classes ::: things, concept, favorite, noun, qualifier,
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branches ::: grade, grades of
see also ::: degrees, ethics, evil, formations, form, Gods, good, grade, individual, karma, level, lines, morals, order, path, planes, powers, quality, rank, scale, score, sin, stages, the_Circle, types, worlds

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word class:noun
desc:A quality is the character of a power of conscious being; or we may say that the consciousness of being expressing what is in it makes the power it brings out recognisable by a native stamp on it which we call quality or character.
similar ::: rank, order, grade, quality, score

  quality of movements ::: morals?
  quality of thoughts ::: from mechanical "ughhh" seemingly fruitless repetition to imagination dressed beautiful potent rich heavenly things

  responsible action

  does grade imply an order?
  grades of movement ::: from ../../.. to productive to actualizing to transcending
2 - missing God
3 - working on main project

  grades of injunction ::: from masturbation to Savitri
  grades of spirit of action ::: from ill-will to mechanical to aspiring/longing to offering/surrendering
  grades of imagined conversation ::: from like wack negative thoughts to novel imagination (learning) to Inspired Imagination
  grades of definitions ::: most misunderstood, most partial, distorted, confused, reverse of truth, lowest to Highest, widest, deepest, most true, most inclusive, most good, Divine definition
  grades of states
  grades of work

  stages of concentration

there seems something off in seeking God and working on main project seem to be of a different scale aswell as potentially different grade. perhaps as needs they are only different grade/degree but it depends on definitions perhaps.


see also ::: karma, ethics, morals, sin, evil, good, planes
see also ::: the Circle
see also ::: quality, level, rank, order, grade, score, stages, degrees, worlds, planes, Gods
see also ::: scale, lines, types, form, formations, individual, path, powers

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Liber 185 - Being the Tasks of the Grades and their Oaths
select ::: Being, God, injunctions, media, place, powers, subjects,
favorite ::: cwsa, everyday, grade, mcw, memcards (table), project, project 0001, Savitri, the Temple of Sages, three js, whiteboard,
temp ::: consecration, experiments, knowledge, meditation, psychometrics, remember, responsibility, temp, the Bad, the God object, the Good, the most important, the Ring, the source of inspirations, the Stack, the Tarot, the Word, top priority, whiteboard,

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graded ::: arranged in a sequence of grades or ranks. :::

grades ::: stages or degrees in a process. :::

graded ::: imp. & p. p. --> of Grade

grade ::: n. --> A step or degree in any series, rank, quality, order; relative position or standing; as, grades of military rank; crimes of every grade; grades of flour.
The rate of ascent or descent; gradient; deviation from a level surface to an inclined plane; -- usually stated as so many feet per mile, or as one foot rise or fall in so many of horizontal distance; as, a heavy grade; a grade of twenty feet per mile, or of 1 in 264.

gradely ::: a. --> Decent; orderly. ::: adv. --> Decently; in order.

grader ::: n. --> One who grades, or that by means of which grading is done or facilitated.

graded ::: imp. & p. p. --> of Grade

grade ::: n. --> A step or degree in any series, rank, quality, order; relative position or standing; as, grades of military rank; crimes of every grade; grades of flour.
The rate of ascent or descent; gradient; deviation from a level surface to an inclined plane; -- usually stated as so many feet per mile, or as one foot rise or fall in so many of horizontal distance; as, a heavy grade; a grade of twenty feet per mile, or of 1 in 264.

gradely ::: a. --> Decent; orderly. ::: adv. --> Decently; in order.

grader ::: n. --> One who grades, or that by means of which grading is done or facilitated.

grade: A system of measuring angles where one degree is to 1/100 of a right angle.

Grade ::: In the process of initiation, especially in various esoteric orders, these are distinct levels that either require certain experiences to be had or rituals undertaken.

graded ::: arranged in a sequence of grades or ranks. :::

grades ::: stages or degrees in a process. :::

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1:Once in the vigil of a deathless gazeThese grades had marked her giant downward plunge,The wide and prone leap of a godhead's fall. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.01 - The World-Stair,
2:Ascending and descending twixt life’s polesThe seried kingdoms of the graded LawPlunged from the Everlasting into Time, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri The Yoga of the King,
3:The idea of organization is the first step, that of interpretation the second. The Master of the Temple, whose grade corresponds to Binah, is sworn to interpret every phenomenon as a particular dealing of God with his soul. ~ Aleister Crowley, Liber ABA Book 4,
4:It is impossible to lay down precise rules by which a man may attain to the knowledge and conversation of His Holy Guardian Angel; for that is the particular secret of each one of us; a secret not to be told or even divined by any other, whatever his grade. It is the Holy of Holies, whereof each man is his own High Priest, and none knoweth the Name of his brother's God, or the Rite that invokes Him. ~ Aleister Crowley, Liber ABA ,
5:But in the Rajayogic Samadhi there are different grades of status, - that in which the mind, though lost to outward objects, still muses, thinks, perceives in the world of thought, that in which the mind is still capable of primary thought-formations and that in which, all out-darting of the mind even within itself having ceased, the soul rises beyond thought into the silence of the Incommunicable and Ineffable. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga ,
6:It should never be forgotten for a single moment that the central and essential work of the Magician is the attainment of the Knowledge and Conversation of the Holy Guardian Angel. Once he has achieved this he must of course be left entirely in the hands of that Angel, who can be invariably and inevitably relied upon to lead him to the further great step-crossing of the Abyss and the attainment of the grade of Master of the Temple. ~ Aleister Crowley, Magic Without Tears ,
7:I,40: Who calls us Thelemites will do no wrong, if he look but close into the word. For there are therein Three Grades, the Hermit, and the Lover, and the man of Earth. Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.I,41: The word of Sin is Restriction. O man! refuse not thy wife, if she will! O lover, if thou wilt, depart! There is no bond that can unite the divided but love: all else is a curse. Accursed! Accursed be it to the aeons! ~ Aleister Crowley, The Book of the Law ,
8:On the exoteric side if necessary the mind should be trained by the study of any well-developed science, such as chemistry, or mathematics. The idea of organization is the first step, that of interpretation the second. The Master of the Temple, whose grade corresponds to Binah, is sworn to interpret every phenomenon as a particular dealing of God with his soul. {85} But even the beginner may attempt this practice with advantage. Either a fact fits in or it does not; if it does not, harmony is broken; and as the Universal harmony cannot be broken, the discord must be in the mind of the student, thus showing that he is not in tune with that Universal choir. Let him then puzzle out first the great facts, then the little; until one summer, when he is bald and lethargic after lunch, he understands and appreciates the existence of flies! ~ Aleister Crowley, Liber ABA Book 4,
9:The third operation in any magical ceremony is the oath or proclamation. The Magician, armed and ready, stands in the centre of the Circle, and strikes once upon the bell as if to call the attention of the Universe. He then declares who he is, reciting his magical history by the proclamation of the grades which he has attained, giving the signs and words of those grades. He then states the purpose of the ceremony, and proves that it is necessary to perform it and to succeed in its performance. He then takes an oath before the Lord of the Universe (not before the particular Lord whom he is invoking) as if to call Him to witness the act. He swears solemnly that he will perform it-that nothing shall prevent him from performing it-that he will not leave the operation until it is successfully performed-and once again he strikes upon the bell. Yet, having demonstrated himself in that position at once infinitely lofty and infinitely unimportant, the instrument of destiny, he balances this by the Confession, in which there is again an infinite exaltation harmonised with an infinite humility. He admits himself to be a weak human being humbly aspiring to something higher; a creature of circumstance utterly dependent-even for the breath of life-upon a series of fortunate accidents. ~ Aleister Crowley, Liber ABA ,
10:subtle ::: In Vedanta (Mandukya Upanishad and later teachings - e.g. Advaita - based on it) "subtle" is used to designate the "dream state" of consciousness, and in Advaita this also includes the Prana, Manas, and Vijnana koshas (= the vehicles of vital force, mind, and higher consciousness) re-interpreted from of the Taittiriya Upanishad.In Tibetan and Tantric Buddhism it refers to an intermediate grade between the "gross" and "very subtle" "minds" and "winds" (vayu = prana).The Sukshma Sthula or Subtle Body is one of the seven principles of man in Blavatskian Theosophy; it is also called the "astral body" (this has little similarity with the astral body of Out of Body experience, because it cannot move far from the gross physical vehicle, it seems to correspond to what Robert Monroe calls the "second body", and identified with the Double or KaIn Sant Mat / Radhasoami cosmology - the Anda (Cosmic Egg) / Sahans-dal Kanwal (Crown Chakra) is sometimes called the Subtle; hence Subtle = AstralThe term Subtle Physical is used somewhat generically by Sri Aurobindo (in Letters on Yoga) to refer to a wider reality behind the external physical.Ken Wilber uses the term Subtle to indicate the yogic and mystic holonic-evolutionary level intermediate between "Psychic" (in his series = Nature Mysticism) and "Causal" (=Realisation"); it includes many psychic and occult experiences and can be considered as pertaining to the Subtle as defined here (although it also includes other realities and experiences that might also be interpreted as "Inner Gross" - e.g. Kundalini as a classic example). ~ M Alan Kazlev, Kheper planes/subtle,
11:This is the real sense and drive of what we see as evolution: the multiplication and variation of forms is only the means of its process. Each gradation contains the possibility and the certainty of the grades beyond it: the emergence of more and more developed forms and powers points to more perfected forms and greater powers beyond them, and each emergence of consciousness and the conscious beings proper to it enables the rise to a greater consciousness beyond and the greater order of beings up to the ultimate godheads of which Nature is striving and is destined to show herself capable. Matter developed its organised forms until it became capable of embodying living organisms; then life rose from the subconscience of the plant into conscious animal formations and through them to the thinking life of man. Mind founded in life developed intellect, developed its types of knowledge and ignorance, truth and error till it reached the spiritual perception and illumination and now can see as in a glass dimly the possibility of supermind and a truthconscious existence. In this inevitable ascent the mind of Light is a gradation, an inevitable stage. As an evolving principle it will mark a stage in the human ascent and evolve a new type of human being; this development must carry in it an ascending gradation of its own powers and types of an ascending humanity which will embody more and more the turn towards spirituality, capacity for Light, a climb towards a divinised manhood and the divine life. In the birth of the mind of Light and its ascension into its own recognisable self and its true status and right province there must be, in the very nature of things as they are and very nature of the evolutionary process as it is at present, two stages. In the first, we can see the mind of Light gathering itself out of the Ignorance, assembling its constituent elements, building up its shapes and types, however imperfect at first, and pushing them towards perfection till it can cross the border of the Ignorance and appear in the Light, in its own Light. In the second stage we can see it developing itself in that greater natural light, taking its higher shapes and forms till it joins the supermind and lives as its subordinate portion or its delegate. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays In Philosophy And Yoga 5.08 - Supermind and Mind of Light,
12:The general characteristics and attributions of these Grades are indicated by their correspondences on the Tree of Life, as may be studied in detail in the Book 777. Student. -- His business is to acquire a general intellectual knowledge of all systems of attainment, as declared in the prescribed books. (See curriculum in Appendix I.) {231} Probationer. -- His principal business is to begin such practices as he my prefer, and to write a careful record of the same for one year. Neophyte. -- Has to acquire perfect control of the Astral Plane. Zelator. -- His main work is to achieve complete success in Asana and Pranayama. He also begins to study the formula of the Rosy Cross. Practicus. -- Is expected to complete his intellectual training, and in particular to study the Qabalah. Philosophus. -- Is expected to complete his moral training. He is tested in Devotion to the Order. Dominus Liminis. -- Is expected to show mastery of Pratyahara and Dharana. Adeptus (without). -- is expected to perform the Great Work and to attain the Knowledge and Conversation of the Holy Guardian Angel. Adeptus (within). -- Is admitted to the practice of the formula of the Rosy Cross on entering the College of the Holy Ghost. Adeptus (Major). -- Obtains a general mastery of practical Magick, though without comprehension. Adeptus (Exemptus). -- Completes in perfection all these matters. He then either ("a") becomes a Brother of the Left Hand Path or, ("b") is stripped of all his attainments and of himself as well, even of his Holy Guardian Angel, and becomes a babe of the Abyss, who, having transcended the Reason, does nothing but grow in the womb of its mother. It then finds itself a Magister Templi. -- (Master of the Temple): whose functions are fully described in Liber 418, as is this whole initiation from Adeptus Exemptus. See also "Aha!". His principal business is to tend his "garden" of disciples, and to obtain a perfect understanding of the Universe. He is a Master of Samadhi. {232} Magus. -- Attains to wisdom, declares his law (See Liber I, vel Magi) and is a Master of all Magick in its greatest and highest sense. Ipsissimus. -- Is beyond all this and beyond all comprehension of those of lower degrees. ~ Aleister Crowley, Liber ABA ,
13:root of the falsification and withdrawl of divine love ::: At every moment they are moved to take egoistic advantage of the psychic and spiritual influences and can be detected using the power, joy or light these bring into us for a lower life-motive. Afterwards too, even when the seeker has opened to the Divine Love transcendental, universal or immanent, yet if he tries to pour it into life, he meets the power of obscuration and perversion of these lower Nature-forces. Always they draw away towards pitfalls, pour into that higher intensity their diminishing elements, seek to capture the descending Power for themselves and their interests and degrade it into an aggrandised mental, vital or physical instrumentation for desire and ego. Instead of a Divine Love creator of a new heaven and a new earth of Truth and Light, they would hold it here prisoner as a tremendous sanction and glorifying force of sublimation to gild the mud of the old earth and colour with its rose and sapphire the old turbid unreal skies of sentimentalising vital imagination and mental idealised chimera. If that falsification is permitted, the higher Light and Power and Bliss withdraw, there is a fall back to a lower status; or else the realisation remains tied to an insecure half-way and mixture or is covered and even submerged by an inferior exaltation that is not the true Ananda. It is for this reason that Divine Love which is at the heart of all creation and the most powerful of all redeeming and creative forces has yet been the least frontally present in earthly life, the least successfully redemptive, the least creative. Human nature has been unable to bear it in its purity for the very reason that it is the most powerful, pure, rare and intense of all the divine energies; what little could be seized has been corrupted at once into a vital pietistic ardour, a defenceless religious or ethical sentimentalism, a sensuous or even sensual erotic mysticism of the roseate coloured mind or passionately turbid life-impulse and with these simulations compensated its inability to house the Mystic Flame that could rebuild the world with its tongues of sacrifice. It is only the inmost psychic being unveiled and emerging in its full power that can lead the pilgrim sacrifice unscathed through these ambushes and pitfalls; at each moment it catches, exposes, repels the mind's and the life's falsehoods, seizes hold on the truth of the Divine Love and Ananda and separates it from the excitement of the mind's ardours and the blind enthusiasms of the misleading life-force. But all things that are true at their core in mind and life and the physical being it extricates and takes with it in the journey till they stand on the heights, new in spirit and sublime in figure. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga The Ascent of the Sacrifice - 2,
14:There walled apart by its own innernessIn a mystical barrage of dynamic lightHe saw a lone immense high-curved world-pileErect like a mountain-chariot of the GodsMotionless under an inscrutable sky.As if from Matter's plinth and viewless baseTo a top as viewless, a carved sea of worldsClimbing with foam-maned waves to the SupremeAscended towards breadths immeasurable;It hoped to soar into the Ineffable's reign:A hundred levels raised it to the Unknown.So it towered up to heights intangibleAnd disappeared in the hushed conscious VastAs climbs a storeyed temple-tower to heavenBuilt by the aspiring soul of man to liveNear to his dream of the Invisible.Infinity calls to it as it dreams and climbs;Its spire touches the apex of the world;Mounting into great voiceless stillnessesIt marries the earth to screened eternities.Amid the many systems of the OneMade by an interpreting creative joyAlone it points us to our journey backOut of our long self-loss in Nature's deeps;Planted on earth it holds in it all realms:It is a brief compendium of the Vast.This was the single stair to being's goal.A summary of the stages of the spirit,Its copy of the cosmic hierarchiesRefashioned in our secret air of selfA subtle pattern of the universe.It is within, below, without, above.Acting upon this visible Nature's schemeIt wakens our earth-matter's heavy dozeTo think and feel and to react to joy;It models in us our diviner parts,Lifts mortal mind into a greater air,Makes yearn this life of flesh to intangible aims,Links the body's death with immortality's call:Out of the swoon of the InconscienceIt labours towards a superconscient Light.If earth were all and this were not in her,Thought could not be nor life-delight's response:Only material forms could then be her guestsDriven by an inanimate world-force.Earth by this golden superfluityBore thinking man and more than man shall bear;This higher scheme of being is our causeAnd holds the key to our ascending fate;It calls out of our dense mortalityThe conscious spirit nursed in Matter's house.The living symbol of these conscious planes,Its influences and godheads of the unseen,Its unthought logic of Reality's actsArisen from the unspoken truth in things,Have fixed our inner life's slow-scaled degrees.Its steps are paces of the soul's returnFrom the deep adventure of material birth,A ladder of delivering ascentAnd rungs that Nature climbs to deity.Once in the vigil of a deathless gazeThese grades had marked her giant downward plunge,The wide and prone leap of a godhead's fall.Our life is a holocaust of the Supreme.The great World-Mother by her sacrificeHas made her soul the body of our state;Accepting sorrow and unconsciousnessDivinity's lapse from its own splendours woveThe many-patterned ground of all we are.An idol of self is our mortality.Our earth is a fragment and a residue;Her power is packed with the stuff of greater worldsAnd steeped in their colour-lustres dimmed by her drowse;An atavism of higher births is hers,Her sleep is stirred by their buried memoriesRecalling the lost spheres from which they fell.Unsatisfied forces in her bosom move;They are partners of her greater growing fateAnd her return to immortality;They consent to share her doom of birth and death;They kindle partial gleams of the All and driveHer blind laborious spirit to composeA meagre image of the mighty Whole.The calm and luminous Intimacy within ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.01 - The World-Stair,
15:For instance, a popular game with California occultists-I do not know its inventor-involves a Magic Room, much like the Pleasure Dome discussed earlier except that this Magic Room contains an Omniscient Computer. To play this game, you simply "astrally project" into the Magic Room. Do not ask what "astral projection" means, and do not assume it is metaphysical (and therefore either impossible, if you are a materialist, or very difficult, if you are a mystic). Just assume this is a gedankenexperiment, a "mind game." Project yourself, in imagination, into this Magic Room and visualize vividly the Omniscient Computer, using the details you need to make such a super-information-processor real to your fantasy. You do not need any knowledge of programming to handle this astral computer. It exists early in the next century; you are getting to use it by a species of time-travel, if that metaphor is amusing and helpful to you. It is so built that it responds immediately to human brain-waves, "reading" them and decoding their meaning. (Crude prototypes of such computers already exist.) So, when you are in this magic room, you can ask this Computer anything, just by thinking of what you want to know. It will read your thought, and project into your brain, by a laser ray, the correct answer. There is one slight problem. The computer is very sensitive to all brain-waves. If you have any doubts, it registers them as negative commands, meaning "Do not answer my question." So, the way to use it is to start simply, with "easy" questions. Ask it to dig out of the archives the name of your second-grade teacher. (Almost everybody remembers the name of their first grade teacher-imprint vulnerability again-but that of the second grade teacher tends to get lost.) When the computer has dug out the name of your second grade teacher, try it on a harder question, but not one that is too hard. It is very easy to sabotage this machine, but you don't want to sabotage it during these experiments. You want to see how well it can be made to perform. It is wise to ask only one question at a time, since it requires concentration to keep this magic computer real on the field of your perception. Do not exhaust your capacities for imagination and visualization on your first trial runs. After a few trivial experiments of the second-grade-teacher variety, you can try more interesting programs. Take a person toward whom you have negative feelings, such as anger, disappointment, feeling-of-betrayal, jealousy or whatever interferes with the smooth, tranquil operation of your own bio-computer. Ask the Magic Computer to explain that other person to you; to translate you into their reality-tunnel long enough for you to understand how events seem to them. Especially, ask how you seem to them. This computer will do that job for you; but be prepared for some shocks which might be disagreeable at first. This super-brain can also perform exegesis on ideas that seem obscure, paradoxical or enigmatic to us. For instance, early experiments with this computer can very profitably turn on asking it to explain some of the propositions in this book which may seem inexplicable or perversely wrong-headed to you, such as "We are all greater artists than we realize" or "What the Thinker thinks, the Prover proves" or "mind and its contents are functionally identical." This computer is much more powerful and scientifically advanced than the rapture-machine in the neurosomatic circuit. It has total access to all the earlier, primitive circuits, and overrules any of them. That is, if you put a meta-programming instruction into this computer; it will relay it downward to the old circuits and cancel contradictory programs left over from the past. For instance, try feeding it on such meta-programming instructions as: 1. I am at cause over my body. 2. I am at cause over my imagination. 3.1 am at cause over my future. 4. My mind abounds with beauty and power. 5.1 like people, and people like me. Remember that this computer is only a few decades ahead of present technology, so it cannot "understand" your commands if you harbor any doubts about them. Doubts tell it not to perform. Work always from what you can believe in, extending the area of belief only as results encourage you to try for more dramatic transformations of your past reality-tunnels. This represents cybernetic consciousness; the programmer becoming self-programmer, self-metaprogrammer, meta-metaprogrammer, etc. Just as the emotional compulsions of the second circuit seem primitive, mechanical and, ultimately, silly to the neurosomatic consciousness, so, too, the reality maps of the third circuit become comic, relativistic, game-like to the metaprogrammer. "Whatever you say it is, it isn't, " Korzybski, the semanticist, repeated endlessly in his seminars, trying to make clear that third-circuit semantic maps are not the territories they represent; that we can always make maps of our maps, revisions of our revisions, meta-selves of our selves. "Neti, neti" (not that, not that), Hindu teachers traditionally say when asked what "God" is or what "Reality" is. Yogis, mathematicians and musicians seem more inclined to develop meta-programming consciousness than most of humanity. Korzybski even claimed that the use of mathematical scripts is an aid to developing this circuit, for as soon as you think of your mind as mind 1, and the mind which contemplates that mind as mind2 and the mind which contemplates mind2 contemplating mind 1 as mind3, you are well on your way to meta-programming awareness. Alice in Wonderland is a masterful guide to the metaprogramming circuit (written by one of the founders of mathematical logic) and Aleister Crowley soberly urged its study upon all students of yoga. ~ Robert Anton Wilson, Prometheus Rising ,
16:The Supermind [Supramental consciousness] is in its very essence a truth-consciousness, a consciousness always free from the Ignorance which is the foundation of our present natural or evolutionary existence and from which nature in us is trying to arrive at self-knowledge and world-knowledge and a right consciousness and the right use of our existence in the universe. The Supermind, because it is a truth-consciousness, has this knowledge inherent in it and this power of true existence; its course is straight and can go direct to its aim, its field is wide and can even be made illimitable. This is because its very nature is knowledge: it has not to acquire knowledge but possesses it in its own right; its steps are not from nescience or ignorance into some imperfect light, but from truth to greater truth, from right perception to deeper perception, from intuition to intuition, from illumination to utter and boundless luminousness, from growing widenesses to the utter vasts and to very infinitude. On its summits it possesses the divine omniscience and omnipotence, but even in an evolutionary movement of its own graded self-manifestation by which it would eventually reveal its own highest heights, it must be in its very nature essentially free from ignorance and error: it starts from truth and light and moves always in truth and light. As its knowledge is always true, so too its will is always true; it does not fumble in its handling of things or stumble in its paces. In the Supermind feeling and emotion do not depart from their truth, make no slips or mistakes, do not swerve from the right and the real, cannot misuse beauty and delight or twist away from a divine rectitude. In the Supermind sense cannot mislead or deviate into the grossnesses which are here its natural imperfections and the cause of reproach, distrust and misuse by our ignorance. Even an incomplete statement made by the Supermind is a truth leading to a further truth, its incomplete action a step towards completeness. All the life and action and leading of the Supermind is guarded in its very nature from the falsehoods and uncertainties that are our lot; it moves in safety towards its perfection. Once the truth-consciousness was established here on its own sure foundation, the evolution of divine life would be a progress in felicity, a march through light to Ananda. Supermind is an eternal reality of the divine Being and the divine Nature. In its own plane it already and always exists and possesses its own essential law of being; it has not to be created or to emerge or evolve into existence out of involution in Matter or out of non-existence, as it might seem to the view of mind which itself seems to its own view to have so emerged from life and Matter or to have evolved out of an involution in life and Matter. The nature of Supermind is always the same, a being of knowledge, proceeding from truth to truth, creating or rather manifesting what has to be manifested by the power of a pre-existent knowledge, not by hazard but by a self-existent destiny in the being itself, a necessity of the thing in itself and therefore inevitable. Its -manifestation of the divine life will also be inevitable; its own life on its own plane is divine and, if Supermind descends upon the earth, it will bring necessarily the divine life with it and establish it here. Supermind is the grade of existence beyond mind, life and Matter and, as mind, life and Matter have manifested on the earth, so too must Supermind in the inevitable course of things manifest in this world of Matter. In fact, a supermind is already here but it is involved, concealed behind this manifest mind, life and Matter and not yet acting overtly or in its own power: if it acts, it is through these inferior powers and modified by their characters and so not yet recognisable. It is only by the approach and arrival of the descending Supermind that it can be liberated upon earth and reveal itself in the action of our material, vital and mental parts so that these lower powers can become portions of a total divinised activity of our whole being: it is that that will bring to us a completely realised divinity or the divine life. It is indeed so that life and mind involved in Matter have realised themselves here; for only what is involved can evolve, otherwise there could be no emergence. The manifestation of a supramental truth-consciousness is therefore the capital reality that will make the divine life possible. It is when all the movements of thought, impulse and action are governed and directed by a self-existent and luminously automatic truth-consciousness and our whole nature comes to be constituted by it and made of its stuff that the life divine will be complete and absolute. Even as it is, in reality though not in the appearance of things, it is a secret self-existent knowledge and truth that is working to manifest itself in the creation here. The Divine is already there immanent within us, ourselves are that in our inmost reality and it is this reality that we have to manifest; it is that which constitutes the urge towards the divine living and makes necessary the creation of the life divine even in this material existence. A manifestation of the Supermind and its truth-consciousness is then inevitable; it must happen in this world sooner or lateR But it has two aspects, a descent from above, an ascent from below, a self-revelation of the Spirit, an evolution in Nature. The ascent is necessarily an effort, a working of Nature, an urge or nisus on her side to raise her lower parts by an evolutionary or revolutionary change, conversion or transformation into the divine reality and it may happen by a process and progress or by a rapid miracle. The descent or self-revelation of the Spirit is an act of the supreme Reality from above which makes the realisation possible and it can appear either as the divine aid which brings about the fulfilment of the progress and process or as the sanction of the miracle. Evolution, as we see it in this world, is a slow and difficult process and, indeed, needs usually ages to reach abiding results; but this is because it is in its nature an emergence from inconscient beginnings, a start from nescience and a working in the ignorance of natural beings by what seems to be an unconscious force. There can be, on the contrary, an evolution in the light and no longer in the darkness, in which the evolving being is a conscious participant and cooperator, and this is precisely what must take place here. Even in the effort and progress from the Ignorance to Knowledge this must be in part if not wholly the endeavour to be made on the heights of the nature, and it must be wholly that in the final movement towards the spiritual change, realisation, transformation. It must be still more so when there is a transition across the dividing line between the Ignorance and the Knowledge and the evolution is from knowledge to greater knowledge, from consciousness to greater consciousness, from being to greater being. There is then no longer any necessity for the slow pace of the ordinary evolution; there can be rapid conversion, quick transformation after transformation, what would seem to our normal present mind a succession of miracles. An evolution on the supramental levels could well be of that nature; it could be equally, if the being so chose, a more leisurely passage of one supramental state or condition of things to something beyond but still supramental, from level to divine level, a building up of divine gradations, a free growth to the supreme Supermind or beyond it to yet undreamed levels of being, consciousness and Ananda. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays In Philosophy And Yoga 558,
17:Can a Yogi attain to a state of consciousness in which he can know all things, answer all questions, relating even to abstruse scientific problems, such as, for example, the theory of relativity?Theoretically and in principle it is not impossible for a Yogi to know everything; all depends upon the Yogi. But there is knowledge and knowledge. The Yogi does not know in the way of the mind. He does not know everything in the sense that he has access to all possible information or because he contains all the facts of the universe in his mind or because his consciousness is a sort of miraculous encyclopaedia. He knows by his capacity for a containing or dynamic identity with things and persons and forces. Or he knows because he lives in a plane of consciousness or is in contact with a consciousness in which there is the truth and the knowledge. If you are in the true consciousness, the knowledge you have will also be of the truth. Then, too, you can know directly, by being one with what you know. If a problem is put before you, if you are asked what is to be done in a particular matter, you can then, by looking with enough attention and concentration, receive spontaneously the required knowledge and the true answer. It is not by any careful application of theory that you reach the knowledge or by working it out through a mental process. The scientific mind needs these methods to come to its conclusions. But the Yogi's knowledge is direct and immediate; it is not deductive. If an engineer has to find out the exact position for the building of an arch, the line of its curve and the size of its opening, he does it by calculation, collating and deducing from his information and data. But a Yogi needs none of these things; he looks, has the vision of the thing, sees that it is to be done in this way and not in another, and this seeing is his knowledge. Although it may be true in a general way and in a certain sense that a Yogi can know all things and can answer all questions from his own field of vision and consciousness, yet it does not follow that there are no questions whatever of any kind to which he would not or could not answer. A Yogi who has the direct knowledge, the knowledge of the true truth of things, would not care or perhaps would find it difficult to answer questions that belong entirely to the domain of human mental constructions. It may be, he could not or would not wish to solve problems and difficulties you might put to him which touch only the illusion of things and their appearances. The working of his knowledge is not in the mind. If you put him some silly mental query of that character, he probably would not answer. The very common conception that you can put any ignorant question to him as to some super-schoolmaster or demand from him any kind of information past, present or future and that he is bound to answer, is a foolish idea. It is as inept as the expectation from the spiritual man of feats and miracles that would satisfy the vulgar external mind and leave it gaping with wonder. Moreover, the term "Yogi" is very vague and wide. There are many types of Yogis, many lines or ranges of spiritual or occult endeavour and different heights of achievement, there are some whose powers do not extend beyond the mental level; there are others who have gone beyond it. Everything depends on the field or nature of their effort, the height to which they have arrived, the consciousness with which they have contact or into which they enter. Do not scientists go sometimes beyond the mental plane? It is said that Einstein found his theory of relativity not through any process of reasoning, but through some kind of sudden inspiration. Has that inspiration anything to do with the Supermind?The scientist who gets an inspiration revealing to him a new truth, receives it from the intuitive mind. The knowledge comes as a direct perception in the higher mental plane illumined by some other light still farther above. But all that has nothing to do with the action of Supermind and this higher mental level is far removed from the supramental plane. Men are too easily inclined to believe that they have climbed into regions quite divine when they have only gone above the average level. There are many stages between the ordinary human mind and the Supermind, many grades and many intervening planes. If an ordinary man were to get into direct contact even with one of these intermediate planes, he would be dazzled and blinded, would be crushed under the weight of the sense of immensity or would lose his balance; and yet it is not the Supermind. Behind the common idea that a Yogi can know all things and answer all questions is the actual fact that there is a plane in the mind where the memory of everything is stored and remains always in existence. All mental movements that belong to the life of the earth are memorised and registered in this plane. Those who are capable of going there and care to take the trouble, can read in it and learn anything they choose. But this region must not be mistaken for the supramental levels. And yet to reach even there you must be able to silence the movements of the material or physical mind; you must be able to leave aside all your sensations and put a stop to your ordinary mental movements, whatever they are; you must get out of the vital; you must become free from the slavery of the body. Then only you can enter into that region and see. But if you are sufficiently interested to make this effort, you can arrive there and read what is written in the earth's memory. Thus, if you go deep into silence, you can reach a level of consciousness on which it is not impossible for you to receive answers to all your questions. And if there is one who is consciously open to the plenary truth of the supermind, in constant contact with it, he can certainly answer any question that is worth an answer from the supramental Light. The queries put must come from some sense of the truth and reality behind things. There are many questions and much debated problems that are cobwebs woven of mere mental abstractions or move on the illusory surface of things. These do not pertain to real knowledge; they are a deformation of knowledge, their very substance is of the ignorance. Certainly the supramental knowledge may give an answer, its own answer, to the problems set by the mind's ignorance; but it is likely that it would not be at all satisfactory or perhaps even intelligible to those who ask from the mental level. You must not expect the supramental to work in the way of the mind or demand that the knowledge in truth should be capable of being pieced together with the half-knowledge in ignorance. The scheme of the mind is one thing, but Supermind is quite another and it would no longer be supramental if it adapted itself to the exigencies of the mental scheme. The two are incommensurable and cannot be put together. When the consciousness has attained to supramental joys, does it no longer take interest in the things of the mind?The supramental does not take interest in mental things in the same way as the mind. It takes its own interest in all the movements of the universe, but it is from a different point of view and with a different vision. The world presents to it an entirely different appearance; there is a reversal of outlook and everything is seen from there as other than what it seems to the mind and often even the opposite. Things have another meaning; their aspect, their motion and process, everything about them, are watched with other eyes. Everything here is followed by the supermind; the mind movements and not less the vital, the material movements, all the play of the universe have for it a very deep interest, but of another kind. It is about the same difference as that between the interest taken in a puppet-play by one who holds the strings and knows what the puppets are to do and the will that moves them and that they can do only what it moves them to do, and the interest taken by another who observes the play but sees only what is happening from moment to moment and knows nothing else. The one who follows the play and is outside its secret has a stronger, an eager and passionate interest in what will happen and he gives an excited attention to its unforeseen or dramatic events; the other, who holds the strings and moves the show, is unmoved and tranquil. There is a certain intensity of interest which comes from ignorance and is bound up with illusion, and that must disappear when you are out of the ignorance. The interest that human beings take in things founds itself on the illusion; if that were removed, they would have no interest at all in the play; they would find it dry and dull. That is why all this ignorance, all this illusion has lasted so long; it is because men like it, because they cling to it and its peculiar kind of appeal that it endures. ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1929-1931 93?

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1:Above my pay grade! ~ Dennis E Taylor
2:It’s an upgrade arms race. ~ Kevin Kelly
3:Empty words degrade language. ~ Toba Beta
4:I did plays in grade school. ~ Colin Hanks
5:Art degraded, Imagination denied. ~ William Blake
6:Don't buy upgrades, ride up grades. ~ Eddy Merckx
7:Hal remained a low-grade moron. ~ Arthur C Clarke
8:Degrade and ultimately destroy ISIL ~ Barack Obama
9:Se i mig en 96 graders venn. ~ Peter Wessel Zapffe
10:Whoever degrades another degrades me. ~ Walt Whitman
11:I'm an actor, so I love to be degraded! ~ Emmy Rossum
12:All paid jobs absorb and degrade the mind. ~ Aristotle
13:I never cared what kind of grade I got. ~ Shelby Foote
14:prison cell upgrade: $82 per night. ~ Michael J Sandel
15:The ninth grade. I went from 5'9 to 6'8. ~ Bubba Smith
16:Man is not made better by being degraded. ~ Dorothea Dix
17:Fail Grades POOR (P) DREADFUL (D) TROLL (T) ~ J K Rowling
18:My first dunk was actually in sixth grade. ~ Vince Carter
19:Humanity cannot be degraded by humiliation. ~ Edmund Burke
20:My soul rots and degrades more each passing day. ~ K Larsen
21:Far in foreign fields from Dunkirk to Belgrade ~ Thomas Davis
22:I knew school was stupid since the fifth grade. ~ Schoolboy Q
23:No one can degrade us except ourselves. ~ Booker T Washington
24:The Great Ass Hunt of Sixth Grade. Good times. ~ Adam Silvera
25:Cities degrade us by magnifying trifles. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
26:I was home schooled starting in seventh grade. ~ Austin Butler
27:I was slicking my hair back when I was in sixth grade. ~ G Eazy
28:Existential angst was far, far above her pay grade. ~ Emily Gould
29:The Sixth Grade Nickname Game, by Gordon Korman, ~ Donalyn Miller
30:ser agradecido conduce directamente a la felicidad. ~ Kristin Neff
31:Teško onima koji kao cijenu za džennetske nagrade nude lijenost! ~
32:There should be a course in the first grade on love. ~ Andy Warhol
33:The soul that is within me no man can degrade. ~ Frederick Douglass
34:To downgrade the human mind is bad theology. ~ Gilbert K Chesterton
35:a genius who constantly wants to upgrade his genius. ~ Carol S Dweck
36:Belgrade has kind of a Dublinesque, dear-dirty charm. ~ Rian Johnson
37:I don't like to degrade women, but I like pornography. ~ Lupe Fiasco
38:I'm stuck in 7th grade & I just keep getting let back ~ Mariah Carey
39:(Jessi is the only black student in the sixth grade), ~ Ann M Martin
40:of grades concerned (by type of use and for ISCED levels ~ Anonymous
41:...está muy cansada de sentirse agradecida con la gente. ~ Kelly Link
42:Most of us are degraded in one way or another. ~ Ethel Lilian Voynich
43:such as first-grader Vladimir’s sporting a wristwatch, ~ Masha Gessen
44:arsenals or downgrade the role of nuclear weapons in ~ Henry Kissinger
45:Civilization degrades the many to exalt the few. ~ Amos Bronson Alcott
46:Lo último que puede ser un hombre es malagradecido, ¿sabe? ~ Anonymous
47:true in eighth grade, when Gracie was in first grade. ~ Danielle Steel
48:You might think you see a lucky man who made the grade. ~ Billy Squier
49:Eighth grade is like Lord Of The Flies but with eyeliner. ~ Holly Brown
50:In fourth grade, I missed 82 days of school. Out of 160. ~ LeBron James
51:Nobody cared if you plagiarized in the third grade. All ~ Jonathan Janz
52:The more humanity advances, the more it is degraded. ~ Gustave Flaubert
53:I was obsessed with Agatha Christie in sixth grade. ~ Christopher Bollen
54:Todo lo que pensemos y agradezcamos es lo que atraeremos. ~ Rhonda Byrne
55:All that is human must retrograde if it does not advance. ~ Edward Gibbon
56:I started getting letters from college in the tenth grade. ~ James Worthy
57:I wrote my first piano piece when I was in 4th grade. ~ Abel Korzeniowski
58:Oh, it’s over my pay grade, is it?” Adam asked, storming over. ~ J D Horn
59:When I was in sixth grade, I wanted to become a priest. ~ Mike Krzyzewski
60:En amour il n'est pas de grade, comme dit la chanson. ~ Mario Vargas Llosa
61:É sempre tarde demais para pedir desculpas, mas eu agradeço. ~ Neil Gaiman
62:I enjoy writing for third and fourth graders most of all. ~ Beverly Cleary
63:the gap steadily grows over the second and third grades. ~ Steven D Levitt
64:I'm sure kids had masturbated by sixth grade. I had for sure. ~ Jen Kirkman
65:It is not true that sex degrades women... if it is any good. ~ Steve Coogan
66:The camera may do justice to laughter, but must degrade sorrow. ~ W H Auden
68:One degrades oneself sometimes in the effort not to be lonely. ~ John Fowles
69:Problems never stop; they merely get exchanged and/or upgraded ~ Mark Manson
70:si eres agradecido, se te dará más, ¡y tendrás en abundancia! ~ Rhonda Byrne
71:Armata Romana a întors armele la 360 grade împotriva fascismului. ~ Anonymous
72:I applied for the University of Life. Didn't get the grades. ~ David Nicholls
73:I’m not a baby, Aunt Rose. I’m gonna be a first grader. ~ Denise Grover Swank
74:I’ve been in love with Nate Riley since the seventh grade. ~ Samantha Christy
75:Music is part of us, and either ennobles or degrades our behavior. ~ Boethius
76:Only those who progress, persist; those who retrograde, die. ~ John A Widtsoe
77:Problems never stop; they merely get exchanged and/or upgraded. ~ Mark Manson
78:Congress is like first grade, only not as well behaved. ~ Sean Patrick Maloney
79:exam had absolutely no effect on the distribution of letter grades. ~ Anonymous
80:In seventh grade, false feelings and false faces are the rule. ~ Samantha Abeel
81:I ran for ninth grade class president. Came in a close second. ~ Kristin Lehman
82:it smells like grade school—boredom, paste, Lysoled vomit. I ~ Kathryn Stockett
83:You’ve got pharmaceutical-grade beauty, the cocaine of good looks. ~ Ted Chiang
84:Does a PB&J count as dinner?” “If you’re in the third grade. ~ Tamra Baumann
85:I played tournament chess from fifth grade up into high school. ~ Chris Hardwick
86:I started trying to write when I was in second or third grade. ~ Margaret Haddix
87:Whatever debases the intelligence degrades the entire human being. ~ Simone Weil
88:My name is George Smoot III, and I AM smarter than a fifth-grader. ~ George Smoot
89:My nickname in grade school was salamander because I have a lazy eye ~ Thom Yorke
90:Ophelia was bonkers, right? And Juliet was what, a sixth-grader? ~ Rainbow Rowell
92:Why do they wait until sixth grade when you already know everything? ~ Judy Blume
93:You wouldn’t know it by looking, but I had no teeth in first grade. ~ Kevin Jonas
94:I married way out of my pay grade. I have no idea how that happened. ~ Chris Pratt
95:I was obsessed. I wouldn't quit. My grades suffered. I didn't care. ~ Ernest Cline
96:Just like you can buy grades of silk, you can buy grades of justice. ~ Ray Charles
97:Money degrades all the gods of man and converts them into commodities. ~ Karl Marx
98:No woman can become or remain degraded without all women suffering. ~ Emily Murphy
99:Your love is weapons grade This isn’t resistance It’s a suicide attack ~ Anonymous
100:I don't like heights. This is why I stopped growing at fifth grade. ~ Billy Crystal
101:no man can expect his children to respect what he degrades.' 'Ha, ~ Charles Dickens
102:This is not a war, this is a test of how far man can be degraded ~ Sebastian Faulks
103:We upgrade URZ to a Buy; we see an entry opportunity with investors. ~ David Talbot
104:All the math you need in the stock market you get in the fourth grade. ~ Peter Lynch
105:Franklin was prone to overheating on steep grades. Joe was glad ~ Daniel James Brown
106:Grades are a subjective rating masquerading as an objective evaluation. ~ Alfie Kohn
107:I have been playing since the third grade. It just makes me happy. ~ David Wilkerson
108:Me diste un para siempre dentro de los días numerados y estoy agradecida ~ Anonymous
109:My dad has had a rare form of leukemia since I was in about 7th grade. ~ Tom DeLonge
110:porque cuando te sientes agradecido, todos sabemos que no hay ira. ~ Timothy Ferriss
111:Armed groups first degrade a political order, and then transform it. ~ Timothy Snyder
112:Cruelty hardens and degrades, kindness reforms and ennobles. ~ Robert Green Ingersoll
113:I just look at it as ‘What grades do I need to get where I want to go? ~ Ashlee Vance
114:I started out as a Cold Warrior, even my last years in grade school. ~ Alexander Haig
115:Language instruction should start in the first grade. Writing, also. ~ Nikki Giovanni
116:Ninth graders with machine guns: its hard to make that a happy story. ~ Michael Grant
117:There's no such thing as a good idea when you're in seventh grade. ~ Becky Albertalli
118:Charity degrades those who receive it and hardens those who dispense it. ~ George Sand
119:I condemn no one. Judging the hearts of others is way above my pay grade. ~ Tim LaHaye
120:I will permit no man to narrow and degrade my soul by making me hate him. ~ Zig Ziglar
121:Servitude degrades people to such a point that they come to like it. ~ Luc de Clapiers
122:You didn't happen to install Windows when you upgraded me, did you? ~ Kelly McCullough
123:Enjoying life is far superior to being graded on your performance in life. ~ Wayne Dyer
124:If you would rise, shun luxury, for luxury lowers and degrades. ~ Saint John Chrysostom
125:I swear, Tiff, if my ass made good grades, you'd want to date my ass. ~ Jennifer Echols
126:Ivy saw a sixth-grader wearing a baby tee that said, I WANNA GOTH TWIN. ~ Sienna Mercer
127:Las semillas de desánimo no pueden echar raíces en un corazón agradecido. ~ Joel Osteen
128:La vita è molto più gradevole se non si passa tutto il tempo a pensare. ~ David Eddings
129:Problems never stop; they merely get exchanged and/or upgraded. Happiness ~ Mark Manson
130:He worked in Interim Reports, before being upgraded to Annual Reports. ~ Shirley Hazzard
131:I doubt trees are ever told to 'be the screwed-up ninth-grader.' ~ Laurie Halse Anderson
132:Leadership is like third grade: it means repeating the significant things. ~ Max De Pree
133:You see, I went to the sixth grade and that was the highest I ever went. ~ Gregory Corso
134:Enjoying life is far superior to being graded on your performance in life. ~ Wayne W Dyer
135:People who say no to upgrades will end up in caravan parks and wild places. ~ J M Ledgard
136:Perv—I’ve gotten upgraded from stalker.' Wasn’t he the eternal optimist? ~ Laura Thalassa
137:The honours system gets to grade people. Graded grains make finer rice. ~ Richard Mottram
138:The man was an alien, but he was also in control of my bio grade. ~ Jennifer L Armentrout
139:How much sinning could you actually have done at a second-grade level? ~ Bruce Springsteen
140:I was at a public school until I was in sixth grade when I moved to New York. ~ Sami Gayle
141:The working classes may be injuriously degraded and oppressed in three ways: ~ Robert Owen
142:when did Anakin's Jedi teachers know he was going bad? In the Sith grade. ~ Mariana Zapata
143:When red-headed people are above a certain social grade their hair is auburn. ~ Mark Twain
144:And I thought to myself, 'I haven't had a Schlitz since the third grade! ~ Robert Earl Keen
145:Education is a method whereby one acquires a higher grade of prejudices. ~ Laurence J Peter
146:I grew up taking piano lessons and liking Wagner when I was in second grade. ~ Tom Verlaine
147:I wrote my first story in second grade, and was trying novel-length by sixth. ~ Brian Hodge
148:People degrade themselves in order to make machines seem smart all the time. ~ Jaron Lanier
149:The low-grade plagiarism of popularity will never lead you to true contentment. ~ T D Jakes
150:A religion can no more afford to degrade its Devil than to degrade its God. ~ Havelock Ellis
151:I abhor grades - if a child does his best, that's all that should be asked. ~ Richard Dawson
152:I kicked a boy in the shins in second grade for making fun of my father. ~ Stephanie McMahon
153:ninth graders with machine guns’ isn’t exactly followed by ‘have a nice day. ~ Michael Grant
154:Percy can pass seventh grade. Waffles can be blue. Little miracles like that. ~ Rick Riordan
155:You may have a silver medal, but I was the top scorer on my second grade team. ~ Leslea Wahl
156:Before the eighth grade, I probably went to seven or eight different schools. ~ Jeremy London
157:Fear unmans us. Fear degrades us. Fostering less fear—that’s your job and mine. ~ Philip Roth
158:I failed public speaking in grade school, 'cause I was so nervous and scared. ~ Gary Clark Jr
159:Make good grades the by-product of success in your class, not the central goal. ~ Eric Jensen
160:Stop worrying about someone else's feelings for once and worry about your grade. ~ Kasie West
161:The civility of no race can be perfect whilst another race is degraded. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
162:A eso me refería cuando le quería agradecer lo que ha hecho por mí en estos años.» ~ Anonymous
163:Do you ever tell the truth?"

"Once. In fourth grade. It was overrated. ~ Gemma Halliday
164:meditation was now increasingly being viewed as a software upgrade for the brain. ~ Dan Harris
165:There are no grades of vanity; there are only grades of ability in concealing it. ~ Mark Twain
166:Those who don't remember the past are condemned to repeat the eleventh grade. ~ James W Loewen
167:When art becomes merely shock value, our sense of humanity is slowly degraded. ~ Roger Scruton
168:When the will loves anything that is below it in dignity, it degrades itself. ~ Fulton J Sheen
169:If you thought eighth grade was tough, try it with fangs and a fear of garlic. ~ Heather Brewer
170:No creature can attain a higher grade of nature without ceasing to exist. ~ Ananda Coomaraswamy
171:The 9th grade was the best three years of my life. I was benching 85 lbs, drug free! ~ Dan John
172:All of us learn to write in the second grade. Most of us go on to greater things. ~ Bobby Knight
173:Hunter Dawson - annoyingly attractive. Downgraded for having an awful personality. ~ Audrey Bell
174:I went to a public school through sixth grade, and being good at tests wasn't cool. ~ Bill Gates
175:Man need not be degraded to a machine by being denied to be a ghost in a machine. ~ Gilbert Ryle
176:Of the two, I prefer those who render vice lovable to those who degrade virtue. ~ Joseph Joubert
177:She wore a pendent - a glittering D - possibly her initial, or her grade average. ~ Rick Riordan
178:When I was in fourth grade I was drawing Jordans when my mama couldn't afford them. ~ Kanye West
179:I've known Woody Weatherman since fifth grade and I'm 46 so that's a long time man. ~ Reed Mullin
180:My meaning is, that no man can expect his children to respect what he degrades. ~ Charles Dickens
181:over protective? a butler in a grade- B movie? someones jewish mother? you got it ~ Margaret Weis
182:Sir, I didn't deserve the grade you gave me on this test. Do you know a lower one? ~ Milton Berle
183:The world is weary of statesmen whom democracy has degraded into politicians. ~ Benjamin Disraeli
184:They say be a good girl, get good grades, be popular. They know nothing about me. ~ Katie McGarry
185:Belgrade is the ugliest city in the world in the most beautiful place in the world. ~ Le Corbusier
186:Grades don't measure anything other than your relevant obedience to a manager. ~ John Taylor Gatto
187:If we have power to degrade an entire society, then we also have the power to uplift it. ~ KRS One
188:If you think I'm annoying and preachy now, you should have known me in grade school. ~ Dave Eggers
189:In real life, women dont enjoy being degraded and treated like objects/receptacles. ~ Jackson Katz
190:It is not suffering as such that is most deeply feared but suffering that degrades. ~ Susan Sontag
191:O mais belo altar – dizia – é a alma de um infeliz que agradece a Deus um benefício. ~ Victor Hugo
192:The soothsayer shrugged, flustering her bat. “Some details are above your feygrade. ~ Kresley Cole
193:Advertising degrades the people it appeals to; it deprives them of their will to choose. ~ C P Snow
194:By the time I was in the fourth grade, I sounded exactly like my father on the phone. ~ Dick Cavett
195:Every child has a right to go to high school and end up with a third grade education. ~ Pat Paulsen
196:Ignore those that make you fearful and sad, that degrade you back towards disease and death. ~ Rumi
197:In death, you get upgraded into a saint no matter how much people hated you in life. ~ Sarah Vowell
198:I wasn't a great student. Just give me a school with no grades, and I'll be happy. ~ Alison Elliott
199:Now she felt as if she were dully humming with an unpleasant, low-grade drunkenness. ~ Meg Wolitzer
200:Students work to get good grades even when they have no interest in their studies. ~ Barry Schwartz
201:The last generation's worst fears became the next one's B-grade entertainment. ~ Barbara Kingsolver
202:To get rid of predestination we have been willing to degrade our God into a godling. ~ B B Warfield
203:We're going to achieve our goal. We are going to degrade and ultimately defeat ISIL. ~ Barack Obama
204:What a degraded cosmos. What a case of something starting out nice and going bad. ~ George Saunders
205:a guy I was friends with in grade school, back before I had good taste in people. ~ Karen McQuestion
206:I quit high school the first day of 10th grade because I felt like I was wasting time. ~ Bam Margera
207:I think generally I'm a pretty good person if I had to grade myself. Or toot my own horn. ~ Kid Rock
208:I was a paper boy, beginning the summer between my fourth-grade and fifth-grade years. ~ David Boies
209:Lo peor de todo era que Karris realmente se sentía agradecida. Un poco. Hijo de perra. ~ Brent Weeks
210:And the Austrian army, awfully arrayed, boldly, by battery, besieged Belgrade. ~ Patrick Leigh Fermor
211:... generally speaking there can be no high-grade obligations of a weak enterprise. ~ Benjamin Graham
212:Grades dilute the pleasure that a student experiences on successfully completing a task. ~ Alfie Kohn
213:I did one pageant in sixth grade, and I loved it! I loved the dresses and the big hair. ~ Molly Quinn
214:In September of 2014, Mokhtar became the world’s first Arab Q grader of arabica coffee, ~ Dave Eggers
215:My mother had been a grade-school teacher, and my father had an eighth-grade education. ~ Gordon Bell
216:There is only one way to degrade mankind permanently and that is to destroy language. ~ Northrop Frye
217:There's a number of hip-hop artists who are highly talented but politically retrograde. ~ Cornel West
218:You might be a redneck if you missed 5th grade graduation because you had jury duty. ~ Jeff Foxworthy
219:A mother's yearning feels the presence of the cherished child even in the degraded man. ~ George Eliot
220:I changed my name from Gail to Gayle in seventh grade because I liked to make a loopy 'y. ~ Gayle King
221:If life were one long grade school, women would be the undisputed rulers of the world. ~ Carol S Dweck
222:I kind of fell into acting, but I have sung and trained since I was in the eighth grade. ~ Tia Carrere
223:Mercury in retrograde? More like I’m permanently insane no matter what the fuck Mercury does ~ Tao Lin
224:only 28% of 12th graders in 2015 attended services once a week, down from 40% in 1976. ~ Jean M Twenge
225:Schooling after the second grade plays only a minor role in creating or reducing gaps. ~ James Heckman
226:Yo, I failed ninth grade three times, but I don't think it was necessarily 'cause I'm stupid. ~ Eminem
227:Corollary to Moore’s Law: every ten years, collective wisdom degrades by half.* ~ Nassim Nicholas Taleb
228:Her goal is always deep understanding of a given topic, not merely getting a good grade. ~ Maria Semple
229:I had a very wise mother. She always kept books that were my grade level in our house. ~ Beverly Cleary
230:It was always cheaper to build a new 33-MegaLith circle than upgrade an old slow one. ~ Terry Pratchett
231:I was born in Everett; I went through grade school in Everett, high school in Seattle. ~ Dorothy Malone
232:I was too worried about the grades and I should have been more worried about learning. ~ Michelle Obama
233:Nothing degrades a man do more than the allowed stoop so low as to hate someone ~ Martin Luther King Jr
234:Seventh graders jumped onto the backs of FBI agents. Seniors squared off against the CIA. ~ Ally Carter
235:Guilt once harbored in the conscious breast, intimidates the brave, degrades the great. ~ Samuel Johnson
236:I'm a huge fan of Billy Idol. I spiked my hair every day like him in 7th and 8th grade. ~ Dierks Bentley
237:I remember in the fifth grade my dad would take me to Manhattan to shop for clothes. ~ Theophilus London
238:Love to every human being however degraded who bears the impress of the Divine image. ~ Michelle DeRusha
239:Pero, Gus, amor mío, no pueddo expresar lo mucho que te agradezco nuestro pequeño infinito. ~ John Green
240:Seventh grade had a full complement of creeps, weirdos, future criminals, and nerds. ~ Caroline B Cooney
241:Think of writing on a consistent basis as something that you get a pass/fail grade on. ~ Monica Leonelle
242:Whoever degrades another degrades me, And whatever is done or said returns at last to me. ~ Walt Whitman
243:Anger is like an intoxicant; it reduces man and degrades him to the level of an animal. ~ Sathya Sai Baba
244:Experience, they say, is the best teacher, but we get the grade first and the lesson later. ~ Ann Landers
245:He felt useless and degraded, as if he no longer lived for others but for himself alone. ~ Bernard Werber
246:In the big picture, life is not about grades. Life is about what you choose to study. ~ Robert T Kiyosaki
247:I was in like nine schools by ninth grade, so I moved a ton of times when I was younger. ~ Jessica Stroup
248:the first signs of emerging problems are at around the seventh grade, when they are almost 13 ~ Anonymous
249:When somebody turned me on to a Coltrane record around seventh grade, I took up saxophone. ~ Tom Verlaine
250:You have degraded what should have been a course of lectures into a series of tales. ~ Arthur Conan Doyle
251:A Gallagher Girl's real grades don’t come in pass or fail—they're measured in life or death. ~ Ally Carter
252:As a Christian, my main concern is not to downgrade others’ beliefs but to examine my own. ~ Philip Yancey
253:Basketball was not my main sport in grade school, or even the first year of high school. ~ Mike Krzyzewski
254:I have never been jealous. Not even when my dad finished fifth grade a year before I did. ~ Jeff Foxworthy
255:Military-grade laser,” Conti said. “Very powerful, yet more precise than a jeweler’s file. ~ Lincoln Child
256:The trade of critic, in literature, music, and the drama, is the most degraded of all trades. ~ Mark Twain
257:We never graduate from first grade. Over and over, we have to go back to the beginning. ~ Natalie Goldberg
258:You don't have to be smart to get good grades, you just have to do what they tell you ~ Richard Paul Evans
259:I have a lot of memories of Falls Church. I went to grade school in Madison Elementary School. ~ Jim Fowler
260:I moved in fourth grade in the middle of the school year, and I was the new kid in school. ~ Michael Steger
261:In what grade do we stop believing in ourselves? In what grade do we stop believing, period? ~ Chris Colfer
262:I was involved with drama departments since the 5th grade. I played at it. It was an escape. ~ Adam Baldwin
263:I wish I was back in the sixth grade. I was important there. I’m nothing here. I’m a turd. ~ Jerry Spinelli
264:Nothing diminishes and degrades a human being more than the knowledge of being unloved. ~ Hjalmar S derberg
265:And It's not entirely true that I've never been in love. I had a pet gerbil in first grade.... ~ Rachel Cohn
266:Don't downgrade your dream to match your reality. Upgrade your faith to match your destiny. ~ DeVon Franklin
267:I cannot say that I was a particularly diligent student, especially during the lower grades. ~ Koichi Tanaka
268:I've been recording myself since grade 10. Back then, it was just really crappy rock stuff. ~ Ryan Hemsworth
269:I've only been in one fight in my whole life... in 7th grade, yet everyone thinks I'm a maniac. ~ Ray Liotta
270:Second-grader brings gun to school. Jesus, what ever happened to just sticking out your tongue? ~ Tim Dorsey
271:There are three classes of men; the retrograde, the stationary and the progressive. ~ Johann Kaspar Lavater
272:To be calm becomes a kind of revolutionary act. To be happy with your own nonupgraded existence. ~ Matt Haig
273:We class schools into four grades: leading school, first-rate school, good school and school. ~ Evelyn Waugh
274:You know he's full of crap, right?" Chas spoke up.
"Grade A, gourmet crap," Coalhouse agreed. ~ Lia Habel
275:A school without grades must have been concocted by someone who was drunk on non-alcoholic wine. ~ Karl Kraus
276:I was in high school, trying to get out of high school. The only thing slowing me up was grades. ~ Levon Helm
277:My big break was back in the third grade playing the third monkey in 'Horton Hears a Who. ~ Sebastian Arcelus
278:There are two ways to become famous. Degrade yourself or have talent. The first way is easier. ~ Gary Janetti
279:In the best classrooms, grades are only one of many types of feedback provided to students. ~ Douglas B Reeves
280:The living world is not a single array... connected by unbroken series of intergrades. ~ Theodosius Dobzhansky
281:If your mom was here, she would flip her top over your grades."
"Flip her lid," I muttered. ~ Gena Showalter
282:It gets easier once you’re no longer graded, once you have to assess your actions for yourself. ~ Joanna Rakoff
283:I think it would be frankly a retrograde thing for Pauline Hanson to be elected to the Senate. ~ George Brandis
284:It’s not even 8:00 a.m., and I’ve already had my trombone stolen. I fucking hate seventh grade. ~ Kenny Porpora
285:It's unfortunate that sometimes in schools, there's this need to have things quantified and graded. ~ Rita Dove
286:Let me give you some advice: make friends with a millionaire when he's a friendless sixth-grader. ~ Robin Sloan
287:Life is like a school; one can learn, one can graduate, one can skip a grade or stay behind. ~ Elizabeth Lesser
288:Lila appeared in my life in first grade and immediately impressed me because she was very bad. ~ Elena Ferrante
289:Be critical. Women have the right to say: This is surface, this falsifies reality, this degrades. ~ Tillie Olsen
290:Forces of Destruction: grades in school, merit system, incentive pay, business plans, quotas. ~ W Edwards Deming
291:I’d upgraded my memory’s software, but my hardware seemed to have remained fundamentally unchanged ~ Joshua Foer
292:In first grade, I told my friends I had a third story in my house filled with jewels and lions. ~ Kendall Jenner
293:One good thing about New York is that most people function daily while in a low-grade depression. ~ Mindy Kaling
294:As soon as beauty is sought not from religion and love, but for pleasure, it degrades the seeker. ~ Annie Dillard
295:It is in vain to look for the elevation of woman so long as she is degraded in marriage. ~ Elizabeth Cady Stanton
296:All I know is, as long as I led the Southeastern Conference in scoring, my grades would be fine. ~ Charles Barkley
297:It proclaimed that ahead of Vimes was a ding-a-ling so big he’d been upgraded to a clang-a-lang. ~ Terry Pratchett
298:My first Macintosh was a 128k machine which I upgraded to 512k the minute it became possible. ~ Buffy Sainte Marie
299:The second I learned to read in first grade, when I was 5, I preferred it to life. And I still do. ~ Fran Lebowitz
300:We believe Slobodan Milosevic must be buried in his country, in Belgrade, at the Alley of Great Men. ~ Ivica Dacic
301:As the rich consume more and more, they are clearly not going to want to downgrade their own status. ~ Susan George
302:I was in seventh grade, and getting a part in Full House was huge. It opened so many doors for me. ~ Marla Sokoloff
303:Many organizations have put off critical upgrades or new projects to make sure ICD-10 was survivable. ~ Dick Taylor
304:Mrs. Hayes looked decades behind her God-given years, too. The whole family was investment-grade. ~ Gary Shteyngart
305:Pam described herself as the person in fifth grade who got left behind when her friends got popular. ~ Brad Meltzer
306:Si alguien hiere nuestros sentimientos, deberíamos devolverles una sonrisa de agradecimiento. ~ Swami Satchidananda
307:The aim of a joke is not to degrade the human being, but to remind him that he is already degraded. ~ George Orwell
308:The clearest version of vision, backed by the purest grade of greed is a ripen file of failure. ~ Israelmore Ayivor
309:U suštini, odmaranje na ovom svijetu nije ništa drugo do nemar u utrci za postizanje što veće nagrade na ahiretu. ~
310:At thirteen I began modeling, doing my first television commercial in ninth grade for Pizza Hut. ~ Donna Rice Hughes
311:I only went to the third grade because my father only went to the fourth and I didn't want to pass him. ~ Dizzy Dean
312:I started to explore computers on my own and first used one at the age of 6, when I was in first grade. ~ Arfa Karim
313:Per això m'agrades. […] Estàs tan ocupada sent tu que no tens ni idea de com ets de totalment insòlita. ~ John Green
314:I dress and eat like a fifth-grader, basically. I like sandwiches and cereal and hooded sweatshirts. ~ Peter Dinklage
315:I had no idea that people thought Jews had horns. Where I came from, Jews had good grades and BMWs". ~ Sloane Crosley
316:Maybe life is just a straight shot from the horrors of grade school to the horrors of the nursing home. ~ Sue Grafton
317:Sixth grade was a big time, in my childhood, of hoops and friendship, and coming up with funny things. ~ Adam Sandler
318:Sometimes dinner with these two was no better than eating with the second graders in the cafeteria. ~ Nicholas Sparks
319:the way you speak of yourself
the way you degrade yourself
into smallness
is abuse
-self-harm ~ Rupi Kaur
320:I have a daughter who is a sophomore in college and another who is in the 11th grade of high school. ~ Thomas Friedman
321:I only got a seventh-grade education, but I have a doctorate in funk, and I like to put that to good use ~ James Brown
322:The gut was not a long-range organ. Its grasp of culpability degraded exponentially with distance; there ~ Peter Watts
323:There are many joys of parenting, but ultimately we are robots training our own upgrades to replace us. ~ John Hodgman
324:Geography! That’s something they teach in the third grade! I never heard of a grownup studying geography. ~ John Updike
325:If you want to know how many prison cells to build, look at the number of third graders who can't read. ~ Mary Landrieu
326:I guess I need a fresh start,” she informed him. “I’d like to go back to eighth grade and redo everything. ~ Robyn Carr
327:I really haven't paid attention to Madonna since about like 7th or 8th grade when she used to be popular ~ Mariah Carey
328:I taught the older grades—five through eight. They required my full attention and kept my mind busy. ~ Vannetta Chapman
329:See, bad things happen to me on field trips. Like at my fifth-grade school, when we went to the Saratoga ~ Rick Riordan
330:There you go. Perfect. And can you still throw up at will like you could in sixth grade? That would be good. ~ Adam Rex
331:To do harm is to do yourself harm. To do an injustice is to do yourself an injustice—it degrades you. ~ Marcus Aurelius
332:Trump has spent his life defining his manliness in opposition to the women he dominates and degrades. ~ Jaclyn Friedman
333:Any time you can degrade or take away the top leadership of an organization, it's a positive step forward. ~ Marco Rubio
334:He was an abomination precisely because they saw his humanity, but degraded it and would not recognize it. ~ Jean M Auel
335:I come from a place where people get high, the grades get low, and if someone has a secret EVERYONE KNOWS. ~ Wiz Khalifa
336:Replace your judgments with empathy, upgrade your complaining to gratitude, and trade in your fear for love. ~ Hal Elrod
337:Reshape yourself through the power of your will; never let yourself be degraded by self-will. ~ Krishna Dwaipayana Vyasa
338:The big scandal was when I was in seventh grade and I modeled a bathing suit. Everybody freaked out! ~ Jennifer Morrison
339:We degrade God too much, ascribing to him our ideas, in vexation at being unable to understand Him. ~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky
340:All men die in solitude; all values are degraded in a state of misery: that is what Shakespeare tells me ~ Eug ne Ionesco
341:If we learned all we needed to know in kindergarten, it was promptly drummed out of us in first grade. ~ Peter McWilliams
342:I knew a real archangel on the downgrade, though still rather frisky, even resplendent in a way. ~ Louis Ferdinand C line
343:In 2nd grade, a girl who was a friend of mine gave me a homemade valentine. Like, a real, handwritten one! ~ Luke Benward
344:I want him degraded to the point he has nothing but indignation and humiliation left. Then I want his screams. ~ S T Abby
345:I was told that I had to give grades to the students, which I wasn't particularly interested in doing. ~ Merce Cunningham
346:MarkBaynard: I figured out in the first grade that it was better to crack a joke than somebody's skull. ~ Teresa Medeiros
347:Since 1998, the Administration has begun to upgrade counterintelligence and security at U.S. weapons labs. ~ Charles Bass
348:the way you speak of yourself
the way you degrade yourself
into smallness
is abuse

-self-harm ~ Rupi Kaur
349:Where would you intellectuals be without us lower grade morons to lead you around? Totally lost, that’s where! ~ Jean Ure
350:Discovered W. Somerset Maugham in about 5th grade. Didn't understand the plots, but loved the descriptions. ~ W P Kinsella
351:In the spring of fifth grade, the boob fairy arrived with her wand and smacked Cassie wicked hard. ~ Laurie Halse Anderson
352:It's healthier for your soul to live outside and above a degraded moral code than within and beneath one. ~ Kate Bornstein
353:I was barely in grade school when I helped my mother rearrange the living room furniture for the first time. ~ Nate Berkus
354:The people who use the stage-specific leverage points to upgrade the tribal culture emerge as Tribal Leaders. ~ Dave Logan
355:When I was in sixth grade, I wanted to be tough and untouchable, but really I was squishy and sensitive. ~ Emily P Freeman
356:Without Purpose, LIVING is downgraded to Breathing a boring routine of inhaling oxygen - waiting to exhale ~ Fela Durotoye
357:You’re going to graduate high school with A grades and go to a good college and become a doctor or a lawyer. ~ Imbolo Mbue
358:Arthur Devlin, you and my husband may have been in the same grade, but you were never in the same class. ~ Clare Vanderpool
359:A stunning 31% more 8th and 10th graders felt lonely in 2015 than in 2011, along with 22% more 12th graders ~ Jean M Twenge
360:Consciousness is graded. It’s not an all-or-none thing. ~ Christof Koch, The Integrated Information Theory of Consciousness
361:Does virtual intimacy degrade our experience of the other kind and, indeed, of all encounters, of any kind? ~ Sherry Turkle
362:I forgive nothing. If you stole my orange crayon in the fifth grade, you're still on my hit list, buddy. ~ Jonathan Carroll
363:If stakes and garlic were the top two things that could kill a vampire, ninth grade gym was a close third. ~ Heather Brewer
364:It is not possible for minds degraded by a host of trivial concerns to ever rise to anything great. ~ Jean Jacques Rousseau
365:I was eleventh-grade class president. That was the first elective office I held until I came into Congress. ~ Donna Edwards
366:Of course you don't want your kids swearing. But remember how fun it was to cuss when you were in the first grade? ~ Eminem
367:Pero era de agradecer que no me hicieran caso. Solo, tenía un montón de cosas que hacer. En las horas libres me ~ Anonymous
368:The Method of Bisection is a sophisticated version of a tool used in fifth grade called "Guess and Check". ~ Richard A Falk
369:wealth means power: the power to subdue, to crush, to exploit, the power to enslave, to outrage, to degrade. ~ Emma Goldman
370:Extreme corruption steals our dignity from us as human beings and degrades us to the level of animals, ~ Jeanne Marie Laskas
371:I am especially indebted to a 10th grade English teacher who encouraged me to read great works of literature. ~ Samuel Alito
372:I went through seventh grade in private school. I went to private school from kindergarten to seventh grade. ~ Stacie Orrico
373:Life with most teenagers was like having a low-grade bladder infection. It hurts, but you had to tough it out. ~ Anne Lamott
374:Ninth grade is a minor inconvenience to him. A zit-cream commercial before the Feature Film of Life. ~ Laurie Halse Anderson
375:See yourself living in a new body. Hopeful = recovery. Happy = happier biochemistry. Stress degrades the bod. ~ Rhonda Byrne
376:The earth is like a one-room schoolhouse in which students of different grade levels are assembled together: ~ Brian L Weiss
377:Thinking in its lower grades, is comparable to paper money, and in its higher forms it is a kind of poetry. ~ Havelock Ellis
378:Apple released the upgraded version of the iPhone 4, called the iPhone 4S. I think the S stands for suckers. ~ Craig Ferguson
379:Everyone has the brainpower to follow the stock market. If you made it through fifth-grade math, you can do it. ~ Peter Lynch
380:I had a ninth grade teacher who told me I was much smarter and much better than I was allowing myself to be. ~ Scott Hamilton
381:robots are “only one software upgrade away” from full autonomy, as Scientific American has recently argued. ~ David A Mindell
382:She smiled at us, like we were first graders and I wondered how such a small person could contain so much crazy. ~ Lisa Scott
383:Sixth-grade sweethearts. Wow. New Yorkers only commit to that type of monogamy with the Yankees or Giants ~ Gwendolyn Heasley
384:There would not be a perfect likeness of God in the universe if all things were of one grade of being. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas
385:You are not your grade; you are better than that. Grades are indicators of time management and a rate of success. ~ Anonymous
386:An epithet or metaphor drawn from nature ennobles art; an epithet or metaphor drawn from art degrades nature. ~ Samuel Johnson
387:Books have always been important to me - my mom was a first grade teacher, so I grew up reading all the time. ~ Kelly Clarkson
388:Economics is half psychology and half Grade Three arithmetic, and the U.S. does not now have either half right. ~ Conrad Black
389:In order to be Miss Anybody you had to have excellent grades, and I had terrible grades because of my dyslexia. ~ Fannie Flagg
390:In the whole world no poor devil is lynched, no wretch is tortured, in whom I too am not degraded and murdered. ~ Aime Cesaire
391:I quit school in the sixth grade because of pneumonia. Not because I had it, but because I couldn't spell it. ~ Rocky Graziano
392:the Brat—Victoria to her second-grade teacher, Vicki to her mother, but the Brat to her father and in her heart—was ~ Joe Hill
393:We don’t write in the first grade, we print. You won’t learn to write until you’re in the third grade.” Calpurnia ~ Harper Lee
394:We send our kids off to school to major in labeling and think the ones who do it best deserve the highest grades. ~ Wayne Dyer
395:And if you can’t shape your life the way you want, at least try as much as you can not to degrade it... ~ Constantinos P Cavafy
396:I grew up in my mom's third grade classroom and always helping her, and I also got a passion for kids that way. ~ Allyson Felix
397:I learned the word non-conformist in fourth grade and immediately announced that I would grow up to become one. ~ Nick Offerman
398:I only went to school up until the beginning of tenth grade and I think that's when my style was developing. ~ Victoria Justice
399:It’s so easy to load life onto your shoulders and be more motivated by low-grade anxiety than by divine awe. ~ Paul David Tripp
400:She's in tenth grade,' he said. 'I hear she's been homeschooled till now.'
Maybe that explains it,' I said. ~ Jerry Spinelli
401:First grade is very cheap. It's the later grades where you have to spend a lot of money if you don't do it right. ~ Ray Bradbury
402:It seemed to proclaim itself a mystery, but one there was no point in solving - an ongoing low-grade mystery. ~ Donald Barthelme
403:Niggas on the internet know everything. You could make a freestyle tape in the fourth grade and they'll know about it. ~ Cormega
404:whether it is the innocent or the guilty you kill, the act of destruction degrades the soul. And buries all hope. ~ Kristen Wolf
405:Done without love, any congress between man and woman degrades the creative intelligence that graces your humanity. ~ Janny Wurts
406:Getting a lot of applause, announcing military reforms and upgrades. It's a really good speech [of Donald Trump]. ~ Rush Limbaugh
407:I lived in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, until eighth grade, and then my high-school years were in Rochester, New York. ~ Kristen Wiig
408:It’s completely safe to eat the stickers that are on fruit. Even the glue used to put them on is food grade. 228 ~ Keith Bradford
409:All our inventions have endowed material forces with intellectual life, and degraded human life into a material force. ~ Karl Marx
410:I hardly ever missed school, and I always got my work in on time. I was a good student and always got top grades. ~ Tamsin Egerton
411:I just couldn't make the grade as a hack-that, like everything else, requires a certain practiced excellence. ~ F Scott Fitzgerald
412:I think that sacrifices of animals in the name of religion are barbarous and they degrade the name of religion. ~ Jawaharlal Nehru
413:Its surface sheened with saft that evaporated out from its crystal shielding in threads that degraded to nothing. ~ China Mi ville
414:That cat was a traitor. And if by some miracle she lived through the night, he was getting downgraded to Tender Vitals. ~ J R Ward
415:the weekly thirty minutes of sexual stress was a chronic but low-grade discomfort, like the humidity in Florida ~ Jonathan Franzen
416:We're not locked in to these conditions that degrade the environment, and jeopardize the future of our children. ~ Dennis Kucinich
417:When students cheat on exams it's because our school system values grades more than students value learning. ~ Neil deGrasse Tyson
418:You can never be too old or too young to be attracted to someone. I still remember my first crush back in grade school. ~ Mike Lee
419:Al hombre hecho nada hay que le satisfaga; aquel que está en camino de serlo, será siempre agradecido. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
420:All authority is quite degrading. It degrades those who exercise it, and it degrades those over whom it is exercised. ~ Oscar Wilde
421:All my friends went to the Madonna concert when I was in, maybe, the 9th grade, and my mother refused to let me go. ~ Sarah Paulson
422:Always consider investing in a grade-A man with a grade-B idea. Never invest in a grade-B man with a grade-A idea. ~ Georges Doriot
423:I quit school in ninth grade, even though I was good at the studies. I knew I didn't need school for what I wanted. ~ George Carlin
424:I used to think that teachers who gave homework on weekends should be forced to grade papers for an eternity in hell. ~ Mike Mullin
425:My entire high school career - my entire school career - I've been like three feet taller than everyone in my grade. ~ Karlie Kloss
426:That cat was a traitor. And if by some miracle she lived through the night, he was getting downgraded to Tender Vittles. ~ J R Ward
427:The decision to give an indicative date for a return is a mistake. It degrades the process. It degrades human life. ~ David Trimble
428:The temperature inside the reactor rose to 4,650 degrees centigrade—not quite as hot as the surface of the sun. ~ Adam Higginbotham
429:When students cheat on exams, it's because our school system values grades more than students value learning. ~ Neil deGrasse Tyson
430:I played Winnie the Pooh in first grade. I was an early adopter of standing in front of people and looking like an idiot. ~ Jon Hamm
431:No importa cuánto te agrade una teoría: si los resultados experimentales la refutan, habrá que arrojarla a la basura. ~ George Gamow
432:The most unsuccessful three years in the education of cost estimators appears to be fifth-grade arithmetic. ~ Norman Ralph Augustine
433:Whilst we want cities as the centres where the best things are found, cities degrade us by magnifying trifles. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
434:But as the cerebellum degrades with age, so does the quality of memories. The memories are there, but they're not as good. ~ Bill Nye
435:It will be your generation that will grow up in the glorious new era when people will be as easily graded as oranges. ~ Kurt Vonnegut
436:I would permit no man, no matter what his colour might be, to narrow and degrade my soul by making me hate him. ~ Booker T Washington
437:Resolve never to criticize or downgrade yourself, but instead rejoice that you are fearfully and wonderfully made. ~ Elizabeth George
438:Schoolwork came kind of natural to me, but when I brought home a grade that wasn't up to par, my parents let me know it. ~ Chris Bosh
439:We degrade Providence too much by attributing our ideas to it out of annoyance at being unable to understand it. ~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky
440:allowing him to conduct clinical research on LSD in the United States—this even though he had a third-grade education ~ Michael Pollan
441:By 12th grade, the average black or Hispanic is reading and doing math at the level of the average white 8th-grader. 38 ~ Jared Taylor
442:deal for us as it was for him. Steve Wong’s grandparents were naturalized in the forties. My dad had escaped the low-grade ~ Tom Hanks
443:II know very, very little about the ukulele, but I actually grew up playing the viola from 4th grade through high school. ~ Kris Allen
444:In human history a moral victory is always a disaster, for it debauches and degrades both the victor and the vanquished. ~ H L Mencken
445:I thought about going to NYU film school - that was this ideal to me. But I didn't make any kind of grades in high school. ~ Louis C K
446:The Allwise Creator hath been dishonored by being made the author of fable and the human mind degraded by believing it. ~ Thomas Paine
447:Those who have subdued their ego understand that it doesn’t degrade you when others treat you poorly; it degrades them. ~ Ryan Holiday
448:Women of a certain grade are like prosperous grisettes in one respect, they seldom return home after twelve o'clock. ~ Alexandre Dumas
449:Although he didn't care much about any subject for its own sake, he cared a great deal about marks (grades or comparisons). ~ C S Lewis
450:If you don't know the difference between dictatorship and leadership then you got to go back to a fifth grade civics class. ~ Tim Kaine
451:If you let him go and he doesn't come back to you, he wasn't yours to begin with. It's a lesson learned in first grade ~ Simone Elkeles
452:In projecting the future, I think Apple did a good job of figuring out when the technology was ready to be consumer-grade. ~ Andy Rubin
453:smart people who get bad grades are listening to their inner voice, doing what they believe is interesting and right. ~ Robert I Sutton
454:Somehow Photoshop and the ease with which one can produce an image has degraded the quality of photography in general. ~ Elliott Erwitt
455:You know, it's been proven that 35 to 40 hours a year with one-on-one attention, a student can get one grade level higher ~ Dave Eggers
456:he still shouldn’t do it because it degrades him, dishonors his creator, and violates the sacred order of the universe. ~ Jonathan Haidt
457:I didn't feel so different until maybe, like, around third grade. Kids started blaming me for my people killing Jesus. ~ Sarah Silverman
458:I loved school. But when I started 'Party of Five' in the fifth grade, I was taken out of school and tutored on the set. ~ Lacey Chabert
459:In grade school I was smart, but I didn't have any friends. In high school, I quit being smart and started having friends. ~ David Spade
460:I was always a reader. In the fifth grade, I got some sort of prize for having read hundreds of books from the library. ~ Vijay Seshadri
461:Shit or get off the pot? I was paying two hundred and fifty dollars an hour for advice my father gave me in third grade. ~ Penelope Ward
462:The Pythagoreans degrade impious men into brutes and, if one is to believe Empedocles, even into plants. ~ Giovanni Pico della Mirandola
463:When we degrade and diminish our humanity, even in response to being degraded and diminished, we break our own wild hearts. ~ Bren Brown
464:You always did have a problem with undies. Remember when you wet your pants in the second grade?"
- Joyce Barnhardt ~ Janet Evanovich
465:But I think the writers had their turn,” she says, “and now it’s programmers who get to upgrade the human operating system. ~ Robin Sloan
466:I got religion in the third grade, and jeepers, did I need it. The devil was in me, and Hardy Biesterveld wasn't helping. ~ Michael Perry
467:In seventh grade...I found a place on the [library]shelf where my book would be if I ever wrote a book, which I doubted. ~ Beverly Cleary
468:Ive wanted to be with Lance Tanner since the sixth grade, but that was so not going to happen since he's a zombie now. ~ Richard P Denney
469:The Greek knows how to live with his rags: they don’t utterly degrade and befoul him as in other countries I have visited. ~ Henry Miller
470:the male species has performed abysmally on this side of the Tree, no amount of grade inflation can alter that conclusion, ~ Stephen King
471:We want freedom for our country, but not at the expense or exploitation of others, not so as to degrade other countries. ~ Mahatma Gandhi
472:When I was in grade school I was always the guy that got 20 or 18 points. Even back then, I would lead my team in scoring. ~ Michael Redd
473:Widowhood imposed by religion or custom is an unbearable yoke and defiles the home by secret vice and degrades religion. ~ Mahatma Gandhi
474:I don't know why I always liked aerospace engineering. I was in the 10th grade when I figured that's what I wanted to do. ~ Kalpana Chawla
475:If grade inflation continues, a college bachelor's degree will have just as much credibility as a high school diploma. ~ Walter E Williams
476:I got good grades in math, but I never really enjoyed it. My favorite part of math was algebra, but geometry was the worst. ~ Nathan Kress
477:I wanted to get everything right. I was super nerdy and academic. I got so much satisfaction out of getting good grades. ~ Tatiana Maslany
478:Pe măsură ce rămâi într-un loc, lucrurile şi oamenii se degradează, se strică şi încep să pută anume pentru tine. ~ Louis Ferdinand C line
479:Sixteen years I've pounded my head against the mentality of America, which...I'd say it's about an 8th grade emotional level. ~ Bill Hicks
480:You know, Martin, most of us learn in grade school that saying things like 'I'm so lonely' doesn't impress women.
-pg 5 ~ Rebecca Barry
481:All this requires life to undergo a final upgrade, to Life 3.0, which can design not only its software but also its hardware. ~ Max Tegmark
482:I genuinely loved school, where the formula for success was straightforward. Study and you get good grades. Simple, safe. ~ Rachel Friedman
483:Tolerance is a cheap, low-grade parody of love. Tolerance is not a great virtue to aspire to. Love is much tougher and harder. ~ N T Wright
484:Becoming the best version of yourself requires you to continuously edit your beliefs, and to upgrade and expand your identity. ~ James Clear
485:Er war ein Vetter dritten Grades, begeisterungsfähig, eingebildet und auf eine anerkennenswert aristokratische Weise dumm. ~ Terry Pratchett
486:Há fulanos que quando fazem algum favor a alguém estão logo prontos para lançar no livro de contas o agradecimento devido. ~ Marcus Aurelius
487:If your gonna drop out of school / tough grades are not your goal / then change your name to Candy and learn to work a pole. ~ Carlos Mencia
488:I'm dyslexic, although they didn't have a word for it when I was in grade school. The teachers said I had 'word blindness. ~ Debbie Macomber
489:In America there must be only citizens, not divided by grade, first and second, but citizens, east, west, north, and south. ~ John F Kennedy
490:It was still there, a low-grade fever in the blood, an itch somewhere down beneath the skin, where you couldn’t scratch it. ~ Lawrence Block
491:I wrote my first rhymes around 8th grade. After serving a year in juvenile detention, I decided to pursue my career as an artist. ~ Yukmouth
492:Leaders relentlessly upgrade their team, using every encounter as an opportunity to evaluate, coach, and build self-confidence. ~ Jack Welch
493:If you want to be an athlete, then getting good grades, going to college, and developing your intellectual skills are important. ~ Tony Dungy
494:I hate to lose. When I was a kid, I used to cry every time I lost a game, up until, like, the 8th grade. I used to go ballistic. ~ Chris Bosh
495:Liberty, when it degrades into licentiousness, begets confusion, and frequently ends in tyranny or some woeful confusion. ~ George Washington
496:My mother started taking us to church when I was in seventh or eight grade. That was always a question, Do you believe in God? ~ Anne Waldman
497:My parents encouraged us to commit to things, so if we wanted to learn an instrument, it was all the grades and all the theory. ~ Laura Mvula
498:When I was in grade school I was into chess club, Latin club, D&D, computer camp - everything that made vaginas go away. ~ Chris Hardwick
499:If you ever do have to heed a forecast, keep in mind that its accuracy degrades rapidly as you extend it through time. ~ Nassim Nicholas Taleb
500:I would not call myself Catholic anymore, but I went to 16 years of Catholic school: grade school, high school and college. ~ William Mapother

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


   64 Integral Yoga
   34 Occultism
   8 Theosophy
   8 Christianity
   7 Yoga
   6 Fiction
   5 Psychology
   5 Poetry
   4 Philosophy
   3 Integral Theory
   3 Education
   2 Mythology
   2 Kabbalah
   2 Hinduism
   1 Philsophy
   1 Alchemy

   71 Sri Aurobindo
   39 Nolini Kanta Gupta
   23 Aleister Crowley
   16 The Mother
   6 H P Lovecraft
   4 Swami Krishnananda
   4 Satprem
   4 Saint Augustine of Hippo
   4 Rudolf Steiner
   4 Alice Bailey
   3 Swami Vivekananda
   3 Franz Bardon
   3 Carl Jung
   3 A B Purani
   2 Thubten Chodron
   2 Robert Browning
   2 Plotinus
   2 Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
   2 Joseph Campbell
   2 Friedrich Schiller

   18 The Life Divine
   16 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03
   13 Magick Without Tears
   13 Liber ABA
   12 The Synthesis Of Yoga
   7 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02
   6 Letters On Yoga I
   6 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01
   5 The Secret Doctrine
   5 Questions And Answers 1957-1958
   5 Essays In Philosophy And Yoga
   4 The Study and Practice of Yoga
   4 Theosophy
   4 Essays On The Gita
   4 City of God
   4 A Treatise on Cosmic Fire
   3 The Practice of Magical Evocation
   3 The Divine Comedy
   3 Talks
   3 Prayers And Meditations
   3 On Education
   3 Evening Talks With Sri Aurobindo
   3 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 04
   2 The Phenomenon of Man
   2 The Human Cycle
   2 The Hero with a Thousand Faces
   2 The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna
   2 The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious
   2 Schiller - Poems
   2 Savitri
   2 Record of Yoga
   2 Raja-Yoga
   2 How to Free Your Mind - Tara the Liberator
   2 Essays Divine And Human
   2 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 08
   2 Browning - Poems
   2 A Garden of Pomegranates - An Outline of the Qabalah

00.00_-_Publishers_Note, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   [We ascend the ascending grades in our heart
   and we sing the song of ascension.]

00.03_-_Upanishadic_Symbolism, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   In doing so, in invoking the Truth and consecrating oneself to it, one begins to ascend to it step by step; and each step means a tearing of another veil and a further opening of the I passage. This graded mounting is vaakra.
   In Yajnavalkya's enumeration, however, it is to be noted, first of all, that he stresses on the number three. The principle of triplicity is of very wide application: it permeates all fields of consciousness and is evidently based upon a fundamental fact of reality. It seems to embody a truth of synthesis and comprehension, points to the order and harmony that reigns in the cosmos, the spheric music. The metaphysical, that is to say, the original principles that constitute existence are the well-known triplets: (i) the superior: Sat, Chit, Ananda; and (ii) the inferior: Body, Life and Mindthis being a reflection or translation or concretisation of the former. We can see also here how the dual principle comes in, the twin godhead or the two gods to which Yajnavalkya refers. The same principle is found in the conception of Ardhanarishwara, Male and Female, Purusha-Prakriti. The Upanishad says 14 yet again that the One original Purusha was not pleased at being alone, so for a companion he created out of himself the original Female. The dual principle signifies creation, the manifesting activity of the Reality. But what is this one and a half to which Yajnavalkya refers? It simply means that the other created out of the one is not a wholly separate, independent entity: it is not an integer by itself, as in the Manichean system, but that it is a portion, a fraction of the One. And in the end, in the ultimate analysis, or rather synthesis, there is but one single undivided and indivisible unity. The thousands and hundreds, very often mentioned also in the Rig Veda, are not simply multiplications of the One, a graphic description of its many-sidedness; it indicates also the absolute fullness, the complete completeness (prasya pram) of the Reality. It includes and comprehends all and is a rounded totality, a full circle. The hundred-gated and the thousand-pillared cities of which the ancient Rishis chanted are formations and embodiments of consciousness human and divine, are realities whole and entire englobing all the layers and grades of consciousness.
   Now, each one of them in its turn has its own emanations the eleven Rudriyas are familiar. These are secondary and there are tertiary and other graded emanations the last ones touch the earth and embody physico-vital forces. The lowest formations or beings can trace their origin to one or other of the primaries and their nature and function partake of or are an echo of their first ancestor.

01.03_-_Mystic_Poetry, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Man's consciousness is further to rise from the mental to over-mental regions. Accordingly, his life and activities and along with that his artistic creations too will take on a new tone and rhythm, a new mould and constitution even. For this transition, the higher mentalwhich is normally the field of philosophical and idealistic activitiesserves as the Paraclete, the Intercessor; it takes up the lower functionings of the consciousness, which are intense in their own way, but narrow and turbid, and gives, by purifying and enlarging, a wider frame, a more luminous pattern, a more subtly articulated , form for the higher, vaster and deeper realities, truths and harmonies to express and manifest. In the old-world spiritual and mystic poets, this intervening medium was overlooked for evident reasons, for human reason or even intelligence is a double-edged instrument, it can make as well as mar, it has a light that most often and naturally shuts off other higher lights beyond it. So it was bypassed, some kind of direct and immediate contact was sought to be established between the normal and the transcendental. The result was, as I have pointed out, a pure spiritual poetry, on the one hand, as in the Upanishads, or, on the other, religious poetry of various grades and denominations that spoke of the spiritual but in the terms and in the manner of the mundane, at least very much coloured and dominated by the latter. Vyasa was the great legendary figure in India who, as is shown in his Mahabharata, seems to have been one of the pioneers, if not the pioneer, to forge and build the missing link of Thought Power. The exemplar of the manner is the Gita. Valmiki's represented a more ancient and primary inspiration, of a vast vital sensibility, something of the kind that was at the basis of Homer's genius. In Greece it was Socrates who initiated the movement of speculative philosophy and the emphasis of intellectual power slowly began to find expression in the later poets, Sophocles and Euripides. But all these were very simple beginnings. The moderns go in for something more radical and totalitarian. The rationalising element instead of being an additional or subordinate or contri buting factor, must itself give its norm and form, its own substance and manner to the creative activity. Such is the present-day demand.
   The religious poet seeks to tone down or cover up the mundane taint, since he does not know how to transcend it totally, in two ways: (1) by a strong thought-element, the metaphysical way, as it may be called and (2) by a strong symbolism, the occult way. Donne takes to the first course, Blake the second. And it is the alchemy brought to bear in either of these processes that transforms the merely religious into the mystic poet. The truly spiritual, as I have said, is still a higher grade of consciousness: what I call Spirit's own poetry has its own matter and mannerswabhava and swadharma. A nearest approach to it is echoed in those famous lines of Blake:

01.04_-_The_Poetry_in_the_Making, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Still, it must be noted that Coleridge is a rare example, for the recording apparatus is not usually so faithful but puts up its own formations that disturb and alter the perfection of the original. The passivity or neutrality of the intermediary is relative, and there are infinite grades of it. Even when the larger waves that play in it in the normal waking state are quieted down, smaller ripples of unconscious or half-conscious habitual formations are thrown up and they are sufficient to cause the scattering and dispersal of the pure light from above.
   Genius had to be generally more or less unconscious in the past, because the instrument was not ready, was clogged as it were with its own lower grade movements; the higher inspiration had very often to bypass it, or rob it of its serviceable materials without its knowledge, in an almost clandestine way. Wherever it was awake and vigilant, we have seen it causing a diminution in the poetic potential. And yet even so, it was being prepared for a greater role, a higher destiny it is to fulfil in the future. A conscious and full participation of a refined and transparent and enriched instrument in the delivery of superconscious truth and beauty will surely mean not only a new but the very acme of aesthetic creation. We thus foresee the age of spiritual art in which the sense of creative beauty in man will find its culmination. Such an art was only an exception, something secondary or even tertiary, kept in the background, suggested here and there as a novel strain, called "mystic" to express its unfamiliar nature-unless, of course, it was openly and obviously scriptural and religious.

01.05_-_The_Yoga_of_the_King_The_Yoga_of_the_Spirits_Freedom_and_Greatness, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
    Ascending and descending twixt life's poles
    The seried kingdoms of the graded Law
    Plunged from the Everlasting into Time,

01.08_-_Walter_Hilton:_The_Scale_of_Perfection, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Here is the Augustinian mantra taken as the motto of The Scale of Perfection: We ascend the ascending grades in our heart and we sing the song of ascension1. The journey's end is heavenly Jerusalem, the House of the Lord. The steps of this inner ascension are easily visible, not surely to the outer eye of the sense-burdened man, but to the "ghostly seeing" of the aspirant which is hazy in the beginning but slowly clears as he advances. The first step is the withdrawal from the outer senses and looking and seeing within. "Turn home again in thyself, and hold thee within and beg no more without." The immediate result is a darkness and a restless darknessit is a painful night. The outer objects of attraction and interest have been discarded, but the inner attachments and passions surge there still. If, however, one continues and persists, refuses to be drawn out, the turmoil settles down and the darkness begins to thin and wear away. One must not lose heart, one must have patience and perseverance. So when the outward world is no more-there and its call also no longer awakes any echo in us, then comes the stage of "restful darkness" or "light-some darkness". But it is still the dark Night of the soul. The outer light is gone and the inner light is not yet visible: the night, the desert, the great Nought, stretches between these two lights. But the true seeker goes through and comes out of the tunnel. And there is happiness at the end. "The seeking is travaillous, but the finding is blissful." When one steps out of the Night, enters into the deepest layer of the being, one stands face to face to one's soul, the very image of God, the perfect God-man, the Christ within. That is the third degree of our inner ascension, the entry into the deepest, purest and happiest statein which one becomes what he truly is; one finds the Christ there and dwells in love and union with him. But there is still a further step to take, and that is real ascension. For till now it has been a going within, from the outward to the inner and the inmost; now one has to go upward, transcend. Within the body, in life, however deep you may go, even if you find your soul and your union with Jesus whose tabernacle is your soul, still there is bound to remain a shadow of the sinful prison-house; the perfect bliss and purity without any earthly taint, the completeness and the crowning of the purgation and transfiguration can come only when you go beyond, leaving altoge ther the earthly form and worldly vesture and soar into Heaven itself and be in the company of the Trinity. "Into myself, and after... above myself by overpassing only into Him." At the same time it is pointed out, this mediaeval mystic has the common sense to see that the going in and going above of which one speaks must not be understood in a literal way, it is a figure of speech. The movement of the mystic is psychological"ghostly", it is saidnot physical or carnal.

02.01_-_Our_Ideal, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Such a movement of transforming evolution is not merely a possibility or a probability: it is a fact of Nature. Indeed, natural evolution means nothing less than that. First of all, evolution means the reversibility of Nature; for, it is the backward movement of an involutionary process. We have said that the supreme truth and realitysat-cit-ananda, as it is calledmultiplied and concretised itself gradually through various steps and stages of a diminishing power of expression or an increasing entropy of self-concealment: the main grades being the Supermind, the Overmind, the Higher Mind, the Mind, Life and lastly the body or Matter. Having arrived at the extreme end that Matter represents,the farthest apparently from the original source, the movement turns round and seeks to go up the ladder through the same gradations it has traversed. But this process of reversal is not merely a resolution and dissolution, it is a process of greater fulfilment and synthetisation, of sublimation as well as of integration.
   The inevitability arises from the very fact of this evolutionary urge that a stage will come when Matter will undergo another, more radical and crucial change; it will be taken up by a higher reality than mind and suffused with a light and power belonging to that reality: a spiritual consciousness will emerge and with it spiritualised Matter, even as a mental consciousness emerged and mentalised (however inadequately) Matter, and yet anterior to that a vital consciousness emerged and vitalised Matter. There cannot be a limit to the degree of spiritualisation also; for the degree of the Spirit that Nature manifests in an earthly body will also be the measure to which the body itself is spiritualised. A perfectly dynamic spiritual consciousness will have the power to perfectly spiritualise the body and life and mind. And this grade and power of the supreme Spirit Sri Aurobindo calls the Supermind.

02.01_-_The_World-Stair, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
    Once in the vigil of a deathless gaze
    These grades had marked her giant downward plunge,
    The wide and prone leap of a godhead's fall.

02.02_-_Lines_of_the_Descent_of_Consciousness, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   We have, till now, spoken of the evolution of consciousness as a movement of ascension, consisting of a double process of sublimation and integration. But ascension itself is only one line of a yet another larger double process. For along with the visible movement of ascent, there is a hidden movement of descent. The ascent represents the pressure from below, the force of buoyancy exerted by the involved and secreted consciousness. But the mere drive from below is not sufficient all by itself to bring out or establish the higher status. The higher status itself has to descend in order to be manifest. The urge from below is an aspiration, a yearning to move ever upward and forward; but the precise goal, the status to be arrived at is not given there. The more or less vague and groping surge from below is canalised, if assumes a definite figure and shape, assumes a local habitation and a name when the higher descends at the crucial moment, takes the lower at its peak-tide and fixes upon it its own norm and form. We have said that all the levels of consciousness have been createdloosened outby a first Descent; but in the line of the first Descent the only level that stands in front at the outset is Matter all the other levels are created no doubt but remain invisible in the background, behind the gross veil of Matter. Each status stands confined, as it were, to its own region and bides its time when each will be summoned to concretise itself in Matter. Thus Life was already there on the plane of Life even when it did not manifest itself in Matter, when mere Matter, dead Matter was the only apparent reality on the material plane. When Matter was stirred and churned sufficiently so as to reach a certain tension and saturation, when it was raised to a certain degree of maturity, as it were, then Life appeared: Life appeared, not because that was the inevitable and unavoidable result of the churning, but because Life descended from its own level to the level of Matter and took Matter up in its embrace. The churning, the development in Matter was only the occasion, the condition precedent. For, however much one may shake or churn Matter, whatever change one may create in it by a shuffling and reshuffling of its elements, one can never produce Life by that alone. A new and unforeseen factor makes its appearance, precisely because it comes from elsewhere. It is true all the planes are imbedded, submerged, involved in the complex of Matter; but, in point of fact, all planes are involved in every other plane. The appearance or manifestation of a new plane is certainly prepared, made ready to the last the last but onedegree by the urge of the inner, the latent mode of consciousness that is to be; still the actualisation, the bursting forth happens only when the thing that has to manifest itself descends, the actual form and pattern can be imprinted and established by that alone. Thus, again, when Life attains a certain level of growth and maturity, a certain tension and orientationa definite vector, so to say, in the mathematical languagewhen it has, for example, sufficiently organised itself as a vehicle of the psychic element of consciousness, then it buds forth into Mind, but only when the Mind has descended upon it and into it. As in the previous stage, here also Life cannot produce Mind, cannot develop into Mind by any amount of mechanical or chemical operations within itself, by any amount of permutation and combination or commutation and culture of its constituent elements, unless it is seized on by Mind itself. After the Mind, the next higher grade of consciousness shall come by the same method and process, viz. first by an uplifting of the mental consciousnessa certain widening and deepening and katharsis of the mental consciousness and then by a descent, gradual or sudden, of the level or levels that lie above it.

02.03_-_An_Aspect_of_Emergent_Evolution, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   What is the implication of such a conclusion? It comes perilously near the Indian conception of Avatarhood! The central line of evolutionary nisus is the line of Avatarhood. At each point of the line, on the level of the newly emerged principle, there is a divine embodiment of that principle. The esoteric significance of the graded scale of Avatarhood, as illustrated in Vishnu's ten Forms, has long ago been pointed out, by some thinkers, in this light.
   This, however, is an aspect of the problem with which we are not immediately concerned. There is one question with which we have omitted to deal but which is nearer to us and touches present actualities. We spoke of the emergence of the Deity and of the Supreme Deityafter Mind. The question is, how long after? I do not refer to the duration of time needed, but to the steps or the stages that have to be passed. For between Mind and Deity, certainly between Mind and the Supreme Deity (Purushottama, as we would say), there may presumably still lie a course of graded emergence. In fact, Sri Aurobindo speaks of the Overmind and the Supermind, as farther steps of the evolutionary progress coming after Mind. He says that Mind closes the interior hemisphere of man's nature and consciousness; with Overmind man enters into the higher sphere of the Spirit. In this view, the religious feeling or perception or conduct would be but an intermediary stage between Mind and Overmind. They are not really emergent properties, but reflections, faint echoes and promises of what is to come, mixed up with attri butes of the present mentality. The Overmind brings in a true emergence.

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Hey Arnold! ::: TV-Y7 | 15min | Animation, Comedy, Drama | TV Series (19962004) -- The everyday life of Arnold, a fourth-grader in a nameless city that resembles Brooklyn, New York, who lives in a multi-racial boarding house with his grandparents and a motley assortment of friends and neighbors. Creators:
Monsieur Lazhar (2011) ::: 7.5/10 -- PG-13 | 1h 34min | Comedy, Drama | 7 March 2012 (Belgium) -- At a Montral public grade school, an Algerian immigrant is hired to replace a popular teacher who committed suicide in her classroom. While helping his students deal with their grief, his own recent loss is revealed. Director: Philippe Falardeau Writers:
Mystery Science Theater 3000 ::: TV-14 | 1h 32min | Comedy, Sci-Fi | TV Series (1988-1999) Episode Guide 199 episodes Mystery Science Theater 3000 Poster -- In the not-too-distant future Joel Robinson is held captive by Dr. Forrester and TV's Frank, forced to watch B-Grade movies on the Satellite of Love with the help of his robot friends: Cambot, Gypsy, Tom Servo and Crow T. Robot. Creator:
Mystery Science Theater 3000 ::: TV-14 | 1h 32min | Comedy, Sci-Fi | TV Series (19881999) -- In the not-too-distant future Joel Robinson is held captive by Dr. Forrester and TV's Frank, forced to watch B-Grade movies on the Satellite of Love with the help of his robot friends: Cambot, Gypsy, Tom Servo and Crow T. Robot. Creator:
New Game! ::: TV-14 | 24min | Animation, Comedy, Drama | TV Series (2016- ) Episode Guide 25 episodes New Game! Poster -- The main character Suzukaze Aoba graduates from high school and joins a game company. The person who made the game that Aoba loved as a grade-schooler just happens to be Aoba's senior at ... See full summary » Stars:
PEN15 ::: TV-MA | 30min | Comedy | TV Series (2019 ) Season 2 Returns 2021 -- The comedic story of middle school seen through the eyes of two 7th grade girls dealing with the awkwardness of being a teenager. Creators:
Saint Ralph (2004) ::: 7.4/10 -- PG-13 | 1h 38min | Comedy, Drama, Sport | 8 April 2005 (Canada) -- Saint Ralph is the unlikely story of Ralph Walker, a ninth grader who outran everyone's expectations except his own in his bold quest of trying to win the 1954 Boston Marathon. Director: Michael McGowan Writer:
See You in Montevideo (2014) ::: 8.3/10 -- Montevideo, vidimo se! (original title) -- See You in Montevideo Poster A football team from Belgrade, in the former Yugoslavia, gets a chance to go to the First World Football Championship, but things get complicated along the way. Director: Dragan Bjelogrlic Writers: Dragan Bjelogrlic, Ranko Bozic | 1 more credit
South Park ::: TV-MA | 22min | Animation, Comedy | TV Series (1997 ) Season 24 Returns Today -- Follows the misadventures of four irreverent grade-schoolers in the quiet, dysfunctional town of South Park, Colorado. Creators:
Strangler vs. Strangler (1984) ::: 8.1/10 -- Davitelj protiv davitelja (original title) -- Strangler vs. Strangler Poster A mentally disturbed flower seller starts killing young girls on the streets of Belgrade. While the frustrated police inspector is trying to stop him, an aspiring musician finds his life and work deeply intertwined with that of a killer. Director: Slobodan Sijan Writers: Nebojsa Pajkic, Slobodan Sijan
The First Grader (2010) ::: 7.4/10 -- PG-13 | 1h 43min | Biography, Drama, Romance | 24 June 2011 (Ireland) -- The story of an 84 year-old Kenyan villager and ex Mau Mau veteran who fights for his right to go to school for the first time to get the education he could never afford. Director: Justin Chadwick Writer:
The Man Without a Face (1993) ::: 6.7/10 -- PG-13 | 1h 55min | Drama | 25 August 1993 (USA) -- Chuck wants to leave home but can't make the grade for boarding school. Then he finds out the disfigured recluse living nearby is an ex-teacher. Director: Mel Gibson Writers:
Upgrade (2018) ::: 7.5/10 -- R | 1h 40min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller | 1 June 2018 (USA) -- Set in the near-future, technology controls nearly all aspects of life. But when the world of Grey, a self-labeled technophobe, is turned upside down, his only hope for revenge is an experimental computer chip implant. Director: Leigh Whannell Writer:
Welcome to the Dollhouse (1995) ::: 7.4/10 -- R | 1h 28min | Comedy, Drama | 24 May 1996 (USA) -- An awkward seventh-grader struggles to cope with inattentive parents, snobbish class-mates, a smart older brother, an attractive younger sister and her own insecurities in suburban New Jersey. Director: Todd Solondz Writer:
Wonder (2017) ::: 8.0/10 -- PG | 1h 53min | Drama, Family | 17 November 2017 (USA) -- Based on the New York Times bestseller, this movie tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters the fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time. Director: Stephen Chbosky Writers:
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