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  imagine Heaven, the bridge to sight?

  lucid dreaming (where / who / what does one want badly enough to hold on to through dream)
  the Ferryman

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  my favorite past imaginings
  were they just imaginings?

  impact of unreserved sexual imaginations/fantasies
  imagined relations, giving advice to person, asking for advice from someone.
  imagine if you had a friend of Krishna as a child.

Everything you can imagine is real. ~ Pablo Picasso
  The control over the thoughts and the power of seeing the image of the Mother and Sri Aurobindo in the head are a very good beginning.

  What is the function, the use of the imagination?
  If one knows how to use it, as I said, one can create for oneself his own inner and outer life; one can build his own existence with his imagination, if one knows how to use it and has a power. In fact it is an elementary way of creating, of forming things in the world. I have always felt that if one didn't have the capacity of imagination he would not make any progress. Your imagination always goes ahead of your life. When you think of yourself, usually you imagine what you want to be, don't you, and this goes ahead, then you follow, then it continues to go ahead and you follow. Imagination opens for you the path of realisation. People who are not imaginative - it is very difficult to make them move; they see just what is there before their nose, they feel just what they are moment by moment and they cannot go forward because they are clamped by the immediate thing. It depends a good deal on what one calls imagination.
  Men of science must be having imagination!
  A lot. Otherwise they would never discover anything.
  In fact, what is called imagination is a capacity to project oneself outside realised things and towards things realisable, and then to draw them by the projection. - The Mother

There are three main parts to the actual practice of Guru Yoga: first there is the visualization, next the fervent prayer to the guru, and lastly the receiving of the four empowerments.
~ Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, Guru Yoga, [T2]

see also ::: guided imagery, image streaming, guided meditations (self-made or other), hypnosis and NLP, yoga nidra, lucid dreaming, concentration, the Silence, the Overmind, openness?, the Cup, Thoughtforms

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1. Imagination, caprice, whim, esp. when extravagant and unrestrained. 2. The forming of mental images, esp. wondrous, extravagant or visionary fancy. 3. A mental image, esp. when unreal or fantastic; vision. fantasies.

1. Imagination or fantasy, esp. as exercised in a capricious manner. 2. A mental image or conception. 3. An idea or opinion with little foundation; illusion. 4. A caprice; whim. 5. A sudden or irrational liking for a person or thing. fancy"s, Fancy"s, fancies.

1. The faculty of imagining, or of forming mental images or concepts of what is not actually present to the senses. 2. Mental creative ability. 3. The product of imagining; a conception or mental creation. imagination"s, Imagination"s, imaginations, Imaginations.

(3) If compared with in exemplar, a likeness in accordance with which a thing is made, the correlative will be exemplarily: e.g. the image of Caesar existing in the painter's imagination concurs with the picture of Caesar's image not formally but exemplarily.

Abstractio imaginationis: According to the Scholastics a degree of abstraction below that of reason and above that of the senses, which do abstract from matter, but not from the presence of matter, whereas the imagination abstracts even from the presence of matter, but not from its appendices, or sensible qualities. -- J.J.R.

(a) In contemporary psychology and epistemology: Perception is the apprehension of ordinary sense-objects, such as trees, houses, chairs, etc., on the occasion of sensory stimulation. Perception is distinguished, on the one hand, from sensation (the apprehension of isolated sense qualities) and on the other hand, from higher ideational processes of imagination, remembrance, conception and reasoning. The percept or vehicle of perception consists of actually given sense qualities supplemented by imaginatively supplied qualities which on the basis of earlier experience are ascribed to the perceived object.

(a) Jocose imagination; sympathetic wit.

Also a goblin which, in medieval belief, holds sexual intercourse with human beings, a belief found elsewhere, as in India, where the term used is pisacha. Incubi are sometimes spoken of as of either sex, but properly succuba is used for the female. They are “Ghools, Vampires, and soulless Elementals; formless centres of Life, devoid of sense; in short, subjective protoplasms when left alone, but called into a definite being and form by the creative and diseased imagination of certain mortals” (TG 154). Thus it is the lustful imagination and vitality of the victim that gives these beings their power upon him; without that, they are powerless and not to be feared.

  A mythological, fire-breathing monster, commonly represented with a lion’s head, a goat’s body, and a serpent’s tail. 2. A horrible or unreal creature of the imagination. chimaeras.

Consciousness of the monad, in the emotional envelope (48:2-7).

By nature emotional consciousness is exclusively desire, or what the individual at the emotional stage perceives as dynamic will. At the stage of barbarism, before the individual&

.and active tendencies of the vital and throws them into mental forms (the pure imaginations or dreams of greatness, happiness, etc. in which men indulge are one peculiar form of the vital-min activity). There is still a lower range of the mental in the vita

an order in a hierarchy, required some imagination but not too much ingenuity. It was sufficient

Aquastor: In occultism, a being created by the power of imagination and concentration of thought.

Artifical Spirit ::: An entity, usually, purposefully constructed and constrained by the practitioner's imagination and will. This is often done in order to accomplish some specific goal or objective.

Artificial Elemental ::: Depending on the paradigm and tradition this can take on different meanings. Generally refers to an entity purposefully constructed by the practitioner's imagination and will, but in some traditions there is a distinction between this and an artificial spirit where an artificial elemental is loaded with particular combinations of elemental energy and patterned for a specific purpose. See also Artificial Spirit.

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

Astral Construct ::: An entity constructed through the willpower and imagination of the practitioner in order to accomplish a specific goal. The difference between this and an artificial spirit is more a matter of semantics and scope. Generally astral constructs have goals related to the Astral Plane and are viewed in terms of their effects on that layer of reality. See also Artificial Spirit.

Astral Plane ::: Also Yetzirah. One of the Four Worlds as part of the Kabbalistic map of reality. A realm of reality situated between the Physical and Mental Planes that serves as the abode of the imagination. This is the foundation upon which the capacity to visualize exists and is where the ability to express many emotional archetypes originates. The most "real" aspects of experiences of astral projection, visionary journeys, and dreams tend to be found in this layer. See also Astral Projection.

Astral Projection ::: The ability to firmly focus one's awareness within a form (sheath) envisioned in the Astral Plane. Through practice this allows for exploring the realm of individual and collective imagination lucidly and persistently. See also Astral Plane.

Atmosphere Any of various aery spheres enveloping a globe. On earth the lowest is familiar air, but there are others in the ethereal realms beyond, and the word is applied to mahat and manas, as mythologically represented by Indra, god of the firmament, the personified atmosphere (SD 2:614). However, mahat and its ray in the human being, manas, are far beyond in quality and ethereality anything that the human imagination understands by atmosphere — unless it is endowed with the mystical sense that spiritus had among the philosophic ancients.

Aufklärung: In general, this German word and its English equivalent Enlightenment denote the self-emancipation of man from mere authority, prejudice, convention and tradition, with an insistence on freer thinking about problems uncritically referred to these other agencies. According to Kant's famous definition "Enlightenment is the liberation of man from his self-caused state of minority, which is the incapacity of using one's understanding without the direction of another. This state of minority is caused when its source lies not in the lack of understanding, but in the lack of determination and courage to use it without the assistance of another" (Was ist Aufklärung? 1784). In its historical perspective, the Aufklärung refers to the cultural atmosphere and contrlbutions of the 18th century, especially in Germany, France and England [which affected also American thought with B. Franklin, T. Paine and the leaders of the Revolution]. It crystallized tendencies emphasized by the Renaissance, and quickened by modern scepticism and empiricism, and by the great scientific discoveries of the 17th century. This movement, which was represented by men of varying tendencies, gave an impetus to general learning, a more popular philosophy, empirical science, scriptural criticism, social and political thought. More especially, the word Aufklärung is applied to the German contributions to 18th century culture. In philosophy, its principal representatives are G. E. Lessing (1729-81) who believed in free speech and in a methodical criticism of religion, without being a free-thinker; H. S. Reimarus (1694-1768) who expounded a naturalistic philosophy and denied the supernatural origin of Christianity; Moses Mendelssohn (1729-86) who endeavoured to mitigate prejudices and developed a popular common-sense philosophy; Chr. Wolff (1679-1754), J. A. Eberhard (1739-1809) who followed the Leibnizian rationalism and criticized unsuccessfully Kant and Fichte; and J. G. Herder (1744-1803) who was best as an interpreter of others, but whose intuitional suggestions have borne fruit in the organic correlation of the sciences, and in questions of language in relation to human nature and to national character. The works of Kant and Goethe mark the culmination of the German Enlightenment. Cf. J. G. Hibben, Philosophy of the Enlightenment, 1910. --T.G. Augustinianism: The thought of St. Augustine of Hippo, and of his followers. Born in 354 at Tagaste in N. Africa, A. studied rhetoric in Carthage, taught that subject there and in Rome and Milan. Attracted successively to Manicheanism, Scepticism, and Neo-Platontsm, A. eventually found intellectual and moral peace with his conversion to Christianity in his thirty-fourth year. Returning to Africa, he established numerous monasteries, became a priest in 391, Bishop of Hippo in 395. Augustine wrote much: On Free Choice, Confessions, Literal Commentary on Genesis, On the Trinity, and City of God, are his most noted works. He died in 430.   St. Augustine's characteristic method, an inward empiricism which has little in common with later variants, starts from things without, proceeds within to the self, and moves upwards to God. These three poles of the Augustinian dialectic are polarized by his doctrine of moderate illuminism. An ontological illumination is required to explain the metaphysical structure of things. The truth of judgment demands a noetic illumination. A moral illumination is necessary in the order of willing; and so, too, an lllumination of art in the aesthetic order. Other illuminations which transcend the natural order do not come within the scope of philosophy; they provide the wisdoms of theology and mysticism. Every being is illuminated ontologically by number, form, unity and its derivatives, and order. A thing is what it is, in so far as it is more or less flooded by the light of these ontological constituents.   Sensation is necessary in order to know material substances. There is certainly an action of the external object on the body and a corresponding passion of the body, but, as the soul is superior to the body and can suffer nothing from its inferior, sensation must be an action, not a passion, of the soul. Sensation takes place only when the observing soul, dynamically on guard throughout the body, is vitally attentive to the changes suffered by the body. However, an adequate basis for the knowledge of intellectual truth is not found in sensation alone. In order to know, for example, that a body is multiple, the idea of unity must be present already, otherwise its multiplicity could not be recognized. If numbers are not drawn in by the bodily senses which perceive only the contingent and passing, is the mind the source of the unchanging and necessary truth of numbers? The mind of man is also contingent and mutable, and cannot give what it does not possess. As ideas are not innate, nor remembered from a previous existence of the soul, they can be accounted for only by an immutable source higher than the soul. In so far as man is endowed with an intellect, he is a being naturally illuminated by God, Who may be compared to an intelligible sun. The human intellect does not create the laws of thought; it finds them and submits to them. The immediate intuition of these normative rules does not carry any content, thus any trace of ontologism is avoided.   Things have forms because they have numbers, and they have being in so far as they possess form. The sufficient explanation of all formable, and hence changeable, things is an immutable and eternal form which is unrestricted in time and space. The forms or ideas of all things actually existing in the world are in the things themselves (as rationes seminales) and in the Divine Mind (as rationes aeternae). Nothing could exist without unity, for to be is no other than to be one. There is a unity proper to each level of being, a unity of the material individual and species, of the soul, and of that union of souls in the love of the same good, which union constitutes the city. Order, also, is ontologically imbibed by all beings. To tend to being is to tend to order; order secures being, disorder leads to non-being. Order is the distribution which allots things equal and unequal each to its own place and integrates an ensemble of parts in accordance with an end. Hence, peace is defined as the tranquillity of order. Just as things have their being from their forms, the order of parts, and their numerical relations, so too their beauty is not something superadded, but the shining out of all their intelligible co-ingredients.   S. Aurelii Augustini, Opera Omnia, Migne, PL 32-47; (a critical edition of some works will be found in the Corpus Scriptorum Ecclesiasticorum Latinorum, Vienna). Gilson, E., Introd. a l'etude de s. Augustin, (Paris, 1931) contains very good bibliography up to 1927, pp. 309-331. Pope, H., St. Augustine of Hippo, (London, 1937). Chapman, E., St. Augustine's Philos. of Beauty, (N. Y., 1939). Figgis, J. N., The Political Aspects of St. Augustine's "City of God", (London, 1921). --E.C. Authenticity: In a general sense, genuineness, truth according to its title. It involves sometimes a direct and personal characteristic (Whitehead speaks of "authentic feelings").   This word also refers to problems of fundamental criticism involving title, tradition, authorship and evidence. These problems are vital in theology, and basic in scholarship with regard to the interpretation of texts and doctrines. --T.G. Authoritarianism: That theory of knowledge which maintains that the truth of any proposition is determined by the fact of its having been asserted by a certain esteemed individual or group of individuals. Cf. H. Newman, Grammar of Assent; C. S. Peirce, "Fixation of Belief," in Chance, Love and Logic, ed. M. R. Cohen. --A.C.B. Autistic thinking: Absorption in fanciful or wishful thinking without proper control by objective or factual material; day dreaming; undisciplined imagination. --A.C.B. Automaton Theory: Theory that a living organism may be considered a mere machine. See Automatism. Automatism: (Gr. automatos, self-moving) (a) In metaphysics: Theory that animal and human organisms are automata, that is to say, are machines governed by the laws of physics and mechanics. Automatism, as propounded by Descartes, considered the lower animals to be pure automata (Letter to Henry More, 1649) and man a machine controlled by a rational soul (Treatise on Man). Pure automatism for man as well as animals is advocated by La Mettrie (Man, a Machine, 1748). During the Nineteenth century, automatism, combined with epiphenomenalism, was advanced by Hodgson, Huxley and Clifford. (Cf. W. James, The Principles of Psychology, Vol. I, ch. V.) Behaviorism, of the extreme sort, is the most recent version of automatism (See Behaviorism).   (b) In psychology: Psychological automatism is the performance of apparently purposeful actions, like automatic writing without the superintendence of the conscious mind. L. C. Rosenfield, From Beast Machine to Man Machine, N. Y., 1941. --L.W. Automatism, Conscious: The automatism of Hodgson, Huxley, and Clifford which considers man a machine to which mind or consciousness is superadded; the mind of man is, however, causally ineffectual. See Automatism; Epiphenomenalism. --L.W. Autonomy: (Gr. autonomia, independence) Freedom consisting in self-determination and independence of all external constraint. See Freedom. Kant defines autonomy of the will as subjection of the will to its own law, the categorical imperative, in contrast to heteronomy, its subjection to a law or end outside the rational will. (Fundamental Principles of the Metaphysics of Morals, § 2.) --L.W. Autonomy of ethics: A doctrine, usually propounded by intuitionists, that ethics is not a part of, and cannot be derived from, either metaphysics or any of the natural or social sciences. See Intuitionism, Metaphysical ethics, Naturalistic ethics. --W.K.F. Autonomy of the will: (in Kant's ethics) The freedom of the rational will to legislate to itself, which constitutes the basis for the autonomy of the moral law. --P.A.S. Autonymy: In the terminology introduced by Carnap, a word (phrase, symbol, expression) is autonymous if it is used as a name for itself --for the geometric shape, sound, etc. which it exemplifies, or for the word as a historical and grammatical unit. Autonymy is thus the same as the Scholastic suppositio matertalis (q. v.), although the viewpoint is different. --A.C. Autotelic: (from Gr. autos, self, and telos, end) Said of any absorbing activity engaged in for its own sake (cf. German Selbstzweck), such as higher mathematics, chess, etc. In aesthetics, applied to creative art and play which lack any conscious reference to the accomplishment of something useful. In the view of some, it may constitute something beneficent in itself of which the person following his art impulse (q.v.) or playing is unaware, thus approaching a heterotelic (q.v.) conception. --K.F.L. Avenarius, Richard: (1843-1896) German philosopher who expressed his thought in an elaborate and novel terminology in the hope of constructing a symbolic language for philosophy, like that of mathematics --the consequence of his Spinoza studies. As the most influential apostle of pure experience, the posltivistic motive reaches in him an extreme position. Insisting on the biologic and economic function of thought, he thought the true method of science is to cure speculative excesses by a return to pure experience devoid of all assumptions. Philosophy is the scientific effort to exclude from knowledge all ideas not included in the given. Its task is to expel all extraneous elements in the given. His uncritical use of the category of the given and the nominalistic view that logical relations are created rather than discovered by thought, leads him to banish not only animism but also all of the categories, substance, causality, etc., as inventions of the mind. Explaining the evolution and devolution of the problematization and deproblematization of numerous ideas, and aiming to give the natural history of problems, Avenarius sought to show physiologically, psychologically and historically under what conditions they emerge, are challenged and are solved. He hypothesized a System C, a bodily and central nervous system upon which consciousness depends. R-values are the stimuli received from the world of objects. E-values are the statements of experience. The brain changes that continually oscillate about an ideal point of balance are termed Vitalerhaltungsmaximum. The E-values are differentiated into elements, to which the sense-perceptions or the content of experience belong, and characters, to which belongs everything which psychology describes as feelings and attitudes. Avenarius describes in symbolic form a series of states from balance to balance, termed vital series, all describing a series of changes in System C. Inequalities in the vital balance give rise to vital differences. According to his theory there are two vital series. It assumes a series of brain changes because parallel series of conscious states can be observed. The independent vital series are physical, and the dependent vital series are psychological. The two together are practically covariants. In the case of a process as a dependent vital series three stages can be noted: first, the appearance of the problem, expressed as strain, restlessness, desire, fear, doubt, pain, repentance, delusion; the second, the continued effort and struggle to solve the problem; and finally, the appearance of the solution, characterized by abating anxiety, a feeling of triumph and enjoyment.   Corresponding to these three stages of the dependent series are three stages of the independent series: the appearance of the vital difference and a departure from balance in the System C, the continuance with an approximate vital difference, and lastly, the reduction of the vital difference to zero, the return to stability. By making room for dependent and independent experiences, he showed that physics regards experience as independent of the experiencing indlvidual, and psychology views experience as dependent upon the individual. He greatly influenced Mach and James (q.v.). See Avenarius, Empirio-criticism, Experience, pure. Main works: Kritik der reinen Erfahrung; Der menschliche Weltbegriff. --H.H. Averroes: (Mohammed ibn Roshd) Known to the Scholastics as The Commentator, and mentioned as the author of il gran commento by Dante (Inf. IV. 68) he was born 1126 at Cordova (Spain), studied theology, law, medicine, mathematics, and philosophy, became after having been judge in Sevilla and Cordova, physician to the khalifah Jaqub Jusuf, and charged with writing a commentary on the works of Aristotle. Al-mansur, Jusuf's successor, deprived him of his place because of accusations of unorthodoxy. He died 1198 in Morocco. Averroes is not so much an original philosopher as the author of a minute commentary on the whole works of Aristotle. His procedure was imitated later by Aquinas. In his interpretation of Aristotelian metaphysics Averroes teaches the coeternity of a universe created ex nihilo. This doctrine formed together with the notion of a numerical unity of the active intellect became one of the controversial points in the discussions between the followers of Albert-Thomas and the Latin Averroists. Averroes assumed that man possesses only a disposition for receiving the intellect coming from without; he identifies this disposition with the possible intellect which thus is not truly intellectual by nature. The notion of one intellect common to all men does away with the doctrine of personal immortality. Another doctrine which probably was emphasized more by the Latin Averroists (and by the adversaries among Averroes' contemporaries) is the famous statement about "two-fold truth", viz. that a proposition may be theologically true and philosophically false and vice versa. Averroes taught that religion expresses the (higher) philosophical truth by means of religious imagery; the "two-truth notion" came apparently into the Latin text through a misinterpretation on the part of the translators. The works of Averroes were one of the main sources of medieval Aristotelianlsm, before and even after the original texts had been translated. The interpretation the Latin Averroists found in their texts of the "Commentator" spread in spite of opposition and condemnation. See Averroism, Latin. Averroes, Opera, Venetiis, 1553. M. Horten, Die Metaphysik des Averroes, 1912. P. Mandonnet, Siger de Brabant et l'Averroisme Latin, 2d ed., Louvain, 1911. --R.A. Averroism, Latin: The commentaries on Aristotle written by Averroes (Ibn Roshd) in the 12th century became known to the Western scholars in translations by Michael Scottus, Hermannus Alemannus, and others at the beginning of the 13th century. Many works of Aristotle were also known first by such translations from Arabian texts, though there existed translations from the Greek originals at the same time (Grabmann). The Averroistic interpretation of Aristotle was held to be the true one by many; but already Albert the Great pointed out several notions which he felt to be incompatible with the principles of Christian philosophy, although he relied for the rest on the "Commentator" and apparently hardly used any other text. Aquinas, basing his studies mostly on a translation from the Greek texts, procured for him by William of Moerbecke, criticized the Averroistic interpretation in many points. But the teachings of the Commentator became the foundation for a whole school of philosophers, represented first by the Faculty of Arts at Paris. The most prominent of these scholars was Siger of Brabant. The philosophy of these men was condemned on March 7th, 1277 by Stephen Tempier, Bishop of Paris, after a first condemnation of Aristotelianism in 1210 had gradually come to be neglected. The 219 theses condemned in 1277, however, contain also some of Aquinas which later were generally recognized an orthodox. The Averroistic propositions which aroused the criticism of the ecclesiastic authorities and which had been opposed with great energy by Albert and Thomas refer mostly to the following points: The co-eternity of the created word; the numerical identity of the intellect in all men, the so-called two-fold-truth theory stating that a proposition may be philosophically true although theologically false. Regarding the first point Thomas argued that there is no philosophical proof, either for the co-eternity or against it; creation is an article of faith. The unity of intellect was rejected as incompatible with the true notion of person and with personal immortality. It is doubtful whether Averroes himself held the two-truths theory; it was, however, taught by the Latin Averroists who, notwithstanding the opposition of the Church and the Thomistic philosophers, gained a great influence and soon dominated many universities, especially in Italy. Thomas and his followers were convinced that they interpreted Aristotle correctly and that the Averroists were wrong; one has, however, to admit that certain passages in Aristotle allow for the Averroistic interpretation, especially in regard to the theory of intellect.   Lit.: P. Mandonnet, Siger de Brabant et l'Averroisme Latin au XIIIe Siecle, 2d. ed. Louvain, 1911; M. Grabmann, Forschungen über die lateinischen Aristotelesübersetzungen des XIII. Jahrhunderts, Münster 1916 (Beitr. z. Gesch. Phil. d. MA. Vol. 17, H. 5-6). --R.A. Avesta: See Zendavesta. Avicehron: (or Avencebrol, Salomon ibn Gabirol) The first Jewish philosopher in Spain, born in Malaga 1020, died about 1070, poet, philosopher, and moralist. His main work, Fons vitae, became influential and was much quoted by the Scholastics. It has been preserved only in the Latin translation by Gundissalinus. His doctrine of a spiritual substance individualizing also the pure spirits or separate forms was opposed by Aquinas already in his first treatise De ente, but found favor with the medieval Augustinians also later in the 13th century. He also teaches the necessity of a mediator between God and the created world; such a mediator he finds in the Divine Will proceeding from God and creating, conserving, and moving the world. His cosmogony shows a definitely Neo-Platonic shade and assumes a series of emanations. Cl. Baeumker, Avencebrolis Fons vitae. Beitr. z. Gesch. d. Philos. d. MA. 1892-1895, Vol. I. Joh. Wittman, Die Stellung des hl. Thomas von Aquino zu Avencebrol, ibid. 1900. Vol. III. --R.A. Avicenna: (Abu Ali al Hosain ibn Abdallah ibn Sina) Born 980 in the country of Bocchara, began to write in young years, left more than 100 works, taught in Ispahan, was physician to several Persian princes, and died at Hamadan in 1037. His fame as physician survived his influence as philosopher in the Occident. His medical works were printed still in the 17th century. His philosophy is contained in 18 vols. of a comprehensive encyclopedia, following the tradition of Al Kindi and Al Farabi. Logic, Physics, Mathematics and Metaphysics form the parts of this work. His philosophy is Aristotelian with noticeable Neo-Platonic influences. His doctrine of the universal existing ante res in God, in rebus as the universal nature of the particulars, and post res in the human mind by way of abstraction became a fundamental thesis of medieval Aristotelianism. He sharply distinguished between the logical and the ontological universal, denying to the latter the true nature of form in the composite. The principle of individuation is matter, eternally existent. Latin translations attributed to Avicenna the notion that existence is an accident to essence (see e.g. Guilelmus Parisiensis, De Universo). The process adopted by Avicenna was one of paraphrasis of the Aristotelian texts with many original thoughts interspersed. His works were translated into Latin by Dominicus Gundissalinus (Gondisalvi) with the assistance of Avendeath ibn Daud. This translation started, when it became more generally known, the "revival of Aristotle" at the end of the 12th and the beginning of the 13th century. Albert the Great and Aquinas professed, notwithstanding their critical attitude, a great admiration for Avicenna whom the Arabs used to call the "third Aristotle". But in the Orient, Avicenna's influence declined soon, overcome by the opposition of the orthodox theologians. Avicenna, Opera, Venetiis, 1495; l508; 1546. M. Horten, Das Buch der Genesung der Seele, eine philosophische Enzyklopaedie Avicenna's; XIII. Teil: Die Metaphysik. Halle a. S. 1907-1909. R. de Vaux, Notes et textes sur l'Avicennisme Latin, Bibl. Thomiste XX, Paris, 1934. --R.A. Avidya: (Skr.) Nescience; ignorance; the state of mind unaware of true reality; an equivalent of maya (q.v.); also a condition of pure awareness prior to the universal process of evolution through gradual differentiation into the elements and factors of knowledge. --K.F.L. Avyakta: (Skr.) "Unmanifest", descriptive of or standing for brahman (q.v.) in one of its or "his" aspects, symbolizing the superabundance of the creative principle, or designating the condition of the universe not yet become phenomenal (aja, unborn). --K.F.L. Awareness: Consciousness considered in its aspect of act; an act of attentive awareness such as the sensing of a color patch or the feeling of pain is distinguished from the content attended to, the sensed color patch, the felt pain. The psychologlcal theory of intentional act was advanced by F. Brentano (Psychologie vom empirischen Standpunkte) and received its epistemological development by Meinong, Husserl, Moore, Laird and Broad. See Intentionalism. --L.W. Axiological: (Ger. axiologisch) In Husserl: Of or pertaining to value or theory of value (the latter term understood as including disvalue and value-indifference). --D.C. Axiological ethics: Any ethics which makes the theory of obligation entirely dependent on the theory of value, by making the determination of the rightness of an action wholly dependent on a consideration of the value or goodness of something, e.g. the action itself, its motive, or its consequences, actual or probable. Opposed to deontological ethics. See also teleological ethics. --W.K.F. Axiologic Realism: In metaphysics, theory that value as well as logic, qualities as well as relations, have their being and exist external to the mind and independently of it. Applicable to the philosophy of many though not all realists in the history of philosophy, from Plato to G. E. Moore, A. N. Whitehead, and N, Hartmann. --J.K.F. Axiology: (Gr. axios, of like value, worthy, and logos, account, reason, theory). Modern term for theory of value (the desired, preferred, good), investigation of its nature, criteria, and metaphysical status. Had its rise in Plato's theory of Forms or Ideas (Idea of the Good); was developed in Aristotle's Organon, Ethics, Poetics, and Metaphysics (Book Lambda). Stoics and Epicureans investigated the summum bonum. Christian philosophy (St. Thomas) built on Aristotle's identification of highest value with final cause in God as "a living being, eternal, most good."   In modern thought, apart from scholasticism and the system of Spinoza (Ethica, 1677), in which values are metaphysically grounded, the various values were investigated in separate sciences, until Kant's Critiques, in which the relations of knowledge to moral, aesthetic, and religious values were examined. In Hegel's idealism, morality, art, religion, and philosophy were made the capstone of his dialectic. R. H. Lotze "sought in that which should be the ground of that which is" (Metaphysik, 1879). Nineteenth century evolutionary theory, anthropology, sociology, psychology, and economics subjected value experience to empirical analysis, and stress was again laid on the diversity and relativity of value phenomena rather than on their unity and metaphysical nature. F. Nietzsche's Also Sprach Zarathustra (1883-1885) and Zur Genealogie der Moral (1887) aroused new interest in the nature of value. F. Brentano, Vom Ursprung sittlicher Erkenntnis (1889), identified value with love.   In the twentieth century the term axiology was apparently first applied by Paul Lapie (Logique de la volonte, 1902) and E. von Hartmann (Grundriss der Axiologie, 1908). Stimulated by Ehrenfels (System der Werttheorie, 1897), Meinong (Psychologisch-ethische Untersuchungen zur Werttheorie, 1894-1899), and Simmel (Philosophie des Geldes, 1900). W. M. Urban wrote the first systematic treatment of axiology in English (Valuation, 1909), phenomenological in method under J. M. Baldwin's influence. Meanwhile H. Münsterberg wrote a neo-Fichtean system of values (The Eternal Values, 1909).   Among important recent contributions are: B. Bosanquet, The Principle of Individuality and Value (1912), a free reinterpretation of Hegelianism; W. R. Sorley, Moral Values and the Idea of God (1918, 1921), defending a metaphysical theism; S. Alexander, Space, Time, and Deity (1920), realistic and naturalistic; N. Hartmann, Ethik (1926), detailed analysis of types and laws of value; R. B. Perry's magnum opus, General Theory of Value (1926), "its meaning and basic principles construed in terms of interest"; and J. Laird, The Idea of Value (1929), noteworthy for historical exposition. A naturalistic theory has been developed by J. Dewey (Theory of Valuation, 1939), for which "not only is science itself a value . . . but it is the supreme means of the valid determination of all valuations." A. J. Ayer, Language, Truth and Logic (1936) expounds the view of logical positivism that value is "nonsense." J. Hessen, Wertphilosophie (1937), provides an account of recent German axiology from a neo-scholastic standpoint.   The problems of axiology fall into four main groups, namely, those concerning (1) the nature of value, (2) the types of value, (3) the criterion of value, and (4) the metaphysical status of value.   (1) The nature of value experience. Is valuation fulfillment of desire (voluntarism: Spinoza, Ehrenfels), pleasure (hedonism: Epicurus, Bentham, Meinong), interest (Perry), preference (Martineau), pure rational will (formalism: Stoics, Kant, Royce), apprehension of tertiary qualities (Santayana), synoptic experience of the unity of personality (personalism: T. H. Green, Bowne), any experience that contributes to enhanced life (evolutionism: Nietzsche), or "the relation of things as means to the end or consequence actually reached" (pragmatism, instrumentalism: Dewey).   (2) The types of value. Most axiologists distinguish between intrinsic (consummatory) values (ends), prized for their own sake, and instrumental (contributory) values (means), which are causes (whether as economic goods or as natural events) of intrinsic values. Most intrinsic values are also instrumental to further value experience; some instrumental values are neutral or even disvaluable intrinsically. Commonly recognized as intrinsic values are the (morally) good, the true, the beautiful, and the holy. Values of play, of work, of association, and of bodily well-being are also acknowledged. Some (with Montague) question whether the true is properly to be regarded as a value, since some truth is disvaluable, some neutral; but love of truth, regardless of consequences, seems to establish the value of truth. There is disagreement about whether the holy (religious value) is a unique type (Schleiermacher, Otto), or an attitude toward other values (Kant, Höffding), or a combination of the two (Hocking). There is also disagreement about whether the variety of values is irreducible (pluralism) or whether all values are rationally related in a hierarchy or system (Plato, Hegel, Sorley), in which values interpenetrate or coalesce into a total experience.   (3) The criterion of value. The standard for testing values is influenced by both psychological and logical theory. Hedonists find the standard in the quantity of pleasure derived by the individual (Aristippus) or society (Bentham). Intuitionists appeal to an ultimate insight into preference (Martineau, Brentano). Some idealists recognize an objective system of rational norms or ideals as criterion (Plato, Windelband), while others lay more stress on rational wholeness and coherence (Hegel, Bosanquet, Paton) or inclusiveness (T. H. Green). Naturalists find biological survival or adjustment (Dewey) to be the standard. Despite differences, there is much in common in the results of the application of these criteria.   (4) The metaphysical status of value. What is the relation of values to the facts investigated by natural science (Koehler), of Sein to Sollen (Lotze, Rickert), of human experience of value to reality independent of man (Hegel, Pringle-Pattlson, Spaulding)? There are three main answers:   subjectivism (value is entirely dependent on and relative to human experience of it: so most hedonists, naturalists, positivists);   logical objectivism (values are logical essences or subsistences, independent of their being known, yet with no existential status or action in reality);   metaphysical objectivism (values   --or norms or ideals   --are integral, objective, and active constituents of the metaphysically real: so theists, absolutists, and certain realists and naturalists like S. Alexander and Wieman). --E.S.B. Axiom: See Mathematics. Axiomatic method: That method of constructing a deductive system consisting of deducing by specified rules all statements of the system save a given few from those given few, which are regarded as axioms or postulates of the system. See Mathematics. --C.A.B. Ayam atma brahma: (Skr.) "This self is brahman", famous quotation from Brhadaranyaka Upanishad 2.5.19, one of many alluding to the central theme of the Upanishads, i.e., the identity of the human and divine or cosmic. --K.F.L.

Bacon's theory of poetry also deserves consideration. Whereas reason adapts the mind to the nature of things, and science conquers nature by obeying her, poetry submits the shows of things to the desires of the mind and overcomes nature by allowing us in our imagination to escape from her. Out of present experience and the record of history, poetry builds its narrative and dramatic fancies. But it may also, in allegory and parable, picture symbolically scientific and philosophic truths and religious mysteries -- in which case it creates mythologies. Fr. Bacon, Works, 7 vols., 1857, ed. Spedding and Ellis. -- B.A.G.F.

Baroque: A style of art, produced especially in the 17th century, considered by classicists a type of false art; by romantictists a product of magic imagination. -- L.V.

belles-lettres ::: n. pl. --> Polite or elegant literature; the humanities; -- used somewhat vaguely for literary works in which imagination and taste are predominant.

Bhava: Attitude, mostly expressing a particular relationship God; any of the five such attitudes prescribed by Vaishnavism, viz., Santa, Dasya, Sakhya, Vatsalya and Madhurya (of peace, of servant, of friend, of maternal, and of a lover, respectively); mental attitude, feeling; subjective state of being; attitude of mind; state of realisation in the heart or mind; right feeling and frame of mind; right intention; right imagination; right mental disposition; purity of thought.

Bhavana-sakti: Power of imagination.

imaginational ::: a. --> Pertaining to, involving, or caused by, imagination.

imaginationalism ::: n. --> Idealism.

imagination: is the ability to form mental images, or the ability to spontaneously generate images within one's own mind.

imagination ::: n. --> The imagine-making power of the mind; the power to create or reproduce ideally an object of sense previously perceived; the power to call up mental imagines.
The representative power; the power to reconstruct or recombine the materials furnished by direct apprehension; the complex faculty usually termed the plastic or creative power; the fancy.
The power to recombine the materials furnished by experience or memory, for the accomplishment of an elevated purpose;

imagination ::: “… our mind has the faculty of imagination; it can create and take as true and real its own mental structures: . . . . Our mental imagination is an instrument of Ignorance; it is the resort or device or refuge of a limited capacity of knowledge, a limited capacity of effective action. Mind supplements these deficiencies by its power of imagination: it uses it to extract from things obvious and visible the things that are not obvious and visible; it undertakes to create its own figures of the possible and the impossible; it erects illusory actuals or draws figures of a conjectured or constructed truth of things that are not true to outer experience. That is at least the appearance of its operation; but, in reality, it is the mind’s way or one of its ways of summoning out of Being its infinite possibilities, even of discovering or capturing the unknown possibilities of the Infinite.” The Life Divine


imaginations, mental images.

imagination, visualization, fancy, fantasy, idea.

buddhi ::: intelligence; the thinking mind, the highest normal faculty of the antah.karan.a, also called the manasa buddhi or mental reason, whose three forms are the habitual mind, pragmatic reason and truth-seeking reason. The buddhi as "the discerning intelligence and the enlightened will" is "in its nature thought-power and will-power of the Spirit turned into the lower form of a mental activity" and thus "an intermediary between a much higher Truth-mind not now in our active possession, which is the direct instrument of Spirit, and the physical life of the human mind evolved in body"; its powers of perception, imagination, reasoning and judgment correspond respectively to the higher faculties of revelation, inspiration, intuition and discrimination belonging to vijñana, which may act in the mind to create "a higher form of the buddhi that can be called the intuitive mind" or vijñanabuddhi. In compound expressions, the word buddhi sometimes refers to a particular mentality or state of consciousness and may be translated "sense of", as in dasyabuddhi, "sense of surrender".

"But the gnosis is not only light, it is force; it is creative knowledge, it is the self-effective truth of the divine Idea. This idea is not creative imagination, not something that constructs in a void, but light and power of eternal substance, truth-light full of truth-force; and it brings out what is latent in being, it does not create a fiction that never was in being.” The Synthesis of Yoga

“But the gnosis is not only light, it is force; it is creative knowledge, it is the self-effective truth of the divine Idea. This idea is not creative imagination, not something that constructs in a void, but light and power of eternal substance, truth-light full of truth-force; and it brings out what is latent in being, it does not create a fiction that never was in being.” The Synthesis of Yoga

Ceremonies, Ceremonials, Sacred- Originally and essentially acts of magic, designed to bring about particular and definite results, but now almost wholly ritual observances performed from habit, from unthinking reverence to misunderstood tradition, or merely to impress the devotional imagination. The anointing of a candidate in the Mysteries was actually the completion of a process which began on higher planes and in the candidate’s inner nature, not a mere symbol intended to fix his attention or to impress his mind. In two of its ecclesiastical analogs, baptism and confirmation, we find them regarded by some churches as the “outward and visible sign of an inward and spiritual grace,” and by others as an actual conveying of grace to the candidate; and the same with other Church sacraments. In real ceremonial magic this is fully recognized, and success depends upon the exact fulfillment of the necessary conditions; similarly in white magic, but the knowledge and proficiency required for the fulfillment of the requisite conditions is apparently beyond the attainments of the great multitude of people today. It comes only in higher degrees of chelaship and is carefully guarded from profanation. For ceremonial magic, whether white or black, means the evocation of various forces of nature, stronger or weaker depending upon their nature, demanding for their control a resolute will, an inflexible mind, and an immaculately pure heart. Ceremonies performed in ignorance may be as barren of results as a static electric machine worked in a fog.

chimaera ::: 1. A mythological, fire-breathing monster, commonly represented with a lion"s head, a goat"s body, and a serpent"s tail. 2. A horrible or unreal creature of the imagination. chimaeras.

chimera ::: n. --> A monster represented as vomiting flames, and as having the head of a lion, the body of a goat, and the tail of a dragon.
A vain, foolish, or incongruous fancy, or creature of the imagination; as, the chimera of an author.

Chuang Tzu: (Chuang Chou, Chuing Chi-yuan, between 399 and 295 B.C.) The second greatest Taoist, was once a petty officer in his native state, Meng (in present Honan), in the revolutionary and romantic south. A little-travelled scholar, he declined a premiership in favor of freedom and peace. His love of nature, his vivid imagination and subtle logic make his works masterpieces of an exquisite style. Only the first seven and a few other chapters of Chuang Tzu (English transl. by H. (Giles and by Feng Yu-lan) are authentic. -- W.T.C.

Citta: (Skr.) In the philosophy of the Yogasutras (q.v.) the phenomenal form of mind as the first creation of prakrti (q.v.) which is differentiated into mental states (vrttis), such as true and false knowledge, imagination, memory, sleep. These states being of the active, need restraining (citta-vrtti nirodha; cf. Yoga) in order to have the true and abiding nature of self (purusa) come into its own. -- K.F.L.

code grinder "jargon, abuse" A {suit}-wearing minion of the sort hired in legion strength by banks and insurance companies in the {Real World} to implement payroll packages in {RPG} and other such unspeakable horrors. In its native habitat, the code grinder often removes the suit jacket to reveal an underplumage consisting of button-down shirt (starch optional) and a tie. In times of dire stress, the sleeves (if long) may be rolled up and the tie loosened about half an inch. It seldom helps. The {code grinder}'s milieu is about as far from hackerdom as one can get and still touch a computer; the term connotes pity. Used of or to a {hacker}, this term is a really serious slur on the person's creative ability; it connotes a design style characterised by primitive technique, rule-boundedness, {brute force} and utter lack of imagination. Compare {card walloper}. Contrast {real programmer}. [{Jargon File}] (1994-11-11)

code grinder ::: (jargon, abuse) A suit-wearing minion of the sort hired in legion strength by banks and insurance companies in the Real World to implement payroll seldom helps. The code grinder's milieu is about as far from hackerdom as one can get and still touch a computer; the term connotes pity.Used of or to a hacker, this term is a really serious slur on the person's creative ability; it connotes a design style characterised by primitive technique, rule-boundedness, brute force and utter lack of imagination.Compare card walloper. Contrast real programmer.[Jargon File] (1994-11-11)

Cognitive Meaning, Cognitive Sentence: See Meaning, Kinds of, 1. Cognoscendum: (pl. cognoscenda) (Lat. cognoscere, to know) The object of a cognition. Cognoscenda may be real and existent e.g. in veridical perception and memory; abstract and ideal e.g. in conception and valuation; fictitious, e.g. in imagination and hallucination. See Object, Objective. -- L.W.

compass ::: n. --> A passing round; circuit; circuitous course.
An inclosing limit; boundary; circumference; as, within the compass of an encircling wall.
An inclosed space; an area; extent.
Extent; reach; sweep; capacity; sphere; as, the compass of his eye; the compass of imagination.
Moderate bounds, limits of truth; moderation; due limits; -- used with within.

conceit ::: 1. An excessively favourable opinion of one"s own ability, importance, wit, etc. 2. Something that is conceived in the mind; a thought; idea. 3. Imagination; fancy. 4. A fanciful thought or idea. conceits.

conceited ::: a. --> Endowed with fancy or imagination.
Entertaining a flattering opinion of one&

conceit ::: n. --> That which is conceived, imagined, or formed in the mind; idea; thought; image; conception.
Faculty of conceiving ideas; mental faculty; apprehension; as, a man of quick conceit.
Quickness of apprehension; active imagination; lively fancy.
A fanciful, odd, or extravagant notion; a quant fancy; an unnatural or affected conception; a witty thought or turn of

conceive ::: v. t. --> To receive into the womb and begin to breed; to begin the formation of the embryo of.
To form in the mind; to plan; to devise; to generate; to originate; as, to conceive a purpose, plan, hope.
To apprehend by reason or imagination; to take into the mind; to know; to imagine; to comprehend; to understand. ::: v. i.

Confabulation is the confusion of imagination with memory, and/or the confusion of true memories with false memories.

Construction, Psychological: (In contrast to Logical) A framework devised by the common-sense, scientific or philosophical imagination for the integration of diverse empirical data. In contrast to an hypothesis, a construction is not an inference from experience but is an arbitrary scheme which, though presumably not a true picture of the actual state of affairs, satisfies the human imagination and promotes further investigation. Perceptual objects, space and time, physical atoms, electrons, etc. as well as philosophical world-views, have by certain philosophers been called logical constructs. (Cf. B. Russell, Our Knowledge of the External World, Ch. IV.) -- L.W.

create ::: 1. To cause to come into being, as something unique that would not naturally evolve or that is not made by ordinary processes. 2. To evolve from one"s own thought or imagination, as a work of art or an invention. 3. To cause to happen; to bring about; arrange, as by intention or design. creates, created, creating, all-creating, self-creating, world-creating, new-create.

creation ::: 1. The act or process of creating, esp. the universe as thus brought into being by God. 2. Something that has been brought into existence or created, esp. a product of human intelligence or imagination, as a work of art, music, etc. creation"s, creations, half-creations, **self-creation.

creation ::: n. --> The act of creating or causing to exist. Specifically, the act of bringing the universe or this world into existence.
That which is created; that which is produced or caused to exist, as the world or some original work of art or of the imagination; nature.
The act of constituting or investing with a new character; appointment; formation.

(c) The relation between psychology and epistemology is particularly intimate since the cognitive processes of perception, memory, imagination, conception and reasoning, investigated by empirical psychology are the very processes which, in quite a different context, are the special subject matter of epistemology. Nevertheless the psychological and epistemological treatments of the cognitive processes of mind are radically different: scientific psychology is concerned solely with the description and explanation of conscious processes, e.g. particular acts of perception, in the context of other conscious events; epistemology is interested in the cognitive pretentions of the perceptions, i.e. their apparent reference to external objects. In short, whereas psychology is the investigation of all states of mind including the cognitive in the context of the mental life, epistemology investigates only cognitive states and these solely with respect to their cognitive import. Psychology and epistemology are by virtue of the partial identity of their subject matter interdependent sciences. The psychology of perception, memory, imagination, conception, etc. affords indispensable data for epistemological interpretation and on the other hand epistemological analysis of the cognitive processes may sometimea prove psychologically suggestive. The epistemologist must, however, guard against a particularly insidious form of the genetic fallacy: viz. the supposition that the psychological origin of an item of knowledge prejudices either favorably or unfavorably its cognitive validity -- a fallacy which is psychologism at its worst.

Đạo Hạnh. (道行) (died 1117). Vietnamese monk, popularly known as Từ Đạo Hạnh; CHAN master and thaumaturge, whose miraculous exploits have captured the imagination of Vietnamese Buddhists for centuries. His personal name was Từ Lộ. The Thièn Uyẻn Tập Anh relates that as a young man he was a free spirit who harbored great aspirations. He befriended people of various social backgrounds and was a serious student, passing the royal examination for tăng quan (monk officers). After his father was killed by a sorcerer, Đạo Hạnh went to Mount Từ Sơn to live in seclusion and devoted himself to chanting the "Great Compassion" DHARAnĪ (see DABEI ZHOU) daily. After chanting it 108,000 times, he gained magical powers and avenged his father's death. He later began to wander to various Buddhist monasteries in search of enlightenment; eventually, under the guidance of Sùng Phạm (1004-1087), he gained realization. He is said to have tamed mountain snakes and wild beasts, burned his finger to pray for rain, and blessed water with mantras to cure disease. It is believed that Đạo Hạnh used his magical powers to reincarnate himself as the son of King Lý Nhan Tông (r. 1072-1127) and was eventually enthroned as King Lý Thàn Tông (r. 1128-1138). In northern Vietnam, the story of Đạo Hạnh is still reenacted during festivals.

Devachan[Tibetan, bde-ba-can, pronounced de-wa-chen] ::: A translation of the Sanskrit sukhavati, the "happy place"or god-land. It is the state between earth-lives into which the human entity, the human monad, enters andthere rests in bliss and repose.When the second death after that of the physical body takes place -- and there are many deaths, that is tosay many changes of the vehicles of the ego -- the higher part of the human entity withdraws into itselfall that aspires towards it, and takes that "all" with it into the devachan; and the atman, with the buddhiand with the higher part of the manas, become thereupon the spiritual monad of man. Devachan as a stateapplies not to the highest or heavenly or divine monad, but only to the middle principles of man, to thepersonal ego or the personal soul in man, overshadowed by atma-buddhi. There are many degrees indevachan: the highest, the intermediate, and the lowest. Yet devachan is not a locality, it is a state, a stateof the beings in that spiritual condition.Devachan is the fulfilling of all the unfulfilled spiritual hopes of the past incarnation, and anefflorescence of all the spiritual and intellectual yearnings of the past incarnation which in that pastincarnation have not had an opportunity for fulfillment. It is a period of unspeakable bliss and peace forthe human soul, until it has finished its rest time and stage of recuperation of its own energies.In the devachanic state, the reincarnating ego remains in the bosom of the monad (or of the monadicessence) in a state of the most perfect and utter bliss and peace, reviewing and constantly reviewing, andimproving upon in its own blissful imagination, all the unfulfilled spiritual and intellectual possibilitiesof the life just closed that its naturally creative faculties automatically suggest to the devachanic entity.Man here is no longer a quaternary of substance-principles (for the second death has taken place), but isnow reduced to the monad with the reincarnating ego sleeping in its bosom, and is therefore a spiritualtriad. (See also Death, Reincarnating Ego)

dreamer ::: n. --> One who dreams.
A visionary; one lost in wild imaginations or vain schemes of some anticipated good; as, a political dreamer.

Drishtisrishtivada: The doctrine holding that the existence of the world is purely the outcome of the faculty of perception, and that actually nothing exists beyond imagination.

During the sixth root-race, humanity will not be gigantic in size (as were the fourth and third root-races), for spirituality will be on the ascendancy and materiality decreasing, so that at the end of the sixth root-race the development of spirituality will be parallel to what it was at the beginning of the second root-race plus, however, the added evolutionary experience gained during the preceding root-races. The characteristics of sex will gradually disappear, and humanity will be slowly once again becoming androgynous. Offspring will be born in a manner generally similar to that which prevailed during the second and early third root-race periods: toward the close of the sixth, mankind will begin to manifest the first appearances of reproduction by kriyasakti (propagation by means of will and imagination). Toward the close of the sixth root-race, humanity will be showing a steadily increasing tendency to evolve out of fleshly into more ethereal physical vehicles. These various changes are presentments of what will in the due course be established in relative perfection during the sixth round — coming events cast their shadows before. Indeed the sixth root-race will be as compared with our own fifth far in advance, spiritually, intellectually, psychically, and even physically; and the attainment by mankind of adeptship or mahatmaship will be notably more easy than is the case at present.

Egregore ::: A collective thoughtform. An egregore can be thought of as a thoughtform that is intentionally or unintentionally created by the collective will and imagination of a group.


Enoch books have been attributed) draw on his own lively imagination? (Certainly the 12-winged

euhemerism ::: n. --> The theory, held by Euhemerus, that the gods of mythology were but deified mortals, and their deeds only the amplification in imagination of human acts.

exert ::: v. t. --> To thrust forth; to emit; to push out.
To put force, ability, or anything of the nature of an active faculty; to put in vigorous action; to bring into active operation; as, to exert the strength of the body, limbs, faculties, or imagination; to exert the mind or the voice.
To put forth, as the result or exercise of effort; to bring to bear; to do or perform.

extravagance ::: n. --> A wandering beyond proper limits; an excursion or sally from the usual way, course, or limit.
The state of being extravagant, wild, or prodigal beyond bounds of propriety or duty; want of moderation; excess; especially, undue expenditure of money; vaid and superfluous expense; prodigality; as, extravagance of anger, love, expression, imagination, demands.

Factual: See Meaning, Kinds of, 2. Faculty: (Scholastic) Medieval psychology distinguishes several faculties of the soul which are said to be really distinct from each other and from the substance of the soul. According to Aquinas the distinction is based on objects and operations. The faculties are conceived as accidents of the soul's substance, but as pertaining essentially to its nature, therefore "proper accidents". The soul operates by means of the faculties. Much misunderstood and deteriorated, this theory remained alive until recent times and is still maintained, in its original and pure form, by Neo-Scholasticism. A certain rapprochement to the older notion may he observed in the modern theory of "general factors". Most of the criticisms directed against the faculty-psychology are based on modern experimental and nominalistic approaches. The faculties listed by Aquinas are: The sensory faculties, which to operate need a bodily organ;   The external senses,   The internal senses, sensus communis, memory, imagination, vis aestimativa (in animals) or cogitativa (in man),   The sensory appetites, subdivided in the concupiscible appetite aiming at the attainable good or fleeing the avoidable evil, the irascible appetite related to good and evil whose attainment or avoidance encounters obstacles. The vegetative faculties, comprising the achievements of nutrition, growth and procreation. While the sensory appetites are common sto man and animals, the vegetative are observed also in plants. The locomotive faculty, characteristic of animals and, therefore, also of man. The rational faculties, found with man alone;   Intellect, whose proper object is the universal nature of things and whose achievements are abstraction, reasoning, judging, syllogistic thought,   Rational Will, directed towards the good as such and relying in its operation on particulars on the co-operation of the appetites, just as intellect needs for the formation of its abstract notions the phantasm, derived from sense impressions and presented to the intellect by imagination. The vis cogitativa forms a link between rational universal will and particular strivings; it is therefore also called ratio particularis.   Ch. A. Hart, The Thomisttc Theory of Mental Faculties, Washington, D. C, 1930. -- R.A.

fanciless ::: a. --> Having no fancy; without ideas or imagination.

fancy ::: n. --> The faculty by which the mind forms an image or a representation of anything perceived before; the power of combining and modifying such objects into new pictures or images; the power of readily and happily creating and recalling such objects for the purpose of amusement, wit, or embellishment; imagination.
An image or representation of anything formed in the mind; conception; thought; idea; conceit.
An opinion or notion formed without much reflection;

fantasied ::: a. --> Filled with fancies or imaginations.

fantastic ::: a. --> Existing only in imagination; fanciful; imaginary; not real; chimerical.
Having the nature of a phantom; unreal.
Indulging the vagaries of imagination; whimsical; full of absurd fancies; capricious; as, fantastic minds; a fantastic mistress.
Resembling fantasies in irregularity, caprice, or eccentricity; irregular; oddly shaped; grotesque.

Fantastic: (Art) Product of an arbitrary imagination without any claim to reality. -- L.V.

fantasy: Fiction with a large amount of imagination in it.

fantasy ::: n. --> Fancy; imagination; especially, a whimsical or fanciful conception; a vagary of the imagination; whim; caprice; humor.
Fantastic designs. ::: v. t. --> To have a fancy for; to be pleased with; to like; to fancy.

FASTING. ::: Prolonged fasting may lead to an excitation of the nervous being which often brings vivid imaginations and hallucinations that are taken for true experiences ; such fasting h freqiKndy suggestsd by the vital Entities, because it puts the consciousness into an unbalanced state which favours their designs.

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

fertile ::: a. --> Producing fruit or vegetation in abundance; fruitful; able to produce abundantly; prolific; fecund; productive; rich; inventive; as, fertile land or fields; a fertile mind or imagination.
Capable of producing fruit; fruit-bearing; as, fertile flowers.
Containing pollen; -- said of anthers.
produced in abundance; plenteous; ample.

fertility ::: n. --> The state or quality of being fertile or fruitful; fruitfulness; productiveness; fecundity; richness; abundance of resources; fertile invention; quickness; readiness; as, the fertility of soil, or of imagination.

fiction ::: n. --> The act of feigning, inventing, or imagining; as, by a mere fiction of the mind.
That which is feigned, invented, or imagined; especially, a feigned or invented story, whether oral or written. Hence: A story told in order to deceive; a fabrication; -- opposed to fact, or reality.
Fictitious literature; comprehensively, all works of imagination; specifically, novels and romances.

fiction: This term refers to a story devised by a writer, using their imagination. Fiction usually contains little or no truth.

flame ::: n. --> A stream of burning vapor or gas, emitting light and heat; darting or streaming fire; a blaze; a fire.
Burning zeal or passion; elevated and noble enthusiasm; glowing imagination; passionate excitement or anger.
Ardor of affection; the passion of love.
A person beloved; a sweetheart.
To burn with a flame or blaze; to burn as gas emitted from bodies in combustion; to blaze.

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

flighty ::: a. --> Fleeting; swift; transient.
Indulging in flights, or wild and unrestrained sallies, of imagination, humor, caprice, etc.; given to disordered fancies and extravagant conduct; volatile; giddy; eccentric; slighty delirious.

foreshorten ::: v. t. --> To represent on a plane surface, as if extended in a direction toward the spectator or nearly so; to shorten by drawing in perspective.
Fig.: To represent pictorially to the imagination.

Four Worlds ::: A model of the stages of reality described by the Kabbalah in which the Kabbalistic map is partitioned into four rows where each row contains a number of Sephiroth. These illustrate, from the top down, the evolution of Consciousness from the Non-Dual realm of the Causal Plane through the dualistic beginnings of archetypes in the Mental Plane through the visionary capacity of collective and individual imagination in the Astral Plane into the physical expressions of forms in the Physical Plane.

fume ::: n. --> Exhalation; volatile matter (esp. noxious vapor or smoke) ascending in a dense body; smoke; vapor; reek; as, the fumes of tobacco.
Rage or excitement which deprives the mind of self-control; as, the fumes of passion.
Anything vaporlike, unsubstantial, or airy; idle conceit; vain imagination.
The incense of praise; inordinate flattery.

gators or creators often of vast and formidable inner upheavals or of action that overpass the normal human measure. There may also be an awareness of influences, presences, beings that do not seem to belong to other worlds beyond us but are here as a hidden element behind the veil in terrestrial nature. As contact wth the supraphysical is possible, a contact can also take place subjective or objective — or at_ least objectivised — between our own consciousness and the consciousness of other once embodied beings who have passed into a supraphysicaj status in these other regions of existence. It is possible also to pass beyond a subjective contact or a sahiie-scnse perception and, in certain subliminal states of consciousness, to enter actually into other worlds and know something of their secrets, ft is the wore objective order of other-worldly experience that seized most the imagination of mankind in the past, but it was put by popular belief into a gross objective statement which unduly assimilated these phenomena to those of the physical world with which we are familiar for it is the normal tendency of our mind to turn everything into forms or symbols proper to its own kind and terms of expericoce.

Genius: Originally the word applied to a demon such as Socrates' inner voice. During the 17th century it was linked to the Plntonic theory of inspiration and was applied to the rejection of too rigid rules in art. It defined the real artist and distinguished his creative imagination from the logical reasoning of the scientist. In Kant (Critique of Judgment), genius creates its own rules. -- L.V.

having existence only in the imagination; unreal; illusory.

Hierarchy ::: The word hierarchy merely means that a scheme or system or state of delegated directive power andauthority exists in a self-contained body, directed, guided, and taught by one having supreme authority,called the hierarch. The name is used by theosophists, by extension of meaning, as signifying theinnumerable degrees, grades, and steps of evolving entities in the kosmos, and as applying to all parts ofthe universe; and rightly so, because every different part of the universe -- and their number is simplycountless -- is under the vital governance of a divine being, of a god, of a spiritual essence; and allmaterial manifestations are simply the appearances on our plane of the workings and actions of thesespiritual beings behind it.The series of hierarchies extends infinitely in both directions. If he so choose for purposes of thought,man may consider himself at the middle point, from which extends above him an unending series of stepsupon steps of higher beings of all grades -- growing constantly less material and more spiritual, andgreater in all senses -- towards an ineffable point. And there the imagination stops, not because the seriesitself stops, but because our thought can reach no farther out nor in. And similar to this series, aninfinitely great series of beings and states of beings descends downwards (to use human terms) -downwards and downwards, until there again the imagination stops, merely because our thought can gono farther.The summit, the acme, the flower, the highest point (or the hyparxis) of any series of animate and"inanimate" beings, whether we enumerate the stages or degrees of the series as seven or ten or twelve(according to whichever system we follow), is the divine unity for that series or hierarchy, and thishyparxis or highest being is again in its turn the lowest being of the hierarchy above it, and so extendingonwards forever -- each hierarchy manifesting one facet of the divine kosmic life, each hierarchyshowing forth one thought, as it were, of the divine thinkers.Various names were given to these hierarchies considered as series of beings. The generalized Greekhierarchy as shown by writers in periods preceding the rise of Christianity may be collected andenumerated as follows: (1) Divine; (2) Gods, or the divine-spiritual; (3) Demigods, sometimes calleddivine heroes, involving a very mystical doctrine; (4) Heroes proper; (5) Men; (6) Beasts or animals; (7)Vegetable world; (8) Mineral world; (9) Elemental world, or what was called the realm of Hades. TheDivinity (or aggregate divine lives) itself is the hyparxis of this series of hierarchies, because each ofthese nine stages is itself a subordinate hierarchy. This (or any other) hierarchy of nine, hangs like apendant jewel from the lowest hierarchy above it, which makes the tenth counting upwards, which tenthwe can call the superdivine, the hyperheavenly, this tenth being the lowest stage (or the ninth, countingdownwards) of still another hierarchy extending upwards; and so on, indefinitely.One of the noblest of the theosophical teachings, and one of the most far-reaching in its import, is that ofthe hierarchical constitution of universal nature. This hierarchical structure of nature is so fundamental,so basic, that it may be truly called the structural framework of being. (See also Planes)

Hume, David: Born 1711, Edinburgh; died at Edinburgh, 1776. Author of A Treatise of Human Nature, Enquiry Concerning the Human Understanding, Enquiry Concerning the Passions, Enquiry Concerning Morals, Natural History of Religion, Dialogues on Natural Religion, History of England, and many essays on letters, economics, etc. Hume's intellectual heritage is divided between the Cartesian Occasionalists and Locke and Berkeley. From the former, he obtained some of his arguments against the alleged discernment or demonstrability of causal connections, and from the latter his psychological opinions. Hume finds the source of cognition in impressions of sensation and reflection. All simple ideas are derived from and are copies of simple impressions. Complex ideas may be copies of complex impressions or may result from the imaginative combination of simple ideas. Knowledge results from the comparison of ideas, and consists solely of the intrinsic resemblance between ideas. As resemblance is nothing over and above the resembling ideas, there are no abstract general ideas: the generality of ideas is determined by their habitual use as representatives of all ideas and impressions similar to the representative ideas. As knowledge consists of relations of ideas in virtue of resemblance, and as the only relation which involves the connection of different existences and the inference of one existent from another is that of cause and effect, and as there is no resemblance necessary between cause and effect, causal inference is in no case experientially or formally certifiable. As the succession and spatio-temporal contiguity of cause and effect suggests no necessary connection and as the constancy of this relation, being mere repetition, adds no new idea (which follows from Hume's nominalistic view), the necessity of causal connection must be explained psychologically. Thus the impression of reflection, i.e., the felt force of association, subsequent to frequent repetitions of conjoined impressions is the source of the idea of necessity. Habit or custom sufficently accounts for the feeling that everything which begins must have a cause and that similar causes must have similar effects. The arguments which Hume adduced to show that no logically necessary connection between distinct existences can be intuited or demonstrated are among his most signal contributions to philosophy, and were of great importance in influencing the speculation of Kant. Hume explained belief in external existence (bodies) in terms of the propensity to feign the independent and continued existence of perceptual complexes during the interruptions of perception. This propensity is determined by the constancy and coherence which some perceptual complexes exhibit and by the transitive power of the imagination to go beyond the limits afforded by knowledge and ordinary causal belief. The sceptical principles of his epistemology were carried over into his views on ethics and religion. Because there are no logically compelling arguments for moral and religious propositions, the principles of morality and religion must be explained naturalistically in terms of human mental habits and social customs. Morality thus depends on such fundamental aspects of human nature as self-interest and altruistic sympathy. Hume's views on religion are difficult to determine from his Dialogues, but a reasonable opinion is that he is totally sceptical concerning the possibility of proving the existence or the nature of deity. It is certain that he found no connection between the nature of deity and the rules of morality. -- J.R.W.

Hume's theory that belief is a feeling of vividness attaching to a perception or memory but not to a fiction of the imagination is an example of (a) (An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding, § 5 Pt. II). Bain and James Mill represent (b), while W. James represents (c). (The Will to Believe, Etc., 1896). -- L.W.

hyperfocus: is an intense form of mental concentration or visualisation that focuses consciousness on a narrow subject, or beyond objective reality and onto subjective mental planes, daydreams, concepts, fiction, the imagination, and other objects of the mind.

Idea: (Gr. idea) This term has enjoyed historically a considerable diversity of usage. In pre-Platonic Greek: form, semblance, nature, fashion or mode, class or species. Plato (and Socrates): The Idea is a timeless essence or universal, a dynamic and creative archetype of existents. The Ideas comprise a hierarchy and an organic unity in the Good, and are ideals as patterns of existence and as objects of human desire. The Stoics: Ideas are class concepts in the human mind. Neo-Platonism: Ideas are archetypes of things considered as in cosmic Mind (Nous or Logos). Early Christianity and Scholasticism: Ideas are archetypes eternally subsistent in the mind of God. 17th Century: Following earlier usage, Descartes generally identified ideas with subjective, logical concepts of the human mind. Ideas were similarly treated as subjective or mental by Locke, who identified them with all objects of consciousness. Simple ideas, from which, by combination, all complex ideas are derived, have their source either in sense perception or "reflection" (intuition of our own being and mental processes). Berkeley: Ideas are sense objects or perceptions, considered either as modes of the human soul or as a type of mind-dependent being. Concepts derived from objects of intuitive introspection, such as activity, passivity, soul, are "notions." Hume: An Idea is a "faint image" or memory copy of sense "impressions." Kant: Ideas are concepts or representations incapable of adequate subsumption under the categories, which escape the limits of cognition. The ideas of theoretical or Pure Reason are ideals, demands of the human intellect for the absolute, i.e., the unconditioned or the totality of conditions of representation. They include the soul, Nature and God. The ideas of moral or Practical Reason include God, Freedom, and Immortality. The ideas of Reason cannot be sensuously represented (possess no "schema"). Aesthetic ideas are representations of the faculty of imagination to which no concept can be adequate.

ideal ::: a. --> Existing in idea or thought; conceptional; intellectual; mental; as, ideal knowledge.
Reaching an imaginary standard of excellence; fit for a model; faultless; as, ideal beauty.
Existing in fancy or imagination only; visionary; unreal.
Teaching the doctrine of idealism; as, the ideal theory or philosophy.

Ideal Utilitarianism: See Utilitarianism. Idealization: In art, the process of generalizing and abstracting from specifically similar individuals, in order to depict the perfect type of which they are examples, the search for real character or structural form, to the neglect of external qualities and aspects. Also, any work of art in which such form or character is exhibited; i.e. any adequate expression of the perfected essence inadequately manifested by the physical particular. In classical theory, the object so discovered and described is a Form or Idea; in modern theory, it is a product of imagination. -- I.J.

idea; vision, apparition; fantasy, imagination. (in some texts as Khyal)

Idol, Idolotry [from Greek eidolon image, idol] The use of images of divinities, which pertains to exotericism, as do visible symbols, ceremonies, and rituals in general. Attitudes vary among religions: Judaism, Islam, and Protestant Christianity absolutely forbid it; Orthodox Christianity permits icons, such as pictures of saints; Roman Catholicism, Hinduism, and Buddhism permit it altogether. Varying degrees of ignorance or enlightenment may regard an idol as in itself a species of imbodied divinity, as transmitting the influence of a divinity or, more spiritually, as a reminder of a divinity. In a real sense, idolatry is the attaching of undue importance to the form rather than to the spirit, and often becomes degraded into worshiping the images made in our imagination and imbodied in work of the hands. “Esoteric history teaches that idols and their worship dies out with the Fourth Race, until the survivors of the hybrid races of the latter (Chinamen, African Negroes, etc.) gradually brought the worship back. The Vedas countenance no idols; all the modern Hindu writings do” (SD 2:723).

imagery ::: n. --> The work of one who makes images or visible representation of objects; imitation work; images in general, or in mass.
Fig.: Unreal show; imitation; appearance.
The work of the imagination or fancy; false ideas; imaginary phantasms.
Rhetorical decoration in writing or speaking; vivid descriptions presenting or suggesting images of sensible objects; figures in discourse.

imaginability ::: n. --> Capacity for imagination.

imaginal ::: a. --> Characterized by imagination; imaginative; also, given to the use or rhetorical figures or imagins.
Of or pertaining to an imago.

imaginarily ::: a. --> In a imaginary manner; in imagination.

imaginary ::: a. --> Existing only in imagination or fancy; not real; fancied; visionary; ideal. ::: n. --> An imaginary expression or quantity.

Imagination: Imagination designates a mental process consisting of: The revival of sense images derived from earlier perceptions (the reproductive imagination), and the combination of these elementary images into new unities (the creative or productive imagination.) The creative imagination is of two kinds:   the fancy which is relatively spontaneous and uncontrolled, and   the constructive imagination, exemplified in science, invention and philosophy which is controlled by a dominant plan or purpose.


IMAGINATION—The act or power of combining products of past experiences in new, modified or ideal forms. The creative or constructive power of the mind. The act of constructive intellect in grouping knowledge or thought into new, original or rational systems. "Science, Invention and Philosophy have little use for fancy, but the creative, penetrative power of imagination is to them the breath of life, and the condition of all advance and success."

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

imaginative ::: a. --> Proceeding from, and characterized by, the imagination, generally in the highest sense of the word.
Given to imagining; full of images, fancies, etc.; having a quick imagination; conceptive; creative.
Unreasonably suspicious; jealous.

imagine ::: v. t. --> To form in the mind a notion or idea of; to form a mental image of; to conceive; to produce by the imagination.
To contrive in purpose; to scheme; to devise; to compass; to purpose. See Compass, v. t., 5.
To represent to one&

Immortality ::: A term signifying continuous existence or being; but this understanding of the term is profoundlyillogical and contrary to nature, for there is nothing throughout nature's endless and multifarious realmsof being and existence which remains for two consecutive instants of time exactly the same.Consequently, immortality is a mere figment of the imagination, an illusory phantom of reality. When thestudent of the esoteric wisdom once realizes that continuous progress, i.e., continuous change inadvancement, is nature's fundamental procedure, he recognizes instantly that continuous remaining in anunchanging or immutable state of consciousness or being is not only impossible, but in the last analysis isthe last thing that is either desirable or comforting. Fancy continuing immortal in a state of imperfection such as we human beingsexemplify -- which is exactly what the usual acceptance of this term immortality means. The highest godin highest heaven, although seemingly immortal to us imperfect human beings, is nevertheless anevolving, growing, progressing entity in its own sublime realms or spheres, and therefore as the ages passleaves one condition or state to assume a succeeding condition or state of a nobler and higher type;precisely as the preceding condition or state had been the successor of another state before it.Continuous or unending immutability of any condition or state of an evolving entity is obviously animpossibility in nature; and when once pondered over it becomes clear that the ordinary acceptance ofimmortality involves an impossibility. All nature is an unending series of changes, which means all thehosts or multitudes of beings composing nature, for every individual unit of these hosts is growing,evolving, i.e., continuously changing, therefore never immortal. Immortality and evolution arecontradictions in terms. An evolving entity means a changing entity, signifying a continuous progresstowards better things; and evolution therefore is a succession of state of consciousness and being afteranother state of consciousness and being, and thus throughout duration. The Occidental idea of staticimmortality or even mutable immortality is thus seen to be both repellent and impossible.This doctrine is so difficult for the average Occidental easily to understand that it may be advisable onceand for all to point out without mincing of words that just as complete death, that is to say, entireannihilation of consciousness, is an impossibility in nature, just so is continuous and unchangingconsciousness in any one stage or phase of evolution likewise an impossibility, because progress ormovement or growth is continuous throughout eternity. There are, however, periods more or less long ofcontinuance in any stage or phase of consciousness that may be attained by an evolving entity; and thehigher the being is in evolution, the more its spiritual and intellectual faculties have been evolved orevoked, the longer do these periods of continuous individual, or perhaps personal, quasi-immortalitycontinue. There is, therefore, what may be called relative immortality, although this phrase is confessedlya misnomer.Master KH in The Mahatma Letters, on pages 128-30, uses the phrase ``panaeonic immortality" tosignify this same thing that I have just called relative immortality, an immortality -- falsely so called,however -- which lasts in the cases of certain highly evolved monadic egos for the entire period of amanvantara, but which of necessity ends with the succeeding pralaya of the solar system. Such a periodof time of continuous self-consciousness of so highly evolved a monadic entity is to us humans actually arelative immortality; but strictly and logically speaking it is no more immortality than is the ephemeralexistence of a butterfly. When the solar manvantara comes to an end and the solar pralaya begins, evensuch highly evolved monadic entities, full-blown gods, are swept out of manifested self-consciousexistence like the sere and dried leaves at the end of the autumn; and the divine entities thus passing outenter into still higher realms of superdivine activity, to reappear at the end of the pralaya and at the dawnof the next or succeeding solar manvantara.The entire matter is, therefore, a highly relative one. What seems immortal to us humans would seem tobe but as a wink of the eye to the vision of super-kosmic entities; while, on the other hand, the span ofthe average human life would seem to be immortal to a self-conscious entity inhabiting one of theelectrons of an atom of the human physical body.The thing to remember in this series of observations is the wondrous fact that consciousness frometernity to eternity is uninterrupted, although by the very nature of things undergoing continuous andunceasing change of phases in realization throughout endless duration. What men call unconsciousness ismerely a form of consciousness which is too subtle for our gross brain-minds to perceive or to sense or tograsp; and, secondly, strictly speaking, what men call death, whether of a universe or of their ownphysical bodies, is but the breaking up of worn-out vehicles and the transference of consciousness to ahigher plane. It is important to seize the spirit of this marvelous teaching, and not allow the imperfectbrain-mind to quibble over words, or to pause or hesitate at difficult terms.

implosion therapy: a behavioural therapeutic technique to reduce a clientsphobia, through requiring the client to imagine the fearful stimuli. This operates on the premise of experiencing the feared situation through imagination, but in the safe context of the therapy session, in order to remove the anxiety associated with the stimuli.

(In Aesthetics): A movement in both art and general aesthetic theory which was particularly widespread and influential in the last years of the 18th and the first half of the 19th centuries. So interpreted, it is especially associated with Novalis, the Schlegels, and Jean Paul Richter in Germany, Rousseau, Chateaubriand, Hugo, Lamartine in France; Blake, Scott, the Lake Poets, Shelley, and Byron in England. As a general attitude toward art and its function, as an interpretation of the goodness, beauty, and purpose of life, romanticism has always existed and can be confined to no one period. The essence of romanticism, either as an attitude or as a conscious program, is an intense interest in nature, and an attempt to seize natural phenomena in a direct, immediate, and naive manner. Romanticism thus regards all forms, rules, conventions, and manners as artificial constructs and as hindrances to the grasp, enjoyment, and expression of nature, hence its continual opposition to any kind of classicism (q.v.), whose formalities it treats as fetters. Romanticism stresses the values of sincerity, spontaneity, and passion, as against the restraint and cultivation demanded by artistic forms and modes. It reasserts the primacy of feeling, imagination, and sentiment, as opposed to reason. It maintains that art should concern itself with the particular and the concrete, observing and reporting accurately the feelings aroused by nature, with no idealization or generalization. It commands the artist to feel freely and deeply, and to express what he has felt with no restraints, either artistic or social. It seeks in works of art a stimulus to imagination and feeling, a point of departure for free activity, rather than an object that it can accept and contemplate.

infinity ::: “We see at once that if such an Existence is, it must be, like the Energy, infinite. Neither reason nor experience nor intuition nor imagination bears witness to us of the possibility of a final terminus. All end and beginning presuppose something beyond the end or beginning. An absolute end, an absolute beginning is not only a contradiction in terms, but a contradiction of the essence of things, a violence, a fiction. Infinity imposes itself upon the appearances of the finite by its ineffugable self-existence.” The Life Divine

ingenuity ::: 1. Inventive skill or imagination; cleverness. 2. An ingenious or imaginative contrivance.

In Kant's Critique of Pure Reason (Tr. Analytic): The procedure of the imagination by which the categories of the understanding are applied to the manifold of sensuous intuitions. Imagination, working with the pure form of time, connects sense and understanding. This is possible because the imagination contains an element of both sense and understanding, and thus is capable of formulating the rules and procedures by means of which sensuous representations may be subsumed under pure concepts. See Kantianism. -- O.F.K.

In organic bodies matter may become conscious. Mind, being an activity of the body, and unsubstantial, is not causally effective, but simply entertains and contemplates essences both enacted and unenacted. Its registration of the natural functions and drives of the body of which it is the aura, is desire, which gives values like truth, goodness, and beauty to the essences entertained. The desire to know, satisfied by intelligibility, creates science, which is investigation of the world of enacted essences, where alone the explanation of things is to be found.The natural desire to experience social harmony and to contemplate beauty creates morality, art, poetry and religion, which entertain in imagination and seek to make concrete by action, combinations of essences, often unenacted and purely ideal.

In Scholasticism: Whatever is known is, as known, an accident of the knowing soul and therefore caused by an informing agent. All knowledge ultimately is due to an affection of the senses which are informed by the agency of the objects through a medium. The immutation of the sense organ and the corresponding accidental change of the soul are called species sensibilis impressa. The conscious percept is the species expressa. Intellectual knowledge stems from the phantasm out of which the active intellect disengages the universal nature which as species intelligibilis impressa informs the passive intellect and there becomes, as conscious concept. the species expressa or verbum mentis. Sensory cognition is a material process, but it is not the matter of the particular thing which enters into the sensory faculties; rather they supply the material foundation for the sensible form to become existent within the mind. Cognition is, therefore, "assimilation" of the mind to its object. The cognitive mental state as well as the species by which it originates are "images" of the object, in a metaphorical or analogical sense, not to be taken as anything like a copy or a reduplication of the thing. The senses, depending directly on the physical influence exercised by the object, cannot err; error is of the judging reason which may be misled by imagination and neglects to use the necessary critique. -- R.A.

inspiring mingled reverence and admiration; impressing the emotions or imagination as magnificent; majestic, stately, sublime, solemnly grand; venerable, revered; of supreme dignity.

"In Supermind being, consciousness of knowledge and consciousness of will are not divided as they seem to be in our mental operations; they are a trinity, one movement with three effective aspects. Each has its own effect. Being gives the effect of substance, consciousness the effect of knowledge, of the self-guiding and shaping idea, of comprehension and apprehension; will gives the effect of self-fulfilling force. But the idea is only the light of the reality illumining itself; it is not mental thought nor imagination, but effective self-awareness. It is Real-Idea.” The Life Divine

“In Supermind being, consciousness of knowledge and consciousness of will are not divided as they seem to be in our mental operations; they are a trinity, one movement with three effective aspects. Each has its own effect. Being gives the effect of substance, consciousness the effect of knowledge, of the self-guiding and shaping idea, of comprehension and apprehension; will gives the effect of self-fulfilling force. But the idea is only the light of the reality illumining itself; it is not mental thought nor imagination, but effective self-awareness. It is Real-Idea.” The Life Divine

Intellectual virtues: See Dianoetic virtues. Intelligence: (Lat. intelligent, from intellegere, to understand) The capacity of the mind to meet effectively -- through the employment of memory, imagination and conceptual thinking -- the practical and theoretical problems with which it is confronted. Intelligence is more inclusive than intellect which is primarily conceptual. See Intellect.

Intelligence: The capacity of the mind to meet effectively—through the employment of memory, imagination and conceptual thinking—the practical and theoretical problems with which it is confronted. Intelligence is more inclusive than intellect which is primarily conceptual.

In the early part of the third root-race before the complete separation of the sexes, certain holy sages who were the most intellectually evolved of the then humanity, produced the first nagas, called the Sons of Will and Yoga, by the power of kriyasakti. In the distant future, human reproduction will be through this spiritual will power and imagination.

invent ::: to produce or contrive (something previously unknown) by the use of ingenuity or imagination. invents, invented, inventing, inventor, invention, invention"s, inventions, inventive.

invent ::: v. t. --> To come or light upon; to meet; to find.
To discover, as by study or inquiry; to find out; to devise; to contrive or produce for the first time; -- applied commonly to the discovery of some serviceable mode, instrument, or machine.
To frame by the imagination; to fabricate mentally; to forge; -- in a good or a bad sense; as, to invent the machinery of a poem; to invent a falsehood.

James, William: (1842-1910) Unquestionably one of the most influential of American thinkers, William James began his career as a teacher shortly after graduation (MD, 1870) from Harvard University. He became widely known as a brilliant and original lecturer, and his already considerable reputation was greatly enhanced in 1890 when his Principles of Psychology made its appearance. Had James written no other work, his position in American philosophy and psychology would be secure; the vividness and clarity of his style no less than the keenness of his analysis roused the imagination of a public in this country which had long been apathetic to the more abstract problems of technical philosophy. Nor did James allow this rising interest to flag. Turning to religious and moral problems, and later to metaphysics, he produced a large number of writings which gave ample evidence of his amazing ability to cut through the cumbersome terminology of traditional statement and to lay bare the essential character of the matter in hand. In this sense, James was able to revivify philosophical issues long buried from any save the classical scholars. Such oversimplifications as exist, for example, in his own "pragmatism" and "radical empiricism" must be weighed against his great accomplishment in clearing such problems as that of the One and the Many from the dry rot of centuries, and in rendering such problems immediately relevant to practical and personal difficulties. -- W.S.W.

kalpanā. [alt. kalpana] (T. rtog pa; C. fenbie; J. funbetsu; K. punbyol 分別). In Sanskrit, "thought," "imagination," or "conceptual construction"; generally carrying the negative connotation of a delusive fantasy and misconception, in which the object of thought is either nonexistent or falsely imagined. (The Chinese translates instead the connotation of conceptual "discrimination.") Kalpanā is often contrasted negatively with direct perception (PRATYAKsA), especially yogic direct perception (YOGIPRATYAKsA), in which reality is perceived directly without the medium of mental images. See also VIKALPA; WANGXIANG.

kalpana. ::: imagination of the mind; the association of name and permanence to objects; presumptive knowledge; assumption; creation

Kalpana: Imagination of the mind; creation.

Kalpanamatra: Mere imagination; resting only in imagination.

kalpita. ::: imaginary; dreamt; unreal creation; mere imagination

Kroner, Richard. The Religious Function of Imagination.

Ladder of Life ::: A term frequently found in theosophical literature, briefly and neatly expressing the ascending grades orstages of manifested existences in the universe. In one sense the term ladder of life is interchangeablewith the other terms, the Hermetic Chain or the Golden Chain.The universe is imbodied consciousnesses; and these imbodied consciousnesses exist in a practicallyinfinite gradation of varying degrees of perfection -- a real ladder of life, or stair of life, stretchingendlessly in either direction, for our imagination can conceive of no limits except a hierarchical one; andsuch hierarchical limitation is but spacial and not actual, qualitative and formal. This ladder of life ismarked at certain intervals by landing places, so to say, which are what theosophists call the differentplanes of being -- the different spheres of consciousness, to put the thought in another manner.

Locke, John: (1632-1714) The first great British empiricist, denied the existence of innate ideas, categories, and moral principles. The mind at birth is a tabula rasa. Its whole content is derived from sense-experience, and constructed by reflection upon sensible data. Reflection is effected through memory and its attendant activities of contemplation, distinction, comparison in point of likeness and difference, and imaginative recompositon. Even the most abstract notions and ideas, like infinity, power, cause and effect, substance and identity, which seemingly are not given by experience, are no exceptions to the rule. Thus "infinity" confesses our inability to limit in fact or imagination the spatial and temporal extension of sense-experience; "substance," to perceive or understand why qualities congregate in separate clumps; "power" and "cause and effect," to perceive or understand why and how these clumps follow, and seemingly produce one another as they do, or for that matter, how our volitions "produce" the movements that put them into effect. Incidentally, Locke defines freedom as liberty, not of choice, which is always sufficiently motivated, but of action in accordance with choice. "Identity" of things, Locke derives from spatial and temporal continuity of the content of clumps of sensations; of structure, from continuity of arrangement in changing content; of person, from continuity of consciousness through memory, which, incidentally, permits of alternating personalities in the same body or of the transference of the same personality from one body to another.

Manahkalpitajagat: The world created by the mind or imagination.

manonubhavapratyaksa. [alt. mānasapratyaksa] (T. yid kyis myong ba'i mngon sum/yid kyi mngon sum; C. yishouxianliang; J. ijugenryo; K. ŭisuhyollyang 意受現量). In Sanskrit, "mental direct perception"; a form of perception (PRATYAKsA). According to the ABHIDHARMA analysis, the mind (MANAS) is capable of directly perceiving an object without the intrusion of a process of thought, just as the five sense consciousnesses are capable of directly perceiving a sensory object. An experience of sensory direct perception is said to be followed by a single moment of mental direct perception. That moment, however, is so short that for ordinary beings it passes without being noticed. Other forms of mental direct perception include the various superknowledges, or ABHIJNĀ, such as the ability to know the thoughts of others, the ability to remember one's own former lives, and the ability to hear and see things at a great distance. One element of the Buddhist path is the process of developing mental direct perception to the point that one can directly perceive with the mind (and without thought and imagination) the truths of impermanence, suffering, and nonself. When these truths are directly perceived at the level of a SAMĀDHI that unifies serenity (sAMATHA) and insight (VIPAsYANĀ), the mental direct perception then becomes what is called yogic direct perception (YOGIPRATYAKsA).

Microcosm(Greek) ::: A compound meaning "little arrangement," "little world," a term applied by ancient and modernmystics to man when considering the seven, ten, and even twelve aspects or phases or organic parts of hisconstitution, from the superdivine down to and even below the physical body.Just as throughout the macrocosm there runs one law, one fundamental consciousness, one essentialorderly arrangement and habitude to which everything contained within the encompassing macrocosm ofnecessity conforms, just so does every such contained entity or thing, because it is an inseparable part ofthe macrocosm, contain in itself, evolved or unevolved, implicit or explicit, active or latent, everythingthat the macrocosm contains -- whether energy, power, substance, matter, faculty, or what not. Themicrocosm, therefore, considered as man or indeed any other organic entity, is correctly viewed as areflection or copy in miniature of the great macrocosm, the former being contained, with hosts of otherslike it, within the encircling frontiers of the macrocosm. Thus it was stated by the ancient mystics that thedestiny of man, the microcosm, is coeval with the universe or macrocosm. Their origin is the same, theirenergies and substances are the same, and their future is the same, of course mutatis mutandis. It was novain figment of imagination and no idle figure of speech which brought the ancient mystics to declareman to be a son of the Boundless.The teaching is one of the most suggestive and beautiful in the entire range of the esoteric philosophy,and the deductions that the intuitive student will immediately draw from this teaching themselvesbecome keys opening even larger portals of understanding. The universe, the macrocosm, is thus seen tobe the home of the microcosm or man, in the former of which the latter is at home everywhere.

Mind-born Born of imagination and will — through kriyasakti, the power of thought and mind — not begotten or produced by any physical mode of procreation. It sometimes refers to sons of will and yoga, sons of wisdom, spiritual dhyanis, sons of the prajapatis, mind-born sons of Brahma, etc. They were the ancestors of the self-conscious human races first appearing numerously during the fourth round, and otherwise known as solar lhas, solar spirits, angishvattas, manasaputras, dhyani-chohans. They had been self-conscious men in a former embodiment of the earth-chain, and it was their lot to awaken self-conscious mind in the mankind of this round. They entered the early third root-race and awakened the intellectual fire in them. The manasas rejected some earlier subraces as unfit vehicles for themselves, hence as refusing to “create,” i.e., emanate mind from themselves to inform these unready or unevolved human vehicles. The mind-born sons of the early third root-race were the first themselves to arouse the fire of mind in the unself-conscious human vehicles, and were the highest and therefore the least affected by such lower contact. Retaining their self-consciousness in full and therefore not falling into oblivion, these were the first founders as fully self-conscious humans of the earliest groups of god-inspired men, the forerunners of what later became the ancient Mysteries. A branch of these entities has continued from immemorial time as the Great Lodge of the Masters of Wisdom and Compassion.

mind: collectively refers to the aspects of intellect and consciousness manifested as combinations of thought, perception, memory, emotion, will and imagination; mind is the stream of consciousness. It includes all of the brain's consciousprocesses.

mind ::: Sri Aurobindo: "The ‘Mind" in the ordinary use of the word covers indiscriminately the whole consciousness, for man is a mental being and mentalises everything; but in the language of this yoga the words ‘mind" and ‘mental" are used to connote specially the part of the nature which has to do with cognition and intelligence, with ideas, with mental or thought perceptions, the reactions of thought to things, with the truly mental movements and formations, mental vision and will, etc., that are part of his intelligence.” *Letters on Yoga

"Mind in its essence is a consciousness which measures, limits, cuts out forms of things from the indivisible whole and contains them as if each were a separate integer.” The Life Divine

"Mind is an instrument of analysis and synthesis, but not of essential knowledge. Its function is to cut out something vaguely from the unknown Thing in itself and call this measurement or delimitation of it the whole, and again to analyse the whole into its parts which it regards as separate mental objects.” The Life Divine

"The mind proper is divided into three parts — thinking Mind, dynamic Mind, externalising Mind — the former concerned with ideas and knowledge in their own right, the second with the putting out of mental forces for realisation of the idea, the third with the expression of them in life (not only by speech, but by any form it can give).” Letters on Yoga

"The difference between the ordinary mind and the intuitive is that the former, seeking in the darkness or at most by its own unsteady torchlight, first, sees things only as they are presented in that light and, secondly, where it does not know, constructs by imagination, by uncertain inference, by others of its aids and makeshifts things which it readily takes for truth, shadow projections, cloud edifices, unreal prolongations, deceptive anticipations, possibilities and probabilities which do duty for certitudes. The intuitive mind constructs nothing in this artificial fashion, but makes itself a receiver of the light and allows the truth to manifest in it and organise its own constructions.” The Synthesis of Yoga

"He [man] has in him not a single mentality, but a double and a triple, the mind material and nervous, the pure intellectual mind which liberates itself from the illusions of the body and the senses, and a divine mind above intellect which in its turn liberates itself from the imperfect modes of the logically discriminative and imaginative reason.” The Synthesis of Yoga

"Our mind is an observer of actuals, an inventor or discoverer of possibilities, but not a seer of the occult imperatives that necessitate the movements and forms of a creation. . . .” *The Life Divine

"The human mind is an instrument not of truth but of ignorance and error.” Letters on Yoga

"For Mind as we know it is a power of the Ignorance seeking for Truth, groping with difficulty to find it, reaching only mental constructions and representations of it in word and idea, in mind formations, sense formations, — as if bright or shadowy photographs or films of a distant Reality were all that it could achieve.” The Life Divine

The Mother: "The true role of the mind is the formation and organization of action. The mind has a formative and organizing power, and it is that which puts the different elements of inspiration in order for action, for organizing action. And if it would only confine itself to that role, receiving inspirations — whether from above or from the mystic centre of the soul — and simply formulating the plan of action — in broad outline or in minute detail, for the smallest things of life or the great terrestrial organizations — it would amply fulfil its function. It is not an instrument of knowledge. But is can use knowledge for action, to organize action. It is an instrument of organization and formation, very powerful and very capable when it is well developed.” Questions and Answers 1956, MCW Vol. 8.*

misimagination ::: n. --> Wrong imagination; delusion.

Monotheism Belief in a single or supreme god; opposed to polytheism and pantheism, although all polytheistic forms of thought recognize a supreme divinity, of which all others were children or offspring; and pantheism itself, when properly understood, likewise includes all forms or varieties of polytheistic belief. The Hebrews are a notable example of a people following a very definite monotheism in their religious beliefs; subsequent to this were the systems of Christianity and Islam. If deity be regarded as periodic cosmic mind or intelligence incessantly evolving through its emanated hierarchies — the structure inner and outer of the universe — which is the abode of such divinity, governed in its operations by its own spirit-wisdom, far transcending the remotest shadow of the limitations we call personality, then in this sense theosophists might be called pantheists, polytheists, and even monotheists, all in one. But where deity is by human imagination endowed with human attributes, however sublimated, and with human limitations of personality, an unphilosophical, impossible, and unnatural monotheism results. Such a god — being the offspring of human imagination, a creature of human fancy — cannot be universal, and must submit to rivalry with the humanly imagined gods of other religions.

Monstrum: (Plural: Monstra.) In the literature of occultism and magic, an unnatural being, created by corruption or produced by unnatural sexual acts, the putrefaction of sperms or a morbid imagination.

movement ::: 1. The act or an instance of moving; a change in place or position. A particular manner of moving. 2. Usually, movements, actions or activities, as of a person or a body of persons. ::: movement"s, movements, many-movemented.

Sri Aurobindo: "When we withdraw our gaze from its egoistic preoccupation with limited and fleeting interests and look upon the world with dispassionate and curious eyes that search only for the Truth, our first result is the perception of a boundless energy of infinite existence, infinite movement, infinite activity pouring itself out in limitless Space, in eternal Time, an existence that surpasses infinitely our ego or any ego or any collectivity of egos, in whose balance the grandiose products of aeons are but the dust of a moment and in whose incalculable sum numberless myriads count only as a petty swarm." *The Life Divine

". . . the purest, freest form of insight into existence as it is shows us nothing but movement. Two things alone exist, movement in Space, movement in Time, the former objective, the latter subjective.” The Life Divine

"The world is a cyclic movement (samsâra ) of the Divine Consciousness in Space and Time. Its law and, in a sense, its object is progression; it exists by movement and would be dissolved by cessation of movement. But the basis of this movement is not material; it is the energy of active consciousness which, by its motion and multiplication in different principles (different in appearance, the same in essence), creates oppositions of unity and multiplicity, divisions of Time and Space, relations and groupings of circumstance and Causality. All these things are real in consciousness, but only symbolic of the Being, somewhat as the imaginations of a creative Mind are true representations of itself, yet not quite real in comparison with itself, or real with a different kind of reality.” The Upanishads*

Murphy's Law "humour" (Or "Sod's Law") The correct, *original* Murphy's Law reads: "If there are two or more ways to do something, and one of those ways can result in a catastrophe, then someone will do it." This is a principle of defensive design, cited here because it is usually given in mutant forms less descriptive of the challenges of design for {lusers}. For example, you don't make a two-pin plug symmetrical and then label it "THIS WAY UP"; if it matters which way it is plugged in, then you make the design asymmetrical (see also the anecdote under {magic smoke}). Edward A. Murphy, Jr. was one of the engineers on the rocket-sled experiments that were done by the US Air Force in 1949 to test human acceleration tolerances (USAF project MX981). One experiment involved a set of 16 accelerometers mounted to different parts of the subject's body. There were two ways each sensor could be glued to its mount, and somebody methodically installed all 16 the wrong way around. Murphy then made the original form of his pronouncement, which the test subject (Major John Paul Stapp) quoted at a news conference a few days later. Within months "Murphy's Law' had spread to various technical cultures connected to aerospace engineering. Before too many years had gone by variants had passed into the popular imagination, changing as they went. Most of these are variants on "Anything that can go wrong, will"; this is sometimes referred to as {Finagle's Law}. The memetic drift apparent in these mutants clearly demonstrates Murphy's Law acting on itself! [{Jargon File}] (1998-02-14)

mystic ::: “I used the word ‘mystic’ in the sense of a certain kind of inner seeing and feeling of things, a way which to the intellect would seem occult and visionary—for this is something different from imagination and its work with which the intellect is familiar.” On Himself

MYSTIC On the highest cultural levels, the individual becomes a mystic. In the domains of emotional consciousness that he has now reached, he no longer has any use for his intellectuality as acquired up to now. Frequently in states of ecstasy he experiences the unity of life past all understanding. His imagination, which is powerfully developed, makes him lose himself in seeming infinitude. His emotional development is terminated and crowned by an incarnation as a saint. In subsequent incarnations he strives to become a mental self. K 1.34.17

The art of living is the chief interest of the mystic. (K 3.6.4)

myth ::: n. --> A story of great but unknown age which originally embodied a belief regarding some fact or phenomenon of experience, and in which often the forces of nature and of the soul are personified; an ancient legend of a god, a hero, the origin of a race, etc.; a wonder story of prehistoric origin; a popular fable which is, or has been, received as historical.
A person or thing existing only in imagination, or whose actual existence is not verifiable.

Nihsankalpa: Devoid of thought or imagination.

Nox (Latin) Nux (Greek) In Hesiod Chaos produces Erebos and Nux (darkness and night), from whose union under the action of Eros spring Aether and Day. Mystically darkness precedes light and generates it, because what we even in the highest reaches of our spiritual imagination refer to as light is a phenomenon, however sublime, belonging to the realms of manifestation; whereas darkness is that primordial essence of cosmic spirit-consciousness so utterly beyond even the highest ranges of our spiritual conception that it seems to us to be dark. Actually from one standpoint, this darkness is absolute light, and the light of all manifested realms is its shadow.

occur ::: v. i. --> To meet; to clash.
To go in order to meet; to make reply.
To meet one&

of the imagination, existing in the imagination, pictured in the mind; idealized. Often used to describe a Sufi practice of focusing the attention upon a certain ideal (such as a spiritual teacher), visualizing the nature of that ideal, embodying that essence, and allowing the essence of that ideal to flow freely through one's own life. From the Arabic root s-w-r meaning to shape, fashion, create; represent, portray, depict.

oppressed ::: v. 1. Overwhelmed or crushed, esp. in battle. 2. To lie heavy on; burdened (the mind, imagination, etc.). oppresses, oppressed, oppressing.* *n. oppressed. 3. Those who are subjugated by cruelty, force, etc.; trampled down. adj. oppressed. 4.** Afflicted or tormented; burdened psychologically or mentally; caused to suffer.

Overlapping among all the above-mentioned fields is inevitable, as well as great differences in approach among individual writers. Some of these stress the nature and varieties of form in art, with attention to historic types and styles such as romanticism, the Baroque, etc., and in studying their evolution adopt the historian's viewpoint to some extent. Some stress the psychology of creation, appreciation, imagination, aesthetic experience, emotion, evaluation, and preference. Their work may be classed as "aesthetics", "aesthetic psychology", or "psychology of art". Within this psychological group, some can be further distinguished as laboratory or statistical psychologists, attempting more or less exact calculation and measurement. This approach (sometimes called "experimental aesthetics") follows the lead of Fechner, whose studies of aesthetic preference in 1876 helped to inaugurate modern experimental psychology as well as the empirical approach to aesthetics. It has dealt less with works of art than with preference for various arbitrary, simplified linear shapes, color-combinations and tone-combinations.

pamper ::: v. t. --> To feed to the full; to feed luxuriously; to glut; as, to pamper the body or the appetite.
To gratify inordinately; to indulge to excess; as, to pamper pride; to pamper the imagination.

Phantasmata: In occult terminology, spirits or thought-forms created by man’s imagination and said to be able to communicate with him.

phenomenon ::: n. --> An appearance; anything visible; whatever, in matter or spirit, is apparent to, or is apprehended by, observation; as, the phenomena of heat, light, or electricity; phenomena of imagination or memory.
That which strikes one as strange, unusual, or unaccountable; an extraordinary or very remarkable person, thing, or occurrence; as, a musical phenomenon.

pictorial ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to pictures; illustrated by pictures; forming pictures; representing with the clearness of a picture; as, a pictorial dictionary; a pictorial imagination.

Plane(s) ::: This is a word used in theosophy for the various ranges or steps of the hierarchical ladder of lives whichblend into each other. There are no solutions of continuity in space, either in inner and invisible space orin outward and visible space. The physical world grades off into the astral world, which grades off againinto a world higher than it, the world which is superior to the astral world; and so it continues throughoutthe series of hierarchical steps which compose a universe such as our universe. Remember also that theboundless All is filled full with universes, some so much greater than ours that the utmost reach of ourimagination cannot conceive of them.To quote H. P. Blavatsky in this connection, in her Theosophical Glossary under this same head:"As used in Occultism, the term denotes the range or extent of some state of consciousness,or of the perceptive power of a particular set of senses, or the action of a particular force, orthe state of matter corresponding to any of the above." (See also Hierarchy)

Pleasures of the imagination: The moderate, healthful, and agreeable stimulus to the mind, resulting (in the primary class) from the properties of greatness, novelty, and beauty (kinship, color, proportionality, etc. ) in objects actually seen; (in the secondary class) from the processes of comparison, association, and remodelling set up in the mind by the products of art or by the recollection of the beauties of nature. (Addison.) -- K.E.G.

poem ::: n. --> A metrical composition; a composition in verse written in certain measures, whether in blank verse or in rhyme, and characterized by imagination and poetic diction; -- contradistinguished from prose; as, the poems of Homer or of Milton.
A composition, not in verse, of which the language is highly imaginative or impassioned; as, a prose poem; the poems of Ossian.

poetry ::: n. --> The art of apprehending and interpreting ideas by the faculty of imagination; the art of idealizing in thought and in expression.
Imaginative language or composition, whether expressed rhythmically or in prose. Specifically: Metrical composition; verse; rhyme; poems collectively; as, heroic poetry; dramatic poetry; lyric or Pindaric poetry.

pratibhasika. ::: apparent or illusory life based on imagination alone; personal world; the level in which appearances are actually false, like the illusion of a snake over a rope, or a dream; having neither basis, nor any existence; unreality

Pratipakshabhavana: The method of substituting the opposite through imagination; thus, fear is overcome by dwelling strongly upon its opposite, viz., courage.

Pratyaya: Cause; mental effort; imagination; idea of distinction.

pratyaya. (P. paccaya; T. rkyen; C. yuan; J. en; K. yon ). In Sanskrit, "condition"; referring generally to the subsidiary factors whose concomitance results in the production of an effect from a cause, especially in the compound HETUPRATYAYA ("causes and conditions"). For example, in the production of a sprout from a seed, the seed would be the cause (HETU), while such factors as heat and moisture would be conditions (pratyaya). Given the centrality of the doctrine of causality of Buddhist thought, detailed lists and descriptions of conditions appear in all strata of Buddhist literature. In the context of epistemology, in the case of the perception of a tree by a moment of visual consciousness (CAKsURVIJNĀNA), the prior moment of consciousness that leads to this specific visual consciousness is called the immediately antecedent condition (SAMANANTARAPRATYAYA), the tree is called the object condition (ĀLAMBANAPRATYAYA), and the visual sense organ is called the predominant condition (ADHIPATIPRATYAYA); the "cooperative condition" (SAHAKĀRIPRATYAYA) is the subsidiary conditions that must be present in order for an effect to be produced, such as for light to be present in order to generate visual consciousness, or the presence of heat and moisture for a seed to grow into a sprout. ¶ A much more detailed roster of these conditions occurs in a detailed list of twenty-four conditions enumerated in the PAttHĀNA, the seventh book of the Pāli ABHIDHAMMAPItAKA, a work that applies twenty-four specific conditions to the mental and physical phenomena of existence and presents a detailed account of the Pāli interpretation of the doctrine of dependent origination (P. paticcasamuppāda; S. PRATĪTYASAMUTPĀDA). The twenty-four conditions are (1) the root condition (hetupaccaya), the condition upon which mental states entirely depend, such as a tree depending on its root. These root conditions are greed (LOBHA), hate (P. dosa, S. DVEsA), and delusion (MOHA) in the case of unwholesome mental states, or greedlessness (alobha), hatelessness (adosa; DVEsA), and undeludedness (amoha) in the case of wholesome mental states. Without these roots being present, the respective mental states cannot exist. (2) The object condition (ārammanapaccaya) is an object of perception and as such forms the condition for mental phenomena. External sense objects, such a sound, comprise the object conditions for the five physical sense consciousnesses, while mental objects such as thoughts, emotions, and memories comprise the object condition for the single internal sense consciousness of mind. (3) The dominant condition (adhipatipaccaya) gives rise to mental phenomena by way of predominance and can be one of four types: intention (chanda), energy (viriya), consciousness (citta), and investigation (vīmaMsā). At any given time only one of the four conditions can predominate in a state of consciousness. (4) The proximate condition (anantarapaccaya) and (5) the immediately antecedent condition (samanantarapaccaya) refer to any stage in the process of consciousness that serves as the condition for the immediately following stage. For example, an eye consciousness that sees a visual object functions as the immediately antecedent condition for the arising in the next moment of the mental consciousness that receives the visual image. The mental consciousness, in turn, serves as the immediately antecedent condition for the mental consciousness that performs the function of investigating the object. (6) The cooperative condition (sahajātapaccaya) is any phenomenon or condition the arising of which necessitates the simultaneous arising of another thing; for example, any one of the four mental aggregates (P. khandha; S. SKANDHA) of feeling (vedanā), conception (P. saNNā; S. SAMJNĀ), conditioning factors (P. sankhāra; S. SAMSKĀRA), and consciousness (P. viNNāna; S. VIJNĀNA) functions as the cooperative condition for all the rest, since all four invariably arise together in the same moment. (7) The condition by way of mutuality (aNNāmaNNapaccaya) refers to the fact that all simultaneous phenomena, such as the mental aggregates mentioned above, are mutually supportive and so are also conditioned by way of mutuality; they arise and fall in dependence on one another. (8) The support condition (nissayapaccaya) is a preceding or simultaneous condition that functions as a foundation for another phenomenon in the manner of earth for a tree. An example is the five external sense organs (eye, ear, nose, tongue and body) and the one internal mental sense organ (mind), which are the preceding and simultaneous conditions for the six kinds of consciousness that arise when sense organs come into contact with their respective objects. (9) The decisive support condition (upanissayapaccaya) is anything that functions as a strong inducement to moral, immoral, or neutral mental or physical action. It is of three kinds: (a) by way of object (ārammana), which can be any real or imaginary object of thought; (b) by way of proximity; and (c) by way of natural support (pakati), which includes such things as mental attitudes and associations with friends that can act as natural inducements to either wholesome or unwholesome behavior, or climate and food that induce health or illness of the body. (10) The prenascent condition (purejātapaccaya) is something previously arisen that forms a base for something arising later. An example is the five physical sense organs and the physical base of mind that, having already arisen, form the condition for the arising of consciousness through their operation. (11) The postnascent condition (pacchājātapaccaya) refers to consciousness arisen through the operation of the senses, because it serves as the necessary condition for the continued preservation of this already arisen body with its functioning senses. (12) The repetition condition (āsevanapaccaya) refers to impulsion moments of consciousness (javana) that arise in a series, each time serving as a condition for succeeding moments by way of repetition and frequency. (13) The action condition (kammapaccaya) refers to the KARMAN or karmic volitions (kammacetanā) of a previous birth that functioned to generate the physical and mental characteristics of an individual's present existence. (14) The karmaresult condition (vipākapaccaya) refers to the five karmically resultant external sense consciousnesses that function as simultaneous conditions for other mental and physical phenomena. (15) The nutriment condition (āhārapaccaya) is of four kinds and refers to material food (kabalinkārāhāra), which is food for the body; sensory and mental contact (phassa), which is food for sensation (vedanā); mental volition (CETANĀ = karman), which is food for rebirth; and consciousness (viNNāna), which is food for the mind-body complex (NĀMARuPA) at the moment of conception. (16) The faculty condition (indriyapaccaya) refers to twenty of twenty-two faculties (INDRIYA) enumerated in the Pāli abhidhamma out of which, for example, the five external sense faculties form the condition for their respective sense consciousnesses. (17) The meditative-absorption condition (jhānapaccaya) refers to a list of seven jhāna factors as conditions for simultaneous mental and corporeal phenomena. They are thought (vitakka), imagination (vicāra), rapture (pīti), joy (sukha), sadness (domanassa), indifference (upekkhā), and concentration (samādhi). (18) The path condition (maggapaccaya) refers to twelve path factors that condition progress along the path. These are: wisdom (paNNā), thought-conception (vitakka), right speech (sammavācā), right bodily action (sammakammanta), right livelihood (sammajīva), energy (viriya), mindfulness (sati), concentration (samādhi), wrong views (micchāditthi), wrong speech (micchāvācā), wrong bodily action (micchākammanta), and wrong livelihood (micchājīva). (19) The association condition (sampayuttapaccaya) refers to the four mental aggregates of feeling (vedanā), perception (saNNā), mental formations (sankhāra), and consciousness (viNNāna), which assist one another by association through sharing a common physical base, a common object, and arising and passing away simultaneously. (20) The dissociation condition (vippayuttapaccaya) refers to phenomena that assist other phenomena by virtue of not having the same physical base and objects. (21 and 24) The presence condition (atthipaccaya) and the nondisappearance condition (avigatapaccaya) refer to any phenomenon that through its presence is a condition for other phenomena. (22 and 23) The absence condition (natthipaccaya) and the disappearance condition (vigatapaccaya) refer to any phenomenon, such as a moment of consciousness, which having just passed away constitutes the necessary condition for the immediately following moment of the same phenomenon by providing an opportunity for it to arise. ¶ The SARVĀSTIVĀDA school also recognizes a list of four conditions, all of which appear in the preceding Pāli list and thus appear to have evolved before the separation of the SARVĀSTIVĀDA and STHAVIRANIKĀYA schools: (1) HETUPRATYAYA, or condition qua cause, corresponding to no. 1 in the Pāli list; (2) SAMANANTARAPRATYAYA, or immediately antecedent condition, corresponding to no. 5 in the Pāli list; (3) ĀLAMBANAPRATYAYA, or object condition, corresponding to no. 2 in the Pāli list; (4) ADHIPATIPRATYAYA, or predominant condition, corresponding to no. 3 in the Pāli list. These four pratyaya first appear in the first-century CE VIJNĀNAKĀYA and antedate the related Sarvāstivāda list of six "causes" (HETU).

Presentation: In the narrow sense: anything directly present to a knowing mind such as sense data, images of memory and imagination, emotional states, etc. In the wider sense: any object known by acquaintance rather than by description; for example, an object of perception or memory.

Presentation: (Lat. praesentatio, a showing, representation) (a) In the narrow sense anything directly present to a knowing mind such as sense data, images of memory and imagination, emotional and hedonic states, etc. See Datum. (b) In the wider sense any object known by acquaintance rather than by description for example, an object of perception or memory. See Acquaintance, Knowledge by. -- L.W.

presentive ::: a. --> Bringing a conception or notion directly before the mind; presenting an object to the memory of imagination; -- distinguished from symbolic.

prophecy ::: “If this higher buddhi {{understanding in the profoundest sense] could act pure of the interference of these lower members, it would give pure forms of the truth; observation would be dominated or replaced by a vision which could see without subservient dependence on the testimony of the sense-mind and senses; imagination would give place to the self-assured inspiration of the truth, reasoning to the spontaneous discernment of relations and conclusion from reasoning to an intuition containing in itself those relations and not building laboriously upon them, judgment to a thought-vision in whose light the truth would stand revealed without the mask which it now wears and which our intellectual judgment has to penetrate; while memory too would take upon itself that larger sense given to it in Greek thought and be no longer a paltry selection from the store gained by the individual in his present life, but rather the all-recording knowledge which secretly holds and constantly gives from itself everything that we now seem painfully to acquire but really in this sense remember, a knowledge which includes the future(1) no less than the past.

prose ::: n. --> The ordinary language of men in speaking or writing; language not cast in poetical measure or rhythm; -- contradistinguished from verse, or metrical composition.
Hence, language which evinces little imagination or animation; dull and commonplace discourse.
A hymn with no regular meter, sometimes introduced into the Mass. See Sequence.

purblind ::: 1. Slow or deficient in understanding, imagination or vision. 2. Fig. Slow in understanding or discernment; dull.

quote :::Maulana Hashimi was his great friend and ustad, who taught him the Persian and Arabic literature of the ancient Sufis and being a great mystic, recognized in Inayat what other friends of his (Ramyar and Hafiz Khan) though his great friends and admirers, were at a loss to understand. But Hashimi knew that something was being prepared in Inayat for the years that were in store for him, which was beyond words or imagination.

realistic ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to the realists; in the manner of the realists; characterized by realism rather than by imagination.

reality ::: n. --> The state or quality of being real; actual being or existence of anything, in distinction from mere appearance; fact.
That which is real; an actual existence; that which is not imagination, fiction, or pretense; that which has objective existence, and is not merely an idea.
Loyalty; devotion.
See 2d Realty, 2.

REASON Subjective consciousness. Reason is the faculty of imagination, abstraction, conception, reflection, deduction, judgement, etc. K

Reason is the instrument for working up the content of sense. Reason obtains all its reality material and knowledge material from sense. K 5.25.10

Reincarnating Ego ::: In the method of dividing the human principles into a trichotomy of an upper duad, an intermediate duad,and a lower triad -- or distributively spirit, soul, and body -- the second or intermediate duad,manas-kama, or the intermediate nature, is the ordinary seat of human consciousness, and itself iscomposed of two qualitative parts: an upper or aspiring part, which is commonly called the reincarnatingego or the higher manas, and a lower part attracted to material things, which is the focus of whatexpresses itself in the average man as the human ego, his everyday ordinary seat of consciousness.When death occurs, the mortal and material portions sink into oblivion; while the reincarnating egocarries the best and noblest parts of the spiritual memory of the man that was into the devachan or heavenworld of postmortem rest and recuperation, where the ego remains in the bosom of the monad or of themonadic essence in a state of the most perfect and utter bliss and peace, constantly reviewing andimproving upon in its own blissful imagination all the unfulfilled spiritual yearnings and longings of thelife just closed that its naturally creative faculties automatically suggest to the entity now in thedevachan.But the monad above spoken of passes from sphere to sphere on its peregrinations from earth, carryingwith it the reincarnating ego, or what we may for simplicity of expression call the earth-child, in itsbosom, where this reincarnating ego is in its state of perfect bliss and peace, until the time comes when,having passed through all the invisible realms connected by chains of causation with our own planet, itslowly "descends" again through these higher intermediate spheres earthwards. Coincidently does thereincarnating ego slowly begin to reawaken to self-conscious activity. Gradually it feels, at firstunconsciously to itself, the attraction earthwards, arising out of the karmic seeds of thought and emotionand impulse sown in the preceding life on earth and now beginning to awaken; and as these attractionsgrow stronger, in other words as the reincarnating ego awakens more fully, it finds itself under thedomination of a strong psychomagnetic attraction drawing it to the earth-sphere.The time finally comes when it is drawn strongly to the family on earth whose karmic attractions orkarmic status or condition are the nearest to its own characteristics; and it then enters, or attaches itselfto, by reason of the psychomagnetic attraction, the human seed which will grow into the body of thehuman being to be. Thus reincarnation takes place, and the reincarnating ego reawakens to life on earthin the body of a little child.

sankalpa &

Sankalpa: Thought, desire; imagination.

Satan [from Hebrew śāṭān adversary, opposer from the verbal root śāṭan to lie in wait, oppose, be an adversary; or possibly from the verbal root shut to whip, scourge, run hither and thither on errands; Greek satan, satanas] Adversary; with the definite article (has-satan) the adversary in the Christian sense, as the Devil. This Satan of the exoteric Jewish and Christian books is a mere figment of the monkish theological imagination. From the second possible derivation many eminent Shemitic scholars have held that the Satan of the Book of Job was a good angel arranged by God to try the characters of men in order to help them; and therefore supposedly to be different from the Satan of other books of the Bible. The theosophist would not limit the good angel to the Book of Job alone, but would look upon the adversative or contrary forces of nature as being the means upon which each one tries his will, resolution, and determination to evolve and grow spiritually and intellectually. The Satan of this hypothesis is in a sense our own lower character combined with the lower forces of nature surrounding earth and elsewhere.

satyakalpana ::: truth-imagination. satyakalpana

science fiction: A genre of literature that features an alternative society that is founded on the imagined technology of the future. The genre stretches the imagination by rooting the fantasy of the future in recognizable elements of modern life. This type of fantasy literature, typically takes the form of a short story or novel.

seizing ::: capturing the attention or imagination of.

Shaolinsi. (J. Shorinji; K. Sorimsa 少林寺). In Chinese, "Small Grove Monastery"; located at the foot of SONGSHAN in Dengfeng county, Henan province. According to the XU GAOSENG ZHUAN ("Continued Biographies of Eminent Monks"), the Xiaowen emperor (r. 471-500 CE) of the Northern Wei dynasty built the monastery in 496 CE for the Indian monk Fotuo (d.u.). Shaolinsi initially was an important center of translation activities, and many famous monks, including BODHIRUCI, RATNAMATI, JINGYING HUIYUAN, and XUANZANG, resided at the monastery. But the monastery is best known in the East Asian tradition as the putative center of martial arts in China. Fotuo, the monastery's founder, is claimed to have had two disciples who displayed sublime acrobatic skills, perhaps a harbinger of later martial-arts exercises. Li Shimin (599-649; r. 626-649), second ruler and Taizong emperor of the Tang dynasty (618-907), is said to have used the Shaolin monks' martial talents, especially with the heavy cudgel, to help his father found their new dynasty. Within another century, Shaolinsi became associated with the legend of the Indian monk BODHIDHARMA (c. early fifth century), the putative founder of the CHAN school, who is said to have practiced wall-gazing meditation (BIGUAN) for nine years in a cave above the monastery; according to later traditions, Bodhidharma also taught himself self-defense techniques both to protect himself against wild animals and for exercise, which he transmitted to his disciples at the monastery. In subsequent years, the monastery continued to be renowned as a center of both martial arts and Chan Buddhism. In 1245, the Yuan emperor Shizu (r. 1260-1294) appointed the Chan master Xueting Fuyu (1203-1275) abbot of Shaolinsi, and under Xueting's guidance the monastery flourished. At least by the fifteenth century, the connection between Shaolinsi and the martial arts became firmly established in the Chinese popular imagination and "Shaolin monks" remain popular on the international performing-arts circuit.

soar ::: v. i. --> To fly aloft, as a bird; to mount upward on wings, or as on wings.
Fig.: To rise in thought, spirits, or imagination; to be exalted in mood. ::: n. --> The act of soaring; upward flight.

sobriety ::: n. --> Habitual soberness or temperance as to the use of spirituous liquors; as, a man of sobriety.
Habitual freedom from enthusiasm, inordinate passion, or overheated imagination; calmness; coolness; gravity; seriousness; as, the sobriety of riper years.

species ::: n. --> Visible or sensible presentation; appearance; a sensible percept received by the imagination; an image.
A group of individuals agreeing in common attributes, and designated by a common name; a conception subordinated to another conception, called a genus, or generic conception, from which it differs in containing or comprehending more attributes, and extending to fewer individuals. Thus, man is a species, under animal as a genus; and man, in its turn, may be regarded as a genus with respect to

Sri Aurobindo: "If this higher buddhi {{understanding in the profoundest sense] could act pure of the interference of these lower members, it would give pure forms of the truth; observation would be dominated or replaced by a vision which could see without subservient dependence on the testimony of the sense-mind and senses; imagination would give place to the self-assured inspiration of the truth, reasoning to the spontaneous discernment of relations and conclusion from reasoning to an intuition containing in itself those relations and not building laboriously upon them, judgment to a thought-vision in whose light the truth would stand revealed without the mask which it now wears and which our intellectual judgment has to penetrate; while memory too would take upon itself that larger sense given to it in Greek thought and be no longer a paltry selection from the store gained by the individual in his present life, but rather the all-recording knowledge which secretly holds and constantly gives from itself everything that we now seem painfully to acquire but really in this sense remember, a knowledge which includes the future(1) no less than the past. ::: Footnote: In this sense the power of prophecy has been aptly called a memory of the future.]” *The Synthesis of Yoga

Sri Aurobindo: "I used the word ‘mystic" in the sense of a certain kind of inner seeing and feeling of things, a way which to the intellect would seem occult and visionary — for this is something different from imagination and its work with which the intellect is familiar.” *On Himself

Sri Aurobindo: ". . . our mind has the faculty of imagination; it can create and take as true and real its own mental structures: . . . . Our mental imagination is an instrument of Ignorance; it is the resort or device or refuge of a limited capacity of knowledge, a limited capacity of effective action. Mind supplements these deficiencies by its power of imagination: it uses it to extract from things obvious and visible the things that are not obvious and visible; it undertakes to create its own figures of the possible and the impossible; it erects illusory actuals or draws figures of a conjectured or constructed truth of things that are not true to outer experience. That is at least the appearance of its operation; but, in reality, it is the mind"s way or one of its ways of summoning out of Being its infinite possibilities, even of discovering or capturing the unknown possibilities of the Infinite.” The Life Divine

Sri Aurobindo: "We see at once that if such an Existence is, it must be, like the Energy, infinite. Neither reason nor experience nor intuition nor imagination bears witness to us of the possibility of a final terminus. All end and beginning presuppose something beyond the end or beginning. An absolute end, an absolute beginning is not only a contradiction in terms, but a contradiction of the essence of things, a violence, a fiction. Infinity imposes itself upon the appearances of the finite by its ineffugable self-existence.” *The Life Divine

step ::: a. --> To move the foot in walking; to advance or recede by raising and moving one of the feet to another resting place, or by moving both feet in succession.
To walk; to go on foot; esp., to walk a little distance; as, to step to one of the neighbors.
To walk slowly, gravely, or resolutely.
Fig.: To move mentally; to go in imagination.

sterile ::: lacking imagination, creativity, or vitality, mentally and spiritually; unproductive; fruitless.

Sthanumanushya: Man in the post; a simile used to describe false superimposition due to wrong imagination.

Such hybrid symbols may, like the Siren and the Lorelei, likewise signify the astral light and the temptations of the Hall of Delusion, or the incubi and succubi, originating in the Near East and distorted as entities by the monkish imagination of the Middle Ages.

Suddhakalpana: Pure imagination (as that of "I am Brahman".)

Suzuki, Daisetz Teitaro. (鈴木大拙[貞太郎]) (1870-1966). A Japanese scholar of Zen Buddhism, widely regarded as the person most responsible for introducing ZEN thought to the West. Born in Kanazawa, D. T. Suzuki, as he is usually known in Western writings, was the son of a physician. He taught English in primary schools before enrolling in what is now Waseda University in Tokyo. While he was a university student, he traveled to Kamakura to practice Zen meditation at the monastery of ENGAKUJI under the direction of the RINZAI master SHAKU SoEN. He became Soen's disciple and translated into English Soen's lecture for the 1893 World's Parliament of Religions. Soen subsequently arranged for Suzuki to travel to America to work with PAUL CARUS, author of The Gospel of Buddha and a leading proponent of Buddhism in America. Suzuki lived with Carus' family in LaSalle, Illinois from 1897 to 1908, producing translations and writing his first book in English, Outlines of Mahayana Buddhism (1907). He returned to Japan in 1909, where he taught English until 1921, when he accepted a chair in Buddhist philosophy at otani University in Kyoto. In 1911, he married an American student of Buddhism, Beatrice Erskine Lane (1878-1939), who served as the coeditor of many of his books and published her own studies of Mahāyāna Buddhism. Suzuki remained in Japan during World War II, but in 1950, after the war, he returned to the United States and lectured on Zen Buddhism at a number of universities, including Columbia University, where he was a long-time visiting professor. Suzuki was a prolific author in both Japanese and English, and eventually came to be renowned in both academic traditions. Because Suzuki was something of an autodidact in Buddhism, he initially struggled to be accepted into the mainstream of Japanese academe, but his prodigious output (his writings in Japanese filled thirty-two volumes) and his emphasis on the Indian and Chinese foundations of Japanese Buddhism (at a time when Japanese nationalist interpretations of Buddhism were the order of the day) eventually brought him wide respect at home. In the West, he wrote on both Mahāyāna Buddhism and Zen. His writings on Mahāyāna Buddhism include his highly regarded English translation and study of the LAnKĀVATĀRASuTRA and a critical edition of the Sanskrit recension of the GAndAVYuHA. But Suzuki's most influential works in English scholarship are his voluminous writings on the Zen tradition, including his three-volume Essays in Zen Buddhism, An Introduction to Zen Buddhism, The Training of a Zen Buddhist Monk, and Zen and Japanese Culture. These books, for the first time, made Zen philosophy and history serious topics of Buddhological research, and also inspired many Zen popularizers, such as ALAN WATTS and JACK KEROUAC, whose works introduced the notion of "Zen" to the Western popular imagination. Suzuki also mentored many of the preeminent Western Buddhologists of the mid-twentieth century; even the notorious curmudgeon EDWARD CONZE gushed over Suzuki, such was his high regard for his Japanese colleague. Suzuki died in Tokyo at the age of ninety-six.

“The difference between the ordinary mind and the intuitive is that the former, seeking in the darkness or at most by its own unsteady torchlight, first, sees things only as they are presented in that light and, secondly, where it does not know, constructs by imagination, by uncertain inference, by others of its aids and makeshifts things which it readily takes for truth, shadow projections, cloud edifices, unreal prolongations, deceptive anticipations, possibilities and probabilities which do duty for certitudes. The intuitive mind constructs nothing in this artificial fashion, but makes itself a receiver of the light and allows the truth to manifest in it and organise its own constructions.” The Synthesis of Yoga

the Egyptian imagination.”

The more intense the experiences that come, the higher the forces that descend, the greater become the possibilities of deviation and error. For the very intensity and the very height of the force excites and aggrandises the movements of the lower nature and raises up in it all opposing elements in their full force, but often in the dbguisc of truth, wearing a mask of plausible justification. There is needed a great patience, calm, sobriety, balance, an impersonal dciachmcnx and sincerity free from all taint of ego or personal human desire. There must be no attachment to any idea of one’s owm, to any experience, to any kind of imagination, mental building or vital demand ::: the light of discrimination must alx^i'ays play to detect those

  "The physical is not the only world; there are others that we become aware of through dream records, through the subtle senses, through influences and contacts, through imagination, intuition and vision. There are worlds of a larger subtler life than ours, vital worlds; worlds in which Mind builds its own forms and figures, mental worlds; psychic worlds which are the soul"s home; others above with which we have little contact. In each of us there is a mental plane of consciousness, a psychic, a vital, a subtle physical as well as the gross physical and material plane. The same planes are repeated in the consciousness of general Nature. It is when we enter or contact these other planes that we come into connection with the worlds above the physical. In sleep we leave the physical body, only a subconscient residue remaining, and enter all planes and all sorts of worlds.” Letters on Yoga

“The physical is not the only world; there are others that we become aware of through dream records, through the subtle senses, through influences and contacts, through imagination, intuition and vision. There are worlds of a larger subtler life than ours, vital worlds; worlds in which Mind builds its own forms and figures, mental worlds; psychic worlds which are the soul’s home; others above with which we have little contact. In each of us there is a mental plane of consciousness, a psychic, a vital, a subtle physical as well as the gross physical and material plane. The same planes are repeated in the consciousness of general Nature. It is when we enter or contact these other planes that we come into connection with the worlds above the physical. In sleep we leave the physical body, only a subconscient residue remaining, and enter all planes and all sorts of worlds.” Letters on Yoga

The power of sound is connected with rhythmic vibration and sympathetic vibration; a powerful voice, sounding the right tone, may shatter a wineglass; and the imagination suggests dangerous applications of this principle. To dabble experimentally in it, or to follow the teachings of pseudo-occultists, would be like an ignorant person meddling with the switches in a powerhouse.

There is no condition more dangerous for the sex-imagination to come than lying in bed in a half-awake or else a relaxed inert condition unoccupied by any activity or any experience.

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

These beings belong to two general divisions, the arupa (formless) and the rupa (form) divinities. Those having forms should not be imagined as necessarily having human forms as in the ancient pantheons, yet rupa gods do have highly ethereal forms, some perhaps resembling the present human shape and others of quite different construction. But the arupa divinities are to our power of imagination “beings of pure intelligence and of understanding, pure essences, pure spirits, formless as we conceive form” (Fund 347).

::: "The shoreless stream of idea and thought, imagination and experience, name and form, sensation and vibration sweeps onward for ever, without beginning, without end, rising into view, sinking out of sight; through it the one Intelligence with its million self-expressions pours itself abroad, an ocean with innumerable waves. One particular self-expression may disappear into its source and continent, but that does not and cannot abolish the phenomenal universe. The One is for ever, and the Many are for ever because the One is for ever. So long as there is a sea, there will be waves.” Essays in Philosophy and Yoga

“The shoreless stream of idea and thought, imagination and experience, name and form, sensation and vibration sweeps onward for ever, without beginning, without end, rising into view, sinking out of sight; through it the one Intelligence with its million self-expressions pours itself abroad, an ocean with innumerable waves. One particular self-expression may disappear into its source and continent, but that does not and cannot abolish the phenomenal universe. The One is for ever, and the Many are for ever because the One is for ever. So long as there is a sea, there will be waves.” Essays in Philosophy and Yoga

The structural problem stated in terms of the antithesis between subjective and objective is rather too vague for the purposes of epistemology and a more precise analysis of the knowledge-situation and statement of the issues involved is required. The perceptual situation -- and this analysis may presumably be extended with appropriate modifications to memory, imagination and other modes of cognition -- consists of a subject (the self, or pure act of perceiving), the content (sense data) and the object (the physical thing perceived). In terms of this analysis, two issues may be formulated Are content and object identical (epistemological monism), or are they numerically distinct (epistemological dualism)? and Does the object exist independently of the knowing subject (epistemological idealism) or is it dependent upon the subject (epistemological realism)? (h) The problem of truth is perhaps the culmination of epistemological enquiry -- in any case it is the problem which brings the enquiry to the threshold of metaphysics. The traditional theories of the nature of truth are: the correspondence theory which conceives truth as a relation between an "idea" or a proposition and its object --the relation has commonly been regarded as one of resemblance but it need not be so considered (see Correspondence theory of truth); the Coherence theory which adopts as the criterion of truth, the logical consistency of a proposition with a wider system of propositions (see Coherence theory of truth), and the intrinsic theory which views truth as an intrinsic property of the true proposition. See Intrinsic theory of truth. --L-W. Bibliography:

“The world is a cyclic movement (samsâra ) of the Divine Consciousness in Space and Time. Its law and, in a sense, its object is progression; it exists by movement and would be dissolved by cessation of movement. But the basis of this movement is not material; it is the energy of active consciousness which, by its motion and multiplication in different principles (different in appearance, the same in essence), creates oppositions of unity and multiplicity, divisions of Time and Space, relations and groupings of circumstance and Causality. All these things are real in consciousness, but only symbolic of the Being, somewhat as the imaginations of a creative Mind are true representations of itself, yet not quite real in comparison with itself, or real with a different kind of reality.” The Upanishads

They are one key (there are others) to contact with the other worlds or with the inner worlds and all that is there and these are regions of immense riches which far surpass the physical plane as it is at present. One enters into a larger, freer self and a larger, more pfastic world; of course indmrfual w/anr only give a contact, not an actual entrance, but the power of vision accompanied with the power of other subtle senses (hear- ing, touch, etc.) as it expands does give this entrance. These things have not the effect of a mere imagination but if fully fo * lowed out bring a constant growth of the being and the conscious- ness and its richness of experience and its scope.

They are one key (there are others) to contact with the other worlds or with the inner worlds and all that is there and these are regions of immense riches which far surpass the physical plane as it is at present. One enters into a larger, freer self and a larger, more plasdc world; of course individual visions only give a contact, not an actual entrance, but the power of vision accompanied with the power of other subtle semes (hear- ing, touch, etc.) as it expands does give this entrance. These things have not the effect of a mere imagination but if fully fol- lowed out bring a constant growth of the being and the conscious- ness and its richness of experience and its scope.

  “This fourth principle is the balance principle of the whole seven. It stands in the middle, and from it the ways go up or down. It is the basis of action and the mover of the will. As the old Hermetists say: ‘Behind will stands desire.’ For whether we wish to do well or ill we have to first arouse within us the desire for either course. . . . On the material and scientific side of occultism, the use of the inner hidden powers of our nature, if this principle of desire be not strong the master power of imagination cannot do its work, because though it makes a mould or matrix the will cannot act unless it is moved, directed, and kept up to pitch by desire. . . .

This tendency to irrational sadness and despondency and these imaginations, fears and perverse reasonings — always repeating, if you will take careful notice, the same movements, ideas and feelings and even the same language and phrases like a machine

Thought form: In occult terminology, a form or shape which the imagination of an adept or medium has constructed out of cosmic matter in the visible world and materializes in that same visible world.

. ti (kalpanamayi prakriti) ::: Nature creating subjectively by the power of imagination.

trivikalpa. (T. rnam par rtog pa gsum; C. san fenbie; J. sanfunbetsu; K. sam punbyol 三分別). In Sanskrit, "three types of discrimination"; three aspects of the discriminative activities of mind, generally portrayed in the negative sense of fantasy and imagination. Three types are typically described in the literature. (1) Intrinsic discrimination (SVABHĀVAVIKALPA) refers to the initial advertence of thought (VITARKA) and the subsequent sustained thought or reasoning (VICĀRA) regarding a perceived object of the six sensory consciousnesses (VIJNĀNA), i.e., the discrimination of present objects, as when visual consciousness perceives a visual object, etc. (2) Conceptualizing discrimination (ABHINIRuPAnĀVIKALPA) refers to discursive thought on ideas that arise in the sixth mental consciousness when it adverts toward a mental object that is associated with any of the three time periods (TRIKĀLA) of the past, present, or future. (3) Discrimination involving reflection on past events (ANUSMARAnAVIKALPA) refers to discriminative thought involving the memory of past objects. It is said that there is no svabhāvavikalpa from the second stage of meditative absorption (DHYĀNA) onward, since vitarka and vicāra, the first two of the five constituents of dhyāna (DHYĀNĀnGA), are then no longer present. There is no abhinirupanāvikalpa from the first stage of dhyāna onward, since the mind is then temporarily isolated from any awareness of the passage of time. Only anusmaranavikalpa is involved in all three realms of existence (TRILOKADHĀTU), including both the subtle-materiality realm (RuPADHĀTU) and the immaterial realm (ĀRuPYADHĀTU).

vapor ::: n. --> Any substance in the gaseous, or aeriform, state, the condition of which is ordinarily that of a liquid or solid.
In a loose and popular sense, any visible diffused substance floating in the atmosphere and impairing its transparency, as smoke, fog, etc.
Wind; flatulence.
Something unsubstantial, fleeting, or transitory; unreal fancy; vain imagination; idle talk; boasting.

verve ::: n. --> Excitement of imagination such as animates a poet, artist, or musician, in composing or performing; rapture; enthusiasm; spirit; energy.

vicāra. (T. dpyod pa; C. si; J. shi; K. sa 伺). In Sanskrit and Pāli, "sustained thought," "sustained attention," "imagination," or "analysis"; one of the forty-six mental factors (CAITTA) according to the VAIBHĀsIKA school of SARVĀSTIVĀDA ABHIDHARMA, one of the fifty-one according to the YOGĀCĀRA school, and one of the fifty-two in the Pāli ABHIDHAMMA. Although etymologically the term contains the connotation of "analysis," vicāra is polysemous in the Buddhist lexicon and refers to a mental activity that can be present both in ordinary states of consciousness and in meditative absorption (DHYĀNA). In ordinary consciousness, vicāra is "sustained thought," viz., the continued pondering of things. It is listed as an indeterminate mental factor (ANIYATA-CAITTA) because it can be employed toward either virtuous or nonvirtuous ends, depending on one's intention and the object of one's attention. Vicāra as a mental activity typically follows VITARKA, wherein vitarka is the "initial application of thought" and vicāra the "sustained thought" that ensues after one's attention has already adverted toward an object. In the context of meditative absorption, vicāra may be rendered as "sustained attention" or "sustained application of attention." With vitarka the practitioner directs his focus toward a chosen meditative object. When the attention is properly directed, the practitioner follows by applying and continuously fixing his attention on the same thing, deeply experiencing (or examining) the object. In meditative absorption, vicāra is one of the five factors that make up the first dhyāna (see DHYĀNĀnGA). According to the VISUDDHIMAGGA, "applied thought" (P. vitakka; S. vitarka) is like a bee flying toward a flower, having oriented itself toward its chosen target, whereas "sustained attention" (vicāra) is like a bee hovering over that flower, fixating on the flower.

viewy ::: a. --> Having peculiar views; fanciful; visionary; unpractical; as, a viewy person.
Spectacular; pleasing to the eye or the imagination.

vikalpa. ::: conditioned mind; doubt; wrong concept; imagination; fantasy; mental construct; abstraction

Vikalpa: Imagination; oscillation of the mind.

vikalpa. (P. vikappa; T. rnam par rtog pa; C. fenbie; J. funbetsu; K. punbyol 分別). In Sanskrit, "[false] discrimination," "imagining," or "conception"; the discriminative activities of mind, generally portrayed in the negative sense of fantasy and imagination, and often equivalent to "conceptual proliferation" (PRAPANCA). Vikalpa refers to the conceptual activities of the mental consciousness (MANOVIJNĀNA), a mediated mental activity that operates through the medium of generic images (SĀMĀNYALAKsAnA). Vikalpa is often opposed to the immediate knowledge provided by direct perception (PRATYAKsA). The direct perception of reality is therefore commonly described as NIRVIKALPA, or "free from thought." ¶ Three types of conceptual discrimination (TRIVIKALPA) are typically described in the literature. (1) Intrinsic discrimination (SVABHĀVAVIKALPA), which refers to the initial advertence of thought (VITARKA) and the subsequent sustained attention (VICĀRA) to a perceived object of the six sensory consciousnesses (VIJNĀNA), that is, the discrimination of present objects, as when visual consciousness perceives a visual object. (2) Conceptualizing discrimination (ABHINIRuPAnĀVIKALPA), which refers to discursive thought on ideas that arise in the sixth mental consciousness when it adverts toward a mental object that is associated with any of the three time periods of past, present, or future. (3) Discrimination involving reflection on past events (ANUSMARAnAVIKALPA), which refers to discriminative thought involving the memory of past objects. ¶ There is a wide range of opinion as to the value of vikalpa (in the sense of "thought" or "conception") in the soteriological progress. Some traditions would hold that the structured use of conceptual and logical analysis (and especially the use of inference, or ANUMĀNA) is a necessary prerequisite to reaching a state beyond all thought. Such a position is advocated in the Indian philosophical schools and in those that favor the so-called gradual path to enlightenment. In the stages of the path to enlightenment, all forms of meditation prior to the attainment of the path of vision (DARsANAMĀRGA) are "conceptual" and thus entail vikalpa. Other schools radically devalue all thought as an obstacle to the understanding of the ultimate and would claim that the nonconceptual, described in some cases as "no-thought" (C. WUNIAN), is accessible at all times. Such an approach, most famously expounded in the CHAN traditions of Asia, is associated with the so-called sudden path to enlightenment (see DUNWU). ¶ In the YOGĀCĀRA school, vikalpa is described specifically as the "discriminative conception of apprehended and apprehender" (GRĀHYAGRĀHAKAVIKALPA), referring to the misconception that there is an inherent bifurcation between a perceiving subject (grāhaka) and its perceived objects (grāhya). This bifurcation occurs because of false imagining (ABHuTAPARIKALPA), the tendency of the relative phenomena (PARATANTRA) to be misperceived as divided into a perceiving self and a perceived object that is external to it. By relying on these false imaginings to construct our sense of what is real, we inevitably subject ourselves to continued suffering (DUḤKHA) within the cycle of birth-and-death (SAMSĀRA). Overcoming this bifurcation leads to the nondiscriminative wisdom (NIRVIKALPAJNĀNA), which, in the five-stage path (PANCAMĀRGA) system, marks the inception of the path of vision (darsanamārga), where the adept sees reality directly, without the intercession of concepts. The elimination of grāhyagrāhakavikalpa proceeds from the less to the more subtle. It is easier to realize that a projected object is a projection than to realize that a projecting subject is as well; among projected objects, it is easier to realize that afflicted (SAMKLIstA) dharmas (the SKANDHAs and so on) are projections than to realize that purified (VYAVADĀNA) dharmas (the five paths and so on) are as well; and among subjects it is easier to realize that a material subject (a mental substratum and so on) is a projection than to realize that a nominally existing subject (a nominally existing self and so on) is. This explanation of vikalpa, common in the PRAJNĀPĀRAMITĀ commentarial tradition, influenced the theory of the SAMPANNAKRAMA (completion stage) in ANUTTARAYOGA (highest yoga) TANTRA, where prior to reaching enlightenment the four sets of vikalpas are dissolved with their associated PRĀnAs in the central channel (AVADHuTI).

Viparitabhavana: Wrong conception, such as conceiving the body as the Self; perverted understanding or imagination.

visionary ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to a visions or visions; characterized by, appropriate to, or favorable for, visions.
Affected by phantoms; disposed to receive impressions on the imagination; given to reverie; apt to receive, and act upon, fancies as if they were realities.
Existing in imagination only; not real; fanciful; imaginary; having no solid foundation; as, visionary prospect; a visionary scheme or project.

visionless ::: 1. Lacking the faculty of sight; blind. 2. Lacking intelligent foresight or imagination; uninspired.

Visualization ::: The ability of the mind to form an internal world in which the only limit is the imagination of the visualizer. This is a capability largely provided by the Astral Plane and into which the locus of focus can be narrowed and strengthened so as to allow for practices like lucid dreaming and astral projection to take place.

vivid ::: a. --> True to the life; exhibiting the appearance of life or freshness; animated; spirited; bright; strong; intense; as, vivid colors.
Forming brilliant images, or painting in lively colors; lively; sprightly; as, a vivid imagination.

Voodoo or Voodooism [from Fongbe dialect vodunu from vodu moral and religious life of the Fons of Dahomey] A definite system of African black magic or sorcery, including various types of necromantic practice. It reached the Americas with the African slaves brought from the West Coast, and in and around the Caribbean various degrees of the cult persist and constitute a recognized if little understood social feature in the history and life of the people. Especially significant in the original Fon religion are the principal temples in the sacred forests, with symbolic hieroglyphics on the walls, depicting the exploits of their kings, voodoo legends, etc., and explaining their belief in the unknowable god Meru (Great Master); this unmanifest god, too far removed from men for them to give to him any form, dealt with them through lesser gods and nature spirit, i.e., voodoo; the priestesses serving the temple in a secret cult with four degrees of initiation, and having passwords unknown to laymen; the cult of the snake or adder as the most primitive form of the religion. Such findings in voodoo history, however degraded in course of time and overlaid by beliefs and customs of cruder native tribes, have the basic elements of a hierarchic religion so enveloped in mystery as to indicate an origin far beyond the creative imagination of any people. Rather, here in strange temples of dark mystery, were the lingering echoes of some ancient wisdom teaching of those who were truly “as wise as serpents.” The least altered of the original system is probably the voodoo music with its solemn, insistent rhythm in the mood of prayer or an invocation. This rhythm persists, even when the ritual songs in Haiti are composed entirely of Creole words, or of a series of unintelligible sounds.

Whence, in the typical Scholastic or medieval notion, intellect is an immaterial faculty of the soul, that is, its operations are performed without a bodily organ, though they depend on the body and its senses for the material from which they receive their first impulse. Nothing is in the intellect that has not been previously in the senses. The impressions received by the external senses are synthesized by the internal sensus communis which forms an image or phantasm; the phantasm is presented to the intellect by imagination, memory and the vis cogitativa co-operating. The internal senses are conceived as being bound to organic functions of the brain. The intellect operates in a twofold manner, but is only one. As active intellect (intellectus agens) it "illuminates" the phantasm, disengaging there from the universal nature; as passive intellect (int. possibilis) it is informed by the result of this abstractive operation and develops the concept. Concepts are united into judgments by combination and division (assertion and negation). Judgments are related to each other in syllogistic reasoning or by the abbreviated form of enthymeme. Aquinas denies to the intellect the capacity of becoming aware of particulars in any direct way. The intellect knows of them (e.g. when asserting: Socrates is a man) only indirectly by reflecting on its own operations and finally on the phantasm which served as starting point. Propositions, however, have no directly corresponding phantasm. Later Scholastics credit the intellect with a direct knowledge of particulars (Suarez). See Abstraction, Faculty. -- R.A.

Will (Scholastic): Will is one of the two rational faculties of the human soul. Only man, as a rational animal, possesses will. Animals are prompted to action by the sensory appetites and in this obey the law of their nature, whereas human will is called free insofar as it determines itself towards the line of action it chooses. Though the objects of will are presented by the intellect, this faculty does not determine will which may still act against the intellect's judgment. The proper object of rational will is good in its universal aspect. Goodness is one of the original ("transcendental") aspects of being, envisioned under this aspect, it becomes a possible end of will. As such, it is apprehended by reason, arousing a simple volitive movement. Follow the approval of "synderesis" (v. there), striving, deliberation, consent, final approval by reason, choice of means and execution. Thus, there is a complicated interplay of intellectual and volitive performances which finally end with action. Action being necessarily about particulars and these being material, will, an "immaterial" faculty cannot get directly in touch with reality and needs, as does on its part intellect, an intermediary; the sensory appetites are the ultimate executors, while the vis cogitativa or practical reason supplies the link on the side of intellectual performance. True choice exists only in rational beings, animals appearing to deliberate are, in truth, only passively subjected to the interference of images and appetites, and their actions are automatically determined by the relative strength of these factors. While man's will is essentially free, it is restricted in the exercise of its fi eedom by imagination, emotion, habit. Whatever an end will aims at, it is always a good, be it one of a low degree. -- R.A.

woolgathering ::: a. --> Indulging in a vagrant or idle exercise of the imagination; roaming upon a fruitless quest; idly fanciful. ::: n. --> Indulgence in idle imagination; a foolish or useless pursuit or design.

WORLDS. ::: The physical is not the only world ; there are others that we become aware of through dream records, through the subtle senses, through influences and contacts, through imagination, Intuition and vision. There are worlds of a larger subtler life than ours, vital worlds ; worlds in which Mind builds its own forms and figures, mental worlds ; psychic worlds which are the soul’s home ; others above with which we have littfe contact. In each of us there is a mental plane of consciousness, a psychic, a vital, a subtle physical as w’cll as the gross physical and material plane. The same planes are repeated in the cons- ciousness of general Nature. It is when we enter or contact these other planes that we come into conoeciion with the worlds above the physical. In sleep we leave the physical body, only a sub- conscient residue remaining, and enter all planes and all sorts of worlds. In each we see scenes, meet beings, share in happen- ings, come across formations, influences, suggestions which belong to these planes. Even when we are awake, part of us moves in these planes, but their activity goes on behind the veil ; our waking minds are not aware of it. Dreams are often only incoherent constructions of our subcooscient, but others are records (often much mixed and distorted) or transcripts of experiences in these supraphystcal planes. When we do sadbana, this kind of dream becomes very common ; then subconscious dreams cease to predominate.

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1:An idea is salvation by imagination. ~ Frank Lloyd Wright,
2:My imagination is a monastery, and I am its monk ~ John Keats,
3:Imagination is more important than knowledge. ~ Albert Einstein,
4:Live out of your imagination, not your history. ~ Stephen Covey,
5:Simplicity of heart is the way out of imagination. ~ Robert Burton,
6:Few people have imagination for reality. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,
7:He who has imagination without learning has wings but no feet.
   ~ Joseph Joubert,
8:The imagination is not a state: it is the human existence itself. ~ William Blake,
9:Before we love with our heart, we already love with our imagination. ~ Louise Colet,
10:There is nothing worse than imagination without taste. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,
   ~ Barbara Max Hubbard,
12:Solitude is as needful to the imagination as society is wholesome for the character.
   ~ Lowell,
13:There is no better way to exercise the imagination than the study of the law. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
14:Blake encourages us to fully engage our imagination in questioning of reality. ~ Taigen Dan Leighton,
15:The best travel has aways been in the realm of the imagination. ~ Paracelsus,
16:You have seen the imagination in its very unreality, and you have returned from it to reality. ~ Al-Hallaj,
17:The game I play is a very interesting one. It's imagination, in a tight straightjacket. ~ Richard P Feynman,
18:On the last day of your life when you wake-up, you will see this is all illusion and imagination. ~ Shabistari,
19:What you contemplate, you touch. What you enter into in imagination, you make yourself one with.
   ~ Dion Fortune,
20:Imagination grows by exercise and contrary to common belief is more powerful in the mature than in the young. ~ Ursula K Le Guin,
21:Boundary lines, of any type, are never found in the real world itself, but only in the imagination of the mapmakers. ~ Ken Wilber,
22:Diversity lies in your imagination only. Unitary Being need not be acquired. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
23:Imagination the free-will of Truth, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Glory and Fall of Life,
24:Why does the eye see a thing more clearly in dreams than the imagination when awake?
   ~ Leonardo da Vinci,
25:It is also DEFECTIVE, bc of the admixture of imagination w/ sensation ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ScG 3.91).,
26:Give value to your time. Live in the present moment. Do not live in imagination and throw your time away. ~ Ibn Arabi,
27:Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination... go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.
   ~ Mozart,
28:We shouldn't stick too close to everyday reality but give room to the reality of the heart, of the mind, and of the imagination.
   ~ Hayao Miyazaki,
29:The imagination is like a knife which may be used for good or evil purposes.
   ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1929-1931,
30:We miss the real by lack of attention, and create the unreal by excess of imagination." ~ Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj,
31:Imagination is the Discovering Faculty, pre-eminently. It is that which penetrates into the unseen worlds around us, the worlds of Science. ~ Ada Lovelace,
32:Man is all Imagination. God is Man and exists in us and we in Him... The Eternal Body of Man is the Imagination, that is, God, Himself
   ~ William Blake, Laocoon,
33:If you understand that this 'ego' never at any time had any existence outside your imagination, you will not be concerned about ways and means of getting rid of it. ~ Annamalai Swami,
34:Yet mystery and imagination arise from the same source. This source is called darkness ... Darkness within darkness, the gateway to all understanding. ~ Lao Tzu,
35:People who deny the existence of dragons are often eaten by dragons from within. ~ Ursula K Le Guin, The Wave in the Mind: Talks and Essays on the Writer, the Reader and the Imagination,
36:And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt. ~ Sylvia Plath,
37:People who deny the existence of dragons are often eaten by dragons. From within. ~ Ursula K. Le Guin, The Wave in the Mind: Talks and Essays on the Writer, the Reader and the Imagination,
38:The task of real thought, and of the imagination too, is to organize the diversity of reality in unity, but in such a way that the diversity, which is a fact, still remains. ~ William F. Lynch,
39:Ceremonies help the imagination and encourage it to see in the concrete that which cannot be immediately realised. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Karmayogin, The Boycott Celebration,
40:What is not real or vital to thought, imagination and feeling cannot be powerfully creative. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Future Poetry, The Movement of Modern Literature - II,
41:So often, science fiction helps to get young people interested in science. That's why I don't mind talking about science fiction. It has a real role to play: to seize the imagination. ~ Michio Kaku,
42:Nature is a habit already put in motion, but the soul is a habit which has taken to itself, in addition, imagination and impetuosity…. ~ Philo of Alexandria, Allegorical Interpretations II. vii (19),
43:Once you realize that the world is your own projection, you are free of it. You need not free yourself of a world that does not exist except in your own imagination. ~ Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj Maharaj,
44: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,
45:There is nothing heavier than compassion. Not even one's own pain weights so heavy as the pain one feels for someone, pain intensified by the imagination and prolonged by a hundred echoes. ~ Milan Kundera,
46:Nothing has ever existed except this moment. That's all there is. That's all we are. Yet most human beings spend 50 to 90 percent or more of their time in their imagination, living in fantasy." ~ Joko Beck,
47:Illusion (World)
When one is living in the physical mind, the only way to escape from it is by imagination. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - III, Experiences and Realisations,
48:Catastrophes are often stimulated by the failure to feel the emergence of a domain, and so what cannot be felt in the imagination is experienced as embodied sensation in the catastrophe.
   ~ William Irwin Thompson,
49:It not seldom happens that in the purposeless rovings and wanderings of the imagination we hunt down such game as can be put to use by our purposeful philosophy in its well-ordered household. ~ Georg C Lichtenberg,
50:Let us die and enter into the darkness, silencing our anxieties, our passions and all the fantasies of our imagination. Let us pass over with the crucified Christ from this world to the Father. ~ Saint Bonaventure,
51:Once you know with absolute certainty that nothing can trouble you but your own imagination, you come to disregard your desires and fears, concepts and ideas, and live by truth alone. ~ Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj Maharaj,
52:Oh thou! who art free of notion, imagination, and duality, We are all bellows in the ocean of eternity." ~ Binavali, a sufi of the 17th century. From "The Religion of the Sufis : From The Dabistan of Mohsin Fani,", (1979),
53:If I regard myself as a martyr, I must think too of myself as that martyr's executioner; for we suffer only by the imagination of evil which is in us. ~ Antoine the Healer, the Eternal Wisdom
54:I [the real Self] am without character, without action, without imagination, without relation, without change, without form, without sin, all eternity, every liberated." ~ From the "Atmabodha," one of the 10 Upanishads, Wikipedia.,
55:Strange, remote and splendid
Childhood's fancy pure
Thrills to thoughts we cannot fathom,
Quick felicities obscure. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems, A Child's Imagination,
56:However the imagination does not in itself constitute the astral plane. The creative imagination arises at the interface of the astral wave function of reality with the sensitive particle structure in the brain.
   ~ Peter J Carroll, The Octavo,
57:Imagination called her shining squads
That venture into undiscovered scenes
Where all the marvels lurk none yet has known: ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Little Mind,
58:Whatever consists of parts and whole is not the eternal. To consider any particular object to be eternal It would be an error of the imagination." ~ Adi Shankara, (8th century) Indian philosopher and theologian, consolidated the doctrine of Advaita Vedanta, Wikipedia.,
59:I desired dragons with a profound desire. Of course, I in my timid body did not wish to have them in the neighborhood. But the world that contained even the imagination of Fafnir was richer and more beautiful, at whatever the cost of peril. ~ J R R Tolkien, On Fairy-Stories,
60:That we may merge into the deep and dazzling darkness, vanish into it, dissolve in it forever in an unbelievable bliss beyond imagination, for absolute nothingness represents absolute bliss." ~ Saint Gregory of Nyssac., (c. 335-c. 395), saint in Roman Catholicism, Wikipedia.,
61:The main point to grasp is that you have projected onto yourself a world of your own imagination, based on memories, on desires and fears, and that you have imprisoned yourself in it. Break the spell and be free. ~ Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj,
62:Imagination is living, perspective is only 'lifelike'. It used to be said that the camera cannot lie. But in fact it always does lie. Just because it looks only in that immediate way, the camera looks always at and never into what it sees. ~ Owen Barfield 'The Harp & the Camera',
63:Does a firm persuasion that a thing is so, make it so?" And the prophet replied, 'All poets believe that it does. And in ages of imagination, this firm persuasion removed mountains: but many r not capable of a firm persuasion of anything.'" ~ William Blake, (1757- 1827), Wikipedia,
64:Let us enter into the dark, silencing our anxieties, our passions and all the fantasies of our imagination. Let us pass over w/ the crucified Christ from this world to the Father so that, when the Father has shown himself to us, we can say with Philip: 'It is enough' ~ Bonaventure,
65:Imagination… reveals itself in the balance or reconciliation of opposite or discordant qualities: of sameness, with difference;... the idea, with the image; the individual, with the representative; the sense of novelty and freshness, with old and familiar objects. ~ Saint Coleridge,
66:I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge. That myth is more potent than history. That dreams are more powerful than facts. That hope always triumphs over experience. That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death. ~ Robert Fulghum,
67:In the region of politics faith is the result of imagination working in the light of history; it takes its stand on reason and experience and aspires into the future from the firm ground of the past. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Bande Mataram - I, The Leverage of Faith,
68:If it is the idea that finally expresses itself in all material forms, actions, institutions and consummations, it is the imagination that draws the idea out, suggests the shape and gives the creative impulse. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Karmayogin, The Boycott Celebration,
69:Man is a thinker. He is that what he thinks. When he thinks fire he is fire. When he thinks war, he will create war. Everything depends if his entire imagination will be an entire sun, that is, that he will imagine himself completely that what he wants. ~ Paracelsus,
70:For me, reason is the natural organ of truth; but imagination is the organ of meaning. Imagination, producing new metaphors or revivifying old, is not the cause of truth, but its condition. ~ C S Lewis, "Bluspels and Flalansferes: A Semantic Nightmare", Rehabilitations and Other Essays (1939),
71:You do not pass
through imagination
or else we'll know
where You are.
You are He who
is everywhere
Yet You are nowhere.
Where are You?
In my annihilation
is my annihilation's
.... annihilation
And You are found
.... in my annihilation. ~ Mansoor al- Hallaj,
72:The world is but a reflection of my imagination. Whatever I want to see, I can see. But why should I invent patterns of creation, evolution and destruction? I do not need them and have no desire to lock up the world in a mental picture. ~ Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj,
73:Our highest endeavor must be to develop free human beings who are able of themselves to impart purpose and direction to their lives. The need for imagination, a sense of truth, and a feeling of responsibility-these three forces are the very nerve of education. ~ Rudolf Steiner,
74:ur conscience is an inner light which guides us with an infallible security, shows us everywhere the Good and invites us to cooperate in it; but the intelligence snatches it away from us under a veil whose stuff is of the imagination. ~ Antoine the Healer, the Eternal Wisdom
75:What we are you cannot realise and it is a waste of time to try and do so but you can imagine (italics mine) us on the astral plane and we can contact you through your imagination, and though your mental picture is not real or actual, the results of it are real and actual.
   ~ Dion Fortune, The Cosmic Doctrine,
76:I told you, knowledge is our Holy Grail, and I daresay the wisdom possessed by the vampire would boggle your imagination. You see, we don't have political allegiances to worry about, or religion, or differing mores. We all work together for one purpose: to further our achievements and our learning. ~ Michael Talbot,
77:You are being - awareness - bliss. You come to it when you see all you think yourself to be as mere imagination and stand aloof in pure awareness of the transient as transient, imaginary as imaginary, unreal as unreal. It is not difficult, but detachment is needed. ~ Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj,
78:The intelligence can also follow this trend, but is ceases then to be the pure intellect; it calls in its power of imagination to its aid, it becomes the image-maker, the creator of symbols and values, a spiritual artist and poet. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, The Divine Personality,
79:When the imagination is not controlled and the attention not steadied on the feeling of the wish fulfilled, then no amount of prayer or piety or invocation will produce the desired effect. When you can call up at will whatsoever image you please, when the forms of your imagination are as vivid to you as the forms of nature, you are master of your fate. ~ Neville Goddard,
80:Of all man's instruments, the most wondrous, no doubt, is the book. The other instruments are extensions of his body. The microscope, the telescope, are extensions of his sight; the telephone is the extension of his voice; then we have the plow and the sword, extensions of the arm. But the book is something else altogether: the book is an extension of memory and imagination.
   ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
81:The average voter is a moron. He believes what he reads in newspapers, feeds his imagination and lulls his repressions on the cinema, and hopes to break away from his slavery by football pools, cross-word prizes, or spotting the winner of the 3:30. He is ignorant as no illiterate peasant is ignorant: he has no power of independent thought. He is the prey of panic. But he has the vote.
   ~ Aleister Crowley,
82:The great secret of morals is love; or a going out of our nature, and an identification of ourselves with the beautiful which exists in thought, action, or person, not our own. A man, to be greatly good, must imagine intensely and comprehensively; he must put himself in the place of another and of many others; the pains and pleasure of his species must become his own. The great instrument of moral good is the imagination. ~ Percy Bysshe Shelley,
83:Paul Brunton in his book A Search in Secret Egypt repeatedly speaks of Atlantis. I always thought that belief in Atlantis was only an imagination of the Theosophists. Is there any truth in the belief?

Atlantis is not an imagination. Plato heard of this submerged continent from Egyptian sources and geologists are also agreed that such a submersion was one of the great facts of earth history. 22 June 1936 ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters On Poetry And Art,
84:To read great books does not mean one becomes 'bookish'; it means that something of the terrible insight of Dostoevsky, of the richly-charged imagination of Shakespeare, of the luminous wisdom of Goethe, actually passes into the personality of the reader; so that in contact with the chaos of ordinary life certain free and flowing outlines emerge, like the forms of some classic picture, endowing both people and things with a grandeur beyond what is visible to the superficial glance.
   ~ John Cowper Powys,
85:For the first time, we have the power to decide the fate of our planet and ourselves. This is a time of great danger, but our species is young, and curious, and brave. It shows much promise.
   We wish to pursue the truth no matter where it leads. But to find the truth, we need imagination and skepticism both. We will not be afraid to speculate, but we will be careful to distinguish speculation from fact. The cosmos is full beyond measure of elegant truths; of exquisite interrelationships; of the awesome machinery of nature. ~ Carl Sagan,
86:The sword, or more usually the dagger, is the weapon of analysis or scission, or in the most simple sense, destruction. Through the sword, the magical will and perception vitalize the imagination of the undoing of things. The sword is the reservoir of the power which disintegrates aetheric influences through which the material plane is affected. Both the sword and pentacle are aetheric weapons through which the higher-order powers of will, perception, and imagination execute mental commands on the planes of middle nature.
   ~ Peter J Carroll, Liber Null,
87:31. For your exercise this week, visualize your friend, see him exactly as you last saw him, see the room, the furniture, recall the conversation, now see his face, see it distinctly, now talk to him about some subject of mutual interest; see his expression change, watch him smile. Can you do this? All right, you can; then arouse his interest, tell him a story of adventure, see his eyes light up with the spirit of fun or excitement. Can you do all of this? If so, your imagination is good, you are making excellent progress. ~ Charles F Haanel, The Master Key System,
88:Narrow minds devoid of imagination. Intolerance, theories cut off from reality, empty terminology, usurped ideals, inflexible systems. Those are the things that really frighten me. What I absolutely fear and loathe. Of course it's important to know what's right and what's wrong. Individual errors in judgment can usually be corrected. As long as you have the courage to admit mistakes, things can be turned around. But intolerant, narrow minds with no imagination are like parasites that transform the host, change form and continue to thrive. They're a lost cause. ~ Haruki Murakami,
89:That all-pervading Beauty is not an exercise in creative imagination. It is the actual structure of the universe. That all-pervading Beauty is in truth the very nature of the Kosmos right now. It is not something you have to imagine, because it is the actual structure of perception in all domains. If you remain in the eye of Spirit, every object is an object of radiant Beauty. If the doors of perception are cleansed, the entire Kosmos is your lost and found Beloved, the Original Face of primordial Beauty, forever,and forever, and endlessly forever. ~ Ken Wilber, The Eye Of Spirit, p. 138,
90:You cannot seek the unknown. What is sought must already be known, otherwise, it could not be recognized.
All recognition requires memory. What is recognized must have been cognized before. The process works as cognize, then name, and subsequently recognize.
There is nothing to be gained by pursuing the unknown. It is sufficient to fully comprehend the known.

Wu Hsin comes to take you to the real; his words are final. Drink them fully and your thirst has ended.

You are no longer mesmerized by your own self-importance. To have done so means to reach the state in which imagination is no longer taken for the actual. ~ Wu Hsin,
91:The guru demands one thing only: clarity and intensity of purpose, a sense of responsibility for oneself. The very reality of the world must be questioned. Who is the guru, after all? He who knows the state in which there is neither the world nor the thought of it, he is the Supreme Teacher. To find him means to reach the state in which imagination is no longer taken for reality. Please understand that the guru stands for reality, for truth, for what is. He is a realist in the highest sense of the term. He cannot and shall not come to terms with the mind and it's delusions. He comes to take you to the real; don't expect him to do anything else. ~ Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj,
92:The physical form of a magical weapon is no more than a convenient handle or anchor for its aetheric form.
The Sword and Pentacle are weapons of analysis and synthesis respectively. Upon the pentacle aetheric forms, images, and powers are assembled when the magical will and perception vitalize the imagination. The magician may create hundreds of pentacles in the course of his sorceries, yet there is a virtue in having a general purpose weapon of this class, for its power increases with use, and it can be employed as an altar for the consecration of lesser pentacles. For many operations of an evocatory type, the pentacle is placed on the cup and the conjuration performed with the wand. ~ Peter J Carroll, Liber Null,
93:The cup can be regarded as an aetheric receptacle for the magical perception. Of all the weapons, it is the one least likely to resemble the physical object whose name it bears, although actual cups of ink or blood are sometimes used. For some, the cup exists as a mirror, a shew stone, a state of trance, a tarot pack, a mandala, a state of dreaming, or a feeling that just comes to them. These things often act as devices for preoccupying oneself with something else, so that magical perceptions can surface unhindered by discursive thought and imagination. Part of the power that is built up in them can be likened to self-fascination. The cup weapon acquires an autohypnotic quality and provides a doorway through which the perception has access to other realms.
   ~ Peter J Carroll, Liber Null,
94:Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn't it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens up your heart and it means that someone can get inside you and mess you up. You build up all these defenses, you build up a whole suit of armor, so that nothing can hurt you, then one stupid person, no different from any other stupid person, wanders into your stupid life...You give them a piece of you. They didn't ask for it. They did something dumb one day, like kiss you or smile at you, and then your life isn't your own anymore. Love takes hostages. It gets inside you. It eats you out and leaves you crying in the darkness, so simple a phrase like 'maybe we should be just friends' turns into a glass splinter working its way into your heart. It hurts. Not just in the imagination. Not just in the mind. It's a soul-hurt, a real gets-inside-you-and-rips-you-apart pain. I hate love. ~ Neil Gaiman,
95:Then the matter is as we have confirmed. So know that you are imagination and that which you perceive and of which you say, "It is not me" is also imagination. All of existence is imagination within imagination. True existence is Allah, the Real, in particular in respect to essence and source, not in respect to His Names, because the Names have two meanings. One meaning is His source which is the same as the "Named", and the other meaning is what it indicates and that by which the Name is separate from this other Name, and so distinct. The Ever-Forgiving is separate from the Manifest and the Hidden, and the First is distinct from the Last. Thus it is clear to you that each Name is the same as the other Name, and yet it is not the other Name. Inasmuch as the Name is the same, it is the Real, and inasmuch as it is not it, it is the imaginary Real which we discussed. ~ Ibn Arabi,
96:The Seven Da Vincian Principles are:
   Curiosità - An insatiably curious approach to life and an unrelenting quest for continuous learning.
   Dimostrazione - A commitment to test knowledge through experience, persistence, and a willingness to learn from mistakes.
   Sensazione - The continual refinement of the senses, especially sight, as the means to enliven experience.
   Sfumato (literally "Going up in Smoke") - A willingness to embrace ambiguity, paradox, and uncertainty.
   Arte/Scienza - The development of the balance between science and art, logic and imagination. "Whole-brain" thinking.
   Corporalità - The cultivation of grace, ambidexterity, fitness, and poise.
   Connessione - A recognition of and appreciation for the interconnectedness of all things and phenomena. Systems thinking.
   ~ Michael J. Gelb, How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci: Seven Steps to Genius Every Day,
97:Solitude, the safeguard of mediocrity, is to genius the stern friend, the cold, obscure shelter where moult the wings which will bear it farther than suns and stars. He who should inspire and lead his race must be defended from travelling with the souls of other men, from living, breathing, reading, and writing in the daily, time-worn yoke of their opinions. "In the morning, - solitude;" said Pythagoras; that Nature may speak to the imagination, as she does never in company, and that her favorite may make acquaintance with those divine strengths which disclose themselves to serious and abstracted thought. 'Tis very certain that Plato, Plotinus, Archimedes, Hermes, Newton, Milton, Wordsworth, did not live in a crowd, but descended into it from time to time as benefactors: and the wise instructor will press this point of securing to the young soul in the disposition of time and the arrangements of living, periods and habits of solitude. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
98:Always that same LSD story, you've all seen it. 'Young man on acid, thought he could fly, jumped out of a building. What a tragedy.' What a dick! Fuck him, he's an idiot. If he thought he could fly, why didn't he take off on the ground first? Check it out. You don't see ducks lined up to catch elevators to fly south-they fly from the ground, ya moron, quit ruining it for everybody. He's a moron, he's dead-good, we lost a moron, fuckin' celebrate. Wow, I just felt the world get lighter. We lost a moron! I don't mean to sound cold, or cruel, or vicious, but I am, so that's the way it comes out. Professional help is being sought. How about a positive LSD story? Wouldn't that be news-worthy, just the once? To base your decision on information rather than scare tactics and superstition and lies? I think it would be news-worthy. 'Today, a young man on acid realized that all matter is merely energy condensed to a slow vibration. That we are all one consciousness experiencing itself subjectively. There is no such thing as death, life is only a dream and we're the imagination of ourselves' . . . 'Here's Tom with the weather. ~ Bill Hicks,
99:One perceives the true nature of existence. One discovers the why and the raison d'être of existence, not by the mind and the scientific pursuit, but by the knowledge of the self and the discovery of one's soul which is all-powerful.

This is the true method for knowing, for understanding and for realising the secrets of Nature, of the universe and the path which leads to the Divine. One can do everything with this realisation, one can know everything and finally become the master of one's existence. Nothing will be impossible … nothing will be left out. One has only to see with another sense which is within us, develop another faculty by a rigourous sadhana, to discover the secrets of all existence. Voilà.

The means are in you, the path opens up more and more, gets clearer and clearer, and with the help which is at your disposal, you have only to make an effort and you shall be crowned with a Knowledge, a Light and an Ananda which surpass all existence. Whether it be to see the functioning of the atom, or to know the process of thought or the flights of imagination or even the unknown … to know oneself is to know all. It is this that one must find. ~ The Mother,
100: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,
   Sweet Mother, Is it possible to have control over oneself during sleep? For example, if I want to see you in my dreams, can I do it at will?

Control during sleep is entirely possible and it is progressive if you persist in the effort. You begin by remembering your dreams, then gradually you remain more and more conscious during your sleep, and not only can you control your dreams but you can guide and organise your activities during sleep.

   If you persist in your will and your effort, you are sure to learn how to come and find me at night during your sleep and afterwards to remember what has happened.

   For this, two things are necessary, which you must develop by aspiration and by calm and persistent effort.

   (1) Concentrate your thought on the will to come and find me; then pursue this thought, first by an effort of imagination, afterwards in a tangible and increasingly real way, until you are in my presence.

   (2) Establish a sort of bridge between the waking and the sleeping consciousness, so that when you wake up you remember what has happened.

It may be that you succeed immediately, but more often it takes a certain time and you must persist in the effort. 25 September 1959

   ~ The Mother, Some Answers From The Mother, 226,
102:About the only law that I think relates to the genre is that you should not try to explain, to find neat explanations for what happens, and that the object of the thing is to produce a sense of the uncanny. Freud in his essay on the uncanny wrote that the sense of the uncanny is the only emotion which is more powerfully expressed in art than in life, which I found very illuminating; it didn't help writing the screen-play, but I think it's an interesting insight into the genre. And I read an essay by the great master H.P. Lovecraft where he said that you should never attempt to explain what happens, as long as what happens stimulates people's imagination, their sense of the uncanny, their sense of anxiety and fear. And as long as it doesn't, within itself, have any obvious inner contradictions, it is just a matter of, as it were, building on the imagination (imaginary ideas, surprises, etc.), working in this area of feeling. I think also that the ingeniousness of a story like this is something which the audience ultimately enjoys; they obviously wonder as the story goes on what's going to happen, and there's a great satisfaction when it's all over not having been able to have anticipated the major development of the story, and yet at the end not to feel that you have been fooled or swindled. ~ Stanley Kubrick,
103:understanding fails when pulled down by lower movements ::: By the understanding we mean that which at once perceives, judges and discriminates, the true reason of the human beingnot subservient to the senses, to desire or to the blind force of habit, but working in its own right for mastery, for knowledge. Certainly, the reason of man as he is at present does not even at its best act entirely in this free and sovereign fashion; but so far as it fails, it fails because it is still mixed with the lower half-animal action, because it is impure and constantly hampered and pulled down from its characteristic action. In its purity it should not be involved in these lower movements, but stand back from the object, and observe disinterestedly, put it in its right place in the whole by force of comparison, contrast, analogy, reason from its rightly observed data by deduction, induction, inference and holding all its gains in memory and supplementing them by a chastened and rightly-guided imagination view all in the light of a trained and disciplined judgment. Such is the pure intellectual understanding of which disinterested observation, judgment and reasoning are the law and characterising action.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, The Yoga of Knowledge, The Purified Understanding,
104:A poet once said, 'The whole universe is in a glass of wine.' We will probably never know in what sense he meant it, for poets do not write to be understood. But it is true that if we look at a glass of wine closely enough we see the entire universe. There are the things of physics: the twisting liquid which evaporates depending on the wind and weather, the reflection in the glass; and our imagination adds atoms. The glass is a distillation of the earth's rocks, and in its composition we see the secrets of the universe's age, and the evolution of stars. What strange array of chemicals are in the wine? How did they come to be? There are the ferments, the enzymes, the substrates, and the products. There in wine is found the great generalization; all life is fermentation. Nobody can discover the chemistry of wine without discovering, as did Louis Pasteur, the cause of much disease. How vivid is the claret, pressing its existence into the consciousness that watches it! If our small minds, for some convenience, divide this glass of wine, this universe, into parts -- physics, biology, geology, astronomy, psychology, and so on -- remember that nature does not know it! So let us put it all back together, not forgetting ultimately what it is for. Let it give us one more final pleasure; drink it and forget it all! ~ Richard P Feynman,
105:To prepare for Astral Magic a temple or series of temples needs to be erected on the plane of visualized imagination. Such temples can take any convenient form although some magicians prefer to work with an exact simulacrum of their physical temple. The astral temple is visualized in fine detail and should contain all the equipment required for ritual or at least cupboards where any required instruments can be found.
   Any objects visualized into the temple should always remain there for subsequent inspection unless specifically dissolved or removed. The most important object in the temple is the magician's image of himself working in it. At first it may seem that he is merely manipulating a puppet of himself in the temple but with persistence this should give way to a feeling of actually being there. Before beginning Astral Magic proper, the required temple and instruments together with an image of the magician moving about in it should be built up by a repeated series of visualizations until all the details are perfect. Only when this is complete should the magician begin to use the temple. Each conjuration that is performed should be planned in advance with the same attention to detail as in Ritual Magic. The various acts of astral evocation, divination, enchantment, invocation and illumination take on a similar general form to the acts of Ritual Magic which the magician adapts for astral work. ~ Peter J Carroll, Liber Kaos [T2],
106:The supramental memory is different from the mental, not a storing up of past knowledge and experience, but an abiding presence of knowledge that can be brought forward or, more characteristically, offers itself, when it is needed: it is not dependent on attention or on conscious reception, for the things of the past not known actually or not observed can be called up from latency by an action which is yet essentially a remembrance. Especially on a certain level all knowledge presents itself as a remembering, because all is latent or inherent in the self of supermind. The future like the past presents itself to knowledge in the supermind as a memory of the preknown. The imagination transformed in the supermind acts on one side as a power of true image and symbol, always all image or index of some value or significance or other truth of being, on the other as an inspiration or interpretative seeing of possibilities and potentialities not less true than actual or realised things. These are put in their place either by an attendant intuitive or interpretative judgment or by one inherent in the vision of the image, symbol or potentiality, or by a supereminent revelation of that which is behind the image or symbol or which determines the potential and the actual and their relations and, it may be, overrides and overpasses them, imposing ultimate truths and supreme certitudes.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga,
107:But even when the desire to know exists in the requisite strength, the mental vision by which abstract truth is recognised is hard to distinguish from vivid imaginability and consonance with mental habits. It is necessary to practise methodological doubt, like Descartes, in order to loosen the hold of mental habits; and it is necessary to cultivate logical imagination, in order to have a number of hypotheses at command, and not to be the slave of the one which common sense has rendered easy to imagine. These two processes, of doubting the familiar and imagining the unfamiliar, are correlative, and form the chief part of the mental training required for a philosopher.

The naïve beliefs which we find in ourselves when we first begin the process of philosophic reflection may turn out, in the end, to be almost all capable of a true interpretation; but they ought all, before being admitted into philosophy, to undergo the ordeal of sceptical criticism. Until they have gone through this ordeal, they are mere blind habits, ways of behaving rather than intellectual convictions. And although it may be that a majority will pass the test, we may be pretty sure that some will not, and that a serious readjustment of our outlook ought to result. In order to break the dominion of habit, we must do our best to doubt the senses, reason, morals, everything in short. In some directions, doubt will be found possible; in others, it will be checked by that direct vision of abstract truth upon which the possibility of philosophical knowledge depends. ~ Bertrand Russell, Our Knowledge of the External World,
108:Thoughts are forms and have an individual life, independent of their author: sent out from him into the world, they move in it towards the realisation of their own purpose of existence. When you think of anyone, your thought takes a form and goes out to find him; and, if your thinking is associated with some will that is behind it, the thought-form that has gone out from you makes an attempt to realise itself. Let us say, for instance, that you have a keen desire for a certain person to come and that, along with this vital impulse of desire, a strong imagination accompanies the mental form you have made; you imagine, "If he came, it would be like this or it would be like that." After a time you drop the idea altogether, and you do not know that even after you have forgotten it, your thought continues to exist. For it does still exist and is in action, independent of you, and it would need a great power to bring it back from its work. It is working in the atmosphere of the person touched by it and creates in him the desire to come. And if there is a sufficient power of will in your thought-form, if it is a well-built formation, it will arrive at its own realisation. But between the formation and the realisation there is a certain lapse of time, and if in this interval your mind has been occupied with quite other things, then when there happens this fulfilment of your forgotten thought, you may not even remember that you once harboured it; you do not know that you were the instigator of its action and the cause of what has come about. And it happens very often too that when the result does come, you have ceased to desire or care for it.
   ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1929-1931,
109:8. We all recognize the Universe must have been thought into shape before it ever could have become a material fact. And if we are willing to follow along the lines of the Great Architect of the Universe, we shall find our thoughts taking form, just as the universe took concrete form. It is the same mind operating through the individual. There is no difference in kind or quality, the only difference is one of degree.
9. The architect visualizes his building, he sees it as he wishes it to be. His thought becomes a plastic mold from which the building will eventually emerge, a high one or a low one, a beautiful one or a plain one, his vision takes form on paper and eventually the necessary material is utilized and the building stands complete.
10. The inventor visualizes his idea in exactly the same manner, for instance, Nikola Tesla, he with the giant intellect, one of the greatest inventors of all ages, the man who has brought forth the most amazing realities, always visualizes his inventions before attempting to work them out. He did not rush to embody them in form and then spend his time in correcting defects. Having first built up the idea in his imagination, he held it there as a mental picture, to be reconstructed and improved by his thought. "In this way," he writes in the Electrical Experimenter. "I am enabled to rapidly develop and perfect a conception without touching anything. When I have gone so far as to embody in the invention every possible improvement I can think of, and see no fault anywhere, I put into concrete, the product of my brain. Invariably my devise works as I conceived it should; in twenty years there has not been a single exception. ~ Charles F Haanel, The Master Key System,
110:The obsession clouds all reason, impairs the ability to act, makes anything secondary to it seem unimportant. It's a double-bind tug o'war. The desire to maintain the fantasy may be stronger than the desire to make it real.
   In classical occult terms I am describing a thought-form, a monster bred from the darker reccesses of mind, fed by psychic energy, clothed in imagination and nurtured by umbilical cords which twist through years of growth. we all have our personal Tunnels of Set; set in our ways through habit and patterns piling on top of each other. The thought-form rides us like a monkey; it's tail wrapped firmly about the spine of a self lost to us years ago; an earlier version threshing blindly in a moment of fear, pain, or desire.
   Thus we are formed; and in a moment of loss we feel the monster's hot breath against our backs, it's claws digging into muscle and flesh. we dance to the pull of strings that were woven years ago, and in a lightning flash of insight, or better yet, the gentle admonitions of a friend, we may see the lie; the program. it is first necessary to see that there is a program. To say perhaps, this creature is mine, but not wholly me. What follows then is that the prey becomes the hunter, pulling apart the obsession, naming its parts, searching for fragments of understanding in its entrails. Shrinking it, devouring it, peeling the layers of onion-skin.
   This is in itself a magick as powerful as any sorcery. Unbinding the knots that we have tied and tangled; sorting out the threads of experience and colour-coding the chains of chance. It may leave us freer, more able to act effectively and less likely to repeat old mistakes. The thing has a chinese puzzle-like nature. We can perceive only the present, and it requires intense sifting through memory to see the scaffolding beneath.
   ~ Phil Hine, Oven Ready Chaos,
111:What is "the heavenly archetype of the lotus"?
It means the primal idea of the lotus.
   Each thing that is expressed physically was conceived somewhere before being realised materially.
   There is an entire world which is the world of the fashioners, where all conceptions are made. And this world is very high, much higher than all the worlds of the mind; and from there these formations, these creations, these types which have been conceived by the fashioners come down and are expressed in physical realisations. And there is always a great distance between the perfection of the idea and what is materialised. Very often the materialised things are like caricatures in comparison with the primal idea. This is what he calls the archetype. This takes place in worlds... not always the same ones, it depends on the things; but for many things in the physical, the primal ideas, these archetypes, were in what Sri Aurobindo calls the Overmind.
   But there is a still higher domain than this where the origins are still purer, and if one reaches this, attains this, one finds the absolutely pure types of what is manifested upon earth. And then it is very interesting to compare, to see to what an extent earthly creation is a frightful distortion. And moreover, it is only when one can reach these regions and see the reality of things in their essence that one can work with knowledge to transform them here; otherwise on what can we take our stand to conceive a better world, more perfect, more beautiful than the existing one? It can't be on our imagination which is itself something very poor and very material. But if one can enter that consciousness, rise right up to these higher worlds of creation, then with this in one's consciousness one can work at making material things take their real form. ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1955, 121,
112:My method is different. I do not rush into actual work. When I get an idea, I start at once building it up in my imagination. I change the construction, make improvements and operate the device in my mind. It is absolutely immaterial to me whether I run my turbine in thought or test it in my shop. I even note if it is out of balance. There is no difference whatever; the results are the same. In this way I am able to rapidly develop and perfect a conception without touching anything. When I have gone so far as to embody in the invention every possible improvement I can think of and see no fault anywhere, I put into concrete form this final product of my brain. Invariably my device works as I conceived that it should, and the experiment comes out exactly as I planned it. In twenty years there has not been a single exception. Why should it be otherwise? Engineering, electrical and mechanical, is positive in results. There is scarcely a subject that cannot be examined beforehand, from the available theoretical and practical data. The carrying out into practice of a crude idea as is being generally done, is, I hold, nothing but a waste of energy, money, and time. My early affliction had however, another compensation. The incessant mental exertion developed my powers of observation and enabled me to discover a truth of great importance. I had noted that the appearance of images was always preceded by actual vision of scenes under peculiar and generally very exceptional conditions, and I was impelled on each occasion to locate the original impulse. After a while this effort grew to be almost automatic and I gained great facility in connecting cause and effect. Soon I became aware, to my surprise, that every thought I conceived was suggested by an external impression. Not only this but all my actions were prompted in a similar way. In the course of time it became perfectly evident to me that I was merely an automation endowed with power OF MOVEMENT RESPONDING TO THE STIMULI OF THE SENSE ORGANS AND THINKING AND ACTING ACCORDINGLY.

   ~ Nikola Tesla, The Strange Life of Nikola Tesla,
113:It is not very easy for the customary mind of man, always attached to its past and present associations, to conceive of an existence still human, yet radically changed in what are now our fixed circumstances.We are in respect to our possible higher evolution much in the position of the original Ape of the Darwinian theory. It would have been impossible for that Ape leading his instinctive arboreal life in primeval forests to conceive that there would be one day an animal on the earth who would use a new faculty called reason upon the materials of his inner and outer existence, who would dominate by that power his instincts and habits, change the circumstances of his physical life, build for himself houses of stone, manipulate Nature's forces, sail the seas, ride the air, develop codes of conduct, evolve conscious methods for his mental and spiritual development. And if such a conception had been possible for the Ape-mind, it would still have been difficult for him to imagine that by any progress of Nature or long effort of Will and tendency he himself could develop into that animal. Man, because he has acquired reason and still more because he has indulged his power of imagination and intuition, is able to conceive an existence higher than his own and even to envisage his personal elevation beyond his present state into that existence. His idea of the supreme state is an absolute of all that is positive to his own concepts and desirable to his own instinctive aspiration,-Knowledge without its negative shadow of error, Bliss without its negation in experience of suffering, Power without its constant denial by incapacity, purity and plenitude of being without the opposing sense of defect and limitation. It is so that he conceives his gods; it is so that he constructs his heavens. But it is not so that his reason conceives of a possible earth and a possible humanity. His dream of God and Heaven is really a dream of his own perfection; but he finds the same difficulty in accepting its practical realisation here for his ultimate aim as would the ancestral Ape if called upon to believe in himself as the future Man. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine, Ego and the Dualities,
114:How can one become conscious of Divine Love and an instrument of its expression?
   First, to become conscious of anything whatever, you must will it. And when I say "will it", I don't mean saying one day, "Oh! I would like it very much", then two days later completely forgetting it.
   To will it is a constant, sustained, concentrated aspiration, an almost exclusive occupation of the consciousness. This is the first step. There are many others: a very attentive observation, a very persistent analysis, a very keen discernment of what is pure in the movement and what is not. If you have an imaginative faculty, you may try to imagine and see if your imagination tallies with reality. There are people who believe that it is enough to wake up one day in a particular mood and say, "Ah! How I wish to be conscious of divine Love, how I wish to manifest divine Love...." Note, I don't know how many millions of times one feels within a little stirring up of human instinct and imagines that if one had at one's disposal divine Love, great things could be accomplished, and one says, "I am going to try and find divine Love and we shall see the result." This is the worst possible way. Because, before having even touched the very beginning of realisation you have spoilt the result. You must take up your search with a purity of aspiration and surrender which in themselves are already difficult to acquire. You must have worked much on yourself only to be ready to aspire to this Love. If you look at yourself very sincerely, very straight, you will see that as soon as you begin to think of Love it is always your little inner tumult which starts whirling. All that aspires in you wants certain vibrations. It is almost impossible, without being far advanced on the yogic path, to separate the vital essence, the vital vibration from your conception of Love. What I say is founded on an assiduous experience of human beings. Well, for you, in the state in which you are, as you are, if you had a contact with pure divine Love, it would seem to you colder than ice, or so far-off, so high that you would not be able to breathe; it would be like the mountain-top where you would feel frozen and find it difficult to breathe, so very far would it be from what you normally feel. Divine Love, if not clothed with a psychic or vital vibration, is difficult for a human being to perceive. One can have an impression of grace, of a grace which is something so far, so high, so pure, so impersonal that... yes, one can have the feeling of grace, but it is with difficulty that one feels Love.
   ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1950-1951,
   Going to sleep is a little like dying, a journey taken alone into the unknown. Ordinarily we are not troubled about sleep because we are familiar with it, but think about what it entails. We completely lose ourselves in a void for some period of time, until we arise again in a dream. When we do so, we may have a different identity and a different body. We may be in a strange place, with people we do not know, involved in baffling activities that may seem quite risky.
   Just trying to sleep in an unfamiliar place may occasion anxiety. The place may be perfectly secure and comfortable, but we do not sleep as well as we do at home in familiar surroundings. Maybe the energy of the place feels wrong. Or maybe it is only our own insecurity that disturbs us,and even in familiar places we may feel anxious while waiting for sleep to come, or be frightenedby what we dream. When we fall asleep with anxiety, our dreams are mingled with fear and tension, sleep is less restful, and the practice harder to do. So it is a good idea to create a sense of protection before we sleep and to turn our sleeping area into a sacred space.
   This is done by imagining protective dakinis all around the sleeping area. Visualize the dakinis as beautiful goddesses, enlightened female beings who are loving, green in color, and powerfully protective. They remain near as you fall asleep and throughout the night, like mothers watching over their child, or guardians surrounding a king or queen. Imagine them everywhere, guarding the doors and the windows, sitting next to you on the bed, walking in the garden or the yard, and so on, until you feel completely protected.
   Again, this practice is more than just trying to visualize something: see the dakinis with your mind but also use your imagination to feel their presence. Creating a protective, sacred environment in this way is calming and relaxing and promotes restful sleep. This is how the mystic lives: seeing the magic, changing the environment with the mind, and allowing actions, even actions of the imagination, to have significance.
   You can enhance the sense of peace in your sleeping environment by keeping objects of a sacred nature in the bedroom: peaceful, loving images, sacred and religious symbols, and other objects that direct your mind toward the path.
   The Mother Tantra tells us that as we prepare for sleep we should maintain awareness of the causes of dream, the object to focus upon, the protectors, and of ourselves. Hold these together inawareness, not as many things, but as a single environment, and this will have a great effect in dream and sleep.
   ~ Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, The Tibetan Yogas Of Dream And Sleep,
116:Vijnana, true ideation, called ritam, truth or vedas, knowledge in the Vedas, acts in human mind by four separate functions; revelation, termed drishti, sight; inspiration termed sruti,hearing; and the two faculties of discernment, smriti, memory,which are intuition, termed ketu, and discrimination, termed daksha, division, or viveka, separation. By drishti we see ourselves the truth face to face, in its own form, nature or self-existence; by sruti we hear the name, sound or word by which the truth is expressed & immediately suggested to the knowledge; by ketu we distinguish a truth presented to us behind a veil whether of result or process, as Newton discovered the law of gravitation hidden behind the fall of the apple; by viveka we distinguish between various truths and are able to put them in their right place, order and relation to each other, or, if presented with mingled truth & error, separate the truth from the falsehood. Agni Jatavedas is termed in the Veda vivichi, he who has the viveka, who separates truth from falsehood; but this is only a special action of the fourth ideal faculty & in its wider scope, it is daksha, that which divides & rightly distributes truth in its multiform aspects. The ensemble of the four faculties is Vedas or divine knowledge. When man is rising out of the limited & error-besieged mental principle, the faculty most useful to him, most indispensable is daksha or viveka. Drishti of Vijnana transmuted into terms of mind has become observation, sruti appears as imagination, intuition as intelligent perception, viveka as reasoning & intellectual judgment and all of these are liable to the constant touch of error. Human buddhi, intellect, is a distorted shadow of the true ideative faculties. As we return from these shadows to their ideal substance viveka or daksha must be our constant companion; for viveka alone can get rid of the habit of mental error, prevent observation being replaced by false illumination, imagination by false inspiration, intelligence by false intuition, judgment & reason by false discernment. The first sign of human advance out of the anritam of mind to the ritam of the ideal faculty is the growing action of a luminous right discernment which fixes instantly on the truth, feels instantly the presence of error. The fullness, the manhana of this viveka is the foundation & safeguard of Ritam or Vedas. The first great movement of Agni Jatavedas is to transform by the divine will in mental activity his lower smoke-covered activity into the bright clearness & fullness of the ideal discernment. Agne adbhuta kratw a dakshasya manhana.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Hymns To The Mystic Fire, 717,
117:If we look at this picture of the Self-Existence and its works as a unitary unlimited whole of vision, it stands together and imposes itself by its convincing totality: but to the analysis of the logical intellect it offers an abundance of difficulties, such as all attempts to erect a logical system out of a perception of an illimitable Existence must necessarily create; for any such endeavour must either effect consistency by an arbitrary sectioning of the complex truth of things or else by its comprehensiveness become logically untenable. For we see that the Indeterminable determines itself as infinite and finite, the Immutable admits a constant mutability and endless differences, the One becomes an innumerable multitude, the Impersonal creates or supports personality, is itself a Person; the Self has a nature and is yet other than its nature; Being turns into becoming and yet it is always itself and other than its becomings; the Universal individualises itself and the Individual universalises himself; Brahman is at once void of qualities and capable of infinite qualities, the Lord and Doer of works, yet a non-doer and a silent witness of the workings of Nature. If we look carefully at these workings of Nature, once we put aside the veil of familiarity and our unthinking acquiescence in the process of things as natural because so they always happen, we discover that all she does in whole or in parts is a miracle, an act of some incomprehensible magic. The being of the Self-existence and the world that has appeared in it are, each of them and both together, a suprarational mystery. There seems to us to be a reason in things because the processes of the physical finite are consistent to our view and their law determinable, but this reason in things, when closely examined, seems to stumble at every moment against the irrational or infrarational and the suprarational: the consistency, the determinability of process seems to lessen rather than increase as we pass from matter to life and from life to mentality; if the finite consents to some extent to look as if it were rational, the infinitesimal refuses to be bound by the same laws and the infinite is unseizable. As for the action of the universe and its significance, it escapes us altogether; if Self, God or Spirit there be, his dealings with the world and us are incomprehensible, offer no clue that we can follow. God and Nature and even ourselves move in a mysterious way which is only partially and at points intelligible, but as a whole escapes our comprehension. All the works of Maya look like the production of a suprarational magical Power which arranges things according to its wisdom or its phantasy, but a wisdom which is not ours and a phantasy which baffles our imagination. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine, 2.02,
118: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,
119:How can one awaken his Yoga-shakti?

It depends on this: when one thinks that it is the most important thing in his life. That's all.

Some people sit in meditation, concentrate on the base of the vertebral column and want it very much to awake, but that's not enough. It is when truly it becomes the most important thing in one's life, when all the rest seems to have lost all taste, all interest, all importance, when one feels within that one is born for this, that one is here upon earth for this, and that it is the only thing that truly counts, then that's enough.

One can concentrate on the different centres; but sometimes one concentrates for so long, with so much effort, and has no result. And then one day something shakes you, you feel that you are going to lose your footing, you have to cling on to something; then you cling within yourself to the idea of union with the Divine, the idea of the divine Presence, the idea of the transformation of the consciousness, and you aspire, you want, you try to organise your feelings, movements, impulses around this. And it comes.

Some people have recommended all kinds of methods; probably these were methods which had succeeded in their case; but to tell the truth, one must find one's own method, it is only after having done the thing that one knows how it should be done, not before.

If one knows it beforehand, one makes a mental construction and risks greatly living in his mental construction, which is an illusion; because when the mind builds certain conditions and then they are realised, there are many chances of there being mostly pure mental construction which is not the experience itself but its image. So for all these truly spiritual experiences I think it is wiser to have them before knowing them. If one knows them, one imitates them, one doesn't have them, one imagines oneself having them; whereas if one knows nothing - how things are and how they ought to happen, what should happen and how it will come about - if one knows nothing about all this, then by keeping very still and making a kind of inner sorting out within one's being, one can suddenly have the experience, and then later knows what one has had. It is over, and one knows how it has to be done when one has done it - afterwards. Like that it is sure.

One may obviously make use of his imagination, imagine the Kundalini and try to pull it upwards. But one can also tell himself tales like this. I have had so many instances of people who described their experiences to me exactly as they are described in books, knowing all the words and putting down all the details, and then I asked them just a little question like that, casually: that if they had had the experience they should have known or felt a certain thing, and as this was not in the books, they could not answer.~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1955, 211-212,
120:The modern distinction is that the poet appeals to the imagination and not to the intellect. But there are many kinds of imagination; the objective imagination which visualises strongly the outward aspects of life and things; the subjective imagination which visualises strongly the mental and emotional impressions they have the power to start in the mind; the imagination which deals in the play of mental fictions and to which we give the name of poetic fancy; the aesthetic imagination which delights in the beauty of words and images for their own sake and sees no farther. All these have their place in poetry, but they only give the poet his materials, they are only the first instruments in the creation of poetic style. The essential poetic imagination does not stop short with even the most subtle reproductions of things external or internal, with the richest or delicatest play of fancy or with the most beautiful colouring of word or image. It is creative, not of either the actual or the fictitious, but of the more and the most real; it sees the spiritual truth of things, - of this truth too there are many gradations, - which may take either the actual or the ideal for its starting-point. The aim of poetry, as of all true art, is neither a photographic or otherwise realistic imitation of Nature, nor a romantic furbishing and painting or idealistic improvement of her image, but an interpretation by the images she herself affords us, not on one but on many planes of her creation, of that which she conceals from us, but is ready, when rightly approached, to reveal.

   This is the true, because the highest and essential aim of poetry; but the human mind arrives at it only by a succession of steps, the first of which seems far enough from its object. It begins by stringing its most obvious and external ideas, feelings and sensations of things on a thread of verse in a sufficient language of no very high quality. But even when it gets to a greater adequacy and effectiveness, it is often no more than a vital, an emotional or an intellectual adequacy and effectiveness. There is a strong vital poetry which powerfully appeals to our sensations and our sense of life, like much of Byron or the less inspired mass of the Elizabethan drama; a strong emotional poetry which stirs our feelings and gives us the sense and active image of the passions; a strong intellectual poetry which satisfies our curiosity about life and its mechanism, or deals with its psychological and other "problems", or shapes for us our thoughts in an effective, striking and often quite resistlessly quotable fashion. All this has its pleasures for the mind and the surface soul in us, and it is certainly quite legitimate to enjoy them and to enjoy them strongly and vividly on our way upward; but if we rest content with these only, we shall never get very high up the hill of the Muses.

   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Future Poetry,
121:Our culture, the laws of our culture, are predicated on the idea that people are conscious. People have experience; people make decisions, and can be held responsible for them. There's a free will element to it. You can debate all that philosophically, and fine, but the point is that that is how we act, and that is the idea that our legal system is predicated on. There's something deep about it, because you're subject to the law, but the law is also limited by you, which is to say that in a well-functioning, properly-grounded democratic system, you have intrinsic value. That's the source of your rights. Even if you're a murderer, we have to say the law can only go so far because there's something about you that's divine.

Well, what does that mean? Partly it means that there's something about you that's conscious and capable of communicating, like you're a whole world unto yourself. You have that to contribute to everyone else, and that's valuable. You can learn new things, transform the structure of society, and invent a new way of dealing with the world. You're capable of all that. It's an intrinsic part of you, and that's associated with the idea that there's something about the logos that is necessary for the absolute chaos of the reality beyond experience to manifest itself as reality. That's an amazing idea because it gives consciousness a constitutive role in the cosmos. You can debate that, but you can't just bloody well brush it off. First of all, we are the most complicated things there are, that we know of, by a massive amount. We're so complicated that it's unbelievable. So there's a lot of cosmos out there, but there's a lot of cosmos in here, too, and which one is greater is by no means obvious, unless you use something trivial, like relative size, which really isn't a very sophisticated approach.

Whatever it is that is you has this capacity to experience reality and to transform it, which is a very strange thing. You can conceptualize the future in your imagination, and then you can work and make that manifest-participate in the process of creation. That's one way of thinking about it. That's why I think Genesis 1 relates the idea that human beings are made in the image of the divine-men and women, which is interesting, because feminists are always criticizing Christianity as being inexorably patriarchal. Of course, they criticize everything like that, so it's hardly a stroke of bloody brilliance. But I think it's an absolute miracle that right at the beginning of the document it says straightforwardly, with no hesitation whatsoever, that the divine spark which we're associating with the word, that brings forth Being, is manifest in men and women equally. That's a very cool thing. You got to think, like I said, do you actually take that seriously? Well, what you got to ask is what happens if you don't take it seriously, right? Read Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment. That's the best investigation into that tactic that's ever been produced. ~ Jordan Peterson, Biblical Series, 1,
122:If the Divine that is all love is the source of the creation, whence have come all the evils abounding upon earth?"

   "All is from the Divine; but the One Consciousness, the Supreme has not created the world directly out of itself; a Power has gone out of it and has descended through many gradations of its workings and passed through many agents. There are many creators or rather 'formateurs', form-makers, who have presided over the creation of the world. They are intermediary agents and I prefer to call them 'Formateurs' and not 'Creators'; for what they have done is to give the form and turn and nature to matter. There have been many, and some have formed things harmonious and benignant and some have shaped things mischievous and evil. And some too have been distorters rather than builders, for they have interfered and spoiled what was begun well by others." - Questions and Answers 1929 - 1931 (30 June 1929)

   You say, "Many creators or rather 'formateurs', formmakers, have presided over the creation of the world." Who are these 'formateurs'?

   That depends. They have been given many names. All has been done by gradations and through individual beings of all kinds. Each state of being is inhabited by entities, individualities and personalities and each one has created a world around him or has contributed to the formation of certain beings upon earth. The last creators are those of the vital world, but there are beings of the Overmind (Sri Aurobindo calls this plane the Overmind), who have created, given forms, sent out emanations, and these emanations again had their emanations and so on. What I meant is that it is not the Divine Will that acted directly on Matter to give to the world the required form, it is by passing through layers, so to say, planes of the world, as for example, the mental plane - there are so many beings on the mental plane who are form-makers, who have taken part in the formation of some beings who have incarnated upon earth. On the vital plane also the same thing happens.

   For example, there is a tradition which says that the whole world of insects is the outcome of the form-makers of the vital world, and that this is why they take such absolutely diabolical shapes when they are magnified under the microscope. You saw the other day, when you were shown the microbes in water? Naturally the pictures were made to amuse, to strike the imagination, but they are based on real forms, so magnified, however, that they look like monsters. Almost the whole world of insects is a world of microscopic monsters which, had they been larger in size, would have been quite terrifying. So it is said these are entities of the vital world, beings of the vital who created that for fun and amused themselves forming all these impossible beasts which make human life altogether unpleasant.

   Did these intermediaries also come out of the Divine Power?
   Through intermediaries, yes, not directly. These beings are not in direct contact with the Divine (there are exceptions, I mean as a general rule), they are beings who are in relation with other beings, who are again in relation with others, and these with still others, and so on, in a hierarchy, up to the Supreme.(to be continued....) ~ The Mother, Question and Answers,
123:On that spring day in the park I saw a young woman who attracted me. She was tall and slender, elegantly dressed, and had an intelligent and boyish face. I liked her at once. She was my type and began to fill my imagination. She probably was not much older than I but seemed far more mature, well-defined, a full-grown woman, but with a touch of exuberance and boyishness in her face, and this was what I liked above all .

   I had never managed to approach a girl with whom I had fallen in love, nor did I manage in this case. But the impression she made on me was deeper than any previous one had been and the infatuation had a profound influence on my life.

   Suddenly a new image had risen up before me, a lofty and cherished image. And no need, no urge was as deep or as fervent within me as the craving to worship and admire. I gave her the name Beatrice, for, even though I had not read Dante, I knew about Beatrice from an English painting of which I owned a reproduction. It showed a young pre-Raphaelite woman, long-limbed and slender, with long head and etherealized hands and features. My beautiful young woman did not quite resemble her, even though she, too, revealed that slender and boyish figure which I loved, and something of the ethereal, soulful quality of her face.

   Although I never addressed a single word to Beatrice, she exerted a profound influence on me at that time. She raised her image before me, she gave me access to a holy shrine, she transformed me into a worshiper in a temple.

   From one day to the next I stayed clear of all bars and nocturnal exploits. I could be alone with myself again and enjoyed reading and going for long walks.

   My sudden conversion drew a good deal of mockery in its wake. But now I had something I loved and venerated, I had an ideal again, life was rich with intimations of mystery and a feeling of dawn that made me immune to all taunts. I had come home again to myself, even if only as the slave and servant of a cherished image.

   I find it difficult to think back to that time without a certain fondness. Once more I was trying most strenuously to construct an intimate "world of light" for myself out of the shambles of a period of devastation; once more I sacrificed everything within me to the aim of banishing darkness and evil from myself. And, furthermore, this present "world of light" was to some extent my own creation; it was no longer an escape, no crawling back to -nether and the safety of irresponsibility; it was a new duty, one I had invented and desired on my own, with responsibility and self-control. My sexuality, a torment from which I was in constant flight, was to be transfigured nto spirituality and devotion by this holy fire. Everything :brk and hateful was to be banished, there were to be no more tortured nights, no excitement before lascivious picures, no eavesdropping at forbidden doors, no lust. In place of all this I raised my altar to the image of Beatrice, :.. and by consecrating myself to her I consecrated myself to the spirit and to the gods, sacrificing that part of life which I withdrew from the forces of darkness to those of light. My goal was not joy but purity, not happiness but beauty, and spirituality.

   This cult of Beatrice completely changed my life.

   ~ Hermann Hesse, Demian,
   Sweet Mother, how can one feel the divine Presence constantly?

Why not?

   But how can one do it?

But I am asking why one should not feel it. Instead of asking the question how to feel it, I ask the question: "What do you do that you don't feel it?" There is no reason not to feel the divine Presence. Once you have felt it, even once, you should be capable of feeling it always, for it is there. It is a fact. It is only our ignorance which makes us unaware of it. But if we become conscious, why should we not always be conscious? Why forget something one has learnt? When one has had the experience, why forget it? It is simply a bad habit, that's all.
   You see, there is something which is a fact, that's to say, it is. But we are unaware of it and do not know it. But after we become conscious and know it, why should we still forget it? Does it make sense? It's quite simply because we are not convinced that once one has met the Divine one can't forget Him any more. We are, on the contrary, full of stupid ideas which say, "Oh! Yes, it's very well once like that, but the rest of the time it will be as usual." So there is no reason why it may not begin again.
   But if we know that... we did not know something, we were ignorant, then the moment we have the knowledge... I am sincerely asking how one can manage to forget. One might not know something, that is a fact; there are countless things one doesn't know. But the moment one knows them, the minute one has the experience, how can one manage to forget? Within yourself you have the divine Presence, you know nothing about it - for all kinds of reasons, but still the chief reason is that you are in a state of ignorance. Yet suddenly, by a clicking of circumstances, you become conscious of this divine Presence, that is, you are before a fact - it is not imagination, it is a fact, it's something which exists. Then how do you manage to forget it once you have known it?
   It is because something in us, through cowardice or defeatism, accepts this. If one did not accept it, it wouldn't happen.
   Even when everything seems to be suddenly darkened, the flame and the Light are always there. And if one doesn't forget them, one has only to put in front of them the part which is dark; there will perhaps be a battle, there will perhaps be a little difficulty, but it will be something quite transitory; never will you lose your footing. That is why it is said - and it is something true - that to sin through ignorance may have fatal consequences, because when one makes mistakes, well, these mistakes have results, that's obvious, and usually external and material results; but that's no great harm, I have already told you this several times. But when one knows what is true, when one has seen and had the experience of the Truth, to accept the sin again, that is, fall back again into ignorance and obscurity - this is indeed an infinitely more serious mistake. It begins to belong to the domain of ill-will. In any case, it is a sign of slackness and weakness. It means that the will is weak.
   So your question is put the other way round. Instead of asking yourself how to keep it, you must ask yourself: how does one not keep it? Not having it, is a state which everybody is in before the moment of knowing; not knowing - one is in that state before knowing. But once one knows one cannot forget. And if one forgets, it means that there is something which consents to the forgetting, it means there is an assent somewhere; otherwise one would not forget.
   ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1955, 403,405,406,
   Sometimes while reading a text one has ideas, then Sweet Mother, how can one distinguish between the other person's idea and one's own?

Oh! This, this doesn't exist, the other person's idea and one's own idea.
   Nobody has ideas of his own: it is an immensity from which one draws according to his personal affinity; ideas are a collective possession, a collective wealth.
   Only, there are different stages. So there is the most common level, the one where all our brains bathe; this indeed swarms here, it is the level of "Mr. Everybody". And then there is a level that's slightly higher for people who are called thinkers. And then there are higher levels still - many - some of them are beyond words but they are still domains of ideas. And then there are those capable of shooting right up, catching something which is like a light and making it come down with all its stock of ideas, all its stock of thoughts. An idea from a higher domain if pulled down organises itself and is crystallised in a large number of thoughts which can express that idea differently; and then if you are a writer or a poet or an artist, when you make it come lower down still, you can have all kinds of expressions, extremely varied and choice around a single little idea but one coming from very high above. And when you know how to do this, it teaches you to distinguish between the pure idea and the way of expressing it.
   Some people cannot do it in their own head because they have no imagination or faculty for writing, but they can do it through study by reading what others have written. There are, you know, lots of poets, for instance, who have expressed the same idea - the same idea but with such different forms that when one reads many of them it becomes quite interesting to see (for people who love to read and read much). Ah, this idea, that one has said it like this, that other has expressed it like that, another has formulated it in this way, and so on. And so you have a whole stock of expressions which are expressions by different poets of the same single idea up there, above, high above. And you notice that there is an almost essential difference between the pure idea, the typal idea and its formulation in the mental world, even the speculative or artistic mental world. This is a very good thing to do when one loves gymnastics. It is mental gymnastics.
   Well, if you want to be truly intelligent, you must know how to do mental gymnastics; as, you see, if you want really to have a fairly strong body you must know how to do physical gymnastics. It is the same thing. People who have never done mental gymnastics have a poor little brain, quite over-simple, and all their life they think like children. One must know how to do this - not take it seriously, in the sense that one shouldn't have convictions, saying, "This idea is true and that is false; this formulation is correct and that one is not and this religion is the true one and that religion is false", and so on and so forth... this, if you enter into it, you become absolutely stupid.
   But if you can see all that and, for example, take all the religions, one after another and see how they have expressed the same aspiration of the human being for some Absolute, it becomes very interesting; and then you begin... yes, you begin to be able to juggle with all that. And then when you have mastered it all, you can rise above it and look at all the eternal human discussions with a smile. So there you are master of the thought and can no longer fly into a rage because someone else does not think as you, something that's unfortunately a very common malady here.
   Now, there we are. Nobody has any questions, no?
   That's enough? Finished! ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1955,
   Guru yoga is an essential practice in all schools of Tibetan Buddhism and Bon. This is true in sutra, tantra, and Dzogchen. It develops the heart connection with the masteR By continually strengthening our devotion, we come to the place of pure devotion in ourselves, which is the unshakeable, powerful base of the practice. The essence of guru yoga is to merge the practitioner's mind with the mind of the master.
   What is the true master? It is the formless, fundamental nature of mind, the primordial awareness of the base of everything, but because we exist in dualism, it is helpful for us to visualize this in a form. Doing so makes skillful use of the dualisms of the conceptual mind, to further strengthen devotion and help us stay directed toward practice and the generation of positive qualities.
   In the Bon tradition, we often visualize either Tapihritsa* as the master, or the Buddha ShenlaOdker*, who represents the union of all the masters. If you are already a practitioner, you may have another deity to visualize, like Guru Rinpoche or a yidam or dakini. While it is important to work with a lineage with which you have a connection, you should understand that the master you visualize is the embodiment of all the masters with whom you are connected, all the teachers with whom you have studied, all the deities to whom you have commitments. The master in guru yoga is not just one individual, but the essence of enlightenment, the primordial awareness that is your true nature.
   The master is also the teacher from whom you receive the teachings. In the Tibetan tradition, we say the master is more important than the Buddha. Why? Because the master is the immediate messenger of the teachings, the one who brings the Buddha's wisdom to the student. Without the master we could not find our way to the Buddha. So we should feel as much devotion to the master as we would to the Buddha if the Buddha suddenly appeared in front of us.
   Guru yoga is not just about generating some feeling toward a visualized image. It is done to find the fundamental mind in yourself that is the same as the fundamental mind of all your teachers, and of all the Buddhas and realized beings that have ever lived. When you merge with the guru, you merge with your pristine true nature, which is the real guide and masteR But this should not be an abstract practice. When you do guru yoga, try to feel such intense devotion that the hair stands upon your neck, tears start down your face, and your heart opens and fills with great love. Let yourself merge in union with the guru's mind, which is your enlightened Buddha-nature. This is the way to practice guru yoga.
The Practice
   After the nine breaths, still seated in meditation posture, visualize the master above and in front of you. This should not be a flat, two dimensional picture-let a real being exist there, in three dimensions, made of light, pure, and with a strong presence that affects the feeling in your body,your energy, and your mind. Generate strong devotion and reflect on the great gift of the teachings and the tremendous good fortune you enjoy in having made a connection to them. Offer a sincere prayer, asking that your negativities and obscurations be removed, that your positive qualities develop, and that you accomplish dream yoga.
   Then imagine receiving blessings from the master in the form of three colored lights that stream from his or her three wisdom doors- of body, speech, and mind-into yours. The lights should be transmitted in the following sequence: White light streams from the master's brow chakra into yours, purifying and relaxing your entire body and physical dimension. Then red light streams from the master's throat chakra into yours, purifying and relaxing your energetic dimension. Finally, blue light streams from the master's heart chakra into yours, purifying and relaxing your mind.
   When the lights enter your body, feel them. Let your body, energy, and mind relax, suffused inwisdom light. Use your imagination to make the blessing real in your full experience, in your body and energy as well as in the images in your mind.
   After receiving the blessing, imagine the master dissolving into light that enters your heart and resides there as your innermost essence. Imagine that you dissolve into that light, and remain inpure awareness, rigpa.
   There are more elaborate instructions for guru yoga that can involve prostrations, offerings, gestures, mantras, and more complicated visualizations, but the essence of the practice is mingling your mind with the mind of the master, which is pure, non-dual awareness. Guru yoga can be done any time during the day; the more often the better. Many masters say that of all the practices it is guru yoga that is the most important. It confers the blessings of the lineage and can open and soften the heart and quiet the unruly mind. To completely accomplish guru yoga is to accomplish the path.
   ~ Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, The Tibetan Yogas Of Dream And Sleep, [T3],
127:What are these operations? They are not mere psychological self-analysis and self-observation. Such analysis, such observation are, like the process of right thought, of immense value and practically indispensable. They may even, if rightly pursued, lead to a right thought of considerable power and effectivity. Like intellectual discrimination by the process of meditative thought they will have an effect of purification; they will lead to self-knowledge of a certain kind and to the setting right of the disorders of the soul and the heart and even of the disorders of the understanding. Self-knowledge of all kinds is on the straight path to the knowledge of the real Self. The Upanishad tells us that the Self-existent has so set the doors of the soul that they turn outwards and most men look outward into the appearances of things; only the rare soul that is ripe for a calm thought and steady wisdom turns its eye inward, sees the Self and attains to immortality. To this turning of the eye inward psychological self-observation and analysis is a great and effective introduction.We can look into the inward of ourselves more easily than we can look into the inward of things external to us because there, in things outside us, we are in the first place embarrassed by the form and secondly we have no natural previous experience of that in them which is other than their physical substance. A purified or tranquillised mind may reflect or a powerful concentration may discover God in the world, the Self in Nature even before it is realised in ourselves, but this is rare and difficult. (2) And it is only in ourselves that we can observe and know the process of the Self in its becoming and follow the process by which it draws back into self-being. Therefore the ancient counsel, know thyself, will always stand as the first word that directs us towards the knowledge. Still, psychological self-knowledge is only the experience of the modes of the Self, it is not the realisation of the Self in its pure being.
   The status of knowledge, then, which Yoga envisages is not merely an intellectual conception or clear discrimination of the truth, nor is it an enlightened psychological experience of the modes of our being. It is a "realisation", in the full sense of the word; it is the making real to ourselves and in ourselves of the Self, the transcendent and universal Divine, and it is the subsequent impossibility of viewing the modes of being except in the light of that Self and in their true aspect as its flux of becoming under the psychical and physical conditions of our world-existence. This realisation consists of three successive movements, internal vision, complete internal experience and identity.
   This internal vision, dr.s.t.i, the power so highly valued by the ancient sages, the power which made a man a Rishi or Kavi and no longer a mere thinker, is a sort of light in the soul by which things unseen become as evident and real to it-to the soul and not merely to the intellect-as do things seen to the physical eye. In the physical world there are always two forms of knowledge, the direct and the indirect, pratyaks.a, of that which is present to the eyes, and paroks.a, of that which is remote from and beyond our vision. When the object is beyond our vision, we are necessarily obliged to arrive at an idea of it by inference, imagination, analogy, by hearing the descriptions of others who have seen it or by studying pictorial or other representations of it if these are available. By putting together all these aids we can indeed arrive at a more or less adequate idea or suggestive image of the object, but we do not realise the thing itself; it is not yet to us the grasped reality, but only our conceptual representation of a reality. But once we have seen it with the eyes,-for no other sense is adequate,-we possess, we realise; it is there secure in our satisfied being, part of ourselves in knowledge. Precisely the same rule holds good of psychical things and of he Self. We may hear clear and luminous teachings about the Self from philosophers or teachers or from ancient writings; we may by thought, inference, imagination, analogy or by any other available means attempt to form a mental figure or conception of it; we may hold firmly that conception in our mind and fix it by an entire and exclusive concentration;3 but we have not yet realised it, we have not seen God. It is only when after long and persistent concentration or by other means the veil of the mind is rent or swept aside, only when a flood of light breaks over the awakened mentality, jyotirmaya brahman, and conception gives place to a knowledge-vision in which the Self is as present, real, concrete as a physical object to the physical eye, that we possess in knowledge; for we have seen. After that revelation, whatever fadings of the light, whatever periods of darkness may afflict the soul, it can never irretrievably lose what it has once held. The experience is inevitably renewed and must become more frequent till it is constant; when and how soon depends on the devotion and persistence with which we insist on the path and besiege by our will or our love the hidden Deity.
   (2) And it is only in ourselves that we can observe and know the 2 In one respect, however, it is easier, because in external things we are not so much hampered by the sense of the limited ego as in ourselves; one obstacle to the realisation of God is therefore removed.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, The Status of Knowledge,
128:For instance, a popular game with California occultists-I do not know its inventor-involves a Magic Room, much like the Pleasure Dome discussed earlier except that this Magic Room contains an Omniscient Computer.
   To play this game, you simply "astrally project" into the Magic Room. Do not ask what "astral projection" means, and do not assume it is metaphysical (and therefore either impossible, if you are a materialist, or very difficult, if you are a mystic). Just assume this is a gedankenexperiment, a "mind game." Project yourself, in imagination, into this Magic Room and visualize vividly the Omniscient Computer, using the details you need to make such a super-information-processor real to your fantasy. You do not need any knowledge of programming to handle this astral computer. It exists early in the next century; you are getting to use it by a species of time-travel, if that metaphor is amusing and helpful to you. It is so built that it responds immediately to human brain-waves, "reading" them and decoding their meaning. (Crude prototypes of such computers already exist.) So, when you are in this magic room, you can ask this Computer anything, just by thinking of what you want to know. It will read your thought, and project into your brain, by a laser ray, the correct answer.
   There is one slight problem. The computer is very sensitive to all brain-waves. If you have any doubts, it registers them as negative commands, meaning "Do not answer my question." So, the way to use it is to start simply, with "easy" questions. Ask it to dig out of the archives the name of your second-grade teacher. (Almost everybody remembers the name of their first grade teacher-imprint vulnerability again-but that of the second grade teacher tends to get lost.)
   When the computer has dug out the name of your second grade teacher, try it on a harder question, but not one that is too hard. It is very easy to sabotage this machine, but you don't want to sabotage it during these experiments. You want to see how well it can be made to perform.
   It is wise to ask only one question at a time, since it requires concentration to keep this magic computer real on the field of your perception. Do not exhaust your capacities for imagination and visualization on your first trial runs.
   After a few trivial experiments of the second-grade-teacher variety, you can try more interesting programs. Take a person toward whom you have negative feelings, such as anger, disappointment, feeling-of-betrayal, jealousy or whatever interferes with the smooth, tranquil operation of your own bio-computer. Ask the Magic Computer to explain that other person to you; to translate you into their reality-tunnel long enough for you to understand how events seem to them. Especially, ask how you seem to them.
   This computer will do that job for you; but be prepared for some shocks which might be disagreeable at first. This super-brain can also perform exegesis on ideas that seem obscure, paradoxical or enigmatic to us. For instance, early experiments with this computer can very profitably turn on asking it to explain some of the propositions in this book which may seem inexplicable or perversely wrong-headed to you, such as "We are all greater artists than we realize" or "What the Thinker thinks, the Prover proves" or "mind and its contents are functionally identical."
   This computer is much more powerful and scientifically advanced than the rapture-machine in the neurosomatic circuit. It has total access to all the earlier, primitive circuits, and overrules any of them. That is, if you put a meta-programming instruction into this computer; it will relay it downward to the old circuits and cancel contradictory programs left over from the past. For instance, try feeding it on such meta-programming instructions as: 1. I am at cause over my body. 2. I am at cause over my imagination. 3.1 am at cause over my future. 4. My mind abounds with beauty and power. 5.1 like people, and people like me.
   Remember that this computer is only a few decades ahead of present technology, so it cannot "understand" your commands if you harbor any doubts about them. Doubts tell it not to perform. Work always from what you can believe in, extending the area of belief only as results encourage you to try for more dramatic transformations of your past reality-tunnels.
   This represents cybernetic consciousness; the programmer becoming self-programmer, self-metaprogrammer, meta-metaprogrammer, etc. Just as the emotional compulsions of the second circuit seem primitive, mechanical and, ultimately, silly to the neurosomatic consciousness, so, too, the reality maps of the third circuit become comic, relativistic, game-like to the metaprogrammer. "Whatever you say it is, it isn't, " Korzybski, the semanticist, repeated endlessly in his seminars, trying to make clear that third-circuit semantic maps are not the territories they represent; that we can always make maps of our maps, revisions of our revisions, meta-selves of our selves. "Neti, neti" (not that, not that), Hindu teachers traditionally say when asked what "God" is or what "Reality" is. Yogis, mathematicians and musicians seem more inclined to develop meta-programming consciousness than most of humanity. Korzybski even claimed that the use of mathematical scripts is an aid to developing this circuit, for as soon as you think of your mind as mind 1 , and the mind which contemplates that mind as mind2 and the mind which contemplates mind2 contemplating mind 1 as mind3, you are well on your way to meta-programming awareness. Alice in Wonderland is a masterful guide to the metaprogramming circuit (written by one of the founders of mathematical logic) and Aleister Crowley soberly urged its study upon all students of yoga. ~ Robert Anton Wilson, Prometheus Rising,
   Why do we forget our dreams?

Because you do not dream always at the same place. It is not always the same part of your being that dreams and it is not at the same place that you dream. If you were in conscious, direct, continuous communication with all the parts of your being, you would remember all your dreams. But very few parts of the being are in communication.

   For example, you have a dream in the subtle physical, that is to say, quite close to the physical. Generally, these dreams occur in the early hours of the morning, that is between four and five o'clock, at the end of the sleep. If you do not make a sudden movement when you wake up, if you remain very quiet, very still and a little attentive - quietly attentive - and concentrated, you will remember them, for the communication between the subtle physical and the physical is established - very rarely is there no communication.

   Now, dreams are mostly forgotten because you have a dream while in a certain state and then pass into another. For instance, when you sleep, your body is asleep, your vital is asleep, but your mind is still active. So your mind begins to have dreams, that is, its activity is more or less coordinated, the imagination is very active and you see all kinds of things, take part in extraordinary happenings.... After some time, all that calms down and the mind also begins to doze. The vital that was resting wakes up; it comes out of the body, walks about, goes here and there, does all kinds of things, reacts, sometimes fights, and finally eats. It does all kinds of things. The vital is very adventurous. It watches. When it is heroic it rushes to save people who are in prison or to destroy enemies or it makes wonderful discoveries. But this pushes back the whole mental dream very far behind. It is rubbed off, forgotten: naturally you cannot remember it because the vital dream takes its place. But if you wake up suddenly at that moment, you remember it. There are people who have made the experiment, who have got up at certain fixed hours of the night and when they wake up suddenly, they do remember. You must not move brusquely, but awake in the natural course, then you remember.

   After a time, the vital having taken a good stroll, needs to rest also, and so it goes into repose and quietness, quite tired at the end of all kinds of adventures. Then something else wakes up. Let us suppose that it is the subtle physical that goes for a walk. It starts moving and begins wandering, seeing the rooms and... why, this thing that was there, but it has come here and that other thing which was in that room is now in this one, and so on. If you wake up without stirring, you remembeR But this has pushed away far to the back of the consciousness all the stories of the vital. They are forgotten and so you cannot recollect your dreams. But if at the time of waking up you are not in a hurry, you are not obliged to leave your bed, on the contrary you can remain there as long as you wish, you need not even open your eyes; you keep your head exactly where it was and you make yourself like a tranquil mirror within and concentrate there. You catch just a tiny end of the tail of your dream. You catch it and start pulling gently, without stirring in the least. You begin pulling quite gently, and then first one part comes, a little later another. You go backward; the last comes up first. Everything goes backward, slowly, and suddenly the whole dream reappears: "Ah, there! it was like that." Above all, do not jump up, do not stir; you repeat the dream to yourself several times - once, twice - until it becomes clear in all its details. Once that dream is settled, you continue not to stir, you try to go further in, and suddenly you catch the tail of something else. It is more distant, more vague, but you can still seize it. And here also you hang on, get hold of it and pull, and you see that everything changes and you enter another world; all of a sudden you have an extraordinary adventure - it is another dream. You follow the same process. You repeat the dream to yourself once, twice, until you are sure of it. You remain very quiet all the time. Then you begin to penetrate still more deeply into yourself, as though you were going in very far, very far; and again suddenly you see a vague form, you have a feeling, a sensation... like a current of air, a slight breeze, a little breath; and you say, "Well, well...." It takes a form, it becomes clear - and the third category comes. You must have a lot of time, a lot of patience, you must be very quiet in your mind and body, very quiet, and you can tell the story of your whole night from the end right up to the beginning.

   Even without doing this exercise which is very long and difficult, in order to recollect a dream, whether it be the last one or the one in the middle that has made a violent impression on your being, you must do what I have said when you wake up: take particular care not even to move your head on the pillow, remain absolutely still and let the dream return.

   Some people do not have a passage between one state and another, there is a little gap and so they leap from one to the other; there is no highway passing through all the states of being with no break of the consciousness. A small dark hole, and you do not remember. It is like a precipice across which one has to extend the consciousness. To build a bridge takes a very long time; it takes much longer than building a physical bridge.... Very few people want to and know how to do it. They may have had magnificent activities, they do not remember them or sometimes only the last, the nearest, the most physical activity, with an uncoordinated movement - dreams having no sense.

   But there are as many different kinds of nights and sleep as there are different days and activities. There are not many days that are alike, each day is different. The days are not the same, the nights are not the same. You and your friends are doing apparently the same thing, but for each one it is very different. And each one must have his own procedure.

   Why are two dreams never alike?

Because all things are different. No two minutes are alike in the universe and it will be so till the end of the universe, no two minutes will ever be alike. And men obstinately want to make rules! One must do this and not that.... Well! we must let people please themselves.

   You could have put to me a very interesting question: "Why am I fourteen years old today?" Intelligent people will say: "It is because it is the fourteenth year since you were born." That is the answer of someone who believes himself to be very intelligent. But there is another reason. I shall tell this to you alone.... I have drowned you all sufficiently well! Now you must begin to learn swimming!

   ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1953, 36?,
   Mother, when one imagines something, does it not exist?

When you imagine something, it means that you make a mental formation which may be close to the truth or far from the truth - it also depends upon the quality of your formation. You make a mental formation and there are people who have such a power of formation that they succeed in making what they imagine real. There are not many of these but there are some. They imagine something and their formation is so well made and so powerful that it succeeds in being realised. These are creators; there are not many of them but there are some.

   If one thinks of someone who doesn't exist or who is dead?

Ah! What do you mean? What have you just said? Someone who doesn't exist or someone who is dead? These are two absolutely different things.

   I mean someone who is dead.

Someone who is dead!

   If this person has remained in the mental domain, you can find him immediately. Naturally if he is no longer in the mental domain, if he is in the psychic domain, to think of him is not enough. You must know how to go into the psychic domain to find him. But if he has remained in the mental domain and you think of him, you can find him immediately, and not only that, but you can have a mental contact with him and a kind of mental vision of his existence.

   The mind has a capacity of vision of its own and it is not the same vision as with these eyes, but it is a vision, it is a perception in forms. But this is not imagination. It has nothing to do with imagination.

   Imagination, for instance, is when you begin to picture to yourself an ideal being to whom you apply all your conceptions, and when you tell yourself, "Why, it should be like this, like that, its form should be like this, its thought like that, its character like that," when you see all the details and build up the being. Now, writers do this all the time because when they write a novel, they imagine. There are those who take things from life but there are those who are imaginative, creators; they create a character, a personage and then put him in their book later. This is to imagine. To imagine, for example, a whole concurrence of circumstances, a set of events, this is what I call telling a story to oneself. But it can be put down on paper, and then one becomes a novelist. There are very different kinds of writers. Some imagine everything, some gather all sorts of observations from life and construct their book with them. There are a hundred ways of writing a book. But indeed some writers imagine everything from beginning to end. It all comes out of their head and they construct even their whole story without any support in things physically observed. This truly is imagination. But as I say, if they are very powerful and have a considerable capacity for creation, it is possible that one day or other there will be a physical human being who realises their creation. This too is true.

   What do you suppose imagination is, eh? Have you never imagined anything, you?

   And what happens?

   All that one imagines.

You mean that you imagine something and it happens like that, eh? Or it is in a dream...

   What is the function, the use of the imagination?

If one knows how to use it, as I said, one can create for oneself his own inner and outer life; one can build his own existence with his imagination, if one knows how to use it and has a power. In fact it is an elementary way of creating, of forming things in the world. I have always felt that if one didn't have the capacity of imagination he would not make any progress. Your imagination always goes ahead of your life. When you think of yourself, usually you imagine what you want to be, don't you, and this goes ahead, then you follow, then it continues to go ahead and you follow. Imagination opens for you the path of realisation. People who are not imaginative - it is very difficult to make them move; they see just what is there before their nose, they feel just what they are moment by moment and they cannot go forward because they are clamped by the immediate thing. It depends a good deal on what one calls imagination. However...

   Men of science must be having imagination!

A lot. Otherwise they would never discover anything. In fact, what is called imagination is a capacity to project oneself outside realised things and towards things realisable, and then to draw them by the projection. One can obviously have progressive and regressive imaginations. There are people who always imagine all the catastrophes possible, and unfortunately they also have the power of making them come. It's like the antennae going into a world that's not yet realised, catching something there and drawing it here. Then naturally it is an addition to the earth atmosphere and these things tend towards manifestation. It is an instrument which can be disciplined, can be used at will; one can discipline it, direct it, orientate it. It is one of the faculties one can develop in himself and render serviceable, that is, use it for definite purposes.

   Sweet Mother, can one imagine the Divine and have the contact?

Certainly if you succeed in imagining the Divine you have the contact, and you can have the contact with what you imagine, in any case. In fact it is absolutely impossible to imagine something which doesn't exist somewhere. You cannot imagine anything at all which doesn't exist somewhere. It is possible that it doesn't exist on the earth, it is possible that it's elsewhere, but it is impossible for you to imagine something which is not already contained in principle in the universe; otherwise it could not occur.

   Then, Sweet Mother, this means that in the created universe nothing new is added?

In the created universe? Yes. The universe is progressive; we said that constantly things manifest, more and more. But for your imagination to be able to go and seek beyond the manifestation something which will be manifested, well, it may happen, in fact it does - I was going to tell you that it is in this way that some beings can cause considerable progress to be made in the world, because they have the capacity of imagining something that's not yet manifested. But there are not many. One must first be capable of going beyond the manifested universe to be able to imagine something which is not there. There are already many things which can be imagined.

   What is our terrestrial world in the universe? A very small thing. Simply to have the capacity of imagining something which does not exist in the terrestrial manifestation is already very difficult, very difficult. For how many billions of years hasn't it existed, this little earth? And there have been no two identical things. That's much. It is very difficult to go out from the earth atmosphere with one's mind; one can, but it is very difficult. And then if one wants to go out, not only from the earth atmosphere but from the universal life!

   To be able simply to enter into contact with the life of the earth in its totality from the formation of the earth until now, what can this mean? And then to go beyond this and enter into contact with universal life from its beginnings up to now... and then again to be able to bring something new into the universe, one must go still farther beyond.

   Not easy!
   That's all?
   (To the child) Convinced?
   ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1955, [T1],
131:[The Gods and Their Worlds]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

   ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother III, 355
132:Mental Education

OF ALL lines of education, mental education is the most widely known and practised, yet except in a few rare cases there are gaps which make it something very incomplete and in the end quite insufficient.

   Generally speaking, schooling is considered to be all the mental education that is necessary. And when a child has been made to undergo, for a number of years, a methodical training which is more like cramming than true schooling, it is considered that whatever is necessary for his mental development has been done. Nothing of the kind. Even conceding that the training is given with due measure and discrimination and does not permanently damage the brain, it cannot impart to the human mind the faculties it needs to become a good and useful instrument. The schooling that is usually given can, at the most, serve as a system of gymnastics to increase the suppleness of the brain. From this standpoint, each branch of human learning represents a special kind of mental gymnastics, and the verbal formulations given to these various branches each constitute a special and well-defined language.

   A true mental education, which will prepare man for a higher life, has five principal phases. Normally these phases follow one after another, but in exceptional individuals they may alternate or even proceed simultaneously. These five phases, in brief, are:

   (1) Development of the power of concentration, the capacity of attention.
   (2) Development of the capacities of expansion, widening, complexity and richness.
   (3) Organisation of one's ideas around a central idea, a higher ideal or a supremely luminous idea that will serve as a guide in life.
   (4) Thought-control, rejection of undesirable thoughts, to become able to think only what one wants and when one wants.
   (5) Development of mental silence, perfect calm and a more and more total receptivity to inspirations coming from the higher regions of the being.

   It is not possible to give here all the details concerning the methods to be employed in the application of these five phases of education to different individuals. Still, a few explanations on points of detail can be given.

   Undeniably, what most impedes mental progress in children is the constant dispersion of their thoughts. Their thoughts flutter hither and thither like butterflies and they have to make a great effort to fix them. Yet this capacity is latent in them, for when you succeed in arousing their interest, they are capable of a good deal of attention. By his ingenuity, therefore, the educator will gradually help the child to become capable of a sustained effort of attention and a faculty of more and more complete absorption in the work in hand. All methods that can develop this faculty of attention from games to rewards are good and can all be utilised according to the need and the circumstances. But it is the psychological action that is most important and the sovereign method is to arouse in the child an interest in what you want to teach him, a liking for work, a will to progress. To love to learn is the most precious gift that one can give to a child: to love to learn always and everywhere, so that all circumstances, all happenings in life may be constantly renewed opportunities for learning more and always more.

   For that, to attention and concentration should be added observation, precise recording and faithfulness of memory. This faculty of observation can be developed by varied and spontaneous exercises, making use of every opportunity that presents itself to keep the child's thought wakeful, alert and prompt. The growth of the understanding should be stressed much more than that of memory. One knows well only what one has understood. Things learnt by heart, mechanically, fade away little by little and finally disappear; what is understood is never forgotten. Moreover, you must never refuse to explain to a child the how and the why of things. If you cannot do it yourself, you must direct the child to those who are qualified to answer or point out to him some books that deal with the question. In this way you will progressively awaken in the child the taste for true study and the habit of making a persistent effort to know.

   This will bring us quite naturally to the second phase of development in which the mind should be widened and enriched.

   You will gradually show the child that everything can become an interesting subject for study if it is approached in the right way. The life of every day, of every moment, is the best school of all, varied, complex, full of unexpected experiences, problems to be solved, clear and striking examples and obvious consequences. It is so easy to arouse healthy curiosity in children, if you answer with intelligence and clarity the numerous questions they ask. An interesting reply to one readily brings others in its train and so the attentive child learns without effort much more than he usually does in the classroom. By a choice made with care and insight, you should also teach him to enjoy good reading-matter which is both instructive and attractive. Do not be afraid of anything that awakens and pleases his imagination; imagination develops the creative mental faculty and through it study becomes living and the mind develops in joy.

   In order to increase the suppleness and comprehensiveness of his mind, one should see not only that he studies many varied topics, but above all that a single subject is approached in various ways, so that the child understands in a practical manner that there are many ways of facing the same intellectual problem, of considering it and solving it. This will remove all rigidity from his brain and at the same time it will make his thinking richer and more supple and prepare it for a more complex and comprehensive synthesis. In this way also the child will be imbued with the sense of the extreme relativity of mental learning and, little by little, an aspiration for a truer source of knowledge will awaken in him.

   Indeed, as the child grows older and progresses in his studies, his mind too ripens and becomes more and more capable of forming general ideas, and with them almost always comes a need for certitude, for a knowledge that is stable enough to form the basis of a mental construction which will permit all the diverse and scattered and often contradictory ideas accumulated in his brain to be organised and put in order. This ordering is indeed very necessary if one is to avoid chaos in one's thoughts. All contradictions can be transformed into complements, but for that one must discover the higher idea that will have the power to bring them harmoniously together. It is always good to consider every problem from all possible standpoints so as to avoid partiality and exclusiveness; but if the thought is to be active and creative, it must, in every case, be the natural and logical synthesis of all the points of view adopted. And if you want to make the totality of your thoughts into a dynamic and constructive force, you must also take great care as to the choice of the central idea of your mental synthesis; for upon that will depend the value of this synthesis. The higher and larger the central idea and the more universal it is, rising above time and space, the more numerous and the more complex will be the ideas, notions and thoughts which it will be able to organise and harmonise.

   It goes without saying that this work of organisation cannot be done once and for all. The mind, if it is to keep its vigour and youth, must progress constantly, revise its notions in the light of new knowledge, enlarge its frame-work to include fresh notions and constantly reclassify and reorganise its thoughts, so that each of them may find its true place in relation to the others and the whole remain harmonious and orderly.

   All that has just been said concerns the speculative mind, the mind that learns. But learning is only one aspect of mental activity; the other, which is at least equally important, is the constructive faculty, the capacity to form and thus prepare action. This very important part of mental activity has rarely been the subject of any special study or discipline. Only those who want, for some reason, to exercise a strict control over their mental activities think of observing and disciplining this faculty of formation; and as soon as they try it, they have to face difficulties so great that they appear almost insurmountable.

   And yet control over this formative activity of the mind is one of the most important aspects of self-education; one can say that without it no mental mastery is possible. As far as study is concerned, all ideas are acceptable and should be included in the synthesis, whose very function is to become more and more rich and complex; but where action is concerned, it is just the opposite. The ideas that are accepted for translation into action should be strictly controlled and only those that agree with the general trend of the central idea forming the basis of the mental synthesis should be permitted to express themselves in action. This means that every thought entering the mental consciousness should be set before the central idea; if it finds a logical place among the thoughts already grouped, it will be admitted into the synthesis; if not, it will be rejected so that it can have no influence on the action. This work of mental purification should be done very regularly in order to secure a complete control over one's actions.

   For this purpose, it is good to set apart some time every day when one can quietly go over one's thoughts and put one's synthesis in order. Once the habit is acquired, you can maintain control over your thoughts even during work and action, allowing only those which are useful for what you are doing to come to the surface. Particularly, if you have continued to cultivate the power of concentration and attention, only the thoughts that are needed will be allowed to enter the active external consciousness and they then become all the more dynamic and effective. And if, in the intensity of concentration, it becomes necessary not to think at all, all mental vibration can be stilled and an almost total silence secured. In this silence one can gradually open to the higher regions of the mind and learn to record the inspirations that come from there.

   But even before reaching this point, silence in itself is supremely useful, because in most people who have a somewhat developed and active mind, the mind is never at rest. During the day, its activity is kept under a certain control, but at night, during the sleep of the body, the control of the waking state is almost completely removed and the mind indulges in activities which are sometimes excessive and often incoherent. This creates a great stress which leads to fatigue and the diminution of the intellectual faculties.

   The fact is that like all the other parts of the human being, the mind too needs rest and it will not have this rest unless we know how to provide it. The art of resting one's mind is something to be acquired. Changing one's mental activity is certainly one way of resting; but the greatest possible rest is silence. And as far as the mental faculties are concerned a few minutes passed in the calm of silence are a more effective rest than hours of sleep.

   When one has learned to silence the mind at will and to concentrate it in receptive silence, then there will be no problem that cannot be solved, no mental difficulty whose solution cannot be found. When it is agitated, thought becomes confused and impotent; in an attentive tranquillity, the light can manifest itself and open up new horizons to man's capacity. Bulletin, November 1951

   ~ The Mother, On Education,
133: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:You people have no imagination! ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
2:Worry is a waste of imagination. ~ walt-disney, @wisdomtrove
3:Imagination decides everything. ~ blaise-pascal, @wisdomtrove
4:My imagination creates my reality. ~ walt-disney, @wisdomtrove
5:Art degraded, Imagination denied. ~ william-blake, @wisdomtrove
6:Imagination rules the world. ~ napoleon-bonaparte, @wisdomtrove
7:Women alone stir my imagination. ~ virginia-woolf, @wisdomtrove
8:Imagination governs the world. ~ napoleon-bonaparte, @wisdomtrove
9:Imagination is the beginning of reality. ~ jim-rohn, @wisdomtrove
10:Imagination is the voice of the daring. ~ henry-miller, @wisdomtrove
11:People can die of mere imagination. ~ geoffrey-chaucer, @wisdomtrove
12:Imagination, My Friends, My Imagination ~ steven-wright, @wisdomtrove
13:Nature has no outline. Imagination has. ~ william-blake, @wisdomtrove
14:The power of imagination makes us infinite. ~ john-muir, @wisdomtrove
15:Faith is spiritualized imagination. ~ henry-ward-beecher, @wisdomtrove
16:Truth is a matter of the imagination. ~ ursula-k-le-guin, @wisdomtrove
17:Imagination grows by exercise. ~ william-somerset-maugham, @wisdomtrove
18:Imagination means nothing without doing. ~ charlie-chaplan, @wisdomtrove
19:My guru is in my imagination anywhere. Anywhere. ~ ram-das, @wisdomtrove
20:Reality can be beaten with enough imagination. ~ mark-twain, @wisdomtrove
21:Work up imagination to the state of vision. ~ william-blake, @wisdomtrove
22:Imagination is the true magic carpet. ~ norman-vincent-peale, @wisdomtrove
23:I resent the limitations of my own imagination. ~ walt-disney, @wisdomtrove
24:My imagination is a monastery and I am its monk. ~ john-keats, @wisdomtrove
25:I have too much imagination to be a housewife ~ marilyn-monroe, @wisdomtrove
26:Your imagination is an extremely powerful tool. ~ rhonda-byrne, @wisdomtrove
27:Imagination plus innovation equals realization. ~ denis-waitley, @wisdomtrove
28:Indulge your imagination in every possible flight. ~ jane-austen, @wisdomtrove
29:Lies hurt people; imagination makes life more fun. ~ dean-koontz, @wisdomtrove
30:A strong imagination begetteth opportunity. ~ michel-de-montaigne, @wisdomtrove
31:Our responsibility begins with our imagination. ~ haruki-murakami, @wisdomtrove
32:What the imagination seizes as beauty must be truth. ~ john-keats, @wisdomtrove
33:Inspirational, Wild Imagination, Vivid Imagination ~ denis-waitley, @wisdomtrove
34:The world of imagination is the world of eternity. ~ william-blake, @wisdomtrove
35:Every child is born blessed with a vivid imagination. ~ walt-disney, @wisdomtrove
36:Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence. ~ h-l-mencken, @wisdomtrove
37:The human race is governed by its imagination. ~ napoleon-bonaparte, @wisdomtrove
38:Science does not know its debt to imagination. ~ ralph-waldo-emerson, @wisdomtrove
39:The Sky is the daily bread of the imagination. ~ ralph-waldo-emerson, @wisdomtrove
40:The possible's slow fuse is lit by the Imagination. ~ emily-dickinson, @wisdomtrove
41:Heaven: The Coney Island of the Christian imagination. ~ elbert-hubbard, @wisdomtrove
42:Live out of your imagination instead of out of your memory. ~ les-brown, @wisdomtrove
43:My imagination will get me a passport to hell one day. ~ john-steinbeck, @wisdomtrove
44:Happiness is not an ideal of reason but of imagination.  ~ immanuel-kant, @wisdomtrove
45:Happiness is not an ideal of reason but of imagination.   ~ immanuel-kant, @wisdomtrove
46:Imagination is the most powerful force in the universe. ~ albert-einstein, @wisdomtrove
47:Liberty: One of Imagination's most precious possessions. ~ ambrose-bierce, @wisdomtrove
48:When the imagination is alive, the life remains youthful. ~ john-odonohue, @wisdomtrove
49:Nature is the direct expression of the divine imagination. ~ john-odonohue, @wisdomtrove
50:Any person with any imagination is bound to be afraid. ~ f-scott-fitzgerald, @wisdomtrove
51:The original quality in any man of imagination is imagery. ~ g-k-chesterton, @wisdomtrove
52:Nothing can trouble you but your own imagination. ~ sri-nisargadatta-maharaj, @wisdomtrove
53:There is an inverse relationship between imagination and money. ~ alan-moore, @wisdomtrove
54:Energy and imagination are the springboards to wealth creation. ~ brian-tracy, @wisdomtrove
55:One Power alone makes a Poet: Imagination. The Divine Vision. ~ william-blake, @wisdomtrove
56:Christmas is best pondered, not with logic, but with imagination. ~ max-lucado, @wisdomtrove
57:Knowledge is a polite word for dead but not buried imagination. ~ e-e-cummings, @wisdomtrove
58:Let your imagination release your imprisoned possibilities ~ robert-h-schuller, @wisdomtrove
59:NOW is the only reality – all else is either memory or imagination. ~ rajneesh, @wisdomtrove
60:The imagination is both interpretative and creative in nature. ~ napoleon-hill, @wisdomtrove
61:I have imagination, and nothing that is real is alien to me. ~ george-santayana, @wisdomtrove
62:Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by imagination. ~ voltaire, @wisdomtrove
63:The imagination imitates. It is the critical spirit that creates. ~ oscar-wilde, @wisdomtrove
64:The most beautiful world is always entered through imagination. ~ hellen-keller, @wisdomtrove
65:Don Quixote's misfortune is not his imagination, but Sancho Panza. ~ franz-kafka, @wisdomtrove
66:The imagination is not a state: it is the human existence itself. ~ william-blake, @wisdomtrove
67:The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination. ~ albert-einstein, @wisdomtrove
68:Losses are comparative; imagination only makes them of any moment. ~ blaise-pascal, @wisdomtrove
69:Ideal society is a drama enacted exclusively in the imagination. ~ george-santayana, @wisdomtrove
70:I hate deception, even where the imagination only is concerned. ~ george-washington, @wisdomtrove
71:Laughter is timeless. Imagination has no age. And dreams are forever. ~ walt-disney, @wisdomtrove
72:Success is based on imagination plus ambition and the will to work. ~ thomas-edison, @wisdomtrove
73:It is the starved imagination, not the well nourished, that is afraid. ~ e-m-forster, @wisdomtrove
74:My imagination is a kind of animal. So what I do is keep it alive. ~ haruki-murakami, @wisdomtrove
75:The past is in memory, the future - in imagination. ~ sri-nisargadatta-maharaj, @wisdomtrove
76:To the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination itself. ~ william-blake, @wisdomtrove
77:Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination. ~ oscar-wilde, @wisdomtrove
78:I admit to having an imagination feverish enough to melt good judgment. ~ dean-koontz, @wisdomtrove
79:It is the lava of the imagination whose eruption prevents an earthquake. ~ lord-byron, @wisdomtrove
80:The quantity of civilization is measured by the quality of imagination. ~ victor-hugo, @wisdomtrove
81:Worrying is using your imagination to create something you don't want. ~ esther-hicks, @wisdomtrove
82:The great gift of the human imagination is that it has no limits or ending. ~ jim-rohn, @wisdomtrove
83:Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere. ~ albert-einstein, @wisdomtrove
84:There are lots of people who mistake their imagination for their memory. ~ josh-billings, @wisdomtrove
85:Time is, of all modes of existence, most obsequious to the imagination. ~ samuel-johnson, @wisdomtrove
86:The imagination may be compared to Adam's dream-he awoke and found it truth. ~ john-keats, @wisdomtrove
87:The writer has three sources: imagination, observation, and experience ~ william-faulkner, @wisdomtrove
88:Reason is the natural order of truth; but imagination is the organ of meaning. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
89:The imagination and the senses cannot be gratified at the same time. ~ ralph-waldo-emerson, @wisdomtrove
90:Intelligence is the wife, imagination is the mistress, memory is the servant. ~ victor-hugo, @wisdomtrove
91:The lunatic, the lover, and the poet, are of imagination all compact. ~ william-shakespeare, @wisdomtrove
92:I just have a relationship with my imagination. It's like my friend, almost. ~ steven-wright, @wisdomtrove
93:Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions. ~ albert-einstein, @wisdomtrove
94:The imagination should be allowed a certain amount of time to browse around. ~ thomas-merton, @wisdomtrove
95:Who says God has created this world? We have created it by our own imagination. ~ meher-baba, @wisdomtrove
96:I have the world's best job. I get paid to hang out in my imagination all day. ~ stephen-king, @wisdomtrove
97:Imagination is a poor matter when it has to part company with understanding. ~ thomas-carlyle, @wisdomtrove
98:... pure honesty is a doubtful quality; it means often lack of imagination. ~ virginia-woolf, @wisdomtrove
99:The ones with no imagination are always the quickest to justify themselves. ~ haruki-murakami, @wisdomtrove
100:Imagination is the deceptive part in man, the mistress of error and falsehood. ~ blaise-pascal, @wisdomtrove
101:The world is wonderful and beautiful and good beyond one's wildest imagination. ~ d-h-lawrence, @wisdomtrove
102:You cannot condemn a man for what may only be a figment of your own imagination. ~ stephen-king, @wisdomtrove
103:Give children toys that are powered by their imagination, not by batteries. ~ h-jackson-brown-jr, @wisdomtrove
104:Science may set limits to knowledge but should not set limits to imagination. ~ bertrand-russell, @wisdomtrove
105:Description begins in the writer’s imagination, but should finish in the reader’s. ~ stephen-king, @wisdomtrove
106:First of all, begin to live out of the glory of your imagination, not your memory. ~ robin-sharma, @wisdomtrove
107:Our thoughts and imagination are the only real limits to our possibilities. ~ orison-swett-marden, @wisdomtrove
108:... chemistry is a trade for people without enough imagination to be physicists. ~ arthur-c-carke, @wisdomtrove
109:Fiction lags after truth, invention is unfruitful, and imagination cold and barren. ~ edmund-burke, @wisdomtrove
110:The worst evils of life are those which do not exist except in our imagination. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
111:Reason is intelligence taking exercise. Imagination is intelligence with an erection. ~ victor-hugo, @wisdomtrove
112:The nose of a mob is its imagination. By this, at any time, it can be quietly led. ~ edgar-allan-poe, @wisdomtrove
113:Whoever you are, no matter how lonely, the world offers itself to your imagination... ~ mary-oliver, @wisdomtrove
114:Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere. ~ carl-sagan, @wisdomtrove
115:How potent is the fancy! People are so impressionable, they can die of imagination. ~ geoffrey-chaucer, @wisdomtrove
116:It is one thing to lack a heart and another to possess eyes and a just imagination. ~ george-santayana, @wisdomtrove
117:There is the strange power we have of changing facts by the force of the imagination. ~ virginia-woolf, @wisdomtrove
118:The soul without imagination is what an observatory would be without a telescope. ~ henry-ward-beecher, @wisdomtrove
119:Whatever the imagination seizes as Beauty must be truth -whether it existed before or not ~ john-keats, @wisdomtrove
120:My dear, beautiful and imaginative things can be destroyed. Beauty and imagination cannot. ~ alan-moore, @wisdomtrove
121:Growing older is mainly an ordeal of the imagination-a moral disease, a social pathology. ~ susan-sontag, @wisdomtrove
122:Learn to look without imagination, to listen without distortion: that is all. ~ sri-nisargadatta-maharaj, @wisdomtrove
123:The simple truth is that interstellar distances will not fit into the human imagination. ~ douglas-adams, @wisdomtrove
124:You're a slave, a bound helpless slave to one thing in the world, your imagination. ~ f-scott-fitzgerald, @wisdomtrove
125:Life is too short to be little. You must enlarge your imagination and then act on it. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
126:Man’s only limitation, within reason, lies in the development and use of his imagination. ~ napoleon-hill, @wisdomtrove
127:The artist who uses the least of what is called imagination will be the greatest. ~ pierre-auguste-renoir, @wisdomtrove
128:Why does the eye see a thing more clearly in dreams than the imagination when awake?  ~ leonardo-da-vinci, @wisdomtrove
129:When you learn that you can trust life, life will deliver treasures beyond your imagination. ~ debbie-ford, @wisdomtrove
130:The imagination is the secret and marrow of civilization. It is the very eye of faith. ~ henry-ward-beecher, @wisdomtrove
131:Charles Lutwidge Dodgson's life in space-time colored his liberated life of the imagination. ~ lewis-carroll, @wisdomtrove
132:Illusion throughout is illusion. There is no end to it, just as there is no end to imagination. ~ meher-baba, @wisdomtrove
133:We overstate the ills of life, and take Imagination... down our earth to rake. ~ elizabeth-barrett-browning, @wisdomtrove
134:Closed in a room, my imagination becomes the universe, and the rest of the world is missing out. ~ criss-jami, @wisdomtrove
135:I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the heart's affections, and the truth of imagination. ~ john-keats, @wisdomtrove
136:Through imagination, we can visualise the uncredited worlds of potential that lie within us. ~ stephen-r-covey, @wisdomtrove
137:There are many ways to be free. One of them is to transcend reality by imagination, as I try to do. ~ anais-nin, @wisdomtrove
138:All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry. ~ edgar-allan-poe, @wisdomtrove
139:It has that thing - the imagination, and the feeling of happy excitement- I knew when I was a kid. ~ walt-disney, @wisdomtrove
140:Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything. ~ plato, @wisdomtrove
141:If you do not see great riches in your imagination, you will never see them in your bank balance. ~ napoleon-hill, @wisdomtrove
142:Imagination is the real and eternal world of which this vegetable universe is but a faint shadow. ~ william-blake, @wisdomtrove
143:The most marvelous experience of life is to transform life according to reality, not imagination. ~ vernon-howard, @wisdomtrove
144:Two hallmarks of a healthy life are the abilities to love and to work. Each requires imagination. ~ sigmund-freud, @wisdomtrove
145:A fanatical imagination cannot regard God as just unless he is represented as infinitely cruel. ~ george-santayana, @wisdomtrove
146:Were it not for imagination a man would be as happy in the arms of a chambermaid as of a duchess. ~ samuel-johnson, @wisdomtrove
147:Let her love God as He is in Himself, and not as her imagination says He is, and pictures Him. ~ aiden-wilson-tozer, @wisdomtrove
148:After all, we did not invent symbolism; it is a universal age-old activity of the human imagination. ~ sigmund-freud, @wisdomtrove
149:Imagination is the most marvelous, miraculous, inconceivably powerful force the world has ever known. ~ napoleon-hill, @wisdomtrove
150:Experiences aren't pornographic; only images and representations - structures of the imagination - are. ~ susan-sontag, @wisdomtrove
151:There are no gods, no nations, no money and no human rights, except in our collective imagination. ~ yuval-noah-harari, @wisdomtrove
152:A lady's imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment. ~ jane-austen, @wisdomtrove
153:Imagination judges the future by the past, but concerns itself with the future more than with the past. ~ napoleon-hill, @wisdomtrove
154:My imagination makes me human and makes me a fool; it gives me all the world, and exiles me from it. ~ ursula-k-le-guin, @wisdomtrove
155:People of a lively imagination are generally curious, and always so when a little in love. ~ henry-wadsworth-longfellow, @wisdomtrove
156:There are no days in life so memorable as those which vibrated to some stroke of the imagination. ~ ralph-waldo-emerson, @wisdomtrove
157:I have found that&
158:Imagination is the workshop of your mind, capable of turning mind energy into accomplishment and wealth. ~ napoleon-hill, @wisdomtrove
159:There's a great fear of the imagination. It's a dangerous thing. It's out of control, it's subversive. ~ ursula-k-le-guin, @wisdomtrove
160:All the works of man have their origin in creative fantasy. What right have we then to depreciate imagination. ~ carl-jung, @wisdomtrove
161:Imagination doesn't always make you long for what you cannot have, but rather thrive in what you do not have. ~ criss-jami, @wisdomtrove
162:The level of our success is limited only by our imagination and no act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted. ~ aesop, @wisdomtrove
163:Truths are more than imagination; they are real. Yet their origin is a thought in the mind of God. ~ paramahansa-yogananda, @wisdomtrove
164:That's what we storytellers do. We restore order with imagination. We instill hope again and again and again. ~ walt-disney, @wisdomtrove
165:Disneyland will never be completed. It will continue to grow as long as there is imagination left in the world. ~ walt-disney, @wisdomtrove
166:Organic as a dandelion seed, [the ship of our imagination] will carry us to worlds of dreams and worlds of facts ~ carl-sagan, @wisdomtrove
167:Remember this: one can be a strict logician or grammarian and at the same time full of imagination and music. ~ hermann-hesse, @wisdomtrove
168:Taste is the power of relishing or rejecting whatever is offered for the entertainment of the imagination. ~ oliver-goldsmith, @wisdomtrove
169:Imagination does not become great until human beings, given the courage and the strength, use it to create. ~ maria-montessori, @wisdomtrove
170:Psychologists have hitherto failed to realize that imagination is a necessary ingredient of perception itself. ~ immanuel-kant, @wisdomtrove
171:The difference between great and average is, mostly, having the imagination and zeal to re-create yourself daily. ~ tom-peters, @wisdomtrove
172:Those who are clever in imagination are far more pleased with themselves than prudent men could reasonably be. ~ blaise-pascal, @wisdomtrove
173:We see with the eyes, but we see with the brain as well. And seeing with the brain is often called imagination. ~ oliver-sacks, @wisdomtrove
174:Marriage is the triumph of imagination over intelligence. Second marriage is the triumph of hope over experience. ~ oscar-wilde, @wisdomtrove
175:Since it doesn't cost a dime to dream, you'll never shortchange yourself when you stretch your imagination. ~ robert-h-schuller, @wisdomtrove
176:There are no great limits to growth because there are no limits of human intelligence, imagination, and wonder. ~ ronald-reagan, @wisdomtrove
177:He is the true enchanter, whose spell operates, not upon the senses, but upon the imagination and the heart. ~ washington-irving, @wisdomtrove
178:I feel that a Man may be happy in This World. And I know that This World Is a World of Imagination & Vision. ~ william-blake, @wisdomtrove
179:Life can be wonderful if you're not afraid of it. All it takes is courage, imagination ... and a little dough ~ charlie-chaplan, @wisdomtrove
180:Religion is the natural reaction of the imagination when confronted by the difficulties in a truculent world. ~ george-santayana, @wisdomtrove
181:Boundary lines, of any type, are never found in the real world itself, but only in the imagination of the mapmakers. ~ ken-wilber, @wisdomtrove
182:In the hands of a genius, engineering turns to magic, philosophy becomes poetry, and science pure imagination. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
183:Let it be fact, one feels, or let it be fiction; the imagination will not serve under two masters simultaneously. ~ virginia-woolf, @wisdomtrove
184:The function of the imagination is not to make strange things settled, so much as to make settled things strange. ~ g-k-chesterton, @wisdomtrove
185:The imagination disposes of everything. It creates beauty, justice, and happiness, which are the whole of the world. ~ blaise-pascal, @wisdomtrove
186:Imagination is the voice of daring. If there is anything Godlike about God it is that. He dared to imagine everything. ~ henry-miller, @wisdomtrove
187:In that way imagination and intelligence enter into our existence in the part of servants of the primary instincts. ~ albert-einstein, @wisdomtrove
188:You have all the reason in the world to achieve your grandest dreams. Imagination plus innovation equals realization. ~ denis-waitley, @wisdomtrove
189:Man is only truly great when he acts from the passions; never irresistible but when he appeals to the imagination. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
190:To an imagination of any scope the most far reaching form of power is not money, it is the command of ideas ~ oliver-wendell-holmes-jr, @wisdomtrove
191:He is indeed the true enchanter, whose spell operates, not upon the senses, but upon the imagination and the heart. ~ washington-irving, @wisdomtrove
192:It is the writer who might catch the imagination of young people, and plant a seed that will flower and come to fruition. ~ isaac-asimov, @wisdomtrove
193:You are nothing perceivable, or imaginable. Yet, without you there can be neither perception nor imagination. ~ sri-nisargadatta-maharaj, @wisdomtrove
194:He who hopes in God trusts God, Whom he never sees, to bring him to the possession of things that are beyond imagination. ~ thomas-merton, @wisdomtrove
195:The greatest single distinguishing feature of the omnipotence of God is that our imagination gets lost thinking about it. ~ blaise-pascal, @wisdomtrove
196:Things are pretty, graceful, rich, elegant, handsome, but, until they speak to the imagination, not yet beautiful.  ~ ralph-waldo-emerson, @wisdomtrove
197:Imagination grows by exercise, and contrary to common belief, is more powerful in the mature than in the young. ~ william-somerset-maugham, @wisdomtrove
198:Men become superstitious, not because they have too much imagination, but because they are not aware that they have any. ~ george-santayana, @wisdomtrove
199:Imagination does not breed insanity. Exactly what does breed insanity is reason. Poets do not go mad, but chess players do. ~ g-k-chesterton, @wisdomtrove
200:Inspiration can be found in a pile of junk. Sometimes, you can put it together with a good imagination and invent something. ~ thomas-edison, @wisdomtrove
201:In the waking state, I believe that I'm my waking persona, and I see my dream persona as a figment of my individual imagination. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
202:There is a boundary to men's passions when they act from feelings; but none when they are under the influence of imagination. ~ edmund-burke, @wisdomtrove
203:A great deal of phenomenal experience has fostered in me a flexibility of the mind and imagination that some might call madness ~ dean-koontz, @wisdomtrove
204:I doubt that the imagination can be suppressed. If you truly eradicated it in a child, he would grow up to be an eggplant. ~ ursula-k-le-guin, @wisdomtrove
205:I want to be remembered most as a writer - one who entertained readers, and, hopefully, stretched their imagination as well. ~ arthur-c-carke, @wisdomtrove
206:Scarcely any degree of judgment is sufficient to restrain the imagination from magnifying that on which it is long detained. ~ samuel-johnson, @wisdomtrove
207:We especially need imagination in science. It is not all mathematics, nor all logic, but it is somewhat beauty and poetry. ~ maria-montessori, @wisdomtrove
208:Every act of perception, is to some degree an act of creation, and every act of memory is to some degree an act of imagination. ~ oliver-sacks, @wisdomtrove
209:Imagination is a powerful agent for creating, as it were, a second nature out of the material supplied to it by actual nature. ~ immanuel-kant, @wisdomtrove
210:The degree in which a poet's imagination dominates reality is, in the end, the exact measure of his importance and dignity. ~ george-santayana, @wisdomtrove
211:A long poem is a test of invention which I take to be the Polar star of poetry, as fancy is the sails, and imagination the rudder. ~ john-keats, @wisdomtrove
212:... If you work hard enough and assert yourself, and use your mind and imagination, you can shape the world to your desires. ~ malcolm-gladwell, @wisdomtrove
213:I'm the idea of the human imagination, which, when you think about it, is the only thing we can really be certain ISN'T imaginary. ~ alan-moore, @wisdomtrove
214:Men often take their imagination for their heart; and they believe they are converted as soon as they think of being converted. ~ blaise-pascal, @wisdomtrove
215:Stern accuracy in inquiring, bold imagination in describing, these are the cogs on which history soars or flutters and wobbles. ~ thomas-carlyle, @wisdomtrove
216:There are two ways to reach me: by way of kisses or by way of the imagination. But there is a hierarchy: the kisses alone don't work. ~ anais-nin, @wisdomtrove
217:There are two ways to reach me: by way of kisses or by way of the imagination. But there is a hierarchy: the kisses alone don’t work. ~ anais-nin, @wisdomtrove
218:The use of travelling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are. ~ samuel-johnson, @wisdomtrove
219:Doubts and mistrust are the mere panic of timid imagination, which the steadfast heart will conquer, and the large mind transcend. ~ hellen-keller, @wisdomtrove
220:If you cannot imagine with the mind's eye much more than you can see with the mortal eye, you have a very poor imagination indeed. ~ william-blake, @wisdomtrove
221:Cowardice, as distinguished from panic, is almost always simply a lack of ability to suspend the functioning of the imagination. ~ ernest-hemingway, @wisdomtrove
222:I'll make my report as if I told a story, for I was taught as a child on my homeworld that Truth is a matter of the imagination. ~ ursula-k-le-guin, @wisdomtrove
223:I'm always looking for something to engage my imagination and take me on a little mental voyage. I just want a new topic in my life. ~ steve-martin, @wisdomtrove
224:The true nature of the world was weirder than any bizarre fabric that anyone might weave from the warp and weft of imagination's loom. ~ dean-koontz, @wisdomtrove
225:Creativity has much to do with experience, observation and imagination, and if any one of those key elements is missing, it doesn't work. ~ bob-dylan, @wisdomtrove
226:Imagination is not an empirical or superadded power of consciousness, it is the whole of consciousness as it realizes its freedom. ~ jean-paul-sartre, @wisdomtrove
227:We refuse love, and reject society, in so far as it seems, in our own perverse imagination, to imply some obscure kind of humiliation ~ thomas-merton, @wisdomtrove
228:Without the playing with fantasy no creative work has ever yet come to birth. The debt we owe to the play of imagination is incalculable. ~ carl-jung, @wisdomtrove
229:Anyone with great imagination, of course, is intuitive. Knowledge of any nature, unless put into practical use, becomes of little effect. ~ edgar-cayce, @wisdomtrove
230:It is a certain rule that wit and passion are entirely incompatible. When the affections are moved, there is no place for the imagination. ~ david-hume, @wisdomtrove
231:So come to the pond, or the river of your imagination, or the harbor of your longing, and put your lips to the world. And live your life. ~ mary-oliver, @wisdomtrove
232:Your hands are tied in action, but your hands are not tied in imagination and everything springs forth from the imagination. Everything. ~ esther-hicks, @wisdomtrove
233:I can never stand still. I must explore and experiment. I am never satisfied with my work. I resent the limitations of my own imagination. ~ walt-disney, @wisdomtrove
234:The world of imagination is the world of eternity. It is the divine bosom into which we shall all go after death of the vegetative body. ~ william-blake, @wisdomtrove
235:What for me is bliss and life and ecstasy and exaltation, the world in general seeks at most in imagination; in life it finds it absurd. ~ hermann-hesse, @wisdomtrove
236:Wisdom is nothing more than confirmed imagination: just because one did not study for his exam does not mean that he should leave it blank. ~ criss-jami, @wisdomtrove
237:Everything in the world of soul has a deep desire and longing for visible form; this is exactly where the power of the imagination lives. ~ john-odonohue, @wisdomtrove
238:That day she put our heads together, Fate had her imagination about her, Your head so much concerned with outer, Mine with inner, weather. ~ robert-frost, @wisdomtrove
239:Imagination is the first step in creation whether in words or trifles. The mental pattern must always precede the material form. ~ william-walker-atkinson, @wisdomtrove
240:The power which makes a man able to entertain a good impulse is the same as that which enables him to make a good gun; it is imagination. ~ g-k-chesterton, @wisdomtrove
241:When we use our imagination properly it is our greatest friend; it goes belyond reason and is the only light that takes us everywhere. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
242:Everyone must go through all experiences but they need not go through them all in reality -they can do it vicariously, by imagination. ~ jiddu-krishnamurti, @wisdomtrove
243:Nothing is more dangerous to reason than the flights of the imagination and nothing has been the occasion of more mistakes among philosophers. ~ david-hume, @wisdomtrove
244:There is nothing wrong with the world. What is wrong is in the way you look at it. It is your own imagination that misleads you. ~ sri-nisargadatta-maharaj, @wisdomtrove
245:The trouble with many religions, accused of wishful thinking, is that they are not wishful enough. They show a deplorable lack of imagination. ~ alan-watts, @wisdomtrove
246:Imagination? It is the one thing beside honesty that a good writer must have. The more he learns from experience the more he can imagine. ~ ernest-hemingway, @wisdomtrove
247:my imagination persisted in sticking horrors into the dark- so I stuck my imagination into the dark instead, and let it look out at me. ~ f-scott-fitzgerald, @wisdomtrove
248:My imagination would never have served me as it has, but for the habit of commonplace, humble, patient, daily, toiling, drudging attention ~ charles-dickens, @wisdomtrove
249:When art is rationally dissected, this usually kills it dead, since its role is to take us out of the adult mind and into the poetic imagination. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
250:Image quality is not the product of a machine, but of the person who directs the machine, and there are no limits to imagination and expression. ~ amsel-adams, @wisdomtrove
251:It is, in the imagination of combat's fans, the divinely listless loveplay that follows the orgasm of victory. It is called &
252:Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.     ~ plato, @wisdomtrove
253:Belief is nothing but a more vivid, lively, forcible, firm, steady conception of an object, than what the imagination alone is ever able to attain. ~ david-hume, @wisdomtrove
254:I love her not with my mind or my imagination, but with my whole being. Loving her I feel myself to be an integral part of all God's joyous world. ~ leo-tolstoy, @wisdomtrove
255:Heaven is beyond our imagination . . . . At our most creative moment, at our deepest thought, at our highest level, we still cannot fathom eternity. ~ max-lucado, @wisdomtrove
256:Katie smiled and turned away, knowing it wasn't an illusion or a figment of her imagination. She knew what she saw. She knew what she believed. ~ nicholas-sparks, @wisdomtrove
257:Your heart will be shattered by sorrow If you force it to live In tomorrow's ephemeral imagination-world Instead of in today's eternal Reality-Now. ~ sri-chinmoy, @wisdomtrove
258:It takes a certain amount of intelligence and imagination to realize the extraordinary queerness and mysteriousness of the world in which we live. ~ aldous-huxley, @wisdomtrove
259:As great scientists have said and as all children know, it is above all by the imagination that we achieve perception, and compassion, and hope. ~ ursula-k-le-guin, @wisdomtrove
260:To read a novel is a difficult and complex art. You must be capable not only of great fineness of perception, but of great boldness of imagination. ~ virginia-woolf, @wisdomtrove
261:By no effort of logic or imagination can you change the &
262:Memories, imagination, old sentiments, and associations are more readily reached through the sense of smell than through any other channel. ~ oliver-wendell-holmes-sr, @wisdomtrove
263:In a world where billions believe their deity conceived a mortal child with a virgin human, it's stunning how little imagination most people display. ~ chuck-palahniuk, @wisdomtrove
264:The scariest, most terrifying thing that I fear? Yes. My Imagination. I thought you were going to say "Fear, itself." Then you have a small imagination. ~ stephen-king, @wisdomtrove
265:To her own heart it was a delightful affair, to her imagination it was even a ridiculous one, but to her reason, her judgment, it was completely a puzzle. ~ jane-austen, @wisdomtrove
266:Art requires imagination. It requires Creativity. Creativity requires experience and experience comes from your life. And your life is expressed in your art. ~ bruce-lee, @wisdomtrove
267:A writer needs three things, experience, observation, and imagination, any two of which, at times any one of which, can supply the lack of the others. ~ william-faulkner, @wisdomtrove
268:Fantasizing is one of the earliest languages in the child's mind. We are in touch with our imagination and dreams before we engage with logic and reason. ~ caroline-myss, @wisdomtrove
269:Positive self-direction is the action plan that all winners in life use to turn imagination into reality, fantasy into fact, and dreams into actual goals. ~ denis-waitley, @wisdomtrove
270:The limit of man s knowledge in any subject possesses a high interest which is perhaps increased by its close neighbourhood to the realms of imagination. ~ charles-darwin, @wisdomtrove
271:So vast, so limitless in capacity is man's imagination to disperse and burn away the rubble-dross of fact and probability, leaving only truth and dream. ~ william-faulkner, @wisdomtrove
272:To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle requires a creative imagination and marks the real advances in science. ~ albert-einstein, @wisdomtrove
273:Life is glorious when it is happy; days are carefree when they are happy; the interplay of thought and imagination is far superior to that of muscle and sinew. ~ isaac-asimov, @wisdomtrove
274:Los Angeles gives one the feeling of the future more strongly than any city I know of. A bad future, too, like something out of Fritz Lang's feeble imagination. ~ henry-miller, @wisdomtrove
275:Fantasizing is one of the earliest languages in the child's mind. We are in touch with our imagination and dreams before we engage with logic and reason. ~ norman-vincent-peale, @wisdomtrove
276:I am real for I am always now, in the present, and what is with me now shares in my reality. The past is in memory, the future - in imagination. ~ sri-nisargadatta-maharaj, @wisdomtrove
277:If my house has collapsed at one blow, that is because it was a house of cards. The faith which &
278:In the deep awake state, I realize that I'm the presence of awareness, and I see my waking persona as an expression of the primal imagination, which is one with all. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
279:Of course! The path to heaven doesn't lie down in flat miles. It's in the imagination with which you perceive this world, and the gestures with which you honor it. ~ mary-oliver, @wisdomtrove
280:The secret of good teaching is to regard the child's intelligence as a fertile field in which seeds may be sown, to grow under the heat of flaming imagination. ~ maria-montessori, @wisdomtrove
281:Your family and your love must be cultivated like a garden. Time, effort, and imagination must be summoned constantly to keep any relationship flourishing and growing. ~ jim-rohn, @wisdomtrove
282:All our other faculties seem to have the brown touch of earth upon them, but the imagination carries the very livery of heaven, and is God's self in the soul. ~ henry-ward-beecher, @wisdomtrove
283:I cannot face with comfort the idea of life without work; work and the free play of the imagination are for me the same thing, I take no pleasure in anything else. ~ sigmund-freud, @wisdomtrove
284:Art is the response to the demand for entertainment, for the stimulation of our senses and imagination, and truth enters into it only as it subserves these ends. ~ george-santayana, @wisdomtrove
285:Music always stimulates my imagination. When I'm writing I usually have some Baroque music on low in the background chamber music by Bach, Telemann, and the like. ~ haruki-murakami, @wisdomtrove
286:To make our morality center on forbidden acts is to defile the imagination and to introduce into our judgments of our fellow men a secret element of gusto. ~ robert-louis-stevenson, @wisdomtrove
287:Between stimulus and response, you have the freedom to choose your response based on self awareness, your imagination, your conscience and your independent will.   ~ stephen-r-covey, @wisdomtrove
288:Men are always doomed to be duped, not so much by the arts of the other as by their own imagination. They are always wooing goddesses, and marrying mere mortals. ~ washington-irving, @wisdomtrove
289:Most people spend most of their time on low-priority busywork because it requires no additional knowledge, skills, or imagination-or courage. In a word, it's easier. ~ denis-waitley, @wisdomtrove
290:Two thousand years ago, five thousand, they didn't have a word for imagination, and faith was the best they could come up with for a pretty solemn bunch of followers. ~ richard-bach, @wisdomtrove
291:All the breaks you need in life wait within your imagination, Imagination is the workshop of your mind, capable of turning mind energy into accomplishment and wealth. ~ napoleon-hill, @wisdomtrove
292:The man who will use his skill and constructive imagination to see how much he can give for a dollar, instead of how little he can give for a dollar, is bound to succeed. ~ henry-ford, @wisdomtrove
293:To open the Eternal Worlds, to open the immortal EyesOf Man inwards into the Worlds of Thought: into EternityEver expanding in the Bosom of God, the Human Imagination. ~ william-blake, @wisdomtrove
294:Imagination cannot make fools wise, but it makes them happy, as against reason, which only makes its friends wretched: one covers them with glory, the other with shame. ~ blaise-pascal, @wisdomtrove
295:Of the present state, whatever it be, we feel and are forced to confess the misery; yet when the same state is again at a distance, imagination paints it as desirable. ~ samuel-johnson, @wisdomtrove
296:One of the wonderful aspects of the human imagination is its power to break through the barriers of time and space. It can see things not as they are but as the can be. ~ denis-waitley, @wisdomtrove
297:Our aim is not merely to make the child understand, and still less to force him to memorize, but so to touch his imagination as to enthuse him to his innermost core. ~ maria-montessori, @wisdomtrove
298:When forced to work within a strict framework, the imagination is taxed to its utmost and will produce its richest ideas. Given total freedom, the work is likely to sprawl. ~ t-s-eliot, @wisdomtrove
299:The whole terrible fight occured in the area of imagination. That is the precise location of our battlefield. It is there, that we experience our victories and defeats. ~ haruki-murakami, @wisdomtrove
300:Disneyland would be a world of Americans, past and present, seen through the eyes of my imagination&
301:I can change. I can live out of my imagination instead of my memory. I can tie myself to my limitless potential instead of my limiting past. I can become my own creator. ~ stephen-r-covey, @wisdomtrove
302:... one may say anything about the history of the world - anything that might enter the most disordered imagination. The only thing one can't say is that it's rational. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
303:It is the main earthly business of a human being to make his home, and the immediate surroundings of his home, as symbolic and significant to his own imagination as he can. ~ g-k-chesterton, @wisdomtrove
304:There was an iciness, a sinking, a sickening of the heart - an unredeemed dreariness of thought which no goading of the imagination could torture into aught of the sublime ~ edgar-allan-poe, @wisdomtrove
305:We differ, blind and seeing, one from another, not in our senses, but in the use we make of them, in the imagination and courage with which we seek wisdom beyond all senses. ~ hellen-keller, @wisdomtrove
306:I have fallen in love with the imagination. And if you fall in love with the imagination, you understand that it is a free spirit. It will go anywhere, and it can do anything. ~ alice-walker, @wisdomtrove
307:Those who start in business with too little money are more likely to succeed than those who start with too much. Energy and imagination are the springboards to wealth creation. ~ brian-tracy, @wisdomtrove
308:Without effort and change, human life cannot remain good. It is not a finished Utopia that we ought to desire, but a world where imagination and hope are alive and active. ~ bertrand-russell, @wisdomtrove
309:People who love only once in their lives are shallow people. What they call their loyalty, and their fidelity, I call either the lethargy of custom or their lack of imagination. ~ oscar-wilde, @wisdomtrove
310:He is not affected by the reality of distress touching his heart, but by the showy resemblance of it striking his imagination. He pities the plumage, but forgets the dying bird. ~ thomas-paine, @wisdomtrove
311:A man said to me, "You talk to your dead guru?" And I said, "Yeah." He said, "That's in your imagination." And I said, "Yeah!" Because my guru is in my imagination anywhere. Anywhere. ~ ram-das, @wisdomtrove
312:That youthful fervor, which is sometimes called enthusiasm, but which is a heat of imagination subsequently discovered to be inconsistent with the experience of actual life. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
313:Imagination magnifies small objects with fantastic exaggeration until they fill our soul, and with bold insolence cuts down great things to its own size, as when speaking of God. ~ blaise-pascal, @wisdomtrove
314:Love, however, is very materially assisted by a warm and active imagination: which has a long memory, and will thrive, for a considerable time, on very slight and sparing food. ~ charles-dickens, @wisdomtrove
315:Reality is not always probable, or likely. But if you're writing a story, you have to make it as plausible as you can, because if not, the reader's imagination will reject it. ~ jorge-luis-borges, @wisdomtrove
316:A practical, matter-of-fact man is like a wagon without springs: every single pebble on the road jolts him; but a man with imagination has springs that break the jar and jolt. ~ henry-ward-beecher, @wisdomtrove
317:Whenever men have looked for something solid on which to found their lives, they have chosen not the facts in which the world abounds, but the myths of an immemorial imagination. ~ joseph-campbell, @wisdomtrove
318:Achieving the impossible requires that you outwit your voice of reason and access the whimsical part of your nature that inherently delights in the possibilities of the imagination. ~ caroline-myss, @wisdomtrove
319:In your own bosom you bear your heaven and earth, And all you behold, though it appears without, It is within, in your imagination, Of which this world of mortality is but a shadow. ~ william-blake, @wisdomtrove
320:Imagination, n. A warehouse of facts, with poet and liar in joint ownership. Ambrose Bierce ~ ambrose-bierce, @wisdomtrove
321:Man is a being born to believe. And if no church comes forward with its title-deeds of truth to guide him, he will find altars and idols in his own heart and his own imagination. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
322:Whatever is presented to him must be made beautiful and clear, striking his imagination. Once this love has been kindled, all problems confronting the educationist will disappear. ~ maria-montessori, @wisdomtrove
323:That'’s a way to increase the realism to the reader, if you want to get technical - you leave it [character] vague and you let the reader fill in the blanks with their imagination. ~ nicholas-sparks, @wisdomtrove
324:The imagination enlarges little objects so as to fill our souls with a fantastic estimate; and, with rash insolence, it belittles the great to its own measure, as when talking of God. ~ blaise-pascal, @wisdomtrove
325:Among many parallels which men of imagination have drawn between the natural and moral state of the world, it has been observed that happiness as well as virtue consists in mediocrity. ~ samuel-johnson, @wisdomtrove
326:Bad people are, from the point of view of art, fascinating studies. They represent colour, variety and strangeness. Good people exasperate one's reason; bad people stir one's imagination. ~ oscar-wilde, @wisdomtrove
327:Every child is born blessed with a vivid imagination. But just as a muscle grows flabby with disuse, so the bright imagination of a child pales in later years if he ceases to exercise it. ~ walt-disney, @wisdomtrove
328:First comes thought, then organization of that thought into ideas and plans; then transformation of those plans into reality. The beginning, as you will observe, is in your imagination. ~ napoleon-hill, @wisdomtrove
329:For me, reason is the natural organ of truth; but imagination is the organ of meaning. Imagination, producing new metaphors or revivifying old, is not the cause of truth, but its condition. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
330:The Hobbits are just rustic English people, made small in size because it reflects the generally small reach of their imagination - not the small reach of their courage or latent power. ~ j-r-r-tolkien, @wisdomtrove
331:Let go of all ideas and images in your mind, they come and go and aren’t even generated by you. So why pay so much attention to your imagination when reality is for the realizing right now? ~ adyashanti, @wisdomtrove
332:Solidity, caution, integrity, efficiency. Lack of imagination, hypocrisy. These qualities characterize the middle classes in everycountry, but in England they are national characteristics. ~ e-m-forster, @wisdomtrove
333:Achieving the impossible requires that you outwit your voice of reason and access the whimsical part of your nature that inherently delights in the possibilities of the imagination. ~ norman-vincent-peale, @wisdomtrove
334:Put the world's greatest philosopher on a plank that is wider than need be; if there is a precipe below, although his reason may convince him that he is safe, his imagination will prevail. ~ blaise-pascal, @wisdomtrove
335:Your imagination is more real that then the world you see, because the world you see comes from what you imagine and believe! What you believe and feel to be true is what will be your life. ~ rhonda-byrne, @wisdomtrove
336:I just gave them a little scare. A touch of psychological terror. As Joseph Conrad once wrote, true terror is the kind that men feel towards their imagination. (from Super-frog Saves Tokyo) ~ haruki-murakami, @wisdomtrove
337:The highest exercise of imagination is not to devise what has no existence, but rather to perceive what really exists, though unseen by the outward eye-not creation, but insight. ~ henry-wadsworth-longfellow, @wisdomtrove
338:You have projected onto yourself a world of your own imagination, based on memories, on desires and fears, and that you have imprisoned yourself in it. Break the spell and be free. ~ sri-nisargadatta-maharaj, @wisdomtrove
339:The heart of Christianity is a myth which is also a fact. The old myth of the Dying God, without ceasing to be a myth, comes down from the heaven of legend and imagination to the earth of history. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
340:What an enormous magnifier is tradition! How a thing grows in the human memory and in the human imagination, when love, worship, and all that lies in the human heart, is there to encourage it ~ thomas-carlyle, @wisdomtrove
341:Who dispenses reputation? Who makes us respect and revere persons, works, laws, the great? Who but this faculty of imagination? All the riches of the earth are inadequate without its approval. ~ blaise-pascal, @wisdomtrove
342:Once you know with absolute certainty that nothing can trouble you but your own imagination, you come to disregard your desires and fears, concepts and ideas and live by truth alone. ~ sri-nisargadatta-maharaj, @wisdomtrove
343:Genre fiction was looked at as a ghetto, but I wonder now if realist fiction, sealing itself off in the glum suburbs of a dysfunctional society, denying the use of imagination, was the ghetto. ~ ursula-k-le-guin, @wisdomtrove
344:Imagination builds the image of the self, and thought then functions within its shadows. From this self-concept grows the conflict between what is and what should be, the conflict in duality. ~ jiddu-krishnamurti, @wisdomtrove
345:I think my weakness as a writer is a limited imagination, and I think my strength is a talent for reflecting the world, or sort of curating things out of the world and putting them into books. ~ elizabeth-gilbert, @wisdomtrove
347:... a distinction must be made between true and false ideas, and that too much rein must not be given to a man's imagination under pretext of its being a clear and distinct intellection. ~ gottfried-wilhelm-leibniz, @wisdomtrove
348:How would Larry King or handle it?  A TV documentary.  A tabloid journalist?  A Hollywood movie director?  What are the fascinating aspects?  The parts that grab people's curiosity and imagination.  ~ oprah-winfrey, @wisdomtrove
349:I'm awaiting a lover. I have to be rent and pulled apart and live according to the demons and the imagination in me. I'm restless. Things are calling me away. My hair is being pulled by the stars again. ~ anais-nin, @wisdomtrove
350:We are so obsessed with doing that we have no time and no imagination left for being. As a result, men are valued not for what they are but for what they do or what they have - for their usefulness. ~ thomas-merton, @wisdomtrove
351:How sad it is when a luxurious imagination is obliged in self defense to deaden its delicacy in vulgarity, and riot in things attainable that it may not have leisure to go mad after things that are not. ~ john-keats, @wisdomtrove
352:It's always a challenge bringing a great story classic to the screen. Giving visual form to the characters and places that have only existed in the imagination. But it's the kind of challenge we enjoy. ~ walt-disney, @wisdomtrove
353:But intolerant,narrow minds with no imagination are like parasites that transform the host,change form,and continue to thrive. They're a lost cause, and I don't want anyone like that coming in here. ~ haruki-murakami, @wisdomtrove
354:Over the years I have discovered that ideas come through an intense desire for them; continually desiring, the mind becomes a watchtower on the lookout for incidents that may excite the imagination. ~ charlie-chaplan, @wisdomtrove
355:I don't know what it means to manage the human imagination, but I do know that imagination is the main source of value in the new economy. And I know we'd better figure out the answer to my question-quick. ~ tom-peters, @wisdomtrove
356:Reverie is the groundwork of creative imagination; it is the privilege of the artist that with him it is not as with other men an escape from reality, but the means by which he accedes to it. ~ william-somerset-maugham, @wisdomtrove
357:A lot of suffering is just getting rid of dross in yourself, and lingering and hanging in the darkness is often - I say this against myself - a failure of imagination, to imagine the door into the light. ~ john-odonohue, @wisdomtrove
358:Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand. ~ albert-einstein, @wisdomtrove
359:Q: Surely, perception is not imagination!  M: What else? Perception is recognition, is it not? Something entirely unfamiliar can be sensed, but cannot be perceived. Perception involves memory. ~ sri-nisargadatta-maharaj, @wisdomtrove
360:Creativity is an attempt to resolve a conflict generated by unexpressed biological impulses, such that unfulfilled desires are the driving force of the imagination, and they fuel our dreams and daydreams. ~ sigmund-freud, @wisdomtrove
361:... whoever you are, not matter how lonely the world offers itself to your imagination, calls to you like the wild geese, harsh & exciting - over & over announcing your place in the family of things. ~ mary-oliver, @wisdomtrove
362:Understand first that you are not the person you believe yourself to be. What you think yourself fo be is mere suggestion or imagination. You have no parents, you were not born, nor will you die. ~ sri-nisargadatta-maharaj, @wisdomtrove
363:You create a God to your own Image, however dismal the image. Through the film of your mind you project a world and also a God to give it cause and purpose. It is all imagination -step out of it. ~ sri-nisargadatta-maharaj, @wisdomtrove
364:For a while these reveries provided an outlet for his imagination; they were a satisfactory hint of the unreality of reality, a promise that the rock of the world was founded securely on a fairy's wing. ~ f-scott-fitzgerald, @wisdomtrove
365:People may think I'm trying something new by telling stories, but they're just jokes connected to give the illusion of stories. But really, I just continue using my imagination and creating. That's what I do. ~ steven-wright, @wisdomtrove
366:We wish to find the truth, no matter where it lies. But to find the truth we need imagination and skepticism both. We will not be afraid to speculate, but we will be careful to distinguish speculation from fact. ~ carl-sagan, @wisdomtrove
367:You create the world in your imagination like a dream. As you cannot separate the dream from yourself, so you cannot have an outer world independent of yourself. You are independent, not the world. ~ sri-nisargadatta-maharaj, @wisdomtrove
368:You'll be able to gain insight and reach a conclusion only by applying the powers of mind, intellect, soul, heart, spirit, and imagination. This is what &
369:Rather than being able to have a healthy relationship with our own sexual imagination, we're driven into some dark corners by shame and embarrassment and guilt, and those dark corners breed all sorts of monsters. ~ alan-moore, @wisdomtrove
370:The truly great writer does not want to write: he wants the world to be a place in which he can live the life of the imagination. The first quivering word he puts to paper is the word of the wounded angel: pain. ~ henry-miller, @wisdomtrove
371:But how entirely I live in my imagination; how completely depend upon spurts of thought, coming as I walk, as I sit; things churning up in my mind and so making a perpetual pageant, which is to be my happiness. ~ virginia-woolf, @wisdomtrove
372:This whole universe, with all its vastness, grandeur and beauty, is nothing but sheer imagination. In spite of so many discoveries, researches and scientific knowledge, the creation remains a great unsolved riddle. ~ meher-baba, @wisdomtrove
373:I rest not from my great task! | To open the Eternal Worlds, | to open the immortal Eyes of Man | Inwards into the Worlds of Thought; | Into eternity, ever expanding | In the Bosom of God, | The Human Imagination ~ william-blake, @wisdomtrove
374:There is a way to again be in real time with the universe, but it is not through force, imagination or manipulation. It is by finding your true Self. When you do, you will not need to manipulate life, it will simply flow. ~ mooji, @wisdomtrove
375:The writer must have a good imagination to begin with, but the imagination has to be muscular, which means it must be exercised in a disciplined way, day in and day out, by writing, failing, succeeding and revising. ~ stephen-king, @wisdomtrove
376:Man, without a saving touch of woman in him, is too doltish, too naive and romantic, too easily deluded and lulled to sleep by his imagination to be anything above a cavalryman, a theologian or a corporation director. ~ h-l-mencken, @wisdomtrove
377:The more imagination the reader has ... the more he will do for himself. He will, at a mere hint from the author, flood wretched material with suggestion and never guess that he is himself chiefly making what he enjoys. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
378:You can con God and get away with it, Granny said, if you do so with charm and wit. If you live your life with imagination and verve, God will play along just to see what outrageously entertaining thing you'll do next. ~ dean-koontz, @wisdomtrove
379:By travelling across frontiers, on horseback and in the imagination, Montaigne invited us to to exchange local prejudices and the self division they induced for less constraining identities as citizens of the world. ~ alain-de-botton, @wisdomtrove
380:Narrow minds devoid of imagination. Intolerance, theories cut off from reality, empty terminology, usurped ideals, inflexible systems. Those are the things that really frighten me. What I absolutely fear and loathe. ~ haruki-murakami, @wisdomtrove
381:You never identify yourself with the shadows cast by your body, or with its reflection, or with the body you see in a dream or in your imagination. Therefore you should not identify yourself with this living body either. ~ adi-shankara, @wisdomtrove
382:Does a firm persuasion that a thing is so, make it so?" He replied, "All poets believe it does. And in ages of imagination, this firm persuasion removes mountains; but many are not capable of firm persuasion of anything. ~ william-blake, @wisdomtrove
383:Imagination is potentially infinite. Though actually we are limited to the types of experience for which we possess organs, those organs are somewhat plastic. Opportunity will change their scope and even their center. ~ george-santayana, @wisdomtrove
384:Perhaps my early problems with dyslexia made me more intuitive: when someone sends me a written proposal, rather than dwelling on detailed facts and figures I find that my imagination grasps and expands on what I read. ~ richard-branson, @wisdomtrove
385:The idea of beauty is the fundamental idea of everything. In the world we see only distortions of the fundamental idea, but art, by imagination, may lift itself to the height of this idea. Art is therefore akin to creation. ~ leo-tolstoy, @wisdomtrove
386:The reason we have poverty is that we have no imagination. There are a great many people accumulating what they think is vast wealth, but it's only money... they don't know how to enjoy it, because they have no imagination. ~ alan-watts, @wisdomtrove
387:Maybe when all was said and done, the imagination was the most powerful of all weapons. It was the imagination of the human race that had allowed it to dream of a life beyond cold caves and of a possible future in the stars. ~ dean-koontz, @wisdomtrove
388:The window is the absence of the wall, and it gives air and light because it is empty. Be empty of al mental content, of all imagination and effort, and the very absence of obstacles will cause reality to rush in. ~ sri-nisargadatta-maharaj, @wisdomtrove
389:What happens after death is so unspeakably glorious that our imagination and our feelings do not suffice to form even an approximate conception of it. The dissolution of our time-bound form in eternity brings no loss of meaning. ~ carl-jung, @wisdomtrove
390:Republicanism is not the phantom of a deluded imagination. On the contrary, laws, under no form of government, are better supported, liberty and property better secured, or happiness more effectually dispensed to mankind. ~ george-washington, @wisdomtrove
391:The man who perceives life only with his eye, his ear, his hand, and his tongue, is but little higher than the ox or an intelligent dog; but he who has imagination sees things around and above him, as the angels see them. ~ henry-ward-beecher, @wisdomtrove
392:As high over the mountains the eagle spreads its wings, may your perspective be larger than the view from the foothills. When the way is flat and dull in times of gray endurance, may your imagination continue to evoke horizons. ~ john-odonohue, @wisdomtrove
393:As long as I continue to take myself seriously, how can I consider myself a saint? How can I consider myself a contemplative? For the self I bother about does not really exist, never will, never did except in my own imagination. ~ thomas-merton, @wisdomtrove
394:I don't like that sort of school... where the bright childish imagination is utterly discouraged... where I have never seen among the pupils, whether boys or girls, anything but little parrots and small calculating machines. ~ charles-dickens, @wisdomtrove
395:Q:  Here I am sitting in front of you. What part of it is imagination?  M:  The whole of it. Even space and time are imagined.  Q:  Does it mean that I don't exist?  M:  I too do not exist. All existence is imaginary. ~ sri-nisargadatta-maharaj, @wisdomtrove
396:All those who love thrillers will find in Michael Alexiades's first novel a source of great pleasure and satisfaction. It combines suspense and knowledge, experience and imagination. His grateful readers will now wait for the next. ~ elie-wiesel, @wisdomtrove
397:The world is wonderful and beautiful and good beyond one's wildest imagination. Never, never, never could one conceive what love is, beforehand, never. Life can be great-quite god-like. It can be so. God be thanked I have proved it. ~ d-h-lawrence, @wisdomtrove
398:A distinction is made between artists who work directly from nature and those who work purely from imagination. Neither if these methods should be preferred to the exclusion of the other. Often both are used in turn by the same man. ~ henri-matisse, @wisdomtrove
399:I now believe that the only way in which Americans can rise above their ordinariness, can mature sufficiently to rescue themselves and to help rescue their planet, is through enthusiastic intimacy with works of their own imagination. ~ kurt-vonnegut, @wisdomtrove
400:What seems real to the mind can be as important as any material fact. We live by the spirit and the imagination as well as by our senses. Cartoon animation can give fantasy the same reality as those things we can touch and see and hear. ~ walt-disney, @wisdomtrove
401:I feel very lucky to make a living from my imagination; I'm very grateful for that. I like that what I do is create. I'm feeling very lucky to have had the career I had. It's gone much longer and bigger than I ever thought it would be. ~ steven-wright, @wisdomtrove
402:No author can create a character out of nothing. He must have a model to give him a starting point; but then his imagination goes to work, he builds him up, adding a trait here, a trait there, which his model did not possess. ~ william-somerset-maugham, @wisdomtrove
403:none of these things exists outside the stories that people invent and tell one another. There are no gods in the universe, no nations, no money, no human rights, no laws and no justice outside the common imagination of human beings. ~ yuval-noah-harari, @wisdomtrove
404:A vile imagination, once indulged, gets the key of our minds, and can get in again very easily, whether we will or no, and can so return as to bring seven other spirits with it more wicked than itself; and what may follow no one knows. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
405:Poets do not go mad; but chess-players do. Mathematicians go mad, and cashiers; but creative artists very seldom. I am not, as will be seen, in any sense attacking logic: I only say that this danger does lie in logic, not in imagination. ~ g-k-chesterton, @wisdomtrove
406:Meditation, you know, comes by a process imagination. You go through all these processes purification of the elements - making the one melt the other, that into the next higher, that into mind, that into spirit, and then you are spirit. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
407:I desired dragons with a profound desire. Of course, I in my timid body did not wish to have them in the neighborhood. But the world that contained even the imagination of F√°fnir was richer and more beautiful, at whatever the cost of peril. ~ j-r-r-tolkien, @wisdomtrove
408:Hunger is isolating; it may not and cannot be experienced vicariously. He who never felt hunger can never know its real effects, both tangible and intangible. Hunger defies imagination; it even defies memory. Hunger is felt only in the present. ~ elie-wiesel, @wisdomtrove
409:Truth is a matter of the imagination. The soundest fact may fail or prevail in the style of its telling: like that singular organic jewel of our seas, which grows brighter as one woman wears it and, worn by another, dulls and goes to dust. ~ ursula-k-le-guin, @wisdomtrove
410:All the manifested world of things and beings are projected by imagination upon the substratum which is the Eternal All-pervading Vishnu, whose nature is Existence-Intelligence; just as the different ornaments are all made out of the same gold. ~ adi-shankara, @wisdomtrove
411:Formulate and stamp indelibly on your mind a mental picture of yourself as succeeding. Hold this picture tenaciously. Never permit it to fade. Your mind will seek to develop the picture... Do not build up obstacles in your imagination. ~ norman-vincent-peale, @wisdomtrove
412:If we are inclined to forget how much there is in the world besides that which we anticipate, then works of art are perhaps a little to blame, for in them we find at work the same process of simplification or selection as in the imagination. ~ alain-de-botton, @wisdomtrove
413:..involves the power to originate, to break away from the existing ways of looking at things, to move freely in the realm of the imagination, to create and recreate worlds fully in one's mind-while supervising all this with a critical inner eye. ~ oliver-sacks, @wisdomtrove
414:You're afraid of imagination and even more afraid of dreams. Afraid of the resposibility that begins in dreams. But you have to sleep and dreams are a part of sleep. When you're awake you can suppress imagination but you can't supress dreams. ~ haruki-murakami, @wisdomtrove
415:In the sphere of natural investigation, as in poetry and painting, the delineation of that which appeals most strongly to the imagination, derives its collective interest from the vivid truthfulness with which the individual features are portrayed. ~ david-hume, @wisdomtrove
416:The imagination of man is naturally sublime, delighted with whatever is remote and extraordinary, and running, without control, into the most distant parts of space and time in order to avoid the objects, which custom has rendered too familiar to it. ~ david-hume, @wisdomtrove
417:To go beyond reason we have to climb up the ladder of reason and go to the top of it. This will not upset reason as it is interested only in assembling the facts, whatever they might be. Reason is an ever-loyal tool; imagination an ever-failing fool. ~ barry-long, @wisdomtrove
418:Time spent with children is time well spent. Their little minds are not constrained by &
419:Nothing more powerfully excites any affection than to conceal some part of its object, by throwing it into a kind of shade, whichat the same time that it shows enough to prepossess us in favour of the object, leaves still some work for the imagination. ~ david-hume, @wisdomtrove
420:The world you perceive is made of consciousness; what you call matter is consciousness Itself. You are the space in which it moves, the time in which it lasts, the love that gives it life. Cut off imagination and attachment and what remains? ~ sri-nisargadatta-maharaj, @wisdomtrove
421:When you begin to sense that your imagination is the place where you are most divine, you feel called to clean out of your mind all the worn and shabby furniture of thought. You wish to refurbish yourself with living thought so that you can begin to see. ~ john-odonohue, @wisdomtrove
422:A sophistical rhetorician, inebriated with the exuberance of his own verbosity, and gifted with an egotistical imagination that can at all times command an interminable and inconsistent series of arguments to malign an opponent and to glorify himself. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
423:You are nothing perceivable, or imaginable. Yet, without you there can be neither perception nor imagination. You observe the heart feeling, the mind thinking, the body acting; the very act of perceiving shows that you are not what you perceive. ~ sri-nisargadatta-maharaj, @wisdomtrove
424:In reality, the disciple is not different from the Guru. He is the same dimensionless centre of perception and love in action. It is only his imagination and self-identification with the imagined, that encloses him and converts him into a person. ~ sri-nisargadatta-maharaj, @wisdomtrove
425:Clearly, some creative thinking is badly needed if humans are to have a future beyond Earth. Returning to the Moon may be worthy and attainable, but it fails to capture the public's imagination. What does get people excited is the prospect of a mission to Mars. ~ paul-davies, @wisdomtrove
426:Our highest endeavor must be to develop free human beings who are able of themselves to impart purpose and direction to their lives. The need for imagination, a sense of truth, and a feeling of responsibility—these three forces are the very nerve of education. ~ rudolf-steiner, @wisdomtrove
427:The imagination of a boy is healthy, and the mature imagination of a man is healthy; but there is a space of life between, in which the soul is in a ferment, the character undecided, the way of life uncertain, the ambition thick-sighted: thence proceeds mawkishness. ~ john-keats, @wisdomtrove
428:The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see nature all ridicule and deformity... and some scarce see nature at all. But to the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination itself. ~ william-blake, @wisdomtrove
429:We cannot predict the new forces, powers, and discoveries that will be disclosed to us when we reach the other planets and set up new laboratories in space. They are as much beyond our vision today as fire or electricity would be beyond the imagination of a fish. ~ arthur-c-carke, @wisdomtrove
430:I don't paint women, I paint pictures. . . What I am after above all is expression. If in a portrait I put eyes, a nose, a mouth, there isn't much use; on the contrary it paralyses the imagination of the spectator, and obliges us to see the person in a certain way. ~ henri-matisse, @wisdomtrove
431:I have never had much confidence in my own work, and even now when I am assured (still much to my grateful surprise) that it has value for other people, I feel diffident, reluctant as it were to expose my world of imagination to possibly contemptuous eyes and ears. ~ j-r-r-tolkien, @wisdomtrove
433:Worry is the product of feverish imagination working under the stimulus of desires... It is a necessary resultant of attachment to the past or to the anticipated future, and it always persists in some form or other until the mind is completely detached from everything. ~ meher-baba, @wisdomtrove
434:If you have not even a little imagination, you are simply a brute. So you must not lower your ideal, neither are you to lose sight of practicality. We must avoid the two extremes... . You must try to combine in your life immense idealism with immense practicality. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
435:I was the baby of the family, but I was never babied, and that allowed me to take whatever artistic temperament I had and apply learned discipline. I was taught how to work. I think that's everything. Creativity and imagination alone are not going to get you there. ~ elizabeth-gilbert, @wisdomtrove
436:I believe in intuition and inspiration. Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution. It is, strictly speaking, a real factor in scientific research. ~ albert-einstein, @wisdomtrove
437:To feel beauty is a better thing than to understand how we come to feel it. To have imagination and taste, to love the best, to be carried by the contemplation of nature to a vivid faith in the ideal, all this is more, a great deal more, than any science can hope to be. ~ george-santayana, @wisdomtrove
438:No one can say &
439:Her eye fell everywhere on lawns and plantations of the freshest green; and the trees, though not fully clothed, were in that delightful state when farther beauty is known to be at hand, and when, while much is actually given to the sight, more yet remains for the imagination. ~ jane-austen, @wisdomtrove
440:No disease of the imagination is so difficult to cure, as that which is complicated with the dread of guilt : fancy and conscience then act interchangeably upon us, and so often shift their places, that the illusions of one are not distinguished from the dictates of the other. ~ e-m-forster, @wisdomtrove
441:Fear is implanted in us as a preservative from evil but its duty, like that of other passions, is not to overbear reason, but to assist it. It should not be suffered to tyrannize in the imagination, to raise phantoms of horror, or to beset life with supernumerary distresses. ~ samuel-johnson, @wisdomtrove
442:Our spiritual life is a life in which we wait, actively present to the moment, expecting that new things will happen to us, new things that are far beyond our own imagination or prediction. This, indeed, is a very radical stance toward life in a world preoccupied with control. ~ henri-nouwen, @wisdomtrove
443:The law of attraction says there are no limits and anything is possible. Your imagination has no limits, and anything is possible for you to imagine! Isn't it interesting that the law of attraction and your imagination say the same thing? Think about it. What's it telling you? ~ rhonda-byrne, @wisdomtrove
444:Meditation is not thinking about the image of a person of the past. It is more about focusing and channelizing the power of your emotions and imagination for fulfilling a bigger dream - the dream that will bring more life, energy peace, happiness and meaning to you and the society. ~ amit-ray, @wisdomtrove
445:Greatness is a transitory experience. It is never consistent.  It depends in part upon the myth-making imagination of humankind.  The person who experiences greatness must have a feeling for the myth he or she is in.  That person  must reflect what is projected upon him or her. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
446:The worst evils of life are those which do not exist except in our imagination. If we had no troubles but real troubles, we should not have a tenth part of our present sorrows. We feel a thousand deaths in fearing one, but the (the Christian) cured of the disease of fearing. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
447:Sapiens rule the world because only they can weave an intersubjective web of meaning: a web of laws, forces, entities and places that exist purely in their common imagination. This web allows humans alone to organise crusades, socialist revolutions and human rights movements. ~ yuval-noah-harari, @wisdomtrove
448:He was a thorough good sort; a bit limited; a bit thick in the head; yes; but a thorough good sort. Whatever he took up he did in the same matter-of-fact sensible way; without a touch of imagination, without a sparkle of brilliancy, but with the inexplicable niceness of his type. ~ virginia-woolf, @wisdomtrove
449:Large numbers of strangers can cooperate successfully by believing in common myths. Any large-scale human cooperation – whether a modern state, a medieval church, an ancient city or an archaic tribe – is rooted in common myths that exist only in people’s collective imagination. ~ yuval-noah-harari, @wisdomtrove
450:The range of derivatives contracts is limited only by the imagination of man (or sometimes, so it seems, madmen). Say you want to write a contract speculating on the number of twins to be born in Nebraska in 2020. No problem-at a price, you will easily find an obliging counterparty. ~ warren-buffet, @wisdomtrove
451:We were promised sufferings. They were part of the program. We were even told, &
452:If you paint the leaf on a tree without using a model, your imagination will only supply you with a few leaves; but Nature offers you millions, all on the same tree. No two leaves are exactly the same. The artist who paints only what is in his mind must very soon repeat himself. ~ pierre-auguste-renoir, @wisdomtrove
453:Here is the world of imagination, hopes, and dreams. In this timeless land of enchantment, the age of chivalry, magic and make-believe are reborn - and fairy tales come true. Fantasyland is dedicated to the young-in-heart, to those who that when you wish upon a star, your dreams come true. ~ walt-disney, @wisdomtrove
454:Where the imagination is alive, wonder is completely alive. When the imagination is alive, possibility is awake because imagination is the great friend of possibility. Possibilities are always more interesting than facts. We should not frown on facts, but our world is congested with them. ~ john-odonohue, @wisdomtrove
455:We are not perfectly free until we live in pure hope. For when our hope is pure, it no longer trusts exclusively in human and visible means, nor rests in any visible end. He who hopes in God trusts God, Whom he never sees, to bring him to the possession of things that are beyond imagination. ~ thomas-merton, @wisdomtrove
456:We are all tattooed in our cradles with the beliefs of our tribe; the record may seem superficial, but it is indelible. You cannot educate a man wholly out of the superstitious fears which were early implanted in his imagination; no matter how utterly his reason may reject them... ~ oliver-wendell-holmes-sr, @wisdomtrove
457:Cowardice, as distinguished from panic, is almost always simply a lack of ability to suspend the functioning of the imagination. Learning to suspend your imagination and live completely in the very second of the present with no before and no after is the greatest gift a soldier can acquire. ~ ernest-hemingway, @wisdomtrove
458:I'm sometimes asked how I would like to be remembered. I've had a diverse career as a writer, underwater explorer, space promoter and science populariser. Of all these, I want to be remembered most as a writer - one who entertained readers, and, hopefully, stretched their imagination as well. ~ arthur-c-carke, @wisdomtrove
459:Do they see the lethal insanity of a race to the brink of oblivion, and then over the edge? Apparently not. If they did, surely they wouldn't be racing to begin with. Or is it a simple failure of imagination? One doesn't like to think such a rudimentary failing could bring about the end, yet... ~ stephen-king, @wisdomtrove
460:A writer need not devour a whole sheep in order to know what mutton tastes like, but he must at least eat a chop. Unless he gets his facts right, his imagination will lead him into all kinds of nonsense, and the facts he is most likely to get right are the facts of his own experience. ~ william-somerset-maugham, @wisdomtrove
461:Fairy tales do not give the child his first idea of bogey. What fairy tales give the child is his first clear idea of the possible defeat of bogey. The baby has known the dragon intimately ever since he had an imagination. What the fairy tale provides for him is a St. George to kill the dragon. ~ g-k-chesterton, @wisdomtrove
462:Imagination has the creative task of making symbols, joining things together in such a way that they throw new light on each other and on everything around them. The imagination is a discovering faculty, a faculty for seeing relationships, for seeing meanings that are special and even quite new. ~ thomas-merton, @wisdomtrove
463:What I'd show you is much more bizarre than anything we have looked at so far, and I warn you in advance that the first impulse will be to laugh. That's all right. Laugh if you must. Just don't take your eye off what you see, for even in your imagination, here is a creature who can do you damage. ~ stephen-king, @wisdomtrove
464:With any hallucinations, if you can do functional brain imagery while they're going on, you will find that the parts of the brain usually involved in seeing or hearing - in perception - have become super active by themselves. And this is an autonomous activity; this does not happen with imagination. ~ oliver-sacks, @wisdomtrove
465:It is singular how soon we lose the impression of what ceases to be constantly before us. A year impairs, a luster obliterates. There is little distinct left without an effort of memory, then indeed the lights are rekindled for a moment - but who can be sure that the Imagination is not the torch-bearer? ~ lord-byron, @wisdomtrove
466:Let us fix our attention out of ourselves as much as possible; let us chase our imagination to the heavens, or to the utmost limits of the universe; we never really advance a step beyond ourselves, nor can conceive any kind of existence, but those perceptions, which have appeared in that narrow compass. ~ david-hume, @wisdomtrove
467:The logic of worldly success rests on a fallacy: the strange error that our perfection depends on the thoughts and opinions and applause of other men! A weird life it is, indeed, to be living always in somebody else's imagination, as if that were the only place in which one could at last become real! ~ thomas-merton, @wisdomtrove
468:When I was a kid I believed everything I was told, everything I read, and every dispatch sent out by my own overheated imagination. This made for more than a few sleepless nights, but it also filled the world I lived in with colors and textures I would not have traded for a lifetime of restful nights. ~ stephen-king, @wisdomtrove
469:As the imagination is set to look into the invisible and immaterial, it seems to attract something of their vitality; and though it can give nothing to the body to redeem it from years, it can give to the soul that freshness of youth in old age which is even more beautiful than youth in the young. ~ henry-ward-beecher, @wisdomtrove
470:I believe that maturity is not an outgrowing, but a growing up: that an adult is not a dead child, but a child who survived. I believe that all the best faculties of a mature human being exist in the child. . . that one of the most deeply human, and humane, of these faculties is the power of imagination. ~ ursula-k-le-guin, @wisdomtrove
471:With a single stroke we are freed from bondage; nothing clings to us and we hold to nothing. All is empty, clear, self-illuminating, with no exertion of the mind’s power. Here thought, feeling, knowledge, and imagination are of no value. In this world of Suchness there is neither self nor other-than-self. ~ jianzhi-sengcan, @wisdomtrove
472:Would your reply possibly be this? Well, it all depends on what my tax rate will be on the gain you're saying we're going to make. If the taxes are too high, I would rather leave the money in my savings account, earning a quarter of 1 percent. Only in Grover Norquist's imagination does such a response exist. ~ warren-buffet, @wisdomtrove
473:Speak of the appetite for drink; or of a bon-vivant's relish for dinner! What are these mere animal throes and ragings compared with those fantasies of taste, of those yearning of the imagination, of those insatiable appetites of intellect, which bewilder a student in a great bookseller's temptation-hall. ~ henry-ward-beecher, @wisdomtrove
474:I believe art is utterly important. It is one of the things that could save us. We don't have to rely totally on experience if we can do things in our imagination... . It's the only way in which you can live more lives than your own. You can escape your own time, your own sensibility, your own narrowness of vision. ~ mary-oliver, @wisdomtrove
475:Imagination in a poet is a faculty so wild and lawless that, like a high ranging spaniel, it must have clogs tied to it, lest it outrun the judgment. The great easiness of blank verse renders the poet too luxuriant. He is tempted to say many things which might better be omitted, or, at least shut up in fewer words. ~ john-dryden, @wisdomtrove
476:There's really no secret about our approach. We keep moving forward - opening up new doors and doing new things - because we're curious. And curiosity keeps leading us down new paths. We're always exploring and experimenting. We call it Imagineering - the blending of creative and imagination with technical know-how. ~ walt-disney, @wisdomtrove
477:The meditation I am talking about is not a meditation on something. If you light a lamp and remove all the objects surrounding it, the lamp will still go on giving light. In the same way, if you remove all objects from your consciousness, all thoughts, all imagination, what will happen? – only consciousness will remain. ~ rajneesh, @wisdomtrove
478:When your tongue is silent, you can rest in the silence of the forest. When your imagination is silent, the forest speaks to you. It tells you of its unreality and of the Reality of God. But when your mind is silent, then the forest suddenly becomes magnificently real and blazes transparently with the Reality of God. ~ thomas-merton, @wisdomtrove
479:The more you observe life in relation to yourself the more you will see the fact that you are hardly ever correct when you think about something in the future. The future exists only in imagination; and that is why, no matter how hard you try to imagine it, you will not be able to predict the future with total certainty. ~ barry-long, @wisdomtrove
480:It is the divine attribute of the imagination, that it is irrepressible, unconfinable; that when the real world is shut out, it can create a world for itself, and with a necromantic power can conjure up glorious shapes and forms, and brilliant visions to make solitude populous, and irradiate the gloom of a dungeon. ~ washington-irving, @wisdomtrove
481:No, I don’t wish I knew Heaven was like the picture in my Great Divorce, because, if we knew that, we should know it was no better. The good things even of this world are far too good ever to be reached by imagination. Even the common orange, you know: no one could have imagined it before he tasted it. How much less Heaven. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
482:I am certain I have not a right feeling towards women - at this moment I am striving to be just to them, but I cannot. Is it because they fall so far beneath my boyish imagination? When I was a schoolboy I thought a fair woman a pure Goddess; my mind was a soft nest in which some one of them slept, though she knew it not. ~ john-keats, @wisdomtrove
483:The winter solstice has always been special to me as a barren darkness that gives birth to a verdant future beyond imagination, a time of pain and withdrawal that produces something joyfully inconceivable, like a monarch butterfly masterfully extracting itself from the confines of its cocoon, bursting forth into unexpected glory. ~ gary-zukav, @wisdomtrove
484:The human imagination may be the most elastic thing in the universe, stretching to encompass the millions of dreams that in centuries of relectless struggle built modern civilization, to entertain the endless doubts that hamper every human enterprise, and to conceive the vast menagerie of boogeymen that trouble every human heart. ~ dean-koontz, @wisdomtrove
485:They seemed nearer, not only mentally, but physically when they read ... Their chance was to make everything fine and finished and rich and imaginative; they must bend tiny golden tentacles from his imagination to hers, that would take the place of the great, deep love that was never so near, yet never so much of a dream. ~ f-scott-fitzgerald, @wisdomtrove
486:The chief distinction in the intellectual powers of the two sexes is shown by mans attaining to a higher eminence, in whatever he takes up, than the woman. Whether deep thought, reason, or imagination or merely the use of the senses and hands... ..We may also infer... ..The average mental power in man must be above that of woman. ~ charles-darwin, @wisdomtrove
487:Each night he added to the pattern of his fancies until drowsiness closed down upon some vivid scene with an oblivious embrace. For awhile these reveries provided an outlet for his imagination; they were a satisfactory hint of the unreality of reality, a promise that the rock of the world was founded securely on a fairy's wing. ~ f-scott-fitzgerald, @wisdomtrove
488:When we dream lucidly, we can influence what happens in our dream. We don't suddenly find ourselves in complete control of everything that occurs because then we wouldn't be dreaming at all; we'd be having a waking fantasy. A dream is the creation of our unconscious imagination, but we can shape what happens with our conscious intentions. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
489:Yet magic is no more than the art of employing consciously invisible means to produce visible effects. Will, love and imagination are magic powers that everyone possesses; and whoever knows how to develop them to their fullest extent is a magician. Magic has but one dogma, namely, that the seen is the measure of the unseen. ~ william-somerset-maugham, @wisdomtrove
490:Total experiences, of which there are many kinds, tend again and again to be apprehended only as revivals or translations of the religious imagination. To try to make a fresh way of talking at the most serious, ardent, and enthusiastic level, heading off the religious encapsulation, is one of the primary intellectual tasks of future thought. ~ susan-sontag, @wisdomtrove
491:Girls like you are responsible for all the tiresome colorless marriages; all those ghastly inefficiencies that pass as feminine qualities. What a blow it must be when a man with imagination marries the beautiful bundle of clothes that he's been building ideals around, and finds that she's just a weak, whining, cowardly mass of affectations! ~ f-scott-fitzgerald, @wisdomtrove
492:A woman journalist in England asked me why Americans usually wrote about their childhood and a past that happened only in imagination, why they never wrote about the present. This bothered me until I realized why - that a novelist wants to know how it comes out, that he can't be omnipotent writing a book about the present, particularly this one. ~ john-steinbeck, @wisdomtrove
493:To reach only for that which pleasantly enchants you is the least of imagination, if even imagination at all, by the obvious reality of remaining within your means. The greater of imagination is parallel to risk. It extends beyond your comfort zone or haven, or sense of beauty, or what you personally believe suits you in exploration of what may not. ~ criss-jami, @wisdomtrove
494:Our imagination so magnifies this present existence, by the power of continual reflection on it, and so attenuates eternity, by not thinking of it at all, that we reduce an eternity to nothingness, and expand a mere nothing to an eternity; and this habit is so inveterately rooted in us that all the force of reason cannot induce us to lay it aside. ~ blaise-pascal, @wisdomtrove
495:In the dreaming state, I believe that I'm my dream persona. In the waking state, I believe that I'm my waking persona, and I see my dream persona as a figment of my individual imagination. In the deep awake state, I realize that I'm the presence of awareness, and I see my waking persona as an expression of the primal imagination, which is one with all. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
496:In the dreaming state, I believe that I'm my dream persona. In the waking state, I believe that I'm my waking persona, and I see my dream persona as a figment of my individual imagination. In the deep awake state, I realize that I'm the presence of awareness, and I see my waking persona as an expression of the primal imagination, which is one with all.  ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
497:Reincarnation implies a reincarnating self. There is no such thing. The bundle of memories and hopes, called the &
498:Sentences are not different enough to hold the attention unless they are dramatic. No ingenuity of varying structure will do. All that can save them is the speaking tone of voice somehow entangled in the words and fastened to the page for the ear of the imagination. That is all that can save poetry from sing-song, all that can save prose from itself. ~ robert-frost, @wisdomtrove
499:The dwarves of course are quite obviously, couldn't you say that in many ways they remind you of the Jews? Their words are Semitic obviously, constructed to be Semitic. Hobbits are just rustic English people, made small in size because it reflects (in general) the small reach of their imagination - not the small reach of their courage or latent power. ~ j-r-r-tolkien, @wisdomtrove
500:If you sit down and just keep quiet... you are in the state of Self-Awareness. ..keeping quiet means being without any techniques, effort or intention to meditate... not following the thought stream... not pursuing the senses, no imagination... s uch an intense Self-focusing comes without any effort... then, by itself... out of nowhere, wisdom and insights come. ~ mooji, @wisdomtrove

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1:Memory feeds imagination. ~ Amy Tan,
2:Imagination is real. ~ Pablo Picasso,
3:imagination; it is a ~ Kevin Horsley,
4:Expand your Imagination. ~ Jeff Hardy,
5:Imagination is a killer. ~ Tim O Brien,
6:Imagination is an old soul. ~ Richard Bach,
7:Man lives by imagination. ~ Havelock Ellis,
8:The imagination is a cynic. ~ Richard Hugo,
9:Imagination is everything ~ Albert Einstein,
10:Imagination is my best friend. ~ Neil Young,
11:My imagination needs therapy. ~ Jim Butcher,
12:Never abandon imagination ~ Tony DiTerlizzi,
13:You people have no imagination! ~ C S Lewis,
14:"Imagination transcends pain." ~ Frida Kahlo,
15:Judgment hinders imagination. ~ Roger Fisher,
16:My imagination needs therapy". ~ Jim Butcher,
17:Wit is the flower of the imagination. ~ Livy,
18:Capability means imagination. ~ Napoleon Hill,
19:Imagination creates reality. ~ Richard Wagner,
20:Imagination is everything. ~ Albert Einstein,
21:Imagination rules the earth ~ Albert Einstein,
22:Poetry = Anger x Imagination ~ Sherman Alexie,
23:The price of imagination is pain. ~ Matt Haig,
24:Compassion takes imagination. ~ Jennifer Beals,
25:Hate is a lack of imagination. ~ Graham Greene,
26:Imagination demands an image. ~ G K Chesterton,
27:Worry is a waste of imagination. ~ Walt Disney,
28:Imagination decides everything. ~ Blaise Pascal,
29:Imagination is a form of seeing ~ Philip Pullman,
30:Imagination, which in truth ~ William Wordsworth,
31:It’s funny about imagination, how it ~ Ivan Doig,
32:Love is based on imagination. ~ Olivier Martinez,
33:My imagination creates my reality. ~ Walt Disney,
34:Art degraded, Imagination denied. ~ William Blake,
35:Imagination rules the world. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte,
36:Memory is imagination pinned down. ~ Mason Cooley,
37:The power of imagination is infinite. ~ John Muir,
38:Women alone stir my imagination. ~ Virginia Woolf,
39:You are the imagination of yourself. ~ Bill Hicks,
40:God and the imagination are one. ~ Wallace Stevens,
41:Imagination encircles the world. ~ Albert Einstein,
42:Imagination is what designs your life. ~ Anonymous,
43:Man - a figment of God's imagination. ~ Mark Twain,
44:My empire is of the imagination. ~ H Rider Haggard,
45:What year is it in your imagination? ~ Lynda Barry,
46:I have a very vivid imagination. ~ Janice Dickinson,
47:Imagination governs the world. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte,
48:Imagination governs the world. ~ Napol on Bonaparte,
49:Imagination grows by exercise. ~ W Somerset Maugham,
50:Imagination is the beginning of reality. ~ Jim Rohn,
51:Some moments are beyond imagination. ~ Stephen King,
52:This is a place of true imagination. ~ Rene Denfeld,
53:Usually I say I have no imagination. ~ Jose Padilha,
54:Worry is a misuse of the imagination ~ Marcus Sakey,
55:Christ, what an imagination I've got! ~ John Brunner,
56:Embrace reality by imagination. ~ Austin Osman Spare,
57:Imagination is a powerful deceiver. ~ Elvis Costello,
58:Imagination is the eye of the soul. ~ Joseph Joubert,
59:It's just a figment of the imagination. ~ Jacob Zuma,
60:My imagination is a burden sometimes. ~ Jill Kargman,
61:Romantics deified the imagination; ~ Nancy R Pearcey,
62:With imagination, I'll get there. ~ Harry Connick Jr,
63:All i have in my life is my imagination ~ Woody Allen,
64:Don't be a martyr to your imagination. ~ Sheridan Hay,
65:Imagination is the air of mind. ~ Philip James Bailey,
66:Imagination is the mad boarder. ~ Nicolas Malebranche,
67:Imagination makes all the difference. ~ Emilie Barnes,
68:limited. Imagination encircles the world. ~ Anonymous,
69:people can die of mere imagination ~ Geoffrey Chaucer,
70:The imagination never dies. ~ Edmund Clarence Stedman,
71:The root of all fear is imagination. ~ Atsushi Ohkubo,
72:Writing is painting for the imagination! ~ Beem Weeks,
73:Your imagination can create a reality ~ James Cameron,
74:a lady’s imagination is very rapid ~ Victoria Connelly,
75:Doors are for people with no imagination ~ Derek Landy,
76:Imagination can take you Places....READ ~ Brandon Mull,
77:Imagination is a sort of faint perception. ~ Aristotle,
78:Imagination is better than knowledge. ~ Robert Fulghum,
79:Imagination is something you do alone. ~ Steve Wozniak,
80:Imagination is the voice of the daring. ~ Henry Miller,
81:Mine is not an autonomous imagination. ~ Jay McInerney,
82:My imagination is something of a badass. ~ D C Pierson,
83:People can die of mere imagination. ~ Geoffrey Chaucer,
84:Politics is the enemy of the imagination. ~ Ian Mcewan,
85:Reality leaves a lot to the imagination. ~ John Lennon,
86:Sympathy is the child of imagination ~ Clarence Darrow,
87:the author’s imagination and are ~ Denise Grover Swank,
88:Does imagination or joy come with limits? ~ Janny Wurts,
89:Doors are for people with no imagination. ~ Derek Landy,
90:imagination is a licensed trespasser: it ~ George Eliot,
91:Imagination is the other end of Reality. ~ Hari Kumar K,
92:Imagination is the other end of Reality. ~ K Hari Kumar,
93:Imagination labors best in distant fields. ~ Mark Twain,
94:Nature has no outline. Imagination has. ~ William Blake,
95:Reason is nothing without imagination. ~ Rene Descartes,
96:The power of imagination makes us infinite. ~ John Muir,
97:Worry is a misuse of your imagination. ~ Chris Hardwick,
98:An idea is salvation by imagination ~ Frank Lloyd Wright,
99:Faith is spiritualized imagination. ~ Henry Ward Beecher,
100:Imagination grows in the lonliest of soils ~ Delia Owens,
101:Imagination is greater than knowledge. ~ Albert Einstein,
102:Imagination is the mightiest despot. ~ Berthold Auerbach,
103:Imagination, like reality, has its limits. ~ Tim O Brien,
104:Imagination shrinks from the consequences. ~ Jude Morgan,
105:Love is a cloth which imagination embroiders. ~ Voltaire,
106:Memory belongs to the imagination. ~ Alain Robbe Grillet,
107:The man with no imagination has no wings. ~ Muhammad Ali,
108:The sick are victims of their own imagination. ~ Pol Pot,
109:Truth is a matter of the imagination. ~ Ursula K Le Guin,
110:You are beyond my imagination, Grace Astor. ~ Louise Bay,
111:A little imagination goes a long way in Fes. ~ Tahir Shah,
112:An idea is salvation by imagination. ~ Frank Lloyd Wright,
113:I believe in the goodness of imagination. ~ Sue Monk Kidd,
114:Imagination creates some big monsters. ~ Olivier Martinez,
115:Imagination is intelligence having fun. ~ Albert Einstein,
116:Imagination is more important than knowledge. ~ Confucius,
117:I think your imagination is your reality ~ Diana Vreeland,
118:I've always had an active imagination. ~ Rickie Lee Jones,
119:I've always had an involved imagination. ~ Lupita Nyong o,
120:Life has more imagination than we do. ~ Francois Truffaut,
121:Life has more imagination than we do. ~ Fran ois Truffaut,
122:Most people have a very limited imagination. ~ A G Riddle,
123:Rigor is not a substitute for imagination. ~ Gary A Klein,
124:Such tricks hath strong imagination ~ William Shakespeare,
125:The man who has no imagination,has no wing ~ Muhammad Ali,
126:there is no reasoning with imagination. ~ Maria Edgeworth,
127:Windows are for people with no imagination. ~ Derek Landy,
128:Imagination is an abuse of power. ~ Johannes Grenzfurthner,
129:Imagination is the will of things. . . . ~ Wallace Stevens,
130:Imagination means nothing without doing. ~ Charlie Chaplin,
131:rhetoric is will doing the work of imagination ~ W B Yeats,
132:The future exists only in our imagination ~ Dawna Markova,
133:The Orkney imagination is haunted by time. ~ George MacKay,
134:Why should the imagination of a man ~ William Butler Yeats,
135:Art is ruled uniquely by the imagination. ~ Benedetto Croce,
136:In imagination, there's no limitation. ~ Mark Victor Hansen,
137:My guru is in my imagination anywhere. Anywhere. ~ Ram Dass,
138:Reality can be beaten with enough imagination. ~ Mark Twain,
139:Reality can really tax your imagination. ~ Brooke Gladstone,
140:Sometimes even the imagination lets one down. ~ Mary Balogh,
141:The man who has no imagination has no wings. ~ Muhammad Ali,
142:the truth is a matter of the imagination ~ Ursula K Le Guin,
143:Work up imagination to the state of vision. ~ William Blake,
144:A book is a device to ignite the imagination. ~ Alan Bennett,
145:Drawing is exercise for a restless imagination. ~ Tim Burton,
146:I had a pretty sexual imagination for a kid. ~ Janet Jackson,
147:I'll not punish you for having an imagination. ~ Betty Smith,
148:Imagination creates its own possibilities. ~ Mark Rubinstein,
149:Imagination is seeing with the eye of God. ~ Neville Goddard,
150:Imagination is the highest kite one can fly. ~ Lauren Bacall,
151:Imagination is the true magic carpet. ~ Norman Vincent Peale,
152:…imagination without energy remains inert... ~ Richard Russo,
153:Our imagination is dictated by who we are. (198) ~ Dai Sijie,
154:The chief imagination of Christendom, ~ William Butler Yeats,
155:The most erotic zone is the imagination. ~ Vivienne Westwood,
156:We suffer more often in imagination than in reality ~ Seneca,
157:All weakness, all bondage is imagination. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
158:I could live almost completely in imagination. ~ Louise Gl ck,
159:I resent the limitations of my own imagination. ~ Walt Disney,
160:Microsoft is a company that manages imagination. ~ Bill Gates,
161:My imagination is a monastery and I am its monk. ~ John Keats,
162:My imagination is a monastery, and I am its monk ~ John Keats,
163:Reality is for people that lack imagination. ~ Hayao Miyazaki,
164:The imagination is man's power over nature. ~ Wallace Stevens,
165:The source of genius is imagination alone. ~ Eugene Delacroix,
166:The wind is the moon's imagination wandering. ~ Saul Williams,
167:True intelligence requires fabulous imagination. ~ Ian Mcewan,
168:We live in condensations of our imagination ~ Terence McKenna,
169:we suffer more often in imagination than in reality. ~ Seneca,
170:Your strength is beyond your own imagination. ~ Bryant McGill,
171:An artist’s imagination is his greatest tool ~ Michael Jackson,
172:Having a vivid imagination is a terrible curse. ~ Rick Riordan,
173:I have too much imagination to be a housewife ~ Marilyn Monroe,
174:Imagination is more important than knowledge ~ Albert Einstein,
175:Imagination is more powerful than knowledge. ~ Albert Einstein,
176:Imagination is the greatest nation in the world! ~ Bob Proctor,
177:Imagination is the highest form of research. ~ Albert Einstein,
178:In the world of imagination, all things belong. ~ Richard Hugo,
179:Justice is to be found only in the imagination. ~ Alfred Nobel,
180:My imagination is my polestar; I steer by that. ~ Clive Barker,
181:The imagination is always the best torturer. ~ Bryce Courtenay,
182:The moment there is imagination there is myth ~ Camille Paglia,
183:Without imagination, nothing is dangerous. ~ Georgette Leblanc,
184:Your imagination dictates your destination. ~ Stephen Richards,
185:Your imagination is an extremely powerful tool. ~ Rhonda Byrne,
186:Armenians have more imagination than Mohammedans. ~ Kurban Said,
187:Courage is the ability to suspend the imagination. ~ Tim Dorsey,
188:Don't let your imagination take you by surprise. ~ Jimi Hendrix,
189:Fantasy mirrors desire. Imagination reshapes it. ~ Mason Cooley,
190:Imagination and reality have little in common ~ Emmanuelle Riva,
191:Imagination is a good servant, and a bad master. ~ Stephen King,
192:Imagination is more important than knowledge. ~ Albert Einstein,
193:Imagination is more important than knowledge. ~ Walter Isaacson,
194:Imagination is the beginning of creation. ~ George Bernard Shaw,
195:Imagination, not intelligence, made us human. ~ Terry Pratchett,
196:I'm capable of anything, my imagination can give me wings ~ Nas,
197:Indulge your imagination in every possible flight ~ Jane Austen,
198:Life, he thought, is a blatant act of imagination ~ Jess Walter,
199:Live out of your imagination, not your history. ~ Stephen Covey,
200:Love the battle between chaos and imagination. ~ Robert Fulghum,
201:Nature's imagination far surpasses our own. ~ Richard P Feynman,
202:The only limit to innovation is our own imagination ~ Anonymous,
203:Imagination at wit's end spreads its sad wings. ~ Samuel Beckett,
204:Imagination is a very high sort of seeing. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
205:Imagination is more important than knowledge. ~ Albert Einstein,
206:Imagination is more valuable than information. ~ Albert Einstein,
207:Imagination is the life force of the genius code. ~ Sean Patrick,
208:Indulge your imagination in every possible flight. ~ Jane Austen,
209:Lies hurt people; imagination makes life more fun. ~ Dean Koontz,
210:Life, he thought, is a blatant act of imagination. ~ Jess Walter,
211:Live out of your imagination, not your history. ~ Stephen Covey,
212:Love requires imagination more than experience. ~ Simon Van Booy,
213:Normal means lack of imagination and creativity. ~ Jean Dubuffet,
214:Since childhood I’d been suspected of imagination ~ Steve Aylett,
215:The living can assist the imagination of the dead... ~ W B Yeats,
216:You are only limited by your own imagination ~ Benny Bellamacina,
217:A strong imagination begetteth opportunity. ~ Michel de Montaigne,
218:Books train your mind to imagination to think big. ~ Taylor Swift,
219:I am really the victim of other people's imagination. ~ John Hurt,
220:Imagination is a poor substitute for experience. ~ Havelock Ellis,
221:Imagination makes you see all sorts of things. ~ Georgia O Keeffe,
222:I've done a lot of bad things. Use your imagination. ~ Katy Perry,
223:Live out of your imagination, not your history. ~ Stephen R Covey,
224:Live with liberty, and your imagination can soar. ~ David Sedaris,
225:Our responsibility begins with our imagination. ~ Haruki Murakami,
226:That episode of the imagination we call reality ~ Fernando Pessoa,
227:The imagination is one of the forces of nature. ~ Wallace Stevens,
228:The only war is the war against the imagination. ~ Diane di Prima,
229:When you are young your imagination is so clear. ~ Nina Blackwood,
230:Americans curse without any imagination at all.” Harper ~ Joe Hill,
231:An act of imagination is an act of self-acceptance. ~ Richard Hugo,
232:Boredom is only for boring people with no imagination. ~ Tim Tharp,
233:Engineering without imagination sinks to a trade. ~ Herbert Hoover,
234:Imagination has a great deal to do with winning. ~ Mike Krzyzewski,
235:Imagination is a cruel master to the jealous man. ~ Tom Piccirilli,
236:Imagination is a good servant, and a bad master. ~ Agatha Christie,
237:Imagination is the source of all human achievement. ~ Ken Robinson,
238:Imagination, of course, is the money of childhood ~ Kinky Friedman,
239:The secret of survival is a defective imagination. ~ John Banville,
240:The world is but a canvas to our imagination ~ Henry David Thoreau,
241:The world of imagination is the world of eternity. ~ William Blake,
242:True invective requires great imagination. ~ George William Curtis,
243:We should use our imagination more than our memory. ~ Shimon Peres,
244:You can think of creativity as applied imagination. ~ Ken Robinson,
245:Your love is from the imagination, not the heart. ~ Frances Brooke,
246:Do unto others as they wish, but with imagination. ~ Marcel Duchamp,
247:Every child is born blessed with a vivid imagination. ~ Walt Disney,
248:Human imagination is immensely poorer than reality. ~ Cesare Pavese,
249:Imagination is a powerful force underlying all knowing ~ Jim Fowler, the irrepressible revolutionist. ~ Wallace Stevens,
251:imagination WAS the eagle that devoured Prometheus! ~ Edith Wharton,
252:Imagination without skill gives us contemporary art. ~ Tom Stoppard,
253:I never did anything in life to anyone's imagination. ~ Henry James,
254:I try to decorate my imagination as much as I can. ~ Franz Schubert,
255:Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence. ~ H L Mencken,
256:Only you can prevent the genocide of the imagination. ~ Rob Brezsny,
257:Riches are a stronghold in the imagination of a rich man. ~ Solomon,
258:Sentiment is the poetry of the imagination. ~ Alphonse de Lamartine,
259:Taste refers to the past, imagination to the future. ~ Mason Cooley,
260:The human race is governed by its imagination. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte,
261:There is no oil so thick as to destroy the imagination. ~ Lady Gaga,
262:The world is but a canvas for our imagination ~ Henry David Thoreau,
263:Well-bred English people never have imagination. ~ Dorothy L Sayers,
264:We suffer more in imagination than in reality. ~ Seneca the Younger,
265:After all the imagination is a beautiful thing. ~ Zora Neale Hurston,
266:All of Sicily is a dimension of the imagination. ~ Leonardo Sciascia,
267:A Man's life is dyed the color of his imagination. ~ Marcus Aurelius,
268:An imagination is a terrible thing to bring along. ~ Terry Pratchett,
269:Art is the colors and textures of your imagination. ~ Meghan Trainor,
270:Books are carnival rides for your imagination. ~ Richelle E Goodrich,
271:Come, enter into my imagination and see me as I truly am. ~ Dan John,
272:Engineering is not quite as important as imagination. ~ Satoru Iwata,
273:He brought imagination to the story of the Creation. ~ Harvey Keitel,
274:I always drink at lunchtime. It helps my imagination. ~ Colin Dexter,
275:I grew up in a desert, which has no kind of imagination. ~ Ai Weiwei,
276:Imagination and faith are the secrets of creation. ~ Neville Goddard,
277:Imagination comes in after we have experience. ~ William Morris Hunt,
278:Imagination is a beast that has to be put in a cage. ~ Timothy Spall,
279:Imagination is the gatekeeper of the human soul. ~ Alister E McGrath,
280:Imagination is the only true thing in the world! ~ Sarah Orne Jewett,
281:Music gives wings to the mind and flight to the imagination. ~ Plato,
282:My imagination is as rich as my bank account is empty. ~ Dean Koontz,
283:One longs for a director with a sense of imagination. ~ Alan Rickman,
284:Perhaps people ought to feel with more imagination. ~ Elliot Perlman,
285:Science does not know its debt to imagination. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
286:The power of miracle is the power of imagination. ~ Ludwig Feuerbach,
287:This world is but a canvas to our imagination. ~ Henry David Thoreau,
288:Using my imagination and creativity is exciting to me. ~ Jan de Bont,
289:Worry is essentially a misuse of imagination. ~ Alex Faickney Osborn,
290:Your imagination compensated for failed reality. ~ Michelle McNamara,
291:Your own imagination can be crueler than any captor. ~ Richelle Mead,
292:All the powers of imagination combine in hypochondria. ~ Mason Cooley,
293:Do not build up obstacles in your imagination. ~ Norman Vincent Peale,
294:I can imagine anything except having no imagination. ~ Michael Chabon,
295:Imagination is the light by which we can penetrate ~ Charles F Haanel,
296:It is our imagination that gives shape to the universe. ~ Barry Lopez,
297:It is the imagination that gives shape to the universe. ~ Barry Lopez,
298:I've always had a slightly overactive imagination. ~ Daniel Radcliffe,
299:I've always thought cruelty is a failure of imagination. ~ Ian Mcewan,
300:Let us leave pretty women to men with no imagination. ~ Marcel Proust,
301:Like imagination and the body, language rises unbidden. ~ Gary Snyder,
302:Microsoft's only factory asset is the human imagination. ~ Bill Gates,
303:Modernism is the protein of our cultural imagination. ~ Robert Hughes,
304:Poetry is a peerless proficiency of the imagination. ~ Marianne Moore,
305:Reality is the cage of those who lack imagination. ~ John B S Haldane,
306:Success is when reality catches up to your imagination. ~ Simon Sinek,
307:Take a kid fishing. You'll capture their imagination. ~ Max Hawthorne,
308:The complete recipe for imagination is absolute boredom. ~ Criss Jami,
309:The possible's slow fuse is lit by the Imagination. ~ Emily Dickinson,
310:The truth is just an excuse for lack of imagination. ~ Nolan Bushnell,
311:This is music that will disturb your imagination and ~ Jeremy Begbie,
312:Use your imagination lovingly on behalf of another. ~ Neville Goddard,
313:Worry is just imagination used in an unproductive way. ~ Andy Andrews,
314:(You cannot control your imagination’s pictures. Of ~ Ford Madox Ford,
315:You imagination is more important than your knowledge. ~ Mike Murdock,
316:A beautiful woman requires a man with a great imagination. ~ Anonymous,
317:By logic and reason we die hourly; by imagination we live. ~ W B Yeats,
318:Changing imagination into fiction is what I love to do. ~ Eveli Acosta,
319:Curiosity, fed by feats of imagination, can only grow ~ Julie Czerneda,
320:Don't capture their hearts. Steal their imagination. ~ Roshani Chokshi,
321:For the most part Hollywood is a world of imagination. ~ Ryan Reynolds,
322:Grabbing readers by the imagination is a writer's job. ~ Sara Sheridan,
323:Imagination is merely the exploitation of our memory. ~ Pierre Bonnard,
324:Imagination is the primary gift of human consciousness. ~ Ken Robinson,
325:Imagination takes humility, love and great courage. ~ Carson McCullers,
326:Imagination was a gift I kept in my front pocket. ~ Courtney C Stevens,
327:Lack of imagination is the little sister of timidity. ~ Mario Giordano,
328:My imagination is the most powerful muscle I possess. ~ Jessica Khoury,
329:Narrowness of experience leads to narrowness of imagination ~ Rob Pike,
330:Not thinking it's possible is a failure of imagination. ~ Vinod Khosla,
331:Putain mais quelle fichue imagination je peux avoir ... ~ John Brunner,
332:rhetoric is will doing the work of imagination. ~ William Butler Yeats,
333:The Imagination is the golden pathway to everywhere. ~ Terence McKenna,
334:The imagination is the most real world that we know ~ John Frusciante,
335:The scientist needs an artistically creative imagination. ~ Max Planck,
336:To me, the imagination is the ultimate renewable resource. ~ DJ Spooky,
337:Vulgarity begins when imagination succumbs to the explicit ~ Doris Day,
338:Where there is no imagination there is no horror. ~ Arthur Conan Doyle,
339:where there is no imagination there is no horror. ~ Arthur Conan Doyle,
340:Women leaving more to the imagination has become a dying art ~ Unknown,
341:Authority is itself inherently an act of imagination. ~ Richard Sennett,
342:Equilibrium is a figment of the human imagination. ~ Kenneth E Boulding,
343:Heaven: The Coney Island of the Christian imagination. ~ Elbert Hubbard,
344:Heaven: the Coney Island of the Christian imagination. ~ Elbert Hubbard,
345:I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge. ~ Robert Fulghum,
346:I give people the latitude to express their imagination. ~ Richard Koch,
347:Imagination is a place where all the important answers live. ~ Joe Meno,
348:Imagination is vital to precautionary judgement. ~ Alex Faickney Osborn,
349:It is feeling and force of imagination that make us eloquent. ~ Martial,
350:It must be wonderful to have the imagination of a child. ~ Nancy Naigle,
351:Let us leave pretty women to men devoid of imagination. ~ Marcel Proust,
352:Live out of your imagination instead of out of your memory. ~ Les Brown,
353:My imagination will get me a passport to hell one day. ~ John Steinbeck,
354:One should never turn one's back on a vivid imagination. ~ Lorrie Moore,
355:Perhaps imagination is only intelligence having fun. ~ George Scialabba,
356:The debt we owe to the play of imagination is incalculable. ~ Carl Jung,
357:There is a place of imagination, and it is entirely real. ~ Robert Moss,
358:The trouble with him was that he was without imagination. ~ Jack London,
359:This lack of imagination gives his heroism to the hero. ~ Angela Carter,
360:We forget that what matters begins with the imagination. ~ Terry Brooks,
361:What better way to expand your imagination than to read! ~ Laura Marano,
362:When you're quite young, your imagination's quite free. ~ Noel Fielding,
363:Where there is no imagination, there is no horror. ~ Arthur Conan Doyle,
364:You believe in God? Believe also in your imagination. ~ Neville Goddard,
365:Your imagination is critical to discovering your dream. ~ Bil Cornelius,
366:Everybody in their own imagination decides what scary is. ~ Yvonne Craig,
367:Happiness is ideal, it is the work of the imagination. ~ Marquis de Sade,
368:Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination. ~ Immanuel Kant,
369:How fair the realm Imagination opens to the view. ~ Lucy Maud Montgomery,
370:How little imagination and courage we show in our hatreds. ~ Amor Towles,
371:I can live out of my imagination instead of my memory. ~ Stephen R Covey,
372:Imagination is the cornerstone of human endeavor. ~ Alex Faickney Osborn,
373:Imagination is the hood ornament on your car of creativity. ~ Gary Busey,
374:I need the pain of loneliness to make my imagination work. ~ Orhan Pamuk,
375:I use a lot of film images, analogies, and imagination. ~ Carlos Fuentes,
376:Jesus always quickens artistic and literary imagination. ~ Calvin Miller,
377:Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world. ~ Albert Einstein,
378:Normality is a fine ideal for those who have no imagination. ~ Carl Jung,
379:orders were often given by those who lacked imagination. ~ Larry Correia,
380:Television contracts the imagination and radio expands it. ~ Terry Wogan,
381:The imagination is a dimension of nonlocal information ~ Terence McKenna,
382:The imagination is like a muscle: it strengthens through use. ~ John Kao,
383:The knowledge in not power, power is the imagination!! ~ Albert Einstein,
384:The only realism in art is of the imagination. ~ William Carlos Williams,
385:the power of imagination as the essence of our existence, ~ Gregg Braden,
386:There is no place I know that compares to pure imagination. ~ Roald Dahl,
387:Violence is for those who have lost their imagination. ~ Shane Claiborne,
388:Where knowledge ends... feeling and imagination begin. ~ Neville Goddard,
389:You must watch the pictures that you paint with your imagination. ~ Seth,
390:But dreams are imagined. They are a work of the imagination. ~ Jesse Ball,
391:College was at the heart of his sentimental imagination. ~ Rick Perlstein,
392:Few men have imagination enough for reality. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,
393:Few people have the imagination for reality. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,
394:For me, the novel is experience illumined by imagination. ~ Ellen Glasgow,
395:Imagination is the most powerful force in the universe. ~ Albert Einstein,
396:Imagination is vastly more important than intelligence. ~ Albert Einstein,
397:It takes no imagination to live within your means. ~ Francis Ford Coppola,
398:Liberty: One of Imagination's most precious possessions. ~ Ambrose Bierce,
399:Men speak from knowledge, women from imagination. ~ Jean Jacques Rousseau,
400:Quand l'imagination dort, les mots se vident de leur sens. ~ Albert Camus,
401:Stories of imagination tend to upset those without one. ~ Terry Pratchett,
402:“The debt we owe to the play of imagination is incalculable.” ~ Carl Jung,
403:The figure of my father looms large in my imagination. ~ Jonathan Franzen,
404:The imagination is a pretty precious source of protection. ~ Nicholas Ray,
405:The living can assist the imagination of the dead. ~ William Butler Yeats,
406:True evil in this world is done by those with no imagination. ~ Anne Rice,
407:Truth titillates the imagination far less than fiction. ~ Marquis de Sade,
408:What is truth anyway? A question of sufficient imagination. ~ Nina George,
409:What’s more seditious than the imagination, Tess Bailey? ~ Amanda Bouchet,
410:Why do I have this imagination? It's the only one I've got! ~ Neil Gaiman,
411:With imagination, you can put something where nothing was. ~ Richard Ford,
412:A little autobiography and a lot of imagination are best. ~ Raymond Carver,
413:But fantasy kills imagination, pornography is death to art. ~ Iris Murdoch,
414:I hate to recreate the whole world into my imagination. ~ Ludivine Sagnier,
415:Imagination has rules, but we can only guess what they are. ~ Mason Cooley,
416:Imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality. ~ Lewis Carroll,
417:Imagination... its limits are only those of the mind itself. ~ Rod Serling,
418:Life is only a dream and we are the imagination of ourselves. ~ Bill Hicks,
419:"Nothing can trouble you but your own imagination." ~ Nisargadatta Maharaj,
420:Structure is translation software for your imagination. ~ James Scott Bell,
421:There is nothing worse than an enemy with imagination. ~ Sharon Kay Penman,
422:What I fear most, I think, is the death of the imagination. ~ Sylvia Plath,
423:A fear of using the imagination is very deep in America. ~ Ursula K Le Guin,
424:Against a diseased imagination demonstration goes for nothing. ~ Mark Twain,
425:Anyone who doesn't think the imagination can kill is a fool. ~ Stephen King,
426:Any person with any imagination is bound to be afraid. ~ F Scott Fitzgerald,
427:But without wisdom, imagination is a cruel taskmaster. ~ William Paul Young,
428:Don't let your imagination be crushed by life as a whole. ~ Marcus Aurelius,
429:Ideas can be willed, and the imagination is their engine. ~ Theodore Levitt,
430:If it Captures Your Imagination, it will captivate others. ~ Howard Schultz,
431:I'll borrow of imagination what reality will not give me. ~ Charlotte Bront,
432:Imagination is the only redemptive power in the universe. ~ Neville Goddard,
433:I'm not a passive person by any stretch of the imagination. ~ Courteney Cox,
434:In the realm of dream and imagination all men are equal. ~ John Christopher,
435:Life is only a dream, and we are the imagination of ourselves. ~ Bill Hicks,
436:Movies are the art form most like man's imagination. ~ Francis Ford Coppola,
437:Much that we read of Russia is imagination and desire only. ~ Agnes Smedley,
438:Myths are made for the imagination to breath life into them. ~ Albert Camus,
439:Our imagination flies -- we are its shadow on the earth. ~ Vladimir Nabokov,
440:Reality is but a poor excuse for not having an imagination. ~ Marissa Mayer,
441:The artist must bow to the monster of his own imagination. ~ Richard Wright,
442:The imagination is one of the highest prerogatives of man. ~ Charles Darwin,
443:The imagination is truly the enemy of bigotry and dogma. ~ Ursula K Le Guin,
444:The stronger the imagination, the less imaginary the results. ~ Robert Moss,
445:The thinking mind is best controlled by the imagination. ~ Carson McCullers,
446:Where am I when I'm not in reality or in my imagination? ~ Andrei Tarkovsky,
447:An inexhaustible imagination is the fountain of youth. ~ Richelle E Goodrich,
448:A person's life is dyed with the color of his imagination. ~ Marcus Aurelius,
449:As actors we're always trying to use our creative imagination. ~ Keith David,
450:Creativity grows out of two things: curiosity & imagination. ~ Benny Goodman,
451:Everything, I think, about acting is based on imagination. ~ Christina Ricci,
452:How else would God speak to me, if not through my imagination? ~ Joan of Arc,
453:I know that this world is a world of Imagination and Vision. ~ William Blake,
454:Imagination awakens ambition, then causes it to lose its way. ~ Mason Cooley,
455:Imagination is a concentrated extract of all the forces of life. ~ Carl Jung,
456:Imagination is more important than knowledge. —Albert Einstein ~ David Allen,
457:Life would have been absolutely empty without imagination. ~ Jack Williamson,
458:My daughter has a vivid imagination, and so does my son. ~ Nicole Ari Parker,
459:My imagination has always been inspired by nature’s vision ~ Gregory Colbert,
460:Myths are made for the imagination to breathe life into them. ~ Albert Camus,
461:Nothing can trouble you but your own imagination. ~ Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj,
462:that stunted imagination is something I owe to my chains. ~ Ta Nehisi Coates,
464:The mind of an adult begins in the imagination of a child. ~ Kwame Alexander,
465:The most sustained feat of imagination in mystery fiction today. ~ Lee Child,
466:The only seed that needs regular watering is our imagination. ~ Diriye Osman,
467:The problem is not one of prediction. It is one of imagination. ~ Gary Hamel,
468:There is an inverse relationship between imagination and money. ~ Alan Moore,
469:There is something more important than logic: imagination ~ Alfred Hitchcock,
470:The use of traveling is to regulate imagination by reality. ~ Samuel Johnson,
471:They thought they heard me snore. Sheer imagination, a mere fantasy. ~ Sri M,
472:To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk. ~ Thomas A Edison,
473:War…next to love, has most captured the world’s imagination ~ Eric Partridge,
474:We’re nothing but stardust and stupid cells with imagination. ~ Cameron Jace,
475:What the imagination has made, the imagination can unmake. ~ Barbara Erskine,
476:Why should I waste my imagination on myself? —SERGEI DIAGHILEV ~ Clive James,
477:women love with their imagination and men with their senses. ~ Ellen Glasgow,
478:You always have to defend the imagination against idiots. ~ Ursula K Le Guin,
479:All the breaks you need in life wait within your imagination. ~ Napoleon Hill,
480:But Buck possessed a quality that made for greatness—imagination. ~ Anonymous,
481:Caribbean reality resembles the wildest imagination. ~ Gabriel Garcia Marquez,
482:Don't think. Imagine. Imagination is the firebed of a novel ~ Mark Rubinstein,
483:Experience, contrary to common belief, is mostly imagination. ~ Ruth Benedict,
484:Fascination exists only in the imagination of the fascinated. ~ P G Wodehouse,
485:Imagination is imitative-the real innovation lies in criticism. ~ Oscar Wilde,
486:Imagination might be scarier than reality ... but not by much. ~ James Siegel,
487:imagination without deep and full knowledge is a snare, ~ Winston S Churchill,
488:I think we live only through our dreams and our imagination. ~ Diana Vreeland,
489:I want to reach the heights of stardom beyond my imagination. ~ Ranbir Kapoor,
490:I was raised not to be afraid to show emotion or imagination. ~ Javier Bardem,
491:Life has more imagination than We carry in our dreams. ~ Christopher Columbus,
492:My love is my soul's imagination. How do I love you? Imagine. ~ Saul Williams,
493:NOW is the only reality. All else is either memory or imagination. ~ Rajneesh,
494:One of the greatest assets you have is your imagination. ~ Mark Victor Hansen,
495:One Power alone makes a Poet: Imagination. The Divine Vision. ~ William Blake,
496:On the human imagination events produce the effects of time. ~ James F Cooper,
497:Real sign of intelligence isn't knoweldge, it's imagination ~ Albert Einstein,
498:The best travel has aways been in the realm of the imagination. ~ Paracelsus,
499:The greatest gift you can give a child is an imagination. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt,
500:The great instrument of moral good is the imagination. ~ Percy Bysshe Shelley,
501:The heart of an Irishman is nothing but his imagination ~ George Bernard Shaw,
502:The living out in excess kills the imagination and the intensity, ~ Ana s Nin,
503:The most dire disaster in love is the death of imagination. ~ George Meredith,
504:The secret is to not let your imagination get carried away. ~ Chuck Palahniuk,
505:Trust your imagination. There is always something in the box. ~ Patricia Ryan,
506:Under the force of the imagination, nature itself is changed. ~ Peter Ackroyd,
507:War, except in self-defense, is a failure of moral imagination. ~ Bill Moyers,
508:With imagination, we can hold a universe inside our minds. ~ Alberto Villoldo,
509:Words are the wings both intellect and imagination fly on. ~ Ursula K Le Guin,
510:You cannot trust your eyes, if your imagination is out of focus. ~ Mark Twain,
511:You can’t negate the ingrained imagination of a whole culture. ~ Thomas Tryon,
512:Anything you may hold firmly in your imagination can be yours. ~ William James,
513:Christmas is best pondered, not with logic, but with imagination. ~ Max Lucado,
514:Harness the imagination, for she is the whole of happiness. ~ Baltasar Gracian,
515:History is scraps of evidence joined by the glue of imagination. ~ Subhash Kak,
516:I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. ~ Albert Einstein,
517:I do not stick to rules when cooking. I rely on my imagination. ~ Akshay Kumar,
518:I hope my kids see imagination has power to change everything. ~ Wangechi Mutu,
519:Imagination is but another name for super intelligence. ~ Edgar Rice Burroughs,
520:In times of crisis, it's wonderful what the imagination will do. ~ Ruskin Bond,
521:I preferred the world of imagination to the death of sleep ~ Gloria E Anzald a,
522:Knowledge is a polite word for dead but not buried imagination. ~ E E Cummings,
523:Knowledge is a polite word for dead but not buried imagination. ~ e e cummings,
524:Let your imagination release your imprisoned possibilities ~ Robert H Schuller,
525:Nothing irritates me so as the flatness of people’s imagination. ~ Henry James,
526:Reason can answer questions, but imagination has to ask them. ~ Ralph W Gerard,
527:The imagination is both interpretative and creative in nature. ~ Napoleon Hill,
528:The imagination is part of the arsenal that actors draw from. ~ Bryan Cranston,
529:The most beautiful world is always entered through imagination. ~ Helen Keller,
530:we are less forlorn in a world which we meet with our imagination. ~ Anonymous,
531:Yoga does things with the human body that defy the imagination. ~ Fidel Castro,
532:A strong memory, concentration, imagination, and a strong will. ~ Bobby Fischer,
533:Doors are for people with no imagination." - Skulduggery Pleasant ~ Derek Landy,
534:Every bush can burn if you fire it with your imagination. ~ Stanislaw Jerzy Lec,
535:Every novelist should possess a hermaphroditic imagination. ~ Jeffrey Eugenides,
536:He who has imagination without learning has wings but no feet. ~ Joseph Joubert,
537:I have imagination, and nothing that is real is alien to me. ~ George Santayana,
538:I think imagination is one of the greatest blessings of life. ~ Edith Roosevelt,
539:Liberty is one of the imagination's most precious possessions. ~ Ambrose Bierce,
540:Life is only a dream and we are only the imagination of ourselves. ~ Bill Hicks,
541:Love is a canvas furnished by Nature and embroidered by imagination. ~ Voltaire,
542:Reciprocation was a pretty powerful stimulant to the imagination. ~ Nick Hornby,
543:(She) didn't believe in resilience. She believed in imagination. ~ Rene Denfeld,
544:The imagination imitates. It is the critical spirit that creates. ~ Oscar Wilde,
545:The only thing limiting your aspiration is your imagination. ~ Stephen Richards,
546:Wealthy old woman + devious imagination - restraint = Aunt Agatha ~ Maya Rodale,
547:We do not posses imagination enough to sense what we are missing. ~ Jean Toomer,
548:without imagination, nothing really new will ever be created. ~ Jostein Gaarder,
549:And loneliness, well, that’s where your imagination comes in. ~ Jane Kirkpatrick,
550:And now she was sixteen and felt like she had no imagination left. ~ Holly Black,
551:Anyone who thinks the sky is the limit, has limited imagination. ~ James Maxwell,
552:avarice is especially, I suppose, a disease of the imagination. ~ Sara Coleridge,
553:Belief in the supernatural reflects a failure of the imagination. ~ Edward Abbey,
554:But without wisdom, imagination is like a cruel taskmaster. ~ William Paul Young,
555:Don Quixote's misfortune is not his imagination, but Sancho Panza. ~ Franz Kafka,
556:Einstein said that “imagination is more important than knowledge, ~ Sean Patrick,
557:Everyone in your life is a figment of your imagination--ev en you. ~ Byron Katie,
558:For what am I, she wonders, but a product of my own imagination? ~ Jessie Burton,
559:Imagination is ... the foundation of all invention and innovation. ~ J K Rowling,
560:I mainly let my imagination be my reality. Fantasy is my reality. ~ Lana Del Rey,
561:L'amour, c'est la victoire de l'imagination sur l'intelligence. ~ Bernard Werber,
562:not the life of the party, not by any stretch of the imagination. ~ Belle Aurora,
563:The imagination is a muscle. If it is not exercised, it atrophies. ~ Neil Gaiman,
564:The only limit to your impact is your imagination and commitment. ~ Tony Robbins,
565:The picture is in your head, in your imagination, everything. ~ Federico Fellini,
566:They lived in fearful perplexity and passed it off as imagination ~ Stephen King,
567:This is what we storytellers do. We restore order with imagination. ~ Tom Hanks,
568:We especially need imagination in science. Question everything. ~ Maria Mitchell,
569:Your imagination is your preview of life’s coming attractions. ~ Albert Einstein,
570:Your imagination, my dear fellow, is worth more than you imagine. ~ Louis Aragon,
571:A writer's two greatest tools are imagination and perseverance. ~ Mark Rubinstein,
572:Building your brand doesn’t take millions. It takes imagination. ~ Harry Beckwith,
573:By logic and reason we die hourly; by imagination we live. ~ William Butler Yeats,
574:Habits are the ruin of ambition, of initiative, of imagination. ~ Dorothy Dunnett,
575:If truth is not acceptable, it becomes the imagination of others. ~ Patrick White,
576:Imagination blocks you like a bolt on a door. Burn that bar. (Rumi) ~ Idries Shah,
577:Inspiration is the seed of imagination, where great ideas bloom ~ Jennifer Sodini,
578:Is it not of the imagination that the sharpest pleasures arise? ~ Marquis de Sade,
579:It’s tragic how the lack of imagination so often shapes our defeat. ~ Janny Wurts,
580:She saw the world through a dazzling prism of authentic imagination. ~ Pat Conroy,
581:So rapid is the flight of dreams upon the wings of imagination. ~ Alexandre Dumas,
582:The imagination is not a state: it is the human existence itself. ~ William Blake,
583:The original quality in any man of imagination is imagery. ~ Gilbert K Chesterton,
584:The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination. ~ Albert Einstein,
585:Things seem greater by imagination than they are in effect. ~ Michel de Montaigne,
586:To imagine the unimaginable is the highest use of the imagination ~ Cynthia Ozick,
587:Worry is not true thought. Worry is a misuse of the imagination. ~ Steve Chandler,
588:You can't depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus. ~ Mark Twain,
589:A little imagination combined with massive action goes a long way. ~ Grant Cardone,
590:...and, to the very end, lack imagination and miss the better story. ~ Yann Martel,
591:A photographer without imagination is not a good photographer. ~ Graciela Iturbide,
592:Einstein said that ‘imagination is more important than knowledge. ~ Robin S Sharma,
593:He who has imagination without learning has wings but no feet.
   ~ Joseph Joubert,
594:His imagination was always more real than the reality of daily life. ~ Dan Simmons,
595:Imagination in business is the ability to perceive opportunity. ~ Abraham Zaleznik,
596:Imagination is more important than knowledge." ~ Albert Einstein ~ Albert Einstein,
597:Imagination is the spark that ignites the fire of creativity. ~ Richard L Peterson,
598:Imagination reveals the possibilities beyond the edges of our reality. ~ L R Knost,
599:Imagination should be used not to escape reality, but to create it. ~ Colin Wilson,
600:Imagination should be used, not to escape reality but to create it. ~ Colin Wilson,
601:I've always believed that true cinema is cinema of the imagination. ~ Sergio Leone,
602:Losses are comparative; imagination only makes them of any moment. ~ Blaise Pascal,
603:Nikola Tesla Imagination and the Man That Invented the 20th Century ~ Sean Patrick,
604:Sometimes the imagination could be even crueler than the bone saw. ~ Robert Kurson,
605:Sometimes when you've got too much money you lose your imagination. ~ Paloma Faith,
606:The imagination is not a state: it is the human existence itself. ~ William Blake,
607:The quality of the imagination is to flow and not to freeze. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
608:The white imagination is sure something when it comes to blacks. ~ Josephine Baker,
609:Truth depends upon the intensity of imagination, not upon facts. ~ Neville Goddard,
610:Without imagination, there is no goodness, no wisdom. ~ Marie von Ebner Eschenbach,
611:You're not limited by your circumstances only by your imagination. ~ Paris Barclay,
612:A disaster where marble has been substituted for imagination. ~ Ada Louise Huxtable,
613:Before we love with our heart, we already love with our imagination. ~ Louise Colet,
614:Depression is the price we pay for our imagination and intelligence. ~ Stefan Klein,
615:Faith isn't an act of intelligence, it's an act of imagination. ~ Christopher Moore,
616:Fanaticism is governed by imagination rather than judgment. ~ Harriet Beecher Stowe,
617:Hallucinogenic plants act as enzymes which stimulate imagination. ~ Terence McKenna,
618:Ideal society is a drama enacted exclusively in the imagination. ~ George Santayana,
619:I hate deception, even where the imagination only is concerned. ~ George Washington,
620:Imagination continually frustrates tradition; that is its function. ~ Jules Feiffer,
621:I'm a slave to my imagination in terms of making narrative films. ~ Stanley Kubrick,
622:In the world of words the imagination is one of the forces of nature. ~ Larry Niven,
623:Laughter is timeless. Imagination has no age. And dreams are forever. ~ Walt Disney,
624:Music is nothing more than decoration for the imagination. That ~ Elizabeth Gilbert,
625:Night favors belief, and the imagination peoples the air with specters. ~ Jos Rizal,
626:Nobody is allowed to tell me where the limits of my imagination are. ~ Ann Patchett,
627:the heart also knows things, and so does the imagination. Thank God. ~ Stephen King,
628:"The Imagination is not a State: it is the Human Existence itself." ~ William Blake,
629:The intellectual imagination! With me all or not at all. NON SERVIAM! ~ James Joyce,
630:There is an astonishing imagination, even in the science of mathematics. ~ Voltaire,
631:The silent worker is imagination which decrees reality out of chaos. ~ Helen Keller,
632:Violence requires few ideas, but nonviolence requires imagination. ~ Mark Kurlansky,
633:We all live like cockroaches in the crevices of our imagination. ~ Raymond Federman,
634:You are the only woman who ever answered the demands of my imagination. ~ Anais Nin,
635:You are the only woman who ever answered the demands of my imagination. ~ Ana s Nin,
636:You need imagination in order to imagine a future that doesn't exist. ~ Azar Nafisi,
637:Anybody can have common sense, provided that they have no imagination. ~ Oscar Wilde,
638:Art is the expression of imagination, not the reproduction of reality. ~ Henry Moore,
639:Before we love with our heart, we already love with our imagination. ~ Louise Colet,
640:Don't ever let anyone convince you that your imagination is wrong. ~ Giuseppe Bianco,
641:Executives are constrained not by resources but by their imagination. ~ C K Prahalad,
642:For there is a way back from imagination to reality and that is—art. ~ Sigmund Freud,
643:Imagination is a writer's refuge and a renewable source of energy. ~ Mark Rubinstein,
644:Imagination, not invention, is the supreme master of art as of life. ~ Joseph Conrad,
645:It is the starved imagination, not the well nourished, that is afraid. ~ E M Forster,
646:It is the starved imagination, not the well-nourished, that is afraid. ~ E M Forster,
647:Misery does not exist in reality but only in mere imagination. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
648:My imagination is a kind of animal. So what I do is keep it alive. ~ Haruki Murakami,
649:Nothing is more fearful than imagination without taste. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,
650:Rigor alone is paralytic death, but imagination alone is insanity. ~ Gregory Bateson,
651:The success is more determined by imagination then circumstance ~ Richard Paul Evans,
652:The triple of Jeremy Brown's imagination, in reality, is a home run. ~ Michael Lewis,
653:To the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination itself. ~ William Blake,
654:War is an absolute failure of imagination, scientific and political. ~ Adrienne Rich,
655:Worry is a misuse of imagination. ~ Mark Victor HansenDan Zadra ~ Mark Victor Hansen,
656:All acts performed in the world begin in the imagination. ~ Barbara Grizzuti Harrison,
657:All of us invent ourselves. Some of us just have more imagination than others. ~ Cher,
658:Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination. ~ Oscar Wilde,
659:A writer's refuge is imagination and the possibilities it provides. ~ Mark Rubinstein,
660:Did you know we know we are all the object of another's imagination? ~ Carlos Fuentes,
661:Does the imagination dwell the most
Upon a woman won or a woman lost? ~ W B Yeats,
662:Doors are for people with no imagination"

- Skulduggery Pleasant ~ Derek Landy,
663:Empathy is, first of all, an act of imagination, a storyteller's art ~ Rebecca Solnit,
664:I admit to having an imagination feverish enough to melt good judgment. ~ Dean Koontz,
665:Infinite horizons belong to those who have infinite imagination! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
666:It is the lava of the imagination whose eruption prevents an earthquake. ~ Lord Byron,
667:I've basically made a career out of my imagination. I feel very lucky. ~ Kat Dennings,
668:Knowledge falters when imagination clips its wings or fears to use them. ~ John Dewey,
669:Light had a way of keeping the monsters of my imagination at bay. ~ Becca Fitzpatrick,
670:My love is my soul's imagination...
how do I love you... imagine. ~ Saul Williams,
671:oh youth! The strength of it, the faith of it, the imagination of it! ~ Joseph Conrad,
672:So rapid is the flight of our dreams upon the wings of imagination. ~ Alexandre Dumas,
673:Success is based on imagination plus ambition and the will to work. ~ Thomas A Edison,
674:The evolution theory is purely the product of the imagination. ~ John Ambrose Fleming,
675:Then perhaps you shouldn't sleep. The imagination has terrifying power. ~ Dean Koontz,
676:The quantity of civilization is measured by the quality of imagination. ~ Victor Hugo,
677:True imagination is not fanciful daydreaming; it is fire from heaven. ~ Ernest Holmes,
678:Using one's imagination to the fullest is necessary for a happy life. ~ Claire Trevor,
679:What divine imagination could conjure something so imperfect as life? ~ Anthony Marra,
680:Worrying is using your imagination to create something you don't want. ~ Esther Hicks,
681:You don't even exist. We're all just a figment of my cock's imagination. ~ David Wong,
682:A writer has only three tools: language, experience and imagination. ~ Mark Rubinstein,
683:Does this mean that frontiers from now on are to be in the imagination? ~ Jack Kerouac,
684:Extraordinary imagination, especially in a witch world. Also friendship. ~ J K Rowling,
685:He had no imagination either-fatal for one engaged in child-rearing ~ Mary Ann Shaffer,
686:I can change. I can live out of my imagination instead of my memory. ~ Stephen R Covey,
687:I embellish the truth of their lives with the lies of my imagination. ~ Charlie Lovett,
688:imagination in looking to the future. Memory is the ground of dreaming. ~ Gerald G May,
689:Imagination is as good as many voyages - and how much cheaper. ~ George William Curtis,
690:Imagination is the capacity to think of things as if they could be otherwise. ~ Maxine,
691:Imagination is what has driven human progress since very early times. ~ Barbara Hambly,
692:Influence de l’imagination sur l’être moral et l’être physique de l’homme. ~ mile Cou,
693:It's our imagination that's responsible for love, not the other person. ~ Esther Perel,
694:Logic will get you from A to Z; imagination will get you everywhere. ~ Albert Einstein,
695:No imagination and no champagne. I’d rather not bother without those two. ~ Naomi Wood,
696:Our #‎ imagination is ten times more potent than our #‎ willpower . ~ Tony Robbins,
697:Take a kid fishing; if nothing else, you'll capture their imagination. ~ Max Hawthorne,
698:The best way to renew thought is to go outside the human imagination. ~ Bernard Werber,
699:The great gift of the human imagination is that it has no limits or ending. ~ Jim Rohn,
700:The human imagination is often disastrous when left to its own devices. ~ Tahereh Mafi,
701:The key to a fertile imagination is filling your mind with bullshit. ~ Chuck Palahniuk,
702:The power of an imagination can arise from what it refuses to foresee. ~ Michael Lewis,
703:True imagination is not fanciful daydreaming; it is fire from heaven. ~ Ernest Holmes,
704:We live by our imagination, our admirations, and our sentiments. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
705:What had seemed easy in imagination was rather hard in reality. ~ Lucy Maud Montgomery,
706:Where beams of imagination play, the memory's soft figures melt away. ~ Alexander Pope,
707:You have corrupted my imagination and inflamed my blood... ~ Leopold von Sacher Masoch,
708:You never know where your imagination will find pieces for its puzzles. ~ Sean Patrick,
709:All you need is your own imagination. So use it that's what it's for. ~ Madonna Ciccone,
710:Art is the imagination at play in the field of time. Let yourself play. ~ Julia Cameron,
711:Books have been thought of as windows to another world of imagination ~ Stephenie Meyer,
712:Even when we look at nature, our imagination constructs the picture. ~ Eugene Delacroix,
713:He was a figment of imagination. A false memory, implanted by my own hopes. ~ Ruth Ware,
714:Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions. ~ Rich Amooi,
715:I'm scared the truth might actually be more painful than my imagination. ~ Adam Silvera,
716:I'm very frustrated by fear of imagination. I don't think that's healthy. ~ J K Rowling,
717:Invention presupposes imagination but should not be confused with it. ~ Igor Stravinsky,
718:It is the power of memory that gives rise to the power of imagination. ~ Akira Kurosawa,
719:It's not as bad as you think. Your imagination is your worst enemy in this. ~ E L James,
720:Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere. ~ Albert Einstein,
721:my imagination I am unfaithful to everybody, by the way, not just to you. ~ Philip Roth,
722:No difference between history and imagination. Both are lies in equal parts. ~ J D Horn,
723:People write memoirs because they lack the imagination to make things up. ~ Tom Robbins,
724:Science does not know its debt to imagination. —Ralph Waldo Emerson ~ Jennifer A Doudna,
725:The imagination has resources and intimations we don't even know about. ~ Cynthia Ozick,
726:The imagination is of so delicate a texture that even words wound it. ~ William Hazlitt,
727:The only limit to your garden is at the boundaries of your imagination. ~ Thomas Church,
728:Things are always easier when imagination ceases and action begins ~ Arthur Conan Doyle,
729:This is a strange situation, sir. Perhaps imagination is what we need. ~ Stephen Baxter,
730:Designing a dream city is easy; rebuilding a living one takes imagination. ~ Jane Jacobs,
731:Experience, contrary to common belief, is mostly imagination. —Ruth Benedict ~ Anonymous,
732:Experience, contrary to common belief, is mostly imagination. —Ruth Benedict ~ Lily King,
733:had an imagination full of bad ideas and a pocket full of stupid to spend. ~ Bobby Adair,
734:I am ignoring you. In fact, I think you are a figment of my imagination. ~ Bruce Coville,
735:I am very frustrated by fear of imagination, I don’t think that’s healthy. ~ J K Rowling,
736:Imagination and fiction make up more than three quarters of our real life. ~ Simone Weil,
737:Imagination and the journey-quest is at the heart of every life well-lived ~ Azar Nafisi,
738:Imagination is more robust in proportion as reasoning power is weak. ~ Giambattista Vico,
739:Imagination is the door to inspiration and the basis of all thought. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
740:Imagination is the power of the mind over the possibilities of things. ~ Wallace Stevens,
741:In a novel, the only budgetary limitations are that of your imagination. ~ Howard Gordon,
742:It was not an outhouse resting upon the imagination. It was reality. ~ Richard Brautigan,
743:mystery is not founded in ignorance, mystery is founded in imagination ~ S Spencer Baker,
744:Smash thought the window because doors are for people with no imagination. ~ Derek Landy,
745:Soldiers have no imagination, meaning they're capable of vast surprises ~ Steven Erikson,
746:the battle for our culture must be waged at the level of the imagination. ~ Eric Metaxas,
747:The imagination loses vitality as it ceases to adhere to what is real. ~ Wallace Stevens,
748:Time is, of all modes of existence, most obsequious to the imagination. ~ Samuel Johnson,
749:To get into the character you have to really use your imagination. ~ Michael Stahl David,
750:We forget that the imagination-at-play is at the heart of all good work. ~ Julia Cameron,
751:You have to just go with your imagination, where your instinct takes you. ~ Peter Mullan,
752:You know you're in trouble when your own imagination starts punishing you. ~ Eoin Colfer,
753:Always have a vivid imagination, for you never know when you might need it. ~ J K Rowling,
754:As an artist, her imagination isn't fettered by the constraints of reality. ~ Sarah Cross,
755:because white men can’t police their imagination black people are dying ~ Claudia Rankine,
756:Doesn’t the imagination always exaggerate—or diminish—truth? ~ Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni,
757:If outrageous imagination is the wine of madness, then come fill my cup. ~ Sheldon B Kopp,
758:Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions. ~ Rhonda Byrne,
759:Imagination the free-will of Truth, ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Glory and Fall of Life,
760:It is our imagination that is responsible for love, not the other person. ~ Marcel Proust,
761:It is possible with enough time and imagination to break your own heart, ~ Danielle Paige,
762:It is possible with enough time and imagination to break your own heart. ~ Danielle Paige,
763:Life is possible only by the deficiencies of our imagination and memory. ~ Emile M Cioran,
764:No beast of reality, or creature of imagination, is as terrible as mankind. ~ David Estes,
765:Other people are as alive as you are. Cruelty is a failure of imagination. ~ Noah Richler,
766:Philosophy and Art both render the invisible visible by imagination. ~ George Henry Lewes,
767:Thank you for sending my imagination to a place it can never return from. ~ Richelle Mead,
768:The greatest gift that you were ever given was the gift of your imagination. ~ Wayne Dyer,
769:The imagination is precious. Don't lose it. Don't lose the child in you. ~ Marilyn Manson,
770:The imagination may be compared to Adam's dream-he awoke and found it truth. ~ John Keats,
771:The imagination may be compared to adams dream. He awoke and found it truth. ~ John Keats,
772:The imagination, once awakened, must and will work, and ought to work ~ Harriet Martineau,
773:The imagination was the only country where a man could truly breathe free. ~ Paul Monette,
774:The writer has three sources: imagination, observation, and experience ~ William Faulkner,
775:This is one of those cases in which the imagination is baffled by the facts. ~ Adam Smith,
776:To invent, you need a good imagination... and a pile of junk.” —Thomas Edison ~ Anonymous,
777:Truly divine faculties of intellect and imagination can make gods of us all ~ Michael Cox,
778:Use your imagination only on the future, never on the present or the past. ~ Adam Johnson,
779:Using your imagination is the one time in life you can really go anywhere. ~ Ann Patchett,
780:(Uttering a word is like striking a note on the keyboard of the imagination.) ~ Anonymous,
781:when will and imagination are in conflict, imagination invariably wins. ~ Neville Goddard,
782:Where beams of imagination play,
The memory's soft figures melt away. ~ Alexander Pope,
783:without the act of imagination humanity would have perished long back ~ Thiruman Archunan,
784:Bereavement is a darkness impenetrable to the imagination of the unbereaved ~ Iris Murdoch,
785:Bricks without straw are more easily made than imagination without memories, ~ Neil Gaiman,
786:Clearly, there has been a lack of imagination about how much can go wrong. ~ Rachel Maddow,
787:Desire and imagination have the potential to position a person for greatness ~ Eric Thomas,
788:Every great advance in science has issued from a new audacity of imagination. ~ John Dewey,
789:For where else, if not in the home, can we let our imagination wander? ~ Witold Rybczynski,
790:I could spend all day lost in someone else's imagination. I love reading. ~ Joanna Bolouri,
791:It takes a childish or corrupt imagination to make symbols of other people. ~ Tobias Wolff,
792:I've spent my life butting my head against other people's lack of imagination. ~ Nick Cave,
793:most conducive to creating the requisite distance for imagination to take hold ~ Anonymous,
794:observation and deduction lies the crucial, irreplaceable step of imagination. ~ Anonymous,
795:Reason is the natural order of truth; but imagination is the organ of meaning. ~ C S Lewis,
796:Students are rewarded for memorization, not imagination or resourcefulness. ~ Sugata Mitra,
797:The imagination and the senses cannot be gratified at the same time. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
798:The imagination is never governed, it is always the ruling and divine power. ~ John Ruskin,
799:There is nothing more fearful than imagination without taste. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,
800:There was loss wherever she looked, even in the world of her imagination. ~ Alison Goodman,
801:To invent something, all you need is imagination and a big pile of junk. ~ Albert Einstein,
802:You are...beyond my imagination. It's a wonder you can be touched at all. ~ Meredith Duran,
803:Affliction is more apt to suffocate the imagination than to stimulate it. ~ Denise Levertov,
804:Bricks without straw are more easily made than imagination without memories. ~ Lord Dunsany,
805:Every great advance in science has issued from a new audacity of imagination. ~ John Dewey,
806:Fear comes with imagination, it’s a penalty, it’s the price of imagination. ~ Thomas Harris,
807:Film recognizes neither time nor space, only the limits of man's imagination ~ Nicholas Ray,
808:History was repeating itself. What a lack of imagination, I thought. ~ Armando Lucas Correa,
809:If eyes are windows into the soul, books are rabbit holes into the imagination. ~ Seth King,
810:if something is so far beyond your imagination, it’s hard even to fear it. ~ Stephen Baxter,
811:I know my imagination can be like a three-year-old on Red Bull and still I feed ~ Mark Tufo,
812:Imagination is cheap as long as you don't have to worry about the details. ~ Daniel Dennett,
813:Intelligence is the wife, imagination is the mistress, memory is the servant. ~ Victor Hugo,
814:I quite deliberately dressed wild animals in tame costumes of my imagination. ~ Yann Martel,
815:it is so easy for the proud to get lost in the imagination of their hearts. ~ Matt Chandler,
816:I used my imagination to make the grass whatever color I wanted it to be. ~ Whoopi Goldberg,
817:Laughter is timeless. Imagination has no age. And dreams are forever. ~ Walt Disney Company,
818:Our imagination is larger than the world around us; we go beyond our limits. ~ Paulo Coelho,
819:Prayer is the highest form,
the supreme act of the Creative Imagination. ~ Henry Corbin,
820:science can save a man’s life, but imagination makes it worth living. Take ~ Natasha Pulley,
821:Science is vastly more stimulating to the imagination than the classics. ~ John B S Haldane,
822:The greatest gift that you were ever given was the gift of your imagination. ~ Wayne W Dyer,
823:The lunatic, the lover, and the poet, are of imagination all compact. ~ William Shakespeare,
824:There is a vision for my life that is greater than my imagination can hold. ~ Oprah Winfrey,
825:There is nothing more dreadful than imagination without taste. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,
826:The true enemy of this bunch was not State Power but Lack of Imagination. ~ Haruki Murakami,
827:they were strong and they had good tech. What they lacked was imagination. ~ Vaughn Heppner,
828:To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk. —Thomas Edison ~ Robert I Sutton,
829:Upgrading one's imagination about what is possible is always a leap of faith. ~ Clay Shirky,
830:Your science can save a man's life, but imagination makes it worth living. ~ Natasha Pulley,
831:Your science can save a man’s life, but imagination makes it worth living. ~ Natasha Pulley,
832:all those other pleasures in the thick of which my imagination had enwrapped ~ Marcel Proust,
833:An author is an artist who paints a picture in the imagination of the reader. ~ Darrell Case,
834:A photograph must come from imagination and not be a reflection of what is. ~ Thierry Mugler,
835:because white men can't
police their imagination
black men are dying ~ Claudia Rankine,
836:Does the imagination dwell the most Upon a woman won or a woman lost? ~ William Butler Yeats,
837:Empathy and a huge imagination explain a lot of mysteries in the universe. ~ Shannon L Alder,
838:Fiction is a careful combination of observation, inspiration, and imagination. ~ Luke Taylor,
839:If you're using your imagination, you tend to look into the past for ideas. ~ Paul McCartney,
840:Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions. ~ Albert Einstein,
841:Imagination, the traitor of the mind, has taken my solitude and slain it. ~ Robinson Jeffers,
842:It is surprising that people do not believe that there is imagination in science ~ Anonymous,
843:I worry that free imagination is overvalued, and I think this carries risks. ~ Carlo Rovelli,
844:Knowledge is less hard to bear than ignorance if you possess an imagination. ~ D E Stevenson,
845:Life is possible only by the deficiencies of our imagination and our memory. ~ Emil M Cioran,
846:of the authors’ imagination and used fictitiously. Emerald Green Desiree Holt ~ Desiree Holt,
847:... pure honesty is a doubtful quality; it means often lack of imagination. ~ Virginia Woolf,
848:That's the beginning of magic. Let your imagination run and follow it. ~ Patricia A McKillip,
849:The basic task of education is the care and feeding of the imagination. ~ Katherine Paterson,
850:The eye sees a thing more clearly in dreams, than the imagination awake. ~ Leonardo da Vinci,
851:The imagination should be allowed a certain amount of time to browse around. ~ Thomas Merton,
852:the monotony of quiet creativity, imagination fueled by routine and isolation, ~ Julia Glass,
853:The ones with no imagination are always the quickest to justify themselves ~ Haruki Murakami,
854:The Super Bowl now takes on a magnitude that almost defies the imagination. ~ Paul Tagliabue,
855:The world is only as small as we see it, my lady. Imagination knows no limits. ~ C W Gortner,
856:When you think like a child your imagination is free and anything is possible. ~ Criss Angel,
857:Who says God has created this world? We have created it by our own imagination. ~ Meher Baba,
858:A clean conscience is the preserve of those without sufficient imagination. ~ Alain de Botton,
859:A Russian who uses his imagination is done for. I certainly never use mine. ~ Haruki Murakami,
860:But real life is only one kind of life—there is also the life of the imagination. ~ E B White,
861:c’est toujours l’imagination qui l’emporte sur la volonté, sans aucune exception. ~ mile Cou,
862:Concern for morality makes every work of the imagination false and stupid. ~ Gustave Flaubert,
863:Death's power lies in fear, which flourishes in the imagination and the unknown. ~ Wade Davis,
864:Dreams of flying have haunted the collective imagination since time immemorial. ~ Umberto Eco,
865:I do like to wrap things up and leave some things to the readers' imagination. ~ Rick Riordan,
866:If eyes were windows into the soul, books were rabbit holes into the imagination. ~ Seth King,
867:I have the world's best job. I get paid to hang out in my imagination all day. ~ Stephen King,
868:Imagination is a poor matter when it has to part company with understanding. ~ Thomas Carlyle,
869:Imagination is cheap as long as you don't have to worry about the details. ~ Daniel C Dennett,
870:Imagination is not a talent of some men but is the health of every man. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
871:IMAGINATION, n. A warehouse of facts, with poet and liar in joint ownership. ~ Ambrose Bierce,
872:I think that the most necessary quality for any person to have is imagination. ~ Jean Webster,
873:I told my imagination to discontinue communication with my thoughts. ~ Gina Marinello Sweeney,
874:Language exists less to record the actual than to liberate the imagination. ~ Anthony Burgess,
875:My book shelf is never empty because an empty one would steal my imagination. ~ Laurie Bowler,
876:People who hurt others are the ones with the best imagination,” Rebecka said. ~ Karin Tidbeck,
877:The Christian is the one whose imagination should fly beyond the stars. ~ Francis A Schaeffer,
878:The ones with no imagination are always the quickest to justify themselves. ~ Haruki Murakami,
879:To have frequent recourse to narrative betrays great want of imagination. ~ Lord Chesterfield,
880:To them though, not to us, we were just a catalyst for their imagination. ~ Donald Sutherland,
881:We cross from memory into imagination with only a vague awareness of change. ~ Simon Van Booy,
882:What we need is imagination, but imagination in a terrible strait-jacket. ~ Richard P Feynman,
883:You’re only limited by your lack of imagination and fear of appearing stupid. ~ Susan Messing,
884:Active imagination requires a state of reverie, half-way between sleep and waking. ~ Carl Jung,
885:Anyone who can only think of one way to spell a word obviously lacks imagination. ~ Mark Twain,
886:A woman who doesn't lie is a woman without imagination and without sympathy. ~ Agatha Christie,
887:Don't worry. There's nothing down there. Your biggest enemy is your imagination. ~ K ji Suzuki,
888:Facts are the soil from which the story grows. Imagination is a last resort. ~ Dorothy Dunnett,
889:I cannot grasp the magnitude of your evil”
“Proof that you lack imagination ~ Brian Herbert,
890:I guess I'm a very keen observer, and I'd like to think I have a good imagination. ~ Eric Bana,
891:Imagination is the deceptive part in man, the mistress of error and falsehood. ~ Blaise Pascal,
892:Intelligence is the wife, imagination is your mistress and memory is your slave. ~ Victor Hugo,
893:Into the ocean went a world more fantastic than any imagination could inspire. ~ Robert Wyland,
894:It was impossible for him to get bored. He just didn't have the imagination. ~ Terry Pratchett,
895:It was through your own generosity of imagination that you made yourself good. ~ Rakesh Satyal,
896:Learn to use your imagination; it is a learned skill and not a natural talent. ~ Kevin Horsley,
897:like literary fiction, mathematical imagination entertains pure possibilities. ~ Daniel Tammet,
898:Masturbation = Imagination + Activity. Worry = Imagination + Negativity. ~ Mokokoma Mokhonoana,
899:On a flimsy framework of reality, imagination spins, weaving new patterns. ~ August Strindberg,
900:Reason never wholly overcomes imagination, while the contrary is quite common. ~ Blaise Pascal,
   ~ Barbara Max Hubbard,
902:The primary imagination I hold to be the Living Power. SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE ~ Julia Cameron,
903:The world is wonderful and beautiful and good beyond one's wildest imagination. ~ D H Lawrence,
904:A song gets absorbed into our imagination in a way that mere texts rarely do. ~ James K A Smith,
905:because white men can't
police their imagination
black people are dying ~ Claudia Rankine,
906:Evil comes to us men of imagination wearing as its mask all the virtues. ~ William Butler Yeats,
907:Freedom is not to defy, it is to co-exist. It is a challenge for the imagination ~ Ilyas Kassam,
908:If you want to change people's obedience then you must change their imagination. ~ Paul Ricoeur,
909:I had a huge imagination. My granddad says I was a bit of a Walter Mitty character. ~ Tom Hardy,
910:I had trouble falling asleep because ideas and fantasies flooded my imagination. ~ John Herrick,
911:I know my imagination can be like a three-year-old on Red Bull and still I feed it. ~ Mark Tufo,
912:In this world, you are really limited only by your imagination. And coding ability. ~ Anonymous,
913:I think leadership's always been about two main things: imagination and courage. ~ Paul Keating,
914:Most people suffer from a lack of imagination. They don't dare enough. But I do. ~ Jeff Wheeler,
915:My imagination functions much better when I don't have to speak to people. ~ Patricia Highsmith,
916:Often it is just lack of imagination that keeps a man from suffering very much. ~ Marcel Proust,
917:The application of GIS is limited only by the imagination of those who use it ~ Jack Dangermond,
918:The faculty of imagination is both the rudder and the bridle of the senses. ~ Leonardo da Vinci,
919:To have ideas one must have imagination. To express ideas one must have science. ~ Robert Henri,
920:You cannot condemn a man for what may only be a figment of your own imagination. ~ Stephen King,
921:Your greatest fears are created by your imagination. Don't give in to them. ~ Winston Churchill,
922:21. "The lunatic, the lover, and the poet, are of imagination all compact. ~ William Shakespeare,
923:Forgetfulness was for him the death not only of knowledge but also of imagination. ~ Elie Wiesel,
924:From a very young age, stories fuelled my imagination in the most wonderful way. ~ Hayley Atwell,
925:History releases me from my own experience and jogs my fictional imagination. ~ Jennifer Gilmore,
926:It was all your imagination. And imagination is sometimes worse than reality… ~ Banana Yoshimoto,
927:Memory uses the filling-in trick, but imagination is the filling-in trick, ~ Daniel Todd Gilbert,
928:No man ever made a great discovery without the exercise of the imagination. ~ George Henry Lewes,
929:Our imagination is the only limit to what we can hope to have in the future. ~ Charles Kettering,
930:put it this way: fiction—writing it, reading it—is an act of the imagination. ~ Ursula K Le Guin,
931:Solitude is as needful to the imagination as society is wholesome for the character.
   ~ Lowell,
932:The imagination demands that life be told slant because of its need of distance. ~ John McGahern,
933:The life of nations no less than that of men is lived largely in the imagination. ~ Enoch Powell,
934:The ones with no imagination are always the quickest to
justify themselves. ~ Haruki Murakami,
935:The way I think of the psychedelics is, they are catalysts to the imagination. ~ Terence McKenna,
936:This world of the imagination is fancy-free and violently opposed to common sense. ~ Mark Rothko,
937:When the past is recaptured by the imagination, breath is put back into life. ~ Marguerite Duras,
938:With the brush we merely tint, while the imagination alone produces colour. ~ Theodore Gericault,
939:Your imagination is your most important tool, as an actor, as cheesy as that sounds. ~ Jane Levy,
940:as anchoring shows, there’s a direct link between imagination and perception. ~ Peter H Diamandis,
941:Cooking isn't hard. It just takes a little bit of imagination and determination. ~ Caroline Fyffe,
942:Description begins in the writer’s imagination, but should finish in the reader’s. ~ Stephen King,
943:First of all, begin to live out of the glory of your imagination, not your memory. ~ Robin Sharma,
944:I am not interested in slice of life, what I want is a slice of the imagination. ~ Carlos Fuentes,
945:I call people rich when they're able to meet the requirements of their imagination. ~ Henry James,
946:I don't think it's possible to touch people's imagination today by aesthetic means. ~ J G Ballard,
947:I just love music - by no stretch of the imagination am I professionally competent. ~ Vikram Seth,
948:Imagination does not breed insanity. Exactly what does breed insanity is reason. ~ G K Chesterton,
949:Imagination is a gift given to us from God and each one of us use it differently. ~ Brian Jacques,
950:Imagination is the true magic carpet.” Norman Vincent Peale (1898–1993)
WRITER ~ Rhonda Byrne,
951:Imagination shows an ability to lie, to pretend the world is different than it is. ~ Gemma Malley,
952:No amount of skillful invention can replace the essential element of imagination. ~ Edward Hopper,
953:Science may set limits to knowledge, but should not set limits to imagination. ~ Bertrand Russell,
954:Take care-there is no force more powerful than that of an unbridled imagination. ~ Michael Chabon,
955:Take care—there is no force more powerful than that of an unbridled imagination. ~ Michael Chabon,
956:The elasticity of imagination and compassion is what writing and reading promote. ~ Julia Alvarez,
957:The moving power of mathematical invention is not reasoning but imagination. ~ Augustus De Morgan,
958:To Succeed, you must reach for the stars, and let your imagination find its own path ~ Tahir Shah,
959:Trust your imagination. Don't be afraid to fail. Write. Revise. Revise. Revise. ~ Jeff VanderMeer,
960:Uttering a word is like striking a note on the keyboard of the imagination. ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein,
961:What kind of life had he suffered, to have to craft memories from his imagination? ~ Jodi Picoult,
962:Where ignorance lurks, so too do the frontiers of discovery and imagination ~ Neil deGrasse Tyson,
963:Whoever you are, no matter how lonely, the world offers itself to your imagination. ~ Mary Oliver,
964:You know, working as an actor, I'm always working within my own imagination. ~ Charles Keating Jr,
965:As a hobbyist, there's something about miniature anything that captures my imagination. ~ Ed Helms,
966:... chemistry is a trade for people without enough imagination to be physicists. ~ Arthur C Clarke,
967:Diversity lies in your imagination only. Unitary Being need not be acquired. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
968:Fiction lags after truth, invention is unfruitful, and imagination cold and barren. ~ Edmund Burke,
969:Goddess is nature and God is how nature is perceived by the human imagination. ~ Devdutt Pattanaik,
970:Hatred is a failure of imagination.'
Graham Greene, 'The Power and the Glory'. ~ Graham Greene,
971:If you don't use your own imagination, somebody else is going to use it for you. ~ Ronald Sukenick,
972:Imagination is the living power and prime agent of all human perception. ~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge,
973:I suppose I have an active imagination, and writing allows me to live it out. ~ Richard Paul Evans,
974:Let your imagination soar. What you can do for customers is more than you see today. ~ Ron Kaufman,
975:Philosophy becomes poetry, and science imagination, in the enthusiasm of genius. ~ Isaac D Israeli,
976:Reason respects the differences, and imagination the similitudes of things. ~ Percy Bysshe Shelley,
977:Standing on this work of art and imagination, I feel small in the best kind of way. ~ Blake Crouch,
978:The future belongs to young people with an education and the imagination to create. ~ Barack Obama,
979:the process of creating an identity is and should be spirited and full of imagination. ~ Anonymous,
980:The simple truth is that interstellar distance will not fit the human imagination. ~ Douglas Adams,
981:The world of reality has its limits,the world of imagination is boundless. ~ Jean Jacques Rousseau,
982:The worst evils of life are those which do not exist except in our imagination. ~ Charles Spurgeon,
983:Why does the eye see more clearly when asleep than the imagination when awake? ~ Leonardo da Vinci,
984:Without imagination, things were only as they appeared – and that was blindness ~ Jonathan Renshaw,
985:A great wind is blowing, and that gives you either imagination or a headache. ~ Catherine the Great,
986:A writer should have the precision of a poet and the imagination of a scientist. ~ Vladimir Nabokov,
987:Busted is not the ideal band I'd like to be in by any stretch of the imagination. ~ Charlie Simpson,
988:Egalitarian societies strangle the imagination without even satisfying envy. ~ Nicol s G mez D vila,
989:Employing your imagination is the first step to the fulfillment of any dream. ~ Richelle E Goodrich,
990:First of all, begin to live out of the glory of your imagination, not your memory. ~ Robin S Sharma,
991:If all you want to do is make money, the very last thing you need is imagination. ~ James A Baldwin,
992:I feel like developing the muscle of my imagination became a way to survive reality. ~ Brit Marling,
993:Imagination is the wide-open eye which leads us always to see truth more vividly. ~ Christopher Fry,
994:I should never make anything of a fisherman. I had not got sufficient imagination ~ Jerome K Jerome,
995:It isn’t a big jump in the imagination to see yourself living alone like Mr Hoppy. ~ Dustin Hoffman,
996:Literature is the royal road that enables us to enter the realm of the imagination. ~ Gladys M Hunt,
997:Reason is intelligence taking exercise. Imagination is intelligence with an erection. ~ Victor Hugo,
998:Take the ideas that speak to you. Use your imagination. Create something wonderful. ~ Oprah Winfrey,
999:The best thing to do is dive with your imagination ~ you can never drown yourself. ~ Karl Lagerfeld,
1000:The best use of imagination is creativity. The worst use of imagination is anxiety. ~ Deepak Chopra,
1001:The imagination is fertile. From seeds of the imagination, much is made manifest. ~ Quentin S Crisp,
1002:There is no better way to exercise the imagination than the study of the law. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
1003:The world of reality has its limits; the world of imagination is boundless. ~ Jean Jacques Rousseau,
1004:Through the eyes of a child, imagination is born. Always stay young at heart! ~ Sheila Renee Parker,
1005:To write a song you must have an imagination, to have an imagination you must be free. ~ Bruno Mars,
1006:We are the miracle of force and matter making itself over into imagination and will. ~ Ray Bradbury,
1007:We might neglect our future selves because of some failure of belief or imagination. ~ Derek Parfit,
1008:What matters in the new economy is not return on investment, but return on imagination ~ Gary Hamel,
1009:Why should the actions of the imagination not be as real as those of perception? ~ Gaston Bachelard,
1010:Without imagination, things were only as they appeared – and that was blindness. ~ Jonathan Renshaw,
1011:Without leaps of imagination or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. ~ Gloria Steinem,
1012:Your imagination has an impressive reach.”
“Or my boredom an impressive scope. ~ Julie Anne Long,
1013:(A)nd while imagination flourishes alone and in secret, it also craves fellowship. ~ Alice Dalgliesh,
1014:Blake encourages us to fully engage our imagination in questioning of reality. ~ Taigen Dan Leighton,
1015:for ambition stirs imagination nearly as much as imagination excites ambition. ~ Winston S Churchill,
1016:Measure, time and number are nothing but modes of thought or rather of imagination. ~ Baruch Spinoza,
1017:Nothing can be more limiting to the imagination than only writing about what you know ~ John Gardner,
1018:Prototyping trumps discussions. And sometimes curiosity and imagination trump knowledge. ~ Anonymous,
1019:Science does not know its debt to imagination. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson, Letters and Social Aims (1876),
1020:The green retreats  Of Academus. ~ Mark Akenside, Pleasures of the Imagination, Canto I, line 591.,
1021:The nose of a mob is its imagination. By this, at any time, it can be quietly led. ~ Edgar Allan Poe,
1022:There is no better way to exercise the imagination than the study of the law. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
1023:[There's] nothing special about an actor's imagination, except that he uses it a lot. ~ Ian Mckellen,
1024:The scientific imagination always restrains itself within the limits of probability. ~ Thomas Huxley,
1025:Vision is seeing a future state with the mind's eye. Vision is applied imagination. ~ Stephen Covey,
1026:We can build anything in our imagination that's where all creation begins in your life ~ Bob Proctor,
1027:What is more thrilling than BASE jumping into the abyss of one’s imagination? ~ Khang Kijarro Nguyen,
1028:A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning. ~ Brad Henry,
1029:Blake encourages us to fully engage our imagination in questioning of reality. ~ Taigen Dan Leighton,
1030:Childhood, catching our imagination when it is fresh and tender, never lets go of us. ~ J B Priestley,
1031:Fear comes with imagination, it’s a penalty, it’s the price of imagination.” Crawford ~ Thomas Harris,
1032:Imagination has the right to feast in the shade of the tree that it turns into a forest. ~ Karl Kraus,
1033:Imagination only fails us in the end, when the stories we tell ourselves have to stop. ~ Joy Williams,
1034:Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere. ~ Carl Sagan,
1035:Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were, but without it we go nowhere. ~ Carl Sagan,
1036:I understand that it isn’t your fault your programmer had so little imagination.” The ~ Marissa Meyer,
1037:I want to kick-start your imagination and let you discover the places it can take you. ~ Terry Brooks,
1038:Nothing exceeds the license occasionally taken by the imagination of very rigid people. ~ Henry James,
1039:Only imagination that towers can reproduce evanescence and render rigidity flexible. ~ Marianne Moore,
1040:Reading supplies bread for imagination to feed on and bones for it to chew on. ~ Alex Faickney Osborn,
1041:The most charming young man in the world is instantly before the imagination of us all. ~ Jane Austen,
1042:There can be no passion, and by consequence no love, where there is not imagination. ~ William Godwin,
1043:True imagination is not fanciful daydreaming; it is fire from heaven.” — ERNEST HOLMES ~ Wayne W Dyer,
1044:Use your imagination. Trust me, your lives are not interesting. Don't write them down. ~ W P Kinsella,
1045:We let what we know limit what we can imagine; the result, a failure of imagination. ~ Keith Ferrazzi,
1046:What are these hopes, and who is this savior?” “Imagination,” replied Cincinnatus. ~ Vladimir Nabokov,
1047:While the sciences are hugely important, let us not leave behind a childs imagination. ~ Kevin Spacey,
1048:Without imagination, things were only as they appeared – and that
was blindness ~ Jonathan Renshaw,
1049:A dark imagination is, perhaps, more appealing before you know anything about darkness. ~ Anne Fadiman,
1050:Both art and faith are dependent on imagination; both are ventures into the unknown. ~ Denise Levertov,
1051:death - a passage outside the range of imagination, but within the range of experience. ~ Isak Dinesen,
1052:Each of us has an Aladdin's Lamp which psychologists call creative imagination. ~ Alex Faickney Osborn,
1053:How potent is the fancy! People are so impressionable, they can die of imagination. ~ Geoffrey Chaucer,
1054:I learned a long time ago that reality was much weirder than anyone's imagination. ~ Hunter S Thompson,
1055:Imagination is the key to my lyrics. The rest is painted with a little science fiction. ~ Jimi Hendrix,
1056:Imagination, of course, can open any door - turn the key and let terror walk right in. ~ Truman Capote,
1057:In summation, like your beloved pet rock, Twitter is useful only in your imagination. ~ David Harsanyi,
1058:It is here [in mathematics] that the artist has the fullest scope of his imagination. ~ Havelock Ellis,
1059:It is one thing to lack a heart and another to possess eyes and a just imagination. ~ George Santayana,
1060:Lila!" he said cheerfully. "So you aren't a figment of my brothers imagination after all. ~ V E Schwab,
1061:Mere imagination would indeed be mere trifling; only no imagination is mere . ~ Charles Sanders Peirce,
1062:Now, isn't imagination a precious thing? It peoples the earth with all manner of wonders. ~ Mark Twain,
1063:[S]urely the Cupid serving him was lefthanded, with a weak chin and no imagination. ~ Vladimir Nabokov,
1064:There is the strange power we have of changing facts by the force of the imagination. ~ Virginia Woolf,
1065:There's nothing so magnificent - for making others feel you - as to have no imagination. ~ Henry James,
1066:The soul without imagination is what an observatory would be without a telescope. ~ Henry Ward Beecher,
1067:The way my imagination was running I’d be thinking I was possessed by everyone in hell. ~ Karina Halle,
1068:We are more often frightened than hurt; and we suffer more from imagination than from reality ~ Seneca,
1069:we tend to visualize future events very poorly and with a deficit of proper imagination. ~ Tyler Cowen,
1070:Whatever the imagination seizes as Beauty must be truth -whether it existed before or not ~ John Keats,
1071:And if there were two things he believed were limitless, it was love and imagination. ~ Cassandra Clare,
1072:Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination. —OSCAR WILDE, ~ Timothy Ferriss,
1073:Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.” –Oscar Wilde ~ Timothy Ferriss,
1074:Anything creative requires a bit of acting,and filling in blanks with imagination. ~ Christina Westover,
1075:A picture is first of all a product of the artist's imagination, it must never be a copy. ~ Edgar Degas,
1076:Don’t be proud of only liking realism. It is like being proud of not having an imagination. ~ Matt Haig,
1077:For me a simple message, to think and act with courage, independence and imagination. ~ Albert Einstein,
1078:He peered up the ladder. In his young imagination, it must have reached the clouds. ~ Bruce H Wilkinson,
1079:How to teach rigor while preserving imagination is an unsolved challenge to education. ~ Ralph W Gerard,
1080:If I had no imagination, I would hate you. But I don’t want to be part of your reality. ~ Coco J Ginger,
1081:If you think things can't get any worse, you have no imagination and no sense of history. ~ John S Hall,
1082:I have an active imagination, and music opens the floodgates of that area of my brain. ~ Josh McDermitt,
1083:Imagination is like a muscle. I found out that the more I wrote, the bigger it got. ~ Philip Jos Farmer,
1084:Imagination ist alles. Es ist die vorschau des lebens auf die kommenden attraktionen. ~ Albert Einstein,
1085:I never in my wildest imagination dreamed that I would somehow become a sports commentator. ~ Joe Rogan,
1086:it is imagination which makes one a leader while the lack of it makes one a follower. ~ Neville Goddard,
1087:It was not my strength that wanted nursing, it was my imagination that wanted soothing. ~ Joseph Conrad,
1088:I've got research, I have my own life experience I can apply, and I have my imagination. ~ Chris Cooper,
1089:Leadership is mostly a power over imagination, and never more so than in combat. ~ Lois McMaster Bujold,
1090:Lila!” he said cheerfully. “So you aren’t a figment of my brother’s imagination after all. ~ V E Schwab,
1091:Literary imagination is an aesthetic object offered by a writer to a lover of books. ~ Gaston Bachelard,
1092:My dear, beautiful and imaginative things can be destroyed. Beauty and imagination cannot. ~ Alan Moore,
1093:Suspense is like a woman. The more left to the imagination, the more the excitement. ~ Alfred Hitchcock,
1094:The future is not there waiting for us. We create it by the power of imagination. ~ Vilayat Inayat Khan,
1095:the human imagination soon got caught up in the most ridiculous ichthyological fantasies. ~ Jules Verne,
1096:The more you know, the more you can create. There's no end to imagination in the kitchen. ~ Julia Child,
1097:The ocean stirs the heart, inspires the imagination and brings eternal joy to the soul. ~ Robert Wyland,
1098:To quote Mark Twain, “You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus. ~ Gary Klein,
1099:To those with the courage to stay on course, and those with the imagination to wander. ~ Sulari Gentill,
1100:Facts and ideas are dead in themselves and it is the imagination that gives life to them. ~ Sean Patrick,
1101:Growing older is mainly an ordeal of the imagination-a moral disease, a social pathology. ~ Susan Sontag,
1102:If you were smiling, what would that tell him about your composure in his imagination? ~ Claudia Rankine,
1103:Imagination is like a muscle. I found out that the more I wrote, the bigger it got. ~ Philip Jose Farmer,
1104:Imagination might not be limitless. It's still tethered to the universe of what we know. ~ Chang Rae Lee,
1105:Imagination might not be limitless. It's still tethered to the universe of what we know. ~ Chang rae Lee,
1106:I'm fairly certain. I could be some ghastly hallucination, a figment of my own imagination ~ Derek Landy,
1107:I really think one of the greatest allies you can have is the imagination of your audience. ~ Glenn Frey,
1108:It is, I admit, mere imagination; but how often is imagination the mother of truth? ~ Arthur Conan Doyle,
1109:It takes almost as much imagination to justify what you write as it does to write it. ~ Stephen Sondheim,
1110:I would like to be a figment of my own imagination, but belly and bowels will not permit. ~ Mason Cooley,
1111:Logic can take you from point A to point B. Imagination can take you wherever you want ~ Albert Einstein,
1112:Making peace with suffering shows we have no imagination and little spiritual purpose. ~ Shmuley Boteach,
1113:Never forget that the key of the situation lies in the will & not in the imagination. ~ Evelyn Underhill,
1114:No other image plagues the Congolese imagination as much as that of the Tutsi aggressor. ~ Jason Stearns,
1115:Some people have vivid imagination, some not so vivid, but everybody has vivid dreams. ~ Stephen LaBerge,
1116:The biggest obstacle to creativity is not a lack of imagination...but an abundance of fear. ~ Ken Farmer,
1117:The body was an organic machine, period, and God was a figment of its fitful imagination. ~ Paul Russell,
1118:The cinema is there to heighten the imagination; I have always tried to make sure it does so. ~ Ken Adam,
1119:The imagination needs moodling,--long, inefficient happy idling, dawdling and puttering. ~ Brenda Ueland,
1120:The music had to be rooted, and yet had to branch out,like the wild imagination of a child. ~ A R Rahman,
1121:Then I decided to draw from and on my own imagination, and everything came out perfect. ~ Jack Prelutsky,
1122:The simple truth is that interstellar distances will not fit into the human imagination. ~ Douglas Adams,
1123:Why does the eye see a thing more clearly in dreams than the imagination when awake? ~ Leonardo da Vinci,
1124:You could almost describe psychedelics as enzymes for the activity of the imagination. ~ Terence McKenna,
1125:You're a slave, a bound helpless slave to one thing in the world, your imagination. ~ F Scott Fitzgerald,
1126:Aedan had never felt embarrassed about his imagination. Without it there was no magic. ~ Jonathan Renshaw,
1127:An artist must have imagination. An artist who does not use his imagination is a mechanic. ~ Robert Henri,
1128:A note can be as small as a pin or as big as the world, it depends on your imagination. ~ Thelonious Monk,
1129:any image of Christ that exists today is nothing more than that product of human imagination. ~ Anonymous,
1130:Chess truly uncovers whether or not someone has imagination and takes initiative. ~ Christian Morgenstern,
1131:Great stories give us the grace of a mystical experience, on the level of the imagination. ~ Peter Kreeft,
1132:I also mistakenly believed that the scariest stories came from imagination, not real life. ~ Jodi Picoult,
1133:Imagination helps the realism of every detail, and only sees the beauties of the work. ~ Honore de Balzac,
1134:Imagination is more important than information.” Einstein said that, and he should know. ~ Robert Fulghum,
1135:It is the form the idea takes in the imagination rather than the form as it exists outside. ~ Arthur Dove,
1136:Learning is the new skill. Imagination, creation and asking new questions are at its core. ~ Sugata Mitra,
1137:Life is too short to be little. You must enlarge your imagination and then act on it. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
1138:Like most girls, her imagination carried her just as far as the altar and no further. ~ Margaret Mitchell,
1139:Manners are about imagination, ultimately. They are about imagining being the other person. ~ Lynne Truss,
1141:Marcus Aurelius once said that a person’s life is “dyed with the color of his imagination. ~ Sean Patrick,
1142:One's range [of ideas] is limited by one's interests and imagination and by one's passion. ~ Jasper Johns,
1143:Stop rehearsing life's failures. Use your beautiful imagination to visualize success. ~ Cheryl Richardson,
1144:Thanks to the imagination, there’s no end to things in this world that can trigger anxiety. ~ Ry Murakami,
1145:The artist who uses the least of what is called imagination will be the greatest. ~ Pierre Auguste Renoir,
1146:The eye sees a thing more clearly in dreams than the imagination awake. —Leonardo da Vinci ~ Raine Miller,
1147:The imagination equips us to perceive reality when it is not fully materialized. ~ Mary Caroline Richards,
1148:The imagination is a species of knowledge, knowledge that can take the form of discovery. ~ Cynthia Ozick,
1149:The imagination is a wonderful thing; it allows for all manner of undiscoverable sins. ~ Sarah Strohmeyer,
1150:The imagination is literally the workshop wherein are fashioned all plans created by man. ~ Napoleon Hill,
1151:The very idea beggared his imagination, but that only meant his imagination was too limited. ~ Will Wight,
1152:Thinking is different from perceiving and is held to be in part imagination, in part judgment ~ Aristotle,
1153:We say God and the imagination are one... How high that highest candle lights the dark. ~ Wallace Stevens,
1154:What is it in the actor, the stage, that casts so powerful a spell on the young imagination? ~ Joyce Cary,
1155:When you're young you have no worries, no drama, only your imagination. It's the best! ~ Devon Werkheiser,
1156:Where God thus clearly displays free mercy, have done with that empty imagination of merit. ~ John Calvin,
1157:You're a slave, a bound helpless slave to one thing in this world, your imagination. ~ F Scott Fitzgerald,
1158:Because they have so little, children must rely on imagination rather than experience. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt,
1159:But was anything in life, Anne asked herself wearily, like one's imagination of it? ~ Lucy Maud Montgomery,
1160:Circuses and elephants have been inseparable in the American imagination for nearly 150 years. ~ Anonymous,
1161:If you think things can't get worse, it's probably only because you lack sufficient imagination. ~ Unknown,
1162:I'm a writer of faith. I was raised Catholic, and I have a deeply Catholic imagination. ~ Julianna Baggott,
1163:I prefer images that are less specific, so there is room for everyone's imagination. ~ Robert Rauschenberg,
1164:It becomes an extension of your imagination to make something tangible and concrete. ~ Alfonso Gomez Rejon,
1165:It is hard to find romance in the present because there's nothing left to the imagination. ~ James McBride,
1166:It's all a question of imagination. Our responsibility begins with the power to imagine. ~ Haruki Murakami,
1167:Let her love God as He is in Himself, and not as her imagination says He is, and pictures Him. ~ A W Tozer,
1168:Music is about imagination. It's about thought. It's about creating something from nothing. ~ Glenn Branca,
1169:Nature's imagination is so boundless compared to our own meager human imagination. ~ James Francis Cameron,
1170:Painting must be fertile. It must give birth to a world.. must fertilize the imagination. ~ Joan Miro,
1171:Pragmatism is nothing without imagination; and imagination is wasted without pragmatism ~ Robert Holdstock,
1172:Right now I feel certain that my imagination is much more dangerous than any of his truths. ~ Tahereh Mafi,
1173:Shame can kill the imagination. It's hard to keep writing in the face of cultural derision. ~ Eloisa James,
1174:So many of our failures, and some of our successes, are in fact failures of the imagination. ~ Neel Burton,
1175:The best travel is that which one can take by one's own fireside. In memory or imagination. ~ George Eliot,
1176:Wasn't writing a kind of soaring, an achievable form of flight, of fancy, of the imagination? ~ Ian McEwan,
1177:Wasn't writing a kind of soaring, an achievable form of flight, of fancy, of the imagination? ~ Ian Mcewan,
1178:What if imagination and art are not frosting at all, but the fountainhead of human experience? ~ Rollo May,
1179:What is poetry? The suggestion, by the imagination, of noble grounds for the noble emotions. ~ John Ruskin,
1180:When you learn that you can trust life, life will deliver treasures beyond your imagination. ~ Debbie Ford,
1181:Woman is the sun, an extraordinary creature, one that makes the imagination gallop. ~ Marcello Mastroianni,
1182:But see that the imagination of nature is far, far greater than the imagination of man. ~ Richard P Feynman,
1183:Dance form is logical, but it is all in the realm of feeling, sensitivity and imagination. ~ Doris Humphrey,
1184:Her sex life was non-existent in the real world. In her imagination, however, it had flourished. ~ J R Ward,
1185:Idealism is the death of the body and the imagination. All but freedom, utter freedom, is death ~ Anais Nin,
1186:Idealism is the death of the body and the imagination. All but freedom, utter freedom, is death ~ Ana s Nin,
1187:I knew I had to live because, well, I didn't have the imagination to think otherwise. ~ Porochista Khakpour,
1188:Imagination, devotion, perseverance, together with divine grace, will assure your success. ~ Haile Selassie,
1189:in the presence of extraordinary actuality, consciousness takes the place of imagination. ~ Wallace Stevens,
1190:Isn't violence a failure of the imagination, after all? And that failure, isn't it stupidity? ~ Jeet Thayil,
1191:It's amazing what you can do with an E in A-Level art, a twisted imagination and a chainsaw. ~ Damien Hirst,
1192:Lilly says I have an overactive imagination and a pathological need to invent drama in my life. ~ Meg Cabot,
1193:Man's body is faulty, his mind untrustworthy, but his imagination has made him remarkable. ~ John Masefield,
1194:Misinformation about rattlesnakes is a leitmotiv of the insomniac imagination in Los Angeles. ~ Joan Didion,
1195:Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed. The imagination must be given not wings but weights. ~ Henry Adams,
1196:No man can avail himself of the forces of his creative imagination, while dissipating them. ~ Napoleon Hill,
1197:Reality provides us with facts so romantic that imagination itself could add nothing to them. ~ Jules Verne,
1198:Solitude is as needful to the imagination as society is wholesome for the character. ~ James Russell Lowell,
1199:The eternal gulf between being and idea can only be bridged by the rainbow of imagination. ~ Johan Huizinga,
1200:The fanciful imagination of authors, a class done away with for all the trouble they inspired. ~ Hugh Howey,
1201:The function of the artist is to organize the facets of life according to his imagination. ~ Romare Bearden,
1202:The game I play is a very interesting one. It's imagination, in a tight straightjacket. ~ Richard P Feynman,
1203:The imagination is the secret and marrow of civilization. It is the very eye of faith. ~ Henry Ward Beecher,
1204:The realities of the world seldom measure up to the sublime designs of human imagination. ~ Bryant H McGill,
1205:There are three things you need to live abundantly: awareness, imagination and gratitude. ~ Sonia Choquette,
1206:We overstate the ills of life, and take Imagination... down our earth to rake. ~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning,
1207:When you become the image of your own imagination, it's the most powerful thing you could ever do. ~ RuPaul,
1208:While the world of reality has its limits, the world of your imagination is without boundaries ~ Wayne Dyer,
1209:Why does the eye see a thing more clearly in dreams than the imagination when awake?
   ~ Leonardo da Vinci,
1210:An innately sensitive man who has no imagination could, nevertheless write admirable novels. ~ Marcel Proust,
1211:A photograph gives us the naked truth,which has to be clothed by the imagination. ~ Francis Meadow Sutcliffe,
1212:Being twenty years old, I naturally had a wild imagination and a tender heart. ~ Wladyslaw Stanislaw Reymont,
1213:Books force you to give something back to them, to exercise your intelligence and imagination. ~ Paul Auster,
1214:But Charlie could imagine, because he was a Beta Male, and imagination was his curse.... ~ Christopher Moore,
1215:Charles Lutwidge Dodgson's life in space-time colored his liberated life of the imagination. ~ Lewis Carroll,
1216:For a second, she thought her imagination had conjured him, a centaur, untamed and magnificent. ~ Stacy Finz,
1217:For me, my travels have been the chance to go to a place that already exists in my imagination. ~ Hugo Pratt,
1218:If the reporter has killed our imagination with his truth, he threatens our life with his lies. ~ Karl Kraus,
1219:Illusion throughout is illusion. There is no end to it, just as there is no end to imagination. ~ Meher Baba,
1220:Imagination takes the stuff of observation and experience and recombines them into something new ~ Anonymous,
1221:In all forms of magick, the imagination or image-making faculty is the most important factor ~ Kenneth Grant,
1222:Jealousy is a kind of Civil War in the Soul, where Judgment and Imagination are at perpetual Jars. ~ Various,
1223:People don't want to see clothes, they want to see something that fuels the imagination. ~ Alexander McQueen,
1224:Romances serve but to feed the imagination of the young; they add nothing to the sum of truth. ~ Kate Chopin,
1225:The game I play is a very interesting one. It's imagination, in a tight straightjacket. ~ Richard P Feynman,
1226:There aren't enough hours in the day for me to create the stories my imagination is holding. ~ Laurie Bowler,
1227:This was no figment of his imagination.
This was flesh, blood and pure sin in a dress. ~ Savannah Stuart,
1228:Through imagination, we can visualize the uncredited worlds of potential that lie within us. ~ Stephen Covey,
1229:What gods are there, what gods have there ever been, that were not from man's imagination? ~ Joseph Campbell,
1230:When something is such a creative medium as the web, the limits to it are our imagination. ~ Tim Berners Lee,
1231:You want to see what this is like? Then please don’t use your imagination. Use experience. ~ Debra Anastasia,
1232:Anger or revolt that does not get into the muscles remains a figment of the imagination. ~ Simone de Beauvoir,
1233:As Proust once said, classically beautiful women should be left to men without imagination. ~ Alain de Botton,
1234:But imagination is so often no match for the absurdity, the randomness, the tragedy of reality. ~ Leila Sales,
1235:Closed in a room, my imagination becomes the universe, and the rest of the world is missing out. ~ Criss Jami,
1236:Everything great that ever happened in this world happened first in somebody’s imagination. ~ Astrid Lindgren,
1237:I don't understand the process of imagination-though I know that I am very much at its mercy. ~ Joseph Heller,
1238:Imagination is to love what gas is to the balloon-that which raises it from earth. ~ Letitia Elizabeth Landon,
1239:I think really what unites psychedelic people is the faith in the power of the imagination. ~ Terence McKenna,
1240:It turned out that a person could miss someone she had never met, except in her imagination. ~ Lena Andersson,
1241:It would be a bitter cosmic joke if we destroy ourselves due to atrophy of the imagination. ~ Martha Gellhorn,
1242:Obviously the imagination is fueled by emotions beyond the control of the conscious mind. ~ Joyce Carol Oates,
1243:Peellaert's comic strips were the literature of intelligence, imagination and romanticism. ~ Federico Fellini,
1244:People don't have the imagination to understand politicians. People are too innocent ~ Halld r Kiljan Laxness,
1245:Taste is nothing but an enlarged capacity for receiving pleasure from works of imagination. ~ William Hazlitt,
1246:The American political imagination has become as narrow as the gap between rich and poor is wide. ~ Anonymous,
1247:Violence is the power of the state; imagination and non-violence the power of civil society. ~ Rebecca Solnit,
1248:When I was on my own in a hotel room in Romania, I had the imagination to keep myself occupied. ~ Rhona Mitra,
1249:When you see something impossible, this is often because you have a limited imagination! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
1250:Animals fight to save their bodies. Humans curse to defend their imagination of themselves ~ Devdutt Pattanaik,
1251:A woman filled with faith in the one she loves is the creation of a novelist's imagination. ~ Honore de Balzac,
1252:Bricks without straw are more easily made than imagination without memories,’ said Lord Dunsany. ~ Neil Gaiman,
1253:Culture belongs to the imagination; to judge it rationally is to misunderstand its function. ~ G Willow Wilson,
1254:Do not quench your inspiration and your imagination; do not become the slave of your model. ~ Vincent Van Gogh,
1255:I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the heart's affections, and the truth of imagination. ~ John Keats,
1256:I have found that-- just as in real life--imagination sometimes has to stand in for experience. ~ Steve Martin,
1257:It's a total failure of the Western imagination that the only enemy they can see is Adolph Hitler. ~ Tariq Ali,
1258:It's beyond imagination until you actually get up and see it and experience it and feel it. ~ William C McCool,
1259:Mythology is the song. Its the flight of the imagination inspired by the energy of the body. ~ Joseph Campbell,
1260:Philosophers' Syndrome: mistaking a failure of the imagination for an insight into necessity. ~ Daniel Dennett,
1261:Shakespeare is a drunken savage with some imagination whose plays please only in London and Canada. ~ Voltaire,
1262:The Christian should be the man with the flaming imagination and the beauty of creation. ~ Francis A Schaeffer,
1263:The first piece of music that captured my imagination was probably Ray Charles Live At Newport. ~ Van Morrison,
1264:the good reader is one who has imagination, memory, a dictionary, and some artistic sense–- ~ Vladimir Nabokov,
1265:The idea that things must have a beginning is really due to the poverty of our imagination. ~ Bertrand Russell,
1266:The imagination is to the effect as the shadow to the opaque body which causes the shadow. ~ Leonardo da Vinci,
1267:Through imagination, we can visualize the uncredited worlds of potential that lie within us. ~ Stephen R Covey,
1268:Your imagination creates the inner picture that allows you to participate in the act of creation. ~ Wayne Dyer,
1269:Experiment is the only means of knowledge at our disposal. Everything else is poetry, imagination. ~ Max Planck,
1270:For Christians, whose largest investment is in the invisible, imagination is indispensable. ~ Eugene H Peterson,
1271:I always wanted to ride a dragon myself, so I decided to do this for a year in my imagination. ~ Cornelia Funke,
1272:Imagination was all very well in the daylight, but it was an uncomfortable thing late at night. ~ Lauren Willig,
1273:I think Nature's imagination is so much greater than man's, she's never gonna let us relax! ~ Richard P Feynman,
1274:It is often simply from lack of creative imagination that we do not go far enough in suffering. ~ Marcel Proust,
1275:I tried to close my imagination, but it stayed open like a book that has been read too often. ~ Christie Watson,
1276:Juan Diego lived there, in the past—reliving, in his imagination, the losses that had marked him. ~ John Irving,
1277:Keep the imagination sane--that is one of the truest conditions of communion with heaven. ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne,
1278:La politique au milieu des intérêts d'imagination, c'est un coup de pistolet au milieu d'un concert. ~ Stendhal,
1279:L'imagination est une force première. Elle doit naître dans la solitude de l'être imaginant. ~ Gaston Bachelard,
1280:Literature is the province of imagination, and stories, in whatever guise, are meditations on life. ~ Paula Fox,
1281:Must then a Christ perish in torment in every age to save those that have no imagination. ~ George Bernard Shaw,
1282:Right now I can't even control my own imagination as it grips my hair and drags me into the dark ~ Tahereh Mafi,
1283:The imagination is unleashed by constraints. You break out of the box by stepping into shackles. ~ Jonah Lehrer,
1284:The imagination will not perform until it has been flooded by a vast torrent of reading. - 27-66 AD ~ Petronius,
1285:There are many ways to be free. One of them is to transcend reality by imagination, as I try to do. ~ Anais Nin,
1286:There are many ways to be free. One of them is to transcend reality by imagination, as I try to do. ~ Ana s Nin,
1287:They have no imagination. A tail is just a tail to them, just a little something extra in the back. ~ A A Milne,
1288:to liberate the potential of your mind, body and soul, you must first expand your imagination. ~ Robin S Sharma,
1289:To write is to feel the dance of your soul swirling in a dream that drips imagination onto paper. ~ DiAnn Mills,
1290:Try drawing or painting a scene you're working on. Often this will help free up you imagination. ~ Kevin Henkes,
1291:Usually, the main problem with life conundrums is that we don't bring to them enough imagination ~ Thomas Moore,
1292:What we consider imagination is a reality in some form on levels beyond the normal sensory world. ~ Ted Andrews,
1293:What you contemplate, you touch. What you enter into in imagination, you make yourself one with. ~ Dion Fortune,
1294:Your imagination needs o be broken in, I think, to become anywhere near as weird as the world. ~ Alexander Chee,
1295:All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry. ~ Edgar Allan Poe,
1296:Animal fight to defend their bodies. Humans curse to defend their imagination of themselves. ~ Devdutt Pattanaik,
1297:As cities grow and technology takes over the world belief and imagination fade away and so do we. ~ Julie Kagawa,
1298:Because fear kills everything," Mo had once told her. "Your mind, your heart, your imagination. ~ Cornelia Funke,
1299:Books give a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything. ~ Plato,
1300:Experience, the only logic sure to convince a diseased imagination and restore it to rugged health. ~ Mark Twain,
1301:It has that thing - the imagination, and the feeling of happy excitement- I knew when I was a kid. ~ Walt Disney,
1302:It is rarely that the pleasures of the imagination will compensate for the pain of sleeplessness, ~ Thomas Hardy,
1303:It is rarely that the pleasures of the imagination will compensate for the pain of sleeplessness. ~ Thomas Hardy,
1304:Jumping to conclusions is a safer sport in the world of our imagination than it is in reality. ~ Daniel Kahneman,
1305:Learn to foster an ardent imagination; so shall you descry beauty which others passed unheeded. ~ Norman Douglas,
1306:Memory, language, imagination, and reasoning are leading participants in cultural processes, ~ Ant nio R Dam sio,
1307:Of course imagination is the beginning of creation. Without imagination there can be no creation. ~ Pearl S Buck,
1308:Philosophers' Syndrome: mistaking a failure of the imagination for an insight into necessity. ~ Daniel C Dennett,
1309:Politics in the middle of things of the imagination is like a pistol shot in the middle of a concert. ~ Stendhal,
1310:So much of love is imagination -- its over-activity, its over-ambition, its over-the-top faith. ~ Gerry LaFemina,
1311:the more ships have grown in size and consequence, the less space they take up in our imagination. ~ Rose George,
1312:There comes a moment... When imagination gives out and Reality leaps forth. It is frightful! ~ August Strindberg,
1313:Where my reason, imagination or interest were not engaged, I would not or I could not learn. ~ Winston Churchill,
1314:Your Imagination is YOU yourself, and the world as your Imagination sees it is the real world. ~ Neville Goddard,
1315:Your imagination needs to be broken in, I think, to become anywhere near as weird as the world. ~ Alexander Chee,
1316:Although I've always been easily led by my imagination, I was, and I remain, a rational person. ~ Jostein Gaarder,
1317:A ray of imagination or of wisdom may enlighten the universe, and glow into remotest centuries. ~ George Berkeley,
1318:A writer’s unconscious is difficult to read, but the imagination is rooted in the unconscious. ~ Christopher Bram,
1319:. . . banishing his desires to the realm of the imagination, where they couldn't do any harm. ~ Kristen Roupenian,
1320:Beauty is found in anything that delights the senses, nourishes the soul, fires the imagination. ~ Thomas Kinkade,
1321:Can art be completely invented? It's a matter of shaping reality with the help of imagination. ~ Aharon Appelfeld,
1322:frowned at the thought that one’s imagination is never strong enough to plan as well as one ought. ~ Jodi Daynard,
1323:I always have this imagination, something I want to use. I don't understand the idea of leisure time. ~ Cher Wang,
1324:I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the Heart's affections and the truth of the Imagination. ~ John Keats,
1325:I believe in the imagination. What I cannot see is infinitely more important than what I can see. ~ Duane Michals,
1326:If you do not see great riches in your imagination, you will never see them in your bank balance. ~ Napoleon Hill,
1327:Imagination in the child is powerful. Reading and laughter and love are essential in our lives. ~ Malachy McCourt,
1328:Imagination is not to be divorced from the facts. It is a way of illuminating the facts. ~ Alfred North Whitehead,
1329:Imagination is the real and eternal world of which this vegetable universe is but a faint shadow. ~ William Blake,
1330:It is only when memory is filtered through imagination that the films we make will have real depth. ~ Louis Malle,
1331:My best investment is my imagination because it has never failed to bring me my greatest return. ~ Randy Castillo,
1332:My imagination lives and breathes between the pages" – Jaime Guerard, author of The Awaken Series ~ Jaime Guerard,
1333:nothing is original. steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination ~ Jim Jarmusch,
1334:Our imagination is so poor that we haven’t even imagined what it would be like to have imagination. ~ Neel Burton,
1335:Peace can only be found in what your extraordinary imagination has defined as an ordinary life. ~ Shannon L Alder,
1336:That there were other worlds, invisible, unknown, beyond imagination even, was a revelation to him. ~ Kim Edwards,
1337:The illusion of magic is an idealistic fantasy; it exists only in the imagination of the spectator. ~ Paul LePaul,
1338:The imagination, give it the least license, dives deeper and soars higher than Nature goes. ~ Henry David Thoreau,
1339:The most marvelous experience of life is to transform life according to reality, not imagination. ~ Vernon Howard,
1340:Two hallmarks of a healthy life are the abilities to love and to work. Each requires imagination. ~ Sigmund Freud,
1341:We are more often frightened than hurt; and we suffer more from imagination than from reality. ~ Seneca the Elder,
1342:We miss the real by lack of attention, and create the unreal by excess of imagination. ~ Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj,
1343:When we read a book, our most essential trait - imagination - is given the opportunity to soar. ~ Saint Augustine,
1344:A fanatical imagination cannot regard God as just unless he is represented as infinitely cruel. ~ George Santayana,
1345:Cosmology and neuropsychology have absurdity in common. The raw facts are strange beyond imagination. ~ Paul Broks,
1346:Einstein also said that ‘Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.’” He ~ Ellery Adams,
1347:Every man loves two women;the one is the creation of his imagination and the other is not yet born ~ Khalil Gibran,
1348:I deserved to find pleasure that surpassed my imagination, better than any I had experienced. ~ Eric Jerome Dickey,
1349:I discovered that my imagination came alive when I moved away from the immediate world around me. ~ Kazuo Ishiguro,
1350:I imagined, too. And so imagination became my nemesis; my mind created monsters out of nothing. ~ Samantha Shannon,
1351:I love the paranormal, because there, every genre I write can become one beacon for my imagination. ~ Leslie Banks,
1352:Imagination is not a means of making money. It has no place in the vocabulary of profit-making. ~ Ursula K Le Guin,
1353:industry history shows, new market spaces are being created every day and are fluid with imagination. ~ W Chan Kim,
1354:In our exterior life, we can be only one person. But in our imagination, we can be anyone, anywhere. ~ Janet Fitch,
1355:I try to distract myself from reality by wielding an active imagination. Then I have nightmares. ~ Donna Lynn Hope,
1356:Le démon ne peut rien sur la volonté, très peu sur l'intelligence et tout sur l'imagination. ~ Joris Karl Huysmans,
1357:Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. ~ Jim Jarmusch,
1358:Private life, book life, took place where words met imagination without passing through the world. ~ Annie Dillard,
1359:That is why the human race is dying—too limited an imagination. No thought for the consequences. ~ Jeff VanderMeer,
1360:That which dominates our imagination and our thoughts will determine our life and character. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
1361:The best in this kind are but shadows, and the worst are no worse if imagination amend them. ~ William Shakespeare,
1362:The guitar is your first wings. It's assigned and designed to unfold your vision and imagination. ~ Carlos Santana,
1363:...the imagination is unleashed by constraints. You break out of the box by stepping into shackles. ~ Jonah Lehrer,
1364:The world of literature is a world where there is no reality except that of the human imagination. ~ Northrop Frye,
1365:Things seemed to go back and forth between reality and imagination--except that it was all reality. ~ Gary Paulsen,
1366:Were it not for imagination a man would be as happy in the arms of a chambermaid as of a duchess. ~ Samuel Johnson,
1367:What good was escaping into one's imagination if the world's problems came along for the ride? ~ Kristi Ann Hunter,
1368:What you contemplate, you touch. What you enter into in imagination, you make yourself one with.
   ~ Dion Fortune,
1369:When he has cleansed away the most mysterious sights (of his imagination), he can become without a flaw. ~ Lao Tzu,
1370:Without the aid of the imagination all the pleasures of the senses must sink into grossness. ~ Mary Wollstonecraft,
1371:Your imagination is everything. It is a preview of life’s coming attractions. ALBERT  EINSTEIN ~ Terri Savelle Foy,
1372:Because of my faith and my imagination, I was able to enjoy my childhood, even though it was tough. ~ Donna Brazile,
1373:Better to be caught in sudden, complete catastrophe than to be gnawed by the cancer of imagination. ~ Yukio Mishima,
1374:But why? What earthly benefit can accrue from such a crime—even in the most diseased imagination? ~ Agatha Christie,
1375:Creativity involves putting your imagination to work. In a sense, creativity is applied imagination. ~ Ken Robinson,
1376:Fiction is not imagination. It is what anticipates imagination by giving it the form of reality. ~ Jean Baudrillard,
1377:For me, the arts are just an endless source of intelligence, brilliance, imagination, and originality. ~ Gail Levin,
1378:[History is] a tyranny over the souls of the dead - and so the imagination of the living. ~ William Carlos Williams,
1379:I love the opportunity to just let my imagination run riot! Non-fiction can be very restrictive. ~ Raymond Buckland,
1380:Imagination applied to the whole world is vapid in comparison to imagination applied to a detail. ~ Wallace Stevens,
1381:Imagination is better than a sharp instrument. To pay attention, this is our endless and proper work. ~ Mary Oliver,
1382:Imagination offers people consolation for what they cannot be, and humor for what they actually are. ~ Albert Camus,
1383:I'm not a writer. Ernest Hemingway was a writer. I just have a vivid imagination and type 90 WPM. ~ Tiffany Madison,
1384:Is it not a great temptation to be so valiant in imagination and so cowardly in execution? ~ Saint Francis de Sales,
1385:I would love to be able to write a tragedy in my imagination--it would turn into a masterpiece. ~ Franz Grillparzer,
1386:My existence was beginning to cause me serious concern. Was I a mere figment of the imagination? ~ Jean Paul Sartre,
1387:Neither your mother nor I have any imagination at all and we certainly didn't bring you up to have one ~ John Boyne,
1388:Science fiction really is the only genre that lets you use your imagination without limitations. ~ Steven Spielberg,
1389:The approach required more persistence than imagination, but it produced remarkable results. ~ Siddhartha Mukherjee,
1390:The beauty which strikes the senses merely, the imagination, and that which is called "intelligence," is ~ Voltaire,
1391:Those who take orders usually run at half speed, underutilizing their imagination and initiative. ~ L David Marquet,
1392:Truly to appreciate what fossils are requires a leap of imagination he was not capable of making. ~ Tracy Chevalier,
1393:We can live with lots of things, but we can't live without imagination, we can't live without hope. ~ Ariel Dorfman,
1394:Well, I think that as a country, we've drifted away from appreciating the importance of imagination. ~ Terry Brooks,
1395:When you start to develop your powers of empathy and imagination, the whole world opens up to you. ~ Susan Sarandon,
1396:You know what’s better than building things up in your imagination? Building things up in real life. ~ Ryan Holiday,
1397:You must give everything to make your life as beautiful as the dreams that dance in your imagination. ~ Roman Payne,
1398:...You see, in the morning I always practice imagination for an hour or two. It does me lots of good. ~ Jane Bowles,
1399:After all, we did not invent symbolism; it is a universal age-old activity of the human imagination. ~ Sigmund Freud,
1400:And one day the mind leaps from imagination to hallucination, and the congregant hears God, sees God. ~ Oliver Sacks,
1401:Cowardice... is almost always simply a lack of ability to suspend functioning of the imagination. ~ Ernest Hemingway,
1402:Everyone has his own imagination of God. It is best if everyone is left to his own imagination. ~ Hazrat Inayat Khan,
1403:Everything that fed my energy and imagination is something that I'm disinclined to speak about. ~ Andrey Zvyagintsev,
1404:Her imagination was by habit ridiculously active; when the door was not open it jumped out the window. ~ Henry James,
1405:how futile is man's poor, weak imagination by comparison with Nature's incredible genius. And ~ Edgar Rice Burroughs,
1406:Life is not so bad if you have plenty of luck, a good physique and not too much imagination. ~ Christopher Isherwood,
1407:Look, he said to his imagination, if this is how you're going to behave, I shan't bring you again. ~ Terry Pratchett,
1408:Look, he said to his imagination, if this is how you’re going to behave, I shan’t bring you again. ~ Terry Pratchett,
1409:Music has the capacity to touch the innermost reaches of the soul and music gives flight to the imagination. ~ Plato,
1410:Nature and the imagination seem to be the precursors to involvement in the psychedelic experience. ~ Terence McKenna,
1411:Our vision is only actionable if we share it. Without sharing, it’s just a figment of our imagination. ~ Simon Sinek,
1412:Quand on a pas d'imagination, mourir c'est peu de choses, quand on en a, mourir c'est trop. ~ Louis Ferdinand C line,
1413:The great requisite for the prosperous management of ordinary business is the want of imagination. ~ William Hazlitt,
1414:The improviser has to understand that his first skill lies in releasing his partner’s imagination. ~ Keith Johnstone,
1415:They must be true because, if they were not true, no one would have the imagination to invent them. ~ Robert Kanigel,
1416:A daily dose of daydreaming heals the heart, soothes the soul, and strengthens the imagination. ~ Richelle E Goodrich,
1417:Castle is a guy living in a fantasy world. He's in his imagination, writing these stories of murder. ~ Nathan Fillion,
1418:Don’t let your imagination run away with you...” But why would you not when the reality was so awful? ~ Kate Atkinson,
1419:George has only got to ring me. His imagination is so wonderful, I'd do any character he might create. ~ Peter Mayhew,
1420:I believe this notion of separation of church and state was the figment of some infidel's imagination. ~ W A Criswell,
1421:I don’t believe in ghosts,” Taylor said. “Of course you don’t. You’re American. Lacking in imagination. ~ J T Ellison,
1422:I have been afraid all my life that I am going to die. All my life it has been stuffed in my imagination ~ Patty Duke,
1423:I love working with technology because it allows me to follow my imagination and to invent new things. ~ Tod Machover,
1424:Imagination is nothing more than sensory states. Learn to go beyond an idea by feeling its reality. ~ Neville Goddard,
1425:Imagination is not the exclusive appanage of artists, but belongs in varying degrees to all men. ~ George Henry Lewes,
1426:Imagination is the golden-eyed monster that never sleeps. It must be fed; it cannot be ignored. ~ Patricia A McKillip,
1427:Imagination is the most marvelous, miraculous, inconceivably powerful force the world has ever known. ~ Napoleon Hill,
1428:Only in relation to our imagination can things be called beautiful or ugly, well-ordered or confused ~ Baruch Spinoza,
1429:Space and time are figments of you're imagination, unless the guy you're flying next to won't shut up. ~ Dov Davidoff,
1430:The basis of action is lack of imagination. It is the last resource of those who know not how to dream. ~ Oscar Wilde,
1431:The only trouble with this world today lies in our lack of understanding of the power of imagination. ~ Napoleon Hill,
1432:The world of imagination is thought implicit, the world of thought, so called, is thought explicit. ~ R G Collingwood,
1433:Whatever we fix our thoughts upon or steadily focus our imagination upon, that is what we attract. ~ Claude M Bristol,
1434:what sphinx of cement and aluminium bashed open their skulls and ate up their brains and imagination ~ Allen Ginsberg,
1435:When you spend time worrying, you’re simply using your imagination to create things you don’t want. ~ Shannon L Alder,
1436:Conceive. That is the word that means both the beginning in imagination and the end in creation. ~ George Bernard Shaw,
1437:Cultivating your imagination is vital to shaping your life; and faith is a big part of doing that. ~ Terri Savelle Foy,
1438:Even though godlike in his imagination, he still lacks the earthy self-confidence of a simple shepherd. ~ Karen Horney,
1439:Experiences aren't pornographic; only images and representations - structures of the imagination - are. ~ Susan Sontag,
1440:For those without money, the road to the treasure house of the imagination begins at the public library. ~ Pete Hamill,
1441:Funk is the unending cycle of life. It's the ultimate concept—wherever your imagination will take it. ~ Xenobia Bailey,
1442:Imagination is a good servant, and a bad master. The simplest explanation is always the most likely. ~ Agatha Christie,
1443:Imagination is as close as we will ever be to godhead . . . for in imagination, we can create wonders. ~ Chris Wooding,
1444:Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.” Albert Einstein (1879–1955) ~ Rhonda Byrne,
1445:Imagination is highly suspect. Reality is what is beautiful. But we are blind to it because it is familiar. ~ Mal Peet,
1446:Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world. ~ Albert Einstein,
1447:Logic will get you from point A to point B. Imagination and hard work will take you everywhere else. ~ Albert Einstein,
1448:[M]iracle presents … the sorcery of the imagination, which satisfies … all the wishes of the heart. ~ Ludwig Feuerbach,
1449:My imagination makes me human and makes me a fool; it gives me all the world and exiles me from it. ~ Ursula K Le Guin,
1450:Null Spot the Destroyer still had an imagination full of bad ideas and a pocket full of stupid to spend. ~ Bobby Adair,
1451:Ridicule is a terrible witherer of the flower of imagination. It binds us where we should be free. ~ Madeleine L Engle,
1452:The past is nothing more than the present romanticized, while the future is history with imagination. ~ Scott Wilbanks,
1453:There are no days in life so memorable as those which vibrate to some stroke of the imagination. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
1454:There's nothing like a shipwreck to spark the imagination of everyone who was not on that specific ship. ~ Jon Stewart,
1455:We are not to tell nature what she’s gotta be... She's always got better imagination than we have. ~ Richard P Feynman,
1456:We balance probabilities and choose the most likely. It is the scientific use of the imagination. ~ Arthur Conan Doyle,
1457:were like plaque in the arteries of the imagination, they clogged the sense of what was possible. Maybe ~ Ellen Datlow,
1458:we should emphasize that the narrative of Scripture is a primary fund for the Christian imagination. ~ James K A Smith,
1459:You're only limited by your passion and your imagination. Be open to the possibilities, take chances. ~ Kathleen Flinn,
1460:A lady's imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment. ~ Jane Austen,
1461:Beauty is equal parts flesh and imagination: we imbue it with our dreams, saturate it with our longings. ~ Nancy Etcoff,
1462:Elsewhere, on worlds designed with less imagination, the needle turns because of the love of iron. At ~ Terry Pratchett,
1463:For the first time in history we can work backward from our imagination rather than forward from our past. ~ Gary Hamel,
1464:Fuck all of you," John retorded. "You don't even exist. We're all just a figment of my cock's imagination. ~ David Wong,
1465:Her imagination was such that she could hear the song of the bird when it was still but a yolk in an egg. ~ Dean Koontz,
1466:How do we know imagination isn't just a different way of knowing something? A message from outside. ~ Stephanie S Tolan,
1467:How far can your imagination take you? I don't know. That's up to you, but I think you should find out. ~ Destiny Booze,
1468:I ask him to sanctify my imagination and help me experience the real Jesus “with all five senses.” The ~ Gregory A Boyd,
1469:I enjoy working on a movie that lets your imagination run wild, it’s great to be a part of and watch. ~ Chris Hemsworth,
1470:If you stretch your imagination, I'll tell you all a tale, about a time when everything wasn't up for sale. ~ Tom Petty,
1471:I have no imagination about holidays, vacations, or retiring life. I can't imagine about those things. ~ Yohji Yamamoto,
1472:I just had a crazy, wild imagination all my life, and science fiction is the greatest outlet for me. ~ Steven Spielberg,
1473:Imagination is the power that enables us to empathize with humans whose experiences we have never shared. ~ J K Rowling,
1474:Imagination judges the future by the past, but concerns itself with the future more than with the past. ~ Napoleon Hill,
1475:Let the villages of the future live in our imagination, so that we might one day come to live in them! ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
1476:My imagination makes me human and makes me a fool; it gives me all the world, and exiles me from it. ~ Ursula K Le Guin,
1477:Nothing is impossible. With so many people saying it couldn't be done, all it takes is an imagination. ~ Michael Phelps,
1478:People of a lively imagination are generally curious, and always so when a little in love. ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow,
1479:Reading is an activity of the imagination, and the imagination in question is not the writer's alone. ~ Thomas C Foster,
1480:reading is an activity of the imagination, and the imagination in question is not the writer’s alone. ~ Thomas C Foster,
1481:The greatest secret of a powerful memory is to bring information to life with your endless imagination. ~ Kevin Horsley,
1482:The imagination is not an escape, but a return to the richness of our true selves; a return to reality. ~ George MacKay,
1483:The imagination is the workshop of the soul, where are shaped all the plans for individual achievement. ~ Napoleon Hill,
1484:There is hope in dreams, imagination, and in the courage of those who wish to make those dreams a reality. ~ Jonas Salk,
1485:War is a kind of superstition, the pageantry of arms and badges corrupts the imagination of men. ~ Percy Bysshe Shelley,
1486:When you believe in what you're doing and use your imagination and initiative, you can make a difference. ~ Samuel Dash,
1487:With the help of our imagination, we have succeeded to create a new universe within this universe! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
1488:Women have much more heart and much more imagination than men; hence, fancy often allures them. ~ Alphonse de Lamartine,
1489:A howling wilderness does not howl: it is the imagination of the traveler that does the howling. - ~ Henry David Thoreau,
1490:A lady's imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony, in a moment. I ~ Anonymous,
1491:A lady's imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony, in a moment. ~ Jane Austen,
1492:A lady’s imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony, in a moment. ~ Jane Austen,
1493:Don't allow your imagination to colour events as lesser men would, and see movement in motionless things. ~ Chris Murray,
1494:In some respects, though not many, the waiting was worse than the tunnel itself. Imagination was a killer. ~ Tim O Brien,
1495:Intelligence is composed mostly of imagination, insight, things that have nothing to do with reason. ~ Vivienne Westwood,
1496:I shall become as complete a stranger as the unknown drama sleeping in the limbo of a novelist’s imagination ~ L on Bloy,
1497:Sometimes, though, imagination coupled with a seemingly endless budget can drive a person a little crazy. ~ Dan Washburn,
1498:The future of every community lies in capturing the passion, imagination, and resources of its people. ~ Ernesto Sirolli,
1499:The imagination is a horrible thing when it’s preoccupied with exactly how someone might try to kill you. ~ Bill Browder,
1500:The lack of imagination or invention most people display in naming pussies is almost beyond credence. ~ Carl Van Vechten,

IN CHAPTERS [50/729]

  293 Integral Yoga
   65 Occultism
   62 Poetry
   57 Fiction
   43 Philosophy
   39 Christianity
   35 Psychology
   12 Yoga
   11 Mysticism
   6 Integral Theory
   5 Science
   5 Hinduism
   4 Sufism
   3 Education
   2 Baha i Faith
   1 Theosophy
   1 Mythology
   1 Alchemy

  205 Sri Aurobindo
  137 The Mother
   73 Satprem
   55 Nolini Kanta Gupta
   48 H P Lovecraft
   30 Carl Jung
   21 Aleister Crowley
   19 Plotinus
   16 William Wordsworth
   13 A B Purani
   11 Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
   11 Aldous Huxley
   10 William Butler Yeats
   10 Franz Bardon
   9 Plato
   9 Percy Bysshe Shelley
   8 Saint Augustine of Hippo
   8 John Keats
   8 James George Frazer
   7 Saint Teresa of Avila
   6 Swami Vivekananda
   5 Sri Ramana Maharshi
   5 Sri Ramakrishna
   5 Jordan Peterson
   4 Jorge Luis Borges
   4 Henry David Thoreau
   4 Friedrich Nietzsche
   3 Robert Browning
   3 Nirodbaran
   3 Al-Ghazali
   2 Swami Sivananda Saraswati
   2 Swami Krishnananda
   2 Saint John of Climacus
   2 Rudolf Steiner
   2 Peter J Carroll
   2 Jalaluddin Rumi
   2 George Van Vrekhem
   2 Edgar Allan Poe
   2 Baha u llah

   48 Lovecraft - Poems
   39 The Synthesis Of Yoga
   21 Letters On Yoga IV
   19 The Life Divine
   17 Essays In Philosophy And Yoga
   16 Wordsworth - Poems
   16 Magick Without Tears
   15 Savitri
   15 Record of Yoga
   14 Questions And Answers 1953
   14 Mysterium Coniunctionis
   13 Evening Talks With Sri Aurobindo
   12 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 07
   11 The Perennial Philosophy
   11 Questions And Answers 1950-1951
   11 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01
   10 Yeats - Poems
   10 The Practice of Magical Evocation
   10 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 04
   10 Agenda Vol 03
   9 Shelley - Poems
   9 Questions And Answers 1956
   9 Plotinus - Complete Works Vol 04
   9 Letters On Yoga II
   9 Agenda Vol 08
   8 The Human Cycle
   8 The Golden Bough
   8 The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious
   8 Talks
   8 Questions And Answers 1957-1958
   8 Keats - Poems
   8 Essays Divine And Human
   8 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03
   8 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02
   7 The Practice of Psycho therapy
   7 Some Answers From The Mother
   7 Questions And Answers 1955
   7 Letters On Yoga I
   7 Agenda Vol 10
   7 Agenda Vol 09
   7 Agenda Vol 05
   6 The Secret Doctrine
   6 The Phenomenon of Man
   6 The Interior Castle or The Mansions
   6 Plotinus - Complete Works Vol 02
   6 Agenda Vol 04
   5 Words Of Long Ago
   5 Vedic and Philological Studies
   5 The Problems of Philosophy
   5 Maps of Meaning
   5 City of God
   5 Agenda Vol 07
   4 Walden
   4 The Mother With Letters On The Mother
   4 The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna
   4 Raja-Yoga
   4 Questions And Answers 1929-1931
   4 On the Way to Supermanhood
   4 Liber ABA
   4 Letters On Poetry And Art
   4 Agenda Vol 02
   4 Agenda Vol 01
   3 Twilight of the Idols
   3 Twelve Years With Sri Aurobindo
   3 The Tibetan Yogas of Dream and Sleep
   3 The Future of Man
   3 The Confessions of Saint Augustine
   3 The Alchemy of Happiness
   3 The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
   3 On Thoughts And Aphorisms
   3 On Education
   3 Letters On Yoga III
   3 Labyrinths
   3 Isha Upanishad
   3 Collected Poems
   3 Browning - Poems
   3 Agenda Vol 06
   2 The Study and Practice of Yoga
   2 The Secret Of The Veda
   2 The Ladder of Divine Ascent
   2 Sri Aurobindo or the Adventure of Consciousness
   2 Rumi - Poems
   2 Questions And Answers 1954
   2 Preparing for the Miraculous
   2 Poe - Poems
   2 Plotinus - Complete Works Vol 03
   2 Plotinus - Complete Works Vol 01
   2 Liber Null
   2 Let Me Explain
   2 Knowledge of the Higher Worlds
   2 Hymns to the Mystic Fire
   2 God Exists
   2 Dark Night of the Soul
   2 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 06
   2 Bhakti-Yoga
   2 Agenda Vol 12
   2 Agenda Vol 11
   2 A Garden of Pomegranates - An Outline of the Qabalah

00.03 - Upanishadic Symbolism, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   In the same way, the world of spiritual experiences is also something methodical, well-organized, significant. It may not be and is not the rational world of the mind and the sense; but it need not, for that reason, be devoid of meaning, mere fancifulness or a child's imagination running riot. Here also the right key has to be found, the grammar and vocabulary of that language mastered. And as the best way to have complete mastery of a language is to live among the people who speak it, so, in the matter of spiritual language, the best and the only way to learn it is to go and live in its native country.
   Now, as regards the interpretation of the story cited, should not a suspicion arise naturally at the very outset that the dog of the story is not a dog but represents something else? First, a significant epithet is given to itwhite; secondly, although it asks for food, it says that Om is its food and Om is its drink. In the Vedas we have some references to dogs. Yama has twin dogs that "guard the path and have powerful vision." They are his messengers, "they move widely and delight in power and possess the vast strength." The Vedic Rishis pray to them for Power and Bliss and for the vision of the Sun1. There is also the Hound of Heaven, Sarama, who comes down and discovers the luminous cows stolen and hidden by the Panis in their dark caves; she is the path-finder for Indra, the deliverer.
   The Sun is the first and the most immediate source of light that man has and needs. He is the presiding deity of our waking consciousness and has his seat in the eyecakusa ditya, ditya caku bhtvakii prviat. The eye is the representative of the senses; it is the sense par excellence. In truth, sense-perception is the initial light with which we have to guide us, it is the light with which we start on the way. A developed stage comes when the Sun sets for us, that is to say, when we retire from the senses and rise into the mind, whose divinity is the Moon. It is the mental knowledge, the light of reason and intelligence, of reflection and imagination that govern our consciousness. We have to proceed farther and get beyond the mind, exceed the derivative light of the Moon. So when the Moon sets, the Fire is kindled. It is the light of the ardent and aspiring heart, the glow of an inner urge, the instincts and inspirations of our secret life-will. Here we come into touch with a source of knowledge and realization, a guidance more direct than the mind and much deeper than the sense-perception. Still this light partakes more of heat than of pure luminosity; it is, one may say, incandescent feeling, but not vision. We must probe deeper, mount higherreach heights and profundities that are serene and transparent. The Fire is to be quieted and silenced, says the Upanishad. Then we come nearer, to the immediate vicinity of the Truth: an inner hearing opens, the direct voice of Truth the Wordreaches us to lead and guide. Even so, however, we have not come to the end of our journey; the Word of revelation is not the ultimate Light. The Word too is clothing, though a luminous clothinghiramayam ptram When this last veil dissolves and disappears, when utter silence, absolute calm and quietude reign in the entire consciousness, when no other lights trouble or distract our attention, there appears the Atman in its own body; we stand face to face with the source of all lights, the self of the Light, the light of the Self. We are that Light and we become that Light.
   II. The Four Oblations

0.00 - INTRODUCTION, #The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, #Sri Ramakrishna, #Hinduism
   As his love for God deepened, he began either to forget or to drop the formalities of worship. Sitting before the image, he would spend hours singing the devotional songs of great devotees of the Mother, such as Kamalakanta and Ramprasad. Those rhapsodical songs, describing the direct vision of God, only intensified Sri Ramakrishna's longing. He felt the pangs of a child separated from its mother. Sometimes, in agony, he would rub his face against the ground and weep so bitterly that people, thinking he had lost his earthly mother, would sympathize with him in his grief. Sometimes, in moments of scepticism, he would cry: "Art Thou true, Mother, or is it all fiction — mere poetry without any reality? If Thou dost exist, why do I not see Thee? Is religion a mere fantasy and art Thou only a figment of man's imagination?" Sometimes he would sit on the prayer carpet for two hours like an inert object. He began to behave in an abnormal manner
  , most of the time unconscious of the world. He almost gave up food; and sleep left him altogether.
   Narendra was born in Calcutta on January 12, 1863, of an aristocratic kayastha family. His mother was steeped in the great Hindu epics, and his father, a distinguished attorney of the Calcutta High Court, was an agnostic about religion, a friend of the poor, and a mocker at social conventions. Even in his boyhood and youth Narendra possessed great physical courage and presence of mind, a vivid imagination, deep power of thought, keen intelligence, an extraordinary memory, a love of truth, a passion for purity, a spirit of independence, and a tender heart. An expert musician, he also acquired proficiency in physics, astronomy, mathematics, philosophy, history, and literature. He grew up into an extremely handsome young man. Even as a child he practised meditation and showed great power of concentration. Though free and passionate in word and action, he took the vow of austere religious chastity and never allowed the fire of purity to be extinguished by the slightest defilement of body or soul.
   As he read in college the rationalistic Western philosophers of the nineteenth century, his boyhood faith in God and religion was unsettled. He would not accept religion on mere faith; he wanted demonstration of God. But very soon his passionate nature discovered that mere Universal Reason was cold and bloodless. His emotional nature, dissatisfied with a mere abstraction, required a concrete support to help him in the hours of temptation. He wanted an external power, a guru, who by embodying perfection in the flesh would still the commotion of his soul. Attracted by the magnetic personality of Keshab, he joined the Brahmo Samaj and became a singer in its choir. But in the Samaj he did not find the guru who could say that he had seen God.
   At Syampukur the devotees led an intense life. Their attendance on the Master was in itself a form of spiritual discipline. His mind was constantly soaring to an exalted plane of consciousness. Now and then they would catch the contagion of his spiritual fervour. They sought to divine the meaning of this illness of the Master, whom most of them had accepted as an Incarnation of God. One group, headed by Girish with his robust optimism and great power of imagination, believed that the illness was a mere pretext to serve a deeper purpose. The Master had willed his illness in order to bring the devotees together and promote solidarity among them. As soon as this purpose was served, he would himself get rid of the disease. A second group thought that the Divine Mother, in whose hand the Master was an instrument, had brought about this illness to serve Her own mysterious ends. But the young rationalists, led by Narendra, refused to ascribe a
   supernatural cause to a natural phenomenon. They believed that the Master's body, a material thing, was subject, like all other material things, to physical laws. Growth, development, decay, and death were laws of nature to which the Master's body could not but respond. But though holding differing views, they all believed that it was to him alone that they must look for the attainment of their spiritual goal.

0.00 - THE GOSPEL PREFACE, #The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, #Sri Ramakrishna, #Hinduism
  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.)
  After this re-settlement, M's life revolved around the Master, though he continued his professional work as an educationist. During all holidays, including Sundays, he spent his time at Dakshineswar in the Master's company, and at times extended his stay to several days.
  In addition to this instinct for diary-keeping, M. had great endowments contri buting to success in this line. Writes Swami Nityatmananda who lived in close association with M., in his book entitled M - The Apostle and Evangelist: "M.'s prodigious memory combined with his extraordinary power of imagination completely annihilated the distance of time and place for him. Even after the lapse of half a century he could always visualise vividly, scenes from the life of Sri Ramakrishna. Superb too was his power to portray pictures by words."
  Besides the prompting of his inherent instinct, the main inducement for M. to keep this diary of his experiences at Dakshineswar was his desire to provide himself with a means for living in holy company at all times. Being a school teacher, he could be with the Master only on Sundays and other holidays, and it was on his diary that he depended for 'holy company' on other days. The devotional scriptures like the Bhagavata say that holy company is the first and most important means for the generation and growth of devotion. For, in such company man could hear talks on spiritual matters and listen to the glorification of Divine attri butes, charged with the fervour and conviction emanating from the hearts of great lovers of God. Such company is therefore the one certain means through which Sraddha (Faith), Rati (attachment to God) and Bhakti (loving devotion) are generated. The diary of his visits to Dakshineswar provided M. with material for re-living, through reading and contemplation, the holy company he had had earlier, even on days when he was not able to visit Dakshineswar. The wealth of details and the vivid description of men and things in the midst of which the sublime conversations are set, provide excellent material to re-live those experiences for any one with imaginative powers. It was observed by M.'s disciples and admirers that in later life also whenever he was free or alone, he would be pouring over his diary, transporting himself on the wings of imagination to the glorious days he spent at the feet of the Master.
  During the Master's lifetime M. does not seem to have revealed the contents of his diary to any one. There is an unconfirmed tradition that when the Master saw him taking notes, he expressed apprehension at the possibility of his utilising these to publicise him like Keshab Sen; for the Great Master was so full of the spirit of renunciation and humility that he disliked being lionised. It must be for this reason that no one knew about this precious diary of M. for a decade until he brought out selections from it as a pamphlet in English in 1897 with the Holy Mother's blessings and permission. The Holy Mother, being very much pleased to hear parts of the diary read to her in Bengali, wrote to M.: "When I heard the Kathmrita, (Bengali name of the book) I felt as if it was he, the Master, who was saying all that." ( Ibid Part I. P 37.)

0.02 - Letters to a Sadhak, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  urgency of the needs and the importance attached to their fulfilment. I attach also some value to the power of imagination,
  adaptability, utilisation or invention developed by the necessity

0.03 - Letters to My little smile, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  they are the imaginations of a child who knows nothing of
  life, of its misery and ugliness. For life is not as it is portrayed
  If You want these imaginations to remain in me, let
  them remain, but if You don't want that, root them out.

0.05 - Letters to a Child, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  Do not allow yourself to be dominated by vain imaginations.
  The peace is there in the depths of your heart; concentrate there

0.06 - Letters to a Young Sadhak, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  or of mental imagination, it is a fact, absolutely concrete and
  as real and tangible to the consciousness as the most material
  Much of this is his own imagination; if he thought less of
  these so-called vital beings, most of them would be immediately

0.08 - Letters to a Young Captain, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  me; then pursue this thought, first by an effort of imagination,
  afterwards in a tangible and increasingly real way, until you are
  moment belongs more to the realm of imagination than to the
  realm of knowledge, since this supramental being has not yet

01.01 - The New Humanity, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   The world is in the throes of a new creation and the pangs of that new birth have made mother Earth restless. It is no longer a far-off ideal that our imagination struggles to visualise, nor a prophecy that yet remains to be fulfilled. It is Here and Now.
   Although we may not know it, the New Man the divine race of humanity is already among us. It may be in our next neighbour, in our nearest brother, even in myself. Only a thin veil covers it. It marches just behind the line. It waits for an occasion to throw off the veil and place itself in the forefront. We are living in strenuous times in which age-long institutions are going down and new-forces rearing their heads, old habits are being cast off and new impulsions acquired. In every sphere of life, we see the urgent demand for a recasting, a fresh valuation of things. From the base to the summit, from the economic and political life to the artistic and spiritual, humanity is being shaken to bring out a new expression and articulation. There is the hidden surge of a Power, the secret stress of a Spirit that can no longer suffer to remain in the shade and behind the mask, but wills to come out in the broad daylight and be recognised in its plenary virtues.

01.02 - Sri Aurobindo - Ahana and Other Poems, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   We have been speaking of philosophy and the philosophic manner. But what are the exact implications of the words, let us ask again. They mean nothing more and nothing lessthan the force of thought and the mass of thought content. After all, that seems to be almost the whole difference between the past and the present human consciousness in so far at least as it has found expression in poetry. That element, we wish to point out, is precisely what the old-world poets lacked or did not care to possess or express or stress. A poet meant above all, if not all in all, emotion, passion, sensuousness, sensibility, nervous enthusiasm and imagination and fancy: remember the classic definition given by Shakespeare of the poet
   Of imagination all compact.. . .
   The poet's eye, in a fine frenzy rolling.8
   And if there is something in the creative spirit of Sri Aurobindo which tends more towards the strenuous than the genial, the arduous than the mellifluous, and which has more of the austerity of Vyasa than the easy felicity of Valmiki, however it might have affected the ultimate value of his creation, according to certain standards,14 it has illustrated once more that poetry is not merely beauty but power, it is not merely sweet imagination but creative visionit is even the Rik, the mantra that impels the gods to manifest upon earth, that fashions divinity in man.
   James H. Cousins in his New Ways in English Literature describes Sri Aurobindo as "the philosopher as poet."
   "A Child's imagination."
   Inferno, xxxiii. 39.

01.03 - Mystic Poetry, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   The growth of a philosophical thought-content in poetry has been inevitable. For man's consciousness in its evolutionary march is driving towards a consummation which includes and presupposes a development along that line. The mot d'ordre in old-world poetry was "fancy", imaginationremember the famous lines of Shakespeare characterising a poet; in modern times it is Thought, even or perhaps particularly abstract metaphysical thought. Perceptions, experiences, realisationsof whatever order or world they may beexpressed in sensitive and aesthetic terms and figures, that is poetry known and appreciated familiarly. But a new turn has been coming on with an increasing insistencea definite time has been given to that, since the Renaissance, it is said: it is the growing importance of Thought or brain-power as a medium or atmosphere in which poetic experiences find a sober and clear articulation, a definite and strong formulation. Rationalisation of all experiences and realisations is the keynote of the modern mentality. Even when it is said that reason and rationality are not ultimate or final or significant realities, that the irrational or the submental plays a greater role in our consciousness and that art and poetry likewise should be the expression of such a mentality, even then, all this is said and done in and through a strong rational and intellectual stress and frame the like of which cannot be found in the old-world frankly non-intellectual creations.
   The religious, the mystic or the spiritual man was, in the past, more or Jess methodically and absolutely non-intellectual and anti-intellectual: but the modern age, the age of scientific culture, is tending to make him as strongly intellectual: he has to explain, not only present the object but show up its mechanism alsoexplain to himself so that he may have a total understanding and a firmer grasp of the thing which he presents and explains to others as well who demand a similar approach. He feels the necessity of explaining, giving the rationality the rationale the science, of his art; for without that, it appears to him, a solid ground is not given to the structure of his experience: analytic power, preoccupation with methodology seems inherent in the modern creative consciousness.
   This is what I was trying to make out as the distinguishing trait of the real spiritual consciousness that seems to be developing in the poetic creation of tomorrow, e.g., it has the same rationality, clarity, concreteness of perception as the scientific spirit has in its own domain and still it is rounded off with a halo of magic and miracle. That is the nature of the logic of the infinite proper to the spiritual consciousness. We can have a Science of the Spirit as well as a Science of Matter. This is the Thought element or what corresponds to it, of which I was speaking, the philosophical factor, that which gives form to the formless or definition to that which is vague, a nearness and familiarity to that which is far and alien. The fullness of the spiritual consciousness means such a thing, the presentation of a divine name and form. And this distinguishes it from the mystic consciousness which is not the supreme solar consciousness but the nearest approach to it. Or, perhaps, the mystic dwells in the domain of the Divine, he may even be suffused with a sense of unity but would not like to acquire the Divine's nature and function. Normally and generally he embodies all the aspiration and yearning moved by intimations and suggestions belonging to the human mentality, the divine urge retaining still the human flavour. We can say also, using a Vedantic terminology, that the mystic consciousness gives us the tatastha lakshana, the nearest approximative attribute of the attri buteless; or otherwise, it is the hiranyagarbha consciousness which englobes the multiple play, the coruscated possibilities of the Reality: while the spiritual proper may be considered as prajghana, the solid mass, the essential lineaments of revelatory knowledge, the typal "wave-particles" of the Reality. In the former there is a play of imagination, even of fancy, a decorative aesthesis, while in the latter it is vision pure and simple. If the spiritual poetry is solar in its nature, we can say, by extending the analogy, that mystic poetry is characteristically lunarMoon representing the delight and the magic that Mind and mental imagination, suffused, no doubt, with a light or a reflection of some light from beyond, is capable of (the Upanishad speaks of the Moon being born of the Mind).
   To sum up and recapitulate. The evolution of the poetic expression in man has ever been an attempt at a return and a progressive approach to the spiritual source of poetic inspiration, which was also the original, though somewhat veiled, source from the very beginning. The movement has followed devious waysstrongly negative at timeseven like man's life and consciousness in general of which it is an organic member; but the ultimate end and drift seems to have been always that ideal and principle even when fallen on evil days and evil tongues. The poet's ideal in the dawn of the world was, as the Vedic Rishi sang, to raise things of beauty in heaven by his poetic power,kavi kavitv divi rpam sajat. Even a Satanic poet, the inaugurator, in a way, of modernism and modernistic consciousness, Charles Baudelaire, thus admonishes his spirit:

01.05 - The Yoga of the King - The Yoga of the Spirits Freedom and Greatness, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  And swifter than imagination's wings.
  All she new-fashions by the thought and word,

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

0.10 - Letters to a Young Captain, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  and if this imagination creates the least uneasiness, then one can
  be sure of the presence of desire.

0.13 - Letters to a Student, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  are other people's dreams only their own imagination?
  Most often, it is the vital consciousness that goes out of the body

0 1958-07-06, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   You see, this is how it happened: theres this Ganesh2 We had a meditation (this was more than thirty years ago) in the room where Prosperity3 is now distributed. There were eight or ten of us, I believe. We used to make sentences with flowers; I arranged the flowers, and each one made a sentence with the different flowers I had put there. And one day when the subject of prosperity or wealth came up, I thought (they always say that Ganesh is the god of money, of fortune, of the worlds wealth), I thought, Isnt this whole story of the god with an elephant trunk merely a lot of human imagination? Thereupon, we meditated. And who should I see walk in and park himself in front of me but a living being, absolutely alive and luminous, with a trunk that long and smiling! So then, in my meditation, I said, Ah! So its true that you exist!Of course I exist! And you may ask me for whatever you wish, from a monetary standpoint, of course, and I will give it to you!
   So I asked. And for about ten years, it poured in, like this (gesture of torrents). It was incredible. I would ask, and at the next Darshan, or a month or several days later, depending, there it was.

0 1958-11-04 - Myths are True and Gods exist - mental formation and occult faculties - exteriorization - work in dreams, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   In Europe and in the modern Western world, it is thought that all these gods the Greek gods and the pagan gods, as they are calledare human fancies, that they are not real beings. To understand, one must know that they are real beings. That is the difference. For Westerners, they are only a figment of the human imagination and dont correspond to anything real in the universe. But that is a gross mistake.
   To understand the workings of universal life, and even those of terrestrial life, one must know that in their own realms these are all living beings, each with his own independent reality. They would exist even if men did not exist! Most of these gods existed before man.
   But now, there is only a very small number of people in the West who know that it isnt merely subjective or imaginative (the result of a more or less unbridled imagination), and that it corresponds to a universal truth.
   All these regions, all these realms are filled with beings who exist separately in their own realms, and if you are awake and conscious on a given plane for example, if while going out of a more material body you awaken on some higher planeyou can have the same relationship with the things and people of that plane as with the things and people of the material world. In other words, there exists an entirely objective relationship that has nothing to do with your own idea of things. Naturally, the resemblance becomes greater and greater as you draw nearer the physical world, the material world, and there is even a moment when one region can act directly upon the other. In any case, in what Sri Aurobindo calls the kingdoms of the overmind, you find a concrete reality entirely independent of your personal experience; whenever you come back to it, you again find the same things, with some differences that may have occurred DURING YOUR ABSENCE. And your relationships with the beings there are identical to those you have with physical beings, except that they are more flexible, more supple and more direct (for example, there is a capacity to change the outer form, the visible form, according to your inner state), but you can make an appointment with someone, come to the meeting and again find the same being, with only certain differences that may have occurred during your absence but it is absolutely concrete, with absolutely concrete results.
   That was a grace. I was given every experience without knowing ANYTHING of what it was all aboutmy mind was absolutely blank. There was no active correspondence in the formative mind. I only knew about what had happened or the laws governing these happenings AFTERWARDS, when I was curious and inquired to find out what it related to. Then I found out. But otherwise, I didnt know. So that was the clear proof that these things existed entirely outside of my imagination or thought.
   It doesnt happen very frequently in this world. And thats why these experiences, which otherwise seem quite natural, quite obvious, appear to be extravagant fancies to people who know nothing.

0 1960-11-08, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   He lives in a region which is largely a kind of vital vibration which penetrates the mind and makes use of the imagination (essentially its the same region most so-called cultured men live in). I dont mean to be severe or critical, but its a world that likes to play to itself. Its not really what we could call histrionics, not thatits rather a need to dramatize to oneself. So it can be an heroic drama, it can be a musical drama, it can be a tragic drama, or quite simply a poetic drama and ninety-nine times out of a hundred, its a romantic drama. And then, these soul states (!) come replete with certain spoken expressions (laughing) Im holding myself back from saying certain things!You know, its like a theatricals store where you rent scenery and costumes. Its all ready and waitinga little call, and there it comes, ready-made. For a particular occasion, they say, Youre the woman of my life (to be repeated as often as necessary), and for another they say Its a whole world, a whole mode of human life which I suddenly felt I was holding in my arms. Yes, like a decoration, an ornament, a nicetyan ornament of existence, to keep it from being flat and dull and the best means the human mind has found to get out of its tamas. Its a kind of artifice.
   So for persons who are severe and grave (there are two such examples here, but its not necessary to name them) There are beings who are grave, so serious, so sincere, who find it hypocritical; and when it borders on certain (how shall I put it?) vital excesses, they call it vice. There are others who have lived their entire lives in a yogic or religious discipline, and they see this as an obstacle, illusion, dirtyness (Mother makes a gesture of rejecting with disgust), but above all, its this terrible illusion that prevents you from nearing the Divine. And when I saw the way these two people here reacted, in fact, I said to myself, but you see, I FELT So strongly that this too is the Divine, it too is a way of getting out of something that has had its place in evolution, and still has a place, individually, for certain individuals. Naturally, if you remain there, you keep turning in circles; it will always be (not eternally, but indefinitely) the woman of my life, to take that as a symbol. But once youre out of it, you see that this had its place, its utilityit made you emerge from a kind of very animal-like wisdom and quietude that of the herd or of the being who sees no further than his daily round. It was necessary. We mustnt condemn it, we mustnt use harsh words.

0 1960-11-15, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   I had seen this earlier from another angle. In the beginning, when I started having the consciousness of immortality and when I brought together this true consciousness of immortality and the human conception of it (which is entirely different), I saw so clearly that when a human (even quite an ordinary human, one who is not a collectivity in himselfas is a writer, for example, or a philosopher or statesman) projects himself through his imagination into what he calls immortality (meaning an indefinite duration of time) he doesnt project himself alone but rather, inevitably and always, what is projected along with himself is a whole agglomeration, a collectivity or totality of things which represent the life and the consciousness of his present existence. And then I made the following experiment on a number of people; I said to them, Excuse me, but lets say that through a special discipline or a special grace your life were to continue indefinitely. What you would most likely extend into this indefinite future are the circumstances of your life, this formation you have built around yourself that is made up of people, relationships, activities, a whole collection of more or less living or inert things.
   But that CANNOT be extended as it is, for everything is constantly changing! And to be immortal, you have to follow this perpetual change; otherwise, what will naturally happen is what now happensone day you will die because you can no longer follow the change. But if you can follow it, then all this will fall from you! Understand that what will survive in you is something you dont know very well, but its the only thing that can survive and all the rest will keep falling off all the time Do you still want to be immortal?Not one in ten said yes! Once you are able to make them feel the thing concretely, they tell you, Oh no! Oh no! Since everything else is changing, the body might as well change too! What difference would it make! But what remains is THAT; THAT is what you must truly hold on to but then you must BE THAT, not this whole agglomeration. What you now call you is not THAT, its a whole collection of things..

0 1961-01-22, #Agenda Vol 02, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Yes, I am disrupting their work I know perfectly well that I am disrupting their domination of the world! All these vital beings have taken possession of the whole of Matter (Mother touches her body)life and action and have made it their domain, this is evident. But they are beings of the lower vital, for they seemed artificial they didnt express any higher form, but an entire range of artificial mechanisms, artificial will, artificial organization, all deriving from their own imagination and not at all from a higher inspiration.1 The symbol was very clear.
   And I saw my own domain through them and through it all; I saw my domain: I can see it!, I said. But no sooner would I start on my way than the path would be lost, I no longer saw it, I couldnt see anymore where I was going. It became almost impossible to get my bearings there: hundreds and thousands of people, thingsutter confusion. An incoherent immensity and violent, what violence!

0 1961-03-25, #Agenda Vol 02, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   It is something very much on its guard, that doesnt want to be duped or be a victim of imagination.
   A sort of childlike candor is lacking somewhere.

0 1961-06-27, #Agenda Vol 02, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   I have had an oft repeated experience of reliving the past1 (its a phenomenon of consciousness, possible because everything is preserved and continues to exist somewhere), with a kind of willwhich would be the sign of a powerto change it. I dont know, but at the moment of reliving it, instead of reliving the past just as it had been preserved, a power to make it different was introduced. I am not speaking of the power to change the consequences of the past (that is obvious and functions all the time)it wasnt that; it was the power to change the circumstances themselves (circumstances not quite material but of the subtle physical, with a predominantly psychological content). And since the will was there, from the standpoint of consciousness it actually happened that is, instead of circumstances developing in one direction, they developed in another. So it must correspond to something real, otherwise I would not have had the experience. It wasnt a product of the imagination; it wasnt something one thinks of and would really like to be differentit wasnt that; it was a phenomenon of consciousness: my consciousness was reliving certain circumstances (which are still quite living and obviously continue to exist within their own domain), but reliving them with the power and the knowledge acquired between that past moment and the present, and with a power to change the past moment. A new power entered the scene and turned the circumstance being relived in a new direction. I have had this experience many times and it has always surprised meits not a phenomenon of mental imagination, which is something else entirely.
   It opens the door to everything.

0 1961-11-12, #Agenda Vol 02, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   So I wonder, after all, if there arent many revelations in your book which MUST NOT be explained; then its left up to each ones capacity to muse over it, to fill in the gaps with his imagination.
   In the end, it would be a very interesting attempt: a stimulant for peoples intuitive capacities, instead of taking them all for donkeys and spoon-feeding them, going yum-yum-yum-yum-yum so that theyll digest it!

0 1962-01-27, #Agenda Vol 03, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   And to Theon, the God of the Jews and Christians was an Asura. This Asura wanted to be unique; and so he became the most terrible despot imaginable. Anatole France said the same thing (I now know that Anatole France had never read Theons story, but I cant imagine where he picked this up). Its in The Revolt of the Angels. He says that Satan is the true God and that Jehovah, the only God, is the monster. And when the angels wanted Satan to become the one and only God, Satan realized he was immediately taking on all Jehovahs failings! So he refused: Oh, nothank you very much! Its a wonderful story, and in exactly the same spirit as what Theon used to say. The very first thing I asked Anatole France (I told you I met him oncemutual friends introduced us), the first thing I asked him was, Have you ever read The Tradition? He said no. I explained why I had asked, and he was interested. He said his source was his own imagination. He had caught that idea intuitively.
   Well, if you speak this way to philosophers and metaphysicians, theyll look at you as if to say, You must be a real simpleton to believe all that claptrap! But these things are not to be taken as concrete truths they are simply splendid images. Through them I really did come in contact, very concretely, with the truth of what caused the worlds distortion, much better than with all the Hindu stories, far more easily.

0 1962-02-09, #Agenda Vol 03, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Thats what they want, plenty of vital, plenty of imagination, and just enough falsehood to match their own turn of mind!
   Take Z, for instanceshe told me that Maharshi1 wrote in his book that if I were Hindu and did asanas every day, all India would be at my feet! This has certainly been Zs biggest difficulty: it was easy to come here, she could speak to me perfectly freely, I didnt behave mysteriously. So of course, it was too simple!

0 1962-02-27, #Agenda Vol 03, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Ultimately, absolute sincerity is the great deciding factor for those who predict or foresee. Unfortunately, because of peoples curiosity, their insistence and the pressure they exert (which very few can resist), an almost involuntary mechanism of inner imagination comes to add just that small missing element to something not seen with precision or exactness. Thats what causes flaws in prediction. Very few have the courage to say, Ah no, I dont know this, I dont see that, this eludes me. They dont even have the courage to say it to themselves! So then, with a tiny drop of imagination, which acts almost subconsciously, the vision or information gets rounded outit can turn out to be anything at all! Very few people can resist this tendency. I have known many, many psychics, many extraordinarily gifted beings, and only a handful were able to stop just at the point where their knowledge stopped. Or else they embellish. Thats what gives these faculties their slightly dubious quality. One would have to be a great saint, a great sage, and completely free from other peoples influences (I dont speak of those who seek fame: they fall into the most flagrant traps); because even goodwillwanting to satisfy people, please them, help themis enough to distort the vision.
   (Smiling) Are you satisfied? Have I answered everything?
   For the subtler senses, the method is to create an exact image of what you want, make contact with the corresponding vibration and then concentrate and practice. For instance, you practice seeing through an object, or hearing through a sound2 or seeing at a distance. As an example, I was once bedridden for several months, which I found quite boring I wanted to see. I was staying in one room and beyond that room was another little room and after that a sort of bridge; in the middle of the garden the bridge changed into a stairway going down into a very spacious and beautiful studio built in the middle of the garden.3 I wanted to go see what was happening in the studio I was bored stiff in my room! So I stayed very still, shut my eyes and gradually, gradually sent out my consciousness. I did the exercise regularly, day after day, at a set hour. You begin with your imagination, and then it becomes a fact. After a while, I distinctly sensed my vision physically moving: I followed it and saw things going on downstairs I knew absolutely nothing about. I would verify it in the evening, asking, Did it happen like this? Was that how it was?
   But each of these things must be practiced for months, patiently, almost stubbornly. You take the senses one after another: hearing, sight, and eventually even the subtle aspects of taste, smell and touch.

0 1962-03-06, #Agenda Vol 03, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   This in itself has to be conquered; I mean, the state in itself represents something to be conquered. Because you remember, I told you the other day about having such a tremendous experience in the body-consciousness1this this dull consciousness in the material world, which really gives the feeling of something inert, unchanging, incapable of responding; you could wait millions and millions of years and nothing would budge. And that experience came at the end of a rather critical passageit takes catastrophes to get it moving, thats whats so strange! And not only that, but the wisp of imagination it does have (if you can call it imagination) is invariably catastrophic. Whatever it anticipates is always for the worst the pettiest, meanest, nastiest kind of worstalways the worst. Its really, its the most sickening condition human consciousness and matter can be in. Well, I have been swimming in it for months, and my way of being in it is to go through every possible illness and to have every possible physical aggravation, one after another.
   Just recently, as I told you, things truly became a little disgusting, dangerous, and for an hour or an hour and a half I did a sadhana like this (Mother clenches her fists), keeping hold of this body and body-consciousness. And the whole time the Force was at work there (it was like kneading a very resistant dough), something was saying to me, Look, you cant deny miracles any longer. It was being said to this consciousness (not to me, of course), this body-consciousness: Now you cant deny it miracles do happen. It was forced to see; there it was, gaping like an idiot being shown the skyAh! And its so stupid that it didnt even have any joy of discovery! But it was forced to see, the thing was right under its nosethere was no escaping it, it had to be admitted. But you know what, mon petit, as soon as I let up on the pressureforgotten!

0 1962-06-09, #Agenda Vol 03, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   And looking up THERE, I tell you, I am sure there is no difference between subjective and objectiveexcept when you give your individuality and your individual consciousness an independent reality; that is, when you cut everything into little bits with your imagination. Then, of course.
   In fact, physicists today unanimously admit that the mathematical "models" explaining the corpuscular structure of matter have become excessively complex: "There are too many kinds of quarks [theoretical elementary particles and 'ultimate' constituents of matter] and far too many of their aspects are unobservable." There is a call for a simpler working hypothesis, a new idea, simplifying and unifying, that would explain matter without recourse to "unobservables."

0 1962-07-25, #Agenda Vol 03, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   One night during my first year here, he came and placed his hand over my heart, and in my dream I wept and wept and wept. Afterwards I told myself, What a strange imagination! I took it for imagination!
   Oh, mon petit, how wonderful!

0 1962-08-08, #Agenda Vol 03, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Later, Satprem asked if this "and so" was connected to what precedes itif the old formation was connected to the vision of the future. Mother answered: "I think it is connected. I am not sure, but I think it is. I have the feeling that this curve of future realization is what put me in contact with the old formations that used to come to me [formations of creative imagination], and this put me in contact with one of the body's habits, and so on; and that habit of the body triggered this kind of toothache."
   The abscessed tooth.

0 1962-08-14, #Agenda Vol 03, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   The curves of life go this way and that (meandering gesture), and only by being the supramental arrow can you go beyond. What happened [with X] was necessary. But theres a step that goes beyond holding a grudge against someone because you were mistaken about him. Thats such an ordinary human thingits nonsense. Thats how it is, though. He is what he is and has been all alonghe has never pretended to be anything else. But (with an ironic smile for Satprem) the imagination has done a lot of gilding where there was nothing to begin with, and then through circumstances (which always result from the influence of consciousness), the gilding disappeared! But whatever you sincerely felt for him that wasnt the product of an effervescent imaginationall sincere feelingsshould remain.1
   But they do!

0 1962-08-31, #Agenda Vol 03, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Because the other end is the new creation, so its clear that. How MANY steps will it take, how many incomplete or imperfect things, approximations, attemptshow many MINUSCULE realizations for you to simply acknowledge, Yes, indeed, were on the way? For how many oh, you could practically say centuries will it be like this before the glorious body of a supramental being appears? Something came yesterday evening (it seemed like mere excitation to me); it was a power of creative imagination attempting to visualize supramental forms, beings that live in other worlds, and all sorts of things like that. I saw many things. But it seemed so like champagne bubbles! Thats all very nice, I said, for widening my power of imagination so I can present these forms to the Lord. But its not necessary! (Mother laughs) It really seemed so. There was a time when I considered it a great creative power (and many things that I saw in those moments of super-creativity, super- imagination, were actually realized years later on earth), and this time it came again (perhaps to give me a little fun, a little spectacle along the way), it came and I looked at it; I could see all its power, I could see it was something trying to materialize in the future, and I said, What histrionics! Why go through all these theatrics? Jugglers.
   And it was supramental light, it originated in supramental light. How beings from other worlds would relate with the future beings, and all sorts of similar thingsbedtime stories.

0 1962-09-08, #Agenda Vol 03, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   And this experience comes with examples just as concrete and as utterly banal as can be. Theres no room for imagination or enthusiasm they are details of the utmost banality. For example (its only ONE example), this sudden shift of consciousness takes place (something imperceptible, you cant perceive it, for if you had time to perceive it, I suppose it wouldnt happen; it isnt objectified), and you feel youre going to faint, all the blood rushes from the head to the feet and: whoops! But if the consciousness is caught IN TIME, it doesnt happen; and if its not caught in time, it does.
   This would tend to show. I dont know if we can generalize or if this is just one special case being worked out (I cant say), but theres a very distinct impression that what ordinary human consciousness perceives as death might simply be that the consciousness hasnt been brought back to its true position fast enough.

0 1963-01-30, #Agenda Vol 04, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   There may be (I cant say, its all imagination because I dont know), there may come a few somewhat weird things. But there is an insistence on the need to keep to each line as though it stood all alone in the universe. No mixing up the line order, no, no, no! For when he wrote it, he SAW it that way I knew nothing about that, I didnt even know how he wrote it (he dictated it, I believe, for the most part), but thats what he tells me now. Everything comes to a stop, everything, and then, oh, how we enjoy ourselves! I enjoy myself! Its more enjoyable than anything. I even told him yesterday, But why write? Whats the use? Then he filled me with a sort of delight. Naturally, someone in the ordinary consciousness may say, Its very selfish, but And then its like a vision of the future (not too near, not extremely nearnot extremely far either) a future when this sort of white thingwhite and stillwould spread out, and then, with the help of this work, a larger number of minds may come to understand. But thats secondary; I do the translation simply for the joy of it, thats all. A satisfaction that may be called selfish, but when he is told, Its selfish, he replies that there is no one more selfish than the Lord, because all He does is for Himself!

0 1963-03-06, #Agenda Vol 04, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   87Open thy eyes and see what the world really is and what God; have done with vain and pleasant imaginations.
   Do you have any questions?

0 1963-08-21, #Agenda Vol 04, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Before, there were always hazy spots, some hazy, imprecise, uncertain things; and as that disappears, it all becomes much clearer, much simpler, and MUCH MORE EXACT. And the haziness disappears. There is, you know, a whole world of impressions, of guessing (things you imagine, they are imaginations rather than impressions) that fills the gaps; and there were some reference points, things that are known and linked together by a whole hazy mass of impressions and imaginations (it works automatically); and every time, oh, you emerge from it all towards something so light (gesture above), and all those clouds evaporate. And it looks so simple! You say to yourself, But its so obvious, so clear! There werent any complications.
   Every time, its like that (gesture of ascent from stage to stage): you see farther, you see more things at a glance.

0 1963-09-07, #Agenda Vol 04, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   But you have no right to blame or criticize me, because I am taking my position on your own basis. Even if all that I imagine is mere imagination, I prefer that imagination to yours. Thats all.
   An occult work, obviously.

0 1963-11-04, #Agenda Vol 04, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   An example: yesterday, for at least a quarter of an hour, I was filled with a sort of marvelousmarvelingadmiration for Natures fantastic imagination in inventing the animals. I saw all the animals in all their details that is, the prehuman age. Consequently, there was no mind. And without the mind, how wonderful that imagination was, you know! It was as though I lived in it: there was no man, no thought, but that imaginative power making one species emerge out of another, and then another; and all those details Everything is becoming like that, as if it were SEEN for the first time and from an altogether different angle; everything, everything: peoples character, circumstances, even the motion of the earth and the stars, everything is like that, everything has become entirely new and unexpected, in the sense that all the human mental visionis completely gone! So things are much better! (Laughing) Much better without the human mind. (I dont mean they are better without man, I mean that seen from another viewpoint than the human, mental viewpoint, everything is far more wonderful.) And then, all the details of every minute, all the people, all the things, all The trees (Mother looks at the coconut tree in front of her window) that were stripped by the cyclone; this one held up so marvelously and it has a new flowerit has old leaves damaged by the cyclone, but it has grown a new flower. So lovely, so fresh! Everything is like that.
   Me too. Me too, I saw myself (laughing) from a new angle! And the things that in the past were, not positively problems, but anyway questions to be resolved (certain actions, certain relationships), all gone! And there is something that thoroughly enjoys itself I dont know what that something is, but it thoroughly enjoys itself.

0 1963-12-11, #Agenda Vol 04, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   The difference between before and after the 9th is that before the 9th there was a constant pressure of adverse suggestions, as Sri Aurobindo said in that letter we translated last time: Its all an illusion, its all imagination. A constant harassment. And sometimes it even takes very precise forms: You think youre integrally conscious of the Lordnot in the least! Its just a little bit in your head, vaguely, and so you imagine its true. When I heard that, it annoyed me very much, and I said, All right, Ill see. And it is after that kind of battle in the Subconscient that the voice stopped and I had this experience: It flows in the blood, it vibrates in the nerves, it lives in the cells.
   And everywhere, you see, not just my cells, not just the cells of this body: when the experience comes, it is quite widespread; I have an impression of many bloods, many cells, many nerves. Which means that the CENTRAL consciousness isnt always aware of it, the individual isnt always aware of it (it has an extraordinary feeling, but it doesnt know what it is), while the cells are aware of it, but they cannot express it.

0 1964-07-18, #Agenda Vol 05, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   And I saw that human imagination has great difficulty getting out of a sort of enslavement to the physical machinery. Thats what Sri Aurobindo means here.

0 1964-08-08, #Agenda Vol 05, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   He was an inventive manmy father also had a very inventive imagination. But my father was a first-rate mathematician, while I dont know about this man. He had invented a meditating machine! It was really very interesting, I even brought it back; but it worked with batteries and I couldnt replace them, so its useless now. It must still be around somewhere. But its a machine like the prayer wheel, something of that sort, but it was a meditating machine! It was very interesting. There are some strange things.

0 1964-08-15, #Agenda Vol 05, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Avoid the imagination that the supramental life will be only a heightened satisfaction of the desires of the vital and the body; nothing can be a greater obstacle to the Truth in its descent than this hope of glorification of the animal in the human nature. Mind wants the supramental state to be a confirmation of its own cherished ideas and preconceptions; the vital wants it to be a glorification of its own desires; the physical wants it to be a rich prolongation of its own comforts and pleasures and habits. If it were to be that, it would be only an exaggerated and highly magnified consummation of the animal and the human nature, not a transition from the human into the Divine.
   Sri Aurobindo

0 1964-09-12, #Agenda Vol 05, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   (Satprem reads Mother an old "Talk" of February 24, 1951, in which she refers to the memory of past lives and the unbridled imagination of certain people.)
   I didnt name her, but it was Annie Besant. She recounted all her lives with all the detailsright from the ape!

0 1964-10-07, #Agenda Vol 05, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   The most material consciousness, the most material mind, is in the habit of having to be whipped into acting, into making effort and moving forward, otherwise its tames. So then, if it imagines, it always imagines the difficultyalways the obstacle, always the opposition, always the difficulty and that slows down the movement terribly. So it needs very concrete, very tangible and VERY REPEATED experiences to be convinced that behind all its difficulties, there is a Grace; behind all its failures, there is the Victory; behind all its pain and suffering and contradictions, there is Ananda. Of all the efforts, this is the one that has to be repeated most often: you are constantly forced to stop, put an end to, drive away, convert a pessimism, a doubt or a totally defeatist imagination.
   I am speaking exclusively of the material consciousness.

0 1964-10-10, #Agenda Vol 05, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   And its the cells that feel this the thought has said it says all sorts of things, the earth is full of (when you see it in its totality, its really interesting!), the earth is full of all the human imaginings (which have been turned into statements of facts), even the most fantastic, the most contradictory, the most unexpectedits full of all that, it lives on that, it swarms with thatand the result is that the material world is convinced that all by itself, it can do nothing! Nothing. Nothing, nothing but that: that inextricable and apparently senseless jumble, which is nothing, which is an unbridled imagination in comparison with what can be.
   And then, this faith (its a faith in Matter) that in a flash (a flash we dont know, of course, it isnt a question of time as we understand it materially), a trigger and everything can be changed. Changed into the harmonious Rhythm of a Will expressing itself; and a Will which is a Vision: a Vision expressing itself, thats really it; the harmonious Rhythm of a Vision expressing itself.

0 1964-11-21, #Agenda Vol 05, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   One may say, along with popular imagination, the taste for the marvelous and all the legends, one may say, Yes, a sudden transformation, but, but, but its just words.
   Our imagination is very poor. As for me, I cant imagine how it could happen! I can imagine novels, what I call the pulp novels of spiritual life, but thats nothing, its childish.

0 1965-03-20, #Agenda Vol 06, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Thats the domain in which their imagination works. They receive messages of that sort. Which means that people seem to be feeling very strongly that just before the change there will be an extremely critical moment. Only, of course, they tell you that in a quiet tone, The transformation will come and everything will be saved thats all very well, but
   The work has to be done.

0 1965-06-18 - supramental ship, #Agenda Vol 06, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Ah, I had another experience about that a few days ago. You know that they are speaking of a substance denser than physical substance. What do they call it? (Mother cannot remember) Thon had already spoken about it, but I thought it was his imagination. But I have been told that it has been scientifically discovered and that the amount of that denser matter seems to be INCREASING.
   What do they call it? There is a name. I dont remember now, but some time ago, a month or two, someone who came from France told me that in scientific circles they now seem to be saying that matter denser than physical matter appears to be increasing in amount on earththis would be extremely interesting.3

0 1965-07-24, #Agenda Vol 06, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Not necessarily. But what kind of construction or imagination is it, then?
   I will tell you.
   To begin with, last time I told you that this physical mind is being transformed; and three or four days ago, that is, before our last conversation, early in the morning I woke up abruptly in the middle of a sort of vision and activity, precisely in this physical mind. Which isnt at all usual for me. I was here in this room, everything was exactly as it is physically, and someone (I think it was Champaklal) opened the door abruptly and said, Oh, I am bringing bad news. And I heard the sound physically, which means it was very close to the physical. He has fallen and broken his head. But it was as if he were speaking of my brother (who died quite a long time ago), and during the activity I said to myself, But my brother died long ago! And it caused a sort of tension (gesture to the temples) because Its a little complicated to explain. When Champaklal gave me the news, I was in my usual consciousness, in which I immediately thought, How come the Protection didnt act? And I was looking at that when a sort of faraway memory came that my brother was dead. Then I looked (its hard to explain with words, its complex). I looked into Champaklals thought to find out who he meant had fallen and broken his head. And I saw A.s face. And all that caused a tension (same gesture to the temples), so I woke up and looked. And I saw it was an experience intended to make me clearly see that this material mind LOVES (loves, thats a way of speaking), loves catastrophes and attracts them, and even creates them, because it needs the shock of emotion to awaken its unconsciousness. All that is unconscious, all that is tamasic needs violent emotions to shake itself awake. And that need creates a sort of morbid attraction to or imagination of those thingsall the time it keeps imagining all possible catastrophes or opening the door to the bad suggestions of nasty little entities that in fact take pleasure in creating the possibility of catastrophes.
   I saw that very clearly, it was part of the sadhana of this material mind. Then I offered it all to the Lord and stopped thinking about it. And when I received your letter, I thought, Its the same thing! The same thing, its a sort of unhealthy need this physical mind has to seek the violent shock of emotions and catastrophes to awaken its tamas. Only, in the case of A. breaking his head, I waited two days, thinking, Let us see if it happens to be true. But nothing happened, he didnt break his head! In your case, too, I thought, I am not budging till we get news, because it may be true (one case in a million), so I keep silent. But this morning I looked again and saw it was exactly the same thing: its the process of development to make us conscious of the wonderful working of this mind.
   What you are saying here about those morbid and diseased imaginations, I said it myself not long ago: the imagination is instantly defeatist and catastrophic.
   Yes, its terrible.

0 1966-04-16, #Agenda Vol 07, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   But the vibratory quality of that is truly something beyond all imagination. Diseases, difficulties none of it has any reality.
   The body constantly used to ask (not a sign or an assurance or a proof: its all of that together), it used to ask for a sort of sensation (sensation, if it can be called that) that it is the Lord that rules (I am putting it in childlike words because they are the truest), that it is the Lord that rules. It asked for that all the time, the way a child could ask: that in all the innumerable nothings one does all the time, which are the very fabric of the bodys existence. It became so intense. Anything perceived as separate from that becomes inert: ashes. Inert without even the power of inertia: the inertia of dust. I mean that a rock has a power in its existence, a power of cohesion, of durationits not even that: its dust. So then, there was constantly, constantly that prayer in the body. And thats what led me to the experience.


--- Overview of noun imagination

The noun imagination has 3 senses (first 3 from tagged texts)
1. (16) imagination, imaginativeness, vision ::: (the formation of a mental image of something that is not perceived as real and is not present to the senses; "popular imagination created a world of demons"; "imagination reveals what the world could be")
2. (9) imagination, imaging, imagery, mental imagery ::: (the ability to form mental images of things or events; "he could still hear her in his imagination")
3. (4) resource, resourcefulness, imagination ::: (the ability to deal resourcefully with unusual problems; "a man of resource")

--- Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun imagination

3 senses of imagination                        

Sense 1
imagination, imaginativeness, vision
   => creativity, creativeness, creative thinking
     => ability, power
       => cognition, knowledge, noesis
         => psychological feature
           => abstraction, abstract entity
             => entity

Sense 2
imagination, imaging, imagery, mental imagery
   => representational process
     => basic cognitive process
       => process, cognitive process, mental process, operation, cognitive operation
         => cognition, knowledge, noesis
           => psychological feature
             => abstraction, abstract entity
               => entity

Sense 3
resource, resourcefulness, imagination
   => inventiveness, ingeniousness, ingenuity, cleverness
     => creativity, creativeness, creative thinking
       => ability, power
         => cognition, knowledge, noesis
           => psychological feature
             => abstraction, abstract entity
               => entity

--- Hyponyms of noun imagination

3 senses of imagination                        

Sense 1
imagination, imaginativeness, vision
   => imaginary place, mythical place, fictitious place
   => fancy
   => fantasy, phantasy
   => dream, dreaming
   => imaginary being, imaginary creature

Sense 2
imagination, imaging, imagery, mental imagery
   => mind's eye
   => vision
   => picturing, envisioning
   => dream, dreaming
   => chimera, chimaera
   => evocation
   => pretense, pretence, make-believe

Sense 3
resource, resourcefulness, imagination
   => armory, armoury, inventory

--- Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun imagination

3 senses of imagination                        

Sense 1
imagination, imaginativeness, vision
   => creativity, creativeness, creative thinking

Sense 2
imagination, imaging, imagery, mental imagery
   => representational process

Sense 3
resource, resourcefulness, imagination
   => inventiveness, ingeniousness, ingenuity, cleverness

--- Coordinate Terms (sisters) of noun imagination

3 senses of imagination                        

Sense 1
imagination, imaginativeness, vision
  -> creativity, creativeness, creative thinking
   => fecundity, fruitfulness
   => flight
   => genius, wizardry
   => imagination, imaginativeness, vision
   => invention, innovation, excogitation, conception, design
   => inventiveness, ingeniousness, ingenuity, cleverness

Sense 2
imagination, imaging, imagery, mental imagery
  -> representational process
   => symbol, symbolization, symbolisation, symbolic representation
   => typification, exemplification
   => depicting, depiction, portraying, portrayal
   => anthropomorphism, theanthropism
   => imagination, imaging, imagery, mental imagery

Sense 3
resource, resourcefulness, imagination
  -> inventiveness, ingeniousness, ingenuity, cleverness
   => resource, resourcefulness, imagination

--- Grep of noun imagination
imagination image

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Simon in the Land of Chalk Drawings (2002 - 2003) - The magical adventures of a six-year-old boy with a vivid imagination and a unique talent: everything he draws comes to life in the Land of Chalk Drawings - a colourful world of his own creation! After Simon draws something on his chalkboard, he climbs a ladder and jumps over a fence into the Land o...
Mona The Vampire (1999 - 2003) - Mona the vampire, originally based on the short stories created and written Sonia Holleyman and later written by Hiawyn Oram. Mona is a ten-year-old girl with an extremely active imagination. She, along with her two best friends, Charley and Lily, and pet cat Fang live in a town where mysterious thi...
Big Top Pee-Wee(1988) - In the world of Pee-Wee Herman's imaginations, Pee-Wee shares a story of his. His story is about a time when a big group of Circus people end up on his farm after a huge storm passed his far
Disney's Halloween Treat(1982) - Celebrate a magical, high-spirited Halloween, with this collection of classic scenes, from Walt Disney's greatest animated feature films and cartoon shorts! Snow White and the seven dwarfs encounter the wicked Queen, in a breathtaking sequence from this Disney triumpth of art and imagination. Then,...
Belle's Magical World(1998) - Belle, the Beast, Lumiere, Cogsworth, and the rest of the castle residents use their imagination to enjoy three magical adventures while sharing a storybook. An anthology "sequel" to BEAUTY AND THE BEAST.
Barney's Great Adventure(1998) - Two kids named Cody and Abby plus their best friend Marcella and baby brother Fig come to their grandparents' farm for a visit. Cody bullies by the two girls for believing that their stuffed Barney toy can come to life. After the kids use their imagination and it comes to life, the kids wish to go o...
The Plague Of The Zombies(1966) - Young workers are dying because of a mysterious epidemic in a little village in Cornwall. Doctor Thompson is helpless and asks professor James Forbes for help. The professor and his daughter Sylvia travel to Thomson. Terrible things happen soon, beyond imagination or reality. Dead people are seen ne...
United 93(2006) - United 93 is a 2006 film written, co-produced, and directed by Paul Greengrass that chronicles events aboard United Airlines Flight 93, which was hijacked during the September 11 attacks. The film attempts to recount with as much veracity as possible (there is a disclaimer that some imagination had...
Alien: Covenant (2017) ::: 6.4/10 -- R | 2h 2min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller | 19 May 2017 (USA) -- The crew of a colony ship, bound for a remote planet, discover an uncharted paradise with a threat beyond their imagination, and must attempt a harrowing escape. Director: Ridley Scott Writers:
Bobby's World ::: TV-Y | 30min | Animation, Short, Adventure | TV Series (19901998) -- A boy named Bobby Generic creates adventures using his overactive imagination. Creators: Howie Mandel, Jim Staahl, Jim Fisher
Cashback (2006) ::: 7.2/10 -- R | 1h 42min | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 16 March 2007 (Canada) -- After a painful breakup, Ben develops insomnia. To kill time, he starts working the late night shift at the local supermarket, where his artistic imagination runs wild. Director: Sean Ellis Writer: Sean Ellis Stars:
Images (1972) ::: 7.1/10 -- R | 1h 44min | Drama, Horror, Mystery | 18 December 1972 (USA) -- A schizophrenic housewife kills off each of her terrorizing apparitions, unsure if these demons are merely figments of her imagination or part of reality. Director: Robert Altman Writers:
Life Is Beautiful (1997) ::: 8.6/10 -- La vita bella (original title) -- Life Is Beautiful Poster -- When an open-minded Jewish librarian and his son become victims of the Holocaust, he uses a perfect mixture of will, humor, and imagination to protect his son from the dangers around their camp. Director: Roberto Benigni Writers:
Ramona and Beezus (2010) ::: 6.5/10 -- G | 1h 43min | Comedy, Drama, Family | 23 July 2010 (USA) -- An adventurous young girl uses her imagination to escape her reality, that is quickly spinning out of reach. Director: Elizabeth Allen Rosenbaum (as Elizabeth Allen) Writers: Laurie Craig (screenplay), Nick Pustay (screenplay) | 1 more credit
The Fall (2006) ::: 7.9/10 -- R | 1h 57min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy | 30 May 2008 (USA) -- In a hospital on the outskirts of 1920s Los Angeles, an injured stuntman begins to tell a fellow patient, a little girl with a broken arm, a fantastic story of five mythical heroes. Thanks to his fractured state of mind and her vivid imagination, the line between fiction and reality blurs as the tale advances. Director: Tarsem Singh (as Tarsem)
The Glass Castle (2017) ::: 7.1/10 -- PG-13 | 2h 7min | Biography, Drama | 11 August 2017 (USA) -- A young girl comes of age in a dysfunctional family of nonconformist nomads with a mother who's an eccentric artist and an alcoholic father who would stir the children's imagination with hope as a distraction to their poverty. Director: Destin Daniel Cretton Writers:
The Science of Sleep (2006) ::: 7.3/10 -- La science des rves (original title) -- The Science of Sleep Poster -- A man entranced by his dreams and imagination is love-struck with a French woman and feels he can show her his world. Director: Michel Gondry Writer:
The Seven Year Itch (1955) ::: 7.1/10 -- Not Rated | 1h 45min | Comedy, Romance | 29 July 1955 (UK) -- When his family goes away for the summer, a hitherto faithful husband with an overactive imagination is tempted by a beautiful neighbbor. Director: Billy Wilder Writers: Billy Wilder (screenplay), George Axelrod (screenplay) | 1 more
Tideland (2005) ::: 6.5/10 -- R | 2h | Drama, Fantasy, Horror | October 2006 (Canada) -- Because of the actions of her irresponsible parents, a young girl is left alone on a decrepit country estate and survives inside her fantastic imagination. Director: Terry Gilliam Writers:,_A_Foster%27s_Home_for_Imaginary_Friends_Wiki,_A_Foster's_Home_for_Imaginary_Friends_Wiki,_A_Foster's_Home_for_Imaginary_Friends_Wiki:Affiliations,_A_Foster's_Home_for_Imaginary_Friends_Wiki:Block_Guidelines,_A_Foster's_Home_for_Imaginary_Friends_Wiki:Community_Portal,_A_Foster's_Home_for_Imaginary_Friends_Wiki:Deletion_Guidelines,_A_Foster's_Home_for_Imaginary_Friends_Wiki:Manual_of_Style,_A_Foster's_Home_for_Imaginary_Friends_Wiki:Protection_Guidelines,_A_Foster's_Home_for_Imaginary_Friends_Wiki:Requirements_and_Responsibilities,_A_Foster's_Home_for_Imaginary_Friends_Wiki:Rules_and_Regulations,_A_Foster's_Home_for_Imaginary_Friends_Wiki:Staff_List's_Home_for_Imaginary_Friends:_Destination:_Imagination_(2008)
7 Seeds -- -- Gonzo -- 12 eps -- Manga -- Adventure Drama Mystery Psychological Romance Sci-Fi Shoujo -- 7 Seeds 7 Seeds -- Imagine this: you are living a normal day in your life. Maybe you are out with friends, eating your family's home-cooked meal or spending time with your girlfriend. When you next wake up, you are suddenly thrust into a strange, new world, surrounded by five strangers on a rapidly sinking boat in the middle of a storm. -- -- For Natsu Iwashimizu, this is her new reality. Humanity has perished, and all that remains of the Japanese population are five groups of men and women who were chosen to be sent to the future in hopes of continuing mankind's existence. While every other person chosen has a useful talent such as martial arts, knowledge, or architecture, Natsu is a shy high school girl who cannot even raise her voice to shout. The new world is dangerous beyond imagination, and although Natsu seems to lack helpful skills, she must go with the others making their way to the "Seven Fuji" in order to survive. -- -- ONA - Jun 28, 2019 -- 84,437 6.55
Akage no Anne -- -- Nippon Animation -- 50 eps -- Novel -- Slice of Life Historical Drama -- Akage no Anne Akage no Anne -- Life isn't easy for Anne Shirley, an 11-year-old orphan with a vast imagination and a short temper. In a twist of fate, she gets taken into the Cuthbert house in Avonlea. The elderly occupants Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert were looking for a young boy to help in the fields, but they're in for quite a shock when they realize Anne is a girl. -- -- Adapted from the acclaimed classic by L. M. Montgomery, Akage no Anne portrays Anne's upbringing from 11 to 17 years of age and her encounters and separations with various people. Only time will tell what major decision Anne has to make that will change her life forever. -- -- 22,831 7.69
Ane Log: Moyako Neesan no Tomaranai Monologue -- -- Brain's Base -- 3 eps -- Manga -- Comedy Ecchi School Shounen -- Ane Log: Moyako Neesan no Tomaranai Monologue Ane Log: Moyako Neesan no Tomaranai Monologue -- When Konoe Moyako and her little brother, Akira, were young, he said he wanted to marry her. Naturally, Moyako decided that her little brother was a complete pervert who was obsessed with her. Now that they're both teenagers, Moyako is convinced she needs to "rehabilitate" him. However, it seems that the "perversion" is entirely in her imagination, and she can't seem to help turning completely innocent situations into creepy ones in her mind! -- -- (Source: MU) -- -- Bundled with the limited edition 5th, 6th, and 7th manga volumes. -- OVA - Sep 16, 2014 -- 30,469 6.12
Babylon -- -- Revoroot -- 12 eps -- Novel -- Mystery Psychological Thriller -- Babylon Babylon -- In the newly formed Shiniki district of Tokyo, Zen Seizaki is a diligent public prosecutor at the Tokyo District Public Prosecutors Office. Assigned to a case involving false advertisement, Zen—along with his assistant officer, Atsuhiko Fumio—investigate Japan Supiri, a pharmaceutical company that had provided fabricated clinical research on the company's new drug. While investigating the file of Shin Inaba, an anesthesiologist connected to the crime, the case takes a dark turn when Zen finds a page stained with a mixture of blood, hair and skin, along with the letter "F" scribbled all across the sheet. As he investigates further, the case goes beyond Zen's imagination and becomes vastly complex, challenging his sense of justice and his knowledge of the truth. -- -- Digging deeper into the investigation, Zen begins to uncover a concealed plot behind the ongoing mayoral election and ties to many people of interest involved in the election and those closer than he thinks. The case grows more severe and propels Zen into an unforeseen hurricane of corruption and deceit behind the election, the establishment of the Shiniki district, and the mysterious woman associated with it all. -- -- -- Licensor: -- Sentai Filmworks -- 107,289 6.80
Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon Eternal Movie 2 -- -- Studio Deen, Toei Animation -- 1 ep -- Manga -- Demons Magic Romance Shoujo -- Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon Eternal Movie 2 Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon Eternal Movie 2 -- (No synopsis yet.) -- Movie - Feb 11, 2021 -- 7,454 N/A -- -- Kagi Hime Monogatari: Eikyuu Alice Rondo -- -- Picture Magic, Trinet Entertainment -- 13 eps -- Manga -- Fantasy Magic -- Kagi Hime Monogatari: Eikyuu Alice Rondo Kagi Hime Monogatari: Eikyuu Alice Rondo -- Average high school student Aruto Kirihara is obsessed with the Alice stories, written in this alternate world by the enigmatic recluse, Alternite L. Tachyon. One night, while writing his own version of a potential "third book," he sees a girl flying in front of a full moon... and she looks just like the "Alice" in his imagination. Aruto runs out of his house and chases the flying figure from the ground, ending up at a library, where he witnesses her in combat with another costumed girl. -- -- And so begins his sudden introduction to the world of Alices, an elite club of super-powered teenage girls who regularly fight in an extra-dimensional Wonderland in order to steal each other's "hidden stories." When all of the stories have been gathered, they will form the legendary third volume, "Eternal Alice," and the possessor will be granted one wish. -- -- It probably won't be Aruto, who can't turn into a magical girl. But it could be his doting little sister, Kiraha. Or maybe the girl of his dreams, Arisu... -- -- (Source: Discotek Media) -- -- Licensor: -- Discotek Media -- 7,419 6.19
Busou Shoujotai: Blade Briders The Animation -- -- - -- 1 ep -- Visual novel -- Hentai Space -- Busou Shoujotai: Blade Briders The Animation Busou Shoujotai: Blade Briders The Animation -- In the late 21st century, humankind came under a fierce attack from aliens who suddenly appeared via wormholes. They were helpless to fight against them and resigned themselves to imminent death. At that time, an ultimate weapon which could create items out of imagination was discovered in a expansive cave under Japan, along with its young master Ryuusei who was in cryostasis. The indiscriminate alien attacks awoke him and he led the humans to a decisive victory. -- -- One year later, while the areas which had been destroyed by the aliens were still being rebuilt, Ryuusei was appointed as the commander of the newly-formed Defence Force of Earth, which was created to fight against space invaders. However, he was the only person who could use the ‘imagination embodiment device’. If something was to happen to him, then calamity would befall the world. So the Defence Force of Earth decided to recruit girls with potential to fight alongside him. Even though they hesitated at first, they each had their own reasons to join Ryuusei. Thus, the special force ‘Blade Briders’ was formed, to protect the Earth against the aliens who have returned. -- -- (Source: Hau~ Omochikaeri!) -- OVA - Oct 30, 2015 -- 3,012 5.47
Choujin Densetsu Urotsukidouji: Inferno Road -- -- - -- 3 eps -- - -- Fantasy Hentai Demons Horror Sci-Fi -- Choujin Densetsu Urotsukidouji: Inferno Road Choujin Densetsu Urotsukidouji: Inferno Road -- Directly following the conclusion of Urotsukidoji III, the survivors of the Azuma kingdom genocide travel aboard a futuristic tank with Osaka as the destination. There, they plan to face both the Overfiend and their own fates as well. Along they way, the stumble upon a civilization beyond imagination, where children cruely rule over the adults. It is up to Amano Jyaku to save his friends from this sinister land and its evil ruler, Ellis. Shortly after their encounter, Sui Kaka Ju's sister Yoenhime summons Munhihausen, who transforms her into the menacing Yoenki. At last, she is strong enough to reap revenge on Amano for killing her brother. But Munhihausen has his own hidden agendas. The Urotsukidoji legend will finally reach its climax in Osaka, when Kiojo, the sweet and innocent Himi, and the Chojin meet face to face. -- OVA - Dec 21, 1993 -- 2,257 5.42
Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou -- -- Sunrise -- 12 eps -- Web manga -- Slice of Life Comedy School -- Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou -- Roaming the halls of the all-boys Sanada North High School are three close comrades: the eccentric ringleader with a hyperactive imagination Hidenori, the passionate Yoshitake, and the rational and prudent Tadakuni. Their lives are filled with giant robots, true love, and intense drama... in their colorful imaginations, at least. In reality, they are just an everyday trio of ordinary guys trying to pass the time, but who said everyday life couldn't be interesting? Whether it's an intricate RPG reenactment or an unexpected romantic encounter on the riverbank at sunset, Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou is rife with bizarre yet hilariously relatable situations that are anything but mundane. -- -- -- Licensor: -- NIS America, Inc. -- 621,146 8.27
Eizouken ni wa Te wo Dasu na! -- -- Science SARU -- 12 eps -- Manga -- Adventure Comedy School Seinen -- Eizouken ni wa Te wo Dasu na! Eizouken ni wa Te wo Dasu na! -- Midori Asakusa sees the world a bit differently. Always having her nose in a sketchbook, Asakusa draws detailed landscapes and backgrounds of both the world around her and the one within her boundless imagination. Even the simple act of doodling on a wall evolves into an emergency repair on the outer hull of her spaceship. She is only brought back to reality by her best friend Sayaka Kanamori. The pair are stark opposites, with Asakusa's childlike wonder contrasted by Kanamori's calculated approach to life. -- -- After a chance encounter where the two "save" the young model Tsubame Misuzaki from her overprotective bodyguard, a connection instantly sparks between Asakusa and Misuzaki, as both share an intense passion for art and animation. Whereas Asakusa is interested in backgrounds and settings, Misuzaki loves drawing the human form. Sensing a money-making opportunity, Kanamori suggests that they start an animation club, which they disguise as a motion picture club since the school already has an anime club. Thus begins the trio's journey of producing animation that will awe the world. -- -- From the brilliant mind of Masaaki Yuasa, Eizouken ni wa Te wo Dasu na! is a love letter to animation, wildly creative in its approach, and a testament to the potential of the medium. -- -- 231,001 8.17
Hoshi wo Ou Kodomo -- -- CoMix Wave Films -- 1 ep -- Original -- Adventure Romance Fantasy -- Hoshi wo Ou Kodomo Hoshi wo Ou Kodomo -- If you could turn all your memories into a song, what would it resemble? -- -- Between being an exceptional student and taking care of the house alone during her mother's absence, Asuna Watase's only distraction is listening to her old crystal radio in her secret mountain hideout. One day, she accidentally tunes to a mysterious and melancholic melody, different from anything she has ever heard before. Soon after, an enigmatic boy named Shun saves her from a dangerous creature, unknowingly dragging Asuna on a long journey to a long lost land bound to surpass her very imagination, turning her once melodic life into an intricate requiem. -- -- -- Licensor: -- Sentai Filmworks -- Movie - May 7, 2011 -- 168,501 7.57
Kangaeru Renshuu -- -- - -- 1 ep -- Original -- Dementia -- Kangaeru Renshuu Kangaeru Renshuu -- The description of Suwami Nogami's minimalistic line drawing piece, Imagination Practice, calls it an unending "thought loop". It depicts an artist sitting in front of a window with a self-portrait, like a miniature mirror image, on the desk in front of him. The window frame and the blue sky filled with moving clouds are in colour, but the figure of the artist is not coloured in. The soundtrack sounds like a skipping record that is punctuated by humourous springing noises (a la Bugs Bunny) as the image 'bounces' in an unending loop from the establishing shot into the "drawing." A philosophical piece, Imagination Practice considers the circular dialogue between an artist and his work. -- -- (Source: Midnight Eye) -- Movie - ??? ??, 2003 -- 483 4.27
Koe de Oshigoto! The Animation -- -- Studio Gokumi -- 2 eps -- Manga -- Comedy Ecchi Seinen -- Koe de Oshigoto! The Animation Koe de Oshigoto! The Animation -- Being asked to work as a voice actress at a game company might not be so bad, unless you are Kanna Aoyagi. On her 16th birthday, her older sister Yayoi guilts Kanna into doing voice work for her at Blue March, a game company that specializes in eroge: erotic games with lots of sexual content. -- -- Sweet and innocent, Kanna has no idea how she can possibly succeed at such an occupation when she has no sexual experience. But as she plays eroge for research, uses her vivid imagination, and receives unorthodox help from her coworkers, Kanna slowly becomes more comfortable with her new, embarrassing profession. -- -- OVA - Nov 17, 2010 -- 82,054 6.93
Kuchao -- -- - -- 1 ep -- - -- Dementia -- Kuchao Kuchao -- The primary schoolboy "Kuchao" is hated person in his class. Even if everyone fly balloons, only he doesn't part with his it. When he immediately begins to chew a bubble gum, he enter the imagination world after school. When his balloon becomes the face and begins to chew a bubble gum, it changes into various things. His imagination makes rapid progress more. Then, the bird approaches while flying and... -- -- (Source: Official website) -- Movie - ??? ??, 2010 -- 776 5.14
Märchen Mädchen -- -- Hoods Entertainment -- 10 eps -- Light novel -- Fantasy Magic School -- Märchen Mädchen Märchen Mädchen -- Hazuki Kagimura is a socially awkward girl with no friends; and having been recently adopted, she struggles to connect with her new family as well. Her only refuge from this painful reality is between the pages of stories where her vivid imagination allows her to live out her dreams of friendship and adventure. However, one day, an old and mysterious text appears in her book bag. On her way back to the library to return it, Hazuki sees a familiar girl who is seemingly invisible to everyone but her. Deciding to follow her, Hazuki is led a hidden library where a world she thought only existed in her dreams awaits her. -- -- Märchen Mädchen tells the story of Hazuki's meeting with Shizuka Tsuchimikado, her very first friend, and discovering she has been chosen by the original print of Cinderella to become a powerful mage known as an Origin Master. Hazuki enrolls at Kuzunoha Girl's Magic Academy where she learns to conquer her fears and believe in her ability to create her own amazing story. -- -- 35,608 5.39
Nande Koko ni Sensei ga!? -- -- Tear Studio -- 12 eps -- Manga -- Comedy Ecchi School Seinen -- Nande Koko ni Sensei ga!? Nande Koko ni Sensei ga!? -- Second year high school student Ichirou Satou has always been an average person—that is, until he runs into some not-so-average situations with his teacher, Kana "The Demon" Kojima. Kojima is Satou's Japanese language teacher with a reputation for being so ruthless that even school delinquents bow down to her. One fateful day, things escalate when Satou runs into Kojima in the restroom, leading them to share an intimate encounter that makes his imagination run wild for days after. -- -- Nande Koko ni Sensei ga? follows the daily life of Satou and his teacher as they continue to meet under similar conditions, growing ever closer with each encounter. -- -- -- Licensor: -- Sentai Filmworks -- 215,526 6.47
Re:Creators -- -- TROYCA -- 22 eps -- Original -- Action Sci-Fi Fantasy Mecha -- Re:Creators Re:Creators -- Humans have designed countless worlds—each one born from the unique imagination of its creator. Souta Mizushino is a high school student who aspires to be such a creator by writing and illustrating his own light novel. One day, while watching anime for inspiration, he is briefly transported into a fierce fight scene. When he returns to the real world, he realizes something is amiss: the anime's headstrong heroine, Selesia Yupitilia, has somehow returned with him. -- -- Before long, other fictional characters appear in the world, carrying the hopes and scars of their home. A princely knight, a magical girl, a ruthless brawler, and many others now crowd the streets of Japan. However, the most mysterious one is a woman in full military regalia, dubbed "Gunpuku no Himegimi," who knows far more than she should about the creators' world. Despite this, no one knows her true name or the world she is from. -- -- Meanwhile, Souta and Selesia work together with Meteora Österreich, a calm and composed librarian NPC, to uncover the meaning behind these unnatural events. With powerful forces at play, the once clear line between reality and imagination continues to blur, leading to a fateful meeting between creators and those they created. -- -- 376,319 7.57
Sweat Punch -- -- Studio 4°C -- 5 eps -- Original -- Action Historical Fantasy Mecha -- Sweat Punch Sweat Punch -- Sweat Punch is a series of five Studio 4°C shorts collected as a direct-to-DVD package film entitled Deep Imagination. -- OVA - Mar 2, 2002 -- 33,838 7.39
Tantei wa Mou, Shindeiru. -- -- ENGI -- ? eps -- Light novel -- Mystery Comedy Drama Romance -- Tantei wa Mou, Shindeiru. Tantei wa Mou, Shindeiru. -- Kimizuka Kimihiko is a crisis-magnet. From getting caught up in a crime scene to accidentally witnessing a drug deal, trouble seems to find him around every corner. So it is no surprise when his rather mundane flight suddenly enters a state of emergency with a dire need of a detective onboard. Unfortunately, his attempt at avoiding trouble is foiled by a beautiful girl with silver hair who goes by the codename Siesta. Declaring herself a detective, she unceremoniously drags Kimizuka into the case as her assistant. -- -- That incident spelled the beginning of an adventure around the globe that went beyond his wildest imagination. Putting their lives on the line, the two took down criminal organizations, prevented disasters, and saved thousands. But the curtain closed to their epic journey with Siesta's untimely death three years later. -- -- Resolving to live an ordinary high school life this time, Kimizuka spends a year maintaining a low profile. However, as fate would have it, a girl with an uncanny resemblance to Siesta comes crashing into his life, threatening to throw his peaceful days into disarray. -- -- TV - Jul ??, 2021 -- 19,730 N/A -- -- Master Keaton -- -- Madhouse -- 24 eps -- Manga -- Adventure Drama Historical Mystery Seinen Slice of Life -- Master Keaton Master Keaton -- Taichi Keaton is a half-British half-Japanese archeologist and SAS veteran of the Falklands War. He solves mysteries and investigates insurance fraud for Lloyd's around the world. -- -- (Source: ANN) -- -- Licensor: -- Geneon Entertainment USA -- 19,713 7.60
Yu☆Gi☆Oh!: Duel Monsters GX -- -- Gallop -- 180 eps -- Manga -- Action Game Comedy Fantasy Shounen -- Yu☆Gi☆Oh!: Duel Monsters GX Yu☆Gi☆Oh!: Duel Monsters GX -- In the world of Duel Monsters, a new generation of duelists await their turn to bid for the highest title: The King of Games. As an aspiring duelist, the happy-go-lucky Juudai Yuuki enrolls at the Duel Academy, a reputable institution tasked with nurturing these potential challengers. -- -- On his first day, however, Juudai's laid back and careless attitude causes him to arrive late to his entrance exam. There, he stumbles upon a familiar figure who entrusts him the "Winged Kuriboh," a card which becomes Judai's new partner. Soon, he begins living as a duelist—but will destiny and darkness bend his reality into something beyond his imagination? -- -- Yu☆Gi☆Oh!: Duel Monsters GX follows the story of Juudai as he strives to fulfill his goal of becoming the next King of Games. As they are thrust into countless unprecedented circumstances, one thing is for sure for Juudai and his friends—there will never be a dull moment at the Duel Academy! -- -- -- Licensor: -- 4Kids Entertainment, Flatiron Film Company -- TV - Oct 6, 2004 -- 168,304 7.16
Yu☆Gi☆Oh!: Duel Monsters GX -- -- Gallop -- 180 eps -- Manga -- Action Game Comedy Fantasy Shounen -- Yu☆Gi☆Oh!: Duel Monsters GX Yu☆Gi☆Oh!: Duel Monsters GX -- In the world of Duel Monsters, a new generation of duelists await their turn to bid for the highest title: The King of Games. As an aspiring duelist, the happy-go-lucky Juudai Yuuki enrolls at the Duel Academy, a reputable institution tasked with nurturing these potential challengers. -- -- On his first day, however, Juudai's laid back and careless attitude causes him to arrive late to his entrance exam. There, he stumbles upon a familiar figure who entrusts him the "Winged Kuriboh," a card which becomes Judai's new partner. Soon, he begins living as a duelist—but will destiny and darkness bend his reality into something beyond his imagination? -- -- Yu☆Gi☆Oh!: Duel Monsters GX follows the story of Juudai as he strives to fulfill his goal of becoming the next King of Games. As they are thrust into countless unprecedented circumstances, one thing is for sure for Juudai and his friends—there will never be a dull moment at the Duel Academy! -- -- TV - Oct 6, 2004 -- 168,304 7.16
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