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SEE ALSO


AUTH

BOOKS
Enchiridion_text
Evolution_II
General_Principles_of_Kabbalah
Heart_of_Matter
Life_without_Death
Modern_Man_in_Search_of_a_Soul
Plotinus_-_Complete_Works_Vol_01
Process_and_Reality
The_Bible
The_Divine_Companion
The_Divine_Milieu
The_Heros_Journey
The_Imitation_of_Christ
The_Life_Divine
The_Lotus_Sutra
The_Odyssey
The_Republic
The_Seals_of_Wisdom
The_Tarot_of_Paul_Christian
The_Use_and_Abuse_of_History
The_Way_of_Perfection
The_Yoga_Sutras
Toward_the_Future

IN CHAPTERS TITLE
1.vpt_-_He_promised_hed_return_tomorrow
1.wby_-_To_A_Wealthy_Man_Who_Promised_A_Second_Subscription_To_The_Dublin_Municipal_Gallery_If_It_Were_Prove
1.whitman_-_A_Promise_To_California

IN CHAPTERS CLASSNAME

IN CHAPTERS TEXT
000_-_Humans_in_Universe
0.00_-_INTRODUCTION
0.00_-_The_Book_of_Lies_Text
0.00_-_THE_GOSPEL_PREFACE
0.00_-_The_Wellspring_of_Reality
0.02_-_Letters_to_a_Sadhak
0.02_-_The_Three_Steps_of_Nature
0.03_-_Letters_to_My_little_smile
0.03_-_The_Threefold_Life
0.05_-_Letters_to_a_Child
0.06_-_INTRODUCTION
01.01_-_The_New_Humanity
01.02_-_The_Issue
01.03_-_The_Yoga_of_the_King_-_The_Yoga_of_the_Souls_Release
01.04_-_The_Secret_Knowledge
01.05_-_The_Yoga_of_the_King_-_The_Yoga_of_the_Spirits_Freedom_and_Greatness
01.07_-_The_Bases_of_Social_Reconstruction
01.09_-_William_Blake:_The_Marriage_of_Heaven_and_Hell
0.10_-_Letters_to_a_Young_Captain
01.12_-_Goethe
0.14_-_Letters_to_a_Sadhak
0_1954-08-25_-_what_is_this_personality?_and_when_will_she_come?
0_1956-04-23
0_1956-04-24
0_1956-05-02
0_1958-02-03b_-_The_Supramental_Ship
0_1958-07-06
0_1959-04-07
0_1959-05-25
0_1959-06-08
0_1959-06-11
0_1960-07-23_-_The_Flood_and_the_race_-_turning_back_to_guide_and_save_amongst_the_torrents_-_sadhana_vs_tamas_and_destruction_-_power_of_giving_and_offering_-_Japa,_7_lakhs,_140000_per_day,_1_crore_takes_20_years
0_1961-01-29
0_1961-02-04
0_1961-02-25
0_1961-03-04
0_1961-03-11
0_1961-04-25
0_1961-05-19
0_1961-07-15
0_1961-11-05
0_1962-01-21
0_1962-05-13
0_1962-05-15
0_1962-06-27
0_1963-01-02
0_1963-03-23
0_1963-03-27
0_1963-06-26b
0_1963-06-29
0_1963-07-24
0_1963-07-27
0_1963-12-18
0_1963-12-31
0_1964-01-04
0_1964-03-07
0_1964-07-22
0_1964-12-02
0_1965-04-28
0_1965-06-02
0_1965-06-23
0_1965-08-04
0_1965-08-31
0_1965-11-23
0_1965-11-27
0_1966-07-27
0_1967-06-17
0_1967-06-24
0_1967-07-12
0_1967-07-15
0_1967-10-11
0_1967-10-19
0_1968-06-22
0_1968-09-28
0_1968-12-21
0_1969-01-04
0_1969-04-23
0_1969-05-28
0_1969-10-25
0_1970-01-10
0_1970-07-11
0_1971-05-08
0_1971-05-15
0_1971-08-04
0_1971-09-18
0_1972-03-08
0_1972-03-15
02.03_-_An_Aspect_of_Emergent_Evolution
02.06_-_The_Kingdoms_and_Godheads_of_the_Greater_Life
02.06_-_Vansittartism
02.10_-_The_Kingdoms_and_Godheads_of_the_Little_Mind
02.13_-_Rabindranath_and_Sri_Aurobindo
03.03_-_Arjuna_or_the_Ideal_Disciple
03.04_-_The_Vision_and_the_Boon
03.05_-_The_Spiritual_Genius_of_India
03.10_-_Hamlet:_A_Crisis_of_the_Evolving_Soul
03.12_-_TagorePoet_and_Seer
04.01_-_The_Birth_and_Childhood_of_the_Flame
05.02_-_Gods_Labour
05.02_-_Satyavan
05.03_-_Of_Desire_and_Atonement
05.27_-_The_Nature_of_Perfection
05.29_-_Vengeance_is_Mine
08.16_-_Perfection_and_Progress
1.001_-_The_Aim_of_Yoga
10.02_-_The_Gospel_of_Death_and_Vanity_of_the_Ideal
1.00a_-_Introduction
1.00_-_Main
1.00_-_PREFACE_-_DESCENSUS_AD_INFERNOS
1.01_-_Fundamental_Considerations
1.01_-_MAPS_OF_EXPERIENCE_-_OBJECT_AND_MEANING
1.01_-_MASTER_AND_DISCIPLE
1.01_-_Soul_and_God
1.01_-_Tara_the_Divine
1.01_-_the_Call_to_Adventure
1.01_-_The_Human_Aspiration
1.01_-_The_Path_of_Later_On
1.01_-_The_Unexpected
1.01_-_To_Watanabe_Sukefusa
1.028_-_Bringing_About_Whole-Souled_Dedication
1.02_-_BOOK_THE_SECOND
1.02_-_MAPS_OF_MEANING_-_THREE_LEVELS_OF_ANALYSIS
1.02_-_Priestly_Kings
1.02_-_Self-Consecration
1.02_-_The_Age_of_Individualism_and_Reason
1.02_-_The_Descent._Dante's_Protest_and_Virgil's_Appeal._The_Intercession_of_the_Three_Ladies_Benedight.
1.02_-_The_Development_of_Sri_Aurobindos_Thought
1.02_-_The_Divine_Is_with_You
1.02_-_The_Necessity_of_Magick_for_All
1.02_-_THE_PROBLEM_OF_SOCRATES
1.02_-_The_Recovery
10.36_-_Cling_to_Truth
1.03_-_A_CAUCUS-RACE_AND_A_LONG_TALE
1.03_-_A_Parable
1.03_-_APPRENTICESHIP_AND_ENCULTURATION_-_ADOPTION_OF_A_SHARED_MAP
1.03_-_BOOK_THE_THIRD
1.03_-_Invocation_of_Tara
1.03_-_Meeting_the_Master_-_Meeting_with_others
1.03_-_On_exile_or_pilgrimage
1.03_-_Preparing_for_the_Miraculous
1.03_-_Self-Surrender_in_Works_-_The_Way_of_The_Gita
1.03_-_Supernatural_Aid
1.03_-_The_Gods,_Superior_Beings_and_Adverse_Forces
1.03_-_THE_STUDY_(The_Exorcism)
1.03_-_The_Void
1.04_-_BOOK_THE_FOURTH
1.04_-_Feedback_and_Oscillation
1.04_-_HOW_THE_.TRUE_WORLD._ULTIMATELY_BECAME_A_FABLE
1.04_-_Magic_and_Religion
1.04_-_On_blessed_and_ever-memorable_obedience
1.04_-_On_Knowledge_of_the_Future_World.
1.04_-_Reality_Omnipresent
1.04_-_Religion_and_Occultism
1.04_-_THE_APPEARANCE_OF_ANOMALY_-_CHALLENGE_TO_THE_SHARED_MAP
1.04_-_The_Paths
1.04_-_The_Sacrifice_the_Triune_Path_and_the_Lord_of_the_Sacrifice
1.04_-_THE_STUDY_(The_Compact)
1.05_-_2010_and_1956_-_Doomsday?
1.05_-_BOOK_THE_FIFTH
1.05_-_Christ,_A_Symbol_of_the_Self
1.05_-_Computing_Machines_and_the_Nervous_System
1.05_-_Morality_and_War
1.05_-_Problems_of_Modern_Psycho_therapy
1.05_-_The_Activation_of_Human_Energy
1.05_-_The_Ascent_of_the_Sacrifice_-_The_Psychic_Being
1.05_-_THE_HOSTILE_BROTHERS_-_ARCHETYPES_OF_RESPONSE_TO_THE_UNKNOWN
1.05_-_THE_NEW_SPIRIT
1.05_-_War_And_Politics
1.06_-_BOOK_THE_SIXTH
1.06_-_The_Ascent_of_the_Sacrifice_2_The_Works_of_Love_-_The_Works_of_Life
1.06_-_The_Objective_and_Subjective_Views_of_Life
1.06_-_The_Three_Schools_of_Magick_1
1.07_-_BOOK_THE_SEVENTH
1.07_-_Incarnate_Human_Gods
1.07_-_Past,_Present_and_Future
1.07_-_Production_of_the_mind-born_sons_of_Brahma
1.07_-_Standards_of_Conduct_and_Spiritual_Freedom
1.07_-_The_Process_of_Evolution
1.08_-_Attendants
1.08_-_BOOK_THE_EIGHTH
1.08_-_Psycho_therapy_Today
1.08_-_RELIGION_AND_TEMPERAMENT
1.08_-_Sri_Aurobindos_Descent_into_Death
1.08_-_The_Change_of_Vision
1.08_-_The_Gods_of_the_Veda_-_The_Secret_of_the_Veda
1.08_-_The_Supreme_Discovery
1.09_-_BOOK_THE_NINTH
1.09_-_PROMENADE
1.09_-_SKIRMISHES_IN_A_WAY_WITH_THE_AGE
1.09_-_The_Greater_Self
11.03_-_Cosmonautics
1.10_-_Aesthetic_and_Ethical_Culture
1.10_-_BOOK_THE_TENTH
1.10_-_THE_MASTER_WITH_THE_BRAHMO_DEVOTEES_(II)
1.10_-_The_Three_Modes_of_Nature
1.10_-_The_Yoga_of_the_Intelligent_Will
1.10_-_THINGS_I_OWE_TO_THE_ANCIENTS
11.11_-_The_Ideal_Centre
1.11_-_BOOK_THE_ELEVENTH
1.11_-_Correspondence_and_Interviews
1.11_-_The_Master_of_the_Work
1.11_-_The_Reason_as_Governor_of_Life
1.12_-_BOOK_THE_TWELFTH
1.1.2_-_Commentary
1.12_-_THE_FESTIVAL_AT_PNIHTI
1.13_-_BOOK_THE_THIRTEENTH
1.13_-_Conclusion_-_He_is_here
1.13_-_Posterity_of_Dhruva
1.13_-_Reason_and_Religion
1.13_-_The_Supermind_and_the_Yoga_of_Works
1.14_-_Descendants_of_Prithu
1.14_-_On_the_clamorous,_yet_wicked_master-the_stomach.
1.14_-_The_Secret
1.14_-_The_Victory_Over_Death
1.15_-_Conclusion
1.15_-_The_Suprarational_Good
1.16_-_Advantages_and_Disadvantages_of_Evocational_Magic
1.16_-_Guidoguerra,_Aldobrandi,_and_Rusticucci._Cataract_of_the_River_of_Blood.
1.16_-_Man,_A_Transitional_Being
1.16_-_MARTHAS_GARDEN
1.16_-_The_Process_of_Avatarhood
1.16_-_The_Suprarational_Ultimate_of_Life
1.16_-_WITH_THE_DEVOTEES_AT_DAKSHINESWAR
1.17_-_Legend_of_Prahlada
1.17_-_Religion_as_the_Law_of_Life
1.17_-_SUFFERING
1.17_-_The_Transformation
1.18_-_Asceticism
1.18_-_M._AT_DAKSHINESWAR
1.18_-_THE_HEART_OF_THE_PROBLEM
1.18_-_The_Infrarational_Age_of_the_Cycle
1.19_-_The_Curve_of_the_Rational_Age
1.19_-_The_Practice_of_Magical_Evocation
1.2.03_-_Purity
12.05_-_The_World_Tragedy
12.09_-_The_Story_of_Dr._Faustus_Retold
1.20_-_Tabooed_Persons
1.20_-_The_End_of_the_Curve_of_Reason
1.2.11_-_Patience_and_Perseverance
1.21_-_A_DAY_AT_DAKSHINESWAR
1.21_-_Families_of_the_Daityas
1.21_-_ON_FREE_DEATH
1.21_-_Tabooed_Things
1.22_-_The_Necessity_of_the_Spiritual_Transformation
1.22_-_The_Problem_of_Life
1.23_-_Conditions_for_the_Coming_of_a_Spiritual_Age
1.240_-_Talks_2
1.24_-_Matter
1.24_-_The_Advent_and_Progress_of_the_Spiritual_Age
1.24_-_The_Killing_of_the_Divine_King
1.25_-_Temporary_Kings
1.25_-_The_Knot_of_Matter
1.27_-_Guido_da_Montefeltro._His_deception_by_Pope_Boniface_VIII.
1.27_-_On_holy_solitude_of_body_and_soul.
1.28_-_The_Killing_of_the_Tree-Spirit
13.01_-_A_Centurys_Salutation_to_Sri_Aurobindo_The_Greatness_of_the_Great
13.02_-_A_Review_of_Sri_Aurobindos_Life
1.3.02_-_Equality__The_Chief_Support
1.31_-_Adonis_in_Cyprus
1.32_-_Expounds_these_words_of_the_Paternoster__Fiat_voluntas_tua_sicut_in_coelo_et_in_terra._Describes_how_much_is_accomplished_by_those_who_repeat_these_words_with_full_resolution_and_how_well
1.33_-_Treats_of_our_great_need_that_the_Lord_should_give_us_what_we_ask_in_these_words_of_the_Paternoster__Panem_nostrum_quotidianum_da_nobis_hodie.
1.34_-_Continues_the_same_subject._This_is_very_suitable_for_reading_after_the_reception_of_the_Most_Holy_Sacrament.
1.34_-_The_Myth_and_Ritual_of_Attis
1.3.5.02_-_Man_and_the_Supermind
1.36_-_Human_Representatives_of_Attis
1.37_-_Death_-_Fear_-_Magical_Memory
1.37_-_Oriential_Religions_in_the_West
1.38_-_The_Myth_of_Osiris
1.400_-_1.450_Talks
14.01_-_To_Read_Sri_Aurobindo
1.4.02_-_The_Divine_Force
1.40_-_The_Nature_of_Osiris
1.41_-_Isis
1.45_-_Unserious_Conduct_of_a_Pupil
15.05_-_Twin_Prayers
15.09_-_One_Day_More
1.51_-_How_to_Recognise_Masters,_Angels,_etc.,_and_how_they_Work
1.53_-_The_Propitation_of_Wild_Animals_By_Hunters
1.57_-_Public_Scapegoats
1.60_-_Between_Heaven_and_Earth
1.62_-_The_Elastic_Mind
1.65_-_Balder_and_the_Mistletoe
1.70_-_Morality_1
1.74_-_Obstacles_on_the_Path
18.04_-_Modern_Poems
1914_04_07p
1914_06_14p
1914_07_11p
1914_07_15p
1914_09_25p
1914_09_30p
1914_10_17p
1914_11_15p
1914_12_04p
1917_04_01p
1917_11_25p
1951-04-17_-_Unity,_diversity_-_Protective_envelope_-_desires_-_consciousness,_true_defence_-_Perfection_of_physical_-_cinema_-_Choice,_constant_and_conscious_-_law_of_ones_being_-_the_One,_the_Multiplicity_-_Civilization-_preparing_an_instrument
1954-08-25_-_Ananda_aspect_of_the_Mother_-_Changing_conditions_in_the_Ashram_-_Ascetic_discipline_-_Mothers_body
1954-12-15_-_Many_witnesses_inside_oneself_-_Children_in_the_Ashram_-_Trance_and_the_waking_consciousness_-_Ascetic_methods_-_Education,_spontaneous_effort_-_Spiritual_experience
1955-10-12_-_The_problem_of_transformation_-_Evolution,_man_and_superman_-_Awakening_need_of_a_higher_good_-_Sri_Aurobindo_and_earths_history_-_Setting_foot_on_the_new_path_-_The_true_reality_of_the_universe_-_the_new_race_-_...
1955-11-02_-_The_first_movement_in_Yoga_-_Interiorisation,_finding_ones_soul_-_The_Vedic_Age_-_An_incident_about_Vivekananda_-_The_imaged_language_of_the_Vedas_-_The_Vedic_Rishis,_involutionary_beings_-_Involution_and_evolution
1956-03-28_-_The_starting-point_of_spiritual_experience_-_The_boundless_finite_-_The_Timeless_and_Time_-_Mental_explanation_not_enough_-_Changing_knowledge_into_experience_-_Sat-Chit-Tapas-Ananda
1956-05-02_-_Threefold_union_-_Manifestation_of_the_Supramental_-_Profiting_from_the_Divine_-_Recognition_of_the_Supramental_Force_-_Ascent,_descent,_manifestation
1956-06-06_-_Sign_or_indication_from_books_of_revelation_-_Spiritualised_mind_-_Stages_of_sadhana_-_Reversal_of_consciousness_-_Organisation_around_central_Presence_-_Boredom,_most_common_human_malady
1956-07-11_-_Beauty_restored_to_its_priesthood_-_Occult_worlds,_occult_beings_-_Difficulties_and_the_supramental_force
1956-09-26_-_Soul_of_desire_-_Openness,_harmony_with_Nature_-_Communion_with_divine_Presence_-_Individuality,_difficulties,_soul_of_desire_-_personal_contact_with_the_Mother_-_Inner_receptivity_-_Bad_thoughts_before_the_Mother
1956-10-10_-_The_supramental_race__in_a_few_centuries_-_Condition_for_new_realisation_-_Everyone_must_follow_his_own_path_-_Progress,_no_two_paths_alike
1957-03-13_-_Our_best_friend
1957-04-03_-_Different_religions_and_spirituality
1957-05-29_-_Progressive_transformation
1957-06-26_-_Birth_through_direct_transmutation_-_Man_and_woman_-_Judging_others_-_divine_Presence_in_all_-_New_birth
1957-12-11_-_Appearance_of_the_first_men
1957-12-18_-_Modern_science_and_illusion_-_Value_of_experience,_its_transforming_power_-_Supramental_power,_first_aspect_to_manifest
1958-02-19_-_Experience_of_the_supramental_boat_-_The_Censors_-_Absurdity_of_artificial_means
1958-08-13_-_Profit_by_staying_in_the_Ashram_-_What_Sri_Aurobindo_has_come_to_tell_us_-_Finding_the_Divine
1958-08-27_-_Meditation_and_imagination_-_From_thought_to_idea,_from_idea_to_principle
1969_09_29
1.anon_-_If_this_were_a_world
1f.lovecraft_-_Ashes
1f.lovecraft_-_At_the_Mountains_of_Madness
1f.lovecraft_-_Deaf,_Dumb,_and_Blind
1f.lovecraft_-_In_the_Vault
1f.lovecraft_-_Old_Bugs
1f.lovecraft_-_Pickmans_Model
1f.lovecraft_-_Poetry_and_the_Gods
1f.lovecraft_-_Polaris
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Call_of_Cthulhu
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Case_of_Charles_Dexter_Ward
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Challenge_from_Beyond
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Colour_out_of_Space
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Curse_of_Yig
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Descendant
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Dream-Quest_of_Unknown_Kadath
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Festival
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Haunter_of_the_Dark
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Hoard_of_the_Wizard-Beast
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Horror_at_Red_Hook
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Horror_in_the_Museum
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Hound
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Last_Test
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Loved_Dead
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Lurking_Fear
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Man_of_Stone
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Mound
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Nameless_City
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Night_Ocean
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Quest_of_Iranon
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Rats_in_the_Walls
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Shadow_out_of_Time
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Shadow_over_Innsmouth
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Shunned_House
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Silver_Key
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Statement_of_Randolph_Carter
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Thing_on_the_Doorstep
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Tomb
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Tree
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Whisperer_in_Darkness
1f.lovecraft_-_Two_Black_Bottles
1f.lovecraft_-_Under_the_Pyramids
1f.lovecraft_-_Winged_Death
1.fs_-_Hymn_To_Joy
1.fs_-_The_Glove_-_A_Tale
1.gmh_-_The_Alchemist_In_The_City
1.hs_-_Bring_Perfumes_Sweet_To_Me
1.hs_-_The_Day_Of_Hope
1.ia_-_If_What_She_Says_Is_True
1.ia_-_If_what_she_says_is_true
1.ia_-_Reality
1.jk_-_Endymion_-_Book_II
1.jk_-_Endymion_-_Book_III
1.jk_-_Lamia._Part_I
1.jk_-_Otho_The_Great_-_Act_III
1.jk_-_Sonnet_To_Spenser
1.jk_-_The_Cap_And_Bells;_Or,_The_Jealousies_-_A_Faery_Tale_.._Unfinished
1.jk_-_The_Eve_Of_St._Agnes
1.jlb_-_The_Recoleta
1.jr_-_If_continually_you_keep_your_hope
1.lb_-_Drinking_Alone_in_the_Moonlight
1.lovecraft_-_Fungi_From_Yuggoth
1.lovecraft_-_March
1.mb_-_Its_True_I_Went_to_the_Market
1.pbs_-_Adonais_-_An_elegy_on_the_Death_of_John_Keats
1.pbs_-_Charles_The_First
1.pbs_-_Epipsychidion
1.pbs_-_Hellas_-_A_Lyrical_Drama
1.pbs_-_Hymn_To_Mercury
1.pbs_-_Lines_Written_Among_The_Euganean_Hills
1.pbs_-_Queen_Mab_-_Part_IV.
1.pbs_-_Queen_Mab_-_Part_V.
1.pbs_-_Queen_Mab_-_Part_VII.
1.pbs_-_The_Cenci_-_A_Tragedy_In_Five_Acts
1.pbs_-_The_Revolt_Of_Islam_-_Canto_I-XII
1.pbs_-_To_The_Lord_Chancellor
1.rb_-_Bishop_Blougram's_Apology
1.rb_-_Bishop_Orders_His_Tomb_at_Saint_Praxed's_Church,_Rome,_The
1.rb_-_Cleon
1.rb_-_Earth's_Immortalities
1.rb_-_Paracelsus_-_Part_III_-_Paracelsus
1.rb_-_Paracelsus_-_Part_II_-_Paracelsus_Attains
1.rb_-_Paracelsus_-_Part_I_-_Paracelsus_Aspires
1.rb_-_Paracelsus_-_Part_IV_-_Paracelsus_Aspires
1.rb_-_Pippa_Passes_-_Part_I_-_Morning
1.rb_-_Pippa_Passes_-_Part_IV_-_Night
1.rb_-_Rhyme_for_a_Child_Viewing_a_Naked_Venus_in_a_Painting_of_'The_Judgement_of_Paris'
1.rb_-_Sordello_-_Book_the_Fifth
1.rb_-_Sordello_-_Book_the_First
1.rb_-_Sordello_-_Book_the_Fourth
1.rb_-_Sordello_-_Book_the_Second
1.rb_-_Sordello_-_Book_the_Third
1.rb_-_The_Flight_Of_The_Duchess
1.rb_-_The_Pied_Piper_Of_Hamelin
1.rb_-_Waring
1.rmr_-_Elegy_I
1.rmr_-_Elegy_IV
1.rmr_-_Fire's_Reflection
1.rt_-_Fireflies
1.rt_-_Gitanjali
1.rt_-_Where_Shadow_Chases_Light
1.rwe_-_Flower_Chorus
1.rwe_-_In_Memoriam
1.rwe_-_Monadnoc
1.rwe_-_Ode_To_Beauty
1.rwe_-_Saadi
1.sca_-_O_blessed_poverty
1.sfa_-_Prayer_Inspired_by_the_Our_Father
1.snt_-_You,_oh_Christ,_are_the_Kingdom_of_Heaven
1.srm_-_The_Necklet_of_Nine_Gems
1.vpt_-_He_promised_hed_return_tomorrow
1.wby_-_A_Dramatic_Poem
1.wby_-_All_Souls_Night
1.wby_-_The_Grey_Rock
1.wby_-_The_Shadowy_Waters_-_The_Shadowy_Waters
1.wby_-_The_Two_Kings
1.wby_-_To_A_Wealthy_Man_Who_Promised_A_Second_Subscription_To_The_Dublin_Municipal_Gallery_If_It_Were_Prove
1.whitman_-_A_Promise_To_California
1.whitman_-_As_I_Sat_Alone_By_Blue_Ontarios_Shores
1.whitman_-_As_I_Walk_These_Broad,_Majestic_Days
1.whitman_-_Carol_Of_Words
1.whitman_-_Europe,_The_72d_And_73d_Years_Of_These_States
1.whitman_-_Faces
1.whitman_-_Not_Heaving_From_My_Ribbd_Breast_Only
1.whitman_-_Song_of_Myself
1.whitman_-_Song_Of_Myself-_V
1.whitman_-_Song_Of_The_Redwood-Tree
1.whitman_-_Souvenirs_Of_Democracy
1.whitman_-_To_A_Foild_European_Revolutionaire
1.ww_-_0-_The_White_Doe_Of_Rylstone,_Or,_The_Fate_Of_The_Nortons_-_Dedication
1.ww_-_4-_The_White_Doe_Of_Rylstone,_Or,_The_Fate_Of_The_Nortons
1.ww_-_5_-_I_believe_in_you_my_soul,_the_other_I_am_must_not_abase_itself_to_you
1.ww_-_5-_The_White_Doe_Of_Rylstone,_Or,_The_Fate_Of_The_Nortons
1.ww_-_6-_The_White_Doe_Of_Rylstone,_Or,_The_Fate_Of_The_Nortons
1.ww_-_7-_The_White_Doe_Of_Rylstone,_Or,_The_Fate_Of_The_Nortons
1.ww_-_Address_To_The_Scholars_Of_The_Village_School_Of_---
1.ww_-_A_Whirl-Blast_From_Behind_The_Hill
1.ww_-_Book_Eleventh-_France_[concluded]
1.ww_-_Book_Fifth-Books
1.ww_-_Book_First_[Introduction-Childhood_and_School_Time]
1.ww_-_Book_Fourth_[Summer_Vacation]
1.ww_-_Book_Ninth_[Residence_in_France]
1.ww_-_Book_Seventh_[Residence_in_London]
1.ww_-_Book_Tenth_{Residence_in_France_continued]
1.ww_-_Book_Third_[Residence_at_Cambridge]
1.ww_-_Book_Thirteenth_[Imagination_And_Taste,_How_Impaired_And_Restored_Concluded]
1.ww_-_By_The_Side_Of_The_Grave_Some_Years_After
1.ww_-_Composed_At_The_Same_Time_And_On_The_Same_Occasion
1.ww_-_Composed_on_The_Eve_Of_The_Marriage_Of_A_Friend_In_The_Vale_Of_Grasmere
1.ww_-_Epitaphs_Translated_From_Chiabrera
1.ww_-_Foresight
1.ww_-_Guilt_And_Sorrow,_Or,_Incidents_Upon_Salisbury_Plain
1.ww_-_Maternal_Grief
1.ww_-_Memorials_Of_A_Tour_In_Scotland-_1803
1.ww_-_Michael-_A_Pastoral_Poem
1.ww_-_Oer_The_Wide_Earth,_On_Mountain_And_On_Plain
1.ww_-_Resolution_And_Independence
1.ww_-_She_Was_A_Phantom_Of_Delight
1.ww_-_Stanzas
1.ww_-_The_Excursion-_II-_Book_First-_The_Wanderer
1.ww_-_The_Excursion-_IV-_Book_Third-_Despondency
1.ww_-_The_Excursion-_V-_Book_Fouth-_Despondency_Corrected
1.ww_-_The_Excursion-_VII-_Book_Sixth-_The_Churchyard_Among_the_Mountains
1.ww_-_The_Excursion-_X-_Book_Ninth-_Discourse_of_the_Wanderer,_and_an_Evening_Visit_to_the_Lake
1.ww_-_The_French_Revolution_as_it_appeared_to_Enthusiasts
1.ww_-_The_Morning_Of_The_Day_Appointed_For_A_General_Thanksgiving._January_18,_1816
1.ww_-_The_Prelude,_Book_1-_Childhood_And_School-Time
1.ww_-_To_Sir_George_Howland_Beaumont,_Bart_From_the_South-West_Coast_Or_Cumberland_1811
1.ww_-_Vaudracour_And_Julia
1.ww_-_Written_In_A_Blank_Leaf_Of_Macpherson's_Ossian
1.ww_-_Yarrow_Visited
2.01_-_AT_THE_STAR_THEATRE
2.01_-_Habit_1__Be_Proactive
2.01_-_On_Books
2.01_-_The_Mother
2.01_-_The_Road_of_Trials
2.01_-_The_Two_Natures
2.02_-_Habit_2__Begin_with_the_End_in_Mind
2.02_-_Meeting_With_the_Goddess
2.02_-_The_Ishavasyopanishad_with_a_commentary_in_English
2.02_-_THE_SCINTILLA
2.03_-_DEMETER
2.03_-_Karmayogin__A_Commentary_on_the_Isha_Upanishad
2.03_-_On_Medicine
2.03_-_THE_ENIGMA_OF_BOLOGNA
2.04_-_The_Divine_and_the_Undivine
2.04_-_The_Secret_of_Secrets
2.05_-_On_Poetry
2.06_-_Reality_and_the_Cosmic_Illusion
2.06_-_Two_Tales_of_Seeking_and_Losing
2.06_-_WITH_VARIOUS_DEVOTEES
2.06_-_Works_Devotion_and_Knowledge
2.07_-_I_Also_Try_to_Tell_My_Tale
2.07_-_The_Knowledge_and_the_Ignorance
2.07_-_The_Mother__Relations_with_Others
2.07_-_The_Supreme_Word_of_the_Gita
2.08_-_On_Non-Violence
2.08_-_The_Sword
2.0_-_THE_ANTICHRIST
2.1.01_-_The_Central_Process_of_the_Sadhana
2.1.02_-_Love_and_Death
2.10_-_THE_MASTER_AND_NARENDRA
2.10_-_The_Vision_of_the_World-Spirit_-_Time_the_Destroyer
2.1.1_-_The_Nature_of_the_Vital
2.11_-_WITH_THE_DEVOTEES_IN_CALCUTTA
2.12_-_On_Miracles
2.12_-_THE_MASTERS_REMINISCENCES
2.13_-_THE_MASTER_AT_THE_HOUSES_OF_BALARM_AND_GIRISH
2.1.4_-_The_Lower_Vital_Being
2.14_-_The_Unpacking_of_God
2.15_-_On_the_Gods_and_Asuras
2.16_-_The_15th_of_August
2.16_-_VISIT_TO_NANDA_BOSES_HOUSE
2.17_-_December_1938
2.17_-_The_Progress_to_Knowledge_-_God,_Man_and_Nature
2.18_-_January_1939
2.18_-_SRI_RAMAKRISHNA_AT_SYAMPUKUR
2.18_-_The_Soul_and_Its_Liberation
2.19_-_Feb-May_1939
2.19_-_Out_of_the_Sevenfold_Ignorance_towards_the_Sevenfold_Knowledge
2.2.01_-_Work_and_Yoga
2.2.03_-_The_Psychic_Being
2.2.04_-_Practical_Concerns_in_Work
2.20_-_Nov-Dec_1939
2.20_-_ON_REDEMPTION
2.20_-_THE_MASTERS_TRAINING_OF_HIS_DISCIPLES
2.20_-_The_Philosophy_of_Rebirth
2.21_-_1940
2.21_-_IN_THE_COMPANY_OF_DEVOTEES_AT_SYAMPUKUR
2.22_-_Rebirth_and_Other_Worlds;_Karma,_the_Soul_and_Immortality
2.22_-_THE_STILLEST_HOUR
2.22_-_The_Supreme_Secret
2.23_-_The_Core_of_the_Gita.s_Meaning
2.24_-_Gnosis_and_Ananda
2.24_-_The_Evolution_of_the_Spiritual_Man
2.25_-_AFTER_THE_PASSING_AWAY
2.25_-_The_Triple_Transformation
2.26_-_The_Ascent_towards_Supermind
2.26_-_The_Supramental_Descent
2.2.7.01_-_Some_General_Remarks
2.28_-_The_Divine_Life
2.3.01_-_Aspiration_and_Surrender_to_the_Mother
2.3.04_-_The_Mother's_Force
2.3.07_-_The_Mother_in_Visions,_Dreams_and_Experiences
2.3.08_-_The_Mother's_Help_in_Difficulties
2.3.2_-_Desire
29.04_-_Mothers_Playground
3.00_-_Introduction
30.14_-_Rabindranath_and_Modernism
3.01_-_Sincerity
3.01_-_THE_BIRTH_OF_THOUGHT
3.01_-_Towards_the_Future
3.02_-_King_and_Queen
3.02_-_The_Great_Secret
3.02_-_The_Practice_Use_of_Dream-Analysis
3.02_-_The_Psychology_of_Rebirth
3.03_-_Faith_and_the_Divine_Grace
3.03_-_The_Ascent_to_Truth
3.03_-_THE_MODERN_EARTH
3.04_-_LUNA
3.08_-_Of_Equilibrium
3.1.02_-_Asceticism_and_the_Integral_Yoga
31.08_-_The_Unity_of_India
3.10_-_ON_THE_THREE_EVILS
3.12_-_ON_OLD_AND_NEW_TABLETS
3.1.3_-_Difficulties_of_the_Physical_Being
3.18_-_Of_Clairvoyance_and_the_Body_of_Light
31_Hymns_to_the_Star_Goddess
3.2.01_-_On_Ideals
3.2.03_-_Conservation_and_Progress
32.03_-_In_This_Crisis
3.2.04_-_The_Conservative_Mind_and_Eastern_Progress
3.2.06_-_The_Adwaita_of_Shankaracharya
3.2.08_-_Bhakti_Yoga_and_Vaishnavism
3.2.3_-_Dreams
33.17_-_Two_Great_Wars
33.18_-_I_Bow_to_the_Mother
3.5.02_-_Thoughts_and_Glimpses
3-5_Full_Circle
37.01_-_Yama_-_Nachiketa_(Katha_Upanishad)
37.02_-_The_Story_of_Jabala-Satyakama
3.7.1.02_-_The_Reincarnating_Soul
3.7.1.05_-_The_Significance_of_Rebirth
3.7.2.03_-_Mind_Nature_and_Law_of_Karma
3.7.2.04_-_The_Higher_Lines_of_Karma
3.7.2.05_-_Appendix_I_-_The_Tangle_of_Karma
3_-_Commentaries_and_Annotated_Translations
4.01_-_Sweetness_in_Prayer
4.02_-_Autobiographical_Evidence
4.02_-_BEYOND_THE_COLLECTIVE_-_THE_HYPER-PERSONAL
4.02_-_Divine_Consolations.
4.03_-_Prayer_to_the_Ever-greater_Christ
4.03_-_THE_ULTIMATE_EARTH
4.04_-_In_the_Total_Christ
4.06_-_Purification-the_Lower_Mentality
4.1.1_-_The_Difficulties_of_Yoga
4.11_-_The_Perfection_of_Equality
4.1.2_-_The_Difficulties_of_Human_Nature
4.13_-_ON_THE_HIGHER_MAN
4.2.3.05_-_Obstacles_to_the_Psychic's_Emergence
4.2.4_-_Time_and_CHange_of_the_Nature
4.2.5_-_Dealing_with_Depression_and_Despondency
4.42_-_Chapter_Two
4.43_-_Chapter_Three
4.4.5.01_-_Descent_and_Experiences_of_the_Inner_Being
5.02_-_Against_Teleological_Concept
5.03_-_ADAM_AS_THE_FIRST_ADEPT
5.03_-_The_Divine_Body
5.04_-_Supermind_and_the_Life_Divine
5.06_-_THE_TRANSFORMATION
5.1.01.3_-_The_Book_of_the_Assembly
5.1.01.4_-_The_Book_of_Partings
5.1.01.5_-_The_Book_of_Achilles
5.1.01.9_-_Book_IX
5.2.01_-_Word-Formation
5.4.01_-_Notes_on_Root-Sounds
6.02_-_Great_Meteorological_Phenomena,_Etc
6.09_-_THE_THIRD_STAGE_-_THE_UNUS_MUNDUS
7.04_-_Self-Reliance
7.05_-_The_Senses
7.09_-_Right_Judgement
7.16_-_Sympathy
Aeneid
Apology
Appendix_4_-_Priest_Spells
Blazing_P2_-_Map_the_Stages_of_Conventional_Consciousness
Blazing_P3_-_Explore_the_Stages_of_Postconventional_Consciousness
BOOK_I._-_Augustine_censures_the_pagans,_who_attributed_the_calamities_of_the_world,_and_especially_the_sack_of_Rome_by_the_Goths,_to_the_Christian_religion_and_its_prohibition_of_the_worship_of_the_gods
BOOK_II._-_A_review_of_the_calamities_suffered_by_the_Romans_before_the_time_of_Christ,_showing_that_their_gods_had_plunged_them_into_corruption_and_vice
BOOK_III._-_The_external_calamities_of_Rome
BOOK_II._--_PART_I._ANTHROPOGENESIS.
BOOK_II._--_PART_III._ADDENDA._SCIENCE_AND_THE_SECRET_DOCTRINE_CONTRASTED
BOOK_II._--_PART_II._THE_ARCHAIC_SYMBOLISM_OF_THE_WORLD-RELIGIONS
BOOK_I._--_PART_I._COSMIC_EVOLUTION
BOOK_I._--_PART_III._SCIENCE_AND_THE_SECRET_DOCTRINE_CONTRASTED
BOOK_I._--_PART_II._THE_EVOLUTION_OF_SYMBOLISM_IN_ITS_APPROXIMATE_ORDER
BOOK_IV._-_That_empire_was_given_to_Rome_not_by_the_gods,_but_by_the_One_True_God
BOOK_IX._-_Of_those_who_allege_a_distinction_among_demons,_some_being_good_and_others_evil
Book_of_Exodus
Book_of_Genesis
Book_of_Imaginary_Beings_(text)
BOOK_VIII._-_Some_account_of_the_Socratic_and_Platonic_philosophy,_and_a_refutation_of_the_doctrine_of_Apuleius_that_the_demons_should_be_worshipped_as_mediators_between_gods_and_men
BOOK_VII._-_Of_the_select_gods_of_the_civil_theology,_and_that_eternal_life_is_not_obtained_by_worshipping_them
BOOK_VI._-_Of_Varros_threefold_division_of_theology,_and_of_the_inability_of_the_gods_to_contri_bute_anything_to_the_happiness_of_the_future_life
BOOK_V._-_Of_fate,_freewill,_and_God's_prescience,_and_of_the_source_of_the_virtues_of_the_ancient_Romans
BOOK_XI._-_Augustine_passes_to_the_second_part_of_the_work,_in_which_the_origin,_progress,_and_destinies_of_the_earthly_and_heavenly_cities_are_discussed.Speculations_regarding_the_creation_of_the_world
BOOK_XIII._-_That_death_is_penal,_and_had_its_origin_in_Adam's_sin
BOOK_XII._-_Of_the_creation_of_angels_and_men,_and_of_the_origin_of_evil
BOOK_XIV._-_Of_the_punishment_and_results_of_mans_first_sin,_and_of_the_propagation_of_man_without_lust
BOOK_XIX._-_A_review_of_the_philosophical_opinions_regarding_the_Supreme_Good,_and_a_comparison_of_these_opinions_with_the_Christian_belief_regarding_happiness
BOOK_X._-_Porphyrys_doctrine_of_redemption
BOOK_XVIII._-_A_parallel_history_of_the_earthly_and_heavenly_cities_from_the_time_of_Abraham_to_the_end_of_the_world
BOOK_XVII._-_The_history_of_the_city_of_God_from_the_times_of_the_prophets_to_Christ
BOOK_XVI._-_The_history_of_the_city_of_God_from_Noah_to_the_time_of_the_kings_of_Israel
BOOK_XV._-_The_progress_of_the_earthly_and_heavenly_cities_traced_by_the_sacred_history
BOOK_XXII._-_Of_the_eternal_happiness_of_the_saints,_the_resurrection_of_the_body,_and_the_miracles_of_the_early_Church
BOOK_XXI._-_Of_the_eternal_punishment_of_the_wicked_in_hell,_and_of_the_various_objections_urged_against_it
BOOK_XX._-_Of_the_last_judgment,_and_the_declarations_regarding_it_in_the_Old_and_New_Testaments
BS_1_-_Introduction_to_the_Idea_of_God
Chapter_III_-_WHEREIN_IS_RELATED_THE_DROLL_WAY_IN_WHICH_DON_QUIXOTE_HAD_HIMSELF_DUBBED_A_KNIGHT
Chapter_I_-_WHICH_TREATS_OF_THE_CHARACTER_AND_PURSUITS_OF_THE_FAMOUS_GENTLEMAN_DON_QUIXOTE_OF_LA_MANCHA
COSA_-_BOOK_I
COSA_-_BOOK_IX
COSA_-_BOOK_V
COSA_-_BOOK_VI
COSA_-_BOOK_X
COSA_-_BOOK_XI
COSA_-_BOOK_XII
DS3
Emma_Zunz
ENNEAD_03.02_-_Of_Providence.
ENNEAD_03.08b_-_Of_Nature,_Contemplation_and_Unity.
ENNEAD_06.09_-_Of_the_Good_and_the_One.
Epistle_to_the_Romans
Euthyphro
Gorgias
Ion
I._THE_ATTRACTIVE_POWER_OF_GOD
Liber_46_-_The_Key_of_the_Mysteries
Liber_71_-_The_Voice_of_the_Silence_-_The_Two_Paths_-_The_Seven_Portals
Medea_-_A_Vergillian_Cento
Meno
Phaedo
Prayers_and_Meditations_by_Baha_u_llah_text
r1912_01_14
r1912_01_14a
r1912_01_15
r1912_07_13
r1912_07_14
r1912_07_15
r1912_07_16
r1912_07_20
r1912_11_15
r1912_12_01
r1912_12_05
r1912_12_06
r1912_12_10
r1913_01_02
r1913_01_09
r1913_01_10
r1913_01_13
r1913_01_26
r1913_01_28
r1913_01_31
r1913_02_03
r1913_06_12
r1913_07_09
r1913_11_25
r1914_01_04
r1914_03_17
r1914_03_31
r1914_04_02
r1914_04_04
r1914_04_13
r1914_04_14
r1914_05_05
r1914_06_29
r1914_07_03
r1914_07_12
r1914_07_19
r1914_07_29
r1914_11_10
r1914_11_26
r1914_12_08
r1914_12_19
r1914_12_31
r1915_01_04a
r1915_01_13
r1915_01_14
r1915_02_02
r1915_05_21
r1915_06_07
r1916_02_24
r1917_01_30
r1917_02_22
r1918_02_14
r1918_05_09
r1920_02_22
r1920_02_24
r1920_03_03
r1920_03_05
r1920_06_13
r1927_01_06
r1927_01_12
r1927_01_15
r1927_01_17
r1927_10_24
r1927_10_31
Sayings_of_Sri_Ramakrishna_(text)
Sophist
Symposium_translated_by_B_Jowett
Tablets_of_Baha_u_llah_text
Talks_With_Sri_Aurobindo_1
Talks_With_Sri_Aurobindo_2
The_Act_of_Creation_text
Theaetetus
The_Aleph
The_Anapanasati_Sutta__A_Practical_Guide_to_Mindfullness_of_Breathing_and_Tranquil_Wisdom_Meditation
The_Book_of_Certitude_-_P1
The_Book_of_Certitude_-_P2
The_Book_of_Joshua
The_Book_of_the_Prophet_Isaiah
The_Book_of_the_Prophet_Micah
The_Coming_Race_Contents
The_Dwellings_of_the_Philosophers
The_Epistle_of_James
The_Epistle_of_Paul_to_the_Ephesians
the_Eternal_Wisdom
The_First_Epistle_of_Paul_to_Timothy
The_First_Letter_of_John
The_Gold_Bug
The_Gospel_According_to_Luke
The_Gospel_According_to_Mark
The_Gospel_According_to_Matthew
The_Immortal
The_Letter_to_the_Hebrews
The_Library_of_Babel
The_Library_Of_Babel_2
The_Logomachy_of_Zos
The_Pilgrims_Progress
The_Second_Epistle_of_Paul_to_Timothy
The_Second_Epistle_of_Peter
The_Shadow_Out_Of_Time
Thus_Spoke_Zarathustra_text
Timaeus
Verses_of_Vemana

PRIMARY CLASS

SIMILAR TITLES
promise
the promise of this place

DEFINITIONS


TERMS STARTING WITH

promise ::: a. --> In general, a declaration, written or verbal, made by one person to another, which binds the person who makes it to do, or to forbear to do, a specified act; a declaration which gives to the person to whom it is made a right to expect or to claim the performance or forbearance of a specified act.
An engagement by one person to another, either in words or in writing, but properly not under seal, for the performance or nonperformance of some particular thing. The word promise is used to


promised ::: imp. & p. p. --> of Promise

promisee ::: n. --> The person to whom a promise is made.

promiser ::: n. --> One who promises.

promise “which I sware unto your fathers” to

Promised Land Exoterically, the so-called Holy Land of Palestine, which was promised to the Hebrews as the goal of their wanderings. All peoples of the earth cherish the hope of reaching a Promised Land where peace, happiness, and prosperity will once again be the endowment of the human race. Esoterically it is nirvana or the pristine spiritual laya-state from which issued the eternal monad and to which it shall ultimately return. It also refers to the sublime consummation of human evolutionary destiny which will take place at the end of the seventh round on the last globe of our planetary chain; and to the reaching by the neophyte through self-devised efforts and initiation of the full status of mahatmaship or minor dhyan-chohanship even on this earth.


TERMS ANYWHERE

(2) In ethics: in the narrower traditional sense, intuitionism is the view that certain actions or kinds of action may be known to be right or wrong by a direct intuition of their rightness or wrongness, without any consideration of the value of their consequences. In this sense intuitionism is opposed to utilitarian and teleological ethics, and is most recently represented by the neo-intuitionists at Oxford, H. A. Prichard, E. F. Carritt, W. D. Ross. It is sometimes said to involve the view that the organ of ethical insight is non-rational and even unique. It takes, according to Sidgwick, three forms. Perceptual intuitionism holds that only judgments relating to the rightness or wrongness of particular acts are intuitive. Dogmatic intuitionism holds that some general material propositions relating to the rightness or wrongness of kinds of acts may also be intuited, e.g. that promises ought to be kept. Philosophical intuitionism holds that it is only certain general propositions about what is right or wrong that are intuitive, and that these are few and purely formal. In the wider more recent sense, intuitionism includes all views in which ethics is made to rest on intuitions, particular or general, as to the rightness, obligatoriness, goodness, oi value of actions or objects. Taken in this sense, intuitionism is the dominant point of view in recent British ethics, and is represented in Europe by the phenomenological ethics of M. Scheler and N. Hartmann, having also proponents in America. That is, it covers not only the deontological intuitionism to be found at Oxford, but also the axiological and even teleological or utilitarian intuitionism to be found in J. Martineau, H. Sidgwick, H. Rashdall, G. E. Moore, J. Laird. Among earlier British moralists it is represented by tho Cambridge Platonists, the Moral Sense School, Clarke, Cumberland, Butler, Price, Reid, Whewell, etc.By saying that the basic propositions of ethics (i.e. of the theory of obligation, of the theory of value, or of both) are intuitive, the intuitionists mean at least that they are ultimate and underivative, primitive and uninferable, as well as synthetic, and sometimes also that they are self-evident and a priori. This implies that one or more of the basic notions of ethics (rightness, goodness, etc.) are indefinable, i.e. simple or unanalysable and unique; and that ethics is autonomous. Intuitionists also hold that rightness and goodness are objective and non-natural. Hence their view is sometimes called objectivism or non-naturalism. The views of Moore and Laird are also sometimes referred to as realistic. See Deontological ethics, Axiological ethics, Teleological ethics, Utilitarianism, Objectivism, Realism, Autonomy of ethics, Non-naturalistic ethics. -- W.K.F.

a ::: promise; programme.

absolute ::: a. --> Loosed from any limitation or condition; uncontrolled; unrestricted; unconditional; as, absolute authority, monarchy, sovereignty, an absolute promise or command; absolute power; an absolute monarch.
Complete in itself; perfect; consummate; faultless; as, absolute perfection; absolute beauty.
Viewed apart from modifying influences or without comparison with other objects; actual; real; -- opposed to relative and


accept ::: v. t. --> To receive with a consenting mind (something offered); as, to accept a gift; -- often followed by of.
To receive with favor; to approve.
To receive or admit and agree to; to assent to; as, I accept your proposal, amendment, or excuse.
To take by the mind; to understand; as, How are these words to be accepted?
To receive as obligatory and promise to pay; as, to


accomplish ::: v. t. --> To complete, as time or distance.
To bring to an issue of full success; to effect; to perform; to execute fully; to fulfill; as, to accomplish a design, an object, a promise.
To equip or furnish thoroughly; hence, to complete in acquirements; to render accomplished; to polish.
To gain; to obtain.


" . . . a compromise is not a solution; it only salves over the difficulty and in the end increases the complexity of the problem and multiplies its issues.” The Synthesis of Yoga

“ . . . a compromise is not a solution; it only salves over the difficulty and in the end increases the complexity of the problem and multiplies its issues.” The Synthesis of Yoga

adhikaranasamatha. (P. adhikaranasamatha; T. rtsod pa nye bar zhi ba; C. miezhengfa; J. metsujoho; K. myolchaengpop 滅諍法). In Sanskrit, "settlement of a legal case," viz., rules for settling disputes, involving either confronting ordained monks and nuns who have transgressed the rules of the order (see PRATIMOKsA) or dealing with differences that have arisen within the order. The settlement of a legal question or case (ADHIKARAnA) within the SAMGHA may be accomplished in seven ways (SAPTADHIKARAnAsAMATHA): (1) a verdict "in the presence of," viz., bringing disputants before a panel of competent monks or the saMgha as a whole and rendering a verdict according to the appropriate legal procedure; (2) a verdict "of mindfulness": declaring the accused innocent by virtue of being pure and without offense-e.g., being an ARHAT-and thus incapable of wrongdoing; (3) declaring the accused not guilty by reason of insanity; (4) adding an additional punishment to a monk who confesses to a specific type of wrongdoing only after being interrogated; (5) rendering a verdict by majority vote of the whole saMgha when a competent monk or a panel of competent monks is unable to reach a decision; (6) resolution through an admission of guilt; and (7) a verdict of "covering over as with grass": viz., settling a case between disputants through arbitration and compromise before bringing it before the saMgha for a verdict. These seven methods of resolving disputes are typically placed at the end of the list of rules in the PRATIMOKsA code and appear in the PAli PAtimokkha in its CulAVAGGA section. These seven types of verdicts are sometimes listed in different orders.

A failed_break ::: occurs when a price moves through an identified level of support or resistance but does not have enough momentum to maintain its direction. Since the validity of the breakout is compromised and the profit potential significantly decreases, many traders close their positions. A failed break is also commonly referred to as a "false breakout."

affiance ::: n. --> Plighted faith; marriage contract or promise.
Trust; reliance; faith; confidence. ::: v. t. --> To betroth; to pledge one&


agreement ::: n. --> State of agreeing; harmony of opinion, statement, action, or character; concurrence; concord; conformity; as, a good agreement subsists among the members of the council.
Concord or correspondence of one word with another in gender, number, case, or person.
A concurrence in an engagement that something shall be done or omitted; an exchange of promises; mutual understanding, arrangement, or stipulation; a contract.


akalpikavastu. (P. akappiyavatthu; T. rung ba ma yin pa'i dngos po; C. bujing wu; J. fujomotsu; K. pujong mul 不淨物). In Sanskrit, "inappropriate possessions" or "improper matters"; eight kinds of possessions or activities that monks and nuns are expected to avoid, since they may compromise their status as renunciants: (1) gold, (2) silver, (3) servants or slaves, (4) cattle, (5) sheep, (6) safe deposits or warehouses, (7) engaging in trade, and (8) engaging in farming. (An alternative version of this list does not include "sheep," but instead distinguishes between male and female servants or slaves). Another list has the following: (1) possessing land or property, (2) engaging in animal husbandry, (3) maintaining storage of grains or food and silk or other cloth, (4) having servants or slaves, (5) keeping animals (as either pets or livestock), (6) keeping money, (7) keeping cushions and pans, and (8) keeping furniture gilded with gold, ivory, or precious jewels.

akunin shoki. (惡人正機). In Japanese, lit. "evil people have the right capacity"; the emblematic teaching of the JoDO SHINSHu teacher SHINRAN (1173-1263), which suggests that AMITABHA's compassion is directed primarily to evildoers. When AmitAbha was still the monk named DHARMAKARA, he made a series of forty-eight vows (PRAnIDHANA) that he promised to fulfill before he became a buddha. The most important of these vows to much of the PURE LAND tradition is the eighteenth, in which he vows that all beings who call his name will be reborn in his pure land of SUKHAVATĪ. This prospect of salvation has nothing to do with whether one is a monk or layperson, man or woman, saint or sinner, learned or ignorant. In this doctrine, Shinran goes so far as to claim that if a good man can be reborn in the pure land, so much more so can an evil man. This is because the good man remains attached to the delusion that his virtuous deeds will somehow bring about his salvation, while the evil man has abandoned this conceit and accepts that only through AmitAbha's grace will rebirth in the pure land be won.

Alavaka. Name of a man-eating ogre (P. yakkha; S. YAKsA) whose conversion by the Buddha is described in PAli materials. Alavaka dwelt in a tree near the town Alavi and had been granted a boon by the king of the yakkhas that allowed him to eat anyone who came into the shadow of his tree. Even the sight of the ogre rendered the bodies of men as soft as butter. His tree was surrounded by a stout wall and covered with a metal net. Above it lay the sky passage to the HimAlaya mountains traversed by those who possessed supernatural powers. Ascetics seeing the strange abode would descend out of curiosity, whereupon Alavaka would ask them knotty questions about their beliefs. When they could not answer, he would penetrate their hearts with his mind and drive them mad. Alavaka is most famous for the promise he extorted from the king of Alavi, whom he captured while the monarch was on a hunting expedition. In order to save his life, the king promised to supply the ogre regularly with a human victim. The king first delivered convicted criminals for sacrifice, but when there were no more, he ordered each family to supply one child at the appointed time. Pregnant women fearing for their unborn infants fled the city, until after twelve years, only one child, the king's own son, remained. The child was duly made ready and sent to the ogre. The Buddha knew of the impending event and went to the ogre's abode to intervene. While Alavaka was absent, the Buddha sat upon the ogre's throne and preached to his harem. Informed of the Buddha's brazenness, Alavaka returned and attacked the Buddha with his superpowers to remove him from the throne, but to no avail. The Buddha only left when politely asked to do so. Still unwilling to admit defeat, the ogre invited the Buddha to answer questions put to him. So skillfully did the Buddha answer that Alavaka shouted for joy and then and there became a stream-enterer (SROTAAPANNA; P. sotApanna). When the king's entourage delivered the young prince for sacrifice, Alavaka, ashamed of his past deeds, surrendered the boy to the Buddha, who in turn handed him back to the king's men. Because he was handed from one to another, the boy was known as Hatthaka (Little Hand, or Handful) and in adulthood became one of the chief lay patrons of the Buddha. When the populace heard of the ogre's conversion, they were overjoyed and built a shrine for him, where they offered flowers and perfumes daily. Alavaka is named in the AtAnAtiyasutta as one of several yaksas who may be entreated for protection against dangers.

Aliyah ::: (Heb. To go up) Aliyah refers to when one is called to the altar (bema) to read from the Torah. Also immigration to Israel. Starting in the 1880’s, moving to Palestine was known as “ingathering of the exile” or a “returning” to the promised land, thus bearing significant religious and Zionistic significance. The phases of immigration are also referred to each as an Aliyah and primarily consisted of Jews fleeing from persecution or dreaming of building Holy Land. The First Aliyah (1882-1903) were 20,000-30,000 Jews from Russia, Romania, and Galicia. The Second Aliyah (1904-1914) consisted of 35,000-40,000 pioneering youth from Russia after WWI, the Third Aliyah (1919-1923) of 35,000 youth from Russia, Poland, and Romania. The Fourth Aliyah (1924-1931) consisted of 88,000 Jews from Poland. The Fifth Aliyah (1932-1938) consisted of 215,000 Jews, during WWII about 82,000 Jews, and afterwards 57,000. After the establishment of the State of Israel, the Law of Return has made Aliyah a state policy. Since 1948, there have also been waves of immigration, such as the Soviet Union Jewish immigration in the 1990’s.

Amiga "computer" A range of home computers first released by {Commodore Business Machines} in early 1985 (though they did not design the original - see below). Amigas were popular for {games}, {video processing}, and {multimedia}. One notable feature is a hardware {blitter} for speeding up graphics operations on whole areas of the screen. The Amiga was originally called the Lorraine, and was developed by a company named "Amiga" or "Amiga, Inc.", funded by some doctors to produce a killer game machine. After the US game machine market collapsed, the Amiga company sold some {joysticks} but no Lorraines or any other computer. They eventually floundered and looked for a buyer. Commodore at that time bought the (mostly complete) Amiga machine, infused some money, and pushed it through the final stages of development in a hurry. Commodore released it sometime[?] in 1985. Most components within the machine were known by nicknames. The {coprocessor} commonly called the "Copper" is in fact the "{Video} Timing Coprocessor" and is split between two chips: the instruction fetch and execute units are in the "Agnus" chip, and the {pixel} timing circuits are in the "Denise" chip (A for address, D for data). "Agnus" and "Denise" were responsible for effects timed to the {real-time} position of the video scan, such as midscreen {palette} changes, {sprite multiplying}, and {resolution} changes. Different versions (in order) were: "Agnus" (could only address 512K of {video RAM}), "Fat Agnus" (in a {PLCC} package, could access 1MB of video RAM), "Super Agnus" (slightly upgraded "Fat Agnus"). "Agnus" and "Fat Agnus" came in {PAL} and {NTSC} versions, "Super Agnus" came in one version, jumper selectable for PAL or NTSC. "Agnus" was replaced by "Alice" in the A4000 and A1200, which allowed for more {DMA} channels and higher bus {bandwidth}. "Denise" outputs binary video data (3*4 bits) to the "Vidiot". The "Vidiot" is a hybrid that combines and amplifies the 12-bit video data from "Denise" into {RGB} to the {monitor}. Other chips were "Amber" (a "flicker fixer", used in the A3000 and Commodore display enhancer for the A2000), "Gary" ({I/O}, addressing, G for {glue logic}), "Buster" (the {bus controller}, which replaced "Gary" in the A2000), "Buster II" (for handling the Zorro II/III cards in the A3000, which meant that "Gary" was back again), "Ramsey" (The {RAM} controller), "DMAC" (The DMA controller chip for the WD33C93 {SCSI adaptor} used in the A3000 and on the A2091/A2092 SCSI adaptor card for the A2000; and to control the {CD-ROM} in the {CDTV}), and "Paula" ({Peripheral}, Audio, {UART}, {interrupt} Lines, and {bus Arbiter}). There were several Amiga chipsets: the "Old Chipset" (OCS), the "Enhanced Chipset" (ECS), and {AGA}. OCS included "Paula", "Gary", "Denise", and "Agnus". ECS had the same "Paula", "Gary", "Agnus" (could address 2MB of Chip RAM), "Super Denise" (upgraded to support "Agnus" so that a few new {screen modes} were available). With the introduction of the {Amiga A600} "Gary" was replaced with "Gayle" (though the chipset was still called ECS). "Gayle" provided a number of improvments but the main one was support for the A600's {PCMCIA} port. The AGA chipset had "Agnus" with twice the speed and a 24-bit palette, maximum displayable: 8 bits (256 colours), although the famous "{HAM}" (Hold And Modify) trick allows pictures of 256,000 colours to be displayed. AGA's "Paula" and "Gayle" were unchanged but AGA "Denise" supported AGA "Agnus"'s new screen modes. Unfortunately, even AGA "Paula" did not support High Density {floppy disk drives}. (The Amiga 4000, though, did support high density drives.) In order to use a high density disk drive Amiga HD floppy drives spin at half the rotational speed thus halving the data rate to "Paula". Commodore Business Machines went bankrupt on 1994-04-29, the German company {Escom AG} bought the rights to the Amiga on 1995-04-21 and the Commodore Amiga became the Escom Amiga. In April 1996 Escom were reported to be making the {Amiga} range again but they too fell on hard times and {Gateway 2000} (now called Gateway) bought the Amiga brand on 1997-05-15. Gateway licensed the Amiga operating system to a German hardware company called {Phase 5} on 1998-03-09. The following day, Phase 5 announced the introduction of a four-processor {PowerPC} based Amiga {clone} called the "{pre\box}". Since then, it has been announced that the new operating system will be a version of {QNX}. On 1998-06-25, a company called {Access Innovations Ltd} announced {plans (http://micktinker.co.uk/aaplus.html)} to build a new Amiga chip set, the {AA+}, based partly on the AGA chips but with new fully 32-bit functional core and 16-bit AGA {hardware register emulation} for {backward compatibility}. The new core promised improved memory access and video display DMA. By the end of 2000, Amiga development was under the control of a [new?] company called {Amiga, Inc.}. As well as continuing development of AmigaOS (version 3.9 released in December 2000), their "Digital Environment" is a {virtual machine} for multiple {platforms} conforming to the {ZICO} specification. As of 2000, it ran on {MIPS}, {ARM}, {PPC}, and {x86} processors. {(http://amiga.com/)}. {Amiga Web Directory (http://cucug.org/amiga.html)}. {amiCrawler (http://amicrawler.com/)}. Newsgroups: {news:comp.binaries.amiga}, {news:comp.sources.amiga}, {news:comp.sys.amiga}, {news:comp.sys.amiga.advocacy}, {news:comp.sys.amiga.announce}, {news:comp.sys.amiga.applications}, {news:comp.sys.amiga.audio}, {news:comp.sys.amiga.datacomm}, {news:comp.sys.amiga.emulations}, {news:comp.sys.amiga.games}, {news:comp.sys.amiga.graphics}, {news:comp.sys.amiga.hardware}, {news:comp.sys.amiga.introduction}, {news:comp.sys.amiga.marketplace}, {news:comp.sys.amiga.misc}, {news:comp.sys.amiga.multimedia}, {news:comp.sys.amiga.programmer}, {news:comp.sys.amiga.reviews}, {news:comp.sys.amiga.tech}, {news:comp.sys.amiga.telecomm}, {news:comp.Unix.amiga}. See {aminet}, {Amoeba}, {bomb}, {exec}, {gronk}, {guru meditation}, {Intuition}, {sidecar}, {slap on the side}, {Vulcan nerve pinch}. (2003-07-05)

Amiga ::: (computer) A range of home computers first released by Commodore Business Machines in early 1985 (though they did not design the original - see below). feature is a hardware blitter for speeding up graphics operations on whole areas of the screen.The Amiga was originally called the Lorraine, and was developed by a company named Amiga or Amiga, Inc., funded by some doctors to produce a killer game joysticks but no Lorraines or any other computer. They eventually floundered and looked for a buyer.Commodore at that time bought the (mostly complete) Amiga machine, infused some money, and pushed it through the final stages of development in a hurry. Commodore released it sometime[?] in 1985.Most components within the machine were known by nicknames. The coprocessor commonly called the Copper is in fact the Video Timing Coprocessor and is Agnus chip, and the pixel timing circuits are in the Denise chip (A for address, D for data).Agnus and Denise were responsible for effects timed to the real-time position of the video scan, such as midscreen palette changes, sprite the A4000 and A1200, which allowed for more DMA channels and higher bus bandwidth.Denise outputs binary video data (3*4 bits) to the Vidiot. The Vidiot is a hybrid that combines and amplifies the 12-bit video data from Denise into RGB to the monitor.Other chips were Amber (a flicker fixer, used in the A3000 and Commodore display enhancer for the A2000), Gary (I/O, addressing, G for glue logic), card for the A2000; and to control the CD-ROM in the CDTV), and Paula (Peripheral, Audio, UART, interrupt Lines, and bus Arbiter).There were several Amiga chipsets: the Old Chipset (OCS), the Enhanced Chipset (ECS), and AGA. OCS included Paula, Gary, Denise, and Agnus.ECS had the same Paula, Gary, Agnus (could address 2MB of Chip RAM), Super Denise (upgraded to support Agnus so that a few new screen modes were Gayle (though the chipset was still called ECS). Gayle provided a number of improvments but the main one was support for the A600's PCMCIA port.The AGA chipset had Agnus with twice the speed and a 24-bit palette, maximum displayable: 8 bits (256 colours), although the famous HAM (Hold And Modify) use a high density disk drive Amiga HD floppy drives spin at half the rotational speed thus halving the data rate to Paula.Commodore Business Machines went bankrupt on 1994-04-29, the German company Escom AG bought the rights to the Amiga on 1995-04-21 and the Commodore Amiga range again but they too fell on hard times and Gateway 2000 (now called Gateway) bought the Amiga brand on 1997-05-15.Gateway licensed the Amiga operating system to a German hardware company called Phase 5 on 1998-03-09. The following day, Phase 5 announced the introduction of a four-processor PowerPC based Amiga clone called the pre\box. Since then, it has been announced that the new operating system will be a version of QNX.On 1998-06-25, a company called Access Innovations Ltd announced to build a new Amiga chip set, the AA+, based partly on the AGA chips but with backward compatibility. The new core promised improved memory access and video display DMA.By the end of 2000, Amiga development was under the control of a [new?] company called Amiga, Inc.. As well as continuing development of AmigaOS (version 3.9 multiple platforms conforming to the ZICO specification. As of 2000, it ran on MIPS, ARM, PPC, and x86 processors. . . .Newsgroups: comp.binaries.amiga, comp.sources.amiga, comp.sys.amiga, comp.sys.amiga.advocacy, comp.sys.amiga.announce, comp.sys.amiga.applications, comp.sys.amiga.multimedia, comp.sys.amiga.programmer, comp.sys.amiga.reviews, comp.sys.amiga.tech, comp.sys.amiga.telecomm, comp.Unix.amiga.See aminet, Amoeba, bomb, exec, gronk, guru meditation, Intuition, sidecar, slap on the side, Vulcan nerve pinch.(2003-07-05)

Angry young men: A term referring to a group of English writers, musicians and artists in the 1950s. Included in this group are Kingsley Amis, Braine, Sillitoe and, notably, Osborne. Osbourne’s play Look Back in Anger portrays the anti-heroJimmy Porter, who is the prototypical Angry Young Man. This group resented the upper-class and the establishment. Their works articulate contempt for the pretense of society in post-war Britain where, despite promises, working or middle-class educated people were unable to break into powerful areas. Their writing was often powerful, bitter and angry, often humorous, and much of it received critical acclaim.

As Sri Aurobindo once wrote to Dilip Kumar Roy, (I paraphrase) ‘ The earth is a conscious being and the world is only the form it takes to manifest.’ This statement of the Avatar, predating the GAIA theory by many years and far surpassing it in its infinite scope, promises an earth returned to beauty to manifest, unknown to man, an inconceivable perfection. I once wrote to Mother with a question about what would happen to plants and flowers in the New Creation. Her reply filled me with joy and gratitude for She said that the flowers would be among the first to change (be transformed) because their entire life is an aspiration for light. Imagine the beauty to come with flowers brilliant with the Divine Light, colours such as never seen before, fragrances that can transofrm suffering and sorrow into a life free of pain and filled with joy.

assumpsit ::: n. --> A promise or undertaking, founded on a consideration. This promise may be oral or in writing not under seal. It may be express or implied.
An action to recover damages for a breach or nonperformance of a contract or promise, express or implied, oral or in writing not under seal. Common or indebitatus assumpsit is brought for the most part on an implied promise. Special assumpsit is founded on an express promise or undertaking.


assure ::: v. t. --> To make sure or certain; to render confident by a promise, declaration, or other evidence.
To declare to, solemnly; to assert to (any one) with the design of inspiring belief or confidence.
To confirm; to make certain or secure.
To affiance; to betroth.
To insure; to covenant to indemnify for loss, or to pay a specified sum at death. See Insure.


a ::: true promise.

auspicious ::: a. --> Having omens or tokens of a favorable issue; giving promise of success, prosperity, or happiness; predicting good; as, an auspicious beginning.
Prosperous; fortunate; as, auspicious years.
Favoring; favorable; propitious; -- applied to persons or things.


Baiyi Guanyin. (S. PAndaravAsinī; T. Gos dkar mo; J. Byakue kannon; K. Paegŭi Kwanŭm 白衣觀音). In Chinese, "White-Robed GUANYIN (Perceiver of Sounds)." An esoteric form of the BODHISATTVA AVALOKITEsVARA (known as Guanyin in Chinese), who became a popular focus of cultic worship in East Asia. The cult of Baiyi Guanyin began around the tenth century in China, whence it spread to Korea and Japan. Several indigenous Chinese scriptures praise the compassion and miraculous powers of White-Robed Guanyin. According to the various Baiyi Guanyin APOCRYPHA, she was also a grantor of children, as was Songzi Guanyin. Many testimonials from literati are appended to these scriptures, which attest to Baiyi Guanyin's ability to ensure the birth of sons, although it is also said that she granted children of both genders. Like many other Guanyin-related texts, the White-Robed Guanyin texts frequently invoke esoteric Buddhist terminology such as DHARAnĪ, MUDRA, and MANTRA. Beginning in the tenth century, Baiyi Guanyin's cult was associated with the founding of temples, as well as the production of countless images commissioned by both religious and laity. Many worshippers, especially monastics and royalty, had visions of White-Robed Guanyin. These dreams range from being promised children in return for a residence (such as the Upper Tianzhu monastery outside of Hangzhou, later also associated with Princess MIAOSHAN), to enlarging existing structures or even restoring them once a vision or dream of White-Robed Guanyin occurred. In such visions and dreams, White-Robed Guanyin appeared as a female, thus differentiating this form of the bodhisattva from SHUIYUE GUANYIN (Moon-in-the-Water Avalokitesvara), who was similarly dressed in a white robe, but appeared as a male. Some miracle tales highlighting the donors' names were also produced in honor of Baiyi Guanyin, lending further credence to the accounts of the bodhisattva's miraculous powers.

Balder, Baldr (Icelandic) The best, foremost; the sun god in Norse mythology, the son of Odin and Frigga and a favorite with gods and men. His mansion is Breidablick (broadview) whence he can keep watch over all the worlds. One of the lays of the Elder or Poetic Edda deals entirely with the death of the sun god, also mentioned in the principal poem Voluspa. Briefly stated: the gods were concerned when Balder was troubled with dreams of impending doom. Frigga therefore set out to exact a promise from all living things that none would harm Balder, and all readily complied. One thing only had been overlooked: the harmless-seeming mistletoe. Loki, the mischievous god (human mind), became aware of this, plucked the little plant, and from it fashioned a dart. He approached Hoder, the blind god (of darkness and ignorance) who was standing disconsolately by while the other gods were playfully hurling their weapons against the invulnerable sun god. Offering to guide his aim, Loki placed on Hoder’s bow the small but deadly “sorrow-dart.” Thus mind darkened by ignorance accomplished what nothing else could: the death of the bright deity of light. Balder must then travel to the house of Hel, queen of the realm of the dead. Odin, as Hermod, goes to plead with Hel for Balder’s return, and Hel agrees to release him on condition that all living things weep for him. Frigga resumes her weary round and implores all beings to mourn the sun god’s passing. All agree save one: Loki in the guise of an aged crone refuses to shed a tear. This single taint of perverseness in the human mind condemns Balder to remain in the realm of Hel until the following cycle is due to begin. Thus death is linked with the active human mind, Loki. As the bright sun god is placed on his pyre-ship, his loving wife Nanna (the moon goddess) dies of a broken heart and is placed beside him, but before the ship is set ablaze and cast adrift, Odin leaned over to whisper something in the dead sun god’s ear. This secret message must endure unknown to all until Balder’s return, when he and his dark twin Hoder will “build together on Ropt’s (Odin’s) sacred soil.”

bargain ::: an agreement between parties fixing obligations, etc. that each promises to carry out.

Bar Kokhba Revolt ::: The second Jewish revolt against Rome (131-135 CE), lead by the warrior Bar Kokhba and the prominent sage Rabbi Akiva. The Roman emperor Hadrian promised at first to rebuild Jerusalem and the Temple, and later changed his mind and decided to establish a Roman colony there instead. After the defeat of the revolt at Betar the Romans leveled Jerusalem and exiled the population.

bayat, biat :::   pledge; promise; initiation into a Sufi order

behest ::: n. --> That which is willed or ordered; a command; a mandate; an injunction.
A vow; a promise. ::: v. t. --> To vow.


Being: In early Greek philosophy is opposed either to change, or Becoming, or to Non-Being. According to Parmenides and his disciples of the Eleatic School, everything real belongs to the category of Being, as the only possible object of thought. Essentially the same reasoning applies also to material reality in which there is nothing but Being, one and continuous, all-inclusive and eternal. Consequently, he concluded, the coming into being and passing away constituting change are illusory, for that which is-not cannot be, and that which is cannot cease to be. In rejecting Eleitic monism, the materialists (Leukippus, Democritus) asserted that the very existence of things, their corporeal nature, insofar as it is subject to change and motion, necessarily presupposes the other than Being, that is, Non-Being, or Void. Thus, instead of regarding space as a continuum, they saw in it the very source of discontinuity and the foundation of the atomic structure of substance. Plato accepted the first part of Parmenides' argument. namely, that referring to thought as distinct from matter, and maintained that, though Becoming is indeed an apparent characteristic of everything sensory, the true and ultimate reality, that of Ideas, is changeless and of the nature of Being. Aristotle achieved a compromise among all these notions and contended that, though Being, as the essence of things, is eternal in itself, nevertheless it manifests itself only in change, insofar as "ideas" or "forms" have no existence independent of, or transcendent to, the reality of things and minds. The medieval thinkers never revived the controversy as a whole, though at times they emphasized Being, as in Neo-Platonism, at times Becoming, as in Aristotelianism. With the rise of new interest in nature, beginning with F. Bacon, Hobbes and Locke, the problem grew once more in importance, especially to the rationalists, opponents of empiricism. Spinoza regarded change as a characteristic of modal existence and assumed in this connection a position distantly similar to that of Pinto. Hegel formed a new answer to the problem in declaring that nature, striving to exclude contradictions, has to "negate" them: Being and Non-Being are "moments" of the same cosmic process which, at its foundation, arises out of Being containing Non-Being within itself and leading, factually and logically, to their synthetic union in Becoming. -- R.B.W.

bename ::: v. t. --> To promise; to name.

benempt ::: --> of Bename ::: p. p. --> Promised; vowed.
Named; styled.


betrothal ::: 1. A mutual promise to marry.

betrothal ::: n. --> The act of betrothing, or the fact of being betrothed; a mutual promise, engagement, or contract for a future marriage between the persons betrothed; betrothment; affiance.

betroth ::: v. t. --> To contract to any one for a marriage; to engage or promise in order to marriage; to affiance; -- used esp. of a woman.
To promise to take (as a future spouse); to plight one&


BhaddA-KundalakesA. (S. *BhadrA-KundalakesA; C. Batuo Juntuoluojuyiguo; J. Batsuda Gundarakuikoku; K. Palt'a Kundaraguiguk 拔陀軍陀羅拘夷國). A female ARHAT whom the Buddha declared foremost among his nun disciples in swift intuition (khippAbhiNNA). According to PAli sources, BhaddA was the daughter of the treasurer of RAjagaha (S. RAJAGṚHA). She witnessed once from her window a handsome thief named Sattuka being led off to execution and instantly fell in love with him. Pleading that she could not live without the young man, she persuaded her father to bribe the guard to release the thief into his custody. Sattuka was bathed and brought to the treasurer's home, where BhaddA bedecked in her finest jewelry waited upon him. Sattuka feigned love for her, all the while plotting to murder her for her jewelry. One day he informed her that he had once promised the deity of Robbers' Cliff that, if he were ever to escape punishment, he would make an offering to the god, and that now the time was at hand to fulfill his promise. BhaddA trusted him and, after preparing an offering for the deity, she accompanied Sattuka to the cliff adorned in her finest jewelry. Once they reached the edge of the cliff, he informed her of his real intentions, and without hesitation, she begged him to let her embrace him one last time. He agreed and, while feigning an embrace, BhaddA pushed him over the cliff to his death. The local deity commended her for her cleverness and presence of mind. BhaddA refused to return to her father's house after what had happened and joined the JAINA nuns' order. As part of her ascetic regime, she pulled out her hair with a palmyra comb, but it grew back in curls, hence her epithet KundalakesA, "Curly Hair." BhaddA was exceptionally intelligent and soon grew dissatisfied with Jain teachings. She wandered as a solitary mendicant, challenging all she encountered to debate and quickly proved her proficiency. Once she debated SAriputta (S. sARIPUTRA), one of the Buddha's two chief disciples, who answered all her questions. He then asked her, "One: What is that?," which left her speechless. She asked SAriputta to be her teacher, but he instead brought her before the Buddha, who preached her a sermon about it being better to know one verse bringing tranquillity than a thousand profitless verses. Hearing the Buddha's words, she immediately became an ARHAT and the Buddha personally ordained her as a nun in his order.

Bitcoin ::: is a digital currency created in 2009. It follows the ideas set out in a white paper by the mysterious Satoshi Nakamoto, whose true identity has yet to be verified. Bitcoin offers the promise of lower transaction fees than traditional online payment mechanisms and is operated by a decentralized authority, unlike government-issued currencies. There are no physical bitcoins, only balances kept on a public ledger in the cloud, that – along with all Bitcoin transactions – is verified by a massive amount of computing power. Bitcoins are not issued or backed by any banks or governments, nor are individual bitcoins valuable as a commodity. Despite its not being legal tender, Bitcoin charts high on popularity, and has triggered the launch of other virtual currencies collectively referred to as Altcoins.

Blondel, Maurice: (1861-1939) A philosopher in the French "spiritualistic" tradition of Maine de Biran and Boutroux, who in his essays L'action (1893), and Le Proces de l'Intelligence (1922), defended an activistic psychology and metaphysics. "The Philosophy of Action" is a voluntaristic and idealistic philosophy which, as regards the relation of thought to action, seeks to compromise between the extremes of intellectualism and pragmatism. In his more recent book La Pensee (1934), Blondel retains his earlier activistic philosophy combined with a stronger theological emphasis. -- L.W.

blossom ::: n. --> The flower of a plant, or the essential organs of reproduction, with their appendages; florescence; bloom; the flowers of a plant, collectively; as, the blossoms and fruit of a tree; an apple tree in blossom.
A blooming period or stage of development; something lovely that gives rich promise.
The color of a horse that has white hairs intermixed with sorrel and bay hairs; -- otherwise called peach color.


Bond - 1. a written promise by a company, government, or other institution to pay the face amount at the maturity date. Periodic interest payments are usually required. Bonds are typically stated in $1000 denomi­nations. Bonds may be secured by collateral or unsecured (deben­ture). A registered bond has the class="d-title" name of the owner on the issuer's records, whereas the holder of a bearer bond presents coupons for interest payments. Sinking fund bonds require the company to make annual deposits to a trustee. At maturity, the amount in the sinking fund (principal plus interest) is sufficient to pay the face of the bond. From the company's perspective, a bond issue has several advantages over a stock issue. Interest expense is tax deductible, whereas dividend payments are not. During inflation, debt is paid back in cheaper dollars. When bonds are issued at face value, the entry is to debit cash and credit bonds payable. When bonds are issued at a discount, such as with zero-coupon bonds, the entry is to debit cash and bond discount and credit bonds payable. The entry to record the interest each period is to debit interest expense and credit cash. Or 2. the cash or property given to assure performance (i.e., contractor depositing a performance bond on a construction project to be com­pleted by a specified date). Or 3. type of insurance compensating employer for employee dishonesty.

bond ::: 1. Something, such as a fetter, cord, or band, that binds, ties, or fastens things together. Also fig. 2. A duty, promise, or other obligation by which one is bound. 3. Something that binds one to a certain circumstance or line of behaviour. 4. A uniting force or tie; a link. 5. A binding agreement; a covenant. bonds.

promise ::: a. --> In general, a declaration, written or verbal, made by one person to another, which binds the person who makes it to do, or to forbear to do, a specified act; a declaration which gives to the person to whom it is made a right to expect or to claim the performance or forbearance of a specified act.
An engagement by one person to another, either in words or in writing, but properly not under seal, for the performance or nonperformance of some particular thing. The word promise is used to


promised ::: imp. & p. p. --> of Promise

promisee ::: n. --> The person to whom a promise is made.

promiser ::: n. --> One who promises.

promise “which I sware unto your fathers” to

breach ::: n. --> The act of breaking, in a figurative sense.
Specifically: A breaking or infraction of a law, or of any obligation or tie; violation; non-fulfillment; as, a breach of contract; a breach of promise.
A gap or opening made made by breaking or battering, as in a wall or fortification; the space between the parts of a solid body rent by violence; a break; a rupture.
A breaking of waters, as over a vessel; the waters


bribe ::: n. --> A gift begged; a present.
A price, reward, gift, or favor bestowed or promised with a view to prevent the judgment or corrupt the conduct of a judge, witness, voter, or other person in a position of trust.
That which seduces; seduction; allurement. ::: v. t.


bright ::: 1. Emitting or reflecting light readily or in large amounts; shining; radiant. 2. Magnificent; glorious. 3. Favourable or auspicious. 4. Fig. Characterized by happiness or gladness; full of promise and hope. 5. Distinct and clear to the mind, etc. 6. Intensely clear and vibrant in tone or quality. 7. Polished; glistening as with brilliant color. brighter, brightest, bright-hued, bright-pinioned, flame-bright, moon-bright, pearl-bright, sun-bright.

Broke off from the PFLP in 1968. This group is based in Damascus. It is backed by Syria and is hostile toward Arafat and his supporters within the PLO. This group rejects any compromise with Israel and is labeled as a terrorist organization by the U.S. State Department.

buddhayAna. (T. sangs rgyas kyi theg pa; C. fo sheng; J. butsujo; K. pul sŭng 佛乘). In Sanskrit, "buddha vehicle," the conveyance leading to the state of buddhahood. In general, the buddhayAna is synonymous with both the BODHISATTVAYANA and the MAHAYANA, although in some contexts it is considered superior to them, being equivalent to a supreme EKAYANA. When this path is perfected, the adept achieves the full range of special qualities unique to the buddhas (AVEnIKA[BUDDHA]DHARMA), which result from mastery of the perfections (PARAMITA). This understanding of the term buddhayAna and its significance is explained in chapter two of the SADDHARMAPUndARĪKASuTRA ("Lotus Sutra"). There, the Buddha compares three means of salvation to three carts promised to children in an effort to convince them to come out from a burning house. The three carts are said to correspond to the three vehicles (TRIYANA). The first is the sRAVAKAYANA, the vehicle for sRAVAKAs ("disciples"), in which teachings were learned from a buddha and which culminates in becoming a "worthy one" (ARHAT). Next is the PRATYEKABUDDHAYANA, the vehicle of the PRATYEKABUDDHA or "solitary buddha," those who strive for enlightenment but do not rely on a buddha in their last life. The third is the bodhisattvayAna, the path followed by the BODHISATTVA to buddhahood. In the parable in the "Lotus Sutra," the Buddha uses the prospect of these three vehicles to entice the children to leave the burning house; once they are safely outside, they find not three carts waiting for them but instead a single magnificent cart. The Buddha then declares the three vehicles to be a form of skillful means (UPAYAKAUsALYA), for there is in fact only one vehicle (ekayAna), also referred to as the buddha vehicle (buddhayAna). Later exegetes, especially in East Asia, engaged in extensive scholastic investigation of the relationships between the terms bodhisattvayAna, buddhayAna, and ekayAna.

bug-compatible ::: Said of a design or revision that has been badly compromised by a requirement to be compatible with fossils or misfeatures in other programs or (especially) previous releases of itself. MS-DOS 2.0 used \ as a path separator to be bug-compatible with some cretin's choice of / as an option character in 1.0.[Jargon File]

bug-compatible Said of a design or revision that has been badly compromised by a requirement to be compatible with {fossils} or {misfeatures} in other programs or (especially) previous releases of itself. "{MS-DOS} 2.0 used \ as a path separator to be bug-compatible with some cretin's choice of / as an option character in 1.0." [{Jargon File}]

cajoles ::: persuades by flattery or promises; wheedles; coaxes.

Camp David Talks (2000) ::: Camp David meeting between U.S. President Bill Clinton, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak, and Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat in 2000 to try and negotiate the final status of the Oslo Accords. The proposal offered the Palestinians: a future state with East Jerusalem as its capital, 95% of the West Bank, all of Gaza, and the return of a limited amount of refugees to Israel with reparations to be made to the remainder. Clinton and other parties present blamed the failure pf the talks on Arafat's refusal to compromise. The failure of the talks also played a large role in the outbreak of the Second Intifada a few months later. (See also "Clinton Plan").

Chaldean Oracle: An Oracle venerated as highly by the Chaldeans as was the one at Delphi by the Greeks. It promised victory to anyone who developed masterly will, and taught that “Though Destiny may be written in the stars, it is the mission of the divine soul to raise the human soul above the circle of necessity.”

Christology: The totality of doctrines constituting that part of theology which treats of the nature and personality of Christ. First of all Christology must concern itself with the promise of a Saviour and Redeemer of the human race. It includes the study of the prophecies foretelling the Messiah, as well as their fulfillment. Further it must inquire into the mystery of the Incarnation, of the Word made flesh, and examine all the circumstances of the birth, passion, and resurrection of Christ. Since He acknowledged that He was God, the Son of God, one with the Father, it becomes necessary to examine His credentials, His own prophecies, miracles, and saintly life, which were to serve as evidence that He was sent by God and really possessed all power in heaven and on earth. Christology must deal with the human and Divine nature, their relation to each other, and the hypostatic union of both in one Divine Person, as well as the relation of that Person to the Father and the Holy Ghost. Moreover, the authentic decisions of the Councils of the Church form an exceedingly important portion of all christological theories and doctrines, and also the interpretations of those decisions by theologians. -- J.J.R.

compromise ::: 1. A settlement of differences in which each side makes concessions.

compromise ::: “A compromise is a bargain, a transaction of interests between two conflicting powers; it is not a true reconciliation.” The Life Divine

compromised ::: imp. & p. p. --> of Compromise

compromise ::: n. --> A mutual agreement to refer matters in dispute to the decision of arbitrators.
A settlement by arbitration or by mutual consent reached by concession on both sides; a reciprocal abatement of extreme demands or rights, resulting in an agreement.
A committal to something derogatory or objectionable; a prejudicial concession; a surrender; as, a compromise of character or right.


compromiser ::: n. --> One who compromises.

Compromise strategy - One whose worst outcome is better than the maximax strategy and whose best outcome is better than the maximin strategy.

COME FROM "programming, humour" A semi-mythical language construct dual to the "go to"; "COME FROM" "label" would cause the referenced label to act as a sort of {trapdoor}, so that if the program ever reached it, control would quietly and {automagically} be transferred to the statement following the "COME FROM". "COME FROM" was first proposed in R.L. Clark's "A Linguistic Contribution to GOTO-less programming", which appeared in a 1973 {Datamation} issue (and was reprinted in the April 1984 issue of "{Communications of the ACM}"). This parodied the then-raging "{structured programming}" {holy wars} (see {considered harmful}). Mythically, some variants are the "assigned COME FROM" and the "computed COME FROM" (parodying some nasty control constructs in {Fortran} and some extended {BASICs}). Of course, {multitasking} (or {nondeterminism}) could be implemented by having more than one "COME FROM" statement coming from the same label. In some ways the {Fortran} "DO" looks like a "COME FROM" statement. After the terminating statement number/"CONTINUE" is reached, control continues at the statement following the DO. Some generous Fortrans would allow arbitrary statements (other than "CONTINUE") for the statement, leading to examples like:   DO 10 I=1,LIMIT C imagine many lines of code here, leaving the C original DO statement lost in the spaghetti...   WRITE(6,10) I,FROB(I) 10 FORMAT(1X,I5,G10.4) in which the trapdoor is just after the statement labelled 10. (This is particularly surprising because the label doesn't appear to have anything to do with the flow of control at all!) While sufficiently astonishing to the unsuspecting reader, this form of "COME FROM" statement isn't completely general. After all, control will eventually pass to the following statement. The implementation of the general form was left to {Univac Fortran}, ca. 1975 (though a roughly similar feature existed on the {IBM 7040} ten years earlier). The statement "AT 100" would perform a "COME FROM 100". It was intended strictly as a debugging aid, with dire consequences promised to anyone so deranged as to use it in production code. More horrible things had already been perpetrated in production languages, however; doubters need only contemplate the "{ALTER}" verb in {COBOL}. {SCL} on {VME} {mainframes} has a similar language construct called "whenever", used like this: whenever x=123345 then S; Meaning whenever variable x reached the value 123345 then execute statement S. "COME FROM" was supported under its own name for the first time 15 years later, in {C-INTERCAL} (see {INTERCAL}, {retrocomputing}); knowledgeable observers are still reeling from the shock. [{Jargon File}] (1998-04-19)

commit ::: v. t. --> To give in trust; to put into charge or keeping; to intrust; to consign; -- used with to, unto.
To put in charge of a jailor; to imprison.
To do; to perpetrate, as a crime, sin, or fault.
To join for a contest; to match; -- followed by with.
To pledge or bind; to compromise, expose, or endanger by some decisive act or preliminary step; -- often used reflexively; as, to commit one&


Commodities futures - Contracts in which sellers promise to deliver a given commodity by a certain date at a predetermined price. Price is agreed to by open outcry on the floor of the commodity exchange. The contract specifies the item, the price, the expiration date, and a standardised unit to be traded.

compounder ::: n. --> One who, or that which, compounds or mixes; as, a compounder of medicines.
One who attempts to bring persons or parties to terms of agreement, or to accomplish, ends by compromises.
One who compounds a debt, obligation, or crime.
One at a university who pays extraordinary fees for the degree he is to take.
A Jacobite who favored the restoration of James II, on


compromising ::: p. pr. & vb. n. --> of Compromise

compromissorial ::: a. --> Relating to compromise.

compromit ::: n. --> To pledge by some act or declaration; to promise.
To put to hazard, by some indiscretion; to endanger; to compromise; as, to compromit the honor or the safety of a nation.


Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility "body" (CPSR) A non-profit organisation whose mission is to provide the public and policymakers with realistic assessments of the power, promise and problems of {Information Technology} and the effects of computers on society. CPSR was founded in the USA in 1981 but has spread to many other countries. CPSR is supported by its membership. CPSR sponsors conferences such as their Annual Meeting, Directions and Implications in Advanced Computing (DIAC), the Participatory Design Conference (PDC) and the Computers, Freedom and Privacy (CFP) conference. {CPSR Home (http://cpsr.org/)}. (2012-11-04)

Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility ::: (CPSR) A non-profit organisation whose mission is to provide the public and policymakers with realistic assessments of the power, promise and problems of Computing (DIAC), the Participatory Design Conference (PDC) and the Computers, Freedom and Privacy (CFP) conference. . (1994-11-30)

Conceptualism: A solution of the problem of universals which seeks a compromise between extreme nominalism (generic concepts are signs which apply indifferently to a number of particulars) and extreme realism (generic concepts refer to subsistent universals). Conceptualism offers various interpretations of conceptual objectivity: the generic concept refers to a class of resembling particulars, the object of a concept is a universal essence pervading the particulars, but having; no reality apart from them, concepts refer to abstracta, that is to say, to ideal objects envisaged by the mind but having no metaphysical status. -- L.W.

Concordat of 20 July 1933 ::: Agreement between the Vatican and German governments which supposedly guaranteed the Church's rights in Germany. In the agreement Hitler guaranteed that Catholic institutions and organizations would be protected under German law. For its' part the Church promised not to meddle in matters of the German State, etc. Hitler did not fully honor his agreement and a number of Catholics were persecuted although senior clerics and the ritual procedures of Catholic practice were, for the most part, left alone. The agreement enabled Hitler to secure a larger percentage of the Catholic vote in 1933.

conditional ::: a. --> Containing, implying, or depending on, a condition or conditions; not absolute; made or granted on certain terms; as, a conditional promise.
Expressing a condition or supposition; as, a conditional word, mode, or tense. ::: n.


covenant ::: n. --> A mutual agreement of two or more persons or parties, or one of the stipulations in such an agreement.
An agreement made by the Scottish Parliament in 1638, and by the English Parliament in 1643, to preserve the reformed religion in Scotland, and to extirpate popery and prelacy; -- usually called the "Solemn League and Covenant."
The promises of God as revealed in the Scriptures, conditioned on certain terms on the part of man, as obedience,


Credible threat (or promise) - One that is believable to rivals because it is in the threatener’s interests to carry it out.

Credit sales - Merchandise or services sold on the promise to pay later.

Data_loss ::: occurs when valuable and/or sensitive information on a computer is compromised due to theft, human error, viruses, malware, or power failure. It may also occur due to physical damage or mechanical failure or equipment or an edifice. The biggest reasons for data loss include laptop theft, accidental deletion or overwriting of files, power outages and surges, spilled liquids, and the wearing out or sudden failure of hard drives. Regularly backing up files makes data recovery possible in the event of data loss. For data that hasn’t been backed up, professional recovery services might be able to restore lost data. Servers can also suffer from data loss, just like individual computers and devices can.  Data Loss: Common Causes   Power surges and outages hurt computers by causing operating systems to shut down suddenly without following the proper procedures. The file corruption that can result can make it impossible to reboot the computer. Liquid spills onto laptop keyboards can seep into the casing and damage the internal components, especially in the case of acidic or sugary drinks, so it’s a good idea to keep liquids away from laptops or use a spill-proof travel mug.  Hard drives have moving parts that can experience mechanical failure due to wearing out, overheating, electrostatic discharge, or being dropped. They can also fail due to file corruption, improper drive formatting, or software corruption. Hard drives may fail and experience data loss suddenly, or they may show signs of slowly failing, such as crashing repeatedly, becoming increasingly slow or making unusual noises. Creating regular data backups of hard drive data helps protect against this form of data loss. For example, an individual might back up her personal files from her desktop computer to both an external hard drive and the cloud. Having the data stored in three places that face different risks minimizes the risk of total data loss.   Data Loss: The Human Element   A major threat of data loss for businesses comes from employees who aren’t aware of the risks they are taking. Companies need a way to control how their data is shared by monitoring and protecting business documents whenever and wherever employees are using, storing, or transmitting them, whether in email attachments, via smartphone, on laptops, on flash drives, or in cloud storage, to protect against data loss. Preventing data loss is important for companies to protect their privacy and intellectual property as well as comply with government regulations. Organizations can employ data loss prevention (DLP) features in software from providers like Google and Microsoft to protect against data loss. There are also data loss prevention suites from providers such as Clearswift, Symantec, Digital Guardian, Forcepoint, McAfee, among others.

dawn ::: v. i. --> To begin to grow light in the morning; to grow light; to break, or begin to appear; as, the day dawns; the morning dawns.
To began to give promise; to begin to appear or to expand. ::: n. --> The break of day; the first appearance of light in the morning; show of approaching sunrise.


2. When the Jewish People plant fruit trees in the Land of Israel, the fruits of those trees are forbidden for the first three years, and are referred to as orlah, literally &

Deposit - 1. May refer to when a payment is given in a commitment or guarantee that a future obligation will be completed. Or 2. the act of putting money into a bank account. Or 3. a partial or percentage of the total payment made with or at the same time as the original purchase with the promise or commitment to pay the balance later. Or 4. may also refer to when money is given or offered as a form of security for an item gained to be used only on a temporary basis.

dharmapāla. (P. dhammapāla; T. chos skyong; C. fahu; J. hogo; K. popho 法護). In Sanskrit, "protector of the DHARMA"; in Mahāyāna and tantric texts, dharmapālas are divinities, often depicted in wrathful forms, who defend Buddhism from its enemies and who guard Buddhist practitioners from various forms of external and internal dangers. The histories of many Buddhist nations often involve the conversion of local deities into dharma protectors. In Tibet, for example, the worship of dharmapālas is said to have begun in the early eighth century CE at the instigation of PADMASAMBHAVA (c. eighth century), when he was invited to the country by the Tibetan king KHRI SRONG LDE BTSAN. On his arrival, PadmasaMbhava is said to have used his powers to subdue baleful local deities he encountered along the way and spared only those who promised to become dharmapālas. In Tibetan Buddhism, dharmapālas are divided into two groups, the mundane ('jig rten pa), who are worldly deities who protect the dharma, and the supramundane ('jig rten las 'das pa), enlightened beings who appear in wrathful form to defend the dharma. The eight types of nonhuman beings (AstASENĀ) are also sometimes listed as dharma-protectors, viz., GARUdA, DEVA, NĀGA, YAKsA, GANDHARVA, ASURA, KIMNARA, and MAHORĀGA.

Digital Audio Tape "storage, music" (DAT) A format for storing music on magnetic tape, developed in the mid-1980s by {Sony} and {Philips}. As digital music was popularized by {compact discs}, the need for a digital recording format for the consumer existed. The problem is that digital music contains over 5 megabytes of data per minute before error correction and supplementary information. Before DAT, the only way to record digitally was to use a video or a reel-to-reel recorder. DAT uses a rotary-head (or "helical scan") format, where the read/write head spins diagonally across the tape like a video cassette recorder. Thus the proper name is "R-DAT", where "R" for rotary distinguishes it from "S-DAT", a stationary design that did not make it out of the laboratories. Studio reel-to-reel decks are able to use stationary heads because they can have wider tape and faster tape speeds, but for the desired small medium of DAT the rotary-head compromise was made despite the potential problems with more moving parts. Most DAT recorders appear to be a cross between a typical analog cassette deck and a {compact disc} player. In addition to the music, one can record subcode information such as the number of the track (so one can jump between songs in a certain order) or absolute time (counted from the beginning of the tape). The tape speed is much faster than a regular deck (one can rewind 30 minutes of music in 10-25 seconds), though not quite as fast as a compact disc player. DAT decks have both analog and digital inputs and outputs. DAT tapes have only one recordable side and can be as long 120 minutes. DAT defines the following recording modes with the following performance specifications...  2 channel 48KHz Sample rate, 16-bit linear encoding  120 min max.  Frequency Response 2-22KHz (+-0.5dB)  SN = 93 dB DR = 93 dB  2 channel 44.1Khz Sample rate, 16-bit linear encoding  120 min max  Frequency Response 2-22KHz (+-0.5dB)  SN = 93 dB DR = 93 dB  2 channel 32KHz Sample Rate, 12-bit non-linear encoding  240 min max  Frequency Response 2-14.5KHz (+-0.5dB)  SN = 92 dB DR = 92 dB  4 channel 32KHz (not supported by any deck) DAT is also used for recording computer data. Most computer DAT recorders use DDS format which is the same as audio DAT but they usually have completely different connectors and it is not always possible to read tapes from one system on the other. Computer tapes can be used in audio machines but are usually more expensive. You can record for two minutes on each metre of tape. (1995-02-09)

Digital Audio Tape ::: (storage, music) (DAT) A format for storing music on magnetic tape, developed in the mid-1980s by Sony and Philips. As digital music was popularized minute before error correction and supplementary information. Before DAT, the only way to record digitally was to use a video or a reel-to-reel recorder.DAT uses a rotary-head (or helical scan) format, where the read/write head spins diagonally across the tape like a video cassette recorder. Thus the proper rotary-head compromise was made despite the potential problems with more moving parts.Most DAT recorders appear to be a cross between a typical analog cassette deck and a compact disc player. In addition to the music, one can record subcode music in 10-25 seconds), though not quite as fast as a compact disc player. DAT decks have both analog and digital inputs and outputs.DAT tapes have only one recordable side and can be as long 120 minutes.DAT defines the following recording modes with the following performance specifications... 2 channel 48KHz Sample rate, 16-bit linear encoding120 min max. audio machines but are usually more expensive. You can record for two minutes on each metre of tape. (1995-02-09)

DirectX "programming, hardware" A {Microsoft} programming interface {standard}, first included with {Windows 95}. DirectX gives (games) programmers a standard way to gain direct access to enhanced hardware features under Windows 95 instead of going via the Windows 95 {GDI}. Some DirectX code runs faster than the equivalent under {MS DOS}. DirectX promises performance improvements for graphics, sound, video, 3D, and network capabilites of games, but only where both hardware and software support DirectX. DirectX 2 introduced the Direct3D interface. Version 5 was current at 1998-02-01. Version 8.1 is included in {Windows XP}. {(http://microsoft.com/directx/)}. (2001-12-31)

DirectX ::: (programming, hardware) A Microsoft programming interface standard, first included with Windows 95. DirectX gives (games) programmers a standard way to going via the Windows 95 GDI. Some DirectX code runs faster than the equivalent under MS DOS.DirectX promises performance improvements for graphics, sound, video, 3D, and network capabilites of games, but only where both hardware and software support DirectX.DirectX 2 introduced the Direct3D interface. Version 5 was current at 1998-02-01. Version 8.1 is included in Windows XP.Current version: 8.1 (as of 2001-12-31). .(2001-12-31)

disaster recovery "business" (DR) Planning and implementation of procedures and facilities for use when essential systems are not available for a period long enough to have a significant impact on the business, e.g. when the head office is blown up. Disasters include natural: fire, flood, lightning, hurricane; hardware: power failure, component failure, {head crash}; software failure: {bugs}, resources; vandalism: arson, bombing, {cracking}, theft; data corruption or loss: human error, media failure; communications: computer network equipment, {network storm}, telephones; security: passwords compromised, {computer virus}; legal: change in legislation; personnel: unavailability of essential staff, industrial action. Companies need to plan for disaster: before: {risk analysis}, preventive measures, training; during: how should staff and systems respond; after: recovery measures, post mortem analysis. Hardware can usually be replaced and is usually insured. Software and data needs to be backed up off site. Alternative communication systems should be arranged in case of network failure or inaccessible premises, e.g. emergency telephone number, home working, alternative data center. (2007-06-20)

disengage ::: v. t. --> To release from that with which anything is engaged, engrossed, involved, or entangled; to extricate; to detach; to set free; to liberate; to clear; as, to disengage one from a party, from broils and controversies, from an oath, promise, or occupation; to disengage the affections a favorite pursuit, the mind from study. ::: v. i.

dispensation ::: n. --> The act of dispensing or dealing out; distribution; often used of the distribution of good and evil by God to man, or more generically, of the acts and modes of his administration.
That which is dispensed, dealt out, or appointed; that which is enjoined or bestowed
A system of principles, promises, and rules ordained and administered; scheme; economy; as, the Patriarchal, Mosaic, and Christian dispensations.


Dissociated Press [Play on "Associated Press"; perhaps inspired by a reference in the 1949 Bugs Bunny cartoon "What's Up, Doc?"] An algorithm for transforming any text into potentially humorous garbage even more efficiently than by passing it through a {marketroid}. The algorithm starts by printing any N consecutive words (or letters) in the text. Then at every step it searches for any random occurrence in the original text of the last N words (or letters) already printed and then prints the next word or letter. {Emacs} has a handy command for this. Here is a short example of word-based Dissociated Press applied to an earlier version of the {Jargon File}: wart: A small, crocky {feature} that sticks out of an array (C has no checks for this). This is relatively benign and easy to spot if the phrase is bent so as to be not worth paying attention to the medium in question. Here is a short example of letter-based Dissociated Press applied to the same source: window sysIWYG: A bit was named aften /bee't*/ prefer to use the other guy's re, especially in every cast a chuckle on neithout getting into useful informash speech makes removing a featuring a move or usage actual abstractionsidered interj. Indeed spectace logic or problem! A hackish idle pastime is to apply letter-based Dissociated Press to a random body of text and {vgrep} the output in hopes of finding an interesting new word. (In the preceding example, "window sysIWYG" and "informash" show some promise.) Iterated applications of Dissociated Press usually yield better results. Similar techniques called "travesty generators" have been employed with considerable satirical effect to the utterances of {Usenet} flamers; see {pseudo}. [{Jargon File}]

Down payment - A Part payment made at the time of the purchase of the item with a promise to pay the balance at a later date.

Easter [from Eostre or Ostara goddess of spring] In the northern hemisphere, the time of the renewal of life in nature, and therefore the appropriate season for celebrating the mystery of rebirth and regeneration. Easter day was close to the time of one of the four sacred seasons connected with the equinoxes and solstices, which were individually celebrated in the ancient Mysteries as representatives of the four main phases of the drama of initiation. It was the second stage of initiation when the awakened person, in whom the Christ had already been born (as celebrated at a winter solstice), was preparing to become a conqueror of self and then a teacher. Easter today is the result of a confusion and compromise between this ancient spring festival (chiefly in its Northern European form) with ecclesiastical legends and the Jewish Feast of the Passover (pesah). Good Friday, following the Christian version of this ancient theme, commemorates the descent of the Christ into the tomb, and the Sunday following, which is the third day counting inclusively, celebrates the resurrection. Due to a confusion in early Christian thought, there are certain aspects of the Easter celebration which properly pertain to the winter solstice, which the Christians, however, have rightly held as commemorating the birth of Christ. The Jewish ecclesiastical calendar was lunar, and the attempt to reconcile the solar calendar with the date of the Passover as fixed by the lunar calendar resulted in protracted disputes, ending in the present compromise with its fluctuating date. The use of eggs at Easter is symbolic of rebirth and shows the influence of the ancient rites, especially of Northern Europe.

Egg One of the most comprehensive symbols, equally suggestive in a spiritual, physiological, and cosmological sense. Among other things, it stands for primordial chaos, the universal matrix, the great Deep, the Virgin Mother, and also for the kosmos or world egg produced from it. As chaos or space, it is the virgin egg, unproduced; this is fructified by the spiritual ray, and from it then issues the Third Logos. “The Virgin-egg being in one sense abstract Egg-ness, or the power of becoming developed through fecundation, is eternal and for ever the same. And just as the fecundation of an egg takes place before it is dropped; so the non-eternal periodical germ which becomes later in symbolism the mundane egg, contains in itself, when it emerges from the said symbol, ‘the promise and potency’ of all the Universe . . . The simile of an egg also expresses the fact . . . that the primordial form of everything manifested, from atom to globe, from man to angel, is spheroidal, the sphere having been with all nations the emblem of eternity and infinity” (SD 1:64-5).

Eldorado (Spanish) [from el the + dorado golden, gilded] An imaginary region supposed to abound in gold and other precious elements, often located by early European explorers in the New World somewhere in Central or South America; figuratively, a speculative goal of blissful hopes. Such ideas, like that of the Promised Land, Elysium, or Paradise, are echoes of intuitive and traditional awareness of mankind’s divine origin and destiny — traditions also connected with certain spots on the earth, such as the north pole.

embracery ::: n. --> An attempt to influence a court, jury, etc., corruptly, by promises, entreaties, money, entertainments, threats, or other improper inducements.

engaged ::: imp. & p. p. --> of Engage ::: a. --> Occupied; employed; busy.
Pledged; promised; especially, having the affections pledged; promised in marriage; affianced; betrothed.
Greatly interested; of awakened zeal; earnest.


engagement ::: n. --> The act of engaging, pledging, enlisting, occupying, or entering into contest.
The state of being engaged, pledged or occupied; specif., a pledge to take some one as husband or wife.
That which engages; engrossing occupation; employment of the attention; obligation by pledge, promise, or contract; an enterprise embarked in; as, his engagements prevented his acceptance of any office.


engage ::: v. t. --> To put under pledge; to pledge; to place under obligations to do or forbear doing something, as by a pledge, oath, or promise; to bind by contract or promise.
To gain for service; to bring in as associate or aid; to enlist; as, to engage friends to aid in a cause; to engage men for service.
To gain over; to win and attach; to attract and hold; to draw.


espouse ::: v. t. --> To betroth; to promise in marriage; to give as spouse.
To take as spouse; to take to wife; to marry.
To take to one&


exact ::: a. --> Precisely agreeing with a standard, a fact, or the truth; perfectly conforming; neither exceeding nor falling short in any respect; true; correct; precise; as, the clock keeps exact time; he paid the exact debt; an exact copy of a letter; exact accounts.
Habitually careful to agree with a standard, a rule, or a promise; accurate; methodical; punctual; as, a man exact in observing an appointment; in my doings I was exact.
Precisely or definitely conceived or stated; strict.


extort ::: v. t. --> To wrest from an unwilling person by physical force, menace, duress, torture, or any undue or illegal exercise of power or ingenuity; to wrench away (from); to tear away; to wring (from); to exact; as, to extort contributions from the vanquished; to extort confessions of guilt; to extort a promise; to extort payment of a debt.
To get by the offense of extortion. See Extortion, 2. ::: v. i.


failure ::: n. --> Cessation of supply, or total defect; a failing; deficiency; as, failure of rain; failure of crops.
Omission; nonperformance; as, the failure to keep a promise.
Want of success; the state of having failed.
Decay, or defect from decay; deterioration; as, the failure of memory or of sight.
A becoming insolvent; bankruptcy; suspension of payment;


faithful ::: a. --> Full of faith, or having faith; disposed to believe, especially in the declarations and promises of God.
Firm in adherence to promises, oaths, contracts, treaties, or other engagements.
True and constant in affection or allegiance to a person to whom one is bound by a vow, be ties of love, gratitude, or honor, as to a husband, a prince, a friend; firm in the observance of duty; loyal; of true fidelity; as, a faithful husband or servant.


faithless ::: a. --> Not believing; not giving credit.
Not believing on God or religion; specifically, not believing in the Christian religion.
Not observant of promises or covenants.
Not true to allegiance, duty, or vows; perfidious; trecherous; disloyal; not of true fidelity; inconstant, as a husband or a wife.
Serving to disappoint or deceive; delusive;


false ::: superl. --> Uttering falsehood; unveracious; given to deceit; dishnest; as, a false witness.
Not faithful or loyal, as to obligations, allegiance, vows, etc.; untrue; treacherous; perfidious; as, a false friend, lover, or subject; false to promises.
Not according with truth or reality; not true; fitted or likely to deceive or disappoint; as, a false statement.
Not genuine or real; assumed or designed to deceive;


federation "security" The establishment of some or all of business agreements, {cryptographic} trust and user identifiers or attributes across security and policy domains to enable more seamless business interaction. As {web services} promise to enable integration between business partners through {loose coupling} at the application and messaging layer, federation does so at the identity management layer, insulating each domain from the details of the others' authentication and authorization. Key to this loose coupling at the identity management layer are standardized mechanisms and formats for the communication of identity information between the domains. {SAML} is one such standard. (2011-05-12)

Ferroelectric Random Access Memory "storage" (FRAM) A type of {non-volatile} read/write {random access} {semiconductor} memory. FRAM combines the advantages of {SRAM} - writing is roughly as fast as reading, and {EPROM} - non-volatility and in-circuit programmability. Current (Feb 1997) disadvantages are high cost and low density, but that may change in the future. Density is currently at most 32KB on a chip, compared with 512KB for SRAM, 1MB for EPROM and 8MB for DRAM. A ferroelectric memory cell consists of a ferroelectric {capacitor} and a {MOS} {transistor}. Its construction is similar to the storage cell of a {DRAM}. The difference is in the dielectric properties of the material between the capacitor's electrodes. This material has a high dielectric constant and can be polarized by an electric field. The polarisation remains until it gets reversed by an opposite electrical field. This makes the memory non-volatile. Note that ferroelectric material, despite its name, does not necessarily contain iron. The most well-known ferroelectric substance is BaTiO3, which does not contain iron. Data is read by applying an electric field to the capacitor. If this switches the cell into the opposite state (flipping over the electrical dipoles in the ferroelectric material) then more charge is moved than if the cell was not flipped. This can be detected and amplified by sense amplifiers. Reading destroys the contents of a cell which must therefore be written back after a read. This is similar to the {precharge} operation in DRAM, though it only needs to be done after a read rather than periodically as with DRAM {refresh}. In fact it is most like the operation of {ferrite core memory}. FRAM has similar applications to EEPROM, but can be written much faster. The simplicity of the memory cell promises high density devices which can compete with DRAM. {RAMTRON} is the company behind FRAM. (1997-02-17)

Ferroelectric Random Access Memory ::: (storage) (FRAM) A type of non-volatile read/write random access semiconductor memory. FRAM combines the advantages of SRAM - writing is roughly change in the future. Density is currently at most 32KB on a chip, compared with 512KB for SRAM, 1MB for EPROM and 8MB for DRAM.A ferroelectric memory cell consists of a ferroelectric capacitor and a MOS transistor. Its construction is similar to the storage cell of a DRAM. The ferroelectric material, despite its name, does not necessarily contain iron. The most well-known ferroelectric substance is BaTiO3, which does not contain iron.Data is read by applying an electric field to the capacitor. If this switches the cell into the opposite state (flipping over the electrical dipoles in the to be done after a read rather than periodically as with DRAM refresh. In fact it is most like the operation of ferrite core memory.FRAM has similar applications to EEPROM, but can be written much faster. The simplicity of the memory cell promises high density devices which can compete with DRAM.RAMTRON is the company behind FRAM. (1997-02-17)

forepromised ::: a. --> Promised beforehand; preengaged.

Foreign exchange - Actual foreign currencies or various claims on them, such as bank balances or promises to pay, that are traded on the foreign exchange market.

forward ::: n. --> An agreement; a covenant; a promise. ::: adv. --> Alt. of Forwards ::: a.

fraud ::: n. --> Deception deliberately practiced with a view to gaining an unlawful or unfair advantage; artifice by which the right or interest of another is injured; injurious stratagem; deceit; trick.
An intentional perversion of truth for the purpose of obtaining some valuable thing or promise from another.
A trap or snare.


fulfil ::: 1. To fill or meet a want or need. 2. To develop the full potential of. 3. To bring about the completion or achievement of (a desire, prophecy, promise, etc.). 4. To carry out or execute (a request, etc.). fulfils, fulfilled, fulfilling, all-fulfilling, self-fulfilling.

fulfillment ::: n. --> The act of fulfilling; accomplishment; completion; as, the fulfillment of prophecy.
Execution; performance; as, the fulfillment of a promise.


fulfill ::: v. t. --> To fill up; to make full or complete.
To accomplish or carry into effect, as an intention, promise, or prophecy, a desire, prayer, or requirement, etc.; to complete by performance; to answer the requisitions of; to bring to pass, as a purpose or design; to effectuate.


GavāMpati. (P. Gavampati; T. Ba glang bdag; C. Jiaofanboti/Niuzhu; J. Kyobonhadai/Goshu; K. Kyobombaje/Uju 憍梵波提/牛主). In Sanskrit and Pāli sources, the name of an ARHAT disciple of the Buddha. His name literally means "Lord of Cattle," after a previous lifetime in which he owned many head of cattle. (The Chinese both transcribe, and translate, his name.) GavāMpati was a companion of the Buddha's sixth disciple, YAsAS; he followed his friend into the order and like him also became an arhat. GavāMpati was known for his special ability in supernatural powers (ṚDDHI), which he used in one instance to stem advancing floodwaters that were endangering the lives of the monks. GavāMpati is said to have been summoned to attend the first Buddhist council (see COUNCIL, FIRST) of arhats following the Buddha's PARINIRVĀnA, but decided to pass into NIRVĀnA rather than attend; as a result of his death, a rule was made that none of the arhats invited to the council were allowed to die until the conclusion of the council. In the eponymous Gavampatisutta (in the Pāli SAMYUTTANIKĀYA), the elder explains that the understanding of suffering (P. dukkha; S. DUḤKHA) subsumes all four of its aspects: its implications, its production, its cessation, and the path leading to its cessation. The Sanskrit text Mahākarmavibhanga also speaks of an Ārya GavāMpati who converted the inhabitants of Suvarnabhumi (P. SUVAnnABHuMI) for a distance of one hundred YOJANAs. ¶ In Burma, Mon legend has it that the novice GavāMpati invited the Buddha to preach the dhamma (S. DHARMA) to the people of Suvannabhumi in Lower Burma. The Buddha complied with his request, converting many inhabitants of that border region. The Buddha promised Sirimāsoka, the king of Suvannabhumi, that after his parinibbāna (S. parinirvāna), GavāMpati would carry thirty-two tooth relics to the kingdom so that the king might enshrine them in pagodas for the faithful to worship. The Mons identify their homeland in Lower Burma with Suvannabhumi, and date the initial foundation of Buddhism in their region to the Buddha's visit and the arrival of the tooth relics. This GavāMpati legend finds no parallel in Pāli sources and most likely derives from Sanskrit sources.

godchild ::: n. --> One for whom a person becomes sponsor at baptism, and whom he promises to see educated as a Christian; a godson or goddaughter. See Godfather.

(g) The problem of the structure of the knowledge-situation is to determine with respect to each of the major kinds of knowledge just enumerated -- but particularly with respect to perception -- the constituents of the knowledge-situation in their relation to one another. The structural problem stated in general but rather vague terms is: What is the relation between the subjective and objective components of the knowledge-situation? In contemporary epistemology, the structural problem has assumed a position of such preeminence as frequently to eclipse other issues of epistemology. The problem has even been incorporated by some into the definition of philosophy. (See A. Lalande, Vocabulaire de la Philosophie, art. Theorie de la Connaissance. I. and G.D. Hicks, Encycl. Brit. 5th ed. art. Theory of Knowledge.) The principal cleavage in epistemology, according to this formulation of its problem, is between a subjectivism which telescopes the object of knowledge into the knowing subject (see Subjectivism; Idealism, Epistemological) and pan-objectivism which ascribes to the object all qualities perceived or otherwise cognized. See Pan-obiectivism. A compromise between the extrernes of subjectivism and objectivism is achieved by the theory of representative perception, which, distinguishing between primary and secondary qualities, considers the former objective, the latter subjective. See Representative Perception, Theory of; Primary Qualities; Secondary Qualities.

guarantee ::: n. --> In law and common usage: A promise to answer for the payment of some debt, or the performance of some duty, in case of the failure of another person, who is, in the first instance, liable to such payment or performance; an engagement which secures or insures another against a contingency; a warranty; a security. Same as Guaranty.
One who binds himself to see an undertaking of another performed; a guarantor.


guaranty ::: n. --> In law and common usage: An undertaking to answer for the payment of some debt, or the performance of some contract or duty, of another, in case of the failure of such other to pay or perform; a guarantee; a warranty; a security.
In law and common usage: To undertake or engage that another person shall perform (what he has stipulated); to undertake to be answerable for (the debt or default of another); to engage to answer for the performance of (some promise or duty by another) in case of a


hopeful ::: a. --> Full of hope, or agreeable expectation; inclined to hope; expectant.
Having qualities which excite hope; affording promise of good or of success; as, a hopeful youth; a hopeful prospect.


hope ::: n. --> A sloping plain between mountain ridges.
A small bay; an inlet; a haven.
A desire of some good, accompanied with an expectation of obtaining it, or a belief that it is obtainable; an expectation of something which is thought to be desirable; confidence; pleasing expectancy.
One who, or that which, gives hope, furnishes ground of expectation, or promises desired good.


humanly ::: adv. --> In a human manner; after the manner of men; according to the knowledge or wisdom of men; as, the present prospects, humanly speaking, promise a happy issue.
Kindly; humanely.


“I am here with thee in thy chariot of battle revealed as the Master of Existence within and without thee and I repeat the absolute assurance, the infallible promise that I will lead thee to myself through and beyond all sorrow and evil. Whatever difficulties and perplexities arise, be sure of this that I am leading thee to a complete divine life in the universal and an immortal existence in the transcendent Spirit.” Essays on the Gita

IDEAL The purposeful ideal is always the next higher stage of development. Ideals that cannot be realized become set phrases and fair promises, which nobody takes seriously and which but enhance self-deception. The ideal of the stage of civilization is culture, but true culture, not that masked barbarism which is called culture. P 3.22.8

illusory ::: a. --> Deceiving, or tending of deceive; fallacious; illusive; as, illusory promises or hopes.

". . . imperfection is not a thing to be at all deplored, but rather a privilege and a promise, for it opens out to us an immense vista of self-development and self-exceeding.” The Human Cycle etc.*

“… imperfection is not a thing to be at all deplored, but rather a privilege and a promise, for it opens out to us an immense vista of self-development and self-exceeding.” The Human Cycle etc.

INCAPACITY. ::: There is a part in the physical and vital consciousness of every human being that has not the will for sadhana, docs not feel the capacity for it, distrusts any hope or promise of a spiritual future and is inert and indifferent to any such thing. At one period in the course of the sadhana this rises up and one feels identified with it.

interim ::: n. --> The meantime; time intervening; interval between events, etc.
A name given to each of three compromises made by the emperor Charles V. of Germany for the sake of harmonizing the connecting opinions of Protestants and Catholics.


interpreter "programming" A program which executes other programs. This is in contrast to a {compiler} which does not execute its input program (the "{source code}") but translates it into executable "{machine code}" (also called "{object code}") which is output to a file for later execution. It may be possible to execute the same source code either directly by an interpreter or by compiling it and then executing the {machine code} produced. It takes longer to run a program under an interpreter than to run the compiled code but it can take less time to interpret it than the total required to compile and run it. This is especially important when prototyping and testing code when an edit-interpret-debug cycle can often be much shorter than an edit-compile-run-debug cycle. Interpreting code is slower than running the compiled code because the interpreter must analyse each statement in the program each time it is executed and then perform the desired action whereas the compiled code just performs the action. This run-time analysis is known as "interpretive overhead". Access to variables is also slower in an interpreter because the mapping of identifiers to storage locations must be done repeatedly at run time rather than at compile time. There are various compromises between the development speed when using an interpreter and the execution speed when using a compiler. Some systems (e.g. some {Lisps}) allow interpreted and compiled code to call each other and to share variables. This means that once a routine has been tested and debugged under the interpreter it can be compiled and thus benefit from faster execution while other routines are being developed. Many interpreters do not execute the source code as it stands but convert it into some more compact internal form. For example, some {BASIC} interpreters replace {keywords} with single byte tokens which can be used to {index} into a {jump table}. An interpreter might well use the same {lexical analyser} and {parser} as the compiler and then interpret the resulting {abstract syntax tree}. There is thus a spectrum of possibilities between interpreting and compiling, depending on the amount of analysis performed before the program is executed. For example {Emacs Lisp} is compiled to "{byte-code}" which is a highly compressed and optimised representation of the Lisp source but is not machine code (and therefore not tied to any particular hardware). This "compiled" code is then executed (interpreted) by a {byte code interpreter} (itself written in {C}). The compiled code in this case is {machine code} for a {virtual machine} which is implemented not in hardware but in the byte-code interpreter. See also {partial evaluation}. (1995-01-30)

interpreter ::: (programming) A program which executes other programs. This is in contrast to a compiler which does not execute its input program (the source execute the same source code either directly by an interpreter or by compiling it and then executing the machine code produced.It takes longer to run a program under an interpreter than to run the compiled code but it can take less time to interpret it than the total required to code when an edit-interpret-debug cycle can often be much shorter than an edit-compile-run-debug cycle.Interpreting code is slower than running the compiled code because the interpreter must analyse each statement in the program each time it is executed storage locations must be done repeatedly at run time rather than at compile time.There are various compromises between the development speed when using an interpreter and the execution speed when using a compiler. Some systems (e.g. lexical analyser and parser as the compiler and then interpret the resulting abstract syntax tree.There is thus a spectrum of possibilities between interpreting and compiling, depending on the amount of analysis performed before the program is executed. compiled code in this case is machine code for a virtual machine which is implemented not in hardware but in the byte-code interpreter.See also partial evaluation. (1995-01-30)

intransigent ::: a. --> Refusing compromise; uncompromising; irreconcilable.

inviolable ::: a. --> Not violable; not susceptible of hurt, wound, or harm (used with respect to either physical or moral damage); not susceptible of being profaned or corrupted; sacred; holy; as, inviolable honor or chastity; an inviolable shrine.
Unviolated; uninjured; undefiled; uncorrupted.
Not capable of being broken or violated; as, an inviolable covenant, agreement, promise, or vow.


IOU – Used to refer to an informal debt agreement or instrument in the form of a written or unwritten promise to pay back the monies owed; e.g., a personal loan and/or the payment for services rendered.

irrevocable ::: a. --> Incapable of being recalled or revoked; unchangeable; irreversible; unalterable; as, an irrevocable promise or decree; irrevocable fate.

ISRO promise 197

Jatayu (Sanskrit) Jaṭāyu King of the vultures, steed of Vishnu and other gods, son of Aruna and Syeni according to the Mahabharata; or son of Garuda according to the Ramayana. Jatayu promised his aid to Rama, and when the demon-king Ravana was carrying off Rama’s wife Sita, the king of birds gave pursuit, but was mortally wounded after a furious battle with Ravana. In the Puranas, when Rama’s father, King Dasaratha, went to the ecliptic to recover Sita from Sani (Saturn), his chariot was consumed by a glance from Sani’s eye, but Jatayu caught the falling king and saved him.

Kurma-avatara (Sanskrit) Kūrma-avatāra The Tortoise avatara; a descent of Vishnu, the sustainer of life, in the form of a tortoise. In the Puranas, a portion of cosmic Vishnu descended as the kurma to restore to mankind the mystic nectar (amrita), the essence of life and truth, as well as other holy and precious things needful to humanity, which had been lost. Vishnu ordered the gods to churn the sea of milk that they might procure once more these precious things, and he promised to become the tortoise on which the mountain Mandara as a churning stick should rest. Out of the sea of churned milk arose the 14 precious things, and with these the gods won their authority over the demons once more. Cosmically this churning of the sea of milk relates to a period before the earth’s formation, the sea of milk being the expanse of space populated by the nebulae and diffuse star-stuff, the seeds and substance of future worlds and their hierarchies.

Land of Israel Movement (LIM) ::: An ideological movement established in the summer of 1967 to promote the annexation of the occupied territories to Israel, and to fight all efforts for a territorial compromise.

lead them to the Promised land. In the New

leapfrog attack ::: Use of userid and password information obtained illicitly from one host (e.g. downloading a file of account IDs and passwords, tapping TELNET, etc.) to compromise another host. Also, the act of TELNETting through one or more hosts in order to confuse a trace (a standard cracker procedure).[Jargon File]

leapfrog attack Use of userid and password information obtained illicitly from one {host} (e.g. {download}ing a file of account IDs and passwords, tapping {TELNET}, etc.) to compromise another host. Also, the act of TELNETting through one or more hosts in order to confuse a trace (a standard {cracker} procedure). [{Jargon File}]

lure ::: n. 1. Something that tempts or attracts with the promise of pleasure or reward. lures. v. 2. To attract, tempt, entice. lures, lured, luring.

lure ::: n. --> A contrivance somewhat resembling a bird, and often baited with raw meat; -- used by falconers in recalling hawks.
Any enticement; that which invites by the prospect of advantage or pleasure; a decoy.
A velvet smoothing brush.
To draw to the lure; hence, to allure or invite by means of anything that promises pleasure or advantage; to entice; to attract.


luser "jargon, abuse" /loo'zr/ A {user}; especially one who is also a {loser}. ({luser} and {loser} are pronounced identically.) This word was coined around 1975 at {MIT}. Under {ITS}, when you first walked up to a terminal at MIT and typed Control-Z to get the computer's attention, it printed out some status information, including how many people were already using the computer; it might print "14 users", for example. Someone thought it would be a great joke to patch the system to print "14 losers" instead. There ensued a great controversy, as some of the users didn't particularly want to be called losers to their faces every time they used the computer. For a while several hackers struggled covertly, each changing the message behind the back of the others; any time you logged into the computer it was even money whether it would say "users" or "losers". Finally, someone tried the compromise "lusers", and it stuck. Later one of the ITS machines supported "luser" as a request-for-help command. ITS died the death in mid-1990, except as a museum piece; the usage lives on, however, and the term "luser" is often seen in program comments. See: also {LART}. Compare: {tourist}, {weenie}. [{Jargon File}] (1998-07-01)

luser ::: (jargon, abuse) /loo'zr/ A user; especially one who is also a loser. (luser and loser are pronounced identically.) This word was coined around 1975 at MIT.Under ITS, when you first walked up to a terminal at MIT and typed Control-Z to get the computer's attention, it printed out some status information, including was even money whether it would say users or losers. Finally, someone tried the compromise lusers, and it stuck.Later one of the ITS machines supported luser as a request-for-help command. ITS died the death in mid-1990, except as a museum piece; the usage lives on, however, and the term luser is often seen in program comments.See: also LART. Compare: tourist, weenie.[Jargon File] (1998-07-01)

Main works: The Religious Aspect of Philosophy, 1885; The Spirit of Modem Philosophy, 1892; The World and the Indidvidual, 1900; Lectures on Modem Idealism, 1919. Rule, ethical or moral: Any general ethical proposition enjoining a certain kind of action in a certain kind of situation, e.g., one who has made a promise should keep it. Rules figure especially in "dogmatic" types of deontological or intuitionstic ethics, and teleological ethics is often described as emphasizing ends rather than rules. Even a teleologist may, however, recommend certain rules, such as the above, as describing kinds of action which are generally conducive to good ends. -- W.K.F.

Maitreya. (P. Metteya; T. Byams pa; C. Mile; J. Miroku; K. Mirŭk 彌勒). In Sanskrit, "The Benevolent One"; the name of the next buddha, who now abides in TUsITA heaven as a BODHISATTVA, awaiting the proper time for him to take his final rebirth. Buddhists believed that their religion, like all conditioned things, was inevitably impermanent and would eventually vanish from the earth (cf. SADDHARMAVIPRALOPA; MOFA). According to one such calculation, the teachings of the current buddha sĀKYAMUNI would flourish for five hundred years after his death, after which would follow a one-thousand-year period of decline and a three-thousand-year period in which the dharma would be completely forgotten. At the conclusion of this long disappearance, Maitreya would then take his final birth in India (JAMBUDVĪPA) in order to reestablish the Buddhist dispensation anew. According to later calculations, Maitreya will not take rebirth for some time, far longer than the 4,500 years mentioned earlier. He will do so only after the human life span has decreased to ten years and then increased to eighty thousand years. (Stalwart scholiasts have calculated that his rebirth will occur 5.67 billion years after the death of sākyamuni.) Initially a minor figure in early Indian Buddhism, Maitreya (whose name derives from the Indic MAITRĪ, meaning "loving-kindness" or "benevolence") evolved during the early centuries of the Common Era into one of the most popular figures in Buddhism across Asia in both the mainstream and MAHĀYĀNA traditions. He is also known as AJITA, although there are indications that, at some point in history, the two were understood to be different deities. As the first bodhisattva to become a figure of worship, his imagery and cult set standards for the development of later bodhisattvas who became objects of cultic worship, such as AVALOKITEsVARA and MANJUsRĪ. Worship of Maitreya began early in Indian Buddhism and became especially popular in Central and East Asia during the fifth and sixth centuries. Such worship takes several forms, with disciples praying to either meet him when he is reborn on earth or in tusita heaven so that they may then take rebirth with him when he becomes a buddha, a destiny promised in the SADDHARMAPUndARĪKASuTRA ("Lotus Sutra") to those who recite his name. Maitreya is also said to appear on earth, such as in a scene in the Chinese pilgrim XUANZANG's account of his seventh-century travels to India: attacked by pirates as he sailed on the Ganges River, Xuanzang prayed to and was rescued by the bodhisattva. Maitreya also famously appeared to the great Indian commentator ASAnGA in the form of a wounded dog as a means of teaching him the importance of compassion. Devotees across the Buddhist world also attempt to extend their life span in order to be alive when Maitreya comes, or to be reborn at the time of his presence in the world, a worldly paradise that will be known as ketumati. His earliest iconography depicts him standing or sitting, holding a vase (KUndIKĀ), symbolizing his imminent birth into the brāhmana caste, and displaying the ABHAYAMUDRĀ, both features that remain common attributes of his images. In addition, he frequently has a small STuPA in his headdress, believed to represent a prophecy regarding his descent to earth to receive the robes of his predecessor from MAHĀKĀsYAPA. Maitreya is also commonly depicted as a buddha, often shown sitting in "European pose" (BHADRĀSANA; see also MAITREYĀSANA), displaying the DHARMACAKRAMUDRĀ. He is said to sit in a chair in "pensive" posture in order to be able to quickly stand and descend to earth at the appropriate time. Once he is reborn, Maitreya will replicate the deeds of sākyamuni, with certain variations. For example, he will live the life of a householder for eight thousand years, but having seen the four sights (CATURNIMITTA) and renounced the world, he will practice asceticism for only one week before achieving buddhahood. As the Buddha, he will first travel to Mount KUKKUtAPĀDA near BODHGAYĀ where the great ARHAT Mahākāsyapa has been entombed in a state of deep SAMĀDHI, awaiting the advent of Maitreya. Mahākāsyapa has kept the robes of sākyamuni, which the previous buddha had entrusted to him to pass on to his successor. Upon his arrival, the mountain will break open, and Mahākāsyapa will come forth from a stupa and give Maitreya his robes. When Maitreya accepts the robes, it will only cover two fingers of his hands, causing people to comment at how diminutive the past buddha must have been. ¶ The cult of Maitreya entered East Asia with the initial propagation of Buddhism and reached widespread popularity starting in the fourth century CE, a result of the popularity of the Saddharmapundarīkasutra and several other early translations of Maitreya scriptures made in the fourth and fifth centuries. The Saddharmapundarīkasutra describes Maitreya's present abode in the tusita heaven, while other sutras discuss his future rebirth on earth and his present residence in heaven. Three important texts belonging to the latter category were translated into Chinese, starting in the fifth century, with two differing emphases: (1) the Guan Mile pusa shangsheng doushuo tian jing promised sentient beings the prospect of rebirth in tusita heaven together with Maitreya; and (2) the Guan Mile pusa xiasheng jing and (3) the Foshuo Mile da chengfo jing emphasized the rebirth of Maitreya in this world, where he will attain buddhahood under the Dragon Flower Tree (Nāgapuspa) and save numerous sentient beings. These three texts constituted the three principal scriptures of the Maitreya cult in East Asia. In China, Maitreya worship became popular from at least the fourth century: DAO'AN (312-385) and his followers were among the first to propagate the cult of Maitreya and the prospect of rebirth in tusita heaven. With the growing popularity of Maitreya, millenarian movements associated with his cult periodically developed in East Asia, which had both devotional and political dimensions. For example, when the Empress WU ZETIAN usurped the Tang-dynasty throne in 690, her followers attempted to justify the coup by referring to her as Maitreya being reborn on earth. In Korea, Maitreya worship was already popular by the sixth century. The Paekche king Mu (r. 600-641) identified his realm as the world in which Maitreya would be reborn. In Silla, the hwarang, an elite group of male youths, was often identified with Maitreya and such eminent Silla monks as WoNHYO (617-686), WoNCH'ŬK (613-696), and Kyonghŭng (fl. seventh century) composed commentaries on the Maitreya scriptures. Paekche monks transmitted Maitreya worship to Japan in the sixth century, where it became especially popular in the late eighth century. The worship of Maitreya in Japan regained popularity around the eleventh century, but gradually was replaced by devotions to AMITĀBHA and KsITIGARBHA. The worship of Maitreya has continued to exist to the present day in both Korea and Japan. The Maitreya cult was influential in the twentieth century, for example, in the establishment of the Korean new religions of Chŭngsan kyo and Yonghwa kyo. Maitreya also merged in China and Japan with a popular indigenous figure, BUDAI (d. 916)-a monk known for his fat belly-whence he acquired his now popular East Asian form of the "laughing Buddha." This Chinese holy man is said to have been an incarnation of the bodhisattva Maitreya (J. Miroku Bosatsu) and is included among the Japanese indigenous pantheon known as the "seven gods of good fortune"(SHICHIFUKUJIN). Hotei represents contentment and happiness and is often depicted holding a large cloth bag (Hotei literally means "hemp sack"). From this bag, which never empties, he feeds the poor and needy. In some places, he has also become the patron saint of restaurants and bars, since those who drink and eat well are said to be influenced by Hotei. Today, nearly all Chinese Buddhist monasteries (and many restaurants as well) will have an image of this Maitreya at the front entrance; folk belief has it that by rubbing his belly one can establish the potential for wealth.

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Malchut Yisrael (The Kingdom of Israel) ::: An ultranationalist ideology that draws its inspiration from the biblical David kingdom, and calls for the establishment of the jewish state in all the territories promised by God to Abraham.

Māra. (T. Bdud; C. Mo; J. Ma; K. Ma 魔). In Sanskrit and Pāli, lit., "Maker of Death"; the personification of evil in Buddhism and often referred to as the Buddhist "devil" or "demon"; he is in fact a powerful divinity of the sensuous realm (KĀMADHĀTU), devoted to preventing beings from achieving liberation from rebirth and thus conquering death. In the biographies of the Buddha, Māra figures as the Buddha's antagonist. According to the most elaborate accounts of the Buddha's enlightenment experience, when the BODHISATTVA SIDDHĀRTHA sat under the BODHI TREE, vowing not to rise until he attained liberation from SAMSĀRA, he was approached by Māra, who sought to dissuade him from his quest. When he refused, Māra sent his minions to destroy him, but their weapons were transformed into flower blossoms. When he sent his daughters-Ratī (Delight), Aratī (Discontent), and Tṛsnā (Craving)-to seduce him, the bodhisattva remained unmoved, in some versions transforming them into hags and then restoring their beauty once they repented. When Māra questioned the bodhisattva's right to occupy his seat beneath the Bodhi tree, the bodhisattva declared that he had earned that right by accumulating merit over countless eons. When asked who could vouch for these deeds, the bodhisattva extended his right hand and touched the earth, thereby calling the goddess of the earth, STHĀVARĀ, to bear witness to his virtue; this gesture, called the BHuMISPARsAMUDRĀ ("earth-touching gesture"), is one of the most common iconographic depictions of the Buddha. The goddess bore witness to the bodhisattva's virtue by causing the earth to quake. In a Southeast Asian version, the goddess is called THORANI, and she wrung out from her hair all the water that the bodhisattva had offered in oblations over many lives. This created a great torrent, which washed Māra away. In all accounts, Māra is finally vanquished and withdraws, with the entire episode being referred to as the "defeat of Māra" (Māravijaya). Māra reappears shortly after the Buddha's enlightenment, urging him to immediately pass into PARINIRVĀnA and not bother teaching others. His request is rejected, but he nevertheless extracts from the Buddha a promise to enter nirvāna when he has completed his teaching; near the end of the Buddha's life, Māra reappears at the CĀPĀLACAITYA to remind him of his promise. Māra also distracts the Buddha's attendant, ĀNANDA, preventing him from requesting that the Buddha live until the end of the eon, a power that the Buddha possesses but must be asked to exercise. Ānanda is chided by the Buddha and later rebuked by the SAMGHA for his oversight. Māra commonly appears in Buddhist literature when monks and nuns are about to achieve enlightenment, attempting to distract them. Māra would eventually figure in sectarian polemics as well. In the MAHĀYĀNA sutras, those who claim that the Mahāyāna sutras are not the authentic word of the Buddha are condemned as being possessed by Māra. In scholastic literature, Māra is expanded metaphorically into four forms. SKANDHAMĀRA, the māra of the aggregates (SKANDHA), is the mind and body of unenlightened beings, which serve as the site of death. Klesamāra, the māra of the afflictions (KLEsA), refers to such afflictions as greed, hatred, and delusion, which catalyze death and rebirth and which prevent liberation. MṚTYUMĀRA, the māra of death, is death itself, and DEVAPUTRAMĀRA, the deity Māra, is the divinity (DEVA) who attacked the Buddha and who seeks to prevent the defeat of the other three forms of Māra.

marketroid /mar'k*-troyd/ (Or "marketing slime", "marketeer", "marketing droid", "marketdroid") A member of a company's marketing department, especially one who promises users that the next version of a product will have features that are not actually scheduled for inclusion, are extremely difficult to implement, and/or are in violation of the laws of physics; and/or one who describes existing features (and misfeatures) in ebullient, buzzword-laden adspeak. Derogatory. [{Jargon File}] (1995-02-23)

master of Existence ::: Sri Aurobindo: "I am here with thee in thy chariot of battle revealed as the Master of Existence within and without thee and I repeat the absolute assurance, the infallible promise that I will lead thee to myself through and beyond all sorrow and evil. Whatever difficulties and perplexities arise, be sure of this that I am leading thee to a complete divine life in the universal and an immortal existence in the transcendent Spirit.” Essays on the Gita

Maxim, ethical: In general any rule of conduct which an individual may adopt, or which he may be advised to follow as a good guide for action, e.g., Descartes' maxim to try always to conquer himself rather than fortune. The formulation of such rules is often recommended as a help in deciding what to do in particular cases, especially if time is short, in resisting temptation, etc. Kant held (1) that each voluntary act proceeds according to a maxim or "subjective principle of action," e.g., in breaking a promise one has as one's maxim, "When it is to my advantage, I will make a promise and not keep it," (2) that one can tell whether an act is right or not by asking whether one can will its maxim to be a universal law. -- W.K.F.

money ::: n. --> A piece of metal, as gold, silver, copper, etc., coined, or stamped, and issued by the sovereign authority as a medium of exchange in financial transactions between citizens and with government; also, any number of such pieces; coin.
Any written or stamped promise, certificate, or order, as a government note, a bank note, a certificate of deposit, etc., which is payable in standard coined money and is lawfully current in lieu of it; in a comprehensive sense, any currency usually and lawfully employed in


Nāgasena. (T. Klu sde; C. Naxian biqiu/Naqiexina; J. Nasen biku/Nagasaina; K. Nason pigu/Nagasona 那先比丘/那伽犀那). The Sanskrit and Pāli name for an eminent ARHAT celebrated in the Pāli MILINDAPANHA and the Sanskrit Nāgasenabhiksusutra (which may derive from a Bactrian SARVĀSTIVĀDA textual lineage) for his discussions on Buddhist doctrine with the Bactrian Greek king Menander (P. Milinda). Although Nāgasena was not born into a Buddhist family, he was destined to come to the aid of the Buddha's religion in fulfillment of a promise he had made in his previous existence as a divinity in the TRĀYASTRIMsA heaven. Thus, according to the Pāli account, he was born into a brāhmana family in the Himalayas and became well versed in the Vedas at an early age. King Milinda was harassing the Buddhist order by skillfully disputing points of doctrine and defeating Buddhist representatives in debate. To counter this threat, the elder Assagutta summoned the monk Rohana, and charged him with the task of converting Nāgasena, convincing him to join the order and training him so that he might vanquish King Milinda and convert him to Buddhism. Rohana visited Nāgasena's house for seven years and ten months before receiving so much as a greeting from his proud brāhmana father. Finally, impressed by the monk's demeanor, Nāgasena's father became his patron and invited him daily for his morning meal. After Nāgasena was sufficiently educated in Vedic lore, Rohana engaged him in discussions and convinced him of the veracity of the Buddha's teachings. Nāgasena entered the order under Rohana who, as his preceptor, taught him ABHIDHAMMA (S. ABHIDHARMA). One day, Nāgasena, having inherited his father's pride, questioned the intelligence of his teacher. Rohana, an arhat endowed with the power to read others' minds, rebuked Nāgasena for his arrogance. Nāgasena begged forgiveness, but Rohana would grant it only if Nāgasena defeated King Milinda in debate. Thereafter, Nāgasena was sent to the Vattaniya hermitage to train under Assagutta and while there achieved stream-entry (SROTAĀPANNA). He was then sent to PĀtALIPUTRA to study under the elder Dhammarakkhita, where he attained arhatship. At the appropriate time, Nāgasena, who was then widely renowned for his erudition, was invited to Milinda's kingdom. There, in the Sankheyya hermitage, Nāgasena engaged King Milinda in discussion on various points of doctrine, at the end of which the king took refuge in the three jewels (RATNATRAYA) and became a lay disciple in the Buddha's religion. Scholars are uncertain whether such a dialogue ever took place. There was indeed a famous king named Menander (Milinda in Indian sources) who ruled over a large region that encompassed parts of modern India, Pakistan, and Afghanistan during the middle of the second century BCE. There is, however, no historical evidence of Nāgasena. The text itself was probably composed or compiled around the beginning of the Common Era and marks some of the earliest abhidharma-style exchanges found in the literature. ¶ A different Nāgasena (corresponding to the second of the two Chinese transcriptions in the entry heading) is also traditionally listed as twelfth of the sixteen ARHAT elders (sOdAsASTHAVIRA), charged by the Buddha with protecting his dispensation until the advent of the next buddha, MAITREYA. East Asian sources claim that he resides on Bandubo Mountain with twelve hundred disciples. He is often depicted in paintings as cleaning his ears, earning him the nickname "Ear-Picking Arhat" (Wa'er Luohan). In CHANYUE GUANXIU's standard Chinese depiction, Nāgasena sits leaning on a rock, with large nose and deep-set eyes, staring ahead in anger. He has a high forehead and a hump on his back. His mouth is open with his tongue exposed. He supports his chin with his fists.

Nanda. (T. Dga' bo; C. Nantuo; J. Nanda; K. Nanda 難陀). In Sanskrit and Pāli, "Joyful"; an ARHAT declared by the Buddha to be foremost among his monk disciples in self-control. Nanda was the son of sUDDHODANA and MAHĀPRĀJĀPATĪ and half brother of the Buddha. He was a few days younger than the Buddha, and Mahāprajāpatī handed him over to a wet nurse so that she could raise the bodhisattva as her own son when the latter's mother, MAHĀMĀYĀ, died. Nanda was extremely handsome (he is also known as Sundara Nanda, or "Handsome Nanda") and was said to have been vain about his looks. During the Buddha's sojourn at the sĀKYA capital of KAPILAVASTU after his enlightenment, he visited Nanda on the day his half-brother was to be married to a beautiful maiden named JANAPADAKALYĀnĪ NANDĀ (also called Sundarī Nandā). Having wished his half brother well, the Buddha handed him his alms bowl (PĀTRA) to carry back to the monastery; the scene of Nanda holding the bowl, standing between the departing Buddha and his beckoning bride-to-be, is often depicted in Buddhist art. Once Nanda arrived at the monastery with the alms bowl, the Buddha asked Nanda to join the order, and only reluctantly, and out of deference to the Buddha, did he agree. But he longed for his fiancée and soon fell ill from his loneliness and depression, drawing pictures of her on rocks. Knowing Nanda's mind, the Buddha then flew with him to the TRĀYASTRIMsA heaven. Enroute, he pointed out an injured female monkey and asked Nanda whether Janapadakalyānī Nandā was more beautiful than the monkey; Nanda replied that she was. When they arrived in the heaven, the Buddha showed Nanda the celestial maidens attending the gods. Nanda was entranced with their loveliness, which far exceeded the beauty of Janapadakalyānī, saying that, compared to the celestial maidens, the beauty of his bride-to-be was like that of the monkey. The Buddha promised him one of these maidens as his consort in his next lifetime if he would only practice the religious life earnestly. Nanda enthusiastically agreed. Upon returning to the human world at JETAVANA grove, Nanda was criticized by ĀNANDA for his base motivation for remaining a monk. Feeling great shame at his lust, he resolved to overcome this weakness, practiced assiduously, and in due course became an ARHAT. In another version of the story, Nanda only overcomes his lust after a second journey: after going to heaven, the Buddha takes Nanda on a journey to hell, where he shows him the empty cauldron that awaits him after his lifetime in heaven. After his enlightenment, Nanda came to the Buddha to inform him of his achievement and to release the Buddha from his promise of celestial maidens. It was because of his great will to control his passions that Nanda was deemed foremost in self-control. Due to his previous attachment to women, however, it is said that even after he became an arhat, Nanda would stare at the beautiful women who attended the Buddha's discourses. The story of Nanda appears in a number of versions, including the poem SAUNDARANANDA by AsVAGHOsA.

Nichiren Shoshu. (日蓮正宗). In Japanese, "Orthodox School of Nichiren"; one of the principal Japanese Buddhist schools based on the teachings of NICHIREN (1222-1282). Nichiren Shoshu is descended from Nichiren through Nichiko (1246-1332), the alleged sole heir of Nichiren among his six chief disciples. Nichiko was a loyal student and archivist of Nichiren's writings, who established in 1290 what was then called the Fuji school at TAISEKIJI, a monastery on Mt. Fuji in Shizuoka prefecture. Nichiko's school later divided into eight subbranches, known collectively as the Fuji Monryu (Fuji schools) or Nichiko Monryu (Nichiko schools). The monk Nichikan (1665-1726), a noted commentator and teacher, was instrumental in resurrecting the observance of Nichiren's teachings at Taisekiji. He was also the person who systematized and established many of the innovative features of the school, particularly the school's unique view that Nichiren was the Buddha (see below). The eight associated temples that remained in the Fuji school reunited in 1876 as the Komon sect, later adopting a new name, the Honmon. However, in 1899, Taisekiji split from the other temples and established an independent sect, renaming itself Nichiren Shoshu in 1912. In 1930, MAKIGUCHI TSUNESABURO and Toda Josei established the SoKA GAKKAI (then called Soka Kyoiku Gakkai), a lay organization for the promotion of Nichiren Shoshu thought, but quickly ran afoul of the Japanese government's promotion of the cult of state Shintoism. Makiguchi refused to comply with government promulgation of Shinto worship and was imprisoned for violating the Peace Preservation Law; he died in prison in 1944. Toda was eventually released, and he devoted himself after World War II to promoting Soka Gakkai and Nichiren Shoshu, which at that time were closely connected. The two groups acrimoniously separated in 1991, Nichiren Shoshu accusing Soka Gakkai of forming a personality cult around their leader IKEDA DAISAKU (b. 1928) and of improper modifications of Nichiren practice; Soka Gakkai accusing the Nichiren Shoshu leader Abe Nikken of trying to dominate both organizations. The two groups now operate independently. Nichiren Shoshu has grown to over seven hundreds temples in Japan, as well as a few temples in foreign countries. Nichiren Shoshu distinguishes itself from the other Nichiren schools by its unique view of the person of Nichiren: it regards the founder as the true buddha in this current degenerate age of the dharma (J. mappo; C. MOFA), a buddha whom sĀKYAMUNI promised his followers would appear two thousand years in the future; therefore, they refer to Nichiren as daishonin, or great sage. Other Nichiren schools instead regard the founder as the reincarnation of Jogyo Bosatsu (the BODHISATTVA VIsIstACĀRITRA). Nichiren Shoshu's claim to orthodoxy is based on two documents, not recognized by other Nichiren schools, in which Nichiren claims to transfer his dharma to Nichiko, viz., the Minobu sojosho ("Minobu Transfer Document") and the Ikegami sojosho ("Ikegami Transfer Document"), which are believed to have been written in 1282 by Nichiren, the first at Minobu and the second on the day of his death at Ikegami. Nichiren Shoshu practice is focused on the dai-gohonzon mandala, the ultimate object of devotion in the school, which Nichiren created. The DAI-GOHONZON (great object of devotion), a MAndALA (here, a cosmological chart) inscribed by Nichiren in 1279, includes the DAIMOKU (lit., "title"), viz., the phrase "NAMU MYoHoRENGEKYo" (Homage to the SADDHARMAPUndARĪKASuTRA), which is considered to be the embodiment of Nichiren's enlightenment and the ultimate reason for his advent in this world. The gohonzon is placed in a shrine or on a simple altar in the homes of devotees of the sect. This veneration of the gohonzon to the exclusion of all other deities and images of the Buddha distinguishes Nichiren Shoshu from other Nichiren schools. The school interprets the three jewels (RATNATRAYA) of the Buddha, DHARMA, and SAMGHA to refer, respectively, to Nichiren (the buddha); to namu Myohorengekyo and the gohonzon (the dharma); and to his successor Nichiko (the saMgha). By contrast, other Nichiren schools generally consider sākyamuni to be the Buddha and Nichiren the saMgha, and do not include the gohonzon in the dharma, since they question its authenticity. All schools of Nichiren thought accept Nichiren's acknowledgment of the buddhahood that is latent in all creatures and the ability of all human beings of any class to achieve buddhahood in this lifetime.

Nominal Semidestructor "abuse" Slang for "{National Semiconductor}", found among other places in the {4.3BSD} networking sources. During the late 1970s to mid-1980s this company marketed a series of {microprocessors} including the {National Semiconductor 16000} and {National Semiconductor 32000}. At one point early in the great {microprocessor} race, the specs on these chips made them look like serious competition for the rising {Intel 80x86} and {Motorola 680x0} series. Unfortunately, the actual parts were notoriously flaky and never implemented the full {instruction set} promised in their literature, apparently because the company couldn't get any of the {mask steppings} to work as designed. They eventually sank without trace, joining the {Zilog Z8000} and a few even more obscure also-rans in the graveyard of forgotten microprocessors. (1994-12-23)

obligation ::: n. --> The act of obligating.
That which obligates or constrains; the binding power of a promise, contract, oath, or vow, or of law; that which constitutes legal or moral duty.
Any act by which a person becomes bound to do something to or for anouther, or to forbear something; external duties imposed by law, promise, or contract, by the relations of society, or by courtesy, kindness, etc.


observer ::: n. --> One who observes, or pays attention to, anything; especially, one engaged in, or trained to habits of, close and exact observation; as, an astronomical observer.
One who keeps any law, custom, regulation, rite, etc.; one who conforms to anything in practice.
One who fulfills or performs; as, an observer of his promises.
A sycophantic follower.


Ogygia An island inhabited by the nymph Calypso, far from Greece to the west, on which Odysseus was shipwrecked. Despite her promise of immortality if he stays, Odysseus wishes to leave, and the gods compel her to let him go after seven years.

Opus ::: (project, product) A Honeywell operating system promised as a sop to customers after canning Multics in 1985. Opus was to provide everything Multics had and more, plus total compatibility with the Level 6/DPS6 operating system.Opus was a code name, the system was officially named VS3 (short for HVS R3 or Honeywell Virtual System Release Three). It was to run on the DPS6-plus hardware known internally as the MRX and HRX, and be all things to all people.The hardware was a dud (though it did run the native DPS6 software just fine), and the goal was, shall we say, ambitious. The effort was cancelled by Bull in 1987, in favor of another project going on in France.

Opus "project, product" A {Honeywell} {operating system} promised as a sop to customers after canning {Multics} in 1985. Opus was to provide everything Multics had and more, plus total compatibility with the {Level 6}/{DPS6} operating system. "Opus" was a code name, the system was officially named VS3 (short for HVS R3 or Honeywell Virtual System Release Three). It was to run on the {DPS6-plus} hardware known internally as the MRX and HRX, and be all things to all people. The hardware was a dud (though it did run the native DPS6 software just fine), and the goal was, shall we say, ambitious. The effort was cancelled by {Bull} in 1987, in favor of another project going on in France.

Oz V'Shalom or Netivot Shalom ::: (Heb. Strength and Peace/Paths of Peace) Israeli religious peace movement that supports territorial compromise as a means to peace with the Palestinians.

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Pansil [from Sanskrit pañca-śīla from pañca five + śīla practice, behavior] The five moral precepts imbodied in practice which every Buddhist, layman and bhikkhu (or bhikshu), promises to observe. Taking pansil publicly is tantamount to becoming a Buddhist. It consists of undertaking abstinence from 1) injuring or killing any living thing (panatipata veramani sikkhapadam samadiyami); 2) theft or taking that which is not given (adinnadana veramani sikkhapadam samadiyami); 3) immoral sensual enjoyment (kamesu michchhachara veramani sikkhapadam samadiyami); 4) false speech or lying (musavada veramani sikkhapadam samadiyami); and 5) intoxication as tending to becloud and weaken the mind (sura-meraya-majja-pamada-tthana veramani sikkhapadam samadiyami).

parole ::: n. --> A word; an oral utterance.
Word of promise; word of honor; plighted faith; especially (Mil.), promise, upon one&


paustika. (T. rgyas pa'i las; C. zengyi; J. zoyaku; K. chŭngik 增益). In Sanskrit, "increase," one of the four types of deeds or powers (caturkarman) described in tantric texts. The others are the pacification of difficulties (sĀNTIKA), the control of negative forces (VAsĪKARAnA), and the destruction of enemies (ABHICĀRA). Tantric texts often contain rituals designed to bestow one of more of these powers. Rituals for paustika typically promise the ability to increase auspicious elements, both physical and spiritual. Thus, one finds rituals for increasing wealth and prosperity (sometimes through finding buried treasure), for increasing one's intelligence, life span, fame, and beauty, and for avoiding famine and disease.

pawn ::: n. --> See Pan, the masticatory.
A man or piece of the lowest rank.
Anything delivered or deposited as security, as for the payment of money borrowed, or of a debt; a pledge. See Pledge, n., 1.
State of being pledged; a pledge for the fulfillment of a promise.
A stake hazarded in a wager.


payee ::: n. --> The person to whom money is to be, or has been, paid; the person named in a bill or note, to whom, or to whose order, the amount is promised or directed to be paid. See Bill of exchange, under Bill.

payment ::: n. --> The act of paying, or giving compensation; the discharge of a debt or an obligation.
That which is paid; the thing given in discharge of a debt, or an obligation, or in fulfillment of a promise; reward; recompense; requital; return.
Punishment; chastisement.


perfidy ::: n. --> The act of violating faith or allegiance; violation of a promise or vow, or of trust reposed; faithlessness; treachery.

performer ::: n. --> One who performs, accomplishes, or fulfills; as, a good promiser, but a bad performer; especially, one who shows skill and training in any art; as, a performer of the drama; a performer on the harp.

perform ::: v. t. --> To carry through; to bring to completion; to achieve; to accomplish; to execute; to do.
To discharge; to fulfill; to act up to; as, to perform a duty; to perform a promise or a vow.
To represent; to act; to play; as in drama. ::: v. i.


pi 1. "character" The greek lower-case letter P. 2. "mathematics" The mathematical constant that is the circumference of a circle divided by its diameter. Pi is written as the greek character pi. Some have suggested that pi is the wrong choice and a better constant to describe the geometry of circles would have been 2*pi, for which they have proposed the name {tau}. Most practising mathematicians think this is silly. The {xkcd} comic strip {proposed (http://xkcd.com/1292/)} a compromise between pi and tau, namely 1.5*pi or "pau". (2013-12-09)

pollicitation ::: n. --> A voluntary engagement, or a paper containing it; a promise.
A promise without mutuality; a promise which has not been accepted by the person to whom it is made.


pranidhāna. (P. panidhāna; T. smon lam; C. yuan; J. gan; K. won 願). In Sanskrit, "vow" or "aspiration"; a statement expressing the solemn wish that a specific aim be achieved. The most famous type of pranidhāna is the vow the BODHISATTVA takes to become a buddha in order to liberate all sentient beings from suffering (see PuRVAPRAnIDHĀNA). Pranidhāna is also listed as one of the ten perfections (PĀRAMITĀ) and as one of the ten powers (BALA) of a bodhisattva. A vow may take the form of an oath, in which one promises to achieve an aim, or the form of a prayer, in which one asks that an aim be fulfilled, often through dedicating merit toward that aim. The term occurs also in purvapranidhāna, or "prior vow," a vow made in the past that has either been fulfilled in the present or will be fulfilled in the future, typically in conjunction with the aspiration to attain buddhahood. The term purvapranidhāna is used specifically in the MAHĀYĀNA to denote the vow made in the past by a bodhisattva to become a buddha himself, often specifying the place, the time, and the retinue that will be associated with that event. Since the buddhas succeeded in achieving their goal of buddhahood, their prior vows are therefore all considered to have been fulfilled. The most famous of all purvapranidhāna are the forty-eight vows that the monk DHARMĀKARA made before the buddha LOKEsVARARĀJA, which ultimately led to his becoming the buddha AMITĀBHA and creating the pure land of SUKHĀVATĪ; these vows are described in the SUKHĀVATĪVYuHASuTRA and are foundational to the PURE LAND traditions of East Asia.

pratijNā. (T. dam bca'; C. lizong; J. risshu; K. ipchong 立宗). In Sanskrit, lit., "promise," but used in Buddhist logic (HETUVIDYĀ) to mean "thesis" or "proposition," that is, the position that one is seeking to prove to an opponent. In this sense, it used synonymously with PAKsA and SĀDHYA ("what is to be established"). A thesis is composed of a subject and a predicate; for example, "the mountain is on fire," or "sound is impermanent," with mountain and sound being the subject. There is considerable discussion in Buddhist logic on what constitutes a valid thesis. According to DIGNĀGA, a thesis is a proposition intended by its proponent as something to be stated alone (i.e., without reasons or examples) and whose subject is not contradicted by direct perception (PRATYAKsA), inference (ANUMĀNA), valid authorities (PRAMĀnA), or what is commonly accepted as true. In the works of Dignāga and DHARMAKĪRTI (and their commentators), there is also considerable discussion of whether, in debating with an opponent, one's own thesis needs to be explicitly stated, or whether it can be implied. The term pratijNā is also important in the MADHYAMAKA school, deriving from NĀGĀRJUNA's famous declaration in his VIGRAHAVYĀVARTANĪ that he has no thesis, which became in Tibet one of the most commented upon statements in Madhyamaka literature.

prātimoksa. (P. pātimokkha; T. so sor thar pa; C. boluotimucha; J. haradaimokusha; K. parajemokch'a 波羅提木叉). In Sanskrit, "code" or "rules," referring to a disciplinary code of conduct (of which there are several versions) for fully ordained monks (BHIKsU) and nuns (BHIKsUnĪ), or a text that sets forth that code, which probably constitutes the oldest part of the various Buddhist VINAYAs. The pre-Buddhist denotation of prātimoksa is uncertain, and may perhaps mean a promise that is to be redeemed; the Buddhist etymologies seem to indicate a "binding obligation" and, by extension, a monastic regulation. Indian Buddhist schools tended to define themselves in terms of the particular monastic code to which they adhered, and differences in the interpretation of the rules of conduct resulted in the convening of councils (SAMGĪTI) to adjudicate such differences and, ultimately, in the schisms that produced the various mainstream Buddhist schools. Several different recensions of the prātimoksa are extant, but there are three main lineages followed within the Buddhist tradition today: the THERAVĀDA pātimokkha followed in Sri Lankan and Southeast Asian Buddhism; the DHARMAGUPTAKA prātimoksa followed in Chinese and Korean Buddhism; and the MuLASARVĀSTIVĀDA prātimoksa followed in Tibetan Buddhism. Despite divergences in the numbers of rules listed in these codes (the Theravāda, for example, has 227 rules for bhiksus, the Dharmaguptaka 250, and the Mulasarvāstivāda 253, and all have considerably more rules for bhiksunī), there is substantial agreement among the prātimoksa of the various mainstream Buddhist schools. They are all similarly structured, with separate codes for monks and nuns, enumerating a set of categories of transgressions: (1) PĀRĀJIKA transgressions of ethical expectations that were so serious as to bring "defeat" and in some vinaya traditions to require expulsion from the order, e.g., engaging in sexual intercourse and murder; (2) SAMGHĀVAsEsA, transgressions entailing temporary suspension from the order, such as masturbation, acting as a go-between for sexual liaisons, or attempting to cause schism in the order (SAMGHABHEDA); (3) ANIYATA, undetermined cases exclusive to monks who are found with women, which require investigation by the saMgha; (4) NAIḤSARGIKAPĀYATTIKA, transgressions requiring confession and forfeiture of a prohibited object, such as hoarding excessive numbers of robes (CĪVARA), begging bowls (PĀTRA), and medicine, or keeping gold and silver; (5) PĀYATTIKA, transgressions that can be expiated through confession alone, such as lying; (6) PRATIDEsANĪYA, minor transgressions to be acknowledged, related to receiving and eating food, which were to be confessed; (7) sAIKsA, minor training rules governing monastic etiquette and deportment, such as not wearing robes sloppily or eating noisily, violations of which were called DUsKṚTA, lit. "bad actions." Both the bhiksu and bhiksunī prātimoksa also include (8) ADHIKARAnAsAMATHA, seven methods of resolving ecclesiastical disputes. Regardless of the school, the prātimoksa was recited separately during the fortnightly UPOsADHA ceremony by chapters of monks and nuns who gather inside a purified SĪMĀ boundary. All monks and nuns were expected to have confessed (see PĀPADEsANĀ) to any transgressions of the rules during the last fortnight prior to the recitation of the code, thus expiating them of that transgression. At the conclusion of the recitation of each category of transgression, the reciter questions the congregation as to whether the congregation is pure; silence indicates assent.

preengagement ::: n. --> Prior engagement, obligation, or attachment, as by contract, promise, or affection.

pregnant ::: a. --> Being with young, as a female; having conceived; great with young; breeding; teeming; gravid; preparing to bring forth.
Heavy with important contents, significance, or issue; full of consequence or results; weighty; as, pregnant replies.
Full of promise; abounding in ability, resources, etc.; as, a pregnant youth.
Affording entrance; receptive; yielding; willing; open; prompt.


Prima facie duties: A phrase used by W. D. Ross to indicate the nature of the general material rules of duty which he regarded as self-evident. Promise-keeping is a prima facie duty, one among others. I.e., if I have made a promise, I have a prima facie duty to keep it, which means that I will have an actual duty to keep it, if no higher prima facie duty is incumbent upon me. What Ross calls "prima facie duties" H. A. Prichard calls "claims" and E. F. Carntt "responsibilities." The notion is central to the recent neo-intuitionism of Oxford, constituting its reply to the usual objection to intuited general material propositions about duty on the score that these may conflict and must admit of exceptions. -- W.K.F.

professions ::: acts of professing; avowals; promises; declarations.

Promised Land Exoterically, the so-called Holy Land of Palestine, which was promised to the Hebrews as the goal of their wanderings. All peoples of the earth cherish the hope of reaching a Promised Land where peace, happiness, and prosperity will once again be the endowment of the human race. Esoterically it is nirvana or the pristine spiritual laya-state from which issued the eternal monad and to which it shall ultimately return. It also refers to the sublime consummation of human evolutionary destiny which will take place at the end of the seventh round on the last globe of our planetary chain; and to the reaching by the neophyte through self-devised efforts and initiation of the full status of mahatmaship or minor dhyan-chohanship even on this earth.

promising ::: p. pr. & vb. n. --> of Promise ::: a. --> Making a promise or promises; affording hope or assurance; as, promising person; a promising day.

promisor ::: n. --> One who engages or undertakes; a promiser.

promissive ::: a. --> Making a promise; implying a promise; promising.

promissory ::: a. --> Containing a promise or binding declaration of something to be done or forborne.

Promissory note - A formal unconditional promise in writing to pay on demand or at a future date a definite sum of money.

quote :::In spiritual terms, kauthar refers to the abundance of good, or abundant blessings, that Allah has promised to those who pray sincerely and devote their lives selflessly to the good of humanity. Esoterically, this is the Divine wine. Also, the name of Chapter 108 of the Qur'an. In the hadith, al-kauthar is variously likened, to a river, a lake, or a fountain, while also saying that these attributes are just a portion of the great goodness of al-kauthar. One of the sayings of Muhammad (hadith), as narrated by Sahl bin Sad, says: I heard the Prophet saying, "I am your predecessor at al-kauthar, and whoever will come to it, will drink from it, and whoever will drink from it, will never become thirsty after that."


Rājagṛha. (P. Rājagaha; T. Rgyal po'i khab; C. Wangshe cheng; J. oshajo; K. Wangsa song 王舍城). Sanskrit name for the capital of the kingdom of MAGADHA during the time of the Buddha. Rājagṛha was known by several other names, including Girivraja, Vasumati, Bṛhadrathapura, Kusāgarapura, Magadhapura, and Bimbisārapura. During the Buddha's lifetime, Rājagṛha was the capital city of King BIMBISĀRA, the ruler of Magadha and the first royal patron of the Buddha and his SAMGHA. The Buddha's first visit occurred prior to his enlightenment, when he passed through the city shortly after his renunciation. He was watched on his alms round by Bimbisāra, who offered him half of his kingdom. The prince refused but promised to visit the city after he achieved his goal. When the Buddha returned to the city in the first year after his enlightenment, Bimbisāra donated a grove for the use of the Buddha and his monks during the rains retreat (VARsĀ). It was called VEnUVANAVIHĀRA, or "Bamboo Grove Monastery," and the Buddha spent several rains retreats after his enlightenment there (according to several sources, he spent his second, third, fourth, seventeenth, and twentieth rains retreat there). The Buddha received sĀRIPUTRA and MAHĀMAUDGALYĀYANA into the order in Rājagṛha. GṚDHRAKutAPARVATA, or "Vulture Peak," the site where the PRAJNĀPĀRAMITĀ sutras, among many others, were delivered, was located outside the city. Together with sRĀVASTĪ, Rājagṛha was one of the two most important centers of the Buddha's activities. The Buddha made a final visit to the city shortly before his death. After his cremation, the city received a share of the Buddha's relics (sARĪRA) and AJĀTAsATRU, Bimbisāra's son and successor, erected a STuPA to house them. It is said that Ajātasatru later gathered seven of the shares of the Buddha's relics and enshrined them in a single stupa, from which AsOKA later obtained the relics for the eighty-four thousand stupas he is said to have erected. The first Buddhist council (see COUNCIL, FIRST) took place at Rājagṛha, during the first rains retreat immediately following the death of the Buddha. The great monastic university of NĀLANDĀ was located on the outskirts of Rājagṛha. Rājagṛha was in a dilapidated condition by the time the Chinese pilgrim XUANZANG visited the area in the seventh century CE.

Rāstrapāla. (P. Ratthapāla; T. Yul 'khor skyong; C. Laizhaheluo; J. Raitawara; K. Noet'ahwara 賴羅). In Sanskrit, an eminent ARHAT declared by the Buddha to be foremost among his monk disciples who renounced the world through faith. According to the Pāli account, he was born in Kuru as the son of a wealthy counselor who had inherited the treasure of a destroyed kingdom. He lived with his wives amid great luxury in his father's house in the township of Thullakotthita. He went to listen to the Buddha preach when the latter was visiting his city and decided at once to renounce the world and become a monk in the Buddha's dispensation. His parents refused to give their permission until he threatened to starve himself to death. They agreed on the condition that he return to visit their house as a monk. After his ordination, Rāstrapāla accompanied the Buddha to sRĀVASTĪ (P. Sāvatthi) and there, through assiduous practice, attained arhatship. Having received the Buddha's permission, Rāstrapāla resolved to fulfill his promise to his parents and returned to Thullakotthita, where he lived in the park of the Kuru king. On his alms round the next morning, he stopped at entrance of his parents' house. His father did not recognize him and mistook him for one of the monks who had enticed his son to abandon his home. He cursed Rāstrapāla and ordered him away. But a servant girl recognized him and offered him the stale rice she was about to throw away and then announced his true identity to his father. His father, filled with joy and hope at seeing his son, invited him to receive his morning meal at his home the next day. When he returned at the appointed time, Rāstrapāla's father tried to tempt him to return to the lay life with a vulgar display of the family's wealth and the beauty of his former wives. They taunted him about the celestial maidens for whose sake he had renounced the world. They fainted in disappointment when he addressed them as "sisters" in reply. At the end of his meal, he preached to his family about the impermanence of conditioned things, the uselessness of wealth, and the enticing trap of physical beauty. But even then they were not convinced, and it is said that Rāstrapāla flew through the air to return to his abode after his father bolted the doors to keep him at home and had servants try to remove his robes and dress him in the garb of a layman.

Real Programmers Don't Use Pascal ::: (humour) Back in the good old days - the Golden Era of computers, it was easy to separate the men from the boys (sometimes called Real Men and out that Real Men don't relate to anything, and aren't afraid of being impersonal.)But, as usual, times change. We are faced today with a world in which little old ladies can get computers in their microwave ovens, 12-year-old kids can blow danger of becoming extinct, of being replaced by high-school students with TRASH-80s.There is a clear need to point out the differences between the typical high-school junior Pac-Man player and a Real Programmer. If this difference is why it would be a mistake to replace the Real Programmers on their staff with 12-year-old Pac-Man players (at a considerable salary savings).LANGUAGESThe easiest way to tell a Real Programmer from the crowd is by the programming language he (or she) uses. Real Programmers use Fortran. Quiche Eaters use need all these abstract concepts to get their jobs done - they are perfectly happy with a keypunch, a Fortran IV compiler, and a beer.Real Programmers do List Processing in Fortran.Real Programmers do String Manipulation in Fortran.Real Programmers do Accounting (if they do it at all) in Fortran.Real Programmers do Artificial Intelligence programs in Fortran.If you can't do it in Fortran, do it in assembly language. If you can't do it in assembly language, it isn't worth doing.STRUCTURED PROGRAMMINGThe academics in computer science have gotten into the structured programming rut over the past several years. They claim that programs are more easily in the world won't help you solve a problem like that - it takes actual talent. Some quick observations on Real Programmers and Structured Programming:Real Programmers aren't afraid to use GOTOs.Real Programmers can write five-page-long DO loops without getting confused.Real Programmers like Arithmetic IF statements - they make the code more interesting.Real Programmers write self-modifying code, especially if they can save 20 nanoseconds in the middle of a tight loop.Real Programmers don't need comments - the code is obvious.Since Fortran doesn't have a structured IF, REPEAT ... UNTIL, or CASE statement, Real Programmers don't have to worry about not using them. Besides, they can be simulated when necessary using assigned GOTOs.Data Structures have also gotten a lot of press lately. Abstract Data Types, Structures, Pointers, Lists, and Strings have become popular in certain circles. Languages, as we all know, have implicit typing based on the first letter of the (six character) variable name.OPERATING SYSTEMSWhat kind of operating system is used by a Real Programmer? CP/M? God forbid - CP/M, after all, is basically a toy operating system. Even little old ladies and grade school students can understand and use CP/M.Unix is a lot more complicated of course - the typical Unix hacker never can remember what the PRINT command is called this week - but when it gets right systems: they send jokes around the world on UUCP-net and write adventure games and research papers.No, your Real Programmer uses OS 370. A good programmer can find and understand the description of the IJK305I error he just got in his JCL manual. A great outstanding programmer can find bugs buried in a 6 megabyte core dump without using a hex calculator. (I have actually seen this done.)OS is a truly remarkable operating system. It's possible to destroy days of work with a single misplaced space, so alertness in the programming staff is people claim there is a Time Sharing system that runs on OS 370, but after careful study I have come to the conclusion that they were mistaken.PROGRAMMING TOOLSWhat kind of tools does a Real Programmer use? In theory, a Real Programmer could run his programs by keying them into the front panel of the computer. Back the first operating system for the CDC7600 in on the front panel from memory when it was first powered on. Seymore, needless to say, is a Real Programmer.One of my favorite Real Programmers was a systems programmer for Texas Instruments. One day he got a long distance call from a user whose system had includes a keypunch and lineprinter in his toolkit, he can get along with just a front panel and a telephone in emergencies.In some companies, text editing no longer consists of ten engineers standing in line to use an 029 keypunch. In fact, the building I work in doesn't contain a system is called SmallTalk, and would certainly not talk to the computer with a mouse.Some of the concepts in these Xerox editors have been incorporated into editors running on more reasonably named operating systems - Emacs and VI being two. The the Real Programmer wants a you asked for it, you got it text editor - complicated, cryptic, powerful, unforgiving, dangerous. TECO, to be precise.It has been observed that a TECO command sequence more closely resembles transmission line noise than readable text [4]. One of the more entertaining will probably destroy your program, or even worse - introduce subtle and mysterious bugs in a once working subroutine.For this reason, Real Programmers are reluctant to actually edit a program that is close to working. They find it much easier to just patch the binary object Programmer to do the job - no Quiche Eating structured programmer would even know where to start. This is called job security.Some programming tools NOT used by Real Programmers:Fortran preprocessors like MORTRAN and RATFOR. The Cuisinarts of programming - great for making Quiche. See comments above on structured programming.Source language debuggers. Real Programmers can read core dumps.Compilers with array bounds checking. They stifle creativity, destroy most of the interesting uses for EQUIVALENCE, and make it impossible to modify the operating system code with negative subscripts. Worst of all, bounds checking is inefficient.Source code maintenance systems. A Real Programmer keeps his code locked up in a card file, because it implies that its owner cannot leave his important programs unguarded [5].THE REAL PROGRAMMER AT WORKWhere does the typical Real Programmer work? What kind of programs are worthy of the efforts of so talented an individual? You can be sure that no Real or sorting mailing lists for People magazine. A Real Programmer wants tasks of earth-shaking importance (literally!).Real Programmers work for Los Alamos National Laboratory, writing atomic bomb simulations to run on Cray I supercomputers.Real Programmers work for the National Security Agency, decoding Russian transmissions.It was largely due to the efforts of thousands of Real Programmers working for NASA that our boys got to the moon and back before the Russkies.Real Programmers are at work for Boeing designing the operating systems for cruise missiles.Some of the most awesome Real Programmers of all work at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California. Many of them know the entire operating system of the bytes of unused memory in a Voyager spacecraft that searched for, located, and photographed a new moon of Jupiter.The current plan for the Galileo spacecraft is to use a gravity assist trajectory past Mars on the way to Jupiter. This trajectory passes within 80 +/-3 kilometers of the surface of Mars. Nobody is going to trust a Pascal program (or a Pascal programmer) for navigation to these tolerances.As you can tell, many of the world's Real Programmers work for the U.S. Government - mainly the Defense Department. This is as it should be. Recently, programmers and Quiche Eaters alike.) Besides, the determined Real Programmer can write Fortran programs in any language.The Real Programmer might compromise his principles and work on something slightly more trivial than the destruction of life as we know it, providing Fortran, so there are a fair number of people doing graphics in order to avoid having to write COBOL programs.THE REAL PROGRAMMER AT PLAYGenerally, the Real Programmer plays the same way he works - with computers. He is constantly amazed that his employer actually pays him to do what he would be breath of fresh air and a beer or two. Some tips on recognizing Real Programmers away from the computer room:At a party, the Real Programmers are the ones in the corner talking about operating system security and how to get around it.At a football game, the Real Programmer is the one comparing the plays against his simulations printed on 11 by 14 fanfold paper.At the beach, the Real Programmer is the one drawing flowcharts in the sand.At a funeral, the Real Programmer is the one saying Poor George, he almost had the sort routine working before the coronary.In a grocery store, the Real Programmer is the one who insists on running the cans past the laser checkout scanner himself, because he never could trust keypunch operators to get it right the first time.THE REAL PROGRAMMER'S NATURAL HABITATWhat sort of environment does the Real Programmer function best in? This is an important question for the managers of Real Programmers. Considering the amount of money it costs to keep one on the staff, it's best to put him (or her) in an environment where he can get his work done.The typical Real Programmer lives in front of a computer terminal. Surrounding this terminal are:Listings of all programs the Real Programmer has ever worked on, piled in roughly chronological order on every flat surface in the office.Some half-dozen or so partly filled cups of cold coffee. Occasionally, there will be cigarette butts floating in the coffee. In some cases, the cups will contain Orange Crush.Unless he is very good, there will be copies of the OS JCL manual and the Principles of Operation open to some particularly interesting pages.Taped to the wall is a line-printer Snoopy calendar for the year 1969.Strewn about the floor are several wrappers for peanut butter filled cheese bars - the type that are made pre-stale at the bakery so they can't get any worse while waiting in the vending machine.Hiding in the top left-hand drawer of the desk is a stash of double-stuff Oreos for special occasions.Underneath the Oreos is a flowcharting template, left there by the previous occupant of the office. (Real Programmers write programs, not documentation. Leave that to the maintenance people.)The Real Programmer is capable of working 30, 40, even 50 hours at a stretch, under intense pressure. In fact, he prefers it that way. Bad response time project done on time, but creates a convenient excuse for not doing the documentation. In general:No Real Programmer works 9 to 5 (unless it's the ones at night).Real Programmers don't wear neckties.Real Programmers don't wear high-heeled shoes.Real Programmers arrive at work in time for lunch [9].A Real Programmer might or might not know his wife's name. He does, however, know the entire ASCII (or EBCDIC) code table.Real Programmers don't know how to cook. Grocery stores aren't open at three in the morning. Real Programmers survive on Twinkies and coffee.THE FUTUREWhat of the future? It is a matter of some concern to Real Programmers that the latest generation of computer programmers are not being brought up with the same ever learning Fortran! Are we destined to become an industry of Unix hackers and Pascal programmers?From my experience, I can only report that the future is bright for Real Programmers everywhere. Neither OS 370 nor Fortran show any signs of dying out, one of them has a way of converting itself back into a Fortran 66 compiler at the drop of an option card - to compile DO loops like God meant them to be.Even Unix might not be as bad on Real Programmers as it once was. The latest release of Unix has the potential of an operating system worthy of any Real in - like having the best parts of Fortran and assembly language in one place. (Not to mention some of the more creative uses for

Real Programmers Don't Use Pascal "humour" Back in the good old days - the "Golden Era" of computers, it was easy to separate the men from the boys (sometimes called "Real Men" and "Quiche Eaters" in the literature). During this period, the Real Men were the ones that understood computer programming, and the Quiche Eaters were the ones that didn't. A real computer programmer said things like "DO 10 I=1,10" and "ABEND" (they actually talked in capital letters, you understand), and the rest of the world said things like "computers are too complicated for me" and "I can't relate to computers - they're so impersonal". (A previous work [1] points out that Real Men don't "relate" to anything, and aren't afraid of being impersonal.) But, as usual, times change. We are faced today with a world in which little old ladies can get computers in their microwave ovens, 12-year-old kids can blow Real Men out of the water playing Asteroids and Pac-Man, and anyone can buy and even understand their very own Personal Computer. The Real Programmer is in danger of becoming extinct, of being replaced by high-school students with {TRASH-80s}. There is a clear need to point out the differences between the typical high-school junior Pac-Man player and a Real Programmer. If this difference is made clear, it will give these kids something to aspire to -- a role model, a Father Figure. It will also help explain to the employers of Real Programmers why it would be a mistake to replace the Real Programmers on their staff with 12-year-old Pac-Man players (at a considerable salary savings). LANGUAGES The easiest way to tell a Real Programmer from the crowd is by the programming language he (or she) uses. Real Programmers use {Fortran}. Quiche Eaters use {Pascal}. Nicklaus Wirth, the designer of Pascal, gave a talk once at which he was asked how to pronounce his name. He replied, "You can either call me by name, pronouncing it 'Veert', or call me by value, 'Worth'." One can tell immediately from this comment that Nicklaus Wirth is a Quiche Eater. The only parameter passing mechanism endorsed by Real Programmers is call-by-value-return, as implemented in the {IBM 370} {Fortran-G} and H compilers. Real programmers don't need all these abstract concepts to get their jobs done - they are perfectly happy with a {keypunch}, a {Fortran IV} {compiler}, and a beer. Real Programmers do List Processing in Fortran. Real Programmers do String Manipulation in Fortran. Real Programmers do Accounting (if they do it at all) in Fortran. Real Programmers do {Artificial Intelligence} programs in Fortran. If you can't do it in Fortran, do it in {assembly language}. If you can't do it in assembly language, it isn't worth doing. STRUCTURED PROGRAMMING The academics in computer science have gotten into the "structured programming" rut over the past several years. They claim that programs are more easily understood if the programmer uses some special language constructs and techniques. They don't all agree on exactly which constructs, of course, and the examples they use to show their particular point of view invariably fit on a single page of some obscure journal or another - clearly not enough of an example to convince anyone. When I got out of school, I thought I was the best programmer in the world. I could write an unbeatable tic-tac-toe program, use five different computer languages, and create 1000-line programs that WORKED. (Really!) Then I got out into the Real World. My first task in the Real World was to read and understand a 200,000-line Fortran program, then speed it up by a factor of two. Any Real Programmer will tell you that all the Structured Coding in the world won't help you solve a problem like that - it takes actual talent. Some quick observations on Real Programmers and Structured Programming: Real Programmers aren't afraid to use {GOTOs}. Real Programmers can write five-page-long DO loops without getting confused. Real Programmers like Arithmetic IF statements - they make the code more interesting. Real Programmers write self-modifying code, especially if they can save 20 {nanoseconds} in the middle of a tight loop. Real Programmers don't need comments - the code is obvious. Since Fortran doesn't have a structured IF, REPEAT ... UNTIL, or CASE statement, Real Programmers don't have to worry about not using them. Besides, they can be simulated when necessary using {assigned GOTOs}. Data Structures have also gotten a lot of press lately. Abstract Data Types, Structures, Pointers, Lists, and Strings have become popular in certain circles. Wirth (the above-mentioned Quiche Eater) actually wrote an entire book [2] contending that you could write a program based on data structures, instead of the other way around. As all Real Programmers know, the only useful data structure is the Array. Strings, lists, structures, sets - these are all special cases of arrays and can be treated that way just as easily without messing up your programing language with all sorts of complications. The worst thing about fancy data types is that you have to declare them, and Real Programming Languages, as we all know, have implicit typing based on the first letter of the (six character) variable name. OPERATING SYSTEMS What kind of operating system is used by a Real Programmer? CP/M? God forbid - CP/M, after all, is basically a toy operating system. Even little old ladies and grade school students can understand and use CP/M. Unix is a lot more complicated of course - the typical Unix hacker never can remember what the PRINT command is called this week - but when it gets right down to it, Unix is a glorified video game. People don't do Serious Work on Unix systems: they send jokes around the world on {UUCP}-net and write adventure games and research papers. No, your Real Programmer uses OS 370. A good programmer can find and understand the description of the IJK305I error he just got in his JCL manual. A great programmer can write JCL without referring to the manual at all. A truly outstanding programmer can find bugs buried in a 6 megabyte {core dump} without using a hex calculator. (I have actually seen this done.) OS is a truly remarkable operating system. It's possible to destroy days of work with a single misplaced space, so alertness in the programming staff is encouraged. The best way to approach the system is through a keypunch. Some people claim there is a Time Sharing system that runs on OS 370, but after careful study I have come to the conclusion that they were mistaken. PROGRAMMING TOOLS What kind of tools does a Real Programmer use? In theory, a Real Programmer could run his programs by keying them into the front panel of the computer. Back in the days when computers had front panels, this was actually done occasionally. Your typical Real Programmer knew the entire bootstrap loader by memory in hex, and toggled it in whenever it got destroyed by his program. (Back then, memory was memory - it didn't go away when the power went off. Today, memory either forgets things when you don't want it to, or remembers things long after they're better forgotten.) Legend has it that {Seymore Cray}, inventor of the Cray I supercomputer and most of Control Data's computers, actually toggled the first operating system for the CDC7600 in on the front panel from memory when it was first powered on. Seymore, needless to say, is a Real Programmer. One of my favorite Real Programmers was a systems programmer for Texas Instruments. One day he got a long distance call from a user whose system had crashed in the middle of saving some important work. Jim was able to repair the damage over the phone, getting the user to toggle in disk I/O instructions at the front panel, repairing system tables in hex, reading register contents back over the phone. The moral of this story: while a Real Programmer usually includes a keypunch and lineprinter in his toolkit, he can get along with just a front panel and a telephone in emergencies. In some companies, text editing no longer consists of ten engineers standing in line to use an 029 keypunch. In fact, the building I work in doesn't contain a single keypunch. The Real Programmer in this situation has to do his work with a "text editor" program. Most systems supply several text editors to select from, and the Real Programmer must be careful to pick one that reflects his personal style. Many people believe that the best text editors in the world were written at Xerox Palo Alto Research Center for use on their Alto and Dorado computers [3]. Unfortunately, no Real Programmer would ever use a computer whose operating system is called SmallTalk, and would certainly not talk to the computer with a mouse. Some of the concepts in these Xerox editors have been incorporated into editors running on more reasonably named operating systems - {Emacs} and {VI} being two. The problem with these editors is that Real Programmers consider "what you see is what you get" to be just as bad a concept in Text Editors as it is in women. No the Real Programmer wants a "you asked for it, you got it" text editor - complicated, cryptic, powerful, unforgiving, dangerous. TECO, to be precise. It has been observed that a TECO command sequence more closely resembles transmission line noise than readable text [4]. One of the more entertaining games to play with TECO is to type your name in as a command line and try to guess what it does. Just about any possible typing error while talking with TECO will probably destroy your program, or even worse - introduce subtle and mysterious bugs in a once working subroutine. For this reason, Real Programmers are reluctant to actually edit a program that is close to working. They find it much easier to just patch the binary {object code} directly, using a wonderful program called SUPERZAP (or its equivalent on non-IBM machines). This works so well that many working programs on IBM systems bear no relation to the original Fortran code. In many cases, the original source code is no longer available. When it comes time to fix a program like this, no manager would even think of sending anything less than a Real Programmer to do the job - no Quiche Eating structured programmer would even know where to start. This is called "job security". Some programming tools NOT used by Real Programmers: Fortran preprocessors like {MORTRAN} and {RATFOR}. The Cuisinarts of programming - great for making Quiche. See comments above on structured programming. Source language debuggers. Real Programmers can read core dumps. Compilers with array bounds checking. They stifle creativity, destroy most of the interesting uses for EQUIVALENCE, and make it impossible to modify the operating system code with negative subscripts. Worst of all, bounds checking is inefficient. Source code maintenance systems. A Real Programmer keeps his code locked up in a card file, because it implies that its owner cannot leave his important programs unguarded [5]. THE REAL PROGRAMMER AT WORK Where does the typical Real Programmer work? What kind of programs are worthy of the efforts of so talented an individual? You can be sure that no Real Programmer would be caught dead writing accounts-receivable programs in {COBOL}, or sorting {mailing lists} for People magazine. A Real Programmer wants tasks of earth-shaking importance (literally!). Real Programmers work for Los Alamos National Laboratory, writing atomic bomb simulations to run on Cray I supercomputers. Real Programmers work for the National Security Agency, decoding Russian transmissions. It was largely due to the efforts of thousands of Real Programmers working for NASA that our boys got to the moon and back before the Russkies. Real Programmers are at work for Boeing designing the operating systems for cruise missiles. Some of the most awesome Real Programmers of all work at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California. Many of them know the entire operating system of the Pioneer and Voyager spacecraft by heart. With a combination of large ground-based Fortran programs and small spacecraft-based assembly language programs, they are able to do incredible feats of navigation and improvisation - hitting ten-kilometer wide windows at Saturn after six years in space, repairing or bypassing damaged sensor platforms, radios, and batteries. Allegedly, one Real Programmer managed to tuck a pattern-matching program into a few hundred bytes of unused memory in a Voyager spacecraft that searched for, located, and photographed a new moon of Jupiter. The current plan for the Galileo spacecraft is to use a gravity assist trajectory past Mars on the way to Jupiter. This trajectory passes within 80 +/-3 kilometers of the surface of Mars. Nobody is going to trust a Pascal program (or a Pascal programmer) for navigation to these tolerances. As you can tell, many of the world's Real Programmers work for the U.S. Government - mainly the Defense Department. This is as it should be. Recently, however, a black cloud has formed on the Real Programmer horizon. It seems that some highly placed Quiche Eaters at the Defense Department decided that all Defense programs should be written in some grand unified language called "ADA" ((C), DoD). For a while, it seemed that ADA was destined to become a language that went against all the precepts of Real Programming - a language with structure, a language with data types, {strong typing}, and semicolons. In short, a language designed to cripple the creativity of the typical Real Programmer. Fortunately, the language adopted by DoD has enough interesting features to make it approachable -- it's incredibly complex, includes methods for messing with the operating system and rearranging memory, and Edsgar Dijkstra doesn't like it [6]. (Dijkstra, as I'm sure you know, was the author of "GoTos Considered Harmful" - a landmark work in programming methodology, applauded by Pascal programmers and Quiche Eaters alike.) Besides, the determined Real Programmer can write Fortran programs in any language. The Real Programmer might compromise his principles and work on something slightly more trivial than the destruction of life as we know it, providing there's enough money in it. There are several Real Programmers building video games at Atari, for example. (But not playing them - a Real Programmer knows how to beat the machine every time: no challenge in that.) Everyone working at LucasFilm is a Real Programmer. (It would be crazy to turn down the money of fifty million Star Trek fans.) The proportion of Real Programmers in Computer Graphics is somewhat lower than the norm, mostly because nobody has found a use for computer graphics yet. On the other hand, all computer graphics is done in Fortran, so there are a fair number of people doing graphics in order to avoid having to write COBOL programs. THE REAL PROGRAMMER AT PLAY Generally, the Real Programmer plays the same way he works - with computers. He is constantly amazed that his employer actually pays him to do what he would be doing for fun anyway (although he is careful not to express this opinion out loud). Occasionally, the Real Programmer does step out of the office for a breath of fresh air and a beer or two. Some tips on recognizing Real Programmers away from the computer room: At a party, the Real Programmers are the ones in the corner talking about operating system security and how to get around it. At a football game, the Real Programmer is the one comparing the plays against his simulations printed on 11 by 14 fanfold paper. At the beach, the Real Programmer is the one drawing flowcharts in the sand. At a funeral, the Real Programmer is the one saying "Poor George, he almost had the sort routine working before the coronary." In a grocery store, the Real Programmer is the one who insists on running the cans past the laser checkout scanner himself, because he never could trust keypunch operators to get it right the first time. THE REAL PROGRAMMER'S NATURAL HABITAT What sort of environment does the Real Programmer function best in? This is an important question for the managers of Real Programmers. Considering the amount of money it costs to keep one on the staff, it's best to put him (or her) in an environment where he can get his work done. The typical Real Programmer lives in front of a computer terminal. Surrounding this terminal are: Listings of all programs the Real Programmer has ever worked on, piled in roughly chronological order on every flat surface in the office. Some half-dozen or so partly filled cups of cold coffee. Occasionally, there will be cigarette butts floating in the coffee. In some cases, the cups will contain Orange Crush. Unless he is very good, there will be copies of the OS JCL manual and the Principles of Operation open to some particularly interesting pages. Taped to the wall is a line-printer Snoopy calendar for the year 1969. Strewn about the floor are several wrappers for peanut butter filled cheese bars - the type that are made pre-stale at the bakery so they can't get any worse while waiting in the vending machine. Hiding in the top left-hand drawer of the desk is a stash of double-stuff Oreos for special occasions. Underneath the Oreos is a flowcharting template, left there by the previous occupant of the office. (Real Programmers write programs, not documentation. Leave that to the maintenance people.) The Real Programmer is capable of working 30, 40, even 50 hours at a stretch, under intense pressure. In fact, he prefers it that way. Bad response time doesn't bother the Real Programmer - it gives him a chance to catch a little sleep between compiles. If there is not enough schedule pressure on the Real Programmer, he tends to make things more challenging by working on some small but interesting part of the problem for the first nine weeks, then finishing the rest in the last week, in two or three 50-hour marathons. This not only impresses the hell out of his manager, who was despairing of ever getting the project done on time, but creates a convenient excuse for not doing the documentation. In general: No Real Programmer works 9 to 5 (unless it's the ones at night). Real Programmers don't wear neckties. Real Programmers don't wear high-heeled shoes. Real Programmers arrive at work in time for lunch [9]. A Real Programmer might or might not know his wife's name. He does, however, know the entire {ASCII} (or EBCDIC) code table. Real Programmers don't know how to cook. Grocery stores aren't open at three in the morning. Real Programmers survive on Twinkies and coffee. THE FUTURE What of the future? It is a matter of some concern to Real Programmers that the latest generation of computer programmers are not being brought up with the same outlook on life as their elders. Many of them have never seen a computer with a front panel. Hardly anyone graduating from school these days can do hex arithmetic without a calculator. College graduates these days are soft - protected from the realities of programming by source level debuggers, text editors that count parentheses, and "user friendly" operating systems. Worst of all, some of these alleged "computer scientists" manage to get degrees without ever learning Fortran! Are we destined to become an industry of Unix hackers and Pascal programmers? From my experience, I can only report that the future is bright for Real Programmers everywhere. Neither OS 370 nor Fortran show any signs of dying out, despite all the efforts of Pascal programmers the world over. Even more subtle tricks, like adding structured coding constructs to Fortran have failed. Oh sure, some computer vendors have come out with Fortran 77 compilers, but every one of them has a way of converting itself back into a Fortran 66 compiler at the drop of an option card - to compile DO loops like God meant them to be. Even Unix might not be as bad on Real Programmers as it once was. The latest release of Unix has the potential of an operating system worthy of any Real Programmer - two different and subtly incompatible user interfaces, an arcane and complicated teletype driver, virtual memory. If you ignore the fact that it's "structured", even 'C' programming can be appreciated by the Real Programmer: after all, there's no type checking, variable names are seven (ten? eight?) characters long, and the added bonus of the Pointer data type is thrown in - like having the best parts of Fortran and assembly language in one place. (Not to mention some of the more creative uses for

redeemable ::: a. --> Capable of being redeemed; subject to repurchase; held under conditions permitting redemption; as, a pledge securing the payment of money is redeemable.
Subject to an obligation of redemtion; conditioned upon a promise of redemtion; payable; due; as, bonds, promissory notes, etc. , redeemabble in gold, or in current money, or four months after date.


repudiate ::: v. t. --> To cast off; to disavow; to have nothing to do with; to renounce; to reject.
To divorce, put away, or discard, as a wife, or a woman one has promised to marry.
To refuse to acknowledge or to pay; to disclaim; as, the State has repudiated its debts.


RTFS "jargon" 1. Read The Fucking Source. Variant form of {RTFM}, used when the problem at hand is not necessarily obvious and not answerable from the manuals - or the manuals are not yet written and maybe never will be. For even trickier situations, see {RTFB}. Unlike RTFM, the anger inherent in RTFS is not usually directed at the person asking the question, but rather at the people who failed to provide adequate documentation. 2. Read The Fucking Standard; this oath can only be used when the problem area (e.g. a language or operating system interface) has actually been codified in a ratified standards document. The existence of these standards documents (and the technically inappropriate but politically mandated compromises that they inevitably contain, and the impenetrable {legalese} in which they are invariably written, and the unbelievably tedious bureaucratic process by which they are produced) can be unnerving to hackers, who are used to a certain amount of ambiguity in the specifications of the systems they use. (Hackers feel that such ambiguities are acceptable as long as the {Right Thing} to do is obvious to any thinking observer; sadly, this casual attitude toward specifications becomes unworkable when a system becomes popular in the {Real World}.) Since a hacker is likely to feel that a standards document is both unnecessary and technically deficient, the deprecation inherent in this term may be directed as much against the standard as against the person who ought to read it. [{Jargon File}]

sādhana. (T. sgrub thabs; C. chengjiu fa; J. jojuho; K. songch'wi pop 成就法). In Sanskrit, "method" or "technique," used especially in reference to a tantric ritual designed to receive attainments (SIDDHI) from a deity. Tantric sādhanas generally take one of two forms. In the first, the deity (which may be a buddha, BODHISATTVA, or another deity) is requested to appear before the meditator and is then worshipped in the expectation of receiving blessings. In the other type of tantric sādhana, the meditator imagines himself or herself to be the deity at this very moment, that is, to have the exalted body, speech, and mind of an enlightened being. Tantric sādhanas tend to follow a fairly set sequence, whether they are simple or detailed. More elaborate sādhanas may include the recitation of a lineage of GURUs; the creation of a protection wheel guarded by wrathful deities to subjugate enemies; the creation of a body MAndALA, in which a pantheon of deities take residence at various parts of the meditator's body, etc. Although there are a great many variations of content and sequence, in many sādhanas, the meditator is instructed to imagine light radiating from the body, thus beckoning buddhas and bodhisattvas from throughout the universe. Visualizing these deities arrayed in the space, the meditator then performs a series of standard preliminary practices called the sevenfold service (SAPTĀnGAVIDHI), a standard component of sādhanas. The seven elements are (1) obeisance, (2) offering (often concluding with a gift of the entire physical universe with all its marvels), (3) confession of misdeeds, (4) admiration of the virtuous deeds of others, (5) entreaty to the buddhas not to pass into NIRVĀnA, (6) supplication of the buddhas and bodhisattvas to teach the dharma, and (7) dedication of the merit of performing the preceding toward the enlightenment of all beings. The meditator then goes for refuge to the three jewels (RATNATRAYA), creates the aspiration for enlightenment (BODHICITTA; BODHICITTOTPĀDA), the promise to achieve buddhahood in order to liberate all beings in the universe from suffering, and dedicates the merit from the foregoing and subsequent practices toward that end. The meditator next cultivates the four "boundless" attitudes (APRAMĀnA) of loving-kindness (MAITRĪ), compassion (KARUnĀ), empathetic joy (MUDITĀ), and equanimity or impartiality (UPEKsĀ), before meditating on emptiness (suNYATĀ) and reciting the purificatory mantra, oM svabhāvasuddhāḥ sarvadharmāḥ svabhāvasuddho 'haM ("OM, naturally pure are all phenomena, naturally pure am I"), understanding that emptiness is the primordial nature of everything, the unmoving world and the beings who move upon it. Out of this emptiness, the meditator next creates the mandala. The next step in the sādhana is for the meditator to animate the residents of the mandala by causing the actual buddhas and bodhisattvas, referred to as "wisdom beings" (JNĀNASATTVA), to descend and merge with their imagined doubles, the "pledge beings" (SAMAYASATTVA). Light radiates from the meditator's heart, drawing the wisdom beings to the mandala where, through offerings and the recitation of mantra, they are prompted to enter the residents of the mandala. With the preliminary visualization now complete, the stage is set for the central meditation of the sādhana, which varies depending upon the purpose of the sādhana. Generally, offerings and prayers are made to a sequence of deities and boons are requested from them, each time accompanied with the recitation of appropriate MANTRA. At the end of the session, the meditator makes mental offerings to the assembly before inviting them to leave, at which point the entire visualization, the palace and its residents, dissolve into emptiness. The sādhana ends with a dedication of the merit accrued to the welfare of all beings.

Sanction: A sanction is anything which serves to move (and, in this sense, to oblige) a man to observe or to refrain from a given mode of conduct, any source of motivation, and hence, on a hedonistic theory, any source of pleasure or pain. Gay and Bentham distinguished four such sanctions: the natural or physical sanction, i.e., the ordinary course of nature, the virtuous or moral sanction, i.e., the ordinary actions and judgments of one' fellows, the civil or political sanction, i e , the threat of punishment or the promise of reward made by the government, the religious sanction, i.e., the fear of God, etc. J. S. Mill labelled these external, and added an internal sanction, viz., the desire or the feeling of obligation to do the kind of conduct in question. See Obligation. -- W.K.F.

Scalable Processor ARChitecture "computer" (SPARC) An {instruction set architecture} designed by {Sun Microsystems} for their own use in 1985. Sun was a maker of {680x0}-based {Unix} {workstations}. Research versions of {RISC} processors had promised a major step forward in speed but existing manufacturers were slow to introduce a RISC type processor, so Sun went ahead and developed its own, based on the {University of California at Berkley}'s {RISC I} and {RISC II} 1980-2. In keeping with their open philosophy, they licenced it to other companies, rather than manufacture it themselves. The evolution and standardisation of SPARC is now directed by the non-profit consortium {SPARC International, Inc.} SPARC was not the first {RISC} processor. The {AMD 29000} came before it, as did the {MIPS R2000} (based on {Stanford}'s design) and {Hewlett-Packard} {Precision Architecture} {CPU}, among others. The SPARC design was radical at the time, even omitting multiple cycle multiply and divide instructions (like a few others), while most RISC CPUs are more conventional. SPARC implementations usually contain 128 or 144 {registers}, ({CISC} designs typically had 16 or less). At each time 32 registers are available - 8 are global, the rest are allocated in a "window" from a stack of registers. The window is moved 16 registers down the stack during a function call, so that the upper and lower 8 registers are shared between functions, to pass and return values, and 8 are local. The window is moved up on return, so registers are loaded or saved only at the top or bottom of the register stack. This allows functions to be called in as little as 1 cycle. Like some other RISC processors, reading global register zero always returns zero and writing it has no effect. SPARC is {pipelined} for performance, and like previous processors, a dedicated {condition code register} holds comparison results. SPARC is "scalable" mainly because the register stack can be expanded (up to 512, or 32 windows), to reduce loads and saves between functions, or scaled down to reduce {interrupt} or {context switch} time, when the entire register set has to be saved. Function calls are usually much more frequent, so the large register set is usually a plus. SPARC is not a chip, but a specification, and so there are various implementations of it. It has undergone revisions, and now has multiply and divide instructions. Most versions are 32 bits, but there are designs for 64-bit and {superscalar} versions. SPARC was submitted to the {IEEE} society to be considered for the {P1754} microprocessor standard. SPARC(R) is a registered trademark of SPARC International, Inc. in the United States and other countries. [The SPARC Architecture Manual, v8, ISBN 0-13-825001-4]. (1994-11-01)

seducement ::: n. --> The act of seducing.
The means employed to seduce, as flattery, promises, deception, etc.; arts of enticing or corrupting.


set associative cache ::: (architecture) A compromise between a direct mapped cache and a fully associative cache where each address is mapped to a certain set of cache address bits as a tag. To determine whether block b is in the cache, set b mod S is searched associatively for the tag.A direct mapped cache could be described as one-way set associative, i.e. one location in each set whereas a fully associative cache is N-way associative almost as well as fully associative caches at little extra cost over direct mapping.(2004-10-18)

set associative cache "architecture" A compromise between a {direct mapped cache} and a {fully associative cache} where each address is mapped to a certain set of cache locations. The address space is divided into blocks of 2^m bytes (the {cache line} size), discarding the bottom m address bits. An "n-way set associative" cache with S sets has n cache locations in each set. Block b is mapped to set "b mod S" and may be stored in any of the n locations in that set with its upper address bits as a tag. To determine whether block b is in the cache, set "b mod S" is searched associatively for the tag. A direct mapped cache could be described as "one-way set associative", i.e. one location in each set whereas a fully associative cache is N-way associative (where N is the total number of blocks in the cache). Performance studies have shown that it is generally more effective to increase the number of entries rather than associativity and that 2- to 16-way set associative caches perform almost as well as fully associative caches at little extra cost over direct mapping. (2004-10-18)

shall ::: v. i. & auxiliary. --> To owe; to be under obligation for.
To be obliged; must.
As an auxiliary, shall indicates a duty or necessity whose obligation is derived from the person speaking; as, you shall go; he shall go; that is, I order or promise your going. It thus ordinarily expresses, in the second and third persons, a command, a threat, or a promise. If the auxillary be emphasized, the command is made more imperative, the promise or that more positive and sure. It is


Shang Tianzhusi. (上天竺寺). In Chinese, "Upper Tianzhu Monastery," located on Mt. Tianzhu in Hangzhou, along the southern coast of China. (TIANZHU is one of the common Sinographic transcriptions of Sindu, or India.) Founded by King Qian Liu (852-932 CE) of the Kingdom of Wuyue (907-978 CE) during the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms period following the demise of the Tang dynasty. According to certain sources, before he became king, Qian Liu dreamed of a woman dressed in white robes, who promised to protect him and his descendants if he was compassionate and did not kill living creatures. She then informed him that she could be found on Mt. Tianzhu in Hangzhou twenty years hence. When Qian Liu ascended the throne, he dreamed once more of this white-robed woman, whom he realized was BAIYI GUANYIN (White-Robed AVALOKITEsVARA). In this dream, she informed Qian Liu that she needed a residence, in return for which she would bestow her patronage on his kingdom. When the king discovered that, of all the monasteries on Mt. Tianzhu, only one housed a Baiyi Guanyin icon, he became its patron and named it the Tianzhu Kanjing Yuan (Tianzhu Center for Reading Scriptures). Later renamed Upper Tianzhu monastery, it became renowned as a GUANYIN pilgrimage site. The monastery is also known for its association with the Song-dynasty legend of Princess MIAOSHAN (first complete rendition 1100 CE) when Jiang Zhiqi (1031-1104 CE), prefect of Ruzhou in Henan province, was transferred to Hangzhou in 1104 CE. Upon his arrival, he had the Miaoshan legend inscribed on a stele to be enshrined in Upper Tianzhu monastery.

Sinai II Agreement ::: Signed on September 4, 1975 by Israel and Egypt and mediated by US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, Egypt and Israel widened their buffer zone in the Sinai. Egypt renounced violence against Israel, and the US promised to construct a warning station on Sinai Peninsula and to neither recognize nor negotiate with the PLO.

slippery ::: a. --> Having the quality opposite to adhesiveness; allowing or causing anything to slip or move smoothly, rapidly, and easily upon the surface; smooth; glib; as, oily substances render things slippery.
Not affording firm ground for confidence; as, a slippery promise.
Not easily held; liable or apt to slip away.
Liable to slip; not standing firm.
Unstable; changeable; mutable; uncertain; inconstant;


smoke and mirrors Marketing deceptions. The term is mainstream in this general sense. Among hackers it's strongly associated with bogus demos and crocked {benchmarks} (see also {MIPS}, {machoflops}). "They claim their new box cranks 50 MIPS for under $5000, but didn't specify the instruction mix - sounds like smoke and mirrors to me." The phrase has been said to derive from carnie slang for magic acts and "freak show" displays that depend on "trompe l"oeil' effects, but also calls to mind the fierce Aztec god Tezcatlipoca (lit. "Smoking Mirror") for whom the hearts of huge numbers of human sacrificial victims were regularly cut out. Upon hearing about a rigged demo or yet another round of fantasy-based marketing promises, hackers often feel analogously disheartened.

smoke and mirrors ::: Marketing deceptions. The term is mainstream in this general sense. Among hackers it's strongly associated with bogus demos and crocked benchmarks (see hearing about a rigged demo or yet another round of fantasy-based marketing promises, hackers often feel analogously disheartened.

social engineering "jargon, security" A term used among {crackers} and {samurai} for cracking techniques that rely on weaknesses in {wetware} rather than software; the aim is to trick people into revealing passwords or other information that compromises a target system's security. Classic scams include phoning up a mark who has the required information and posing as a field service tech or a fellow employee with an urgent access problem. See also the {tiger team} story in the {patch} entry. [{Jargon File}] (2006-11-22)

sokushin jobutsu. (C. jishen chengfo; K. chŭksin songbul 即身成佛). In Japanese, "attainment of buddhahood in this very body." This doctrine is generally first attributed to KuKAI (774-835), the founder of the SHINGONSHu, who argued in a work entitled Sokushin jobutsugi ("The Meaning of Attaining Buddhahood in This Very Body") that the ultimate goal of practice was to attain awakening in this lifetime. By strictly adhering to Kukai's ritualization of the body (through gestures, or MUDRĀ), speech (through spells, or MANTRA) and mind (as a MAndALA), one could therefore align oneself with the cosmic buddha, MAHĀVAIROCANA, and become a buddha in one's own right. Kukai's contemporary, SAICHo (767-822) of the TENDAISHu, located the notion of sokushin jobutsu in the exoteric teachings of the SADDHARMAPUndARĪKASuTRA ("Lotus Sutra"). By following its teachings, he believed that anyone could achieve universal salvation and become a buddha. In contrast to Kukai's esoteric interpretation of sokushin jobutsu, however, Saicho presumed this process of achieving buddhahood would require several lifetimes to complete. Given the two models, it is easy to understand the appeal of Kukai's esoteric version, which promised immediate transformation into buddhahood, over the traditional Tendai doctrine cited by Saicho. As the interest in esotericism increased among the aristocracy during the Heian period (794-1185), Tendai Buddhism became more associated with esoteric ritual and less with practice derived from the Saddharmapundarīkasutra. This shift toward esoteric Buddhism was completed under the Tendai master ANNEN (841-889?), who asserted not only that sokushin jobutsu was attainable in a single lifetime, but that it was central to the Tendai ordination procedure. Given that the two dominant institutions of Heian Buddhism relied heavily on the doctrine of sokushin jobutsu, it is not surprising that SHUGENDo, a movement heavily influenced by both of these schools, would also develop its own interpretation of this doctrine. The means Shugendo advocated for attaining buddhahood, however, were quite varied, as most Shugen mountains operated independently up until the Tokugawa period. One common ritual performed in both the Yoshino/KUMANO region and on Mt. Haguro, for instance, was passage through the ten realms of being (J. jikkai, S. DAsADHĀTU). Physical structures placed along a pilgrimage route, such as torii gates and steps, served as symbolic gateways through the realms. By progressing from the lowest realm of the hells (see S. NĀRAKA) to the highest realm of the buddhas, the pilgrim could ritually enact his journey toward his own attainment of buddhahood. Furthermore, the concept of mountain geography as a mandala in Shugendo created a space through which one entered the sacred realm of buddhahood. By crossing the border separating the mundane from the sacred, the practitioner would undergo a spiritual transformation by directly encountering the Buddha and immediately awakening. In a more severe example, ascetics at Mt. Yudono known as isse gyonin (lifetime ascetics) practiced sokushin jobutsu during the Tokugawa period by undergoing strict austerities in the mountains for from one to three thousand days. Once this period ended, a handful of these gyonin ascetics, following the alleged precedent of Kukai, entered a nearly air-tight, underground chamber to die. Soon afterward, they were mummified as buddhas "in this very body" and venerated by their followers. During the Kamakura period, NICHIREN (1222-1282), who, like Saicho, emphasized the superiority of the Saddharmapundarīkasutra, further claimed that chanting the title (DAIMOKU) of the sutra could lead to the attainment of buddhahood in this very body. Relying on the FAHUA XUANYI, an important commentary on the Saddharmapundarīkasutra by the Chinese monk TIANTAI ZHIYI (538-597), Nichiren claimed that the essence of the sutra was distilled in its title and that chanting the title (see NAMU MYoHoRENGEKYo) could therefore lead to the attainment of sokushin jobutsu.

solemn ::: a. --> Marked with religious rites and pomps; enjoined by, or connected with, religion; sacred.
Pertaining to a festival; festive; festal.
Stately; ceremonious; grand.
Fitted to awaken or express serious reflections; marked by seriousness; serious; grave; devout; as, a solemn promise; solemn earnestness.
Real; earnest; downright.


spoilsmonger ::: n. --> One who promises or distributes public offices and their emoluments as the price of services to a party or its leaders.

Sri Aurobindo: "A compromise is a bargain, a transaction of interests between two conflicting powers; it is not a true reconciliation.” *The Life Divine

Stars ::: Signifies a creation or formation or the promise or power of a creation or formation. The star is always a promise of the Light to come ; the star changes into a sun when there is the descent of the Light. Stars indicate beginnings or pro- mises of Light.

strabismus ::: Developmental misalignment of the two eyes; may lead to binocular vision being compromised.

straight-out ::: a. --> Acting without concealment, obliquity, or compromise; hence, unqualified; thoroughgoing.

Subhuti. (T. Rab 'byor; C. Xuputi; J. Shubodai; K. Subori 須菩提). Sanskrit and Pāli proper name of an eminent ARHAT who was foremost among the Buddha's disciples in dwelling at peace in remote places and in worthiness to receive gifts. He was the younger brother of ANĀTHAPIndADA and took ordination on the day the JETAVANA grove was dedicated, when he heard the Buddha preach. He mastered the ubhatovibhanga, the two collections comprising the VINAYAPItAKA, after which he retired to the forest to practice meditation. He attained arhatship on the basis of maitrīdhyāna (P. mettājhāna), meditative absorption cultivated through contemplation of loving-kindness (MAITRĪ). On his alms-rounds, Subhuti would cultivate loving-kindness at the door of every house where he stopped, thus expanding the amount of merit accrued by his donor. Subhuti taught the dharma without distinction or limitation, for which reason the Buddha singled him out for praise. Subhuti was widely revered for his holiness and was sought out as a recipient of gifts. King BIMBISĀRA once promised to build a cave dwelling for him in RĀJAGṚHA but later forgot. Without a dwelling place, Subhuti sat in the open air to practice meditation. Over time, this caused a drought in the region, for the clouds would not rain lest this disturb the saint's meditations. When Bimbisāra became aware of this issue, he built a grass hut for him, and as soon as Subhuti sat inside it, the clouds poured down rain. During the time of Padmottara Buddha, Subhuti had been a famous hermit named Nanda with forty thousand disciples. Once when the Buddha was visiting his hermitage, he directed one of his monks proficient in loving-kindness and foremost in worthiness to receive gifts to preach to his host. Upon hearing the sermon, all forty thousand disciples of Nanda became arhats, while Nanda, enthralled by the charisma of the preaching monk, resolved one day to earn the same distinction. Subhuti also plays a prominent role in a number of MAHĀYĀNA sutras. The most famous of these roles is as the Buddha's chief interlocutor in PRAJNĀPĀRAMITĀ sutras like the VAJRACCHEDIKĀPRAJNĀPĀRAMITĀSuTRA. In the SADDHARMAPUndARĪKASuTRA, Subhuti is one the four sRĀVAKAs who understands the parable of the burning house; later his buddhahood is prophesied by the Buddha. In the VIMALAKĪRTINIRDEsA, Subhuti is one of the arhats who is reluctant to visit Vimalakīrti. Among the Buddha's ten major disciples, he is said to have been foremost in the knowledge of insubstantiality.

Sukhāvatīvyuhasutra. (T. Bde ba can gyi bkod pa'i mdo; C. Wuliangshou jing; J. Muryojukyo; K. Muryangsu kyong 無量壽經). Literally, the "Sutra Displaying [the Land of] Bliss," the title of the two most important Mahāyāna sutras of the "PURE LAND" tradition. The two sutras differ in length, and thus are often referred to in English as the "larger" and "smaller" (or "longer" and "shorter") Sukhāvatīvyuhasutras; the shorter one is commonly called the AMITĀBHASuTRA. Both sutras are believed to date from the third century CE. The longer and shorter sutras, together with the GUAN WULIANGSHOU JING (*Amitāyurdhyānasutra), constitute the three main texts associated with the pure land tradition of East Asia (see JINGTU SANBUJING). There are multiple Sanskrit, Chinese, and Tibetan versions of both the longer and shorter sutras, with significant differences among them. ¶ The longer Sukhāvatīvyuhasutra begins with ĀNANDA noticing that the Buddha is looking especially serene one day, and so asks him the reason. The Buddha responds that he was thinking back many millions of eons in the past to the time of the buddha LOKEsVARARĀJA. The Buddha then tells a story in the form of a flashback. In the audience of this buddha was a monk named DHARMĀKARA, who approached Lokesvararāja and proclaimed his aspiration to become a buddha. Dharmākara then requested the Buddha to describe all of the qualities of the buddha-fields (BUDDHAKsETRA). Lokesvararāja provided a discourse that lasted one million years, describing each of the qualities of the lands of trillions of buddhas. Dharmākara then retired to meditate for five eons, seeking to concentrate all of the marvelous qualities of the millions of buddha-fields that had been described to him into a single pure buddha-field. When he completed his meditation, he returned to describe this imagined land to Lokesvararāja, promising to create a place of birth for fortunate beings and vowing that he would follow the bodhisattva path and become the buddha of this new buddha-field. He described the land he would create in a series of vows, stating that if this or that marvel was not present in his pure land, may he not become a buddha: e.g., "If in my pure land there are animals, ghosts, or hell denizens, may I not become a buddha." He made forty-eight such vows. These included the vow that all the beings in his pure land will be the color of gold; that beings in his pure land will have no conception of private property; that no bodhisattva will have to wash, dry, or sew his own robes; that bodhisattvas in his pure land will be able to hear the dharma in whatever form they wish to hear it and whenever they wish to hear it; that any woman who hears his name, creates the aspiration to enlightenment (BODHICITTA), and feels disgust at the female form, will not be reborn as a woman again. Two of these vows would become the focus of particular attention. In the eighteenth vow (seventeenth in the East Asian versions), Dharmākara vows that when he has become a buddha, he will appear at the moment of death to anyone who creates the aspiration to enlightenment, hears his name, and remembers him with faith. In the nineteenth vow (eighteenth in the East Asian versions), he promises that anyone who hears his name, wishes to be reborn in his pure land, and dedicates their merit to that end, will be reborn there, even if they make such a resolution as few as ten times during the course of their life. Only those who have committed one of the five inexpiable transgressions bringing immediate retribution (ĀNANTARYAKARMAN, viz., patricide, matricide, killing an ARHAT, wounding a buddha, or causing schism in the SAMGHA) are excluded. The scene then returns to the present. Ānanda asks the Buddha whether Dharmākara was successful, whether he did in fact traverse the long path of the bodhisattva to become a buddha. The Buddha replies that he did indeed succeed and that he became the buddha Amitābha (Infinite Light). The pure land that he created is called sukhāvatī. Because Dharmākara became a buddha, all of the things that he promised to create in his pure land have come true, and the Buddha proceeds to describe sukhāvatī in great detail. It is carpeted with lotuses made of seven precious substances, some of which reach ten leagues (YOJANA) in diameter. Each lotus emits millions of rays of light and from each ray of light there emerge millions of buddhas who travel to world systems in all directions to teach the dharma. The pure land is level, like the palm of one's hand, without mountains or oceans. It has great rivers, the waters of which rise as high or sink as low as one pleases, from the shoulders to the ankles, and vary in temperature as one pleases. The sound of the river takes the form of whatever auspicious words one wishes to hear, such as "buddha," "emptiness," "cessation," and "great compassion." The words "hindrance," "misfortune," and "pain" are never heard, nor are the words "day" and "night" used, except as metaphors. The beings in the pure land do not need to consume food. When they are hungry, they simply visualize whatever food they wish and their hunger is satisfied without needing to eat. They dwell in bejeweled palaces of their own design. Some of the inhabitants sit cross-legged on lotus blossoms while others are enclosed within the calyx of a lotus. The latter do not feel imprisoned, because the calyx of the lotus is quite large, containing within it a palace similar to that inhabited by the gods. Those who dedicate their merit toward rebirth in the pure land yet who harbor doubts are reborn inside lotuses where they must remain for five hundred years, enjoying visions of the pure land but deprived of the opportunity to hear the dharma. Those who are free from doubt are reborn immediately on open lotuses, with unlimited access to the dharma. Such rebirth would become a common goal of Buddhist practice, for monks and laity alike, in India, Tibet, and throughout East Asia. ¶ The "shorter" Sukhāvatīvyuhasutra was translated into Chinese by such famous figures as KUMĀRAJĪVA and XUANZANG. It is devoted largely to describing this buddha's land and its many wonders, including the fact that even the names for the realms of animals and the realms of hell-denizens are not known; all of the beings born there will achieve enlightenment in their next lifetime. In order to be reborn there, one should dedicate one's merit to that goal and bear in mind the name of the buddha here known as AMITĀYUS (Infinite Life). Those who are successful in doing so will see Amitāyus and a host of bodhisattvas before them at the moment of death, ready to escort them to sukhāvatī, the land of bliss. In order to demonstrate the efficacy of this practice, the Buddha goes on to list the names of many other buddhas abiding in the four cardinal directions, the nadir, and the zenith, who also praise the buddha-field of Amitāyus. Furthermore, those who hear the names of the buddhas that he has just recited will be embraced by those buddhas. Perhaps to indicate how his own buddha-field (that is, our world) differs from that of Amitāyus, sākyamuni Buddha concludes by conceding that it has been difficult to teach the dharma in a world as degenerate as ours.

support ::: After-sale handholding; something many software vendors promise but few deliver. To hackers, most support people are useless - because by the time a hacker calls hacker's idea of support is a t�te-�-t�te or exchange of electronic mail with the software's designer.[Jargon File] (1995-02-15)

support "job" After-sale handholding; something many software vendors promise but few deliver. To hackers, most support people are useless - because by the time a hacker calls support he or she will usually know the software and the relevant manuals better than the support people. A hacker's idea of support is an electronic exchange with the software's designer. [{Jargon File}] (1995-02-15)

SyQuest Technology, Inc. ::: (company, hardware) An early entrant into the removable hard disk market for personal computers. For may years SyQuest held the market, particularly as a backup, data exchange, archiving, confidential data security and easy portability for the road.At the top of their current (Mar 1997) range are two drives, The SyJet 1.5 GB a 3.5 inch, double platter removable drive and the EZFlyer 230 MB also on 3.5 inch media. A cartridge holding over 4.7GB is promised before the end of 1997.In recent years they have not fared as well in the market, whilst Iomega has cornered the Small Office/Home Office (SOHO) market. Over the period 1995 to would appear that substantial restructuring has occurred over the past few years. . (1997-03-27)

SyQuest Technology, Inc. "company, hardware" An early entrant into the removable {hard disk} market for {personal computers}. For may years SyQuest held the market, particularly as a method of transferring large {desktop publisher} documents to printers. SyQuest aim their products to give personal computer users "endless" hard drive space for data-intensive applications like {desktop publishing}, {Internet} information management, pre-press, {multimedia}, {audio}, {video}, {digital photography}, fast {backup}, data exchange, {archiving}, confidential data security and easy portability for the road. At the top of their current (Mar 1997) range are two drives, The {SyJet} 1.5 {GB} a 3.5 inch, double platter removable drive and the {EZFlyer} 230 {MB} also on 3.5 inch media. A cartridge holding over 4.7GB is promised before the end of 1997. In recent years they have not fared as well in the market, whilst {Iomega} has cornered the {Small Office/Home Office} (SOHO) market. Over the period 1995 to 1997 sales declined resulting in a series of losses. In the first quarter of 1997 these losses had been reduced to $6.8 million with net revenues increasing to $48.3 million. This compares to a net loss of $33.8 million, or $2.98 per share, on net revenues of $78.7 million for the same period the year before. It would appear that substantial restructuring has occurred over the past few years. {(http://syquest.com/)}. (1997-03-27)

Tahmurath (Persian), Takhmorab (Pahlavi) Takhmōrab, Takhma-rupa (Avestan) [from Avest takhmao strength, force + rupa body, form] Also Teimuraz, Tahumers, Tahmuras, Taimuraz. The third king of the legendary Pishdadi dynasty, succeeding his father Hushang. His steed, the Simorgh-Anke, was more rare and rapid than his father’s twelve-legged horse. He is called Div-band (the binder of divs) in Firdusi’s Shahnameh, for he waged war on the divs and captured them all. Tahmurath ordered their death, whereupon they promised to teach him the art of writing if he spared their lives. Granting their entreaty, he was taught not one but thirty languages.

tariff ::: n. --> A schedule, system, or scheme of duties imposed by the government of a country upon goods imported or exported; as, a revenue tariff; a protective tariff; Clay&

tau "mathematics" The mathematical constant that is the circumference of a circle divided by its radius, equal to twice {pi}. Some have suggested that pi is the wrong choice of constant to describe the geometry of circles etc. and tau = 2*pi would have been better. Most practising mathematicians think this is silly. The {xkcd} comic strip facetiously {proposed (http://xkcd.com/1292/)} a compromise of 1.5*pi or "pau". {The Pi Manifesto (http://www.thepimanifesto.com/)}. (2013-12-10)

Tehmi: “Refused to compromise.”

temperament ::: v. t. --> Internal constitution; state with respect to the relative proportion of different qualities, or constituent parts.
Due mixture of qualities; a condition brought about by mutual compromises or concessions.
The act of tempering or modifying; adjustment, as of clashing rules, interests, passions, or the like; also, the means by which such adjustment is effected.
Condition with regard to heat or cold; temperature.


  "The progress of Life involves the development and interlocking of an immense number of things that are in conflict with each other and seem often to be absolute oppositions and contraries. To find amid these oppositions some principle or standing-ground of unity, some workable lever of reconciliation which will make possible a larger and better development on a basis of harmony and not of conflict and struggle, must be increasingly the common aim of humanity in its active life-evolution, if it at all means to rise out of life"s more confused, painful and obscure movement, out of the compromises made by Nature with the ignorance of the Life-mind and the nescience of Matter. This can only be truly and satisfactorily done when the soul discovers itself in its highest and completest spiritual reality and effects a progressive upward transformation of its life-values into those of the spirit; for there they will all find their spiritual truth and in that truth their standing-ground of mutual recognition and reconciliation. The spiritual is the one truth of which all others are the veiled aspects, the brilliant disguises or the dark disfigurements, and in which they can find their own right form and true relation to each other.” *The Human Cycle, etc.

“The progress of Life involves the development and interlocking of an immense number of things that are in conflict with each other and seem often to be absolute oppositions and contraries. To find amid these oppositions some principle or standing-ground of unity, some workable lever of reconciliation which will make possible a larger and better development on a basis of harmony and not of conflict and struggle, must be increasingly the common aim of humanity in its active life-evolution, if it at all means to rise out of life’s more confused, painful and obscure movement, out of the compromises made by Nature with the ignorance of the Life-mind and the nescience of Matter. This can only be truly and satisfactorily done when the soul discovers itself in its highest and completest spiritual reality and effects a progressive upward transformation of its life-values into those of the spirit; for there they will all find their spiritual truth and in that truth their standing-ground of mutual recognition and reconciliation. The spiritual is the one truth of which all others are the veiled aspects, the brilliant disguises or the dark disfigurements, and in which they can find their own right form and true relation to each other.” The Human Cycle, etc.

The shield or protection of Ullr has a special meaning as he is the god of a “cold” (unformed) world: one of the most highly spiritual of the globes in our sun’s realm. The lay called Grimnismal promises that “the blessing of Ull and all the gods is his who first touches the fire” of this supernal sphere. The mansion of Ullr is named Ydalar — the primal dells of rain and storms, and the root and sacred source of earth’s existence.

The waves of colour mean a dynamic rush of forces and the star in such a context indicates the promise of the new thing that is to be formed.

"Though man is infinitely greater than the plant or the animal, he is not perfect in his own nature like the plant and the animal. This imperfection is not a thing to be at all deplored, but rather a privilege and a promise, for it opens out to us an immense vista of self-development and self-exceeding. Man at his highest is a half-god who has risen up out of the animal Nature and is splendidly abnormal in it, but the thing which he has started out to be, the whole god, is something so much greater than what he is that it seems to him as abnormal to himself as he is to the animal. This means a great and arduous labour of growth before him, but also a splendid crown of his race and his victory. A kingdom is offered to him beside which his present triumphs in the realms of mind or over external Nature will appear only as a rough hint and a poor beginning. The Human Cycle

“Though man is infinitely greater than the plant or the animal, he is not perfect in his own nature like the plant and the animal. This imperfection is not a thing to be at all deplored, but rather a privilege and a promise, for it opens out to us an immense vista of self-development and self-exceeding. Man at his highest is a half-god who has risen up out of the animal Nature and is splendidly abnormal in it, but the thing which he has started out to be, the whole god, is something so much greater than what he is that it seems to him as abnormal to himself as he is to the animal. This means a great and arduous labour of growth before him, but also a splendid crown of his race and his victory. A kingdom is offered to him beside which his present triumphs in the realms of mind or over external Nature will appear only as a rough hint and a poor beginning. The Human Cycle

threaten ::: v. t. --> To utter threats against; to menace; to inspire with apprehension; to alarm, or attempt to alarm, as with the promise of something evil or disagreeable; to warn.
To exhibit the appearance of (something evil or unpleasant) as approaching; to indicate as impending; to announce the conditional infliction of; as, to threaten war; to threaten death. ::: v. i.


trade ::: n. 1. The act or an instance of buying and selling goods and services as a livelihood. v. 2. To give up in exchange for something else, esp. as a compromise. trades.

troth ::: one"s word or promise, esp. in engaging oneself to marry.

true ::: n. --> Conformable to fact; in accordance with the actual state of things; correct; not false, erroneous, inaccurate, or the like; as, a true relation or narration; a true history; a declaration is true when it states the facts.
Right to precision; conformable to a rule or pattern; exact; accurate; as, a true copy; a true likeness of the original.
Steady in adhering to friends, to promises, to a prince, or the like; unwavering; faithful; loyal; not false, fickle, or


unbending ::: refusing to yield or compromise; resolute.

unpromise ::: v. t. --> To revoke or annul, as a promise.

uncompromising ::: a. --> Not admitting of compromise; making no truce or concessions; obstinate; unyielding; inflexible.

uncovenanted ::: a. --> Not covenanted; not granted or entered into under a covenant, agreement, or contract.
Not having joined in a league, or assented to a covenant or agreement, as to the Solemn League and Covenant of the Scottish people in the times of the Stuarts.
Not having entered into relationship with God through the appointed means of grace; also, not promised or assured by the divine promises or conditions; as, uncovenanted mercies.


undertake ::: v. t. --> To take upon one&

unfaithful ::: a. --> Not faithful; not observant of promises, vows, allegiance, or duty; violating trust or confidence; treacherous; perfidious; as, an unfaithful subject; an unfaithful agent or servant.
Not possessing faith; infidel.


Unicode 1. "character" A 16-bit {character set} standard, designed and maintained by the non-profit consortium Unicode Inc. Originally Unicode was designed to be universal, unique, and uniform, i.e., the code was to cover all major modern written languages (universal), each character was to have exactly one encoding (unique), and each character was to be represented by a fixed width in bits (uniform). Parallel to the development of Unicode an {ISO}/{IEC} standard was being worked on that put a large emphasis on being compatible with existing character codes such as {ASCII} or {ISO Latin 1}. To avoid having two competing 16-bit standards, in 1992 the two teams compromised to define a common character code standard, known both as Unicode and {BMP}. Since the merger the character codes are the same but the two standards are not identical. The ISO/IEC standard covers only coding while Unicode includes additional specifications that help implementation. Unicode is not a {glyph encoding}. The same character can be displayed as a variety of {glyphs}, depending not only on the {font} and style, but also on the adjacent characters. A sequence of characters can be displayed as a single glyph or a character can be displayed as a sequence of glyphs. Which will be the case, is often font dependent. See also Jörgen Bettels and F. Avery Bishop's paper {Unicode: A universal character code (http://research.compaq.com/wrl/DECarchives/DTJ/DTJB02/DTJB02SC.TXT)}. (2002-08-06) 2. "language" A pre-{Fortran} on the {IBM 1130}, similar to {MATH-MATIC}. [Sammet 1969, p.137]. (2004-09-14)

Unicode ::: 1. (character) A 16-bit character set standard, designed and maintained by the non-profit consortium Unicode Inc.Originally Unicode was designed to be universal, unique, and uniform, i.e., the code was to cover all major modern written languages (universal), each character was to have exactly one encoding (unique), and each character was to be represented by a fixed width in bits (uniform).Parallel to the development of Unicode an ISO/IEC standard was being worked on that put a large emphasis on being compatible with existing character codes such the two teams compromised to define a common character code standard, known both as Unicode and BMP.Since the merger the character codes are the same but the two standards are not identical. The ISO/IEC standard covers only coding while Unicode includes additional specifications that help implementation.Unicode is not a glyph encoding. The same character can be displayed as a variety of glyphs, depending not only on the font and style, but also on the or a character can be displayed as a sequence of glyphs. Which will be the case, is often font dependent.See also J�rgen Bettels and F. Avery Bishop's paper .(2002-08-06)2. (language) A pre-Fortran on the IBM 1130, similar to MATH-MATIC.[Sammet 1969, p.137].(2004-09-14)

universalism ::: Another name for moral universalism, as a compromise between moral relativism and moral absolutism.

Uttarā-Nandamātā. An eminent laywoman declared by the Buddha to be foremost in the attainment of meditative power. According to Pāli accounts, she was the daughter of Punnaka, a servant of the wealthy man Sumana of Rājagaha (S. RĀGAGṚHA). Uttarā's family was devoted to the Buddha and, on one occasion, while listening to a sermon he was preaching, Uttarā and her parents became stream-enterers (P. sotāpanna; S. SROTAĀPANNA). When Sumana requested that Uttarā be betrothed to his son, he was at first refused on the grounds that his family was not Buddhist. Agreement was reached when Sumana promised that Uttarā would be supplied with sufficient requisites to continue her daily devotions to the Buddha. Her new husband, however, reneged on the agreement and refused to allow her to observe the uposatha (S. UPOsADHA) retreat day because she would have to refrain from intercourse for the night. In order that she could observe the uposatha, Uttarā requested money from her father-in-law so she could hire a courtesan named Sirimā to service her husband. According to legend, there subsequently ensued an incident that led to the enlightenment of the courtesan, her husband, and her father-in-law. It so happened that one day while Uttarā busied herself preparing a magnificent offering for the Buddha and his disciples, her husband was strolling hand in hand with Sirimā. Seeing his wife toiling, he smiled at her foolishness for not using her riches for herself. Uttarā saw her husband and likewise smiled at his foolishness for wasting his life in self-indulgence. Sirimā, misunderstanding their smiles, flew into a jealous rage and threw boiling oil at Uttarā. But through the power of Uttarā's compassion for Sirimā, the oil did not burn her, and, witnessing this miracle, Sirimā understood her mistake and begged forgiveness. Uttarā brought Sirimā to the Buddha, who preached to her, whereupon she became a once-returner (P. sakadāgamī; S. SAKṚDĀGĀMIN). Uttarā's husband and father-in-law, who also heard the sermon, became stream-enterers.

VajracchedikāprajNāpāramitāsutra. (T. Rdo rje gcod pa shes rab kyi pha rol tu phyin pa'i mdo; C. Jingang jing; J. Kongokyo; K. Kŭmgang kyong 金剛經). In Sanskrit, the "Diamond-Cutter Perfection of Wisdom Sutra"; known in English as the "Diamond Sutra" (deriving from its popular abbreviated Chinese title Jingang jing, as above), one of the most famous, widely read, and commented upon of all MAHĀYĀNA sutras, together with two others that are also known by their English titles, the SADDHARMAPUndARĪKASuTRA ("Lotus Sutra") and the PRAJNĀPĀRAMITĀHṚDAYASuTRA ("Heart Sutra"). The "Diamond Sutra" was composed in Sanskrit, probably sometime between the second and fourth centuries CE. Despite its fame, much of its meaning remains elusive, beginning with the title. In Sanskrit, it is VajracchedikāprajNāpāramitā. The Sanskrit term VAJRA refers to a kind of magical weapon, sometimes described as a thunderbolt or a discus, and is said to be hard and unbreakable, like a diamond or adamant. Thus, the title might be rendered into English as "The Perfection of Wisdom That Cuts like a Diamond/Thunderbolt." The sutra opens with the Buddha residing in the JETAVANA with 1,250 monks and a large number of bodhisattvas. After returning from his begging round (PIndAPĀTA) and eating his meal, the Buddha is approached by the great ARHAT SUBHuTI, who asks him about the practice of the BODHISATTVA. The Buddha says that a bodhisattva must vow to lead all beings in the universe into NIRVĀnA, while fully recognizing that there are in fact no beings to be led into nirvāna. "If, Subhuti, a bodhisattva were to have the (mis)perception (SAMJNĀ) of a self (ĀTMAN), a being (SATTVA), a living entity (JĪVA), or a person (PUDGALA), he is not to be called 'a bodhisattva.'" This is one of many famous statements in the sutra, regarded by commentators as setting forth the doctrine of emptiness (although the technical term suNYATĀ does not appear in the sutra), i.e., that all phenomena are falsely imagined to have a self, a soul, and an "own-being," qualities that they, in fact, lack. Any meritorious deed, from the giving of a gift to the vow to free all beings, is not an authentic bodhisattva deed if it is tainted with the (mis)perception (saMjNā) of a sign (NIMITTA) of selfhood: thus the perfection of the act of charity (DĀNAPĀRAMITĀ) means that true bodhisattva giving occurs when there is no conception of there being a donor, recipient, or gift-for that kind of giving would produce immeasurable merit. The Buddha asks Subhuti whether the Buddha is to be seen through the possession of the thirty-two physical marks of a superman (MAHĀPURUsALAKsAnA) that adorn his body. Subhuti says that he is not, because what the Buddha has described as the possession of marks (LAKsAnA) is in fact the nonpossession of no-marks. This formula of question and response, with the correct answer being, "A is in fact not A, therefore it is called A" is repeated throughout the text. The sutra is not simply a radical challenge to the ordinary conception of the world, of language, and of thought; it is also a polemical Mahāyāna sutra, seeking, like other such sutras, to declare its supremacy and to promise rewards to those who exalt it. It is noteworthy that here, as in many other perfection of wisdom (PRAJNĀPĀRAMITĀ) sutras, the Buddha's interlocutor is not a bodhisattva, but an arhat, the wise Subhuti, suggesting that even those who have completed the path to nirvāna still have more to learn. The Buddha predicts that this sutra will be understood far into the future, even into the final five hundred years that the Buddha's teaching remains in the world. At that time, anyone who has even a moment of faith in this sutra will be honored by millions of buddhas. Indeed, even now, long before this point in the distant future, anyone who would teach just four lines of this sutra to others would earn incalculable merit. In a statement that appears in other perfection of wisdom sutras, the Buddha declares, "On whatever piece of ground one will proclaim this sutra, that piece of ground will become an object of worship. That piece of ground will become for the world together with its gods, humans, and demigods a true shrine to be revered and circumambulated." Scholars have seen in this statement the possibility that the perfection of wisdom sutras were something of a "cult of the book," in which the sutra itself was worshipped, serving as a substitute for more traditional sites of worship, such as reliquaries (STuPA). The sutra suggests that such practices were not always condoned by others; the Buddha goes on to say that those who worship the sutra will be ridiculed for doing so, but by suffering ridicule they will destroy the great stores of negative KARMAN accumulated over many lifetimes. The Buddha's exhortations seem to have been taken to heart. The recitation and copying of the sutra was widely practiced across Asia; many copies of the sutra were discovered at DUNHUANG, and the earliest printed book in the world is a xylographic print of the Chinese translation of the VajracchedikāprajNāpāramitā dated May 11, 868, that was found in the Dunhuang cache. On a rock cliff on the Chinese sacred mountain of Taishan, there is a massive carving of the VajracchedikāprajNāpāramitā covering some 2,100 Sinographs in 21,000 square feet (2,000 sq. m.). Miracle tales of the benefits of reciting and copying the sutra were also told across Asia. The VajracchedikāprajNāpāramitā also played an important role in the CHAN traditions of East Asia: e.g., it was the scripture that the fifth patriarch HONGREN expounded to HUINENG, bringing him to enlightenment and enabling Huineng to be his successor as the sixth patriarch (LIUZU) of Chan.

Vajrapāni. (P. Vajirapāni; T. Phyag na rdo rje; C. Jingangshou pusa; J. Kongoshu bosatsu; K. Kŭmgangsu posal 金剛手菩薩). In Sanskrit, "Holder of the VAJRA"; an important bodhisattva in the MAHĀYĀNA and VAJRAYĀNA traditions, who appears in both peaceful and wrathful forms. In the Pāli suttas, he is a YAKsA (P. yakkha) guardian of the Buddha. It is said that whoever refuses three times to respond to a reasonable question from the Buddha would have his head split into pieces on the spot; carrying out this punishment was Vajrapāni's duty. In such circumstances, Vajrapāni, holding his cudgel, would be visible only to the Buddha and to the person who was refusing to answer the question; given the frightening vision, the person would inevitably then respond. Vajrapāni is sometimes said to be the wrathful form of sAKRA, who promised to offer the Buddha protection if the Buddha would teach the dharma; he thus accompanies the Buddha as a kind of bodyguard on his journeys to distant lands. Vajrapāni is commonly depicted in GANDHĀRA sculpture, flanking the Buddha and holding a cudgel. In the early Mahāyāna sutras, Vajrapāni is referred to as a yaksa servant of the bodhisattvas, as in the AstASĀHASRIKĀPRAJNĀPĀRAMITĀ. In the SUVARnAPRABHĀSOTTAMASuTRA, he is called the "general of the yaksas" (yaksasenādhipati), and is praised as a protector of followers of the Buddha. In the SADDHARMAPUndARĪKASuTRA, AVALOKITEsVARA explains that one of the forms that he assumes to convert sentient beings is as Vajrapāni. In later Mahāyāna and early tantric Buddhism, Vajrapāni becomes a primary speaker in important sutras and tantras, as well as a principal protagonist in them, and comes to be listed as one of the "eight close sons" (*UPAPUTRA), the principal bodhisattvas. In the MANJUsRĪMuLAKALPA, as leader of the vajra family (VAJRAKULA), he flanks sĀKYAMUNI in the MAndALA. In the SARVATATHĀGATATATTVASAMGRAHA, his transition from "general of the yaksas" to "the supreme lord of all tathāgatas" is played out through his subjugation of Mahesvara (siva). At the command of the buddha VAIROCANA, Vajrapāni suppresses all of the worldly divinities of the universe and brings them to the summit of Mount SUMERU, where they seek refuge in the three jewels (RATNATRAYA). Only Mahesvara refuses to submit to the uddha. Through Vajarpāni's recitation of a MANTRA, Mahesvara loses his life, only to be reincarnated in another world system, where he eventually achieves buddhahood. Vajrapāni's yaksa origins continue in his wrathful aspects, most common in Tibet, such as the three-eyed Canda Vajrapāni. It is in this form that he is part of a popular triad with Avalokitesvara and MANJUsRĪ known as the "protectors of the three families" (T. RIGS GSUM MGON PO). These three bodhisattvas are said to be the physical manifestation of the wisdom (MaNjusrī), compassion (Avalokitesvara), and power (Vajrapāni) of all the buddhas. Vajrapāni is also said to be the bodhisattva emanation of the buddha AKsOBHYA and the chief bodhisattva of the vajra family. He himself has numerous forms and emanations, including Mahābāla (who may have developed from his early attendant Vajrapurusa), Vajrasattva, Vajradhara, VajrahuMkāra, Ucchusma, Bhutadāmara, and Trailokyavijaya. Vajrapāni is closely related especially to VAJRADHARA, and indeed Vajradhara and Vajrapāni may have originally been two names for the same deity (the Chinese translations of the two deities' names are the same). Vajrapāni's MANTRA is oM vajrapāni huM phat. He is also known as Guhyakādhipati, or "Lord of the Secret." The secret (guhyaka) originally referred to a class of yaksas that he commanded, but expanded in meaning to include secret knowledge and mantras. Vajrapāni is the protector of mantras and those who recite them, and is sometimes identified as the bodhisattva responsible for the collection, recitation, and protection of the VIDYĀDHARAPItAKA.

violated ::: broken or disregarded (a law or promise, for example).

violation ::: n. --> The act of violating, treating with violence, or injuring; the state of being violated.
Infringement; transgression; nonobservance; as, the violation of law or positive command, of covenants, promises, etc.
An act of irreverence or desecration; profanation or contemptuous treatment of sacred things; as, the violation of a church.
Interruption, as of sleep or peace; disturbance.
Ravishment; rape; outrage.


votary ::: a. --> Consecrated by a vow or promise; consequent on a vow; devoted; promised. ::: n. --> One devoted, consecrated, or engaged by a vow or promise; hence, especially, one devoted, given, or addicted, to some particular service, worship, study, or state of life.

vow ::: n. --> A solemn promise made to God, or to some deity; an act by which one consecrates or devotes himself, absolutely or conditionally, wholly or in part, for a longer or shorter time, to some act, service, or condition; a devotion of one&

vow, offering, dedication, gift (from an inferior to a superior), consecration, dedication to God, promise to God.

Writing on the symbol of the egg which is often depicted as floating above a mummy, Blavatsky says: “This is the symbol of hope and the promise of a second birth for the Osirified dead; his Soul, after due purification in the Amenti, will gestate in this egg of immortality, to be reborn from it into a new life on earth. For this Egg, in the esoteric Doctrine, is the Devachan, the abode of Bliss; the winged scarabeus being alike a symbol of it” (SD 1:365).

yāna. (T. theg pa; C. sheng; J. jo; K. sŭng 乘). In Sanskrit, "vehicle," "conveyance"; a common Sanskrit term for any means of transportation (in Pāli materials and in many of the MAINSTREAM BUDDHIST SCHOOLS, the term is generally used in this literal sense). In MAHĀYĀNA literature, the term takes on great significance in the metaphorical sense of a mode of transportation along the path to enlightenment, becoming a constituent of the term Mahāyāna ("Great Vehicle") itself. In Mahāyāna SuTRAs and sĀSTRAs, this rhetorical sense of the term is often put to polemical use, with the followers of the Buddha being placed into three or two vehicles. The three vehicles are the BODHISATTVAYĀNA or Mahāyāna, the PRATYEKABUDDHAYĀNA, and the sRĀVAKAYĀNA. The two vehicles are the Mahāyāna and the HĪNAYĀNA (the "lesser vehicle," or even more disparagingly, "base vehicle" or "vile vehicle"), which subsumes the pratyekabuddhayāna and the srāvakayāna. Other uses of the term yāna include the BUDDHAYĀNA and the EKAYĀNA ("one vehicle"), whose precise relationship to the bodhisattvayāna and the Mahāyāna is discussed in the scholastic literature. Among the Mahāyāna sutras, the most celebrated expression of the rhetoric of the yānas occurs in the SADDHARMAPUndARĪKASuTRA ("Lotus Sutra") where, in the parable of the burning house, a father promises to reward his children with three different carriages (yāna) when in fact there is only a single magnificent carriage. With the rise of tantric Buddhism, the Mahāyāna itself is divided into two, the PĀRAMITĀYĀNA or "perfection vehicle," referring to the path to buddhahood involving successive mastery of the perfections (PĀRAMITĀ) as set forth in the sutras, and the MANTRAYĀNA or "mantra vehicle," referring to the path to buddhahood as set forth in the TANTRAs (although some scholars have argued that the proper term here is not yāna, but naya, meaning "mode" or "principle"). The tantric teachings are also variously referred to as the GUHYAMANTRAYĀNA ("secret mantra vehicle"), the PHALAYĀNA ("fruition vehicle"), and, most famously, as the VAJRAYĀNA ("diamond vehicle" or "thunderbolt vehicle").

Yezid: The prophet of the Yezidi, who preceded Mahomet by many centuries and who established the cult of Shaitan in Sumer. Crowley was a reincarnation of this Prophet and The Book of the Law was the fulfilment of the promise of "a book written from eternity", i.e. from an extra-terrestrial source. The mystical cult-centre of the Yezidi is the Sephira Yesod or Yezod, the Sphere of the Moon, which is especially concerned with the Magick of Transformation. The number of YZID is 31 which is that of AL, LA, LASh TAL, The Book of the Law and the Aiwaz Current.

Zhwa lu. (Shalu). A modest but important monastery near the Tibetan city of Gzhis ka tse (Shigatse), famous as the seat of fourteenth-century polymath BU STON RIN CHEN GRUB, and renowned for its unusual architectural features. The earliest foundations were laid circa 997 by Lo ston Rdo rje dbang phyug (Loton Dorje Wangchuk, b. tenth century), an active teacher during the outset of the later dissemination (PHYI DAR) of Buddhism in Tibet. His disciple, Lce btsun Shes rab 'byung gnas (Chetsün Sherap Jungne, d.u.), established a larger structure in 1027, having promised his master to construct a temple "as large as a small hat," from which its name is derived. The project was completed just prior to a visit of the illustrious Bengali scholar ATIsA DĪPAMKARAsRĪJNĀNA. During the thirteenth century, Zhwa lu formed close ties with the ruling SA SKYA hierarchs and their Mongol patrons. In 1306, the Yuan emperor Temür (1265-1307) appointed Grags pa rgyal mtshan (Drakpa Gyaltsen, d.u.) as prelate, under whom the institution flourished. Bu ston's rise to the abbacy in 1320 is traditionally viewed as the beginning of a new lineage, the so-called Zhwa lu pa ("Those of Zhwa lu") or Bu lugs tshul ("Tradition of Bu [ston]"). It was at Zhwa lu that Bu ston famously redacted the several hundred volumes that would comprise his influential edition of the Tibetan Buddhist canon. The monastery is equally famous for its unique blend of Tibetan and Chinese architecture (most notably, its pagoda-style roof of glazed turquoise tiles) and murals executed under the direction of Newar artist-disciples of the master Newari artisan Arniko.



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1:Come, sleep and death; you promise nothing, you hold everything. ~ Soren Kierkegaard,
2:keeping
an ancient promise
moon at the gate
~ Kobayashi Issa, @BashoSociety
3:From every nation on earth, without exception, Christ forms a single flock of those he has sanctified, daily fulfilling the promise he once made. ~ Saint Leo the Great,
4:In each heart, the Divine's Presence is the promise of future and possible perfections.
   ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II, The Divine Is with You,
5:The greatness of the ideals of the past is a promise of greater ideals for the future. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Renaissance in India, "Is India Civilised?" - III,
6:For while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come. ~ Anonymous, The Bible, 1 Timothy, 4:8,
7:By a divine promise, for a period of time, Satan has been given freedom among humanity. He will ignite the fire of protest and rebellion to thwart the sanctification of the faithful." ~ Our Lady of Revelation ,
8:The struggle of Mind to elevate life is the promise and condition of the conquest of life by that which is higher even than Mind. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, The Threefold Life,
9:It is rebirth that gives to the birth of an incomplete being in a body its promise of completeness and its spiritual significance. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine, The Philosophy of Rebirth,
10:The Divine's triumph is so perfect that every obstacle, every ill-will, every hatred rising against Him is a promise of a vaster and still completer victory.
   ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II,
11:Dearly beloved, today our Saviour is born; let us rejoice. Sadness should have no place on the birthday of life. The fear of death has been swallowed up; life brings us joy with the promise of eternal happiness. ~ Leo the Great,
12:He wishes to establish devotion to my Immaculate Heart in the world. I promise salvation to those who embrace it; and these souls will be beloved of God like flowers arranged by me to adorn His throne." ~ Our Lady Fatima (June 13,1917),
13:Not only our memory but somehow our eyes as well contemplate the conversation between the angel Gabriel and the wondering Mary; likewise the conception by the Holy Spirit is wonderful both in its promise and in the faith that received it." ~ Pope St. Leo the Great,
14:Once man has lost the fundamental orientation which unifies his existence, he breaks down into a multiplicity of his desires, in refusing to await the time of promise, his life story disintegrates into a myriad of unconnected instants. ~ Pope Francis, Lumen Fidei 13,
15:Beatrice is to be loved because she is beautiful; but she is beautiful because there is behind her a many-sided mystery of beauty, to be seen also in the grass and the sea, and even in the dead gods. There is a promise in and yet beyond all such pictures. ~ GK Chesterton,
16:Love cannot be a means to any end. Love does not promise success, power, achievement, health, recovery, satisfaction, peace of mind, fulfillment, or any other prizes. Love is an end in itself, a beginning in itself. Love exists only for love." ~ Gerald G. May, (1940 - 2005).,
17:A resolution means the will to try to get a thing done by the given time. It is not a binding 'promise' that the thing will be done by that time. Even if it is not, the endeavour will have to continue, just as if no date had been fixed.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters On Yoga - II,
18:As for the attacks, it is a long-standing affair and it may not be easy to make them stop at once-but one day they will have to cease. And meanwhile they can be made shorter and less acute, by keeping faith in my promise and calling for my help that is always available.
   ~ The Mother,
19:Always we must repeat to the doubting intellect the promise of the Master, 'I will deliver thee from all sin and evil; do not grieve.' At the end, the flickerings of faith will cease; for we shall see his face and feel always the Divine Presence.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, The Master of the Work, 245, [T3],
20:Christ said to Peter before His ascension: "Feed My sheep" ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (John 21:17); and before His passion: "You being once converted confirm your brethren" ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Luke 22:32); and to him alone did He promise: "I will give to you the keys of the kingdom of heaven" ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Mat. 16:19).,
21:Is this not the first time that the Supramental has come down upon earth?

   It is certainly the first time that the Supramental has come down as a general force of transformation for the whole earth. It is a new starting-point in the terrestrial creation. But it may be that once before the supramental force has manifested partially and momentarily in an individual as a promise and an example.
   ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother III,
22: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,
23:Light will someday split you open
Even if your life is now a cage.
Little by little, You will turn into stars.
Little by little, You will turn into
The whole sweet, amorous Universe.
Love will surely burst you wide open
Into an unfettered, booming new galaxy.
You will become so free
In a wonderful, secret
And pure Love That flows
From a conscious, One-pointed, Infinite Light.
Even then, my dear, The Beloved will have fulfilled
Just a fraction, Just a fraction!
Of a promise He wrote upon your heart.
~ Hafiz,
24:For it is in God alone, by the possession of the Divine only that all the discords of life can be resolved, and therefore the raising of men towards the Divine is in the end the one effective way of helping mankind. All the other activities and realisations of our self-experience have their use and power, but in the end these crowded sidetracks or these lonely paths must circle round to converge into the wideness of the integral way by which the liberated soul transcends all, embraces all and becomes the promise and the power of the fulfilment of all in their manifested being of the Divine.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, The Soul and Its Liberation, 444, [T1],
25:The size and age of the Cosmos are beyond ordinary human understanding. Lost somewhere between immensity and eternity is our tiny planetary home. In a cosmic perspective, most human concerns seem insignificant, even petty. And yet our species is young and curious and brave and shows much promise. In the last few millennia we have made the most astonishing and unexpected discoveries about the Cosmos and our place within it, explorations that are exhilarating to consider. They remind us that humans have evolved to wonder, that understanding is a joy, that knowledge is prerequisite to survival. I believe our future depends powerfully on how well we understand this Cosmos in which we float like a mote of dust in the morning sky. ~ Carl Sagan,
26:You have spoken much today of my self-sacrifice and devotion to my country. I have heard that kind of speech ever since I came out of jail, but I hear it with embarrassment, with something of pain. For I know my weakness, I am a prey to my own faults and backslidings. I was not blind to them before and when they all rose up against me in seclusion, I felt them utterly. I knew them that I the man was a man of weakness, a faulty and imperfect instrument, strong only when a higher strength entered into me. Then I found myself among these young men and in many of them I discovered a mighty courage, a power of self-effacement in comparison with which I was simply nothing. I saw one or two who were not only superior to me in force and character, - very many were that, - but in the promise of that intellectual ability on which I prided myself. ~ ?,
27:You must ask yourself, if for 10 years if you didnt avoid doing what you knew you needed to do, by your own definitions right, within the value structure that you've created to the degree that youve done that, what would you be like? Well you know there are remarkable people who come into the world from time to time and there are people who do find out over decades long periods what they could be like if they were who they were if they said... if they spoke their being forward, and theyd get stronger and stronger. you do not know the limits to that, we do not know the limits to that and so you could say well in part perhaps the reason that you're suffering unbearably can be left at your feet because you are not everything you could be and you know it. and of course thats a terrible thing to admit and its a terrible thing to consider but theres real promise in it. perhaps theres another way you could look at the world and another way you could act in the world. .. Imagine many people did that. ~ Jordan Peterson,
28:3. Meeting the Mentor:For those who have not refused the call, the first encounter of the hero journey is with a protective figure (often a little old crone or old man) who provides the adventurer with amulets against the dragon forces he is about to pass. What such a figure represents is the benign, protecting power of destiny. The fantasy is a reassurance-promise that the peace of Paradise, which was known first within the mother womb, is not to be lost; that it supports the present and stands in the future as well as in the past (is omega as well as alpha); that though omnipotence may seem to be endangered by the threshold passages and life awakenings, protective power is always and ever present within or just behind the unfamiliar features of the world. One has only to know and trust, and the ageless guardians will appear. Having responded to his own call, and continuing to follow courageously as the consequences unfold, the hero finds all the forces of the unconscious at his side. Mother Nature herself supports the mighty task. And in so far as the hero's act coincides with that for which his society is ready, he seems to ride on the great rhythm of the historical process. ~ Joseph Campbell,
29:You say that you feel you have returned to your old life and that you have fallen from that state of spiritual consciousness in which you remained for some time. And you ask whether it comes from the fact that Sri Aurobindo and myself have withdrawn our protection and our help because you had been unable to fulfil your promise.

It is a mistake to think that anything at all has been withdrawn by us. Our help and our protection are with you as always, but it would be more correct to say that both your inability to feel our help and your inability to keep your promise are the simultaneous effects of the same cause.

Remember what I wrote to you when you went to Calcutta to fetch your family: do not let any influence come in between you and the Divine. You did not pay sufficient attention to this warning: you have allowed an influence to interfere strongly between you and your spiritual life; your devotion and your faith have been seriously shaken by this. As a consequence, you became afraid and you did not find the same joy in your offering to the Divine Cause; and also, quite naturally, you fell back into your ordinary consciousness and your old life.

You are quite right, nevertheless, not to let yourself be discouraged. Whatever the fall, it is always possible not only to get up again but also to rise higher and to reach the goal. Only a strong aspiration and a constant will are needed.

You have to take a firm resolution to let nothing interfere with your ascent towards the Divine Realisation. And then the success is certain.

Be assured of our unfailing help and protection. 3 February 1931 ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother - I,
30:Worthy The Name Of Sir Knight
Sir Knight of the world's oldest order,
Sir Knight of the Army of God,
You have crossed the strange mystical border,
The ground floor of truth you have trod;
You have entered the sanctum sanctorum,
Which leads to the temple above,
Where you come as a stone, and a Christ-chosen one,
In the kingdom of Friendship and Love.
II
As you stand in this new realm of beauty,
Where each man you meet is your friend,
Think not that your promise of duty
In hall, or asylum, shall end;
Outside, in the great world of pleasure,
Beyond, in the clamor of trade,
In the battle of life and its coarse daily strife
Remember the vows you have made.
III
Your service, majestic and solemn,
Your symbols, suggestive and sweet,
Your uniformed phalanx in column
On gala days marching the street;
Your sword and your plume and your helmet,
Your 'secrets' hid from the world's sight;
These things are the small, lesser parts of the all
Which are needed to form the true Knight.
IV
The martyrs who perished rejoicing
In Templary's glorious laws,
Who died 'midst the fagots while voicing
The glory and worth of their cause-
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They honored the title of 'Templar'
No more than the Knight of to-day
Who mars not the name with one blemish of shame,
But carries it clean through life's fray.
To live for a cause, to endeavor
To make your deeds grace it, to try
And uphold its precepts forever,
Is harder by far than to die.
For the battle of life is unending,
The enemy, Self, never tires,
And the true Knight must slay that sly foe every day
Ere he reaches the heights he desires.
VI
Sir Knight, have you pondered the meaning
Of all you have heard and been told?
Have you strengthened your heart for its weaning
From vices and faults loved of old?
Will you honor, in hours of temptation,
Your promises noble and grand?
Will your spirit be strong to do battle with wrong,
'And having done all, to stand?'
VII
Will you ever be true to a brother
In actions as well as in creed?
Will you stand by his side as no other
Could stand in the hour of his need?
Will you boldly defend him from peril,
And lift him from poverty's curseWill the promise of aid which you willingly made,
Reach down from your lips to your purse?
VIII
The world's battle field is before you!
Let Wisdom walk close by your side,
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Let Faith spread her snowy wings o'er you,
Let Truth be your comrade and guide;
Let Fortitude, Justice and Mercy
Direct all your conduct aright,
And let each word and act tell to men the proud fact,
You are worthy the name of 'Sir Knight'.
~ Ella Wheeler Wilcox,
31:At it's narrowest (although this is a common and perhaps the official position; need to find ref in What is Enlightenment) "integral", "turquois" (Spiral Dynamics), and "second tier" (ditto) are all synonms, and in turn are equivalent to Wilber IV / AQAL/Wilber V "Post-metaphysical" AQAL. This is the position that "Integral = Ken Wilber". It constitutes a new philosophical school or meme-set, in the tradition of charismatic spiritual teachers of all ages, in which an articulate, brilliant, and popular figure would arise, and gather a following around him- or her-self. After the teacher passes on, their teaching remains through books and organisations dedicated to perpetuating that teaching; although without the brilliant light of the Founder, things generally become pretty stultifying, and there is often little or no original development. Even so, the books themselves continue to inspire, and many people benefit greatly from these tecahings, and can contact the original Light of the founders to be inspired by them on the subtle planes. Some late 19th, 20th, and early 21st century examples of such teachers, known and less well-known, are Blavatsky, Theon, Steiner, Aurobindo, Gurdjieff, Crowley, Alice Bailey, Carl Jung, Ann Ree Colton, and now Ken Wilber. Also, many popular gurus belong in this category. It could plausibly be suggested that the founders of the great world religions started out no different, but their teaching really caught on n a big way.

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At its broadest then, the Integral Community includes not only Wilber but those he cites as his influences and hold universal and evolutionary views or teachings, as well as those who, while influenced by him also differ somewhat, and even those like Arthur M Young that Wilber has apparently never heard of. Nevertheless, all share a common, evolutionary, "theory of everything" position, and, whilst they may differ on many details and even on many major points, taken together they could be considered a wave front for a new paradigm, a memetic revolution. I use the term Daimon of the Integral Movement to refer to the spiritual being or personality of light that is behind and working through this broader movement.

Now, this doesn't mean that this daimon is necessarily a negative entity. I see a lot of promise, a lot of potential, in the Integral Approach. From what I feel at the moment, the Integral Deva is a force and power of good.

But, as with any new spiritual or evolutionary development, there is duality, in that there are forces that hinder and oppose and distort, as well as forces that help and aid in the evolution and ultimate divinisation of the Earth and the cosmos. Thus even where a guru does give in the dark side (as very often happens with many gurus today) there still remains an element of Mixed Light that remains (one finds this ambiguity with Sai Baba, with Da Free John, and with Rajneesh); and we find this same ambiguity with the Integral Community regarding what seems to me a certain offputting devotional attitude towards Wilber himself. The light will find its way, regardless. However, an Intregral Movement that is caught up in worship of and obedience to an authority figure, will not be able to achieve what a movement unfettered by such shackles could. ~ M Alan Kazlev, Kheper, Wilber, Integral,

*** WISDOM TROVE ***

1:Life is a promise; fulfill it. ~ mother-teresa, @wisdomtrove
2:When you make a promise, keep it. ~ zig-ziglar, @wisdomtrove
3:The future is plump with promise. ~ maya-angelou, @wisdomtrove
4:Beauty is the promise of happiness. ~ edmund-burke, @wisdomtrove
5:A promise must never be broken. ~ alexander-hamilton, @wisdomtrove
6:All promise outruns performance. ~ ralph-waldo-emerson, @wisdomtrove
7:Better a broken promise than none at all. ~ mark-twain, @wisdomtrove
8:When the promise is clear, the price gets easy ~ jim-rohn, @wisdomtrove
9:Love is a promise delivered already broken. ~ steve-martin, @wisdomtrove
10:The beginning is the promise of the end. ~ henry-ward-beecher, @wisdomtrove
11:Art holds out the promise of inner wholeness. ~ alain-de-botton, @wisdomtrove
12:Formula for success: under promise and over deliver. ~ tom-peters, @wisdomtrove
13:How little is the promise of the child fulfilled in the man. ~ ovid, @wisdomtrove
14:If it makes you feel better, I promise to forget. ~ nicholas-sparks, @wisdomtrove
15:A clear rejection is always better than a fake promise. ~ zig-ziglar, @wisdomtrove
16:Every sunset brings the promise of a new dawn. ~ ralph-waldo-emerson, @wisdomtrove
17:Performance should be made square with promise. ~ theodore-roosevelt, @wisdomtrove
18:You have to promise you won't fall in love with me. ~ nicholas-sparks, @wisdomtrove
19:The child is both a hope and a promise for mankind. ~ maria-montessori, @wisdomtrove
20:Promise, large promise, is the soul of an advertisement. ~ samuel-johnson, @wisdomtrove
21:If kids clearly see the promise, they will gladly pay the price. ~ jim-rohn, @wisdomtrove
22:Promise you won't forget me, ever. Not even when I'm a hundred. ~ a-a-milne, @wisdomtrove
23:The Land of Promise is for those who simply remain to the end. ~ max-lucado, @wisdomtrove
24:Uncorseted, her friendly bust Gives promise of pneumatic bliss. ~ t-s-eliot, @wisdomtrove
25:I can't promise results, but I can promise a common destiny. ~ warren-buffet, @wisdomtrove
26:The value of a promise is the cost to you of keeping your word. ~ brian-tracy, @wisdomtrove
27:When did the future switch from being a promise to a threat? ~ chuck-palahniuk, @wisdomtrove
28:Each child born on earth Is a unique promise of God  To God Himself. ~ sri-chinmoy, @wisdomtrove
29:Races, better than we, have leaned on her wavering promise, ~ henry-wadsworth-longfellow, @wisdomtrove
30:Every threatening of God, as well as every promise shall be fulfilled. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
31:Love always creates, it never destroys. In this lie's man's only promise. ~ leo-buscaglia, @wisdomtrove
32:Promise to give me a kiss on my brow when I am dead.&
33:See that you promise: what harm is there in promise? In promises anyone can be rich. ~ ovid, @wisdomtrove
34:Promise me one thing: don't take me home until I'm drunk - very drunk indeed. ~ audrey-hepburn, @wisdomtrove
35:A promise must be about actions: no one can promise to go on feeling a certain way. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
36:I can promise to be sincere, but I cannot promise to be impartial. ~ johann-wolfgang-von-goethe, @wisdomtrove
37:Undertake not what you cannot perform, but be careful to keep your promise. ~ george-washington, @wisdomtrove
38:Life is love, enjoy it. Life is mystery, know it. Life is a promise, fulfill it. ~ mother-teresa, @wisdomtrove
39:Not to decide is to decide not to, nowhere in the bible does it promise tomorrow. ~ billy-graham, @wisdomtrove
40:Youth offers the promise of happiness, but life offers the realities of grief. ~ nicholas-sparks, @wisdomtrove
41:The great promise of Scripture is that every day is a day that's worth rejoicing in. ~ max-lucado, @wisdomtrove
42:If you wish to be a success in the world, promise everything, deliver nothing. ~ napoleon-bonaparte, @wisdomtrove
43:Girls we love for what they are; young men for what they promise to be. ~ johann-wolfgang-von-goethe, @wisdomtrove
44:If you come back; I'll marry you. If you break your promise, you'll break my heart ~ nicholas-sparks, @wisdomtrove
45:For every promise, there is a price to pay... If the promise is clear, the price is easy. ~ jim-rohn, @wisdomtrove
46:Lovely promise and quick ruin are seen nowhere better than in Gothic architecture. ~ george-santayana, @wisdomtrove
47:Drink moderately, for drunkeness neither keeps a secret, nor observes a promise. ~ miguel-de-cervantes, @wisdomtrove
48:Wisdom is the abstract of the past, but beauty is the promise of the future. ~ oliver-wendell-holmes-sr, @wisdomtrove
49:I'm going to marry you one day, you know." "Is that a promise?" "If you want it to be. ~ nicholas-sparks, @wisdomtrove
50:Promise to wear a cheerful appearance at all times and give every person you meet a smile. ~ john-wooden, @wisdomtrove
51:Trust in the person's promise who dares to refuse what they fear they cannot perform. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
52:We must not promise what we ought not, lest we be called on to perform what we cannot. ~ abraham-lincoln, @wisdomtrove
53:Promise yourself that you will talk health, happiness, and prosperity as often as possible. ~ john-wooden, @wisdomtrove
54:We all have that possibility, that potential and that promise of seeing beyond the seeming. ~ maya-angelou, @wisdomtrove
55:Give me an educated mother, I shall promise you the birth of a civilized, educated nation ~ napoleon-bonaparte, @wisdomtrove
56:As the weeks and months unfolded, we realized that we were the victims of a broken promise. ~ martin-luther-king, @wisdomtrove
57:The future promise of any nation can be directly measured by the present prospects of its youth. ~ john-f-kennedy, @wisdomtrove
58:Before you promise to change the world, it makes sense to do the hard work of changing your neighborhood. ~ seth-godin, @wisdomtrove
59:Our Lord has written the promise of resurrection, not in books alone, but in every leaf in springtime. ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove
60:Prayer irrigates the fields of life with the waters which are stored up in the reservoirs of promise. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
61:Sin was conquered on the cross. Christ's death is the foundation of our hope, the promise of our triumph. ~ billy-graham, @wisdomtrove
62:To promise not to do a thing is the surest way in the world to make a body want to go and do that very thing. ~ mark-twain, @wisdomtrove
63:Your idea may not be exactly God's idea, but I can promise you this: God's way will be better than your way. ~ joel-osteen, @wisdomtrove
64:&
65:If a politician found he had cannibals among his constituents, he would promise them missionaries for dinner. ~ h-l-mencken, @wisdomtrove
66:Promise yourself to make all your friends know there is something in them that is special and that you value. ~ john-wooden, @wisdomtrove
67:To break a promise is to deny the reality of the past. Therefore it is to deny the hope of a real future. ~ ursula-k-le-guin, @wisdomtrove
68:Be temperate in your drinking, remembering that too much wine cannot keep either a secret or a promise. ~ miguel-de-cervantes, @wisdomtrove
69:God never promises to remove us from our struggles. He does promise, however, to change the way we look at them. ~ max-lucado, @wisdomtrove
70:Impartial - unable to perceive any promise of personal advantage from espousing either side of a controversy. ~ ambrose-bierce, @wisdomtrove
71:Managers that always promise to &
72:Promise to think only the best, to work only for the best, and to expect only the best from yourself and others. ~ john-wooden, @wisdomtrove
73:Success is full of promise till one gets it, and then it seems like a nest from which the bird has flown. ~ henry-ward-beecher, @wisdomtrove
74:We long for more and God's promise is that there is more awaiting us. More to delight us than we will ever exhaust. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
75:There are some politicians who, if their constituents were cannibals, would promise them missionaries in every pot. ~ h-l-mencken, @wisdomtrove
76:Hypocrisy can afford to be magnificent in its promises, for never intending to go beyond promise, it costs nothing. ~ edmund-burke, @wisdomtrove
77:Hope knows no fear. Hope dares to blossom even inside the abysmal abyss. Hope secretly feeds and strengthens promise. ~ sri-chinmoy, @wisdomtrove
78:We'd met at a carefree time, a moment full of promise, in its place now were the harsh lessons of the real world. ~ nicholas-sparks, @wisdomtrove
79:Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. ~ a-a-milne, @wisdomtrove
80:Beware of the thief on the street that's after your purse. But also beware of the thief in your mind that's after your promise. ~ jim-rohn, @wisdomtrove
81:Promise to be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit trouble to press on you. ~ john-wooden, @wisdomtrove
82:You can trust the promise of this opening; Unfurl yourself into the grace of beginning That is at one with your life's desire. ~ john-odonohue, @wisdomtrove
83:A dream is a vision, a goal is a promise. You can keep your promises to yourself by remaining flexible, focused, and committed. ~ denis-waitley, @wisdomtrove
84:God could not have given this promise, except from love and grace; therefore it is quite certain his Word will be fulfilled. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
85:It is ever so with the things that Men begin: there is a frost in Spring, or a blight in Summer, and they fail of their promise. ~ j-r-r-tolkien, @wisdomtrove
86:The moment God put a dream in your heart, the moment the promise took root, God not only started it, but He set a completion date. ~ joel-osteen, @wisdomtrove
87:Faith looks to the word and the promise; that is, to the truth. But hope looks to that which the word has promised, to the gift . ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove
88:The past gives you an identity and the future holds the promise of salvation, of fulfillment in whatever form. Both are illusions.    ~ eckhart-tolle, @wisdomtrove
89:The promise, made when I am in love, to be true to the beloved as long as I live, commits me to being true even if I cease to be in love. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
90:I loved her against reason, against promise, against peace, against hope, against happiness, against all discouragement that could be. ~ charles-dickens, @wisdomtrove
91:I would sooner walk in the dark, and hold hard to a promise of my God, than trust in the light of the brightest day that ever dawned. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
92:The religion of Jesus Christ is not ascetic, nor sour, nor gloomy, nor circumscribing. It is full of sweetness in the present and in promise. ~ henry-ward-beecher, @wisdomtrove
93:Thirty&
94:Now let's repeat the non-conformists' oath: I promise to be different! I promise to be unique! I promise not to repeat things other people say! Good! ~ steve-martin, @wisdomtrove
95:Quality is not an absolute measure. It doesn't mean &
96:If you're in business it's both a promise and a warning. It says that sometimes little things can cause some little guy to have an overnight success. ~ malcolm-gladwell, @wisdomtrove
97:For one true measure of a nation is its success in fulfilling the promise of a better life for each of its members. Let this be the measure of our nation. ~ john-f-kennedy, @wisdomtrove
98:He that buildeth his nest upon a Divine promise shall find it abide and remain until he shall fly away to the land where promises are lost in fulfillments. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
99:I promise you nothing is as chaotic as it seems. Nothing is worth diminishing your health. Nothing is worth poisoning yourself into stress, anxiety, and fear. ~ steve-maraboli, @wisdomtrove
100:Digital ink technology holds substantial promise in terms of legibility, portability, and power consumption, but I am less confident about the communication aspect. ~ tom-peters, @wisdomtrove
101:The city seen from the Queensboro Bridge is always the city seen for the first time, in its first wild promise of all the mystery and the beauty in the world. ~ f-scott-fitzgerald, @wisdomtrove
102:In book subjects a student can only do a student's work. All that can be measured is how well he learns, rather than how well he performs. All he can show is promise. ~ peter-drucker, @wisdomtrove
103:Oh no; but promise me you'll remember.' Her tears were falling. &
104:In executing the duties of my present important station, I can promise nothing but purity of intentions, and, in carrying these into effect, fidelity and diligence. ~ george-washington, @wisdomtrove
105:We live in a vague world. And it gets vaguer all the time. In this environment, the power of the specific, measurable and useful promise made and kept is difficult to overstate. ~ seth-godin, @wisdomtrove
106:With the advance of refrigeration, I hope that along with the frozen foods someday we will have frozen conversation. A person will be able to keep a frozen promise indefinitely. ~ fred-allen, @wisdomtrove
107:I remember when each 4th lot was vacant and overgrown, and the landlord only go this rent when you had it, and each day was clear and good and each moment was full of promise. ~ charles-bukowski, @wisdomtrove
108:Poverty hath slain a thousand, but riches have slain ten thousand. They are very uncertain, they promise that which they cannot perform, neither can they afford a contented mind. ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove
109:We were all born carrying a promise - a promise to make the world better - and there's a yearning to make good on that promise that none of us can suppress forever. ~ marianne-williamson, @wisdomtrove
110:as the shadows assume shapes I fight the slow retreat now my once-promise dwindling dwindling now lighting new cigarettes pouring more drinks it has been a beautiful fight still is. ~ charles-bukowski, @wisdomtrove
111:A kind of second childhood falls on so many men. They trade their violence for the promise of a small increase of life span. In effect, the head of the house becomes the youngest child. ~ john-steinbeck, @wisdomtrove
112:Standing alone, photographs promise an understanding they cannot deliver. In the company of words, they take on meaning, but they slough off one meaning and take on another with alarming ease. ~ susan-sontag, @wisdomtrove
113:Far too many people make promises they can never keep. They may have the best intentions in the world to keep their promise-but if they have not made a plan to keep it, they will not be able to do it. ~ zig-ziglar, @wisdomtrove
114:I promise you that if you make a choice that doesn’t please your mate, your friends, your mother, or whoever, the world will not fall apart. The people who truly love you want you to love yourself. ~ oprah-winfrey, @wisdomtrove
115:I promise to question everything my leaders tell me. I promise to use my critical faculties. I promise to develop my independence of thought. I promise to educate myself so I can make my own judgments. ~ carl-sagan, @wisdomtrove
116:Science does not promise absolute truth, nor does it consider that such a thing necessarily exists. Science does not even promise that everything in the Universe is amenable to the scientific process. ~ isaac-asimov, @wisdomtrove
117:Every time I open my Bible I will read it as the Word of &
118:Every promise of Scripture is a writing of God, which may be pleaded before Him with this reasonable request, &
119:Every man has a right over his own life and war destroys lives that were full of promise; it forces the individual into situations that shame his manhood, obliging him to murder fellow men, against his will. ~ sigmund-freud, @wisdomtrove
120: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
121:Andrew Jackson was the first one to think up the idea to promise everybody that if they will vote for you, you will give them an office when you get it, and the more times they vote for you, the bigger the office. ~ will-rogers, @wisdomtrove
122:I want to put out the fires of Hell, and burn down the rewards of Paradise. They block the way to Allah. I do not want to worship from fear of punishment or for the promise of reward, but simply for the love of Allah. ~ rabia-basri, @wisdomtrove
123:It was that which gave promise that in due time the weights should be lifted from the shoulders of all men, and that all should have an equal chance. This is the sentiment embodied in that Declaration of Independence. ~ abraham-lincoln, @wisdomtrove
124:A prayer, it seems to me, implies a promise as well as a request; at the highest level, prayer not only is a supplication for strength and guidance, but also becomes an affirmation of life and thus a reverent praise of God. ~ walt-disney, @wisdomtrove
125:Even in tragedy, God through His Word offers hope for those who seek and believe. It starts with the promise of a better tomorrow, of life everlasting, of eternal peace. It's called faith, and it offers hope where none existed. ~ zig-ziglar, @wisdomtrove
126:I never promise a woman anything nor let her know what I'm going to give her. That's the only way to manage them. Always keep them guessing. If you cant think of any other way to surprise them, give them a bust in the jaw. ~ william-faulkner, @wisdomtrove
127:Any customer that walks away, disrespected and defeated, represents tens of thousands of dollars out the door, in addition to the failure of a promise the brand made in the first place. You can't see it but it's happening, daily. ~ seth-godin, @wisdomtrove
128:There is nothing more beautiful than a warrior woman standing in her power, courage, and confidence. From this place of strength, she is capable of loving the world in a way that transforms pain into promise…and hell into heaven. ~ debbie-ford, @wisdomtrove
129:Sometimes in life, a fog sets in and you don't know which way is the right direction. Every voice may tell you it's not going to happen, but God has placed a promise in your heart. Refuse to listen to those voices. Keep believing. ~ joel-osteen, @wisdomtrove
130:[Let] the poor the needy and oppressed of the Earth, and those who want Land, resort to the fertile lands of our western country, the second land of Promise, and there dwell in peace, fulfilling the first and great commandment. ~ george-washington, @wisdomtrove
131:Advanced technology does not always promise a more intelligent civilization. On the contrary, the more the common people rely on technology to do their thinking and solving for them, the less practice there is left for their own brains. ~ criss-jami, @wisdomtrove
132:We are all the walking wounded in a world that is a war zone. Everything we love will be taken from us, everything, last of all life itself. Yet everywhere I look, I find great beauty in this battlefield, and grace and the promise of joy. ~ dean-koontz, @wisdomtrove
133:God does not dispense strength and encouragement like a druggist fills your prescription. The Lord doesn't promise to give us something to take so we can handle our weary moments. He promises us Himself. That is all. And that is enough. ~ charles-r-swindoll, @wisdomtrove
134:All but a few of the organizations do not specifically promise to deliver superior investment performance although it is perhaps not unreasonable for the public to draw such an inference from their advertised emphasis on professional management. ~ warren-buffet, @wisdomtrove
135:The common eye sees only the outside of things, and judges by that, but the seeing eye pierces through and reads the heart and the soul, finding there capacities which the outside didn't indicate or promise, and which the other kind couldn't detect. ~ mark-twain, @wisdomtrove
136:She smiled at him, making sure that the smile gathered up everything inside her and directed it toward him, making him a profound promise of herself for so little, for the beat of a response, the assurance of a complimentary vibration in him. ~ f-scott-fitzgerald, @wisdomtrove
137:It's too bad failures don't give seminars. Wouldn't that be valuable? If you meet a guy who has messed up his life for forty years, you've just got to say, &
138:I believe that Christians believe in salvation by grace through faith in Jesus Christ, not by works. And we believe that if you're saved, Jesus becomes your savior. He makes a promise to you. You can trust his promises. You can bank on that word. ~ robert-h-schuller, @wisdomtrove
139:The inner beginningless, changeless, the root of being, the standing promise, is the only reality. All else is shadow, cast by the body mind on the face of time. Of course, even a shadow is related to reality, but by itself it is not real. ~ sri-nisargadatta-maharaj, @wisdomtrove
140:She would tell him what she wanted in her life&
141:Deceit and falsehood, whatever conveniences they may for a time promise or produce, are, in the sum of life, obstacles to happiness. Those who profit by the cheat distrust the deceiver; and the act by which kindness was sought puts an end to confidence. ~ samuel-johnson, @wisdomtrove
142:Integrity and firmness is all I can promise; these, be the voyage long or short, never shall forsake me though I be deserted by all men. For of the consolations which are to be derived from these (under any circumstances) the world cannot deprive me. ~ george-washington, @wisdomtrove
143:Settle this in your heart: Whether I am up or down, the Lord Jesus is the same. Whether I sing or sigh, the promise is true and the Promiser is faithful. Whether I stand on the summit or am hidden in the vale the covenant stands fast and everlasting love abides. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
144:God doesn't promise security from life's storms but security in life's storms. God doesn't always call the equipped, but he will always equip the called. In the long run, avoiding danger is no safer than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold. ~ hellen-keller, @wisdomtrove
145:Understand that the enemy always fights the hardest when he knows you are closest to your breakthrough. He'd leave you alone if he thought you were going to live in mediocrity. If you keep pressing on toward your promise, through faith and patience, you will get there. ~ joel-osteen, @wisdomtrove
146:Once again a new world view is arising ... This idea is the culmination of all human history. It holds the promise of fulfilling the great aspirations of the past and heralds the advent of the next phase of our evolution. It is the idea of conscious evolution. ~ barbara-marx-hubbard, @wisdomtrove
147:Little mouse, you were so quick, so bright, so sweet, so full of life. And you still are everything you were then. None of it’s lost forever. All that promise, all that hope, that love and goodness‚ it’s still inside you. No one can take the gifts God gave you. Only you. ~ dean-koontz, @wisdomtrove
148:I feel keeping a promise to yourself is a direct reflection of the love you have for yourself. I used to make promises to myself and find them easy to break. Today, I love myself enough to not only make a promise to myself, but I love myself enough to keep that promise ~ steve-maraboli, @wisdomtrove
149:I promise myself great pleasure from my visit to England. You know I am to stay with Dickens while in London; and beside his own very agreeable society, I shall enjoy that of the most noted literary men of the day, which will be a great gratification to me. ~ henry-wadsworth-longfellow, @wisdomtrove
150:I promise you this: at the end of your days, you will discover that the things you now perceive to be the big things in your life will be seen as little things, and all those things that you now believe to be the little things, you will realize were really the big things. ~ robin-sharma, @wisdomtrove
151:If we make ourselves worthy of America's ideals, if we do not forget that our nation was founded on the premise that all men are creatures of God's making, the world will come to know that it is free men who carry forward the true promise of human progress and dignity. ~ dwight-eisenhower, @wisdomtrove
152:Most people, if they had really learned to look into their own hearts, would know that they do want, and want acutely, something that cannot be had in this world. There are all sorts of things in this world that offer to give it to you, but they never quite keep their promise. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
153:We can be seduced... by powerful political groups that promise more wealth and lower taxes. Those with power can use clever, psychological tricks and play upon our weaknesses and brokenness in order to attract us to their way of thinking. We can be manipulated into illusion. ~ jean-vanier, @wisdomtrove
154:Although you should not erase your responsibility for the past, when you make the past your jailer, you destroy your future. It is such a great moment of liberation when you learn to forgive yourself, let the burden go, and walk out into a new path of promise and possibility. ~ john-odonohue, @wisdomtrove
155:A spiritual partnership is between people who promise themselves to use all of their experiences to grow spiritually. They use their emotions to show them how to create constructive and healthy and joyful consequences instead of destructive and unhealthy and painful consequences. ~ gary-zukav, @wisdomtrove
156:My philosophy and my belief was that there was a long way for us to go in improving what we had ever known before, that this country of ours was a country of constant improvement. And so I thought that, well, what my whole approach was based on the promise of a better America. ~ ronald-reagan, @wisdomtrove
157:We can't possibly have a summer love. So many people have tried that the name's become proverbial. Summer is only the unfulfilled promise of spring, a charlatan in place of the warm balmy nights I dream of in April. It's a sad season of life without growth... It has no day. ~ f-scott-fitzgerald, @wisdomtrove
158:All the great spiritual leaders in history were people of hope. Abraham, Moses, Ruth, Mary, Jesus, Rumi, Gandhi, and Dorothy Day all lived with a promise in their hearts that guided them toward the future without the need to know exactly what it would look like. Let's live with hope. ~ henri-nouwen, @wisdomtrove
159:Politics pretty quiet over the week-end. Democrats are attacking and the Republicans are defending. All the Democrats have to do is promise "what they would do if they got in." But the Republicans have to promise "what they would do" and then explain why they haven't already "done it". ~ will-rogers, @wisdomtrove
160:Whenever you find a man who says he does not believe in a real Right and Wrong, you will find the same man going back on this a moment later. He may break his promise to you, but if you try breaking one to him he will be complaining &
161:Frodo drew himself up, and again Sam was startled by his words and his stern voice. &
162:Promise yourself you will talk health, happiness, and prosperity as often as possible. Promise to think only of the best, to work only for the best, and to expect only the best in yourself and others. Promise to forget the mistakes of the past and press on to greater achievements in the future. ~ john-wooden, @wisdomtrove
163:I can promise you none of these things. No sphere of usefulness; you are not needed there at all. No scope of your talents; only forgiveness for having perverted them. No atmosphere of inquiry, for I will bring you to the land not of questions but of answers, and you shall see the face of God. (pg 40) ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
164:You're wrong. The mind is not like raindrops. It does not fall from the skies, it does not lose itself among other things. If you believe in me at all, then believe this: I promise you I will find it. Everything depends on this." "I believe you," she whispers after a moment. "Please find my mind. ~ haruki-murakami, @wisdomtrove
165:The business of the believer with his Bible open is to pray, &
166:The castled crag of Drachenfels, Frowns o'er the wide and winding Rhine, Whose breast of waters broadly swells Between the banks which bear the vine, And hills all rich with blossom'd trees, And fields which promise corn and wine, And scatter'd cities crowning these, Whose far white walls along them shine. ~ lord-byron, @wisdomtrove
167:A soul that is ruined in the bud will frequently return to the springtime of its beginning and its promise-filled childhood, as though it could discover new hopes there and retie the broken threads of life. The shoots grow rapidly and eagerly, but it is only a sham life that will never be a genuine tree. ~ hermann-hesse, @wisdomtrove
168:It is not your work to make anything happen. It’s your work to dream it and let it happen. Law of Attraction will make it happen. In your joy, you create something, and then you maintain your vibrational harmony with it and the Universe must find a way to bring it about. That’s the promise of Law of Attraction. ~ esther-hicks, @wisdomtrove
169:It's not your work to make anything happen. It's your work to dream it and let it happen. Law of Attraction will make it happen. In your joy, you create something, and then you maintain your vibrational harmony with it, and the Universe must find a way to bring it about. That's the promise of Law of Attraction. ~ esther-hicks, @wisdomtrove
170:Liberty is of small value to the lower third of humanity. They greatly prefer security, which means protection by some class above them. They are always in favor of despots who promise to feed them. The only liberty an inferior man really cherishes is the liberty to quit work, stretch out in the sun, and scratch himself. ~ h-l-mencken, @wisdomtrove
171:Making love, she'd always believed, was more than simply a pleasurable act between two people. It encompassed all that a couple was supposed to share: trust & commitement, hopes & dreams, a promise to make it through whatever the future might bring. The greater the love; the greater the tragedy when it is over ~ nicholas-sparks, @wisdomtrove
172:Think how you love me,' she whispered. &
173:There is an unbroken chain of opposition to the introduction of economic freedom and to the capitalist autonomy of the economic sphere... In every case the opposition could only be overcome - peacefully or by force - because of the promise of capitalism to establish equality... That this promise was an illusion we all know. ~ peter-drucker, @wisdomtrove
174:God is ready to give more quickly, and to give more than you ask; yea, he offers his treasures if we only take them. It is truly a great shame and a severe chastisement for us Christians that God should still upbraid us for our slothfulness in prayer, and that we fail to let such a rich and excellent promise incite us to pray. ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove
175:When you honor God, the storms may come, but you have a promise that others don’t have: When it’s all said and done, you’ll still be standing. You may suffer a setback, but don’t get discouraged. If you’ll stay in faith, God promises that when the smoke clears, when the dust settles, you won’t be the victim, you’ll be the victor. ~ joel-osteen, @wisdomtrove
176:We may not know what to do, but it is sufficient to know the One who knows. We all like specific direction; however, when we don't have it, knowing God is faithful and ever true to His promise, and that He has promised to be with us always, is comforting and keeps us stable until His time is right to speak to us more specifically. ~ joyce-meyer, @wisdomtrove
177: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
178:There is no quality that we respond to in another that we lack. It might be hidden behind some bad behavior or an old, outdated shadow belief that says we are the exact opposite of what we are seeing in the other person. But I promise you that if you are attracted to a quality in someone else, no matter how great, it also exists inside of you. ~ debbie-ford, @wisdomtrove
179:Arise, awake! This path is arduous. So we learn from the wise, and we have to follow in the footsteps of the wise. The path of spirituality is not a bed of roses. But neither is it a chimerical mist. The Golden Shores of the Beyond are not a mere promise. The crown of human aspiration is bound to be fulfilled on the Golden Shores of the Beyond. ~ sri-chinmoy, @wisdomtrove
180:Growth and psychic development are therefore guided by: the absorbent mind, the nebulae and the sensitive periods, with their respective mechanisms.  It is these that are hereditary and characteristic of the human species.  But the promise they hold can only be fulfilled through the experience of free activity conducted in the environment. ~ maria-montessori, @wisdomtrove
181:Always leave people with a solution; the heaven if you do versus the hell if you don't. If you're really skillful you can put the person into the future solution. Shoaff used to say, &
182:The promise, made when I am in love and because I am in love, to be true to the beloved as long as I live, commits me to being true even if I cease to be in love. A promise must be about things that I can do, about actions: no one can promise to go on feeling in a certain way. He might as well promise to never have a headache or always to feel hungry. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
183:Ideas are somewhat like babies - they are born small, immature, and shapeless. They are promise rather than fulfillment. In the innovative company executives do not say, "This is a damn-fool idea." Instead they ask, "What would be needed to make this embryonic, half-baked, foolish idea into something that makes sense, that is an opportunity for us?" ~ peter-drucker, @wisdomtrove
184:I anticipate with pleasing expectations that retreat in which I promise myself to realize, without alloy, the sweet enjoyment of partaking, in the midst of my fellow citizens, the benign influence of good laws under a free government, the ever favorite object of my heart, and the happy reward, as I trust, of our mutual cares, labors, and dangers. ~ george-washington, @wisdomtrove
185:To all who come to this happy place: Welcome. Disneyland is your land. Here age relives fond memories of the past, and here youth may savor the challenge and promise of the future. Disneyland is dedicated to the ideals, the dreams, and the hard facts that have created America; with the hope that it will be a source of joy and inspiration to all the world. ~ walt-disney, @wisdomtrove
186:The Constitution guarantees protection to property, and we must make that promise good. But it does not give the right of suffrage to any corporation. It is necessary that laws should be passed to prohibit the use of corporate funds directly or indirectly for political purposes; it is still more necessary that such laws should be thoroughly enforced. ~ theodore-roosevelt, @wisdomtrove
187:We have God's promise that what we give will be given back many times over, so let us go forth from here and rekindle the fire of our faith. Let our wisdom be vindicated by our deeds. We are told in II Timothy that when our work is done, we can say, "We have fought the good fight. We have finished the race. We have kept the faith." This is an evidence of it. ~ ronald-reagan, @wisdomtrove
188:I'd love to, she finally said,"on one condition." I steadied myself, hoping it wasn't something too awful. "Yes?" "You have to promise that you won't fall in love with me." I knew she was kidding me by the way she laughed, and I couldn't help but breathe a sigh of relief. Sometimes, I had to admit, Jamie had a pretty good sense of humor. I smiled and gave her my word. ~ nicholas-sparks, @wisdomtrove
189:This is the time to be slow, Lie low to the wall Until the bitter weather passes. Try, as best you can, not to let The wire brush of doubt Scrape from your heart All sense of yourself And your hesitant light. If you remain generous, Time will come good; And you will find your feet Again on fresh pastures of promise, Where the air will be kind And blushed with beginning. ~ john-odonohue, @wisdomtrove
190:There are some promises in the Bible which I have never yet used; but I am well assured that there will come times of trial and trouble when I shall find that poor despised promise, which I thought was never meant for me, will be the only one on which I can float. I know that the time is coming when every believer shall know the worth of every promise in the covenant. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
191:Her face was sad and lovely with bright things in it, bright eyes and a bright passionate mouth, but there was an excitement in her voice that men who had cared for her found difficult to forget: a singing compulsion, a whispered Listen, a promise that she had done gay, exciting things just a while since and that there were gay, exciting things hovering in the next hour. ~ f-scott-fitzgerald, @wisdomtrove
192:Merit is a work for the sake of which Christ gives rewards. But no such work is to be found, for Christ gives by promise. Just as if a prince should say to me, "Come to me in my castle, and I will give you a hundred florins." I do a work, certainly, in going to the castle, but the gift is not given me as the reward of my work in going, but because the prince promised it to me. ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove
193:Do you desire security? Here you have it. The Lord says to you, "I will never abandon you, I will always be with you." If a good man made you such a promise, you would trust him. God makes it, and do you doubt? Do you seek a support more sure than the word of God, which is infallible? Surely, He has made the promise, He has written it, He has pledged His word for it, it is most certain. ~ saint-augustine, @wisdomtrove
194:Over the great bridge, with the sunlight through the girders making a constant flicker upon the moving cars, with the city rising up across the river in white heaps and sugar lumps all built with a wish out of non-olfactory money. The city seen from the Queensboro Bridge is always the city seen for the first time, in its first wild promise of all the mystery and the beauty in the world. ~ f-scott-fitzgerald, @wisdomtrove
195:When you say &
196:Everything is in it: the promise and the hope and the fear and the challenge and the defiance. The test is a double test: Just as God tested Abraham, Abraham tested God: "Let's see if you really want me to go ahead with it and kill my son." Then the angel says, "Do not raise your hand against the boy" [Genesis 22:12]. It was the Angel of God who says this, not God. God was embarrassed. [All laugh] ~ elie-wiesel, @wisdomtrove
197:Totalitarianism, however, does not so much promise an age of faith as an age of schizophrenia. A society becomes totalitarian when its structure becomes flagrantly artificial: that is, when its ruling class has lost its function but succeeds in clinging to power by force or fraud. Such a society, no matter how long it persists, can never afford to become either tolerant or intellectually stable. ~ george-orwell, @wisdomtrove
198:Life seems to be a process of replacing one anxiety with another and substituting one desire for another&
199:God alone can do what seems impossible. This is the promise of his grace: &
200:Since World War II, Japan has spawned enormous numbers of new religions featuring the supernatural... . In Thailand, diseases are treated with pills manufactured from pulverized sacred Scripture. Witches are today being burned in South Africa... . The worldwide TM [Transcendental Meditation] organization has an estimated valuation of $3 billion. For a fee, they promise to make you invisible, to enable you to fly. ~ carl-sagan, @wisdomtrove
201:I need not ask whether I may call on Him or not, for that word &
202:In the years since man unlocked the power stored up within the atom, the world has made progress, halting, but effective, toward bringing that power under human control. The challenge may be our salvation. As we begin to master the destructive potentialities of modern science, we move toward a new era in which science can fulfill its creative promise and help bring into existence the happiest society the world has ever known. ~ john-f-kennedy, @wisdomtrove
203:To be identified with your mind is to be trapped in time: the compulsion to live almost exclusively through memory and anticipation. This creates an endless preoccupation with past and future and an unwillingness to honor and acknowledge the present moment and allow it to be. The compulsion arises because the past gives you an identity and the future holds the promise of salvation, of fulfillment in whatever form. Both are illusions…    ~ eckhart-tolle, @wisdomtrove
204:The possible redemption from the predicament of irreversibility──of being unable to undo what one has done──is the faculty of forgiving. The remedy for unpredictability, for the chaotic uncertainty of the future, is contained in the faculty to make and keep promises. Both faculties depend upon plurality, on the presence and acting of others, for no man can forgive himself and no one can be bound by a promise made only to himself. ~ hannah-arendt, @wisdomtrove
205:Few human creatures would consent to be changed into any of the lower animals for a promise of the fullest allowance of a beast's pleasures; no intelligent human being would consent to be a fool, no instructed person would be an ignoramus, no person of feeling and conscience would be selfish and base, even though they should be persuaded that the fool, the dunce, or the rascal is better satisfied with his lot than they are with theirs. ~ john-stuart-mill, @wisdomtrove
206:If God wishes to be born as man and to unite mankind in the fellowship of the Holy Ghost, He suffers the terrible torment of having to bear the world in its reality. It is a crux; indeed, He Himself is His own cross. The world is God's suffering, and every individual human being who wishes even to approach his own wholeness knows very well that this means bearing his own cross. But the eternal promise for him who bears his own cross is the Paraclete. ~ carl-jung, @wisdomtrove
207:Life is an opportunity, benefit from it. Life is beauty, admire it. Life is a dream, realize it. Life is a challenge, meet it. Life is a duty, complete it. Life is a game, play it. Life is a promise, fulfill it. Life is sorrow, overcome it. Life is a song, sing it. Life is a struggle, accept it. Life is a tragedy, confront it. Life is an adventure, dare it. Life is luck, make it. Life is too precious, do not destroy it. Life is life, fight for it. ~ mother-teresa, @wisdomtrove
208:Associate yourself with men of good quality, if you esteem your reputation. Be not apt to relate news, if you know not the truth thereof. Speak no evil of the absent, for it is unjust. Undertake not what you cannot perform, but be careful to keep your promise. There is but one straight course, and that is to seek truth, and pursue it steadily. Nothing but harmony, honesty, industry and frugality are necessary to make us a great and happy nation. ~ george-washington, @wisdomtrove
209:Do not forget, do not ever forget, that you have promised me to use the money to make yourself an honest man.' Valjean, who did not recall having made any promise, was silent. The bishop had spoken the words slowly and deliberately. He concluded with a solemn emphasis: Jean Valjean, my brother, you no longer belong to what is evil but to what is good. I have bought your soul to save it from black thoughts and the spirit of perdition, and I give it to God. ~ victor-hugo, @wisdomtrove
210:And if we are to open employment opportunities in this country for members of all races and creeds, then the Federal Government must set an example. The President himself must set the key example. I am not going to promise a Cabinet post or any other post to any race or ethnic group. That is racism in reverse at its worst. So I do not promise to consider race or religion in my appointments if I am successful. I promise only that I will not consider them. ~ john-f-kennedy, @wisdomtrove
211:Love would never be a promise of a rose garden unless it is showered with light of faith, water of sincerity and air of passion. Sometimes we make love with our eyes. Sometimes we make love with our hands. Sometimes we make love with our bodies. Always we make love with our hearts. If I could reach up and hold a star for every time you've made me smile, the entire evening sky would be in the palm of my hand. To love another person is to see the face of God. ~ victor-hugo, @wisdomtrove
212:Our preaching does not stop with the law. That would lead to wounding without binding up, striking down and not healing, killing and not making alive, driving down to hell and not bringing back up, humbling and not exalting. Therefore, we must also preach grace and the promise of forgiveness - this is the means by which faith is awakened and properly taught. Without this word of grace, the law, contrition, penitence, and everything else are done and taught in vain. ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove
213:Night can swallow you up, yet none of it touches you. Around any corner, there's a promise of something daring and ideal and things are just getting going. There's something obscenely joyful behind every door, either that or somebody crying with their head in in their hands. A lazy rhythm looms in the dreamy air and the atmosphere pulsates with bygone duels, past-life romance, comrades requesting comrades to aid them in some way. You can't see it, but you know it's there ~ bob-dylan, @wisdomtrove
214:How can the mind take hold of such a country? Generations of invaders have tried, but they remain in exile. The important towns they build are only retreats, their quarrels the malaise of men who cannot find their way home. India knows of their trouble. She knows of the whole world's trouble, to its uttermost depth. She calls "Come" through her hundred mouths, through objects ridiculous and august. But come to what? She has never defined. She is not a promise, only an appeal. ~ e-m-forster, @wisdomtrove
215:The unqualified truth is, that when I loved Estella with the love of a man, I loved her simply because I found her irresistible. Once for all; I knew to my sorrow, often and often, if not always, that I loved her against reason, against promise, against peace, against hope, against happiness, against all discouragement that could be. Once for all; I love her none the less because I knew it, and it had no more influence in restraining me, than if I had devoutly believed her to be human perfection. ~ charles-dickens, @wisdomtrove
216:What assurance have we that our masters will or can keep the promise which induced us to sell ourselves? Let us not be deceived by phrases about &
217:... here also forgiving does not mean excusing. Many people seem to think it does. They think that if you ask them to forgive someone who has cheated or bullied them you are trying to make out that there was really no cheating or bullying. But if that were so, there would be nothing to forgive. (This doesn't mean that you must necessarily believe his next promise. It does mean that you must make every effort to kill every taste of resentment in your own heart - every wish to humiliate or hurt him or to pay him out.) ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
218:The sense that in this universe we are treated as strangers, the longing to be acknowledged, to meet with some response, to bridge some chasm that yawns between us and reality, is part of our inconsolable secret. And surely, from this point of view, the promise of glory, in the sense described, becomes highly relevant to our deep desire. For glory meant good report with God, acceptance by God, response, acknowledgment, and welcome into the heart of things. The door on which we have been knocking all our lives will open at last. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
219:Mind how you pray. Make real business of it. Let it never be a dead formality... plead the promise in a truthful, business-like way... Ask for what you want, because the Lord has promised it. Believe that you have the blessing, and go forth to your work in full assurance of it. Go from your knees singing, because the promise is fulfilled: thus will your prayer be answered... the strength [not length] of your prayer... wins... God; and the strength of prayer lies in your faith in the promise which you pleaded before the Lord. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
220:Promise to give me a kiss on my brow when I am dead. -I shall feel it." She dropped her head again on Marius' knees, and her eyelids closed. He thought the poor soul had departed. Eponine remained motionless. All at once, at the very moment when Marius fancied her asleep forever, she slowly opened her eyes in which appeared the sombre profundity of death, and said to him in a tone whose sweetness seemed already to proceed from another world:&
221:Is not the gospel its own sign and wonder? Is not this a miracle of miracles, that &
222:In a sense we've come to our nation's capital to cash a check. When the architects of our republic wrote the magnificent words of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, they were signing a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir. This note was a promise that all men - yes, black men as well as white men - would be guaranteed the unalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness... America has given the Negro people a bad check, a check which has come back marked &
223:Indeed, religion allows people to imagine that their concerns are moral when they are highly immoral - that is, when pressing these concerns inflicts unnecessary and appalling suffering on innocent human beings. This explains why Christians like yourself expend more "moral" energy opposing abortion than fighting genocide. It explains why you are more concerned about human embryos than about the lifesaving promise of stem-cell research. And it explains why you can preach against condom use in sub-Saharan Africa while millions die from AIDS there each year. ~ sam-harris, @wisdomtrove
224:Indeed, religion allows people to imagine that their concerns are moral when they are highly immoral - that is, when pressing these concerns inflicts unnecessary and appalling suffering on innocent human beings. This explains why Christians like yourself expend more "moral" energy opposing abortion than fighting genocide. It explains why you are more concerned about human embryos than about the lifesaving promise of stem-cell research. And it explains why you can preach against condom use in sub-Saharan Africa while millions die from AIDS there each year. (25) ~ sam-harris, @wisdomtrove
225:I wish to see the sons and daughters of the world in Peace and busily employed in the more agreeable amusement of fulfilling the first and great commandment, Increase and Multiply : as an encouragement to which we have opened the fertile plains of the Ohio to the poor, the needy and the oppressed of the Earth; any one therefore who is heavy laden, or who wants land to cultivate, may repair thither and abound, as in the Land of promise, with milk and honey: the ways are preparing, and the roads will be made easy, thro' the channels of Potomac and James river. ~ george-washington, @wisdomtrove
226:It's your time for a breakthrough! Make up your mind to leave the past and the old you behind. Focus on giving birth to a new you... .the real you. It is your time to create a turning point for the better in your life. It is your destiny to be healthy, happy and successful.Your future is open, full of possibility and promise! Buckle down and do whatever is required to create a life that you are proud of and a life that you deserve! Don't look back!! Look ahead, move forward and make this your best year ever! You have the something special. You have GREATNESS within you! ~ les-brown, @wisdomtrove
227:Peace happens when people pray. "Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you" Casting is an intentional act to relocate an object. Let this "throwing" be your first response to bad news. As you sense anxiety welling up inside you, cast it in the direction of Christ. Do so specifically and immediately. Find a promise of God that fits your problem, and build your prayer around it. These prayers of faith touch the heart of God and activate the angels of heaven. Miracles are set into motion. Your answer may not come overnight, but it will come. And you will overcome. ~ max-lucado, @wisdomtrove
228:The government consists of a gang of men exactly like you and me. They have, taking one with another, no special talent for the business of government; they have only a talent for getting and holding office. Their principal device to that end is to search out groups who pant and pine for something they can't get and to promise to give it to them. Nine times out of ten that promise is worth nothing. The tenth time is made good by looting A to satisfy B. In other words, government is a broker in pillage, and every election is sort of an advance auction sale of stolen goods. ~ h-l-mencken, @wisdomtrove
229:A father may turn his back on his child, brothers and sisters may become inveterate enemies, husbands may desert their wives, wives their husbands. But a mother's love endures through all; in good repute, in bad repute, in the face of the world's condemnation, a mother still loves on, and still hopes that her child may turn from his evil ways, and repent; still she remembers the infant smiles that once filled her bosom with rapture, the merry laugh, the joyful shout of his childhood, the opening promise of his youth; and she can never be brought to think him all unworthy. ~ washington-irving, @wisdomtrove
230:Joy is what makes life worth living, but for many joy seems hard to find. They complain that their lives are sorrowful and depressing. What then brings the joy we so much desire? Are some people just lucky, while others have run out of luck? Strange as it may sound, we can choose joy. Two people can be part of the same event, but one may choose to live it quite differently than the other. One may choose to trust that what happened, painful as it may be, holds a promise. The other may choose despair and be destroyed by it. What makes us human is precisely this freedom of choice. ~ henri-nouwen, @wisdomtrove
231:God of our life, there are days when the burdens we carry chafe our shoulders and weigh us down; when the road seems dreary and endless, the skies gray and threatening; when our lives have no music in them, and our hearts are lonely, and our souls have lost their courage. Flood the path with light, run our eyes to where the skies are full of promise; tune our hearts to brave music; give us the sense of comradeship with heroes and saints of every age; and so quicken our spirits that we may be able to encourage the souls of all who journey with us on the road of life, to your honor and glory. ~ saint-augustine, @wisdomtrove
232:If your temper is aroused and you tell 'em a thing or two, you will have a fine time unloading your feelings. But what about the other fellow? Will he share your pleasure? Will your belligerent tones, your hostile attitude, make it easy for him to agree with you? "If you come at me with your fists doubled," said Wood row Wilson, "I think I can promise you that mine will double as fast as yours; but if you come to me and say, &

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1:I promise, forever. ~ Kahlen Aymes,
2:I promise I won’t behave. ~ Nely Cab,
3:We can promise to try. ~ Chris Colfer,
4:Did I promise you too much? ~ Kai Meyer,
5:fulfill all his promise. ~ Neal Pollack,
6:Promise you won't forget me. ~ J A Huss,
7:I've got you. I promise. ~ Katie McGarry,
8:Nothing keeps its promise. ~ Philip Roth,
9:Promise you’ll be happy. ~ Colleen Houck,
10:Fuck you."
"Promise? ~ Carole Cummings,
11:God never forgets a promise. ~ Max Anders,
12:I MAKE A DANGEROUS PROMISE ~ Rick Riordan,
13:Promise demands Process. ~ Michael Pfleger,
14:promise you that, mister! ~ Steve Hamilton,
15:A broken promise is not a lie. ~ Paul Ekman,
16:Your promise is your liability. ~ Toba Beta,
17:Full glass is an empty promise. ~ Scott Lynch,
18:I promise you I’m not leaving. ~ Katy Regnery,
19:Beauty is the promise of happiness. ~ Stendhal,
20:Deliver more than you promise. ~ Patricia Ryan,
21:Dogs keep a promise a person can't. ~ Hannibal,
22:Life is a promise; fulfill it. ~ Mother Teresa,
23:Never make a promise in haste. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
24:And joy is always a promise. ~ Madeleine L Engle,
25:Love is keeping the promise anyway. ~ John Green,
26:Only cheats go back on a promise. ~ Jodi Picoult,
27:The future is plump with promise. ~ Maya Angelou,
28:We'll be back. I promise you that. ~ Samuel West,
29:I promise to be better in my next life, ~ Jo Nesb,
30:There is a promise made in any bed ~ John Proctor,
31:Tomorrow is not a promise, but a chance. ~ Rachel,
32:A promise made is a debt unpaid ~ Robert W Service,
33:A promise made must be a promise kept. ~ Aristotle,
34:Beauty is the promise of happiness. ~ Edmund Burke,
35:Futur is a threat, not a promise ~ Brian K Vaughan,
36:I promise, Captain. I'll be safe. ~ Kristen Ashley,
37:Live now for the promise of the Infinite ~ Mos Def,
38:Promise in haste, repent at leisure, ~ Diane Capri,
39:Beauty is a promise of happiness. ~ Alain de Botton,
40:Love is the promise that guides me. ~ Dan Fogelberg,
41:Marching on a promise never given, ~ Steven Erikson,
42:A promise is a rope around the neck. ~ Dot Hutchison,
43:A promise must never be broken. ~ Alexander Hamilton,
44:A promise to a liar means nothing! ~ Dominique Adair,
45:Imma kill it I promise this, I know you mad. ~ Drake,
46:Love is a promise; love is a souvenir. ~ John Lennon,
47:One cannot place a price on a promise. ~ S Jae Jones,
48:Promise me you won’t run off in fear. ~ Kenya Wright,
49:Beauty is the promise of happiness. ~ Alain de Botton,
50:Death is the only promise we all keep. ~ Jay Kristoff,
51:Don't be normal, Tiger. Promise me? ~ Jennifer Ashley,
52:It'll only hurt for a second. Promise. ~ Kresley Cole,
53:All promise outruns performance. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
54:Better a broken promise than none at all. ~ Mark Twain,
55:Excuses are a promise of repetition. ~ Stefan Molyneux,
56:Love, a promise delivered already broken. ~ Lisa Unger,
57:Promise me I'll be your first and last ~ Penelope Ward,
58:Promise to my momma I'ma make it to the Top.. ~ J Cole,
59:The promise that mattered has been kept. ~ Dean Koontz,
60:A promise made should be a promise kept. ~ Steve Forbes,
61:It was the promise of maybe, maybe one day. ~ Jenny Han,
62:Promise, Franka, I got you,” Noc said. ~ Kristen Ashley,
63:Promise you'll think of me every second? ~ Toni Gonzaga,
64:Words not kept break more than a promise. ~ Ron Kaufman,
65:Beauty is nothing but a promise of happiness. ~ Stendhal,
66:I have not need to promise what I cannot do. ~ Aeschylus,
67:Life didn't promise to be wonderful. ~ Teddy Pendergrass,
68:A promise you can’t keep is just another lie ~ V E Schwab,
69:Beauty is the promise of happiness . . . ~ Hanif Kureishi,
70:Double-promise for ever and ever, amen? ~ Dorothy Koomson,
71:I promise to tell you I love you every day. ~ Jaci Burton,
72:Promise me you'll never stop dreaming. ~ Melina Marchetta,
73:When the promise is clear, the price gets easy ~ Jim Rohn,
74:A brand is the promise of an experience. ~ Alexander Isley,
75:Basically all I've done is keep my promise. ~ Donald Trump,
76:Beauty is the promise of happiness.”—Stendhal ~ Ted Chiang,
77:False God's over promise and under deliver. ~ Jayce O Neal,
78:I promise to always turn back toward you. ~ Kate DiCamillo,
79:Love is a promise delivered already broken. ~ Steve Martin,
80:Marry me. You'll learn to love me, I promise. ~ Robyn Carr,
81:Marry yourself first -- promise never to leave you! ~ Sark,
82:My whole life has been one big broken promise. ~ Sara Zarr,
83:Never promise more than you can perform. ~ Publilius Syrus,
84:Promise them anything, but do what you will. ~ Neil Gaiman,
85:Jesus is the yes to every promise of God. ~ William Barclay,
86:The promise is nothing without Your presence! ~ John Bevere,
87:A writer’s promise is like a tiger’s smile ~ Lytton Strachey,
88:I promise not to bite - unless you ask nicely. ~ Paige Tyler,
89:He was ever precise in promise-keeping. ~ William Shakespeare,
90:I promise, I will never shoot you by accident. ~ Joanna Wylde,
91:Marry yourself first -- promise never to leave you! ~ S A R K,
92:Never make a promise - you may have to keep it. ~ Neil Jordan,
93:Sound like a promise that can never happen. ~ Alice Childress,
94:The beginning is the promise of the end. ~ Henry Ward Beecher,
95:The promise of a kiss will carry us forward. ~ David Levithan,
96:True friendship is a promise you keep forever. ~ Sarah Dessen,
97:What was the promise with the head sick? ~ F Scott Fitzgerald,
98:A promise unkept will take a man's mind. ~ Claire Vaye Watkins,
99:I'll fall in love with you. That's a promise. ~ Arina Tanemura,
100:Never is a promise, and you can't afford to lie. ~ Fiona Apple,
101:Promise is most given when the least is said. ~ George Chapman,
102:See that you promise: what harm is there in promise? In ~ Ovid,
103:The future is as bright as the promise of God. ~ William Carey,
104:Art holds out the promise of inner wholeness. ~ Alain de Botton,
105:Breach of promise is a base surrender of truth ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
106:Don't promise twice what you can do at once. ~ Cato the Younger,
107:I'm keeping my promise, I'm coming home. To her. ~ Sarah Diemer,
108:the same broken promise of a life of ease. I ~ Raymond Chandler,
109:A promise is a promise if it is made in blood. ~ Cressida Cowell,
110:A threat is a promise followed by a consequence. ~ Amy Dickinson,
111:Brands are two things: promise and performance. ~ Scott Galloway,
112:Breach of promise is a base surrender of truth. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
113:Do you promise?' said Edie, which changed things. ~ Karen Foxlee,
114:Go
slowly
like a broken promise
let it go. ~ Rupi Kaur,
115:I promise you, I will never enter a bicycle race. ~ Donald Trump,
116:Man was born to die. It is our promise at birth. ~ Louis L Amour,
117:My insides felt hollower than a political promise. ~ John Corwin,
118:not keeping a promise is the same as lying! ~ Eric Jerome Dickey,
119:The God who makes the promise keeps the promise. ~ James Carroll,
120:We drank the rum, and I forgot my promise to God. ~ Daniel Defoe,
121:When life was treasured as a gift, not a promise. ~ Kristen Wolf,
122:You can’t promise love, Ladle. Love just happens, ~ Cameron Jace,
123:Your future will be full of smiles. I promise. ~ Debra Anastasia,
124:Beauty is nothing other than the promise of happiness. ~ Stendhal,
125:Formula for success: under promise and over deliver. ~ Tom Peters,
126:Go now. Alone. Or I make good on my promise.
-A ~ Sara Shepard,
127:I’ll keep you safe, Kate. Both of you. I promise. ~ Denise Hunter,
128:I promise,' said Alvin, 'word of a Treacherous. ~ Cressida Cowell,
129:Promise is the capacity for letting people down. ~ Cyril Connolly,
130:Some things you don't have to promise. You just do. ~ Rick Yancey,
131:There is a lie in between a promise and many excuses. ~ Toba Beta,
132:Another promise made by a man who'd kept too few. ~ Kristin Hannah,
133:I got to keep my promise. I didn’t leave you behind. ~ Mitch Albom,
134:I hate a book that jumps around. Also I can promise ~ Fannie Flagg,
135:My promise of peace will never change," says the LORD, ~ Anonymous,
136:Nothing is promise to anyone in this world besides death ~ 50 Cent,
137:Rarely promise, but, if lawful, constantly perform. ~ William Penn,
138:There has to be a Fjerda worth saving. Promise me. ~ Leigh Bardugo,
139:A blossom full of promise is life's joy, ~ Letitia Elizabeth Landon,
140:careful I promise." I trusted him; of course I knew ~ Jordan Silver,
141:Every sunset brings the promise of a new dawn ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
142:How little is the promise of the child fulfilled in the man. ~ Ovid,
143:If it makes you feel better, I promise to forget. ~ Nicholas Sparks,
144:I love you. I want you. It's simply only you. I promise. ~ Kim Karr,
145:I promise not to love you for your misfortunes ~ Julianne Donaldson,
146:Montana Promise A McCutcheon Family Novel Book Ten ~ Caroline Fyffe,
147:There is no greater fraud than a promise not kept. ~ Stephen Harper,
148:We'll figure this out, I promise, I won't let you sink ~ Kiera Cass,
149:Don`t promise me forever, just love me day by day. ~ Alexander Rybak,
150:Don't talk, act. Don't say, show. Don't promise, prove. ~ Katy Evans,
151:happened there wasn’t my fault, you know.” “Promise ~ Jasmine Haynes,
152:It was the smile which runs before a promise. ~ Anna Katharine Green,
153:Jail is where you promise yourself the right to live. ~ Jack Kerouac,
154:Not that a promise means much to a demon - or a god. ~ Joanne Harris,
155:Performance should be made square with promise. ~ Theodore Roosevelt,
156:The modern masters promise very little ~ Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley,
157:There was a memory and a promise of blood in the air. ~ Clive Barker,
158:This is the right time, I promise; this is our time. ~ Renee Carlino,
159:We'll figure this out, I promise. I won't let you sink. ~ Kiera Cass,
160:We’ll keep your heart safe for you, okay, Nate? Promise. ~ Anonymous,
161:All we have is now. And our promise to make it better. ~ Ren e Ahdieh,
162:Even the darkness of night brings the promise of daybreak. ~ K Larsen,
163:if you promise the possible, people won't believe you? ~ Cameron Jace,
164:I'll make you whole again, Kacey. I promise you, I will. ~ K A Tucker,
165:I made a promise to myself to be kinder to other people. ~ Lena Horne,
166:Love meant hope. Without love, life held no promise. ~ Christie Craig,
167:Once this is over, I'll make you any promise you want. ~ Ransom Riggs,
168:That's what love is. Love is keeping the promise anyway. ~ John Green,
169:That’s what love is. Love is keeping the promise anyway. ~ John Green,
170:Trent has kept his promise. He makes me smile every day. ~ K A Tucker,
171:When you promise something, you must fulfill it. ~ Haile Gebrselassie,
172:You have to promise you won't fall in love with me. ~ Nicholas Sparks,
173:All he had, in fact, was Merlin's shining promise. ~ Stephen R Lawhead,
174:Honoring everyone contains the promise of possibility. ~ Miroslav Volf,
175:I'll be back. And when i am,i promise i'll have answers. ~ Ally Carter,
176:I’m here with you.”
“I have you.”
“I promise. ~ Kimberly Kincaid,
177:Into the Volcano (Wood 2008) holds out the promise of ~ Teri S Lesesne,
178:"Love me or hate me, I promise it won't make or break me." ~ Lil Wayne,
179:my promise that I’d protect her—the promise I’d made ~ Jeannette Walls,
180:of God’s promise that disappointment will lead to hope. ~ Sheila Walsh,
181:Prison is where you promise yourself the right to live. ~ Jack Kerouac,
182:Summer is only the unfulfilled promise of spring. ~ F Scott Fitzgerald,
183:The child is both a hope and a promise for mankind. ~ Maria Montessori,
184:What does a promise mean, when it's made to a monster? ~ Emma Donoghue,
185:You are a mystery I promise I will never try to solve. ~ Andrea Gibson,
186:Commitment is what transforms a promise into reality. ~ Abraham Lincoln,
187:God never made a promise that was too good to be true. ~ Dwight L Moody,
188:Her kiss was a good-bye and a promise and a dream. ~ Shannon A Thompson,
189:I promise, Echo, i'll take care of you now and forever. ~ Katie McGarry,
190:I promise, I will not let you die without being kissed. ~ Marissa Meyer,
191:I promise to love and cherish each of my sweet-faced ~ Michael Jackson,
192:It is easy to promise, and alas! How easy to forget! ~ Alfred de Musset,
193:Quality is more than a promise, it's genuine performance. ~ Ron Kaufman,
194:The only promise of childhood is that it will end. ~ Richard Paul Evans,
195:The promise, therefore, was given, and must be performed. ~ Jane Austen,
196:Without impact, innovation is just an idea with promise. ~ Judith Rodin,
197:An acre of performance is worth a whole world of promise. ~ Red Auerbach,
198:It was a smile that spelled trouble. With a promise. ~ Becca Fitzpatrick,
199:Lead them there!” Percy shouted. “Promise me!” “I—I will. ~ Rick Riordan,
200:Though a promise means little without a measure of trust. ~ Ren e Ahdieh,
201:We tend to promise by our hopes and live by our fears. ~ Michael Grinder,
202:You can trust me, Novo. I’m not going to hurt you. I promise. ~ J R Ward,
203:You have a beautiful laugh. Like the promise of tomorrow. ~ Ren e Ahdieh,
204:Your promise means more than the words you use to give it. ~ Ron Kaufman,
205:You will most certainly scream. I promise you that. ~ Karen Marie Moning,
206:Ash Turner seduced her with the promise of her own self. ~ Courtney Milan,
207:If I can change than anyone can change. I promise you that. ~ Brett Favre,
208:I'm the happiest grandfather in the world, I promise you. ~ Michael Caine,
209:Promise, large promise, is the soul of an advertisement. ~ Samuel Johnson,
210:We are troubled, but we have hope and tremendous promise. ~ Sara Shandler,
211:Goodbyes are sad, no matter what the promise of tomorrow is. ~ Janet Leigh,
212:He’ll be okay. I promise. He’ll be okay, because he has you. ~ Callie Hart,
213:He tastes like the promise of every future I’ve ever wanted. ~ Nicole Snow,
214:I know no promise that He will accept a deliberate compromise. ~ C S Lewis,
215:I promise loyalty. I promise secrecy. And I promise courage. ~ Chuck Dixon,
216:Make someone else…feel like I do right now. Okay? Promise.” I ~ Emma Scott,
217:To bond to any animal was to promise oneself that future pain ~ Robin Hobb,
218:You have to promise that you won’t fall in love with me. ~ Nicholas Sparks,
219:Don’t do that. Don’t make a promise unless you can keep it. ~ Jamie McGuire,
220:Every woman before her has been a promise unfulfilled. ~ Seth Grahame Smith,
221:If kids clearly see the promise, they will gladly pay the price. ~ Jim Rohn,
222:If Somebody disrespects me they will pay for it. I promise ~ Anderson Silva,
223:I promise myself that I would go and do a play every year. ~ Michael Gambon,
224:It’s a promise to the rebels. “It’s called Inferno Squad. ~ Christie Golden,
225:It was a smile that spelled
trouble. With a promise. ~ Becca Fitzpatrick,
226:Now you know, okay? From here on out, only you. I promise. ~ Bryn Greenwood,
227:Promises are priceless, and a kiss is a kind of promise, too. ~ Rick Yancey,
228:Promise you won't forget me, ever. Not even when I'm a hundred. ~ A A Milne,
229:The Land of Promise is for those who simply remain to the end. ~ Max Lucado,
230:The promise of equality is not the same as true equality. ~ Sheryl Sandberg,
231:Uncorseted, her friendly bust Gives promise of pneumatic bliss. ~ T S Eliot,
232:How much can you really trust the promise of a suicidal father? ~ Ruth Ozeki,
233:I can promise you books and conversation and all my heart. ~ Gabrielle Zevin,
234:If you're worried I'll bite, I promise to tell you first. ~ Lisa Renee Jones,
235:I promise not to shoot him."

"good"

"today ~ Rachel Van Dyken,
236:Nat who is nothing like a gnat. I can promise you that. ~ Melissa de la Cruz,
237:Promise has faith as premise.
Only men of faith can promise. ~ Toba Beta,
238:She nodded, breaking every promise to herself, loving him. ~ Katharine McGee,
239:The promise of destroying an enemy so utterly is hard to resist. ~ Ginn Hale,
240:What is
a promise
if
not
your
hand
in mine? ~ Alice Walker,
241:Beauty, when it is not a promise of happiness, must be destroyed. ~ Ken Knabb,
242:Good. That is it. You will see with your hands, I promise you. ~ Jandy Nelson,
243:Great enterprises usually promise vastly more than they perform. ~ Mark Twain,
244:His golden eyes flashed wickedness and promise. “As you wish. ~ Ashlan Thomas,
245:How much can you really trust the promise of a suicidal farther? ~ Ruth Ozeki,
246:I can't promise results, but I can promise a common destiny. ~ Warren Buffett,
247:If I ever get the chance to eat you, I promise you'll like it. ~ Jill Shalvis,
248:I've been down a long road, but I promise you, it gets better. ~ Ronnie Radke,
249:Little less than a promise, and a little more than a chance. ~ David Levithan,
250:Look...it's empty...as empty as a politician's promise! ~ Harry Blackstone Jr,
251:Nothing in life is sure, my son. Except the promise of death. ~ David Gemmell,
252:One bold inspiration choreographs a dance with promise. ~ Mary Anne Radmacher,
253:The first promise you break, is the one that's rarely forgiven. ~ Tina deCoux,
254:A promise should never be made that one wasn't prepared to keep. ~ Kate Morton,
255:Art is also a quasi-utopian promise of happiness, always broken. ~ John Zerzan,
256:But promises are not clocks. You cannot tell time by a promise. ~ Anna Schmidt,
257:Heroes put to the test, keeping a promise, doing their best. ~ Waylon Jennings,
258:If you give me you, Lucien, then I promise. I’ll give you me. ~ Kristen Ashley,
259:If you kill me, I promise you - you will never take me alive. ~ Spike Milligan,
260:If you make the customer a promise... make sure you deliver it. ~ Merv Griffin,
261:I promise to be there for you. I'll catch you if you fall. ~ Kimberly Sabatini,
262:I promise to love you forever - every single day of forever. ~ Stephenie Meyer,
263:The most frequent promise in the Bible is ‘I will be with you.’ ~ John Ortberg,
264:The self-hatred that destroys is the waste of unfulfilled promise. ~ Moss Hart,
265:When did the future switch from being a promise to a threat? ~ Chuck Palahniuk,
266:Hookers have to deliver on their promise... unlike politicians. ~ Marty Feldman,
267:I’m going to hurt you now, but I promise you’re going to like it. ~ Callie Hart,
268:It is only the promise of death that makes life worth living. ~ Robert E Howard,
269:Mischief and mayhem and the promise of a blinding, blissful ride. ~ A L Jackson,
270:Murder offers the promise of vast relief. It is never unsexual. ~ Norman Mailer,
271:My comfort in my suffering is this: Your promise preserves my life. ~ Anonymous,
272:No matter where I am, I’ll always love you. I promise you always. ~ J A DeRouen,
273:Only the promise of eternal growth made sense of eternal life. Kate ~ Greg Egan,
274:Politicians always over-promise, while God always over-delivers. ~ Jayce O Neal,
275:promise?” — how to trick yourself into coping with trust issues. ~ Cyrus Parker,
276:Promise is one thing. Fulfilling that promise is quite another. ~ Alex Ferguson,
277:Step by step we shall get to see how truly this promise-precept ~ Andrew Murray,
278:The promise of an elsewhere highlighted the flaws of the familiar. ~ Hugh Howey,
279:To dream is to be alive. To hope, to be human. -from THE PROMISE ~ Iimani David,
280:Trust is important. But once a promise is broken 'sorry' means nothing. ~ Drake,
281:Uncorsetted, her friendly bust
Gives promise of pneumatic bliss. ~ T S Eliot,
282:Vocalization of a promise has a higher success rate,” Ashley said. ~ Ken Lozito,
283:When one promise jostles another, one of 'em isn't a promise. ~ Margaret Deland,
284:Didn't I promise I'd always look after you and keep you from harm? ~ Alyson Noel,
285:Even Cosby himself would turn out to be a promise horribly broken. ~ Ijeoma Oluo,
286:First of all, the corpse road is a promise, not a guarantee, ~ Maggie Stiefvater,
287:Flirting is a promise of sexual intercourse without a guarantee. ~ Milan Kundera,
288:God didn't promise us safety. Just a chance to live. To love. ~ Cherise Sinclair,
289:I didn't do anything wrong and I promise to never do it again. ~ Richard M Nixon,
290:If you want to understand a subject promise to speak on it. ~ David Lloyd George,
291:It's better not to make a promise than to make one you can't keep. ~ V C Andrews,
292:Just promise me you’ll think about the job before turning Garcia ~ Melinda Leigh,
293:No matter what happens…promise me you won’t hate me. (Carlos) ~ Sherrilyn Kenyon,
294:So I balanced the weight of my past against the promise of my future. ~ J Kenner,
295:Somehow, the city of promise had become a scrap yard of dreams. ~ Charlie LeDuff,
296:The promise that life can go on, no matter how bad our losses. ~ Suzanne Collins,
297:If you are nice, and keep your promise, we will be in paradise. ~ Camille Claudel,
298:I promise all Cuban mothers that I will never will make them weep. ~ Fidel Castro,
299:Lie to me, I promise to believe. Lie to me, but please don't leave. ~ Sheryl Crow,
300:Perfection is a promise, and a reassurance that we are not wrong. ~ Lauren Oliver,
301:Social media: the promise of friends at the price of friendship. ~ Matthew Keefer,
302:So much for Obama's promise of 'quality, affordable health care.' ~ Deroy Murdock,
303:They’ll pay for this. All of it. I promise. One day they’ll pay. ~ Mary E Pearson,
304:Today is a reality, tomorrow's a promise, and yesterday's history! ~ Billy Blanks,
305:Both threat and promise often come from the same political source. ~ Thomas Merton,
306:Do not pretend - be. Do not promise - act. Do not dream - realize. ~ Mirra Alfassa,
307:He had my name tattooed over his heart. That promise I felt to my core… ~ T A Webb,
308:I can promise to be sincere, but not to be impartial. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,
309:In not my, but our collective hands, is held the promise of change. ~ Mark Sanford,
310:Just let it happen and, I promise you, all that is magic will appear. ~ Nikki Sixx,
311:Keep listening to music, it gets you through everything. I promise. ~ Mitch Lucker,
312:Once you’re inside me, I promise to let you know how good I feel. ~ Felice Stevens,
313:Sometimes, you promise someone forever, but it doesn't work that way. ~ Katy Perry,
314:The future is always present, as a promise, a lure and a temptation. ~ Karl Popper,
315:The one sure mark of a con, though, is the promise of free money. ~ Michael Hudson,
316:There's a very thin difference between lying and breaking the promise. ~ Toba Beta,
317:We must never promise ourselves any more than God has promised us. ~ Matthew Henry,
318:Whatever’s broke, he says, I can fix it. I’ll fix it all. I promise. ~ Moira Young,
319:Worry and anxiety are not great thoughts; faith in God’s promise is. ~ Chip Ingram,
320:A hairy body, and arms stiff with bristles, give promise of a manly soul. ~ Juvenal,
321:A prince never lacks legitimate reasons to break his promise. ~ Niccolo Machiavelli,
322:Each child born on earth Is a unique promise of God To God Himself. ~ Sri Chinmoy,
323:Everything happens for a reason. It’s not a cliché, I can promise.’ I ~ Carol Mason,
324:Greater suffering means deeper revelation as you near God’s promise. ~ Mesu Andrews,
325:I can just about promise you Philip Marlowe was never as dainty as I. ~ Sue Grafton,
326:I’m gonna hug you as long as you promise not to grab my ass, okay? ~ Mariana Zapata,
327:I promise that, one day, everything's going to be better for you. ~ Jake Gyllenhaal,
328:I promise to love you more when you hate me than when you love me. ~ Colleen Hoover,
329:Perhaps the promise of phallus is always dissatisfying in some way. ~ Judith Butler,
330:Pudge. I promise you. They will regret messing with one of my friends. ~ John Green,
331:Come, sleep and death; you promise nothing, you hold everything. ~ S ren Kierkegaard,
332:I can promise you I have your best interests at heart. I always have. ~ Karina Halle,
333:I'd love to promise a lifetime to you. I just don't have one to give. ~ Kelly Rimmer,
334:If there's one thing i know, it's that no one can promise anything. ~ Jennifer Niven,
335:I'll be good. I promise. I'll be the best damn friend you've ever had. ~ Abbi Glines,
336:I’ll make them follow their hearts, I promise. We’ll be together soon. ~ Erin Hunter,
337:I promise I’ll take care of you,” he whispers. “You’re safe with me. ~ Katie McGarry,
338:I promise to be as careful as a pussycat walking up a slippery roof, ~ Carolyn Keene,
339:Promise?"

"Cross my heart. Together, ‘til the wheels fall off. ~ P T Michelle,
340:Promise to give me a kiss on my brow when I am dead.--I shall feel it. ~ Victor Hugo,
341:So promise me you'll let me be whatever you need. Whatever you need. ~ Lorelei James,
342:that would make the promise and the intended purpose of it impossible—no ~ Anonymous,
343:The promise of hope provides more comfort than the limitations of doubt. ~ T F Hodge,
344:time and again they read the promise of failure in each other's eyes ~ Richard Yates,
345:Trust comes only with genuine effort, never with a lick and a promise. ~ Max De Pree,
346:We are hollow inside and out, pariahs of anticipation and promise. ~ Fernando Pessoa,
347:When did the future switch from being a promise to being a threat? ~ Chuck Palahniuk,
348:Anyone can read the news to you. I promise to feel the news at you. ~ Stephen Colbert,
349:Come, sleep and death; you promise nothing, you hold everything. ~ Soren Kierkegaard,
350:Feeling beautiful has nothing to do with what you look like. I promise. ~ Emma Watson,
351:His confession was silent, and her promise of faithfulness was silent. ~ George Eliot,
352:I can promise to be upright, but not to be without bias. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,
353:I promise I shall never give up, and that I'll die yelling & laughing. ~ Jack Kerouac,
354:I promise-ted I'd care up for him downwise 'til the tailend of time. ~ Craig Thompson,
355:I promise to play for the logo on the front, not the name on the back ~ Sidney Crosby,
356:Love me or hate me I promise that it will never make or break me...<3 ~ Tyra Banks,
357:My love for you isn’t going anywhere, I promise. Only my body." Soren ~ Tiffany Reisz,
358:Politicians promise you heaven before election and give you hell after ~ Emma Goldman,
359:The promise of eternal life makes people forsake the life they're given. ~ James Frey,
360:You’ll hear from me, I promise. I’ll call for you as soon as I can. ~ Mark T Sullivan,
361:An oath is a promise-and a promise can be made regardless of feeling. ~ Veronica Rossi,
362:An oath is a promise—and a promise can be made regardless of feeling. ~ Veronica Rossi,
363:Cares are what we make them. Cares are what make us. - from THE PROMISE ~ Iimani David,
364:Come on and eat with him. I promise, I won't let him kiss you again. ~ Suzanne Collins,
365:God told us to go. He didn’t promise that we would come back.” Butros ~ Brother Andrew,
366:If you live, I'll let you call me your dear. I won't complain, I promise. ~ Kiera Cass,
367:I promise I shall never give up and that I'll die yelling and laughing. ~ Jack Kerouac,
368:I promise you, if you have a plan, you can accomplish everything you ever wanted ~ Nas,
369:it's a kiss full of promise, of trust and of all that is magic. ~ Laurie Faria Stolarz,
370:My dear, I can't promise you plenty or prosperity or even butter... ~ Mary Ann Shaffer,
371:Pandering candidates often promise that they can make the pain go away. ~ Gail Collins,
372:Perfection is a promise, and a reassurance that we are not wrong. Mrs. ~ Lauren Oliver,
373:There are mornings when everything brims with promise, even my empty cup. ~ Ted Kooser,
374:The speed of change was ruthless, but it was more a promise than a threat. ~ Luc Sante,
375:The way he says it is a promise and a declaration and a plea all in one. ~ Sara Raasch,
376:The world cannot promise you Heaven and truly take you there! ~ Ernest Agyemang Yeboah,
377:This is throughout scripture the great central promise: I am with you. ~ Andrew Murray,
378:What kind of a promise ?
One that only a fool asks of a madman ~ Elizabeth Chadwick,
379:You are blessed for believing that the Lord would keep his promise to you. ~ Anonymous,
380:Your word is your bond, and you do what you say and keep your promise. ~ Melania Trump,
381:At fifteen, neither beauty nor talent exist: a woman is all promise. ~ Honore de Balzac,
382:Hope and faith underlie a promise,
and love energizes men to realize it. ~ Toba Beta,
383:I don't know where I'm going from here, but I promise it won't be boring. ~ David Bowie,
384:If all you can promise me is today, I'll take it and hope for tomorrow. ~ Ellen Hopkins,
385:In this life or the next, I hold you to your promise Mikhail Ivelitsch. ~ Travis Luedke,
386:I promise everyone who comes to Ukraine can see a beautiful country. ~ Vitali Klitschko,
387:our religious beliefs have not provided us what they seemed to promise. ~ Peter Rollins,
388:Promise me when we get married that you’ll never wear granny underwear. ~ Jennifer Foor,
389:There is no relationship in life that comes with the promise of zero pain. ~ Obert Skye,
390:Whenever you make a promise, you have a responsibility to that promise. ~ Deion Sanders,
391:A guy will promise you the world and give you nothin', and that's the blues. ~ Otis Rush,
392:I kissed him with the entirety of my remorse and the promise to be better. ~ Maurene Goo,
393:Okay, I promise. As long as you always apologize, I’ll always forgive you. ~ K L Grayson,
394:Races, better than we, have leaned on her wavering promise, ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow,
395:Testimonials describe what has been, and are a promise of what is to come. ~ Ron Kaufman,
396:Those who promise us paradise on earth never produced anything but a hell. ~ Karl Popper,
397:Did you ever notice if you promise the possible, people won't believe you? ~ Cameron Jace,
398:Every threatening of God, as well as every promise shall be fulfilled. ~ Charles Spurgeon,
399:I'll have you in my bed again, Sentinel. And at my side. That is a promise. ~ Chloe Neill,
400:I'm in love with you. This isn't a memory, but a promise, do you hear me? ~ Katie McGarry,
401:I promise I'll do anything for you, especialy if it's easy. Homer Simpson ~ Matt Groening,
402:I promise to be the Mario to your Luigi, except I won’t hog the spotlight. ~ Adam Silvera,
403:I promise you, I'm fake sometimes, but other times I'm like, dude sit down. ~ Terry Crews,
404:It'd be a spankiing you'd never forget, I promise you." Vishous, Lover At Last ~ J R Ward,
405:It is by its promise of a sense of power that evil often attracts the weak. ~ Eric Hoffer,
406:Sometimes the contract to forget is as important as any promise to remember ~ M L Stedman,
407:The future can ever promise but one thing and one thing only: surprises. ~ Steven Erikson,
408:The headlines which work best are those which promise the reader a benefit ~ David Ogilvy,
409:There is no force as powerful as a promise that insists on being kept. ~ Barry B Longyear,
410:. . . you have blighted the promise of youth, and made my life a wilderness! ~ Anne Bront,
411:Alas! how far the promise of anticipation exceeds the pleasure of possession! ~ Anne Bront,
412:Do not pretend - be.Do not promise - act.Do not dream - realise. ~ The Mother#Sriaurobindo,
413:I promise I won't eat you. Unless you die. If you die I'm going to eat you. ~ Terry M West,
414:It's okay to change your mind. About a feeling, a person, a promise of love. ~ Lena Dunham,
415:It’s okay to change your mind. About a feeling, a person, a promise of love. ~ Lena Dunham,
416:It was a soft breathless June morning, with a promise of sultriness later... ~ John Buchan,
417:like a book with nothing on its pages but the promise of an amazing sequel. ~ Ben Monopoli,
418:Our politicians may fail us, but Status Quo always delivers on the promise. ~ Ian Anderson,
419:People realise that his promise [Tony Blair's] to 'save the NHS' was just talk. ~ Liam Fox,
420:She couldn't promise Chandler Caillou more than she was willing to give. ~ Suzanne Johnson,
421:the gospel of Christ was given in the promise of the curse of the enemy. That ~ R C Sproul,
422:This is a wonderful joke to play upon a prisoner, to promise forgiveness. ~ Kate DiCamillo,
423:Whenever we safely land in a plane, we promise God a little something. ~ Mignon McLaughlin,
424:You promise you'll never leave?"
"Not even death could make me leave. ~ Benjamin Jones,
425:Amway gets people into a new life of excitement, promise, profit, and hope. ~ Jay Van Andel,
426:Because you loved, you promised. You must try harder to keep that promise. ~ Mary Jo Putney,
427:Can’t promise I’ll stay. That would be lying. And I’m so, so tired of lies. ~ Ellen Hopkins,
428:Don't worry my love, we shall have our vengeance. I promise it." -Jack ~ Melissa de la Cruz,
429:I promise. And whatever happens, know I will be with you. Until the very end. ~ Rin Chupeco,
430:Just promise me you'll think of me everytime you look up in the sky and see a star ~ Eminem,
431:No English director would've cast me as an officer, I promise you. Not one. ~ Michael Caine,
432:Promise me you won’t let any more strangers take you up to a hotel room, okay? ~ Kyra Davis,
433:Share your special soul with me
And I promise to
Give you all of mine ~ Renee Carlino,
434:The only promise he’d ever made me was the one that he was going to break me. ~ A L Jackson,
435:The Power of Breaks, the Promise of Lunch, and the Case for a Modern Siesta ~ Daniel H Pink,
436:Worship is what we give our hearts away to in return for a promise of Life. ~ John Eldredge,
437:You got nothin’ but good comin’ your way, Frankie, I can promise you that, ~ Kristen Ashley,
438:Be tough … life is. In other words, there is no promise of a rose garden. ~ Thomas J Stanley,
439:don't promise to live forever
promise to forever live while you're alive ~ Atticus Poetry,
440:I can’t promise you forever, because that’s not long enough. - Jason Dorsey ~ Jasinda Wilder,
441:I gotta feel alive, even if it kills me. Promise to always give you me, the real me. ~ Drake,
442:I'll never forget. I'll never give up. I'll never be quiet.

I promise. ~ Angie Thomas,
443:It was a seductive thing, full of promise. Full of warmth and wonder and lies. ~ J C Daniels,
444:Oh, Tongue, give sound to joy and sing
Of hope and promise on dragonwing ~ Anne McCaffrey,
445:Promise has 50% chance of happening.
At least always make 2 promises at once. ~ Toba Beta,
446:Promise, large promise is the soul of an advertisement,’ said Samuel Johnson. ~ David Ogilvy,
447:Promise you'll stay with me as long as you want to, but not a moment longer. ~ Lisa Mantchev,
448:Science reckons many prophets, but there is not even a promise of a Messiah. ~ Thomas Huxley,
449:So many things you promise yourself you won't get used to, and then you do. ~ Kamila Shamsie,
450:Tell him that I’ll keep my promise. By this time tomorrow, he won’t miss me. ~ Jamie McGuire,
451:The more assertive the promise, the more likely he will break it. ~ Seth Stephens Davidowitz,
452:There's nothing worse than breaking a promise to someone who cares about you. ~ Lisa Kleypas,
453:Tomorrow.
A little less than a promise, and a little more than a chance. ~ David Levithan,
454:When people campaign for positions, they promise people all kinds of things. ~ Hugh Masekela,
455:A whole generation of southern girls, raised on the promise of Michael Stipe. ~ Rob Sheffield,
456:But you keep the promise anyway. That's What love is. Keeping the promise anyway ~ John Green,
457:Don’t ever leave me,' he rasped......'Promise me, Tab. Do not ever leave me. ~ Kristen Ashley,
458:Dragon Airways. We don't eat nobody. That's our promise. —Tuck, dragon groom ~ Brian Rathbone,
459:Gordon Brown promised to abolish boom and bust. He has kept half his promise. ~ William Hague,
460:I don't promise to forget the mystery, but I know I'll have a marvelous time. ~ Carolyn Keene,
461:I know I must walk through God’s process before I see His fulfilled promise. ~ Lysa TerKeurst,
462:I’m not asking for a promise. I’m asking for a chance. That’s all. A chance. ~ Melanie Harlow,
463:Khalil, I’ll never forget. I’ll never give up. I’ll never be quiet. I promise. ~ Angie Thomas,
464:Liam's face grew serious. "I'll take good care of you, Cordelia. I promise. ~ Kristan Higgins,
465:Put up your guards, keep faith in God, I promise you all the world will be ours. ~ Puff Daddy,
466:What one promise do you need to claim? Find it. Don't give up. Cling to it. ~ Craig Groeschel,
467:You’re my girl. I’m not going to let anything happen to us. That’s a promise. ~ Julie Johnson,
468:And what of my heart, do you promise not to separate it from my body by leaving? ~ Rose Gordon,
469:He who is most slow in making a promise is the most faithful in its performance. ~ Tim Sanders,
470:If fulfilling a promise is important, enact an embargo against caprice. ~ Khang Kijarro Nguyen,
471:I made a promise. I broke that. I will never break again. I promise. I broke down. ~ Anonymous,
472:I promise I will love you as if it’s the only thing I’ve ever done correctly. ~ Rudy Francisco,
473:I promise you, Donald [Trump], there's nothing about you that makes anyone nervous. ~ Ted Cruz,
474:It is [children] who are God's presence, promise and hope for mankind. ~ Marian Wright Edelman,
475:I want to avoid personal attacks, ... I promise not to make fun of your singing. ~ Dick Cheney,
476:Never break a promise to an animal. They're like babies—they won't understand. ~ Tamora Pierce,
477:Promise me one thing: don't take me home until I'm drunk - very drunk indeed. ~ Audrey Hepburn,
478:Promise me you'll never forget me because if I thought you would, I'd never leave. ~ A A Milne,
479:The triangle between her legs was a promise of compliance and unyielding pleasure. ~ Anonymous,
480:When we’re grown up I’ll come back for you, I promise. No one can stop us then. ~ Eva Ibbotson,
481:While waiting for the slow, brown trickle to fulfill its promise of normalcy, ~ Scott Burtness,
482:A promise must be about actions: no one can promise to go on feeling a certain way. ~ C S Lewis,
483:A silent promise, if you like, that there was a bigger picture, a brighter future. ~ Jojo Moyes,
484:Christmas cut history in two ages, the Age of Promise, and the Age of Fulfillment. ~ John Piper,
485:Don't put off happiness you can have today. Tomorrow is a hope, not a promise ~ Debra Anastasia,
486:I can promise to be sincere, but I cannot promise to be impartial. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,
487:I love you all very; very much and I shall never, ever forget you, I promise. ~ Michael Jackson,
488:I love you more than I could ever promise because you take me the way I am. ~ Ingrid Michaelson,
489:I promise. I promise, you have my heart, and you have me. You will always have me. ~ Katy Evans,
490:It was a sin to break a deathbed promise.

Arin left without making one. ~ Marie Rutkoski,
491:Just talk to me. And I promise, I’ll make sure that motherfucker gets it right good. ~ J R Ward,
492:Life on earth may be limited, but grandchildren were the promise of the eternal. ~ Nancy Thayer,
493:man will always promise more than he can do to a woman he cannot understand. ~ Philippa Gregory,
494:Okay," I said. "I'll be there, but I promise to complain the entire time. ~ Katherine Applegate,
495:Percy, you have to promise me something. Don’t tell the others about this dream. ~ Rick Riordan,
496:Razor: Is it me you’re afraid of touching you? If so, I promise you’ll like it. ~ Katie McGarry,
497:Undertake not what you cannot perform, but be careful to keep your promise. ~ George Washington,
498:A promise is binding in the inverse ratio of the numbers to whom it is made. ~ Thomas de Quincey,
499:a promise that the rock of the world was founded securely on a fairy's wing ~ F Scott Fitzgerald,
500:But at nightfall the air quieted, and the sky filled with the promise of snow. ~ Katherine Arden,
501:Death, with one-eyed jack in his hand,
makes a promise to the thirteenth child. ~ Anne Sexton,
502:Despair is perfectly compatible with a good dinner, I promise you. ~ William Makepeace Thackeray,
503:...even the most horribl e of nightmares is laced with the promise of dawn. ~ Richard Paul Evans,
504:He places a finger across my lips. “Shh… When I promise something, I mean it. ~ Jessica Sorensen,
505:If you promise you will get better instead of dying, I promise I will, too. ~ Jordan Sonnenblick,
506:I promise I'll do anything for you, especialy if it's easy.

Homer Simpson ~ Matt Groening,
507:I promise myself that I will enjoy every minute of the day that is given me to live. ~ Nhat Hanh,
508:I promise not to make fun of your boyfriend anymore."
"He's not my boyfriend! ~ Marissa Meyer,
509:I promise. You won’t even need to try, Argento. I’ll make it as easy as breathing. ~ Callie Hart,
510:Life is love, enjoy it. Life is mystery, know it. Life is a promise, fulfill it. ~ Mother Teresa,
511:Not to decide is to decide not to, nowhere in the bible does it promise tomorrow. ~ Billy Graham,
512:Renewing the promise of America begins with upholding the dignity of human life. ~ George W Bush,
513:the past could stay where it belonged without darkening the promise of the present. ~ Lyla Payne,
514:This is not a promise, this is not threat, it's just the way it's gonna be!!! ~ James A Michener,
515:Very well, I will marry you if you promise not to make me eat eggplant. ~ Gabriel Garc a M rquez,
516:Very well, I will marry you if you promise not to make me eat eggplant. ~ Gabriel Garcia Marquez,
517:When a politician bends the truth or a CEO breaks a promise, trust takes a beating. ~ Gary Hamel,
518:Youth offers the promise of happiness, but life offers the realities of grief. ~ Nicholas Sparks,
519:You will live to regret this day forever, ThunderClan, and that is a promise.” She ~ Erin Hunter,
520:Children were huge, wild creatures full of promise and hope and dirt and mischief. ~ Nalini Singh,
521:Come back, come back, dear friend, only friend, come back. I promise to be good. ~ Arthur Rimbaud,
522:Five tender apricots in a blue bowl, a brief and exact promise of things to come. ~ Frances Mayes,
523:He has merely broken, as always, every promise he ever made, before man or God. ~ Dorothy Dunnett,
524:I can promise you that when I go to Sacramento I will pump up Sacramento. ~ Arnold Schwarzenegger,
525:I'm okay with meeting your dad. I can't promise he's going to be okay meeting me. ~ Katie McGarry,
526:I press a kiss to Graham’s chest and whisper a silent promise against his heart. ~ Colleen Hoover,
527:I want to feel the approach of sleep as if it were a promise of life, not rest. ~ Fernando Pessoa,
528:Look, I promise I’m not jealous that the voices only speak to you, okay?” –Emma ~ Dana Marie Bell,
529:Now a promise made is a debt unpaid,
and the trail has its own stern code. ~ Robert W Service,
530:Okay, God. I forgive You for
trusting me. I promise to trust You in return. ~ Debra Anastasia,
531:Promise you'll never say no to me. Promise you'll never keep yourself from me. ~ Penelope Douglas,
532:She was every promise, every hope, every fantasy a man could have. And she was mine. ~ Sylvia Day,
533:Smiling half-reluctance seems to promise more than the frankest gesture of desire. ~ Mason Cooley,
534:Sometimes you have to fulfill a promise in order to deserve the love you're given. ~ Tatjana Soli,
535:The great promise of Scripture is that every day is a day that's worth rejoicing in. ~ Max Lucado,
536:the promise of a big payoff diminishes our appreciation of the present situation ~ Ellen J Langer,
537:You will learn not to fight me, Yellow Hair. It is a promise I make for you. ~ Catherine Anderson,
538:Drama copies life in there being a sense of waiting, of a promise never fulfilled. ~ Chloe Thurlow,
539:I can promise that every morning when you wake up, you’ll never regret being with me. ~ Lynn Hagen,
540:I promise, Julia. I love you more than anything in my life. That will never change. ~ Kahlen Aymes,
541:I promise you I will listen to what has been said here, even though I wasn't here. ~ George W Bush,
542:Jesus brought forth men's greatest efforts by the promise of obstacles not rewards. ~ Bruce Barton,
543:Nobody promised me a happy ending. They didn’t even promise me a happy existence. ~ Seanan McGuire,
544:Those little fuckers won’t get within pterodactyl-farting distance of you, I promise. ~ Luke Romyn,
545:To be committed means you are willing to make a promise with no exception of return. ~ Peter Block,
546:Will you promise to pick up after yourself?” “No, but I’ll hire a cleaning lady. ~ Janet Evanovich,
547:Are you tired of sand being kicked in your face? I promise you new muscles in days! ~ Charles Atlas,
548:As long as I stay #undistracted, I can live both His promise as well as his dream. ~ Bridgett Renay,
549:Books offered the promise of a world in which misfits like me could flourish. Within ~ Chris Offutt,
550:Change brings challenge, learning, and a sense of New. Change is full of promise. ~ Gail Vaz Oxlade,
551:Don't ever promise more than you can deliver, but always deliver more than you promise. ~ Lou Holtz,
552:Farewell, Birdflight, Gorsekit, Spottedkit. I will find you again one day, I promise. ~ Erin Hunter,
553:Financial sense is knowing that certain men will promise to do certain things, and fail. ~ E W Howe,
554:I can promise you one thing: you will never be able to hate me more than I hate myself. ~ Anonymous,
555:I could promise that I'll always be true to you, but we may not live to be so old. ~ Elvis Costello,
556:If you wish to be a success in the world, promise everything, deliver nothing. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte,
557:If you wish to be a success in the world, promise everything, deliver nothing. ~ Napol on Bonaparte,
558:I loved her body for the promise of who she was. It was a most inspiring promise. ~ Alain de Botton,
559:I promise,” I say. “No more lies.” But that doesn’t mean I have to tell him the truth. ~ Eve Jagger,
560:Mornings held the promise of progress, dangling hope with thoughts of the next stop. ~ Ruta Sepetys,
561:Oh, you’ll what? You’ll leave me? What’s that supposed to be—a threat or a promise? ~ Richard Yates,
562:Roza. You forgot my first lesson: Don’t hesitate.”- Dimitri Belikov (Blood Promise) ~ Richelle Mead,
563:The flaw isn't in the plan; it's in our own weakness. The plan offers such promise! ~ Chris Stewart,
564:The promise of power wasn't enough, he thought. So now she tempts me with knowledge. ~ Anthony Ryan,
565:The stars are pretty but the space between them is infinite and black with promise. ~ Mark Lawrence,
566:What the people want is very simple - they want an America as good as its promise. ~ Barbara Jordan,
567:When anyone gives a promise, then such should be kept, and so under any circumstance. ~ Billy Meier,
568:Your station in life does not define you. The promise of America is for all of us. ~ Howard Schultz,
569:76 ‡ May your unfailing love† be my comfort, according to your promise† to your servant. ~ Anonymous,
570:Ask , and it shall be given until you. That is no vain or untried promise, Ruth! ~ Elizabeth Gaskell,
571:Breach of promise is no less an act of insolvency than a refusal to pay one's debt. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
572:Currently I'm not a crazy ex-girlfriend, but I can't promise I won't be one again. ~ Miranda Lambert,
573:Each new day is another chapter in the unfolding promise of deliverance and life. ~ Elizabeth George,
574:For every promise, there is a price to pay... If the promise is clear, the price is easy. ~ Jim Rohn,
575:Girls we love for what they are; young men for what they promise to be. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,
576:Here, let's go to my dressing room, and I promise, I'll only put it in for a second. ~ Carlos Mencia,
577:If you come back; I'll marry you. If you break your promise, you'll break my heart ~ Nicholas Sparks,
578:I have not forgotten my promise. I’ll wait for you. I’ll wait a lifetime if I have to. ~ Eden Butler,
579:I push the thought away. Promises are priceless, and a kiss is a kind of promise, too. ~ Rick Yancey,
580:Ketogenic therapy shows promise for autism, fibromyalgia, chronic pain, and migraines. ~ Jimmy Moore,
581:Ma sex game is stupid, my head is the dumbest, I promise, I should be hooked on phonics. ~ Lil Wayne,
582:Never forgetting from where I came and no matter where I'm headed I promise to stay the same ~ Drake,
583:Never make a promise which you think is hard to keep. Never make a promise though!! ~ Anamika Mishra,
584:She's wearing the kind of peekaboo black lingerie that turns undies into a steamy promise. ~ Unknown,
585:The husband should say to the reverend: ‘And I promise not to defy my wife. ~ Alexander McCall Smith,
586:The still must tease with the promise of a story the viewer of it itches to be told. ~ Cindy Sherman,
587:The tree of the promise will not drop its fruit unless shaken by the hand of prayer. ~ Thomas Watson,
588:Tomorrow', she says, a little less than a promise, and a little more than a chance. ~ David Levithan,
589:We’ll get through this you’ll see. I won’t leave you alone in the dark, I promise you. ~ Lucian Bane,
590:We must not promise what we ought not, lest we be called on to perform what we cannot. ~ Tim Sanders,
591:We promise according to our hopes and perform according to our fears. ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld,
592:We promise according to our hopes and perform according to our fears. ~ Fran ois de La Rochefoucauld,
593:With every kiss, we'll promise this, we'll find a way to light the dawn of all we wish. ~ Pocahontas,
594:But don’t break for them. Promise me you won’t. Don’t let them tear you down to nothing ~ Celia Aaron,
595:But...If my life on Earth must end, let it end with a promise.
Let it end with hope. ~ Beth Revis,
596:Dream big, work hard, live forever—that’s the promise we held out to the world that day. ~ A G Riddle,
597:...Families are Forever, and wondered if the slogan was meant as a promise or a threat. ~ Brady Udall,
598:Go to sleep now and rest. Our job is done. You kept your promise, and I kept mine... ~ Maggie Osborne,
599:If you know who you are, it takes all the power away from that negativity.. I promise. ~ Selena Gomez,
600:If you live,' I whispered, 'I'll let you call me your dear. I won't complain, I promise. ~ Kiera Cass,
601:If you live,” I whispered, “I’ll let you call me your dear. I won’t complain, I promise. ~ Kiera Cass,
602:incandesce, v.: You are the light of the far-off town, the promise on the dark path. ~ David Levithan,
603:It needs to hurt to break a promise; otherwise, it’s too easy to let the moment pass. ~ Verne Harnish,
604:It was a smile that spelled trouble. With a promise. I focused on the chalkboard. ~ Becca Fitzpatrick,
605:I will You, in all, Myself, with promise to never desert you, To which I sign my name. ~ Walt Whitman,
606:Lovely promise and quick ruin are seen nowhere better than in Gothic architecture. ~ George Santayana,
607:That’s what love is. Love is keeping the promise anyway. Don’t you believe in true love? ~ John Green,
608:That's what love is, love is keeping the promise anyway. Don't you believe in true love? ~ John Green,
609:The power to believe a promise depends entirely on our faith in the one who promises. ~ Andrew Murray,
610:there was always risk; always the promise of pain— But the promise of love was stronger. ~ John Jakes,
611:Two tongues in their mouths, the one they use to promise and the one they use to lie. ~ Dashka Slater,
612:You promise me, he said. That you love him. Enough to marry him and make him happy. ~ Cassandra Clare,
613:according to all that he promised: there hath not failed one word of all his good promise, ~ Anonymous,
614:But you keep the promise anyway. That's what love is. Love is keeping the promise anyway. ~ John Green,
615:But you keep the promise anyway. That’s what love is. Love is keeping the promise anyway. ~ John Green,
616:Drink moderately, for drunkeness neither keeps a secret, nor observes a promise. ~ Miguel de Cervantes,
617:Elect me as your congressman today, I promise you an Ilocano president in 20 years. ~ Ferdinand Marcos,
618:For me, the American promise isn't just an idea or a theory - it's my life story. ~ Cristina Saralegui,
619:Hard work and education will take you farther than any government program can ever promise. ~ Mia Love,
620:Her eyes seemed to promise a spirit forever capsized in the diseased waters of regret. ~ Marcel Proust,
621:I’ll promise to think twice before I take any important step you seriously disapprove of. ~ Anne Bront,
622:I’m much younger than I look, I promise.” Nora’s smile broadened. “I’m aging horribly. ~ Tiffany Reisz,
623:I promise myself that I will enjoy every minute of the day that is given me to live. ~ Thich Nhat Hanh,
624:I promise you, I will have something on the Internet that is game-changing. I can't lose. ~ Kevin Hart,
625:Kat, I won’t let him. Okay? I promise you. I won’t let anything happen to you. ~ Jennifer L Armentrout,
626:Khalil, I'll never forget.
I'll never give up.
I'll never be quiet.
I promise. ~ Angie Thomas,
627:Love perhaps includes the promise that when the mob comes for you I'll go against the mob. ~ Teju Cole,
628:That night, she made herself a promise. Never again would she be anything but the best. ~ Sejal Badani,
629:You are Rahtan, Kazi. You have a promise to keep, and you will betray him eventually. ~ Mary E Pearson,
630:You once asked me to let you love me, and I promised I would. Let me keep my promise. ~ Melanie Harlow,
631:10 ways to love: listen, speak, give, pray, answer, share, enjoy, trust, forgive, promise. ~ Will Smith,
632:A man will always promise to do more than he can do to a woman he cannot understand. ~ Philippa Gregory,
633:For I never see the whole of anything; nor do those who promise to show it to us. ~ Michel de Montaigne,
634:Hold tight, and I promise to do the same. We don't need a safety net Zena. We have each other. ~ Poppet,
635:If you ever want to get laid again, you’ll promise me.” Andy felt himself tear up. “Okay. ~ J A Konrath,
636:I’ll promise to think twice before I take any important step you seriously disapprove of. ~ Anne Bronte,
637:I made a promise to my parents that I would rid the city of the evil that took their lives. ~ Jeph Loeb,
638:I promise,” he growled, “to kill only as many people as can reasonably be expected to help. ~ Sam Sykes,
639:I promise to crush Israel and return it to the humiliation and wretchedness of the Koran. ~ Anwar Sadat,
640:Men promise freedom while establishing laws; God promises laws while establishing freedom. ~ Criss Jami,
641:No man should be asked to live with so much sadness, and with so little promise of relief. ~ Naomi Wood,
642:Promise yourself to achieve lifestyle you’ve always dreamt of… and dare to achieve it! ~ Sahara Sanders,
643:since if he lived up to his promise, it would mean setting the underground river on fire. ~ Holly Black,
644:There should be no promise of a plot. Plot is extraordinary, while chance is ordinary. ~ Jerzy Kosi ski,
645:We must not promise what we ought not, lest we be called on to perform what we cannot.”77 ~ Tim Sanders,
646:Wisdom is the abstract of the past, but beauty is the promise of the future. ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr,
647:You know, Savannah, if you cry, I won’t tell anyone,’ Ken said quietly. ‘I promise. ~ Suzanne Brockmann,
648:And if I am elected, I promise the formation of a new party, a third party, a wild party. ~ Alice Cooper,
649:but until then I promise to be the Mario to your Luigi, except I won't hog the spotlight. ~ Adam Silvera,
650:But you keep the promise anyway. That's what love is. Love is keeping the promise anyway. a ~ John Green,
651:I'm going to marry you one day, you know." "Is that a promise?" "If you want it to be. ~ Nicholas Sparks,
652:I promise to live a life so rich of love that at the end I will not be so shy of death. ~ Atticus Poetry,
653:...I thought, God, I promise to stay a virgin, just please don't let anyone probe me. ~ Stephanie Tromly,
654:It’s difficult to turn from the promise of retribution. Even if it’s the barest promise. ~ Sarah MacLean,
655:It’s true that I never want to hurt you. But I can’t promise you that I never would" -Haden ~ Gwen Hayes,
656:leave me in peace to converse with my friends? Whom I promise not to kill and dissect. ~ Terry Pratchett,
657:Love is a promise, love is a souvenir, once given never forgotten, never let it disappear. ~ John Lennon,
658:One of the main reasons and excuses behind every religious failure is a” FALSE PROMISE”. ~ M F Moonzajer,
659:Some day we’ll all be happy. I promise you. And there won’t be any more fighting. ~ Benjamin Alire S enz,
660:The babies are amazing ... They begin each day all warm and sleepy, smelling of promise. ~ Julia Roberts,
661:Trust in the person's promise who dares to refuse what they fear they cannot perform. ~ Charles Spurgeon,
662:We must not promise what we ought not, lest we be called on to perform what we cannot. ~ Abraham Lincoln,
663:We're like the wicked witch. We promise gingerbread, then eat the little brats alive. ~ Orson Scott Card,
664:We’re the wicked witch. We promise gingerbread, but we eat the little bastards alive. ~ Orson Scott Card,
665:What is hot now will not be hot tomorrow, I promise you. Trends are made to die. It's the truth. ~ Ne Yo,
666:What I want is your promise that you and those connected to me won’t kill me or my family. ~ Donna Grant,
667:Will you keep me safe?” she whispered.
”I promise.”
”Then I’ll go anywhere with you. ~ J L Bryan,
668:You promise to hold on to me, I’ll promise to hold on to you and we’ll make it through. ~ Kristen Ashley,
669:A Baba Yaga never breaks a promise. Legs, yes. Hearts, occasionally. But never a promise. ~ Deborah Blake,
670:God has not only made the promise of the Holy Spirit, He has actually given Him to us. ~ Chris Oyakhilome,
671:I have to make good on my promise. To let her go. To really let her go. To let us both go. ~ Gayle Forman,
672:I’m with you, Em. Don’t doubt that, okay? No matter what happens or what you hear…Promise? ~ Joanna Wylde,
673:I promise." and as I said it I felt that from that instant a door had been shut between us. ~ Bram Stoker,
674:I promise you, I swear, I will make sure Heaven is my future as well. I will find you again. ~ Sarah Fine,
675:I promise you, whatever we are together, it's not a mistake. It's too good to be a mistake. ~ Ruthie Knox,
676:I will You, in all, Myself, with promise to never desert you,
To which I sign my name. ~ Walt Whitman,
677:Let's prove that the American dream is big enough for everyone to share in its promise. ~ Hillary Clinton,
678:Please give me some good advice in your next letter. I promise not to follow it. ~ Edna St Vincent Millay,
679:Promise me that you will find happiness in life, Jaron. Don't give in to bitterness. ~ Jennifer A Nielsen,
680:She asked: “What can you promise?” He promised: “Things are about to be different. ~ Jonathan Safran Foer,
681:Still famous,” said Ron, grinning at him. “Not where I’m going, I promise you,” said Harry. ~ J K Rowling,
682:What I can promise is this -- I’ll never lie to you, betray you, or walk away from you. ~ Barbara Freethy,
683:you can’t live your life afraid of loss. True love outweighs the hurt. I promise you that. ~ Nancy Naigle,
684:You kept me alive when we were apart. I promise I’ll always do the same for you. Jackson’s ~ Adam Silvera,
685:You made my life Holly, and I'm just one chapter in yours. There will be more. I promise. ~ Cecelia Ahern,
686:29And  a if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s offspring,  b heirs according to promise. ~ Anonymous,
687:Cause she hold me down every time I hit her up. When I get right I promise that we gon live it up. ~ Drake,
688:Do not turn me
into
restless waters

if you cannot promise
to be my stream. ~ Sanober Khan,
689:He won’t touch her again; I promise you that. And now out! I’ll sort it out with him, Warden; ~ Sarah Lark,
690:I'll do at least one action film every year because of my fans. This is my promise to them. ~ Akshay Kumar,
691:I'll give you all the dates you want. But that cooling-off thing? I can't promise you that. ~ Cherrie Lynn,
692:I'll see you later," I say.
Such a basic promise. But to Rhiannon, it means the world. ~ David Levithan,
693:I'm not her," I said, slipping my arm through his. "You're not going to lose me, I promise. ~ Julie Kagawa,
694:In a promise, what you thought, and not what you said, is always to be considered. ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero,
695:I promise to love you every day … every yesterday, every today, and every tomorrow … forever. ~ Kim Holden,
696:Our sole hope, our sole confidence, our
only assured promise, is your mercy. ~ Saint Augustine of Hippo,
697:People ask me why it is so hard to trust and I ask them why is it so hard to keep a promise. ~ Wiz Khalifa,
698:Plant now the roses of Hope, Love, Promise, God Consciousness, and the Glory of your Soul. ~ Sylvia Browne,
699:Please give me some good advice in your next letter. I promise not to follow it. ~ Edna St Vincent Millay,
700:Promise me,” Yasmine said softly, “that if you die, you will die fighting to return to me. ~ Hafsah Faizal,
701:The Gospel does not promise you better life circumstances; it promises you a better life. ~ Timothy Keller,
702:There is no promise too hard for God to fulfill. No prayer is too big for Him to answer! ~ Christine Caine,
703:There is nothing man will not attempt when great enterprises hold out the promise of great rewards. ~ Livy,
704:Those who can really do what they promise don't first pause to promise what they can do. ~ Bill Willingham,
705:to photograph promise, and the moment before full beauty. Then you have expectation; drama. ~ James Runcie,
706:We all have that possibility, that potential and that promise of seeing beyond the seeming. ~ Maya Angelou,
707:You promise not to maim me?"
"I promise to give fair warning before I maim you. ~ Laurie Halse Anderson,
708:Everybody who is young is promising. The world should sue the young for breach of promise. ~ Rocky Graziano,
709:he had felt for the Gearings. But he had made a promise and it was one he knew he would have to ~ P D James,
710:I apologize for lying to you. I promise I won't deceive you except in matters of this sort. ~ Spiro T Agnew,
711:I didn’t know how I could feel any worse. But you can all right. I can promise you that. ~ Ernest Hemingway,
712:It's the worst kind of person who goes back on a promise, even one they made to themselves. ~ Claire Fuller,
713:I wait, you play. You speak, I cave. I promise, you break. You game me, daily, you play me. ~ Coco J Ginger,
714:I will not promise what I cannot deliver. And I will never hide the cost of what I propose. ~ Johann Lamont,
715:Paris, true to its promise, had been a place of civilized indecencies, or uncivil decencies. ~ Ana Castillo,
716:Promise me,” I grunted in desperation as I moved against her. “Promise you’ll never leave me. ~ A L Jackson,
717:The novelist Milan Kundera once reflected that flirting is the promise of sex with no guarantee ~ Anonymous,
718:This isn’t the end for us. I promise. This is just the in-between. I’ll find you in the after. ~ L H Cosway,
719:this is the rough part, okay? so just stay tuned for the good part. i promise it'll come soon. ~ John Green,
720:Those whom you can make like themselves better will, I promise you, like you very well. ~ Lord Chesterfield,
721:Well, promise me one thing, Liesel. If I die anytime soon, you make sure they bury me right. ~ Markus Zusak,
722:When you're on the road, there is always the promise of the next stop being better than last ~ Gayle Forman,
723:Death is the promise we're all born with, sir. A good
death is better than a poor one. ~ Michael Moorcock,
724:His lips were a promise, a blood bond, a kiss of greeting and goodbye, and the years in between. ~ C D Reiss,
725:In short: if I’m wrong, I promise that I’ll be wrong in a well-informed and interesting way. ~ Cory Doctorow,
726:I promise to protect Japan's land and sea, and the lives of the Japanese people no matter what. ~ Shinzo Abe,
727:I promise to stand by you unwaveringly through thick and some day, God willing, through thin. ~ Frank DeCaro,
728:Irony: a contradictory outcome of events as if in mockery of the promise and fitness of things, ~ Celeste Ng,
729:I swallowed. Be strong, Valentina. The wish of a dead man is sacred. Don’t break your promise. ~ Cora Reilly,
730:It is easy to become the dupe of a deferred purpose, of the promise the future can never keep. ~ Jane Addams,
731:Never trust people who promise to make you rich in a day. They are generally crazy swindlers ~ Carlo Collodi,
732:On Madison, the sun shone in jagged beams and the air held the promise, the hint, of warmth, ~ Joanna Rakoff,
733:Opium ain’t got nothing on the promise of tomorrow turning up better than today. Snow ~ Catherynne M Valente,
734:The best way to develop courage is to set a goal and achieve it, make a promise and keep it. ~ Stephen Covey,
735:The moment you make someone promise anything is the same moment you ask them to lie to you. ~ Molly Ringwald,
736:To this day we still sign our letters “sincerely” as a promise that we have written “without wax ~ Anonymous,
737:What is beauty, she thought, but the promise of happiness, as Stendhal said it was? ~ Alexander McCall Smith,
738:Whom the gods wish to destroy they first call promising. —Cyril Connolly, Enemies of Promise ~ Michael Lewis,
739:You don’t like that? Go Yahoo, Who gives a rat’s ass? I can promise you won’t find my name. ~ Suzanne Wright,
740:60so be patient, for God’s promise is true: do not let those with no firm beliefs discourage you. ~ Anonymous,
741:Advent is patience it's how God has made us a people of promise, in a world of impatience. ~ Stanley Hauerwas,
742:At fifteen, beauty and talent do not exist; there can only be promise of the coming woman. ~ Honore de Balzac,
743:BE CALM! And listen to the voices in your head. They promise the next one will be a bestseller. ~ Dawna Raver,
744:can I promise to be wiser than so many of my fellow-creatures if I am tempted, or how am I even ~ Jane Austen,
745:I am light and free and my path ahead is smooth and wide through a land of burgeoning promise. ~ Kevin Hearne,
746:I want to go home, Peeta," I say plaintively, like a small child. "You will. I promise,"... ~ Suzanne Collins,
747:Jamie: You have to promise you won't fall in love with me.
Landon: That's not a problem. ~ Nicholas Sparks,
748:Just keep learning, keep changing and keep growing and promise me that you will never retire. ~ Neil Pasricha,
749:Never before in history has innovation offered promise of so much to so many in so short a time. ~ Bill Gates,
750:Reason lives on the systematization of the past, but Faith is the promise of the future. ~ Christopher Dawson,
751:The believed gospel saves; but it is the believed promise that assures us of this salvation. ~ Horatius Bonar,
752:All politicians promise that which they cannot deliver. I just wish they did so less gleefully. ~ Dov Davidoff,
753:Give me an educated mother, I shall promise you the birth of a civilized, educated nation ~ Napoleon Bonaparte,
754:Promise me you’ll give it all to God and let Him decide it for you. He’ll gift you no regrets. ~ Fisher Amelie,
755:Roll, years of promise, rapidly roll round, till not a slave shall on this earth be found. ~ John Quincy Adams,
756:Sometimes things happen that are out of your control.” “A promise isn’t a good intention, Mom. ~ Jamie McGuire,
757:The most important job you will ever have is your commitment to a promise you made to someone. ~ Robert Cheeke,
758:The promise given was a necessity of the past: the word broken is a necessity of the present’? ~ Michael Scott,
759:Those who promise us paradise on earth never produced anything but a hell. —Karl Popper ~ Siddhartha Mukherjee,
760:To love somebody is not just a strong feeling - it's a decision, it's a judgment, it's a promise. ~ bell hooks,
761:To love you is not my promise
but my fate—
to burn for you
until I can burn no more. ~ Atticus Poetry,
762:Very clever of him to give me something my heart didn’t know it wanted in exchange for a promise. ~ Penny Reid,
763:And he couldn't know because he hadn't been left with an unkeepable promise, because he wasn't me. ~ John Green,
764:Damn it, Pandora, I can’t promise not to protect you.”
“Protecting can turn into controlling. ~ Lisa Kleypas,
765:Every new promise was like something heavy I had to carry, with no place to put anything down. ~ Daniel Handler,
766:I can promise you one thing: you will never be able to hate me more than I hate myself.

jkjk ~ Anonymous,
767:If I am to have faith when I pray, I must find some promise in the Word of God to rest my faith on ~ R A Torrey,
768:If I ever go into a coma, one of you has to promise to come by occasionally and tweeze my unibrow. ~ Dana Gould,
769:I’m awake; I am in the world-
I expect
no further assurance.
No protection, no promise. ~ Louise Gl ck,
770:I promise to remember him and, if I can, do something to help his family and Rue’s, if I win. ~ Suzanne Collins,
771:It looks like I'm going to be 40 and life begins at 40 -​ so they promise. And I believe it, too. ~ John Lennon,
772:Love is like a promise. Once you break it.. it doesn't come back unless you really fight for it. ~ Caitlin Rose,
773:No, I did not promise. I only smirked and bowed, and said the word “happy.” There was no promise. ~ Jane Austen,
774:There must be vistas flying out beyond, that promise more than present conditions yield. ~ Lewis Howard Latimer,
775:The three classic ways in which the Devil tempts us are with a threat, a promise or a seduction. ~ Paulo Coelho,
776:To love somebody is not just a strong feeling - it's a decision, it's a judgement, it's a promise. ~ bell hooks,
777:When you're on the road, there is awlays the promise of the next stop being better than the last ~ Gayle Forman,
778:Will you lie to me and promise to read them? Books need to be read. The pages need to be turned. ~ Sue Townsend,
779:Don't you know that when you sleep with someone, your body makes a promise whether you do or not. ~ Cameron Diaz,
780:Honour what is most beautiful about the past and build it into the promise of the future. ~ Jacqueline Novogratz,
781:I know how bad you feel. Trapped," she says. "It gets better, I promise. So much better. ~ Laurie Halse Anderson,
782:I’ll go gentle, baby,” he whispered against my lips. “I promise. You’ll always be safe with me. ~ Kristen Ashley,
783:I missed him, so when he got back, I made him promise he wouldn’t go anywhere without me again ~ Cassandra Clare,
784:Isabella Swan? I promise to love you forever - every single day of forever. Will you marry me? ~ Stephenie Meyer,
785:It never fails to amaze me how many beautiful young women with so much promise and talent wind ~ Jennifer Coburn,
786:It was never an option. Love never fails, Mila. And I'll never fail you again. That's a promise. ~ Courtney Cole,
787:Perfume acts as an anesthetic. By the time she floats a little your way, you'll promise her anything. ~ Bob Hope,
788:the promise implicit in the veiled eyes, the long, flexible mouth, the curiously vital hands. ~ Dorothy L Sayers,
789:There is a creative solution to every problem. Every possibility holds the promise of abundance. ~ Deepak Chopra,
790:When God repeats a promise, you can be absolutely sure it isn’t because he has a problem keeping it. ~ Anonymous,
791:You’re going to make something wonderful of yourself. I promise.
You’re doing just fine. ~ Charlotte Eriksson,
792:A kiss can be an introduction, statement, and a promise. I plan to make all three when you let me. ~ Kate Stewart,
793:Always in the black spirituals there's that promise that things are going to be better, by and by. ~ Maya Angelou,
794:And this time”—he glances up at me—“I promise I’ll make sure she won’t bother us anymore.” Anna’s ~ Paula Hawkins,
795:Benny Bianchi, do you think in a million years I'd do anything to jeopardize the promise of you? ~ Kristen Ashley,
796:Edward shot a glare at Davis that held the promise of dismemberment, mayhem, and the apocalypse. ~ Elizabeth Hoyt,
797:Folk who don't know why America is the Land of Promise should be here during an election campaign. ~ Milton Berle,
798:I'd kiss a frog even if there was no promise of a Prince Charming popping out of it. I love frogs. ~ Cameron Diaz,
799:If you heard me sing, you would just plug your ears and run, screaming, the other way. I promise. ~ Sarah Paulson,
800:I never worried about being a whale stalker before. I promise to leave them unmolested from now on. ~ Eileen Cook,
801:I promise, Marianne Daventry," he began.
"I promise that I do not love you for your money ~ Julianne Donaldson,
802:I promise nothing will be more valuable in my life than you. That you will never be inconsequential. ~ K Bromberg,
803:I promise to tidy up before company arrives, wouldn't want my socks and daydreams all over the carpet ~ Sarah Kay,
804:It's going to be okay, Amanda." He kissed my head. "I promise," he said. "I'm going to make it okay. ~ Jay McLean,
805:It was like a promise that wishes could come true, that desire might lead to more than yearning. ~ Cornelia Funke,
806:I won’t move a muscle, I won’t come out, I’ll be quiet, I promise. Besides, I’m not the hero type. ~ Shelly Crane,
807:Lose control, baby. Just for a weekend. Let me take charge. I’ll take good care of you, I promise. ~ Mia Sheridan,
808:Often a purple patch or two is tacked on to a serious work of high promise, to give an effect of colour. ~ Horace,
809:show-stopper.” So despite the performance problems that we’ve seen, the promise of Java is tremendous ~ Anonymous,
810:Thank you, Sloane,” he whispers. “I’m going to hurt you now, but I promise you’re going to like it. ~ Callie Hart,
811:... the best way of killing a rose is to force it open when it is still only the promise of a bud. ~ Jos Saramago,
812:The future promise of any nation can be directly measured by the present prospects of its youth. ~ John F Kennedy,
813:To get a man's attention, just stand in front of the TV and don't move. He'll talk to you. I promise. ~ Tim Allen,
814:You have my heart. Promise me you'll keep it safe.'
'Only if you promise never to give mine back. ~ Vi Keeland,
815:Barack didn't pledge riches, only a life that would be interesting. On that promise he delivered. ~ Michelle Obama,
816:Don't trust to those who promise to make you rich in a day. Usually they are either mad or rogues! ~ Carlo Collodi,
817:I like the hazelnut the best; it tastes like secrecy, like the promise that more will be revealed. ~ Hannah Howard,
818:Stem cell research holds out the promise of finding cures and treatments for a wide range of diseases. ~ Tom Allen,
819:The promise given was a necessity of the past: the word broken is a necessity of the present. ~ Niccol Machiavelli,
820:To love somebody is not just a strong feeling - it is a decision, it is a judgment, it is a promise. ~ Erich Fromm,
821:A cow or a man—what’s the difference,” Mrs. Wiggins said. “It’s you that makes the promise.” Mrs. ~ Walter R Brooks,
822:As the weeks and months unfolded, we realized that we were the victims of a broken promise. ~ Martin Luther King Jr,
823:Before you know it the hurt will be gone. It won't matter as much as it does now. I promise it won't. ~ Dean Koontz,
824:Don’t worry, Arabelle. I won’t bite.”
“Is that supposed to be funny?”
“No. That’s a promise. ~ Juliette Cross,
825:He did not fall down to his feet, kiss my shoes, and promise me the world. I must be getting rusty. ~ Ilona Andrews,
826:I can promise that even having an imperfect one who loves you is better than having none at all. ~ Sabrina Jeffries,
827:I'm intrigued by fanatics - people who are seduced by the promise, or the illusion, of the absolute. ~ Jon Krakauer,
828:In politics and in trade, bruisers and pirates are of better promise than talkers and clerks. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
829:in the chaos of war, I would have looked simply small, and therefore neither a promise nor a threat. ~ Sarah Dunant,
830:Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build bridges even when there are no rivers. ~ Nikita Khrushchev,
831:The God of Creation is not an impersonal cosmic force but a personal, promise-keeping Friend and Guide. ~ Anonymous,
832:The promise given was a necessity of the past: the word broken is a necessity of the present. ~ Niccolo Machiavelli,
833:Today we queried, questioned, and inquired. Promise me that come tomorrow, we will not stop asking why. ~ Mark Dunn,
834:You live life wi' death on your heels.

For your sake, lass, I promise to stay one step ahead. ~ Pamela Clare,
835:Any government which can promise you everything you want can also take away everything you have. ~ Barry M Goldwater,
836:Don't promise when you're happy, Don't reply when you're angry, and don't decide when you're sad. ~ Ziad K Abdelnour,
837:Do you promise to hate my parents as much as I do?" "Oh, absolutely," Quentin said. "Maybe even more. ~ Lev Grossman,
838:He made me promise not to show you this book until you’d decided to be the Mockingjay on your own. ~ Suzanne Collins,
839:I promise not to delve into what makes your silence so loud, if you promise not to walk out on me. ~ Rebecca Donovan,
840:I sleep on my elbows propped painfully on the railing and feel a great promise in knowing nothing. ~ Fernando Pessoa,
841:It wasn't that she thought highly of herself. It was that she thought highly of the promise of more. ~ Sarah MacLean,
842:Many of us think that compassion drains us, but I promise you it is something that truly enlivens us. ~ Joan Halifax,
843:Now that I have you back, I’m never letting you go. That’s a promise. I’m not letting you go again. ~ Colleen Hoover,
844:The first path seduces by promise, The second appeals to pride, But the worthy path demands surrender. ~ Caris Roane,
845:This is the first convention of the space age - where a candidate can promise the moon and mean it. ~ David Brinkley,
846:Those that are most slow in making a promise are the most faithful in the performance of it. ~ Jean Jacques Rousseau,
847:Wedding vows are not a declaration of present love but a mutually binding promise of future love. ~ Timothy J Keller,
848:When I got into politics, it was a shock. People promise all sorts of things and then never deliver. ~ Matt Gonzalez,
849:When it came to fabric, she was obsessed by the touch, color, and the promise that it held. Some ~ Nicole Mary Kelby,
850:When someone does wrong, when we make mistakes, we don't say we're sorry. We promise to make amends. ~ Leigh Bardugo,
851:You always pay too much. Particularly for promises. There aint no such thing as a bargain promise. ~ Cormac McCarthy,
852:'Being in love' first moved them to promise fidelity: this quieter love enables them to keep the promise. ~ C S Lewis,
853:I can't change what has happened in the past, Kaeleigh. I can only promise to make the future better. ~ Ellen Hopkins,
854:if all i have to do to get a smile like that is read your books, then i promise to read one everyday ~ Jessica Verday,
855:I kiss her on the forehead and make her a promise. “It stops here. With me and you. It ends with us. ~ Colleen Hoover,
856:I made a promise to myself that if I came out of my situation alive, I had to make something of myself. ~ Dave Pelzer,
857:Know this: If God should shine His lovelight on your heart,I promise you'll shine brighter than a dozen suns. ~ Hafiz,
858:Love isn’t something you turn on or off. It’s just…there. But I won’t annoy you with it, I promise you. ~ Julia James,
859:Nowadays, when a speaker tells the graduates that the future is theirs--is that a promise or a threat? ~ Milton Berle,
860:Now go to sleep with the promise of me, and tomorrow I'll make certain I do somethin' to fulfill it. ~ Kristen Ashley,
861:Ruthless trust ultimately comes down to this: faith in the person of Jesus and hope in his promise. ~ Brennan Manning,
862:The cruelest curse of the disease is also its most sacred promise: You will not feel this way forever. ~ Terri Cheney,
863:The Law has a promise but it is a conditional promise, depending upon whether people fulfill the Law. ~ Martin Luther,
864:The very first law in advertising is to avoid the concrete promise and cultivate the delightfully vague. ~ Bill Cosby,
865:Those that are most slow in making a promise are the most faithful in the performance of it. ~ Jean Jacques Rousseau,
866:What is an oath? A promise to serve a lord, but to Christians there is always a higher allegiance. ~ Bernard Cornwell,
867:You know for me when I promise something I want to deliver. If you don't, you have to disappear. ~ Haile Gebrselassie,
868:You should always stand up for what you believe and never stand down to promise or protect your career. ~ Debra L Lee,
869:A promise, a bond, a joy, a love for the ages, for the history books.…But what was love but pain? ~ Melissa de la Cruz,
870:Be able to keep a secret or promise when you know in your heart that it is the right thing to do. ~ Marilyn vos Savant,
871:Before you promise to change the world, it makes sense to do the hard work of changing your neighborhood. ~ Seth Godin,
872:Don’t be such a misery guts. It’ll be fun, I promise. There’s a mystery there, just waiting to be solved. ~ T E Kinsey,
873:Do you promise?" He demanded again.
"I can't let you go, Alek." She said softly.
"You...what? ~ Scott Westerfeld,
874:Every girl, no matter where she lives, deserves the opportunity to develop the promise inside of her. ~ Michelle Obama,
875:Every promise of the soul has innumerable fulfillments; each of its joys ripens into a new want. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
876:Find a nugget, and a man can buy his own life. That kind of promise isn’t offered in the civil world. ~ Eleanor Catton,
877:Good-bye, Nisha, I added my farewell to my sister's. I promise, whoever did this to us is going to pay. ~ Sara Shepard,
878:I can’t promise that time travel won’t also be time consuming.”–Journal of Dr. Harold Quickly, 2001 ~ Nathan Van Coops,
879:In the taxi I let my hand lie on her leg like a promise, but I had no intention of keeping my promise. ~ Graham Greene,
880:I thank you for calling them off, young ser. I promise you, they would have found me indigestible. ~ George R R Martin,
881:I thought Winston Churchill was a young man of promise, but it appears he is a young man of promises. ~ Arthur Balfour,
882:I was able to overcome this because of the fans who waited for me. I promise not to disappoint you anymore. ~ Jay Park,
883:Keep expectation alive. Keep stirring it up. Let much promise more, and great deeds herald greater. ~ Baltasar Gracian,
884:Made me promise to keep being exactly who I was, whether the world was ready for me or not.” Tyler ~ Bianca Sommerland,
885:No matter how much he loved her ... his need to fulfill his promise to Nathaniel would always prevail. ~ Aleatha Romig,
886:Our Lord has written the promise of resurrection, not in books alone, but in every leaf in springtime. ~ Martin Luther,
887:Say you’ll leave a window open, and I promise to only watch the non-creepy things.” “It’s all creepy, ~ Kristy Cunning,
888:To understand the living present, and the promise of the future, it is necessary to remember the past. ~ Rachel Carson,
889:And Elwyn, if you disturb me before dawn, I promise, I will turn you into a train of thought, and lose you. ~ L J Smith,
890:As long as there was hope, there was promise. And promise was enough to light all the stars in the sky. ~ Heather Burch,
891:How could any woman endure a life of misery with such a cheap promise of appreciation after her death? ~ Carolyn Jessop,
892:I promise to be a splendid husband, but give me a wife who, like the moon, won't in my sky every day... ~ Anton Chekhov,
893:I promise you that when you adjust rule-based thinking to a heart-based attitude, your life will change! ~ Wayne W Dyer,
894:I thought so. Those who can really do what they promise don't first pause to promise what they can do ~ Brian K Vaughan,
895:Promise me you won’t sacrifice your happiness for something so cheap as acceptance. Find your courage. ~ Scott Wilbanks,
896:Promise of a signature finally secured, Taylor hung up the phone and looked at Baldwin’s grinning visage. ~ J T Ellison,
897:Promise you’ll never let go of my hand?”
He kissed her. It was the easiest vow he’d ever made. “Promise. ~ Mari Carr,
898:The raising of ghosts or devils was a promise liberally accorded by my favourite authors, ~ Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley,
899:Those immigrants, in turn, sent word back to Roseto about the promise of the New World, and soon one ~ Malcolm Gladwell,
900:When things bet hard we pull toward each other, never away. Promise me, Lee. It’s the only rule I want. ~ Scarlett Cole,
901:You don't have to promise me the moon or the stars, just promise me you will stand under them with me. ~ Danielle Paige,
902:You like science? You enjoy science? Always use it for good, never for evil. Can you promise me that? ~ David Letterman,
903:Dru? Don't leave wihtout me."
What could I say to that? I said the only thing I could.
"I promise. ~ Lili St Crow,
904:Essentially this promise before curse, this superiority of God's love in Christ, must come from the Bible. ~ Walter Lang,
905:If we promise as public officials, we must deliver. If we as public officials propose, we must produce. ~ Barbara Jordan,
906:I promise you. You will survive this. Feel my hand. It is yours now, my queen. I promise you. I am yours. ~ Carrie Jones,
907:It wasn’t the promise of peace, or joy, or salvation that brought me to Christ, but the promise of truth. ~ Holly Ordway,
908:I've loved you all my life. Even before we met. Part of it wasn't even you. It was just a promise of you. ~ John Grisham,
909:I will never be worthy of you, but one day, I hope to be better. One day, I will give you everything. I promise. ~ Tijan,
910:no teachers (including Jesus) in the New Testament ever promise material wealth as a reward for obedience. ~ David Platt,
911:Prayer irrigates the fields of life with the waters which are stored up in the reservoirs of promise. ~ Charles Spurgeon,
912:Sin was conquered on the cross. Christ's death is the foundation of our hope, the promise of our triumph. ~ Billy Graham,
913:Then believe, baby. I promise that if you fall, I will catch you. And I know you’ll do the same for me. ~ Sarah Mayberry,
914:There is a certain dignity in going through life without the promise of Heaven or the threat of Hell. ~ Daniel L Everett,
915:To the being of fully alive, the future is not ominous but a promise; it surrounds the present like a halo. ~ John Dewey,
916:[Under Marxism] Christ the Redeemer is replaced by the steam engine as the promise of the realm to come. ~ Eric Voegelin,
917:You have my promise, vampire girl. I don’t intend to give up. I’ll fight beside you for as long as I can. ~ Julie Kagawa,
918:Almost everybody is enthusiastic about the promise of biotechnology to cure disease and to relieve suffering. ~ Leon Kass,
919:Change, I've come to understand, rises up like nausea: the promise of relief is what makes it bearable. ~ Durga Chew Bose,
920:Dear Shepherd, I let go of my tired body and spirit and submit myself to Your healing promise of refreshment. ~ Anonymous,
921:flight from familiar tedium to new tedium would have for a time the outer look and promise of adventure. ~ Sinclair Lewis,
922:I promise that as a president elected in a direct popular vote, I will try to be the voice of all citizens. ~ Milos Zeman,
923:I want you so, so bad and I swear, once you have sex with me you’ll never hear from me again. I promise. ~ Colleen Hoover,
924:Managers that always promise to 'make the numbers' will at some point be tempted to make up the numbers. ~ Warren Buffett,
925:Maybe the road wouldn’t be a perfect or easy one, but when did life ever promise anyone a smooth course? ~ Sarah Pekkanen,
926:My sexual arousal had always been tightly tethered to love, romance, the promise of something more. A future. ~ C D Reiss,
927:Net neutrality: The only two words that promise more boredom in the English language are 'featuring Sting,' ~ John Oliver,
928:Now this I know what to do with. You’ve been my bride. I promise to spend all night making you my wife. ~ Debra Anastasia,
929:Please accept a promise from me in his name that I will always live in the religion in which he died. ~ Giacomo Meyerbeer,
930:To me, this is not an information age. It's an age of networked intelligence, it's an age of vast promise. ~ Don Tapscott,
931:What else have either of you got for me besides the promise of a splitting headache? - Uncle Wadsworth ~ Kerri Maniscalco,
932:when death
takes my hand
i will hold you with the other
and promise to find you
in every lifetime ~ Rupi Kaur,
933:With a contained environment, there is the promise of friction. And that is where the drama comes from. ~ Bruce Greenwood,
934:Your dreams are the product of your longings, a portrait of your potential, and a promise of your future. ~ Erwin McManus,
935:And it was in the mitigated midnight of these approximations that she had discerned the promise of her dawn. ~ Henry James,
936:But he knew full well that marriage vows were not a guarantee, nor a promise, of everlasting happiness. ~ Kristen Callihan,
937:Children remind us to promise ourselves to the future. They remind us why the future is worth the promise. ~ M C A Hogarth,
938:I see contemporary violence as a kind of sardonic response to the promise of consumer fulfilment in America. ~ Don DeLillo,
939:Just remember one thing Angela and then I promise I’ll shut up.’      ‘Can I get that in writing?’      ‘You ~ Carol Mason,
940:Open your heart. Friendships and love require risk, but nothing is more precious. It’s worth it. I promise. ~ Nancy Naigle,
941:The promise of Western capitalism of ever rising rates of pay has turned out to be the cheque that bounced ~ Jeremy Paxman,
942:This world represents the promise of a unique happiness which we are not well-enough equipped to grasp. ~ Lawrence Durrell,
943:to promise not to do a thing is the surest way in the world to make a body want to go and do that very thing. ~ Mark Twain,
944:We are not free to use today, or to promise tomorrow, because we are already mortgaged to yesterday. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
945:WHATEVER your especial need may be, you may readily find some promise in the Bible suited to it. ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon,
946:when death takes my hand i will hold you with the other and promise to find you in every lifetime - commitment ~ Rupi Kaur,
947:You got it, sis. I promise I’ll adhere to your strict moral code while committing grand theft auto.” Hammett ~ J A Konrath,
948:You promise?"
"I cross the place where my heart used to be and wish to be even more deader than I am now. ~ Derek Landy,
949:You’re stuck with me.”
She sniffled. “Promise?”
He rested his forehead against hers. “Cross my heart. ~ Kaylea Cross,
950:All stories teach us something, and promise us something, whether they're true or invented, legend or fact. ~ Stewart O Nan,
951:And when I find the leak, he’s going to wish that he never fucked with our family. I can promise you that. ~ Krista Ritchie,
952:Do you promise to hate my parents as much as I do?"

"Oh, absolutely," Quentin said. "Maybe even more. ~ Lev Grossman,
953:He has other soldiers, more capable than I.” “Does that free you from your promise?” “You argue like a priest. ~ Robin Hobb,
954:I didn't promise you shit. My dead friends, on the other hand--I made them certain promises I intend to keep. ~ Scott Lynch,
955:If a politician found he had cannibals among his constituents, he would promise them missionaries for dinner. ~ H L Mencken,
956:I love you Shane Nelson and I love you wild. You’re my hearts and my home and my whole damn life. I promise. ~ Karina Halle,
957:Life is messy for the rest of us. You have it really good here, you know? Promise me you won't forget that. ~ Jessica Brody,
958:My religion teaches me that a promise once made or a vow once taken for a worthy object may not be broken. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
959:She was the hiss of steam, the clink of a cup, she was a certain hour of the night and the promise of rest. ~ Graham Greene,
960:Sleep, Maya," he murmured softly.

"Sleep, my love, and I promise that I will come looking for you. ~ Sara Humphreys,
961:The journeythe journey, I promise you, is the greatest thing ever. The destination always takes care of itself. ~ Ray Lewis,
962:There were few noises on the earth that spelled out the promise of trouble quite as much as siren sounds. ~ John Katzenbach,
963:We all nurture impulses which promise freedom from the demands of others, even if that freedom means death. ~ Sam Tanenhaus,
964:When did the future, Ellis once wrote on the back of a postcard, switch from being a promise to a threat? ~ Chuck Palahniuk,
965:You can’t re-create the first time you promise to love someone or the first time you feel loved by another. ~ Renee Carlino,
966:Your personal devil tries three classical approaches : a threat, a promise, and an attack on your weak side. ~ Paulo Coelho,
967:But the witness of the substitutionary atonement of Jesus is that God's most difficult promise has been kept. ~ Sheila Walsh,
968:certainty leads to nowhere except one’s demise. Sparingly use the words promise, guarantee, always, and never. ~ Jewel E Ann,
969:Faith is a gift of God, which man can neither give nor take away by promise of rewards or menace of torture. ~ Thomas Hobbes,
970: I promise I’ll take you there someday. I want to see it with you. I want to see everything with you. ~ Sarah Ockler,
971:In South Carolina, Senator John Edwards won handily, fulfilling his promise to win every state he was born in. ~ Jon Stewart,
972:I probably will see humor in someone kicking your ass. But I promise to avenge you right after I stop laughing. ~ K F Breene,
973:I promise to deliver a corruption-free India... people have chosen our government to get rid of black money. ~ Narendra Modi,
974:It smelled like damp earth and rain…like new growth. A promise of something exciting, my mother used to say. ~ Lori Brighton,
975:Please . . . don’t do this. Don’t try to get in my head and figure me out. I promise you, it isn’t worth it. ~ Barbara Davis,
976:Promise was like a precious stone, she told me: hypnotising, but after a while the weight of it could sink you. ~ Meg Haston,
977:She shuddered. “You can’t promise that.”

“Shut up,” he said. “I can promise any goddamn thing I want. ~ Thea Harrison,
978:To break a promise is to deny the reality of the past. Therefore it is to deny the hope of a real future. ~ Ursula K Le Guin,
979:To break a promise is to deny the reality of the past; therefore it is to deny the hope of a real future. ~ Ursula K Le Guin,
980:You don’t have to be scared anymore, Abby. We’ll figure something out, I promise. We’re in this together. ~ Katherine Allred,
981:Be temperate in your drinking, remembering that too much wine cannot keep either a secret or a promise. ~ Miguel de Cervantes,
982:For the future, please promise me you will not make any life-altering oaths in order to influence my love life. ~ Andrew Rowe,
983:God never promises to remove us from our struggles. He does promise, however, to change the way we look at them. ~ Max Lucado,
984:I can promise you that the pope would have only wished and prayed that Donald Trump would have been president. ~ Donald Trump,
985:If for some reason we get separated, I want you to wait for me. I’ll find you, I promise. - Gabriel Emerson ~ Sylvain Reynard,
986:Love is multidimensional...
Don't just say; DO.
Don't just speak; ACT.
Don't just promise; DELIVER. ~ Steve Maraboli,
987:People have no idea how true the promise of Allah is. Put your trust in Allah, and He will see you through. ~ Nouman Ali Khan,
988:Promise" is a word like any other. Words can go in any direction. It's only the body that is incapable of lying. ~ Meg Howrey,
989:Promise? Ooh, I like that smolder, it’s very Flynn Ryder.” “You’re comparing me to cartoon characters now? ~ Kristen Callihan,
990:Sit down. Have a drink. I promise to escort you safely back to your satin sheets once we’ve gotten reacquainted. ~ Fiona Paul,
991:There's nothing we can do other than live with the promise of tomorrow while knowing it may not come. ~ Jennifer L Armentrout,
992:The worst mistake that a statesman can make is to promise victory and to see it dashed, the hopes dashed. ~ Winston Churchill,
993:We promise that the events of 1991 will not happen again. We have pledged to remove Saddam. And we will deliver. ~ Tony Blair,
994:What God does is promise us, I will be with you; you will feel burdened but you will never feel abandoned. ~ Harold S Kushner,
995:What I promise to my actors, and to my director, is to give them the salary and everything they need. ~ Jean Claude Van Damme,
996:With his long hair, his hints of violence, and his promise of ecstasy, Dionysus was the first rock star. ~ Barbara Ehrenreich,
997:As to the Indians, the guiding principle was, promise them anything just so long as they get out of the way. ~ Stephen Ambrose,
998:A verbal promise behind closed doors, even a statement written on paper-these could easily evaporate . . . . ~ Suzanne Collins,
999:Charlotte made a promise to herself then and there: If I ever see someone fall, I'll ask if they're okay. ~ Erin Entrada Kelly,
1000:I can promise you one thing. It'll be mad and passionate. Because I don't believe mediocre sex is worth having. ~ Leylah Attar,
1001:I cracked open the book, feeling its hefty weight in my hands like a promise spoken, kept and realized. ~ Tamara Rose Blodgett,
1002:Illness is the doctor to whom we pay most heed; to kindness, to knowledge, we make promise only; pain we obey. ~ Marcel Proust,
1003:Mild arch of promise! on the evening sky Thou shinest fair with many a lovely ray, Each in the other melting. ~ Robert Southey,
1004:Nothing is ever final” is a lesson in humility; “no final judgment should be passed” is a promise of hope. The ~ Tariq Ramadan,
1005:People are all looking for that, a hand to hold. Reassurance. The promise that everything will be all right. ~ Chuck Palahniuk,
1006:Promise too much and you'll have plenty of room to fail. Promise little and you'll have plenty of room to excel. ~ Ron Kaufman,
1007:Social Security is not just another government spending program. It is a promise from generation to generation. ~ Hank Johnson,
1008:Success is full of promise till one gets it, and then it seems like a nest from which the bird has flown. ~ Henry Ward Beecher,
1009:There is just one thing I can promise you about the outer-space program - your tax-dollar will go further. ~ Wernher von Braun,
1010:To come across as younger than they are: Women buy creams that promise to slow aging; men buy fast cars. ~ Mokokoma Mokhonoana,
1011:Who can plan so far ahead? I just promise myself to do the most interesting thing every time there’s an opportunity. ~ Ken Liu,
1012:Alas, a gypsy freak is born a monster, when a very elaborate promise is broken among very unnatural creatures. ~ Kristy Cunning,
1013:Back when Alistair had made his promise to Hope and Arthur. A promise that had been nearly impossible to keep. ~ Peter Lerangis,
1014:By the Bull that bought me I made a promise—a little promise. Only thy coat is lacking before I keep my word. ~ Rudyard Kipling,
1015:Give me an opportunity to fail," Saiman said. "I promise my corpse won't interrupt your 'I told you so' speech. ~ Ilona Andrews,
1016:God wants to father all of us until we're dead sure of his approval, his guiding power and his promise of heaven. ~ Bill Hybels,
1017:He hath borne himself beyond the promise of his age, doing, in the figure of a lamb, the feats of a lion. ~ William Shakespeare,
1018:he kissed me hard. "Promise me. Promise me you'll spend New Year's with me next year," he whispered into my ear. ~ Gayle Forman,
1019:I get it now.
I have to make good on my promise. To let her go. To really let her go.
To let us both go. ~ Gayle Forman,
1020:I have no soul," [Raphael] said. "But I made you a promise on my mother's doorstep, and she was sacred to me. ~ Cassandra Clare,
1021:I promise to plant kisses like seeds on you body, so in time you can grow to love yourself as I love you. ~ Tyler Knott Gregson,
1022:I promise you forever,” he replied. “Whatever that is. Whatever I can give you. You have all of it. All of me. ~ Jessica Verday,
1023:Smitten kitten? I swear a piece of my manliness just died. "Promise me you wont ever say those words again. ~ N R Walker,
1024:I will reflect the finest qualities my friends offer me and remind them of all the promise I see in them. ~ Mary Anne Radmacher,
1025:Lass, doona fear me. No matter what happens, promise me you will not fear me. I am a good man, I vow I am. ~ Karen Marie Moning,
1026:ll never be worth a damn without you, and I promise to always love you, and be the best man I can be for you.” Zane ~ J S Scott,
1027:Scoot forward,” he asked in a gravelly voice. “Just a little. I promise I’ll suck them so good for you. So good. ~ Tessa Bailey,
1028:Somehow, the city of promise had become a scrap yard of dreams. But fighters do what they do best when they’ve ~ Charlie LeDuff,
1029:That’s what your business must be. Alive, growing, committed to keeping a promise no competitor would dare to make. ~ Anonymous,
1030:True love is precisely the opposite move of forsaking the promise of Eternity itself for an imperfect individual. ~ Slavoj i ek,
1031:We long for more and God's promise is that there is more awaiting us. More to delight us than we will ever exhaust. ~ C S Lewis,
1032:Whenever it gets too dark, think of the good things you have, the good times you've had. It will help. I promise. ~ Jim Butcher,
1033:When I said I retired from basketball playing, I have retired. You will not see me play again. That is a promise. ~ Karl Malone,
1034:You have a tendency to see the good in people, and I admire that, but it will destroy you. I promise you it will. ~ Amy Tintera,
1035:And when time came to promise to love, cherish, and obey—yes, I made sure to include the vow of obedience—Sofia ~ Natasha Knight,
1036:Beyond earth, however, is heaven. Beyond time is eternity. Beyond change is the changeless promise of God. Thus ~ Stuart Briscoe,
1037:Did you wake up feeling fragile? Read the bible till you find a promise strong enough to carry you through the day. ~ John Piper,
1038:Don't let them get me, Cassie. Don't let me die.'
'You're not going to die, Sams.'
'Promise?'
I Promised. ~ Rick Yancey,
1039:First there's the promise ring, then the engagement ring, then the wedding ring... soon after... comes Suffer...ring! ~ Jay Leno,
1040:Forgetting her promise of no questions, Littlest suddenly asked, "Might we be human?" But Fastidious did not reply. ~ Lois Lowry,
1041:He did not waver in unbelief at God's promise, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God. Romans 4:20 ~ Beth Moore,
1042:I made a promise to keep a watch over myself, to remain master of myself, so that I might become a sure observer. ~ Paul Gauguin,
1043:It sounds crazy, but I promise you it's true; wearing red lipstick really can change the course of a night out ~ Minnie Mortimer,
1044:Listening takes practice, and it takes patience. But I promise, if you listen, your story will be better for it. ~ Howard Gordon,
1045:No one will ever hurt you again,” he whispered against her hair, the promise one he’d kill to keep. “You’re safe. ~ Nalini Singh,
1046:Proper wedding vows are more a promise of mutually binding future love than a declaration of your present love. ~ Timothy Keller,
1047:Seek instant gratification - or the elusive promise of it - and chances are you'll find a crowd there ahead of you. ~ Jeff Bezos,
1048:She launched the airplane and it caught a current and circled down toward the town, like a promise of something good. ~ A S King,
1049:The promise given was necessity of the past: the word borken is a necessity of the present" -Niccolo Machiavelli ~ Michael Scott,
1050:These and countless others use the voyeuristic promise of pleasure to capture attention and motivate action. Figure 4 ~ Nir Eyal,
1051:The sky was a rich, mindless, never-ending blue, like a promise of some ridiculous glory that wasn’t really there. ~ Donna Tartt,
1052:To me, the young people managing our field offices represented the promise of the coming generation of leaders. ~ Michelle Obama,
1053:You’re my woman now, whether you like it or not. … And I promise I’m going to make damn sure you fucking love it. ~ Meghan March,
1054:A promise is a string that runs through time and distance and never disappears, whether it’s kept or broken. But ~ David Pandolfe,
1055:Closing the prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, is a promise President [Barack] Obama made it but has yet to fulfill. ~ Audie Cornish,
1056:How can I stop worrying when I don’t know if I’m going to turn out normal?” “I promise, you’ll turn out normal.” Are ~ Judy Blume,
1057:If you trust me enough to tell me a secret, I certainly promise to keep it. Please speak freely, on any subject. ~ Eiji Yoshikawa,
1058:I love hotels for their solitude and comfort, but I believe a seedy one can have as much promise as a plush one. ~ Freema Agyeman,
1059:I once heard a man speak, who had understanding, and the promise of vision. He was called the Master of Culter. ~ Dorothy Dunnett,
1060:I promise, Matthias. I'll take you home."
"Nina," he said, pressing her hand to his heart. "I am already home. ~ Leigh Bardugo,
1061:It'll be okay, I promise. No matter what I see or feel. You'll still be Logan and I'll still be your Gypsy girl. ~ Jennifer Estep,
1062:I've never asked for a promise before, because promises are forever, and forever is an unusually long time. ~ Katherine Applegate,
1063:Liberalism has consequences. It has never worked, folks. It has never worked! It has never fulfilled its promise. ~ Rush Limbaugh,
1064:Look at those mountains. They go straight up, smooth as a politician denying he ever made a campaign promise. ~ Philip Jos Farmer,
1065:Need a triumph, his demon whined.
I'll get you one. Promise.
Sure?
What are you, Doubt? Yeah, I'm sure. ~ Gena Showalter,
1066:No company can promise an end date, but if you have multiple debts, the first one should be settled within a year. ~ Jean Chatzky,
1067:Our first half is about how to make a living, and our second half has the promise of being about how to make a life. ~ Bob Buford,
1068:Redeemed and restored, love returns us to the promise of everlasting life. When we love we can let our hearts speak. ~ bell hooks,
1069:Scripture doesn't promise that God will remove temptation, only that you'll be given strength to withstand it. ~ Garrison Keillor,
1070:The air was soft, the stars so fine, the promise of every cobbled alley so great, that I thought I was in a dream. ~ Jack Kerouac,
1071:The artist has a special task and duty... reminding people of their humanity and the promise of their creativity. ~ Lewis Mumford,
1072:the new notebooks. Always strangely thrilling. Unmarred. No mistakes yet. All they held was promise and potential. ~ Louise Penny,
1073:There are some politicians who, if their constituents were cannibals, would promise them missionaries in every pot. ~ H L Mencken,
1074:There is no better teacher of rough necessity than bad luck, and you will have great use of me, I promise. ~ Catherynne M Valente,
1075:The unsolicited promise is one of the most reliable signals because it is nearly always of questionable motive. ~ Gavin de Becker,
1076:You keep telling yourself you can fight fate. But I promise you, you’re wrong. Some things are just meant to happen. ~ Vi Keeland,
1077:Don’t ever promise to adore me forever. Let’s keep the feeling that this love of ours is a love without tomorow. ~ Jean Luc Godard,
1078:Fine.I'll never die, Theo says, hugging me closer to him.
I mean it. Promise me.
I promise you:I'll never die ~ Adam Silvera,
1079:Hypocrisy can afford to be magnificent in its promises, for never intending to go beyond promise, it costs nothing. ~ Edmund Burke,
1080:If economic progress means that we become anonymous cogs in some great machine, then progress is an empty promise. ~ Charles Handy,
1081:I want to be the first guy from my generation who doesn't just represent one record but the promise of a lot of them. ~ John Mayer,
1082:Legislators and revolutionaries who promise both equality and liberty are visionaries and charlatans. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,
1083:Mr. Carton," she answered, after an agitated pause, "the secret is yours, not mine, and I promise to respect it. ~ Charles Dickens,
1084:People tossed around the word sorry far too easily, as if it were worth even less than the promise of a copper. ~ Stephanie Garber,
1085:Stem cell research holds enormous promise for easing human suffering, and federal support is critical to its success. ~ Tom Harkin,
1086:Today is a brand new day. A day of change, of promise, of creativity, of kindness, and of love. I'm going back to bed. ~ Bob Saget,
1087:Today’s man should do more than just talk; he should act. He should do more than just promise; he should deliver. ~ Steve Maraboli,
1088:To forgive even when the apology tendered was as thin as fishing line and as breakable as a promise to do better. ~ Kristin Hannah,
1089:When terrible things have happened to you, sometimes the promise of something good can be just as frightening. ~ Margaret Rogerson,
1090:[Bob] Dylan is a contemporary Don Quixote, at once besotted by the promise of America and yet also undermining it. ~ Jay Michaelson,
1091:Find what makes you happy and go for it with all your heart. It will be hard, but I promise it will be worth it. ~ Ravi Subramanian,
1092:*Forever* is an illusion that human beings promise each other when they are horny, or, trying to appear holy. ~ Mokokoma Mokhonoana,
1093:Full to the brim with hope and love and joy, she watched the little light bulb shining like a promise in the night. ~ Jeanne DuPrau,
1094:Generosity is also marked by doing what one says one will do. Saadi teaches: ‘when the generous promise, they perform ~ Idries Shah,
1095:He wanted to inspire the masses and reinvigorate their passion for science, conquest, and the promise of technology. ~ Ashlee Vance,
1096:Hope knows no fear. Hope dares to blossom even inside the abysmal abyss. Hope secretly feeds and strengthens promise. ~ Sri Chinmoy,
1097:I promise you Pagan that not one of those things is a match for me. So stop worrying. I’m Death, baby. Remember that. ~ Abbi Glines,
1098:Light for every darkness, life in death, the promise of our Lord's return, and the assurance of everlasting glory. ~ Dwight L Moody,
1099:Neither can oath nor promise bind any such people to obey and maintain tyrants against God and against his truth known. ~ John Knox,
1100:talent without discipline is only an empty promise—the glitter of an unworked crystal. It is nothing of itself. ~ Stephen R Lawhead,
1101:TERMS USED IN LOAN APPLICATIONS BY PEOPLE MOST LIKELY TO DEFAULT God promise will pay thank you hospital ~ Seth Stephens Davidowitz,
1102:The Father is truly the only Promise Maker who is in earnest a Promise Keeper. A promise from God is a promise kept. ~ Sheila Walsh,
1103:Therefore, while the promise remains of entering His rest, let us fear so that none of you should miss it. Hebrews 4:1 ~ Beth Moore,
1104:The truly revolutionary promise of our nation's founding document is the freedom to pursue happiness-with-a-capital-H. ~ Dan Savage,
1105:To my mind the boy who gives least promise is one in whom the critical faculty develops in advance of the imagination. ~ Quintilian,
1106:We’d met at a carefree time, a moment full of promise, in its place now were the harsh lessons of the real world. ~ Nicholas Sparks,
1107:We only get one ride, Kate, and I think you’re meant to be part of mine. Say yes, and I promise you won’t regret it. ~ Meghan March,
1108:What God said to Abraham was not 'Obey this law and I will bless you', but 'I will bless you; believe my promise'. ~ John R W Stott,
1109:Work with all your heart, because—I promise—if you show up for your work day after day after day after day, you ~ Elizabeth Gilbert,
1110:Your Vision is the promise of what you shall one day be; your Ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil. ~ James Allen,
1111:A choice to give myself to the world without any promise that life would make sense or end up with a neatly tied bow. ~ Clara Bensen,
1112:Alek coughed politely, "If I promise to avoid funny business, could you perhaps remove this knife from my throat? ~ Scott Westerfeld,
1113:But I can’t overstate God’s promise: “Unload all your worries onto him, since he is looking after you” (1 Pet. 5:7 JB). ~ Max Lucado,
1114:Cocaine, hashish, opium, Ecstacy: all seduce with the promise of rapture or exuberance-and then they collect. ~ Kay Redfield Jamison,
1115:Giving voice to God's Word is a method of calling for things that God has given by promise and are not yet manifest. ~ Charles Capps,
1116:He went out, not knowing where he was going. 9 By faith he stayed as a foreigner in the land of promise, living in tents ~ Anonymous,
1117:His hands shifted to my face and he kissed me, fast and hard. It felt like a punishment and tasted like a promise. ~ Kate Canterbary,
1118:I don’t want to be anything special. I only want to try to be true to that in me which seeks to fulfill its promise. ~ Etty Hillesum,
1119:If you will be humble and ask God what to do, I promise you that he will always prepare a way for your deliverance. ~ Henry B Eyring,
1120:I love you. We’re a team. We will deal with it, handle it, and figure it all out together. Promise me.”
“I promise. ~ A M Madden,
1121:I want you, Matt. I want everything. You kept me safe today, you'll keep me safe now.'
'Always. I promise, always. ~ Jessica Park,
1122:Never believed in this shit, but now, I'm thinkin' I fell in love with the promise of you the first time I saw you. ~ Kristen Ashley,
1123:Saying of the Prophet.
Lies, promises, trust
He is not of mine who lies, breaks a promise or fails in his trust. ~ Idries Shah,
1124:Seriously, just buy the [expletive deleted] book. I promise you'll like it. Unless you're [expletive deleted]. ~ Kelly Sue DeConnick,
1125:she once made a promise to save me when all along we should have been saving her from herself. - please come back. ~ Amanda Lovelace,
1126:Swear to Christ, you’re safe right here. I can give you that, Olivia. I can give you the night. I promise you that. ~ Kristen Ashley,
1127:Synchronicity holds the promise that if we will change within, the patterns in our outer life will change also. ~ Jean Shinoda Bolen,
1128:The phantom-host has faded quite, Splendor and Terror gone-- Portent or promise--and gives way To pale, meek Dawn. ~ Herman Melville,
1129:What had I actually promised to do here? I thought about Ali’s exact words: “Don’t go to the bar tonight. Promise me. ~ Harlan Coben,
1130:What you need for a participatory system to work: "a plausible promise, an effective tool, and an acceptable bargain." ~ Clay Shirky,
1131:Your ordinary acts of love and hope point to the extraordinary promise that every human life is of inestimable value. ~ Desmond Tutu,
1132:But Sam only grinned at her and said, “Now, don’t you worry about a thing. I promise—I’ll hold your hand tomorrow. ~ Kristen D Randle,
1133:Find what makes you happy and go for it with all your heart. It will be hard, but I promise it will be worth it. ~ Charlotte Eriksson,
1134:I did not live Chloe for her body, I loved her body for the promise of who she was. It was a most inspiring promise ~ Alain de Botton,
1135:I know it is a bad thing to break a promise, but I think now that it is a worse thing to let a promise break you. ~ Jennifer Donnelly,
1136:I’m sorry for what I’m about to do. If you survive, I promise I will find you. We will be together again,” he swears. ~ Erica Chilson,
1137:In the end, like any stray, I was conquered by the promise of continued food and shelter. Trust would take longer. ~ Kelley Armstrong,
1138:It's so simple to create a delicious holiday meal without animal cruelty. I promise no one will miss the turkey! ~ Alicia Silverstone,
1139:I wasn’t sure exactly what it was, but I felt that, when it came to God, there was a broken promise in there somewhere. ~ Rick Yancey,
1140:I will spend the rest of my life trying to make you happy, and when you get tired of looking at me, I promise I’ll sing. ~ Amy Harmon,
1141:Liberalism has consequences. It has never worked, folks! It has never worked. And it has never fulfilled its promise. ~ Rush Limbaugh,
1142:My mother's only wish was to start a life in America because America was the cradle of every promise and opportunity. ~ Masiela Lusha,
1143:That is what grandchildren are for — so that the old may also dream, a promise of a future in return for the lost past. ~ Dave Duncan,
1144:The only thing I can promise is my best and when I bring my best, you're going to have to bring six people to beat me. ~ Henry Cejudo,
1145:The way to transmute your iron duty into gold in everyone's eyes is this: always deliver more than you promise. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
1146:They promised me I could look all I want.” It raised the mallet again. “Yes, they promise,” Danny said, “but they lie. ~ Stephen King,
1147:What is debt anyway? A debt is just the perversion of a promise. It is a promise corrupted by both math and violence. ~ David Graeber,
1148:what no one articulated for me: what it means to be a poor child in a rich country founded on the promise of equality. ~ Sarah Smarsh,
1149:A great fault in dieting is that you make yourself unhappy today on the promise that you will be happier tomorrow. But ~ Deepak Chopra,
1150:Don’t let me fall.”
“What if I promise to catch you?”
I smile. “I’ll be the one who will have to catch you. ~ Corinne Michaels,
1151:each wound a whisper of promise. you can own me because now I know I own you give me more and I’ll give you everything ~ Sierra Simone,
1152:Faith, mighty faith, the promise sees, And looks to God alone; Laughs at impossibilities, And cries it shall be done. ~ Charles Wesley,
1153:his own wand trembled in his hand, and he almost welcomed the oncoming oblivion, the promise of nothing, of no feeling.  ~ J K Rowling,
1154:I may have made a mistake in renouncing my Canadian citizenship, which I have never ceased to promise to try to regain. ~ Conrad Black,
1155:Perhaps it is so with everyone, that he looks for weakness in the strong to find promise of strength in his weakness. ~ John Steinbeck,
1156:Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. ~ A A Milne,
1157:There was always an uncertain promise dangling in the future like a golden fruit hanging from some fantastic bough. ~ Gustave Flaubert,
1158:The road ahead is unknown to all. I cannot offer you wisdom or guidance. Only the promise that I will never leave you. ~ Andrea Cremer,
1159:Today we affirm a new commitment to live out our nation's promise through civility, courage, compassion and character. ~ George W Bush,
1160:you perfect results. What I can promise you is that you won’t get it right if you don’t commit to keep trying. ~ Clayton M Christensen,
1161:A daughter is the happy memories of the past, the joyful moments of the present, and the hope and promise of the future. ~ Bruce Barton,
1162:Always foster and grow that unquenchable curiosity of yours." I smiled. That was a promise I fully intended to keep. ~ Kerri Maniscalco,
1163:Charlotte made a promise to herself then and there: If I ever see someone fall, I'll ask if they're okay. ~ Erin Entrada Kelly,
1164:Did you ever wonder why we had to run for shelter when the promise of a brave new world unfurled beneath a clear blue sky? ~ Pink Floyd,
1165:If you're interested in a book that will steadily grow and sell for a very long time, I promise you I will give you that. ~ Simon Sinek,
1166:I prefer credulity to skepticism and cynicism for there is more promise in almost anything than in nothing at all. ~ Ralph Barton Perry,
1167:I shall go on believing you and trusting you every single time. And one day you'll be strong enough to keep your promise. ~ Enid Blyton,
1168:I shouldn't have concerned myself with whether he'd keep his promise. I should have thought about whether I'd keep mine. ~ Cynthia Hand,
1169:Liberty has lost its spell; and democracy maintains itself by the promise of substantial gifts to the masses of the people. ~ Anonymous,
1170:Never raise expectations in others that you cannot realize: promise is less pleasing than disappointment is vexatious. ~ Norm MacDonald,
1171:Sanctification is a process. It is a gradual process. Run for your life from those who promise you instant sanctification. ~ R C Sproul,
1172:Sometimes, the sun sets earlier. Days don’t last forever, you know. But I’ll fight as hard as I can. I can promise you that. ~ Marie Lu,
1173:Spring, if it lingers more than a week beyond its span, starts to hunger for summer to end the days of perpetual promise ~ Clive Barker,
1174:There was only the promise for the moment, as exhilarating as the feeling of champagne fizzing and dancing on my tongue. ~ Paula McLain,
1175:They never discussed it, but both came to understand it as a promise: he would always make sure there was a place for her. ~ Celeste Ng,
1176:[T]hrough bitter experience I have learned that it is best to promise little and then to reward hard work with generosity. ~ Tahir Shah,
1177:You're fire.Fire rises.It creates the ashes.It rises above them.Promise me you'll rise with whatever is thrown your way. ~ Karina Halle,
1178:A promise is a child of the understanding and the will; the understanding begets it, the will brings it forth. ~ Saint Francis of Assisi,
1179:As the evening beckons with the promise of tomorrow... may your gratitude rise up and with strength answer, "yes." ~ Mary Anne Radmacher,
1180:Beauty is the promise of happiness. And the only happiness is action.
...
Fate is the path of least action. ~ Kim Stanley Robinson,
1181:Democracy needs to start with an open Presidential debate. So come on out and let's take back the promise of our democracy. ~ Jill Stein,
1182:He (God) never promises that our families will be safe. Not in the way we think. He does promise his presence, though. ~ Emily P Freeman,
1183:Human history is in truth nothing but the history of the slow, uncertain, and surprising fulfillment of the Promise. ~ Gustavo Gutierrez,
1184:If
you want to receive life and healing from God, take time to find the words of Scripture that promise these results. ~ F F Bosworth,
1185:If you promise to be good Paul you can have a piece of birthday cake but you won't have to eat any of the special candle- ~ Stephen King,
1186:I promise I'll protect you now. I won't let them touch you again. "
"I know you'll try."
I can do more than try. ~ Katie McGarry,
1187:Kissing her again, softly, I leave my t-shirt next to her pillow.
It's the silent promise that I'll come back again tonight. ~ Poppet,
1188:One thing that has to cease among Christians is the appeal to an audience to give with the promise of getting something. ~ Scot McKnight,
1189:People respond to kindness. They trust a smile more than a promise that you will leave them choking on their own blood. ~ Kiersten White,
1190:Promise to keep me for always, and I’ll give you everything I have to give, and then I’ll find a way to give you more. ~ Kate Canterbary,
1191:Some truths are safest buried. Some castles best kept in the sky. There's promise in tales that are yet to be spoken. ~ Samantha Shannon,
1192:The weight of that gaze seemed like a more substantial promise of the future than anything a psychic might tell him. ~ Maggie Stiefvater,
1193:...to ask her to please promise me she isn't walking out on me. Please out my mind at rest and tell me she's not leaving. ~ Lisa Reardon,
1194:tunnel of fire. I wonder if it will hurt. God forgive me, for I have sinned. “All right,” Fred says at last. “I promise. ~ Lauren Oliver,
1195:You aren’t gonna lose me,” he promised.
“You can’t promise that,” I snapped.
“Yeah, I fuckin’ can,” he shot back. ~ Kristen Ashley,
1196:As he left me in bed, bruised and sore, he had missed the big picture. His promise came too late. He had already hurt me. ~ Travis Luedke,
1197:At the kernel of every promise, there is always a little doubt, like a fragment of shell that clings to the broken nut. ~ Violet Winspear,
1198:Breast feeding is a good thing. I promise you that's not what made you gay. "
" I know that, men did that. And penises. ~ Z A Maxfield,
1199:But I can promise you that there’s somebody else somewhere else who’ll make your god look like a maggot by comparison. ~ Orson Scott Card,
1200:Deborah led me away from it and over to the far end of the room. “Dexter,” she said, “promise me you didn’t kill this guy. ~ Jeff Lindsay,
1201:I know the Otherlands are to her what Ky is to me, the best, most beautiful place, not fully realized, but full of promise. ~ Ally Condie,
1202:I promise not to kiss you again. However, if you kiss me first, I will kiss you back. I think that’s only fair, don’t you? ~ Pamela Clare,
1203:I promise you, a lot of it is luck. But you make your own luck by working really hard and trying lots and lots of things. ~ Kevin Systrom,
1204:I promise you that if you spend your life focusing on only the worthiest pursuits, it is certain to end in complete joy. ~ Robin S Sharma,
1205:It's a basic rule of human nature that the promise of unexpected wealth short-circuits both intelligence and common sense. ~ Vikas Swarup,
1206:It's a promise that I don't want to be your favorite mistake. That I want to be your forever mistake, if you'll have me. ~ Lauren Blakely,
1207:I would rip the stars from the sky if you wished it. Anything for you. But remember to trust me. Remember your promise. ~ Roshani Chokshi,
1208:promise you that they will feel awkward and artificial at first, but keep at it. Learning to walk felt awfully strange, too. ~ Chris Voss,
1209:That’s a fucking, blood covenant promise that you can take that to the bank every day of the week and twice on Sunday ~ Latrivia S Nelson,
1210:The promise feels like a death sentence, a cell door slamming shut, a stone around my neck that's destined to carry me down ~ Rick Yancey,
1211:The usual pattern of demagogues is to promise the moon, fail to deliver, and then blame vulnerable others for those failures. ~ Van Jones,
1212:Valek: You know a death sentence hasn't kept us apart before. Yelena: Is that an order Valek? Valek: No, it's a promise! ~ Maria V Snyder,
1213:We have a promise from God that those who place their hope in Him will never be disappointed or put to shame. (Romans 5:5.) ~ Joyce Meyer,
1214:All great natures delight in stability; all great men find eternity affirmed in the very promise of their faculties. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
1215:Always remember our first glance, And I’ll promise your heart that I’ll be enough. ~ Brittainy C Cherry Romeo’s Quest ~ Brittainy C Cherry,
1216:...and "yet" is such a powerful, unforgiving word that there is no questioning its truth, and no hiding from its promise. ~ Seanan McGuire,
1217:Beware of the thief on the street that's after your purse. But also beware of the thief in your mind that's after your promise. ~ Jim Rohn,
1218:Come on girls! The Finch wants to dance!”

“Only if you promise not to call yourself that ever again,” America said. ~ Jamie McGuire,
1219:Don’t underestimate the value of practicing the guitar or keeping that promise to feed the guinea pig and clean its cage. ~ Daniel Goleman,
1220:I also promise to let you help name any baby your mom and me might have-"
"Mistake. We'll have a kid named Chewbacca. ~ Kristan Higgins,
1221:I can't promise my child a life without bias - we're all biased - but I promise to bias my child with multiple perspectives. ~ K K Raghava,
1222:I’d never leave you, Fairy.”

“Truly? Not even to be a pirate?”

“I promise. I might be a highwayman, though. ~ Kerrigan Byrne,
1223:I'll be a good boy, please make me well. I promise you anything, get me out of this hell. Cold turkey has got me on the run. ~ John Lennon,
1224:Life was like that, Alison thought, the world one day a dark and dreary place, the next day bright and full of promise. ~ Christopher Pike,
1225:Monsignor…you are asking whether I promise God chastity, poverty, and obedience. I heard what you said and my answer is no ~ Denis Diderot,
1226:Never promise things you can't deliver," I whisper.
"I can try," he whispers back, and I hate myself because I smile. ~ Amanda Bouchet,
1227:Perhaps it's the promise of your angry face that keeps me misbehaving,' he said. 'You're so beautiful when you're angry. ~ Kristin Cashore,
1228:Poor girls. The world fattens them on the promise of love. How badly they need it, and how little most of them will ever get. ~ Emma Cline,
1229:Printer's ink, when it spells out a doctor's promise to cure, is one of the subtlest and most dangerous of poisons. ~ Samuel Hopkins Adams,
1230:She wanted to say something daring like, “If you promise to kiss me again soon,” but she only whispered, “As you wish. ~ Melanie Dickerson,
1231:So you must wake up every morning knowing that no promise is unbreakable, least of all the promise of waking up at all. ~ Ta Nehisi Coates,
1232:Still I promise myself, "Next time I will do better" in the all-too-human conceit that I will always be offered a "next time. ~ Robin Hobb,
1233:Sweet desert rose
Each of her veils, a secret promise
This desert flower
No sweet perfume ever tortured me more than this ~ Sting,
1234:You don't trust anyone, no one except Carter. Go to Carter. He'll take care of everything. He'll take care of you, Ems. I promise. ~ Tijan,
1235:You owe your attacker no debt, Miss Steele. It is, as I have proven, a logical impossibility? Promise to try? ~ Lyndsay Faye,
1236:...You won't age? I promise you this - your hands will go shiny and transparent and at the slightest bruise they'll bleed... ~ John Geddes,
1237:An artist needs not so much an audience, as to feel a need to answer, a promise to respond... a good feeling about his art. ~ Robert Pinsky,
1238:Be happy--be in the attitude of ever being helpful to others. This will bring that peace within that is the promise from Him. ~ Edgar Cayce,
1239:He spoke again as if he hadn’t just shattered his promise and her security. Her house of glass now lay in a pile of shards. ~ Aleatha Romig,
1240:I’m not fucking you.” “Suit yourself. I like it on top anyway. I’ll fuck you. Promise to hold real still and not enjoy it? ~ Destiny Blaine,
1241:Jesus did not call upon people to repent, or fast, or observe the sabbath. He did not threaten with hell or promise heaven. ~ Robert W Funk,
1242:Jesus's miracles are not just a challenge to our minds, but a promise to our hearts, that the world we all want is coming. ~ Timothy Keller,
1243:Life is not found in commandments or declarations of penalties, but in the promise of mercy and only in a gratuitous promise. ~ John Calvin,
1244:There will be no wardrobe malfunction with me. I can promise you that.... I have nothing I will be exposing or taking off. ~ Paul McCartney,
1245:The stark gray sky and bare tree limbs feel more suited to her than the uncomplicated promise of sunny spring days. ~ Christina Baker Kline,
1246:Trials make the promise sweet, Trials give new life to prayer; Trials bring me to His feet, Lay me low, and keep me there. ~ William Cowper,
1247:What is it?”
“You have to promise you'll never leave me.”
“Okay.”
Jordan grinned, delighted at her easy agreement. ~ Christy Reece,
1248:You’re going to be happy. I promise.” He kissed her again, and then he said the words she didn’t want to hear. “It’s time. ~ Elizabeth Finn,
1249:You’re still taking care of me.” “You let me live in your fortress, Friday. I’ll protect it until the day I die. I promise. ~ Tammy Falkner,
1250:But there are new heavens and a new earth that we are awaiting according to his promise, and in these righteousness is to dwell. ~ Anonymous,
1251:Every relationship is a transaction. Every so-called friendship begins with a promise that must be kept by both parties. ~ Alexandra Bracken,
1252:Evolution doesn’t give a damn about happiness itself, but will use the promise of happiness to keep us struggling to stay alive. ~ Anonymous,
1253:Here's what I suggest," he said. "You pretend that rats can think, and I'll promise to pretend that humans can think, too. ~ Terry Pratchett,
1254:I had proven one thing to myself. Love was a complication best lived without. I made a promise. I wouldn't fall again. ~ Fabian Black,
1255:I love you, Lyrik West. And when I walk out that door, I promise you, it’s going to hurt.”
“But you are worth all the pain. ~ A L Jackson,
1256:I love you, too. Promise me you'll remember that." "I promise." "Good," he says. "Because I'm about to fuck you like I don't. ~ J M Darhower,
1257:It was a promise she knew I might not be able to keep. But I made it anyway because I was going to find a way to make it true. ~ Kami Garcia,
1258:Parents. . . are sometimes a bit of a disappointment to their children. They don't fulfil the promise of their early years. ~ Anthony Powell,
1259:So if you could find it in your heart To give a man a second start I promise things won’t end the same. —THE AVETT BROTHERS ~ Colleen Hoover,
1260:Spring was in the air—ripe, verdant, full of promise. And with the spring came the rush and clamor of weddings. Marietta ~ Mary Alice Monroe,
1261:The promise that life can go on, no matter how bad our losses. That it can be good again. And only Peeta can give me that. ~ Suzanne Collins,
1262:There's always been this implied promise - and it probably was stated somewhere - that Hillary Clinton was gonna be thanked. ~ Rush Limbaugh,
1263:To a people famishing and idle, the only acceptable form in which God can dare appear is work and promise of food as wages. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
1264:Trust in Him What negative thought has been harassing your mind? Replace it with a promise from God’s Word that you can trust. ~ Joyce Meyer,
1265:We are striving to tell you something impactful and true. When attempting to make good on that promise, no detail is too small. ~ Ed Catmull,
1266:Always over-promise and over-deliver. Sometimes people hate that. They want to under promise and over deliver. Don’t do that ~ James Altucher,
1267:And the Law that once contained impossible demands -- Thou Shalt Not... -- actually becomes a promise we fulfill in you. ~ William Paul Young,
1268:Blomkvist had kept the promise he’d made in December to stop visiting Lundagatan in the vain hope that Salander might appear. ~ Stieg Larsson,
1269:I’ll help you get lost any time, Sunshine. The only deal is you have to promise to come back. I never want to lose you again. ~ Jamie McGuire,
1270:I promise just to serve two terms. Republicans do it differently. They just have the son repeat the father's whole first term. ~ John F Kerry,
1271:I promise to love you without reservation. Comfort you in times of distress. Encourage you to achieve all of your goals. ~ Brittainy C Cherry,
1272:I promise to plant kisses
like seeds on your body,
so in time you
can grow to love yourself
as I love you. ~ Tyler Knott Gregson,
1273:I roll my eyes. "Well, if I plan on doing anything exciting I promise to give fair warning so just...take a nap or something. ~ Leigh Bardugo,
1274:I tell people that I'm not necessarily any good, it's just that there is nobody like me. I just promise you will not be bored. ~ Andy Andrews,
1275:It has been said that beauty is a promise of happiness. Conversely, the possibility of pleasure can be a beginning of beauty. ~ Marcel Proust,
1276:I want you to fucking pinky promise me you won't do it. No fan of mine will kill themselves. Don't do it, for me. I love you. ~ Alex Gaskarth,
1277:Jesus’s miracles are not just a challenge to our minds, but a promise to our hearts, that the world we all want is coming. ~ Timothy J Keller,
1278:just because you have stopped believing in something you once were promised does not mean that the promise itself was a lie. ~ Michael Chabon,
1279:Now you go out there, do your best, and don't get caught up in everyone else's nonsense. It'll turn out fine, I promise you. ~ Helen Fielding,
1280:One day, you and I are gonna wake up and be alright. Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow but one day. One day. I promise you. ~ Fisher Amelie,
1281:Promise not to kick me again, and I'll promise not to kiss you again," he said.
"I only kicked you because you kissed me! ~ Leigh Bardugo,
1282:The world is neither fair nor right, but it has a way of balancing itself. Magic teaches us that much. But I want you to promise ~ V E Schwab,
1283:To walk in faith is to confess that we do not know what awaits us, and the faith I have embraced does not promise an easy road. ~ Russ Ramsey,
1284:We’re doing something amazing, Mom. Something to keep the world safe that, uh, isn’t dangerous at all, I promise. I love you. ~ Pittacus Lore,
1285:would descend on towns like Jackson and promise (truthfully) a better life for those willing to move north and work in the mills. ~ J D Vance,
1286:A man who does not ask to much become the promise of his land. His marriage married to his place, he waits and does not stray. ~ Wendell Berry,
1287:Before you finish that sentence, I want you to think about what a promise from me costs and what you're willing to pay for it. ~ Leigh Bardugo,
1288:Everyone should prepare NOW for this change, for I promise you that it will come, and only those who are ready will survive. ~ Sathya Sai Baba,
1289:Every time there was an unspoken promise that this would be the last time, but it would only be the last time until the next time. ~ Tom Upton,
1290:Falcon kissed his sister on the forehead. “We’ll find her,” he said. “I promise you, we’ll find her, and we’ll bring her ~ William W Johnstone,
1291:Here, need blurs the line between good and bad, and a constant promise of random violence sticks like humidity down your back. ~ Miguel Syjuco,
1292:I absolutely believe the Internet is passing from its free days into a paid system. Inevitably, I promise you, it will be paid. ~ Barry Diller,
1293:If all I have to do is remain awake to be considered romantic, than I can promise you a great deal of romance in our marriage. ~ Sherry Thomas,
1294:I have something else to show you.” “I’m busy.” “I promise not to make fun of your boyfriend anymore.” “He’s not my boyfriend! ~ Marissa Meyer,
1295:I opened my eyes and took him in. My husband. The man I’d promised forever to. The promise I wasn’t sure I could keep anymore. ~ Kandi Steiner,
1296:I promise nothing complete; because any human thing supposed to be complete, must for that very reason infallibly be faulty. ~ Herman Melville,
1297:Just promise me you’ll stop every once in a while and acknowledge the day, honey. It’s the only one you’ll have until tomorrow. ~ Stephen King,
1298:Like two eagles soar as one upon the river of the wind with the promise of forever, we will take the past and learn how to begin. ~ Pocahontas,
1299:Promise yourself success at the beginning of each day, and you'll be surprised how often things will turn out that way. ~ Norman Vincent Peale,
1300:What would life be like without her writing? Writing filled her life with beauty and mystery, gave it life...and promise. ~ Maud Hart Lovelace,
1301:You know, this country was always pretty much a whorehouse, but at least it used to have some promise. Now it’s just a shithole. ~ Tracy Letts,
1302:You’ll be wearing nothing but your Cadogan medal and a smile, Sentinel.”

“Is that a prediction?”

“It’s a promise. ~ Chloe Neill,
1303:You're not going to make me promise you something, because that's what they say in the movies, the person who never comes back. ~ Karina Halle,
1304:Every life holds the promise of rain. But after the rain comes the rainbow. You just have to stick around long enough to find it. ~ Karen White,
1305:Give me one year.Give me a year to prove to you that we belong together. That your darkness won't blot out my light. Promise me ~ Robin Bridges,
1306:God could not have given this promise, except from love and grace; therefore it is quite certain his Word will be fulfilled. ~ Charles Spurgeon,
1307:Harry Potter set Dobby free!" "Least I could do, Dobby", said Harry, grinning. "Just promise never to try and save my life again. ~ J K Rowling,
1308:I feel the exhilaration of being hunted, pursued. The promise of being caught and taken. His control hangs by a gossamer strand, ~ Kennedy Ryan,
1309:If you will refrain from telling any lies about the Republican Party, I'lll promise not to tell the truth about the Democrats. ~ Chauncey Depew,
1310:I have inherited a belief in community, the promise that a gathering of the spirit can both create and change culture. ~ Terry Tempest Williams,
1311:I’m going to love you more than any man has ever loved a woman, more than you ever dreamed you could be loved. I promise you that. ~ Kiera Cass,
1312:I'm not observant, personally, but if I ever see a priest resurrect the dead before my eyes I promise to revisit my atheism. ~ Matthew Yglesias,
1313:Law Number XXXIX: Never promise to complete any project within six months of the end of the year, in either direction. ~ Norman Ralph Augustine,
1314:My strong point, if I have a strong point, is performance. I always do more than I say. I always produce more than I promise. ~ Richard M Nixon,
1315:promise you that for every disability you have, you are blessed with more than enough abilities to overcome your challenges. God ~ Nick Vujicic,
1316:There buds the promise of celestial worth. ~ Edward Young, The Last Day, book iii; reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).,
1317:The truth of God's love is not that He allows bad things to happen, it's his promise that he will be there with us--when they do. ~ Janette Oke,
1318:Valek: You know a death sentence hasn't kept us apart before.
Yelena: Is that an order Valek?
Valek: No, it's a promise! ~ Maria V Snyder,
1319:You’re my best friend. I understand you and appreciate you, and can make you happy the rest of your life, I promise you that. ~ Lisa Scottoline,
1320:All I want is your promise to stay with me, to be mine. Sometimes it feels like you can’t possibly be real. Promise me you’ll stay. ~ Kiera Cass,
1321:A promise fulfilled may be a classic moment, but prophecies mean anticlimax. How much more awesome was an unexpected salvation? ~ China Mi ville,
1322:I know you feel inhuman, and as if you are set apart, away from life and love, but... I promise you, the right man won't care. ~ Cassandra Clare,
1323:It is ever so with the things that Men begin: there is a frost in Spring, or a blight in Summer, and they fail of their promise. ~ J R R Tolkien,
1324:Nothing is as easy to make as a promise this winter to do something next summer; this is how commencement speakers are caught. ~ Sydney J Harris,
1325:Part of growing up is not waiting in line at a hipster breakfast restaurant. The eggs taste the same across the street. I promise. ~ Jason Segel,
1326:Promise to build a chap a house, he won't believe you. Threaten to burn his place down, he'll do what you tell him. Fact of life. ~ John le Carr,
1327:Promise you'll save your heart for God's best, a man who loves God as much as you do. Because therein lies a love like no other. ~ Julie Lessman,
1328:The future isn’t a warning my friend—it’s a promise—and it won’t be broken by us. That’s the nature of the trap we’re caught in. ~ Stuart Turton,
1329:…to gently lie and prove the lie true…everything is finally a promise…what seems a lie is a ramshackle need, wishing to be born.… ~ Ray Bradbury,
1330:Until then, in the depth of those eyes, all I had seen was the promise of death; it was the first time I saw the promise of life ~ Gaston Leroux,
1331:All religions promise a reward for excellences of the will or heart, but none for excellences of the head or understanding. ~ Arthur Schopenhauer,
1332:Chase smiled. “Don’t get scared off. I promise it’s not as bad as it sounds. It’s not like we’ll be shifted when we pleasure you. ~ Madison Johns,
1333:Christians responded with a set of practices and ways of living together with grace, solidarity, and promise amid the pain. These ~ Kelly M Kapic,
1334:Donald Trump must give the American public his tax returns to show that he's qualified to be president and he's breaking his promise. ~ Tim Kaine,
1335:Faith looks to the word and the promise; that is, to the truth. But hope looks to that which the word has promised, to the gift . ~ Martin Luther,
1336:generations of love and hope, strife and passion. 978-0-7515-4070-3 * published outside the UK under the title PASSION’s PROMISE ~ Danielle Steel,
1337:Hope knows no fear.

Hope dares to blossom even inside the abysmal abyss.

Hope secretly feeds and strengthens promise. ~ Sri Chinmoy,
1338:How about you agree to waive the fine and I promise not to e-mail you the remaining eighty-six photos of my dog dressed as a bear? ~ David Thorne,
1339:I cannot recall the words of my first poem but I remember a promise I made my pen never to leave it lying in somebody else's blood. ~ Audre Lorde,
1340:I'll give you a reason," I tell her, my voice raw. "I promise. If you give me the chance, I will give you a reason to be with me. ~ Courtney Cole,
1341:I'm a man of my word, when I want to be. He said that once, and stands by it. It really is a gift, if he holds to his promise. ~ Victoria Aveyard,
1342:I'm cold and free and the smartest man in the world, and this time they're going to know it, I promise you. I promise you that. ~ Austin Grossman,
1343:In my hand I hold a small guardian angel figurine set in a smooth, clear
stone. It’s beautiful, a promise of love. Of forever. ~ Suzanne Young,
1344:My obligation as president, and what I promise the country, is that the courts will be able to do their job free of all pressure. ~ Ricardo Lagos,
1345:President Obama promised to begin to slow the rise of the oceans and heal the planet. My promise... is to help you and your family. ~ Mitt Romney,
1346:Self-doubt blocks the promise of God’s power and truth to change us from the inside out so that we can live with a confident heart. ~ Renee Swope,
1347:Some men would take happiness where they found it. Especially when they have absolutely no promise of it anywhere else. [Rydstrom] ~ Kresley Cole,
1348:The promise to try is an admission that you’ve been holding back, that you have a reservoir of extra effort that you can apply. ~ Robert C Martin,
1349:The world is no longer a romantic place; some of its people still are however, and therein lies the promise. Don't let the world win. ~ John Cage,
1350:…to gently lie and prove the lie true… everything is finally a promise… what seems a lie is a ramshackle need, wishing to be born… ~ Ray Bradbury,
1351:Used Pluggable Adaptor, which we promise not to use again for four months, minimum, because it makes code hard to statically analyze. ~ Kent Beck,
1352:You give me nothing during your life, but you promise to provide for me at your death. If you are not a fool, you know what I wish for! ~ Martial,
1353:GAL3.22 But the scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe. ~ Anonymous,
1354:I am an atheist but I promise whenever there is complete freedom of religion I would worship you as my private and individual God. ~ M F Moonzajer,
1355:I’ll make you a deal. I’ll toast to us becoming great friends if you promise to tell me when you want something more with me.” My ~ Kerry Lonsdale,
1356:I promise nothing complete; because any human thing supposed to be complete, must not for that very reason infallibly be faulty. ~ Herman Melville,
1357:I promise to share all my worldly goods-including letters, parcels and other items of correspondence, opened or unopened. ~ Alexander McCall Smith,
1358:I seek the presidency because I believe deeply in the American promise and can no longer accept the diminishing of that promise. ~ George McGovern,
1359:It's not just for me, little bird," Jay says in a pained voice. "I would have left you alone forever, I promise you I would have. ~ Willow Winters,
1360:Look to the east," she said, "for always, while the light dies in the west, there is the promise of rebirth from the east. ~ Marion Zimmer Bradley,
1361:Once we have the fixed idea “this is me,” then we see everything as a threat or a promise—or something we couldn’t care less about. ~ Pema Ch dr n,
1362:Our good God, our overflowing God, our God of yes and amen, has always been able to promise far more than we are able to believe. ~ Douglas Wilson,
1363:The future isn’t a warning my friend, it’s a promise, and it won’t be broken by us. That’s the nature of the trap we’re caught in. ~ Stuart Turton,
1364:There is still that singular perfection, and it's perfect in part because it seemed, at the time, so clearly to promise more. ~ Michael Cunningham,
1365:Well, obviously I'm adopted. While my father might have questionable morality, I promise he never got frisky with a rock." Beau ~ Sherrilyn Kenyon,
1366:What am I most ashamed of in my life? Not keeping my promise to my sister and being too scared of America to attend her funeral. ~ Josephine Baker,
1367:an autobiography held out the promise of hearing truths that only friends confess to one another but are knowledge you need to live. ~ Phyllis Rose,
1368:a promise to shine everywhere and always to very depths of the last days—which, after all, is all that anyone has ever asked of love. ~ Amor Towles,
1369:As you said, revenge will never replace what I have lost. What you have lost. All we have is now. And our promise to make it better. ~ Ren e Ahdieh,
1370:Beauty was the promise of happiness, not happiness itself; and the anticipated world was often more rich than anything real. ~ Kim Stanley Robinson,
1371:Blue skies or dark night, one truth still holds: God has you. And this is the promise He has made to you: He will never let you go. ~ Angela Thomas,
1372:Branding is your promise to the reader. It's the words, images and emotions that surround your work and the way readers think of you. ~ Joanna Penn,
1373:But there are deals, and there are promises. A deal you can make with anyone. A promise is something you make with someone you trust. ~ John Scalzi,
1374:Deliverance is always found on 'the mount'; living faith must first prove to God that it has taken His word and promise for victory. ~ Rees Howells,
1375:God bless our good and gracious King,
Whose promise none relies on;
Who never said a foolish thing,
Nor ever did a wise one. ~ John Wilmot,
1376:I promise. Now, why would a dead girl lie? Hey! That sounds like a joke. Why would a dead girl lie? Answer: Because she can't stand up. ~ Jay Asher,
1377:I want to make change, but I've already made change. I will continue to make change. I'm not just running on a promise of change. ~ Hillary Clinton,
1378:Religion for them [Iranians] was like a promise and guarantee of finding something that would radically change their subjectivity ~ Michel Foucault,
1379:The promise of the Christian faith is that this life presages a glorious new life that will make present pains seem negligible: ~ William A Dembski,
1380:There is an inherent promise of peace in living the life you ought, in living as you were created to be, in honoring what is good. ~ Barnabas Piper,
1381:Three seconds doesn't seem like a long time, but when you're gazing into someone's eyes, it's long enough to make a silent promise. ~ Renee Carlino,
1382:Three seconds doesn’t seem like a long time, but when you’re gazing into someone’s eyes, it’s long enough to make a silent promise. ~ Renee Carlino,
1383:Truth must the guide of those who hold the power; but humility is their sign, the promise that their privileges are in safe hands. ~ Vincent Massey,
1384:We are wired to move through our lives chasing and rehearsing narratives that will promise to bring the world back into balance. ~ Timothy J Keller,
1385:When the great promise of the Spirit was fulfilled on the day of Pentecost, it was fulfilled not in reference to the apostles only. ~ Charles Hodge,
1386:You really feel an obligation to someone when they're trusting you to do something, and you promise that you'll come through for them. ~ Jonah Hill,
1387:You've probably noticed already that I'm dressed like a grown-up... I apologize to the Academy, and I promise that I will never do it again. ~ Cher,
1388:A good host is the one who believes that his guest is carrying a promise he wants to reveal to anyone who shows genuine interest. ~ Henri J M Nouwen,
1389:Allow a friend to believe in a bogus prospectus or a false promise and you cease, after a short while, to be a friend at all. ~ Christopher Hitchens,
1390:All the while, Everett felt both the threat of disorder and the steady, thrumming promise of having everything he wanted, all at once. ~ Maile Meloy,
1391:All this huggermugger, macho intimidating shit is wearing me out. I’m gonna make myself a promise not to kill anything for a week. ~ Chet Williamson,
1392:Always happens with men. They promise friendship. They promise to treat you as an equal. In the end, all they want is to possess you. ~ Rick Riordan,
1393:Another big promise Donald Trump made during the campaign - cutting taxes. But there's some confusion over how much he wants to cut. ~ Audie Cornish,
1394:If I'm so fortunate to be chosen, I think I'll do very well. I will do everything in my power to beat Hillary Clinton, I promise you. ~ Donald Trump,
1395:If you cooperate, I promise not to hit you-much. If you don't cooperate.....Well, I'll use my fists instead of an open hand got it? ~ Amanda Bonilla,
1396:I love you against reason, against promise, against peace, against hope, against happiness, against all discouragement that could be. ~ Sarina Bowen,
1397:I was alive in a way I never had been before, in a world that no longer felt stale but instead crackled with breathless promise. ~ Margaret Rogerson,
1398:I will keep the promise I made to you to open a new era on the Korean peninsula, based on strong security and trust-based diplomacy. ~ Park Geun hye,
1399:No matter where you are in life right now, know this: God put you on this earth to fulfill the promise He has predestined for your life. ~ T D Jakes,
1400:One of my favorite people is Gypsy Rose Lee. She bears out the Biblical promise that he who has, gets. And I hope she gets a lot more. ~ Hedy Lamarr,
1401:Promise me...that you'll...*cough*...you'll dispose of my body in the waste receptacles...conveniently located by the theater exits... ~ Rich Burlew,
1402:The dying go so swiftly at the end. Always the speed of their leaving catches me unawares; so much left to say, to promise, to pray for. ~ M C Scott,
1403:The past is dead; let it bury its dead, its hopes and its aspirations; before you lies the future-a future full of golden promise. ~ Jefferson Davis,
1404:This is my story; I promise to leave nothing out. First you will smile, and then you will cry - don't say you haven't been warned. ~ Nicholas Sparks,
1405:Trials make the promise sweet; Trials give new life to prayer; Trials bring me to His feet, Lay me low, and keep me there. ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon,
1406:We all die. I can't promise to live forever." His arms
tightened around her. "But I can promise to love you as long as I
live. ~ Iris Johansen,
1407:We will keep the promise of Social Security by taking the responsible steps to strengthen it - not by turning it over to Wall Street. ~ Barack Obama,
1408:Happiness is the intoxication produced by the moment of poise between a satisfactory past and an immediate future, rich with promise. ~ Ella Maillart,
1409:I gave him my best cryptic smile. He did not fall down to his feet, kiss my shoes, and promise me the world. I must be getting rusty. ~ Ilona Andrews,
1410:I knew it the first time I saw your face. You were a promise kept. I knew that if I let you go, I’d be breaking something bigger than me. ~ C D Reiss,
1411:I'm a morning person: if I don't get up, put the coffee on and get to my desk by 8, the day has already lost a lot of its promise. ~ Jennifer Gilmore,
1412:In your attempts to heal this beloved one, the Holy Spirit finds opportunity to keep the promise of Jesus - and indeed, to heal. ~ Walter Wangerin Jr,
1413:I promise not to desert you, Evelyn. I might have to end a kiss, go to another room, stay late at work, but I’ll never abandon you. ~ Melissa Jagears,
1414:It has become a custom among the Legions to promise one’s fellows that no matter what happens, they will never lie cold upon the earth. ~ Jim Butcher,
1415:I want to be with you and watch you laugh and witness your tears and be your everything. It's better this way, I promise. It's better ~ Stylo Fantome,
1416:Love would never b a promise of a rose garden unless it is showered with a light of faith, water of sincerity, and an art of passion. ~ Jack Canfield,
1417:Marketing is the name we use to describe the promise a company makes, the story it tells, the authentic way it delivers on that promise. ~ Seth Godin,
1418:sorry son, you can’t. But I’ll come back for you. I promise.’ Charles wiped the tears from Frank’s freckled cheek with his thumb. ~ Caroline Mitchell,
1419:Spirituality now wanders from sex to drugs to art to revolution to violence--whatever seems to promise deliverance from the quotidian. ~ Mason Cooley,
1420:The drum of the realization of the promise is beating, we are sweeping the road to the sky. Your joy is here today, what remains for tomorrow? ~ Rumi,
1421:The feeling that universities were supposed to give, that feeling of possibility and promise, these kids got from playing in bands. By ~ Warren Zanes,
1422:The promise, made when I am in love, to be true to the beloved as long as I live, commits me to being true even if I cease to be in love. ~ C S Lewis,
1423:There was something melancholic about that symbol of their nation's promise of freedom, a bell with a chipped mouth and cleft body. ~ E A Bucchianeri,
1424:the weather was unusually cold again, as if March were at war with itself, bringing hard winter days to frustrate the promise of spring. ~ Magda Szab,
1425:This country exists as the fulfillment of a promise made by God Himself. It would be ridiculous to ask it to account for its legitimacy. ~ Golda Meir,
1426:You are going to break your promise. I understand. And I hold my hands over the ears of my heart, so that I will not hate you. ~ Catherynne M Valente,
1427:You promise." "I swear on the angel. The hell with that. I swear on us." "Why us?" "Because there isn't anything I believe in more. ~ Cassandra Clare,
1428:All I can promise myself and everyone else is that this record is a snapshot of thisperiod in my life. It will be that by default. ~ Alanis Morissette,
1429:Because I promise you, I will kiss you the only way you should be kissed."
"What way is that?"
"A real kiss should get you wet. ~ Lauren Blakely,
1430:For what it’s worth: trust your feelings. I can’t promise that you’ll never get hurt again, but I can promise you the risk is worth it. ~ Rick Riordan,
1431:God could not have given this promise, except from love and grace; therefore it is quite certain his Word will be fulfilled. ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon,
1432:Holy f---!" she managed before going under again, as if the water sensed that young ladies of such beauty and promise should never curse. ~ Libba Bray,
1433:hope was nothing but a vindictive bastard that took up residence inside and gave a false promise of something outside of your control. ~ Aleatha Romig,
1434:If we would venture more upon the naked promise of God, we should enter a world of wonders to which as yet we are strangers. ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon,
1435:I have a very deep concern about President Obama putting in another 21,000 troops into Afghanistan with the promise of more to come. ~ George McGovern,
1436:I’m sorry I got angry. It won’t happen again, I promise.” Jason released a choked laugh. “Of course it will happen again. We’re family. ~ Lauren Royal,
1437:In order to grow, I promise you'll have to let go of some habits. 10 times out of 10, they'll be the habits you're most in love with. ~ Brandi L Bates,
1438:Legislators and revolutionaries who promise equality and liberty at the same time, are either psychopaths or mountebanks. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,
1439:Marriage is when two people love each other so much that they promise that if they ever, ever stop they'll fill out tons of paperwork. ~ Eugene Mirman,
1440:Poor Sasha. Poor girls. The world fattens them on the promise of love. How badly they need it, and how little most of them will ever get. ~ Emma Cline,
1441:Promise me you’ll always come home to me.”
He looked down at her. “If it comes down to love or duty, I promise, you win every time. ~ Scarlett Cole,
1442:The history of the world begins with a seed. The seed is the kernel of what you are, but it is also the promise of what you can become. ~ Kate Elliott,
1443:...the past gives you an identity and the future holds the promise of salvation, of fulfillment in whaterver form. Both are illusions. ~ Eckhart Tolle,
1444:The promise of business is to increase the general well-being of humankind through service, a creative invention and ethical philosophy. ~ Paul Hawken,
1445:The promise to share the burden of our defense has gone unfulfilled for too many for too long, and it erodes the very foundation of NATO. ~ Mike Pence,
1446:You claim that any promise which gives you the power, and guarantees you the love of God must be the false promise of the devil. ~ Neale Donald Walsch,
1447:A fair and just society offers equality of opportunity to all. But it cannot promise, and should not try to enforce, sameness. ~ Christina Hoff Sommers,
1448:Courage, ne'er by sorrow broken! Aid where tears of virtue flow; Faith to keep each promise spoken! Truth alike to friend and foe! ~ Friedrich Schiller,
1449:Gird yourselves, therefore, with a holy courage, you who are learning through grace to live upon the promise of God by faith. ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon,
1450:I do urge you to welcome children. Even one child will make a difference in your life that you cannot fathom. I promise you, my girl. ~ Maryanne O Hara,
1451:If we have had no past, it is well for us to look hopefully to the future - for the shadows bear the promise of a brighter coming day. ~ Frances Harper,
1452:In each heart, the Divine's Presence is the promise of future and possible perfections.
   ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II, The Divine Is with You,
1453:I promise you that if you make exercise a vitally important part of your life, a lot of other things will magically fall into place. ~ Brendon Burchard,
1454:I promise you when I’m done, you will never have to question your beauty again because you’re going to feel every inch of your worth. ~ Victoria Ashley,
1455:It is better to run the risk of being considered indecisive, better to be uncertain and not promise, than to promise and not fulfill. ~ Oswald Chambers,
1456:It's a new day: Full of promise and love. The only thing that can take away that great feeling is - reading the news or speaking to people. ~ Bob Saget,
1457:I wish I could promise to never hurt you again. But I’ll hurt you. And you’ll hurt me. That’s what happens when people love each other. ~ Sariah Wilson,
1458:Like the Party he had joined too late, too young, Chan was a lost claim check, a series of time lapse photos of a promise as it broke. ~ Michael Chabon,
1459:Maybe it was the masks or maybe it was Rio. There was something in the air, the promise of pleasure that made it impossible to stop. “You’re ~ R S Grey,
1460:Promise me you’ll look after yourself … stay out of trouble …’ ‘I always do, Mrs Weasley,’ said Harry. ‘I like a quiet life, you know me. ~ J K Rowling,
1461:The extinctions ongoing worldwide promise to be at least as great as the mass extinction that occurred at the end of the age of dinosaurs. ~ E O Wilson,
1462:The promise of satisfaction in worldly loves is an enduring lie that moves the soul to unfaithfulness from its proper lover. ~ Saint Augustine of Hippo,
1463:This is my story; I promise to leave nothing out.
First you will smile, and then you will cry - don't say you haven't been warned. ~ Nicholas Sparks,
1464:When we create hope and opportunity in the lives of others, we allow love, decency and promise to triumph over cowardice and hate. ~ Kirsten Gillibrand,
1465:After all, there’s no shape or image in modern culture to match that of the gun. Nothing else has its universal authority or saving promise ~ Tim Winton,
1466:An Edward Povey hangs in my living room and every day I am reminded of his originality, his beauty, and the eternal promise of his craft. ~ Kate Mulgrew,
1467:a principal reason why we fall into sin is because of forgetfulness, forgetfulness of our promise and commitment to Christ at Baptism. ~ Michael Gaitley,
1468:Because we live in a fallen world, we suffer. But those of us who know Jesus are never alone in the suffering, that is the promise. ~ Melissa Turner Lee,
1469:He said he promised he wouldn’t try to kiss me again and I wanted to say don’t you dare promise not to kiss me again but I didn’t. ~ Tahereh Mafi,
1470:Hope just means another world might be possible, not promise, not guaranteed. Hope calls for action; action is impossible without hope. ~ Rebecca Solnit,
1471:I can promise you that the world is a factory. The sun stirs it, the humans rule it. And I remain. I carry them away.- spoken by death ~ Markus Zusak,
1472:I can promise you that the world is a factory.  The sun stirs it, the humans rule it.  And I remain.  I carry them away.- spoken by death ~ Markus Zusak,
1473:I can promise you that women working together - linked, informed and educated - can bring peace and prosperity to this forsaken planet. ~ Isabel Allende,
1474:I can promise you that women working together – linked, informed and educated – can bring peace and prosperity to this forsaken planet. ~ Isabel Allende,
1475:I didn’t have to ask if it was a girl. I just knew in my bones. As I felt air vacuumed from my lungs, I made a promise to myself not to cry. ~ Anonymous,
1476:I loved her against reason, against promise, against peace, against hope, against happiness, against all discouragement that could be. ~ Charles Dickens,
1477:I was sorry to lose it, and if you make me another one, I promise not to get taken captive by bandits and have to use it to save my life. ~ Shannon Hale,
1478:I would sooner walk in the dark, and hold hard to a promise of my God, than trust in the light of the brightest day that ever dawned. ~ Charles Spurgeon,
1479:Please give me some good advice in your next letter. I promise not to follow it. (in a letter written while she was in college) ~ Edna St Vincent Millay,
1480:Power is the central promise of evil, the dark light of that lamp, because nothing extinguishes the soul more quickly than pride in power. ~ Dean Koontz,
1481:Right, of course. But you keep the promise anyway. That's what love is. Love is keeping the promise anyway. Don't you believe in true love? ~ John Green,
1482:the Holy Land. The crusader army then proceeded to commission the Venetian fleet for transport in exchange for a promise of a 50-percent ~ David Graeber,
1483:There were no colors. Everything was neutral. From this I know that hell is not black or fiery. It is an unvaried gray without promise. ~ Louise Erdrich,
1484:you exactly what he promised Moses: “I will be with you.”5 A powerful promise, especially when you are facing the showdown of a lifetime. ~ Randy Frazee,
1485:Again, all any heart has ever said, and just as the word is said the moment is gone, so there is not even any sort of promise in it. ~ Marilynne Robinson,
1486:Cammy!” I blurt out quickly, trying to keep her welling tears from gushing down her sad face. “He didn’t say a word—to anyone. I promise. ~ Melanie Marks,
1487:Empower yourselves with a good education, then get out there and use that education to build a country worthy of your boundless promise. ~ Michelle Obama,
1488:I love you, Lucy. I'll always love you, even if you don't know it. So… even if forever isn't eternal, I promise to love you for our forever. ~ Jay McLean,
1489:In every breeze exhales the promise of spring,
Each sleeping tree
dreams green dreams;
the barren mountain
wakes in blossom. ~ Kelly Barnhill,
1490:I supposed, perhaps, you miss the promise of what could have been, while at the same time you are grateful that what it was instead is over. ~ Sylvia Day,
1491:It is rare that one can see in a little boy the promise of a man, but one can almost always see in a little girl the threat of a woman. ~ Alexandre Dumas,
1492:may I have a workshop at Alver? For experiments? If I promise faithfully not to blow the house up? If you please, Cousin Alverstoke … ? ~ Georgette Heyer,
1493:Promise me that you’ll never settle. I’ve settled for so much in my life because I didn’t think I was worth anything,” she told me. ~ Kimberly Rae Miller,
1494:There are men in all ages who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters ~ Daniel Webster,
1495:There’s light in the darkness, man. I promise you. And you’re going to be a part of it. There’s no one better than you to be a part of it. ~ Mia Sheridan,
1496:There wasn't nothing good about funerals. The very notion was a disturbance. -- The first two sentences of The Promise by Ann Weisgarber ~ Ann Weisgarber,
1497:They had drifted apart, as people do when they promise to stay in touch; the ones who are going to stay in touch don't need to promise. ~ Edward St Aubyn,
1498:This was because Benny Bianchi was always going to be a promise at the same time Benny Bianchi was the prize at the end of a crazy life. ~ Kristen Ashley,
1499:Time does not heal all wounds, no matter how many drugstore sympathy cards hastily scrawled by distant relatives promise this to be true. ~ Julie Buxbaum,
1500:We are hours and minutes reaching for the same second, holding hands as we spin forward into new days and the promise of something better. ~ Tahereh Mafi,

IN CHAPTERS [150/693]



  236 Integral Yoga
  157 Poetry
   52 Fiction
   52 Christianity
   40 Occultism
   30 Philosophy
   20 Yoga
   15 Psychology
   15 Mythology
   8 Mysticism
   5 Hinduism
   5 Baha i Faith
   4 Philsophy
   4 Integral Theory
   3 Sufism
   3 Science
   2 Buddhism
   1 Cybernetics
   1 Alchemy


  152 Sri Aurobindo
   99 The Mother
   65 Satprem
   42 William Wordsworth
   42 H P Lovecraft
   28 Saint Augustine of Hippo
   24 Nolini Kanta Gupta
   19 Sri Ramakrishna
   18 James George Frazer
   17 Robert Browning
   13 Walt Whitman
   12 Percy Bysshe Shelley
   11 Ovid
   11 Aleister Crowley
   10 Plato
   10 Friedrich Nietzsche
   10 Carl Jung
   10 Anonymous
   10 A B Purani
   8 Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
   7 John Keats
   6 William Butler Yeats
   5 Vyasa
   5 Jorge Luis Borges
   5 Baha u llah
   4 Saint Teresa of Avila
   4 Saint John of Climacus
   4 Ralph Waldo Emerson
   4 Nirodbaran
   4 Joseph Campbell
   3 Rainer Maria Rilke
   3 Lucretius
   3 Jordan Peterson
   3 Ibn Arabi
   3 George Van Vrekhem
   3 Franz Bardon
   2 Swami Krishnananda
   2 Sri Ramana Maharshi
   2 Rabindranath Tagore
   2 Plotinus
   2 Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
   2 Hafiz
   2 Friedrich Schiller
   2 Bokar Rinpoche


   61 Record of Yoga
   42 Wordsworth - Poems
   42 Lovecraft - Poems
   22 City of God
   18 The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna
   18 The Golden Bough
   17 Browning - Poems
   16 The Synthesis Of Yoga
   14 The Bible
   12 Whitman - Poems
   12 Shelley - Poems
   11 Prayers And Meditations
   11 Metamorphoses
   10 Evening Talks With Sri Aurobindo
   10 Agenda Vol 01
   9 Essays On The Gita
   9 Agenda Vol 04
   9 Agenda Vol 02
   8 Magick Without Tears
   8 Letters On Yoga II
   7 Thus Spoke Zarathustra
   7 The Life Divine
   7 The Confessions of Saint Augustine
   7 Savitri
   7 Questions And Answers 1957-1958
   7 Letters On Yoga IV
   7 Keats - Poems
   7 Agenda Vol 06
   6 Yeats - Poems
   6 The Human Cycle
   6 Questions And Answers 1956
   6 Liber ABA
   6 Essays In Philosophy And Yoga
   6 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 05
   6 Agenda Vol 08
   5 Words Of Long Ago
   5 Vishnu Purana
   5 The Secret Doctrine
   5 Some Answers From The Mother
   5 Mysterium Coniunctionis
   5 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01
   5 Collected Poems
   4 Words Of The Mother III
   4 Words Of The Mother II
   4 Twelve Years With Sri Aurobindo
   4 The Phenomenon of Man
   4 The Mother With Letters On The Mother
   4 The Ladder of Divine Ascent
   4 The Hero with a Thousand Faces
   4 Emerson - Poems
   4 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 04
   4 Agenda Vol 05
   4 Agenda Vol 03
   4 5.1.01 - Ilion
   3 Twilight of the Idols
   3 The Book of Certitude
   3 Sri Aurobindo or the Adventure of Consciousness
   3 Rilke - Poems
   3 Questions And Answers 1955
   3 Preparing for the Miraculous
   3 On the Way to Supermanhood
   3 Of The Nature Of Things
   3 Maps of Meaning
   3 Let Me Explain
   3 Labyrinths
   3 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02
   3 Agenda Vol 10
   2 The Way of Perfection
   2 The Study and Practice of Yoga
   2 The Practice of Psycho therapy
   2 The Practice of Magical Evocation
   2 The Interior Castle or The Mansions
   2 The Divine Comedy
   2 The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
   2 Tara - The Feminine Divine
   2 Talks
   2 Tagore - Poems
   2 Schiller - Poems
   2 On Education
   2 Letters On Yoga III
   2 Isha Upanishad
   2 Hafiz - Poems
   2 Faust
   2 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 08
   2 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03
   2 Arabi - Poems
   2 Aion
   2 Agenda Vol 12
   2 Agenda Vol 11
   2 Agenda Vol 09


0.00 - INTRODUCTION, #The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, #Sri Ramakrishna, #Hinduism
  Ten years after his coming to Kamarpukur, Khudiram made a pilgrimage on foot to Rameswar, at the southern extremity of India. Two years later was born his second son, whom he named Rameswar. Again in 1835, at the age of sixty, he made a pilgrimage, this time to Gaya. Here, from ancient times, Hindus have come from the four corners of India to discharge their duties to their departed ancestors by offering them food and drink at the sacred footprint of the Lord Vishnu. At this holy place Khudiram had a dream in which the Lord Vishnu promised to he born as his son. And Chandra Devi, too, in front of the Siva temple at Kamarpukur, had a vision indicating the birth of a divine child. Upon his return the husband found that she had conceived.
  It was on February 18, 1836, that the child, to be known afterwards as Ramakrishna, was born. In memory of the dream at Gaya he was given the name of Gadadhar, the "Bearer of the Mace", an epithet of Vishnu. Three years later a little sister was born.
  --
   At the age of nine Gadadhar was invested with the sacred thread. This ceremony conferred upon him the privileges of his brahmin lineage, including the worship of the Family Deity, Raghuvir, and imposed upon him the many strict disciplines of a brahmin's life. During the ceremony of investiture he shocked his relatives by accepting a meal cooked by his nurse, a sudra woman. His father would never have dreamt of doing such a thing But in a playful mood Gadadhar had once promised this woman that he would eat her food, and now he fulfilled his plighted word. The woman had piety and religious sincerity, and these were more important to the boy than the conventions of society.
   Gadadhar was now permitted to worship Raghuvir. Thus began his first training in meditation. He so gave his heart and soul to the worship that the stone image very soon appeared to him as the living Lord of the Universe. His tendency to lose himself in contemplation was first noticed at this time. Behind his boyish light-heartedness was seen a deepening of his spiritual nature.
  --
   Sri Ramakrishna set himself to the task of practising the disciplines of Tantra; and at the bidding of the Divine Mother Herself he accepted the Brahmani as his guru. He performed profound and delicate ceremonies in the Panchavati and under the bel-tree at the northern extremity of the temple compound. He practised all the disciplines of the sixty-four principal Tantra books, and it took him never more than three days to achieve the result promised in any one of them. After the observance of a few preliminary rites, he would be overwhelmed with a strange divine fervour and would go into samadhi, where his mind would dwell in exaltation. Evil ceased to exist for him. The word "carnal" lost its meaning. The whole world and everything in it appeared as the lila, the sport, of Siva and Sakti. He beheld held everywhere manifest the power and beauty of the Mother; the whole world, animate and inanimate, appeared to him as pervaded with Chit, Consciousness, and with Ananda, Bliss.
   He saw in a vision the Ultimate Cause of the universe as a huge luminous triangle giving birth every moment to an infinite number of worlds. He heard the Anahata Sabda, the great sound Om, of which the innumerable sounds of the universe are only so many echoes. He acquired the eight supernatural powers of yoga, which make a man almost omnipotent, and these he spurned as of no value whatsoever to the Spirit. He had a vision of the divine Maya, the inscrutable Power of God, by which the universe is created and sustained, and into which it is finally absorbed. In this vision he saw a woman of exquisite beauty, about to become a mother, emerging from the Ganges and slowly approaching the Panchavati. Presently she gave birth to a child and began to nurse it tenderly. A moment later she assumed a terrible aspect, seized the child with her grim jaws, and crushed it. Swallowing it, she re-entered the waters of the Ganges.
  --
   At the beginning of 1884 Narendra's father suddenly died of heart-failure, leaving the family in a state of utmost poverty. There were six or seven mouths to feed at home. Creditors were knocking at the door. Relatives who had accepted his father's unstinted kindness now became enemies, some even bringing suit to deprive Narendra of his ancestral home. Actually starving and barefoot, Narendra searched for a job, but without success. He began to doubt whether anywhere in the world there was such a thing as unselfish sympathy. Two rich women made evil proposals to him and promised to put an end to his distress; but he refused them with contempt.
   Narendra began to talk of his doubt of the very existence of God. His friends thought he had become an atheist, and piously circulated gossip adducing unmentionable motives for his unbelief. His moral character was maligned. Even some of the Master's disciples partly believed the gossip, and Narendra told these to their faces that only a coward believed in God through fear of suffering or hell. But he was distressed to think that Sri Ramakrishna, too, might believe these false reports. His pride revolted. He said to himself: "What does it matter? If a man's good name rests on such slender foundations, I don't care." But later on he was amazed to learn that the Master had never lost faith in him. To a disciple who complained about Narendra's degradation, Sri Ramakrishna replied: "Hush, you fool! The Mother has told me it can never be so. I won't look at you if you speak that way again."

0.00 - THE GOSPEL PREFACE, #The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, #Sri Ramakrishna, #Hinduism
  Sri Ramakrishna was a teacher for both the Orders of mankind, Sannysins and householders. His own life offered an ideal example for both, and he left behind disciples who followed the highest traditions he had set in respect of both these ways of life. M., along with Nag Mahashay, exemplified how a householder can rise to the highest level of sagehood. M. was married to Nikunja Devi, a distant relative of Keshab Chander Sen, even when he was reading at College, and he had four children, two sons and two daughters. The responsibility of the family, no doubt, made him dependent on his professional income, but the great devotee that he was, he never com promised with ideals and principles for this reason. Once when he was working as the headmaster in a school managed by the great Vidysgar, the results of the school at the public examination happened to be rather poor, and Vidysgar attri buted it to M's preoccupation with the Master and his consequent failure to attend adequately to the school work. M. at once resigned his post without any thought of the morrow. Within a fortnight the family was in poverty, and M. was one day pacing up and down the verandah of his house, musing how he would feed his children the next day. Just then a man came with a letter addressed to 'Mahendra Babu', and on opening it, M. found that it was a letter from his friend Sri Surendra Nath Banerjee, asking whether he would like to take up a professorship in the Ripon College. In this way three or four times he gave up the job that gave him the wherewithal to support the family, either for upholding principles or for practising spiritual Sadhanas in holy places, without any consideration of the possible dire worldly consequences; but he was always able to get over these difficulties somehow, and the interests of his family never suffered. In spite of his disregard for worldly goods, he was, towards the latter part of his life, in a fairly flourishing condition as the proprietor of the Morton School which he developed into a noted educational institution in the city. The Lord has said in the Bhagavad Git that in the case of those who think of nothing except Him, He Himself would take up all their material and spiritual responsibilities. M. was an example of the truth of the Lord's promise.
  Though his children received proper attention from him, his real family, both during the Master's lifetime and after, consisted of saints, devotees, Sannysins and spiritual aspirants. His life exemplifies the Master's teaching that an ideal householder must be like a good maidservant of a family, loving and caring properly for the children of the house, but knowing always that her real home and children are elsewhere. During the Master's lifetime he spent all his Sundays and other holidays with him and his devotees, and besides listening to the holy talks and devotional music, practised meditation both on the Personal and the Impersonal aspects of God under the direct guidance of the Master. In the pages of the Gospel the reader gets a picture of M.'s spiritual relationship with the Master how from a hazy belief in the Impersonal God of the Brahmos, he was step by step brought to accept both Personality and Impersonality as the two aspects of the same Non-dual Being, how he was convinced of the manifestation of that Being as Gods, Goddesses and as Incarnations, and how he was established in a life that was both of a Jnni and of a Bhakta. This Jnni-Bhakta outlook and way of living became so dominant a feature of his life that Swami Raghavananda, who was very closely associated with him during his last six years, remarks: "Among those who lived with M. in latter days, some felt that he always lived in this constant and conscious union with God even with open eyes (i.e., even in waking consciousness)." (Swami Raghavananda's article on M. in Prabuddha Bharata vol. XXXVII. P. 442.)

0.00 - The Wellspring of Reality, #Synergetics - Explorations in the Geometry of Thinking, #R Buckminster Fuller, #Science
  But, goaded by youth, we older ones are now taking second looks at almost everything. And that promises many ultimately favorable surprises. The oldsters do have vast experience banks not available to the youth. Their memory banks, integrated and reviewed, may readily disclose generalized principles of eminent importance.
  The word generalization in literature usually means covering too much territory too thinly to be persuasive, let alone convincing. In science, however, a generalization means a principle that has been found to hold true in every special case.

0.02 - Letters to a Sadhak, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  O Sweet Mother, I assure You, I promise You, that with
  Your Grace I will be myself again within a short time.
  --
  defects which prevent this achievement. I promise You
  that I will make a sincere effort to get rid of them, and

0.03 - Letters to My little smile, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  because I have promised to write about my thoughts and
  feelings and I don't want to deceive You. I have nothing
  --
  A great promise came from above for you yesterday6, the
   promise that you will be delivered from all your difficulties and
  --
  of the promises; and also you must be patient. In this physical
  world, things take time to get realised.
  --
  a promise that your difficulties would give way and that you
  would soon be able to emerge into a luminous, free and happy

0.03 - The Threefold Life, #The Synthesis Of Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  This mixing with life may, however, be pursued for the sake of the individual mind and with an entire indifference to the forms of the material existence or the uplifting of the race. This indifference is seen at its highest in the Epicurean discipline and is not entirely absent from the Stoic; and even altruism does the works of compassion more often for its own sake than for the sake of the world it helps. But this too is a limited fulfilment. The progressive mind is seen at its noblest when it strives to elevate the whole race to its own level whether by sowing broadcast the image of its own thought and fulfilment or by changing the material life of the race into fresh forms, religious, intellectual, social or political, intended to represent more nearly that ideal of truth, beauty, justice, righteousness with which the man's own soul is illumined. Failure in such a field matters little; for the mere attempt is dynamic and creative. The struggle of Mind to elevate life is the promise and condition of the conquest of life by that which is higher even than Mind.
  That highest thing, the spiritual existence, is concerned with what is eternal but not therefore entirely aloof from the transient. For the spiritual man the mind's dream of perfect beauty is realised in an eternal love, beauty and delight that has no dependence and is equal behind all objective appearances; its dream of perfect Truth in the supreme, self-existent, self-apparent and eternal Verity which never varies, but explains and is the secret of all variations and the goal of all progress; its dream of perfect action in the omnipotent and self-guiding Law that is inherent for ever in all things and translates itself here in the rhythm of the worlds. What is fugitive vision or constant effort of creation in the brilliant Self is an eternally existing Reality in the Self that knows2 and is the Lord.

0.05 - Letters to a Child, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  Never forget this promise of Sri Aurobindo and keep
  courage in spite of all difficulties. You are sure to reach the goal,

0.06 - INTRODUCTION, #Dark Night of the Soul, #Saint John of the Cross, #Christianity
  therefore promises to be brief in his treatment of it. Of the latter, on the other hand,
  he will 'treat more fully . . . since very little has been said of this, either in speech or

01.03 - The Yoga of the King - The Yoga of the Souls Release, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  And the song of promise of unrealised heavens
  And all that hides in an omnipotent Sleep.

01.04 - The Secret Knowledge, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  The godhead promised to our struggling souls
  When first man's heart dared death and suffered life.

01.05 - The Yoga of the King - The Yoga of the Spirits Freedom and Greatness, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  The Eternal's promise to his labouring Force
  Inducing the world-passion to begin,

01.07 - The Bases of Social Reconstruction, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   The French Revolution wanted to remould human society and its ideal was liberty, equality and fraternity. It pulled down the old machinery and set up a new one in its stead. And the result? "Liberty, Equality, Fraternity" remained always in effect a cry in the wilderness. Another wave of idealism is now running over the earth and the Bolshevists are its most fiercely practical exponents. Instead of dealing merely with the political machinery, the Socialistic Revolution tries to break and remake, above all, the social machinery. But judged from the results as yet attained and the tendencies at work, few are the reasons to hope but many to fear the worst. Even education does not seem to promise us anything better. Which nation was better educatedin the sense we understood and still commonly understand the wordthan Germany?
   And yet we have no hesitation today to call them Huns and Barbarians. That education is not giving us the right thing is proved further by the fact that we are constantly changing our programmes and curriculums, everyday remodelling old institutions and founding new ones. Even a revolution in the educational system will not bring about the desired millennium, so long as we lay so much stress upon the system and not upon man himself. And finally, look to all the religions of the worldwe have enough of creeds and dogmas, of sermons and mantras, of churches and templesand yet human life and society do not seem to be any the more worthy for it.

0.10 - Letters to a Young Captain, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  There are too many tight knots in the immense organisation of this Ashram. When will the promised day
  come when there will be nothing but unmixed harmony,
  --
  human and egoistic lines. I have never promised to do anything
  of the kind. Human nature is made up of imperfections, even

01.12 - Goethe, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Thus, as sanctioned by God, there is a competition, a wager between man and Satan. The pact between the parties is this that, on the one hand, Satan will serve man here in life upon earth, and on the other hand, in return, man will have to serve Satan there, on the other side of life. That is to say, Satan will give the whole world to man to enjoy, man will have to give Satan only his soul. Man in his ignorance says he does not care for his soul, does not know of a there or elsewhere: he will be satisfied if he gets what he wants upon earth. That, evidently, is the demand of what is familiarly known as life-force (lan vital): the utmost fulfilment of the life-force is what man stands for, although the full significance of the movement may not be clear to him or even to Satan at the moment. For life-force does not necessarily drag man down, as its grand finale as it were, into hellhowever much Satan might wish it to be so. In what way, we shall see presently. Now Satan promises man all that he would desire and even more: he would give him his fill so' that he will ask for no more. Man takes up the challenge and declares that his hunger is insatiable, whatever Satan can bring to it, it will take in and press on: satisfaction and satiety will never come in his way. Satan thinks he knows better, for he is armed with a master weapon to lay man low and make him cry halt!
   Love Human and Love Divine

0.14 - Letters to a Sadhak, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  with the promises one has made. But the only true and binding
  faithfulness is faithfulness to the Divine - and that is the faithfulness we all ought to acquire through sincere and sustained

0 1954-08-25 - what is this personality? and when will she come?, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   Oh! But you see, from an occult standpoint, it is a selection. From an external standpoint you could say that there are people in the world who are far superior to you (and I would not disagree!), but from an occult standpoint, it is a selection. There are It can be said that without a doubt the majority of young people here have come because it was promised them that they would be present at the Hour of Realization but they just dont remember it! (Mother laughs) I have already said several times that when you come down on earth, you fall on your head, which leaves you a little dazed! (laughter) Its a pity, but after all, you dont have to remain dazed all your lives, do you? You should go deep within yourselves and there find the immortal consciousness then you can see very well, you can very clearly remember the circumstances in which you you aspired to be here for the Hour of the Works realization.
   But actually, to tell you the truth, I think your lives are so easy that you dont exert yourselves very much! How many among you have truly an INTENSE need to find their psychic beings? To find out truly who they are? To find out what their roles are, why they are here? You just let yourselves drift. You even complain when things arent easy enough! You just take things as they come. And sometimes, should an aspiration arise in you and you encounter some difficulty in yourself, you say, Oh, Mother is there! Shell take care of it for me! And you think about something else.

0 1956-04-23, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   And the things that were promised shall be fulfilled.
   and rewrites it as follows in her own hand:
  --
   The things that were promised are fulfilled.1
   Original English.

0 1956-04-24, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   The manifestation of the Supramental upon earth is no more a promise but a living fact, a reality.
   It is at work here, and one day will come when the most blind, the most unconscious, even the most unwilling shall be obliged to recognize it.

0 1956-05-02, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   Sweet Mother, you said, The Supramental has come down on earth. What does this mean, exactly? You also said, The things that were promised are fulfilled. What are these things?
   Oh, really! How ignorant! It has been promised for such a very long time, it has been said for such a very long timenot only here in the Ashram, but ever since the beginning of the earth. There have been all kinds of predictions, by all kinds of prophets. It has been said, There will be a new heaven and a new earth, a new race shall be born, the world shall be transformed Prophets have spoken of this in every tradition.
   You said, They are fulfilled.

0 1958-02-03b - The Supramental Ship, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   When I invited you on a voyage into the unknown, a voyage of adventure,2 I did not know just how true were my words! And I can promise those who are ready to embark upon this adventure that they will make some very astonishing discoveries.
   Indeed, one of the people near Mother had pulled Her out of the experience.

0 1958-07-06, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   Then the war and all the difficulties came, bringing a tremendous increase of people and expenditure (the war cost a fortuneanything at all cost ten times more than before), and suddenly, finished, nothing more. Not exactly nothing, but a thin little trickle. And when I asked, it didnt come. So one day, I put the question to Ganesh through his image (! ), I asked him, What about your promise?I cant do it, its too much for me; my means are too limited!Ah! I said to myself (laughing), What bad luck! And I no longer counted on him.
   Once someone even asked Santa Claus! A young Muslim girl who had a special liking for Father Christmas I dont know why, as it was not part of her religion! Without saying a word to me, she called on Santa Claus and told him, Mother doesnt believe in you; you should give Her a gift to prove to Her that you exist. You can give it to Her for Christmas. And it happened! She was quite proud.

0 1959-05-25, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   As for you, I received your promise made very solemnly at a moment of clear consciousness, and I am sure you will not fail in it.
   My love is with you.
  --
   If it is to make me feel all my wrongs that you remind me of my solemn promise, then I am ready to acknowledge all these wrongs. I am guilty, without any extenuating circumstances, and I expect no indulgence.
   I can easily understand that your task on this earth is not particularly encouraging and you must find our human matter stupid and rebellious. I do not wish to throw upon you more bad things than you already receive, but I wish you could also understand certain things. I am not made for this withered life, not made for putting sentences together all day long, not made for living alone in my holefriendless, loveless, with nothing but mantras, and waiting for a better that never comes. For three years I have wanted to leave and each time I yielded out of scruples that you needed me, though also because I am attached to you. But after the [book on] Sri Aurobindo, there will be something else, there will always be something else that will make my departure look like a betrayal. I am fed up with living in my head, always in my head, with paper and ink. It was not of this that I dreamed when I was ten years old and ran with the wind over the untamed heaths. I am suffocating. You ask too much of me; or rather, I am not worth your expectation.

0 1959-06-08, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   The earthquake he mentioned promises to be a kind of pralaya (as X put it), for not only Bombay will be touched. This is what he said: America supports Pakistan, but the gods do not support Pakistan, and Pakistan will be punished by the gods. HALF of western Pakistan, including Karachi, will go into the sea. The sea will enter into Rajasthan and touch India also
   X then said that India would side with America against the Communist bloc (in spite of Americas support to Pakistan), and furthermore, that the day India sides with America, America will cease supporting Pakistan. In any case, it will be the end of Pakistan.

0 1959-06-11, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   As of yesterday evening I am a man delivered. It took only a very little word from X, and suddenly a weight seemed to have been lifted from me, and I knew at last that I would be fulfilled. All this is still so new, so improbable that I can scarcely believe it, and I wonder if by chance some evil blow is not still lurking in wait for me behind this promise of happiness; thus I shall be reassured only when I have told you everything, recounted all. But X has asked, me to wait a few more days before telling you this story, for he wants to give me certain additional details so that you may have all the elements, as accurately as possible.
   But I did not want to wait any longer to express my gratitude. I am still not so sure how all this will turn out nor how this destiny that he predicts for me can be realized, but I want to repeat to you, with all my confidence: I am your child, may your will be done now and forever.

0 1960-07-23 - The Flood and the race - turning back to guide and save amongst the torrents - sadhana vs tamas and destruction - power of giving and offering - Japa, 7 lakhs, 140000 per day, 1 crore takes 20 years, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   And in fact, periodically, in one way or another, in one form or another, I receive a kind of assurance, a promise that it will all go well.
   ***

0 1961-01-29, #Agenda Vol 02, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   I promised Nolini I would show him this.
   Yes, Mother, this is a problem. Often when you tell me things of such importance I feel I benefit from them quite egoisticallycould they be shown to Pavitra now and then? Do you want them to be kept absolutely confidential, or may I show them to Pavitra occasionally?

0 1961-02-04, #Agenda Vol 02, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Then after these two incidents, I received a visit one night from the King of Serpents. He was wearing a superb crown on his headsymbolic, of course, but anyway, he was the spirit of the species. He had the appearance of a cobra, and he was wonderful! A formidable beast, and wonderful! He said he had come to make a pact with me: I had demonstrated my power over his species, so he wanted to come to an understanding. All right, I said, what do you propose? I not only promise that serpents wont harm you, he replied, but that they will obey you. But you must promise me something in return: never to kill one of them. I thought it over and said, No, I cant make this promise, because if ever one of yours attacks one of mine (a being that depends upon me), my pact with you could not stop me from protecting him. I can assure you that I have no bad feelings and no intention of killingkilling is not on my program! But I cant commit myself, because it would restrict my freedom of decision. He left without replying, so it remains status quo.
   I have had several experiences demonstrating my power over snakes (not so much as over catswith cats its extraordinary!). Long ago, I often used to take a drive and then stop somewhere for a walk. One day after my walk, as I was getting back into the car to drive away (the door was still open), a very large snake came out, right from the spot I had just left. He was furious and heading straight towards the open door, ready to strike (luckily I was alone, neither the driver nor Pavitra were there, otherwise). When the snake had come quite near, I looked at him closely and said, What do you want? Why have you come here? There was a pause. Then he fell down flat and off he went. I hadnt made a move, only asked him, What do you want? Why have you come here? You know, they have a way of suddenly falling back, going limp, and prrt! Gone!

0 1961-02-25, #Agenda Vol 02, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   This one is the Constant Remembrance of the Divine.1 This is Life Energy2 and Purified Life Energy.3 Then Faithfulness4: the peace of FaithfulnessFaithfulness to the Divine, of course, thats understood! This is Divine Solicitude5; this is the Aspiration for Transformation,6 and the response: see how beautiful it islike velvet! its the promise of Realization.7 Here is Light Without Obscurity,8 and finally Realization9the first flower from the tree at Nanteuil.10
   There you are.

0 1961-03-04, #Agenda Vol 02, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Look, its Enthusiasm, see how beautiful it is! It must be put in water right away, otherwise. It needs vital force and water is vital force. Its lovely! What fantasy! And this one is the Consciousness one with the Divine Consciousness,1 but supramentalizedbeginning to be supramentalized. And here is a very pretty promise of Realization2, and heres Balance3 and the Peace of Faithfulness.4
   There you are, mon petit.
  --
   In addition, I told them it was preferable not to hold any functions herethey can be held at Tapogiri in the Himalayas, or elsewhere and this is understood. They did hold a seminar here (a perfect fiasco, besides), but it had been arranged a long time ago. They invited people who promised to come (I think very few showed up in the end), and it was of very secondary importance. Nevertheless, I told them, This is the last time; dont do it here any more. At Tapogiri, as often as you like: its a beautiful spot in the mountains, a health resort, people go there in the summer for the fresh air and to sit around and chat!
   What shocked me was. You know I rarely leave my house, but each time I would come to the Ashram for darshan or to see you, always, as if by chance, I would find J. off in a corner with some European visitor. The repetition of this coincidence made me wonder, Whats he doing so systematically with ALL the European visitors?! And it shocked me to imagine myself in their place: just suppose, I said to myself, you are coming to the Ashram for the first time, very open, in search of a great truth, and you stumble upon this man who tells you: Sri Aurobindo = World Union. Well, my first reaction would be, Im leaving, Im not interested!

0 1961-03-11, #Agenda Vol 02, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Oh! (Mother notices the flowers in her hands) This is Supramental Beauty,2 this is Supramental Victory and this is the Endurance3 needed to get there and the promise.4 Then this one is a lily that grows here (Mother looks at it for a long time) and inside I have put Attachment for the Divine5I brought it for you because its so lovely.
   What are we working on today? (Mother looks at Sri Aurobindos Aphorisms) Ive already begun replying!

0 1961-04-25, #Agenda Vol 02, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   After this, I received the draft of the Sri Aurobindo Societys brochure to be distributed among all disciples, all society members, in order to encourage them. Well, that was the last straw! Oh, the most asinine propaganda! And plump in the middle of a bunch of other things (which had nothing to do with me), I come across this: We have the great fortune to have the Mother among us, and we propose to be the intermediary for all who wish to come into direct contact with her! They wanted to print this and distribute it, just like that! So I took my brightest red ink and wrote: I do not accept this responsibility, you cannot make this promise. And that was that. I cut it. And now heres A., doing the same thing!
   (silence)
  --
   I have no intention of doing so, none at all. Not that Im the least bit interested in all this outer jumble, not for that, but I promised Sri Aurobindo I would try. So.
   So, thats that.

0 1961-05-19, #Agenda Vol 02, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   When these promised things are achieved, then something like a Power will comepersonally I dont consider that I have power. For the moment its nothing. It is NOTHING. My conception of Power is that when this must be comes into the consciousness, well, it MUST be. But its not like that now. All the other forces, the other movements of consciousness, enter and interfere,4 and the usual mess results; there is a little bit of that, a bit of this, a bit of the otherin short, an approximation. Sometimes it works, but then it is.
   The movement of initiating the action always proceeds in the same wayas something imperatively SEEN. Consequently, it should ALWAYS have an effect; but all kinds of things enter and cause a disturbance. So I dont call that Powerits too haphazard. But dont worry yourself over all this chatter.

0 1961-07-15, #Agenda Vol 02, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   And that was when I received the Command from the Supreme, who was right here, this close (Mother presses her face). He told me, This is what is promised. Now the Work must be done.
   And not individual but collective work was meant. So naturally, because of the way it came, it was joyously accepted and immediately implemented.

0 1961-11-05, #Agenda Vol 02, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   According to what Sri Aurobindo saw and what I saw as well, the Rishis had the contact, the experiencehow to put it? A kind of lived knowledge of the thing, coming like a promise, saying, THAT is what will be. But its not permanent. Theres a big difference between their experience and the DESCENTwhat Sri Aurobindo calls the descent of the Supermind: something that comes and establishes itself.
   Even when I had that experience [the first supramental manifestation of February 29, 1956], when the Lord said, The time has come, well, it was not a complete descent; it was the descent of the Consciousness, the Light, and a part, an aspect of the Power. It was immediately absorbed and swallowed up by the world of Inconscience, and from that moment on it began to work in the atmosphere. But it was not THE thing that comes and gets permanently established; when that happens, we wont need to speak of itit will be obvious!
  --
   And what the Rishis had was a sort of promisean INDIVIDUAL experience.
   Anyhow, theres a problem I want to ask you about, but you dont have time now.

0 1962-01-21, #Agenda Vol 03, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   I find it difficult to take these psycho-analysts at all seriously when they try to scrutinise spiritual experience by the flicker of their torch-lights,yet perhaps one ought to, for half-knowledge is a powerful thing and can be a great obstacle to the coming in front of the true Truth. This new psychology looks to me very much like children learning some summary and not very adequate alphabet, exulting in putting their a-b-c-d of the subconscient and the mysterious underground super-ego together and imagining that their first book of obscure beginnings (c-a-t cat, t-r-e-e tree) is the very heart of the real knowledge. They look from down up and explain the higher lights by the lower obscurities; but the foundation of these things is above and not below, upari budhna esam. The superconscient, not the subconscient, is the true foundation of things. The significance of the lotus is not to be found by analysing the secrets of the mud from which it grows here; its secret is to be found in the heavenly archetype of the lotus that blooms for ever in the Light above. The self-chosen field of these psychologists is besides poor, dark and limited; you must know the whole before you can know the part and the highest before you can truly understand the lowest. That is the promise of the greater psychology awaiting its hour before which these poor gropings will disappear and come to nothing.4
   Questioned about the meaning of these words, Mother said, "The state I was in was like a memory."

0 1962-05-13, #Agenda Vol 03, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   And then a Voice was explaining everything to me (not exactly a Voice, but something that was Sri Aurobindos origin, like the most recent gust from the Origin). As the experience unfolded, this Voice explained each gust to me, each span of the universe; and then it explained how it all became like this (Mother makes a gesture of reversal): the distortion of the universe. And I was wondering how it was possible, with that Consciousness, that supreme Consciousness, to relate to the present, distorted universe. How to make the connection without losing that Consciousness? A relationship between the two seemed impossible. And thats when that sort of Voice reminded me of my promise, that I had promised to do the Work on earth and it would be done. I promised to do the Work and it will be done.
   Then began the process of descent,1 and the Voice was explaining it to me I lived through it all in detail, and it wasnt pleasant. It took an hour and a half to change from that true Consciousness to the individual consciousness. Because throughout the experience this present individuality no longer existed, this body no longer existed, there were no more limits, I was no longer herewhat was here was THE PERSON. An hour and a half was needed to return to the body-consciousness (not the physical consciousness but the body-consciousness), to the individual body-consciousness.

0 1962-05-15, #Agenda Vol 03, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   About that promise you received.
   I didnt receive a promisethis Voice made me remember a promise I had made. I was saying to myself, How to connect this true Consciousness to the other oneits impossible! And just then I seemed to hear not Sri Aurobindo exactly, because then you immediately think of a particular body, but that sort of Voice saying to me, Your promise. You said you would do the Work. So thats when I said, Yes, I shall do the Work. And from that moment on the process of materialization began, the entire transition from the true Consciousness to the ordinary consciousness.
   I didnt receive a promise, but a reminder of the promise I had made.
   And was that what allowed you to say, The thing is done?
  --
   And the moment I became aware that it was decreed, I thought, But how can THAT be translated into that? How can the two be joined? That was when the words came: You promised to do it, therefore you will do it; and slowly the transition began, as if I were again being sent back to do it. Yes, as if You promised to do it and you will do it; well, thats what I meant by a promise. And I came back towards this body to do it.
   I said on April 3 the body was the battlefield, that the battle was being waged IN this body. And then in that experience [of April 13] I was sent back into the body, because the thing that last creative gusthad to be realized through this body.

0 1962-06-27, #Agenda Vol 03, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   I have been given certain promisesgreat promises. Not promises, but what comes is: This is how it will be. Great thingsconcrete manifestations of the divine Power, the divine Consciousness, the divine Action. And spontaneous, natural, inevitable.
   This is obviously being prepared (Mother touches her body) so that it wont put the usual obstacles in the way of expression.

0 1963-01-02, #Agenda Vol 04, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   I feel the work is going fairly fast inside, there are some interesting things (what shall I say?) like promises. But the [bodys] sensitivity and the possibility of imbalance have heightened, in the sense that a mere trifle, which in other circumstances would have been totally unimportant and would have just gone by smoothly, throws the body off balance the body has grown terribly sensitive. For example, a wrong reaction in someone, a tension or some reaction of a quite ordinary order, causes a sudden weariness in my body, as if it were exhausted. Then I have to collect myself and plunge back into the Source so that
   These are difficult days.

0 1963-03-23, #Agenda Vol 04, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   If there were something like a living proof of the truth of what was promisedah, that would be worthwhile. But thats not it! We havent reached that point. It [a victory conditional on others] speeds things up a little; but it has always been said that if people joined in the effort, it would speed things up to some extentsome extent, but to what extent? We cant say.
   (silence)

0 1963-03-27, #Agenda Vol 04, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Sri Aurobindo promised Perfection
   and to attain it, the first requisite,
  --
   Consequently, according to the experience of these last few days, the quest for Security is but a first step towards Perfection. He came to announce (I put promise deliberately), to promise Perfection, but between that promise and its realization, there are many steps; and in my experience, this is the first step: the quest for Security. And it corresponds fairly well to the global state of mind.
   (silence)

0 1963-06-26b, #Agenda Vol 04, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   I was on a staircase that looked like the one leading to the meditation room. Two Ashram girls, about sixteen or seventeen years old, were there, waiting to go upstairs to see mother. When I heard that, I was seized by a sense of great danger. Because I KNEW that You werent there. So I began to give instructions to the two girls, whom I knew, in fact, one especially. I dont remember what I told them but it was a matter of willof life and death. The girl who knew me well promised she would do as I said, the other didnt seem to understand, and time was running out. In fact, the first girl had hardly had time to understand when the door opened and the mother was there to receive us. I had a glimpse of her. She was shorter than You in size, but her face resembled yours, though not the look. Also she had all over her round black spots (not jet black, rather brownish black). But for that, she was white.
   After that glimpse, I turned and went back, because, Little Mother, I felt that if that false Mother could lay her hands on me once, I would never come out alive. Whereas if I could go out of that place, I might find a way to save the life of at least one of the girls. So before my absence was noticed, I started downstairs. The staircase has become narrow. The door is shut and a dark-looking guard is there. He is surprised to see me and does not want to let me out. I insist that he must open the door. He asks whether I saw the Mother. I answer yes. He doesnt seem convinced. I add that she is covered with black spots. He is obliged to let me out but thinks that the second guard farther on may stop me. I go downstairs; I see the second guard but go another way; then there are closed doors everywhere, and I open some doors which, according to them, I should not have been able to open. Finally I come to a courtyard, with the last door closed behind me. I still had to cross the courtyard unseen and climb over the high walls that surrounded the house. At that point, I was awakened by servants before I knew whether or not I was able to get out.

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

0 1963-07-24, #Agenda Vol 04, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   The importance of the body is obvious; it is because he has developed or been given a body and brain capable of receiving and serving a progressive mental illumination that man has risen above the animal. Equally, it can only be by developing a body or at least a functioning of the physical instrument capable of receiving and serving a still higher illumination that he will rise above himself and realise, not merely in thought and in his internal being but in life, a perfectly divine manhood. Otherwise either the promise of Life is cancelled, its meaning annulled and earthly being can only realise Sachchidananda by abolishing itself, by shedding from it mind, life and body and returning to the pure Infinite, or else man is not the divine instrument, there is a destined limit to the consciously progressive power which distinguishes him from all other terrestrial existences and as he has replaced them in the front of things, so another must eventually replace him and assume his heritage.
   (The Life Divine, XVIII.231)
  --
   We find it worthwhile to publish here a letter Mother wrote (in English) to Prithwi Singh, Sujata's father, just a few days before Sri Aurobindo's letter published at the beginning of this conversation, on August 30, 1945: "I do not see that the Supramental will act in the way you expect from It. Its action will be to effectuate the Divine's Will upon earth whatever that may be. On men Its action will be to turn their will consciously or unconsciously on their part towards the way in which the Divine's Will wants them to go. But I cannot promise you that the Divine's will is to preserve the present human civilisation."
   ***

0 1963-07-27, #Agenda Vol 04, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   I told you the story of the other one who came to be operated on and died2 (that makes two in a row, among our best workers). The other one had an important government position and did us some incredible services (he was a very intelligent man and had been chief justice for a very long time), he was very helpful and full of faith and devotion. This one [M.] had even promised to lend some money, but he died just beforea few days before he was due to give it!3 But the first one was a conscious, highly mentalized being, with a very well-formed mental being; he knew a lot and he told me, I am very conscious and now I know that I am fully alive and fully conscious, so I dont want an impotent body that constantly requires someone to nurse it or move it around. I prefer to change. He asked me to find him a good one (!) This one didnt ask to take a new body, but the last thing he said (afterwards, he was paralyzed) was: I must live, because I want to give ten lakhs of rupees to the Mother. And he left with thatso an appropriate body has to be found.
   But this one [M.] knew very little, he wasnt an intellectual, he was a man of action, very psychicvery much so! Lovely, oh, lovely! He was like a little child, naked, of course, a baby this big, with small arms, small legsdancing about, he was glad, laughing and laughing, he was happy. And all luminous. I immediately told his son (he did a pranam and rose with his eyes full of tears), I told him, Dont weep, he is now where he wants to be and perfectly at rest. I didnt tell him the storyhe wouldnt have understood a thing!

0 1963-12-18, #Agenda Vol 04, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   It is equally ignorant and one thousand miles away from my teaching to find it in your relations with human beings or in the nobility of the human character or an idea that we are here to establish mental and moral and social Truth and justice on human and egoistic lines. I have never promised to do anything of the kind. Human nature is made up of imperfections, even its righteousness and virtue are pretensions, imperfections and prancings of a self-approbatory egoism. What is aimed at by us is a spiritual truth as the basis of life, the first words of which are surrender and union with the Divine and the transcendence of ego. So long as that basis is not established, a sadhak is only an ignorant and imperfect human being struggling with the evils of the lower nature.
   I want to offer it to an American admiral who is here and who needs to know this.
  --
   I like this letter, because he says, I have NEVER promised anything of the kind. This is to me the important point.
   ***

0 1963-12-31, #Agenda Vol 04, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Thats a promise: the G.
   Whenever a promise comes, it ends with a G.
   (Mother vibrates the G)
  --
   (Sujata:) Is it the promise that came?
   Yes, the promise of the G. The G always promises.
   (Mother sets the calendar to January 1, 1964, and reads Sri Aurobindos quotation)

0 1964-01-04, #Agenda Vol 05, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   I had X told about a rather interesting encounter of mine with Ganapati1 (quite a few years ago), and how he had promised to give me whatever I needed and actually gave it for quite a long time, certainly more than ten years, and generously so. Then everything changed in the Ashram. It was after the war, the children came and we spilled over; we became much more complex, much larger, and began to be in touch with foreign countries, particularly America. And I continued to be in contact with Ganapati; I cant say I used to do a puja to him (!), but every morning I would put a flower in front of his image. Then one morning I asked him, Why have you stopped doing what you had been doing for such a long time? I listened, and he clearly replied, Your need has grown too large. I didnt quite understand, because he has at his disposal fortunes larger than what I needed. But then, some time afterwards, I had this told to X, who answered me from the height of his punditism, Let her not be concerned with the gods, I will look after that! It was needlessly insolent. Then I turned to Ganapati and asked him, What does all that mean? And I clearly saw (it wasnt he who answered, it was Sri Aurobindo), I clearly saw that Ganapati has power only over those who have faith in him, which means its limited to India, while I needed money from America, France, England, Africa and that he has no power there, so he couldnt help. It became very clear, I was at peace, I understood: Very well, he did his best, thats all. And its true that I keep receiving from India, though not sufficiently; especially as since Independence half of India has been ruined, and all those who used to give me a lot of money no longer do, because they no longer canit isnt that they no longer want to, but that they no longer can.
   For instance, M. was greatly interested in my story about Ganapati, and I saw that there was a connection between him and Ganapati, so I told him, But turn to him and he will give you the right inspiration. And since then M. has been perfect, really; all that he can do he does to the utmost of his ability. So all this is very good.
  --
   But I gave you your name because There are many people who are very, very different apparently and are in relation with very different aspects of the Mother, yet who all, for a reason which I know, will find the fullness of their being only when, Truth having been fulfilled on earth, divine Love will be able to manifest purely thats why I called you Satprem. And there are other people, whom I know very well, who appear to be at the other end (how can I put it?) of the realization of their character (they are entirely different in origin, entirely different in influence), and yet who have exactly the same character with regard to something else, which I will tell only when the time comes. And its only when divine Love can manifest in its absoluteness that they will have the fullness of their being. So that for the moment they have, like you, but for very different reasons, the feeling that things dont move, nothing gets done, nothing changes you know, that all your efforts are useless; or else, for a few who do not have a sufficiently developed higher mind, they dont have faith: they think, Oh, its all promises, but (vague gesture, up above).
   You are saved from that difficulty by the fact that up above you understand fully. But thats very rareyou should be infinitely grateful! (Mother laughs)

0 1964-03-07, #Agenda Vol 05, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   I told you last time that when I returned from the balcony on the 29th, it was as if in my concentration I said to the Lord, Well, well wait another four years. That was the impression. And since then (today is the same day as the 29th, it was just a week ago), everything has been like this (quivering gesture in the atmosphere), like hosts of little promises but promises that havent come to fruition, in other words, its always something that IS to come, something that IS to be, something that IS to be realized; something thats drawing near, but nothing tangible. And last night, when I awoke from my usual concentration (its almost always at the same time: between midnight and half past midnight), I felt something special in the atmosphere, so immediately I let myself flow into it and made contact with it.
   I noticed (Ive known it for some time, but it was quite concrete this time) that in my rest, as soon as I am at rest, the body is completely identified with the material substance of the earth, that is to say, the experience of the material substance of the earth becomes its ownwhich may be expressed by all sorts of things (it depends on the day, on the occasion). I had known for a long time that it was no longer the individual consciousness; it isnt the collective consciousness of mankind: its a terrestrial consciousness, meaning it also contains the material substance of the earth, including the unconscious substance. Because I have prayed a lot, concentrated a lot, aspired a lot for the transformation of the Inconscient (since it is the essential condition for the thing to happen)because of that there has been a kind of identification.
  --
   At any rate, last nights experience was decisive in that it coordinated all those scattered little promises, all those scattered little advances, and gave a TERRESTRIAL meaning to all those little things that came making a promise of progress here, a promise of consciousness thereall those promises have suddenly been coordinated within a sort of totality on the scale of the earth. I didnt feel it as something crushing in its immensity, not at all: it was still something dominated by my consciousness. A little thing (Mother holds up a ball in her hands), which my consciousness dominated but which was (for the moment) the exclusive object of my concentrations. And when I returned to the external consciousness (there was a moment when I had both consciousnesses at once), then I saw that the supposedly individual or personal consciousness, the consciousness of the bodyof the bodywas no more than a sort of convention necessary for maintaining contact. With the feeling that a step or two morenot manywill give THE Will (the supreme Will, that is) full power to act on this body.
   It [this body] wasnt much more interesting or important than many other bodiesit didnt at all have the sense of its importance. Even, in the overall vision of the Work, its present imperfections were quite simply tolerated, even accepted, not because they are unavoidable, but because the amount of concentration and exclusive attention necessary to change them does not appear to be important enough to stop or reduce the general work. Thats how it was there was a smile for lots of little things. Finally, as for the Thing (the great thing from the artistic point of view of the material appearance, great too from the point of view of public faith, which only goes by appearances, of course, and which will be convinced only when there is an obvious transformation), it appeared to be, for the moment, at any rate, something secondary and not urgent. But there was a fairly clear perception that soon (how can I put it?) the state of being or way of being (I think they say the modus vivendi) of the body, of this fragment of terrestrial Matter, could be altered, ruled, entirely driven by the direct Will. Because it was as if ALL the illusions had fallen away one after another, and every time an illusion disappeared it produced one of those little promises that came in succession, announcing something that would come about later. So that prepared the final realization.
   When I got up this morning, I had the feeling that a corner had been turned. But not at alloh, not at all!a subjective thing, not at all: a corner has been turned FOR THE EARTH. It doesnt matter in the least if people arent aware of it.2

0 1964-07-22, #Agenda Vol 05, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   The day when the earth (because we were promised it, and they arent vain promises), the day the earth manifests That, it will be a glory.
   Ive had very faint and momentary perceptions of what it could beit was beautiful. It was magnificent.

0 1964-12-02, #Agenda Vol 05, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Of course, in matters of faith (I dont mean for a very precise and very clear scientific mind), but in matters of faith, there is so far no clear proof that the Lord wants to realize Himself here; except, perhaps, for two or three visionaries who had the experience. Someone asked me if there had been a supramental realization previously, that is, before historical times (because historical times are extremely limited, of course). Naturally, the question always corresponds to one of the things that are shown to me in moments of concentration. So I answered very spontaneously that there hadnt been a collective realization, but that there might have been one or several individual realizations, as examples of what would be and as a promisea promise and examples: This is what will be.
   Ive had some very precise memorieslived memoriesof a human life on earth, quite primitive (I mean outside any mental civilization), a human life on earth that wasnt an evolutionary life, but the manifestation of beings from another world. I lived in that way for a timea lived memory. I still see it, I still have the image of it in my memory. It had nothing to do with civilization and mental development: it was a blossoming of force, of beauty, in a NATURAL, spontaneous life, like animal life, but with a perfection of consciousness and power that far surpasses the one we have now; and indeed with a power over all surrounding Nature, animal nature and vegetable nature and mineral nature, a DIRECT handling of Matter, which men do not havethey need intermediaries, material instruments, whereas this was direct. And there were no thoughts or reasoning: it was spontaneous (gesture indicating the direct radiating action of will on Matter). I have the lived memory of this. It must have existed on earth because it wasnt premonitory: it wasnt a vision of the future, it was a past memory. So there must have been a moment It was limited to two beings: I dont have the feeling there were many. And there was no childbirth or anything animal, absolutely not; it was a life, yes, a truly higher life in a natural setting, but with an extraordinary beauty and harmony! And I dont have the feeling it was (how can I explain?) something known; the relationships with vegetable life and animal life were spontaneous ones, absolutely harmonious, and with the sensation of an undisputed power (you didnt even feel it was possible for it not to be), undisputed, but without any idea that there were other beings on earth and that it was necessary to look after them or make a demonstrationnothing of the sort, absolutely nothing of mental life, nothing. A life just like that, like a beautiful plant or a beautiful animal, but with an inner knowledge of things, perfectly spontaneous and effortlessan effortless life, perfectly spontaneous. I dont even have the feeling that there was any question of food, not that I remember; but there was the joy of Life, the joy of Beauty: there were flowers, there was water, there were trees, there were animals, and all that was friendly, but spontaneously so. And there were no problems! No problems to be solved, nothing at allone just lived!

0 1965-04-28, #Agenda Vol 06, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   I received all this news this morning; for several hours I have been living through the consciousnesses with this problem: the fact that he is still living. And there is always (for consciousnesses such as those) Death with a big question markwhat is it exactly? What happens exactly [when one dies]? What is the change in consciousness? Is there a change in consciousness? What happens? Because my work (the promise I gave) consists in making him, before he leaves his body, conscious of the eternal Truth. So for at least three hours this morning I was confronted with this problem (thats why I was completely withdrawn when I came), and I said to myself, But until one is the master of life and death, one knows nothing!
   Thats why I was a little absorbed.

0 1965-06-02, #Agenda Vol 06, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   But I seemed to be told, Yes, you can. You no longer see this way, but you can see that way; you no longer see the ordinary way, but you can see (inward gesture). I have been left with enough vision to be able to move around freely, but this is clearly the preparation for a vision through the inner light rather than projected light. And it is oh, its warm, living, intense and of such precision! You see everything at the same time, not only the color and shape, but the character of the vibration: in a liquid, the character of its vibrationits marvelous. Only, it lasts a moment, its like promises that come and tell you (like when you make a promise to someone to comfort him and give him heart), It will be like this. Very well. (Mother laughs) In how many centuries, I dont know!
   But when I used to use this magnifying glass, I could read very well (I stopped because of those hemorrhages, though my eyes seem to be well again), but now its absolutely no use! (Mother looks at a file with the magnifying glass) It doesnt grow any clearer, there is always the same cloudiness. Its bigger, thats all. (Mother looks again) Strange, its bigger but its the same thing, there is the same veil of unreality.

0 1965-06-23, #Agenda Vol 06, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Then in the north (thats where there is the most space, naturally), in the direction of Madras: the cultural zone. There, an auditorium (the auditorium I have dreamed of doing for a long time: plans had already been made), an auditorium with a concert hall and grand organ, the best you find now (it seems they make wonderful things). I want a grand organ. There will also be a theater stage with wings (a revolving stage and so on, the very best you can find). So, here, a magnificent auditorium. There will be a library, there will be a museum, exhibition rooms (not in the auditorium: in addition to it), there will be a cinema studio, a cinema school; there will be a gliding club: already we almost have the governments authorization and promiseanyway its already at a very advanced stage. Then, towards Madras, where there is plenty of space, a stadium. And a stadium that we want to be the most modern and the most perfect possible, with the idea (an idea Ive had for a long time) that twelve years (the Olympic games take place every four years), twelve years after 1968 (in 1968, the Olympiad will be held in Mexico), twelve years after, we would have the Olympic games in India, here. So we need space.
   In between these sections, there are intermediary zones, four intermediary zones: one for public services (the post, etc.), a zone for transportation (railway station and, if possible, an airfield), a zone for food supplies (that one would be towards the Lake and would include dairies, poultry farms, orchards, cultivation, etc.it would spread to incorporate the Lake estate3: what they wanted to do separately will be done as a part of Auroville); then a fourth zone (Ive said public services, transportation, food supplies), and the fourth zone: shops. We dont need many shops, but a few are necessary to get what we dont produce. These zones are like quarters, you see.
  --
   The financial organization, for the moment, is looked after by N., because he is the one who receives the money through that Sri Aurobindo Society and who has bought the landsthere is already a good amount of land bought. Thats going well. Naturally the difficulty is to find enough money, but for example, for the pavilions, its each country that will meet the expenses for its pavilion; for the industries, its each industry that puts its money into the business; for the residents, each will give the money necessary for his land. And the government (Madras has already promised it to us) gives between 60% and 80% (partly a grant, which means its given, and partly a loan, free of interest and repayable over ten years, twenty years, forty yearsa long-term repayment). N. knows his way about,4 he has already got results. But depending on whether money comes in fast or only little by little, it will go faster or slower.
   As regards the construction, it will depend on R.s plasticity. I am not concerned about the details at all, there is only that pavilion that I would like to be very pretty I see it. Because I saw it, I had a vision of it, so Ill try to make him understand what I saw. The park, too, I sawthose are old visions I had repeatedly. But thats not difficult.
  --
   There is also a gliding club. We have already been promised an instructor and a glider thats promised. It will be in the cultural section, on top of the hill. Naturally the yacht club will be by the sea, not on the lake; but I thought (because there is a lot of talk of deepening the lake, it has almost silted up), I thought of a seaplane station there.
   There could also be sailing on the lake.

0 1965-08-04, #Agenda Vol 06, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   But It may have manifested partially and momentarily in an individual, as a promise and an example.
   This was an answer to someone who asked me whether the supramental Force had manifested on earth previously.

0 1965-08-31, #Agenda Vol 06, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   This cellular mind exists in animals, and there is even a faint beginning (but very faint, like a promise) in plants: they respond to a mental action. They respond. As soon as Life manifests, there is already the beginning, like a promise of mind, of mental movement. And in animals, its very clear. Whereas that physical mind really began to exist only in man. Thats what a very small child already has: it already has a physical mind; so that no two very small children are alike, with identical reactions: there is already a difference. And it is especially what is given you with the special FORM of your body, by atavism, and then fully developed by education.
   No, the physical mind, as soon as you do an integral yoga, you are obliged to deal with it, while this material, cellular mind, I can assure you that its absolutely new! Absolutely new.

0 1965-11-23, #Agenda Vol 06, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Thats good for sensible people. They will say, There, he doesnt promise any miracles.
   Why? Are there lots of people who tend to pull?

0 1965-11-27, #Agenda Vol 06, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   It came after a vision of plants and the spontaneous beauty of plants (which is something so wonderful!), then of the animal with such a harmonious life (when men dont interfere), and all that was quite in its own place. Then true humanity seen as such, that is to say, the summit of what a balanced mind can produce in beauty, in harmony, in charm, in elegance in life, in taste for lifetaste to live in beautywhile eliminating, naturally, all that is ugly and low and vulgar. That was a lovely humanity. Humanity at its highest, but lovely. And perfectly satisfied as such, because it lives harmoniously. And it may also be like a promise of what almost the totality of humanity will become under the influence of the new creation: as I saw it, it was what the supramental consciousness can do with humanity. There was even a comparison with what humanity has done with animal kind (something extremely mixed, of course, but there have been improvements, betterments, more complete utilizations). Animality under the mental influence has become something else, which naturally has been mixed because the mind is incomplete; similarly there are examples of a harmonious humanity among the well-balanced people, and it appeared to be what humanity could become under the supramental influence.
   Only, its very far ahead; we shouldnt expect it to come about immediatelyits very far ahead.
  --
   I saw that, I have seen that so concretely.3 Besides those who are capable of preparing for the supramental transformation and the realization, whose number is necessarily very limited, there should be increasingly developed, in the midst of the ordinary human mass, a higher humanity that had towards the future or promised supramental being the same attitude as animality, for instance, has towards man. What is needed, besides those who work for the transformation and are ready for it, is a higher or intermediate humanity that would have found in itself or in life this harmony with lifethis HUMAN harmony and that would have the same sense of worship, of devotion, of faithful dedication to something that seems to it so superior that it doesnt even attempt to realize it, but which it worships and whose influence and protection it feels the need ofand the need to live in that influence and to have the joy of being under that protection. It was so clear. But not that anguish and agony of wanting something that eludes you becausebecause it isnt yet your destiny to have it, and because the amount of necessary transformation is premature for your existence, and so it creates a disorder and a suffering.
   But I clearly see that when the work is done as I am made to do it, it becomes that way very spontaneously. For instance, one of the very concrete things, which shows the problem clearly: humanity has the sex impulse quite naturally, spontaneously and, I may say, legitimately. This impulse will naturally and spontaneously disappear along with animality (a lot of other things will disappear, such as for instance the need to eat, perhaps also the need to sleep the way we do), but the most conscious impulse in a higher humanity, and which has remained as a source of bliss is a big word, but of joy, of delight, is certainly the sexual activity, which will have absolutely no more reason to exist in the functions of nature when the need to create in that way no longer exists. Therefore the capacity to come into contact with the joy in life will go up one rung or will orient itself differently. But what the spiritual aspirants of old had attempted on principlesexual negationis an absurd thing, because it must exist only in those who have gone beyond that stage and no longer have any animality in them. And it must fall off naturally, effortlessly, without struggle, just like that. Making it a focus of conflict, struggle and effort is ridiculous. To be sure, my experience with the Ashram has absolutely proved that to me, because I have seen all the stages and that all the ideas and prohibitions are absolutely useless, that its only when the consciousness stops being human that it falls off quite naturally. There is a transition there that may be somewhat difficult because transitional beings are always in a precarious balance, but inside oneself there is a sort of flame or need thanks to which the transition isnt painfulits not a painful effort, its something that can be done with a smile. But to want to impose that on those who arent ready for that transition is absurd. I have been much reproached for encouraging certain people to marry; there are lots of these children to whom I say, Get married, get married! I am told, What! You encourage them?its common sense.
  --
   Mother asked Satprem to alter the following passage in which she was first referring to the Ashram. It is interesting to note what she saw for the Ashram, interesting too to note that she asked Satprem to cut and alter this passage, the original version of which we are giving here: "For a group such as the Ashram, for instance, in order for it to function really well, members of that higher humanity would have to be formed who had towards the future or promised supramental being the same attitude as animality (like the dog, for instance) has towards man. For the Ashram to function well, there should be people who had found in themselves or in their life this harmony with lifethis human harmony and who had the same sense of worship, of devotion [as have animals] towards 'something' that seems to them so superior that they don't even attempt to realize it, but which they worship, and whose influence and protection they feel the need ofand the need to live in that influence and to have the joy of being under that protection."
   "It is certainly a mistake to bring down the light by forceto pull it down. The Supramental cannot be taken by storm. When the time is ready it will open of itself but first there is a great deal to be done and that must be done patiently and without haste."

0 1966-07-27, #Agenda Vol 07, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   No, it has made me understand something, but its something very (how can I put it?), very intimate. When Sri Aurobindo left, I knew I had to cut the link with the psychic being, otherwise I would have gone with him; and as I had promised him I would stay on and do the work, I had to do that: I literally closed the door on the psychic and said, For the moment this doesnt exist anymore. It remained like that for ten years. After ten years, it slowly, slowly began to open againit was frightening. But I was ready. It began to open again. But then, that experience surprised me when I had it; I wondered why it had been like that, why I had received that comm and and had to do it. And when there was in the body that identification with divine Love [a few days ago], after that had left, the cells were ordered to undergo a similar phenomenon [to what happened after Sri Aurobindos departure]. And I understood why the whole material world is closed: its to allow it to exist WITHOUT the experience [of divine Love]. Naturally, I had understood why I was made to close off my psychic, because because it was truly impossible, I couldnt go on existing outwardly without Sri Aurobindos presence. Well then, the cells have understood that they must go on existing and living their life without the presence of divine Love. And thats how it took place in the world: it was a necessary phenomenon for the formation and development of the material world.
   But were perhaps nearing We are nearing the time when it will be allowed to open again.

0 1967-06-17, #Agenda Vol 08, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   A disciple asked Mother in March, 1963: "Mother, on 30th August 1945, you had said: 'I cannot promise you that the Divine's Will is to preserve the present human civilisation.' Can you NOW say that the Divine has decided to preserve the present human civilisation?" Mother answered: "It will be SETTLED in 1967."
   Darjeeling, in the Himalayas, is near the border between Sikkim and Nepal, not far from China.

0 1967-06-24, #Agenda Vol 08, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   The importance of the body is obvious; it is because he has developed or been given a body and brain capable of receiving and serving a progressive mental illumination that man has risen above the animal. Equally, it can only be by developing a body or at least a functioning of the physical instrument capable of receiving and serving a still higher illumination that he will rise above himself and realise, not merely in thought and in his internal being but in life, a perfectly divine manhood. Otherwise either the promise of Life is cancelled, its meaning annulled and earthly being can only realise Sachchidananda by abolishing itself, by shedding from it mind, life and body and returning to the pure Infinite, or else man is not the divine instrument, there is a destined limit to the consciously progressive power which distinguishes him from all other terrestrial existences and as he has replaced them in the front of things, so another must eventually replace him and assume his heritage.
   (The Life Divine, XVIII.231)

0 1967-07-12, #Agenda Vol 08, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   But its gone in a flash. Its only a promise or an example of what will be: it WILL be like that, obviously. Obviously. When? Thats another question.
   (silence)

0 1967-07-15, #Agenda Vol 08, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Ah, but we lived together in Egypt. Ive known you from the time of Egypt,5 I know that. You are one of those to whom I said in Egypt, I promise you that you will be part that you will be on earth at the hour of realization. There are a few of themnot many (Mother makes a gesture of being scattered throughout the world).
   But I know that! (Mother laughs)
   I made that promise to a certain number of peoplenot all at the same times: at different stages.
   Did you go to Thebes?

0 1967-10-11, #Agenda Vol 08, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   I also have deities (Mother catches hold of three bronze statuettes, immersed with some others under a flood of papers): this is a standing Ganesh; this is Garuda, Vishnus attendant; and this is Shivas bull. And there (a little farther on the table), I keep three Ganeshas: a tiny little silver Ganesh, between the legs of this deity (a modern-looking one), then another Ganesh, I dont know what its made of, and finally a bronze Ganesh. And in there (Mother points to a drawer in which she keeps money), I have three other Ganeshas: a bronze one, a silver one and a gold one! Its because he promised me that he would give me all the money I need, so this way (laughing) he cant say I forget him (or his promise either!).
   This particular Ganesh (on the table) was given to me by a little boy maybe two and a half years old. When that little boy was a few months old and till the age of one, his mother always brought him to me and he would cry and scream and make scenes the parents were desperate. Each time I would tell them, Dont worry, all will be well, well be very good friends. Then the parents would look at me in disbelief. Now he is two and half or three, and as soon as he is in the stairway, waitingMo ther, Mother, Mother! (or Ma, I dont know). But when he comes in (he is the first of the family to enter the room), he comes with a flower; and it was he who gave me this Ganesh, but with such consciousness! He is wonderful. Yesterday, he was absolutely exquisite: he comes in first, so self-assured, so joyful, then gestures to me as if to say, Everything is just fine, dont worry! And I speak to himhe doesnt understand a thing of what I say, but he approves gravely. Absolutely exquisite.

0 1967-10-19, #Agenda Vol 08, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Ill give you a very down-to-earth example: the government owes me 175,000 rupees, I absolutely need it, its six months since they should have given it. Two weeks ago, they sent me a paper to tell me, Here it comes. I was relieved because I had payments to make before the end of the month. But the paper was just the promise of a check, and now all payments are over, theyve stopped paying for this year! That sort of thing, you understand, and EVERYTHING is like that. If I didnt need money, I wouldnt care, but its Deepavali,1 then a house to be paid for, and one thing coming on top of another. So thats how it is: for the smallest thing you have to wage a battle.
   Its like with Auroville: a whole part of the government is absolutely enthusiastic, but there are three or four individuals here, in Madras State, who are dead against, and they have a terrible action: they stop everything. Some ministers (as usual) come, are received, they give you a promise, saying, I am with you, youll have everything you want; they leave the room and send a telegram to their assistant: Dont sign the papers. That kind of lie, you understand, everywhere.
   But the amusing point: here they are Hindus, over there they are Christians, and they both came together with the stars to say that its this year, right now.

0 1968-09-28, #Agenda Vol 09, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Now and then (from time to timeits beginning now), a glimmer of that Power, which, obviously, is awesome. But you know, its like dangling the thing before your eyes: See, its like this, like a promise.
   I wanted to tell you something else. While you were supposedly ill, V. had a vision.

0 1968-12-21, #Agenda Vol 09, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   The vision is very clear of the collective progress (our field of experience is the earth) which has taken place on earth; but if we go by the past, a tremendous length of time would still seem to be necessary for the whole to be ready to change. Yet there is almost a promise that there is going to be an abrupt changewhat, in our consciousness, is expressed as a descent, an action taking place: something that wasnt acting until now and which is beginning to act (thats how its expressed in our consciousness).
   Well see.

0 1969-01-04, #Agenda Vol 10, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   It was far more external than the things I usually feel, far more external. Hardly mental at all, I mean there was no sense of a promise or No. It would rather be like My own impression was that of an immense personality, immense (meaning that for it, the earth was small, like this [Mother holds a small object in the hollow of her hands], like a ball), an immense personality, so very benevolent, and coming to (Mother seems to gently raise the little ball in the hollow of her hands). It was the impression of a personal god (yet it was I dont know) who comes to help. So very strong! And so sweet at the same time, so understanding.
   And it was very external: the body felt it everywhere, everywhere (Mother touches her face, her hands), all over like this.

0 1969-05-28, #Agenda Vol 10, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   I perceived the meaning of the great promise:
   I shall deliver you from all evil, fear not.1
   That promise of victory from the Divine embodied on the earth carried me away with joy.
   I repeat that I was fully conscious for as long as those experiences lasted.

0 1969-10-25, #Agenda Vol 10, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Is it an illusion, or is it a promise? I dont know You see, for his hernia, it was rather interesting, because when you told me about it, I concentrated, I looked, and I saw the Force come, I saw that if he brought his hernia in, it wouldnt come out againwhich is already miraculous. But he says it must go in by itself, without any intervention! Thats its much farther on the scale. If it happens, well, Ill bow down.
   I dont know, well see.

0 1970-01-10, #Agenda Vol 11, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   But then, they make promises and never manage to keep them.
   Oh, thats troublesome. When A. was here, he worked out a program with them, and he saw it was

0 1970-07-11, #Agenda Vol 11, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   The Mother may throw light on the nature and extent of the transformation the Swami had in the last part of his life. The Swami often declared affirming the transformation and deathlessness of his body by the power of what he calls Arut Perum Joti, the infinite or vast Grace-Light of the Divine. He also made the forecast and promise around the year 1870, that the supreme Divine would come soon to the earth for establishing his direct rule of Grace-Light (which the Swami also called as the Truth-Light) when a new race of people would arise defying disease, ageing and death.1
   Its interesting.
  --
   "The Swami dematerialized his body in January or February 1874, leaving a promise that he would return at the time of the God of the vast Grace-Light."
   Sri Aurobindo writes this about the chakra at the base of the spine: "The Muladhar is the centre of the physical consciousness proper, and all below in the body is the sheer physical, which as it goes downward becomes increasingly subconscient, but the real seat of the subconscient is below the body, as the real seat of the higher consciousness (superconscient) is above the body."

0 1971-08-04, #Agenda Vol 12, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   The body has simply a kind of perceptiona distant perceptionof what the true supramental control will be, but its only like this (gesture into the distance), almost like a promise, nothing more.
   Truly a transition between two worlds.

0 1971-09-18, #Agenda Vol 12, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   There is a sort of promise of an overwhelming Power, and at the same time signs of such weaknessnot weakness: disorganization. Disorganization, and at the same time the sense of an overwhelming Power. So the two are like this (gesture of being in a precarious balance). Its a disorganization in the sense that if I dont pay attention, I cant eat, for instance. I have to pay attention, I have to be concentrated all the time, concentrated in order to do things. Sometimes, not a word in my head, nothing; sometimes I see and know what is happening everywhere.
   Its like this (same gesture as on a ridge).

02.03 - An Aspect of Emergent Evolution, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   This, however, is an aspect of the problem with which we are not immediately concerned. There is one question with which we have omitted to deal but which is nearer to us and touches present actualities. We spoke of the emergence of the Deity and of the Supreme Deityafter Mind. The question is, how long after? I do not refer to the duration of time needed, but to the steps or the stages that have to be passed. For between Mind and Deity, certainly between Mind and the Supreme Deity (Purushottama, as we would say), there may presumably still lie a course of graded emergence. In fact, Sri Aurobindo speaks of the Overmind and the Supermind, as farther steps of the evolutionary progress coming after Mind. He says that Mind closes the interior hemisphere of man's nature and consciousness; with Overmind man enters into the higher sphere of the Spirit. In this view, the religious feeling or perception or conduct would be but an intermediary stage between Mind and Overmind. They are not really emergent properties, but reflections, faint echoes and promises of what is to come, mixed up with attributes of the present mentality. The Overmind brings in a true emergence.
   Still Overmindwhose characteristic is a cosmic consciousness and a transcendence of all ego-senseis not the firm basis on which a new terrestrial organisation can stand and endure. It is still a basis of unstable equilibrium. For it is not the supernal light and, although it transcends all ignorance, yet does not possess that absolute synthetic unity, that transcendent power of consciousness which is at once the cosmic and the individual. That is the domain of the Supermind.

02.06 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  To that region of promise, beating invisible wings,
  Came hungry for the joy of finite life
  --
  And the throb of promise of a wider Life.
  Then slowly rose a great and doubting sun

02.10 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Little Mind, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Bright scenes of promise held by transient flares,
  Fixed in life’s air the feet of hurrying dreams,

02.13 - Rabindranath and Sri Aurobindo, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Sri Aurobindo retired from the outer political world to devote himself more intensively to the discovery and conquestof a new consciousness and force, glimpses of which he was having at the time and which alone could save mankind and recreate it. From 1910 to 1914 he was, he said, silently developing this new power in seclusion and in 1914 he began to give to the world the result of his realisations through his monthly review Arya. In five major sequences published month after month through several years, he envisaged, in the main, the progressive march of man towards a divine life on earth, towards the unity of mankind and a perfect social order. One of these serials was called The Future Poetry in which he traced the growth and development that world poetry is undergoing towards its future form that would voice the dawn of a New Age of the Spirit. Sri Aurobindo hailed those who feel and foresee this distant dawn behind the horizon as the Forerunners of the new Spirit, among whom he included Rabindranath, because he saw in Tagore's the first beginnings, "a glint of the greater era of man's living", something that "seems to be in promise." "The poetry of Tagore," Sri Aurobindo says, "owes its sudden and universal success to this advantage that he gives us more of this discovery and fusion for which the mind of our age is in quest than any other creative writer of the time. His work is a constant music of the overpassing of the borders, a chant-filled realm in which the subtle sounds and lights of the truth of the spirit give new meanings to the finer subtleties of life."
   Characterising Tagore's poetry, in reference to a particular poem, Sri Aurobindo once wrote: "But the poignant sweetness, passion and spiritual depth and mystery of a poem like this, the haunting cadences subtle with a subtlety which is not of technique but of the soul, and the honey-laden felicity of the expression, these are the essential Rabindranath and cannot be imitated because they are things of the spirit and one must have the same sweetness and depth of soul before one can hope to catch any of these desirable qualities." Furthermore: "One of the most remarkable peculiarities of Rabindra Babu's genius is the happiness and originality with which he has absorbed the whole spirit of Vaishnava poetry and turned it into something essentially the same and yet new and modern. He has given the old sweet spirit of emotional and passionate religion an expression of more delicate and complex richness voiceful of subtler and more penetratingly spiritual shades of feeling than the deep-hearted but simple early age of Bengal could know."

03.03 - Arjuna or the Ideal Disciple, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   To say this is to miss the whole nature of discipleship, at least as it is conceived in the Gita. A disciple is not a bundle of qualifications and attainments, however high or considerable they may be. A disciple is first and foremost an aspiring soul. He may not have high qualities to his credit; on the contrary, he may have what one calls serious defects, but even that would not matter if he possessed the one thing needful, the unescapable urge of the soul, the undying fire in the secret heart. Yudhishthira may have attained a high status of sttvic nature; but the highest spiritual status, the Gita says, lies beyond the three Gunas. He is the fittest person for this spiritual life who has abandoned all dharmasprinciples of conduct, modes of living and taken refuge in the Lord alone, made the Lord's will the sole and sufficient law of life. Even though to outward regard such a person be full of sins, the Lord promises to deliver him from all that. It is the soul's love for the Divine given unconditionally and without reserve that can best purify the dross of the inferior nature and render one worthy of the Divine Grace.
   Such was Arjuna's capacity; herein lay his strength, his spiritual superiority. It was because he could be so intimate with the Divine as to call him his friend and companion and playmate and speak to him in familiar and homely termseven though he felt contrition for having in this way perhaps slighted the Lord and not paid sufficient regard towards him. Yet this turn of his soul and nature points to the straightness and simplicity and candidness that were there and it was this that helped to call in the Divine and the Divine choice to fall upon him.

03.05 - The Spiritual Genius of India, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   The most significant fact in the history of India is the unbroken continuity of the line of her spiritual masters who never ceased to appear even in the midst of her most dark and distressing ages. Even in a decadent and fast disintegrating India, when the whole of her external life was a mass of ruins, when her political and economical and even her cultural life was brought to stagnation and very near to decomposition, this undying Fire in her secret heart was ever alight and called in the inevitable rebirth and rejuvenation. Ramakrishna, with Vivekananda as his emanation in life dynamic and material, symbolises this great secret of India's evolution. The promise that the Divine held out in the Gita to Bharata's descendant finds a ready fulfilment in India, in Bharata's land, more perhaps than anywhere else in the world; for in India has the. Divine taken birth over and over again to save the pure in heart, to destroy the evil-doer and to establish the Right Law of life.
   Other peoples may be the arms and the feet and the head of Humanity, but India is its heart, its soul for she cherishes always within her the Truth that lives for ever, the flaming God-head, the Immortal awake in mortality, as say the Vedas, amto martyeu tv .

03.10 - Hamlet: A Crisis of the Evolving Soul, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   In Hamlet we have a dreamer, an ardent optimist, a young enthusiast who has lived so long in his own rosy world, in his tour d'ivoire, and thought that that was the only world, even the world as it is outside. Also in the simplicity of his faith he dedicated all his love and admiration, all his yearning for a sweet and glorious ideal, to a child of common humanity who appeared to him to be an emblem and promise of Realisation. Alas, the promise had not attained the strength and force that would lead inevitably to maturity and fruition, the child was yet too loyal to its origin to cut away from its moorings and soar with him.
   The crisis then is the revelation to the aspiring dream-lifted soul that the original and aboriginal humanity that seemed to have been traversed and transcended and left far behind is not wholly obliterated; indeed it is still there in its stark reality. The light and air and space and colour of the high dreaml and are reared upon dark and dingy abysses, "this brave oerhanging firmament, this majestical roof fretted with golden fire" is none other than" a foul and pestilent congregation of vapours 2 . All the wisdom and culture and virtue and apparent beauty in human nature cannot prevent a man from becoming an arrant knave and a woman from being a whore, even if she were one's own mother.
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   The angelic Cordelia is a ray that has strayed down from some higher region, to evolve hereafter, not for immediate fruition and fulfilment. It is the Light that shines always even in this naughty world, a spark of the Grace that still relieves the blight that mars an otherwise sinful earth. She is the symbol of a promise or prophecy that will justify itself sometime in the future, but for the moment the burden of the gloom is too much upon her and she is engulfed in it and sacrificed.
   Hamlet, Act II, Sc. 2.

03.12 - TagorePoet and Seer, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   The passage of mediaevalism to modernism can be defined as the passage from the local and parochial to the general and universal. The mediaeval consciousness is a segmented or linear consciousness: it is the view, at a time, from one particular angle of vision. The modern consciousness, on the other hand, is or tends to be a global view-point, a circular consciousness. The unilateral mentality proper to mediaevalism may be deep and penetrating and far-reaching, extending to the hidden and high realities, even to the highest and the most secretto God and Soul and Immortality; it would still be a one-sided vision and achievement. It is the characteristic function of-the modern consciousness to survey things not from a single point of view, but from all points of view, even the most disparate and incommensurable. The relativity of all experiencesnot necessarily their illusorinessis the great modern discovery; it is the parent of modern (scientific) scepticism and agnosticism; it is also the basis of a large, a global synthesis, which was never possible till now and which is the promise of to-morrow.
   Modernism implies a natural broadening of the mind and life, a greater capacity to understand and endorse and appreciate divergent and even contrary and contradictory experiences and stand-points. Thus, brotherhood to the mediaeval man meant bringing together mankind under the dominion of one cult or creedit is the extension of a tribal feeling. Brotherhood in a modern consciousness would mean an inner union and commensurability that can subsist even in the midst of a great diversity of taste and feeling and experience.

04.01 - The Birth and Childhood of the Flame, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  All promised brightness failed at once denied
  Or, soon condemned, died like a brief-lived hope.

05.02 - Gods Labour, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   The usual idea of God (as the theists hold, for example) is that he is an infinite eternal impassible being, aloof from human toils and earthly turmoils, himself untouched by these and yet, in and through them, directing the world for an inscrutable purpose, unless it is for leaning towards it and stretching out the hand of Grace to those of the mortals who wish to come out of the nightmare of life, sever the coils of earthly existence. But the Divine in order to be and remain divine need not hold to his seat above and outside the creation, severely separated from his creatures. He can, on the contrary, become truly the ordinary man and labour as all others, yet maintaining his divinity and being conscious of it. After all, is not man, every human being, built in the same pattern, a composite of the earthly human element supported and infused by a secret divine element? However, God, the individual Divine, does become man, one of them and one with them. Only, his labour thereby increases manifold, hard and heavy, although for that very reason full of a bright rich multiple promise. The Divine's self-hurilanisation has for it a double purpose: (I) to show man by example how he can become what he truly is, how he can divinise himself: the Divine as man lives out the life of a sadhakawholly and completely; (2) to help concretely by his own force of consciousness the world and man in their endeavour for progress and evolution, to give the help wholly and completely from the innermost status of the self down to the most external physical body and the material field. This help again is a twofold function. The first is to make available, gather within easy reach, the high realisations, the spiritual treasures that are normally stored in a heaven somewhere else. The Divine Man brings down the divine attributes close to our earth, turns them from mere far possibilities into near probabilities, even imminent realities. They are made part and parcel, constituent elements of the earthly atmosphere, so that one has only to open one's mouth to brea the in, extend one's arms to seize and possess them: even to this opening and this gesture man is helped by the concrete touch and presence of the Divine. Further, the help and succour come in another way which is more intimate, more living and appealing to man.
   A great mystery of existence, its central rub is the presence of Evil. All spiritual, generally all human endeavour has to face and answer this Sphinx. As he answers, so will be his fate. He cannot rise up even if he wishes, earth cannot progress even when there is the occasion, because of this besetting obstacle. It has many names and many forms. It is Sin or Satan in Christianity; Buddhism calls it Mara. In India it is generally known as Maya. Grief and sorrow, weakness and want, disease and death are its external and ubiquitous forms. It is a force of gravitation, as graphically named by a modern Christian mystic, that pulls man down, fixes him upon earth with its iron law of mortality, never allowing him to mount high and soar in the spiritual heavens. It has also been called the Wheel of Karma or the cycle of Ignorance. And the aim of all spiritual seekers has been to rise out of itsome-how, by force of tapasy, energy of concentrated will or divine Gracego through or by-pass and escape into the Beyond. This is the path of ascent I referred to at the outset. In this view it is taken for granted that this creation is transient and empty of happinessanityam asukham (Gita)it is anatta, empty of self or consciousness (Buddha) and it will be always so. The only way to deal with it, the way of the wise, is to discard it and pass over.

05.02 - Satyavan, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  A promise and a presence and a fire,
  Saw an embodiment of aeonic dreams,

05.03 - Of Desire and Atonement, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Do not turn back seeing the desert in front. Traverse it with courage and fortitude-for beyond is the promised land flowing with milk and honey.
   None is truly weak, not even any limb or element in him. One has only to open to the Universal Power, the Divine Mother; she is the origin and fountain-head of all strength and energy and she can make the mute speak and the lame leap over the mountains.

08.16 - Perfection and Progress, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 04, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Yes, for a very long time, men were told, "It will be, it will be," were given the promise. It was promised, thousands and thousands of years ago, that a new consciousness, a new world, something of the Divine would manifest itself upon earth; it was always in the future, somewhere in the revolution of the ages. One had not this feeling, this sensation that it is here and now.
   By far the larger part of humanity, in fact, most of it, need to make a very great effort to imagine what the future may be like. Its consciousness is so much tied down to what is that it finds it difficult even to imagine that things can be otherwise. When what shall be becomes, for at least the consciousness of a group of individuals, an inevitable necessity and what has been and is appears to it as an absurdity that cannot last, then and then only comes the moment for the change to happen, not before.

1.001 - The Aim of Yoga, #The Study and Practice of Yoga, #Swami Krishnananda, #Yoga
  The whole difficulty is that the structure of life is arranged in such a pattern that the depth of human understanding is incapable of touching its borders. We are not simply living life we are identical with life itself. One of the most difficult things to define is life itself. We cannot say what life is. It is only a word that we utter without any clear meaning before our eyes. It is an enigma, a mystery a mystery which has caught hold of us, which extracts the blood out of us every day, which keeps us restless and tantalises us, promising us satisfaction but never giving it. Life is made in such a way that there are promises which are never fulfilled. Every object in the world promises satisfaction, but it never gives satisfaction it only promises. Until death it will go on promising, but it will give nothing, and so we will die in the same way as we were born. Because we have been dying without having the promise fulfilled, we will take rebirth so that we will see if the promise can be fulfilled, and the same process is continued, so that endlessly the chain goes on in a hopeless manner. This vicious circle of human understanding, or rather human incapacity to understand, has arisen on account of the isolation of the human individual from the pattern of life.
  This is a defect not only in the modern systems of education, but also in spiritual practices in every walk of life, in every blessed thing. When the individual who is living life has cut himself or herself off from the significance of life, then life becomes a contradiction and a meaningless pursuit of the will-o'-the-wisp. Why do we cut ourselves off from the meaning of life and then suffer like this? This is the inherent weakness of the sensory functions of the individual. The senses are our enemies. Why do we call them enemies? Because they tell us that we are isolated from everything else. This is the essence of sensory activity. There is no connection between ourselves and others, and we can go on fighting with everybody. This is what the senses tell us. But yet, they are double-edged swords; they tell us two things at the same time. On one side they tell us that everything is outside us, and we are disconnected from everybody else and everything in this world. But on the other side they say that we are bound to grab things, connect ourselves with things, obtain things, and maintain relationship with things. Now, these two things cannot be done simultaneously. We cannot disconnect ourselves from things and also try to connect ourselves with them for the purpose of exploiting them, with an intention to utilise them for our individual purposes. Here again is an instance of contradiction. On one side we disconnect ourselves from persons and things; on the other side we want to connect ourselves with persons and things for our own purpose.

1.00a - Introduction, #Magick Without Tears, #Aleister Crowley, #Philosophy
  I was very glad to gather from your conversation yesterday afternoon that you have a serious intention of taking up the Great Work in the proper spirit. Your criticisms of previous experience in the course of your adventures appeared to be singularly sane and just. As I promised I am writing this letter to cover a few practical points which we had not time to discuss and which in any case I think it better to arrange by correspondence.
  1) It is of the first importance that you should understand my personal position. It is not actually wrong to regard me as a teacher, but it is certainly liable to mislead; fellow-student, or, if you like, fellow-sufferer, seems a more appropriate definition.

1.00 - Main, #The Book of Certitude, #Baha u llah, #Baha i
  O ye servants of the Merciful One! Arise to serve the Cause of God, in such wise that the cares and sorrows caused by them that have disbelieved in the Dayspring of the Signs of God may not afflict you. At the time when the promise was fulfilled and the promised One made manifest, differences have appeared amongst the kindreds of the earth and each people hath followed its own fancy and idle imaginings.
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  The penalties for wounding or striking a person depend upon the severity of the injury; for each degree the Lord of Judgement hath prescribed a certain indemnity. He is, in truth, the Ordainer, the Mighty, the Most Exalted. We shall, if it be Our Will, set forth these payments in their just degrees-this is a promise on Our part, and He, verily, is the Keeper of His pledge, the Knower of all things.
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  It hath been decreed by God that, should any one of His servants intend to travel, he must fix for his wife a time when he will return home. If he return by the promised time, he will have obeyed the bidding of his Lord and shall be numbered by the Pen of His behest among the righteous; otherwise, if there be good reason for delay, he must inform his wife and make the utmost endeavour to return to her. Should neither of these eventualities occur, it behoveth her to wait for a period of nine months, after which there is no impediment to her taking another husband; but should she wait longer, God, verily, loveth those women and men who show forth patience. Obey ye My commandments, and follow not the ungodly, they who have been reckoned as sinners in God's Holy Tablet. If, during the period of her waiting, word should reach her from her husband, she should choose the course that is praiseworthy. He, of a truth, desireth that His servants and His handmaids should be at peace with one another; take heed lest ye do aught that may provoke intransigence amongst you. Thus hath the decree been fixed and the promise come to pass. If, however, news should reach her of her husband's death or murder, and be confirmed by general report, or by the testimony of two just witnesses, it behoveth her to remain single; then, upon completion of the fixed number of months, she is free to adopt the course of her choosing. Such is the bidding of Him Who is mighty and powerful in His command.
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  This is the Day in which He Who held converse with God hath attained the light of the Ancient of Days, and quaffed the pure waters of reunion from this Cup that hath caused the seas to swell. Say: By the one true God! Sinai is circling round the Dayspring of Revelation, while from the heights of the Kingdom the Voice of the Spirit of God is heard proclaiming: "Bestir yourselves, ye proud ones of the earth, and hasten ye unto Him." Carmel hath, in this Day, hastened in longing adoration to attain His court, whilst from the heart of Zion there cometh the cry: "The promise is fulfilled. That which had been announced in the holy Writ of God, the Most Exalted, the Almighty, the Best-Beloved, is made manifest."
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  Thus counselleth you He Who is the Dayspring of Names, as bidden by Him Who is the All-Knowing, the All-Wise. The promised One hath appeared in this glorified Station, whereat all beings, both seen and unseen, have rejoiced. Take ye advantage of the Day of God. Verily, to meet Him is better for you than all that whereon the sun shineth, could ye but know it. O concourse of rulers! Give ear unto that which hath been raised from the Dayspring of Grandeur: "Verily, there is none other God but Me, the Lord of Utterance, the All-Knowing." Bind ye the broken with the hands of justice, and crush the oppressor who flourisheth with the rod of the commandments of your Lord, the Ordainer, the All-Wise.
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  Whensoever ye be invited to a banquet or festive occasion, respond with joy and gladness, and whoever fulfilleth his promise will be safe from reproof. This is a Day on which each of God's wise decrees hath been expounded.
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1.01 - Fundamental Considerations, #The Ever-Present Origin, #Jean Gebser, #Integral
  Today, at least in Western civilization, both modes survive only as deteriorated and consequently dubious variants. This is evident from the sociological and anthropological questions currently discussed in the Occidental forum; only questions that are unresolved are discussed with the vehemence characteristic of these discussions. The current situation manifests on the one hand an egocentric individualism exaggerated to extremes and desirous of.possessing everything, while on the other it manifests an equally extreme collectivism that promises the total fulfillment of mans being. In the latter instance we find the utter abnegation of the individual valued merely as an object in the human aggregate; in the former a hyper-valuation of the individual who, despite his limitations, is permitted everything. This deficient, that is destructive, antithesis divides the world into two warring camps, not just politically and ideologically, but in all areas of human endeavor.
  Since these two ideologies are now pressing toward their limits we can assume that neither can prevail in the long run. When any movement tends to the extremes it leads away from the center or nucleus toward eventual destruction at the outer limits where the connections to the life-giving center finally are severed. It would seem that today the connections are already broken, for it is increasingly evident that the individual is being driven into isolation while the collective degenerates into mere aggregation. These two conditions, isolation and aggregation, are in fact clear indications that individualism and collectivism have now become deficient.

1.01 - MASTER AND DISCIPLE, #The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, #Sri Ramakrishna, #Hinduism
  Narendra, a member of the Brahmo Samaj, was very particular about his promises. He said with a smile, "Yes, sir, I shall try."
  As they were returning to the Master's room, Sri Ramakrishna said to M.: "When peasants go to market to buy bullocks for their ploughs, they can easily tell the good from the bad by touching their tails. On being touched there, some meekly lie down on the ground. The peasants recognize that these are without mettle and so reject them.

1.01 - Soul and God, #The Red Book Liber Novus, #unset, #Zen
  Its teachings are good for the most mature minds of bygone time. Today, it serves immature minds. Christianity no longer promises us grace, and yet we still need mercy. That which I tell you is the way of what is to come, my way to mercy (p. 27). i.e., Christ. C.G. Jung, Transformation symbolism in the mass (1942, CW II).
  In Answer to Job Jung noted: Through the indwelling of the third divine person in man, namely the Holy Ghost, a christification of the many arises (1952, CW II, 758).

1.01 - Tara the Divine, #Tara - The Feminine Divine, #unset, #Zen
  Such was her promise.
  Her practice then allowed her to realize ultimate

1.01 - the Call to Adventure, #The Hero with a Thousand Faces, #Joseph Campbell, #Mythology
  little bed: if you will promise me that, I will go straight down
  and fetch your golden ball.' 'All right,' she said. 'I promise you
  anything you want, if you will only bring me back the ball.' But
  --
  "As soon as the frog had obtained her promise, he ducked his
  head and sank, and after a little while came swimming up again;
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  the unconsidered promise is the third.
  As a preliminary manifestation of the powers that are break

1.01 - The Human Aspiration, #The Life Divine, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  1:THE EARLIEST preoccupation of man in his awakened thoughts and, as it seems, his inevitable and ultimate preoccupation, - for it survives the longest periods of scepticism and returns after every banishment, - is also the highest which his thought can envisage. It manifests itself in the divination of Godhead, the impulse towards perfection, the search after pure Truth and unmixed Bliss, the sense of a secret immortality. The ancient dawns of human knowledge have left us their witness to this constant aspiration; today we see a humanity satiated but not satisfied by victorious analysis of the externalities of Nature preparing to return to its primeval longings. The earliest formula of Wisdom promises to be its last, - God, Light, Freedom, Immortality.
  2:These persistent ideals of the race are at once the contradiction of its normal experience and the affirmation of higher and deeper experiences which are abnormal to humanity and only to be attained, in their organised entirety, by a revolutionary individual effort or an evolutionary general progression. To know, possess and be the divine being in an animal and egoistic consciousness, to convert our twilit or obscure physical mentality into the plenary supramental illumination, to build peace and a self-existent bliss where there is only a stress of transitory satisfactions besieged by physical pain and emotional suffering, to establish an infinite freedom in a world which presents itself as a group of mechanical necessities, to discover and realise the immortal life in a body subjected to death and constant mutation, - this is offered to us as the manifestation of God in Matter and the goal of Nature in her terrestrial evolution. To the ordinary material intellect which takes its present organisation of consciousness for the limit of its possibilities, the direct contradiction of the unrealised ideals with the realised fact is a final argument against their validity. But if we take a more deliberate view of the world's workings, that direct opposition appears rather as part of Nature's profoundest method and the seal of her completest sanction.

1.01 - The Path of Later On, #Words Of Long Ago, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  Everywhere the young man can see criss-crossing footprints. The sun shines ever bright in the sky; the birds are singing in the trees; the day promises to be very beautiful.
  Without thinking, the traveller takes the path that is nearest to him, which seems, after all, quite practicable; it occurs to him for a moment that he could have chosen another way; but there will always be time to retrace his steps if the path he has taken leads nowhere. A voice seems to tell him, "Turn back, turn back, you are not on the right road." But everything around him is charming and delightful. What should he do? He does not know. He goes on without taking any decision; he enjoys the pleasures of the moment. "In a little while," he replies to the voice, "in a little while I shall think; I have plenty of time."

1.01 - To Watanabe Sukefusa, #Beating the Cloth Drum Letters of Zen Master Hakuin, #unset, #Zen
  The mother, though suspicious and disinclined to see her son, appeared from her room and fearfully agreed to visit the shrine with him. As they walked along, Shu-liang said, "Our worries are over, mother. I'm going to show you a secret place where many precious gems have been dug up. I promise you, by tomorrow our family will be rich and prosperous." Coming to a grim-looking place at the base of a mountain, he pointed to a hole in the ground seven or eight feet deep. "Come here and look into it, mother," he said, leading her to the hole. Suddenly, he reached out to grab her and push her over the edge into the hole, but in doing that he lost his footing, slipped, and fell in himself.
  "Help me, mother," he pleaded. "Please, take hold of my hand. Pull me out of here. The earth in this hole is sandy and burning hot. I can't bear it any more." His mother, confused and upset, moved this way and that attempting to reach out her hand to him. But by then the intense heat inside the hole was sending up thick billows of black smoke.
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  Stories like these are not uncommon. There is an account, for example, of a man whose hand burned fast to the handle of an ax he raised to strike his father, and who went to his death without ever getting it free. Others tell of a son who raised an ax against his mother but ended up burying it in his own head instead, or a son who tried to feed his mother a soup of worms and was struck by lightning on the spot, his hair going white as a wild boar's, or a wife who suddenly turned into a sow when she offered her blind mother-in-law a rice cake she had smeared with her child's feces. Another woman who promised her mother-in-law some mutton but ate it all herself and gave her a stewed placenta instead, found her head transformed into that of a white mongrel dog. Still others tell of a sword that a man concealed on a mountain road intending to use it on his mother-in-law, which turned into a venomous snake, wrapping itself around his head and crushing his skull, and of a son who piled up large bags of sand planning to crush his parents under them, but ending up flattening himself instead.
  I have taken these stories from various different books.b But there are many more. They are truly endless in number.

1.028 - Bringing About Whole-Souled Dedication, #The Study and Practice of Yoga, #Swami Krishnananda, #Yoga
  We have three kinds of prarabdha the tamasica, the rajasica and the sattvica. The tamasica and rajasica prarabdhas will not allow even the rise of aspiration for God. The tamasica prarabdha will always bring the most intense form of obstacles, including a mood of lethargy, indolence, sleepiness, and even doubt of the possibility of gaining any such realisation at all, as yoga promises. Atheism, materialism and lack of faith are due to the working of tamasica prarabdhas. As long as these types of prarabdha function, as long as the tamasica prarabdhas are active, there is no question of the practice of yoga we can do nothing.
  Even the rajasic prarabdha, which is a little better than that which is tamasica, does not allow us to do any practice, because it fills us with desires and distracting characteristics and does not allow us to sit in one place. We cannot sit continuously in one posture, even for a few minutes, if the rajasic prarabdha is working very actively.

1.02 - BOOK THE SECOND, #Metamorphoses, #Ovid, #Poetry
  Rash was my promise, rash is thy desire.
  I'd fain deny this wish, which thou hast made,
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  Aurora gives the promise of a day;
  I'm call'd, nor can I make a longer stay.

1.02 - MAPS OF MEANING - THREE LEVELS OF ANALYSIS, #Maps of Meaning, #Jordan Peterson, #Psychology
  The affective systems that govern response to punishment, satisfaction, threat and promise all have a
  stake in attaining the ideal outcome. Anything that interferes with such attainment (little old ladies with
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  world idealized in fantasy, render affective judgment, and act, in consequence. Trivial promises and
  satisfactions indicate that we are doing well, are progressing towards our goals. An unexpected opening in
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  planning. Profound promises or satisfactions, by contrast, validate our global conceptualizations indicate
  that our emotions are likely to stay regulated, on the path we have chosen. Trivial threats or punishments
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  situation obtains for promises and satisfactions. When a means produces the end desired (or furthers
  progress along that path) we experience satisfaction (and hope as an interim end accomplished also
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  as they indicate potential, rather than actuality. promises cues of consummatory rewards, or satisfactions
   indicate the imminent attainment of something desired, or potentially desirable. Their more abstract
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  associated with subsequent forward locomotion).59 Behaviors that produce promises like those that result
  in satisfactions also increase in frequency, over time.60
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  Threats, which are also negative, indicate potential, like promises but potential for punishment, for
  hurt, for pain. Threats cues of punishment are stimuli that indicate enhanced likelihood of punishment
  and hurt.69 Threats are abstract, like promises; however, like promises, they are not necessarily secondary
  or learned.70 Unexpected phenomena, for example which constitute innately recognizable threats
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  all theoretically aspire, is a complex (and oft-implicit) fantasy a vision or map of the promised land. This
  map, this story this framework of reference, or context of interpretation is the (ideal) future, contrasted
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  significance, relevance means context-specific punishment or satisfaction, or their putatively secondorder equivalents: threat or promise (as something threatening implies punishment, as something
  promising implies satisfaction). This is categorization, it should be noted, in accordance with implication
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  threat, and potential satisfaction, or promise. In the human case, each of these systems apparently comes, in
  the course of normal development, to dominate one of our twinned cortical hemispheres: the right governs
  response to threat (and to punishment), while the left controls response to promise and, perhaps (although
  much less clearly) to satisfaction.148 This basically means that the right hemisphere governs our initial
  --
  into potential for such (into promise).
  The right hemisphere, in contrast to the left, appears to have remained in direct contact with appears
  --
  dilemma. It promises and threatens simultaneously. It appears as the hypothetical ultimate source of all
  determinate information, and as the ultimate unity of all currently discriminable things. It surrounds all
  --
  be, devoted (at least from the perspective of the immortal soul.) The Kingdom of God, promised by
  Christ, is in fact re-establishment of Paradise (although a Paradise characterized by reconciliation of
  --
  Such information comes packaged in threat and promise. To gain the information promised, the threat must
  be overcome. This process of necessary eternal overcoming constantly constructs and transforms our
  --
  unknown, by contrast, presents threat and promise infinite in scope, impossible to encapsulate, equally
  impossible to ignore. The unknown, unexpected, or unpredictable is the source of all conditional
  --
  and Terrible Mother of All Things promises endlessly; she also threatens, absolutely. The outcome of an
  encounter with the unknown which constitutes the necessary precondition for the generation of new
  --
  has now promised rebirth and resurrection to all human souls, and not only, as originally, to the soul of
  Pharaoh. The certainty of magical success in following the path of the sun, which is communicated to
  --
  represent the fact that possibility resides in every uncertain event, that promise beckons from the depths of
  every mystery. Transformation, attendant upon the emergence of change, means the death of everything old
  --
  Benevolent Sister (that is, the ability to decrease threat, and maximize promise and satisfaction) might
  well be regarded as the secret of successful adaptation. The existence of representations of the twin
  --
  So the man gave the gnome all his money, and promised to pay the rest later. And the gnome walked
  back into the bush by the road, clacking his teeth and giggling and twitching.
  --
  tragic contact with threat and promise of unknown, yet constant participant in the creative adaptive
  redemptive process.
  --
  unpredictability, danger and promise. Creative acts despite their unique particulars have an eternally
  identifiable structure, because they always takes place under the same conditions: what is known is
  --
  what is promising from its grip. Incorporation of this freed promise (this redemptive information)
  symbolized by union with the virgin, or discovery of the treasure transforms the hero. His transformed
  --
  manifested in terms of the (socially-determined) system of promises, rewards, threats and punishments
  associated with exposure to, contact with, and use or misuse of that object. This is in turn determined by the
  --
   promised to the one who stops the rain? She promised to marry him and then he will become King.
  The basic plot is established. The tailor he who clothes, mends and ties is the hero. Although simple
  --
  composed of threat and promise. The specific meaning of objects discriminated from unknown consists of
  restrictions of that general significance (often, of restrictions to zero to irrelevance). Such restriction is,

1.02 - Priestly Kings, #The Golden Bough, #James George Frazer, #Occultism
  his own advantage. Prayers, promises, or threats may secure him fine
  weather and an abundant crop from the gods; and if a god should

1.02 - Self-Consecration, #The Synthesis Of Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  27:These movements are indeed not always or absolutely arranged in a strict succession to each other. The second stage begins in part before the first is completed; the first continues in part until the second is perfected; the last divine working can manifest from time to time as a promise before it is finally settled and normal to the nature. Always too there is something higher and greater than the individual which leads him even in his personal labour and endeavour. Often he may become, and remain for a time, wholly conscious, even in parts of his being permanently conscious, of this greater leading behind the veil, and that may happen long before his whole nature has been purified in all its parts from the lower indirect control. Even, he may be thus conscious from the beginning; his mind and heart, if not his other members, may respond to its seizing and penetrating guidance with a certain initial completeness from the very first steps of the Yoga. But it is the constant and complete and uniform action of the great direct control that more and more distinguishes the transitional stage as it proceeds and draws to its close. This predominance of a greater diviner leading, not personal to ourselves, indicates the nature's increasing ripeness for a total spiritual transformation. It is the unmistakable sign that the self-consecration has not only been accepted in principle but is fulfilled in act and power. The Supreme has laid his luminous hand upon a chosen human vessel of his miraculous Light and Power and Ananda.
  

1.02 - The Age of Individualism and Reason, #The Human Cycle, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  On the other hand, there are in operation forces which seem likely to frustrate or modify this development before it can reach its menaced consummation. In the first place, rationalistic and physical Science has overpassed itself and must before long be overtaken by a mounting flood of psychological and psychic knowledge which cannot fail to compel quite a new view of the human being and open a new vista before mankind. At the same time the Age of Reason is visibly drawing to an end; novel ideas are sweeping over the world and are being accepted with a significant rapidity, ideas inevitably subversive of any premature typal order of economic rationalism, dynamic ideas such as Nietzsches Will-to-live, Bergsons exaltation of Intuition above intellect or the latest German philosophical tendency to acknowledge a suprarational faculty and a suprarational order of truths. Already another mental poise is beginning to settle and conceptions are on the way to apply themselves in the field of practice which promise to give the succession of the individualistic age of society not to a new typal order, but to a subjective age which may well be a great and momentous passage to a very different goal. It may be doubted whether we are not already in the morning twilight of a new period of the human cycle.
  Secondly, the West in its triumphant conquest of the world has awakened the slumbering East and has produced in its midst an increasing struggle between an imported Western individual ism and the old conventional principle of society. The latter is here rapidly, there slowly breaking down, but something quite different from Western individualism may very well take its place. Some opine, indeed, that Asia will reproduce Europes Age of Reason with all its materialism and secularist individualism while Europe itself is pushing onward into new forms and ideas; but this is in the last degree improbable. On the contrary, the signs are that the individualistic period in the East will be neither of long duration nor predominantly rationalistic and secularist in its character. If then the East, as the result of its awakening, follows its own bent and evolves a novel social tendency and culture, that is bound to have an enormous effect on the direction of the worlds civilisation; we can measure its probable influence by the profound results of the first reflux of the ideas even of the unawakened East upon Europe. Whatever that effect may be, it will not be in favour of any re-ordering of society on the lines of the still current tendency towards a mechanical economism which has not ceased to dominate mind and life in the Occident. The influence of the East is likely to be rather in the direction of subjectivism and practical spirituality, a greater opening of our physical existence to the realisation of ideals other than the strong but limited aims suggested by the life and the body in their own gross nature.

1.02 - The Descent. Dante's Protest and Virgil's Appeal. The Intercession of the Three Ladies Benedight., #The Divine Comedy, #Dante Alighieri, #Christianity
  And so much good my speech doth promise thee?"
  Even as the flowerets, by nocturnal chill,

1.02 - The Divine Is with You, #Words Of The Mother II, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  The Divines triumph is so perfect that every obstacle, every illwill, every hatred rising against Him is a promise of a vaster and
  still completer victory.

1.02 - The Necessity of Magick for All, #Magick Without Tears, #Aleister Crowley, #Philosophy
  Now then, what bothers me it this: Have I or have I not explained this matter of "Magick" "Why should I (who have only just heard of it, at least as a serious subject of study) acquire a knowledge of its principles, and of the powers conferred by its mastery?" Must I bribe you with promises of health, wealth, power over others, knowledge, thaumaturgical skill, success in every worldly ambition as I could quite honestly do? I hope there is no such need and yet, shall I confess it? it was only because all the good things of life were suddenly seen of me to be worthless, that I took the first steps towards the attainment of that Wisdom which, while enjoying to the full the "Feast of Life," guarantees me against surfeit, poison or interruption by the knowledge that it is all a Dream, and gives me the Power to turn that dream at will into any form that happens to appeal to my Inclination.
  Let me sum up, very succinctly; as usual, my enthusiasm has lured me into embroidering my sage discourse with Poets' Imagery!

1.02 - The Recovery, #Twelve Years With Sri Aurobindo, #Nirodbaran, #Integral Yoga
  December and January had rolled on smoothly. We were now looking forward to the removal of the splints. Dr. Rao on his weekly visits was pressing his case for the removal and was laughed at by all of us till he promised not to raise the issue again, only to break his word the next time. About the first week of February, some disquieting symptoms appeared. There was pain in the knee-joint and a mild swelling of the leg. We were very much perturbed by this unexpected intrusion. The specialist, informed about it, replied that such minor complications were not rare in fracture cases and would soon clear up. Now Rao got his chance: he argued that the unduly long immobilisation had caused the symptoms and urged the removal of the splints. Poor doctor! Nobody listened to his lonely voice. We all clung to the authority of the specialist and waited for his second visit. But Pondicherry to Madras was then no flying motor-drive! We had no cars, buses still belonged to the dreamland and the train service was as slow as it is today. I do not remember exactly when the specialist came and removed the splints, probably in the third or fourth week of February. As soon as it was done, the entire limb from the thigh downwards swelled up, to our deep consternation. The thigh looked frightful, almost double its size. The Mother kept an ominous silence, but Sri Aurobindo was as unconcerned as ever. The specialist repeated his view that such complications do set in in some cases, so we need not worry. The oedema was of no consequence and would gradually subside. He was satisfied that a firm union of the bone had taken place. With proper and careful treatment, massage, compress, gradual walking, etc., the leg would return to its normal size. The Mother was not however so easily satisfied. She questioned him very closely on the cause of the oedema, its pathology, complications and danger, or other possible sequels. When the specialist stated that sometimes movements might dislodge a venous clot and bring about serious complications, the Mother caught him at once and asked how then could he recommend massage and passive movements. The doctor was not prepared for such an astute question from a "woman" and said that the Mother was a very intelligent person! We reported this remark to Sri Aurobindo; he simply smiled.
  All of us were very much depressed by this adverse manifestation, since it would delay his recovery. I was particularly disturbed and worried, for I had not met with such a situation before and had to face it all alone as a doctor. I needed much strength and faith. So far it was Sri Aurobindo who had been giving me his constant spiritual support in my medical work. Now the Divine Physician himself was the patient. Whom should I approach for help? Though I did not openly ask him to cure himself using my poor self as the physical instrument, as I did in my other medical cases, still with the conviction that his and the Mother's force would be there, I proceeded with the instructions left by the specialist. But I was not free from anxiety. Meanwhile, I wrote to Dr. Manilal about the complication, asking him to come down and bring with him two or three pairs of crutches from Bombay.

1.03 - A CAUCUS-RACE AND A LONG TALE, #Alice in Wonderland, #Lewis Carroll, #Fiction
  "You promised to tell me your history, you know," said Alice, "and why it is you hate--C and D," she added in a whisper, half afraid that it would be offended again.
  "Mine is a long and a sad tale!" said the Mouse, turning to Alice and sighing.

1.03 - A Parable, #The Lotus Sutra, #Anonymous, #Various
  Father, please give us the toys you promised: those [three] carts, one yoked to a sheep, one to a deer, and one to an ox!
  O riputra, the afuent man then gave each child the same kind of large cart. These carts were tall and spacious, adorned with various jewels, and encircled with railings full of hanging bells. On the tops of the carts were canopies also decorated with various kinds of jewels. These carts were draped
  --
  That you just promised us,
  When you said that if we, your children, came out

1.03 - BOOK THE THIRD, #Metamorphoses, #Ovid, #Poetry
  Big with the promise of the Delphick God,
  When in the fields the fatal cow he view'd,
  --
  To keep his promise he ascends, and shrowds
  His awful brow in whirl-winds and in clouds;
  --
  The perjur'd villains promise to comply,
  And bid me hasten to unmoor the ship.

1.03 - Invocation of Tara, #Tara - The Feminine Divine, #unset, #Zen
  have made the promise, protect me, give me the
  support of all accomplishments. Brush away untimely

1.03 - Meeting the Master - Meeting with others, #Evening Talks With Sri Aurobindo, #unset, #Zen
   The contents of a letter from a pleader of Wardha one Mr. Rajwade were read out to Sri Aurobindo. It showed signs of increasing mental disorder. He wanted to become a yogi, a writer, and then an M.A. and Ll.M., if possible! He wanted to raise a loan of Rs. 3000/- if Sri Aurobindo promised him that he would finish the course.
   Sri Aurobindo: Which course? You mean the course to madness? He wants me to finish his course?
  --
   Lajpat Rai: If you want to get into the governing bodies you must make big promises; that is the nature of democracy!
   Sri Aurobindo: Then, why democracy at all? The lust for power will always be there. You can't get over it by shutting out all positions of power; our workers must get accustomed to it. They must learn to hold the positions for the nation. This difficulty would be infinitely greater when you get Swaraj. These things are there even in Europe. The Europeans are just the same as we are. Only, they have got discipline which we lack and a keen sense of national honour which we have not got.

1.03 - On exile or pilgrimage, #The Ladder of Divine Ascent, #Saint John of Climacus, #unset
  Look, beware, lest you be exposed to the deluge of sentiment through your attachment to the things of your home, and all that you have be drowned in the waters of earthly affection. Do not be moved by the tears of parents or friends; otherwise you will be weeping eternally. When they surround you like bees, or rather wasps, and shed tears over you, do not for one moment hesitate, but sternly fix the eye of your soul on your past actions and your death, that you may ward off one sorrow by another. Our own, or more correctly, those who are not our own, flatteringly promise to do everything to please us. But their aim is to hinder our splendid course, and afterwards to bend us in this way to their own ends.
  For our solitary life let us choose places where there are fewer opportunities for comfort and ambition, but more for humility. Otherwise, we shall be fleeing in company with our passions.

1.03 - Preparing for the Miraculous, #Preparing for the Miraculous, #George Van Vrekhem, #Integral Yoga
  ence promises to explain later. How will the body and the
  mind of still half animal Homo sapiens be changed into the

1.03 - Self-Surrender in Works - The Way of The Gita, #The Synthesis Of Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  But this must be a oneness in dynamic force and not only in static peace or inactive beatitude. The Gita promises us freedom for the spirit even in the midst of works and the full energies of Nature, if we accept subjection of our whole being to that which is higher than the separating and limiting ego. It proposes an integral dynamic activity founded on a still passivity; a largest possible action irrevocably based on an immobile calm is its secret, - free expression out of a supreme inward silence.
  All things here are the one and indivisible eternal transcendent and cosmic Brahman that is in its seeming divided in things and creatures; in seeming only, for in truth it is always one and equal in all things and creatures and the division is only a phenomenon of the surface. As long as we live in the ignorant seeming, we are the ego and are subject to the modes of Nature.

1.03 - Supernatural Aid, #The Hero with a Thousand Faces, #Joseph Campbell, #Mythology
  of destiny. The fantasy is a reassurancea promise that the
  peace of Paradise, which was known first within the mother
  --
  Then she promised herself that she would do no hurt to Kamar
  al-Zaman, and became concerned lest, resting in this desert

1.03 - The Gods, Superior Beings and Adverse Forces, #Words Of The Mother III, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   give me the promised advice, so that I may be able to get rid of them completely for ever.
  These adverse forces are connected with sexual desire. They live on the energy wasted when the act takes place. And even a thought, a mental or vital desire is sufficient to let them come in and settle in the atmosphere. Thus it is in the mind itself that the purification must take place.

1.03 - THE STUDY (The Exorcism), #Faust, #Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, #Poetry
  All that is promised shall delight thee purely;
  No skinflint bargain shalt thou see.

1.03 - The Void, #Of The Nature Of Things, #Lucretius, #Poetry
  This I can promise, Memmius, for a fact:
  Such copious drafts my singing tongue shall pour

1.04 - BOOK THE FOURTH, #Metamorphoses, #Ovid, #Poetry
  For this she largely promises, entreats,
  And to intreaties adds imperial threats.
  --
  Nor her alone they promise, but beside,
  The dowry of a kingdom with the bride.

1.04 - HOW THE .TRUE WORLD. ULTIMATELY BECAME A FABLE, #Twilight of the Idols, #Friedrich Nietzsche, #Philosophy
  2. The true world which is unattainable for the moment, is promised to
  the sage, to the pious man and to the man of virtue ("to the sinner who

1.04 - Magic and Religion, #The Golden Bough, #James George Frazer, #Occultism
  disappointment in the present by their endless promises of the
  future: they take him up to the top of an exceeding high mountain

1.04 - On blessed and ever-memorable obedience, #The Ladder of Divine Ascent, #Saint John of Climacus, #unset
  Terrible indeed was the judgment of a good judge and shepherd which I once saw in a monastery. For while I was there, it happened that a robber applied for admission to the monastic life. And that most excellent pastor and physician ordered him to take seven days of complete rest, just to see the kind of life in the place. When the week had passed, the pastor called him and asked him privately: Would you like to live with us? And when he saw that he agreed to this with all sincerity, he then asked him what evil he had done in the world. And when he saw that he readily confessed everything, he tried him still further, and said: I want you to tell this in the presence of all the brethren. But he really did hate his sin, and, scorning all shame, without the least hesitation he promised to do it. And if you like, he said, I will tell it in the middle of the city of Alexandria.
  And so, the shepherd gathered all his sheep in the church, to the number of 230, and during Divine Service (for it was Sunday), after the reading of the Gospel, he introduced this irreproachable convict. He was dragged by several of the brethren, who gave him moderate blows. His hands were tied behind his back, he was dressed in a hair shirt, his head was sprinkled with ashes. All were astonished at the sight. And immediately a woeful cry rang out, for no one knew what was happening. Then, when the robber appeared at the doors of the church,4 that holy superior who had such love for souls, said to him in a loud voice: Stop! You are not worthy to enter here.

1.04 - On Knowledge of the Future World., #The Alchemy of Happiness, #Al-Ghazali, #Sufism
  It is well known that spirits are divided into two classes, in one of which all blessed spirits are embraced and in the other all miserable spirits. With respect to the blessed spirits God says, "Think not that those who have been slain on [81] the divine road are dead : they are alive near their Lord and are sustained by him."1 In regard to the miserable spirits, the apostle of God came to the infidels who had been slain in the battle of Bader,2and called upon each by name, and said, "O ! such a one, son of such a one, I have found the victory and triumph which my Lord promised. And you, have you found that latter end and torment of which the Lord assured you, or have you not found it ?" His honored companions having remarked to him, "they are dead and how can they hear and how can they speak ?", the glory of the world replied, "By the truth of God who has commissioned me to be a true prophet, they are better able to hear than yourselves : there is only this difference, that they are not able to answer." And the prophet of God declared that the spirits of martyrs are in lanterns under the empyrean : and according to another account that they are suspended to the fruits of the trees of Paradise in the craws of green birds. In brief, whoever will study carefully the verses of the Koran, the Traditions and recollections that have reached us respecting death, and will consider the well substantiated accounts of the movements of the dead in grave yards, he will know, in a manner that should remove all doubt, that the dead clearly do not become non-existent....
  Hence it happens, that when a person becomes breathless and is entranced, as sometimes happens in the first exercises among the Soofees, he has a delightful vision of the state after death, notwithstanding the animal spirit continues in the enjoyment of health. Yet if, while in that state, fear and terror should happen to predominate and deprive him of feeling and motion, and if he become so far like the dead that he perceives no external object, the same [82] things may be revealed to him which are revealed to others after death. It is sometimes permitted, after he returns from that state to the sensible world, that all he has seen should remain in his memory, or that if he does not remember it, traces of it should remain in his mind. If he saw hell, he will retain traces of despondency, sadness, heaviness of spirit, suspicion and melancholy. If in the treasury of his imagination he has preserved these traces, it is lawful for him to communicate them to others....

1.04 - Religion and Occultism, #Words Of The Mother III, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  I know it, sir, and when I make a promise, I keep it. But for me these things dont have much importance. I have no
  27
  --
  I know that very well, sir, and I told you all this only to explain to you why I did not reply very seriously to the promise you were demanding from me.
  Why do men want to worship?

1.04 - THE APPEARANCE OF ANOMALY - CHALLENGE TO THE SHARED MAP, #Maps of Meaning, #Jordan Peterson, #Psychology
  affectively neutral: in fact, its affective significance, threat and promise, is perhaps all that can be
  experienced of it, before it has been categorized.
  --
  The dominance hierarchy of value, extant socially and intrapsychically, employs fear (and promise) to
  regulate access to desired commodities to determine the net motivational significance of particular events
  --
  light, and the promise of better things. It is in this manner that the sacrifice of the revolutionary savior
  redeems and rekindles the cosmos.
  --
  association between the promise of knowledge and the appearance of evil. The Edenic serpent occupies the
  same categorical space in the Christian psyche as Lucifer, bringer of light, spirit of unbridled
  --
  Lucifer, in the guise of the serpent, offers Eve the apple, with truly irresistible promise of expanded
  knowledge. Fate arranges the future Buddhas introduction to old age, sickness, and death but he chooses,

1.04 - The Paths, #A Garden of Pomegranates - An Outline of the Qabalah, #Israel Regardie, #Occultism
  Msenads of poetry and mythology, among more beautiful proofs of their superhuman character, have always to tear bulls in pieces and taste of the blood. The reader will also recall to mind the fair promise of Lord Dunsany's most interesting story, The Blessing of Pan.
  In India we see the sacred bull revered as typifying Shiva in his creative aspect ; also as glyphed in their temples by an erect Lingam. Here, the Goddess of Marriage, and

1.04 - The Sacrifice the Triune Path and the Lord of the Sacrifice, #The Synthesis Of Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  This is the beginning of a growing spiritual experience which reveals to him more and more that what seemed to him dark incomprehensible Maya was all the time no other than the Consciousness-Puissance of the Eternal, timeless and illimitable beyond the universe, but spread out here under a mask of bright and dark opposites for the miracle of the slow manifestation of the Divine in Mind and Life and Matter. All the Timeless presses towards the play in Time; all in Time turns upon and around the timeless Spirit. If the separate experience was liberative, this unitive experience is dynamic and effective. For he now not only feels himself to be in his soul-substance part of the Eternal, in his essential self and spirit entirely one with the Eternal, but in his active nature an instrumentation of its omniscient and omnipotent Consciousness-Puissance. However bounded and relative its present play in him, he can open to a greater and greater consciousness and power of it and to that expansion there seems to be no assignable limit. A level spiritual and supramental of that Consciousness-Puissance seems even to reveal itself above him and lean to enter into contact, where there are not these trammels and limits, and its powers too are pressing upon the play in Time with the promise of a greater descent and a less disguised or no longer disguised manifestation of the Eternal. The once conflicting but now biune duality of Brahman-Maya stands revealed to him as the first great dynamic aspect of the Self of all selves, the Master of existence, the Lord of the world-sacrifice and of his sacrifice.
  On another line of approach another Duality presents itself to the experience of the seeker. On one side he becomes aware of a witness recipient observing experiencing Consciousness which does not appear to act but for which all these activities inside and outside us seem to be undertaken and continue. On the other side he is aware at the same time of an executive Force or an energy of Process which is seen to constitute, drive and guide all conceivable activities and to create a myriad forms visible to us and invisible and use them as stable supports for its incessant flux of action and creation. Entering exclusively into the witness consciousness he becomes silent, untouched, immobile; he sees that he has till now passively reflected and appropriated to himself the movements of Nature and it is by this reflection that they acquired from the witness soul within him what seemed a spiritual value and significance. But now he has withdrawn that ascription or mirroring identification; he is conscious only of his silent self and aloof from all that is in motion around it; all activities are outside him and at once they cease to be intimately real; they appear now mechanical, detachable, endable. Entering exclusively into the kinetic movement, he has an opposite self-awareness; he seems to his own perception a mass of activities, a formation and result of forces; if there is an active consciousness, even some kind of kinetic being in the midst of it all, yet there is no longer a free soul in it anywhere. These two different and opposite states of being alternate in him or else stand simultaneously over against each other; one silent in the inner being observes but is unmoved and does not participate; the other active in some outer or surface self pursues its habitual movements. He has entered into an intense separative perception of the great duality, Soul-Nature, Purusha-Prakriti.
  --
  It is an integral knowledge that is being sought, an integral force, a total amplitude of union with the All and Infinite behind existence. For the seeker of the integral Yoga no single experience, no one Divine Aspect,however overwhelming to the human mind, sufficient for its capacity, easily accepted as the sole or the ultimate reality,can figure as the exclusive truth of the Eternal. For him the experience of the Divine Oneness carried to its extreme is more deeply embraced and amply fathomed by following out to the full the experience of the Divine Multiplicity. All that is true behind polytheism as well as behind monotheism falls within the scope of his seeking; but he passes beyond their superficial sense to human mind to grasp their mystic truth in the Divine. He sees what is aimed at by the jarring sects and philosophies and accepts each facet of the Reality in its own place, but rejects their narrownesses and errors and proceeds farther till he discovers the One Truth that binds them together. The reproach of anthropomorphism and anthropolatry cannot deter him,for he sees them to be prejudices of the ignorant and arrogant reasoning intelligence, the abstracting mind turning on itself in its own cramped circle. If human relations as practised now by man are full of smallness and perversity and ignorance, yet are they disfigured shadows of something in the Divine and by turning them to the Divine he finds that of which they are a shadow and brings it down for manifestation in life. It is through the human exceeding itself and opening itself to a supreme plenitude that the Divine must manifest itself here, since that comes inevitably in the course and process of the spiritual evolution, and therefore he will not despise or blind himself to the Godhead because it is lodged in a human body, mnu tanum ritam. Beyond the limited human conception of God, he will pass to the one divine Eternal, but also he will meet him in the faces of the Gods, his cosmic personalities supporting the World-Play, detect him behind the mask of the Vibhutis, embodied World-Forces or human Leaders, reverence and obey him in the Guru, worship him in the Avatar. This will be to him his exceeding good fortune if he can meet one who has realised or is becoming That which he seeks for and can by opening to it in this vessel of its manifestation himself realise it. For that is the most palpable sign of the growing fulfilment, the promise of the great mystery of the progressive Descent into Matter which is the secret sense of the material creation and the justification of terrestrial existence.
  Thus reveals himself to the seeker in the progress of the sacrifice the Lord of the sacrifice. At any point this revelation can begin; in any aspect the Master of the Work can take up the work in him and more and more press upon him and it for the unfolding of his presence. In time all the Aspects disclose themselves, separate, combine, fuse, are unified together. At the end there shines through it all the supreme integral Reality, unknowable to Mind which is part of the Ignorance, but knowable because self-aware in the light of a spiritual consciousness and a supramental knowledge.

1.04 - THE STUDY (The Compact), #Faust, #Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, #Poetry
  To no one hope of minenot oneits promise keeping:
  That even each joy's presentiment
  --
  And shall a promise bind my being?
  Yet this delusion in our hearts we bear:
  --
  The promise that I make to thee
  Is just the sum of my endeavor.
  --
  But time through order may be won, I promise.
  So, Friend (my views to briefly sum),

1.05 - 2010 and 1956 - Doomsday?, #Preparing for the Miraculous, #George Van Vrekhem, #Integral Yoga
  an endeavour which promises great practical benefits. He
  estimated in 1974 that a million civilizations may exist in

1.05 - BOOK THE FIFTH, #Metamorphoses, #Ovid, #Poetry
  By honour, promise, and desert his own.
  With him, the father of the beauteous bride,

1.05 - Christ, A Symbol of the Self, #Aion, #Carl Jung, #Psychology
  and passes quickly away. But he promised to preserve the future
  world for good, because it is great and eternal." Clement goes

1.05 - Computing Machines and the Nervous System, #Cybernetics, or Control and Communication in the Animal and the Machine, #Norbert Wiener, #Cybernetics
  much more promise for the future.
  It is already becoming clear in the use of these new machines

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

1.05 - The Activation of Human Energy, #Let Me Explain, #Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, #Christianity
  know that it is, by nature, irreversible. promise man as many
  million years as you will. Let him glimpse at the end of the

1.05 - THE HOSTILE BROTHERS - ARCHETYPES OF RESPONSE TO THE UNKNOWN, #Maps of Meaning, #Jordan Peterson, #Psychology
  to the group, which promises to protect him from everything unknown. The decadent, by contrast, refuses to
  join the social world, and clings rigidly to his own ideas merely because he is too undisciplined to serve
  --
  To that flame and you, girl, I promise: the whole wide world will read about you.501
  Who would admit even to himself: given the choice, I would be the citizen chief, in preference to the
  --
  of the self; through acceptance of ideological promise, offer of material security and guarantee of
  (unearned) intrapsychic stability:
  --
  dream would be right. But as the promised day drew nearer, the war news which reached our camp
  made it appear very unlikely that we would be free on the promised date. On March twenty-ninth, Fsuddenly became ill and ran a high temperature. On March thirtieth, the day his prophecy had told him
  that the war would be over for him, he became delirious and lost consciousness. On March thirty-first,
  --
  With other promises and other vaunts
  Than to submit, boasting I could subdue
  --
  paradise itself, the promised Land of milk and honey. Frye comments:
  The Biblical pattern for the purgatorial vision is the Exodus narrative, which is in three major parts.
  --
  period of lost direction, where one generation has to die off before a new one can enter the promised
  Land (Psalm 95:11). This is one of several features indicating that we are in a world transcending
  --
  Egypt, wilderness and promised Land emerges more clearly.
  The third stage is the entry into the promised Land, where Moses, personifying the older generation,
  dies just outside it. In Christian typology... this means that the law, which Moses symbolizes, cannot
  --
  utility of those things newly comprehended (means understanding of their refreshed promise). This first
  discovery Eureka! is the positive aspect of the voluntary renovelization of experience. Thus after
  --
  psychological, then interpersonal, state. This state differed from the hypothetical promised land described
  in the Old Testament in a number of vitally important manners. First, its construction was a matter of
  --
  it has been classified in accordance with its currently evident motivational status: promise, threat,
  satisfaction, punishment (or none of the above), as determined, situationally. This is evidently true with
  --
  Mother by the Great Father; replacement of ambivalent threat and promise by determinate valence
  (including irrelevance).
  --
  the Great Mother source of threat and promise, vital for renewal. The immersion of the king in the queen
  [their sexual union (the incest motif)] means reduction of the world to the precosmogonic chaos
  --
  I promised you that one day I would tell you what the book I am trying to write is supposed to be about.
  I havent been working on it much in the last month, although in some regards it is always on my mind and
  --
  I use the term promise here partly because it makes a good (that is, symmetric) counterpart to threat. The term
   promise used here means incentive reward or cue for satisfaction or cue for consummatory reward.
  --
  co-exist has received less attention (although the role of the amygdala in producing novelty-driven fear is wellestablished, as described previously). It is these twin aspects threat and promise, inducing a priori fear and hope
  (relevance, in its most fundamental guise) that normally lie beyond [Huxley, A. (1956).] William Blakes doors of
  --
  And yet Canaan seems a rather shrunken and anticlimactic form of the paradisal land of promise flowing with milk
  and honey that was originally promised to Israel. Perhaps Moses was really the only person to see the promised
  Land: perhaps the mountain outside it he climbed in his last hours was the only place from which it could be seen.
  --
  out of the city of Ur in Mesopotamia to a promised Land in the west. This introduces the pastoral era of the
  patriarchs, and ends at the end of Genesis, with Israel in Egypt. This situation again changes to an oppressive and
  --
  points and all the low points are metaphorically related to one another. That is, the garden of Eden, the promised
  Land, Jerusalem, and Mount Zion are interchangeable synonyms for the home of the soul, and in Christian imagery
  --
  dies just outside the promised Land, which in Christian typology signifies the inability of the law alone to redeem
  man, and the promised Land is conquered by Joshua. The hidden link here is that Jesus and Joshua are the same
  word, hence when the Virgin Mary is told to call her child Jesus or Joshua, the typological meaning is that the reign
  of the law is over, and the assault on the promised Land has begun (Matthew 1:21). [Frye, N. (1982). pp. 169-172].
  557
  --
  scapegoat and victim imagery attached to them. Joshua was a type of Christ as the conqueror of the promised Land:
  his enemies included five kings who were hung on trees and then buried in a cave with great stones rolled against it

1.05 - War And Politics, #Twelve Years With Sri Aurobindo, #Nirodbaran, #Integral Yoga
  Rao: The trouble about India is that the British have not kept a single promise so far. Nobody trusts them.
  Sri Aurobindo: The fact is they don't believe that India will help them if she is given Dominion Status. Otherwise they would have given it.

1.06 - The Three Schools of Magick 1, #Magick Without Tears, #Aleister Crowley, #Philosophy
  Here is the first section of M. Gerard Aumont's promised essay;*[AC12] it was originally called "The Three Schools of Magick." (Don't be cross, please, because it is not in the form of a personal letter!)
  There is today much misunderstanding of the meaning of the term "Magick." Many attempts have been made to define it, but perhaps the best for our present purpose of historical-ideological exposition will be this Magick is the Science of the Incommensurables.

1.07 - BOOK THE SEVENTH, #Metamorphoses, #Ovid, #Poetry
  Then promises, and bids 'em, from the fold
  Chuse out a ram, the most infirm and old;
  --
  Her promise with renew'd entreaty press;
  To countenance the cheat, three nights and days
  --
  And call their promise, and pretences, vain.
  Yet in my court I heard the murm'ring voice

1.07 - Incarnate Human Gods, #The Golden Bough, #James George Frazer, #Occultism
  god himself appeared to him in a vision of the night and promised
  that a portion of his, that is, of Gunputty's holy spirit should
  --
  generation. The divine promise was fulfilled. Seven successive
  incarnations, transmitted from father to son, manifested the light

1.07 - Past, Present and Future, #Words Of The Mother III, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  The future: a promise yet unrealised.
  The future is full of promise.
  The future is full of possibilities for those who know how to prepare themselves for it.

1.07 - Production of the mind-born sons of Brahma, #Vishnu Purana, #Vyasa, #Hinduism
  [3]: Besides this general notice of the origin of Rudra and his separate forms, we have in the next chapter an entirely different set of beings so denominated; and the eleven alluded to in the text are also more particularly enumerated in a subsequent chapter. The origin of Rudra, as one of the agents in creation, is described in most of the Purāṇas. The Mahābhārata, indeed, refers his origin to Viṣṇu, representing him as the personification of his anger, whilst Brahmā is that of his kindness. The Kūrma P. makes him proceed from Brahmā's mouth, whilst engaged in meditating on creation. The Varāha P. makes this appearance of Rudra the consequence of a promise made by Śiva to Brahmā, that he would become his son. In the parallel passages in other Purāṇas the progeny of the Rudra created by Brahmā is not confined to the eleven, but comprehends infinite numbers of beings in person and equipments like their parent; until Brahmā, alarmed at their fierceness, numbers, and immortality, desires his son Rudra, or, as the Matsya calls him, Vāmadeva, to form creatures of a different and mortal nature. Rudra refusing to do this, desists; whence his name Sthānu, from Sthā, 'to stay.' Li
  ga, Vāyu P. &c.

1.07 - Standards of Conduct and Spiritual Freedom, #The Synthesis Of Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  29:All conduct and action are part of the movement of a Power, a Force infinite and divine in its origin and secret sense and will even though the forms of it we see seem inconscient or ignorant, material, vital, mental, finite, which is working to bring out progressively something of the Divine and Infinite in the obscurity of the individual and collective nature. This power is leading towards the Light, but still through the Ignorance. It leads man first through his needs and desires; it guides him next through enlarged needs and desires modified and enlightened by a mental and moral ideal. It is preparing to lead him to a spiritual realisation that overrides these things and yet fulfils and reconciles them in all that is divinely true in their spirit and purpose. It transforms the needs and desires into a divine Will and Ananda. It transforms the mental and moral aspiration into the powers of Truth and Perfection that are beyond them. It substitutes for the divided straining of the individual nature, for the passion and strife of the separate ego, the calm, profound, harmonious and happy law of the universalised person within us, the central being, the spirit that is a portion of the supreme Spirit. This true Person in us, because it is universal, does not seek its separate gratification but only asks in its outward expression in Nature its growth to its real stature, the expression of its inner divine self, that transcendent spiritual power and presence within it which is one with all and in sympathy with each thing and creature and with all the collective personalities and powers of the divine existence, and yet it transcends them and is not bound by the egoism of any creature or collectivity or limited by the ignorant controls of their lower nature. This is the high realisation in front of all our seeking and striving, and it gives the sure promise of a perfect reconciliation and transmutation of all the elements of our nature. A pure, total and flawless action is possible only when that is effected and we have reached the height of this secret Godhead within us.
  30:The perfect supramental action will not follow any single principle or limited rule. It is not likely to satisfy the standard either of the individual egoist or of any organised group-mind. It will conform to the demand neither of the positive practical man of the world nor of the formal moralist nor of the patriot nor of the sentimental philanthropist nor of the idealising philosopher. It will proceed by a spontaneous outflowing from the summits in the totality of an illumined and uplifted being, will and knowledge and not by the selected, calculated and standardised action which is all that the intellectual reason or ethical will can achieve. Its sole aim will be the expression of the divine in us and the keeping together of the world and its progress towards the Manifestation that is to be. This even will not be so much an aim and purpose as a spontaneous law of the being and an intuitive determination of the action by the Light of the divine Truth and its automatic influence. It will proceed like the action of Nature from a total will and knowledge behind her, but a will and knowledge enlightened in a conscious supreme Nature and no longer obscure in this ignorant Prakriti. It will be an action not bound by the dualities but full and large in the spirit's impartial joy of existence. The happy and inspired movement of a divine Power and Wisdom guiding and impelling us will replace the perplexities and stumblings of the suffering and ignorant ego.

1.07 - The Process of Evolution, #Essays In Philosophy And Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Sayama is unseasonable and would be fruitless when a force, quality or tendency is in its infancy or vigour, before it has had the enjoyment and full activity which is its due. When once a thing is born it must have its youth, growth, enjoyment, life and final decay and death; when once an impetus has been given by Prakriti to her creation, she insists that the velocity shall spend itself by natural exhaustion before it shall cease. To arrest the growth or speed unseasonably by force is nigraha, which can be effective for a time but not in perpetuity. It is said in the Gita that all things are ruled by their nature, to their nature they return and nigraha or repression is fruitless. What happens then is that the thing untimely slain by violence is not really dead, but withdraws for a time into the Prakriti which sent it forth, gathers an immense force and returns with extraordinary violence ravening for the rightful enjoyment which it was denied. We see this in the attempts we make to get rid of our evil saskras or associations when we first tread the path of Yoga. If anger is a powerful element in our nature, we may put it down for a time by sheer force and call it self-control, but eventually unsatisfied Nature will get the better of us and the passion return upon us with astonishing force at an unexpected moment. There are only two ways by which we can effectively get the better of the passion which seeks to enslave us. One is by substitution, replacing it whenever it rises by the opposite quality, anger by thoughts of forgiveness, love or forbearance, lust by meditation on purity, pride by thoughts of humility and our own defects or nothingness; this is the method of Rajayoga, but it is a difficult, slow and uncertain method; for both the ancient traditions and the modern experience of Yoga show that men who had attained for long years the highest self-mastery have been suddenly surprised by a violent return of the thing they thought dead or for ever subject. Still this substitution, slow though it be, is one of the commonest methods of Nature and it is largely by this means, often unconsciously or half-consciously used, that the character of a man changes and develops from life to life or even in the bounds of a single lifetime. It does not destroy things in their seed and the seed which is not reduced to ashes by Yoga is always capable of sprouting again and growing into the complete and mighty tree. The second method is to give bhoga or enjoyment to the passion so as to get rid of it quickly. When it is satiated and surfeited by excessive enjoyment, it becomes weak and spent and a reaction ensues which establishes for a time the opposite force, tendency or quality. If that moment is seized by the Yogin for nigraha, the nigraha so repeated at every suitable opportunity becomes so far effective as to reduce the strength and vitality of the vtti sufficiently for the application of the final sayama. This method of enjoyment and reaction is also a favourite and universal method of Nature, but it is never complete in itself and, if applied to permanent forces or qualities, tends to establish a see-saw of opposite tendencies, extremely useful to the operations of Prakriti but from the point of view of self-mastery useless and inconclusive. It is only when this method is followed up by the use of sayama that it becomes effective. The Yogin regards the vtti merely as a play of Nature with which he is not concerned and of which he is merely the spectator; the anger, lust or pride is not his, it is the universal Mothers and she works it and stills it for her own purposes. When, however, the vtti is strong, mastering and unspent, this attitude cannot be maintained in sincerity and to try to hold it intellectually without sincerely feeling it is mithycra, false discipline or hypocrisy. It is only when it is somewhat exhausted by repeated enjoyment and coercion that Prakriti or Nature at the comm and of the soul or Purusha can really deal with her own creation. She deals with it first by vairgya in its crudest form of disgust, but this is too violent a feeling to be permanent; yet it leaves its mark behind in a deep-seated wish to be rid of its cause, which survives the return and temporary reign of the passion. Afterwards its return is viewed with impatience but without any acute feeling of intolerance. Finally supreme indifference or udsnat is gained and the final going out of the tendency by the ordinary process of Nature is watched in the true spirit of the sayam who has the knowledge that he is the witnessing soul and has only to dissociate himself from a phenomenon for it to cease. The highest stage leads either to mukti in the form of laya or disappearance, the vtti vanishing altogether and for good, or else to another kind of freedom when the soul knows that it is Gods ll and leaves it to Him whether He shall throw out the tendency or use it for His own purposes. This is the attitude of the Karmayogin who puts himself in Gods hands and does work for His sake only, knowing that it is Gods force that works in him. The result of that attitude of self-surrender is that the Lord of all takes charge and according to the promise of the Gita delivers His servant and lover from all sin and evil, the vttis working in the bodily machine without affecting the soul and working only when He raises them up for His purposes. This is nirliptat, the state of absolute freedom within the ll.
  The law is the same for the mass as for the individual. The process of human evolution has been seen by the eye of inspired observation to be that of working out the tiger and the ape. The forces of cruelty, lust, mischievous destruction, pain-giving, folly, brutality, ignorance were once rampant in humanity, they had full enjoyment; then by the growth of religion and philosophy they began in periods of satiety such as the beginning of the Christian era in Europe to be partly replaced, partly put under control. As is the law of such things, they have always reverted again with greater or less virulence and sought with more or less success to re-establish themselves. Finally in the nineteenth century it seemed for a time as if some of these forces had, for a time at least, exhausted themselves and the hour for sayama and gradual dismissal from the evolution had really arrived. Such hopes always recur and in the end they are likely to bring about their own fulfilment, but before that happens another recoil is inevitable. We see plenty of signs of it in the reeling back into the beast which is in progress in Europe and America behind the fair outside of Science, progress, civilisation and humanitarianism, and we are likely to see more signs of it in the era that is coming upon us. A similar law holds in politics and society. The political evolution of the human race follows certain lines of which the most recent formula has been given in the watchwords of the French Revolution, freedom, equality and brotherhood. But the forces of the old world, the forces of despotism, the forces of traditional privilege and selfish exploitation, the forces of unfraternal strife and passionate self-regarding competition are always struggling to reseat themselves on the thrones of the earth. A determined movement of reaction is evident in many parts of the world and nowhere perhaps more than in England which was once one of the self-styled champions of progress and liberty. The attempt to go back to the old spirit is one of those necessary returns without which it cannot be so utterly exhausted as to be blotted out from the evolution. It rises only to be defeated and crushed again. On the other hand the force of the democratic tendency is not a force which is spent but one which has not yet arrived, not a force which has had the greater part of its enjoyment but one which is still vigorous, unsatisfied and eager for fulfilment. Every attempt to coerce it in the past reacted eventually on the coercing force and brought back the democratic spirit fierce, hungry and unsatisfied, joining to its fair motto of Liberty, Equality and Fraternity the terrible addition or Death. It is not likely that the immediate future of the democratic tendency will satisfy the utmost dreams of the lover of liberty who seeks an anarchist freedom, or of the lover of equality who tries to establish a socialistic dead level, or of the lover of fraternity who dreams of a world-embracing communism. But some harmonisation of this great ideal is undoubtedly the immediate future of the human race. On the old forces of despotism, inequality and unbridled competition, after they have been once more overthrown, a process of gradual sayama will be performed by which what has remained of them will be regarded as the disappearing vestiges of a dead reality and without any further violent coercion be transformed slowly and steadily out of existence.

1.08 - BOOK THE EIGHTH, #Metamorphoses, #Ovid, #Poetry
  Secure to make his empty promise good.
  But the more wary beast prevents the blow,

1.08 - Sri Aurobindos Descent into Death, #Preparing for the Miraculous, #George Van Vrekhem, #Integral Yoga
  him. And as I had promised him that I would stay on and
  do the work, I had to do that: I literally closed the door on

1.08 - The Change of Vision, #On the Way to Supermanhood, #Satprem, #Integral Yoga
  But at least we have progressed in one direction, which is not the one we think. We have completed the cycle of the ape; we have pushed to its ultimate consequence the simple little gesture that tied a vine to a branch to make a bow; we have inflated and overinflated the mental balloon to its breaking point. And Nature's design is accomplished, which was not just to take stock of the world, but to lead the whole species to the zero point, to that supreme juncture where there is not a single jungle left to explore, not one sea to plumb, not one Himalaya, when soon not even an acre of ground will be left for our concrete and steel structures, when even the gods have been squeezed dry of all their juices and collect dust on the shelves of our libraries, when life collapses under its own weight and leaves us again, like ancient man under the stars, alone, face to face with the mystery of the earth, to find the name of things, their power of being, the true vibration that dwells in us and links us to the world: the naked mystery of this unsullied moment, the original music of things, which is perhaps their ultimate truth and ultimate power, an original vision that is a new birth of the world, and perhaps the promise of its transformation. This is the end of the mental world. We are before naked matter. We are at the time of the great Invention.
  And we are almost ridiculously inadequate for such a fabulous adventure. What do we have? A little fire inside, whose goal we do not even know, but which burns with us, accompanies our steps, our thousands of steps in the great vain machine; a little clearing that sometimes seems so lovely and light, and so fragile in the midst of the huge empty chaos that's all we have. It is childlike and transparent and almost ridiculous amid the strides of the caparisoned colossi of the mind. And what do we discover? A breath, a nothing, a speck of gold glittering for a moment and then vanishing. There is nothing sensational. It is the opposite of sensational; it is unassuming minuteness; it is perhaps nothing, and it is everything. It is as fluid as the man bending for the first time over the first river in the world and looking at a blade of grass pass by, and then another (come from where, carried away where?), a fugitive reflection of the sky, and that other little cascade in his heart. But it all makes a single whole, and for a fraction of a second, a sort of look opens up and pervades that drop of water and the blade of grass with infinity, and the over there it comes from and the other there it goes to, as if everything had already happened, as if nothing ever happened, nothing ever passed: an eternal meeting between that pink in the sky, this heartbeat and this frail blade of grass. And other blades of grass may come, other pinks or blues or blacks go by, but it is always the same thing meeting itself, at the same point, with other faces and other names. So, something begins to take root in this meeting point of the worlds, as if one and the same look were looking at one and the same story. And everything is tranquil, identical and clear; there is no need to strain toward tomorrow, to grasp at that pink or blue, this blade of grass or that one; there are no other points out there, or else it is the same one and the same things meeting each other; there is only one point at each instant, and the whole world passes through it, along with Sagittarius and Betelgeuse and that twig. All is contained there, for ages upon ages. We just have to listen to the music of that point to hear all other music, we just have to be there to be with all other beings, past, present and future there is but one story in the world and one moment and one being. It is right there; we are in it. There will be nothing more, nothing else, in three thousand years or a hundred thousand.

1.08 - The Supreme Discovery, #Words Of Long Ago, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  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.

1.09 - BOOK THE NINTH, #Metamorphoses, #Ovid, #Poetry
  O'er his smooth chin to spread, and promise man.
  Hebe submitted to her husband's pray'rs,
  --
  This promise made, with night the Goddess fled;
  With joy the woman wakes, and leaves her bed;

WORDNET



--- Overview of noun promise

The noun promise has 2 senses (first 2 from tagged texts)
                    
1. (8) promise ::: (a verbal commitment by one person to another agreeing to do (or not to do) something in the future)
2. (8) promise, hope ::: (grounds for feeling hopeful about the future; "there is little or no promise that he will recover")

--- Overview of verb promise

The verb promise has 4 senses (first 4 from tagged texts)
                    
1. (26) promise, assure ::: (make a promise or commitment)
2. (11) promise ::: (promise to undertake or give; "I promise you my best effort")
3. (5) predict, foretell, prognosticate, call, forebode, anticipate, promise ::: (make a prediction about; tell in advance; "Call the outcome of an election")
4. (3) promise ::: (give grounds for expectations; "The new results were promising"; "The results promised fame and glory")


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

2 senses of promise                          

Sense 1
promise
   => speech act
     => act, deed, human action, human activity
       => event
         => psychological feature
           => abstraction, abstract entity
             => entity
   => commitment, dedication
     => message, content, subject matter, substance
       => communication
         => abstraction, abstract entity
           => entity

Sense 2
promise, hope
   => expectation, outlook, prospect
     => belief
       => content, cognitive content, mental object
         => cognition, knowledge, noesis
           => psychological feature
             => abstraction, abstract entity
               => entity


--- Hyponyms of noun promise

2 senses of promise                          

Sense 1
promise
   => oath
   => parole, word, word of honor
   => betrothal, troth, engagement
   => pinning
   => rain check

Sense 2
promise, hope
   => rainbow


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

2 senses of promise                          

Sense 1
promise
   => speech act
   => commitment, dedication

Sense 2
promise, hope
   => expectation, outlook, prospect




--- Coordinate Terms (sisters) of noun promise

2 senses of promise                          

Sense 1
promise
  -> speech act
   => congratulation, felicitation
   => slander
   => proposal, proposition
   => command, bid, bidding, dictation
   => agreement
   => citation
   => disagreement
   => offer, offering
   => request, asking
   => reply, response
   => description
   => affirmation, assertion, statement
   => denial
   => rejection
   => objection
   => informing, making known
   => disclosure, revelation, revealing
   => promise
   => boast, boasting, self-praise, jactitation
   => naming
   => challenge
   => explanation
   => denunciation, denouncement
   => address, speech
   => resignation
  -> commitment, dedication
   => oath, swearing
   => affirmation
   => promise
   => assurance, pledge

Sense 2
promise, hope
  -> expectation, outlook, prospect
   => promise, hope
   => foretaste
   => possibility
   => anticipation, expectancy
   => apprehension, misgiving




--- Grep of noun promise
breach of promise
compromise
missouri compromise
promise
promised land
promisee
promiser



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Wikipedia - Dallas Accord -- Compromise from the 1974 Libertarian National Convention
Wikipedia - Don't Promise Me Anything -- 1937 film
Wikipedia - Dunmore's Proclamation -- Governor of Colony of Virginia in 1775 declared martial law and promised freedom for slaves
Wikipedia - Eastern Promises -- 2007 crime film by David Cronenberg
Wikipedia - Engagement -- Promise to wed; period of preparation before marriage
Wikipedia - Europanto -- Compromised planned language
Wikipedia - Face the Promise -- Album by Bob Seger
Wikipedia - Fatal Promise -- 2020 South Korean TV revenge melodrama series
Wikipedia - Forward secrecy -- Property of secure communication protocols in which compromise of long-term keys does not compromise past session keys.
Wikipedia - Fourth Transformation -- Campaign promise of Mexican president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador
Wikipedia - Futures and promises
Wikipedia - Gathering of Israel -- The biblical promise of Deuteronomy 30:1-5 given by Moses to the people of Israel prior to their entrance into the Land of Israel
Wikipedia - Get-rich-quick scheme -- Scam that promises high rates of return for a small investment
Wikipedia - Hadith of the Ten Promised Paradise -- Ten Promised Paradise
Wikipedia - Immunodeficiency -- State in which the immune system's ability to fight infectious disease and cancer is compromised or absent
Wikipedia - Indicator of compromise -- Artifact observed on a network or in an operating system that indicates a computer intrusion
Wikipedia - Intal language -- Compromised planned language
Wikipedia - I Promise (film) -- 1994 film
Wikipedia - I Promise (Radiohead song) -- Radiohead song
Wikipedia - I Promise You Anarchy -- 2015 film
Wikipedia - I Promise You (I.P.U.) -- Song by Wanna One
Wikipedia - Kansas-Nebraska Act -- 1854 United States legislation promoted by Stephen A. Douglas which repealed the Missouri Compromise line and disrupted the Compromise of 1850
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Wikipedia - List of The Promised Neverland chapters -- Wikimedia list article
Wikipedia - List of The Promised Neverland episodes -- Wikipedia list article
Wikipedia - List of The Promise of Forever episodes -- Wikipedia list article
Wikipedia - Long Promised Road -- original song written by Carl Wilson and Jack Rieley for US band The Beach Boys
Wikipedia - MAC flooding -- Technique employed to compromise the security of network switches
Wikipedia - Marriage vows -- Promises each partner in a couple makes to the other during a wedding ceremony
Wikipedia - Massachusetts Compromise -- Historical event
Wikipedia - Microsoft Open Specification Promise
Wikipedia - Missouri Compromise -- Legislative compromise between pro- and anti-slavery parties in the run-up to the American Civil War
Wikipedia - Musical temperament -- A tuning system that slightly compromises the pure intervals of just intonation to meet other requirements
Wikipedia - My Promise (song) -- 2013 song by Earth, Wind & Fire
Wikipedia - New Covenant -- Christians believe that the promised New Covenant was instituted at the Last Supper
Wikipedia - New Year's resolution -- A promise or commitment an individual makes around January 1st
Wikipedia - No Compromise (magazine)
Wikipedia - No Matter How Much You Promise to Cook or Pay the Rent You Blew It Cauze Bill Bailey Ain't Never Coming Home Again -- 2003 book by Edgardo Vega YunquM-CM-)
Wikipedia - Non-compromised Pendulum -- 2017 book by Oleg Maltsev and Tom Patti about the peek-a-boo boxing style
Wikipedia - No Promises (Bryan Rice song) -- 2005 single by Bryan Rice
Wikipedia - No Promises (Carla Bruni album) -- 2007 studio album by Carla Bruni
Wikipedia - Oath of office -- An official promise by a person who has been elected to a public office to fulfill the duties of the office according to the law
Wikipedia - Palmetto Promise Institute -- Conservative think tank
Wikipedia - Peace, Propaganda > the Promised Land
Wikipedia - Perceived psychological contract violation -- Belief that one's employer has broken promises
Wikipedia - Perfidy -- Breaking of promise of good faith in order to gain military advantage
Wikipedia - Promise at Dawn -- 1970 film
Wikipedia - Promised Land (2004 film) -- 2004 film by Amos Gitai
Wikipedia - Promised Land (2012 film) -- 2012 film by Gus Van Sant
Wikipedia - Promised Land (Crash Test Dummies song) -- 2015 single by Crash Test Dummies
Wikipedia - Promised Land station -- Former rail stop in Long Island, New York, U.S.
Wikipedia - Promised Land
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Wikipedia - Promise Her Anything -- 1965 film by Arthur Hiller
Wikipedia - Promise Keepers -- Evangelical Christian organization for men
Wikipedia - Promise Me, Dad -- 2017 book by Joe Biden
Wikipedia - Promise Me This -- 2007 film by Emir Kusturica
Wikipedia - Promise pipelining
Wikipedia - Promise problem
Wikipedia - Promise Ring (song) -- 2007 single by Tiffany Evans
Wikipedia - Promise (Romeo Santos song) -- 2011 song by Romeo Santos
Wikipedia - Promises (Calvin Harris and Sam Smith song) -- 2018 single by Calvin Harris and Sam Smith
Wikipedia - Promises (film) -- 2001 documentary film
Wikipedia - Promises in Death -- Book by Nora Roberts
Wikipedia - Promises! Promises! -- 1963 film by King Donovan
Wikipedia - Promises (The Cranberries song) -- 1999 song by The Cranberries
Wikipedia - Promises to Keep (Biden book) -- 2007 book by Joe Biden
Wikipedia - Promises to Keep (film) -- 1988 film
Wikipedia - Promise This -- 2010 single by Cheryl Cole
Wikipedia - Promise
Wikipedia - Red Dwarf: The Promised Land -- British television film
Wikipedia - Reserve gas supply (diving) -- Surface breathing gas supply for diving use if main supply is compromised
Wikipedia - Robinson projection -- A compromise map projection for world maps
Wikipedia - Solemn Promise -- 2009 film
Wikipedia - Starlight Promises -- 2018 Japanese original net animation
Wikipedia - Structural integrity and failure -- Engineering event in which the structural integrity of a construction is compromised due to failure of components of the structure
Wikipedia - The Copper Promise -- Fantasy series
Wikipedia - The Devil's Promise
Wikipedia - The Place Promised in Our Early Days
Wikipedia - The Promise (1969 film) -- 1969 film directed by Michael Hayes
Wikipedia - The Promise (1995 film) -- 1995 film
Wikipedia - The Promised Key -- 1935 Rastafari movement tract
Wikipedia - The Promised Land (1925 film) -- 1925 film
Wikipedia - The Promised Land (1973 film) -- 1973 film
Wikipedia - The Promised Land (1975 film)
Wikipedia - The Promised Land (2015 film) -- 2015 film
Wikipedia - The Promised Neverland (season 1) -- Wikipedia list article
Wikipedia - The Promised Neverland (season 2) -- Wikipedia list article
Wikipedia - The Promised Neverland -- Japanese manga series
Wikipedia - The Promise (Girls Aloud song) -- 2008 single by Girls Aloud
Wikipedia - The Promise (Il Divo album) -- album by Il Divo
Wikipedia - The Promise of American Life -- 1909 book by Herbert Croly
Wikipedia - The Promise of a New Day -- 1991 single by Paula Abdul
Wikipedia - The Promise of Happiness
Wikipedia - The Promise of Pisa -- 2019 film
Wikipedia - The Promise of World Peace -- 1985 statement by the Universal House of Justice of the BahaM-JM-
Wikipedia - The Promise Ring -- American band
Wikipedia - The Promise That Heaven Kept -- album by Promise
Wikipedia - This I Promise You -- 2000 single by NSYNC
Wikipedia - Three-fifths Compromise -- Superseded US Constitution clause counting three-fifths of slaves
Wikipedia - Unreliable narrator -- Narrator whose credibility is compromised
Wikipedia - Upromise -- Company
Wikipedia - Wikidumper.org -- Website created by Clifford A. Pickover that promises to permanently record a snapshot of the "best of the Wikipedia rejects"
Wikipedia - Winkel tripel projection -- Compromise map projection defined as the arithmetic mean of the equirectangular projection and the Aitoff projection
Wikipedia - Without Compromise -- 1922 film
Wikipedia - WOLW -- The Promise FM radio station in Cadillac, Michigan
Wikipedia - WPHN -- The Promise FM radio station in Gaylord, Michigan
Wikipedia - WTHN -- The Promise FM radio station in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan
Wikipedia - Zombie (computing) -- Network connected computer that has been compromised and is used for malicious task without the owner being aware of it
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