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NOTES 2
so I seem to forget that it is worth resisting lower movements.
If I heed the demons suggestion, then at the time I have willingly decieved myself that such lower movements are free.
when my overwhelming weakness cries otherwise.
If I put the action before the Psychic at the time it would surely refuse.

NOTES 1
importance of resisting:builds willpower, see drug tolerance
importance of silence, for similar reasons

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  Karma


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TOPICS
SEE ALSO

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AUTH

BOOKS
Advanced_Dungeons_and_Dragons_2E
Big_Mind,_Big_Heart
DND_DM_Guide_5E
Evolution_II
Faust
Full_Circle
Heart_of_Matter
Integral_Life_Practice_(book)
Journey_to_the_Lord_of_Power_-_A_Sufi_Manual_on_Retreat
Letters_On_Yoga
Letters_On_Yoga_I
Letters_On_Yoga_III
Letters_On_Yoga_IV
Liber_157_-_The_Tao_Teh_King
Life_without_Death
Mantras_Of_The_Mother
Modern_Man_in_Search_of_a_Soul
My_Burning_Heart
On_Thoughts_And_Aphorisms
Process_and_Reality
Questions_And_Answers_1953
Questions_And_Answers_1954
Questions_And_Answers_1955
Questions_And_Answers_1957-1958
Savitri
The_Archetypes_and_the_Collective_Unconscious
The_Categories
The_Divine_Milieu
The_Heros_Journey
The_Imitation_of_Christ
The_Integral_Yoga
The_Odyssey
The_Republic
The_Seals_of_Wisdom
The_Tarot_of_Paul_Christian
The_Use_and_Abuse_of_History
The_Way_of_Perfection
The_Yoga_Sutras
Thought_Power
Toward_the_Future

IN CHAPTERS TITLE
1954-04-28_-_Aspiration_and_receptivity_-_Resistance_-_Purusha_and_Prakriti,_not_masculine_and_feminine
1956-06-27_-_Birth,_entry_of_soul_into_body_-_Formation_of_the_supramental_world_-_Aspiration_for_progress_-_Bad_thoughts_-_Cerebral_filter_-_Progress_and_resistance
1957-08-07_-_The_resistances,_politics_and_money_-_Aspiration_to_realise_the_supramental_life
4.1.4_-_Resistances,_Sufferings_and_Falls

IN CHAPTERS CLASSNAME

IN CHAPTERS TEXT
000_-_Humans_in_Universe
0.01f_-_FOREWARD
0.01_-_Introduction
0.02_-_Letters_to_a_Sadhak
0.03_-_Letters_to_My_little_smile
0.03_-_The_Threefold_Life
0.05_-_Letters_to_a_Child
0.06_-_Letters_to_a_Young_Sadhak
0.07_-_Letters_to_a_Sadhak
01.01_-_The_One_Thing_Needful
01.04_-_The_Poetry_in_the_Making
01.04_-_The_Secret_Knowledge
01.05_-_The_Yoga_of_the_King_-_The_Yoga_of_the_Spirits_Freedom_and_Greatness
0.10_-_Letters_to_a_Young_Captain
01.11_-_The_Basis_of_Unity
0.11_-_Letters_to_a_Sadhak
0.14_-_Letters_to_a_Sadhak
02.04_-_The_Kingdoms_of_the_Little_Life
02.06_-_The_Kingdoms_and_Godheads_of_the_Greater_Life
02.07_-_The_Descent_into_Night
02.10_-_The_Kingdoms_and_Godheads_of_the_Little_Mind
02.11_-_New_World-Conditions
03.01_-_The_Malady_of_the_Century
03.02_-_Yogic_Initiation_and_Aptitude
03.03_-_A_Stainless_Steel_Frame
03.03_-_The_House_of_the_Spirit_and_the_New_Creation
03.04_-_The_Vision_and_the_Boon
03.05_-_The_World_is_One
04.01_-_The_Birth_and_Childhood_of_the_Flame
04.02_-_Human_Progress
04.04_-_Evolution_of_the_Spiritual_Consciousness
04.05_-_The_Immortal_Nation
04.06_-_Evolution_of_the_Spiritual_Consciousness
04.06_-_To_Be_or_Not_to_Be
05.02_-_Gods_Labour
05.02_-_Of_the_Divine_and_its_Help
05.03_-_Of_Desire_and_Atonement
05.29_-_Vengeance_is_Mine
06.02_-_The_Way_of_Fate_and_the_Problem_of_Pain
06.03_-_Types_of_Meditation
06.28_-_The_Coming_of_Superman
06.36_-_The_Mother_on_Herself
07.02_-_The_Parable_of_the_Search_for_the_Soul
07.04_-_The_Triple_Soul-Forces
07.07_-_Freedom_and_Destiny
07.21_-_On_Occultism
07.24_-_Meditation_and_Meditation
07.29_-_How_to_Feel_that_we_Belong_to_the_Divine
08.18_-_The_Origin_of_Desire
08.20_-_Are_Not_The_Ascetic_Means_Helpful_At_Times?
08.34_-_To_Melt_into_the_Divine
09.05_-_The_Story_of_Love
10.01_-_A_Dream
10.01_-_Cycles_of_Creation
10.03_-_The_Debate_of_Love_and_Death
10.04_-_The_Dream_Twilight_of_the_Earthly_Real
1.00a_-_DIVISION_A_-_THE_INTERNAL_FIRES_OF_THE_SHEATHS.
1.00a_-_Introduction
1.00c_-_DIVISION_C_-_THE_ETHERIC_BODY_AND_PRANA
1.00d_-_Introduction
1.00e_-_DIVISION_E_-_MOTION_ON_THE_PHYSICAL_AND_ASTRAL_PLANES
1.00f_-_DIVISION_F_-_THE_LAW_OF_ECONOMY
1.00_-_Gospel
1.00_-_Main
1.00_-_PREFACE_-_DESCENSUS_AD_INFERNOS
1.00_-_The_way_of_what_is_to_come
1.012_-_Sublimation_-_A_Way_to_Reshuffle_Thought
1.013_-_Defence_Mechanisms_of_the_Mind
1.01_-_A_NOTE_ON_PROGRESS
1.01_-_Appearance_and_Reality
1.01_-_Archetypes_of_the_Collective_Unconscious
1.01_-_BOOK_THE_FIRST
1.01_-_Economy
1.01_-_On_knowledge_of_the_soul,_and_how_knowledge_of_the_soul_is_the_key_to_the_knowledge_of_God.
1.01_-_Principles_of_Practical_Psycho_therapy
1.01_-_SAMADHI_PADA
1.01_-_THAT_ARE_THOU
1.01_-_the_Call_to_Adventure
1.01_-_The_Four_Aids
1.01_-_The_Offering
1.01_-_The_Path_of_Later_On
1.01_-_What_is_Magick?
1.024_-_Affiliation_With_Larger_Wholes
10.24_-_Savitri
1.02.9_-_Conclusion_and_Summary
1.02_-_BOOK_THE_SECOND
1.02_-_Karmayoga
1.02_-_MAPS_OF_MEANING_-_THREE_LEVELS_OF_ANALYSIS
1.02_-_Meditating_on_Tara
1.02_-_Self-Consecration
1.02_-_SOCIAL_HEREDITY_AND_PROGRESS
1.02_-_The_Age_of_Individualism_and_Reason
1.02_-_The_Development_of_Sri_Aurobindos_Thought
1.02_-_The_Doctrine_of_the_Mystics
1.02_-_The_Pit
1.02_-_The_Shadow
10.34_-_Effort_and_Grace
1.035_-_The_Recitation_of_Mantra
1.03_-_APPRENTICESHIP_AND_ENCULTURATION_-_ADOPTION_OF_A_SHARED_MAP
1.03_-_Concerning_the_Archetypes,_with_Special_Reference_to_the_Anima_Concept
1.03_-_Fire_in_the_Earth
1.03_-_Meeting_the_Master_-_Meeting_with_others
1.03_-_PERSONALITY,_SANCTITY,_DIVINE_INCARNATION
1.03_-_Preparing_for_the_Miraculous
1.03_-_Reading
1.03_-_The_Armour_of_Grace
1.03_-_The_End_of_the_Intellect
1.03_-_THE_GRAND_OPTION
1.03_-_The_Human_Disciple
1.03_-_THE_ORPHAN,_THE_WIDOW,_AND_THE_MOON
1.03_-_THE_STUDY_(The_Exorcism)
1.03_-_The_Syzygy_-_Anima_and_Animus
1.03_-_The_Two_Negations_2_-_The_Refusal_of_the_Ascetic
1.03_-_The_Uncreated
1.04_-_BOOK_THE_FOURTH
1.04_-_Magic_and_Religion
1.04_-_SOME_REFLECTIONS_ON_PROGRESS
1.04_-_The_Aims_of_Psycho_therapy
1.04_-_THE_APPEARANCE_OF_ANOMALY_-_CHALLENGE_TO_THE_SHARED_MAP
1.04_-_The_Divine_Mother_-_This_Is_She
1.04_-_The_Future_of_Man
1.04_-_The_Gods_of_the_Veda
1.04_-_The_Sacrifice_the_Triune_Path_and_the_Lord_of_the_Sacrifice
1.04_-_The_Silent_Mind
1.04_-_What_Arjuna_Saw_-_the_Dark_Side_of_the_Force
1.05_-_2010_and_1956_-_Doomsday?
1.05_-_BOOK_THE_FIFTH
1.05_-_Dharana
1.05_-_Hymns_of_Bharadwaja
1.05_-_Problems_of_Modern_Psycho_therapy
1.05_-_Ritam
1.05_-_Solitude
1.05_-_The_Activation_of_Human_Energy
1.05_-_THE_HOSTILE_BROTHERS_-_ARCHETYPES_OF_RESPONSE_TO_THE_UNKNOWN
1.05_-_The_New_Consciousness
1.05_-_True_and_False_Subjectivism
1.05_-_War_And_Politics
1.06_-_A_Summary_of_my_Phenomenological_View_of_the_World
1.06_-_Being_Human_and_the_Copernican_Principle
1.06_-_LIFE_AND_THE_PLANETS
1.06_-_Magicians_as_Kings
1.06_-_MORTIFICATION,_NON-ATTACHMENT,_RIGHT_LIVELIHOOD
1.06_-_On_Induction
1.06_-_Psycho_therapy_and_a_Philosophy_of_Life
1.06_-_Quieting_the_Vital
1.06_-_The_Ascent_of_the_Sacrifice_2_The_Works_of_Love_-_The_Works_of_Life
1.06_-_The_Desire_to_be
1.06_-_THE_FOUR_GREAT_ERRORS
1.06_-_The_Four_Powers_of_the_Mother
1.06_-_The_Greatness_of_the_Individual
1.06_-_Wealth_and_Government
1.07_-_A_Song_of_Longing_for_Tara,_the_Infallible
1.07_-_BOOK_THE_SEVENTH
1.07_-_Medicine_and_Psycho_therapy
1.07_-_On_Dreams
1.07_-_Standards_of_Conduct_and_Spiritual_Freedom
1.07_-_The_Continuity_of_Consciousness
1.07_-_The_Fourth_Circle__The_Avaricious_and_the_Prodigal._Plutus._Fortune_and_her_Wheel._The_Fifth_Circle__The_Irascible_and_the_Sullen._Styx.
1.07_-_THE_GREAT_EVENT_FORESHADOWED_-_THE_PLANETIZATION_OF_MANKIND
1.07_-_The_Primary_Data_of_Being
1.07_-_The_Psychic_Center
1.07_-_TRUTH
1.08a_-_The_Ladder
1.08_-_BOOK_THE_EIGHTH
1.08_-_Civilisation_and_Barbarism
1.08_-_Independence_from_the_Physical
1.08_-_SOME_REFLECTIONS_ON_THE_SPIRITUAL_REPERCUSSIONS_OF_THE_ATOM_BOMB
1.08_-_Sri_Aurobindos_Descent_into_Death
1.08_-_The_Four_Austerities_and_the_Four_Liberations
1.08_-_The_Gods_of_the_Veda_-_The_Secret_of_the_Veda
1.08_-_The_Supreme_Will
1.08_-_THINGS_THE_GERMANS_LACK
1.09_-_Concentration_-_Its_Spiritual_Uses
1.09_-_FAITH_IN_PEACE
1.09_-_Fundamental_Questions_of_Psycho_therapy
1.09_-_Kundalini_Yoga
1.09_-_SKIRMISHES_IN_A_WAY_WITH_THE_AGE
1.09_-_Sleep_and_Death
1.09_-_The_Furies_and_Medusa._The_Angel._The_City_of_Dis._The_Sixth_Circle__Heresiarchs.
1.09_-_The_Greater_Self
1.10_-_BOOK_THE_TENTH
1.10_-_GRACE_AND_FREE_WILL
1.10_-_Harmony
1.10_-_THE_FORMATION_OF_THE_NOOSPHERE
1.10_-_Theodicy_-_Nature_Makes_No_Mistakes
1.10_-_The_Revolutionary_Yogi
1.10_-_The_Three_Modes_of_Nature
1.11_-_BOOK_THE_ELEVENTH
1.11_-_FAITH_IN_MAN
1.11_-_GOOD_AND_EVIL
1.11_-_The_Change_of_Power
1.11_-_The_Influence_of_the_Sexes_on_Vegetation
1.11_-_The_Reason_as_Governor_of_Life
1.11_-_The_Second_Genesis
1.11_-_The_Soul_or_the_Astral_Body
1.11_-_The_Three_Purushas
1.12_-_Brute_Neighbors
1.1.2_-_Commentary
1.12_-_God_Departs
1.12_-_Sleep_and_Dreams
1.12_-_SOME_REFLECTIONS_ON_THE_RIGHTS_OF_MAN
1.12_-_The_Left-Hand_Path_-_The_Black_Brothers
1.12_-_The_Sociology_of_Superman
1.12_-_The_Strength_of_Stillness
1.12_-_The_Superconscient
1.12_-_TIME_AND_ETERNITY
1.13_-_BOOK_THE_THIRTEENTH
1.13_-_The_Divine_Maya
1.13_-_THE_HUMAN_REBOUND_OF_EVOLUTION_AND_ITS_CONSEQUENCES
1.13_-_The_Pentacle,_Lamen_or_Seal
1.13_-_Under_the_Auspices_of_the_Gods
1.14_-_On_the_clamorous,_yet_wicked_master-the_stomach.
1.14_-_ON_THE_FRIEND
1.1.4_-_The_Physical_Mind_and_Sadhana
1.14_-_The_Secret
1.14_-_The_Victory_Over_Death
1.15_-_Index
1.15_-_On_incorruptible_purity_and_chastity_to_which_the_corruptible_attain_by_toil_and_sweat.
1.15_-_THE_DIRECTIONS_AND_CONDITIONS_OF_THE_FUTURE
1.15_-_The_Supramental_Consciousness
1.15_-_The_Transformed_Being
1.1.5_-_Thought_and_Knowledge
1.16_-_Advantages_and_Disadvantages_of_Evocational_Magic
1.16_-_THE_ESSENCE_OF_THE_DEMOCRATIC_IDEA
1.16_-_The_Suprarational_Ultimate_of_Life
1.17_-_Astral_Journey__Example,_How_to_do_it,_How_to_Verify_your_Experience
1.17_-_DOES_MANKIND_MOVE_BIOLOGICALLY_UPON_ITSELF?
1.17_-_Religion_as_the_Law_of_Life
1.17_-_SUFFERING
1.17_-_The_Burden_of_Royalty
1.17_-_The_Divine_Birth_and_Divine_Works
1.17_-_The_Transformation
1.18_-_THE_HEART_OF_THE_PROBLEM
1.19_-_Equality
1.19_-_ON_THE_PROBABLE_EXISTENCE_AHEAD_OF_US_OF_AN_ULTRA-HUMAN
1.2.01_-_The_Call_and_the_Capacity
1.2.04_-_Sincerity
1.2.05_-_Aspiration
12.05_-_The_World_Tragedy
1.2.07_-_Surrender
1.2.08_-_Faith
1.20_-_Death,_Desire_and_Incapacity
1.20_-_Equality_and_Knowledge
1.20_-_HOW_MAY_WE_CONCEIVE_AND_HOPE_THAT_HUMAN_UNANIMIZATION_WILL_BE_REALIZED_ON_EARTH?
1.20_-_On_bodily_vigil_and_how_to_use_it_to_attain_spiritual_vigil_and_how_to_practise_it.
1.20_-_Tabooed_Persons
1.20_-_The_Hound_of_Heaven
1.2.11_-_Patience_and_Perseverance
1.21_-_FROM_THE_PRE-HUMAN_TO_THE_ULTRA-HUMAN,_THE_PHASES_OF_A_LIVING_PLANET
1.21_-_IDOLATRY
1.2.1_-_Mental_Development_and_Sadhana
1.21_-_The_Ascent_of_Life
1.21_-_WALPURGIS-NIGHT
1.22_-_EMOTIONALISM
1.22_-_ON_THE_GIFT-GIVING_VIRTUE
1.22_-_THE_END_OF_THE_SPECIES
1.23_-_Conditions_for_the_Coming_of_a_Spiritual_Age
1.23_-_On_mad_price,_and,_in_the_same_Step,_on_unclean_and_blasphemous_thoughts.
1.240_-_1.300_Talks
1.240_-_Talks_2
1.24_-_RITUAL,_SYMBOL,_SACRAMENT
1.2.4_-_Speech_and_Yoga
1.24_-_The_Advent_and_Progress_of_the_Spiritual_Age
1.25_-_Fascinations,_Invisibility,_Levitation,_Transmutations,_Kinks_in_Time
1.25_-_The_Knot_of_Matter
1.26_-_On_discernment_of_thoughts,_passions_and_virtues
1.26_-_PERSEVERANCE_AND_REGULARITY
1.26_-_The_Ascending_Series_of_Substance
1.27_-_Guido_da_Montefeltro._His_deception_by_Pope_Boniface_VIII.
1.27_-_On_holy_solitude_of_body_and_soul.
1.27_-_The_Sevenfold_Chord_of_Being
1.3.5.02_-_Man_and_the_Supermind
1.3.5.03_-_The_Involved_and_Evolving_Godhead
1.4.01_-_The_Divine_Grace_and_Guidance
1.4.02_-_The_Divine_Force
14.06_-_Liberty,_Self-Control_and_Friendship
14.08_-_A_Parable_of_Sea-Gulls
1.439
1.47_-_Lityerses
15.09_-_One_Day_More
1.51_-_How_to_Recognise_Masters,_Angels,_etc.,_and_how_they_Work
1.52_-_Killing_the_Divine_Animal
1.67_-_The_External_Soul_in_Folk-Custom
17.02_-_Hymn_to_the_Sun
1.83_-_Epistola_Ultima
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1912_12_10p
1913_11_29p
1914_01_09p
1914_02_08p
1914_03_10p
1914_03_17p
1914_04_03p
1914_04_07p
1914_05_04p
1914_05_17p
1914_05_23p
1914_06_04p
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1914_11_15p
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1929-04-14_-_Dangers_of_Yoga_-_Two_paths,_tapasya_and_surrender_-_Impulses,_desires_and_Yoga_-_Difficulties_-_Unification_around_the_psychic_being_-_Ambition,_undoing_of_many_Yogis_-_Powers,_misuse_and_right_use_of_-_How_to_recognise_the_Divine_Will_-_Accept_things_that_come_from_Divine_-_Vital_devotion_-_Need_of_strong_body_and_nerves_-_Inner_being,_invariable
1929-05-05_-_Intellect,_true_and_wrong_movement_-_Attacks_from_adverse_forces_-_Faith,_integral_and_absolute_-_Death,_not_a_necessity_-_Descent_of_Divine_Consciousness_-_Inner_progress_-_Memory_of_former_lives
1929-05-19_-_Mind_and_its_workings,_thought-forms_-_Adverse_conditions_and_Yoga_-_Mental_constructions_-_Illness_and_Yoga
1929-06-02_-__Divine_love_and_its_manifestation_-_Part_of_the_vital_being_in_Divine_love
1929-06-16_-_Illness_and_Yoga_-_Subtle_body_(nervous_envelope)_-_Fear_and_illness
1929-08-04_-_Surrender_and_sacrifice_-_Personality_and_surrender_-_Desire_and_passion_-_Spirituality_and_morality
1951-01-04_-_Transformation_and_reversal_of_consciousness.
1951-02-08_-_Unifying_the_being_-_ideas_of_good_and_bad_-_Miracles_-_determinism_-_Supreme_Will_-_Distinguishing_the_voice_of_the_Divine
1951-02-12_-_Divine_force_-_Signs_indicating_readiness_-_Weakness_in_mind,_vital_-_concentration_-_Divine_perception,_human_notion_of_good,_bad_-_Conversion,_consecration_-_progress_-_Signs_of_entering_the_path_-_kinds_of_meditation_-_aspiration
1951-03-03_-_Hostile_forces_-_difficulties_-_Individuality_and_form_-_creation
1951-03-05_-_Disasters-_the_forces_of_Nature_-_Story_of_the_charity_Bazar_-_Liberation_and_law_-_Dealing_with_the_mind_and_vital-_methods
1951-03-10_-_Fairy_Tales-_serpent_guarding_treasure_-_Vital_beings-_their_incarnations_-_The_vital_being_after_death_-_Nightmares-_vital_and_mental_-_Mind_and_vital_after_death_-_The_spirit_of_the_form-_Egyptian_mummies
1951-03-14_-_Plasticity_-_Conditions_for_knowing_the_Divine_Will_-_Illness_-_microbes_-_Fear_-_body-reflexes_-_The_best_possible_happens_-_Theories_of_Creation_-_True_knowledge_-_a_work_to_do_-_the_Ashram
1951-03-31_-_Physical_ailment_and_mental_disorder_-_Curing_an_illness_spiritually_-_Receptivity_of_the_body_-_The_subtle-physical-_illness_accidents_-_Curing_sunstroke_and_other_disorders
1951-04-02_-_Causes_of_accidents_-_Little_entities,_helpful_or_mischievous-_incidents
1951-04-23_-_The_goal_and_the_way_-_Learning_how_to_sleep_-_relaxation_-_Adverse_forces-_test_of_sincerity_-_Attitude_to_suffering_and_death
1951-04-26_-_Irrevocable_transformation_-_The_divine_Shakti_-_glad_submission_-_Rejection,_integral_-_Consecration_-_total_self-forgetfulness_-_work
1951-05-05_-_Needs_and_desires_-_Discernment_-_sincerity_and_true_perception_-_Mantra_and_its_effects_-_Object_in_action-_to_serve_-_relying_only_on_the_Divine
1953-05-13
1953-05-20
1953-06-03
1953-06-10
1953-06-24
1953-07-01
1953-07-15
1953-07-22
1953-08-05
1953-08-26
1953-09-09
1953-09-16
1953-09-23
1953-10-07
1953-12-23
1954-04-14_-_Love_-_Can_a_person_love_another_truly?_-_Parental_love
1954-04-28_-_Aspiration_and_receptivity_-_Resistance_-_Purusha_and_Prakriti,_not_masculine_and_feminine
1954-06-16_-_Influences,_Divine_and_other_-_Adverse_forces_-_The_four_great_Asuras_-_Aspiration_arranges_circumstances_-_Wanting_only_the_Divine
1954-07-07_-_The_inner_warrior_-_Grace_and_the_Falsehood_-_Opening_from_below_-_Surrender_and_inertia_-_Exclusive_receptivity_-_Grace_and_receptivity
1954-07-21_-_Mistakes_-_Success_-_Asuras_-_Mental_arrogance_-_Difficulty_turned_into_opportunity_-_Mothers_use_of_flowers_-_Conversion_of_men_governed_by_adverse_forces
1954-07-28_-_Money_-_Ego_and_individuality_-_The_shadow
1954-08-11_-_Division_and_creation_-_The_gods_and_human_formations_-_People_carry_their_desires_around_them
1954-09-15_-_Parts_of_the_being_-_Thoughts_and_impulses_-_The_subconscient_-_Precise_vocabulary_-_The_Grace_and_difficulties
1954-09-22_-_The_supramental_creation_-_Rajasic_eagerness_-_Silence_from_above_-_Aspiration_and_rejection_-_Effort,_individuality_and_ego_-_Aspiration_and_desire
1954-09-29_-_The_right_spirit_-_The_Divine_comes_first_-_Finding_the_Divine_-_Mistakes_-_Rejecting_impulses_-_Making_the_consciousness_vast_-_Firm_resolution
1954-10-20_-_Stand_back_-_Asking_questions_to_Mother_-_Seeing_images_in_meditation_-_Berlioz_-Music_-_Mothers_organ_music_-_Destiny
1954-11-03_-_Body_opening_to_the_Divine_-_Concentration_in_the_heart_-_The_army_of_the_Divine_-_The_knot_of_the_ego_-Streng_thening_ones_will
1954-12-15_-_Many_witnesses_inside_oneself_-_Children_in_the_Ashram_-_Trance_and_the_waking_consciousness_-_Ascetic_methods_-_Education,_spontaneous_effort_-_Spiritual_experience
1954-12-22_-_Possession_by_hostile_forces_-_Purity_and_morality_-_Faith_in_the_final_success_-Drawing_back_from_the_path
1955-03-26
1955-04-04
1955-06-09
1955-08-03_-_Nothing_is_impossible_in_principle_-_Psychic_contact_and_psychic_influence_-_Occult_powers,_adverse_influences;_magic_-_Magic,_occultism_and_Yogic_powers_-Hypnotism_and_its_effects
1955-09-15
1955-12-07_-_Emotional_impulse_of_self-giving_-_A_young_dancer_in_France_-_The_heart_has_wings,_not_the_head_-_Only_joy_can_conquer_the_Adversary
1955-12-28_-_Aspiration_in_different_parts_of_the_being_-_Enthusiasm_and_gratitude_-_Aspiration_is_in_all_beings_-_Unlimited_power_of_good,_evil_has_a_limit_-_Progress_in_the_parts_of_the_being_-_Significance_of_a_dream
1956-01-04_-_Integral_idea_of_the_Divine_-_All_things_attracted_by_the_Divine_-_Bad_things_not_in_place_-_Integral_yoga_-_Moving_idea-force,_ideas_-_Consequences_of_manifestation_-_Work_of_Spirit_via_Nature_-_Change_consciousness,_change_world
1956-01-11_-_Desire_and_self-deception_-_Giving_all_one_is_and_has_-_Sincerity,_more_powerful_than_will_-_Joy_of_progress_Definition_of_youth
1956-01-18_-_Two_sides_of_individual_work_-_Cheerfulness_-_chosen_vessel_of_the_Divine_-_Aspiration,_consciousness,_of_plants,_of_children_-_Being_chosen_by_the_Divine_-_True_hierarchy_-_Perfect_relation_with_the_Divine_-_India_free_in_1915
1956-02-08_-_Forces_of_Nature_expressing_a_higher_Will_-_Illusion_of_separate_personality_-_One_dynamic_force_which_moves_all_things_-_Linear_and_spherical_thinking_-_Common_ideal_of_life,_microscopic
1956-02-22_-_Strong_immobility_of_an_immortal_spirit_-_Equality_of_soul_-_Is_all_an_expression_of_the_divine_Will?_-_Loosening_the_knot_of_action_-_Using_experience_as_a_cloak_to_cover_excesses_-_Sincerity,_a_rare_virtue
1956-06-06_-_Sign_or_indication_from_books_of_revelation_-_Spiritualised_mind_-_Stages_of_sadhana_-_Reversal_of_consciousness_-_Organisation_around_central_Presence_-_Boredom,_most_common_human_malady
1956-06-27_-_Birth,_entry_of_soul_into_body_-_Formation_of_the_supramental_world_-_Aspiration_for_progress_-_Bad_thoughts_-_Cerebral_filter_-_Progress_and_resistance
1956-07-04_-_Aspiration_when_one_sees_a_shooting_star_-_Preparing_the_bodyn_making_it_understand_-_Getting_rid_of_pain_and_suffering_-_Psychic_light
1956-07-11_-_Beauty_restored_to_its_priesthood_-_Occult_worlds,_occult_beings_-_Difficulties_and_the_supramental_force
1956-08-08_-_How_to_light_the_psychic_fire,_will_for_progress_-_Helping_from_a_distance,_mental_formations_-_Prayer_and_the_divine_-_Grace_Grace_at_work_everywhere
1956-08-15_-_Protection,_purification,_fear_-_Atmosphere_at_the_Ashram_on_Darshan_days_-_Darshan_messages_-_Significance_of_15-08_-_State_of_surrender_-_Divine_Grace_always_all-powerful_-_Assumption_of_Virgin_Mary_-_SA_message_of_1947-08-15
1956-12-12_-_paradoxes_-_Nothing_impossible_-_unfolding_universe,_the_Eternal_-_Attention,_concentration,_effort_-_growth_capacity_almost_unlimited_-_Why_things_are_not_the_same_-_will_and_willings_-_Suggestions,_formations_-_vital_world
1957-02-13_-_Suffering,_pain_and_pleasure_-_Illness_and_its_cure
1957-03-13_-_Our_best_friend
1957-04-09
1957-05-15_-_Differentiation_of_the_sexes_-_Transformation_from_above_downwards
1957-06-19_-_Causes_of_illness_Fear_and_illness_-_Minds_working,_faith_and_illness
1957-06-26_-_Birth_through_direct_transmutation_-_Man_and_woman_-_Judging_others_-_divine_Presence_in_all_-_New_birth
1957-08-07_-_The_resistances,_politics_and_money_-_Aspiration_to_realise_the_supramental_life
1957-08-21_-_The_Ashram_and_true_communal_life_-_Level_of_consciousness_in_the_Ashram
1957-10-17
1958-01-22
1958-03-19_-_General_tension_in_humanity_-_Peace_and_progress_-_Perversion_and_vision_of_transformation
1958-04-02_-_Correcting_a_mistake
1958-04-03
1958-04-16_-_The_superman_-_New_realisation
1958-05-10
1958-06-06_-_Supramental_Ship
1958-06-11_-_Is_there_a_spiritual_being_in_everybody?
1958-07-05
1958-07-23_-_How_to_develop_intuition_-_Concentration
1958-08-13_-_Profit_by_staying_in_the_Ashram_-_What_Sri_Aurobindo_has_come_to_tell_us_-_Finding_the_Divine
1958-09-10_-_Magic,_occultism,_physical_science
1958-10-06
1958-10-10
1958_10_10
1958-10-29_-_Mental_self-sufficiency_-_Grace
1958-11-08
1958-11-11
1958-11-12_-_The_aim_of_the_Supreme_-_Trust_in_the_Grace
1958-11-20
1958-11-22
1958_11_28
1958-12-28
1959-01-14
1960-01-28
1960_04_20
1960-06-04
1960_07_19
1960-07-26_-_Mothers_vision_-_looking_up_words_in_the_subconscient
1960-09-20
1960-10-30
1960-11-08
1960-11-12
1960_11_12?_-_49
1960-11-26
1961-01-10
1961-01-27
1961-02-11
1961-02-18
1961-02-25
1961-03-17
1961-04-07
1961-04-15
1961-07-15
1961-08-25
1961-09-16
1961-10-15
1962-01-09
1962_01_12
1962-02-27
1962_02_27
1962-03-06
1962-04-03
1962-05-31
1962-06-06
1962-07-04
1962-07-07
1962-07-11
1962-07-31
1962-08-28
1962-09-05
1962-10-06
1962_10_06
1962-12-15
1963-01-30
1963-03-06
1963_03_06
1963-03-09
1963-03-13
1963-04-06
1963-04-20
1963-05-03
1963-05-29
1963-07-27
1963-07-31
1963-08-10
1963_08_10
1963_08_11?_-_94
1963-08-24
1963-08-31
1963-10-16
1963-11-04
1963_11_04
1963-11-20
1963-11-27
1963-12-14
1963-12-31
1964-01-29
1964-02-22
1964-03-07
1964-03-11
1964-07-18
1964-08-22
1964-09-26
1964-09-30
1964-10-30
1964-11-14
1964-11-21
1964-11-28
1964-12-02
1965-01-09
1965-03-20
1965-05-29
1965_05_29
1965-07-10
1965-09-25
1965-11-15
1965-12-10
1965-12-18
1965_12_25
1966-01-14
1966-01-31
1966-03-26
1966-06-02
1966-07-06
1966_07_06
1966-07-09
1966-08-03
1966-08-19
1966-09-07
1966-09-21
1966-09-24
1966-09-28
1966-09-30
1966-11-15
1966-11-26
1966-12-07
1967-01-11
1967-01-18
1967-02-08
1967-02-21
1967-04-22
1967-04-27
1967-05-06
1967-06-14
1967-07-12
1967-07-22
1967-08-02
1967-09-30
1967-10-04
1968-01-06
1968-02-03
1968-03-02
1968-05-02
1968-05-04
1968-05-15
1968-05-22
1968-06-08
1968-06-15
1968-06-22
1968-08-28
1968-11-27
1969-02-15
1969-04-26
1969-04-30
1969-05-10
1969-05-14
1969-08-23
1969_10_07
1969-10-11
1969_10_15
1969-11-08
1969-11-22
1969_12_07
1969_12_09
1969-12-13
1970-01-03
1970-01-31
1970-03-07
1970-03-18
1970_04_17
1970-04-18
1970-04-22
1970-05-13
1970-06-13
1970-06-17
1970-07-29
1971-01-16
1971-01-30
1971-03-06
1971-03-17
1971-04-10
1971-07-14
1971-07-17
1971-09-04
1971-09-18
1971-10-02
1971-11-20
1971-12-04
1971-12-18
1971-12-22
1971-12-29b
1972-01-15
1972-04-12
1972-04-15
1972-04-29
1972-05-06
1972-05-13
1972-10-18
1973-03-10
1973-04-07
1.A_-_ANTHROPOLOGY,_THE_SOUL
1.ac_-_The_Buddhist
1.bts_-_The_Bent_of_Nature
1f.lovecraft_-_At_the_Mountains_of_Madness
1f.lovecraft_-_Deaf,_Dumb,_and_Blind
1f.lovecraft_-_Discarded_Draft_of
1f.lovecraft_-_Herbert_West-Reanimator
1f.lovecraft_-_Hypnos
1f.lovecraft_-_Medusas_Coil
1f.lovecraft_-_Out_of_the_Aeons
1f.lovecraft_-_Polaris
1f.lovecraft_-_Sweet_Ermengarde
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Alchemist
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Case_of_Charles_Dexter_Ward
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Challenge_from_Beyond
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Crawling_Chaos
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Diary_of_Alonzo_Typer
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Dream-Quest_of_Unknown_Kadath
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Dreams_in_the_Witch_House
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Dunwich_Horror
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Green_Meadow
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Haunter_of_the_Dark
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Horror_at_Martins_Beach
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Horror_at_Red_Hook
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Horror_in_the_Museum
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Man_of_Stone
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Moon-Bog
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Mound
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Nameless_City
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Night_Ocean
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Shadow_out_of_Time
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Shadow_over_Innsmouth
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Temple
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Thing_on_the_Doorstep
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Transition_of_Juan_Romero
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Trap
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Whisperer_in_Darkness
1f.lovecraft_-_The_White_Ship
1f.lovecraft_-_Through_the_Gates_of_the_Silver_Key
1f.lovecraft_-_Till_A_the_Seas
1f.lovecraft_-_Under_the_Pyramids
1f.lovecraft_-_What_the_Moon_Brings
1.fs_-_The_Driver
1.fs_-_The_Power_Of_Song
1.fs_-_The_Ring_Of_Polycrates_-_A_Ballad
1.fs_-_To_Laura_(Mystery_Of_Reminiscence)
1.jk_-_A_Party_Of_Lovers
1.jk_-_Endymion_-_Book_III
1.jk_-_Ode_To_A_Nightingale
1.jk_-_Otho_The_Great_-_Act_V
1.lovecraft_-_The_Peace_Advocate
1.lovecraft_-_The_Teutons_Battle-Song
1.mb_-_The_Heat_of_Midnight_Tears
1.mm_-_A_fish_cannot_drown_in_water
1.pbs_-_Alastor_-_or,_the_Spirit_of_Solitude
1.pbs_-_Hellas_-_A_Lyrical_Drama
1.pbs_-_Lines_To_A_Reviewer
1.pbs_-_Prometheus_Unbound
1.pbs_-_Queen_Mab_-_Part_V.
1.pbs_-_Queen_Mab_-_Part_VI.
1.pbs_-_Queen_Mab_-_Part_Vi_(Excerpts)
1.pbs_-_Saint_Edmonds_Eve
1.pbs_-_The_Revolt_Of_Islam_-_Canto_I-XII
1.poe_-_Eureka_-_A_Prose_Poem
1.poe_-_The_Conversation_Of_Eiros_And_Charmion
1.rb_-_Before
1.rb_-_Paracelsus_-_Part_I_-_Paracelsus_Aspires
1.rmr_-_Death
1.rmr_-_Dedication_To_M...
1.rmr_-_Night_(This_night,_agitated_by_the_growing_storm)
1.rmr_-_What_Fields_Are_As_Fragrant_As_Your_Hands?
1.rt_-_The_Call_Of_The_Far
1.rwe_-_Etienne_de_la_Boce
1.rwe_-_Woodnotes
1.whitman_-_As_I_Sat_Alone_By_Blue_Ontarios_Shores
1.whitman_-_A_Woman_Waits_For_Me
1.whitman_-_Carol_Of_Words
1.whitman_-_Fast_Anchord,_Eternal,_O_Love
1.whitman_-_From_Pent-up_Aching_Rivers
1.whitman_-_I_Sing_The_Body_Electric
1.whitman_-_Out_of_the_Rolling_Ocean,_The_Crowd
1.whitman_-_Pioneers!_O_Pioneers!
1.whitman_-_Poems_Of_Joys
1.whitman_-_Primeval_My_Love_For_The_Woman_I_Love
1.whitman_-_So_Far_And_So_Far,_And_On_Toward_The_End
1.whitman_-_Song_At_Sunset
1.whitman_-_Song_of_Myself
1.whitman_-_Song_Of_Myself-_XL
1.whitman_-_Song_Of_Myself-_XVI
1.whitman_-_Song_Of_Myself-_XXX
1.whitman_-_Song_Of_The_Exposition
1.whitman_-_Song_Of_The_Open_Road
1.whitman_-_Walt_Whitmans_Caution
1.whitman_-_Years_Of_The_Modern
1.ww_-_5-_The_White_Doe_Of_Rylstone,_Or,_The_Fate_Of_The_Nortons
1.ww_-_Book_Eleventh-_France_[concluded]
1.ww_-_Book_Seventh_[Residence_in_London]
1.ww_-_The_Excursion-_IV-_Book_Third-_Despondency
1.ww_-_The_Waggoner_-_Canto_First
1.ww_-_Vaudracour_And_Julia
20.01_-_Charyapada_-_Old_Bengali_Mystic_Poems
20.05_-_Act_III:_The_Return
2.01_-_Indeterminates,_Cosmic_Determinations_and_the_Indeterminable
2.01_-_Mandala_One
2.01_-_On_Books
2.01_-_THE_ADVENT_OF_LIFE
2.01_-_The_Mother
2.01_-_The_Picture
2.01_-_The_Road_of_Trials
2.01_-_The_Therapeutic_value_of_Abreaction
2.01_-_War.
2.02_-_Atomic_Motions
2.02_-_Evolutionary_Creation_and_the_Expectation_of_a_Revelation
2.02_-_Habit_2__Begin_with_the_End_in_Mind
2.02_-_THE_EXPANSION_OF_LIFE
2.02_-_The_Ishavasyopanishad_with_a_commentary_in_English
2.02_-_The_Monstrance
2.03_-_Indra_and_the_Thought-Forces
2.03_-_Karmayogin__A_Commentary_on_the_Isha_Upanishad
2.03_-_On_Medicine
2.03_-_The_Mother-Complex
2.03_-_The_Pyx
2.04_-_Agni,_the_Illumined_Will
2.04_-_Positive_Aspects_of_the_Mother-Complex
2.04_-_The_Living_Church_and_Christ-Omega
2.05_-_Apotheosis
2.05_-_Habit_3__Put_First_Things_First
2.05_-_Renunciation
2.06_-_The_Wand
2.07_-_On_Congress_and_Politics
2.07_-_THE_MASTER_AND_VIJAY_GOSWAMI
2.07_-_The_Mother__Relations_with_Others
2.08_-_On_Non-Violence
2.08_-_The_Branches_of_The_Archetypal_Man
2.09_-_On_Sadhana
2.09_-_SEVEN_REASONS_WHY_A_SCIENTIST_BELIEVES_IN_GOD
2.0_-_THE_ANTICHRIST
21.02_-_Gods_and_Men
2.1.02_-_Love_and_Death
2.1.03_-_Man_and_Superman
2.10_-_The_Realisation_of_the_Cosmic_Self
2.1.1.04_-_Reading,_Yogic_Force_and_the_Development_of_Style
2.11_-_The_Boundaries_of_the_Ignorance
2.1.1_-_The_Nature_of_the_Vital
2.12_-_The_Realisation_of_Sachchidananda
2.1.2_-_The_Vital_and_Other_Levels_of_Being
2.12_-_The_Way_and_the_Bhakta
2.13_-_On_Psychology
2.13_-_THE_MASTER_AND_M.
2.1.3_-_Wrong_Movements_of_the_Vital
2.1.4_-_The_Lower_Vital_Being
2.1.5.4_-_Arts
2.16_-_The_15th_of_August
2.16_-_WITH_THE_DEVOTEES_AT_DAKSHINESWAR
2.1.7.08_-_Comments_on_Specific_Lines_and_Passages_of_the_Poem
2.17_-_December_1938
2.17_-_The_Progress_to_Knowledge_-_God,_Man_and_Nature
2.18_-_January_1939
2.19_-_Feb-May_1939
2.2.01_-_Work_and_Yoga
2.20_-_2.29_-_RULES_FOR_HOUSEHOLDERS_AND_MONKS
2.2.02_-_Becoming_Conscious_in_Work
2.2.03_-_The_Divine_Force_in_Work
2.20_-_The_Lower_Triple_Purusha
2.21_-_1940
2.21_-_The_Order_of_the_Worlds
2.22_-_1941-1943
2.22_-_Rebirth_and_Other_Worlds;_Karma,_the_Soul_and_Immortality
2.2.2_-_Sorrow_and_Suffering
2.22_-_The_Supreme_Secret
2.2.3_-_Depression_and_Despondency
2.23_-_Man_and_the_Evolution
2.23_-_The_Core_of_the_Gita.s_Meaning
2.25_-_List_of_Topics_in_Each_Talk
2.25_-_The_Triple_Transformation
2.26_-_The_Ascent_towards_Supermind
2.26_-_The_Supramental_Descent
2.27_-_The_Gnostic_Being
2.28_-_The_Divine_Life
2.3.01_-_Aspiration_and_Surrender_to_the_Mother
2.3.01_-_Concentration_and_Meditation
2.3.01_-_The_Planes_or_Worlds_of_Consciousness
2.3.03_-_The_Overmind
2.3.04_-_The_Mother's_Force
2.3.06_-_The_Mind
2.3.07_-_The_Vital_Being_and_Vital_Consciousness
2.3.08_-_The_Mother's_Help_in_Difficulties
2.3.08_-_The_Physical_Consciousness
2.3.1.08_-_The_Necessity_and_Nature_of_Inspiration
2.3.10_-_The_Subconscient_and_the_Inconscient
2.3.1_-_Ego_and_Its_Forms
2.3.2_-_Desire
2.3.3_-_Anger_and_Violence
2.40_-_2.49_-_THE_MASTER_AT_THE_HOUSES_OF_BALARM_AND_GIRISH
2.4.1_-_Human_Relations_and_the_Spiritual_Life
2.4.3_-_Problems_in_Human_Relations
2_-_Other_Hymns_to_Agni
3.00.2_-_Introduction
3.00_-_Introduction
30.17_-_Rabindranath,_Traveller_of_the_Infinite
3.01_-_Hymn_to_Matter
3.01_-_INTRODUCTION
3.01_-_THE_BIRTH_OF_THOUGHT
3.01_-_The_Mercurial_Fountain
3.01_-_Towards_the_Future
3.02_-_Aspiration
3.02_-_King_and_Queen
3.02_-_Mysticism
3.02_-_THE_DEPLOYMENT_OF_THE_NOOSPHERE
3.02_-_The_Practice_Use_of_Dream-Analysis
3.02_-_The_Psychology_of_Rebirth
3.03_-_Faith_and_the_Divine_Grace
3.03_-_SULPHUR
3.03_-_The_Consummation_of_Mysticism
3.03_-_The_Formula_of_Tetragrammaton
3.03_-_THE_MODERN_EARTH
3.04_-_LUNA
3.04_-_On_Thought_-_III
3.04_-_The_Formula_of_ALHIM
3.05_-_SAL
3.07_-_The_Ascent_of_the_Soul
3.09_-_Of_Silence_and_Secrecy
3.09_-_The_Return_of_the_Soul
3.1.01_-_The_Problem_of_Suffering_and_Evil
3.1.02_-_Asceticism_and_the_Integral_Yoga
3.1.02_-_Spiritual_Evolution_and_the_Supramental
31.07_-_Shyamakanta
3.10_-_Of_the_Gestures
3.10_-_ON_THE_THREE_EVILS
3.11_-_Epilogue
3.11_-_Spells
3.1.1_-_The_Transformation_of_the_Physical
3.1.2_-_Levels_of_the_Physical_Being
3.12_-_Of_the_Bloody_Sacrifice
3.1.3_-_Difficulties_of_the_Physical_Being
3.13_-_Of_the_Banishings
3.14_-_Of_the_Consecrations
3.15_-_Of_the_Invocation
3.16.2_-_Of_the_Charge_of_the_Spirit
3.18_-_Of_Clairvoyance_and_the_Body_of_Light
32.01_-_Where_is_God?
3.2.03_-_Conservation_and_Progress
32.04_-_The_Human_Body
3.2.07_-_Tantra
3.2.08_-_Bhakti_Yoga_and_Vaishnavism
32.12_-_The_Evolutionary_Imperative
3.2.4_-_Sex
33.01_-_The_Initiation_of_Swadeshi
3.3.01_-_The_Superman
3.3.02_-_All-Will_and_Free-Will
3.3.03_-_The_Delight_of_Works
33.05_-_Muraripukur_-_II
33.06_-_Alipore_Court
33.08_-_I_Tried_Sannyas
33.14_-_I_Played_Football
33.15_-_My_Athletics
3.3.1_-_Illness_and_Health
3.3.2_-_Doctors_and_Medicines
3.3.3_-_Specific_Illnesses,_Ailments_and_Other_Physical_Problems
3.4.1_-_The_Subconscient_and_the_Integral_Yoga
3.4.2_-_The_Inconscient_and_the_Integral_Yoga
3-5_Full_Circle
3.6.01_-_Heraclitus
36.07_-_An_Introduction_To_The_Vedas
3.7.1.03_-_Rebirth,_Evolution,_Heredity
3.7.1.09_-_Karma_and_Freedom
3.7.2.02_-_The_Terrestial_Law
3.7.2.03_-_Mind_Nature_and_Law_of_Karma
3.7.2.04_-_The_Higher_Lines_of_Karma
3_-_Commentaries_and_Annotated_Translations
4.01_-_Prayers_and_Meditations
4.01_-_The_Presence_of_God_in_the_World
4.02_-_BEYOND_THE_COLLECTIVE_-_THE_HYPER-PERSONAL
4.02_-_Difficulties
4.02_-_Humanity_in_Progress
4.03_-_The_Meaning_of_Human_Endeavor
4.03_-_THE_ULTIMATE_EARTH
4.04_-_Conclusion
4.04_-_In_the_Total_Christ
4.04_-_The_Perfection_of_the_Mental_Being
4.04_-_THE_REGENERATION_OF_THE_KING
4.05_-_The_Passion_Of_Love
4.06_-_THE_KING_AS_ANTHROPOS
4.07_-_THE_UGLIEST_MAN
4.1.01_-_The_Intellect_and_Yoga
4.10_-_AT_NOON
4.1.1_-_The_Difficulties_of_Yoga
4.11_-_THE_WELCOME
4.1.2_-_The_Difficulties_of_Human_Nature
4.1.3_-_Imperfections_and_Periods_of_Arrest
4.13_-_The_Action_of_Equality
4.1.4_-_Resistances,_Sufferings_and_Falls
4.14_-_The_Power_of_the_Instruments
4.15_-_Soul-Force_and_the_Fourfold_Personality
4.17_-_The_Action_of_the_Divine_Shakti
4.18_-_Faith_and_shakti
4.1_-_Jnana
4.2.03_-_The_Birth_of_Sin
4.2.1.04_-_The_Psychic_and_the_Mental,_Vital_and_Physical_Nature
4.2.1_-_The_Right_Attitude_towards_Difficulties
4.23_-_The_supramental_Instruments_--_Thought-process
4.2.3_-_Vigilance,_Resolution,_Will_and_the_Divine_Help
4.2.4.05_-_Agni
4.2.4.08_-_Psychic_Sorrow
4.2.5.02_-_The_Psychic_and_the_Higher_Consciousness
4.2.5.03_-_The_Psychic_and_Spiritual_Movements
4.2.5.04_-_The_Psychic_Consciousness_and_the_Descent_from_Above
4.2.5_-_Dealing_with_Depression_and_Despondency
4.2_-_Karma
4.3.1_-_The_Hostile_Forces_and_the_Difficulties_of_Yoga
4.3.3_-_Dealing_with_Hostile_Attacks
4.3_-_Bhakti
4.4.2.08_-_Fixing_the_Consciousness_Above
4.4.3.04_-_The_Order_of_Descent_into_the_Being
4.4.4.03_-_The_Descent_of_Peace
4.4.4.05_-_The_Descent_of_Force_or_Power
4.4.4.10_-_The_Descent_of_Ananda
4.4.5.02_-_Descent_and_Psychic_Experiences
4.4.5.03_-_Descent_and_Other_Experiences
4.4.6.01_-_Sensations_in_the_Inner_Centres
5.01_-_EPILOGUE
5.01_-_The_Dakini,_Salgye_Du_Dalma
5.03_-_The_Divine_Body
5.08_-_ADAM_AS_TOTALITY
5.1.01.2_-_The_Book_of_the_Statesman
5.1.01.3_-_The_Book_of_the_Assembly
5.1.01.4_-_The_Book_of_Partings
5.1.01.7_-_The_Book_of_the_Woman
5.1.01.8_-_The_Book_of_the_Gods
5.1.01.9_-_Book_IX
5.1.02_-_Ahana
5.2.01_-_The_Descent_of_Ahana
5.4.01_-_Notes_on_Root-Sounds
5.4.01_-_Occult_Knowledge
6.02_-_Great_Meteorological_Phenomena,_Etc
6.04_-_THE_MEANING_OF_THE_ALCHEMICAL_PROCEDURE
6.06_-_SELF-KNOWLEDGE
6.0_-_Conscious,_Unconscious,_and_Individuation
6.10_-_THE_SELF_AND_THE_BOUNDS_OF_KNOWLEDGE
7.01_-_The_Soul_(the_Psychic)
7.02_-_Courage
7.05_-_The_Senses
7.06_-_The_Body_(the_Physical)
7.07_-_The_Subconscient
7.15_-_The_Family
7_-_Yoga_of_Sri_Aurobindo
Aeneid
Apology
Appendix_4_-_Priest_Spells
Big_Mind_(non-dual)
Big_Mind_(ten_perfections)
Blazing_P1_-_Preconventional_consciousness
Blazing_P2_-_Map_the_Stages_of_Conventional_Consciousness
Blazing_P3_-_Explore_the_Stages_of_Postconventional_Consciousness
BOOK_I._-_Augustine_censures_the_pagans,_who_attri_buted_the_calamities_of_the_world,_and_especially_the_sack_of_Rome_by_the_Goths,_to_the_Christian_religion_and_its_prohibition_of_the_worship_of_the_gods
BOOK_II._-_A_review_of_the_calamities_suffered_by_the_Romans_before_the_time_of_Christ,_showing_that_their_gods_had_plunged_them_into_corruption_and_vice
BOOK_III._-_The_external_calamities_of_Rome
BOOK_II._--_PART_I._ANTHROPOGENESIS.
BOOK_II._--_PART_III._ADDENDA._SCIENCE_AND_THE_SECRET_DOCTRINE_CONTRASTED
BOOK_II._--_PART_II._THE_ARCHAIC_SYMBOLISM_OF_THE_WORLD-RELIGIONS
BOOK_I._--_PART_I._COSMIC_EVOLUTION
BOOK_I._--_PART_III._SCIENCE_AND_THE_SECRET_DOCTRINE_CONTRASTED
BOOK_IV._-_That_empire_was_given_to_Rome_not_by_the_gods,_but_by_the_One_True_God
BOOK_IX._-_Of_those_who_allege_a_distinction_among_demons,_some_being_good_and_others_evil
Book_of_Imaginary_Beings_(text)
BOOK_VIII._-_Some_account_of_the_Socratic_and_Platonic_philosophy,_and_a_refutation_of_the_doctrine_of_Apuleius_that_the_demons_should_be_worshipped_as_mediators_between_gods_and_men
BOOK_VII._-_Of_the_select_gods_of_the_civil_theology,_and_that_eternal_life_is_not_obtained_by_worshipping_them
BOOK_V._-_Of_fate,_freewill,_and_God's_prescience,_and_of_the_source_of_the_virtues_of_the_ancient_Romans
BOOK_XI._-_Augustine_passes_to_the_second_part_of_the_work,_in_which_the_origin,_progress,_and_destinies_of_the_earthly_and_heavenly_cities_are_discussed.Speculations_regarding_the_creation_of_the_world
BOOK_XII._-_Of_the_creation_of_angels_and_men,_and_of_the_origin_of_evil
BOOK_XIV._-_Of_the_punishment_and_results_of_mans_first_sin,_and_of_the_propagation_of_man_without_lust
BOOK_XIX._-_A_review_of_the_philosophical_opinions_regarding_the_Supreme_Good,_and_a_comparison_of_these_opinions_with_the_Christian_belief_regarding_happiness
BOOK_X._-_Porphyrys_doctrine_of_redemption
BOOK_XVIII._-_A_parallel_history_of_the_earthly_and_heavenly_cities_from_the_time_of_Abraham_to_the_end_of_the_world
BOOK_XVII._-_The_history_of_the_city_of_God_from_the_times_of_the_prophets_to_Christ
BOOK_XVI._-_The_history_of_the_city_of_God_from_Noah_to_the_time_of_the_kings_of_Israel
BOOK_XV._-_The_progress_of_the_earthly_and_heavenly_cities_traced_by_the_sacred_history
BOOK_XXII._-_Of_the_eternal_happiness_of_the_saints,_the_resurrection_of_the_body,_and_the_miracles_of_the_early_Church
BOOK_XXI._-_Of_the_eternal_punishment_of_the_wicked_in_hell,_and_of_the_various_objections_urged_against_it
BOOK_XX._-_Of_the_last_judgment,_and_the_declarations_regarding_it_in_the_Old_and_New_Testaments
Conversations_with_Sri_Aurobindo
COSA_-_BOOK_I
COSA_-_BOOK_IV
COSA_-_BOOK_IX
COSA_-_BOOK_VI
COSA_-_BOOK_VII
COSA_-_BOOK_VIII
COSA_-_BOOK_X
COSA_-_BOOK_XIII
Cratylus
DM_2_-_How_to_Meditate
ENNEAD_01.02_-_Concerning_Virtue.
ENNEAD_01.06_-_Of_Beauty.
ENNEAD_02.01_-_Of_the_Heaven.
ENNEAD_02.09_-_Against_the_Gnostics;_or,_That_the_Creator_and_the_World_are_Not_Evil.
ENNEAD_03.01_-_Concerning_Fate.
ENNEAD_03.06_-_Of_the_Impassibility_of_Incorporeal_Entities_(Soul_and_and_Matter).
ENNEAD_03.07_-_Of_Time_and_Eternity.
ENNEAD_04.03_-_Psychological_Questions.
ENNEAD_04.04_-_Questions_About_the_Soul.
ENNEAD_04.05_-_Psychological_Questions_III._-_About_the_Process_of_Vision_and_Hearing.
ENNEAD_04.07_-_Of_the_Immortality_of_the_Soul:_Polemic_Against_Materialism.
ENNEAD_06.07_-_How_Ideas_Multiplied,_and_the_Good.
Gorgias
Liber_111_-_The_Book_of_Wisdom_-_LIBER_ALEPH_VEL_CXI
Liber_46_-_The_Key_of_the_Mysteries
Liber_71_-_The_Voice_of_the_Silence_-_The_Two_Paths_-_The_Seven_Portals
LUX.01_-_GNOSIS
LUX.07_-_ENCHANTMENT
Meno
MMM.01_-_MIND_CONTROL
MMM.02_-_MAGIC
Phaedo
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Sophist
Symposium_translated_by_B_Jowett
Talks_051-075
Talks_176-200
Talks_500-550
Talks_600-652
Talks_With_Sri_Aurobindo_1
Talks_With_Sri_Aurobindo_2
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Theaetetus
The_Anapanasati_Sutta__A_Practical_Guide_to_Mindfullness_of_Breathing_and_Tranquil_Wisdom_Meditation
The_Coming_Race_Contents
The_Dwellings_of_the_Philosophers
the_Eternal_Wisdom
The_Gold_Bug
The_Gospel_According_to_Matthew
The_Logomachy_of_Zos
The_Pilgrims_Progress
The_Riddle_of_this_World
The_Shadow_Out_Of_Time
Timaeus

PRIMARY CLASS

difficulties
SIMILAR TITLES
irresistible
resist

DEFINITIONS

resist ::: 1. To strive to fend off or offset the actions, effects, or force of. 2. To remain firm against the actions, effects, or force of; withstand. 3. To stand firm (against); not yield (to); fight (against). resists, resisted, resisting.

resistance: in psychoanalysis, inability or unwillingness of a patient to accept the analysts interpretations of their behaviour and to discuss certain ideas or experiences.

resistance ::: n. --> The act of resisting; opposition, passive or active.
The quality of not yielding to force or external pressure; that power of a body which acts in opposition to the impulse or pressure of another, or which prevents the effect of another power; as, the resistance of the air to a body passing through it; the resistance of a target to projectiles.
A means or method of resisting; that which resists.
A certain hindrance or opposition to the passage of an


resistance ::: the opposition offered by one thing, force, etc., to another.

resistant ::: a. --> Making resistance; resisting. ::: n. --> One who, or that which, resists.

resist ::: But Savitri replied,”Thy gifts resist.

resisted ::: imp. & p. p. --> of Resist

resister ::: n. --> One who resists.

resistful ::: a. --> Making much resistance.

resistibility ::: n.. --> The quality of being resistible; resistibleness.
The quality of being resistant; resitstance.


resistible ::: a. --> Capable of being resisted; as, a resistible force.

resisting ::: p. pr. & vb. n. --> of Resist ::: a. --> Making resistance; opposing; as, a resisting medium.

resistive ::: a. --> Serving to resist.

resistless ::: a. --> Having no power to resist; making no opposition.
Incapable of being resisted; irresistible.


resists the offer (actually a bribe), knowing it to be

resistunt, vincite. Amen.

resist ::: v. t. --> To stand against; to withstand; to obstruct.
To strive against; to endeavor to counteract, defeat, or frustrate; to act in opposition to; to oppose.
To counteract, as a force, by inertia or reaction.
To be distasteful to. ::: v. i.


Resistance - Force of air on objects moving through it.


   Alpha Decay - Process in which a nucleus emits an alpha particle.


   Alpha


Resistance ::: In psychoanalysis, the client&

Resistance ::: or a resistance_level:, is the price point at which the rise in the price of a stock or a stock index is halted by the emergence of a growing number of sellers who wish to sell the stock at that price. Resistance levels can be short lived if new information comes to light that changes the overall market’s attitude toward a stock, or they can be long lasting.

Resistance

Resistance ::: The word commonly used to describe how Jews fought against the Nazis.

RESISTANCE. ::: When the soul draws towards the Divine, there may be a resistance in the mind and the common form of that is denial and doubt — which may create mental and vital su/Tering. There may again be a resistance in the vital nature ivhose principal characer is desire and the attachment to the objects of desire, and if in this field there is conflict between the soul and the vital nature, between the Divine Attraction and the pull of the Ignorance, then obviously there may be much suffer- ing of the mind and vital parts. The pbj-sical consciousness also may offer a resistance which is usually that of a fundamental inertia, an obscurity in the very stuff of the physical, an incom- prehension, an inability to respond to the higher consciousness, a habit of helplessly responding to the lower mechanically, even when it docs not want to do so ; both lital and physical suffer- ing may be the consequence. There is, moreover, the resistance of the Universal Nature which does not want the being to escape from the Ignorance into the Light. This may take the form of a vehement insistence in the continuation of the old movements, waves of them thrown on the mind and vital and body so that old ideas, impulses, desires, feelings, responses continue even after they are thrown out and rejected, and can return like an invading army from outside, until the whole nature, given to (he

adversary ::: n. --> One who is turned against another or others with a design to oppose or resist them; a member of an opposing or hostile party; an opponent; an antagonist; an enemy; a foe. ::: a. --> Opposed; opposite; adverse; antagonistic.

Having an opposing party; not unopposed; as, an


Afterwards all gets surcharged with the spiritual consciousness and there is an automatic right perception and right action of the different parts because they are controlled entirely from above and do not falsify or resist or confuse its dictates.

aM-LM-^DkaM-LM-^DsM-LM-^Aa-sM-LM-^Aakti (akasha-shakti) ::: the power of the aM-LM-^DkaM-LM-^DsM-LM-^Aa (to resist the akasa-sakti tapas).

Antitypy: The property of concepts or objects of thought to resist attribution of qualities or postulates incompatible with their semantic value and ontological nature. -- T.G.

attract ::: v. t. --> To draw to, or cause to tend to; esp. to cause to approach, adhere, or combine; or to cause to resist divulsion, separation, or decomposition.
To draw by influence of a moral or emotional kind; to engage or fix, as the mind, attention, etc.; to invite or allure; as, to attract admirers. ::: n.


bay ::: the position or stand of an animal or fugitive that is forced to turn and resist pursuers because it is no longer possible to flee. (preceded by at).

Beit Lohamei Haghettaot ::: (Heb. House of the ghetto warriors) Israeli museum established by survivors of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising to document Jewish efforts to resist the Nazi's and other oppressors.

bulkhead ::: n. --> A partition in a vessel, to separate apartments on the same deck.
A structure of wood or stone, to resist the pressure of earth or water; a partition wall or structure, as in a mine; the limiting wall along a water front.


Chit ::: Chit, the divine Consciousness, is not our mental selfawareness; that we shall find to be only a form, a lower and limited mode or movement. As we progress and awaken to the soul in us and things, we shall realise that there is a consciousness also in the plant, in the metal, in the atom, in electricity, in everything that belongs to physical nature; we shall find even that it is not really in all respects a lower or more limited mode than the mental, on the contrary it is in many "inanimate" forms more intense, rapid, poignant, though less evolved towards the surface. But this also, this consciousness of vital and physical Nature is, compared with Chit, a lower and th
   refore a limited form, mode and movement. These lower modes of consciousness are the conscious-stuff of inferior planes in one indivisible existence. In ourselves also there is in our subconscious being an action which is precisely that of the "inanimate" physical Nature whence has been constituted the basis of our physical being, another which is that of plantlife, and another which is that of the lower animal creation around us. All these are so much dominated and conditioned by the thinking and reasoning conscious-being in us that we have no real awareness of these lower planes; we are unable to perceive in their own terms what these parts of us are doing, and receive it very imperfectly in the terms and values of the thinking and reasoning mind. Still we know well enough that there is an animal in us as well as that which is characteristically human,M-bM-^@M-^Tsomething which is a creature of conscious instinct and impulse, not
   reflective or rational, as well as that which turns back in thought and will on its experience, meets it from above with the light and force of a higher plane and to some degree controls, uses and modifies it. But the animal in man is only the head of our subhuman being; below it there is much that is also sub-animal and merely vital, much that acts by an instinct and impulse of which the constituting consciousness is withdrawn behind the surface. Below this sub-animal being, there is at a further depth the subvital. When we advance in that ultra-normal self-knowledge and experience which Yoga brings with it, we become aware that the body too has a consciousness of its own; it has habits, impulses, instincts, an inert yet effective will which differs from that of the rest of our being and can resist it and condition its effectiveness. Much of the struggle in our being is due to this composite existence and the interaction of these varied and heterogeneous planes on each other. For man here is the result of an evolution and contains in himself the whole of that evolution up from the merely physical and subvital conscious being to the mental creature which at the top he is. But this evolution is really a manifestation and just as we have in us these subnormal selves and subhuman planes, so are there in us above our mental being supernormal and superhuman planes. There Chit as the universal conscious-stuff of existence takes other poises, moves out in other modes, on other principles and by other faculties of action. There is above the mind, as the old Vedic sages discovered, a Truth-plane, a plane of self-luminous, self-effective Idea, which can be turned in light and force upon our mind, reason, sentiments, impulses, sensations and use and control them in the sense of the real Truth of things just as we turn our mental reason and will upon our sense-experience and animal nature to use and control them in the sense of our rational and moral perceptions. There is no seeking, but rather natural possession; no conflict or separation between will and reason, instinct and impulse, desire and experience, idea and reality, but all are in harmony, concomitant, mutually effective, unified in their origin, in their development and in their effectuation. But beyond this plane and attainable through it are others in which the very Chit itself becomes revealed, Chit the elemental origin and primal completeness of all this varied consciousness which is here used for various formation and experience. There will and knowledge and sensation and all the rest of our faculties, powers, modes of experience are not merely harmonious, concomitant, unified, but are one being of consciousness and power of consciousness. It is this Chit which modifies itself so as to become on the Truthplane the supermind, on the mental plane the mental reason, will, emotion, sensation, on the lower planes the vital or physical instincts, impulses, habits of an obscure force not in superficially conscious possession of itself. All is Chit because all is Sat; all is various movement of the original Consciousness because all is various movement of the original Being. When we find, see or know Chit, we find also that its essence is Ananda or delight of self-existence. To possess self is to possess self-bliss; not to possess self is to be in more or less obscure search of the delight of existence. Chit eternally possesses its self-bliss; and since Chit is the universal conscious-stuff of being, conscious universal being is also in possession of conscious self-bliss, master of the universal delight of existence. The Divine whether it manifests itself in All-Quality or in No-Quality, in Personality or Impersonality, in the One absorbing the Many or in the One manifesting its essential multiplicity, is always in possession of self-bliss and all-bliss because it is always Sachchidananda. For us also to know and possess our true Self in the essential and the universal is to discover the essential and the universal delight of existence, self-bliss and all-bliss. For the universal is only the pouring out of the essential existence, consciousness and delight; and wherever and in whatever form that manifests as existence, there the essential consciousness must be and th
   refore there must be an essential delight.
   Ref: CWSA Vol. 23-24, Page: 387 - 88 - 89


cling ::: 1. To come or be in close contact with; stick or hold together and resist separation 2. To hold fast or adhere to as if by embracing. 3. To be emotionally or intellectually attached or remain close to. 4. To hold on tightly or tenaciously to. 5. To remain attached as to an idea, hope, memory, etc. clings, clung, clinging.

colluctancy ::: n. --> A struggling to resist; a striving against; resistance; opposition of nature.

combat ::: v. i. --> To struggle or contend, as with an opposing force; to fight. ::: v. t. --> To fight with; to oppose by force, argument, etc.; to contend against; to resist.

contention ::: n. --> A violent effort or struggle to obtain, or to resist, something; contest; strife.
Strife in words; controversy; altercation; quarrel; dispute; as, a bone of contention.
Vehemence of endeavor; eagerness; ardor; zeal.
A point maintained in an argument, or a line of argument taken in its support; the subject matter of discussion or strife; a position taken or contended for.


contest ::: v. t. --> To make a subject of dispute, contention, litigation, or emulation; to contend for; to call in question; to controvert; to oppose; to dispute.
To strive earnestly to hold or maintain; to struggle to defend; as, the troops contested every inch of ground.
To make a subject of litigation; to defend, as a suit; to dispute or resist; as a claim, by course of law; to controvert.


contradict ::: v. t. --> To assert the contrary of; to oppose in words; to take issue with; to gainsay; to deny the truth of, as of a statement or a speaker; to impugn.
To be contrary to; to oppose; to resist. ::: v. i. --> To oppose in words; to gainsay; to deny, or assert


critic, severe censurer, one who is constantly blaming others or accusing himself, vindictive. This term is often used to describe the self-reproaching aspect of the nafs as it begins to resist carnal desires. (used in the Qur'an 75:2) From the Arabic root l-w-m meaning to blame, censure, rebuke, reprimand.

cryptography "cryptography" The practise and study of {encryption} and {decryption} - encoding data so that it can only be decoded by specific individuals. A system for encrypting and decrypting data is a cryptosystem. These usually involve an {algorithm} for combining the original data ("{plaintext}") with one or more "keys" - numbers or strings of characters known only to the sender and/or recipient. The resulting output is known as "{ciphertext}". The security of a cryptosystem usually depends on the secrecy of (some of) the keys rather than with the supposed secrecy of the {algorithm}. A strong cryptosystem has a large range of possible keys so that it is not possible to just try all possible keys (a "{brute force}" approach). A strong cryptosystem will produce ciphertext which appears random to all standard statistical tests. A strong cryptosystem will resist all known previous methods for breaking codes ("{cryptanalysis}"). See also {cryptology}, {public-key encryption}, {RSA}. {Usenet} newsgroups: {news:sci.crypt}, {news:sci.crypt.research}. {FAQ} {MIT (ftp://rtfm.mit.edu/pub/usenet/news.answers/cryptography-faq/)}. {Cryptography glossary (http://io.com/~ritter/GLOSSARY.HTM

cryptography ::: (cryptography) The practise and study of encryption and decryption - encoding data so that it can only be decoded by specific individuals. A system - numbers or strings of characters known only to the sender and/or recipient. The resulting output is known as ciphertext.The security of a cryptosystem usually depends on the secrecy of (some of) the keys rather than with the supposed secrecy of the algorithm. A strong A strong cryptosystem will resist all known previous methods for breaking codes (cryptanalysis).See also cryptology, public-key encryption, RSA.Usenet newsgroups: sci.crypt, sci.crypt.research.FAQ . . . .(2000-01-16)

defeat ::: v. t. --> To undo; to disfigure; to destroy.
To render null and void, as a title; to frustrate, as hope; to deprive, as of an estate.
To overcome or vanquish, as an army; to check, disperse, or ruin by victory; to overthrow.
To resist with success; as, to defeat an assault. ::: v.


defence ::: 1. Something that defends, as a fortification, something built to resist an enemy. 3. The act of defending against attack, danger, or injury.

defenseless ::: a. --> Destitute of defense; unprepared to resist attack; unable to oppose; unprotected.

defiance ::: n. --> The act of defying, putting in opposition, or provoking to combat; a challenge; a provocation; a summons to combat.
A state of opposition; willingness to flight; disposition to resist; contempt of opposition.
A casting aside; renunciation; rejection.


deforce ::: v. --> To keep from the rightful owner; to withhold wrongfully the possession of, as of lands or a freehold.
To resist the execution of the law; to oppose by force, as an officer in the execution of his duty.


documentation "programming" The multiple kilograms of macerated, pounded, steamed, bleached, and pressed trees that accompany most modern software or hardware products (see also {tree-killer}). Hackers seldom read paper documentation and (too) often resist writing it; they prefer theirs to be terse and {on-line}. A common comment on this predilection is "You can't {grep} dead trees". See {drool-proof paper}, {verbiage}, {treeware}. [{Jargon File}] (2003-10-25)

documentation ::: (programming) The multiple kilograms of macerated, pounded, steamed, bleached, and pressed trees that accompany most modern software or hardware (too) often resist writing it; they prefer theirs to be terse and on-line. A common comment on this predilection is You can't grep dead trees.See drool-proof paper, verbiage, treeware.[Jargon File](2003-10-25)

Dwaya. (P. DvM-DM-^Ara). The third largest monastic fraternity (B. GAING; P. gana, cf. NIKM-DM-^@YA) of modern Myanmar (Burmese) Buddhism, following the THUDHAMMA (P. SudhammM-DM-^A) and the SHWEGYIN fraternities. The Dwaya fraternity was founded as a dissident group within the Burmese sangha (S. SAMGHA) in the mid-nineteenth century by the Okpo Sayadaw, U Okkamwuntha (P. OkkaMvaMsa), who hailed from the Okpo region between Yangon (Rangoon) and Bago (Pegu) in Lower Burma. During his lifetime, Lower Burma was conquered by the British with the result that many Buddhist monks fled north to seek the protection of the Burmese crown. The Okpo Sayadaw recommended against this move, claiming that if the sangha strictly observed the VINAYA, it did not need royal protection but could resist the political and religious encroachments of the British and their Christian missionaries on its own. This led him to challenge the authority of the Burmese king to direct sangha affairs in the British-controlled south. In 1857, he seceded from the royally backed Thudhamma fraternity and established an independent ordination line that came to be known as the Dwaya Gaing. The fraternity derives its name from the Okpo Sayadaw's interpretation of the correct way to take refuge in the three jewels (P. ratanattaya; S. RATNATRAYA), viz., not through one's literal acts (P. kamma; S. KARMAN) of body, speech, and mind, but rather through the "doors" (B. dwaya; P. dvM-DM-^Ara) or "intentions" that inform one's acts of body, speech, and mind. True worship thus derives from correct mental volition (CETANM-DM-^@), not from ritual acts themselves. The Dwaya fraternity is well-known for its strict interpretation of the vinaya, and sectarian aloofness. Dwaya monks are not allowed to handle money or even to use umbrellas, preferring instead large fans made of palmyra leaf; they also are prohibited from living, eating, or otherwise associating with members of other monastic fraternities. Following the Okpo Sayadaw's death, the fraternity split into rival factions. As of 1980, the Burmese Ministry of Religious Affairs officially recognizes three independent Dwaya gaing.

embalm ::: v. t. --> To anoint all over with balm; especially, to preserve from decay by means of balm or other aromatic oils, or spices; to fill or impregnate (a dead body), with aromatics and drugs that it may resist putrefaction.
To fill or imbue with sweet odor; to perfume.
To preserve from decay or oblivion as if with balm; to perpetuate in remembrance.


fortify ::: v. t. --> To add strength to; to strengthen; to confirm; to furnish with power to resist attack.
To strengthen and secure by forts or batteries, or by surrounding with a wall or ditch or other military works; to render defensible against an attack by hostile forces. ::: v. i.


fortitude ::: n. --> Power to resist attack; strength; firmness.
That strength or firmness of mind which enables a person to encounter danger with coolness and courage, or to bear pain or adversity without murmuring, depression, or despondency; passive courage; resolute endurance; firmness in confronting or bearing up against danger or enduring trouble.


gainstand ::: v. t. --> To withstand; to resist.

Griffin, Grypes (Latin) [plural of gryps; cf Greek gryph] A creature supposed to have the fore parts and wings of an eagle and the hind parts of a lion, with either the head of a lion or an eagle; in some forms there is also a serpentM-bM-^@M-^Ys tail. It belongs to the general class of dragons, chimeras, etc., which may be symbolic representations of abstractions, reminiscences of extinct animals, or the actual forms presented to the eye of a seer by certain cosmic powers M-bM-^@M-^T a familiar ancient Greek idea. Assyrian, Persian, and Greek griffins were generally represented as savage guardians of treasure, which shows them to be some of the natural energies which the individual has to defy in order to obtain such treasure. They are one way of representing the powers that guard and govern the lower kingdoms of nature, and which resist and menace whoever challenges their power and treasure; whence they appear as horrific monsters.

hack mode "jargon" Engaged in {hack}ing. A Zen-like state of total focus on The Problem that may be achieved when one is hacking (this is why every good hacker is part mystic). Ability to enter such concentration at will correlates strongly with wizardliness; it is one of the most important skills learned during {larval stage}. Sometimes amplified as "deep hack mode". Being yanked out of hack mode (see {priority interrupt}) may be experienced as a physical shock, and the sensation of being in hack mode is more than a little habituating. The intensity of this experience is probably by itself sufficient explanation for the existence of hackers, and explains why many resist being promoted out of positions where they can code. See also {cyberspace}. Some aspects of hackish etiquette will appear quite odd to an observer unaware of the high value placed on hack mode. For example, if someone appears at your door, it is perfectly okay to hold up a hand (without turning one's eyes away from the screen) to avoid being interrupted. One may read, type, and interact with the computer for quite some time before further acknowledging the other's presence (of course, he or she is reciprocally free to leave without a word). The understanding is that you might be in {hack mode} with a lot of delicate state in your head, and you dare not {swap} that context out until you have reached a good point to pause. See also {juggling eggs}. [{Jargon File}] (1996-07-31)

hack mode ::: (jargon) Engaged in hacking. A Zen-like state of total focus on The Problem that may be achieved when one is hacking (this is why every good hacker with wizardliness; it is one of the most important skills learned during larval stage. Sometimes amplified as deep hack mode.Being yanked out of hack mode (see priority interrupt) may be experienced as a physical shock, and the sensation of being in hack mode is more than a little explanation for the existence of hackers, and explains why many resist being promoted out of positions where they can code. See also cyberspace.Some aspects of hackish etiquette will appear quite odd to an observer unaware of the high value placed on hack mode. For example, if someone appears at your in your head, and you dare not swap that context out until you have reached a good point to pause. See also juggling eggs.[Jargon File] (1996-07-31)

hard ::: superl. --> Not easily penetrated, cut, or separated into parts; not yielding to pressure; firm; solid; compact; -- applied to material bodies, and opposed to soft; as, hard wood; hard flesh; a hard apple.
Difficult, mentally or judicially; not easily apprehended, decided, or resolved; as a hard problem.
Difficult to accomplish; full of obstacles; laborious; fatiguing; arduous; as, a hard task; a disease hard to cure.
Difficult to resist or control; powerful.


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

impregnable ::: a. --> Not to be stormed, or taken by assault; incapable of being subdued; able to resist attack; unconquerable; as, an impregnable fortress; impregnable virtue.
Capable of being impregnated, as the egg of an animal, or the ovule of a plant.


In mitmachen, the patient's body can be put into any posture, despite instructions given that the patient resist.

irresistible ::: impossible to resist. irresistibly.

Jhumur: M-bM-^@M-^\Law is capital, it has to be! It is a very powerful dominating force, a force of resistance, a force of refusal, whatever in us denies the acceptance of light. If this law were not there then there would be an immediate rising into the light and there would be perhaps no play of the manifestation. For a long time there was a kind of a backward pull for each forward attempt so that you would have to work your way up from below and these lower levels have their very strong demands or pulls to resist. Slowly you have to take up all these movements and rise, otherwise the spirit would have risen really without any restriction and that would not have been what the divine intention was, to manifest here in the inconscient, the Divine.M-bM-^@M-^]

KM-EM--msansa. (M-iM-^GM-^QM-eM-1M-1M-eM-/M-:). In Korean, "Gold Mountain Monastery," the seventeenth district monastery (PONSA) of the contemporary CHOGYE order of Korean Buddhism; located on Moak Mountain near Kimje in North Cholla province. The monastery was founded in 600 CE and grew quickly. The Silla monk CHINP'YO (fl. c. 800), one of the early figures associated with the transmission of the monastic regulations (VINAYA) to Korea, was responsible for a major expansion of the monastery that took place between 762 and 766. Chinp'yo dedicated the monastery to the BODHISATTVA MAITREYA and built a three-story main shrine hall, or TAEUNG CHoN, which is dominated by the golden 39-ft. high statue of Maitreya, standing in the gesture of fearlessness (ABHAYAMUDRM-DM-^@) between two attendants who are both 29-ft. high. The south wall of the hall is decorated with a T'AENGHWA painting of Maitreya conferring the monastic rules (vinaya) on Chinp'yo. The monastery was expanded again in 1079 by the Koryo YOGM-DM-^@CM-DM-^@RA monk Hyedok Sohyon (1038-1096), who added several additional hermitages and sanctuaries; a STuPA reputed to enshrine his sARM-DM-*RA is located on the monastery grounds. In 1596, the Japanese burned the monastery, whose monks had organized a 1,500-man force to resist the Hideyoshi invasion force. The oldest buildings currently on the site date to 1635, when the monastery was reconstructed under the leadership of the monk Sumun (d.u.). The scriptural repository (Taejang chon) at KM-EM--msansa was built in 1652 but moved to its current site in 1922; inside can be found images of sM-DM-^@KYAMUNI and the two ARHATs MAHM-DM-^@KM-DM-^@sYAPA and M-DM-^@NANDA. The wooden building is quite ornate and is one of the best-preserved examples of its type from the Choson period. There are various other items of note on the monastery campus, including a hexagonal stone pagoda made from slate capped by granite, another five-story pagoda, and a stone bell resembling those at T'ONGDOSA and Silluksa. Carvings on the bell date it to the Koryo dynasty and depict buddhas, dharma protectors (DHARMAPM-DM-^@LA), and lotus flowers (PADMA).

Lady_Macbeth_strategy ::: is a corporate takeover scheme in which a third party poses as a white knight to gain trust, but then turns around and joins with the unfriendly party in a hostile takeover bid. Behind the scenes the hostile bidder and supposed white knight to the target company will collude to achieve their aim of acquiring a company that is trying to resist the attempt.

M-bM-^@M-^\And wisely does it [the occult doctrine] explain to us that Ahura is our own inner, truly personal God and that he is our Spiritual light and the M-bM-^@M-^XCreator of the material worldM-bM-^@M-^Y M-bM-^@M-^T i.e., the architect and shaper of the Microcosm M-bM-^@M-^T Man, when the latter knows how to resist Angra-Mainyu, or Kama M-bM-^@M-^T lust or material desires M-bM-^@M-^T by relying on him who overshadows him, the Ahura-Mazda or Spiritual Essence. . . . Ahura-Mazda is also the Father of Tistrya, the rain-bestowing god (the 6th principle) that fructifies the parched soil of the 5th and 4th, and helps them to bear good fruit through their own exertions, i.e., by tasting of Haoma, the tree of eternal life, through spiritual enlightenmentM-bM-^@M-^] (BCW 4:520-23).

M-bM-^@M-^\The human vital and physical external nature resist to the very end, but if the soul has once heard the call, it arrives, sooner or later.M-bM-^@M-^] Letters on Yoga

Mitgehen is an extreme form of mitmachen in which very slight pressure leads to movement in any direction, also called the "anglepoise" effect or "anglepoise lamp sign". This is done despite instructions that the patient resist the pressure, as the patient often views the slight pressure as forcibly grasping and moving the patient.

Molotov Cocktail ::: A homemade grenade consisting of a flammable liquid encased in a bottle. First used by Finnish soldiers to resist the Soviet invasion in 1940 and were named in honor of the Soviet foreign minister.

Nirgrantha-JNM-DM-^AtM-DM-+putra. (P. Nigantha-NM-DM-^Ataputta; T. Gcer bu pa gnyen gyi bu; C. Nijiantuo Ruotizi; J. Nikenda'nyakudaishi; K. Nigonda Yajeja M-eM-0M-resist the Buddha's charisma and defeat him in argument. When he discovered that UpM-DM-^Ali, too, had lost the debate and accepted the Buddha as his teacher, he vomited blood in rage and died soon thereafter. Buddhist sources claim that, on his deathbed, NM-DM-^Ataputta realized the futility of his own teachings and hoped that his followers would accept the Buddha as their teacher. In order to sow the discord that would result in their conversion, NM-DM-^Ataputta taught contradictory doctrines at the end of his life, teaching one disciple that his view was a form of annihilationism and another that his view was a form of eternalism. As a result, the Nigantha sect fell into discord and fragmented soon after his death. (This account, predictably, does not appear in Jaina sources.) News of NM-DM-^Ataputta's death prompted SM-DM-^Ariputta (S. sM-DM-^@RIPUTRA) to recite a synopsis of the Buddha's teachings to the assembled SAMGHA in a discourse titled SAnGM-DM-*TISUTTA. NM-DM-^Ataputta is often listed in Buddhist texts as one of six non-Buddhist (tM-DM-+rthika) teachers. See NIRGRANTHA; JAINA.

Obsession The act of besieging, or the state of being bothered or besieged by a foreign personality, especially by an evil spirit, before demonic possession. This condition is found among the sufferers from insanity, epilepsy, hysteria, drug addiction, dipsomania, severe asthmas, and mediumship; these sufferers are found to be suitable, negative instruments or vehicles through which disimbodied entities of strong desire can contact sensuous life. Sometimes, even where organic degeneration is found to be present, questions arise whether this is the cause or the effect of continued nervous and mental wrongs. These latter are striking evidence of the vexing or besieging influence which appears in varying degrees, of restlessness with inner tension, of clouded consciousness, inhibition of will, unusual irritability, vague fears, suicidal impulses, epileptic befogged states, and sudden impulsions, criminal and otherwise. In these disorders those afflicted, although karmically sensitive to psychic conditions and influences, often retain enough normal resistance against surrendering to abnormal control to account for the many-sided inner conflict of the siege. This subjective conflict is sometimes disclosed, as in a patient who, subject to attacks of impulsive violence, anticipates them and asks to be restrained. Thus, psychiatrists note that in the insane, the will power to resist wrongdoing is usually lost before moral judgment is gone. Sometimes the inner man knows that he is not sane and longs for help, but cannot make himself understood.

oppose ::: n. --> To place in front of, or over against; to set opposite; to exhibit.
To put in opposition, with a view to counterbalance or countervail; to set against; to offer antagonistically.
To resist or antagonize by physical means, or by arguments, etc.; to contend against; to confront; to resist; to withstand; as, to oppose the king in battle; to oppose a bill in Congress.
To compete with; to strive against; as, to oppose a rival


oppugn ::: v. t. --> To fight against; to attack; to be in conflict with; to oppose; to resist.

Other main works: The Will to Believe and Other Essays in Popular Philosophy, 1897; Varieties of Religious Experience: A Study in Human Nature, 1902; Pragmatism: A New Name for Some Old Ways of Thinking, 1907; A Pluralistic Universe, 1909; Some Problems of Philosophy, 1911; Essays in Radical Empiricism, 1912. Cf. R. B. Perry, Thought and Character of William. James, 2 vols., 1935. Jansenism: The teaching of Cornelius Jansen, latinized Jansenius (1585-1638), Bishop of Ypres, and his followers in France and Holland. Its most significant doctrines were the total corruption of human nature owing to original sin, man's inability to resist either concupiscence or grace implying the denial of free will, predestination, and the denial that Christ died for all men without exception. The Jansenists were characterized by an unusual harshness, severity of manners, and moral rigorism. The doctrine was condemned by the Church. -- J.J.R.

outface ::: v. t. --> To face or look (one) out of countenance; to resist or bear down by bold looks or effrontery; to brave.

outstand ::: v. i. --> To stand out, or project, from a surface or mass; hence, to remain standing out. ::: v. t. --> To resist effectually; to withstand; to sustain without yielding.
To stay beyond.


Parts of the Being ::: In the Yoga one becomes aware of the different parts and their proper action, and puts each in its place and to its proper action under the control of the higher consciousness or else under the control of the Divine Power. Afterwards all gets surcharged with the spiritual consciousness and there is an automatic right perception and right action of the different parts because they are controlled entirely from above and do not falsify or resist or confuse its dictates.
   Ref: CWSA Vol. 35, Page: 80-81


pencil and paper ::: An archaic information storage and transmission device that works by depositing smears of graphite on bleached wood pulp. More recent developments in deprecate pencil-and-paper technology and often resist using it in any but the most trivial contexts.[Jargon File] (1994-12-06)

pencil and paper An archaic information storage and transmission device that works by depositing smears of graphite on bleached wood pulp. More recent developments in paper-based technology include improved "write-once" update devices which use tiny rolling heads similar to mouse balls to deposit coloured pigment. All these devices require an operator skilled at so-called "handwriting" technique. These technologies are ubiquitous outside hackerdom, but nearly forgotten inside it. Most hackers had terrible handwriting to begin with, and years of keyboarding tend to have encouraged it to degrade further. Perhaps for this reason, hackers deprecate pencil-and-paper technology and often resist using it in any but the most trivial contexts. [{Jargon File}] (1994-12-06)

pinnacle ::: n. --> An architectural member, upright, and generally ending in a small spire, -- used to finish a buttress, to constitute a part in a proportion, as where pinnacles flank a gable or spire, and the like. Pinnacles may be considered primarily as added weight, where it is necessary to resist the thrust of an arch, etc.
Anything resembling a pinnacle; a lofty peak; a pointed summit.


printed circuit board "hardware" (PCB) A thin board to which electronic components are fixed by solder. Component leads and {integrated circuit} pins may pass through holes ("vias") in the board or they may be {surface mounted}, in which case no holes are required (though they may still be used to connect different layers). The simplest kind of PCB has components and wires on one side and interconnections (the printed circuit) on the other. PCBs may have components mounted on both sides and may have many internal layers, allowing more connections to fit in the same board area. Boards with internal conductor layers usually have "plated-through holes" to improve the electrical connection to the internal layers. The connections are metal strips (usually copper). The pattern of connections is often produced using photo-resist and acid etching. Boards, especially those for high frequency circuits such as modern {microprocessors}, usually have one or more "{ground planes}" and "power planes" which are large areas of copper for greater current carrying ability. A computer or other electronic system might be built from several PCBs, e.g. processor, memory, graphics controller, disk controller etc. These boards might all plug into a {motherboard} or {backplane} or be connected by a {ribbon cable}. (1995-05-01)

printed circuit board ::: (hardware) (PCB) A thin board to which electronic components are fixed by solder. Component leads and integrated circuit pins may pass through holes (vias) in the board or they may be surface mounted, in which case no holes are required (though they may still be used to connect different layers).The simplest kind of PCB has components and wires on one side and interconnections (the printed circuit) on the other. PCBs may have components usually have plated-through holes to improve the electrical connection to the internal layers.The connections are metal strips (usually copper). The pattern of connections is often produced using photo-resist and acid etching. Boards, especially those for ground planes and power planes which are large areas of copper for greater current carrying ability.A computer or other electronic system might be built from several PCBs, e.g. processor, memory, graphics controller, disk controller etc. These boards might all plug into a motherboard or backplane or be connected by a ribbon cable. (1995-05-01)

proof-armoured ::: with the power to resist; strong; invulnerable.

react ::: v. t. --> To act or perform a second time; to do over again; as, to react a play; the same scenes were reacted at Rome. ::: v. i. --> To return an impulse or impression; to resist the action of another body by an opposite force; as, every body reacts on the body that impels it from its natural state.

rebel ::: v. i. --> Pertaining to rebels or rebellion; acting in revolt; rebellious; as, rebel troops.
To renounce, and resist by force, the authority of the ruler or government to which one owes obedience. See Rebellion.
To be disobedient to authority; to assume a hostile or insubordinate attitude; to revolt. ::: n.


reluctate ::: v. i. --> To struggle against anything; to resist; to oppose.

repel ::: 1. To push back or away by a force, as one body acting upon another (as opposed to attract). 2. To refuse to accept; reject. 3. To refuse to have to do with; resist involvement with. 4. To force or drive back (something or somebody, esp. an attacker). repels, repelled.

repel ::: v. t. --> To drive back; to force to return; to check the advance of; to repulse as, to repel an enemy or an assailant.
To resist or oppose effectually; as, to repel an assault, an encroachment, or an argument. ::: v. i. --> To act with force in opposition to force impressed; to


repugn ::: v. t. --> To fight against; to oppose; to resist.

repulsion ::: n. --> The act of repulsing or repelling, or the state of being repulsed or repelled.
A feeling of violent offence or disgust; repugnance.
The power, either inherent or due to some physical action, by which bodies, or the particles of bodies, are made to recede from each other, or to resist each other&


resigned ::: imp. & p. p. --> of Resign ::: a. --> Submissive; yielding; not disposed to resist or murmur.

sea wall ::: --> A wall, or embankment, to resist encroachments of the sea.

seaworthiness ::: n. --> The state or quality of being seaworthy, or able to resist the ordinary violence of wind and weather.

solid ::: a. --> Having the constituent parts so compact, or so firmly adhering, as to resist the impression or penetration of other bodies; having a fixed form; hard; firm; compact; -- opposed to fluid and liquid or to plastic, like clay, or to incompact, like sand.
Not hollow; full of matter; as, a solid globe or cone, as distinguished from a hollow one; not spongy; dense; hence, sometimes, heavy.
Having all the geometrical dimensions; cubic; as, a solid


solidity ::: n. --> The state or quality of being solid; density; consistency, -- opposed to fluidity; compactness; fullness of matter, -- opposed to openness or hollowness; strength; soundness, -- opposed to weakness or instability; the primary quality or affection of matter by which its particles exclude or resist all others; hardness; massiveness.
Moral firmness; soundness; strength; validity; truth; certainty; -- as opposed to weakness or fallaciousness; as, the


strength ::: n. --> The quality or state of being strong; ability to do or to bear; capacity for exertion or endurance, whether physical, intellectual, or moral; force; vigor; power; as, strength of body or of the arm; strength of mind, of memory, or of judgment.
Power to resist force; solidity or toughness; the quality of bodies by which they endure the application of force without breaking or yielding; -- in this sense opposed to frangibility; as, the strength of a bone, of a beam, of a wall, a rope, and the like.


strull ::: n. --> A bar so placed as to resist weight.

SYSKEY ::: (cryptography, operating system, security) A utility that encrpyts the hashed password information in a SAM database using a 128-bit encryption key.SYSKEY was an optional feature added in Windows NT 4.0 SP3. It was meant to protect against offline password cracking attacks so that the SAM database would indicates that a certain form of cryptoanalytic attack is possible offline. A brute-force attack then appeared to be possible.Microsoft later collaborated with BindView to issue a fix (dubbed the 'Syskey Bug') which appears to have been settled and SYSKEY pronounced secure enough to resist brute-force attack.According to Todd Sabin of the BindView team RAZOR, the pre-RC3 versions of Windows 2000 were also affected. . . .(2000-07-16)

SYSKEY "cryptography, operating system, security" A utility that {encrpyts} the {hashed} {password} information in a {SAM} database using a 128-bit {encryption key}. SYSKEY was an optional feature added in {Windows NT} 4.0 SP3. It was meant to protect against {offline} password {cracking} attacks so that the SAM database would still be secure even if someone had a copy of it. However, in December 1999, a security team from {BindView (http://bindview.com/)} found a security hole in SYSKEY which indicates that a certain form of {cryptoanalytic} attack is possible offline. A {brute-force attack} then appeared to be possible. Microsoft later collaborated with BindView to issue a fix (dubbed the 'Syskey Bug') which appears to have been settled and SYSKEY pronounced secure enough to resist brute-force attack. According to Todd Sabin of the BindView team RAZOR, the pre-RC3 versions of {Windows 2000} were also affected. {BindView Security Advisory (http://packetstorm.securify.com/9912-exploits/bindview.syskey.txt)}. {BindView press release (http://bindview.com/news/99/1222.html)}. {Microsoft bulletin (http://microsoft.com/Security/Bulletins/ms99-056.asp)}. (2000-07-16)

T2 ::: a union of two of the three elements of T3; (in 1914) abbreviation of telepathy-trikaM-LM-^Dladr.s.t.i, a combination of the knowledge faculties of T3; (usually, from 1917 onwards) abbreviation of trikaM-LM-^Dladr.s.t.itapassiddhi, representing a united action of the higher faculties of knowledge and will, with telepathy included in or replaced by trikaM-LM-^Dladr.s.t.i; in the last entries of 1927, this is associated with a "passive-active attitude . . . in which the Ishwara determines and the Powers [of the Overmind] may for a time resist and even modify temporarily what he has determined, but must now or in the end help to carry out his willM-bM-^@M-^].

::: "The human vital and physical external nature resist to the very end, but if the soul has once heard the call, it arrives, sooner or later.M-bM-^@M-^] Letters on Yoga

Therefore, while our effort is personal. Time appears as a resist- ance, for It presents to us all the obstruction of the forces that conflict with our own. When the divine working and the per- sonal are combined in our consciousness, It appears as a medium and condition. When the two become one, it appears as a servant and instrument.

"The true mm of old did not know what it was to love life or to have death. He did not rejoice in birth nor resist death. Spontaneously he went, spontaneously he came that was all. He did not forget whence he came, nor did he seek whence he would end. He accepted things gladly, and returned them to nature without reminiscence. This is called not to hurt Tao with the human heart, nor to assist heaven with man." (Chuang Tzu, between 399-295 B.C.)

to resist the temptations or the person of the archM-BM-,

Underground ::: A secret network which is organized to resist authority.

whinstone ::: n. --> A provincial name given in England to basaltic rocks, and applied by miners to other kind of dark-colored unstratified rocks which resist the point of the pick. -- for example, to masses of chert. Whin-dikes, and whin-sills, are names sometimes given to veins or beds of basalt.

whiteboy ::: n. --> A favorite. ::: a. --> One of an association of poor Roman catholics which arose in Ireland about 1760, ostensibly to resist the collection of tithes, the members of which were so called from the white shirts they wore in their nocturnal raids.

withstand ::: prep. --> To stand against; to oppose; to resist, either with physical or moral force; as, to withstand an attack of troops; to withstand eloquence or arguments.

Zeno the Stoic: (c. 340-265 B.C.) A native of Cyprus and the founder of the Stoic School in Athens. His philosophy was built on the principle that reality is a rational order in which nature is controlled by laws of Reason, interpreted in the vein of pantheism. Men's lives are guided by Providence against which it is futile to resist and to which wise men willingly submit. -- R.B.W.



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1:Fortune resists half-hearted prayers. ~ Ovid,
2:Resist much, obey little. ~ Walt Whitman, @JoshuaOakley,
3:"Suffering is when we resist the moment." ~ Kamal Ravikant, @CharlesAFrancis,
4:For every man there exists a bait which he cannot resist swallowing. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
5:"Failure-resistant is achievable; failure-free is not." ~ Nassim Nicholas Taleb, @CharlesAFrancis,
6:One description of faith involves letting go of our resistance to receiving. ~ Taigen Dan Leighton,
7:Habit, if not resisted, soon becomes necessity. ~ Saint Augustine of Hippo,
8:If anything could stand still, it would be crushed and dissipated by the torrent it resisted.
   ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
9:"There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor." ~ Charles Dickens, @CharlesAFrancis,
10:"Whether we like it or not, change comes, and the greater the resistance, the greater the pain." ~ Alan Watts, @CharlesAFrancis,
11:Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin. ~ Hebrews XII. 4, the Eternal Wisdom
12:"It is the nature of the wise to resist pleasures, but the foolish to be a slave to them." ~ Epictetus, @CharlesAFrancis,
13:Devotion is the secret key, for God cannot resist the outpourings of great love from a true devotee's heart. ~ PARAMAHAMSA YOGANANDA, @srkpashramam
14:The fatigue comes from the resistance and the worry, do not worry, let yourself go, and the fatigue will go also.
   ~ The Mother,
15:World bound men, cannot resist the temptation of women and gold and direct their minds to God. ~ Sri Ramakrishna, @OmRamaKrishna,
16:The most powerful way to resist evil is to sit with good friends who have turned their faces to God. ~ Rumi, @Sufi_Path
17:Human feeling is like the mighty rivers that bless the earth: it does not wait for beauty ~ it flows with resistless force and brings beauty with it. , @JoshuaOakley,
18:Thus little by little the enemy invades the soul, if it is not resisted from the beginning. ~ Imitation of Christ, the Eternal Wisdom
19:Force cannot resist intelligence; in spite of force, in spite of men, intelligence passes on and triumphs. ~ Ramayana, the Eternal Wisdom
20:It is by resisting the passions, not by yielding to them that one finds true peace in the heart. ~ Imitation of Christ, the Eternal Wisdom
21:The tyranny exercised over us by despondency is a strong one. We need great courage if we are to persevere in resisting this emotion. ~ Saint John Chrysostom, @Church_Father,
22:But the instruments of divine JUSTICE for punishing do act upon a soul which resists ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (DV 26.1ad13)., @Aquinas_Quotes,
23:"When you catch yourself slipping into a pool of negativity, notice how it derives from nothing other than resistance to the current situation." ~ Donna Quesada, @CharlesAFrancis,
24:Human feeling is like the mighty rivers that bless the earth: it does not wait for beauty ~ it flows with resistless force and brings beauty with it. ~ George Eliot, @JoshuaOakley,
25:Man may help or man may resist, but the Zeitgeist works, shapes, overbears, insists. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays in Philosophy and Yoga, The Greatness of the Individual,
26:or the Christian faith is resisted after it has been accepted ... and such is the unbelief of heretics ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 2-2.10.5), @Aquinas_Quotes,
27:When one has misfortune, they turn to God; but in a short time they are drawn down to the world by its irresistible attractions. ~ Sri Ramakrishna, @OmRamaKrishna,
28:The resistance with which we meet in the accomplishment of our work is proportional to its importance. With my blessings.
   ~ The Mother, Mantras Of The Mother, 10 October,
29:"Suffering is resistance to a presentation of the Truth. Happiness is deliverance from suffering, First accept Now let go." ~ Phoenix Desmond, author of "Make Love to the Universe,", (2011)., @aax9,
30:Pain is the hammer of the Gods to break
   A dead resistance in the mortals heart,
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
31:Resist not evil by doing evil in return, but make a show of resistance with a view to self-defense. This is the Dharma of a householder. ~ Sri Ramakrishna, @OmRamaKrishna,
32:The delight of eating is contrary to the health of the body unless a rational temperance resists the pleasure and withdraws from its desire what is going to be a burden. ~ Leo the Great, @Church_Father,
33:All the time of our life and faith will benefit us nothing if we do not resist, as is fitting for children of God, in this present lawless age and in the coming trials. ~ Letter of Barnabas, @Church_Father,
34:Earth cannot long resist the man whom Heaven has chosen;
Gods with him walk; his chariot is led; his arm is assisted. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems, Ilion,
35:It is very often when one thinks a particular resistance is finished and is no longer in the vital that it surges up again. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - IV, Wrong Movements of the Vital,
36:"You must ask God to give you power to fight against the sin of pride which is your greatest enemy—the root of all that is evil, and the failure of all that is good. For God resists the proud." ~ Saint Vincent de Paul, @25bjh54,
37:"Resistance is the subtlest form of attachment." ~ Eric Micha'el Leventhal, (b. 1978) Author, developmental editor and holistic educator based on the island of Maui, Hawai'i. Quote from "A Light from the Shadows,", (2012), @aax9,
38:Neither the mental effort nor the spiritual impulse can suffice, divorced from each other, to overcome the immense resistance of material Nature. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, The Threefold Life,
39:Selfishness is the only sin, meanness the only vice, hatred the only criminality. All else can easily be turned into good, but these are obstinate resisters of deity.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays Divine And Human,
40:"Now I have no choice but to see with your eyes, So I am not alone, so you are not alone." ~ Yiannis Ritsos, (1909 -1990), Greek poet, left-wing activist and an active member of the Greek Resistance during World War II, Wikipedia., @aax9,
41:Pain is the hammer of the Gods to break
A dead resistance in the mortal's heart,
His slow inertia as of living stone. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain,
42:Aspire for your will to be one with the Divine will, concentrate in the heart and be plastic to whatever experience comes, neither forcing nor resisting any spiritual experience
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters On Yoga - I,
43:By an irresistible and purely unconditioned going out from yourself and from all things, you will be lifted up to the supersubstantial ray of divine shadow, setting aside all things and turned loose from all things. ~ Pseudo-Dyonisius, @Church_Father,
44:There is not much virtue in going down the slope; all can do that for the natural gravitation of the consciousness is downward. He is the hero who resists the temptation to let himself slip, even for a moment, even to the extent of a hairs breadth.
   ~ M P Pandit,
45:"We must teach people by asking them, not telling them. Then there will be no resistance. We should try to draw the truth out of them, not inject into them. If they do not respond, it is not our fault; but if they do, we will learn much." ~ Rodney Collin, @FourthWayTweets
46:Today you're vigorous in body, fattened by luxury, and in the prime of life, with complexion fair like the flowers, strong and powerful and of irresistible energy; tomorrow you'll be an object of pity, withered by age or exhausted by sickness. ~ Saint Basil, @Church_Father,
47:Blessed be you, mighty matter, irresistible march of evolution, reality ever newborn; you who, by constantly shattering our mental categories, force us to go ever further and further in our pursuit of the truth. ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin,
48:„We must embrace struggle. Every living thing conforms to it. Everything in nature grows and struggles in its own way, establishing its own identity, insisting on it at all cost, against all resistance." "It is also good to love: because love is difficult." ~ Rilke, @FourthWayTweets
49:"At this time as a punishment for their sins Christians especially will attempt armed resistance to those who at that time are persecuting ... Because of Michael's help God's faithful children will march under his protection." ~ Saint Hildegard of Bingen, (1098-1179 AD), @GreatTribulati1
50:But the centre of all resistance is egoism and this we must pursue into every covert and disguise and drag it out and slay it; for its disguises are endless and it will cling to every shred of possible self-concealment.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga,
51:Each activity is important in its own place—an electron or a molecule or a grain may be small things in themselves, but in their place they are indispensable to the building up of a world. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - IV, Resistances, Sufferings and Falls,
52:"Love demands freedom. It always has, and it always will. We are free to resist, reject, and rebel against God's ways for us. We can have all the hell we want." ~ Rob Bell, (b.1970), author, listed by "Time" in 2011 as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World, Wikipedia., @aax9,
53:If you can resist impulse to claim each & every thought as your own, you will come to a startling conclusion: you will discover that you are the consciousness in which the thoughts appear & disappear & that mind only exists when thoughts are allowed to run free. ~ Annamalai Swami, @GnothiSea,
54:Sometimes God acts as the magnet and the devotee as the needle. God attracts the devotee to Himself. Sometimes the devotee acts as the magnet and God as the needle. Such is the attraction of the devotee that God comes to him, unable to resist his love. ~ Sri Ramakrishna, @srkpashramam
55:The charm of Maya is so irresistible, it is only when God is gracious to us that we can lift the veil and get a little glimpse of Him. All Maya is localized in ego. Take away the ego and the whole structure of Maya will fall. Then you will realize a state of perfect calmness ~ Swami Ramakrishnananda, @srkpashramam
56:Knowledge of the way is not enough - one must tread it, or if one cannot do that, allow oneself to be carried along it. The human vital and physical external nature resist to the very end, but if the soul has once heard the call, it arrives, sooner or later. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters On Yoga - II,
57:Destiny is an absolutely definite and inexorable ruler. Physical ability and moral determination count for nothing. It is impossible to perform the simplest act when the gods say "no." I have no idea how they bring pressure to bear on such occasions; I only know that it is irresistible. ~ Aleister Crowley,
58:In the texture of our bound humanity
He felt the stark resistance huge and dumb
Of our inconscient and unseeing base,
The stubborn mute rejection in life's depths,
The ignorant No in the origin of things. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri, The House of the Spirit and the New Creation,
59:Who will presume that he's living in such a way that he has no need to say to God, Forgive us our debts? Only an arrogant person... not someone who is truly great but someone puffed up with pride, who is justly resisted by the one who pours out his grace and humble. ~ Saint Augustine of Hippo, @Shermanicus,
60:Its touch can turn difficulties into opportunities, failure into success and weakness into unfaultering strength. For the grace of the Divine Mother is the sanction of the Supreme and now or tomorrow its effect is sure, a thing decreed, inevitable and irresistible.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Mother With Letters On The Mother,
61:Sometimes I think that the Agni You have kindled in me is going to burn up everything that separates me from You. What should I do to contribute to its fulfilment?

   Each time that you discover in yourself something that denies or resists, throw it into the flame of Agni, which is the fire of aspiration. 19 May 1967
   ~ The Mother, Some Answers From The Mother,
62:From the point of view of action (physical action), it is the will: you must work and build up an unshakable will. From the intellectual point of view, you must work and build up a power of concentration which nothing can shake. And if you have both, concentration and will, you will be a genius and nothing will resist you.
   ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1953, [T4],
63:Sometimes, looking at the many books I have at home, I feel I shall die before I come to the end of them, yet I cannot resist the temptation of buying new books. Whenever I walk into a bookstore and find a book on one of my hobbies - for example, Old English or Old Norse poetry - I say to myself, "What a pity I can't buy that book, for I already have a copy at home.
   ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
64:Above them is the miracle of eternal beauty, an unseizable secret of divine harmonies, the compelling magic of an irresistible universal charm and attraction that draws and holds things and forces and beings together and obliges them to meet and unite that a hidden Ananda may play from behind the veil and make of them its rhythms and its figures.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Mother With Letters On The Mother,
65:It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance. ~ Robert F. Kennedy, @JoshuaOakley,
66:Without you, without your onslaughts, without your uprootings of us, we should remain all our lives inert, stagnant, puerile, ignorant both of ourselves and of God. You who batter us and then dress our wounds, you who resist us and yield to us, you who wreck and build, you who shackle and liberate, the sap of our souls, the hand of God, the flesh of Christ: it is you, matter, that I bless. ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin,
67:In tonglen practice, when we see or feel suffering, we  breathe in with the notion of completely feeling it, accepting it, and owning it. Then we breathe out, radiating compassion, lovingkindness, freshness - anything that encourages relaxation and openness.  So you're training in softening, rather than tightening, your heart. In this practice, it's not uncommon to find yourself blocked, because you come face to face with your own fear, resistance, or whatever your personal "stuckness" happens to be at that moment. ~ Pema Chodron,
68:Difficulties are sent to us exclusively to make the realisation more perfect. Each time we try to realise something and meet with a resistance or an obstacle or even a failure - what seems to be a failure - we should know, we should never forget that it is exclusively, absolutely, so that the realisation may be more perfect. So this habit of cringing, of getting discouraged or even of feeling uncomfortable, or of abusing yourself and telling yourself: There! Again I have made a mistake - all that is absolute foolishness.
   ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II,
69:Faith in its essence is a light in the soul which turns towards the truth even when the mind doubts or the vital revolts or the physical consciousness denies it. When this extends itself to the instruments, it becomes a fixed belief in the mind, a sort of inner knowledge which resists all apparent denial by circumstances or appearances, a complete confidence, trust, adhesion in the vital and in the physical consciousness, an invariable clinging to the truth in which one has faith even when all is dark around and no cause of hope seems to be there. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters On Yoga - II,
70:When a nation which has long groaned under the intolerable yoke of a tyrant rises at last and throws off its chains, do you call that weakness? The man who, to rescue his house from the flames, finds his physical strength redoubled, so that he lifts burdens with ease which in the absence of excitement he could scarcely move; he who under the rage of an insult attacks and puts to flight half a score of his enemies,-are such persons to be called weak? My good friend, if resistance be strength, how can the highest degree of resistance be a weakness? ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,
71:It will generally be found that, as soon as the terrors of life reach the point at which they outweigh the terrors of death, a man will put an end to his life. But the terrors of death offer considerable resistance; they stand like a sentinel at the gate leading out of this world. Perhaps there is no man alive who would not have already put an end to his life, if this end had been of a purely negative character, a sudden stoppage of existence. There is something positive about it; it is the destruction of the body; and a man shrinks from that, because his body is the manifestation of the will to live. ~ Arthur Schopenhauer,
72:Apart from the individual difficulty there is a general difficulty in the physical earth-nature. Physical nature is slow and inert and unwilling to change; its tendency is to be still and take long periods of time for a little progress. It is very difficult for even the strongest mental or vital or even psychic will to overcome this inertia. It is only by bringing down constantly the consciousness and force and light from above that it can be done. Therefore there must be a constant will and aspiration for that and for the change and it must be a steady and patient will not tired out even by the utmost resistance of the physical nature.
   ~ SATM?,
73:I don't know whether this world has a meaning that transcends it. But I know that I cannot know that meaning and that it is impossible for me just now to know it. What can a meaning outside my condition mean to me? I can understand only in human terms. What I touch, what resists me ~ that I understand. And these two certainties ~ my appetite for the absolute and for unity and the impossibility of reducing this world to a rational and reasonable principle ~ I also know that I cannot reconcile them. What other truth can I admit without lying, without bringing in a hope I lack and which means nothing within the limits of my conditions?, @JoshuaOakley,
74:There are only three fundamental obstacles that can stand in the way: (1) Absence of faith or insufficient faith. (2) Egoism - the mind clinging to its own ideas, the vital preferring its own desires to a true surrender, the physical adhering to its own habits. (3) Some inertia or fundamental resistance in the consciousness, not willing to change because it is too much of an effort or because it does not want to believe in its own capacity or the power of the Divine - or for some other more subconscient reason. You have to see for yourself which of these it is.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters On Yoga - III, Difficulties of the Path,
75:There are two factors that have to be considered in the matter [the causes of illness]. There is what comes from outside and there is what comes from your inner condition. Your inner condition becomes a cause of illness when there is a resistance or revolt in it or when there is some part in you that does not respond to the protection; or even there may be something there that almost willingly and wilfully calls in the adverse forces. It is enough if there is a slight movement of this kind in you; the hostile forces are at once upon you and their attack takes often the form of illness. ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1929-1931,
76:There are two ways to slide easily through life; to believe everything or doubt everything. Both ways save us from thinking. The majority take the line of least resistance, preferring to have their thinking done for them; they accept ready-made individual, private doctrines as their own and follow them more or less blindly. Every generation looks upon its own creeds as true and permanent and has a mingled smile of pity and contempt for the prejudices of the past. For two hundred or more generations of our historical past this attitude has been repeated two hundred or more times, and unless we are very careful our children will have the same attitude toward us. ~ Alfred Korzybski,
77:Mother, if there is a part in one's nature that does not open, what is the method of aspiring so that this part may open?

You may aspire that this part may open - let the part that is open aspire for the other to open. It will open after a certain time; one must continue, persist. That is the only thing to do. There is something that does not want it, an acute resistance there, which does not want it. It is like a stubborn child: "I don't want it, I shall remain what I am, I won't move."... It does not say, "I am pleased with myself", because it does not dare. But the truth is it is quite self-satisfied, it does not budge. ~ The Mother, Question and Answers, Volume-6, page no.116),
78:Although, with insight and good will, the shadow can to some extent be assimilated into the conscious personality, experience shows that there are certain features which offer the most obstinate resistance to moral control and prove almost impossible to influence. These resistances are usually bound up with projections, which are not recognized as such, and their recognition is a moral achievement beyond the ordinary. While some traits peculiar to the shadow can be recognized without too much difficulty as one's personal qualities, in this case both insight and good will are unavailing because the cause of the emotion appears to lie, beyond all possibility of doubt, in the other person. ~ Carl Jung, CW 9ii, par. 16.,
79:the souls influence through other parts of our being :::
...These are parts of the being under its influence and manifesting something of it. So, very often people enter into contact with these parts and this gives them illuminations, great joy, revelations, and they feel they have found their soul. But it is only the part of the being under its influence, one part or another, for ... I have already said many times that when one enters consciously into contact with one's soul and the union is established, it is over, it can no longer be undone, it is something permanent, constant, which resists everything, and which, at any moment whatever, if referred to can be found... ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1955,
80:Although our fallen minds forget to climb,
   Although our human stuff resists or breaks,
   She keeps her will that hopes to divinise clay;
   Failure cannot repress, defeat o'erthrow;
   Time cannot weary her nor the Void subdue,
   The ages have not made her passion less;
   No victory she admits of Death or Fate.
   Always she drives the soul to new attempt;
   Always her magical infinitude
   Forces to aspire the inert brute elements;
   As one who has all infinity to waste,
   She scatters the seed of the Eternal's strength
   On a half-animate and crumbling mould,
   Plants heaven's delight in the heart's passionate mire,
   Pours godhead's seekings into a bare beast frame,
   Hides immortality in a mask of death.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri,
81:The more complete your faith, sincerity and surrender, the more will grace and protection be with you. And when the grace and protection of the Divine Mother are with you, what is there that can touch you or whom need you fear? A little of it even will carry you through all difficulties, obstacles and dangers, surrounded by its full presence you can go securely on your way because it is hers, careless of all menace, unaffected by any hostility however powerful, whether from this world or from worlds invisible. Its touch can turn difficulties into opportunities, failure into success and weakness into unfaltering strength. For the grace of the Divine Mother is the sanction of the Supreme and now or tomorrow its effect is sure, a thing decreed, inevitable and irresistible.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Mother With Letters On The Mother,
82:With many people custom and habit of which ethics is but the social expression are the things most difficult to give up: and it is a useful practice to break any habit just to get into the way of being free from that form of slavery. Hence we have practices for breaking up sleep, for putting our bodies into strained and unnatural positions, for doing difficult exercises of breathing -- all these, apart from any special merit they may have in themselves for any particular purpose, have the main merit that the man forces himself todo them despite any conditions that may exist. Having conquered internal resistance one may conquer external resistance more easily. In a steam boat the engine must first overcome its own inertia before it can attack the resistance of the water.
   ~ Aleister Crowley, Liber ABA, Book 4, Magick, Part 2, The Wand,
83:PURANI: There was some effort. Only, you can say that the effort was negligible in proportion to the success.
   SRI AUROBINDO: It is not a question of proportion. One may have put in a great deal of effort and yet there could be no result because there was not a complete and total sincerity. On the other hand, when the result comes with little effort it is because the whole being has responded-- and Grace found it possible to act. All the same, effort is a contributory factor. Sometimes one goes on making an effort with no result or even the condition becomes worse. And when one has given it up, one finds suddenly that the result has come. It may be that the effort was keeping up the resistance too. And when the effort is given up, the resistance says, "This fellow has given up effort. What is the use of resisting anymore?" ( Laughter ) ~ Nirodbaran, TALKS WITH SRI AUROBINDO VOLUME 1, 405,
84:Every human acheivement, be it a scientific discovery, a picture, a statue, a temple, a home or a bridge, has to be conceived in the mind first-the plan thought out-before it can be made a reality, and when anything is to be attempted that involves any number of individuals-methods of coordination have to be considered-the methods have to be the best suited for such undertakings are engineering methods-the engineering of an idea towards a complete realization. Every engineer has to know the materials with which he has to work and the natural laws of these materials, as discovered by observation and experiment and formulated by mathematics and mechanics else he can not calculate the forces at his disposal; he can not compute the resistance of his materials; he can not determine the capacity and requirements of his power plant; in short, he can not make the most profitable use of his resources. ~ Alfred Korzybski, Manhood of Humanity,
85:16. Master of Two Worlds:Freedom to pass back and forth across the world division, from the perspective of the apparitions of time to that of the causal deep and back-not contaminating the principles of the one with those of the other, yet permitting the mind to know the one by virtue of the other-is the talent of the master. The Cosmic Dancer, declares Nietzsche, does not rest heavily in a single spot, but gaily, lightly, turns and leaps from one position to another. It is possible to speak from only one point at a time, but that does not invalidate the insights of the rest. The individual, through prolonged psychological disciplines, gives up completely all attachment to his personal limitations, idiosyncrasies, hopes and fears, no longer resists the self-annihilation that is prerequisite to rebirth in the realization of truth, and so becomes ripe, at last, for the great at-one-ment. His personal ambitions being totally dissolved, he no longer tries to live but willingly relaxes to whatever may come to pass in him; he becomes, that is to say, an anonymity. ~ Joseph Campbell,
86:Four Powers Of The Mother
   In talking about the four powers of the Mother, it helps to know that in India, traditionally, the evolutionary principle of creation is approached, and adored, as the great Mother. Sri Aurobindo distinguishes four main powers and personalities through which this evolutionary force manifests.
   Maheshwari - One is her personality of calm wideness and comprehending wisdom and tranquil benignity and inexhaustible compassion and sovereign and surpassing majesty and all-ruling greatness.
   Mahakali - Another embodies her power of splendid strength and irresistible passion, her warrior mood, her overwhelming will, her impetuous swiftness and world-shaking force.
   Mahalakshmi - A third is vivid and sweet and wonderful with her deep secret of beauty and harmony and fine rhythm, her intricate and subtle opulence, her compelling attraction and captivating grace.
   Mahasaraswati - The fourth is equipped with her close and profound capacity of intimate knowledge and careful flawless work and quiet and exact perfection in all things.
   ~ ?, https://www.auroville.com/silver-ring-mother-s-symbol.html,
87:In the early part of the sadhana - and by early I do not mean a short part - effort is indispensable. Surrender of course, but surrender is not a thing that is done in a day. The mind has its ideas and it clings to them; the human vital resists surrender, for what it calls surrender in the early stages is a doubtful kind of self-giving with a demand in it; the physical consciousness is like a stone and what it calls surrender is often no more then inertia. It is only the psychic that knows how to surrender and the psychic is usually very much veiled in the beginning. When the psychic awakens, it can bring a sudden and true surrender of the whole being, for the difficulty of the rest is rapidly dealt with and disappears. But till then effort is indispensable. Or else it is necessary till the Force comes flooding down into the being from above and takes up the sadhana, does it for one more and more and leaves less and less to individual effort - but even then, it not effort, at least aspiration and vigilance are needed till the possession of mind, will, life and body by the Divine Power is complete. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters On Yoga - II,
88:the hard shell of the ego :::
This sense of one's own person becomes a kind of cage, a prison which shuts you in, prevents you from being true, from knowing truly, acting truly, understanding truly. It is as though someone had put you in a very hard shell and you were compelled to stay there.
This is the first sensation you have. Afterwards you begin to tap against the shell in order to break it. Sometimes it resists very long. But still, when you begin to feel this, that what you believed in to be yourself, the person doing thigns and for whom they are done, the person who exists and makes you what you are, yes, when you pass from this to the consciousness that this is a prison preventing you from being truly yourself, then you have made great progress, and there is hope. You feel yourself stifled, crushed, absolutely shut up in a prison without air, without light, without an opening, and then you begin pushing from the inside, pushing, pushing, pushing so that it may break.
And the day it breaks, the day it opens, suddenly, you enter the psychic consciousness. And then you understand. And then, truly, if you have a sense of humour, you laugh; you realise your stupidity. ~ The Mother,
89:Art is the human language of the nervous plane, intended to express and communicate the Divine, who in the domain of sensation manifests as beauty.

   The purpose of art is therefore to give those for whom it is meant a freer and more perfect communion with the Supreme Reality. The first contact with this Supreme Reality expresses itself in our consciousness by a flowering of the being in a plenitude of vast and peaceful delight. Each time that art can give the spectator this contact with the infinite, however fleetingly, it fulfils its aim; it has shown itself worthy of its mission. Thus no art which has for many centuries moved and delighted a people can be dismissed, since it has at least partially fulfilled its mission - to be the powerful and more or less perfect utterance of that which is to be expressed. What makes it difficult for the sensibility of a nation to enjoy the delight that another nation finds in one art or another is the habitual limitation of the nervous being which, even more than the mental being, is naturally exclusive in its ability to perceive the Divine and which, when it has entered into relation with Him through certain forms, feels an almost irresistible reluctance to recognise Him through other forms of sensation. ~ The Mother, Words Of Long Ago, 122,
90:the fourth aid, time, kala :::
   The sadhaka who has all these aids is sure of his goal. Even a fall will be for him only a means of rising and death a passage towards fulfilment. For once on this path, birth and death become only processes in the development of his being and the stages of his journey.
   Time is the remaining aid needed for the effectivity of the process. Time presents itself to human effort as an enemy or a friend, as a resistance, a medium or an instrument. But always it is really the instrument of the soul.
   Time is a field of circumstances and forces meeting and working out a resultant progression whose course it measures. To the ego it is a tyrant or a resistance, to the Divine an instrument. Therefore, while our effort is personal, Time appears as a resistance, for it presents to us all the obstruction of the forces that conflict with our own. When the divine working and the personal are combined in our consciousness, it appears as a medium and a condition. When the two become one, it appears as a servant and instrument.
   The ideal attitude of the sadhaka towards Time is to have an endless patience as if he had all eternity for his fulfilment and yet to develop the energy that shall realise now and with an ever-increasing mastery and pressure of rapidity till it reaches the miraculous instantaneousness of the supreme divine Transformation.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, The Four Aids,
91:the first necessity; :::
   The first necessity is to dissolve that central faith and vision in the mind which concentrate it on its development and satisfaction and interests in the old externalised order of things. It is imperative to exchange this surface orientation for the deeper faith and vision which see only the Divine and seek only after the Divine. The next need is to compel all our lower being to pay homage to this new faith and greater vision. All our nature must make an integral surrender; it must offer itself in every part and every movement to that which seems to the unregenerated sensemind so much less real than the material world and its objects. Our whole being - soul, mind, sense, heart, will, life, body - must consecrate all its energies so entirely and in such a way that it shall become a fit vehicle for the Divine. This is no easy task; for everything in the world follows the fixed habit which is to it a law and resists a radical change. And no change can be more radical than the revolution attempted in the integral Yoga. Everything in us has constantly to be called back to the central faith and will and vision. Every thought and impulse has to be reminded in the language of the Upanishad that That is the divine Brahman and not this which men here adore. Every vital fibre has to be persuaded to accept an entire renunciation of all that hitherto represented to it its own existence.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, Self-Consecration, 72,
92:Concentrating the Attention:
   Whatever you may want to do in life, one thing is absolutely indispensable and at the basis of everything, the capacity of concentrating the attention. If you are able to gather together the rays of attention and consciousness on one point and can maintain the concentration with a presistent will, nothing can resist it - whatever it may be, from the most material physical development to the highest spiritual one. But this discipline must be followed in a constant and, it may be said, imperturbable way; not that you should always be concentrated on the same thing - thats not what I mean, I mean learning to concentrate. And materially, for studies, sports, all physical or mental development, it is absolutely indispensble. And the value of an individual is proportionate to the value of his attention. And from the spiritual point of view it is still more important. There is no spiritual obstacle which can resist a penetrating power of concentration. For instance, the discovery of the psychic being, union with the inner Divine, opening to the higher spheres, all can be obtained by an intense and obstinate power of concentration - but one must learn how to do it. There is nothing in the human or even in the superhuman field, to which the power of concentration is not the key. You can be the best athlete, you can be the best student, you can be an artistic, literary or scientific genius, you can be the greatest saint with that faculty. And everyone has in himself a tiny little beginning of it - it is given to everybody, but people do not cultivate it.
   ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1957-1958,
93:Sweet Mother, how can we cut the knot of the ego?
   How to cut it? Take a sword and strike it (laughter), when one becomes conscious of it. For usually one is not; we think it quite normal, what happens to us; and in fact it is very normal but we think it quite good also. So to begin with one must have a great clear-sightedness to become aware that one is enclosed in all these knots which hold one in bondage. And then, when one is aware that there's something altogether tightly closed in there - so tightly that one has tried in vain to move it - then one imagines one's will to be a very sharp sword-blade, and with all one's force one strikes a blow on this knot (imaginary, of course, one doesn't take up a sword in fact), and this produces a result. Of course you can do this work from the psychological point of view, discovering all the elements constituting this knot, the whole set of resistances, habits, preferences, of all that holds you narrowly closed in. So when you grow aware of this, you can concentrate and call the divine Force and the Grace and strike a good blow on this formation, these things so closely held, like that, that nothing can separate them. And at that moment you must resolve that you will no longer listen to these things, that you will listen only to the divine Consciousness and will do no other work except the divine work without worrying about personal results, free from all attachment, free from all preference, free from all wish for success, power, satisfaction, vanity, all this.... All this must disappear and you must see only the divine Will incarnated in your will and making you act. Then, in this way, you are cured.
   ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1954,
94:Sweet Mother, how can we cut the knot of the ego?

   How to cut it? Take a sword and strike it (laughter), when one becomes conscious of it. For usually one is not; we think it quite normal, what happens to us; and in fact it is very normal but we think it quite good also. So to begin with one must have a great clear-sightedness to become aware that one is enclosed in all these knots which hold one in bondage. And then, when one is aware that there's something altogether tightly closed in there - so tightly that one has tried in vain to move it - then one imagines one's will to be a very sharp sword-blade, and with all one's force one strikes a blow on this knot (imaginary, of course, one doesn't take up a sword in fact), and this produces a result. Of course you can do this work from the psychological point of view, discovering all the elements constituting this knot, the whole set of resistances, habits, preferences, of all that holds you narrowly closed in. So when you grow aware of this, you can concentrate and call the divine Force and the Grace and strike a good blow on this formation, these things so closely held, like that, that nothing can separate them. And at that moment you must resolve that you will no longer listen to these things, that you will listen only to the divine Consciousness and will do no other work except the divine work without worrying about personal results, free from all attachment, free from all preference, free from all wish for success, power, satisfaction, vanity, all this.... All this must disappear and you must see only the divine Will incarnated in your will and making you act. Then, in this way, you are cured.
   ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1954,
95:Humanity is a peculiar class of life which, in some degree, determines its own destinies; therefore in practical life words and ideas become facts-facts, moreover, which bring about important practical consequences. For instance, many millions of human beings have defined a stroke of lightning as being the "punishment of God" of evil men; other millions have defined it as a "natural, casual, periodical phenomenon"; yet other millions have defined it as an "electric spark." What has been the result of these "non-important" definitions in practical life? In the case of the first definition, when lightning struck a house, the population naturally made no attempt to save the house or anything in it, because to do so would be against the "definition" which proclaims the phenomenon to be a "punishment for evil," any attempt to prevent or check the destruction would be an impious act; the sinner would be guilty of "resisting the supreme law" and would deserve to be punished by death.
   Now in the second instance, a stricken building is treated just as any tree overturned by storm; the people save what they can and try to extinguish the fire. In both instances, the behavior of the populace is the same in one respect; if caught in the open by a storm they take refuge under a tree-a means of safety involving maximum danger but the people do not know it.
   Now in the third instance, in which the population have a scientifically correct definition of lightning, they provide their houses with lightning rods; and if they are caught by a storm in the open they neither run nor hide under a tree; but when the storm is directly over their heads, they put themselves in a position of minimum exposure by lying flat on the ground until the storm has passed. ~ Alfred Korzybski, Manhood of Humanity,
96:This inner Guide is often veiled at first by the very intensity of our personal effort and by the ego's preoccupation with itself and its aims. As we gain in clarity and the turmoil of egoistic effort gives place to a calmer self-knowledge, we recognise the source of the growing light within us. We recognise it retrospectively as we realise how all our obscure and conflicting movements have been determined towards an end that we only now begin to perceive, how even before our entrance into the path of the Yoga the evolution of our life has been designedly led towards its turning point. For now we begin to understand the sense of our struggles and efforts, successes and failures. At last we are able to seize the meaning of our ordeals and sufferings and can appreciate the help that was given us by all that hurt and resisted and the utility of our very falls and stumblings. We recognise this divine leading afterwards, not retrospectively but immediately, in the moulding of our thoughts by a transcendent Seer, of our will and actions by an all-embracing Power, of our emotional life by an all-attracting and all-assimilating Bliss and Love. We recognise it too in a more personal relation that from the first touched us or at the last seizes us; we feel the eternal presence of a supreme Master, Friend, Lover, Teacher. We recognise it in the essence of our being as that develops into likeness and oneness with a greater and wider existence; for we perceive that this miraculous development is not the result of our own efforts; an eternal Perfection is moulding us into its own image. One who is the Lord or Ishwara of the Yogic philosophies, the Guide in the conscious being ( caitya guru or antaryamin ), the Absolute of the thinker, the Unknowable of the Agnostic, the universal Force of the materialist, the supreme Soul and the supreme Shakti, the One who is differently named and imaged by the religions, is the Master of our Yoga.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, The Four Aids, 62 [T1],
97:Many Blows are Needed:

Mother, even when one tries to think that one is powerless, there is something which believes one is powerful. So?

Ah, yes, ah yes! Ah, it is very difficult to be sincere.... That is why blows multiply and sometimes become terrible, because that's the only thing which breaks your stupidity. This is the justification of calamities. Only when you are in an acutely painful situation and indeed before something that affects you deeply, then that makes the stupidity melt away a little. But as you say, even when there is something that melts, there is still a little something which remains inside. And that is why it lasts so long... How many blows are needed in life for one to know to the very depths that one is nothing, that one can do nothing, that one does not exist, that one is nothing, that there is no entity without the divine Consciousness and the Grace. From the moment one knows it, it is over; all difficulties have gone. When one knows it integrally and there is nothing which resists... but till that moment... And it takes very long.

   Why doesn't the blow come all at once?

   Because that would kill you. For if the blow is strong enough to cure you, it would simply crush you, it would reduce you to pulp. It is only by proceeding little by little, little by little, very gradually, that you can continue to exist. Naturally this depends on the inner strength, the inner sincerity, and on the capacity for progress, for profiting by experience and, as I said a while ago, on not forgetting. If one is lucky enough not to forget, then one goes much faster. One can go very fast. And if at the same time one has that inner moral strength which, when the red-hot iron is at hand, does not extinguish it by trying to pour water over it, but instead goes to the very core of the abscess, then in this case things go very fast also. But not many people are strong enough for this. On the contrary, they very quickly do this (gesture), like this, like this, in order to hide, to hide from themselves. How many pretty little explanations one gives oneself, how many excuses one piles up for all the foolishnesses one has committed.
   ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1954,
98:
   Are not offering and surrender to the Divine the same thing?


They are two aspects of the same thing, but not altogether the same. One is more active than the other. They do not belong to quite the same plane of existence.

For example, you have decided to offer your life to the Divine, you take that decision. But all of a sudden, something altogether unpleasant, unexpected happens to you and your first movement is to react and protest. Yet you have made the offering, you have said once for all: "My life belongs to the Divine", and then suddenly an extremely unpleasant incident happens (that can happen) and there is something in you that reacts, that does not want it. But here, if you want to be truly logical with your offering, you must bring forward this unpleasant incident, make an offering of it to the Divine, telling him very sincerely: "Let Your will be done; if You have decided it that way, it will be that way." And this must be a willing and spontaneous adhesion. So it is very difficult.

Even for the smallest thing, something that is not in keeping with what you expected, what you have worked for, instead of an opposite reaction coming in - spontaneously, irresistibly, you draw back: "No, not that" - if you have made a complete surrender, a total surrender, well, it does not happen like that: you are as quiet, as peaceful, as calm in one case as in the other. And perhaps you had the notion that it would be better if it happened in a certain way, but if it happens differently, you find that this also is all right. You might have, for example, worked very hard to do a certain thing, so that something might happen, you might have given much time, much of your energy, much of your will, and all that not for your own sake, but, say, for the divine work (that is the offering); now suppose that after having taken all this trouble, done all this work, made all these efforts, it all goes just the other way round, it does not succeed. If you are truly surrendered, you say: "It is good, it is all good, it is all right; I did what I could, as well as I could, now it is not my decision, it is the decision of the Divine, I accept entirely what He decides." On the other hand, if you do not have this deep and spontaneous surrender, you tell yourself: "How is it? I took so much trouble to do a thing which is not for a selfish purpose, which is for the Divine Work, and this is the result, it is not successful!" Ninety-nine times out of a hundred, it is like that.

True surrender is a very difficult thing.

~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1953, 52,
99:
   Sweet Mother, is there a spiritual being in everybody?

That depends on what we call "being". If for "being" we substitute "presence", yes, there is a spiritual presence in everyone. If we call "being" an organised entity, fully conscious of itself, independent, and having the power of asserting itself and ruling the rest of the nature - no! The possibility of this independent and all-powerful being is in everybody, but the realisation is the result of long efforts which sometimes extend over many lives.

In everyone, even at the very beginning, this spiritual presence, this inner light is there.... In fact, it is everywhere. I have seen it many a time in certain animals. It is like a shining point which is the basis of a certain control and protection, something which, even in half-consciousness, makes possible a certain harmony with the rest of creation so that irreparable catastrophes may not be constant and general. Without this presence the disorder created by the violences and passions of the vital would be so great that at any moment they could bring about a general catastrophe, a sort of total destruction which would prevent the progress of Nature. That presence, that spiritual light - which could almost be called a spiritual consciousness - is within each being and all things, and because of it, in spite of all discordance, all passion, all violence, there is a minimum of general harmony which allows Nature's work to be accomplished.

And this presence becomes quite obvious in the human being, even the most rudimentary. Even in the most monstrous human being, in one who gives the impression of being an incarnation of a devil or a monster, there is something within exercising a sort of irresistible control - even in the worst, some things are impossible. And without this presence, if the being were controlled exclusively by the adverse forces, the forces of the vital, this impossibility would not exist.

Each time a wave of these monstrous adverse forces sweeps over the earth, one feels that nothing can ever stop the disorder and horror from spreading, and always, at a certain time, unexpectedly and inexplicably a control intervenes, and the wave is arrested, the catastrophe is not total. And this is because of the Presence, the supreme Presence, in matter.

But only in a few exceptional beings and after a long, very long work of preparation extending over many, many lives does this Presence change into a conscious, independent, fully organised being, all-powerful master of his dwelling-place, conscious enough, powerful enough, to be able to control not only this dwelling but what surrounds it and in a field of radiation and action that is more and more extensive... and effective.
   ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1957-1958, 339-340,
100:The modern distinction is that the poet appeals to the imagination and not to the intellect. But there are many kinds of imagination; the objective imagination which visualises strongly the outward aspects of life and things; the subjective imagination which visualises strongly the mental and emotional impressions they have the power to start in the mind; the imagination which deals in the play of mental fictions and to which we give the name of poetic fancy; the aesthetic imagination which delights in the beauty of words and images for their own sake and sees no farther. All these have their place in poetry, but they only give the poet his materials, they are only the first instruments in the creation of poetic style. The essential poetic imagination does not stop short with even the most subtle reproductions of things external or internal, with the richest or delicatest play of fancy or with the most beautiful colouring of word or image. It is creative, not of either the actual or the fictitious, but of the more and the most real; it sees the spiritual truth of things, - of this truth too there are many gradations, - which may take either the actual or the ideal for its starting-point. The aim of poetry, as of all true art, is neither a photographic or otherwise realistic imitation of Nature, nor a romantic furbishing and painting or idealistic improvement of her image, but an interpretation by the images she herself affords us, not on one but on many planes of her creation, of that which she conceals from us, but is ready, when rightly approached, to reveal.

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

   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Future Poetry,
101:There is no invariable rule of such suffering. It is not the soul that suffers; the Self is calm and equal to all things and the only sorrow of the psychic being is the sorrow of the resistance of Nature to the Divine Will or the resistance of things and people to the call of the True, the Good and the Beautiful. What is affected by suffering is the vital nature and the body. When the soul draws towards the Divine, there may be a resistance in the mind and the common form of that is denial and doubt - which may create mental and vital suffering. There may again be a resistance in the vital nature whose principal character is desire and the attachment to the objects of desire, and if in this field there is conflict between the soul and the vital nature, between the Divine Attraction and the pull of the Ignorance, then obviously there may be much suffering of the mind and vital parts. The physical consciousness also may offer a resistance which is usually that of a fundamental inertia, an obscurity in the very stuff of the physical, an incomprehension, an inability to respond to the higher consciousness, a habit of helplessly responding to the lower mechanically, even when it does not want to do so; both vital and physical suffering may be the consequence. There is moreover the resistance of the Universal Nature which does not want the being to escape from the Ignorance into the Light. This may take the form of a vehement insistence on the continuation of the old movements, waves of them thrown on the mind and vital and body so that old ideas, impulses, desires, feelings, responses continue even after they are thrown out and rejected, and can return like an invading army from outside, until the whole nature, given to the Divine, refuses to admit them. This is the subjective form of the universal resistance, but it may also take an objective form - opposition, calumny, attacks, persecution, misfortunes of many kinds, adverse conditions and circumstances, pain, illness, assaults from men or forces. There too the possibility of suffering is evident. There are two ways to meet all that - first that of the Self, calm, equality, a spirit, a will, a mind, a vital, a physical consciousness that remain resolutely turned towards the Divine and unshaken by all suggestion of doubt, desire, attachment, depression, sorrow, pain, inertia. This is possible when the inner being awakens, when one becomes conscious of the Self, of the inner mind, the inner vital, the inner physical, for that can more easily attune itself to the divine Will, and then there is a division in the being as if there were two beings, one within, calm, strong, equal, unperturbed, a channel of the Divine Consciousness and Force, one without, still encroached on by the lower Nature; but then the disturbances of the latter become something superficial which are no more than an outer ripple, - until these under the inner pressure fade and sink away and the outer being too remains calm, concentrated, unattackable. There is also the way of the psychic, - when the psychic being comes out in its inherent power, its consecration, adoration, love of the Divine, self-giving, surrender and imposes these on the mind, vital and physical consciousness and compels them to turn all their movements Godward. If the psychic is strong and master...
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters On Yoga - IV, Resistances, Sufferings and Falls, 669,
102:If this is the truth of works, the first thing the sadhaka has to do is to recoil from the egoistic forms of activity and get rid of the sense of an "I" that acts. He has to see and feel that everything happens in him by the plastic conscious or subconscious or sometimes superconscious automatism of his mental and bodily instruments moved by the forces of spiritual, mental, vital and physical Nature. There is a personality on his surface that chooses and wills, submits and struggles, tries to make good in Nature or prevail over Nature, but this personality is itself a construction of Nature and so dominated, driven, determined by her that it cannot be free. It is a formation or expression of the Self in her, - it is a self of Nature rather than a self of Self, his natural and processive, not his spiritual and permanent being, a temporary constructed personality, not the true immortal Person. It is that Person that he must become. He must succeed in being inwardly quiescent, detach himself as the observer from the outer active personality and learn the play of the cosmic forces in him by standing back from all blinding absorption in its turns and movements. Thus calm, detached, a student of himself and a witness of his nature, he realises that he is the individual soul who observes the works of Nature, accepts tranquilly her results and sanctions or withholds his sanction from the impulse to her acts. At present this soul or Purusha is little more than an acquiescent spectator, influencing perhaps the action and development of the being by the pressure of its veiled consciousness, but for the most part delegating its powers or a fragment of them to the outer personality, - in fact to Nature, for this outer self is not lord but subject to her, anı̄sa; but, once unveiled, it can make its sanction or refusal effective, become the master of the action, dictate sovereignly a change of Nature. Even if for a long time, as the result of fixed association and past storage of energy, the habitual movement takes place independent of the Purusha's assent and even if the sanctioned movement is persistently refused by Nature for want of past habit, still he will discover that in the end his assent or refusal prevails, - slowly with much resistance or quickly with a rapid accommodation of her means and tendencies she modifies herself and her workings in the direction indicated by his inner sight or volition. Thus he learns in place of mental control or egoistic will an inner spiritual control which makes him master of the Nature-forces that work in him and not their unconscious instrument or mechanic slave. Above and around him is the Shakti, the universal Mother and from her he can get all his inmost soul needs and wills if only he has a true knowledge of her ways and a true surrender to the divine Will in her. Finally, he becomes aware of that highest dynamic Self within him and within Nature which is the source of all his seeing and knowing, the source of the sanction, the source of the acceptance, the source of the rejection. This is the Lord, the Supreme, the One-in-all, Ishwara-Shakti, of whom his soul is a portion, a being of that Being and a power of that Power. The rest of our progress depends on our knowledge of the ways in which the Lord of works manifests his Will in the world and in us and executes them through the transcendent and universal Shakti. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, The Supreme Will, 216,
103:It is thus by an integralisation of our divided being that the Divine Shakti in the Yoga will proceed to its object; for liberation, perfection, mastery are dependent on this integralisation, since the little wave on the surface cannot control its own movement, much less have any true control over the vast life around it. The Shakti, the power of the Infinite and the Eternal descends within us, works, breaks up our present psychological formations, shatters every wall, widens, liberates, presents us with always newer and greater powers of vision, ideation, perception and newer and greater life-motives, enlarges and newmodels increasingly the soul and its instruments, confronts us with every imperfection in order to convict and destroy it, opens to a greater perfection, does in a brief period the work of many lives or ages so that new births and new vistas open constantly within us. Expansive in her action, she frees the consciousness from confinement in the body; it can go out in trance or sleep or even waking and enter into worlds or other regions of this world and act there or carry back its experience. It spreads out, feeling the body only as a small part of itself, and begins to contain what before contained it; it achieves the cosmic consciousness and extends itself to be commensurate with the universe. It begins to know inwardly and directly and not merely by external observation and contact the forces at play in the world, feels their movement, distinguishes their functioning and can operate immediately upon them as the scientist operates upon physical forces, accept their action and results in our mind, life, body or reject them or modify, change, reshape, create immense new powers and movements in place of the old small functionings of the nature. We begin to perceive the working of the forces of universal Mind and to know how our thoughts are created by that working, separate from within the truth and falsehood of our perceptions, enlarge their field, extend and illumine their significance, become master of our own minds and active to shape the movements of Mind in the world around us. We begin to perceive the flow and surge of the universal life-forces, detect the origin and law of our feelings, emotions, sensations, passions, are free to accept, reject, new-create, open to wider, rise to higher planes of Life-Power. We begin to perceive too the key to the enigma of Matter, follow the interplay of Mind and Life and Consciousness upon it, discover more and more its instrumental and resultant function and detect ultimately the last secret of Matter as a form not merely of Energy but of involved and arrested or unstably fixed and restricted consciousness and begin to see too the possibility of its liberation and plasticity of response to higher Powers, its possibilities for the conscious and no longer the more than half-inconscient incarnation and self-expression of the Spirit. All this and more becomes more and more possible as the working of the Divine Shakti increases in us and, against much resistance or labour to respond of our obscure consciousness, through much struggle and movement of progress and regression and renewed progress necessitated by the work of intensive transformation of a half-inconscient into a conscious substance, moves to a greater purity, truth, height, range. All depends on the psychic awakening in us, the completeness of our response to her and our growing surrender. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, The Ascent of the Sacrifice - 2, 183,
104:DHARANA

NOW that we have learnt to observe the mind, so that we know how it works to some extent, and have begun to understand the elements of control, we may try the result of gathering together all the powers of the mind, and attempting to focus them on a single point.

   We know that it is fairly easy for the ordinary educated mind to think without much distraction on a subject in which it is much interested. We have the popular phrase, "revolving a thing in the mind"; and as long as the subject is sufficiently complex, as long as thoughts pass freely, there is no great difficulty. So long as a gyroscope is in motion, it remains motionless relatively to its support, and even resists attempts to distract it; when it stops it falls from that position. If the earth ceased to spin round the sun, it would at once fall into the sun. The moment then that the student takes a simple subject - or rather a simple object - and imagines it or visualizes it, he will find that it is not so much his creature as he supposed. Other thoughts will invade the mind, so that the object is altogether forgotten, perhaps for whole minutes at a time; and at other times the object itself will begin to play all sorts of tricks.

   Suppose you have chosen a white cross. It will move its bar up and down, elongate the bar, turn the bar oblique, get its arms unequal, turn upside down, grow branches, get a crack around it or a figure upon it, change its shape altogether like an Amoeba, change its size and distance as a whole, change the degree of its illumination, and at the same time change its colour. It will get splotchy and blotchy, grow patterns, rise, fall, twist and turn; clouds will pass over its face. There is no conceivable change of which it is incapable. Not to mention its total disappearance, and replacement by something altogether different!

   Any one to whom this experience does not occur need not imagine that he is meditating. It shows merely that he is incapable of concentrating his mind in the very smallest degree. Perhaps a student may go for several days before discovering that he is not meditating. When he does, the obstinacy of the object will infuriate him; and it is only now that his real troubles will begin, only now that Will comes really into play, only now that his manhood is tested. If it were not for the Will-development which he got in the conquest of Asana, he would probably give up. As it is, the mere physical agony which he underwent is the veriest trifle compared with the horrible tedium of Dharana.

   For the first week it may seem rather amusing, and you may even imagine you are progressing; but as the practice teaches you what you are doing, you will apparently get worse and worse. Please understand that in doing this practice you are supposed to be seated in Asana, and to have note-book and pencil by your side, and a watch in front of you. You are not to practise at first for more than ten minutes at a time, so as to avoid risk of overtiring the brain. In fact you will probably find that the whole of your willpower is not equal to keeping to a subject at all for so long as three minutes, or even apparently concentrating on it for so long as three seconds, or three-fifths of one second. By "keeping to it at all" is meant the mere attempt to keep to it. The mind becomes so fatigued, and the object so incredibly loathsome, that it is useless to continue for the time being. In Frater P.'s record we find that after daily practice for six months, meditations of four minutes and less are still being recorded.

   ~ Aleister Crowley, Liber ABA,
105:STAGE TWO: THE CHONYID
   The Chonyid is the period of the appearance of the peaceful and wrathful deities-that is to say, the subtle realm, the Sambhogakaya. When the Clear Light of the causal realm is resisted and contracted against, then that Reality is transformed into the primordial seed forms of the peaceful deities (ishtadevas of the subtle sphere), and these in turn, if resisted and denied, are transformed into the wrathful deities.
   The peaceful deities appear first: through seven successive substages, there appear various forms of the tathagatas, dakinis, and vidyadharas, all accompanied by the most dazzlingly brilliant colors and aweinspiring suprahuman sounds. One after another, the divine visions, lights, and subtle luminous sounds cascade through awareness. They are presented, given, to the individual openly, freely, fully, and completely: visions of God in almost painful intensity and brilliance.
   How the individual handles these divine visions and sounds (nada) is of the utmost significance, because each divine scenario is accompanied by a much less intense vision, by a region of relative dullness and blunted illuminations. These concomitant dull and blunted visions represent the first glimmerings of the world of samsara, of the six realms of egoic grasping, of the dim world of duality and fragmentation and primitive forms of low-level unity.
   According to the Thotrol. most individuals simply recoil in the face of these divine illuminations- they contract into less intense and more manageable forms of experience. Fleeing divine illumination, they glide towards the fragmented-and thus less intense-realm of duality and multiplicity. But it's not just that they recoil against divinity-it is that they are attracted to the lower realms, drawn to them, and find satisfaction in them. The Thotrol says they are actually "attracted to the impure lights." As we have put it, these lower realms are substitute gratifications. The individual thinks that they are just what he wants, these lower realms of denseness. But just because these realms are indeed dimmer and less intense, they eventually prove to be worlds without bliss, without illumination, shot through with pain and suffering. How ironic: as a substitute for God, individuals create and latch onto Hell, known as samsara, maya, dismay. In Christian theology it is said that the flames of Hell are God's love (Agape) denied.
   Thus the message is repeated over and over again in the Chonyid stage: abide in the lights of the Five Wisdoms and subtle tathagatas, look not at the duller lights of samsara. of the six realms, of safe illusions and egoic dullness. As but one example:
   Thereupon, because of the power of bad karma, the glorious blue light of the Wisdom of the Dharmadhatu will produce in thee fear and terror, and thou wilt wish to flee from it. Thou wilt begat a fondness for the dull white light of the devas [one of the lower realms].
   At this stage, thou must not be awed by the divine blue light which will appear shining, dazzling, and glorious; and be not startled by it. That is the light of the Tathagata called the Light of the Wisdom of the Dharmadhatu.
   Be not fond of the dull white light of the devas. Be not attached to it; be not weak. If thou be attached to it, thou wilt wander into the abodes of the devas and be drawn into the whirl of the Six Lokas.
   The point is this: ''If thou are frightened by the pure radiances of Wisdom and attracted by the impure lights of the Six Lokas [lower realms], then thou wilt assume a body in any of the Six Lokas and suffer samsaric miseries; and thou wilt never be emancipated from the Ocean of Samsara, wherein thou wilt be whirled round and round and made to taste the sufferings thereof."
   But here is what is happening: in effect, we are seeing the primal and original form of the Atman project in its negative and contracting aspects. In this second stage (the Chonyid), there is already some sort of boundary in awareness, there is already some sort of subject-object duality superimposed upon the original Wholeness and Oneness of the Chikhai Dharmakaya. So now there is boundary-and wherever there is boundary, there is the Atman project. ~ Ken Wilber, The Atman Project, 129,
106:I have never been able to share your constantly recurring doubts about your capacity or the despair that arises in you so violently when there are these attacks, nor is their persistent recurrence a valid ground for believing that they can never be overcome. Such a persistent recurrence has been a feature in the sadhana of many who have finally emerged and reached the goal; even the sadhana of very great Yogis has not been exempt from such violent and constant recurrences; they have sometimes been special objects of such persistent assaults, as I have indeed indicated in Savitri in more places than one - and that was indeed founded on my own experience. In the nature of these recurrences there is usually a constant return of the same adverse experiences, the same adverse resistance, thoughts destructive of all belief and faith and confidence in the future of the sadhana, frustrating doubts of what one has known as the truth, voices of despondency and despair, urgings to abandonment of the Yoga or to suicide or else other disastrous counsels of déchéance. The course taken by the attacks is not indeed the same for all, but still they have strong family resemblance. One can eventually overcome if one begins to realise the nature and source of these assaults and acquires the faculty of observing them, bearing, without being involved or absorbed into their gulf, finally becoming the witness of their phenomena and understanding them and refusing the mind's sanction even when the vital is still tossed in the whirl or the most outward physical mind still reflects the adverse suggestions. In the end these attacks lose their power and fall away from the nature; the recurrence becomes feeble or has no power to last: even, if the detachment is strong enough, they can be cut out very soon or at once. The strongest attitude to take is to regard these things as what they really are, incursions of dark forces from outside taking advantage of certain openings in the physical mind or the vital part, but not a real part of oneself or spontaneous creation in one's own nature. To create a confusion and darkness in the physical mind and throw into it or awake in it mistaken ideas, dark thoughts, false impressions is a favourite method of these assailants, and if they can get the support of this mind from over-confidence in its own correctness or the natural rightness of its impressions and inferences, then they can have a field day until the true mind reasserts itself and blows the clouds away. Another device of theirs is to awake some hurt or rankling sense of grievance in the lower vital parts and keep them hurt or rankling as long as possible. In that case one has to discover these openings in one's nature and learn to close them permanently to such attacks or else to throw out intruders at once or as soon as possible. The recurrence is no proof of a fundamental incapacity; if one takes the right inner attitude, it can and will be overcome. The idea of suicide ought never to be accepted; there is no real ground for it and in any case it cannot be a remedy or a real escape: at most it can only be postponement of difficulties and the necessity for their solution under no better circumstances in another life. One must have faith in the Master of our life and works, even if for a long time he conceals himself, and then in his own right time he will reveal his Presence.
   I have tried to dispel all the misconceptions, explain things as they are and meet all the points at issue. It is not that you really cannot make progress or have not made any progress; on the contrary, you yourself have admitted that you have made a good advance in many directions and there is no reason why, if you persevere, the rest should not come. You have always believed in the Guruvada: I would ask you then to put your faith in the Guru and the guidance and rely on the Ishwara for the fulfilment, to have faith in my abiding love and affection, in the affection and divine goodwill and loving kindness of the Mother, stand firm against all attacks and go forward perseveringly towards the spiritual goal and the all-fulfilling and all-satisfying touch of the All-Blissful, the Ishwara.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters On Yoga - IV,
107:
   What is the exact way of feeling that we belong to the Divine and that the Divine is acting in us?

You must not feel with your head (because you may think so, but that's something vague); you must feel with your sense-feeling. Naturally one begins by wanting it with the mind, because that is the first thing that understands. And then one has an aspiration here (pointing to the heart), with a flame which pushes you to realise it. But if you want it to be truly the thing, well, you must feel it.

   You are doing something, suppose, for example, you are doing exercises, weight-lifting. Now suddenly without your knowing how it happened, suddenly you have the feeling that there is a force infinitely greater than you, greater, more powerful, a force that does the lifting for you. Your body becomes something almost non-existent and there is this Something that lifts. And then you will see; when that happens to you, you will no longer ask how it should be done, you will know. That does happen.

   It depends upon people, depends upon what dominates in their being. Those who think have suddenly the feeling that it is no longer they who think, that there is something which knows much better, sees much more clearly, which is infinitely more luminous, more conscious in them, which organises the thoughts and words; and then they write. But if the experience is complete, it is even no longer they who write, it is that same Thing that takes hold of their hand and makes it write. Well, one knows at that moment that the little physical person is just a tiny insignificant tool trying to remain as quiet as possible in order not to disturb the experience.

   Yes, at no cost must the experience be disturbed. If suddenly you say: "Oh, look, how strange it is!"...

   How can we reach that state?

Aspire for it, want it. Try to be less and less selfish, but not in the sense of becoming nice to other people or forgetting yourself, not that: have less and less the feeling that you are a person, a separate entity, something existing in itself, isolated from the rest.

   And then, above all, above all, it is that inner flame, that aspiration, that need for the light. It is a kind of - how to put it? - luminous enthusiasm that seizes you. It is an irresistible need to melt away, to give oneself, to exist only in the Divine.

   At that moment you have the experience of your aspiration.

   But that moment should be absolutely sincere and as integral as possible; and all this must occur not only in the head, not only here, but must take place everywhere, in all the cells of the body. The consciousness integrally must have this irresistible need.... The thing lasts for some time, then diminishes, gets extinguished. You cannot keep these things for very long. But then it so happens that a moment later or the next day or some time later, suddenly you have the opposite experience. Instead of feeling this ascent, and all that, this is no longer there and you have the feeling of the Descent, the Answer. And nothing but the Answer exists. Nothing but the divine thought, the divine will, the divine energy, the divine action exists any longer. And you too, you are no longer there.

   That is to say, it is the answer to our aspiration. It may happen immediately afterwards - that is very rare but may happen. If you have both simultaneously, then the state is perfect; usually they alternate; they alternate more and more closely until the moment there is a total fusion. Then there is no more distinction. I heard a Sufi mystic, who was besides a great musician, an Indian, saying that for the Sufis there was a state higher than that of adoration and surrender to the Divine, than that of devotion, that this was not the last stage; the last stage of the progress is when there is no longer any distinction; you have no longer this kind of adoration or surrender or consecration; it is a very simple state in which one makes no distinction between the Divine and oneself. They know this. It is even written in their books. It is a commonly known condition in which everything becomes quite simple. There is no longer any difference. There is no longer that kind of ecstatic surrender to "Something" which is beyond you in every way, which you do not understand, which is merely the result of your aspiration, your devotion. There is no difference any longer. When the union is perfect, there is no longer any difference.

   Is this the end of self-progress?

There is never any end to progress - never any end, you can never put a full stop there. ~ The Mother,
108:
   In the lower planes can't one say what will happen at a particular moment?

That depends. On certain planes there are consciousnesses that form, that make formations and try to send them down to earth and manifest them. These are planes where the great forces are at play, forces struggling with each other to organise things in one way or another. On these planes all the possibilities are there, all the possibilities that present themselves but have not yet come to a decision as to which will come down.... Suppose a plane full of the imaginations of people who want certain things to be realised upon earth - they invent a novel, narrate stories, produce all kinds of phenomena; it amuses them very much. It is a plane of form-makers and they are there imagining all kinds of circumstances and events; they play with the forces; they are like the authors of a drama and they prepare everything there and see what is going to happen. All these formations are facing each other; and it is those which are the strongest, the most successful or the most persistent or those that have the advantage of a favourable set of circumstances which dominate. They meet and out of the conflict yet another thing results: you lose one thing and take up another, you make a new combination; and then all of a sudden, you find, pluff! it is coming down. Now, if it comes down with a sufficient force, it sets moving the earth atmosphere and things combine; as for instance, when with your fist you thump the saw-dust, you know surely what happens, don't you? You lift your hand, give a formidable blow: all the dust gets organised around your fist. Well, it is like that. These formations come down into matter with that force, and everything organises itself automatically, mechanically as around the striking fist. And there's your wished object about to be realised, sometimes with small deformations because of the resistance, but it will be realised finally, even as the person narrating the story up above wanted it more or less to be realised. If then you are for some reason or other in the secret of the person who has constructed the story and if you follow the way in which he creates his path to reach down to the earth and if you see how a blow with the fist acts on earthly matter, then you are able to tell what is going to happen, because you have seen it in the world above, and as it takes some time to make the whole journey, you see in advance. And the higher you rise, the more you foresee in advance what is going to happen. And if you pass far beyond, go still farther, then everything is possible.
   It is an unfolding that follows a wide road which is for you unknowable; for all will be unfolded in the universe, but in what order and in what way? There are decisions that are taken up there which escape our ordinary consciousness, and so it is very difficult to foresee. But there also, if you enter consciously and if you can be present up there... How shall I explain that to you? All is there, absolute, static, eternal: but all that will be unfolded in the material world, naturally more or less one thing after another; for in the static existence all can be there, but in the becoming all becomes in time, that is, one thing after another. Well, what path will the unfolding follow? Up there is the domain of absolute freedom.... Who says that a sufficiently sincere aspiration, a sufficiently intense prayer is not capable of changing the path of the unfolding?
   This means that all is possible.
   Now, one must have a sufficient aspiration and a prayer that's sufficiently intense. But that has been given to human nature. It is one of the marvellous gifts of grace given to human nature; only, one does not know how to make use of it. This comes to saying that in spite of the most absolute determinisms in the horizontal line, if one knows how to cross all these horizontal lines and reach the highest Point of consciousness, one is able to make things change, things apparently absolutely determined. So you may call it by any name you like, but it is a kind of combination of an absolute determinism with an absolute freedom. You may pull yourself out of it in any way you like, but it is like that.
   I forgot to say in that book (perhaps I did not forget but just felt that it was useless to say it) that all these theories are only theories, that is, mental conceptions which are merely more or less imaged representations of the reality; but it is not the reality at all. When you say "determinism" and when you say "freedom", you say only words and all that is only a very incomplete, very approximate and very weak description of what is in reality within you, around you and everywhere; and to be able to begin to understand what the universe is, you must come out of your mental formulas, otherwise you will never understand anything.
   To tell the truth, if you live only a moment, just a tiny moment, of this absolutely sincere aspiration or this sufficiently intense prayer, you will know more things than by meditating for hours.

~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1953,
109: Sri Aurobindo writes here: "...Few and brief in their visits are the Bright Ones who are willing or permitted to succour." Why?
(1 "The Way", Cent. Vol. 17, p. 40.)
One must go and ask them! But there is a conclusion, the last sentences give a very clear explanation. It is said: "Nay, then, is immortality a plaything to be given lightly to a child, or the divine life a prize without effort or the crown for a weakling?" This comes back to the question why the adverse forces have the right to interfere, to harass you. But this is precisely the test necessary for your sincerity. If the way were very easy, everybody would start on the way, and if one could reach the goal without any obstacle and without any effort, everybody would reach the goal, and when one has come to the end, the situation would be the same as when one started, there would be no change. That is, the new world would be exactly what the old has been. It is truly not worth the trouble! Evidently a process of elimination is necessary so that only what is capable of manifesting the new life remains. This is the reason and there is no other, this is the best of reasons. And, you see, it is a tempering, it is the ordeal of fire, only that which can stand it remains absolutely pure; when everything has burnt down, there remains only the little ingot of pure gold. And it is like that. What puts things out very much in all this is the religious idea of fault, sin, redemption. But there is no arbitrary decision! On the contrary, for each one it is the best and most favourable conditions which are given. We were saying the other day that it is only his friends whom God treats with severity; you thought it was a joke, but it is true. It is only to those who are full of hope, who will pass through this purifying flame, that the conditions for attaining the maximum result are given. And the human mind is made in such a way that you may test this; when something extremely unpleasant happens to you, you may tell yourself, "Well, this proves I am worth the trouble of being given this difficulty, this proves there is something in me which can resist the difficulty", and you will notice that instead of tormenting yourself, you rejoice - you will be so happy and so strong that even the most unpleasant things will seem to you quite charming! This is a very easy experiment to make. Whatever the circumstance, if your mind is accustomed to look at it as something favourable, it will no longer be unpleasant for you. This is quite well known; as long as the mind refuses to accept a thing, struggles against it, tries to obstruct it, there are torments, difficulties, storms, inner struggles and all suffering. But the minute the mind says, "Good, this is what has to come, it is thus that it must happen", whatever happens, you are content. There are people who have acquired such control of their mind over their body that they feel nothing; I told you this the other day about certain mystics: if they think the suffering inflicted upon them is going to help them cross the stages in a moment and give them a sort of stepping stone to attain the Realisation, the goal they have put before them, union with the Divine, they no longer feel the suffering at all. Their body is as it were galvanised by the mental conception. This has happened very often, it is a very common experience among those who truly have enthusiasm. And after all, if one must for some reason or other leave one's body and take a new one, is it not better to make of one's death something magnificent, joyful, enthusiastic, than to make it a disgusting defeat? Those who cling on, who try by every possible means to delay the end even by a minute or two, who give you an example of frightful anguish, show that they are not conscious of their soul.... After all, it is perhaps a means, isn't it? One can change this accident into a means; if one is conscious one can make a beautiful thing of it, a very beautiful thing, as of everything. And note, those who do not fear it, who are not anxious, who can die without any sordidness are those who never think about it, who are not haunted all the time by this "horror" facing them which they must escape and which they try to push as far away from them as they can. These, when the occasion comes, can lift their head, smile and say, "Here I am."
It is they who have the will to make the best possible use of their life, it is they who say, "I shall remain here as long as it is necessary, to the last second, and I shall not lose one moment to realise my goal"; these, when the necessity comes, put up the best show. Why? - It is very simple, because they live in their ideal, the truth of their ideal; because that is the real thing for them, the very reason of their being, and in all things they can see this ideal, this reason of existence, and never do they come down into the sordidness of material life.
So, the conclusion:
One must never wish for death.
One must never will to die.
One must never be afraid to die.
And in all circumstances one must will to exceed oneself. ~ The Mother, Question and Answers, Volume-4, page no.353-355,
110:How to Meditate
Deep meditation is a mental procedure that utilizes the nature of the mind to systematically bring the mind to rest. If the mind is given the opportunity, it will go to rest with no effort. That is how the mind works.
Indeed, effort is opposed to the natural process of deep meditation. The mind always seeks the path of least resistance to express itself. Most of the time this is by making more and more thoughts. But it is also possible to create a situation in the mind that turns the path of least resistance into one leading to fewer and fewer thoughts. And, very soon, no thoughts at all. This is done by using a particular thought in a particular way. The thought is called a mantra.
For our practice of deep meditation, we will use the thought - I AM. This will be our mantra.
It is for the sound that we will use I AM, not for the meaning of it.
The meaning has an obvious significance in English, and I AM has a religious meaning in the English Bible as well. But we will not use I AM for the meaning - only for the sound. We can also spell it AYAM. No meaning there, is there? Only the sound. That is what we want. If your first language is not English, you may spell the sound phonetically in your own language if you wish. No matter how we spell it, it will be the same sound. The power of the sound ...I AM... is great when thought inside. But only if we use a particular procedure. Knowing this procedure is the key to successful meditation. It is very simple. So simple that we will devote many pages here to discussing how to keep it simple, because we all have a tendency to make things more complicated. Maintaining simplicity is the key to right meditation.
Here is the procedure of deep meditation: While sitting comfortably with eyes closed, we'll just relax. We will notice thoughts, streams of thoughts. That is fine. We just let them go by without minding them. After about a minute, we gently introduce the mantra, ...I AM...
We think the mantra in a repetition very easily inside. The speed of repetition may vary, and we do not mind it. We do not intone the mantra out loud. We do not deliberately locate the mantra in any particular part of the body. Whenever we realize we are not thinking the mantra inside anymore, we come back to it easily. This may happen many times in a sitting, or only once or twice. It doesn't matter. We follow this procedure of easily coming back to the mantra when we realize we are off it for the predetermined time of our meditation session. That's it.
Very simple.
Typically, the way we will find ourselves off the mantra will be in a stream of other thoughts. This is normal. The mind is a thought machine, remember? Making thoughts is what it does. But, if we are meditating, as soon as we realize we are off into a stream of thoughts, no matter how mundane or profound, we just easily go back to the mantra.
Like that. We don't make a struggle of it. The idea is not that we have to be on the mantra all the time. That is not the objective. The objective is to easily go back to it when we realize we are off it. We just favor the mantra with our attention when we notice we are not thinking it. If we are back into a stream of other thoughts five seconds later, we don't try and force the thoughts out. Thoughts are a normal part of the deep meditation process. We just ease back to the mantra again. We favor it.
Deep meditation is a going toward, not a pushing away from. We do that every single time with the mantra when we realize we are off it - just easily favoring it. It is a gentle persuasion. No struggle. No fuss. No iron willpower or mental heroics are necessary for this practice. All such efforts are away from the simplicity of deep meditation and will reduce its effectiveness.
As we do this simple process of deep meditation, we will at some point notice a change in the character of our inner experience. The mantra may become very refined and fuzzy. This is normal. It is perfectly all right to think the mantra in a very refined and fuzzy way if this is the easiest. It should always be easy - never a struggle. Other times, we may lose track of where we are for a while, having no mantra, or stream of thoughts either. This is fine too. When we realize we have been off somewhere, we just ease back to the mantra again. If we have been very settled with the mantra being barely recognizable, we can go back to that fuzzy level of it, if it is the easiest. As the mantra refines, we are riding it inward with our attention to progressively deeper levels of inner silence in the mind. So it is normal for the mantra to become very faint and fuzzy. We cannot force this to happen. It will happen naturally as our nervous system goes through its many cycles ofinner purification stimulated by deep meditation. When the mantra refines, we just go with it. And when the mantra does not refine, we just be with it at whatever level is easy. No struggle. There is no objective to attain, except to continue the simple procedure we are describing here.

When and Where to Meditate
How long and how often do we meditate? For most people, twenty minutes is the best duration for a meditation session. It is done twice per day, once before the morning meal and day's activity, and then again before the evening meal and evening's activity.
Try to avoid meditating right after eating or right before bed.
Before meal and activity is the ideal time. It will be most effective and refreshing then. Deep meditation is a preparation for activity, and our results over time will be best if we are active between our meditation sessions. Also, meditation is not a substitute for sleep. The ideal situation is a good balance between meditation, daily activity and normal sleep at night. If we do this, our inner experience will grow naturally over time, and our outer life will become enriched by our growing inner silence.
A word on how to sit in meditation: The first priority is comfort. It is not desirable to sit in a way that distracts us from the easy procedure of meditation. So sitting in a comfortable chair with back support is a good way to meditate. Later on, or if we are already familiar, there can be an advantage to sitting with legs crossed, also with back support. But always with comfort and least distraction being the priority. If, for whatever reason, crossed legs are not feasible for us, we will do just fine meditating in our comfortable chair. There will be no loss of the benefits.
Due to commitments we may have, the ideal routine of meditation sessions will not always be possible. That is okay. Do the best you can and do not stress over it. Due to circumstances beyond our control, sometimes the only time we will have to meditate will be right after a meal, or even later in the evening near bedtime. If meditating at these times causes a little disruption in our system, we will know it soon enough and make the necessary adjustments. The main thing is that we do our best to do two meditations every day, even if it is only a short session between our commitments. Later on, we will look at the options we have to make adjustments to address varying outer circumstances, as well as inner experiences that can come up.
Before we go on, you should try a meditation. Find a comfortable place to sit where you are not likely to be interrupted and do a short meditation, say ten minutes, and see how it goes. It is a toe in the water.
Make sure to take a couple of minutes at the end sitting easily without doing the procedure of meditation. Then open your eyes slowly. Then read on here.
As you will see, the simple procedure of deep meditation and it's resulting experiences will raise some questions. We will cover many of them here.
So, now we will move into the practical aspects of deep meditation - your own experiences and initial symptoms of the growth of your own inner silence. ~ Yogani, Deep Meditation,
111:Intuition And The Value Of Concentration :::
   Mother, how can the faculty of intuition be developed?

   ... There are different kinds of intuition, and we carry these capacities within us. They are always active to some extent but we don't notice them because we don't pay enough attention to what is going on in us. Behind the emotions, deep within the being, in a consciousness seated somewhere near the level of the solar plexus, there is a sort of prescience, a kind of capacity for foresight, but not in the form of ideas: rather in the form of feelings, almost a perception of sensations. For instance, when one is going to decide to do something, there is sometimes a kind of uneasiness or inner refusal, and usually, if one listens to this deeper indication, one realises that it was justified. In other cases there is something that urges, indicates, insists - I am not speaking of impulses, you understand, of all the movements which come from the vital and much lower still - indications which are behind the feelings, which come from the affective part of the being; there too one can receive a fairly sure indication of the thing to be done. These are forms of intuition or of a higher instinct which can be cultivated by observation and also by studying the results. Naturally, it must be done very sincerely, objectively, without prejudice. If one wants to see things in a particular way and at the same time practise this observation, it is all useless. One must do it as if one were looking at what is happening from outside oneself, in someone else. It is one form of intuition and perhaps the first one that usually manifests. There is also another form but that one is much more difficult to observe because for those who are accustomed to think, to act by reason - not by impulse but by reason - to reflect before doing anything, there is an extremely swift process from cause to effect in the half-conscious thought which prevents you from seeing the line, the whole line of reasoning and so you don't think that it is a chain of reasoning, and that is quite deceptive. You have the impression of an intuition but it is not an intuition, it is an extremely rapid subconscious reasoning, which takes up a problem and goes straight to the conclusions. This must not be mistaken for intuition. In the ordinary functioning of the brain, intuition is something which suddenly falls like a drop of light. If one has the faculty, the beginning of a faculty of mental vision, it gives the impression of something coming from outside or above, like a little impact of a drop of light in the brain, absolutely independent of all reasoning. This is perceived more easily when one is able to silence one's mind, hold it still and attentive, arresting its usual functioning, as if the mind were changed into a kind of mirror turned towards a higher faculty in a sustained and silent attention. That too one can learn to do. One must learn to do it, it is a necessary discipline.
   When you have a question to solve, whatever it may be, usually you concentrate your attention here (pointing between the eyebrows), at the centre just above the eyes, the centre of the conscious will. But then if you do that, you cannot be in contact with intuition. You can be in contact with the source of the will, of effort, even of a certain kind of knowledge, but in the outer, almost material field; whereas, if you want to contact the intuition, you must keep this (Mother indicates the forehead) completely immobile. Active thought must be stopped as far as possible and the entire mental faculty must form - at the top of the head and a little further above if possible - a kind of mirror, very quiet, very still, turned upwards, in silent, very concentrated attention. If you succeed, you can - perhaps not immediately - but you can have the perception of the drops of light falling upon the mirror from a still unknown region and expressing themselves as a conscious thought which has no connection with all the rest of your thought since you have been able to keep it silent. That is the real beginning of the intellectual intuition.
   It is a discipline to be followed. For a long time one may try and not succeed, but as soon as one succeeds in making a mirror, still and attentive, one always obtains a result, not necessarily with a precise form of thought but always with the sensations of a light coming from above. And then, if one can receive this light coming from above without entering immediately into a whirl of activity, receive it in calm and silence and let it penetrate deep into the being, then after a while it expresses itself either as a luminous thought or as a very precise indication here (Mother indicates the heart), in this other centre.
   Naturally, first these two faculties must be developed; then, as soon as there is any result, one must observe the result, as I said, and see the connection with what is happening, the consequences: see, observe very attentively what has come in, what may have caused a distortion, what one has added by way of more or less conscious reasoning or the intervention of a lower will, also more or less conscious; and it is by a very deep study - indeed, almost of every moment, in any case daily and very frequent - that one succeeds in developing one's intuition. It takes a long time. It takes a long time and there are ambushes: one can deceive oneself, take for intuitions subconscious wills which try to manifest, indications given by impulses one has refused to receive openly, indeed all sorts of difficulties. One must be prepared for that. But if one persists, one is sure to succeed.
   And there comes a time when one feels a kind of inner guidance, something which is leading one very perceptibly in all that one does. But then, for the guidance to have its maximum power, one must naturally add to it a conscious surrender: one must be sincerely determined to follow the indication given by the higher force. If one does that, then... one saves years of study, one can seize the result extremely rapidly. If one also does that, the result comes very rapidly. But for that, it must be done with sincerity and... a kind of inner spontaneity. If one wants to try without this surrender, one may succeed - as one can also succeed in developing one's personal will and making it into a very considerable power - but that takes a very long time and one meets many obstacles and the result is very precarious; one must be very persistent, obstinate, persevering, and one is sure to succeed, but only after a great labour.
   Make your surrender with a sincere, complete self-giving, and you will go ahead at full speed, you will go much faster - but you must not do this calculatingly, for that spoils everything! (Silence) Moreover, whatever you may want to do in life, one thing is absolutely indispensable and at the basis of everything, the capacity of concentrating the attention. If you are able to gather together the rays of attention and consciousness on one point and can maintain this concentration with a persistent will, nothing can resist it - whatever it may be, from the most material physical development to the highest spiritual one. But this discipline must be followed in a constant and, it may be said, imperturbable way; not that you should always be concentrated on the same thing - that's not what I mean, I mean learning to concentrate.
   And materially, for studies, sports, all physical or mental development, it is absolutely indispensable. And the value of an individual is proportionate to the value of his attention.
   And from the spiritual point of view it is still more important.
   There is no spiritual obstacle which can resist a penetrating power of concentration. For instance, the discovery of the psychic being, union with the inner Divine, opening to the higher spheres, all can be obtained by an intense and obstinate power of concentration - but one must learn how to do it. There is nothing in the human or even in the superhuman field, to which the power of concentration is not the key. You can be the best athlete, you can be the best student, you can be an artistic, literary or scientific genius, you can be the greatest saint with that faculty. And everyone has in himself a tiny little beginning of it - it is given to everybody, but people do not cultivate it.
   ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1957-1958,
112:One thing is needful. -- To "give style" to one's character-- a great and rare art! It is practiced by those who survey all the strengths and weaknesses of their nature and then fit them into an artistic plan until every one of them appears as art and reason and even weaknesses delight the eye. Here a large mass of second nature has been added; there a piece of original nature has been removed -- both times through long practice and daily work at it. Here the ugly that could not be removed is concealed; there it has been reinterpreted and made sublime. Much that is vague and resisted shaping has been saved and exploited for distant views; it is meant to beckon toward the far and immeasurable. In the end, when the work is finished, it becomes evident how the constraint of a single taste governed and formed everything large and small. Whether this taste was good or bad is less important than one might suppose, if only it was a single taste!

It will be the strong and domineering natures that enjoy their finest gaiety in such constraint and perfection under a law of their own; the passion of their tremendous will relaxes in the face of all stylized nature, of all conquered and serving nature. Even when they have to build palaces and design gardens they demur at giving nature freedom.

Conversely, it is the weak characters without power over themselves that hate the constraint of style. They feel that if this bitter and evil constraint were imposed upon them they would be demeaned; they become slaves as soon as they serve; they hate to serve. Such spirits -- and they may be of the first rank -- are always out to shape and interpret their environment as free nature: wild, arbitrary, fantastic, disorderly, and surprising. And they are well advised because it is only in this way that they can give pleasure to themselves. For one thing is needful: that a human being should attain satisfaction with himself, whether it be by means of this or that poetry or art; only then is a human being at all tolerable to behold. Whoever is dissatisfied with himself is continually ready for revenge, and we others will be his victims, if only by having to endure his ugly sight. For the sight of what is ugly makes one bad and gloomy. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche, The Gay Science, mod trans. Walter Kaufmann,
1:What you resist, persists. ~ carl-jung, @wisdomtrove
2:Resist much. Obey little. ~ walt-whitman, @wisdomtrove
3:Whatever you resist, persists. ~ adyashanti, @wisdomtrove
4:Fortune resists half-hearted prayers. ~ ovid, @wisdomtrove
5:Whatever you resist will persist. ~ henry-ford, @wisdomtrove
6:Resistance is the secret of joy! ~ alice-walker, @wisdomtrove
7:Out of resistance comes strength. ~ napoleon-hill, @wisdomtrove
8:The force of necessity is irresistible. ~ aeschylus, @wisdomtrove
9:Resistance is the first step to change. ~ louise-hay, @wisdomtrove
10:Never resist a generous impulse. ~ h-jackson-brown-jr, @wisdomtrove
11:The gospel to me is simply irresistible. ~ blaise-pascal, @wisdomtrove
12:I was once arrested for resisting arrest. ~ steven-wright, @wisdomtrove
13:Procrastination is another form of resistance ~ louise-hay, @wisdomtrove
14:Mighty is geometry; joined with art, resistless. ~ euripedes, @wisdomtrove
15:One cannot resist an idea whose time has come. ~ victor-hugo, @wisdomtrove
16:It's uncomfortable to resist the urge to settle. ~ seth-godin, @wisdomtrove
17:It’s uncomfortable to resist the urge to settle. ~ seth-godin, @wisdomtrove
18:Competent people are the most resistant to change ~ seth-godin, @wisdomtrove
19:Habit, if not resisted, soon becomes necessity. ~ saint-augustine, @wisdomtrove
20:I generally avoid temptation unless I can't resist it. ~ mae-west, @wisdomtrove
21:I Resist the Temptation to Judge Others. ~ jonathan-lockwood-huie, @wisdomtrove
22:Resistance to the disturbance is the disturbance. ~ vernon-howard, @wisdomtrove
23:Don't tempt me I can resist anything but temptation. ~ oscar-wilde, @wisdomtrove
24:I have spent my life resisting the desire to end it. ~ franz-kafka, @wisdomtrove
25:In life, stress happens when you resist what arises. ~ dan-millman, @wisdomtrove
26:Fate leads him who follows it, and drags him who resist. ~ plutarch, @wisdomtrove
27:Resisting is obstructing the power of the universe. ~ eckhart-tolle, @wisdomtrove
28:Does management resist the institutional imperative? ~ warren-buffet, @wisdomtrove
29:Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired. ~ robert-frost, @wisdomtrove
30:Problems are God’s resistance to create spiritual muscles. ~ tony-robbins, @wisdomtrove
31:Love is the irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired. ~ robert-frost, @wisdomtrove
32:Why resist change when it's the main source of your growth? ~ robin-sharma, @wisdomtrove
33:It's easier to resist at the beginning than at the end. ~ leonardo-da-vinci, @wisdomtrove
34:We resist Joy on this planet more than we resist war. ~ marianne-williamson, @wisdomtrove
35:Discipline is what you must have to resist the lure of excuses ~ brian-tracy, @wisdomtrove
36:Temptation is an irresistible force at work on a movable body. ~ h-l-mencken, @wisdomtrove
37:What you resist persists. What you look at disappears. ~ neale-donald-walsch, @wisdomtrove
38:Any human power can be resisted and changed by human beings ~ ursula-k-le-guin, @wisdomtrove
39:The resistance to the unpleasant situation is the root of suffering. ~ ram-das, @wisdomtrove
40:The project you are most resisting carries your greatest growth. ~ robin-sharma, @wisdomtrove
41:Happiness is a continuation of happenings which are not resisted. ~ deepak-chopra, @wisdomtrove
42:A man with an obsession is a man who has very little sales resistance. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
43:Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear. ~ mark-twain, @wisdomtrove
44:Hurrying and delaying are alike ways of trying to resist the present. ~ alan-watts, @wisdomtrove
45:One of the ego's favorite paths of resistance is to fill you with doubt. ~ ram-das, @wisdomtrove
46:What you resist will persist; what you befriend, you will transcend. ~ robin-sharma, @wisdomtrove
47:Acceptance means events can make it through you without resistance. ~ michael-singer, @wisdomtrove
48:Lust indulged became habit, and habit unresisted became necessity. ~ saint-augustine, @wisdomtrove
49:Man's chief merit consists in resisting the impulses of his nature. ~ samuel-johnson, @wisdomtrove
50:Remarkable visions and genuine insights are always met with resistance. ~ seth-godin, @wisdomtrove
51:Love has no resistance. Whatever we do is because we want to do it. ~ don-miguel-ruiz, @wisdomtrove
52:Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.   ~ lao-tzu, @wisdomtrove
53:Refuse to be a lazy Christian, and resist a passive, apathetic attitude. ~ joyce-meyer, @wisdomtrove
54:The resistance is not something to be avoided, it's something to seek out. ~ seth-godin, @wisdomtrove
55:Willpower and desire, when properly combined, make an irresistible pair. ~ napoleon-hill, @wisdomtrove
56:You are so vulnerably haunting. Your eeriness is terrifyingly irresistible. ~ franz-kafka, @wisdomtrove
57:She who resists as though she would not win, By her own treason falls an easy prey. ~ ovid, @wisdomtrove
58:Woman begins by resisting a man's advances and ends up blocking his retreat. ~ oscar-wilde, @wisdomtrove
59:True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist. ~ albert-einstein, @wisdomtrove
60:Change is as inexorable as time, yet nothing meets with more resistance. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
61:One resists the invasion of armies; one does not resist the invasion of ideas. ~ victor-hugo, @wisdomtrove
62:The strength and power of despotism consists wholly in the fear of resistance. ~ thomas-paine, @wisdomtrove
63:The tendency to follow the path of least resistance guarantees failure in life. ~ brian-tracy, @wisdomtrove
64:The paradox is that when resistance is fully accepted, the resistance disappears. ~ adyashanti, @wisdomtrove
65:Resist the need to be &
66:A superior who works on his own development sets an almost irresistible example. ~ peter-drucker, @wisdomtrove
67:One can resist the invasion of an army but one cannot resist the invasion of ideas. ~ victor-hugo, @wisdomtrove
68:Too many girls follow the line of least resistance, but a good line is hard to resist. ~ mae-west, @wisdomtrove
69:We must get over wanting to be needed-this is the hardest of all temptations to resist ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
70:All truths wait in all things, They neither hasten their own delivery nor resist it. ~ walt-whitman, @wisdomtrove
71:Nothing can resist a will which will stake even existence upon its fulfillment. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
72:It is the nature of the wise to resist pleasures, but the foolish to be a slave to them. ~ epictetus, @wisdomtrove
73:Marketing tells a story that spreads. Sales overcomes the natural resistance to say yes. ~ seth-godin, @wisdomtrove
74:Some have little power to do good, and have likewise little strength to resist evil. ~ samuel-johnson, @wisdomtrove
75:The mind commands the body and it obeys. The mind orders itself and meets resistance. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
76:Never complain, never explain. Resist the temptation to defend yourself or make excuses. ~ brian-tracy, @wisdomtrove
77:There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor. ~ charles-dickens, @wisdomtrove
78:Jesus was the most active resister known to history. His was nonviolence par excellence. ~ mahatma-gandhi, @wisdomtrove
79:Many people who help me encounter a lot of resistance from other people and from forces. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
80:The conversations you are most resisting are the conversations you most need to be having. ~ robin-sharma, @wisdomtrove
81:Do what you do so well - and so uniquely - that people can't resist telling others about you ~ walt-disney, @wisdomtrove
82:Resistance and change often begin in art, and very often in our art - the art of words. ~ ursula-k-le-guin, @wisdomtrove
83:People need responsibility. They resist assuming it, but they cannot get along without it. ~ john-steinbeck, @wisdomtrove
84:There is a contagion in example which few men have sufficient force of mind to resist. ~ alexander-hamilton, @wisdomtrove
85:Truth does not really hurt, rather it is our resistance to its message that causes us pain. ~ vernon-howard, @wisdomtrove
86:God rescues us by breaking us, by shattering our strength and wiping out our resistance. ~ aiden-wilson-tozer, @wisdomtrove
87:Misery needs your conspiracy; it needs your help. Without your resistance misery cannot survive. ~ adyashanti, @wisdomtrove
88:Just kept letting go and practicing nonresistance, whether I liked what was happening or not. ~ michael-singer, @wisdomtrove
89:Resist beginnings: it is too late to employ medicine when the evil has grown strong by inveterate habit. ~ ovid, @wisdomtrove
90:The amount of stress in your life is determined by how much energy you expend resisting your life. ~ gary-zukav, @wisdomtrove
91:We are not altogether here to tolerate. We are here to resist, to control and vanquish withal. ~ thomas-carlyle, @wisdomtrove
92:You will only lose when you resist reality; you will only struggle when you disagree with what is. ~ adyashanti, @wisdomtrove
93:A positive mental attitude is an irresistible force that knows no such thing as an immovable body. ~ napoleon-hill, @wisdomtrove
94:No dragon can resist the fascination of riddling talk and of wasting time trying to understand it. ~ j-r-r-tolkien, @wisdomtrove
95:We faced it and did not resist. The storm passed through us and around us. It's gone, but we remain. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
96:I never resist temptation, because I have found that things that are bad for me do not tempt me. ~ george-bernard-shaw, @wisdomtrove
97:Sin and virtue are a game of resistance we play with God in His efforts to draw us towards perfection. ~ sri-aurobindo, @wisdomtrove
98:Only the ego resists egos. The spirit may notice egos, but sees beyond them and does not engage with them. ~ alan-cohen, @wisdomtrove
99:And is he honest who resists his genius or conscience only for the sake of present ease or gratification ~ william-blake, @wisdomtrove
100:But I must bear my destiny as best I can, knowing well that there is no resisting the strength of necessity. ~ aeschylus, @wisdomtrove
101:Generally speaking, espionage offers each spy an opportunity to go crazy in a way he finds irresistible. ~ kurt-vonnegut, @wisdomtrove
102:How little people know who think that holiness is dull... When one meets the real thing, it's irresistible! ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
103:Love is an irresistable desire to be irresistably desired." "Poetry begins in delight and ends in wisdom. ~ robert-frost, @wisdomtrove
104:Marriage is the only known example of the happy meeting of the immovable object and the irresistible force. ~ ogden-nash, @wisdomtrove
105:No one need fear to listen to the voice of God unless he has already made up his mind to resist it. ~ aiden-wilson-tozer, @wisdomtrove
106:What is deservedly suffered must be borne with calmness, but when the pain is unmerited, the grief is resistless. ~ ovid, @wisdomtrove
107:Is all our Life, then but a dream Seen faintly in the golden gleam Athwart Time's dark resistless stream? ~ lewis-carroll, @wisdomtrove
108:Love is a driver, bitter and fierce if you fight and resist him, Easy-going enough once you acknowledge his power. ~ ovid, @wisdomtrove
109:Obscenity only comes in when the mind despises and fears the body, and the body hates and resists the mind. ~ d-h-lawrence, @wisdomtrove
110:Seek out strategic alliances; they are essential to growth and provide resistance to bigger competition. ~ richard-branson, @wisdomtrove
111:Winners must learn to relish change with the same enthusiasm and energy that we have resisted it in the past. ~ tom-peters, @wisdomtrove
112:By nonviolent resistance, the Negro can also enlist all men of good will in his struggle for equality. ~ martin-luther-king, @wisdomtrove
113:But such is the irresistable nature of truth, that all it asks, and all it wants is the liberty of appearing. ~ thomas-paine, @wisdomtrove
114:His response was to fight it with the only weapons at hand—passive resistance and open displays of contempt. ~ kurt-vonnegut, @wisdomtrove
115:Non-resistance, nonjudgment, and nonattachment are the three aspects of true freedom and enlightened living. ~ eckhart-tolle, @wisdomtrove
116:His response was to fight it with the only weapons at hand‚ passive resistance and open displays of contempt. ~ kurt-vonnegut, @wisdomtrove
117:Not even piety will stay wrinkles, nor the encroachments of age, nor the advance of death, which cannot be resisted. ~ horace, @wisdomtrove
118:People who readily accept the need for a gym will resist that their personalities might need some work too. ~ alain-de-botton, @wisdomtrove
119:Unless bureaucracy is constantly resisted, it breaks down representative government and overwhelms democracy. ~ ronald-reagan, @wisdomtrove
120:To resist change, to try to cling to life, is therefore like holding your breath: if you persist you kill yourself. ~ alan-watts, @wisdomtrove
121:Christ lived the life we could not live and took the punishment we could not take to offer the hope we cannot resist. ~ max-lucado, @wisdomtrove
122:I am unattached to outcome. I am comfortable in the realm of uncertainty. I do not anticipate or resist, I allow.   ~ deepak-chopra, @wisdomtrove
123:Every true spiritual teaching is about entering the state of non-resistance voluntarily, that is to say consciously. ~ eckhart-tolle, @wisdomtrove
124:Love your suffering. Do not resist it, do not flee from it. It is only your aversion to it that hurts, nothing else. ~ hermann-hesse, @wisdomtrove
125:Much success can be attributed to inactivity. Most investors cannot resist the temptation to constantly buy and sell. ~ warren-buffet, @wisdomtrove
126:Allow rather than resist what arises in the present moment-inside or out. Let it be interesting rather than good or bad. ~ dan-millman, @wisdomtrove
127:Man is only truly great when he acts from the passions; never irresistible but when he appeals to the imagination. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
128:Wisdom and policy dictate that we must do as destiny demands and keep peace with the irresistible march of events. ~ napoleon-bonaparte, @wisdomtrove
129:Do not resist events that move you out of your comfort zone, especially when your comfort zone was not all that comfortable. ~ alan-cohen, @wisdomtrove
130:There is a Destiny which has the control of our actions, not to be resisted by the strongest efforts of Human Nature. ~ george-washington, @wisdomtrove
131:No one can long worship God in spirit and in truth before the obligation to holy service becomes too strong to resist. ~ aiden-wilson-tozer, @wisdomtrove
132:People who do not need to please are irresistible because they radiate wholeness, a rare delicacy in a world of hungry hearts. ~ alan-cohen, @wisdomtrove
133:Stress happens when your mind resists what is... The only problem in your life is your mind's resistance to life as it unfolds. ~ dan-millman, @wisdomtrove
134:The study of maps and the perusal of travel books aroused in me a secret fascination that was at times almost irresistible. ~ alain-de-botton, @wisdomtrove
135:... when you resist what happens, your mind begins to race; the same thoughts that impinge upon you are actually created by you. ~ dan-millman, @wisdomtrove
136:No man knows how bad he is till he has tried very hard to be good... Only those who try to resist temptation know how strong it is. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
137:Over the years I've seen people lose a spouse and then withdraw and lose interest in life, and I believe we need to resist that. ~ billy-graham, @wisdomtrove
138:When I am commanded to love, I am commanded to restore community, to resist injustice, and to meet the needs of my brothers. ~ martin-luther-king, @wisdomtrove
139:All the performances of human art, at which we look with praise or wonder, are instances of the resistless force of perseverance. ~ samuel-johnson, @wisdomtrove
140:... love triumphs, at least in this life, not by eliminating evil once for all, but by resisting and overcoming it anew every day. ~ thomas-merton, @wisdomtrove
141:Since mind and resistance are synonymous, acceptance immediately frees you from mind dominance and thus reconnects you with Being. ~ eckhart-tolle, @wisdomtrove
142:A person who knows all that is good and all that is true — as much as can be known — but does not resist evils, knows nothing. ~ emanuel-swedenborg, @wisdomtrove
143:Effective resistance to usurpers is possible only provided the citizens understand their rights and are disposed to defend them. ~ alexander-hamilton, @wisdomtrove
144:Studies show that suppressing your thoughts makes them stronger and more frequent. Think of it this way: The thoughts you resist persist. ~ tim-freke, @wisdomtrove
145:Holiness is irresistible. If even 10% of the world's population had it the whole world would be converted and happy before the year's end. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
146:When your soul is resting, your emotions are okay, your mind is okay, and your will is at peace with God, not resisting what He's doing. ~ joyce-meyer, @wisdomtrove
147:Every atom is working and resisting every thought in the mind. Everything we see and know is but the resultant of these two forces. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
148:Besides, when you say you're a feminist it annoys the bigots and the old farts and the prissy ladies so much, it's kind of irresistible. ~ ursula-k-le-guin, @wisdomtrove
149:As long as I retain my feeling and my passion for Nature, I can partly soften or subdue my other passions and resist or endure those of others. ~ lord-byron, @wisdomtrove
150:There is a simple way to package information that, under the right circumstances, can make it irresistible. All you have to do is find it. ~ malcolm-gladwell, @wisdomtrove
151:To fight and conquer in all our battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting. ~ sun-tzu, @wisdomtrove
152:In places this book is a little over-written, because Mr Blunden is no more able to resist a quotation than some people are to refuse a drink. ~ george-orwell, @wisdomtrove
153:Little men with little minds and little imaginations go through life in little ruts, smugly resisting all changes which would jar their little worlds. ~ zig-ziglar, @wisdomtrove
154:Once every seven days, do something that frightens you. Every time we do something that we resist and is frightening, we actually grow in our power. ~ robin-sharma, @wisdomtrove
155:Onward, my brave boys - money or no money - men or no men! Have you love? Have you God? Onward and forward to the breach, you are irresistible. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
156:None will be able to resist truth and love and sincerity. Are you sincere? Unselfish even unto death, and loving? Then fear not, not even death. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
157:The light dove, cleaving the air in her free flight, and feeling its resistance, might imagine that its flight would be still easier in empty space. ~ immanuel-kant, @wisdomtrove
158:What is this love that endures decades, passes on sleep, and resists death to give one kiss? Call it agape love, a love that bears a semblance of God's. ~ max-lucado, @wisdomtrove
159:The natural tendency of all human behavior is toward the path of least resistance. When you resist this tendency, you become stronger and more powerful. ~ brian-tracy, @wisdomtrove
160:Control exists only when there is action of will, positively or negatively. Will is resistance. When the mind is learning, there is no resistance. ~ jiddu-krishnamurti, @wisdomtrove
161:We walked to meet each other up at the time of our love and then we have been irresistibly drifting in different directions, and there's no altering that. ~ leo-tolstoy, @wisdomtrove
162:There are two kinds of men and women, those who have in them resisting as their way of winning those who have in them attacking as their way of winning. ~ gertrude-stein, @wisdomtrove
163:Resistance is an inner contraction, a hardening of the shell of the ego. you are closed. Yielding means inner acceptance of what is. You are open to life. ~ eckhart-tolle, @wisdomtrove
164:You see how when rivers are swollen in winter those trees that yield to the flood retain their branches, but those that offer resistance perish, trunk and all. ~ sophocles, @wisdomtrove
165:I don't think [governments] use [religious repression ] as a weapon, they use it as a as a means of - of oppression. To stifle opposition. To mute resistance. ~ elie-wiesel, @wisdomtrove
166:Life is safe; flowing with the current of being is the simplest way to live. Resistance never really succeeds. Controlling the flow of life is impossible.   ~ deepak-chopra, @wisdomtrove
167:Where youth and diffidence are united, it requires uncommon steadiness of reason to resist the attraction of being called the most charming girl in the world. ~ jane-austen, @wisdomtrove
168:Mark it down: God loves you with an unearthly love. You can't win it by being winsome. You can't lose it by being a loser. But you can be blind enough to resist it ~ max-lucado, @wisdomtrove
169:The easiest thing is to react. The second easiest thing is to respond. But the hardest thing is to initiate. – When people ask you to tell them what to do, resist. ~ seth-godin, @wisdomtrove
170:This doesn’t mean that you condone it or approve of it. It just means that you can see things without resistance and without the confusion of your inner struggle. ~ byron-katie, @wisdomtrove
171:Through nonviolent resistance the Negro will be able to rise to the noble height of opposing the unjust system while loving the perpetrators of the system. ~ martin-luther-king, @wisdomtrove
172:Suffering is how Life tells you that you are resisting or misperceiving what is real and true. It is the way Life suggests that you are not in harmony with what is. ~ adyashanti, @wisdomtrove
173:Knowledge-it excites prejudices to call it science-is advancing as irresistibly, as majestically, as remorselessly as the ocean moves in upon the shore. ~ oliver-wendell-holmes-jr, @wisdomtrove
174:Our cruel and unrelenting enemy leaves us only the choice of brave resistance, or the most abject submission. We have, therefore, to resolve to conquer or die. ~ george-washington, @wisdomtrove
175:To offer no resistance to life is to be in a state of grace, ease and lightness. This state is no longer dependent upon things being in a certain way, good or bad. ~ eckhart-tolle, @wisdomtrove
176:He had angered Providence by resisting too many temptations. There was nothing left but heaven, where he would meet only those who, like him, had wasted earth. ~ f-scott-fitzgerald, @wisdomtrove
177:Some minds seem almost to create themselves, springing up under every disadvantage and working their solitary but irresistible way through a thousand obstacles. ~ washington-irving, @wisdomtrove
178:As long as the mind is in conflict-blaming, resisting, condemning-there can be no understanding. If I want to understand you, I must not condemn you, obviously. ~ jiddu-krishnamurti, @wisdomtrove
179:For people on my side of the cubicle, the goal is always creativity. Spending your time overcoming corporate resistance to creativity - I just don't want to do that. ~ jerry-seinfeld, @wisdomtrove
180:Nonviolent resistance makes it possible for the Negro to remain in the South and struggle for his rights. The Negro's problem will not be solved by running away. ~ martin-luther-king, @wisdomtrove
181:Listen first. Give your opponents a chance to talk. Let them finish. Do not resist, defend or debate. This only raises barriers. Try to build bridges of understanding. ~ dale-carnegie, @wisdomtrove
182:Q: Who is to do the abandoning?  M: God will do it. Just see the need of being abandoned. Don't resist, don't hold on to the person you take yourself to be. ~ sri-nisargadatta-maharaj, @wisdomtrove
183:The most precious gift that marriage gave me was the constant impact of something very close and intimate, yet all the time unmistakably other, resistant - in a word, real. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
184:The principle of nonviolent resistance seeks to reconcile the truths of two opposites-Acquiescence and violence -while avoiding the extremes and immoralities of both. ~ martin-luther-king, @wisdomtrove
185:To be in alignment with what is means to be in a relationship of inner nonresistance with what happens. It means not to label it mentally as good or bad, but to let it be. ~ eckhart-tolle, @wisdomtrove
186:I firmly believe that the Gandhian philosophy of nonviolent resistance is the only logical and moral approach to the solution of the race problem in the United States. ~ martin-luther-king, @wisdomtrove
187:The resistance to praying is like the resistance of tightly clenched fists. This image shows a tension, a desire to cling tightly to yourself, a greediness which betrays fear. ~ henri-nouwen, @wisdomtrove
188:Dangers lurk in all systems. Systems incorporate the unexamined beliefs of their creators. Adopt a system, accept its beliefs, and you help strengthen the resistance to change ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
189:Even like as St. Paul was converted, just so are all others converted; for we all resist God, but the Holy Ghost draws the will of mankind, when he pleases, through preaching. ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove
190:I encourage you to be a person who is not afraid of responsibility. In meeting resistance you will build your strength. If you only do what is easy, you will always remain weak. ~ joyce-meyer, @wisdomtrove
191:She let him come further, his lips came and surging, surging, soft, oh soft, yet on, like the powerful surge of water, irresistible, till with a little blind cry, she broke away. ~ d-h-lawrence, @wisdomtrove
192:The drive to resist compulsion is more important in wild animals than sex, food, or water... The drive for competence or to resist compulsion is a drive to avoid helplessness. ~ martin-seligman, @wisdomtrove
193:The English people on the whole are surely the nicest people in the world, and everybody makes everything so easy for everyone else, that there is almost nothing to resist at all. ~ d-h-lawrence, @wisdomtrove
194:Today I will simply accept. I will relinquish the need to be in resistance to myself and my environment in any way. I will move forward in joy by accepting where I am right now. ~ melody-beattie, @wisdomtrove
195:Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don't resist them; that only creates sorrow.  Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.   ~ lao-tzu, @wisdomtrove
196:All struggle, all resistance is - must be - concrete. And all struggle has a global resonance. If not here, then there. If not now, then soon. Elsewhere as well as here. ~ susan-sontag, @wisdomtrove
197:The new idea either finds a champion or it dies. No ordinary involvement with a new idea provides the energy required to cope with the indifference and resistance that change provokes. ~ tom-peters, @wisdomtrove
198:Government, like any other organism, refuses to acquiesce in its own extinction. This refusal, of course, involves the resistance to any effort to diminish its powers and prerogatives. ~ h-l-mencken, @wisdomtrove
199:My anxious recollections, my sympathetic feeling, and my best wishes are irresistibly excited whensoever, in any country, I see an oppressed nation unfurl the banners of freedom. ~ george-washington, @wisdomtrove
200:Government is violence, Christianity is meekness, non-resistance, love. And, therefore, government cannot be Christian, and a man who wishes to be a Christian must not serve government. ~ leo-tolstoy, @wisdomtrove
201:The religion most prevalent in our northern colonies is a refinement on the principles of resistance: it is the dissidence of dissent, and the protestantism of the Protestant religion. ~ edmund-burke, @wisdomtrove
202:You must originate, and you must sympathize; yon must possess, at the same time, the habit of communicating and the habit of listening. The union is rather rare, but irresistible. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
203:The status quo is persistent and resistant. It exists because everyone wants it to. Everyone believes that what they've got is probably better than the risk and fear that come with change. ~ seth-godin, @wisdomtrove
204:Focus on impact, not approval. If you believe you can change the world, which I hope you do, do what you believe is right and expect resistance and expect attackers. Keep calm and carry on! ~ tim-ferris, @wisdomtrove
205:The end of all political associations is the preservation of the natural and imprescriptible rights of man; and these rights are liberty, property, security, and resistance of oppression. ~ thomas-paine, @wisdomtrove
206:[I]f you can be with the pleasant without chasing after it, with the unpleasant without resisting it, and with the neutral without ignoring it - [... ] that is an incredible [... ] freedom. ~ rick-hanson, @wisdomtrove
207:We remove mountains, and make seas our smooth highway; nothing can resist us. We war with rude Nature; and, by our resistless engines, come off always victorious, and loaded with spoils. ~ thomas-carlyle, @wisdomtrove
208:Trust allows you to follow your feelings through your defenses to their sources, and to bring to the light of consciousness those aspects of yourself that resist wholeness, that live in fear. ~ gary-zukav, @wisdomtrove
209:When you do what you love, the seemingly impossible becomes simply challenging, the laborious becomes purposeful resistance, the difficult loses its edge and is trampled by your progress. ~ steve-maraboli, @wisdomtrove
210:I have learned to offer no resistance to what is; I have learned to allow the present moment to be and to accept the impermanent nature of all things and conditions. Thus I have found peace. ~ eckhart-tolle, @wisdomtrove
211:Reality is infinitely diverse, compared with even the subtlest conclusions of abstract thought, and does not allow of clear-cut and sweeping distinctions. Reality resists classification. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
212:Don’t be disheartened by the forces of evil. Nothing can happen that God hasn’t allowed. Even resistance is all part of grand orchestration. The devil always has you right were God wants you. ~ steve-maraboli, @wisdomtrove
213:Man loves the marvelous. It has an irresistible charm for him. He is always ready to leave that with which he is familiar to pursue vain inventions. He lends himself to his own deception. ~ napoleon-bonaparte, @wisdomtrove
214:Much to his annoyance, a thought popped into his mind. It was very clear and very distinct, and he had now come to recognize these thoughts for what they were. His instinct was to resist them. ~ douglas-adams, @wisdomtrove
215:Only when the mind is still, tranquil, not expecting or grasping or resisting a single thing, is it possible to see what is true. It is the truth that liberates, not your effort to be free. ~ jiddu-krishnamurti, @wisdomtrove
216:It is a fair, even-handed, noble adjustment of things, that while there is infection in disease and sorrow, there is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humour. ~ charles-dickens, @wisdomtrove
217:Each generation exercises power over its successors: and each, in so far as it modifies the environment bequeathed to it and rebels against tradition, resists and limits the power of its predecessors. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
218:The only problem, the only thing that causes you any trouble, the only thing that slows you down, the only thing that keeps you from what you want, the ONLY thing that makes you sick is resistance. ~ esther-hicks, @wisdomtrove
219:I just wanted to be in show business. I didn't care if I was going to be an actor or a magician or what. Comedy was a point of the least resistance, really. And on the simplest level, I loved comedy. ~ steve-martin, @wisdomtrove
220:In politics nothing is immutable. Events carry within them an invincible power. The unwise destroy themselves in resistance. The skillful accept events, take strong hold of them and direct them. ~ napoleon-bonaparte, @wisdomtrove
221:Quite simply, no matter how hard you try, no matter how "open" you are, you'll end up surrounded by "yes people." It's hard not to believe people who are repeating your own ideas. Resist the temptation. ~ tom-peters, @wisdomtrove
222:Resist the temptation to think what afflicts you is peculiar to you. Have faith that what is in your consciousness can be communicated to the consciousness of all. And is, in many cases, already there. ~ alice-walker, @wisdomtrove
223:The disciple must have great power of endurance. Bear all evil and misery without one thought of unhappiness, resistance, remedy, or retaliation. That is true endurance, and that you must acquire. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
224:I understood that as much as I had resisted the outside, as much as I had constricted my life, as much as I had closed and narrowed the channels into me, there were still many takers for the quiet heart. ~ steve-martin, @wisdomtrove
225:Passion should believe itself irresistible. It should forget civility and consideration and all the other curses of a refined nature. Above all, it should never ask for leave where there is a right of way. ~ e-m-forster, @wisdomtrove
226:Are you on the eve of change? Embrace it. Accept it. Don't resist it. Change is not only a part of life, change is a necessary part of God's strategy. To use us to change the world, he alters our assignments. ~ max-lucado, @wisdomtrove
227:I find that all my thoughts circle around God like the planets around the sun, and are as irresistibly attracted by Him. I would feel it to be the grossest sin if I were to oppose any resistance to this force. ~ carl-jung, @wisdomtrove
228:But the repressed merges into the id as well, and is merely a part of it. The repressed is only cut off sharply from the ego by the resistances of repression; it can communicate with the ego through the id. ~ sigmund-freud, @wisdomtrove
229:I have steadily endeavored to keep my mind free so as to give up any hypothesis, however much beloved (and I cannot resist forming one on every subject), as soon as the facts are shown to be opposed to it. ~ charles-darwin, @wisdomtrove
230:We must embrace struggle. Every living thing conforms to it. Everything in nature grows and struggles in its own way, establishing its own identity, insisting on it at all cost, against all resistance. ~ rainer-maria-rilke, @wisdomtrove
231:[Nonviolence] is directed against forces of evil rather than against persons who happen to be doing the evil. It is evil that the nonviolent resister seeks to defeat, not the persons victimized by evil. ~ martin-luther-king, @wisdomtrove
232:Our self – luminous, empty Awareness – knows no resistance and is, therefore, Peace itself; it seeks nothing and is, thus, happiness itself; it is intimately one with all appearances and is, as such, pure love. ~ rupert-spira, @wisdomtrove
233:Since being in India, I am more convinced than ever before that the method of nonviolent resistance is the most potent weapon available to oppressed people in their struggle for justice and human dignity. ~ martin-luther-king, @wisdomtrove
234:Are you willing to spend time studying the issues, making yourself aware, and then conveying that information to family and friends? Will you resist the temptation to get a government handout for your community? ~ ronald-reagan, @wisdomtrove
235:Enthusiasm is the yeast that makes your hopes shine to the stars. Enthusiasm is the sparkle in your eyes, the swing in your gait. The grip of your hand, the irresistible surge of will and energy to execute your ideas. ~ henry-ford, @wisdomtrove
236:I have brought myself, by long meditation, to the conviction that a human being with a settled purpose must accomplish it, and that nothing can resist a will which will stake even existence upon its fulfillment. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
237:Questions give us no rest. We know not why our curse makes us seek we know not what, ever and ever. But we cannot resist it. It whispers to us that there are great things on this earth of ours, and that we must know them. ~ ayn-rand, @wisdomtrove
238:We are not here to triumph by fighting, by strata gem, or by resistance, not to fight with beasts as men. We have fought the beast and have conquered. We have only to conquer now, by suffering. This is the easier victory. ~ t-s-eliot, @wisdomtrove
239:Writing a book is a horrible, exhausting struggle, like a long bout with some painful illness. One would never undertake such a thing if one were not driven on by some demon whom one can neither resist nor understand. ~ george-orwell, @wisdomtrove
240:There is no doubt that the resistance of the conscious and unconscious ego operates under the sway of the pleasure principle: it seeks to avoid the unpleasure which would be produced by the liberation of the repressed. ~ sigmund-freud, @wisdomtrove
241:Clearly remember deciding that from now on if life was unfolding in a certain way, and the only reason I was resisting it was because of a personal preference, I would let go of my preference and let life be in charge. ~ michael-singer, @wisdomtrove
242:If you meditate regularly, even when you don't feel like it, you will make great gains, for it will allow you to see how your thoughts impose limits on you. Your resistances to meditation are your mental prisons in miniature. ~ ram-das, @wisdomtrove
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244:Deliverance can come to us only by the defeat of our old life. Safety and peace come only after we have been forced to our knees. God rescues us by breaking us, by shattering our strength and wiping out our resistance. ~ aiden-wilson-tozer, @wisdomtrove
245:It is clear that we must embrace struggle. Every living thing conforms to it. Everything in nature grows and struggles in its own way, establishing its own identity, insisting on it at all cost, against all resistance. ~ rainer-maria-rilke, @wisdomtrove
246:What you resist, persists. If you are resisting something, you are feeding it.  Any energy you actively fight, you are feeding.  If you are using negative energy to push something away, you are inviting it to stay.  ~ marc-and-angel-chernoff, @wisdomtrove
247:A man is not saved against his will, but he is made willing by the operation of the Holy Ghost. A mighty grace which he does not wish to resist enters into the man, disarms him, makes a new creature of him, and he is saved. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
248:The state in which the ideas existed before being made conscious is called by us repression, and we assert that the force which instituted the repression and maintains it is perceived as resistance during the work of analysis. ~ sigmund-freud, @wisdomtrove
249:As peacemakers, we must resist all the powers of war and destruction and proclaim that peace is the divine gift offered to all who affirm life. Resistance means saying &
250:In this exploration the deeper layers, such as feelings of fear, guilt, shame, inadequacy, unlovableness, etc. are allowed to surface without resistance or agenda and slowly reveal the sense of separation that lies at their heart. ~ rupert-spira, @wisdomtrove
251:Every aspect of life is pre-programmed to rise to its highest creative possibility. We don't have to make that happen, but we have to allow it to happen. And that itself is the struggle of life: resisting the resistant mind. ~ marianne-williamson, @wisdomtrove
252:Do not resist the evil-doer and take no part in doing so, either in the violent deeds of the administration, in the law courts, the collection of taxes, or above all in soldiering, and no one in the world will be able to enslave you. ~ leo-tolstoy, @wisdomtrove
253:Religions are tough. Either they make no contentions which are subject to disproof or they quickly redesign doctrine after disproof. ... near the core of the religious experience is something remarkably resistant to rational inquiry. ~ carl-sagan, @wisdomtrove
254:The master is totally at one with this moment. He or she does not oppose, internally, this moment. He or she offers no inner- resistance to this moment - to the isness of now - to whatever arises now. It is not resisted internally. ~ eckhart-tolle, @wisdomtrove
255:Why does the mind habitually deny or resist the Now? Because it cannot function and remain in control without time, which is past and future, so it perceives the timeless Now as threatening. Time and mind are in fact inseparable.   ~ eckhart-tolle, @wisdomtrove
256:Resist discouragement by speaking His Word over your future. Keep standing. Keep hoping; keep believing because He is working behind the scenes. He's going to accelerate your times and lead you into the life of victory He has for you. ~ joel-osteen, @wisdomtrove
257:And so gentlemen, I learned. Oh, if you have to learn, you learn; if you're desperate for a way out, you learn; you learn pitilessly. You stand over yourself with a whip in your hand; if there's the least resistance, you lash yourself. ~ franz-kafka, @wisdomtrove
258:If we want to live without suffering, we first have to live with it. When suffering is welcomed so completely that there is not the slightest resistance to it, what we were seeking, by trying to get rid of it, is revealed at its heart. ~ rupert-spira, @wisdomtrove
259:Jesus tapped me on the shoulder and said, Bob, why are you resisting me? I said, I'm not resisting you! He said, You gonna follow me? I said, I've never thought about that before! He said, When you're not following me, you're resisting me. ~ bob-dylan, @wisdomtrove
260:Your life, all of your life, is your path to awakening. By resisting or not dealing with its challenges, you stay asleep to Reality. Pay attention to what life is trying to reveal to you. Say yes to its fierce, ruthless, and loving grace. ~ adyashanti, @wisdomtrove
261:To be in love involves the most irresistible conviction that one will go on being in love until one dies, and that possession of the beloved will confer, not merely frequent ecstasies, but settled, fruitful, deep-rooted, lifelong happiness. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
262:The brain has a wonderful capacity to simulate experiences, but there´s a price: the simulator pulls you out of the moment, plus it sets you chasing pleasures that aren´t that great and resisting pains that are exaggerated or not even real ~ rick-hanson, @wisdomtrove
263:When you surrender, the problem ceases to exist. Try to solve it, or conquer it, and you only set up more resistance. . . . The most difficult thing to admit, and to realize with one's whole being, is that you alone control nothing. . . . ~ henry-miller, @wisdomtrove
264:The soul loves to meditate, for in contact with the Spirit lies its greatest joy. If, then you experience mental resistance during meditation, remember that reluctance to meditate comes from the ego; it doesn't belong to the soul. ~ paramahansa-yogananda, @wisdomtrove
265:Freedom had been hunted round the globe; reason was considered as rebellion; and the slavery of fear had made men afraid to think. But such is the irresistible nature of truth, that all it asks, and all it wants, is the liberty of appearing. ~ thomas-paine, @wisdomtrove
266:All of the American's foreign wars have been fought with foes either too weak to resist them or too heavily engaged elsewhere to make more than a half-hearted attempt. The combats with Mexico and Spain were not wars; they were simply lynchings. ~ h-l-mencken, @wisdomtrove
267:In modern European thought a tragedy is occurring in that the original bonds uniting the affirmative attitude towards the world with ethics are, by a slow but irresistible process, loosening and finally parting. Out of my life and Thought. ~ albert-schweitzer, @wisdomtrove
268:We live in capitalism, its power seems inescapable - but then, so did the divine right of kings. Any human power can be resisted and changed by human beings. Resistance and change often begin in art. Very often in our art, the art of words. ~ ursula-k-le-guin, @wisdomtrove
269:The non-violent resistor not only avoids external, physical violence, but he avoids internal violence of spirit. He not only refuses to shoot his opponent, but he refuses to hate him. And he stands with understanding, goodwill at all times. ~ martin-luther-king, @wisdomtrove
270:Wat a vast fertility of pleasure books hold for me! I went in and found the table laden with books. I looked in and sniffed them all. I could not resist carrying this one off and broaching it. I think I could happily live here and read forever. ~ virginia-woolf, @wisdomtrove
271:James Allen says &
272:I learned through my body and soul that it was necessary for me to sin, that I needed lust, that I had to strive for property and experience nausea and the depths of despair in order to learn not to resist them, in order to learn to love the world. ~ hermann-hesse, @wisdomtrove
273:The decision to make the present moment into your friend is the end of the ego. The ego can never be in alignment with the present moment, which is to say, aligned with life, since its very nature compels it to ignore, resist, or devalue the Now.   ~ eckhart-tolle, @wisdomtrove
274:Romance only dies with life. No pair of pincers will ever pull it out of us. But there is a spurious sentiment which cannot resist the unexpected and the incongruous and the grotesque. A touch will loosen it, and the sooner it goes from us the better. ~ e-m-forster, @wisdomtrove
275:You know what I am going to say. I love you. What other men may mean when they use that expression, I cannot tell; what I mean is, that I am under the influence of some tremendous attraction which I have resisted in vain, and which overmasters me. ~ charles-dickens, @wisdomtrove
276:Youd get very rich if you thought of yourself as having a card with only twenty punches in a lifetime, and every financial decision used up one punch. Youd resist the temptation to dabble. Youd make more good decisions and youd make more big decisions. ~ warren-buffet, @wisdomtrove
277:You cannot resist something to which you grant no reality. The act of resisting a thing is the act of granting it life. When you resist an energy, you place it there. The more you resist, the more you make it real—whatever it is you are resisting. ~ neale-donald-walsch, @wisdomtrove
278:My slumbers&
279:People do not expect to find chastity in a whorehouse. Why, then, do they expect to find honesty and humanity in government, a congeries of institutions whose modus operandi consists of lying, cheating, stealing, and if need be, murdering those who resist? ~ h-l-mencken, @wisdomtrove
280:I am of a different mind ten times in the course of a day. But I resist the devil, and often it is with a fart that I chase him away. When he tempts me with silly sins I say, &
281:You know quite well, deep within you, that there is only a single magic, a single power, a single salvation... and that is called loving. Well, then, love your suffering. Do not resist it, do not flee from it. It is your aversion that hurts, nothing else. ~ hermann-hesse, @wisdomtrove
282:An irresistable footnote: in 1971, pension fund managers invested a record 122% of net funds available in equities - at full prices they couldn't buy enough of them. In 1974, after the bottom had fallen out, they committed a then record low of 21% to stocks. ~ warren-buffet, @wisdomtrove
283:It takes a lot more courage to let something go than it does to hang on to it, trying to make it better. Letting go doesn't mean ignoring a situation. Letting go means accepting what is, exactly as it is, without fear, resistance, or a struggle for control. ~ lyania-vanzant, @wisdomtrove
284:They are our brothers, these freedom fighters... . They are the moral equal of our Founding Fathers and the brave men and women of the French Resistance. We cannot turn away from them, for the struggle here is not right versus left; it is right versus wrong. ~ ronald-reagan, @wisdomtrove
285:Through non-resistance, the quality of your consciousness and, therefore, the quality of whatever you are doing or creating is enhanced immeasurably. The results will then look after themselves and reflect that quality. We could call this surrendered action. ~ eckhart-tolle, @wisdomtrove
286:They must take me for a fool, or even worse, a lunatic. And no wonder ,for I am so intensely conscious of my misfortune and my misery is so overwhelming that I am powerless to resist it and am being turned into stone, devoid of all knowledge or feeling. ~ miguel-de-cervantes, @wisdomtrove
287:I don’t think it’s quite that simple. Some people never observe anything, Life just happens to them. They get by on little more than a kind of dumb persistence, and they resist with anger and resentment anything that might lift them out of that false serenity. ~ frank-herbert, @wisdomtrove
288:If you can break the link between feeling tones and craving—if you can be with the pleasant without chasing after it, with the unpleasant without resisting it, and with the neutral without ignoring it—then you have cut the chain of suffering, at least for a time. ~ rick-hanson, @wisdomtrove
289:The willow which bends to the tempest, often escapes better than the oak which resists it; and so in great calamities, it sometimes happens that light and frivolous spirits recover their elasticity and presence of mind sooner than those of a loftier character. ~ albert-schweitzer, @wisdomtrove
290:What makes the temptation of power so seemingly irresistible? Maybe it is that power offers an easy substitute for the hard task of love. It seems easier to be God than to love God, easier to control people than to love people, easier to own life than to love life. ~ henri-nouwen, @wisdomtrove
291:So let us persevere. Peace need not be impracticable, and war need not be inevitable. By defining our goal more clearly, by making it seem more manageable and less remote, we can help all peoples to see it, to draw hope from it, and to move irresistibly toward it. ~ john-f-kennedy, @wisdomtrove
292:We must recognise that duty and morality vary under different circumstances; not that the man who resists evil is doing what is always and in itself wrong, but that in the different circumstances in which he is placed it may become even his duty to resist evil. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
293:Once you are present in the Energyfield of Self-discovery, it's like you are a piece of ice in warm water. The warm water is the Self. The ice is the mind. The warm water is not fighting with the ice. The ice can not resist the melting. It is a natural and fatal attraction. ~ mooji, @wisdomtrove
294:To his enemies the householder must be a hero. Them he must resist. That is the duty of the householder. He must not sit down in a corner and weep, and talk nonsense about non-resistance. If he does not show himself a hero to his enemies he has not done his duty. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
295:Women do not win formula one races, because they simply are not strong enough to resist the G-forces. In the boardroom, it is different. I believe women are better able to marshal their thoughts than men and because they are less egotistical they make fewer assumptions. ~ henry-ford, @wisdomtrove
296:For an athlete to function properly, he must be intent. There has to be a definite purpose and goal if you are to progress. If you are not intent about what you are doing, you aren't able to resist the temptation to do something else that might be more fun at the moment. ~ john-wooden, @wisdomtrove
297:At the great iron gate of the churchyard he stopped and looked in. He looked up at the high tower spectrally resisting the wind, and he looked round at the white tombstones, like enough to the dead in their winding-sheets, and he counted the nine tolls of the clock-bell. ~ charles-dickens, @wisdomtrove
298:Forgiveness is to relinquish your grievance and so to let go of grief. It happens naturally once you realize that your grievance serves no purpose except to strengthen a false sense of self. Forgiveness is to offer no resistance to life – to allow life to live through you.  ~ eckhart-tolle, @wisdomtrove
299:There's a widespread cultural barrenness across art and political culture. But there are some pockets of resistance on the extreme margins, like the techno-savvy protest movements, small press, the creator-owned comics, that seem to be getting some signs of hope for the future. ~ alan-moore, @wisdomtrove
300:We who follow Christ are men and women of eternity. We must put no confidence in the passing scenes of the disappearing world. We must resist every attempt of Satan to palm off upon us the values that belong to mortality. Nothing less than forever is long enough for us. ~ aiden-wilson-tozer, @wisdomtrove
301:The resistance is the voice in your head telling you to use bullets in your PowerPoint slides... It's the voice that tells you to leave controversial ideas out of the paper you're writing, because the teacher won't like them. The resistance pushes relentlessly for you to fit in. ~ seth-godin, @wisdomtrove
302:When I myself had twice or thrice made a resolute resistance unto anger, the like befell me that did the Thebans; who, having once foiled the Lacedaemonians (who before that time had held themselves invincible), never after lost so much as one battle which they fought against them. ~ plutarch, @wisdomtrove
303:You are not bound. You have got free will. You cannot change the experiences, the results of Prarabdha but you can change your future by right thinking and right action and thus make your will pure and irresistible. You can attain Self-realisatio n with the help of a dynamic will. ~ sivananda, @wisdomtrove
304:To fight anger with anger only makes you see a deeper shade of red. To resist envy only makes it more green. To turn sadness away means it will come back tomorrow twice as blue. True self-compassion is to fully accept and allow what is. To allow it to be there and be fully felt. ~ aimee-davies, @wisdomtrove
305:As the Sandwich-Islander believes that the strength and valor of the enemy he kills passes into himself, so we gain the strength of the temptations we resistRalph Waldo Emerson ~ ralph-waldo-emerson, @wisdomtrove
306:The more in vibrational sync you are with who you really are, then the more you are allowing only those things that you’re wanting, and the less resistance there is. And the less resistance there is, then the less delay between the idea of the thought and the receiving of it.       ~ esther-hicks, @wisdomtrove
307:This is that eloquence the ancients represented as lightning, bearing down every opposer; this the power which has turned whole assemblies into astonishment, admiration and awe- - that is described by the torrent, the flame, and every other instance of irresistible impetuosity. ~ oliver-goldsmith, @wisdomtrove
308:Resistance and nonviolence are not in themselves good. There is another element that must be present in our struggle that then makes our resistance and nonviolence truly meaningful. That element is reconciliation. Our ultimate end must be the creation of the beloved community. ~ martin-luther-king, @wisdomtrove
309:The keys of a fortress are always well worth the retirement of the garrison when it is resolved to yield only on those conditions. On this principle it is always wiser to grant an honorable capitulation to a garrison which has made a vigorous resistance than to risk an assault. ~ napoleon-bonaparte, @wisdomtrove
310:This of course is the way to talk to dragons, if you don't want to reveal your proper name which is wise, and don't want to infuriate them by a flat refusal which is also very wise. No dragon can resist the fascination of riddling talk and of wasting time to trying to understand it. ~ j-r-r-tolkien, @wisdomtrove
311:Christ said, "Resist not evil", and we do not understand it until we discover that it is not only moral but actually the best policy, for anger is loss of energy to the man who displays it. You should not allow your minds to come into those brain-combinations of anger and hatred. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
312:The more opposition there is, the better. Does a river acquire velocity unless there is resistance? The newer and better a thing is, the more opposition I will meet with at the outset. It is opposition which foretells success. Where there is no opposition there is no success either. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
313:I knew I wanted to be in show business so I took the path of least resistance. I loved comedy. But you never know you are funny until people laugh. It's just what I was interested in. I could make people laugh, I guess, but doing it at school and doing it onstage are very different things. ~ steve-martin, @wisdomtrove
314:We believe half-instinctively that evil always defeats itself in the long run. Pacifism is founded largely on this belief.  Don't resist evil, and it will somehow destroy itself. But why should it? What evidence is there that it does... unless conquered from the outside by military force? ~ george-orwell, @wisdomtrove
315:Much of the modern resistance to chastity comes from men's belief that they &
316:We (the indivisible divinity that works in us) have dreamed the world. We have dreamed it resistant, mysterious, visible, ubiquitous in space and firm in time, but we have allowed slight, and eternal, bits of the irrational to form part of its architecture so as to know that it is false. ~ jorge-luis-borges, @wisdomtrove
317:That the government's power under the Taft-Hartley Act to stop a strike by injunction so clearly strengthens the hand of the employer-even though it is used only when a strike threatens the national health, welfare, or safety-is a grave blemish and explains much of union resistance to the Act. ~ peter-drucker, @wisdomtrove
318:The great law of culture is, Let each become all that he was created capable of being; expand, if possible, to his full growth; resisting all impediments, casting off all foreign, especially all noxious adhesions, and show himself at length in his own shape and stature be these what they may. ~ thomas-carlyle, @wisdomtrove
319:But by accident, not by cunning calculation, books, because of their weight and texture, and because of their sweetly token resistance to manipulation, involve our hands and eyes, and then our minds and souls, in a spiritual adventure I would be very sorry for my grandchildren not to know about. ~ kurt-vonnegut, @wisdomtrove
320:The point is not to resist painful experiences or grasp at pleasant ones: that’s a kind of craving—and craving leads to suffering. The art is to find a balance in which you remain mindful, accepting, and curious regarding difficult experiences—while also taking in supportive feelings and thoughts. ~ rick-hanson, @wisdomtrove
321:It is hard to resist the impression that the present structure of the universe, apparently so sensitive to minor alterations in numbers, has been rather carefully thought out... The seemingly miraculous concurrence of these numerical values must remain the most compelling evidence for cosmic design. ~ paul-davies, @wisdomtrove
322:There are times when we do not recognize that it is time for us to move forward. When life is ready for us to move and we resist, life will move us by any means necessary. What may feel like a disaster is actually a graduation. Remain open to being guided, supported and protected by the universe. ~ lyania-vanzant, @wisdomtrove
323:What is needed, rather than running away or controlling or suppressing or any other resistance, is understanding fear; that means, watch it, learn about it, come directly into contact with it. We are to learn about fear, not how to escape from it, not how to resist it through courage and so on. ~ jiddu-krishnamurti, @wisdomtrove
324:He was tall as a young tree, lithe, immensely strong, able swiftly to draw a great war-bow and shoot down a Nazgûl, endowed with the tremendous vitality of Elvish bodies, so hard and resistant to hurt that he went only in light shoes over rock or through snow, the most tireless of all the Fellowship. ~ j-r-r-tolkien, @wisdomtrove
325:The unconscious - that is to say, the &
326:I must confess that I am deeply troubled. I fear that human beings are intent upon acting out a vast death wish and that it lies with us now to make every effort to promote resistance to the insanity and brutality of policies which encompass the extermination of hundreds of millions of human beings. ~ bertrand-russell, @wisdomtrove
327:When all has been considered, it seems to me to be the irresistible intuition that infinite punishment for finite sin would be unjust, and therefore wrong. We feel that even weak and erring Man would shrink from such an act. And we cannot conceive of God as acting on a lower standard of right and wrong. ~ lewis-carroll, @wisdomtrove
328:Nothing which is at all times and in every way agreeable to us can have objective reality. It is of the very nature of the real that it should have sharp corners and rough edges, that it should be resistant, should be itself. Dream-furniture is the only kind on which you never stub your toes or bang your knee. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
329:While Leonidas was preparing to make his stand, a Persian envoy arrived. The envoy explained to Leonidas the futility of trying to resist the advance of the Great King's army and demanded that the Greeks lay down their arms and submit to the might of Persia. Leonidas laconically told Xerxes, "Come and get them. ~ plutarch, @wisdomtrove
330:If you can break the link between feeling tones and craving—if you can be with the pleasant without chasing after it, with the unpleasant without resisting it, and with the neutral without ignoring it—then you have cut the chain of suffering, at least for a time. And that is an incredible blessing and freedom. ~ rick-hanson, @wisdomtrove
331:Time and again I was seeing that if I could handle the winds of the current storm, they would end up blowing in some great gift…Challenging situations create the force needed to bring about change. The problem is that we generally use all the stirred up energy intended to bring about change, to resist change. ~ michael-singer, @wisdomtrove
332:Remarkable visions and genuine insight are always met with resistance. And when you start to make progress, your efforts are met with even more resistance. Products, services, career paths... whatever it is, the forces for mediocrity will align to stop you, forgiving no errors and never backing down until it's over ~ seth-godin, @wisdomtrove
333:Publicity in women is detestable. Anonymity runs in their blood. The desire to be veiled still possesses them. They are not even now as concerned about the health of their fame as men are, and, speaking generally, will pass a tombstone or a signpost without feeling an irresistible desire to cut their names on it. ~ virginia-woolf, @wisdomtrove
334:Only those who try to resist temptation know how strong it is. ... We never find out the strength of the evil impulse inside us until we try to fight it: and Christ, because He was the only man who never yielded to temptation, is also the only man who knows to the full what temptation means—the only complete realist. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
335:What then are we to do about our problems? We must learn to live with them until such time as God delivers us from them... we must pray for grace to endure them without murmuring. Problems patiently endured will work for our spiritual perfecting. They harm us only when we resist them or endure them unwillingly. ~ aiden-wilson-tozer, @wisdomtrove
336:Will you resist the temptation to get a government handout for your community? Realize that the doctor's fight against socialized medicine is your fight. We can't socialize the doctors without socializing the patients. Recognize that government invasion of public power is eventually an assault upon your own business. ~ ronald-reagan, @wisdomtrove
337:Every temptation that is resisted, every evil thought that is curbed, every desire that is subdued, every bitter word that is withheld, every noble aspiration that is encouraged, every sublime thought that is cultivated, adds to the development of will-force, good character, and attainment of eternal bliss and immortality. ~ sivananda, @wisdomtrove
338:Let the first act of every morning be to make the following resolve for the day: I shall not fear anyone on Earth. I shall fear only God. I shall not bear ill will toward anyone. I shall not submit to injustice from anyone. I shall conquer untruth by truth. And in resisting untruth, I shall put up with all suffering.  ~ mahatma-gandhi, @wisdomtrove
339:The words are very distinctly formed; but by the bodily ear they are not heard. They are, however, much more clearly understood than they would be if they were heard by the ear. It is impossible not to understand them, whatever resistance we may offer... There is no escape, for in spite of ourselves we must listen... ~ teresa-of-avila, @wisdomtrove
340:Anyone who proposes to do good must not expect people to roll stones out of his way, but must accept his lot calmly if they even roll a few more on it. A strength which becomes clearer and stronger through experiences of such obstacles is the only strength that can conquer them. Resistance is only a waste of strength. ~ albert-schweitzer, @wisdomtrove
341:Grief, unresisted, is grace. It doesn't mean it doesn't hurt anymore, it doesn't mean it doesn't rip your heart out... .In great grief, there's an incredible love in it. In love there's a tinge of bitter. In true love. My teacher used to say &
342:It is impossible to combat enthusiasm with reason; for though it makes a show of resistance, it soon eludes the pressure, refers you to distinctions not to be understood, and feelings which it cannot explain. A man who would endeavor to fix an enthusiast by argument might as well attempt to spread quicksilver with his finger. ~ oliver-goldsmith, @wisdomtrove
343:Whatever you resist you become. If you resist anger, you are always angry. If you resist sadness, you are always sad. If you resist suffering, you are always suffering. If you resist confusion, you are always confused. We think that we resist certain states because they are there, but actually they are there because we resist them. ~ adyashanti, @wisdomtrove
344:Always say “yes” to the present moment. What could be more futile, more insane, than to create inner resistance to what already is? What could be more insane than to oppose life itself, which is now and always now? Surrender to what is. Say “yes” to life — and see how life suddenly starts working for you rather than against you.   ~ eckhart-tolle, @wisdomtrove
345:Without doubt one is allowed to resist against the unjust aggressor to one's life, one's goods or one's physical integrity; sometimes, even 'til the aggressor's death... In fact, this act is aimed at preserving one's life or one's goods and to make the aggressor powerless. Thus, it is a good act, which is the right of the victim. ~ denis-diderot, @wisdomtrove
346:Without doubt one is allowed to resist against the unjust aggressor to one's life, one's goods or one's physical integrity; sometimes, even 'til the aggressor's death... In fact, this act is aimed at preserving one's life or one's goods and to make the aggressor powerless. Thus, it is a good act, which is the right of the victim. ~ thomas-aquinas, @wisdomtrove
347:We declare, upon Scriptural authority, that the human will is so desperately set on mischief, so depraved, and so inclined to everything that is evil, and so disinclined to everything that is good, that without the powerful, supernatural, irresistible influence of the Holy Spirit, no human will ever be constrained towards Christ. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
348:Love is said to be an involuntary passion, and it is, therefore, contended that it cannot be resisted. This is true in part only, for like all things else, when nourished and supplied plentifully with ailment, it is rapid in its progress; but let these be withdrawn and it may be stifled in its birth or much stinted in its growth. ~ george-washington, @wisdomtrove
349:Compassion is the basis of all truthful relationship: it means being present with love-for ourselves and for all life, including animals, fish, birds, and trees.  Compassion is bringing our deepest truth into our actions, no matter how much the world seems to resist, because that is ultimately what we have to give this world and one another. ~ ram-das, @wisdomtrove
350:[I]t must be emphasized that nonviolent resistance is not a method for cowards; it does resist. If one uses this method because he is afraid or merely because he lacks the instruments of violence, he is not truly nonviolent. This is why Gandhi often said that if cowardice is the only alternative to violence, it is better to fight. ~ martin-luther-king, @wisdomtrove
351:For most of us, the classic test of willpower is resisting temptation, whether the temptress is a doughnut, a cigarette, a clearance sale, or a one-night stand. When people say, "I have no willpower," what they usually mean is, "I have trouble saying no when my mouth, stomach, heart, or (fill in your anatomical part) wants to say yes. ~ kelly-mcgonigal, @wisdomtrove
352:Freedom of life does not mean disorder of life, does not mean chaos, and just everyone doing anything he wants. That is not the freedom of life. The tree, when you give it a chance, protect it when it is young, will grow straight, because it has developed its own resistance; but the moment you make it delicate, then it gets crooked. ~ jiddu-krishnamurti, @wisdomtrove
353:Direct your attention inward. Have a look inside yourself. What kind of thoughts is your mind producing? What do you feel? Direct your attention into the body. Is there any tension? Once you detect that there is a low level of unease, the background static, see in what way you are avoiding, resisting, or denying life - by denying the Now. ~ eckhart-tolle, @wisdomtrove
354:Leave your mind alone, that is all. Don't go along with it. After all, there is no such thing as mind apart from thoughts which come and go obeying their own laws, not yours. They dominate you only because you are interested in them. It is exactly as Christ said, &
355:And questions give us no rest. We know not why our curse makes us seek we know not what, ever and ever. But we cannot resist it. It whispers to us that there are great things on this earth of ours, and that we can know them if we try, and that we must know them. We ask, why must we know, but it has no answer to give us. We must know that we may know. ~ ayn-rand, @wisdomtrove
356:Desire, for many people, often feels like yearning, for while they are focused upon something that they want to experience or have, they are equally aware of its absence. But there is no feeling of lack in pure desire. If you will keep in mind that whenever you ask, it is always given, then each of your desires will now be pure, unresisted desire. ~ esther-hicks, @wisdomtrove
357:Pain is a relatively objective, physical phenomenon; suffering is our psychological resistance to what happens. Events may create physical pain, but they do not in themselves create suffering. Resistance creates suffering. Stress happens when your mind resists what is... The only problem in your life is your mind's resistance to life as it unfolds. ~ dan-millman, @wisdomtrove
358:Give up salt, give up sugar, give up spices, give up vegetables, give up chutnies, give up tamarind. Serve Bhangis, serve rogues, serve inferiors, remove faecal matter. Do not revenge, resist not evil, return good for evil, bear insult and injury. Forget like a child any injury done by somebody immediately. Never keep it in the heart. It kindles hatred. ~ sivananda, @wisdomtrove
359:A fiery shield is God's Word; of more substance and purer than gold, which, tried in the fire, loses nought of its substance, but resists and overcomes all the fury of the fiery heat; even so, he that believes God's Word overcomes all, and remains secure everlastingly, against all misfortunes; for this shield fears nothing, neither hell nor the devil. ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove
360:Oftentimes great and open temptations are the most harmless because they come with banners flying and bands playing and all the munitions of war in full view, so that we know we are in the midst of enemies that mean us damage, and we get ready to meet and resist them. Our peculiar dangers are those that surprise us and work treachery in our fort. ~ henry-ward-beecher, @wisdomtrove
361:The wisest thing in the world is to cry out before you are hurt. It is no good to cry out after you are hurt; especially after you are mortally hurt. People talk about the impatience of the populace; but sound historians know that most tyrannies have been possible because men moved too late. it is often essential to resist a tyranny before it exists. ~ g-k-chesterton, @wisdomtrove
362:Some days are born ugly. From the very first light they are no damn good what ever the weather, and everbody knows it. No one knows what causes this, but on such a day people resist getting out of bed and set their heels against the day. When they are finally forced out by hunger or job they find that the day is just as lousy as they knew it would be. ~ john-steinbeck, @wisdomtrove
363:There are but two roads that lead to an important goal and to the doing of great things: strength and perseverance. Strength is the lot of but a few privileged men; but austere perseverance, harsh and continuous, may be employed by the smallest of us and rarely fails of its purpose, for its silent power grows irresistibly greater with time. ~ johann-wolfgang-von-goethe, @wisdomtrove
364:Stress only happens when you resist life’s events. If you’re neither pushing life away, nor pulling toward you, then you are not creating any resistance. You are simply present. In this state, you are just witnessing and experiencing the events of life taking place. If you choose to live this way, you will see that life can be lived in a state of peace. ~ michael-singer, @wisdomtrove
365:As soon as men live entirely in accord with the law of love natural to their hearts and now revealed to them, which excludes all resistance by violence, and therefore hold aloof from all participation in violence - as soon as this happens, not only will hundreds be unable to enslave millions, but not even millions will be able to enslave a single individual. ~ leo-tolstoy, @wisdomtrove
366:‘Stress only happens when you resist life’s events. If you’re neither pushing life away, nor pulling toward you, then you are not creating any resistance. You are simply present. In this state, you are just witnessing and experiencing the events of life taking place. If you choose to live this way, you will see that life can be lived in a state of peace.’ ~ michael-singer, @wisdomtrove
367:Letting go is not the same as aversion, struggling to get rid of something. We cannot genuinely let go of what we resist. What we resist and fear secretly follows us even as we push it away. To let go of fear or trauma, we need to acknowledge just how it is. We need to feel it fully and accept that it is so. It is as it is. Letting go begins with letting be. ~ jack-kornfield, @wisdomtrove
368:Our minds are forced to become fixed upon different things by an attraction in them which we cannot resist. To control the mind, to place it just where we want it, requires special training. It cannot be done in any other way. In the study of religion the control of the mind is absolutely necessary. We have to turn the mind back upon itself in this study. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
369:Too late for changes, too late perhaps for explanations and ideological webs, but the love goes on, the love goes on, blind to laws and warnings and even to wisdom and to fears. And whatever that love is, perhaps an illusion of a new love, I want it, I can’t resist it, my whole being melts in one kiss, my knowledge melts, my fears melt, my blood dances, my legs open. ~ anais-nin, @wisdomtrove
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371:After meditating for some years, I began to see the patterns of my own behavior. As you quiet your mind, you begin to see the nature of your own resistance more clearly, struggles, inner dialogues, the way in which you procrastinate and develop passive resistance against life. As you cultivate the witness, things change. You don't have to change them. Things just change. ~ ram-das, @wisdomtrove
372:Let us keep before us the fact that, almost without exception, every race or nation that has ever got upon its feet has done so through struggle and trial and persecution; and that out of this very resistance to wrong, out of the struggle against odds, they have gained strength, self-confidence, and experience which they could not have gained in any other way. ~ booker-t-washington, @wisdomtrove
373:Trying to maintain a pleasant state and avoid an unpleasant state is actually the cause of sorrow. When you stop resisting, you see that what seems frightening is actually the absolute beauty of reality. When you see that everything is a momentary display of reality, then you stop resisting it. Resistance hurts, only every single time. Love is the state of nonresistance. ~ adyashanti, @wisdomtrove
374:Life always bursts the boundaries of formulas. Defeat may prove to have been the only path to resurrection, despite its ugliness. I take it for granted that to create a tree I condemn a seed to rot. If the first act of resistance comes too late it is doomed to defeat. But it is, nevertheless, the awakening of resistance. Life may grow from it as from a seed. ~ antoine-de-saint-exupery, @wisdomtrove
375:I always resist seeing my own personal motivation in my work, but I guess it must be there on some level. And I do feel very much that my life follows the kinds of things I talk about in my books. I've always thought of myself as an insanely lucky person, so perhaps the success of my first two books led me to want to examine this phenomenon on some unconscious level. ~ malcolm-gladwell, @wisdomtrove
376:Sometimes, looking at the many books I have at home, I feel I shall die before I come to the end of them, yet I cannot resist the temptation of buying new books. Whenever I walk into a bookstore and find a book on one of my hobbies ‚ for example, Old English or Old Norse poetry ‚ I say to myself, ‚What a pity I can't buy that book, for I already have a copy at home. ~ jorge-luis-borges, @wisdomtrove
377:But Goethe tells us in his greatest poem that Faust lost the liberty of his soul when he said to the passing moment: "Stay, thou art so fair." And our liberty, too, is endangered if we pause for the passing moment, if we rest on our achievements, if we resist the pace of progress. Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past are certain to miss the future. ~ john-f-kennedy, @wisdomtrove
378:For the perfect accomplishment of any art, you must get this feeling of the eternal present into your bones - for it is the secret of proper timing. No rush. No dawdle. Just the sense of flowing with the course of events in the same way that you dance to music, neither trying to outpace it nor lagging behind. Hurrying and delaying are alike ways of trying to resist the present. ~ alan-watts, @wisdomtrove
379:Letting go means we stop trying to force outcomes and make people behave. It means we give up resistance to the way things are, for the moment. It means we stop trying to do the impossible-controlling that which we cannot-and instead, focus on what is possible-which usually means taking care of ourselves. And we do this in gentleness, kindness, and love, as much as possible. ~ melody-beattie, @wisdomtrove
380:The undiscovered vein within us is a living part of the psyche; classical Chinese philosophy names this interior way "Tao," and likens it to a flow of water that moves irresistibly towards its goal. To rest in Tao means fulfillment, wholeness, one's destination reached, one's mission done; the beginning, end, and perfect realization of the meaning of existence innate in all things. ~ carl-jung, @wisdomtrove
381:Somewhere, sometime, somehow you got tangled up in garbage, and you've been avoiding God. You've allowed a veil of guilt to come between you and your Father. You wonder if you could ever feel close to God again. The message of the torn flesh is you can. God welcomes you. God is not avoiding you. God is not resisting you. The curtain is down, the door is open, and God invites you in ~ max-lucado, @wisdomtrove
382:He who was Shri Rama, whose stream of love flowed with resistless might even to the Chandala (the outcaste); Oh, who ever was engaged in doing good to the world though superhuman by nature, whose renown there is none to equal in the three worlds, Sita's beloved, whose body of Knowledge Supreme was covered by devotion sweet in the form of Sita. (part of A Hymn To Shri Ramakrishna) ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
383:I may have had many projects, but I never was free to carry out any of them. It did me little good to be holding the helm; no matter how strong my hands, the sudden and numerous waves were stronger still, and I was wise enough to yield to them rather than resist them obstinately and make the ship founder. Thus I never was truly my own master but was always ruled by circumstances. ~ napoleon-bonaparte, @wisdomtrove
384:Non-resistance is the key to the greatest power in the universe. Accepting means you allow yourself to feel whatever it is you are feeling at that moment. It is part of the is- ness of the Now. You can't argue with what is. Well, you can, but if you do, you suffer. Through allowing, you become what you are: vast, spacious. Consciousness (spirit) is freed from its imprisonment in form. ~ eckhart-tolle, @wisdomtrove
385:A man's excellence is like that of water; It benefits all things without striving; It takes to the low places shunned by men. Water is akin to Tao. . . . In all the earth nothing weaker than water, Yet in attacking the hard, nothing superior, Nothing so certain in wearing down strength: There is no way to resist it. Note then: The weak conquer the strong, The yielding outlast the aggressors. ~ lao-tzu, @wisdomtrove
386:To let go means to give up coercing, resisting, or struggling, in exchange for something more powerful and wholesome which comes out of allowing things to be as they are without getting caught up in your attraction to or rejection of them, in the intrinsic stickiness of wanting, of liking and disliking. It's akin to letting your palm open to unhand something you have been holding on to. ~ jon-kabat-zinn, @wisdomtrove
387:Renunciation - non-resistance - non-destructiveness - are the ideals to be attained through less and less worldliness, less and less resistance, less and less destructiveness. Keep the ideal in view and work towards it. None can live in the world without resistance, without destruction, without desire. The world has not come to that state yet when the ideal can be realised in society. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
388:Art is what we call... the thing an artist does. It's not the medium or the oil or the price or whether it hangs on a wall or you eat it. What matters, what makes it art, is that the person who made it overcame the resistance, ignored the voice of doubt and made something worth making. Something risky. Something human. Art is not in the ... eye of the beholder. It's in the soul of the artist. ~ seth-godin, @wisdomtrove
389:My study of Gandhi convinced me that true pacifism is not nonresistance to evil, but nonviolent resistance to evil. Between the two positions, there is a world of difference. Gandhi resisted evil with as much vigor and power as the violent resister, but True pacifism is not unrealistic submission to evil power. It is rather a courageous confrontation of evil by the power of love. . . . ~ martin-luther-king, @wisdomtrove
390:... when a loved one has just died, or you feel your own death approaching, you cannot be happy. It is impossible. But you can be at peace. There may be sadness and tears, but provided that you have relinquished resistance, underneath the sadness you will feel a deep serenity, a stillness, a sacred presence. This is the emanation of Being, this is inner peace, the good that has no opposite. ~ eckhart-tolle, @wisdomtrove
391:.. gets an impression that civilization is something which was imposed on a resisting majority by a minority which understood how to obtain possession of the means to power and coercion. It is, of course, natural to assume that these difficulties are not inherent in the nature of civilization itself but are determined by the imperfections of the cultural forms which have so far been developed. ~ sigmund-freud, @wisdomtrove
392:My opposition to war is not based upon pacifist or non-resistant principles. It may be that the present state of civilization is such that certain international questions cannot be discussed; it may be that they have to be fought out. But the fighting never settles the question. It only gets the participants around to a frame of mind where they will agree to discuss what they were fighting about. ~ henry-ford, @wisdomtrove
393:Fire, ice, asteroids and pole shifts are bogeymen with which we distract ourselves from the real threat of our time. In an age when everyone invents his own truth, there is no community, only factions. Without community, there can be no consensus to resist the greedy, the envious, the power-mad narcissists who seize control and turn the institutions of civilization into a series of doom machines. ~ dean-koontz, @wisdomtrove
394:The pain that you create now is always some form of non-acceptance, some form of unconscious resistance to what is. On the level of thought, the resistance is some form of judgment. On the emotional level, it is some form of negativity. The intensity of the pain depends on the degree of resistance to the present moment, and this in turn depends on how strongly you are identified with your mind. ~ eckhart-tolle, @wisdomtrove
395:Merely to resist evil with evil by hating those who hate us and seeking to destroy them, is actually no resistance at all. It is active and purposeful collaboration in evil that brings the Christian into direct and intimate contact with the same source of evil and hatred which inspires the acts of his enemy. It leads in practice to a denial of Christ and to the service of hatred rather than love. ~ thomas-merton, @wisdomtrove
396:The mind commands the body, and it obeys forthwith; the mind commands itself, and is resisted. The mind commands the hand to be moved, and such readiness is there that the command is scarce to be distinguished from the obedience. Yet the mind is mind, and the hand is body. The mind commands the mind to will, and yet, though it be itself, it obeyeth not. Whence this monstrous thing? and why is it? ~ saint-augustine, @wisdomtrove
397:A silly idea is current that good people do not know what temptation means. This is an obvious lie. Only those who try to resist temptation know how strong it is... A man who gives in to temptation after five minutes simply does not know what it would have been like an hour later. That is why bad people, in one sense, know very little about badness. They have lived a sheltered life by always giving in. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
398:I support people if they are called to be active and protesting, resisting, working for restoration or, for more just political conversation. I also support everyone in listening to each other. We're at a very interesting and disturbing time in terms of our civil discourse. And yet always, in disturbance, things are shook up and that shaking can lead to deeper maturity and a deeper discourse. May it be so. ~ gangaji, @wisdomtrove
399:Q: How can I possibly enjoy pain? Physical pain calls for action. .M: Of course.  The bliss is in the awareness of it, in not shrinking, or in any way turning away from it.  All happiness comes from awareness. The more we are conscious, the deeper the joy.  Acceptance of pain, non-resistance, courage and endurance - these open deep and perennial sources of real happiness, true bliss. ~ sri-nisargadatta-maharaj, @wisdomtrove
400:The point is, not to resist the flow. You go up when you're supposed to go up and down when you're supposed to go down. When you're supposed to go up, find the highest tower and climb to the top. When you're supposed to go down, find the deepest well and go down to the bottom. When there's no flow, stay still. If you resist the flow, everything dries up. If everything dries up, the world is darkness. ~ haruki-murakami, @wisdomtrove
401:All is transparent, nothing dark, nothing resistant; every being is lucid to every other; inwardly and in every respect, light runs through light. Each being contains all within itself, and at the same time sees all in every other; so that everywhere there is all, and all is all and each all. Each of them is great, the small is great, the sun, thither, is all the stars, and every star is all the stars and sun.  ~ plotinus, @wisdomtrove
402:It was not reason that besieged Troy; it was not reason that sent forth the Saracen from the desert to conquer the world; that inspired the crusades; that instituted the monastic orders; it was not reason that produced the Jesuits; above all, it was not reason that created the French Revolution. Man is only great when he acts from the passions; never irresistible but when he appeals to the imagination. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
403:Does a feeling of resistance about a certain action mean it's the wrong action? It means... it always means... that I haven't done enough energy alignment to make it feel right. In other words, it doesn't mean it's wrong, it just means I'm trying to get too much leverage out of my action. How about that? It just means I'm trying to get too much leverage out of my action. Why not prepave it with more thought? ~ esther-hicks, @wisdomtrove
404:Excessive partiality for one foreign nation and excessive dislike of another cause those whom they actuate to see danger only on one side, and serve to veil and even second the arts of influence on the other. Real patriots who may resist the intrigues of the favorite are liable to become suspected and odious, while its tools and dupes usurp the applause and confidence of the people, to surrender their interests. ~ george-washington, @wisdomtrove
405:Battles are fought in our minds every day. When we begin to feel the battle is just too difficult and want to give up, we must choose to resist negative thoughts and be determined to rise above our problems. We must decide that we're not going to quit. When we're bombarded with doubts and fears, we must take a stand and say: "I'll never give up! God's on my side. He loves me, and He's helping me! I'm going to make it!" ~ joyce-meyer, @wisdomtrove
406:The adversary she found herself forced to fight was not worth matching or beating; it was not a superior ability which she would have found honour in challenging; it was ineptitude - a grey spread of cotton that seemed soft and shapeless, that could offer no resistance to anything or anybody, yet managed to be a barrier in her way. She stood, disarmed, before the riddle of what made this possible, she could find no answer. ~ ayn-rand, @wisdomtrove
407:The great masses of men, though theoretically free, are seen to submit supinely to oppression and exploitation of a hundred abhorrent sorts. Have they no means of resistance? Obviously they have. The worst tyrant, even under democratic plutocracy, has but one throat to slit. The moment the majority decided to overthrow him he would be overthrown. But the majority lacks the resolution; it cannot imagine taking the risks. ~ h-l-mencken, @wisdomtrove
408:Seas of blood have been shed for the sake of patriotism. One would expect the harm and irrationality of patriotism to be self-evident to everyone. But the surprising fact is that cultured and learned people not only do not notice the harm and stupidity of patriotism, they resist every unveiling of it with the greatest obstinacy and passion (with no rational grounds), and continue to praise it as beneficent and elevating. ~ leo-tolstoy, @wisdomtrove
409:Be as though you don't exist. Let the bodily functions unfold, let thoughts come and go but don't follow them. Be only the awareness. Something is unplugged, but you are still fully here. Senses are functioning normally. This was never the trouble. The mind rises up as resistances and doubts but they are mere thoughts. Mind in its psychological aspect can come full power, but you are not to be a traffic policeman inside your own head. ~ mooji, @wisdomtrove
410:The word &
411:Without doubt the emphasis in Christian teaching today should be on worship. There is little danger that we shall become merely worshipers and neglect the practical implications of the gospel. No one can long worship God in spirit and in truth before the obligation to holy service becomes too strong to resist. Fellowship with God leads straight to obedience and good works. That is the divine order and it can never be reversed. ~ aiden-wilson-tozer, @wisdomtrove
412:... there is no resistance to the idea that what is foreign can be known. Can be understood. Can be held in the embrace of love that holds the Universe. Given this Earth on which we live and grow, given its beauty and generosity, its majesty and comfort, how can one doubt that one is loved? That in fact there is an abundance, not a scarcity of love? It is all anyone ever wants, really, I believe, and it is all around us as we starve. ~ alice-walker, @wisdomtrove
413:Look, Gail." Roark got up, reached out, tore a thick branch off a tree, held it in both hands, one fist closed at each end; then, his wrists and knuckles tensed against the resistance, he bent the branch slowly into an arc. "Now I can make what I want of it: a bow, a spear, a cane, a railing. That's the meaning of life." "Your strength?" "Your work." He tossed the branch aside. "The material the earth offers you and what you make of it . . . ~ ayn-rand, @wisdomtrove
414:Woe betide him, and her too, when it comes to things of consequence, when they are placed in circumstances requiring fortitude and strength of mind, if she have not resolution enough to resist idle interference ... It is the worst evil of too yielding and indecisive a character, that no influence over it can be depended on. You are never sure of a good impression being durable; everybody may sway it. Let those who would be happy be firm. ~ jane-austen, @wisdomtrove
415:You can do anything if you have enthusiasm. Enthusiasm is the yeast that makes your hopes rise to the stars. Enthusiasm is the spark in your eye, the swing in your gait, the grip of your hand, the irresistible surge of your will and your energy to execute your ideas. Enthusiasts are fighters, they have fortitude, they have strong qualities. Enthusiasm is at the bottom of all progress. With it there is accomplishment. Without it there are only alibis. ~ henry-ford, @wisdomtrove
416:As long as you make an identity for yourself out of the pain, you cannot become free of it. As long as part of your sense of self is invested in your emotional pain, you will unconsciously resist or sabotage every attempt that you make to heal the pain. Why? Quite simply because you want to keep yourself intact, and the pain has become an essential part of you. This is an unconscious process, and the only way to overcome it is to make it conscious. ~ eckhart-tolle, @wisdomtrove
417:Positive self-esteem operates as, in effect, the immune system of the consciousness, providing resistance, strength, and a capacity for regeneration. When self-esteem is low, our resilience in the face of life's adversities is diminished. We crumble before vicissitudes that a healthier sense of self could vanquish. We tend to be more influenced by the desire to avoid pain than to experience joy. Negatives have more power over us than positives. ~ nathaniel-branden, @wisdomtrove
418:Your desintation is a life of meaning, fulfillment, creativity and joy. A life free of fears, obsessions, compulsions, and addictions, without the insecurities others activates so easily and the torments they create in you. WHen you resist your [life] experiences, you resist the guidance they offer. Anger, resentment jealousy and fear each show you in their own way what you need to change inside yourself in order to reach your destination. Are you listening? ~ gary-zukav, @wisdomtrove
419:Do what you have to do. In the meantime, accept what is. Since mind and resistance are synonymous, acceptance immediately frees you from mind dominance and thus reconnects you with Being. As a result, the usual ego motivations for “doing” – fear, greed, control, defending or feeding the false sense of self – will cease to operate. An intelligence much greater than the mind is now in charge, and so a different quality of consciousness will flow into your doing. ~ eckhart-tolle, @wisdomtrove
420:I discovered, to my amazement, that all through history there had been resistance ... and bitter, exaggerated, last-stitch resistance ... to every significant technological change that had taken place on earth. Usually the resistance came from those groups who stood to lose influence, status, money... as a result of the change. Although they never advanced this as their reason for resisting it. It was always the good of humanity that rested upon their hearts. ~ isaac-asimov, @wisdomtrove
421:Leadership is scarce because few people are willing to go through the discomfort required to lead. This scarcity makes leadership valuable... It's uncomfortable to stand up in front of strangers. It's uncomfortable to propose an idea that might fail. It's uncomfortable to challenge the status quo. It's uncomfortable to resist the urge to settle... If you're not uncomfortable in your work as a leader, it's almost certain you're not reaching your potential as a leader. ~ seth-godin, @wisdomtrove
422:The intellectual and moral satisfaction that I failed to gain from the utilitarianism of Bentham and Mill, the revolutionary methods of Marx and Lenin, the social contract theory of Hobbes, the "back to nature" optimism of Rousseau, and the superman philosophy of Nietzsche, I found in the nonviolent resistance philosophy of Gandhi. I came to feel that this was the only morally and practically sound method open to oppressed people in their struggle for freedom. ~ martin-luther-king, @wisdomtrove
423:It is not that you must be free from fear. The moment you try to free yourself from fear, you create a resistance against fear.  Resistance, in any form, does not end fear.  What is needed, rather than running away or controlling or suppressing or any other resistance, is understanding fear; that means, watch it, learn about it, come directly into contact with it.  We are to learn about fear, not how to escape from it, not how to resist it through courage and so on. ~ jiddu-krishnamurti, @wisdomtrove
424:Although she had resisted this knowledge all her life, had lived determinedly in the future focused there by ambition, she understood at last that this was the real condition of humanity: The dance of life occurred not yesterday or tomorrow, but only here at the still point that was the present. This truth is simmple, sel-evident, but difficult to accept, for we sentimentalize the past and wallow in it, while we endure the moment and in every waking hour dream of the future. ~ dean-koontz, @wisdomtrove
425:Love has to spring spontaneously from within And it is no way amenable to any form of inner or outer force. Love and coercion can never go together; But though love cannot be forced on anyone, It can be awakened in him through love itself. Love is essentially self communicative; Those who do not have it catch it from those who have it. True love is unconquerable and irresistible, And it goes on gathering power and spreading itself, Until eventually it transforms everyone whom it touches. ~ meher-baba, @wisdomtrove
426:The adoption of the required attitude of mind towards ideas that seem to emerge "of their own free will" and the abandonment of the critical function that is normally in operation against them seem to be hard of achievement for some people. The "involuntary thoughts" are liable to release a most violent resistance, which seeks to prevent their emergence. If we may trust that great poet and philosopher Friedrich Schiller, however, poetic creation must demand an exactly similar attitude. ~ sigmund-freud, @wisdomtrove
427:The more I think about the human suffering in our world and my desire to offer a healing response, the more I realize how crucial it is not to allow myself to become paralyzed by feelings of helplessness and guilt. More important than ever is to be very faithful to my vocation to do well the few things I am called to do and hold on to the joy and peace they bring me. I must resist the temptation to let the forces of darkness pull me into despair and make me one more of their many victims. ~ henri-nouwen, @wisdomtrove
428:Time, among all concepts in the world of physics, puts up the greatest resistance to being dethroned from ideal continuum to the world of the discrete, of information, of bits... . Of all obstacles to a thoroughly penetrating account of existence, none looms up more dismayingly than &
429:The prevailing tendency to regard all the marked distinctions of human character as innate, and in the main indelible, and to ignore the irresistible proofs that by far the greater part of those differences, whether between individuals, races, or sexes are such as not only might but naturally would be produced by differences in circumstances, is one of the chief hinderances to the rational treatment of great social questions, and one of the greatest stumbling blocks to human improvement. ~ john-stuart-mill, @wisdomtrove
430:But there is another way. And that is to organize mass non-violent resistance based on the principle of love. It seems to me that this is the only way as our eyes look to the future. As we look out across the years and across the generations, let us develop and move right here. We must discover the power of love, the power, the redemptive power of love. And when we discover that we will be able to make of this old world a new world. We will be able to make men better. Love is the only way. ~ martin-luther-king, @wisdomtrove
431:It is never to be expected in a revolution that every man is to change his opinion at the same moment. There never yet was any truth or any principle so irresistibly obvious that all men believed it at once. Time and reason must cooperate with each other to the final establishment of any principle; and therefore those who may happen to be first convinced have not a right to persecute others, on whom conviction operates more slowly. The moral principle of revolutions is to instruct, not to destroy. ~ thomas-paine, @wisdomtrove
432:In our struggle against racial segregation in Montgomery, Alabama, I came to see at a very early stage that a synthesis of Gandhi's method of nonviolence and the Christian ethic of love is the best weapon available to Negroes for this struggle for freedom and human dignity. It may well be that the Gandhian approach will bring about a solution to the race problem in America. His spirit is a continual reminder to oppressed people that it is possible to resist evil and yet not resort to violence. ~ martin-luther-king, @wisdomtrove
433:The unqualified truth is, that when I loved Estella with the love of a man, I loved her simply because I found her irresistible. Once for all; I knew to my sorrow, often and often, if not always, that I loved her against reason, against promise, against peace, against hope, against happiness, against all discouragement that could be. Once for all; I love her none the less because I knew it, and it had no more influence in restraining me, than if I had devoutly believed her to be human perfection. ~ charles-dickens, @wisdomtrove
434:For the lesson of such stories [of resistance to Nazi atrocities] is simple and within everybody's grasp. Politically speaking, it is that under conditions of terror, most people will comply but some people will not, just as the lesson of the countries to which the Final Solution was proposed is that "it could happen" in most places but it did not happen everywhere. Humanly speaking, no more is required, and no more can reasonably be asked, for this planet to remain a place fit for human habitation. ~ hannah-arendt, @wisdomtrove
435:Men call women faithless, changeable, and though they say it in jealousy of their own ever-threatened sexual honor, there is some truth in it. We can change our life, our being; no matter what our will is, we are changed. As the moon changes yet is one, so we are virgin, wife, mother, grandmother. For all their restlessness, men are who they are; once they put on the man's toga they will not change again; so they make a virtue of that rigidity and resist whatever might soften it and set them free. ~ ursula-k-le-guin, @wisdomtrove
436:God made the world for the delight of human beings&
437:Imagine if you used relationships to get to know other people, rather than to satisfy what is blocked inside of you. If you’re not trying to make people fit into your preconceived notions of what you like and dislike, you will find that relationships are not really that difficult. If you’re not so busy judging and resisting people based upon what is blocked inside of you, you will find that they are much easier to get along with—and so are you. Letting go of yourself is the simplest way to get closer to others. ~ michael-singer, @wisdomtrove
438:The Shadow is a moral problem that challenges the whole ego-personality, for no one can become conscious of the shadow without considerable moral effort. To become conscious of it involves recognizing the dark aspects of the personality as present and real. This act is the essential condition for any kind of self-knowledge, and it therefore, as a rule, meets with considerable resistance. Indeed, self-knowledge as a psychotherapuetic measure frequently requires much painstaking work extending over a long period of time. ~ carl-jung, @wisdomtrove
439:Your Self, Aware Presence, knows no resistance to any appearance and, as such, is happiness itself; like the empty space of a room it cannot be disturbed and is, therefore, peace itself; like this page, it is intimately one with whatever appears on it and is thus love itself; and like water that is not affected by the shape of a wave, it is pure freedom. Causeless joy, imperturbable peace, love that knows no opposite and freedom at the heart of all experience... .this is your ever-present nature under all circumstances. ~ rupert-spira, @wisdomtrove
440:We are complex beings who wake up every day and fight against being labeled and diminished with stereotypes and characterizations that don’t reflect our fullness. Yet when we don’t risk standing on our own and speaking out, when the options laid before us force us into the very categories we resist, we perpetuate our own disconnection and loneliness. When we are willing to risk venturing into the wilderness, and even becoming our own wilderness, we feel the deepest connection to our true self and to what matters the most. ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
441:When you love someone you do not love them all the time, in exactly the same way, from moment to moment. It is an impossibility. It is even a lie to pretend to. And yet this is exactly what most of us demand. We have so little faith in the ebb and flow of life, of love, of relationships. We leap at the flow of the tide and resist in terror its ebb. We are afraid it will never return. We insist on permanency, on duration, on continuity; when the only continuity possible, in life as in love, is in growth, in fluidity - in freedom ~ leo-buscaglia, @wisdomtrove
442:I cannot exist without you - I am forgetful of every thing but seeing you again - my Life seems to stop there - I see no further. You have absorb'd me. I have a sensation at the present moment as though I were dissolving... I have been astonished that Men could die Martyrs for religion - I have shudder'd at it - I shudder no more - I could be martyr'd for my Religion - Love is my religion - I could die for that - I could die for you. My creed is Love and you are its only tenet - You have ravish'd me away by a Power I cannot resist. ~ john-keats, @wisdomtrove
443:When the Gauls laid waste Rome, they found the senators clothed in their robes, and seated in stern tranquillity in their curule chairs; in this manner they suffered death without resistance or supplication. Such conduct was in them applauded as noble and magnanimous; in the hapless Indians it was reviled as both obstinate and sullen. How truly are we the dupes of show and circumstances! How different is virtue, clothed in purple and enthroned in state, from virtue, naked and destitute, and perishing obscurely in a wilderness. ~ washington-irving, @wisdomtrove
444:It is an exquisite and beautiful thing in our nature, that, when the heart is touched and softened by some tranquil happiness or affectionate feeling, the memory of the dead comes over it most powerfully and irresistibly. It would seem almost as though our better thoughts and sympathies were charms, in virtue of which the soul is enabled to hold some vague and mysterious intercourse with the spirits of those whom we loved in life. Alas! how often and how long may these patient angels hover around us, watching for the spell which is so soon forgotten! ~ charles-dickens, @wisdomtrove
445:The whole is a riddle, an enigma, an inexplicable mystery. Doubt, uncertainty, suspence of judgment appear the only result of ourmost accurate scrutiny, concerning this subject. But such is the frailty of human reason, and such the irresistible contagion of opinion, that even this deliberate doubt could scarcely be upheld; did we not enlarge our view, and opposing one species of superstition to another, set them a quarrelling; while we ourselves, during their fury and contention, happily make our escape into the calm, though obscure, regions of philosophy. ~ david-hume, @wisdomtrove
446:For example: (1) As if governed by Newton's First Law of Motion, an institution will resist any change in its current direction; (2) Just as work expands to fill available time, corporate projects or acquisitions will materialize to soak up available funds; (3) Any business craving of the leader, however foolish, will be quickly supported by detailed rate-of-return and strategic studies prepared by his troops; and (4) The behavior of peer companies, whether they are expanding, acquiring, setting executive compensation or whatever, will be mindlessly imitated. ~ warren-buffet, @wisdomtrove
447:If I were poet now, I would not resist the temptation to trace my life back through the delicate shadows of my childhood to the precious and sheltered sources of my earliest memories. But these possessions are far too dear and sacred for the person I now am to spoil for myself. All there is to say of my childhood is that it was good and happy. I was given the freedom to discover my own inclinations and talents, to fashion my inmost pleasures and sorrows myself and to regard the future not as an alien higher power but as the hope and product of my own strength. ~ hermann-hesse, @wisdomtrove
448:He smiled understandingly-much more than understandingly. It was one of those rare smiles with a quality of eternal reassurance in it, that you may come across four or five times in life. It faced&
449:If you do not feel deserving of happiness, consciously or subconsciously, or if you have accepted the idea that happiness is somehow wrong or cannot last, you will not respond appropriately when happiness comes knocking at your door in the form of romantic love. No matter how much you may have waited and cried, you will not welcome love when it arrives-you will find a way to sabotage it. What a challenge to resist this temptation! What an opportunity for true spiritual growth and transformation-to defy your negative feelings and honor the gift that life offers you! ~ nathaniel-branden, @wisdomtrove
450:The time is now near at hand which must probably determine whether Americans are to be freemen or slaves; whether they are to have any property they can call their own; whether their houses and farms are to be pillaged and destroyed, and themselves consigned to a state of wretchedness from which no human efforts will deliver them. The fate of unborn millions will now depend, under God, on the courage and conduct of this army. Our cruel and unrelenting enemy leaves us only the choice of brave resistance, or the most abject submission. We have, therefore, to resolve to conquer or die. ~ george-washington, @wisdomtrove
451:One of the best ways to properly evaluate and adapt to the many environmental stresses of life is to simply view them as normal. The adversity and failures in our lives, if adapted to and viewed as normal corrective feedback to use to get back on target, serve to develop in us an immunity against anxiety, depression, and the adverse responses to stress. Instead of tackling the most important priorities that would make us successful and effective in life, we prefer the path of least resistance and do things simply that will relieve our tension, such as shuffling papers and majoring in minors. ~ denis-waitley, @wisdomtrove
452:Try to be, only to be. The all-important word is &
453:The fear of anything is the fear of death, and the fear of death is the same as the fear of life…You cannot live fully until you are willing to die fully and you cannot die fully until you are willing to meet the fear of death fully. If you really meet the fear of death, you are at peace. You recognize what cannot die. To meet death is not suicide, nor is it the least bit dangerous. It only seems dangerous. What is dangerous, what is a living suicide, is to live your life in bondage to the belief that you are limited to a body (or a mind, or any-thing). As long as you resist the fact of death and hide from death through the tricks of the mind, you will suffer. ~ gangaji, @wisdomtrove
454:There is no need to search; achievement leads to nowhere. It makes no difference at all, so just be happy now! Love is the only reality of the world, because it is all One, you see. And the only laws are paradox, humor and change. There is no problem, never was, and never will be. Release your struggle, let go of your mind, throw away your concerns, and relax into the world. No need to resist life, just do your best. Open your eyes and see that you are far more than you imagine. You are the world, you are the universe; you are yourself and everyone else, too! It's all the marvelous Play of God. Wake up, regain your humor. Don't worry, just be happy. You are already free! ~ dan-millman, @wisdomtrove
455:You don’t need to accept an undesirable or unpleasant life situation. Nor do you need to deceive yourself and say that there is nothing wrong with being stuck in the mud. No. You recognize fully that you want to get out of it. You then narrow your attention down to the present moment without mentally labelling it in any way. This means that there is no judgement of the Now. Therefore, there is no resistance, no emotional negativity. You accept the “isness” of this moment. Then you take action and do all that you can to get out of the mud. Such action I call positive action. It is far more effective than negative action, which arises out of anger, despair, or frustration. ~ eckhart-tolle, @wisdomtrove
456:The man who attempts to live for others is a dependent. He is a parasite in motive and makes parasites of those he serves. The relationship produces nothing but mutual corruption. It is impossible in concept. The nearest approach to it in reality - the man who lives to serve others - is the slave. If physical slavery is repulsive, how much more repulsive is the concept of servility of the spirit. The conquered slave has a vestige of honor. He has the merit of having resisted and of considering his condition evil. But the man who enslaves himself voluntarily in the name of love is the basest of creatures. He degrades the dignity of man, and he degrades the conception of love. But that is the essence of altruism ~ ayn-rand, @wisdomtrove
457:Most people have a resistance to initiating the burst of energy that it will take to clarify the real meaning, for them, of something they have let into their world, and to decide what they need to do about it. We’re never really taught that we have to think about our work before we can do it; much of our daily activity is already defined for us by the undone and unmoved things staring at us when we come to work, or by the family to be fed, the laundry to be done, or the children to be dressed at home. Thinking in a concentrated manner to define desired outcomes and requisite next actions is something few people feel they have to do (until they have to). But in truth, it is the most effective means available for making wishes a reality. ~ david-allen, @wisdomtrove
458:Wake up! Wake up! Soon the person you believe you are will die - so now, wake up and be content with this knowledge: there is no need to search; achievement leads to nowhere. It makes no difference at all, so just be happy now! Love is the only reality of the world, because it is all ONE, you see. And the only laws are paradox, humor, and change. There is no problem, never was, and never will be. Release your struggle, let go of your mind, throw away your concerns, and relax into the world. No need to resist life; just do your best. Open your eyes and see that you are for more than you imagine. you are the world, you are the universe; you are yourself and everyone else too! It's all the marvelous Play of God. Wake up, regain your humor. Don't worry, just be happy. You are already free! ~ dan-millman, @wisdomtrove
459:She survived it. She was able to survive it, because she did not believe in suffering. She faced with astonished indignation the ugly fact of feeling pain, and refused to let it matter. Suffering was a senseless accident, it was not part of life as she saw it. She would not allow pain to become important. She had no name for the kind of resistance she offered, for the emotion from which the resistance came; but the words that stood as its equivalent in her mind were: It does not count - it is not to be taken seriously. She knew these were the words, even in the moments when there was nothing left within her but screaming and she wished she could lose the faculty of consciousness so that it would not tell her that what could not be true was true. Not to be taken seriously - an immovable certainty within her kept repeating - pain and ugliness are never to be taken seriously. ~ ayn-rand, @wisdomtrove
460:When you feel pain, simply view it as energy. Just start seeing these inner experiences as energy passing through your heart and before the eye of your consciousness. Then relax. Do the opposite of contracting and closing. Relax and release. Relax your heart until you are actually face-to-face with the exact place where it hurts. Stay open and receptive so you can be present right where the tension is. You must be willing to be present right at the place of the tightness and pain, and then relax and go even deeper. This is very deep growth and transformation. But you will not want to do this. You will feel tremendous resistance to doing this, and that’s what makes it so powerful. As you relax and feel the resistance, the heart will want to pull away, to close, to protect, and to defend itself. Keep relaxing. Relax your shoulders and relax your heart. Let go and give room for the pain to pass through you. It’s just energy. Just see it as energy and let it go. ~ michael-singer, @wisdomtrove

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1:Resistance is useless! ~ Anonymous,
2:Resist. Unlearn. Defy. ~ Jeff Hardy,
3:What you resist persist. ~ Carl Jung,
4:El que resiste, gana ~ Camilo Jos Cela,
5:Resistance changes itself. ~ Toba Beta,
6:The resistance exists. ~ Lauren Oliver,
7:Truth resists simplicity. ~ John Green,
8:What you resist, persists. ~ Carl Jung,
9:Love is a tyrant, resisted. ~ John Ford,
10:Reality is what resists. ~ Bruno Latour,
11:Resist much, obey little. ~ Walt Whitman,
12:What we resist persists. ~ Sonia Johnson,
13:"What you resist, persists." ~ Carl Jung,
14:What you resist persists. ~ Rhonda Byrne,
15:DARE TO BE IRRESISTIBLE! ~ Sahara Sanders,
16:Resisting is worth doing. ~ Veronica Roth,
17:"What you resist, persisits." ~ Carl Jung,
18:The truth resists simplicity. ~ John Green,
19:Love in the Days of Resistance ~ Ay e Kulin,
20:Momentum is hard to resist. ~ Peter Bregman,
21:To fly, we must have resistance. ~ Maya Lin,
22:Whatever you resist, persists. ~ Adyashanti,
23:Fortune resists half-hearted prayers. ~ Ovid,
24:The enemy is Resistance. ~ Steven Pressfield,
25:resisted all the way: a new ~ Charlotte Bront,
26:Suffering = Pain x Resistance ~ Shinzen Young,
27:To fly we have to have resistance. ~ Maya Lin,
28:Do not resist the one who is evil. ~ Anonymous,
29:Rome alone can resist Rome. ~ Pierre Corneille,
30:Suffering = Pain x Resistance”? ~ Kristin Neff,
31:Whatever you resist will persist. ~ Henry Ford,
32:Hell is just resistance to life. ~ Pema Ch dr n,
33:Hell is just resistance to life. ~ Pema Chodron,
34:If you insist, how can I resist? ~ Toni Gonzaga,
35:Resistance is the secret of joy! ~ Alice Walker,
36:What you resist, persists ~ Neale Donald Walsch,
37:New ideas are always resisted. ~ Henning Mankell,
38:Remember: Resist do not comply. ~ Andrea Dworkin,
39:Resistance is common to the unusual. ~ Toba Beta,
40:You cannot resist the encanto! ~ Cassandra Clare,
41:BOOK TWO COMBATING RESISTANCE ~ Steven Pressfield,
42:If you resist change, you resist life. ~ Sadhguru,
43:Out of resistance comes strength. ~ Napoleon Hill,
44:people were resisting Voldemort. It ~ J K Rowling,
45:Resistance has no conscience. ~ Steven Pressfield,
46:Weakness is an irresistible lure. ~ Kiersten White,
47:is able to resist that temptation. ~ David Eagleman,
48:Jazz and vodka, the fuel of resistance. ~ Rawi Hage,
49:Paralyze resistance with persistence. ~ Woody Hayes,
50:Resistance is the enemy within. ~ Steven Pressfield,
51:Resisting tyranny is obeying God ~ Thomas Jefferson,
52:She who resists as though she would not win, ~ Ovid,
53:Sleep. The ultimate resistance ~ Jonathan Kellerman,
54:The force of necessity is irresistible. ~ Aeschylus,
55:You resist, and it drives me wild. ~ Gena Showalter,
56:And never resist a perfect moment. ~ Terry Pratchett,
57:Effort supposes resistance. ~ Charles Sanders Peirce,
58:Resistance is the first step to change. ~ Louise Hay,
59:Without resistance you can do nothing ~ Jean Cocteau,
60:Damn truth, always resisting simplicity. ~ John Green,
61:I resist change even as I call for it. ~ Mason Cooley,
62:Many have an irresistible itch for writing. ~ Juvenal,
63:To resist a challenge is to resist life itself. ~ Avi,
64:Without resistance you can do nothing. ~ Jean Cocteau,
65:Woe and death to all who resist my will! ~ Wilhelm II,
66:Don’t’ pin this on me, Mr. Irresistible. ~ Lucian Bane,
67:Doubt is resistance, faith is surrender. ~ Jen Sincero,
68:I can resist everything but temptation, ~ Alan Russell,
69:I must yield to you, for you are irresistible. ~ Plato,
70:Resistance, however, is useless. (1939) ~ A E van Vogt,
71:Stupid truth, always resisting simplicity ~ John Green,
72:Confine your kissing to the irresistible. ~ Rudolf Bing,
73:I'm all for the path of least resistance. ~ Cody Lundin,
74:I resisted being an actor for some time. ~ Henry Hopper,
75:One cannot resist the lure of Africa. ~ Rudyard Kipling,
76:The power of gentleness is irresistible. ~ Henry Martyn,
77:Todo lo que apetecemos coger se nos resiste ~ Anonymous,
78:You can't grow strong without resistance. ~ Rick Warren,
79:All stress comes from resisting what is. ~ Oprah Winfrey,
80:Growth comes at the point of resistance. ~ Josh Waitzkin,
81:I can resist everything except temptation. ~ Oscar Wilde,
82:Resistance to tyranny is service to God. ~ James Madison,
83:The gospel to me is simply irresistible. ~ Blaise Pascal,
84:We understand nature by resisting it. ~ Gaston Bachelard,
85:Appreciate life instead of resisting it. ~ Judy Tatelbaum,
86:I'm drawn to the path of least resistance. ~ Jeff Bridges,
87:That you’re lonely, and I’m irresistible? ~ Marissa Meyer,
88:To be gritty is to resist complacency. ~ Angela Duckworth,
89:You know me...I can't resist a good prank ~ Justin Bieber,
90:Your Body Was Born to Resist Cheesecake ~ Kelly McGonigal,
91:Any sincere thought is irresistible. ~ Henry David Thoreau,
92:His intensity was magnetic, irresistible. ~ Susan Vreeland,
93:Mighty is geometry joined with art resistless. ~ Euripides,
94:Procrastination is another form of resistance ~ Louise Hay,
95:The only thing I can't resist is temptation. ~ Oscar Wilde,
96:the only way to resist is to keep on loving ~ Paulo Coelho,
97:Conservative resistance to change, that’s all, ~ Harper Lee,
98:CREAR ES RESISTIR,
RESISTIR ES CREAR”. ~ St phane Hessel,
99:He who cannot resist temptation is not a man. ~ Horace Mann,
100:I find the lure of the unknown irresistible. ~ Sylvia Earle,
101:Pain is the price you pay for resisting life. ~ Phil McGraw,
102:Stress happens when the mind resists what is. ~ Dan Millman,
103:The hankering of the mind is irresistible. ~ Adam Weishaupt,
104:The only thing I cannot resist is temptation. ~ Oscar Wilde,
105:The world resists me and I resist the world. ~ John Gardner,
106:Artists are traditionally resistant to labels. ~ Patti Smith,
107:Faith is the path of least resistance. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
108:he resisted the temptation to avoid suffering ~ Bruce A Ware,
109:I have a natural resistance to being humiliated. ~ Tom Conti,
110:Information is shock resistance. Arm yourself. ~ Naomi Klein,
111:Life's pressure is equal to your resistance. ~ Bryant McGill,
112:Mighty is geometry; joined with art, resistless. ~ Euripides,
113:One cannot resist an idea whose time has come. ~ Victor Hugo,
114:When resistance is gone, the demons are gone. ~ Pema Chodron,
115:Where there is power, there is resistance. ~ Michel Foucault,
116:Your mind resists death with all its might. ~ Liane Moriarty,
117:Do not resist the natural course of your life. ~ Wayne W Dyer,
118:I am iron resisting the most enormous magnet there is. ~ Rumi,
119:It's uncomfortable to resist the urge to settle. ~ Seth Godin,
120:I want your surrender, not your resistance. ~ Claire Thompson,
121:Magic takes the path of least resistance. ~ Storm Constantine,
122:microbial resistance to antibiotics… ~ Alexander McCall Smith,
123:-Odio los tíos como tu.
-¿Irresistibles? ~ Federico Moccia,
124:Resistance is suffering on permanent repeat. ~ Kelly Corrigan,
125:Sometimes I hate being an irresistible rock god, ~ Eva Simone,
126:Competent people are the most resistant to change ~ Seth Godin,
127:«Estoy dispuesto a abandonar toda resistencia.» ~ Louise L Hay,
128:Forgiveness is to offer no resistance to life. ~ Eckhart Tolle,
129:Intelligent resistance keeps the true self alive ~ Mary Pipher,
130:It's hard to resist a bad boy who's a good man. ~ Nora Roberts,
131:Resistance by definition is self-sabotage. ~ Steven Pressfield,
132:The world resists, when you break its rules. ~ Victoria Schwab,
133:To resist him that is set in authority is evil ~ John Bartlett,
134:Unity and resistance is a strong American trait. ~ Tom Morello,
135:Why resist temptation? There will always be more. ~ Don Herold,
136:Every beautiful poem is an act of resistance. ~ Mahmoud Darwish,
137:Happiness is equal to work minus resistance. ~ Wolfgang Ostwald,
138:Honesty: The ability to resist small temptations. ~ John Ciardi,
139:I resisted the urge to pour mouthwash in my brain. ~ Devon Monk,
140:I resist the temptation to curate my apartment. ~ Thelma Golden,
141:Not that he was resisting. This was getting fun. ~ Dakota Krout,
142:Resistance to oppression is second nature. ~ Seneca the Younger,
143:resist the temptation to jump to a solution; ~ Mary Poppendieck,
144:The era of resisting big government is never over. ~ Paul Gigot,
145:The flesh gives no resistance and yields no blood. ~ Mary Roach,
146:You can’t go the distance with too much resistance ~ Billy Joel,
147:Don't tempt me, I can resist anything but temptation. ~ Bob Hope,
148:Impatience is only another form of resistance. It ~ Louise L Hay,
149:I never can resist a touch of the dramatic. ~ Arthur Conan Doyle,
150:I resist my temptations in order to feel i am free. ~ Mike Gayle,
151:... resistance to tyranny is man's highest ideal. ~ Emma Goldman,
152:Southerners can never resist a losing cause. ~ Margaret Mitchell,
153:Algunas frases tienen un efecto irresistible en mí ~ Kerstin Gier,
154:Habit, if not resisted, soon becomes necessity. ~ Saint Augustine,
155:he who sticks to one thing is irresistible. ~ Orison Swett Marden,
156:I can resist everything but the temptation of you. ~ Truth Devour,
157:I generally avoid temptation unless I can't resist it. ~ Mae West,
158:It is a part of the nature of man to resist compulsion. ~ Tacitus,
159:Leaders are change agents, not change resisters. ~ John C Maxwell,
160:Nature always resists the artist at the beginning. ~ Irving Stone,
161:Our ordeals never exceed our capacity of resistance. ~ The Mother,
162:path of least resistance, or the walk over hot coals. ~ Greg Iles,
163:Resistance to the disturbance is the disturbance. ~ Vernon Howard,
164:Resist doing things that have no meaning for life. ~ Pablo Casals,
165:The more I resist anything, the stronger it gets. ~ Bellamy Young,
166:The path of least resistance is the path of the loser ~ H G Wells,
167:To create is to resist, to resist is to create. ~ Stephane Hessel,
168:God resists the proud, But †gives grace to the humble. ~ Anonymous,
169:Habit, if not resisted, soon becomes necessity. ~ Saint Augustine,
170:I am not sure I have the strength to resist this. ~ David Levithan,
171:I have spent my life resisting the desire to end it. ~ Franz Kafka,
172:No one can resist the idea of a crippled genius. ~ Stephen Hawking,
173:Patch grinned down at me. “I’m hard to resist. ~ Becca Fitzpatrick,
174:Suffering is not caused by pain but by resisting pain. ~ Anonymous,
175:The path of least resistance is the path of the loser. ~ H G Wells,
176:The real is what resists symbolization absolutely. ~ Jacques Lacan,
177:Fate leads him who follows it, and drags him who resist. ~ Plutarch,
178:God resists the proud, But gives grace to the humble.”a ~ Anonymous,
179:I have never been able to resist a book about books. ~ Anne Fadiman,
180:Resisting madness is the maddest way of being mad. ~ Norman O Brown,
181:Resist the temptation to see yourself as a victim. ~ James C Dobson,
182:The history of liberty is a history of resistance. ~ Woodrow Wilson,
183:What looks like resistance is often a lack of clarity. ~ Chip Heath,
184:What you resist, persists. What you accept, transforms. ~ Anonymous,
185:A live spent resisting temptations is a wasted life…. ~ Paulo Coelho,
186:An irresistible glimpse into his complex and often ~ Walter Isaacson,
187:Art is our weapon. Culture is a form of resistance. ~ Shirin Neshat,
188:Defiantly do the work instead and Resistance withers. ~ Sean Patrick,
189:It's impossible to resist the kindness of strangers. ~ Paula Hawkins,
190:Resistance to criminal rashness comes better late than never. ~ Livy,
191:The abuse of faith has to be resisted precisely. ~ Pope Benedict XVI,
192:The irresistible force meets the immovable object. ~ Gorilla Monsoon,
193:True friendship resists time, distance and silence. ~ Isabel Allende,
194:Where there is oppression, there will be resistance. ~ Assata Shakur,
195:A smile with just enough arrogance to be irresistible. ~ Nalini Singh,
196:Does management resist the institutional imperative? ~ Warren Buffett,
197:I know My God commands, whose power no power resists. ~ Robert Greene,
198:I simply can't resist a cat, particularly a purring one. ~ Mark Twain,
199:Nothing can resist your kind heart and your sharp axe. ~ L Frank Baum,
200:Not surprisingly, people resist being moved around. ~ Frederic Laloux,
201:Resistance is the most toxic force on the planet. ~ Steven Pressfield,
202:There is never any peace for those who resist God. ~ Francois Fenelon,
203:What people resist is not change per se, but loss. ~ Ronald A Heifetz,
204:You need a little resistance-something to fight against. ~ Jack White,
205:Architecture ... the adaptation of form to resist force. ~ John Ruskin,
206:On the other side of resistance is the flow of real life. ~ Guy Finley,
207:People don't resist change. They resist being changed. ~ Peter M Senge,
208:Resisted temptations become lost opportunities. ~ Margaret Ayer Barnes,
209:The path of least resistance will never make you proud. ~ Tony Robbins,
210:to the icy roads and the pockets of resistance which ~ Stephen W Sears,
211:uncle were understandably nervous and resistant to Dory’s ~ Robyn Carr,
212:What rights are those that dare not resist for them? ~ Alfred Tennyson,
213:Without temptation, there was no virtue in resistance. ~ Cherie Priest,
214:...But I'm so very glad that my resistance was futile! ~ Mary Jo Putney,
215:Es siempre difícil resistir la tentación de volver ~ Alessandro Baricco,
216:I tend to resist invitations to interpret my own fiction. ~ J M Coetzee,
217:No, the Empire needed to be fought. It had to be resisted. ~ Greg Rucka,
218:Resistance is always lying and always full of shit. ~ Steven Pressfield,
219:Resistance is greatest just before the finish line. ~ Steven Pressfield,
220:The most effective way to resist evil is to draw near Me. ~ Sarah Young,
221:We choose our response--rock or sponge? Resist or receive? ~ Max Lucado,
222:We gain the strength of the temptation we resist. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
223:When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty. ~ Thomas Jefferson,
224:Extreme resistance can be a portent of extreme success. ~ Marty Neumeier,
225:If anything is more irresistible than Jesus, it's Mickey. ~ Carl Hiaasen,
226:In a novel you have to resist the urge to tell everything. ~ J K Rowling,
227:Invading armies can be resisted, invading ideas cannot be. ~ Victor Hugo,
228:It's always easier to avoid temptation than to resist it. ~ Randy Alcorn,
229:I wonder if pain comes from surrendering or resisting? ~ Donna Lynn Hope,
230:Love is a driver, bitter and fierce if you fight and resist him, ~ Ovid,
231:Resistance is the subtlest form of attachment. ~ Eric Micha el Leventhal,
232:Take by surprise and the world gives up resistance. ~ Tennessee Williams,
233:Taoism is the gentle way. The path of least resistence. ~ Frederick Lenz,
234:the ladies, young or old. There is no resisting a cockade, ~ Jane Austen,
235:The only way to resist colonialism is through education. ~ Tariq Ramadan,
236:Enjoying the bouquet while resisting the wine." -Edward ~ Stephenie Meyer,
237:I didn’t want or expect this. But I couldn’t resist you. ~ Maria V Snyder,
238:in a voice flat with the panic-resisting armor of training. ~ David Weber,
239:I resist the idea that travel writing has got to be factual. ~ Jan Morris,
240:Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired. ~ Robert Frost,
241:Nothing can resist your kind heart and your sharp axe." As ~ L Frank Baum,
242:one group’s resistance fighter is another group’s rogue. ~ Nuruddin Farah,
243:Our energy is in proportion to the resistance it meets. ~ William Hazlitt,
244:Problems are God's resistance to create spiritual muscles. ~ Tony Robbins,
245:Procrastination is what we often call 'resistance. ~ William Peter Blatty,
246:Rational argument seldom overcame irrational resistance. ~ Graeme Simsion,
247:Resistance is futile, Kitten.” “So is your charm. ~ Jennifer L Armentrout,
248:Resistance is implacable, intractable, indefatigable. ~ Steven Pressfield,
249:Resisting what is happening is a major cause of suffering. ~ Pema Chodron,
250:Sé paciente y resiste; algún día este dolor te será útil. ~ Cecelia Ahern,
251:Suffering is not caused by pain, but by resisting pain. ~ Khlo Kardashian,
252:The old resists the new one.
'Change hurts' is the reason. ~ Toba Beta,
253:There was something irresistible about popcorn. ~ Elizabeth George Speare,
254:We may brave human laws, but we cannot resist natural ones. ~ Jules Verne,
255:"When you sit, let it be. Grasp at nothing. Resist nothing." ~ Ajahn Chah,
256:A desire to resist oppression is implanted in the nature of man. ~ Tacitus,
257:God resists the proud but gives grace to the humble.-JAMES 4:6 ~ Anonymous,
258:Habits, if not resisted, soon become necessity. ~ Saint Augustine of Hippo,
259:How can I possibly resist you when you say such pretty words? ~ Maya Banks,
260:I’m not a hero. I’m not Resistance. I’m a stormtrooper. ~ Alan Dean Foster,
261:Men are like bulls. They cannot resist the red sole. ~ Christian Louboutin,
262:Procrastination is what we often call ‘resistance.’ ~ William Peter Blatty,
263:Resistance is futile, Kitten"..."So is your charm. ~ Jennifer L Armentrout,
264:Resistless change, when powerless to improve, Can only mar. ~ Anne Enright,
265:resist. Six months from now she would have enough saved ~ Jayne Ann Krentz,
266:That which offers no resistance can enter where there is no space. ~ Laozi,
267:That which offers no resistance, overcomes the hardest substances. ~ Laozi,
268:The ordeal of virtue is to resist all temptation to evil. ~ Thomas Malthus,
269:Why resist change when it's the main source of your growth? ~ Robin Sharma,
270:A bargain is something you don't need at a price you can't resist. ~ Adi Da,
271:A horse resists the reins but submits because of the bridle. ~ Jeff Wheeler,
272:Ammirare la bellezza non significa non saperle resistere. ~ Suzanne Collins,
273:Continued persistence overcomes almost all resistance. ~ Mark Victor Hansen,
274:It's easier to resist at the beginning than at the end. ~ Leonardo da Vinci,
275:Of fight or fly, This choice is left ye, to resist or die. ~ Alexander Pope,
276:Sir 3:33 Water quencheth a flaming fire, and alms resisteth sins: ~ Various,
277:The love-bite, it is the beginning. You will be irresistible. ~ Bela Lugosi,
278:They try to resist change. Power comes from becoming change. ~ Mohsin Hamid,
279:We resist Joy on this planet more than we resist war. ~ Marianne Williamson,
280:What rights are those that dare not resist for them? ~ Alfred Lord Tennyson,
281:Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin. ~ Hebrews XII. 4,
282:Discipline is what you must have to resist the lure of excuses ~ Brian Tracy,
283:For every man there exists bait he cannot resist swallowing. ~ Marisha Pessl,
284:It is easier to resist at the beginning than at the end. ~ Leonardo da Vinci,
285:It is our duty, my young friends, to resist old age. ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero,
286:Love is an irreresisistible desire to be irresistibily desired. ~ Mark Twain,
287:Nature spontaneously keeps us well. Do not resist her! ~ Henry David Thoreau,
288:non-resistance, when successful, turns enemies into friends; ~ William James,
289:Only a fool resists the delight of contradiction by nature ~ Gregory Benford,
290:Progress comes through capacity to learn, and is irresistible. ~ Idries Shah,
291:Temptation is an irresistible force at work on a movable body. ~ H L Mencken,
292:The body of People may with Respect resist intolerable Tyranny. ~ John Locke,
293:The poem must resist the intelligence almost successfully. ~ Wallace Stevens,
294:The promise of destroying an enemy so utterly is hard to resist. ~ Ginn Hale,
295:There really is something irresistible about a lost cause. ~ Stephenie Meyer,
296:Truth resists being projected into the realm of knowledge. ~ Walter Benjamin,
297:What's the good of resisting temptation? There'll always be more. ~ Mae West,
298:You know what. You’re luring me in. You know I can’t resist— ~ Richelle Mead,
299:Bureaucracy by its nature resists change and nullifies progress. ~ James Cook,
300:He resisted the urge to let satire ring through his voice. ~ Percival Everett,
301:It’s at your most lunatic moments that I can resist you least. ~ Laura London,
302:Let your resistance, judgements, angers and fears inform you. ~ Bryant McGill,
303:My dear Emperor. How could I resist such a charming proposal? ~ Marissa Meyer,
304:Reading is an act of resistance in a landscape of distraction. ~ David L Ulin,
305:Resisting God’s promises will make us forget God’s presence. ~ Lysa TerKeurst,
306:The job of the writer is to make revolution irresistible. ~ Toni Cade Bambara,
307:The thing you resist is the thing you need to hear the most. ~ Robert Anthony,
308:Unfortunately, human hearts seem remarkably resistant to wisdom. ~ Beth Moore,
309:Alt går over. Eller mer presist: Alt går over i noe annet. ~ Ingvar Ambj rnsen,
310:Any human power can be resisted and changed by human beings ~ Ursula K Le Guin,
311:Concepts become forces when they resist one another ~ Johann Friedrich Herbart,
312:I guess we resist changing, because we are afraid of change. ~ Spencer Johnson,
313:In the tiny torn up pieces of his mind he's irresistible too. ~ Elvis Costello,
314:It is gentle manners which prove so irresistible in women. ~ Theophile Gautier,
315:I've never been able to resist you. Not then. Not now.” Not ever. ~ K Bromberg,
316:sister was. But I couldn’t resist such a clear shot. So I said her ~ Mary Karr,
317:The number one thing that holds people back is resisting change. ~ Jen Sincero,
318:They were all fighting back, part of the growing resistance. ~ Mark T Sullivan,
319:Thought is not consecrated unless it resists trends. ~ Eugen Rosenstock Huessy,
320:Try to resist copying a blueprint from another person's ministry. ~ Beth Moore,
321:When you resist a difficulty you antagonize it, and it bites back. ~ Emmet Fox,
322:You think Resistance isn't real? Resistance will bury you. ~ Steven Pressfield,
323:A woman's strength is the unresistible might of weakness. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
324:"Consciousness naturally resists anything unconscious and unknown." ~ Carl Jung,
325:I'm always resisting [my muse]. I'm resisting her power. ~ Shirley Geok lin Lim,
326:Let your resistance, judgements, angers and fears inform you. ~ Bryant H McGill,
327:Love is the irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.’  ~ Daria Snadowsky,
328:Nonresistance is the key to the greatest power in the universe. ~ Eckhart Tolle,
329:The poem must resist the intelligence
Almost successfully. ~ Wallace Stevens,
330:The project you are most resisting carries your greatest growth. ~ Robin Sharma,
331:The purpose of a writer is to make revolution irresistible. ~ Toni Cade Bambara,
332:The resistance to the unpleasant situation is the root of suffering. ~ Ram Dass,
333:To overcome evil with good is good, to resist evil by evil is evil. ~ Anonymous,
334:We must resist the temptation to romanticize history's losers. ~ Niall Ferguson,
335:What's done we partly may compute, But know not what's resisted. ~ Robert Burns,
336:Change is never painful, only the resistance to change is painful. ~ Demi Lovato,
337:Every moment of resistance to temptation is a victory. ~ Frederick William Faber,
338:Every sun casts a shadow, and genius's shadow is Resistance. ~ Steven Pressfield,
339:It’s because your subconscious finds my subconscious irresistible. ~ Julie James,
340:the girl who was so lovely even her father couldn’t resist her. ~ Nnedi Okorafor,
341:There is great power in the irresistible force of love. ~ Gabriel Garc a M rquez,
342:there’s no drug she won’t build a resistance to sooner or later. ~ Mindee Arnett,
343:To resist was fatal, and it was impossible to fly. —EDWARD GIBBON, ~ Clive James,
344:When resistance no longer serves you, you'll no longer have it. ~ John de Ruiter,
345:You have to be willing to face evil and resist it if you want peace. ~ Anonymous,
346:Churches can become places of cynicism, resistance, and pessimism. ~ John Ortberg,
347:Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear. ~ Mark Twain,
348:Dying doesn't cause suffering. Resistance to dying does. ~ Terry Tempest Williams,
349:Every time you resist temptation you are winning for your children. ~ Joel Osteen,
350:Happiness is a continuation of happenings which are not resisted. ~ Deepak Chopra,
351:Honey, there’s always a resistance. Didn’t you go to college? ~ Christina Dalcher,
352:I always wanted to find oil. It was always an irresistible calling. ~ Harold Hamm,
353:If it were easy to resist, it would not be called chocolate cake. ~ Maryrose Wood,
354:Music is such a good way to resist. It keep you strong, it has dignity. ~ Amy Ray,
355:No one is young after forty, but one can be irresistible at any age ~ Coco Chanel,
356:Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it. ~ Laozi,
357:Resistance at all cost is the most senseless act there is. ~ Friedrich Durrenmatt,
358:The Ego produces Resistance and attacks the awakening artist. ~ Steven Pressfield,
359:The project you are most resisting carries your greatest growth. ~ Robin S Sharma,
360:"The resistance to the unpleasant situation is the root of suffering." ~ Ram Dass,
361:The role of the artist is to make the revolution irresistible ~ Toni Cade Bambara,
362:A man with an obsession is a man who has very little sales resistance. ~ C S Lewis,
363:Change is never painful, only the resistance to change is painful ~ Gautama Buddha,
364:Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear. ~ Mark Twain,
365:Every time we resist the slightest temptation, we honor God. Every ~ Robert Morgan,
366:Hurrying and delaying are alike ways of trying to resist the present. ~ Alan Watts,
367:I can resist anything but the temptation to make a clever witticism. ~ Oscar Wilde,
368:If a kid refuses to take a nap, is he guilty of resisting a rest?’  ~ Alan Russell,
369:I resisted a strong impulse to pluck out my eye and show it to them. ~ Steve Toltz,
370:I think to be creative you have to resist taking the easy path. ~ Daniel Libeskind,
371:Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it ~ Lao Tzu,
372:Nothing so aggravates an earnest person as a passive resistance. ~ Herman Melville,
373:Sentía una necesidad irresistible de amarla y protegerla. ~ Gabriel Garc a M rquez,
374:The onset of bayonets in the hands of the valiant is irresistible. ~ John Burgoyne,
375:The penalty for a long life is increasing resistance to change. ~ Peter F Hamilton,
376:There will be a ten percent surcharge for resisting arrest, ~ Lois McMaster Bujold,
377:We pledge to you in our name... that we will resist the invaders. ~ Saddam Hussein,
378:Whatever you fight, you strengthen, and what you resist, persists. ~ Eckhart Tolle,
379:Women were integral to the Resistance. Why couldn’t men see that? ~ Kristin Hannah,
380:¿Y cómo puede no resistirse el dolor? Eso es lo que hacemos todos. ~ Sergio Bizzio,
381:Your love is weapons grade This isn’t resistance It’s a suicide attack ~ Anonymous,
382:Are men truly such idiots that they cannot resist two orbs of flesh? ~ R L LaFevers,
383:But resist we much. We must and we will much about that be committed. ~ Al Sharpton,
384:He will soon be claiming that the Resistance has liberated the world. ~ Coco Chanel,
385:I respect only those who resist me, but I cannot tolerate them. ~ Charles de Gaulle,
386:It is not really a small thing when in small things we resist self. ~ Thomas Kempis,
387:Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it. ~ Lao Tzu,
388:Of course design is about problem solving, but I cannot resist adding ~ Wim Crouwel,
389:One of the ego's favorite paths of resistance is to fill you with doubt. ~ Ram Dass,
390:Peace is a certain resistance to the terrible satisfactions of war. ~ Judith Butler,
391:People tend to take the path of least resistance. - Benjamin Hope ~ Scott G Mariani,
392:Trust me when I tell you, Eaton boy, that resisting is worth doing. ~ Veronica Roth,
393:Weakness is giving in to temptation. Strength is resisting it. ~ Guillermo del Toro,
394:What you resist will persist; what you befriend, you will transcend. ~ Robin Sharma,
395:All men can’t resist a challenge. Some just give up sooner than others. ~ Kate Perry,
396:El amor resiste, y se queda y desafía toda la mierda y las mentiras. ~ Tarryn Fisher,
397:Hurrying and delaying are alike ways of trying to resist the present. ~ Alan W Watts,
398:I intended to beat down any lingering resistance with bluntness. ~ Patricia Cornwell,
399:Knowledge is responsibility, which is why people resist knowledge. ~ Stefan Molyneux,
400:La verdadera amistad resiste el tiempo, la distancia y el silencio. ~ Isabel Allende,
401:Lust indulged became habit, and habit unresisted became necessity. ~ Saint Augustine,
402:Man's chief merit consists in resisting the impulses of his nature. ~ Samuel Johnson,
403:Remarkable visions and genuine insights are always met with resistance. ~ Seth Godin,
404:Resistance was normal; however, it was generally futile as well. Being ~ Evan Currie,
405:resistant than faith because it is sustained by the senses. ~ Gabriel Garc a M rquez,
406:Resist this war on God, freedom of religion and freedom of speech. ~ Benjamin Carson,
407:The first resistance to social change is to say it's not necessary. ~ Gloria Steinem,
408:There are temptations which strong exercise best enables us to resist ~ John Lubbock,
409:victory will never be found by taking the line of least resistance. ~ Martin Gilbert,
410:"Whatever you fight, you strengthen, and what you resist, persists." ~ Eckhart Tolle,
411:What happens when an irresistible force hits an immovable object? ~ Robert Muchamore,
412:Without love you can only resist, without feeling you can't exist. ~ Melissa Ferrick,
413:Acceptance means events can make it through you without resistance ~ Michael A Singer,
414:...guilt is deserved only when the effort to resist evil is never made. ~ Dean Koontz,
415:I have never compared myself to anyone, but it's hard to resist him!! ~ Shahid Afridi,
416:I'm a dogged person. I respond to adversity with a steely resistance. ~ Jennifer Egan,
417:Love is the strongest kind of army because it generates no resistance. ~ David Brooks,
418:Para resistir, debes encontrar algo por lo que estés dispuesto a morir. ~ Rick Yancey,
419:Real change is slow, hard, and imperceptible. It resists deconstruction. ~ Lindy West,
420:Resistance hates two qualities above all others: concentration and depth. ~ Anonymous,
421:[S]he was my Muse, my alcoholic's bourbon on the rocks: irresistible. ~ Claire Messud,
422:So long as man resists a situation, he will have it with him. ~ Florence Scovel Shinn,
423:The more civilians you bomb, the more resistance you grow. ~ Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie,
424:The pastoral itch to be where “the action is” should be resisted. ~ Eugene H Peterson,
425:there is nothing to take over if you are not putting up any resistance. ~ David Richo,
426:The way to dissolve our resistance to life is to meet it face-to-face. ~ Pema Ch dr n,
427:like Belgian chocolate—absolutely sinful and completely irresistible’. ~ Joss Stirling,
428:Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired. —Robert Frost ~ Marie Force,
429:Ningún mal resiste el remedio del trabajo y el consuelo de la comida. ~ Isabel Allende,
430:Only the extremely ignorant or the extremely intelligent can resist change. ~ Socrates,
431:Relatively few people have the resources needed to resist authority. ~ Stanley Milgram,
432:The evils of tyranny are rarely seen but by him who resist it.” - John Hay ~ Anonymous,
433:There is no memory less satisfying than a temptation that we resisted. ~ Erin McCarthy,
434:Change is never painful, only your resistance to change is painful. ~ Buddhist proverb^,
435:I got a hat deal with Resistol, where I have my own line of cowboy hats. ~ Jason Aldean,
436:It was not just the Church that resisted the heliocentrism of Copernicus. ~ Tycho Brahe,
437:Love has no resistance. Whatever we do is because we want to do it. ~ Miguel Angel Ruiz,
438:Nothing on earth can resist an absolutely non-resistant person. ~ Florence Scovel Shinn,
439:Novels help us to resist the temptation to think of the past as deficient. ~ Ian Mcewan,
440:Resistance will tell you anything to keep you from doing your work. ~ Steven Pressfield,
441:There is no honest man! not one, that can resist the attraction of gold! ~ Aristophanes,
442:The resistance is not something to be avoided, it's something to seek out. ~ Seth Godin,
443:To embrace love, we risk heartbreak. To resist love, we risk emptiness. ~ Jennifer Lane,
444:Victory will never be found by taking the path of least resistance. ~ Winston Churchill,
445:When the fear of the Lord matures in you, Christ becomes irresistible. ~ Edward T Welch,
446:Which of us can resist the temptation of being thought indispensable? ~ Margaret Atwood,
447:Who is this irresistible creature who has an insatiable love for the dead? ~ Rob Zombie,
448:An invasion of armies can be resisted, but not an idea whose time has come ~ Victor Hugo,
449:El progreso llega a través de la capacidad de aprender, y es irresistible. ~ Idries Shah,
450:failure of insulin to lower blood glucose is called insulin resistance. The ~ Jason Fung,
451:History has no record of a nation having adopted nonviolent resistance. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
452:How could she resist them eyes?
She tries, says Jack. Man, did she try. ~ Moira Young,
453:I had an irresistible desire to make a last effort to awaken your memory. ~ Stefan Zweig,
454:Individuals can resist injustice, but only a community can do justice. ~ James J Corbett,
455:it’s a very hard thing to resist, real goodness, in a tough man. ~ Gregory David Roberts,
456:Pain and loss are ineviatble and we should let go of trying to resist them ~ Mark Manson,
457:Quiet your mind and stop judging and resisting and manipulating the natural way. ~ Laozi,
458:Resist as much as thou wilt; heaven's ways are heaven's ways. ~ Gotthold Ephraim Lessing,
459:Resisting premature abstraction is as important as abstraction itself. ~ Robert C Martin,
460:There will never come a time when I will be able to resist my emotions. ~ Louise Erdrich,
461:We are a species that evolved to survive starvation, not resist abundance ~ Atul Gawande,
462:Willpower and desire, when properly combined, make an irresistible pair. ~ Napoleon Hill,
463:An invasion of armies can be resisted, but not an idea whose time has come. ~ Victor Hugo,
464:A single tree in the middle of nowhere means resistance and victory! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
465:Do not attempt to conquer the world with force, for force only causes resistance. ~ Laozi,
466:Every man should stand for a force which is perfectly irresistible. ~ Henry David Thoreau,
467:it can obliterate a person’s resistance with but a single negative thought. ~ Steve Alten,
468:pain and loss are inevitable and we should let go of trying to resist them. ~ Mark Manson,
469:Research can become Resistance. We want to work, not prepare to work. ~ Steven Pressfield,
470:Resistance’s goal is not to wound or disable. Resistance aims to kill ~ Steven Pressfield,
471:What was it Oscar Wilde said?” “I can resist everything except temptation. ~ Louise Penny,
472:When Lebanon started its resistance it was a small and divided country. ~ Bashar al Assad,
473:You are so vulnerably haunting. Your eeriness is terrifyingly irresistible. ~ Franz Kafka,
474:But if something funny happens, I can't resist. I have to tell the people. ~ Kathy Griffin,
475:Consciousness naturally resists anything unconscious and unknown. P. 17 ~ Carl Gustav Jung,
476:Dr. King used Gandhi's commitment to non-violence and to passive resistance. ~ Al Sharpton,
477:El sueño y la fatiga llamaban a mi puerta, pero me resistí a rendirme. ~ Carlos Ruiz Zaf n,
478:Fear of change—innate, stubborn, and resistant to reason—is a powerful force. ~ Ed Catmull,
479:Highly developed spirits often encounter resistance from mediocre minds. ~ Albert Einstein,
480:I see a woman may be made a fool, If she had not a spirit to resist. ~ William Shakespeare,
481:I try to avoid Twitter. I occasionally can't resist the siren call of email. ~ Diablo Cody,
482:Resistance's goal is not to would or disable. Resistance aims to kill. ~ Steven Pressfield,
483:Supreme excellence consists of breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting. ~ Sun Tzu,
484:The resistance to a new idea increases by the square of its importance. ~ Bertrand Russell,
485:To be aware of the Kairos for each action means evoking minimum resistance ~ Rodney Collin,
486:Woman begins by resisting a man's advances and ends by blocking his retreat. ~ Oscar Wilde,
487:Being a writer was never a choice, it was an irresistible compulsion. ~ Walter Jon Williams,
488:Braveness is resistance to concern, mastery of panic - not absense of anxiety. ~ Mark Twain,
489:For every man there exists a bait which he cannot resist swallowing. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
490:I am sentimental and a romantic no matter how hard I try to resist those urges. ~ Sara Quin,
491:I found draft resistors very conscientious, reasonable, and not fanatics. ~ Daniel Ellsberg,
492:It’s beyond wrong, but she keeps coming back to me, and I can’t resist her. ~ Vanessa Waltz,
493:Mad Rogan: "Resistance is futile."
Nevada: "You are not assimilating me! ~ Ilona Andrews,
494:My heroines, more often than not, are the ones who are troubled and resistant. ~ Sylvia Day,
495:Only strong characters can resist the temptation of superficial analysis. ~ Albert Einstein,
496:Oscar Wilde’s comment about being able to resist everything except temptation. ~ Mark Pryor,
497:Resist Impulses to Label Yourself with Descriptions that Limit You in Any Way. ~ Wayne Dyer,
498:Solidarity is an attitude of resistance, I suppose, or it should be. ~ Christopher Hitchens,
499:The impetus to grow and live intensely is so powerful in me I cannot resist it. ~ Ana s Nin,
500:The object of battle was the destruction of the enemy’s capacity to resist. ~ Louis L Amour,
501:The path of least resistance leads to crooked rivers and crooked men. ~ Henry David Thoreau,
502:True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist. ~ Albert Einstein,
503:Change is as inexorable as time, yet nothing meets with more resistance. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
504:I will resist the urge to underestimate the complexity of knitting. ~ Stephanie Pearl McPhee,
505:Never quit, you have to resist to the utmost. 'Til you drop, like a Samurai ~ Carlson Gracie,
506:"Nonresistance is the key to the greatest power in the universe." ~ Eckhart Tolle #lettinggo,
507:One resists the invasion of armies; one does not resist the invasion of ideas. ~ Victor Hugo,
508:Resist the suppressive pressure to contract, and instead expand in defiance. ~ Bryant McGill,
509:The lyrics, in English, were meaningless to him, the bass line irresistible. ~ Katherine Boo,
510:A working knowledge of the devil can be very well had from resisting him. ~ Flannery O Connor,
511:By noiselessly going to a prison a civil-resister ensures a calm atmosphere. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
512:Confusing the weight of sins actually hurts our ability to resist temptation. ~ John Eldredge,
513:Do not conquer the world with force,for force only causes resistance. ~ Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching,
514:Doubt is resistance, faith is surrender. Worry is resistance, joy is surrender. ~ Jen Sincero,
515:If I’d known it would be that good, I might not have resisted for so long. ~ Delilah S Dawson,
516:I’m not good at many things, Addison, but I can be irresistible if I want to. ~ Jennifer Foor,
517:Irresistible force. Immovable object. Choose the one you want to be, and do it. ~ Chloe Neill,
518:It's so tempting to resist a little gift
when you're expecting the otherwise. ~ Toba Beta,
519:Resist change at your own peril, Vivian. When something ends, let it end. ~ Elizabeth Gilbert,
520:The door refuses and resists any key which does not belong to that door! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
521:The goal of all inanimate objects is to resist man and ultimately defeat him. ~ Russell Baker,
522:The path of least resistance leads to crooked rivers and crooked men. ~ Barbara Taylor Sissel,
523:There are some temptations that cannot be resisted, some lessons we never learn. ~ Susan Hill,
524:The strength and power of despotism consists wholly in the fear of resistance. ~ Thomas Paine,
525:We are continually experiencing the conditioning to hold on, tighten, or resist. ~ Tara Brach,
526:When you experience resistance, you find the lessons that you are meant to learn ~ Jon Gordon,
527:Adaptability is not imitation. It means power of resistance and assimilation. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
528:By staying calm, you increase your resistance against any kind of storms. ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
529:Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear—not absence of fear. —MARK TWAIN ~ Jack Kilborn,
530:Enlightenment is nothing more than the complete absence of resistance to what is. ~ Adyashanti,
531:If they cannot love and resist at the same time, they probably will not survive. ~ Audre Lorde,
532:I'm trying to be good here, Karlie. But you're making it damn hard to resist. ~ Kimberly Lewis,
533:I see a woman may be made a fool,
If she had not a spirit to resist. ~ William Shakespeare,
534:I try to find hope in struggle and resistance in small places as much as I can. ~ Danny Glover,
535:Its [Resistance] aim is to shove us away, distract us from doing our work. ~ Steven Pressfield,
536:It’s so hard to resist this. I don’t know how to stop it any more than you do. ~ Scarlett Cole,
537:Meaningful change is always painful. It's always resisted. And it's always awkward. ~ Amy Daws,
538:Never resist temptation: prove all things: hold fast that which is good. ~ George Bernard Shaw,
539:Now I am punished by privilege and comfort—and I can’t resist comfort. ~ Nassim Nicholas Taleb,
540:No woman can resist a man who has tidal waves and earthquakes beneath the skin. ~ Jandy Nelson,
541:Resistance cannot be seen, touched, heard, or smelled. But it can be felt. ~ Steven Pressfield,
542:The paradox is that when resistance is fully accepted, the resistance disappears. ~ Adyashanti,
543:To-morrow fulfils its work irresistibly, and it is already fulfilling it to-day. ~ Victor Hugo,
544:Whatever contradicts the Word of God should be instantly resisted as diabolical. ~ John Bunyan,
545:After the passing of irresistible music you must make do with a dripping faucet. ~ Jim Harrison,
546:An artist represents an oppressed people and makes revolution irresistible. ~ Toni Cade Bambara,
547:Cuando el cielo se une a una batalla en tu contra, ¿quién puede resistirlo? ~ Stephen R Lawhead,
548:Fear, boredom, and resistance--they all go to make
what we call stupid children. ~ John Holt,
549:Finally, don’t try to “get out” of anything. What you resist, persists. I ~ Neale Donald Walsch,
550:How darkness infects those among us who can't resist a juicy tale. ~ Miranda Beverly Whittemore,
551:Human interaction is the key force in overcoming resistance and speeding change. ~ Atul Gawande,
552:If you don't go with the tide of a dream - if you resist it - you wake up, you know. ~ E Nesbit,
553:I have to get comfortable with resistance, and even sometimes with hostility. ~ Bryan Stevenson,
554:Indeed, a civil resister offers resistance only when peace becomes impossible. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
555:It is easier to resist at the beginning than at the end. —LEONARDO DA VINCI ~ Robert B Cialdini,
556:Joanna nodded in agreement, not resisting, not putting up a fight of any kind. ~ Beverly Barton,
557:Lawful and settled authority is very seldom resisted when it is well employed. ~ Samuel Johnson,
558:Pain is the hammer of the Gods to break a dead resistance in the mortal's heart ~ Sri Aurobindo,
559:Seriously, I don't know any American girl who can resist an English accent. ~ Stephanie Perkins,
560:she went downstairs to boil some pasta. Puttanesca. She couldn’t resist the dig. ~ Lauren Groff,
561:The Fates guide the person who accepts them and hinder the person who resists them. ~ Cleanthes,
562:The martyrs shook the powers of darkness with the irresistible power of weakness. ~ John Milton,
563:The root cause of the hyperglycemia in type 2 diabetes is high insulin resistance. ~ Jason Fung,
564:A superior who works on his own development sets an almost irresistible example. ~ Peter Drucker,
565:Because the only way to resist, our husbands had taught us, was by not resisting. ~ Julie Otsuka,
566:Change is the law of God's mind and resistance to it is the source of all pain. ~ Craig Ferguson,
567:Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear – not absence of fear. – Mark Twain ~ Dean Koontz,
568:If nothing is declared unchangeable, then the organization will resist all change. ~ Tom DeMarco,
569:Kian sighed. “Resistance is futile,” he murmured and poured himself a cup of coffee. ~ I T Lucas,
570:Men as well as rivers grow crooked by following the path of least resistance. ~ Thomas Jefferson,
571:No stony bulwark can resist the love, and love dares what anyone can love. ~ William Shakespeare,
572:Oh,” she said, resisting the urge to pound on her chest to restart her heart. ~ Coreene Callahan,
573:Patience stoutly resists pulling up the daisies to see how the roots are doing! ~ Neal A Maxwell,
574:Surrender is the inner transition from resistance to acceptance, from no to yes. ~ Eckhart Tolle,
575:The day we stop resisting our instincts, we'll have learned how to live. ~ Federico Garcia Lorca,
576:When one is experiencing failure, it is hard to resist the comfort of paranoia. ~ Thomas M Disch,
577:Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear—not absence of fear. —MARK TWAIN ~ Virginia Prodan,
578:I gasp, and I'm Eve in the Garden of Eden, and he's the serpent, and I cannot resist. ~ E L James,
579:I had a lot of resistance, and not just to fame. I was always conscious of not changing. ~ J Cole,
580:Indeed, one perfect resister is enough to win the battle of Right against Wrong. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
581:It appears we have found a woman who does not consider you so irresistible.” Nick ~ Sarah MacLean,
582:One can resist the invasion of an army but one cannot resist the invasion of ideas. ~ Victor Hugo,
583:* Real change is slow, hard, and imperceptible. It resists deconstruction. Likewise, ~ Lindy West,
584:(“Resistance to understanding a threat grows with proximity,” writes Kate Brown.) ~ Michael Lewis,
585:Resistance would be futile, and futility itself was, of course, to be resisted. ~ Douglas Preston,
586:She was his siren--the seductive, irresistible being that would lead him to his doom. ~ Nadia Lee,
587:The conservative who resists change is as valuable as the radical who proposes it. ~ Ariel Durant,
588:the key to happiness was understanding that suffering is caused by resisting pain. ~ Kristin Neff,
589:There is perhaps no psychological skill more fundamental than resisting impulse. ~ Daniel Goleman,
590:The way I see it, it's impossible to change things without encountering resistance. ~ Evo Morales,
591:To-morrow fulfils its work irresistibly, and it is already fulfilling it to-day. It ~ Victor Hugo,
592:To offer no resistance to life is to be in a state of grace, ease, and lightness. ~ Eckhart Tolle,
593:You cannot give your full attention to something, and at the same time resist it. ~ Eckhart Tolle,
594:All truths wait in all things,/They neither hasten their own delivery nor resist it ~ Walt Whitman,
595:Any resistance is not only normal but necessary-it is part of the creative process. ~ Paulo Coelho,
596:Even when someone hurts you, you choose how to struggle, resist, deny and receive. ~ Bryant McGill,
597:Forgiveness is to offer no resistance to life — to allow life to live through you. ~ Eckhart Tolle,
598:God is better served in resisting a temptation to evil than in many formal prayers. ~ William Penn,
599:His enthusiasm was adorable. I couldn’t resist leaning over to kiss him on the cheek. ~ John Green,
600:How can it be wrong? Love picks the right path, not the one of least resistance. ~ Debra Anastasia,
601:If you are a believer in Jesus Christ, you have power and you can resist temptation! ~ Joyce Meyer,
602:I have the financial morals of a goldfish, I can resist everything but temptation. ~ Ruth St Denis,
603:....in this country shadings of class resist time longer than differentials in age ~ Julian Barnes,
604:It's a shock to have it proved to you that you can't resist seducing yourself. ~ Robert A Heinlein,
605:I was as good as resisting Griff Shipley as Homer Simpson was at resisting a donut. ~ Sarina Bowen,
606:Just because I’m resisting the wine doesn’t mean I can’t appreciate the bouquet. ~ Stephenie Meyer,
607:La incredulidad resiste más que la fe, porque se sustenta de los sentidos ~ Gabriel Garc a M rquez,
608:Life sweeps you up. Some people resist a lot. I probably haven't resisted very much. ~ Uma Thurman,
609:Men are so made that they can resist sound argument, and yet yield to a glance. ~ Honore de Balzac,
610:Miss Hardcastle had rated too high the resistance of the working classes to propaganda ~ C S Lewis,
611:mostly I have found myself resisting their sadness when I have so much of my own. ~ Jami Attenberg,
612:One description of faith involves letting go of our resistance to receiving. ~ Taigen Dan Leighton,
613:Resistance to temptation means taking desire seriously. Both Jesus and Satan do. ~ Russell D Moore,
614:Sometimes I stumble upon a wonderfully irresistible to me voice, unexpectedly. ~ Joyce Carol Oates,
615:Welcome to the resistance, Lena,' he whispers to me. 'I'll try to make this quick. ~ Lauren Oliver,
616:We must get over wanting to be needed-this is the hardest of all temptations to resist ~ C S Lewis,
617:An invasion of armies can be resisted, but not an invasion of ideas.” —Victor Hugo ~ John C Maxwell,
618:But sometimes normal just isn't happening. Sometimes crazy feels too good to resist. ~ Lisa Kleypas,
619:Don't try to resist the effect that a work of imaginative literature has on you. ~ Mortimer J Adler,
620:If people were not by nature insane and resistant to self-improvement or therapy, ~ Jeff VanderMeer,
621:I have always espoused chastity except when one can no longer resist the temptation. ~ Edna O Brien,
622:I never had a problem resisting somebody that I knew was going to break my heart. ~ Jennifer Garner,
623:in the perpetual struggle of good and evil, the latter must be resisted without fail. ~ Dean Koontz,
624:It is essential to resist the depiction of history as the work of heroic individuals ~ Angela Davis,
625:It was an irresistible novelty having a conversation about books with a stranger. ~ Jaclyn Dolamore,
626:Let the beautiful laws prevail. Let us not weary ourselves by resisting them. ~ Henry David Thoreau,
627:long as they are their mind, what they fear and resist most is their own awakening. ~ Eckhart Tolle,
628:No aceptar ningún dogma sino hasta ver si es capaz de resistir un buen chiste ~ Rosario Castellanos,
629:Nothing can resist a will which will stake even existence upon its fulfillment. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
630:One description of faith involves letting go of our resistance to receiving. ~ Taigen Dan Leighton,
631:Stop being so..."
"Charming?Attractive?Irresistible?
"I'm going with arrogant. ~ Rachel Caine,
632:There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good-humour. ~ Rachel Cohn,
633:They were like two magnets that resisted fitting but yet felt a pull towards each other ~ Elin Peer,
634:To a lover of books the shops and sales in London present irresistible temptations. ~ Edward Gibbon,
635:We are lived by drives we cannot command, and we are read by works we cannot resist. ~ Harold Bloom,
636:Your burdens are perfectly measured and gifted to you according to your resistance. ~ Bryant McGill,
637:Amazement + Gratitude + Openness + Appreciation = an irresistible field of energy ~ Frederick Dodson,
638:An emotion does not cause pain. Resistance or suppression of emotion causes pain. ~ Frederick Dodson,
639:Dominic stared at her in stunned disbelief. Female resistance didn’t exist in his world. ~ C C Gibbs,
640:He is seized by an unthinking, irresistible call to hunt. To possess. To own her. ~ Georgia Le Carre,
641:It is the nature of the wise to resist pleasures, but the foolish to be a slave to them. ~ Epictetus,
642:Learn to resist but do not be un-moveable in your resistance. Resist like the water. ~ Bryant McGill,
643:My God commands, whose power no power resists. ~ Robert Greene, Looking-Glass for London and England,
644:Noble failure atones for the impossibility of resisting progress successfully. ~ Richard Appignanesi,
645:Nothing can resist the will of man when he knows what is true and wills what is good. ~ Eliphas Levi,
646:Or perhaps it's the wickedness in him that she can't resist. There are such women. ~ Madeleine Brent,
647:Resistance, which is the function of conservatism, is essential to orderly advance. ~ Agnes Repplier,
648:Resist fear,” Jesus said. “Fear is always in the future. Cut through it. Resist it. ~ Roland Merullo,
649:The intensity of the pain depends on the degree of resistance to the present moment. ~ Eckhart Tolle,
650:The most irresistible beauty is the radiant glow from a kind and gentle heart. ~ Richelle E Goodrich,
651:The only true resistance to this Government... [is] to cease to co-operate with it. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
652:There is peace in submission, but sometimes greater peace—lasting peace—in resistance. ~ N K Jemisin,
653:When restraint and courtesy are added to strength, the latter becomes irresistible. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
654:Wherever there is a man who exercises authority, there is a man who resists authority. ~ Oscar Wilde,
655:You are struggling with the walls of resistance that you have built around yourself. That ~ Sadhguru,
656:All things at last yield to the silent, irresistible, all conquering energy of purpose. ~ James Allen,
657:Being old enough to know better but still too young to resist mostly sucks. ~ Matthew Woodring Stover,
658:Every good man resists others in those points in which he resists himself. ~ Saint Augustine of Hippo,
659:It always looks so easy to solve problems by taking the line of least resistance. ~ Winston Churchill,
660:Life consists in the sum of the functions, by which death is resisted. ~ Marie Francois Xavier Bichat,
661:Marketing tells a story that spreads. Sales overcomes the natural resistance to say yes. ~ Seth Godin,
662:Mas o amor é raro e vem quando vier. Não adianta procurá-lo ou resistir-lhe. ~ Miguel Esteves Cardoso,
663:Mass: The quantity of matter in a body; its inertia, or resistance to acceleration. ~ Stephen Hawking,
664:Merciless is the law of nature, and rapidly and irresistibly we are drawn to our doom. ~ Nikola Tesla,
665:She ate the apple and gave it also to Adam who had not the moral courage to resist her. ~ James Joyce,
666:Some have little power to do good, and have likewise little strength to resist evil. ~ Samuel Johnson,
667:That voice is the resistance your lizard brain and it wants you to be average (and safe) ~ Seth Godin,
668:The air which is so thin and unsubstantial gives birth to storms that nothing can resist. ~ Anonymous,
669:The energy and daring is to resist the noes, until the final yes has been achieved. ~ Jeffrey D Sachs,
670:the first sign of habit formation is decreased resistance, which makes perfect sense. ~ Stephen Guise,
671:The mind commands the body and it obeys. The mind orders itself and meets resistance. ~ Frank Herbert,
672:The more saturated we are with God’s truth, the more powerfully resistant we become. ~ Lysa TerKeurst,
673:To resist the depths of the world's sorrow, the truth of one's heart must be honored. ~ Rick Remender,
674:Torneranno. È sempre difficile resistere alla tentazione di tornare, non è vero? ~ Alessandro Baricco,
675:Two basic rules of life are: 1) Change is inevitable. 2) Everybody resists change. ~ W Edwards Deming,
676:What people resist the most about spiritual healing is changing their minds. ~ S Kelley Harrell M Div,
677:When I'm around you it's all right there for me in an irresistible, tattooed package. ~ Jamie McGuire,
678:ambos no resisten juntos, pero tampoco ninguno de los dos puede hacer nada contra el otro, ~ Anonymous,
679:Anyone who resists the notion of women preachers is functioning as a tool of the devil. ~ Tony Campolo,
680:Disbelief is more resistant than faith because it is sustained by the senses. ~ Gabriel Garc a M rquez,
681:Disbelief is more resistant than faith because it is sustained by the senses. ~ Gabriel Garcia Marquez,
682:Do we have to stare death in the face to make us stand up and confront Resistance? ~ Steven Pressfield,
683:I came to understand that it’s our resistance to love that keeps us in the dark. ~ Gabrielle Bernstein,
684:I have resisted temptation for two and a half minutes at least: my redemption is sure. ~ Malcolm Lowry,
685:I must be irresistible. You can’t stay away from me for more than twenty-four hours. ~ Catherine Doyle,
686:It is not the intensity but the duration of pain that breaks the will to resist. ~ William S Burroughs,
687:Moore's Law - The number of transistors and resistors on a chip doubles every 24 months ~ Gordon Moore,
688:Never complain, never explain. Resist the temptation to defend yourself or make excuses. ~ Brian Tracy,
689:Perseverance is a silent power that grows irresistibly greater with time. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,
690:Resistance feeds on fear. We experience Resistance as fear. But fear of what? Fear ~ Steven Pressfield,
691:The duration of passion is proportionate with the original resistance of the woman. ~ Honore de Balzac,
692:The French and the British are such good enemies that they can't resist being friends. ~ Peter Ustinov,
693:There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor. ~ Charles Dickens,
694:They had an almost irresistible tendency to degenerate into a kind of lolloping amble. ~ Nikolai Gogol,
695:He smiled a slow, predatory grin. “Resistance is futile.” “You are not assimilating me. ~ Ilona Andrews,
696:He was making it impossible for her to resist him, or even remember why she’d wanted to. ~ Jill Shalvis,
697:I am dominated by one thing, an irresistible, burning attraction towards the abstract. ~ Gustave Moreau,
698:If you see something wrong with the world, fix it. Fight. Resist. Don’t use cardboard. ~ Sylvain Neuvel,
699:La obesidad es un estado de resistencia a la leptina. La leptina es una de las principales ~ Jason Fung,
700:Las casas viejas estan llenas de memorias y es por ello que resisten a colapsarse! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
701:Many claim that it is insane to resist the system; but actually, it is insane not to. ~ Mumia Abu Jamal,
702:Some mysteries are simply irresistible,” she said. “They have components that alter a life. ~ Anne Rice,
703:Souls from the same star find it impossible to resist dancing to the tune of inevitability. ~ T F Hodge,
704:The habit of taking the line of least resistance makes all rivers and some men crooked. ~ Napoleon Hill,
705:there is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good-humour. ~ Charles Dickens,
706:What woman could resist a gentleman who was handsome, wealthy, and compassionate? Arabella ~ Jen Turano,
707:When I am able to resist the temptation to judge others, I can see them as teachers. ~ Gerald Jampolsky,
708:Without prayer it is impossible to resist temptations and to keep the commandments. ~ Alphonsus Liguori,
709:4In your struggle against sin you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood. ~ Anonymous,
710:An irresistible fascination with terrifying death killed me ahead of time. ~ Wladyslaw Stanislaw Reymont,
711:Direct pressure always tends to harden and consolidate the resistance of an opponent. ~ B H Liddell Hart,
712:Do I hear a challenge?” she whispers, “Oh, Carlos. You know I can’t resist a challenge. ~ Simone Elkeles,
713:Happiness is the feeling that power increases - that resistance is being overcome. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
714:He was too big, too dark, too strong, too seductive… simply too much for her to resist. ~ Juliette Cross,
715:It occurs to me that for a long time she has been doing
her own version of resisting. ~ Lauren Oliver,
716:It's a misconception to believe that the resistance ended with the civil rights movement. ~ Danny Glover,
717:It was not a safe thing to lead Joe into temptation; he had no resistance to it at all. ~ John Steinbeck,
718:Just getting to first base seems to be a problem for you two," Cam couldn't resist saying. ~ Lauren Kate,
719:Misterioso. Rebelde. Problemático. Todas as qualidades que as mulheres acham irresistíveis. ~ A G Howard,
720:Of all the frictional resistances, the one that most retards human movement is ignorance. ~ Nikola Tesla,
721:Openness doesn’t come from resisting our fears but rather from getting to know them well. ~ Pema Chodron,
722:Pero no pudo resistirse a su sonrisa . Aquella sonrisa podía con guerras y curar el cáncer. ~ John Green,
723:[Pope Francis] lashed out against what he called malevolent resistance to his reforms. ~ Sylvia Poggioli,
724:The lure of seeing new places, different ways of life, has been almost irresistible. ~ Walter Dean Myers,
725:The spiritual path is all about confronting resistance and finding strength from within. ~ Deepak Chopra,
726:The willow which bends to the tempest often escapes better than the oak which resists it. ~ Walter Scott,
727:What falls faster, a ton of feathers or a one-ton anvil. The anvil, less wind resistance. ~ Dakota Krout,
728:What is happiness? The feeling that power is growing, that resistance is overcome. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
729:Women want you to deceive them: they force you to, and if you resist, they blame you. ~ Gustave Flaubert,
730:You can try to pin me down with a hundred thousand arms, but I will find a way to resist ~ Lauren Oliver,
731:Cold one day, sweet the next; irresistibly flirty one moment, resistibly obnoxious the next. ~ John Green,
732:Could any man resist the temptation of evil if he knew his acts could not be witnessed? ~ Steven D Levitt,
733:For a long time, I resisted seeing The Sound of Music, but when I finally did, I cried. ~ Michael Learned,
734:Her one desire, so long resisted, to make herself his, to call him her lord, her own—then, ~ Thomas Hardy,
735:I am gripped by an irresistible urge to kill myself, but I know it's the devil tempting me. ~ Umberto Eco,
736:I have always resisted putting limitations on myself, both professionally and personally. ~ Marlee Matlin,
737:I mean, seriously, what lady of taste could resist a shiny green
head of hair like mine? ~ Darren Shan,
738:Jesus was the most active resister known to history. His was nonviolence par excellence. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
739:Many people who help me encounter a lot of resistance from other people and from forces. ~ Frederick Lenz,
740:Men can resist almost everything, but they are always jealous of the victory of a fellow man. ~ Anonymous,
741:Resistance has a fatal weakness, though. We can turn the tables on it. It can be defeated. ~ Sean Patrick,
742:Satyagraha, of which civil resistance is but a part, is to me the universal law of life. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
743:The conversations you are most resisting are the conversations you most need to be having. ~ Robin Sharma,
744:The power of Allah: no sound, no shape, no form. But when it manifests, none can resist it. ~ Idries Shah,
745:The sun is setting on the New Republic,” Leia said. “It's time for the Resistance to rise. ~ Claudia Gray,
746:The sun is setting on the New Republic,” Leia said. “It’s time for the Resistance to rise. ~ Claudia Gray,
747:What is fear after all? It is indecision. You seek some way to resist, escape. There is none. ~ Anne Rice,
748:When all resistance is absent .. there is complete stillness - an alive and vital stillness. ~ Adyashanti,
749:When you stop resisting the pain and just feel it, at least for an instant, it isn’t as bad. ~ M D Cooper,
750:Catholic extremism should be resisted as fiercely at home as we oppose the Taliban abroad. ~ Jacob M Appel,
751:Conspiracy theories are an irresistible labor-saving device in the face of complexity. ~ Henry Louis Gates,
752:Do what you do so well - and so uniquely - that people can't resist telling others about you ~ Walt Disney,
753:El poder de Alá: sin sonido, sin forma; pero cuando se manifiesta, nadie puede resistírsele. ~ Idries Shah,
754:Emotional appeals about working families trying to get by on $4.25 an hour are hard to resist. ~ Tom DeLay,
755:God's grace is so powerful that it has the capacity to overcome our natural resistance to it. ~ R C Sproul,
756:If you make it plain you like people, it's hard for them to resist liking you back. ~ Lois McMaster Bujold,
757:I’m Crusty,” he said, with a tartar-yellow smile. I resisted the urge to say, Yes, you are. ~ Rick Riordan,
758:I realized that I had demanded that my parents accept me but had resisted accepting them. ~ Andrew Solomon,
759:Living more intensely, more lovingly, with more camaraderie, that is in itself resistance. ~ Elia Suleiman,
760:Resistance and change often begin in art, and very often in our art - the art of words. ~ Ursula K Le Guin,
761:Resistir ao inevitável era o mesmo que nadar contra a caudalosa corrente de um rio. ~ Kathleen E Woodiwiss,
762:RESIST no thought; RETAIN no thought; REACT to no thought; RETURN to the sacred word. ~ Cynthia Bourgeault,
763:Science has often resisted new ideas and fought bitterly to prevent them coming on board. ~ Graham Hancock,
764:To have been described long ago to a recent acquaintance by nameless people is irresistible. ~ Jane Austen,
765:Try fighting with your head for a change... it's a good one, even if it does resist learning. ~ Harper Lee,
766:We have to resist, protectionism, other kinds of barriers to market access and to trade. ~ Hillary Clinton,
767:An eight-pound Cheddar. No one can resist a bit of Cheddar cheese, ma’am. Not even the dead. ~ Julia Stuart,
768:De verdad, no conozco a ninguna chica americana que se pueda resistir al acento inglés. ~ Stephanie Perkins,
769:Everyone is possessed with an irresistible desire to know his relationship to the Infinite. ~ David O McKay,
770:He was totally rocking the whole ‘bad boy in a suit’ look, how was a girl supposed to resist? ~ Mina Carter,
771:How did we let an ideological resistance to inquiry become such a prominent part of our society? ~ Bill Nye,
772:If I have any message for others, it is to go for help early and not to be a resistant patient ~ Patty Duke,
773:It is possible to imagine a person so entirely that the image resists attempts to dislodge it. ~ Amy Hempel,
774:Man alone resists the direction of gravitation: he constantly wants to fall--upwards. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
775:Ninguna mujer se puede resistir a un hombre que alberga maremotos y terremotos bajo la piel. ~ Jandy Nelson,
776:People need responsibility. They resist assuming it, but they cannot get along without it. ~ John Steinbeck,
777:The conversations you are most resisting are the conversations you most need to be having. ~ Robin S Sharma,
778:The current of memory carried her along, futher, futher. This time, she didn't resist. ~ Marie Myung Ok Lee,
779:There is a contagion in example which few men have sufficient force of mind to resist. ~ Alexander Hamilton,
780:There's the most resistance to an actor singing. It's like I'm being disloyal to my industry. ~ Kevin Bacon,
781:Truth does not really hurt, rather it is our resistance to its message that causes us pain. ~ Vernon Howard,
782:You are too winsome to resist, too innocent to keep, and far too delightful to easily let go ~ Judith James,
783:You can be gorgeous at thirty, charmimg at forty, and irresistible for the rest of your life. ~ Coco Chanel,
784:You can be gorgeous at thirty, charming at forty, and irresistible for the rest of your life. ~ Coco Chanel,
785:You play, you win, you play, you lose. You play. It's the playing that's irresistible. ~ Jeanette Winterson,
786:Any act of violence creates resentment and resistance, because humans were meant to be free. ~ Bryant McGill,
787:Enlightenment is nothing more than the complete absence of resistance to what is. End of story. ~ Adyashanti,
788:Few men can resist expressing their appetites when they're making a fantasy about themselves. ~ John le Carr,
789:he couldn’t resist the smile that lit up her face when he gave her new reading material. ~ Melanie Dickerson,
790:His jaw clenched tight. “I could not resist you last night if the world itself was on fire. ~ Juliette Cross,
791:I kinda flirt with everything and everyone, no matter if it's a tree or a coffee cup. I can't resist. ~ Mika,
792:It’s so hard for women—even nice women—to realize that their bodies are not irresistible. ~ Raymond Chandler,
793:I won't become part of the collective. I refuse to have your babies. Resistance isn't futile! ~ Alanea Alder,
794:Resistance by its very nature demands that we choose choices not offered to us. ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow,
795:All human nature vigorously resists grace because grace changes us and the change is painful. ~ Philip Yancey,
796:At times, when loneliness seems to crush all beauty, the only way to resist is to remain open. ~ Paulo Coelho,
797:but the combination of colorful tights and black combat boots was something I couldn’t resist. ~ Sarai Walker,
798:Conspiracy theories are an irresistible labor-saving device in the face of complexity. ~ Henry Louis Gates Jr,
799:Darkness approaches from outside.
I feel no light inside me strong enough to resist it. ~ Christopher Pike,
800:If we resist our passions, it is more due to their weakness than our strength. ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld,
801:If we resist our passions, it is more due to their weakness than our strength. ~ Fran ois de La Rochefoucauld,
802:I'm Crusty," he said, with a tartar-yellow smile.
I resisted the urge to say, Yes, you are. ~ Rick Riordan,
803:Inasmuch as resistance is a choice to descend into hell, one musn't complain about the darkness. ~ Xiaobo Liu,
804:I resist anything better than my own diversity, And breathe the air and leave plenty after me, ~ Walt Whitman,
805:It isn’t that the lies are too beautiful to resist. It’s that the truth is too hideous to face. ~ Rick Yancey,
806:I was afraid he would pull away, that he would retreat into himself and resist my comfort. But ~ Jody Hedlund,
807:Misery needs your conspiracy; it needs your help. Without your resistance misery cannot survive. ~ Adyashanti,
808:Resistance loves keeping us busy with anything but the one thing that will most help us grow. ~ Matthew Kelly,
809:Resistance to change is proportional to how much the future might be altered by any given act, ~ Stephen King,
810:Resistance to change is proportional to how much the future might be altered by any given act. ~ Stephen King,
811:The ocean was magical to her, its depths and mysteries were boundless, its call irresistible. ~ Jeff Mariotte,
812:True resistance begins with people confronting pain... and wanting to do something to change it. ~ Bell Hooks,
813:True resistance begins with people confronting pain... and wanting to do something to change it. ~ bell hooks,
814:Try fighting with your head for a change...
it's a good one, even if it does resist learning. ~ Harper Lee,
815:Weeds do become resistant to herbicides, and it needs to be managed with multiple herbicides. ~ Nina Fedoroff,
816:...what one ought to capture in beauty is that which is treacherous and irresistible... ~ L szl Krasznahorkai,
817:What we refer to as 'death' is just a set of symptoms that have proven resistant to treatment. ~ Ralph Merkle,
818:When people are very original, sometimes they are original as a way to resist the mainstream. ~ Michel Gondry,
819:While out in TV Nation, under darkening skies, the resistance is just waiting to be organized. ~ Ani DiFranco,
820:Without prayer it is impossible to resist temptations and to keep the commandments. ~ Saint Alphonsus Liguori,
821:Without short-term wins, too many employees give up or actively join the resistance. Creating ~ John P Kotter,
822:Any act of violence creates resentment and resistance, because humans were meant to be free. ~ Bryant H McGill,
823:As long as I think I 'should' do it, I'll resist it, even if I want very much to do it. ~ Marshall B Rosenberg,
824:El perdón es no ofrecer resistencia a la vida, permitir a la vida vivir a través de usted. Las ~ Eckhart Tolle,
825:Events of resistance have the power not only to escape control but also to create a new world. ~ Michael Hardt,
826:How is it possible that this woman can be so irritating and so irresistible at the same time? ~ Sarah Robinson,
827:I felt a pull toward her even before I actually spotted her in her car and I’m glad I didn’t resist. ~ A R Von,
828:If you have to live in the mud for a while, you must not resist being a frog for a while! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
829:I scowl at him. “I know what you’re doing.”
“Standing here being charming and irresistible? ~ Julie Johnson,
830:Leave the Irreparable Past in His hands, and step out into the Irresistible Future with Him. ~ Oswald Chambers,
831:Make Every Man Want You: How to Be So Irresistible You’ll Barely Keep from Dating Yourself!, ~ Timothy Ferriss,
832:My system uses no apparatus. The resistance of your own body is the best and safest apparatus. ~ Charles Atlas,
833:Regeneration is a work of the omnipotent power of God, power that nothing can overcome or resist. ~ R C Sproul,
834:Resistance is the protest of those who hope, and hope is the feast of the people who resist. ~ J rgen Moltmann,
835:Resistance is vain in any case; it only leads to useless struggle while inviting grief and sorrow. ~ Epictetus,
836:Siempre el partido más débil se unirá a las fuerzas externas, y el otro no podrá resistir ~ Niccol Machiavelli,
837:The strongest human instinct is to impart information, the second strongest is to resist it. ~ Kenneth Grahame,
838:Tyranny is tyranny, no matter what its form; the free man will resist it if his courage serves. ~ Learned Hand,
839:We can aim to create a culture, where kids ask for healthy options instead of resisting them. ~ Michelle Obama,
840:What fates impose, that men must needs abide; it boots not to resist both wind and tide. ~ William Shakespeare,
841:With his venom irresistible and bittersweet that loosener of limbs, Love reptile-like strikes me down ~ Sappho,
842:After an argument, silence may mean acceptance or the continuation of resistance by other means. ~ Mason Cooley,
843:Buildings keep being pushed around by three irresistible forces—technology, money, and fashion. ~ Stewart Brand,
844:Handwriting, by contrast, resists the eye, reveals its meaning slowly, and is as intimate as skin. ~ Ruth Ozeki,
845:I have to say that after some initial resistance, I'm now a complete 'Game of Thrones' addict. ~ Salman Rushdie,
846:I've always resisted the idea of becoming a David Hasselhoff, and I hope I'm still resisting it. ~ Anthony Head,
847:Many pedestrians have been maimed or killed at the intersection of Resistance and Commerce. ~ Steven Pressfield,
848:Mental illness is primarily an unconscious escape from this design, a form of passive resistance. ~ John Zerzan,
849:Might and wrong combined, like iron magnetized, are endowed with irresistible attraction. ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne,
850:No party has renounced the right to armed resistance, in certain circumstances without lying ~ Friedrich Engels,
851:On occasion, resisting saying a public “I'm sorry” is the best way to handle a situation. ~ Sojourner McConnell,
852:Perhaps I might have resisted a great temptation, but the little ones would have pulled me down ~ Edith Wharton,
853:Resist beginnings: it is too late to employ medicine when the evil has grown strong by inveterate habit. ~ Ovid,
854:The amount of stress in your life is determined by how much energy you expend resisting your life. ~ Gary Zukav,
855:There is no sin punished more implacably by nature than the sin of resistance to change ~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh,
856:We are not altogether here to tolerate. We are here to resist, to control and vanquish withal. ~ Thomas Carlyle,
857:whatever you fight, you strengthyen. What you resist, persists. "A New Earth":War is a mind set ~ Eckhart Tolle,
858:Who can resist sleep at two or three in the afternoon in these sunlit parts of the Mediterranean? ~ Andr Aciman,
859:Your part is to yield to My creative work in you, neither resisting it nor trying to speed it up. ~ Sarah Young,
860:You will only lose when you resist reality; you will only struggle when you disagree with what is. ~ Adyashanti,
861:avoid solving and resist rescuing, even when they make minor mistakes or not-so-great choices. ~ Daniel J Siegel,
862:Discovering a richer quality of being-ness means to keep surrendering and letting go of resistance. ~ Tara Brach,
863:Hoover viewed the Dillinger case as a potential quagmire and long resisted being drawn into it. ~ Bryan Burrough,
864:How can we resist exploitation if we don’t have the tools to understand exploitation? ~ Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie,
865:I can never resist telling people good news. I mean, why not brighten someone else's life too? ~ Sophie Kinsella,
866:Impatience is only another form of resistance. It is resistance to learning and to changing. When ~ Louise L Hay,
867:I resist all established beliefs. My religion basically is to be immediate, to live in the now. ~ Jack Nicholson,
868:It’s so hard for women – even nice women – to realize that their bodies are not irresistible. ~ Raymond Chandler,
869:Love is the one thing stronger than desire and the only proper reason to resist temptation. ~ Jeanette Winterson,
870:Never strive, O artist, to create what you are not irresistibly impelled to create! ~ Marie von Ebner Eschenbach,
871:Resistance is experienced as fear; the degree of fear equates to the strength of Resistance. ~ Steven Pressfield,
872:(...) sapere che coloro ai quali tu aneli, vi resistono con severa inaccessibilità, fa molto male. ~ Thomas Mann,
873:The expense of eating is, in great part, the resistance the second life offers to being eaten. ~ Spider Robinson,
874:The only way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it... I can resist everything but temptation. ~ Oscar Wilde,
875:There are men whom one has an irresistible desire to tease: men whose virtues one doesn’t share. ~ Graham Greene,
876:There are people who cannot resist the desire to get into a cage with wild beasts and be mangled. ~ Henry Miller,
877:there is no sin punished more implacably by nature than the sin of resistance to change. ~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh,
878:All human nature vigorously resists grace because grace changes us and the change is painful. ~ Flannery O Connor,
879:Death, the inevitable end of everything, confronted him for the first time with irresistible force. ~ Leo Tolstoy,
880:Every resistance will be met and conquered until you've soared over the sweet edge of surrender. ~ Gena Showalter,
881:Exhortations to obstruct the operations of Government in detail, should; Exhortations to resist all. ~ James Mill,
882:I believe in civil disobedience among other forms of resistance in times when it's called for. ~ William Kunstler,
883:I realized that was how heartbreak occurred. Your heart wants something, but reality resists it. ~ Zinzi Clemmons,
884:Just as nature abhors a vacuum, humans resist change. Change will occur; vacuums will be filled. ~ Nikki Giovanni,
885:Let your courage mount with difficulties. There would be no will if there were no resistance. ~ Nilakanta Sri Ram,
886:Resist your fear; fear will never lead to you a positive end. Go for your faith and what you believe. ~ T D Jakes,
887:The deeper you go, and the closer you get to the final realization, the heavier the resistance. ~ Joseph Campbell,
888:The pig had been killed because spirits, like people, cannot resist the smell of cooking pig. ~ Peter Matthiessen,
889:There are words which a man cannot resist from a woman, even though he knows them to be false. ~ Anthony Trollope,
890:Thus little by little the enemy invades the soul, if it is not resisted from the beginning. ~ Imitation of Christ,
891:We proceed by doubt, by trial and error, by resisting the impulse to lunge after certainty. ~ William Deresiewicz,
892:Willful ignorance or resistance to alleged facts has been a big ingredient in any success I’ve had. ~ Rob Delaney,
893:All the while they were converging, under an irresistible law, as surely as two streams in one vale ~ Thomas Hardy,
894:A positive mental attitude is an irresistible force that knows no such thing as an immovable body. ~ Napoleon Hill,
895:[A] resistance that dispenses with consolations is always stronger than one which relies on them. ~ Perry Anderson,
896:Be slow to judge for we know little of what has been done and nothing of what has been resisted. ~ Rudyard Kipling,
897:ejercían la atracción irresistible de las mujeres alegres y sonrientes y proclives a la carcajada; ~ Javier Mar as,
898:Find the right price for an irresistible offer, which, by the way, isn’t necessarily the lower price. ~ W Chan Kim,
899:His eyes darkened, and I realized he saw my resistance as a challenge. “Constantijin, no---” “I won’t ~ Marian Tee,
900:Identity is not inherent. It is shaped by circumstance and sensitivity and resistance to self-pity. ~ Dorothy West,
901:It is only natural to expect that guilds will tend to "protect their turf" and to resist challenge. ~ Noam Chomsky,
902:Let the thunder of a hundred cannon remind you three times daily to resist the force of habit. ~ S ren Kierkegaard,
903:National languages are all huge systems of vested interests which sullenly resist critical inquiry. ~ Edward Sapir,
904:No dragon can resist the fascination of riddling talk and of wasting time trying to understand it. ~ J R R Tolkien,
905:No entanto, logo acrescentei que a garra tem mais a ver com resistência do que com intensidade: ~ Angela Duckworth,
906:Once we recognize our shadow's existence we must resist the enticing step of going with its flow. ~ Karl Marlantes,
907:People resist exploitation. They resist as actively as they can, as passively as they must. ~ Immanuel Wallerstein,
908:She had always found platypuses irresistible proof that God likes a joke as much as anyone else. ~ Kerry Greenwood,
909:The argument that resistance to the war should remain strictly nonviolent seems to me overwhelming. ~ Noam Chomsky,
910:The devil can’t make you do anything! Resistance is not futile. You can overcome temptation. Where ~ Adam Hamilton,
911:The moral of the story is, when the resistance is gone, so are the demons. ~ Pema Chodron, The Pocket Pema Chodron,
912:The person who is constantly anxious is the person who is resisting the flip-flopability of things. ~ Alan W Watts,
913:They both had that quality I found irresistible in women - they appeared to lack better options. ~ W Bruce Cameron,
914:Water does not resist. Water flows. When you plunge your hand into it, all you feel is a caress. ~ Margaret Atwood,
915:We are all driven by our passions, and our task is to know when to submit to them and when to resist. ~ David Liss,
916:When wrongs are pressed because it is believed they will be borne, resistance becomes morality. ~ Thomas Jefferson,
917:You’re a man who wants sex, so you tried to get it, and she’s a woman who resists sex. It’s no big deal. ~ Roosh V,
918:A man cannot lay down the right of resisting them that assault him by force, to take away his life. ~ Thomas Hobbes,
919:And the enticement to seek a rose without thorns is never far away and always difficult to resist. ~ Zygmunt Bauman,
920:But there was only so much temptation a man could resist without losing all respect for himself. ~ Michael Swanwick,
921:Dark forces dragged me away from the keyboard, swirling forces of irresistible intensity and power. ~ Boris Johnson,
922:El impulso de crecer y de vivir intensamente es tan imperioso en mí que me es imposible resistirme a él ~ Ana s Nin,
923:GOOD IDEAS ALTER THE BALANCE IN RELATIONSHIPS. THAT IS WHY GOOD IDEAS ARE ALWAYS INITIALLY RESISTED. ~ Hugh Jackman,
924:GOOD IDEAS ALTER THE BALANCE IN RELATIONSHIPS. THAT IS WHY GOOD IDEAS ARE ALWAYS INITIALLY RESISTED. ~ Hugh MacLeod,
925:If you don't let technology help you, if you resist good ideas, you condemn yourself to dinosaurhood. ~ Yann Martel,
926:Its our actions that define us. What we choose. What we resist. What we're willing to die for. ~ Karen Marie Moning,
927:Love is the greatest force on earth to resist, limit and ultimately halt evil's deadly progression. ~ James Robison,
928:Nothing resists a human will that stakes its very existence upon the achievement of its purpose ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
929:resisting life, he finds that the Self is more than his own being; it includes the whole universe. ~ Monica Furlong,
930:She felt like a god. She dreamed of people who could fight back. Of wills strong enough to resist her. ~ V E Schwab,
931:Snarl had infiltrated my subconscious. The dream was obviously a sign: he was too enticing to resist. ~ Rachel Cohn,
932:Sometimes I wish I was a beautiful machine so I could resist your kiss and not cry when you're mean. ~ Lana Del Rey,
933:Sometimes we’re all trying to purge something. And what we’re trying to purge resists our purging. ~ Leslie Jamison,
934:the greatest miracle of omnipotence was in creating beings who had the potential to resist it.2 2. ~ Gregory A Boyd,
935:Wanting life to be other than it is seems to be the most basic form of resistance. ~ Ezra Bayda, The Authentic Life,
936:Admiral,” he said.  He couldn't resist.  “Reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated. ~ Christopher G Nuttall,
937:Bullies do whatever they can get away with and keep pushing boundaries until they meet resistance. ~ Benjamin Carson,
938:Do it,” he rasped. “There’s no way I can resist you. I have no damn idea how I’ve done it for this long. ~ J S Scott,
939:Don’t be sweet. I can’t resist sweet,” Gianna warned him. “Your kids are monsters and I hate your face. ~ Lucy Score,
940:have a few beers?” Gabe resisted the urge to roll his eyes. “One, since part of the reason for you to ~ Vivian Arend,
941:How strange that the nature of life is change, yet the nature of human beings is to resist change ~ Elizabeth Lesser,
942:If Russia's interests and security are threatened, Russia will resist. Everyone needs to know that. ~ Vladimir Putin,
943:It's our actions that define us. What we choose. What we resist. What we're willing to die for. ~ Karen Marie Moning,
944:It’s our actions that define us. What we choose. What we resist. What we’re willing to die for. ~ Karen Marie Moning,
945:La palabra secuestro es muy fea. ¿Por qué no lo considera como una invitación difícil de resistir? ~ Joe Abercrombie,
946:One can resist the invasion of an army, but one cannot resist the invasion of ideas. —VICTOR HUGO ~ Chris Guillebeau,
947:People resist a census, but give them a profile page and they'll spend all day telling you who they are. ~ Max Barry,
948:Resistance is more than a battle; it is the indomitable presence of life against forces of destruction. ~ Rivera Sun,
949:The fulcrum of resistance is in your mind where you pit yourself against the weight of the external. ~ Bryant McGill,
950:The poem in the head is always perfect. Resistance begins when you try to convert it into language. ~ Stanley Kunitz,
951:The power of nonviolent resistance can only come from honest working of the constructive programme. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
952:There is not any memory with less satisfaction than the memory of some temptation we resisted. ~ James Branch Cabell,
953:There never yet was any truth or principle so irresistibly obvious, that all men believed it at once. ~ Thomas Paine,
954:Today I have a choice. I can resist reality and suffer pain or peacefully accept what I cannot change. ~ Karan Casey,
955:We faced it and did not resist. The storm passed through us and around us. It's gone, but we remain. ~ Frank Herbert,
956:When it comes to betting on a sure thing, greed trumps common sense and makes the bet irresistible. ~ James Rickards,
957:When you pray, God reveals anything in your personality that is resistant to His order of things. ~ Stormie Omartian,
958:Acceptance of a thing makes it easier," he said. "No amount of resisting ever kept winter from coming. ~ Scott Tracey,
959:Any change is resisted because bureaucrats have a vested interest in the chaos in which they exist. ~ Richard M Nixon,
960:As a building is resistant to forces acting upon it, a person must be equally tenacious in life. ~ Santiago Calatrava,
961:As human beings, we are genetically programmed to resist change and maintain a state of equilibrium. ~ Robin S Sharma,
962:As usual, when confronted with heights, my greatest fear was the irresistible urge to fling myself off. ~ Sue Grafton,
963:Breakthroughs are often preceded by a period of painful resistance – can you breathe through this one? ~ Tori Hartman,
964:By and large the United States has been able to resist the temptation to close its doors to the world. ~ Roger Mahony,
965:Force cannot resist intelligence; in spite of force, in spite of men, intelligence passes on and triumphs. ~ Ramayana,
966:How little people know who think that holiness is dull. When one meets the real thing, it is irresistible ~ C S Lewis,
967:I cannot let you burn me up, nor can I resist you. No mere human can stand in a fire and not be consumed. ~ A S Byatt,
968:if no resistances or obstacles face you, you must create them. No seduction can proceed without them. ~ Robert Greene,
969:I replied, resisting the urge to jump up and down and shake my ass victoriously in his general direction. ~ Anonymous,
970:I started my political life in the Resistance. It was there that I had my first responsibility. ~ Francois Mitterrand,
971:It is the combination of thought and love which forms the irresistible force of the law of attraction. ~ Rhonda Byrne,
972:Lord, when the song wants to pick up and go a little faster towards the end, it's hard for me to resist. ~ Levon Helm,
973:Mr. Asher, you can resist who you are for only so long. Finally, you just decide to go with fate. ~ Christopher Moore,
974:So we need people who will remain steadfast in any hardship and who have a high degree of resistance. ~ Moshe Sharett,
975:The double-teaming paid off; there was no resisting the power of a Stark-Romanoff alliance for long. ~ Margaret Stohl,
976:The focus should be on Indian atrocities in Kashmir, not on our support for the Kashmiri resistance. ~ Husain Haqqani,
977:There isn’t any hell or heaven except for how we relate to our world. Hell is just resistance to life. ~ Pema Ch dr n,
978:There is some history that I want not to have happened. I resist the consequences of being Nemesis. ~ Wallace Stegner,
979:There's a resistance?" The word sounds sweet as I say it.
"Honey, there's always a resistance. ~ Christina Dalcher,
980:We feed it [Resistance] with power by our fear of it. Master that fear and we conquer Resistance. ~ Steven Pressfield,
981:What could be more futile, more insane, than to create inner resistance to something that already is? ~ Eckhart Tolle,
982:When Martin Luther was asked what we contribute to our salvation, he said, "Sin and resistance" ~ Tullian Tchividjian,
983:Yes, the heat lacerated the heart. And alone she resisted it, entire, virgin, the envy of the sea. ~ Marguerite Duras,
984:By the irresistible maturing of the general mind, the Christian traditions have lost their hold. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
985:geology demonstrates the existence, wisdom and goodness of an Almighty Creator with irresistible evidence. ~ Anonymous,
986:How do you expect me to resist? You’re a walking temptation. A testosterone menace in a tiny little towel, ~ J S Scott,
987:If anything could stand still, it would be crushed and dissipated by the torrent it resisted.
   ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
988:I had given up the theater and everything propelled me into entertainment. And I didn't resist it. ~ Vincente Minnelli,
989:I never resist temptation, because I have found that things that are bad for me do not tempt me. ~ George Bernard Shaw,
990:Infinite Spirit open the way for great abundance for --. She is an irresistible magnet for all ~ Florence Scovel Shinn,
991:in some sense, it was the tyranny of cousins that allowed Indians to resist the tyranny of tyrants. ~ Francis Fukuyama,
992:It is by resisting the passions, not by yielding to them that one finds true peace in the heart. ~ Imitation of Christ,
993:Sand can resist to water; but it cannot win. Ignorant can resist to knowledge; but it cannot win. ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
994:Sin and virtue are a game of resistance we play with God in His efforts to draw us towards perfection. ~ Sri Aurobindo,
995:The ocean, whose essence is fluid and unresisting, is more prison than the staunchest bricks or iron bars. ~ Eli Brown,
996:The subjects succeeded in resisting these particularly addictive distractions only around half the time. ~ Cal Newport,
997:They even come equipped with a built-in antibiotic called squalamine that helps them resist infections. ~ Ben Sherwood,
998:To surrender is to accept the present moment unconditionally. It is to relinquish inner resistance to what is. ~ Tolle,
999:True nonresistance is the one true resistance to evil. It kills and finally destroys the evil sentiment. ~ Leo Tolstoy,
1000:When you love a problem, its contours, obstacles and resistances are all just part of its character. ~ Steven Strogatz,
1001:When you love, especially with your heart, it comes upon you so fast, you don't have time to resist. ~ Jennifer Ashley,
1002:You may either win your peace or buy it: win it, by resistance to evil; buy it, by compromise with evil. ~ John Ruskin,
1003:A brave action is often followed by grief. Do not let my resistance to grief stop the brave action. ~ Alanis Morissette,
1004:But that's the problem with love - it acts on you, works through you, resists your attempts to control. ~ Lauren Oliver,
1005:Generally speaking, espionage offers each spy an opportunity to go crazy in a way he finds irresistible ~ Kurt Vonnegut,
1006:How little people know who think that holiness is dull... When one meets the real thing, it's irresistible! ~ C S Lewis,
1007:I have found that people who can successfully resist temptation invariably lead depressingly stunted lives. ~ C D Payne,
1008:I rolled myself up into a tight ball of resistance and it was thus that I went through my school years. ~ Sigrid Undset,
1009:la llave de la felicidad consiste en entender que el sufrimiento aparece cuando nos resistimos al dolor. ~ Kristin Neff,
1010:Men who retain irony are not to be trusted. They can't always resist an impulse to tickle themselves. ~ Taylor Caldwell,
1011:Move with the flow. Don't fight the current. Resist nothing. Let life carry you. Don't try to carry it. ~ Oprah Winfrey,
1012:Only the ego resists egos. The spirit may notice egos, but sees beyond them and does not engage with them. ~ Alan Cohen,
1013:On the field of The Self stand a knight and a dragon. You are the knight. Resistance is the dragon. ~ Steven Pressfield,
1014:People are most vociferously opposed to those forces they have to resist more fiercely within themselves. ~ Tim Kreider,
1015:Resistance! Resistance! No oppressed people have ever secured their liberty without resistance! ~ Henry Highland Garnet,
1016:Resist faith. Resist trust. Believe only in what you touch with your hands. The rest is error and air. ~ Brian Staveley,
1017:Rohan, if being a hero is having the courage to resist using power arbitrarily, then you are a hero, beloved. ~ Melanie,
1018:Since the beginning of the Movement, lesbianism has been a kind of code word for female resistance. ~ Ti Grace Atkinson,
1019:Sometimes strength rested not in resistance, but in the release of arms against a foe of one’s own creation. ~ J R Ward,
1020:Sometimes, when loneliness seems about to crush everything, the only way to resist is to keep on loving. ~ Paulo Coelho,
1021:There is no permanent ideal of disease resistance, merely the shifting sands of impermanent obsolescence. ~ Matt Ridley,
1022:To put it concisely, we suffer when we resist the noble and irrefutable truth of impermanence and death. ~ Pema Chodron,
1023:Try fighting with your head for a change . . it's a good one, even if it does resist learning"
-Atticus ~ Harper Lee,
1024:You have to make the decision about whether you want to avoid or you want to overcome the resistance. ~ Scott D Anthony,
1025:you temptress,Tess; you dear damned witch of Babylon- I could not resist you as soon as I met you again. ~ Thomas Hardy,
1026:Ahimsa must be placed before everything else while it is professed. Then alone it becomes irresistible. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
1027:And is he honest who resists his genius or conscience only for the sake of present ease or gratification ~ William Blake,
1028:At the heart of the gospel is a God who deliberately surrenders to the wild, irresistable power of love. ~ Philip Yancey,
1029:Banks are an almost irresistible attraction for that element of our society which seeks unearned money. ~ J Edgar Hoover,
1030:Be twice as funny as you are outrageous, because no one can resist the truth wrapped in a good joke. ~ Milo Yiannopoulos,
1031:But I must bear my destiny as best I can, knowing well that there is no resisting the strength of necessity. ~ Aeschylus,
1032:central tenet: that pain and loss are inevitable and we should let go of trying to resist them. The prince ~ Mark Manson,
1033:He had the strength to resist temptation or excitement, no matter how seductive, no matter the situation. ~ Ryan Holiday,
1034:If you have enough unanswered questions, you have a certifiable mystery, and those are impossible to resist. ~ Lisa Lutz,
1035:I've always had a thing for beards. [...]
They're my chocolate cake.
I'm unable to resist either. ~ Daisy Prescott,
1036:Marriage is the only known example of the happy meeting of the immovable object and the irresistible force. ~ Ogden Nash,
1037:The more important an activity is to your soul's evolution, the more you will feel resistance to it. ~ Steven Pressfield,
1038:The more men and women drink, the more they both seek intercourse — or, at least, the less they resist it. ~ Robin Baker,
1039:This is true for every aspect of your life: The more you push against it, the more resistance you create. ~ Wayne W Dyer,
1040:What is deservedly suffered must be borne with calmness, but when the pain is unmerited, the grief is resistless. ~ Ovid,
1041:Don't obey the commandments of obstacles. Resist every opposition schemed to break you down. Wake up! ~ Israelmore Ayivor,
1042:Dr. Becky was a huge fan of Zach’s, even though she hadn’t met him. Figured. Zach was pretty irresistible. ~ Sarina Bowen,
1043:I can resist anything except temptation." Ren, main character in Sherrilyn Kenyon's novel Time Untime. ~ Sherrilyn Kenyon,
1044:I couldn't resist the temptation to tease Pyle - it is, after all, the weapon of weakness and I was weak. ~ Graham Greene,
1045:If the reality is not ideal, resist and refuse the reality and change it no matter how strong it is! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
1046:If you hear how wonderful you are often enough, you begin to believe it, no matter how you try to resist it. ~ Ben Carson,
1047:Is all our Life, then but a dream Seen faintly in the golden gleam Athwart Time's dark resistless stream? ~ Lewis Carroll,
1048:I secretly understood: the primitive appeal of the hearth. Television is - its irresistible charm - a fire. ~ John Updike,
1049:It is the combination of thought and love which forms the irresistible force of the law of attraction. ~ Charles F Haanel,
1050:It's the constant and determined effort that breaks down all resistance and sweeps away all obstacles. ~ Claude M Bristol,
1051:Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don't resist them; that only creates sorrow. ~ Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching,
1052:Maybe innocence is a skin you must shed to build layers more resistant to the caustic truths of the world. ~ Hector Tobar,
1053:On the field of the Self stand a knight and a dragon.   You are the knight. Resistance is the dragon. ~ Steven Pressfield,
1054:(People are most vociferously opposed to those forces they have to resist most fiercely within themselves.) ~ Tim Kreider,
1055:Silence can be intimidating, sometimes provocative, sometimes a form of resistance because it dislocates. ~ Elia Suleiman,
1056:Then she thought bitterly that it would be much easier to resist chocolate if her life were less stressful. ~ J K Rowling,
1057:The resistance of a woman is not always a proof of her virtue, but more frequently of her experience. ~ Ninon de L Enclos,
1058:training in the military was all about using the bodyweight to build a strong, fatigue resistant physique. ~ Ashley Kalym,
1059:when humans see things that challenge our mental models, we tend not just to resist them but to ignore them. ~ Ed Catmull,
1060:When such single minded strength of will and purpose is directed to reach its goal, no boundary can resist. ~ Jean M Auel,
1061:You can't get a pay raise when you're angry. People will react to the negative energy and will resist you. ~ Stuart Wilde,
1062:As human beings, we always have resistance against things that are different and there's always suspicion. ~ Peter Jackson,
1063:Asking yourself a question, that's how resistance begins. And then ask that very question to someone else. ~ Remco Campert,
1064:El elefante vino hasta donde lo trajeron, la fuerza y la resistencia nacieron con él, no son virtud propia. ~ Jos Saramago,
1065:He didn't want to resist anymore. In fact, he had no idea why he'd been denying himself in the first place. ~ Lynda Aicher,
1066:if Palestine had been invaded by Buddhists, or post-Ottoman Turkey, resistance would have been just as strong. ~ Anonymous,
1067:Instead of assaulting sales resistance by direct attack, he is interested in removing sales resistance. ~ Edward L Bernays,
1068:I thought I’d solved a problem when really I was creating new ones by taking the path of least resistance. ~ David Goggins,
1069:«La combinación del pensamiento y el amor es lo que crea la irresistible fuerza de la ley de la atracción.» ~ Rhonda Byrne,
1070:Obscenity only comes in when the mind despises and fears the body, and the body hates and resists the mind. ~ D H Lawrence,
1071:Seek out strategic alliances; they are essential to growth and provide resistance to bigger competition. ~ Richard Branson,
1072:The reason why they resist doing as you say, is because they've been conditioned to do as you've demonstrated. ~ T F Hodge,
1073:The simplest truths often meet the sternest resistance and are slowest in getting general acceptance. ~ Frederick Douglass,
1074:Winners must learn to relish change with the same enthusiasm and energy that we have resisted it in the past. ~ Tom Peters,
1075:After an agonizing silence, Levana tittered. “My dear Emperor. How could I resist such a charming proposal? ~ Marissa Meyer,
1076:and took up arms again as a Resistance fighter in World War II. He was caught, tortured and executed in 1944. ~ Clive James,
1077:Asking yourself a question, that’s how resistance begins. And then ask that very question to someone else. ~ Kristin Hannah,
1078:But I caught up with him and he didn’t resist when I put my arm around him and we walked on together like that. ~ Anne Rice,
1079:But I could control these flames. It was an irresistible urge, one that I didn’t want to ignore. - Aurora ~ Candace Knoebel,
1080:Gleipnir, Gleipnir, forte e resistente, prendeu o focinho do Lobo fortemente.” Os humanos não aprendem isso? ~ Rick Riordan,
1081:He was the ultimate antiliberal: an authoritarian who was the living embodiment of resistance to authority. ~ Michael Wolff,
1082:I didn’t stand a chance of resisting you, Abby. The minute you walked through my door, it’s been a battle. ~ Lauren Blakely,
1083:I don't resist progress, but I have a growing feeling that mankind uses it mostly for disgraceful purposes. ~ Stanislaw Lem,
1084:If I have resistance to something, it means there's something wrong. The resistance to me is a sign of fear. ~ Billy Corgan,
1085:Jake sighed and followed him, knowing resistance was futile. The Montgomerys were like the freaking Borg. ~ Carrie Ann Ryan,
1086:JAM4.6 But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble. ~ Anonymous,
1087:Nonresistance, nonjudgment, and nonattachment are the three aspects of true freedom and enlightened living. ~ Eckhart Tolle,
1088:We need to resist the urge to do something, regardless of whether or not the proposed action is effective. ~ Bruce Schneier,
1089:But such is the irresistable nature of truth, that all it asks, and all it wants is the liberty of appearing. ~ Thomas Paine,
1090:Few new truths have ever won their way against the resistance of established ideas save by being overstated. ~ Isaiah Berlin,
1091:for a moment I forgot to resist as our mouths moved and our bodies conversed, exchanging secrets without sound. ~ Amy Harmon,
1092:He has resisted Temptation for Centuries, A stone cold warrior whose frozen heart refuses to thaw- Until Her.. ~ Lara Adrian,
1093:His response was to fight it with the only weapons at hand—passive resistance and open displays of contempt. ~ Kurt Vonnegut,
1094:Janie had robbed him of his illusion of irresistible maleness that all men cherish, which was terrible. ~ Zora Neale Hurston,
1095:Once causes are determined, then there is talk of "social injustice" and the privileged begin to resist. ~ Gustavo Gutierrez,
1096:Openness doesn’t come from resisting our fears but from getting to know them well. ~ Pema Chodron, The Places That Scare You,
1097:perception of intention and emotion is irresistible; only people afflicted by autism do not experience it. ~ Daniel Kahneman,
1098:Poetry resists academic pretension, just as the mystery of religious faith evaporates on contact with dogma. ~ Patrick White,
1099:Rohan, if being a hero is having the courage to resist using power arbitrarily, then you are a hero, beloved. ~ Melanie Rawn,
1100:The nature of things is resistance to change, while the nature of process is resistance to stasis, ~ William Least Heat Moon,
1101:there are no magic bullets.* Real change is slow, hard, and imperceptible. It resists deconstruction. Likewise, ~ Lindy West,
1102:The young who are male can never resist showing off their knowledge, no doubt because they possess so little. ~ Kate Elliott,
1103:When you're looking so hard to get on your path, you're putting up resistance that keeps you from finding it. ~ Esther Hicks,
1104:Without challenges and changes people tend to grow increasingly distant from God and resistant to His ways. ~ Lysa TerKeurst,
1105:Be not discouraged. There is a future for you. . . . The resistance encountered now predicates hope. . . ~ Frederick Douglass,
1106:But such is the irresistible nature of truth, that all it asks, and all it wants, is the liberty of appearing. ~ Thomas Paine,
1107:Her hatred glittered irresistibly. I could see it, the jewel, it was sapphire, it was the cold lakes of Norway. ~ Janet Fitch,
1108:Her kisses reminded me of lemon slices drizzled with sticky honey. Bitter, sweet and strangely irresistible. ~ Michael Faudet,
1109:I am so fortunate to be red! I'm fiery. I'm strong. I know men take notice of me and that I cannot be resisted. ~ Orhan Pamuk,
1110:If I get an idea for a series that I really like, I'm sure I won't be able to resist coming back and doing it. ~ Aaron Sorkin,
1111:Not even piety will stay wrinkles, nor the encroachments of age, nor the advance of death, which cannot be resisted. ~ Horace,
1112:Our capacity to resist has nothing to do with our intelligence but with the degree of access to our true self. ~ Alice Miller,
1113:People who readily accept the need for a gym will resist that their personalities might need some work too. ~ Alain de Botton,
1114:Resistance outwits the amateur with the oldest trick in the book: It uses his own enthusiasm against him. ~ Steven Pressfield,
1115:She had always known that Jared was attractive. His dark hair, strong jaw, and gray eyes made him irresistible, ~ Chanda Hahn,
1116:The mind commands the body and is instantly obeyed. The mind commands itself and meets resistance. ~ Saint Augustine of Hippo,
1117:The onset of mania occurs when repression is no longer able to resist the assaults of the repressed instincts. ~ Karl Abraham,
1118:This is not violence, this is legitimate resistance. This is our people's right to resist Israeli occupation. ~ Khaled Mashal,
1119:To write is to struggle and resist; to write is to become; to write is to draw a map: 'I am a cartographer'. ~ Gilles Deleuze,
1120:Unless bureaucracy is constantly resisted, it breaks down representative government and overwhelms democracy. ~ Ronald Reagan,
1121:We are creatures of imitation. We find it hard to resist the temptation to do that which we see others doing. ~ Napoleon Hill,
1122:Both total accommodation to the culture and total resistance to it are usually signs of intellectual sickness. ~ Robert Barron,
1123:By nonviolent resistance, the Negro can also enlist all men of good will in his struggle for equality. ~ Martin Luther King Jr,
1124:Do not try to become anything.When you sit, let it be. When you walk, let it be. Grasp at nothing.Resist nothing. ~ Ajahn Chah,
1125:Goddess, why had she resisted his advances for over six months? He was a prince, yes, but he was her prince. ~ Juliana Haygert,
1126:If you hear how wonderful you are often enough, you begin to believe it, no matter how you try to resist it. ~ Benjamin Carson,
1127:It makes me wonder if living under tragic circumstances inflects a person's sentences, irresistibly, with poetry. ~ Sara Baume,
1128:It may look as if the situation is creating the suffering, but ultimately this is not so - your resistance is. ~ Eckhart Tolle,
1129:It's very easy to resist men, isn't it? But managing to pick the right one -- that is truly worthy of praise. ~ Meredith Duran,
1130:I wanted to wipe the grin off his face with a fist. I resisted the urge. Who says I have no self-control? ~ Laurell K Hamilton,
1131:Resistance to localization slows down product iteration and makes local teams feel like cogs in a clunky machine. ~ Kai Fu Lee,
1132:Sì is my tribute to modern femininity, an irresistible combination of grace, strength and independent spirit. ~ Giorgio Armani,
1133:To every man of us, Tobruk was a symbol of British resistance and we were now going to finish with it for good. ~ Erwin Rommel,
1134:To fly, we have to have resistance. It's all about turbulence. Reacting to images of wave patterns in fluid motion. ~ Maya Lin,
1135:To yield to Resistance deforms our spirit. It stunts us and makes us less than we are and were born to be. ~ Steven Pressfield,
1136:Unless I have been sorely misinformed, supermodels are powerless to resist a man with illuminated doorsills. ~ Richard Hammond,
1137:We are either in the process of resisting God’s truth or in the process of being shaped and molded by His truth. ~ Mary C Neal,
1138:We are the true roots of resistance, they declared, and the scraggly leaves, golden flowers, and windborne seeds. ~ Rivera Sun,
1139:We decide what we will make of each and every situation. We decide whether we’ll break or whether we’ll resist. ~ Ryan Holiday,
1140:What for centuries raised man above the beast is not the cudgel but the irresistible power of unarmed truth. ~ Boris Pasternak,
1141:Your lifeline…oh, the burning stick. Right.” Leo resisted the urge to set his hand ablaze and yell: Bwah ha ha! ~ Rick Riordan,
1142:All parents are an embarrassment to their kids. Often grandparents are the relief. Kids don't have to resist you. ~ Anne Lamott,
1143:any act that derives from our higher nature instead of our lower. Any of these acts will elicit Resistance. ~ Steven Pressfield,
1144:Every instinct told me I needed to run, that there was something about this beautiful stranger I couldn’t resist. ~ A L Jackson,
1145:I became committed to dropping my resistance so I could get to know this energy that was driving the wanting self. ~ Tara Brach,
1146:It was a very bad idea. It was a terrible idea. It was the worst idea he had ever heard. It was irresistible. ~ Cassandra Clare,
1147:London, that great cesspool into which all the loungers and idlers of the Empire are irresistibly drained. ~ Arthur Conan Doyle,
1148:No power on earth can resist the lovers of liberty who are ready not to kill opponents, but be killed by them. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
1149:Openness doesn’t come from resisting our fears but from getting to know them well. ~ Pema Chodron, Comfortable With Uncertainty,
1150:People have no idea how strong a pull sex, money, and power have on them until they try to resist their pull. ~ Brian D McLaren,
1151:There is a rule of Sharia: If the enemy wants to suppress you, you are supposed to put up a strong resistance. ~ Akhmad Kadyrov,
1152:There is no development of character without resistance, there is no growth of spirituality without overcoming. ~ David O McKay,
1153:There it was, the choice I’d confronted so often in life: the path of least resistance, or the walk over hot coals. ~ Greg Iles,
1154:the sleepy, drowsy state of the conscious mind, resistance is reduced to a minimum; that’s why, results follow. ~ Joseph Murphy,
1155:three thousand pounds of steel and glass and plastic that no thing made out of flesh could resist. A car. ~ T Coraghessan Boyle,
1156:Truth grew in my mind like a fungus, and though I tried to sleep it out, there was no resisting the epiphanies. ~ Donald Miller,
1157:...an irresistible sleep fell deeply on his eyes, the sweetest, soundest oblivion, still as the sleep of death itself... ~ Homer,
1158:But the moment our eyes meet, I'm right back under his spell, a helpless hunk of steel to his irresistible magnet. ~ Alyson Noel,
1159:Ésa es la naturaleza de la guerra humana: dos lados que se empujan hasta que uno sobrepasa su límite de resistencia; ~ Anonymous,
1160:Europeans know the importance of the Resistance; it has been the shining example of the modern conscience. ~ Salvatore Quasimodo,
1161:If you could see into my past just by touching my back, you’d have a hard time resisting the temptation too. ~ Becca Fitzpatrick,
1162:It appeared that his sister, usually an irresistible force, had finally met a sufficiently immovable object. ~ Stephanie Laurens,
1163:Power is not to resist the criticisms; power is to seek for something useful to use amongst the criticisms! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
1164:Resistance, whether to one's appetites or to the ways of the world, is a chief factor in the shaping of character. ~ Eric Hoffer,
1165:Satan stations more devils on monastery walls than in the dens of iniquity, for the latter offer no resistance. ~ Fulton J Sheen,
1166:The more important a call or action is to our soul’s evolution, the more Resistance we will feel toward pursuing it. ~ Anonymous,
1167:The perception of intention and emotion is irresistible; only people afflicted by autism do not experience it. ~ Daniel Kahneman,
1168:The professional knows that Resistance is like a telemarketer; if you so much as say hello, you're finished. ~ Steven Pressfield,
1169:The resistance and the degree of the resistance to the natural phenomenon of life causes tremendous suffering. ~ Hubert Selby Jr,
1170:To resist change, to try to cling to life, is therefore like holding your breath: if you persist you kill yourself. ~ Alan Watts,
1171:we are created in the image of God we all have an irresistible impulse to create and to establish order. When ~ Stephen Altrogge,
1172:what it feels like to resist without seeming to resist, to absent yourself while seeming respectful and attentive. ~ Jane Smiley,
1173:worthiness is an absolute act of resistance. Choosing to live and love with our whole hearts is an act of defiance. ~ Bren Brown,
1174:Your lifeline...oh, the burning stick. Right." Leo resisted the urge to set his hand ablaze and yell: BWAH HA HA! ~ Rick Riordan,
1175:(...) y se planta ante mí con los ojos brillantes y esa sonrisa facilona, anárquica, irresistible a más no poder. ~ Jandy Nelson,
1176:All things resist destruction, according to their capacity. Rocks, pebbles, diamonds. Unity is instinctive to being. ~ Jan Siegel,
1177:Fitzgerald’s plot may suggest that the American Dream is a mirage, but his words make that dream irresistible. ~ Maureen Corrigan,
1178:God has created you because he loved you. He loved you so much that he could not resist the temptation to create you. When ~ Osho,
1179:He looked up at me with angelic eyes. "Doing what?" "You know what. You're luring me in. You know I can't resist- ~ Richelle Mead,
1180:He was a being of action and vitality, and when he moved, when he smiled, he became almost impossible to resist. ~ Elizabeth Hoyt,
1181:I go over my own escape routes all the time. To survive in this state, you have to think like the French Resistance. ~ Tim Dorsey,
1182:I'm sorry," he breathed. "You're just extremely irresistible." "Strange, men have been resisting me for years. ~ Sherrilyn Kenyon,
1183:I resist the urge to raise my hand and utter the four most reassuring words in the English language: I know a guy. ~ Sarah Vowell,
1184:Just try to be yourself and resist complacency and ignorance. All you can do is work, work; work and be disciplined. ~ Raoul Peck,
1185:Nothing can resist the human will that will stake even its existence on its stated purpose.” —BENJAMIN DISRAELI ~ Anthony Robbins,
1186:Of all the manifestations of Resistance, most only harm ourselves. Criticism and cruelty harm others as well. ~ Steven Pressfield,
1187:The fatigue comes from the resistance and the worry, do not worry, let yourself go, and the fatigue will go also.
   ~ The Mother,
1188:The meager splash of charm he rationed with that ripped body and sexy swagger, made him nearly impossible to resist. ~ Debra Webb,
1189:Violence is the great attractor of human history, Dr. Iverson. A force almost as irresistible as gravity. ~ Robert Charles Wilson,
1190:You shouldn't be shot just because someone yells, "Halt" or resisting arrest or running away from being arrested. ~ Jesse Ventura,
1191:After all, if you do not resist the apparently inevitable, you will never know how inevitable the inevitable was. ~ Terry Eagleton,
1192:Age has no reality except in the physical world. The essence of a human being is resistant to the passage of time. ~ Javier Bardem,
1193:Almost no germ is unconditionally dangerous to man; its disease-producing ability depends upon the body's resistance. ~ Hans Selye,
1194:[A]lthough a republican government is slow to move, yet when once in motion, its momentum becomes irresistible. ~ Thomas Jefferson,
1195:Ambrose Young felt himself slip and slide, falling helplessly--with very little resistance--in love with Fern Taylor. ~ Amy Harmon,
1196:A moving body whose motion was not retarded by any resisting force would continue to move to all eternity. ~ Hermann von Helmholtz,
1197:Christ lived the life we could not live and took the punishment we could not take to offer the hope we cannot resist. ~ Max Lucado,
1198:Damn you’ve got an irresistible mouth. You should hold it against me more often.” ~Luke, Kissing the Maid of Honor ~ Robin Bielman,
1199:Devyn: “But what can I say? I'm irresistible.”
Bride: "No, you're a ho, but the good news is I’m ok with that! ~ Gena Showalter,
1200:Everything in the room seemed turned away from me in sullen resistance, averthing itself from my unwelcome return. ~ John Banville,
1201:History teaches us that nobody can prevent a resistance group from arming when it has the support of the people. ~ Bashar al Assad,
1202:I grew up going to the movies, not watching them on television, so I'm still a bit resistant to TV as a medium. ~ Kenneth Lonergan,
1203:It's defeatist to harp on what might have been, and yet, it's hard to resist considering what might have been. ~ Christopher Reeve,
1204:It's the ability to resist failure, in many ways, or use failure that often leads to the greatest success, isn't it? ~ J K Rowling,
1205:one irrepressible folk hero hailed as our favorite defender of the truth and resister of authority,” Budd Schulberg ~ Jonathan Eig,
1206:Passive resistance is a method of securing rights by personal suffering; it is the reverse of resistance by arms. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
1207:Resistance to unwanted circumstances has the power to keep those circumstances alive and well for a very long time. ~ Pema Ch dr n,
1208:Resistance to unwanted circumstances has the power to keep those circumstances alive and well for a very long time. ~ Pema Chodron,
1209:That the soft overcomes the hard, and the yielding overcomes the resistant, is a fact known by all, but practiced by few. ~ Laozi,
1210:The pain that you create now is always some form of nonacceptance, some form of unconscious resistance to what is. ~ Eckhart Tolle,
1211:There are many ways to be beautiful. Fighting, swearing, and ignoring tradition could make a women irresistible. ~ Fatema Mernissi,
1212:This is why you must take up the full armor of God, so that you may be able to resist in the evil day. Ephesians 6:13 ~ Beth Moore,
1213:To resist change, to try to cling to life, is therefore like holding your breath: if you persist you kill yourself. ~ Alan W Watts,
1214:Very well, Practical Vitari, if you really can’t resist me. You’ll have to go on top, though, if you don’t mind. ~ Joe Abercrombie,
1215:Wanting anything too desperately is a form of aggression and violence, which will always be met with resistance. ~ Bryant H McGill,
1216:We never know the quality of someone else's life, though we seldom resist the temptation to assume and pass judgement. ~ Tami Hoag,
1217:When time and need require, we should resist with all our might, and prefer death to slavery and disgrace. ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero,
1218:And dead an epoch of our existence, which in a world destined to humiliate us was moral light and resistance. ~ Pier Paolo Pasolini,
1219:Are we still a self-determining people resistant to the freedom-devouring proclivities of an imperial presidency? ~ Andrew McCarthy,
1220:George feels flattered and excited...He can't resist slipping into the role Kenny so temptingly offers him. ~ Christopher Isherwood,
1221:Her kind was supposed to be irresistibly alluring to humans. She was the humanoid equivalent of a Venus flytrap. ~ Sarah Beth Durst,
1222:Loss reshapes us and teaches us to fill ourselves with something new. If we resist, we feel as you do. Hollow. Empty. ~ Ash Krafton,
1223:Most of us have two lives. The life we live, and the unlived life within us. Between the two stands Resistance. ~ Steven Pressfield,
1224:On a library bookshelf, thought progresses in a way that is logical but also dumbfounding, mysterious, irresistible. ~ Susan Orlean,
1225:Protest is when I say this does not please me. Resistance is when I ensure what does not please me occurs no more. ~ Ulrike Meinhof,
1226:Resistance gets us to plunge into a project with an overambitious and unrealistic timetable for its completion. ~ Steven Pressfield,
1227:Rule of thumb: The more important a call or action is to our soul’s evolution, the more Resistance we will feel ~ Steven Pressfield,
1228:Sin and virtue are a game of resistance we play with God in His efforts to draw us towards perfection. ~ Sri Aurobindo.#SriAurobind,
1229:the islands of Italy combine all the elements - fire, water, earth, and air - and that is irresistible. ~ Barbara Grizzuti Harrison,
1230:There is such seduction in a library of good books that I cannot resist the temptation to luxuriate in reading. ~ John Quincy Adams,
1231:A government of fighters won't know how to lead, only create more war. You think bravery is measured in resistance. ~ Maaza Mengiste,
1232:A leadership disposition guides you to take the path of most resistance and turn it into the path of least resistance. ~ Dov Seidman,
1233:death is not the enemy; snakes are. And cheese: it is addictive and irresistible. I have had three kinds so far today. ~ Anne Lamott,
1234:Destiny, noun: 1. The inevitable or irresistible course of events. 2. The inescapable future. 3. See also “screwed. ~ Seanan McGuire,
1235:Each moment means a new possibility. Mindfulness is not resisting things to happen but allowing life to unfold its wings. ~ Amit Ray,
1236:Good pain is pain in the service of a purpose. Bad pain is pain endured because we are resisting a needed growth step. ~ Henry Cloud,
1237:He looked up at me with angelic eyes. "Doing what?"
"You know what. You're luring me in. You know I can't resist- ~ Richelle Mead,
1238:He who devotes himself” M. K. Gandhi. Non-Violent Resistance Satyagraha. Dover Publications: Mineola, New York, 2001, ~ Stephen Cope,
1239:In a friend one should have ones best enemy. You should be closest to him with your heart when you resist him. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
1240:In pursuing a minimalist lifestyle, we need to resist the temptation to recreate the outside world within our abodes. ~ Francine Jay,
1241:I, on the other hand, believe that the source of creativity is found on the same plane of reality as Resistance. ~ Steven Pressfield,
1242:Love is easy, and I love writing. You can't resist love. You get an idea, someone says something, and you're in love. ~ Ray Bradbury,
1243:Love your suffering. Do not resist it, do not flee from it. It is only your aversion to it that hurts, nothing else. ~ Hermann Hesse,
1244:Resist the temptation to compare yourself to others. This is crucial in order to be able to manifest whatever you want. ~ Wayne Dyer,
1245:Skin bathed in summer sunset light is sultry and sublime. Every woman looks irresistible in its glow-relaxed and sensual. ~ Tom Ford,
1246:That youthful enthusiasm for the Resistance was killed off quick in new recruits, if they were not killed off first. ~ Dean F Wilson,
1247:The backlash against Big Government is an encouraging sign of a growing resistance to the mission creep of federal power. ~ Bob Barr,
1248:The more you resist to leave your comfort zone, the less colourful and the less adventerous life you will have! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
1249:"The pain that you create now is always some form of nonacceptance, some form of unconscious resistance to what is." ~ Eckhart Tolle,
1250:Yes, the work comes out more beautiful from a material that resists the process, verse, marble, onyx, or enamel. ~ Theophile Gautier,
1251:
"There are basically two movements of consciousness: love and fear. Love is allowing what is, and fear is resisting it. ~ Nirmala,
1252:Few women can resist a Scotsman. No woman can resist a Highlander.” ~ Tarah Scott A truth known by every female living. ~ Tarah Scott,
1253:Good and gentle creatures do not offer a very stiff resistance, not for long, anyway. (from "A Gentle Creature") ~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky,
1254:How could I resist your charms after I heard you tell that guy you'd cut off his balls and shove them down his throat? ~ Katee Robert,
1255:I don't see much use in general slogans. Sometimes it is worth resisting evil with lesser evil, very commonly in fact. ~ Noam Chomsky,
1256:If a law commands me to sin I will break it; if it calls me to suffer, I will let it take its course unresistingly. ~ Angelina Grimke,
1257:It is difficult to resist a force of nature, Maman. His seduction is like all my senses struck by bolts of lightning. ~ Nicole Jordan,
1258:It is the combination of thought and love which forms the irresistible force of the law of attraction.” Charles Haanel ~ Rhonda Byrne,
1259:It requires uncommon steadiness of reason to resist the attraction of being called the most charming girl in the world. ~ Jane Austen,
1260:I've been told that my belly is soft as a fluffy cloud. No one can resist my magical belly. Not even grumpy humans. ~ Yasmine Surovec,
1261:My resisting being mistreated on the bus did not begin with that particular arrest…I did a lot of walking in Montgomery. ~ Rosa Parks,
1262:Nadie puede resistirse a la literatura inteligente y que cuenta grandes historias, aunque las historias sean pequeñas. ~ Benito Taibo,
1263:Not in this lifetime, buddy,” I said finally. “Resistance is futile, Kitten.” “So is your charm.” “We’ll see. ~ Jennifer L Armentrout,
1264:Novelists are always resisting autobiographical readings of their work, because they know how false those can be. ~ Jeffrey Eugenides,
1265:Police violence, I noted, was directly proportional to police boredom, and not to any resistance offered by protestors. ~ J G Ballard,
1266:Resistance is never the agent of change. You have to embrace the actions that are going to get you closer to your goal. ~ Ali Vincent,
1267:Resistane violence may help unite the putschists' basic supporters and military forces against the ‪anti coup‬ defenders ~ Gene Sharp,
1268:resist the urge to blast Sebastian with a “mind your own damn business” text while Jared asks the hostess for a table. ~ P T Michelle,
1269:That’s oxycodone—one of the most irresistible opioid narcotics ever cooked up in the six-thousand-year history of dope. ~ John Temple,
1270:The face you give the world tells the world how to treat you, my mother used to say whenever I resisted her grooming. ~ Gillian Flynn,
1271:The more vast the amount of time we've left behind us, the more irresistible is the voice calling us to return to it. ~ Milan Kundera,
1272:The only thing pain can wring from a soul that has abandoned resistance and from a mind that has lost its hate is sorrow ~ Yi Mun yol,
1273:The pain that you create now is always some form of nonacceptance, some form of unconscious resistance to what is. On ~ Eckhart Tolle,
1274:The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions that I wish it to be always kept alive. ~ Thomas Jefferson,
1275:We should have a strong president. Strong enough to resist the temptation of taking power that a president shouldn't have. ~ Ron Paul,
1276:What I learned with Cecil Taylor was strategy and survival and how to resist temptations and resist getting discouraged. ~ Steve Lacy,
1277:You resist your fate. Let go and trust that the wind will take you where you need to go. Follow the signs.” Archer ~ Kristen Callihan,
1278:a multitude destitute of will and of the means of resistance, but profitable in the utmost degree to the exchequer. ~ Jacob Burckhardt,
1279:Anything that draws attention to ourselves through pain-free or artificial means is a manifestation of Resistance. ~ Steven Pressfield,
1280:[...] aquilo que faz parte do âmbito pessoal é também um ato político, [...] o diálogo pode ser uma forma de resistência. ~ Eve Ensler,
1281:If only gravity were working, the path would be symmetrical, it is the wind resistance that produces the tragic curve. ~ Norman Mailer,
1282:In science novelty emerges only with difficulty, manifested by resistance, against a background provided by expectation. ~ Thomas Kuhn,
1283:Is truth nothing more than a convention of power, or can truthful historical accounts resist the gravity of politics? ~ Timothy Snyder,
1284:La coerenza è l'estremo rifugio degli uomini privi di fantasia, sono intervenuto io. Ancora Wilde, non sapevo resistere. ~ Nick Hornby,
1285:Live a fruitful life. Resist evil. Give more than you take. Help others do likewise. The rest will take care of itself. ~ Brandon Mull,
1286:Man is only truly great when he acts from the passions; never irresistible but when he appeals to the imagination. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
1287:muchas mujeres se resisten a abrazar su propia liberación y, al hacerlo, parecen frustrar nuestros planes de progreso. ~ Jessa Crispin,
1288:Much success can be attributed to inactivity. Most investors cannot resist the temptation to constantly buy and sell. ~ Warren Buffett,
1289:Only the honorable people resist the injustices! The rest - the honorless - are afraid of even their own shadows! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
1290:Painful or undesirable situations will always arise; true suffering comes from our ego's desire to resist life as it is. ~ Abdi Assadi,
1291:Persist and resist". Persist in your efforts. Resist giving into distraction, discouragement, and disorder. - Epictetus ~ Ryan Holiday,
1292: So long as man resists a situation, he will have it with him. If he runs away from it, it will run after him. ~ Florence Scovel Shinn,
1293:So long as tyranny exists, in whatever form, man's deepest aspiration must resist it as inevitably as man must breathe. ~ Emma Goldman,
1294:The man was irresistible. What’s with that? she thought. It was like wanting to bake cookies for the spawn of Satan. ~ Janet Evanovich,
1295:There is the heat of Love, the pulsing rush of Longing, the lover’s whisper, irresistible—magic to make the sanest man go mad. ~ Homer,
1296:What was it St. Augustine said? "The mind commands the body and it obeys. The mind orders itself and meets resistance. ~ Frank Herbert,
1297:A clever, ugly man every now and then is successful with the ladies, but a handsome fool is irresistible. ~ William Makepeace Thackeray,
1298:Before speaking, consult your inner-truth barometer, and resist the temptation to tell people only what they want to hear. ~ Wayne Dyer,
1299:Beth: "You're ridiculous."
Xavier: "I think you mean irresistible."
Beth: "Yes, ridiculously irresistible. ~ Alexandra Adornetto,
1300:Every acquisition of accommodation becomes material for assimilation, but assimilation always resists new accommodations. ~ Jean Piaget,
1301:Have we the means of resisting disciplined armies, when our only defence, the militia, is put in the hands of Congress? ~ Patrick Henry,
1302:I shake my head. Amazing. It isn’t that the lies are too beautiful to resist. It’s that the truth is too hideous to face. ~ Rick Yancey,
1303:It is not only in medicine that persons in authority will resist any investigation that might reduce their authority. ~ Steven Weinberg,
1304:Love scrubs the worst stains clean. Anyway, there can be no retreat in the face of evil, only resistance. And commitment. ~ Dean Koontz,
1305:Managers often hold on to resisters because of a specific skill set or because they've been around for a long time. Don't. ~ Jack Welch,
1306:Mental events such as perceivings, rememberings, decisions, and actions resist capture in the net of physical theory. ~ Donald Davidson,
1307:My scientific work is motivated by an irresistible longing to understand the secrets of nature not by other feelings. ~ Albert Einstein,
1308:Of course they danced together; how could Callum resist dancing with a real live woman instead of a cardboard cut-out? ~ Liane Moriarty,
1309:One thing is absolutely certain, namely, that victory will never be found by taking the line of least resistance. ~ Winston S Churchill,
1310:Self-conscious rejection of the absolute is the best way to resist God; thus illusion, the substance of life, is saved. ~ Emil M Cioran,
1311:…There is the heat of Love, the pulsing rush of Longing, the lover’s whisper, irresistible—magic to make the sanest man go mad. ~ Homer,
1312:The stronger the identity, the more it imprisons, the more it resists expansion, interpretation, renewal, contradiction. ~ Rem Koolhaas,
1313:Use a screwdriver instead of a hammer. Try to untighten the nut with your hand. Utilize the path of least resistance first. ~ Tim Allen,
1314:We think we should have to work in order to feel. We want to have our cake resist us; and then we want to eat it, too. ~ Leslie Jamison,
1315:Wisdom and policy dictate that we must do as destiny demands and keep peace with the irresistible march of events. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte,
1316:You got to insist on your success, resist every obstacle and persist in times of difficulty and you will get there. ~ Israelmore Ayivor,
1317:A change so profound that it touches your emotions will irresistibly affect your way of thinking and your lifestyle habits. ~ Marie Kond,
1318:Change can be beautiful when we are brave enough to evolve with it, and change can be brutal when we fearfully resist. ~ Bryant H McGill,
1319:Comprehension, in short, means the unpremeditated, attentive facing up to, and resisting of, reality—whatever it may be. ~ Hannah Arendt,
1320:Estáis destinados a Dios y la fuerza de su amor es irresistible. Podéis cerrar la puerta a su llamada, pero Él la derribará. ~ Anonymous,
1321:History respects revolutions; and yet, if a revolution is progressive, support it; if it is reactionary, resist it! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
1322:It is better to resist oppression by violent means than to submit, but it is best of all to resist by nonviolent means. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
1323:Man imagines himself to be conducting his own life; and irresistibly his inmost being is drawn to its fate. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,
1324:Most of us have two lives. The life we live, and the unlived life within us. Between the two stands Resistance. Have ~ Steven Pressfield,
1325:On the level of thought, the resistance is some form of judgment. On the emotional level, it is some form of negativity. ~ Eckhart Tolle,
1326:People, sensing my belief, wanted some of that belief for themselves. Belief, I decided. Belief is irresistible. Sometimes ~ Phil Knight,
1327:Self-conscious rejection of the absolute is the best way to resist God; thus illusion, the substance of life, is saved. ~ Emile M Cioran,
1328:The more important a call or action is to our soul's evolution, the more Resistance we will feel toward pursuing it. ~ Steven Pressfield,
1329:The oil group’s members disagree about whether to reduce output in order to boost prices, with Saudi Arabia resisting a cut. ~ Anonymous,
1330:There were points in my life where I felt oddly irresistible to women. I'm not in that state now and that makes me sad. ~ Jack Nicholson,
1331:The root of suffering is resisting the certainty that no matter what the circumstances, uncertainty is all we truly have. ~ Pema Ch dr n,
1332:The root of suffering is resisting the certainty that no matter what the circumstances, uncertainty is all we truly have. ~ Pema Chodron,
1333:The Two Reasons Seeing the Future Is So Difficult Attachment to an outcome combined with the resistance and fear of change. ~ Seth Godin,
1334:This is why I resisted loving you. I knew it would kill me to be away from you. I just…I don’t know if I can do it after… ~ Kahlen Aymes,
1335:You must direct the fire and movement of the entire element and resist the instinct to become just another gun in the fight. ~ Jack Carr,
1336:yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. + 8Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. ~ Anonymous,
1337:Before speaking, consult your inner-truth barometer, and resist the temptation to tell people only what they want to hear. ~ Wayne W Dyer,
1338:D'Artagnan obeyed like a child, without resistance or even objection, which proves that he was very positively in love. ~ Alexandre Dumas,
1339:Do not resist events that move you out of your comfort zone, especially when your comfort zone was not all that comfortable. ~ Alan Cohen,
1340:Education is a priority! How can we resist exploitation if we don’t have the tools to understand exploitation? ~ Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie,
1341:Everybody liked Frank, because Frank had that one quality no one could resist—he knew who he was and still liked himself. ~ Loretta Nyhan,
1342:Every man has his price. This is not true. But for every man there exists a bait which he cannot resist swallowing. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
1343:Her voice carried the voices of a hundred thousand souls in it; a whole history of resistance and rage moved with her. ~ Daniel Jos Older,
1344:Inactivity should be avoided by all means. Activity always means resistance. Resist all evils, mental and physical... ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1345:[It is a basic principle of a tyrant] to unarm his people of weapons, money and all means whereby they resist his power. ~ Walter Raleigh,
1346:It’s brave to resist the pull of the familiar. To be selfish about your own needs. I wrestle with that every day. ~ Christina Baker Kline,
1347:I twitched a smile, resisting the temptation to kick his teeth down his throat, and folded myself into the deck chair. ~ Richard K Morgan,
1348:I usually have poor to absent relations with editors because they have a habit of desiring changes and I resist changes. ~ William H Gass,
1349:los enemigos no nacen de nuestra voluntad de tenerlos y sí del irresistible deseo que tienen ellos de tenernos a nosotros. ~ Jos Saramago,
1350:My father chose acquiescence and life rather than resistance and death. Not a very admirable choice, but a very human one. ~ Bette Greene,
1351:Passive resistance seeks to rejoin politics and religion and to test all our actions in the light of ethical principles. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
1352:Protest is when I say this does not please me. Resistance is when I ensure what does not please me occurs no more. ~ Ulrike Marie Meinhof,
1353:The only thing in this world more irresistible to human beings than greed is curiosity, and the need to know the answers. ~ Luke Smitherd,
1354:There is a Destiny which has the control of our actions, not to be resisted by the strongest efforts of Human Nature. ~ George Washington,
1355:The World Health Organization has named antibiotic resistance as one of the three major health problems of the new century. ~ Ralph Nader,
1356:Too often instead of working on our own changes, we decide which of our friends needs to change. This, too, is resistance. ~ Louise L Hay,
1357:When mental energy is allowed to follow the line of least resistance and to fall into easy channels, it is called weakness. ~ James Allen,
1358:When the government tries to invade the church to enforce its own opinion on [gay] marriage, that's when it's time to resist. ~ Rand Paul,
1359:Asking yourself a question, that’s how resistance begins. And then ask that very question to someone else. —REMCO CAMPERT ~ Kristin Hannah,
1360:Clark couldn’t resist. “I’ve heard they call Bon Bon the chocolate rocket. Dips the old fuselage in fudge before blasting off. ~ M Z Kelly,
1361:Historically speaking, institutions are slow to change and usually resistant to any sudden moves - churches especially so. ~ Gene Robinson,
1362:I assess the power of a will by how much resistance, pain, torture it endures and knows how to turn to its advantage ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
1363:I'm
sorry," he breathed. "You're just extremely irresistible."
"Strange,
men have been resisting me for years. ~ Sherrilyn Kenyon,
1364:It is a constant battle to resist the temptation to have more luxuries, to acquire more stuff, and to live more comfortably. ~ David Platt,
1365:It means being able to resist the urge for immediate gratification and opt for the course of action that will pay off later. ~ Ann Landers,
1366:It's a shame that people are resisting vetting programs that would actually just keep out those who want to do us harm. ~ Kellyanne Conway,
1367:I've been in beautiful landscapes where one is tempted to whip out a camera and take a picture. I've learned to resist that. ~ David Byrne,
1368:I wonder if they'll be able to resist. It's not exactly easy to save things for the future when the present is so uncertain. ~ Ally Condie,
1369:pero yo no era dueño, sino esclavo, de unas
pasiones que me horrorizaban y a la vez no podía
resistir. ~ Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley,
1370:¿Qué es la felicidad? El sentimiento de lo que acrece el poder; el
sentimiento de haber superado una resistencia. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
1371:resisting the temptation to build complexity when (as in the case of financial regulation) simplicity is a better option. ~ Niall Ferguson,
1372:Sólo los honorables resisten las injusticias. El resto- los que no tienen honor- incluso le temen a su propia sombra. ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
1373:Some bioengineering is good, especially if it results in plants that are more drought-resistant or perennial food crops. ~ Margaret Atwood,
1374:There's nothing like the word dangerous to generate interest: it's irresistible to young males, scary to most young females. ~ Tom Robbins,
1375:They seized him, and of all the acts of will in a life famed for them, it was by far the greatest that he resisted them not. ~ Brent Weeks,
1376:When a human being resists his whole age and stops it at the gate to demand an accounting, this must have influence. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
1377:When one by force subdues men, they do not submit to him in heart. They submit because their strength is not adequate to resist. ~ Mencius,
1378:When you are unhappy, do not resist it! Let your unhappiness do its turn. After that the turn comes to the happiness! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
1379:All resistance is a rupture with what is. And every rupture begins, for those engaged in it, through a rupture with oneself. ~ Alain Badiou,
1380:but every resistance needed its psychopaths to do the jobs ordinary people with morals wouldn’t be comfortable doing. He ~ Darren Wearmouth,
1381:Even while I resisted, and long before I surrendered, God was working in my life—guiding me, protecting me, and training me. ~ Tammy L Gray,
1382:Guys who lack confidence in so many ways still manage to delude themselves into thinking they are irresistible to all women. ~ Harlan Coben,
1383:I assess the power of a will by how much resistance, pain, torture it endures and knows how to turn to its advantage. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
1384:If you take Resistance at its word, you deserve everything you get. Resistance is always lying and always full of shit. ~ Steven Pressfield,
1385:In order to get to a healthier and more productive place, we need to give up our fear of conflict, turmoil and resistance. ~ John M Gottman,
1386:It is a testament to just how far we fell in 2016 that to resist the fever and stand up for conservatism seemed a radical act. ~ Jeff Flake,
1387:It was calling me, that button," he offered as his excuse. "I couldn't resist." -MULCH DIGGUMS ON A HIGHLY PRESS-ABLE BUTTON- ~ Eoin Colfer,
1388:Look at you.” He gazed down at me as if staggered by what he found in his arms. “I carry my greatest treasure.” Irresistible ~ Kresley Cole,
1389:She wasn't afraid of doing good or of resisting evil. She was merely afraid she might not be able to tell the difference. ~ Gregory Maguire,
1390:The experiments show quite clearly that, as you resist more and more temptation, you're actually more and more likely to fail. ~ Dan Ariely,
1391:They are to resist evil, support the weak, defend the poor, and intercede for all in need.” My job is to do the right thing. ~ James Runcie,
1392:We're wrong if we think we're the only ones struggling with Resistance. Everyone who has a body experiences Resistance. ~ Steven Pressfield,
1393:What looks like resistance in many cases is rational responses to incentives and ingrained resource-allocation processes. ~ Scott D Anthony,
1394:Zoe’s face tilted up toward his presented a temptation he could no more resist than he could prevent the sun from rising. ~ Barbara Longley,
1395:combatir y vencer en la batalla no es la excelencia suprema, sino que esta reside en romper la resistencia del enemigo sin luchar. ~ Sun Tzu,
1396:From the beginning, the imported black men and women resisted their enslavement. Ultimately their resistance was controlled, and ~ Anonymous,
1397:If an obstacle in the real world can be eliminated in the mind then it can no longer resist to exist in the real world! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
1398:In the American Metaphysical, reality is always material reality, hard, resistant, unformed, impenetrable, and unpleasant. ~ Lionel Trilling,
1399:Nature is upheld by antagonism. Passions, resistance, danger, are educators. We acquire the strength we have overcome. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
1400:Resistance to anything is like trying to change the outside pictures after they have been transmitted. It’s a futile pursuit. ~ Rhonda Byrne,
1401:She had resisted the siren’s song of plastic surgery or collagen implants and thus had retained an elegant, dignified beauty. ~ Daniel Silva,
1402:There is no form of conviction more intimate and irresistible than that which arises from the inward teaching of the Spirit. ~ Charles Hodge,
1403:There’s a resistance?” The word sounds sweet as I say it. “Honey, there’s always a resistance. Didn’t you go to college? ~ Christina Dalcher,
1404:They gave themselves up to the stars the way swimmers can surrender to the waves, and the stars took them without resistance. ~ Mark Helprin,
1405:When you make a movie, it seems like there's nothing but resistance. It's kind of a miracle that any movie ever gets made. ~ Madonna Ciccone,
1406:When you resist doing what you know needs done, it is difficult. Find a mental way to enjoy it, and just do it, and it is easy. ~ Joe Vitale,
1407:A good person will resist an evil system with his whole soul. Disobedience of the laws of an evil state is therefore a duty. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
1408:Challenge anything that could step into your plans with the intention of acting as a resistance towards your fulfillment. ~ Israelmore Ayivor,
1409:Eva: You like 'em tall and skinny
Gideon: Last I checked, the wife I can't resist was petite and voluptuous. Spectacularly so ~ Sylvia Day,
1410:For satyagraha and its offshoots, non-co-operation and civil resistance, are nothing but new names for the law of suffering. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
1411:Hate not the oppressor,for,if he is strong, thy hate increases his force of resistance; if he is weak, thy hate was needless. ~ Sri Aurobindo,
1412:If a defining characteristic of the modern world is disorder, then the most fundamental act of resistance is to establish order. ~ Rod Dreher,
1413:Instead of resisting any emotion, the best way to dispel it is to enter it fully, embrace it and see through your resistance. ~ Deepak Chopra,
1414:Kaizen is Japanese for resisting the plateau of arrested development. Its literal translation is: “continuous improvement. ~ Angela Duckworth,
1415:Objection is when I say: this doesn't suit me. Resistance is when I make sure that what doesn't suit me never happens again. ~ Ulrike Meinhof,
1416:Our oversized brains evolved, in large part, to detect and resist manipulation by those who want to get ahead at our expense. ~ Peter Turchin,
1417:[People] don't see that there's a great deal of a difference between nonresistance to evil and nonviolent resistance. ~ Martin Luther King Jr,
1418:Resistance is a repelling force. It’s negative. Its aim is to shove us away, distract us, prevent us from doing our work. ~ Steven Pressfield,
1419:She looked so irresistibly beautiful as she said those brave words that no man alive could have steel his heart against her. ~ Wilkie Collins,
1420:Summer Storm

She was wild, unpredictable, beautiful, and dangerous. Impossible to resist. A summer storm in a bikini. ~ Michael Faudet,
1421:The French translation of ‘a black hole has no hair’ is so obscene that French publishers resisted it vigorously, to no avail. ~ Kip S Thorne,
1422:The punitive use of force tends to generate hostility and to reinforce resistance to the very behavior we are seeking. ~ Marshall B Rosenberg,
1423:The second noble truth says that this resistance is the...mechanism of what we call ego, that resisting life causes suffering. ~ Pema Chodron,
1424:The study of maps and the perusal of travel books aroused in me a secret fascination that was at times almost irresistible. ~ Alain de Botton,
1425:The temptation to add features to a program must be resisted as strongly as possible. This requires the dedication of a saint ~ Joe Armstrong,
1426:The truth is, that MOST of the time MOST of us take the road MOST traveled, the path of least resistance and MOST comfortable. ~ Jayce O Neal,
1427:They were all just sitting here. Waiting. What were they meant to be doing? The desire to interact was an irresistible itch. ~ Liane Moriarty,
1428:This shouldn't be hard. I didn't fabricate this pull between us, but she's resisting it, rejecting it, and I don't understand. ~ Kennedy Ryan,
1429:Asking yourself a question, that’s how resistance begins. And then ask that very question to someone else. —REMCO CAMPERT May ~ Kristin Hannah,
1430:Fear and greed are potent motivators. When both of these forces push in the same direction, virtually no human being can resist. ~ Andrew Weil,
1431:If you think girls are supposed to object to sex until they find themselves incapable of resisting your magic penis, fuck you. ~ Anna Kendrick,
1432:I smiled the way a girl learns to smile to mask irritation, resisting the urge to fling his filthy beret back in his face. ~ Meg Waite Clayton,
1433:It's the gymnasium of life where you get the workout, the resistance, and you find out things about yourself that you didn't know. ~ T D Jakes,
1434:La felicitat es va escampar com una explosió dins meu, tan extrema i violenta que no estava segura de si la podria resistir. ~ Stephenie Meyer,
1435:La verdadera amistad, pensaban, resiste el paso del tiempo, es desinteresada y generosa, no pide nada a cambio, sólo lealtad. ~ Isabel Allende,
1436:No man knows how bad he is till he has tried very hard to be good...Only those who try to resist temptation know how strong it is. ~ C S Lewis,
1437:One thing I’ve learned is it’s better sometimes, in the weeds, to resist the temptation to stand up and follow the compass. * ~ John Darnielle,
1438:Reese Witherspoon is as cute as a button on Raggedy Ann's overalls, but irresistible raw sex appeal is not one of her qualities. ~ Roger Ebert,
1439:Refuge from despair is often found in the passion of self-pity and that spirit of obstinate resistance which it engenders. In ~ George Gissing,
1440:Resistance is always possible! But we must engage in resistance first of all by developing the idea of a technological culture. ~ Paul Virilio,
1441:Resistance to the organized mass can be effected only by the man who is as well organized in his individuality as the mass itself. ~ Carl Jung,
1442:Suffering is due entirely to clinging or resisting. It is a sign of our unwillingness to move on, to flow with life ~ Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj,
1443:The heart can resist all kinds of physical trauma, but sadness can destroy it in a second. So no sadness in this house! ~ Armando Lucas Correa,
1444:The power of good is shown not by triumphantly conquering evil, but by continuing to resist evil while facing certain defeat. ~ Edith Hamilton,
1445:There are many emotions we have to resist, but happiness is not one of them! So go ahead and be as happy as you can possibly be. ~ Joyce Meyer,
1446:Though the captives' resistance was dangerous, through such acts, dignity was preserved, and through dignity, life itself. ~ Laura Hillenbrand,
1447:What we need in appointive positions is men of knowledge and experience who have sufficient character to resist temptations. ~ Calvin Coolidge,
1448:While the Texas oil economy relies on the truth of geology, many of its inhabitants remain stubbornly resistant to its charms. ~ Peter Brannen,
1449:With practice, you will find that not resisting holds the secret to many spiritual experiences, including the ability to love. ~ Deepak Chopra,
1450:You are one ugly motherfucker.” Ethan chuckled. “Sorry. I couldn’t resist. It’s from a movie. Seriously, what the hell are you? ~ Blake Crouch,
1451:A caged canary is secure; but it is not free. It is easier for free men to resist terrorism from afar than tyranny from within. ~ Chuck Baldwin,
1452:And this explains why they have resisted missionaries for so long. Creation myths are no match for this demand for evidence. ~ Daniel L Everett,
1453:As a rule reading fiction is as hard to me as trying to hit a target by hurling feathers at it. I need resistance to celebrate! ~ William James,
1454:Even more significantly, the strain of E. coli that contained this viral spacer sequence was one that was resistant to the virus. ~ Nessa Carey,
1455:Her excitement grew as she tried to cut the rope that fastened Leonard to the earth. Woven of bitter experience, it resisted her. ~ E M Forster,
1456:If resistance to meditation is a common feature of your practice, then you should suspect some subtle error in your basic attitude. ~ Anonymous,
1457:Illness or pain is just an extension of negative emotion. When you are no longer feeling any resistance to it, it's a non-issue. ~ Esther Hicks,
1458:In this astonishing novel Amirrezvani reminds us what all human hearts suffer and dare. Equal of the Sun is an irresistible novel. ~ Jonis Agee,
1459:I think it's very important for us to start to build a culture of resistance, because what we're doing isn't working, clearly. ~ Derrick Jensen,
1460:Nevertheless the joy of being with Dinah would triumph - it was like the influence of climate, which no resistance can overcome. ~ George Eliot,
1461:[O]ne of the most vital ways we sustain ourselves is by building communities of resistance, places where we know we are not alone. ~ Bell Hooks,
1462:Over the years I've seen people lose a spouse and then withdraw and lose interest in life, and I believe we need to resist that. ~ Billy Graham,
1463:Reality is infinitely diverse. It resists classification, inward life. Peculiar to us...not simply the official existence. ~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky,
1464:The Chief smiled. In his eyes, there was no resistance, no remorse, no sadness, no fear, no pain. Nothing. There was no soul ~ Jennifer Hillier,
1465:We live in a society that feeds on criticism. It is so easy to find fault, and to resist doing so requires much discipline. ~ Gordon B Hinckley,
1466:We must resist in-group thinking and practice seeing every soul as a brother or sister in a larger grouping of humans on earth. ~ Bryant McGill,
1467:What’s improper about it?” retorted the clerk. “Everybody does it in Paris!” It was an irresistible and conclusive argument. ~ Gustave Flaubert,
1468:Acceptance of what is immediately frees you from mind identification and thus reconnects you with Being. Resistance is the mind. ~ Eckhart Tolle,
1469:Art is born when the temporary touches the eternal; the shock of beauty is when the irresistible force hits the immovable post. ~ G K Chesterton,
1470:By watching the mechanics of the mind, you step out of its resistance patterns, and you can then allow the present moment to be. ~ Eckhart Tolle,
1471:Damn you’ve got an irresistible mouth. You should hold it against me more often.” ~ Robin BielmanLuke, Kissing the Maid of Honor ~ Robin Bielman,
1472:Finally she stopped resisting and called a truce. Young Alice was allowed to stay as long as she didn't eat too much chocolate. ~ Liane Moriarty,
1473:How did you sleep?” she asked. I wondered if she knew just how irresistible her voice was, if she made it that way on purpose. ~ Stephenie Meyer,
1474:I do not resist this situation. I put it in the hands of Infinite Love and Wisdom. Let the Divine idea now come to pass. ~ Florence Scovel Shinn,
1475:In fact, people themselves are responsible for making the status quo so resistant to change. We are trapped by our own behavior. ~ Chris Argyris,
1476:It takes considerable effort to see facts (and remember them) while withholding judgment and resisting explanations. And ~ Nassim Nicholas Taleb,
1477:"Resistance to the organized mass can be effected only by the man who is as well organized in his individuality as the mass itself." ~ Carl Jung,
1478:Resisting a beautiful chocolate cake or a wonderful foie gras is as difficult as (the idea of) saying no to Paul Newman. ~ Diane von Furstenberg,
1479:So to make sure we don't get off on that foot, courage is resistance to fear or mastery of it, but it is not the absence of fear. ~ Andy Andrews,
1480:Style, like taste, is resistant to lucid definition; however, both, as living things should be, are subject to constant change. ~ Harlan Ellison,
1481:The charm of the Platonic mode of thought ... consisted precisely in the resistance to the obvious evidence of the senses. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
1482:The path of least resistance has a lot going for it. The comfort zone isn't where you lose yourself. It's where you find yourself. ~ Meghan Daum,
1483:There was a demented dignity to their resistance - none of them had run. Even at the end, the girls had been stronger than Russell. ~ Emma Cline,
1484:The words slipped out like a bubble, too fragile to resist the destruction of air. It was like a glass smashing against a wall. ~ Dawn Kurtagich,
1485:We must continue to fight and resist. We must be the heroes we look for in others. We must no longer speak in code, but in action. ~ Joseph Fink,
1486:What Robert Bly's poetry readings say is: "You must change your life." To hear serious poems and resist all change is dangerous. ~ William Booth,
1487:Art begins with resistance—at the point where resistance is overcome. No human masterpiece has ever been created without great labor. ~ Andr Gide,
1488:Charlotte comprende que el futuro no es un panorama ni una perspectiva, es un puño que te agarra, fuerte, irresistible, ineludible. ~ Jude Morgan,
1489:Golf and women are a lot alike. You know you are not going to wind up with anything but grief, but you can't resist the impulse. ~ Jackie Gleason,
1490:He that stands still and suffers his enemies to double blows upon him without resistance, will undoubtedly be conquered in the issue. ~ John Owen,
1491:I believe in the resistance as I believe there can be no light without shadow; or rather, no shadow unless there is also light. ~ Margaret Atwood,
1492:In his excellent book Irresistible, Adam Alter writes about the rise of behavioral addictions in contemporary society. ~ Seth Stephens Davidowitz,
1493:La tendencia a hurgar allí donde duele atrae como atrae el abismo. Y hay que estar muy sano para resistir la tentación de lastimarse. ~ Anonymous,
1494:...love triumphs, at least in this life, not by eliminating evil once for all, but by resisting and overcoming it anew every day. ~ Thomas Merton,
1495:Only if you resist what happens are you at the mercy of what happens, and the world will determine your happiness and unhappiness ~ Eckhart Tolle,
1496:People desperately resisted the idea of their own death by looking away for as long as they could and avoiding the subject. ~ Thomas Olde Heuvelt,
1497:Sometimes, in periods of oppression and mass insanity, the most decisive form of resistance is simply the decision to not engage. ~ Lauren Oliver,
1498:The pro keeps coming on. He beats Resistance at its own game by being even more resolute and even more implacable than it is. ~ Steven Pressfield,
1499:Unable to resist, she said, “Mortals also go there to worship a mouse god. His likeness is everywhere. There’s a duck demigod too. ~ Kresley Cole,
1500:You have to do some thinking and know who you are, and then you have to resist compromising your truth for the comfort of others. ~ Bryant McGill,

IN CHAPTERS [150/1103]



  682 Integral Yoga
   71 Poetry
   56 Christianity
   44 Occultism
   39 Philosophy
   38 Fiction
   34 Psychology
   12 Science
   9 Mythology
   7 Integral Theory
   4 Yoga
   4 Theosophy
   2 Philsophy
   2 Education
   1 Sufism
   1 Kabbalah
   1 Hinduism
   1 Alchemy


  449 Sri Aurobindo
  280 The Mother
  177 Satprem
   36 H P Lovecraft
   33 Nolini Kanta Gupta
   30 Carl Jung
   27 Saint Augustine of Hippo
   19 Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
   14 Walt Whitman
   14 A B Purani
   13 Aleister Crowley
   10 Plotinus
   10 Aldous Huxley
   8 Plato
   8 Ovid
   8 Friedrich Nietzsche
   7 George Van Vrekhem
   6 Saint John of Climacus
   6 James George Frazer
   5 Jordan Peterson
   4 Peter J Carroll
   4 Percy Bysshe Shelley
   4 Alice Bailey
   3 William Wordsworth
   3 Sri Ramakrishna
   3 Rainer Maria Rilke
   3 Paul Richard
   3 Nirodbaran
   3 Lucretius
   3 John Keats
   3 Friedrich Schiller
   3 Franz Bardon
   2 Thubten Chodron
   2 Swami Vivekananda
   2 Swami Krishnananda
   2 Sri Ramana Maharshi
   2 Ralph Waldo Emerson
   2 Henry David Thoreau
   2 Genpo Roshi
   2 Edgar Allan Poe


  262 Record of Yoga
   36 Lovecraft - Poems
   33 Letters On Yoga IV
   27 Agenda Vol 01
   20 City of God
   19 On Thoughts And Aphorisms
   17 The Synthesis Of Yoga
   16 Prayers And Meditations
   16 Agenda Vol 04
   14 Whitman - Poems
   14 Questions And Answers 1957-1958
   14 Evening Talks With Sri Aurobindo
   13 The Practice of Psycho therapy
   13 Questions And Answers 1953
   13 Letters On Yoga III
   13 Letters On Yoga II
   13 Agenda Vol 08
   13 Agenda Vol 07
   13 Agenda Vol 05
   13 Agenda Vol 03
   12 The Life Divine
   12 Savitri
   12 Questions And Answers 1956
   12 Questions And Answers 1954
   12 Essays In Philosophy And Yoga
   12 Agenda Vol 12
   12 Agenda Vol 09
   11 Questions And Answers 1950-1951
   10 The Perennial Philosophy
   10 Sri Aurobindo or the Adventure of Consciousness
   10 Mysterium Coniunctionis
   10 Agenda Vol 11
   10 Agenda Vol 02
   9 The Future of Man
   9 Liber ABA
   9 Collected Poems
   8 The Confessions of Saint Augustine
   8 Some Answers From The Mother
   8 Metamorphoses
   8 Letters On Yoga I
   8 Agenda Vol 13
   8 Agenda Vol 06
   7 Words Of Long Ago
   7 The Human Cycle
   7 Preparing for the Miraculous
   6 Words Of The Mother II
   6 The Ladder of Divine Ascent
   6 The Golden Bough
   6 Questions And Answers 1929-1931
   6 On the Way to Supermanhood
   6 Essays On The Gita
   6 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03
   6 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01
   6 Agenda Vol 10
   6 5.1.01 - Ilion
   5 The Phenomenon of Man
   5 The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious
   5 Plotinus - Complete Works Vol 02
   5 Maps of Meaning
   5 Essays Divine And Human
   5 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 07
   5 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 05
   5 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 04
   4 Twilight of the Idols
   4 Thus Spoke Zarathustra
   4 The Mother With Letters On The Mother
   4 The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna
   4 Shelley - Poems
   4 Liber Null
   4 A Treatise on Cosmic Fire
   3 Wordsworth - Poems
   3 Vedic and Philological Studies
   3 Twelve Years With Sri Aurobindo
   3 The Secret Doctrine
   3 The Divine Comedy
   3 Talks
   3 Schiller - Poems
   3 Rilke - Poems
   3 Questions And Answers 1955
   3 Plotinus - Complete Works Vol 01
   3 On Education
   3 Of The Nature Of Things
   3 Magick Without Tears
   3 Letters On Poetry And Art
   3 Let Me Explain
   3 Keats - Poems
   3 Isha Upanishad
   3 Hymns to the Mystic Fire
   3 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02
   2 Walden
   2 The Study and Practice of Yoga
   2 The Secret Of The Veda
   2 The Problems of Philosophy
   2 The Practice of Magical Evocation
   2 The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
   2 Plotinus - Complete Works Vol 03
   2 Hymn of the Universe
   2 How to Free Your Mind - Tara the Liberator
   2 Emerson - Poems
   2 Aion
   2 Advanced Dungeons and Dragons 2E


000 - Humans in Universe, #Synergetics - Explorations in the Geometry of Thinking, #R Buckminster Fuller, #Science
  thousand times more effective in its resistance to compression than to tension.
  000.115 Throughout the three million known years of the Stone Age humans
  --
  cohering resistance. Gravity pushed humanity's stone structures inward toward the
  Earth's center. Humans had to build their structures on bedrock "shoes" to prevent

0.01 - Introduction, #Agenda Vol 1, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  Where, then, was 'the Mother of the Ashram' in all this? What is even 'the Ashram,' if not a spiritual museum of the resistances to Something Else. They were always - and still today - reciting their catechism beneath a little flag: they are the owners of the new truth. But the new truth is laughing in their faces and leaving them high and dry at the edge of their little stagnant pond. They are under the illusion that Mother and Sri Aurobindo, twenty-seven or four years after their respective departures, could keep on repeating themselves - but then they would not be Mother and
  Sri Aurobindo! They would be fossils. The truth is always on the move. It is with those who dare, who have courage, and above all the courage to shatter all the effigies, to de-mystify, and to go

0.02 - Letters to a Sadhak, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  Break this resistance which fills me with anguish.
  Why, why this night?”5

0.03 - Letters to My little smile, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  yet concealing in itself the stream of life. Because of the resistance
  of matter, this stream of life is freed only with difficulty and can
  --
  insistence, the resistance of matter lessens and the life-forces are
  freed. This image applies to almost everyone, but in this case

0.03 - The Threefold Life, #The Synthesis Of Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Its higher manifestations, even the most splendid and puissant, either merely increase the number of souls drawn out of social life and so impoverish it or disturb the society for a while by a momentary elevation. The truth is that neither the mental effort nor the spiritual impulse can suffice, divorced from each other, to overcome the immense resistance of material Nature.
  She demands their alliance in a complete effort before she will suffer a complete change in humanity. But, usually, these two great agents are unwilling to make to each other the necessary concessions.
  The mental life concentrates on the aesthetic, the ethical and the intellectual activities. Essential mentality is idealistic and a seeker after perfection. The subtle self, the brilliant Atman,1 is ever a dreamer. A dream of perfect beauty, perfect conduct, perfect Truth, whether seeking new forms of the Eternal or revitalising the old, is the very soul of pure mentality. But it knows not how to deal with the resistance of Matter. There it is hampered and inefficient, works by bungling experiments and has either to withdraw from the struggle or submit to the grey actuality. Or else, by studying the material life and accepting the conditions of the contest, it may succeed, but only in imposing temporarily some artificial system which infinite Nature either rends and casts aside or disfigures out of recognition or by withdrawing her assent leaves as the corpse of a dead ideal. Few and far between have been those realisations of the dreamer in Man which the world has gladly accepted, looks back to with a fond memory and seeks, in its elements, to cherish.
  1 Who dwells in Dream, the inly conscious, the enjoyer of abstractions, the Brilliant.
  --
  Mind finds fully its force and action only when it casts itself upon life and accepts equally its possibilities and its resistances as the means of a greater self-perfection. In the struggle with the difficulties of the material world the ethical development of the individual is firmly shaped and the great schools of conduct are formed; by contact with the facts of life Art attains to vitality, Thought assures its abstractions, the generalisations of the philosopher base themselves on a stable foundation of science and experience.
  This mixing with life may, however, be pursued for the sake of the individual mind and with an entire indifference to the forms of the material existence or the uplifting of the race. This indifference is seen at its highest in the Epicurean discipline and is not entirely absent from the Stoic; and even altruism does the works of compassion more often for its own sake than for the sake of the world it helps. But this too is a limited fulfilment. The progressive mind is seen at its noblest when it strives to elevate the whole race to its own level whether by sowing broadcast the image of its own thought and fulfilment or by changing the material life of the race into fresh forms, religious, intellectual, social or political, intended to represent more nearly that ideal of truth, beauty, justice, righteousness with which the man's own soul is illumined. Failure in such a field matters little; for the mere attempt is dynamic and creative. The struggle of Mind to elevate life is the promise and condition of the conquest of life by that which is higher even than Mind.
  --
  But if it is often difficult for the mental life to accommodate itself to the dully resistant material activity, how much more difficult must it seem for the spiritual existence to live on in a world that appears full not of the Truth but of every lie and illusion, not of Love and Beauty but of an encompassing discord and ugliness, not of the Law of Truth but of victorious selfishness and sin? Therefore the spiritual life tends easily in the saint and Sannyasin to withdraw from the material existence and reject it either wholly and physically or in the spirit. It sees this world as the kingdom of evil or of ignorance and the eternal and divine either in a far-off heaven or beyond where there is no world and no life. It separates itself inwardly, if not also physically, from the world's impurities; it asserts the spiritual reality in a spotless isolation. This withdrawal renders an invaluable service to the material life itself by forcing it to regard and even to bow down to something that is the direct negation of its own petty ideals, sordid cares and egoistic self-content.
  But the work in the world of so supreme a power as spiritual force cannot be thus limited. The spiritual life also can return upon the material and use it as a means of its own greater fullness. Refusing to be blinded by the dualities, the appearances, it can seek in all appearances whatsoever the vision of the same Lord, the same eternal Truth, Beauty, Love, Delight. The

0.05 - Letters to a Child, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  yourself. I know that it is troublesome to feel this resistance
  in yourself; but persist in your will to overcome it and it will

0.06 - Letters to a Young Sadhak, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  be done will be done despite all possible resistances.
  Is there no means of uniting my will with Yours? Perhaps

0.07 - Letters to a Sadhak, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  Nothing can resist the steady action of love. It melts all resistances and triumphs over all difficulties...
  Love and blessings to my dear child.

01.01 - The One Thing Needful, #The Integral Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
    This is a slow and difficult process; the road is long and it is hard to establish even the necessary basis. The old existing nature resists and obstructs and difficulties rise one after another and repeatedly till they are overcome. It is therefore necessary to be sure that this is the path to which one is called before one finally decides to tread it.

01.04 - The Poetry in the Making, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   I said that the supreme artist is superconscious: his consciousness withdraws from the normal mental consciousness and becomes awake and alive in another order of consciousness. To that superior consciousness the artist's mentalityhis ideas and dispositions, his judgments and valuations and acquisitions, in other words, his normal psychological make-upserves as a channel, an instrument, a medium for transcription. Now, there are two stages, or rather two lines of activity in the processus, for they may be overlapping and practically simultaneous. First, there is the withdrawal and the in-gathering of consciousness and then its reappearance into expression. The consciousness retires into a secret or subtle worldWords-worth's "recollected in tranquillity"and comes back with the riches gathered or transmuted there. But the purity of the gold thus garnered and stalled in the artistry of words and sounds or lines and colours depends altogether upon the purity of the channel through which it has to pass. The mental vehicle receives and records and it can do so to perfection if it is perfectly in tune with what it has to receive and record; otherwise the transcription becomes mixed and blurred, a faint or confused echo, a poor show. The supreme creators are precisely those in whom the receptacle, the instrumental faculties offer the least resistance and record with absolute fidelity the experiences of the over or inner consciousness. In Shakespeare, in Homer, in Valmiki the inflatus of the secret consciousness, the inspiration, as it is usually termed, bears down, sweeps away all obscurity or contrariety in the recording mentality, suffuses it with its own glow and puissance, indeed resolves it into its own substance, as it were. And the difference between the two, the secret norm and the recording form, determines the scale of the artist's creative value. It happens often that the obstruction of a too critically observant and self-conscious brain-mind successfully blocks up the flow of something supremely beautiful that wanted to come down and waited for an opportunity.
   Artists themselves, almost invariably, speak of their inspiration: they look upon themselves more or less as mere instruments of something or some Power that is beyond them, beyond their normal consciousness attached to the brain-mind, that controls them and which they cannot control. This perception has been given shape in myths and legends. Goddess Saraswati or the Muses are, however, for them not a mere metaphor but concrete realities. To what extent a poet may feel himself to be a mere passive, almost inanimate, instrumentnothing more than a mirror or a sensitive photographic plateis illustrated in the famous case of Coleridge. His Kubla Khan, as is well known, he heard in sleep and it was a long poem very distinctly recited to him, but when he woke up and wanted to write it down he could remember only the opening lines, the rest having gone completely out of his memory; in other words, the poem was ready-composed somewhere else, but the transmitting or recording instrument was faulty and failed him. Indeed, it is a common experience to hear in sleep verses or musical tunes and what seem then to be very beautiful things, but which leave no trace on the brain and are not recalled in memory.

01.04 - The Secret Knowledge, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  And beauty conquer the resisting world,
  The Truth-Light capture Nature by surprise,

01.05 - The Yoga of the King - The Yoga of the Spirits Freedom and Greatness, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
    As one resisting more the more she loves,
    Her great possessions and her power and lore

0.10 - Letters to a Young Captain, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  This uncertainty and these departures are due to the lower nature, which resists the influence of the yogic power and tries to
  slow down the divine action, not out of ill-will but in order to
  --
  is the resistance in the human consciousness to the New Force.
  When the resistance is less, everything takes place harmoniously.
  (2) And is the converse always valid: if there is a war or

01.11 - The Basis of Unity, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   In India the spirit of renascence came very late, late almost by three centuries; and even then it could not flood the whole of the continent in all its nooks and corners, psychological and physical. There were any number of pockets (to use a current military phrase) left behind which guarded the spirit of the past and offered persistent and obdurate resistance. Perhaps, such a dispensation was needed in India and inevitable also; inevitable, because the religious spirit is closest to India's soul and is its most direct expression and cannot be uprooted so easily; needed, because India's and the world's future demands it and depends upon it.
   Only, the religious spirit has to be bathed and purified and enlightened by the spirit of the renascence: that is to say, one must learn and understand and realize that Spirit is the thing the one thing needfulTamevaikam jnatha; 'religions' are its names and forms, appliances and decorations. Let us have by all means the religious spirit, the fundamental experience that is the inmost truth of all religions, that is the matter of our soul; but in our mind and life and body let there be a luminous catholicity, let these organs and instruments be trained to see and compare and appreciate the variety, the numberless facets which the one Spirit naturally presents to the human consciousness. Ekam sat viprh bahudh vadanti. It is an ancient truth that man discovered even in his earliest seekings; but it still awaits an adequate expression and application in life.

0.11 - Letters to a Sadhak, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  or resists, throw it into the flame of Agni, which is the fire of
  aspiration.

0.14 - Letters to a Sadhak, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  plastic enough and offers resistance; this is why the number of
  incomprehensible disorders and even diseases is increasing and
  --
  shatter all resistance, however powerful it may be.
  18 December 1971

02.04 - The Kingdoms of the Little Life, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  All Nature's longing drive none can resist,
  Comes surging through the blood and quickened sense;

02.06 - The Kingdoms and Godheads of the Greater Life, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Immured, oppressed by the resisting Void
  Where nothing moves and nothing can become,

02.07 - The Descent into Night, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
    None dared resist or speak a noble word.
    Armed with the aegis of tyrannic Power,
  --
    Whose deathlike poise resisting light and truth
    Made living a bleak gap in nullity.

02.11 - New World-Conditions, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   It is a trite saying that one must change with the changing times. But how many can really do so or know even how to do so? In politics, as in life generally (politics is a part of life, the "precipitated" part, one may say in chemical language), the principle is well-known, though often in a pejorative sense, as policy or tactics. Anyhow the policy pays: for it is one of the main lines, if not the main line of action along which lies success in the practical field. And precisely he who cannot change, who does not see the necessity of change, although conditions and circumstances have changed, is known as the ideologist, the doctrinaire, the fanatic. The no-changer does not change with the times: for, according to him, that is the nature of the weather-cock, the time-server. On the contrary, he seeks to impose his ideas (sometimes called ideals), notions, prejudgments and even prejudices upon time and circumstance. Such an endeavour, on most occasions, can have only a modicum of success; and a blind insistence may even lead to disaster. It may not be difficult to modify some surface movements of the oceanic surge of life, but to control and comm and it is quite a different proposition. This, however, is not to say that opportunism, slavery to circumstances should be the order of the day. Not at all. One is not asked to sacrifice the bed-rock truth and principle and run after the fleeting mode, the momentary need, the passing interest, to follow always the comfortable line of least resistance. But one has to distinguish. There are things of local and transient utility and there are things of abiding value brought up by deeper world-currents in the conditions and circumstances that face us. When such great occasionsgolden opportunities they are calledcome, they come with their own norms, and then it is foolish to force upon them the narrow strait-jacket forms fabricated by our old habits and preconceived notions.
   We talk even today of British Imperialism, of the Shylock nature of the white coloniser and exploiter

03.01 - The Malady of the Century, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   The Eternal Enemy appeared and spread out before our enchanted eyes the panorama of earth's riches and glories, not merely riches of comfort and pleasure and well-being, but glories of power and knowledge; we could not resist this time; we hurled ourselves headlong into the valley of temptation, delivering, as the price of the bargain, our soul. Indeed, we are masters of many fields, our knowledge and power extend over an immense variety of regions, uncharted till now. Even like Vishnu the Dwarf, our consciousness has covered with its three strides the entire creation, barring that domain alone where the soul resides.
   Our mind, our life and our body have become today far more conscious and consciously powerfuleach has found itself and is big with its own proper value. But what was familiarly known as the mind of the mind, the life of the life, the body of the body has vanished and all it meant. The pith has been taken out, We are now playing with the empty stalk; the secret thread on which the pearls of life-movements were strung has been removed and they lie about scattered and disjointed. We have enriched our possessions, we have made ourselves more complex and multiple in our becoming: the telescope and the microscope in the physical world, and a subtler sense in the mind also, have extended the superficies of our consciousness. But with all that and in our haste to be busy about too many things, we have forgotten and left out of account the one thing needful.

03.03 - The House of the Spirit and the New Creation, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  He felt the stark resistance huge and dumb
  Of our inconscient and unseeing base,

03.04 - The Vision and the Boon, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  His prayer sank down in the resisting Night
  Oppressed by the thousand forces that deny,

03.05 - The World is One, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   We say not only that India is one and indivisible (and for that matter, Bengal too is one and indivisible, since we have to repeat axiomatic truths that have fallen on evil days and on evil tongues) but that also the whole world is one and indivisible. They who seek to drive in a wedge anywhere, who are busy laying some kind of cordon sanitaire across countries and nations or cultures and civilisations, in the name of a bigoted ideology, are, to say the least, doing a disservice to humanity, indeed they are inviting a disaster and catastrophe to the world and equally to themselves. For that is an attempt to stem the high tide of Nature's swell towards a global unity that shall brook no resistance.
   The distinctions and differences that held good in other times and climes can have no sense or value in the world of today. Race or religion can divide man no longer; even nationhood has lost much of its original force and meaning. It is strangeperhaps it is inevitable in the secret process of Nature's working that when everything in conditions and circumstances obviously demands and points to an obliteration of all frontiers of division and separationeconomically and politically tooand all drives towards a closer co-operation and intermingling, it is precisely then that the contrary spirit and impulse raises its head and seems even to gather added strength and violence. The fact may have two explanations. First of all, it may mean a defence gesture in Nature, that is to say, certain forces or formations have a permanent place in Nature's economy and when they apprehend that they are being ousted and neglected, when there is a one-pointed drive for their exclusion, naturally they surge up and demand recognition with a vengeance: for things forgotten or left aside that form indissolubly part of Nature's fabric and pattern, one has to retrace one's steps in order to pick them up again. But also the phenomenon may mean a simple case of atavism: for we must know that there are certain old-world aboriginal habits and movements that have to go and have no place in the higher scheme of Nature and these too come up off and on, especially when the demand is there for their final liquidation. They have to be recognised as such and treated as such. Radical and religious (including ideological) egoisms seem to us to belong to this category.

04.01 - The Birth and Childhood of the Flame, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Although our human stuff resists or breaks,
  She keeps her will that hopes to divinise clay;

04.02 - Human Progress, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   In the first age, which is by far the longest period, a period of slow and difficult preparation, man had his first lessons in a conscious and victorious dealing with Nature. The day when he first started chipping a stone was a red-letter day for him; for, by that very gesture be began shredding his purely animal vesture. And when he not only chipped but succeeded in grinding and polishing a piece of stone, he moved up one step further and acquired definitely his humanity. Again, ages afterwards when his hand could wield and manipulate as it liked not only a stone but a metal, his skill and dexterity showed a development unique in its kind, establishing and fixing man's manhood as a new emergent factor. In this phase also there was a first period of training and experiment, the period of craftsmanship in bronze; with the age of iron, man's arms and fingers attained a special deftness and a conscious control directed from a cranium centre which has become by now a model of rich growth and complex structure and marvellous organisation. The impetus towards more and more efficiency in the making and handling of tools has not ceased: the craftsmanship in iron soon led to the discovery of steel and steel industry. The temper and structure of steel are symbolic and symptomatic of the temper and structure of the brain that commands the weaponstrong, supple, resistant, resilient, capable of fineness and sharpness and trenchancy to an extraordinary degree.
   This growing fineness and efficiency of the tool has served naturally to develop and enrich man's external possession and dominion. But this increasing power and dominion over Nature is not the most important consequence involved; it is only indicative of still greater values, something momentous, something subjective, pregnant with far-reaching possibilities. For the physical change is nothing compared with the psychological change, the change in the consciousness. In taking up his tool to chip a stone man has started hewing out and moulding entire Nature: he has become endowed with the sense of independence and agency. An animal is a part and parcel of Nature, has no life and movement apart from the life and movement of Natureeven like Wordsworth's child of Nature

04.05 - The Immortal Nation, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   It is about the life-span of peoples. The life-span of peoples is not uniform: it differs with different peoples and differs considerably. The Spanish or Portuguese hegemony in modern Europe was after all rather briefa matter of one century or twoin comparison with the lease enjoyed by Rome or Greece. Indeed it might seem that the older the nation the longer it lived. Take, for example, the oldest nation recognized as such in history, Egypt; her life-span is to be measured not by centuries but by millenniums. The Hellenic civilisation that succeeded the Egyptian did not last as long and yet it lasted more than its own successor, the Roman, did. How was it then the more ancient people resisted more successfully the forces of decline and disintegration? What was it that made the later and younger nations less successful in the battle of life?
   Another fact. The Asiatic peoples or nations endured generally longer than their European brethren. I have spoken of India and China, I may now refer to Persia, the old Persia that has a glorious story to tell for more than a thousand years (from Cyrus to the last of the Sassanides) ending or suffering a sea-change with the advent of the Arabs. The Arabs themselves and also the Hebrews were likewise long-lived peoples, although both of them have this especial characteristic that theirs is not a land-locked civilisation, that is to say, they were not peoples wedded to their own land, a mother-country of their own, theirs was a peripatetic genius which went abroad and sought to make their own or make themselves over to and enter into other countries and other cultures. Perhaps this is their way of securing a long life.

04.06 - To Be or Not to Be, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   This is a way of cutting the Gordian knot. But the problem is not so simple as the moralist would have it. resist not evil: if it is made an absolute rule, would not the whole world be filled with evil? Evil grows much faster than good. By not resisting evil one risks to perpetuate the very thing that one fears; it deprives the good of its chance to approach or get a foothold. That is why the Divine Teacher declares in the Gita that God comes down upon earth, assuming a human body,2to protect the good and slay the wicked,3 slay not metaphorically but actually and materially, as he did on the field of the Kurus.
   It is a complex problem and the solution too is complex. The GitaHinduism generallydoes not posit a universal dharma, but a hierarchy of dharmas. Men have different natures; so their duties, their functions and activities, their paths of growth and development must naturally be different. A rigid rule does not fit in with the facts of life, and the more absolute it is, the less efficacy it possesses as a living reality. Therefore in the Indian social scheme, there is one dharma for the Brahmin and another for the Kshatriya, a third for the Vaishya and a fourth for the Shudra.
   The Brahmin is he who represents in his nature and character the principle and movement of knowledge, of comprehension and inclusion, of peace and harmonyall the qualities that are termed sttwic. A Brahmin does not fight, the very build of his consciousness prevents him from wounding and hurting; he has no enemy; even if he is attacked or killed, he does not raise his arm to protect himself (although Ramakrishna would prescribe even for him a modified or mollified mode of resisting the evil, hissing at least if not biting). The Biblical injunction, we know, is to present the other cheek too to the smiter. This is for those who follow the Brahminical discipline. But a Kshatriya, who in his nature and consciousness is a warrior, has another dharma; he is the armed guard of knowledge and truth, he is strength and force. He has to resist the evil in the name of the Lord, he has to raise his arm to strike. He is the instrument of Rudra and Mahakali. Does not the mighty goddess declare I draw the bow for Rudra, I hurl the arrow to slay the hater of the truth?4 If the Kshatriya does not follow his own dharma, but seeks to imitate the Brahmin, he brings about a confusion liable to disintegrate the society, he is then un-Aryan, inglorious, unworthy of heaven, deserving all the epithets which Sri Krishna heaped upon the dejected, depressed and confused Arjuna. So long as the world is held by brute force, so long as there is the sway of evil power over the material earth and the physical body, there will be the need to resist it physically: if I do not do it, other instruments will be found. I may say like Arjuna, overwhelmed with pity and grief, I shall not fight, but God and the cosmic deities may refuse my refusal and compel me to do what in my ignorance and wrong headedness I would not like to do.
   Rig Veda, IX. 126

05.02 - Gods Labour, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   It is a long dredging process, tedious and arduous, requiring the utmost patience and perseverance, even to the absolute degree. For Inconscience, in essence, although a contingent reality, local and temporal, and therefore transient, is nonetheless the hardest, most obdurate and resistant reality: it lies thick and heavy upon the human vehicle. It is massed layer upon layer. Its first formation in the higher altitudes of the mind is perhaps like a thin fluid deposit; it begins as anindividualised separative consciousness stressing more and more its exclusiveness. Through the lower ranges of the mind and the vitality it crystallises and condenses gradually; in the worlds of thinking and feeling, enjoying and dynamic activity, it has still a malleable and mixed consistency, but when it reaches and possesses the physical being, it becomes the impervious solid obscurity that Matter presents.
   The root of the Cosmic Evil is in Matter. From there it shoots up and overshadows the upper layers of our being and consciousness. Even if the mind is cleaned, the vital cleared, still if the physical consciousness is not sufficiently probed into, purified and reclaimed, then nothing permanent is done, one would build upon sand. All efforts, spiritual or other, at the regeneration and reformation of mankind and a good many individual endeavours too have come to a sorry end, because the foundation was not laid sufficiently deep and secure. One must dig into Matter as far down as possiblelike Rishi Agastya in the Vedaeven to the other end. For there is another mystery there, perhaps the Mystery of mysteries. The deeper you go down into Matter, as you clear up the jungle and bring in the higher light, you discover and unlock strange and mighty energies of consciousness secreted there, even like the uranium pile in the atomic world. It is revealed to you that Inconscience is not total absence of consciousness, it is simply consciousness asleep, in-gathered, entranced. And this nether consciousness is, after all, one with the supreme Consciousness. It is itself the best weapon to bring about its own transformation. Not only the higher self, but the lower self too must be salvaged and saved by its own selftman tmnam uddharet.

05.03 - Of Desire and Atonement, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   He is the hero who resists the temptation to let himself slip, even for a moment, even to the extent of a hair's breadth.
   The only atonement for a wrong thing done is to do the right thing on the next occasion.

05.29 - Vengeance is Mine, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   One who seeks to live in God's consciousness cannot take the law into his own hands; he must leave it all to God. When he takes up the self-appointed task of remedying the situation, " resisting evil" as Christ termed it, he invites resistance from the other side which takes up its own counter-measures. The principle of revancheor vendetta, practised by nations and families, has not been a success, as history has amply proved. It is a seesaw movement, a vicious circle without issue. Not only so, the movement gathers momentum and increases in violence and confusion the farther it proceeds on its career. That is why Christ uttered his warning: and Buddha too declared that enmity cannot be appeased by enmity, it can be appeased only by the want of enmity. The truth is true not only in respect of two enemy forces of the same quality and on the same plane, but also with regard to the antagonism between higher and lower forces, between Good and Evil.
   Do we then propose taking it all lying down, it may be asked? Is martyrdom then our ideal? Not so, for we do not believe that evil forces can be appeased or conquered or transformed by yielding to them, letting them free to have their own way. Otherwise Krishna would not have enjoined and inspired (almost incited) Arjuna to enter on a bloody battle. Still forces, whether good or bad, are conquered or quelled or transformed truly and permanently by forces that belong not to the same level of being or consciousness, but to a higher one. Instead of working in a parallelogram of forces, we must take recourse, as it were, to a pyramid of forces. We know of the ideal of soul-force standing against and seeking to persuade or peacefully subdue brute force. It is not an impossibility; only we must be able really to get to the true soul and not a semblance or substitute of it. The true soul is .man's spiritual or divine being the consciousness in which man is one in substance and nature with God. It is not a mere thought formation, a mental and moral ideal. The only force that can succeed against a lower or undivine force is God's own force and the success can be complete and absolute by the calling in or intervention of God's force in its highest status. Anything less than that will be no more than a temporary lull or adjustment.

06.02 - The Way of Fate and the Problem of Pain, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  A dead resistance in the mortal's heart,
  His slow inertia as of living stone.
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  Fate's deaf resistance cannot break his will.
  In the dreadful passages, the fatal paths,

06.03 - Types of Meditation, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   The last process gives us the clue to the fourth type of meditation the type, in fact, which is recommended for us, both because it is the easiestfollowing as it does the line of least resistance, also because it gives the fullness of the result demanded. Instead of trying to manipulate the mental force with one's personal will and effort, instead of seeking to control and comm and the consciousness, the best thing to do would be to remain quiet as far as it is normally possible for one without struggle and then turn the gaze to the other side, deep inward or high upward, become more conscious of the light, the Will that brought you to this Path, to be alive with the secret delight, the flaming aspiration that is there within you behind all the turbid turmoil of the surface life and consciousness. This Presence and Guidance will of itself place before you the elements and movements that are to be rejected and those that are to be accepted and given your sincere assent those that help you in doing the necessary gesture. Indeed, if you do not resist too much, it will throw out what is to be thrown out and bring in what is to be brought in. That is how the instrument will be cleansed and refined. Silence will be put in, for that is the basis; but not silence alone, for it will be unified with a new dynamism expressing the Divine's Willpersonal choice there will be none, neither for absolute quietude nor for mere activity.
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06.36 - The Mother on Herself, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   You will say if the truth I bring is supreme and omnipotent, why does it not compel the world to accept it, why can it not break the world's resistance, force man to accept the good it refuses? But that is not the way in which the world was created nor the manner in which it moves and develops. The origin of creation is freedom: it is a free choice in the consciousness that has projected itself as the objective world. This freedom is the very character of its fundamental nature. If the world denies its supreme truth, its highest good, it does so in the delight of its free choice; and if it is to turn back and recognise that truth and that good, it must do so in the same delight of free choice. If the erring world was ordered to turn right and immediately did so, if things were done in a trice, through miracles, there would be then no point in creating a world. Creation means a play of growth: it is a journey, a movement in time and space through graded steps and stages. It is a movement awayaway from its source and a movement towards: that is the principle or plan on which it stands. In this plan there is no compulsion on any of the elements composing the world to forswear its natural movement, to obey to a dictate from outside: such compulsion would break the rhythm of creation.
   And yet there is a compulsion. It is the secret pressure of one's own nature that drives it forward through all vicissitudes back again to its original source. When it is said that the Divine Grace can and should do all, it means nothing more and nothing less than that: the Divine Grace only accelerates the process of return and recognition. But on the side of the journeying element, the soul, there must be awakened a conscious collaboration, an initial consent and a constantly renewed adhesion. It is this that brings out, at least helps to establish outside on the physical level, the force that is already and has always been at work within and on the subtler and higher levels. That is the pattern of the play, the system of conditions under which the game is carried out. The Grace works and incarnates in and through a body of willing and conscious collaborators; these become themselves part and parcel of the Force that works.

07.04 - The Triple Soul-Forces, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  But the great obstinate world resists my Word,
  And the crookedness and evil in man's heart

07.07 - Freedom and Destiny, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   This addition comes from the aspiration for the supreme consciousness. There is nothing to wonder at the phenomenon. There is an aspiration acting in the world, moving with a certain end in view; the purpose is to bring back the fallen and obscured consciousness to its original and normal state of the divine consciousness. Each time that this aspiring consciousness meets an obstacle in its working, a new resistance to conquer or to transform, it calls for a new Force. And this new Force is a kind of new creation. In the human being, too, there are different domains in obedience to a law of correspondence; in each there is for him a different destiny and each is absolute in its line. But there is also in him, through his aspiration, a capacity to enter into relation with a domain higher than where he happens to be and bring down an action of this higher domain into the lower determinism. So we can say that there is a horizontal determinism in each domain, absolute in its normal working; but there is also a vertical intervention from other higher domains or even from the highest and then the lower determinism is changed completely. Thus every human being is at once a sum of various determinisms, absolute in their way, and there is also an absolute liberty that can intervene by bringing down other forces into the apparently rigid frame of destiny of the lower worlds and alter it. That is how things in the world give the impression of the unforeseen, the incalculable, the miraculous.
   You may call this intervention Grace; for without the Divine Grace this could not happen. There is a consciousness and a vision of things where all are brought back to this single source; Grace only exists, nothing else is there. That does everything. But as you have not risen to that summit, not have had that extreme realisation, you have to take into account your own person, your personal aspiration, the thing that calls for the Grace and to which the Grace responds. The two are needed here. Both are ultimately ways of viewing the same truth. The mind, however, finds it difficult to conceive both in a simultaneous movement. The rigid distinctions it makes take away much from the supple and subtle and integral truth of a total experience.

07.24 - Meditation and Meditation, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Meditation will come to you as much as is necessary for you. When it comes it seizes you; then you should not resist. You sit down and go within yourself, withdraw yourself inside and you make the needed inner advance. When that is done you come out and start again with your work. But above all, do not be vain. People who believe they are exceptional creatures and have more merit, put a bar to all their progress. I must insist on the need of humility. People have often spoken much about it but without understanding it very well. Be humble, but in the right way. If you could but root out this weed that is vanity! How difficult it is, yes, how difficult! You cannot do a single good thing, make the slightest progress, without being puffed up secretly somewhere, cherishing a hidden self-satisfaction! You have to deal hammer blows to break that hard core of egoism. You have to work all your life to destroy this poisonous herb. You think you have done it and you are so satisfied with the idea of having done it at last.
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08.20 - Are Not The Ascetic Means Helpful At Times?, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 04, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   When there is an answering vibration in us to the vibration outside, it means that the vibration is already there within, otherwise no outside vibration can enter or make an impression. The explanation of a panica general fear entering into each and every one of a crowdlies there. A panic, however, can be stopped, if there are one or two who can resist, who are not touched, who are outside the vibrations. Such individuals can save the situation and prevent the stampede. The thing has happened often. A movement, a vibration, a force is contagious, because the ground of contagion is already there.
   Why does not the effort towards progress come always spontaneously, especially for us who are here in the Ashram?

08.34 - To Melt into the Divine, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 04, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   You have to go a long way before you can think of merging your ego, your self in the Divine. First of all, you cannot merge your ego or your self until you are a completely individualised being. And do you know what does that mean'to be completely individualised'? It means one capable of resisting all external influences. The other day I received a letter from someone who says that he hesitates to read books; for he has a very strong tendency to identify himself with what he reads; if he reads a novel or a drama he becomes the character pictured and is possessed by the feelings and thoughts and movements of the character. There are many like that. If they read something, while they read they are completely moved by the ideas and impulsions and even ideals they read about and are totally absorbed in them and become them, without their knowing it even. That is because ninety-nine per cent of their nature is made of butter as it were: if you press your finger it leaves a mark. That is the ordinary man's character. One takes in, as one comes across it, a thought experienced by another, a phrase read in a book, a thing observed or an incident the eyes fall upon, a will or wish of a neighbour, all that enters pell-mell intermixed enters and goes out, others come inlike electric currents. And one does not notice it. There is a conflict, a clash among these various movements, each trying to get the upper hand. Thus the person is tossed to and fro like a piece of cork upon the waves in the sea.
   Instead of this unformed and unconscious mass, one has to become conscious, cohesive, individualised, that which exists by itself and in itself, independently of its surroundings, that which can hear, read, see anything and will not change because of that. It receives from outside only what it wishes to receive. It rejects automatically what does not agree with its purpose: nothing can leave any impression upon it, unless it wishes to have the impress. It is thus that one begins to be individualised. And when one is an individual, then only can one make a gift of it, for unless you possess a thing you cannot give it; when you have nothing or are nothing you can give nothing. So in order that the separate ego may disappear, one must be able to give oneself wholly, totally without restrictions. And to be able to give, one must exist and to exist one must be an individual. If your body were not rigid as it is the body is indeed terribly rigidif it were not something quite fixed and if you had not this solid skin around the skeleton, if you were the exact expression of what you are vitally and mentally, it would be worse than the gelatinous jelly fish. All would enter and melt into one another, what a chaos and confusion would it be! That is why a rigid form is given at the outset. And you complain: the physical is so fixed, it lacks plasticity, supplenessit lacks the fluidity that enables one to melt into the Divine! But it was a necessity. For if you were out of your body and entered into the regions behind the vital,you would see how things stand there: things get mixed, separated, intertwined, all kinds of vibrations, currents, forces that come and go, struggle and fight, seize each other, absorb each other, repulse each other! Very difficult to find a personality in all that. It is only forces, movements, impulsions, desires. Not that there are not individualities and personalities there too! But they are Powers. They who have individualised themselves in such a world are either heroes or demons!

10.01 - A Dream, #Writings In Bengali and Sanskrit, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Again he placed his palm on Harimohons head. As soon as he felt the touch, Harimohon saw no longer the dwelling of Tinkari Sheel. On the beautiful, solitary and breezy summit of a hill an ascetic was seated, absorbed in meditation, with a huge tiger lying prone at his feet like a sentinel. Seeing the tiger Harimohons own feet would not proceed any further. But the boy forcibly dragged him near to the ascetic. Incapable of resisting the boys pull Harimohon had to go. The boy said, Look, Harimohon. Harimohon saw, stretched out in front of his eyes, the ascetics mind like a diary on every page of which the name of Sri Krishna was inscribed a thousand times. Beyond the gates of the Formless Samadhi the ascetic was playing with Sri Krishna in the sunlight.
  Harimohon saw again that the ascetic had been starving for many days, and for the last two his body had experienced extreme suffering because of hunger and thirst. Reproachingly Harimohon asked, Whats this, Keshta? Babaji loves you so much and still he has to suffer from hunger and thirst? Have you no common sense? Who shall feed him in this lonely forest home of tigers? The boy answered, I will feed him. But look here for another bit of fun. Harimohon saw the tiger go straight to an ant-hill which was close by and break it with a single stroke of the paw. Hundreds of ants scurried out and began stinging the ascetic angrily. The ascetic remained plunged in meditation, undisturbed, unmoved. Then the boy sweetly breathed in his ears, Beloved! The ascetic opened his eyes. At first he felt no pain from the stings; the all-enchanting flute-call which the whole world longs for, was still ringing in his earsas it had once rung in Radhas ears at Vrindavan. At last, the innumerable repeated stings made him conscious of his body. But he did not stir. Astonished, he began muttering to himself, How strange! I have never known such things! Obviously it is Sri Krishna who is playing with me. In the guise of these insignificant ants he is stinging me. Harimohon saw that the burning sensation no longer reached the ascetics mind. Rather every sting produced in him an intense ecstasy all over his body, and, drunk with that ecstasy, he began to dance, clapping his hands and singing the praise of Sri Krishna. The ants dropped down from his body and fled.

10.01 - Cycles of Creation, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 04, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   At the present time the human consciousness in general has been so prepared and its dwelling and playfield the earth consciousness made ready to such a degree that it has been possible for the still secreted higher perfection to enter into the arena. The evolution, the growth has been a gradual expression and revelation of the light, the consciousness in a higher and higher degree of purity and potency through an encasement hard and resistant at first but gradually yielding to the impact of the higher status and even transforming itself so as to become its instrument and embodiment. We speak of the present situation, we are concerned with man and what he is to grow into or bring out of himself. Here also there seem to be stages or cycles of creation leading to the final achievement. The whole burden of the present endeavour is how to transcend, transform or modify the animalhood which is the basis of humanity even now and in and through which man is growing and seeking to manifest and incarnate his superior potencies. Man's supramental destiny means that he totally outgrows the animal, outgrows even his manhood in so far as it is merely human; for he has to incorporate the principle of the supramental which wholly transcends the mental.
   The first step in this momentous movement has been taken, the first act achieved, for the supramental is now here established in the earth's atmosphere and is already percolating into general human consciousness. It is no longer a far-off object residing away in its own home, its higher transcendent status, but a concrete reality as something like earth's own. It is at work in this material envelope, this animal encasing of humanity and is vigorously transforming, demolishing and building, preparing the new structure.

10.03 - The Debate of Love and Death, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  But Savitri replied, "Thy gifts resist.
  Earth cannot flower if lonely I return."

10.04 - The Dream Twilight of the Earthly Real, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  She spoke; Death unconvinced resisted still,
  Although he knew refusing still to know,

1.00a - DIVISION A - THE INTERNAL FIRES OF THE SHEATHS., #A Treatise on Cosmic Fire, #Alice Bailey, #Occultism
  3. Light Rays of pranic aspect, some of which are being now recognised by the modern scientist. They are but aspects of the latent heat of the sun as it approaches the Earth by a particular line of least resistance.
  When the term "channel or ray of approach" is used, it means approach from the centre of solar radiation to the periphery. What is encountered during that approachsuch as planetary bodies, for instancewill be affected by the akashic current, the electrical current, or the pranic current in some way, but all of these currents are only the internal fires of the system when viewed from some other point in universal, though not solar, space. It is, therefore, obvious that this matter of fire is as complex as that of the rays. The internal fires of the solar system become external and radiatory when considered from the standpoint of a planet, while the internal fires of the planet will affect a human being as radiation in exactly the same way as the pranic emanations of his etheric body affect another physical body as radiatory. The point to be grasped in all these [60] aspects is that one and all have to do with matter or substance, and not with mind or Spirit.
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  3. That emanation of the planet which we might term Planetary Prana. It is that which is referred to when one speaks of the health-giving qualities of Mother Nature, and which is back of the cry of the modern physician, when he wisely says "Back to the Earth." It is the fluidic emanation of this prana which acts upon the physical body, though in this case not via the etheric body. It is absorbed [61] through the skin purely and the pores are its line of least resistance.
  c. The Man. At the base of the spine lie hid the fires of the human system, or the internal fires of the Microcosm. The centre is located there, and from it the radiations go forth along the three channels, recognisable in the spine.

1.00c - DIVISION C - THE ETHERIC BODY AND PRANA, #A Treatise on Cosmic Fire, #Alice Bailey, #Occultism
  This is that vital and magnetic fluid which radiates from the sun, and which is transmitted to man's etheric body through the agency of certain deva entities of a very high order, and of a golden hue. It is passed through their bodies and emitted as powerful radiations, which are applied direct through certain plexi in the uppermost part of the etheric body, the head and shoulders, and passed down to the etheric correspondence of the physical organ, the spleen, and from thence forcibly transmitted into the spleen itself. These golden hued pranic entities are in the air above us, and are specially active in such parts of the world as California, in those tropical countries where the air is pure and dry, and the rays of the sun are recognised as being specially beneficial. Relations between man and this group of devas are very close, but fraught as yet with much danger to man. These devas are of a very powerful order, and, along their own line, are further evolved than man himself. Unprotected man lies at their mercy, and in this lack of protection, and man's failure to understand the laws of magnetic resistance, or of solar repulsion comes, for instance, the menace of sunstroke. When the etheric body and its assimilative processes are comprehended scientifically, man will then be immune from dangers due to solar radiation. He will protect himself by the application of the laws governing [91] magnetic repulsion and attraction, and not so much by clothing and shelter. It is largely a question of polarisation. One hint might here be given: When men understand the deva evolution somewhat more correctly and recognise their work along certain lines in connection with the Sun and realise that they represent the feminine pole as they themselves represent the masculine (the fourth Creative Hierarchy being male) [xxxix]39 they will comprehend the mutual relationship, and govern that relationship by law.
  These solar devas take the radiatory rays of the sun which reach from its centre to the periphery along one of the three channels of approach, pass them through their organism and focalise them there. They act almost as a burning glass acts. These rays are then reflected or transmitted to man's etheric body, and caught up by him and again assimilated. When the etheric body is in good order and functioning correctly, enough of this prana is absorbed to keep the form organised. This is the whole object of the etheric body's functioning, and is a point which cannot be sufficiently emphasised. The remainder is cast off in the form of animal radiation, or physical magnetismall terms expressing the same idea. Man therefore repeats on a lesser scale the work of the great solar devas, and in his turn adds his quota of repolarised or remagnetised emanation to the sumtotal of the planetary aura.
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  Hence, when the pranic vehicle is working perfectly in all three groups, human, planetary and solar, the union with latent fire will be accomplished. Here lies [103] the reason for the emphasis laid on the necessity for building pure, refined physical vehicles. The more refined and rarefied the form, the better a receiver of prana will it be, and the less will be the resistance found to the uprising of kundalini at the appointed time. Coarse matter and crude immature physical bodies are a menace to the occultist, and no true seer will be found with a body of a gross quality. The dangers of disruption are too great, and the menace of disintegration by fire too awful. Once in the history of the race (in Lemurian days) this was seen in the destruction of the race and the continents by means of fire. [xlvi]45 The Guides of the race at that time availed Themselves of just this very thing to bring about the finish of an inadequate form. The latent fire of matter (as seen in volcanic display, for instance) and the radiatory fire of the system were combined. Planetary kundalini and solar emanation rushed into conjunction, and the work of destruction was accomplished. The same thing may again be seen, only in matter of the second ether, and the effects therefore will be less severe owing to the rarity of this ether and the comparatively greater refinement of the vehicles.
  We might here note a fact of interest, though of a mystery insoluble as yet to most of us, and that is, that these destructions by fire are part of the tests by fire of an initiation of that one of the Heavenly Men Whose karma is bound up with our earth.

1.00e - DIVISION E - MOTION ON THE PHYSICAL AND ASTRAL PLANES, #A Treatise on Cosmic Fire, #Alice Bailey, #Occultism
  All these three concepts are governed by the Law of Economy, which is the Law of Adaptation in time and space, or the line of least resistance. This line of least resistance is that which is sought for and followed on the matter side of existence. Incidentally, Brahma manifests Will, because He is purpose, and Love because in this solar system Love is the line of least resistance. While this is an occult statement worthy of consideration, yet it must be remembered that He is primarily activity and intelligence with the aim of adaptability, and that this is His main characteristic.
  The Second Logos. The second Logos, Vishnu, the divine Wisdom Ray, the great principle of Buddhi seeking to blend with the principle of Intelligence, is characterised by Love. His motion is that which we might term spiral cyclic. Availing Himself of the rotary motion of all atoms, He adds to that His own form of motion or of spiralling periodical movement, and by circulation along an orbit or spheroidal path (which circles around a central focal point in an ever ascending spiral) two results are brought about:
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  All lesser spheres ranging downward from these major spheres, include all grades of manifestation down to the elemental essence on the arc of involution. [lxvi]64 We need to remember that on the Path of Involution, the action of Brahma is primarily felt, seeking the line of least resistance. On the Path of Evolution the work of the second Logos is felt, beginning at a point in time and space which hides the mystery of the second chain, but finding its point of accelerated vibration or the unification of the two modes of manifestationrotary-spiral-cyclicin the middle part of what we call the third chain. This is after all the blending of the activity of Brahma with the onward progress of Vishnu. We have the correspondence to this in the sumtotal of the effects brought about in the second and third root races.
  The activity of the second Logos is carried on under the cosmic Law of Attraction. The Law of Economy has for one of its branches a subsidiary Law of marked development called the Law of Repulsion. The cosmic Laws of Attraction and Economy are therefore the raison d'tre (viewed from one angle) of the eternal repulsion that goes on as Spirit seeks ever to liberate itself from form. The matter aspect always follows the line of least resistance, and repulses all tendency to group formation, while Spirit, governed by the Law of Attraction, seeks ever to separate itself from matter by the method of attracting an ever more adequate type of matter in the process of distinguishing the real from the unreal, and passing from one illusion to another until the resources of matter are fully utilised.
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  2. Momentum, resulting therefore in repulsion, was produced by the rotary movement. We have referred to the Law of Repulsion as one of the subsidiary branches of the great Law of Economy, which governs matter. Repulsion is brought about by rotary action, and is the basis of that separation which prevents the contact of any atom with any other atom, which keeps the planets at fixed points in space and separated stably from each other; which keeps them at a certain distance from their systemic centre, and which likewise keeps the planes and subplanes from losing their material identity. Here we can see the beginning of that age-long duel between Spirit and matter, which is characteristic of manifestation, one aspect working under the Law of Attraction, and the other governed by the Law of Repulsion. From aeon to aeon the conflict goes on, with matter becoming less potent. Gradually (so gradually as to seem negated when viewed from the physical plane) the attractive power of Spirit is weakening the resistance of matter till, at the close of the greater solar cycles, destruction (as it is called) will ensue, and the Law of Repulsion be overcome by the Law of Attraction. It is a destruction of form and not of matter itself, for matter is indestructible. This can be seen even now in the microcosmic life, and is the cause of the disintegration of form, which holds itself as a separated unit by the very method of repulsing all other forms. It can be seen working out gradually and inappreciably in connection with the Moon, which no longer is repulsive to the earth, and is giving of her very substance to this planet. H. P. B. hints at this in The Secret Doctrine, and I have here suggested the law under which this is so. [lxxii]70, [lxxiii]71
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  Under the regime of the Ego, the ray upon which the ego can be found holds sway. This ray is simply a direct reflection of the monad, and is dependent upon that aspect of the spiritual triad which for the man is at any particular time the line of least resistance. By that we must understand that sometimes the ray will have for its centre of force the atmic aspect, sometimes the buddhic, and at other times the manasic aspect. Though the triad is threefold, yet its egoic outposts (if one may so express it) will be either definitely atmic, or predominantly buddhic or manasic. Here again I would draw attention to the fact that this triple demonstration can be seen under three forms, making in all a ninefold choice of rays for the Ego:
  Atmic aspect.

1.00f - DIVISION F - THE LAW OF ECONOMY, #A Treatise on Cosmic Fire, #Alice Bailey, #Occultism
  The third Aspect or Brahma aspect of the activities of those Entities who are His expression, is characterised by that method in the distribution of matter which we call the Law of Economy. It is the law governing the scattering of the atoms of matter and their dissociation from one another, wide distribution, vibratory rhythm, [215] heterogeneity and quality and their inherent rotary action. This Law of Economy causes matter always to follow the line of least resistance, and is the basis of the separative action of atomic matter. It governs matter, the opposite pole of spirit.
  The second Aspect, the building, or Vishnu aspect, is governed by the Law of Attraction; the activities of the entities who embody this aspect are directed to the attracting of matter to Spirit, and the gradual approximation of the two poles. It results in cohesion, in the production of congeries of atoms in various formations, and this attraction is brought about by the attractive power of Spirit itself. It shows itself in:
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  The line of least resistance is not the law for this aspect. The attractive power of Spirit in form-building, and in the adaptation of the form to the need, is the secret of the pain and resistance in the world; pain is only caused by resistance, and is a necessary phase in the process of evolution. This law of attraction is the law governing the Spirit, the opposite pole of matter.
  The first Aspect, or the will to exist, is governed by the Law of Synthesis, and the activities of the cosmic entities who are its embodiments are governed by the law of enforced unity, and of essential homogeneity. It is the law that eventually comes into play after spirit and matter are blending, and adapting themselves each to each; it governs the eventual synthesis of Self with Self, and finally with the All-Self, and also of essence with essence in contra-distinction to the synthesis of matter and Spirit. It demonstrates as:

1.00 - Gospel, #The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, #Sri Ramakrishna, #Hinduism
  Unable to resist the persuasion of Mathur Bbu, Sri Ramakrishna at last entered the temple service, on condition that Hriday should be asked to assist him. His first duty was to dress and decorate the image of Kli.
  One day the priest of the Radhknta temple accidentally dropped the image of Krishna on the floor, breaking one of its legs. The pundits advised the Rni to install a new image, since the worship of an image with a broken limb was against the scriptural injunctions. But the Rni was fond of the image, and she asked Sri Ramakrishna's opinion. In an abstracted mood, he said: "This solution is ridiculous. If a son-in-law of the Rni broke his leg, would she discard him and put another in his place? Wouldn't she rather arrange for his treatment? Why should she not do the same thing in this case too?
  --
  Gradually other Brhmo leaders began to feel Sri Ramakrishna's influence. But they were by no means uncritical admirers of the Master. They particularly disapproved of his ascetic renunciation and condemnation of, "woman and gold".7 They measured him according to their own ideals of the householder's life. Some could not understand his Samdhi and described it as a nervous malady. Yet they could not resist his magnetic personality.
  Among the Brhmo leaders who knew the Master closely were Pratp Chandra Mazumdr, Vijay Krishna Goswmi, Trailokyanth Sannyl and ivanth astri.

1.00 - Main, #Book of Certitude, #Baha u llah, #Baha i
  The Lord hath decreed that the dead should be interred in coffins made of crystal, of hard, resistant stone, or of wood that is both fine and durable, and that graven rings should be placed upon their fingers. He, verily, is the Supreme Ordainer, the One apprised of all.
  129

1.00 - PREFACE - DESCENSUS AD INFERNOS, #Maps of Meaning, #Jordan Peterson, #Psychology
  a position were too great to be resisted.
  It was not socialist ideology that posed the problem, then but ideology, as such. Ideology divided the

1.00 - The way of what is to come, #The Red Book Liber Novus, #unset, #Philosophy
    I resisted recognizing that the everyday belongs to the image of the Godhead. I fled this thought, I hid myself behind the highest and coldest stars.
    But the spirit of the depths caught up with me, and forced the bitter drink between my lips. 10
  --
    The mercy which happened to me gave me belief, hope, and sufficient daring, not to resist further the spirit of the depths, but to utter his word. But before I could pull myself together to really do it,
    I needed a visible sign that would show me that the spirit of the depths in me was at the same time the ruler of the depths of world affairs.
  --
    6. The Draft continues: then one whom I did not know, but who evidently had such knowledge, said to me: What a strange task you have! You must disclose your innermost and lowermost. /This I resisted since I hated nothing more than that which seemed to me unchaste and insolent (p. I).
    7. In Transformations and Symbols of the Libido (1912), Jung interpreted God as a symbol of the libido (CW B, III). In his subsequent work, Jung laid great emphasis on the distinction between the God image and the metaphysical existence of God (cf passages added to the revised retitled

1.012 - Sublimation - A Way to Reshuffle Thought, #The Study and Practice of Yoga, #Swami Krishnananda, #Yoga
  Consciousness does not move in a direction without a purpose; and if the purpose is meaningful, at least from its own point of view, nobody can resist it. It sees a meaning in the way in which it moves towards the object, and when the meaning is there, then naturally nobody can control it. "I see significance in it. There is a purpose behind it and there is a reason a very good reason for my action in that direction," says consciousness. So the question of controlling the movement of consciousness does not arise. If the movement is meaningless, we may control it; but if it is meaningful, how can we control it? So, the resisting of the vehemence of consciousness in the direction of an object is possible only if the meaning that it reads into the object is sublimated.
  As long as we see a meaning in a thing, there is no doubt about it, and nobody else can influence us. No law, no order will work against a meaning that is seen by a person with open eyes. If I tell you that it is midnight, you will not believe it. "Why are you saying it is midnight? You can see it is daylight." We have faith that it is daytime on account of our clear perception of daylight. We are seeing it directly, and why is someone saying it is something else? So when consciousness sees a peculiar and definite meaning or significance in an object in front of it which it regards as valuable, worthwhile and necessary for its happiness, then no law or order will operate against it. It breaks all laws, be they social, personal, or moral any law, whatever it is because it is the law of reality, and the law of reality is more powerful than any other law that is made by man. Why is it called the law of reality? It is called the law of reality because it is seen physically as an indubitable something about which there is no doubt in the mind, and we cannot frame a law contrary to what we see physically and palpably as something real.

1.01 - Appearance and Reality, #The Problems of Philosophy, #Bertrand Russell, #Philosophy
  Similar difficulties arise when we consider the sense of touch. It is true that the table always gives us a sensation of hardness, and we feel that it resists pressure. But the sensation we obtain depends upon how hard we press the table and also upon what part of the body we press with; thus the various sensations due to various pressures or various parts of the body cannot be supposed to reveal _directly_ any definite property of the table, but at most to be _signs_ of some property which perhaps _causes_ all the sensations, but is not actually apparent in any of them. And the same applies still more obviously to the sounds which can be elicited by rapping the table.
  Thus it becomes evident that the real table, if there is one, is not the same as what we immediately experience by sight or touch or hearing. The real table, if there is one, is not _immediately_ known to us at all, but must be an inference from what is immediately known. Hence, two very difficult questions at once arise; namely, (1) Is there a real table at all? (2) If so, what sort of object can it be?

1.01 - BOOK THE FIRST, #Metamorphoses, #Ovid, #Poetry
  They rend the world, resistless, where they pass;
  And mighty marks of mischief leave behind;
  --
  He squeez'd the clouds, th' imprison'd clouds resist:
  The skies, from pole to pole, with peals resound;

1.01 - On knowledge of the soul, and how knowledge of the soul is the key to the knowledge of God., #The Alchemy of Happiness, #Al-Ghazali, #Sufism
  The works of God are apprehended by the senses, which are five, hearing, sight, taste, smell and touch. For such an arrangement of the senses, there was also need of a body. The body itself is composed of four diverse elements, water, earth, air and fire. Being, therefore, liable to decay, it is in continual danger of perishing from the external and internal enemies that perpetually assail it. Its external enemies, are such as wild beasts, drowning and conflagrations; its internal enemies, such as hunger and thirst. For the purpose of resisting these, it was in want of various internal and external forces, such as the hand and foot, sight and hearing, food and drink. And in this connection, for eating and drinking, it is in want of internal and external instruments like the hand, the mouth, the stomach, the powers of appetite and digestion. In addition to these instruments, there was need of means to guide in their occasional use, that is, for the internal senses. These are five, the faculties of perception, reflection, memory, recollection and imagination. Their home is in the brain, and each has a specific function, as is well known to the learned. If to any one of all these faculties and instruments an injury occurs, the actions of man are defective. Now all these are the agents of the heart and subject to its rule. If, for example, the heart gives permission to the ear, hearing results; if it gives permission to the eye, there follows sight; if it gives permission to the foot, there is movement. All the other members are obedient in the same manner to the commands of the heart. The divine plan in all this arrangement is, that while the members preserve [19] the body for a few days from harm, the heart, in its vehicle the body, should pursue its business of cultivating the seeds of happiness for eternity and prepare for its journey to its native country. So long as the various forces of the body are obedient to the dictates of the heart, in like manner as the angels obey in the presence of God, no contrariety of action can arise among them.
  Know, O student of wisdom! that the body, which is the kingdom of the heart, resembles a great city. The hand, the foot, the mouth and the other members resemble the people of the various trades. Desire is a standard bearer; anger is a superintendent of the city, the heart is its sovereign, and reason is the vizier. The sovereign needs the service of all the inhabitants. But desire, the standard bearer, is a liar, vain and ambitious. He is always ready to do the contrary of what reason, the vizier, commands. He strives to appropriate to himself whatever he sees in the city, which is the body. Anger, the superintendent, is rebellious and corrupt, quick and passionate. He is always ready to be enraged, to spill blood, and to blast one's reputation. If the sovereign, the heart, should invariably consult with reason, his vizier, and, when desire was transgressing, should give to wrath to have power over him (yet, without giving him full liberty, should make him angry in subjection to reason, the vizier, so that passing all bounds he should not stretch out his hand upon the kingdom), there would then be an equilibrium in the condition of the kingdom, and all the members would perform the functions for which they were created, their service would be accepted at the mercy seat, and they would obtain eternal felicity….

1.01 - Principles of Practical Psycho therapy, #The Practice of Psycho therapy, #Carl Jung, #Psychology
  who, on ethical grounds, would vehemently resist any serious attempt to
  change them. In all such cases the doctor must leave the individual way to

1.01 - SAMADHI PADA, #Patanjali Yoga Sutras, #Swami Vivekananda, #Hinduism
  upon by new ideas. It resists. The Prana is trying to make
  new channels, and the brain will not allow it. This is the secret

1.01 - THAT ARE THOU, #The Perennial Philosophy, #Aldous Huxley, #Philosophy
  The doctrine of the Inner Light achieved a clearer formulation in the writings of the second generation of Quakers. There is, wrote William Penn, something nearer to us than Scriptures, to wit, the Word in the heart from which all Scriptures come. And a little later Robert Barclay sought to explain the direct experience of tat tvam asi in terms of an Augustinian theology that had, of course, to be considerably stretched and trimmed before it could fit the facts. Man, he declared in his famous theses, is a fallen being, incapable of good, unless united to the Divine Light. This Divine Light is Christ within the human soul, and is as universal as the seed of sin. All men, hea then as well as Christian, are endowed with the Inward Light, even though they may know nothing of the outward history of Christs life. Justification is for those who do not resist the Inner Light and so permit of a new birth of holiness within them.
  Goodness needeth not to enter into the soul, for it is there already, only it is unperceived.

1.01 - The Four Aids, #The Synthesis Of Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  21:This inner Guide is often veiled at first by the very intensity of our personal effort and by the ego's preoccupation with itself and its aims. As we gain in clarity and the turmoil of egoistic effort gives place to a calmer self-knowledge, we recognise the source of the growing light within us. We recognise it retrospectively as we realise how all our obscure and conflicting movements have been determined towards an end that we only now begin to perceive, how even before our entrance into the path of the Yoga the evolution of our life has been designedly led towards its turning point. For now we begin to understand the sense of our struggles and efforts, successes and failures. At last we are able to seize the meaning of our ordeals and sufferings and can appreciate the help that was given us by all that hurt and resisted and the utility of our very falls and stumblings. We recognise this divine leading afterwards, not retrospectively but immediately, in the moulding of our thoughts by a transcendent Seer, of our will and actions by an all-embracing Power, of our emotional life by an all-attracting and all-assimilating Bliss and Love. We recognise it too in a more personal relation that from the first touched us or at the last seizes us; we feel the eternal presence of a supreme Master, Friend, Lover, Teacher. We recognise it in the essence of our being as that develops into likeness and oneness with a greater and wider existence; for we perceive that this miraculous development is not the result of our own efforts; an eternal Perfection is moulding us into its own image. One who is the Lord or Ishwara of the Yogic philosophies, the Guide in the conscious being (caitya guru or antaryamin), the Absolute of the thinker, the Unknowable of the Agnostic, the universal Force of the materialist, the supreme Soul and the supreme shakti, the One who is differently named and imaged by the religions, is the Master of our Yoga.
  22:To see, know, become and fulfil this One in our inner selves and in all our outer nature, was always the secret goal and becomes now the conscious purpose of our embodied existence.
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  37:Time is the remaining aid needed for the effectivity of the process. Time presents itself to human effort as an enemy or a friend, as a resistance, a medium or an instrument. But always it is really the instrument of the soul.
  38:Time is a field of circumstances and forces meeting and working out a resultant progression whose course it measures. To the ego it is a tyrant or a resistance, to the Divine an instrument. Therefore, while our effort is personal. Time appears as a resistance, for it presents to us all the obstruction of the forces that conflict with our own. When the divine working and the personal are combined in our consciousness, it appears as a medium and condition. When the two become one, it appears as a servant and instrument.
  39:The ideal attitude of the Sadhaka towards Time is to have an endless patience as if he had all eternity for his fulfilment and yet to develop the energy that shall realise now and with an ever-increasing mastery and pressure of rapidity till it reaches the miraculous instantaneousness of the supreme divine Transformation.

1.01 - The Path of Later On, #Words Of Long Ago, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  Owls, crows and bats fly out in all directions, screeching and circling around the head of the poor traveller who, dazed, downcast, overwhelmed, stands rooted to the spot, unable to move; suddenly, horror of horrors, he sees rising up before him terrible phantoms who bear the names of Desolation, Despair, Disgust with life, and amidst the ruins he even glimpses Suicide, pallid and dismal above a bottomless gulf. All these malignant spirits surround him, clutch him, propel him towards the yawning chasm. The poor youth tries to resist this ir resistible force, he wants to draw back, to flee, to tear himself away from all these invisible arms entwining and clasping him. But it is too late; he moves on towards the fatal abyss. He feels drawn, hypnotized by it. He calls out; no voice answers to his cries. He grasps at the phantoms, everything gives way beneath him. With haggard eyes he scans the void, he calls out, he implores; the macabre laughter of Evil rings out at last.
  The traveller is at the edge of the gulf. All his efforts have been in vain. After a supreme struggle he falls... from his bed. A young student had a long essay to prepare for the following morning. A little tired by his day's work, he had said to himself as he arrived home, "I shall work later." Soon afterwards he thought that if he went to bed early, he could get up early the next morning and quickly finish his task. "Let's go to bed," he said to himself, "I shall work better tomorrow; I shall sleep on it." He did not know how truly he spoke. His sleep was troubled by the terrible nightmare we have described, and his fall awoke him with a start. Thinking over what he had dreamt, he exclaimed, "But it's quite clear: the path is called the path of 'later on', the road is the road of 'tomorrow' and the great building the castle of 'nothing at all'." Elated at his cleverness, he set to work, vowing to himself that he would never put off until tomorrow what he could do today.

1.01 - What is Magick?, #Magick Without Tears, #Aleister Crowley, #Occultism
    (Illustration: When Civil War rages in a nation, it is in no condition to undertake the invasion of other countries. A man with cancer employs his nourishment alike to his own use and to that of the enemy which is part of himself. He soon fails to resist the pressure of his environment. In practical life, a man who is doing what his conscience tells him to be wrong will do it very clumsily. At first!)
    9. A man who is doing his True Will has the inertia of the Universe to assist him.

10.24 - Savitri, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 04, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   It is true his survey of the universe, his knowledge of boundless Nature and the inexhaustible multiplicities of creation have given him a sense of the endless and the infinite but he has not the necessary light or capacity to follow those lines of infinity, on the contrary, there is a shrinking in him at the touch of such vastnesses; his small humanity makes him desperately earth-bound, his aspiration follows the lines of least resistance:
   Our smallness saves us from the Infinite.||124.60||

1.02.9 - Conclusion and Summary, #Isha Upanishad, #unset, #Philosophy
  whether on earth in a terrestrial body and against the resistance
  of Matter or in the worlds beyond or enter beyond all world the

1.02 - BOOK THE SECOND, #Metamorphoses, #Ovid, #Poetry
  But how cou'd you resist the orbs that roul
  In adverse whirls, and stem the rapid pole?

1.02 - MAPS OF MEANING - THREE LEVELS OF ANALYSIS, #Maps of Meaning, #Jordan Peterson, #Psychology
  constantly resisting incremental change. It is in this manner that the gods become displeased with their
  creation, man and his willful stupidity and wash away the world. The necessity for interchange of

1.02 - Meditating on Tara, #How to Free Your Mind - Tara the Liberator, #Thubten Chodron, #unset
  Sometimes our mind resists practicing like this. Were so used to being in
  the picture that we dont even realize that were there. But when we begin to

1.02 - Self-Consecration, #The Synthesis Of Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  7:The first necessity is to dissolve that central faith and vision in the mind which concentrate it on its development and satisfaction and interests in the old externalised order of things. It is imperative to exchange this surface orientation for the deeper faith and vision which see only the Divine and seek only after the Divine. The next need is to compel all our lower being to pay homage to this new faith and greater vision. All our nature must make an integral surrender; it must offer itself in every part and every movement to that which seems to the unregenerated sensemind so much less real than the material world and its objects. Our whole being-soul, mind, sense, heart, will, life, body must consecrate all its energies so entirely and in such a way that it shall become a fit vehicle for the Divine. This is no easy task; for everything in the world follows the fixed habit which is to it a law and resists a radical change. And no change can be more radical than the revolution attempted in the integral Yoga. Everything in us has constantly to be called back to the central faith and will and vision. Every thought and impulse has to be reminded in the language of the Upanishad that "That is the divine Brahman and not this which men here adore." Every vital fibre has to be persuaded to accept an entire renunciation of all that hitherto represented to it its own existence. Mind has to cease to be mind and become brilliant with something beyond it. Life has to change into a thing vast and calm and intense and powerful that can no longer recognise its old blind eager narrow self or petty impulse and desire. Even the body has to submit to a mutation and be no longer the clamorous animal or the impeding clod it now is, but become instead a conscious servant and radiant instrument and living form of the spirit.
  8:The difficulty of the task has led naturally to the pursuit of easy and trenchant solutions; it has generated and fixed deeply' the tendency of religions and of schools of Yoga to separate the life of the world from the inner life. The powers of this world and their actual activities, it is felt, either do not belong to God at all or are for some obscure and puzzling cause, Maya or another, a dark contradiction of the divine Truth. And on their own opposite side the powers of the Truth and their ideal activities are seen to belong to quite another plane of consciousness than that, obscure, ignorant and perverse in its impulses and forces, on which the life of the earth is founded. There appears at once the antinomy of a bright and pure kingdom of God and a dark and impure kingdom of the devil; we feel the opposition of our crawling earthly birth and life to an exalted spiritual God-consciousness; we become readily convinced of the incompatibility of life's subjection to Maya with the soul's concentration in pure Brahman existence. The easiest way is to turn away from all that belongs to the one and to retreat by a naked and precipitous ascent into the other. Thus arises the attraction and, it would seem, the necessity of the principle of exclusive concentration which plays so prominent a part in the specialised schools of Yoga; for by that concentration we can arrive through an uncompromising renunciation of the world at an entire self-consecration to the One on whom we concentrate. It is no longer incumbent on us to compel all the lower activities to the difficult recognition of a new and higher spiritualised life and train them to be its agents or executive powers. It is enough to kill or quiet them and keep at most the few energies necessary, on one side, for the maintenance of the body and, on the other, for communion with the Divine.
  --
  13:But for the Sadhaka of the integral Yoga this inner or this outer solitude can only be incidents or periods in his spiritual progress. Accepting life, he has to bear not only his own burden, but a great part of the world's burden too along with it, as a continuation of his own sufficiently heavy load. Therefore his Yoga has much more of the nature of a battle than others'; but this is not only an individual battle, it is a collective war waged over a considerable country. He has not only to conquer in himself the forces of egoistic falsehood and disorder, but to conquer them as representatives of the same adverse and inexhaustible forces in the world. Their representative character gives them a much more obstinate capacity of resistance, an almost endless right to recurrence. Often he finds that even after he has won persistently his own personal battle, he has still to win it over and over again in a seemingly interminable war, because his inner existence has already been so much enlarged that not only it contains his own being with its well-defined needs and experiences, but is in solidarity with the being of others, because in himself he contains the universe.
  14:Nor is the seeker of the integral fulfilment permitted to solve too arbitrarily even the conflict of his own inner members. He has to harmonise deliberate knowledge with unquestioning faith; he must conciliate the gentle soul of love with the formidable need of power; the passivity of the soul that lives content in transcendent calm has to be fused with the activity of the divine helper and the divine warrior. To him as to all seekers of the spirit there are offered for solution the oppositions of the reason, the clinging hold of the senses, the perturbations of the heart, the ambush of the desires, the clog of the physical body; but he has to deal in another fashion with their mutual and internal conflicts and their hindrance to his aim, for he must arrive at an infinitely more difficult perfection in the handling of all this rebel matter. Accepting them as instruments for the divine realisation and manifestation, he has to convert their jangling discords, to enlighten their thick darknesses, to transfigure them separately and all together, harmonising them in themselves and with each other, -- integrally, omitting no grain or strand or vibration, leaving no iota of imperfection anywhere. All exclusive concentration, or even a succession of concentrations of that kind, can be in his complex work only a temporary convenience; it has to be abandoned as soon as its utility is over. An all-inclusive concentration is the difficult achievement towards which he must labour.

1.02 - The Age of Individualism and Reason, #The Human Cycle, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
    We already see a violent though incomplete beginning of this line of social evolution in Fascist Italy, Nazi Germany, Communist Russia. The trend is for more and more nations to accept this beginning of a new order, and the resistance of the old order is more passive than activeit lacks the fire, enthusiasm and self-confidence which animates the innovating Idea.
    This is no longer recognised by the new order, Fascist or Communistic,here the individual is reduced to a cell or atom of the social body. "We have destroyed" proclaims a German exponent "the false view that men are individual beings; there is no liberty of individuals, there is only liberty of nations or races."

1.02 - The Development of Sri Aurobindos Thought, #Preparing for the Miraculous, #George Van Vrekhem, #Integral Yoga
  All the signs were there, but the resistance the vicious
  swoop of the Black Dragons tail was more resilient than
  --
  oneness in spite of all innate resistances caused by its evo-
  lutionary formation. This was the terrain of the battle to be
  --
  cles and tremendous resistance soon after. But in spite of
  12 The Mother: Questions and Answers 1957-58, pp. 147-148.t h e de v e l opme nt of Sr i Aur ob indos thought

1.02 - The Doctrine of the Mystics, #Hymns to the Mystic Fire, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Brahmanaspati is the Creator; by the word, by his cry he creates - that is to say he expresses, he brings out all existence and conscious knowledge and movement of life and eventual forms from the darkness of the Inconscient. Rudra, the Violent and Merciful, the Mighty One, presides over the struggle of life to affirm itself; he is the armed, wrathful and beneficent Power of God who lifts forcibly the creation upward, smites all that opposes, scourges all that errs and resists, heals all that is wounded and suffers and complains and submits. Vishnu of the vast pervading motion holds in his triple stride all these worlds; it is he that makes a wide room for the action of Indra in our limited mortality; it is by him and with him that we rise into his highest seats where we find waiting for us the Friend, the Beloved, the Beatific Godhead.
  Our earth shaped out of the dark inconscient ocean of existence lifts its high formations and ascending peaks heavenward; heaven of mind has its own formations, clouds that give out their lightnings and their waters of life; the streams of the clarity and the honey ascend out of the subconscient ocean below and seek the superconscient ocean above; and from above that ocean sends downward its rivers of the light and truth and bliss even into our physical being. Thus in images of physical Nature the Vedic poets sing the hymn of our spiritual ascension.

1.02 - The Pit, #A Garden of Pomegranates - An Outline of the Qabalah, #Israel Regardie, #Occultism
  Victorians so simple, objective, and intelligible-such as matter, energy, space, etc.-have completely failed to resist analysis. A few modern thinkers, seeing clearly the absolute debacle in which the old positivist science was bound to lead them, the breaking up of this icy expanse of frozen thought, determined at all costs to find a modus vivendi for
  Athena. This necessity was emphasized in the most surprising way by the result of the Michelson-Morley experiments, when Physics itself calmly and frankly offered a contradiction in terms. It was not the metaphysicians this time who were picking holes in a vacuum. It was the mathematicians and the physicists who found the ground completely cut away from under their feet. It was not enough to replace the geometry of Euclid by those of Riemann and Lobatchevsky and the mechanics of Newton by those of Einstein, so long as any of the axioms of the old thought and the definitions of its terms survived. They deliberately abandoned positivism and materialism for an indeterminate mysticism, creating a new mathematical philosophy and a new logic, wherein infinite-or rather transfinite-ideas might be made commensurable with those of ordinary thought in the forlorn hope that all might live happily ever after. In short, to use a Qabalistic nomenclature, they found it incumbent upon themselves to adopt for inclusion of terms of Ruach (intellect) concepts which are proper only to Neschamah (the organ and faculty of direct spiritual apperception and intuition). This same process took place in Philosophy years earlier. Had the dialectic of Hegel been only. half understood, the major portion of philosophical speculation from the Schoolmen to

1.02 - The Shadow, #Aion, #Carl Jung, #Psychology
  able resistance. Indeed, self-knowledge as a psycho therapeutic
  measure frequently requires much painstaking work extending
  --
  obstinate resistance to moral control and prove almost impos-
  sible to influence. These resistances are usually bound up with
  projections, which are not recognized as such, and their recogni-

10.34 - Effort and Grace, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 04, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   The whole problem is there: how to make the God-light stay here, stay here for ever. The higher light does come down, but fitfully, one is never certain of it. For it is as it were, "a scout in a reconnaissance from the sun." Here then is this special utility of personal effort, the service it can render,to do the dredging, salvaging work. Personal effort with the ego-sense has been put there to find out and note the barriers and pitfalls, the faults and fissures in the human system, to overcome, remedy and correct them as far as possible. The human receptacle is normally impure and obscure, resistant and recalcitrant: the personal will and endeavour has to be called in to labour, to level and smoo then the field, brea the into it air and light. That is the work of the individual will, to make of the dhr a strong base, strong and capacious, to receive and hold the descent. The temple is to be made clean and pure and inviting so that when the deity arrives he will find a happy home for a permanent dwelling.
   It must be noted however, in the last account the personal effort for self-purification and self-preparation is not altogether personal and mere effort; it is, as I have said, always supported and inspired by the secret presence and pressure of the higher Influence.

1.035 - The Recitation of Mantra, #The Study and Practice of Yoga, #Swami Krishnananda, #Yoga
  This system of the combination of particular words with other words of the requisite character is followed in the composition of a mantra, which literally means, 'that which protects a person who thinks of it'. Mananat trayate iti mantrah a mantra is that which protects us when we chant it. It protects us like armour, like a shield that we wear in a war, by generating in us a resisting power against any kind of influence which is extraneous in nature, and which is unwanted for the purpose on hand. Chandas is the peculiar chemical combination of the letters, we may say. Particular chemical substances produce special results or effects when they are combined with certain types of other chemical components. But when they are mixed together, they may create a third force altogether.
  A mixture that is chemically produced, like hydrogen and oxygen for instance, is not merely an arithmetical combination of two elements, because when the two are combined, some peculiar effect is produced which is not apparently present in either of the components. For instance, water is produced by a combination of hydrogen and oxygen, but we will not find the character of water either in hydrogen or in oxygen. The water that is the effect of the combination of hydrogen and oxygen in a certain proportion is a new effect altogether, and we cannot, by analysis, discover the essence of water in its original causes. Likewise, the words of a mantra, the components of a mantra, have special forces present or inherent in them, and when the words are combined in the requisite proportion and in the manner mentioned in the chandas shastra, they produce a third kind of effect which is the purpose or intention of the mantra, and that effect is called the devata. We may say that water is the devata of hydrogen and oxygen it is the deity. That is the intention. That is the purpose. That is what we require. That is what we are aiming at and want.

1.03 - APPRENTICESHIP AND ENCULTURATION - ADOPTION OF A SHARED MAP, #Maps of Meaning, #Jordan Peterson, #Psychology
  offer a certain amount of more-or-less dramatized resistance, and some genuine sorrow (at the death of
  their children).
  --
  its implicit imitative, dramatic, narrative form, it is exceptionally durable, and highly resistant to nave
  social revolution.371 However, such stability is only advantageous in stable times. Under exceptional

1.03 - Concerning the Archetypes, with Special Reference to the Anima Concept, #The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious, #Carl Jung, #Psychology
  violent resistance and to be unconscious for that reason. Sup-
  posing this view is correct, we are driven to the conclusion that
  --
  repressed through a still greater resistance. Since it is difficult to
  imagine anything more repellent than incest, we find ourselves
  --
  He may perhaps have no particular resistance to religious ideas,
  only the thought has never occurred to him that he could seri-
  --
  tionalistic resistance of the patient.
  28 So far as we have any information about man, we know that
  --
  greatest resistance.
  !3 8 I remember a case that was presented to me as the victim of
  --
  coupled with a distinct resistance to identify with the role of a
  one-sided sexual being. Such a disposition should not be ad-

1.03 - Meeting the Master - Meeting with others, #Evening Talks With Sri Aurobindo, #unset, #Philosophy
   In ancient times each community had its own Dharma and within itself it was independent. Every village, every city had its own organisation quite free from all political control and within that every individual was free free to change and take up another line for his development. But all this was not put into a definite political unit. There were, of course, attempts at that kind of expression of life but they were only partially successful. The whole community in India was a very big one and the community-culture based on Dharma was not thrown into a kind of organisation which would resist external aggression; and ultimately we were brought to the present stage.
   Now the problem is how to organise the future life of the country. I myself am a communist in a certain sense but I cannot agree with the Russian method. One may ask: After all what has Russia created? Even among our present workers in India there is a lack of that definite idea as to what they are about and what kind of thing they want. That is the reason why men like Dr. Bhagwandas propose some mental constructions like asking men to go in for politics after 50 years of age and so on. That does not seem to me to be the correct method, and I believe whoever pursues it will encounter complete failure.

1.03 - PERSONALITY, SANCTITY, DIVINE INCARNATION, #The Perennial Philosophy, #Aldous Huxley, #Philosophy
  The will is free and we are at liberty to identify our being either exclusively with our selfness and its interests, regarded as independent of indwelling Spirit and transcendent Godhead (in which case we shall be passively damned or actively fiendish), or exclusively with the divine within us and without (in which case we shall be saints), or finally with self at one moment or in one context and with spiritual not-self at other moments and in other contexts (in which case we shall be average citizens, too theocentric to be wholly lost, and too egocentric to achieve enlightenment and a total deliverance). Since human craving can never be satisfied except by the unitive knowledge of God and since the mind-body is capable of an enormous variety of experiences, we are free to identify ourselves with an almost infinite number of possible objectswith the pleasures of gluttony, for example, or intemperance, or sensuality; with money, power or fame; with our family, regarded as a possession or actually an extension and projection of our own selfness; with our goods and chattels, our hobbies, our collections; with our artistic or scientific talents; with some favourite branch of knowledge, some fascinating special subject; with our professions, our political parties, our churches; with our pains and illnesses; with our memories of success or misfortune, our hopes, fears and schemes for the future; and finally with the eternal Reality within which and by which all the rest has its being. And we are free, of course, to identify ourselves with more than one of these things simultaneously or in succession. Hence the quite astonishingly improbable combination of traits making up a complex personality. Thus a man can be at once the craftiest of politicians and the dupe of his own verbiage, can have a passion for brandy and money, and an equal passion for the poetry of George Meredith and under-age girls and his mother, for horse-racing and detective stories and the good of his country the whole accompanied by a sneaking fear of hell-fire, a hatred of Spinoza and an unblemished record for Sunday church-going. A person born with one kind of psycho-physical constitution will be tempted to identify himself with one set of interests and passions, while a person with another kind of temperament will be tempted to make very different identifications. But these temptations (though extremely powerful, if the constitutional bias is strongly marked) do not have to be succumbed to; people can and do resist them, can and do refuse to identify themselves with what it would be all too easy and natural for them to be; can and do become better and quite other than their own selves. In this context the following brief article on How Men Behave in Crisis (published in a recent issue of Harpers Magazine) is highly significant. A young psychiatrist, who went as a medical observer on five combat missions of the Eighth Air Force in England says that in times of great stress and danger men are likely to react quite uniformly, even though under normal circumstances, they differ widely in personality. He went on one mission, during which the B-17 plane and crew were so severely damaged that survival seemed impossible. He had already studied the on the ground personalities of the crew and had found that they represented a great diversity of human types. Of their behaviour in crisis he reported:
  Their reactions were remarkably alike. During the violent combat and in the acute emergencies that arose during it, they were all quietly precise on the interphone and decisive in action. The tail gunner, right waist gunner and navigator were severely wounded early in the fight, but all three kept at their duties efficiently and without cessation. The burden of emergency work fell on the pilot, engineer and ball turret gunner, and all functioned with rapidity, skilful effectiveness and no lost motion. The burden of the decisions, during, but particularly after the combat, rested essentially on the pilot and, in secondary details, on the co-pilot and bombar ther. The decisions, arrived at with care and speed, were unquestioned once they were made, and proved excellent. In the period when disaster was momentarily expected, the alternative plans of action were made clearly and with no thought other than the safety of the entire crew. All at this point were quiet, unobtrusively cheerful and ready for anything. There was at no time paralysis, panic, unclear thinking, faulty or confused judgment, or self-seeking in any one of them.
  --
  We see then that, when the crisis came, each of these young men forgot the particular personality, which he had built up out of the elements provided by his heredity and the environment in which he had grown up; that one resisted the normally ir resistible temptation to identify himself with his mood of the moment, another the temptation to identify himself with his private day-dreams, and so on with the rest; and that all of them behaved in the same strikingly similar and wholly admirable way. It was as though the crisis and the preliminary training for crisis had lifted them out of their divergent personalities and raised them to the same higher level.
  Sometimes crisis alone, without any preparatory training, is sufficient to make a man forget to be his customary self and become, for the time being, something quite different. Thus the most unlikely people will, under the influence of disaster, temporarily turn into heroes, martyrs, selfless labourers for the good of their fellows. Very often, too, the proximity of death produces similar results. For example, Samuel Johnson behaved in one way during almost the whole of his life and in quite another way during his last illness. The fascinatingly complex personality, in which six generations of Boswellians have taken so much delight the learned boor and glutton, the kindhearted bully, the superstitious intellectual, the convinced Christian who was a fetishist, the courageous man who was terrified of deathbecame, while he was actually dying, simple, single, serene and God-centred.

1.03 - Preparing for the Miraculous, #Preparing for the Miraculous, #George Van Vrekhem, #Integral Yoga
  Life, in other words they resist unconditionally any spir-
  itual endeavour.
  --
  And beauty conquer the resisting world,
  The Truth-Light capture Nature by surprise,pr e par ing fo r the mi raculous

1.03 - The End of the Intellect, #Sri Aurobindo or the Adventure of Consciousness, #Satprem, #Integral Yoga
  when his brother Barin was ill with a severe fever. (Barin, born while Sri Aurobindo was in England, was Sri Aurobindo's secret emissary in the organization of Indian resistance in Bengal.) One of those halfnaked wandering monks appeared. He was probably begging for food from door to door as is their custom, when he saw Barin rolled up in blankets, shivering with fever. Without a word, he asked for a glass of 23
  The Vedic Age, prior to that of the Upanishads, which was its heir, dates back before 4000 B.C.

1.03 - THE GRAND OPTION, #The Future of Man, #Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, #Christianity
  thus far not only resisted all attempts at "relativization," but, if I am
  40 THE FUTURE OF MAN

1.03 - The Human Disciple, #Essays On The Gita, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  The first result is a violent sensational and physical crisis which produces a disgust of the action and its material objects and of life itself. He rejects the vital aim pursued by egoistic humanity in its action, - happiness and enjoyment; he rejects the vital aim of the Kshatriya, victory and rule and power and the government of men. What after all is this fight for justice when reduced to its practical terms, but just this, a fight for the interests of himself, his brothers and his party, for possession and enjoyment and rule? But at such a cost these things are not worth having. For they are of no value in themselves, but only as a means to the right maintenance of social and national life and it is these very aims that in the person of his kin and his race he is about to destroy. And then comes the cry of the emotions. These are they for whose sake life and happiness are desired, our "own people". Who would consent to slay these for the sake of all the earth, or even for the kingdom of the three worlds? What pleasure can there be in life, what happiness, what satisfaction in oneself after such a deed? The whole thing is a dreadful sin, - for now the moral sense awakens to justify the revolt of the sensations and the emotions. It is a sin, there is no right nor justice in mutual slaughter; especially are those who are to be slain the natural objects of reverence and of love, those without whom one would not care to live, and to violate these sacred feelings can be no virtue, can be nothing but a heinous crime. Granted that the offence, the aggression, the first sin, the crimes of greed and selfish passion which have brought things to such a pass came from the other side; yet armed resistance to wrong under such circumstances would be itself a sin and
  The Human Disciple

1.03 - THE ORPHAN, THE WIDOW, AND THE MOON, #Mysterium Coniunctionis, #Carl Jung, #Psychology
  [20] The quotation from Vigenerus bears no little resemblance to a long passage on the phases of the moon in Augustine.132 Speaking of the unfavourable aspect of the moon, which is her changeability, he paraphrases Ecclesiasticus 27 : 12 with the words: The wise man remaineth stable as the sun, but a fool is changed as the moon,133 and poses the question: Who then is that fool who changeth as the moon, but Adam, in whom all have sinned?134 For Augustine, therefore, the moon is manifestly an ally of corruptible creatures, reflecting their folly and inconstancy. Since, for the men of antiquity and the Middle Ages, comparison with the stars or planets tacitly presupposes astrological causality, the sun causes constancy and wisdom, while the moon is the cause of change and folly (including lunacy).135 Augustine attaches to his remarks about the moon a moral observation concerning the relationship of man to the spiritual sun,136 just as Vigenerus did, who was obviously acquainted with Augustines epistles. He also mentions (Epistola LV, 10) the Church as Luna, and he connects the moon with the wounding by an arrow: Whence it is said: They have made ready their arrows in the quiver, to shoot in the darkness of the moon at the upright of heart.137 It is clear that Augustine did not understand the wounding as the activity of the new moon herself but, in accordance with the principle omne malum ab homine, as the result of mans wickedness. All the same, the addition in obscura luna, for which there is no warrant in the original text, shows how much the new moon is involved. This hint of the admitted dangerousness of the moon is confirmed when Augustine, a few sentences later on, cites Psalm 71 : 7: In his days justice shall flourish, and abundance of peace, until the moon shall be destroyed.138 Instead of the strong interficiatur the Vulgate has the milder auferaturshall be taken away or fail.139 The violent way in which the moon is removed is explained by the interpretation that immediately follows: That is, the abundance of peace shall grow until it consumes all changefulness of mortality. From this it is evident that the moons nature expressly partakes of the changefulness of mortality, which is equivalent to death, and therefore the text continues: For then the last enemy, death, shall be destroyed, and whatever resists us on account of the weakness of the flesh shall be utterly consumed. Here the destruction of the moon is manifestly equivalent to the destruction of death.140 The moon and death significantly reveal their affinity. Death came into the world through original sin and the seductiveness of woman (= moon), and mutability led to corruptibility.141 To eliminate the moon from Creation is therefore as desirable as the elimination of death. This negative assessment of the moon takes full account of her dark side. The dying of the Church is also connected with the mystery of the moons darkness.142 Augustines cautious and perhaps not altogether unconscious disguising of the sinister aspect of the moon would be sufficiently explained by his respect for the Ecclesia-Luna equation.
  [21] All the more ruthlessly, therefore, does alchemy insist on the dangerousness of the new moon. Luna is on the one hand the brilliant whiteness of the full moon, on the other hand she is the blackness of the new moon, and especially the blackness of the eclipse, when the sun is darkened. Indeed, what she does to the sun comes from her own dark nature. The Consilium coniugii143 tells us very clearly what the alchemists thought about Luna:

1.03 - THE STUDY (The Exorcism), #Faust, #Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, #Poetry
  That which to Naught is in resistance set,
  The Something of this clumsy world,has yet,

1.03 - The Syzygy - Anima and Animus, #Aion, #Carl Jung, #Psychology
  half way, but remains resistant, has to be conquered, and sub-
  mits only to force. It makes demands on the masculinity of a

1.03 - The Two Negations 2 - The Refusal of the Ascetic, #The Life Divine, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  6:Constantly asserted by human experience and belief since the origins of thought, this truth, now that the necessity of an exclusive preoccupation with the secrets of the material world no longer exists, begins to be justified by new-born forms of scientific research. The increasing evidences, of which only the most obvious and outward are established under the name of telepathy with its cognate phenomena, cannot long be resisted except by minds shut up in the brilliant shell of the past, by intellects limited in spite of their acuteness through the limitation of their field of experience and inquiry, or by those who confuse enlightenment and reason with the faithful repetition of the formulas left to us from a bygone century and the jealous conservation of dead or dying intellectual dogmas.
  7:It is true that the glimpse of supraphysical realities acquired by methodical research has been imperfect and is yet ill-affirmed; for the methods used are still crude and defective. But these rediscovered subtle senses have at least been found to be true witnesses to physical facts beyond the range of the corporeal organs. There is no justification, then, for scouting them as false witnesses when they testify to supraphysical facts beyond the domain of the material organisation of consciousness. Like all evidence, like the evidence of the physical senses themselves, their testimony has to be controlled, scrutinised and arranged by the reason, rightly translated and rightly related, and their field, laws and processes determined. But the truth of great ranges of experience whose objects exist in a more subtle substance and are perceived by more subtle instruments than those of gross physical Matter, claims in the end the same validity as the truth of the material universe. The worlds beyond exist: they have their universal rhythm, their grand lines and formations, their self-existent laws and mighty energies, their just and luminous means of knowledge. And here on our physical existence and in our physical body they exercise their influences; here also they organise their means of manifestation and commission their messengers and their witnesses.

1.03 - The Uncreated, #unset, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  When the mind, starting from this unity, takes its second step, it arrives at a point where the possibility of differentiation manifests itself by a sort of duplication of the Unique in its two complementary elements. From the realist standpoint this duplication takes the form of an opposition between Force and the resistance to Force,inverse movements, contrary currents passing between two opposite signs of one and the same essence. From the idealist standpoint it can be regarded as a sort of objectivisation of the subjective by which universal being takes cognizance of itself.
  By introducing the third term in Number the mind is able to conceive as possible an indefinite differentiation, the limitation of the two elements and their reciprocal objectivity,the conditions of individual form and individual consciousness.

1.04 - BOOK THE FOURTH, #Metamorphoses, #Ovid, #Poetry
  But since resistless Fates deny'd that pow'r,
  On the cold nymph he rain'd a nectar show'r.
  --
  The more the boy resisted, and was coy,
  The more she clipt, and kist the strugling boy.

1.04 - SOME REFLECTIONS ON PROGRESS, #The Future of Man, #Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, #Christianity
  encounter resistance at its inception. Despite the number and im-
  portance of the facts that it explains, the theory of Noogenesis is

1.04 - The Aims of Psycho therapy, #The Practice of Psycho therapy, #Carl Jung, #Psychology
  that neurosis, resistance, repression, transference, guiding fictions, and so
  forth should have one meaning in the young person and quite another in the
  --
  a quandary the resistances of the patient may be valuable signposts. I am
  inclined to take deep-seated resistances seriously at first, paradoxical as this
  may sound, for I am convinced that the doctor does not necessarily know
  --
  This peculiar material sets up a special resistance to rational methods
  of treatment, probably because most of my patients are socially well-

1.04 - THE APPEARANCE OF ANOMALY - CHALLENGE TO THE SHARED MAP, #Maps of Meaning, #Jordan Peterson, #Psychology
  anomaly in the many mythologically-equivalent forms it takes is frequently resisted passively (by
  failure to take it into account) and aggressively (by attempts to eradicate its source). Anomalies may have
  --
  the fields most eminent men. If it still continues to resist, as it usually does not, many of them may
  come to view its resolution as the subject matter of their discipline. For them the field will no longer
  --
  upon the resistant problem will have followed the paradigm rules quite closely. But with continuing
   resistance, more and more of the attacks upon it w Ill have involved some minor or not so minor articulation of the paradigm, no two of them quite alike, each partially successful, but none sufficiently so to be
  --
  flexibility, supporting capacity to adapt to the strange, and streng thening ability to resist domination by
  one-sided and murderous ideologies.

1.04 - The Divine Mother - This Is She, #Twelve Years With Sri Aurobindo, #Nirodbaran, #Integral Yoga
  It was a challenging problem suddenly thrown upon her by Nature. Our Ashram life also took a different turn; the old barriers completely broke down under this influx. No longer a hermitage of peace, silence and inner expansion and acquisition, it had to be tested in the crucible of outer life. We soon became one spiritual family. The Mother had to look after the mental, vital and physical health of the green ones, both boys and girls. Along with the necessity, means also came forward to meet the demand. Sisirkumar Mitra from Vishwabharati, with a long teaching experience, and Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya from Calcutta, an expert in physical culture, came and were given charge of the two wings of education, mental and physical. Particularly in young Pranab, the Mother found an excellent instrument for physical culture and with his help she quickly built up the centre of physical education. I don't need to discuss the place and raison d'etre of physical education in our Ashram life when Sri Aurobindo has done it so well in his essay on The Divine Body.[6] My vision being more earthly, I can see that it has served the most important purpose of keeping the inflammable material of young boys, girls and children under a strict supervision through compulsory activities from 4.30 p.m. to 7.00 p.m. or so. One can very well imagine what would have been the moral effect on them, had there not been this central control, especially when the children here are given a great freedom of movement. Those young people who have cut themselves off from these collective activities suffer much from psychological troubles. Most of the ills of the youth outside have their origin in having no occupation after college and school hours. After Sri Aurobindo's passing, the Mother gave me one sound counsel, "Be in the atmosphere," by which she meant that I should not isolate myself from the collective activities. When there was a demand for more holidays, the Mother remarked, "I have started the School so that the children may not knock about in the streets." Since then, Sisirkumar has resisted the pressure of the students for more holidays.
  The Mother now began to identify herself more and more with this new generation. In the evening when Sri Aurobindo was enjoying his solitude, the Mother, after her tennis, busied herself in the Playground meeting the children, watching their games and exercises, taking classes, etc. and through all these means, establishing an intimate contact with them. The exercises were done in cumbersome pyjamas which consequently checked free movement. One evening when I went to visit the Playground, I found the gate closed. The gate-keeper told me that the Mother did not want anyone except the group-members to enter the Playground. When it was thrown open we found, to our surprise, that the girls were doing exercises in shorts! How did this revolutionary change come about? Here, in brief, is the story from one who played an active part in it. One day, one of the girls, doing her exercises in pyjamas in the Playground, fell down and got hurt owing to the impractical dress. When the Mother was told about it, she listened quietly. After a couple of days, she called Bratati, one of the sadhikas of her intimate circle (she had such small intimate groups of young boys, girls and adults) and said, "I have solved the problem of the uniform. The girls will put on white shorts, a white shirt and a kitty-cap on the head for their hair. Prepare them and try them on yourself. Pyjamas are unwieldy. When you are ready, let me know about it." When everything was ready, she informed the Mother and a day was fixed for the rehearsal in strict privacy. The Mother was pleased with the design. Calling the girls together she gave a short impressive talk on the new experiment and the necessity for trying it. They at once fell in with the proposal and adopted the new uniform. But what was the reaction to this drastic step? Some, particularly old people, were shocked to see their daughters scantily dressed and doing exercises jointly with boys; a few conservative guardians were planning to take their wards away from such a modernised Ashram. I, personally, admired, on the one hand, the revolutionary step taken by the Mother far in advance of the time in Eastern countries, in anticipation of the modern movement in dress; on the other hand, my cautious mind, or as Sri Aurobindo would say, my coward-mind, could not but feel the risk involved in this forward venture. At the same time I knew that the Mother's very nature is to face danger, if necessary. And whenever we had tried to argue with her that we were doing things which were not done outside, she replied sharply, "Why should we follow the others? They have no ideas, we have ideas. I have come to break down old conventions and superstitions." Besides, whatever measures she adopts are not done for the sake of novelty or from mental reasons. "Mother is guided by her intuition," Sri Aurobindo reminded us very often. Also, I believe, she prepares the ground in the occult planes and manipulates the forces to her advantage before she takes any hazardous step. That is why we hear her say, "Wait, wait!" for the opportune moment, I suppose. We can realise now the wisdom of her vision in taking that revolutionary step. Further, I think it was one of the most effective means to eliminate sex-consciousness between the male and the female. We are in this respect much better than before now that shorts have become almost our normal dress.

1.04 - The Gods of the Veda, #Vedic and Philological Studies, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  (7) In his progress man is helped by the gods, resisted by the Asuras & Rakshasas. For the worlds behind have their own inhabitants, who, the whole universe being inextricably one, affect & are affected by the activities of mankind. The Bhuvar is the great place of struggle in which forces work behind the visible movements we see here and determine all our actions & fortunes. Swar is mans resting place but not his final or highest habitation which is Vishnus highest footing, Vishnoh paramam padam, high in the supreme parardha.
  (8) The 33 great gods belong to the higher worlds but rest in Swar & work at once in all the strata of consciousness, for the world is always one in its complexity. They are masters of the mental functions, masters also of the vital & material. Agni, for instance, governs the actions of the fiery elements in Nature & in man, but is also the vehicle of pure tapas, tu, tuvis or divine force. They are therefore mankinds greatest helpers.

1.04 - The Sacrifice the Triune Path and the Lord of the Sacrifice, #The Synthesis Of Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  All this difficult result can become possible only if there is an immense conversion, a total reversal of our consciousness, a supernormal entire transfiguration of the nature. There must be an ascension of the whole being, an ascension of spirit chained here and trammelled by its instruments and its environment to sheer Spirit free above, an ascension of soul towards some blissful Super-soul, an ascension of mind towards some luminous Supermind, an ascension of life towards some vast Super-life, an ascension of our very physicality to join its origin in some pure and plastic spirit-substance. And this cannot be a single swift upsoaring but, like the ascent of the sacrifice described in the Veda, a climbing from peak to peak in which from each summit one looks up to the much more that has still to be done. At the same time there must be a descent too to affirm below what we have gained above: on each height we conquer we have to turn to bring down its power and its illumination into the lower mortal movement; the discovery of the Light for ever radiant on high must correspond with the release of the same Light secret below in every part down to the deepest caves of subconscient Nature. And this pilgrimage of ascension and this descent for the labour of transformation must be inevitably a battle, a long war with ourselves and with opposing forces around us which, while it lasts, may well seem interminable. For all our old obscure and ignorant nature will contend repeatedly and obstinately with the transforming Influence, supported in its lagging unwillingness or its stark resistance by most of the established forces of environing universal Nature; the powers and principalities and the ruling beings of the Ignorance will not easily give up their empire.
  At first there may have to be a prolonged, often tedious and painful period of preparation and purification of all our being till it is ready and fit for an opening to a greater Truth and Light or to the Divine Influence and Presence. Even when centrally fitted, prepared, open already, it will still be long before all our movements of mind, life and body, all the multiple and conflicting members and elements of our personality consent or, consenting, are able to bear the difficult and exacting process of the transformation. And hardest of all, even if all in us is willing, is the struggle we shall have to carry through against the universal forces attached to the present unstable creation when we seek to make the final supramental conversion and reversal of consciousness by which the Divine Truth must be established in us in its plenitude and not merely what they would more readily permit, an illumined Ignorance.

1.04 - The Silent Mind, #Sri Aurobindo or the Adventure of Consciousness, #Satprem, #Integral Yoga
  distract ourselves or "think of something else." Gradually, this pressure takes on a more definite form, and we actually begin to feel a descending current, a current of force that does not resemble an unpleasant electric current but rather a flowing mass. We then begin to realize that the "pressure" or false headache was caused simply by our own resistance to the descent of this Force, and that the obvious thing to be done is not to obstruct the passage by blocking the current in the head, but to allow it to flow through all the levels of our being, from head to toe. This current is at first rather spasmodic, irregular; a slight,
  conscious effort is required of us to reconnect with it when it vanishes;

1.04 - What Arjuna Saw - the Dark Side of the Force, #Preparing for the Miraculous, #George Van Vrekhem, #Integral Yoga
  Inconscience which is the fundamental basis of all resist-
  ance in the individual and in the world, 29 the situation of
  the world worsened because the resistance against the ava-
  taric Work intensified. Things are bad, are growing worse

1.05 - 2010 and 1956 - Doomsday?, #Preparing for the Miraculous, #George Van Vrekhem, #Integral Yoga
  inevitably an enormous force [of resistance] commensu-
  rable with the magnitude of the thing that has to be done.
  But always these resistances turn out to have assisted by the
   resistance much more than they have impeded the inten-

1.05 - BOOK THE FIFTH, #Metamorphoses, #Ovid, #Poetry
  Their numbers to resist, against the wall
  He guards his back secure, and dares them all.
  --
  No longer let Hell's king thy sway resist;
  Take him, while stragling from his dark abodes

1.05 - Dharana, #Liber ABA, #Aleister Crowley, #Occultism
  2:We know that it is fairly easy for the ordinary educated mind to think without much distraction on a subject in which it is much interested. We have the popular phrase, "revolving a thing in the mind"; and as long as the subject is sufficiently complex, as long as thoughts pass freely, there is no great difficulty. So long as a gyroscope is in motion, it remains motionless relatively to its support, and even resists attempts to distract it; when it stops it falls from that position. If the earth ceased to spin round the sun, it would at once fall into the sun.
  3:The moment then that the student takes a simple subject - or rather a simple object - and imagines it or visualizes it, he will find that it is not so much his creature as he supposed. Other thoughts will invade the mind, so that the object is altogether forgotten, perhaps for whole minutes at a time; and at other times the object itself will begin to play all sorts of tricks.

1.05 - Hymns of Bharadwaja, #Hymns to the Mystic Fire, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
    6. Missioned create that swiftly, O Fire. Force is thine, resist with thy force our confronters. When revealed by thy lights, thou art formulated by our words, rejoice in the far-sounding thought of thy adorer.
    7. O Fire, may we possess in thy guard that high desire, - possess, O Lord of the treasures, that Treasure and its heroes, possess replenishing thee thy plenitude, possess, O ageless Fire, thy ageless light.

1.05 - Problems of Modern Psycho therapy, #The Practice of Psycho therapy, #Carl Jung, #Psychology
  can pry them loose. They develop the most violent resistances to any
  attempt to push consciousness aside; they want to talk with the doctor on
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  doctor has to overcome these resistances in himself, for who can educate
  others if he is himself uneducated? Who can enlighten others if he is still

1.05 - Ritam, #Vedic and Philological Studies, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  To complete our idea of the hymn & its significance, I shall give my rendering of its last three slokas,the justification of that rendering or comment on it would lead me far from the confines of my present subject. How, O friends, cries Kanwa to his fellow-worshippers, may we perfect (or enrich) the establishment in ourselves (by the mantra of praise) of Mitra & Aryaman or how the wide form of Varuna? May I not resist with speech him of you who smites & rebukes me while he yet leads me to the godhead; through the things of peace alone may I establish you in all my being. Let a man fear the god even when he is giving him all the four states of being (Mahas, Swar, Bhuvah, Bhuh), until the perfect settling in the Truth: let him not yearn towards evil expression. In other words, perfect adoration & submission to the gods who are leading us in the path, those who are yajnanh, leaders of the sacrifice, is the condition of the full wideness of Varunas being in us & the full indwelling ofMitra & Aryaman in the principles of the Ananda & the Ritam.
  In this simple, noble & striking hymn we arrive at a number of certainties about the ideas of the Vedic Rishis & usual images of their poetry which are of the last importance to our inquiry. First we see that the ascension or the journey of the human soul to a state of divine Truth is among the chief objects of the prayers & sacrifices of the Veda. Secondly, we see that this Truth is not merely the simple primitive conception of truth-speaking, but a condition of consciousness consisting in delight & resulting in a perfect spontaneous & free activity in which there is no falsehood or error; it is a state of divine nature, the Vedantic amritam. Thirdly, we see that this activity of self-perfection, the sadhana of modern Yoga, is represented in the Veda under the image of a journey or of a battle or both in one image. It is a struggle to advance beset by pitfalls & difficult passages, assailed & beset by hostile spiritual forces, the enemies, hurters or destroyers. Whenever therefore we have the image of a battle or a journey, we have henceforth the right to enquire whether it is not in every case the symbol of this great spiritual & psychological process. Fourthly we see that the Vedic sacrifice is in some hymns & may be in all a symbol of the same purport. It is an activity offered to the gods, led by them in this path, directed towards the attainment of the divine Truth-Consciousness & Truth-Life &, presumably, assailed by the same spiritual enemies. Fifthly, we find that words like vasu & tokam, representing the result of the sacrifice, & usually understood as material wealth & children, are used here, must presumably be used in passages & may, possibly, be used in all in a symbolic sense to express by a concrete figure psychological conceptions like Christs treasure laid up in heaven or the common image of the children of ones brain or of ones works. We have in fact, provided always our conclusions are confirmed by the evidence of other hymns, the decisive clue to the Secret of the Veda.

1.05 - Solitude, #Walden, and On The Duty Of Civil Disobedience, #Henry David Thoreau, #Philosophy
  Some of my pleasantest hours were during the long rain storms in the spring or fall, which confined me to the house for the afternoon as well as the forenoon, soothed by their ceaseless roar and pelting; when an early twilight ushered in a long evening in which many thoughts had time to take root and unfold themselves. In those driving north-east rains which tried the village houses so, when the maids stood ready with mop and pail in front entries to keep the deluge out, I sat behind my door in my little house, which was all entry, and thoroughly enjoyed its protection. In one heavy thunder shower the lightning struck a large pitch-pine across the pond, making a very conspicuous and perfectly regular spiral groove from top to bottom, an inch or more deep, and four or five inches wide, as you would groove a walking-stick. I passed it again the other day, and was struck with awe on looking up and beholding that mark, now more distinct than ever, where a terrific and resistless bolt came down out of the harmless sky eight years ago. Men frequently say to me, I should think you would feel lonesome down there, and want to be nearer to folks, rainy and snowy days and nights especially. I am tempted to reply to such,This whole earth which we inhabit is but a point in space. How far apart, think you, dwell the two most distant inhabitants of yonder star, the breadth of whose disk cannot be appreciated by our instruments? Why should I feel lonely? is not our planet in the Milky Way? This which you put seems to me not to be the most important question. What sort of space is that which separates a man from his fellows and makes him solitary? I have found that no exertion of the legs can bring two minds much nearer to one another. What do we want most to dwell near to? Not to many men surely, the depot, the post-office, the bar-room, the meeting-house, the school-house, the grocery, Beacon Hill, or the Five
  Points, where men most congregate, but to the perennial source of our life, whence in all our experience we have found that to issue, as the willow stands near the water and sends out its roots in that direction.

1.05 - The Activation of Human Energy, #Let Me Explain, #Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, #Christianity
  we do? resist the current?' This would be foolish and, more-
  over, impossible. Let ourselves be passively carried along by

1.05 - THE HOSTILE BROTHERS - ARCHETYPES OF RESPONSE TO THE UNKNOWN, #Maps of Meaning, #Jordan Peterson, #Psychology
  magnitude to resist the temptation of absolute power, freely offered, democratically granted even insisted
  upon? How would it be possible for anyone to remain properly humble, under such conditions? Most of us
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  Whom we resist. If then his Providence
  Out of our evil seeks to bring forth good,
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  knowledge of finitude and death. Potent motivation therefore exists to resist such development, when it
  duly emerges and to fight desperately for maintenance of childhood ignorance, that previous plateau of
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  in fact offer resistance to such adaptation, as a consequence of their resentment at being twisted and
  ignored. Failure to utilize full human potential severely undermines strength of individual character.
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  early hours of the morning, when people are easily frightened, dazed and less likely to offer resistance,
  more willing to cooperate, in their fear and naive hope afraid for the security of their nervously gathered
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  not resist telling her: Come on now, say farewell to your children!
  Heres the sort of people they were. A letter from her fifteen-year old daughter came to Yelizaveta
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  misdirected, or because she has encountered some fettering resistance....
  Belief in the natural metamorphosis of metals is of very ancient origin in China and it is also found in
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  The dread and resistance which every natural human being experiences when it comes to delving too
  deeply into himself is, at bottom, the fear of the journey to Hades. If it were only resistance that he felt,
  it would not be so bad. In actual fact, however, the psychic substratum, that dark realm of the unknown,

1.05 - The New Consciousness, #On the Way to Supermanhood, #Satprem, #Integral Yoga
  But at the beginning this functioning is still unsure. We are constantly snatched back by the old machinery, the habit of mulling over thoughts, judging, deducing, calculating, and immediately it is as if a veil fell, a screen came between the quiet clarity behind and the arduous whirlwind here: communications are jammed. Again we have to take a step back and find the comfortable expanse and it is irritating, uncommunicative and apparently indifferent to our fate, opposing a neutral silence, an unrelieved blankness to the question we send it and which would yet call for an immediate answer. So we yield once more; we start up the machine again only to realize that everything was blank behind so we would not move in front, and that the time for an answer had not yet come. We keep stumbling along and persisting, trustful but awkward outwardly (or in front), when circumstances would call for swiftness and efficiency, and those who work with the old reason may scoff, as perhaps the old veteran anthropoid scoffed at the clumsiness of the apprentice man: we miss the branch. We fall and pick ourselves up. We go on. But gradually, as our demechanization gains ground, grows sure-footed and more perfect, the communications become clearer, the perceptions more accurate and precise. We begin to unravel a whole jumbled network that had previously seemed like logic itself. From within the tranquil clarity, we notice a multitude of movements rising from below, from outside, from others; it is a mixture of vibrations, a cacophony of minuscule impulses, a battlefield, an arena filled with obscure contenders, blind drives, dark flashes, microscopic and stubborn wills. And all of a sudden, in all that muddle falls a tiny little drop from our quiet river without our wanting it or trying or even asking for it and everything loosens up, smoothes out, disappears, dissolves. That face there in front of us, this grating little circumstance, that knot of difficulty, this stubborn resistance vanishes, melts away, smoothes out, opens up as if by magic. We begin to enter mastery.
  But it is a curious sort of mastery it does not obey us at all! On the contrary, the minute we try to use it, it eludes us completely, slips through our fingers, pokes fun at us and leaves us looking foolish, like an apprentice sculptor trying to imitate the stroke of the Master: our stroke misses. We even hit our fingers. And we learn. Perhaps we learn not to want anything. But it is a little more complicated than that complicated from our standpoint, of course, because everything is complicated on this side; it is complexity itself. In fact, it is simple. We are learning the law of rhythm. Because Truth is a rhythm.

1.05 - True and False Subjectivism, #The Human Cycle, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  For this is the sense of the characteristic turn which modern civilisation is taking. Everywhere we are beginning, though still sparsely and in a groping tentative fashion, to approach things from the subjective standpoint. In education our object is to know the psychology of the child as he grows into man and to found our systems of teaching and training upon that basis. The new aim is to help the child to develop his intellectual, aesthetic, emotional, moral, spiritual being and his communal life and impulses out of his own temperament and capacities,a very different object from that of the old education which was simply to pack so much stereotyped knowledge into his resisting brain and impose a stereotyped rule of conduct on his struggling and dominated impulses.1 In dealing with the criminal the most advanced societies are no longer altogether satisfied with regarding him as a law-breaker to be punished, imprisoned, terrified, hanged or else tortured physically and morally, whether as a revenge for his revolt or as an example to others; there is a growing attempt to understand him, to make allowance for his heredity, environment and inner deficiencies and to change him from within rather than crush him from without. In the general view of society itself, we begin to regard the community, the nation or any other fixed grouping of men as a living organism with a subjective being of its own and a corresponding growth and natural development which it is its business to bring to perfection and fruition. So far, good; the greater knowledge, the truer depth, the wiser humanity of this new view of things are obvious. But so also are the limitations of our knowledge and experience on this new path and the possibility of serious errors and stumblings.
  If we look at the new attempt of nations, whether subject or imperial, to fulfil themselves consciously and especially at the momentous experiment of the subjective German nationality, we shall see the starting-point of these possible errors. The first danger arises from the historical fact of the evolution of the subjective age out of the individualistic; and the first enormous stumble has accordingly been to transform the error of individualistic egoism into the more momentous error of a great communal egoism. The individual seeking for the law of his being can only find it safely if he regards clearly two great psychological truths and lives in that clear vision. First, the ego is not the self; there is one self of all and the soul is a portion of that universal Divinity. The fulfilment of the individual is not the utmost development of his egoistic intellect, vital force, physical well-being and the utmost satisfaction of his mental, emotional, physical cravings, but the flowering of the divine in him to its utmost capacity of wisdom, power, love and universality and through this flowering his utmost realisation of all the possible beauty and delight of existence.
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  It is necessary, if we are not to deceive ourselves, to note that even in this field what Germany has done is to systematise certain strong actual tendencies and principles of international action to the exclusion of all that either professed to resist or did actually modify them. If a sacred egoism and the expression did not come from Teutonic lipsis to govern international relations, then it is difficult to deny the force of the German position. The theory of inferior and decadent races was loudly proclaimed by other than German thinkers and has governed, with whatever assuaging scruples, the general practice of military domination and commercial exploitation of the weak by the strong; all that Germany has done is to attempt to give it a wider extension and more rigorous execution and apply it to European as well as to Asiatic and African peoples. Even the severity or brutality of her military methods or of her ways of colonial or internal political repression, taken at their worst, for much once stated against her has been proved and admitted to be deliberate lies manufactured by her enemies, was only a crystallising of certain recent tendencies towards the revival of ancient and mediaeval hardheartedness in the race. The use and even the justification of massacre and atrocious cruelty in war on the ground of military exigency and in the course of commercial exploitation or in the repression of revolt and disorder has been quite recently witnessed in the other continents, to say nothing of certain outskirts of Europe.9 From one point of view, it is well that terrible examples of the utmost logic of these things should be prominently forced on the attention of mankind; for by showing the evil stripped of all veils the choice between good and evil instead of a halting between the two will be forced on the human conscience. Woe to the race if it blinds its conscience and buttresses up its animal egoism with the old justifications; for the gods have shown that Karma is not a jest.
  But the whole root of the German error lies in its mistaking life and the body for the self. It has been said that this gospel is simply a reversion to the ancient barbarism of the religion of Odin; but this is not the truth. It is a new and a modern gospel born of the application of a metaphysical logic to the conclusions of materialistic Science, of a philosophic subjectivism to the objective pragmatic positivism of recent thought. Just as Germany applied the individualistic position to the realisation of her communal subjective existence, so she applied the materialistic and vitalistic thought of recent times and equipped it with a subjective philosophy. Thus she arrived at a bastard creed, an objective subjectivism which is miles apart from the true goal of a subjective age. To show the error it is necessary to see wherein lies the true individuality of man and of the nation. It lies not in its physical, economic, even its cultural life which are only means and adjuncts, but in something deeper whose roots are not in the ego, but in a Self one in difference which relates the good of each, on a footing of equality and not of strife and domination, to the good of the rest of the world.

1.05 - War And Politics, #Twelve Years With Sri Aurobindo, #Nirodbaran, #Integral Yoga
  "Because the French were corrupt and had no power of resistance. The English had still some of their old virtues left, to which support could be given. The Mother says, 'The French have betrayed Czechoslovakia and thereby stand condemned.'"
  Similarly, when France, after the fall of Dunkirk, rejected Churchill's proposal of a common citizenship for Britain and France so that they might carry on the fight as one country, the Mother seems to have considered it a rejection of the Divine Grace itself that had come to the help of France at the most opportune moment. The entire speech of Churchill was dictated in the occult way by the Mother, we were told.
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  Sri Aurobindo: That is the danger now. I don't think the invasion of England is likely; if Britain cannot help with sufficient anti-tank guns, aeroplanes, etc., it will be difficult for the Balkan Powers to resist Germany.
  Q: Turkey may come in to help Bulgaria if it is attacked.
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  Sri Aurobindo: Even if there is one, how long will Hitler respect it if he wins? Then Russia will have either to resist or be effaced. Stalin counted on the exhaustion of the Axis as well as of England and France. Now if Hitler takes Turkey, Africa and Egypt, that will mean practically England's defeat. After that, what can Russia do? Hitler has a sufficiently big army to fight on two fronts while England can hardly spare her troops.
  When Norway and Sweden had been threatened by Germany, Sri Aurobindo commented in another talk, "It is a frightened self-interest that has overtaken these countries. Each of them thinks that it will be safe, whereas actually each will be swallowed up in turn. It seems the Allies will have to fight single-handed, if there is a World War, against Russia and Germany a formidable combination.... There is no chance for the world unless something happens in Germany or else Hitler and Stalin quarrel. But there is no such likelihood at present."
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  Yugoslavia, according to the radio, had signed a protocol with Germany regarding political and economic questions. Sri Aurobindo said, "Yugoslavia is now dependent on Germany economically and politically which means everything. If the news is true, that is the beginning of the end of the Balkans, because Bulgaria won't resist. Greece will be at her wits' end without the help of Turkey and what can Turkey do alone? So Hitler comes to Asia Minor and that means India. That was what I thought long before Hitler's intention about the Balkans was known. Now his move is quite clear. He will try to move towards the Mediterranean, take possession of the Suez and then Egypt, a simultaneous movement in Spain for Gibraltar with the help of France or without. After Egypt, he will try to take North Africa with Ptain's consent. If Petain refuses, he may be replaced by Laval. If both refuse, he will occupy the whole of France and the Mediterranean ports. All this will be most dangerous to England, and the English blockade won't be effective any more. In fact, I felt this danger from the very beginning of the War."
  Well, these long extracts sum up Sri Aurobindo's vision of the War. They embody his active interest and participation by his spiritual Force in it. One wonders what would have been the fate of the world without Sri Aurobindo's actual intervention. I often marvelled at the grasp he showed of military affairs. Once I asked him in my letter whether he had any latent military capacity in him, his reply was, "Not in this life." When somebody asked the Mother why England was meeting reverses in spite of Sri Aurobindo's support, she replied, "If he had not helped Britain, she would have been swallowed up by Hitler long ago." Unfortunately I haven't kept further record of the talks on the War. When America joined the Allies and Hitler attacked Russia there was no doubt that behind both these movements, Sri Aurobindo's divine diplomacy played a great part just as his intervention or what he called the Divine Intervention saved England from invasion by Hitler. In October 1939, Sri Aurobindo wrote a poem on Hitler in which what he predicted came so literally true!

1.06 - Being Human and the Copernican Principle, #Preparing for the Miraculous, #George Van Vrekhem, #Integral Yoga
  in the Word of God. This, and the increasing resistance
  against the very human and corrupt mammoth institution

1.06 - Magicians as Kings, #The Golden Bough, #James George Frazer, #Occultism
  sickness upon such as resisted him. As soon as any considerable
  number of his people began to disbelieve in his influence with the

1.06 - MORTIFICATION, NON-ATTACHMENT, RIGHT LIVELIHOOD, #The Perennial Philosophy, #Aldous Huxley, #Philosophy
  There can be no complete communism except in the goods of the spirit and, to some extent also, of the mind, and only when such goods are possessed by men and women in a state of non-attachment and self-denial. Some degree of mortification, it should be noted, is an indispensable prerequisite for the creation and enjoyment even of merely intellectual and aesthetic goods. Those who choose the profession of artist, philosopher, or man of science, choose, in many cases, a life of poverty and unrewarded hard work. But these are by no means the only mortifications they have to undertake. When he looks at the world, the artist must deny his ordinary human tendency to think of things in utilitarian, self-regarding terms. Similarly, the critical philosopher must mortify his commonsense, while the research worker must steadfastly resist the temptations to over-simplify and think conventionally, and must make himself docile to the leadings of mysterious Fact. And what is true of the creators of aesthetic and intellectual goods is also true of the enjoyers of such goods, when created. That these mortifications are by no means trifling has been shown again and again in the course of history. One thinks, for example, of the intellectually mortified Socrates and the hemlock with which his unmortified compatriots rewarded him. One thinks of the heroic efforts that had to be made by Galileo and his contemporaries to break with the Aristotelian convention of thought, and the no less heroic efforts that have to be made today by any scientist who believes that there is more in the universe than can be discovered by employing the time-hallowed recipes of Descartes. Such mortifications have their reward in a state of consciousness that corresponds, on a lower level, to spiritual beatitude. The artistand the philosopher and the man of science are also artistsknows the bliss of aesthetic contemplation, discovery and non-attached possession.
  The goods of the intellect, the emotions and the imagination are real goods; but they are not the final good, and when we treat them as ends in themselves, we fall into idolatry. Mortification of will, desire and action is not enough; there must also be mortification in the fields of knowing, thinking, feeling and fancying.

1.06 - On Induction, #The Problems of Philosophy, #Bertrand Russell, #Philosophy
  And this kind of association is not confined to men; in animals also it is very strong. A horse which has been often driven along a certain road resists the attempt to drive him in a different direction. Domestic animals expect food when they see the person who usually feeds them. We know that all these rather crude expectations of uniformity are liable to be misleading. The man who has fed the chicken every day throughout its life at last wrings its neck instead, showing that more refined views as to the uniformity of nature would have been useful to the chicken.
  But in spite of the misleadingness of such expectations, they nevertheless exist. The mere fact that something has happened a certain number of times causes animals and men to expect that it will happen again. Thus our instincts certainly cause us to believe that the sun will rise to-morrow, but we may be in no better a position than the chicken which unexpectedly has its neck wrung. We have therefore to distinguish the fact that past uniformities _cause_ expectations as to the future, from the question whether there is any reasonable ground for giving weight to such expectations after the question of their validity has been raised.

1.06 - Quieting the Vital, #Sri Aurobindo or the Adventure of Consciousness, #Satprem, #Integral Yoga
  These adverse forces have been given all sorts of devilish and "negative" names through the world's spiritual history, as if their sole aim were to damn the seeker and give decent people a hard time. The reality is somewhat different, for where is the devil if not in God? If he is not in God, then there is not much left in God, because this world is evil enough, as are quite a few other worlds, so that not much would remain that is pure, except perhaps for a dimensionless and shadowless mathematical point. In reality, as experience shows, these disturbing forces have their place in the universe; they are disturbing only at the scale of our constricted momentary consciousness, and for a specific purpose. Firstly, they always catch us with our defenses down yet were we firm and one-pointed, they could not shake us for a second. In addition, if we look into ourselves instead of whining and blaming the devil or the world's wickedness, we find that each of these attacks has exposed one of our many virtuous pretenses, or, as Mother says, has pulled off the little coats we put on to avoid seeing. Not only do the little, or big, coats conceal our own weaknesses, they are everywhere in the world, hiding its small deficiencies as well as its enormous conceit; and if the perturbing forces yank the coats a bit violently, it is not at random or with wanton malice, but to open our eyes and compel us to a perfection we might otherwise resist, because as soon as we have grasped hold of a grain of truth or a wisp of ideal,
  we have the unfortunate tendency to lock it up in an hermetic and 66
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  Another observation, which follows from the first, becomes plainly apparent: that of the utter powerlessness of the vital to help others, or even simply to communicate with others, except when there is a meeting of egos. There is not a single vital vibration emanating from us, or relayed by us, that cannot immediately change into its opposite in the other person. We need only wish someone well for the corresponding ill feeling or resistance or opposite reaction to awaken automatically, as if it were being received at the same time as the other; the process seems as spontaneous and inevitable as a chemical reaction. Indeed, the vital does not seek to help, it always seeks to take, in every possible manner. All our feelings are tainted with grabbing. Our feeling of sadness any sadness at a friend's betrayal,
  for example, is the sure sign of our ego's involvement, for if we truly loved people for themselves, and not for ourselves, we would love them in any circumstances, even as adversaries; we would feel the joy of their existence in all cases. Our sorrows and sufferings are actually 71

1.06 - The Ascent of the Sacrifice 2 The Works of Love - The Works of Life, #The Synthesis Of Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  It is here that the emergence of the secret psychic being in us as the leader of the sacrifice is of the utmost importance; for this inmost being alone can bring with it the full power of the spirit in the act, the soul in the symbol. It alone can assure, even while the spiritual consciousness is incomplete, the perennial freshness and sincerity and beauty of the symbol and prevent it from becoming a dead form or a corrupted and corrupting magic; it alone can preserve for the act its power with its significance. All the other members of our being, mind, life-force, physical or body consciousness, are too much under the control of the Ignorance to be a sure instrumentation and much less can they be a guide or the source of an unerring impulse. Always the greater part of the motive and action of these powers clings to the old law, the deceiving tablets, the cherished inferior movements of Nature and they meet with reluctance, alarm or revolt or obstructing inertia the voices and the forces that call and impel us to exceed and transform ourselves into a greater being and a wider Nature. In their major part the response is either a resistance or a qualified or temporising acquiescence; for even if they follow the call, they yet tend - when not consciously, then by automatic habit - to bring into the spiritual action their own natural disabilities and errors. At every moment they are moved to take egoistic advantage of the psychic and spiritual influences and can be detected using the power, joy or light these bring into us for a lower life-motive. Afterwards too, even when the seeker has opened to the Divine Love transcendental, universal or immanent, yet if he tries to pour it into life, he meets the power of obscuration and perversion of these lower Natureforces. Always they draw away towards pitfalls, pour into that higher intensity their diminishing elements, seek to capture the descending Power for themselves and their interests and degrade it into an aggrandised mental, vital or physical instrumentation for desire and ego. Instead of a Divine Love creator of a new heaven and a new earth of Truth and Light, they would hold it here prisoner as a tremendous sanction and glorifying force of sublimation to gild the mud of the old earth and colour with its rose and sapphire the old turbid unreal skies of sentimentalising vital imagination and mental idealised chimera. If that falsification is permitted, the higher Light and Power and Bliss withdraw, there is a fall back to a lower status; or else the realisation remains tied to an insecure half-way and mixture or is covered and even submerged by an inferior exaltation that is not the true Ananda. It is for this reason that Divine Love which is at the heart of all creation and the most powerful of all redeeming and creative forces has yet been the least frontally present in earthly life, the least successfully redemptive, the least creative. Human nature has been unable to bear it in its purity for the very reason that it is the most powerful, pure, rare and intense of all the divine energies; what little could be seized has been corrupted at once into a vital pietistic ardour, a defenceless religious or ethical sentimentalism, a sensuous or even sensual erotic mysticism of the roseate coloured mind or passionately turbid life-impulse and with these simulations compensated its inability to house the Mystic Flame that could rebuild the world with its tongues of sacrifice. It is only the inmost psychic being unveiled and emerging in its full power that can lead the pilgrim sacrifice unscathed through these ambushes and pitfalls; at each moment it catches, exposes, repels the mind's and the life's falsehoods, seizes hold on the truth of the Divine Love and Ananda and separates it from the excitement of the mind's ardours and the blind enthusiasms of the misleading life-force. But all things that are true at their core in mind and life and the physical being it extricates and takes with it in the journey till they stand on the heights, new in spirit and sublime in figure.
  And yet even the leading of the inmost psychic being is not found sufficient until it has succeeded in raising itself out of this mass of inferior Nature to the highest spiritual levels and the divine spark and flame descended here have rejoined themselves to their original fiery Ether. For there is there no longer a spiritual consciousness still imperfect and half lost to itself in the thick sheaths of human mind, life and body, but the full spiritual consciousness in its purity, freedom and intense wideness. There, as it is the eternal Knower that becomes the Knower in us and mover and user of all knowledge, so it is the eternal All-Blissful who is the Adored attracting to himself the eternal divine portion of his being and joy that has gone out into the play of the universe, the infinite Lover pouring himself out in the multiplicity of his own manifested selves in a happy Oneness.
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   detect the origin and law of our feelings, emotions, sensations, passions, are free to accept, reject, new-create, open to wider, rise to higher planes of Life-Power. We begin to perceive too the key to the enigma of Matter, follow the interplay of Mind and Life and Consciousness upon it, discover more and more its instrumental and resultant function and detect ultimately the last secret of Matter as a form not merely of Energy but of involved and arrested or unstably fixed and restricted consciousness and begin to see too the possibility of its liberation and plasticity of response to higher Powers, its possibilities for the conscious and no longer the more than half-inconscient incarnation and self-expression of the Spirit. All this and more becomes more and more possible as the working of the Divine Shakti increases in us and, against much resistance or labour to respond of our obscure consciousness, through much struggle and movement of progress and regression and renewed progress necessitated by the work of intensive transformation of a half-inconscient into a conscious substance, moves to a greater purity, truth, height, range. All depends on the psychic awakening in us, the completeness of our response to her and our growing surrender.
  But all this can only constitute a greater inner life with a greater possibility of the outer action and is a transitional achievement; the full transformation can come only by the ascent of the sacrifice to its farthest heights and its action upon life with the power and light and beatitude of the divine supramental
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   momentarily or permanently abandoned. For provided we do not substitute for that our desire or our ego, and to that end the soul must be always awake, always on guard, alive to the divine guidance, resistant to the undivine misleading from within or without us, that Force is sufficient and alone competent and she will lead us to the fulfilment along ways and by means too large, too inward, too complex for the mind to follow, much less to dictate. It is an arduous and difficult and dangerous way, but there is none other.
  Two rules alone there are that will diminish the difficulty and obviate the danger. One must reject all that comes from the ego, from vital desire, from the mere mind and its presumptuous reasoning incompetence, all that ministers to these agents of the

1.06 - THE FOUR GREAT ERRORS, #Twilight of the Idols, #Friedrich Nietzsche, #Philosophy
  he did not resist illness, was in itself already the outcome of
  impoverished life, of hereditary exhaustion. The newspaper reader says:

1.06 - The Four Powers of the Mother, #The Mother With Letters On The Mother, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  14:If you desire this transformation, put yourself in the hands of the Mother and her Powers without cavil or resistance and let her do unhindered her work within you. Three things you must have, consciousness, plasticity, unreserved surrender. For you must be conscious in your mind and soul and heart and life and the very cells of your body, aware of the Mother and her Powers and their working; for although she can and does work in you even in your obscurity and your unconscious parts and moments, it is not the same thing as when you are in an awakened and living communion with her. All your nature must be plastic to her touch, - not questioning as the self-sufficient ignorant mind questions and doubts and disputes and is the enemy of its enlightenment and change; not insisting on its own movements as the vital in man insists and persistently opposes its refractory desires and ill-will to every divine influence; not obstructing and entrenched in incapacity, inertia and tamas as man's physical consciousness obstructs and clinging to its pleasure in smallness and darkness cries out against each touch that disturbs its soulless routine or its dull sloth or its torpid slumber. The unreserved surrender of your inner and outer being will bring this plasticity into all the parts of your nature; consciousness will awaken everywhere in you by constant openness to the Wisdom and Light, the Force, the Harmony and Beauty, the Perfection that come flowing down from above. Even the body will awake and unite at last its consciousness subliminal no longer to the supramental superconscious Force, feel all her powers permeating from above and below and around it and thrill to a supreme Love and Ananda.
  15:But be on your guard and do not try to understand and judge the Divine Mother by your little earthly mind that loves to subject even the things that are beyond it to its own norms and standards, its narrow reasonings and erring impressions, its bottomless aggressive ignorance and its petty self-confident knowledge. The human mind shut in the prison of its half-lit obscurity cannot follow the many-sided freedom of the steps of the Divine Shakti. The rapidity and complexity of her vision and action outrun its stumbling comprehension; the measures of her movement are not its measures. Bewildered by the swift alternation of her many different personalities, her making of rhythms and her breaking of rhythms, her accelerations of speed and her retardations, her varied ways of dealing with the problem of one and of another, her taking up and dropping now of this line and now of that one and her gathering of them together, it will not recognise the way of the Supreme Power when it is circling and sweeping upwards through the maze of the Ignorance to a supernal Light. Open rather your soul to her and be content to feel her with the psychic nature and see her with the psychic vision that alone make a straight response to the Truth. Then the Mother herself will enlighten by their psychic elements your mind and heart and life and physical consciousness and reveal to them too her ways and her nature.

1.06 - The Greatness of the Individual, #Essays In Philosophy And Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  In all movements, in every great mass of human action it is the Spirit of the Time, that which Europe calls the Zeitgeist and India Kala, who expresses himself. The very names are deeply significant. Kali, the Mother of all and destroyer of all, is the Shakti that works in secret in the heart of humanity manifesting herself in the perpetual surge of men, institutions and movements, Mahakala the Spirit within whose energy goes abroad in her and moulds the progress of the world and the destiny of the nations. His is the impetus which fulfils itself in Time, and once there is movement, impetus from the Spirit within, Time and the Mother take charge of it, prepare, ripen and fulfil. When the Zeitgeist, God in Time, moves in a settled direction, then all the forces of the world are called in to swell the established current towards the purpose decreed. That which consciously helps, swells it, but that which hinders swells it still more, and like a wave on the windswept Ocean, now rising, now falling, now high on the crest of victory and increase, now down in the troughs of discouragement and defeat, the impulse from the hidden Source sweeps onward to its preordained fulfilment. Man may help or man may resist, but the Zeitgeist works, shapes, overbears, insists.
  The great and memorable vision of Kurukshetra when Sri Krishna manifesting his world-form declared himself as destroying Time, is significant of this deep perception of humanity. When Arjuna wished to cast aside his bow and quiver, when he said, This is a sin we do and a great destruction of men and brothers, I will forbear, Sri Krishna after convincing his intellect of error, proceeded by that marvellous vision described in the eleventh canto of the Gita to stamp the truth of things upon his imagination. Thus run the mighty stanzas:
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  Who could resist the purpose of the Zeitgeist? There were strong men in India then by the hundred, great philosophers and Yogins, subtle statesmen, leaders of men, kings of thought and action, the efflorescence of a mighty intellectual civilisation at its height. A little turning to the right instead of to the left on the part of a few of these would, it might seem, have averted the whole catastrophe. So Arjuna thought when he flung aside his bow. He was the whole hope of the Pandavas and without him their victory must seem a mere dream and to fight an act of madness. Yet it is to him that the Zeitgeist proclaims the utter helplessness of the mightiest and the sure fulfilment of Gods decree. Even without thee all they shall not be, the men of war who stand arrayed in the opposing squadrons. For these men are only alive in the body; in that which stands behind and fulfils itself they are dead men. Whom God protects who shall slay? Whom God has slain who shall protect? The man who slays is only the occasion, the instrument by which the thing done behind the veil becomes the thing done on this side of it. That which was true of the great slaying at Kurukshetra is true of all things that are done in this world, of all the creation, destruction and preservation that make up the ll.
  The greatness of this teaching is for the great. Those who are commissioned to bring about mighty changes are full of the force of the Zeitgeist. Kali has entered into them and Kali when she enters into a man cares nothing for rationality and possibility. She is the force of Nature that whirls the stars in their orbits, lightly as a child might swing a ball, and to that force there is nothing impossible. She is aghaana-ghaana-payas, very skilful in bringing about the impossible. She is the devtmaakti svaguair nigh, the Power of the Divine Spirit hidden in the modes of its own workings, and she needs nothing but time to carry out the purpose with which she is commissioned. She moves in Time and the very movement fulfils itself, creates its means, accomplishes its ends. It is not an accident that she works in one man more than in another. He is chosen because he is a likely vessel, and having chosen him she neither rejects him till the purpose is fulfilled nor allows him to reject her. Therefore Sri Krishna tells Arjuna:

1.07 - A Song of Longing for Tara, the Infallible, #How to Free Your Mind - Tara the Liberator, #Thubten Chodron, #unset
  will constantly be resistant and doubt their wisdom. Of course, if a teacher
  gives us Dharma advice that is against the general Buddhist teachings, we
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  benet us or them. Separation is denite, and trying to resist the undeniable
  is futile. So instead of clinging to dear ones, we let go of our attachment and

1.07 - BOOK THE SEVENTH, #Metamorphoses, #Ovid, #Poetry
  But love, resistless love, my soul invades;
  Discretion this, affection that perswades.
  --
  Thee, Cynthia, my resistless rhymes drew down,
  When tinkling cymbals strove my voice to drown;
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  Death stalk'd around with such resistless sway,
  The temples of the Gods his force obey,

1.07 - Medicine and Psycho therapy, #The Practice of Psycho therapy, #Carl Jung, #Psychology
  by not fitting into the hierarchy of the conscious mind, or by the resistance
  it successfully puts up against the will. This fact, which can easily beestablished by experiment, is the reason why psychoneuroses and

1.07 - On Dreams, #Words Of Long Ago, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  This is one of the main causes of the resistances which our will for progress often encounters within us, of the difficulties which sometimes appear insurmountable to us and which we are unable to explain, because our goodwill seems so integral to us.
  We must therefore learn to know our dreams, and first of all to distinguish between them, for they are very varied in nature and quality. In the course of one night we may often have several dreams which belong to different categories, depending on the depth of our sleep.

1.07 - Standards of Conduct and Spiritual Freedom, #The Synthesis Of Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  16:Against this danger of suppression and immobilisation Nature in the individual reacts. It may react by an isolated resistance ranging from the instinctive and brutal revolt of the criminal to the complete negation of the solitary and ascetic. It may react by the assertion of an individualistic trend in the social idea, may impose it on the mass consciousness and establish a compromise between the individual and the social demand. But a compromise is not a solution; it only salves over the difficulty and in the end increases the complexity of the problem and multiplies its issues. A new principle has to be called in other and higher than the two conflicting instincts and powerful at once to override and to reconcile them. Above the natural individual law which sets up as our one standard of conduct the satisfaction of our individual needs, preferences and desires and the natural communal law which sets up as a superior standard the satisfaction of the needs, preferences and desires of the community as a whole, there had to arise the notion of an ideal moral law which is not the satisfaction of need and desire, but controls and even coerces or annuls them in the interests of an ideal order that is not animal, not vital and physical, but mental, a creation of the mind's seeking for light and knowledge and right rule and right movement and true order. The moment this notion becomes powerful in man, he begins to escape from the engrossing vital and material into the mental life; he climbs from the first to the second degree of the threefold ascent of Nature. His needs and desires themselves are touched with a more elevated light of purpose and the mental need, the aesthetic, intellectual and emotional desire begin to predominate over the demand of the physical and vital nature.
  17:The natural law of conduct proceeds from a conflict to an equilibrium of forces, impulsions and desires; the higher ethical law proceeds by the development of the mental and moral nature towards a fixed internal standard or else a self-formed ideal of absolute qualities, - justice, righteousness, love, right reason, right power, beauty, light. It is therefore essentially an individual standard; it is not a creation of the mass mind. The thinker is the individual; it is he who calls out and throws into forms that which would otherwise remain subconscious in the amorphous human whole. The moral striver is also the individual; selfdiscipline, not under the yoke of an outer law, but in obedience to an internal light, is essentially an individual effort. But by positing his personal standard as the translation of an absolute moral ideal the thinker imposes it, not on himself alone, but on all the individuals whom his thought can reach and penetrate. And as the mass of individuals come more and more to accept it in idea if only in an imperfect practice or no practice, society also is compelled to obey the new orientation. It absorbs the ideative influence and tries, not with any striking success, to mould its institutions into new forms touched by these higher ideals. But always its instinct is to translate them into binding law, into pattern forms, into mechanic custom, into an external social compulsion upon its living units.

1.07 - The Continuity of Consciousness, #Knowledge of the Higher Worlds, #Rudolf Steiner, #Occultism
  That this higher soul-being should be born during deep sleep will be easily grasped, for if that delicate organism lacking all power of resistance chanced to appear during physical every-day life it could not prevail against the harsh and powerful processes of this life. Its activity would be of no account against that of the body. During sleep, however, when the body rests in as far as its activity is dependent on sense perception, the activity of the higher soul, at first so delicate and inconspicuous, can come into evidence. Here again the student must bear in mind that these experiences during sleep may not be regarded as fully valid knowledge, so long as he is not in a position to carry over his awakened higher soul
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1.07 - The Fourth Circle The Avaricious and the Prodigal. Plutus. Fortune and her Wheel. The Fifth Circle The Irascible and the Sullen. Styx., #The Divine Comedy, #Dante Alighieri, #Christianity
  Beyond resistance of all human wisdom.
  Therefore one people triumphs, and another

1.07 - THE GREAT EVENT FORESHADOWED - THE PLANETIZATION OF MANKIND, #The Future of Man, #Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, #Christianity
  on their headlong courses, than we men can resist the cosmic
  forces of a converging universe!
  And why should we seek to resist these unifying forces which
  are essentially benevolent? Is it because we are afraid that in the

1.07 - The Primary Data of Being, #unset, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Finally, in the moral characteristics of the individual being, the two dissociated principles of the Absolute are diversely affirmed, that of unity by the exclusive and egoistic oneness of the personal I, that of permanence by a sort of fixity, of inertia, of resistance to the universal movement, a refusal unceasingly opposed to the powers of evolution and progress.
  All life in the relative thus pursues its vain dream and tends towards a sort of personal Absolute which the experience of the reason must one day transform for each being into an endeavour towards the absolute consciousness of the Impersonal.

1.07 - TRUTH, #The Perennial Philosophy, #Aldous Huxley, #Philosophy
  In later Buddhist philosophy words are regarded as one of the prime determining factors in the creative evolution of human beings. In this philosophy five categories of being are recognizedName, Appearance, Discrimination, Right Knowledge. Suchness. The first three are related for evil, the last two for good. Appearances are discriminated by the sense organs, then reified by naming, so that words are taken for things and symbols are used as the measure of reality. According to this view, language is a main source of the sense of separateness and the blasphemous idea of individual self-sufficiency, with their inevitable corollaries of greed, envy, lust for power, anger and cruelty. And from these evil passions there springs the necessity of an indefinitely protracted and repeated separate existence under the same, self-perpetuated conditions of craving and infatuation. The only escape is through a creative act of the will, assisted by Buddha-grace, leading through selflessness to Right Knowledge, which consists, among other things, in a proper appraisal of Names, Appearances and Discrimination. In and through Right Knowledge, one emerges from the infatuating delusion of I, me, mine, and, resisting the temptation to deny the world in a state of premature and one-sided ecstasy, or to affirm it by living like the average sensual man, one comes at last to the transfiguring awareness that samsara and nirvana are one, to the unitive apprehension of pure Suchness the ultimate Ground, which can only be indicated, never adequately described in verbal symbols.
  In connection with the Mahayanist view that words play an important and even creative part in the evolution of unregenerate human nature, we may mention Humes arguments against the reality of causation. These arguments start from the postulate that all events are loose and separate from one another and proceed with faultless logic to a conclusion that makes complete nonsense of all organized thought or purposive action. The fallacy, as Professor Stout has pointed out, lies in the preliminary postulate. And when we ask ourselves what it was that induced Hume to make this odd and quite unrealistic assumption that events are loose and separate, we see that his only reason for flying in the face of immediate experience was the fact that things and happenings are symbolically represented in our thought by nouns, verbs and adjectives, and that these words are, in effect, loose and separate from one another in a way which the events and things they stand for quite obviously are not. Taking words as the measure of things, instead of using things as the measure of words, Hume imposed the discrete and, so to say, pointilliste pattern of language upon the continuum of actual experiencewith the impossibly paradoxical results with which we are all familiar. Most human beings are not philosophers and care not at all for consistency in thought or action. Thus, in some circumstances they take it for granted that events are not loose and separate, but co-exist or follow one another within the organized and organizing field of a cosmic whole. But on other occasions, where the opposite view is more nearly in accord with their passions or interests, they adopt, all unconsciously, the Humian position and treat events as though they were as independent of one another and the rest of the world as the words by which they are symbolized. This is generally true of all occurrences involving I, me, mine. Reifying the loose and separate names, we regard the things as also loose and separatenot subject to law, not involved in the network of relationships, by which in fact they are so obviously bound up with their physical, social and spiritual environment. We regard as absurd the idea that there is no causal process in nature and no organic connection between events and things in the lives of other people; but at the same time we accept as axiomatic the notion that our own sacred ego is loose and separate from the universe, a law unto itself above the moral dharma and even, in many respects, above the natural law of causality. Both in Buddhism and Catholicism, monks and nuns were encouraged to avoid the personal pronoun and to speak of themselves in terms of circumlocutions that clearly indicated their real relationship with the cosmic reality and their fellow creatures. The precaution was a wise one. Our responses to familiar words are conditioned reflexes. By changing the stimulus, we can do something to change the response. No Pavlov bell, no salivation; no harping on words like me and mine, no purely automatic and unreflecting egotism. When a monk speaks of himself, not as I, but as this sinner or this unprofitable servant, he tends to stop taking his loose and separate selfhood for granted, and makes himself aware of his real, organic relationship with God and his neighbours.

1.08 - BOOK THE EIGHTH, #Metamorphoses, #Ovid, #Poetry
  Behold th' effect of love's resistless sway!
  I, Nisus' royal seed, to thee betray

1.08 - Independence from the Physical, #Sri Aurobindo or the Adventure of Consciousness, #Satprem, #Integral Yoga
  because the resistance increases in proportion. Matter is the place of the greatest spiritual difficulty, but also the place of Victory. The yoga of the body, therefore, lies well beyond the scope of our vital or mental powers; it is the province of a supramental yoga, which we will discuss later.
  Independence from the Senses Matter is the starting point of our evolution. It is confined in Matter that consciousness has gradually evolved; therefore the more consciousness emerges, the more it will recover its sovereignty and assert its independence. This is the first step (not the last, as we will see). We are, however, almost totally subservient to the needs of the body for our survival, and to the bodily organs for perceiving the world; we are very proud, and rightly so, of our machines, but when our machine gets a little headache everything becomes a blur, and when we are denied our array of telegraphs, telephones, televisions,
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  Thus, the seeker will become aware of this reversal of the life current, from the inside out (indeed, since the psychic Master has come out of its confinement); he will read these everyday signs and see that his inner attitude has the power to mold outer circumstances in both directions, good and bad. When we are in a state of harmony and our action conforms to the deeper truth of our being, nothing seems to resist even "impossibilities" dissolve, as if another law came to supersede the "natural" one. (This is actually the true "nature"
  emerging from beneath the mental and vital complications.) Then we begin to enjoy a royal freedom. But when there is inner disorder,
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  which are not directly related to any fault of ours: those that result from subconscious resistance (we will discuss them later with the purification of the subconscient) and those that may be called "yogic illnesses," which result from an uneven development between the higher levels of consciousness and our physical consciousness. For instance, our mental or vital consciousness may widen considerably and receive new intensities, while our physical consciousness still lags behind in old vibratory movements and cannot withstand this increased intensity. This leads to a loss of equilibrium that may bring on illnesses, not through the intrusion of any outer agent, microbe or virus, but through a disruption in the normal relationship among the inner parts of our being; such illnesses may include allergies, colloidal disorders of the blood, and nervous and mental disorders. Here we are touching the problem of matter's receptivity to the higher forces of consciousness, one of the major problems of the supramental yoga.
  This is also one of the reasons why Sri Aurobindo and Mother insist so much on the development of our physical body; without it, we may be able to go into ecstasy and soar straight into the Absolute, but we are unable to bring the intensity and plenitude of the Spirit down to our "lower" kingdom the mental, vital, and material realm in order to create a divine life there.

1.08 - SOME REFLECTIONS ON THE SPIRITUAL REPERCUSSIONS OF THE ATOM BOMB, #The Future of Man, #Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, #Christianity
  in this as in other fields nothing in the universe can resist the
  converging energies of a sufficient number of minds sufficiendy

1.08 - Sri Aurobindos Descent into Death, #Preparing for the Miraculous, #George Van Vrekhem, #Integral Yoga
  in its foundations, and which kept resisting him.
  In his marvellous poem A Gods Labour which might

1.08 - The Four Austerities and the Four Liberations, #On Education, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  A physical culture which aims at building a body capable of serving as a fit instrument for a higher consciousness demands very austere habits: a great regularity in sleep, food, exercise and every activity. By a scrupulous study of ones own bodily needs for they vary with each individuala general programme will be established; and once this has been done well, it must be followed rigorously, without any fantasy or slackness. There must be no little exceptions to the rule that are indulged in just for once but which are repeated very often for as soon as one yields to temptation, even just for once, one lessens the resistance of the will-power and opens the door to every failure. One must therefore forgo all weakness: no more nightly escapades from which one comes back exhausted, no more feasting and carousing which upset the normal functioning of the stomach, no more distractions, amusements and pleasures that only waste energy and leave one without the strength to do the daily practice. One must submit to the austerity of a sensible and regular life, concentrating all ones physical attention on building a body that comes as close to perfection as possible. To reach this ideal goal, one must strictly shun all excess and every vice, great or small; one must deny oneself the use of such slow poisons as tobacco, alcohol, etc., which men have a habit of developing into indispensable needs that gradually destroy the will and the memory. The all-absorbing interest which nearly all human beings, even the most intellectual, have in food, its preparation and its consumption, should be replaced by an almost chemical knowledge of the needs of the body and a very scientific austerity in satisfying them. Another austerity must be added to that of food, the austerity of sleep. It does not consist in going without sleep but in knowing how to sleep. Sleep must not be a fall into unconsciousness which makes the body heavy instead of refreshing it. Eating with moderation and abstaining from all excess greatly reduces the need to spend many hours in sleep; however, the quality of sleep is much more important than its quantity. In order to have a truly effective rest and relaxation during sleep, it is good as a rule to drink something before going to bed, a cup of milk or soup or fruit-juice, for instance. Light food brings a quiet sleep. One should, however, abstain from all copious meals, for then the sleep becomes agitated and is disturbed by nightmares, or else is dense, heavy and dulling. But the most important thing of all is to make the mind clear, to quieten the emotions and calm the effervescence of desires and the preoccupations which accompany them. If before retiring to bed one has talked a lot or had a lively discussion, if one has read an exciting or intensely interesting book, one should rest a little without sleeping in order to quieten the mental activity, so that the brain does not engage in disorderly movements while the other parts of the body alone are asleep. Those who practise meditation will do well to concentrate for a few minutes on a lofty and restful idea, in an aspiration towards a higher and vaster consciousness. Their sleep will benefit greatly from this and they will largely be spared the risk of falling into unconsciousness while they sleep.
  After the austerity of a night spent wholly in resting in a calm and peaceful sleep comes the austerity of a day which is sensibly organised; its activities will be divided between the progressive and skilfully graded exercises required for the culture of the body, and work of some kind or other. For both can and ought to form part of the physical tapasya. With regard to exercises, each one will choose the ones best suited to his body and, if possible, take guidance from an expert on the subject, who knows how to combine and grade the exercises to obtain a maximum effect. Neither the choice nor the execution of these exercises should be governed by fancy. One must not do this or that because it seems easier or more amusing; there should be no change of training until the instructor considers it necessary. The self-perfection or even simply the self-improvement of each individual body is a problem to be solved, and its solution demands much patience, perseverance and regularity. In spite of what many people think, the athletes life is not a life of amusement or distraction; on the contrary, it is a life of methodical efforts and austere habits, which leave no room for useless fancies that go against the result one wants to achieve.
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  Nevertheless, even the Divine, when incarnate on earth, is subject to the same law of progress. His instrument of manifestation the physical being he has assumed, should be in a constant state of progress, and the law of his personal self-expression is in a way linked to the general law of earthly progress. Thus even the embodied god cannot be perfect on earth until men are ready to understand and accept perfection. That day will come when everything that is now done out of a sense of duty towards the Divine will be done out of love for Him. Progress will be a joy instead of being an effort and often even a struggle. Or, more exactly, progress will be made in joy, with the full adherence of the whole being, instead of by coercing the resistance of the ego, which entails great effort and sometimes even great suffering.
  In conclusion, I would say this: if you want your speech to express the truth and thus acquire the power of the Word, never think out beforeh and what you want to say, do not decide what is a good or bad thing to say, do not calculate the effect of what you are going to say. Be silent in mind and remain unwavering in the true attitude of constant aspiration towards the All-Wisdom, the All-Knowledge, the All-Consciousness. Then, if your aspiration is sincere, if it is not a veil for your ambition to do well and to succeed, if it is pure, spontaneous and integral, you will then be able to speak very simply, to say the words that ought to be said, neither more nor less, and they will have a creative power.

1.08 - The Supreme Will, #The Synthesis Of Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  14:If this is the truth of works, the first thing the sadhaka has to do is to recoil from the egoistic forms of activity and get rid of the sense of an "I" that acts. He has to see and feel that everything happens in him by the plastic conscious or subcon- scious or sometimes superconscious automatism of his mental and bodily instruments moved by the forces of spiritual, mental, vital and physical Nature. There is a personality on his surface that chooses and wills, submits and struggles, tries to make good in Nature or prevail over Nature, but this personality is itself a construction of Nature and so dominated, driven, determined by her that it cannot be free. It is a formation or expression of the Self in her, - it is a self of Nature rather than a self of Self, his natural and processive, not his spiritual and permanent being, a temporary constructed personality, not the true immortal Person. It is that Person that he must become. He must succeed in being inwardly quiescent, detach himself as the observer from the outer active personality and learn the play of the cosmic forces in him by standing back from all blinding absorption in its turns and movements. Thus calm, detached, a student of himself and a witness of his nature, he realises that he is the individual soul who observes the works of Nature, accepts tranquilly her results and sanctions or withholds his sanction from the impulse to her acts. At present this soul or Purusha is little more than an acquiescent spectator, influencing perhaps the action and development of the being by the pressure of its veiled consciousness, but for the most part delegating its powers or a fragment of them to the outer personality, - in fact to Nature, for this outer self is not lord but subject to her, ansa; but, once unveiled, it can make its sanction or refusal effective, become the master of the action, dictate sovereignly a change of Nature. Even if for a long time, as the result of fixed association and past storage of energy, the habitual movement takes place independent of the Purusha's assent and even if the sanctioned movement is persistently refused by Nature for want of past habit, still he will discover that in the end his assent or refusal prevails, - slowly with much resistance or quickly with a rapid accommodation of her means and tendencies she modifies herself and her workings in the direction indicated by his inner sight or volition. Thus he learns in place of mental control or egoistic will an inner spiritual control which makes him master of the Nature-forces that work in him and not their unconscious instrument or mechanic slave. Above and around him is the Shakti, the universal Mother and from her he can get all his inmost soul needs and wills if only he has a true knowledge of her ways and a true surrender to the divine Will in her. Finally, he becomes aware of that highest dynamic Self within him and within Nature which is the source of all his seeing and knowing, the source of the sanction, the source of the acceptance, the source of the rejection. This is the Lord, the Supreme, the One-in-all, Ishwara-Shakti, of whom his soul is a portion, a being of that Being and a power of that Power. The rest of our progress depends on our knowledge of the ways in which the Lord of works manifests his Will in the world and in us and executes them through the transcendent and universal Shakti.
  15:The Lord sees in his omniscience the thing that has to be done. This seeing is his Will, it is a form of creative Power, and that which he sees the all-conscious Mother one with him, takes into her dynamic self and embodies, and executive Nature-Force carries it out as the mechanism of their omnipotent omniscience. But this vision of what is to be and therefore of what is to be done arises out of the very being, pours directly out of the consciousness and delight of existence of the Lord, spontaneously, like light from the Sun. It is not our mortal attempt to see, our difficult arrival at truth of action and motive or just demand of Nature. When the individual soul is entirely at one in its being and knowledge with the Lord and directly in touch with the original Shakti, the transcendent Mother the supreme Will can then arise in us too in the high divine manner as a thing that must be and is achieved by the spontaneous action of Nature. There is then no desire, no responsibility, no reaction; all takes place in the peace, calm, light, power of the supporting and enveloping and inhabiting Divine.

1.08 - THINGS THE GERMANS LACK, #Twilight of the Idols, #Friedrich Nietzsche, #Philosophy
  intellectuality, all vulgarity, arises out of the inability to resist
  a stimulus:--one must respond or react, every impulse is indulged. In

1.09 - Concentration - Its Spiritual Uses, #Raja-Yoga, #Swami Vivkenanda, #unset
  Now, these later Yogis consider that there are three main currents of this Prana in the human body. One they call Id, another Pingal, and the third Sushumn. Pingala, according to them, is on the right side of the spinal column, and the Ida on the left, and in the middle of the spinal column is the Sushumna, an empty channel. Ida and Pingala, according to them, are the currents working in every man, and through these currents, we are performing all the functions of life. Sushumna is present in all, as a possibility; but it works only in the Yogi. You must remember that Yoga changes the body. As you go on practising, your body changes; it is not the same body that you had before the practice. That is very rational, and can be explained, because every new thought that we have must make, as it were, a new channel through the brain, and that explains the tremendous conservatism of human nature. Human nature likes to run through the ruts that are already there, because it is easy. If we think, just for example's sake, that the mind is like a needle, and the brain substance a soft lump before it, then each thought that we have makes a street, as it were, in the brain, and this street would close up, but for the grey matter which comes and makes a lining to keep it separate. If there were no grey matter, there would be no memory, because memory means going over these old streets, retracing a thought as it were. Now perhaps you have marked that when one talks on subjects in which one takes a few ideas that are familiar to everyone, and combines and recombines them, it is easy to follow because these channels are present in everyone's brain, and it is only necessary to recur to them. But whenever a new subject comes, new channels have to be made, so it is not understood readily. And that is why the brain (it is the brain, and not the people themselves) refuses unconsciously to be acted upon by new ideas. It resists. The Prana is trying to make new channels, and the brain will not allow it. This is the secret of conservatism. The fewer channels there have been in the brain, and the less the needle of the Prana has made these passages, the more conservative will be the brain, the more it will struggle against new thoughts. The more thoughtful the man, the more complicated will be the streets in his brain, and the more easily he will take to new ideas, and understand them. So with every fresh idea, we make a new impression in the brain, cut new channels through the brain-stuff, and that is why we find that in the practice of Yoga (it being an entirely new set of thoughts and motives) there is so much physical resistance at first. That is why we find that the part of religion which deals with the world-side of nature is so widely accepted, while the other part, the philosophy, or the psychology, which clears with the inner nature of man, is so frequently neglected.
  We must remember the definition of this world of ours; it is only the Infinite Existence projected into the plane of consciousness. A little of the Infinite is projected into consciousness, and that we call our world. So there is an Infinite beyond; and religion has to deal with both with the little lump we call our world, and with the Infinite beyond. Any religion which deals with one only of these two will be defective. It must deal with both. The part of religion which deals with the part of the Infinite which has come into the plane of consciousness, got itself caught, as it were, in the plane of consciousness, in the cage of time, space, and causation, is quite familiar to us, because we are in that already, and ideas about this world have been with us almost from time immemorial. The part of religion which deals with the Infinite beyond comes entirely new to us, and getting ideas about it produces new channels in the brain, disturbing the whole system, and that is why you find in the practice of Yoga ordinary people are at first turned out of their grooves. In order to lessen these disturbances as much as possible, all these methods are devised by Patanjali, that we may practice any one of them best suited to us.

1.09 - FAITH IN PEACE, #The Future of Man, #Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, #Christianity
  as individuals to resist the trends and demands of Life. But does this
  mean (it is a very different matter) that we can escape collectively

1.09 - Fundamental Questions of Psycho therapy, #The Practice of Psycho therapy, #Carl Jung, #Psychology
  incumbent upon him when he comes up against insuperable resistances in
  the patient which may possibly be justified. He should remember that the
  --
  patients resistances are in no circumstances justified is completely
  fallacious. The resistance might very well prove that the treatment rests on
  false assumptions.

1.09 - SKIRMISHES IN A WAY WITH THE AGE, #Twilight of the Idols, #Friedrich Nietzsche, #Philosophy
  as well as in nations? According to the resistance which has to be
  overcome, according to the pains which it costs to remain _uppermost._
  --
  greatest resistance has continually to be overcome: five paces away
  from tyranny, on the very threshold of the danger of thraldom. This

1.09 - Sleep and Death, #Sri Aurobindo or the Adventure of Consciousness, #Satprem, #Integral Yoga
  or go into a rage, or feel a movement of rebellion inside us, or a sexual impulse, etc., or even, to take another example of a seemingly different nature, we may trip on the stairs two or three times and almost fall headlong, or contract a violent fever; then we notice that each of these small, very trivial daytime incidents corresponds exactly to another incident, most often symbolic in nature (symbolic, because it is not the fact itself, but a mental transcription when we wake up in the morning), which we experienced the night before: either we were attacked in a "dream" by an enemy, or we were involved in an unhappy turn of event, or else we saw, sometimes very precisely, all the details surrounding the psychological scene that would take place the next day. It would seem that "someone" is perfectly awake in us and very concerned with helping us identify all the why's and hidden mechanisms of our psychological life, all the reasons for our falls as well as progress. For, conversely, we may have a premonition of all the happy psychological movements that will translate the next day into a progress, an opening of consciousness, a feeling of lightness, an inner widening; we remember that the night before we saw a light, an ascent, or a wall or house crumbling (symbolic of our resistance or the mental constructions that were confining us). We are also very struck by the realization that these premonitions are usually not associated with events we deem important on our physical plane, such as the death of a parent or some worldly achievement (although these premonitions also may occur), but with very trivial details, bearing no external importance, yet always very meaningful for our inner progress. This is a sign of the development of our consciousness.
  Instead of unconsciously accepted mental, vital or other vibrations,
  --
  until the day when, with the help of the pioneers of evolution, we can lift ourselves to a supramental plane, which will change the present destiny of the world as the Mind once changed its destiny around the Tertiary Era. And in the end if there is an end perhaps the earth will attain the supreme Determinism, which is supreme Freedom and perfect accomplishment. Through our work on consciousness, each of us contri butes to resisting the fatalities that assail our world, and acts as a leavening agent for the earth's freedom and divinization. Indeed,
  the evolution of consciousness has a supreme meaning for the earth.

1.09 - The Furies and Medusa. The Angel. The City of Dis. The Sixth Circle Heresiarchs., #The Divine Comedy, #Dante Alighieri, #Christianity
  He opened it, for there was no resistance.
  "O banished out of Heaven, people despised!"

1.09 - The Greater Self, #On the Way to Supermanhood, #Satprem, #Integral Yoga
  This all, this great all has been seen by sages in their visions and by a few rare poets and thinkers: All this is Brahman immortal, naught else; Brahman is in front of us, Brahman behind us, to the south of us and to the North of us and below us and above us; it stretches everywhere. All this is Brahman alone, all this magnificent universe.19 Thou art woman and thou art man also; Thou art the boy and girl, and Thou art yonder worn and aged man that walkest bending upon a staff.... Thou art the blue bird and the green and the scarlet eyed.20 Thou art That, O Swetaketu.21 This great all that is us has shined at the summit of human accomplishment, left a few hieroglyphic traces on the walls of Thebes, and nourished initiates here and there at times we have entered a white radiance above the worlds where, in a flash, we have dissolved the little self and emerged into a cosmic consciousness.... But none of that has changed the world. We still did not have the clue that would connect that vision to this earth and make a new world with a new look. Our truths remained fragile; the earth remained refractory and rightly so. Why should it obey the illuminations from above if that light does not affect its matter, if it itself does not see and it itself is not illuminated? In truth, wisdom is very wise and the earth's darkness is not a negation of the Spirit, any more than night is a negation of day; it is an expectation and a calling for light, and so long as we do not call the light here, why should it trouble itself to move from its summits? So long as we do not turn our nocturnal half toward its sun, why should it be filled with light? If we seek solar wholeness on the summits of the mind, we shall have wholeness there, in a lovely thought; if we seek it in the heart, we shall have it there, in a tender emotion if we seek it in matter at every instant, we shall have that same wholeness in matter and at every instant of matter. We have to know where we are looking. We cannot reasonably find the light where we are not looking. Then, perhaps, we shall realize that this earth was not so dark after all. It was our look that was dark, our want of being that brought about the want of things. The earth's resistance is our own resistance and the promise of a solid truth: an innumerable bursting of rainbows into incarnate myriads instead of an empty radiance on the heights of the Spirit.
  But the seeker of the new world has not pursued his quest in a straight line; he has not closed his doors, rejected matter, muffled his soul. He has taken his quest along wherever he went, on the boulevards and on the stairways, in the crowd and in the empty obscurity of millions of senseless gestures. He has pervaded all the wastelands with being, kindled his fire in all the vanities, and fed his need on the very inanity that stifled him. He was not a little one-pointed concentration that rose straight up to the heights and then fell asleep in the white peace of the spirit; he was this chaos and turmoil, this wandering back and forth, in nothing. He pulled all into his net the ups and downs, the blacks and less blacks and so-called whites, the falls and setbacks he held everything within his little circumference, with a fire at the center, a need for truth amid this chaos, a cry for help in this nothingness. He was a tangled course, an endless meandering of which he knew nothing, except that he carried his fire there his fire for nothing, for everything. He no longer even expected anything from anything; he was only like a mellowness of burning, as if that fire were the goal in itself, the being amid all this emptiness, the only presence in this enormous absence. It even ended up becoming a sort of quiet love, for nothing, for everything, here and there. And little by little, this nothingness was lit up; this emptiness was set afire by his look; this futility stirred with the same little warmth. And everything began to answer. The world came to life everywhere, but infinitesimal, microscopic: a powdering of little truths dancing here and there, in facts and gestures, in things and meetings it even seems as if they came to meet him. It was a strange multiplication, a kind of golden contagion.

1.10 - BOOK THE TENTH, #Metamorphoses, #Ovid, #Poetry
  'Tis true, the harden'd breast resists the gripe,
  And the cold lips return a kiss unripe:

1.10 - GRACE AND FREE WILL, #The Perennial Philosophy, #Aldous Huxley, #Philosophy
  Take note of this fundamental truth. Everything that works in nature and creature, except sin, is the working of God in nature and creature. The creature has nothing else in its power but the free use of its will, and its free will hath no other power but that of concurring with, or resisting, the working of God in nature. The creature with its free will can bring nothing into being, nor make any alteration in the working of nature; it can only change its own state or place in the working of nature, and so feel or find something in its state that it did not feel or find before.
  William Law
  --
  Our free will can hinder the course of inspiration, and when the favourable gale of Gods grace swells the sails of our soul, it is in our power to refuse consent and thereby hinder the effect of the winds favour; but when our spirit sails along and makes its voyage prosperously, it is not we who make the gale of inspiration blow for us, nor we who make our sails swell with it, nor we who give motion to the ship of our heart; but we simply receive the gale, consent to its motion and let our ship sail under it, not hindering it by our resistance.
  St. Franois de Sales

1.10 - Harmony, #On the Way to Supermanhood, #Satprem, #Integral Yoga
  This clarity is progressive. But he does not seek to see more clearly, if we may say, because seeking is again to risk setting the old process in motion, enlisting the machine to fight the machine, his right hand to control his left. And besides, we do not even know what is to be sought or found! If we set out with an idea, we will only go in the direction of our idea, a little like the doctor locking himself (and his patient) into a diagnosis: we set up walls beforehand, a trap for something untrappable that will give itself, or it won't, and that's all. The seeker (we should perhaps simply call him the one aspiring to be born) is not concerned with stopping the machinery; he is only concerned with his fire. He makes his fire burn. He is centered in that need in his depths, that poignant call for being amid the great drift, that almost painful thirst in the desert of things and beings passing by and days elapsing as though they did not exist. And his fire burns, grows hotter. And the hotter it grows, the more it consumes the machinery, dissipates the cloud, the vain thoughts, sweeps inside and out. It is the birth of the little clearing. It is the beginning of a clear little flowing that seems to vibrate behind his head, tightening his neck, sometimes even pressing hard then he learns to let it flow freely through him, not to block the passage by resisting, to make himself supple and porous. He lets the flow fill him, the clear little vibration that seems to go on and on and flow without interruption, like a muted little song accompanying him, like a rhythm rising and pulsating endlessly, like two light bird wings beating within his innermost azure and supporting him everywhere, making a sort of tranquil sweetness of view, as though life receded, widened, sank into a clear infinity vibrating with that rhythm alone, that soft, light, transparent cadence alone. And everything starts to become extraordinarily simple.
  From within that silence in him a silence that is not empty, not an absence of noise, not a cold and toneless blank, but the smooth breadth of the open sea, an extreme of sweetness that fills him and needs neither words nor thought nor comprehension: it is instant comprehension, the embracing of everything, the absolute here and now. So what could be missing? the seeker, the newborn to be, begins to see the mental play. First, he sees that those thousands of thoughts, gray or blue or paler, do not actually emanate from any brain. Rather, they float in midair, as it were. They are currents, vibrations, which are translated into thoughts in our heads when we capture them, as waves are translated into music or words or images into our television sets; and everything shifts and moves and whirls at different levels, flows universally over our motley little frontiers: captured in English, German, French; colored yellow, black, or blue depending on the height of our antenna; rhythmic, broken, or scattered into a powdering of microscopic thoughts depending on our level of reception; musical, grating, or discordant depending on our clarity or complication. But the seeker, the listener, does not try to pick up one channel or another, to turn the dials of his machine to capture this or that he is tuned in to the infinite, focused on a little flame in the center, so sweet and full, free from interference and preference. He needs only one thing: that that flame in him burn and burn, that that flowing pass again and again through his clearing, without words, without mental meaning, and yet full of meaning and of all meaning, as if it were the very source of meaning. And, at times, without his thinking or wanting it, something comes and strikes him: a little vibration, a little note alighting on his still waters and leaving a whole train of waves. And if he leans a little, to see, stretches toward that little eddy (or that slight note, that point calling out, that rip in the expanse of his being), a thought appears, a feeling, an image or a sensation as though there were really no dividing line between one mode of translation and another; there is just something vibrating, a more or less clear rhythm, a more or less pure light being lit in him, a shadow, a heaviness, an uneasiness, sometimes a glittering little rocket, dancing and light as a powdering of sunshine on the sea, an outpouring of tenderness, a fleeting smile and sometimes a great, solemn rhythm that seems to rise from the depths of time, immense, poignant, eternal, which calls up the unique sacred chant of the world. And It flows effortlessly. There is no need to think or want; the only need is to be again, to burn in unison with a single little flame that is like the very fire of the world. And, when necessary, just for a second, a little note comes knocking at his window, and there comes exactly the right thought, the impulse for the required action, the right or left turn that will open up an unexpected trail and a whole chain of answers and new opportunities. The seeker, the fervent one, then intimately understands the invocation of this five or six-thousand-year-old Vedic poet: O Fire, let there be created in us the correct thought that springs from Thee.24

1.10 - Theodicy - Nature Makes No Mistakes, #Preparing for the Miraculous, #George Van Vrekhem, #Integral Yoga
  A dead resistance in the mortals heart ...
  Pain is the hand of Nature sculpturing men

1.10 - The Revolutionary Yogi, #Sri Aurobindo or the Adventure of Consciousness, #Satprem, #Integral Yoga
  people's minds in a state of constant rebellion at the turn of the century Sri Aurobindo was certainly one of the first, with another of India's great heroes, Tilak, to speak of total liberation, passive resistance, and noncooperation (Gandhi would not come on the Indian political scene until fifteen years later); to transform the Indian Congress party and its timid demands into an extremist movement unambiguously promoting the ideal of complete independence; and finally to secretly prepare an armed insurrection.
  With his younger brother, Barin, he began to organize guerrilla groups in Bengal under the cover of athletic or cultural programs; he even sent an emissary to Europe, at his own expense, to learn how to make bombs. When Sri Aurobindo declared, I am neither an impotent moralist nor a weak pacifist,107 he meant every word of it. He had studied enough French history, as well as the Italian and American revolutions, to know that sometimes armed revolt can be justified;
  --
  of conduct. We will use only soul-force and never destroy by war or any even defensive employment of physical violence? Good, though until soul-force is effective, the Asuric force in men and nations tramples down, breaks, slaughters, burns, pollutes, as we see it doing today, but then at its ease and unhindered, and you have perhaps caused as much destruction of life by your abstinence as others by resort to violence. . . . It is not enough that our own hands should remain clean and our souls unstained for the law of strife and destruction to die out of the world; that which is its root must first disappear out of humanity [our emphasis]. Much less will mere immobility and inertia unwilling to use or incapable of using any kind of resistance to evil, abrogate the law; inertia, tamas, indeed, injures much more than can the [dynamic] rajasic principle of strife which at least creates more than it destroys. Therefore, so far as the problem of the individual's action goes, his abstention from strife and its inevitable concomitant destruction in their more gross and physical form may help his own moral being, but it leaves the Slayer of creatures unabolished.108
  The whole evolution of Sri Aurobindo's thought and of his practical attitude toward war, from his underground activity in Bengal to his retreat in Pondicherry in 1910, revolves around the question of methods: how to strike most effectively at this "Slayer of creatures,"

1.10 - The Three Modes of Nature, #The Synthesis Of Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  On the other hand, the recipient of Nature's contacts, touched and stimulated, solicited or assailed by her forces, may react to the pressure or against it. She allows, encourages, impels him to strive, to resist, to attempt, to dominate or engross his environment, to assert his will, to fight and create and conquer.
  This is the mode of rajas, the way of passion and action and the thirst of desire. Struggle and change and new creation, victory and defeat and joy and suffering and hope and disappointment are its children and build the many-coloured house of life in which it takes its pleasure. But its knowledge is an imperfect

1.11 - FAITH IN MAN, #The Future of Man, #Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, #Christianity
  it would be criminal or insane to attempt to resist the great ex-
  plosion of the inner forces of the Earth that is now beginning. Like

1.11 - GOOD AND EVIL, #The Perennial Philosophy, #Aldous Huxley, #Philosophy
  The difference between a good and a bad man does not lie in this, that the one wills that which is good and the other does not, but solely in this, that the one concurs with the living inspiring spirit of God within him, and the other resists it, and can be chargeable with evil only because he resists it.
  William Law

1.11 - The Change of Power, #On the Way to Supermanhood, #Satprem, #Integral Yoga
  And the seeker discovers on his own small scale, in the microcosm he represents that the Harmony of the new world, the new consciousness he has touched gropingly, is a tremendous transforming Power. In the past, it may have chanted up above, produced lovely poems and cathedrals of wisdom and beauty, but when it touches matter, it takes on the austere face of the angry Mother, thrashing her children and sculpting them mercilessly into the image of her own demanding Rectitude and compassion, the infinite grace that stops just in time, administers just the necessary does and does not inflict one ounce of suffering more than is indispensable. When the seeker begins to open his eyes to this Compassion, this infinite wisdom in the minutest detail, these unbelievable detours to achieve a fuller and more encompassing perfection, these studied obscurities and concerted rebellions, these falls into a greater light, and the infinite march of a Beauty that leaves no hidden stain, no trace of imperfection, no refuge of weakness or disguised pettiness, no recess of falsehood, he is filled with a wonder that surpasses all sidereal measures and cosmic magic. For, truly, being able to attend to such a microscopic point of matter so futile under the stars, so complicated in its tangle of pain and revolt, its obscure resistance that threatens disaster at every instant, and those thousands of little disasters to ward off every day and at every step, those millions of little sufferings to transmute without blowing up the world requires a power such as the earth has never known before. Disease is breaking out everywhere, in every country, every consciousness, every atom of the great earthly body this is a merciless revolution, a relentless transmutation and yet, here and there, in each human consciousness, each country, each fragment of the great torn body, the catastrophe is avoided at the last minute, the best slowly comes out of the worst, consciousness awakens, and our stumbling steps take us despite themselves to the ultimate gate of deliverance. Such is the formidable Harmony, the imperative Power that the seeker discovers step by step and in his own substance.
  We have therefore come to a new change of power. A new power such as there has never been since the first anthropoids, a tidal wave of power that has nothing to do with our little philosophical and spiritual meditations of past ages, a worldwide, collective and perhaps universal phenomenon as radically new as the first surge of thought upon the world, when mind took over from the simian order and overthrew all its laws and instinctual mechanisms. But here and this is really the characteristic of the new world being born the power is not a power of abstraction, not a talent for getting a bird's-eye view of things and reducing the scattered data of the world into an equation in order to make a synthesis, which is always wobbly the mind has turned everything into abstraction; it lives in an image of the world, a yellow or blue reflection of the great bubble, like a man inside a glass statue not a discursive and contingent power that only adds and subtracts, not a gathering of knowledge that never makes a whole. It is a direct power of the truth of each instant and each thing harmonized with the total truth of the millions of instants and things, a power to enter the truth of each gesture and each circumstance, which accords with all other gestures and circumstances because Truth is one and the Self is unique, and if this point is touched, everything else is instantly touched, like cell and cell of the same body. It is a tremendous power of concretization of Truth, acting directly upon the same Truth contained in each point of space and each second of time, or rather, compelling each moment, each circumstance, each gesture, each cell of matter to yield its truth, its right note, its own innate power buried under all the layers of our vital and mental accretions a tremendous truing of the world and each being. We could say a tremendous Movement of realization the world is not real! It is a distorted appearance, a mental approximation, which looks more like a nightmare, a black and white translation of something we still have not seized. We do not have our real eyes yet! For, in the end, there is only one reality, and that is the reality of Truth a truth that has grown, that had to protect itself behind walls, to limit and dim itself under one shell or another, one bubble or another, to make itself felt by a caterpillar or a man, then bursts open in its own Sunlight when the wings of the great Self we always were begin to open.
  But this change of power, this transition from the indirect and abstract truths of the mind to the direct and concrete Truth of the great Self is obviously not effected on the summits of the Spirit it has nothing to do with mental gymnastics, just as the other power had nothing to do with the ape's skills. It is effected in a most down-to-earth way, in everyday life, in the minuscule, the futility of the moment, which is futile only to us, if we understand that a speck of dust contains as much truth as the totality of all space, and just as much power. It therefore applies itself to utterly material mechanisms. The play takes place in the substance. Therefore it comes up against age-old resistances, against a bubble that is perhaps the first self-defensive bubble of the protoplasm in its water hole. But in the end resistances turn out to have assisted by the resistance much more than they have impeded the intention of the great Creatrix and her Mover,26 and we do not know, finally, if there is a single shadow and pain that does not secretly build up the very power we are trying to manifest. If it emerged too soon, truth would be incomplete, or unbearable for the other animalcules that share our water hole and which would soon disgorge it we are a single human body, we always forget, and our mistakes or slowness are the mistakes and slowness of the world. But if we can win a victory here, in this little point of matter, each of us human beings has a formidable task to carry out, if he understands. Being born in this world is a far more powerful mystery than we had thought.
  For a long time now the seeker has got rid of the mental machinery. He has also brought order to the vital machinery. And if old desires, wills or reactions still come to muddy his clearing, they are rather on the order of a motion-picture images projected onto a screen, out of habit, but without real substance. The seeker has lost the habit of sitting in the screen and identifying with the characters he looks; he is clear; he observes everything; he is centered in his fire which dissipates all those clouds. From then on, another level of entanglement comes more and more to light, another degree of the machine (this is truly a path of descent): a material, subconscious mechanism. But so long as he is not clear, he sees nothing; he cannot unravel those threads which are so intertwined with his habitual activities, and mentalized like all the rest, that they make up an altogether natural web. This material, subconscious mechanism then becomes extremely concrete, like the whirlings of the goldfish in its glass bowl. But let us emphasize that this is not the subconscious small fry of the psychoanalysts those fry belong to the mental bubble; they are merely the reverse of the little surface fellow, the action of his reactions, the knot of his desires, the constriction of his nurtured smallness, the past of his old little story inside a bubble, the goat tether of his small separate ego tied to the social and familial and religious stake, and the countless stakes that tie men inside a bubble. And we strongly suspect that those dreamers simply go on dreaming inside a psychoanalytical bubble, the way others dream inside a religious one of hells and paradises that exist only in man's mental imagination. But, as long as one is inside the bubble, it is implacable and irrefutable; its hells are real hells, its filth real filth, and one is the prisoner of a little bright or dark cloud. So let us say, in passing, that one does not free oneself from the mud by digging in the mud and unwholesomely plowing up the byways of the frontal fellow (one might as well take a bath in dirty water to get clean), one does not free oneself from the bubble by the lights of the bubble, or from evil by a good that is only its reverse, but by a something else that is not of the bubble: a very simple little fire within and everywhere, which is the key to freedom, all freedoms, and to the world.
  This subconscious resistance is very difficult to describe. It has a thousand faces, as many as there are individuals, and for each the color is different, the syndrome, so to say, is different. Each one of us has his particular drama, with its staging, preferred situations, puppetry of Grand Guignol. But it is one and the same puppet show under all colors, one and the same story behind all the words and the same resistance everywhere. It is the resistance, the point that says no. It does not reveal itself immediately; it is elusive, cunning. In fact, we really believe it loves drama. It is its raison d'tre and the salt of its life, and, if it no longer had any drama to grind out, it would make up some it is the dramatist of all excellence. It is perhaps even the great dramatist of all this chaotic and painful life that we see. But each of us harbors his little man of the big man of sorrow,27 as Sri Aurobindo used to call him. The drama of the world will stop when we begin to put a stop to our own little drama. But the clever puppet slips between our fingers. Driven off the mental stage where it ran its explanatory and questioning machinery it is a tireless questioner; it asks questions for the pleasure of asking, and if all its questions were answered, it would come up with more, for it is also a great doubter ousted from the mind, it sinks down one degree further to play its number on the vital stage. There it is on more solid ground. (The further it descends, the stronger it becomes, and all the way down at the bottom, it is the very image of strength, the knot par excellence, the irreducible point, the absolute NO.) We are all more or less familiar with its tricks on the vital stage: its great game of passion and desire, sympathy and antipathy, hate and love but in fact they are the two faces of the same food, and it savors evil as much as good, suffering as much as joy; it is just a way of swallowing in one direction or another. Even charity and philanthropy serves its purpose. It grows fatter either way. The more virtuous it is, the harder it is. Idealism and patriotism, sacred or less sacred causes are its clever victuals. It has mastered the art of dressing itself in superb motives; it can be found at the parties of charity volunteers and Peace conferences but of course Peace never comes, for if by some miracle Peace ever came, or the eradication of all poverty on earth, what would it do for a living? Driven off that stage, it sinks one degree lower and disappears into the dungeons of the subconscious. Not for long. There it begins to become clear, so to say, and show its real face. It has grown very small, very hard, a sort of grinning caricature: the grisly Elf, as Sri Aurobindo calls it.
  Man] harbours within him a grisly Elf
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  If we can catch that painful elf for it is pain itself just before it buries itself completely, it exhibits a whole daily, material and imperceptible mechanism. This is the great resistance to the change of power, the molehill trying to stay the law of Harmony. Therefore it is where the battle is taking place at this moment, in the microcosm and the macrocosm. It is like a caricature (or the more exact face) of all the polished and civilized activities of the brilliant elf of the higher levels: doubt, fear, avidity, self-centeredness, all the contractions, prehensions and apprehensions of the mental pseudopod. It is a minuscule and ridiculous functioning, and, if by chance we notice it, we shrug it off or attach no importance to it. But we are wrong. We look at everything from atop our mental arrogance, as if those trifles were inconsequential. But they have staggering consequences. We do not see it because we live in our logical and symmetrical clouds. But life grates; there is an immense, universal grating whose source lies in those ridiculous little grains of sand. At the level of matter, there are no little things, because everything is made of little things, and that absurd reaction of doubt or fear is the incalculable equivalent of the mental misjudgment that makes us shut the door on a brilliant opportunity. We are constantly shutting the door on Harmony, turning our backs on the miracle, locking out possibilities, and making ourselves sick into the bargain. For, at the material level, this Harmony does not flow in majestic symphonies through the great arteries of the spirit; it uses what it has. It percolates through minuscule channels, fragile filaments quivering within our material consciousness; it enters in droplets, spurts, discrete quanta that look like nothing a passing breath, a flicker of a smile, a wave of ease without reason which change everything. We do not notice the change because we live in our normal chaos, our usual suffocation, but the seeker, who has become a little clearer, begins to notice, to sense those minute changes of density, those sudden obstructions, those minuscule expansions, those air pockets in his material substance. He sees the almost instant effect of a tiny little emanation of doubt, an absurd fear or tensing up without apparent cause, a ridiculous and morbid imagination crossing his atmosphere. He discovers a thousand sly little pulsations, deceitful palpitations, dark impulses in the great material pond. He puts his finger on fear, the great, voracious and retractile Fear which covers the world like the protoplasm inside its gelatine membrane the slightest touch, the least breath of air, the tiniest ray of sun, and it contracts, shuts the door and rolls up into a ball in its membrane. The immediate reaction to everything is NO; then, sometimes, a yes blurted out, as if impelled by the same fear of missing something. He discovers the fantastic morbid and defeatist imagination of matter, as if, for matter, life represented a kind of dreadful invasion from which it had never quite recovered, a fall perhaps from the original bliss of the stone, an irruption of death into its peaceful routine. Everything is liable to bring catastrophe the great catastrophe of Life expectation of the worst, anticipation of the worst, almost a wish and call for the worst, so this tragedy of life may be stopped at last and everything return to the peace and beatific immobility of dust. He discovers how diseases break out, matter decays, substance ages the great difficulty of living, the contraction onto self, the suffocation inside, the hardening of all the little arteries through which a drop of all-curing harmony might have seeped in. He hears his fill of petty whining, small grudges, matter's wounded negations, and above all above all its despairing leitmotif: This is impossible, that is impossible.... For matter, everything is impossible, because the only sure possibility is the inviolable immobility of the stone. Because all movement of life and hope is still a stirring of death. And it shuts the door, turns off the light, refuses the miracle we all refuse the miracle. We are firmly seated atop our cancer, the doubters of the great immortal Harmony, the dwarves of the earth who believe in pain, believe in disease, believe in suffering, believe in death: This is impossible, impossible, impossible....
  So the seeker learns of Harmony. He learns it step by step, by trial and error, tiny little errors that sow disease and confusion. At this stage, the experience no longer takes place in the intellect or heart; it takes place in the body. There is a minute play of sensations, as fleeting as must have been the first quiver of the radiolarian under the temperature changes in the Gulf Stream, and as laden with physical consequences as a storm over the lovely wheat fields of the mind or a typhoon over the murky seas of the vital. We are so dense and blind on our higher levels that we need to be hit over the head to understand that the man in front of us is angry and that murder is lurking in those eyes so transparent. But matter is refined; the more we experience it, the more we discover its incredible receptivity, working in both directions, alas. A hundred times or a thousand times, the seeker is confronted with those microtyphoons, those minute whirlwinds that abruptly overturn the whole equilibrium of the being, becloud everything, give a taste of ashes and despair to the slightest gesture, decompose the air he breathes and decompose everything an instantaneous general decomposition for one second, ten seconds. A hardening of everything. The seeker is suddenly overwhelmed with fatigue; he sees illness coming and it is indeed coming straight at him. Which illness? The Illness. And just behind, lying in wait, death. In one second, ten seconds, one goes straight to the point; one touches the thing. It is right there, irrefutable: the whole mechanism out in the open, like a sudden call of death. Yet, outside, everything is the same. The circumstances are the same, the gestures the same; the sun still shines and the body comes and goes as usual. But everything is changed. It is a flash-death, an instantaneous cholera. Then it vanishes, dissipates like a cloud, one hardly knows why. But if one gives in, one truly falls ill, breaks a leg or has a real accident. And the seeker starts learning the reason for those minuscule reversals of equilibrium. He tracks down a minuscule hell, which is perhaps the first seed of the great million-faced Evil, the first hardening of death's great blissful petrification. Everything is contained there, in a black spark. But the day we catch hold of that tiny poisonous vibration, we will have the secret of immortality, or at least that of the prolongation of life at will. We die because we give in, and we give in in thousands of little instances. The choice between death and immortality must be made again at every instant.
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  For there is an even greater Secret. We face this enormous universe bristling with difficulties and problems and negations and obstacles everything is a sort of constant impossibility to be overcome by dint of intelligence, willpower, material or spiritual muscles. But, by so doing, we are on equal terms with the caterpillar, on equal terms with the fear-stricken gnome in its death hole. And, because we believe in difficulty, we are compelled to believe in our muscles of steel or not which always collapse. And we believe in death, we believe in evil, we believe in suffering, as the mole believes in the virtues of its tunnels. But by our morbid belief, our age-old belief, our gray elf-look, we have hardened the difficulty, armed it with a host of instruments and remedies that inflated it even more, planted it more firmly in its implacable groove. The world is enveloped in a formidable elfin illusion. It is in the grip a of formidable Death, which is but our fear of immortality. It is being torn apart by a formidable suffering, which is our refusal of joy and sunshine. Yet everything is here, every possible miracle, in the great open sunlight, every dreamed and undreamed possibility, every simple, spontaneous and natural mastery, every simple power of the Great Harmony. It asks only to pour over the world, flow through our channels and our bodies. All it asks is that we open the passageway. If we let that lightness, that divine ease, that solar smile, flood for a second our little aggregate of flesh, everything melts, obstacles dissolve, illnesses vanish, circumstances are straightened out as if by miracle, the darkness is illumined, the wall collapses as though they never existed. And once again, it is not even a miracle; it is simplicity reestablished, reality restored. It is the point of harmony here contacting Harmony everywhere and spontaneously, automatically, instantly bringing (or restoring) harmony there, in that gesture, that circumstance, that word, that particular conjunction of events and everything is a marvel of conjunction because everything flows from the Law. The walls never were; the obstacles never were; evil, suffering and death never were. But we had that look of evil, that look of suffering and death, that look of the imprisoned elf. The world is as we see it, as we want it. There is another Look within us which can transfigure everything. My children, said She who continued Sri Aurobindo's work, you all live in an enormous sea of vibrations and you don't even realize it! Because you are not receptive. There is such a resistance in you that if something manages to penetrate, three quarters of what enters is violently thrown out because of an incapacity to contain it.... Take simply the example of the consciousness of Forces, such as the force of love, the force of comprehension, the force of creation (it is the same for all of them: the force of protection, the force of growth, the force of progress, all of them), just take Consciousness, the consciousness that covers everything, permeates everything, that is everywhere and in everything it is almost felt as something trying to impose itself violently on the being, which balks!... Whereas if you were open and simply breathed that's all, just breathed you would brea the in Consciousness, Light, Comprehension, Force, Love and all the rest.29 Everything is there under our eyes, the total marvel of the world, just waiting for our consent, our look of faith in beauty, in freedom, in the supreme possibility that is knocking at our doors, pounding on the walls of our intelligence, suffering and pettiness. This is the supreme change of power, which is knocking at the world's doors and hammering away at nations, churches and Sorbonnes, hammering at human consciousness and all our geometric and well-thought-out certainties. And if once, only once, man's consciousness opens up to one ray of that living miracle, if the consciousness of a single nation among all our blind nations opens up to one spark of that Grace, then this implacable civilization walled up in its science and laws, in an elf of terror and suffering this enormous structure in which we have been born and which seems so inescapable, so indestructible and triumphant in its heavy miracles of steel and uranium, this clever prison in which we go in circles will crumble as rust. Then we will be man at last, or superman rather. We will have joy, natural oneness, freedom without walls and power without tricks. Then we will realize that all this suffering, these walls and difficulties which besiege our life were only the spur of the Sun of Truth, an original restriction to increase our strength, our need for space and our power of truth, a veil of illusion to protect our eyes from too strong a light, a dark passage from the instinctive spontaneity of the animal to the conscious spontaneity of the superman and that in the end everything is simple, unbelievably simple, like Truth itself, and unbelievably easy, like the very Joy that conceived these worlds. For, in truth, the path of the gods is a sunlit path on which difficulties lose all reality.30

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--- Overview of verb resist

The verb resist has 6 senses (first 4 from tagged texts)
                    
1. (12) defy, resist, refuse ::: (elude, especially in a baffling way; "This behavior defies explanation")
2. (11) resist, hold out, withstand, stand firm ::: (stand up or offer resistance to somebody or something)
3. (2) protest, resist, dissent ::: (express opposition through action or words; "dissent to the laws of the country")
4. (1) resist, stand, fend ::: (withstand the force of something; "The trees resisted her"; "stand the test of time"; "The mountain climbers had to fend against the ice and snow")
5. resist, reject, refuse ::: (resist immunologically the introduction of some foreign tissue or organ; "His body rejected the liver of the donor")
6. resist, balk, baulk, jib ::: (refuse to comply)




























--- Grep of noun resist
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