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I want all the good quotes, especially first about God. and especially by those whose word means most. This thought came from reading "It is by God's Grace that you think of God!" while lost but a during weed comeup


I quote others only in order the better to express myself. ~ Michel de Montaigne
Next to the originator of a good sentence is the first quoter of it.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson, Quotations and Originality

Give yourself unto reading. The man who never reads will never be read; he who never quotes will never be quoted. He who will not use the thoughts of other men's brains, proves that he has no brains of his own. You need to read.
. . .
We are quite persuaded that the very best way for you to be spending your leisure time, is to be either reading or praying. You may get much instruction from books which afterwards you may use as a true weapon in your Lord and Master's service. Paul cries, "Bring the books" - join in the cry.
~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon

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--- DICTIONARIES (in Dictionaries, in Quotes, in Chapters)

quoted ::: imp. & p. p. --> of Quote

quote ::: v. t. --> To cite, as a passage from some author; to name, repeat, or adduce, as a passage from an author or speaker, by way of authority or illustration; as, to quote a passage from Homer.
To cite a passage from; to name as the authority for a statement or an opinion; as, to quote Shakespeare.
To name the current price of.
To notice; to observe; to examine.
To set down, as in writing.

quoter ::: n. --> One who quotes the words of another.

quote chapter and verse
[by analogy with the mainstream phrase] To cite a relevant
excerpt from an appropriate {bible}. "I don't care if "rn"
gets it wrong; "Followup-To: poster" is explicitly permitted
by {RFC} 1036. I'll quote chapter and verse if you don't
believe me." See also {legalese}, {language lawyer}, {RTFS}
(sense 2).
[{Jargon File}]

quoted ::: imp. & p. p. --> of Quote

quote ::: v. t. --> To cite, as a passage from some author; to name, repeat, or adduce, as a passage from an author or speaker, by way of authority or illustration; as, to quote a passage from Homer.
To cite a passage from; to name as the authority for a statement or an opinion; as, to quote Shakespeare.
To name the current price of.
To notice; to observe; to examine.
To set down, as in writing.

quoter ::: n. --> One who quotes the words of another.

quoted by Levi in Transcendental Magic, the govern¬

quoted in Jewish Encyclopedia I, 593.] In the

quoted by Levi in Transcendental Magic, the

quotes the gnostic Valentinians: “They say that

quote chapter and verse ::: [by analogy with the mainstream phrase] To cite a relevant excerpt from an appropriate bible. I don't care if rn gets it wrong; Followup-To: poster is explicitly permitted by RFC 1036. I'll quote chapter and verse if you don't believe me. See also legalese, language lawyer, RTFS (sense 2).[Jargon File]

Quote - To state the specific price of a service or asset, e.g. a specific stock price or fee for a specific service.

Quoted price – Is the price of the last transaction of a listed security or an estimate of how much a particular job or item will cost.

quote: The exact words of the person being referred too.

quote :::The aim of all religions and philosophies is the understanding and the realization of unity. The Vedanta philosophy teaches advaita: there is no such thing as 'two'; the whole is one and the same being. In the Bible it is said, 'I

quote :::To make a place is to make an Akasha ... When you make yourself an Akasha for God to be enshrined in, that is the only purpose for which this body was made. It was made that God might take charge of it, might be awakened in this body. By doing this one fulfills that purpose, one opens this place for God, one makes it the places for God, and says, 'Now You be enshrined in this place; it belongs to You, You made it.'

quote :::The word capacity refers to the unconfined basis for experience, as in the moment just before something takes place. ... The analogy for this is a bright mirror, a readiness for experience to unfold without any preconception whatsoever.

quote :::In the Vedanta the soul is called by three names which denote its three aspects, Atma, Mahatma, Paramatma. Atma is the soul conscious of the life on the surface, Mahatma is the soul conscious as well of the life within, Paramatma is the consciousness that is the soul of souls, conscious of the Absolute within and without, the God of the knower, the Lord of the seer.


quote :::Avicenna, the great physician of ancient times, on whose discoveries medieval science was based, was a Sufi who used to sit in meditation, and by intuition he used to write prescriptions.


quote :::The ideal perfection, called Baqa by Sufis, is termed 'Najat'in Islam, 'Nirvana'

quote :::Devotion requires an ideal, and the ideal of the Sufis is the God-ideal. They attain to this ideal by a gradual process. They first take bayat, initiation, from the hand of one whose presence gives them confidence that he will be a worthy counselor in life and a guide on the path as yet untrodden...

quote :::Oh, Allah, how long will this 'you'

quote :::You alone exist; I do not, O Beloved!
You alone exist, I do not! Like the shadow of a house in ruins,
I revolve in my own mind.
If I speak, you speak with me:
If I am silent, you are in my mind.
If I sleep, you sleep with me:
If I walk, you are along my path.
Oh Bulleh, the spouse has come to my house:
My life is a sacrifice unto Him.
You alone exist; I do not, O Beloved!

quote :::The work of a cherag is to help a person to live...


quote :::After receiving instruction in the five different grades of Sufism, the physical, intellectual, mental, moral, and spiritual, I went through a course of training in the four schools:

quote :::In Sanskrit religion is called Dharma, which literally means duty. To give a definition of what religion is one can say that it is an unswerving progress towards the ideal.


quote :::The divine life has a certain capability to give life, and it gives this life as teaching to the children of earth, and this teaching is called Dharma, religion. Religions are many and different from one another, but only in form, for water is one and the same element, and formless, only it takes the shape of the channel which holds it and which it uses for its accommodation; and so the name water is changed into river, lake, sea, stream, pond, etc. So it is with religion; the essential truth is one.

quote :::When man has risen to the stage of development where he can be the perfect instrument of God, when nothing of his own being stands in the way of the direct impulse that comes from within -- that spirit may be called perfect. That which is most precious, that which is the purpose of man's life is to arrive at that state of perfection when he can be the perfect instrument of God.


quote :::There is a still greater and deeper experience: when a person is in a wilderness, near rocks in the desert, where there is no sound even of birds or beasts, when there is absolute silence. In the East, did not all the prophets from the time of Abraham, Moses, David, and in the time of Christ and Muhammad, all the prophets of the Old Testament and the New, and of the Qur'an, receive their inspiration from the same source?

quote :::Music is called Ghiza-i-ruh, the food of the soul, by Sufis. Music being the most divine art elevates the soul to the higher spirit; music itself being unseen soon reaches the unseen; just as only the diamond can break the diamond, so musical vibrations are used to make the physical and mental vibrations inactive, in order that the Sufi may be elevated to the spiritual spheres.


quote :::Christ said, 'I and the Father are one'. That does not mean that Christ laid claim to Godhood for His own person. It is what the dervishes call 'Hama man am', which means all is He and He is all. There is not an atom in the universe that He is not. We must recognize Him, we must respect Him in every face, even in the face of our enemy...

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

quote :::            

quote :::Haya

quote :::This sound Hu is the beginning and the end of all sounds, be they from man, bird, beast, or thing...

quote :::The Supreme Being has been called by various names in different languages, but the mystics have known him as Hu, the natural name, not man-made, the only name of the Nameless, which all nature constantly proclaims.

quote :::    

quote :::Inspiration is the inner light which reflects itself upon the heart of man; the purer the heart is from rust, like a clean mirror, the more clearly inspiration can be reflected in it. To receive inspirations clearly the heart should be prepared by proper training. A heart soiled with rust is never capable of receiving them. There are five kinds of inspiration:

quote :::In an Eastern language there is a word which is very difficult to translate: iman. It is not exactly faith or belief; the nearest word one can find for it is conviction, a conviction that cannot be changed by anything, a conviction that does not come from outside. One always seeks for conviction, one asks, 'Will anybody convince me, will this thing convince me?'Nothing convinces, nobody convinces. Conviction is something that comes from one's own heart and it stands above faith and belief...


quote :::The Sufi in the East says to himself, 'Ishq Allah, Ma'bud Allah, which means 'God is Love, God is the Beloved', in other words it is God who is Love, Lover, and Beloved.


quote :::There are also words, which no language can claim for its own. This is true of the word Ism-i Azam, which means the word of power. No one can claim this word as belonging to his language; it is a word, which belongs to no language... All other words have been derived from it, for Ism-i Azam is the spirit of all words; it is the root of all other words.

quote :::All down the ages the Yogis and seers of India have worshipped the Word-God, or Sound-God, and around that idea is centered all the mysticism of sound or utterance.

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."

quote :::The history of Khusru, the old king of Persia, who was both Prophet and king shows this. His feeling was, 'My subjects are my children; more than my children, nearer and closer than my children; their interest is my interest, for them I live, for them I was born. My whole life is for them.'

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1:I quote others only in order the better to express myself. ~ Michel de Montaigne,
2:LISP programmers know the value of everything and the cost of nothing. ~ Alan Perlis, , (take on an Oscar Wilde quote),
3:Next to the originator of a good sentence is the first quoter of it. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson, Quotations and Originality ,
4:(Darshan Message) Sri Aurobindo's message is an immortal sunlight radiating over the future. 15 August 1972 1wordlist AUTHORS BOOKS-INFO cats CHEATSHEETS COMMANDS d20 dc-empty define-1355 DICTIONARIES DICTIONARIES-2020-03-23 DOCS.RACKET DOCS.RACKET_W_LINKS goodreads_books_data goodreads_books_data-raw GRAMMER keys keys_2020-03-29 keys_2020-06-04 keys_2020-06-05 keys_2020-06-27 keys-2020-08-14 keys-2020-10-13 keys.bak-2020-02-11 keys-bak-2020-09-14 LISTS MEDIA_LISTS MEM_AUDIO_199 most new_keys_subject_tagged new_keys_subject_tagged.php_tagged new_keys_subject_tagged_r NEWLIB PARTIAL_FORMATTED plants PROGRAMS QUOTES RESUMES sedrnS19w sss_7418_2019-12-18 style.css subjects subjects_wo_periods syn syn1 synonyms temp temp1 temp_11 test5 todo twitter_full_s TWITTER-RIPS VG WEB_ADDRESSES WIKI wordincarnate_SA_4500 wordincarnate_SA_clean wordincarnate_SA_clean2 WORDLIST wordlist wordlist (3rd copy) wordlist (another copy) wordlist-broken maybe wordlist-config wordlist (copy) wordlist-ru wordlist-temp wordlist-u ZZ ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother I ,
5:Eternal Presence [facsimile] Sri Aurobindo is constantly among us and reveals himself to those who are ready to see and hear him. 1wordlist AUTHORS BOOKS-INFO cats CHEATSHEETS COMMANDS d20 dc-empty define-1355 DICTIONARIES DICTIONARIES-2020-03-23 DOCS.RACKET DOCS.RACKET_W_LINKS goodreads_books_data goodreads_books_data-raw GRAMMER keys keys_2020-03-29 keys_2020-06-04 keys_2020-06-05 keys_2020-06-27 keys-2020-08-14 keys-2020-10-13 keys.bak-2020-02-11 keys-bak-2020-09-14 LISTS MEDIA_LISTS MEM_AUDIO_199 most new_keys_subject_tagged new_keys_subject_tagged.php_tagged new_keys_subject_tagged_r NEWLIB PARTIAL_FORMATTED plants PROGRAMS QUOTES RESUMES sedrnS19w sss_7418_2019-12-18 style.css subjects subjects_wo_periods syn syn1 synonyms temp temp1 temp_11 test5 todo twitter_full_s TWITTER-RIPS VG WEB_ADDRESSES WIKI wordincarnate_SA_4500 wordincarnate_SA_clean wordincarnate_SA_clean2 WORDLIST wordlist wordlist (3rd copy) wordlist (another copy) wordlist-broken maybe wordlist-config wordlist (copy) wordlist-ru wordlist-temp wordlist-u ZZ ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother I ,
6:I wrote the books I should have liked to read. That's always been my reason for writing. People won't write the books I want, so I have to do it for myself. ~ C S Lewis, quoted by Roger Lancelyn Green ,
7:One man's theology is another man's belly laugh. ~ Robert Heinlein, Notebooks of Lazarus Long from Time Enough for Love (1973). This is sometimes misquoted as One man's religion is another man's belly laugh.,
8:I've never understood how God could expect His creatures to pick the one true religion by faith - it strikes me as a sloppy way to run a universe. ~ Robert Heinlein, Jubal Harshaw in Stranger in a Strange Land (1961).Quotes About Religion & Theology,
9:Some aspects of general semantics have so permeated the (American) culture that behaviors derived from it are common; e.g., wagging fIngers in the air to put 'quotes' around spoken terms which are deemed suspect - Robert P Pula. ~ Alfred Korzybski, Science and Sanity ,
10:Last night, we (you and I and some others) were together for quite a long time in the permanent dwelling-place of Sri Aurobindo which exists in the subtle physical (what Sri Aurobindo called the true physical). 1 February 1963 1wordlist AUTHORS BOOKS-INFO cats CHEATSHEETS COMMANDS d20 dc-empty define-1355 DICTIONARIES DICTIONARIES-2020-03-23 DOCS.RACKET DOCS.RACKET_W_LINKS goodreads_books_data goodreads_books_data-raw GRAMMER keys keys_2020-03-29 keys_2020-06-04 keys_2020-06-05 keys_2020-06-27 keys-2020-08-14 keys-2020-10-13 keys.bak-2020-02-11 keys-bak-2020-09-14 LISTS MEDIA_LISTS MEM_AUDIO_199 most new_keys_subject_tagged new_keys_subject_tagged.php_tagged new_keys_subject_tagged_r NEWLIB PARTIAL_FORMATTED plants PROGRAMS QUOTES RESUMES sedrnS19w sss_7418_2019-12-18 style.css subjects subjects_wo_periods syn syn1 synonyms temp temp1 temp_11 test5 todo twitter_full_s TWITTER-RIPS VG WEB_ADDRESSES WIKI wordincarnate_SA_4500 wordincarnate_SA_clean wordincarnate_SA_clean2 WORDLIST wordlist wordlist (3rd copy) wordlist (another copy) wordlist-broken maybe wordlist-config wordlist (copy) wordlist-ru wordlist-temp wordlist-u ZZ ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother I ,
11:The red lotus is the flower of Sri Aurobindo, but specially for his centenary we shall choose the blue lotus, which is the colour of his physical aura, to symbolise the centenary of the manifestation of the Supreme upon earth. 21 December 1971 1wordlist AUTHORS BOOKS-INFO cats CHEATSHEETS COMMANDS d20 dc-empty define-1355 DICTIONARIES DICTIONARIES-2020-03-23 DOCS.RACKET DOCS.RACKET_W_LINKS goodreads_books_data goodreads_books_data-raw GRAMMER keys keys_2020-03-29 keys_2020-06-04 keys_2020-06-05 keys_2020-06-27 keys-2020-08-14 keys-2020-10-13 keys.bak-2020-02-11 keys-bak-2020-09-14 LISTS MEDIA_LISTS MEM_AUDIO_199 most new_keys_subject_tagged new_keys_subject_tagged.php_tagged new_keys_subject_tagged_r NEWLIB PARTIAL_FORMATTED plants PROGRAMS QUOTES RESUMES sedrnS19w sss_7418_2019-12-18 style.css subjects subjects_wo_periods syn syn1 synonyms temp temp1 temp_11 test5 todo twitter_full_s TWITTER-RIPS VG WEB_ADDRESSES WIKI wordincarnate_SA_4500 wordincarnate_SA_clean wordincarnate_SA_clean2 WORDLIST wordlist wordlist (3rd copy) wordlist (another copy) wordlist-broken maybe wordlist-config wordlist (copy) wordlist-ru wordlist-temp wordlist-u ZZ ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother I ,
12:We are reminded again of that remark of Goethe's which we have already quoted, and which we called the finest maxim for any kind of psychotherapy: "If we take people as they are, we make them worse. If we treat them as if they were what they ought to be, we help them to become what they are capable of becoming. ~ Viktor E Frankl,
13:IN THE entire ten quarters of the Buddha land There is only one vehicle. When we see clearly, there is no difference in all the teachings. What is there to lose? What is there to gain? If we gain something, it was there from the beginning. If we lose anything, it is hidden nearby. Look at the ball in the sleeve of my robe. Surely it has great value.[ The first sentence of this poem quotes a famous line from the Lotus Sutra.] ~ Taigu Ryokan,
14:Give yourself unto reading. The man who never reads will never be read; he who never quotes will never be quoted. He who will not use the thoughts of other men's brains, proves that he has no brains of his own. You need to read. . . . We are quite persuaded that the very best way for you to be spending your leisure time, is to be either reading or praying. You may get much instruction from books which afterwards you may use as a true weapon in your Lord and Master's service. Paul cries, "Bring the books" - join in the cry. ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon,
15:Sri Aurobindo came upon earth to announce the manifestation of the supramental world and not merely did he announce this manifestation but embodied also in part the supramental force and showed by example what one must do to prepare oneself for manifesting it. The best thing we can do is to study all that he has told us and endeavour to follow his example and prepare ourselves for the new manifestation. This gives life its real sense and will help us to overcome all obstacles. Let us live for the new creation and we shall grow stronger and stronger by remaining young and progressive. 30 January 1972 1wordlist AUTHORS BOOKS-INFO cats CHEATSHEETS COMMANDS d20 dc-empty define-1355 DICTIONARIES DICTIONARIES-2020-03-23 DOCS.RACKET DOCS.RACKET_W_LINKS goodreads_books_data goodreads_books_data-raw GRAMMER keys keys_2020-03-29 keys_2020-06-04 keys_2020-06-05 keys_2020-06-27 keys-2020-08-14 keys-2020-10-13 keys.bak-2020-02-11 keys-bak-2020-09-14 LISTS MEDIA_LISTS MEM_AUDIO_199 most new_keys_subject_tagged new_keys_subject_tagged.php_tagged new_keys_subject_tagged_r NEWLIB PARTIAL_FORMATTED plants PROGRAMS QUOTES RESUMES sedrnS19w sss_7418_2019-12-18 style.css subjects subjects_wo_periods syn syn1 synonyms temp temp1 temp_11 test5 todo twitter_full_s TWITTER-RIPS VG WEB_ADDRESSES WIKI wordincarnate_SA_4500 wordincarnate_SA_clean wordincarnate_SA_clean2 WORDLIST wordlist wordlist (3rd copy) wordlist (another copy) wordlist-broken maybe wordlist-config wordlist (copy) wordlist-ru wordlist-temp wordlist-u ZZ ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother I ,
16:We cannot perceive Chaos directly, for it simultaneously contains the opposite to anything we might think it is. We can, however, occasionally glimpse and make use of partially formed matter which has only probablistic and indeterministic existence. This stuff we can call the aethers. 1wordlist AUTHORS BOOKS-INFO cats CHEATSHEETS COMMANDS d20 dc-empty define-1355 DICTIONARIES DICTIONARIES-2020-03-23 DOCS.RACKET DOCS.RACKET_W_LINKS goodreads_books_data goodreads_books_data-raw GRAMMER keys keys_2020-03-29 keys_2020-06-04 keys_2020-06-05 keys_2020-06-27 keys-2020-08-14 keys-2020-10-13 keys.bak-2020-02-11 keys-bak-2020-09-14 LISTS MEDIA_LISTS MEM_AUDIO_199 most new_keys_subject_tagged new_keys_subject_tagged.php_tagged new_keys_subject_tagged_r NEWLIB PARTIAL_FORMATTED plants PROGRAMS QUOTES RESUMES sedrnS19w sss_7418_2019-12-18 style.css subjects subjects_wo_periods syn syn1 synonyms temp temp1 temp_11 test5 todo twitter_full_s TWITTER-RIPS VG WEB_ADDRESSES WIKI wordincarnate_SA_4500 wordincarnate_SA_clean wordincarnate_SA_clean2 WORDLIST wordlist wordlist (3rd copy) wordlist (another copy) wordlist-broken maybe wordlist-config wordlist (copy) wordlist-ru wordlist-temp wordlist-u ZZ If it makes us feel any better we can call this Chaos, the Tao, or God, and imagine it to be benevolent and human-hearted. There are two schools of thought in magic. One considers the formative agent of the universe to be random and chaotic, and the other considers that it is a force of spiritual consciousness. As they have only themselves on which to base their speculations, they are basically saying that their own natures are either random and chaotic or spiritually conscious. ~ Peter J Carroll, Miscellaneous Excerpts Part 2 ,
17:And the first of the adepts covered His shame with a cloth, walking backwards, and was white. And the second of the adepts covered his shame with a cloth, walking sideways, and was yellow. And the third of the adepts made a mock of His nakedness, walking forwards, and was black. And these are the three great schools of the Magi, who are also the three Magi that journeyed unto Bethlehem; and because thou hast not wisdom, thou shalt not know which school prevaileth, or if the three schools be not one.* 1wordlist AUTHORS BOOKS-INFO cats CHEATSHEETS COMMANDS d20 dc-empty define-1355 DICTIONARIES DICTIONARIES-2020-03-23 DOCS.RACKET DOCS.RACKET_W_LINKS goodreads_books_data goodreads_books_data-raw GRAMMER keys keys_2020-03-29 keys_2020-06-04 keys_2020-06-05 keys_2020-06-27 keys-2020-08-14 keys-2020-10-13 keys.bak-2020-02-11 keys-bak-2020-09-14 LISTS MEDIA_LISTS MEM_AUDIO_199 most new_keys_subject_tagged new_keys_subject_tagged.php_tagged new_keys_subject_tagged_r NEWLIB PARTIAL_FORMATTED plants PROGRAMS QUOTES RESUMES sedrnS19w sss_7418_2019-12-18 style.css subjects subjects_wo_periods syn syn1 synonyms temp temp1 temp_11 test5 todo twitter_full_s TWITTER-RIPS VG WEB_ADDRESSES WIKI wordincarnate_SA_4500 wordincarnate_SA_clean wordincarnate_SA_clean2 WORDLIST wordlist wordlist (3rd copy) wordlist (another copy) wordlist-broken maybe wordlist-config wordlist (copy) wordlist-ru wordlist-temp wordlist-u ZZ This doctrine of the Three Schools is of extreme interest. Roughly, it may be said that the White is the Pure Mystic, whose attitude to God is one of reverence. The Yellow School conceals the Mysteries indeed, but examines them as it goes along. The Black School is that of pure Scepticism. We are now ready to study the philosophical bases of these three Schools. ~ Aleister Crowley, Magick Without Tears? 43?,
18:The so-called 'psychotically depressed' person who tries to kill herself doesn't do so out of quote 'hopelessness' or any abstract conviction that life's assets and debits do not square. And surely not because death seems suddenly appealing. The person in whom Its invisible agony reaches a certain unendurable level will kill herself the same way a trapped person will eventually jump from the window of a burning high-rise. Make no mistake about people who leap from burning windows. Their terror of falling from a great height is still just as great as it would be for you or me standing speculatively at the same window just checking out the view; i.e. the fear of falling remains a constant. The variable here is the other terror, the fire's flames: when the flames get close enough, falling to death becomes the slightly less terrible of two terrors. It's not desiring the fall; it's terror of the flames. And yet nobody down on the sidewalk, looking up and yelling 'Don't!' and 'Hang on!', can understand the jump. Not really. You'd have to have personally been trapped and felt flames to really understand a terror way beyond falling. ~ David Foster Wallace,
19:I have been accused of a habit of changing my opinions. I am not myself in any degree ashamed of having changed my opinions. What physicist who was already active in 1900 would dream of boasting that his opinions had not changed during the last half century? In science men change their opinions when new knowledge becomes available; but philosophy in the minds of many is assimilated rather to theology than to science. The kind of philosophy that I value and have endeavoured to pursue is scientific, in the sense that there is some definite knowledge to be obtained and that new discoveries can make the admission of former error inevitable to any candid mind. For what I have said, whether early or late, I do not claim the kind of truth which theologians claim for their creeds. I claim only, at best, that the opinion expressed was a sensible one to hold at the time when it was expressed. I should be much surprised if subsequent research did not show that it needed to be modified. I hope, therefore, that whoever uses this dictionary will not suppose the remarks which it quotes to be intended as pontifical pronouncements, but only as the best I could do at the time towards the promotion of clear and accurate thinking. Clarity, above all, has been my aim. ~ Bertrand Russell,
20:The Particular Necessity for PracticeThe second part discusses "the particular necessity for practice."Through the power of the yoga of speech, the stains that obscure the mind are removed. Once this happens, speech reaches its full potential. It is like discovering the true nature of your speech for the very first time.To activate the yoga of speech, summon the primordial wisdom deities by calling their names. Just as calling someone's name naturally causes that person to draw closer to you, in the same way calling the wisdom deities by name brings them nearer to you.They come to see what you want.This does not mean the wisdom deities will not come if you do not call them. They could come even if you did not call their names.You call their names-which is what you are doing when you recite mantras-because their names express their actual nature. A quote from the Dorje Kur (rDo rje gur) scripture reads: "To directly perceive the buddhas, bodhisattvas, dakinis and your own consort, get their attention by calling their names and invite them to come." Reciting the deity's name over and over purifies obscurations of speech and establishes the cause of vajra speech.This cause produces the condition that averts adverse conditions.The speech of the wisdom deities and your own speech will become the same-vajra speech. ~ Gyatrul Rinpoche, Generating the Deity ,
21:One little picture in this book, the Magic Locket, was drawn by 'Miss Alice Havers.' I did not state this on the title-page, since it seemed only due, to the artist of all these (to my mind) wonderful pictures, that his name should stand there alone.The descriptions, of Sunday as spent by children of the last generation, are quoted verbatim from a speech made to me by a child-friend and a letter written to me by a lady-friend.The Chapters, headed 'Fairy Sylvie' and 'Bruno's Revenge,' are a reprint, with a few alterations, of a little fairy-tale which I wrote in the year 1867, at the request of the late Mrs. Gatty, for 'Aunt Judy's Magazine,' which she was then editing.It was in 1874, I believe, that the idea first occurred to me of making it the nucleus of a longer story.As the years went on, I jotted down, at odd moments, all sorts of odd ideas, and fragments of dialogue, that occurred to me--who knows how?--with a transitory suddenness that left me no choice but either to record them then and there, or to abandon them to oblivion. Sometimes one could trace to their source these random flashes of thought--as being suggested by the book one was reading, or struck out from the 'flint' of one's own mind by the 'steel' of a friend's chance remark but they had also a way of their own, of occurring, a propos of nothing --specimens of that hopelessly illogical phenomenon, 'an effect without a cause.' Such, for example, was the last line of 'The Hunting of the Snark,' which came into my head (as I have already related in 'The Theatre' for April, 1887) quite suddenly, during a solitary walk: and such, again, have been passages which occurred in dreams, and which I cannot trace to any antecedent cause whatever. There are at least two instances of such dream-suggestions in this book--one, my Lady's remark, 'it often runs in families, just as a love for pastry does', the other, Eric Lindon's badinage about having been in domestic service.And thus it came to pass that I found myself at last in possession of a huge unwieldy mass of litterature--if the reader will kindly excuse the spelling --which only needed stringing together, upon the thread of a consecutive story, to constitute the book I hoped to write. Only! The task, at first, seemed absolutely hopeless, and gave me a far clearer idea, than I ever had before, of the meaning of the word 'chaos': and I think it must have been ten years, or more, before I had succeeded in classifying these odds-and-ends sufficiently to see what sort of a story they indicated: for the story had to grow out of the incidents, not the incidents out of the story I am telling all this, in no spirit of egoism, but because I really believe that some of my readers will be interested in these details of the 'genesis' of a book, which looks so simple and straight-forward a matter, when completed, that they might suppose it to have been written straight off, page by page, as one would write a letter, beginning at the beginning; and ending at the end.It is, no doubt, possible to write a story in that way: and, if it be not vanity to say so, I believe that I could, myself,--if I were in the unfortunate position (for I do hold it to be a real misfortune) of being obliged to produce a given amount of fiction in a given time,--that I could 'fulfil my task,' and produce my 'tale of bricks,' as other slaves have done. One thing, at any rate, I could guarantee as to the story so produced--that it should be utterly commonplace, should contain no new ideas whatever, and should be very very weary reading!This species of literature has received the very appropriate name of 'padding' which might fitly be defined as 'that which all can write and none can read.' That the present volume contains no such writing I dare not avow: sometimes, in order to bring a picture into its proper place, it has been necessary to eke out a page with two or three extra lines : but I can honestly say I have put in no more than I was absolutely compelled to do.My readers may perhaps like to amuse themselves by trying to detect, in a given passage, the one piece of 'padding' it contains. While arranging the 'slips' into pages, I found that the passage was 3 lines too short. I supplied the deficiency, not by interpolating a word here and a word there, but by writing in 3 consecutive lines. Now can my readers guess which they are?A harder puzzle if a harder be desired would be to determine, as to the Gardener's Song, in which cases (if any) the stanza was adapted to the surrounding text, and in which (if any) the text was adapted to the stanza.Perhaps the hardest thing in all literature--at least I have found it so: by no voluntary effort can I accomplish it: I have to take it as it come's is to write anything original. And perhaps the easiest is, when once an original line has been struck out, to follow it up, and to write any amount more to the same tune. I do not know if 'Alice in Wonderland' was an original story--I was, at least, no conscious imitator in writing it--but I do know that, since it came out, something like a dozen storybooks have appeared, on identically the same pattern. The path I timidly explored believing myself to be 'the first that ever burst into that silent sea'--is now a beaten high-road: all the way-side flowers have long ago been trampled into the dust: and it would be courting disaster for me to attempt that style again.Hence it is that, in 'Sylvie and Bruno,' I have striven with I know not what success to strike out yet another new path: be it bad or good, it is the best I can do. It is written, not for money, and not for fame, but in the hope of supplying, for the children whom I love, some thoughts that may suit those hours of innocent merriment which are the very life of Childhood; and also in the hope of suggesting, to them and to others, some thoughts that may prove, I would fain hope, not wholly out of harmony with the graver cadences of Life.If I have not already exhausted the patience of my readers, I would like to seize this opportunity perhaps the last I shall have of addressing so many friends at once of putting on record some ideas that have occurred to me, as to books desirable to be written--which I should much like to attempt, but may not ever have the time or power to carry through--in the hope that, if I should fail (and the years are gliding away very fast) to finish the task I have set myself, other hands may take it up.First, a Child's Bible. The only real essentials of this would be, carefully selected passages, suitable for a child's reading, and pictures. One principle of selection, which I would adopt, would be that Religion should be put before a child as a revelation of love--no need to pain and puzzle the young mind with the history of crime and punishment. (On such a principle I should, for example, omit the history of the Flood.) The supplying of the pictures would involve no great difficulty: no new ones would be needed : hundreds of excellent pictures already exist, the copyright of which has long ago expired, and which simply need photo-zincography, or some similar process, for their successful reproduction. The book should be handy in size with a pretty attractive looking cover--in a clear legible type--and, above all, with abundance of pictures, pictures, pictures!Secondly, a book of pieces selected from the Bible--not single texts, but passages of from 10 to 20 verses each--to be committed to memory. Such passages would be found useful, to repeat to one's self and to ponder over, on many occasions when reading is difficult, if not impossible: for instance, when lying awake at night--on a railway-journey --when taking a solitary walk-in old age, when eyesight is failing or wholly lost--and, best of all, when illness, while incapacitating us for reading or any other occupation, condemns us to lie awake through many weary silent hours: at such a time how keenly one may realise the truth of David's rapturous cry "O how sweet are thy words unto my throat: yea, sweeter than honey unto my mouth!"I have said 'passages,' rather than single texts, because we have no means of recalling single texts: memory needs links, and here are none: one may have a hundred texts stored in the memory, and not be able to recall, at will, more than half-a-dozen--and those by mere chance: whereas, once get hold of any portion of a chapter that has been committed to memory, and the whole can be recovered: all hangs together.Thirdly, a collection of passages, both prose and verse, from books other than the Bible. There is not perhaps much, in what is called 'un-inspired' literature (a misnomer, I hold: if Shakespeare was not inspired, one may well doubt if any man ever was), that will bear the process of being pondered over, a hundred times: still there are such passages--enough, I think, to make a goodly store for the memory.These two books of sacred, and secular, passages for memory--will serve other good purposes besides merely occupying vacant hours: they will help to keep at bay many anxious thoughts, worrying thoughts, uncharitable thoughts, unholy thoughts. Let me say this, in better words than my own, by copying a passage from that most interesting book, Robertson's Lectures on the Epistles to the Corinthians, Lecture XLIX. "If a man finds himself haunted by evil desires and unholy images, which will generally be at periodical hours, let him commit to memory passages of Scripture, or passages from the best writers in verse or prose. Let him store his mind with these, as safeguards to repeat when he lies awake in some restless night, or when despairing imaginations, or gloomy, suicidal thoughts, beset him. Let these be to him the sword, turning everywhere to keep the way of the Garden of Life from the intrusion of profaner footsteps."Fourthly, a "Shakespeare" for girls: that is, an edition in which everything, not suitable for the perusal of girls of (say) from 10 to 17, should be omitted. Few children under 10 would be likely to understand or enjoy the greatest of poets: and those, who have passed out of girlhood, may safely be left to read Shakespeare, in any edition, 'expurgated' or not, that they may prefer: but it seems a pity that so many children, in the intermediate stage, should be debarred from a great pleasure for want of an edition suitable to them. Neither Bowdler's, Chambers's, Brandram's, nor Cundell's 'Boudoir' Shakespeare, seems to me to meet the want: they are not sufficiently 'expurgated.' Bowdler's is the most extraordinary of all: looking through it, I am filled with a deep sense of wonder, considering what he has left in, that he should have cut anything out! Besides relentlessly erasing all that is unsuitable on the score of reverence or decency, I should be inclined to omit also all that seems too difficult, or not likely to interest young readers. The resulting book might be slightly fragmentary: but it would be a real treasure to all British maidens who have any taste for poetry.If it be needful to apologize to any one for the new departure I have taken in this story--by introducing, along with what will, I hope, prove to be acceptable nonsense for children, some of the graver thoughts of human life--it must be to one who has learned the Art of keeping such thoughts wholly at a distance in hours of mirth and careless ease. To him such a mixture will seem, no doubt, ill-judged and repulsive. And that such an Art exists I do not dispute: with youth, good health, and sufficient money, it seems quite possible to lead, for years together, a life of unmixed gaiety--with the exception of one solemn fact, with which we are liable to be confronted at any moment, even in the midst of the most brilliant company or the most sparkling entertainment. A man may fix his own times for admitting serious thought, for attending public worship, for prayer, for reading the Bible: all such matters he can defer to that 'convenient season', which is so apt never to occur at all: but he cannot defer, for one single moment, the necessity of attending to a message, which may come before he has finished reading this page,' this night shalt thy soul be required of thee.'The ever-present sense of this grim possibility has been, in all ages, 1 an incubus that men have striven to shake off. Few more interesting subjects of enquiry could be found, by a student of history, than the various weapons that have been used against this shadowy foe. Saddest of all must have been the thoughts of those who saw indeed an existence beyond the grave, but an existence far more terrible than annihilation--an existence as filmy, impalpable, all but invisible spectres, drifting about, through endless ages, in a world of shadows, with nothing to do, nothing to hope for, nothing to love! In the midst of the gay verses of that genial 'bon vivant' Horace, there stands one dreary word whose utter sadness goes to one's heart. It is the word 'exilium' in the well-known passageOmnes eodem cogimur, omniumVersatur urna serius ociusSors exitura et nos in aeternumExilium impositura cymbae.Yes, to him this present life--spite of all its weariness and all its sorrow--was the only life worth having: all else was 'exile'! Does it not seem almost incredible that one, holding such a creed, should ever have smiled?And many in this day, I fear, even though believing in an existence beyond the grave far more real than Horace ever dreamed of, yet regard it as a sort of 'exile' from all the joys of life, and so adopt Horace's theory, and say 'let us eat and drink, for to-morrow we die.'We go to entertainments, such as the theatre--I say 'we', for I also go to the play, whenever I get a chance of seeing a really good one and keep at arm's length, if possible, the thought that we may not return alive. Yet how do you know--dear friend, whose patience has carried you through this garrulous preface that it may not be your lot, when mirth is fastest and most furious, to feel the sharp pang, or the deadly faintness, which heralds the final crisis--to see, with vague wonder, anxious friends bending over you to hear their troubled whispers perhaps yourself to shape the question, with trembling lips, "Is it serious?", and to be told "Yes: the end is near" (and oh, how different all Life will look when those words are said!)--how do you know, I say, that all this may not happen to you, this night?And dare you, knowing this, say to yourself "Well, perhaps it is an immoral play: perhaps the situations are a little too 'risky', the dialogue a little too strong, the 'business' a little too suggestive.I don't say that conscience is quite easy: but the piece is so clever, I must see it this once! I'll begin a stricter life to-morrow." To-morrow, and to-morrow, and tomorrow!"Who sins in hope, who, sinning, says,'Sorrow for sin God's judgement stays!'Against God's Spirit he lies; quite stops Mercy with insult; dares, and drops,Like a scorch'd fly, that spins in vainUpon the axis of its pain,Then takes its doom, to limp and crawl,Blind and forgot, from fall to fall."Let me pause for a moment to say that I believe this thought, of the possibility of death--if calmly realised, and steadily faced would be one of the best possible tests as to our going to any scene of amusement being right or wrong. If the thought of sudden death acquires, for you, a special horror when imagined as happening in a theatre, then be very sure the theatre is harmful for you, however harmless it may be for others; and that you are incurring a deadly peril in going. Be sure the safest rule is that we should not dare to live in any scene in which we dare not die.But, once realise what the true object is in life--that it is not pleasure, not knowledge, not even fame itself, 'that last infirmity of noble minds'--but that it is the development of character, the rising to a higher, nobler, purer standard, the building-up of the perfect Man--and then, so long as we feel that this is going on, and will (we trust) go on for evermore, death has for us no terror; it is not a shadow, but a light; not an end, but a beginning!One other matter may perhaps seem to call for apology--that I should have treated with such entire want of sympathy the British passion for 'Sport', which no doubt has been in by-gone days, and is still, in some forms of it, an excellent school for hardihood and for coolness in moments of danger.But I am not entirely without sympathy for genuine 'Sport': I can heartily admire the courage of the man who, with severe bodily toil, and at the risk of his life, hunts down some 'man-eating' tiger: and I can heartily sympathize with him when he exults in the glorious excitement of the chase and the hand-to-hand struggle with the monster brought to bay. But I can but look with deep wonder and sorrow on the hunter who, at his ease and in safety, can find pleasure in what involves, for some defenceless creature, wild terror and a death of agony: deeper, if the hunter be one who has pledged himself to preach to men the Religion of universal Love: deepest of all, if it be one of those 'tender and delicate' beings, whose very name serves as a symbol of Love--'thy love to me was wonderful, passing the love of women'--whose mission here is surely to help and comfort all that are in pain or sorrow!'Farewell, farewell! but this I tellTo thee, thou Wedding-Guest!He prayeth well, who loveth wellBoth man and bird and beast.He prayeth best, who loveth bestAll things both great and small;For the dear God who loveth us,He made and loveth all.' ~ Lewis Carroll, Sylvie and Bruno ,

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1:Morgenthau quotes ~ Eric Bogosian,
2:test me quote ~ William Shakespeare,
3:Quick-Quotes Quill? It ~ J K Rowling,
4:I will not be misquoted! ~ Todd Barry,
5:Quotes are a waste of time. ~ Unknown,
6:A witty quote proves nothing. ~ Voltaire,
7:Fuck quotes, live your life. ~ Anonymous,
8:You can always be quoted. ~ Susan Sontag,
9:#Quote, ~ Jalaluddin Rumi,#window,#world,,
10:I do not quote from the scriptures; ~ Kabir,
11:Don't quote me on that. ~ Eliot Sappingfield,
12:I love it when you quote me. ~ Leigh Bardugo,
13:#quote, ~ Jalaluddin Rumi,#road,#love,#home,,
14:#quote, ~ Jalaluddin Rumi,#soul,#mind,#hear,,
15:The devil can quote scripture ~ Stephen King,
16:Silence too, can be misquoted ~ Shinde Sweety,
17:The devil can quote scripture. ~ Stephen King,
18:too many damn quotes in the world ~ Anonymous,
19:I feel like a quote out of context. ~ Ben Folds,
20:The scare quotes burn off like fog. ~ Ben Lerner,
21:And the raven quote, nevermore. ~ Edgar Allan Poe,
22:Leaving Verses Poems Quotes ~ John Walter Bratton,
23:Never trust internet quotes ~ Gaius Julius Caesar,
24:Silence can never be misquoted. ~ Calvin Coolidge,
25:One may quote till one compiles. ~ Isaac D Israeli,
26:Quote me as saying I was mis-quoted. ~ Groucho Marx,
27:A quote about drinking is a joy forever ~ John Keats,
28:Sometimes my quotes may be too colorful. ~ Earl Butz,
29:To quote the poets... we're fucked. ~ Marjorie M Liu,
30:I think quotes are very dangerous things. ~ Kate Bush,
31:This quote was taken out of context. ~ Randall Munroe,
32:Don't quote the Buddha. Be the Buddha. ~ Eckhart Tolle,
33:Reading is very good. And you can quote me! ~ Stan Lee,
34:Too bad you can't quote the look on my face. ~ Amy Lee,
35:A good quote is worth a thousand words. ~ Jonathan King,
36:Oooh, look at me, I looked up a quote! ~ Randall Munroe,
37:Quotes about marriage are surprised filled. ~ Jon Jones,
38:Physicists often quote from T. H. White's epic novel ,
39:And I quote, Michael Cole is still a massive tool! ~ Edge,
40:I've quoted Lost in America several times. ~ Robin Tunney,
41:All of your quotes are getting on my nerves. ~ Peter Burke,
42:I wish always to be quoted as George Eliot. ~ George Eliot,
43:No one quotes scripture better than the devil ~ Celia Aaron,
44:I race you, rylee"
quote from driven trilogy ~ K Bromberg,
45:Embed quoteadd to favoritesshare this quote. ~ Marcel Marceau,
46:I guess quotes make me feel more connected. ~ Carolyn Mackler,
47:I hate actors who come and quote Nietzsche. ~ Charlize Theron,
48:Leap and the net will catch you.
Zen quote ~ Angela Jeffs,
49:Random quotes don't constitute an argument. ~ Albert Einstein,
50:Some websites accepted each quote we create ~ Ernest Hemingway,
51:Stupid quotes are only Twitters in disguise. ~ Shannon L Alder,
52:I'm not an inspirational quote kind of person. ~ Chrissy Teigen,
53:Motivational Quotes on: Honesty, Success, Kind ~ Walter Russell,
54:Never trust quotes you find on the internet. ~ Thomas Jefferson,
55:One Original Thought is worth 1000 Meaningless Quotes. ~ Banksy,
56:He who quotes himself has a fool for a source. ~ Richard O Brien,
57:I dont like quotes. You can quote me on that. ~ Cameron Monaghan,
58:I said it. I like to quote myself. I am not modest. ~ Gore Vidal,
59:It's impossible to author a quote without an author. ~ Anonymous,
60:I don't even like being quoted in a press release. ~ Marco Arment,
61:I'll quote the truth wherever I find it thank you. ~ Richard Bach,
62:My favorite quote in the world is this one. ~ Richelle E Goodrich,
63:The art of the quoter is to know when to stop. ~ Robertson Davies,
64:I do love a woman who can misquote Shakespeare to me. ~ C J Archer,
65:I'll quote the truth wherever I find it, thank you. ~ Richard Bach,
66:Marcus Aurelius approvingly quotes this advice. ~ William B Irvine,
67:the Devil can quote scripture for his own purpose’. ~ Felix Dennis,
68:The full quote, if you’ve never come across it, is “We ~ Anonymous,
69:There’s a quote that literally cracked open my heart. ~ Bren Brown,
70:Can I quote myself...? Oh wait, I think I just did. ~ Scarlett Finn,
71:I have never seen any such quote anyplace, anywhere. ~ Sean Hannity,
72:@LivingKindness ~ Jalaluddin Rumi #quote pic from @everydayspirit1:,
73:Silence is not only golden, it is seldom misquoted. ~ Bob Monkhouse,
74:It is intensely frustrating to be misquoted. ~ Stuart Pearson Wright,
75:I’ve had the kind of bad day no quote can fix. ~ Richelle E Goodrich,
76:Live it like its gospel , quote it like its scripture. ~ Mike Cooley,
77:Quotes are for people who like broad generalizations ~ Graham Greene,
78:Quotes are nothing but inspiration for the uninspired ~ Richard Kemp,
79:Quote/Unquote and you can quote me on the quote/unquote. ~ Dane Cook,
80:Those who never quote, in return are never quoted. ~ Isaac D Israeli,
81:Change Quotes were designed for those who need to change. ~ Jon Jones,
82:Quote: What angel wakes me from my flowery bed? ~ William Shakespeare,
83:Everyone likes a good quote - don't forget to share. ~ Abraham Lincoln,
84:I'm quoting Margaret Thatcher. I quote her frequently. ~ Carly Fiorina,
85:Quotable quotes are coins rubbed smooth by circulation. ~ Louis Menand,
86:rights for all, special privileges for none!”,’ I quoted. ~ Harper Lee,
87:This quote is often falsely attributed to Mark Twain. ~ Randall Munroe,
88:I quote others in order to better express myself. ~ Michel de Montaigne,
89:People who like quotes love meaningless generalizations ~ Graham Greene,
90:Change quotes were meant to move us from inaction to action. ~ Jon Jones,
91:If you can't find the exact quote you want, make it up. ~ Robert Fulghum,
92:Old Age Ain't For Sissies. Taken from a Bette Davis quote. ~ Bette Davis,
93:Some people you don't have to satirize, you just quote 'em. ~ Tom Paxton,
94:Any ad which quotes what I said on Sunday is a falsehood. ~ Newt Gingrich,
95:never saw a wild thing sorry for itself. ~ D. H. Lawrence #quote #animals,
96:One must be a wise reader to quote wisely and well. ~ Amos Bronson Alcott,
97:The mind will quote whether the tongue does or not. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
98:Don't quote the distinction, for the honour of my lord Coke. ~ Edward Coke,
99:Every right quote is a golden stair to enlightenment! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
100:quoted a local woman, Courtney Speed, who owned a grocery ~ Rebecca Skloot,
101:The devil can quote Shakespeare for his own purpose. ~ George Bernard Shaw,
102:To quote your annoying self, are you ready to do this shit? ~ Elle Kennedy,
103:Cultural purity is an oxymoron (Saunders just quoted this). ~ Doug Saunders,
104:Hmm," she said. "'Curiouser and curiouser,' to quote Alice. ~ Deborah Blake,
105:I think an inspirational quote can get you through hard times. ~ E Lockhart,
106:You must not quote to me what I once said. I am wiser now. ~ Romy Schneider,
107:You suckers do realize that anyone can add a quote, right? ~ James Carville,
108:☯ "Love is Forgiving... & Love is For Giving." ~ Wayne Dyer #quote #love,
109:Use volleyball quotes to motivate your teammates to play hard. ~ John Kessel,
110:well here is a good quote, "Why wouldn't they help me? ~ Katherine Applegate,
111:When we can't think for ourselves, we can always quote ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein,
112:I often quote myself. It adds spice to my conversation. ~ George Bernard Shaw,
113:I will never run out of quotes. I am, after all, the Thom Yorke. ~ Thom Yorke,
114:Tom is a filthy little pustule. If you quote me, I'll deny it! ~ Nancy Farmer,
115:A real woman needs quotes by dead men to get through the day. ~ Felipe Esparza,
116:The ability to quote is a serviceable substitute for wit. ~ W Somerset Maugham,
117:To be that which you are is the birth of rebirth. ~ Carl #Jung #quote #cgjung,
118:A clever quote opens new paths in the minds of the clever! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,

The end. ~ Anonymous,
120:I think of quotes as mini–instruction manuals for the soul. It ~ Cheryl Strayed,
121:People who quoted other people were showoffs, plain and simple. ~ Laura Lippman,
122:Shift your perspective ... customize a mirror quote to inspire! ~ Bobbie Thomas,
123:Why do people always quote hamlet when they want to seem clever? ~ Alan Bradley,
124:At the beginning was The Word.
Today I see That in great quotes. ~ Toba Beta,
125:Audre Lorde quote on them. YOUR SILENCE WILL NOT PROTECT YOU. ~ Jennifer Mathieu,
126:By necessity, by proclivity, and by delight, we all quote. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
127:I quote others only in order the better to express myself. ~ Michel de Montaigne,
128:Know thy enemy,” a quote he lifted from Sun Tzu’s The Art of War. ~ Alan Russell,
129:" No other pleasure is bigger than peace." ~ Buddha ❤#Buddha #buddhaquote #Peace,
130:The Saw Is Family is a great site. You can quote me on that. ~ Andrew Bryniarski,
131:It is a pleasure to be able to quote lines to fit any occasion. ~ Abraham Lincoln,
132:To quote Alfred Einstein: ‘a follower tells, but a leader shows. ~ Peter Lerangis,
133:You never see the stock called Happiness quoted on the exchange. ~ Henry Van Dyke,
134:Don't Worry about the Numbers; Do the best you can,Then Rest #Quote ~#MotherTeresa,
135:I don't want to ever be a quote-unquote rock star. I want to just be me. ~ Amy Lee,
136:I'm the most misunderstood, misquoted person I know, honestly. ~ Dusty Springfield,
137:It's never your successful friends posting the inspirational quotes ~ Damien Fahey,
138:Photographs do not translate from appearances. They quote from them. ~ John Berger,
139:You're a witch. Don't you think Bible quotes are a bit hypocritical? ~ Liz Schulte,
140:Patience patience quotes is bitter, but its fruit is sweet. ~ Jean Jacques Rousseau,
141:The ways we miss our lives is life’, Randall Jarrell quoted by A.P. ~ Adam Phillips,
142:God if the press ever quoted anyone correctly it would be brilliant. ~ Lauren Bacall,
143:When given freedom of speech, most men merely quote other men. ~ Mokokoma Mokhonoana,
144:Dude. If that was a Shakespearean quote duel, he just kicked your ass. ~ Kevin Hearne,
145:I can't tell you how aroused it makes me when you quote codes, lieutenant. ~ J D Robb,
146:Love is our nature. It's what we are without our stories. ~ Byron Katie #love #quote",
147:Someone once quoted Shakespeare to the philosopher W. V. O. Quine: There ~ Chet Raymo,
148:To quote out of context is the essence of the photographer's craft. ~ John Szarkowski,
149:can’t give any credence to the Bible because so many villains quote it. ~ Lyndsay Faye,
150:#Intuition (is) perception via the unconcious ~ Carl Jung #quote #jungian #inspiration,
151:Isn’t killing killers”—he finger-quotes the word—“a little ironic?” The ~ K E Ganshert,
152:Practice is everything. This is often misquoted as Practice makes perfect. ~ Periander,
153:QUOTES BOUQUET: The Brightest Future Will Always Be Based On A Forgotten Past. ~ Adnan,
154:Three things tell a man: his eyes, his friends and his favorite quotes ~ Immanuel Kant,
155:Whoever in debate quotes authority uses not intellect, but memory. ~ Leonardo da Vinci,
156:I am not the I that you see. Most of these quotes do not belong to me. ~ Gautama Buddha,
157:I never really liked Italy. 'Lots of cement' is my long-standing quote. ~ Louise Wilson,
158:I quote fictional characters, because I'm a fictional character myself! ~ Carrie Fisher,
159:But wait. What blood from yonder mortal drips?” Lord Akeldama misquoted. ~ Gail Carriger,
160:Hate eats the hater,” she quoted from a familiar text of the Telling. ~ Ursula K Le Guin,
161:Nature fills the Heart to heal our Souls so Love can flourish. ~ @LeeHillerLondon #quote,
162:Shoot, two things I said I wasn't going to do: Cry and give air quotes. ~ Michael Keaton,
163:Hanging is too good for a man who makes puns; he should be drawn and quoted. ~ Fred Allen,
164:Hemingway’s quote about how a man goes broke: “Gradually and then suddenly.”5 ~ Anonymous,
165:I can't believe you quoted Shakespeare and the Doors in the same breath. ~ Jessica Topper,
166:I remember something my mother used to say. "The Devil can quote scripture ~ Stephen King,
167:I thought a thread of notable quotes relating to coffee may be interesting. ~ Clark Gable,
168:Jack Canfield quote, “Everything you want is on the other side of fear. ~ Timothy Ferriss,
169:Perhaps the truth depends on a walk around the lake. ~ Wallace Stevens (1879-1955) #quote,
170:By writing quotes...
I mark a trail
of my soul's journey in this realm. ~ Toba Beta,
171:How was I supposed to relate to the man when he didn’t speak in movie quotes? ~ K F Breene,
172:I always love to quote Albert Einstein because nobody dares contradict him. ~ Studs Terkel,
173:Next to the originator of a good sentence is the first quoter of it. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
174:quote from Thomas Campbell. “To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die, ~ James Hunt,
175:QUOTES BOUQUET: Three Things You Should Never Sacrifice: Family, Heart And Dignity ~ Adnan,
176:Quote words that affirm
all men and women are your
brothers and sisters. ~ Aberjhani,
177:The next best thing to saying a good thing yourself is to quote one. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
178:You want to prove that Milton Friedman is a fascist? It's easy. Quote him. ~ Arthur Laffer,
179:I love threats. They make great quotes. Is that recorder working, Irene? ~ Jayne Ann Krentz,
180:I tend to thrive on being misquoted. It's the only way I sound good. ~ Jamie Campbell Bower,
181:The key to making up Oscar Wilde quotes is to add '~ Oscar Wilde' at the end. ~ Oscar Wilde,
182:I do not quote my own movies. I think I would be pretty insufferable if I did. ~ Diablo Cody,
183:I don't care what you call it. I believe in the quote, unquote, Holy Holocaust. ~ David Duke,
184:If you believe in the power of your own words, you don't need to quote others. ~ David Nicol,
185:If you include quotes with your Instagram photos, you need to look at your life. ~ Josh Peck,
186:I shall never be ashamed to quote a bad author if what he says is good. ~ Seneca the Younger,
187:To quote Bugs Bunny, it’s mongoose season, and you’re the fucking mongoose. ~ Adrian McKinty,
188:Viper was also the name of a character in Top Gun, the film he’d just quoted. ~ Ernest Cline,
189:Sophocles quote—“Nothing vast enters the life of mortals without a curse”—to ~ Jocelyn K Glei,
190:Thou shalt not make a machine in the likeness of a man’s mind,’” Paul quoted. ~ Frank Herbert,
191:Albert Einstein quote that, ‘God doesn’t play dice with the universe?’” “I ~ Michael C Grumley,
192:And I quoted from Nietzsche: That which does not kill me, makes me stronger. ~ Viktor E Frankl,
193:A quote is not a conversation, but an invitation to change your perspective. ~ Shannon L Alder,
194:Don’t quote me on any of this. It’s been a long time since I’ve been test­ed ~ Chuck Palahniuk,
195:Getting the quote right isn't what matters. It's remembering what it means. ~ Michael Connelly,
196:Many quote scripture, less study it, and even fewer live it. ~ T F HodgeT.F. Hodge ~ T F Hodge,
197:Reading inspirational and motivational quotes daily is like taking my vitamins. ~ Rosanne Cash,
198:Sometimes I think it's best to say nothing at all, silence cannot be misquoted. ~ Alice Feeney,
199:.....The end of fighting is the beginning of giving up."
#FavoriteQuote ~ Penelope Douglas,
200:To quote the Almanac: “People who live in glass houses should shut the fuck up. ~ Ernest Cline,
201:Where there’s a will there’s relations. Misquoted from the Book of Proverbs ~ Jill Paton Walsh,
202:heart had reasons of which reason knew nothing, the only quote of Pascal’s ~ Karen Marie Moning,
203:Hemingway’s quote about how a man goes broke: “Gradually and then suddenly. ~ Erik Brynjolfsson,
204:It's not Planned Parenthood. No, it's planned genocide. You can quote me on that. ~ Herman Cain,
205:I usually try to check quotes with people just to make sure things work out. ~ Howard Rheingold,
206:that Gina might open up a cut-your-own place." (the rest of the above quote!) ~ Kaitlyn Dunnett,
207:Those who are free of resentful thoughts surely find peace. ~ Buddha#buddha #peace #buddhaquote,
208:When the customer makes contact, he does not want a quote. He wants a commitment. ~ Ron Kaufman,
209:~ Jalaluddin Rumi #quote#poetry #mysticpoetry(pic: @everydayspirit1)…,
210:When I quote others I do so in order to express my own ideas more clearly. ~ Michel de Montaigne,
211:a famous quote by Nietzsche, “Battle not with monsters, lest ye become a monster. ~ William Irwin,
212:I choose to kiss you on the windfor the wind is gentler than my lips.... ~ Jalaluddin Rumi #quote,
213:Inspirational Quotes on: Honesty, Simplicity, Secret, Universe, Modesty, Peace ~ Thomas Jefferson,
214:Let’s (first single quote is backwards) just be friends’ usually works.” Roark ~ Janette Rallison,
215:The classic, quote/unquote, craft of songwriting still works; it still is relevant. ~ Ryan Tedder,
216:To quote Nass, “Multitaskers were just lousy at everything.” Multitasking is a lie. ~ Gary Keller,
217:Because I dislike being quoted I lie almost constantly when talking about my work. ~ Terry Gilliam,
218:Everyone can collect quotes, it's a bit different to write 10,000 original ones. ~ William C Brown,
219:If I see Danny Hillis quoted as an expert on MPP one more time, I'm going to puke. ~ Larry Ellison,
220:Learn to be silent. Let your quiet mind listen and absorb the silence. ~ Pythagoras#quote #silence,
221:Like the Bible, Stanislavsky's basic texts on acting can be quoted to any purpose. ~ Lee Strasberg,
222:Or--to quote another paradoxical gem of my dad's: sometimes you have to lose to win. ~ Donna Tartt,
223:Quote me as much as you like; as a matter of fact I don’t even mind if you misquote me ! ~ Man Ray,
224:QUOTES BOUQUET: You Have To Fight Through Some Bad Days To Earn The Best Days Of Your Life ~ Adnan,
225:Sure, I've often been misrepresented - anyone frequently quoted has this experience. ~ Todd Gitlin,
226:When I give this talk to a physics audience, I remove the quotes from my 'Theorem'. ~ Brian Greene,
227:When people sometimes misquote me, I don't know if they understand what I'm saying. ~ Tommy Wiseau,
228:Bitches leave,” Caitlin growled. I stared at her. “Did…did you just quote Robocop? ~ Craig Schaefer,
229:Erik grinned. "Do or do not. There is no try."
Only Erik would quote Yoda in bed. ~ Piper Vaughn,
230:I like The Big Lebowski. The Dude is my man. My brother and I can quote that. ~ Kirby Bliss Blanton,
231:The Law, as quoted, lays down a fair conduct of life, and one not easy to follow. ~ Rudyard Kipling,
232:Today is the last day of some of your life. Don't waste it." quote from Tara Daniels ~ Jill Shalvis,
233:Websites that collect quotes are full of mistakes and never check original sources ~ Randall Munroe,
234:When love is over, how little of love even the lover understands," quoted Clovis to himself. ~ Saki,
235:a” and he air quoted ‘multi-tool’ “that you use when your husband’s not home.” and ~ Sandy Appleyard,
236:Han will have that shield down,’ ” Aech quoted. “ ‘We’ve got to give him more time!’  ~ Ernest Cline,
237:I've never written a play before, and I'll never write one again. You can quote me. ~ Holland Taylor,
238:Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance.” The man quoted Confucius? ~ Kerrigan Byrne,
239:Six days after 9/11 George W. Bush visited a mosque and said quote, "Islam is peace." ~ Wolf Blitzer,
240:When people show you who you are, believe them. It was my favorite Maya Angelou quote, ~ Linsey Hall,
241:As long as our people quote English standards they dwarf their own proportions. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
242:Bobby is the most misunderstood, misquoted celebrity walking the face of this earth ~ Yasser Seirawan,
243:Here is an Unity Quote that we have all known since school: United we stand; divided we fall. ~ Aesop,
244:QUOTES BOUQUET: Hurting Someone With The Truth Is Better Than Making Them Happy With The Lie. ~ Adnan,
245:She likes a quote by Dolly Parton: “Decide who you are, and then do it on purpose. ~ Bobby Hutchinson,
246:Inspirational quotes are dances of light that shine in dark places during your life. ~ Shannon L Alder,
247:No doubt one may quote history to support any cause, as the devil quotes the scripture. ~ Learned Hand,
248:Pride goeth before destruction,” he quoted, “and a haughty spirit before a fall. ~ Kareem Abdul Jabbar,
249:The problem with internet quotes is that you cannot always depend on their accuracy. ~ Abraham Lincoln,
250:To quote Frank Sinatra, "Regrets, I've had a few / But then again, too few to mention." ~ Mariah Carey,
251:A fellow by the hand of nature mark'd, Quoted, and sign'd, to do a deed of shame. ~ William Shakespeare,
252:A very wise quote is a spectacular waterfall! When you see it, you feel its power! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
253:Life is a balance of holding on and letting go. ~ Jalaluddin Rumi ~ Jalaluddin Rumi #rumiquote #balance,
254:My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness. ~ Dalai Lama #quote…,
255:No one is free who has not obtained the empire of himself. ~ Pythagoras…,
256:To quote Mark Twain, “You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus. ~ Gary Klein,
257:Why didn’t vandals ever quote Shakespeare? I’d love to see graffiti in iambic pentameter. ~ J A Konrath,
258:You shouldn't presume that all quotes that are in a magazine or a newspaper are accurate. ~ Andrew Card,
259:I wish I knew who said it, but my favorite quote is, "If a person can do it, I can do it." ~ Geena Davis,
260:Maharajji would quote Kabir: “It is easy to dye your cloth, but it is hard to dye your heart. ~ Ram Dass,
261:oh. It's an E.E. Cummings quote: 'It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are ~ Laura Kaye,
262:Sometimes it seem that the people who quote scriptures the most, follow them the least. ~ Steve Maraboli,
263:The struggle ends when the gratitude begins.” [Quote attributed to Neale Donald Walsch ~ Timothy Ferriss,
264:To quote Fight Club again, “We buy things we don’t need, to impress people we don’t like. ~ Ryan Holiday,
265:You are who you surround yourself with. I know that's such a cliche quote, but it's true. ~ Selena Gomez,
266:Damn. Six feet four and everything in proportion, the quote went. It was true in this case. ~ Stacia Kane,
267:How can they look in the eyes of a man and make a slave of him and then quote the Bible? ~ Michael Shaara,
268:How dare you quote Star Trek to me? You don’t get to do that. I quote Star Trek to you. ~ Gretchen McNeil,
269:I've got a quote for you, a good quote to describe Television...In madness there is order. ~ Tom Verlaine,
270:I would never say someone's else's film isn't 'a real film.' The quote is inaccurate. ~ Christopher Nolan,
271:I write my own quotes. Except this one. I obviously stole this from somebody really clever. ~ Brian Celio,
272:One of my favorite times was sitting reading quote books, which I did for hours on end. ~ Hillary Clinton,
273:The art school babe quotes William Blake as she rolls a joint, then I think that I'll score. ~ Ray Davies,
274:At one time or another, farts have coincided with every other sound, including this quote. ~ Craig Benzine,
275:I'm supposed to quote myself? Seriously? I know I'm a clever wench, but modesty muffles my ego. ~ K Z Snow,
276:Maggots from meat,’” quoted John, “‘weevils from rye, dragons from stars in an empty sky. ~ Barbara Hambly,
277:One right doesn’t remedy a thousand wrongs.’

‘You should write a book of quotes. ~ Catherine Doyle,
278:The best approach to sex for girls is, quote,'lying on your back and thinking of England.' ~ Suzanne Moore,
279:The culture of power versus the power of culture,” he quoted. “One side always loses. ~ Ausma Zehanat Khan,
280:Well, to quote my mother, a worm lies in horseradish and thinks there’s nothing sweeter. ~ Sholom Aleichem,
281:Real problems can't be fixed with a motivational poster, a cute quote or a pat on the back. ~ Bryant McGill,
282:As you live deeper in the heart, the mirror gets clearer and clearer. ~ Jalaluddin Rumi #rumi #quote #poetry,
283:Beauty depends on the unseen, George quoted the artist, the visible upon the invisible. ~ Elizabeth Brundage,
284:Broca was quoted as saying, “I would rather be a transformed ape than a degenerate son of Adam. ~ Carl Sagan,
285:He left a quote I need—” “A quotation, Mr. Marlow. ‘Quote’ is a verb. ‘Quotation’ is a noun. ~ Gregg Hurwitz,
286:I surrender to the serenity of each new day releasing my Dreams into the Universe. ~ @LeeHillerLondon #quote,
287:Propaganda begins when dialogue ends. (Quoted by Marshall McLuhan in McLuhan Hot & Cool) ~ Jacques Ellul,
288:You always find the right quote, or the right thing to say to make me believe you love me. ~ Cassandra Clare,
289:A good saying often runs the risk of being thrown away when quoted as the speaker's own. ~ Jean de la Bruyere,
290:If you watch my Instagram and the quotes I wrote, everything is personal and it's all coming from me. ~ Mario,
291:It is best one should quote what one doesn't understand at all in the language one knows the least ~ Voltaire,
292:Quote “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” Arthur C. Clarke ~ Tom Reynolds,
293:quote from Leonardo da Vinci: “Obstacles cannot crush me; every obstacle yields to stern resolve. ~ Anonymous,
294:The American people would not want to know of any misquotes that Dan Quayle may or may not make. ~ Dan Quayle,
295:I feel like a quote out of context, withholding the rest so I can be for you what you want to see. ~ Ben Folds,
296:It was the happiest Christmas Eve he had ever spent. To quote his own words, he had a rotten Christmas. ~ Saki,
297:Love and Loyalty, run deeper than blood." Love that quote even though I haven't read the book. ~ Richelle Mead,
298:One of my favorite quotes is:

"... If I strike you it ain't going to be in your fancy. ~ Shannon Stacey,
299:To quote the industrial statistician George Box: “Every model is wrong, but some are useful. ~ Timothy Ferriss,
300:Truth is a powerful weapon ... We must be careful how we use it." (Quote by Spottedleaf, page 5) ~ Erin Hunter,
301:When all is said and done, there is usually more said than done.
[as quoted by Alfred E Neuman] ~ Lou Holtz,
302:Bin Laden says his own role is to tell Muslims, quote, 'what is good for them and what is not.' ~ George W Bush,
303:boys who had been born on third base and thought they hit a triple (as my mother often quoted), ~ Peter Swanson,
304:Emilie Buchwald quotes

Children are made readers on the laps of their parents. ~ Emilie Buchwald,
305:Good or bad, the one thing I can say about my art is, if I can quote Sinatra, I did it my way. ~ Frank Frazetta,
306:I agree with my father, Albert Einstein, don't believe every quote you read on the internet. ~ James Earl Jones,
307:I don't usually purge myself by writing anything about any type of quote, so-called, relationships. ~ Bob Dylan,
308:I'm afraid we'll see reporters stop chasing quotes around the same time dogs stop chasing cars. ~ Daniel Okrent,
309:“Love all; trust a few,Do wrong to none.” ~ William Shakespeare, quote from “All’s Well That Ends Well,” (1605),
310:My grandma would quote Abraham Lincoln all the time: "Whatever you do in life, be a good one." ~ Donald Cerrone,
311:Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart ~ Carl #Jung #quote #happiness #JoySMS #cgjung,
312:A good quote is a beautiful bird! Wherever you meet with it, you will start flying with it! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
313:And the Latin quote across your heart? What does it mean?” “Lie about one thing, lie about it all... ~ Whitney G,
314:David, as in the passage already quoted: “Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts.”d ~ Anonymous,
315:I think we must quote whenever we feel that the allusion is interesting or helpful or amusing. ~ Clifton Fadiman,
316:No man is as bad as the worst thing he’s done.” “Why would he quote a death-row nun?” asked Joan. ~ Louise Penny,
317:Profession: A kickass pilot. Hobbies: Kicking ass. Favorite Quote: “Kicking ass and taking names. ~ Logan Chance,
318:The only thing worse than being misquoted is being sentenced to two years' hard labour for buggery ~ Oscar Wilde,
319:Don't misquote me as wanting to hurt homosexual people in any way. That would be a dastardly lie. ~ Carl Paladino,
320:I Have Not Yet Begun to Procrastinate" which was the quote on Bay's shirt from "First Frost ~ Sarah Addison Allen,
321:I love 'Strange Brew'. I quote that movie all the time, and no one knows what I'm talking about. ~ Nathan Fillion,
322:In order to kick ass you must first lift up your foot.     —Jen Sincero; author, coach, self-quoter ~ Jen Sincero,
323:Queen Elizabeth, in a much-cited quote, faithfully bathed once a month “whether she needs it or no. ~ Bill Bryson,
324:The passages of Shakespeare that we most prize were never quoted until within this century. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
325:...You say you don't mistrust me, yet you quote Chrysostom - Hell is paved with priests' skulls.... ~ John Geddes,
326:Children seldom misquote you. In fact, they usually repeat word for word what you shouldn't have said. ~ Anonymous,
327:I bought a book of Mark Twain quotes. That's about my speed. I'll read a couple quotes and put it down. ~ Kid Rock,
328:Kid A is about an abortion. An abortion of the soul. *Begins to cry, holds up air quotes* Thom Yorke. ~ Thom Yorke,
329:One of my favorite comedies is Three Amigos! Oh my gosh, me and my brother quote that all the time. ~ Jason Dolley,
330:There’s a quote from Stalin,” he says. “‘A single death is a tragedy; a million is a statistic.’ Can ~ Rick Yancey,
331:You cannot go wrong with Bugs Bunny. He's the coolest cartoon character ever. I quote him all the time. ~ Tim Daly,
332:Every morning as I read the scripture, every night, I quote the Ten Commandments and the Golden Rule. ~ Bill Bright,
333:Every revolution begins with breakfast,’ I quoted as they left. ‘Is this your revolution, Jaxon? ~ Samantha Shannon,
334:“I said to the almond tree, 'Friend, speak to me of God,' and the almond tree blossomed.” ~ Nikos Kazantzakis#quote,
335:Nabokov quote: "I think like a genius, I write like a distinguished author, and I speak like a child." ~ Nick Laird,
336:Quote of the day: “Friendship is like peeing your pants; everyone can see it but only you can feel it. ~ Penny Reid,
337:The definition of an asshole is a guy who doesn't believe what he's seeing. And you can quote me. ~ Richard Bachman,
338:You tell me to bring all the powdered wolf’s bane I have, and, I quote, ‘get my purple ass down here. ~ Meg Collett,
339:4. Memorize this quote by Jim Rohn, “If you don’t like how things are, change it! You’re not a tree. ~ Kevin Horsley,
340:Emily Brontë quote popped into her head: “Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same. ~ Sandhya Menon,
341:Hillary Clinton is given approval and veto power over quotes written about her in the New York Times. ~ Donald Trump,
342:Is it not good to make society full of beautiful people? —Yang Yuan, quoted in the New York Times ~ Scott Westerfeld,
343:It is a shame that I am ignorant, otherwise I would quote to you a mass of things; but I know nothing. ~ Victor Hugo,
344:I write to make sense of my life." -John Cheever, quoted in _Cheever - A Life_ (2009) by Blake Bailey ~ John Cheever,
345:Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding space,’ to quote the late, great Zora Neale Hurston. It ~ Anne Lamott,
346:Since the world is ending,” Peter quoted from behind us, “why not let the children touch the paintings? ~ Ben Lerner,
347:Some people stay in the academic world just to avoid becoming self-aware. You can quote me on that. ~ Michael McKean,
348:We are stuck in a generation where loyalty is just a tattoo, love is a quote and lying is the new truth. ~ Anonymous,
349:If you wish to be a writer; write!
Send quote to a friend

Epictetus (50-120) Greek philosopher. ~ Epictetus,
350:Somebody set up us the bomb,’ pal,” he quoted. “Now it’s time to take off every zig for great justice. ~ Ernest Cline,
351:There is a quote attributed to Honoré de Balzac: behind every great fortune there is a great crime. ~ George Friedman,
352:Two lords and an archduke had asked her to marry them, and so, she wrote to me in outrage, had Solya.
353:Virtue needs some cheaper thrills,’” Bobo said. Andy recognized the quote. “Calvin and Hobbes.” “Damn ~ Tommy Wallach,
354:You guys, stop misattributing white nationalist quotes to me. Like, super seriously, it's not cool, dudes. ~ Voltaire,
355:If kisses were what you were looking for, little fool, why didn't you come to me? quoted by Susannah Simon ~ Meg Cabot,
356:Our perspective toward life is our final and ultimate freedom. - Viktor Frankl quoted by Desmond Tutu ~ Dalai Lama XIV,
357:Pero ¿se puede saber quién eres tú? ¿La Wikiquote con patas? Nos estás acribillando con tus citas... ~ Federico Moccia,
358:There is a hand behind every curtain,' ” she quoted. “ 'And a knife in every hand,' " finished Mara. ~ Raymond E Feist,
359:Thoughts, quotes, and philosophies—good or bad—cause us to evaluate ourselves. And that is good. ~ Richelle E Goodrich,
360:« Quote of the day: “Friendship is like peeing your pants; everyone can see it but only you can feel it». ~ Penny Reid,
361:apt old quote from Winston Churchill: “Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result. ~ Dan Harris,
362:I thought of that William Gibson quote: “The future is already here—it’s just not evenly distributed yet. ~ Zadie Smith,
363:I write to make sense of my life."
-John Cheever, quoted in Cheever - A Life (2009) by Blake Bailey ~ John Cheever,
364:I write to make sense of my life."
-John Cheever, quoted in _Cheever - A Life_ (2009) by Blake Bailey ~ John Cheever,
365:Ray did not but could have said, *quote*Me, I read books [.....] How's about you?*closequote* ~ Raymond Federman,
366:That’s when I started the discipline of collecting quotes, stories, and illustrations for my speaking. ~ John C Maxwell,
367:A visit always brings pleasure-- if not when it begins, then when it ends. (Quoted from another book) ~ Emmanuel Carr re,
368:Impatient much?” “Patience is bitter. It's the fruit that’s sweet.” “Did you just quote Aristotle?” “Maybe. ~ Vi Keeland,
369:I would not consider myself to be a quote unquote real New York rapper. I don't even like New York rappers. ~ ASAP Rocky,
370:quote from Dexter Yager: “You will never leave where you are until you decide where you’d rather be. ~ Terri Savelle Foy,
371:Quote taken from Chapter 1:

The June afternoon had clear, blue skies—ideal weather for birdwatching. ~ Ed Lynskey,
372:(Scene, not verbal quote)
He flung the door open…
And Jean-Luc popped through like a Whac-a-Mole. ~ Tonya Burrows,
373:There is always something about the villains that I'm able to play, quote unquote, that isn't villainous. ~ Ben Kingsley,
374:You have the right to remain silent. Otherwise, anything you say might be misquoted and used against you. ~ Jill Shalvis,
375:"Close the language-door and open the love-window. The moon won't use the door, only the window" ~ Jalaluddin Rumi #quote,
376:Even unpleasant bastards like us deserve company.’ He smirked. ‘That’s a quote from my wife, by the way. ~ Becky Chambers,
377:I don't think you could pull one Bob Marley song that didn't have quotes from the Torah or the Old Testament. ~ Matisyahu,
378:I think I might be the very first person who initiated the AutoQuotery (as in, AutoBiography) practice! ~ Ibrahim Ibrahim,
379:I went to my Congressman and he said quote quote, I'd like to help you son, but you're too young to vote. ~ Eddie Cochran,
380:My first quote was, I don't want to hurt God's people. Jim Bakker's quote was, I was set up by a female... ~ Jessica Hahn,
381:@rams Yes, this is a direct quote from Bhagavan in Talks with Ramana Maharshi: 6th November, 1935 Talk 88. ~ @CathyGinter,
382:There's a poster with Thomas Edison's quote: GENIUS IS 1 PERCENT INSPIRATION AND 99 PERCENT PERSPIRATION. ~ Lauren Oliver,
383:There's no way you're going to get a quote from us to use on your book cover" - Metropolitan Police Spokesperson ~ Banksy,
384:Today’s quote of the day from B, “I haven’t got time for Demonic Presences; we’ve got packing to do”. ~ Lon Milo DuQuette,
385:Wasn’t it you who said, and I quote”—he made air quotes—“I thought I was wrong once, but I was mistaken. ~ S J D Peterson,
386:You try every trick in the book to keep her. You write her letters. You drive her to work. You quote Neruda. ~ Junot D az,
387:Be ye innocent as doves yet wise as serphants" new testament quoted by Elvis Presley and applied to karate ~ Elvis Presley,
388:California is like an artificial limb the rest of the country doesn't really need. You can quote me on that. ~ Saul Bellow,
389:Frankl approvingly quotes the words of Nietzsche, “He who has a Why to live for can bear almost any How. ~ Viktor E Frankl,
390:Frankl approvingly quotes the words of Nietzsche: "He who has a Why to live for can bear almost any How. ~ Viktor E Frankl,
391:Frankl approvingly quotes the words of Nietzsche: “He who has a Why to live for can bear almost any How. ~ Viktor E Frankl,
392:If you try to give an on-the-one-hand-or-the-other- hand answer, only one of the hands tends to get quoted. ~ Alan Blinder,
393:I hate it when people quote me on the internet, claiming I said things that I never actually said. ~ Martin Luther King Jr,
394:It is absurd to quote religion or God or religious doctrines to render the people as lowest castes. ~ Periyar E V Ramasamy,
395:I've been asked a lot for my view on American health care. Well, 'it would be a good idea,' to quote Gandhi. ~ Paul Farmer,
396:Let her cover the mark as she will,'" he quoted sardonically, "'the pang of it will always be in her heart. ~ Lisa Kleypas,
397:A man in the midst of a midlife crisis is an abomination on society. [This is my own quote. And it's true.] ~ Ross Bonander,
398:Good night you Kings of New England. You Princes of Maine."

Who knows what book this quote comes from? ~ John Irving,
399:If the world becomes pagan and perishes, the last man left alive would do well to quote the Iliad and die. ~ G K Chesterton,
400:I quote another man's saying; unluckily, that other withdraws himself in the same way, and quotes me. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
401:Not much could have distracted me from coffee, but hearing Julius Caesar quoted at Spencer’s certainly did. ~ Richelle Mead,
402:She liked to quote the maxim, “To be a good wife and mother is the highest and hardest privilege of woman.”27 ~ Ron Chernow,
403:Best quote page 239: "The past doesn't disappear, but it doesn't have to define your future. That's up to you. ~ Anna Jarzab,
404:Did you just curse? Isn't 'hell' - she air quoted - "a cursed word?"
"How 'bout you go straight there and see? ~ P C Cast,
405:Famous people steal my quotes all of the time without knowing; none of it is ever very interesting though. ~ Robert DeCoteau,
406:God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our consciences, but shouts in our pains."
quote read 3/23/19 ~ C S Lewis,
407:Happiness," he says, "is the price of profound thought."
"Who's that quote from?" I ask.
He winks. "Me. ~ Alice Oseman,
408:His only consolation was Carrington’s favorite John Locke quote. The first law of nature is self-defense. It ~ Daniel Judson,
409:i hate how my past actions keep messing up my future choices" Seth Sorson aka " fablehaven " (my son's quote) ~ Brandon Mull,
410:I’m a libriomancer. Mind tricks don’t work on me. Only money.” When all else fails, fall back on movie quotes. ~ Jim C Hines,
411:It seems pointless to be quoted if one isn't going to be quotable ... it's better to be quotable than honest. ~ Tom Stoppard,
412:like to quote John D. Rockefeller, who said, “I always tried to turn every disaster into an opportunity. ~ Robert T Kiyosaki,
413:Nancy always made Clementine think of that Gore Vidal quote: 'Every time a friend succeeds, I die a little. ~ Liane Moriarty,
414:To a true collector, the acquisition of an old book is its rebirth,” Oscar quoted, absent self-consciousness. ~ Sheridan Hay,
415:A peace above all earthly dignities,” she quoted. Then turned back to the room. “A still and quiet conscience. ~ Louise Penny,
416:If kisses were what you were looking for, little fool, why didn't you come to me?

quoted by Susannah Simon ~ Meg Cabot,
417:I will watch a movie that is quote unquote dark and not get the qualification of what is dark and what is not. ~ Will Ferrell,
418:Quotes are like cayenne pepper or some other strong spice: a little goes a long way, and too much is a disaster. ~ Ben Yagoda,
419:the world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper,” a quote by W. B. Yeats ~ Susan Meissner,
420:All of those faeries and duels and mad queens and so on, and no one quoted old Billy Shakespeare. Not even once. ~ Jim Butcher,
421:Always make new mistakes!” I actually get royalties of about $50 per year from Quotable Quotes for this one. ~ Timothy Ferriss,
422:For those who sit on the stairs, a good quote is a strong invitation to stand up and to go up the stairs! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
423:Gossip, gossip, gossip. Rumors. Tongues. ‘Life and death are in the power of the tongue,’ ” he quoted in Hebrew. ~ Chaim Potok,
424:I am not an Athenian or a Greek, but a citizen of the world."

[As quoted in Plutarch's Of Banishment] ~ Socrates,
425:I don’t know what to say to him. Sometimes I think it’s best to say nothing at all—silence cannot be misquoted. ~ Alice Feeney,
426:I have long since learned, as a measure of elementary hygiene, to be on guard when anyone quotes Pascal. ~ Jos Ortega y Gasset,
427:I like to quote myself frequently and often, it makes me sound much more intelligent than I actually am. ~ George Bernard Shaw,
428:Quote of the day: The most difficult journeys often take us where we were meant to go... By: Nicholas Sparks ~ Nicholas Sparks,
429:Scrooge hung his head to hear his own words quoted by the Spirit, and was overcome with penitence and grief. ~ Charles Dickens,
430:that every time I tell it I contradict myself, and whenever I do get it right I'm misquoted. So the publication of ~ Anonymous,
431:That's the nice thing about this job. You get to quote yourself shamelessly. If you don't, Larry Speakes will. ~ Ronald Reagan,
432:The irony of rule followers is they often quote a lot of people that do not follow as many rules as they do. ~ Shannon L Alder,
433:The only thing set in stone are dumb quotes and names of dead people. Everything else is subject to change. ~ Kimberly Spencer,
434:You become smart when you don't need to quote someone anymore." I am still stupid: I quoted Chuck Palahiniuk ~ Chuck Palahniuk,
435:Your brain is just another cat in the snow, and you can quote me on that because I love out of context quotes. ~ Stephen Guise,
436:You should really get some quotes about our show. Noah loves when people talk about him. Negatively or positively. ~ Joe Mande,
437:Everything changes and nothing stands still. Heraclitus of Ephesus, as quoted by Plato in Cratylus (360 BCE) ~ Martin Kleppmann,
438:I keep a quotes journal - of every sentence that I've wanted to remember from my reading of the past 30 years. ~ Richard Powers,
439:I kind of knew Cleveland was going to get the No. 1 pick. I think they rigged it. No, don't quote me on that. ~ Carmelo Anthony,
440:quote by feminist writer Nawal El Saadawi in bright red. “I speak the truth and the truth is savage and dangerous, ~ Roxane Gay,
441:That’s a nice quote,” Langston said. “Underline it and fold down the page for me, will you?” I did as instructed. ~ Rachel Cohn,
442:We found a jewel in the desert,’” I quoted. “’And from it fashioned a charred cinder.
'Queen of Fire Pg 313 ~ Anthony Ryan,
443:After all this time and all this, quote, "experience," how is she [Hillary Clinton] not better at this [military]? ~ John McCain,
444:Always feed a wolf his fill," the old woman quotes out loud, "lest you wake with your throat in his jaws. ~ Stephen Graham Jones,
445:a process is required to tease out what is knowledge from what, to quote Locke, is “but faith, or opinion. ~ Shawn Lawrence Otto,
446:Buffett quoted Keynes: “The difficulty lies not in the new ideas but in escaping from the old ones.” Buffett ~ Robert G Hagstrom,
447:don't find people who will be a bully in love find people that will love you forever

quote that i made up ~ John Marsden,
448:I put air quotes around the word ethical. I regretted doing that. Instantly. I think that was what provoked him. ~ Stephen White,
449:Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.”-Helen Keller
Quote Read: 6/22/18 ~ Helen Keller,
450:Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.”-Desmond Tutu

Quote Read: 5/8/18 ~ Desmond Tutu,
451:If the world becomes pagan and perishes, the last man left alive would do well to quote the Iliad and die. ~ Gilbert K Chesterton,
452:No more misquoted forms, lost invoices, redundant entries, missing checks, or delays caused by incomplete paperwork. ~ Bill Gates,
453:This quote I will do alone, leaving you behind. Don't follow. I'm well beyond you now, and traveling very fast. ~ Jeff VanderMeer,
454:What is infinite?” she recited. I knew that text well. “The universe and the greed of men,” I quoted back to her. ~ Leigh Bardugo,
455:You become smart when you don't need to quote someone anymore."
I am still stupid: I quoted Chuck Palahiniuk ~ Chuck Palahniuk,
456:Another favorite quote of mine:

You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have. ~ Unknown,
457:If there were a party of those who aren't sure they're right, I'd belong to it.
(as quoted by Tony Judt) ~ Albert Camus,
458:I have a very good relationship with myself. My favourite quote is, "What you think about me is none of my business." ~ Beth Ditto,
459:No one individual vote, no one individual quote or no one individual statement defines me, my beliefs, or my record. ~ Chuck Hagel,
460:The Devil can quote scripture, after all. And monsters can say "please" and "thank you" same as any mother's son. ~ Elizabeth Bear,
461:The devil can quote scripture,” she said.

“No doubt he had his hand in writing it,” the captain shot back. ~ Miles Cameron,
462:There's a great quote about Virginia Woolf, she had the same spiritual stake in her diaries as she had in her writing. ~ Sam Abell,
463:...they do quote me, that means that my words and my sentences get under their skins although they do no know it. ~ Gertrude Stein,
464:What’s that old Ben Franklin quote?” she asked, thinking about it. “‘Three men may keep a secret if two are dead, ~ Robert J Crane,
465:You know what I hate, man? Guys that you know haven't seen the film: they just quote a bunch of statistical bullshit. ~ Jon Gruden,
466:an old attitude quote by Aldous Huxley, “It’s not what happens to you, it’s what you do with what happens to you. ~ Jeffrey Gitomer,
467:a quote from The Little Prince: “True love is visible not to the eyes, but to the heart, for eyes may be deceived. ~ Gloria Steinem,
468:It is not great talents God blesses so much as likeness to Jesus.”-Charles Spurgeon
Quote Read: 2/1/18 ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon,
469:Milo remembered an old saying his father used to quote to him when he was a boy: Beware the wrath of a patient man. ~ F Paul Wilson,
470:My wife simply quoted, 'For better or worse.' It was only then that I realized the phrase was not multiple-choice. ~ Michael Gurnow,
471:People think when you have a, quote, 'bank failure,' that that is the end of the bank. And it isn't necessarily. ~ Michele Bachmann,
472:She quoted the Reverend James Forbes as saying, “Nobody gets into heaven without a letter of reference from the poor. ~ Anne Lamott,
473:Some companies out there quote a start of production that is substantially in advance of when customers get their cars. ~ Elon Musk,
474:There are two kinds of marriages, Benny — where the husband quotes the wife, or where the wife quotes the husband. ~ Clifford Odets,
475:You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know when it will be too late. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson…,
476:A quote hung on the opposite wall: “Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself. ~ Karen Joy Fowler,
477:Do all your family come over Shakespearian when crossed?” “Please, the quote is Mallory, not Shakespeare,” said Shoffer ~ D L Carter,
478:I prefer to make up my own quotes and attribute them to very smart people, so that I can use them to win arguments ~ Albert Einstein,
479:Quote from the pope: “If we start without confidence, already we have lost half the battle and we bury our talents. ~ James Altucher,
480:There’s a great quote in Gus’s house, one that both he and I found very comforting: Without pain, we couldn’t know joy. ~ John Green,
481:To quote one company that makes beacon systems, “beacons are ushering in the indoor mobile marketing revolution. ~ Brian W Kernighan,
482:You have got to be careful quoting Ronald Reagan, because when you quote him accurately it is called mudslinging. ~ Walter F Mondale,
483:After all, it was never Darnay he quoted, only Sydney, drunk and wrecked and dissipated. Sydney, who died for love. ~ Cassandra Clare,
484:I have experienced both triumph and disaster, and, to quote Kipling, have treated those two imposters just the same. ~ Jeffrey Archer,
485:Know the truth,” Ms. Widmer used to quote—remember we used to say it to each other?—“and the truth will make you free. ~ Nancy Garden,
486:most dangerous thing in the world is to try and leap a chasm in two jumps,’” Paul quoted with dignified seriousness. ~ Glenn Michaels,
487:Those who lack discrimination may quote the letter of the Scripture, but they are really denying its inner truth. ~ The Bhagavad-Gita,
488:If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance,”’ quotes Veronika. ‘George Bernard Shaw. ~ Liane Moriarty,
489:One of Tox's favorite quotes by Mark Twain was, "Everyone is a moon and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody ~ Ronie Kendig,
490:quoted Djuna Barnes: “Too great a sense of identity makes a man feel he can do no wrong. And too little does the same. ~ James Baldwin,
491:To quote from another gospel, DUNE by Frank Herbert, 'Fear is the mind-killer.' ... Jesus was the original Muad'dib. ~ Stephen Colbert,
492:waters cannot quench love,’” Wesley finished the quote. “‘Rivers cannot wash it away.’” “‘Nor will rivers overflow it, ~ Tiffany Reisz,
493:After seeing this tweet by @PardueSuzanne, how can I ever post another tweet? This! This is what I want to say.#quote ~ Jalaluddin Rumi,
494:If a quote changes your life in a good way, keep it in your mind and in your heart to give it to someone else too! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
495:Some crimes,” I quote Ryodan stiffly, “are so personal, blood-vengeance belongs only to the one who suffered them. ~ Karen Marie Moning,
496:The Bible was the only book Jesus ever quoted, and then never as a basis for discussion but to decide the point at issue. ~ Leon Morris,
497:The only remedy for love is to love more.

Henry Thoreau, and quoted in the Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman ~ Henry David Thoreau,
498:To quote Cervantes, ‘Dios que da la llaga, da la medicina,’ meaning—” “God gives you the hurt, but also the fix for it. ~ Deborah Smith,
499:Whether they're glad or mortified to have said whatever, Paul Fein wasn't going to let such good quotes get away from us. ~ Bud Collins,
500:Young people do not perceive at once that the giver of wounds is the enemy and the quoted tattle merely the arrow. ~ F Scott Fitzgerald,

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


   28 Occultism
   7 Philosophy
   4 Yoga
   2 Integral Yoga
   1 Kabbalah
   1 Hinduism

   28 Aleister Crowley
   8 The Mother
   7 Aldous Huxley
   5 Carl Jung
   4 Sri Ramakrishna
   4 Sri Aurobindo
   3 Swami Vivekananda
   3 Sri Ramana Maharshi
   2 Satprem

   22 Magick Without Tears
   8 The Mothers Agenda
   8 Talks
   8 Liber ABA
   7 The Perennial Philosophy
   7 The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna
   6 The Secret Doctrine
   5 The Bible
   5 Aion
   4 A Garden of Pomegranates - An Outline of the Qabalah
   3 The Hero with a Thousand Faces
   3 Letters On Yoga II
   2 The Interior Castle or The Mansions
   2 The Blue Cliff Records
   2 The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
   2 Talks With Sri Aurobindo
   2 Sri Aurobindo or the Adventure of Consciousness
   2 Essays On The Gita
   2 Bhakti-Yoga

0.06_-_INTRODUCTION, #Dark Night of the Soul, #Saint John of the Cross, #Christianity
  This 'fourth part' is the Dark Night. Of it the Saint writes in a passage which
  follows that just quoted:
  And the second night, or purification, pertains to those who are already

1.001_-_The_Aim_of_Yoga, #The Study and Practice of Yoga, #Swami Krishnananda, #Yoga
  The ancient sages and masters, both of the East and the West, have deeply pondered over this question, and one of the most magnificent proclamations of a solution to these problems is found in the Veda. Among the many aspects of this solution that are presented before us by these mighty revelations, I can quote one which to my mind appears to be a final solution at least, I have taken it as a solution to all my problems - which comes in the Rig Veda, the Yajur Veda, the Sama Veda and the Atharva Veda. In all the four Vedas it occurs: tam eva viditv atimtyum eti nnya panth vidyate ayanya. This is a great proclamation. What is the meaning of this proclamation? There is no way of escape from this problem, says this mantra, other than knowing 'That'. This is a very simple aphoristic precept that is before us: Knowing 'That' is the solution, and we have no other solution. Now, knowing 'That' what is this 'That'.

1.00a_-_Introduction, #Magick Without Tears, #Aleister Crowley, #Philosophy
  Those chapters of The Book of Lies quoted in my last letter*[H1] do throw some light onto this Abyss of self-contradiction; and there is meaning much deeper than the contrast between the Will with a capital W, and desire, want, or velleity. The main point seems to be that in aspiring to Power one is limited by the True Will. If you use force, violating your own nature either from lack of understanding or from petulant whim, one is merely wasting energy; things go back to normal as soon as the stress is removed. This is one small case of the big Equation "Free Will = Necessity" (Fate, Destiny, or Karma: it's all much the same idea). One is most rigidly bound by the causal chain that has dragged one to where one is; but it is one's own self that has forged the links.

1.00_-_Gospel, #The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, #Sri Ramakrishna, #Hinduism
  Sri Ramakrishna was a learner all his life. He often used to quote a proverb to his disciples: "Friend, the more I live the more I learn." When the excitement created by the Brhmani's declaration was over, he set himself to the task of practising spiritual disciplines according to the traditional methods laid down in the Tantra and Vaishnava scriptures. Hitherto he had pursued his spiritual ideal according to the promptings of his own mind and heart. Now he accepted the Brhmani as his guru and set foot on the traditional highways.

1.00_-_Preliminary_Remarks, #Liber ABA, #Aleister Crowley, #Philosophy
  quote class=style1>


  There are seven keys to the great gate,
  This is true enough. In fact, the majority of people who claim to have seen God, and who no doubt did see God just as must as those whom we have quoted, did nothing else.

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

1.01_-_THAT_ARE_THOU, #The Perennial Philosophy, #Aldous Huxley, #Philosophy
  Two of the recorded anecdotes about this Sufi saint deserve to be quoted here. When Bayazid was asked how old he was, he replied, Four years. They said, How can that be? He answered, I have been veiled from God by the world for seventy years, but I have seen Him during the last four years. The period during which one is veiled does not belong to ones life. On another occasion someone knocked at the saints door and cried, Is Bayazid here? Bayazid answered, Is anybody here except God?

1.01_-_The_First_Steps, #Raja-Yoga, #Swami Vivkenanda, #unset
  After one has learned to have a firm erect seat, one has to perform, according to certain schools, a practice called the purifying of the nerves. This part has been rejected by some as not belonging to Raja-Yoga, but as so great an authority as the commentator Shankarchrya advises it, I think fit that it should be mentioned, and I will quote his own directions from his commentary on the Shvetshvatara Upanishad: "The mind whose dross has been cleared away by Pranayama, becomes fixed in Brahman; therefore Pranayama is declared. First the nerves are to be purified, then comes the power to practice Pranayama. Stopping the right nostril with the thumb, through the left nostril fill in air, according to capacity; then, without any interval, throw the air out through the right nostril, closing the left one. Again inhaling through the right nostril eject through the left, according to capacity; practicing this three or five times at four hours of the day, before dawn, during midday, in the evening, and at midnight, in fifteen days or a month purity of the nerves is attained; then begins Pranayama."

1.02_-_THE_NATURE_OF_THE_GROUND, #The Perennial Philosophy, #Aldous Huxley, #Philosophy
  Coming as it does from a devout Catholic of the Counter-Reformation, this statement may seem somewhat startling. But we must remember that Olier (who was a man of saintly life and one of the most influential religious teachers of the seventeenth century) is speaking here about a state of consciousness, to which few people ever come. To those on the ordinary levels of being he recommends other modes of knowledge. One of his penitents, for example, was advised to read, as a corrective to St. John of the Cross and other exponents of pure mystical theology, St. Gertrudes revelations of the incarnate and even physiological aspects of the deity. In Oliers opinion, as in that of most directors of souls, whether Catholic or Indian, it was mere folly to recommend the worship of God-without-form to persons who are in a condition to understand only the personal and the incarnate aspects of the divine Ground. This is a perfectly sensible attitude, and we are justified in adopting a policy in accordance with itprovided always that we clearly remember that its adoption may be attended by certain spiritual dangers and disadvantages. The nature of these dangers and disadvantages will be illustrated and discussed in another section. For the present it will suffice to quote the warning words of Philo: He who thinks that God has any quality and is not the One, injures not God, but himself.

1.02_-_The_Refusal_of_the_Call, #The Hero with a Thousand Faces, #Joseph Campbell, #Mythology
  Proverbs, 1:24-27, 32.
  "Spiritual books occasionally quote [this] Latin saying which has terrified more than one soul" (Ernest Dimnet, The Art of Thinking, New York: Simon and Schuster, Inc., 1929, pp. 203-204).
  Ibid., conclusion.

1.03_-_Master_Ma_is_Unwell, #The Blue Cliff Records, #Yuanwu Keqin, #Zen
  he wouldn't let it be included in the (Buddhist) canon.
  First Hsueh Tou quotes: "Sun Face Buddha, Moon Face
  Buddha." Having brought this up, then he says, "What kind of

1.03_-_PERSONALITY,_SANCTITY,_DIVINE_INCARNATION, #The Perennial Philosophy, #Aldous Huxley, #Philosophy
  When a man lacks discrimination, his will wanders in all directions, after innumerable aims. Those who lack discrimination may quote the letter of the scripture; but they are really denying its inner truth. They are full of worldly desires and hungry for the rewards of heaven. They use beautiful figures of speech; they teach elaborate rituals, which are supposed to obtain pleasure and power for those who practice them. But, actually, they understand nothing except the law of Karma that chains men to rebirth.

1.03_-_Supernatural_Aid, #The Hero with a Thousand Faces, #Joseph Campbell, #Mythology
  Dante, "Paradiso," XXXIII, 12-21 (translation by Charles Eliot Norton,
  op. cit., Vol. Ill, p. 252; quoted by permission of Houghton Mifflin Company,

1.03_-_The_Human_Disciple, #Essays On The Gita, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  The rest of Arjuna's questions and utterances proceed from the same temperament and character. When he is told that once the soul-state is assured there need be no apparent change in the action, he must act always by the law of his nature, even if the act itself seem faulty and deficient compared with that of another law than his own, he is troubled. The nature! but what of this sense of sin in the action with which he is preoccupied? is it not this very nature which drives men as if by force and even against their better will into sin and guilt? His practical intelligence is baffled by Krishna's assertion that it was he who in ancient times revealed to Vivasvan this Yoga, since lost, which he is now again revealing to Arjuna, and by his demand for an explanation he provokes the famous and oft-quoted statement of Avatarhood and its mundane purpose. He is again perplexed by the words in which Krishna continues to reconcile action and renunciation of action and asks once again for a decisive statement of that which is the best and highest, not this "mingled" word. When he realises fully the nature of the Yoga which he is bidden to embrace, his pragmatic nature accustomed to act from mental will and preference and desire is appalled by its difficulty and he asks what is the end of the soul which attempts and fails, whether it does not lose both this life of human activity and thought and emotion which it has left behind and the Brahmic consciousness to which it aspires and falling from both perish like a dissolving cloud?
  When his doubts and perplexities are resolved and he knows that it is the Divine which must be his law, he aims again and always at such clear and decisive knowledge as will guide him practically to this source and this rule of his future action. How

1.03_-_The_Sephiros, #A Garden of Pomegranates - An Outline of the Qabalah, #Israel Regardie, #Occultism
  Infinite Space, pH - Ain, Nothing, or Parabrahmam, the
  Causeless Cause of all manifestation. To quote the
  Zohar :

1.03_-_To_Layman_Ishii, #Beating the Cloth Drum Letters of Zen Master Hakuin, #Hakuin Ekaku, #Zen
  Blue Cliff Record, Case 55). q These are some of the eighteen types of questions Zen students are said to ask their teachers. This is a formulation by Fen-yang (947-1024) in The Eye of Men and Gods. r Free up the cicada's wings . Although a similar expression is used in the Book of Latter Han to describe a lord showing great partiality to a favorite, here it refers to the statement made earlier about a teacher ruining a student's chances by stepping in to help the student prematurely. s Two of eight difficult places or situations (hachinan) in which it is difficult for people to encounter a Buddha, hear him preach the Dharma, and attain liberation: Uttarakuru, the continent to the north of
  Mount Sumeru, because inhabitants enjoy lives of interminable pleasure; and being enthralled in the worldly wisdom and skillful words (sechibens) of secular life. Dried buds and dead seeds (shge haishu) is a term of reproach directed at followers of the Two Vehicles, who are said to have no possibility for attaining complete enlightenment. t In the system of koan study that developed in later Hakuin Zen, hosshin or Dharmakaya koans are used in the beginning stages of practice (see Zen Dust, 46-50). The lines Hakuin quotes here are not found in the Poems of Han-shan (Han-shan shih). They are attributed to Han-shan in Compendium of the Five Lamps (ch. 15, chapter on Tung-shan Mu-ts'ung): "The master ascended the teaching seat and said, 'Han-shan said that "Red dust dances at the bottom of the well. / White waves rise on the mountain peaks. / The stone woman gives birth to a stone child. / Fur on the tortoise grows longer by the day." If you want to know the Bodhi-mind, all you have to do is to behold these sights.'" The lines are included in a Japanese edition of the work published during Hakuin's lifetime. u The Ten Ox-herding Pictures are a series of illustrations, accompanied by verses, showing the Zen student's progress to final enlightenment. The Five Ranks, comprising five modes of the particular and universal, are a teaching device formulated by Tung-shan of the Sto tradition. v Records of the Lamp, ch. 10. w Liu Hsiu (first century) was a descendant of Western Han royalty who defeated the usurper Wang
  Mang and established the Eastern Han dynasty. Emperor Su Tsung (eighth century) regained the throne that his father had occupied before being been driven from power. x Wang Mang (c. 45 BC-23 AD) , a powerful official of the Western Han dynasty, and rebellious
  T'ang general An Lu-shan (c. 703-757) both attempted to usurp the throne and declare themselves emperor. y Nan-t'ang is Ta-sui Yuan-ching (1065-1135), an heir of Fa-yen Wen-i. The quotation appears in
  The Eye of Men and Gods, ch. 1. Hakuin, who liked to quote it, included it in Redolence from the
  Cold Forest, a selection of quotations from Zen texts he made for students that was first published in

1.04_-_The_Core_of_the_Teaching, #Essays On The Gita, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  The Gita can only be understood, like any other great work of the kind, by studying it in its entirety and as a developing argument. But the modern interpreters, starting from the great writer Bankim Chandra Chatterji who first gave to the Gita this new sense of a Gospel of Duty, have laid an almost exclusive stress on the first three or four chapters and in those on the idea of equality, on the expression kartavyam karma, the work that is to be done, which they render by duty, and on the phrase "Thou hast a right to action, but none to the fruits of action" which is now popularly quoted as the great word, mahavakya, of the
  Gita. The rest of the eighteen chapters with their high philosophy are given a secondary importance, except indeed the great vision in the eleventh. This is natural enough for the modern mind which is, or has been till yesterday, inclined to be impatient of

1.04_-_The_Paths, #A Garden of Pomegranates - An Outline of the Qabalah, #Israel Regardie, #Occultism
  Qabalah. The only explanation which seems even remotely possible is that issuing, as she did, from a noble family in
  Russia, where anti-Semitism was rife in her day, any and everything that smacked of Jewish savour was thoroughly objectionable. Her repeated attacks on the Zoharists, plus her real ignorance of the books of the Qabalah - corro- borated by the fact that she quotes mainly from Levi (who knew but little of it) and Knorr von Rosenroth, both of whom were Roman Catholics - may perhaps be explained in this manner.
  To attempt to illustrate once more the implication of the idea of a God, I quote an apt remark, which should be borne in mind and applied throughout, from the Notes on the Hippolytus of Euripides, by Gilbert
  Murray :
  Vav is its pronunciation, and means a " Nail ". It is used as a symbol of the phallus. This usage is confirmed by the Zodiacal sign of The Bull, which, as already pointed out, is a glyph of the universal reproductive force. The phallus, in the mysticism of the Qabalah, is a creative symbol of a creative reality, the magical will. As an aid to the comprehension of this idea I quote from Jung's Psych- ology of the Unconscious for a definition :

1.05_-_Christ,_A_Symbol_of_the_Self, #Aion, #Carl Jung, #Psychology
  92 With reference to the psychological nature of Gnostic sayings, see Quispel's
  "Philo und die altchristliche Haresie," p. 432, where he quotes Irenaeus (Adv.
  haer., II, 4, 2): "Id quod extra et quod intus dicere eos secundum agnitionem et

1.05_-_The_Universe_The_0_=_2_Equation, #Magick Without Tears, #Aleister Crowley, #Philosophy
  You should, however, remember most constantly that the equation of the Universe, however complex it may seem, inevitably reels out to Zero; for to accomplish this is the formula of your Work as a Mystic. To remind you, and to amplify certain points of the above, let me quote from Magick pp. 152-3 footnote 2.

1.06_-_Agni_and_the_Truth, #The Secret Of The Veda, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  In the early Vedantic teaching of the Upanishads we come across a conception of the Truth which is often expressed by formulas taken from the hymns of the Veda, such as the expression already quoted, satyam r.tam br.hat, - the truth, the right, the vast. This Truth is spoken of in the Veda as a path leading to felicity, leading to immortality. In the Upanishads also it is by the path of the Truth that the sage or seer, Rishi or Kavi, passes beyond. He passes out of the falsehood, out of the mortal

1.06_-_MORTIFICATION,_NON-ATTACHMENT,_RIGHT_LIVELIHOOD, #The Perennial Philosophy, #Aldous Huxley, #Philosophy
  It is by losing the egocentric life that we save the hitherto latent and undiscovered life which, in the spiritual part of our being, we share with the divine Ground. This new-found life is more abundant than the other, and of a different and higher kind. Its possession is liberation into the eternal, and liberation is beatitude. Necessarily so; for the Brahman, who is one with the Atman, is not only Being and Knowledge, but also Bliss, and, after Love and Peace, the final fruit of the Spirit is Joy. Mortification is painful, but that pain is one of the pre-conditions of blessedness. This fact of spiritual experience is sometimes obscured by the language in which it is described. Thus, when Christ says that the Kingdom of Heaven cannot be entered except by those who are as little children, we are apt to forget (so touching are the images evoked by the simple phrase) that a man cannot become childlike unless he chooses to undertake the most strenuous and searching course of self-denial. In practice the command to become as little children is identical with the command to lose ones life. As Traherne makes clear in the beautiful passage quoted in the section on God in the World, one cannot know created Nature in all its essentially sacred beauty, unless one first unlearns the dirty devices of adult humanity. Seen through the dung-coloured spectacles of self-interest, the universe looks singularly like a dung-heap; and as, through long wearing, the spectacles have grown on to the eyeballs, the process of cleansing the doors of perception is often, at any rate in the earlier stages of the spiritual life, painfully like a surgical operation. Later on, it is true, even self naughting may be suffused with the joy of the Spirit. On this point the following passage from the fourteenth-century Scale of Perfection is illuminating.

1.06_-_The_Three_Schools_of_Magick_1, #Magick Without Tears, #Aleister Crowley, #Philosophy
  We must quote a passage from one of the most important of these documents. The doctrine is conveyed, as is customary among Initiates, in the form of a parable. Those who have attained even a mediocre degree of enlightenment are aware that the crude belief of the faithful, and the crude infidelity of the scoffer, with regard to matters of fact, are merely childish. Every incident in Nature, true or false, possesses a spiritual significance. It is this significance, and only this significance, that possesses any philosophical value to the Initiate.
  The orthodox need not be shocked, and the enlightened need not be contemptuous, to learn that the passage which we are about to quote, is a parable based on the least decorous of the Biblical legends which refer to Noah.[7] It simply captures for its own purposes the convenience of Scripture.

1.06_-_Yun_Men's_Every_Day_is_a_Good_Day, #The Blue Cliff Records, #Yuanwu Keqin, #Zen
  without fault or worry, this is still not the ultimate. In the end
  though, what is? Look carefully at this quote; "I snap my fin
  gers; how lamentable is Shunyata!" The Sanskrit word

1.07_-_The_Literal_Qabalah_(continued), #A Garden of Pomegranates - An Outline of the Qabalah, #Israel Regardie, #Occultism
  There attaches hereto, however, another problem of paramount importance upon which it is necessary to comment before proceeding any further. The fact that the Sephiros fall into triads or trinities, and the fact that such titles as the Father, the Mother, and the Son, have been ascribed to them, has been the means of encouraging many an apologist on behalf of Christianity to argue without sufficient basis that the Christian trinity is implicit in the
  Qabalah. I quote Prof. Abelson in connection with this argument :
  At this point I shall leave the Swarthmore Lecture to ask the reader to consider with me a highly significant passage taken from Sir James Jeans' recent work, The Mysterious
  Universe. I quote from page 8 :

1.07_-_The_Prophecies_of_Nostradamus, #Aion, #Carl Jung, #Psychology
  l 54 In connection with the calculation of the year 1693, Pierre
  d'Ailly quotes Albumasar as saying that the first coniunctio
  maxima of Saturn and Jupiter took place anno mundi 3200. To

1.08_-_The_Depths_of_the_Divine, #Sex Ecology Spirituality, #Ken Wilber, #Philosophy
  We left off with the emergence of the centaur, which is, so to speak, on the border between the personal and the transpersonal. If the first three general domains were those of matter, life, and mind, the next general domain (that of the psychic and subtle) is the domain of the soul, as I will use the term. And the first rule of the soul is: it is transpersonal.
  The word transpersonal is somewhat awkward and confuses many people. But the point is simply, as Emerson put it, "The soul knows no persons." He explains (and note: Emerson throughout these quotes uses the masculine, as was the custom of the time; were he alive today he would use feminine and masculine, for the whole point of his notion of the Over-Soul was that it was neither male nor female, which is why it could anchor a true liberation from any and all restrictive roles: "The soul knows no persons"):
  :::Persons are supplementary to the primary teaching of the soul. In youth we are mad for persons. Childhood and youth see all the world in them. But the larger experience of man discovers the identical nature [the same self or soul] appearing through them all. In all conversation between two persons tacit reference is made, as to a third party, to a common nature. That third party or common nature is not social; it is impersonal; is God.1

1.08_-_The_Ladder, #A Garden of Pomegranates - An Outline of the Qabalah, #Israel Regardie, #Occultism
  "chariot " - the vehicle or means by which he could be transported into the realms of the unseen. And the Zohar speaks of the " divine kiss ", during which the man is united with his Root. It elaborates at great length on the verse in Canticles : " Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth ", having reference to the union of the letters of
  Tetragrammaton. I must quote, furthermore, the follow- ing :

1.1.05_-_The_Siddhis, #Essays Divine And Human, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Siddhis, but recognised them as a part, though not the most important part of Yogic accomplishment, and used them with an abundant and unhesitating vigour. They are recognised in our sacred books, formally included in Yoga by so devotional a Purana as the Bhagawat, noted and some of their processes carefully tabled by Patanjali. Even in the midnight of the Kali great Siddhas and saints have used them more sparingly, but with power and effectiveness. It would be difficult for many of them to do otherwise than use the siddhis since by the very fact of their spiritual elevation, these powers have become not exceptional movements, but the ordinary processes of their thought and action. It is by the use of the siddhis that the Siddhas sitting on the mountains help the world out of the heart of their solitude and silence. Jesus Christ made the use of the siddhis a prominent feature of his pure, noble and spiritual life, nor did he hesitate to communicate them to his disciples - the laying of hands, the healing of the sick, the ashirvada, the abhishap, the speaking with many tongues were all given to them. The day of Pentecost is still kept holy by the Christian Church. Joan of Arc used her siddhis to liberate France. Socrates had his siddhis, some of them of a very material nature. Men of great genius are usually born with some of them and use them unconsciously. Even in natures far below the power and clarity of genius we see their occasional or irregular operation. The West, always avid of knowledge, is struggling, sadly hampered by misuse and imposture, to develop them and gropes roughly for the truth about them in the phenomena of hypnotism, clairvoyance, telepathy, vouched for by men and women of great intellectuality and sincerity. Returning
  Eastwards, where only their right practice has been understood, the lives of our saints northern and southern are full of the record of Siddhis. Sri Ramakrishna, whose authority is quoted against

1.10_-_The_Methods_and_the_Means, #Bhakti-Yoga, #Swami Vivekananda, #Hinduism
  In regard to the method and the means of Bhakti-Yoga we read in the commentary of Bhagavan Ramanuja on the Vedanta-Sutras: "The attaining of That comes through discrimination, controlling the passions, practice, sacrificial work, purity, strength, and suppression of excessive joy." Viveka or discrimination is, according to Ramanuja, discriminating, among other things, the pure food from the impure. According to him, food becomes impure from three causes: (1) by the nature of the food itself, as in the case of garlic etc.; (2) owing to its coming from wicked and accursed persons; and (3) from physical impurities, such as dirt, or hair, etc. The Shrutis say, When the food is pure, the Sattva element gets purified, and the memory becomes unwavering", and Ramanuja quotes this from the Chhndogya Upanishad.
  And this discrimination of food is, after all, of secondary importance. The very same passage quoted above is explained by Shankara in his Bhshya on the Upanishads in a different way by giving an entirely different meaning to the word hra, translated generally as food. According to him, "That which is gathered in is Ahara. The knowledge of the sensations, such as sound etc., is gathered in for the enjoyment of the enjoyer (self); the purification of the knowledge which gathers in the perception of the senses is the purifying of the food (Ahara). The word 'purification-of-food' means the acquiring of the knowledge of sensations untouched by the defects of attachment, aversion, and delusion; such is the meaning. Therefore such knowledge or Ahara being purified, the Sattva material of the possessor it the internal organ will become purified, and the Sattva being purified, an unbroken memory of the Infinite One, who has been known in His real nature from scriptures, will result."

1.12_-_The_Superconscient, #Sri Aurobindo or the Adventure of Consciousness, #Satprem, #Integral Yoga
  What essentially distinguishes the works that come from this plane is what Sri Aurobindo calls a luminous sweep, a sudden flooding of light. The vibration is unlike any other, always eliciting a kind of shock, and then something keeps vibrating long afterward, like a tuning fork. Nevertheless, it seldom remains pure through the entire work, for the movement of the work follows that of consciousness, with its highs and lows, unless it is created even through a special discipline. The last three lines in the Shakespearean passage quoted above fall away from the illumined overhead inspiration; they contain some vital and also some ordinary mental consciousness.
  When consciousness rises to that plane, it no longer sees "point by point," but calmly in great masses.198 There is no longer the diffused light of the illumined mind or the isolated flashes of the intuitive mind, but, to quote the wonderful Vedic phrase, "an ocean of stable lightnings." The consciousness is no longer limited to the brief present moment or the narrow range of its visual field; it is unsealed, seeing in a single glance large extensions of space and time.199 The essential difference with other planes lies in the evenness, the almost complete uniformity of the light. In a particularly receptive illumined mind one would see, for example, a bluish background with sudden jets of light, intuitive flashes, or moving luminous eruptions, sometimes even great overmental downpours, but it would be a fluctuating play of light, nothing stable. This is the usual condition of the greatest poets we know; they attain a certain level of rhythm, a particular poetic luminousness, and from time to time they touch upon higher regions and return with those rare dazzling lines (or musical phrases) that are repeated generation after generation like an open sesame. The illumined mind is generally the base (an already very high base), and the overmind a divine kingdom one gains access to in moments of grace.

1.13_-_Gnostic_Symbols_of_the_Self, #Aion, #Carl Jung, #Psychology
  8 Several more metaphors now follow, and it should be noted that they are the
  same as in the passage previously quoted (V, 9, 19).
  conscious was not unknown to them. For instance, Epiphanius
  quotes an excerpt from one of the Valentinian letters, which says:
  "In the beginning the Autopator contained in himself every-
  was drawn into the orbit of sexual symbolism is corroborated by
  the fragment from the Interrogationes maiores Mariae, quoted
  by Epiphanius. 60 It is related there that Christ took this Mary
  flood-tide of Oceanus, which, as we have seen, generates the
  gods. The passage quoted by Hippolytus probably refers to
  John 7 : 38 or to an apocryphal source common to both. The
  found at the North Pole. Similarly the Naassenes named Aipolos
  -in the language of the Odyssey- Pro teus. Hippolytus quotes
  Homer as follows: "This place is frequented by the Old Man of

1.13_-_SALVATION,_DELIVERANCE,_ENLIGHTENMENT, #The Perennial Philosophy, #Aldous Huxley, #Philosophy
  In the theologies of the various religions, salvation is also regarded as a deliverance out of folly, evil and misery into happiness, goodness and wisdom. But political and economic means are held to be subsidiary to the cultivation of personal holiness, to the acquiring of personal merit and to the maintenance of personal faith in some divine principle or person having power, in one way or another, to forgive and sanctify the individual soul. Moreover the end to be achieved is not regarded as existing in some Utopian future period, beginning, say, in the twenty-second century or perhaps even a little earlier, if our favourite politicians remain in power and make the right laws; the end exists in heaven. This last phrase has two very different meanings. For what is probably the majority of those who profess the great historical religions, it signifies and has always signified a happy posthumous condition of indefinite personal survival, conceived of as a reward for good behaviour and correct belief and a compensation for the miseries inseparable from life in a body. But for those who, within the various religious traditions, have accepted the Perennial Philosophy as a theory and have done their best to live it out in practice, heaven is something else. They aspire to be delivered out of separate selfhood in time and into eternity as realized in the unitive knowledge of the divine Ground. Since the Ground can and ought to be unitively known in the present life (whose ultimate end and purpose is nothing but this knowledge), heaven is not an exclusively posthumous condition. He only is completely saved who is delivered here and now. As to the means to salvation, these are simultaneously ethical, intellectual and spiritual and have been summed up with admirable clarity and economy in the Buddhas Eightfold Path. Complete deliverance is conditional on the following: first, Right Belief in the all too obvious truth that the cause of pain and evil is craving for separative, ego-centred existence, with its corollary that there can be no deliverance from evil, whether personal or collective, except by getting rid of such craving and the obsession of I, me, mine"; second, Right Will, the will to deliver oneself and others; third, Right Speech, directed by compassion and charity towards all sentient beings; fourth, Right Action, with the aim of creating and maintaining peace and good will; fifth, Right Means of Livelihood, or the choice only of such professions as are not harmful, in their exercise, to any human being or, if possible, any living creature; sixth, Right Effort towards Self-control; seventh, Right Attention or Recollectedness, to be practised in all the circumstances of life, so that we may never do evil by mere thoughtlessness, because we know not what we do"; and, eighth, Right Contemplation, the unitive knowledge of the Ground, to which recollectedness and the ethical self-naughting prescribed in the first six branches of the Path give access. Such then are the means which it is within the power of the human being to employ in order to achieve mans final end and be saved. Of the means which are employed by the divine Ground for helping human beings to reach their goal, the Buddha of the Pali scriptures (a teacher whose dislike of footless questions is no less intense than that of the severest experimental physicist of the twentieth century) declines to speak. All he is prepared to talk about is sorrow and the ending of sorrowthe huge brute fact of pain and evil and the other, no less empirical fact that there is a method, by which the individual can free himself from evil and do something to diminish the sum of evil in the world around him. It is only in Mahayana Buddhism that the mysteries of grace are discussed with anything like the fulness of treatment accorded to the subject in the speculations of Hindu and especially Christian theology. The primitive, Hinayana teaching on deliverance is simply an elaboration of the Buddhas last recorded words: Decay is inherent in all component things. Work out your own salvation with diligence. As in the well-known passage quoted below, all the stress is upon personal effort.

1.14_-_Bibliography, #Aion, #Carl Jung, #Psychology
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1.14_-_The_Structure_and_Dynamics_of_the_Self, #Aion, #Carl Jung, #Psychology
  calls "terreus" (earthly). According to Ripley, whom Maier
  quotes, the ignis elementalis is the fire "which lights wood"; it
  must therefore be the ordinary fire. The sun-fire, on the other

1.16_-_On_Concentration, #Magick Without Tears, #Aleister Crowley, #Philosophy
  What your really need is the official Instruction in The Equinox, and the very fullest and deepest understanding of Eight Lectures on Yoga; but these lectures are so infernally interesting that when I look into the book for something to quote, it carries me away with it. I can't put it down, I forget all about this letter. Rather a back-handed advertisement for Concentration!

1.17_-_Astral_Journey_Example,_How_to_do_it,_How_to_Verify_your_Experience, #Magick Without Tears, #Aleister Crowley, #Philosophy
  It will not do to regard "man" as the "final cause" of manifestation. Please do not quote myself against me.

1.17_-_The_Transformation, #Sri Aurobindo or the Adventure of Consciousness, #Satprem, #Integral Yoga
  quoted by Sri Aurobindo 348
  Savitri, 28:338
  How could the first semi-animal organism that received these mental vibrations understand and describe what was happening to it, and,
  above all, how could it say what had to be done to control thought? To quote the Mother: You don't know whether this or that experience is part of the way or not; you don't even know if you are progressing or not, because if you knew you were progressing, it would mean that you knew the way but there is no way! No one has ever been there!
  We won't really be able to say what it is until it has been done. It is an adventure into the unknown, as Sri Aurobindo would emphasize. We 367

1.18_-_FAITH, #The Perennial Philosophy, #Aldous Huxley, #Philosophy
  Karma is the causal sequence in time, from which we are delivered solely by dying to the temporal self and becoming united with the eternal, which is beyond time and cause. For as to the notion of a First Cause, or a Causa Sui" (to quote the words of an eminent theologian and philosopher, Dr. F. R. Tennant), we have, on the one hand, to bear in mind that we refute ourselves in trying to establish it by extension of the application of the causal category, for causality when universalized contains a contradiction; and, on the other, to remember that the ultimate Ground simply is. Only when the individual also simply is, by reason of his union through love knowledge with the Ground, can there be any question of complete and eternal liberation.

1.200-1.224_Talks, #Talks, #Sri Ramana Maharshi, #Hinduism
  D.: How to begin? Your Grace is needed for it.
  M.: Grace is always there. Dispassion cannot be acquired, nor realization of the Truth, nor inherence in the Self, in the absence of Gurus Grace, the Master quoted.
  Practice is necessary. It is like training a roguish bull confined to his stall by tempting him with luscious grass and preventing him from straying.
  D.: My mind cannot be made steady by any amount of effort. I have been trying it since 1918.
  The Master quoted from Upadesa Sara: Merging the mind into the Heart certainly comprises meritorious duty (karma), devotion
  (bhakti), yoga and supreme wisdom (jnana). That is the whole truth in a nutshell.
  D.: That does not satisfy my search for happiness. I am unable to keep my mind steady.
  The Master quoted again from the same
  class: Continuous search for what the mind is results in its disappearance. That is the straight path.
  D.: How to search for the mind then?
  M.: The mind is only a bundle of thoughts. The thoughts have their root in the I-thought. He quoted; Whoever investigates the origin of the I-thought, for him the ego perishes. This is the true investigation. The true I is then found shining by itself.
  D.: This I-thought rises from me. But I do not know the Self.

1.23_-_Improvising_a_Temple, #Magick Without Tears, #Aleister Crowley, #Philosophy
  Of course it is easy as pie to knock all this to pieces by "lunatic logic," saying: "Then toothache is really as pleasant as strawberry shortcake:" You are hereby referred to Eight Lectures on Yoga. None of the terms I am using have been, or can be defined. All my propositions amount to no more than tautology: A. is A. You may even quote The Book of the Law itself: "Now a curse upon Because and his kin! . . . . Enough of Because! Be he damned for a dog!" (AL II, 28-33). These things stink of Ignoratio Elenchi, or something painfully like it: as sort of slipping up a cog, of "confusing the planes" of willfully misunderstanding the gist of an argument. (All magicians, by the way, ought to be grounded solidly in Formal Logic.)

1.240_-_1.300_Talks, #Talks, #Sri Ramana Maharshi, #Hinduism
  Mr. Duncan Greenlees quoted a few verses from Srimad Bhagavatam to the following effect:
  "See the Self in yourself like the pure ether in all beings, in and out."
  While speaking of the animal companions in the hall Sri Bhagavan quoted a Tamil stanza by Avvai.

1.240_-_Talks_2, #unset, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Talk 254.
  Mr. Duncan Greenlees quoted a few verses from Srimad Bhagavatam to the following effect:
  See the Self in yourself like the pure ether in all beings, in and out.
  Talk 267.
  While speaking of the animal companions in the hall Sri Bhagavan quoted a Tamil stanza by Avvai.
  When the old lady was going along she heard on one occasion some one praising Kambar. She replied with a stanza which means:
  Talk 378.
  In a conversation with an Andhra visitor, Sri Bhagavan quoted:
  Asamsayam mahabaho mano durnigraham chalam
  Yet by constant effort, Partha, matched with detachment - curbed it is.
  To explain vairagya Sri Bhagavan again quoted:
  Sankalpaprabhavan kamams tyaktva sarvan aseshatah
  Talk 420.
  A certain lawyer from Cuddalore quoted as follows: Neither the sun shines there, nor the moon, nor the stars, nor lightning. How can fire shine there? All these luminaries shine in His Light only.
  With His Light, all these shine forth! He asked, what does with

1.24_-_Necromancy_and_Spiritism, #Magick Without Tears, #Aleister Crowley, #Philosophy
  No! Let us first congratulate ourselves that this subject of Necromancy is so admirably documented. As to the real Art, we have not only Eliphas Lvi, but the sublimely simple account in the Old Testament of the Witch of Endor, her conjuring up of the apparition of Samuel to King Saul. A third classic must not be neglected: I have heard or read the story elsewhere for the moment I cannot place it. But it is so brilliantly told in I Write as I Please by Walter Duranty that nothing could be happier than to quote him verbatim.

1.25_-_SPIRITUAL_EXERCISES, #The Perennial Philosophy, #Aldous Huxley, #Philosophy
  We come now to what may be called the spiritual exercises of daily life. The problem, here, is simple enoughhow to keep oneself reminded, during the hours of work and recreation, that there is a good deal more to the universe than that which meets the eye of one absorbed in business or pleasure? There is no single solution to this problem. Some kinds of work and recreation are so simple and unexactive that they permit of continuous repetition of sacred name or phrase, unbroken thought about divine Reality, or, what is still better, uninterrupted mental silence and alert passivity. Such occupations as were the daily task of Brother Lawrence (whose practice of the presence of God has enjoyed a kind of celebrity in circles otherwise completely uninterested in mental prayer or spiritual exercises) were almost all of this simple and unexacting kind. But there are other tasks too complex to admit of this constant recollectedness. Thus, to quote Eckhart, a celebrant of the mass who is over-intent on recollection is liable to make mistakes. The best way is to try to concentrate the mind before and afterwards, but, when saying it, to do so quite straightforwardly. This advice applies to any occupation demanding undivided attention. But undivided attention is seldom demanded and is with difficulty sustained for long periods at a stretch. There are always intervals of relaxation. Everyone is free to choose whether these intervals shall be filled with day-dreaming or with something better.

1.300_-_1.400_Talks, #Talks, #Sri Ramana Maharshi, #Hinduism
  In a conversation with an Andhra visitor, Sri Bhagavan quoted:
  Asamsayam mahabaho mano durnigraham chalam
  To explain vairagya Sri Bhagavan again quoted:
  Sankalpaprabhavan kamams tyaktva sarvan aseshatah

1.3.05_-_Silence, #Letters On Yoga II, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  I have read again the message of the Yogi quoted in X's letter but apart from the context nothing much or very definite can be made out of it. There are two statements which are clear enough -
  "In Silence is wisdom" - it is in the inner silence of the mind that true knowledge can come; for the ordinary activity of the mind only creates surface ideas and representations which are not true knowledge. Speech is usually only the expression of the superficial nature - therefore to throw oneself out too much in such speech wastes the energy and prevents the inward listening which brings the word of true knowledge.

1.31_-_Is_Thelema_a_.New_Religion.?, #Magick Without Tears, #Aleister Crowley, #Philosophy
  Religion, he says, Latin: religio, piety. Collection or paying attention to: religens as opposed to negligens, neglecting; the attitude of Gallio. But it also implies a binding together i.e. of ideas; in fact, a "body of doctrine." Not a bad expression. A religion then, is a more or less coherent and consistent set of beliefs, with precepts and prohibitions therefrom deducible. But then there is the sense in which Frazer (and I) often use the word: as in opposition to "Science" or "Magic." Here the point is that religious people attribute phenomena to the will of some postulated Being or Beings, placable and moveable by virtue of sacrifice, devotion, or appeal. Against such, the scientific or magical mind believes in the Laws of Nature, asserts "If A, then B" if you do so-and-so, the result will be so-and-so, aloof from arbitrary interference. Joshua, it is alleged, made the sun stand still by supplication, and Hezekiah in the same way cause it to "go back upon the dial of Ahaz;" Willett did it by putting the clock back, and getting an Act of Parliament to confirm his lunacy. Petruchio, too "It shall be what o'clock I say it is!" The two last came close to the magical method; at least, to that branch of it which consists of "fooling all the people all the time." But such an operation, if true Magick were employed, would be beyond the power of any magician of my acquaintance; for it would mess up the solar system completely. (You remember how this happened, and what came of it, in a rather clever short story by H.G. Wells.) For true Magick means "to employ one set of natural forces at a mechanical advantage as against another set" I quote, as closely as memory serves, Thomas Henry Huxley, when he explains that when he lifts his water-jug or his elbow he does not "defy the Law of Gravitation." On the contrary, he uses that Law; its equations form part of the system by which he lifts the jug without spilling the water.

1.33_-_The_Golden_Mean, #Magick Without Tears, #Aleister Crowley, #Philosophy
  Let us go back for a moment to the passage above quoted. The text goes on to give the reason for the facts. "Because of me in Thee which thou knewest not. for why? Because thou wast the knower, and me." (AL II, 12-13) The unexpected use or disuse of capitals, the queer syntax, the unintelligibility of the whole passage: these certainly indicate some profound Qabalistic import in these texts.

1.38_-_Woman_-_Her_Magical_Formula, #Magick Without Tears, #Aleister Crowley, #Philosophy
  The ultimate of Woman is Nuit; that of Man, Hadit. The Book of the Law speaks very fully and clearly in both cases. I quote the principal passages.
  Lest it should all prove too difficult, I have not quoted several passages which are completely beyond my comprehension; even in those here set down, there is quite a little that I should not care to boast that I had altogether clear in my own mind.

1.39_-_Prophecy, #Magick Without Tears, #Aleister Crowley, #Philosophy
  So naturally you need a Book of the Rules, and a list of the classes of offensive people, whether prostitutes, policemen, or verminous persons. (I quote from the Regulations for secular Pubs!) who think the easiest of all possible refuges from their Fear (see other letters!) is reliance upon the mouldy mumblings of moth-eater mountebanks.

1.400_-_1.450_Talks, #Talks, #Sri Ramana Maharshi, #Hinduism
  A certain lawyer from Cuddalore quoted as follows: "Neither the sun shines there, nor the moon, nor the stars, nor lightning. How can fire shine there? All these luminaries shine in His Light only.

1.4.03_-_The_Guru, #Letters On Yoga II, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  What X quotes about the limitation of the power of the Guru to that of a teacher who shows the way but cannot help or guide is the conception of certain paths of Yoga such as the pure
  Adwaitin and the Buddhist which say that you must rely upon yourself and no one can help you; but even the pure Adwaitin does in fact rely upon the Guru and the chief mantra of Buddhism insists on to Buddha. For other paths of sadhana, especially those which like the Gita accept the reality of the individual soul as an "eternal portion" of the Divine or which believe that Bhagavan and the bhakta are both real, the help of the Guru has always been relied upon as an indispensable aid.

1.439, #Talks, #Sri Ramana Maharshi, #Hinduism
  This cutting was read out to Sri Bhagavan. He listened and remained silent. He was requested to say if contact with saints could be a danger.
  Sri Bhagavan then quoted a Tamil stanza which says that contact with
  Guru should be kept up till videhamukti (being disembodied).
  Again he asked where is the Satpurusha? He is within. Then he quoted another stanza meaning:
  O Master, Who has been within me in all my past incarnations and Who manifested as a human being, only to speak the language understood by me and lead me.
  Dhyana, bhakti, japa, etc., are aids to keep out the multiplicity of thoughts. A single thought prevails which too eventually dissolves in the Self.
  The questioner quoted that the mind starved of ideas amounted to realisation and asked what the experience is in that state. He himself read out a passage from Mr. Brunton that it was indescribable.
  The answer was there. He again ventured out that it must be like looking through an unsilvered mirror, as contrasted with the present experience corresponding to looking on a silvered mirror.
  It is thus plain that the purpose of the intellect is to realise its own dependence upon the Higher Power and its inability to reach the same. So it must annihilate itself before the goal is gained.
  D.: A sloka is quoted which means: I do not desire kingdoms, etc.
  Only let me serve Thee for ever and there lies my highest pleasure.
  Talk 570.
  A visitor: Nirguna upasana is said to be difficult and risky. He quoted the verse from Sri Bhagavad Gita, avyaktahi etc. (the manifest, etc.)
  M.: What is manifest is considered to be unmanifest and doubt is created. Can anything be more immediate and intimate than the
  1. I had previously heard of this bhramarakita nyaya. After I came to
  Tiruvannamalai, when I was staying in Gurumoortham, I noticed a red wasp construct a hive in which it placed five or six grubs and then flew away. My curiosity was roused and I wanted to test the truth of the oftquoted nyaya. I waited some days, maybe ten days. I then tapped the hive. It broke and there I found that all the five or six grubs had united together and taken the shape of a wasp, but it was white.
  2. Later when I was in Virupaksha Cave, I saw a red wasp construct five or six hives in each of which it placed five or six grubs and flew away. After about ten days, a black beetle, smaller than the wasp, buzzed round the hives and closed each of then, with a little black mud and flew away. I was wondering at the intrusion of the beetle on the hive of the wasp. I waited a few days and then gently opened one of the hives. Five or six black bodies came out and each of them was a black beetle. I thought it strange.

1.450_-_1.500_Talks, #Talks, #Sri Ramana Maharshi, #Hinduism
  Sri Bhagavan then quoted a Tamil stanza which says that contact with
  Guru should be kept up till videhamukti (being disembodied).
  Again he asked where is the Satpurusha? He is within. Then he quoted another stanza meaning:
  "O Master, Who has been within me in all my past incarnations and Who manifested as a human being, only to speak the language understood by me and lead me."
  The questioner quoted that the mind starved of ideas amounted to realisation and asked what the experience is in that state. He himself read out a passage from Mr. Brunton that it was indescribable.

1.46_-_Selfishness, #Magick Without Tears, #Aleister Crowley, #Philosophy
  Let us look into the matter. (First consult AL II, 24, 25, 48, 49, 58, 59 and III, 18, 58, 59. It might be confusing to quote these texts in full; but they throw much further light on the subject.) The word "compassion" is its accepted sense which is bad etymology implies that you are a fine fellow, and the other so much dirt; that is, you insult him by pity for his misfortunes. But "Every man and every woman is a star."; so don't you do it! You should treat everybody as a King of the same order as yourself. Of course, nine people out of ten won't stand for it, not for a minute; the mere fact of your treating them decently frightens them; their sense of inferiority is exacerbated and intensified; they insist on grovelling. That places them. They force you to treat them as the mongrel curs they are; and so everybody is happy!

1.51_-_How_to_Recognise_Masters,_Angels,_etc.,_and_how_they_Work, #Magick Without Tears, #Aleister Crowley, #Philosophy
  Yes; this involves a theory of the powers of the Secret Chiefs so romantic and unreasonable that it seems hardly worth a smile of contempt. As it happens, an almost parallel phenomenon came to pass ten years later. I propose to quote it here in order to show that the most ordinary events, apparently disconnected, are in fact only intelligible by postulating some such people as the Secret Chiefs of the AA in possession of some such prevision and power as I ascribe to them. When I returned to England at Christmas, 1919, all my plans had gone to pieces owing to the dishonesty and treachery of a gang which was bullying into insanity my publisher in Detroit. I was pledged in honour to look after a certain person; but I was practically penniless. I could not see any possible way of carrying on my work. (It will be related in due course how this condition of things came about, and why it was necessary for me to undergo it.)

1.550_-_1.600_Talks, #Talks, #Sri Ramana Maharshi, #Hinduism
  A visitor: Nirguna upasana is said to be difficult and risky. He quoted the verse from Sri Bhagavad Gita, avyaktahi etc. (the manifest, etc.)
  M.: What is manifest is considered to be unmanifest and doubt is created. Can anything be more immediate and intimate than the
  1. "I had previously heard of this bhramarakita nyaya. After I came to
  Tiruvannamalai, when I was staying in Gurumoortham, I noticed a red wasp construct a hive in which it placed five or six grubs and then flew away. My curiosity was roused and I wanted to test the truth of the oftquoted nyaya. I waited some days, maybe ten days. I then tapped the hive. It broke and there I found that all the five or six grubs had united together and taken the shape of a wasp, but it was white.

1.56_-_Marriage_-_Property_-_War_-_Politics, #Magick Without Tears, #Aleister Crowley, #Philosophy
  There are any number of other passages, equally warlike; but see II, 24. It is a warning against internecine conflict between the masters; see also III 58,59. Hitler might well quote these two reminders that the real danger is the revolt of the slave classes. They cannot rule or build; no sooner do they find themselves in a crisis than mephitic rubbish about democracy is swept into the dustbin by a Napoleon or a Stalin.

1.63_-_Fear,_a_Bad_Astral_Vision, #Magick Without Tears, #Aleister Crowley, #Philosophy
  Then there is quite another kind, which is quite clearly penny-plain frustration. Something one wants to do, perhaps a trifle, and one can't. Then one looks for the obstacle, and then the enemy behind that again; maybe one gets into one of those "ladder-meditations" (as described in Liber Aleph,[121] quoted in The Book of Thoth, when discussing "The Fool" and Hashish, only the wrong way up!) which end by the conception of the Universe itself as the very climax, asymptote, quintessence of frustration the perfect symbol of all uselessness. This is, of course, the absolute contradictory of Thelema; but it is the sorites on which both Hindu and Buddhist conclusions are based.
  Perhaps you thought that I should take circles and pentagrams etc. for granted: but you give no hint of the object of your journey. (No don't quote AL I, 44 at me: it doesn't mean that. I don't expect you to answer the clerk at the booking-office "Where to, madam?" with "I don't mind in the least." Though, even in that case it is magically true, or should be. As in the case of the young lady who got carried on to Crewe. The unplanned adventure may have proved much more amusing.) How am I to tell whether you were seeing correctly? Suppose your chosen hexagram had been VI Sung "Contention" or XXIX "Nourishing"? Where would be the "vision"? You are to set out to explore a country unknown to you: How can I be sure that you have actually been there? How can you be sure yourself? You can't. You can, if you go to a place you have never heard of, and then discover later on, that it actually exists. You have got to display the congruity of your vision with the account of the country given in the Text. If you take Khien I, which is all Lingams and Dragons, and you describe it as a landscape in the Broads, I can only conclude that you did not get anywhere near it.

1.70_-_Morality_1, #Magick Without Tears, #Aleister Crowley, #Philosophy
  3. So much of The Book of the Law deals directly or indirectly with morals that to quote relevant passages would be merely bewildering. Not that this state of mind fails to result from the first, second, third and ninety-third perusals!

1.71_-_Morality_2, #Magick Without Tears, #Aleister Crowley, #Philosophy
  You say that you must tread the Path alone: quite true, if only because anything that exists for you is necessarily part of yourself. Yet you have to "go to others", and you become a veritable busybody. You quote odd opinions at random without the means of estimating their value.

1.72_-_Education, #Magick Without Tears, #Aleister Crowley, #Philosophy
  They are quoted as an extreme example of all that is horrible and evil by Mr. George E. Chust of the Daily Telegraph from Mein Kampf!

1.74_-_Obstacles_on_the_Path, #Magick Without Tears, #Aleister Crowley, #Philosophy
  This is, of course, absurd in itself, because if they had crossed the Abyss, they would understand why it is impossible. It would be like "destroying Electricity," or "debunking" the Venus of Milo. The maximum of success possible in such an operation would be to become a "Black-Brother;" but what happens in practice, so far as my own experience goes, is complete dispersion of the mental faculties amounting to suicide; I could quote no less than four cases in which actual physical self-murder was the direct result.

1.75_-_The_AA_and_the_Planet, #Magick Without Tears, #Aleister Crowley, #Philosophy
    Am I to understand that the AA has two main lines of Work. (1) The initiation of Individuals, (2) Action on the world in general say "Weltpolitik"? Because your letters on the # History of Magick do imply (2); and yet the AA discourages any form of group working. Is it that the Masters (8 = 3 Magistri Templi) having been admitted to the Third Order the AA proper; below this are R.R. et A.C. and GD are no longer liable to the dangers which make group activity in lower grades undesirable. Or do they still work as Individuals, yet, because they are initiates, appear to act as a corporate body? You have often expressed yourself as if this were so. 'Of course, They had to pick on me to do the dirty work' is a typical growl of the old Big Lion! But again there is that Magical Memory of yours when you came down from that Hermitage in the little wood overhanging the nullah below the Great Peak 'somewhere in Asia' and sat in some sort of Consistory in the valley where the great Lamaserai or whatever it was towers over the track, (I quote some of your phrases from memory.) Which is it?"

1.79_-_Progress, #Magick Without Tears, #Aleister Crowley, #Philosophy
  In all literature I know no pages so terrifying as those in Louis Marlow's Mr. Amberthwaite, which describe his dream. I wish I could quote it, with Sinai as the orchestra; never mind, read it again. And we are on the way far on the way to That!

1.83_-_Epistola_Ultima, #Magick Without Tears, #Aleister Crowley, #Philosophy

2.01_-_The_Road_of_Trials, #The Hero with a Thousand Faces, #Joseph Campbell, #Mythology
  original-handskrifter meddelade af G. E. Klemming" (Stockholm 1859),
  quoted in Ignaz Jezower, Das Buck der Trume (Berlin: Ernst Rowohlt Verlag,
  1928), p. 97.

2.02_-_Habit_2_Begin_with_the_End_in_Mind, #The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, #Stephen Covey, #unset
  5. Start a collection of notes, quotes, and ideas you may want to use as resource material in writing your .personal mission statement.

2.03_-_The_Naturalness_of_Bhakti-Yoga_and_its_Central_Secret, #Bhakti-Yoga, #Swami Vivekananda, #Hinduism
  Those who with constant attention always worship You, and those who worship the Undifferentiated, the Absoluteof these who are the greater Yogis?Arjuna asked of Shri Krishna. The answer was: Those who concentrating their minds on Me worship Me with eternal constancy, and are endowed with the highest faiththey are My best worshippers, they are the greatest Yogis. Those that worship the Absolute, the Indescribable, the Undifferentiated, the Omnipresent, the Unthinkable, the All-comprehending, the Immovable, and the Eternal, by controlling the play of their organs and having the conviction of sameness in regard to all things, they also, being engaged in doing good to all beings, come to Me alone. But to those whose minds have been devoted to the unmanifested Absolute, the difficulty of the struggle along the way is much greater, for it is indeed with great difficulty that the path of the unmanifested Absolute is trodden by any embodied being. Those who, having offered up all their work unto Me, with entire reliance on Me, meditate on Me and worship Me without any attachment to anything else them, I soon lift up from the ocean of ever-recurring births and deaths, as their mind is wholly attached to Me. JnanaYoga and Bhakti-Yoga are both referred to here. Both may be said to have been defined in the above passage. JnanaYoga is grand; it is high philosophy; and almost every human being thinks, curiously enough, that he can surely do every thing required of him by philosophy; but it is really very difficult to live truly the life of philosophy. We are often apt to run into great dangers in trying to guide our life by philosophy. This world may be said to be divided between persons of demoniacal nature who think the care-taking of the body to be the be-all and the end-all of existence, and persons of godly nature who realise that the body is simply a means to an end, an instrument intended for the culture of the soul. The devil can and indeed does quote the scriptures for his own purpose ; and thus the way of knowle.dge appears to offer justification to. what the bad man does. as much as it offers inducements to what the good man does.

2.05_-_Habit_3_Put_First_Things_First, #The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, #Stephen Covey, #unset
  The late J. C. Penney was quoted as saying that the wisest decision he ever made was to "let go" after realizing that he couldn't do it all by himself any longer. That decision, made long ago, enabled the development and growth of hundreds of stores and thousands of people.

2.07_-_The_Cup, #Liber ABA, #Aleister Crowley, #Philosophy
  86:This Divine Love, on the contrary, is attached to no symbol.
  87:It abhors limitation, either in its intensity or its scope. And this is the dew of the stars of which it is spoken in the Holy Books, for NUIT the Lady of the Stars is called "the Continuous One of Heaven," and it is that Dew which bathes the body of the Adept "in a sweet-smelling perfume of sweat." footnote: See Liber Legis. Equinox VII. {{SIC to the quote, correctly: ".. bathing his whole body in a sweetsmelling perfume of sweat: O Nuit, continuous one of Heaven, let ...
  88:In this cup, therefore, though all things are placed, by virtue of this dew all lose their identity. And therefore this Cup is in the hand of BABALON, the Lady of the City of the Pyramids, wherein no one can be distinguished from any other, wherein no one may sit until he has lost his name.

2.11_-_The_Crown, #Liber ABA, #Aleister Crowley, #Philosophy
  5:The Serpent which is coiled about the Crown means many things, or, rather, one thing in many ways. It is the symbol of royalty and of initiation, for the Magician is anointed King and Priest.
  6:It also represents Hadit, of which one can here only quote thiese words: "I am the secret Serpent coiled about to spring: in my coiling there is joy. If I lift up my head, I and my Nuit are one. If I droop down mine head, and shoot forth venom, then is rapture of the earth, and I and the earth are one."
  7:The serpent is also the Kundalini serpent, the Magical force itself; the manifesting side of the Godhead of the Magician, whose unmanifested side is peace and silence, of which there is no symbol.

2.11_-_The_Shattering_And_Fall_of_The_Primordial_Kings, #General Principles of Kabbalah, #Rabbi Moses Luzzatto, #unset
  was different and this is indicated in the acrostic of the
  verse following the one previously quoted: Kuf, Kesh,
  Ayin, Sin, Tet, Nun, which reads kra Satan.** The

2.13_-_THE_MASTER_AND_M., #The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, #Sri Ramakrishna, #Hinduism
  Narendra quoted a song:

2.14_-_INSTRUCTION_TO_VAISHNAVS_AND_BRHMOS, #The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, #Sri Ramakrishna, #Hinduism
  The Master asked Mani Mallick to quote the words of Tulsidas to the effect that one who had developed love of God could not observe caste distinctions.

2.16_-_WITH_THE_DEVOTEES_AT_DAKSHINESWAR, #The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, #Sri Ramakrishna, #Hinduism
  Mr. Mukherji quoted the line from the Git.

2.20_-_2.29_-_RULES_FOR_HOUSEHOLDERS_AND_MONKS, #The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, #Sri Ramakrishna, #Hinduism
  The Master joked about the delay in serving their meal. One of the scholars quoted a Sanskrit verse about the anxiety created in people's minds by the pangs of hunger.
  As he was going through the courtyard, he quoted to the pundit from a song: Lighting the lamp of Knowledge in the chamber of your heart, Behold the face of the Mother, Brahman's Embodiment.
  The pundit quoted the verse from the Git.
  A devotee quoted the text from the Git.
  The pundits glibly quote the scriptures; but what will that accomplish? A man does not become intoxicated even by rubbing siddhi on his body; he must swallow it. What is the use of merely repeating, 'There is butter in the milk'?
  "I had heard from Ramlal that the autumn chill was good for one's health. Ramlal had quoted a verse to support it. One day, as I was returning from Calcutta in a carriage, I stuck my head out of the window so that I might get all the chill. Then I fell ill." (all laugh)

2.28_-_The_Divine_Life, #The Life Divine, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  O seeing Flame, thou carriest man of the crooked ways into the abiding truth and the knowledge. Rig Veda.1
  Let all accept thy will when thou art born a living god from the dry tree, that they may attain to divinity and reach by the speed of thy movements to possession of the Truth and the Immortality. Rig Veda.5

2.3.01_-_Concentration_and_Meditation, #Letters On Yoga II, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  I have not the original chapter before me just now; but from the sentences quoted1 it seems to be the essential mental Idea. As for instance in the method of Vedantic knowledge one concentrates on the idea of Brahman omnipresent - one looks at a tree or other surrounding objects with the idea that Brahman is there and the tree or object is only a form. After a time if the concentration is of the right kind, one begins to become aware of a presence, an existence, the physical tree form becomes a shell and that presence or existence is felt to be the only reality. The idea then drops, it is a direct vision of the thing that takes its place - there is no longer any necessity of concentrating on the idea, one sees with a deeper consciousness, sa pasyati. It should be noted that this concentration on the idea is not mere thinking, mananam - it is an inner dwelling on the essence of the Idea.

2.30_-_2.39_-_THE_MASTER_IN_VARIOUS_MOODS, #The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, #Sri Ramakrishna, #Hinduism
  Ishan quoted:
  You will get rid of your bestial desires and acquire godly qualities. You will be totally unattached to the world. Though you may still have to live in the world, you will live as a jivamnukta. The disciples of Sri Chaitanya lived as householders in a spirit of detachment. "You may quote thousands of arguments from Vednta philosophy to a true lover of God, and try to explain the world as a dream, but you cannot shake his devotion to God. In spite of all your efforts he will come back to his devotion.
  Prafulla finished her studies and then practised spiritual austerity for many days. Then one day Bhavani visited her; he wanted to instruct her about selfless work. He quoted to her from the Git: "Therefore do thou always perform obligatory actions without attachment; by performing action without attachment one attains to the highest."
  Bhavani next spoke to her about surrendering the fruit of action to Sri Krishna. Again he quoted from the Git : "Whatever thou doest, whatever thou eatest, whatever thou givest away, whatever austerity thou practisest, O son of Kunti, do that as an offering unto Me."
  Take it, first of all, to the eggplant seller.' The servant took the diamond to the eggplant seller. He examined it, turning it over in the palm of his hand, and said, 'Brother, I can give nine seers of eggplants for it.' 'Friend,' said the servant, 'a little more-say, ten seers.' The eggplant seller replied: 'No, I have already quoted above the market price.
  The cloth-dealer said: 'Friend, don't press me for more. I have offered more than the market price. I cannot give a rupee more. Suit yourself.' Laughing the servant returned to his master and said: 'He won't give a rupee more than nine hundred. He too said he had quoted above the market price.' The master said with a laugh: 'Now take it to a jeweller. Let us see what he has to say.' The servant went to a jeweller. The jeweller glanced at the diamond and said at once, 'I will give you one hundred thousand rupees for it.'

2.3.08_-_The_Mother's_Help_in_Difficulties, #The Mother With Letters On The Mother, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  I quote several types of prayers which I offer and shall be grateful to know which of them are outer or inner, right or wrong, helpful or hindrance, or what amendment to them can make them pure:
  1. In the night-time when I sit to read and an untimely attack of sleep comes, I pray to the Mother to be freed from the attack.

2.40_-_2.49_-_THE_MASTER_AT_THE_HOUSES_OF_BALARM_AND_GIRISH, #The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, #Sri Ramakrishna, #Hinduism
  The Master quoted from a song:
  M: "We must quote someone as our authority; so it is Munger." (The doctor smiles.) Dr. Sarkar got into his carriage accompanied by M. The carriage proceeded toward Syampukur. It was midday. They gossiped together. The conversation turned to Dr.

3.00_-_Introduction, #Liber ABA, #Aleister Crowley, #Philosophy
  a living man, have conquered the Universe); I have been informed that this is a
  quote from a version of the Faust story, but have not so far manged to track it down.]
  3. [Grk., a kind of emphatic double negative.]

3.02_-_The_Formulae_of_the_Elemental_Weapons, #Liber ABA, #Aleister Crowley, #Philosophy
  of the hierarchy with the observed facts of Magick. In the simple
  matter of astral vision, for example, one striking case may be quoted.

3.04_-_On_Thought_-_III, #Words Of Long Ago, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  On this matter, I shall quote to you a passage from the
  Dhammapada which will give you an idea of the enormous importance attributed to thought by the wisdom of the past.

3.09_-_Of_Silence_and_Secrecy, #Liber ABA, #Aleister Crowley, #Philosophy
  one which is at first sight of an obviously fatal character. It is
  convenient to quote verbatim from the Diary3 of a very
  distinguished Magician and philosopher.4
  print edition, possibly due to a printers error (in that edition the quotation was
  indicated by quote marks and not indentation, and the paragraph Magick takes
  every thought all that exists ended a page, and was printed without closing

3.12_-_Of_the_Bloody_Sacrifice, #Liber ABA, #Aleister Crowley, #Philosophy
  extreme care, yet within my memory, the final sentence of p. 95 (original
  pagination) has been quoted twice, out of context, by prosecutors in British murder
  trials of the past decade. T.S.]

3.18_-_Of_Clairvoyance_and_the_Body_of_Light, #Liber ABA, #Aleister Crowley, #Philosophy
  such superb conciseness in Liber O, that one cannot do better
  than quote verbatim (the previous experiment referred to in the
  first sentence is the ordinary astral journey).
  [This passage is also quoted in the New Comment on AL I. 3, where it is dated
  May 14th, 1919 e.v., and in The Book of Thoth (omitting It is no objection to end);

3-5_Full_Circle, #unset, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  This discussion of meta-language would be incomplete without some extensive excerpts from a letter I recently received from Mr. Haskell. In the letter he was calling to my attention an unusually perceptive article, "Bilingualism and Information Processing," by Paul A. Kolers, in the March, 1968 issue of Scientific American (pp. 78-93) and was stating his interpretation of it. I am pleased to be able to quote the following excerpts from that letter.
  Each discipline has, and must have, a certain vocabulary of its own: thousands of words that refer to its data on the lowest level of abstraction. These represent the "concrete manipulable objects" mentioned on page 82 of Mr. Koler's article. (For psychology and the humanities they include emotions, feelings, values.) The point however is, first, that each discipline now has, but in most cases does not need to have, a set of words which represents the grouping, the classification of its low-level words. These are the "abstract words" in the reference above, comprising part of each discipline's vocabulary. These many diverse abstract vocabularies cause the disorganized complexity of modern education and thought, producing much of the confusion in the students' minds. They require a vast amount of memorization, conceal meaning, and prevent understanding.
  1. General Systems Yearbook, Vol. 5 (1960), Society for General Systems Research (quoted in Anthony J. N. Judge, The Improvement of Communication Within the World-System, Union of International Associations, mimeographed, September, 1969, Appendix Figure 2, page 5).
  2. Loc. Cit.
  3. "The Crisis in Man's Destiny" in Donald E. Hartsock, ed., Contemporary Religious Issues, pp. 178-179.
  4. Harvard Business Review, March-April 1967, page 10 (quoted in Anthony Judge, "Organizational Apartheid--Who Needs Whom in the Second United Nations Development Decade (1970-1980)?," Union of International Associations, Brussels, 1 rue aux Laines, Brussels 1, Belgium, UIA Study Papers INF/1, page 16).
  5. This section is adapted largely from J. W. Clark, "Quantum Leaps in Education," CONNECTICUT INDUSTRY (Vol. 47, No. 5), May, 1969.
  FIGURE IV-8 Open admissions institution for the ostensible "transformation" of medium genetic potentials into top phenotypic actualities. A prediction model.
  This model assumes the same faculty, and the same 10% of exceptional, top-capability Internal Majority and 5% of top capability External Majority students as displayed in Figure IV-6. It maintains this grouping in contradiction to the empirical phenomenon with which it is compared: Ann Petrie quotes Alan Fielin, dean of the open admissions program as saying that "Our freshmen do not arrive as two, homogeneous packages-`regular freshmen' (Minority Students) and `open admissions freshmen'. . ." To these "regular freshmen" (Minority Students) it adds roughly 25% of Internal and 10% of External Majority students who "would not have been there had traditional standards been applied," decreasing the proportion of Minority students by the corresponding 35%. (This corresponds quite accurately with Petrie's report.) "At midterm, the dropout rate, less than 11 per cent for City University as a whole, was no worse than it had been in the two previous years. But because of the commitment to keep the open admission students at least three semesters regardless of grades, that's scarcely illuminating." Traditional standards, then, remained unapplied to these 35% of Majority students after, as well as before, open admissions, maintaining roughly these proportions throughout the academic year in question.62
  Our theoretical model--based as it is upon the massive data organized in Figures IV-1 through IV-4--predicts the following: In contrast to the Exceptional Majority freshmen, the great majority of the open admission students will rise somewhat above their home habitat in regard to vocabulary level (Figure IV-3). But they will not move to a higher social Stratum. Instead, they will presently revert to little above their previous level of reading, speaking, and writing skills, just as do most of those who, through special training, rise to a higher vocabulary level (Figure IV-3). However, having been left untrained for occupations they could have filled successfully if they had been given actual equal opportunity--that is, if they had been accurately tested and given a chance to fit themselves into the "locks" for which they have the inborn turning capability--they will find themselves in, and put their community in, a desperate position; one which will threaten to wreck the community and them together.
  The Marxists had formulated this problem in an incorrect and thus destructive way long ago. In the Depression I had set myself to reformulate the problem, and have been at it ever since. That's how we came to have the key to Madden's lock, ready at the right time; the time which makes its idea irresistible.
  Here is the problem as assembled in Clash of Culture.56,57 I quote a few typical passages in a coherent, cumulative way, and add to each passage Unified Science's answer.
  A power structure unsupported by a choate and accepted system of ideas and values is ultimately self=defeating.
  47. Intensified by Max Ways and his friends under the slogan "More Power to Everybody." (See Ways, Max, "More Power to Everybody," Fortune, May, 1970.)
  48. Subjective coactions, traditionally distinguished from objective coactions by semi-quotes, are here omitted. Their mapping would not only complicate this figure, but subsume personality concepts which, while touched upon in Chapter II's mapping of political biases, have not been sufficiently elaborated. That occurs elsewhere.
  49. Conant, James B. "The Role of Science In Our Unique Society," Science, Jan. 23, 1948, p. 78.
  55. Some people, who have not yet grasped the cumulative nature of the System-hierarchy, call it Post-Industrial, or Post-Technological culture. The term Post, however, implies that in it, industry or technology have ended. This is not, and cannot possibly be the case. Industry must exist, but be controlled, and thus modified, by the new Public Philosophy. Hence the term Higher Industrial Culture.
  56. Madden, Carl H., Clash of Culture--The Decade of the Seventies, (preliminary dratt) 1972. quoted by permission of the author.
  57. The following quotations are from a preliminary draft, kindly loaned me by William L. Wallace. The author, who has given his permission, is Senior Economist of the Chamber of Commerce of the United States.
  Substantial grants were generously donated to expedite publication, so that it could precede the 1972 International Conference on Unified Science: by William L. Wallace, Senior Vice-President of the Olin Corporation, and by Farley Jones, President of the Unification Church, U.S.A. We, the participants from three continents, thank you for this.
  And finally we acknowledge our debt to the authors whose works we have cited, quoted, or reproduced, and to their publishers listed in index and references-the intellectual, spiritual, moral, and technical giants who have put their shoulders to this work today and for past decades and centuries--our parents in the hierarchy of intellect.

3_-_Commentaries_and_Annotated_Translations, #Hymns to the Mystic Fire, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  law, order, season of the Ritam.
  hotAr\. Sy. "because he utters the Mantra" and he quotes
  ah\ hotA -tOEm; but he renders it sometimes aA4AtA, sometimes
  priest etc, which it does not naturally bear, - Sayana quotes
  Rigveda VI.1.9 so a`n Ij
  so, but though usually faithful to the ritualistic and external
  sense he distinguishes and quotes occasionally various ancient
  schools of interpretation, one of which is spiritual and philosophic and finds the sense of the Upanishads in the Veda. Even
  S. quotes Ai. Br. 2.10 aE`n, svA mnotA a`nO mnotA, s\gQC\t
  and says Eh shows that the verse is a reference to the Brahmana.

4.02_-_Divine_Consolations., #The Interior Castle or The Mansions, #Saint Teresa of Avila, #Christianity
  5.: This joy is not, like earthly happiness, at once felt by the heart; after gradually filling it to the brim, the delight overflows throughout all the mansions and faculties, until at last it reaches the body. Therefore, I say it arises from God and ends in ourselves, for whoever experiences it will find that the whole physical part of our nature shares in this delight and sweetness. While writing this I have been thinking that the verse 'Dilatasti cor meum,' 'Thou hast dilated my heart,'21' declares that the heart is dilated. This joy does not appear to me to originate in the heart, but in some more interior part and, as it were, in the depths of our being. I think this must be the centre of the soul, as I have since learnt and will explain later on. I discover secrets within us which often fill me with astonishment: how many more must there be unknown to me! O my Lord and my God! how stupendous is Thy grandeur! We are like so many foolish peasant lads: we think we know something of Thee, yet it must be comparatively nothing, for there are profound secrets even in ourselves of which we know naught. I say 'comparatively nothing' in proportion with all the secrets hidden within Thee, yet how great are Thy mysteries that we are acquainted with and can learn even by the study of such of Thy works as we see!22
  6.: To return to the verse I quoted, which may help to explain the dilation begun by the celestial waters in the depths of our being. They appear to dilate and enlarge us internally, and benefit us in an inexplicable manner, nor does even the soul itself understand what it receives. It is conscious of what may be described as a certain fragrance, as if within its inmost depths were a brazier sprinkled with sweet perfumes. Although the spirit neither sees the flame nor knows where it is, yet it is penetrated by the warmth, and scented fumes, which are even sometimes perceived by the body. Understand me, the soul does not feel any real heat or scent, but something far more subtle, which I use this metaphor to explain. Let those who have never experienced it believe that it really occurs to others: the soul is conscious of it and feels it more distinctly than can be expressed. It is not a thing we can fancy or gain by anything we can do; clearly it does not arise from the base coin of human nature, but from the most pure gold of Divine Wisdom. I believe that in this case the powers of the soul are not united to God, but are absorbed and astounded at the marvel before them. I may possibly be contradicting what I wrote elsewhere;23' nor would this be surprising, for it was done about fifteen years ago, and perhaps God has given me since then a clearer insight into the matter. I may be entirely mistaken on the subject, both then and now, but never do I wilfully say what is untrue. No; by the mercy of God, I would rather die a thousand times than tell a falsehood: I speak of the matter as I understand it. I believe that in this case the will must in some way be united with that of God. The after effects on the soul, and the subsequent behaviour of the person, show whether this prayer was genuine or no: this is the best crucible by which to test it.
  7.: Our Lord bestows a signal grace on the soul if it realizes how great is this favour, and another greater still if it does not turn back on the right road. You are longing, my daughters, to enter into this state of prayer at once, and you are right, for, as I said, the soul cannot understand the value of the graces there bestowed by God upon it, nor the love which draws Him ever closer to it: we should certainly desire to learn how to obtain this favour. I will tell you what I know about it, setting aside certain cases in which God bestows these graces for no other reason than His own choice, into which we have no right to enquire.

4.03_-_Prayer_of_Quiet, #The Interior Castle or The Mansions, #Saint Teresa of Avila, #Christianity
  2.: The King, Who holds His court within it, sees their good will, and out of His great mercy desires them to return to Him. Like a good Shepherd, He plays so sweetly on His pipe, that although scarcely hearing it they recognize His call and no longer wander, but return, like lost sheep, to the mansions. So strong is this Pastor's power over His flock, that they abandon the worldly cares which misled them and re-enter the castle.
  3.: I think I never put this matter so clearly before. To seek God within ourselves avails us far more than to look for Him amongst creatures; Saint Augustine tells us how he found the Almighty within his own soul, after having long sought for Him elsewhere.28' This recollection helps us greatly when God bestows it upon us. But do not fancy you can gain it by thinking of God dwelling within you, or by imagining Him as present in your soul: this is a good practice and an excellent kind of meditation, for it is founded on the fact that God resides within us;29' it is not, however, the prayer of recollection, for by the divine assistance less labour in entering within oneself than in rising above oneself and therefore it appears to me that when the soul is ready and fit for either, you ought to do the former, because the other will follow without any effort, and will be all the more pure and spiritual; however, follow what course your soul prefers as this will bring you more grace and benefit,' (Tr. ix, ch, viii). Some editors of the Interior Castle think that St. Teresa refers to the following passage taken from the Confessions of St. Augustine: 'Too late have I loved Thee, O Beauty, ever ancient yet ever new! too late have I loved Thee! And behold, Thou wert within me and I abroad, and there I searched for Thee, and, deformed as I was, I pursued the beauties that Thou hast made. Thou wert with me, but I was not with Thee. Those things kept me far from Thee, which, unless they were in Thee, could have had no being' (St. Augustine's Confessions, bk. x, ch. xxvii.). The Confessions of St. Augustine were first translated into Spanish by Sebastian Toscano, a Portuguese Augustinian. This edition, which was published at Salamanca in 1554, was the one used by St. Teresa. St. Teresa quotes a passage which occurs in a pious book entitled Soliloquia, and erroneously attributed to St. Augustine: 'I have gone about the streets and the broad ways of the city of this world seeking Thee, but have not found Thee for I was wrong in seeking without for what was within.' (ch. xxxi.) This treatise which is also quoted by St. John of the Cross, Spiritual Canticle, stanza i. 7, Ascent of Mount Carmel, bk. i. ch. v. 1, appeared in a Spanish translation at Valladolid in 1515, at Medina del Campo in 1553, and at Toledo in 1565. every one can practise it, but what I mean is quite a different thing. Sometimes, before they have begun to think of God, the powers of the soul find themselves within the castle. I know not by what means they entered, nor how they heard the Shepherd's pipe; the ears perceived no sound but the soul is keenly conscious of a delicious sense of recollection experienced by those who enjoy this favour, which I cannot describe more clearly.
  4.: I think I read somewhere30 that the soul is then like a tortoise or sea-urchin, which retreats into itself. Those who said this no doubt understood what they were talking about; but these creatures can withdraw into themselves at will, while here it is not in our power to retire into ourselves, unless God gives us the grace. In my opinion, His Majesty only bestows this favour on those who have renounced the world, in desire at least, if their state of life does not permit their doing so in fact. He thus specially calls them to devote themselves to spiritual things; if they allow Him power to at freely He will bestow still greater graces on those whom He thus begins calling to a higher life. Those who enjoy this recollection should thank God fervently: it is of the highest importance for them to realize the value of this favour, gratitude for which would prepare them to receive still more signal graces. Some books advise that as a preparation for hearing what our Lord may say to us we should keep our minds at rest, waiting to see what He will work in our souls.31' But unless His Majesty has begun to suspend our faculties, I cannot understand how we are to stop thinking, without doing ourselves more harm than good. This point has been much debated by those learned in spiritual matters; I confess my want of humility in having been unable to yield to their opinion.32, #Letters On Yoga III, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  is when both are united that it becomes integral. This is the
  greater consciousness I speak of in the sentence quoted by you,
  greater than either that which perceives the Brahmic silence and

Agenda_Vol_10, #The Mothers Agenda, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  matter little.'
  (There I quoted you again.) 'If only Christianity could admit, for instance, Christ's
  reincarnation, or a second, FUTURE Christ, it would be saved, its attitude would be open
  what is successful in the West, what all the students are devouring.84
  84The book is The Wretched of the Earth by Franz Fanon, whose central theme is "Violence alone pays" (quoted in The
  Indian Express of May 30). An extract: "The practice of violence binds men together as a whole, since each individual
  Satprem's book. She told me "If I don't understand something, what do I do?" I said, "If you can't
  understand, ask me." So yesterday, she quoted a bit of a sentence to me (you know how they do: they
  take a bit of a sentence and ask you, "Whatever does this mean?!"). I answered. It was a sentence in

Agenda_Vol_11, #The Mothers Agenda, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  Are there answers from Sri Aurobindo?
  I dont know, its not signed. Yet I see one thing from you.... Nothing is quoted or signed, so one
  doesnt know if its from Sri Aurobindo, from you or from someone else.
  Should we put it as it is for February?
  Yes. Either not put it, or put it as it is. To quote Sri Aurobindo, we must quote as it is. Then later on, we
  can make a mantra out of it.
  (at the end of the chapter, Satprem
  quotes Sri Aurobindos Hour of God)

Agenda_Vol_12, #The Mothers Agenda, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  Oh, read to me! Thats far more interesting.
  (Satprem reads the next part of Sociology of the Superman and, in particular, in the text he quotes
  this passage from Sri Aurobindo about propaganda:)
  As a matter of fact a minister64 has gone to various countries to tell them they intended to make war.
  62Satprem had read other letters of Sri Aurobindo about the Ashram, Mother had selected the last one, just quoted.
  63Ten or twenty thousand (?) copies had been printed; the article was translated into all the Indian languages and sent in

Agenda_Vol_2, #The Mothers Agenda, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  magic, and that certain members of the Ashram were DIRECTLY responsible for them, or in any case,
  had served as intermediaries - as a 'switchboard,' to quote him - in connection with an outside
  And they had both called me. Moreover, E. had written me a remarkable letter a few days before her
  operation, where she quoted the Gita as if it were quite natural for her, and told me, 'I know that the
  operation is ALREADY done, that the Lord has already done it, and so I am calm.'
  It's awful. And WHY?
  Sri Aurobindo says, in one of the letters quoted in On Himself, 'All the same, you would not expect
  us to spend all our time acting like the head of the family and reconciling all your stupid quarrels.....

Agenda_Vol_3, #The Mothers Agenda, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  believe there has ever been an example of such a (how can I put it?)... such a total success: a miracle. It
  152Mother is referring to a letter of Sri Aurobindo's which Satprem had quoted in his manuscript: "... in the calm mind, it is
  the substance of the mental being that is still, so still that nothing disturbs it. If thoughts or activities come, they do not rise

Agenda_Vol_4, #The Mothers Agenda, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  farther, the sense of sin - oh, that...! That seems to me to belong to another age, a Dark Age.
  But especially all the prohibitions. For instance, let me quote you a statement from X which I heard
  from a third person: "I will do a special puja to help money come. I will prepare a special yantram9 to
  which the figure 8 is written)
  Did you notice this figure?... There's a line in Savitri (I can't quote exactly): "Wherever Nature is, He
  (the Supreme) too is there, for, in truth, He and She are one." 55 I was asked to find an illustration for

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