to forget the ground we have travelled over, but frequently neglect to gather up experiences as we go. ~ thomas-paine, @wisdomtrove
468:You seem to me to be a pretty lucky young man; keep your eyes open to your mercies. That part of piety is eternal; and the man who forgets to be grateful has fallen asleep in life. ~ robert-louis-stevenson, @wisdomtrove
469:And still the mad magnificent herald Spring assembles beauty from forgetfulness with the wild trump of April:witchery of sound and odour drives the wingless thing man forth in the bright air. ~ e-e-cummings, @wisdomtrove
470:Holding a grudge & harboring anger/resentment is poison to the soul. Get even with people... but not those who have hurt us, forget them, instead get even with those who have helped us. ~ steve-maraboli, @wisdomtrove
471:In an age where there is much talk about "being yourself," I reserve to myself the right to forget about being myself, since in any case there is very little chance of my being anybody else. ~ thomas-merton, @wisdomtrove
472:He who learns must suffer. And even in our sleep pain that cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart, and in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom to us by the awful grace of God. ~ aeschylus, @wisdomtrove
473:There was no solution, save that universal solution which life gives to all questions, even the most complex and insolvable: One must live in the needs of the day&
474:Through the lack of attaching myself to words, my thoughts remain nebulous most of the time. They sketch vague, pleasant shapes and then are swallowed up; I forget them almost immediately. ~ jean-paul-sartre, @wisdomtrove
475:What would it take for you to forget all your troubles? Are you willing to simply forget all your troubles today? When you remove your attention from a problem, it gets bored and moves away! ~ lyania-vanzant, @wisdomtrove
476:You must forget all your theories, all your ideas before the subject. What part of these is really your own will be expressed in your expression of the emotion awakened in you by the subject. ~ henri-matisse, @wisdomtrove
477:Think about the photo before and after, never during. The secret is to take your time. You mustn't go too fast. The subject must forget about you. Then, however, you must be very quick. ~ henri-cartier-bresson, @wisdomtrove
478:We often think that when we have completed our study of one we know all about two, because &
479:Do your actions in the world, without forgetting that your find goal in life is to break free from all bondage and limitations. Always &
480:This one commercial said, "Forget everything you know about slipcovers." So I did, and it was a load off of my mind. Then the commercial tried to sell slipcovers, but I didn't know what they were! ~ mitch-hedberg, @wisdomtrove
481:Develop an interest in life as you see it; the people, things, literature, music - the world is so rich, simply throbbing with rich treasures, beautiful souls and interesting people. Forget yourself. ~ henry-miller, @wisdomtrove
482:If the mind, that rules the body, ever so far forgets itself as to trample on its slave, the slave is never generous enough to forgive the injury, but will rise and smite the oppressor. ~ henry-wadsworth-longfellow, @wisdomtrove
483:If there is no order in your relationship with your wife, with your husband, with your children, with your neighbour - whether that neighbour is near or very far away - forget about meditation. ~ jiddu-krishnamurti, @wisdomtrove
484:Let pessimism once take hold of the mind, and life is all topsy-turvy, all vanity and vexation of spirit. There is no cure for individual or social disorder, except in forgetfulness and annihilation. ~ hellen-keller, @wisdomtrove
485:You have this idea that you'd better keep working otherwise people will forget. And that was dangerous. And then you realize, no, actually if you take a break people might be more interested in you. ~ robin-williams, @wisdomtrove
486:I'll think about you everyday. Part of me is scared that there'll come a time when you don't feel the same way, that you'll somehow forget about what we shared, so this is what I want to do forever. ~ nicholas-sparks, @wisdomtrove
487:The trick to forgetting the big picture is to look at everything close-up. The shortcut to closing a door is to bury yourself in the details. This is how we must look to God. As if everything's fine. ~ chuck-palahniuk, @wisdomtrove
488:A tale begun in other days, When summer suns were glowing - A simple chime, that served to time The rhythm of your rowing - Whose echoes live in memory yet, Though envious years would say &
489:I guess there is nothing that will get your mind off everything like golf. I have never been depressed enough to take up the game, but they say you get so sore at yourself you forget to hate your enemies. ~ will-rogers, @wisdomtrove
490:Helped are those who forgive; their reward shall be forgetfulness of every evil done to them. It will be in their power, therefore, to envision the new Earth. - &
491:However much I may be impressed by the difference between a star and the dark space around it, I must not forget that I can see the two only in relation to each other, and that this relation is inseparable. ~ alan-watts, @wisdomtrove
492:I have known many an instance of a man writing a letter and forgetting to sign his name, but this is the only instance I have ever known of a man signing his name and forgetting to write the letter. ~ henry-ward-beecher, @wisdomtrove
493:Passion should believe itself irresistible. It should forget civility and consideration and all the other curses of a refined nature. Above all, it should never ask for leave where there is a right of way. ~ e-m-forster, @wisdomtrove
494:Sometimes it is harder for us to smile at those who live with us, the immediate members of our families, than it is to smile at those who are not so close to us. Let us never forget: love begins at home. ~ mother-teresa, @wisdomtrove
495:I am still a little afraid of missing something if I forget that, as my father snobbishly suggested, and I snobbishly repeat, a sense of the fundamental decencies is parcelled out unequally at birth. ~ f-scott-fitzgerald, @wisdomtrove
496:Are you still carrying everyone who's insulted you, injured you or interfered with you? That's a lot of weight. I'd let it go, personally, and just move on and forget. Be in the moment. Don't even notice. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
497:M:  There is nothing wrong with memory as such. What is false is its content.  Remember facts, forget opinions.  Q: What is a fact?  M: What is perceived in pure awareness, unaffected by desire. ~ sri-nisargadatta-maharaj, @wisdomtrove
498:Never forget that anticipation is an important part of life. Work's important, family's important, but without excitement, you have nothing. You're cheating yourself if you refuse to enjoy what's coming. ~ nicholas-sparks, @wisdomtrove
499:You talk as if a god had made the Machine," cried the other. "I believe that you pray to it when you are unhappy. Men made it, do not forget that. Great men, but men. The Machine is much, but not everything. ~ e-m-forster, @wisdomtrove
500:Don't listen to voices. If you hear voices talking to you, forget it. Disregard the information, even if it is right occasionally. You are dealing with non-physical forces that are trying to influence you. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove

*** NEWFULLDB 2.4M ***

1:Forget it, I decided. ~ Anonymous,
2:Forget the past. ~ Nelson Mandela,
3:Love does not forget! ~ Alex Flinn,
4:Don't forget to vote. ~ Frank Zappa,
5:Never regret. Never forget. ~ Tijan,
6:Why do I not forget? ~ Louise Gl ck,
7:concludes, forgetting “a ~ Anonymous,
8:Don’t forget to breathe. ~ T L Smith,
9:want to forget Silas ~ Colleen Hoover,
10:who are we forgetting ~ Michael Grant,
11:Don't forget to smolder! ~ Holly Black,
12:Never forget who you are. ~ Teri Terry,
13:Do not forget my example. ~ Kate Schatz,
14:Don't forget to be awesome ~ Hank Green,
15:Forget thyself to marble. ~ John Milton,
16:Promise you won't forget me. ~ J A Huss,
17:To forget God is a waste of Time. ~ JB,
18:Did you forget to evolve? ~ Cath Crowley,
19:Forgive, but don't forget ~ Tupac Shakur,
20:Never forget to dream. ~ Madonna Ciccone,
21:Never forget what you are. ~ N K Jemisin,
22:Never forgive, never forget. ~ Lee Child,
23:You see, people forget you ~ Henry James,
24:Eternity bids thee to forget ~ John Green,
25:God never forgets a promise. ~ Max Anders,
26:I can forgive, I just can't forget. ~ DMX,
27:I'm insane, not forgetful. ~ Rachel Caine,
28:When I read, I could forget. ~ Roxane Gay,
29:You can't forget the past. ~ Jen Calonita,
30:Eternity bids thee to forget. ~ John Green,
31:Let’s forget about time ~ Madonna Ciccone,
32:Mummy will never forget you! ~ J K Rowling,
33:Never stop. Never forget. ~ Colleen Hoover,
34:To think is to forget. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
35:Don’t forget your shoes, miss. ~ Ann Leckie,
36:Humility is self-forgetfulness. ~ C S Lewis,
37:I began to forget myself ~ Margaret Atwood,
38:And don’t forget the fox dung. ~ Erin Hunter,
39:Forget him. Forget him. ~ Jodi Lynn Anderson,
40:Forgive but never forget........ ~ Anonymous,
41:Hard to forget first puppy love. ~ Toba Beta,
42:Have to be dead to forget. ~ Suzanne Collins,
43:I tried to forget about it all. ~ David Bell,
44:The danger lies in forgetting. ~ Elie Wiesel,
45:You must never forget to smile. ~ Lee Taemin,
46:Commit today, forget tomorrow. ~ Marina Adair,
47:Don't forget to be awesome DFTBA ~ John Green,
48:Eternity forbids thee to forget. ~ Lord Byron,
49:Forget not
Regret not
Live ~ Kim Holden,
50:Forgetting oneself is opening oneself ~ D gen,
51:Forgetting oneself is opening oneself ~ Dogen,
52:Learn it all, then forget it all. ~ Bruce Lee,
53:Life is good - we forget that. ~ Maryam d Abo,
54:Don't forget where you come from ~ Macklemore,
55:Forget love. Try good manners. ~ Rebecca Wells,
56:Forget the brother and resume the man. ~ Homer,
57:Forget the ones that forget you. ~ Wiz Khalifa,
58:i can't remember to forget you ~ Brooke Taylor,
59:Flesh forgets. Bone remembers. ~ Jefferson Bass,
60:I can remember much forgetfulness. ~ Hart Crane,
61:I forgot to remember to forget. ~ Elvis Presley,
62:Let's not forget, I got divorced. ~ Larry David,
63:Never forget how beautiful you are ~ Gerard Way,
64:And never forget, there is memory. ~ John Irving,
65:Authority forgets a dying king ~ Alfred Tennyson,
66:Don’t forget to dance in the rain… ~ Nina Levine,
67:Forget all the rules you ever learned ~ Bob Gill,
68:Forget movies - I'd rather choose books! ~ Disha,
69:Gray, the colour of forgetting. ~ Daniel Arenson,
70:I didn't forget. I wrote it down. ~ Julie Buntin,
71:It's so easy to forget being wrong. ~ Hank Green,
72:Keep the best, forget the rest. ~ Karl Lagerfeld,
73:Moving on doesn't mean forgetting. ~ Karen White,
74:Never forget how beautiful you are. ~ Gerard Way,
75:People forget how far things are. ~ Joanna Walsh,
76:To be able to forget means sanity. ~ Jack London,
77:you never forget your first fall. ~ Jodi Picoult,
78:Your heart never forgets your mother ~ Sarah Jio,
79:And we forget because we must. ~ Maggie O Farrell,
80:But hopeful dear us, we forget. ~ George Saunders,
81:Everyone forgets Icarus also flew. ~ Jack Gilbert,
82:God forgets the past... Imitate Him. ~ Max Lucado,
83:In violence we forget who we are. ~ Mary McCarthy,
84:In violence, we forget who we are ~ Mary McCarthy,
85:It's easy to forget who you are. ~ Kendrick Lamar,
86:I will never forget you, Hollyleaf. ~ Erin Hunter,
87:Never tell a computer to forget it. ~ Larry Niven,
88:Tell people - and they may forget... ~ Confucius,
89:They'll never be able to forget us. ~ John Lennon,
90:To forgive does not mean to forget. ~ Allan Lokos,
91:We being round thee, forget to die. ~ Donna Tartt,
92:Well, don’t forget the flowers. ~ Rachel Thompson,
93:What is that unforgettable line? ~ Samuel Beckett,
94:When I work I forget all the rest. ~ Claude Monet,
95:A love like ours is unforgettable. ~ Kelly Elliott,
96:Could one forget how to be free? ~ Guy Gavriel Kay,
97:Don't forget to love yourself. ~ Soren Kierkegaard,
98:Don't forget to love yourself. ~ S ren Kierkegaard,
99:Forget about weird Boy and move on ~ Laura J Burns,
100:Forget safety. Live where you fear to live. ~ Rumi,
101:Good to forgive, Best to forget. ~ Robert Browning,
102:I love you when I forget about me. ~ Joni Mitchell,
103:I think it mercy if Thou wilt forget. ~ John Donne,
104:It's nice to be able to forget. ~ Thomas Bangalter,
105:We Will Remember Them - Lest we Forget ~ Anonymous,
106:Women and elephants never forget. ~ Dorothy Parker,
107:You make me forget how to breathe. ~ Kristen Proby,
108:Don't forget, taste, taste, taste. ~ Kathleen Flinn,
109:Forgetfulness is a form of freedom. ~ Khalil Gibran,
110:Forget it, Jake. It's Shantytown. ~ W Bruce Cameron,
111:Forget the failures. Keep the lessons. ~ Dalai Lama,
112:Forget yourself and go to work. ~ Gordon B Hinckley,
113:Is only reminding when one forgets. ~ Carolyn Crane,
114:Never look back, never forget. ~ Jessica Day George,
115:No one reads to know, but to forget ~ Emil M Cioran,
116:Throw everything away, forget about it all! ~ Mooji,
117:We were together. I forget the rest. ~ Walt Whitman,
118:we were together. i forget the rest. ~ Walt Whitman,
119:Wisdom remembers. Happiness forgets. ~ Mason Cooley,
120:You were never what I wanted to forget. ~ Sara Zarr,
121:Did you forget? I'm a heartless wretch! ~ Davy Jones,
122:Don't ever forget where God found you. ~ Johnny Hunt,
123:Don't forget to remember me, alright? ~ Kahlen Aymes,
124:Don't play hard to get, play hard to forget. ~ Drake,
125:Forgetful of thy tomb thou buildest houses. ~ Horace,
126:Forget things and have a quiet moment. ~ Taylor Dane,
127:Forget what it was. Look at what it is. ~ Jay Maisel,
128:Forget yourself and get to work. ~ Gordon B Hinckley,
129:I am a forgettable leaf on a tree. ~ Gregory Maguire,
130:I forget sometimes what laughter can do. ~ Ken Kesey,
131:I hope you won't completely forget me. ~ Kate Chopin,
132:let me forget about today until tomorrow ~ Bob Dylan,
133:To forget a Holocaust is to kill twice ~ Elie Wiesel,
134:Where a boy runs he never forgets. ~ Bernard Malamud,
135:Who dreams so much, forgets to live ~ Yasmina Khadra,
136:Alayana would forget my compliments ~ Manisha Koirala,
137:Boys are haram; don't ever forget that ~ Warsan Shire,
138:Dear, sweet, unforgettable childhood! ~ Anton Chekhov,
139:Forget injuries, never forget kindnesses. ~ Confucius,
140:Forget the planet, save the garden. ~ Colin Cotterill,
141:Learn the rules, and then forget them. ~ Matsuo Basho,
142:Love is short, but forgetting is long. ~ Pablo Neruda,
143:Make love to me, make me forget. ~ Karen Marie Moning,
144:move forward; but don't forget to look back ~ Various,
145:People are machines of forgetfulness ~ Henri Barbusse,
146:Remember two matters and forget two matters; ~ Luqman,
147:Sweetheart, never forget you’re a miracle ~ Anonymous,
148:The only thing He forgets is our sins. ~ Billy Graham,
149:The soul can recall what the mind forgets. ~ M J Rose,
150:To forget a friend is sad. ~ Antoine de Saint Exup ry,
151:We forget what we already have, don ~ Anthony Robbins,
152:With thee conversing I forget all time. ~ John Milton,
153:You kick ass Sam. And don't forget it ~ Pittacus Lore,
154:Authority forgets a dying king. ~ Alfred Lord Tennyson,
155:Be happy and well and forget me fast. ~ Elizabeth Finn,
156:Children are apt to forget to remember. ~ E E Cummings,
157:Do not allow me to forget you ~ Gabriel Garc a M rquez,
158:Do not allow me to forget you ~ Gabriel Garcia Marquez,
159:Forget yourself! Think courage. ~ Norman Vincent Peale,
160:Forgive yourself, but don't forget ~ Alexandra Bracken,
161:I always feel like I'm forgetting things. ~ Jon Glaser,
162:I'd like to end up sort ofunforgettable. ~ Ringo Starr,
163:I forget everything between footsteps. ~ Stuart Turton,
164:If you play poorly one day, forget it. ~ Harvey Penick,
165:I never forgive, but I always forget. ~ Arthur Balfour,
166:It’s funny. I don’t remember forgetting ~ Blake Crouch,
167:Life is a gift. Don't forget to live it. ~ Nicola Yoon,
168:Life is a gift. Don’t forget to live it. ~ Nicola Yoon,
169:Memory is the art of forgetting. ~ L szl Krasznahorkai,
170:Never forget the essence of your spark! ~ Taylor Swift,
171:Normal people have nothing to forget. ~ Emile M Cioran,
172:People forget what they want to forget. ~ Fuyumi Soryo,
173:The crime of loving is forgetting. ~ Maurice Chevalier,
174:The heart doesn't forget. It never forgets ~ Seth King,
175:Too easy to get = Just as easy to forget. ~ Mandy Hale,
176:To study the self is to forget the self. ~ Phil Knight,
177:To think,” Borges writes, “is to forget. ~ Joshua Foer,
178:We often forget that we are nature. ~ Andy Goldsworthy,
179:We were together.
I forget the rest. ~ Walt Whitman,
180:We were together. I forget the rest.
   ~ Walt Whitman,
181:And don’t forget: Elvendork! It’s unisex! ~ J K Rowling,
182:But I don't give up; I forget why not. ~ Dorothy Parker,
183:Control me...release me...forget about me. ~ Jeff Hardy,
184:Do not forget the past; forgive the past. ~ John Irving,
185:Don't forget your history nor your destiny ~ Bob Marley,
186:Do we soon forget the things we cannot see? ~ Tori Amos,
187:Fade far away, dissolve, and quite forget. ~ John Keats,
188:Forgetting oneself is opening oneself.
   ~ Dogen Zenji,
189:Forget whiplash, this woman had bitchlash; ~ Vi Keeland,
190:Give love and forget that you gave it. ~ Sun Myung Moon,
You will forget me. ~ Tahereh Mafi,
192:Humility is the forgetfulness of self. ~ Thomas Keating,
193:I forget. I don't see. I don't think. ~ Fernando Pessoa,
194:Loneliness remembers what happiness forgets ~ Hal David,
195:Love is brief: forgetting lasts so long. ~ Pablo Neruda,
196:Love is so short, forgetting is so long. ~ Pablo Neruda,
197:Low maintenance is what’s forgettable. ~ Gena Showalter,
198:Now, the truth is the one you won’t forget. ~ Jay Asher,
199:One forgets so quickly one's own youth. ~ Graham Greene,
200:One forgets so quickly one’s own youth… ~ Graham Greene,
201:People forget years and remember moments. ~ Ann Beattie,
202:Pray you now, forget and forgive. ~ William Shakespeare,
203:The little things you forget, kill me. ~ pleasefindthis,
204:To forgive is wisdom, to forget is genius. ~ Joyce Cary,
205:Unspoken feelings are unforgettable. ~ Andrei Tarkovsky,
206:a girl you still could not forget? ~ Shilpi Somaya Gowda,
207:Don't forget to stop and smell the roses. ~ Walter Hagen,
208:Don't forget to support your public library. ~ Bob Dylan,
209:Forget grammar and think about potatoes ~ Gertrude Stein,
210:Forget math and peotry. Especially poetry. ~ C J Redwine,
211:Forget the adage buy low and sell high. ~ William O Neil,
212:Forgiving is all; forgetting is another thing. ~ Bob Rae,
213:Humility is the forgetfulness of self. ~ Thomas Keating,
214:I am more happy than not, Don't forget me ~ Adam Silvera,
215:I don't like pot anymore -- I forget why. ~ Margaret Cho,
216:I may forget my dignity, but you may not. ~ Mason Cooley,
217:I’m more happy than not. Don’t forget me. ~ Adam Silvera,
218:I’m so tired I forget who I am sometimes. ~ Hannah Tinti,
219:Never forget that Hitler was a Catholic. ~ George Carlin,
220:Never forget who you are, little star. ~ Madonna Ciccone,
221:The best way to get even is to forget. ~ Debbie Macomber,
222:There are some guys you just can't forget.  ~ J S Cooper,
223:Voters quickly forget what a man says. ~ Richard M Nixon,
224:You never forget your first love. ~ Wendelin Van Draanen,
225:You want it, you buy it, you forget it. ~ Barbara Kruger,
226:Before I forget ...Beware the Ides of March. ~ Avan Jogia,
227:But in the hero ne'er forget the man. ~ Mercy Otis Warren,
228:Do your best and forget the consequences. ~ Walter Alston,
229:Fade far away, dissolve, and quite forget... ~ John Keats,
230:find em, fool em, fuck em, forget em ~ Eric Jerome Dickey,
231:Forget art. Put your trust in ice cream. ~ Charles Baxter,
232:Forget God. This dude has to be a demon. ~ Laura Thalassa,
233:Forget hard work, use Cosmic Ordering. ~ Stephen Richards,
234:Forget Regret, or life is yours to miss ~ Jonathan Larson,
235:Forgetting is a skill learned by the lucky. ~ Bobby Adair,
236:If I do, if I do forget, will you remind me? ~ Lex Martin,
237:If I upset you, don't stress. Never forget ~ Tupac Shakur,
238:Isn’t it delightful to forget how old we are? ~ Euripides,
239:Let us forget and forgive injuries. ~ Miguel de Cervantes,
240:Never forget a Favor, Never forgive a Slight! ~ Lee Child,
241:People so easily forget their past selves. ~ Henrik Ibsen,
242:The heart that truly loves never forgets. ~ Sophie Jordan,
243:They would grow old. They would forget me. ~ Sylvia Plath,
244:To forget a wrong is the best revenge. ~ Imogen Robertson,
245:We forget that every fervor will subside. ~ Chang rae Lee,
246:We forget very easily what gives us pain. ~ Graham Greene,
247:When you see the results, you forget the pain. ~ Avi Arad,
248:You make me forget who I'm not. ~ Aleksandr Voinov,
249:Alan will never forget. Click Here to ~ Richard Paul Evans,
250:But I don't forget and I don't forgive. ~ Philippa Gregory,
251:Enjoy the questions and forget the answers. ~ Paulo Coelho,
253:Forget regret, or life is yours to miss. ~ Jonathan Larson,
254:Forgive. Forget. Life is full of misfortunes. ~ Mario Puzo,
255:How could I forget the day I found my person? ~ Jay McLean,
256:I might die if I forget how to breathe. ~ Miranda Cosgrove,
257:I'm very good at forgetting people. ~ Kristin Scott Thomas,
258:It is sure the hardest science to forget! ~ Alexander Pope,
259:It is the doom of men that they forget. ~ Nicol Williamson,
260:Live your life and forget your age. ~ Norman Vincent Peale,
261:Never forget. Antarctica wants to kill you. ~ Matthew Iden,
262:Our dreams recover what the world forgets. ~ James Hillman,
263:People don't forget. Nothing gets forgiven. ~ John Marston,
264:Sure. Sure you have. I never forget a face. ~ Stephen King,
265:The heart sags. My footprints forget me. ~ Richard Jackson,
266:The remedy for wrongs is to forget them. ~ Publilius Syrus,
267:The world forgetting by the world forgot. ~ Alexander Pope,
268:To forget oneself is to be happy. ~ Robert Louis Stevenson,
269:before long, I forget Oscar the Girl-Exhaler ~ Jandy Nelson,
270:C ha pte r 7 WE ALL TRIED TO FORGET about James ~ Anonymous,
271:Forget the pat, let the dead burry the dead. ~ Robert Bloch,
272:Forgetting is not at all what forgiveness means. ~ K M Shea,
273:He who forgets will be destined to remember. ~ Eddie Vedder,
274:he  x does not forget the cry of the afflicted. ~ Anonymous,
275:I can forget injuries, but never benefits. ~ Horace Walpole,
276:i do not love you but i will not forget you ~ Janice Pariat,
277:I don't want to forget I'm trying to remember. ~ E Lockhart,
278:If you start forgetting you’re already lost. ~ Colum McCann,
279:I’ll never forgive. I’ll never forget. ~ Karen Marie Moning,
280:I think I would remember forgetting that. ~ Jeff VanderMeer,
281:Life is a gift. Don’t forget to live it.” Her ~ Nicola Yoon,
282:Never forget that I am paid for my troubles! ~ Hank Stuever,
283:So excuse me forgetting, but these things I do ~ Elton John,
284:The heart that has truly loved never forgets. ~ Thomas More,
285:The world forgetting, by the world forgot. ~ Alexander Pope,
286:adults forget how difficult that task was. ~ Donald A Norman,
287:- and even if someone told us we'd forget ~ Tatyana Tolstaya,
288:Don't forget to cherish all the things you love. ~ Anonymous,
289:Don't take it on yourself. Forget now. Live. ~ Arthur Miller,
290:Forget logic...Logic doesn't know what you want. ~ Jay Asher,
291:Forget what you know. Trust what you believe ~ Aaron L Speer,
292:I am your man, and don’t forget it. Had ~ Karen Marie Moning,
293:I never forget that I'm extremely fortunate. ~ James Nesbitt,
294:In the striving to something, you forget to be. ~ Paul Selig,
295:It is sometimes wise to forget who we are. ~ Publilius Syrus,
296:I've a grand memory for forgetting, ~ Robert Louis Stevenson,
297:I've a grand memory for forgetting. ~ Robert Louis Stevenson,
298:Keep calm and don't forget the whipped cream. ~ Quinn Loftis,
299:Lawyers never forget. - Christine McCall ~ William Bernhardt,
300:Life must go on; I forget just why. ~ Edna St Vincent Millay,
301:Never forget: We are alive within mysteries. ~ Wendell Berry,
302:No happiness or pain, no more forgetting. ~ Gabriela Mistral,
303:People never really die until you forget them. ~ V C Andrews,
304:Sometimes grownups forget stuff they've said. ~ R L LaFevers,
305:Sometimes we forget that sin really is optional. ~ Mark Hart,
306:The man forget not, though in rags he lies, ~ Mark Akenside,
307:The stars will go out before I forget you. ~ Cassandra Clare,
308:When you forget to eat, you know you're alive. ~ Henry James,
309:Yet if you should forget me for a while ~ Christina Rossetti,
310:Always we learn things and then we forget them. ~ Dave Eggers,
311:But I forget myself. Who was I, again? Ah, yes. ~ N K Jemisin,
312:Don't forget to do something for other people. ~ Marc Benioff,
313:Everyone can forget us—as long as you remember. ~ Ocean Vuong,
314:Forgetting is, I think, a form of protection. ~ Daisy Johnson,
315:Forget trying to be sexy. That's just gruesome. ~ Colin Firth,
316:I grew up very modest, and I never forget that. ~ Ronnie Dunn,
317:I'll never forget my friends and where I came from. ~ Romario,
318:I'm a conundrum. Or an enigma. I forget which. ~ James A Owen,
319:In Lake Wobegon, we don't forget mistakes. ~ Garrison Keillor,
320:I remember who you are. Even if you forget. ~ Kristen Simmons,
321:It is better to forget about yourself altogether. ~ C S Lewis,
322:It is good for everyone to know how to forget. ~ Ernest Renan,
323:Life cannot go on without much forgetting. ~ Honore de Balzac,
324:Never Forget. Never Quit. Semper Fidelis. ~ Patrick Van Horne,
325:People didn't forget anything in a small town. ~ Sarah Dessen,
326:People look at you and forget about things. ~ Diana Abu Jaber,
327:Scary, how easy it is to forget bad things. ~ Victoria Schwab,
328:Sometimes I forget about taking care of myself. ~ Tracey Gold,
329:The blood never dies. The blood never forgets. ~ Somaiya Daud,
330:The heart forgets its sorrow and ache. ~ James Russell Lowell,
331:To forget someone means to think of him. ~ Jean de la Bruyere,
332:You know...they say an elephant never forgets. ~ Bill Murray,
333:Dying is not the real tragedy. Forgetting is. ~ Samantha Sotto,
334:Forget the audience, make what you want to see ~ Sofia Coppola,
335:Forget the cheap white wine: go to beef and gin! ~ Julia Child,
336:Forget those things that aren't worth remembering. ~ Tim Foley,
337:Forget your studies. Just don't kill anyone. ~ Stephenie Meyer,
338:How come you forget English when you swear? ~ Scott Westerfeld,
339:I am your god, Sera. Don’t you forget it. ~ Elisabeth Naughton,
340:If you want something done right, just forget it. ~ Neil Peart,
341:In this bright future you can't forget your past. ~ Bob Marley,
342:It's better to forget than remember me and cry. ~ Robert Smith,
343:It's not forgetting that heals. It's remembering. ~ Amy Greene,
344:It turns out, I don't need to forget to move on. ~ Donia Bijan,
345:Men live by forgetting and woman live on memories. ~ T S Eliot,
346:Naturally, the human being wants to forget pain. ~ Elie Wiesel,
347:One can forgive but one should never forget. ~ Marjane Satrapi,
348:One's capacity to forget absolutely is immense. ~ Iris Murdoch,
349:O teach me how I should forget to think. ~ William Shakespeare,
350:People change and forget to tell each other. ~ Lillian Hellman,
351:Quit the world, and the world forgets you. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
352:Sweet Love of youth, forgive, if I forget thee, ~ Emily Bronte,
353:Take up the song; forget the epitaph. ~ Edna St Vincent Millay,
354:The gift of writing is to be self-forgetful... ~ Seamus Heaney,
355:The old will die and the young will forget. ~ David Ben Gurion,
356:Too bad your inner sheep never forgets to follow. ~ Aesop Rock,
357:We forget most of our past but embody all of it. ~ Adam Begley,
358:We forget that the soul has its own ancestors. ~ James Hillman,
359:We've got to make the small things unforgettable. ~ Steve Jobs,
360:What I want and I wanted to be unforgettable. ~ Ntozake Shange,
361:Women do not forget. Women do not forgive. ~ George R R Martin,
362:You may almost forget the smell of your family. ~ Jimi Hendrix,
363:You never forget people who make you laugh. ~ Carolina Herrera,
364:And Rhysand. Couldn’t forget about him. ~ Jennifer L Armentrout,
365:And through our travels we get separated, never forget: ~ Jay Z,
366:And you cannot be enthralled or made to forget. ~ Pamela Palmer,
367:A person cannot forget someone who is good to them. ~ Bruce Lee,
368:Don't forget our vets. They have been forgotten. ~ Donald Trump,
369:Forget about willpower. It’s time for why-power. ~ Darren Hardy,
370:Forget all feuds, and shed one English tear ~ Thomas B Macaulay,
371:Forget, forgive; conclude, and be agreed. ~ William Shakespeare,
372:Forget Jesus. Stars died so you could live. ~ Lawrence M Krauss,
373:Forget the rope! They’d probably KILL ME ~ Rachel Ren e Russell,
374:Forget who I really am, who I really want to be. ~ Nikki Grimes,
375:I can't forget the words you've never said. ~ Ilsa Madden Mills,
376:If you are feeling blue, don't forget to breathe ~ L Frank Baum,
377:If you forget yourself, you become the universe. ~ Hakuin Ekaku,
378:I keep forgetting to answer to Dorothy. ~ Christina Baker Kline,
379:It's incredible how much cinema can do. We forget. ~ Leos Carax,
380:It was an excellent aid in the forgetting process ~ C J Roberts,
381:I was there in your forgetting, until I was forgot. ~ Lang Leav,
382:Let’s just hope history forgets the snafus. ~ Viet Thanh Nguyen,
383:Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting. ~ William Wordsworth,
384:People easily forget what they’re not proud of. ~ Me a Selimovi,
385:people forget about creatures who live in shells. ~ Delia Owens,
386:People forget if they don't keep testing things. ~ Ray Bradbury,
387:People will never forget how you made them feel. ~ Maya Angelou,
388:Remember your humanity, and forget the rest. ~ Bertrand Russell,
389:We don't shoot somebody soon, I'm gonna forget how ~ Dave Barry,
390:We'll start to forget a place once we left it ~ Charles Dickens,
391:We will never forgive and we will never forget, ~ Frank Herbert,
392:We will never forgive and we will never forget. ~ Frank Herbert,
393:When you drink water, don't forget the fountain. ~ Paulo Coelho,
394:When you're shopping you forget about eating! ~ Jennifer Hudson,
395:Women and elephants never forget an injury. ~ Hector Hugh Munro,
396:You're mine Angel, and don't you forget it. ~ Becca Fitzpatrick,
397:Zakhor. Al Tichkah. Remember. Never forget. ~ Tatiana de Rosnay,
398:Adults forget that kids are their own best censors. ~ Tim Burton,
399:And don't forget to water the fuckin' goldfish. ~ William Gibson,
400:And never forget my heart is always in your hands ~ Ren e Ahdieh,
401:But men are men; the best sometimes forget ~ William Shakespeare,
402:Change is inevitable. Forgetting is inexcusable. ~ Viola Shipman,
403:Don't forget:beautiful sunsets need cloudy skies. ~ Paulo Coelho,
404:Don't forget to tell Pedrico the head is his. ~ Ernest Hemingway,
405:Don't forget your ruler on your first day of cult! ~ Robin Sloan,
406:Forget the future. I'd worship someone who could do that. ~ Rumi,
407:How could I forget you, Darryl? You called me God. ~ Adam Gopnik,
408:If you can't define or act upon it, forget it. ~ Timothy Ferriss,
409:If you forget yourself, you become the universe. ~ Hakuin Ekaku,
410:I had support - I had started it, not to forget. ~ Yasser Arafat,
411:I live a real life so I forget to take pictures. ~ Iman Shumpert,
412:I’m more happy than not.

Don’t forget me. ~ Adam Silvera,
413:Never flinch. Never fear. And never, ever forget. ~ Jay Kristoff,
414:Remembering is easy. It's forgetting that's hard. ~ Brodi Ashton,
415:She was often in danger of forgetting what she was. ~ Hugh Howey,
416:The art is not one of forgetting but letting go ~ Rebecca Solnit,
417:The best remedy for an injury is to forget it. ~ Publilius Syrus,
418:Those who forget the past are doomed to repeat it ~ Sara Shepard,
419:those who forget the past tend to regret the future ~ Anne Tyler,
420:tht's why u mst never forget ma sister jodie ~ Jacqueline Wilson,
421:Virtue may be cheerful without forgetting its dignity. ~ Statius,
422:We kept forgetting. And we also couldn’t let go. ~ Nova Ren Suma,
423:What you cant forget... God cant remember! ~ John F MacArthur Jr,
424:When I’m behind a camera I forget I exist. ~ Robert Mapplethorpe,
425:You do more for yourself when you forget yourself. ~ Ron Kaufman,
426:You don't forget crises and neither does the Queen. ~ John Major,
427:You never forget. It must be somewhere inside you. ~ Neil Gaiman,
428:You're not someone I could forget," he murmured. ~ Susan Mallery,
429:Your memory is a monster; you forget - it doesn't. ~ John Irving,
430:Your mine, Angel, and don't you forget that. ~ Becca Fitzpatrick,
431:All Near knows.” “All Near forgets.” “Or tries. ~ Victoria Schwab,
432:A nation that forgets its past has no future. ~ Winston Churchill,
433:A therapist who rushes to help forgets to listen. ~ Noam Shpancer,
434:but I so often forget what I know! QUARANTINE ~ August Strindberg,
435:But men are men; the best sometimes forget. ~ William Shakespeare,
436:Days go by, and I don't remember not to forget.. ~ Michael Chabon,
437:Don't forget: Beautiful sunsets need cloudy Skies. ~ Paulo Coelho,
438:Drink to forget; don't forget to drink. ~ Marina and the Diamonds,
439:Even if I could forgive him, how would I forget? ~ Kristin Hannah,
440:forgetfulness can sometimes bring freedom of a sort ~ Neil Gaiman,
441:Forget how much it hurts and try again. ~Morely~ ~ Emma Gingerich,
442:Forget the past and live the present hour. ~ Sarah Knowles Bolton,
443:...forgiving is not the same as forgetting. ~ Cecily von Ziegesar,
444:For new made honor doth forget men's names. ~ William Shakespeare,
445:For new-made honor doth forget men's names. ~ William Shakespeare,
446:For us military men, it is impossible to forget. ~ Andrei Grechko,
447:However gold he shines, do not forget his fire. ~ Madeline Miller,
448:I just want to forget,’ he said, before falling ~ Paul Pilkington,
449:in the record. People would quickly forget our reason ~ Lee Child,
450:Never forget the lonely taste of the white dew.
   ~ Matsuo Basho,
451:Nobody will ever forget what I've accomplished. ~ Calvin Coolidge,
452:One forgets the fear of heights when one cannot fall ~ C E Murphy,
453:People forget facts, but they remember stories. ~ Joseph Campbell,
454:She didn’t forgive and forget, she just forgave. ~ Robert J Crane,
455:She won't forget or recover, she is inconsolable. ~ Helen Oyeyemi,
456:So easy to forget what you didn’t want to remember. ~ B A Shapiro,
457:Some things you teach yourself to remember to forget. ~ Anonymous,
458:Sometimes it is easy to forget to pay attention ~ Melissa Brayden,
459:There is much in nature against us. But we forget: ~ Robert Frost,
460:There is no safety. There is only forgetfulness. ~ Richard Powers,
461:To see is to forget the name of the thing one sees. ~ Paul Val ry,
462:We’re never going to forget our sister Jodie. ~ Jacqueline Wilson,
463:What a night to forget.
What a night to remember. ~ Amy Zhang,
464:When I forget that the stars shine in air-- ~ Philip James Bailey,
465:Winter kept us warm, covering Earth in forgetful snow ~ T S Eliot,
466:You cannot forget the past but you can forgive it. ~ Raila Odinga,
467:A guest never forgets the host who has treated him kindly. ~ Homer,
468:A nation that forgets its past has no future ~ Winston S Churchill,
469:And I survived because I made a point of forgetting. ~ Yann Martel,
470:A winner forgets he's in a race, he just loves to run. ~ Joe Pesci,
471:Blood is a powerful thing, bachem, never forget that. ~ Harper Lee,
472:Did you ever stop to think, and forget to start again? ~ A A Milne,
473:Everything is ended if you forgive and forget. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
474:Forget impressing the girl, just do it for yourself! ~ John Badham,
475:Forget the dead you've left, they will not follow you. ~ Bob Dylan,
476:Forgetting Henry’s headlamp, the Boxcar ~ Gertrude Chandler Warner,
477:God is merciful in what He sometimes lets us forget. ~ Chaim Potok,
478:He who forgets the past is doomed to repeat it. ~ Paul Christopher,
479:If there's one thing I should forget, it's him. ~ Victoria Aveyard,
480:I just wanted t forget about what my life had become ~ Stacey Lynn,
481:I'll never forget the catch he made to save the game. ~ Don Larsen,
482:I'm not a good storm-outer... because I forget stuff. ~ Kevin Hart,
483:In forgetting, they were trying to remember ~ William Peter Blatty,
484:In the digital age, don’t forget to use your digits! ~ Lynda Barry,
485:Is there a child who can forget his or her mom’s tears ~ V F Mason,
486:It is so easy to dream but so hard to forget them. ~ M F Moonzajer,
487:It's almost a mission for some people - to forget. ~ Lynne Tillman,
488:It's hard to forget someone whos given so much to remember. ~ Tyga,
489:Love yourself. Then forget it. Then, love the world. ~ Mary Oliver,
490:Mission statements are long, dull, and forgettable. ~ Guy Kawasaki,
491:My jaw dropped. Forget balls, this guy had boulders. ~ Jus Accardo,
492:Psychoanalysts and elephants, they never forget. ~ Arthur Laurents,
493:Say something enough times and you never forget it. ~ Markus Zusak,
494:To forget hard things try even harder things! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
495:To forgive heals the wound, to forget heals the scar. ~ P T Barnum,
496:To live in the needs of the day, find forgetfulness. ~ Leo Tolstoy,
497:To lose one’s name is the beginning of forgetting. ~ Keith Donohue,
498:We forget about the people we love sometimes. ~ Bernice L McFadden,
499:We often forget that growth requires sacrifice. ~ Alberto Villoldo,
500:What I do is when I go to the stage I forget about me. ~ Buddy Guy,
501:You are mine,” I whisper. “Only mine. Don’t forget it. ~ E L James,
502:You’re the most unforgettable person I’ve ever met. ~ Jill Shalvis,
503:Your husband is the boss - and don't forget it. ~ Mamie Eisenhower,
504:You’ve changed me forever. And I’ll never forget you. ~ Kiera Cass,
505:Absence makes the heart grow fonder… or forgetful. ~ James M Barrie,
506:Always aim for achievement, and forget about success. ~ Helen Hayes,
507:As if I hadn't spent a lifetime pretending to forget. ~ Kate Morton,
508:Beauty speaks to us in moments, and then we forget. ~ Bryant McGill,
509:Forget not bees in winter, though they sleep. ~ Vita Sackville West,
510:Good Friends Are Hard to Find and Impossible to Forget ~ John Green,
511:If it makes you feel better, I promise to forget. ~ Nicholas Sparks,
512:If you can’t define it or act upon it, forget it. ~ Timothy Ferriss,
513:I'm impossible to forget, but I'm hard to remember. ~ Cameron Crowe,
514:In forgetting, they were trying to remember. ~ William Peter Blatty,
515:In the digital age, don’t forget to use your digits! ~ Austin Kleon,
516:I often think we're most happy when we forget the time. ~ Pico Iyer,
517:Isn't elegance forgetting what one is wearing? ~ Yves Saint Laurent,
518:It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live. ~ J K Rowling,
519:Never forget the first three letters of confidence. ~ Anthony Marra,
520:Our memory is a monster; you forget it - it does not. ~ John Irving,
521:Readers forget that one can critique yet still admire. ~ Bell Hooks,
522:She’d been so hopeful that people would forget her. ~ Susan Mallery,
523:so he must forget himself in the dream of daily life. ~ Leo Tolstoy,
524:Sometimes forgetting was just as bad as remembering. ~ Sarah Dessen,
525:There is no such thing as forgetting,” he murmured. ~ David Morrell,
526:To Remember Is Painful, To Forget Is Impossible. ~ Maureen Connolly,
527:When you forget how bad it hurts, you feel so free. ~ Nova Ren Suma,
528:You must not forget the suspenders, Best Beloved. ~ Rudyard Kipling,
529:Did you forget our twenty-eight years together, hymen? ~ Kabi Nagata,
530:Don't forget that for now it's strawberry season ~ Clarice Lispector,
531:Forget logic, he says. Logic doesn’t know what you want. ~ Jay Asher,
532:Forget pizza,” Marc gasped. “Just want to fuck you. ~ Kelly Jamieson,
533:Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names. ~ John F Kennedy,
534:Forgiving is forgetting, in spite of remembering. ~ Dag Hammarskjold,
535:Friends always forget those whom fortune forsakes, ~ Charlotte Bront,
536:Friends always forget those whom fortune forsakes. ~ Charlotte Bront,
537:Good friends are hard to find and impossible to forget. ~ John Green,
538:I fear I lose myself among books. I forget everything. ~ C W Gortner,
539:I need to learn not just to forget but to forgive. ~ Haruki Murakami,
540:It is sometimes expedient to forget what you know. ~ Publilius Syrus,
541:It's easy to forget the good things.' Hatcher said ~ Christina Henry,
542:It's easy to forget things you don't need anymore. ~ Haruki Murakami,
543:It's not so much lest we forget, as lest we remember. ~ Alan Bennett,
544:Just don't forget that some of us watch the sunset too. ~ S E Hinton,
545:Let those who live never forget those who died! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
546:Listen to everything, forget much, correct little. ~ Pope John XXIII,
547:Never forget, Jules. The choices we make, make us. ~ Cassandra Clare,
548:Never forget, what your looking for is what is looking. ~ Wei Wu Wei,
549:Never forget who you are!’ he shouts, grips my shoulders ~ Anonymous,
550:One of life's minor satisfactions is forgetting. ~ Joyce Carol Oates,
551:Our dad was a great guy and we will never forget him. ~ Lara St John,
552:So here I am… What can my cock make you forget tonight? ~ M Robinson,
553:That you may please others you must be forgetful of yourself. ~ Ovid,
554:The important thing to remember is not to forget ~ Benny Bellamacina,
555:Those who criticize our generation forget who raised it. ~ Anonymous,
556:those who forget the past are condemned to repeat it ~ Lauren Slater,
557:true friends are hard to find and impossible to forget. ~ John Green,
558:Unhappy people can be very dangerous, don't forget that. ~ S E Lynes,
559:When somebody dies, you forget they're an asshole. ~ Karin Slaughter,
560:When your heart knows the truth, it never forgets. ~ Shannon L Alder,
561:Where you are right now blast some music and forget. ~ Andy Biersack,
562:Winter kept us warm, covering
Earth in forgetful snow ~ T S Eliot,
563:You are mine,” he whispers. “Only mine. Don’t forget it. ~ E L James,
564:You cannot cure sclerosis, but you can forget it. ~ Faina Ranevskaya,
565:You live and learn. Then you die and forget it all. ~ George Foreman,
566:You make me forget everything. You are the best therapy. ~ E L James,
567:You're going to women? Don't forget your whip! ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
568:A good memory is one trained to forget the trivial. ~ Clifton Fadiman,
569:Are you visiting women? Do not forget your whip ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
570:Before I forget, where do you keep your chili recipe? ~ Sarah Brianne,
571:Carnal knowledge is as forgettable as the other kinds. ~ Mason Cooley,
572:Don't forget: there is no homosexuality in China! ~ David Henry Hwang,
573:Don't forget your eyes
because I inhabit them ~ Alejandra Pizarnik,
574:Forget this world and all its troubles and if possible ~ Ada Lovelace,
575:Forgetting extermination is part of extermination. ~ Jean Baudrillard,
576:Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.. ~ John F Kennedy,
577:Friends always forget those whom fortune forsakes. ~ Charlotte Bronte,
578:Girls are just as clever as boys, and don't you forget it! ~ E Nesbit,
579:Hot oil! We need hot oil!... Forget the water balloons! ~ Gary Larson,
580:How can you forgive if you can’t remember to forget? ~ Jonathan Nolan,
581:I could forget that part, but it had to have been true. ~ Deb Caletti,
582:I do remember, and then when I try to remember, I forget. ~ A A Milne,
583:I keep forgetting you’re technologically challenged. ~ Colleen Hoover,
584:I'm terribly forgetful. I've lost laptops, cell-phones. ~ Ryan Tedder,
585:In making dinner for a friend, don't forget the love. ~ Jeanne Moreau,
586:It made her forget everything, even if for just a minute. ~ T K Leigh,
587:It's like learning to ride a unicorn. You never forget. ~ Eoin Colfer,'s sad day when you forget your purpose in life. ~ Karen Hawkins,
589:I will remember and recover,
not forgive and forget. ~ J K Rowling,
590:Let us forget with generosity those who cannot love us ~ Pablo Neruda,
591:Love yourself. Then forget it.
Then, love the world. ~ Mary Oliver,
592:May the angels protect you, and sadness forget you. ~ Madonna Ciccone,
593:Once you're in the game, you forget about everything. ~ Manu Ginobili,
594:Protector’s bastard, never forget. The Waynwoods are very ~ Anonymous,
595:Romance makes people forget themselves, do silly things ~ Kate Morton,
596:…she endeavoured to forget what she could not overlook… ~ Jane Austen,
597:Some days I forget that my skin is not a panic room. ~ Rudy Francisco,
598:The ecstasy is so short but the forgetting is so long. ~ Walt Whitman,
599:The rapidity with which we forget is astonishing. So, ~ Dale Carnegie,
600:Those who criticize our generation forget who raised it. ~ Bill Cosby,
601:To ease another’s heartache is to forget one’s own. ~ Abraham Lincoln,
602:We cannot simply forgive and forget, nor should we. ~ Sharon Salzberg,
603:We don't forget, but something vacant settles in us. ~ Roland Barthes,
604:We don’t forget, but something vacant settles in us. ~ Roland Barthes,
605:We forget that IMPOSSIBLE is one of God's favorite words ~ Max Lucado,
606:We may with advantage at times forget what we know. ~ Publilius Syrus,
607:Who could forget him? Zachariah was a thing of beauty. ~ Sarina Bowen,
608:You have to forgive to forget, and forget, to feel again. ~ Anonymous,
609:All I ask is that you do your best, and forget the rest. ~ Tony Horton,
610:A lot of people can forget about you in Los Angeles. ~ Viggo Mortensen,
611:A person never forgets the landscape of their childhood. ~ Kate Morton,
612:Because if we forget, we are guilty, we are accomplices. ~ Elie Wiesel,
613:Do I have to know rules and all that crap? Then forget it. ~ John Daly,
614:Do not forget to drink a lot of water to stay feeling good. ~ Josie Ho,
615:Don't forget who you are and where you come from. ~ F Scott Fitzgerald,
616:Everyone likes a good quote - don't forget to share. ~ Abraham Lincoln,
617:Forget about the ones who set you up to see you fall. ~ David Levithan,
618:Forget about yourncompetitors, just focus on your customers. ~ Jack Ma,
619:Forget every touch or sound that did not teach you how to dance ~ Rumi,
620:Forget Jesus, the stars died so you could be born. ~ Lawrence M Krauss,
621:Forget you are a man. Loose the animal you hide inside. ~ Pamela Clare,
622:I can teach you a lesson you won't forget in a hurry ~ Terry Pratchett,
623:I don't want to forget the last time you touched me. ~ Haruki Murakami,
624:If a figure doesn't look back at you, you forget it. ~ Nathan Oliveira,
625:If we drink of this cup, we shall forget the whole world. ~ Baha-ullah,
626:I knew I'd have to forget that, ignore what could be. ~ Jill Santopolo,
627:I may be dead but I’m a dead witch. And we don’t forget. ~ Neil Gaiman,
628:It's the things we forget about that tell us who we are. ~ Don DeLillo,
629:I would like to reach a balance and forget a few things. ~ Mick Jagger,
630:Love your enemy. But don't forget he is not your friend ~ Paulo Coelho,
631:Men for the sake of getting a living forget to live. ~ Margaret Fuller,
632:Never forget that all you have is all you need. ~ Sarah Ban Breathnach,
633:Never forget the strength it took to free yourself. ~ Jessica Sorensen,
634:Never forget why you're really doing what you're doing. ~ Derek Sivers,
635:Pray you now forget, and forgive: I am old and foolish, ~ Jean Hegland,
636:Sometimes I wish I knew how to go crazy. I forget how. ~ Philip K Dick,
637:To forget the wrongs you receive, is to remedy them. ~ Publilius Syrus,
638:Umbrellas are so small and sad and easy to forget. ~ Stephanie Perkins,
639:When the past is forgotten, the present is unforgettable ~ Martin Amis,
640:When the remembering was done, the forgetting could begin. ~ Sara Zarr,
641:You can always forgive, you just can't really forget. ~ Brian Littrell,
642:You can forget facts but you cannot forget understanding. ~ Eric Mazur,
643:You can forget who you are if you're alone too much. ~ Margaret Atwood,
644:You know, forget thinking. There's nothing to figure out. ~ Kate Perry,
645:All the trouble starts when people forget they're human. ~ Oliver Sacks,
646:And we forget because we must and not because we will. ~ Matthew Arnold,
647:A person never forgets the landscape of their childhood'. ~ Kate Morton,
648:At the end of the day, don't forget that you're a person. ~ Indra Nooyi,
649:Blood is a powerful thing, bachem, never forget that. ~ Khaled Hosseini,
650:But forgetting's not something you do, it happens to you. ~ John Fowles,
651:But the thing about remembering is that you don't forget. ~ Tim O Brien,
652:Don't forget the little people, even when you want to. ~ Jesse Petersen,
653:Forget hydrogen, forget hydrogen, forget hydrogen. ~ R James Woolsey Jr,
654:Forget space exploration. The mind is the next frontier. ~ Laurel Dewey,
655:If I have something I like to forget, then I forget it. ~ Gena Rowlands,
656:I shall come after you. I shall not forget you. ~ Harriet Beecher Stowe,
657:It is easy to promise, and alas! How easy to forget! ~ Alfred de Musset,
658:It is only when we forget our learning that we begin to know. ~ Thoreau,
659:I try to forget that only this morning I had lost control. ~ Kyra Davis,
660:I was born when I met you, now I'm dying to forget you ~ Brandi Carlile,
661:Just a few words on time management: forget all about it. ~ Tim Ferriss,
662:Life cannot go on without a great deal of forgetting. ~ Honor de Balzac,
663:Love forgets wrongs so that there is hope for the future. ~ John Bevere,
664:Love your enemy. But don't forget he is not your friend. ~ Paulo Coelho,
665:May we awaken from forgetfulness and realize our true home. ~ Nhat Hanh,
666:One never forgets faces one wholeheartedly detests. ~ Carlos Ruiz Zafon,
667:O teach me how I should forget to think (1.1.224) ~ William Shakespeare,
668:Sometimes the world ends and forgets to take you with it. ~ Jewel E Ann,
669:The key to success in politics: Never forget, seldom forgive. ~ Ed Koch,
670:Those who forget the past are condemned to repeat it. ~ Chuck Palahniuk,
671:To confer dignity, forgive. To express contempt, forget. ~ Mason Cooley,
672:We all have different reasons for forgetting to breathe ~ Andrea Gibson,
673:We forget that what matters begins with the imagination. ~ Terry Brooks,
674:When I forget how talented God is, I look to the sea. ~ Whoopi Goldberg,
675:When you forget about the how, go back to the why. ~ Charlotte Eriksson,
676:Wisdom is founded on memory; happiness on forgetfulness. ~ Mason Cooley,
677:You feel real good, Lana. Makes me forget everything else ~ Abbi Glines,
678:Age is foolish and forgetful when it underestimates youth. ~ J K Rowling,
679:Anniversaries are lies if we forget why the confetti flies. ~ Gerard Way,
680:A society that forgets about art risks loslng its soul. ~ Camille Paglia,
681:Forever does not make loss forgettable, only bearable. ~ Cassandra Clare,
682:Forget about winning and losing, forget about pride and pain ~ Bruce Lee,
683:Forget ideas, Mr. Author.
What kind of pen do you use? ~ Stephen Fry,
684:He that will forget God, will also forget his benefactors. ~ Elizabeth I,
685:If you forget who you've become remember who you are ~ Benny Bellamacina,
686:I have your back, OK? Don’t forget that. I won’t let you. ~ Karina Halle,
687:I'm always happy," Sasha said. "Sometimes I just forget. ~ Jennifer Egan,
688:I’m always happy,” Sasha said. “Sometimes I just forget. ~ Jennifer Egan,
689:I remember the quality of the pain. You don't forget it. ~ Paula Hawkins,
690:It's easy to forget that life is the greatest gift of all ~ Karli Perrin,
691:I've been down this road before and yeah I skidded but forget it ~ Drake,
692:Let us never forget the duty, which we have taken upon us ~ Adolf Hitler,
693:Let us not become so cautious that we forget to live ~ Elizabeth Gilbert,
694:Love your enemy. But don't forget: he is not your friend. ~ Paulo Coelho,
695:Never forget:
we walk on hell,
gazing at flowers. ~ Kobayashi Issa,
696:Never, never, never. I am never going to forget you. ~ Alexandra Bracken,
697:No one forgets the truth; they just get better at lying. ~ Richard Yates,
698:One can only forget about time by making use of it. ~ Charles Baudelaire,
699:People forget ideas; they don't forget the real presence. ~ Henri Nouwen,
700:People forget the good, because the bad has more punch. ~ Louise Erdrich,
701:Remembering. Forgetting. I'm not sure which is worse. ~ Kelley Armstrong,
702:Remember, your words are your power. Never forget your words ~ Lang Leav,
703:Repress the memories. That’s the ticket to sanity. Forget. ~ Bobby Adair,
704:Sometimes it's good to be sad, Merry. Don't forget that. ~ Paul Tremblay,
705:Take without forgetting, and give without remembering. ~ Bryant H McGill,
706:Talking about it makes it real again, harder to forget. ~ Brandy Colbert,
707:Things don't go away just because you choose to forget them. ~ Teju Cole,
708:To study the self is to forget the self. Mi casa, su casa. ~ Phil Knight,
709:We all have different reasons for forgetting to breathe. ~ Andrea Gibson,
710:We look so much on color that we forget about the soul. ~ Kendrick Lamar,
711:We set this house on fire forgetting that we live within. ~ Jim Harrison,
712:You know that I could as soon forget you as my existence! ~ Emily Bronte,
713:You probably don't realize this, but you're hard to forget. ~ Lex Martin,
714:You should never forget. But you should try to forgive. ~ Michelle Madow,
715:Always forgive your enemies but never forget their names ~ John F Kennedy,
716:At every occasion in your life, do not forget to commune with ~ Epictetus,
717:Don't forget to bring your sense of humor to your labor. ~ Ina May Gaskin,
718:Family is the one blessing we sometimes forget to count. ~ Sheila Roberts,
719:Fear can be a good thing. Fear doesn't let you forget. ~ Victoria Aveyard,
720:Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, ~ Anonymous,
721:Forget what hurt you but never forget what it thaught you. ~ Mason Cooley,
722:Forget your mistakes but remember what they taught you ~ Vannetta Chapman,
723:Genius is what makes us forget the master's talent. ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein,
724:he did not sleep, but sank into blank forgetfulness. ~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky,
725:Humility is constant forgetfulness of one's achievements. ~ John Climacus,
726:If a man cannot forget, he will never amount to much. ~ Soren Kierkegaard,
727:If you ever forget you are a Jew a goy will remind you. ~ Bernard Malamud,
728:If you go to see the woman, do not forget the whip. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
729:I never deny. I never contradict. I sometimes forget. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
730:In real life, you don't get to choose what you forget. ~ Jonathan Tropper,
731:I suppose it's one way to forget what's going on around them ~ Kiera Cass,
732:It's amazing what a haircut and forgetting to shave will do. ~ David Cook,
733:...I watch her so much that I forget it's raining at all. ~ J A Redmerski,
734:I wish we could keep on forgetting to remember ourselves. ~ Julie Buxbaum,
735:I would have taught her a les­son she wouldn't forget! ~ Robert Pattinson,
736:Let us not become so cautious that we forget to live. ~ Elizabeth Gilbert,
737:live in a world of nothing. Hello. World. You will forget me. ~ Anonymous,
738:Never forget a customer. Never let a customer forget you ~ Frank Bettger,
739:Never forget that justice is what love looks like in public ~ Cornel West,
740:Never forget your dialogue with God, it is your strength. ~ Tariq Ramadan,
741:Nobody takes a picture of something they want to forget. ~ Robin Williams,
742:no good ever comes of a man who forgets an old friend ~ Mikhail Lermontov,
743:Of what significance are the things you can forget. ~ Henry David Thoreau,
744:Remember, your words are your power. Never forget your words. ~ Lang Leav,
745:Sometimes forgetting is the gift that we give ourselves ~ Dathan Auerbach,
746:Some writers write to forget. Some forget to write. ~ Mokokoma Mokhonoana,
747:The critics tend to forget their own answers after a while ~ Gina Gershon,
748:Wall Street people learn nothing and forget everything. ~ Benjamin Graham,
749:We need to forget about mistakes and take the positives. ~ Steven Gerrard,
750:We pardon infidelities, but we do not forget them. ~ Madame de La Fayette,
751:You are so brave and quiet I forget you are suffering. ~ Ernest Hemingway,
752:You forget, time doesn't exist anymore. You gave it to me. ~ Gayle Forman,
753:young seeds that have not seen sun forget and drown easily. ~ Audre Lorde,
754:altogether, choosing to forget this place once and for all. ~ Ania Ahlborn,
755:And one thing the author must not forget: his purpose. ~ S ren Kierkegaard,
756:Because if we forget, we are guilty, we are accomplices. And ~ Elie Wiesel,
757:Creativity is suspended between memory and forgetting. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
758:Do not forget that small daily actions do or undo character. ~ Oscar Wilde,
759:Don't brood on the past, but don't forget it either. ~ Thomas Head Raddall,
760:Forgetfulness is the darkness, mindfulness is the light. ~ Thich Nhat Hanh,
761:Forget the face of God, and forget your own name is Beloved. ~ Ann Voskamp,
762:...forgetting is vastly underrated as a mental operation. ~ Michael Pollan,
763:Forget your mistakes but remember what they taught you. ~ Vannetta Chapman,
764:I just wanna make the world dance, forget about the price tags. ~ Jessie J,
765:I'll forget about you long enough to forget why I need to ~ Matt Nathanson,
766:I love you like there’s no tomorrow. Don’t ever forget that, ~ Carian Cole,
767:I love you like there’s no tomorrow. Don’t ever forget that. ~ Carian Cole,
768:I'm not like that smart. I like, forget stuff all the time. ~ Paris Hilton,
769:I remember old Elvis when he forgot to remember to forget. ~ George Strait,
770:Irish Alzheimer's: you forget everything except the grudges ~ Judy Collins,
771:I would remember him always. He would forget me tomorrow. ~ Pepper Winters,
772:Let's not forget how beautiful simply washing dishes can be. ~ Noah Hawley,
773:Live in the present, forget the past. Give up hopes of future. ~ Sivananda,
774:Love me or hate me but your never going to forget me ~ William Shakespeare,
775:Man should forget his anger before he lies down to sleep. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
776:Man Swims in Shark Infested Waters, Forgets He's Shark Food. ~ Gary Larson,
777:Memory embellishes Life. Forgetfulness makes it possible. ~ Romare Bearden,
778:Men were stupid to forget what good sleuths women could be. ~ Edan Lepucki,
779:Never forget that justice is what love looks like in public. ~ Cornel West,
780:Never forget, the most vulnerable spot is down the middle. ~ Julian Barnes,
781:Old habits are hard to forget, and old fears are habits. ~ Raymond E Feist,
782:Our struggle is also a struggle of memory against forgetting. ~ bell hooks,
783:Remember the to-do list but don't forget the to-be list. ~ Richard Branson,
784:The danger is forgetting about those who came before us. ~ Chris Philbrook,
785:The world must know what happened, and never forget. ~ Dwight D Eisenhower,
786:Though the meek shall inherit the earth, but don't forget: ~ Kelvin Mercer,
787:We cannot forget joy. No matter how deep our rage and pain. ~ Nalini Singh,
788:We forget what we have heard if we do not write it down. ~ Dante Alighieri,
789:When you got a condition, it's bad to forget your medicine. ~ Frank Miller,
790:You probably wouldn't remember. I probably couldn't forget. ~ Steve Miller,
791:Your goal as an entrepreneur should be to be unforgettable—for ~ S J Scott,
792:A good forgettery is a happier possession than a good memory. ~ Myrtle Reed,
793:Always forgive your enemies, but never forget their names. ~ Robert Kennedy,
794:And dare love that, and say so too, And forget the He and She. ~ John Donne,
795:But old men are guilty if they forget what it was to be young ~ J K Rowling,
796:But remember what I said about forgetting what I said? ~ Pseudonymous Bosch,
797:Doing the Muppet Show you forget about conventional filming. ~ Peter Mayhew,
798:Do not
forget duty. But choose love when you can. ~ Cinda Williams Chima,
799:Forgetfulness transforms every occurrence into a non-occurrence. ~ Plutarch,
800:Forgetting is as integral to memory as death is to life. ~ Rabih Alameddine,
801:Forget your sadness, anger, grudges, and hatred. Let them ~ Masaaki Hatsumi,
802:Good things are always coming; sometimes we just forget it. ~ Damien Echols,
803:Historical mythmaking is made possible only by forgetting. ~ Nancy Isenberg,
804:If you don't judge my gold chains, I'll forget the iron chains. ~ LL Cool J,
805:I like to act because I can forget about everything else. ~ David Morrissey,
806:I'll never forget my wedding day... they threw vitamin pills ~ Groucho Marx,
807:I’m a psychic amnesiac. I know in advance what I’ll forget. ~ Steven Wright,
808:Indescribable. Raunchy and Unforgettable. — Margaret Smith ~ Scarlett Avery,
809:I think I'm just a summer fling that people will soon forget. ~ John Oliver,
810:It’s not your fault. Life is a gift. Don’t forget to live it. ~ Nicola Yoon,
811:Like first love, the heart of Russia will not forget you. ~ Fyodor Tyutchev,
812:Memory is the thing you forget with. ~ Alexander Chase, Perspectives, 1966.,
813:Never forget that only dead fish swim with the stream. ~ Malcolm Muggeridge,
814:No good ever becomes of a man who forgets an old friend ~ Mikhail Lermontov,
815:One of the great enemies of hope is forgetting God's promises. ~ John Piper,
816:Our tragedy is that we forget it might be someone else first. ~ Holly Black,
817:Promise you won't forget me, ever. Not even when I'm a hundred. ~ A A Milne,
818:Recalling, for me, is a great way of living, so not to forget. ~ Hilton Als,
819:Sixty-four has a way of forgetting what twenty-one was like. ~ Stephen King,
820:Sometimes Ceony wished he would forget she was a lady. ~ Charlie N Holmberg,
821:To be alive is the strange and wondrous miracle we forget. ~ Atticus Poetry,
822:To postpone unpleasantness is human; to forget it is divine. ~ Mason Cooley,
823:We cannot describe sound, but we cannot forget it either. ~ Igor Stravinsky,
824:We forget our pleasures, we remember our sufferings ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero,
825:We must not forget that the soul grows by being given away. ~ Rodney Collin,
826:when i'm right no ones remembers, when i'm wrong no ones forget ~ Anonymous,
827:you are so brave & quiet i forget you are suffering. ~ Ernest Hemingway,
828:You have to be a special kind of stupid to forget to eat. ~ Marsha Warfield,
829:A great mind is one that can forget or look beyond itself. ~ William Hazlitt,
830:but I remember the quality of the pain. You don’t forget it. ~ Paula Hawkins,
831:Cinema should make you forget you are sitting in a theater. ~ Roman Polanski,
832:Detailed surrender: a surrender which does not forget anything. ~ The Mother,
833:Don't ever forget the history. It will make and change who we are. ~ Sukarno,
834:Forget aging. If you're six feet above ground, it's a good day. ~ Faith Hill,
835:Forget normal.” He grinned. “We’re going to be extraordinary. ~ Claudia Gray,
836:Forget that I remember And dream that I forget. ~ Algernon Charles Swinburne,
837:Good for you. Never forgive. Never forget. That’s my motto. ~ Liane Moriarty,
838:guess we fake it,” Janine said. “Till we forget we’re faking. ~ Jodi Picoult,
839:Hate your next-door neighbor, but don't forget to say grace. ~ Barry McGuire,
840:History honors the unique minority the majority cannot forget. ~ Suzy Kassem,
841:I'll never forget you," I said. "I could never forget you. ~ Haruki Murakami,
842:I never deny. I never contradict. I sometimes forget.
   ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
843:I will never forget your fire. I can't wait to see what you do. ~ Kiera Cass,
844:I worked so hard for that first kiss, and a heart don't forget. ~ Tim McGraw,
845:Lovely, forgettable faces, born to flirt and fuck and die. ~ Chuck Palahniuk,
846:Make sure you know what makes you happy, and don’t forget it. ~ Derek Sivers,
847:Never Forget. A country is it's people.- King Nefertari Cobra ~ Eiichiro Oda,
848:Only by not forgetting the past can we be the master of the future. ~ Ba Jin,
849:Pain and happiness are simply conditions of the ego. Forget the ego. ~ Laozi,
850:thank him.  We can’t have him forgetting about you.”   “But ~ Charlie Fenton,
851:...that the quickest relief will come in forgetting. ~ Christina Baker Kline,
852:The very effort to forget teaches us to remember. ~ Letitia Elizabeth Landon,
853:We forget our pleasures, we remember our sufferings. ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero,
854:We forget to remain focused on the things that really matter. ~ Pope Francis,
855:When you go to prison they forget it's your Constitution, too. ~ Jimmy Hoffa,
856:When you know love then that is the time you forget hate. ~ Stephen Richards,
857:With children the clock is reset. We forget what came before ~ Jhumpa Lahiri,
858:You forget, darling.
I am the local psychopath. ~ Kelley Armstrong,
859:Your time is precious, and your company is unforgettable. ~ Sahndra Fon Dufe,
860:You've got to enjoy whatever you can and forget about the rest. ~ Judy Blume,
861:You want to change the world? Forget politics. Learn to code. ~ Marcus Sakey,
862:You wouldn't believe how fast people can forget about someone. ~ Ally Condie,
863:A noble spirit finds a cure for injustice in forgetting it. ~ Publilius Syrus,
864:Every time I ask her to explain her job, I forget to listen. ~ Liane Moriarty,
865:Forget about Nobel prizes; they aren't really very important. ~ Herbert Simon,
866:Forget about the reasons why you can't in life and start to try ~ Hilary Duff,
867:Forget bad deeds, even the good we do are full of mistakes. ~ Nouman Ali Khan,
868:Forget not your past, for in the future it may help you grow ~ James M Barrie,
869:Forgetting about something made it go away permanently, right? ~ Rose Pressey,
870:Forgiveness is what we all need to forget the past, even if we ~ Chris Colfer,
871:Friendship never forgets. That is the wonderful thing about it. ~ Oscar Wilde,
872:If loving could be so easy, then why is forgetting so touch? ~ Vinit K Bansal,
873:I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand. ~ Confucius,
874:I just want to create situations where people forget time. ~ Marina Abramovic,
875:I’m like that. Either I forget right away or I never forget. ~ Samuel Beckett,
876:I never forget a face, but in your case I'll make an exception. ~ Oscar Wilde,
877:I still forget, sometimes, that I am no longer 12 years old. ~ Eugene Ionesco,
878:I still forget, sometimes, that I am no longer 12 years old. ~ Eug ne Ionesco,
879:I've forgotten many things, but I'll never forget a melody. ~ Michael Jackson,
880:Ive obviously got one of those faces that people can forget. ~ Hattie Morahan,
881:I will never forget the vision of Jamie walking towards me. ~ Nicholas Sparks,
882:I wish I had amnesia so I could forget what you look like. ~ Lucy Christopher,
883:Jewish Alzheimer's is forgetting everything except a grudge. ~ Maureen Lipman,
884:Keep it simple, when you get too complex you forget the obvious. ~ Al McGuire,
885:Love imperfectly. Be a love idiot. Let yourself forget any love ideal. ~ Sark,
886:Never forget me, because if I thought you would, I'd never leave. ~ A A Milne,
887:Never forget: we are alive within mysteries." - Wendell Berry ~ Wendell Berry,
888:No old man forgets where he has hidden his treasure. ~ Gabriel Garc a M rquez,
889:No word matters. But man forgets reality and remembers words. ~ Roger Zelazny,
890:Nyx was a lot of things, but forgettable wasn't one of them. ~ Kameron Hurley,
891:Once elected, the President 'forgets' all about his promises. ~ Andre Vltchek,
892:One cannot too soon forget his errors and misdemeanors. ~ Henry David Thoreau,
893:People tend to forget their duties but remember their rights. ~ Indira Gandhi,
894:Please... please... dont let me forget how to reed and rite... ~ Daniel Keyes,
895:Read. Forget everything you've been told about books and read. ~ Paulo Coelho,
896:Remind a man of what he remembers, and you will make him forget it. ~ Plautus,
897:Resisting God’s promises will make us forget God’s presence. ~ Lysa TerKeurst,
898:Some things are easier to forget than other things, I'm noticing. ~ Amy Zhang,
899:the horses running
until they forget that they are horses. ~ Richard Siken,
900:The stars will go out before I forget you, Mark Blackthorn. ~ Cassandra Clare,
901:They are words you don't easily forget: I don't have good news. ~ Joel Siegel,
902:To forget all about your mistakes adds to them perhaps. ~ Henry David Thoreau,
903:To forget the dead would be akin to killing them a second time. ~ Elie Wiesel,
904:To see we must forget the name of the thing we are looking at. ~ Claude Monet,
905:True humility is more like self-forgetfulness than false modesty. ~ C S Lewis,
906:When we forget about the Spirit, we really are forgetting God. ~ Francis Chan,
907:When you walk with naked feet, how can you ever forget the Earth? ~ Carl Jung,
908:You don't need to know my name. You'll forget it soon enough. ~ Norihiro Yagi,
909:You might forget a story, but you can never unhear a story. ~ Gregory Maguire,
910:You’re so goddamn beautiful. And you’re mine. Don’t forget it. ~ Meghan March,
911:Your whole life is ahead of you. Don't you ever forget that. ~ Jackie Collins,
912:You wear a mask for so long, you forget who you were beneath it. ~ Alan Moore,
913:You will forget me soon. Oh dear one, hate me rather than forget. ~ W B Yeats,
914:And agreement only comes a little later, with the forgetting. ~ Samuel Beckett,
915:Baby I'll never forget none of that. Girl I told you I was comin back. ~ Drake,
916:Being fit will keep you mentally sharp and people forget that. ~ Peter Shilton,
917:Chanel was a workaholic. She must have had a lot to forget. ~ Marlene Dietrich,
918:Completely forget about the mind and you will do all things well ~ Takuan Soho,
919:Don’t ever forget those words.
I love you, brother.
Jake ~ Kate McCarthy,
920:Don’t forget to make a curve when the road makes a curve! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
921:Don't hurry, don't worry, and don't forget to smell the flowers. ~ Travis Rice,
922:Everest? Don't forget it's really just a big pile of rocks. ~ David Breashears,
923:everybody becomes a healer the moment he forgets about himself. ~ Henry Miller,
924:Every morning we have a choice -- forget our dreams or live them. ~ Seth Gabel,
925:Forget luxury; as a great company you have to keep evolving. ~ Angela Ahrendts,
926:Forget that blind ambition, and learn to trust your intuition. ~ Jimmy Buffett,
927:Forget the secrets of success, use Cosmic Ordering instead. ~ Stephen Richards,
928:Forget what you are supposed to do, do what you want to do. ~ Ginnifer Goodwin,
929:If only there was medicine that could make you forget memories. ~ Abigail Boyd,
930:I keep forgetting that rules are only for little nice people. ~ Bill Watterson,
931:I'm so busy these days. I forget everything but my lines. ~ Christopher Meloni,
932:Keep all your personalities out of your work. Forget and forgive. ~ Ford Frick,
933:Let us never forget this, he is pure mercy, let us go to Jesus! ~ Pope Francis,
934:Never forget that anticipation is an important part of life. ~ Nicholas Sparks,
935:Never let the things you want make you forget the things you have. ~ Anonymous,
936:One forgets that one is one. I must try to remember this. ~ Mark Z Danielewski,
937:One may forgive infidelity, but one does not forget it. ~ Madame de La Fayette,
938:Part of him wanted to remember; part of him needed to forget. ~ Larry McMurtry,
939:She makes me forget to breathe. She makes me forget everything. ~ Lauren Layne,
940:Sixty-four has a way of forgetting what twenty-one was like. So ~ Stephen King,
941:Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn. ~ Xunzi,
942:There's some nights I can't remember with friends I can't forget. ~ Toby Keith,
943:the self expands through acts of self forgetfulness. ~ Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi,
944:those who cower forget how to stand and, in time, can only crawl ~ Dean Koontz,
945:To see, we must forget the name of the thing we are looking at. ~ Claude Monet,
946:We're so obsessed with [big] data, we forget how to interpret it. ~ danah boyd,
947:What are you supposed to do when you forget what normal feels like? ~ Amy Reed,
948:What is the secret of life?” I asked. “I forget,” said Sandra. ~ Kurt Vonnegut,
949:While carrying responsibilities, never forget to smile. ~ Mata Amritanandamayi,
950:With the right music you can forget anything or remember everything. ~ Unknown,
951:Women forgive injuries, but never forget slights. ~ Thomas Chandler Haliburton,
952:You can't erase what you know. You can't forget who you are. ~ Sandra Cisneros,
953:You forget the bad things. Why would you want to remember them? ~ James Smythe,
954:Because I didn't want to forget was the heart and soul of poetry. ~ Andr Aciman,
955:Caring about policy is important - people in washington forget. ~ Tabitha Soren,
956:Don't forget to balance optimism with fact and belief with reality. ~ Joe Kraus,
957:Forget about shortcuts. Instead, enjoy the wonders of your path. ~ Paulo Coelho,
958:Forget startup companies. The next frontier is startup countries. ~ Peter Thiel,
959:Forget the oracle. You don't like your destiny? Write a new one. ~ Rick Riordan,
960:Forgetting is natural, remembering is the effort one makes. ~ William Kentridge,
961:Forgetting is the great secret of strong and creative lives. ~ Honore de Balzac,
962:He wanted to enter into, or to forget, the chaos at his center. ~ James Baldwin,
963:If it's hard to remember, it'll be difficult to forget. ~ Arnold Schwarzenegger,
964:If you're going to learn, you need to forget what you know. ~ Christopher Moore,
965:If you want it, measure it. If you can't measure it, forget it. ~ Peter Drucker,
966:I'll never forget the fall colors on the Berkshires. ~ William Standish Knowles,
967:In all your prayers forget not to thank the Lord for his mercies. ~ John Bunyan,
968:It’s too painful to remember”; “It’s even more painful to forget”; ~ Val Emmich,
969:I've got "Sometimers." Sometimes I remember and sometimes I forget. ~ Spike Lee,
970:I will never forget that moments, or the moments that came after ~ Sara Shepard,
971:Let go of your past, but never forget what it has taught you. ~ Boonaa Mohammed,
972:Let’s take a sentimental journey. Don’t forget to bleed. I have. ~ Ted Berrigan,
973:Life is a shipwreck but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats. ~ Voltaire,
974:Man reckons with immortality, and forgets to reckon with death. ~ Milan Kundera,
975:Men are fools who forget what really matters while time goes by. ~ Janet Morris,
976:Men forget, but never forgive; women forgive, but never forget. ~ Robert Jordan,
977:My memory is so bad that many times I forget my own name. ~ Miguel de Cervantes,
978:Never shall I forget those flames that consumed my faith forever. ~ Elie Wiesel,
979:People want to forget the impossible. It makes their world safer. ~ Neil Gaiman,
980:Remember: If you see something, say nothing, and drink to forget. ~ Joseph Fink,
981:The future you shall know when it has come; before then, forget it. ~ Aeschylus,
982:The more you forget yourself, the more Jesus will think of you. ~ Mother Teresa,
983:...the scariest secret of all, the past we’re trying to forget. ~ Lauren Oliver,
984:Trust in your heart, but never forget that you're in the desert. ~ Paulo Coelho,
985:We have no right ever to forget that psychological warfare ~ Mikhail Gorbachev,
986:What made it special made it dangerous, so I bury it... and forget. ~ Kate Bush,
987:When befriended, remember it; when you befriend, forget it. ~ Benjamin Franklin,
988:Whoo!! What a day. I'm gonna drink tang until I forget it all. ~ Jhonen V squez,
989:Why is it that we are born remembering, and live forgetting? ~ Elise M Boulding,
990:Without forgetting it is quite impossible to live at all. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
991:You cannot teach a man how to forget fear. It is a rare quality ~ Simon Scarrow,
992:You can’t have art if you spend all your time forgetting pain. ~ Meredith Russo,
993:You don't forget the movies, but you forget the details of them. ~ Sissy Spacek,
994:But the truth is, if everyone forgets about us, we fade away. ~ C Robert Cargill,
995:Child of God, you cost Christ too much for him to forget you. ~ Charles Spurgeon,
996:Don't get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life. ~ Dolly Parton,
997:Don't get so caught up in looking behind you forget to look ahead. ~ Ilsa J Bick,
998:Faced with a collective forgetting, we must fight to remember. ~ Reni Eddo Lodge,
999:Forget and forgive. This is not difficult when properly understood. ~ Mark Twain,
1000:Forget yesterday, live for today. Tomorrow will take care of itself. ~ Rick Ross,
1001:Forgiving is not forgetting. Forgiving is remembering without pain. ~ Celia Cruz,
1002:For me the criterion of a good photograph is that it is unforgettable. ~ Brassai,
1003:He wants to be noticed. He’s incapable of being forgettable. ~ Alexandra Christo,
1004:I could forget everything I'd lost, because I'd never had it. ~ Ursula K Le Guin,
1005:I didn't want to forget him. Maybe I didn't want him to forget me. ~ Mitch Albom,
1006:If you suddenly want me to act with Son Dongwoon one-on-one, forget it! ~ Yoseob,
1007:I just don't want to forget this first day of the rest of my life! ~ Dave Pelzer,
1008:I just want to bury myself in you and just forget everything but us. ~ E L James,
1009:I never forget those who do me a favor, and I never forget those who don't! ~ JR,
1010:In Heaven you forget everything. In Hell they make you remember. ~ Stewart O Nan,
1011:It is when a people forget God, that tyrants forge their chains. ~ Patrick Henry,
1012:It’s the forgetting that allows trash like them to come back. ~ George Pelecanos,
1013:It wasn't the forgetting Caleb didn't like, it was the remembering ~ C J Roberts,
1014:Lesson learned. I was a monster. I would never forget that again. ~ Julie Kagawa,
1015:Modern women ... they don't sew your pockets ... forget that. ~ Charles Bukowski,
1016:needed to get shit-faced and forget everything that had happened. ~ Alan Russell,
1017:Never forget that what becomes timeless was once truly new. ~ Nicolas Ghesquiere,
1018:Never forget what a person says to you when they are angry. ~ Henry Ward Beecher,
1019:Rule No.1: Never lose money. Rule No.2: Never forget rule No.1. ~ Warren Buffett,
1020:Sitting with the woman of your dreams and forgetting what her name is. ~ Pusha T,
1021:someone who loves you when you forget to love yourself.’ She looked ~ Mary Grand,
1022:The bully and his victim never quite forget their first relations. ~ E M Forster,
1023:The bully and the victim never quite forget their first relations. ~ E M Forster,
1024:The eye records. The eye takes vivid, unforgettable pictures. ~ John D MacDonald,
1025:The married should not forget that to speak of love begets love. ~ Blaise Pascal,
1026:Those who can forget the past are way ahead of the rest of us. ~ Chuck Palahniuk,
1027:We forget that we are all dead men conversing with dead men. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
1028:We have searched the wide world over and not found forgetfulness. ~ Fritz Leiber,
1029:We understand the value of forgetting, the lure of reinvention. ~ Kristin Hannah,
1030:Yes, ‘and don’t forget the soy or you’ll be fired.’ Got it. ~ Jennifer Blackwood,
1031:All the wickedness in the world begins with an act of forgetting. ~ Mark Buchanan,
1032:Along the journey we commonly forget its goal. —Friedrich Nietzsche ~ Steve Blank,
1033:A man who does not forget an agreement is resolved and honorable man. ~ Confucius,
1034:Apparently it'll all settle down and they'll forget about it soon. ~ Dominic West,
1035:A science that hesitates to forget its founders is lost. ~ Alfred North Whitehead,
1036:But let us persevere in what we have resolved, before we forget. ~ Samuel Beckett,
1037:Don't forget where you came from and treat people a certain way. ~ Justin Hartley,
1038:Every time I ask her to explain her job, I forget to listen. Her ~ Liane Moriarty,
1039:Forget about self-confidence; it's useless. Cultivate God-confidence. ~ Anonymous,
1040:Forgive and be free. Forget that you have forgiven and be freer. ~ Gautama Buddha,
1041:How do you remember all those lines? By forgetting everything else. ~ Gary Oldman,
1042:If you remember me, then I don't care if everyone else forgets. ~ Haruki Murakami,
1043:If you remember me, then I don’t care if everyone else forgets. ~ Haruki Murakami,
1044:I still forget myself when I am in the middle of a good book. ~ Diane Setterfield,
1045:I think there's one more thing Perry can forget, too: Being president. ~ Jay Leno,
1046:It is your blood in my veins.
Tell me how I'm supposed to forget. ~ Rupi Kaur,
1047:It's only by forgetting yourself that you draw near to God. ~ Henry David Thoreau,
1048:It's time to bury the war hatchet and to forget where it lies ~ Viktor Yushchenko,
1049:Kind of hard to forget a bruise exists when you’re prodding at it. ~ Kirsty Eagar,
1050:Let us not forget this word: God never ever tires of forgiving us! ~ Pope Francis,
1051:‎Life is a shipwreck, but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats. ~ Voltaire,
1052:Lust is less a physical need than a way of forgetting time and death. ~ W H Auden,
1053:Most folks tend to forget that even a bargain costs money. ~ Suzanne Woods Fisher,
1054:Music lets you write your own checks. Don't ever forget that. ~ Jason Jack Miller,
1055:My spirit has become dry because it forgets to feed on ~ Saint John of the Cross,
1056:never forget a snob is a person utterly lacking in good taste. ~ Richard C Morais,
1057:Never forget that the devil is there 24/7 too. He's very, very busy. ~ Bill Cosby,
1058:Never forget the importance of living with unbridled exhilaration. ~ Robin Sharma,
1059:Nothing makes you forget everything as getting drunk of red wine. ~ M F Moonzajer,
1060:one can forgive even what they did. But one can never forget. ~ Frederick Forsyth,
1061:Our finest method of organized forgetting is called discovery. ~ Ursula K Le Guin,
1062:Peace is hard work and we must not allow people to forget it. ~ Margaret Thatcher,
1063:People piss you off but its always important to forgive and forget. ~ Bella Hadid,
1064:PSA103.2 Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:  ~ Anonymous,
1065:Should have. Forget that. There is only now, and what happens next. ~ John Gwynne,
1066:Some stories stayed with you even when you wanted to forget them. ~ Alice Hoffman,
1067:Sometimes the world ends and forgets to take you with it. I get it. ~ Jewel E Ann,
1068:So much is buried in our lives that we forget what we have learned. ~ Harley King,
1069:The mind knows it deserves better; it is the heart that forgets. ~ Twinkle Khanna,
1070:The most perfect memories are the ones too painful to forget ~ A Meredith Walters,
1071:The nation which forgets it defenders will be itself forgotten. ~ Calvin Coolidge,
1072:The person who forgets the ultimate is a slave to the immediate. ~ John C Maxwell,
1073:The public forgot Bofors, soon they will forget this as well ~ Sushilkumar Shinde,
1074:There is no sense in forgetting and every sense in dreaming. ~ Jeanette Winterson,
1075:The Tsar is the most powerful man in the world, never forget that. ~ Daniel Silva,
1076:To forget one's purpose is the commonest form of stupidity. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
1077:To gain your own voice you have to forget about having it heard. ~ Allen Ginsberg,
1078:We forget all too soon the things we thought we could never forget. ~ Joan Didion,
1079:We will never forget and we will not relent until our job is done. ~ Doc Hastings,
1080:When a good animal gets run down in the road, a kid never forgets. ~ Stephen King,
1081:when you have all tastes in your mouth,you'll forget the mouth. ~ Jostein Gaarder,
1082:You don’t forget the face of the person who was your last hope. ~ Suzanne Collins,
1083:You don't have to forget the past to start enjoying the present. ~ Kentaro Yabuki,
1084:You forget: I have an addictive personality. I'm addicted to you. ~ Richelle Mead,
1085:You may forget that you are at every moment totally dependent on God. ~ C S Lewis,
1086:You're thinking about something, and it makes you forget to talk. ~ Lewis Carroll,
1087:already starting to forget what normal life felt like, clocks ~ Susan Beth Pfeffer,
1088:And never forget that we exist so long as someone remembers us ~ Carlos Ruiz Zaf n,
1089:A science which hesitates to forget its founders is lost. ~ Alfred North Whitehead,
1090:but as an Indian, I find it far easier to forgive than to forget. ~ Shashi Tharoor,
1091:Concentrate on your job and you will forget your other troubles. ~ William Feather,
1092:Don’t judge, because the moment you start judging you will forget watching. ~ Osho,
1093:Faced with the collective forgetting, we must strive to remember ~ Reni Eddo Lodge,
1094:Forget Jesus. The stars died so that you could be here today. ~ Lawrence M Krauss,
1095:I can't forget. I can't really forgive. But I can live. Live with it. ~ Gail Giles,
1096:If the war on terror is endless, you could forget about democracy. ~ Robert Scheer,
1097:If you forget your lines, you had better mumble with conviction. ~ Connie Brockway,
1098:In life's orchestra, the bike is the double bass. Hard to forget it ~ Paul Fournel,
1099:In terms of history and sports, I don't think people will forget. ~ Kristine Lilly,
1100:It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live, remember that. ~ J K Rowling,
1101:It is only when we forget our learning, do we begin to know. ~ Henry David Thoreau,
1102:I will forget today, but that doesn't mean that today didn't matter. ~ Lisa Genova,
1103:Just remain in the center; watching. And then forget that you are there. ~ Lao Tzu,
1104:Love and hate always remember; it is only indifference that forgets. ~ Myrtle Reed,
1105:Never forget what you learned in the light when you are in the dark. ~ Bryan Davis,
1106:Never look back, but never forget. Always forgive, and never regret. ~ K L Grayson,
1107:No one forgets that they were once captive, even if they are now free. ~ Yaa Gyasi,
1108:Nothing fixes a thing so firmly in the memory as the wish to forget it ~ Matt Haig,
1109:One continues to learn things in life, then promptly forget them. ~ Robyn Davidson,
1110:Our brains deliberately make us forget things, to prevent insanity ~ H P Lovecraft,
1111:Quaff, oh quaff this kind nepenthe, and forget this lost Lenore! ~ Edgar Allan Poe,
1112:Remembering is the most overrated thing. Forgetting is far superior. ~ Tom Rachman,
1113:Sleep is my lover now, my forgetting, my opiate, my oblivion. ~ Audrey Niffenegger,
1114:Sometimes it was so easy to forget that I was kissing a vampire. ~ Stephenie Meyer,
1115:Sometimes you want to remember. And sometimes you need to forget. ~ Lisa Schroeder,
1116:That’s the first law of magic, Specs. Misdirection. Never forget it. ~ Donna Tartt,
1117:The most perfect memories are the ones too painful to forget. ~ A Meredith Walters,
1118:The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten. ~ Calvin Coolidge,
1119:The nation which forgets its defenders will itself be forgotten. ~ Calvin Coolidge,
1120:The soul forgets nothing. You must find a way to move beyond it. ~ Jennifer Turner,
1121:The teller and the tale are very different. We must not forget that. ~ Neil Gaiman,
1122:Thy mother honored us. We do not forget. - The yarthkin, to Thorgil ~ Nancy Farmer,
1123:We can be eaten by techniques and forget what we have inside of us. ~ Eric Cantona,
1124:We forget that the water cycle and the life cycle are one. ~ Jacques Yves Cousteau,
1125:We tend to forget that we are part of the natural scheme of things. ~ Pema Chodron,
1126:When there's 100 people around you can't really forget yourself. ~ Jean Luc Godard,
1127:When you get what you want you don't ask why and forget how. ~ Lawrence Schoonover,
1128:And don't forget, a prisoner's wife must always think good thoughts. ~ Naz m Hikmet,
1129:and she giggled. “Now that’s a wonderful sound. Just forget all ~ Catherine Coulter,
1130:Answers? Forget answers. The spectacle is all in the questions. ~ Rebecca Goldstein,
1131:A shepherd may like to travel, but he should never forget his sheep. ~ Paulo Coelho,
1132:Because of our routines we forget that life is an ongoing adventure. ~ Maya Angelou,
1133:Blood never forgets. It has a memory of an ancient path toward home. ~ Carolee Dean,
1134:But what humans forget, cells remember. The body, that elephant ~ Jeffrey Eugenides,
1135:Don't forget: one of the saddest things in life is wasted talent. ~ Thomas S Monson,
1136:Don’t forget that in Thailand you’re brought up never to admit a mistake. ~ Jo Nesb,
1137:Elected leaders who forget how they got there won't the next time. ~ Malcolm Forbes,
1138:Every high civilization decays by forgetting obvious things. ~ Gilbert K Chesterton,
1139:I didn’t live like each day was a fuse to burn through and forget. ~ Melissa Albert,
1140:I don’t think children ever forget the lies their parents tell them. ~ Stephen King,
1141:(It amazes us how often people forget they have had head injuries!) ~ Daniel G Amen,
1142:It doesn't matter how long you forget, only how soon you remember! ~ Stephen Levine,
1143:I will try to forget that Ky said “home” when he looked into my eyes. ~ Ally Condie,
1144:I worshipped dead men for their strength, forgetting I was strong. ~ Gloria Steinem,
1145:killing is evil in the eyes of God,’ I said. ‘Never forget that.’ The ~ Ann Swinfen,
1146:Let us never forget to pray. God lives. He is near. He is real. ~ Gordon B Hinckley,
1147:Never forget how right it felt when my lips finally touched yours. ~ Colleen Hoover,
1148:No one truly forgets injuries in the presence of him who caused the injury. ~ Aesop,
1149:Nor must we forget that in science there are no final truths. ~ Claude Levi Strauss,
1150:Not one word, not one gesture of yours shall I, could I, ever forget. ~ Leo Tolstoy,
1151:One last toast, to our friend, Owen Hart. We'll never forget you, buddy. ~ Jim Ross,
1152:Play your part in life, but never forget it is only a role. ~ Paramahansa Yogananda,
1153:Remember: If you see something, say nothing, and drink to forget. The ~ Joseph Fink,
1154:She would die, and maybe everyone would forget that she had ever lived. ~ Amy Zhang,
1155:Sometimes children do forget their filial responsibilities. ~ Abdullah Ahmad Badawi,
1156:Some were desperate to remember and others were desperate to forget. ~ Ruta Sepetys,
1157:The first game was against Wake Forrest - I'll never forget that game. ~ Bo Jackson,
1158:The greatest dream that we can have is to forget that we are dreaming. ~ Adyashanti,
1159:There are many ways to be a criminal or hero. Don't forget that. ~ Caragh M O Brien,
1160:The same (hated) man will be loved after he's dead. How quickly we forget. ~ Horace,
1161:Time goes by at such a pace,it's funny how it's easy to forget her face ~ Bil Keane,
1162:We dare not forget that we are the heirs of that first revolution. ~ John F Kennedy,
1163:Whatever you forget, is not the truth, always remember that. ~ Nisargadatta Maharaj,
1164:What you understand, you know; and what you know, you don't forget. ~ Michel Thomas,
1165:When over the enemy's lines never forget your own line of retreat. ~ Oswald Boelcke,
1166:When people forget themselves, they usually do things others remember. ~ James Coco,
1167:After all, it’d be awfully hard to forget someone like Dr. Zollers. ~ Robert J Crane,
1168:Always give without remembering and always receive without forgetting. ~ Brian Tracy,
1169:A story about the burdens of remembering and the costs of forgetting, ~ Theresa Weir,
1170:but don't forget, most serial killers were once sweet little boys, too. ~ R P Dahlke,
1171:But Fortune, who never forgets her duty, turns her wheel suddenly. ~ Marie de France,
1172:But one does not forget by trying to forget. One only remembers. ~ Richard Rodriguez,
1173:Do not ask your future, or you will forget to live in your present. ~ Nalo Hopkinson,
1174:Everyone knows that blaming and arguing never help; but we forget. ~ Thich Nhat Hanh,
1175:Forget Halloween - Halloween to me is like every day. It's a lifestyle. ~ Tom Savini,
1176:Forgetting the extermination is part of the extermination itself. ~ Jean Baudrillard,
1177:For me, style is about forgetting the rules or creating new ones. ~ Elizabeth Heyert,
1178:I do throw out a lot of ideas, and I forget completely about them. ~ Charlie Kaufman,
1179:I love hanging out with people who make me forget to look at my phone. ~ David Wolfe,
1180:I never forget, remember that. Not an action, not a name, not a face. ~ Piper Laurie,
1181:In my life I do a lot of things but I never forget my training. ~ Haile Gebrselassie,
1182:it is your blood
in my veins
tell me how i'm
supposed to forget ~ Rupi Kaur,
1183:I will love you every day for the rest of my life; never forget that. ~ Rebecca Shea,
1184:I won't forget,” he whispered, and I swallowed the lump in my throat. ~ Julie Kagawa,
1185:Joy's a subtle elf, I think man's happiest when he forgets himself. ~ Cyril Tourneur,
1186:Just because they want to kill her is no reason to forget her manners. ~ N K Jemisin,
1187:Let not England forget her precedence of teaching nations how to live. ~ John Milton,
1188:Let's not forget it's you and me vs. the problem... NOT you vs. me. ~ Steve Maraboli,
1189:Life must go on;
I forget just why.

from "Lament ~ Edna St Vincent Millay,
1190:Marijuana: why forget something tomorrow when you can forget it today? ~ Doug Benson,
1191:Maybe it's not too late to learn how to love and forget how to hate. ~ Ozzy Osbourne,
1192:Maybe that's how I learned to handle my deep hurt - by forgetting. ~ Benjamin Carson,
1193:Never forget, your family should always have priority over your work. ~ Mary Kay Ash,
1194:People forget to understand your goodness, teach them something new. ~ M F Moonzajer,
1195:People tend to forget that the word "history" contains the word "story". ~ Ken Burns,
1196:She had a chain of blue forget-me-nots tattooed around her left wrist. ~ Neil Gaiman,
1197:That’s how I travel: I forget the buildings but remember the bricks. ~ Mike McIntyre,
1198:The individual never asserts himself more than when he forgets himself. ~ Andre Gide,
1199:The temptation to forget is woven into the fabric of these... costumes. ~ Ted Dekker,
1200:those poets the French incubate and forget next week. ~ Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa,
1201:To forget a friend is sad. Not everyone has had a friend. ~ Antoine de Saint Exupery,
1202:To forget a friend is sad. Not everyone has had a friend. ~ Antoine de Saint Exup ry,
1203:To forget one's purpose is the commonest form of stupidity.
   ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
1204:To never let the other forget who they are—love is also about that. ~ Cornelia Funke,
1205:To recall a voter’s name is statesmanship. To forget it is oblivion. ~ Dale Carnegie,
1206:True reconciliation does not consist in merely forgetting the past. ~ Nelson Mandela,
1207:We've tended to forget that no computer will ever ask a new question. ~ Grace Hopper,
1208:When I forget my sovereign, may my God forget me. ~ Edward Thurlow 1st Baron Thurlow,
1209:Wine is a grand thing," I said. "It makes you forget all the bad. ~ Ernest Hemingway,
1210:You see, I may be trying to forget, but I still remember quite a lot. ~ Stephen King,
1211:A best friend is someone who loves you when you forget to love yourself. ~ Mary Grand,
1212:A good way to forget your troubles is to help others out of theirs. ~ Boonaa Mohammed,
1213:And Desire smiles, and forgets, for Desire is a creature of the moment. ~ Neil Gaiman,
1214:And to shape up my future it is not essential that I forget my past. ~ Ravinder Singh,
1215:At some point you have to forget about grudges because they only hurt. ~ Taylor Swift,
1216:Conrad calling me again—that was enough to make me forget how to breathe. ~ Jenny Han,
1217:Do not forget in the darkness what you have been promised in the light. ~ Katie Davis,
1218:Focusing on creating something helped me to forget everything else. ~ Haruki Murakami,
1219:Forget about getting, simply give; and I guarantee you, you will get much. ~ Rajneesh,
1220:Forget every Touch and Sound that did not teach You how to dance. ~ ~ Jalaluddin Rumi,
1221:Forget the damned motor car and built cities for lovers and friends . ~ Lewis Mumford,
1222:God does not save us to make us forget our heritage, but to complete it. ~ Beth Moore,
1223:I accomplished something big and that's a memory I will never forget. ~ Gabby Douglas,
1224:If you can’t stand back up, you can always crawl. Don’t forget that. ~ Krista Ritchie,
1225:If you don't like don't do it. But don't forget that: NO PAIN NO GAIN. ~ Serge Nubret,
1226:I hear, and I forget. I see, and I remember. I do, and I understand, ~ Eric R Lowther,
1227:I’m getting used to the fact that you find me incredibly forgettable. ~ Erica Cameron,
1228:I’m in charge here, don’t forget it,” he stated. I nodded, mesmerized. ~ Joanna Wylde,
1229:In case I forget to tell you later, I had a really good time tonight. ~ Julia Roberts,
1230:It doesn't matter who forgives you if you're the one who can't forget. ~ Jodi Picoult,
1231:it is your blood
in my veins
tell me how i'm
supposed to forget ~ Rupi Kaur,
1232:It's funny how when people change, you forget the way they used to be. ~ Cynthia Hand,
1233:It’s hard to forget, but forgiveness is something you do for yourself. ~ Azim Khamisa,
1234:Just be yourself and forget all of the stuff you read in 'GQ' magazine. ~ Chris Pratt,
1235:Life-and-death. Lifedeath. One event. One short event. Don't forget. ~ Robert Fulghum,
1236:Listening means forgetting yourself completely - only then can you listen. ~ Rajneesh,
1237:Magic is forgetting the world was ever other than as you willed it. ~ Katherine Arden,
1238:Mercifully one forgets one's love affairs as one forgets one's dreams. ~ Iris Murdoch,
1239:My whole life is about forgetting. It's my most valuable job skill. ~ Chuck Palahniuk,
1240:Never forget, Sanada Takeo: in this forest, there is no place to hide. ~ Ren e Ahdieh,
1241:Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal. ~ Martin Luther King Jr,
1242:Next time you are in a negotiation, don’t forget to relax your face. ~ James Altucher,
1243:Nostalgia is basically the ability to forget the things that sucked. ~ Nelson DeMille,
1244:Not one word, not one gesture of yours shall I, could I, ever forget... ~ Leo Tolstoy,
1245:One of the tragedies of our life is that we keep forgetting who we are ~ Henri Nouwen,
1246:O you who know what we suffer here, do not forget us in your prayers. ~ Frank Herbert,
1247:Rule No. 1 : Never lose money. Rule No. 2 : Never forget Rule No. 1. ~ Warren Buffett,
1248:The ability to forget was a kind of advance braking system of the mind. ~ Adam Nevill,
1249:The biggest defeat in every department of life is to forget. ~ Louis Ferdinand C line,
1250:The cigarettes you light one after another won’t help you forget her. ~ Frank Sinatra,
1251:The man who says his wife can't take a joke, forgets that she took him. ~ Oscar Wilde,
1252:Two things make the women unforgettable, their tears and their perfume ~ Sacha Guitry,
1253:Unforgettable in every way, and forever more, that's how you'll stay. ~ Nat King Cole,
1254:We must never forget that the dance is the cradle of Negro music. ~ Alain LeRoy Locke,
1255:We need to hear the Gospel every day, because we forget it every day. ~ Martin Luther,
1256:When it’s someone like that, someone important, you never forget them. ~ Jill Mansell,
1257:Wherever I am, let me never forget to distinguish want from need ~ Barbara Kingsolver,
1258:You're making something new. Don't forget that when it starts to hurt. ~ Paula McLain,
1259:A man can be so busy making a living that he forgets to make a life. ~ William Barclay,
1260:Ambition breaks the ties of blood, and forgets the obligations of gratitude. ~ Sallust,
1261:And... as long as they need me, it's easier to forget that I am alone. ~ Sarah MacLean,
1262:A novelist is an elephant, but an elephant who must pretend to forget. ~ Mary McCarthy,
1263:A poem is, so to speak, a way of making you forget how you wrote it. ~ Randall Jarrell,
1264:Because of Jesus the sin we cannot forget God does not remember. ~ Tullian Tchividjian,
1265:But don’t forget that memory is like salt: the right amount brings out ~ Paulo Coelho,
1266:Forgiveness happens in the beat of a heart, forgetting takes a lifetime. ~ Jewel E Ann,
1267:How do we remember this emptiness so in fullness we won't forget? ~ Mark Z Danielewski,
1268:I don't do alcohol. Or other people's boyfriends. And don't you forget it. ~ Meg Cabot,
1269:In case I forget to tell you, this was the best night of my existence. ~ Ashlan Thomas,
1270:In summer, you remember yourself; in autumn, you forget yourself! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
1271:In the middle of my little mess, I forget how BIG I'm blessed! ~ Francesca Battistelli,
1272:In the quest for fortune and fame...don't forget about the simple things. ~ India Arie,
1273:It does'nt matter who forgives you, if you're the one who can't forget. ~ Jodi Picoult,
1274:It is easy to believe we are each waves and forget we are also the ocean. ~ Jon J Muth,
1275:I will never forget my first breath. Gasping. Heaving. Delicious. ~ MarcyKate Connolly,
1276:Just in case you ever foolishly forget; I'm never not thinking of you ~ Virginia Woolf,
1277:Look how these people live. Never forget what they choose to deny you.” I ~ Roxane Gay,
1278:Memory is a political act. Forgetfulness is the handmaiden of tyranny. ~ James Carroll,
1279:misery was attached to them as if assigned. “Don’t forget your misery … ~ Markus Zusak,
1280:Most of my nightmares involve me forgetting my lines in a stage play. ~ Robert Englund,
1281:Nothing fixes a thing so intently in the memory as the wish to forget it ~ Cat Patrick,
1282:Once you've visited the underworld, you never forget the way back. ~ Jeffrey Eugenides,
1283:People don’t buy stock; it gets sold to them. Don’t ever forget that. ~ Jordan Belfort,
1284:Spend more time doing things that make you forget about the time. ~ Charlotte Eriksson,
1285:Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn. ~ Garr Reynolds,
1286:The Holy Land... What an experience. I will never forget this day. ~ Justin Timberlake,
1287:there’s a difference between when the mind forgets and the heart does. ~ Peng Shepherd,
1288:The way to forget our miseries, is to remember the God of our mercies. ~ Matthew Henry,
1289:The whole idea of motivation is a trap, forget motivation, just do it ~ John C Maxwell,
1290:Watching wild landscapes I forget distance
and come to the water's edge. ~ Wang Wei,
1291:When you're right, nobody remembers. When you're wrong, nobody forgets. ~ Muhammad Ali,
1292:When you started thinking it was easy, you were forgetting what it cost. ~ Janet Fitch,
1293:With time, people forget to say, "Darling I love you." just that word. ~ Ozzy Osbourne,
1294:Write something that people might not “enjoy” but will never forget. ~ Chuck Palahniuk,
1295:Your past is always your past. Even if you forget it, it remembers you. ~ Sarah Dessen,
1296:You try too hard. Winners forget they're in a race. They just love to run. ~ Joe Pesci,
1297:because those who cower forget how to stand and, in time, can only crawl. ~ Dean Koontz,
1298:Best roads are the roads where you forget everything but the road! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
1299:But I am not allowed to forget
The taste of the tears of yesterday. ~ Anna Akhmatova,
1300:Don't forget where you came from, but always remember where you're going. ~ Luke Taylor,
1301:Estragon: I'm like that. Either I forget right away or I never forget. ~ Samuel Beckett,
1302:Every time someone forgets, someone else disappears,' my brother wrote. ~ Alice Hoffman,
1303:Fear. Blame. Don't forget. Mom. I love you.
-Lauren Oliver, Delerium ~ Lauren Oliver,
1304:Forget about finding your passion. Instead, focus on finding big problems. ~ Mark Cuban,
1305:Forget the midlife crisis,” I say. “It’s all about the sixth-life crisis. ~ Ned Vizzini,
1306:Forgetting is the mind's way of helping you heal. Helping you move on. ~ Jasinda Wilder,
1307:His fingers glide up my thigh, and for a split second, I forget the pain. ~ Bella Jewel,
1308:How easy it is to destroy the past and how difficult to forget it. ~ Jeanette Winterson,
1309:If you want to have a good life, never forget that you are going to die ~ Tariq Ramadan,
1310:It does not matter who forgives you, if you’re the one who can’t forget. ~ Jodi Picoult,
1311:I think it's really important for me not to forget where I came from. ~ Anna Kournikova,
1312:It is common to forget a man and slight him if his good will cannot help you. ~ Plautus,
1313:It is only when we forget all our learning that we begin to know. ~ Henry David Thoreau,
1314:It’s all for the glory of the Empire, honey, and don’t you forget it. ~ Christie Golden,
1315:I was able to inflict a wound to his face that he won’t soon forget. ~ Christian Kachel,
1316:Let us forget the past - this is the only way to be genuinely surprised. ~ Steve Aylett,
1317:Memory only becomes interesting through its struggle with forgetfulness. ~ Adrian Forty,
1318:Never forget that you are practicing a craft with certain principles. ~ William Zinsser,
1319:nothing fixes a thing so intently in the memory as the wish to forget it. ~ Cat Patrick,
1320:Not knowing whether to wait or to forget is the worst kind of suffering. ~ Paulo Coelho,
1321:Only when we forget what we were taught do we start to have real knowledge. ~ Anonymous,
1322:People forget that we are character actors and we can do other things. ~ Robert Englund,
1323:philosophers have warned us: if we forget the past, we are doomed to repeat ~ Ira Levin,
1324:Some of the most unforgettable don’ts teach us the most important dos of life ~ Namrata,
1325:Someone wise, I forget who, said we must leave our children to fate. ~ Bernard Cornwell,
1326:Sometimes one forgets that not everyone in this world is a bastard. ~ Carlos Ruiz Zaf n,
1327:Sometimes the best reminders are the memories we choose to forget. ~ Carla VanKoughnett,
1328:Southern man better keep your head, don't forget what your good book says. ~ Neil Young,
1329:The best way is to forget doubts and set about the task in hand. . . . ~ Robert Hillyer,
1330:The difference between the forgettable and the enduring is artistry. ~ William Bernbach,
1331:Then too you are in love. Do not forget that is a religious feeling. ~ Ernest Hemingway,
1332:The princes among us are those who forget themselves and serve others. ~ Woodrow Wilson,
1333:The whole idea of motivation is a trap. Forget motivation. Just do it. ~ John C Maxwell,
1334:To be happy, you must learn to forget yourself. ~ Edward Bulwer Lytton 1st Baron Lytton,
1335:To live a creative life we must forget our fear of being wrong. ~ Joseph Chilton Pearce,
1336:To study the Way is to study the self. To study the self is to forget the self. ~ Dogen,
1337:To the nights you'll never remember with the people you'll never forget. ~ Jillian Dodd,
1338:We all need something that helps us to forget ourselves for a while ~ Elizabeth Gilbert,
1339:We all yearn for what we have lost. But sometimes, we forget what we have ~ Mitch Albom,
1340:We have our store of days and we spend them like forgetful drunkards. ~ Sebastian Barry,
1341:We learn to walk when we’re babies and never forget unless we’re drunk. ~ Trent Zelazny,
1342:We live in such fear of puncturing the moment, of forgetting our lines. ~ Kate Zambreno,
1343:We live our lives from A-Z, but forget the other 24 letters in between. ~ Timothy Leary,
1344:we travel far and fast and as we pass through we forget where we have been ~ W S Merwin,
1345:What we forget about animals we begin to forget about ourselves. ~ Jonathan Safran Foer,
1346:When we forget old friends, it is a sign we have forgotten ourselves. ~ William Hazlitt,
1347:When you dream, sometimes you remember. When you wake, you always forget. ~ Neil Gaiman,
1348:Who am I, why am I here? Forget the question, someone give me another beer. ~ Meat Loaf,
1349:Why is it easier to claim those we lost while forgetting those we rescued? ~ Sonali Dev,
1350:You may forget your childhood, but your childhood does not forget you. ~ Michael Dibdin,
1351:You never forget the people who were kind to you in childhood, do you, sir? ~ P D James,
1352:You seem to forget, Miss Flinn, that this is an institution for the insane. ~ Ken Kesey,
1353:And for a second, just for a second I forget. I forget that this isn't real. ~ Jenny Han,
1354:But you forget, Miss Brewster, there is evil everywhere under the sun. ~ Agatha Christie,
1355:But you're forgetting that my expectations are much higher than yours. ~ Candace Knoebel,
1356:Buy a Tesla. Forget about the mess you’ve made of the planet for a while. ~ Ashlee Vance,
1357:Charm is the ability to make others forget that you look as you do. ~ Jean Paul Belmondo,
1358:Do you really think that if you don’t mention my family I’ll forget them? ~ Gayle Forman,
1359:Drugs may know how to numb a brain, but the past never forgets to resurface. ~ Kris Kidd,
1360:Few have wished for memory so much as they have longed for forgetfulness. ~ Arthur Helps,
1361:Forget about rubbing salt into a wound, that’s what ground glass is for. ~ Morgan Blayde,
1362:Forget the damned motor car and build the cities for lovers and friends. ~ Lewis Mumford,
1363:Forget them. Burn all, burn everything. Fire is bright and fire is clean. ~ Ray Bradbury,
1364:I cannot forget the place that I come from. The Congo is much in need. ~ Dikembe Mutombo,
1365:If you are going to learn, you need to forget what you know. - Pokey ~ Christopher Moore,
1366:If you have a past with which you feel dissatisfied, then forget it. Now. ~ Paulo Coelho,
1367:If you remember me, then I don’t care if everybody else forgets.” Time ~ Haruki Murakami,
1368:I live for the nights that I can't remember with the people that I won't forget. ~ Drake,
1369:In order to see Christianity, one must forget all the Christians. ~ Henri Frederic Amiel,
1370:I remember and then I don't.
I forget and then it all comes rushing back. ~ Amy Zhang,
1371:I think that, even if we forget each other, we'll remember in our dreams. ~ Stephen King,
1372:I think you never forget your childhood, whether it was happy or unhappy. ~ Marcel Carne,
1373:I willingly speak to those who know, but for those who do not know I forget. ~ Aeschylus,
1374:I will never forget who this victory truly belongs to. It belongs to you. ~ Barack Obama,
1375:I worshipped dead men for their strength, Forgetting I was strong. ~ Vita Sackville West,
1376:I worshipped dead men for their strength, forgetting I was strong. ~ Vita Sackville West,
1377:Memories beautify life, but the capacity to forget makes it bearable. ~ Honore de Balzac,
1378:Memory is the miser of the mind; forgetfulness the spendthrift. ~ Robert Green Ingersoll,
1379:Never forget the power of music. Spend a little time with it every day, ~ Robin S Sharma,
1380:Remember me and smile, for it's better to forget than to remember me and cry. ~ Dr Seuss,
1381:Some drink to forget, some drink to remember-me, I drink to get bagged. ~ Jackie Gleason,
1382:Tell me Georgia, does he make you come so hard you forget your own name? ~ Adriane Leigh,
1383:The word 'home', it seemed, once learned, was a hard one to forget. ~ Sarah Rees Brennan,
1384:The world was quickly forgetting us. And there was little news to report. ~ John Marsden,
1385:to forget myself and my ephemeral, because human, sorrows. ~ Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley,
1386:We all yearn for what we have lost. But sometimes, we forget what we have. ~ Mitch Albom,
1387:We are the naked monkey that went to the moon. People seem to forget that. ~ Jason Silva,
1388:We cannot afford to forget any experience, not even the most painful. ~ Dag Hammarskjold,
1389:We forget that the imagination-at-play is at the heart of all good work. ~ Julia Cameron,
1390:We must forget bodily consciousness like a deer which is infatuated by music. ~ Tukaram,
1391:We understand the value of forgetting, the lure of reinvention. Lately, ~ Kristin Hannah,
1392:When a shadow looks very beautiful, we forget to look at its owner! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
1393:When you forget who you are and whose you are, you start to compromise. ~ Kris Vallotton,
1394:When you write about justice, you better forget who is going to be hurt. ~ M F Moonzajer,
1395:Words create the stories that become history and become unforgettable. ~ Nina Sankovitch,
1396:you never forget to ride home on the horse that brought you to the dance. ~ Jordan Marie,
1397:And don't forget music - music in the kitchen is an essential ingredient! ~ Thomas Keller,
1398:A shepherd may like to travel, but he should never forget about his sheep. ~ Paulo Coelho,
1399:Better to face bravely what God gives, to forget the past and forge on— ~ Kathleen Morgan,
1400:But if we forget our descendants, they will never be able to forget us. ~ Jostein Gaarder,
1401:Don't worry chief,"said foaly,"It's like riding a unicorn,you never forget. ~ Eoin Colfer,
1402:Father Earth thinks in ages, but he never, ever sleeps. Nor does he forget. ~ N K Jemisin,
1403:Forbidden to remember, terrified to forget; it was a hard line to walk. ~ Stephenie Meyer,
1404:Forget safety. Live where you fear to live. Destroy your reputation. Be notorious. ~ Rumi,
1405:He has oratory who ravishes his hearers while he forgets himself. ~ Johann Kaspar Lavater,
1406:I am a face that people forget. But I am also a brain that forgets little. ~ Durjoy Datta,
1407:…I am a good Hegelian. If you have a good theory, forget about the reality. ~ Slavoj i ek,
1408:If you want to do rock and roll, forget about those who've come after '65. ~ Robin Trower,
1409:I just wanted to go to...some quiet place. To forget. To be someone else. ~ Kelsey Sutton,
1410:I never allowed myself to forget how it had felt to be young and in love. ~ Kate Saunders,
1411:I never forget a face, but in your case I'll be glad to make an exception. ~ Groucho Marx,
1412:In life you have a choice: Bitter or Better? Choose better, forget bitter. ~ Nick Vujicic,
1413:It'd be a spankiing you'd never forget, I promise you." Vishous, Lover At Last ~ J R Ward,
1414:I think you just made me forget my own name. Not even amnesia managed that. ~ Amy Andrews,
1415:It's so hard to forget pain, but it's even harder to remember sweetness ~ Chuck Palahniuk,
1416:Kiss me until I forget how terrified I am of everything wrong with my life. ~ Beau Taplin,
1417:Life-change list Number Five: Don’t forget the care and feeding of friends. ~ Kaira Rouda,
1418:May the spirit of death make a clerical error and forget you exist. ~ John Jackson Miller,
1420:My mother had died in the sea, but we could never forget that it gave us life. ~ Lisa See,
1421:Never go back, never apologize, and never forget we're half the human race. ~ Bella Abzug,
1422:...No song, no peace, no poetry, no end of days, and no forgetting. ~ Patricia A McKillip,
1423:One of our finest methods of organized forgetting is called discovery. ~ Ursula K Le Guin,
1424:One of the tragedies of our life is that we keep forgetting who we are ~ Henri J M Nouwen,
1425:Power. It's all about that, don't you forget. People want money or power. ~ Cecelia Ahern,
1426:She made them all laugh and forget for a moment that they were dying men. ~ Robert Coover,
1427:Some things I can never forget. I must not. Otherwise what do I have left? ~ Rosie Thomas,
1428:Sometimes the contract to forget is as important as any promise to remember ~ M L Stedman,
1429:That's sort of growing up, I guess. Forgetting the things you used to love. ~ John August,
1430:The ability to forget a sorrow is childhood's most enchanting feature. ~ Phyllis McGinley,
1431:the cornmeal fritters were very good if you could forget about the maggots, ~ Nevil Shute,
1432:The finger of suspicion never forgets the way it has once pointed. ~ Anna Katharine Green,
1433:The more one forgets one’s own self, the more human the person becomes. ~ Viktor E Frankl,
1434:There are a few things that I regret, but nothing that I need to forget. ~ Elvis Costello,
1435:To forget the whole world is easy; to make the whole world forget you is hard. ~ Zhuangzi,
1436:To forgive and forget means to throw away dearly bought experience. ~ Arthur Schopenhauer,
1437:To resent and remember brings strife; to forgive and forget brings peace. ~ J B Priestley,
1438:Trust your luck, Taran Wanderer. But don't forget to put out your nets! ~ Lloyd Alexander,
1439:Up men to your posts! Don't forget today that you are from old Virginia. ~ George Pickett,
1440:What three things can never be done? / Forget. Keep silent. Stand alone ~ Muriel Rukeyser,
1441:When lying is part of your job, you forget how love is supposed to work. ~ Jake Adelstein,
1442:When you stop playing for a while, people tend to forget about you. ~ Alexandra Kosteniuk,
1443:Woman learns how to hate in proportion as she forgets how to charm. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
1444:Work hard and follow your dreams, but never forget where you came from. ~ Vanessa Hudgens,
1445:You can forget Proust and those stupid cakes. Beatles’ songs are more potent. ~ Nick Webb,
1446:Absolutely, love matters,” she reiterated. “We forget that at our own risk. ~ Paul Russell,
1447:A healthy fear of the Lord keeps us from forgetting who we are and who He is. ~ Tony Evans,
1448:An old man drinks tea and reads the newspaper--forgetting age for a moment. ~ Mason Cooley,
1449:Are you still forgetting things?" "I don't know, I can't remember," I said. ~ Stephen King,
1450:As I am both lazy and forgetful, I can’t take proper care of too many things. ~ Marie Kond,
1451:Because supposedly those who forget the past are condemned to repeat it. ~ Chuck Palahniuk,
1452:Blessed are the forgetful; for they get over their stupidities, too. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
1453:Don't forget - you're the one who swam across the freezing sea at night. ~ Haruki Murakami,
1454:Don't you forget what's divine in the Russian soul and that's resignation. ~ Joseph Conrad,
1455:Every living thing, never forget, is a wonder of atomic engineering. Indeed, ~ Bill Bryson,
1456:Fear made people forget themselves...Fear was a terribly destructive force. ~ Gemma Malley,
1457:First of all, ladies and gentlemen, you must forget that you are singers. ~ Claude Debussy,
1458:Forget about what the technology is. Just understand the motivation behind it. ~ Ray Dalio,
1459:Forget being a bad failure, use Cosmic Ordering and be good at success. ~ Stephen Richards,
1460:Forget the books you want to write. Think only of the book you are writing. ~ Henry Miller,
1461:Forget the dancer, the center of the ego; become the dance. That is meditation. ~ Rajneesh,
1462:Genuine love is always self-forgetful in the true sense of the word. ~ Dietrich Bonhoeffer,
1463:Go home and read to your adult. We forget how much we love to be read to. ~ Kate DiCamillo,
1464:he didn’t forget this either. He just didn’t remember it in time. . . .  ~ William Goldman,
1465:I can not forget Melina Mercouri in black dress at 'Never on Sunday'. ~ Jean Paul Gaultier,
1466:I’d again forget that things continue to exist even though I cannot see them. ~ Sara Baume,
1467:I fall into all kinds of inauthenticity when I conspire to forget my mortality. ~ Sam Keen,
1468:If you're too loyal to your own suffering, you forget that others suffer, too. ~ Teju Cole,
1469:I hope that I will never forget the salvific power of joyful laughter. ~ Madeleine L Engle,
1470:I'll never forget my little city! I could talk a whole day about it! ~ Alessandra Ambrosio,
1471:In looking out upon the world, we forget that the world is looking at itself. ~ Alan Watts,
1472:I think, sometimes, when he's busy loving you, he forgets to hate himself. ~ Peter V Brett,
1473:I think you might come to forget, too, that life is more than a science. ~ Dorothy Dunnett,
1474:it’s easy to forget that the pursuit of happiness is not what life is about. ~ Rick Warren,
1475:It's so hard to forget pain, but it's even harder to remember sweetness. ~ Chuck Palahniuk,
1476:Let me forget the world and be swallowed up in the desire to glorify God. ~ David Brainerd,
1477:Man is still an ape in that he forgets what is not ever before his eyes. ~ Robert E Howard,
1478:Mike Laga will make you forget about every power hitter that ever lived. ~ Sparky Anderson,
1479:Music is such a great healing balm and a great way to forget your troubles. ~ Ricky Skaggs,
1480:Never get so attached to a poem that you forget truth that lacks lyricism. ~ Joanna Newsom,
1481:Never get so fascinated by the extraordinary that you forget the ordinary. ~ Magdalen Nabb,
1482:O, for an engine, to keep back all clocks, or make the sun forget his motion! ~ Ben Jonson,
1483:One forgets
that one is one.
I must try
remember this. ~ Mark Z Danielewski,
1484:part of him wanted to say: Forget the world. He didn’t want to be without her. ~ Anonymous,
1485:Politics is, for me, forgive and -as you may have heard- sometimes forget. ~ Ronald Reagan,
1486:Sometimes I forget that I can hurt you. That you are capable of being hurt ~ Veronica Roth,
1487:So tired you want to quit, then you get more tired, and forget to quit. ~ Charles Bukowski,
1488:Standing for truth is everything. Truth is power. Don't ever forget that. ~ Terry Goodkind,
1489:The more she went on to forget love, the closer she went on to become it. ~ Robert M Drake,
1490:There are years from my childhood that I cannot remember and I cannot forget. ~ Robert Bly,
1491:There is something about Safari life that makes you forget all your sorrows ~ Isak Dinesen,
1492:To me, beauty is looks you can never forget. A face should jolt, not soothe. ~ John Waters,
1493:We will never forget those like my great-grandfather who fought at Vicksburg. ~ Roy Barnes,
1494:When I dance, I forget everything else and just feel completely happy. ~ Katherine Jenkins,
1495:When most of us talk to our dogs, we tend to forget that they're not people. ~ Julia Glass,
1496:When they mention great little things in life, they usually forget flossing. ~ Scott Simon,
1497:You’re unforgettable; unimaginably, unbelievably, inconceivably unforgettable. ~ R J Lewis,
1498:After I die, I want people to remember my books, even if they forget my name. ~ Shikha Kaul,
1499:A love astounds us or a pain consumes us and we forget that we glow on our own. ~ Mark Nepo,
1500:Because if we destroy Creation, Creation will destroy us! Never forget this! ~ Pope Francis,

IN CHAPTERS [150/1110]

  450 Integral Yoga
  251 Poetry
   74 Philosophy
   59 Occultism
   53 Fiction
   46 Christianity
   38 Mysticism
   22 Psychology
   18 Yoga
   10 Education
   8 Sufism
   5 Philsophy
   5 Mythology
   4 Science
   4 Integral Theory
   3 Hinduism
   2 Theosophy
   1 Zen
   1 Kabbalah
   1 Cybernetics
   1 Alchemy

  288 The Mother
  170 Satprem
  134 Sri Aurobindo
   79 Nolini Kanta Gupta
   39 H P Lovecraft
   34 Aleister Crowley
   30 William Wordsworth
   23 Rabindranath Tagore
   22 Carl Jung
   21 Saint Augustine of Hippo
   20 Walt Whitman
   20 John Keats
   17 Sri Ramakrishna
   17 Percy Bysshe Shelley
   16 Robert Browning
   16 Friedrich Nietzsche
   14 Saint John of Climacus
   14 Jorge Luis Borges
   13 Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
   12 William Butler Yeats
   12 Plotinus
   12 A B Purani
   11 Plato
   9 Saint Teresa of Avila
   9 Nirodbaran
   8 Swami Vivekananda
   8 Swami Krishnananda
   8 James George Frazer
   8 Edgar Allan Poe
   8 Aldous Huxley
   7 Friedrich Schiller
   6 Sri Ramana Maharshi
   6 Kabir
   5 Ralph Waldo Emerson
   5 Rainer Maria Rilke
   5 Ovid
   5 Li Bai
   4 Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
   4 Henry David Thoreau
   4 Franz Bardon
   4 Al-Ghazali
   3 Ken Wilber
   3 Jordan Peterson
   3 George Van Vrekhem
   2 Thubten Chodron
   2 Swami Sivananda Saraswati
   2 Sarmad
   2 Rudolf Steiner
   2 Lewis Carroll
   2 Jalaluddin Rumi
   2 Bulleh Shah
   2 Basava
   2 Anonymous

   39 Lovecraft - Poems
   30 Wordsworth - Poems
   26 Agenda Vol 08
   23 Tagore - Poems
   23 Magick Without Tears
   22 Agenda Vol 10
   20 Whitman - Poems
   20 The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna
   20 Record of Yoga
   20 Questions And Answers 1950-1951
   20 Keats - Poems
   19 Agenda Vol 01
   18 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03
   17 Shelley - Poems
   17 Savitri
   16 City of God
   16 Browning - Poems
   15 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 07
   14 The Ladder of Divine Ascent
   14 Questions And Answers 1953
   14 Prayers And Meditations
   14 Agenda Vol 11
   14 Agenda Vol 03
   13 Questions And Answers 1957-1958
   13 Agenda Vol 09
   12 Yeats - Poems
   12 Thus Spoke Zarathustra
   12 Evening Talks With Sri Aurobindo
   12 Collected Poems
   11 Words Of Long Ago
   11 The Synthesis Of Yoga
   11 Talks
   11 On Education
   11 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 05
   11 Agenda Vol 13
   10 Some Answers From The Mother
   10 On Thoughts And Aphorisms
   10 Liber ABA
   10 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 04
   10 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02
   10 Agenda Vol 02
   9 Twelve Years With Sri Aurobindo
   9 The Life Divine
   9 Questions And Answers 1956
   9 Labyrinths
   8 The Study and Practice of Yoga
   8 The Perennial Philosophy
   8 The Golden Bough
   8 Questions And Answers 1955
   8 Questions And Answers 1929-1931
   8 Poe - Poems
   8 Letters On Yoga IV
   8 Agenda Vol 06
   7 The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious
   7 Schiller - Poems
   7 Essays In Philosophy And Yoga
   7 Agenda Vol 07
   7 5.1.01 - Ilion
   6 The Practice of Psycho therapy
   6 The Confessions of Saint Augustine
   6 Questions And Answers 1954
   6 Plotinus - Complete Works Vol 02
   6 On the Way to Supermanhood
   6 Mysterium Coniunctionis
   6 Letters On Yoga II
   6 Agenda Vol 04
   5 Words Of The Mother III
   5 Twilight of the Idols
   5 The Way of Perfection
   5 Sri Aurobindo or the Adventure of Consciousness
   5 Rilke - Poems
   5 Metamorphoses
   5 Li Bai - Poems
   5 Hymn of the Universe
   5 Essays Divine And Human
   5 Emerson - Poems
   5 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01
   5 Agenda Vol 12
   4 Words Of The Mother II
   4 Walden
   4 The Practice of Magical Evocation
   4 The Phenomenon of Man
   4 The Interior Castle or The Mansions
   4 The Alchemy of Happiness
   4 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 08
   4 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 06
   4 Bhakti-Yoga
   4 Agenda Vol 05
   3 Vedic and Philological Studies
   3 The Secret Doctrine
   3 The Red Book Liber Novus
   3 The Human Cycle
   3 The Future of Man
   3 The Bible
   3 Songs of Kabir
   3 Sex Ecology Spirituality
   3 Raja-Yoga
   3 Preparing for the Miraculous
   3 Plotinus - Complete Works Vol 04
   3 Maps of Meaning
   3 Letters On Yoga I
   3 Letters On Poetry And Art
   3 Isha Upanishad
   3 Essays On The Gita
   3 Borges - Poems
   3 Aion
   2 The Mother With Letters On The Mother
   2 The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
   2 Symposium
   2 Rumi - Poems
   2 Plotinus - Complete Works Vol 03
   2 Hymns to the Mystic Fire
   2 How to Free Your Mind - Tara the Liberator
   2 Goethe - Poems
   2 Faust
   2 Beating the Cloth Drum Letters of Zen Master Hakuin
   2 Anonymous - Poems
   2 Amrita Gita
   2 Alice in Wonderland

0.01f - FOREWARD, #The Phenomenon of Man, #Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, #Christianity
  the dawn of life, or life in the Palaeozoic era, I do not forget that
  there would be a cosmic contradiction in imagining a man as
  nature up into pieces and to forget both its deep inter-relations
  and its measureless horizons : we incline to all that is bad in

0.02 - Letters to a Sadhak, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  all. Each one has his faults and must never forget it when he
  deals with others.
  I sing Your praises. I will never forget how You respond when one calls You with intensity, nor the marvel
  of Your presence which changes the attitude of others
  Yes, I am always with you, but you must never forget to call me,
  for it is by calling me that the presence becomes effective.

0.03 - III - The Evening Sittings, #Evening Talks With Sri Aurobindo, #unset, #Philosophy
   The long period of the Second World War with all its vicissitudes passed through these years. It was a priceless experience to see how he devoted his energies to the task of saving humanity from the threatened reign of Nazism. It was a practical lesson of solid work done for humanity without any thought of return or reward, without even letting humanity know what he was doing for it! Thus he lived the Divine and showed us how the Divine cares for the world, how He comes down and works for man. I shall never forget how he who was at one time in his own words "not merely a non-co-operator but an enemy of British Imperialism" bestowed such anxious care on the health of Churchill, listening carefully to the health-bulletins! It was the work of the Divine, it was the Divine's work for the world.
   There were no formal evening sittings during these years, but what appeared to me important in our informal talks was recorded and has been incorporated in this book.

0.03 - Letters to My little smile, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  is better to forget your anger quickly; and if that isn’t possible,
  then you must tell me very simply what has happened so that

0.04 - The Systems of Yoga, #The Synthesis Of Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  But Rajayoga does not forget that the disabilities of the ordinary mind proceed largely from its subjection to the reactions of the nervous system and the body. It adopts therefore from the Hathayogic system its devices of asana and pran.ayama, but reduces their multiple and elaborate forms in each case to one simplest and most directly effective process sufficient for its own immediate object. Thus it gets rid of the Hathayogic complexity and cumbrousness while it utilises the swift and powerful efficacy of its methods for the control of the body and the vital functions and for the awakening of that internal dynamism, full of a latent supernormal faculty, typified in Yogic terminology by the kun.d.alin, the coiled and sleeping serpent of Energy within. This done, the system proceeds to the perfect quieting of the restless mind and its elevation to a higher plane through concentration of mental force by the successive stages which lead to the utmost inner concentration or ingathered state of the consciousness which is called Samadhi.
  By Samadhi, in which the mind acquires the capacity of withdrawing from its limited waking activities into freer and higher states of consciousness, Rajayoga serves a double purpose. It compasses a pure mental action liberated from the confusions of the outer consciousness and passes thence to the higher supra-mental planes on which the individual soul enters into its true spiritual existence. But also it acquires the capacity of that free and concentrated energising of consciousness on

0.05 - Letters to a Child, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  I have no doubt that you will become aware of it if you forget the
  Series Five – To a Child
  Do not forget that I am always with you and do only what
  you could do in front of me without feeling ashamed. I mean
  my work; I cannot forget it. My dear mother, be with
  me always.
  Never forget this promise of Sri Aurobindo and keep
  courage in spite of all difficulties. You are sure to reach the goal,

0.06 - Letters to a Young Sadhak, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  At no moment do I forget you. Don’t you rather allow too many
  other influences to come between you and me?
  you are sad and unsatisfied. To forget oneself is the great remedy
  for all ills.
  Yes, one must forget one’s past.
  But why torment yourself so much? Be calm, don’t get disturbed,

0.08 - Letters to a Young Captain, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  For you must never forget that the outer person is only the
  form and symbol of an eternal Reality, and through the physical

0.09 - Letters to a Young Teacher, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  we adore. We must learn to live with respect and never forget
  His constant and immutable Presence.

01.01 - The Symbol Dawn, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Inert, released into forgetfulness,
  Prone it reposed, unconscious on mind's verge,

01.02 - Sri Aurobindo - Ahana and Other Poems, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   The heart and its urges, the vital and its surges, the physical impulsesit is these of which the poets sang in their infinite variations. But the mind proper, that is to say, the higher reflective ideative mind, was not given the right of citizenship in the domain of poetry. I am not forgetting the so-called Metaphysicals. The element of metaphysics among the Metaphysicals has already been called into question. There is here, no doubt, some theology, a good dose of mental cleverness or conceit, but a modern intellectual or rather rational intelligence is something other, something more than that. Even the metaphysics that was commandeered here had more or less a decorative value, it could not be taken into the pith and substance of poetic truth and beauty. It was a decoration, but not unoften a drag. I referred to the Upanishads, but these strike quite a different, almost an opposite line in this connection. They are in a sense truly metaphysical: they bypass the mind and the mental powers, get hold of a higher mode of consciousness, make a direct contact with truth and beauty and reality. It was Buddha's credit to have forged this missing link in man's spiritual consciousness, to have brought into play the power of the rational intellect and used it in support of the spiritual experience. That is not to say that he was the very first person, the originator who initiated the movement; but at least this seems to be true that in him and his au thentic followers the movement came to the forefront of human consciousness and attained the proportions of a major member of man's psychological constitution. We may remember here that Socrates, who started a similar movement of rationalisation in his own way in Europe, was almost a contemporary of the Buddha.
   Poetry as an expression of thought-power, poetry weighted with intelligence and rationalised knowledge that seems to me to be the end and drive, the secret sense of all the mystery of modern technique. The combination is risky, but not impossible. In the spiritual domain the Gita achieved this miracle to a considerable degree. Still, the power of intelligence and reason shown by Vyasa is of a special order: it is a sublimated function of the faculty, something aloof and other-worldly"introvert", a modern mind would term it that is to say, something a priori, standing in its own au thenticity and self-sufficiency. A modern intelligence would be more scientific, let us use the word, more matter-of-fact and sense-based: the mental light should not be confined in its ivory tower, however high that may be, but brought down and placed at the service of our perception and appreciation and explanation of things human and terrestrial; made immanent in the mundane and the ephemeral, as they are commonly called. This is not an impossibility. Sri Aurobindo seems to have done the thing. In him we find the three terms of human consciousness arriving at an absolute fusion and his poetry is a wonderful example of that fusion. The three terms are the spiritual, the intellectual or philosophical and the physical or sensational. The intellectual, or more generally, the mental, is the intermediary, the Paraclete, as he himself will call it later on in a poem9 magnificently exemplifying the point we are trying to make out the agent who negotiates, bridges and harmonises the two other firmaments usually supposed to be antagonistic and incompatible.

01.02 - The Creative Soul, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Now the centre of this energy, the matrix of creativity is the soul itself, one's own soul. If you want to createlive, grow and be real-find yourself, be yourself. The simple old wisdom still remains the eternal wisdom. It is because we fall off from our soul that we wander into side-paths, paths that do not belong to our real nature and hence that lead to imitation and repetition, decay and death. This is what happens to what we call common souls. The force of circumstances, the pressure of environment or simply the momentum of custom or habit compel them to choose the easiest and the readiest way that may lie before them. They do not consult the demand of the inner being but the requirement of the moment. Our bodily needs, our vital hungers and our mental prejudices obsess and obscure the impulsions that thrill the hidden spirit. We hasten to gratify the immediate and forget the eternal, we clutch at the shadow and let go the substance. We are carried away in the flux and tumult of life. It is a mixed and collective whirla Weltgeist that moves and governs us. We are helpless straws drifting in the current. But manhood demands that we stop and pause, pull ourselves out of the Maelstrom and be what we are. We must shape things as we want and not allow things to shape us as they want.
   Let each take cognisance of the godhead that is within him for self is Godand in the strength of the soul-divinity create his universe. It does not matter what sort of universe he- creates, so long as he creates it. The world created by a Buddha is not the same as that created by a Napoleon, nor should they be the same. It does not prove anything that I cannot become a Kalidasa; for that matter Kalidasa cannot become what I am. If you have not the genius of a Shankara it does not mean that you have no genius at all. Be and become yourselfma gridhah kasyachit dhanam, says the Upanishad. The fountain-head of creative genius lies there, in the free choice and the particular delight the self-determination of the spirit within you and not in the desire for your neighbours riches. The world has become dull and uniform and mechanical, since everybody endeavours to become not himself, but always somebody else. Imitation is servitude and servitude brings in grief.

01.04 - The Secret Knowledge, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  As one forgetting he searches for himself;
  As if he had lost an inner light he seeks:

01.08 - A Theory of Yoga, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Secondly, there is the line of Substitution. Here the mind does not stand in an antagonistic and protestant mood to combat and repress the impulse, but seeks to divert it into other channels, use it to other purposes which do not demand equal sacrifice, may even, on the other hand, be considered by the conscious mind as worthy of human pursuit. Thus the energy that normally would seek sexual gratification might find its outlet in the cultivation of art and literature. It is a common thing in novels to find the heroine disappointed in love taking finally to works of charity and beneficence and thus forgetting her disappointment. Another variety of this is what is known as "drowning one's sorrow in drinking."
   Thirdly, there is the line of Sublimationit is when the natural impulse is neither repressed nor diverted but lifted up into a higher modality. The thing is given a new sense and a new value which serve to remove the stigma usually attached to it and thus allow its free indulgence. Instances of carnal love sublimated into spiritual union, of passion transmuted into devotion (Bhakti) are common enough to illustrate the point.

01.08 - Walter Hilton: The Scale of Perfection, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   This spiritual march or progress can also be described as a growing into the likeness of the Lord. His true self, his own image is implanted within us; he is there in the profoundest depth of our being as Jesus, our beloved and our soul rests in him in utmost bliss. We are aware neither of Jesus nor of his spouse, our soul, because of the obsession of the flesh, the turmoil raised by the senses, the blindness of pride and egoism. All that constitutes the first or old Adam, the image of Nought, the body of death which means at bottom the "false misruled love in to thyself." This self-love is the mother of sin, is sin itself. What it has to be replaced by is charity that is the true meaning of Christian charity, forgetfulness of self. "What is sin but a wanting and a forbearing of God." And the whole task, the discipline consists in "the shaping of Christ in you, the casting of sin through Christ." Who then is Christ, what is he? This knowledge you get as you advance from your sense-bound perception towards the inner and inmost seeing. As your outer nature gets purified, you approach gradually your soul, the scales fall off from your eyes too and you have the knowledge and "ghostly vision." Here too there are three degrees; first, you start with faith the senses can do nothing better than have faith; next, you rise to imagination which gives a sort of indirect touch or inkling of the truth; finally, you have the "understanding", the direct vision. "If he first trow it, he shall afterwards through grace feel it, and finally understand it."
   It is never possible for man, weak and bound as he is, to reject the thraldom of his flesh, he can never purify himself wholly by his own unaided strength. God in his infinite mercy sent his own son, an emanation created out of his substancehis embodied loveas a human being to suffer along with men and take upon himself the burden of their sins. God the Son lived upon earth as man and died as man. Sin therefore has no longer its final or definitive hold upon mankind. Man has been made potentially free, pure and worthy of salvation. This is the mystery of Christ, of God the Son. But there is a further mystery. Christ not only lived for all men for all time, whether they know him, recognise him or not; but he still lives, he still chooses his beloved and his beloved chooses him, there is a conscious acceptance on either side. This is the function of the Holy Ghost, the redeeming power of Love active in him who accepts it and who is accepted by it, the dynamic Christ-Consciousness in the true Christian.

0.10 - Letters to a Young Captain, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  past things be effaced by forgetting the past?
  If you can really allow them to be effaced and cease to exist,
  not know it, it is because you find it more convenient to forget it.
  27 September 1962
  Do not forget — all of you who are here — that we want to
  realise something which does not yet exist upon earth; so it is
  supreme Ananda and forget life as it really is. What does
  all this mean?
  something else... (the Divine for example) and forget itself.
  18 November 1964
  Never forget where you are.
  Letters on Yoga, SABCL, Vol. 23, pp. 593 – 94.
  Never forget where you are living and the true aim of life.
  Remember this at every moment and in all circumstances. In this

0.11 - Letters to a Sadhak, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  (1) Never forget the goal that one wants to attain.
  (2) Never allow any part of the being or any of its movements to contradict one’s aspiration.

0.12 - Letters to a Student, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  never forgetting that it is for the Divine?
  To achieve that, one must have an obstinate will and a great

0.14 - Letters to a Sadhak, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  Then gradually one learns that to forget oneself is the source
  of immutable peace. Later on, in this self- forgetfulness, one finds

02.01 - Our Ideal, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   To the regard of one line of experience, Matter seems opposed to Spirit only so far as the actual and outer formulation of Matter is concerned: even then the opposition is only apparent and relative. This is the very crux of the problem. For, to such a regard Spirit becomes Matter also, it is also Matterannam brahma eva. Spirit is consciousness, cit; and Matter, it is said, is unconsciousness, acit. But unconsciousness need not be and is not, in our view, the absolute negation or utter absence of consciousness, it is only an involved or involute consciousness. If consciousness is wakefulness, unconsciousness is nothing more than forgetfulness: it is only an abeyance or suspension of consciousness, not annihilation.
   Thus the spiritualisation of Matter becomes possible simply because Matter and Spirit are not absolutely different, contradictory or incommensurable entities; they are one and the same reality, in different modeseven as water or water vapour and ice are in substance one and identical, although different in appearance. Spirit has become Matter and Matter at heart is Spirit. Spirit is latent in Matter, as Matter itself is a possible formulation involved in Spirit. Matter has come out of Spirit as Spirit pressed upon itself and gradually condensed and consolidated into the concrete material reality. Spirit has become Matter by a process of crystallisation, of self-limitation and exclusive concentration. The movement follows a definite line of self-modification, along a downward gradient till it is consummated: it is one among an infinite variety of possible self-modifications, chosen and exclusively developed with a special purpose and a definite fulfilment In view.

02.02 - Lines of the Descent of Consciousness, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   When consciousness has reached the farthest limit of its opposite, when it has reduced itself to absolutely unconscious and mechanical atoms of Matter, when the highest has descended into and become the lowest, then, by the very force of its downward drive, it has swung round and begun to mount up again. As it could not proceed farther on the downward gradient, having reached the extreme and ultimate limit of inconscience, consciousness had to turn round, as it were, by the very pressure of its inner impetus. First, then, there is a descent, a gradual involution, a veiling and closing up; next, an ascent, a gradual evolution, unfoldment and expression. We now see, however, that the last limit at the bottomMatteralthough appearing to be unconscious, is really not so: it is inconscient. That is to say, it holds consciousness secreted and involved within itself; it is, indeed, a special formulation of consciousness. It is the exclusive concentration of consciousness upon single points in itself: it is consciousness throwing itself out in scattered units and, by reason of separative identification with them and absorption into them, losing itself, forgetting itself in an absolute fixation of attention. The phenomenon is very similar to what happens when in the ordinary consciousness a worker, while doing a work, becomes so engrossed in it that he loses consciousness of himself, identifies himself with the work and in fact becomes the work, the visible resultant being a mechanical execution.
   Now this imprisoned consciousness in Matter forces Matter to be conscious again when driven on the upward gradient. This tension creates a fire, as it were, in the heart of Matter, a mighty combustion and whorl in the core of things, of which the blazing sun is an image and a symbol. All this pressure and heat and concussion and explosion mean a mighty struggle in Matter to give birth to that which is within. Consciousness that is latent must be made patent; it must reveal itself in Matter and through Matter, making Matter its vehicle and embodiment. This is the mystery of the birth of Life, the first sprouting of consciousness in Matter. Life is half-awakened consciousness, consciousness yet in a dream state. Its earliest and most rudimentary manifestation is embodied in the plant or vegetable world. The submerged consciousness strives to come still further up, to express itself to a greater degree and in a clearer mode, to become more free and plastic in its movements; hence the appearance of the animal as the next higher formulation. Here consciousness delivers itself as a psyche, a rudimentary one, no doubt, a being of feeling and sensation, and elementary mentality playing in a field of vitalised Matter. Even then it is not satisfied with itself, it asks for a still more free and clear articulation: it is not satisfied, for it has not yet found its own level. Hence after the animal, arrives man with a full-fledged Mind, with intelligence and self-consciousness and capacity for self-determination.

02.02 - The Kingdom of Subtle Matter, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Our souls forget to the Highest to aspire.
  In that fair subtle realm behind our own

02.03 - The Shakespearean Word, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   However, we must not forget Michael Angelo in this connection. He is living, he is energetic, to a supreme degree. If we seek anywhere intense au thentic life-movement, it is there at its maximum perhaps. Even his" statues are a paean of throbbing pulsating bodies. Still he has planted moving life in immobility and stilled rigidity. It is a passing moment stopped as though by magic; a mortis rigor holds in and controls, as it were, a wild vigour spurting out.
   We know that almost no paraphernalia are really needed to present a Shakespearean drama on the stage. His magical, all powerful words are sufficient to do the work of the decorative artist. The magic of the articulate word, the mere sound depicts, not only depicts but carries you and puts you face to face with the living reality. I will give you three examples to show how Shakespeare wields his Prosperian wand. First I take the lines from Macbeth, that present before you the castle of Duncan, almost physicallyperhaps even a little more than physicallywith its characteristic setting and atmosphere:

02.06 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  What by our mind's forgetfulness we miss,
  Our being's natural felicity,

02.07 - George Seftris, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Stoop down, if you can, to the dark sea, forgetting
   The sound of a flute played to naked feet

02.09 - Two Mystic Poems in Modern French, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   My blood is now captured. It is the willing prey, the victim of its hunter. It is living only because it is dead. There is now no endeavour to seek and to hear, to run after the golden treasure, for now it is a child's consciousness made of a darkness, a forgetfulness crowded with marvels.
   The earthly blood that loses its way is heavy because it treads here below. Here there are stagnant waters, dead ashes. The arm from on high must extend here too. Here all forms are walking statues. They delay and delay in a death that is yet warmonly lukewarm but lifeless. The earthly love I bear is my enemy. Its fire ends in dust and I go to sleep into the unconsciousness. My home here is a mourning hall; how can it be changed into a hall of beauty and living and moving shapes? Yes, my mouth is empty and full of dust, yes, it cries bitten by a corrosive acid thrown upon an increasing silence. It is a fire that comes from the chill snowy heights.

02.11 - New World-Conditions, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   India should consider the present situation with calmness, detachment and wisdom, not hark back to the past, brooding over the mistakes and misdeeds of her erstwhile masters they are no longer masters; yes, forgiving and forgetting, one must face squarely the new situation and make the best use of it. India, that claims a spiritual heritage and a high and hoary civilisation, can afford to be idealistic even and envisage a deeper and higher law of Nature, of universal harmony and solidarity, of conscious co-operation. Apart from that, if as practical men, we look to our self-interest, then also it will be wise for us to take up the same line of procedure, viz., what idealism demands. A nation too, like the individual, can be swayed by pride, prejudice, passion, a false sense of prestige and a spirit of vengeance. However natural these reactions may seem to be, in view of the conditions of their incidence, they possess, more often than not, the property of the boomerang, they hit back the originating source itself. It has been said, for example, that the origin of the present war the rise of Hitleris due to the Versailles Treaty that ended the last war, which was, in its turn a war of revenge having its origin on the field of Sedan; this campaign of 1870 again was the natural and inevitable outcome of the Napoleonic conquest. Thus there has been a seesaw movement in national relations without a definite issue. And pessimists of today aver that we are not come to the end of the spiral.
   But we do not subscribe to such prognostics. There is no inevitability of the kind. "Time must have a stop." The two lower limbs of the dialectic must be rounded in then by a higher reality. For two reasons. First of, all, Nature herself moves towards synthesis and harmonydiscord and difference are part only of the process working for that eventual consummation. Secondly, the human spirit is there, with the urge of its inevitable destiny, to create its power in the vision and consciousness of the hidden truth and reality which 'surface contingencies seem often to deny.

02.12 - Mysticism in Bengali Poetry, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   She, the Eternal Memory, from the forgetfulness of
   earth's depths

02.13 - On Social Reconstruction, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   This theory of money power, in spite of its factual or practical truth, is not the whole truth. This is, I should say, the very old I Ptolemaic social system, in a new garb, which turns round man as an economic and physicalbeing. The Copernican system would view man chiefly as a psychological centre. A truly rational economic system can be based upon such an inner view of the situation. A merely economic view would take man as nothing more than a wage-earning machine and that will give the society and its government a mechanistic pattern. It will forget this simple truism that a man's worth is not and need not be always commensurate with his wage-earning capacity or even his usefulness as a citizen (in the way the atom-bomb Scientists are proving useful today).
   Personal value will mean then not productive value, but creative value, that is to say, the capacity to create values, that means the consideration of the psychological and moral makeup of the individual.

02.14 - Appendix, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Our birth is but a sleep and forgetting:
   The Soul that rises with us, our life's Star,

03.01 - The Evolution of Consciousness, #The Integral Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  - not only the macrocosm, but the microcosm is nothing but consciousness arranging itself. For instance when consciousness in its movement, or rather a certain stress of movement, forgets itself in the action it becomes an apparently "unconscious" energy; when it forgets itself in the form it becomes the electron, the atom, the material object. In reality it is still consciousness that works in the energy and determines the form and the evolution of form. When it wants to liberate itself, slowly, evolutionarily, out of matter, but still in the form, it emerges as life, as the animal, as man and it can go on evolving itself still farther out of its involution and become something more than mere man.
  Consciousness is a reality inherent in existence. It is there even when it is not active on the surface, but silent and immobile; it is there even when it is invisible on the surface, not reacting on outward things or sensible to them, but withdrawn and either active or inactive within; it is there even when it seems to us to be quite absent and the being to our view unconscious and inanimate.

03.05 - Some Conceptions and Misconceptions, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   The exclusive concentration was the logical and inevitable final term of a movement of separativity and exteriorisation. It had its necessity and utility. Its special function was utilised by Nature for precision and perfection in details of execution in the most material order of reality. Indeed, what can be more exact and accurate than the laws of physics, the mathematical laws that govern the movements of the material particles? Furthermore, if we look at the scientist himself, do we not find in him an apt image of the same phenomenon? A scientist means a specialist the more specialised and restricted his view, the surer he is likely to be in his particular domain. And specialised knowledge means a withdrawal from other fields and viewpoints of knowledge, an ignorance of them. Likewise, a workman who moulds the head of a pin is all concentrated upon that single point of existencehe forgets the whole world and himself in that act whose perfect execution seems to depend upon the measure of his self-oblivion. But evidently this is not bound to be so. A one-pointed self-absorption that is Ignoranceis certainly an effective way of dealing with material objectsthings of Ignorance; but it is not the only way. It is a way or mechanism adopted by Nature in a certain status under certain conditions. One need not always forget oneself in the act in order to do the act perfectly. An unconscious instinctive act is not always best doneit can be done best consciously, intuitively. A wider knowledge, a greater acquaintance with objects and facts and truths of other domains too is being more and more insisted upon as a surer basis of specialisation. The pinpointed (one might almost say geometrically pointed) consciousness in Matter that resolves itself into unconsciousness acts perfectly but blindly; the vast consciousness also acts there with absolute perfection but consciouslyconscious in the highest degree.
   As we have said, super-consciousness does not confine itself to the supreme status alone, to the domain of pure infinity, but it comes down and embraces the most inferior status too, the status of the finite. Precisely because it is infinity, it is not bound to its infinity but can express its infinity in and through infinite limits.
   We can, however, make a distinction between limitation and delimitation or individuation. Limitation is a movement of Ignorance: it is the result of exclusive concentration. It creates separateness, forgets the unity. Delimitation, on the contrary, is a movement of knowledge, of pure consciousness dynamic. It creates diversity, multiplicity maintained in unity.
   It is to be added that the limitation in Ignorance is after all apparent; that does not mean it is unreal or illusory, in the sense of Mayavada. Here is the distinction: Mayavada holds all formation as my, illusory, makes no difference between limitation and delimitation: according to it, all delimitation is ignorant and illusory limitation; none has real or essential existence. In Sri Aurobindo's view limitation is real, as also delimitation: only the former is a temporary reality, it is the latter itself but under certain conditions. Again, Mayavada speaks of the Brahman, the Absolute or Transcendent as the sole and true reality: it is the Stable, the Unmoving, the utter Unity cancelling, negating all movement and multiplicity. Sri Aurobindo views the highest reality as dynamic also, permeating the multiplicity and becoming the multiplicity, becoming or existing as the multiplicity in a movement of Knowledge, becoming and appearing also at first in a movement and mode of Ignorance as the material multiplicity but gradually transmuting this ignorant multiplicity into a movement and embodiment of Knowledge. For the Knowledge was always there in and behind the Ignorance, secretly informing and guiding, moulding and transforming it.
   One must not forget, however, that the principle of exclusive concentration cannot be isolated I from the total action of consciousness and viewed as functioning by itself at any time. We isolated it for logical comprehension. In actuality it is integrated with the whole nisus of consciousness and operates in conjunction with and as part of the total drive. That total drive at one point results in the multiple realities of Matter. When the element of limitation in the physical plane is ascribed to the exclusiveness of a stress in consciousness, it should not be forgotten that the act is, as it were, a joint and several responsibility of the whole consciousness in its multiple functioning. And the reverse movement is also likewise a global act: there too the force that withdraws, ascends or eliminates cannot be isolated from the other force that reaffirms, re-establishes, reintegrates,the principle of exclusiveness (like that of pain) is not proved to be illusory and non-existent, but reappears in its own essential nature as a principle of centring or canalisation of consciousness.

03.06 - The Pact and its Sanction, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   The Pact if it is to be a success must be implemented at three levels. First of all, at the highest level, at the source itself, that is to say, between the Governments who initiated the move. The ministers and members at the top should themselves maintain an entente cordiale (in the literal and true sense of the phrase) and set an example by their word and deed, and what is more difficult and important, in their thought and feeling. They that are on either side of the fence should meet and talk and intermix as real friends and comrades, devise ways and means as to how best to carry out what they sincerely wish and desire. If they do not believe in the agreement in their heart of hearts, if they accept it simply because forced by compelling circumstances and because there was no other way out, if they entertain doubts and reservations and take it up as a pis aller, than surely more than half the force of the Pact is already gone. If the Pact is not sealed by the truth of our heart, then it becomes a mere scrap of paper and is sure to go the way of all such papers. It will not be stronger than the hundred and one contracts that are made between states only to be broken at the earliest opportunity. We have taken as the motto of our government the flaming mantra of the Upanishad, Truth alone leads to victory; we should not forget the continuation of the text, and not false hood.
   The leaders overhead should be actuated by the truth of the soul (indeed for that they should have first a soul). A mainly political deal covers up the fissure, an apparent solution or easing of the situation hides a festering sore. We should have understood by now, it has been the bitter lesson of the epoch comprising the last two great wars that mere politics does not save, on the contrary, it leads you into a greater and greater mess. And still if governments have not learnt the lesson, if they follow the old system of real-politick, well, we can say only God save us, for we are heading straight over the precipicea final crash or a terrible revolution.
   The Pact has to be implemented not only at the top but equally at the bottom. Here the matter seems somewhat easier. For in reality the common people have no interest in quarrels, they would prefer to live and let live peacefully; the burden of daily life is sufficient for them and they are not normally inclined to be busy about things that would disturb their routine work. Difference in religion or caste or creed is not such a serious matter with them. They tolerate and accommodate themselves to any variety easily and if there is a clash on an occasion, they forget it soon, and live amicably together as before. That has been the life in the villages for millennia. And if there is a formal Pact on the upper levels, it is what is normal and natural to the common mass.
   The difficulty comes from the middle region, from the second element of the tripartite sanction. It is the "middle class", not quite in the economic but in the ideological sense. In other words, in every society there are people who have risen or are attempting to rise above the mass level. They look around and above: they are not satisfied with their lot, they aspire towards higher and wider ideals. They are the material out of which what we call reformers and revolutionaries are made. In the general mass who are more or less contented, they are the discontented: they form the leaven of cells that move and stir and work for change. Now all depends on what kind of leaven it is, what is the quality of the force that is called up, the nature of the ideal or idea that is invoked. For it can be either way, for good or for evil. There are elements that belong to the light, and there are elements that belong to darkness. There are mixtures in men no doubt, but on the whole there are these two types: one helps humanity's progress, the other retards and sometimes blocks completely. If the mass of mankind is tamasinertia there is a kind of rajasdynamism that drives towards greater tamas, as the Upanishad says, towards disintegration, under the garb of reformation it brings about disruption.

03.12 - TagorePoet and Seer, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Such a great name is Rabindranath Tagore in Bengali literature. We need not forget Bankim Chandra, nor even Madhusudan: still one can safely declare that if Bengali language and literature belonged to any single person as its supreme liberator and fosterer savitand pit is Rabindranath. It was he who lifted that language and literature from what had been after all a provincial and parochial status into the domain of the international and universal. Through him a thing of local value was metamorphosed definitively into a thing of world value.
   The miracle that Tagore has done is this: he has brought out the very soul of the raceits soul of lyric fervour and grace, of intuitive luminosity and poignant sensibility, of beauty and harmony and delicacy. It is this that he has made living and vibrant, raised almost to the highest pitch and amplitude in various modes in the utterance of his nation. What he always expresses, in all his creations, is one aspect or another, a rhythm or a note of the soul movement. It is always a cry of the soul, a profound experience in the inner heart that wells out in the multifarious cadences of his poems. It is the same motif that finds a local habitation and a name in his short stories, perfect gems, masterpieces among world's masterpieces of art. In his dramas and novels it is the same element that has found a wider canvas for a more detailed and graphic notation of its play and movement. I would even include his essays (and certainly his memoirs) within the sweep of the same master-note. An essay by Rabindranath is as characteristic of the poet as any lyric poem of his. This is not to say that the essays are devoid of a solid intellectual content, a close-knit logical argument, an acute and penetrating thought movement, nor is it that his novels or dramas are mere lyrics drawn out arid thinned, lacking in the essential elements of a plot and action and character. What I mean is that over and above these factors which Tagores art possesses to a considerable degree, there is an imponderable element, a flavour, a breath from elsewhere that suffuses the entire creation, something that can be characterised only as the soul-element. It is this presence that makes whatever the poet touches not only living and graceful but instinct with something that belongs to the world of gods, something celestial and divine, something that meets and satisfies man's deepest longing and aspiration.
   The modernist does not ask: is it good? is it beautiful? He asks: is it effective? is it expressive? And by effectivity and expressiveness he means something nervous and physical. Expressiveness to him would mean the capacity to tear off the veil over what once was considered not worth the while or decent to uncover. A strange recklessness and shamelessness, an unhealthy and perverse curiosity, characteristic of the Asura and the Pisacha, of the beings of the underworld, mark the movement of the modernist. But I forget. The Modernist is not always an anarchist, for he too seeks to establish a New Order; indeed he arrogates to himself that mission and declares it to be his and his alone. Obviously it is not the order of the higher gods of Olympus: these have been ousted and dethroned. We are being led back to the mysteries of an earlier race, reverting to an infra-evolutionary status, into the arcana of Thor and Odin, godlings of an elemental Nature.
   In such a world Tagore is a voice and a beacon from over the heights of the old world declaring and revealing the verities that are eternal and never die. They who seek to kill them do so at their peril. Tagore is a great poet: as such he is close to the heart of Bengal. He is a great Seer: as such humanity will claim him as its own.

03.14 - Mater Dolorosa, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Some believers in God or in the Spirit admit that it is so. The world is the creation of another being, a not-God, a not-Spiritwhe ther Maya or Ahriman or the Great Evil. One has simply to forget the world, abandon earthly existence altogether as a nightmare. Peace, felicity one can possess and enjoy but not here in this vale of tears, anityam asukham lokam imam, but elsewhere beyond.
   Is that the whole truth? We, for ourselves, do not subscribe to this view. Truth is a very complex entity, the universe a mingled strain. It is not a matter of merely sinners and innocents that we have to deal with. The problem is deeper and more fundamental. The whole question is, where, in which world, on which level of consciousness do we stand, and, what is more crucial, how much of that consciousness is dynamic and effective in normal life. If we are in the ordinary consciousness and live wholly with that consciousness, it is inevitable that, being in the midst of Nature's current, we should be buffeted along, the good and the evil, as we conceive them to be, befalling us indiscriminately. Or, again, if we happen to live in part or even mainly in an inner or higher consciousness, more or less in a mood of withdrawal from the current of life allowing the life movements to happen as they list, then too we remain, in fact, creatures and playthings of Nature and we must not wonder if, externally, suffering becomes the badge of our tribe.

03.17 - The Souls Odyssey, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting:
   The Soul that rises with us, our life's Star,
   Not in entire forgetfulness,
   And not in utter nakedness,
   In the meanwhile, however, our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting. A physical incarnation clouds the soul-consciousness and involves loss of memory, amnesia. The soul's travail therefore in a physical body is precisely to regain the memory of what has been forgotten. Spiritual discipline means at bottom this remembering, and all culture too means nothing more than that that is also what Plato thought when he said that all knowledge, all true knowledge consists in reminiscence.
   Man, in his terrestrial body, although fallen, because shrouded and diverted from his central being of light and fire, is yet not, as I have said, wholly forsaken and cut adrift. He always carries within him that radiant core through all the peregrinations of earthly sojourn. And though the frontal consciousness, the physical memory has no contact with it, there is a stream of inner consciousness that continues to maintain the link. That is the silver lining to the dark cloud that envelops and engulfs our normal life. And that is why at timesnot unoften there occurs a crack, a fissure in the crust of our earthly nature of ignorance and a tongue of flame leaps outone or other perhaps of the seven sisters of which the Upanishad speaks. And then a mere man becomes a saint, a seer, a poet, a prophet, a hero. This is the flaming godhead whom we cherish within, Agni, the leader of our progressive life, the great Sacrifice, the child whom we nourish, birth after birth, by all that we experience and do and achieve. To live normally and naturally in that fiery elementlike the legendary Salamanderto mould one's consciousness and being, one's substance and constitution, even the entire cellular organisation into the radiant truth is the goal of man's highest aspiration, the ultimate end of Nature's evolutionary urge and the cycle of rebirth.

04.01 - The Birth and Childhood of the Flame, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Although our fallen minds forget to climb,
  Although our human stuff resists or breaks,

04.29 - To the Heights-XXIX, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   that has travelled down to a forgetful Here Below,
   awakening us to reminiscences of our ancient and eternal estate,

05.01 - The Destined Meeting-Place, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  And forgetting obvious joys and common dreams,
  Obedient to Time's call, to the spirit's fate,

05.02 - Satyavan, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Of celestial insight now forgetful grown,
  He seizes on some sign of outward charm

05.06 - The Birth of Maya, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   But, somewhere, in a part of universal being the Divine chose to forget the Divine, a veil was allowed to interpose in front of the All-Light, the All-Bliss, the All-Power:
   A mixture became possible, the dualities were born-

05.12 - The Soul and its Journey, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   An easy and quick passage to the place of rest, that is what the being needs and asks for after death. This is determined by one's Karma in life and the last wish and prayer at the moment of death for the force of consciousness at this critical moment acts not only upon the character of the passage but also upon the character even of the next birth. Apart from one's own merit, one can be helped by others also who are still upon earth and who claim to be his friends and relatives and wellwishers not in the way they think they do at present, that is to say, by grieving and lamenting or even by performing rites and ceremonies, these often retard rather than accelerate the passage, but by an inner detachment and calm prayer and goodwill: oftener perhaps to forget the departed is the best way to help him. A truly conscious help can be given only by one who has the requisite occult power and spiritual realisation the Guru, for example.

06.01 - The Word of Fate, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  And they forget the wounded feet of man,
  His limbs that faint beneath the whips of grief,

06.02 - The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Thy consciousness forgets to be divine
  As it walks in the vague penumbra of the flesh

06.15 - Ever Green, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   The great secret of progressand also of permanent youthfulnessis to feel at every moment that you are just beginning your life and your life experience. Always you start afresh; even if you are on the same path and seem to be moving in the same direction for the hundredth time, you must feel as if it was for the first time that you undertook the journey, it was your maiden attempt towards a new discovery. forget all past ideas, notions, experiences that crowd upon your mind; sweep away all the accumulated dust that has cumbered your brain; make your consciousness as clean and clear as that of a newborn babeall straightened out, with none of the convolutions and wrinkles of an aged cerebrum. Always you will come into contact with the world and things in all the simplicity and spontaneity of a pure consciousness and always the world and things will bring to you their unending wonder and beauty and truth.
   Whenever you go inside and seek your poise, do not look for your old acquaintances, the familiar experiences, do not carry upon your back the load of the past, but go ahead, as if through a virgin tract, making quite new discoveries, and opening unexpected vistas at each step. You can make an experiment even on your physical body, i.e. take the physical consciousness too to share in your adventure of ever new discovery. Thus you may, for example, forget your habit of eating or even walking, truly forget and try to learn over again, even as you did for the first time as a child. You have to acquire consciously a capacity of the body that has become an almost unconscious reflex action. It is a wonderful and exhilarating experience. Naturally you cannot repeat too often or carry too far an experiment of this kind on the physical plane. But you can freely deal with your inner life and consciousness. You can make your mind and your vital a clean slate, as much as you like: not once in your life, but every moment of your life. And then see how the world impinges upon your consciousness, what fresh discoveries and awakenings come to you endlessly! You can always rid yourself of the accustomed vibrations on the normal levels of your existence, the physical, vital and mental; and even you can go beyond your psychic formation and be the wide, the vast, the limitless, the Infinite itself, void of all name and form. And then with that virgin consciousness drop straight into the world of material life and form, into your body and bodily reactions. The world will give itself up to you in its pristine purity, its original beauty and truth, always luminous and glorious. This experience has to be the normal mode of your living, not simply the culmination or acme of your being, a fixed and stagnant status, even if considered the highest, the summum bonum. That is how you can keep yourself and the world around you ever fresh and young and new.
   The preacher who speaks of the truth and delivers it to his hearers is usually effective for the first time or for a first few occasions only, when he feels the truth of his truth and is sincere while delivering. But as time wears on, his truth too wears out, for it becomes stereotyped, a matter of mere habit. The experience is no longer lived, but mechanically doled out. You are sincere only when the experience is new and fresh and living, it should be made so every moment, otherwise it is dead letter, letter that killeth.

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

06.27 - To Learn and to Understand, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   It is one thing to learn (apprendre), quite another to understand (comprendre). In learning you take in a thing by your surface mind and it is a thing that comes in from outside like a foreign body; it is put into you, almost driven and thrust into you. You do not absorb it, make it wholly your own. If you are not mindful, leave it aside for sometime, it goes clean out of your memory. Understanding a thing, on the other hand, means, you absorb it, get it into the stuff of your being, you live it in your consciousness within. When you have understood a thing you never forget it; it has become an element of your consciousness. Years and years might have passed, yet the thing would be as clear and vivid as it was on the first day. Why do you forget so easily the lessons that you learnwith pain and difficultyfrom books or at school from teachers? It is because you simply learn, but do not understand. You retain in your brain the words, the outer formula or forms, you note down the information; but what they stand for, their import and inner law, the living truth escape you totally. You read Einstein, read over and over again his formulas and equations and even commit them to memorylearn by rote; but after a time, if you lose touch with them, they vanish from your mind or become very vague and misty and you have to start again. That is because you learnt Einstein simply as a lesson, whereas if you entered into the perceptions these forms embody, the inner principles that determine them, if the Einsteinian consciousness became in some way your consciousness, then you would have understood and never forgotten. It would not be a lesson but an experience. What is needed, then, is this inner awakening by which you live a thing, identify yourself with it, become one with it and not simply meet or make a mere nodding acquaintance with it. Unless there is this awakening or openness, as we say, in the consciousness, however much a lesson is thrust into you, it will not enter deeply enough. You may learn, like a parrot, but you will not understand, it will pass over your head and soon be forgotten.
   Indeed it was not very much necessary for the ancient sages and occultists to try to hide their knowledge in an obscure language, in codes and symbols and ciphers for fear of misuse by the common uninitiate; even if they had expressed their knowledge in ordinary language, ordinary people would not have understood it at all. It would be like my speaking to you in Chinese-, you would not make out anything of it. One comprehends only what one already possesses, that is to say, you must have within you something at least of what you want to know and understand, something corresponding to it, similar in nature and vibration. That is what I mean when I say that you should be open, your mind and consciousness should be turned and attuned to the object it wishes to seize; it must have some light in it in order to receive the light outside and beyond. If it is mere obscurity, the light does not light; even if it manages to come it departs soon or is engulfed in the darkness.

06.32 - The Central Consciousness, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Very often this was the experience: union with the Supreme is established, but as soon as the consciousness was about to settle and merge in the bliss of the union, it was called back and had to turn to the outside world to the ordinary affairs of ordinary consciousness. As if I was given to understand that it was not for me to forget and reject the life of the physical world and pass into the Beyond, but to maintain the contact, the closest contact, between this world and the Beyond and hold both together in one consciousness. The process is some-what like this: you withdraw the consciousness from the world outside and turn inward; you withdraw even from your own physical activities and physical perceptions; you with-draw further in this way step by step through all the grades of life movements and mental movements, go deep inward and high upward till you reach the highest summit: the absolute silence and indivisible unity with the immutable single reality. This was the aim and, generally, the end of all the greatest spiritual disciplines of the past. We too have to possess this realisation; but for us, it is the basis, the indispensable basis, no doubt, all the same it is the starting-point. Sri Aurobindo has always said that our yoga begins where other yogas end. For what we aim at is not merely the attainment of the summit reality, the consciousness beyond, but to bring it down, make it a living and actual reality in the physical world. The older yogas intended to save the world, but accomplished only the salvation of the individual, one's own self, by passing beyond the world, realising the supreme Spirit and Truth and never coming back. Thus the world remained what it has ever been: only a few escaped out of it. Our yoga enters its crucial phase, its characteristic and its most difficult turn, when it seeks to bring down the highest consciousness once realised on the heights and make it enter into the life of the world and fix it there as the permanent possession of earthly life.
   The key is to find the poise where both the extremes meet, the junction of the two levels of consciousness, the transcendent and the manifested, where the two not only do not contradict or oppose each other, but are aspects or modes of the same Truth, indissolubly united and unified. It is just the border-line, the last point of the manifested world and the first point of the Unmanifest (as one goes upward). If you are able to find the point you have not to make a choice between two irreconcilables, either the Brahman or the world. It is only when you miss the point that you are forced to the choice: some choose the other side of the border, the static consciousness, the eternal immutable pure being, self-absorbed and self-sufficient; others who dare not do that, turn to the world and remain entangled and drowned in its darkness, ignorance, travail, undelight, impotency and misery. But, as I have said, this is not the necessary or inevitable solutionif solution it is at allof the enigma.

07.02 - The Parable of the Search for the Soul, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
   forgetting eternity's call, forgetting God."
  The Voice replied: "Is this enough, O spirit?

07.02 - The Spiral Universe, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Evolution does not proceed in a straight line, but in a spiral. That is to say, it is not a constant progress in one direction, but consists of progression, regression and an ultimate progression. The spiral movement means that all things must enter into the phenomenon of evolution, so that it is not one thing only that progresses and others lag behind but that all move forwardall move forward but at different speeds and also from different starting-points. And they move not straight as the crow flies, but in a circle like the soaring eagle. When you concentrate upon one point of the circle, you will see relatively to it many others not advancing at all but receding and the point itself will seem at times to be going back towards a position already left behind. One goes back to pick up certain elements that have not been included in the progress, not properly dealt with. It happens usually that when you progress in one thing, you forget another; so you have to turn back and take up the neglected element. Thus you have to go round and round, as it were, until you include the totality of your being, even embrace the totality of the universe. When you have, however, gathered the by-passed factor and come back to the original position from where you seemed to have regressed, you find that you are not exactly at the same point but at a corresponding point on a higher plane. That forms a spiral, not merely a circle.
   There are, in the universe, an infinite number of points moving, each forming a spiral; so there are an infinite number of spirals. And these spirals do not lie only side by side, but cross each other and thus give an aspect of contrariness and contradictoriness. So if you wish to take a total view of the movement of universal progress, you will be somewhat puzzled. There are so many lines that advance and there are so many which recede at the same time. Some come into the light, others go into the background and none independent or self-sufficient. There is a sort of intermingling, even coordination.

07.05 - The Finding of the Soul, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  To face the pang and to forget the bliss,
  To share the suffering and endure earth's wounds

07.16 - Things Significant and Insignificant, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Divine Disgust Why Do We forget Things?
   Other Authors Nolini Kanta Gupta Part SevenThings Significant and Insignificant
   Divine Disgust Why Do We forget Things?

07.17 - Why Do We Forget Things?, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
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   Other Authors Nolini Kanta Gupta Part SevenWhy Do We forget Things?
   Why Do We forget Things?
   There are many reasons, of course. First and the most important is that we use the faculty of memory in order to remember. Memory is a mental instrument depending upon the formation and growth of the brain. Your brain is developing constantly unless, of course, it is already degenerating; the development can continue for a long time, longer than that of the body. In the process there are necessarily things replaced by others; and as the instrument grows, elements that were useful in one state are no longer so in a subsequent state and have to give place to others more suitable. The net result of our acquisitions remains there in essence, but all that had led to it, the intermediary steps are suppressed. Indeed, a good memory means nothing more than that that is to say, to remember the results only, so that the fundamentals are sifted and stored, namely, those alone that are useful for further construction. This is more important than just trying to retain some particular items in a rigid manner.
   There is another thing. Apart from the fact that memory by itself in its very nature is a defective organ, there is the other fact that I there are different states of consciousness one following another. Each state faithfully records the phenomena of that moment, whatever they may be. Now, if your mind is calm and clear, wide and strong, you can by concentrating your consciousness on that moment bring out of it and recall in your present active state what is recorded there of your movements then; you can, that is to say, go back to the particular state of consciousness at a given moment and live it again. What is registered in your consciousness is never obliterated and hence not really forgotten. You can live a thousand years and you will not have forgotten that. Therefore, if you do not want to forget a thing, you must retain it through your consciousness, and not through your mental memory. As I have said, the mental memory fades away, new things, things of today replace old things, things of yesterday. But that of which you are conscious in your conscious-ness, you can never forget. It lies somewhere in the background, returns to you at your bidding. You have only to withdraw to that state of the consciousness where it lies imbedded. In this way you can recall things that you knew perhaps centuries ago. It is how you remember your past lives. For, a movement of consciousness never dies out, it is only the impressions on the surface brain-mind that are fugitive. What you have learnt with this superficial instrument laboriouslyonly read, heard, noted, underlinedleaves no lasting mark, but what is imbibed, breathed in into the stuff of consciousness remains. The brain is being constantly renewed and reformed. Old cells, cells that have become weak and atrophied are replaced by younger and stronger ones or the old cells combine differently or enter into other organisations. Thus the old impressions or memories they carried are obliterated.
   It is, as I say, by entering into a previous state of consciousness where you experienced a thing that you can always call back the thing. Only you must know how to get at the point, submerged somewhere in the depths. The body, after death, dissolves, the greater part of the vital and the mind dissolves alsoonly a small portion that has been well organised, given a compact cohesive form endures. Such an achievement is a rare phenomenon. But it is otherwise with the consciousness. Consciousness is eternal. If you contact the consciousness you discover the whole mystery of the earth and creation. It is consciousness that can create.

07.18 - How to get rid of Troublesome Thoughts, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Why Do We forget Things? Bad Thought-Formation
   Other Authors Nolini Kanta Gupta Part SevenHow to get rid of Troublesome Thoughts
   There are several ways and also it depends upon the case. The first and the easiest way is to think of something else. Concentrate your attention upon a subject which has nothing to do with what troubles you. You can read something interesting or take up a work that demands care and consideration. Something creative would be more effective; writers and artists, for example, when they are engaged in their particular occupation forget everything else, their whole mind is engrossed in that one matter. But, of course, once the work is done, the trouble begins again, if one has not learnt to control the thoughts in the meanwhile. So there is the second method which is a little more difficult. You have to learn a movement of rejection. As you reject or throwaway a physical object, even so you must throwaway and reject the thought. It is more difficult, but if you succeed, it is more effective. You have to practise and continue the endeavour, repeat and persevere and there is no reason why you should not succeed, if you are thoroughly sincere and serious.
   There is a third method. It is to bring down from above a greater light which is in its nature the very opposite of the thoughts you are dealing with, opposite in a very radical and deep sense; that is to say, if the thoughts that trouble you are obscure and ignorant, especially if they happen to rise from the subconscient or the inconscient, supported by the mere instincts, then, by calling down the light from above and turning it upon the dark thoughts you can simply dissolve them or transform them, wherever possible. It is the supreme means, but perhaps not within the easy reach of all. But if you succeed in it, not only the thoughts do not come, their very cause is removed. The first method is to turn aside, the second to face and fight, the third to rise above and transform. In the third you are not only cured, but you make a progressa true progress.
   Why Do We forget Things? Bad Thought-Formation

07.20 - Why are Dreams Forgotten?, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   To become conscious of all the various movements of your nights, to recover them in your memory, some sort of training is necessary. The different states of the being in which you roam at night are, as you have seen, usually separate from each other. There is a gap in between two states; you jump from one to the other. There is no highway passing through all the domains of your consciousness connecting them without break or interruption. That means forgetfulness. When you leap from one into the other, you push back, that is forget, the one you leave behind. So you have to construct a bridge and very few people know how to do it; it requires more engineering skill than to build a material bridge. You may have very wonderful experiences in sleep, but you forget them all; perhaps you remember, as I have said, the last one, the one nearest to the physical mind. The best way then to remember and become conscious of the whole night is to begin at the end and go backward. Catch hold of the last image that still persists in your memory, like the loose end of a thread and then pull, pull slowly, till image after image comes back: it is something like the unrolling of a cinema film in the reverse direction. When you lose trace, stop and concentrate a little; try to call back whatever stray bit or faint impression still persists or can be more easily revived and then again pull slowly, gently, pick up whatever shows itself, try to join the bits. In this way, after some trial and training you will be able to recover a good part of the lost underworld.
   There are, however, many ways of setting about the thing. For you must know that your nights are not all the same. Each one is different and brings its own kind of sleep and dream. As each day is different having its own particular kind of activity, each night too likewise comes with its peculiar experiences. You may think that one day is more or less exactly like the previous day, that you are doing the same thing from day to day; but it is not so. Outwardly the activities may appear to be the same, but really their nature and significance vary from one day to another. No two moments are alike in the universe. Your night too is an universe of its own kind. Each night brings its own problem and needs its own solution.

07.24 - Meditation and Meditation, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Yes, some know how to meditate. But even supposing you know how to enter into the divine consciousness, that experience must have some effect upon your external lifenaturally it would differ according to the person concerned. There are some who cut themselves clean into two. These, as I have said, when they enter into meditation, have or think they have experiences and very fine experiences. But when they come back and begin to act, they become the most ordinary people, with the most ordinary reactions, doing all kinds of things that should not be done. They think of themselves alone, busy arranging their own life, without a thought for others, whether one could be useful to the world or not. And yet in meditation, they came into contact with some higher and deeper consciousness and reality. It is for this reason that people who have found it difficult to change human nature, have declared it an impossibility and advised that the one thing to do under the circumstances is to abandon the world and escape. Naturally, if all could run away there would no more be any world. But, luckily or unluckily, the existence of the world does not depend upon the will of individuals: they had no hand in the creation of the world and they do not know how it came about. Is it simply because some get away from the world that the world will cease to exist for them, perhaps, but for others? Although I am not sure whether even they really succeed in getting away. In any case, I do not believe that you can transform yourself by meditation. But when a work is there before you and you do it as well as you can, also while doing it you take care not to forget the Divine and you give yourself up to him so that he may change your being, change your reactions into something beautiful and luminous, then indeed the Divine will transform you.
   I have never seen people who left off everything to sit in a more or less empty meditation making any progress; in any case their progress is very small. On the contrary, I have seen people, full of enthusiasm for the work of transformation in the world, devoting themselves to that work without reservation: they give themselves up with no idea of personal salvation. Yes, it is such people I have seen making the wonderful progress. On the other hand, I have seen very many living in monasteries: well, they are not worth talking about. It is not by running away from the world that you will change it: it is only by working steadily at it that you can bring about the change.

07.41 - The Divine Family, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   At a given moment, when the time is ripe, they are called up. The souls are like children asleep, in the peace and repose of the psychic world, awaiting the urge or order for another birth. As soon as the order is given, they wake up and rush down towards the earth. When they drop thus into the earth's atmosphere, they are no longer together, they are scattered about all over the earth. One does not know even where one drops. Also once under the material conditions and circumstances here below, things take a very different aspect. For, the inner impulse, the original purpose gets veiled; the psychic forgets and is now surrounded and hedged in by forces, things and persons perhaps quite foreign and contradictory to its nature. Now comes the labour of the soul, to find itself, to look about for the lost end of the thread. The inner urge must be strong enough, the original will categorical enough for the being to surmount all obstacles, pass through all vicissitudes, work through all the windings of a labyrinthine journey and finally arrive. Some perhaps do not arrive at all in a particular life or arrive only to stop at a distance: others arrive not in a straight line, but, as I have said, after a tortuous and roundabout wandering. In other words, in their external mind and impulsion, they look for other things, they are interested in objects that are far other than the soul's interestlike the person who enquired of Yoga, as she thought a Yogi could give her back her spoilt beauty. And yet the soul makes use of such trivial or absurd means to turn the man towards itself, guide him gradually to the place or the family to which he really belongs.
   The material world is full of things that draw you away from your soul's quest, from approaching your home. Normally you are tossed about by the forces of ignorant Nature and you are driven even to do the worst stupidities. There is but one solution, to find your psychic being; and once you have found it, cling to it desperately and not to allow yourself to be drawn out by any temptation, any other impulsion whatsoever.

07.43 - Music Its Origin and Nature, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Music, you must remember, like any other art, is a means for expressing somethingsome idea, some feeling, some emotion, a certain aspiration and so on. There is even a domain where all these movements exist and from where they are brought down under a musical form. A good composer with some inspiration would produce good music; he is then called a good musician. A bad musician can have also a good inspiration, he can receive something from the higher domain, but possessing no musical capacity, he would produce only what is very commonplace, very ordinary and uninteresting. However, if you go beyond, precisely over to this place where lies the origin of music, get to the idea, the emotion, the inspiration behind, you can then taste of these things without being held back by the form. Still this musical form can be joined on to what is behind or beyond the form; for it is that which originally inspired the musician to compose. Of course, there are instances where no inspiration exists, where the source is only a kind of sound mechanics, which is not, in any case, always interesting. What I mean is this that there is an inner state in which the outer form is not the most important thing: there lies the origin of music, the inspiration that is beyond. It is trite to say, but one often forgets that it is not sound that makes music, the sound has to express something.
   There is a music that is quite mechanical and has no inspiration. There are musicians who play with great virtuosity, that is to say, they have mastered the technique and execute faultlessly the most complicated and rapid movements. It is music perhaps, but it expresses nothing; it is like a machine. It is clever, there is much skill, but it is uninteresting, soulless. The most important thing, not only in music, but in all human creations, in all that man does even, is, I repeat, the inspiration behind. The execution naturally is expected to be on a par with the inspiration; but to express truly well, one must have truly great things to express. It is not to say that technique is not necessary; on the contrary, one must possess a very good technique; it is even indispensable. Only it is not the one thing indispensable, not is it as important as the inspiration. For the essential quality of music comes from the region where it has its source.

08.07 - Sleep and Pain, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 04, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   You do many things at night in your sleep. You forget most of them. If however you recall them, become conscious of them, you can begin controlling them. Before being conscious, without being conscious of a thing, you cannot have control over it. It is by being conscious that you get the power for control. If you can control your activities in sleep, you can have a restful sleep. Sometimes when you get up you find yourself more tired than when you went to bed. It is because you are in the habit of doing very many useless things in your sleep, running about wildly in your vital, wandering chaotically in your mind, etc., etc. Naturally when you get up you do not seem to have tasted any rest. Sometimes you get into bad quarters, dark and ugly regions and you struggle there, fight there, receive blows, give blows and you are prostrate in the end. All that you can avoid, when you become conscious and gain control.
   When one sees oneself dead or dying, it may mean several things. It may mean a spiritual death or a vital death or the death of some part in you that is to go; in the last case it means a progress in the consciousness. It may be also a premonition. The significance depends upon the context.

08.35 - Love Divine, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 04, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Now to come out of the ego, you must have naturally, first of all, the will to do so. The surest way to do it is to give yourself to the Divine, not to pull the Divine towards you but to abandon yourself to Him. That is how you start forgetting yourself. Usually when people think of the Divine, the immediate impulse in them is to pull Him (or whatever they represent Him to be) towards themselves, within themselves. The result generally is that they receive nothing; and they grumble: "Oh, I called and called, I prayed and prayed, but there was no answer, I received nothing, nothing came." But before grumbling, ask yourself if you had offered yourself. You would find that instead of offering yourself you had pulled. Instead of being generous, open-handed and open-hearted, you were a miser, a beggar. When you pull you remain wholly within yourself, shut up, sealed within your ego. You raise a wall of separation between you and the thing that is around you and wants to come in, which is thus not admitted, almost deliberately refused entrance. You enclose yourself within a prison and grumble that you have nothing, feel nothing. At least if you had opened a window you would have had something of the light and air about you.
   Sri Aurobindo: Elements of Yoga.

09.01 - Towards the Black Void, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Thy elemental grasp; weep and forget.
  Entomb thy passion in its living grave.

09.02 - The Journey in Eternal Night and the Voice of the Darkness, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Live in thyself; forget the man thou lov'st.
  My last grand death shall rescue thee from life;

09.04 - The Divine Grace, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 04, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   As soon as you come in contact with it, you find that there is not a second in time, not a point in space which does not show in a signal manner this ceaseless work of the Grace, its constant intervention. And once you have seen that, you feel you are never up to the mark. For you must never forget that you must not have fear or anguish or regret or recoil or even suffering. If you were in union with this Grace, if you saw it everywhere, you would begin to live a life of exultation, all power and infinite happiness. And that would be the best possible collaboration in the Divine Work.

09.09 - The Origin, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 04, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   One has forgotten. From the fact of separation from Sat-Chit-Ananda comes forgetfulness of what one is. You believe you are, does not matter what, a boy, a girl, a man, a woman, a dog, a horse, anything: a stone, the sea or the sun. You think you are all that, instead of thinking that you are the One Divine. Indeed, if you had continued to think that you are the One Divine, there would have been no universe at all. The phenomenon of separation seems to have been indispensable, otherwise it would have remained always as it was.
   But once the curve has been followed up and the Unity re-established, having profited by the multiplicity and division, the Unity found is of a higher quality: a Unity that knows itself, instead of a unity that does not know itself, for there is nothing else there which knows the other. Where the Unity is absolute, who or what can know the Unity? Hence the need of the appearance of something which is not that, in order to know what it is.

1.001 - The Aim of Yoga, #The Study and Practice of Yoga, #Swami Krishnananda, #Yoga
  But this is a great illusion that is before us, and we live in a world of illusions which we mistake for realities. The illusion arises on account of our inability to see beyond a certain limit of the horizon of our mental perceptions. The farmer forgets that the production of the harvest in the field is not the only aim, or rather the ultimate aim, of his efforts. It has another aim altogether connected with certain others, and so on and so forth, in an endless chain which cannot easily come within the comprehension of an untutored mind. The stomach does not eat for its satisfaction. We know very well why the stomach eats. The stomach may say "I eat", but it does not eat; the eater is somebody else, though it is thrust into the stomach. The legs do not walk for their own sake. What do the legs gain by walking? They are walking for some other purpose somebody else's purpose, not their own. Nor do the eyes gain anything by seeing; the eyes see for somebody else.
  Likewise, there is an inherent and underlying basic aim which is transcendent to the immediate purpose visible in front of any particular individual who puts forth effort, just as the legs do not walk for their own sake, the eyes do not see for their own sake, the stomach does not eat for its own sake, and so on, and they seem to be functioning for some other purpose. They can miss this purpose, and then there is what we call dismemberment or disintegration of the personality. When the aim is missed, the effort loses its motive power and it becomes a fruitless effort, because an effort that has missed its aim cannot be regarded as a meaningful effort. Also, it may be possible that we may be conscious of an immediate aim before the effort, but the aims that are further behind or ahead may not be visible to our eyes.
  What are problems? A problem is a situation that has arisen on account of the irreconcilability of one person, or one thing, with the status and condition of another person, or another thing. I cannot reconcile my position with your position; this is a problem. You cannot reconcile your position with mine; this is a problem. Why should there be such a condition? How is it that it is not possible for me to reconcile myself with you? It is not possible because there is no clear perception of my relationship with you. I have a misconceived idea of my relationship with you and, therefore, there is a misconceived adjustment of my personality with yours, and a misconception cannot solve a problem. The problem is nothing but this misconception nothing else. The irreconcilability of one thing with another arises on account of the basic difficulty I mentioned, that the person who wishes to bring about this reconciliation, or establish a proper relationship, misses the point of one's own vital connection underline the word 'vital' with the object or the person with which, or with whom, this reconciliation is to be effected. Inasmuch as this kind of knowledge is beyond the purview or capacity of the ordinary human intellect, the knowledge of the Veda is regarded as supernormal, superhuman: apaurusheya not created or manufactured by an individual. This is not knowledge that has come out of reading books. This is not ordinary educational knowledge. It is a knowledge which is vitally and organically related to the fact of life. I am as much connected with the fact of life as you are, and so in my observation and study and understanding of you, in my relationship with you, I cannot forget this fact. The moment I disconnect myself from this fact of life which is unanimously present in you as well as in me, I miss the point, and my effort becomes purposeless.
  We are gradually led by this proclamation of the Veda into a tremendous vision of life which requires of us to have a superhuman power of will to grasp the interrelationship of things. This difficulty of grasping the meaning of the interrelationship of things is obviated systematically, stage by stage, gradually, by methods of practice. These methods are called yoga the practice of yoga. I have placed before you, perhaps, a very terrible picture of yoga; it is not as simple as one imagines. It is not a simple circus-master's feat, either of the body or the mind, but a superhuman demand of our total being. Mark this definition of mine: a superhuman demand which is made of our total being not an ordinary human demand of a part of our being, but of our total being. From that, a demand is made by the entire structure of life. The total structure of life requires of our total being to be united with it in a practical demonstration of thought, speech and action this is yoga. If this could be missed, and of course it can easily be missed as it is being done every day, then every effort, from the smallest to the biggest, becomes a failure. All our effort ends in no success, because it would be like decorating a corpse without a soul in it. The whole of life would look like a beautiful corpse with nicely dressed features, but it has no vitality, essence or living principle within it. Likewise, all our activities would look wonderful, beautiful, magnificent, but lifeless; and lifeless beauty is no beauty. There must be life in it only then has it a meaning. Life is not something dead; it is quite opposite of what is dead. We can bring vitality and life into our activity only by the introduction of the principle of yoga.

10.02 - The Gospel of Death and Vanity of the Ideal, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Renounce, forgetting joy and hope and tears,
  Thy passionate nature in the bosom profound
  One with my fathomless Nihil all forget.
   forget thy fruitless spirit's waste of force,

10.04 - The Dream Twilight of the Earthly Real, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
   forgetting love, forgetting Satyavan,
  Annul thyself in his immobile peace.

10.06 - Beyond the Dualities, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 04, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   What the mind forgets or ignores is that the law of self-contradiction belongs exclusively to the finite. It does not hold good in infinity. The Infinite is infinite because it has transcended the laws and categories of the finite, even as Eternity has transcended the temporal. In the transcendental consciousness the reality is single and multiple at the same time, simultaneously (although the conception of time is not there at all); also God is both with form and without form at the same time. The mind may not be able to conceive it but the fact is that, for one can rise above the mind and see and experience the reality.
   There are other dualities that are confusing to the mind. It is said two objects cannot occupy together the same spot or position. One object must drive out another to occupy its position. Obviously this is a truth belonging to the material world for it is said matter is impenetrable. But this law, however valid in the material plane, becomes less and less applicable in regions subtler and less and less material. Two movements or two vibrations of consciousness, may exist together without annihilating each other's identity, being a total identity.

10.08 - Consciousness as Freedom, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 04, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   I have spoken of the light in the mind, the consciousness that has awakened there and has organised its activities as an autonomous unit. But we must not forget that it is only partially so. The autonomy is very limited, for a- good part of the human mind is far from being conscious, there is a part half-conscious and a part almost wholly unconscious. This hemisphere so to say is under the influence of the vital and the physical being with their unconscious and ill-organised influence. The true light comes from elsewhere, the mind in so far as it receives the light becomes conscious and proportionately autonomous. The light is always the spiritual light, the consciousness of the spirit which is above and beyond mind. Not only the mind but the vital too, and the physical too in order to be consciously organised and free and autonomous must know how to take in that light beyond the mind and ba the in its liberating influence.
   In fact, education means precisely this instilling of the consciousness into the part that is sought to be educated. Usually the thing is done in a different way which is wrong, at least an inefficient way. By education we usually mean exercising, that is teaching some exercises mostly of memory on some subject in which one seeks education. It is more or less an exercise of mechanical repetition. Whether it is of the mind or of the body the procedure is the same. As the muscles of the body are sought to be streng thened and developed through repetitive exercises, the mental faculties too are put under a training that consists of similar repetitive exercises. To store the mind with as many kinds of information as possible, hammer all ingredients of knowledge into the brain cellslearning by rote as it is termed, this is what education normally means; but as I said, it is consciousness that is to be evoked in the mind and it is not done by mere mechanical exercises. Even the body does not reach its true perfection unless the exercises are attended with consciousness, awareness, a play of light into the movements of the body, into the limbs that participate in the play of the exercises. Naturally the vital does not need any exercise for its development, it is naturally exercised, much exercised. It has to be not exercised but exorcised, that is to say, purified and controlled. And that means the introduction of the pure light of consciousness into it.

1.00a - Introduction, #Magick Without Tears, #Aleister Crowley, #Occultism
  Now there is one really important matter. The only thing besides The Book of the Law which is in the forefront of the battle. As I told you yesterday, the first essential is the dedication of all that one is and all that one has to the Great Work, without reservation of any sort. This must be kept constantly in mind; the way to do this is to practice Liber Resh vel Helios, sub figura CC, pp. 425-426 - Magick. There is another version of these Adorations, slightly fuller; but those in the text are quite alright. The important thing is not to forget. I shall have to teach you the signs and gestures which go with the words.
  It is also desirable before beginning a formal meal to go through the following dialogue: Knock 3-5-3: say, "Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law." The person at the other end of the table replies: "What is thy Will?" You: "It is my Will to eat and drink." He: "To what end?" You: "That my body may be fortified thereby." He: "To what end?" You: "That I may accomplish the Great Work." He: "Love is the law, love under will." You, with a single knock: "Fall to." When alone make a monologue of it: thus, Knock 3-5-3. Do what, etc. It is my Will to, etc., that my body, etc., that I may, etc., Love is, etc. Knock: and begin to eat.

1.00d - Introduction, #On the Way to Supermanhood, #Satprem, #Integral Yoga
  Yet that one Thing is also the one and only Power because what shines in one point shines also in all other points. Once that is understood, all the rest is understood; there is but one Power in the world, not two. Even a child knows that: he is king, he is invulnerable. But the child grows up; he forgets. And men have grown up, and nations and civilizations, each in its own way seeking the Great Secret, the simple secret through war and conquest, through meditation or magic, through beauty, religion or science. Though, in truth, we do not know who is most advanced: the Acropolis builder, the Theban magician, the Cape Kennedy astronaut, or the Cistercian monk, for one has rejected life in order to understand it, one has embraced it without understanding it, another has left a trace of beauty, and still another, a white trail in a changeless sky we are merely the last on the list, that's all. And we still have not found our magic. The point, the potent little point, is still there on the open beach of the world; it shines for whoever will seize it, just as it shone before we were humans under the stars.
  Others, however, have touched the Secret. Perhaps the Greeks knew it, and the Egyptians, and certainly the Indian Rishis of Vedic times. But secrets are like flowers on a beautiful tree; they have their season, their unseen growth and sudden blossoming. There is a time for everything, for the conjunction of stars above our heads and the passage of the cormorant over the foam-flecked rock, and perhaps even for that foam itself, cast up for an instant from the swell of the wave; everything moves according to a single rite. And so do men. A secret, that is, a knowledge and power, has its own organic time; one little cell more evolved than others cannot embody the power of its knowledge, that is, change the world, hasten the blossoming of the great tree, unless the rest of the evolutionary terrain is ready.
  And we assert that there exists a future far more marvelous than all the electronic paradises of the mind: man is not the end, any more than the archaeopteryx was, at the height of the reptiles how could anything possibly be the culmination of the great evolutionary wave? We see it clearly in ourselves: We seem to invent ever more marvelous machines, ceaselessly expand the limits of the human, even progress towards Jupiter and Venus. But that is only a seeming, increasingly deceptive and oppressive, and we do not expand anything: we merely send to the other end of the cosmos a pitiful little being who does not even know how to take care of his own kind, or whether his caves harbor a dragon or a mewling baby. We do not progress; we inordinately inflate an enormous mental balloon, which may well explode in our face. We have not improved man; we have merely colosalized him. And it could not have been otherwise. The fault does not lie in some deficiency of our virtues or intellectual capacities, for pushed to their extreme these could only generate supersaints or supermachines monsters. A saintly reptile in its hole would no more make an evolutionary summit than a saintly monk would. Or else, let us forget everything. The truth is, the summit of man or the summit of anything at all does not lie in perfecting to a higher degree the type under consideration; it lies in a something else that is not of the same type and that he aspires to become. Such is the evolutionary law. Man is not the end; man is a transitional being, said Sri Aurobindo long ago. He is heading toward supermanhood as inevitably as the minutest twig of the highest branch of the mango tree is contained in its seed. Hence, our sole true occupation, our sole problem, the sole question ever to be solved from age to age, the one that is now tearing our great earthly ship apart limb from painful limb is how to make this transition.
  Nietzsche said it also. But his superman was only a colossalization of man; we saw what he did as he tramped over Europe. That was not an evolutionary progress, only a return to the old barbarism of the blond or brunet brute of human egoism. We do not need a super-man, but something else, which is already murmuring in the heart of man and is as different from man as Bach's cantatas are from the first grunts of the hominid. And, truly, Bach's cantatas sound poor when our inner ear begins to open up to the harmonies of the future.

1.00e - DIVISION E - MOTION ON THE PHYSICAL AND ASTRAL PLANES, #A Treatise on Cosmic Fire, #Alice Bailey, #Occultism
  The other two centres have to do primarily with the etheric body and with the astral plane. The throat centre synthesises the entire personality life, and is definitely connected with the mental plane,the three planes, and the two higher planes, and the three centres with the two other centres, the heart and head. Yet, we must not forget that the centre at the base of the spine is also a synthesiser, as would normally be expected, if it is recognised that the lowest plane of all manifestation is the point of deepest reflection. This lowest centre, by synthesising the fire of kundalini and the pranic fires, eventually blends and merges with the fire of mind, and later with the fire of Spirit, producing thus consummation.
  We must disabuse our minds of the idea that these centres are physical things. They are whirlpools of force that swirl etheric, astral and mental matter into activity of some kind. Because the action is rotary, the result produced in matter is a circular effect that can be seen by the clairvoyant as fiery wheels situated:
  The first period is by far the longest, and covers the vast progression of the centuries wherein the activity aspect of the threefold self is being developed. Life after life slips away during which the aspect of manas or mind is being slowly wrought out, and the human being comes more and more under the control of his intellect, operating through his physical brain. This might be looked upon as corresponding to the period of the first solar system, wherein the third aspect logoic, that of Brahma, Mind, or Intelligence, was being brought to the point of achievement. [lxxvi]74 Then the second aspect began in [175] this present solar system to be blended with, and wrought out through it. Centuries go by and the man becomes ever more actively intelligent, and the field of his life more suitable for the coming in of this second aspect. The correspondence lies in similitude and not in detail as seen in time and space. It covers the period of the first three triangles dealt with earlier. We must not forget that, for the sake of clarity, we are here differentiating between the different aspects, and considering their separated development, a thing only permissible in time and space or during the evolutionary process, but not permissible from the standpoint of the Eternal Now, and from the Unity of the All-Self. The Vishnu or the Love-Wisdom aspect is latent in the Self, and is part of the monadic content, but the Brahma aspect, the Activity-Intelligence aspect precedes its manifestation in time. The Tabernacle in the Wilderness preceded the building of the Temple of Solomon; the kernel of wheat has to lie in the darkness of mother Earth before the golden perfected ear can be seen, and the Lotus has to cast its roots down into the mud before the beauty of the blossom can be produced.
  The second period, wherein the egoic ray holds sway, is not so long comparatively; it covers the period wherein the fourth and fifth triangles are being vivified, and marks the lives wherein the man throws his forces on the side of evolution, disciplines his life, steps upon the Probationary Path, and continues up to the third Initiation. Under the regime of the Personality Ray, the man proceeds upon the five Rays to work consciously with Mind, the sixth sense, passing first upon the four minor Rays and eventually upon the third. He works [176] upon the third Ray, or that of active Intelligence, and from thence proceeds to one of the subrays of the two other major Rays, if the third is not his egoic Ray.
  As regards taste and smell, we might call them minor senses, for they are closely allied to the important sense of touch. They are practically subsidiary to that sense. This second sense, and its connection with this second solar system, should be carefully pondered over. It is predominantly the sense most closely connected with the second Logos. This conveys a hint of much value if duly considered. It is of value to study the extensions of physical plane touch on other planes and to see whither we are led. It is the faculty which enables us to arrive [197] at the essence by due recognition of the veiling sheath. It enables the Thinker who fully utilises it to put himself en rapport with the essence of all selves at all stages, and thereby to aid in the due evolution of the sheath and actively to serve. A Lord of Compassion is one who (by means of touch) feels with, fully comprehends, and realises the manner in which to heal and correct the inadequacies of the not-self and thus actively to serve the plan of evolution. We should study likewise in this connection the value of touch as demonstrated by the healers of the race (those on the Bodhisattva line) [lxxxv]83 and the effect of the Law of Attraction and Repulsion as thus manipulated by them. Students of etymology will have noted that the origin of the word touch is somewhat obscure, but probably means to 'draw with quick motion.' Herein lies the whole secret of this objective solar system, and herein will be demonstrated the quickening of vibration by means of touch. Inertia, mobility, rhythm, are the qualities manifested by the not-self. Rhythm, balance, and stable vibration are achieved by means of this very faculty of touch or feeling. Let me illustrate briefly so as to make the problem somewhat clearer. What results in meditation? By dint of strenuous effort and due attention to rules laid down, the aspirant succeeds in touching matter of a quality rarer than is his usual custom. He contacts his causal body, in time he contacts the matter of the buddhic plane. By means of this touch his own vibration is temporarily and briefly quickened. Fundamentally we are brought back to the subject that we deal with in this treatise. The latent fire of matter attracts to itself that fire, latent in other forms. They touch, and recognition and awareness ensues. The fire of manas burns continuously and is fed by that which is attracted and repulsed. When the two [198] blend, the stimulation is greatly increased and the ability to touch intensified. The Law of Attraction persists in its work until another fire is attracted and touched, and the threefold merging is completed. forget not in this connection the mystery of the Rod of Initiation. [lxxxvi]84 Later when we consider the subject of the centres and Initiation it must be remembered that we are definitely studying one aspect of this mysterious faculty of touch, the faculty of the second Logos, wielding the law of Attraction.
  Let us now finish what may be imparted on the remaining three sensessight, taste, smell and then briefly sum up their relationship to the centres, and their mutual action and interaction. That will then leave two more points to be dealt with in this first division of the Treatise on Cosmic Fire, and a summing up. We shall then be in a position to take up that portion of the treatise that deals with the fire of manas and with the development of the manasaputras, [lxxxvii]85 both in their totality and likewise individually. This topic is of the most imperative importance as it deals entirely with man, the Ego, the thinker, and shows the cosmic blending of the fires of matter and of mind, and their utilisation by the indwelling Flame.

1.00 - Gospel, #The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, #Sri Ramakrishna, #Hinduism
  As his love for God deepened, he began either to forget or to drop the formalities of worship. Sitting before the image, he would spend hours singing the devotional songs of great devotees of the Mother, such as Kamalknta and Rmprasd. Those rhapsodical songs, describing the direct vision of God, only intensified Sri Ramakrishna's longing. He felt the pangs of a child separated from its mother. Sometimes, in agony, he would rub his face against the ground and weep so bitterly that people, thinking he had lost his earthly mother, would sympathize with him in his grief. Sometimes, in moments of scepticism, he would cry: "Art Thou true, Mother, or is it all fiction - mere poetry without any reality? If Thou dost exist, why do I not see Thee? Is religion a mere fantasy and art Thou only a figment of man's imagination?" Sometimes he would sit on the prayer carpet for two hours like an inert object. He began to behave in an abnormal manner, most of the time unconscious of the world. He almost gave up food; and sleep left him altogether.
  But he did not have to wait very long. He has thus described his first vision of the Mother: "I felt as if my heart were being squeezed like a wet towel. I was overpowered with a great restlessness and a fear that it might not be my lot to realize Her in this life.
  Vaishnavas had come during the period of his Vaishnava sdhana, and Tntriks when he practised the disciplines of Tantra. Vedntists began to arrive after the departure of Totpuri. In the room of Sri Ramakrishna, who was then in bed with dysentery, the Vedntists engaged in scriptural discussions, and, forgetting his own physical suffering, he solved their doubts by referring directly to his own experiences. Many of the visitors were genuine spiritual souls, the unseen pillars of Hinduism, and their spiritual lives were quickened in no small measure by the sage of Dakshinewar. Sri Ramakrishna in turn learnt from them anecdotes concerning the ways and the conduct of holy men, which he subsequently narrated to his devotees and disciples. At his request Mathur provided him with large stores of foodstuffs, clothes, and so forth, for distribution among the wandering monks.
  Sri Ramakrishna had not read books, yet he possessed an encyclopaedic knowledge of religions and religious philosophies. This he acquired from his contacts with innumerable holy men and scholars. He had a unique power of assimilation; through meditation he made this knowledge a part of his being. Once, when he was asked by a disciple about the source of his seemingly inexhaustible knowledge, he replied: "I have not read; but I have heard the learned. I have made a garl and of their knowledge, wearing it round my neck, and I have given it as an offering at the feet of the Mother."
  When one day the Master asked him to be a little kind to his wife, Harish said: "You must excuse me on this point. This is not the place to show kindness. If I try to be sympathetic to her, there is a possibility of my forgetting the ideal and becoming entangled in the world."
  Narendra, consumed with a terrific fever for realization, complained to the Master that all the others had attained peace and that he alone was dissatisfied. The Master asked what he wanted. Narendra begged for Samdhi, so that he might altogether forget the world for three or four days at a time. "You are a fool", the Master rebuked him. "There is a state even higher than that. Isn't it you who sing, 'All that exists art Thou'? First of all settle your family affairs and then come to me. You will experience a state even higher than Samdhi."
  The Master did not hide the fact that he wished to make Narendra his spiritual heir.
   forget the body, forget the sickness, and remain merged in Bliss.' No, he did not really suffer. At times, he would be in a state when the thrill of joy was clearly manifested in his body. Even when he could not speak he would let us know in some way that there was no suffering, and this fact was clearly evident to all who watched him. People who did not understand him thought that his suffering was very great. What spiritual joy he transmitted to us at that time! Could such a thing have been possible if he had been suffering physically? It was during this period that he taught us again these truths.
  'Brahman is always unattached. The three guns are in It, but It is unaffected by them, just as the wind carries odour yet remains odourless.' 'Brahman is Infinite Being, In finite Wisdom, Infinite Bliss. In It there exist no delusion, no misery, no disease, no death, no growth, no decay.' 'The Transcendental Being and the being within are one and the same. There is one indivisible Absolute Existence.' "

1.00 - The way of what is to come, #The Red Book Liber Novus, #unset, #Philosophy
    He whose desire turns away from outer things, reaches the place of the soul. 40 If he does not find the soul, the horror of emptiness will overcome him, and fear will drive him with a whip lashing time and again in a desperate endeavor and a blind desire for the hollow things of the world. He becomes a fool through his endless desire, and forgets the way of his soul, never to find her again. He will run after all things, and will seize hold of them, but he will not find his soul, since he would find her only in himself.
    Truly his soul lies in things and men, but the blind one seizes things and men, yet not his soul in things and men. He has no knowledge of his soul. How could he tell her apart from things and men? He could find his soul in desire itself but not in the objects of desire. If he possessed his desire, and his desire did not possess him, he would lay a hand on his soul, since his desire is the image and expression of his soul. 41

10.10 - A Poem, #Writings In Bengali and Sanskrit, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Did you forget? Have you forgotten the treasure of mercy,
  Kalki is an avatar of the crew killer

10.14 - Night and Day, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 04, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   To have control over the night one must, first of all, be conscious of what happens in the night, that is to say, one must remember the events that occur in sleep. Usually one forgets and cannot recall easily the experiences that one has gone through while asleep. The first exercise then is, as soon as you awake, to retain whatever happens to linger still in memory, and then with this as the leading string to go backward to happenings associated with it. Even otherwise when you cannot recall any particular happening or experience, you can begin your enquiry by noting the nature of the feeling that the experiences have left on you, that is to say, you note whether you passed a good night or a bad night. A bad night means either a tamasic state or a disturbed state. Tamasic means when you get up you feel inert, heavy, depressed, still feeling like going to sleep again. The disturbed state is one in which you feel agitated, unable to control, unable to do any organised work. Instead of this unhappy condition the night may bring to you peace and happiness, a positively pleasurable sensation. That is the first step of the discipline of what I may call night-control viz. to distinguish these two states and react accordingly through your conscious will. The next step would be to distinguish two other categories of the experiences. The one is the confused and chaotic condition in which sensations and ideas and impulsions are in a jumble, a meaningless whirl or otherwise you find your sensations or notions or impulsions moving in an organised and purposeful way. The first naturally brings you discomfort and sadness, the second, on the contrary, gives you a sense of uncommon happiness.
   There are occasions when the dream experience comes to you with a clear au thenticity as if you were taking part in a real drama. Everything is happening truly and undisputably exactly like a happening in the normal life. Indeed when it is happening you feel it is happening in your waking life. You find the difference only when you wake up. As a matter of fact it is a region very near to the material world running parallel to it. And at times we are lifted bodily as it were into it and the experiences and adventures we go through are very analogous to those in normal life. Still when we are awake and compare the two, we notice there is a difference in pattern and movement. Yet there are other experiences of quite a different nature. You feel and see, you are transported to a region made, it would appear, of elements of a different kind. The atmosphere gives a different feel from the earthly atmosphere, there is a light which seems to have a different vibration, even the earth there, for the earth still exists, is made of different density and solidity. These are the worlds perhaps, which Sri Aurobindo refers to when he speaks of "the other earths." Beings and things have a happy, a pure beauty in their form and movement. This does not come to you merely as a thought or an imagination but a very concrete reality in which you live your being.

1.01 - Adam Kadmon and the Evolution, #Preparing for the Miraculous, #George Van Vrekhem, #Integral Yoga
  suffering and forgetfulness. For Sri Aurobindo and the
  Mother gnosis is the knowledge of the complete scheme of

1.01 - Archetypes of the Collective Unconscious, #The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious, #Carl Jung, #Psychology
  fication furnished by Revelation 1 : 13. 17 Nor should we forget
  Brother Klaus's other visions, for instance, of Christ in the bear-
  and heir sets out to fetch the jewel, but forgets himself and his
  task in the orgies of Egyptian worldliness, until a letter from his
  with the world, so much a part of it that I forget all too easily
  who I really am. "Lost in oneself" is a good way of describing
  easily roll over it, and then he forgets who he was and does
  things that are strange to him. Hence primitives are afraid of un-
  try to salvage it. As they must never forget who they are, they
  must on no account imperil their consciousness. They will keep
  man. We should never forget that in dealing with the anima we
  are dealing with psychic facts which have never been in man's

1.01 - Economy, #Walden, and On The Duty Of Civil Disobedience, #Henry David Thoreau, #Philosophy
  When I ask for a garment of a particular form, my tailoress tells me gravely, They do not make them so now, not emphasizing the They at all, as if she quoted an authority as impersonal as the Fates, and I find it difficult to get made what I want, simply because she cannot believe that I mean what I say, that I am so rash. When I hear this oracular sentence, I am for a moment absorbed in thought, emphasizing to myself each word separately that I may come at the meaning of it, that I may find out by what degree of consanguinity _They_ are related to _me_, and what authority they may have in an affair which affects me so nearly; and, finally, I am inclined to answer her with equal mystery, and without any more emphasis of the they,It is true, they did not make them so recently, but they do now. Of what use this measuring of me if she does not measure my character, but only the breadth of my shoulders, as it were a peg to hang the coat on? We worship not the Graces, nor the Parc, but Fashion. She spins and weaves and cuts with full authority. The head monkey at Paris puts on a travellers cap, and all the monkeys in America do the same. I sometimes despair of getting anything quite simple and honest done in this world by the help of men. They would have to be passed through a powerful press first, to squeeze their old notions out of them, so that they would not soon get upon their legs again, and then there would be some one in the company with a maggot in his head, hatched from an egg deposited there nobody knows when, for not even fire kills these things, and you would have lost your labor. Nevertheless, we will not forget that some Egyptian wheat was handed down to us by a mummy.
  On the whole, I think that it cannot be maintained that dressing has in this or any country risen to the dignity of an art. At present men make shift to wear what they can get. Like shipwrecked sailors, they put on what they can find on the beach, and at a little distance, whether of space or time, laugh at each others masquerade. Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but follows religiously the new. We are amused at beholding the costume of Henry VIII., or Queen Elizabeth, as much as if it was that of the King and Queen of the Cannibal Islands.

1.01f - Introduction, #The Lotus Sutra, #Anonymous, #Various
  And, forgetting them,
  Never became versed in them.

1.01 - MAPS OF EXPERIENCE - OBJECT AND MEANING, #Maps of Meaning, #Jordan Peterson, #Psychology
  perspective who assume that it is, or might become, complete forget that an impassable gulf currently
  divides what is from what should be.

1.01 - On knowledge of the soul, and how knowledge of the soul is the key to the knowledge of God., #The Alchemy of Happiness, #Al-Ghazali, #Sufism
  Our intention has been to show you that man is a great world, and that you might know what a multitude of servants his body has to minister to him : so that you might realize while in your enjoyments, in walking, in sleeping or at rest in your world, that by God's appointment, these numerous servants in your employ never suffer their functions to cease for a minute. Listen now for a moment candidly. If you had a servant who had been faithful to you during his whole life, with whose services you were not able to dispense, while he could at any time find a better master—yet if he should only for a single day disobey your orders, you would get angry, beat him, and wish to get rid of him. But God has been abundant in kindness to you, and has given you so many servants, and has in no wise any need of you. How then can it be just that you should become enslaved to yourself, and follow your own passions, and that forgetful of pleasing the infinite God, you should rebel against your Creator and Benefactor, and that you should render obedience to Satan, who is your enemy and the enemy of God ?
  Many and even innumerable books, O student of the divine mysteries, have been written in explanation of the organization of the body and the uses of is parts: but they have no more made the subject clear and exhausted it, than a drop can illustrate the ocean, or an atom illustrate the sun. [38] It is impossible for the thing formed to understand the knowledge of him that formed it. And how is it possible, that he who is of yesterday, should comprehend the secrets of the operations of the Ancient of days ?

1.01 - ON THE THREE METAMORPHOSES, #Thus Spoke Zarathustra, #Friedrich Nietzsche, #Philosophy
  still become a child? The child is innocence and forgetting, a new beginning, a game, a self-propelled
  wheel, a first movement, a sacred "Yes." For the game

1.01 - Prayer, #Bhakti-Yoga, #Swami Vivekananda, #Hinduism
  There is a little difference in opinion between the teachers of knowledge and those of love, though both admit the power of Bhakti. The Jnanis hold Bhakti to be an instrument of liberation, the Bhaktas look upon it both as the instrument and the thing to be attained. To my mind this is a distinction without much difference. In fact, Bhakti, when used as an instrument, really means a lower form of worship, and the higher form becomes inseparable from the lower form of realisation at a later stage. Each seems to lay a great stress upon his own peculiar method of worship, forgetting that with perfect love true knowledge is bound to come even unsought, and that from perfect knowledge true love is inseparable.
  Bearing this in mind let us try to understand what the great Vedantic commentators have to say on the subject. In explaining the Sutra vrittirasakridupadesht (Meditation is necessary, that having been often enjoined.), Bhagavn Shankara says, "Thus people say, 'He is devoted to the king, he is devoted to the Guru'; they say this of him who follows his Guru, and does so, having that following as the one end in view. Similarly they say, 'The loving wife meditates on her loving husband'; here also a kind of eager and continuous remembrance is meant." This is devotion according to Shankara.

1.01 - The Divine and The Universe, #Words Of The Mother III, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  Do not forget even for a moment that all this has been created by Him out of Himself. Not only is He present in everything, but also He is everything. The differences are only in expression and manifestation.
  If you forget this you lose everything.
  There is no end to the wonders of the universe.

1.01 - The First Steps, #Raja-Yoga, #Swami Vivkenanda, #unset
  Practice is absolutely necessary. You may sit down and listen to me by the hour every day, but if you do not practice, you will not get one step further. It all depends on practice. We never understand these things until we experience them. We will have to see and feel them for ourselves. Simply listening to explanations and theories will not do. There are several obstructions to practice. The first obstruction is an unhealthy body: if the body is not in a fit state, the practice will be obstructed. Therefore we have to keep the body in good health; we have to take care of what we eat and drink, and what we do. Always use a mental effort, what is usually called "Christian Science," to keep the body strong. That is all nothing further of the body. We must not forget that health is only a means to an end. If health were the end, we would be like animals; animals rarely become unhealthy.
  The second obstruction is doubt; we always feel doubtful about things we do not see. Man cannot live upon words, however he may try. So, doubt comes to us as to whether there is any truth in these things or not; even the best of us will doubt sometimes: With practice, within a few days, a little glimpse will come, enough to give one encouragement and hope. As a certain commentator on Yoga philosophy says, "When one proof is obtained, however little that may be, it will give us faith in the whole teaching of Yoga." For instance, after the first few months of practice, you will begin to find you can read another's thoughts; they will come to you in picture form. Perhaps you will hear something happening at a long distance, when you concentrate your mind with a wish to hear. These glimpses will come, by little bits at first, but enough to give you faith, and strength, and hope. For instance, if you concentrate your thoughts on the tip of your nose, in a few days you will begin to smell most beautiful fragrance, which will be enough to show you that there are certain mental perceptions that can be made obvious without the contact of physical objects. But we must always remember that these are only the means; the aim, the end, the goal, of all this training is liberation of the soul. Absolute control of nature, and nothing short of it, must be the goal. We must be the masters, and not the slaves of nature; neither body nor mind must be our master, nor must we forget that the body is mine, and not I the body's.
  A god and a demon went to learn about the Self from a great sage. They studied with him for a long time. At last the sage told them, "You yourselves are the Being you are seeking." Both of them thought that their bodies were the Self. They went back to their people quite satisfied and said, "We have learned everything that was to be learned; eat, drink, and be merry; we are the Self; there is nothing beyond us." The nature of the demon was ignorant, clouded; so he never inquired any further, but was perfectly contented with the idea that he was God, that by the Self was meant the body. The god had a purer nature. He at first committed the mistake of thinking: I, this body, am Brahman: so keep it strong and in health, and well dressed, and give it all sorts of enjoyments. But, in a few days, he found out that that could not be the meaning of the sage, their master; there must be something higher. So he came back and said, "Sir, did you teach me that this body was the Self? If so, I see all bodies die; the Self cannot die." The sage said, "Find it out; thou art That." Then the god thought that the vital forces which work the body were what the sage meant. But after a time, he found that if he ate, these vital forces remained strong, but, if he starved, they became weak. The god then went back to the sage and said, "Sir, do you mean that the vital forces are the Self?" The sage said, "Find out for yourself; thou art That." The god returned home once more, thinking that it was the mind, perhaps, that was the Self. But in a short while he saw that thoughts were so various, now good, again bad; the mind was too changeable to be the Self. He went back to the sage and said, "Sir, I do not think that the mind is the Self; did you mean that?" "No," replied the sage, "thou art That; find out for yourself." The god went home, and at last found that he was the Self, beyond all thought, one without birth or death, whom the sword cannot pierce or the fire burn, whom the air cannot dry or the water melt, the beginningless and endless, the immovable, the intangible, the omniscient, the omnipotent Being; that It was neither the body nor the mind, but beyond them all. So he was satisfied; but the poor demon did not get the truth, owing to his fondness for the body.

1.01 - The Four Aids, #The Synthesis Of Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  31:Nor should he forget the aim of these external aids which is to awaken his soul to the Divine within him. Nothing has been finally accomplished if that has not been accomplished. It is not sufficient to worship Krishna, Christ or Buddha without, if there is not the revealing and the formation of the Buddha, the Christ or Krishna in ourselves. And all other aids equally have no other purpose; each is a bridge between man's unconverted state and the revelation of the Divine within him.
  32:The Teacher of the integral Yoga will follow as far as he may the method of the Teacher within us. He will lead the disciple through the nature of the disciple. Teaching, example, influence, -- these are the three instruments of the Guru. But the wise Teacher will not seek to impose himself or his opinions on the passive acceptance of the receptive mind; he will throw in only what is productive and sure as a seed which will grow under the divine fostering within. He will seek to awaken much more than to instruct; he will aim at the growth of the faculties and the experiences by a natural process and free expansion. He will give a method as an aid, as a utilisable device, not as an imperative formula or a fixed routine. And he will be on his guard against any turning of the means into a limitation, against the mechanising of process. His whole business is to awaken the divine light and set working the divine force of which he himself is only a means and an aid, a body or a channel.

1.01 - The King of the Wood, #The Golden Bough, #James George Frazer, #Occultism
  hills, can ever forget it. The two characteristic Italian villages
  which slumber on its banks, and the equally Italian palace whose

1.01 - The Path of Later On, #Words Of Long Ago, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  Hollow voices cry out to the traveller, "Flee this place; go back to the cross-roads; there is still time." The young man hesitates, then replies, "Tomorrow." He covers his face with his hands so as not to see the bodies rolling into the ravine, and runs along the road, drawn on by an irresistible urge to go forward. He no longer wonders whether he will find a way out. With furrowed brow and clothes in disorder, he runs on in desperation. At last, thinking himself far away from the accursed place, he opens his eyes: there are no more fir-trees; all around are barren stones and grey dust. The sun has disappeared beyond the horizon; night is coming on. The road has lost itself in an endless desert. The desperate traveller, worn out by his long run, wants to stop; but he must walk on. All around him is ruin; he hears stifled cries; his feet stumble on skeletons. In the distance, the thick mist takes on terrifying shapes; black forms loom up; something huge and misshapen suggests itself. The traveller flies rather than walks towards the goal he senses and which seems to flee from him; wild cries direct his steps; he brushes against phantoms. At last he sees before him a huge edifice, dark, desolate, gloomy, a castle to make one say with a shudder: "A haunted castle." But the young man pays no attention to the bleakness of the place; these great black walls make no impression on him; as he stands on the dusty ground, he hardly trembles at the sight of these formidable towers; he thinks only that the goal is reached, he forgets his weariness and discouragement. As he approaches the castle, he brushes against a wall, and the wall crumbles; instantly everything collapses around him; towers, battlements, walls have vanished, sinking into dust which is added to the dust already covering the ground.
  Owls, crows and bats fly out in all directions, screeching and circling around the head of the poor traveller who, dazed, downcast, overwhelmed, stands rooted to the spot, unable to move; suddenly, horror of horrors, he sees rising up before him terrible phantoms who bear the names of Desolation, Despair, Disgust with life, and amidst the ruins he even glimpses Suicide, pallid and dismal above a bottomless gulf. All these malignant spirits surround him, clutch him, propel him towards the yawning chasm. The poor youth tries to resist this irresistible force, he wants to draw back, to flee, to tear himself away from all these invisible arms entwining and clasping him. But it is too late; he moves on towards the fatal abyss. He feels drawn, hypnotized by it. He calls out; no voice answers to his cries. He grasps at the phantoms, everything gives way beneath him. With haggard eyes he scans the void, he calls out, he implores; the macabre laughter of Evil rings out at last.

1.01 - The Science of Living, #On Education, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Every one of you should have an aim. But do not forget that on the quality of your aim will depend the quality of
  your life.

1.01 - The Three Metamorphoses, #Thus Spoke Zarathustra, #Friedrich Nietzsche, #Philosophy
  24:Innocence is the child, and forgetfulness, a new beginning, a game, a self-rolling wheel, a first movement, a holy Yea.
  25:Aye, for the game of creating, my brethren, there is needed a holy Yea unto life: ITS OWN will, willeth now the spirit; HIS OWN world winneth the world's outcast.

1.01 - The Unexpected, #Twelve Years With Sri Aurobindo, #Nirodbaran, #Integral Yoga
  The following day, Dr. Manilal had to face from the Mother such an unexpected thundering assault that we felt our hearts would stop with fear and consternation. It was Mahakali's wrath. I have never since seen her in such a fiery mood. Sri Aurobindo was lying quietly; the Mother came into the room and, standing by his bed, asked Dr. Manilal what he thought of the fracture. The doctor either purposely gave an evasive reply with some hesitation or did not consider the case serious. The Mother exploded, "Don't hide it! we know the truth," Then I saw something rare that I shall never forget. The Mother prostrated herself on the floor before Sri Aurobindo and, I believe, began to pray to him. From this supplication I could realise the gravity of the situation. Yet, she had shown no trace of it until then. Calm and solemn, Sri Aurobindo heard the silent prayer.
  Our working hours as attendants were divided according to individual preference. Purani chose the oddest hour of 12 midnight, but most convenient for the rest of us. As for the work, there was, to begin with, very little to do since Sri Aurobindo was to remain flat on his back in bed, without making any movement. Only someone had always to be near at hand in case he needed anything. The attendance by the entire team was required only at particular times, if, for instance, the body needed some adjustment after a long stay in one position. He who had had the Mother as the sole companion, and Champaklal as the only attendant, now had to admit others into his sanctum. Circumstances broke down the barriers of solitude and forced upon him a new pattern of life.

1.01 - To Watanabe Sukefusa, #Beating the Cloth Drum Letters of Zen Master Hakuin, #unset, #Philosophy
  As I said in my previous letter, I was disturbed to learn you have recently been indulging in your reprehensible habit of using strong and unfilial language to your elderly parents. This has caused them much pain. It is altogether abominable. Never forget that there is indeed such a thing as heavenly retri bution. The wrath of the gods is very real.
  Until this spring I was staying at a place called Shinoda in Izumi Province. In a village nearby named Tsukumi, there lived the son of a very wealthy man named Shinkichir. He was talented, handsome, had a clever mind, and was dearly loved by all the members of his family, who coddled and protected him as he grew up. Shinkichir turned eighteen last year, his father having passed away three or four years earlier. Arrangements for his marriage were begun this past winter. An agreement was reached with the bride's family, and the bride was being fitted out with a trousseau and so forth.
  But never forget, that no matter how long-lived your parents are, they cannot remain forever in this illusory world of dreams. Accounts have been transmitted throughout the past of brave samurai whose minds were filled with thoughts of filial devotion, of virtuous priests of deep attainment whose love and compassion for their parents was a constant concern. Still, perhaps you think it strange my saying these things to you. "Ekaku is quick to grab his brush and write letters of this kind to people. But what about him? Hasn't he left his father, who is well into his eighties, to go wandering off to the far-flung corners of the country, never so much as sending him a letter?"
  However, a person who leaves his home to take the vows of a Buddhist monk has, in doing so, renounced his former self completely. He sets out in search of a good master who can help him achieve his goal, engaging in arduous practice day and night, precisely because he is concerned with obtaining a favorable rebirth for his parents into the endless future. He is performing the greatest kind of filial piety.

1.01 - What is Magick?, #Magick Without Tears, #Aleister Crowley, #Occultism
    (Illustration: A popular leader is most successful when he forgets himself, and remembers only "The Cause." Self-seeking engenders jealousies and schism. When the organs of the body assert their presence otherwise than by silent satisfaction, it is a sign that they are diseased. The single exception is the organ of reproduction. Yet even in this case self-assertion bears witness to its dissatisfaction with itself, since in cannot fulfill its function until completed by its counterpart in another organism.)
    20. Man can only attract and employ the forces for which he is really fitted.

10.23 - Prayers and Meditations of the Mother, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 04, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   I then thought of all those who were watching over the ship to safeguard and protect our route, and in gratitude, I willed that Thy peace should be born and live in their hearts; then I thought of all those who, confident and carefree, slept the sleep of inconscience and, with solicitude for their miseries, pity for their latent suffering which would awake in them in their own waking, I willed that a little of Thy Peace might dwell in their hearts and bring to birth in them the life of the Spirit, the light which dispels ignorance. I then thought of the dwellers of this vast sea, visible and invisible, and I willed that over them might be extended Thy Peace. I thought next of those whom we had left far away and whose affection is with us, and with a great tenderness I willed for them Thy conscious and lasting Peace, the plenitude of Thy Peace proportioned to their capacity to receive it. Then I thought of all those to whom we are going, who are restless with childish preoccupations and fight for mean competitions of interest in ignorance and egoism and ardently, in a great aspiration for them I asked for the plenty light of Thy Peace. I next thought of all those whom we know, of all those whom we do not know, of all the life that is working itself out, of all that has changed its form and all that is not yet in form, and for all that, and also for all of which I cannot think, for all that is present to my memory and for all that I forget, in a great eg ingathering and mute adoration, I implored Thy Peace.
   What I willed for them, with Thy will, at the moments when I could be in a true communion with Thee, grant that they may have received it on the day when, striving to forget external contingencies, they turned towards their noblest thought, towards their best feelings.
   May the supreme serenity of Thy sublime Presence awake in them.

10.26 - A True Professor, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 04, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting;
   The Soul that rises with us, our life's Star,

1.02 - Education, #On Education, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  When a child has done something wrong, see that he confesses it to you spontaneously and frankly; and when he has confessed, with kindness and affection make him understand what was wrong in his movement so that he will not repeat it, but never scold him; a fault confessed must always be forgiven. You should not allow any fear to come between you and your child; fear is a pernicious means of education: it invariably gives birth to deceit and lying. Only a discerning affection that is firm yet gentle and an adequate practical knowledge will create the bonds of trust that are indispensable for you to be able to educate your child effectively. And do not forget that you have to control yourself constantly in order to be equal to your task and truly fulfil the duty which you owe your child by the mere fact of having brought him into the world.
  Bulletin, February 1951

1.02 - MAPS OF MEANING - THREE LEVELS OF ANALYSIS, #Maps of Meaning, #Jordan Peterson, #Psychology
  the long run, our species forgets everything that is useless: we do not forget our myths, however
  indeed, much of the activity broadly deemed cultural is in fact the effort to ensure that such myths are
  regard as purely subjective. The archaic mind had not yet learned how to forget what was important.
  Ancient stories of the generation of the world therefore focus on all of reality, rather than on those distant
  irrelevant with time; and (2) the dangers that necessarily accrue to a state that forgets or refuses to admit
  to the existence of the immortal deity of evil. Seth, the kings brother and opposite, represents the mythic
  These walls serve their purpose so well that it is easy for us to forget our mortal vulnerability; indeed, we
  generated those walls to aid that forgetting. But it is impossible to understand why we are so motivated to
  maintain our cultures our beliefs, and associated patterns of action without gazing at and appreciating
  and through her to forget all his past sorrows. So on he went, thinking only of her and wishing to be with
  her, and he never even saw the golden road. His horse cantered right along the middle of it, and when he
  come, over time, to forget the necessity of such constraint risk the vengeance of God:
  Thus says the LORD: For three transgressions of Moab, and for four, I will not revoke the punishment;

1.02 - On the Service of the Soul, #The Red Book Liber Novus, #unset, #Philosophy
  I understand, I must not think either; should thought, too, no longer be? I should give myself completely into your hands-but who are you? I do not trust you. Not once to trust, is that my love for you, my joy in you? Do I not trust every valiant man, and not you, my soul? Your hand lies heavy on me, but I will, I will. Have I not sought to love men and trust them, and should I not do this with you? forget my doubts, I know it is ignoble to doubt you. You know how difficult it is for me to set aside the beggar's pride I take in my own thought. I forgot that you are also one of my friends, and have
  On the Service of the Soul

1.02 - Pranayama, Mantrayoga, #Liber ABA, #Aleister Crowley, #Occultism
  The ideal mantra should be rhythmical, one might even say musical; but there should be sufficient emphasis on some syllable to assist the faculty of attention. The best mantras are of medium length, so far as the beginner is concerned. If the mantra is too long, one is apt to forget it, unless one practises very hard for a great length of time. On the other hand, mantras of a single syllable, such as "Aum,"
    footnote: However, in saying a mantra containing the word "Aum," one sometimes forgets the other words, and remains concentrated, repeating the "Aum" at intervals; but this is the result of a practice already begun, not the beginning of a practice.
  are rather jerky; the rhythmical idea is lost. Here are a few useful mantras:

1.02 - SADHANA PADA, #Patanjali Yoga Sutras, #Swami Vivekananda, #Hinduism
  perfectly angry, and forget myself, identify myself with
  anger. When he first began to abuse me I still thought I am
  PuruSa, when it identifies itself with nature, forgets that it is
  pure and infinite. The PuruSa does not live; it is life itself. It
  loves, and you will get through them safely if you never forget
  what you really are. Never forget this is only a momentary
  state, and that we have to pass through it. Experience is the
  have to go through these experiences, but let us never forget
  the ideal.
  that is what we always forget. That is why sages and holy
  persons, who have so much of this Sattva quality, are

1.02 - SOCIAL HEREDITY AND PROGRESS, #The Future of Man, #Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, #Christianity
  dustry and agriculture; we must forget our history; we must assume
  that even language does not exist. In short, we must get as close as

1.02 - The Human Soul, #The Interior Castle or The Mansions, #Saint Teresa of Avila, #Christianity
  9.: A soul which gives itself to prayer, either much or little, should on no account be kept within narrow bounds. Since God has given it such great dignity, permit it to wander at will through the rooms of the castle, from the lowest to the highest. Let it not force itself to remain for very long in the same mansion, even that of self-knowledge. Mark well, however, that self-knowledge is indispensable, even for those whom God takes to dwell in the same mansion with Himself. Nothing else, however elevated, perfects the soul which must never seek to forget its own nothingness. Let humility be always at work, like the bee at the honeycomb, or all will be lost. But, remember, the bee leaves its hive to fly in search of flowers and the soul should sometimes cease thinking of itself to rise in meditation on the grandeur and majesty of its God. It will learn its own baseness better thus than by self-contemplation, and will be freer from the reptiles which enter the first room where self-knowledge is acquired. The palmito here referred to is not a palm, but a shrub about four feet high and very dense with leaves, resembling palm leaves. The poorer classes and principally children dig it up by the roots, which they peel of its many layers until a sort of kernel is disclosed, which is eaten, not without relish, and is somewhat like a filbert in taste. See St. John of the Cross, Accent of Mount Carmel, bk. ii. ch, xiv, 3. Although it is a great grace from God to practise self-examination, yet 'too much is as bad as too little,' as they say; believe me, by God's help, we shall advance more by contemplating the Divinity than by keeping our eyes fixed on ourselves, poor creatures of earth that we are.
  10.: I do not know whether I have put this clearly; self-knowledge is of such consequence that I would not have you careless of it, though you may be lifted to heaven in prayer, because while on earth nothing is more needful than humility. Therefore, I repeat, not only a good way, but the best of all ways, is to endeavour to enter first by the room where humility is practised, which is far better than at once rushing on to the others. This is the right road;-if we know how easy and safe it is to walk by it, why ask for wings with which to fly? Let us rather try to learn how to advance quickly. I believe we shall never learn to know ourselves except by endeavouring to know God, for, beholding His greatness we are struck by our own baseness, His purity shows our foulness, and by meditating on His humility we find how very far we are from being humble.

1.02 - The Magic Circle, #The Practice of Magical Evocation, #Franz Bardon, #Occultism
  When working in the open air, a magic weapon, dagger or sword has to be used for drawing the circle on the ground. When working in a room, the circle may be drawn on the floor with a piece of chalk. A large sheet of paper can also be used for the circle. The most ideal circle, however, is the one sewn or embroidered into a piece of cloth, flannel or silk, for such a circle can be laid out in a room as well as outside of the house. The circles drawn on paper have the disadvantage that the paper will soon wear out and fall to pieces. In any case, the circle must be large enough to enable the magician to move about in it freely. When drawing the circle, the appropriate state of mind and full concentration are most essential. If a circle were drawn without the necessary concentration, a circle would undoubtedly be the result, but it would not be a magic one. The magic circle that has been worked into a piece of cloth or silk has to be re-drawn symbolically with one's finger or magic wand, or with some other magic weapon; not to forget the necessary concentration, meditation and state of mind. The magician must, in such a case, be fully aware of the fact that it is not the magical weapon in use that draws the circle, but the divine faculties symbolized by that magical instrument. Furthermore, he must realize that it is not he that is drawing the magic circle at the moment of concentration, but that the Divine Spirit is actually guiding his hand and instrument to draw the circle. Therefore, before drawing the magic circle, a conscious contact with the Almighty, with the Infinite, has to be brought about by the help of meditation and identification.
  The trained magician, having a thorough comm and of the practical exercises of the first tarot-card, as explained in my first work "Initiation into Hermetics" , has learned during one of the steps of that book how to become fully conscious of the spirit and how to act consciously as a spirit. It is not difficult for him to imagine that not he, but the Divine Spirit in all its high aspects is actually drawing the magic circle he wishes to have. The magician has thus learned also that in the world of the Invisible it is not the same although two persons might physically be doing the same, for a sorcerer, who does not possess the necessary maturity, will never be able to draw a true magic circle.
  It is hardly necessary to mention the specimen of a magic circle, since every magician will now know from what I have said above how he has to proceed, and it is now up to him to make use of the instructions given here. Yet he must never forget the main thing,
  that is the orientation he needs when working with a magic circle, for only if he has reached the necessary cosmic contact by means of meditation and imagination, i. e. the personal connection with his God, will he be qualified for entering the circle and starting work inside it.

1.02 - THE PROBLEM OF SOCRATES, #Twilight of the Idols, #Friedrich Nietzsche, #Philosophy
  special characteristic. Neither should we forget those aural delusions
  which were religiously interpreted as "the demon of Socrates."

1.02 - The Recovery, #Twelve Years With Sri Aurobindo, #Nirodbaran, #Integral Yoga
  The last thing to be done was the bending of the knee. As I have mentioned, there was an exercise called hanging the leg. Manilal's approaching visit for the Darshan would make Sri Aurobindo utter, "Oh, Manilal is coming, I must hang my leg!" or when Manilal would enquire from Baroda about it, he would reply with a smile, "It is still hanging!" The bending exercise was apparently an ineffectual one, but Sri Aurobindo persisted and we too encouraged him as if he were a little child. At any rate the result was not proportionate to the effort. Dr. Rao who was very happy to see the Master at last free from the tyrannical shackles of the splints took the opportunity, whenever he came, of massaging his leg. "May I do it, Sir?" he would ask and would never forget to praise Sri Aurobindo as an ideal patient.
  Another imposition placed on him by the doctor was that in order to tone up his body he had to do some free-hand exercises. Every morning while still in bed, he would, without fail, practise them vigorously the flexion and extension of his arms and the raising and lowering of his legs. Sometimes the arms overcome by sleep would sink into feeble, mechanical movements and then would wake up with a start to resume their duty! The summer heat or an uncomfortable position in bed could not persuade him to break the rule. When I entered the room for my morning work, this assiduous application would greet my eyes. His leg would rise and fall like a hammer, and I could not contain my feeling of amusement and admiration at this hard Tapasya to achieve the supramental perfection of the body. Perhaps this semi-blasphemy has come upon me like a boomerang, now making me undergo physical Tapasya even at this age! It cannot be denied, anyway, that Sri Aurobindo was not meant for such hard and rough gymnastics. There are some things which cannot be conceived of, for instance Tagore or Dilip courting jail during the Non-cooperation movement.
  There he was, then, sitting on the bed, with his right leg stretched out. I was watching his movements from behind the bed. No sooner had he begun than followed line after line as if everything was chalked out in the mind, or as he used to say, a tap was turned on and a stream poured down. Absorbed in perfect poise, gazing now and then in front, wiping the perspiration off the hands for he perspired profusely he would go on for about two hours. The Mother would drop in with a glass of coconut water. Sometimes she had to wait for quite a while before he was aware of her presence. Then exclaiming "Ah", he took the glass from the loving hand, drank it slowly, and then plunged back into his work! It was a very sweet vision, indeed, the Mother standing quietly by his side with a smile and watching him, and he forgetful of everything, writing away; then a short exchange of beatific glances. At the end of the writing, the place where he sat would be completely drenched there was so much perspiration in the summer months. But remarkably free from any odour! We used to wipe his body and change the bed sheets. But what shocked me most was when finishing the first chapter, he asked us to tear it and throw it into the wastepaper basket! It needed rewriting! I was very much tempted to keep it intact, but that would be a violation of his order. Champaklal told me that he kept some of the torn pieces as a souvenir. I noticed what a fine calligraphy it was with hardly a scratch, almost without a scar or wound. Not at all like his "correspondence" handwriting which he himself could not decipher sometimes! We have cut many jokes with him about his handwriting. Once I wrote, "Sir, will you take the trouble to mark those portions of your letter that can be shown to others?" He replied, "Good Lord, sir, I can't do that. You forget that I will have to try to read my own hieroglyphs. I have no time for such an exercise. I leave it for others." I do not know if all great men write in this spotless and spontaneous manner. It seems he wrote all his seven volumes of the Arya directly on the typewriter. How I wished I could one day write at this "aeroplanic speed", to use Sri Aurobindo's own expression. However the writing of Savitri was quite a different story. There he had to "labour", change, chisel, omit, revise; all this, of course, from a silent mind. Only a few poems like Rose of God and A God's Labour just came down en bloc and not a word was changed! The Mother must have been very pleased to see him resume his activity after the passage through the long dark night.
  With the improvement of his health, he began to spend some hours sitting in a chair and devoting his entire time to spiritual, intellectual and creative activities. The accident had released him in a drastic manner from the 8 or 9 hours' labour of "correspondence". He could now take up the revision of all his major works, one after another. The first to see the light of day was the first volume of his magnum opus, The Life Divine. It was the end of 1939, the year of World War II. The publication of the Arya of which the Divine Life was the basic theme, started in 1914, the year of World War I. Can we call these mere coincidences? The two other volumes came out on the heels of the first one and were extensively rewritten. He composed many sonnets also. We used to see his pen indefatigably writing away page after page. We could not know what was being written, because, except for the sonnets, he passed everything to the Mother. She received it as a gift from God and sent it on to Prithwi Singh for typing. Though his eyesight was bad, his typing was so neat and clean, done with such minute care, that Sri Aurobindo was very pleased with his work.

1.02 - The Stages of Initiation, #Knowledge of the Higher Worlds, #Rudolf Steiner, #Occultism
  It is pre-eminently a question of cultivating this courage and this fearlessness in the inmost depths of thought-life. The student must learn never to despair over failure. He must be equal to the thought: I shall forget that I have failed in this matter, and I shall try once more as though this had not happened. Thus he will struggle through to the firm conviction that the fountain-head of strength from which he may draw is inexhaustible. He struggles ever onward to the spirit which will uplift him and support him, however weak and impotent his earthly self may have proved. He must be capable of pressing on to the future undismayed by any experiences of the past. If the student has acquired these faculties up to a certain point, he is then ripe to hear the real names of things, which are the key to higher knowledge. For initiation consists in this very act of learning to call the things of the world by those names which they bear in the spirit of their divine authors. In these, their names, lies the mystery of things. It is for this reason that the initiates speak a different language from the uninitiated, for the former know the names by
   p. 78
  If the candidate is found fit for the foregoing experiences, he is then given what is called symbolically the draught of forgetfulness. This means that he is initiated into the secret knowledge that enables him to act without being continually disturbed by the lower memory. This is necessary for the initiate, for he must have full faith in the immediate present. He must be able to destroy the veil of memory which envelops man every moment of his life. If we judge something that happens to us today according to the experience of yesterday, we are exposed to a multitude of errors. Of course this does not mean that experience gained in life should be renounced. It should always be kept in mind as clearly as possible. But the initiate must have the ability to judge every new experience wholly according to what is inherent in it, and let it react upon him, unobscured
   p. 96

1.02 - The Three European Worlds, #The Ever-Present Origin, #Jean Gebser, #Integral
  Like Petrarch, who separated landscape from land, man separates from the whole only that part which his view or thinking can encompass, and forgets those sectors that lie adjacent, beyond, or even behind. One result is the anthropocentrism that has displaced what we might call the the ocentrism previously held. Man, himself a part of the world, endows his sector of awareness with primacy; but he is, of course, only able to perceive a partial view. The sector is given prominence over the circle; the part outweighs the whole. As the whole cannot be approached from a perspectival attitude to the world, we merely superimpose the character of wholeness onto the sector, the result being the familiar "totality."
  It is no accident that the ambivalence inherent in the (Latin) primal word totusis evident in the word "totality." Although in more recent times the word totushasmeant "all" or "whole," it would earlier have meant "nothing." In any event, theaudial similarity between totus and [German] tot, "dead," is readily apparent. But let us forget the totality with its nefarious character; it is not the whole. Andal though the whole can no longer even be approached from the perspectival position, the whole, as we shall see further on, is again being approached in novel ways from the aperspectival attitude.
  Perspectivation, let us remember, also includes a reduction; and this reductive nature is evident, for instance, in perspectival man's predominantly visual or sight orientation in contrast to unperspectival man's audial or hearing orientation. The basis of the perspectival world view is the visual pyramid; the two lines extend from the eyes and meet at the object viewed. The image formed by the isolated sector includes the subject, the object, and the space in between. Pierodella Francesca clearly expresses this in his remark: "The first is the eye that sees; the second, the object seen; the third, the distance between the one and the other." On this Panofsky comments: "It [perspective] furnished a place for the human form to unfold in a life-like manner and move mimically [which is equivalent to the discovery of space]; but it also enabled light to spread and diffuse in space [the illumination of space is the emergence of spatial awareness] and permitted considerable freedom in the treatment of the human body. Perspective provides a distance between man and objects." Such detachment is always a sign of an emergent objectifying consciousness and of the liberation of previously innate potentialities that are subsequently rediscovered and realized in the outer world.
  This process was unique and original with Picasso. By drawing on his primitive, magic inheritance (his Negroid period), his mythical heritage (his Hellenistic-archaistic period), and his classicistic, rationally-accentuated formalist phase (his Ingres period), Picasso was able to achieve the concretion of time (or as we would like to designate this new style which he and his contemporaries introduced in painting, "temporic concretion"). Such temporic concretion is not just a basic characteristic of this particular drawing, but is in fact generally valid: Only where time emerges as pure present and is no longer divided into its three phases of past, present and future, is it concrete. To the extent that Picasso from the outset reached out beyond the present, incorporating the future into the present of his work, he was able to "presentiate" or make present the past. Picasso brought to the awareness of the present everything once relegated to the dormancy of forgetfulness, as well as everything still latent as something yet to come; and this temporal wholeness realized in spatiality and rendered visible and transparent in a depiction of a human form, is the unique achievement of this temporic artist.
  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 Ultimate Path is Without Difficulty, #The Blue Cliff Records, #Yuanwu Keqin, #Zen
  will be like the excellent flavor of ghee. If you don't forget your
  emotional interpretations, then you'll see a profusion of confu

1.035 - The Recitation of Mantra, #The Study and Practice of Yoga, #Swami Krishnananda, #Yoga
  Simultaneously with this feeling of a subtle thrill in the system when the chanting of pranava is done properly, there is a feeling that a loss of body-consciousness is gradually taking place. We will not feel that we exist at all. We will be aware of a non-objective something, and it is this non-objective awareness, which is the effect of the chanting of pranava, which also creates the feeling of levitation. We are not actually getting lifted up physically, but we will feel as if we are lifted up from the earth and moving in the air, as it were. Though we are on the ground and not moving in the air physically, the mind will feel as if it is lifted up, and this is the astral body getting stirred because of the harmonious vibration that is being produced. Though the physical body is not moving in the air, the subtle body is trying to get up, and that is why we feel as if we are moving in the air. The feeling of levitation is generated by the effect produced upon the subtle body, by the chanting of the mantra. The subtle body is ordinarily so intimately connected with the physical body that we cannot isolate one from the other. When we are intensely conscious of the physical body, the subtle body gets impregnated with the notion of the physical body, and we cannot forget that we are anything but the body.
  This difficulty one has in getting tethered to the notion of the physical body alone arises on account of a distracted, inharmonious movement of the mind and the pranas. If we want to draw the mind or the subtle body away from its contact with or attachment to the physical body, the first thing we should do is to create a system of harmonious feeling in the mind, as well as to very, very carefully isolate every component of the subtle body from its contact with the physical body by a new type of vibration altogether. Sometimes sticking plasters cannot be removed from the finger immediately. If we pull them off, the skin is removed and we feel much pain. So doctors and nurses try to remove a sticking plaster from a wound very, very slowly by pouring some solution over the sticking plaster, and this detaches the plaster automatically by the smoothness and softness produced by the application of the solution.

1.037 - Preventing the Fall in Yoga, #The Study and Practice of Yoga, #Swami Krishnananda, #Yoga
  Vydhi styna saaya pramda (I.30) Pramada is the other obstacle in the sutra that is mentioned by Patanjali. Blunder, floundering and gross error are called pramada. What can be a greater blunder than to forget the existence of God and our purpose in life? Most of the students do not go beyond this stage; they end with this. Their life closes with this difficulty. They make a serious blunder in choosing a different line of activity altogether. For example, suddenly there can be an emotion fired up within to save the world from falling into to hell. They will think that, "We have come to a stage now where we have to lift the world from perdition." There will be arguments after arguments, logically deduced, justifying this attitude, because logic also comes from the mind it does not come from outside. The aspiration of the spirit for God-realisation will be dubbed as selfishness of the worst type. Even today we have thousands of people before us who have such suspicions in their minds. These suspicions do not arise merely in idiotic minds, but they also arise in minds of those who are very intelligent, very learned, very honest and sincere in their approach. Such people will have doubts of this type, and come to think that working for the liberation of others is better than working for the liberation of one's own self, because one's own self is a selfish centre. The thinking is: "This is very clear everybody knows that, and it does not require very much argument to prove that a single person's salvation is selfish compared to the salvation of many others."
  So we give up the aspiration for the salvation of the soul, and work for the salvation of others. The result is that both will be in equal bondage, and neither will we get salvation, nor will the other. This will not be understood by the mind. It is a trick that is played, because there is no such thing as a salvation of the type that people are arguing for in this manner. It is a gross error of thinking; it is a blunder of the first water. But this pramada or mistake will be committed by most people, and even advanced seekers will not be free from this mistake.

1.03 - On Knowledge of the World., #The Alchemy of Happiness, #Al-Ghazali, #Sufism
  After you have learned, O student of the divine mysteries, what this world in its meaning really is, it is important that you should look at the world in detail. Every thing in the world of matter which grows, has been included under three classes, animal, vegetable and mineral, which are called the three generations or kingdoms. Animals were created some for riding, some for food, and some for tilling. Vegetables were created to afford food and conveniences to man, and sustenance to various animals. Minerals, like gold, silver, copper and iron, were created to serve as instruments to provide means of sustaining life in man. It was designed that by means of these three kingdoms, the spirit of man, while dwelling for a few days in the body, should be employed in making preparation for the future world. Man, however, forgetful of the end for which he had come hither, heedless of the fact that he was soon to depart, and that he would then repent to find that he was going unprepared, became engaged in strife with his fellows about the things of the world, fell in love with its ways, and attempted to gain its wealth. In consequence various qualities began to appear in the heart, such as avarice, envy, ambition and hatred, which are sources of its ruin. Finally the heart, forgetful of the duties for the performance of which it had come in to the world, exhausted all its energies in building up the world.
  As man's primary necessities in the world are three, viz : clothing, food and shelter, so the arts of the world are three, viz: weaving, planting and building. The rest of the arts serve either for the purpose of perfecting the others, or for repairing injuries. Thus the spinner aids the work [69] of weaving, the tailor carries out that work to perfection, while the cloth-dresser adds beauty to the work. In the arts, there is need of iron, skins and wood, and for these many instruments are necessary. No person is able to work at all kinds of trades, but by the will of God, upon one is devolved one art and upon another two, and the whole community is made dependent, one member upon the other. When avarice, ambition and covetousness hold sway in the hearts of men, because some are not pleased to see others obtain honors, and because they do not endeavor to quell their wants, envy and hatred arise among them. Each one, dissatisfied with his own rights, plots against the property and honor of his fellows. On this account there was a necessity for three farther distinctions, viz: sovereignty, judicial authority, and jurisprudence, which contains the digest of the law. But alas ! poor and wretched man coming under the influence of all these causes, motives and instruments, spends his life in collecting wealth and lays up for himself sources of regret. And just as the pilgrim, who on his way to the Kaaba of Mecca, was engaged day and night in taking care of his camel, got separated from the caravan, and perished in the desert, so those who know not the real nature of the world and its worthlessness, and do not understand that it is the place where seed is sown for eternity, but spend all their thoughts upon it, are certainly fascinated and deceived; as the apostle of God declares. “The world is more enchanting than Harout and Marout: let men beware of it.”1

1.03 - PERSONALITY, SANCTITY, DIVINE INCARNATION, #The Perennial Philosophy, #Aldous Huxley, #Philosophy
  Sometimes crisis alone, without any preparatory training, is sufficient to make a man forget to be his customary self and become, for the time being, something quite different. Thus the most unlikely people will, under the influence of disaster, temporarily turn into heroes, martyrs, selfless labourers for the good of their fellows. Very often, too, the proximity of death produces similar results. For example, Samuel Johnson behaved in one way during almost the whole of his life and in quite another way during his last illness. The fascinatingly complex personality, in which six generations of Boswellians have taken so much delight the learned boor and glutton, the kindhearted bully, the superstitious intellectual, the convinced Christian who was a fetishist, the courageous man who was terrified of deathbecame, while he was actually dying, simple, single, serene and God-centred.
  Paradoxical as it may seem, it is, for very many persons, much easier to behave selflessly in time of crisis than it is when life is taking its normal course in undisturbed tranquillity. When the going is easy, there is nothing to make us forget our precious selfness, nothing (except our own will to mortification and the knowledge of God) to distract our minds from the distractions with which we have chosen to be identified; we are at perfect liberty to wallow in our personality to our hearts content. And how we wallow! It is for this reason that all the masters of the spiritual life insist so strongly upon the importance of little things.
  God requires a faithful fulfilment of the merest trifle given us to do, rather than the most ardent aspiration to things to which we are not called.
  Some people measure the worth of good actions only by their natural qualities or their difficulty, giving the preference to what is conspicuous or brilliant. Such men forget that Christian virtues, which are Gods inspirations, should be viewed from the side of grace, not that of nature. The dignity and difficulty of a good action certainly affects what is technically called its accidental worth, but all its essential worth comes from love alone.
  Jean Pierre Camus
  We have seen that, in critical emergencies, solthers specifically trained to cope with that kind of thing tend to forget the inborn and acquired idiosyncrasies with which they normally identify their being and, transcending selfness, to behave in the same, one-pointed, better-than-personal way. What is true of solthers is also true of saints, but with this important difference that the aim of spiritual training is to make people become selfless in every circumstance of life, while the aim of military training is to make them selfless only in certain very special circumstances and in relation to only certain classes of human beings. This could not be otherwise; for all that we are and will and do depends, in the last analysis, upon what we believe the Nature of Things to be. The philosophy that rationalizes power politics and justifies war and military training is always (whatever the official religion of the politicians and war makers) some wildly unrealistic doctrine of national, racial or ideological idolatry, having, as its inevitable corollaries, the notions of Herrenvolk and the lesser breeds without the Law.
  The biographies of the saints testify unequivocally to the fact that spiritual training leads to a transcendence of personality, not merely in the special circumstances of battle, but in all circumstances and in relation to all creatures, so that the saint loves his enemies or, if he is a Buddhist, does not even recognize the existence of enemies, but treats all sentient beings, sub-human as well as human, with the same compassion and disinterested good will. Those who win through to the unitive knowledge of God set out upon their course from the most diverse starting points. One is a man, another a woman; one a born active, another a born contemplative. No two of them inherit the same temperament and physical constitution, and their lives are passed in material, moral and intellectual environments that are profoundly dissimilar. Nevertheless, insofar as they are saints, insofar as they possess the unitive knowledge that makes them perfect as their Father which is in heaven is perfect, they are all astonishingly alike. Their actions are uniformly selfless and they are constantly recollected, so that at every moment they know who they are and what is their true relation to the universe and its spiritual Ground. Of even plain average people it may be said that their name is Legionmuch more so of exceptionally complex personalities, who identify themselves with a wide diversity of moods, cravings and opinions. Saints, on the contrary, are neither double-minded nor half-hearted, but single and, however great their intellectual gifts, profoundly simple. The multiplicity of Legion has given place to one-pointedness not to any of those evil one-pointednesses of ambition or covetousness, or lust for power and fame, not even to any of the nobler, but still all too human one-pointednesses of art, scholarship and science, regarded as ends in themselves, but to the supreme, more than human one-pointedness that is the very being of those souls who consciously and consistently pursue mans final end, the knowledge of eternal Reality. In one of the Pali scriptures there is a significant anecdote about the Brahman Drona who, seeing the Blessed One sitting at the foot of a tree, asked him, Are you a deva? And the Exalted One answered, I am not. Are you a gandharva? I am not, Are you a yaksha? I am not. Are you a man? I am not a man. On the Brahman asking what he might be, the Blessed One replied, Those evil influences, those cravings, whose non-destruction would have individualized me as a deva, a gandharva, a yaksha (three types of supernatural being), or a man, I have completely annihilated. Know therefore that I am Buddha.

1.03 - Reading, #Walden, and On The Duty Of Civil Disobedience, #Henry David Thoreau, #Philosophy
  Those who have not learned to read the ancient classics in the language in which they were written must have a very imperfect knowledge of the history of the human race; for it is remarkable that no transcript of them has ever been made into any modern tongue, unless our civilization itself may be regarded as such a transcript. Homer has never yet been printed in English, nor schylus, nor Virgil evenworks as refined, as solidly done, and as beautiful almost as the morning itself; for later writers, say what we will of their genius, have rarely, if ever, equalled the elaborate beauty and finish and the lifelong and heroic literary labors of the ancients. They only talk of forgetting them who never knew them. It will be soon enough to forget them when we have the learning and the genius which will enable us to attend to and appreciate them. That age will be rich indeed when those relics which we call Classics, and the still older and more than classic but even less known Scriptures of the nations, shall have still further accumulated, when the Vaticans shall be filled with Vedas and
  Zendavestas and Bibles, with Homers and Dantes and Shakespeares, and all the centuries to come shall have successively deposited their trophies in the forum of the world. By such a pile we may hope to scale heaven at last.

1.03 - Sympathetic Magic, #The Golden Bough, #James George Frazer, #Occultism
  in the pot or a banana in the fire), you will become forgetful. The
  Galelareese are also of opinion that if a woman were to consume two
  might melt with love of her, did not forget to throw into the fire a
  shred of his cloak which he had dropped in her house. In Prussia

1.03 - The Desert, #The Red Book Liber Novus, #unset, #Philosophy
  [2] I also had to detach myself from my thoughts through turning my desire away from them. And at once, I noticed that my self became a desert, where only the sun of unquiet desire burned. I was overwhelmed by the endless infertility of this desert. Even if something could have thrived there, the creative power of desire was still absent. Wherever the creative power of desire is, there springs the soil's own seed. But do not forget to wait. Did you not see that when your creative force turned to the world, how the dead things moved under it and through it, how they grew and prospered, and how your thoughts flowed in rich rivers? If your creative force now turns to the place of the soul, you will see how your soul becomes green and how its field bears wonderful fruit.
  Nobody can spare themselves the waiting and most will be unable to bear this torment, but will throw themselves with greed back at men, things, and thoughts, whose slaves they will become from then on. Since then it will have been clearly proved that this man is incapable of enduring beyond things, men, and thoughts, and they will hence become his master and he will become their fool, since he cannot be without them, not until even his soul has become a fruitful field. Also he whose soul is a garden, needs things, men, and thoughts, but he is their friend and not their slave and fool.

1.03 - The House Of The Lord, #Twelve Years With Sri Aurobindo, #Nirodbaran, #Integral Yoga
  "Did he sleep at night?" was the question very often asked. To all appearance he did sleep and quite sufficiently. The Mother and he always insist on observing normal rules of health. We must eat well and sleep well, So, if there was a physical need for food, there could be a need for sleep as with us, but with a difference. For our sleep is a heavy plunge into inconscience where we forget everything, whereas a Yogi sleeps awake. There is also a state in which the physical body is apparently asleep, while the subtle body goes out visiting various persons in their sleep. The Mother has said that she does most of the subtle work in this way at night. Sri Aurobindo wrote to me, "In former days when she was spending the night in a trance and out working in the Ashram, she brought back with her the knowledge of all that was happening to everybody... I often know from her what has happened before it is reported by anyone."
  This is the overall picture of Sri Aurobindo's outer life as we saw it and lived it together through his last twelve years. The programme remained, on the whole, constant till the end except for some minor variations due to exigencies of circumstances. I have said nothing about his inner life, for I was not given a vision or perception of that vast secret field; nor had I Arjuna's unique privilege of seeing his Vivarpa, except some glimpses of his God-like stature. Sri Aurobindo had reminded me again and again in his letters that my physical crust was too thick. All the same, the joy, peace, light and energy that constantly sustained us could come from his silent Presence alone. People used to remark that we seemed to be beings of another world. Unfortunately, that brightness and felicity gave place to a grave seriousness with the rolling of years and a shadow of gloom was over us all, though we could not account for it at the time. Besides, the dark underside of our human nature, I am talking particularly of myself also began to show its grisly face. "Mortality bears ill the Eternal's touch." Of course, Sri Aurobindo remained samam brahman. Our frailties and shortcomings he had already seen from above, and was prepared for them when he accepted us for his service; he had never shown any annoyance. On the contrary, he forgave us all. Though he was impersonal by nature, hardly looked at us while talking, rarely spoke our name while asking for something, there was an ineffable sweetness in his Presence. And during our pranam on our birthdays or Darshan days, he used to make up for all his want of expression by melting into fatherly or friendly love and affection. He would pat us on the head, press it long with his warm velvety hands and look into our eyes with the tenderness of his sweet personality. Satyendra told me that when on his birthday he used to rub some attar on Sri Aurobindo's hand, he would then put forward the other one. His constant silent love and compassion shine ever bright in the depths of our hearts.

1.03 - The Sephiros, #A Garden of Pomegranates - An Outline of the Qabalah, #Israel Regardie, #Occultism
  In view of our Qabalistic doctrine, however, of the inadequacy of the intellectual faculties to solve these insuperable philosophical problems - a fact which a num- ber of loquacious Qabalists constantly ignore or forget - it would be as well, and much more sensible, to admit that logically we cannot account for the existence of the first
  Sephirah from which everything else has been evolved.

1.03 - The Sunlit Path, #On the Way to Supermanhood, #Satprem, #Integral Yoga
  We had no need of silence, of a well-insulated room, of keeping life's tentacles at a distance. On the contrary, the tighter they grasp and try to suffocate us, the more deafened we are by all that racket of life, and the more it burns inside, the hotter it is, the greater the need to be that and only that, that other vibrating thing without which we cannot live or brea the forgetting it even for a second is to fall into total suffocation. We are treading the sunlit path amidst the world's darkness inside, outside, it's all the same, alone or in a crowd we are forever safe, nothing and nobody can take that away from us! We carry our secret royalty everywhere we go, moving ahead gropingly within another geography, which gradually reveals secret harbors and unexpected fjords and continents of peace and glimpses of unknown seas reverberating with the echo of a vaster life. There is no more wanting or not wanting in us, no more compulsion to acquire this or that, no struggle to live or become or know: we are borne by another rhythm that has its spontaneous knowledge, its clear life, its unforeseeable will and lightning effectiveness. A different kingdom begins to open up to us; we cast another look at the world, still a little blind and unknowing, but insightful, as if pregnant with a reality yet unborn, made wide by a knowledge still unformulated, a still shy wonderment. Perhaps we are like that brother ape of not so long ago who looked at his forest with a strange look, at his mates who ran and climbed and hunted so well but were not aware of the clear little vibration, the odd marvel, the sudden stillness that seemed to sunder the dark clouds and stretch far, far away, into a vastness vibrating with creative possibilities.

1.03 - The Syzygy - Anima and Animus, #Aion, #Carl Jung, #Psychology
  this he would need a faithless Eros, one capable of forgetting his
  mother and undergoing the pain of relinquishing the first love

1.03 - To Layman Ishii, #Beating the Cloth Drum Letters of Zen Master Hakuin, #unset, #Philosophy
  "The great teacher Hsuan-sha practiced arduously at Hsueh-feng's mountain hermitage, forgetting both food and sleep, but was unable to achieve a breakthrough of any kind. He left the temple with tears in his eyes, yet Hsueh-feng did not utter a single word to help him. At this point, you can be sure that one of today's teachers would have burdened him with a copious load of warm shit. As it turned out, when Hsuan-sha reached the foot of the mountain, he tripped and fell, and experienced a sudden realization.n
  "It is like a melon grower harvesting his crop. He waits until their fragrance and flavor are at their peak before he goes into the melon patch. When he does, he has no need to carry a knife with him, only a bamboo basket. As the melons are fully ripe, the roots and tendrils and stems don't have to be cut; they have fallen away of themselves, leaving the fruit lying there on the ground. All he has to do is to go and pick them up.

1.04 - Body, Soul and Spirit, #Theosophy, #Alice Bailey, #Occultism
  In the course of the childhood of a human being, there comes a moment in which, for the first time, he feels himself to be an independent being distinct from the whole of the rest of the world. For persons with finely-strung natures it is a significant experience. The poet Jean Paul says in his autobiography, "I shall never forget the event which took place within me, hitherto narrated to no one, and of which I can give place and time, when I stood present at the birth of my self-consciousness. As a very small child I stood at the door of the house one morning, looking toward the wood pile on my left, when suddenly the inner revelation 'I am an I' came to me like a flash of lightning from heaven and has remained shining ever since. In that moment my ego had seen itself for the first time and forever. Any deception of memory is hardly to be conceived as possible here, for no narrations by outsiders could have
  p. 42

1.04 - BOOK THE FOURTH, #Metamorphoses, #Ovid, #Poetry
  And not one Grecian attri bute forget,
  Which to thy praise, great Deity, belong,
  Forbears to fall, yet half forgets to ride.
  Still at thy near approach, applauses loud
  But Venus did not thus forget the Sun.
  He, who stol'n transports idly had betray'd,
  And sooth immortal wrath, forgets her state.
  Down from the realms of day, to realms of night,

1.04 - Feedback and Oscillation, #Cybernetics, or Control and Communication in the Animal and the Machine, #Norbert Wiener, #Cybernetics
  Before we end this chapter, we must not forget another
  important physiological application of the principle of feed-

1.04 - GOD IN THE WORLD, #The Perennial Philosophy, #Aldous Huxley, #Philosophy
  All of a sudden we forget the external entanglements;
  When the ten thousand things are viewed in their oneness,

1.04 - Of other imperfections which these beginners are apt to have with respect to the third sin, which is luxury., #Dark Night of the Soul, #Saint John of the Cross, #Christianity
  7. Some of these persons make friendships of a spiritual kind with others, which oftentimes arise from luxury and not from spirituality; this may be known to be the case when the remembrance of that friendship causes not the remembrance and love of God to grow, but occasions remorse of conscience. For, when the friendship is purely spiritual, the love of God grows with it; and the more the soul remembers it, the more it remembers the love of God, and the greater the desire it has for God; so that, as the one grows, the other grows also. For the spirit of God has this property, that it increases good by adding to it more good, inasmuch as there is likeness and conformity between them. But, when this love arises from the vice of sensuality aforementioned, it produces the contrary effects; for the more the one grows, the more the other decreases, and the remembrance of it likewise. If that sensual love grows, it will at once be observed that the soul's love of God is becoming colder, and that it is forgetting Him as it remembers that love; there comes to it, too, a certain remorse of conscience. And, on the other hand, if the love of God grows in the soul, that other love becomes cold and is forgotten; for, as the two are contrary to one another, not only does the one not aid the other, but the one which predominates quenches and confounds the other, and becomes streng thened in itself, as the philosophers say. Wherefore Our Saviour said in the Gospel: 'That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.'38
  That is to say, the love which is born of sensuality ends in sensuality, and that which is of the spirit ends in the spirit of God and causes it to grow. This is the difference that exists between these two kinds of love, whereby we may know them.

1.04 - On blessed and ever-memorable obedience, #The Ladder of Divine Ascent, #Saint John of Climacus, #unset
  When we are bitten by remorse, let us remember our sins until the Lord, seeing the force of our efforts (the efforts of those who do violence to themselves for His sake), wipes out our sins and transforms the sorrow that is gnawing our heart into joy. For it is said: According to the multitude of my sorrows in my heart, thy consolations have gladdened my soul.5 At the right time let us not forget
  1 Gk. akanthologmata; this might be rendered thistle gatherings or bunch of weeds.

1.04 - On Knowledge of the Future World., #The Alchemy of Happiness, #Al-Ghazali, #Sufism
  The other class, beloved, includes those who are entirely absorbed in the love of the world, and of pleasure. This class cannot escape from the torments of the grave, as the Lord in his everlasting word declares: “There are none of you who will not be precipitated.”1But some of this class occasionally have a leaning towards eternal truth, especially [86] if there is any trace of the love of God remaining in their hearts, and when they are about to leave the world, they forget it and never more yearn towards it. In that case they also are saved from the tribulations of the grave. A picture of this class is found in the person who also'has a house in each of two cities, and as long as he is living in the one, he has no longings for the other. But at last some necessity compels him to quit his first house, and to go and reside in the second. After a few days residence, the love he had for the first house dies away from his heart and it appears better to him not to return thither. This class suffer torment in the grave up to the point where they forget the world, but after familiarizing themselves with the mansions of the future world, they are freed from their pain. Those, however, whose hearts were immersed in the pleasures and cares of the world, and whose hearts bore no trace of the love of God, or of thought fulness for the future world, and who preferred this world to the other, will never be delivered from torment.
  There is not a person in the world who will admit that he does not love God, or but that will pretend that he does love God. But this pretention can be brought to a touchstone and standard and found out by experiment. Just look at his actions and conduct, and see whether he will do a thing which has the holy approbation of God, or whether he will abstain from doing a thing which has not the divine approbation, notwithstanding the strong opposing inclinations of his soul, and thus show his reverence for the Holy Law. If he does thus oppose the desires of his soul, he is correct when he affirms, “I love God.” But if he is following the inclinations of his soul, and is only saying with his tongue that he loves God, his declaration is a lie. When a person in this state of mind utters the confession, “There is no God but God,” a voice from God addresses him saying, “You are a liar, for your actions [87] are opposed to your words.” In this state of mind there is no use in making the declaration, “I love God.” The prophet of God says however, that it is not an idle act to utter the phrase “There is no God but God” for the sake of preserving a man from the divine vengeance, so long as the man is one who does not prefer worldly works to the works of the future world….
  So long as a man is attached to the things of this world engrossed with the care of his body, and gives over his nature to intercourse with sensual enjoyments, he will not care for the warnings his spirit receives in this world, nor for the torment that it will incur in the future world. A sick man for example will not be so excessively despondent about his malady in the day time, because his senses are interested in other things, and aa his heart follows in their train, he in some measure forgets his malady. In the night, however, when his senses have nothing to be employed about, his thoughts about his malady do not leave his mind free for one moment, and his pain increases. So also in death, the cares and thoughts of the world and the external senses cease entirely to operate on account of the torment of the spirit, and then the perfect torment of the spirit becomes manifest.
  The second kind of torment in hell, beloved, is the fire of ignominy and shame. In illustration this, suppose that a prince receives in to his friendship a poor'and humble man, treating him with great honor and making'him the favorite among all his confidential servants. He gives into his hands the keys of all his treasuries/commits his honor and wife and family to his care, and in short confides all his affairs into his hands, in full reliance upon him. Then, suppose that the poor man, after being elevated to this high rank, should be puffed up with pride, and should be disposed to betray the honor of the prince,— that he should begin to indulge in unworthy conduct with his wife [90] and servants, and should open his coffers and spend his property for his own pleasures. Suppose farther that he should even be consulting with the prince's enemy who has designs upon the principality, and should enter in to a compact with him. Just at this point the prince from a concealed retreat espies his conduct in his family, and learns how he has wasted his money and his possessions, and in short becomes acquainted with everything he has done. The man also learns that for some time the prince has been aware of his course of conduct, but that the reason of his delaying and postponing punishment was that he might see what other crimes he would commit, that he might punish him accordingly. In these circumstances the reflecting can easily appreciate what would be the confusion and mortification of this individual. He would think it a thousand times better to fall from a precipice and be dashed to pieces, or that the earth should open and he sink into the abyss, than that he should continue to live. So also is it with you. How many actions you perform, of which you say, “it is in private and no one sees it,” or of which Satan cloaks over the guilt from your mind, by persuading you that it is all right and fair. But at last, when death comes and makes your sin manifest, then the fire of ignominy and shame makes you captive to fierce torments and long continued misery….

1.04 - Sounds, #Walden, and On The Duty Of Civil Disobedience, #Henry David Thoreau, #Philosophy
  But while we are confined to books, though the most select and classic, and read only particular written languages, which are themselves but dialects and provincial, we are in danger of forgetting the language which all things and events speak without metaphor, which alone is copious and standard. Much is published, but little printed. The rays which stream through the shutter will be no longer remembered when the shutter is wholly removed. No method nor discipline can supersede the necessity of being forever on the alert. What is a course of history, or philosophy, or poetry, no matter how well selected, or the best society, or the most admirable routine of life, compared with the discipline of looking always at what is to be seen? Will you be a reader, a student merely, or a seer? Read your fate, see what is before you, and walk on into futurity.
  I did not read books the first summer; I hoed beans. Nay, I often did better than this. There were times when I could not afford to sacrifice the bloom of the present moment to any work, whether of the head or hands. I love a broad margin to my life. Sometimes, in a summer morning, having taken my accustomed bath, I sat in my sunny doorway from sunrise till noon, rapt in a revery, amidst the pines and hickories and sumachs, in undisturbed solitude and stillness, while the birds sing around or flitted noiseless through the house, until by the sun falling in at my west window, or the noise of some travellers wagon on the distant highway, I was reminded of the lapse of time. I grew in those seasons like corn in the night, and they were far better than any work of the hands would have been. They were not time subtracted from my life, but so much over and above my usual allowance.

1.04 - The Aims of Psycho therapy, #The Practice of Psycho therapy, #Carl Jung, #Psychology
  futility of this sort of dilettantism. Do not forget, however, that we are
  speaking not of people who still have to prove their social usefulness, but

1.04 - The Discovery of the Nation-Soul, #The Human Cycle, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Therefore in nations so circumstanced this tendency of self-finding has been most powerful and has even created in some of them a new type of national movement, as in Ireland and India. This and no other was the root-meaning of Swadeshism in Bengal and of the Irish movement in its earlier less purely political stages. The emergence of Bengal as a sub-nation in India was throughout a strongly subjective movement and in its later development it became very consciously that. The movement of 1905 in Bengal pursued a quite new conception of the nation not merely as a country, but a soul, a psychological, almost a spiritual being and, even when acting from economical and political motives, it sought to dynamise them by this subjective conception and to make them instruments of self-expression rather than objects in themselves. We must not forget, however, that in the first stages these movements followed in their superficial thought the old motives of an objective and mostly political self-consciousness. The East indeed is always more subjective than the West and we can see the subjective tinge even in its political movements whether in Persia, India or China, and even in the very imitative movement of the Japanese resurgence. But it is only recently that this subjectivism has become self-conscious. We may therefore conclude that the conscious and deliberate subjectivism of certain nations was only the sign and precursor of a general change in humanity and has been helped forward by local circumstances, but was not really dependent upon them or in any sense their product.
  This general change is incontestable; it is one of the capital phenomena of the tendencies of national and communal life at the present hour. The conception to which Ireland and India have been the first to give a definite formula, to be ourselves,so different from the impulse and ambition of dependent or unfortunate nations in the past which was rather to become like others,is now more and more a generally accepted motive of national life. It opens the way to great dangers and errors, but it is the essential condition for that which has now become the demand of the Time-Spirit on the human race, that it shall find subjectively, not only in the individual, but in the nation and in the unity of the human race itself, its deeper being, its inner law, its real self and live according to that and no longer by artificial standards. This tendency was preparing itself everywhere and partly coming to the surface before the War, but most prominently, as we have said, in new nations like Germany or in dependent nations like Ireland and India. The shock of the war brought about from its earliest moments an immediate and for the time being a militantemergence of the same deeper self-consciousness everywhere. Crude enough were most of its first manifestations, often of a really barbarous and reactionary crudeness. Especially, it tended to repeat the Teutonic lapse, preparing not only to be oneself, which is entirely right, but to live solely for and to oneself, which, if pushed beyond a certain point, becomes a disastrous error. For it is necessary, if the subjective age of humanity is to produce its best fruits, that the nations should become conscious not only of their own but of each others souls and learn to respect, to help and to profit, not only economically and intellectually but subjectively and spiritually, by each other.

1.04 - The Divine Mother - This Is She, #Twelve Years With Sri Aurobindo, #Nirodbaran, #Integral Yoga
  A: Is there anybody here who is angry? (Laughter) Apart from its origin, when you are angry, it means you have lost control of yourself. As to getting rid of it, you must have a strong will to do so (laughter); no, I don't say it as a joke though it may seem like one. It is because people don't take a firm decision, use strongly their will that things do not become effective. There are contradictory parts in the being; one part may decide, while others pit themselves against the decision; they lie hidden behind. As soon as one part has said, "I won't get angry again,' they say, 'Ah, my friend, just wait, let the occasion come.' And when it comes, the man forgets his decision and throws himself into anger. But if you really know how to take the decision, then nothing can undo it. I will give you an instance. My brother, older than I by about 18 months, was extremely excitable in his boyhood. I was an expert in knowing how to make him angry. Both of us were fond of each other, but when he was angry he lost all control of himself. One day we were playing croquet; either because he got beaten or for some other reason, he flew into a rage and struck me hard with the mallet. Fortunately I escaped with a slight injury. Next time when we were sitting in a room, he threw a big chair headlong towards me, I bent down just in time and the chair passed over my head. Lastly, as we were coming down from a carriage, he pushed me down under it; luckily the horse did not move. Then my mother told him, 'One day you will kill your own sister.' That suddenly brought him to his senses and made him realise the consequence of his own folly. On that very day he took a firm decision not to be angry ever in life again and he never was.He has performed high government duties and people have told me they have not seen him angry even once.
  Q: Why is it necessary to have the experience again and again?
  My aim in drawing this picture of the Mother is not merely to demonstrate her dynamism. There have been quite a number of people in the world, Napoleon for example, who had a magnificent vital energy, but they are of a different category. Here all her actions are symbolic, they are the expressions of the Divine Force, chit shakti, she embodies, and that force she has given freely to the young ones as she had done to the older generation. It infiltrates everything that it comes in contact with; she leaves a part of her Divine Presence wherever she goes. She has said also she never forgets any person who has come in contact with her even for a moment! The person finds a place in her Divine Consciousness. Sri Aurobindo said to me that with each one of us here she has her emanation. I believe that would be in some sense true for all those who have come in contact with her, and it would help them through life's strenuous and perilous journey.
  I shall now finish this chapter with an account of my utter discomfiture in trying to argue with the Mother over a subject about which I had very little knowledge. The Mother was describing to Sri Aurobindo the physical features of the brothers of a particular family. At some point, I don't remember exactly when, I was foolish enough to contradict her. She replied, "Better keep quiet! You know nothing." The episode was over and I had forgotten all about it. But the surprise of surprises, later on the Mother called me out of Sri Aurobindo's room and putting her hand on my shoulder explained almost in an apologetic tone how I was wrong. I expressed my sincere regret for my interruption and said that I certainly did not mind her rebuke. I was indeed very much moved by her divine considerateness. If she would be rude or severe on occasions she once said that Sri Aurobindo was a gentleman, she was not we have seen her Mahakali aspect, freezing silence, ironical smile, cold look, her Mahalakshmi graciousness too was showered upon us often. For example, she used to give me, on my birthdays, a pair of fine dhotis from the stock meant for Sri Aurobindo. However hard she might appear outside, and it was unfortunately for us very necessary she is our true Mother and her only concern is to lead us to the Light.

1.04 - THE RABBIT SENDS IN A LITTLE BILL, #Alice in Wonderland, #Lewis Carroll, #Fiction
  Then came a little pattering of feet on the stairs. Alice knew it was the Rabbit coming to look for her and she trembled till she shook the house, quite forgetting that she was now about a thousand times as large as the Rabbit and had no reason to be afraid of it.
  Presently the Rabbit came up to the door and tried to open it; but as the door opened inwards and Alice's elbow was pressed hard against it, that attempt proved a failure. Alice heard it say to itself, "Then I'll go 'round and get in at the window."

1.04 - Wake-Up Sermon, #The Zen Teaching of Bodhidharma, #Bodhidharma, #Buddhism
  before he sees the buddha. Once you've seen the fish, you forget
  about the water. And once you've seen the buddha, you forget
  about the mind. If you don't forget about the mind, the mind will
  confuse you, just as the water will confuse you if you don't forget
  about it.

1.052 - Yoga Practice - A Series of Positive Steps, #The Study and Practice of Yoga, #Swami Krishnananda, #Yoga
  The social self is easier to control than the personal self, known as the bodily self. We cannot easily control our body, because that has a greater intimacy with our pure state or consciousness than the intimacy that is exhibited by external relations like family members, etc. We may for a few days forget the existence of the members of the family, but we cannot forget for a few days that we have a body; that is a greater difficulty. So, the withdrawal of consciousness from attachment has to be done by degrees, as I mentioned, and the problems have to be gradually thinned out by the coming back of consciousness from its external relationships, stage by stage, taking every step with fixity so that it may not be retraced, and missing not a single link in this chain of steps taken. We should not take jumps in this practice of self-restraint, because every little item is an important item and one single link that we missed may create trouble one day. There may be small desires which do not look very big or troublesome, but they can become troublesome if they are completely ignored, because there is nothing in this world which can be regarded as wholly unimportant. Everything has some importance or the other; and if the time comes, it can help us, or it can trouble us.
  Everything has to be taken into consideration so far as we are related to it, and a proper attitude of detachment has to be practised by various means, external as well as internal. This is the principle of austerity which, to re-emphasise, does not mean either too much indulgence or going to the other extreme of completely cutting off all indulgence. It is the allowing in of as much relationship with things, both in quantity and quality, as would be necessary under the conditions of ones own personality in that particular stage of evolution, with the purpose of helping oneself in the onward growth to a healthier condition of spiritual aspiration.

1.056 - Lack of Knowledge is the Cause of Suffering, #The Study and Practice of Yoga, #Swami Krishnananda, #Yoga
  These conditions are mentioned in this sutra, prasupta tanu vicchinna udrm (II.4), which enumerates the four conditions of the tendency of the individual towards objects. Prasupta is sleeping, or dormant; tanu is attenuated, or thinned out and weakened; vicchinna is interrupted; udara is fully manifest, or expressed. These conditions represent the activity of the tendencies of the individual, which are born of avidya, or ignorance. Ignorance of the nature of things means a complete obscuration of the knowledge of the ultimate character of ones true being. It is impossible in this state to know what ones Self really is, just as in dream one forgets ones wakeful condition wakeful state and status. If we are a well-placed dignitary in the waking condition, in dream we may be a mosquito or a fly, or we may be a nothing. We completely forget our status in the waking state due to a total transformation of the mind in dream. This is an illustration to give an idea of what ignorance of ones true nature is. We may be an emperor; we may be a president of our vast country, or a prime minister what does it matter? When we are in dream, we are something quite different. We are different to such an extent that we cannot have the least trace of the memory that we are something else in the waking state.
  Now, what happens in dream? This ignorance of what we really are does not simply keep quiet like that. We are not simply in a sleepy condition where we are completely oblivious of our true nature. There is a mischievous activity taking place simultaneously with this ignorance, and that is what is called the dream perceptions. Not only are we not allowed to know what we really are, but we are told that we are what we are not. This is a terrible type of brainwashing that is going on there, where we become stupid to the utmost, and become totally helpless. We become a tool of forces over which we can have absolutely no control. This is what happens to us in dream. We have forgotten what we really are, and are seeing something which is not there. Then we cling to it, run after it, believe in its reality and then cry for it, and get involved in it as if that is the only reality. So there is a tremendous vikshepa or projection, a violent rajasic activity taking place a tempestuous wind that blows in a wrong direction as a consequence of the dark clouds covering the light of knowledge. Thus avidya, or ignorance, which is the obscuration of the knowledge of our true nature, at the same time produces a counter-effect that is deleterious to the knowledge of our own being the perception of a wrong externality, as happens in dream.
  We know how fantastically and frantically we run about in dream for the purpose of fulfilment of the desires manifest in the dream mind and the avoidance of the pain that is also manifest there. The joys and sorrows, the loves and hatreds of the dream world become so real that the experiencing unit there gets involved in it, gets submerged into it and becomes one with it, which is the direct effect of the forgetfulness of what one really is in waking. This is exactly what has happened in the waking condition also. This so-called waking consciousness is similar to the dream condition as far as its structure and mode of operation is concerned. This external activity of the mind in waking life, this engagement of the mind in the objects of sense and this pursuit of pleasure and avoidance of pain in life are the consequences of the obscuration of the knowledge of what we really are. That is avidya.
  Avidy ketram uttare prasupta tanu vicchinna udrm (II.4). This sutra tells us that the obliteration of the knowledge of our essential nature, which is avidya, produces a false condition of individuality, asmita, which rushes forward outwardly for the purpose of contact with other individuals animate or inanimate. This is called desire. This desire is nothing but the urge of one individual to unite with another individual. This urge is what is referred to in this description of prasupta tanu vicchinna udrm. The urge for contact with other individuals is called desire, which has arisen on account of the perception of diversity born of the ignorance of the universality of things. This desire can be completely dormant in childhood, or when we are in the mothers womb, or when the body is dead, or when there is a comatose condition, or in the state of anaesthesia. In these conditions, the desire is dormant, but it is not destroyed. It is present, but not visible not manifest, not active. When it is impossible to fulfil the desire, then also it is dormant. We know that the desire cannot be manifest the conditions are not favourable at all and therefore, we push these desires inside and keep them inside as if they are not there. But, this is not the absence of desires; they remain in latent forms. This summarises the prasupta condition of a desire.

1.05 - Bhakti Yoga, #Amrita Gita, #Swami Sivananda Saraswati, #Hinduism
  6. In Supreme Love, the devotee forgets his self entirely. He has only thoughts of God.
  7. Para Bhakti and Jnana are one. Bhakti melts into wisdom in the end. Two have become one now.

1.05 - CHARITY, #The Perennial Philosophy, #Aldous Huxley, #Philosophy
  I have but one word to say to you concerning love for your neighbour, namely that nothing save humility can mould you to it; nothing but the consciousness of your own weakness can make you indulgent and pitiful to that of others. You will answer, I quite understand that humility should produce forbearance towards others, but how am I first to acquire humility? Two things combined will bring that about; you must never separate them. The first is contemplation of the deep gulf, whence Gods all-powerful hand has drawn you out, and over which he ever holds you, so to say, suspended. The second is the presence of that all-penetrating God. It is only in beholding and loving God. that we can learn forgetfulness of self, measure duly the nothingness which has dazzled us, and accustom ourselves thankfully to decrease beneath that great Majesty which absorbs all things. Love God and you will be humble; love God and you will throw off the love of self; love God and you will love all that He gives you to love for love of Him.
  Those men who in a special way regard Heaven as Father and have, as it were, a personal love for it, how much more should they love what is above Heaven as Father! Other men in a special way regard their rulers as better than themselves and they, as it were, personally die for them. How much more should they die for what is truer than a rulerl When the springs dry up, the fish are all together on dry land. They then moisten each other with their dampness and keep each other wet with their slime. But this is not to be compared with forgetting each other in a river or lake.
  Chuang Tzu

1.05 - Dharana, #Liber ABA, #Aleister Crowley, #Occultism
  11:We will suppose, then, that you have reached the stage when your average practice on one subject is about half an hour, and the average number of breaks between ten and twenty. One would suppose that this implied that during the periods between the breaks one was really concentrated, but this is not the case. The mind is flickering, although imperceptibly. However, there may be sufficient real steadiness even at this early stage to cause some very striking phenomena, of which the most marked is one which will possibly make you think that you have gone to sleep. Or, it may seem quite inexplicable, and in any case will disgust you with yourself. You will completely forget who you are, what you are, and what you are doing. A similar phenomenon sometimes happens when one is half awake in the morning, and one cannot think what town one is living in. The similarity of these two things is rather significant. It suggests that what is really happening is that you are waking up from the sleep which men call waking, the sleep whose dreams are life.
  12:There is another way to test one's progress in this practice, and that is by the character of the breaks.

1.05 - Morality and War, #Words Of The Mother III, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  But now our ardent prayer rises towards Thee. It is with Thy force and by Thy force that the victors have conquered. Grant that they do not forget it in their success and that they keep the promises which they have made to Thee in the hours of danger and anguish. They have taken Thy name to make war, may they not forget Thy grace when they have to make the peace.
  15 August 1945

1.05 - On the Love of God., #The Alchemy of Happiness, #Al-Ghazali, #Sufism
  The third test is that the remembrance of God should always remain fresh in a man's heart without effort, for what a man loves he constantly remembers, and if his love is perfect he never forgets it. It is possible, however, that, while the love of God does not take the first place in a man's heart, the love of the love of God may, for love is one thing and the love of love another.
  The fourth test is that he will love the Koran, which is the Word of God, and

1.05 - Pratyahara and Dharana, #Raja-Yoga, #Swami Vivkenanda, #unset
  Those who really want to be Yogis must give up, once for all, this nibbling at things. Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success, and this is the way great spiritual giants are produced. Others are mere talking machines. If we really want to be blessed, and make others blessed, we must go deeper. The first step is not to disturb the mind, not to associate with persons whose ideas are disturbing. All of you know that certain persons, certain places, certain foods, repel you. Avoid them; and those who want to go to the highest, must avoid all company, good or bad. Practise hard; whether you live or die does not matter. You have to plunge in and work, without thinking of the result. If you are brave enough, in six months you will be a perfect Yogi. But those who take up just a bit of it and a little of everything else make no progress. It is of no use simply to take a course of lessons. To those who are full of Tamas, ignorant and dull those whose minds never get fixed on any idea, who only crave for something to amuse them religion and philosophy are simply objects of entertainment. These are the unpersevering. They hear a talk, think it very nice, and then go home and forget all about it. To succeed, you must have tremendous perseverance, tremendous will. "I will drink the ocean," says the persevering soul, "at my will mountains will crumble up." Have that sort of energy, that sort of will, work hard, and you will reach the goal.
  previous chapter: 1.04 - The Control of Psychic Prana

1.05 - Problems of Modern Psycho therapy, #The Practice of Psycho therapy, #Carl Jung, #Psychology
  the tongue, suddenly forgetting names and dates, inadvertent clumsinessleading to injuries and accidents, misunderstandings and so-called
  hallucinations of memory, as when we think we have said something or

1.05 - The Creative Principle, #unset, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  When we speak of the evolutionary action with the idea that it excludes the act of creation it is because we forget to ask ourselves how that can appear which was not yet or at least was not in the form in which it now becomes, how from that which was can be born that which is, and how even the least transformation can take place without a veritable act of creation.
  But, on the other hand, when we speak of an act of the creator with the idea that it explains the evolutionary action, we forget first to ask ourselves how this creator himself could reach such a point or how he could have produced anything at all without there taking place a veritable fact of evolution.
  For in every act of creation, whatever otherwise may be its nature, there is always necessarily established that relation of antecedent and consequent which characterises the evolutionary action. The only difference is that in one case what appears derives from an antecedent more or less known and in the other from a principle of which we are ignorant, a reality without any visible relation with the phenomenon produced. The relation exists nevertheless between the two terms, whatever the first of them may be. All creation is a disguised evolution. What is creation? What is meant by this word suspected and equivocal by reason of the confusions to which it lends itself and the extent to which it has been, abused?
  Absolute, relative, these words return with an indefatigable monotony at the term of each view of the problem. For the problem, in whatever aspect we may envisage it, is precisely that of the relations between the Absolute and the relative. It cannot then be resolved by the simple affirmation of the eternal Being or of the eternal substance which are postulated by the various theories. It is not in the Absolute alone, under the form of person or thing, that we must seek for the principle of the relative, but in a sort of relation between the two, between that which is, if we may use the expression, most absolute in the relative and that which is most relative in the Absolute. This relation cannot, indeed, be one of dependence or causality. But nothing prevents us from conceiving it as allowing the pure spontaneities of the relative to find in the absolute realities their own possible conditions or, if you prefer, the pure possibilities of the Absolute to realise themselves as relative. Why should not the Absolute have the power of forgetting itself in the relative?
  These two abstract terms, which appear to us so irreducible, are in fact exclusive only from one point of view, that of our own relative conceptions. There can be no exclusion in the Absolute. And here appears as something essentially distinctive and specific that character of exclusive affirmation which is assumed by the very principle of existence.

1.05 - The Destiny of the Individual, #The Life Divine, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  9:But as in Thought, so in Life, the true rule of self-realisation is a progressive comprehension. Brahman expresses Itself in many successive forms of consciousness, successive in their relation even if coexistent in being or coeval in Time, and Life in its self-unfolding must also rise to ever-new provinces of its own being. But if in passing from one domain to another we renounce what has already been given us from eagerness for our new attainment, if in reaching the mental life we cast away or belittle the physical life which is our basis, or if we reject the mental and physical in our attraction to the spiritual, we do not fulfil God integrally, nor satisfy the conditions of His selfmanifestation. We do not become perfect, but only shift the field of our imperfection or at most attain a limited altitude. However high we may climb, even though it be to the Non-Being itself, we climb ill if we forget our base. Not to abandon the lower to itself, but to transfigure it in the light of the higher to which we have attained, is true divinity of nature. Brahman is integral and unifies many states of consciousness at a time; we also, manifesting the nature of Brahman, should become integral and all-embracing.
  10:Besides the recoil from the physical life, there is another exaggeration of the ascetic impulse which this ideal of an integral manifestation corrects. The nodus of Life is the relation between three general forms of consciousness, the individual, the universal and the transcendent or supracosmic. In the ordinary distribution of life's activities the individual regards himself as a separate being included in the universe and both as dependent upon that which transcends alike the universe and the individual. It is to this Transcendence that we give currently the name of God, who thus becomes to our conceptions not so much supracosmic as extra-cosmic. The belittling and degradation of both the individual and the universe is a natural consequence of this division: the cessation of both cosmos and individual by the attainment of the Transcendence would be logically its supreme conclusion.

1.05 - THE HOSTILE BROTHERS - ARCHETYPES OF RESPONSE TO THE UNKNOWN, #Maps of Meaning, #Jordan Peterson, #Psychology
  never to forget. But what is it that we are remembering? What is the lesson we are supposed to have
  learned? We dont know how the Holocaust came about dont know what it is that the people involved
  Pol Pots Cambodia ). Never forget means know thyself means recognize and understand that evil
  twin, that mortal enemy, who is part and parcel of every individual.
  West. We have not yet developed an explicit model of evil, that would allow us to forget, transcend, or
  otherwise dispense with this mythological representation. We rationalize our lack of such understanding by
  enables them to forget that all the advantages of their position are accidental, that not everyone can have
  a thousand women and palaces, as Solomon did; they forget that for every man with a thousand wives
  there are a thousand men without wives, that for every palace there are a thousand men who built it by
  abstract and philosophical, of course; it is also personal and immediate. Believers tend to forget that
  their God takes away everything that one cares about: possessions, comforts, success, profession or

1.05 - The Universe The 0 = 2 Equation, #Magick Without Tears, #Aleister Crowley, #Occultism
  D. We also tend to think of the Universe as containing things of which we are not aware; but this is altogether unjustifiable, although it is difficult to think at all without making some such assumption. For instance, one may come upon a new branch of knowledge say, histology or Hammurabi or the language of the Iroquois or the poems of the Hermaphrodite of Panormita. It seems to be there all ready waiting for us; we simply cannot believe that we are making it all up as we go along. For all that, it is sheer sophistry; we may merely be unfolding the contents of our own minds. Then again, does a thing cease to exist if we forget it? The answer is that one cannot be sure.
  Personally, I feel convinced of the existence of an Universe outside my own immediate awareness; but it is true, even so, that it does not exist for me unless and until it takes its place as part of my consciousness.

1.06 - Hymns of Parashara, #Hymns to the Mystic Fire, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  10. O Fire, mayst thou not forget22 ancient friendships, thou
  who art turned towards us as the knower and seer. As a

1.06 - MORTIFICATION, NON-ATTACHMENT, RIGHT LIVELIHOOD, #The Perennial Philosophy, #Aldous Huxley, #Philosophy
  It is by losing the egocentric life that we save the hitherto latent and undiscovered life which, in the spiritual part of our being, we share with the divine Ground. This new-found life is more abundant than the other, and of a different and higher kind. Its possession is liberation into the eternal, and liberation is beatitude. Necessarily so; for the Brahman, who is one with the Atman, is not only Being and Knowledge, but also Bliss, and, after Love and Peace, the final fruit of the Spirit is Joy. Mortification is painful, but that pain is one of the pre-conditions of blessedness. This fact of spiritual experience is sometimes obscured by the language in which it is described. Thus, when Christ says that the Kingdom of Heaven cannot be entered except by those who are as little children, we are apt to forget (so touching are the images evoked by the simple phrase) that a man cannot become childlike unless he chooses to undertake the most strenuous and searching course of self-denial. In practice the comm and to become as little children is identical with the comm and to lose ones life. As Traherne makes clear in the beautiful passage quoted in the section on God in the World, one cannot know created Nature in all its essentially sacred beauty, unless one first unlearns the dirty devices of adult humanity. Seen through the dung-coloured spectacles of self-interest, the universe looks singularly like a dung-heap; and as, through long wearing, the spectacles have grown on to the eyeballs, the process of cleansing the doors of perception is often, at any rate in the earlier stages of the spiritual life, painfully like a surgical operation. Later on, it is true, even self naughting may be suffused with the joy of the Spirit. On this point the following passage from the fourteenth-century Scale of Perfection is illuminating.
  Many a man hath the virtues of humility, patience and charity towards his neighbours, only in the reason and will, and hath no spiritual delight nor love in them; for ofttimes he feeleth grudging, heaviness and bitterness for to do them, but yet nevertheless he doth them, but tis only by stirring of reason for dread of God. This man hath these virtues in reason and will, but not the love of them in affection. But when, by the grace of Jesus and by ghostly and bodily exercise, reason is turned into light and will into love, then hath he virtues in affection; for he hath so gnawn on the bitter bark or shell of the nut that at length he hath broken it and now feeds on the kernel; that is to say, the virtues which were first heavy for to practise are now turned into a very delight and savour.
  Happy is the man who, by continually effacing all images and through introversion and the lifting up of his mind to God, at last forgets and leaves behind all such hindrances. For by such means only, he operates inwardly, with his naked, pure, simple intellect and affections, about the most pure and simple object, God. Therefore see that thy whole exercise about God within thee may depend wholly and only on that naked intellect, affection and will. For indeed, this exercise cannot be discharged by any bodily organ, or by the external senses, but only by that which constitutes the essence of manunderstanding and love. If, therefore, thou desirest a safe stair and short path to arrive at the end of true bliss, then, with an intent mind, earnestly desire and aspire after continual cleanness of heart and purity of mind. Add to this a constant calm and tranquillity of the senses, and a recollecting of the affections of the heart, continually fixing them above. Work to simplify the heart, that being immovable and at peace from any invading vain phantasms, thou mayest always stand fast in the Lord within thee, to that degree as if thy soul had already entered the always present now of eternity that is, the state of the deity. To mount to God is to enter into oneself. For he who so mounts and enters and goes above and beyond himself, he truly mounts up to God. The mind must then raise itself above itself and say, He who above all I need is above all I know. And so carried into the darkness of the mind, gathering itself into that all-sufficient good, it learns to stay at home and with its whole affection it cleaves and becomes habitually fixed in the supreme good within. Thus continue, until thou becomest immutable and dost arrive at that true life which is God Himself, perpetually, without any vicissitude of space or time, reposing in that inward quiet and secret mansion of the deity.
  Albertus Magnus (?)
  The third step is that, ceasing from a restless self-contemplation, the soul begins to dwell upon God instead, and by degrees forgets itself in Him. It becomes full of Him and ceases to feed upon self. Such a soul is not blinded to its own faults or indifferent to its own errors; it is more conscious of them than ever, and increased light shows them in plainer form, but this self-knowledge comes from God, and therefore it is not restless or uneasy.

1.06 - On Thought, #Words Of Long Ago, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  And little by little, if we persevere in our work of classification, we shall see order and light take up their abode in our minds. But we should never forget that this order is but confusion compared with the order that we must realise in the future, that this light is but darkness compared with the light that we shall be able to receive after some time.
  Life is in perpetual evolution; if we want to have a living mentality, we must progress unceasingly.


--- Overview of verb forget

The verb forget has 4 senses (first 3 from tagged texts)
1. (61) forget, bury ::: (dismiss from the mind; stop remembering; "I tried to bury these unpleasant memories")
2. (21) forget, block, blank out, draw a blank ::: (be unable to remember; "I'm drawing a blank"; "You are blocking the name of your first wife!")
3. (9) forget ::: (forget to do something; "Don't forget to call the chairman of the board to the meeting!")
4. forget, leave ::: (leave behind unintentionally; "I forgot my umbrella in the restaurant"; "I left my keys inside the car and locked the doors")

--- Grep of noun forget
cape forget-me-not
chinese forget-me-not
forget me drug
forgetful person
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   A leopard doesn't change his spots just because you bring him in from the jungle and try to housebreak him and turn him into a pet. He may learn to sheathe his claws in order to beg a few scraps off the dinner table, and you may teach him to be a beast of burden, but it doesn't pay to forget that he'll al ways be what he was born: a wild animal. -- George Lincoln Rockwell ::: Born: March 9, 1918; Died: August 25, 1967; Occupation: Political figure;\
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Godzilla and Mothra: The Battle for Earth(1992) - Basically a crewed remake of 1961's "Mothra" with Godzilla and Battra thrown into the mix, this movie is a rather forgettable kaiju film. That doesn't mean it isn't good, however.
Creator(1985) - Dr. Harry Wolper (Peter O'Toole) is an eccentric scientist who can't forget the wife he lost to childbirth 30 years ago. To assuage his heartache, he decides to clone his dead wife. Little does Wolper realize, however, that true love may be staring him in the face -- in the form of his lab assistant...
Divine Madness(1980) - Self-defined diva Bette Midler performs her take on comedy and perverse pop music in this unforgettable concert performance, filmed live at Pasadena's Civic Auditorium. Rotating between comic monologues and energetic musical numbers, DIVINE MADNESS proves why Midler has such a dedicated legion of fa...
Finding Dory(2016) - In the sequel to the movie that was once the single best-selling animated film of all time the friendly-but-forgetful blue tang decides to leave the Great Barrier Reef to find her long-lost family, but things take a turn for the worst when Dory is kidnapped and sent to an aquarium in Los Angeles. Br...
One Fine Day(1996) - Melanie Parker, an architect and mother of Sammy, and Jack Taylor, a newspaper columnist and father of Maggie, are both divorced. They meet one morning when overwhelmed Jack is left unexpectedly with Maggie and forgets that Melanie was to take her to school. As a result, both children miss their sch...
High Heels and Low Lifes(2001) - In this broad comedy from sometime comic actor Mel Smith, two women find themselves fleeing criminals. Minnie Driver stars as Shannon, a London nurse who finds her boyfriend Ray, a "sound sculptor", becoming increasingly dull and inattentive. When he forgets her birthday, she decides to hit the town...
Godzilla(2014) - The king of all monsters returns in this Warner Bros./Legendary Pictures production helmed by Gareth Edwards. As the story opens in Japan, we find dedicated nuclear power-plant manager Joe Brody so caught up in his work that he forgets it's his birthday. Sending his young son Ford off to school befo...
Pat And Mike(1952) - Pat's a brilliant athlete, except when her domineering fiance is around. The lady's golf championship is in her reach until she gets flustered by his presence at the final holes. He wants them to get married and forget the whole thing, but she can't give up on herself that easily. She enlists the he...
A Night in Heaven(1983) - The Florida heat is about to get hotter when community-college professor Faye Hanlon is gets a lesson she herself will never forget...especially when she's stuck with an emotionally depressed husband and a lot of sexual frustration. But when her visiting sister takes her on a girls' night out to a s...
Dude, Where's My Car?(2000) - Dude, Where's My Car? is a 2000 American stoner comedy film directed by Danny Leiner. The film stars Ashton Kutcher and Seann William Scott as two young men who find themselves wasted and forget where they parked thei