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house; Barbonah—annihilation; Bigtha—presser

house ::: house of All-Delight

housebote ::: n. --> Wood allowed to a tenant for repairing the house and for fuel. This latter is often called firebote. See Bote.

housebreaker ::: n. --> One who is guilty of the crime of housebreaking.

housebreaking ::: n. --> The act of breaking open and entering, with a felonious purpose, the dwelling house of another, whether done by day or night. See Burglary, and To break a house, under Break.

housebuilder ::: n. --> One whose business is to build houses; a housewright.

housecarl ::: n. --> A household servant; also, one of the bodyguard of King Canute.

housed ::: imp. & p. p. --> of House

householder ::: n. --> The master or head of a family; one who occupies a house with his family.


household ::: n. --> Those who dwell under the same roof and compose a family.
A line of ancestory; a race or house. ::: a. --> Belonging to the house and family; domestic; as, household furniture; household affairs.


housekeeper ::: n. --> One who occupies a house with his family; a householder; the master or mistress of a family.
One who does, or oversees, the work of keeping house; as, his wife is a good housekeeper; often, a woman hired to superintend the servants of a household and manage the ordinary domestic affairs.
One who exercises hospitality, or has a plentiful and hospitable household.
One who keeps or stays much at home.

housekeeping ::: n. --> The state of occupying a dwelling house as a householder.
Care of domestic concerns; management of a house and home affairs.
Hospitality; a liberal and hospitable table; a supply of provisions. ::: a.

houseleek ::: n. --> A succulent plant of the genus Sempervivum (S. tectorum), originally a native of subalpine Europe, but now found very generally on old walls and roofs. It is very tenacious of life under drought and heat; -- called also ayegreen.

houseless ::: a. --> Destitute of the shelter of a house; shelterless; homeless; as, a houseless wanderer.

houselessness ::: n. --> The state of being houseless.

houseline ::: n. --> A small line of three strands used for seizing; -- called also housing.

houseling ::: a. --> Same as Housling.

housel ::: n. --> The eucharist. ::: v. t. --> To administer the eucharist to.


housemaid ::: n. --> A female servant employed to do housework, esp. to take care of the rooms.

housemate ::: n. --> One who dwells in the same house with another.

house ::: n. --> A structure intended or used as a habitation or shelter for animals of any kind; but especially, a building or edifice for the habitation of man; a dwelling place, a mansion.
Household affairs; domestic concerns; particularly in the phrase to keep house. See below.
Those who dwell in the same house; a household.
A family of ancestors, descendants, and kindred; a race of persons from the same stock; a tribe; especially, a noble family or an

house of gold**

houseroom ::: n. --> Room or place in a house; as, to give any one houseroom.


houses ::: pl. --> of House

housewarming ::: n. --> A feast or merry-making made by or for a family or business firm on taking possession of a new house or premises.

housewifely ::: a. --> Pertaining or appropriate to a housewife; domestic; economical; prudent.

housewife ::: n. --> The wife of a householder; the mistress of a family; the female head of a household.
A little case or bag for materials used in sewing, and for other articles of female work; -- called also hussy.
A hussy. ::: v. t.

housewifery ::: n. --> The business of the mistress of a family; female management of domestic concerns.

housewive ::: v. t. --> To manage with skill and economy, as a housewife or other female manager; to economize.

house wizard ::: (Probably from ad-agency tradetalk, house freak) A hacker occupying a technical-specialist, R&D, or systems position at a commercial shop. A really ostensible rank and still not have to wear a suit. Used especially of Unix wizards. The term house guru is equivalent.[Jargon File] (1995-02-16)

house wizard (Probably from ad-agency tradetalk, "house freak") A hacker occupying a technical-specialist, R&D, or systems position at a commercial shop. A really effective house wizard can have influence out of all proportion to his/her ostensible rank and still not have to wear a suit. Used especially of {Unix} {wizards}. The term "house guru" is equivalent. [{Jargon File}] (1995-02-16)

housework ::: n. --> The work belonging to housekeeping; especially, kitchen work, sweeping, scrubbing, bed making, and the like.

housewright ::: n. --> A builder of houses.

House, 1946. Earlier edition published in London,

House: An astrological Figure is divided into 12 arcs, equal either in terms of space or time. If in terms of space the arcs are of 30° each, one twelfth of the circle of 360°. If the subdivision begins at a given moment, and each division represents the celestial arc that passes over the horizon in 2 hours—one twelfth of the time required for one complete rotation—the divisions are known as Houses. (If the arcs begin at 0° Aries they are known as the Signs of the Zodiac, from Aries to Pisces, and represent subdivisions of the orbit of the Earth round the Sun. As such they are Signs, not Houses.)

House Books: See: Grhya-sutras.

Household - All of the people who live under one roof and who make joint financial decisions or are subject to others making decisions for them.

Household of the Upper World—in hecha-

Households' disposable income - The income available for households to spend: ie. personal incomes after deducting taxes on incomes and adding benefits.

House of Days

House of Flame

Houses or Mansions Receptacles, vehicles, stations; the visible planets are called the houses of the planetary regents. In astrology, the signs of the zodiac are called twelve houses: the sun and moon have one house each, and the other five planets have two houses each.


1. A building, room, or chamber used as a storage place for valuables; treasury. 2. A place or source where things of value or worth may be found. Also, treasure-house.

abaft ::: prep. --> Behind; toward the stern from; as, abaft the wheelhouse. ::: adv. --> Toward the stern; aft; as, to go abaft.

abattoir ::: n. --> A public slaughterhouse for cattle, sheep, etc.

abode ::: a dwelling-place, place of ordinary habitation; house or home. (Also pt. of abide.) abodes.

abroad ::: adv. --> At large; widely; broadly; over a wide space; as, a tree spreads its branches abroad.
Without a certain confine; outside the house; away from one&

adjoin ::: v. t. --> To join or unite to; to lie contiguous to; to be in contact with; to attach; to append. ::: v. i. --> To lie or be next, or in contact; to be contiguous; as, the houses adjoin.
To join one&

admit ::: v. t. --> To suffer to enter; to grant entrance, whether into a place, or into the mind, or consideration; to receive; to take; as, they were into his house; to admit a serious thought into the mind; to admit evidence in the trial of a cause.
To give a right of entrance; as, a ticket admits one into a playhouse.
To allow (one) to enter on an office or to enjoy a privilege; to recognize as qualified for a franchise; as, to admit an

adobe ::: n. --> An unburnt brick dried in the sun; also used as an adjective, as, an adobe house, in Texas or New Mexico.

alebench ::: n. --> A bench in or before an alehouse.

alehouse ::: n. --> A house where ale is retailed; hence, a tippling house.

aleconner ::: n. --> Orig., an officer appointed to look to the goodness of ale and beer; also, one of the officers chosen by the liverymen of London to inspect the measures used in public houses. But the office is a sinecure. [Also called aletaster.]

alepole ::: n. --> A pole set up as the sign of an alehouse.

alestake ::: n. --> A stake or pole projecting from, or set up before, an alehouse, as a sign; an alepole. At the end was commonly suspended a garland, a bunch of leaves, or a "bush."

alewife ::: n. --> A woman who keeps an alehouse.
A North American fish (Clupea vernalis) of the Herring family. It is called also ellwife, ellwhop, branch herring. The name is locally applied to other related species.

almoner ::: n. --> One who distributes alms, esp. the doles and alms of religious houses, almshouses, etc.; also, one who dispenses alms for another, as the almoner of a prince, bishop, etc.

almshouse ::: n. --> A house appropriated for the use of the poor; a poorhouse.

A mental formation stamped by the thoughts and feelings of a departed human being on the atmosphere of a place or locality, wandering about there or repeating itself, till that formation either exhausts itself or is dissolved by one means or another. This is the explanation of such phenomena as the haunted house in which the scenes attending or surrounding or preceding a murder are repeated over and over again and many other similar phenomena.

andron ::: n. --> The apartment appropriated for the males. This was in the lower part of the house.

angle ::: n. --> The inclosed space near the point where two lines meet; a corner; a nook.
The figure made by. two lines which meet.
The difference of direction of two lines. In the lines meet, the point of meeting is the vertex of the angle.
A projecting or sharp corner; an angular fragment.
A name given to four of the twelve astrological "houses."
A fishhook; tackle for catching fish, consisting of a line,

any ::: a. & pron. --> One indifferently, out of an indefinite number; one indefinitely, whosoever or whatsoever it may be.
Some, of whatever kind, quantity, or number; as, are there any witnesses present? are there any other houses like it? ::: adv. --> To any extent; in any degree; at all.

apartment ::: n. --> A room in a building; a division in a house, separated from others by partitions.
A set or suite of rooms.
A compartment.

apiary ::: n. --> A place where bees are kept; a stand or shed for bees; a beehouse.

appendage ::: n. --> Something appended to, or accompanying, a principal or greater thing, though not necessary to it, as a portico to a house.
A subordinate or subsidiary part or organ; an external organ or limb, esp. of the articulates.

appendant ::: v. t. --> Hanging; annexed; adjunct; concomitant; as, a seal appendant to a paper.
Appended by prescription, that is, a personal usage for a considerable time; -- said of a thing of inheritance belonging to another inheritance which is superior or more worthy; as, an advowson, common, etc. , which may be appendant to a manor, common of fishing to a freehold, a seat in church to a house.

appurtenance ::: n. --> That which belongs to something else; an adjunct; an appendage; an accessory; something annexed to another thing more worthy; in common parlance and legal acceptation, something belonging to another thing as principal, and which passes as incident to it, as a right of way, or other easement to land; a right of common to pasture, an outhouse, barn, garden, or orchard, to a house or messuage. In a strict legal sense, land can never pass as an appurtenance to land.

architecture ::: n. --> The art or science of building; especially, the art of building houses, churches, bridges, and other structures, for the purposes of civil life; -- often called civil architecture.
Construction, in a more general sense; frame or structure; workmanship.

arson ::: n. --> The malicious burning of a dwelling house or outhouse of another man, which by the common law is felony; the malicious and voluntary firing of a building or ship.

aspect ::: n. --> The act of looking; vision; gaze; glance.
Look, or particular appearance of the face; countenance; mien; air.
Appearance to the eye or the mind; look; view.
Position or situation with regard to seeing; that position which enables one to look in a particular direction; position in relation to the points of the compass; as, a house has a southern aspect, that is, a position which faces the south.

aspirate ::: v. t. --> To pronounce with a breathing, an aspirate, or an h sound; as, we aspirate the words horse and house; to aspirate a vowel or a liquid consonant. ::: n. --> A sound consisting of, or characterized by, a breath like the sound of h; the breathing h or a character representing such a

assault ::: n. --> A violent onset or attack with physical means, as blows, weapons, etc.; an onslaught; the rush or charge of an attacking force; onset; as, to make assault upon a man, a house, or a town.
A violent onset or attack with moral weapons, as words, arguments, appeals, and the like; as, to make an assault on the prerogatives of a prince, or on the constitution of a government.
An apparently violent attempt, or willful offer with force or violence, to do hurt to another; an attempt or offer to beat

at ::: prep. --> Primarily, this word expresses the relations of presence, nearness in place or time, or direction toward; as, at the ninth hour; at the house; to aim at a mark. It is less definite than in or on; at the house may be in or near the house. From this original import are derived all the various uses of at.
A relation of proximity to, or of presence in or on, something; as, at the door; at your shop; at home; at school; at hand; at sea and on land.

avenue ::: n. --> A way or opening for entrance into a place; a passage by which a place may by reached; a way of approach or of exit.
The principal walk or approach to a house which is withdrawn from the road, especially, such approach bordered on each side by trees; any broad passageway thus bordered.
A broad street; as, the Fifth Avenue in New York.

avercorn ::: n. --> A reserved rent in corn, formerly paid to religious houses by their tenants or farmers.

aviary ::: n. --> A house, inclosure, large cage, or other place, for keeping birds confined; a bird house.

ayegreen ::: n. --> The houseleek (Sempervivum tectorum).

babyhouse ::: a. --> A place for children&

backhouse ::: n. --> A building behind the main building. Specifically: A privy; a necessary.

back stairs ::: --> Stairs in the back part of a house, as distinguished from the front stairs; hence, a private or indirect way.

bagnio ::: n. --> A house for bathing, sweating, etc.; -- also, in Turkey, a prison for slaves.
A brothel; a stew; a house of prostitution.

bakehouse ::: v. t. --> A house for baking; a bakery.

bakery ::: n. --> The trade of a baker.
The place for baking bread; a bakehouse.

balk ::: v. i. --> A ridge of land left unplowed between furrows, or at the end of a field; a piece missed by the plow slipping aside.
A great beam, rafter, or timber; esp., the tie-beam of a house. The loft above was called "the balks."
One of the beams connecting the successive supports of a trestle bridge or bateau bridge.
A hindrance or disappointment; a check.
A sudden and obstinate stop; a failure.

banker ::: n. --> One who conducts the business of banking; one who, individually, or as a member of a company, keeps an establishment for the deposit or loan of money, or for traffic in money, bills of exchange, etc.
A money changer.
The dealer, or one who keeps the bank in a gambling house.
A vessel employed in the cod fishery on the banks of Newfoundland.

banshie ::: n. --> A supernatural being supposed by the Irish and Scotch peasantry to warn a family of the speedy death of one of its members, by wailing or singing in a mournful voice under the windows of the house.

barkery ::: n. --> A tanhouse.

baron ::: n. --> A title or degree of nobility; originally, the possessor of a fief, who had feudal tenants under him; in modern times, in France and Germany, a nobleman next in rank below a count; in England, a nobleman of the lowest grade in the House of Lords, being next below a viscount.
A husband; as, baron and feme, husband and wife.

barracoon ::: n. --> A slave warehouse, or an inclosure where slaves are quartered temporarily.

base-court ::: n. --> The secondary, inferior, or rear courtyard of a large house; the outer court of a castle.
An inferior court of law, not of record.

basilica ::: n. --> Originally, the place of a king; but afterward, an apartment provided in the houses of persons of importance, where assemblies were held for dispensing justice; and hence, any large hall used for this purpose.
A building used by the Romans as a place of public meeting, with court rooms, etc., attached.
A church building of the earlier centuries of Christianity, the plan of which was taken from the basilica of the

bawd ::: n. --> A person who keeps a house of prostitution, or procures women for a lewd purpose; a procurer or procuress; a lewd person; -- usually applied to a woman. ::: v. i. --> To procure women for lewd purposes.

bawdyhouse ::: n. --> A house of prostitution; a house of ill fame; a brothel.

bawn ::: n. --> An inclosure with mud or stone walls, for keeping cattle; a fortified inclosure.
A large house.

beadhouse ::: n. --> Alt. of Bedehouse

bearer ::: n. --> One who, or that which, bears, sustains, or carries.
Specifically: One who assists in carrying a body to the grave; a pallbearer.
A palanquin carrier; also, a house servant.
A tree or plant yielding fruit; as, a good bearer.
One who holds a check, note, draft, or other order for the payment of money; as, pay to bearer.
A strip of reglet or other furniture to bear off the

bedbug ::: n. --> A wingless, bloodsucking, hemipterous insect (Cimex Lectularius), sometimes infesting houses and especially beds. See Illustration in Appendix.

bedehouse ::: n. --> An almshouse for poor people who pray daily for their benefactors.
Same as Beadhouse.

bedesman ::: n. --> A poor man, supported in a beadhouse, and required to pray for the soul of its founder; an almsman.
Same as Beadsman.

bedlamite ::: n. --> An inhabitant of a madhouse; a madman.

bedlam ::: n. --> A place appropriated to the confinement and care of the insane; a madhouse.
An insane person; a lunatic; a madman.
Any place where uproar and confusion prevail. ::: a. --> Belonging to, or fit for, a madhouse.

beehouse ::: n. --> A house for bees; an apiary.

beerhouse ::: n. --> A house where malt liquors are sold; an alehouse.

before ::: prep. --> In front of; preceding in space; ahead of; as, to stand before the fire; before the house.
Preceding in time; earlier than; previously to; anterior to the time when; -- sometimes with the additional idea of purpose; in order that.
An advance of; farther onward, in place or time.
Prior or preceding in dignity, order, rank, right, or worth; rather than.

beguinage ::: n. --> A collection of small houses surrounded by a wall and occupied by a community of Beguines.

Behold, at noon leaving this house of clay

bethel ::: n. --> A place of worship; a hallowed spot.
A chapel for dissenters.
A house of worship for seamen.

better ::: a. --> Having good qualities in a greater degree than another; as, a better man; a better physician; a better house; a better air.
Preferable in regard to rank, value, use, fitness, acceptableness, safety, or in any other respect.
Greater in amount; larger; more.
Improved in health; less affected with disease; as, the patient is better.
More advanced; more perfect; as, upon better acquaintance;

betty ::: n. --> A short bar used by thieves to wrench doors open.
A name of contempt given to a man who interferes with the duties of women in a household, or who occupies himself with womanish matters.
A pear-shaped bottle covered round with straw, in which olive oil is sometimes brought from Italy; -- called by chemists a Florence flask.

house ::: house of All-Delight

housebote ::: n. --> Wood allowed to a tenant for repairing the house and for fuel. This latter is often called firebote. See Bote.

housebreaker ::: n. --> One who is guilty of the crime of housebreaking.

housebreaking ::: n. --> The act of breaking open and entering, with a felonious purpose, the dwelling house of another, whether done by day or night. See Burglary, and To break a house, under Break.

housebuilder ::: n. --> One whose business is to build houses; a housewright.

housecarl ::: n. --> A household servant; also, one of the bodyguard of King Canute.

housed ::: imp. & p. p. --> of House

householder ::: n. --> The master or head of a family; one who occupies a house with his family.


household ::: n. --> Those who dwell under the same roof and compose a family.
A line of ancestory; a race or house. ::: a. --> Belonging to the house and family; domestic; as, household furniture; household affairs.


housekeeper ::: n. --> One who occupies a house with his family; a householder; the master or mistress of a family.
One who does, or oversees, the work of keeping house; as, his wife is a good housekeeper; often, a woman hired to superintend the servants of a household and manage the ordinary domestic affairs.
One who exercises hospitality, or has a plentiful and hospitable household.
One who keeps or stays much at home.

housekeeping ::: n. --> The state of occupying a dwelling house as a householder.
Care of domestic concerns; management of a house and home affairs.
Hospitality; a liberal and hospitable table; a supply of provisions. ::: a.

houseleek ::: n. --> A succulent plant of the genus Sempervivum (S. tectorum), originally a native of subalpine Europe, but now found very generally on old walls and roofs. It is very tenacious of life under drought and heat; -- called also ayegreen.

houseless ::: a. --> Destitute of the shelter of a house; shelterless; homeless; as, a houseless wanderer.

houselessness ::: n. --> The state of being houseless.

houseline ::: n. --> A small line of three strands used for seizing; -- called also housing.

houseling ::: a. --> Same as Housling.

housel ::: n. --> The eucharist. ::: v. t. --> To administer the eucharist to.


housemaid ::: n. --> A female servant employed to do housework, esp. to take care of the rooms.

housemate ::: n. --> One who dwells in the same house with another.

house ::: n. --> A structure intended or used as a habitation or shelter for animals of any kind; but especially, a building or edifice for the habitation of man; a dwelling place, a mansion.
Household affairs; domestic concerns; particularly in the phrase to keep house. See below.
Those who dwell in the same house; a household.
A family of ancestors, descendants, and kindred; a race of persons from the same stock; a tribe; especially, a noble family or an

house of gold**

houseroom ::: n. --> Room or place in a house; as, to give any one houseroom.


houses ::: pl. --> of House

housewarming ::: n. --> A feast or merry-making made by or for a family or business firm on taking possession of a new house or premises.

housewifely ::: a. --> Pertaining or appropriate to a housewife; domestic; economical; prudent.

housewife ::: n. --> The wife of a householder; the mistress of a family; the female head of a household.
A little case or bag for materials used in sewing, and for other articles of female work; -- called also hussy.
A hussy. ::: v. t.

housewifery ::: n. --> The business of the mistress of a family; female management of domestic concerns.

housewive ::: v. t. --> To manage with skill and economy, as a housewife or other female manager; to economize.

housework ::: n. --> The work belonging to housekeeping; especially, kitchen work, sweeping, scrubbing, bed making, and the like.

housewright ::: n. --> A builder of houses.

bidale ::: n. --> An invitation of friends to drink ale at some poor man&

billet ::: n. --> A small paper; a note; a short letter.
A ticket from a public officer directing soldiers at what house to lodge; as, a billet of residence.
A small stick of wood, as for firewood.
A short bar of metal, as of gold or iron.
An ornament in Norman work, resembling a billet of wood either square or round.
A strap which enters a buckle.

black book ::: --> One of several books of a political character, published at different times and for different purposes; -- so called either from the color of the binding, or from the character of the contents.
A book compiled in the twelfth century, containing a description of the court of exchequer of England, an official statement of the revenues of the crown, etc.
A book containing details of the enormities practiced in the English monasteries and religious houses, compiled by order of

blackguard ::: n. --> The scullions and lower menials of a court, or of a nobleman&

black rod ::: --> the usher to the Chapter of the Garter, so called from the black rod which he carries. He is of the king&

blockhouse ::: n. --> An edifice or structure of heavy timbers or logs for military defense, having its sides loopholed for musketry, and often an upper story projecting over the lower, or so placed upon it as to have its sides make an angle wit the sides of the lower story, thus enabling the defenders to fire downward, and in all directions; -- formerly much used in America and Germany.
A house of squared logs.

boarder ::: n. --> One who has food statedly at another&

boathouse ::: n. --> A house for sheltering boats.

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

bonder ::: n. --> One who places goods under bond or in a bonded warehouse.
A bonding stone or brick; a bondstone.
A freeholder on a small scale.

booth ::: n. --> A house or shed built of boards, boughs, or other slight materials, for temporary occupation.
A covered stall or temporary structure in a fair or market, or at a polling place.

bordello ::: n. --> A brothel; a bawdyhouse; a house devoted to prostitution.

bordlode ::: n. --> The service formerly required of a tenant, to carry timber from the woods to the lord&

bouge ::: Jhumur: “A French word, a dirty and dark house, very unattractive and badly kept.”

bourbonism ::: n. --> The principles of those adhering to the house of Bourbon; obstinate conservatism.

bourbonist ::: n. --> One who adheres to the house of Bourbon; a legitimist.

bower bird ::: --> An Australian bird (Ptilonorhynchus violaceus / holosericeus), allied to the starling, which constructs singular bowers or playhouses of twigs and decorates them with bright-colored objects; the satin bird.

branch pilot ::: --> A pilot who has a branch or commission, as from Trinity House, England, for special navigation.

breaks up. ::: 1. Breaks into many parts; divides or become divided into pieces. 2. Dissolves, disbands, puts an end to, gives up; breaks up a house, household, etc.

brewhouse ::: n. --> A house or building appropriated to brewing; a brewery.

brewery ::: n. --> A brewhouse; the building and apparatus where brewing is carried on.

bridewell ::: n. --> A house of correction for the confinement of disorderly persons; -- so called from a hospital built in 1553 near St. Bride&

brothel ::: n. --> A house of lewdness or ill fame; a house frequented by prostitutes; a bawdyhouse.

brownie ::: n. --> An imaginary good-natured spirit, who was supposed often to perform important services around the house by night, such as thrashing, churning, sweeping.

budget ::: n. --> A bag or sack with its contents; hence, a stock or store; an accumulation; as, a budget of inventions.
The annual financial statement which the British chancellor of the exchequer makes in the House of Commons. It comprehends a general view of the finances of the country, with the proposed plan of taxation for the ensuing year. The term is sometimes applied to a similar statement in other countries.

bumper ::: n. --> A cup or glass filled to the brim, or till the liquor runs over, particularly in drinking a health or toast.
A covered house at a theater, etc., in honor of some favorite performer.
That which bumps or causes a bump.
Anything which resists or deadens a bump or shock; a buffer.

bungalow ::: n. --> A thatched or tiled house or cottage, of a single story, usually surrounded by a veranda.

burgage ::: n. --> A tenure by which houses or lands are held of the king or other lord of a borough or city; at a certain yearly rent, or by services relating to trade or handicraft.

burglary ::: n. --> Breaking and entering the dwelling house of another, in the nighttime, with intent to commit a felony therein, whether the felonious purpose be accomplished or not.

burion ::: n. --> The red-breasted house sparrow of California (Carpodacus frontalis); -- called also crimson-fronted bullfinch.

bury ::: n. --> A borough; a manor; as, the Bury of St. Edmond&

butchery ::: n. --> The business of a butcher.
Murder or manslaughter, esp. when committed with unusual barbarity; great or cruel slaughter.
A slaughterhouse; the shambles; a place where blood is shed.

butler ::: n. --> An officer in a king&

buttery ::: a. --> Having the qualities, consistence, or appearance, of butter. ::: n. --> An apartment in a house where butter, milk and other provisions are kept.
A room in some English colleges where liquors, fruit, and

byre ::: n. --> A cow house.

cabaret ::: n. --> A tavern; a house where liquors are retailed.
a type of restaurant where liquor and dinner is served, and entertainment is provided, as by musicians, dancers, or comedians, and providing space for dancing by the patrons; -- similar to a nightclub. The term cabaret is often used in the names of such an establishment.
the type of entertainment provided in a cabaret{2}.

cabin ::: 1. A small, roughly built house; a simple cottage. 2. An enclosed space; a confined area.

cabinetmaker ::: n. --> One whose occupation is to make cabinets or other choice articles of household furniture, as tables, bedsteads, bureaus, etc.

cabinetmaking ::: n. --> The art or occupation of making the finer articles of household furniture.

cabinet ::: n. --> A hut; a cottage; a small house.
A small room, or retired apartment; a closet.
A private room in which consultations are held.
The advisory council of the chief executive officer of a nation; a cabinet council.
A set of drawers or a cupboard intended to contain articles of value. Hence:
A decorative piece of furniture, whether open like an

cabin ::: n. --> A cottage or small house; a hut.
A small room; an inclosed place.
A room in ship for officers or passengers. ::: v. i. --> To live in, or as in, a cabin; to lodge.

caboose ::: n. --> A house on deck, where the cooking is done; -- commonly called the galley.
A car used on freight or construction trains for brakemen, workmen, etc.; a tool car.

cafe ::: n. --> A coffeehouse; a restaurant; also, a room in a hotel or restaurant where coffee and liquors are served.

cafeneh ::: n. --> A humble inn or house of rest for travelers, where coffee is sold.

camerlingo ::: n. --> The papal chamberlain; the cardinal who presides over the pope&

canary bird ::: --> A small singing bird of the Finch family (Serinus Canarius), a native of the Canary Islands. It was brought to Europe in the 16th century, and made a household pet. It generally has a yellowish body with the wings and tail greenish, but in its wild state it is more frequently of gray or brown color. It is sometimes called canary finch.

capitol ::: --> The temple of Jupiter, at Rome, on the Mona Capitolinus, where the Senate met.
The edifice at Washington occupied by the Congress of the United States; also, the building in which the legislature of State holds its sessions; a statehouse.

carcel lamp ::: --> A French mechanical lamp, for lighthouses, in which a superabundance of oil is pumped to the wick tube by clockwork.

carnary ::: n. --> A vault or crypt in connection with a church, used as a repository for human bones disintered from their original burial places; a charnel house.

carpenter ::: n. --> An artificer who works in timber; a framer and builder of houses, ships, etc.

casino ::: n. --> A small country house.
A building or room used for meetings, or public amusements, for dancing, gaming, etc.
A game at cards. See Cassino.

catcall ::: n. --> A sound like the cry of a cat, such as is made in playhouses to express dissatisfaction with a play; also, a small shrill instrument for making such a noise.

choused ::: imp. & p. p. --> of Chouse

chouse ::: v. t. --> To cheat, trick, defraud; -- followed by of, or out of; as, to chouse one out of his money. ::: n. --> One who is easily cheated; a tool; a simpleton; a gull.
A trick; sham; imposition.
A swindler.

cell ::: n. --> A very small and close apartment, as in a prison or in a monastery or convent; the hut of a hermit.
A small religious house attached to a monastery or convent.
Any small cavity, or hollow place.
The space between the ribs of a vaulted roof.
Same as Cella.
A jar of vessel, or a division of a compound vessel, for holding the exciting fluid of a battery.

chalet ::: n. --> A herdsman&

chamber ::: 1. Archaic or poetic: A room in a private house, esp. a bedroom. 2. An enclosed space; compartment. chamber"s, chambers, work-chamber.

chamber ::: n. --> A retired room, esp. an upper room used for sleeping; a bedroom; as, the house had four chambers.
Apartments in a lodging house.
A hall, as where a king gives audience, or a deliberative body or assembly meets; as, presence chamber; senate chamber.
A legislative or judicial body; an assembly; a society or association; as, the Chamber of Deputies; the Chamber of Commerce.
A compartment or cell; an inclosed space or cavity; as,

chargehouse ::: n. --> A schoolhouse.

charnel ::: a. --> Containing the bodies of the dead. ::: n. --> A charnel house; a grave; a cemetery.

charterhouse ::: n. --> A well known public school and charitable foundation in the building once used as a Carthusian monastery (Chartreuse) in London.

chartreuse ::: n. --> A Carthusian monastery; esp. La Grande Chartreuse, mother house of the order, in the mountains near Grenoble, France.
An alcoholic cordial, distilled from aromatic herbs; -- made at La Grande Chartreuse.

chateau ::: n. --> A castle or a fortress in France.
A manor house or residence of the lord of the manor; a gentleman&

checkroll ::: n. --> A list of servants in a household; -- called also chequer roll.

chophouse ::: n. --> A house where chops, etc., are sold; an eating house.
A customhouse where transit duties are levied.

chore ::: n. --> A small job; in the pl., the regular or daily light work of a household or farm, either within or without doors.
A choir or chorus. ::: v. i. --> To do chores.

chousing ::: p. pr. & vb. n. --> of Chouse

circulatorious ::: a. --> Travelling from house to house or from town to town; itinerant.

circumforaneous ::: a. --> Going about or abroad; walking or wandering from house to house.

clapboard ::: n. --> A narrow board, thicker at one edge than at the other; -- used for weatherboarding the outside of houses.
A stave for a cask. ::: v. t. --> To cover with clapboards; as, to clapboard the sides of a house.

clearance ::: n. --> The act of clearing; as, to make a thorough clearance.
A certificate that a ship or vessel has been cleared at the customhouse; permission to sail.
Clear or net profit.
The distance by which one object clears another, as the distance between the piston and cylinder head at the end of a stroke in a steam engine, or the least distance between the point of a cogwheel tooth and the bottom of a space between teeth of a wheel with which it

clinker-built ::: a. --> Having the side planks (af a boat) so arranged that the lower edge of each overlaps the upper edge of the plank next below it like clapboards on a house. See Lapstreak.

closet ::: n. --> A small room or apartment for retirement; a room for privacy.
A small apartment, or recess in the side of a room, for household utensils, clothing, etc. ::: v. t. --> To shut up in, or as in, a closet; to conceal.

clubhouse ::: n. --> A house occupied by a club.

cobwork ::: a. --> Built of logs, etc., laid horizontally, with the ends dovetailed together at the corners, as in a log house; in marine work, often surrounding a central space filled with stones; as, a cobwork dock or breakwater.

cocket ::: n. --> Pert; saucy.
A customhouse seal; a certified document given to a shipper as a warrant that his goods have been duly entered and have paid duty.
An office in a customhouse where goods intended for export are entered.
A measure for bread.

coffeehouse ::: n. --> A house of entertainment, where guests are supplied with coffee and other refreshments, and where men meet for conversation.

coffeeman ::: n. --> One who keeps a coffeehouse.

cognomen ::: n. --> The last of the three names of a person among the ancient Romans, denoting his house or family.
A surname.

columbarium ::: n. --> A dovecote or pigeon house.
A sepulchral chamber with niches for holding cinerary urns.

columbary ::: n. --> A dovecote; a pigeon house.

commodious ::: a. --> Adapted to its use or purpose, or to wants and necessities; serviceable; spacious and convenient; roomy and comfortable; as, a commodious house.

commoner ::: n. --> One of the common people; one having no rank of nobility.
A member of the House of Commons.
One who has a joint right in common ground.
One sharing with another in anything.
A student in the university of Oxford, Eng., who is not dependent on any foundation for support, but pays all university charges; - - at Cambridge called a pensioner.
A prostitute.

commons ::: n. pl. --> The mass of the people, as distinguished from the titled classes or nobility; the commonalty; the common people.
The House of Commons, or lower house of the British Parliament, consisting of representatives elected by the qualified voters of counties, boroughs, and universities.
Provisions; food; fare, -- as that provided at a common table in colleges and universities.
A club or association for boarding at a common table,

compartment ::: n. --> One of the parts into which an inclosed portion of space is divided, as by partitions, or lines; as, the compartments of a cabinet, a house, or a garden.
One of the sections into which the hold of a ship is divided by water-tight bulkheads.

compound ::: n. --> In the East Indies, an inclosure containing a house, outbuildings, etc.
That which is compounded or formed by the union or mixture of elements ingredients, or parts; a combination of simples; a compound word; the result of composition.
A union of two or more ingredients in definite proportions by weight, so combined as to form a distinct substance; as, water is a compound of oxygen and hydrogen.

congressman ::: n. --> A member of the Congress of the United States, esp. of the House of Representatives.

conning tower ::: n. --> The shot-proof pilot house of a war vessel.

conservatory ::: a. --> Having the quality of preserving from loss, decay, or injury. ::: n. --> That which preserves from injury.
A place for preserving anything from loss, decay, waste, or injury; particulary, a greenhouse for preserving exotic or

Contemplate, for a moment, this wondrous reply in six lines, of Satyavan to his father’s gentle scolding of Savitri.”at noon leaving this house of clay”, for in the epic his death in the forest takes place at noon, not a departure of an early morning soul or one who leaves enfolded in the dark rooms of night, but at a time when the sun is at its most brilliant, showering the earth with light.

contractor ::: n. --> One who contracts; one of the parties to a bargain; one who covenants to do anything for another; specifically, one who contracts to perform work on a rather large scale, at a certain price or rate, as in building houses or making a railroad.

convenient ::: v. i. --> Fit or adapted; suitable; proper; becoming; appropriate.
Affording accommodation or advantage; well adapted to use; handly; as, a convenient house; convenient implements or tools.
Seasonable; timely; opportune; as, a convenient occasion; a convenient season.
Near at hand; easy of access.

convent ::: v. i. --> A coming together; a meeting.
An association or community of recluses devoted to a religious life; a body of monks or nuns.
A house occupied by a community of religious recluses; a monastery or nunnery.
To meet together; to concur.
To be convenient; to serve.

cookshop ::: n. --> An eating house.

cope ::: n. --> A covering for the head.
Anything regarded as extended over the head, as the arch or concave of the sky, the roof of a house, the arch over a door.
An ecclesiastical vestment or cloak, semicircular in form, reaching from the shoulders nearly to the feet, and open in front except at the top, where it is united by a band or clasp. It is worn in processions and on some other occasions.
An ancient tribute due to the lord of the soil, out of the

cornice ::: n. --> Any horizontal, molded or otherwise decorated projection which crowns or finishes the part to which it is affixed; as, the cornice of an order, pedestal, door, window, or house.

corody ::: n. --> An allowance of meat, drink, or clothing due from an abbey or other religious house for the sustenance of such of the king&

correctioner ::: n. --> One who is, or who has been, in the house of correction.

corridor ::: n. --> A gallery or passageway leading to several apartments of a house.
The covered way lying round the whole compass of the fortifications of a place.

cortile ::: n. --> An open internal courtyard inclosed by the walls of a large dwelling house or other large and stately building.

coshering ::: n. --> A feudal prerogative of the lord of the soil entitling him to lodging and food at his tenant&

cot ::: n. --> A small house; a cottage or hut.
A pen, coop, or like shelter for small domestic animals, as for sheep or pigeons; a cote.
A cover or sheath; as, a roller cot (the clothing of a drawing roller in a spinning frame); a cot for a sore finger.
A small, rudely-formed boat.
A sleeping place of limited size; a little bed; a cradle; a piece of canvas extended by a frame, used as a bed.

cottage ::: a small, humble, single-storied house, especially in the country.

cottage ::: n. --> A small house; a cot; a hut.

countinghouse ::: v. --> Alt. of Countingroom

countingroom ::: v. --> The house or room in which a merchant, trader, or manufacturer keeps his books and transacts business.

countourhouse ::: n. --> A merchant&

countour ::: n. --> Alt. of Countourhouse

courtehouse ::: n. --> A house in which established courts are held, or a house appropriated to courts and public meetings.
A county town; -- so called in Virginia and some others of the Southern States.

court ::: n. --> An inclosed space; a courtyard; an uncovered area shut in by the walls of a building, or by different building; also, a space opening from a street and nearly surrounded by houses; a blind alley.
The residence of a sovereign, prince, nobleman, or ether dignitary; a palace.
The collective body of persons composing the retinue of a sovereign or person high in authority; all the surroundings of a sovereign in his regal state.

courtyard ::: n. --> A court or inclosure attached to a house.

crinum ::: n. --> A genus of bulbous plants, of the order Amaryllidace/, cultivated as greenhouse plants on account of their beauty.

croft ::: n. --> A small, inclosed field, adjoining a house; a small farm.

croton bug ::: --> A small, active, winged species of cockroach (Ectobia Germanica), the water bug. It is common aboard ships, and in houses in cities, esp. in those with hot-water pipes.

crowstone ::: n. --> The top stone of the gable end of a house.

culverhouse ::: n. --> A dovecote.

curia ::: n. --> One of the thirty parts into which the Roman people were divided by Romulus.
The place of assembly of one of these divisions.
The place where the meetings of the senate were held; the senate house.
The court of a sovereign or of a feudal lord; also; his residence or his household.
Any court of justice.

dahabeah ::: n. --> A Nile boat constructed on the model of a floating house, having large lateen sails.

dairy ::: n. --> The place, room, or house where milk is kept, and converted into butter or cheese.
That department of farming which is concerned in the production of milk, and its conversion into butter and cheese.
A dairy farm.

dapifer ::: n. --> One who brings meat to the table; hence, in some countries, the official title of the grand master or steward of the king&

deadhouse ::: n. --> A morgue; a place for the temporary reception and exposure of dead bodies.

debenture ::: n. --> A writing acknowledging a debt; a writing or certificate signed by a public officer, as evidence of a debt due to some person; the sum thus due.
A customhouse certificate entitling an exporter of imported goods to a drawback of duties paid on their importation.

decorator ::: n. --> One who decorates, adorns, or embellishes; specifically, an artisan whose business is the decoration of houses, esp. their interior decoration.

degarnish ::: v. t. --> To strip or deprive of entirely, as of furniture, ornaments, etc.; to disgarnish; as, to degarnish a house, etc.
To deprive of a garrison, or of troops necessary for defense; as, to degarnish a city or fort.

demesne ::: n. --> A lord&

demolition ::: n. --> The act of overthrowing, pulling down, or destroying a pile or structure; destruction by violence; utter overthrow; -- opposed to construction; as, the demolition of a house, of military works, of a town, or of hopes.

depositary ::: n. --> One with whom anything is lodged in the trust; one who receives a deposit; -- the correlative of depositor.
A storehouse; a depository.
One to whom goods are bailed, to be kept for the bailor without a recompense.

deposit ::: n. --> To lay down; to place; to put; to let fall or throw down (as sediment); as, a crocodile deposits her eggs in the sand; the waters deposited a rich alluvium.
To lay up or away for safe keeping; to put up; to store; as, to deposit goods in a warehouse.
To lodge in some one&

depository ::: n. --> A place where anything is deposited for sale or keeping; as, warehouse is a depository for goods; a clerk&

depot ::: n. --> A place of deposit for the storing of goods; a warehouse; a storehouse.
A military station where stores and provisions are kept, or where recruits are assembled and drilled.
The headquarters of a regiment, where all supplies are received and distributed, recruits are assembled and instructed, infirm or disabled soldiers are taken care of, and all the wants of the regiment are provided for.

desolate ::: a. --> Destitute or deprived of inhabitants; deserted; uninhabited; hence, gloomy; as, a desolate isle; a desolate wilderness; a desolate house.
Laid waste; in a ruinous condition; neglected; destroyed; as, desolate altars.
Left alone; forsaken; lonely; comfortless.
Lost to shame; dissolute.
Destitute of; lacking in.

dietary ::: a. --> Pertaining to diet, or to the rules of diet. ::: n. --> A rule of diet; a fixed allowance of food, as in workhouse, prison, etc.

diptera ::: n. pl. --> An extensive order of insects having only two functional wings and two balancers, as the house fly, mosquito, etc. They have a suctorial proboscis, often including two pairs of sharp organs (mandibles and maxillae) with which they pierce the skin of animals. They undergo a complete metamorphosis, their larvae (called maggots) being usually without feet.

dishouse ::: v. t. --> To deprive of house or home.

disordered ::: imp. & p. p. --> of Disorder ::: a. --> Thrown into disorder; deranged; as, a disordered house, judgment.

displenish ::: v. t. --> To deprive or strip, as a house of furniture, or a barn of stock.

ditty-bag ::: n. --> A sailor&

divan ::: n. --> A book; esp., a collection of poems written by one author; as, the divan of Hafiz.
In Turkey and other Oriental countries: A council of state; a royal court. Also used by the poets for a grand deliberative council or assembly.
A chief officer of state.
A saloon or hall where a council is held, in Oriental countries, the state reception room in places, and in the houses of the

divide ::: v. t. --> To part asunder (a whole); to sever into two or more parts or pieces; to sunder; to separate into parts.
To cause to be separate; to keep apart by a partition, or by an imaginary line or limit; as, a wall divides two houses; a stream divides the towns.
To make partition of among a number; to apportion, as profits of stock among proprietors; to give in shares; to distribute; to mete out; to share.

“ . . . 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. The Synthesis of Yoga

dodecatemory ::: n. --> A tern applied to the twelve houses, or parts, of the zodiac of the primum mobile, to distinguish them from the twelve signs; also, any one of the twelve signs of the zodiac.

domain ::: n. --> Dominion; empire; authority.
The territory over which dominion or authority is exerted; the possessions of a sovereign or commonwealth, or the like. Also used figuratively.
Landed property; estate; especially, the land about the mansion house of a lord, and in his immediate occupancy; demesne.
Ownership of land; an estate or patrimony which one has in his own right; absolute proprietorship; paramount or sovereign

domal ::: a. --> Pertaining to a house.

dome ::: n. --> A building; a house; an edifice; -- used chiefly in poetry.
A cupola formed on a large scale.
Any erection resembling the dome or cupola of a building; as the upper part of a furnace, the vertical steam chamber on the top of a boiler, etc.
A prism formed by planes parallel to a lateral axis which meet above in a horizontal edge, like the roof of a house; also, one of the planes of such a form.

domestical ::: a. --> Domestic. ::: n. --> A family; a household.

domestic ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to one&

domesticity ::: n. --> The state of being domestic; domestic character; household life.

domiciliar ::: n. --> A member of a household; a domestic.

domiculture ::: n. --> The art of house-keeping, cookery, etc.

domify ::: v. t. --> To divide, as the heavens, into twelve houses. See House, in astrological sense.
To tame; to domesticate.

doorkeeper ::: n. --> One who guards the entrance of a house or apartment; a porter; a janitor.

door ::: n. --> An opening in the wall of a house or of an apartment, by which to go in and out; an entrance way.
The frame or barrier of boards, or other material, usually turning on hinges, by which an entrance way into a house or apartment is closed and opened.
Passage; means of approach or access.
An entrance way, but taken in the sense of the house or apartment to which it leads.

doorway ::: n. --> The passage of a door; entrance way into a house or a room.

dooryard ::: n. --> A yard in front of a house or around the door of a house.

dormant ::: a. --> Sleeping; as, a dormant animal; hence, not in action or exercise; quiescent; at rest; in abeyance; not disclosed, asserted, or insisted on; as, dormant passions; dormant claims or titles.
In a sleeping posture; as, a lion dormant; -- distinguished from couchant.
A large beam in the roof of a house upon which portions of the other timbers rest or " sleep."

dormer window ::: n. --> A window pierced in a roof, and so set as to be vertical while the roof slopes away from it. Also, the gablet, or houselike structure, in which it is contained.

douane ::: n. --> A customhouse.

dovecote ::: n. --> A small house or box, raised to a considerable height above the ground, and having compartments, in which domestic pigeons breed; a dove house.

draughthouse ::: n. --> A house for the reception of waste matter; a privy.

drawlatch ::: n. --> A housebreaker or thief.

dugout ::: n. --> A canoe or boat dug out from a large log.
A place dug out.
A house made partly in a hillside or slighter elevation.

dumb-waiter ::: n. --> A framework on which dishes, food, etc., are passed from one room or story of a house to another; a lift for dishes, etc.; also, a piece of furniture with movable or revolving shelves.

dwelling-house ::: a house occupied, or intended to be occupied, as a residence.

dwelling ::: p. pr. & vb. n. --> of Dwell ::: n. --> Habitation; place or house in which a person lives; abode; domicile.

dyehouse ::: n. --> A building in which dyeing is carried on.

eavesdropper ::: n. --> One who stands under the eaves, or near the window or door of a house, to listen; hence, a secret listener.

eavesdropping ::: n. --> The habit of lurking about dwelling houses, and other places where persons meet fro private intercourse, secretly listening to what is said, and then tattling it abroad. The offense is indictable at common law.

eavesdrop ::: v. i. --> To stand under the eaves, near a window or at the door, of a house, to listen and learn what is said within doors; hence, to listen secretly to what is said in private. ::: n. --> The water which falls in drops from the eaves of a house.

economical ::: a. --> Pertaining to the household; domestic.
Relating to domestic economy, or to the management of household affairs.
Managing with frugality; guarding against waste or unnecessary expense; careful and frugal in management and in expenditure; -- said of character or habits.
Managed with frugality; not marked with waste or extravagance; frugal; -- said of acts; saving; as, an economical use of

economics ::: n. --> The science of household affairs, or of domestic management.
Political economy; the science of the utilities or the useful application of wealth or material resources. See Political economy, under Political.

economy ::: n. --> The management of domestic affairs; the regulation and government of household matters; especially as they concern expense or disbursement; as, a careful economy.
Orderly arrangement and management of the internal affairs of a state or of any establishment kept up by production and consumption; esp., such management as directly concerns wealth; as, political economy.
The system of rules and regulations by which anything is

edifice ::: n. --> A building; a structure; an architectural fabric; -- chiefly applied to elegant houses, and other large buildings; as, a palace, a church, a statehouse.

elevator ::: n. --> One who, or that which, raises or lifts up anything
A mechanical contrivance, usually an endless belt or chain with a series of scoops or buckets, for transferring grain to an upper loft for storage.
A cage or platform and the hoisting machinery in a hotel, warehouse, mine, etc., for conveying persons, goods, etc., to or from different floors or levels; -- called in England a lift; the cage or platform itself.

eligible ::: a. --> That may be selected; proper or qualified to be chosen; legally qualified to be elected and to hold office.
Worthy to be chosen or selected; suitable; desirable; as, an eligible situation for a house.

empty ::: superl. --> Containing nothing; not holding or having anything within; void of contents or appropriate contents; not filled; -- said of an inclosure, as a box, room, house, etc.; as, an empty chest, room, purse, or pitcher; an empty stomach; empty shackles.
Free; clear; devoid; -- often with of.
Having nothing to carry; unburdened.
Destitute of effect, sincerity, or sense; -- said of language; as, empty words, or threats.

enlarge ::: v. t. --> To make larger; to increase in quantity or dimensions; to extend in limits; to magnify; as, the body is enlarged by nutrition; to enlarge one&

entertain ::: v. t. --> To be at the charges of; to take or keep in one&

enter ::: v. t. --> To come or go into; to pass into the interior of; to pass within the outer cover or shell of; to penetrate; to pierce; as, to enter a house, a closet, a country, a door, etc.; the river enters the sea.
To unite in; to join; to be admitted to; to become a member of; as, to enter an association, a college, an army.
To engage in; to become occupied with; as, to enter the legal profession, the book trade, etc.

entrance ::: n. --> The act of entering or going into; ingress; as, the entrance of a person into a house or an apartment; hence, the act of taking possession, as of property, or of office; as, the entrance of an heir upon his inheritance, or of a magistrate into office.
Liberty, power, or permission to enter; as, to give entrance to friends.
The passage, door, or gate, for entering.
The entering upon; the beginning, or that with which the

entree ::: n. --> A coming in, or entrance; hence, freedom of access; permission or right to enter; as, to have the entree of a house.
In French usage, a dish served at the beginning of dinner to give zest to the appetite; in English usage, a side dish, served with a joint, or between the courses, as a cutlet, scalloped oysters, etc.

entrepot ::: n. --> A warehouse; a magazine for depositing goods, stores, etc.; a mart or place where merchandise is deposited; as, an entrepot for shipping goods in transit.

entry ::: n. --> The act of entering or passing into or upon; entrance; ingress; hence, beginnings or first attempts; as, the entry of a person into a house or city; the entry of a river into the sea; the entry of air into the blood; an entry upon an undertaking.
The act of making or entering a record; a setting down in writing the particulars, as of a transaction; as, an entry of a sale; also, that which is entered; an item.
That by which entrance is made; a passage leading into a

equal ::: a. --> Agreeing in quantity, size, quality, degree, value, etc.; having the same magnitude, the same value, the same degree, etc.; -- applied to number, degree, quantity, and intensity, and to any subject which admits of them; neither inferior nor superior, greater nor less, better nor worse; corresponding; alike; as, equal quantities of land, water, etc. ; houses of equal size; persons of equal stature or talents; commodities of equal value.
Bearing a suitable relation; of just proportion; having

esplanade ::: n. --> A clear space between a citadel and the nearest houses of the town.
The glacis of the counterscarp, or the slope of the parapet of the covered way toward the country.
A grass plat; a lawn.
Any clear, level space used for public walks or drives; esp., a terrace by the seaside.

estancia ::: n. --> A grazing; a country house.

estrepement ::: n. --> A destructive kind of waste, committed by a tenant for life, in lands, woods, or houses.

estrepe ::: v. t. --> To strip or lay bare, as land of wood, houses, etc.; to commit waste.

ewry ::: n. --> An office or place of household service where the ewers were formerly kept.

exclude ::: v. t. --> To shut out; to hinder from entrance or admission; to debar from participation or enjoyment; to deprive of; to except; -- the opposite to admit; as, to exclude a crowd from a room or house; to exclude the light; to exclude one nation from the ports of another; to exclude a taxpayer from the privilege of voting.
To thrust out or eject; to expel; as, to exclude young animals from the womb or from eggs.

exeat ::: n. --> A license for absence from a college or a religious house.
A permission which a bishop grants to a priest to go out of his diocese.

exhibit ::: v. t. --> To hold forth or present to view; to produce publicly, for inspection; to show, especially in order to attract notice to what is interesting; to display; as, to exhibit commodities in a warehouse, a picture in a gallery.
To submit, as a document, to a court or officer, in course of proceedings; also, to present or offer officially or in legal form; to bring, as a charge.
To administer as a remedy; as, to exhibit calomel.

expensive ::: a. --> Occasioning expense; calling for liberal outlay; costly; dear; liberal; as, expensive dress; an expensive house or family.
Free in expending; very liberal; especially, in a bad scene; extravagant; lavish.

factory ::: n. --> A house or place where factors, or commercial agents, reside, to transact business for their employers.
The body of factors in any place; as, a chaplain to a British factory.
A building, or collection of buildings, appropriated to the manufacture of goods; the place where workmen are employed in fabricating goods, wares, or utensils; a manufactory; as, a cotton factory.

fallowness ::: n. --> A well or opening, through the successive floors of a warehouse or manufactory, through which goods are raised or lowered.

familiary ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to a family or household; domestic.

family ::: v. t. --> The collective body of persons who live in one house, and under one head or manager; a household, including parents, children, and servants, and, as the case may be, lodgers or boarders.
The group comprising a husband and wife and their dependent children, constituting a fundamental unit in the organization of society.
Those who descend from one common progenitor; a tribe, clan, or race; kindred; house; as, the human family; the family of

fanal ::: n. --> A lighthouse, or the apparatus placed in it for giving light.

farmhouse ::: n. --> A dwelling house on a farm; a farmer&

fashion ::: n. --> The make or form of anything; the style, shape, appearance, or mode of structure; pattern, model; as, the fashion of the ark, of a coat, of a house, of an altar, etc.; workmanship; execution.
The prevailing mode or style, especially of dress; custom or conventional usage in respect of dress, behavior, etiquette, etc.; particularly, the mode or style usual among persons of good breeding; as, to dress, dance, sing, ride, etc., in the fashion.

fermerere ::: n. --> The officer in a religious house who had the care of the infirmary.

  "Find the Guide secret within you or housed in an earthly body, hearken to his voice and follow always the way that he points. At the end is the Light that fails not, the Truth that deceives not, the Power that neither strays nor stumbles, the wide freedom, the ineffable Beatitude.” Essays Divine and Human

“Find the Guide secret within you or housed in an earthly body, hearken to his voice and follow always the way that he points. At the end is the Light that fails not, the Truth that deceives not, the Power that neither strays nor stumbles, the wide freedom, the ineffable Beatitude.” Essays Divine and Human

fire ::: n. --> The evolution of light and heat in the combustion of bodies; combustion; state of ignition.
Fuel in a state of combustion, as on a hearth, or in a stove or a furnace.
The burning of a house or town; a conflagration.
Anything which destroys or affects like fire.
Ardor of passion, whether love or hate; excessive warmth; consuming violence of temper.

fixture ::: n. --> That which is fixed or attached to something as a permanent appendage; as, the fixtures of a pump; the fixtures of a farm or of a dwelling, that is, the articles which a tenant may not take away.
State of being fixed; fixedness.
Anything of an accessory character annexed to houses and lands, so as to constitute a part of them. This term is, however, quite frequently used in the peculiar sense of personal chattels annexed to

Flame, House of

fleaking ::: n. --> A light covering of reeds, over which the main covering is laid, in thatching houses.

fleshy ::: superl. --> Full of, or composed of, flesh; plump; corpulent; fat; gross.
Composed of firm pulp; succulent; as, the houseleek, cactus, and agave are fleshy plants.

foregoer ::: n. --> One who goes before another; a predecessor; hence, an ancestor&

fortilage ::: n. --> A little fort; a blockhouse.

"For what do we mean by Man? An uncreated and indestructible soul that has housed itself in a mind and body made of its own elements.” The Supramental Manifestation

“For what do we mean by Man? An uncreated and indestructible soul that has housed itself in a mind and body made of its own elements.” The Supramental Manifestation

foundation ::: n. --> The act of founding, fixing, establishing, or beginning to erect.
That upon which anything is founded; that on which anything stands, and by which it is supported; the lowest and supporting layer of a superstructure; groundwork; basis.
The lowest and supporting part or member of a wall, including the base course (see Base course (a), under Base, n.) and footing courses; in a frame house, the whole substructure of masonry.

franklin ::: a. --> An English freeholder, or substantial householder.

frater ::: n. --> A monk; also, a frater house.

fratery ::: n. --> A frater house. See under Frater.

frugal ::: n. --> Economical in the use or appropriation of resources; not wasteful or lavish; wise in the expenditure or application of force, materials, time, etc.; characterized by frugality; sparing; economical; saving; as, a frugal housekeeper; frugal of time.
Obtained by, or appropriate to, economy; as, a frugal fortune.

full ::: Compar. --> Filled up, having within its limits all that it can contain; supplied; not empty or vacant; -- said primarily of hollow vessels, and hence of anything else; as, a cup full of water; a house full of people.
Abundantly furnished or provided; sufficient in. quantity, quality, or degree; copious; plenteous; ample; adequate; as, a full meal; a full supply; a full voice; a full compensation; a house full of furniture.

fund ::: n. --> An aggregation or deposit of resources from which supplies are or may be drawn for carrying on any work, or for maintaining existence.
A stock or capital; a sum of money appropriated as the foundation of some commercial or other operation undertaken with a view to profit; that reserve by means of which expenses and credit are supported; as, the fund of a bank, commercial house, manufacturing corporation, etc.

furnace ::: n. --> An inclosed place in which heat is produced by the combustion of fuel, as for reducing ores or melting metals, for warming a house, for baking pottery, etc.; as, an iron furnace; a hot-air furnace; a glass furnace; a boiler furnace, etc.
A place or time of punishment, affiction, or great trial; severe experience or discipline.
To throw out, or exhale, as from a furnace; also, to put into a furnace.

furnish ::: v. t. --> To supply with anything necessary, useful, or appropriate; to provide; to equip; to fit out, or fit up; to adorn; as, to furnish a family with provisions; to furnish one with arms for defense; to furnish a Cable; to furnish the mind with ideas; to furnish one with knowledge or principles; to furnish an expedition or enterprise, a room or a house.
To offer for use; to provide (something); to give (something); to afford; as, to furnish food to the hungry: to furnish

furniture ::: v. t. --> That with which anything is furnished or supplied; supplies; outfit; equipment.
Articles used for convenience or decoration in a house or apartment, as tables, chairs, bedsteads, sofas, carpets, curtains, pictures, vases, etc.
The necessary appendages to anything, as to a machine, a carriage, a ship, etc.
The masts and rigging of a ship.

galleries ::: long narrow passages sometimes serving as a means of access to other parts of a house; corridors.

galley ::: n. --> A vessel propelled by oars, whether having masts and sails or not
A large vessel for war and national purposes; -- common in the Middle Ages, and down to the 17th century.
A name given by analogy to the Greek, Roman, and other ancient vessels propelled by oars.
A light, open boat used on the Thames by customhouse officers, press gangs, and also for pleasure.

gangway ::: v. i. --> A passage or way into or out of any inclosed place; esp., a temporary way of access formed of planks.
In the English House of Commons, a narrow aisle across the house, below which sit those who do not vote steadly either with the government or with the opposition.
The opening through the bulwarks of a vessel by which persons enter or leave it.
That part of the spar deck of a vessel on each side of

garden-house ::: a house built in a garden, often a smaller summer-house.

garret ::: n. --> A turret; a watchtower.
That part of a house which is on the upper floor, immediately under or within the roof; an attic.

gasoscope ::: n. --> An apparatus for detecting the presence of any dangerous gas, from a gas leak in a coal mine or a dwelling house.

gatehouse ::: n. --> A house connected or associated with a gate.

gazeebo ::: n. --> A summerhouse so situated as to command an extensive prospect.

gear ::: n. --> Clothing; garments; ornaments.
Goods; property; household stuff.
Whatever is prepared for use or wear; manufactured stuff or material.
The harness of horses or cattle; trapping.
Warlike accouterments.
Manner; custom; behavior.
Business matters; affairs; concern.

gemmary ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to gems. ::: n. --> A receptacle for jewels or gems; a jewel house; jewels or gems, collectively.

gillhouse ::: n. --> A shop where gill is sold.

ginhouse ::: n. --> A building where cotton is ginned.

glase ::: v. t. --> To furnish (a window, a house, a sash, a ease, etc.) with glass.
To incrust, cover, or overlay with a thin surface, consisting of, or resembling, glass; as, to glaze earthenware; hence, to render smooth, glasslike, or glossy; as, to glaze paper, gunpowder, and the like.
To apply thinly a transparent or semitransparent color to (another color), to modify the effect.

glasshouse ::: n. --> A house where glass is made; a commercial house that deals in glassware.

godown ::: n. --> A warehouse.

golden house

goodly ::: adv. --> Excellently. ::: superl. --> Pleasant; agreeable; desirable.
Of pleasing appearance or character; comely; graceful; as, a goodly person; goodly raiment, houses.
Large; considerable; portly; as, a goodly number.

goodman ::: n. --> A familiar appellation of civility, equivalent to "My friend", "Good sir", "Mister;" -- sometimes used ironically.
A husband; the master of a house or family; -- often used in speaking familiarly.

goodwife ::: n. --> The mistress of a house.

gossip ::: n. --> A sponsor; a godfather or a godmother.
A friend or comrade; a companion; a familiar and customary acquaintance.
One who runs house to house, tattling and telling news; an idle tattler.
The tattle of a gossip; groundless rumor. ::: v. t.

granary ::: n. --> A storehouse or repository for grain, esp. after it is thrashed or husked; a cornbouse; also (Fig.), a region fertile in grain.

grange ::: n. --> A building for storing grain; a granary.
A farmhouse, with the barns and other buildings for farming purposes.
A farmhouse of a monastery, where the rents and tithes, paid in grain, were deposited.
A farm; generally, a farm with a house at a distance from neighbors.
An association of farmers, designed to further their

great ::: superl. --> Large in space; of much size; big; immense; enormous; expanded; -- opposed to small and little; as, a great house, ship, farm, plain, distance, length.
Large in number; numerous; as, a great company, multitude, series, etc.
Long continued; lengthened in duration; prolonged in time; as, a great while; a great interval.
Superior; admirable; commanding; -- applied to

greenhouse ::: n. --> A house in which tender plants are cultivated and sheltered from the weather.

greencloth ::: n. --> A board or court of justice formerly held in the counting house of the British sovereign&

groom ::: n. --> A boy or young man; a waiter; a servant; especially, a man or boy who has charge of horses, or the stable.
One of several officers of the English royal household, chiefly in the lord chamberlain&

guardhouse ::: n. --> A building which is occupied by the guard, and in which soldiers are confined for misconduct; hence, a lock-up.

guards ::: n. pl. --> A body of picked troops; as, "The Household Guards."

guelf ::: n. --> One of a faction in Germany and Italy, in the 12th and 13th centuries, which supported the House of Guelph and the pope, and opposed the Ghibellines, or faction of the German emperors.

guest ::: n. --> A visitor; a person received and entertained in one&

gynaecium ::: n. --> The part of a large house, among the ancients, exclusively appropriated to women.

habitation ::: n. --> The act of inhabiting; state of inhabiting or dwelling, or of being inhabited; occupancy.
Place of abode; settled dwelling; residence; house.

hacienda ::: n. --> A large estate where work of any kind is done, as agriculture, manufacturing, mining, or raising of animals; a cultivated farm, with a good house, in distinction from a farming establishment with rude huts for herdsmen, etc.; -- a word used in Spanish-American regions.

hall ::: n. --> A building or room of considerable size and stateliness, used for public purposes; as, Westminster Hall, in London.
The chief room in a castle or manor house, and in early times the only public room, serving as the place of gathering for the lord&

hamesucken ::: n. --> The felonious seeking and invasion of a person in his dwelling house.

hamlet ::: n. --> A small village; a little cluster of houses in the country.

handsome ::: superl. --> Dexterous; skillful; handy; ready; convenient; -- applied to things as persons.
Agreeable to the eye or to correct taste; having a pleasing appearance or expression; attractive; having symmetry and dignity; comely; -- expressing more than pretty, and less than beautiful; as, a handsome man or woman; a handsome garment, house, tree, horse.
Suitable or fit in action; marked with propriety and

hanoverian ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to Hanover or its people, or to the House of Hanover in England. ::: n. --> A native or naturalized inhabitant of Hanover; one of the House of Hanover.

harbinger ::: n. --> One who provides lodgings; especially, the officer of the English royal household who formerly preceded the court when traveling, to provide and prepare lodgings.
A forerunner; a precursor; a messenger. ::: v. t. --> To usher in; to be a harbinger of.

harbour ::: n. 1. A sheltered port where ships can take on or discharge cargo. 2. Any place of shelter or refuge. v. 3. To give shelter or refuge to. 4. To cherish within one"s breast. 5. To house or contain. harbours, harboured, harbouring, all-harbouring.

harem ::: n. --> The apartments or portion of the house allotted to females in Mohammedan families.
The family of wives and concubines belonging to one man, in Mohammedan countries; a seraglio.

hatchery ::: n. --> A house for hatching fish, etc.

hearth ::: n. --> The pavement or floor of brick, stone, or metal in a chimney, on which a fire is made; the floor of a fireplace; also, a corresponding part of a stove.
The house itself, as the abode of comfort to its inmates and of hospitality to strangers; fireside.
The floor of a furnace, on which the material to be heated lies, or the lowest part of a melting furnace, into which the melted material settles.

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

henhouse ::: n. --> A house or shelter for fowls.

henhouses ::: pl. --> of Henhouse

“He owned the house of undivided Time.”

Her forms hide what they house and only mime

hewn ::: --> of Hew ::: a. --> Felled, cut, or shaped as with an ax; roughly squared; as, a house built of hewn logs.
Roughly dressed as with a hammer; as, hewn stone.

hoarding ::: p. pr. & vb. n. --> of Hoard ::: n. --> A screen of boards inclosing a house and materials while builders are at work.
A fence, barrier, or cover, inclosing, surrounding, or concealing something.

hobgoblin ::: n. --> A frightful goblin; an imp; a bugaboo; also, a name formerly given to the household spirit, Robin Goodfellow.

hobnail ::: n. --> A short, sharp-pointed, large-headed nail, -- used in shoeing houses and for studding the soles of heavy shoes.
A clownish person; a rustic. ::: v. t. --> To tread down roughly, as with hobnailed shoes.

hogsty ::: n. --> A pen, house, or inclosure, for hogs.

holophote ::: n. --> A lamp with lenses or reflectors to collect the rays of light and throw them in a given direction; -- used in lighthouses.

homely ::: n. --> Belonging to, or having the characteristics of, home; domestic; familiar; intimate.
Plain; unpretending; rude in appearance; unpolished; as, a homely garment; a homely house; homely fare; homely manners.
Of plain or coarse features; uncomely; -- contrary to handsome. ::: adv.

home ::: n. --> See Homelyn.

homewards ::: adv. --> Toward home; in the direction of one&

horehound ::: n. --> A plant of the genus Marrubium (M. vulgare), which has a bitter taste, and is a weak tonic, used as a household remedy for colds, coughing, etc.

horoscope ::: n. --> The representation made of the aspect of the heavens at the moment of a person&

hostelry ::: n. --> An inn; a lodging house.

hostess ::: n. --> A female host; a woman who hospitably entertains guests at her house.
A woman who entertains guests for compensation; a female innkeeper.

hostry ::: n. --> A hostelry; an inn or lodging house.
A stable for horses.

hothouse ::: n. --> A house kept warm to shelter tender plants and shrubs from the cold air; a place in which the plants of warmer climates may be reared, and fruits ripened.
A bagnio, or bathing house.
A brothel; a bagnio.
A heated room for drying green ware.

hotel-de-ville ::: n. --> A city hall or townhouse.

hotel ::: n. --> A house for entertaining strangers or travelers; an inn or public house, of the better class.
In France, the mansion or town residence of a person of rank or wealth.

housage ::: n. --> A fee for keeping goods in a house.

* Householder.

House of Days

House of Flame

housing ::: p. pr. & vb. n. --> of House ::: n. --> The act of putting or receiving under shelter; the state of dwelling in a habitation.
That which shelters or covers; houses, taken collectively.
The space taken out of one solid, to admit the insertion

hovel ::: n. --> An open shed for sheltering cattle, or protecting produce, etc., from the weather.
A poor cottage; a small, mean house; a hut.
A large conical brick structure around which the firing kilns are grouped. ::: v. t.

husband ::: n. --> The male head of a household; one who orders the economy of a family.
A cultivator; a tiller; a husbandman.
One who manages or directs with prudence and economy; a frugal person; an economist.
A married man; a man who has a wife; -- the correlative to wife.
The male of a pair of animals.

hussy ::: n. --> A housewife or housekeeper.
A worthless woman or girl; a forward wench; a jade; -- used as a term of contempt or reproach.
A pert girl; a frolicsome or sportive young woman; -- used jocosely.
A case or bag. See Housewife, 2.

huswife ::: n. --> A female housekeeper; a woman who manages domestic affairs; a thirfty woman.
A worthless woman; a hussy.
A case for sewing materials. See Housewife. ::: v. t. --> To manage with frugality; -- said of a woman.

huswifery ::: n. --> The business of a housewife; female domestic economy and skill.

hut ::: n. --> A small house, hivel, or cabin; a mean lodge or dwelling; a slightly built or temporary structure.

hygiene ::: n. --> That department of sanitary science which treats of the preservation of health, esp. of households and communities; a system of principles or rules designated for the promotion of health.

hypocaust ::: n. --> A furnace, esp. one connected with a series of small chambers and flues of tiles or other masonry through which the heat of a fire was distributed to rooms above. This contrivance, first used in bath, was afterwards adopted in private houses.

(I) An actual contact with the soul of a human being in its subtle body and transcribed to our mind by the appearance of an image or the hearing of a voice. (2) A mental formation stamped by the thoughts and fccBngs of a departed human being on the atmosphere of a pbee or locality, wandering about there or repeating itself, till that formation either exhausts itself or is dissolved by one means or another- This is the explanation of such phenomena as the haunted house in which the scenes attend- ing or surrounding or preceding a murder are repeated over and over again and many other similar phenomena. (3) A being

icicle ::: n. --> A pendent, and usually conical, mass of ice, formed by freezing of dripping water; as, the icicles on the eaves of a house.

igloo ::: n. --> An Eskimo snow house.
A cavity, or excavation, made in the snow by a seal, over its breathing hole in the ice.

illumination ::: n. --> The act of illuminating, or supplying with light; the state of being illuminated.
Festive decoration of houses or buildings with lights.
Adornment of books and manuscripts with colored illustrations. See Illuminate, v. t., 3. ::: v. t.

imaret ::: n. --> A lodging house for Mohammedan pilgrims.

imbosom ::: v. t. --> To hold in the bosom; to cherish in the heart or affection; to embosom.
To inclose or place in the midst of; to surround or shelter; as, a house imbosomed in a grove.

income ::: n. --> A coming in; entrance; admittance; ingress; infusion.
That which is caused to enter; inspiration; influence; hence, courage or zeal imparted.
That gain which proceeds from labor, business, property, or capital of any kind, as the produce of a farm, the rent of houses, the proceeds of professional business, the profits of commerce or of occupation, or the interest of money or stock in funds, etc.; revenue; receipts; salary; especially, the annual receipts of a private person,

incomer ::: n. --> One who comes in.
One who succeeds another, as a tenant of land, houses, etc.

inconvenient ::: a. --> Not becoming or suitable; unfit; inexpedient.
Not convenient; giving trouble, uneasiness, or annoyance; hindering progress or success; uncomfortable; disadvantageous; incommodious; inopportune; as, an inconvenient house, garment, arrangement, or time.

indict ::: v. t. --> To write; to compose; to dictate; to indite.
To appoint publicly or by authority; to proclaim or announce.
To charge with a crime, in due form of law, by the finding or presentment of a grand jury; to find an indictment against; as, to indict a man for arson. It is the peculiar province of a grand jury to indict, as it is of a house of representatives to impeach.

indoor ::: a. --> Done or being within doors; within a house or institution; domestic; as, indoor work.

indoors ::: adv. --> Within the house; -- usually separated, in doors.

infare ::: n. --> A house-warming; especially, a reception, party, or entertainment given by a newly married couple, or by the husband upon receiving the wife to his house.

inhabitant ::: n. --> One who dwells or resides permanently in a place, as distinguished from a transient lodger or visitor; as, an inhabitant of a house, a town, a city, county, or state.
One who has a legal settlement in a town, city, or parish; a permanent resident.

inhabit ::: v. t. --> To live or dwell in; to occupy, as a place of settled residence; as, wild beasts inhabit the forest; men inhabit cities and houses. ::: v. i. --> To have residence in a place; to dwell; to live; to abide.

inmate ::: n. --> One who lives in the same house or apartment with another; a fellow lodger; esp.,one of the occupants of an asylum, hospital, or prison; by extension, one who occupies or lodges in any place or dwelling. ::: a. --> Admitted as a dweller; resident; internal.

inn ::: n. --> A place of shelter; hence, dwelling; habitation; residence; abode.
A house for the lodging and entertainment of travelers or wayfarers; a tavern; a public house; a hotel.
The town residence of a nobleman or distinguished person; as, Leicester Inn.
One of the colleges (societies or buildings) in London, for students of the law barristers; as, the Inns of Court; the Inns of

inside ::: adv. --> Within the sides of; in the interior; contained within; as, inside a house, book, bottle, etc. ::: a. --> Being within; included or inclosed in anything; contained; interior; internal; as, the inside passengers of a stagecoach; inside decoration.

insulated ::: imp. & p. p. --> of Insulate ::: p. a. --> Standing by itself; not being contiguous to other bodies; separated; unconnected; isolated; as, an insulated house or column.
Separated from other bodies by means of nonconductors

interior ::: a. --> Being within any limits, inclosure, or substance; inside; internal; inner; -- opposed to exterior, or superficial; as, the interior apartments of a house; the interior surface of a hollow ball.
Remote from the limits, frontier, or shore; inland; as, the interior parts of a region or country. ::: n.

interval ::: n. --> A space between things; a void space intervening between any two objects; as, an interval between two houses or hills.
Space of time between any two points or events; as, the interval between the death of Charles I. of England, and the accession of Charles II.
A brief space of time between the recurrence of similar conditions or states; as, the interval between paroxysms of pain; intervals of sanity or delirium.

into ::: prep. --> To the inside of; within. It is used in a variety of applications.
Expressing entrance, or a passing from the outside of a thing to its interior parts; -- following verbs expressing motion; as, come into the house; go into the church; one stream falls or runs into another; water enters into the fine vessels of plants.
Expressing penetration beyond the outside or surface, or access to the inside, or contents; as, to look into a letter or book;

ironware ::: n. --> Articles made of iron, as household utensils, tools, and the like.

ismaelite ::: n. --> One of a sect of Mohammedans who favored the pretensions of the family of Mohammed ben Ismael, of the house Ali.

issue ::: n. --> The act of passing or flowing out; a moving out from any inclosed place; egress; as, the issue of water from a pipe, of blood from a wound, of air from a bellows, of people from a house.
The act of sending out, or causing to go forth; delivery; issuance; as, the issue of an order from a commanding officer; the issue of money from a treasury.
That which passes, flows, or is sent out; the whole quantity sent forth or emitted at one time; as, an issue of bank notes; the

I -The’thousand'petalled lotus, sahasradala, commands the higher thinking mind, houses the still higher illumined mind and at the highest opens to the intuition through which or else by an over- flooding directness the ovennind can have with the rest com- munication or .an liramediate contact,, (Colour ::: .blue with' gold light around.) i. ' j i i . n ,•,,/! i, ,i i i

jerquer ::: n. --> A customhouse officer who searches ships for unentered goods.

jerry-built ::: a. --> Built hastily and of bad materials; as, jerry-built houses.

Jhumur: “Matter is the rock but it is also the home in which the Eternal has housed himself, so there is a spiritual context as well because in matter there is the Eternal.”

joss ::: n. --> A Chinese household divinity; a Chinese idol.

ken ::: n. --> A house; esp., one which is a resort for thieves.
Cognizance; view; especially, reach of sight or knowledge. ::: n. t. --> To know; to understand; to take cognizance of.
To recognize; to descry; to discern.

kennel ::: fig. A ramshackle house; hovel; dog house.

kennel ::: n. --> The water course of a street; a little canal or channel; a gutter; also, a puddle.
A house for a dog or for dogs, or for a pack of hounds.
A pack of hounds, or a collection of dogs.
The hole of a fox or other beast; a haunt. ::: v. i.

kiosk ::: n. --> A Turkish open summer house or pavilion, supported by pillars.

kitchen ::: n. --> A cookroom; the room of a house appropriated to cookery.
A utensil for roasting meat; as, a tin kitchen. ::: v. t. --> To furnish food to; to entertain with the fare of the kitchen.

knight marshal ::: --> An officer in the household of the British sovereign, who has cognizance of transgressions within the royal household and verge, and of contracts made there, a member of the household being one of the parties.

lactary ::: a. --> Milky; full of white juice like milk. ::: n. --> a dairyhouse.

lady ::: n. --> A woman who looks after the domestic affairs of a family; a mistress; the female head of a household.
A woman having proprietary rights or authority; mistress; -- a feminine correlative of lord.
A woman to whom the particular homage of a knight was paid; a woman to whom one is devoted or bound; a sweetheart.
A woman of social distinction or position. In England, a title prefixed to the name of any woman whose husband is not of lower

landlady ::: n. --> A woman having real estate which she leases to a tenant or tenants.
The mistress of an inn or lodging house.

landlord ::: n. --> The lord of a manor, or of land; the owner of land or houses which he leases to a tenant or tenants.
The master of an inn or of a lodging house.

lantern ::: n. --> Something inclosing a light, and protecting it from wind, rain, etc. ; -- sometimes portable, as a closed vessel or case of horn, perforated tin, glass, oiled paper, or other material, having a lamp or candle within; sometimes fixed, as the glazed inclosure of a street light, or of a lighthouse light.
An open structure of light material set upon a roof, to give light and air to the interior.
A cage or open chamber of rich architecture, open below

large ::: superl. --> Exceeding most other things of like kind in bulk, capacity, quantity, superficial dimensions, or number of constituent units; big; great; capacious; extensive; -- opposed to small; as, a large horse; a large house or room; a large lake or pool; a large jug or spoon; a large vineyard; a large army; a large city.
Abundant; ample; as, a large supply of provisions.
Full in statement; diffuse; full; profuse.
Having more than usual power or capacity; having broad

lar ::: n. --> A tutelary deity; a deceased ancestor regarded as a protector of the family. The domestic Lares were the tutelar deities of a house; household gods. Hence, Eng.: Hearth or dwelling house.
A species of gibbon (Hylobates lar), found in Burmah. Called also white-handed gibbon.

lateral ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to the sides; as, the lateral walls of a house; the lateral branches of a tree.
Lying at, or extending toward, the side; away from the mesial plane; external; -- opposed to mesial.
Directed to the side; as, a lateral view of a thing.

lawn ::: n. --> An open space between woods.
Ground (generally in front of or around a house) covered with grass kept closely mown.

lodge ::: 1. To take up residence in. 2. To bring or send into a particular place or position. 3. To house or contain. 4. To be fixed; implanted. lodged.

lodgers ::: those who pay rent in return for accommodation in someone else"s house.

lord or master of the house.

Madhav: “The brilliant courtyard is the realm of the subtle-physical Matter that Aswapathy is leaving behind in his upward climb. He sees that with all its brilliant glow, this region is limited on all sides and it is only a courtyard—not yet the entrance proper—of the Mansion of Light, where the Light of God is ever manifest. Day in the spiritual symbolism signifies the reign of Light. Aswapathy seeks to enter the Order (symbolised by House) where the Light shines uninterrupted.” The Book of the Divine Mother

Madhav: “The House of Flame is the plenary manifestation of Agni, the Mystic Fire of which the Seers of the Veda speak. Here blazes the Divine Consciousness in its incandescent purity.” The Book of the Divine Mother

Man"s representative in the house of God,

Man’s representative in the house of God,

marvel ::: n. 1. Something that causes feelings of wonder, astonishment or admiration. Marvel, marvel"s, marvels. *v. 2. To become filled with wonder or astonishment. marvelled, marvelling, marvel-fraught, marvel-house, marvel-mooned, marvel-wefts. adv. marvellingly. See also: *Winged marvel

mosque ::: a Muslim house of worship.

Muse ::: “. The mystic Muse is more of an inspired Bacchante of the Dionysian wine than an orderly housewife.” Letters on Savitri

n. 1. A structure serving as a dwelling for one or more persons, especially for a family. 2.* Fig. An abode; dwelling-place. houses, marvel-house. v. 3. To be a receptacle for or repository of. 4. To shelter, keep, or store in or as if in a house; to give shelter to. *housed, housing. ::: See also dwelling-house.

not provided with, not lodged in, a house; homeless.

nursery ::: a room or area in a household set apart for the use of children.

one who occupies or owns a house. house-holder.

printing-house ::: a place where printing of books, pamphlets, etc. is done.

prison-house ::: a prison. Often fig.

repertory ::: a storehouse or repository of things available or where a stock of things is kept.

sation, impulse, etc. Reservoir of past mental impressions or storehouse of memory.

Satyavan, as Sri Aurobindo writes,”…is the soul carrying the truth of being within itself but descended into the grip of death and ignorance;”. Descended into the grip of death and ignorance, the divine realized soul, does not become ignorance but descends into death and then is saved by Savitri, the Divine Mother. After leaving his body”this house of clay” and wandering”in far-off eternities”, all the while a captive in Savitri’s “golden hands” he returns and replies to his father,

See also garden-house.

See also printing-house.

See also prison-house.

See also summer-house.

See also treasure house.

seraglios ::: the harem of a Muslim house or palace; a place in a Sultan"s palace where concubines and wives are secluded. Also fig.

Shruti: “The approach to the fiery aisle and the golden house.”

Since the Consciousness-Force of the eternal Existence is the universal creatrix, the nature of a given world will depend on whatever self-formulation of that Consciousness expresses itself in that world. Equally, for each individual being, his seeing or representation to himself of the world he lives in will depend on the poise or make which that Consciousness has assumed in him. Our human mental consciousness sees the world in sections cut by the reason and sense and put together in a formation which is also sectional; the house it builds is planned to accommodate one or another generalised formulation of Truth, but excludes the rest or admits some only as guests or dependents in the house. Overmind Consciousness is global in its cognition and can hold any number of seemingly fundamental differences together in a reconciling vision. Thus the mental reason sees Person and the Impersonal as opposites: it conceives an impersonal Existence in which person and personality are fictions of the Ignorance or temporary constructions; or, on the contrary, it can see Person as the primary reality and the impersonal as a mental abstraction or only stuff or means of manifestation. To the Overmind intelligence these are separable Powers of the one Existence which can pursue their independent self-affirmation and can also unite together their different modes of action, creating both in their independence and in their union different states of consciousness and being which can be all of them valid and all capable of coexistence. A purely impersonal existence and consciousness is true and possible, but also an entirely personal consciousness and existence; the Impersonal Divine, Nirguna Brahman, and the Personal Divine, Saguna Brahman, are here equal and coexistent aspects of the Eternal. Impersonality can manifest with person subordinated to it as a mode of expression; but, equally, Person can be the reality with impersonality as a mode of its nature: both aspects of manifestation face each other in the infinite variety of conscious Existence. What to the mental reason are irreconcilable differences present themselves to the Overmind intelligence as coexistent correlatives; what to the mental reason are contraries are to the Overmind intelligence complementaries. Our mind sees that all things are born from Matter or material Energy, exist by it, go back into it; it concludes that Matter is the eternal factor, the primary and ultimate reality, Brahman. Or it sees all as born of Life-Force or Mind, existing by Life or by Mind, going back into the universal Life or Mind, and it concludes that this world is a creation of the cosmic Life-Force or of a cosmic Mind or Logos. Or again it sees the world and all things as born of, existing by and going back to the Real-Idea or Knowledge-Will of the Spirit or to the Spirit itself and it concludes on an idealistic or spiritual view of the universe. It can fix on any of these ways of seeing, but to its normal separative vision each way excludes the others. Overmind consciousness perceives that each view is true of the action of the principle it erects; it can see that there is a material world-formula, a vital world-formula, a mental world-formula, a spiritual world-formula, and each can predominate in a world of its own and at the same time all can combine in one world as its constituent powers. The self-formulation of Conscious Force on which our world is based as an apparent Inconscience that conceals in itself a supreme Conscious-Existence and holds all the powers of Being together in its inconscient secrecy, a world of universal Matter realising in itself Life, Mind, Overmind, Supermind, Spirit, each of them in its turn taking up the others as means of its self-expression, Matter proving in the spiritual vision to have been always itself a manifestation of the Spirit, is to the Overmind view a normal and easily realisable creation. In its power of origination and in the process of its executive dynamis Overmind is an organiser of many potentialities of Existence, each affirming its separate reality but all capable of linking themselves together in many different but simultaneous ways, a magician craftsman empowered to weave the multicoloured warp and woof of manifestation of a single entity in a complex universe. …

slave ::: 1. One bound in servitude as the property of a person or household, 2. One who is abjectly subservient to a specified person or influence. 3. Fig. One who is under the domination of some habit or influence. slaves, body-slave, slave-girl.

slums ::: thickly populated neighbourhoods or districts where the houses and the conditions of life are of a squalid and wretched character.

spacious ::: 1. Of a great extent or area; broad; large; great. 2. Broad in scope, range, inclusiveness, etc. 3. Great, ample, extensive, vast. 4. Containing much space, as a house, room, or vehicle; amply large.

*(Sri Aurobindo: "And finally all is lifted up and taken into the supermind and made a part of the infinitely luminous consciousness, knowledge and experience of the supramental being, the Vijnana Purusha.” The Synthesis of Yoga*) ::: Angel of the House. The guardian spirit of the home.

Sri Aurobindo: " . . . 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. The Synthesis of Yoga

Sri Aurobindo: “So too when the seer of the house of Atri cries high to Agni, ‘O Agni, O Priest of the offering, loose from us the cords,’ he is using not only a natural, but a richly-laden image. He is thinking of the triple cord of mind, nerves and body by which the soul is bound as a victim in the great world-sacrifice, the sacrifice of the Purusha; he is thinking of the force of the divine Will already awakened and at work within him, a fiery and irresistible godhead that shall uplift his oppressed divinity and cleave asunder the cords of its bondage; he is thinking of the might of that growing Strength and inner Flame which receiving all that he has to offer carries it to its own distant and difficult home, to the high-seated Truth, to the Far, to the Secret, to the Supreme.” The Secret of the Veda

Sri Aurobindo: ". The mystic Muse is more of an inspired Bacchante of the Dionysian wine than an orderly housewife.” Letters on Savitri

summer-house ::: a residence used in summer.

tabernacle ::: 1. Any place or house of worship. 2. A temple, often the human body as a dwelling place for the soul.

Tehmi: “Here Sri Aurobindo uses the word in a unique way, as a verb; to house as in a cathedral.”

thatch ::: 1. A material as straw, rushes, leaves, or the like, used to cover roofs, etc. 2. A house roof made with a plant material (as straw). thatched.

the house consecrated lo the Divine. The transformation must be integral, and integral therefore the rejection of all that with- stands it.

The Mother (to a young person): "It is very simple, as you will see. 1) The Infinite is the inexhaustible storehouse of forces. The individual is a battery, a storage cell which runs down after use. Consecration is the wire that connects the individual battery to the infinite reserve of forces. Or 2) The Infinite is the river that flows without cease; the individual is the little pond that dries up slowly in the sun. Consecration is the canal that connects the river to the pond and prevents the pond from drying up.” Some Answers from the Mother, MCW *Vol. 16.

The Mother (to a young person): “It is very simple, as you will see. 1) The Infinite is the inexhaustible storehouse of forces. The individual is a battery, a storage cell which runs down after use. Consecration is the wire that connects the individual battery to the infinite reserve of forces. Or 2) The Infinite is the river that flows without cease; the individual is the little pond that dries up slowly in the sun. Consecration is the canal that connects the river to the pond and prevents the pond from drying up.” Some Answers from the Mother, MCW Vol. 16.

The Mother (to a young person): “It is very simple, as you will see. 1) The Infinite is the inexhaustible storehouse of forces. The individual is a battery, a storage cell which runs down after use. Consecration is the wire that connects the individual battery to the infinite reserve of forces. Or 2) The Infinite is the river that flows without cease; the individual is the little pond that dries up slowly in the sun. Consecration is the canal that connects the river to the pond and prevents the pond from drying up.” The Mother—Collected Works, Centenary Ed., Vol. 16—Some Answers from the Mother

::: The Mother (to a young person): "It is very simple, as you will see. 1) The Infinite is the inexhaustible storehouse of forces. The individual is a battery, a storage cell which runs down after use. Consecration is the wire that connects the individual battery to the infinite reserve of forces. Or 2) The Infinite is the river that flows without cease; the individual is the little pond that dries up slowly in the sun. Consecration is the canal that connects the river to the pond and prevents the pond from drying up.” The Mother - Collected Works, Centenary Ed., Vol. 16 - Some Answers from the Mother*

“The will of man works in the ignorance by a partial light or more often flickerings of light which mislead as much as they illuminate. His mind is an ignorance striving to erect standards of knowledge, his will an ignorance striving to erect standards of right, and his whole mentality as a result very much a house divided against itself, idea in conflict with idea, the will often in conflict with the ideal of right or the intellectual knowledge. The will itself takes different shapes, the will of the intelligence, the wishes of the emotional mind, the desires and the passion of the vital being, the impulsions and blind or half-blind compulsions of the nervous and the subconscient nature, and all these make by no means a harmony, but at best a precarious concord among discords. The will of the mind and life is a stumbling about in search of right force, right Tapas which can wholly be attained in its true and complete light and direction only by oneness with the spiritual and supramental being.” The Synthesis of Yoga

"To me, for instance, consciousness is the very stuff of existence and I can feel it everywhere enveloping and penetrating the stone as much as man or the animal. A movement, a flow of consciousness is not to me an image but a fact. If I wrote "His anger climbed against me in a stream", it would be to the general reader a mere image, not something that was felt by me in a sensible experience; yet I would only be describing in exact terms what actually happened once, a stream of anger, a sensible and violent current of it rising up from downstairs and rushing upon me as I sat in the veranda of the Guest-House, the truth of it being confirmed afterwards by the confession of the person who had the movement. This is only one instance, but all that is spiritual or psychological in Savitri is of that character. What is to be done under these circumstances? The mystical poet can only describe what he has felt, seen in himself or others or in the world just as he has felt or seen it or experienced through exact vision, close contact or identity and leave it to the general reader to understand or not understand or misunderstand according to his capacity. A new kind of poetry demands a new mentality in the recipient as well as in the writer.” Letters on Savitri

“To me, for instance, consciousness is the very stuff of existence and I can feel it everywhere enveloping and penetrating the stone as much as man or the animal. A movement, a flow of consciousness is not to me an image but a fact. If I wrote ’His anger climbed against me in a stream’, it would be to the general reader a mere image, not something that was felt by me in a sensible experience; yet I would only be describing in exact terms what actually happened once, a stream of anger, a sensible and violent current of it rising up from downstairs and rushing upon me as I sat in the veranda of the Guest-House, the truth of it being confirmed afterwards by the confession of the person who had the movement. This is only one instance, but all that is spiritual or psychological in Savitri is of that character. What is to be done under these circumstances? The mystical poet can only describe what he has felt, seen in himself or others or in the world just as he has felt or seen it or experienced through exact vision, close contact or identity and leave it to the general reader to understand or not understand or misunderstand according to his capacity. A new kind of poetry demands a new mentality in the recipient as well as in the writer.” Letters on Savitri

treasure house

triple cord of mind ::: Sri Aurobindo: "So too when the seer of the house of Atri cries high to Agni, ‘O Agni, O Priest of the offering, loose from us the cords," he is using not only a natural, but a richly-laden image. He is thinking of the triple cord of mind, nerves and body by which the soul is bound as a victim in the great world-sacrifice, the sacrifice of the Purusha; he is thinking of the force of the divine Will already awakened and at work within him, a fiery and irresistible godhead that shall uplift his oppressed divinity and cleave asunder the cords of its bondage; he is thinking of the might of that growing Strength and inner Flame which receiving all that he has to offer carries it to its own distant and difficult home, to the high-seated Truth, to the Far, to the Secret, to the Supreme.” *The Secret of the Veda

unhoused :::

vestibules ::: passages, halls, or antechambers between the outer door and the interior parts of a house or building.

will, human ::: Sri Aurobindo: "The will of man works in the ignorance by a partial light or more often flickerings of light which mislead as much as they illuminate. His mind is an ignorance striving to erect standards of knowledge, his will an ignorance striving to erect standards of right, and his whole mentality as a result very much a house divided against itself, idea in conflict with idea, the will often in conflict with the ideal of right or the intellectual knowledge. The will itself takes different shapes, the will of the intelligence, the wishes of the emotional mind, the desires and the passion of the vital being, the impulsions and blind or half-blind compulsions of the nervous and the subconscient nature, and all these make by no means a harmony, but at best a precarious concord among discords. The will of the mind and life is a stumbling about in search of right force, right Tapas which can wholly be attained in its true and complete light and direction only by oneness with the spiritual and supramental being.” *The Synthesis of Yoga

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1:Your treasure house is in yourself; it contains all you need." ~ Hui Hai,
2:In a rich man's house there is no place to spit but his face.
   ~ Diogenes,
3:Within your own house dwells the treasury of joy; so why do you go begging door to door." ~ Sufi saying,
4:Ah, the patter of little feet around the house. There's nothing like having a midget for a butler. ~ W C Fields,
5:Absence is a house so vast that inside you will pass through its walls and hang pictures on the air. ~ Pablo Neruda,
sleep if you please
at my house
~ Jijun, @BashoSociety
7:Along my journey through this transitory world New Year's house cleaning. ~ Matsuo Basho, 1644-1694,
8:Although the wind
   blows terribly here,
   the moonlight also leaks
   between the roof planks
   of this ruined house.
   ~ Izumi Shikibu,
9:her shadow walking
through the house
new moon
~ Ogawa, @BashoSociety
10:In my Father's house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? ~ Anonymous, The Bible, John, 14:2,
11:a warm sun
on a secluded house
in a withered field
~ Ogawa, @BashoSociety
12:a house
without wine
evening frost
~ Kobayashi Issa, @BashoSociety
13:Time was Eternity's transparent robe. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The House of the Spirit and the New Creation,
14:The Word that ushers divine experience ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The House of the Spirit and the New Creation,
15:This darkness hides our nobler destiny. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The House of the Spirit and the New Creation,
16:Worlds were many, but the Self was one. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The House of the Spirit and the New Creation,
17:an empty nest
how lonely
the house next door
~ Matsuo Basho, @BashoSociety
18:O friend, I hope this road we are traveling goes by the wine house, for we're thirsty and needing a drink that lies behind that door. ~ Hafiz,
19:pine wind
through the house
departing autumn
~ Matsuo Basho, @BashoSociety
20:Is here and in the pleasant house He chose
To harbour God. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems, The Rishi,
21:The senses there were outlets of the soul; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The House of the Spirit and the New Creation,
22:Rabia Basri (may Allah be pleased with her) was asked about Jannah, she replied:
  The Owner of the house comes before the house. ~ Ihya Ulum al-Din, Book 36,
23:For instance, that a white-man happens to be a builder is only an accidental cause of the house ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ScG 3.14).,
24:pine tree wind
through the house
autumn departing
~ Matsuo Basho, @BashoSociety
25:a house for sale
very peaceful
withered roses
~ Kobayashi Issa, @BashoSociety
26:Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, [then] I will enter his house and dine with him, and he with me." ~ Revelation 3:20,
27:Whoever you are, go out into the evening, leaving your room, of which you know every bit; your house is the last before the infinite, whoever you are. ~ Rainer Maria Rilke,
28:a hot bath in
a secluded house
cicadas in the forest
~ Kobayashi Issa, @BashoSociety
29:As an elephant entering a hut makes it totter, similarly an intense love for God pulls down the frail house called the human body. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
30:God is one, but many are God's aspects. Just as the master of the house appears as father, brother, or husband to those around him. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
31:As in a house with a sound roof the lain cannot penetrate, so in a mind where meditation dwells passion cannot enter. ~ Dhammapada, the Eternal Wisdom
32:His knowledge dwells in the house of Ignorance; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, 02.05,
33:Of luxury, the Sattvic devotee has none, either in food or dress, no show in his house of furniture and never seeking to rise in this world ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
34:The Sattvic devotee performs his devotions in secret. Of luxury he has none, either in food or dress, and no show in his house of furniture. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
35:Our mind is a house haunted by the slain past,
Ideas soon mummified, ghosts of old truths, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, In the Self of Mind,
36:A spark of the eternal Fire, it came
To build a house in Matter for the Unborn. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems, The Miracle of Birth,
37:Called back her thoughts from speech to sit within
In a deep room in meditation's house. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Debate of Love and Death,
38:Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation and every city cur house divided against itself shall not stand. ~ Matthew XII. 25, the Eternal Wisdom
39:The guardians of Eternity keep its law
For ever fixed upon Truth's giant base ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The House of the Spirit and the New Creation,
40:At first sin is a stranger in the soul; then it becomes a guest; and when we are habituated to it, it becomes as if the master of the house. ~ Tolstoi, the Eternal Wisdom
41:Phenomenon built Reality's summer-house
On the beaches of the sea of Infinity. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The House of the Spirit and the New Creation,
42:Imagination's great ensorcelling rod
Summoned the unknown and gave to it a home, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The House of the Spirit and the New Creation,
43:Armed with the intuition of a bliss
To which some moved tranquillity was the key, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The House of the Spirit and the New Creation,
44:Came Reason, the squat godhead artisan,
To her narrow house upon a ridge in Time. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Little Mind,
45:He tore desire up from its bleeding roots
And offered to the gods the vacant place. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The House of the Spirit and the New Creation,
46:There Matter is the Spirit's firm density,
An artistry of glad outwardness of self. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The House of the Spirit and the New Creation,
47:This now he willed to discover and exile,
   The element in him betraying God.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The House of the Spirit and the New Creation, [T5],
48:Do nothing at all without the beginning of prayer. Seal all your doings, my child, with the sign of the living cross. Do not go out the door of your house till you have signed the cross. ~ Saint Ephrem of Syria,
49:It waited for the fiat of the Word
That comes through the still self from the Supreme. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The House of the Spirit and the New Creation,
50:When you really look for me, you will see me instantly— you will find me in the tiniest house of time. Kabir says: Student, tell me what is God? He is the breath inside the breath." ~ Kabir,
51:It made of Space a marvel house of God,
It poured through Time its works of ageless might, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The House of the Spirit and the New Creation,
52:There substance was a resonant harp of self,
A net for the constant lightnings of the spirit, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The House of the Spirit and the New Creation,
53:The Sole in its solitude yearned towards the All
And the Many turned to look back at the One. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The House of the Spirit and the New Creation,
54:Love Allah for the blessings by which He nourishes you, love me for the love of Allah, and love the people of my house for the love of me." ~ The Noble Messenger of Allah ﷺ, @Sufi_Path
55:I ascribe to Mark Twain's theory that the last person who should be President is the one who wants it the most. The one who should be picked is the one who should be dragged kicking and screaming into the White House. ~ Bill Hicks,
56:The Immanent lives in man as in his house;
He has made the universe his pastime's field,
A vast gymnasium of his works of might. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Secret Knowledge,
57:One fine, pure-seeming falsehood,
Admitted, opens door to all his naked
And leprous family; in, in, they throng
And breed the house quite full. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Plays and Stories, Act III,
58:Knew death for a cellar of the house of life,
In destruction felt creation's hasty pace. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The World of Falsehood, the Mother of Evil and the Sons of Darkness,
59:Meditate, then, at all times on the things of God, and speak the things of God, when you sit in your house. By house we can understand the Church, or the secret place within us, so that we are to speak within ourselves. ~ Saint Ambrose,
60:Hard is the way to the Eternal for the mind-born will of the mortal
Bound by the body and life to the gait of the house-burdened turtle. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems, Ahana,
61:You alone can undo the evil you have created. Your own callous selfishness is at the root of it. Put first your own house in order and you will see that your work is done. ~ Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj,
62:Intense, one-pointed, monumental, lone,
Patient he sat like an incarnate hope
Motionless on a pedestal of prayer. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The House of the Spirit and the New Creation,
63:Let men blame him or praise, let fortune enter his house or go forth from it, let death come to him today or late, the man of firm mind never deviates from the straight path. ~ Bhartrihari, the Eternal Wisdom
64:Then through a tunnel dug in the last rock
She came out where there shone a deathless sun.
A house was there all made of flame and light ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Finding of the Soul,
65:The Inconscient too is infinite;
The more its abysses we insist to sound,
The more it stretches, stretches endlessly. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The House of the Spirit and the New Creation,
66:All here gathers beneath one golden sky:
The Powers that build the cosmos station take
In its house of infinite possibility; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Dream Twilight of the Earthly Real,
67:As one can go up to the top of a house by means of a ladder, a bamboo or a flight of stairs, so are there various means for approaching the Eternal and each religion in the world shows only one of such means. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
68:In a veiled Nature's hallowed secrecies
It burns for ever on the altar Mind,
Its priests the souls of dedicated gods,
Humanity its house of sacrifice. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Heavens of the Ideal,
69:There Mind, a splendid sun of vision's rays,
Shaped substance by the glory of its thoughts
And moved amidst the grandeur of its dreams. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The House of the Spirit and the New Creation,
70:Appealing to the soul and not the eye
Beauty lived there at home in her own house,
There all was beautiful by its own right
And needed not the splendour of a robe. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The World-Soul,
71:In a certain way, sadness is like dung. Dung, not consigned to its proper place, is filth; dung, not consigned to its proper place, makes a house unclean; but, in its place, it makes a field fertile. ~ Saint Augustine of Hippo,
72:Do not be carried away by name and fame. You can renounce your wife, children, parents, house, friends, and relatives. It is very, very difficult to renounce the intellectual pleasure, the pleasure from name and fame. I seriously warn you. ~ Swami Sivananda Saraswati,
73:'Son of man, I have appointed you as watchman to the house of Israel.' ~ Note that Ezekiel, whom the Lord sent to preach his word, is described as a watchman. Now a watchman always takes up his position on the heights so that he can see from a distance whatever approaches.,
74:As one can go up to the top of a house by means of a ladder, a bamboo or a flight of stairs, so are there various means for approaching the Eternal and each religion in the world shows only one of such means. ~ Ramakrishss, the Eternal Wisdom
75:I am the giver of the bowl of rice,
I am the worshipped Angel of the House.
I am in all that suffers and that cries. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, 07.04 - The Triple Soul-Forces,
76:Scripture tells you: You shall speak of these commandments when you sit in your house, and when you walk along the way, and when you lie down, and when you get up. Let us then speak of the Lord Jesus, for he is wisdom, he is the word, the Word indeed of God. ~ Saint Ambrose,
77:Form in its heart of silence recondite
    Hides the significance of His mystery,
    Form is the wonder-house of eternity,
A cavern of the deathless Eremite. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems, Form,
78:Speak w/ prudence to avoid falling into sin as by excess of talking. When you sit in your house, speak to yourself as if you were a judge. When you walk along the way, speak so as never to be idle. You speak along the way if you speak in Christ, for Christ is the way. ~ Saint Ambrose,
79:When blessed Mary was to be called from the world, the Apostles gathered to her house from their different regions. And when they had heard that she was to be taken from the world, together they kept watch with her; and lo, the Lord Jesus came with His angels ~ Saint Gregory of Tours,
80:One has no reason to regret when one dies, when one has lost money, property or house; all that does not belong to the man. One should have regret when man loses his real good, his greatest happiness: the faculty of loving. ~ Tolstoi, the Eternal Wisdom
Two beings he was, one wide and free above,
One struggling, bound, intense, its portion here.
A tie between them still could bridge two worlds; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The House of the Spirit and the New Creation,
82:I shall not die.
    Although this body, when the spirit tires
    Of its cramped residence, shall feed the fires,
My house consumes, not I. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems, The Triumph-Song of Trishuncou,
83:This evil Nature housed in human hearts,
A foreign inhabitant, a dangerous guest:
The soul that harbours it it can dislodge,
Expel the householder, possess the house. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Parable of the Search for the Soul,
84:A hidden Bliss is at the root of things.
A mute Delight regards Time's countless works:
To house God's joy in things Space gave wide room,
To house God's joy in self our souls were born. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Debate of Love and Death,
85:Man's house of life holds not the gods alone:
There are occult Shadows, there are tenebrous Powers,
Inhabitants of life's ominous nether rooms,
A shadowy world's stupendous denizens. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Parable of the Search for the Soul,
86:It matters not if you live the life of a house-holder, only you must fix your mind on God. Do your work with one hand, and hold the feet of the Lord with the other. When you have no work in the world to do, hold His feet fast to your heart with both your hands. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
87:A soul shall wake in the Inconscient's house;
The mind shall be God-vision's tabernacle,
The body intuition's instrument,
And life a channel for God's visible power. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Eternal Day, The Soul's Choice and the Supreme Consummation,
88:A human thing on earth,
A lump of Matter, a house of closed sight,
A mind compelled to think out ignorance,
A life-force pressed into a camp of works
And the material world her limiting field. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Entry into the Inner Countries,
89:But the soul grows concealed within its house;
It gives to the body its strength and magnificence;
It follows aims in an ignorant aimless world,
It lends significance to earth's meaningless life. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Dream Twilight of the Earthly Real,
90:Question me now about all other matters, but do not ask who I am, for fear you may increase in my heart it's burden of sorrow as I think back; I am very full of grief, and I should not sit in the house of somebody else with my lamentation and wailing. It is not good to go on mourning forever. ~ Homer,
91:There is nothing wrong in the life of the world. There is no harm in that. But always keep your mind, on God. Know for certain that house, family & property are not yours. They are God's. Your real home is in God.' pray always with a longing heart for love of God's Lotus Feet ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
92:There is nothing wrong in the life of the world. There is no harm in that. But always keep your mind, on God. Know for certain that house, family & property are not yours. They are God's. Your real home is in God.' pray always with a longing heart for love of God's Lotus Feet. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
93:In the texture of our bound humanity
He felt the stark resistance huge and dumb
Of our inconscient and unseeing base,
The stubborn mute rejection in life's depths,
The ignorant No in the origin of things. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The House of the Spirit and the New Creation,
94:The Spirit's white neutrality became
A playground of miracles, a rendezvous
For the secret powers of a mystic Timelessness:
It made of Space a marvel house of God,
It poured through Time its works of ageless might. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The House of the Spirit and the New Creation,
95:A world that knows not its inhabiting Self
Labours to find its cause and need to be;
A spirit ignorant of the world it made,
Obscured by Matter, travestied by Life,
Struggles to emerge, to be free, to know and reign; ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The House of the Spirit and the New Creation,
96:All seemed a vainly teeming vast
Upheld by a deluded Energy
To a spectator self-absorbed and mute,
Careless of the unmeaning show he watched,
Regarding the bizarre procession pass
Like one who waits for an expected end. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The House of the Spirit and the New Creation,
97:Existence found its truth on Oneness' breast
And each became the self and space of all.
The great world-rhythms were heart-beats of one Soul,
To feel was a flame-discovery of God,
All mind was a single harp of many strings, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The House of the Spirit and the New Creation,
98:Don't go outside your house to see the flowers.
My friend, don't bother with that excursion.
Inside your body there are flowers.
One flower has a thousand petals.
That will do for a place to sit.
Sitting there you will have a glimpse of beauty
inside the body and out of it,
before gardens and after gardens. ~ Kabir,
99:The master of existence lurks in us
   And plays at hide-and-seek with his own Force;
   In Nature's instrument loiters secret God.
   The immanent lives in man as his house;
   He has made the universe his pastime's field,
   A vast gymnasium of his works of might.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Secret Knowledge,
100:The house of the Divine is not closed to any who knock sincerely at its gates, whatever their past stumbles and errors. Human virtues and human errors are bright and darkwrappings of a divine element within which once it pierces the veil, can burn through both towards the heights of the Spirit.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters On Yoga - II,
101:A shadowy unity with a vanished past
Treasured in an old-world frame was lurking there,
Secret, unnoted by the illumined mind,
And in subconscious whispers and in dream
Still murmured at the mind's and spirit's choice.
Its treacherous elements sp ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The House of the Spirit and the New Creation,
102:Divine Mother, I have had a feeling of wanting to move into a separate house lately. I do not know whether I am right in this. May I have your divine guidance in this?

   Exterior things must be of little importance when one does 'sadhana'. The needed inner peace can be established in any surroundings. With love and blessings.
   ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II,
103:Those who dedicate themselves to the processes of discipline and self improvement set down by the old masters, are preparing themselves to enter the house of wisdom by the proper gate. On the other hand, such foolish mortals as believe they can breathe, chant, intone, psychologize or affirm themselves into a state of all knowing are trying to pick locks for which they have not filed the key. ~ Manly P Hall,
104:All worshipped marvellingly, none dared to claim.
Her mind sat high pouring its golden beams,
Her heart was a crowded temple of delight.
A single lamp lit in perfection's house,
A bright pure image in a priestless shrine,
Midst those encircling lives her spirit dwelt,
Apart in herself until her hour of fate. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, 4:2,
105:Are you looking for me?
I am in the next seat.

My shoulder is against
your own neck

You won't find me in the mosque
or the sadhus temple.

You wont find me in holy books
or behind the lips of priests.

Nor in eating nothing but vegetables

You will find me in the tiniest house of time.

Kabir says : Student, tell me, what is God?

He is the breath inside the breath.... ~ Kabir,
106:15-Look, I am with you, and I will watch over you wherever you go, and I will bring you back to this land. For I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you."
16-When Jacob woke up, he thought, "Surely the LORD is in this place, and I was unaware of it."
17-And he was afraid and said, "How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God; this is the gate of heaven!"... ~ Anonymous, The Bible, Genesis, 28:16, Berean Study Bible,
107:The Last Invocation

At the last, tenderly,
From the walls of the powerful, fortress'd house,
From the clasp of the knitted locks-from the keep of the well-closed doors,
Let me be wafted.

Let me glide noiselessly forth;
With the key of softness unlock the locks-with a whisper,
Set ope the doors, O Soul!

Tenderly! be not impatient!
(Strong is your hold, O mortal flesh!
Strong is your hold, O love.) ~ Walt Whitman,
108:He tore desire up from its bleeding roots
   And offered to the gods the vacant place.
   Thus could he bear the touch immaculate.
   A last and mightiest transformation came.
   His soul was all in front like a great sea
   Flooding the mind and body with its waves;
   His being, spread to embrace the universe,
   United the within and the without To make of life a cosmic harmony,
   An empire of the immanent Divine.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The House of the Spirit and the New Creation,
109:Freedom from pride and arrogance, harmlessness, patience, sincerity, purity, constancy, self-control, indifference to the objects of sense, absence of egoism,...freedom from attachment to son and wife and house, constant equality of heart towards desirable or undesirable events, love of solitude and withdrawal from the crowd, perpetual knowledge of the Supreme and study of the principles of things, this is knowledge; what is contrary in nature to this, is ignorance. ~ Bhagavad Gita, the Eternal Wisdom
110:I was in Nashville, Tennesee last year. After the show I went to a Waffle House. I'm not proud of it, I was hungry. And I'm alone, I'm eating and I'm reading a book, right? Waitress walks over to me: 'Hey, whatcha readin' for?' Isn't that the weirdest fuckin' question you've ever heard? Not what am I reading, but what am I reading FOR? Well, godammit, ya stumped me! Why do I read? Well . . . hmmm . . . I dunno . . . I guess I read for a lot of reasons and the main one is so I don't end up being a fuckin' waffle waitress. ~ Bill Hicks,
111:The Maze is an old Native myth. The Maze itself is the sum of a man's life. The choices he makes, the dreams he hangs onto. And there at the center there's a legendary man who had been killed over and over again countless times. But always clawed his way back to life. The man returned for a last time to vanquish all his oppressors in a tireless fury. Built a house and around that house he built a maze so complicated only he could navigate through it. I reckon he's seen enough fighting.
   ~ Jonathan Nolan & Lisa Joy, Westworld, Teddy to the Man in Black,
112:When a nation which has long groaned under the intolerable yoke of a tyrant rises at last and throws off its chains, do you call that weakness? The man who, to rescue his house from the flames, finds his physical strength redoubled, so that he lifts burdens with ease which in the absence of excitement he could scarcely move; he who under the rage of an insult attacks and puts to flight half a score of his enemies,-are such persons to be called weak? My good friend, if resistance be strength, how can the highest degree of resistance be a weakness? ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,
113:823. Should you think of God only at the time of meditation and remain forgetful of Him at all other times? Have you not noticed how during Durga Puja a lamp is kept constantly burning near the image? It should never be allowed to go out. If ever it is extinguished, the house-holder meets with some mishap. Similarly, after installing the Deity on the lotus of your heart, you must keep the lamp of remembering Him ever burning. While engaged in the affairs of the world, you should constantly turn your gaze inwards and see whether the lamp is burning or not. ~ Sri Ramakrishna, Sayings of Sri Ramakrishna,
114:I met a lot of things on the way that astonished me. Tom Bombadil I knew already; but I had never been to Bree. Strider sitting in the corner at the inn was a shock, and I had no more idea who he was than had Frodo. The Mines of Moria had been a mere name; and of Lothloriene no word had reached my mortal ears till I came there. Far away I knew there were the Horselords on the confines of an ancient Kingdom of Men, but Fanghorn Forest was an unforeseen adventure. I had never heard of the House of Eorl nor of the Stewards of Gondor. Most disquieting of all, Saruman had never been revealed to me, and I was as mystefied as Frodo at Gandalf's failure to appear on September 22. ~ J.R.R. Tolkien, in a letter to W.H. Auden, June 7, 1955"
115:Is it such a fast that I have chosen? a day for a man to afflict his soul? is it to bow down his head as a bulrush and to spread sackcloth and ashes under him? wilt thou call this a fast and an acceptable day to the Lord? Is not this the fast that I have chosen? to loose the bonds of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke?Is it not to deal thy bread to the hungry, and that thou bring the poor that are cast out to thy house? when thou seest the naked, that thou cover him and that thou hide not thyself from thine own kind? Then shall thy light break forth as the morning and thy health shall spring forth speedily. ~ Isaiah, the Eternal Wisdom
116:Imagine yourself as a living house. God comes in to rebuild that house. At first, perhaps, you can understand what He is doing. He is getting the drains right and stopping the leaks in the roof and so on; you knew that those jobs needed doing and so you are not surprised. But presently He starts knocking the house about in a way that hurts abominably and does not seem to make any sense. What on earth is He up to? The explanation is that He is building quite a different house from the one you thought of - throwing out a new wing here, putting on an extra floor there, running up towers, making courtyards. You thought you were being made into a decent little cottage: but He is building a palace. He intends to come and live in it Himself. ~ C S Lewis,
117:Systematic study of chemical and physical phenomena has been carried on for many generations and these two sciences now include: (1) knowledge of an enormous number of facts; (2) a large body of natural laws; (3) many fertile working hypotheses respecting the causes and regularities of natural phenomena; and finally (4) many helpful theories held subject to correction by further testing of the hypotheses giving rise to them. When a subject is spoken of as a science, it is understood to include all of the above mentioned parts. Facts alone do not constitute a science any more than a pile of stones constitutes a house, not even do facts and laws alone; there must be facts, hypotheses, theories and laws before the subject is entitled to the rank of a science. ~ Alfred Korzybski, Manhood of Humanity,
118:At her will the inscrutable Supermind leans down
To guide her force that feels but cannot know,
Its breath of power controls her restless seas
And life obeys the governing Idea.
At her will, led by a luminous Immanence
The hazardous experimenting Mind
Pushes its way through obscure possibles
Mid chance formations of an unknowing world.
Our human ignorance moves towards the Truth
That Nescience may become omniscient,
Transmuted instincts shape to divine thoughts,
Thoughts house infallible immortal sight
And Nature climb towards God's identity.
The Master of the worlds self-made her slave
Is the executor of her fantasies:
She has canalised the seas of omnipotence;
She has limited by her laws the Illimitable.
~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Glory and the Fall of Life,
119:2. Refusal of the Call:Often in actual life, and not infrequently in the myths and popular tales, we encounter the dull case of the call unanswered; for it is always possible to turn the ear to other interests. Refusal of the summons converts the adventure into its negative. Walled in boredom, hard work, or 'culture,' the subject loses the power of significant affirmative action and becomes a victim to be saved. His flowering world becomes a wasteland of dry stones and his life feels meaningless-even though, like King Minos, he may through titanic effort succeed in building an empire or renown. Whatever house he builds, it will be a house of death: a labyrinth of cyclopean walls to hide from him his minotaur. All he can do is create new problems for himself and await the gradual approach of his disintegration. ~ Joseph Campbell, The Hero with a Thousand Faces,
120:Driven by her breath across life's tossing deep,
Through the thunder's roar and through the windless hush,
Through fog and mist where nothing more is seen,
He carries her sealed orders in his breast.
Late will he know, opening the mystic script,
Whether to a blank port in the Unseen
He goes or, armed with her fiat, to discover
A new mind and body in the city of God
And enshrine the Immortal in his glory's house
And make the finite one with Infinity.
Across the salt waste of the endless years
Her ocean winds impel his errant boat,
The cosmic waters plashing as he goes,
A rumour around him and danger and a call.
Always he follows in her force's wake.
He sails through life and death and other life,
He travels on through waking and through sleep. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, 1:4,
121:Drink water from the spring where the horse drinks. A horse will never drink bad water.
Make your bed where the cat sleeps.
Eat the fruit that was touched by the worm.
Freely pick the mushrooms on which the insects sit.
Plant your tree where the mole digs.
Build your house where the snake suns itself.
Dig your well where the birds build their nests in hot weather.
Go to sleep and wake up with the chickens and you will reap the golden grain of the day.
Eat more green vegetables, and you will have strong legs and an enduring heart.
Swim more often and you will feel on land like a fish in the water.
Look at the skies more often and not at your feet, and your thoughts will be clear and light.
Keep silent more often, speak less, and silence will reign in your soul, and your spirit will be calm and peaceful.
~ Saint Seraphim of Sarov in Georgia,
122:When ye look at me I am an idle, idle man; when I look at myself I am a busy, busy man. Since upon the plain of uncreated infinity I am building, building the tower of ecstasy, I have no time for building houses. Since upon the steppe of the void of truth I am breaking, breaking the savage fetter of suffering, I have no time for ploughing family land. Since at the bourn of unity ineffable I am subduing, subduing the demon-foe of self, I have no time for subduing angry foe-men. Since in the palace of mind which transcends duality I am waiting, waiting for spiritual experience as my bride, I have no time for setting up house. Since in the circle of the Buddhas of my body I am fostering, fostering the child of wisdom, I have no time for fostering snivelling children. Since in the frame of the body, the seat of all delight, I am saving, saving precious instruction and reflection, I have no time for saving wordly wealth. ~ Jetsun Milarepa, Songs of Milarepa,
123:She sets the hard inventions of her brain
In a pattern of eternal fixity:
Indifferent to the cosmic dumb demand,
Unconscious of too close realities,
Of the unspoken thought, the voiceless heart,
She leans to forge her credos and iron codes
And metal structures to imprison life
And mechanic models of all things that are.
For the world seen she weaves a world conceived:
She spins in stiff but unsubstantial lines
Her gossamer word-webs of abstract thought,
Her segment systems of the Infinite,
Her theodicies and cosmogonic charts
And myths by which she explains the inexplicable.
At will she spaces in thin air of mind
Like maps in the school-house of intellect hung,
Forcing wide Truth into a narrow scheme,
Her numberless warring strict philosophies;
Out of Nature's body of phenomenon
She carves with Thought's keen edge in rigid lines,
Like rails for the World-Magician's power to run, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri,
124:Over and over again I sail towards joy, which is never in the room with me, but always near me, across the way, like those rooms full of gayety one sees from the street, or the gayety in the street one sees from a window. Will I ever reach joy? It hides behind the turning merry-go-round of the traveling circus. As soon as I approach it, it is no longer joy. Joy is a foam, an illumination. I am poorer and hungrier for the want of it. When I am in the dance, joy is outside in the elusive garden. When I am in the garden, I hear it exploding from the house. When I am traveling, joy settles like an aurora borealis over the land I leave. When I stand on the shore I see it bloom on the flag of a departing ship. What joy? Have I not possessed it? I want the joy of simple colors, street organs, ribbons, flags, not a joy that takes my breath away and throws me into space alone where no one else can breathe with me, not the joy that comes from a lonely drunkenness. There are so many joys, but I have only known the ones that come like a miracle, touching everything with light. ~ Anais Nin,
125:On the back part of the step, toward the right, I saw a small iridescent sphere of almost unbearable brilliance. At first I thought it was revolving; then I realised that this movement was an illusion created by the dizzying world it bounded. The Aleph's diameter was probably little more than an inch, but all space was there, actual and undiminished. Each thing (a mirror's face, let us say) was infinite things, since I distinctly saw it from every angle of the universe. I saw the teeming sea; I saw daybreak and nightfall; I saw the multitudes of America; I saw a silvery cobweb in the center of a black pyramid; I saw a splintered labyrinth (it was London); I saw, close up, unending eyes watching themselves in me as in a mirror; I saw all the mirrors on earth and none of them reflected me; I saw in a backyard of Soler Street the same tiles that thirty years before I'd seen in the entrance of a house in Fray Bentos; I saw bunches of grapes, snow, tobacco, lodes of metal, steam; I saw convex equatorial deserts and each one of their grains of sand... ~ Jorge Luis Borges, The Aleph,
126:To us poetry is a revel of intellect and fancy, imagination a plaything and caterer for our amusement, our entertainer, the nautch-girl of the mind. But to the men of old the poet was a seer, a revealer of hidden truths, imagination no dancing courtesan but a priestess in God's house commissioned not to spin fictions but to image difficult and hidden truths; even the metaphor or simile in the Vedic style is used with a serious purpose and expected to convey a reality, not to suggest a pleasing artifice of thought. The image was to these seers a revelative symbol of the unrevealed and it was used because it could hint luminously to the mind what the precise intellectual word, apt only for logical or practical thought or to express the physical and the superficial, could not at all hope to manifest. To them this symbol of the Creator's body was more than an image, it expressed a divine reality. Human society was for them an attempt to express in life the cosmic Purusha who has expressed himself otherwise in the material and the supraphysical universe. Man and the cosmos are both of them symbols and expressions of the same hidden Reality.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Human Cycle, Chapter 1, The Cycle of Society,
127:To See a World...

To see a World in a Grain of Sand
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower,
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
And Eternity in an hour.

A Robin Redbreast in a Cage
Puts all Heaven in a Rage.
A dove house fill'd with doves and pigeons
Shudders Hell thro' all its regions.
A Dog starv'd at his Master's Gate
Predicts the ruin of the State.
A Horse misus'd upon the Road
Calls to Heaven for Human blood.
Each outcry of the hunted Hare
A fiber from the Brain does tear.

He who shall train the Horse to War
Shall never pass the Polar Bar.
The Beggar's Dog and Widow's Cat,
Feed them and thou wilt grow fat.
The Gnat that sings his Summer song
Poison gets from Slander's tongue.
The poison of the Snake and Newt
Is the sweat of Envy's Foot.

A truth that's told with bad intent
Beats all the Lies you can invent.
It is right it should be so;
Man was made for Joy and Woe;
And when this we rightly know
Thro' the World we safely go.

Every Night and every Morn
Some to Misery are Born.
Every Morn and every Night
Some are Born to sweet delight.
Some are Born to sweet delight,
Some are Born to Endless Night. ~ William Blake, Auguries of Innocence,
128:The human being is at home and safe in the material body; the body is his protection. There are some who are full of contempt for their bodies and think that things will be much better and easier after death without them. But in fact the body is your fortress and your shelter. While you are lodged in it the forces of the hostile world find it difficult to have a direct hold upon you.... Directly you enter any realm of this [vital] world, its beings gather round you to get out of you all you have, to draw what they can and make it a food and a prey. If you have no strong light and force radiating from within you, you move there without your body as if you had no coat to protect you against a chill and bleak atmosphere, no house to shield you, even no skin covering you, your nerves exposed and bare. There are men who say, 'How unhappy I am in this body', and think of death as an escape! But after death you have the same vital surroundings and are in danger from the same forces that are the cause of your misery in this life....
   "It is here upon earth, in the body itself, that you must acquire a complete knowledge and learn to use a full and complete power. Only when you have done that will you be free to move about with entire security in all the worlds." ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1929-1931, (12 May 1929),
129:When I was a child of about thirteen, for nearly a year every night as soon as I had gone to bed it seemed to me that I went out of my body and rose straight up above the house, then above the city, very high above. Then I used to see myself clad in a magnificent golden robe, much longer than myself; and as I rose higher, the robe would stretch, spreading out in a circle around me to form a kind of immense roof over the city. Then I would see men, women, children, old men, the sick, the unfortunate coming out from every side; they would gather under the outspread robe, begging for help, telling of their miseries, their suffering, their hardships. In reply, the robe, supple and alive, would extend towards each one of them individually, and as soon as they had touched it, they were comforted or healed, and went back into their bodies happier and stronger than they had come out of them. Nothing seemed more beautiful to me, nothing could make me happier; and all the activities of the day seemed dull and colourless and without any real life, beside this activity of the night which was the true life for me. Often while I was rising up in this way, I used to see at my left an old man, silent and still, who looked at me with kindly affection and encouraged me by his presence. This old man, dressed in a long dark purple robe, was the personification-as I came to know later-of him who is called the Man of Sorrows. ~ The Mother, Prayers And Meditations,
130:Humanity is a peculiar class of life which, in some degree, determines its own destinies; therefore in practical life words and ideas become facts-facts, moreover, which bring about important practical consequences. For instance, many millions of human beings have defined a stroke of lightning as being the "punishment of God" of evil men; other millions have defined it as a "natural, casual, periodical phenomenon"; yet other millions have defined it as an "electric spark." What has been the result of these "non-important" definitions in practical life? In the case of the first definition, when lightning struck a house, the population naturally made no attempt to save the house or anything in it, because to do so would be against the "definition" which proclaims the phenomenon to be a "punishment for evil," any attempt to prevent or check the destruction would be an impious act; the sinner would be guilty of "resisting the supreme law" and would deserve to be punished by death.
   Now in the second instance, a stricken building is treated just as any tree overturned by storm; the people save what they can and try to extinguish the fire. In both instances, the behavior of the populace is the same in one respect; if caught in the open by a storm they take refuge under a tree-a means of safety involving maximum danger but the people do not know it.
   Now in the third instance, in which the population have a scientifically correct definition of lightning, they provide their houses with lightning rods; and if they are caught by a storm in the open they neither run nor hide under a tree; but when the storm is directly over their heads, they put themselves in a position of minimum exposure by lying flat on the ground until the storm has passed. ~ Alfred Korzybski, Manhood of Humanity,
131:Sweet Mother, You have asked the teachers "to think with ideas instead of with words".4 You have also said that later on you will ask them to think with experiences. Will you throw some light on these three ways of thinking?
Our house has a very high tower; at the very top of this tower there is a bright and bare room, the last before we emerge into the open air, into the full light.

   Sometimes, when we are free to do so, we climb up to this bright room, and there, if we remain very quiet, one or more visitors come to call on us; some are tall, others small, some single, others in groups; all are bright and graceful.

   Usually, in our joy at their arrival and our haste to welcome them, we lose our tranquillity and come galloping down to rush into the great hall that forms the base of the tower and is the storeroom of words. Here, more or less excited, we select, reject, assemble, combine, disarrange, rearrange all the words in our reach, in an attempt to portray this or that visitor who has come to us. But most often, the picture we succeed in making of our visitor is more like a caricature than a portrait.

   And yet if we were wiser, we would remain up above, at the summit of the tower, quite calm, in joyful contemplation.

   Then, after a certain length of time, we would see the visitors themselves slowly, gracefully, calmly descend, without losing anything of their elegance or beauty and, as they cross the storeroom of words, clothe themselves effortlessly, automatically, with the words needed to make themselves perceptible even in the material house.

   This is what I call thinking with ideas.

   When this process is no longer mysterious to you, I shall explain what is meant by thinking with experiences. ~ The Mother, Some Answers From The Mother,
132:Imperial Maheshwari is seated in the wideness above the thinking mind and will and sublimates and greatens them into wisdom and largeness or floods with a splendour beyond them. For she is the mighty and wise One who opens us to supramental infinities and the cosmic vastness, to the grandeur of the supreme Light, to a treasure-house of miraculous knowledge, to the measureless movement of the Mother's eternal forces. Tranquil is she and wonderful, great and calm for ever. Nothing can move her because all wisdom is in her; nothing is hidden from her that she chooses to know; she comprehends all things and all beings and their nature and what moves them and the law of the world and its times and how all was and is and must be. A strength is in her that meets everything and masters and none can prevail in the end against her vast intangible wisdom and high tranquil power. Equal, patient, unalterable in her will she deals with men according to their nature and with things and happenings according to their Force and truth that is in them. Partiality she has none, but she follows the decrees of the Supreme and some she raises up and some she casts down or puts away into the darkness. To the wise she gives a greater and more luminous wisdom; those that have vision she admits to her counsels; on the hostile she imposes the consequence of their hostility; the ignorant and foolish she leads them according to their blindness. In each man she answers and handles the different elements of his nature according to their need and their urge and the return they call for, puts on them the required pressure or leaves them to their cherished liberty to prosper in the ways of the Ignorance or to perish. For she is above all, bound by nothing, attached to nothing in the universe. Yet she has more than any other the heart of the universal Mother. For her compassion is endless and inexhaustible; all are to her eyes her children and portions of the One, even the Asura and Rakshasa and Pisacha and those that are revolted and hostile. Even her rejections are only a postponement, even her punishments are a grace. But her compassion does not blind her wisdom or turn her action from the course decreed; for the Truth of things is her one concern, knowledge her centre of power and to build our soul and our nature into the divine Truth her mission and her labour.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Mother With Letters On The Mother, [39],
133:Who could have thought that this tanned young man with gentle, dreamy eyes, long wavy hair parted in the middle and falling to the neck, clad in a common coarse Ahmedabad dhoti, a close-fitting Indian jacket, and old-fashioned slippers with upturned toes, and whose face was slightly marked with smallpox, was no other than Mister Aurobindo Ghose, living treasure of French, Latin and Greek?" Actually, Sri Aurobindo was not yet through with books; the Western momentum was still there; he devoured books ordered from Bombay and Calcutta by the case. "Aurobindo would sit at his desk," his Bengali teacher continues, "and read by the light of an oil lamp till one in the morning, oblivious of the intolerable mosquito bites. I would see him seated there in the same posture for hours on end, his eyes fixed on his book, like a yogi lost in the contemplation of the Divine, unaware of all that went on around him. Even if the house had caught fire, it would not have broken this concentration." He read English, Russian, German, and French novels, but also, in ever larger numbers, the sacred books of India, the Upanishads, the Bhagavad Gita, the Ramayana, although he had never been in a temple except as an observer. "Once, having returned from the College," one of his friends recalls, "Sri Aurobindo sat down, picked up a book at random and started to read, while Z and some friends began a noisy game of chess. After half an hour, he put the book down and took a cup of tea. We had already seen him do this many times and were waiting eagerly for a chance to verify whether he read the books from cover to cover or only scanned a few pages here and there. Soon the test began. Z opened the book, read a line aloud and asked Sri Aurobindo to recite what followed. Sri Aurobindo concentrated for a moment, and then repeated the entire page without a single mistake. If he could read a hundred pages in half an hour, no wonder he could go through a case of books in such an incredibly short time." But Sri Aurobindo did not stop at the translations of the sacred texts; he began to study Sanskrit, which, typically, he learned by himself. When a subject was known to be difficult or impossible, he would refuse to take anyone's word for it, whether he were a grammarian, pandit, or clergyman, and would insist upon trying it himself. The method seemed to have some merit, for not only did he learn Sanskrit, but a few years later he discovered the lost meaning of the Veda. ~ Satprem, Sri Aurobindo Or The Adventure of Consciousness,
134:The Song Of Food And Dwelling :::
I bow down at the feet of the wish-fulfilling Guru.
Pray vouchsafe me your grace in bestowing beneficial food,
Pray make me realize my own body as the house of Buddha,
Pray grant me this knowledge.

I built the house through fear,
The house of Sunyata, the void nature of being;
Now I have no fear of its collapsing.
I, the Yogi with the wish-fulfilling gem,
Feel happiness and joy where'er I stay.

Because of the fear of cold, I sought for clothes;
The clothing I found is the Ah Shea Vital Heat.
Now I have no fear of coldness.

Because of the fear of poverty, I sought for riches;
The riches I found are the inexhaustible Seven Holy Jewels.
Now I have no fear of poverty.

Because of the fear of hunger, I sought for food;
The food I found is the Samadhi of Suchness.
Now I have no fear of hunger.

Because of the fear of thirst, I sought for drink;
The heavenly drink I found is the wine of mindfulness.
Now I have no fear of thirst.

Because of the fear of loneliness, I searched for a friend;
The friend I found is the bliss of perpetual Sunyata.
Now I have no fear of loneliness.

Because of the fear of going astray,
I sought for the right path to follow.
The wide path I found is the Path of Two-in-One.
Now I do not fear to lose my way.

I am a yogi with all desirable possessions,
A man always happy where'er he stays.

Here at Yolmo Tagpu Senge Tson,
The tigress howling with a pathetic, trembling cry,
Reminds me that her helpless cubs are innocently playing.
I cannot help but feel a great compassion for them,
I cannot help but practice more diligently,
I cannot help but augment thus my Bodhi-Mind.

The touching cry of the monkey,
So impressive and so moving,
Cannot help but raise in me deep pity.
The little monkey's chattering is amusing and pathetic;
As I hear it, I cannot but think of it with compassion.

The voice of the cuckoo is so moving,
And so tuneful is the lark's sweet singing,
That when I hear them I cannot help but listen
When I listen to them,
I cannot help but shed tears.

The varied cries and cawings of the crow,
Are a good and helpful friend unto the yogi.
Even without a single friend,
To remain here is a pleasure.
With joy flowing from my heart, I sing this happy song;
May the dark shadow of all men's sorrows
Be dispelled by my joyful singing. ~ Jetsun Milarepa,
135: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, 166,
136:Zarathustra, however, looked at the people and wondered. Then he spoke thus: Man is a rope stretched between animal and overman - a rope over an abyss. A dangerous crossing, a dangerous on-the-way, a dangerous looking back, a dangerous trembling and stopping. What is great in man is that he is a bridge and not a goal: what can be loved in man is that he is an over-going and a down-going. I love those who know not how to live except as down-goers, for they are the over-goers. I love the great despisers, because they are the great reverers, and arrows of longing for the other shore. I love those who do not first seek a reason beyond the stars for going down and being sacrifices, but sacrifice themselves to the earth, that the earth of the overman may some day arrive. I love him who lives in order to know, and seeks to know in order that the overman may someday live. Thus he seeks his own down-going. I love him who works and invents, that he may build a house for the overman, and prepare for him earth, animal, and plant: for thus he seeks his own down-going. I love him who loves his virtue: for virtue is the will to down-going, and an arrow of longing. I love him who reserves no drop of spirit for himself, but wants to be entirely the spirit of his virtue: thus he walks as spirit over the bridge. I love him who makes his virtue his addiction and destiny: thus, for the sake of his virtue, he is willing to live on, or live no more. I love him who does not desire too many virtues. One virtue is more of a virtue than two, because it is more of a knot for ones destiny to cling to. I love him whose soul squanders itself, who wants no thanks and gives none back: for he always gives, and desires not to preserve himself. I love him who is ashamed when the dice fall in his favor, and who then asks: Am I a dishonest player? - for he is willing to perish. I love him who scatters golden words in front of his deeds, and always does more than he promises: for he seeks his own down-going. I love him who justifies those people of the future, and redeems those of the past: for he is willing to perish by those of the present. I love him who chastens his God, because he loves his God: for he must perish by the wrath of his God. I love him whose soul is deep even in being wounded, and may perish from a small experience: thus goes he gladly over the bridge. I love him whose soul is so overfull that he forgets himself, and all things are in him: thus all things become his down-going. I love him who is of a free spirit and a free heart: thus is his head only the entrails of his heart; his heart, however, drives him to go down. I love all who are like heavy drops falling one by one out of the dark cloud that hangs over man: they herald the coming of the lightning, and perish as heralds. Behold, I am a herald of the lightning, and a heavy drop out of the cloud: the lightning, however, is called overman.
   ~ Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra,
137:There's an idea in Christianity of the image of God as a Trinity. There's the element of the Father, there's the element of the Son, and there's the element of the Holy Spirit. It's something like the spirit of tradition, human beings as the living incarnation of that tradition, and the spirit in people that makes relationship with the spirit and individuals possible. I'm going to bounce my way quickly through some of the classical, metaphorical attributes of God, so that we kind of have a cloud of notions about what we're talking about, when we return to Genesis 1 and talk about the God who spoke chaos into Being.

There's a fatherly aspect, so here's what God as a father is like. You can enter into a covenant with it, so you can make a bargain with it. Now, you think about that. Money is like that, because money is a bargain you make with the future. We structured our world so that you can negotiate with the future. I don't think that we would have got to the point where we could do that without having this idea to begin with. You can act as if the future's a reality; there's a spirit of tradition that enables you to act as if the future is something that can be bargained with. That's why you make sacrifices. The sacrifices were acted out for a very long period of time, and now they're psychological. We know that you can sacrifice something valuable in the present and expect that you're negotiating with something that's representing the transcendent future. That's an amazing human discovery. No other creature can do that; to act as if the future is real; to know that you can bargain with reality itself, and that you can do it successfully. It's unbelievable.

It responds to sacrifice. It answers prayers. I'm not saying that any of this is true, by the way. I'm just saying what the cloud of ideas represents. It punishes and rewards. It judges and forgives. It's not nature. One of the things weird about the Judeo-Christian tradition is that God and nature are not the same thing, at all. Whatever God is, partially manifest in this logos, is something that stands outside of nature. I think that's something like consciousness as abstracted from the natural world. It built Eden for mankind and then banished us for disobedience. It's too powerful to be touched. It granted free will. Distance from it is hell. Distance from it is death. It reveals itself in dogma and in mystical experience, and it's the law. That's sort of like the fatherly aspect.

The son-like aspect. It speaks chaos into order. It slays dragons and feeds people with the remains. It finds gold. It rescues virgins. It is the body and blood of Christ. It is a tragic victim, scapegoat, and eternally triumphant redeemer simultaneously. It cares for the outcast. It dies and is reborn. It is the king of kings and hero of heroes. It's not the state, but is both the fulfillment and critic of the state. It dwells in the perfect house. It is aiming at paradise or heaven. It can rescue from hell. It cares for the outcast. It is the foundation and the cornerstone that was rejected. It is the spirit of the law.

The spirit-like aspect. It's akin to the human soul. It's the prophetic voice. It's the still, small voice of conscience. It's the spoken truth. It's called forth by music. It is the enemy of deceit, arrogance, and resentment. It is the water of life. It burns without consuming. It's a blinding light.

That's a very well-developed set of poetic metaphors. These are all...what would you say...glimpses of the transcendent ideal. That's the right way of thinking about it. They're glimpses of the transcendent ideal, and all of them have a specific meaning. In part, what we're going to do is go over that meaning, as we continue with this series. What we've got now is a brief description, at least, of what this is. ~ Jordan Peterson, Biblical Series, 1,
138:The recurring beat that moments God in Time.
Only was missing the sole timeless Word
That carries eternity in its lonely sound,
The Idea self-luminous key to all ideas,
The integer of the Spirit's perfect sum
That equates the unequal All to the equal One,
The single sign interpreting every sign,
The absolute index to the Absolute.

There walled apart by its own innerness
In a mystical barrage of dynamic light
He saw a lone immense high-curved world-pile
Erect like a mountain-chariot of the Gods
Motionless under an inscrutable sky.
As if from Matter's plinth and viewless base
To a top as viewless, a carved sea of worlds
Climbing with foam-maned waves to the Supreme
Ascended 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 intangible
And disappeared in the hushed conscious Vast
As climbs a storeyed temple-tower to heaven
Built by the aspiring soul of man to live
Near 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 stillnesses
It marries the earth to screened eternities.
Amid the many systems of the One
Made by an interpreting creative joy
Alone it points us to our journey back
Out 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 hierarchies
Refashioned in our secret air of self
A subtle pattern of the universe.
It is within, below, without, above.
Acting upon this visible Nature's scheme
It wakens our earth-matter's heavy doze
To 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 Inconscience
It 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 guests
Driven by an inanimate world-force.
Earth by this golden superfluity
Bore thinking man and more than man shall bear;
This higher scheme of being is our cause
And holds the key to our ascending fate;

It calls out of our dense mortality
The 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 acts
Arisen from the unspoken truth in things,
Have fixed our inner life's slow-scaled degrees.
Its steps are paces of the soul's return
From the deep adventure of material birth,
A ladder of delivering ascent
And rungs that Nature climbs to deity.
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.
Our life is a holocaust of the Supreme.
The great World-Mother by her sacrifice
Has made her soul the body of our state;
Accepting sorrow and unconsciousness
Divinity's lapse from its own splendours wove
The 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 worlds
And steeped in their colour-lustres dimmed by her drowse;
An atavism of higher births is hers,
Her sleep is stirred by their buried memories
Recalling the lost spheres from which they fell.
Unsatisfied forces in her bosom move;
They are partners of her greater growing fate
And her return to immortality;
They consent to share her doom of birth and death;
They kindle partial gleams of the All and drive
Her blind laborious spirit to compose
A meagre image of the mighty Whole.
The calm and luminous Intimacy within
~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The World-Stair,
139:Attention on Hypnagogic Imagery The most common strategy for inducing WILDs is to fall asleep while focusing on the hypnagogic imagery that accompanies sleep onset. Initially, you are likely to see relatively simple images, flashes of light, geometric patterns, and the like.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hypnagogic Imagery Technique

1. Relax completely

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

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

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

2. Observe the visual images

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

3. Enter the dream

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

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


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

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

Another risk is that, once you have entered into the dream, the world can seem so realistic that it is easy to lose lucidity, as happened in the beginning of Rapport's WILD described above. As insurance in case this happens, Tholey recommends that you resolve to carry out a particular action in the dream, so that if you momentarily lose lucidity, you may remember your intention to carry out the action and thereby regain lucidity.
~ Stephen LaBerge, Exploring the World of Lucid Dreaming,
140:The Supreme Discovery
   IF WE want to progress integrally, we must build within our conscious being a strong and pure mental synthesis which can serve us as a protection against temptations from outside, as a landmark to prevent us from going astray, as a beacon to light our way across the moving ocean of life.
   Each individual should build up this mental synthesis according to his own tendencies and affinities and aspirations. But if we want it to be truly living and luminous, it must be centred on the idea that is the intellectual representation symbolising That which is at the centre of our being, That which is our life and our light.
   This idea, expressed in sublime words, has been taught in various forms by all the great Instructors in all lands and all ages.
   The Self of each one and the great universal Self are one. Since all that is exists from all eternity in its essence and principle, why make a distinction between the being and its origin, between ourselves and what we place at the beginning?
   The ancient traditions rightly said:
   "Our origin and ourselves, our God and ourselves are one."
   And this oneness should not be understood merely as a more or less close and intimate relationship of union, but as a true identity.
   Thus, when a man who seeks the Divine attempts to reascend by degrees towards the inaccessible, he forgets that all his knowledge and all his intuition cannot take him one step forward in this infinite; neither does he know that what he wants to attain, what he believes to be so far from him, is within him.
   For how could he know anything of the origin until he becomes conscious of this origin in himself?
   It is by understanding himself, by learning to know himself, that he can make the supreme discovery and cry out in wonder like the patriarch in the Bible, "The house of God is here and I knew it not."
   That is why we must express that sublime thought, creatrix of the material worlds, and make known to all the word that fills the heavens and the earth, "I am in all things and all beings."When all shall know this, the promised day of great transfigurations will be at hand. When in each atom of Matter men shall recognise the indwelling thought of God, when in each living creature they shall perceive some hint of a gesture of God, when each man can see God in his brother, then dawn will break, dispelling the darkness, the falsehood, the ignorance, the error and suffering that weigh upon all Nature. For, "all Nature suffers and laments as she awaits the revelation of the Sons of God."
   This indeed is the central thought epitomising all others, the thought which should be ever present to our remembrance as the sun that illumines all life.
   That is why I remind you of it today. For if we follow our path bearing this thought in our hearts like the rarest jewel, the most precious treasure, if we allow it to do its work of illumination and transfiguration within us, we shall know that it lives in the centre of all beings and all things, and in it we shall feel the marvellous oneness of the universe.
   Then we shall understand the vanity and childishness of our meagre satisfactions, our foolish quarrels, our petty passions, our blind indignations. We shall see the dissolution of our little faults, the crumbling of the last entrenchments of our limited personality and our obtuse egoism. We shall feel ourselves being swept along by this sublime current of true spirituality which will deliver us from our narrow limits and bounds.
   The individual Self and the universal Self are one; in every world, in every being, in every thing, in every atom is the Divine Presence, and man's mission is to manifest it.
   In order to do that, he must become conscious of this Divine Presence within him. Some individuals must undergo a real apprenticeship in order to achieve this: their egoistic being is too all-absorbing, too rigid, too conservative, and their struggles against it are long and painful. Others, on the contrary, who are more impersonal, more plastic, more spiritualised, come easily into contact with the inexhaustible divine source of their being.But let us not forget that they too should devote themselves daily, constantly, to a methodical effort of adaptation and transformation, so that nothing within them may ever again obscure the radiance of that pure light.
   But how greatly the standpoint changes once we attain this deeper consciousness! How understanding widens, how compassion grows!
   On this a sage has said:
   "I would like each one of us to come to the point where he perceives the inner God who dwells even in the vilest of human beings; instead of condemning him we would say, 'Arise, O resplendent Being, thou who art ever pure, who knowest neither birth nor death; arise, Almighty One, and manifest thy nature.'"
   Let us live by this beautiful utterance and we shall see everything around us transformed as if by miracle.
   This is the attitude of true, conscious and discerning love, the love which knows how to see behind appearances, understand in spite of words, and which, amid all obstacles, is in constant communion with the depths.
   What value have our impulses and our desires, our anguish and our violence, our sufferings and our struggles, all these inner vicissitudes unduly dramatised by our unruly imagination - what value do they have before this great, this sublime and divine love bending over us from the innermost depths of our being, bearing with our weaknesses, rectifying our errors, healing our wounds, bathing our whole being with its regenerating streams?
   For the inner Godhead never imposes herself, she neither demands nor threatens; she offers and gives herself, conceals and forgets herself in the heart of all beings and things; she never accuses, she neither judges nor curses nor condemns, but works unceasingly to perfect without constraint, to mend without reproach, to encourage without impatience, to enrich each one with all the wealth he can receive; she is the mother whose love bears fruit and nourishes, guards and protects, counsels and consoles; because she understands everything, she can endure everything, excuse and pardon everything, hope and prepare for everything; bearing everything within herself, she owns nothing that does not belong to all, and because she reigns over all, she is the servant of all; that is why all, great and small, who want to be kings with her and gods in her, become, like her, not despots but servitors among their brethren.
   How beautiful is this humble role of servant, the role of all who have been revealers and heralds of the God who is within all, of the Divine Love that animates all things....
   And until we can follow their example and become true servants even as they, let us allow ourselves to be penetrated and transformed by this Divine Love; let us offer Him, without reserve, this marvellous instrument, our physical organism. He shall make it yield its utmost on every plane of activity.
   To achieve this total self-consecration, all means are good, all methods have their value. The one thing needful is to persevere in our will to attain this goal. For then everything we study, every action we perform, every human being we meet, all come to bring us an indication, a help, a light to guide us on the path.
   Before I close, I shall add a few pages for those who have already made apparently fruitless efforts, for those who have encountered the pitfalls on the way and seen the measure of their weakness, for those who are in danger of losing their self-confidence and courage. These pages, intended to rekindle hope in the hearts of those who suffer, were written by a spiritual worker at a time when ordeals of every kind were sweeping down on him like purifying flames.
   You who are weary, downcast and bruised, you who fall, who think perhaps that you are defeated, hear the voice of a friend. He knows your sorrows, he has shared them, he has suffered like you from the ills of the earth; like you he has crossed many deserts under the burden of the day, he has known thirst and hunger, solitude and abandonment, and the cruellest of all wants, the destitution of the heart. Alas! he has known too the hours of doubt, the errors, the faults, the failings, every weakness.
   But he tells you: Courage! Hearken to the lesson that the rising sun brings to the earth with its first rays each morning. It is a lesson of hope, a message of solace.
   You who weep, who suffer and tremble, who dare not expect an end to your ills, an issue to your pangs, behold: there is no night without dawn and the day is about to break when darkness is thickest; there is no mist that the sun does not dispel, no cloud that it does not gild, no tear that it will not dry one day, no storm that is not followed by its shining triumphant bow; there is no snow that it does not melt, nor winter that it does not change into radiant spring.
   And for you too, there is no affliction which does not bring its measure of glory, no distress which cannot be transformed into joy, nor defeat into victory, nor downfall into higher ascension, nor solitude into radiating centre of life, nor discord into harmony - sometimes it is a misunderstanding between two minds that compels two hearts to open to mutual communion; lastly, there is no infinite weakness that cannot be changed into strength. And it is even in supreme weakness that almightiness chooses to reveal itself!
   Listen, my little child, you who today feel so broken, so fallen perhaps, who have nothing left, nothing to cover your misery and foster your pride: never before have you been so great! How close to the summits is he who awakens in the depths, for the deeper the abyss, the more the heights reveal themselves!
   Do you not know this, that the most sublime forces of the vasts seek to array themselves in the most opaque veils of Matter? Oh, the sublime nuptials of sovereign love with the obscurest plasticities, of the shadow's yearning with the most royal light!
   If ordeal or fault has cast you down, if you have sunk into the nether depths of suffering, do not grieve - for there indeed the divine love and the supreme blessing can reach you! Because you have passed through the crucible of purifying sorrows, the glorious ascents are yours.
   You are in the wilderness: then listen to the voices of the silence. The clamour of flattering words and outer applause has gladdened your ears, but the voices of the silence will gladden your soul and awaken within you the echo of the depths, the chant of divine harmonies!
   You are walking in the depths of night: then gather the priceless treasures of the night. In bright sunshine, the ways of intelligence are lit, but in the white luminosities of the night lie the hidden paths of perfection, the secret of spiritual riches.
   You are being stripped of everything: that is the way towards plenitude. When you have nothing left, everything will be given to you. Because for those who are sincere and true, from the worst always comes the best.
   Every grain that is sown in the earth produces a thousand. Every wing-beat of sorrow can be a soaring towards glory.
   And when the adversary pursues man relentlessly, everything he does to destroy him only makes him greater.
   Hear the story of the worlds, look: the great enemy seems to triumph. He casts the beings of light into the night, and the night is filled with stars. He rages against the cosmic working, he assails the integrity of the empire of the sphere, shatters its harmony, divides and subdivides it, scatters its dust to the four winds of infinity, and lo! the dust is changed into a golden seed, fertilising the infinite and peopling it with worlds which now gravitate around their eternal centre in the larger orbit of space - so that even division creates a richer and deeper unity, and by multiplying the surfaces of the material universe, enlarges the empire that it set out to destroy.
   Beautiful indeed was the song of the primordial sphere cradled in the bosom of immensity, but how much more beautiful and triumphant is the symphony of the constellations, the music of the spheres, the immense choir that fills the heavens with an eternal hymn of victory!
   Hear again: no state was ever more precarious than that of man when he was separated on earth from his divine origin. Above him stretched the hostile borders of the usurper, and at his horizon's gates watched jailers armed with flaming swords. Then, since he could climb no more to the source of life, the source arose within him; since he could no more receive the light from above, the light shone forth at the very centre of his being; since he could commune no more with the transcendent love, that love offered itself in a holocaust and chose each terrestrial being, each human self as its dwelling-place and sanctuary.
   That is how, in this despised and desolate but fruitful and blessed Matter, each atom contains a divine thought, each being carries within him the Divine Inhabitant. And if no being in all the universe is as frail as man, neither is any as divine as he!
   In truth, in truth, in humiliation lies the cradle of glory! 28 April 1912 ~ The Mother, Words Of Long Ago, The Supreme Discovery,


1:It's not a house, it's a home. ~ bob-dylan, @wisdomtrove
2:A wedding is not house-keeping. ~ victor-hugo, @wisdomtrove
3:We're news junkies in my house. ~ stephen-king, @wisdomtrove
4:Imagine yourself as a living house. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
5:What we speak becomes the house we live in. ~ hafez, @wisdomtrove
6:Ada! sole daughter of my house and heart. ~ lord-byron, @wisdomtrove
7:The ego is not master in its own house. ~ sigmund-freud, @wisdomtrove
8:The House Beautiful is the play lousy. ~ dorothy-parker, @wisdomtrove
9:The White House is a bully pulpit. ~ theodore-roosevelt, @wisdomtrove
10:A man in the house is worth two in the street. ~ mae-west, @wisdomtrove
11:Be willing that any feeling can visit your house. ~ mooji, @wisdomtrove
12:For a single path leads to the house of Hades. ~ aeschylus, @wisdomtrove
13:One aged man - one man - can't fill a house. ~ robert-frost, @wisdomtrove
14:You don't have to be a house to be haunted. ~ emily-dickinson, @wisdomtrove
15:A house divided against itself cannot stand. ~ abraham-lincoln, @wisdomtrove
16:Whom God loves, his house is sweet to him. ~ miguel-de-cervantes, @wisdomtrove
17:Excuses are the nails used to build a house of failure. ~ jim-rohn, @wisdomtrove
18:Prayer is the mortar that holds our house together. ~ mother-teresa, @wisdomtrove
19:We suffer most when the White House busts with ideas. ~ h-l-mencken, @wisdomtrove
20:A lover tries to stand in well with the pet dog of the house. ~ moliere, @wisdomtrove
21:There's many a slip twixt the blueprints and a new house. ~ kin-hubbard, @wisdomtrove
22:Every one in his own house and God in all of them. ~ miguel-de-cervantes, @wisdomtrove
23:In a rich man's house there is no place to spit but his face. ~ diogenes, @wisdomtrove
24:I dwell in possibilities... a fairer house than prose. ~ emily-dickinson, @wisdomtrove
25:In the house, and on the street, how many, many feet you meet. ~ dr-seuss, @wisdomtrove
26:The opera is to music what a bawdy house is to a cathedral. ~ h-l-mencken, @wisdomtrove
27:It is a hell of a thing to be hungry in your own house. ~ ernest-hemingway, @wisdomtrove
28:Virtue cannot dwell with wealth either in a city or in a house. ~ diogenes, @wisdomtrove
29:A beach house isn't just real estate. It's a state of mind. ~ douglas-adams, @wisdomtrove
30:My whinstone house my castle is, I have my own four walls. ~ thomas-carlyle, @wisdomtrove
31:Tenants of the house, / Thoughts of a dry brain in a dry season. ~ t-s-eliot, @wisdomtrove
32:The ornament of a house is the friends who frequent it. ~ ralph-waldo-emerson, @wisdomtrove
33:One shouldn't talk of halters in the hanged man's house. ~ miguel-de-cervantes, @wisdomtrove
34:I dwell in a lonely house I know That vanished many a summer ago. ~ robert-frost, @wisdomtrove
35:One should not talk of hatters in the house of the hanged. ~ miguel-de-cervantes, @wisdomtrove
36:Self-acceptance is welcoming every emotion into your guest house. ~ aimee-davies, @wisdomtrove
37:Every antique farm-house and moss-grown cottage is a picture. ~ washington-irving, @wisdomtrove
38:A house can have integrity, just like a person ... and just as seldom. ~ ayn-rand, @wisdomtrove
39:Drive inexpensive cars, but own the best house you can afford. ~ h-jackson-brown-jr, @wisdomtrove
40:... as lonesome as a kitten in a wash-house copper with the lid on. ~ charles-dickens, @wisdomtrove
41:One who drafts a plan of your house, and plans a draft of your money. ~ ambrose-bierce, @wisdomtrove
42:[Andrew Jackson] was actually 70 years old when he left the White House ~ ronald-reagan, @wisdomtrove
43:Fill your house with stacks of books, in all the crannies and all the nooks. ~ dr-seuss, @wisdomtrove
44:If you want to have world peace, go to your house and love your family. ~ mother-teresa, @wisdomtrove
45:Show me the man who keeps his house in hand, He's fit for public authority. ~ sophocles, @wisdomtrove
46:The ceaseless labour of your life is to build the house of death. ~ michel-de-montaigne, @wisdomtrove
47:Tis ill talking of halters in the house of a man that was hanged. ~ miguel-de-cervantes, @wisdomtrove
48:If there is on earth a house with many mansions, it is the house of words. ~ e-m-forster, @wisdomtrove
49:I live in a very small house, but my windows look out on a very large world. ~ confucius, @wisdomtrove
50:A god implants in mortal guilt whenever he wants utterly to confound a house. ~ aeschylus, @wisdomtrove
51:Go oft to the house of thy friend, for weeds choke the unused path. ~ ralph-waldo-emerson, @wisdomtrove
52:I have wished a bird would fly away, And not sing by my house all day... . ~ robert-frost, @wisdomtrove
53:My wife has to be the worst cook. In my house, we pray after we eat. ~ rodney-dangerfield, @wisdomtrove
54:Your body is the house you live in. If you destroy it... you have to leave! ~ joyce-meyer, @wisdomtrove
55:America is the first country where people go to the poor house in their car. ~ will-rogers, @wisdomtrove
56:I bought a house on a one-way dead-end road. I don’t know how I got there. ~ steven-wright, @wisdomtrove
57:Writing a first draft is like trying to build a house in a strong wind. ~ william-faulkner, @wisdomtrove
58:A false man found a religion? Why, a false man cannot build a brick house! ~ thomas-carlyle, @wisdomtrove
59:It's not having been in the Dark House, but having left it that counts. ~ theodore-roosevelt, @wisdomtrove
60:My friend Sam has one leg. I went to his house. I couldn't go up the stairs. ~ steven-wright, @wisdomtrove
61:It is better to live on the house top than to live in a house full of confusion. ~ bob-marley, @wisdomtrove
62:We need to haunt the house of history and listen anew to the ancestors' wisdom. ~ maya-angelou, @wisdomtrove
63:A house is just a place to keep your stuff while you go out and get more stuff. ~ george-carlin, @wisdomtrove
64:A wise man in his house should find a wife gentle and courteous, or no wife at all. ~ euripedes, @wisdomtrove
65:I didn't even dare walk past Your house-And now I am not even worthy to be let in ~ rabia-basri, @wisdomtrove
66:I met my husband when a friend sent him over to my house to cure my hiccoughs. ~ phyllis-diller, @wisdomtrove
67:In the lack of judgment great harm arises, but one vote cast can set right a house. ~ aeschylus, @wisdomtrove
68:In America; Inside the Death House by Bob Herbert, October 9, 2000. ~ fred-allen, @wisdomtrove
69:Just as your earthly house is a place of refuge, so God's house is a place of peace. ~ max-lucado, @wisdomtrove
70:What house, bloated with luxury, ever became prosperous without a woman's excellence? ~ sophocles, @wisdomtrove
71:The power of concentration is the only key to the treasure-house of knowledge. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
72:For me to go into politics would be like sending a virgin into a house of ill-repute. ~ h-l-mencken, @wisdomtrove
73:... my mother adorned with flowers whatever shabby house we were forced to live in. ~ alice-walker, @wisdomtrove
74:Nirvana is outside the fun house. You are walking around in the fun house forever. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
75:The town kept its secrets, and the Marsten House brooded over it like a ruined king. ~ stephen-king, @wisdomtrove
76:Nature is a haunted house&
77:No man is regular in his attendance at the House of Commons until he is married. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
78:People say satire is dead. It's not dead; it's alive and living in the White House. ~ robin-williams, @wisdomtrove
79:People say satire is dead; it's not dead; it's alive and living in the White House. ~ robin-williams, @wisdomtrove
80:Story is honorable and trustworthy; plot is shifty, and best kept under house arrest. ~ stephen-king, @wisdomtrove
81:By the streets of &
82:He burned his house down for the fire insurance and spent the proceeds on a telescope. ~ robert-frost, @wisdomtrove
83:When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable If I have not an excellent library. ~ jane-austen, @wisdomtrove
84:Brass shines with constant usage, a beautiful dress needs wearing,Leave a house empty, it rots. ~ ovid, @wisdomtrove
85:Chess is a forcing house where the fruits of character can ripen more fully than in life ~ e-m-forster, @wisdomtrove
86:Libraries are places that house our dreams, our fantasies, our thirst for adventure. ~ nicholas-sparks, @wisdomtrove
87:God planteth in mortal men the cause of sin whensoever he wills utterly to destroy a house. ~ aeschylus, @wisdomtrove
88:I have a nice bookshelf in my office, but not my house. I'm crass, but not that crass. ~ jerry-seinfeld, @wisdomtrove
89:One night I asked a cabbie to take me where the action is, he took me to my house. ~ rodney-dangerfield, @wisdomtrove
90:Silence and chaste reserve is woman's genuine praise, and to remain quiet within the house. ~ euripedes, @wisdomtrove
91:If one were to build the house of happiness, the largest space would be the waiting room. ~ jules-renard, @wisdomtrove
92:I went to the hardware store and bought some used paint. It was in the shape of a house. ~ steven-wright, @wisdomtrove
93:You know, you're really nobody in L.A. unless you live in a house with a really big door. ~ steve-martin, @wisdomtrove
94:Cleaning the house while the children are home is like shoveling while it's still snowing. ~ erma-bombeck, @wisdomtrove
95:Every house guest brings you happiness. Some when they arrive, and some when they are leaving ~ confucius, @wisdomtrove
96:It is better to think of church in the ale-house than to think of the ale-house in church. ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove
97:I have long given up the idea of a little house on the Ganges, as I have not the money. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
98:In the distance, he could see Molly lying in the tall grass off to the side of the house. ~ nicholas-sparks, @wisdomtrove
99:The Church is a house with a hundred gates: and no two men enter at exactly the same angle ~ g-k-chesterton, @wisdomtrove
100:The lamps are lit, the fires burn bright. The house is full of life and light. ~ henry-wadsworth-longfellow, @wisdomtrove
101:WORK ON YOUR STORY! He/she who has the best story wins! In life! In business! The White House! ~ tom-peters, @wisdomtrove
102:Is not the whole world a vast house of assignation of which the filing system has been lost? ~ quentin-crisp, @wisdomtrove
103:In a real estate man's eye, the most expensive part of the city is where he has a house to sell ~ will-rogers, @wisdomtrove
104:Lives the man that can figure a naked Duke of Windlestraw addressing a naked House of Lords? ~ thomas-carlyle, @wisdomtrove
105:[On Dashiell Hammett:] ... he is so hard-boiled you could roll him on the White House lawn. ~ dorothy-parker, @wisdomtrove
106:Prejudice is a house-plant which is very apt to wilt if you take it out-of-doors among folks. ~ josh-billings, @wisdomtrove
107:To be holy is to be home, to be able to rest in the house of belonging that we call the soul. ~ john-odonohue, @wisdomtrove
108:If you find yourself lost in the woods, build a house. "Well, I was lost, but now I live here!" ~ mitch-hedberg, @wisdomtrove
109:The sun did not shine. It was too wet to play. So we sat in the house. All that cold, cold, wet day. ~ dr-seuss, @wisdomtrove
110:Television is where you watch people in your living room that you would not want near your house. ~ groucho-marx, @wisdomtrove
111:Dear Mother, dear Mother, the Church is cold, But the Ale-house is healthy and pleasant and warm. ~ william-blake, @wisdomtrove
112:Do you think it is only a little thing to possess a house from which lovely things can be seen? ~ teresa-of-avila, @wisdomtrove
113:Environmental extremists ... wouldn't let you build a house unless it looked like a bird's nest. ~ ronald-reagan, @wisdomtrove
114:We dare not trust our wit for making our house pleasant to our friend, so we buy ice cream. ~ ralph-waldo-emerson, @wisdomtrove
115:You need a plan to build a house. To build a life, it is even more important to have a plan or goal. ~ zig-ziglar, @wisdomtrove
116:Do you realize the responsibility I carry? I'm the only person between Nixon and the White House. ~ john-f-kennedy, @wisdomtrove
117:I put tape on the mirrors in my house so I don't accidentally walk through into another dimension. ~ steven-wright, @wisdomtrove
118:He actually caught himself saying things like "Yippee," as he pranced ridiculously round the house. ~ douglas-adams, @wisdomtrove
119:I dwell in Possibility A fairer house than Prose More numerous of Windows Superior — for Doors. ~ emily-dickinson, @wisdomtrove
120:In my house on the ceilings I have paintings of the rooms above... so I never have to go upstairs. ~ steven-wright, @wisdomtrove
121:That soul-subduing sentiment, harshly called flirtation, which is the spell of a country house. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
122:Fang can't stand to see trash & garbage lying around the house. He can't stand the competition. ~ phyllis-diller, @wisdomtrove
123:I always keep my weather eye on the opposition of my seventh house Moon to my first house Mars. ~ theodore-roosevelt, @wisdomtrove
124:Last night I stayed up late playing poker with Tarot cards. I got a full house and four people died. ~ steven-wright, @wisdomtrove
125:Unless one decorates one's house for oneself alone, best leave it bare, for other people are walleyed. ~ d-h-lawrence, @wisdomtrove
126:You ever wonder if Adam and Eve were just the puppies God dumped because they wouldn't house-train? ~ chuck-palahniuk, @wisdomtrove
127:My house used to be haunted, but the ghosts haven't been back since the night I tried on all my wigs. ~ phyllis-diller, @wisdomtrove
128:Books are not made for furniture, but there is nothing else that so beautifully furnishes a house. ~ henry-ward-beecher, @wisdomtrove
129:No baby shall at any time be quartered in a house where there are no soft laps, no laughter, or no love. ~ erma-bombeck, @wisdomtrove
130:Oh my only friend, my best beloved, the gates are open in my house—do not pass by like a dream. ~ rabindranath-tagore, @wisdomtrove
131:Laws themselves, political Constitutions, are not our Life; but only the house wherein our Life is led. ~ thomas-carlyle, @wisdomtrove
132:People hiss at me, but I applaud myself in my own house, and at the same time contemplate the money in my chest. ~ horace, @wisdomtrove
133:The cure is in the house, not brought by other hands from distant places, but by its own, in agony and blood. ~ aeschylus, @wisdomtrove
134:Whenever our neighbour's house is on fire, it cannot be amiss for the engines to play a little on our own. ~ edmund-burke, @wisdomtrove
135:Eden is that old-fashioned house we dwell in every day Without suspecting our abode until we drive away. ~ emily-dickinson, @wisdomtrove
136:Every spirit makes its house, but as afterwards the house confines the spirit, you had better build well. ~ elbert-hubbard, @wisdomtrove
137:Money will buy you a bed, but not a good night's sleep, a house but not a home, a companion but not a friend. ~ zig-ziglar, @wisdomtrove
138:We define a world. We build a house, then after building the house we enter into it and we never leave it. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
139:Ancient Rome declined because it had a Senate, now what's going to happen to us with both a House and a Senate? ~ will-rogers, @wisdomtrove
140:Cleaning your house while your kids are still growing up is like shoveling the walk before it stops snowing. ~ phyllis-diller, @wisdomtrove
141:If Hitler invaded hell I would make at least a favourable reference to the devil in the House of Commons. ~ winston-churchill, @wisdomtrove
142:I've burned my own house down, the torch is in my hand.Now I'll burn down the house of anyone who wants to follow me. ~ kabir, @wisdomtrove
143:What is more useful than fire? Yet if any one prepares to burn a house, it is with fire that he arms his daring hands. ~ ovid, @wisdomtrove
144:Disease is the tax which the soul pays for the body, as the tenant pays house-rent for the use of the house. ~ sri-ramakrishna, @wisdomtrove
145:Intelligence and courtesy not always are combined; Often in a wooden house a golden room we find. ~ henry-wadsworth-longfellow, @wisdomtrove
146:They are so filthy and bestial that no honest man would admit one into his house for a water-closet doormat. ~ charles-dickens, @wisdomtrove
147:When a man says, "Get out of my house! what would you have with my wife?" there is no answer to be made. ~ miguel-de-cervantes, @wisdomtrove
148:It is the nature of extreme self-lovers, as they will set a house on fire, and it were but to roast their eggs. ~ francis-bacon, @wisdomtrove
149:There should be less talk. . . . What do you do then? Take a broom and clean someone's house. That says enough. ~ mother-teresa, @wisdomtrove
150:When buying a new house ... Buy the house far enough away from school so your kids can't come home for lunch. ~ phyllis-diller, @wisdomtrove
151:I have no plants in my house. They won't live for me. Some of them don't even wait to die, they commit suicide. ~ jerry-seinfeld, @wisdomtrove
152:The house, the stars, the desert - what gives them their beauty is something that is invisible! ~ antoine-de-saint-exupery, @wisdomtrove
153:Who expects to be able to go out of a house except by the door? How is it then that no one follows this Way of ours? ~ confucius, @wisdomtrove
154:All the plants in my house are dead - I shot them last night. I was teasing them by watering them with ice cubes. ~ steven-wright, @wisdomtrove
155:They say that &
156:I like photographers - you don't ask questions. (To a gathering of the White House News Photographers Association) ~ ronald-reagan, @wisdomtrove
157:Do you realize the responsibility I carry? I'm the only person standing between Richard Nixon and the White House. ~ john-f-kennedy, @wisdomtrove
158:The light of truth burns without a flicker in the depths of a house that is shaken with storms of passion and fear. ~ thomas-merton, @wisdomtrove
159:Whenever we just try to please ourselves, all we do is cover up another window in the little house we're stuck in. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
160:Ursula and Gudrun Brangwen sat one morning in the window-bay of their father's house in Beldover, working and talking. ~ d-h-lawrence, @wisdomtrove
161:What could possess anyone to throw a party? I mean, to have a bunch of strangers treat your house like a hotel room. ~ jerry-seinfeld, @wisdomtrove
162:I come from a stupid family. My uncle heard that most deaths occurs within ten miles of the house... so he moved. ~ rodney-dangerfield, @wisdomtrove
163:I do not think you want too much sincerity in society. It would be like an iron girder in a house of cards. ~ william-somerset-maugham, @wisdomtrove
164:I was in a Printing-house in Hell, and saw the method in which knowledge is transmitted from generation to generation. ~ william-blake, @wisdomtrove
165:One need not be a chamber to be haunted; One need not be a house; The brain has corridors surpassing Material place. ~ emily-dickinson, @wisdomtrove
166:there are many hours and minutes between now and tomorrowand in any one of them-even in a minute,the house falls ~ miguel-de-cervantes, @wisdomtrove
167:Your husband is lazy if when he leaves the house, he finds out which way the wind is blowing and goes that direction. ~ phyllis-diller, @wisdomtrove
168:I am not convinced that men and women were ever meant to share the same house, though some people can do it beautifully. ~ alice-walker, @wisdomtrove
169:There is a house in New Orleans they call the Rising Sun, and it's been the ruin of many a poor boy and God I know I'm one. ~ bob-dylan, @wisdomtrove
170:The White House is the leakiest place I've ever been in. (On special measures to ensure secrecy of plans to bomb Libya) ~ ronald-reagan, @wisdomtrove
171:as a child i suppose i was not quite normal. my happiest times were when i was left alone in the house on a saturday. ~ charles-bukowski, @wisdomtrove
172:I took my son to Coney island, I said "wanna go in the crazy house?", he said "save your money we'll be home soon"! ~ rodney-dangerfield, @wisdomtrove
173:All of us have moments in our lives that test our courage. Taking children into a house with a white carpet is one of them. ~ erma-bombeck, @wisdomtrove
174:Marriage is the only actual bondage known to our law. There remain no legal slaves, except the mistress of every house. ~ john-stuart-mill, @wisdomtrove
175:Every well built house started in the form of a definite purpose plus a definite plan in the nature of a set of blueprints. ~ napoleon-hill, @wisdomtrove
176:... I think he revalued everything in his house according to the measure of response it drew from her well-loved eyes. ~ f-scott-fitzgerald, @wisdomtrove
177:Mothers tell your children not to do the things I have done, to spend my life in sin and misery in the House of the Rising Sun. ~ bob-dylan, @wisdomtrove
178:You would not call a man humane for ceasing to set mousetraps if he did so because he believed there were no mice in the house. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
179:A house is built of logs and stone, of tiles and posts and piers; a home is built of loving deeds that stand a thousand years. ~ victor-hugo, @wisdomtrove
180:A man's worst enemies are thoseOf his own house and family;And he who makes his law a curse,By his own law shall surely die. ~ william-blake, @wisdomtrove
181:My house is small, but you are learned men And by your arguments can make a place Twenty foot broad as infinite as space. ~ geoffrey-chaucer, @wisdomtrove
182:He looked around him wildly, as if the past were lurking here in the shadow of his house, just out of reach of his hand. ~ f-scott-fitzgerald, @wisdomtrove
183:Poverty is very good in poems but very bad in the house; very good in maxims and sermons but very bad in practical life. ~ henry-ward-beecher, @wisdomtrove
184:My friend Sally is a nudist. I went to her house. The closets have no doors. The walls are covered with see-through wallpaper. ~ steven-wright, @wisdomtrove
185:I moved into an all-electric house. I forgot and left the porch light on all day. When I got home the front door wouldn't open. ~ steven-wright, @wisdomtrove
186:I was born by Caesarian section . . . but not so you'd notice. It's just that when I leave a house, I go out through the window. ~ steven-wright, @wisdomtrove
187:Luxury: The lust for comfort, that stealthy thing that enters the house as a guest, and then becomes a host, and then a master.  ~ kahlil-gibran, @wisdomtrove
188:Plaque was placed on 6 May 1977 at Bellevue (a house on the slopes of the Wienerwald) where the Freud family spent their summers. ~ sigmund-freud, @wisdomtrove
189:Talking is a hydrant in the yard and writing is a faucet upstairs in the house. Opening the first takes the pressure off the second. ~ robert-frost, @wisdomtrove
190:The body is a house of many windows: there we all sit, showing ourselves and crying on the passers-by to come and love us. ~ robert-louis-stevenson, @wisdomtrove
191:I am like a man so busy in letting rooms in one end of his house, that he can't stop to put out the fire that is burning the other. ~ abraham-lincoln, @wisdomtrove
192:Happy is it to place a daughter; yet it pains a father's heart when he delivers to another's house a child, the object of his tender care. ~ euripedes, @wisdomtrove
193:If your house is really a mess and a stranger comes to the door greet him with, &
194:We all look for happiness, but without knowing where to find it: like drunkards who look for their house, knowing dimly that they have one. ~ voltaire, @wisdomtrove
195:In England and Europe, we have this huge music called ambient - ambient techno, ambient house, ambient hip-hop, ambient this, ambient that. ~ brian-eno, @wisdomtrove
196:In marriage a little licence, a little independence there must be between people living together day in and day out in the same house. ~ virginia-woolf, @wisdomtrove
197:It is that word &
198:probably the greatest concentration of talent and genius in this house except for perhaps those times when Thomas Jefferson ate alone. ~ john-f-kennedy, @wisdomtrove
199:Safe! safe! safe!' the pulse of the house beats wildly. Waking, I cry &
200:A Canadian newspaperman said yesterday that this is the President's "Easter egghead roll on the White House lawn." I want to deny that! ~ john-f-kennedy, @wisdomtrove
201:Things in themselves have no life in them. A car can't comfort or encourage you. A house means nothing if there's no life and love inside. ~ joyce-meyer, @wisdomtrove
202:Ask yourself if you would feel comfortable giving your two best friends a key to your house. If not, look for some new best friends. ~ h-jackson-brown-jr, @wisdomtrove
203:There are two kinds of fidelity, that of dogs and that of cats; you, gentleman, have the fidelity of cats who never leave the house. ~ napoleon-bonaparte, @wisdomtrove
204:A house without books is a poor house, even if beautiful rugs are covering its floors and precious wallpapers and pictures cover its walls ~ hermann-hesse, @wisdomtrove
205:The only person for whom the house was in any way special was Arthur Dent, and that was only because it happened to be the one he lived in. ~ douglas-adams, @wisdomtrove
206:It was spring break, so the theater was always packed with high schools students. It was an animal house. I wanted to burn the place down. ~ haruki-murakami, @wisdomtrove
207:The funny thing is people won't let me pay for things. I'll be in a restaurant and the manager will say, &
208:The person who constantly studies without doing spiritual practice is like the fool who attempts to live in the blueprint of a house. ~ mata-amritanandamayi, @wisdomtrove
209:Around and around the house the leaves fall thick, but never fast, for they come circling down with a dead lightness that is sombre and slow. ~ charles-dickens, @wisdomtrove
210:Burn, O evening hearth, and waken Pleasant visions, as of old! Though the house by winds be shaken, Safe I keep this room of gold! ~ henry-wadsworth-longfellow, @wisdomtrove
211:The only way to permanently install a new habit is to direct so much energy toward it that the old one slips away like an unwelcome house guest. ~ robin-sharma, @wisdomtrove
212:Whose woods these are I think I know. His house is in the village though; He will not see me stopping here To watch his woods fill up with snow. ~ robert-frost, @wisdomtrove
213:I will die here where I have walked. And I will walk here, though I am in my grave. I will walk here until the pride of this house is humbled. ~ charles-dickens, @wisdomtrove
214:No matter how big a house you have or how slick a car you drive, the only thing you can take with you at the end of your life is your conscience. ~ robin-sharma, @wisdomtrove
215:May we live here like strangers and make the world not a house, but an inn, in which we sup and lodge, expecting to be on our journey tomorrow. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
216:What we call real estate - the solid ground to build a house on - is the broad foundation on which nearly all the guilt of this world rests. ~ nathaniel-hawthorne, @wisdomtrove
217:A country house is not the same as a house in a country and a hotel in the country is not the same as a hotel in a town but is it in a small town. ~ gertrude-stein, @wisdomtrove
218:A sold-out house my first night back. Do you have any idea what kinda pressure that is? I could have been at home in my warm bed, playing Nintendo. ~ richard-pryor, @wisdomtrove
219:I have noticed that there is no dissatisfaction like that of the rich. Feed a man, clothe him, put him in a good house, and he will die of despair. ~ john-steinbeck, @wisdomtrove
220:Books were this wonderful escape for me because I could open a book and disappear into it, and that was the only way out of that house when I was a kid. ~ dean-koontz, @wisdomtrove
221:A kid of your age - any kid - could get hold of matches if she wanted to, burn up the house or whatever. But not many do. Why would they want to? ~ stephen-king, @wisdomtrove
222:I've fallen in love with Brooklyn. I'm going to buy a little house in Brooklyn and live there. I'll go to the coast only when I have to make a picture. ~ marilyn-monroe, @wisdomtrove
223:I cannot endure to waste anything as precious as autumn sunshine by staying in the house. So I spend almost all the daylight hours in the open air. ~ nathaniel-hawthorne, @wisdomtrove
224:You may never get to that perfect world that you're waiting for where everything's going to be perfect and you got that much money and your house paid off. ~ joel-osteen, @wisdomtrove
225:All your words are but to say: you are a woman, and your part is in the house. But... I can ride and wield blade, and I do not fear either pain or death. ~ j-r-r-tolkien, @wisdomtrove
226:My mind turned by anxiety, or other cause, from its scrutiny of blank paper, is like a lost child, wandering the house, sitting on the bottom step to cry. ~ virginia-woolf, @wisdomtrove
227:Once thing goes wrong, then the whole house of cards collapses. And there's no way you can extricate yourself. Until someone comes along to drag you out. ~ haruki-murakami, @wisdomtrove
228:On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron. ~ h-l-mencken, @wisdomtrove
229:Mothers-in-law do not make good house pets. Once I had the most wonderful dream - I dreamed that mothers-in-law cost money and I couldn't afford one. ~ phyllis-diller, @wisdomtrove
230:We never had books in the house. Not any book in our house. Not a Bible, not anything. So, I would go the library from a very young age and get the books out. ~ dean-koontz, @wisdomtrove
231:A man builds a fine house; and now he has a master, and a task for life: he is to furnish, watch, show it, and keep it in repair, the rest of his days. ~ ralph-waldo-emerson, @wisdomtrove
232:Be what you would seem to be - or, if you'd like it put more simply - a house is no home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body. ~ margaret-fuller, @wisdomtrove
233:A sister they had, Galadriel, most beautiful of all the house of Finwë; her hair was lit with gold as though it had caught in a mesh the radiance of Laurelin. ~ j-r-r-tolkien, @wisdomtrove
234:Out of sight above the house, the mirror moon reflected the sun of a day not yet dawned, shining the pale light of tomorrow on the yard and on the paper birches. ~ dean-koontz, @wisdomtrove
235:So your first job is to work on yourself. The greatest thing you can do for another human being is to get your own house in order and find your true spiritual heart. ~ ram-das, @wisdomtrove
236:If my house has collapsed at one blow, that is because it was a house of cards. The faith which &
237:I was booked into the Riviera Hotel in Las Vegas with three other comedians. We all were using the Riviera in-house shampoo, so we all had equal shine and bounce. ~ mitch-hedberg, @wisdomtrove
238:You parents can provide no better gift for your children than an education in the liberal arts. House and home burn down, but an education is easy to carry along. ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove
239:A house o' women is as dead as a house wi' no fire, to my thinkin'. I'm not a spider as likes to corner myself. I like a man about, if he's only something to snap at. ~ d-h-lawrence, @wisdomtrove
240:And still I stood looking at the house, thinking how happy I should be if I lived there with her, and knowing that I never was happy with her, but always miserable. ~ charles-dickens, @wisdomtrove
241:I was going to stay overnight at my friend's house - he said, "you'll have to sleep on the floor." Damn gravity! You don't know how bad I wanted to sleep on the wall. ~ mitch-hedberg, @wisdomtrove
242:My house is made out of balsa wood, so when I want to scare the neighborhood kids I lift it over my head and tell them to get out of my yard or I'll throw it at them. ~ steven-wright, @wisdomtrove
243:Every book is a quotation; and every house is a quotation out of all forests and mines and stone quarries; and every man is a quotation from all his ancestors.   ~ ralph-waldo-emerson, @wisdomtrove
244:People must work things out for themselves. It is no good saying, "I have found a house which suits me and therefore everybody must adopt the same kind of house." ~ jiddu-krishnamurti, @wisdomtrove
245:You know, my friends, with what a brave carouse I made a Second Marriage in my house; favored old barren reason from my bed, and took the daughter of the vine to spouse. ~ omar-khayyam, @wisdomtrove
246:The brash unbridled tongue, the lawless folly of fools, will end in pain. But the life of wise content is blest with quietness, escapes the storm and keeps its house secure. ~ euripedes, @wisdomtrove
247:Power said to the world, "You are mine." The world kept it prisoner on her throne. Love said to the world, "I am thine." The world gave it the freedom of her house. ~ rabindranath-tagore, @wisdomtrove
248:When I was a youngster I lived with different families. I nearly always felt closer to the man of the house. Maybe because I always dreamed of having a father of my own. ~ marilyn-monroe, @wisdomtrove
249:You know, my Friends, how long since in my House For a new Marriage I did make Carouse: Divorced old barren Reason from my Bed, And took the Daughter of the Vine to Spouse ~ omar-khayyam, @wisdomtrove
250:Before you leave the house, you need to make up your mind that you’re going to stay positive and enjoy the day no matter what comes your way. You have to decide ahead of time. ~ joel-osteen, @wisdomtrove
251:I’d rather be dating the blind. You know you could let the house go. You could let yourself go. A good-looking blind woman doesn’t even know you’re not good enough for her. ~ jerry-seinfeld, @wisdomtrove
252:When a house is tottering to its fall, The strain lies heaviest on the weakest part, One tiny crack throughout the structure spreads, And its own weight soon brings it toppling down. ~ ovid, @wisdomtrove
253:If they are wrong they need your prayers all the more; and if they are your enemies, then you are under orders to pray for them. That is one of the rules common to the whole house. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
254:I've never really cared much about money. I've got enough to live on. And it's not like I live in a fancy house, it's not like I own a car, and it's not like I ever go on holiday. ~ alan-moore, @wisdomtrove
255:My wife is funny. And I dabble in it. So being funny is big around our house. But what's surprised me is my daughter can do an English accent. I don't know how she learned this. ~ jerry-seinfeld, @wisdomtrove
256:The clock tick-tocked, solemn and profound. It might have been the dry pulse of the decaying house itself, after a while it whirred and cleared its throat and struck six times. ~ william-faulkner, @wisdomtrove
257:The first thing I would do for anyone who's trying to lose body fat, for instance, would be to remove foods from the house that he or she would consume during lapses of self-control. ~ tim-ferris, @wisdomtrove
258:Thought is an amazing thing: it can be a mirror, a lens, a bridge, a wall, a window, a ladder or a house. There is nothing in the world that has the cutting edge of a new thought. ~ john-odonohue, @wisdomtrove
259:[Political] prose consists less and less of words chosen for the sake of their meaning, and more and more of phrases tacked together like the sections of a prefabricated hen-house. ~ george-orwell, @wisdomtrove
260:Since I came to the White House, I got two hearing aids, a colon operation, skin cancer, a prostate operation, and I was shot. The damn thing is, I've never felt better in my life. ~ ronald-reagan, @wisdomtrove
261:The actual sight of a first-class house that a Negro has built is ten times more potent than pages of discussion about a house that he ought to build, or perhaps could build. ~ booker-t-washington, @wisdomtrove
262:To enjoy freedom ... we have of course to control ourselves. We must not squander our powers, helplessly and ignorantly, squirting half the house in order to water a single rose. ~ virginia-woolf, @wisdomtrove
263:Dennis Thatcher, husband of Margaret Thatcher, when asked who wore the pants in his house, said "I do, and I also wash and iron them." I only like two kinds of men; domestic and foreign. ~ mae-west, @wisdomtrove
264:The house was built on the highest part of the narrow tongue of land between the harbor and the open sea. It had lasted through three hurricanes and it was built solid as a ship. ~ ernest-hemingway, @wisdomtrove
265:If you are finding that you can stop thought longer and longer, I would say your life is bringing power into your being. You are gaining things out from that field behind the house. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
266:Several hours later, I heard my mother calling me to come into the house, and it never occurred to me that this was an experience that other children didn't have on a regular basis. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
267:Let no man grumble when his friends fall off, As they will do like leaves at the first breeze; When your affairs come round, one way or t'other, Go to the coffee house, and take another. ~ lord-byron, @wisdomtrove
268:To mistake money for wealth, is the same sort of error as to mistake the highway which may be the easiest way of getting to your house or lands, for the house and lands themselves. ~ john-stuart-mill, @wisdomtrove
269:What is the price of experience? Do men buy it for a song? Or wisdom for a dance in the street? No, it is bought with the price of all the man hath, his house, his wife, his children. ~ william-blake, @wisdomtrove
270:Conservation of our resources is the fundamental question before this nation, and that our first and greatest task is to set our house in order and begin to live within our means. ~ theodore-roosevelt, @wisdomtrove
271:It is from the middle class that writers spring, because, it is in the middle class only that the practice of writing is as natural and habitual as hoeing a field or building a house. ~ virginia-woolf, @wisdomtrove
272:Then fell upon the house a sudden gloom, a shadow on those features fair and thin. And softly, from the hushed and darkened room, two angels issued, where but one went in. ~ henry-wadsworth-longfellow, @wisdomtrove
273:I recently went to the hardware store and I bought some used paint... it was in a shape of a house. I also bought some batteries, but they weren't included. So I had to buy them again. ~ steven-wright, @wisdomtrove
274:We never want Him. We say, "Lord, give me a fine house." We want the house, not Him. "Give me health! Save me from this difficulty!" When a man wants nothing but Him, [he gets Him]. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
275:A hidden Bliss is at the root of things. A mute Delight regards Time's countless works: To house God's joy in things Space gave wide room, To house God's joy in self our souls were born. ~ sri-aurobindo, @wisdomtrove
276:A kind of second childhood falls on so many men. They trade their violence for the promise of a small increase of life span. In effect, the head of the house becomes the youngest child. ~ john-steinbeck, @wisdomtrove
277:Gandalf, dwarves and Mr. Baggins! We are met together in the house of our friend and fellow conspirator, this most excellent and audacious hobbit may the hair on his toes never fall out! ~ j-r-r-tolkien, @wisdomtrove
278:I'm used to seeing it, but it's weird having an Academy Award. You usually only see one of them on the TV show when they give them out, so it's kind of surreal to have one in your house. ~ steven-wright, @wisdomtrove
279:Just as you wouldn't leave the house without taking a shower, you shouldn't start the day without at least 10 minutes of sacred practice: prayer, meditation, inspirational reading. ~ marianne-williamson, @wisdomtrove
280:Something sinister in the tone Told me my secret must be known: Word I was in the house alone Somehow must have gotten abroad, Word I was in my life alone, Word I had no one left but God. ~ robert-frost, @wisdomtrove
281:The Helicon of too many poets is not a hill crowned with sunshine and visited by the Muses and the Graces, but an old, mouldering house, full of gloom and haunted by ghosts. ~ henry-wadsworth-longfellow, @wisdomtrove
282:Heap up great wealth in your house, if you wish, and live as a tyrant, but, if the enjoyment of these things be lacking, I would not buy the rest for the shadow of smoke as against happiness. ~ sophocles, @wisdomtrove
283:We may convert every house in the country into a charity asylum, we may fill the land with hospitals, but the misery of man will still continue to exist until man's character changes. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
284:Temperance puts wood on the fire, meal in the barrel, flour in the tub, money in the purse, credit in the country, contentment in the house, clothes on the back, and vigor in the body. ~ benjamin-franklin, @wisdomtrove
285:You find out more about God from the Moral Law than from the univerise in general just as you find out more about a man by listening to his conversation than by looking at a house he has built. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
286:If I am a Pariah, I will be all the more glad, for I am the disciple of a man, who - the Brahmin of Brahmins - wanted to cleanse the house of a Pariah. (here "the man" means Ramakrishna) ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
287:When we attach value to things that aren’t love—the money, the car, the house, the prestige—we are loving things that can’t love us back. We are searching for meaning in the meaningless. ~ marianne-williamson, @wisdomtrove
288:George: I'd rather be dating the . You know you could let the house go. You could let yourself go. A good-looking blind woman doesn't even know you're not good enough for her. Seinfeld TV show ~ jerry-seinfeld, @wisdomtrove
289:Never, never pin your whole faith on any human being: not if he is the best and wisest in the whole world. There are lots of nice things you can do with sand; but do not try building a house on it. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
290:I would like to be going all over the kingdom... and acting everywhere. There's nothing in the world equal to seeing the house rise at you, one sea of delightful faces, one hurrah of applause! ~ charles-dickens, @wisdomtrove
291:Secrets of Closing the Sale, is essential reading. Ziglar tells us that selling and closing are not mysteries to be solved; instead they are as tangible as when his wife up-sold him on a new house. ~ zig-ziglar, @wisdomtrove
292:If I thought there was some reason to be concerned about them, I wouldn't be sleeping in this house tonight. (When asked about continued presence of Soviet nuclear submarines along US coastlines) ~ ronald-reagan, @wisdomtrove
293:A garden, you know, is a very usual refuge of a disappointed politician. Accordingly, I have purchased a few acres about nine miles from town, have built a house, and am cultivating a garden. ~ alexander-hamilton, @wisdomtrove
294:Every face, every shop, bedroom window, public-house, and dark square is a picture feverishly turned&
295:I think this is the most extraordinary collection of talent, of human knowledge, that has ever been gathered at the White House - with the possible exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone. ~ john-f-kennedy, @wisdomtrove
296:The bustle in a house The morning after death Is solemnest of industries Enacted upon earth,&
297:Winny and I lived in a house that ran on static electricity. If you wanted to run the blender, you had to rub balloons on your head. If you wanted to cook, you had to pull off a sweater real quick ~ steven-wright, @wisdomtrove
298:God's dream is that you have an abundance, that you be totally out of debt, pay your house off, pay your credit cards off, and have so much overflow that you can be a blessing to everyone around you! ~ joel-osteen, @wisdomtrove
299:It was strange to have no self-to be like a little boy left alone in a big house, who knew that now he could do anything he wanted to do, but found that there was nothing that he wanted to do. ~ f-scott-fitzgerald, @wisdomtrove
300:We have been just going like a house afire, and we couldent see any reason why we shouldent keep right on burning. Our tastes were acquired on credit, and we wanted to keep on enjoying 'em on credit. ~ will-rogers, @wisdomtrove
301:Can't repeat the past?" he cried incredulously. "Why of course you can!" He looked around him wildly, as if the past were lurking here in the shadow of his house, just out of reach of his hand. ~ f-scott-fitzgerald, @wisdomtrove
302:In my house there's this light switch that doesn't do anything. Every so often, I would flick it on and off just to check. Yesterday, I got a call from a woman in Germany. She said &
303:My mother was determined to make us independent. When I was four years old, she stopped the car a few miles from our house and made me find my own way home across the fields. I got hopelessly lost. ~ richard-branson, @wisdomtrove
304:There is not one among us in whom a devil does not dwell; at some time, on some point, that devil masters each of us... It is not having been in the Dark House, but having left it, that counts. ~ theodore-roosevelt, @wisdomtrove
305:Spread love everywhere you go; first of all in your house. Give love to your children, to your wife or husband, to a next door neighbor. Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. ~ mother-teresa, @wisdomtrove
306:I laugh when I hear that the fish in the water is thirsty. You don't grasp the fact that what is most alive of all is inside your own house; and so you walk from one holy city to the next with a confused look! ~ kabir, @wisdomtrove
307:Doing a little work around the house. I put fake brick wallpaper over a real brick wall, just so I'd be the only one who knew. People come over and I'm gonna say, "Go ahead, touch it... it feels real." ~ steven-wright, @wisdomtrove
308:[Referring to FDR] If he became convinced tomorrow that coming out for cannibalism would get him the votes he needs so sorely, he would begin fattening a missionary in the White House yard come Wednesday. ~ h-l-mencken, @wisdomtrove
309:I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! - When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library. ~ jane-austen, @wisdomtrove
310:I don't think God is a gender. He presents himself as a father but he comes to us with the tenderness of a mother. In some of the parables, he is the housewife who cleans the house looking for the lost coin. ~ max-lucado, @wisdomtrove
311:I want to hang a map of the world in my house. Then I'm gonna put pins into all the locations I've traveled to, but first I'm gonna have to travel to the top two corners of the map, so it won't fall down. ~ mitch-hedberg, @wisdomtrove
312:I wanna hang a map of the world in my house. Then I'm gonna put pins into all the locations that I've traveled to. But first, I'm gonna have to travel to the top two corners of the map so it won't fall down. ~ mitch-hedberg, @wisdomtrove
313:Take a laptop with no network or WiFi access, and go to a place where you can work flat out without distractions, such as a library, park, coffee house, or your own backyard. Leave your comm gadgets behind.  ~ steve-pavlina, @wisdomtrove
314:Always discriminate-your body, your house, the people and the world are all absolutely unreal like a dream. Always think that the body is only an inert instrument. And the Atman within is your real nature. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
315:I think that if one is faced by inevitable destruction - if a house is falling upon you, for instance - one must feel a great longing to sit down, close one's eyes and wait, come what may . . . ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
316:Nobody is ever made happy by winning the lottery, buying a house, getting a promotion or even finding true love. People are made happy by one thing and one thing only – pleasant sensations in their bodies. ~ yuval-noah-harari, @wisdomtrove
317:I would give a woman not more rights, but more privileges. Instead of sending her to seek such freedom as notoriously prevails in banks and factories, I would design specially a house in which she can be free. ~ g-k-chesterton, @wisdomtrove
318:One time the power went out in my house and I had to use the flash on my camera to see my way around. I made a sandwich and took fifty pictures of my face. The neighbors thought there was lightning in my house. ~ steven-wright, @wisdomtrove
319:I have a friend who is a juggler. If I'm at his house, I don't like to take food from him, if it's in threes. He has three apples left, I guess I can't have one. I wouldn't want to screw up his practice routine. ~ mitch-hedberg, @wisdomtrove
320:Nakata's empty inside... Do you know what it means to be completely empty? Being empty is like a vacant house. An unlocked, vacant house. Anybody can come in, anytime they want. That's what scares me the most ~ haruki-murakami, @wisdomtrove
321:Women should remain at home, sit still, keep house, and bear and bring up children... If a woman grows weary and, at last, dies from childbearing, it matters not. Let her die from bearing - she is there to do it. ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove
322:One love it is that pervades the whole world, few there are who know it fully: They are blind who hope to see it by the light of reason, that reason which is the cause of separation - The house of reason is very far away! ~ kabir, @wisdomtrove
323:Don’t ever underestimate the importance of money. I know it’s often been said that money won’t make you happy and this is undeniably true, but everything else being equal, it’s a lovely thing to have around the house. ~ groucho-marx, @wisdomtrove
324:One of the principles we teach in our programs is "If you shoot for the stars, you'll at least hit the moon." Poor people don't even shoot for the ceiling in their house, and then they wonder why they're not successful. ~ t-harv-eker, @wisdomtrove
325:So the America I loved still exists, if not in the White House or the Supreme Court or the Senate or the House of Representatives or the media. The America I love still exists at the front desks of our public libraries. ~ kurt-vonnegut, @wisdomtrove
326:The writer's first job is not to have opinions but to tell the truth... and refuse to be an accomplice of lies and misinformation. Literature is the house of nuance and contrariness against the voices of simplification. ~ susan-sontag, @wisdomtrove
327:It should create lots more walk-around traffic. You can walk to the movies, you can walk to Kaiser Grill or the Chop House or my place, you can walk to the Spa casino. There's just a lot more out here than there used to be. ~ sam-harris, @wisdomtrove
328:It was still quiet in the house, and not a sound was heard from outside, either. Were it not for this silence, my reverie would probably have been disrupted by reminders of daily duties, of getting up and going to school. ~ hermann-hesse, @wisdomtrove
329:I always wondered why the makers leave housekeeping and cooking out of their tales. Isn't it what all the great wars and battles are fought for - so that at day's end a family may eat together in a peaceful house? ~ ursula-k-le-guin, @wisdomtrove
330:They would spend a lot of their time simply walking around in the woods or in the cities, or they would come over to his house and he would teach them with a great deal of humor and laughter about the nature of existence. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
331:A house built on sand is, in fair weather, just as good as if builded on a rock. A cobweb is as good as the mightiest chain cable when there is no strain on it. It is trial that proves one thing weak and another strong. ~ henry-ward-beecher, @wisdomtrove
332:A soft Sea washed around the House A Sea of Summer Air And rose and fell the magic Planks That sailed without a care — For Captain was the Butterfly For Helmsman was the Bee And an entire universe For the delighted crew. ~ emily-dickinson, @wisdomtrove
333:I'll tell ya, I don't get no respect... The other day, I got back from a business trip. I got in a cab and said to the driver, "Hey! Take me to where the action is!" So ya know where he took me? He took me to my house! ~ rodney-dangerfield, @wisdomtrove
334:We have room but for one Language here and that is the English Language, for we intend to see that the crucible turns our people out as Americans of American nationality and not as dwellers in a polyglot boarding-house. ~ theodore-roosevelt, @wisdomtrove
335:You know I have been issued a public urination pass by the city because of my condition. Unfortunately, my little brother ran out of the house with it this morning. Him and his friends are probably peeing all over the city. ~ jerry-seinfeld, @wisdomtrove
336:A man may speak very well in the House of Commons, and fail very completely in the House of Lords. There are two distinct styles requisite: I intend, in the course of my career, if I have time, to give a specimen of both. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
337:We Americans think we are pretty good! We want to build a house, we cut down some trees. We want to build a fire, we dig a little coal. But when we run out of all these things, then we will find out just how good we really are. ~ will-rogers, @wisdomtrove
338:Love is merely a madness; and, I tell you, deserves as well a dark house and a whip as madmen do; and the reason why they are not so punished and cured is that the lunacy is so ordinary that the whippers are in love too. ~ william-shakespeare, @wisdomtrove
339:Shall I ever be able to read that story again; the one I couldn't remember? Will you tell it to me, Aslan? Oh do,do,do." "Indeed,yes, I will tell it to you for years and years. But now, come. We must meet the master of this house. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
340:The outer world, from which we cower into our houses, seemed after all a gentle habitable place; and night after night a man's bed, it seemed, was laid and waiting for him in the fields, where God keeps an open house. ~ robert-louis-stevenson, @wisdomtrove
341:We set up one rule in our house, which is, &
342:When the president of the United States goes out at, you know, 8:00 o'clock in the morning and then his own party votes gets him 2 to 1 in the house, you know that somehow a message isn't getting out. It takes real leadership. ~ warren-buffet, @wisdomtrove
343:Lying in the bed that had once held two, Lisey thought alone never felt more lonely than when you woke up and discovered you still had the house to yourself. That you and the mice in the walls were the only ones still breathing. ~ stephen-king, @wisdomtrove
344:Suppose two-thirds of the members of the national House of Representatives were dumped into the Washington garbage incinerator tomorrow, what would we lose to offset our gain of their salaries and the salaries of their parasites? ~ h-l-mencken, @wisdomtrove
345:God can cause opportunity to find you. He has unexpected blessings where you suddenly meet the right person, or suddenly your health improves, or suddenly you're able to pay off your house. That's God shifting things in your favor. ~ joel-osteen, @wisdomtrove
346:If we are hungry enough for God, we will find a way into His presence. We should be so hungry for the presence of God that we absolutely will not go out of our house or tackle any kind of project until we have spent some time with Him. ~ joyce-meyer, @wisdomtrove
347:We had a dog who was named Pushinka, who was given to my father by a Soviet official. And we trained that dog to slide down the slide we had in the back of the White House. Sliding the dog down that slide is probably my first memory. ~ john-f-kennedy, @wisdomtrove
348:Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. ~ melody-beattie, @wisdomtrove
349:The other night I came home late, and tried to unlock my house with my car keys. I started the house up. So, I drove it around for a while. I was speeding, and a cop pulled me over. He asked where I lived. I said, "Right here, officer." ~ steven-wright, @wisdomtrove
350:We came to the house, and it is an old house, full of great chimneys where wood is burnt on ancient dogs upon the hearth, and grim portraits (some of them with grim legends, too) lower distrustfully from the oaken panels of the walls. ~ charles-dickens, @wisdomtrove
351:You  can't control someone else's thinking. You can't  even control your own. There's no one thinking anyway. It's a house of mirrors. Seeking approval  means being stuck in the thought "I'm a this," this little speck, this limited thing. ~ byron-katie, @wisdomtrove
352:A house is no home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as for the body. For human beings are not so constituted that they can live without expansion.  If they do not get it in one way, they must in another, or perish. ~ margaret-fuller, @wisdomtrove
353:All of you. And you, doorkeeper. No one is to be let out of the house today. And anyone I catch talking about this young lady will be first beaten to death and then burned alive and after that be kept on bread and water for six weeks. There. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
354:Love or hatred calls for self-surrender. He cuts a fine figure, the warm-blooded, prosperous man, solidly entrenched in his well-being, who one fine day surrenders all to love‚îor to hatred; himself, his house, his land, his memories. ~ jean-paul-sartre, @wisdomtrove
355:On Saturday afternoons when all the things are done in the house and there's no real work to be done, I play Bach and Chopin and turn it up real loudly and get a good bottle of chardonnay and sit out on my deck and look out at the garden. ~ maya-angelou, @wisdomtrove
356:House prices just soared beyond - beyond reason in many places and they got financed in silly ways, and people lied about loans, all kinds of accesses entered into it. But that is what - that is the single biggest cause of why we're here. ~ warren-buffet, @wisdomtrove
357:Men have broad and large chests, and small narrow hips, and more understanding than women, who have but small and narrow breasts, and broad hips, to the end they should remain at home, sit still, keep house, and bear and bring up children. ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove
358:A Fox entered the house of an actor and, rummaging through all his properties, came upon a Mask, an admirable imitation of a human head. He placed his paws on it and said, "What a beautiful head! Yet it is of no value, as it entirely lacks brains." ~ aesop, @wisdomtrove
359:Lycurgus being asked why he, who in other respects appeared to be so zealous for the equal rights of men, did not make his government democratical rather than oligarchical, "Go you," replied the legislator, "and try a democracy in your own house. ~ plutarch, @wisdomtrove
360:I have a house that I bought 55 years ago. It's warm in the winter; it's cool in the summer. It has everything I wanted, plus it has all kinds of good memories. Like my kids, I have good thoughts about that. I can't imagine living any better. ~ warren-buffet, @wisdomtrove
361:Today I personally believe that while Jesus came to open the door to God's house, all human beings can walk through that door, whether they know about Jesus or not. Today I see it as my call to help every person claim his or her own way to God. ~ henri-nouwen, @wisdomtrove
362:I think economics is about passion. Economic progress, whether it is a two-person coffee shop or whether it is Netscape, is about people with brave ideas. Because it is brave to mortgage the house, when you've got two kids, to start a coffee shop. ~ tom-peters, @wisdomtrove
363:I would build a cloudy House For my thoughts to live in; When for earth too fancy-loose And too low for Heaven! Hush! I talk my dream aloud - I build it bright to see, - I build it on the moonlit cloud, To which I looked with thee. ~ elizabeth-barrett-browning, @wisdomtrove
364:In desperate hope I go and search for her in all the corners of my house. I find her not. My house is small and what once has gone from it can never be regained. But infinite is thy mansion, my lord, and seeking her I have come to thy door. ~ rabindranath-tagore, @wisdomtrove
365:Hallo! A great deal of steam! the pudding was out of the copper. A smell like a washing-day! That was the cloth. A smell like an eating-house and a pastrycook's next door to each other, with a laundress's next door to that. That was the pudding. ~ charles-dickens, @wisdomtrove
366:I bought a house, it's a two bedroom house, but I think it's up to me to decide how many bedrooms there are. This bedroom has an oven in it. This bedroom has a lot of people sitting around watching TV. This bedroom is over in that other guy's house. ~ mitch-hedberg, @wisdomtrove
367:I would rather do a good hours work weeding than write two pages of my best; nothing is so interesting as weeding. I went crazy over the outdoor work, and at last had to confine myself to the house, or literature must have gone by the board. ~ robert-louis-stevenson, @wisdomtrove
368:I think I lived those years very impersonally. It was almost as though I had erected someone outside myself who was the president's wife. I was lost somewhere deep down inside myself. That is the way I felt and worked until I left the White House. ~ eleanor-roosevelt, @wisdomtrove
369:Plenty of people did not care for him much, but then there is a huge difference between disliking somebody - maybe even disliking them a lot - and actually shooting them, strangling them, dragging them through the fields and setting their house on fire. ~ douglas-adams, @wisdomtrove
370:We don't lump people by groups or special interests. And let me add, in the party of Lincoln there is no room for intolerance and not even a small corner for anti-Semitism or bigotry of any kind. Many people are welcome in our house, but not the bigots. ~ ronald-reagan, @wisdomtrove
371:How pleasant it is to spend an evening in this way! I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! - When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library. ~ jane-austen, @wisdomtrove
372:It's hard for me to talk to her. All I can do when I look at her is think about the day when I won't be able to. So I spend all my time at school thinking about her, wishing I could see her right then, but when I get to her house, I don't know what to say. ~ nicholas-sparks, @wisdomtrove
373:The taste for books was an early one. As a child he was sometimes found at midnight by a page still reading. They took his taper away, and he bred glow-worms to serve his purpose. They took the glow-worms away and he almost burnt the house down with a tinder. ~ virginia-woolf, @wisdomtrove
374:If we never leave our house except to drive to work, do we need to be even remotely aware of this powerful, humbling, extraordinary and eternal life force that surges and ebbs around us all the time? Apparently not. Because we have stopped paying attention. ~ elizabeth-gilbert, @wisdomtrove
375:I refuse to believe that my purpose in this extravagant universe could be to climb a career ladder, buy a house, and get a pension plan. Life is too important to waste just making money and acquiring things. Life is like an enormous question that demands an answer. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
376:You are as much serving God in looking after your own children, & training them up in God's fear, & minding the house, & making your household a church for God, as you would be if you had been called to lead an army to battle for the Lord of hosts. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
377:You have found that you were more secure before you accumulated so much. See what greed has imposed on you: You have filled your house and now you fear burglars. You have hoarded money and lost sleep. See what greed has commanded you: "Do this!" And you did it. ~ saint-augustine, @wisdomtrove
378:If I ask you to plunge into the Ganga or to jump from the roof of a house, meaning it all for your good, could you do even that without any hesitations Just think of it even now; otherwise don't rush forward on the spur of the moment to accept me as your Guru. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
379:I remember thinking how often we look, but never see ... we listen, but never hear ... we exist, but never feel. We take our relationships for granted. A house is only a place. It has no life of its own. It needs human voices, activity and laughter to come alive. ~ erma-bombeck, @wisdomtrove
380:There are a lot of &
381:I don't believe any more in democracy. But I can't believe in the old sort of aristocracy, either, nor can I wish it back, splendid as it was. What I believe in is the old Homeric aristocracy, when the grandeur was inside a man, and he lived in a simple wooden house. ~ d-h-lawrence, @wisdomtrove
382:In a very little time they got to the corner of the field by the side of the pine wood where Eeyore's house wasn't any longer. &
383:He said he would come in,' the White Queen went on, `because he was looking for a hippopotamus. Now, as it happened, there wasn't such a thing in the house, that morning.' Is there generally?' Alice asked in an astonished tone. Well, only on Thursdays,' said the Queen. ~ lewis-carroll, @wisdomtrove
384:Ford looked at him severely. And no sneaky knocking down Mr Dent's house whilst he's away, alright?" he said. The mere thought," growled Mr Prosser, "hadn't even begun to speculate," he continued, settling himself back, "about the merest possibility of crossing my mind. ~ douglas-adams, @wisdomtrove
385:More than anything, he wanted to return to the house with the same look of peace that he'd seen on Pastor Harris's face, but he trudged through the sand, he couldn't help feeling like an amateur, someone searching for God's truths like a child searching for seashells. ~ nicholas-sparks, @wisdomtrove
386:Prayer is the window that God has placed in the walls of our world. Leave it shut and the world is a cold, dark house. But throw back the curtains and see His light. Open the window and hear His voice. Open the window of prayer and invoke the presence of God in your world. ~ max-lucado, @wisdomtrove
387:Furthermore, we should keep all things only as if they had been merely lent and not given to us, without any sense of possessiveness, whether it be our body or soul, our senses, faculties, worldly goods or honour, friends, relations, house or home or anything whatsoever. ~ meister-eckhart, @wisdomtrove
388:You are like the man in the cinema house, laughing and crying with the picture, though knowing fully well that he is all the time in his seat and the picture is but the play of light. It is enough to shift attention from the screen to oneself to break the spell. ~ sri-nisargadatta-maharaj, @wisdomtrove
389:Some Christians feel guilty when they are doing something that isn't &
390:In the great city of San Francisco, where I used to live, at 2 in the morning every other Victorian house has somebody who is writing the great American novel. And the city is not loaded with James Joyces or Virginia Woolfs. But entrepreneurship is about distorted views of reality. ~ tom-peters, @wisdomtrove
391:Lord God, I thank Thee that Thou hast been pleased to make me a poor and indigent man upon earth. I have neither house nor land nor money, to leave behind me. Thou hast given me wife and children, whom I now restore to Thee. Lord, nourish, teach, and preserve them as Thou hast me. ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove
392:The White House was designed by Hoban, a noted Irish-American architect, and I have no doubt that he believed by incorporating several features of the Dublin style he would make it more homelike for any President of Irish descent. It was a long wait, but I appreciate his efforts. ~ john-f-kennedy, @wisdomtrove
393:Elrond's house was perfect, whether you liked food or sleep or story-telling or singing (or reading), or just sitting and thinking best, or a pleasant mixture of them all. Merely to be there was a cure for weariness. ... Evil things did not come into the secret valley of Rivendell. ~ j-r-r-tolkien, @wisdomtrove
394:Man, even now, can do wonders to animals: my cat and dog live together in my house and seem to like it. It may have been one of man's functions to restore peace to the animal world, and if he had not joined the enemy he might have succeeded in doing so to an extent now hardly imaginable. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
395:There's no reason to keep a piece of furniture in your house that is so sacred and rare that you can't put your feet up on it and a dog can't jump up on it. Likewise, a book that sits on a shelf like a piece of porcelain, only to be admired, never to be read again, is a dead book. ~ elizabeth-gilbert, @wisdomtrove
396:All my life I had to fight. I had to fight my daddy. I had to fight my uncles. I had to fight my brothers. Girl, child ain't safe in a family of men, but I ain't never thought I had to fight in my own house. I loves Harpo. God knows I do. But I'll kill him dead before I let him beat me. ~ alice-walker, @wisdomtrove
397:I certainly must,' said she. &
398:I don't think God is a gender. He presents himself as a father but he comes to us with the tenderness of a mother. In some of the parables, he is the housewife who cleans the house looking for the lost coin. So I think we can miss the point if we get too concerned about the gender of God. ~ max-lucado, @wisdomtrove
399:What's the most critical factor in any business decision you'll ever have to make? Basically, it boils down to this question: If this all crashes, will it bring the whole house tumbling down like a pack of cards? One business matra remains embedded in my brain - protect the downside. ~ richard-branson, @wisdomtrove
400:But 300 million Americans, their lending institutions, their government, their media, all believed that house prices were going to go up consistently. And that got billed into a $20 trillion residential home market. Lending was done based on it, and everybody did a lot of foolish things. ~ warren-buffet, @wisdomtrove
401:Do we know our poor people? Do we know the poor in our house, in our family? Perhaps they are not hungry for a piece of bread. Perhaps our children, husband, wife, are not hungry, or naked, or dispossessed, but are you sure there is no one there who feels unwanted, deprived of affection? ~ mother-teresa, @wisdomtrove
402:Daily there have to be many troubles and trials in every house, city, and country. No station in life is free of suffering and pain, both from your own, like your wife or children or household help or subjects, and from the outside, from your neighbors and all sorts of accidental trouble. ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove
403:How long it lasted, I couldn't tell. It might have been five seconds, it might have been a minute. Time wasn't fixed. It wavered, stretched, shrank. Or was it me that wavered, stretched, and shrank in the silence? I was warped in the folds of time, like a reflection in a fun house mirror. ~ haruki-murakami, @wisdomtrove
404:I reached Ghazipur three days ago. Here I am putting up in the house of Babu Satish Chandra Mukherji, a friend of my early age. The place is very pleasant. Close by flows the Ganga, but bathing there is troublesome, for there is no regular path, and it is hard work wading through sands. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
405:[Praying] demands that you take to the road again and again, leaving your house and looking forward to a new land for yourself and your [fellow human]. This is why praying demands poverty, that is, the readiness to live a life in which you have nothing to lose so that you always begin afresh. ~ henri-nouwen, @wisdomtrove
406:It's funny, but have you ever noticed that the more special something is, the more people seem to take it for granted? It's like they think it won't ever change. Just like this house here. All it ever needed was a little attention, and it would never have ended up like this in the first place. ~ nicholas-sparks, @wisdomtrove
407:It's just because I love the past that I want this house to look back on its glamourous moment of youth and beauty, and I want its stairs to creak as if to the footsteps of women with hoop skirts and men in boots and spurs. But they've made it into a blondined, rouged-up old woman of sixty. ~ f-scott-fitzgerald, @wisdomtrove
408:War is a dead end, literally. And, what is more, we simply can't afford it. Not morally, and not financially. How long will it take the citizens of the United States, one wonders, to recognize that the house their country bombed in Iraq is the same one they were living in until it was foreclosed? ~ alice-walker, @wisdomtrove
409:You see, in Washington they have these bodies, Senate and the House of Representatives. That is for the convenience of the visitors. If there is nothing funny happening in one, there is sure to be in the other, and in case one body passes a good bill, why, the other can see it in time and kill it. ~ will-rogers, @wisdomtrove
410:Sometimes people can hunger for more than bread. It is possible that our children, our husband, our wife, do not hunger for bread, do not need clothes, do not lack a house. But are we equally sure that none of them feels alone, abandonded, neglected, needing some affection? That, too, is poverty. ~ mother-teresa, @wisdomtrove
411:A tragedy is a tragedy, and at the bottom, all tragedies are stupid. Give me a choice and I'll take A Midsummer Night's Dream over Hamlet every time. Any fool with steady hands and a working set of lungs can build up a house of cards and then blow it down, but it takes a genius to make people laugh. ~ stephen-king, @wisdomtrove
412:Sometimes he spent hours together in the great libraries of Paris, those catacombs of departed authors, rummaging among their hoards of dusty and obsolete works in quest of food for his unhealthy appetite. He was, in a manner, a literary ghoul, feeding in the charnel-house of decayed literature. ~ washington-irving, @wisdomtrove
413:A dog comes to you and lives with you in your own house, but you do not therefore own her, as you do not own the rain, or the trees, or the laws which pertain to them ... A dog can never tell you what she knows from the smells of the world, but you know, watching her, that you know almost nothing. . . ~ mary-oliver, @wisdomtrove
414:I am not seeking anything but service to my creator. I do not need a house, I do not need a car, I do not need any of that, but to be present with each guest that sits across from me, and I am committed to a bigger thing than me, which is the vision of own, because own is going to outlive all of us. ~ lyania-vanzant, @wisdomtrove
415:Her absence is like the sky, spread over everything. But no, that is not quite accurate. There is one place where her absence comes locally home to me, and it is a place I can't avoid. I mean my own body. It had such a different importance while it was the body of H.'s lover. Now it's like an empty house. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
416:Staying focused on a project or plan is one of the most difficult challenges we face. There is always the house to clean, calls to make, laundry to fold, deadlines to meet. Actually, there is only one thing that keeps us from our goals - lack of focus. And very often, lack of focus is caused by fear. ~ lyania-vanzant, @wisdomtrove
417:Eomer said, &
418:Religions contradict one another-on small matters, such as whether we should put on a hat or take one off on entering a house of worship, or whether we should eat beef and eschew pork or the other way around, all the way to the most central issues, such as whether there are no gods, one God, or many gods. ~ carl-sagan, @wisdomtrove
419:Lady, the sun's light to our eyes is dear, And fair the tranquil reaches of the sea, And flowery earth in May, and bounding waters; And so right many fair things I might praise; Yet nothing is so radiant and so fair As for souls childless, with desire sore-smitten, To see the light of babes about the house. ~ euripedes, @wisdomtrove
420:Were the stars out when I left the house last evening? All I could remember was the couple in the Skyline listening to Duran Duran. Stars? Who remembers stars? Come to think of it, had I even looked up at the sky recently? Had the stars been wiped out of the sky three months ago, I wouldn’t have known. ~ haruki-murakami, @wisdomtrove
421:The harsh, useful things of the world, from pulling teeth to digging potatoes, are best done by men who are as starkly sober as so many convicts in the death-house, but the lovely and useless things, the charming and exhilarating things, are best done by men with, as the phrase is, a few sheets in the wind. ~ h-l-mencken, @wisdomtrove
422:It's not an accident that both my sister and I are writers. Our parents created an accidental Petri dish. My family has great storytellers, and I grew up in a very funny, conversational house and didn't have television. This small family farm was a bubble world that didn't have much to do with reality. ~ elizabeth-gilbert, @wisdomtrove
423:What you do in your house is worth as much as if you did it up in heaven for our Lord God. We should accustom ourselves to think of our position and work as sacred and well-pleasing to God, not on account of the position and work, but on account of the word and faith from which the obedience and work flow. ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove
424:Here's the thing: the unit of reverence in Europe is the family, which is why a child born today of unmarried parents in Sweden has a better chance of growing up in a house with both of his parents than a child born to a married couple in America. Here we revere the couple, there they revere the family. ~ elizabeth-gilbert, @wisdomtrove
425:You can control yourself if you really want to. I'll tell you how I know you can control yourself. If you were in a full fledged emotional temper tantrum in your house and I knocked on your front door... .. Come on! Let me tell you what, you would get control of yourself, and it would only take a few seconds. ~ joyce-meyer, @wisdomtrove
426:I have wished a bird would fly away, And not sing by my house all day; Have clapped my hands at him from the door When it seemed as if I could bear no more. The fault must partly have been in me. The bird was not to blame for his key. And of course there must be something wrong In wanting to silence any song. ~ robert-frost, @wisdomtrove
427:Sometimes we are inclined to think that a very great portion of modern revivalism has been more a curse than a blessing, because it has led thousands to a kind of peace before they have known their misery; restoring the prodigal to the Father's house, and never making him say, “Father, I have sinned.” ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
428:We have picked up people full of worms from the streets, cared for them and let them die in peace and love. When they are brought to our home, they feel they are in their own homes, with their own families. Now, I am trying to open a house for AIDS victims here (in Delhi). The people are dying because of it. ~ mother-teresa, @wisdomtrove
429:Does the logic connect? What are the range of probably outcomes? You want to figure out what those probabilities are and ideally be the House. It's fine to gamble, as long as you're the House. Also, listen to critical feedback, particularly from friends. Generally they will be thinking it but they won't tell you. ~ elon-musk, @wisdomtrove
430:If the house is to be demolished tomorrow anyhow, people seem to feel, we may as well burn the furniture today. None of our problems are insoluble... But it seems clear that to prevail we humans will have to act with a smartness and selflessness that has so far eluded us during our long and tangled history. ~ arthur-c-carke, @wisdomtrove
431:He hadn’t once ceased looking at Daisy, and I think he revalued everything in his house according to the measure of response it drew from her well-loved eyes. Sometimes, too, he stared around at his possessions in a dazed way, as though in her actual and astounding presence none of it was any longer real. ~ f-scott-fitzgerald, @wisdomtrove
432:When Theodore Roosevelt was in the White House, he confessed that if he could be right 75 percent of the time, he would reach the highest measure of his expectation. . . . If that was the highest rating that one of the most distinguished men of the twentieth century could hope to obtain, what about you and me? ~ dale-carnegie, @wisdomtrove
433:Lycurgus the Lacedæmonian brought long hair into fashion among his countrymen, saying that it rendered those that were handsome more beautiful, and those that were deformed more terrible. To one that advised him to set up a democracy in Sparta, "Pray," said Lycurgus, "do you first set up a democracy in your own house. ~ plutarch, @wisdomtrove
434:The day broke grey and dull. The clouds hung heavily, and there was a rawness in the air that suggested snow. A woman servant came into a room in which a child was sleeping and drew the curtains. She glanced mechanically at the house opposite, a stucco house with a portico, and went to the child's bed. ~ william-somerset-maugham, @wisdomtrove
435:Who did she know in Raleigh who took the time off to fix a house? Or read Whitman or Eliot, finding images in the mind, thoughts of the spirit? Or hunted dawn from the bow of a canoe? These weren't the things that drove society, but she felt they shouldn't be treated as unimportant. They made living worthwhile. ~ nicholas-sparks, @wisdomtrove
436:You're not going to die. Here's the white-hot truth: if you go bankrupt, you'll still be okay. If you lose the gig, the lover, the house, you'll still be okay. If you sing off-key, get beat by the competition, have your heart shattered, get fired... it's not going to kill you. Ask anyone who's been through it. ~ danielle-laporte, @wisdomtrove
437:I've travelled all around the world to see the rivers and the mountains, and I've spent a lot of money. I have gone to great lengths, I have seen everything, but I forgot to see just outside my house a dewdrop on a little blade of grass, a dewdrop which reflects in its convexity the whole universe around you. ~ rabindranath-tagore, @wisdomtrove
438:Courage is not limited to the battlefield or the Indianapolis 500 or bravely catching a thief in your house. The real tests of courage are much quieter. They are the inner tests, like remaining faithful when nobody's looking, like enduring pain when the room is empty, like standing alone when you're misunderstood. ~ charles-r-swindoll, @wisdomtrove
439:About thirty years ago, Miss Maria Ward of Huntingdon, with only seven thousand pounds, had the good luck to captivate Sir Thomas Bertram, of Mansfield Park, in the county of Northampton, and to be thereby raised to the rank of a baronet's lady, with all the comforts and consequences of an handsome house and large income. ~ jane-austen, @wisdomtrove
440:I'd have to swing by the house first to change into something more comfortable.ù úThat's fine,ù he said. úI'm all for you changing into something more comfortable.ù úI'll bet you are,ù she said knowingly. úNow, don't start getting fresh,ù he said, feigning offense. úI don't think we know each other well enough for that. ~ nicholas-sparks, @wisdomtrove
441:All your words are but to say: you are a woman, and your part is in the house. But when the men have died in battle and honour, you have leave to be burned in the house, for the men will need it no more. But I am of the House of Erol and not a serving-woman. I can ride and wield blade, and I do not fear either pain or death. ~ j-r-r-tolkien, @wisdomtrove
442:A man is like a two-story house. The first floor is equipped with an entrance and a living room. On the second floor is every family member's room. They enjoy listening to music and reading books. On the first underground floor is the ruin of people's memories. The room filled with darkness is the second underground floor. ~ haruki-murakami, @wisdomtrove
443:My goal was not to have huge luxuries. As a child, I wanted a house with a garden, which I have today. This is what I dreamed of. I’d never worry about age if I knew I could go on being loved and having the possibility to love... So it isn’t age or even death that one fears, as much as loneliness and the lack of affection. ~ audrey-hepburn, @wisdomtrove
444:I have lived in one house in Baltimore for nearly forty-five years. It has changed in that time, as I have - but somehow it still remains the same. No conceivable decorator's masterpiece could give me the same ease. It is as much a part of me as my two hands. If I had to leave it I'd be as certainly crippled as if I lost a leg. ~ h-l-mencken, @wisdomtrove
445:My fear represented the failure of the human system. It is a sad truth of our creation: Something is amiss in our design, there are loose ends of our psychology that are simply not wrapped up. My fears were the dirty secrets of evolution. They were not provided for, and I was forced to construct elaborate temples to house them. ~ steve-martin, @wisdomtrove
446:Some of my foster families used to send me to the movies to get me out of the house and there I'd sit all day and way into the night. Up in front, there with the screen so big, a little kid all alone, and I loved it. I loved anything that moved up there and I didn't miss anything that happened and there was no popcorn either. ~ marilyn-monroe, @wisdomtrove
447:Don’t be normal. Sadly, normal is getting dressed in clothes that you buy for work and driving through traffic in a car that you financed, in order to get to the job that you don’t really like, but that you need, to pay for the clothes and the car, and the house you leave vacant all day so you can afford to live in it. ~ marc-and-angel-chernoff, @wisdomtrove
448:I am afraid that all the grace that I have got of my comfortable and easy times and happy hours, might almost lie on a penny. But the good that I have received from my sorrows, and pains, and griefs, is altogether incalculable … Affliction is the best bit of furniture in my house. It is the best book in a minister's library. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
449:Kilimanjaro is a snow-covered mountain 19,710 feet high, and is said to be the highest mountain in Africa. Its western summit is called the Masai &
450:My father was a man of great charity towards the poor, and compassion for the sick, and also for servants; so much so, that he never could be persuaded to keep slaves, for he pitied them so much: and a slave belonging to one of his brothers being once in his house, was treated by him with as much tenderness as his own children. ~ teresa-of-avila, @wisdomtrove
451:Our Father who art in nature, who has given the gift of survival to the coyote, the common brown rat, the English sparrow, the house fly and the moth, must have a great and overwhelming love for no-goods and blots-on-the-town and bums, and Mack and the boys. Virtues and graces and laziness and zest. Our Father who art in nature. ~ john-steinbeck, @wisdomtrove
452:I was in my house, alone in the living room, anxious about you, watching the flashes of lightning. And a flash of lightning lit up this truth for me, right in front of my eye. That night i lost you, I lost something inside me. Or perhaps several things. Something central to my existence, the very support for who I am as a person ~ haruki-murakami, @wisdomtrove
453:We are like people living in a country whose language they know so little that, with all manner of beautiful and profound things to say, they are condemned to the banalities of the conversation manual. Their brain is seething with ideas, and they can only tell you that the umbrella of the gardener's aunt is in the house. ~ william-somerset-maugham, @wisdomtrove
454:God has not been trying an experiment on my faith or love in order to find out their quality. He knew it already. It was I who didn't. In this trial He makes us occupy the dock, the witness box, and the bench all at once. He always knew that my temple was a house of cards. His only way of making me realize the fact was to knock it down. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
455:I have an oscillating fan at my house. It goes back and forth. It looks like the fan is saying "no." So I like to ask it questions that a fan would say "no" to! Do you keep my hair in place? Do you keep my documents in order? Do you have 3 settings? LIAR! My fan lied to me. Now I will pull the pin up. Now you're not saying ANYTHING! ~ mitch-hedberg, @wisdomtrove
456:But when the door shuts on us, all that vanishes. The shell-like covering which our souls have excreted to house themselves, to make for themselves a shape distinct from others, is broken, and there is left of all these wrinkles and roughnesses a central oyster of perceptiveness, an enormous eye. How beautiful a street is in winter! ~ virginia-woolf, @wisdomtrove
457:The more familiar two people become, the more the language they speak together departs from that of the ordinary, dictionary-defined discourse. Familiarity creates a new language, an in-house language of intimacy that carries reference to the story the two lovers are weaving together and that cannot be readily understood by others. ~ alain-de-botton, @wisdomtrove
458:She was the most wonderful woman for prowling about the house. How she got from one story to another was a mystery beyond solution. A lady so decorous in herself, and so highly connected, was not to be suspected of dropping over the banisters or sliding down them, yet her extraordinary facility of locomotion suggested the wild idea. ~ charles-dickens, @wisdomtrove
459:I have just realized that it is due to you, and to Mr. James Thomas and his staff of the Army Navy Country Club that the putting green here on the White House lawn is already in such excellent condition. I assure you that I get a great deal of pleasure and relaxation out of using the green in an occasional late afternoon hour . . . ~ dwight-eisenhower, @wisdomtrove
460:The house kept its own time, like the old-fashioned grandfather clock in the living room. People who happened by raised the weights, and as long as the weights were wound, the clock continued ticking away. But with people gone and the weights unattended, whole chunks of time were left to collect in deposits of faded life on the floor. ~ haruki-murakami, @wisdomtrove
461:Not all the treasures of the world, so far as I believe, could have induced me to support an offensive war, for I think it murder; but if a thief breaks into my house, burns and destroys my property, and kills or threatens to kill me, or those that are in it, and to "bind me in all cases whatsoever" to his absolute will, am I to suffer it? ~ thomas-paine, @wisdomtrove
462:The distance between the glorified spirits in heaven and the militant saints on earth seems great; but it is not so. We are not far from home. Heaven... is just one sigh and we get there. Our departed friends are only in the upper room, as it were, of the same house; they have not gone far off; they are upstairs and we are down below. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
463:The way to freedom is through service to others. The way to happiness is through meditation and being in tune with God... break the barriers of your ego, shed selfishness, free yourself from the consciousness of the body, forget yourself, do away with this prison house of incarnations, melt your heart in all, be one with creation. ~ paramahansa-yogananda, @wisdomtrove
464:After a hard day scrambling to find your way around in the world, it's assuring to come home to a place you know. God can be equally familiar to you. With time you can learn where to go for nourishment, where to hide for protection , where to turn for guidance. Just as your earthly house is a place of refuge, so God's house is a place of peace. ~ max-lucado, @wisdomtrove
465:When any one of our relations was found to be a person of a very bad character, a troublesome guest, or one we desired to get rid of, upon his leaving my house I ever took care to lend him a riding-coat, or a pair of boots, or sometimes a horse of small value, and I always had the satisfaction of finding he never came back to return them. ~ oliver-goldsmith, @wisdomtrove
466:A regular wind-up toy world this is, I think. Once a day the wind-up bird has to come and wind the springs of this world. Alone in this fun house, only I grow old, a pale softball of death swelling inside me. Yet even as I sleep somewhere between Saturn and Uranus, wind-up birds everywhere are busy at work fulfilling their appointed rounds. ~ haruki-murakami, @wisdomtrove
467:He didn't call his father and mother &
468:... Individualistic material progress and the desire to gain prestige by coming out on top have taken over from the sense of fellowship, compassion and community. Now people live more or less on their own in a small house, jealously guarding their goods and planning to acquire more, with a notice on the gate that says, &
469:You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness. You may think you have overeaten, but it is patriotism. ~ erma-bombeck, @wisdomtrove
470:He lived in chambers that had once belonged to his deceased partner. They were a gloomy suite of rooms, in a lowering pile of building up a yard, where it had so little business to be, that one could scarcely help fancying it must have run there when it was a young house, playing at hide-and-seek with other houses, and forgotten the way out again. ~ charles-dickens, @wisdomtrove
471:It was dawn now on Long Island and we went about opening the rest of the windows downstairs, filling the house with gray-turning, gold-turning light. The Shadow of a tree fell abruptly across the dew and ghostly birds began to sing among the blue leaves. There was a slow, pleasant movement in the air, scarcely a wind, promising a cool, lovely day. ~ f-scott-fitzgerald, @wisdomtrove
472:What is the Bible in your house? It is not the Old Testament, it is not the New Testament, it is not the Gospel according to Matthew, or Mark, or Luke, or John; it is the Gospel according to William; it is the Gospel according to Mary; it is the Gospel according to Henry and James; it is the Gospel according to your name. You write your own Bible. ~ henry-ward-beecher, @wisdomtrove
473:We're always thinking of eternity as an idea that cannot be understood, something immense. But why must it be? What if, instead of all this, you suddenly find just a little room there, something like a village bath-house, grimy, and spiders in every corner, and that's all eternity is. Sometimes, you know, I can't help feeling that that's what it is. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
474:There is one identical Soul, every separate manifestation being that Soul complete. The differentiated souls issue from the Unity and strike out here and there, but are united at the Source much as light is a divided thing on earth, shining in this house and that, and yet remains one. One Soul [is] the source of all souls; It is at once divided and undivided. ~ plotinus, @wisdomtrove
475:I had a parakeet that used to fly around the house and crash into these huge mirrors my mother put in. Ever heard of this interior design principle, that a mirror makes it seem like you have an entire other room? What kind of jerk walks up to a mirror and goes, Hey look, there's a whole other room in there. There's a guy that looks just like me in there. ~ jerry-seinfeld, @wisdomtrove
476:What is a woman's power then?" she asked. "I don't think we know." "When has a woman power because she's a woman? With her children, I suppose. For a while... " "In her house, maybe." She looked around the kitchen. "But the doors are shut," she said, "the doors are locked." "Because you're valuable." "Oh yes. We're precious. So long as we're powerless. ~ ursula-k-le-guin, @wisdomtrove
477:I had always enjoyed the title of Commander-in-Chief until I was informed ... that the only forces that cannot be transferred from Washington without my express permission are the members of the Marine Corps Band. Those are the only forces I have. I want it announced that we propose to hold the White House against all odds at least for some time to come. ~ john-f-kennedy, @wisdomtrove
478:Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift, that's why we call it the present. If I am not for myself, who will be for me? And if I am only for myself, what am I? And If not now, when? A brick alone is nothing but a brick. It takes a collection of bricks to build a house. Instructor, what?? You mean you teach best what you most need to learn ~ richard-bach, @wisdomtrove
479:Directly down the lawn and accross the Ellipse from the White House are those ordered, classic lines of the Jefferson Memorial and the eyes of the 19-foot statue that gaze directly into the White House, a reminder to any of us who might occupy that mansion of the quality of mind and generosity of heart that once abided there and has been so rarely seen there again. ~ ronald-reagan, @wisdomtrove
480:When they took a young man into Tellson's London house, they hid him somewhere till he was old. They kept him in a dark place, like a cheese, until he had the full Tellson flavour and blue-mould upon him. Then only was he permitted to be seen, spectacularly poring over large books, and casting his breeches and gaiters into the general weight of the establishment. ~ charles-dickens, @wisdomtrove
481:I was a closet pacifier advocate. So were most of my friends. Unknown to our mothers, we owned thirty or forty of those little suckers that were placed strategically around the house so a cry could be silenced in less than thirty seconds. Even though bottles were boiled, rooms disinfected, and germs fought one on one, no one seemed to care where the pacifier had been. ~ erma-bombeck, @wisdomtrove
482:Let’s talk, you and I. Let’s talk about fear. The house is empty as I write this; a cold February rain is falling outside. It’s night. Sometimes when the wind blows the way it’s blowing now, we lose the power. But for now it’s on, and so let’s talk very honestly about fear. Let’s talk very rationally about moving to the rim of madnessand... and perhaps over the edge. ~ stephen-king, @wisdomtrove
483:A short story I have written long ago would barge into my house in the middle of the night, shake me awake and shout, &
484:There are days when I am convinced that Heaven starts already, now, in this ordinary life just as it is, in all its incompleteness, yet, this is where Heaven starts.. see within yourself, if you can find it. I walked through the field in front of the house, lots of swallows flying, everywhere! Some very near was magical. "We are already one, yet we know it not. ~ thomas-merton, @wisdomtrove
485:When somebody makes it very easy for you to do it by saying you don't really have to put up my money, you can lie about your income a little, or we'll give you 100 percent mortgage, you're going to do it, because everybody that's done it has been proven right. You have social tools, and you're going to feel like an idiot if you didn't do it, because the house cost more. ~ warren-buffet, @wisdomtrove
486:It was an evil doom that set her in his path. For she is a fair maiden, fairest lady of a house of queens. And yet I know not how I should speak of her. When I first looked on her and perceived her unhappiness, it seemed to me that I saw a white flower standing straight and proud, shapely as a lily and yet knew that it was hard, as if wrought by elf-wrights out of steel. ~ j-r-r-tolkien, @wisdomtrove
487:There are many locks in my house and all with different keys, but I have one master-key which opens them all. The Lord has many treasures and secrets all shut up from carnal minds with locks which they cannot open. But he who walks in fellowship with Jesus possesses the master-key which will open to him all the blessings of the covenant and even the very heart of God. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
488:Experience is not a matter of having actually swum the Hellespont, or danced with the dervishes, or slept in a doss-house. It is a matter of sensibility and intuition, of seeing, and hearing the significant thing, of paying attention at the right moments, of understanding and coordinating. Experience is not what happens to a man; it is what a man does with what happens to him. ~ aldous-huxley, @wisdomtrove
489:Under none of the accredited ghostly circumstances, and environed by none of the conventional ghostly surroundings, did I first make acquaintance with the house which is the subject of this Christmas piece. I saw it in the daylight, with the sun upon it. There was no wind, no rain, no lightning, no thunder, no awful or unwonted circumstance, of any kind, to heighten its effect. ~ charles-dickens, @wisdomtrove
490:He says-him as was here just now-&
491:The woman turned and went slowly into the house. As she passed the doors she turned and looked back. Grave and thoughtful was her glance, as she looked on the king with cool pity in here eyes. Very fair was her face, and her long hair was like a river of gold. Slender and tall she was in her white robe girt with silver; but strong she seemed and stern as steel, a daughter of kings. ~ j-r-r-tolkien, @wisdomtrove
492:I was much more afraid in Montgomery when I had a gun in my house. When I decided that I couldn’t keep a gun, I came face-to-face with the question of death and I dealt with it. From that point on, I no longer needed a gun nor have I been afraid. Had we become distracted by the question of my safety we would have lost the moral offensive and sunk to the level of our oppressors. ~ martin-luther-king, @wisdomtrove
493:No person can reveal to you aught but that which already lies half asleep in the dawning of your knowledge. The teachers who walk in the shadow of the temple, among their followers, give not of their wisdom but rather of their faith and their lovingness. If they are indeed wise they do not bid you enter the house of their wisdom, but rather lead you to the threshold of your own mind. ~ kahlil-gibran, @wisdomtrove
494:Coming at twenty to his father's house, which was a very sink of filthy debauchery, he, chaste and pure as he was, simply withdrew in silence when to look on was unbearable, but without the slightest sign of contempt or condemnation. His father, who had once been in a dependent position, and so was sensitive and ready to take offense, met him at first with distrust and sullenness. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
495:To exclude from positions of trust and command all those below the age of 44 would have kept Jefferson from writing the Declaration of Independence, Washington from commanding the Continental Army, Madison from fathering the Constitution, Hamilton from serving as secretary of the treasury, Clay from being elected speaker of the House and Christopher Columbus from discovering America. ~ john-f-kennedy, @wisdomtrove
496:Coquettes are, but too rare. It is a career that requires great abilities, infinite pains, a gay and airy spirit. &
497:If Edgar Allan Poe were alive today, his agent would be constantly slapping him upside the head with tightly rolled copies of his brilliant short stories and novelettes, yelling, &
498:The typical atheist rebels against God as a teenager rebels against his parents. When his own desires or standards are not fulfilled in the way that he sees fit, he, in revolt, storms out of the house in denial of the Word of God and in scrutiny of a great deal of those who stand by the Word of God. The epithet &
499:The problem of why God created the universe still troubles thinking men; but if we cannot know why, we can at least know that He did not bring His worlds into being to meet some unfulfilled need in Himself, as a man might build a house to shelter him against the winter cold or plant a field of corn to provide him with necessary food. The word &
500:The yellow fog that rubs its back upon the window-panes The yellow smoke that rubs its muzzle on the window-panes Licked its tongue into the corners of the evening Lingered upon the pools that stand in drains Let fall upon its back the soot that falls from chimneys Slipped by the terrace, made a sudden leap And seeing that it was a soft October night Curled once about the house, and fell asleep ~ t-s-eliot, @wisdomtrove

*** NEWFULLDB 2.4M ***

1:house at Otowi Bridge. ~ Kai Bird,
2:our family’s house. ~ J K Rowling,
3:Sonoma Wolf House. ~ Rick Riordan,
4:stone house ~ T Coraghessan Boyle,
5:And within the house ~ Anne Sexton,
6:house. Nodding, Tim ~ Melinda Leigh,
7:A house is not a home. ~ Polly Adler,
8:House Hunters Renovation ~ Anonymous,
9:My house. My rules. ~ Ella Dominguez,
10:her house. The mental ~ Kendra Elliot,
11:My house, my rules! ~ Stephenie Meyer,
12:The house is a factory. ~ Dave Eggers,
13:I have a house where I go, ~ A A Milne,
14:Less house, more home. ~ Joshua Becker,
15:Baby Stanton is in the house. ~ T L Swan,
16:house settled with a low ~ Melinda Leigh,
17:I was at his house. ~ Mary Higgins Clark,
18:A man's house is his castle. ~ James Otis,
19:You will die in this house. ~ B J Daniels,
20:Berkeley to Jobs’s house ~ Walter Isaacson,
21:He has a house in Denmark, ~ Stylo Fantome,
22:It's not a house, it's a home. ~ Bob Dylan,
23:My house was once an acorn. ~ Roger Deakin,
24:Yes, this house is haunted, ~ Ania Ahlborn,
25:Edwardian house in Worcester ~ Val McDermid,
26:Her mind is a haunted house. ~ Nadeem Aslam,
27:Solitude is the house of peace. ~ T F Hodge,
28:The house shows the owner. ~ George Herbert,
29:gamers in the house forever ~ Thomas Pynchon,
30:The House shewes the owner. ~ George Herbert,
31:arrested outside White House gate ~ Anonymous,
32:A wedding is not house-keeping. ~ Victor Hugo,
33:Every plan is a house of cards. ~ Holly Black,
34:My house is the red earth . . . . ~ Joy Harjo,
35:The house is on fire!” Smoke ~ Pam Mu oz Ryan,
36:When a house is tottering to its fall, ~ Ovid,
37:White House "not only dead broke, ~ Anonymous,
38:And I can see Russia from my house. ~ Tina Fey,
39:An old friend is a new house. ~ George Herbert,
40:Every house where love abides ~ Henry Van Dyke,
41:Family makes a house a home. ~ Jennifer Hudson,
42:For a man's house is his castle. ~ Edward Coke,
43:I barely leave my cage, my house. ~ Kim Coates,
44:I hardly even leave my own house. ~ Bill Nighy, our dreams. ~ Nikki Giovanni,
46:Nobody can just let a person be. ~ Silas House,
47:Prison house for the soul ~ Frank Lloyd Wright,
48:the soul’s frail dwelling-house ~ Dana Cameron,
49:We're news junkies in my house. ~ Stephen King,
50:Writing is a supernatural thing. ~ Silas House,
51:A house divided cannot stand. ~ Abraham Lincoln,
52:Autumn air is good for the lungs. ~ Silas House,
53:Fear is the cheapest room in the house. ~ Hafez,
54:I don’t leave the house, ever. ~ Robert J Crane,
55:Imagine yourself as a living house. ~ C S Lewis,
56:I sold my house to Jerry Seinfeld. ~ Billy Joel,
57:The back-doore robs the house. ~ George Herbert,
58:The house burst into being. It ~ Marie Rutkoski,
59:Your house is your larger body. ~ Khalil Gibran,
60:The Soul is a house...Let it burn! ~ Tim Seibles,
61:We are here to build the house. ~ Cheryl Strayed,
62:Why can’t I keep my house in order? ~ Marie Kond,
63:A heap of bricks is not yet a house. ~ I L Peretz,
64:A home without a cat is just a house. ~ Anonymous,
65:God is in everything and everybody. ~ Silas House,
66:Hagrid. You live in a wooden house! ~ J K Rowling,
67:He’s a real-life Dr. House.” • ~ Susannah Cahalan,
68:I am a curse upon your house as well. ~ Euripides,
69:I'd mortgage any house for art. ~ Garrett Hedlund,
70:The hammer doesn't build the house. ~ Tony Horton,
71:toilet-papered your house! ~ Rachel Ren e Russell,
72:You know where my house is.” He ~ Joanna Chambers,
73:A house is a machine for living in. ~ Le Corbusier,
74:A house without love ain't a home. ~ Merle Haggard,
75:bedroom. I love this house. My mom ~ Preeti Shenoy,
76:investment manager for the House of ~ Daniel Silva,
77:Is there a status quo in the house? ~ Stephen King,
78:Language is the charnel house of man. ~ C E Morgan,
79:No blood or murder belongs in my house ~ V F Mason,
80:Now is it time to burn the house? ~ Louise Erdrich,
81:The house of magic has many rooms. ~ Eugene Burger,
82:The wife is the key of the house. ~ George Herbert,
83:A house built on lies has a weak foundation. ~ Brom,
84:'Cause you can't buy a house in heaven! ~ Lady Gaga,
85:Cemetery than the White House was east. ~ Lee Child,
86:Don't be stupid, it's a flying house! ~ J K Rowling,
87:Heaven is a house with porch lights. ~ Ray Bradbury,
88:In our house DNA means Do Not Argue. ~ Sarah Morgan,
89:We were tired of living in a house. ~ Samantha Hunt,
90:What we speak becomes the house we live in. ~ Hafez,
91:A house that has a library in it has a soul. ~ Plato,
92:destiny doesn’t make house calls ~ Carlos Ruiz Zaf n,
93:Ever heard of “The House of Diamonds”? ~ Ian Fleming,
94:he had the house wired for Wi-Fi, ~ Elizabeth Strout,
95:I can never do nothing in this house! ~ George Lopez,
96:I love house music. I love all music. ~ Concha Buika,
97:I made my own house be my gallows. ~ Dante Alighieri,
98:Oh. God. Yes. I love this house, Gray. ~ Jaci Burton,
99:she ran out of the house. She was ~ Elizabeth George,
100:The house is a machine for living in. ~ Le Corbusier,
101:The House is in the house" Chapter 38 ~ Rick Riordan,
102:The Mr. absent, and the house dead. ~ George Herbert,
103:Wherever God erects a house of prayer ~ Daniel Defoe,
104:For our house is our corner of the world. ~ Anonymous,
105:Happiness is a house without a telephone. ~ Gay Byrne,
106:Hate has no place in the house of God. ~ Desmond Tutu,
107:House Music isn't black or white. ~ Frankie Knuckles,
108:I live in the house bad reviews built. ~ Paul Stanley,
109:In our house, all you hear is groaning. ~ James Ensor,
110:in this house, speaking and thinking ~ David Baldacci,
111:I want a man in my life, not in my house. ~ Joy Behar,
112:Platonic England, house of solitudes, ~ Geoffrey Hill,
114:The world is the house of the strong. ~ Denis Diderot,
115:Ada! sole daughter of my house and heart. ~ Lord Byron,
116:After the house is finisht, leave it. ~ George Herbert,
117:A house and a woman sute excellently. ~ George Herbert,
119:I'd rather be in a tent than in a house. ~ Mary Leakey,
120:In a good house all is quickly ready. ~ George Herbert,
121:In the house of a Fidler, all fiddle. ~ George Herbert,
122:I sing around the house, in the shower ~ Aaron Neville,
123:Make sure you have cheese in your house. ~ Hannah Hart,
124:The Dar al-Jawasis. The House of Spies. ~ Daniel Silva,
125:The house must be a sanctuary. ~ Christina Baker Kline,
126:The house praises the carpenter. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
127:The White House is a strange place. ~ Marlin Fitzwater,
128:He could start a row in an empty house. ~ Alex Ferguson,
129:house feels like it’s shaking, too, the ~ Paula Hawkins,
130:It's nice having a bear about the house. ~ Michael Bond,
131:I was never invited to the White House. ~ Bobby Fischer,
132:I who was a house full of bowel movement, ~ Anne Sexton,
133:My father was a house,my mother was a home. ~ Lang Leav,
134:My house is not James Bondish at all. Sorry. ~ Ken Adam,
135:No house is ugly with a good view! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
136:The ego is not master in its own house. ~ Sigmund Freud,
137:The House Beautiful is the play lousy. ~ Dorothy Parker,
138:The White House is a bully pulpit. ~ Theodore Roosevelt,
139:A house divided against itself cannot stand. ~ Anonymous,
140:A man is so in the way in the house. ~ Elizabeth Gaskell,
141:Echo is a servant of the Nightray house. ~ Jun Mochizuki,
142:Every great house is full of haughty servants. ~ Juvenal,
143:in a squalid, run-down house in the worst ~ Ruth Rendell,
144:I've got a great place, it's a country house ~ Lita Ford,
145:I want to see a Jew in the White house. ~ Kinky Friedman,
146:Love had been conditional in our house. ~ Orest Stelmach,
147:Our house is our corner of the world. ~ Gaston Bachelard,
148:Solar Car Powers Your House When It's Parked ~ Anonymous,
149:The storm dropped a house on her head. ~ Gregory Maguire,
150:We can plant a house, we can build a tree. ~ Kurt Cobain,
151:A house built on greed cannot long endure. ~ Edward Abbey,
152:A house divided against itself cannot stand, ~ J S Bailey,
153:A house is not a home without books and cats. ~ Anonymous,
154:A man in the house is worth two on the street. ~ Mae West,
155:An old man in a house is a good sign. ~ Benjamin Franklin,
156:Be willing that any feeling can visit your house. ~ Mooji,
157:enters your soul and helps tidy the house. ~ Paulo Coelho,
158:Every single house has had death visit. ~ Sandra Cisneros,
159:Franklin, the whole house was on Zoloft. ~ Lionel Shriver,
160:He screamed at that fucking house, willing ~ Ania Ahlborn,
161:I always wanted to live in a haunted house. ~ Dick Cavett,
162:I have no friends and I never leave my house. ~ Megan Fox,
163:It's in a neighbor's house fiction begins. ~ Dermot Healy,
164:Let me go to the house of the Father. ~ Pope John Paul II,
165:My brick. My house. My whole wide world. ~ William Ritter,
166:My shoes are worth more......than your house! ~ Ric Flair,
167:The world may be known Without leaving the house. ~ Laozi,
168:This whole goddamn house stinks of ghosts. ~ J D Salinger,
169:Voodoo doll belong in the house of voodoo. ~ Marie Laveau,
170:Well, don’t eat my house!’ the baker woman ~ Adam Gidwitz,
171:A fat house-keeper makes leane Executors. ~ George Herbert,
172:A house can have integrity, just like a person. ~ Ayn Rand,
173:A house is not a home until it has a dog. ~ Gerald Durrell,
174:All I want is to enter my house justified. ~ Sam Peckinpah,
175:Art is a house that tries to be haunted. ~ Emily Dickinson,
176:Every house needs a grandmother in it. ~ Louisa May Alcott,
177:Every house should have a turret ~ Heather Vogel Frederick,
178:For a single path leads to the house of Hades. ~ Aeschylus,
179:house, no bigger than a box of notecards. The ~ Anne Tyler,
180:I am in control here, in the White House. ~ Alexander Haig,
181:I was born in the house my father built. ~ Richard M Nixon,
182:Justice pleaseth few in their owne house. ~ George Herbert,
183:Maybe God has a house.
But not here. ~ Theodore Roethke,
184:Mother came to New York to keep house for me. ~ Desi Arnaz,
185:The house is a nerd. They're living in a nerd! ~ Anonymous,
186:Venus smiles not in a house of tears ~ William Shakespeare,
187:a man who builds a house never really dies. ~ Margaret Mahy,
188:And you’ll put a deposit on the house tomorrow? ~ Ira Levin,
189:Every bowling center should have a house pro. ~ Don Johnson,
190:I grew up in a house with very few books. ~ Ken Livingstone,
191:I'm not homophobic. I'm not scared of my house. ~ Peter Kay,
192:It is not wise to hurt the house’s feelings. ~ T Kingfisher,
193:My father was a house,
my mother was a home. ~ Lang Leav,
194:My office at Hope House was fan-freaking-tastic. ~ T A Webb,
195:One aged man - one man - can't fill a house. ~ Robert Frost,
196:Shadows in the house put shadows in the mind. ~ V C Andrews,
197:The House is in the house"

Chapter 38 ~ Rick Riordan,
198:The Noble and Most Ancient House of Black Mrs ~ J K Rowling,
199:To worship is to remember Who owns the house. ~ Walter Wink,
200:Venus smiles not in a house of tears. ~ William Shakespeare,
201:A little manic was what their house ran on. ~ Rainbow Rowell,
202:Don't worry spiders, I keep house casually. ~ Kobayashi Issa,
203:each house is a heavy footprint on the Earth. ~ Alice Walker,
204:house. Check the Internet and phone service. ~ Melinda Leigh,
205:I wanted to give the house back to the parents. ~ Bill Cosby,
206:My house is burned, but I can see the sky. ~ Lance Armstrong,
207:Paris Hilton's house was pretty exciting. ~ Israel Broussard,
208:sweeps by your house.” “Thanks.” She watched him ~ Toby Neal,
209:The house. It watches every move you make. ~ Shirley Jackson,
210:We in this house are all that is left of Logres. ~ C S Lewis,
211:Whatever house I'm in, I hope she's not in it. ~ J K Rowling,
212:Woe to the house where there is no chiding. ~ George Herbert,
213:Angels do not enter a house where there is a dog. ~ Anonymous,
214:Can one move an empire as if it were a house? ~ Ismail Kadare,
215:Dogs do not grasp the concept of house cleaning. ~ Dave Barry,
216:Every rich man’s house has a servant’s entrance. ~ Max Brooks,
217:Garbage clutters the house that has no dream. ~ Michael Dolan,
218:He hath eaten me out of house and home. ~ William Shakespeare,
219:How are you? You old love-house of always. ~ Ernest Hemingway,
220:I set out for your parents’ house straightaway. ~ J K Rowling,
221:Mom ran the house, so we grew up Portuguese. ~ Emeril Lagasse,
222:My father was never anti-anything in our house. ~ Errol Flynn,
223:One cat in a house is a sign of loneliness. ~ Edward Dahlberg,
224:Sure, I'd like to be like the House of Chanel ~ John Galliano,
225:The house is a place where things can go wrong. ~ David Lynch,
226:The house of every one is to him as his castle. ~ Edward Coke,
227:The house was the color of baby vomit. ~ Pixie Lynn Whitfield,
228:the upper windows of his house, appeared ~ F Scott Fitzgerald,
229:To play at Chesse when the house is on fire. ~ George Herbert,
230:We will be filled with good food from your house. ~ Anonymous,
231:Yeah, actually, gamers in the house forever. ~ Thomas Pynchon,
232:You could start an argument in an empty house. ~ Jill Shalvis,
233:You don't have to be a house to be haunted. ~ Emily Dickinson,
234:A house divided against itself cannot stand. ~ Abraham Lincoln,
235:Europe is trying to get its fiscal house in order. ~ Jacob Lew,
236:Fire can either burn down your house or warm it. ~ Holly Black,
237:Give house-room to the best; 'tis never known ~ Robert Herrick,
238:God oft hath a great share in a little house. ~ George Herbert,
239:house band, Erich Zann and the Crawling Chaos, ~ Dennis Liggio,
240:I bought a house, and I've been decorating it ~ Charlie Hunnam,
241:If folly were griefe every house would weepe. ~ George Herbert,
242:Learn how to forgive others, including yourself. ~ Silas House,
243:Photography just gets us out of the house. ~ William Eggleston,
244:The House and Senate also passed a joint ~ Jennifer Chiaverini,
245:the house had been dispelled, evicted by ~ Ellen Marie Wiseman,
246:We get along like a house on fire these days. ~ Rebecca McNutt,
247:What the soul can house, flesh cannot fathom. ~ Steven Erikson,
248:A house without security cannot be a home! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
249:Here, in this house the ghosts of our past are real ~ Ruth Ware,
250:'House' was such a special part of my life. ~ Jennifer Morrison,
251:I bought my first house because of Animal House. ~ P J O Rourke,
252:In his house at R'lyeh dead Cthulhu waits dreaming. ~ Anonymous,
253:I spend most of my free time under the house. ~ David Letterman,
254:Language is the house of the truth of Being. ~ Martin Heidegger,
255:London is the clearing-house of the world. ~ Joseph Chamberlain,
256:Many would argue that alpinism is art, not sport. ~ Steve House,
257:The house was full of things Zoe had bought ~ Tanya Anne Crosby,
258:The plain man’s house was palatial, even by the ~ Fern Michaels,
259:There can be no whitewash at the White House. ~ Richard M Nixon,
260:This house … is clean. —POLTERGEIST (1982) ~ Seth Grahame Smith,
261:to hear of the new house that Sam Hochstetler, ~ Stephanie Reed,
262:[White House is] the finest prison in the world. ~ Barack Obama,
263:A house doesn't become a home until love moves in. ~ Faraaz Kazi,
264:Every house, to be a true home, needs a mistress. ~ Laura Frantz,
265:Happy is the house that shelters a friend. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
266:If there's cheesecake in the house, I'll have some. ~ Kelly Ripa,
267:It takes a heap of living to make a house a home ~ Kurt Vonnegut,
268:I was born in a lovely white house with a garden. ~ Judy Garland,
269:Man or woman in the White House. How about that? ~ Jedediah Bila,
270:My new house is going to have wall-to-wall awards! ~ Patsy Cline,
271:mysterious tree house appeared in the woods. ~ Mary Pope Osborne,
272:Running a house should be left to innkeepers. ~ Nicolas Chamfort,
273:somewhere not exactly close, but in Max’s house ~ Kristen Ashley,
274:That house set his chicken sense a-tingling. ~ Ferrett Steinmetz,
275:that there was a party under way at the house ~ Michael Connelly,
276:The house is a ruin, and the rats fly from it. ~ Charles Dickens,
277:The House of Change... is bigger inside than out. ~ Michael Ende,
278:Then all this earth shines like one house. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
279:There will be no whitewash in the White House. ~ Richard M Nixon,
280:To become a photographer leave your house first. ~ Steve McCurry,
281:We can't have Donald Trump in the White House. ~ Stephanie March,
282:When a man is not satisfied with a house where he ~ Renzo Piano,
283:Whom God loves, his house is sweet to him. ~ Miguel de Cervantes,
284:"Without leaving my house, I know the whole universe." ~ Lao-Tzu,
285:A good laugh is sunshine in a house ~ William Makepeace Thackeray,
286:Any cube can be found on the lawn of the White House. ~ Greg Egan,
287:bedroom for him in her house, although he ~ Barbara Taylor Sissel,
288:Faith does not grow in a house of certainty. ~ William Paul Young,
289:I do love this house as others might love a person. ~ Kate Morton,
290:I love my house. I love my family. I love my animals. ~ Joey King,
291:I'm more of a house painter.That's the way I work. ~ Frank Stella,
292:I'm super organized, but a horrible house cleaner. ~ Angie Harmon,
293:Love is the house of God and you are living in that house. ~ Rumi,
294:rapidly around the second floor of the house while ~ Shari Lapena,
295:still in use though coeval with the old house. Then ~ Carola Dunn,
296:THE MAN IN THE PINK SHIRT stopped outside his house. ~ N D Wilson,
297:There is a skeleton in every house. ~ William Makepeace Thackeray,
298:Your church is a baby-house made of blocks. ~ Henry David Thoreau,
299:You take my house when you do take the prop ~ William Shakespeare,
300:A house is a kind of box you put a girl in. ~ Catherynne M Valente,
301:A husband is very much like a house or a horse. ~ Anthony Trollope,
302:Alpinism places unique demands on its practitioners. ~ Steve House,
304:Build your house with the stones they hurled at you ~ Erri De Luca,
305:Combray, we used often to invite him to our house. ~ Marcel Proust,
306:Do you think the wren ever dreams of a better house? ~ Mary Oliver,
307:Everything was in confusion in the Oblonskys' house. ~ Leo Tolstoy,
308:Every touch he made on the house must be erased. ~ Shirley Jackson,
309:Excuses are the nails used to build a house of failure. ~ Jim Rohn,
310:Happiness is a small house, with a big kitchen. ~ Alfred Hitchcock,
311:him under house arrest was in his head. Hearing ~ Jonathan Franzen,
312:In his house at R'lyeh, dead Cthulu waits dreaming ~ H P Lovecraft,
313:In my house, a hot dog is a dog that's really hot. ~ Tilda Swinton,
314:It's hard to want to let somebody into your house. ~ Iman Shumpert,
315:It takes a heap o' livin' in a house t' make it home ~ Edgar Guest,
316:Maybe all the trees were God.--A Parchment of Leaves ~ Silas House,
317:On big routes in big mountains, speed equals safety. ~ Steve House,
318:Probably not even a household name in his own house. ~ Teddy Atlas,
319:The house and everything around it were oddly silent. ~ Ron Ripley,
320:the house. She was ashamed about the Mars Bar ~ Marianne Faithfull, rush into the secret house of death... ~ William Shakespeare,
322:We designed the house to go with her looks. ~ Lilian Jackson Braun,
323:which house that is? Or how many siblings you have? ~ Lynn Kurland,
324:17    Let your foot be seldom in your neighbor’s house, ~ Anonymous,
325:A house divided against itself cannot stand, ~ Doris Kearns Goodwin,
326:A house without books is like a room without windows. ~ Horace Mann,
327:A man can afford to let himself go in a hen-house. ~ Ronald Harwood,
328:...and the night moved restlessly about the house. ~ John Steinbeck,
329:clergyman's house where she was taken at first. She did ~ Anonymous,
330:Every house is a mad-house at some time or another. ~ Edith Wharton,
331:Faith does not grow in the house of certainty. ~ William Paul Young,
332:Google's not a real company. It's a house of cards. ~ Steve Ballmer,
333:I'd sneak out of the house to meet girls at 3:30 a.m. ~ Aidan Quinn,
334:I'm going to live in the White House with my family. ~ Donald Trump,
335:In his house at R’lyeh dead Cthulhu waits dreaming. ~ H P Lovecraft,
336:I send messages to the White House continuously ~ Mario Diaz Balart,
337:Let a man behave in his own house as a guest. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
338:My house had suddenly turned into a hospital ward. ~ Brian Selznick,
339:Place every item of clothing in the house on the floor ~ Marie Kond,
340:Prayer is the mortar that holds our house together. ~ Mother Teresa,
341:the house, which had begun to smell like a hot scalp. ~ Amelia Gray,
342:There's nothing like white trash at the White House. ~ Dolly Parton,
343:The White House is the finest prison in the world. ~ Harry S Truman,
344:This is not my beautiful house. Or my beautiful wife. ~ Holly Brown,
345:We`re going to put sanity back into the White House. ~ Donald Trump,
346:We suffer most when the White House busts with ideas. ~ H L Mencken,
347:Where is de house where de mouse is de leader? ~ Zora Neale Hurston,
348:Whoever eats the Lamb outside this House is profane. ~ Saint Jerome,
349:You had bought us some other family's dream house. ~ Lionel Shriver,
350:A good laugh is sunshine in the house. ~ William Makepeace Thackeray,
351:A house. A lot of vegetables. And a giant spaceship. ~ Marissa Meyer,
352:As long as there is one house there must be one hand. ~ Willa Cather,
353:Disordered house, disordered mind, disordered life, ~ Kristen Ashley,
354:dream home, a huge, semicircular log house that sat ~ Kristin Hannah,
355:Hee that burnes his house warmes himselfe for once. ~ George Herbert,
356:Henry lived in a boarding-house in Guildford Street. ~ P G Wodehouse,
357:He's a pig and I don't allow livestock in the house. ~ Erin McCarthy,
358:He will be the last to discover the disgrace of his house. ~ Juvenal,
359:If my house is a prison, the animals are my jailers. ~ Chris Dietzel,
360:I have put out my books and now my house has a soul. ~ Robert Harris,
361:In many, many ways... Hufflepuff is my favorite house. ~ J K Rowling,
362:I OPENED THE front door to Morelli’s house and Bob ~ Janet Evanovich,
363:It takes a heap o' livin' in a house t' make it home ~ Edgar A Guest,
364:I type in one place, but I write all over the house. ~ Toni Morrison,
365:My dream is to have a beautiful old house in Monaco. ~ Eva Herzigova,
366:Of all the rooms in the house your bedroom is yours ~ Dorothy Draper,
367:Once I get outside my house in the morning, I'm on. ~ Sammy Davis Jr,
368:Sex gets us out of the house and out of ourselves. ~ Alain de Botton,
369:THE HUNDRED-YEAR HOUSE By Rebecca Makkai Viking, $26.95. ~ Anonymous,
AT CROIX-ROUSSE Georges Simenon ~ Jeffery Deaver,
371:The recycling in my house was imposed by my kids. ~ Antonio Banderas,
372:What you wear in the house does impact your self-image. ~ Marie Kond,
373:You can't blame a match for a house made of straw ~ Scott Westerfeld,
374:You can’t trump a hotel that looks over the White House ~ Tim Tigner,
375:Your real life begins after putting your house in order ~ Marie Kond,
376:A foolish man... built his house upon the sand. ~ Matthew McConaughey,
377:A joy filled house is like your own personal art museum. ~ Marie Kond,
378:but you were a fool to bring that pider into this house ~ Darren Shan,
379:could see so well the kind of house that has no mercy ~ Graham Greene,
380:Go through every closet in your house in every room. ~ Frederick Lenz,
381:Grace thou thy house and let not that grace thee. ~ Benjamin Franklin,
382:having people over at all house very day of the week. ~ Cathy Yardley,
383:Home,” Rachel said softly, still looking at the house. ~ Stephen King,
384:I am in the House of Mercy, and my heart is a place of prayer. ~ Rumi,
385:I literally went from the outhouse to the White House. ~ Wynonna Judd,
386:I will get married when I build a house in Banana Island ~ Ice Prince,
387:Kids are like buckets of disease that live in your house. ~ Louis C K,
388:Love is the house of God
and you are living in that house. ~ Rumi,
389:New house rule,” I say. “You have to say it every day. ~ Lauren Layne,
390:Nobody shoulders a rifle in defense of a boarding house. ~ Bret Harte,
391:rarely left the house, spent quite a lot of time in bed, ~ John Green,
392:She, like the house, was awe-inspiring in her ruin, ~ Cassandra Clare,
393:The tree house..Brady...Holy Shit! That was Willa Ames. ~ Abbi Glines,
394:You need to build your own house, your own shelter. ~ Timothy Ferriss,
395:After the White House what is there to do but drink? ~ Franklin Pierce,
396:back to the little house, past the well into which Gianni ~ Rhys Bowen,
397:Don't get married in a house where there is no toilet. ~ Jairam Ramesh,
398:Excuses are the nails used to build a house of failure.
~ Jim Rohn,
399:Excuses are the nails used to build a house of failure. ~ Sam Sisavath,
400:front courtyard of his house. In an inner courtyard, ~ Indu Sundaresan,
401:If you prefer, I could bring the horses into the house? ~ Cayla Kluver,
402:I've been to the White House a number of times. ~ Doris Kearns Goodwin,
403:Keeping Crooked Hillary Clinton out of the White House! ~ Donald Trump,
404:Life truly begins after you have put your house in order. ~ Marie Kond,
405:More and more, I feel the need for a house and a garden. ~ Marie Curie,
406:My brother Mark still lives in the house we grew up in. ~ Joan Van Ark,
407:Pack and leave the house, if you really want to be a singer. ~ Daesung,
408:There is no place for grief in a house which serves the Muse. ~ Sappho,
409:There's not much benefit in attacking an empty house. ~ Eiji Yoshikawa,
410:We will reduce the White House staff by 25 percent ~ William J Clinton,
411:Why don't we just build you an house outside Hilly? ~ Kathryn Stockett,
412:A house isn't a real house without a woman in it. ~ Sarah Addison Allen,
413:A house with nothing old in it seems - unseasoned. ~ Maud Hart Lovelace,
414:A lover tries to stand in well with the pet dog of the house. ~ Moliere,
415:But the Father's house is not a house of merit but mercy ~ Kyle Idleman,
416:Casting wistful glances at the Woodlawns’ house Now ~ Carol Ryrie Brink,
417:Commotion...was the symbol of well-being in the house. ~ Shahnaz Bashir,
418:Do I really want to be integrated into a burning house? ~ James Baldwin,
419:God can't clean the house of you when you're still in it. ~ Anne Lamott,
420:I am full of gratitude for my life - and for this house. ~ Julian Clary,
421:I frowned. Had someone broken into my house to… use my oven? ~ R S Grey,
422:I have found the heart and will never leave This house of light. ~ Rumi,
423:In my grandmother's house there was always chicken soup ~ Louis Simpson,
424:It reminds me of The House of the Seven Gables. ~ Christina Baker Kline,
425:Our house was a castle, turreted and open to the sky. ~ Shirley Jackson,
426:Some nights he thinks they are just a dream God is having ~ Silas House,
427:the cot was a window that looked back into the house. ~ Jeanne Birdsall,
428:The house is a fine house, when good folks are within. ~ George Herbert,
429:The House of Winter - such a happy family are we. - Coe ~ Andrea Cremer,
430:The man who has a house everywhere has a home nowhere ~ Marcus Aurelius,
431:The radio is just a stereo like a house ain't a home. ~ Jay Electronica,
432:we’d meet at Lyons Corner House,” she whispered, hurrying ~ Kate Morton,
433:We do not need to burn down the house to kill the rats ~ Herbert Hoover,
434:What the fuck kind of twisted fun house is this? ~ Anthony J Melchiorri,
435:When my house burnes, it's not good playing at Chesse. ~ George Herbert,
436:where the bedroom is wrong the whole house is wrong. ~ Margaret Kennedy,
437:A beautiful plant is like having a friend around the house. ~ Beth Ditto,
438:All evidence of the house ghost reasserting herself. ~ Diane Setterfield,
439:Doorknobs and handles are the jewelry of your house. ~ Reese Witherspoon,
440:Every one in his own house and God in all of them. ~ Miguel de Cervantes,
441:Everything I do is metal. When I clean my house, it's metal. ~ Scott Ian,
442:Fine dressing is a foule house swept before the doores. ~ George Herbert,
443:For Cider House Rules, I was doing a New England accent. ~ Michael Caine,
444:had sold a house for $ 60,000 that cost me $ 20,000. ~ Robert T Kiyosaki,
445:Hudson’s house. It was bungalow style with a stone façade, ~ Mary Burton,
446:i am Dracula;and i bid you welcome,Mr. Harker,to my house. ~ Bram Stoker,
447:I dwell in possibilities... a fairer house than prose. ~ Emily Dickinson,
448:I love linen in soothing colors for any room in the house. ~ Nate Berkus,
449:I'm a weirdo. I don't leave the house unless I have to. ~ Krysten Ritter,
450:I'm in between homes right now, but my last house was dope. ~ Method Man,
451:I must hurry back to my house and my flowers in Monaco. ~ Lillie Langtry,
452:In a rich man's house there is no place to spit but his face. ~ Diogenes,
453:It was not a house where secrets could be kept easily. ~ Tracy Chevalier,
454:I would have painted the White House black. I would have! ~ Dick Gregory,
455:Mrs. Boyd resembled a house roughed up by too many storms. ~ Riley Sager,
456:On July 26, the House narrowly passed the assumption bill. ~ Ron Chernow,
457:That's the best gowne that goes up and downe the house. ~ George Herbert,
458:The house is a castle which the King cannot enter. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
459:The master's tools will never dismantle the master's house ~ Audre Lorde,
460:We buy our own toilet paper even here in the White House. ~ Barack Obama,
461:We set this house on fire forgetting that we live within. ~ Jim Harrison,
462:You can sing the blues in church if you use the words right. ~ Son House,
463:You shouldn't throw stones if you live in a glass house ~ Curtis Jackson,
464:burning house; watched for the dark trousers and blue ~ Randy Wayne White,
465:But as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD. ~ John F MacArthur Jr,
466:But it's all a diversion. A card-house waiting to topple. ~ Rick Remender,
467:Doing a house is so much harder than doing a skyscraper. ~ Philip Johnson,
468:Do I really want to be integrated into a burning house? ~ James A Baldwin,
469:Everyone in this house has been shocked by Henry’s death, ~ Chris d Lacey,
470:...have a house without a pie, be ashamed until you die. ~ J Ryan Stradal,
471:If Barbie were a cage fighter, that would be her dream house. ~ Anonymous,
472:If the retreat house was a trap, it was a very nice one. ~ Elizabeth Hand,
473:I have been very happy in the House of Representatives. ~ George H W Bush,
474:I have had friends for years who have never seen my house. ~ Julie Kavner,
475:I haven't done any building designs since the Loaf House. ~ Ben Nicholson,
476:I looked like a giant trying to fit into a Barbie Dream House. ~ L J Shen,
477:I really have to force myself to tidy up around the house. ~ Marcia Cross,
478:I shouldn't leave the house or interact with people ever. ~ Anna Kendrick,
479:Much of the character of everyman may be read in his house. ~ John Ruskin,
480:my heart has more rooms in it than a whore house ~ Gabriel Garc a M rquez,
481:No house is big enough for the rule of two women. ~ Marion Zimmer Bradley,
482:People who live in my stone house shouldn't throw glass. ~ Atticus Poetry,
483:The blues is not a plaything like some people think they are. ~ Son House,
484:The master's tools will never dismantle the master's house. ~ Audre Lorde,
485:The opera is to music what a bawdy house is to a cathedral. ~ H L Mencken,
486:The opera…is to music what a bawdy house is to a cathedral. ~ H L Mencken,
487:There's a house across the river, but alas, I cannot swim ~ Laura Marling,
488:They did not live in a child’s house, we lived in theirs. ~ David Sedaris,
489:Thou hast death in thy house, and dost bewaile anothers. ~ George Herbert,
490:We are creatures built on a house of cards of language. ~ Stefan Molyneux,
491:We went inside the house, into a different kind of cold. In ~ Hope Jahren,
492:What kind of life can you have in a house without books? ~ Sherman Alexie,
493:Why is it so damn cold in this damn house...damn it! ~ Josephine Angelini,
494:Your house, Regan, your murder.
from Buying Murder ~ Nancy Lynn Jarvis,
495:cigar, and walked up and down before the house, a portly, ~ Sinclair Lewis,
496:Corners, Harlamov's house. I kept trying to find that ~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky,
497:Cut out doors and windows for the house. The holes make it useful. ~ Laozi,
498:Excuses are merely nails used to build a house of failure. ~ Habeeb Akande,
499:for my house will be called a house of prayer for all nations. ~ Anonymous,
500:front of a pretty red-roofed house. All about the square were ~ Jeff Brown,
501:He that would be well, needs not goe from his owne house. ~ George Herbert,
502:I get strangely obsessed about the cleanliness of my house. ~ Utada Hikaru,
503:I need my friends, I need my house, I need my garden. ~ Miranda Richardson,
504:It is a hell of a thing to be hungry in your own house. ~ Ernest Hemingway,
505:It's time to restore honor and dignity to the White House. ~ George W Bush,
506:I will be waiting by candlelight in our tree house of the mind. ~ Joe Hill,
507:Jesus lived this joy of the Father’s house to the full. ~ Henri J M Nouwen,
508:Jobs pointed out as we walked in front of his old house. ~ Walter Isaacson,
509:Mention not a halter in the house of him that was hanged. ~ George Herbert,
510:My house is full of traps.” Twitter would look like this: ~ Randall Munroe,
511:of a clearing in the trees, and maybe a house made of the same ~ Lee Child,
512:... one may live in a big house and yet have no comfort. ~ Agatha Christie,
513:The minute you leave your house, all phones sound alike. ~ Haruki Murakami,
514:The most important piece in the house is the garbage can. ~ Karl Lagerfeld,
515:The only place I can go where I'm not mobbed is my house. ~ Emmanuel Lewis,
516:The White House is a huge organization, first and foremost. ~ Mike McCurry,
517:Virtue cannot dwell with wealth either in a city or in a house. ~ Diogenes,
518:Welcome to my house! Enter freely and of your own free will! ~ Bram Stoker,
519:We live in a bizarre world - there are cameras in our house! ~ Nick Lachey,
520:What is sour in the house a bracing walk makes sweet ~ Henry David Thoreau,
521:Yes; your house is dull enough to drive people to think. ~ Alexandre Dumas,
522:You're like this leopard who's pretending to be a house cat. ~ Holly Black,
523:1953 and moved into a house of his own—he had no idea what ~ Rebecca Skloot,
524:A beach house isn't just real estate. It's a state of mind. ~ Douglas Adams,
525:Armani is a fashion house that I think is iconic and beautiful. ~ Megan Fox,
526:Dad is a word you have to be careful about using in our house, ~ Val Emmich,
527:Happiness is the biggest window a house can ever have! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
528:His life was his again. It was like inheriting a burning house. ~ Ginn Hale,
529:I'd rather play in front of a full house than an empty crowd ~ Johnny Giles,
530:I fucked your daughter. Go ahead and fix my goddamned house. ~ Erika Swyler,
531:If you have children in your house you have Frosted Flakes. ~ Padma Lakshmi,
532:In a rich man's house there is no place to spit but his face.
   ~ Diogenes,
533:In my house I'm the boss, my wife is just the decision maker. ~ Woody Allen,
534:It would drive me crazy to be a guest in my own house. ~ Francesca Marciano,
535:LIFE TRULY BEGINS only after you have put your house in order. ~ Marie Kond,
536:May our house always be too small to hold all of our friends. ~ Myrtle Reed,
537:My favorite place in the world is my dad's house in Montauk. ~ Dylan Lauren,
538:My whinstone house my castle is, I have my own four walls. ~ Thomas Carlyle,
539:proxy, and by this time the house is filling up at last. ~ Beatriz Williams,
540:The House of Lords is a model of how to care for the elderly. ~ Frank Field,
541:throwing stones through the windows of the Riddle House. They ~ J K Rowling,
542:We were watching telly the night Nan burnt the house down. ~ Celine Kiernan,
543:When the house is blown up, there’s nothing to shut or open. ~ Julien Torma,
544:Whose house is of glass, must not throw stones at another. ~ George Herbert,
545:Why doncha come on over to the house and I'll show 'em to ya? ~ Frank Zappa,
546:Wouldn’t you stay in the house if you didn’t want to come out? ~ Harper Lee,
547:You'll go insane if you try to have a picture-book house. ~ Patrick Dempsey,
548:Your property is in danger when your neighbour's house is on fire. ~ Horace,
549:A house inside the nature is a nature inside the house! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
550:back to Olivia’s house to finish getting ready. “It’s about time ~ T K Leigh,
551:If America was a house, the Left would root for the termites. ~ Greg Gutfeld,
552:I’m Lily’s boyfriend. She lives with me. In my house.” Lily ~ Helena Hunting,
553:In every house of marriage there's room for an interpreter. ~ Stanley Kunitz,
554:In my house, it is always a scramble from paycheck to paycheck. ~ Tim Cahill,
555:It's much harder to be an in-house person than an outside person. ~ Bob Gill,
556:It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home. ~ Unknown,
557:I want our life to be like a house with all the windows lit. ~ Edith Wharton,
558:Little kids play house; they play war; they play relationships. ~ John Green,
559:Methods don’t clean your house. You have to clean your house. ~ Dana K White,
560:My favorite health club is the International House of Pancakes ~ Lewis Black,
561:Put your house in order and discover what you really want to do ~ Marie Kond,
562:The company increased as light was let into the house. But ~ Robert Goolrick,
563:The other Houses don’t know that my House still exists. ~ Josephine Angelini,
564:The simpler we make things, the richer the experiences become. ~ Steve House,
565:The White House is now essentially a TV performance. ~ Edmund Snow Carpenter,
566:We got some devastating reviews on Animal House at the start. ~ Ivan Reitman,
567:Women belong in the house - and in Senate.'

T-shirt ~ Alison F Prince,
568:54Your statutes have been my songs In the house of my pilgrimage. ~ Anonymous,
569:7 But I enter Your house by the abundance of Your faithful love;  ~ Anonymous,
570:and looked sharply across the street. There was only one house ~ Pearl S Buck,
571:Any ghosts around this old house now, Elijah had brought with him. ~ J D Horn,
572:Being offended is a natural consequence of leaving the house. ~ Fran Lebowitz,
573:Daughter am I in my mother's house, but mistress in my own. ~ Rudyard Kipling,
574:Dobby, sir. Just Dobby. Dobby the house-elf, said the creature. ~ J K Rowling,
575:don't hesitate to insulate your house, especially the floor. ~ Padgett Powell,
576:Evangelicals catapulted George W. Bush back to the White House. ~ Al Sharpton,
577:Even the sparrows on the house-tops are objects of suspicion. ~ Emmuska Orczy,
578:If your house is burning, wouldn't you try and put out the fire? ~ Imran Khan,
579:I have a guest house because I don't want people in my home. ~ Karl Lagerfeld,
580:In that state of dishabille, she met the rest of the house. “I ~ Neil Strauss,
581:Laziness in prayer is like handing the devil a key to your house. ~ Mark Hart,
582:Leinster House does not inspire the brightest ideas. ~ Lord Edward FitzGerald,
583:May there always be peace, love and happiness in every house. ~ Islom Karimov,
584:My dad and my uncles used to always be in the studio at my house. ~ Lil Romeo,
585:Of course, I'm not a doctor; I just watch a lot of ER and House. ~ Tucker Max,
586:The house of delusions is cheap to build but drafty to live in. ~ A E Housman,
587:The ornament of a house is the friends who frequent it. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
588:There is a fine line between a coffee break and a crack house. ~ Harlan Coben,
589:There would be no moon maps in Frank Borman’s house, however ~ Jeffrey Kluger,
590:The room has to be comfortable; the house has to look habitable. ~ Adolf Loos,
591:To Truth's house there is a single door, which is experience. ~ Bayard Taylor,
592:Trust me, darlin', I've got skills for every room in the house. ~ Avery Flynn,
593:Unless the LORD builds the house, its builders labor in vain.22 ~ Frank Viola,
594:What you wear in the house does impact your self-image. Clothing ~ Marie Kond,
595:All is lovely outside my house and inside my house and myself. ~ Winslow Homer,
596:Folks talk too fast, and don't understand what they talkin' about. ~ Son House,
597:grounds. I said no, that there’d been a watchman at the house ~ Elizabeth Moon,
598:house is built by wisdom,  and it is established by understanding; ~ Anonymous,
599:My mother played piano so we always had music around the house ~ Johnny Winter,
600:One shouldn't talk of halters in the hanged man's house. ~ Miguel de Cervantes,
601:POW camp, he’d imagined a sweet life in a tidy house, Alice ~ Ann Howard Creel,
602:Remember, code is your house, and you have to live in it. ~ Michael C Feathers,
603:the dimming light seemed to make the house disappear into the sky, ~ Grace Lin,
604:the house picked up again its long, slow project of decay. ~ Diane Setterfield,
605:The scaffolding must be removed once the house is built. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
606:This was a house that trapped people rather than protected them. ~ M J Arlidge,
607:To dispute with a drunkard is to debate with an empty house. ~ Publilius Syrus,
608:When I paint a picture of a house, that goes back to my roots. ~ Edward Ruscha,
609:When once misfortune enters a house, silence is in vain. ~ Maurice Maeterlinck,
610:Why don’t the men have “Take Our Sons to the Cat-House Night”? ~ George Carlin,
611:You cannot trust a man if you don’t know his house.’ “Relieved, ~ Paulo Coelho,
612:A warm house is the best New Year present for every child! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
613:Did you know that the White House drug test is multiple choice? ~ Rush Limbaugh,
614:even when we stop typing and leave the house, we remain writers. ~ Larry Brooks,
615:Gallows humor is part of having a doctor in the house. Deal with it. ~ J R Ward,
616:Home was more than a house. It was a place in a person's heart. ~ Ann H Gabhart,
617:I do house things. I paint. I do portraits. I also paint my house. ~ Willa Ford,
618:if you can’t stand the ghosts, get out of the haunted house. ~ Michael Connelly,
619:I grew up in a house that was in a constant state of mourning. ~ Maurice Sendak,
620:It's not the size of the house. It's how much love is inside. ~ Martina McBride,
621:I was ranked the second most conservative member in the House. ~ Jason Chaffetz,
622:I won’t bet $100 against house odds between now and the grave. ~ Charlie Munger,
623:Like building a house, travel always costs more than you estimate. ~ Ilka Chase,
624:My father was a minister and so rock music was banned in our house. ~ Tori Amos,
625:My life is gardening, cleaning around the house and power washing. ~ J B Smoove,
626:Never try to build a house without first laying a foundation. ~ Gloria Copeland,
627:Not all of my songs are electronic, they're not house or dancey. ~ Chaz Bundick,
628:Only a pure heart, a completely pure heart can house eternity. ~ Frederick Lenz,
629:The idea of God ends in a paltry Methodist meeting-house. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
630:There was nowhere to go in the house to escape my dark thoughts. ~ Paula McLain,
631:War is no strife To the dark house and the detested wife. ~ William Shakespeare,
632:Water rolled down the face of the old house like tears, ~ Mary Roberts Rinehart,
633:When a man has a flower in his life he builds a house. ~ Halld r Kiljan Laxness,
634:When evil had taken root in this house, it had grown here first. ~ Peter Straub,
635:A house that does not have one worn, comfy chair in it is soulless. ~ May Sarton,
636:A house turn into a home only when you put your soul in it! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
637:Her house is the nest where she hides the joy, laughter, sorrows, and ~ Lisa See,
638:Hey Audrey,I am watching you de-clutter your house,do you need help? ~ Toni Aleo,
639:Hill House, she thought, You're as hard to get into as heaven. ~ Shirley Jackson,
640:I dwell in a lonely house I know That vanished many a summer ago. ~ Robert Frost,
641:If my father was the head of our house, my mother was its heart. ~ Irving Pichel,
642:If your house runs perfectly, you can win anywhere in the world. ~ Rashmi Bansal,
643:I have learned that even the smallest house can be a home. ~ Henry David Thoreau,
644:I have shot mine arrow o'er the house And hurt my brother. ~ William Shakespeare,
645:I in my own house am an emperor, And will defend what's mine. ~ Philip Massinger,
646:I live in a house with four women. Just shut up and say, Yes ma'am. ~ Tim McGraw,
647:I'm awful with directions, and I'm not very handy around the house. ~ Taye Diggs,
648:Is there a doctor in the house? My parents want me to marry you. ~ Wendy Liebman,
649:I wouldn't run for President. I wouldn't want to move to a smaller house. ~ Bono,
650:May the forces of evil become confused on the way to your house. ~ George Carlin,
651:Mistress Nora’s House of Ill Repute. How may I direct your cock? ~ Tiffany Reisz,
652:[Obama White House] rescued the economy from the worst recession. ~ Rahm Emanuel,
653:One should not talk of hatters in the house of the hanged. ~ Miguel de Cervantes,
654:resting I’m-going-to-kill-someone-and-light-their-house-on-fire face. ~ J R Ward,
655:Somewhere in Hayden's town house, her panties were still smoking. ~ Tessa Bailey,
656:The best way to keep your house spotless is to begin writing a novel. ~ Jen Knox,
657:The house is still, like the breath has been punched out of it. ~ Mary E Pearson,
658:The houses were vacant, and a vacant house falls quickly apart. ~ John Steinbeck,
659:There can be no secrets in a house where there are children. ~ Diane Setterfield,
660:think you’d put the horses in the house, though,” he guffawed. ~ Regina Jennings,
661:This woman's place is in the House - the House of Representatives. ~ Bella Abzug,
662:tomorrow. There’s a Gone With the Wind museum here in the house. ~ Carolyn Brown,
663:Unprotected sex just feels better in a Waffle House bathroom. ~ Steven Spielberg,
664:What kind of a house doesn't have salt? Low sodium freaks! ~ Keith R A DeCandido,
665:When a parent dies, the whole house of cards comes down. ~ Loudon Wainwright III,
666:When you enter into a house, leave the anger ever at the doore. ~ George Herbert,
667:Why did God make me an outcast and a stranger in mine own house? ~ W E B Du Bois,
668:You got the this place lookin' like a whore-house." Jitty said. ~ Carolyn Haines,
669:You no longer think of suicide as a house you will build one day. ~ Neil Hilborn,
670:You shall not come nearer a man by getting into his house. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
671:A country without bordellos is like a house without bathrooms. ~ Marlene Dietrich,
672:Each minute that passes is one fewer in this house. In this life. ~ Anthony Doerr,
673:Every antique farm-house and moss-grown cottage is a picture. ~ Washington Irving,
674:Fear tastes like a rusty knife and do not let her into your house. ~ John Cheever,
675:Frank is in my house with my books, like he’s sitting in my veins. ~ Erika Swyler,
676:happened,” said Pam. She pointed at the big house next door with ~ Liane Moriarty,
677:He that has a house to put's head in has a good head-piece. ~ William Shakespeare,
678:How beautiful this yellow house!
How much she hated it. ~ Silvia Moreno Garcia,
679:If the house of the world is dark, Love will find a way to create windows. ~ Rumi,
680:In life, you need a house and a car. After that, you have a choice. ~ Xavier Niel,
681:Let us enter into the house of knowledge of ourselves. ~ Saint Catherine of Siena,
682:Love's the only house big enough for all the pain in the world. ~ Martina McBride,
683:Meridiano de sangre (Random House, 2016) [de Cormac McCarthy].» ~ Timothy Ferriss,
684:Prison is not a place for humans. Period. It's just an animal house. ~ Lil Boosie,
685:The descent is often as much (or more of) a challenge as the climb. ~ Steve House,
686:the ghosts in the house are ours, and I just want to be with them. ~ Ava Dellaira,
687:The house of fame, he thought, is built on melting ice, not steel... ~ Anya Seton,
688:the house which Dracula had bought was the very next one to my own. ~ Bram Stoker,
689:The time has come for Slytherin House to decide upon its loyalties. ~ J K Rowling,
690:This house feels unfamiliar and disturbingly full of possibilities. ~ Holly Black,
691:To add a library to a house is to give that house a soul. ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero,
692:What I wanted to do was to paint sunlight on the side of a house. ~ Edward Hopper,
693:When there's friction in the house, the only answer is good manners. ~ Patti Page,
694:When you have children your house smells very unpleasant all the time. ~ Jo Brand,
695:You can live with me in this house I've built out of writers blocks. ~ Pete Wentz,
696:Your own property is in peril when your neighbor’s house burns. ~ Jenny Erpenbeck,
697:A saguaro can fall for a snowman but where would they set up house? ~ Jodi Picoult,
698:A white boy that makes C's in college can make it to the White House. ~ Chris Rock,
699:Having pets in the house helps everyone have a reverence for life. ~ Bernie Siegel,
700:I could build and roof a house, though electricity is not my thing. ~ Matt LeBlanc,
701:If a house has no garden, the whole earth becomes its garden! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
702:If I can't, then I'll paint the walls of her house red with my blood. ~ Dia Reeves,
703:If the house of the world is dark,
love will find a way to make windows. ~ Rumi,
704:If you know a friend you can fully trust, Go often to his house ~ David D Friedman,
705:I mean, who the hell has a turret on their house, besides Rapunzel? ~ Jodi Picoult,
706:I'm not scared of spiders at all. I'm the spider killer in the house. ~ Gigi Hadid,
707:In a rich man's house there is no place to spit but his face. ~ Diogenes of Sinope,
708:I never wanted to be with someone who just hung around the house. ~ John Malkovich,
709:In my own house my voice don’t carry from the kitchen to the toilet. ~ Philip Roth,
710:Insanity is a requirement to live in our house. You know that. ~ Michelle Leighton,
711:I thought we didn’t say ‘shut up’ in our house.” “Fuck off, then, ~ Liane Moriarty,
712:I've just got a new house in Pacific Palisades. It's really cute. ~ Claire Forlani,
713:The Byline Boy at last, brining more death to the house of the dead. ~ David Peace,
714:The cure for admiring the House of Lords is to go and look at it. ~ Walter Bagehot,
715:The glass ceiling doesn't apply when you're building your own house ~ Heidi Roizen,
716:The key to a tidy house is anticipation. And lists. Lots of lists. ~ Joanna Cannon,
717:The whole house seemed to exhale a melancholy breath of emptiness ~ Michael Chabon,
718:We came out of the White House not only dead broke, but in debt. ~ Hillary Clinton,
719:Welcome to the Academy Awards, or, as it's known at my house, Passover. ~ Bob Hope,
720:What's a house when you've lost a country?' she says with a sigh. ~ Yasmina Khadra,
721:When another writer in another house is not free, no writer is free. ~ Orhan Pamuk,
722:Yeah, that's what I'm working for. The couture house of the future ~ John Galliano,
723:You could walk out of the house, but you always returned home. ~ Witold Rybczynski,
724:A house that’s too clean means a life not being lived to its fullest, ~ Marie Force,
725:A man takes care of his house, and a man takes care of his tools. ~ Jennifer Weiner,
726:Atticus Finch is the same in his house as he is on the public streets. ~ Harper Lee,
727:By night within that ancient house Immense, black, damned, anonymous. ~ Tracy Letts,
728:Fortune was not a house full of gold and jade, but something much more. ~ Grace Lin,
729:I dwell in a lonely house I know
That vanished many a summer ago. ~ Robert Frost,
730:If you could build a house on a trampoline, that would suit me fine. ~ Alan Rickman,
731:If you want to play somebody's music, you'd better go into his house. ~ Herbie Mann,
732:I have three women in the house. I get to be wrong three times a day. ~ Ben Affleck,
733:In the dream house, the boy listened for the monster under his bed. ~ Keith Donohue,
734:I shall never use profanity except in discussing house rent and taxes. ~ Mark Twain,
735:knowledge ill-inhabited, worse than Jove in a thatch’d house! ~ William Shakespeare,
736:My father wouldn't get us a TV, he wouldn't allow a TV in the house. ~ Janis Joplin,
737:Perhaps it has us now, this house, perhaps it will not let us go. ~ Shirley Jackson,
738:Reel called out, “It was a backfire, Robie. Car passing the house. ~ David Baldacci,
739:Sometimes just being still is the best thing you can do for yourself. ~ Silas House,
740:The house of the Lord doesn't filter out the flock" - Wanda Lovell ~ Britney Spears,
741:There should be an absolute discipline in the house of God ~ Ernest Agyemang Yeboah,
742:The road that goes to your own house is always a hopeful road! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
743:The storm puts its lips to the house and blows to make a sound. ~ Tomas Transtr mer,
744:Universal suffrage is the government of a house by its nursery. ~ Otto von Bismarck,
745:War is no strife
To the dark house and the detested wife. ~ William Shakespeare,
746:We'll cry," she said. "An then we'll stop. Because it's only a house. ~ Roddy Doyle,
747:4For every house has a builder, but the one who built everything is God. ~ Anonymous,
748:A good therapist knows you have to live in the house while you remodel. ~ Roxane Gay,
749:A house is a home when it shelters the body and comforts the soul. ~ Phillip Moffitt,
750:As long as you're a tax deduction, you'll always be safe in my house. ~ George Lopez,
751:At the working man’s house hunger looks in, but dares not enter. ~ Benjamin Franklin,
752:At the working man’s house, hunger looks in but dares not enter. ~ Benjamin Franklin,
753:avalanche of foreigners. The house was suddenly filled with ~ Gabriel Garc a M rquez,
754:Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take one thing off. ~ Coco Chanel,
755:Better a dry crust with peace than a house full of feasting with strife. ~ Anonymous,
756:But there can be no secrets in a house where there are children. ~ Diane Setterfield,
757:Esther obviously intelligent, for she wrote half of fucking Bleak House. ~ Anonymous,
758:Get ready; if the Democrats take the House, your taxes are going up. ~ George W Bush,
759:House-elves come with big old manors and castles and places like that; ~ J K Rowling,
760:I am chairman of the Africa subcommittee in the House of Representatives. ~ Ed Royce,
761:If fences don't work, why is there one around the White House. ~ Charles Krauthammer,
762:If you can laugh, you can get through it. In our house, we laugh a lot. ~ Jami Gertz,
763:If your neighbor’s house is on fire, it’s your problem too. ~ Hillary Rodham Clinton,
764:I left the house feeling like I was further than ever from the truth. ~ Ransom Riggs,
765:I really loved living in the White House, but I don't miss it at all. ~ Barbara Bush,
766:I think different religions are different doors to the same house. ~ Walter Isaacson,
767:I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the LORD. ~ Anonymous,
768:'I will not stand for being called a woman in my own house' she said. ~ Evelyn Waugh,
769:Only recently had he realized the way books could give a person wings. ~ Silas House,
770:The English country house is certainly an icon of British culture. ~ Julian Fellowes,
771:the house and everyone in it lay in a sleep that would not be broken. ~ Susan Cooper,
772:The Widow’s House, The Library of Light and Shadow, or The Queen’s Vow. ~ Wendy Webb,
773:To be a saint does not exclude fine dresses nor a beautiful house. ~ Katharine Tynan,
774:When the house of a great one collapses Many little ones are slain. ~ Bertolt Brecht,
775:Writing a book should be the best way to break into someone's house. ~ Krishnaraj HK,
776:You must remember garden catalogues are as big liars as house-agents. ~ Rumer Godden,
777:A pear tree is blooming, by a collapsed house, on an old battlefield. ~ Masaoka Shiki,
778:... as lonesome as a kitten in a wash-house copper with the lid on. ~ Charles Dickens,
779:Better a dry crust with peace than a house full of feasting with strife.  ~ Anonymous,
780:Bruno. ‘In Berlin we had a big house with five floors if you counted the ~ John Boyne,
781:but a house arrogant and hating, never off guard, can only be evil. ~ Shirley Jackson,
782:Clinton left the White House with all the class of an XFL halftime show. ~ Bill Maher,
783:ghosts. He had learned a little of the history of Halyn House ~ Marion Zimmer Bradley,
784:In the haunted house of life, art is the only stair that doesn't creak. ~ Tom Robbins,
785:Is there nowhere in an American house where one may be by one's self? ~ Edith Wharton,
786:I want to buy a house. I want to retire well. I want to have baby. ~ Sallie Krawcheck,
787:I wonder if Socrates and Plato took a house on Crete during the summer. ~ Woody Allen,
788:Love is like a brick. You can build a house, or you can sink a dead body. ~ Lady Gaga,
789:Meditation is a half-way house between thinking and contemplating. ~ Evelyn Underhill,
790:More divorces start in the bedroom than in any other room in the house. ~ Ann Landers,
791:No house should ever be on any hill... It should be of the hill. ~ Frank Lloyd Wright,
792:Not without an army of ninjas behind me am I letting you into my house. ~ Nina Malkin,
793:Since my house burnt down, I now own a better view Of the rising moon. ~ Francine Jay,
794:That's a question you'd have to present to people in the White House. ~ Laura Poitras,
795:There’s no other phone in the house?’ ‘Just the landline downstairs. ~ Robert Bryndza,
796:Those who sit in the house of grief will someday sit in the garden. ~ Gregory Maguire,
797:Twenty-five years ago $50,000 bought a lot of house. Today it buys a lot. ~ Anonymous,
798:We hammer wood for a house, but it is the inner space that makes it liveable. ~ Laozi,
799:When a new president comes in, a new president gets to clean house. ~ Hillary Clinton,
800:When there is an old maid in the house, a watchdog is unnecessary. ~ Honore de Balzac,
801:Why should the lamp or the house be an art object but not our life? ~ Michel Foucault,
802:Your head is the house you live in, so you have to do the maintenance. ~ Linda Holmes,
803:1 I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the Lord. ~ Anonymous,
804:A hotel isn't like a home, but it's better than being a house guest. ~ William Feather,
805:A house built with integrity will endure and so will a company. ~ Khang Kijarro Nguyen,
806:A house is sometimes wine. It is sometimes more than a skin. ~ William Carlos Williams,
807:A poem is an empty house.
[Stranger, you must enter, then knock.] ~ Robert Kroetsch,
808:Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and remove one accessory. ~ Coco Chanel,
809:Deborah's little house was lavishly decorated in I-have-no-life modern. ~ Jeff Lindsay,
810:Find peace and prosperity in a house and you will find a woman ruling. ~ Joanna Bourne,
811:Go force your condescending man-logic on the next house. You can go now. ~ Lisa McMann,
812:He who sows discord in his own house will inherit the wind. Proverbs 11:19 ~ Anonymous,
813:Hillary Clinton announced that she is running for the White House in 2016. ~ Anonymous,
814:Home isn't where our house is, but wherever we are understood. ~ Christian Morgenstern,
815:I can't sing and I can't dance, but I can lick any S.O.B. in the house. ~ Jack Dempsey,
816:I have long had this premonition of a bright day and a deserted house ~ Anna Akhmatova,
817:I have my aluminum siding business, and that's going like a house afire. ~ Nathan Lane,
818:I'm creating songs. I do it most of the time, in the car or in the house. ~ Jhene Aiko,
819:It's the kind of house you'd like to wake up in on Christmas morning. ~ Michael Chabon,
820:It's very difficult leaving the house anytime with my baby at home. ~ Mariska Hargitay,
821:I was at Michael Jackson's house, and this kid runs out, 'Wait, save me!' ~ Chris Rock,
822:I was invited back to the White House. I'm excited about that visit as well. ~ MC Lyte,
823:Like, my house has a nice view, because, you know, I was on 'Friends.' ~ Matthew Perry,
824:Love is a bridge over the sea of change. Do not build a house on it. ~ Sathya Sai Baba,
825:May I be the tiniest nail in the house of the universe, tiny but useful. ~ Mary Oliver,
826:Newfoundland women, as did novelist Bill Gough in his 1984 Mauds House. ~ Annie Proulx,
827:Religion is not like a house or a cloak which can be changed at will. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
828:Screw it -- the house needed cleansing with cock's blood and chanting. ~ Tere Michaels,
829:The ceaseless labor of your life is to build the house of death. ~ Michel de Montaigne,
830:... the house is on fire, but go ahead - finish painting the verandah... ~ John Geddes,
831:The house of laughter makes a house of woe. ~ Edward Young, Night-Thoughts (1742–1745),
832:There is only here, she told herself, there is only this house. ~ Emily St John Mandel,
833:There'll be a black lesbian in the White House before I'm James Bond. ~ Rupert Everett,
834:Thirty resolute men in your House of Commons could save the world. ~ Felix Frankfurter,
835:Very few athletes have the chance to be brought into the White House. ~ Jimmie Johnson,
836:When we hear a house has fallen do we ask if the ceiling fell with it? ~ Chinua Achebe,
837:Where’s your house?’ ‘Kempsford Gardens, by West Brompton tube station. ~ Iris Murdoch,
838:White folks hear the blues come out, but they don't know how it got there. ~ Son House,
839:You know, you got to get the devil out the house 'fore you can clean it up! ~ Ron Hall,
840:A house isn’t a real home without some past, present, and future in it. ~ Carolyn Brown,
841:[Andrew Jackson] was actually 70 years old when he left the White House ~ Ronald Reagan,
842:at a time, to help us get up and out of the house in the morning. ~ Catherine Ryan Hyde,
843:Benedict shall protect the house of FitzOsborne now and for eternity. ~ Michelle Cooper,
844:Claims White House 'Complicit' In Child Sex Trafficking The Huffington Post ~ Anonymous,
845:Fill your house with stacks of books, in all the crannies and all the nooks. ~ Dr Seuss,
846:Having never left the house you are looking for the way home ~ Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj,
847:He lasted about as long as the dessert tray at Rosie O'Donnell's house. ~ Dennis Miller,
848:He’s under house arrest aboard the ship.” “On what charge?” “Heinousness, ~ Don DeLillo,
849:House of Langfeld has rendered you in this cause, it is insulting ~ Christopher Paolini,
850:If you want to have world peace, go to your house and love your family. ~ Mother Teresa,
851:I grew up in a house of no love or emotion - it kind of sticks with you. ~ Billy Corgan,
852:In an earthquake, I shouldn't run out of the house - I should run into it. ~ Tony Danza,
853:In the theater, as an actor, you're welcoming people into your house. ~ Martha Plimpton,
854:I was a huge Mike Tyson fan growing up; his fights were always on in my house. ~ J Cole,
855:I was tired of being a haunted house' he said. 'Thank you for coming home. ~ Mira Grant,
856:Love is a house with an unshakable foundation and an indestructible roof. ~ Yann Martel,
857:My house feels like a proper home. It's very relaxed with a hippyish vibe. ~ Cat Deeley,
858:My house is small, but may heaven grant that it is never full of friends. ~ Jules Verne,
859:My kids idea of a hard life is to live in a house with only one phone. ~ George Foreman,
860:Never played a video game. Actually, I try to keep them out of my house. ~ Jeremy Irons,
861:Never since that time has this house got itself clear of rawblood butchery. ~ Sophocles,
862:Never take a wife till thou hast a house(and a fire) to put her in. ~ Benjamin Franklin,
863:Show me the man who keeps his house in hand, He's fit for public authority. ~ Sophocles,
864:Sitting around the house playing the wife and mother is driving me crazy. ~ Patsy Cline,
865:The best of the houses is the house where an orphan gets love and kindness. ~ Anonymous,
866:The ceaseless labour of your life is to build the house of death. ~ Michel de Montaigne,
867:The city mouse lives in a house, The garden mouse lives in a bower ~ Christina Rossetti,
868:The house looks exactly like it did when I was a kid. And my girl did that. ~ J Daniels,
869:The man looks outside. The house is totally surrounded by night crawlers. ~ Jeff Kinney,
870:There is a sort of elation about sunlight on the upper part of a house. ~ Edward Hopper,
871:They can't find my house now because I keep it very quiet where I live. ~ James Herriot,
872:Tis ill talking of halters in the house of a man that was hanged. ~ Miguel de Cervantes,
873:White America has filled its house with kindling; now it will burn.” The ~ Stephen King,
874:A house is your third skin, after the skin made of flesh and clothing. ~ Jenny Erpenbeck,
875:At the worst, a house unkept cannot be so distressing as a life unlived. ~ Rose Macaulay,
876:Bryony closed her eyes.  I am making an enchanted house sad. God help me. ~ T Kingfisher,
877:Dating is complicated when you have dead people in your house.
p. 33. ~ E J Copperman,
878:Everything that happens in Las Vegas is a zero-sum game. If the house wins a ~ Anonymous,
879:If there is on earth a house with many mansions, it is the house of words. ~ E M Forster,
880:I have a one of a kind collection of dolls. My house is like a museum. ~ Richard Simmons,
881:I live in a very small house, but my windows look out on a very large world. ~ Confucius,
882:In our house we say 'adolescence' is a western word. We don't believe in it. ~ Mira Nair,
883:Intellect takes you to the door, but it doesn't take you into the house. ~ Shams Tabrizi,
884:I want you in my bed. I want you in my house. I wanna come home to you. ~ Kristen Ashley,
885:I won an Academy Award for 'The Cider House Rules,' playing an American. ~ Michael Caine,
886:Let me live in a house by the side of the road and be a friend to man. ~ Sam Walter Foss,
887:My house, my house, though thou art small, Thou art to me the Escurial. ~ George Herbert,
888:Never take a wife till thou hast a house (and a fire) to put her in. ~ Benjamin Franklin,
889:Our house was always full of grandparents and aunts and uncles and cousins. ~ Bryan Clay,
890:Sean and Dawn Lynch of had a house before they went away. ~ Matt Kepnes,
891:She could have started up a branch library (or a spectacular house fire) ~ Kate Atkinson,
892:The house shakes...with the roar of the cannon. No sleep for me tonight. ~ Abigail Adams,
893:The Lord doesn't want anybody in His house who has to be dragged there. ~ Frank D Gilroy,
894:There's no law that says I can't cook in my own house." - Charlie Swan ~ Stephenie Meyer,
895:There's so much pain in the house it's like being wrapped in plastic. ~ Barbara Nickless,
896:The smaller the house, the more a family is forced to love one another. ~ Colleen Hoover,
897:The story I tell is so incomplete, five kids in the house and no food to eat. ~ Too hort,
898:We don't want Washington Democrats running the House of Representatives. ~ George W Bush,
899:What is sour in the house a bracing walk in the woods makes sweet. ~ Henry David Thoreau,
900:A god implants in mortal guilt whenever he wants utterly to confound a house. ~ Aeschylus,
901:A house does not need a wife any more than it needs a husband. ~ Charlotte Perkins Gilman,
902:A little happy house is the strongest castle in this whole universe! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
903:America needs an adult in the White House who knows how to deal with China. ~ John Bolton,
904:By the streets of 'by and by,' one arrives at the house of 'never'. ~ Miguel de Cervantes,
905:Discussion keeps a house alive. It cannot stand by bricks and mortar alone. ~ E M Forster,
906:Fifteen seconds later he left the house, five hours late but moving fast. ~ Douglas Adams,
907:Gatsby bought that house so that Daisy would be just across the bay. ~ F Scott Fitzgerald,
908:Go oft to the house of thy friend, for weeds choke the unused path. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
909:I can dine at the White House, but I can still hang at the 'hood. ~ Wendy Raquel Robinson,
910:I can’t wait until Wes is old enough to equal out the estrogen in this house. ~ Lia Davis,
911:I have a small house so I borrow everything except art, that's what I love. ~ Salma Hayek,
912:I liken a life without daily spiritual practice to a house built on sand. ~ T Thorn Coyle,
913:I'm pretty sure my house in Florida is haunted! He's a nice ghost though. ~ Ariana Grande,
914:Insomniacs know better than anyone how it would be to haunt a house. ~ Michael Cunningham,
915:I want away to the house of death, to my father under the low, clay roof. ~ Seamus Heaney,
916:I want to live the rest of my house in a house built exactly like a rook. ~ Bobby Fischer,
917:Let’s build a house of human pieces, arms and hair, not telling any one. ~ Robert Creeley,
918:Meeting your soul mate is like walking into a house you’ve been in before. ~ Jandy Nelson,
919:My wife has to be the worst cook. In my house, we pray after we eat. ~ Rodney Dangerfield,
920:... no treasure-house of Atreus was ever as rich as a well-stored memory. ~ Edith Wharton,
921:phase two of Operation Fish and CHIPs (Clean House of the Idiot Piranhas) ~ Brenda Pandos,
922:She was afraid you'd freak out? Start seeing demons in the White House? ~ Cassandra Clare,
923:Smiles were rare in this house. Smiles had to be bought and paid for. ~ Caroline Mitchell,
924:The Bad Man isn’t lurking in playgrounds, kiddies. He lives in your house. ~ Harlan Coben,
925:The dead drug leaves a ghost behind. At certain hours it haunts the house. ~ Jean Cocteau,
926:The house is still but a sort of porch at the entrance of a burrow. ~ Henry David Thoreau,
927:The house protects the dreamer, the house allows one to dream in peace ~ Gaston Bachelard,
928:The house was quiet and the world was calm. The reader became the book. ~ Wallace Stevens,
929:There are more hooligans in the House of Commons than at a football match. ~ Brian Clough,
930:There is no house more beautiful than the house you happily live in! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
931:There is no street with mute stones and no house without echoes. —Góngora ~ Dennis Lehane,
932:The ruins of a house may be repaired; why cannot those of the face? ~ Jean de La Fontaine,
933:The rules of this house are written in water. I must either sink or swim. ~ Jessie Burton,
934:Together in our house, in the firelight, we are the world made small. ~ Jennifer Donnelly,
935:Yes. So what are you packing for your dad’s house? Six weeks is a long time. ~ Kasie West,
936:6 is all about getting your house in order and I mean that metaphorically. ~ LaToya London,
937:Always take one last look in a full-length mirror before leaving the house. ~ Karen Walker,
938:A man without hands came to the door to sell me a photograph of my house. ~ Raymond Carver,
939:Anyone can build a house: we need the Lord for the creation of a home. ~ John Henry Jowett,
940:As a kid, I think I rearranged the rooms of almost every house on the block. ~ Nate Berkus,
941:as special counsel on the White House staff. Cobb would be in charge of the ~ Bob Woodward,
942:CORALINE DISCOVERED THE DOOR a little while after they moved into the house. ~ Neil Gaiman,
943:Do we really want another politician in the White House America can't trust? ~ John McCain,
944:Halloween is huge in my house and we really get into the "spirits" of things. ~ Dee Snider,
945:Happiness is watching the TV at your girlfriend's house during a power failure. ~ Bob Hope,
946:However, today, he was out of the house, and she had to work magic on clients. ~ Anonymous,
947:I am a memory house for those I have lost, those I no longer know. ~ Hannah Lillith Assadi,
948:I bought a house on a one-way dead-end road. I don’t know how I got there. ~ Steven Wright,
949:I have this disease that if I feel good somewhere, I... buy a house. ~ Christian Louboutin,
950:I just kind of kick it at my crib all day because I'm not famous at my house. ~ Mac Miller,
951:I love Sutton House in Clapton, a beautiful example of Tudor architecture. ~ Sharon Horgan,
952:I really want to be governor when I have a partner in the White House. ~ Jennifer Granholm,
953:It was a nightmare having cameras in the house 10 hours a day for a month. ~ Kathy Griffin,
954:I was no longer just walking around the house of cards; I was living in it. ~ Stephen King,
955:just wanted to get him out of the house and thinking about something else.” I ~ Jojo Moyes,
956:Leastwise, if I live with her, I finally be the smartest person in the house. ~ Gail Giles,
957:Nature is a haunted house--but Art--is a house that tries to be haunted. ~ Emily Dickinson,
958:Not that anyone cares, but there's a right and wrong way to clean a house. ~ Joan Crawford,
959:Show me the man who keeps his house in hand,
He's fit for public authority. ~ Sophocles,
960:The bright red shame of being unloved soaked the grass in front of our house, ~ E Lockhart,
961:The house got so lonesome ’long about two o’clock I had to turn on the radio. ~ Harper Lee,
962:The idea of dancing to bad house music is something I could never get behind. ~ Win Butler,
963:The late fall afternoon had filled the house with a heaviness of waiting. ~ Howard Axelrod,
964:The moon is a trick of light suggested to us by the seas, the house thought. ~ Joseph Fink,
965:The real beauty of a house is always the happiness inside that house! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
966:The title says it all: 'Little House on a Small Planet.' With population, ~ Wanda Urbanska,
967:We mustn't scream at each other, the walls in this house have ears... ~ Tennessee Williams,
968:What use is rearranging the furniture if you burn the house down doing it? ~ Stuart Turton,
969:Where they come in the perpetual spirit of giving - the house that love built. ~ T F Hodge,
970:Where they come in the spirit of perpetual giving - the house that love built. ~ T F Hodge,
971:Writing a first draft is like trying to build a house in a strong wind. ~ William Faulkner,
972:You never buy a woman an appliance or anything to use for keeping house. ~ Kathleen Brooks,
973:A disorderly mob is no more an army than a heap of building materials is a house ~ Socrates,
974:A false man found a religion? Why, a false man cannot build a brick house! ~ Thomas Carlyle,
975:A house of which one knew every room wasn't worth living in. ~ Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa,
976:But it’s different with a woman. Her work in the house is to keep not to get. ~ George Sand,
977:Come on,” he said in a bored voice to the shadow. “We have to clean house first. ~ J R Ward,
978:Don't build a glass house if you're worried about saving money on heating. ~ Philip Johnson,
979:for the first time since I have lived in it, this old house seemed like home. ~ Bram Stoker,
980:Got a house on the hill, cost a couple of mill, Juicy J got bank like Uncle Phil. ~ Juicy J,
981:He knew how it was to have no family: like living in a house with no roof. ~ Marie Rutkoski,
982:Hence the question: Do I really want to be integrated into a burning house? ~ James Baldwin,
983:If camping is so great, why are the bugs always trying to get in your house? ~ Jim Gaffigan,
984:I have a bag full of stuff that I give to people when they come to my house. ~ Mark Ruffalo,
985:I marvel at her - a woman with stocks and business suits and her own house. ~ Matthew Quick,
986:In the shade of the house, in the sunshine of the riverbank near the boats, ~ Hermann Hesse,
987:In this House, we may belong to different parties, but we serve one country. ~ Nancy Pelosi,
988:I, through the abundance of your steadfast love,         will enter your house. ~ Anonymous,
989:It’s a staircase in a house built by the construction firm of Escher and Sons. ~ Charles Yu,
990:It's like when you want to make a house... the technique is very important. ~ Saint Cecilia,
991:I've always enjoyed the record shops...they gave me a reason to leave my house. ~ Pete Yorn,
992:I would leave the house to investigate, like Teresa Wright in Shadow of a Doubt. ~ A J Finn,
993:Make up your mind, Snail! You are half inside your house, And halfway out! ~ Richard Wright,
994:[Middlemarch] is a treasure-house of details, but it is an indifferent whole. ~ Henry James,
995:My mother was really into big band. It was played in the house all the time. ~ Suzy Bogguss,
996:Our world, like a charnel-house, is strewn with the detritus of dead epochs. ~ Le Corbusier,
997:Sure. You two are whack jobs separately. Together, you’re a goddamn nut house. ~ Sylvia Day,
998:The clock over the mantel in the beau parlor at the Milbank House ticked ~ Adriana Trigiani,
999:The more women looke in their glasse, the lesse they looke to their house. ~ George Herbert,
1000:The only place I’ve ever felt at home. She made my house a home, she’s home. ~ Portia Moore,
1001:There's no law that says I can't cook in my own house."
- Charlie Swan ~ Stephenie Meyer,
1002:This book was so hot that I was sure the heat was on in my house.” — Lynne ~ Scarlett Avery,
1003:Thoughts ramble through my head like nervous burglars in a pitch-black house. ~ Orhan Pamuk,
1004:Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's house unless they have a well-stocked bar. ~ W C Fields,
1005:We can all live with doubts. It's the knowing that breaks us.

Iron House ~ John Hart,
1006:We climbers have much to learn from the training done in conventional sports. ~ Steve House,
1007:When I was 10 years old my mom used to play Tupac while she cleaned the house. ~ Soulja Boy,
1008:When your house is burning down, you don't worry about the remodeling. ~ Arianna Huffington,
1009:You couldn't even prove the White House staff sane beyond a reasonable doubt. ~ Edwin Meese,
1010:4(For every house is built by someone, but  u the builder of all things is God.) ~ Anonymous,
1011:Anyone can live in a house, but homes are created with patience, time and love. ~ Jane Green,
1012:Any two meals at a boarding-house are together less than two square meals. ~ Stephen Leacock,
1013:attempting to keep their bloodlines “pure.” The European House of Hapsburg, ~ Randall Munroe,
1014:Can it be the old devil's house? I've heard he has a house in North London. ~ G K Chesterton,
1015:Feed a man, cloth him, put him in a good house, and he will die of despair. ~ John Steinbeck,
1016:Happy we were the, for we had a good house, and good food and good work. ~ Richard Llewellyn,
1017:Her dusty Volvo bounced up and down the rugged path leading to the ranch house. ~ James Hunt,
1018:Hillary Clinton'll be Madam President and we'll be in the White House. ~ Charlamagne Tha God,
1019:if one wants to live a full life, one first sets one’s own house in order; ~ Jordan Peterson,
1020:I'm a Southern lady that almost never leaves the house without makeup on. ~ Ginnifer Goodwin,
1021:I met [my wife Margot] on Fire Island when I had a house there many years ago. ~ Nat Hentoff,
1022:I ran away from my house when I was about 12 years old to audition for a film. ~ Anil Kapoor,
1023:It's not having been in the Dark House, but having left it that counts. ~ Theodore Roosevelt,
1024:Maggie, we're through with lies and liars in this house. Lock the door. ~ Tennessee Williams,
1025:Man lives in only one small room of the enormous house of his consciousness. ~ William James,
1026:Never has there been a bottle of dressing in this house. Or a bottle of Ragu. ~ Suzy Vitello,
1027:One must live to build one's house, and not build one's house to live in. ~ Gaston Bachelard,
1028:Our house was like sleeping beauties palace after the enchanted spell is cast ~ Karen Foxlee,
1029:Putting your house in order is the magic that creates a vibrant and happy life. ~ Marie Kond,
1030:Somewhere in the dead space between house and shelter civilians became soldiers. ~ Sara Novi,
1031:The big house did prove a Palace Beautiful, though it took some time for ~ Louisa May Alcott,
1032:The house seemed to have all the comforts of little Children, dirt and litter. ~ Jane Austen,
1033:The north of Islington,’ Ning said. ‘Some place called Nebraska House.’ * ~ Robert Muchamore,
1034:We'd been playing house for years and the universe had called our bluff. ~ Meaghan O Connell,
1035:We're concerned about AIDS inside our White House, make no mistake about it. ~ George W Bush,
1036:Whoever tries to climb over our fence, we will try to climb over his house. ~ Saddam Hussein,
1037:Whole scenes of your life slip away forever if you don't put them down in ink. ~ Silas House,
1038:You never know how many friends you have until you rent a house on the beach. ~ Jim Steinman,
1039:you're not going to pull that hen house shit now, are you?"

--RP McMurphy ~ Ken Kesey,
1040:Your presence in this house is almost as painful and enormous as your absence. ~ Donald Hall,
1041:A kitchen is a good place to be, almost always the best place in the house. ~ Michael Ruhlman,
1042:As so often before, liberty has been wounded in the house of its friends. ~ Otto Hermann Kahn,
1043:a stocky figure in a frock coat sprang up the front steps of the White House. ~ Edmund Morris,
1044:big house to the slave quarters was nothing short of miraculous as far as ~ Lauraine Snelling,
1045:Dear Reader, Did you know there’s a Magic Tree House® book for every kid? ~ Mary Pope Osborne,
1046:Fantastic. The entire house is here to watch the Battle of the Velveteen Bed. ~ Ashlan Thomas,
1047:Francis, seest thou not that my house is in ruins? Go and restore it for me. ~ G K Chesterton,
1048:give my family an inch and they’ll move into your house and start redecorating. ~ Tana French,
1049:her bedroom to shower and dress in something more comfortable. The house seemed ~ Ali Spooner,
1050:I do not speak for the White House correspondents association. I`m not a member. ~ Bill Press,
1051:I love leaving the house in a new outfit; I don't feel the pressure at all. ~ Alexandra Roach,
1052:I never stood in a public house bar and alcoholic drink never touched my lips. ~ James Larkin,
1053:I really enjoy just hanging out at my house since I never get to be there. ~ Jennifer Nettles,
1054:It is better to live on the house top than to live in a house full of confusion. ~ Bob Marley,
1055:It watches," he added suddenly. "The house. It watches every move you make. ~ Shirley Jackson,
1056:Monkeys had escaped the zoo and were climbing over a house in her neighborhood. ~ Bryan Chick,
1057:My house is to me as my castle, since the law has not the art to destroy it. ~ Prince William,
1058:None of us has invented the house; that was done many thousands of years ago. ~ Arne Jacobsen,
1059:Now if you went to someone's house to look for them, you would be a psychopath. ~ Lena Dunham,
1060:One may make their house a palace of sham, or they can make it a home, a refuge. ~ Mark Twain,
1061:One more bite and I swear I will sell you on Craigslist. To a house with cats, ~ Marina Adair,
1062:Plus, there were so many pianos in my house, so I couldn't really avoid it. ~ Vanessa Carlton,
1063:Set thy house in order, for thou shalt die and not live." ~ Anonymous Isaiah 38:1 ~ Anonymous,
1064:(some Frenchman said that the cat is the soul of the house, and we agree). ~ Ursula K Le Guin,
1065:suggest he sold the house and moved somewhere smaller. But as she felt unable ~ Lesley Pearse,
1066:The House of Lords is like a glass of champagne that has stood for five days ~ Clement Attlee,
1067:The windows of his house shone in the darkness like squares of melting butter. ~ Annie Proulx,
1068:The world we live in is a house on fire and the people we love are burning. ~ Sandra Cisneros,
1069:Think of a hypothesis as a card. A theory is a house made of hypotheses. ~ Marilyn vos Savant,
1070:Travel light. She extended her arms to embrace her house, maybe the whole world. ~ Junot D az,
1071:Travel light. She extended her arms to embrace her house, maybe the whole world. ~ Junot Diaz,
1072:We entertain God's Truth not as a guest but as master of the house. ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon,
1073:wept, and in the wrinkles of old people. In the house of the Manchu Bannerman, ~ Pearl S Buck,
1074:When you come into a rich man's house, the only place to split is in his face. ~ Colum McCann,
1075:You can not take down the master's house with the master's tools
Audre Lorde ~ Audre Lorde,
1076:Your house is all about routine, not the unexpected events of your life. ~ Chris Van Allsburg,
1077:A dead dog is more quiet than a house on the steppes, a chair in a empty room. ~ Per Petterson,
1078:A house without books must be sad. Even sadder a house of books without people. ~ Manuel Rivas,
1079:Ain't but one kind of blues and that consists of a male and female that's in love. ~ Son House,
1080:All of this could have been different if both of his parents had taken a breath. ~ Silas House,
1081:A man builds a fine house; and now he has a master, and a task for life. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
1082:A thousand enemies outside the house are better than one within. Arab proverb ~ Cornelia Funke,
1083:book, White House Nannie, was released the following year and became an ~ Christopher Andersen,
1084:But the difference between a nice house and a nice prison is really small. ~ Maggie Stiefvater,
1085:Chuse not an house neere an lnne (viz. for noise) or in a corner (for filth). ~ George Herbert,
1086:Everyone has pencils in their house, no matter how hip and contemporary they are. ~ David Rees,
1087:Finn Is God More disruptive than living in my house? You’re clearly unbalanced. ~ Jessica Park,
1088:Give me an old house full of memories and I will give you hundred novels! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
1089:Growing up my mother played Sarah Vaughan and Nat Cole in the house regularly. ~ Aaron Neville,
1090:Happy we were then, for we had a good house, and good food, and good work. ~ Richard Llewellyn,
1091:Hating people is like burning down your own house to get rid of a rat. ~ Harry Emerson Fosdick,
1092:How do you break into a ship?"
"The same way you do a house, only wetter. ~ Lynn Flewelling,
1093:I built my soul a lordly pleasure-house,
Wherein at ease for aye to dwell ~ Alfred Tennyson,
1094:I drove nice cars, I got a nice house. But now I'm steady missing you like a strikeout ~ Drake,
1095:if one wants to live a full life, one first sets one’s own house in order; ~ Jordan B Peterson,
1096:If you burn your neighbors house down, it doesn't make your house look any better. ~ Lou Holtz,
1097:if you live in a nut house, you have to be a nut or get eaten by the squirrels. ~ Nina Cordoba,
1098:I hadn’t just backed up the toilet; I’d made the septic tank flood the house. ~ Mariana Zapata,
1099:I have two roommates, so it's a challenge to keep the house the way I like. ~ Evangeline Lilly,
1100:I love contemporary art, although I wouldn't want a pickled shark in my house. ~ Bruno Tonioli,
1101:I'm not senile," I snapped. "If I burn the house down it will be on purpose. ~ Margaret Atwood,
1102:It didn't matter how big our house was; it mattered that there was love in it. ~ Peter Buffett,
1103:I told Jem if he set fire to the Radley house I was going to tell Atticus on him. ~ Harper Lee,
1104:It’s more important to show him how to be good to people than how to judge them. ~ Silas House,
1105:Often we wish to be exorcised of demons we ourselves have allowed house room. ~ Sheri S Tepper,
1106:So it just wasn't in my house. Anywhere, I looked like I knew about the toilet. ~ Sarah Dessen,
1107:The contents of a house can trigger all sorts of revisions to family history. ~ Louise Erdrich,
1108:The house does not rest upon the ground, but upon a woman. —Mexican proverb ~ Bethenny Frankel,
1109:The situation in Gaza is intolerable. Not one destroyed house has been rebuilt ~ Jimmy Carter,
1110:This house is full of women who all want to have their say about my child. ~ August Strindberg,
1111:We need to haunt the house of history and listen anew to the ancestors' wisdom. ~ Maya Angelou,
1112:Woman, the more careful she is about her face, the more careless about her house. ~ Ben Jonson,
1113:You might be an introvert if you were ready to go home before you left the house. ~ Criss Jami,
1114:Your own emperor bestowed Arrakis on House Atreides. I am House Atreides.” The ~ Frank Herbert,
1115:A fool is wiser in his own house than a sage is in another man's house. ~ William Graham Sumner,
1116:A house divided cannot stand for long. That goes for politicians and the rest of us. ~ Willie D,
1117:A house is just a place to keep your stuff while you go out and get more stuff. ~ George Carlin,
1118:All you children playing with fire, looking surprised when the house burns down ~ Leigh Bardugo,
1119:A man," as one of them observed to me once, "is so in the way in the house! ~ Elizabeth Gaskell,
1120:Americans, unknowingly, live part of every day in the house that Satch built. ~ Leonard Feather,
1121:A wise man in his house should find a wife gentle and courteous, or no wife at all. ~ Euripides,
1122:Fuck your warning. And fuck your mother. Either shoot me or get out of my house. ~ Stephen King,
1123:Growing up is like taking down the walls of your house and letting strangers in. ~ Maureen Daly,
1124:He spun out enough toilet paper to vandalize a house and carefully cleaned the seat. ~ Adam Rex,
1125:If a house is priced appropriately, make a bid 10 percent below that amount. ~ Barbara Corcoran,
1126:If one door closes and another suddenly opens… your house is probably haunted. ~ Lani Lynn Vale,
1127:If your wife locks you out of the house, you don't have a problem with your door. ~ Anne Lamott,
1128:I have respectfully declined the president's invitation to the White House today. ~ Jeff Landry,
1129:I just love music generally. If you come to my house I always have music playing. ~ Emma Watson,
1130:I lingered most about the fireplace, as the most vital part of the house. ~ Henry David Thoreau,
1131:I met my husband when a friend sent him over to my house to cure my hiccoughs. ~ Phyllis Diller,
1132:I'm straight, but I love going to house music clubs and flirting with women and gay men. ~ Moby,
1133:In the lack of judgment great harm arises, but one vote cast can set right a house. ~ Aeschylus,
1134:It became a habit of mine never to leave the house without a pencil in my pocket. ~ Paul Auster,
1135:It didn't matter. I was the Big Bad Wolf. And I would blow her little house down. ~ Lucian Bane,
1136:I tell people, 'If you want to send a message to the White House, call my house. ~ Dick Gregory,
1137:It is surprising how many great men and women a small house will contain. ~ Henry David Thoreau,
1138:I've always had lots of friends and my house was the house they all hung out at. ~ Adam Sandler,
1139:June Cleaver didn't keep her house in perfect order, the prop man did it. ~ Barbara Billingsley,
1140:My favorite six words in recovery are: trust God, clean house, and help others. ~ Matthew Perry,
1141:Pyce lle ’s breathing was rapid and shallow. “All I did, I did for House Lannister. ~ Anonymous,
1142:she’d been bequeathed a house by a relative her mother had claimed didn’t exist. ~ Darcy Coates,
1143:Socks is the White House cat. But did you know there is also a White House dog? ~ Rush Limbaugh,
1144:That was ornery.” Eden followed him around the house. “Ornery’s my middle name. ~ Denise Hunter,
1145:The city is like a great house, and the house in its turn a small city. ~ Leon Battista Alberti,
1146:The price of tapping water into every house is that no one values water any more. ~ John Fowles,
1147:Time is a ring, and in the House of Belphegor that ring contracts like a muscle. ~ Ellen Datlow,
1148:When in doubt, ask your house and the item being stored what is the best solution. ~ Marie Kond,
1149:When I was under house arrest, it was the BBC that spoke to me - I listened. ~ Aung San Suu Kyi,
1150:You are the root of heaven, the morning star, the bright moon, the house of endless Love ~ Rumi,
1151:24 Better to live on the corner of a roof than to share a house with a nagging wife. ~ Anonymous,
1152:7 The wicked are overthrown and perish,  but the house of the righteous will stand.  ~ Anonymous,
1153:A date like that makes a guy wish they would drop the bomb. Right over his house. ~ Cath Crowley,
1154:A thousand enemies outside the house/ are better than one within (Arab Proverb) ~ Cornelia Funke,
1155:Bright light put me in a trance, but it ain't house music makes me wanna dance. ~ Bradley Nowell,
1156:Creativity always dies a quick death in rooms that house conference tables. ~ Bruce Herschensohn,
1157:Fame is a very good thing to have in the house, but cash is more convenient. ~ Louisa May Alcott,
1158:For the banister in this house stretched from the very top floor – just outside the ~ John Boyne,
1159:Grief is like a drunken house guest, always coming back for one more goodbye hug. ~ Stephen King,
1160:Had a house-elf taste every bottle after what happened to your poor friend Rupert. ~ J K Rowling,
1161:He was hiding there in the dark when Dewey Phillips called the Presley house, ~ Bobbie Ann Mason,
1162:Home staging used to be optional. Today, it's a necessity in selling a house. ~ Barbara Corcoran,
1163:How many of you would put in front of your house a sign that says gun-free zone? ~ Ken Blanchard,
1164:I can't write if someone else is in the house, not even the cleaning woman. ~ Patricia Highsmith,
1165:I don't have any pets, so I get to walk around the house naked. So I'm more free. ~ Brendon Urie,
1166:I have 4 bedrooms in my house. 1 is for guests, the other 3 are for closets. ~ Andre Leon Talley,
1167:I have been blessed to have the same editor and work for a great publishing house. ~ Vince Flynn,
1168:In fact, Charles Koch tried to get [Mike] Pence to run for the White House in 2012. ~ Jane Mayer,
1169:it doesn’t seem right to keep clothes we don’t enjoy for relaxing around the house. ~ Marie Kond,
1170:I want to stay hidden in this apartment forever. I want to be kept like a house cat. ~ Nic Sheff,
1171:I write pretty much anywhere - on planes, in hotel rooms, anywhere in my house. ~ Jeffery Deaver,
1172:My chastity's the jewel of our house, bequeathed down from many ancestors. ~ William Shakespeare,
1173:Never let a friendly fox into your hen-house. One day he's going to get hungry. ~ Sidney Sheldon,
1174:Never let a friendly fox into your hen-house. One day he’s going to get hungry. ~ Sidney Sheldon,
1175:No groom.
No electricity.
Stuck in a house with a naked guy.
Screwed. ~ Jill Shalvis,
1176:Nothing that goes on in a steak house would surprise me, especially if it’s a chain. ~ Anonymous,
1177:Once they’re both gone, your parents’ house instantly turns into a museum. ~ Christopher Buckley,
1178:That abandoned house,
With its yard of fallen leaves,
In the setting sun. ~ Richard Wright,
1179:The health care problem is not solved in the white house, its solved in YOUR HOUSE ~ Tony Horton,
1180:The Lord gave us Ten Commandments, but the bill before the House today gives us 39. ~ Tom Lantos,
1181:There might be a dragon with five legs in my house, but no one has ever seen it. ~ Arthur Miller,
1182:This was, therefore, the first house I was in, or slept in, in Philadelphia. ~ Benjamin Franklin,
1183:To bear children into this world is like carrying wood to a burning house. ~ Peter Wessel Zapffe,
1184:UNBROKEN, by Laura Hillenbrand. (Random House) An Olympic runner’s story of survival ~ Anonymous,
1185:We went down for pilot season, I got Full House, and we wound up never leaving. ~ Marla Sokoloff,
1186:when you put your house in order, you put your affairs and your past in order, too. ~ Marie Kond,
1187:Whole scenes of your life can slip away forever if you don’t put them down in ink. ~ Silas House,
1188:You can tease it's mane all you like, but you can't turn a house cat into a lion. ~ Anne Fortier,
1189:Abraham Lincoln, who said, A house divided... is a condominium. Never got a dinner! ~ Red Buttons,
1190:A house is made with walls and beams; a home is built with love and dreams. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
1191:A man,” as one of them observed to me once, “is so in the way in the house!”  ~ Elizabeth Gaskell,
1192:And His disciples remembered that it is written: Zeal for Your house will consume Me. ~ Anonymous,
1193:And just one more from Diana Walker: a 2004 portrait at his house in Palo Alto. ~ Walter Isaacson,
1194:An empty house has its own special silence. It is like a great held breath. ~ Anne Rivers Siddons,
1195:Anna Karenina was the first time I allowed a book and its world into my house. ~ Rabih Alameddine,
1196:Don't own so much clutter that you will be relieved to see your house catch fire. ~ Wendell Berry,
1197:He who lives in a glass house should not try to kill two birds with one stone. ~ Vladimir Nabokov,
1198:He wouldn't know what to do with himself. He hates a house full of people. And ~ Anthony Trollope,
1199:How little you might know of a person after living in the same house with them! ~ Agatha Christie,
1200:I built my soul a lordly pleasure-house, Wherein at ease for aye to dwell. ~ Alfred Lord Tennyson,
1201:I'd never be unfaithful to my wife for the reason that I love my house very much. ~ Bob Monkhouse,
1202:If my life is a house,” she said, “you haven’t even gotten to the living room. ~ Timothy Hallinan,
1203:If she tried to leave without him he would burn her house down, plain and simple. ~ R L Mathewson,
1204:I had a survey done on my house. 8 out of 10 people said they really rather liked it ~ Jimmy Carr,
1205:I like to dance around the house when I'm getting ready. It gets my day going. ~ Carrie Underwood,
1206:I'm going to go to my house and drink a little bit. Can I say that? I guess I can. ~ Tim Lincecum,
1207:I owed her big-time. Jane had left me the house and the money and the skull. I ~ Charlaine Harris,
1208:I own a lot of my house, because I'm Irish and from people who never owned anything. ~ Dan Savage,
1209:I realized my family was funny, because nobody ever wanted to leave our house. ~ Anthony Anderson,
1210:I tend to leave the house without makeup all the time. I'm kind of lazy that way. ~ Rashida Jones,
1211:It is no bad thing to be a king-to see one's house enriched and one's authority enhanced. ~ Homer,
1212:I was useless, that I leave my socks hanging on every doorknob in the house. ~ Kaui Hart Hemmings,
1213:Just as your earthly house is a place of refuge, so God's house is a place of peace. ~ Max Lucado,
1214:Now fight me! For today thee House of Hades will be called the saviors of Olympus. ~ Rick Riordan,
1215:One thing House needs Wilson for is vanity. He needs someone to laugh at his jokes. ~ Hugh Laurie,
1216:The house that is built upon the sand will crumble at the first sign of a windstorm. ~ R C Sproul,
1217:The most beautiful house in the world is the one that you build for yourself. ~ Witold Rybczynski,
1218:There is none dwelling in the house but God. When a man is awakened he melts and perishes. ~ Rumi,
1219:They were open but empty-looking, like the windows of a house no one lived in. At ~ Jennifer Egan,
1220:Too many Christians are living in a house of fear and not in the house of love. ~ Brennan Manning,
1221:we learn the process of emptying out, cleaning house, both within and without. ~ Brenda Shoshanna,
1222:We live in a house of mirrors and think we are looking out the windows. ~ Frederick Salomon Perls,
1223:What house, bloated with luxury, ever became prosperous without a woman's excellence? ~ Sophocles,
1224:When all else fails, cleaning house is the perfect antidote to most of life's ills. ~ Sue Grafton,
1225:You might be a redneck if your house doesn't have curtains, but your truck does. ~ Jeff Foxworthy,
1226:Any room in our house at any time in the day was there to read in or to be read to. ~ Eudora Welty,
1227:Do you know what White House correspondents call actors who pose as reporters? Anchors. ~ Jay Leno,
1228:He led the way to a very retired, dismal-looking house amongst the fox-gloves. It ~ Beatrix Potter,
1229:I can’t shut my ears off. If you give me a warning, I will gladly leave the house. ~ Ashlan Thomas,
1230:I don't build a house without predicting the end of the present social order. ~ Frank Lloyd Wright,
1231:I don't really work out. I eat a lot of sweets. I have chocolate all over my house. ~ Joyce Giraud,
1232:I'd rather go to the White House Correspondents' dinner than any awards show. ~ Scarlett Johansson,
1233:I´d use Google to find out, but seem to have misplaced my house along with my laptop ~ John Corwin,
1234:I feel like I should clean the house, so I a going to read until the feeling passes. ~ Susan Wiggs,
1235:I grew up walking around naked in my house. My mom was like that, and my sisters. ~ Jennifer Lopez,
1236:I hear that whenever someone in the White House tells a lie, Nixon gets a royalty. ~ Johnny Carson,
1237:I'm pretty handy! I do a lot of things around the house, and I actually enjoy it. ~ Bryan Cranston,
1238:I roll my eyes as the guys walk towards the house, having their little bro moment. ~ Pittacus Lore,
1239:I see ya waiting for the bus early in the morn', brick house with a face like Lena Horne. ~ Coolio,
1240:It doesn't matter much what kind of house you've got as long as it's a happy home. ~ Steve Forbert,
1241:It is easier for a man to burn down his own house than to get rid of his prejudices. ~ Roger Bacon,
1242:It’s bad manners to talk about ropes in the house of a man whose father was hanged. ~ Jeff Wheeler,
1243:Memory is a house with ten thousand rooms; it is a village slated to be inundated. ~ Anthony Doerr,
1244:... my mother adorned with flowers whatever shabby house we were forced to live in. ~ Alice Walker,
1245:No sensible person ever opens the door of his house without knowing who is knocking. ~ Jeff Cooper,
1246:Once History inhabits a crazy house, egotism may be the last tool left to History. ~ Norman Mailer,
1247:served, which includes house arrest with my little ankle bracelet. So I could spend ~ John Grisham,
1248:The best thing in the world [is] a strong house held in serenity where man and wife agree. ~ Homer,
1249:The house always smells like good food,” said Piotr. “It’s the perfume of love. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1250:The house was as empty as a beer closet in premises where painters have been at work. ~ Mark Twain,
1251:The power of concentration is the only key to the treasure-house of knowledge. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1252:There are a lot of things we don’t understand about orange juice, the house thought. ~ Joseph Fink,
1253:Uncle had only paid hundred a month for whole great big house in Minneapolis. ~ F Scott Fitzgerald,
1254:We want a Republican majority in the house and the senate, there's no question. ~ Kellyanne Conway,
1255:You can't have a pristine house with ten dogs, and I'd rather have the ten dogs. ~ Glenn Greenwald,
1256:You might be a redneck if every electrical outlet in your house is a fire hazard. ~ Jeff Foxworthy,
1257:You’ve heard the joke,” said Serge. “White pride is rotating the tires on your house. ~ Tim Dorsey,
1258:14 A house and wealth are inherited from fathers, but a sensible wife is from the LORD. ~ Anonymous,
1259:A bad book with a good cover is nothing but a wooden house with a golden door. ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
1260:Afterwards, they always had tea in the kitchen, much the nicest room in the house. ~ Flora Thompson,
1261:Always live in the ugliest house on the street - then you don't have to look at it. ~ David Hockney,
1262:and even Trump treated him rather like a dog who kept creeping back into the house. ~ Michael Wolff,
1263:Anybody who enjoys being in the House of Commons probably needs psychiatric help. ~ Ken Livingstone,
1264:But now I know that a house is a book, just not the kind we’re accustomed to reading. ~ Kate Bolick,
1265:certain games are going on behind your back in this house. Henrik Ibsen, Rosmersholm ~ Henrik Ibsen,
1266:Dogs are too much to handle. I don't need anything in my house that's needier than me. ~ Marc Maron,
1267:For me to go into politics would be like sending a virgin into a house of ill-repute. ~ H L Mencken,
1268:From the moment I walked into the White House, it was as if I had no privacy at all. ~ Nancy Reagan,
1269:Happy will the house be in which the relationships are formed from character. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
1270:He has seen but half the universe who never has been shown the house of Pain. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
1271:He is angry at the world outside this house, and that makes me love him even more. ~ Jennifer Niven,
1272:He was a chicken in the outside world that turned into a lion on entering the house. ~ Pawan Mishra,
1273:I can't tell you how irritating it is to be an atheist in a haunted house. ~ Matthew Tobin Anderson,
1274:I had fun coming every day and playing in front of a packed house - it was exciting. ~ Jason Giambi,
1275:I had my house converted to the Colorado altitude, so I am always above sea level. ~ Gilbert Arenas,
1276:I have spent four days in the same house with him, and I think him very disagreeable. ~ Jane Austen,
1277:I mean, if a man's really master of his house, he doesna need to tell folks so. ~ Carol Ryrie Brink,
1278:I opened the window and my heart. The sun flooded my house and Love flooded my soul. ~ Paulo Coelho,
1279:I play the fiddle....I'm not much to listen to yet, but we got no mice in our house. ~ Annie Proulx,
1280:It is white. - when asked what the White house was like by a student in East London ~ George W Bush,
1281:I was shot and your house ate your boyfriend, but oh well. Time for some shuteye. ~ Jennifer Ashley,
1282:Keeping house is as unpleasant and filthy as coal mining, and the pay's a lot worse. ~ P J O Rourke,
1283:Living in a house with a large library,” she said, “is a little like living in heaven ~ Mary Balogh,
1284:Lord, I love the house where You dwell, the place where Your glory resides. Psalm 26:8 ~ Beth Moore,
1285:Memories drifting and piling up quietly, like letters on the doormat of an empty house. ~ Lucy Wood,
1286:Nirvana is outside the fun house. You are walking around in the fun house forever. ~ Frederick Lenz,
1287:On immigration, there are a lot of hurdles before anything arrives at the White House. ~ Gwen Ifill,
1288:The moment you let your courage leave you, you turn to an abandoned old house! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
1289:The other day I saw a pack of house cats that must have been fifty or sixty strong. ~ Chris Dietzel,
1290:The thing that struck me the most about all these letters was his love for the trees. ~ Silas House,
1291:The town kept its secrets, and the Marsten House brooded over it like a ruined king. ~ Stephen King,
1292:(When asked who wore the pants in his house:) I do, and I also wash and iron them. ~ Denis Thatcher,
1293:You know, she used to tear down parts of that house and put them back together herself. ~ Eula Biss,
1294:Your body is the house you grew up in. How dare you try to burn it to the ground. ~ Sierra DeMulder,
1295:All I really want is to build a house with a nice, big porch that gets used every day. ~ Emily Henry,
1296:Arise, take up your bed, and go to your house.” 7And he arose and departed to his house. ~ Anonymous,
1297:Atticus don’t ever do anything to Jem and me in the house that he don’t do in the yard. ~ Harper Lee,
1298:Better to dwell on a corner of the roof Than in the same house with a quarrelsome* wife. ~ Anonymous,
1299:Death is not the master of the house, he is only the porter of the king's lodge. ~ John Henry Jowett,
1300:Fear is the cheapest room in the house. I would like to see you living in better conditions. ~ Hafez,
1301:Have nothing in your house you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful. ~ William Morris,
1302:Having departed from your house, turn not back; for the furies will be your attendants. ~ Pythagoras,
1303:Hi my name is Brian, but uh, you can call me 'B-Rok'. Cuz, I be rockin' your house! ~ Brian Littrell,
1304:How can you give a man a room in a house and not let him come through the front door? ~ Pearl Bailey,
1305:I had to be self-contained, a kind of casual turtle carrying his house on his back. ~ John Steinbeck,
1306:I'm not going to do the Ben Harper house record or the Ben Harper drum 'n' bass record. ~ Ben Harper,
1307:In my house, we speak Spanglish to the dogs, to the grandchildren, to the kids. ~ Cristina Saralegui,
1308:I play the same album over and over until the people in my house are ready to kill me. ~ Carolyn See,
1309:It kills me not to be there, not to be in the White House doing what needs to be done. ~ Mitt Romney,
1310:I would do Winnie the Pooh. We would live in the tree house. We would hunt for honey. ~ Jerusha Hess,
1311:my gaze trained on the innocuous detached house with the Ford Taurus parked outside. ~ Pippa DaCosta,
1312:No man is regular in his attendance at the House of Commons until he is married. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
1313:Or perhaps she would be applying her innovative light therapy to the White House staff. ~ Ay e Kulin,
1314:People say satire is dead. It's not dead; it's alive and living in the White House. ~ Robin Williams,
1315:Set the goal to harvest what's in you rather than having a car, house or a relationship. ~ T D Jakes,
1316:She felt grief move within her like a barefoot woman flitting through a dark house. ~ Thrity Umrigar,
1317:Soberity makes me write dull songs about reorganizing the knick knacks in my house. ~ Devin Townsend,
1318:Some People Like a House with A Fire Place, Others want a House they can set on Fire! ~ Paul Stanley,
1319:Story is honorable and trustworthy; plot is shifty, and best kept under house arrest. ~ Stephen King,
1320:Such bliss is not meant to last. In my husband's house, my children were my real gifts. ~ Ru Freeman,
1321:Sweetheart, wake up; you've destroyed the house and I need you to suffer for it. ~ Christopher Moore,
1322:The more natural a house is, the more joy it gives those who live in the house! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
1323:There's no higher honor, in my estimation, than being asked to serve in the White House. ~ Van Jones,
1324:There was no way she was going to be out-kinked by her best friend in her own house. ~ R G Alexander,
1325:The shame and disorder in his house were like the shame and disorder in his head. ~ Jonathan Franzen,
1326:What is the use of a house if you haven't got a tolerable planet to put it on? ~ Henry David Thoreau,
1327:When a man wants you to see his house of pain, he’ll open the door and invite you in. ~ Dannika Dark,
1328:when i have a house of my own, i shall be miserable if i have not an excellent library ~ Jane Austen,
1329:You could afford your house without the government if it weren't for the government. ~ Rush Limbaugh,
1330:You might be a redneck if directions to your house include turn off the paved road. ~ Jeff Foxworthy,
1331:Your presence in this house
is almost as enormous
and painful as your absence. ~ Donald Hall,
1332:Admiralty House was a modest structure, only a little over a hundred stories in height, ~ David Weber,
1333:A prophet is not without honour, save in his own country, and in his own house. ~ Matthew McConaughey,
1334:A room of one's own isn't nearly enough. A house, or, best, an island of one's own. ~ Lillian Hellman,
1335:As she reached the landing, the thunder came. The whole house seemed to shake with it. ~ Robert Bloch,
1336:Buy real records in real shops, or I'll come round your house and scream at your mother. ~ Ian Gillan,
1337:Each person is a really a great treasure house of capacities, possibilities, energies. ~ Jean Houston,
1338:He burned his house down for the fire insurance and spent the proceeds on a telescope. ~ Robert Frost,
1339:Her house is the nest where she hides the joy, laughter, sorrows, and regrets of her life. ~ Lisa See,
1340:House gods,” Percy said. “Like…smaller than real gods, but larger than apartment gods? ~ Rick Riordan,
1341:I have no idea what White House statement was issued, but I stand by it 100 percent. ~ Richard Darman,
1342:I'll be clickin' by your house about two forty-five, Sidewalk Sundae Strawberry Surprise. ~ Tom Waits,
1343:It was like the top of the roof came off the house, .. He had that effect on everyone. ~ James Taylor,
1344:I've always wanted to put a little solarium on the back of my house. You know. Glass. ~ Sylvia Browne,
1345:I would rather be a serf in a poor man's house and be above ground than reign among the dead. ~ Homer,
1346:Lies we tell ourselves are the ghosts that haunt the empty house of midnight. ~ Gregory David Roberts,
1347:Like a serial killer, the house blended in. It suited its place and its place suited it. ~ Barry Lyga,
1348:My mom is at my house every day, and she nags me about everything, especially hygiene. ~ Shia LaBeouf,
1349:My mom lived by herself with two kids. Sacrifice was the name of the game at our house. ~ Victor Cruz,
1350:Now that the House of Commons is trying to become useful, it does a great deal of harm. ~ Oscar Wilde,
1351:Regard it as just as desirable to build a chicken house as to build a cathedral. ~ Frank Lloyd Wright,
1352:She was exactly like her house, expensive and elegant, but not at all comfortable. ~ Joshilyn Jackson,
1353:The Cleveland Cavaliers just offered me a full-time job and a house! A house! A house! ~ Ted Williams,
1354:The haunted house was half in the shadows of the clump of elms in which it stood. ~ Madeleine L Engle,
1355:The law says you cannot touch, but I see a lot of lawbreakers up in this house. ~ Matthew McConaughey,
1356:The man is the head of the house but the woman is the neck that turns the head. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
1357:the organizational premise of the Trump White House: the family would always prevail. ~ Michael Wolff,
1358:The Philadelphia Museum of Art is a house of artistic and intellectual prostitution ~ Albert C Barnes,
1359:There is only one path which leads to the house of forgiveness - that of understanding. ~ Myrtle Reed,
1360:The size of our happiness is inversely proportional to the size of our house. ~ Gregory David Roberts,
1361:This great blue world of ours is but a house of leaves, moments before the wind. ~ Mark Z Danielewski,
1362:Weather in towns is like a skylark in a counting-house-out of place and in the way. ~ Jerome K Jerome,
1363:We have a saying in the House of Commons; that old ways are the safest and surest ways. ~ Edward Coke,
1364:We want Jesus to come to our house, but we’re going to question Him when He gets there. ~ John Bevere,
1365:What if there was no house keeper? What if it had been a ploy to get a woman alone? ~ Janet Evanovich,
1366:When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable If I have not an excellent library. ~ Jane Austen,
1367:When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library. ~ Jane Austen,
1368:. .women are house as well as factory slaves and are forced to bear a double workload. ~ Clara Zetkin,
1369:You might be a redneck if you watch Little House on the Prairie for decorating tips. ~ Jeff Foxworthy,
1370:your eyes must turn, again and again, to the House that hides the Sacramental Christ! ~ Thomas Merton,
1371:A beautiful print is a thing in itself, not just a halfway house on the way to the page. ~ Irving Penn,
1372:A house made of ice in the middle of desert! And that house is the house of lies! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
1373:A life that includes daily spiritual practice is a house built on a strong foundation. ~ T Thorn Coyle,
1374:Anisha tells me, “A good therapist knows you have to live in the house while you remodel. ~ Roxane Gay,
1375:Because of laziness the building decays,    And through idleness of hands the house leaks. ~ Anonymous,
1376:Because you don't spend so many decades in someone's house without knowing their game. ~ Daniel Nayeri,
1377:Better a dry morsel and quietness therewith than a house full of sacrifice and strife. ~ Frank Herbert,
1378:Brass shines with constant usage, a beautiful dress needs wearing,Leave a house empty, it rots. ~ Ovid,
1379:Chess is a forcing house where the fruits of character can ripen more fully than in life ~ E M Forster,
1380:Did you just say you
Think Mansfield Park is boring?
Get out of my house. ~ Joel Derfner,
1381:Everything’s a haunted house in today’s America. Everything’s in need of an exorcism. ~ Seanan McGuire,
1383:For the human brain can become the best torture house of all those it has invented. ~ Vladimir Nabokov,
1384:had anyone ever been as homeless as she, not just out of house but out of time itself?— ~ Stephen King,
1385:Her arms, wrapping around me like my own house, because she was the place I was from. ~ Margaret Stohl,
1386:I have moved to a smaller house in Paris, and I don't fancy having so much staff now. ~ Karl Lagerfeld,
1387:I just wanted to be alone for a while some place other than my house. Until morning. ~ Haruki Murakami,
1388:Ill never be, like, sippy cup country, or write about everything I do around the house. ~ Randy Houser,
1389:I love my little overgrown yard. And my house is wonderful. It's everything that I need. ~ Patti Smith,
1390:I’m the man of this house and I intend on keeping my weaknesses shielded from her. Always. ~ K Webster,
1391:In a rich man’s house there is no place to spit but in his face. —DIOGENES THE CYNIC ~ William Lashner,
1392:I wish I had known when I was in the White House what I know now about the Third World. ~ Jimmy Carter,
1393:leave the place. From the day Mr Radley took Arthur home, people said the house died. But ~ Harper Lee,
1394:Let not the author eat up the man, so that he shall be all balcony and no house. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
1395:Libraries are places that house our dreams, our fantasies, our thirst for adventure. ~ Nicholas Sparks,
1396:Man knew how to feed, clothe, and house himself millenniums before mathematics existed. ~ Morris Kline,
1397:My father was a history professor, and my mother a housewife—" She married a house? ~ Sherrilyn Kenyon,
1398:Nothing was eaten in the house that was not seasoned in the broth of longing. ~ Gabriel Garc a M rquez,
1399:PSA84.4 Blessed are they that dwell in thy house: they will be still praising thee. Selah. ~ Anonymous,
1400:Reality is a narrow little house which becomes a prison to those who can't get out of it. ~ Joyce Cary,
1401:That's the way it is in our house, everybody knowing things but pretending they don't. ~ Claire Keegan,
1402:The killer," the old man said. "He's still there. He doesn't want them in the house. ~ Robert Liparulo,
1403:There's nothing more difficult than saying goodbye to a house where you've suffered. ~ Vasily Grossman,
1404:The White House belongs to all Americans. It's supposed to be something we're proud of. ~ Nancy Reagan,
1405:This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival. Welcome and entertain them all! ~ Rumi,
1406:This empty and deserted house is a vast enigma of which the answer is known to none. ~ Honor de Balzac,
1407:This song is called ‘To Be a Martyr for the Lord.’ It’s very popular in house churches. ~ Randy Alcorn,
1408:Vacuuming is great. I do the laundry. I love washing machines. I'm the maid in my house. ~ Denis Leary,
1409:When I was back in Cuba, who could have imagined I would be invited to the White House! ~ William Levy,
1410:When you bring the light into your dark house, that is when you see the cobwebs and spiders ~ Rajneesh,
1411:Why must an aphorism be brief?
Because only a fool gives a speech in a burning house. ~ James Geary,
1412:Yo momma so ugly that I took her to a haunted house and she came out with a job application. ~ Various,
1413:You build something but you cant live in the house because you sit around guarding it. ~ Rodney Mullen,
1414:You ever been on a date so bad, the girl makes you drop her off at another dude's house? ~ Roy Wood Jr,
1415:You make alterations, affecting your pose, a new house, a new car, a new job, a new nose. ~ Ray Davies,
1416:You will never exploit your full technical capacity if your fitness remains a weak link. ~ Steve House,
1417:All I really had was my talent. Without that I wouldn't be welcome at the White House. ~ Sammy Davis Jr,
1418:As a matter of fact I've been asked to come when I'm free to play at the White House. ~ Dikembe Mutombo,
1419:A woman would have never been able to live in a house with no pictures of her family, ~ Henning Mankell,
1420:Comfort comes into your house first as guest, then as a host, then finally as the master. ~ David Bowie,
1421:Do you know why we’re all happy here, monsieur? Because it’s the last house on the road. ~ Louise Penny,
1422:God planteth in mortal men the cause of sin whensoever he wills utterly to destroy a house. ~ Aeschylus,
1423:Grew up in Stapleton House village, where blood flood the waters in the streets like oil spillage ~ RZA,
1424:(his house at Stowe, in Buckinghamshire, had nine of the first flush toilets in England), ~ Bill Bryson,
1425:His spirit chaunged house and wente ther,
As I cam nevere, I kan nat tellen wher. ~ Geoffrey Chaucer,
1426:House guests should be regarded as perishables: Leave them out too long and they go bad. ~ Erma Bombeck,
1427:I don't know if the presidential candidates are running for the White House or Animal House. ~ Bob Hope,
1428:I felt quite at home, / As if it were mine sleeping lazily / In this house of fresh air. ~ Matsuo Basho,
1429:If you lead, we'll be behind you," one House leader said, "but we'll be way behind you. ~ George W Bush,
1430:I grew up in a house with dogs. We always had dogs. We always had a bunch of dogs, actually. ~ Lee Pace,
1431:I had a very wise mother. She always kept books that were my grade level in our house. ~ Beverly Cleary,
1432:I have a nice bookshelf in my office, but not my house. I'm crass, but not that crass. ~ Jerry Seinfeld,
1433:I live in a kind of gay bubble. I live in a gay house, I drive a gay car. I eat gay food ~ Julian Clary,
1434:I love Halloween! I love it so much that I used to work at a haunted house every year. ~ Daniella Monet,
1435:in my humble opinion, a house needs a good party once in a while; remind folks it exists. ~ Kate Morton,
1436:In our house we don't use words like "despise" and 'hate,' we say "strongly dislike." ~ Madonna Ciccone,
1437:I probably owe as much to Jeff Beck as I do to Son House with connections to the blues. ~ Billy Gibbons,
1438:I think something substantial will pass out of the House at some point during this term. ~ Justin Amash,
1439:It is not the most pleasant employment to spend eight hours a day in a counting house. ~ Thomas Malthus,
1440:It'll be kids next. I like the grown-up stuff. I like having a house. I've got dogs. ~ Leighton Meester,
1441:Keelin Grainne. Are you wearing leggings outside of the house again?" Margaret asked. ~ Tricia O Malley,
1442:May this house stand until an ant drinks the ocean and a tortoise circles the world. ~ Jonathan Carroll,
1443:One night I asked a cabbie to take me where the action is, he took me to my house. ~ Rodney Dangerfield,
1444:Silence and chaste reserve is woman's genuine praise, and to remain quiet within the house. ~ Euripides,
1445:Spoon goes to bowl's house; bowl never goes to spoon's house.

--Haitian proverb ~ Lafcadio Hearn,
1446:Ten Downing Street is a house, not an office. That is its most important characteristic. ~ Douglas Hurd,
1447:The children will go back to school. Sam and Annie can move into this house. ~ Gertrude Chandler Warner,
1448:The grandmother decided that she would not mention that the house was in Tennessee. ~ Flannery O Connor,
1449:The house felt more like a body—softer, more mortal and organic—than like a building ~ Jonathan Franzen,
1450:The house had an aura of acute emptiness—a home simply waiting for time to go by. Janet ~ Kendra Elliot,
1451:The house should derive dignity from the master, not the master from the house. ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero,
1452:The mind can only construct a new model of a house from the bricks of a previous design. ~ Vadim Zeland,
1453:The Mother of Ignorance is always pregnant. But at Sean Price house, the b**ch have twins! ~ Sean Price,
1454:Then is it sin to rush into the secret house of death. Ere death dare come to us? ~ William Shakespeare,
1455:They decided to get married in the house, because it was quick and there was a bed nearby. ~ Sylvia Day,
1456:They have seen but half the universe who never have been shown the house of pain. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
1457:Think God’s got bigger concerns in his house than me droppin’ the f-bomb, sweetcheeks. ~ Kristen Ashley,
1458:This house sheltered us, we spoke, we lived within those walls. That was yesterday. ~ Daphne du Maurier,
1459:Weather in towns is like a skylark in a counting-house — out of place and in the way. ~ Jerome K Jerome,
1460:What do you expect me to do i am a pirate not a ninja!" - Annie, The House of Mystery ~ Matthew Sturges,
1461:What I'm going to miss is the competition, being, that's OK, I can watch from the house. ~ Greg Gutfeld,
1462:What shall I say to the body I abandoned
in the rubble of the house
in which I was born? ~ Adonis,
1463:When a member of the House moves over to the Senate, he raises the IQ of both bodies. ~ Everett Dirksen,
1464:When in the house of the enemy, the best rooms are always the ones with the lights out. ~ Dean F Wilson,
1465:whether a house, stars, or the desert, what makes their beauty is invisible! ~ Antoine de Saint Exup ry,
1466:Work a lifetime to pay off a house You finally own it and there's nobody to live in it. ~ Arthur Miller,
1467:You ain't no woodstove; you can't just squat in the middle of my house and stew. ~ Catherynne M Valente,
1468:You are never out of my mind. I feel the cold more than I used to and this house is big, ~ Edna O Brien,
1469:You should see it. V for Vendetta I mean. "I'll look it up." No. With Me. At my house. Now ~ John Green,
1470:9Better to dwell in a corner of a housetop, Than in a house shared with a contentious woman. ~ Anonymous,
1471:And with you there shall be a man from every tribe, each one the head of his father’s house. ~ Anonymous,
1472:A whirl of thick flakes emerged from an irony-grey infinity, almost obscuring Granta House. ~ Jojo Moyes,
1473:Can you come as soon as you’re done with work? At the house. Your mom threw a bowl at my mom. “I ~ Tijan,
1474:Get away from my house and all its rooms that echo, all the rooms I don't enter anymore. ~ Daisy Whitney,
1475:Harrow the house of the dead; look shining at New styles of architecture, a change of heart. ~ W H Auden,
1476:Having photographs around the house is fine - if they're royal and on the grand piano. ~ Nicholas Haslam,
1477:He'd endured countless uncomfortable meals at his father's house. This was no different. ~ Leigh Bardugo,
1478:I am living on the moon, I told myself, I have little house all by myself on the moon. ~ Shirley Jackson,
1479:I’d never shared a house with a pissed off female before. It officially fucking sucked. ~ Pepper Winters,
1480:I don't know too many people because I stay at my house, I write songs, I go to the store. ~ Jules Shear,
1481:If all but myself were blind, I should want neither a fine house nor fine furniture. ~ Benjamin Franklin,
1482:If one were to build the house of happiness, the largest space would be the waiting room. ~ Jules Renard,
1483:I grabbed Griffin’s arm. “Dear heavens, man! You’ve brought me to a house of ill-repute! ~ Jordan L Hawk,
1484:I grew up like a boy, also because most of the children who came to our house were boys. ~ Indira Gandhi,
1485:I loved the house the way you would any new house, because it is populated by your future. ~ Jane Smiley,
1486:I’m a big brown mouse, I go marching through the house, and I’m not afraid of anything! I ~ Robert Crais,
1487:In the house of lovers, the music never stops, the walls are made of songs & the floor dances ~ Rumi,
1488:I sing, I clean house, I write poetry. I cry. And I tell everyone I can, "I Believe in YOU." ~ Robin Lim,
1489:It is not possible for a house to own a spirit without owning windows with flowers! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
1490:it is really unbelievably difficult to get accurate information about a haunted house; ~ Shirley Jackson,
1491:It’s too important of a decision to pick someone at random in someone else’s house.” I ~ Rebecca Donovan,
1492:It was a dark and stormy night when the witch and the vampire met in the house of death. ~ Jo Ann Carson,
1493:Just as Parkinson's isn't a big topic of conversation in my house, neither is my career. ~ Michael J Fox,
1494:My eleven year old daughter mopes around the house all day waiting for her breasts to grow. ~ Bill Cosby,
1495:My lovely shining fragile broken house is filled with flowers and founded on a rock. ~ Madeleine L Engle,
1496:On Spending the Night at a Friend’s House for the First Time “Try not to piss yourself. ~ Justin Halpern,
1497:Pointing fingers, trying to catch each other in scandal does not bring honor to this House. ~ Mark Foley,
1498:She came to him now, stumbling a bit on a swell in the floor of this stranger’s house. ~ George Saunders,
1499:She left an empty house in my heart. The lights don’t work anymore, the heater’s broken. ~ Henry Rollins,
1500:The house echoed, empty. Mathilde had been liberated. She had nothing to worry about now. ~ Lauren Groff,

IN CHAPTERS [300/1466]

  487 Poetry
  363 Integral Yoga
  100 Occultism
   96 Fiction
   90 Philosophy
   81 Mysticism
   67 Yoga
   66 Christianity
   26 Psychology
   22 Islam
   17 Mythology
   13 Philsophy
   12 Sufism
   8 Hinduism
   5 Buddhism
   5 Baha i Faith
   4 Education
   3 Zen
   3 Theosophy
   2 Kabbalah
   2 Integral Theory
   1 Thelema
   1 Science
   1 Cybernetics
   1 Alchemy

  192 The Mother
  191 Sri Aurobindo
  144 Satprem
   78 H P Lovecraft
   75 Nolini Kanta Gupta
   70 William Wordsworth
   59 Walt Whitman
   56 Sri Ramakrishna
   51 James George Frazer
   46 William Butler Yeats
   35 Robert Browning
   29 Saint Augustine of Hippo
   29 Aleister Crowley
   28 Rabindranath Tagore
   24 John Keats
   22 Percy Bysshe Shelley
   22 Muhammad
   22 Carl Jung
   22 Anonymous
   21 Jorge Luis Borges
   20 A B Purani
   18 Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
   15 Lucretius
   14 Jalaluddin Rumi
   13 Ralph Waldo Emerson
   13 Plotinus
   13 Friedrich Nietzsche
   11 Saint Teresa of Avila
   11 Plato
   11 Ovid
   11 Friedrich Schiller
   10 Li Bai
   10 Kabir
   8 Saint John of Climacus
   8 Rainer Maria Rilke
   7 Nirodbaran
   7 Henry David Thoreau
   6 Vyasa
   6 Swami Krishnananda
   6 Sri Ramana Maharshi
   6 Lewis Carroll
   6 Joseph Campbell
   6 Baha u llah
   5 Rudolf Steiner
   5 Jordan Peterson
   5 Franz Bardon
   4 Al-Ghazali
   3 Swami Vivekananda
   3 Mirabai
   3 Hafiz
   3 Bokar Rinpoche
   3 Baba Sheikh Farid
   3 Aldous Huxley
   2 Thubten Chodron
   2 Taigu Ryokan
   2 Swami Sivananda Saraswati
   2 Ramprasad
   2 Rabbi Moses Luzzatto
   2 Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
   2 Mahendranath Gupta
   2 Jorge Luis Borges
   2 George Van Vrekhem
   2 Edgar Allan Poe
   2 Bulleh Shah
   2 Basava
   2 Aristotle

   78 Lovecraft - Poems
   70 Wordsworth - Poems
   56 Whitman - Poems
   55 The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna
   51 The Golden Bough
   46 Yeats - Poems
   41 Savitri
   35 Browning - Poems
   28 Tagore - Poems
   25 Record of Yoga
   24 Keats - Poems
   23 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 07
   22 Shelley - Poems
   22 Quran
   22 Magick Without Tears
   21 The Bible
   20 Evening Talks With Sri Aurobindo
   19 City of God
   16 Agenda Vol 10
   16 Agenda Vol 08
   16 Agenda Vol 04
   15 Of The Nature Of Things
   14 Words Of Long Ago
   14 The Synthesis Of Yoga
   14 The Life Divine
   14 Collected Poems
   14 Agenda Vol 01
   13 Rumi - Poems
   13 Emerson - Poems
   13 Agenda Vol 03
   12 Labyrinths
   11 The Confessions of Saint Augustine
   11 Schiller - Poems
   11 Metamorphoses
   11 Faust
   11 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 05
   11 Agenda Vol 02
   10 Thus Spoke Zarathustra
   10 Sri Aurobindo or the Adventure of Consciousness
   10 Questions And Answers 1953
   10 Liber ABA
   10 Li Bai - Poems
   10 Borges - Poems
   10 Agenda Vol 06
   9 Hymns to the Mystic Fire
   9 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02
   9 Anonymous - Poems
   8 The Way of Perfection
   8 The Ladder of Divine Ascent
   8 Rilke - Poems
   8 Essays In Philosophy And Yoga
   8 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 04
   8 Agenda Vol 05
   7 Walden
   7 Twelve Years With Sri Aurobindo
   7 Songs of Kabir
   7 Mysterium Coniunctionis
   7 Goethe - Poems
   7 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 08
   7 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03
   7 Aion
   7 Agenda Vol 11
   7 Agenda Vol 09
   7 5.1.01 - Ilion
   6 Vishnu Purana
   6 The Study and Practice of Yoga
   6 The Secret Doctrine
   6 The Hero with a Thousand Faces
   6 Talks
   6 Some Answers From The Mother
   6 Questions And Answers 1957-1958
   6 Prayers And Meditations
   6 On Education
   6 Essays On The Gita
   6 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01
   6 Alice in Wonderland
   6 Agenda Vol 13
   5 Vedic and Philological Studies
   5 The Secret Of The Veda
   5 The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious
   5 Questions And Answers 1954
   5 Questions And Answers 1950-1951
   5 Questions And Answers 1929-1931
   5 Maps of Meaning
   4 The Practice of Magical Evocation
   4 The Alchemy of Happiness
   4 Questions And Answers 1955
   4 Plotinus - Complete Works Vol 03
   4 Plotinus - Complete Works Vol 02
   4 Letters On Yoga IV
   4 Letters On Yoga II
   4 Kena and Other Upanishads
   4 Essays Divine And Human
   4 Agenda Vol 12
   4 Agenda Vol 07
   3 Twilight of the Idols
   3 The Practice of Psycho therapy
   3 The Perennial Philosophy
   3 Theosophy
   3 The Interior Castle or The Mansions
   3 The Human Cycle
   3 The Divine Comedy
   3 The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
   3 Tara - The Feminine Divine
   3 Song of Myself
   3 Plotinus - Complete Works Vol 01
   2 Writings In Bengali and Sanskrit
   2 Words Of The Mother II
   2 The Red Book Liber Novus
   2 The Mother With Letters On The Mother
   2 The Lotus Sutra
   2 The Book of Certitude
   2 The Blue Cliff Records
   2 Symposium
   2 Selected Fictions
   2 Ryokan - Poems
   2 Raja-Yoga
   2 Questions And Answers 1956
   2 Preparing for the Miraculous
   2 Poetics
   2 Plotinus - Complete Works Vol 04
   2 On the Way to Supermanhood
   2 Letters On Poetry And Art
   2 Knowledge of the Higher Worlds
   2 Isha Upanishad
   2 How to Free Your Mind - Tara the Liberator
   2 General Principles of Kabbalah
   2 Dark Night of the Soul
   2 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 06
   2 Beating the Cloth Drum Letters of Zen Master Hakuin
   2 Amrita Gita

0 0.01 - Introduction, #Agenda Vol 1, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  Deer house
  August 19, 1977

00.03 - Upanishadic Symbolism, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Agni in the physical consciousness is calledghapati, for the body is the house in which the soul is lodged and he is its keeper, guardian and lord. The fire in the mental consciousness is called daki; for it is that which gives discernment, the power to discriminate between the truth and the falsehood, it is that which by the pressure of its heat and light cleaves the wrong away from the right. And the fire in the life-force is called havanya; for pra is not only the plane of hunger and desire, but also of power and dynamism, it is that which calls forth forces, brings them into' play and it is that which is to be invoked for the progression of the Sacrifice, for an onward march on the spiritual path.
   Of the three fires one is the upholderhe who gives the firm foundation, the stable house where the Sacrifice is performed and Truth realised; the second is the Knower, often called in the Veda jtaved, who guides and directs; and the third the Doer, the effective Power, the driving Energyvaivnara.
   V. The Five Great Elements

0.00 - INTRODUCTION, #The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, #Sri Ramakrishna, #Hinduism
   Gadadhar was seven years old when his father died. This incident profoundly affected him. For the first time the boy realized that life on earth was impermanent. Unobserved by others, he began to slip into the mango orchard or into one of the cremation grounds, and he spent hours absorbed in his own thoughts. He also became more helpful to his mother in the discharge of her household duties. He gave more attention to reading and hearing the religious stories recorded in the Puranas. And he became interested in the wandering monks and pious pilgrims who would stop at Kamarpukur on their way to Puri. These holy men, the custodians of India's spiritual heritage and the living witnesses of the ideal of renunciation of the world and all-absorbing love of God, entertained the little boy with stories from the Hindu epics, stories of saints and prophets, and also stories of their own adventures. He, on his part, fetched their water and fuel and
   served them in various ways. Meanwhile, he was observing their meditation and worship.
   Ramkumar did not at first oppose the ways of his temperamental brother. He wanted Gadadhar to become used to the conditions of city life. But one day he decided to warn the boy about his indifference to the world. After all, in the near future Gadadhar must, as a householder, earn his livelihood through the performance of his brahminical duties; and these required a thorough knowledge of Hindu law, astrology, and kindred subjects. He gently admonished Gadadhar and asked him to pay more attention to his studies. But the boy replied spiritedly: "Brother, what shall I do with a mere bread-winning education? I would rather acquire that wisdom which will illumine my heart and give me satisfaction for ever."
   The whole symbolic world is represented in the temple garden — the Trinity of the Nature Mother (Kali), the Absolute (Siva), and Love (Radhakanta), the Arch spanning heaven and earth. The terrific Goddess of the Tantra, the soul-enthralling Flute-Player of the Bhagavata, and the Self-absorbed Absolute of the Vedas live together, creating the greatest synthesis of religions. All aspects of Reality are represented there. But of this divine household, Kali is the pivot, the sovereign Mistress. She is Prakriti, the Procreatrix, Nature, the Destroyer, the Creator. Nay, She is something greater and deeper still for those who have eyes to see. She is the Universal Mother, "my Mother" as Ramakrishna would say, the All-powerful, who reveals Herself to Her children under different aspects and Divine Incarnations, the Visible God, who leads the elect to the Invisible Reality; and if it so pleases Her, She takes away the last trace of ego from created beings and merges it in the consciousness of the Absolute, the undifferentiated God. Through Her grace "the finite ego loses itself in the illimitable Ego — Atman — Brahman". (Romain Holland, Prophets of the New India, p. 11.)
   Rani Rasmani spent a fortune for the construction of the temple garden and another fortune for its dedication ceremony, which took place on May 31, 1855.
   Sri Ramakrishna — henceforth we shall call Gadadhar by this familiar name —1 came to the temple garden with his elder brother Ramkumar, who was appointed priest of the Kali temple. Sri Ramakrishna did not at first approve of Ramkumar's working for the sudra Rasmani. The example of their orthodox father was still fresh in Sri Ramakrishna's mind. He objected also to the eating of the cooked offerings of the temple, since, according to orthodox Hindu custom, such food can be offered to the Deity only in the house of a brahmin. But the holy atmosphere of the temple grounds, the solitude of the surrounding wood, the loving care of his brother, the respect shown him by Rani Rasmani and Mathur Babu, the living presence of the Goddess Kali in the temple, and; above all, the proximity of the sacred Ganges, which Sri Ramakrishna always held in the highest respect, gradually overcame his disapproval, and he began to feel at home.
   Within a very short time Sri Ramakrishna attracted the notice of Mathur Babu, who was impressed by the young man's religious fervour and wanted him to participate in the worship in the Kali temple. But Sri Ramakrishna loved his freedom and was indifferent to any worldly career. The profession of the priesthood in a temple founded by a rich woman did not appeal to his mind. Further, he hesitated to take upon himself the responsibility for the ornaments and jewelry of the temple. Mathur had to wait for a suitable occasion.
   Hardly had he crossed the threshold of the Kali temple when he found himself again in the whirlwind. His madness reappeared tenfold. The same meditation and prayer, the same ecstatic moods, the same burning sensation, the same weeping, the same sleeplessness, the same indifference to the body and the outside world, the same divine delirium. He subjected himself to fresh disciplines in order to eradicate greed and lust, the two great impediments to spiritual progress. With a rupee in one hand and some earth in the other, he would reflect on the comparative value of these two for the realization of God, and finding them equally worthless he would toss them, with equal indifference, into the Ganges. Women he regarded as the manifestations of the Divine Mother. Never even in a dream did he feel the impulses of lust. And to root out of his mind the idea of caste superiority, he cleaned a pariahs house with his long and neglected hair. When he would sit in meditation, birds would perch on his head and peck in his hair for grains of food. Snakes would crawl over his body, and neither would be aware of the other. Sleep left him altogether. Day and night, visions flitted before him. He saw the sannyasi who had previously killed the "sinner" in him again coming out of his body, threatening him with the trident, and ordering him to concentrate on God. Or the same sannyasi would visit distant places, following a luminous path, and bring him reports of what was happening there. Sri Ramakrishna used to say later that in the case of an advanced devotee the mind itself becomes the guru, living and moving like an embodied being.
   Rani Rasmani, the foundress of the temple garden, passed away in 1861. After her death her son-in-law Mathur became the sole executor of the estate. He placed himself and his resources at the disposal of Sri Ramakrishna and began to look after his physical comfort. Sri Ramakrishna later spoke of him as one of his five "suppliers of stores" appointed by the Divine Mother. Whenever a desire arose in his mind, Mathur fulfilled it without hesitation.
   Thus the insane priest was by verdict of the great scholars of the day proclaimed a Divine Incarnation. His visions were not the result of an over-heated brain; they had precedent in spiritual history. And how did the proclamation affect Sri Ramakrishna himself? He remained the simple child of the Mother that he had been since the first day of his life. Years later, when two of his householder disciples openly spoke of him as a Divine Incarnation and the matter was reported to him, he said with a touch of sarcasm: "Do they think they will enhance my glory that way? One of them is an actor on the stage and the other a physician. What do they know about Incarnations? Why, years ago pundits like Gauri and Vaishnavcharan declared me to be an Avatar. They were great scholars and knew what they said. But that did not make any change in my mind."
   Sri Ramakrishna was a learner all his life. He often used to quote a proverb to his disciples: "Friend, the more I live the more I learn." When the excitement created by the Brahmani's declaration was over, he set himself to the task of practising spiritual disciplines according to the traditional methods laid down in the Tantra and Vaishnava scriptures. Hitherto he had pursued his spiritual ideal according to the promptings of his own mind and heart. Now he accepted the Brahmani as his guru and set foot on the traditional highways.
   About this time Totapuri was suddenly laid up with a severe attack of dysentery. On account of this miserable illness he found it impossible to meditate. One night the pain became excruciating. He could no longer concentrate on Brahman. The body stood in the way. He became incensed with its demands. A free soul, he did not at all care for the body. So he determined to drown it in the Ganges. Thereupon he walked into the river. But, lo! He walks to the other bank." (This version of the incident is taken from the biography of Sri Ramakrishna by Swami Saradananda, one of the Master's direct disciples.) Is there not enough water in the Ganges? Standing dumbfounded on the other bank he looks back across the water. The trees, the temples, the houses, are silhouetted against the sky. Suddenly, in one dazzling moment, he sees on all sides the presence of the Divine Mother. She is in everything; She is everything. She is in the water; She is on land. She is the body; She is the mind. She is pain; She is comfort. She is knowledge; She is ignorance. She is life; She is death. She is everything that one sees, hears, or imagines. She turns "yea" into "nay", and "nay" into "yea". Without Her grace no embodied being can go beyond Her realm. Man has no free will. He is not even free to die. Yet, again, beyond the body and mind She resides in Her Transcendental, Absolute aspect. She is the Brahman that Totapuri had been worshipping all his life.
   Totapuri returned to Dakshineswar and spent the remaining hours of the night meditating on the Divine Mother. In the morning he went to the Kali temple with Sri Ramakrishna and prostrated himself before the image of the Mother. He now realized why he had spent eleven months at Dakshineswar. Bidding farewell to the disciple, he continued on his way, enlightened.
   Eight years later, some time in November 1874, Sri Ramakrishna was seized with an irresistible desire to learn the truth of the Christian religion. He began to listen to readings from the Bible, by Sambhu Charan Mallick, a gentleman of Calcutta and a devotee of the Master. Sri Ramakrishna became fascinated by the life and teachings of Jesus. One day he was seated in the parlour of Jadu Mallick's garden house (This expression is used throughout to translate the Bengali word denoting a rich man's country house set in a garden.) at Dakshineswar, when his eyes became fixed on a painting of the Madonna and Child. Intently watching it, he became gradually overwhelmed with divine emotion. The figures in the picture took on life, and the rays of light emanating from them entered his soul. The effect of this experience was stronger than that of the vision of Mohammed. In dismay he cried out, "O Mother! What are You doing to me?" And, breaking through the barriers of creed and religion, he entered a new realm of ecstasy. Christ possessed his soul. For three days he did not set foot in the Kali temple. On the fourth day, in the afternoon, as he was walking in the Panchavati, he saw coming toward him a person with beautiful large eyes, serene countenance, and fair skin. As the two faced each other, a voice rang out in the depths of Sri Ramakrishna's soul: "Behold the Christ, who shed His heart's blood for the redemption of the world, who suffered a sea of anguish for love of men. It is He, the Master Yogi, who is in eternal union with God. It is Jesus, Love Incarnate." The Son of Man embraced the Son of the Divine Mother and merged in him. Sri Ramakrishna krishna realized his identity with Christ, as he had already realized his identity with Kali, Rama, Hanuman, Radha, Krishna, Brahman, and Mohammed. The Master went into samadhi and communed with the Brahman with attributes. Thus he experienced the truth that Christianity, too, was a path leading to God-Consciousness. Till the last moment of his life he believed that Christ was an Incarnation of God. But Christ, for him, was not the only Incarnation; there were others — Buddha, for instance, and Krishna.
   The Master took up the duty of instructing his young wife, and this included everything from housekeeping to the Knowledge of Brahman. He taught her how to trim a lamp, how to behave toward people according to their differing temperaments, and how to conduct herself before visitors. He instructed her in the mysteries of spiritual life — prayer, meditation, japa, deep contemplation, and samadhi. The first lesson that Sarada Devi received was: "God is everybody's Beloved, just as the moon is dear to every child. Everyone has the same right to pray to Him. Out of His grace He reveals Himself to all who call upon Him. You too will see Him if you but pray to Him."
   Totapuri, coming to know of the Master's marriage, had once remarked: "What does it matter? He alone is firmly established in the Knowledge of Brahman who can adhere to his spirit of discrimination and renunciation even while living with his wife. He alone has attained the supreme illumination who can look on man and woman alike as Brahman. A man with the idea of sex may be a good aspirant, but he is still far from the goal." Sri Ramakrishna and his wife lived together at Dakshineswar, but their minds always soared above the worldly plane. A few months after Sarada Devi's arrival Sri Ramakrishna arranged, on an auspicious day, a special worship of Kali, the Divine Mother. Instead of an image of the Deity, he placed on the seat the living image, Sarada Devi herself. The worshipper and the worshipped went into deep samadhi and in the transcendental plane their souls were united. After several hours Sri Ramakrishna came down again to the relative plane, sang a hymn to the Great Goddess, and surrendered, at the feet of the living image, himself, his rosary, and the fruit of his life-long sadhana. This is known in Tantra as the Shorasi Puja, the "Adoration of Woman". Sri Ramakrishna realized the significance of the great statement of the Upanishad: "O Lord, Thou art the woman. Thou art the man; Thou art the boy. Thou art the girl; Thou art the old, tottering on their crutches. Thou pervadest the universe in its multiple forms."
   By his marriage Sri Ramakrishna admitted the great value of marriage in man's spiritual evolution, and by adhering to his monastic vows he demonstrated the imperative necessity of self-control, purity, and continence, in the realization of God. By this unique spiritual relationship with his wife he proved that husband and wife can live together as spiritual companions. Thus his life is a synthesis of the ways of life of the householder and the monk.
   During this period Sri Ramakrishna suffered several bereavements. The first was the death of a nephew named Akshay. After the young man's death Sri Ramakrishna said: "Akshay died before my very eyes. But it did not affect me in the least. I stood by and watched a man die. It was like a sword being drawn from its scabbard. I enjoyed the scene, and laughed and sang and danced over it. They removed the body and cremated it. But the next day as I stood there (pointing to the southeast verandah of his room), I felt a racking pain for the loss of Akshay, as if somebody were squeezing my heart like a wet towel. I wondered at it and thought that the Mother was teaching me a lesson. I was not much concerned even with my own body — much less with a relative. But if such was my pain at the loss of a nephew, how much more must be the grief of the householders at the loss of their near and dear ones!" In 1871 Mathur died, and some five years later Sambhu Mallick — who, after Mathur's passing away, had taken care of the Master's comfort. In 1873 died his elder brother Rameswar, and in 1876, his beloved mother. These bereavements left their imprint on the tender human heart of Sri Ramakrishna, albeit he had realized the immortality of the soul and the illusoriness of birth and death.
   In March 1875, about a year before the death of his mother, the Master met Keshab Chandra Sen. The meeting was a momentous event for both Sri Ramakrishna and Keshab. Here the Master for the first time came into actual, contact with a worthy representative of modern India.
   Keshab Chandra Sen and Sri Ramakrishna met for the first time in the garden house of Jaygopal Sen at Belgharia, a few miles from Dakshineswar, where the great Brahmo leader was staying with some of his disciples. In many respects the two were poles apart, though an irresistible inner attraction was to make them intimate friends. The Master had realized God as Pure Spirit and Consciousness, but he believed in the various forms of God as well. Keshab, on the other hand, regarded image worship as idolatry and gave allegorical explanations of the Hindu deities. Keshab was an orator and a writer of books and magazine articles; Sri Ramakrishna had a horror of lecturing and hardly knew how to write his own name, Keshab's fame spread far and wide, even reaching the distant shores of England; the Master still led a secluded life in the village of Dakshineswar. Keshab emphasized social reforms for India's regeneration; to Sri Ramakrishna God-realization was the only goal of life. Keshab considered himself a disciple of Christ and accepted in a diluted form the Christian sacraments and Trinity; Sri Ramakrishna was the simple child of Kali, the Divine Mother, though he too, in a different way, acknowledged Christ's divinity. Keshab was a householder holder and took a real interest in the welfare of his children, whereas Sri Ramakrishna was a paramahamsa and completely indifferent to the life of the world. Yet, as their acquaintance ripened into friendship, Sri Ramakrishna and Keshab held each other in great love and respect. Years later, at the news of Keshab's death, the Master felt as if half his body had become paralyzed. Keshab's concepts of the harmony of religions and the Motherhood of God were deepened and enriched by his contact with Sri Ramakrishna.
   Sri Ramakrishna, dressed in a red-bordered dhoti, one end of which was carelessly thrown over his left shoulder, came to Jaygopal's garden house accompanied by Hriday. No one took notice of the unostentatious visitor. Finally the Master said to Keshab, "People tell me you have seen God; so I have come to hear from you about God." A magnificent conversation followed. The Master sang a thrilling song about Kali and forthwith went into samadhi. When Hriday uttered the sacred "Om" in his ears, he gradually came back to consciousness of the world, his face still radiating a divine brilliance. Keshab and his followers were amazed. The contrast between Sri Ramakrishna and the Brahmo devotees was very interesting. There sat this small man, thin and extremely delicate. His eyes were illumined with an inner light. Good humour gleamed in his eyes and lurked in the corners of his mouth. His speech was Bengali of a homely kind with a slight, delightful stammer, and his words held men enthralled by their wealth of spiritual experience, their inexhaustible store of simile and metaphor, their power of observation, their bright and subtle humour, their wonderful catholicity, their ceaseless flow of wisdom. And around him now were the sophisticated men of Bengal, the best products of Western education, with Keshab, the idol of young Bengal, as their leader.
   Keshab's sincerity was enough for Sri Ramakrishna. Henceforth the two saw each other frequently, either at Dakshineswar or at the temple of the Brahmo Samaj. Whenever the Master was in the temple at the time of divine service, Keshab would request him to speak to the congregation. And Keshab would visit the saint, in his turn, with offerings of flowers and fruits.
   Gradually other Brahmo leaders began to feel Sri Ramakrishna's influence. But they were by no means uncritical admirers of the Master. They particularly disapproved of his ascetic renunciation and condemnation of "woman and gold".1 They measured him according to their own ideals of the householder's life. Some could not understand his samadhi and described it as a nervous malady. Yet they could not resist his magnetic personality.
   Among the Brahmo leaders who knew the Master closely were Pratap Chandra Mazumdar, Vijaykrishna Goswami, Trailokyanath Sannyal, and Shivanath Shastri.
   Sri Ramakrishna never taught his disciples to hate any woman, or womankind in general. This can be seen clearly by going through all his teachings under this head and judging them collectively. The Master looked on all women as so many images of the Divine Mother of the Universe. He paid the highest homage to womankind by accepting a woman as his guide while practising the very profound spiritual disciplines of Tantra. His wife, known and revered as the Holy Mother, was his constant companion and first disciple. At the end of his spiritual practice he literally worshipped his wife as the embodiment of the Goddess Kali, the Divine Mother. After his passing away the Holy Mother became the spiritual guide not only of a large number of householders, but also of many monastic members of the Ramakrishna Order.
   His disciples were of two kinds: the householders, and the young men, some of whom were later to become monks. There was also a small group of women devotees.
   For the householders Sri Ramakrishna did not prescribe the hard path of total renunciation. He wanted them to discharge their obligations to their families. Their renunciation was to be mental. Spiritual life could not be acquired by flying away from responsibilities. A married couple should live like brother and sister after the birth of one or two children, devoting their time to spiritual talk and contemplation. He encouraged the householders, saying that their life was, in a way, easier than that of the monk, since it was more advantageous to fight the enemy from inside a fortress than in an open field. He insisted, however, on their repairing into solitude every now and then to strengthen their devotion and faith in God through prayer, japa, and meditation. He prescribed for them the companionship of sadhus. He asked them to perform their worldly duties with one hand, while holding to God with the other, and to pray to God to make their duties fewer and fewer so that in the end they might cling to Him with both hands. He would discourage in both the householders and the celibate youths any lukewarmness in their spiritual struggles. He would not ask them to follow indiscriminately the ideal of non-resistance, which ultimately makes a coward of the unwary.
   But to the young men destined to be monks he pointed out the steep path of renunciation, both external and internal. They must take the vow of absolute continence and eschew all thought of greed and lust. By the practice of continence, aspirants develop a subtle nerve through which they understand the deeper mysteries of God. For them self-control is final, imperative, and absolute. The sannyasis are teachers of men, and their lives should be totally free from blemish. They must not even look at a picture which may awaken their animal passions. The Master selected his future monks from young men untouched by "woman and gold" and plastic enough to be cast in his spiritual mould. When teaching them the path of renunciation and discrimination, he would not allow the householders to be anywhere near them.
   The first two householder devotees to come to Dakshineswar were Ramchandra Dutta and Manomohan Mitra. A medical practitioner and chemist, Ram was sceptical about God and religion and never enjoyed peace of soul. He wanted tangible proof of God's existence. The Master said to him: "God really" exists. You don't see the stars in the day-time, but that doesn't mean that the stars do not exist. There is butter in milk. But can anybody see it by merely looking at the milk? To get butter you must churn milk in a quiet and cool place. You cannot realize God by a mere wish; you must go through some mental disciplines." By degrees the Master awakened Ram's spirituality and the latter became one of his foremost lay disciples. It was Ram who introduced Narendranath to Sri Ramakrishna. Narendra was a relative of Ram.
   Manomohan at first met with considerable opposition from his wife and other relatives, who resented his visits to Dakshineswar. But in the end the unselfish love of the Master triumphed over worldly affection. It was Manomohan who brought Rakhal to the Master.
   Durgacharan Nag, also known as Nag Mahashay, was the ideal householder among the lay disciples of Sri Ramakrishna. He was the embodiment of the Master's ideal of life in the world, unstained by worldliness. In spite of his intense desire to become a sannyasi, Sri Ramakrishna asked him to live in the world in the spirit of a monk, and the disciple truly carried out this injunction. He was born of a poor family and even during his boyhood often sacrificed everything to lessen the sufferings of the needy. He had married at an early age and after his wife's death had married a second time to obey his father's command. But he once said to his wife: "Love on the physical level never lasts. He is indeed blessed who can give his love to God with his whole heart. Even a little attachment to the body endures for several births. So do not be attached to this cage of bone and flesh. Take shelter at the feet of the Mother and think of Her alone. Thus your life here and hereafter will be ennobled." The Master spoke of him as a "blazing light". He received every word of Sri Ramakrishna in dead earnest. One day he heard the Master saying that it was difficult for doctors, lawyers, and brokers to make much progress in spirituality. Of doctors he said, "If the mind clings to the tiny drops of medicine, how can it conceive of the Infinite?" That was the end of Durgacharan's medical practice and he threw his chest of medicines into the Ganges. Sri Ramakrishna assured him that he would not lack simple food and clothing. He bade him serve holy men. On being asked where he would find real holy men, the Master said that the sadhus themselves would seek his company. No sannyasi could have lived a more austere life than Durgacharan.
   The householder devotees generally visited Sri Ramakrishna on Sunday afternoons and other holidays. Thus a brotherhood was gradually formed, and the Master encouraged their fraternal feeling. Now and then he would accept an invitation to a devotee's home, where other devotees would also be invited. Kirtan would be arranged and they would spend hours in dance and devotional music. The Master would go into trances or open his heart in religious discourses and in the narration of his own spiritual experiences. Many people who could not go to Dakshineswar participated in these meetings and felt blessed. Such an occasion would be concluded with a sumptuous feast.
   But it was in the company of his younger devotees, pure souls yet unstained by the touch of worldliness, that Sri Ramakrishna took greatest joy. Among the young men who later embraced the householder's life were Narayan, Paitu, the younger Naren, Tejchandra, and Purna. These visited the Master sometimes against strong opposition from home.
   --- PURNA
   The first of these young men to come to the Master was Latu. Born of obscure parents, in Behar, he came to Calcutta in search of work and was engaged by Ramchandra Dutta as house-boy. Learning of the saintly Sri Ramakrishna, he visited the Master at Dakshineswar and was deeply touched by his cordiality. When he was about to leave, the Master asked him to take some money and return home in a boat or carriage. But Latu declared he had a few pennies and jingled the coins in his pocket. Sri Ramakrishna later requested Ram to allow Latu to stay with him permanently. Under Sri Ramakrishna's guidance Latu made great progress in meditation and was blessed with ecstatic visions, but all the efforts of the Master to give him a smattering of education failed. Latu was very fond of kirtan and other devotional songs but remained all his life illiterate.
   --- RAKHAL
   The moment came when Narendra's distress reached its climax. He had gone the whole day without food. As he was returning home in the evening he could hardly lift his tired limbs. He sat down in front of a house in sheer exhaustion, too weak even to think. His mind began to wander. Then, suddenly, a divine power lifted the veil over his soul. He found the solution of the problem of the coexistence of divine justice and misery, the presence of suffering in the creation of a blissful Providence. He felt bodily refreshed, his soul was bathed in peace, and he slept serenely.
   Narendra now realized that he had a spiritual mission to fulfil. He resolved to renounce the world, as his grandfather had renounced it, and he came to Sri Ramakrishna for his blessing. But even before he had opened his mouth, the Master knew what was in his mind and wept bitterly at the thought of separation. "I know you cannot lead a worldly life," he said, "but for my sake live in the world as long as I live."
   Others destined to be monastic disciples of Sri Ramakrishna came to Dakshineswar. Taraknath Ghoshal had felt from his boyhood the noble desire to realize God. Keshab and the Brahmo Samaj had attracted him but proved inadequate. In 1882 he first met the Master at Ramchandra's house and was astonished to hear him talk about samadhi, a subject which always fascinated his mind. And that evening he actually saw a manifestation of that superconscious state in the Master. Tarak became a frequent visitor at Dakshineswar and received the Master's grace in abundance. The young boy often felt ecstatic fervour in meditation. He also wept profusely while meditating on God. Sri Ramakrishna said to him: "God favours those who can weep for Him. Tears shed for God wash away the sins of former births."
   --- BABURAM
   Sri Ramakrishna employed a ruse to bring Jogindra to him. As soon as the disciple entered the room, the Master rushed forward to meet the young man. Catching hold of the disciple's hand, he said: "What if you have married? Haven't I too married? What is there to be afraid of in that?" Touching his own chest he said: "If this [meaning himself] is propitious, then even a hundred thousand marriages cannot injure you. If you desire to lead a householder's life, then bring your wife here one day, and I shall see that she becomes a real companion in your spiritual progress. But if you want to lead a monastic life, then I shall eat up your attachment to the world." Jogin was dumbfounded at these words. He received new strength, and his spirit of renunciation was re-established.
   During the week-ends the householders, enjoying a respite from their office duties, visited the Master. The meetings on Sunday afternoons were of the nature of little festivals. Refreshments were often served. Professional musicians now and then sang devotional songs. The Master and the devotees sang and danced, Sri Ramakrishna frequently going into ecstatic moods. The happy memory of such a Sunday would linger long in the minds of the devotees. Those whom the Master wanted for special instruction he would ask to visit him on Tuesdays and Saturdays. These days were particularly auspicious for the worship of Kali.
   The young disciples destined to be monks, Sri Ramakrishna invited on week-days, when the householders were not present. The training of the householders and of the future monks had to proceed along entirely different lines. Since M. generally visited the Master on week-ends, the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna does not contain much mention of the future monastic disciples.
   Finally, there was a handful of fortunate disciples, householders as well as youngsters, who were privileged to spend nights with the Master in his room. They would see him get up early in the morning and walk up and down the room, singing in his sweet voice and tenderly communing with the Mother.
   One night he had a hemorrhage of the throat. The doctor now diagnosed the illness as cancer. Narendra was the first to break this heart-rending news to the disciples. Within three days the Master was removed to Calcutta for better treatment. At Balaram's house he remained a week until a suitable place could be found at Syampukur, in the northern section of Calcutta. During this week he dedicated himself practically without respite to the instruction of those beloved devotees who had been unable to visit him oftener at Dakshineswar. Discourses incessantly flowed from his tongue, and he often went into samadhi. Dr. Mahendra Sarkar, the celebrated homeopath of Calcutta, was invited to undertake his treatment.
   It was noticed at this time that some of the devotees were making an unbridled display of their emotions. A number of them, particularly among the householders, began to cultivate, though at first unconsciously, the art of shedding tears, shaking the body, contorting the face, and going into trances, attempting thereby to imitate the Master. They began openly to declare Sri Ramakrishna a Divine Incarnation and to regard themselves as his chosen people, who could neglect religious disciplines with impunity. Narendra's penetrating eye soon sized up the situation. He found out that some of these external manifestations were being carefully practised at home, while some were the outcome of malnutrition, mental weakness, or nervous debility. He mercilessly exposed the devotees who were pretending to have visions, and asked all to develop a healthy religious spirit. Narendra sang inspiring songs for the younger devotees, read with them the Imitation of Christ and the Gita, and held before them the positive ideals of spirituality.
   When Sri Ramakrishna's illness showed signs of aggravation, the devotees, following the advice of Dr. Sarkar, rented a spacious garden house at Cossipore, in the northern suburbs of Calcutta. The Master was removed to this place on December 11, 1885.
   It was at Cossipore that the curtain fell on the varied activities of the Master's life on the physical plane. His soul lingered in the body eight months more. It was the period of his great Passion, a constant crucifixion of the body and the triumphant revelation of the Soul. Here one sees the humanity and divinity of the Master passing and repassing across a thin border line. Every minute of those eight months was suffused with touching tenderness of heart and breath-taking elevation of spirit. Every word he uttered was full of pathos and sublimity.
   It took the group only a few days to become adjusted to the new environment. The Holy Mother, assisted by Sri Ramakrishna's niece, Lakshmi Devi, and a few woman devotees, took charge of the cooking for the Master and his attendants. Surendra willingly bore the major portion of the expenses, other householders contributing according to their means. Twelve disciples were constant attendants of the Master: Narendra, Rakhal, Baburam, Niranjan, Jogin, Latu, Tarak, the-elder Gopal, Kali, Sashi, Sarat, and the younger Gopal. Sarada, Harish, Hari, Gangadhar, and Tulasi visited the Master from time to time and practised sadhana at home. Narendra, preparing for his law examination, brought his books to the garden house in order to continue his studies during the infrequent spare moments. He encouraged his brother disciples to intensify their meditation, scriptural studies, and other spiritual disciplines. They all forgot their relatives and their
   worldly duties.
   While the devotees were returning to the garden house, carrying the urn with the sacred ashes, a calm resignation came to their souls and they cried, "Victory unto the Guru!"
   The Holy Mother was weeping in her room, not for her husband, but because she felt that Mother Kali had left her. As she was about to put on the marks of a Hindu widow, in a moment of revelation she heard the words of faith, "I have only passed from one room to another."

0.00 - The Book of Lies Text, #The Book of Lies, #Aleister Crowley, #Philosophy
     In the World's Tragedy, household Gods, The
    Scorpion, and also The God-Eater, the reader may
     way home-home? nay! but to the house of the
     harlot whom he loveth not. For it is LAYLAH that
    I Pay-Pe, the dissolution of the house of God-
     for Pe comes after O-after Ayin that triumphs
    number of whose house was 89.
     He shows that his mind was completely poisoned in
     household Gods. Pallanza, 1912.
    Liber LXI vel Causae. The Eqx., III, i.

0.00 - THE GOSPEL PREFACE, #The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, #Sri Ramakrishna, #Hinduism
  This epoch-making event of his life came about in a very strange way. M. belonged to a joint family with several collateral members. Some ten years after he began his career as an educationist, bitter quarrels broke out among the members of the family, driving the sensitive M. to despair and utter despondency. He lost all interest in life and left home one night to go into the wide world with the idea of ending his life. At dead of night he took rest in his sister's house at Baranagar, and in the morning, accompanied by a nephew Siddheswar, he wandered from one garden to another in Calcutta until Siddheswar brought him to the Temple Garden of Dakshineswar where Sri Ramakrishna was then living. After spending some time in the beautiful rose gardens there, he was directed to the room of the Paramahamsa, where the eventful meeting of the Master and the disciple took place on a blessed evening (the exact date is not on record) on a Sunday in March 1882. As regards what took place on the occasion, the reader is referred to the opening section of the first chapter of the Gospel.
  The Master, who divined the mood of desperation in M, his resolve to take leave of this 'play-field of deception', put new faith and hope into him by his gracious words of assurance: "God forbid! Why should you take leave of this world? Do you not feel blessed by discovering your Guru? By His grace, what is beyond all imagination or dreams can be easily achieved!" At these words the clouds of despair moved away from the horizon of M.'s mind, and the sunshine of a new hope revealed to him fresh vistas of meaning in life. Referring to this phase of his life, M. used to say, "Behold! where is the resolve to end life, and where, the discovery of God! That is, sorrow should be looked upon as a friend of man. God is all good." ( Ibid P.33.)
  There was an urge in M. to abandon the household life and become a Sannysin. When he communicated this idea to the Master, he forbade him saying," Mother has told me that you have to do a little of Her work you will have to teach Bhagavata, the word of God to humanity. The Mother keeps a Bhagavata Pandit with a bondage in the world!"
  ( Ibid P.36.)
  Sri Ramakrishna was a teacher for both the Orders of mankind, Sannysins and householders. His own life offered an ideal example for both, and he left behind disciples who followed the highest traditions he had set in respect of both these ways of life. M., along with Nag Mahashay, exemplified how a householder can rise to the highest level of sagehood. M. was married to Nikunja Devi, a distant relative of Keshab Chander Sen, even when he was reading at College, and he had four children, two sons and two daughters. The responsibility of the family, no doubt, made him dependent on his professional income, but the great devotee that he was, he never compromised with ideals and principles for this reason. Once when he was working as the headmaster in a school managed by the great Vidysgar, the results of the school at the public examination happened to be rather poor, and Vidysgar attri buted it to M's preoccupation with the Master and his consequent failure to attend adequately to the school work. M. at once resigned his post without any thought of the morrow. Within a fortnight the family was in poverty, and M. was one day pacing up and down the verandah of his house, musing how he would feed his children the next day. Just then a man came with a letter addressed to 'Mahendra Babu', and on opening it, M. found that it was a letter from his friend Sri Surendra Nath Banerjee, asking whether he would like to take up a professorship in the Ripon College. In this way three or four times he gave up the job that gave him the wherewithal to support the family, either for upholding principles or for practising spiritual Sadhanas in holy places, without any consideration of the possible dire worldly consequences; but he was always able to get over these difficulties somehow, and the interests of his family never suffered. In spite of his disregard for worldly goods, he was, towards the latter part of his life, in a fairly flourishing condition as the proprietor of the Morton School which he developed into a noted educational institution in the city. The Lord has said in the Bhagavad Git that in the case of those who think of nothing except Him, He Himself would take up all their material and spiritual responsibilities. M. was an example of the truth of the Lord's promise.
  Though his children received proper attention from him, his real family, both during the Master's lifetime and after, consisted of saints, devotees, Sannysins and spiritual aspirants. His life exemplifies the Master's teaching that an ideal householder must be like a good maidservant of a family, loving and caring properly for the children of the house, but knowing always that her real home and children are elsewhere. During the Master's lifetime he spent all his Sundays and other holidays with him and his devotees, and besides listening to the holy talks and devotional music, practised meditation both on the Personal and the Impersonal aspects of God under the direct guidance of the Master. In the pages of the Gospel the reader gets a picture of M.'s spiritual relationship with the Master how from a hazy belief in the Impersonal God of the Brahmos, he was step by step brought to accept both Personality and Impersonality as the two aspects of the same Non-dual Being, how he was convinced of the manifestation of that Being as Gods, Goddesses and as Incarnations, and how he was established in a life that was both of a Jnni and of a Bhakta. This Jnni-Bhakta outlook and way of living became so dominant a feature of his life that Swami Raghavananda, who was very closely associated with him during his last six years, remarks: "Among those who lived with M. in latter days, some felt that he always lived in this constant and conscious union with God even with open eyes (i.e., even in waking consciousness)." (Swami Raghavananda's article on M. in Prabuddha Bharata vol. XXXVII. P. 442.)
  Besides undergoing spiritual disciplines at the feet of the Master, M. used to go to holy places during the Master's lifetime itself and afterwards too as a part of his Sdhan.
  The life of Sdhan and holy association that he started on at the feet of the Master, he continued all through his life. He has for this reason been most appropriately described as a Grihastha-Sannysi ( householder-Sannysin). Though he was forbidden by the Master to become a Sannysin, his reverence for the Sannysa ideal was whole-hearted and was without any reservation. So after Sri Ramakrishna's passing away, while several of the Master's householder devotees considered the young Sannysin disciples of the Master as inexperienced and inconsequential, M. stood by them with the firm faith that the Master's life and message were going to be perpetuated only through them. Swami Vivekananda wrote from America in a letter to the inmates of the Math: "When Sri Thkur (Master) left the body, every one gave us up as a few unripe urchins. But M. and a few others did not leave us in the lurch. We cannot repay our debt to them." (Swami Raghavananda's article on M. in Prabuddha Bharata vol. XXX P. 442.)
  M. spent his weekends and holidays with the monastic brethren who, after the Master's demise, had formed themselves into an Order with a Math at Baranagore, and participated in the intense life of devotion and meditation that they followed. At other times he would retire to Dakshineswar or some garden in the city and spend several days in spiritual practice taking simple self-cooked food. In order to feel that he was one with all mankind he often used to go out of his home at dead of night, and like a wandering Sannysin, sleep with the waifs on some open verandah or footpath on the road.
  In 1905 he retired from the active life of a Professor and devoted his remaining twenty-seven years exclusively to the preaching of the life and message of the Great Master. He bought the Morton Institution from its original proprietors and shifted it to a commodious four-storeyed house at 50 Amherst Street, where it flourished under his management as one of the most efficient educational institutions in Calcutta. He generally occupied a staircase room at the top of it, cooking his own meal which consisted only of milk and rice without variation, and attended to all his personal needs himself. His dress also was the simplest possible. It was his conviction that limitation of personal wants to the minimum is an important aid to holy living. About one hour in the morning he would spend in inspecting the classes of the school, and then retire to his staircase room to pour over his diary and live in the divine atmosphere of the earthly days of the Great Master, unless devotees and admirers had already gathered in his room seeking his holy company.
  In appearance, M. looked a Vedic Rishi. Tall and stately in bearing, he had a strong and well-built body, an unusually broad chest, high forehead and arms extending to the knees. His complexion was fair and his prominent eyes were always tinged with the expression of the divine love that filled his heart. Adorned with a silvery beard that flowed luxuriantly down his chest, and a shining face radiating the serenity and gravity of holiness, M. was as imposing and majestic as he was handsome and engaging in appearance. Humorous, sweet-tongued and eloquent when situations required, this great Maharishi of our age lived only to sing the glory of Sri Ramakrishna day and night.

0.01 - Letters from the Mother to Her Son, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  can easily imagine what it means. We already occupy five houses,
  one of which is our property; others will follow. New recruits
  I think I told you about our five houses; four of them are joined in
  a single square block which is surrounded on all sides by streets
  these houses and then, just recently, we have settled there, Sri
  Aurobindo and myself, as well as five of the closest disciples.
  We have joined the houses together with openings in some
  of the outer walls and outbuildings, so that I may walk freely in
  the Ashram at present consists of seventeen houses inhabited by
  eighty-five or ninety people (the number varies as people come
  The Ashram is becoming a more and more interesting institution. We have now acquired our twenty-first house; the number
  of paid workers of the Ashram (labourers and servants) has
  acquired four houses which I bought in my name to simplify the
  legal technicalities; but it goes without saying that I do not own

0.02 - II - The Home of the Guru, #Evening Talks With Sri Aurobindo, #unset, #Zen
   The Master, the Guru, set at rest the puzzled human mind by his illuminating answers, perhaps even more by his silent consciousness, so that it might be able to pursue unhampered the path of realisation of the Truth. Those ancient discourses answer the mind of man today even across the ages. They have rightly acquired as everything of the past does a certain sanctity. But sometimes that very reverence prevents men from properly evaluating, and living in, the present. This happens when the mind instead of seeking the Spirit looks at the form. For instance, it is not necessary for such discourses that they take place in forest-groves in order to be highly spiritual. Wherever the Master is, there is Light. And guru-griha the house of the Master can be his private dwelling place. So much was this feeling a part of Sri Aurobindo's nature and so particular was he to maintain the personal character of his work that during the first few years after 1923 he did not like his house to be called an 'Ashram', as the word had acquired the sense of a public institution to the modern mind. But there was no doubt that the flower of Divinity had blossomed in him; and disciples, like bees seeking honey, came to him. It is no exaggeration to say that these Evening Talks were to the small company of disciples what the Aranyakas were to the ancient seekers. Seeking the Light, they came to the dwelling place of their Guru, the greatest seer of the age, and found it their spiritual home the home of their parents, for the Mother, his companion in the great mission, had come. And these spiritual parents bestowed upon the disciples freely of their Light, their Consciousness, their Power and their Grace. The modern reader may find that the form of these discourses differs from those of the past but it was bound to be so for the simple reason that the times have changed and the problems that puzzle the modern mind are so different. Even though the disciples may be very imperfect representations of what he aimed at in them, still they are his creations. It is in order to repay, in however infinitesimal a degree, the debt which we owe to him that the effort is made to partake of the joy of his company the Evening Talks with a larger public.

0.02 - Letters to a Sadhak, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  At Cycle house a teakwood bench broke, bringing
  down a mason who was standing on a plank resting on
  employed to clear the rubble at Ganapati house?
  It is impossible to put a child of under eight to work. It would
  buying houses; consequently there is no longer enough work
  to keep all the workers busy. I am very sorry about this, but I
  In the case of the Arogya house cupboard, when Y told
  me that he didn't want it painted I was surprised, and

0.03 - III - The Evening Sittings, #Evening Talks With Sri Aurobindo, #unset, #Zen
   Sri Aurobindo was never a social man in the current sense of the term and definitely he was not a man of the crowd. This was due to his grave temperament, not to any feeling of superiority or to repulsion for men. At Baroda there was an Officers' Club which was patronised by the Maharajah and though Sri Aurobindo enrolled himself as a member he hardly went to the Club even on special occasions. He rather liked a small congenial circle of friends and spent most of his evenings with them whenever he was free and not occupied with his studies or other works. After Baroda when he went to Calcutta there was hardly any time in the storm and stress of revolutionary politics to permit him to lead a 'social life'. What little time he could spare from his incessant activities was spent in the house of Raja Subodh Mallick or at the Grey Street house. In the Karmayogin office he used to sit after the office hours till late chatting with a few persons or trying automatic writing. Strange dictations used to be received sometimes: one of them was the following: "Moni [Suresh Chakravarty] will bomb Sir Edward Grey when he will come as the Viceroy of India." In later years at Pondicherry there used to be a joke that Sir Edward took such a fright at the prospect of Moni's bombing him that he never came to India!
   After Sri Aurobindo had come to Pondicherry from Chandernagore, he entered upon an intense period of Sadhana and for a few months he refused to receive anyone. After a time he used to sit down to talk in the evening and on some days tried automatic writing. Yogic Sadhan, a small book, was the result. In 1913 Sri Aurobindo moved to Rue Franois Martin No. 41 where he used to receive visitors at fixed times. This was generally in the morning between 9 and 10.30.
   But, over and above newcomers, some local people and the few inmates of the house used to have informal talks with Sri Aurobindo in the evening. In the beginning the inmates used to go out for playing football, and during their absence known local individuals would come in and wait for Sri Aurobindo. Afterwards regular meditations began at about 4 p.m. in which practically all the inmates participated. After the meditation all of the members and those who were permitted shared in the evening sitting. This was a very informal gathering depending entirely upon Sri Aurobindo's leisure.
   When Sri Aurobindo and the Mother moved to No. 9 Rue de la Marine in 1922 the same routine of informal evening sittings after meditation continued. I came to Pondicherry for Sadhana in the beginning of 1923. I kept notes of the important talks I had with the four or five disciples who were already there. Besides, I used to take detailed notes of the Evening Talks which we all had with the Master. They were not intended by him to be noted down. I took them down because of the importance I felt about everything connected with him, no matter how insignificant to the outer view. I also felt that everything he did would acquire for those who would come to know his mission a very great significance.
   As years passed the evening sittings went on changing their time and often those disciples who came from outside for a temporary stay for Sadhana were allowed to join them. And, as the number of sadhaks practising the Yoga increased, the evening sittings also became more full, and the small verandah upstairs in the main building was found insufficient. Members of the household would gather every day at the fixed time with some sense of expectancy and start chatting in low tones. Sri Aurobindo used to come last and it was after his coming that the session would really commence.
   He came dressed as usual in dhoti, part of which was used by him to cover the upper part of his body. Very rarely he came out with chaddar or shawl and then it was "in deference to the climate" as he sometimes put it. At times for minutes he would be gazing at the sky from a small opening at the top of the grass-curtains that covered the verandah upstairs in No. 9, Rue de la Marine. How much were these sittings dependent on him may be gathered from the fact that there were days when more than three-fourths of the time passed in complete silence without any outer suggestion from him, or there was only an abrupt "Yes" or "No" to all attempts at drawing him out in conversation. And even when he participated in the talk one always felt that his voice was that of one who does not let his whole being flow into his words; there was a reserve and what was left unsaid was perhaps more than what was spoken. What was spoken was what he felt necessary to speak.
   Very often some news-item in the daily newspaper, town-gossip, or some interesting letter received either by him or by a disciple, or a question from one of the gathering, occasionally some remark or query from himself would set the ball rolling for the talk. The whole thing was so informal that one could never predict the turn the conversation would take. The whole house therefore was in a mood to enjoy the freshness and the delight of meeting the unexpected. There were peals of laughter and light talk, jokes and criticism which might be called personal, there was seriousness and earnestness in abundance.
   These sittings, in fact, furnished Sri Aurobindo with an occasion to admit and feel the outer atmosphere and that of the group living with him. It brought to him the much-needed direct contact of the mental and vital make-up of the disciples, enabling him to act on the atmosphere in general and on the individual in particular. He could thus help to remould their mental make-up by removing the limitations of their minds and opinions, and correct temperamental tendencies and formations. Thus, these sittings contributed at least partly to the creation of an atmosphere amenable to the working of the Higher Consciousness. Far more important than the actual talk and its content was the personal contact, the influence of the Master, and the divine atmosphere he emanated; for through his outer personality it was the Divine Consciousness that he allowed to act. All along behind the outer manifestation that appeared human, there was the influence and presence of the Divine.
   From 1918 to 1922, we gathered at No. 41, Rue Franois Martin, called the Guest house, upstairs, on a broad verandah into which four rooms opened and whose main piece of furniture was a small table 3' x 1' covered with a blue cotton cloth. That is where Sri Aurobindo used to sit in a hard wooden chair behind the table with a few chairs in front for the visitors or for the disciples.
   From 1922 to 1926, No. 9, Rue de la Marine, where he and the Mother had shifted, was the place where the sittings were held. There, also upstairs, was a less broad verandah than at the Guest house, a little bigger table in front of the central door out of three, and a broad Japanese chair, the table covered with a better cloth than the one in the Guest house, a small flower vase, an ash-tray, a block calendar indicating the date and an ordinary time-piece, and a number of chairs in front in a line. The evening sittings used to be after meditation at 4 or 4.30 p.m. After 24 November 1926, the sittings began to get later and later, till the limit of 1 o'clock at night was reached. Then the curtain fell. Sri Aurobindo retired completely after December 1926, and the evening sittings came to a close.
   On 8 February 1927, Sri Aurobindo and the Mother moved to No. 28, Rue Franois Martin, a house on the north-east of the same block as No. 9, Rue de la Marine.
   Then, on 23 November 1938, I got up at 2 o'clock to prepare hot water for the Mother's early bath because the 24th was Darshan day. Between 2.20 and 2.30 the Mother rang the bell. I ran up the staircase to be told about an accident that had happened to Sri Aurobindo's thigh and to be asked to fetch the doctor. This accident brought about a change in his complete retirement, and rendered him available to those who had to attend on him. This opened out a long period of 12 years during which his retirement was modified owing to circumstances, inner and outer, that made it possible for him to have direct physical contacts with the world outside.

0.03 - Letters to My little smile, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  At 9:30 I went to Y's house to get some work for
  Z, then sat down again to work until 11:30. Then I

0.03 - The Threefold Life, #The Synthesis Of Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  For man, the head of terrestrial Nature, the sole earthly frame in which her full evolution is possible, is a triple birth. He has been given a living frame in which the body is the vessel and life the dynamic means of a divine manifestation. His activity is centred in a progressive mind which aims at perfecting itself as well as the house in which it dwells and the means of life that it uses, and is capable of awaking by a progressive self-realisation to its own true nature as a form of the Spirit. He culminates in what he always really was, the illumined and beatific spirit which is intended at last to irradiate life and mind with its now concealed splendours.
  Since this is the plan of the divine Energy in humanity, the whole method and aim of our existence must work by the interaction of these three elements in the being. As a result of their separate formulation in Nature, man has open to him a choice between three kinds of life, the ordinary material existence, a life of mental activity and progress and the unchanging spiritual beatitude. But he can, as he progresses, combine these three forms, resolve their discords into a harmonious rhythm and so create in himself the whole godhead, the perfect Man.

0.05 - Letters to a Child, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  not the master of the house.

0.06 - INTRODUCTION, #Dark Night of the Soul, #Saint John of the Cross, #Christianity
  Chapter xxiv glosses the last line of the second stanza'my house being now
  at rest.' Both the higher and the lower 'portions of the soul' are now tranquillized

0.07 - DARK NIGHT OF THE SOUL, #Dark Night of the Soul, #Saint John of the Cross, #Christianity
  I went forth without being observed, My house being now at rest.
  2. In darkness and secure, By the secret ladder, disguisedoh, happy chance!
  In darkness and in concealment, My house being now at rest.
  3. In the happy night, In secret, when none saw me,
  I went forth without being observed, My house being now at rest.
  2. And this going forth it says here that it was able to accomplish in the strength and ardour which love for its Spouse gave to it for that purpose in the dark contemplation aforementioned. Herein it extols the great happiness which it found in journeying to God through this night with such signal success that none of the three enemies, which are world, devil and flesh (who are they that ever impede this road), could hinder it; inasmuch as the aforementioned night of purgative20 contemplation lulled to sleep and mortified, in the house of its sensuality, all the passions and desires with respect to their mischievous desires and motions. The line, then, says:
  On a dark night

0.09 - Letters to a Young Teacher, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  Our house has a very high tower; at the very top of this tower
  there is a bright and bare room, the last before we emerge into
  even in the material house.
  This is what I call thinking with ideas.

01.01 - The Symbol Dawn, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Her house of Nature felt an unseen sway,
  Illumined swiftly were life's darkened rooms,

01.02 - The Issue, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Since her orbed sight in its breath-fastened house,
  Opening in sympathy with happier stars

01.03 - The Yoga of the King - The Yoga of the Souls Release, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  A builder of the Immortal's secret house,
  An aspirant to supernal Timelessness:
  He owned the house of undivided Time.
  Lifting the heavy curtain of the flesh
  Idea, seeking a house in boundlessness,
  Weary of its homeless immortality,
  Entered the invisible and forbidden house:
  The treasure was found of a supernal Day.

01.04 - The Secret Knowledge, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Of one who steps unseen into his house.
  A Voice ill-heard shall speak, the soul obey,
  Even in his mortal session in body's house,
  An aimless traveller between birth and death,
  The Immanent lives in man as in his house;
  He has made the universe his pastime's field,
  And enshrine the Immortal in his glory's house
  And make the finite one with Infinity.

01.05 - The Yoga of the King - The Yoga of the Spirits Freedom and Greatness, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  This was a forefront of God's thousandfold house,
  Beginnings of the half-screened Invisible.

01.08 - A Theory of Yoga, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   The recent science of Psycho-analysis has brought to light certain hidden springs and undercurrents of the mind; it has familiarised us with a mode of viewing the entire psychical life of man which will be fruitful for our present enquiry. Mind, it has been found, is a house divided, against itself, that is to say it is an arena where different and divergent forces continually battle against one another. There must be, however, at the same time, some sort of a resolution of these forces, some equation that holds them in balance, otherwise the mind the human being itselfwould cease to exist as an entity. What is the mechanism of this balance of power in the human mind? In order to ascertain that we must first of all know the fundamental nature of the struggle and also the character of the more elemental forces that are engaged in it.
   There are some primary desires that seek satisfaction in man. They are the vital urges of life, the most prominent among them being the instinct of self-preservation and that of self-reproduction or the desire to preserve one's body by defensive as well as by offensive means and the desire to multiply oneself by mating. These are the two biological necessities that are inevitable to man's existence as a physical being. They give the minimum conditions required to be fulfilled by man in order that he may live and hence they are the strongest and the most fundamental elements that enter into his structure and composition.

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 altogether 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.
   This spiritual march or progress can also be described as a growing into the likeness of the Lord. His true self, his own image is implanted within us; he is there in the profoundest depth of our being as Jesus, our beloved and our soul rests in him in utmost bliss. We are aware neither of Jesus nor of his spouse, our soul, because of the obsession of the flesh, the turmoil raised by the senses, the blindness of pride and egoism. All that constitutes the first or old Adam, the image of Nought, the body of death which means at bottom the "false misruled love in to thyself." This self-love is the mother of sin, is sin itself. What it has to be replaced by is charity that is the true meaning of Christian charity, forgetfulness of self. "What is sin but a wanting and a forbearing of God." And the whole task, the discipline consists in "the shaping of Christ in you, the casting of sin through Christ." Who then is Christ, what is he? This knowledge you get as you advance from your sense-bound perception towards the inner and inmost seeing. As your outer nature gets purified, you approach gradually your soul, the scales fall off from your eyes too and you have the knowledge and "ghostly vision." Here too there are three degrees; first, you start with faith the senses can do nothing better than have faith; next, you rise to imagination which gives a sort of indirect touch or inkling of the truth; finally, you have the "understanding", the direct vision. "If he first trow it, he shall afterwards through grace feel it, and finally understand it."
   If you are told you are still full of sins and you are not worthy to follow the path, that you must go and work out your sins first, here is your answer: "Go shrive thee better: trow not this saying, for it is false, for thou art shriven. Trust securely that thou art on the way, and thee needeth no ransacking of shrift for that that is passed, hold forth thy way and think on Jerusalem." That is to say, do not be too busy with the difficulties of the moment, but look ahead, as far as possible, fix your attention upon the goal, the intermediate steps will become easy. Jerusalem is another name of the Love of Jesus or the Bliss in Heaven. Grow in this love, your sins will fade away of themselves. "Though thou be thrust in an house with thy body, nevertheless in thine heart, where the stead of love is, thou shouldst be able to have part of that love... " What exquisite utterance, what a deep truth!
   Indeed, there are one or two points, notes for the guidance of the aspirant, which I would like to mention here for their striking appositeness and simple "soothfastness." First of all with regard to the restless enthusiasm and eagerness of a novice, here is the advice given: "The fervour is so mickle in outward showing, is not only for mickleness of love that they have; but it is for littleness and weakness of their souls, that they may not bear a little touching of God.. afterward when love hath boiled out all the uncleanliness, then is the love clear and standeth still, and then is both the body and the soul mickle more in peace, and yet hath the self soul mickle more love than it had before, though it shew less outward." And again: "without any fervour outward shewed, and the less it thinketh that it loveth or seeth God, the nearer it nigheth" ('it' naturally refers to the soul). The statement is beautifully self-luminous, no explanation is required. Another hurdle that an aspirant has to face often in the passage through the Dark Night is that you are left all alone, that you are deserted by your God, that the Grace no longer favours you. Here is however the truth of the matter; "when I fall down to my frailty, then Grace withdraweth: for my falling is cause there-of, and not his fleeing." In fact, the Grace never withdraws, it is we who withdraw and think otherwise. One more difficulty that troubles the beginner especially is with regard to the false light. The being of darkness comes in the form of the angel of light, imitates the tone of the still small voice; how to recognise, how to distinguish the two? The false light, the "feigned sun" is always found "atwixt two black rainy clouds" : they are "highing" of oneself and "lowing" of others. When you feel flattered and elated, beware it is the siren voice tempting you. The true light brings you soothing peace and meekness: the other light brings always a trail of darknessf you are soothfast and sincere you will discover it if not near you, somewhere at a distance lurking.

0.10 - Letters to a Young Captain, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  They had a family Kali in their house, they actually did take
  her and throw her into the Ganges because they were displeased

0 1954-08-25 - what is this personality? and when will she come?, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   But the vibrations of divine Bliss and those of pleasure cannot cohabit in the same vital and physical house. We must therefore TOTALLY renounce all feelings of pleasure to be ready to receive the divine Ananda. But rare are those who can renounce pleasure without thereby renouncing all active participation in life or sinking into a stern asceticism. And among those who realize that the transformation is to be wrought in active life, some pretend that pleasure is a form of Ananda gone more or less astray and legitimize their search for self-satisfaction, thereby creating a virtually insuperable obstacle to their own transformation.
   Now, if there is anything else you wish to ask me Anyone may ask, anyoneanyone who has something to saynot just the students.

0 1958-07-06, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   For the last, for money, he told me, I still dont know exactly what it depends on. Then one day I entered into trance with this idea in mind, and after a certain journey I came to a place like a subterranean grotto (which means that it is in the subconscient, or perhaps even in the inconscient) which was the source, the place and the power over money. I was about to enter into this grotto (a kind of inner cave) when I saw, coiled and upright, an immense serpent, like an all black python, formidable, as big as a seven-story house, who said, You cannot pass!Why not? Let me pass!Myself, I would let you pass, but if I did, they would immediately destroy me.Who, then, is this they?They are the asuric4 powers who rule over money. They have put me here to guard the entrance, precisely so that you may not enter.And what is it that would give one the power to enter? Then he told me something like this: I heard (that is, he himself had no special knowledge, but it was something he had heard from his masters, those who ruled over him), I heard that he who will have a total power over the human sexual impulses (not merely in himself, but a universal power that is, a power enabling him to control this everywhere, among all men) will have the right to enter. In other words, these forces would not be able to prevent him from entering.
   A personal realization is very easy, it is nothing at all; a personal realization is one thing, but the power to control it among all men that is, to control or master such movements at will, everywhereis quite another. I dont believe that this condition has been fulfilled. If what the serpent said is true and if this is really what will vanquish these hostile forces that rule over money, well then, it has not been fulfilled.

0 1959-04-13, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   A French publishing house that had asked for a book on Sri Aurobindo to be included in their collection, 'Spiritual Masters.'

0 1959-05-28, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   I did not utter the words that you heard I wanted to speak to you of my experience during the night, but I was paralyzed because I clearly felt that you no longer understood me. As soon as I received your letter, I concentrated on you in an effort to help you, and when night fell, just at the hour I enter into contact with X, I called for his helpwhereupon he sent me this little Kali whom he had already sent once before. So I went to your house, I took you in my arms and pressed you tightly to my heart to keep you as sheltered as possible from blows, and I let Kali do her warrior dance against this titan who is always trying to possess you, creating this rebelliousness in you. She must have at least partially succeeded in her work, because very early in the morning the titan went away somewhat discomfited, but while leaving, he flung this at me as he went by: You will regret it, for you would have had less trouble if he had left. I flung his suggestion back in his face with a laugh and told him, Take that, along with all the rest of your ugly person! I have no need of it! And the atmosphere cleared up.
   I wanted to tell you all this, but I couldnt because you were still far away from me and it would have seemed like boasting. Also the misunderstanding created by the distance made you hear other words than those I uttered.

0 1959-06-03, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   Excuse my handwriting. I am writing to you lying on the floor of the dharamshala2 near Xs house, for the hut meant for me is not yet ready.
   Suddenly, last evening, X went furiously on the warpath against the Indian Congress3 and with an irrefutable tone, like someone who knows, began making very interesting predictions.

0 1959-10-15, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   7) X wants to send me back to Pondicherry this Sunday (Sunday the 18th, arriving Monday the 19th morning). He says it is useless for me now to remain here any longer since his house is not ready and he can do nothing. But, he said, I will have you come to my house for 3 months and I shall give you a training by which you can know Past, Present and Future, and have the same qualifications as me!
   8) He gave me certain methods to follow, about which I shall speak to you in person.

0 1960-04-20, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   I was pained and shocked upon reaching Xs place to see him in such a horrible housea train station in miniature (and not as nice) with little pastries in garish yellow cement. Cement everywhere they even cemented the patio and uprooted the beautiful tree that was there. O Mother, its vandalism, its barbaric! You cannot imagine! Really, M has committed a terrible sin.
   To compensate for that, however, I had the joy of finding your two letters. Yes, for some time I have been feeling your physical Presence more clearly. But then, why am I so blocked, where is the flaw? It constantly feels as though I am living at the outskirts of myself, or more precisely in a miniscule region of myself, and Im unable to be conscious of the resta perpetual amnesic. It is unpleasant and quite stupid. What is it that will explode this shell?

0 1960-07-26 - Mothers vision - looking up words in the subconscient, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   I came out of the concentration at 4:10quite late. For I was VERY busy! I was in some sort of small house similar to my room, but it was at the top of a tower, for you could see the landscape from above. It was similar to my room here, with large windows. And I was much taller than I actually am, for there was a ledge below each window (there was a cupboard below each window, as in my room), and this ledge came quite low on me; in my room, it comes up to my chest, whereas it was much lower in my vision. And from there oh, what beautiful landscapes! It was surrounded by such lovely countryside! There was a flowing river, woods, sunlightoh, it was really lovely! And I was very busy looking up words in the dictionary!
   I had taken out a dictionary. There, its this one, I said. Someone was next to me, but this someone is always symbolic: each activity takes on a special form which may resemble someone or other. (The people around me for the work here are like families in those worlds there; they are types, that iseach person represents a typeso then I know that Im in contact with all the people of this same type. If they were conscious, they would know that I was there telling them something in particular. But its not a person, its a type and not a type of character, but a type of activity and relationship with me.)

0 1960-08-20, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   The architect who had already built 'Golconde,' the Ashram guest house.
   An American filmmaker.

0 1960-09-20, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   He saw me the next day for half an hour. I sat downit was on the verandah of the Guest house, I was sitting there on the verandah. There was a table in front of him, and Richard was on the other side facing him. They began talking. Myself, I was seated at his feet, very small, with the table just in front of meit came to my forehead, which gave me a little protection I didnt say anything, I didnt think anything, try anything, want anything I merely sat near him. When I stood up half an hour later, he had put silence in my head, thats all, without my even having asked himperhaps even without his trying.
   Oh, I had tried for years I had tried to catch silence in my head I never succeeded. I could detach myself from it, but it would keep on turning But at that moment, all the mental constructions, all the mental, speculative structures none of it remaineda big hole.

0 1960-10-22, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   (Pavitra shows Mother a photograph of the house in which She lived in Paris, rue du Val de Grce)
   Well, well! The house on Val de Grce! It looks inhabited, the windows have curtains in them. I lived therea small house, really very small, with a bedroom upstairs.
   Here, this is the kitchen; here is the living room, this is the studio. And then behind the kitchen there was a small room that I used as the dining room, and it opened onto a courtyard. Between the dining room and the kitchen there was a bathroom and a small hallway. The kitchen is here; you went up three steps and then there was this small hallway with the stairs leading up to the bedroom. Next to the bedroom was a bathroom about as big as a thimble.
   It is part of a huge house. Theres a seven-story apartment building on each side, and the street is here.
   It wasnt very big. The studio was rather largea beautiful room Thats where I received Madame David-Neelwe saw each other nearly every evening.
   Its funny I dont know why, but a short while ago this house on Val de Grce suddenly came to me (to Pavitra) When did this photograph come?
   Suddenly the house had come into the atmosphere. Well, well, I said to myself; someone is thinking about that house.

0 1960-10-25, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   S has a nephew in Bombay, and one day towards the end of August or beginning September, he told me an extraordinary story about this nephew, who had disappeared (he showed me his photographhe looks rather like a medium). He returned home two days later, I believe. Hed been found in a train in a hypnotic state; fortunately someone shook him and he suddenly woke up: Why am I here? What am I doing here? (He had no intention of travelling, you see; he had simply left his house to visit a neighbor in Bombay.) So he returned home without knowing what had happened to him. And he was quite bizarre, really rather off.
   A few days later, this nephew had to go somewhere, I dont know where; he went down to the railway station and didnt return. Impossible to find out what had happened to him, he was nowhere to be found. Several days had passed when the family decided to send me his photograph and to tell me the story, adding that it was surely a sequel to the previous occurrence (there must be some people doing hypnotism), and then they asked me where he was and what had become of him.
   On his way to the grandmo thers house, he passed by the station and went in to drink something. While drinking, two persons who were there started playing with some balls in front of him. He WATCHED. But suddenly, he felt very uneasy; he wanted to leave and ran towards an exit that opened onto the tracksit was closed and he could not get out. And these two people were just behind him; suddenly he lost consciousness: I dont know what happened to me after that.
   He woke up in a railway station somewhere between Bombay and Poona, and he began telling them that he was hungry (he was with those same two persons). They punched him in the stomach and put a handkerchief over his nosehe again passed out! At Poona, he woke up again (hed lost his appetite by then!), and again they put the handkerchief over his nose. And it went on like thatthey kept on punching him a lot. When he woke up in the country on the outskirts of Poona, four men were around him arguing in a language he didnt know (his language is Gujarati). They were probably speaking in some other language, I dont know which oneit seems they were very dark. He didnt understand, but from various signs they made he could see that they were arguing about whether to kill him or not. Finally, they told him (probably in a language he could understand), Either you join our gang, or well kill you. He grunted in reply so as not to commit himself. The others decided to wait for their chief (thus the chief wasnt there): Well decide after he comes. Then just to make sure, they punched him a few more times in the belly and put the handkerchief over his noseout!
   Sometime later (he doesnt know how long, for until he returned he had no sense of time), he woke up in a rather dark, low-roofed house way out in the country; there were five persons now, not four. They were busy eating, so he was careful not to budge. Mainly they were drinking (they have prohibition there). Four of them were already dead drunk. So he got up to have a look. The fifth one, whom he hadnt seen before (he must have been the chief), was not yet totally drunk; when he saw the boy stirring, he let out a fearful growlso the poor boy threw himself flat in the corner and lay stillhe waited. After awhile, the fifth one (after downing another bottle) was also dead drunk. So now that he saw them all fast asleep, he got up very cautiously and he said he ran for an hour and a half! A boy pummelled as he had been, who hadnt eaten for four days! I think thats a miracle.
   After running for an hour and a half, he found himself back at the Poona station, he doesnt know how. He caught a train back to Bombay, scarcely knowing how he managed it.

0 1960-11-12, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   Certainly, we CAN be heard. So far I never said anything. It even surprised me, for I had never paid it any attention, I was quite away from all that: its raining?so what, its raining, it happens. Its not raining?so what, its not raining, its the same thing. And then gradually people started mentioning that should it continue, they wouldnt be able to do their exercises, and they wouldnt be ready for December 2.1 Then I started receiving desperate lettersone person even told me he was doing his puja underwater! So I answered by saying, Take it as the Lords blessing but Im not sure he appreciated it! And then I learned that 200 houses [in the Ashram]200!are leaking. Naturally, each one is in a great hurryits terribly urgent! So perhaps I shall file a complaint and ask them what they mean by this!
   Actually, if communications are interrupted, it can be troublesome Let us see.
   I listen, I answer. Its not satisfactory! I told them. But theyve kept to their idea, they like it. When that first storm came some time back (you remember, with those terrible bolts of lightning and that asuric being P.K. saw and sketched): Dont you want us to destroy something? I got angry. But it was This influence was so close and acute that it gave you goose bumps! The whole time the storm lasted, I had to hold on tight in my bed, like this (Mother closes her fists tight as in a trance or deep concentration), and I didnt movedidnt movelike a a rock during the entire storm, until he consented to go a bit further away. Then I moved. And even now, it comesfrom others (theres not just one, you see, there are many): How about a good flood? A roof collapsed the other day with someone underneath, but he was able to escape. So roofs are collapsing, houses Arouse public sympathy, we must help the Ashram! Its no good, I said. But maybe thats whats responsible for this interminable rain. And they offer so many other things oh, what they parade past me! You could write books on all this!
   But generally and this is something Theon had told me (Theon was very qualified on the subject of hostile forces and the workings of all that resists the divine influence, and he was a great fighteras you might imagine! He himself was an incarnation of an asura, so he knew how to tackle these things!); he was always saying, If you make a VERY SMALL concession or suffer a minor defeat, it gives you the right to a very great victory. Its a very good trick. And I have observed, in practice, that for all things, even for the very little things of everyday life, its trueif you yield on one point (if, even though you see what should be, you yield on a very secondary and unimportant point), it immediately gives you the power to impose your will for something much more important. I mentioned this to Sri Aurobindo and he said that it was true. It is true in the world as it is today, but its not what we want; we want it to change, really change.

0 1960-12-31, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   I was in my home, somewherea world whose light is like a sun (golden with scarlet reflections); it was very beautiful. It was in a town, and my house was in that town. I wanted to take to someone some not presents, but things he needed. So I got everything together, prepared it all, and then loaded my arms with all the packages (I had taken my own time to arrange everything nicely), and I went out when the whole town was completely deserted there was not a soul on the streets. A complete solitude. And such a sense of well-being, of light and force! Yes, really a kind of felicity, for no reason. And instead of weighing me down, it seemed as if my packages were pulling me! They pulled me on in such a way that each step was a joy, like a dance.
   This lasted the whole time I was crossing the town. Then I came to a border, right at the beginning of another part where I was to take my packages; there, just a little below me, I saw a house under construction the house belonging to the person to whom I had to deliver these presents (the symbolism in all this, of course, is quite clear).
   As I approached the house, but still from some distance, I suddenly saw some men busy at work. Then instantly instantly this road which was so vast, sunlit and smoothso smooth to the feet oh, it became the top level of a scaffolding. And what is more, this scaffolding was not very well made, and the closer I came the more complicated it gotthere were planks jutting out, beams off balance. In short, you had to watch every single step to keep from breaking your neck. I began getting annoyed. Moreover, my packages were heavy. They were heavy and they so saddled my arms that I was unable to hold onto anything and had constantly to do a balancing act. Then I began thinking, My God, how complicated this world is! And just at that moment, I saw a young person coming along, like a young girl dressed in European clothes, with a hat on her head all black! This young person had white skin, but her clothes were black, and she wore black shoes on her small white feet. She was dressed all in blackblack, all in black. Like complete unconsciousness. She also came carrying packages (many more than me), and she came hopping along the whole length of the scaffolding, putting her feet just anywhere! My God, I said to myself, shes going to break her neck!But not at all! She was totally unconscious; she wasnt even aware that it was dangerous or complicateda total unconsciousness. But her unconsciousness is what allowed her to go on like that! I watched it all. Well, sometimes its good to be unconscious! Then she disappeared; she had only come to give me a demonstration (she neither saw me nor looked at me). And looking down at the workers, I saw that everything was getting more and more complicated, more and more, more and more and there wasnt even any ladder by which to get down. In other words, it was getting unbearable. Then something in me rebelled: Ah, no! Ive had enough of all thisits too stupid!
   And IMMEDIATELY, I found myself down below, relieved of my packages. And everything was perfectly simple. (I had even brought the packages along without realizing it.) All, all was in order, very neat, very luminous, very simplesimply because I had said, Ah, no! Ive had enough of this business! Why all these stupid complications!5
   There have been similar stories in dreams with X. I saw him when he was very young (his education, the ideas he had, how he was trained). And the same thing happened. I was with him but Ill tell you that another time6 And then at the end, Id had enough and I said, Oh, no! Its too ridiculous! and with that I left the house. At the door was a little squirrel sitting on his haunches making friendly little gestures towards me. Oh! I said, heres someone who understands better!
   But later I observed, I saw that this had helped drain him of all the weight of his past education. Very interesting Night after night, night after night, night after nightplenty of things! You could write novels about it all.
   'It was his house, and it was rather complicated to enter. I was saying a mantra or japa when X came along; he had a ... a terribly reproachful air! Then he smelled my hands: 'It's a bad habit to wear perfume. (Mother laughs) You cannot live a spiritual life when you wear perfume.' then I looked at him and thought, 'My God, does he have to be so backward!' But it annoyed me, so I said, 'Very well, I'm going.' When I got near the door, he started saying, 'Is it true you have been married several times, and that you've been divorced?' Then a kind of anger entered me (laughing) and I told him, 'No, not just once, but twice!' Thereupon, I left. All the old ideas...
   After that was when I saw the little squirrel.'

0 1961-01-22, #Agenda Vol 02, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   At last I found myself in a big place down below where there was a row of houses, all kinds of things, and it was absolutely essential that I go back upwhen suddenly a somewhat indistinct form (rather dark, unluminous) came to me and said, Oh, dont go there, its very bad, very dangerous! Theyve set it all up in a terrifying way: none can withstand it! You mustnt go there, wait a bit. And if you need something, do come, you know I have everything you need! (Mother laughs) its a little old and dusty but youll manage! Then she led me into a huge room filled with objects piled one on top of another, and in one corner she showed me a bathtubmy child, it was a marvel! A splendid pink marble bathtub! But it was unused, dusty and old. Well just wipe it off, she said, and youll be able to use it! She showed me other areas for washing and dressing, there was everything one could possibly need. You can use it all. Dont go up there! I looked at her closely. She struck me as having a tiny face, it was oddit wasnt a form, it was it was a form and yet it wasnt! As imprecise as that. Then I clasped her in my arms and cried out, Mother, you are nice! (Mother laughs) I knew then that she was material Mother Nature.
   After that I felt quite at ease. The battle was overit was over FOR THE MOMENT, because they werent finished: they continued their uproar on the other side; but I didnt have to go there anymore.

0 1961-01-24, #Agenda Vol 02, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Does a servant come to your house? No one is sick in his family? Because what happens is that they dont want to lose their jobs or their salary, so they dont warn you. They may have smallpox or measles or chickenpox and they dont take the slightest care to wash or change their clothes; they come to your house and of course they bring along the disease. So the number of cases keeps multiplying and multiplying. I have been meaning to tell Pavitra to be careful of that little character who works for himeven ordinarily I dont like to see him running around here. Its strange how it sullies the atmosphereoh, you cant imagine! Almost all of them, almost all!
   Its not at all the same as in the West, in Europe or America, not at all. Basically, the people in those countries are made of the same stuff as we are. But here thats not the case, because for centuries it never changeda Brahmin, for example, always remained a Brahmin, a Kshatria was always a Kshatria and all his servants were Kshatrias. It stayed in the family, in the sense that in each caste the servantsoften poor relativesbe longed to that same caste. From a social standpoint this might not have been too pleasant, but as far as atmosphere was concerned, it was very good. This was changed, however, first by the Muslim invasion, and then especially by the British.

0 1961-02-04, #Agenda Vol 02, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   How many, many experiences there were during those days at Tlemcen! Surely youve heard them. Were you there when I told the story about the big toad? A huge toad, covered with warts. No? The sitting room was upstairs in Theons house (the house was built on a hillside) and it was connected by large open doors to a small terrace that sat almost on top of the hill. I played the piano in this room every day. And one day, what did I see hopping in through the open bay windows but an enormous black toadenormous! He sat down on his backside right in the entrance and puffed up his throat: poff! poff! And for the whole time I played, he stayed there going Poff! poff!, as though in a state of delight! When I finished, I turned around and he gave me one last Poff! and hopped away. It was comical!
   Theon also taught me how to turn aside lightning.
   And do you know how he received me when I arrived there? It was the first time in my life I had traveled alone and the first time I had crossed the Mediterranean. Then there was a fairly long train ride between Oran and Tlemcenanyway, I managed rather well: I got there. He met me at the station and we set off for his place by car (it was rather far away). Finally we reached his estatea wonder! It spread across the hillside overlooking the whole valley of Tlemcen. We arrived from below and had to climb up some wide pathways. I said nothingit was truly an experience from a material standpoint. When we came in sight of the house, he stopped: Thats my house. It was red! Painted red! And he added, When Barley came here, he asked me, Why did you paint your house red? (Barley was a French occultist who put Theon in touch with France and was his first disciple.) There was a mischievous gleam in Theons eyes and he smiled sardonically: I told Barley, Because red goes well with green! With that, I began to understand the gentleman. We continued on our way uphill when suddenly, without warning, he spun around, planted himself in front of me, and said, Now you are at my mercy. Arent you afraid? Just like that. So I looked at him, smiled and replied, Im never afraid. I have the Divine here. (Mother touches her heart.)
   Well, he really went pale.

0 1961-02-25, #Agenda Vol 02, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   One of the Ashram houses.
   The physical disorder that had principally attacked Mother's legs.

0 1961-03-04, #Agenda Vol 02, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   What shocked me was. You know I rarely leave my house, but each time I would come to the Ashram for darshan or to see you, always, as if by chance, I would find J. off in a corner with some European visitor. The repetition of this coincidence made me wonder, Whats he doing so systematically with ALL the European visitors?! And it shocked me to imagine myself in their place: just suppose, I said to myself, you are coming to the Ashram for the first time, very open, in search of a great truth, and you stumble upon this man who tells you: Sri Aurobindo = World Union. Well, my first reaction would be, Im leaving, Im not interested!
   It serves as a test, my child, a very good test! There are many things like that.

0 1961-04-12, #Agenda Vol 02, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   The other story dates farther back. I was living in another house (we had the whole fifth floor), and once a week I used to hold meetings there with people interested in occultism they came to have me demonstrate or tell them about occult practices. There was a Swedish artist, a French lady and a young French boy, a student and a poet. His parents were decent country people who bled themselves white to pay for his life in Paris. This boy was very intelligent and a true artist, but he was depraved. (We knew about it, but it was his private life and none of our business.) One evening, when four or five of us were to meet, this boy didnt turn up, although he had said he would. We had our meeting anyway and didnt think much about itwe thought he must have been busy elsewhere. Around midnight, when the people were leaving, I open the door. A big black cat was sitting in the doorway and, in a single bound, it jumps on me, just like that, all curled up in a ball. So I calm it down, I look at itAh, the eyes! They were this boys eyes. (I no longer recall his name.) Right away (at the time we were all involved in occultism), we knew something had happened; he had been unable to come and the cat had incarnated his vital force.
   The next day, all the newspapers were full of a vile murder: a pimp had murdered this boyit was disgusting! Something utterly vile. And it had happened at the very moment he should have come the concierge had seen him going into the house with this pimp. What happened? Was it just for money or for something elsevice? Or what?
   But both times, the incarnation was so (how to put it?) powerful that the eyes changed; the eyes of the cat changed completely into the eyes of the dead person. Unmistakable. Both came to me and both times there was the same movement, the same kind of feline howlyou know how they sound.
   Because later on he would go roaming about; he had become terribly strong and would prowl around everywhere. At that time I was living in the Library house, and he would go off as far as the Ashram street (the Ashram didnt belong to us yet, the house was owned by all kinds of people), but when I would go out on the terrace across from Champaklals kitchen and call, Big boy! Big Boy! although he couldnt hear it, he could sense it, and he would come back galloping, galloping. He always came back, unfailingly. The day he didnt come back, I got worried; the servant went looking for himand found him moaning, vomiting, poisoned. He brought him to me. Oh, really! it was. He was so nice! He wasnt a thief or anythinghe was a wonderful cat. Someone had laid out poison for god knows what cat, and he ate it. I showed him to Sri Aurobindo and said, He has been killed.
   Before that, I lost another one from that kind of typhoid cats get. He was called Browny and he was so beautiful, so nice, such a marvelous cat! Even when utterly sick, he wouldnt make a mess, except in a corner prepared just for that; he would call me to carry him to his box, with such a soft and mournful voice. He was so nice, with something sweeter and more trusting than a child. There is a trust in animals which doesnt exist in humans (even children already have too much of a questioning mind). But with him, there was a kind of worship, an adoration, as soon as I took him in my armsif he could have smiled, he would have. As soon as I held him, he became blissful.
   When I moved here to the Ashram, I said, We cant bring any cats into this house, its quite impossible. This was after Big Boys death, and we had had enough of cats. I gave away the others, but the first one, the mother of the whole line, was old and didnt want to leave, so I felt her behind. She stayed in a house over there, within the Ashram compound. And one dayshe was very old and could no longer move I saw her come dragging in and sit down on that terrace on the other side. (Now you cant see it any more the Service Tree has hidden it completely but in those days you could see it very clearly.) She came and sat down over there where she could watch me until she died. Quietly, without moving, she died watching me.
   All these cat stories! If we had photographs, we could make a pretty little album of cat stories.
   Mind you, I would never have considered having any, but two cats were already there when I came to the house. They were not very interesting cats, but they became the parents of the one I just told you about (those boys who were living with Sri Aurobindo had already had some experience; they knew quite a few things about cats), and that was the origin of all the cats I had here. But people (you know how simplistic they always are!) believed I had some special attachment for cats, so then of course everybody started keeping cats! It was no use my telling them, No, its a particular study were making I wanted to see, to learn certain things, and I learned what I had to but now that I have moved to another house, the cat era is over; the old friends are gone, only the younger generation is left. I gave them all away and said) Thats enough. But its hard to make people understandsome people here have 25 cats! Thats unreasonable! Its not the way to deal with cats. You have to look after them as I did, and then it becomes interesting.
   There was one I know I SAW it: when he died there was already the embryo of a psychic being, ready for a human incarnation. I made them progress like wildfire.

0 1961-04-29, #Agenda Vol 02, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   There are people here who do the same thing. I know some people who had a statue of Kali in their house (it was their family divinity), and all kinds of calamities befell them, so the last generation became furious and took the idol and threw it into the Ganges. They are not the only onesthere have been several cases like that. And to cap it all, one of them even asked my permission before doing it!
   Creating a god in the image of man gives you the possibility of treating it as you would treat a human enemy.
   Someone made a large painting of Sri Aurobindo and myself, and they brought it here to show me. I said, Oh, its dreadful! It was to the physical eye it was really dreadful. Its dreadful, I said, we cant keep it. Then immediately someone asked me for it, saying, Im going to put it up in my house and do my puja before it. Ah! I couldnt help saying, But how could you put up a thing like that! (It wasnt so much ugly as frightfully banal.) How can you do puja before something so commonplace and empty! This person replied, Oh, to me its not empty! It contains all the presence and all the force, and I shall worship it as that: the Presence and the Force.
   All this is based on the old idea that whatever the imagewhich we disdainfully call an idolwhatever the external form of the deity may be, the presence of the thing represented is always there. And there is always someonewhe ther priest or initiate, sadhu or sannyasisomeone who has the power and (usually this is the priests work) who draws the Force and the Presence down into it. And its true, its quite real the Force and the Presence are THERE; and this (not the form in wood or stone or metal) is what is worshipped: this Presence.
   At the age of eighteen, I remember having such an intense need in me to KNOW. Because I was having experiences I had all kinds of experiences but my surroundings offered me no chance to receive an intellectual knowledge which would have given me the meaning of it all: I couldnt even speak of them. I was having experience after experience. For years, I had experiences during the night (but I was very careful never to speak about them!)memories from past lives, all sorts of things, but without any base of intellectual knowledge. (Of course, the advantage of this was that my experiences were not mentally contrived; they were entirely spontaneous.) But I had such a NEED in me to know! I remember living in a house (one of these houses with a lot of apartments), and in the apartment next door were some young Catholics whose faith was very they were very convinced. And seeing all that, I remember saying to myself one day while brushing my hair, These people are lucky to be born into a religion and believe unquestioningly! Its so easy! You have nothing to do but believehow simple that makes it. I was feeling like this, and then when I realized what I was thinking (laughing), well, I gave myself a good scolding: Lazybones!
   To know, know, KNOW! You see, I knew nothing, really, nothing but the things of ordinary life: external knowledge. I had learned everything I had been given to learn. I not only learned what I was taught but also what my brother was taughthigher mathematics and all that! I learned and I learned and I learned and it was NOTHING. None of it explained anything to menothing. I couldnt understand a thing!

0 1961-06-24, #Agenda Vol 02, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   But there are all sorts of cases. Take N.D., for example, a man who lived his whole life with the idea of serving Sri Aurobindohe died clasping my photo to his breast. This was a consecrated man, very conscious, with an unfailing dedication, and all the parts of his being well organized around the psychic.6 The day he was going to leave his body little M. was meditating next to the Samadhi when suddenly she had a vision: she saw all the flowers of the tree next to the Samadhi (those yellow flowers I have called Service) gathering themselves together to form a big bouquet, and rising, rising straight up. And in her vision these flowers were linked with the image of N.D. She ran quickly to their house andhe was dead.
   I only knew about this vision later, but on my side, when he left, I saw his whole being gathered together, well united, thoroughly homogenous, in a great aspiration, and rising, rising without dispersing, without deviating, straight up to the frontier of what Sri Aurobindo has called the higher hemisphere, there where Sri Aurobindo in his supramental action presides over earth. And he melted into that light.
   But people are so ignorant! They make such a fuss over death, as if it were the endthis word death is so absurd! I see it as simply passing from one house into another or from one room to another; you take one simple step, you cross the threshold, and there you are on the other side and then you come back.
   Have I told you about the experience I had the day I suddenly found myself in Sri Aurobindos home in the subtle physical?7Well, its as if I took a step and entered a far more concrete world than the physicalmore concrete because things contain more truth. I spent a good while there with Sri Aurobindo and then, when it was over, I took another step and I found myself back here slightly dumbfounded. It took me quite some time to regain my bearings here, because it was this world that seemed unreal to me, not the other.
   But its simply thatyou take a step, and you enter another room. And when you live in your soul there is a continuity, because the soul remembers, it keeps the whole memory; it remembers all occurrences, even outer occurrences, all the outer movements it has been associated with. So its a continuous, uninterrupted movement, here and there, from one room to another, from one house to another, from one life to another.
   People are so ignorant! Thats what irritates those who have passed to the other sidepeople dont understand, they shoo them away: What does he want? Why does he bother me? Hes DEAD!

0 1961-08-05, #Agenda Vol 02, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Then comes what Theon called the nervous sub-level, which lies between this subtle physical and the vital. And it acts as a protection: if it is stable, harmonious and strong, it protects youit protects you even physicallyfrom contagious diseases, for instance, and even from accidents. I experienced it when I was living at Val-de-Grce. It was the year I resolved to attain union with the psychic being and I was concentrated on this from morning to night and night to morning. Every day I spent some time in the Luxembourg Gardens. They were right near the house, but to get there I had to go all the way down Rue du Val-de-Grce and cross Boulevard Saint Michel, where there were streetcars, automobiles, buses the whole circus. I would remain in my concentration the whole time, and once, while crossing the boulevard, I felt a shock about this far from my body [slightly more than arms length], so spontaneously I jumped backjust enough for the streetcar to pass by. I hadnt heard anything; I was totally absorbed, and without that warning I would surely have been run over; instead, I jumped back just in time, and the streetcar sped by. I understood then that this nervous sheath was something entirely concrete, because what I had felt was not an idea of danger but a shocka material SHOCK.
   So its true that as long as this envelope is strong and undamaged, you are protected. But for instance, if you are over-tired or worried or flusteredanything that brings disorder into the atmosphere seems to make holes in this envelope, and all kinds of things can enter.
   I remember once (I must have been ten or twelve years old at the time), there was a luncheon at my parents house for a dozen or so people, all decked out in their Sunday bestthey were family but all the same it was a luncheon and there was a certain protocol; in short, one had to behave properly. I was at one end of the table next to a first-cousin of mine who later became director of the Louvre for a while (he had an artistic intelligence, a rather capable young man). So there we were, and I remember I was observing something rather interesting in his atmosphere (mind you, although the faculties were already there, I knew nothing about occult things; if someone had spoken to me of auras and all that. I knew nothing). I was observing a kind of sensation I had felt in his atmosphere and then, just as I was putting the fork into my mouth, I took off! What a scolding I got! I was told that if I didnt know how to behave, I shouldnt come to the table! (Mother goes into peals of laughter)
   It was during this period that I used to go out of my body every night and do the work Ive spoken of in Prayers and Meditations (I only mentioned it in passing).8 Every night at the same hour, when the whole house was very quiet, I would go out of my body and have all kinds of experiences. And then my body gradually became a sleepwalker (that is, the consciousness of the form became more and more conscious, while the link remained very solidly established). I got into the habit of getting up but not like an ordinary sleepwalker: I would get up, open my desk, take out a piece of paper and write poems. Yes, poems I, who had nothing of the poet in me! I would jot things down, then very consciously put everything back into the drawer, lock everything up again very carefully and go back to bed. One night, for some reason or other, I forgot and left it open. My mother came in (in France the windows are covered with heavy curtains and in the morning my mother would come in and violently throw open the curtains, waking me up, brrm!, without any warning; but I was used to it and would already be prepared to wake upotherwise it would have been most unpleasant!). Anyway, my mother came in, calling me with unquestionable authority, and then she found the open desk and the piece of paper: Whats that?! She grabbed it. What have you been up to? I dont know what I replied, but she went to the doctor: My daughter has become a sleepwalker! You have to give her a drug.
   It wasnt easy.
   When my grandmo ther died. My grandmo ther had the occult sense. She had made her own fortune (a sizeable fortune) and had had five children, each one more extravagant than the other. She considered me the only sensible person in the family and she shared her secrets with me. You see, she told me, these people are going to squander all my money! She had a sixty year old son (she had married in Egypt at the age of fifteen, and had had this son when she was quite young). You see this boy, he goes out and visits impossible people! And then he starts playing cards and loses all my money! I saw this boy, I was there in the house when he came to her and said very politely, Good-bye, mother, Im going out to so-and-sos house. Ah, please dont waste all my money, and take an overcoatits getting chilly at night. Sixty years old! It was comical. But to return to my story, after my grandmo ther died (I took a lot of care over her), she came to my mother (my mother was with her when she died; they embalmed hershe had gotten it into her head that she wanted to be burned, and since she died at Nice they had to embalm her so she could be burned in Paris). I was in Paris. My mother arrived with the body and told me, Just imagine, Im constantly seeing her! And whats more, she gives me advice! Dont waste your money! she tells me. Well, shes right, one must be careful, I replied. But look here, shes dead! Dead! How can she talk to me! Shes dead, I tell you, and quite dead at that! I said to her, What does it mean, to die?
   It was all very funny.
   But one day when my brother had disobeyed him (Matteo must have been ten or eleven, and I perhaps nine or ten), I came into the dining room and saw my father sitting on a sofa with my brother across his knees; he had pulled down his trousers and was spanking him, I dont know what for. It wasnt a very serious spanking, but still. I came in, drew myself up to my full height and said, Papa, if you ever do that again, I am leaving this house! And with such authority, mon petit! He stopped and never did it again.
   Some very funny stories!

0 1961-10-30, #Agenda Vol 02, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Nor was it insignificant that fire, Agni, was the core of the Vedic mysteries: Agni, the inner flame, the soul within us (for who can deny that the soul is fire?), the innate aspiration drawing man towards the heights; Agni, the ardent will within us that sees, always and forever, and remembers; Agni, the priest of the sacrifice, the divine worker, the envoy between earth and heaven (Rig-veda III, 3.2) he is there in the middle of his house (I.70.2). The Fathers who have divine vision set him within as a child that is to be born (IX.83.3). He is the boy suppressed in the secret cavern (V.2.1). He is as if life and the breath of our existence, he is as if our eternal child (I.66.1). O Son of the body (III.4.2), O Fire, thou art the son of heaven by the body of the earth (III.25.1). Immortal in mortals (IV.2. 1), old and outworn he grows young again and again (II.4.5). When he is born he becomes one who voices the godhead: when as life who grows in the mother he has been fashioned in the mother he becomes a gallop of wind in his movement (III.29.11). O Fire, when thou art well borne by us thou becomest the supreme growth and expansion of our being, all glory and beauty are in thy desirable hue and thy perfect vision. O Vastness, thou art the plenitude that carries us to the end of our way; thou art a multitude of riches spread out on every side (II.1.12). O Fire brilliant ocean of light in which is divine vision (III.22.2), the Flame with his hundred treasures O knower of all things born(I.59).
   But the divine fire is not our exclusive privilegeAgni exists not only in man: He is the child of the waters, the child of the forests, the child of things stable and the child of things that move. Even in the stone he is there (I.70.2).

0 1961-12-20, #Agenda Vol 02, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   I came here. But something in me wanted to meet Sri Aurobindo all alone the first time. Richard went to him in the morning and I had an appointment for the afternoon. He was living in the house thats now part of the second dormitory, the old Guest house.5 I climbed up the stairway and he was standing there, waiting for me at the top of the stairs. EXACTLY my vision! Dressed the same way, in the same position, in profile, his head held high. He turned his head towards me and I saw in his eyes that it was He. The two things clicked (gesture of instantaneous shock), the inner experience immediately became one with the outer experience and there was a fusion the decisive shock.
   But this was merely the beginning of my vision. Only after a series of experiencesa ten months sojourn in Pondicherry, five years of separation, then the return to Pondicherry and the meeting in the same house and in the same waydid the END of the vision occur. I was standing just beside him. My head wasnt exactly on his shoulder, but where his shoulder was (I dont know how to explain itphysically there was hardly any contact). We were standing side by side like that, gazing out through the open window, and then TOGETHER, at exactly the same moment, we felt, Now the Realization will be accomplished. That the seal was set and the Realization would be accomplished. I felt the Thing descending massively within me, with the same certainty I had felt in my vision. From that moment on there was nothing to sayno words, nothing. We knew it was THAT.
   But between these two meetings he participated in a whole series of experiences, experiences of gradually growing awareness. This is partly noted in Prayers and Meditations (I have cut out all the personal segments). But there was one experience I didnt speak of there (that is, I didnt describe it, I put only the conclusion)the experience where I say Since the man refused I was offering participation in the universal work and the new creation and the man didnt want it, he refused, and so I now offer it to God.6

0 1962-01-09, #Agenda Vol 03, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   For the first seven years he was doing the work, not me. He was the one who saw people; I looked after his personal affairs, his housekeeping, his food, his clothes and so forth. I kept myself quietly busy with that, doing nothing else, not seeing people, simply looking after his material lifelike a child at play. It was seven years of integral peace.
   Later, when he withdrew and put me in front, there was naturally a bit more activity, as well as the semblance of responsibility but it was only a semblance. What security! A sense of total, total security for thirty years. Not once. There was just a single scratch, so to speak, when he had that accident and broke his leg. There was a formation at work (an adverse force) and he wasnt taking sufficient precautions for himself because it was directed against both of us, and more especially against me (it had tried once or twice to fracture my skull, things like that). Well, he was so intent on keeping it from seriously touching my body that it managed to sneak in and break his leg. That was a shock. But he straightened everything out again almost immediatelyit all fell back into place and went on like that till the end.

0 1962-01-15, #Agenda Vol 03, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   The note itself was stolen from me while I was moving to a new house.
   Two things were stolen: that note and the mantra of life (I have told you about that). And I have a suspicion that it was an occult theft, not an ordinary one, because no one even suspected the value of those papers for most people they had no interest at all.

0 1962-02-03, #Agenda Vol 03, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   He was a professor at Montpellier University and lived nearby. And there were several roads leading to his house. This man would leave the university and come to the crossing where all those roads branched out, all eventually leading to his house, one this way, one that way, one from this side. So he himself used to explain how every day he would stop there at the crossroads and deliberate, Which one shall I take? Each had its advantages and disadvantages. So all this would go through his head, the advantages and disadvantages and this and that, and he would waste half an hour choosing which road to take home!
   He gave this as an example of thoughts inadequacy for action: if you begin to think, you cant act.

0 1962-05-29, #Agenda Vol 03, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   No, its solely a question of health. If I could. Listen, I also had a longing to go to the Himalayas, I had a great longing for it when I was in France. When I came here the first time it was fine, I was very happy, everything was beautiful, everything was perfect, but oh, to go to the Himalayas for a while! (I have always loved mountains.) I was living over there in the Dupleix house, and I used to meditate while walking back and forth. There was a small courtyard with a dividing wall, and shards of glass were stuck on top of the wall to keep out thieves. And I was meditatingmeditating on the spiritual lifewhen suddenly something caught my eye: a ray of sunlight on a sharp piece of blue glass on top of the wall. And positively, spontaneously, without thinking or reflecting or anything I saw the summits of the Himalayas: I was on the summits of the Himalayas.
   It lasted more than half an hour. It was a marvelous mountain scene, with mountain air and the lightness of the mountainsit was all there. The splendor of sunlight on the Himalayan peaks.
   I was given a similar experience with the sea. In the house where I distribute prosperity1 theres a veranda with a little nook, and set in the nook is a window (not a window, actuallyan opening), and through the opening you can glimpse a patch of sea, no bigger than this (gesture). And at that time too the body was feeling closed in, a little weary and confined. I used to give meditations to about twenty people on the veranda (afterwards I would always tell Sri Aurobindo what had gone on). And one day, as I am walking across the veranda to give the meditation, I turn my eye and I see the sea. And suddenly it was all oceanic immensity and with a sense of free sailing, from one place to another. The sea breeze, the taste of the sea, and the sense of immensity, vastness, freedom something limitless. It lasted a quarter of an hour, twenty minutes. My body came out of it refreshed, as if I had gone for a long sail.
   I want to emphasize that the effect is PHYSICAL: the experience is concrete and has a physical effect. Thats what I would like to give you.
   Library house, where Sri Aurobindo and Mother lived for several years (from 1922 to February 1927).

0 1962-05-31, #Agenda Vol 03, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Theres a strange thing that happens to me all the time, at least fifty times a day (and its particularly clear at night). In its most external form its like moving from one room to another, or from one house to another, and you go through the door or the wall almost without noticing it, automatically. Being in one room is reflected outwardly by quite a comfortable condition, a state where theres no pain at all, no pain anywhere, and a great peacea joyous peace, a state of perfect calm an ideal condition, at any rate, which sometimes lasts a long, long time. Its mainly at night, actually; during the day people interrupt me with all sorts of things, but for a certain number of hours at night this state is practically constant. And then suddenly, with no perceptible or apparent reason (I havent yet discovered the why or the wherefore of it), you seem to FALL into the other room, or into the other house, as though you had made a false step and then you have a pain here, an ache there, youre uncomfortable.
   Obviously its the continuation of the same experience I told you about,1 but now it has come to this. I mean the two states are now distinctnoticeably distinct; but so far I havent found either the why or the wherefore. Is it something coming from outside or just an old rut: yes, it really feels like an old rut, like a wrinkle in a piece of cloth; you know, you iron it out again and again, and the wrinkle comes back. Thats more the feeling it gives menot at all a conscious habit, just an old rut. But might something from outside also be provoking it?

0 1962-07-07, #Agenda Vol 03, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   No, thats where you have to give in. You have to put all this trying to make them understand out of the picture. If you want to include those things for your personal satisfaction, because it makes the thing more real, more living, I agree; but get rid of this trying to make them understand, its impossible. I tell you, as soon as you go beyond the matter-of-fact (Mother sticks her hand right under her nose), theyre lost. But tell them what they can see when they get off the train: All these houses, thats the Ashram; here is the library, those are the tennis courts, theres the sports ground, thats. Ah! They understand.
   Its going well; it will be a very good book. But probably only a small portion of it will make them say, Ah, finally! Something practical!
   The Ashram began with two houses and so many peoplein America thats all they ever wanted to know from me. When I asked for money from America, thats what they asked about, and thats what I had to send them: on such and such a date we started off with two houses and then little by little, like this and like that, it became what it is today. And now we have so many houses (Mother laughs), there are so many people, so many visitors per year, and the Samadhi has become a place of pilgrimage, and. In short, newspaper stories thats what I wrote to America! I put together papers, documents, statistics they were quite satisfied. If I had told them even a quarter of what you say, they would have replied, Oh, for heavens sake, be practical!
   Being practical means understanding no more than they do.

0 1962-07-25, #Agenda Vol 03, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   That is my first memoryat five years old. Its impact was more on the ethical side than the intellectual; and yet it took an intellectual form too, since. You see, apparently I was a child like any other, except that I was hard to handle. Hard in the sense that I had no interest in food, no interest in ordinary games, no liking for going to my friends houses for snacks, because eating cake wasnt the least bit interesting! And it was impossible to punish me because I really couldnt have cared less: being deprived of dessert was rather a relief for me! And then I flatly refused to learn reading, I refused to learn. And even bathing me was very hard, because I was put in the care of an English governess, and that meant cold bathsmy brother took it in stride, but I just howled! Later it was found to be bad for me (the doctor said so), but that was much later. So you get the picture.
   But whenever there was unpleasantness with my relatives, with playmates or friends, I would feel all the nastiness or bad willall sorts of pretty ugly things that came (I was rather sensitive, for I instinctively nurtured an ideal of beauty and harmony, which all the circumstances of life kept denying) so whenever I felt sad, I was most careful not to say anything to my mother or father, because my father didnt give a hoot and my mother would scold me that was always the first thing she did. And so I would go to my room and sit down in my little armchair, and there I could concentrate and try to understand in my own way. And I remember that after quite a few probably fruitless attempts I wound up telling myself (I always used to talk to myself; I dont know why or how, but I would talk to myself just as I talked to others): Look here, you feel sad because so-and-so said something really disgusting to you but why does that make you cry? Why are you so sad? Hes the one who was bad, so he should be crying. You didnt do anything bad to him. Did you tell him nasty things? Did you fight with her, or with him? No, you didnt do anything, did you; well then, you neednt feel sad. You should only be sad if youve done something bad, but. So that settled it: I would never cry. With just a slight inward movement, or something that said, Youve done no wrong, there was no sadness.

0 1962-08-18, #Agenda Vol 03, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   And as for what happened here in Pondicherry, theres no need to make it very long. Because from the time he withdrew to his room (to be exact, from about the time we moved from the house over there to this one1), his life no longer belonged to the public. And what happened well, it will be interesting in a hundred years. Not now.

0 1962-09-05, #Agenda Vol 03, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   I was lying on my chaise longue in concentration when all at once I found myself in my friend Zs house. He and several others were playing music. I could see everything very clearly, even more clearly than in the physical, and I moved around very quickly, unimpeded. I stayed there watching for a while, and even tried to attract their attention, but they were unaware of me. Then suddenly something pulled me, a sort of instinct: I must go back. I felt pain in my throat. I remember that to get out of their room, which was all closed except for one small opening high up, my form seemed to vaporize (because I still had a form, though unlike our material onemore luminous, less opaque), and I went out like smoke through the open window. Then I found myself back in my room, next to my body, and I saw that my head was twisted and rigid against the cushion, and I was having trouble breathing. I wanted to get into my body: impossible. So I became afraid. I entered through the legs, and when I reached the knees I seemed to bounce back out; two, three times like that: the consciousness rose and then bounced back out like a spring. If I could only tip over this stool, I thought (there was a small stool under my feet), the noise would wake me up! But nothing doing. And I was breathing more and more heavily. I was terribly afraid. Suddenly I remembered Mother and cried out, Mother! Mother! and found myself back in my body, awake, with a stiff neck.
   (Mother laughs and laughs.)

0 1962-09-18, #Agenda Vol 03, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Who house the mighty Mothers violent force,
   Her vision turned to read the enigmaed world,

0 1962-10-12, #Agenda Vol 03, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   One sometimes even goes to a great deal of trouble to explain things to Him: Its this way, You see, thats how it is. And when youre finished, you realize. Oh, that reminds me of an experience I had one night two years ago. It was the first time the Supermind entered the cells of my body, and it had risen up to the brain. So the brain found itself in the presence of something (laughing) considerably more powerful than it was used to receiving! And, like the idiot it is, it got worried. As for me (gesture above or beyond), I saw it all, I saw that the brain was getting worried, so I tried to tell it what a nitwit it was and to just keep still. It did keep still, but you know, it was really seething away in there, as if it were about to explode. So I said, All right now, lets go see Sri Aurobindo and ask him what to do. Immediately everything became utterly calm and I woke up in Sri Aurobindos house in the subtle physicala very material sensation, with everything quite concrete. So I arrived, or rather not I but the body-consciousness arrived2 and started explaining to Sri Aurobindo what had happenedit was very excited, talking and talking. The response was a sort of inscrutable smile and then nothing. He simply looked. An inscrutable smilenot a word. All the excitement died away. A face out of eternity. The excitement died away. Then it was time for Sri Aurobindos lunch (people eat therein another way). So as not to disturb him, I went into the next room. He came in after some time and stood before me (Imy physical being, that is, my physical consciousness had had time to calm down). I knelt down and took his hand (a MUCH clearer sensation than anything physical, mon petit!); I kissed his hand. He simply said, Oh! This is better. (Mother laughs.)
   I am skipping all the details (it was a long thing, lasting an hour), but suddenly he went out of the room, leaving me alone (after expressing what he wanted to tell me with a gesture, which I understood). And then I simply seemed to take a step (gesture of crossing a threshold), and I found myself lying in my bed again. And at that moment I said to myself, Really! We make all kinds of complications, and its so simple: you just have to go like this (same gesture) and there you are; then you go like that (same gesture in the opposite direction) and youre back here.

0 1962-11-17, #Agenda Vol 03, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   From there you had a panoramic view of everything. And no sooner did I arrive than a storm broke outa terrible storm. I kept watching, and then I saw in this direction (I dont know whether it was north, south or west, but it was this direction: Mother points to the north), I saw two nearly simultaneous flashes of lightning. The first one (I was looking north, I was quite conscious of facing north) the first one, a terrific bolt, came and fell from the east; and just a moment after, very soon after, another came from the west. The two didnt come together, but they fell on the same spotthey didnt meet but they fell on the same spot. It was pitch dark, the earth and everything was dark, you couldnt see a thing, and suddenly those two flashes of lightning lit up the area where they fell, making a dreadful din, and (my field of vision was confined to that area; all the rest was in darkness, you see) it burst into flames! Everything was set ablaze. In the lightning flashes you could distinguish the tops of monuments, houses, all sorts of things, and then everything burst into flames: a dreadful conflagration.
   I even remarked to myself (it was a rather curious feeling), Well, its interesting to have such a close view of it. That is, I had the feeling that my station, as Sri Aurobindo calls it, for viewing the world was very high up, and Id had to come down to that place. And thats what made me say, Well, its interesting to have such a close view of things. (I didnt say it to that being, I thought it.) And he was there next to me, gloating, standing some distance off to my right (looking up, I could see his headMo ther looks up at the ceiling). He was jubilant, gloating: You see, you see, you see! Overjoyed. I kept absolutely still; everything was still, calm, motionless (the thought that came was like something passing through me: Its interesting to have such a close view of it). And then I stopped everything, like this (Mother remains as still as a statue, fists clenched). And very soon afterwards (I cant say exactly because time there isnt the same as here), very soon afterwards, everything stopped.1 The storms only purpose was to cause the two thunderbolts, and it stopped after they fell on the earth. And then the flames the whole area was set ablaze (it was like a huge city, but not a city: most likely it was symbolic of a country): vroom! It burst into flames; some flames were leaping up very, very high. But I simply did this, stopped everything (Mother remains motionless, eyes closed, fists clenched), and then looked out once againeverything had returned to order. Then I said (I dont know why, but I was speaking to him in English yes, its because he was speaking English, saying, You see, you see!), I said, Ah, that didnt last long. They quickly brought it under control. With that he turned his back on me (laughing); he went off one way and I the other. Then I regained my outer consciousness, which is why I remember everything exactly.

0 1962-12-15, #Agenda Vol 03, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   This B. seems to have had the idea that the perfect man, the immortal man, would be spherical! And then Thon always used to say (he told me the whole story himself): I told him it wasnt possible, it would be too impracticalpeople couldnt kiss! His idea of a joke. Thon also told me that when B. came to Tlemcen (they first met in Egypt, then again in Tlemcen), he saw the house Thon was building and asked, Why is your house painted red? Does it have some mystical significance? And Thon replied, No, its because red goes well with green! So you get the picture. But I dont remember his name any more; in his time he was very well known, he was a contemporary of the fellow who wrote The Great Initiates.

0 1963-01-18, #Agenda Vol 04, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   As I told you, Sri Aurobindo lives there permanently, as though in a house of his own: you can see him, you can stay with him, he is busy. It is very much like the physical, but a physical that would be less grating, you understand, where things are more harmonious and satisfying, less excited. There is less of that feeling of haste and uncertainty. In that house where Sri Aurobindo lives, life unfolds very, very harmoniously: people come and go, there are meals even. But all that obeys more general laws, and a sense of security and certainty not to be found in physical life. And the symbolism is more exact (I dont know how to express it), the symbolic transcription of things is less distorted, more exact.
   This is the subtle physical as I know it, I cant say if it is the same for everyone. Sri Aurobindo said, There is a true physical, well, I have a feeling that this is what he calls the true physicala subtler physical, the true physical which is behind.

0 1963-02-15, #Agenda Vol 04, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   The 21st, well have a meditation at 10 A.M., then at 6:15 P.M. I will go out on the terracecan you see me from your house? But it seems you can hear the music.
   Yes, we can.

0 1963-02-19, #Agenda Vol 04, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Last night or the night before, I was in Sri Aurobindos house and he was telling me, Some things are going wrong. And he showed me around his house. There were some pipesbig pipes that had burst. You see, he told me, people have been careless. In some places they had taken away all the furniture and were cleaning up in a stupid way: See, he said, they dont do things the proper way. Then I understood it was the reflection of the way things happen here. And he was (not angry, he is never angry), but people gave him a lot of bother, they were preventing him from doing his work: I would come in a room and try to arrange a corner because he wanted to write, but it was impossible, the whole setup made it impossible for him to have even a decent corner where he could write then at other times, it would be quite fine. Because it changes continuously. The layout of rooms has an inner meaningit MEANS somethingso it always stays the same as if the setting stayed unchanged (because its not a house built from an architects plan! Its his own house, which he has arranged according to his taste, so it stays that way). But people seem to have unrestricted entry there, and everyone wants to do something, to make himself useful, (laughing) so its terrible! This is what erased my experience or pushed it back into the realm of memories. As though he were saying, Dont be too concerned with universal things, because over here (laughing) things arent too smooth!

0 1963-03-09, #Agenda Vol 04, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   There was another occurrence (less striking), once in a room as long as this one and wider,5 the salon in my familys house. Some little friends had come and we were playing. I told them, Ill show you how one should dance. I went to a corner of the room to get the longest distance to another corner, and I told them, One single step in the middle. And I did it! (Mother laughs) I sprang (I didnt even feel I was jumping, it was like dancing, you know, like when they dance on point), landed on the tips of my toes, bounced up and reached the other corneryou cant do that alone, even champions cannot. The length of the jump went beyond records, because afterwards I asked here, when we started physical exercises at the Ashram, I asked what the longest jump wasmine was longer! And they take a run up, you see, they run and then jump. But I didnt run: I was standing in the corner, and hop! up I went (I said hop! to myself, soundlessly), and frrrt! I landed on the tips of my toes, bounced and landed the other sidequite evidently I was carried.
   All this took place before the age of thirteen or fourteen (from eight to thirteen or fourteen). Many things of the kind, all of which seemed to me perfectly naturalit didnt feel as though I was doing something miraculous. Perfectly natural.
   But I found a far lovelier miracle. It was at Tlemcen, I was playing the piano, I dont recall what (a Beethoven or a Mozart piece). Thon had a piano (because his English secretary used to play the piano), and this piano was in his drawing room, which was on a level with the mountain, halfway up, almost at the top. That is to say, you had to climb two flights of stairs inside the house to reach the drawing room, but the drawing room had large French doors opening out onto the mountainsideit was very beautiful. So then, I used to play in the afternoon, with the French doors wide open. One day, when I finished playing, I turned around to get up, and what did I see but a big toad, all wartsa huge toad and it was going puff, puff, puff (you know how they inflate and deflate), it was inflating and deflating, inflating and deflating as though it were in seventh heaven! It had never heard anything so marvelous! It was all alone, as big as this, all round, all black, all warts, between those high doorsFrench doors wide open to the sun and light. It sat in the middle. It went on for a little while, then when it saw the music was over, it turned around, hop-hop-hopped and vanished.
   That admiration of a toad filled me with joy! It was charming.

0 1963-03-13, #Agenda Vol 04, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   In this black dream which was a house of Void,
   A walk to Nowhere in a land of Nought,

0 1963-04-20, #Agenda Vol 04, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   I had two experiences of that kind. The first was at Tlemcen3 and the second in Japan. There was an epidemic of influenza, an influenza that came from the war (the 1914 war), and was generally fatal. People would get pneumonia after three days, and plop! finished. In Japan they never have epidemics (its a country where epidemics are unknown), so they were caught unawares; it was an ideal breeding ground, absolutely unpreparedincredible: people died by the thousands every day, it was incredible! Everybody lived in terror, they didnt dare to go out without masks over their mouths. Then somebody whom I wont name asked me (in a brusque tone), What Is this? I answered him, Better not think about it. Why not? he said, Its very interesting! We must find out, at least you are able to find out whatever this is. Silly me, I was just about to go out; I had to visit a girl who lived at the other end of Tokyo (Tokyo is the largest city in the world, it takes a long time to go from one end to the other), and I wasnt so well-off I could go about in a car: I took the tram. What an atmosphere! An atmosphere of panic in the city! You see, we lived in a house surrounded by a big park, secluded, but the atmosphere in the city was horrible. And the question, What Is this? naturally came to put me in contact I came back home with the illness. I was sure to catch it, it had to happen! (laughing) I came home with it.
   Like a bang on the head I was completely dazed. They called a doctor. There were no medicines left in the citythere werent enough medicines for people, but as we were considered important people (!) the doctor brought two tablets. I told him (laughing), Doctor, I never take any medicines. What! he said. Its so hard to get them!Thats just the point, I replied, theyre very good for others! Then, then suddenly (I was in bed, of course, with a first-rate fever), suddenly I felt seized by trance the real trance, the kind that pushes you out of your body and I knew. I knew: Its the end; if I cant resist it, its the end. So I looked. I looked and I saw it was a being whose head had been half blown off by a bomb and who didnt know he was dead, so he was hooking on to anybody he could to suck life. And each of those beings (I saw one over me, doing his business!) was one of the countless dead. Each had a sort of atmospherea very widespread atmosphereof human decomposition, utterly pestilential, and thats what gave the illness. If it was merely that, you recovered, but if it was one of those beings with half a head or half a body, a being who had been killed so brutally that he didnt know he was dead and was trying to get hold of a body in order to continue his life (the atmosphere made thousands of people catch the illness every day, it was swarming, an infection), well, with such beings, you died. Within three days it was overeven before, within a day, sometimes. So once I saw and knew, I collected all the occult energy, all the occult power, and (Mother bangs down her fist, as if to force her way into her body) I found myself back in my bed, awake, and it was over. Not only was it over, but I stayed very quiet and began to work in the atmosphere. From that moment on, mon petit, there were no new cases! It was so extraordinary that it appeared in the Japanese papers. They didnt know how it happened, but from that day on, from that night on, not a single fresh case. And people recovered little by little.
   I told the story to our Japanese friend in whose house we were living, I told him, Well, thats what this illness isa remnant of the war; and heres the way it happens. And that being was repaid for his attempt! Naturally, the fact that I repelled his influence by turning around and fighting [dissolved the formation]. But what power it takes to do that! Extraordinary.
   He told the story to some friends, who in turn told it to some friends, so in the end the story became known. There was even a sort of collective thanks from the city for my intervention. But the whole thing stemmed from that: What Is this illness? Youre able to find out, arent you? (Laughter) Go and catch it!

0 1963-04-22, #Agenda Vol 04, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   I have just written a word to Mother to tell her that if I could, I would catch the first train home. When I arrived here, I got a horrible impression as never before, almost a panic. Everything was so terribly void and far away. Probably I have grown hypersensitive. If I were not afraid of yielding to that impression and if it werent rude to X, I would take noon train today. The new guest house is beyond description1: cement walls enclosed within cement walls; the plan is so wonderful that not a whiff of air can blow in here, nor can one see a single blade of grass. There are magnificent wrought-iron railings and openwork cement designs, but not even the most basic amenities. I absolutely refused to enter that sarcophagus, so they put me up in an adjoining house purchased by X and used as a garage. Its unspeakably filthy. It didnt even occur to them to offer me a mat. Finally they brought a bench for me to sleep on, which I refused. So much for the material conditions. I hope the body will get better. As soon as I can decently leave, I shall weigh anchor.
   Signed: Satprem

0 1963-06-19, #Agenda Vol 04, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   I was accompanied by three or four people (but they are symbolic people). Everything was taking place in a half-night, and outside it was complete night. But when I reached the terrace, there was one of those big electric street lights, which turned on and gave a white light (like the half-light of an electric lamp in the nightwhich is nothing). The terrace was a very long one, but with a drop on every side: there was no way to get out; at one end, the way was blocked by a sort of house, and on both sides it plunged straight down into a black hole. And then that sense of powerlessness, of knowing nothingyou dont know where to go, you dont know what to do. It was And it is THE ORDINARY STATE OF HUMAN CONSCIOUSNESS the consciousness of human activity. But in my consciousness (I was shut in there, you understand), it was truly it was almost a torture, last night; it was frightful.
   I was saying to myself, But whats the way to get out of here? I concentrated, became conscious again of the divine Presence, but there was something telling me, Nothing is responding, its not working. It was horrible. Nothing is responding, its not working; its not working, it cant change, nothing is responding; nothing is responding, its not working. I was there like that, with two or three people. I sat down (some rooms were higher than others and it made a difference in level between the terraces), I sat down on a ledge, questioning intensely within, What can I do? What can I do? Whats the way? What can I do? Wheres the lever? I was trying to find the lever for changing it all. But I was unable to find it. Suddenly, from the room at the end a little old man came out, very old, who gave the impression of an attachment to old things; just the same (he was all blue), just the same when he arrived (it must be the symbol of an old method or an old discipline), I told him, Ah, now that you are here, can you tell me the way out of this place? Whats the way to get free, the way out? That started him laughing: No, no! Theres no way, no way out, you must be content with what you have. Then he looked at that poor light above, which really didnt give much light at all, and he said (in a high-sounding tone): But in the first place, I came to tell you that you must put out that sun! I dont want that dazzling sun here. Ah! I thought, Thats what he calls a sun! I was so disgusted that finally I woke up. Something pulled me out abruptly. But with such a strong impressionso strong that I was gripped by anguish: What can be done to change that? The WAY, you see, the way was inadequateinadequate. That was the anguish: My own experience is inadequate, it has no effect THERE, so whats to be done? Whats to be done? What can be done? So thats how I was for hours this morning: Whats the way? Whats the way? Whats the way to change that darkness into light?

0 1963-06-26b, #Agenda Vol 04, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   After that glimpse, I turned and went back, because, Little Mother, I felt that if that false Mother could lay her hands on me once, I would never come out alive. Whereas if I could go out of that place, I might find a way to save the life of at least one of the girls. So before my absence was noticed, I started downstairs. The staircase has become narrow. The door is shut and a dark-looking guard is there. He is surprised to see me and does not want to let me out. I insist that he must open the door. He asks whether I saw the Mother. I answer yes. He doesnt seem convinced. I add that she is covered with black spots. He is obliged to let me out but thinks that the second guard farther on may stop me. I go downstairs; I see the second guard but go another way; then there are closed doors everywhere, and I open some doors which, according to them, I should not have been able to open. Finally I come to a courtyard, with the last door closed behind me. I still had to cross the courtyard unseen and climb over the high walls that surrounded the house. At that point, I was awakened by servants before I knew whether or not I was able to get out.
   With my pranams at your feet.

0 1963-06-29, #Agenda Vol 04, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   But clay, that was something really newand lovely! Pink. Pink, a warm, golden pink. They were cutting out [of the clay] rooms, stairways, ship decks and funnels, captains cabins. Sri Aurobindo himself is as he was, but more with a harmony of form: very, very broad here (in the chest), broad and solid. And very agile: he comes and goes, sits down, gets up, always with great majesty. His color is a sort of golden bronze, a color like the coagulation of his supramental gold, of his golden supramental being; as if it were very concentrated and coagulated to fashion his appearance; and it doesnt reflect light: it seems as if lit from within (but it doesnt radiate), and it doesnt cast any shadows. But perfectly natural, it doesnt surprise you, the most natural thing in the world: thats the way he is. Ageless; his hair has the same color as his body: he has hair, but you cant say if its hair, its the same color; the eyes too: a golden look. Yet its perfectly natural, nothing surprising. He sits down just as he used to, with his leg as he used to put it [the right leg in front], and at the same time, when he gets up, he is agile: he comes and goes. Then when he went out of the house (he had told me he would have to go, he had an appointment with someone: he had promised to see two people, he had to go), he went out into a big garden, and down to the boatwhich wasnt exactly a boat, it was a flat boatand he had to go to the captains cabin (he had to see the captain about some work), but it was with that boat that he was returning to his room elsewherehe has a room elsewhere. Then after a while I thought, Ill follow him so I can see. So I followed him; as long as I saw him in front of me I followed him. And when I came to the boat, I saw it was entirely built out of pink clay! Some workmen were working thereadmirable workmen. So Sri Aurobindo went down quite naturally, down into the ship under construction, without (I dont think there were any stairs), and I followed him down. Then I saw him enter the captains room; as he had told me he had some work to do, I thought (laughing), I dont want to meddle in others business! Ill go back home (and I did well, I was already late in waking up!), Ill go back home. And I saw one of the workmen leaving (as Sri Aurobindo had come back to the ship, they stopped the work). He was leaving. I called him, but he didnt know my language or any of the languages I know; so I called him in thought and asked him to pull me up, as I was below and there was a sheer wall of slippery clay. Then he smiled and with his head he said, I certainly dont mind helping you, but it isnt necessary! You can climb up all by yourself. And indeed he held out his hand, I took it (I only touched him slightly), and climbed up all by myself without the slightest difficulty I was weightless! I didnt have to pull at his hand, he didnt pull me up. And as soon as I was up, I went back home I woke up and found myself in my bed five minutes later than my usual time.
   But what struck me was the clayit means something very material, doesnt it? And pink! A pink, oh, lovely! A golden pink.

0 1963-07-03, #Agenda Vol 04, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   I saw two examples of this, one physically and the other intellectually (I am referring to things I was in contact with materially). Intellectually, it was a studio friend; for years we had done painting together, she was a very gentle girl, older than I, very serious, and a very good painter. During the last years of my life in Paris, I saw her often and I spoke to her, first of occult matters and the Cosmic philosophy, then of what I knew of Sri Aurobindo (I had a group there and I used to explain certain things), and she would listen with great understandingshe understood, she approved. Now, one day, I went to her house and she told me she was in a great torment. When she was awake, she had no doubts, she understood well, she felt the limitations and obscurities of religion (she came from a family with several archbishops and a cardinalwell, one of those old French families). But at night, she told me, I suddenly wake up with an anguish and somethingfrom my subconscient, obviouslytells me, But after all this, what if you go to hell? And she repeated, When I am awake it doesnt have any force, but at night, when it comes up from the subconscient, it chokes me.
   Then I looked, and I saw a kind of huge octopus over the earth: that formation of the Churchof hellwith which they hold people in their grip. The fear of hell. Even when all your reason, all your intelligence, all your feeling is against it, there is, at night, that octopus of the fear of hell which comes and grips you.

0 1963-08-10, #Agenda Vol 04, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Indescribable; you know, you become a forest, a river, a mountain, a house and its the sensation (an absolutely concrete sensation) OF THE BODY, of this (gesture to the body). Many other things too. Indescribable. It lasted a long time, with a whole variety of things.
   So at 2:30 in the morning, I said to the Lord, That will do, wont it?! (Mother laughs) And He gave me a blissful rest till 4:30.

0 1963-09-25, #Agenda Vol 04, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   And when I came downstairs (it wasnt like here: everyone had his own house and garden, it was a huge estate), I went straight to my bathroom. I open the door and whom do I find there but someone (I recognized him, but I wont name him) who was using itWell, I thought, thats a fine thing! And I closed the door again. All kinds of details, it lasted more than an hour. And you know, the number of things that can happen in an hour and a half at night.
   Once again I was tall I am always tall. But I hadnt dressed as I do usually: I wore a short dress. There were lots of people there; I recognized everyone, I could hear everyones voice, it was very, very distinct. And there were two girls (not girls, theyre women now, but to me they were like girls), two girls talking to each other and saying, How strong her legs are! (Its symbolic.) And at the same time, I saw my legs as if there were a mirror to show them to me! I had a short dress and I saw my legs and my two feet with shoes onmy feet had shoes on. And a short dress. Very active.

0 1963-10-05, #Agenda Vol 04, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   I kept going up, but all the ways I knew stopped short. First I had started up a very large staircase, a magnificent staircase of pink marble, that was the way I had to go upstairs, but just as I turned on the landingplop! impossible to get through. (But how is it? Impossible to get through, yet I went up just the same?..) And I find myself on another landing, I try again to go up from thereplop! stopped, impossible to get through. I try again and find myself on the third landing (but in fact I was on a higher floor, because I had already climbed two flights before I was stopped), I reach the third landing and find myself on a squarea perfect squareedged with a parapet of pink marble, but with reddish veins, very beautiful: very beautiful, it was chiseledmagnificent. Then a door, a sort of bronze door behind me, which was closed. So I watched and saw the water rising and rising (it wasnt water, but it was liquid like water). And in front of me: an immensity. No limits. I seemed to be above all the other houses; there were no trees, no mountains, nothingan immensity, like a perfectly cloudless sky; and it wasnt white, but there was light in it. I was looking down and I saw the water rising and rising and risinglike the Flood. But it wasnt water.
   It will come back until I understand.
   I had no consideration for them (I dont know how to explain this), not only no respect, but no consideration: they were just owners. Only, I lived at the very top of the house. And in that house, everyone obeyed me (obeyed, well, in appearance). They were the owners or the management. But they werent responsible to me, they didnt take orders from me; they didnt need to ask me before doing somethingnor was I responsible to them. But I didnt have the feeling of being any more at home there than anywhere else; yet I had undeniably my room there, at the very top of the house.
   Maybe they were gods?

0 1963-10-26, #Agenda Vol 04, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   First it came from one direction, then a dead calmits always that way. You know how cyclones work? Its something that rotates, and at the center theres a dead calm; all around is a whirlwind, and it rotates as it advances. So the first part (what might be called the front of the cyclone) arrives from one direction, then it goes on rotating, and the second part comes from the opposite direction. We have an American rear admiral here who knows those things very wellall seafaring people know themhe had seen the cyclone from a distance on the sea and warned us. But its always that way, I had noticed it. The first wave arrived from the north, but as we were forewarned, everything had been closed. Then the wind died down completely, but the southern windows had been left open. And the second wave came from the other direction (it came around evening, a little before 7, I dont remember; anyway, I was sitting at the table here). And I saw I saw that whirlwind coming, and inside it there were formations: like heaped masses, some gray-black, others reddish-brown. And I watched it all; I saw them from a distance, there were lots of them: big formations, about as big as houses. They came in heaped masses, with kinds of formations WITHIN the whirlwind. So I was here, just beginning to have my dinner, when a reddish-brown formation went over, like this, right from here towards your house (Mother sweeps across the room from south to north), and it struck me. Mon petit, howling pains! And then a horrible discomfort. So naturally, my usual remedy: I stayed still and offered it all to the Lord. The formation went past, didnt stop (it went past, struck and went away), and left behind it (afterwards the pains were dull, they could be controlled) a kind of very peculiar sense of discomfort a sort of wickedness, like big sharp claws raking ones stomach. So I was expecting something for youothers too fell sick who were in the path of the formation. But there must have been quite a number of cases, because I saw many formations that one did strike, you see. I saw it arrive as swiftly as the cyclone, strike, and then go on. So when I was told that you had a fever, instantly I thought, Thats it.
   Was it painful?

0 1963-12-31, #Agenda Vol 04, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   In field and house, in street and camp and mart,
   He met the prowl and stealthy come and go

0 1964-03-07, #Agenda Vol 05, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   This, in the realm of thought, is something that has been there for a very long timevery long, years and years: the shock that comes from outside exactly as if it were its YOUR thought, but it comes from over there, it isnt actually here; and then the response. Since soon after the beginning of the century, this work has been going on. Afterwards, there was all the psychic work, in the same way (gesture of widening): the identification and the response. Then the vital work, which I began with Sri Aurobindo when we were staying over there [at the Guest house]; then the physical work, but there its gropingly learning ones job. Now there is a sort of certainty (not absolute and constant, but not far away), a sort of certainty: you see, you come into contact with something, and then you know instantly what should be done and how it should be done; the vibration comes, meets a response, and goes back and this is going on every minute, all the time.
   A sort of assurance and confirmation came last night with that experience.

0 1964-03-11, #Agenda Vol 05, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   All our endeavour is to make this consciousness and this will govern our lives and action and organise all our activities. It is the way in which the Ashram has been created. Since 1926 when Sri Aurobindo retired and gave me full charge of it (at that time there were only two rented houses and a handful of disciples) all has grown up and developed like the growth of a forest, and each service was created not by any artificial planning but by a living and dynamic need. This is the secret of constant growth and endless progress. The present difficulties come chiefly from psychological resistances in the disciples who have not been able to follow the rather rapid pace of the sadhana and the yielding to the intrusion of mental methods which have corrupted the initial working.
   A growth and purification of the consciousness is the only remedy.

0 1964-07-13, #Agenda Vol 05, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Yes, I did. But you know, I had an amusing experience. When I came back to Brittany from my trip to Savoy, I was in a car with my brother, and as we approached the Quiberon peninsula, I saw in the sky two extraordinary, immense wings, two clouds that were like immense wings. I said to my brother, Look! It really struck me: Look at those immense wings, look at that victorious angel welcoming us! It was wonderful. Then I went into the house, and found your letter: Open your wings and soar Its wonderful!
   Very good!

0 1964-08-26, #Agenda Vol 05, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   But this subtle physical is very, very concrete, in the sense that you find things again in the same place and in the same way: YEARS LATER, I found again some places where I had been, with certain little inner differences, if I may say so, but the thing, for instance a house or a landscape, remains the same, with little differences in the arrangementas there are in life. Anyway it has a continuity, a sort of permanence.

0 1964-10-14, #Agenda Vol 05, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   It is a rather obscure labor thats going on at the moment. I remember the day when Sri Aurobindo told me (we were still in the other house), he told me, Yes, you are doing an overmental work, a creation of the Overmind, you will work heaps of miracles and the whole world will admire you! But that is not the Truth we want. I told you the story. Well, this memory very often comes to my aid. I said, Thats right, we dont care for the fanfare of popular victory!
   Its without glory. But it doesnt need any glory at all! I said to him, I dont need glory and I dont care a whit for public admiration! (Laughing) That has no place in my consciousness.

0 1964-11-14, #Agenda Vol 05, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   "When darkness deepens strangling the earth's breast And man's corporeal mind is the only lamp, As a thief's in the night shall be the covert tread Of one who steps unseen into his house. A Voice ill-heard shall speak, the soul obey, A power into mind's inner chamber steal, A charm and sweetness open life's closed doors And beauty conquer the resisting world The truth-light capture Nature by surprise, A stealth of God compel the heart to bliss And earth shall grow unexpectedly divine."
   Savitri, I.IV.55

0 1964-11-28, #Agenda Vol 05, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Its like those messages people ask me every other minute: Send me a message. Thats it: you drop two coins into the box, and out it must come! I have nothing for the first page of my magazine, send me a message, or else, My daughter is getting married, send me a message, or else, Its the anniversary of the opening of my school, send me a message. Its at the rate of three or four a day. This made me suddenly write a note the other day; I saw the image of those music boxes, you know, you dropped two coins into them and then the music would come out. So I said, For ordinary men, the sage is like a music box of Wisdom: you only have to insert two coins worth of question and automatically the answer comes out. Because, really, it has become ridiculous: Were moving into a new house, send us a message.
   But why do you let yourself get snowed under? You shouldnt send any messages!

0 1964-12-02, #Agenda Vol 05, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   And that vitalwhich was used to being at the helm, to governing everything, to deciding everything, anyway it was the master of the house the vital must first begin with detachment, which generally, when it isnt very refined, turns into disgust. A general detachment. Then all at once (sometimes all at once, sometimes slowly), it feels that the impulse, the inspiration must come from within, that nothing must come from outside anymore and excite it. And then, if it has goodwill, it turns within and begins to ask for the Inspiration, the Command and the Direction; and after that, it can start doing work again.
   For some people, it takes years; for others, its done very quicklyit depends on the quality of the vital. If its a refined vital, of a higher quality, it goes quickly; if it is something very brutish, which goes like a bulldog or a buffalo, it takes a little more time.

0 1965-03-24, #Agenda Vol 06, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Sujata had rather a bad dream: she came into a house which some people were supposed to keep a watch on, to protect, but no one had kept watch and so enemies had got inside. Sujata entered the house and found a room in which Sri Aurobindo was, and Sri Aurobindos foot had been injuredhe was groaning. He had been hurt by the adversaries that had been allowed to enter the house. Seeing Sri Aurobindo injured, she ran off to fetch you.
   Maybe its quite simply the image of what happened on February 11?

0 1965-05-08, #Agenda Vol 06, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   First she meets her soul: a house of flames. She enters the house of flames and unites with her soul [The Finding of the Soul, VII.V]. Its after that. After, there is Nirvana [Nirvana and the Discovery of the All-Negating Absolute, VII.VI]. She goes into Nirvana and becomes just a violet line in Nothingness.4 Then finds herself back in her body thats where it begins. A chapter without a title [VII.VII].
   Ill find it some other time.

0 1965-06-09, #Agenda Vol 06, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   This is advice to childlike mentalities (childlike not in terms of age), the same thing as, You say that you cant love the Lord because you have never seen Him. Its the same kind of level. But I like it because at least they dont pretend to be intelligent. And yesterday a child announced to me that it was his birthday and that there were two questions he wanted to ask me, in English: Where does God live? or Where is the house of God? (something of the sort) and Can I ever see Him? So I replied to him just as one replies to a child, with the childs simplicity:
   God lives everywhere and in everything,

0 1965-06-14, #Agenda Vol 06, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   I must tell you that I was born in a family in which nobody smoked: my father had never smoked and neither had his brothersanyway, no one smoked. So since my early childhood, I hadnt been used to others smoking. Later, when I lived with artists Artists smoke, of course (it seems it gives them inspiration!), but I detested the smell. I didnt say anything because I didnt want to be unpleasant, but I detested it. Then I came hereSri Aurobindo smoked. He smoked deliberately, he smoked in order to say: one can do the yoga while smoking, I say one can smoke and do the yoga, and I smoke. And he smoked. And naturally all the disciples smoked, since Sri Aurobindo smoked. For some time, I even gave them pocket money so they could buy cigars (they smoked cigarsit was ghastly!). Then I came to live in Sri Aurobindos house, we spoke freely, and one day I told him, How awful the smell of smoke is! (laughing) Its disgusting! So he said to me, Oh, you dont like the smell? Oh, no! I said, Not only that, but I had to make a yogic effort to stop it from making me feel sick! The next day, he had stopped. It was over, he never smoked again. That was kind. It wasnt on principle, it was because he didnt want to impose the smell on me. But I had never said anything: it was simply because he asked me just like that, while talking, so I told him. And when he stopped smoking, everyone had to stop toosmoking wasnt allowed anymore, since he didnt smoke anymore.
   No, for those who dont smoke (laughing), others smoke is very

0 1965-06-18 - supramental ship, #Agenda Vol 06, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Last night, for a long time, we went to all sorts of places unknown to me: towns, countrysides, forests, etc. It lasted a very long time. And once, we were there, near a forest (near a road that crossed the forest) and we were busy and talking when all of a sudden, he leaped to his feet. You know, he never wears any clothes, so to speak; when I saw him the first time in his house (his supramental house), in the subtle physical, he was without clothes; but its a kind of vibrant matter: its very material, very concrete, and it has a sort of color that isnt a color, which is a bit golden and radiantit doesnt send out rays, but it vibrates with a radiant light. And at least nine times out of ten he is that way; generally, when we are together for some work, he is that way. Last night he was that way. So then I was busy (we had arranged something and I was busy) when, suddenly, I see him leap to his feet and run a hundred-meter sprint. At first I was shocked, I said to myself, Whats this?! And with great ease, you know: he darted off, then stopped a few minutes, and then ran back. Then he stopped again, and went off a third time on a sprint: like the 100-meter race they run. But the third time, he had grown tall, with a slim body. Grown tall as if to demonstrate to me: this is the way the body will be transformed. He had grown very tall, very strong.
   It was very interesting and absolutely unexpected.
   Another thing, yesterday Something being prepared. In the past, when Sri Aurobindo was there and I lived in that house which is now the dormitory annex, there was a large verandah, and I used to walk up and down on the verandah (Sri Aurobindo was in his room, working), and I would walk alone; but I was never alone: Krishna was always thereKrishna, the god Krishna as he is known, but taller, more beautiful, and not with that ridiculous blue, you know, that slate blue! Not like that. And always, we always walked up and down togetherwe would walk together. He was just a little behind (gesture behind, almost against the nape of the neck and the shoulders); I was a little in front, as if my head was on his shoulder, and he would walk (I didnt have the feeling of my head resting on his shoulder, but thats how it was), and we would walk, we would communicate. That lasted more than a year, you know, every day. Then it ended. Afterwards I saw him from time to time (when we moved to the new house I saw him); sometimes at night when I was very tired, he would come and I would sleep on his shoulder. But I knew very well that it was a way Sri Aurobindo had of showing himself. Then when I came here [to Mothers present room], Sri Aurobindo had left, and I began walking up and down while reciting my mantra. Sri Aurobindo came, and he was at exactly the same place as Krishna was (same gesture, just behind the head); I would walk, and he was there, and we would walk together day after day, day after day. And it was becoming so concrete, so marvelous that I started thinking, Why look after people and things, I want to remain like this for ever! He caught my thought, and he said, I am not coming anymore. And he stopped. I said, Very well, and I started my mantra to the supreme Lord, and I tried a lot to have Him come and walk with me, but in no other form but Himself. And the Force, the Presence, everything was there, and I would feel Him more and more clearly, staying like that, just behind me, impersonal. For a few days, Ive had a sort of feeling that I was close to something; and yesterday, for half an hour: THE Presencea Presence An absolutely concrete presence. And it is He who told me, First Krishna, then Sri Aurobindo, then I.
   Only (laughing), He doesnt want the effect to be the same and me to say, Now I am fed up with people!

0 1965-06-23, #Agenda Vol 06, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   For a long time, I had had a plan of the ideal city, but that was during Sri Aurobindos lifetime, with Sri Aurobindo living at its center. Afterwards I was no longer interested. Then, we took up the idea of Auroville again (I was the one who called it Auroville), but from the other end: instead of the formation having to find the place, it was the place (near the Lake) that caused the formation to be born; and up to now I took a very secondary interest in it because I hadnt received anything direct. Then that little H. took it into her head to have a house there, near the Lake, and have a house for me next to hers to offer me. And she wrote to me all her dreams; one or two sentences suddenly awakened an old, old memory of something that had tried to manifesta creationwhen I was very small (I dont remember what age), and that had again tried to manifest at the very beginning of the century when I was with Thon. Then I had forgotten all about it. And it came back with that letter: suddenly I had my plan of Auroville. Now I have my general plan; I am waiting for R. to make the detailed plans because since the beginning I have said, R. will be the architect, and I have written to R.
   When he came here last year he went to see Chandigarh, the city built by Le Corbusier up there in Punjab, and he wasnt very happy (it seems to me rather mediocre I dont know, I havent seen it; I only saw photographs that were dreadful). And when he spoke to me, I saw that he was feeling, Oh, if I had a city to build! So I wrote to him, If you want, I have a city to build. He is so very glad, he is coming. And when he comes, Ill show him my plan, then he will build the city.1
   Adjoining it would be a small dwelling (well, a dwelling that would still have three floors), but not of large dimensions, and it would be the house of H., who would act as keepershe would be the keeper of the pavilion (she wrote me a very nice letter, but she didnt understand all this, of course).
   This is the center.
   All around, there is a circular road that separates the park from the rest of the city. There would probably be an entrance gate (there has to be one) into the park. An entrance gate with a keeper of the gate. The keeper of the gate is a new girl who has come from Africa and has written me a letter saying she wanted to be the keeper of Auroville to let in only the servants of the Truth. (laughing) Its a very nice plan (!) So I will probably put her as keeper of the park, with a little house on the road, at the entrance.
   But the interesting thing is that around this central point, there are four large sections, like four large petals (Mother draws), but the corners of the petals are rounded and there are small intermediate zones: four large sections and four zones. Of course, this is only in the air: on the ground it will be an approximation.
   I will explain myself: the residential section, where there will be the houses of people who will have already subscribed, and all the others who come in their numbers to have a plot in Auroville. That will be towards the Lake.
   The international section We have already approached a number of ambassadors and countries so each country would have its pavilion there: a pavilion for every country (that was my old idea); some have already accepted, anyhow its under way. Each pavilion has its own garden with, as far as possible, a selection of the plants and produce of the country represented. If they have enough money and space, they can also have a sort of small museum or permanent exhibition of the achievements of the country. And the pavilion should be built according to the architecture of the country represented: it should be like a document of information. Then depending on the amount of money they want to put in, they can also have quarters for students, conference rooms, etc., the countrys cuisine, a restaurant of the country they can have all sorts of developments.
   But thats H.s hope: she wants a house where she would be all alone, and next to it a house where I would be all alone the second part is a dream because for me to be all alone you just have to see what goes on! Its a fact, isnt it, so it doesnt go well with the all alone. Solitude must be found within, its the only way. But on the level of life, I will certainly not go and live there, because the Samadhi is here; but I can go there on a visit. For instance, I can go for an opening or certain ceremonieswell have to see, it wont be for years. Its going to take years to be realized.
   So, Auroville is meant more for the outside.
   In the old formation I had made, there had to be a hill and a river. A hill was necessary because Sri Aurobindos house was on top of the hill. But Sri Aurobindo was there, in the center. It was arranged according to the plan of my symbol, that is to say, a central point with Sri Aurobindo and all that concerns Sri Aurobindos life, then four large petals (which werent the same as in this drawing, they were something different), then twelve petals around (the city proper), then around that, there were the disciples residential quarters (you know my symbol: instead of [partition] lines, there are strips; well, the last circular strip formed the residential place of the disciples), and everyone had his house and his garden: a little house and a garden for everyone. And there were means of communication; I wasnt sure if it was individual transportation or collective transportation (like those small open trams in the mountains, you know) that crossed the city in all directions to bring the disciples back to the center of the city. And around all that, there was a wall with entrance gates and guards at each gate, so people entered only with permission. And there was no money: within the walls, no money; at the various entrance gates, people found banks and counters where they deposited their money and received in exchange tickets with which they could have lodging, food, this and that. But no money. And inside, absolutely nothing, no one had any money the tickets were only for visitors, who entered only with a permit. It was a fantastic organization. No money, I didnt want money!
   Oh, Ive forgotten one thing in my plan: I wanted to build a workers housing estate. But it should be part of the industrial section (perhaps an extension on the edge of the industrial section).

0 1965-07-21, #Agenda Vol 06, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   And the last two nights, the activities of the morning, those that take place in the subtle physical with Sri Aurobindo and all the people here, have suddenly become concerned with food! But in a very different form. Its always to give me indications about people, about things. The night before last, there was an amusing incident. You know that Mridu, the fat woman who used to cook for Sri Aurobindo, is in the subtle physical. When she died, Sri Aurobindo (I didnt even know she had died), Sri Aurobindo went to fetch her in her house, then brought her to me and put her at my feet here: thats how I knew she had died (I was told the next morning). But I didnt understand what had happened; I saw Sri Aurobindo go into Mridus house, then come back (laughing) with a small bundle like this, and put it at my feet! I was flabbergasted, I saw it was Mridu, and I ran after Sri Aurobindo to ask him, What on earth does this mean?! Then everything vanished. The next day, I was told she was dead. And she lives like that, in the subtle physical, and I see her very, very often, very often (she is a little better than she was physically, but not much more intelligent!). But the other night, she brought me big prunes (they were this big), and I ate a few, and found them very good; then Pavitra came along, looked at those poor prunes and told me, Oh, you shouldnt eat this, theres mold on it! I remembered it because it amused me. And I looked, saying (laughing), I dont see any mold, and anyway they are very good! And last night, there was a man (whom I know very well, but I cant remember his name) who told me I absolutely must drink milk! (For years and years I havent drunk a drop of milk.) And he showed me the milk saying, You see, you should mix the milk in soup, in this, in that. I wondered, Thats odd, why all of a sudden? I never, ever used to have dreams of food! (They arent dreams, by the way: I am not asleep, I am perfectly conscious.) It began two nights ago: first I ate prunesbig prunes like this then last night, I was told to take milk! But it was so insistent that for a moment this morning I wondered if I should start drinking milk!
   This is also new.

0 1965-08-18, #Agenda Vol 06, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Z lives in the forest with his friend S., in a house built with logs. I saw the photos some time ago. The forest is a marvel.
   But as for me, of course, I knew.

0 1965-09-15a, #Agenda Vol 06, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   I spent my night in a not a hurricane, not a cyclone, but worse than any cyclone. I was in a dark room, with glass panes on all sides (thats symbolic), and through the glass panes, I saw Everywhere I looked, there was wind blowing in all directions and carrying everything away: houses, trees, everything, but everything. Without letup.
   And an infernal noise. It was clear that it should also have carried away the place where I was, but that didnt move.
   And an indication. The place where I was was very large (larger than a house), and I went about: I tried to rest somewhere, but the noise and din was so dreadful that it was impossible, so I got up. There were three people, two of whom have a body and the third doesnt have a body (I know them), and they werent at the same place. The first person was with me, where I wanted to rest, but I said, Its impossible, so I left that place and went to the other end, and there I found the person who doesnt have a body, watching intensely through those glass walls, like that, quite tense (which would tend to prove that it is also taking place in the subtle physical, or even in the most material vital). Oh, no one can ever imagine that. There, I watched for a while, then I left to go back to the place where I was resting (with a slight inner work, saying to myself, Its all right, I will still find the way to get some rest). And on my way, I saw someone (N., not to name him) who was standing in a sort of corridor (but not narrow: a wide corridor), also watching intensely.
   The hurricane didnt quite have the same color (how can I explain this?) in the large place where the person without a body was, and there, in that corridor; in the first place, it was very red, as if all the leaves were red, the trees were red (there were other colors, but red was the dominant color), while in the corridor, the color was muddier. But it was so strong! So strong that it was hard to get out of it.

0 1965-11-06, #Agenda Vol 06, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Youve been in a car at more than sixty miles an hour, havent you? It feels motionless in comparison to that Speed. It wasnt physical since my bed wasnt moving, but it was so swift, so swift that you could feel the friction of speed. And head first: it went head first. It didnt go feet first because I was lying and I didnt go feet first: I went head first, brrf I as if sucked along by something. And my eyes were open. But naturally, the body wasnt movingvisibly, at least, it wasnt moving! Oh, I remember, yes, the night before, it was the house that was moving; I was in a room that was moving with that same swiftness, and I was watching everything hurtling and hurtling past, it was fantastic! And yesterday, it wasnt the house, it was only a sort of column how can I explain? It wasnt a columna strip. I was there on that strip, but I was very tall, I took up a lot of room; there were lots of people, and they were small (Mother draws small figures), a lot, brrf!
   Yes, yes, I remember, the previous night, it was the room that was moving: a square room; and there werent any walls, there were just windows, and it was rushing and rushing, what a race it was! Then everything stopped abruptly, finishednot finished, not stopped: the consciousness changes, there is a reversal of consciousness, so its over.

0 1966-06-25, #Agenda Vol 07, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   There was some repair work to be done in their houseshe showed the workers how they should do it!The workers preferred to go and work elsewhere.
   They all have that, all of them: the arrogance of the European, oh! Because the European is indeed used to dealing with Matter, so he has a certain authority over Matter. Thats true. For instance they are much more orderly (I am talking in a general way, there are exceptions everywhere), they have a certain mastery over Matter that doesnt exist here, and because of that they feel so superior that its disgusting.

0 1966-11-03, #Agenda Vol 07, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   A proof what they want is a scientifically demonstrated proof. But in the first place, are they really referring to the soul? You understand, they are all in a terrible confusion: for them, the soul is just anything. Do they want to prove the existence of the soul, which is eternal, immortal, or the existence of an afterlife? The two things are different. Afterlife has been scientifically proved by cases: there have been quite a few cases of people who in their present life carried on with their previous life. There was the story of that father who died, and the child of a neighboring family gave extraordinary details, things that the dead father alone knew. He alone knew them, and as soon as the child was able to move independently, that is, at the age of five or six, he started trying to lead his former life again; he would say, My children are waiting for me in that house, I must go and look after them! He was a child, yet he said, My children are waiting for me over there. And that house was where he had died. There were quite precise details that the dead father alone knew: he would say, But I put that here, why did it go? All kinds of things like that. This is a fairly recent case. There have been at least four or five recorded cases, therefore there is an afterlife. But what is it that lives after? Of course, in the case of that child, its not the soul, it has nothing to do with the soul: its beings of the Vital1 (the mentalized vital) that remained intact and, because of some special circumstance, reincarnated immediately. So their previous life was still quite fresh. The case of that child seems to me scientifically indisputable because they cant say, He is mad, or Its a hallucinationhe is a child and he speaks of his children. There have been other cases as convincing as this one (I dont remember them). But is this what they want to know? Or do they want to know whether there is a soul and whether it is immortal and In reality, they dont know anything. Its a question put by ignorant people. They should be told in the first place, Excuse me! Before asking questions, you should study the problem.
   There was the story of Ford, who had sent word to Sri Aurobindo and me that he was coming here to ask us the question that tormented him: What happens after death? And he said he was ready to give his fortune to whoever could answer him. Someone had told him, Yes, Sri Aurobindo can answer you. So Ford had sent word that he was preparing to come and ask us his question. And then he died!

0 1966-11-19, #Agenda Vol 07, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Of one who steps unseen into his house.
   Yet another example: Quelquun entrera INAPERU dans sa maison [One who steps UNSEEN into his house]. It came on the screen this morning (so much comes that its impossible to remember, but its so interesting), and when inaperu [unseen] came, I told you, Yes, thats better.5
   Its strange. Its almost (if there were time to remember precisely), its almost like a memory in advance.

0 1966-12-17, #Agenda Vol 07, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Ive seen photographs of the floods in Florence. It seems the water was rushing at forty-five miles an hour! Cars were washed away and dashed against houses. They say it was a tidal wave yet the water was flowing towards the sea (or was it flowing back?). Its very mysterious, at any rate.
   The water was at head level. All the palaces and museums were flooded and they say they were full of grime. So the students are now working to scrape everything clean. Theyre trying to dry the manuscripts. But lots of things have been definitively lost.

0 1967-02-21, #Agenda Vol 08, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Of one who steps unseen into his house.
   A Voice ill-heard shall speak, the soul obey,

0 1967-05-03, #Agenda Vol 08, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   We have a small place called Promesse, where there will be six or eight rooms, an office which will be Aurovilles first administrative office, and also a guest house with a few rooms, five or six rooms for visitors. Its quite a small place, with a pretty garden and trees, on the Madras road. Its on Aurovilles outer border. And so its being built. There will be a lotus pond in the middle and a sort of big bowl, made of marble, I think, on which this text will be engraved (in French) to let people passing by know what Auroville is.

0 1967-05-13, #Agenda Vol 08, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Some have already protested against Thoth (the disciples first ape), if now theres an orang-outan theyll reproach me! Because, naturally, the servants were afraid, even the neighbours, anyway it wasnt to their liking. Once, Thoth walked into the room, so the maid started screaming; the neighbour came (luckily he has enough sense), he remained quiet and simply looked at Thoth, with some severity, probably. Then Thoth left without anything happening. But at other times, when Thoth is not happy, he tears up bed sheets or whatever. Finally the neighbour came and told me the incident (that was long ago). I said to him, You dont know the first thing about animals! Happily you have a peaceful nature, but animals are extremely sensitive to our feelings or sentiments: if you are afraid, they instantly get afraid; if you are angry, they instantly get angry; and if you are gentle, kind, affable, they become gentle, kind, affable. He understood quite well, and ever since all has been well. But he isnt alone in the house. An orang-outan is a big thing, you see!
   That Thoth is really remarkable. Did I tell you what happened when I first saw him? (And I asked Y. very insistently whether she had taught him, but she hadnt said anything at all to himnei ther taught nor said anything.) He came with her, and as soon as he saw me (he was on Y.s arm), he folded his hands! And then he made a speech to me: his mouth moved; there werent any sounds, but his mouth moved. And an expression Then I complimented him, and he immediately leapt onto my knees, curled up in my arms, and went off into a semi-trancestopped moving, kept still. It lasted at least five minutes. After five minutes, I thought, He cant just stay here forever, he should go now!then he opened his eyes and went away! The receptivity is far more remarkable than in human beings. Then he looked around him, looked out of the window, well, took interest in the place. Then he again looked towards me, came back on my knees, and rested against my shoulder.

0 1967-05-27, #Agenda Vol 08, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   He lived for a time in that house at the corner, which has become the Auroville Office, and the roof of that house is uneven (one part is at a certain height, and without warning, it suddenly drops down half a story). Once while he was walking on the roof in meditation, he fell; it seems he had just taken his meal, and he had a blockage. And he claimed he cured himself with an hour of concentration. It may be
   He was very childlike, very enthusiastic, and very boastful at the same time, but with a fervour which was rather fine. A sort of very young enthusiasm. Now he must be rather old. And I always see him in the middle of a large crowd. He knows how to comm and attention. He isnt quite indifferent. But I didnt work to send him away from here: he had quarrelled with someone or other, then started openly receiving a large number of disciples; I said, It would be better if you saw your disciples elsewhere. Then he left.

0 1967-06-21, #Agenda Vol 08, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   The awaited conflict will thus have to put the house of the Mother in order to begin with, at the same time as it will put the other houses of the earth in order.
   The devil will unmask himself and fall headlong into his own trap.
   Indias Falsehood will necessarily attract like falsehoods: those of China and of Pakistan. The communist troubles on Bengals borders are preparing the way for Chinas aggression, and the falsehood of Tashkent has left an open wound in Kashmir. Here India shall receive the blessed blow that will liquidate her untrue government and will give way to a military government that will prepare a more truthful government. Here China shall receive the blow that will free her from her Maoist Asura, while at the same time bringing Russia and America closer together against the common danger. Here Vietnam will lose its two untrue henchmen, in the North and in the South, and will put its own house in order. Here Pakistan will have set its own trap by allying itself with China and will lose its rights over Bengal and the eastern part of India.3 Left only with its western unit, which cannot be economically self-sufficient, Pakistan will be obliged to form a confederation with India and to understand that its destiny is inseparable from that of India. Here a wiser Russia and a wiser America, and a frightened earth, will become aware that they too must form a confederation of the nations of the earth and that the fate of any one nation is inseparable from that of all the others.
   And order will be restored in the house. Man will be able to prepare himself for a vaster adventure.
   Ultimately, everyone commits the errors that will help towards the larger triumph of the Truth.

0 1967-07-26, #Agenda Vol 08, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   I can recall only one instance when I took things seriously, and even then (laugh