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responsibility ::: n. --> The state of being responsible, accountable, or answerable, as for a trust, debt, or obligation.
That for which anyone is responsible or accountable; as, the resonsibilities of power.
Ability to answer in payment; means of paying.

responsibility ::: n. --> The state of being responsible, accountable, or answerable, as for a trust, debt, or obligation.
That for which anyone is responsible or accountable; as, the resonsibilities of power.
Ability to answer in payment; means of paying.

Responsibility - The duty to complete a task.

Responsibility accounting – Is used to refer to the accounting method of the collection, summarisation, and reporting of the financial information about different decision centres throughout an organisation.

Responsibility centre – Is that unit of the organisation that has control over costs, revenues, or investment funds. For accounting purposes, responsibility centres are classified as cost centres, profit centres, investment centres or revenue centres.

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1:Whatever happens on the earth—man must share the responsibility. ~ Jean Gebser,
2:One has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws. ~ Martin Luther King Jr.,
3:It is the first responsibility of every citizen to question authority. ~ Benjamin Franklin,
4:The wisdom and love of God in turning our evil into His good does not absolve us of our moral responsibility. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Karmayogin Facts and Opinions,
5:Surrender is the decision to hand over the responsibility of your life to the Divine. This is done either through the mind or the emotion or the life-impulse or through all of them together. ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1929-1931 ,
6:Our highest endeavor must be to develop free human beings who are able of themselves to impart purpose and direction to their lives. The need for imagination, a sense of truth, and a feeling of responsibility-these three forces are the very nerve of education. ~ Rudolf Steiner,
7:A man who becomes conscious of the responsibility he bears toward a human being who affectionately waits for him, or to an unfinished work, will never be able to throw away his life. He knows the 'why' for his existence, and will be able to bear almost any 'how'. ~ Viktor Frankl, Man's Search for Meaning ,
8:Scientists, therefore, are responsible for their research, not only intellectually but also morally. This responsibility has become an important issue in many of today's sciences, but especially so in physics, in which the results of quantum mechanics and relativity theory have opened up two very different paths for physicists to pursue. They may lead us - to put it in extreme terms - to the Buddha or to the Bomb, and it is up to each of us to decide which path to take. ~ Fritjof Capra,
9:The salvation of the world depends only on the individual whose world it is. At least, every individual must act as if the whole future of the world, of humanity itself, depends on him. Anything less is a shirking of responsibility and is itself a dehumanizing force, for anything less encourages the individual to look upon himself as a mere actor in a drama written by anonymous agents, as less than a whole person, and that is the beginning of passivity and aimlessness. ~ Joseph Weizenbaum,
10:Imaginary Bondage ::: Once you realize that all comes from within, that the world in which you live has not been projected onto you but by you, your fear comes to an end. Without this realization you identify yourself with externals, like the body, the mind, society, nation, humanity, even God or the Absolute. But these are all escapes from fear. It is only when you fully accept your responsibility for the little world in which you live and watch the process of its creation, preservation, and destruction, that you may be free from your imaginary bondage. ~ Nisargadatta, I Am That Talks with Sri Nisargadatta,
11:The other day I happened to be reading a careful, interesting account of the state of British higher education. The government is a kind of market-oriented government and they came out with an official paper, a 'White Paper' saying that it is not the responsibility of the state to support any institution that can't survive in the market. So, if Oxford is teaching philosophy, the arts, Greek history, medieval history, and so on, and they can't sell it on the market, why should they be supported? Because life consists only of what you can sell in the market and get back, nothing else. That is a real pathology. ~ Noam Chomsky,
12:I am not a philosopher, I am not a scholar, I am not a savant, and I declare it very loudly: neither a philosopher nor a scholar nor a savant. And no pretension. Nor a littérateur, nor an artist - I am nothing at all. I am truly convinced of this. And it's absolutely unimportant - that's perfection for human beings. There is no greater joy than to know that you can do nothing and are absolutely helpless, that you're not the one who does, and that what little is done - little or big, it doesn't matter - is done by the Lord; and the responsibility is fully His. That makes you happy. With that, you are happy. Voilà. ~ The Mother, Agenda Vol 5 Satprem,
13:The guru demands one thing only: clarity and intensity of purpose, a sense of responsibility for oneself. The very reality of the world must be questioned. Who is the guru, after all? He who knows the state in which there is neither the world nor the thought of it, he is the Supreme Teacher. To find him means to reach the state in which imagination is no longer taken for reality. Please understand that the guru stands for reality, for truth, for what is. He is a realist in the highest sense of the term. He cannot and shall not come to terms with the mind and it's delusions. He comes to take you to the real; don't expect him to do anything else. ~ Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj,
14:To do this is to enter the magical world view in its totality. He takes complete responsibility for his present incarnation and must consider every experience, thing, or piece of information which assails him from any source, as a reflection of the way he is conducting his existence. The idea that things happen to one that may or may not be related to the way one acts is an illusion created by our shallow awareness. Keeping a close eye on the walls of the labyrinth, the conditions of his existence, the magician may then begin his invocation. The genius is not something added to oneself. Rather it is a stripping away of excess to reveal the god within. ~ Peter J Carroll, Liber Null ,
15:Part 3 - Return12. Refusal of the Return:When the hero-quest has been accomplished, through penetration to the source, or through the grace of some male or female, human or animal, personification, the adventurer still must return with his life-transmuting trophy. The full round, the norm of the monomyth, requires that the hero shall now begin the labor of bringing the runes of wisdom, the Golden Fleece, or his sleeping princess, back into the kingdom of humanity, where the boon may redound to the renewing of the community, the nation, the planet or the ten thousand worlds. But the responsibility has been frequently refused. Even Gautama Buddha, after his triumph, doubted whether the message of realization could be communicated, and saints are reported to have died while in the supernal ecstasy. Numerous indeed are the heroes fabled to have taken up residence forever in the blessed isle of the unaging Goddess of Immortal Being. ~ Joseph Campbell,
16:A person doing his true will is assisted by the momentum of the universe and seems possessed of amazing good luck. In beginning the great work of obtaining the knowledge and conversation, the magician vows 'to interpret every manifestation of existence as a direct message from the infinite Chaos to himself personally' To do this is to enter the magical world view in its totality. He takes complete responsibility for his present incarnation and must consider every experience, thing, or piece of information which assails him from any source, as a reflection of the way he is conducting his existence. The idea that things happen to one that may or may not be related to the way one acts is an illusion created by our shallow awareness. Keeping a close eye on the walls of the labyrinth, the conditions of his existence, the magician may then begin his invocation. The genius is not something added to oneself. Rather it is a stripping away of excess to reveal the god within. ~ Peter J Carroll, Liber Null Liber LUX,
17:the importance and power of surrender ::: Surrender is the decision taken to hand over the responsibility of your life to the Divine. Without this decision nothing is at all possible; if you do not surrender, the Yoga is entirely out of the question. Everything else comes naturally after it, for the whole process starts with surrender. You can surrender either through knowledge or through devotion. You may have a strong intuition that the Divine alone is the truth and a luminous conviction that without the Divine you cannot manage. Or you may have a spontaneous feeling that this line is the only way of being happy, a strong psychic desire to belong exclusively to the Divine: I do not belong to my self, you say, and give up the responsibility of your being to the Truth. Then comes self-offering: Here I am, a creature of various qualities, good and bad, dark and enlightened. I offer myself as I am to you, take me up with all my ups and downs, conflicting impulses and tendencies - do whatever you like with me. ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1929-1931 ,
18: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. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 1.08 - The Supreme Will,
19:Two Paths Of Yoga ::: There are two paths of Yoga, one of tapasya (discipline), and the other of surrender. The path of tapasya is arduous. Here you rely solely upon yourself, you proceed by your own strength. You ascend and achieve according to the measure of your force. There is always the danger of falling down. And once you fall, you lie broken in the abyss and there is hardly a remedy. The other path, the path of surrender. is a safe and sure. It is here, however, that the Western people find their difficulty. They have been taught to fear and avoid all that threatens their personal independence. They have imbibed with their mothers milk the sense of individuality. And surrender means giving up all that. In other words, you may follow, as Ramakrishna says, either the path of the baby monkey or that of the baby cat. The baby monkey holds to its mother in order to be carried about and it must hold firm, otherwise if it loses its grip, it falls. On the other hand, the baby cat does not hold to its mother, but is held by the mother and has no fear nor responsibility; it to nor has nothing do but to let the mother hold it and cry ma ma. ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1929-1931 ,
20:The scientists, all of them, have their duties no doubt, but they do not fully use their education if they do not try to broaden their sense of responsibility toward all mankind instead of closing themselves up in a narrow specialization where they find their pleasure. Neither engineers nor other scientific men have any right to prefer their own personal peace to the happiness of mankind; their place and their duty are in the front line of struggling humanity, not in the unperturbed ranks of those who keep themselves aloof from life. If they are indifferent, or discouraged because they feel or think that they know that the situation is hopeless, it may be proved that undue pessimism is as dangerous a "religion" as any other blind creed. Indeed there is very little difference in kind between the medieval fanaticism of the "holy inquisition," and modern intolerance toward new ideas. All kinds of intellect must get together, for as long as we presuppose the situation to be hopeless, the situation will indeed be hopeless. The spirit of Human Engineering does not know the word "hopeless"; for engineers know that wrong methods are alone responsible for disastrous results, and that every situation can be successfully handled by the use of proper means. The task of engineering science is not only to know but to know how. Most of the scientists and engineers do not yet realize that their united judgment would be invincible; no system or class would care to disregard it. ~ Alfred Korzybski, Manhood of Humanity ,
21:On that spring day in the park I saw a young woman who attracted me. She was tall and slender, elegantly dressed, and had an intelligent and boyish face. I liked her at once. She was my type and began to fill my imagination. She probably was not much older than I but seemed far more mature, well-defined, a full-grown woman, but with a touch of exuberance and boyishness in her face, and this was what I liked above all . I had never managed to approach a girl with whom I had fallen in love, nor did I manage in this case. But the impression she made on me was deeper than any previous one had been and the infatuation had a profound influence on my life. Suddenly a new image had risen up before me, a lofty and cherished image. And no need, no urge was as deep or as fervent within me as the craving to worship and admire. I gave her the name Beatrice, for, even though I had not read Dante, I knew about Beatrice from an English painting of which I owned a reproduction. It showed a young pre-Raphaelite woman, long-limbed and slender, with long head and etherealized hands and features. My beautiful young woman did not quite resemble her, even though she, too, revealed that slender and boyish figure which I loved, and something of the ethereal, soulful quality of her face. Although I never addressed a single word to Beatrice, she exerted a profound influence on me at that time. She raised her image before me, she gave me access to a holy shrine, she transformed me into a worshiper in a temple. From one day to the next I stayed clear of all bars and nocturnal exploits. I could be alone with myself again and enjoyed reading and going for long walks. My sudden conversion drew a good deal of mockery in its wake. But now I had something I loved and venerated, I had an ideal again, life was rich with intimations of mystery and a feeling of dawn that made me immune to all taunts. I had come home again to myself, even if only as the slave and servant of a cherished image. I find it difficult to think back to that time without a certain fondness. Once more I was trying most strenuously to construct an intimate "world of light" for myself out of the shambles of a period of devastation; once more I sacrificed everything within me to the aim of banishing darkness and evil from myself. And, furthermore, this present "world of light" was to some extent my own creation; it was no longer an escape, no crawling back to -nether and the safety of irresponsibility; it was a new duty, one I had invented and desired on my own, with responsibility and self-control. My sexuality, a torment from which I was in constant flight, was to be transfigured nto spirituality and devotion by this holy fire. Everything :brk and hateful was to be banished, there were to be no more tortured nights, no excitement before lascivious picures, no eavesdropping at forbidden doors, no lust. In place of all this I raised my altar to the image of Beatrice, :.. and by consecrating myself to her I consecrated myself to the spirit and to the gods, sacrificing that part of life which I withdrew from the forces of darkness to those of light. My goal was not joy but purity, not happiness but beauty, and spirituality. This cult of Beatrice completely changed my life. ~ Hermann Hesse, Demian ,
22:Coded LanguageWhereas, breakbeats have been the missing link connecting the diasporic community to its drum woven pastWhereas the quantised drum has allowed the whirling mathematicians to calculate the ever changing distance between rock and stardom.Whereas the velocity of the spinning vinyl, cross-faded, spun backwards, and re-released at the same given moment of recorded history, yet at a different moment in time's continuum has allowed history to catch up with the present.We do hereby declare reality unkempt by the changing standards of dialogue.Statements, such as, "keep it real", especially when punctuating or anticipating modes of ultra-violence inflicted psychologically or physically or depicting an unchanging rule of events will hence forth be seen as retro-active and not representative of the individually determined is.Furthermore, as determined by the collective consciousness of this state of being and the lessened distance between thought patterns and their secular manifestations, the role of men as listening receptacles is to be increased by a number no less than 70 percent of the current enlisted as vocal aggressors.Motherfuckers better realize, now is the time to self-actualizeWe have found evidence that hip hops standard 85 rpm when increased by a number as least half the rate of it's standard or decreased at ¾ of it's speed may be a determining factor in heightening consciousness.Studies show that when a given norm is changed in the face of the unchanging, the remaining contradictions will parallel the truth.Equate rhyme with reason, Sun with seasonOur cyclical relationship to phenomenon has encouraged scholars to erase the centers of periods, thus symbolizing the non-linear character of cause and effectReject mediocrity!Your current frequencies of understanding outweigh that which as been given for you to understand.The current standard is the equivalent of an adolescent restricted to the diet of an infant.The rapidly changing body would acquire dysfunctional and deformative symptoms and could not properly mature on a diet of apple sauce and crushed pearsLight years are interchangeable with years of living in darkness.The role of darkness is not to be seen as, or equated with, Ignorance, but with the unknown, and the mysteries of the unseen.Thus, in the name of:ROBESON, GOD'S SON, HURSTON, AHKENATON, HATHSHEPUT, BLACKFOOT, HELEN,LENNON, KHALO, KALI, THE THREE MARIAS, TARA, LILITHE, LOURDE, WHITMAN,BALDWIN, GINSBERG, KAUFMAN, LUMUMBA, Gandhi, GIBRAN, SHABAZZ, SIDDHARTHA,MEDUSA, GUEVARA, GUARDSIEFF, RAND, WRIGHT, BANNEKER, TUBMAN, HAMER, HOLIDAY,DAVIS, COLTRANE, MORRISON, JOPLIN, DUBOIS, CLARKE, SHAKESPEARE, RACHMNINOV,ELLINGTON, CARTER, GAYE, HATHOWAY, HENDRIX, KUTL, DICKERSON, RIPPERTON,MARY, ISIS, THERESA, PLATH, RUMI, FELLINI, MICHAUX, NOSTRADAMUS, NEFERTITI,LA ROCK, SHIVA, GANESHA, YEMAJA, OSHUN, OBATALA, OGUN, KENNEDY, KING, FOURLITTLE GIRLS, HIROSHIMA, NAGASAKI, KELLER, BIKO, PERONE, MARLEY, COSBY,SHAKUR, THOSE STILL AFLAMED, AND THE COUNTLESS UNNAMEDWe claim the present as the pre-sent, as the hereafter.We are unraveling our navels so that we may ingest the sun.We are not afraid of the darkness, we trust that the moon shall guide us.We are determining the future at this very moment.We now know that the heart is the philosophers' stoneOur music is our alchemyWe stand as the manifested equivalent of 3 buckets of water and a hand full of minerals, thus realizing that those very buckets turned upside down supply the percussion factor of forever.If you must count to keep the beat then count.Find you mantra and awaken your subconscious.Curve you circles counterclockwiseUse your cipher to decipher, Coded Language, man made laws.Climb waterfalls and trees, commune with nature, snakes and bees.Let your children name themselves and claim themselves as the new day for today we are determined to be the channelers of these changing frequencies into songs, paintings, writings, dance, drama, photography, carpentry, crafts, love, and love.We enlist every instrument: Acoustic, electronic.Every so-called race, gender, and sexual preference.Every per-son as beings of sound to acknowledge their responsibility to uplift the consciousness of the entire fucking World.Any utterance will be un-aimed, will be disclaimed - two rappers slainAny utterance will be un-aimed, will be disclaimed - two rappers slain ~ Saul Williams,
23:AUGOEIDES: The magicians most important invocation is that of his Genius, Daemon, True Will, or Augoeides. This operation is traditionally known as attaining the Knowledge and Conversation of the Holy Guardian Angel. It is sometimes known as the Magnum Opus or Great Work. The Augoeides may be defined as the most perfect vehicle of Kia on the plane of duality. As the avatar of Kia on earth, the Augoeides represents the true will, the raison detre of the magician, his purpose in existing. The discovery of ones true will or real nature may be difficult and fraught with danger, since a false identification leads to obsession and madness. The operation of obtaining the knowledge and conversation is usually a lengthy one. The magician is attempting a progressive metamorphosis, a complete overhaul of his entire existence. Yet he has to seek the blueprint for his reborn self as he goes along. Life is less the meaningless accident it seems. Kia has incarnated in these particular conditions of duality for some purpose. The inertia of previous existences propels Kia into new forms of manifestation. Each incarnation represents a task, or a puzzle to be solved, on the way to some greater form of completion. The key to this puzzle is in the phenomena of the plane of duality in which we find ourselves. We are, as it were, trapped in a labyrinth or maze. The only thing to do is move about and keep a close watch on the way the walls turn. In a completely chaotic universe such as this one, there are no accidents. Everything is signifcant. Move a single grain of sand on a distant shore and the entire future history of the world will eventually be changed. A person doing his true will is assisted by the momentum of the universe and seems possessed of amazing good luck. In beginning the great work of obtaining the knowledge and conversation, the magician vows to interpret every manifestation of existence as a direct message from the infinite Chaos to himself personally. To do this is to enter the magical world view in its totality. He takes complete responsibility for his present incarnation and must consider every experience, thing, or piece of information which assails him from any source, as a reflection of the way he is conducting his existence. The idea that things happen to one that may or may not be related to the way one acts is an illusion created by our shallow awareness. Keeping a close eye on the walls of the labyrinth, the conditions of his existence, the magician may then begin his invocation. The genius is not something added to oneself. Rather it is a stripping away of excess to reveal the god within. Directly on awakening, preferably at dawn, the initiate goes to the place of invocation. Figuring to himself as he goes that being born anew each day brings with it the chance of greater rebirth, first he banishes the temple of his mind by ritual or by some magical trance. Then he unveils some token or symbol or sigil which represents to him the Holy Guardian Angel. This symbol he will likely have to change during the great work as the inspiration begins to move him. Next he invokes an image of the Angel into his minds eye. It may be considered as a luminous duplicate of ones own form standing in front of or behind one, or simply as a ball of brilliant light above ones head. Then he formulates his aspirations in what manner he will, humbling himself in prayer or exalting himself in loud proclamation as his need be. The best form of this invocation is spoken spontaneously from the heart, and if halting at first, will prove itself in time. He is aiming to establish a set of ideas and images which correspond to the nature of his genius, and at the same time receive inspiration from that source. As the magician begins to manifest more of his true will, the Augoeides will reveal images, names, and spiritual principles by which it can be drawn into greater manifestation. Having communicated with the invoked form, the magician should draw it into himself and go forth to live in the way he hath willed. The ritual may be concluded with an aspiration to the wisdom of silence by a brief concentration on the sigil of the Augoeides, but never by banishing. Periodically more elaborate forms of ritual, using more powerful forms of gnosis, may be employed. At the end of the day, there should be an accounting and fresh resolution made. Though every day be a catalog of failure, there should be no sense of sin or guilt. Magic is the raising of the whole individual in perfect balance to the power of Infinity, and such feelings are symptomatic of imbalance. If any unnecessary or imbalanced scraps of ego become identified with the genius by mistake, then disaster awaits. The life force flows directly into these complexes and bloats them into grotesque monsters variously known as the demon Choronzon. Some magicians attempting to go too fast with this invocation have failed to banish this demon, and have gone spectacularly insane as a result. ~ Peter J Carroll, Liber Null ,
24:Education THE EDUCATION of a human being should begin at birth and continue throughout his life. Indeed, if we want this education to have its maximum result, it should begin even before birth; in this case it is the mother herself who proceeds with this education by means of a twofold action: first, upon herself for her own improvement, and secondly, upon the child whom she is forming physically. For it is certain that the nature of the child to be born depends very much upon the mother who forms it, upon her aspiration and will as well as upon the material surroundings in which she lives. To see that her thoughts are always beautiful and pure, her feelings always noble and fine, her material surroundings as harmonious as possible and full of a great simplicity - this is the part of education which should apply to the mother herself. And if she has in addition a conscious and definite will to form the child according to the highest ideal she can conceive, then the very best conditions will be realised so that the child can come into the world with his utmost potentialities. How many difficult efforts and useless complications would be avoided in this way! Education to be complete must have five principal aspects corresponding to the five principal activities of the human being: the physical, the vital, the mental, the psychic and the spiritual. Usually, these phases of education follow chronologically the growth of the individual; this, however, does not mean that one of them should replace another, but that all must continue, completing one another until the end of his life. We propose to study these five aspects of education one by one and also their interrelationships. But before we enter into the details of the subject, I wish to make a recommendation to parents. Most parents, for various reasons, give very little thought to the true education which should be imparted to children. When they have brought a child into the world, provided him with food, satisfied his various material needs and looked after his health more or less carefully, they think they have fully discharged their duty. Later on, they will send him to school and hand over to the teachers the responsibility for his education. There are other parents who know that their children must be educated and who try to do what they can. But very few, even among those who are most serious and sincere, know that the first thing to do, in order to be able to educate a child, is to educate oneself, to become conscious and master of oneself so that one never sets a bad example to one's child. For it is above all through example that education becomes effective. To speak good words and to give wise advice to a child has very little effect if one does not oneself give him an example of what one teaches. Sincerity, honesty, straightforwardness, courage, disinterestedness, unselfishness, patience, endurance, perseverance, peace, calm, self-control are all things that are taught infinitely better by example than by beautiful speeches. Parents, have a high ideal and always act in accordance with it and you will see that little by little your child will reflect this ideal in himself and spontaneously manifest the qualities you would like to see expressed in his nature. Quite naturally a child has respect and admiration for his parents; unless they are quite unworthy, they will always appear to their child as demigods whom he will try to imitate as best he can. With very few exceptions, parents are not aware of the disastrous influence that their own defects, impulses, weaknesses and lack of self-control have on their children. If you wish to be respected by a child, have respect for yourself and be worthy of respect at every moment. Never be authoritarian, despotic, impatient or ill-tempered. When your child asks you a question, do not give him a stupid or silly answer under the pretext that he cannot understand you. You can always make yourself understood if you take enough trouble; and in spite of the popular saying that it is not always good to tell the truth, I affirm that it is always good to tell the truth, but that the art consists in telling it in such a way as to make it accessible to the mind of the hearer. In early life, until he is twelve or fourteen, the child's mind is hardly open to abstract notions and general ideas. And yet you can train it to understand these things by using concrete images, symbols or parables. Up to quite an advanced age and for some who mentally always remain children, a narrative, a story, a tale well told teach much more than any number of theoretical explanations. Another pitfall to avoid: do not scold your child without good reason and only when it is quite indispensable. A child who is too often scolded gets hardened to rebuke and no longer attaches much importance to words or severity of tone. And above all, take good care never to scold him for a fault which you yourself commit. Children are very keen and clear-sighted observers; they soon find out your weaknesses and note them without pity. When a child has done something wrong, see that he confesses it to you spontaneously and frankly; and when he has confessed, with kindness and affection make him understand what was wrong in his movement so that he will not repeat it, but never scold him; a fault confessed must always be forgiven. You should not allow any fear to come between you and your child; fear is a pernicious means of education: it invariably gives birth to deceit and lying. Only a discerning affection that is firm yet gentle and an adequate practical knowledge will create the bonds of trust that are indispensable for you to be able to educate your child effectively. And do not forget that you have to control yourself constantly in order to be equal to your task and truly fulfil the duty which you owe your child by the mere fact of having brought him into the world. Bulletin, February 1951 ~ The Mother, On Education ,
25:The Two Paths Of Yoga ::: 14 April 1929 - What are the dangers of Yoga? Is it especially dangerous to the people of the West? Someone has said that Yoga may be suitable for the East, but it has the effect of unbalancing the Western mind. Yoga is not more dangerous to the people of the West than to those of the East. Everything depends upon the spirit with which you approach it. Yoga does become dangerous if you want it for your own sake, to serve a personal end. It is not dangerous, on the contrary, it is safety and security itself, if you go to it with a sense of its sacredness, always remembering that the aim is to find the Divine. Dangers and difficulties come in when people take up Yoga not for the sake of the Divine, but because they want to acquire power and under the guise of Yoga seek to satisfy some ambition. if you cannot get rid of ambition, do not touch the thing. It is fire that burns. There are two paths of Yoga, one of tapasya (discipline), and the other of surrender. The path of tapasya is arduous. Here you rely solely upon yourself, you proceed by your own strength. You ascend and achieve according to the measure of your force. There is always the danger of falling down. And once you fall, you lie broken in the abyss and there is hardly a remedy. The other path, the path of surrender, is safe and sure. It is here, however, that the Western people find their difficulty. They have been taught to fear and avoid all that threatens their personal independence. They have imbibed with their mothers' milk the sense of individuality. And surrender means giving up all that. In other words, you may follow, as Ramakrishna says, either the path of the baby monkey or that of the baby cat. The baby monkey holds to its mother in order to be carried about and it must hold firm, otherwise if it loses its grip, it falls. On the other hand, the baby cat does not hold to its mother, but is held by the mother and has no fear nor responsibility; it has nothing to do but to let the mother hold it and cry ma ma. If you take up this path of surrender fully and sincerely, there is no more danger or serious difficulty. The question is to be sincere. If you are not sincere, do not begin Yoga. If you were dealing in human affairs, then you could resort to deception; but in dealing with the Divine there is no possibility of deception anywhere. You can go on the Path safely when you are candid and open to the core and when your only end is to realise and attain the Divine and to be moved by the Divine. There is another danger; it is in connection with the sex impulses. Yoga in its process of purification will lay bare and throw up all hidden impulses and desires in you. And you must learn not to hide things nor leave them aside, you have to face them and conquer and remould them. The first effect of Yoga, however, is to take away the mental control, and the hungers that lie dormant are suddenly set free, they rush up and invade the being. So long as this mental control has not been replaced by the Divine control, there is a period of transition when your sincerity and surrender will be put to the test. The strength of such impulses as those of sex lies usually in the fact that people take too much notice of them; they protest too vehemently and endeavour to control them by coercion, hold them within and sit upon them. But the more you think of a thing and say, "I don't want it, I don't want it", the more you are bound to it. What you should do is to keep the thing away from you, to dissociate from it, take as little notice of it as possible and, even if you happen to think of it, remain indifferent and unconcerned. The impulses and desires that come up by the pressure of Yoga should be faced in a spirit of detachment and serenity, as something foreign to yourself or belonging to the outside world. They should be offered to the Divine, so that the Divine may take them up and transmute them. If you have once opened yourself to the Divine, if the power of the Divine has once come down into you and yet you try to keep to the old forces, you prepare troubles and difficulties and dangers for yourself. You must be vigilant and see that you do not use the Divine as a cloak for the satisfaction of your desires. There are many self-appointed Masters, who do nothing but that. And then when you are off the straight path and when you have a little knowledge and not much power, it happens that you are seized by beings or entities of a certain type, you become blind instruments in their hands and are devoured by them in the end. Wherever there is pretence, there is danger; you cannot deceive God. Do you come to God saying, "I want union with you" and in your heart meaning "I want powers and enjoyments"? Beware! You are heading straight towards the brink of the precipice. And yet it is so easy to avoid all catastrophe. Become like a child, give yourself up to the Mother, let her carry you, and there is no more danger for you. This does not mean that you have not to face other kinds of difficulties or that you have not to fight and conquer any obstacles at all. Surrender does not ensure a smooth and unruffled and continuous progression. The reason is that your being is not yet one, nor your surrender absolute and complete. Only a part of you surrenders; and today it is one part and the next day it is another. The whole purpose of the Yoga is to gather all the divergent parts together and forge them into an undivided unity. Till then you cannot hope to be without difficulties - difficulties, for example, like doubt or depression or hesitation. The whole world is full of the poison. You take it in with every breath. If you exchange a few words with an undesirable man or even if such a man merely passes by you, you may catch the contagion from him. It is sufficient for you to come near a place where there is plague in order to be infected with its poison; you need not know at all that it is there. You can lose in a few minutes what it has taken you months to gain. So long as you belong to humanity and so long as you lead the ordinary life, it does not matter much if you mix with the people of the world; but if you want the divine life, you will have to be exceedingly careful about your company and your environment. ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1929-1931 ,

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1:He shoulders responsibility ~ Anonymous,
2:Shouldering responsibility When ~ Ray Mears,
3:Crowds diffuse responsibility. ~ Sam Sommers,
4:Responsibility is freedom’s twin. ~ Anonymous,
5:Responsibility prevents crimes. ~ Edmund Burke,
6:Champions take responsibility. ~ Billie Jean King,
7:Knowledge increases responsibility. ~ Rick Warren,
8:we have a responsibility to them. ~ Reki Kawahara,
9:With freedom comes responsibility ~ Jesse Ventura,
10:Responsibility is good for your soul ~ Judah Smith,
11:With wealth comes responsibility. ~ Jonathan Sacks,
12:your actions are not my responsibility ~ Rupi Kaur,
13:Responsibility leads to development of character. ~,
14:else the responsibility for your life. ~ Mary Oliver,
15:Responsibility cannot be shared. ~ Robert A Heinlein,
16:Responsibility was our cruel mooring.... ~ David Brin,
17:So far no one has claimed responsibility. ~ Ben Elton,
18:Whatever happens, take responsibility. ~ Tony Robbins,
19:A new era of responsibility is here. ~ Valerie Jarrett,
20:no excuses. I accept full responsibility ~ Lisa Bevere,
21:With great power, comes great responsibility ~ Unknown,
22:In dreams begins responsibility. ~ William Butler Yeats,
23:My primary responsibility is to be funny. ~ Al Madrigal,
24:With great power comes great responsibility. ~ Stan Lee,
25:As architects we have a responsibility ~ Richard Rogers,
26:I'm really not tailored for responsibility. ~ Rick James,
27:My responsibility is to truth and beauty. ~ Amiri Baraka,
28:Quality is everyone's responsibility. ~ W Edwards Deming,
29:Responsibility is the ability to respond. ~ Lucille Ball,
30:Responsibility is the price of freedom. ~ Elbert Hubbard,
31:Here's to responsibility, twice a week. ~ Stephenie Meyer,
32:As designers we have a great responsibility. ~ Dieter Rams,
33:Sleep is death without the responsibility. ~ Fran Lebowitz,
34:With great responsibility comes great power. ~ Mark Manson,
35:With opportunity comes responsibility. ~ Winston Churchill,
36:Here's to responsibility, twice a week.', ~ Stephenie Meyer,
37:Making reality real is art's responsibility. ~ Eudora Welty,
38:Making reality real is art’s responsibility. ~ Eudora Welty,
39:Man has responsibility, not power—Tuscarora ~ Sylvia Browne,
40:‎With adulthood comes responsibility. ~ Mary Lydon Simonsen,
41:The ability to respond is responsibility ~ Elizabeth Gilbert,
42:With a free press comes a responsibility. ~ Kellyanne Conway,
43:Your happiness is your own responsibility. ~ Jennifer Garner,
44:Anybody from my soil is my responsibility. ~ Asif Ali Zardari,
45:Real faith is sharing responsibility with God. ~ Bill Winston,
46:The price of greatness is responsibility. ~ Winston Churchill,
47:Winners take responsibility, losers blame others. ~ Brit Hume,
48:Democracy isn't a gift. It's a responsibility. ~ Dalton Trumbo,
49:I assumed my first undivided responsibility. ~ Charles Dickens,
50:I will take responsibility for all operations. ~ Shunroku Hata,
51:Take stands, take risks, take responsibility. ~ Muriel Siebert,
52:The world we want is an enormous responsibility. ~ Paul Polman,
53:We all must grow before we take on responsibility. ~ Emma Hamm,
54:Absolute freedom is absolute responsibility. ~ Ursula K Le Guin,
55:Responsibility simply means your ability to respond. ~ Sadhguru,
56:Take responsibility for finding your one true love ~ Bo S nchez,
57:Take responsibility for the face of the world. ~ Timothy Snyder,
58:The price of greatness is responsibility. ~ Winston S Churchill,
59:BOREDOM IS A new challenge and responsibility. ~ Alain de Botton,
60:But responsibility hardens the heart. It must. ~ Ford Madox Ford,
61:Great power involves great responsibility ~ Franklin D Roosevelt,
62:Knowledge is often a responsibility nobody wants ~ Cecelia Ahern,
63:Power always brings with it responsibility. ~ Theodore Roosevelt,
64:Power-over is amoral. Power-to is responsibility. ~ Gloria Feldt,
65:Reactivity is enslavement. Responsibility is freedom. ~ Sadhguru,
66:Responsibility is proportionate to opportunity. ~ Woodrow Wilson,
67:The price of greatness is responsibility.” That ~ John C Maxwell,
68:We can outsource the work but not the responsibility. ~ Gene Kim,
69:We have a responsibility to be aware of others. ~ Angelina Jolie,
70:We live in an era of organized irresponsibility. ~ Otto Scharmer,
71:Whatever you feel, you become. It is your responsibility. ~ Osho,
72:With great penis comes great responsibility, honey. ~ Max Monroe,
73:With little power comes little responsibility. ~ Brian K Vaughan,
74:I certainly take work as a joyous responsibility. ~ Julia Roberts,
75:Our greatest responsibility is to be good ancestors. ~ Jonas Salk,
76:Our responsibility as Christians makes us tremble. ~ Oscar Romero,
77:Our responsibility begins with our imagination. ~ Haruki Murakami,
78:Take responsibility for making conscious choices. ~ Deepak Chopra,
79:Take responsibility for the energy you bring. ~ Jill Bolte Taylor,
80:The responsibility to nightmare is to wake up. ~ Michael S Harper,
81:With great hotness comes great responsibility. ~ Alyxandra Harvey,
82:You have to take responsibility for listening. ~ Banana Yoshimoto,
83:Your responsibility as an artist is to experiment. ~ Squarepusher,
84:Embrace the hell out of personal responsibility. ~ Mike Krzyzewski,
85:Every man's happiness is his own responsibility. ~ Abraham Lincoln,
86:I have a responsibility to banks, to shareholders. ~ Arnon Milchan,
87:It's like a fugue of evaded responsibility. ~ David Foster Wallace,
88:Leadership is not a right-it is a responsibility. ~ John C Maxwell,
89:Men grow by having responsibility laid upon them. ~ Woodrow Wilson,
90:Responsibility always stops at the president's desk. ~ John McCain,
91:The writer's only responsibility is to his art. ~ William Faulkner,
92:Uniqueness isn't a virtue. It's a responsibility. ~ Mark Batterson,
93:We cannot avoid this responsibility, this freedom. ~ Irvin D Yalom,
94:With great knowledge comes great responsibility. ~ Haruki Murakami,
95:With great power, comes great responsibility. ~ Stephanie Erickson,
96:You have to take responsibility for who you are ~ Anthony Horowitz,
97:A prig always finds a last refuge in responsibility. ~ Jean Cocteau,
98:Divide responsibility and nobody is responsible. ~ W Edwards Deming,
99:Fault is past tense. Responsibility is present tense. ~ Mark Manson,
100:It is not your fault. But, it is your responsibility. ~ Mark Manson,
101:Success is your duty, obligation and responsibility ~ Grant Cardone,
102:Take responsibility for the things you build and invent. ~ Bill Joy,
103:We have a high moral responsibility to be rational ~ Charlie Munger,
104:When you assume responsibility for what you experience ~ Gary Zukav,
105:With great influence comes great responsibility. ~ Melanie Iglesias,
106:I take personal responsibility for everything I say. ~ George W Bush,
107:I take responsibility for myself and what I do now. ~ Paul Gascoigne,
108:Learn to caste your care, but not your responsibility. ~ Joyce Meyer,
109:Responsibility, I believe, accrues through privilege. ~ Noam Chomsky,
110:Responsibility without power is a really bad deal. ~ Patrick Califia,
111:Talent is an accident of genes, and a responsibility. ~ Alan Rickman,
112:The main social responsibility for a company is to win. ~ Jack Welch,
113:We children learned responsibility automatically. ~ James Earl Jones,
114:What a massive responsibility, being a moral creature ~ Isaac Marion,
115:Whatever you feel, you become. It is your responsibility. ~ Rajneesh,
116:Being someone's responsibility makes them hate you. ~ Richard Bachman,
117:It is your duty and responsibility to become successful, ~ John Kehoe,
118:Ive no regrets. You take responsibility for your actions. ~ Ron Moody,
119:Leadership, like responsibility, is a voluntary act. ~ John C Maxwell,
120:Men don't want any responsibility, and neither do I. ~ Julie Christie,
121:My responsibility is to get people into the offense. ~ Deron Williams,
122:Only Individuals have a sense of Responsibility ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
123:Our number one responsibility is to protect the homeland. ~ Paul Ryan,
124:Taking responsibility is a step toward redemption. ~ Barbara Delinsky,
125:Talent is an accident of genes - and a responsibility. ~ Alan Rickman,
126:There is only one social responsibility of business ~ Milton Friedman,
127:What a massive responsibility, being a moral creature. ~ Isaac Marion,
128:You don't have to ask permission to take responsibility. ~ Ed Catmull,
129:You don’t have to ask permission to take responsibility. ~ Ed Catmull,
130:Blamelessness does not relieve us of responsibility ~ Orson Scott Card,
131:I do feel I have a responsibility to the youths. For real. ~ Sean Paul,
132:Only individuals have a sense of responsibility. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
133:Assume responsibility for the quality of your own life ~ Norman Cousins,
134:Paying tax is not a punishment. It's a responsibility. ~ Chris Matthews,
135:Public praying is a responsibility as well as a privilege. ~ D A Carson,
136:Somebody has to take responsibility for being a leader. ~ Toni Morrison,
137:Take responsibility for making your own life beautiful. ~ Timothy Leary,
138:The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. ~ Max DePree,
139:The margin is narrow, but the responsibility is clear. ~ John F Kennedy,
140:We all have a responsibility to create a just society ~ Bryan Stevenson,
142:But with great responsibility, one finds great loneliness.”  ~ Sara King,
143:Even if it's not your fault, it's your responsibility. ~ Terry Pratchett,
144:Fear bespeaks of wisdom. Recognition of responsibility. ~ Steven Erikson,
145:Freedom is a school of responsibility for human beings. ~ Dinesh D Souza,
146:I make all my own decisions and I take full responsibility. ~ Kanye West,
147:Innovation is everyones responsibility, not just R&Ds. ~ Albert Einstein,
148:I think it's a responsibility for everyone to give back. ~ Stacy Keibler,
149:It is alright to trust. But trust comes with responsibility. ~ Jon Jones,
150:Leadership is about vision and responsibility, not power. ~ Seth Berkley,
151:Liberty and responsibility are inseparable. ~ Friedrich August von Hayek,
152:Our existence deforms the universe. That's responsibility. ~ Neil Gaiman,
153:Perhaps the most tragic ignorance is that of responsibility. ~ Anonymous,
154:Sure, I'd take the responsibility of queen any day. ~ Charisma Carpenter,
155:Testing is not the point. The point is about responsibility. ~ Kent Beck,
156:The bigger the contract, the bigger the responsibility. ~ Pedro Martinez,
157:The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. ~ Max De Pree,
158:The world is our responsibility. We cannot evade it. ~ Gordon B Hinckley,
159:This is not your responsibility but it is your problem. ~ Cheryl Strayed,
160:… With great alcohol comes great irresponsibility. ~ Mokokoma Mokhonoana,
161:A lack of responsibility unleashes the worst in us. There’s ~ Kevin Kelly,
162:Having people be afraid of you comes with responsibility. ~ Daniel Gordis,
163:I am one of those people who quite enjoys responsibility. ~ Stuart Pearce,
164:I grow spiritually when I accept responsibility for my life. ~ Louise Hay,
165:Life has no meaning except in terms of responsibility. ~ Reinhold Niebuhr,
166:No alibi will save you from accepting the responsibility. ~ Napoleon Hill,
167:No better blessing than the responsibility of fatherhood. ~ Stephen Curry,
168:Responsibility is the choice we make to respond with care. ~ Wayne Visser,
169:Contemporary culture is not very good on responsibility. ~ Simon Blackburn,
170:Everybody blames the culture without taking responsibility. ~ James Levine,
171:I like people who take responsibility for their lives. ~ Walter Dean Myers,
172:It's the responsibility of the survivor to tell the story. ~ Tom Spanbauer,
173:Man's responsibility increases as that of the gods decreases. ~ Andre Gide,
174:Men have to take more responsibility. Men have to intervene ~ Barack Obama,
175:Say what you say plainly, and then take responsibility for it. ~ Ai Weiwei,
176:Take responsibility for what you communicate with others. ~ Timothy Snyder,
177:The choices we make are ultimately our responsibility. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt,
178:To give up responsibility for our lives is not healthy. ~ Michael Crichton,
179:With great responsibility...comes great need to take a nap. ~ Rick Riordan,
180:You have a responsibility when you have a large community. ~ Pete Cashmore,
181:You must accept the responsibility of being self-made. ~ Robert T Kiyosaki,
182:I act with full responsibility and after extensive reflection. ~ Asger Jorn,
183:I'm crushed by the responsibility of writing a satirical book. ~ Al Franken,
184:Our responsibility as citizens is to keep doing our part. ~ Hillary Clinton,
185:Privilege is here, and with privilege goes responsibility. ~ John F Kennedy,
186:Responsibility is a grace you give yourself not an obligation ~ Dan Millman,
187:thinking isn’t a diversion, it’s a responsibility . . . ~ Arkady Strugatsky,
188:All of us have a responsibility to help pay for health care. ~ Newt Gingrich,
189:I feel a responsibility to get the truth out into the world. ~ Jeff Orlowski,
190:India has a responsibility to itself to fight Climate Change ~ Jairam Ramesh,
191:I take great responsibility in any character that I play. ~ Jessica Chastain,
192:I will never do a record without some sense of responsibility. ~ Talib Kweli,
193:Our responsibility is no longer to acquire, but to BE. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
194:People that take responsibility are often given responsibility! ~ Seth Godin,
195:Responsibility is the price every man must pay for freedom. ~ Edith Hamilton,
196:Today's church wants to be raptured from responsibility. ~ Leonard Ravenhill,
197:We need to bring personal responsibility back to the family! ~ John G Miller,
198:We were blessed, and with blessing comes responsibility. ~ Michaela DePrince,
199:Your sense of responsibility to others can never be excessive. ~ Dean Koontz,
200:A leader can give up anything - except final responsibility. ~ John C Maxwell,
201:An actors most important responsibility is to know lines well. ~ Harry Morgan,
202:Enlightenment means taking full responsibility for your life. ~ William Blake,
203:If I have the means, I have the responsibility to employ them. ~ Terry Brooks,
204:It's not pressure. It's responsibility We put it on ourselves. ~ Abby Wambach,
205:Political action is the highest responsibility of a citizen. ~ John F Kennedy,
206:Realizing your potential as a leader is your responsibility. ~ John C Maxwell,
207:Real responsibility means doing what’s right, even when it’s hard. ~ J D Robb,
208:When trust is extended, it breeds responsibility in return. ~ Frederic Laloux,
209:A man cannot get rid of the responsibility, for his own actions. ~ Leo Tolstoy,
210:As a writer, my only responsibility is to tell a compelling story. ~ Jay Asher,
211:Being paid to wonder seems like a heavy responsibility at times. ~ Hope Jahren,
212:Be the holder of your own Nature. It is a joyful responsibility. ~ Eric Fischl,
213:I never wanted children, maybe I'm afraid of responsibility. ~ Mahmoud Darwish,
214:It’s entirely your responsibility to make your dreams come true. ~ Jason Fried,
215:It's our responsibility as humans to take care of each other. ~ Caitlin Crosby,
216:My responsibility as a poet, as an artist, is to not look away. ~ Nikky Finney,
217:One has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws. ~ Martin Luther King Jr,
218:Patriotism is a lively sense of collective responsibility. ~ Richard Aldington,
219:Responsibility is a tremendous engine in a free government. ~ Thomas Jefferson,
220:Responsibility is what awaits outside the Eden of Creativity ~ Nadine Gordimer,
221:Society works by putting opportunity and responsibility together. ~ Tony Blair,
222:That was half the problem with kids these days. No responsibility. ~ Susan May,
223:The responsibility of an artist is to be honest with themselves. ~ Talib Kweli,
224:Whatever happens on the earth—man must share the responsibility. ~ Jean Gebser,
225:Where there is great power, there is great responsibility. ~ Winston Churchill,
226:you won’t find the word responsibility in the Scriptures. ~ William Paul Young,
227:artist can never free himself from his responsibility as a creator. ~ Anonymous,
228:Consensus comes with another flaw. It dilutes responsibility. ~ Frederic Laloux,
229:I feel it's my responsibility to turn people on to great music. ~ Randy Jackson,
230:I feel some responsibility to shine light on things that I love. ~ Flying Lotus,
231:it's a lot of responsibility to hold a person's heart in your hands ~ Jenny Han,
232:Peace is a national issue, not only government's responsibility. ~ Ashraf Ghani,
233:Responsibility is what awaits outside the Eden of Creativity. ~ Nadine Gordimer,
234:Taking responsibility for your own life is not a Left wing idea ~ Dennis Prager,
235:The only way I see an out is for you to take full responsibility. ~ Johnny Hunt,
236:To practice magic is to bear the responsibility for having a vision. ~ Starhawk,
237:Artists have the responsibility to serve humanity give people hope. ~ Dalai Lama,
238:Crim has baggage: expectation, history, responsibility. ~ Lee Patrick Mastelotto,
239:It's a lot of responsibility to hold a person's heart in your hands. ~ Jenny Han,
240:Management has no power. Management has only responsibility.” I ~ John C Maxwell,
241:Power is the prize of responsibility; accountability is its price. ~ Fred Kofman,
242:Responsibility can never be given. It can only be taken. ~ Maharishi Mahesh Yogi,
243:The free market punishes irresponsibility. Government rewards it. ~ Harry Browne,
244:Where mistakes have been made, the responsibility rests with me. ~ George W Bush,
245:Where there is great power, there is great responsibility. ~ Winston S Churchill,
246:A sense of responsibility would spoil her. She's too pretty. ~ F Scott Fitzgerald,
247:Being paid to wonder seems like a heavy responsibility at times. At ~ Hope Jahren,
248:In Washington, of course, evading responsibility is an art form, ~ David Horowitz,
249:Literacy is not a luxury, it is a right and a responsibility. ~ William J Clinton,
250:Love can only exist where freedom and responsibility are operating. ~ Henry Cloud,
251:the greater the power, the more terrible its responsibility. ~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky,
252:Your body is not just yours. It is a gift and a responsibility. ~ Thich Nhat Hanh,
253:After a while, being somebody's responsibility makes them hate you. ~ Stephen King,
254:A loud noise at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other. ~ Ronald Knox,
255:Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity. ~ Khalil Gibran,
256:I'd have to say I've become more aware of my communal responsibility. ~ Jeff Koons,
257:I think people have to take responsibility for their own actions. ~ Marilyn Manson,
258:It is a great responsibility, to be trusted with another’s heart. ~ Claire Legrand,
259:It's a full on job just looking for human social responsibility. ~ Colin Greenwood,
260:Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it. ~ George Bernard Shaw,
261:Masculinity is the glad assumption of sacrificial responsibility. ~ Douglas Wilson,
262:No, I'm not coaching. It's a huge responsibility to coach somebody. ~ Oksana Baiul,
263:The language of reactive people absolves them of responsibility. ~ Stephen R Covey,
264:There is no truth without responsibility following in its wake. ~ Kenneth Lee Pike,
265:To say you have no choice is to relieve yourself of responsibility. ~ Patrick Ness,
266:You can delegate authority, but you cannot delegate responsibility. ~ Byron Dorgan,
267:Divine sovereignty is not a substitute for human responsibility. ~ Warren W Wiersbe,
268:I am bewildered by the death of love. And my responsibility for it. ~ Arthur Miller,
269:If you take the responsibility for your life, you can start changing it. ~ Rajneesh,
270:I'm totally independent. I don't bear any responsibility to any system. ~ Ai Weiwei,
271:It's my responsibility as a singer-songwriter to report the news. ~ John Mellencamp,
272:I use that as my responsibility on the show, to be the pragmatist. ~ Fisher Stevens,
273:Our responsibility is one of decision, for to govern is to choose. ~ John F Kennedy,
274:Some victims do need to "blame" themselves and take responsibility. ~ Bryant McGill,
275:Some will not look on suffering because it creates responsibility. ~ Fulton J Sheen,
276:Who will take responsibility for raising the next generation? ~ Ruth Bader Ginsburg,
277:With freedom goes responsibility. You can’t have one without the other. ~ Ginny Dye,
278:Your life begins to change the day you take responsibility for it. ~ Steve Maraboli,
279:AIBO permits something different: attachment without responsibility. ~ Sherry Turkle,
280:Better guilt than the terrible burden of freedom and responsibility. ~ Ernest Becker,
281:I am responsible for everything... except my very responsibility. ~ Jean Paul Sartre,
282:If I will not take responsibility, I cannot take control. ~ Cassie Dandridge Selleck,
283:In a country authored and sustained by criminal irresponsibility. ~ Ta Nehisi Coates,
284:Increased knowledge clearly implies increased responsibility. ~ Nicolaas Bloembergen,
285:Knowledge is responsibility, which is why people resist knowledge. ~ Stefan Molyneux,
286:Politicians have responsibility to act if the public opinion changes. ~ David Titley,
287:Provision for others is a fundamental responsibility of human life. ~ Woodrow Wilson,
288:There's a responsibility as a musician to do the music that you want to hear. ~ El P,
289:things in life can be solved with more responsibility and awareness. ~ Kevin Horsley,
290:To have a child is to be impaled daily on the spike of responsibility. ~ Steve Toltz,
291:Tomorrow’s opportunity is determined by yesterday’s responsibility. ~ John C Maxwell,
292:We have a responsibility to look after our planet. It is our only home. ~ Dalai Lama,
293:You cannot excuse your way out of responsibility for your own actions. ~ J T Cope IV,
294:Ability involves responsibility; power, to its last particle, is duty. ~ Ian Maclaren,
295:Being single is pretty good. It's a nice sense of irresponsibility. ~ Michael Douglas,
296:Change your thinking, take responsibility for everything in your life. ~ Wayne W Dyer,
297:Enlightened people seldom or never possess a sense of responsibility. ~ George Orwell,
298:Enlightenment demands that you take responsibility for your way of life. ~ Wayne Dyer,
299:Ignorance is bliss. Knowledge is often a responsibility nobody wants. ~ Cecelia Ahern,
300:In Congress, I was a relentless advocate for fiscal responsibility. ~ Ann Kirkpatrick,
301:It is exclusively other people's responsibility to please themselves. ~ Bryant McGill,
302:Leadership is taking responsibility while others are making excuses. ~ John C Maxwell,
303:Managing yourself requires taking responsibility for relationships. ~ Peter F Drucker,
304:Overblown responsibility was a part of my preoccupation with myself. ~ Susan Vreeland,
305:the price of greatness is responsibility over each of your thoughts. ~ Robin S Sharma,
306:We will not spend four years blaming others, we will take responsibility. ~ Paul Ryan,
307:While their service is ending, our responsibility is just beginning! ~ Howard Schultz,
308:You have the freedom (and the responsibility) to rest. So take a nap. ~ Paul Coughlin,
309:You have to remind people of their own struggles. It's a responsibility. ~ Elia Kazan,
310:Building awareness and responsibility is the essence of good coaching. ~ John Whitmore,
311:Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity. #truth ~ Liz Fenton,
312:I had seen beauty, but the beauty had burdened me with responsibility. ~ Rudolfo Anaya,
313:I think an artist's responsibility is more complex than people realize. ~ Jodie Foster,
314:I think you need to make responsibility something that's not just a word. ~ Bill Cosby,
315:We have a responsibility to disobey and violate unjust rules and laws. ~ Bryant McGill,
316:As soon as you take responsibility for your life, you can change the world. ~ Tom Basso,
317:Freedom is first of all a responsibility before the God from whom we come. ~ Alan Keyes,
318:If you are to be, you must begin by assuming responsibility. ~ Antoine de Saint Exup ry,
319:If you know your job, you have a responsibility to pass the knowledge on. ~ Tana French,
320:Making changes was my responsibility. Having a great guy was just a bonus. ~ Sylvia Day,
321:Nobody was innocent. There were only varying degrees of responsibility. ~ Stieg Larsson,
322:Our greatest responsibility is to be good ancestors.”   (Jonas Salk) ~ Galina Krasskova,
323:The responsibility of tolerance lies in those who have the wider vision. ~ George Eliot,
324:We cannot defer this responsibility to posterity. Time will not wait. ~ Walter Cronkite,
325:Whenever you make a promise, you have a responsibility to that promise. ~ Deion Sanders,
326:You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today. ~ Abraham Lincoln,
327:You must take responsibility for removing I can't from your vocabulary. ~ Jack Canfield,
328:A son’s responsibility isn’t to be like his father, but to be better than him. ~ Jo Nesb,
329:Find your place on the planet. Dig in, and take responsibility from there. ~ Gary Snyder,
330:I never rejected any responsibility, but that depends on the decision. ~ Bashar al Assad,
331:Leadership is not a license to do less; it is a responsibility to do more. ~ Simon Sinek,
332:My job as a parent is a temporary responsibility with eternal consequences. ~ Tim Kimmel,
333:Rank does not confer privilege or give power. It imposes responsibility. ~ Peter Drucker,
334:Responsibility is the most important ability that a person can possess. ~ John C Maxwell,
335:responsibility—“response-ability”—the ability to choose your response. ~ Stephen R Covey,
336:Taking responsibility, even for failures, is always a growth opportunity. ~ Scott Berkun,
337:Taking responsibility for oneself is by definition an act of kindness. ~ Sharon Salzberg,
338:•The abusive partner continually denies any responsibility for problems. ~ Beverly Engel,
339:the price of greatness is responsibility over each of your thoughts. ~ Winston Churchill,
340:the responsibility of science, and the limits of technological progress. ~ Rachel Carson,
341:As the skills of production decline, the skills of responsibility perish. ~ Wendell Berry,
342:Evading responsibility was a proclivity of the human species, it seemed. ~ Steven Erikson,
343:Freedom is not only a gift, but a summons to personal responsibility. ~ Pope Benedict XVI,
344:Freedom without responsibility? What freedom is that? None at all. ~ David Clement Davies,
345:I don't take any responsibility for the lunatic fringes of my own religion. ~ J K Rowling,
346:Leadership is not rank, privileges, title or money. It is responsibility. ~ Peter Drucker,
347:Leadership - leadership is about taking responsibility, not making excuses. ~ Mitt Romney,
348:Life gave you problems. It was your responsibility to rise above them. ~ Janette Rallison,
349:Responsibility without power, the fate of the secretary through the ages. ~ Ariel Dorfman,
350:the greater the power, the more frightening is the responsibility of wielding ~ Anonymous,
351:The main professional responsibility of a person in business is business. ~ Lee R Raymond,
352:The responsibility of tolerance lies with those who have the wider vision. ~ George Eliot,
353:The world is not changing if you don’t shoulder the burden of responsibility. ~ Ai Weiwei,
354:Being an adult isn't a matter of age. It's a matter of responsibility. ~ Jonathan L Howard,
355:Big pay and little responsibility are circumstances seldom found together. ~ Napoleon Hill,
356:Freedom comes from taking responsibility; bondage comes from giving it away. ~ Henry Cloud,
357:I have found it impossible to carry the heavy burden of responsibility. ~ King Edward VIII,
358:In management terms, one's authority is not sufficient for his responsibility. ~ Anonymous,
359:I saw the errors I had made and assumed full responsibility for everything. ~ Henry Miller,
360:It is the first responsibility of every citizen to question authority. ~ Benjamin Franklin,
361:My responsibility is to save Tibet, to protect its ancient cultural heritage. ~ Dalai Lama,
362:Rank does not confer privilege or give power. It imposes responsibility. ~ Peter F Drucker,
363:Stand up for those who cannot stand up for themselves; its your responsibility ~ Lady Gaga,
364:Take responsibility for what you communicate with others. “What is truth? ~ Timothy Snyder,
365:The best way to avoid responsibility is to say, 'I've got responsibilities. ~ Richard Bach,
366:The best way to avoid responsibility is to say, “I’ve got responsibilities. ~ Richard Bach,
367:The duty of the media is to observe truth and social responsibility. ~ Salva Kiir Mayardit,
368:The one on whom all responsibility rests is apt to endure the most. ~ Edgar Rice Burroughs,
369:To take responsibility for one's own actions, good and bad, is something else. ~ Bruce Lee,
370:With great responsibility comes a great need to take a nap. -Nico di Angelo ~ Rick Riordan,
371:You need to accept responsibility for your mistakes. And I've done that. ~ Paula Broadwell,
372:You've called your carelessness love and made a virtue of irresponsibility. ~ Stephen King,
373:Accepting responsibility is the fulcrum point for succeeding at anything. ~ Jeffrey Gitomer,
374:A sense of responsibility is the clearest indication of mature leadership. ~ John C Maxwell,
375:I hate it when people blame someone else and don't take responsibility. ~ William J Clinton,
376:I'm a pessimist. But I'm a pessimist with a sense of responsibility. ~ Maynard James Keenan,
377:I only work with actors who take full responsibility for their characters. ~ Jonathan Demme,
378:It is our responsibility to leave the people of the future a free hand. ~ Richard P Feynman,
379:The more knowledge, the more responsibility. The more love, the more ability. ~ Edgar Cayce,
380:When our interests and values are at stake, we have a responsibility to act. ~ Barack Obama,
381:When you create wealth, it’s your responsibility to return it to society. ~ Robert Kiyosaki,
382:You can't assume the responsibility for everything you do or don't do. ~ Simone de Beauvoir,
383:You must personally accept the responsibility of improving your own life. ~ Chogyam Trungpa,
384:Do not ask for less responsibility to be free and relaxed-ask for more strength! ~ Sheng yen,
385:Each of you, for himself, by himself and on his own responsibility, must speak. ~ Mark Twain,
386:I'm convinced that responsibility is some kind of psychological disease. ~ Brandon Sanderson,
387:Is your home a retreat from responsibility, or a place of movement and growth? ~ Henry Cloud,
388:It is the responsibility of intellectuals to speak the truth and expose lies. ~ Noam Chomsky,
389:I've learned it's a human responsibility to create fun, not just wait for it. ~ Greg Saunier,
390:Moral responsibility is what is lacking in a man when he demands it of a woman. ~ Karl Kraus,
391:Only by trusting in God can a man carrying responsibility find repose. ~ Dwight D Eisenhower,
392:Placing on writers the responsibility to represent a culture is an onerous burden. ~ Amy Tan,
393:The moment you are old enough to take the wheel, responsibility lies with you. ~ J K Rowling,
394:The responsibility will always go with the manager - you put out the team. ~ Brendan Rodgers,
395:Until you accept responsibility for your life, someone else runs your life. ~ Orrin Woodward,
396:When you are the first of anything, there is a bigger responsibility put on you. ~ Don Lemon,
397:When you have once taken up a responsibility, you must see it through. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
398:You can't blame your crimes on someone else; they're your own responsibility. ~ Kanae Minato,
399:"You must personally accept the responsibility of improving your own life." ~ Lama Surya Das,
400:You must personally accept the responsibility of improving your own life.^ ~ Lama Surya Das|,
401:Another person's life is that person's life. You can't take responsibility. ~ Haruki Murakami,
402:Be active!
Take on responsibility! Work for the things you believe in. ~ A P J Abdul Kalam,
403:Critiquing relieves you of the responsibility of doing integrative thinking. ~ Deborah Tannen,
404:Each of us has the power and responsibility to become a rainbow in the clouds. ~ Maya Angelou,
405:Empowerment is never about blame; it is about taking personal responsibility. ~ Bryant McGill,
406:God’s sovereignty does not excuse human sinfulness or irresponsibility. ~ John F MacArthur Jr,
407:I believe art has to take responsibility but it should not give up being art. ~ Anselm Kiefer,
408:I have to take responsibility for anything that happened within its businesses. ~ Kenneth Lay,
409:I'm not going to just take office in January, I'm going to take responsibility. ~ Mitt Romney,
410:It's frightening to be free, to have to take responsibility for your decisions. ~ Azar Nafisi,
411:It was as if the body disdained memory... or refused the responsibility of it. ~ Stephen King,
412:One can pass on responsibility, but not the discretion that goes with it. ~ Benvenuto Cellini,
413:The best way to avoid responsibility is to say, 'I've got
responsibilities. ~ Richard Bach,
414:To love a person or place is to take responsibility for its well-being. ~ Kathleen Dean Moore,
415:You not only have a right to be an individual. You have a responsibility. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt,
416:Your first responsibility is to yourself and to your own goodness of heart. ~ George Saunders,
417:an odd-job detective agency with fuzzy lines of authority and responsibility. ~ Bryan Burrough,
418:I feel that I'm very blessed. But with great blessings come great responsibility. ~ Kanye West,
419:I was raised to believe that everybody has a responsibility to their community. ~ Mary Travers,
420:Our only responsibility is to live our own life and take care of our own children. ~ Leon Kass,
421:Responsibility is the admission that you have a role in this game called life. ~ Asa Don Brown,
422:take responsibility for finding it. It is only by grace of the second type ~ Nathaniel Branden,
423:Taking responsibility takes all the joy out of life, and drains a man to dust. ~ Robert Jordan,
424:To ask another man’s blessing is simply to avoid taking the responsibility. ~ Bernard Cornwell,
425:We have a responsibility to carry the baton of faith to the next generation. ~ Christine Caine,
426:Yes, I did feel a special responsibility to be the first American woman in space. ~ Sally Ride,
427:Your responsibility as a parent is never great as the case is with the mother. ~ Fran Lebowitz,
428:Accepting responsibility for our problems is thus the first step to solving them. ~ Mark Manson,
429:Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility. ~ Dietrich Bonhoeffer,
430:All this responsibility at such an early age made her a bitchy flibbertigibbet. ~ Kurt Vonnegut,
431:Believing anything in life is fated is just a way to avoid taking responsibility. ~ Margot Hunt,
432:Civic education and civic responsibility should be taught in elementary school. ~ Donna Brazile,
433:Command & Query Responsibility Segregation and the Event Sourcing patterns. The ~ Anonymous,
434:Even Though Your Wounds Are Not Your Fault, Your Healing Is Still Your Responsibility ~ Unknown,
435:Excuses are a time thief. Have a goal, accept responsibility, and take action! ~ Steve Maraboli,
436:freedom with responsibility is the only sound basis for personal happiness. ~ A P J Abdul Kalam,
437:Good teachers and trainers know that the exercise of power is a responsibility: ~ Eric Greitens,
438:I do not like giving advice: it is incurring an unnecessary responsibility. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
439:I have just taken on a great responsibility. I will do my utmost to meet it. ~ Chester W Nimitz,
440:I’m saying people can be real creative when it comes to ducking responsibility. You ~ Matt Ruff,
441:Leadership is not a license to do less. Leadership is a responsibility to do more ~ Simon Sinek,
442:Liberty trains for liberty. Responsibility is the first step in responsibility. ~ W E B Du Bois,
443:Life is what you make of it, and our greatest responsibility is not to waste it. ~ Emily Hemmer,
444:Next to the assumption of power was the responsibility of relinquishing it. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
445:Pressure and responsibility are driving forces, but only knowledge creates power. ~ Katie Cross,
446:The corporation cannot be ethical, its only responsibility is to make a profit. ~ Jim Hightower,
447:The leader sees leadership as responsibility rather than as rank and privilege. ~ Peter Drucker,
448:There are no innocents. There are, however, different degrees of responsibility ~ Stieg Larsson,
449:We become leaders when we accept the responsibility to protect those in our care. ~ Simon Sinek,
450:Why did the Lord give use so much quickness unless it was to avoid responsibility? ~ Ogden Nash,
451:At the root of resilience is the willingness to take responsibility for results. ~ Eric Greitens,
452:It is not size or age that separates children from adults. It is responsibility. ~ Jules Feiffer,
453:Responsibility is our ability to respond to a situation. We always have a choice. ~ Louise L Hay,
454:The best way to develop responsibility in people is to give them responsibility. ~ Ken Blanchard,
455:The passengers were on my aircraft, and I have to take responsibility for that. ~ Tony Fernandes,
456:The primary responsibility of the mother is the nurture of those children. ~ John F MacArthur Jr,
457:There are no innocents. There are, however, different degrees of responsibility. ~ Steig Larsson,
458:There are no innocents. There are, however, different degrees of responsibility. ~ Stieg Larsson,
459:The responsibility of the great states is to serve and not to dominate the world. ~ Harry Truman,
460:Those who have the ability to take action have the responsibility to take action. ~ Nicolas Cage,
461:What is an anarchist? One who, choosing, accepts the responsibility of choice ~ Ursula K Le Guin,
462:Any actor worth his salt has a responsibility to reinvent himself from part to part. ~ Matt Smith,
463:Because we bear responsibility for our own actions alone. Not for anyone else’s. ~ Tess Gerritsen,
464:If you don’t take responsibility for programming yourself, then someone else will. ~ Paul McKenna,
465:In Islam, it is not just your right, but your responsibility to get education. ~ Malala Yousafzai,
466:I see my love of country imbued with a responsibility to bear witness to its faults. ~ Dan Rather,
467:Life will bring you pain all by itself. Your responsibility is to create joy. ~ Milton H Erickson,
468:Maturity doesn’t come with age. It begins with the acceptance of responsibility. ~ John C Maxwell,
469:My dogs are a priority and a big responsibility... but the payoffs are well worth it ~ Will Estes,
470:So, I have the responsibility of making sure that HUD functions and runs well. ~ Alphonso Jackson,
471:Voting is a civic sacrament - the highest responsibility we have as Americans. ~ Christine Pelosi,
472:We prefer a meaningless collective guilt to a meaningful individual responsibility ~ Thomas Szasz,
473:What is an anarchist? One who, choosing, accepts the responsibility of choice. ~ Ursula K Le Guin,
474:Work at our responsibility as parents as if everything in life counted on it. ~ Gordon B Hinckley,
475:Art is no crime. It's every artist's responsibility to make art that is meaningful ~ Shirin Neshat,
476:But I can't take responsibility for criminal conduct of somebody inside the company. ~ Kenneth Lay,
477:I believe I have a personal responsibility to make a positive impact on society. ~ Anthony S Fauci,
478:I’m a wizard. That means I have power, and power and responsibility go hand in hand. ~ Jim Butcher,
479:I'm willing to deal with the consequences and accept responsibility for my actions. ~ Michael Vick,
480:I take having a kids' show real seriously. I think it's an enormous responsibility. ~ Paul Reubens,
481:I think in times of crisis it's the artists' responsibility to dig a little deeper. ~ Bruce Pavitt,
482:It is the essence of responsibility to put the public good ahead of personal gain ~ Robert Kennedy,
483:I would take responsibility for the fight. (I seemed to always take the blame!) ~ Malala Yousafzai,
484:Like many wealthy Americans, he was imbued with a sense of civic responsibility ~ Anthony Horowitz,
485:My desire to devolve authority has nothing to do with a wish to shirk responsibility. ~ Dalai Lama,
486:Overthrow the bureaucracy, and return to a system based on human responsibility. ~ Philip K Howard,
487:People have a responsibility, especially with today's media, to read between the lines. ~ Rob Lowe,
488:The voluntary approach to corporate social responsibility has failed in many cases. ~ David Suzuki,
489:To live a life of honesty and integrity is a responsibility of every decent person. ~ Noam Chomsky,
490:We have both the ability and the responsibility to make better choices beginning today. ~ Jim Rohn,
491:You must take responsibility for your own life and make full use of your gifts. ~ Joanne Guidoccio,
492:As a person of color, there's no getting around the reality of its responsibility. ~ Benjamin Bratt,
493:Every right is married to a duty, every freedom owes a corresponding responsibility. ~ Russell Kirk,
494:God is absolutely sovereign, but his sovereignty never mitigates human responsibility. ~ D A Carson,
495:I don't personally feel a responsibility to be a role model, but as the actor, I do. ~ Chris Colfer,
496:I felt a responsibility to present a viable alternative to the popular electric sound. ~ Ron Carter,
497:If we don't take responsibility for ourselves, someone else will take it for you. ~ James Wasserman,
498:I owe the baby my life. I owe this baby everything and I have a responsibility now. ~ Nicole Richie,
499:I think it is the responsibility of a citizen of any country to say what he thinks. ~ Harold Pinter,
500:I think the greater responsibility, in terms of morality, is where leadership begins. ~ Norman Lear,

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


   9 Occultism
   8 Philosophy
   2 Integral Theory
   1 Integral Yoga
   1 Christianity

   13 Sri Aurobindo
   12 The Mother
   8 Aleister Crowley
   6 Sri Ramakrishna
   3 Friedrich Nietzsche
   3 Carl Jung
   2 Sri Ramana Maharshi
   2 Jean Gebser

   11 The Mothers Agenda
   9 The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna
   7 The Synthesis Of Yoga
   5 Magick Without Tears
   5 Essays On The Gita
   4 The Secret Doctrine
   4 The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
   4 Knowledge of the Higher Worlds
   3 Twilight of the Idols
   3 The Life Divine
   3 Liber ABA
   3 Aion
   2 Words Of Long Ago
   2 The Ever-Present Origin
   2 Talks With Sri Aurobindo
   2 Talks
   2 Isha Upanishad
   2 Essays In Philosophy And Yoga

0.06_-_1956, #Agenda Vol 1, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  What if the human is too heavy, too narrow, too obscure to follow you?
  No, it is exactly the opposite of what you are saying. It is not that the Divine in his divinity is opposed to his own manifested self - He is very far beyond, beyond the necessity for Grace; He perceives his unique and exclusive responsibility, and that it is He and He alone who must change in His Manifestation so that all may change.

1.00_-_Gospel, #The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, #Sri Ramakrishna, #Hinduism
  Within a very short time Sri Ramakrishna attracted the notice of Mathur Bbu, who was impressed by the young man's religious fervour and wanted him to participate in the worship in the Kli temple. But Sri Ramakrishna loved his freedom and was indifferent to any worldly career. The profession of the priesthood in a temple founded by a rich woman did not appeal to his mind. Further, he hesitated to take upon himself the responsibility for the ornaments and jewellery of the temple. Mathur had to wait for a suitable occasion.
  One day Girish felt depressed because he was unable to submit to any routine of spiritual discipline. In an exalted mood the Master said to him: "All right, give me your power of attorney. Henceforth I assume responsibility for you. You need not do anything." Girish heaved a sigh of relief. He felt happy to think that Sri Ramakrishna had assumed his spiritual responsibilities. But poor Girish could not then realize that he also, on his part, had to give up his freedom and make of himself a puppet in Sri Ramakrishna's hands. The Master began to discipline him according to this new attitude.
  One day Girish said about a trifling matter, "Yes, I shall do this." "No, no!" the Master corrected him. "You must not speak in that egotistic manner. You should say, 'God willing, I shall do it'." Girish understood. Thenceforth he tried to give up all idea of personal responsibility and surrender himself to the Divine Will. His mind began to dwell constantly on Sri Ramakrishna. This unconscious meditation in time chastened his turbulent spirit.

1.00_-_Gospel_Preface, #The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, #Sri Ramakrishna, #Hinduism
  Sri Ramakrishna was a teacher for both the Orders of mankind, Sannysins and householders. His own life offered an ideal example for both, and he left behind disciples who followed the highest traditions he had set in respect of both these ways of life. M., along with Nag Mahashay, exemplified how a householder can rise to the highest level of sagehood. M. was married to Nikunja Devi, a distant relative of Keshab Chander Sen, even when he was reading at College, and he had four children, two sons and two daughters. The responsibility of the family, no doubt, made him dependent on his professional income, but the great devotee that he was, he never compromised with ideals and principles for this reason. Once when he was working as the headmaster in a school managed by the great Vidysgar, the results of the school at the public examination happened to be rather poor, and Vidysgar attributed it to M's preoccupation with the Master and his consequent failure to attend adequately to the school work. M. at once resigned his post without any thought of the morrow. Within a fortnight the family was in poverty, and M. was one day pacing up and down the verandah of his house, musing how he would feed his children the next day. Just then a man came with a letter addressed to 'Mahendra Babu', and on opening it, M. found that it was a letter from his friend Sri Surendra Nath Banerjee, asking whether he would like to take up a professorship in the Ripon College. In this way three or four times he gave up the job that gave him the wherewithal to support the family, either for upholding principles or for practising spiritual Sadhanas in holy places, without any consideration of the possible dire worldly consequences; but he was always able to get over these difficulties somehow, and the interests of his family never suffered. In spite of his disregard for worldly goods, he was, towards the latter part of his life, in a fairly flourishing condition as the proprietor of the Morton School which he developed into a noted educational institution in the city. The Lord has said in the Bhagavad Git that in the case of those who think of nothing except Him, He Himself would take up all their material and spiritual responsibilities. M. was an example of the truth of the Lord's promise.

1.01_-_Fundamental_Considerations, #The Ever-Present Origin, #Jean Gebser, #Integral
  We shall therefore beginwith the evidence and not with idealistic constructions; in the face of present-day weapons of annihilation, such constructions have less chance of survival than ever before. But as we shall see, weapons and nuclear fission are not the only realities to be dealt with; spiritual reality in its intensified form is also becoming effectual and real. This new spiritual reality is without question our only security that the threat of material destruction can be averted. Its realization alone seems able to guarantee mans continuing existence in the face of the powers of technology, rationality, and chaotic emotion. If our consciousness, that is, the individual persons awareness, vigilance, and clarity of vision, cannot master the new reality and make possible its realization, then the prophets of doom will have been correct. Other alternatives are an illusion; consequently, great demands are placed on us, and each one of us have been given a grave responsibility, not merely to survey but to actually traverse the path opening before us.

1.01_-_The_Ego, #Aion, #Carl Jung, #Psychology
  psychic facts are conscious or not - for instance, in adjudging the
  question of responsibility.

1.02.1_-_The_Inhabiting_Godhead_Life_and_Action, #Isha Upanishad, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Cosmic Will, one can act with the divine freedom. Our actions
  are given up to the Lord and our personal responsibility ceases
  in His liberty.

1.02_-_The_7_Habits_An_Overview, #The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, #Stephen Covey, #unset
  The little understood concept of interdependence appears to many to smack of dependence, and therefore, we find people often for selfish reasons, leaving their marriages, abandoning their children, and forsaking all kinds of social responsibility -- all in the name of independence.
  Either way -- authoritarian or permissive -- you have the golden egg mentality. You want to have your way or you want to be liked. But what happens, meantime, to the goose? What sense of responsibility, of self-discipline, of confidence in the ability to make good choices or achieve important goals is a child going to have a few years down the road? And what about your relationship? When he reaches those critical teenage years, the identity crises, will he know from his experience with you that you will listen without judging, that you really, deeply care about him as a person, that you can be trusted, no matter what? Will the relationship be strong enough for you to reach him, to communicate with him, to influence him?
  Suppose you want your daughter to have a clean room -- that's P, production, the golden egg. And suppose you want her to clean it -- that's PC, Production Capability. Your daughter is the goose, the asset, that produces the golden egg.

1.02_-_The_Stages_of_Initiation, #Knowledge of the Higher Worlds, #Rudolf Steiner, #Occultism
   p. 95
   to say anything. No other person, no being exacts an oath from him with this intent. Everything is left to his own responsibility, and he learns in every situation to discover within himself what he has to do, and an oath means nothing more than that he has been found qualified to be entrusted with such a responsibility.

1.02_-_The_Three_European_Worlds, #The Ever-Present Origin, #Jean Gebser, #Integral
  When Petrarch's glance spatially isolated a part of "nature" from the whole, the allencompassing attachment to sky and earth and the unquestioned, closed unperspectival ties are severed. The isolated part becomes a piece of land created by his perception. It may well be that with this event a part of the spiritual, divine formative principle of heaven and earth (and nature in its all-encompassing sense) was conveyed to man. If this is indeed so, then from that day of Petrarch's discovery onward man's responsibility was increased. Yet regarded from our vantage point, it is doubtful whether man has been adequate to this responsibility. Be that as it may, the consequences of Petrarch's discovery remain unaltered; we are still able to sense his uneasiness about his discovery, and the grave responsibility arising from it as documented in his letter.

1.03_-_A_Sapphire_Tale, #Words Of Long Ago, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  Meotha bowed respectfully before his father, who seated him at his side and spoke to him in these words:
  "My son, I have ruled this country for more than a hundred and seventy years and although, to this day, all men of goodwill have seemed content with my guidance, I fear that my great age will soon no longer allow me to bear so lightly the heavy responsibility of maintaining order and watching over the well-being of all. My son, you are my hope and my joy. Nature has been very generous to you; she has showered you with her gifts and by a wise and model education you have developed them most satisfactorily. The whole nation, from the humblest peasant to our great philosophers, has a complete and affectionate trust in you; you have been able to win their affection by your kindness and their respect by your justice. It is therefore quite natural that their choice should fall on you when I ask for leave to enjoy a well-earned repose. But as you know, according to age-old custom, no one may ascend the throne who is not biune, that is, unless he is united by the bonds of integral affinity with the one who can bring him the peace of equilibrium by a perfect match of tastes and abilities. It was to remind you of this custom that I called you here, and to ask you whether you have met the young woman who is both worthy and willing to unite her life with yours, according to our wish."
  "It would be a joy to me, my father, to be able to tell you, `I have found the one whom my whole being awaits', but, alas, this is yet to be. The most refined maidens in the kingdom are all known to me, and for several of them I feel a sincere liking and a genuine admiration, but not one of them has awakened in me the love which can be the only rightful bond, and I think I can say without being mistaken that in return none of them has conceived a love for me. Since you are so kind as to value my judgment, I will tell you what is in my mind. It seems to me that I should be better fitted to rule our little nation if I were acquainted with the laws and customs of other countries; I wish therefore to travel the world for a year, to observe and to learn. I ask you, my father, to allow me to make this journey, and who knows? - I may return with my life's companion, the one for whom I can be all happiness and all protection."

1.04_-_Reality_Omnipresent, #The Life Divine, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  13:If we thus accept a positive basis for our harmony - and on what other can harmony be founded? - the various conceptual formulations of the Unknowable, each of them representing a truth beyond conception, must be understood as far as possible in their relation to each other and in their effect upon life, not separately, not exclusively, not so affirmed as to destroy or unduly diminish all other affirmations. The real Monism, the true Adwaita, is that which admits all things as the one Brahman and does not seek to bisect Its existence into two incompatible entities, an eternal Truth and an eternal Falsehood, Brahman and not-Brahman, Self and not-Self, a real Self and an unreal, yet perpetual Maya. If it be true that the Self alone exists, it must be also true that all is the Self. And if this Self, God or Brahman is no helpless state, no bounded power, no limited personality, but the self-conscient All, there must be some good and inherent reason in it for the manifestation, to discover which we must proceed on the hypothesis of some potency, some wisdom, some truth of being in all that is manifested. The discord and apparent evil of the world must in their sphere be admitted, but not accepted as our conquerors. The deepest instinct of humanity seeks always and seeks wisely wisdom as the last word of the universal manifestation, not an eternal mockery and illusion, - a secret and finally triumphant good, not an all-creative and invincible evil, - an ultimate victory and fulfilment, not the disappointed recoil of the soul from its great adventure.
  14:For we cannot suppose that the sole Entity is compelled by something outside or other than Itself, since no such thing exists. Nor can we suppose that It submits unwillingly to something partial within Itself which is hostile to its whole Being, denied by It and yet too strong for It; for this would be only to erect in other language the same contradiction of an All and something other than the All. Even if we say that the universe exists merely because the Self in its absolute impartiality tolerates all things alike, viewing with indifference all actualities and all possibilities, yet is there something that wills the manifestation and supports it, and this cannot be something other than the All. Brahman is indivisible in all things and whatever is willed in the world has been ultimately willed by the Brahman. It is only our relative consciousness, alarmed or baffled by the phenomena of evil, ignorance and pain in the cosmos, that seeks to deliver the Brahman from responsibility for Itself and its workings by erecting some opposite principle, Maya or Mara, conscious Devil or self-existent principle of evil. There is one Lord and Self and the many are only His representations and becomings.
  15:If then the world is a dream or an illusion or a mistake, it is a dream originated and willed by the Self in its totality and not only originated and willed, but supported and perpetually entertained. Moreover, it is a dream existing in a Reality and the stuff of which it is made is that Reality, for Brahman must be the material of the world as well as its base and continent. If the gold of which the vessel is made is real, how shall we suppose that the vessel itself is a mirage? We see that these words, dream, illusion, are tricks of speech, habits of our relative consciousness; they represent a certain truth, even a great truth, but they also misrepresent it. Just as Non-Being turns out to be other than mere nullity, so the cosmic Dream turns out to be other than mere phantasm and hallucination of the mind. Phenomenon is not phantasm; phenomenon is the substantial form of a Truth.

1.04_-_The_Conditions_of_Esoteric_Training, #Knowledge of the Higher Worlds, #Rudolf Steiner, #Occultism
   p. 120
   an attitude of mind, for instance, alters the way I regard a criminal. I suspend my judgment and say to myself: "I am, like him, only a human being. Through favorable circumstances I received an education which perhaps alone saved me from a similar fate." I may then also come to the conclusion that this human brother of mine would have become a different man had my teachers taken the same pains with him they took with me. I shall reflect on the fact that something was given to me which was withheld from him, that I enjoy my fortune precisely because it was denied him. And then I shall naturally come to think of myself as a link in the whole of humanity and a sharer in the responsibility for everything that occurs. This does not imply that such a thought should be immediately translated into external acts of agitation. It should be cherished in stillness within the soul. Then quite gradually it will set its mark on the outward demeanor of the student. In such matters each can only begin by reforming himself. It is of no avail, in the sense of the foregoing thoughts, to make general demands on the whole of humanity. It is easy to decide what men ought to be; but the student
   p. 121

1.04_-_To_the_Priest_of_Rytan-ji, #Beating the Cloth Drum Letters of Zen Master Hakuin, #Hakuin Ekaku, #Zen
  It is the third letter you have written and the third time your emissary has made a trip all this way to deliver it to me. I have been extremely negligent in failing to respond to your requests, but the reason I have not answered is because I find the responsibility involved in accepting such an invitation so intimidating. I know only too well how dim my prospects are for carrying it out. A hedge-parson such as myself is totally unfit for such a momentous task. It's like trying to make an earthworm roar like a dragon, or make a jackass perform tricks like a fine riding horse.

1.05_-_Christ,_A_Symbol_of_the_Self, #Aion, #Carl Jung, #Psychology
  foremost the author merely of judgments; in relation to the facts
  judged, his responsibility is not so easy to determine. In order
  to do this, we would have to give a clear definition of the extent

1.06_-_THE_FOUR_GREAT_ERRORS, #Twilight of the Idols, #Friedrich Nietzsche, #Philosophy
  to you only the psychology of the whole process of inculcating the
  sense of responsibility. Wherever men try to trace responsibility
  home to anyone, it is the instinct of punishment and of the desire
  restored.... The concept "God" has been the greatest objection to
  existence hitherto.... We deny God, we deny responsibility in God: thus
  alone do we save the world.--

1.07_-_A_Song_of_Longing_for_Tara,_the_Infallible, #How to Free Your Mind - Tara the Liberator, #Thubten Chodron, #unset
  prevent people from thinking that all we have to do is pray for something, but
  we dont have to take responsibility for making it happen. In Tibetan Buddhism we make long life pujas with elaborate offerings for our teachers. Once
  some people in the West wanted to do this after a series of teachings, and
  before taking him or her as our spiritual mentor cannot be emphasized
  enough, especially in the age of the spiritual supermarket. It is our responsibility to examine people before considering them our spiritual teachers in
  order to see if they have some or all of the above qualities. Instead of being
  need all the things that middle-class people have. The question then arises,
  Is it the responsibility of the Dharma students to pay for the teachers kids
  to have new Nike shoes? To pay for the teachers spouse to go to the gym to

1.08_-_The_Splitting_of_the_Human_Personality_during_Spiritual_Training, #Knowledge of the Higher Worlds, #Rudolf Steiner, #Occultism
   p. 224
   would have spurred him on to action, as though of its own accord. He can perform actions through resolutions of the will for which there is not the slightest reason for anyone not having undergone esoteric training. The student's great achievement is the attainment of complete mastery over the combined activity of the three soul forces; but at the same time the responsibility for this activity is placed entirely in his own hands.

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.
  16:But even before that highest approach to identity is achieved, something of the supreme Will can manifest in us as an imperative impulsion, a God-driven action; we then act by a spontaneous self-determining Force but a fuller knowledge of meaning and aim arises only afterwards. Or the impulse to action may come as an inspiration or intuition, but rather in the heart and body than in the mind; here an effective sight enters in but the complete and exact knowledge is still deferred and comes, if at all, later. But the divine Will may descend too as a luminous single command or a total perception or a continuous current of perception of what is to be done into the will or into the thought or as a direction from above spontaneously fulfilled by the lower members. When the Yoga is imperfect, only some actions can be done in this way, or else a general action may so proceed but only during periods of exaltation and illumination. When the Yoga is perfect, all action becomes of this character. We may indeed distinguish three stages of a growing progress by which, first, the personal will is occasionally or frequently enlightened or moved by a supreme Will or conscious Force beyond it, then constantly replaced and, last, identified and merged in that divine Power-action. The first is the stage when we are still governed by the intellect, heart and senses; these have to seek or wait for the divine inspiration and guidance and do not always find or receive it. The second is the stage when human intelligence is more and more replaced by a high illumined or intuitive spiritualised mind, the external human heart by the inner psychic heart, the senses by a purified and selfless vital force. The third is the stage when we rise even above spiritualised mind to the supramental levels.

1.09_-_Equality_and_the_Annihilation_of_Ego, #The Synthesis Of Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  10:If we can pass through these two stages of the inner change without being arrested or fixed in either, we are admitted to a greater divine equality which is capable of a spiritual ardour and tranquil passion of delight, a rapturous, all-understanding and all-possessing equality of the perfected soul, an intense and even wideness and fullness of its being embracing all things. This is the supreme period and the passage to it is through the joy of a total self-giving to the Divine and to the universal Mother For strength is then crowned by a happy mastery, peace deepens into bliss, the possession of the divine calm is uplifted and made the ground for the possession of the divine movement. But if this greater perfection is to arrive, the soul's impartial high-seatedness looking down from above on the flux of forms and personalities and movements and forces must be modified and change into a new sense of strong and calm submission and a powerful and intense surrender. This submission will be no longer a resigned acquiescence but a glad acceptance: for there will be no sense of suffering or of the bearing of a burden or cross; love and delight and the joy of self-giving will be its brilliant texture. And this surrender will be not only to a divine Will which we perceive and accept and obey, but to a divine Wisdom in the Will which we recognise and a divine Love in it which we feel and rapturously suffer, the wisdom and love of a supreme Spirit and Self of ourselves and all with which we can achieve a happy and perfect unity. A lonely power, peace and stillness is the last word of the philosophic equality of the sage; but the soul in its integral experience liberates itself from this self-created status and enters into the sea of a supreme and allembracing ecstasy of the beginningless and endless beatitude of the Eternal. Then we are at last capable of receiving all contacts with a blissful equality, because we feel in them the touch of the imperishable Love and Delight, the happiness absolute that hides ever in the heart of things. The gain of this culmination in a universal and equal rapture is the soul's delight and the opening gates of the Bliss that is infinite, the Joy that surpasses all understanding.
  11:Before this labour for the annihilation of desire and the conquest of the soul's equality can come to its absolute perfection and fruition, that turn of the spiritual movement must have been completed which leads to the abolition of the sense of ego. But for the worker the renunciation of the egoism of action is the most important element in this change. For even when by giving up the fruits and the desire of the fruits to the Master of the Sacrifice we have parted with the egoism of rajasic desire, we may still have kept the egoism of the worker. Still we are subject to the sense that we are ourselves the doer of the act, ourselves its source and ourselves the giver of the sanction. It is still the "I" that chooses and determines, it is still the "I" that undertakes the responsibility and feels the demerit or the merit.
  12:An entire removal of this separative ego-sense is an essential aim of our Yoga. If any ego is to remain in us for a while, it is only a form of it which knows itself to be a form and is ready to disappear as soon as a true centre of consciousness is manifested or built in us. That true centre is a luminous formulation of the one Consciousness and a pure channel and instrument of the one Existence. A support for the individual manifestation and action of the universal Force, it gradually reveals behind it the true Person in us, the central eternal being, an everlasting being of the Supreme, a power and portion of the transcendent Shakti.2

1.09_-_SKIRMISHES_IN_A_WAY_WITH_THE_AGE, #Twilight of the Idols, #Friedrich Nietzsche, #Philosophy
  should no longer prepare prescriptions, but should every day administer
  a fresh dose of _disgust_ to their patients. A new responsibility
  should be created, that of the doctor--the responsibility of ruthlessly
  suppressing and eliminating _degenerate_ life, in all cases in which
  imperative, which cannot be otherwise than antiliberal to the point of
  wickedness: the will to tradition, to authority, to responsibility
  for centuries to come, to _solidarity_ in long family lines forwards
  for the present, the live at top speed,--they certainly live without
  any sense of responsibility; and this is precisely what they call
  "freedom." Everything in institutions which makes them institutions,
  no objection to matrimony itself but to modernity. The rational basis
  of marriage--it lay in the exclusive legal responsibility of the man:
  by this means some ballast was laid in the ship of matrimony, whereas
  the face of the accident of sentiment, passion and momentary impulse:
  it lay also in the fact that the responsibility of choosing the parties
  to the contract, lay with the families. By showing ever more and more

1.09_-_The_Guardian_of_the_Threshold, #Knowledge of the Higher Worlds, #Rudolf Steiner, #Occultism
  "Yet my Threshold is fashioned out of all the timidity that remains in thee, out of all the dread of the strength needed to take full responsibility for all thy thoughts and actions. As long as there remains in thee a trace of fear of becoming thyself the guide of thine own destiny, just so long will this Threshold lack what still remains to be built into it. And as long as a single stone is found missing, just so long must thou remain standing as though transfixed; or else stumble. Seek not, then, to cross this Threshold until thou dost feel thyself entirely free from fear and ready for the highest responsibility. Hitherto I only emerged from thy personality when death recalled thee from an earthly life; but even then my form was veiled from thee. Only the powers of destiny who watched over thee beheld me and could thus, in the intervals between death and a new birth, build
   p. 236
   p. 239
   preparation must aim at enabling him to endure the terrible sight without a trace of timidity and, at the moment of the meeting, to feel his strength so increased that he can undertake fully conscious the responsibility for transforming and beautifying the Guardian.

1.09_-_The_Secret_Chiefs, #Magick Without Tears, #Aleister Crowley, #Philosophy
  Our business is solely to obey orders: our responsibility ends when we have satisfied ourselves that they emanate from a source which has the right to command.

1.11_-_Oneness, #Sri Aurobindo or the Adventure of Consciousness, #Satprem, #Integral Yoga
  pervading egoism? Or that villainy, concealed or flaunted? God is innocent of all these crimes. He is perfect. He cannot be a party to this neti neti God is so pure that He is not of this world. There is simply no place for Him in all this suffocating squalor! We must look existence in the face if our aim is to arrive at a right solution whatever that solution may be. And to look existence in the face is to look God in the face; for the two cannot be separated. . . . This world of our battle and labor is a fierce dangerous destructive devouring world in which life exists precariously and the soul and body of man move among enormous perils, a world in which by every step forward,
  whether we will it or no, something is crushed and broken, in which every breath of life is a breath too of death. To put away the responsibility for all that seems to us evil or terrible on the shoulders of a semi-omnipotent Devil, or to put it aside as a part of Nature,
  making an unbridgeable opposition between world-nature and Godnature, as if Nature were independent of God, or to throw the responsibility on man and his sins, as if he had a preponderant voice in the making of this world or could create anything against the will of God, are clumsily comfortable devices. . . . We erect a God of Love and Mercy, a God of good, a God just, righteous and virtuous according to our own moral conceptions of justice, virtue and righteousness, and all the rest, we say, is not He or is not His, but was made by some diabolical Power which He suffered for some reason to work out its wicked will or by some dark Ahriman counterbalancing our gracious Ormuzd, or was even the fault of selfish and sinful man who has spoiled what was made originally perfect by God . . . . We have to look courageously in the face of the reality and see that it is God and none else who has made this world in His being and that so He has made it. We have to see that Nature devouring her children,
  Time eating up the lives of creatures, Death universal and ineluctable and the violence of the Rudra136 forces in man and Nature are also the supreme Godhead in one of his cosmic figures. We have to see that God the bountiful and prodigal creator, God the helpful, strong and benignant preserver is also God the devourer and destroyer. The torment of the couch of pain and evil on which we are racked is his touch as much as happiness and sweetness and pleasure. It is only 136

1.13_-_The_Divine_Maya, #The Life Divine, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  5:It is so that the ancient and eternal truth of Vedanta receives into itself and illumines, justifies and shows us all the meaning of the modern and phenomenal truth of evolution in the universe. And it is so only that this modern truth of evolution which is the old truth of the Universal developing itself successively in Time, seen opaquely through the study of Force and Matter, can find its own full sense and justification, - by illuminating itself with the Light of the ancient and eternal truth still preserved for us in the Vedantic Scriptures. To this mutual self-discovery and self-illumination by the fusion of the old Eastern and the new Western knowledge the thought of the world is already turning.
  6:Still, when we have found that all things are Sachchidananda, all has not yet been explained. We know the Reality of the universe, we do not yet know the process by which that Reality has turned itself into this phenomenon. We have the key of the riddle, we have still to find the lock in which it will turn. For this Existence, Conscious-Force, Delight does not work directly or with a sovereign irresponsibility like a magician building up worlds and universes by the mere fiat of its word. We perceive a process, we are aware of a Law.
  7:It is true that this Law when we analyse it, seems to resolve itself into an equilibrium of the play of forces and a determination of that play into fixed lines of working by the accident of development and the habit of past realised energy. But this apparent and secondary truth is final to us only so long as we conceive of Force solely. When we perceive that Force is a selfexpression of Existence, we are bound to perceive also that this line which Force has taken, corresponds to some self-truth of that Existence which governs and determines its constant curve and destination. And since consciousness is the nature of the original Existence and the essence of its Force, this truth must be a self-perception in Conscious-Being and this determination of the line taken by Force must result from a power of selfdirective knowledge inherent in Consciousness which enables it to guide its own Force inevitably along the logical line of the original self-perception. It is then a self-determining power in universal consciousness, a capacity in self-awareness of infinite existence to perceive a certain Truth in itself and direct its force of creation along the line of that Truth, which has presided over the cosmic manifestation.

1.15_-_Index, #Aion, #Carl Jung, #Psychology
  resistances, shadow and, 9
  responsibility, in jurisprudence, 5
  Revelation of St. John: (5 : 5), 105;

1.18_-_The_Divine_Worker, #Essays On The Gita, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Arjuna, still in the ignorance, may feel in his heart the call of right and justice and may argue in his mind that abstention from battle would be a sin entailing responsibility for all the suffering that injustice and oppression and the evil karma of the triumph of wrong bring upon men and nations, or he may feel in his heart the recoil from violence and slaughter and argue in his mind that all shedding of blood is a sin which nothing can justify. Both of these attitudes would appeal with equal right to virtue and reason and it would depend upon the man, the circumstances and the time which of these might prevail in his mind or before the eyes of the world. Or he might simply feel constrained by his heart and his honour to support his friends against his enemies,
  And yet this liberation does not at all prevent him from acting. Only, he knows that it is not he who is active, but the modes, the qualities of Nature, her triple "The man who knows the principles of things thinks, his mind in Yoga (with the inactive Impersonal), 'I am doing nothing'; when he sees, hears, touches, smells, eats, moves, sleeps, breathes, speaks, takes, ejects, opens his eyes or closes them, he holds that it is only the senses acting upon the objects of the senses." He himself, safe in the immutable, unmodified soul, is beyond the grip of the three gunas, trigun.atta; he is neither sattwic, rajasic nor tamasic; he sees with a clear untroubled spirit the alternations of the natural modes and qualities in his action, their rhythmic play of light and happiness, activity and force, rest and inertia. This superiority of the calm soul observing its action but not involved in it, this traigun.attya, is also a high sign of the divine worker. By itself the idea might lead to a doctrine of the mechanical determinism of Nature and the perfect aloofness and irresponsibility of the soul; but the Gita effectively avoids this fault of an insufficient thought by its illumining supertheistic idea of the Purushottama. It makes it clear that it is not in the end Nature which mechanically determines its own action; it is the will of the Supreme which inspires her; he who has already slain the Dhritarashtrians, he of whom Arjuna is only the human instrument, a universal Soul, a transcendent Godhead is the master of her labour. The reposing of works in the Impersonal is a means of getting rid of the personal egoism of the doer, but the end is to give up all our actions to that great Lord of all, sarva-loka-mahesvara. "With a consciousness identified with the
  Self, renouncing all thy actions into Me, mayi sarvan.i karman.i

1.19_-_GOD_IS_NOT_MOCKED, #The Perennial Philosophy, #Aldous Huxley, #Philosophy
  Horizontally and vertically, in physical and temperamental kind as well as in degree of inborn ability and native goodness, human beings differ profoundly one from another. Why? To what end and for what past causes? Master, who did sin, this man or his parents, that he was born blind? Jesus answered, Neither hath this man sinned nor his parents, but that the works of God should be made manifest in him. The man of science, on the contrary, would say that the responsibility rested with the parents who had caused the blindness of their child either by having the wrong kind of genes, or by contracting some avoidable disease. Hindu or Buddhist believers in reincarnation according to the laws of karma (the destiny which, by their actions, individuals and groups of individuals impose upon themselves, one another and their descendants) would give another answer and say that, owing to what he had done in previous existences, the blind man had predestined himself to choose the sort of parents from whom he would have to inherit blindness.

1.2.07_-_Surrender, #Letters On Yoga II, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Usually there cannot but be a mixture of these two ways until the consciousness is ready to be entirely open, entirely submitted to the Divine's origination of all its action. It is then that all responsibility disappears and there is no personal burden on the shoulders of the sadhak.

1.240_-_1.300_Talks, #Talks, #Sri Ramana Maharshi, #Hinduism
  M.: "All right. What need be said has been said. Well. What is destiny?
  There is no destiny. Surrender, and all will be well. Throw all the responsibility on God. Do not bear the burden yourself. What can destiny do to you then?"
  D.: Surrender is impossible.

1.240_-_Talks_2, #unset, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  M.: All right. What need be said has been said. Well. What is destiny?
  There is no destiny. Surrender, and all will be well. Throw all the responsibility on God. Do not bear the burden yourself. What can destiny do to you then?
  D.: Surrender is impossible.

1.46_-_Selfishness, #Magick Without Tears, #Aleister Crowley, #Philosophy
  P.P.S. The day after I had written the above postscript I came upon a copy of Graham Greene's The Ministry of Fear after a long search. He points out that pity is a mature emotion; adolescents do not feel it. Exactly; one step further, and he would have reached my own position as set forth above. It is the twin of "moral responsibility," of the sense of guilt or sin. The Hebrew fable of Eden and the "Fall" is clearly constructed. But remember that the serpent Nechesh {Nun-Cheth-Shin} is equivalent to Messiach, {Mem-Shin-Yod-Cheth}, the Messiah. The M is the "Hanged Man," the sinner; and is redeemed by the insertion of the Phallic Yod.

1.48_-_Morals_of_AL_-_Hard_to_Accept,_and_Why_nevertheless_we_Must_Concur, #Magick Without Tears, #Aleister Crowley, #Philosophy
  * [AC42] The "Master" roughly denotes the able, the adventurous, welcoming responsibility. The "slave:" his motto is "Safety first," with all that this implies. Race, birth, breeding etc. are important but not absolutely essential factors.

1.70_-_Morality_1, #Magick Without Tears, #Aleister Crowley, #Philosophy
  Of course, there must be certain courses of action which, generally speaking, will be right for pretty well everybody. Some, per contra, will be generally barred, as interfering with another's equal right. Some cases will be so difficult that only a Magister Templi can judge them, and a Magus carry them wisely into effect. Fearsome responsibility, I should say, that of the Masters who began the building-up of the New Aeon by bringing about these Wars!

1.79_-_Progress, #Magick Without Tears, #Aleister Crowley, #Philosophy
  Then, somehow, as large a number of the most promising rebels should be selected to lead a life of luxury and leisure. Let every country, by dint of honouring its old traditions, be as different as possible from every other. Restore the "Grand tour," or rather, the roving Englishman of the Nineteenth Century. Entrust them with the secrets of discipline, of authority, or power. Hardship and danger in full measure: and responsibility.

1.A_-_ANTHROPOLOGY,_THE_SOUL, #Philosophy of Mind, #G. W. F. Hegel, #Philosophy
  'idealized' in the former, remains as a fixed element in self-feeling. Mind as such is free, and therefore not susceptible of this malady. But in older metaphysics mind was treated as a soul, as a thing; and it is only as a thing, i.e. as something natural and existent, that it is liable to insanity - the settled fixture of some finite element in it. Insanity is therefore a psychical disease, i.e. a disease of body and mind alike: the commencement may appear to start from the one more than the other, and so also may the cure.
  The self-possessed and healthy subject has an active and present consciousness of the ordered whole of his individual world, into the system of which he subsumes each special content of sensation, idea, desire, inclination, etc., as it arises, so as to insert them in their proper place, He is the dominant genius over these particularities. Between this and insanity the difference is like that between waking and dreaming: only that in insanity the dream falls within the waking limits, and so makes part of the actual self- feeling. Error and that sort of thing is a proposition consistently admitted to a place in the objective interconnection of things. In the concrete, however, it is often difficult to say where it begins to become derangement. A violent, but groundless and senseless outburst of hatred, etc., may, in contrast to a presupposed higher self-possession and stability of character, make its victim seem to be beside himself with frenzy. But the main point in derangement is the contradiction which a feeling with a fixed corporeal embodiment sets up against the whole mass of adjustments forming the concrete consciousness. The mind which is in a condition of mere being, and where such being is not rendered fluid in its consciousness, is diseased. The contents which are set free in this reversion to mere nature are the self-seeking affections of the heart, such as vanity, pride, and the rest of the passions - fancies and hopes - merely personal love and hatred. When the influence of self-possession and of general principles, moral and theoretical, is relaxed, and ceases to keep the natural temper under lock and key, the, earthly elements are set free - that evil which is always latent in the heart, because the heart as immediate is natural and selfish. It is the evil genius of man which gains the upper hand in insanity, but in distinction from and contrast to the better and more intelligent part, which is there also. Hence this state is mental derangement and distress. The right psychical treatment therefore keeps in view the truth that insanity is not an abstract loss of reason (neither in the point of intelligence nor of will and its responsibility), but only derangement, only a contradiction in a still subsisting reason; - just as physical disease is not an abstract, i.e. mere and total, loss of health (if it were that, it would be death), but a contradiction in it. This humane treatment, no less benevolent than reasonable (the services of Pinel towards which deserve the highest acknowledgement), presupposes the patient's rationality, and in that assumption has the sound basis for dealing with him on this side - just as in the case of bodily disease the physician bases his treatment on the vitality which as such still contains health.

2.01_-_Habit_1_Be_Proactive, #The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, #Stephen Covey, #unset
  Even the most intelligent animals have none of these endowments. To use a computer metaphor, they are programmed by instinct and/or training. They can be trained to be responsible, but they can't take responsibility for that training; in other words, they can't direct it. They can't change the programming. They're not even aware of it.
  We can subordinate feelings to values. We have the initiative and the responsibility to make things happen.
  Look at the word responsibility -- "response-ability" -- the ability to choose your response. Highly proactive people recognize that responsibility. They do not blame circumstances, conditions, or conditioning for their behavior. Their behavior is a product of their own conscious choice, based on values, rather than a product of their conditions, based on feeling.
  Our basic nature is to act, and not be acted upon. As well as enabling us to choose our response to particular circumstances, this empowers us to create circumstances
  Taking initiative does not mean being pushy, obnoxious, or aggressive. It does mean recognizing our responsibility to make things happen.
  It takes initiative to create the P/PC Balance of effectiveness in your life. It takes initiative to develop the Seven Habits. As you study the other six habits, you will see that each depends on the development of your proactive muscles. Each puts the responsibility on you to act. If you wait to be acted upon, you will be acted upon. And growth and opportunity consequences attend either road.
  The language of reactive people absolves them of responsibility.
  That language comes from a basic paradigm of determinism. And the whole spirit of it is the transfer of responsibility. I am not responsible, not able to choose my response.
  They're driven by feelings. Hollywood has generally scripted us to believe that we are not responsible, that we are a product of our feelings. But the Hollywood script does not describe the reality. If our feelings control our actions, it is because we have abdicated our responsibility and empowered them to do so.
  Though they may have to prioritize the use of their influence, proactive people have a Circle of
  Concern that is at least as big as their Circle of Influence, accepting the responsibility to use their influence effectively.
  Most people have only three or four of these methods in their repertoire, starting usually with reasoning, and, if that doesn't work, moving to flight or fight. How liberating it is to accept the idea that I can learn new methods of human influence instead of constantly trying to use old ineffective methods to "shape up" someone else!
  No control problems involve taking the responsibility to change the line on the bottom on our face -to smile, to genuinely and peacefully accept these problems and learn to live with them, even though we don't like them. In this way, we do not empower these problems to control us. We share in the spirit embodied in the Alcoholics Anonymous prayer, "Lord, give me the courage to change the things which can and ought to be changed, the serenity to accept the things which cannot be changed, and the wisdom to know the difference."
  Whether a problem is direct, indirect, or no control, we have in our hands the first step to the solution. Changing our habits, changing our methods of influence and changing the way we see our no control problems are all within our Circle of Influence.
  The net effect was that he alienated almost the entire executive team surrounding him. They would gather in the corridors and complain to each other about him. Their discussion was all very sophisticated, very articulate, as if they were trying to help the situation. But they did it endlessly, absolving themselves of responsibility in the name of the president's weaknesses.
  It's the nature of reactive people to absolve themselves of responsibility. It's so much safer to say, "I am not responsible." If I say "I am responsible," I might have to say, "I am irresponsible." It would be very hard for me to say that I have the power to choose my response and that the response I have chosen has resulted in my involvement in a negative, collusive environment, especially if for years I have absolved myself of responsibility for results in the name of someone else's weaknesses.
  It is here that we find two ways to put ourselves in control of our lives immediately. We can make a promise -- and keep it. Or we can set a goal -- and work to achieve it. As we make and keep commitments, even small commitments, we begin to establish an inner integrity that gives us the awareness of self-control and the courage and strength to accept more of the responsibility for our own lives. By making and keeping promises to ourselves and others, little by little, our honor becomes greater than our moods.

2.01_-_The_Yoga_and_Its_Objects, #Essays In Philosophy And Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
     "Abandon all dharmas (all law, rule, means and codes of every kind whether formed by previous habit and belief or imposed from outside) and take refuge in Me alone; I will deliver thee from all sin and evil, - do not grieve." "I will deliver", - you have not to be troubled or struggle yourself as if the responsibility were yours or the result depended on your efforts, a mightier than you is busy with the matter. Neither disease nor calamity nor the rising of sin and impurity in you should cause any alarm.
  The best foundation for the surrender of action is the realisation that Prakriti is doing all our actions at God's command and God through our svabhava determines the action. From that moment the action belongs to him, it is not yours nor the responsibility yours; there is indeed no responsibility, no bondage of
  Karma, for God has no responsibility, but is in every way master and free. Our actions become not only like the Shastric man's svabhavaniyata, regulated by nature and therefore dharma, but the svabhava itself is controlled like a machine by God. It is not easy for us, full as we are of the Sanskaras of ignorance, to arrive at this stage of knowledge, but there are three stages by

2.02_-_Habit_2_Begin_with_the_End_in_Mind, #The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, #Stephen Covey, #unset
  To the extent to which we understand the principle of two creations and accept the responsibility for both, we act within and enlarge the borders of our Circle of Influence. To the extent to which we do not operate in harmony with this principle and take charge of the first creation, we diminish it.
  He finally admitted that this individual had had such an impact on him, but he denied that he himself had made all these choices. He attributed the responsibility for the unhappy situation to the administrator. He, himself, he declared, was not responsible.
  As we talked, little by little, he came to realize that he was indeed responsible, but that because he did not handle this responsibility well, he was being irresponsible.
  In seeking to give verbal expression to that uniqueness, we are again reminded of the fundamental importance of proactivity and of working within our Circle of Influence. To seek some abstract meaning to our lives out in our Circle of Concern is to abdicate our proactive responsibility, to place our own first creation in the hands of circumstance and other people.
  Our meaning comes from within. Again, in the words of Frankl, "Ultimately, man should not ask what the meaning of his life is, but rather must recognize that it is he who is asked. In a word, each man is questioned by life; and he can only answer to life by answering for his own life; to life he can only respond by being responsible."
  Personal responsibility, or proactivity, is fundamental to the first creation. Returning to the computer metaphor, Habit 1 says "You are the programmer." Habit 2, then, says, "Write the program."
  Until you accept the idea that you are responsible, that you are the programmer, you won't really invest in writing the program.
  We each have a number of different roles in our lives -- different areas or capacities in which we have responsibility. I may, for example, have a role as an individual, a husband, a father, a teacher, a church member, and a businessman. And each of these roles is important.

2.03_-_Karmayogin_A_Commentary_on_the_Isha_Upanishad, #Isha Upanishad, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  can be nothing but means of bondage; only the pursuit of Godknowledge and the worship & adoration of God, to which
  the name of works does not properly apply, are free from responsibility. But this reasoning too is not consistent with divine
  teaching, with experience or with reason. For divine teaching
  evil he could not choose evil of free choice and therefore had
  no sense of sin and no more responsibility for his actions than
  the pure animal. His fall from the state of innocence was the

2.04_-_ADVICE_TO_HOUSEHOLDERS, #The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, #Sri Ramakrishna, #Hinduism
  MASTER: "As long as they feel pinched for food and clothing. But one need not take the responsibility of a son when he is able to support himself. When the young fledgling learns to pick its own food, its mother pecks it if it comes to her for food."

2.05_-_Habit_3_Put_First_Things_First, #The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, #Stephen Covey, #unset
  Then he said, "Stephen, to do the jobs that you want done right would take several days. Which of these projects would you like me to delay or cancel to satisfy your request?"
  Well, I didn't want to take the responsibility for that. I didn't want to put a cog in the wheel of one of the most productive people on the staff just because I happened to be managing by crisis at the time.
  Transferring responsibility to other skilled and trained people enables you to give your energies to other high-leverage activities. Delegation means growth, both for individuals and for organizations.
  Guidelines: Identify the parameters within which the individual should operate. These should be as few as possible to avoid methods delegation, but should include any formidable restrictions. You won't want a person to think he had considerable latitude as long as he accomplished the objectives, only to violate some long-standing traditional practice or value. That kills initiative and sends people back to the gofer's creed: "Just tell me what you want me to do, and I'll do it."
  If you know the failure paths of the job, identify them. Be honest and open -- tell a person where the quicksand is and where the wild animals are. You don't want to have to reinvent the wheel every day. Let people learn from your mistakes or the mistakes of others. Point out the potential failure paths, what not to do, but don't tell them what to do. Keep the responsibility for results with them -to do whatever is necessary within the guidelines.

2.07_-_The_Supreme_Word_of_the_Gita, #Essays On The Gita, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  But there is another supreme reality of the Infinite that must also be recognised as an indispensable element of the liberating knowledge. This reality is that of the transcendent downlook as well as the close immanent presence of the divine government of the universe. The Supreme who becomes all creation, yet infinitely transcends it, is not a will-less cause aloof from his creation. He is not an involuntary originator who disowns all responsibility for these results of his universal Power or casts them upon an illusive consciousness entirely different from his own or leaves them to a mechanical Law or to a Demiurge or to a Manichean conflict of Principles. He is not an aloof and indifferent Witness who waits impassively for all to abolish itself or return to its unmoved original principle. He is the mighty lord of the worlds and peoples, loka-mahesvara, and governs all not only from within but from above, from his supreme transcendence. Cosmos cannot be governed by a Power that does not transcend cosmos. A divine government implies the free mastery of an omnipotent Ruler and not an automatic force or mechanical law of determinative becoming limited by the apparent nature of the cosmos. This is the theistic seeing of the universe, but it is no shrinking and gingerly theism afraid of the world's contradictions, but one which sees God as the omniscient and omnipotent, the sole original Being who manifests in himself all, whatever it may be, good and evil, pain and pleasure, light and darkness as stuff of his own existence and governs himself what in himself he has manifested. Unaffected by its oppositions, unbound by his creation, exceeding, yet intimately related to this Nature and closely one with her creatures, their

2.09_-_The_Release_from_the_Ego, #The Synthesis Of Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Such possession is not indeed the aim of the traditional Yoga of knowledge whose object is rather to get away from the above and the below and the all into the indefinable Absolute. But whatever the aim, the path of knowledge must lead to one first result, an absolute quietude; for unless the old action of Nature in us be entirely quieted, it is difficult if not impossible to found either any true soul-status or any divine activity. Our nature acts on a basis of confusion and restless compulsion to action, the Divine acts freely out of a fathomless calm. Into that abyss of tranquillity we must plunge and become that, if we are to annul the hold of this lower nature upon the soul. Therefore the universalised Jiva first ascends into the Silence; it becomes vast, tranquil, actionless. What action takes place, whether of body and these organs or any working whatever, the Jiva sees but does not take part in, authorise or in any way associate itself with it. There is action, but no personal actor, no bondage, no responsibility. If personal action is needed, then the Jiva has to keep or recover what has been called the form of the ego, a sort of mental image of an "I" that is the knower, devotee, servant or instrument, but an image only and not a reality. If even that is not there, still action can continue by the mere continued force of prakriti, without any personal actor, without indeed there being any sense of an actor at all; for the Self into which the Jiva has cast its being is the actionless, the fathomless still. The path of works leads to the realisation of the Lord, but here even the Lord is not known; there is only the silent Self and prakriti doing her works, even, as it seems at first, riot with truly living entities but with names and forms existing in the Self but which the Self does not admit as real. The soul may go even beyond this realisation; it may either rise to the Brahman on the other side of all idea of Self as a Void of everything that is here, a Void of unnameable peace and extinction of all, even of the Sat, even of that Existent which is the impersonal basis of individual or universal personality; or else it may unite with it as an ineffable "That" of which nothing can be said; for the universe and all that is does not even exist in That, but appears to the mind as a dream more unsubstantial than any dream ever seen or imagined, so that even the word dream seems too positive a thing to express its entire unreality. These experiences are the foundation of that lofty illusionism which takes such firm hold of the human mind in its highest overleapings of itself.

2.0_-_THE_ANTICHRIST, #Twilight of the Idols, #Friedrich Nietzsche, #Philosophy
  of the _mediocre._ Life always gets harder towards the summit,--the
  cold increases, responsibility increases. A high civilisation is a
  pyramid: it can stand only upon a broad base, its first prerequisite is

2.10_-_THE_MASTER_WITH_THE_BRAHMO_DEVOTEES_(II), #The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, #Sri Ramakrishna, #Hinduism
  responsibility for sins

2.10_-_The_Vision_of_the_World-Spirit_-_Time_the_Destroyer, #Essays On The Gita, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Indian spirituality knows that God is Love and Peace and calm Eternity, - the Gita which presents us with these terrible images, speaks of the Godhead who embodies himself in them as the lover and friend of all creatures. But there is too the sterner aspect of his divine government of the world which meets us from the beginning, the aspect of destruction, and to ignore it is to miss the full reality of the divine Love and Peace and Calm and Eternity and even to throw on it an aspect of partiality and illusion, because the comforting exclusive form in which it is put is not borne out by the nature of the world in which we live. This world of our battle and labour is a fierce dangerous destructive devouring world in which life exists precariously and the soul and body of man move among enormous perils, a world in which by every step forward, whether we will it or no, something is crushed and broken, in which every breath of life is a breath too of death. To put away the responsibility for all that seems to us evil or terrible on the shoulders of a semi-omnipotent Devil,
  Essays on the Gita
   or to put it aside as part of Nature, making an unbridgeable opposition between world-nature and God-Nature, as if Nature were independent of God, or to throw the responsibility on man and his sins, as if he had a preponderant voice in the making of this world or could create anything against the will of God, are clumsily comfortable devices in which the religious thought of
  India has never taken refuge. We have to look courageously in the face of the reality and see that it is God and none else who has made this world in his being and that so he has made it.

2.12_-_THE_FESTIVAL_AT_PNIHTI, #The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, #Sri Ramakrishna, #Hinduism
  Friends of Mani Sen gave the money to Rkhl , requesting him to buy some mangoes and sweets for the Master. Sri Ramakrishna said to M.: "I have definitely said to Mani that I would not accept the money. I feel free now. But Rkhl has accepted it. His is now the responsibility."

2.14_-_The_Unpacking_of_God, #Sex Ecology Spirituality, #Ken Wilber, #Philosophy
  3.'All holons are also parts, and as a part, all holons have instrumental value (also called extrinsic value). That is, all holons have value for others. All holons have part-value, or partness-value (as part of a larger whole, and that whole and its members depend upon each part: each part is thus instrumental to the existence of the whole, each part has extrinsic value, value not just in and for itself but for others). And the more partness-value a holon has-that is, the greater the number of wholes of which that holon is a part-the more fundamental that holon is for the Kosmos, because the more of the Kosmos there is that contains that part as a necessary constituent. An atom is more fundamental than an ape. (From which it follows, as we put it earlier, the more fundamental, the less significant, and vice versa.)
  Likewise, as a part (in communion), each holon exists in a network of care and responsibility. Like rights, responsibilities are not something added to holons. Networks of responsibility simply define the conditions necessary to support the whole of which the part is indeed a part. Further, the greater the depth of a holon, then the more networks of communion it is involved in, and thus the greater its responsibilities in communion (correlative with its greater rights of agency).12
  Thus, each and every holon in the Kosmos has equal Ground-value as a pure manifestation of Spirit or Emptiness.

2.15_-_LAST_VISIT_TO_KESHAB, #The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, #Sri Ramakrishna, #Hinduism
  "As is the disease, so must the remedy be. The Lord says in the Git: 'O Arjuna, take refuge in Me. I shall deliver you from all sins.' Take shelter at His feet: He will give you right understanding. He will take entire responsibility for you. Then you will get rid of the typhoid. Can one ever know God with such a mind as this? Can one pour four seers of milk into a oneseer pot? Can we ever know God unless He lets us know Him?

2.16_-_Oneness, #The Synthesis Of Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  But at the same time the integral knowledge gives us the awareness of that infinite existence as the conscious-force which creates and governs the worlds and manifests itself in their works; it reveals the Self-existent in his universal conscious-will as the Lord, the Ishwara. It enables us to unite our will with His, to realise His will in the energies of all existences and to perceive the fulfilment of these energies of others as part of our own universal self-fulfilment. Thus it removes the reality of strife and division and opposition and leaves only their appearances. By that knowledge therefore we arrive at the possibility of a divine action, a working which is personal to our nature, but impersonal to our being, since it proceeds from That which is beyond our ego and acts only by its universal sanction. We proceed in our works with equality, without bondage to works and their results, in unison with the Highest, in unison with the universal, free from separate responsibility for our acts and therefore unaffected by their reactions. This which we have seen to be the fulfilment of the path of Works becomes thus an annexe and result of the path of Knowledge.

2.17_-_The_Soul_and_Nature, #The Synthesis Of Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  This duality is self-evident. Without any philosophy at all, by the mere force of experience it is what we can all perceive, although we may not take the trouble to define. Even the most thoroughgoing materialism which denies the soul or resolves it into a more or less illusory result of natural phenomena acting upon some ill-explained phenomenon of the physical brain which we call consciousness or the mind, but which is really no more than a sort of complexity of nervous spasms, cannot get rid of the practical fact of this duality. It does not matter at all how it came about; the fact is not only there, it determines our whole existence, it is the one fact which is really important to us as human beings with a will and an intelligence and a subjective existence which makes all our happiness and our suffering. The whole problem of life resolves itself into this one question, -- "What are we to do with this soul and nature set face to face with each other, this Nature, this personal and cosmic activity, which tries to impress itself upon the soul, to possess, control, determine it, and this soul which feels that in some mysterious way it has a freedom, a control over itself, a responsibility for what it is and does, and tries therefore to turn upon Nature, its own and the world's, and to control, possess, enjoy, or even, it may be, reject and escape from her?" In order to answer that question we have to know, -- to know what the soul can do, to know what it call do with itself, to know too what it can do with Nature and the world. The whole of human philosophy, religion, science is really nothing but an attempt to get at the right data upon which it will be possible to answer the question and solve, as satisfactorily as our knowledge will allow, the problem of our existence.
  As the pure Witness, the soul refuses the function of upholder or sustainer of Nature. The upholder, bharta, is another, God or Force or Maya, but not the soul, which only admits the reflection of the natural action upon its watching consciousness, but not any responsibility for maintaining or continuing it. It does not say "All this is in me and maintained by me, an activity of my being," but at the most "This is imposed on me, but really external to myself." Unless there is a clear and real duality in existence, this cannot be the whole truth of the matter; the soul is the upholder also, it supports in its being the energy which unrolls the spectacle of the cosmos and which conducts its energies. When the Purusha accepts this upholding, it may do it still passively and without attachment, feeling that it contributes the energy but not that it controls and determines it. The control is another. God or Force or the very nature of Maya; the soul only upholds indifferently so long as it must, so long perhaps as the force of its past sanction and interest in the energy continues and refuses to be exhausted. But if the attitude of the upholder is fully accepted, an important step forward has been taken towards identification with the active Brahman and his joy of cosmic being. For the Purusha has become the active giver of the sanction.

2.20_-_2.29_-_RULES_FOR_HOUSEHOLDERS_AND_MONKS, #The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, #Sri Ramakrishna, #Hinduism
  MASTER (affectionately): "I don't give initiation. If a guru gives initiation he must assume responsibility for the disciple's sin and suffering. The Divine Mother has placed me in the state of a child. Perform the iva Puja as I told you. Come here now and then.
  "May I ask you one thing? Does a man watching magic really feel compassion when he sees suffering in the performance? Does he feel, at that time, any sense of responsibility? One thinks of compassion only when one feels responsibility. Isn't that so?"
  "The idea of responsibility! Goodness gracious! Men like Sankaracharya and Sukadeva kept the 'ego of Knowledge'. It is not for man to show compassion, but for God. One feels compassion as long as one has the 'ego of Knowledge'. And it is God Himself who has become the 'ego of Knowledge'.
  MASTER: "If it is His sweet will. But God doesn't take entire responsibility for a devotee unless the devotee is completely intoxicated with ecstatic love for Him. At a feast it is only a child whom one takes by the hand and seats at his place. Who does that with older people? Not until a man thinks so much of God that he cannot look after himself does God take on his responsibilities. Hazra doesn't inquire about his family. His son said to Ramlal: 'Please ask father to come home. We shall not ask anything of him.' These words almost brought tears to my eyes. Hazra's mother said to Ramlal: 'Please ask Pratap to come home just once. Also ask your uncle to request him to come home.' I told him about it, but he didn't listen to me.

2.22_-_The_Supreme_Secret, #Essays On The Gita, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
   godhead there concealed from himself, subliminal to his consciousness, immobilised behind the obscure veil of a working that is not wholly his own and the secret of which he has not yet mastered. He finds himself in the world thinking and willing and feeling and acting and he takes himself instinctively or intellectually conceives of himself or at least conducts his life as a separate self-existent being who has the freedom of his thought and will and feeling and action. He bears the burden of his sin and error and suffering and takes the responsibility and merit of his knowledge and virtue; he claims the right to satisfy his sattwic, rajasic or tamasic ego and arrogates the power to shape his own destiny and to turn the world to his own uses. It is this idea of himself through which Nature works in him, and she deals with him according to his own conception, but fulfils all the time the will of the greater Spirit within her. The error of this self-view of man is like most of his errors the distortion of a truth, a distortion that creates a whole system of erroneous and yet effective values. What is true of his spirit he attributes to his ego-personality and gives it a false application, a false form and a mass of ignorant consequences. The ignorance lies in this fundamental deficiency of his surface consciousness that he identifies himself only with the outward mechanical part of him which is a convenience of Nature and with so much only of the soul as reflects and is reflected in these workings. He misses the greater inner spirit within which gives to all his mind and life and creation and action an unfulfilled promise and a hidden significance. A universal Nature here obeys the power of the Spirit who is the master of the universe, shapes each creature and determines its action according to the law of its own nature,
  Swabhava, shapes man too and determines his action according to the general law of nature of his kind, the law of a mental being emmeshed and ignorant in the life and the body, shapes too each man and determines his individual action according to the law of his own distinct type and the variations of his own original swabhava. It is this universal Nature that forms and directs the mechanical workings of the body and the instinctive operations of our vital and nervous parts; and there our subjection to her

2.24_-_Gnosis_and_Ananda, #The Synthesis Of Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  The very physical consciousness in man, the annamaya purusa, can without this supreme ascent and integral descent yet reflect and enter into the self of Sachchidananda. It can do it either by a reflection of the Soul in physical Nature, its bliss, power and infinity secret but still present here, or by losing its separate sense of substance and existence in the Self within or without it. The result is a glorified sleep of the physical mind in which the physical being forgets itself in a kind of conscious Nirvana or else moves about like a thing inert in the hands of Nature jadavat, like a leaf in the wind, or otherwise a state of pure happy and free irresponsibility of action, balavat, a divine childhood. But this comes without the higher glories of knowledge and delight which belong to the same status upon a more exalted level. It is an inert realisation of Sachchidananda in which there is neither any mastery of the prakriti by the Purusha nor any sublimation of Nature into her own supreme power, the infinite glories of the Para shakti. Yet these two, this mastery and this sublimation, are the two gates of perfection, the splendid doors into the supreme Eternal.
  The mind-soul and mind-consciousness in man, manomaya purusa, can in the same direct way reflect and enter into Sachchidananda by a reflection of the Soul as it mirrors itself in the nature of pure universal mind luminous, unwalled, happy, plastic, illimitable, or by absorption in the vast free unconditioned uncentred Self within it and without it. The result is either an immobile cessation of all mind and action or a desire-free unbound action watched by the unparticipating inner Witness. The mental being becomes the eremite soul alone in the world and careless of all human ties or the secret soul that lives in a rapturous God-nearness or felicitous identity and in joyful relations of pure love and ecstasy towards all creatures. The mental being may even realise the Self in all three planes together. Then
  he is all these things alternately, successively or at once. Or he may transform the lower forms into manifestations of the higher state; he may draw upward the childlikeness or the inert irresponsibility of the free physical mind or the free vital mind's divine madness and carelessness of all rules, proprieties, harmonies and colour or disguise with them the ecstasy of the saint or the solitary liberty of the wandering eremite. Here again there is no mastery, no sublimation of the Nature by the soul in the world, but a double possession, by the freedom and delight of the mental spiritual infinite within and without by the happy, natural and unregulated play of the mind-Nature. But since the mental being is capable of receiving the gnosis in a way in which the life-soul and physical soul cannot receive it, since he can accept it with knowledge though only the limited knowledge of a mental response, he may to a certain extent govern by its light his outer action or, if not that, at least bathe and purify in it his will and his thinkings. But Mind can arrive only at a compromise between the infinite within and the finite nature without; it cannot pour the infinity of the inner being's knowledge and power and bliss with any sense of fullness into its external action which remains always inadequate. Still it is content and free because it is the Lord within who takes up the responsibility of the action adequate or inadequate, assumes its guidance and fixes its consequence.

2.24_-_The_Message_of_the_Gita, #Essays On The Gita, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  "This high consummation of the Yoga will at once solve or rather it will wholly remove and destroy at its roots the problem of action. Human action is a thing full of difficulties and perplexities, tangled and confused like a forest with a few more or less obscure paths cut into it rather than through it; but all this difficulty and entanglement arises from the single fact that man lives imprisoned in the ignorance of his mental, vital and physical nature. He is compelled by its qualities and yet afflicted with responsibility in his will because something in him feels that he is a soul who ought to be what now he is not at all or very little, master and ruler of his nature. All his laws of living, all his dharmas must be under these conditions imperfect, temporary and provisional and at best only partly right or true. His imperfections can cease only when he knows himself, knows the real nature of the world in which he lives and, most of all, knows the Eternal from whom he comes and in whom and by whom he exists. When he has once achieved a true consciousness and knowledge, there is no longer any problem; for then he acts freely out of himself and lives spontaneously in accordance with the truth of his spirit and his highest nature.

2.27_-_The_Gnostic_Being, #The Life Divine, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  These are the first major results of the spiritual transformation that follow as a necessary consequence of the nature of Supermind. But if there is to be not only a perfection of the inner existence, of the consciousness, of an inner delight of existence, but a perfection of the life and action, two other questions present themselves from our mental view-point which have to our human thought about our life and its dynamisms a considerable, even a premier importance. First, there is the place of personality in the gnostic being, - whether the status, the building of the being will be quite other than what we experience as the form and life of the person or similar. If there is a personality and it is in any way responsible for its actions, there intervenes, next, the question of the place of the ethical element and its perfection and fulfilment in the gnostic nature.
  Ordinarily, in the common notion, the separative ego is our self and, if ego has to disappear in a transcendental or universal Consciousness, personal life and action must cease; for, the individual disappearing, there can only be an impersonal consciousness, a cosmic self: but if the individual is altogether extinguished, no further question of personality or responsibility or ethical perfection can arise. According to another line of ideas the spiritual person remains, but liberated, purified, perfected in nature in a celestial existence. But here we are still on earth, and yet it is supposed that the ego personality is extinguished and replaced by a universalised spiritual individual who is a centre and power of the transcendent Being. It might be deduced that this gnostic or supramental individual is a self without personality, an impersonal Purusha. There could be many gnostic individuals but there would be no personality, all would be the same in being and nature. This, again, would create the idea of a void or blank of pure being from which an action and function of experiencing consciousness would arise, but without a construction of differentiated personality such as that which we now observe and regard as ourselves on our surface. But this would be a mental rather than a supramental solution of the problem of a spiritual individuality surviving ego and persisting in experience. In the supermind consciousness personality and impersonality are not opposite principles; they are inseparable aspects of one and the same reality. This reality is not the ego but the being, who is impersonal and universal in his stuff of nature, but forms out of it an expressive personality which is his form of self in the changes of Nature.
  Impersonality is in its source something fundamental and universal; it is an existence, a force, a consciousness that takes on various shapes of its being and energy; each such shape of energy, quality, power or force, though still in itself general, impersonal and universal, is taken by the individual being as material for the building of his personality. Thus impersonality is in the original undifferentiated truth of things the pure The Gnostic Being substance of nature of the Being, the Person; in the dynamic truth of things it differentiates its powers and lends them to constitute by their variations the manifestation of personality.

2.30_-_2.39_-_THE_MASTER_IN_VARIOUS_MOODS, #The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, #Sri Ramakrishna, #Hinduism
  "To attain God a man must have certain favourable conditions: the company of holy men, discrimination, and the blessings of a real teacher. Perhaps his elder brother takes the responsibility for the family; perhaps his wife has spiritual qualities and is very virtuous; perhaps he is not married at all or entangled in worldly life. He succeeds when conditions like these are fulfilled.
  M: "God takes upon Himself complete responsibility for one who totally depends upon Him. It is like a guardian taking charge of a minor. You also told us that at a feast a child cannot by himself find a place to eat his meal; someone finds a place for him."

2.3.08_-_The_Mother's_Help_in_Difficulties, #The Mother With Letters On The Mother, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  It cannot work perfectly because the sadhaks themselves have not the right attitude towards food and kindred vital-physical things. But still there is a protection. If however the sadhaks go outside her formation, it must be on their own responsibility - the Mother does not and cannot sanction it. But this arrangement is for the Asram and not for those who are outside.

2.40_-_2.49_-_THE_MASTER_AT_THE_HOUSES_OF_BALARM_AND_GIRISH, #The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, #Sri Ramakrishna, #Hinduism
  "A guardian is appointed only for a minor. A boy cannot safeguard his property; therefore the king assumes responsibility for him. God does not take over our responsibilities unless we renounce our ego.
  (To Captain) "When a man attains the Knowledge of Brahman he shows certain characteristics. The Bhagavata describes four of them: the state of a child, of an inert thing, of a madman, and of a ghoul. Sometimes the knower of Brahman acts like a five-year-old child. Sometimes he acts like a madman. Sometimes he remains like an inert thing. In this state he cannot work; he renounces all action. You may say that jnanis like Janaka were active. The truth is that people in olden times gave responsibility to their subordinate officers and thus freed themselves from worry. Further, at that time men possessed intense faith."

3.01_-_Towards_the_Future, #On Education, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  Yes, sleep, child - a healing sleep. Life has been hard for you and you have great need of rest. (After a moment's silence)
  What is the use of trying to deceive myself? I have to admit it: just as her voice thrilled my whole being, so too her presence fills me with a calm and profound happiness. And now she has fallen asleep, under my protection, her first conscious sleep. Her very trust gives me a responsibility, a responsibility which would be very sweet to me. But my wife! I know that she is strong and brave, I know that long ago she realised that what I feel for her is nothing more than friendly affection. She herself cannot be satisfied with that; the depths of her love remain untouched. Yet I have responsibilities towards her too. How can I tell her that my whole being is concentrated upon another? And yet I cannot conceal my feelings; falsehood is the only evil. Besides, it would be quite useless: a woman like her cannot be deceived. Oh, life is often so cruel!

3.04_-_The_Formula_of_ALHIM, #Liber ABA, #Aleister Crowley, #Philosophy
  Leo, and the Serpent. The great merits of this formula are that it avoids contact
  with the inferior planes, that it is self-sufficient, that it involves no responsibility,
  and that it leaves its masters not only stronger in themselves, but wholly free to

3.06_-_Charity, #Words Of Long Ago, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  It is true that some people are more capable than others of entering into relation with this field of ideas and manifesting it through their conscious cerebrality. But this is nothing other than an additional responsibility for them: since they are in possession of this wealth, they are its stewards and must see that it is used for the good of the greatest number.

3.11_-_Of_Our_Lady_Babalon, #Liber ABA, #Aleister Crowley, #Philosophy
  hare, wolf, or any convenient animal, by making a very simple
  compact. You take over the responsibility for the animal, thus
  building it up into your own magical hierarchy. This represents a
  time, the Magician must realise that in undertaking the Karma of
  any elemental, he is assuming a very serious responsibility. The
  bond which unites him with the elemental is love; and, though it

3.12_-_Of_the_Bloody_Sacrifice, #Liber ABA, #Aleister Crowley, #Philosophy
  2. There is also the questionof its magical freedom. Sexual intercourse creates a
  link between its exponents, and therefore a responsibility.
  3. It appears from the Magical Records of Frater Perdurabo that He made this

3-5_Full_Circle, #unset, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  One culture variable, already mentioned, is the degree of value mixture and of value dominance in each culture sample at a given time. The greater the dominance of one value-premise, and the others' corresponding absence or suppression at the time in question, the more clearly and conclusively the culture can be classified. The speed and direction (jointly called velocity) of a deviant value's emergence and challenge, determines the likelihood of the culture's transmutation: of its breakdown to a lower Period, its build-up to a higher Period, or its shift to a different Group in the same Period. Toynbee has expounded important laws of transmutation in Literate cultures (Period 5).--This variable is analogous to target velocity.
  The second sighting variable, which is analogous to certain defects of the sighting mechanism, is the classifier's own mental-moral organization: his own grasp of the Periodic Law of Human Cultures. (In the history of chemistry, this mental variable produced the decisive difference between Newland's failure with his Octaves and Mendeleev's success with his Periodic Table, as described by Posin.--A famous example of this variation in anthropology is Ruth Benedict's own change of moral insight from 1934, when she copyrighted Patterns of Culture, to 1941 when she lectured on the same subject at Bryn Mawr College. In 1934 her sighting apparatus was cultural egalitarianism, which she and many others incorrectly labeled cultural relativism. It consists in flat contradiction of the Periodic Law. She stated this unequivocally in Patterns of Culture's concluding sentence, thus: "We shall arrive then at a more realistic social faith, accepting as grounds of hope and as a new basis for tolerance the coexisting and equally valid patterns of life which mankind has created for itself from the raw materials of existence" (italics added). This flat denial of the Moral Law spread widely, and has intensified the breakdown symptoms in our culture which Toynbee called promiscuity, truancy, and drift. This is the Existentialists' disastrous way of dealing with the multiplicity of sighting mechanisms which constitutes each individual culture's and sub-culture's compass; namely, the false assertion that they are "equally valid" the abdication of responsibility of judging and assessing them relative to what Heisenberg calls a central order. (This subject is dealt with extensively in Chapter V.)
  Frank Goble points out in The Third Force that by 1941, in her Bryn Mawr lectures, "Ruth Benedict was highly dissatisfied with the concept of cultural relativity, which was popular among anthropologists of her day, and with which her name has been closely associated. She struggled to develop a way of comparing various societies as unitary wholes or, in 20th-century terms, as "systems". She tried to correct her sighting error. Unfortunately, Benedict died in 1948. A part of her objective, however, was achieved by Ethel Albert a few years later, as shown above., #Essays In Philosophy And Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  And it is apparent, if we consider, that the individual's energy of action is not something miraculously separate and independent, it is not a power born of itself, living in itself, acting in its separate and wholly self-formed puissance. On the contrary it is the universal that acts in the individual energy and acts, no doubt with an individual application, but on universal lines and in harmony with its universal law. But if that were all the truth, then there would be no real individual and no responsibility of any kind except the responsibility of universal Nature to carry out the idea or to execute the force put forth in the individual as in the universal by the All-Soul, the cosmic Spirit. But there is also this soul of the individual, and that is a being of the Infinite and a conscious and efficient portion of the All-Soul, a deputy or representative, and puts forth the energy given to it according
  But again, if that were all, if each man came into life with his present nature ready determined for him and irrevocable and had to act according to it, there would be no real responsibility; for he would do good according to the good and evil according to the evil in his nature, he would be imperfect according to its imperfection or perfect according to its perfection; and he might have to suffer the return of his good or evil, bear exactly the just consequences of his perfection or his imperfection, but mechanically and not by his choice: for his apparent choice would be the compulsion of the nature in him and could not be in any way, directly or indirectly, the result of his spirit's will.

4.03_-_Mistakes, #Words Of The Mother II, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  Whenever you have made a mistake I always told you very frankly without hiding anything from you. Everybody makes mistakes and everybody has to learn and to progress. Moreover
  I have given you a big responsibility. I appreciate fully what you have done but there is still much to learn and I am sure that you will be quite glad to acquire knowledge and experience. With my love and blessings.
  After all, the whole, entire responsibility is the Lords and nobody elses. So there is nothing to worry about.

4.17_-_The_Action_of_the_Divine_Shakti, #The Synthesis Of Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  There is however a possibility of arriving at this result without the passage through the passivity of the mental Purusha, by a more persistently and predominantly kinetic Yoga. Or there may be a combination of both the methods, alternations between them and an ultimate fusion. And here the problem of spiritual action assumes a more simple form. In this kinetic movement there are three stages. In the first the Jiva is aware of the supreme shakti, receives the power into himself and uses it under her direction, with a certain sense of being the subordinate doer, a sense of minor responsibility in the action, -- even at first, it may be, a responsibility for the result; but that disappears, for the result is seen to be determined by the higher Power, and only the action is felt to be partly his own. The Sadhaka then feels that it is he who is thinking, willing, doing, but feels too the divine shakti or prakriti behind driving and shaping all his thought, will, feeling and action: the individual energy belongs in a way to him, but is still only a form and an instrument of the universal divine Energy. The Master of the Power may be hidden from him for a time by the action of the shakti, or he may be aware of the Ishwara sometimes or continually manifest to him. In the latter case there are three things present to his consciousness, himself as the servant of the Ishwara, the shakti behind as a great Power supplying the energy, shaping the action, formulating the results, the Ishwara above determining by his will the whole action.

5.01_-_The_Dakini,_Salgye_Du_Dalma, #The Tibetan Yogas of Dream and Sleep, #Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, #Buddhism
  If this relationship with the dakini sounds too foreign or fanciful, you may wish to psychologize it. That is all right. You can think of her as a separate being or as a symbol that you use to guide your intention and your mind. In either case, devotion and consistency are powerful assets on the spiritual journey. You may also do this practice with your yidam, if you do yidam practice, or with any deity or enlightened being; it is your efforts that make a difference in your practice, not the form. But it is also good to recognize that Salgye Du Dalma is especially associated with this practice in the Mother Tantra. There is a long history of practitioners working with her form and her energy, and making a connection with the power of the lineage can be a great support.
  Imagination is very powerful, strong enough to bind one to the sufferings of samsara for an entire life, and strong enough to make the dialogue with the dakini real. Often practitioners act toward the dharma as if it is rigid, but it is not. The dharma is flexible and the mind should be flexible with it. It is your responsibility to find how to use the dharma to support your realization.
  Rather than imagining how the day will go tomorrow, or the fight you had with the boss, or the evening ahead with your partner, it may be more helpful to create the presence of this beautiful dakini who embodies the highest goal of practice. The important point is to develop the powerful intention needed to accomplish the practice and a strong relationship to your true nature, which the dakini represents. As often as possible, pray to her for the sleep of clear light. Your intention will be strengthened each time you do.

5.4.01_-_Occult_Knowledge, #Letters On Yoga I, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  There is no question of responsibility.1 The "Something" does not act arbitrarily, paying no heed to the play of forces or the man's nature. "Selects" does not mean "selects at random". If a man puts himself on the side of or into the hands of the hostile influences and says, "This way I will go and no other. I want my ego, my greatness, my field of power and action", has not the Something the right to say, "I agree. Go and find it - if you can"? On the other hand, if the balance of forces is otherwise,
  1 The correspondent wrote, in regard to the preceding letter: "If there is Something that looks, selects and uses our actions, then it is not the play of forces that is responsible for any action; the ultimate responsibility lies with this Something."

Agenda_Vol_10, #The Mothers Agenda, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  they were!... Hollow, nothing but words. And what questions they asked me!... "What is
  responsibility?..." One of the girls asked me, "What's the Divine?"
  (They're all ultramodern people, you know, much too intelligent to believe in any godhead! They're
  why? Because those young Americans who came here on a visit (did you hear about them?), a dozen or
  so... I saw them all: quite ordinary people. They asked me, "What's responsibility?!"... Things of that
  I'd like you to take the responsibility of the Bulletin.
  (various details follow)

Agenda_Vol_11, #The Mothers Agenda, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  I think this poor boy has no authority there. Thats my impression.
  Yes, but then, if the thing is printed with any mistakes, what am I to say? Its my responsibility!
  Yes, and it would be better to... We can try to tell him... In the past, I used to see him once a week, so I
  Well, its the only hope.
  If they come and tell me, YOU have to take the responsibility, ah, then I would say, They are quite
  right. Thats quite different. They have been beside the point. Its not that.
  have no personal property. Like that on paper, its very fine, but when it comes to doing it in practice...
  The problem is always the same: those given the responsibility should be people with a... universal
  consciousness, of course, otherwise... Wherever there is a personal consciousness, it means someone
  Its an impersonal person, I dont know; theres no personal relationship with it, but its someone
  whose responsibility is to see to this bodys well-being, and especially to its relations with others,
  because the body has reached the point where... it really couldnt care less.
  doing what this Consciousness wants it to do, and so there are, as it were, people (or someone) whose
  responsibility is to see that things can be understood in the transitory state we are in. There.39

Agenda_Vol_12, #The Mothers Agenda, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  conclusion that we [Aurovillians] can take upon ourselves the responsibility for the excavation and
  construction work of the four pillars; then a commercial firm such as EEC [I dont know what it is,
  the family. On what ground do you claim to decide where he shall go or where he shall stay?
  Your pretension to have the responsibility for him or her before God is an arrogant and
  114Only 12 days later, on December 2, will India launch a general offensive.
  grotesque absurdity. Each one is responsible for himself before God unless he freely chooses to
  place the responsibility upon another in whom he trusts. No one has the right to impose himself
  on others as a religious or spiritual guide against their free will. You have no claim at all to

Agenda_Vol_2, #The Mothers Agenda, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  are. The day they get away from it, they too will smile!
  Of course, I have a kind of responsibility because people expect me to organize everything, so I try
  to put things in their place. That's why I told them I preferred they didn't hold seminars here, because it
  They have put together a brochure saying, 'We will facilitate your relations with the Mother'!! Luckily,
  the draft was sent to me. I said, 'I do not accept this responsibility.' I agreed to be President because
  money is involved and I wanted to be a guarantee that all these people who make propaganda don't put
  the money into their own pockets for their personal use; so I agreed to be President - to guarantee that
  the money would really go to work for Sri Aurobindo, that's all. But no spiritual responsibility; I have
  nothing to teach to anyone, thank God!
  the intermediary for all who wish to come into direct contact with her'! They wanted to print this and
  distribute it, just like that! So I took my brightest red ink and wrote: 'I do not accept this responsibility,
  you cannot make this promise.' And that was that. I cut it. And now here's A., doing the same thing!
  No, it's the old tradition - you step back from Nature and Nature does whatever she wants. It doesn't
  concern you, you have no responsibility, 'you are not that.' It's the old idea.
  Sri Aurobindo was completely against it. Somewhere he makes fun of a man who said he was the

Agenda_Vol_3, #The Mothers Agenda, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  confident serenity. On the material plane there were attacks, but even these he took upon himself. Well,
  I saw it all, all those thirty years of life; not for a SECOND did I have any sense of responsibility, in
  spite of all the work I was doing, all the organizing and everything. He had supposedly passed on the
  responsibility to me, you see, but he was standing behind - HE was actually doing everything! I was
  active, but with absolutely no responsibility. I never felt responsible for a single minute - he took the
  full responsibility. It was really....
  For the first seven years he was doing the work, not me. He was the one who saw people; I looked
  Later, when he withdrew and put me in front, there was naturally a bit more activity, as well as the
  semblance of responsibility - but it was only a semblance. What security! A sense of total, total
  security - for thirty years. Not once.... There was just a single scratch, so to speak, when he had that
  saw what had happened, when he went out of his body and entered into mine (the most material part of
  him, the part involved with external things) and I understood that I had the entire responsibility for all
  the work AND for the sadhana7 - well, then I locked a part of me away, a deep psychic 8 part that was
  living, beyond all responsibility, in the ECSTASY of the realization: the Supreme. I took it and locked
  it away, I sealed it off and said, "You're not moving until... until all the rest is ready."
  gives me the illusion of a body (Mother laughs).... I entrust it to the person I walk with. In other words,
  it's not my responsibility: the other person has to make sure it doesn't fall, doesn't bump into anything -
  you see what I mean. And the consciousness is a limitless consciousness, like a material equivalent or
  I have noticed a slight change, a small movement in the consciousness of the person or persons in the
  room. But I always hesitate to throw the responsibility onto something external, because that takes
  three-quarters of the possibility of control away from you.
  and then, having no wisdom, need to follow it blindly.
  Had I taken the responsibility (I purposely didn't, for other reasons), I would have said, "Keep him
  till tomorrow morning." And I would have done something overnight. But naturally, this is one case in

Agenda_Vol_4, #The Mothers Agenda, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  ...Obviously, the whole difficulty is the mixing of two things: on one hand, the responsibility of
  everything, the entire organization, all these people hanging on to me (and naturally giving me work,
  Agreed, then, we'll try and learn to laugh with the Lord.
  I know - I know He wants me to learn not to take seriously the responsibility ("responsibility" isn't
  the right word), the formidable task of finding 8,000 rupees a day to meet the Ashram's expenses - in
  That's what I always tell those who criticize the government: "You deserve to be put in the place of
  the Prime Minister, or any other minister, with decisions to make; and with the responsibility placed on
  you, suppose you suddenly had to decide on things of which you know nothing - you'd soon see what
  like automatons, so you can get something out of them. But unfortunately they think they are... they
  have the sense of their responsibility, so they think they are very superior - then it's terrible!

Agenda_Vol_5, #The Mothers Agenda, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  were going to be done "just like that," harmoniously. Then his departure - the blow of a sledgehammer
  on the head.... And the entire weight of the responsibility here, on the body. Voil.
  That means quite a preparation - which is as wise as all the rest.
  not the one who does, and that what little is done - little or big, it doesn't matter - is done by the Lord;
  and the responsibility is fully His. That makes you happy. With that, you are happy.
  Anyway, everything depends on you.
  Thank you! (laughing) Thank you for the responsibility.
  inside himself, in the depths of his being, that he must find that light - the light that knows what should
  be said and how it should be said. And then that feeling of responsibility and of complicity with
  falsehood is finished, it disappears completely. And necessarily, inevitably, absolutely, he will say the

Agenda_Vol_6, #The Mothers Agenda, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  without success. Finally, when I saw there was no way, I said to the Lord, "Look after her and do what
  needs to be done, I beg You" - I handed over the responsibility to Him. And then, the same evening the
  attack started, and I saw it was her dancing. So I thought, "We really had something to learn!" And I
  and much more difficult at the same time, because it isn't blatant, it isn't evident, it's not an opposition
  from which you can choose, it's... truly, totally and integrally leaving the entire responsibility to the
  far easier. But for man it's very difficult. Because there was a whole period in the evolution when in
  order to progress he had to take on the responsibility for himself. So the habit has formed, it has taken
  root in the being.

Agenda_Vol_7, #The Mothers Agenda, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  her liver will never be cured." So faced with such a suggestion, I said, "I am not taking any
  responsibility: go and get your suggestion cured in Hong Kong!"
  They are terrible.
  back here.... They wrote all this to me (it's the husband who wrote; as for her, she was preparing to
  come back here). I said, "I don't want to take the responsibility, the suggestion is too strong, let her go
  and get the suggestion cured in Hong Kong."

Agenda_Vol_8, #The Mothers Agenda, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  there (gesture with the hands open upward and forming a kind of upside down triangle): the only
  support is the Divine. The only support. The only help, the only responsibility. All the rest.... There
  isn't one thing coming from or towards a human being that isn't mixed; and the moment it's mixed, it
  Now there is integrally, even for the most material consciousness, the body consciousness, this: to
  leave the entire responsibility to the Lord - what He wants will be, and that's all. When He wants us to
  do something, we do it, but after all... We do it simply because He tells us to do it. And what will
  township what it needs (in proportion to what they produce, of course), and it is the township's
  responsibility to feed everyone. That means people won't have to buy their food with money, but they
  will have to earn it.

Agenda_Vol_9, #The Mothers Agenda, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  come too late. It's T. who did the translation, but she refused to read it out [at the inauguration],
  because, she said, it was "too heavy a responsibility"! (Mother laughs) They are all like that. Finally it
  was read out by S. But then, we have a Communist architect, a Russian, who has been working a great
  Most of the time, it's a sort of laziness, something unwilling to make an effort, to make a resolve: it
  prefers to leave the responsibility to others. In English I would call it the remnant, the residue of the
  Inconscient. It's a sort of spinelessness (gesture of groveling) which accepts a general, impersonal law:
  be left independent, and should be given advice only in so far as they ASK for it.
  They must know that steering their own life is their responsibility."

Big_Mind_(non-dual), #unset, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Heart. I am the manifestation of them. When Big Mind acts, it always acts with compassion. I am that action.
  It is all my responsibility. If a voice is not clear about its functions, its duties, what it is supposed to do, it is my responsibility to help it become clear. If it's lazy, it's my job to motivate it. If it's doing too much, it's my responsibility to slow it down and make sure it gets proper rest, proper nutrition, proper exercise. These are all my responsibilities because I am the captain of this ship.
  If someone doesn't know whom they're working for, it's my responsibility to make it clear to them that the Controller and the Protector are working for me. They are not the head of the company. The Controller thinks he is the CEO, but I hired him to do a specific job, which was to control. I am the boss.
  FACILITATOR: Are you the boss of the self?

Big_Mind_(ten_perfections), #unset, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  FACILITATOR: It sounds like a far cry from not caring.
  GENEROSITY: I think it's the counterbalance. The more I don't care, the more I can care, the more I can give. The more detached I am, the more attached to the liberation of all beings I can be. How could I handle the enormity of the responsibility if I cared too much? You know, I would be limited by my very caring. In other words, when I manifest not caring, I can fully and truly care. So I don't see that as a 'far cry.' I see them as absolutely one.
  That's the interplay of Big Mind and Big Heart right there. Big Mind doesn't care.
  So I might say something seemingly negative about someone or might appear to be greedy or stingy at times, if that were the right thing to do in that moment, the most appropriate thing. I see that everything is relative, that my position or role in a situation, the time, the place, and how much or how little I do, make my response either appropriate or inappropriate. The only guideline for this is my own best judgment, based on the wisdom I have from Big Mind and the compassion coming from a literal understanding of not doing harm, not creating suffering.
  I appreciate and respect others' possessions and property. I give freely and generously. I don't act self-centeredly or egotistically. I am truthful unless the circumstances are such that it is more appropriate for me not to be. I am sober, attentive and mindful, and I don't allow myself to get too intoxicated by alcohol, or my own ideas or notions. I refrain from talking about others' errors or faults, and I find ways to be kind and considerate in speech toward others. I don't elevate myself and blame others. I don't put others down in order to build myself up. I am simply generous and nice to others. I do not find fault, and I take full responsibility for action and reaction, for cause and effect. I am generous and giving. I am joyful, friendly and compassionate toward others.
  FACILITATOR: Do you ever have doubts about your past actions, and think that after all they may not have been the best course?
  WISE OR APPROPRIATE ACTION: Sure. Because what's right or wrong does change according to the situation, according to time and place, and as time moves on what was right one moment may not appear to be right in the future, or what was right in the past may not seem to have been the best decision now, and the best decision now may not be the best decision in the future. It goes back and forth, but I don't know if it does a lot of good to dwell on that. You know, you make the best decision you can as you go along, given the tools you have to work with. I think we have to be as true to that as we can be, and be willing to suffer the consequences, the karmic consequences, when our choices are not the best. But all we can do is work with what we've got.
  I think that a lot of religions teach shoulds and should nots, dos and don'ts, out of fear. I have never found that this serves the greater purpose. It's OK in the short term, but in a way it just produces a lot of rigidity and a lot of fear in people. A much more mature way is encouraging each individual to take full responsibility for cause and effect, for action and reaction, for consequences. So the responsibility is thrown back on each individual to make the wisest and most compassionate choices given their own wisdom and compassion. Shoulds and should nots really bind us - 'I should be this, I shouldn't be that, I should do this, I shouldn't do that.' Dropping all that is complete liberation. Wise and appropriate action is who I am
  FACILITATOR: No guarantees?
  Jesus said, "Let him who is without sin cast the first stone."
  Sometimes we put others down in order to make ourselves feel better or more important. Sometimes we find fault or blame others in order to evade responsibility for our actions. It is rather easy to find someone's faults if we are looking for them.
  Somehow it is more difficult to be nice and say kind words to people, and yet we all like to hear nice and kind things about ourselves. Loving and compassionate speech is the hallmark of a mature human being. Being more kind and compassionate toward all beings and speaking lovingly to others is ultimately the path of the human being.

Blazing_P1_-_Preconventional_consciousness, #unset, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  to circumstances. Somebody gets into trouble because he runs around with the wrong
  people. Self-criticism is not characteristic. If he acknowledges responsibility for doing
  wrong, he is likely to blame it on some part of himself for which he disclaims responsibility,
  my eyes or my figure. This tendency may help explain the imaginary companion some

Blazing_P2_-_Map_the_Stages_of_Conventional_Consciousness, #unset, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  unlike people at the Self-protective stage, there is real concern for the well being of others.
  One takes responsibility for others. Dependency needs are high. Fear of rejection leads
  conformists to be overly nice and to repress negative feelings. There is unquestioned
  locating the conflict internally and assuming the stage 4 functions of psychological selfadministration (I decide for myself to abstain). But when she experiences abstinence as
  difficult, the sense of self-responsibility caves in; and the half of herself that wants to abstain
  is delegated to the other (the children), the emotion living again in stage 3 field of
  the Self-Protective Stage, but rarely does the person blame himself. Occasionally one will find
  total self-rejection at the lowest levels, but without a corresponding sense of responsibility for
  actions or their consequences. (Self-rejection may occur in depressed persons of any level;
  long-term, self-evaluated goals and ideals, differentiated self-criticism, and a sense of
  responsibility. Only a few persons as young as thirteen or fourteen years reach this stage.
  The internalization of rules is completed at the Conscientious Stage. Where the SelfProtective person obeys rules in order to avoid getting into trouble and the Conformist obeys
  the extent of feeling obliged to shape anothers life or to prevent him from making errors.
  Along with the concepts of responsibility and obligations go the correlative concepts of
  privileges, rights, and fairness. All of them imply a sense of choice rather than being a pawn
  Qualities: Primary elements of adult conscience are present, including long-term goals,
  ability for self-criticism, and a deeper sense of responsibility. Future-oriented and proactive;
  initiator rather than pawn of system; blind to subjectivity behind objectivity; feel guilt when
  having definite traits that distinguish one uniquely from others. One learns to understand
  oneself backwards (responsibility guilt) and forwards in time (plans, dreams) within the
  roles (prototypes) and functions provided by ones culture. [Conscientious stage] individuals
  voluntarily entering into roles that entail these responsibilities. (Obligation or duty as
  commitment and responsibility is differentiated from what is typically expected of a role
  occupant.) 49
  for it is in this transition that the late adolescent or adult must begin to take seriously the
  burden of responsibility for his or her own commitments, lifestyle, beliefs and attitudes.
  Where genuine movement toward stage 4 is underway the person must face certain

Blazing_P3_-_Explore_the_Stages_of_Postconventional_Consciousness, #unset, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Conformist to the Conscientious Stage, are now seen as partly antagonistic to the striving for
  achievement and the sometimes excessive moralism and responsibility for self and others at
  the Conscientious Stage. Moralism begins to be replaced by an awareness of inner conflict. At
  sometimes to the point of being unable to get out of endless loops, striving to take
  responsibility for myself ()72

BOOK_II._--_PART_I._ANTHROPOGENESIS., #The Secret Doctrine, #H P Blavatsky, #Theosophy
  sensuality.* It is this which hangs over humanity like a heavy funereal pall. Thus arises the
  responsibility of free-will; the Titanic passions which represent humanity in its darkest aspect; "the
  restless insatiability of the lower passions and desires, when, with self-asserting insolence, they bid
  sacrificed itself to benefit thereby, at least, one portion of mankind.* But while saving man from
  mental darkness, they inflicted upon him the tortures of the self-consciousness of his responsibility -the result of his free will -- besides every ill to which mortal man and flesh are heir to. This torture
  Prometheus accepted for himself, since the Host became henceforward blended with the tabernacle

  Miocene period. With these the later Atlanteans renewed the sin of the "Mindless" -- this time with full
  responsibility. The resultants of their crime were the species of apes now known as Anthropoid.
  It may be useful to compare this very simple theory -- and we are willing to offer it even as a

BOOK_I._--_PART_I._COSMIC_EVOLUTION, #The Secret Doctrine, #H P Blavatsky, #Theosophy
  the wildest kind; for who has ever even heard of the book of Dzyan?
  The writer, therefore, is fully prepared to take all the responsibility for what is contained in this work,
  and even to face the charge of having invented the whole of it. That it has many shortcomings she is
  right of free-agency and responsibility, since man and angel are alike under Karmic Law.*
  "And there was war in Heaven. . . . Michael and his angels fought against the Dragon; and the Dragon
  more especially against those of our latter-day Materialism, very often miscalled Science, whereas, in
  reality, the words "Scientists" and "Sciolists" ought alone to bear the responsibility for the many
  illogical theories offered to the world. In its great ignorance, the public, while blindly accepting

BOOK_I._--_PART_III._SCIENCE_AND_THE_SECRET_DOCTRINE_CONTRASTED, #The Secret Doctrine, #H P Blavatsky, #Theosophy
  and tribe, like their Eastern brethren of the Fifth Race, their Golden and their Iron ages, their period of
  comparative irresponsibility, or the Satya age of purity, while now, several of them have reached their
  Iron Age, the Kali-Yuga, an age BLACK WITH HORRORS. . . . .

BS_1_-_Introduction_to_the_Idea_of_God, #unset, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  What happens in the Old Testament, at least in part, is that consciousness is associated with the divine. Now you think, well, is that a reasonable proposition? Thats a very complicated question, but at least we might note that theres something to the claim, because there is a miracle of experience and existence thats dependent on consciousness. People try to explain it away constantly, but it doesn't seem to work very well. And heres something else to think aboutI think its really worth thinking about. People do not like it when you treat them like theyre not conscious. They react very badly to that. You dont like it if someone assumes that youre not conscious, and you dont like it if someone assumes you dont have free willthat youre just absolutely determined in your actions, theres nothing thats going to repair you, and that you dont need to have any responsibility for your actions.

Evening_Talks_With_Sri_Aurobindo, #Talks With Sri Aurobindo, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  The reader is requested to note that Sri Aurobindo is not responsible for these records as he had no opportunity to see them. So, it is not as if Sri Aurobindo said exactly these things but that I remember him to have said them. All I can say is that I have tried to be as faithful in recording them as I was humanly capable. That does not minimize my personal responsibility which I fully accept.
  Sri Aurobindo: You can say matter knows nothing about good and bad, or sick and healthy. But the human body, I mean the physical consciousness, is not matter. It is conscious, and therefore it can have its own responsibility with regard to diseases.
  They could not grasp the argument that the spiritual power of Vashishta was responsible for the destruction. The original story is that the Cow, Kamdhenu, did not want to go to Vishwamitra. Vishwamitra wanted to take it by force. But Vashishta refused to resist. So the Cow asked him to allow her to resist Vishwamitra. Vashishta said: You can do whatever you like. She called upon the psychical powers to resist and the Asuras came on account of the spiritual power of Vashishta. Because one saves himself from the act of killing, his responsibility is not less on that account. The question is whether one resists or not. If one resists it may be by physical force or soul force that is quite another matter.
  Sri Aurobindo: Then, you want to throw the whole burden on me and evade your responsibility?
  Sri Aurobindo: Now that we have all come to the lower vital and the physical planes where the struggle is most acute I am speaking from there and not from any higher standpoint. (Short pause: then to a Disciple: ) No, K you cant evade your responsibility. (laughter).
  Disciple: Probably he wants to know what is the responsibility of the sadhakas?
  Sri Aurobindo: No, it was directly transmitted into the pen. It is a great relief to get out of that responsibility.
  Sri Aurobindo: I dont mean responsibility in general but that of thinking about everything. Some thoughts are given or reflected from outside. It is not that I dont ask for knowledge. When I want knowledge I call for it. The Higher faculty sees thoughts as if written on a wall.
  For the Yogi who has to conquer these things they will come, otherwise there would be nothing to overcome. It would be no real conquest at all. One can always feel the difficulties as opportunities, and in one sense one can say that whatever happens is for the best. Hostile forces also are recognized as hostile, but from another standpoint they become the Divine power throwing out attacks for the work to be done. Ultimately all powers are from the Divine, they assist in the work. They throw up difficulties to test the strength. It is the Divine that has created the opposition and it is the Divine who sends you the defeat so that you may conquer the difficulties hereafter. This is necessary also to counter the egos sense of responsibility. At one time I experienced the hostile forces as the gods trying to test my strength. You have to act not for success but for the sake of the Divine, though it does not mean that you must not work for success. Arjuna complains to Sri Krishna in the Gita that he speaks in double words: saying do not be eager for the result but at the same time he said fight and conquer.
  Disciple: Then, can one say that one has no responsibility. One can do as one likes , in that case one becomes a fatalist.
  Sri Aurobindo: That is generally the case when you state some Truth you have to express it in contradictory terms (laughter). Truth is not always consistent, but the contradiction you notice does not mean that there is no responsibility, or no morality, no right, no wrong. The individual is responsible, for, he accepts the action of the Gunas of nature.
  Sri Aurobindo: Of course, the only Aryans are the Germans. It is they who feel the responsibility and bear the consequences.
  Disciple: Can one be free if one acts without feeling responsibility?
  Sri Aurobindo: You cant get rid of responsibility like that, even though you may say, you are not responsible.
  You must become free if you want to be free from responsibility. There are three ways, or rather several ways, of attaining that freedom. One is by the separation of the Purusha from Prakriti and realizing it as free from it; another is by realizing the Self, The Atman or the Spirit, from the Cosmic movement. Thirdly by the identification with the Transcendent Above, i.e. by realizing the Parmatma. You can also have this freedom by merging into the Shunyam through Buddhistic discipline.
  Many yogis when they go beyond into the Spirit or the Cosmic consciousness, allow Cosmic nature to act through them without any sense of individual responsibility. They remain concentrated in, or identified with the Higher Consciousness uncontrolled And you find as X found that the spiritual man uses foul language: of course, the yogi or the spirit in him is not bound by the rules of decency. That is why such yogis act like Jada, Pishacha or Bala allowing nature to play freely in them.

Liber_46_-_The_Key_of_the_Mysteries, #unset, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
   possible medium: the mystery of incarnation.
   Between immoral fatality, and Draconic responsibility, which would
   conclude the damnation of all beings, there is only one possible mean:
   Nero was the accomplice of the whole Roman people, and those who should
   have prevented them incurred the whole responsibility for the frenzies
   of this monster. Seneca, Burrhus, Thrasea, Corbulon, theirs is the real

Liber_71_-_The_Voice_of_the_Silence_-_The_Two_Paths_-_The_Seven_Portals, #unset, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
   who cultivated the rice had to destroy a lot of vermin too. One cannot
   escape responsibility in this vicarious way. It is peculiarly silly,
   because the whole point of Buddha's position is that there is no

LUX.05_-_AUGOEIDES, #Liber Null, #Peter J Carroll, #Occultism
  He takes complete responsibility for his present incarnation and must consider every experience, thing, or piece of information which assails him from any source, as a reflection of the way he is conducting his existence. The idea that things happen to one that may or may not be related to the way one acts is an illusion created by our shallow awareness.

Maps_of_Meaning_text, #Maps of Meaning, #Jordan Peterson, #Psychology
  in theory, to treat his neighbour as himself. The principles that govern his society (and, increasingly, all
  others15) remain predicated on mythic notions of individual value intrinsic right and responsibility
  despite scientific evidence of causality and determinism in human motivation. Finally, in his mind even
  of what was supposed to occur of what was desired to happen. It is therefore signalling of motivational
  significance, or affective importance, that constitutes what is perhaps the major responsibility of the limbic
  system that, and the (integrally related) inculcation and renewal of memory [integrally related, as it is
  force that motivates the commission of atrocity planned rape and painful slaughter during the waging of
  war. She is aggression, without the inhibition of fear and guilt; sexuality in the absence of responsibility,
  dominance without compassion, greed without empathy. She is the Freudian id, unconsciousness
  all, a new environment. That new environment is the society of men, where women are sexual partners and
  equals instead of source of dependent comfort; where the provision of food and shelter is a responsibility,
  and not a given; where security final authority, in the form of parent no longer exists. As the childhood
  scope and importance of our errors, we are properly humble; in truth, we are merely unwilling to bear the
  weight of our true responsibility.
  5.2.1. The Adversary in Action: Voluntary Degradation of the Map of Meaning
  advantages that accompany increased freedom may seem frightening and of dubious value, given the
  comparative responsibility and lack of security that are part and parcel of maturity.
  As maturation takes place, the environment transforms. As the developing individual masters his
  sheltered, as well, from the terrible world. Culture intercedes, in the form of proscriptions for behavior,
  when mortality nonetheless threatens, but adherence to such requirements means increased responsibility,
  separation from the good mother, and sacrifice of the primary dependent relationship. Culture moulds the
  The decadent looks to subvert the process of maturation looks for a way out of group affiliation.
  Group membership requires adoption of at-least-adolescent responsibility at least of the responsibilities
  associated with respectable behavior and this burden may seem too much to bear, as a consequence of
  course, the journey to the land of living water. The decadent makes his intellectual superiority to the
  superstitious of the past an article of faith, instead, and shirks his responsibility. [That is to say it is the
  desire to shirk that responsibility (and the heroic sacrifice it entails), that constitutes motivation for belief
  in intellectual superiority.] The suffering rebel stance that such adoption allows, as a secondary
  letting my own interests influence my decisions as little as possible, and I then believed that I had
  somehow avoided personal responsibility for the state of the modern world, because I was not really
  that he does not have to do anything for himself. The decadent believes that freedom can be attained
  without discipline and responsibility, because he is ignorant of the terrible nature of the undifferentiated
  ground of reality, and is unwilling to bear the burden of order. When he starts to suffer as he certainly
  defining their true talents and deviances as (threatening and frustrating) impediments to their ambition.
  The stunted personality will experience life as a burden as a responsibility too heavy to bear and turn to
  resentment and hatred, as a justifiable alternative.
  in preaching and acting as we did? Was it not our love for men that made us resign ourselves to the idea
  of their impotence and lovingly try to lighten the burden of their responsibility, even allowing their weak
  nature to sin, but with our permission? Why have You come to interfere with our work?549
  for every vital decision; removes the responsibility for action from the individual, and therefore prevents
  him or her from discovering the potential grandeur of the soul. Life without law remains chaotic,
  as prima materia, Devouring the Dead King.627 This devouring of the Dead King by the now-recognized
  beast of the underworld is very much akin to Solzhenitsyns discovery of his personal responsibility for
  the Gulag that imprisoned him. For a typical modern, an equal shock might be produced by his discovery of
  cause such suffering?
  Perhaps we could reserve answer to the question of Gods nature, his responsibility for the presence of
  the evil in creation, until we have solved the problem of our own. Perhaps we could tolerate the horrors of
  voluntarily bear the terrible weight of our mortality. We turn from that capacity and degrade ourselves
  because we are afraid of responsibility. Thus the necessarily tragic preconditions of existence are made
  that you wish could be, and in the real world at the same time, and it often seems a bad bargain to destroy
  fantasy for reality. It is desire for lack of responsibility that underlies this evasion, in part but it is also
  fear of possibility. At least this is how it seems to me.
  produced what might be described as a secondary gain, which has played an important role in maintaining
  the confusion. That gain is abdication of the absolute personal responsibility imposed in consequence of
  recognition of the divine in man. This responsibility means acceptance of the trials and tribulations
  associated with expression of unique individuality, as well as respect for such expression in others. Such
  but the lies he tells himself. The root of social and individual psychopathology, the denial, the
  repression is the lie. The most dangerous lie of all is devoted towards denial of individual responsibility
   towards denial of individual divinity.
  The wisdom of the group can serve as the force that mediates between the dependency of childhood and the
  responsibility of the adult. Under such circumstances, the past serves the present. A society predicated upon
  belief in the paramount divinity of the individual allows personal interest to flourish and to serve as the

Sayings_of_Sri_Ramakrishna_(text), #Sayings of Sri Ramakrishna, #Sri Ramakrishna, #Hinduism
  seriously taken ill and is about to die, and says to his mother, "Why madam, there is no cause for anxiety
  at all, I take upon myself the responsibility of saving your son's life." Next He smiles when two brothers,
  who are busy partitioning their land, take a measuring tape, put it across the land and say, "This side is
  suffering is almost equal to the frog's." So if an unenlightened man takes upon himself in his
  foolhardiness the responsibility of saving another, there is no end to the misery of both: Neither does
  the ego of the disciple vanish, nor are his worldly ties cut asunder. If the disciple comes under the
  conditions of realisation will become perfect. If you want to renounce the world, and if your family
  depends upon you, perhaps your brother will assume its responsibility for you. Perhaps your wife will
  both with and without formSome Divine formsDivine immanence The Divine and man's moral
  Brahman (The Impersonal or Supra-Personal Absolute)
  The Divine and Man's Moral responsibility
  895. Q, If God has become all, is there no sin, and no virtue?
  Whether you live in the world or renounce it, everything' depends upon the will of Rama. Throwing your
  whole responsibility upon God, do your work in the world.
  1096. A thief entered the palace of a king at the dead of night and overheard the king saying to the

Talks_026-050, #Talks, #Sri Ramana Maharshi, #Hinduism
    M.: It is inscrutable. No motive can be attributed to that Power no desire, no end to achieve can be asserted of that one Infinite,
    All-wise and All-powerful Being. God is untouched by activities, which take place in His presence; compare the sun and the world activities. There is no meaning in attributing responsibility and motive to the One before it becomes many. But Gods will for the prescribed course of events is a good solution of the free-will problem (vexata quaestio). If the mind is restless on account of a sense of the imperfect and unsatisfactory character of what befalls us or what is committed or omitted by us, then it is wise to drop the sense of responsibility and free-will by regarding ourselves as the ordained instruments of the All-wise and All-powerful, to do and suffer as He pleases. He carries all burdens and gives us peace.

Talks_With_Sri_Aurobindo_1, #unset, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Rao and Dr. Savoor.
  As these notes were not seen by Sri Aurobindo himself, the responsibility for the Master's words rests entirely with me. I do not vouch for absolute
  accuracy, but I have tried my best to reproduce them faithfully. I have made
  SRI AUROBINDO: No, it was transmitted directly into the pen. It is a great relief
  to get out of the responsibility.
  DR. MANILAL: Oh yes, Sir.
  SRI AUROBINDO: I don't mean responsibility in general, but of thinking about
  everything. Some thoughts are given, some are reflected from above. It is
  DR. BECHARLAL: Could there not be some danger in that attitude? We may
  shirk our responsibility and lay it on the Divine,
  SRI AUROBINDO: I was speaking about the Bhakta. For the Bhakta whatever
  that you may conquer hereafter. This is necessary in order to go beyond the
  ego's sense of its own responsibility.
  At one time I experienced the hostile forces as gods trying to test my
  will be driven out and persecuted everywhere. So Hitler by his mass persecution of the Jews may be bringing about the Golden Age!
  NIRODBARAN: Then has one no responsibility? Can one do as one likes. In that
  case one becomes a fatalist.
  SRI AUROBINDO: Truth is not always consistent. But contradiction here does
  not mean that there is no responsibility or no morality, no right and wrong.
  The individual is responsible because he accepts the action of the Gunas, the
  through the personality or nature. If it is acting through my nature, where is
  my responsibility?
  SRI AUROBINDO: But the individual in Nature has the freedom to accept Nature or to refuse. Arjuna refused to fight and eighteen chapters of the Gita
  SRI AUROBINDO: Of course, all Aryans are Germans. To get rid of responsibility you must get rid of ego, that is to say, of the mental, vital and other personalities.
  NIRODBARAN: If one could act without responsibility one would be free.
  SRI AUROBINDO: It is not easy. You can try and see. You may say you are not
  responsible but internally you will feel that you are.
  In order to be free from this responsibility you must become free first in
  consciousness. There are three ways of attaining that freedom: first, by separating the Purusha from Prakriti and realising its freedom from it; second, by
  the Spirit of cosmic consciousness, allow the cosmic nature to act through
  them without any sense of individual responsibility. They remain concentrated in or identified with the higher consciousness and their nature sometimes moves in an uncontrolled way; then you find them using the foul language of which Dilip complains. The Yogis are not bound by manners or the
  rules of decency. They act like Jada, Bala, Unmatta or Pishacha, because
  don't help.
  SATYENDRA: It is better to foist all responsibility on God for all creation good
  and bad. Dr. Manilal objects to this because of the creation of Rakshasas.
  SATYENDRA: He has written about it in his book. Just as he was removing
  things the police came, he said. He seemed to be a man on whom responsibility was sitting very lightly.
  SRI AUROBINDO: Then he knew that the police were watching him but didn't
  couldn't be vigilant enough. Sisir Mitra and Nolini don't believe that you
  would have been so careless with such a heavy responsibility on you.
  SRI AUROBINDO: As I said, I had nothing to do directly with the movement. I

Talks_With_Sri_Aurobindo_2, #Talks With Sri Aurobindo, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  SRI AUROBINDO: As I remarked, the Government has not given her the
  chance of a rest cure in jail. The Government refuses to take up responsibility for her.

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