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   4 The Mother
   3 Sri Aurobindo
   2 Longchenpa
   1 T S Eliot
   1 Saint Jerome
   1 Robert Heinlein
   1 Peter J Carroll
   1 Lewis Carroll
   1 John of Salisbury
   1 Étienne de La Boétie
   1 Eliphas Levi
   1 Attack On Titan
   1 Alfred Korzybski
   1 Aleister Crowley


   8 Anonymous
   5 C S Lewis
   4 Will Rogers
   4 Mason Cooley
   4 Henry David Thoreau
   4 Charles Dickens
   4 Aristotle
   3 Vikram Seth
   3 Susan Sontag
   3 Saint Thomas Aquinas
   3 Mary Ellen Mark
   3 Mahatma Gandhi
   3 Karen Joy Fowler
   3 David Hume
   2 William Zinsser
   2 William Shakespeare
   2 Thomas Hobbes
   2 Terry Pratchett
   2 Stephen Jay Gould
   2 Stanley Milgram

1:Mikasa Ackerman. A master of all subjects and widely considered one of the best in our history.
   ~ Attack On Titan,
2:Accurate reading on a wide range of subjects makes the scholar; careful selection of the better makes the saint. ~ John of Salisbury, Bishop of Chartres, [T5],
3:By studying carefully what Sri Aurobindo has said on all subjects one can easily reach a complete knowledge of the things of this world.
   ~ The Mother, On Education, [T5],
4:No one can become really educated without having pursued some study in which he took no interest--for it is a part of education to learn to interest ourselves in subjects for which we have no aptitude. ~ T S Eliot,
5:Knowledge is as infinite as the stars in the sky. There is no end to all of the subjects that one could study. It is better to immediately get their essence - The unchanging fortress of pure awareness. ~ Longchenpa,
6:It is not by books that Sri Aurobindo ought to be studied but by subjects - what he has said on the Divine, on Unity, on religion, on evolution, on education, on self-perfection, on supermind, etc., etc.
   ~ The Mother, On Education, 205,
7:An imprisoned person with no other book than the Tarot, if he knew how to use it, could in a few years acquire Universal Knowledge Gnosis, and would be able to speak on all subjects with unequaled learning and inexhaustible eloquence. ~ Eliphas Levi,
8:No knowledge can be true knowledge which subjects itself to the senses or uses them otherwise than as first indices whose data have constantly to be corrected and overpassed. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, The Purified Understanding,
9:(Examples of subjects for meditation)
   New birth.
   Birth to a new consciousness.
   The psychic consciousness.
   How to awaken in the body the aspiration for the Divine.
   The ill-effects of uncontrolled speech.
   ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II,
10:He who a god for his kindred,
Lives for the rest without bowels of pity or fellowship, lone-souled,
Scorning the world that he rules, who untamed by the weight of an empire
Holds allies as subjects, subjects as slaves and drives to the battle
Care ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems, Ilion,
11:But from time to time Thy sublime light shines in a being and radiates through him over the world, and then a little wisdom, a little knowledge, a little disinterested faith, heroism and compassion penetrates men's hearts, transforms their minds and sets free a few elements from that sorrowful and implacable wheel of existence to which their blind ignorance subjects them.
   ~ The Mother, Prayers And Meditations,
12:When any government, or any church for that matter, undertakes to say to its subjects, 'This you may not read, this you may not see, this you are forbidden to know,' the end result is tyranny and oppression, no matter how holy the motives. Mighty little force is needed to control a man whose mind has been hoodwinked; contrariwise, no amount of force can control a free man, a man whose mind is free. No, not the rack, not fission bombs, not anything--you can't conquer a free man; the most you can do is kill him.
   ~ Robert Heinlein, If This Goes On, (1940).,
13:Magic is the science and art of causing change to occur in conformity with will. The will can only become magically effective when the mind is focused and not interfering with the will The mind must first discipline itself to focus its entire attention on some meaningless phenomenon. If an attempt is made to focus on some form of desire, the effect is short circuited by lust of result. Egotistical identification, fear of failure, and the reciprocal desire not to achieve desire, arising from our dual nature, destroy the result.
   Therefore, when selecting topics for concentration, choose subjects of no spiritual, egotistical, intellectual, emotional, or useful significance - meaningless things.
   ~ Peter J Carroll, Liber Null, Liber MMM, The Magical Trances [15],
14:The Self, the Divine, the Supreme Reality, the All, the Transcendent, - the One in all these aspects is then the object of Yogic knowledge. Ordinary objects, the external appearances of life and matter, the psychology of out thoughts and actions, the perception of the forces of the apparent world can be part of this knowledge, but only in so far as it is part of the manifestation of the One. It becomes at once evident that the knowledge for which Yoga strives must be different from what men ordinarily understand by the word. For we mean ordinarily by knowledge an intellectual appreciation of the facts of life, mind and matter and the laws that govern them. This is a knowledge founded upon our sense-perception and upon reasoning from our sense-perceptions and it is undertaken partly for the pure satisfaction of the intellect, partly for practical efficiency and the added power which knowledge gives in managing our lives and the lives of others, in utilising for human ends the overt or secret forces of Nature and in helping or hurting, in saving and ennobling or in oppressing and destroying our fellow-men. Yoga, indeed, is commensurate with all life and can include these subjects and objects.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, The Status of Knowledge,
15:If we do not objectify, and feel instinctively and permanently that words are not the things spoken about, then we could not speak abouth such meaningless subjects as the 'beginning' or the 'end' of time. But, if we are semantically disturbed and objectify, then, of course, since objects have a beginning and an end, so also would 'time' have a 'beggining' and an 'end'. In such pathological fancies the universe must have a 'beginning in time' and so must have been made., and all of our old anthropomorphic and objectified mythologies follow, including the older theories of entropy in physics. But, if 'time' is only a human form of representation and not an object, the universe has no 'beginning in time' and no 'end in time'; in other words, the universe is 'time'-less. The moment we realize, feel permanently, and utilize these realizations and feelings that words are not things, then only do we acquire the semantic freedom to use different forms of representation. We can fit better their structure to the facts at hand, become better adjusted to these facts which are not words, and so evaluate properly m.o (multi-ordinal) realities, which evaluation is important for sanity. ~ Alfred Korzybski, Science and Sanity: An Introduction to Non-Aristotelian Systems and General Semantics,
16:Countless books on divination, astrology, medicine and other subjects
Describe ways to read signs. They do add to your learning,
But they generate new thoughts and your stable attention breaks up.
Cut down on this kind of knowledge - that's my sincere advice.

You stop arranging your usual living space,
But make everything just right for your retreat.
This makes little sense and just wastes time.
Forget all this - that's my sincere advice.

You make an effort at practice and become a good and knowledgeable person.
You may even master some particular capabilities.
But whatever you attach to will tie you up.
Be unbiased and know how to let things be - that's my sincere advice.

You may think awakened activity means to subdue skeptics
By using sorcery, directing or warding off hail or lightning, for example.
But to burn the minds of others will lead you to lower states.
Keep a low profile - that's my sincere advice.

Maybe you collect a lot of important writings,
Major texts, personal instructions, private notes, whatever.
If you haven't practiced, books won't help you when you die.
Look at the mind - that's my sincere advice.

When you focus on practice, to compare understandings and experience,
Write books or poetry, to compose songs about your experience
Are all expressions of your creativity. But they just give rise to thinking.
Keep yourself free from intellectualization - that's my sincere advice.

In these difficult times you may feel that it is helpful
To be sharp and critical with aggressive people around you.
This approach will just be a source of distress and confusion for you.
Speak calmly - that's my sincere advice.

Intending to be helpful and without personal investment,
You tell your friends what is really wrong with them.
You may have been honest but your words gnaw at their heart.
Speak pleasantly - that's my sincere advice.

You engage in discussions, defending your views and refuting others'
Thinking that you are clarifying the teachings.
But this just gives rise to emotional posturing.
Keep quiet - that's my sincere advice.

You feel that you are being loyal
By being partial to your teacher, lineage or philosophical tradition.
Boosting yourself and putting down others just causes hard feelings.
Have nothing to do with all this - that's my sincere advice.
~ Longchenpa, excerpts from 30 Pieces of Sincere Advice
17:Chapter LXXXII: Epistola Penultima: The Two Ways to Reality
Cara Soror,
Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.

How very sensible of you, though I admit somewhat exacting!

You write-Will you tell me exactly why I should devote so much of my valuable time to subjects like Magick and Yoga.

That is all very well. But you ask me to put it in syllogistic form. I have no doubt this can be done, though the task seems somewhat complicated. I think I will leave it to you to construct your series of syllogisms yourself from the arguments of this letter.

In your main question the operative word is "valuable. Why, I ask, in my turn, should you consider your time valuable? It certainly is not valuable unless the universe has a meaning, and what is more, unless you know what that meaning is-at least roughly-it is millions to one that you will find yourself barking up the wrong tree.

First of all let us consider this question of the meaning of the universe. It is its own evidence to design, and that design intelligent design. There is no question of any moral significance-"one man's meat is another man's poison" and so on. But there can be no possible doubt about the existence of some kind of intelligence, and that kind is far superior to anything of which we know as human.

How then are we to explore, and finally to interpret this intelligence?

It seems to me that there are two ways and only two. Imagine for a moment that you are an orphan in charge of a guardian, inconceivably learned from your point of view.

Suppose therefore that you are puzzled by some problem suitable to your childish nature, your obvious and most simple way is to approach your guardian and ask him to enlighten you. It is clearly part of his function as guardian to do his best to help you. Very good, that is the first method, and close parallel with what we understand by the word Magick.

We are bothered by some difficulty about one of the elements-say Fire-it is therefore natural to evoke a Salamander to instruct you on the difficult point. But you must remember that your Holy Guardian Angel is not only far more fully instructed than yourself on every point that you can conceive, but you may go so far as to say that it is definitely his work, or part of his work; remembering always that he inhabits a sphere or plane which is entirely different from anything of which you are normally aware.

To attain to the Knowledge and Conversation of the Holy Guardian Angel is consequently without doubt by far the simplest way by which you can yourself approach that higher order of being.

That, then, is a clearly intelligible method of procedure. We call it Magick.

It is of course possible to strengthen the link between him and yourself so that in course of time you became capable of moving and, generally speaking, operating on that plane which is his natural habitat.

There is however one other way, and one only, as far as I can see, of reaching this state.

It is at least theoretically possible to exalt the whole of your own consciousness until it becomes as free to move on that exalted plane as it is for him. You should note, by the way, that in this case the postulation of another being is not necessary. There is no way of refuting the solipsism if you feel like that. Personally I cannot accede to its axiom. The evidence for an external universe appears to me perfectly adequate.

Still there is no extra charge for thinking on those lines if you so wish.

I have paid a great deal of attention in the course of my life to the method of exalting the human consciousness in this way; and it is really quite legitimate to identify my teaching with that of the Yogis.

I must however point out that in the course of my instruction I have given continual warnings as to the dangers of this line of research. For one thing there is no means of checking your results in the ordinary scientific sense. It is always perfectly easy to find a subjective explanation of any phenomenon; and when one considers that the greatest of all the dangers in any line of research arise from egocentric vanity, I do not think I have exceeded my duty in anything that I have said to deter students from undertaking so dangerous a course as Yoga.

It is, of course, much safer if you are in a position to pursue in the Indian Jungles, provided that your health will stand the climate and also, I must say, unless you have a really sound teacher on whom you can safely rely. But then, if we once introduce a teacher, why not go to the Fountain-head and press towards the Knowledge and conversation of the Holy Guardian Angel?

In any case your Indian teacher will ultimately direct you to seek guidance from that source, so it seems to me that you have gone to a great deal of extra trouble and incurred a great deal of unnecessary danger by not leaving yourself in the first place in the hands of the Holy Guardian Angel.

In any case there are the two methods which stand as alternatives. I do not know of any third one which can be of any use whatever. Logically, since you have asked me to be logical, there is certainly no third way; there is the external way of Magick, and the internal way of Yoga: there you have your alternatives, and there they cease.

Love is the law, love under will.


666 ~ Aleister Crowley, Magick Without Tears,
18:One little picture in this book, the Magic Locket, was drawn by 'Miss Alice Havers.' I did not state this on the title-page, since it seemed only due, to the artist of all these (to my mind) wonderful pictures, that his name should stand there alone.
The descriptions, of Sunday as spent by children of the last generation, are quoted verbatim from a speech made to me by a child-friend and a letter written to me by a lady-friend.
The Chapters, headed 'Fairy Sylvie' and 'Bruno's Revenge,' are a reprint, with a few alterations, of a little fairy-tale which I wrote in the year 1867, at the request of the late Mrs. Gatty, for 'Aunt Judy's Magazine,' which she was then editing.
It was in 1874, I believe, that the idea first occurred to me of making it the nucleus of a longer story.
As the years went on, I jotted down, at odd moments, all sorts of odd ideas, and fragments of dialogue, that occurred to me--who knows how?--with a transitory suddenness that left me no choice but either to record them then and there, or to abandon them to oblivion. Sometimes one could trace to their source these random flashes of thought--as being suggested by the book one was reading, or struck out from the 'flint' of one's own mind by the 'steel' of a friend's chance remark but they had also a way of their own, of occurring, a propos of nothing --specimens of that hopelessly illogical phenomenon, 'an effect without a cause.' Such, for example, was the last line of 'The Hunting of the Snark,' which came into my head (as I have already related in 'The Theatre' for April, 1887) quite suddenly, during a solitary walk: and such, again, have been passages which occurred in dreams, and which I cannot trace to any antecedent cause whatever. There are at least two instances of such dream-suggestions in this book--one, my Lady's remark, 'it often runs in families, just as a love for pastry does', the other, Eric Lindon's badinage about having been in domestic service.

And thus it came to pass that I found myself at last in possession of a huge unwieldy mass of litterature--if the reader will kindly excuse the spelling --which only needed stringing together, upon the thread of a consecutive story, to constitute the book I hoped to write. Only! The task, at first, seemed absolutely hopeless, and gave me a far clearer idea, than I ever had before, of the meaning of the word 'chaos': and I think it must have been ten years, or more, before I had succeeded in classifying these odds-and-ends sufficiently to see what sort of a story they indicated: for the story had to grow out of the incidents, not the incidents out of the story I am telling all this, in no spirit of egoism, but because I really believe that some of my readers will be interested in these details of the 'genesis' of a book, which looks so simple and straight-forward a matter, when completed, that they might suppose it to have been written straight off, page by page, as one would write a letter, beginning at the beginning; and ending at the end.

It is, no doubt, possible to write a story in that way: and, if it be not vanity to say so, I believe that I could, myself,--if I were in the unfortunate position (for I do hold it to be a real misfortune) of being obliged to produce a given amount of fiction in a given time,--that I could 'fulfil my task,' and produce my 'tale of bricks,' as other slaves have done. One thing, at any rate, I could guarantee as to the story so produced--that it should be utterly commonplace, should contain no new ideas whatever, and should be very very weary reading!
This species of literature has received the very appropriate name of 'padding' which might fitly be defined as 'that which all can write and none can read.' That the present volume contains no such writing I dare not avow: sometimes, in order to bring a picture into its proper place, it has been necessary to eke out a page with two or three extra lines : but I can honestly say I have put in no more than I was absolutely compelled to do.
My readers may perhaps like to amuse themselves by trying to detect, in a given passage, the one piece of 'padding' it contains. While arranging the 'slips' into pages, I found that the passage was 3 lines too short. I supplied the deficiency, not by interpolating a word here and a word there, but by writing in 3 consecutive lines. Now can my readers guess which they are?

A harder puzzle if a harder be desired would be to determine, as to the Gardener's Song, in which cases (if any) the stanza was adapted to the surrounding text, and in which (if any) the text was adapted to the stanza.
Perhaps the hardest thing in all literature--at least I have found it so: by no voluntary effort can I accomplish it: I have to take it as it come's is to write anything original. And perhaps the easiest is, when once an original line has been struck out, to follow it up, and to write any amount more to the same tune. I do not know if 'Alice in Wonderland' was an original story--I was, at least, no conscious imitator in writing it--but I do know that, since it came out, something like a dozen storybooks have appeared, on identically the same pattern. The path I timidly explored believing myself to be 'the first that ever burst into that silent sea'--is now a beaten high-road: all the way-side flowers have long ago been trampled into the dust: and it would be courting disaster for me to attempt that style again.

Hence it is that, in 'Sylvie and Bruno,' I have striven with I know not what success to strike out yet another new path: be it bad or good, it is the best I can do. It is written, not for money, and not for fame, but in the hope of supplying, for the children whom I love, some thoughts that may suit those hours of innocent merriment which are the very life of Childhood; and also in the hope of suggesting, to them and to others, some thoughts that may prove, I would fain hope, not wholly out of harmony with the graver cadences of Life.
If I have not already exhausted the patience of my readers, I would like to seize this opportunity perhaps the last I shall have of addressing so many friends at once of putting on record some ideas that have occurred to me, as to books desirable to be written--which I should much like to attempt, but may not ever have the time or power to carry through--in the hope that, if I should fail (and the years are gliding away very fast) to finish the task I have set myself, other hands may take it up.
First, a Child's Bible. The only real essentials of this would be, carefully selected passages, suitable for a child's reading, and pictures. One principle of selection, which I would adopt, would be that Religion should be put before a child as a revelation of love--no need to pain and puzzle the young mind with the history of crime and punishment. (On such a principle I should, for example, omit the history of the Flood.) The supplying of the pictures would involve no great difficulty: no new ones would be needed : hundreds of excellent pictures already exist, the copyright of which has long ago expired, and which simply need photo-zincography, or some similar process, for their successful reproduction. The book should be handy in size with a pretty attractive looking cover--in a clear legible type--and, above all, with abundance of pictures, pictures, pictures!
Secondly, a book of pieces selected from the Bible--not single texts, but passages of from 10 to 20 verses each--to be committed to memory. Such passages would be found useful, to repeat to one's self and to ponder over, on many occasions when reading is difficult, if not impossible: for instance, when lying awake at night--on a railway-journey --when taking a solitary walk-in old age, when eyesight is failing or wholly lost--and, best of all, when illness, while incapacitating us for reading or any other occupation, condemns us to lie awake through many weary silent hours: at such a time how keenly one may realise the truth of David's rapturous cry "O how sweet are thy words unto my throat: yea, sweeter than honey unto my mouth!"
I have said 'passages,' rather than single texts, because we have no means of recalling single texts: memory needs links, and here are none: one may have a hundred texts stored in the memory, and not be able to recall, at will, more than half-a-dozen--and those by mere chance: whereas, once get hold of any portion of a chapter that has been committed to memory, and the whole can be recovered: all hangs together.
Thirdly, a collection of passages, both prose and verse, from books other than the Bible. There is not perhaps much, in what is called 'un-inspired' literature (a misnomer, I hold: if Shakespeare was not inspired, one may well doubt if any man ever was), that will bear the process of being pondered over, a hundred times: still there are such passages--enough, I think, to make a goodly store for the memory.
These two books of sacred, and secular, passages for memory--will serve other good purposes besides merely occupying vacant hours: they will help to keep at bay many anxious thoughts, worrying thoughts, uncharitable thoughts, unholy thoughts. Let me say this, in better words than my own, by copying a passage from that most interesting book, Robertson's Lectures on the Epistles to the Corinthians, Lecture XLIX. "If a man finds himself haunted by evil desires and unholy images, which will generally be at periodical hours, let him commit to memory passages of Scripture, or passages from the best writers in verse or prose. Let him store his mind with these, as safeguards to repeat when he lies awake in some restless night, or when despairing imaginations, or gloomy, suicidal thoughts, beset him. Let these be to him the sword, turning everywhere to keep the way of the Garden of Life from the intrusion of profaner footsteps."
Fourthly, a "Shakespeare" for girls: that is, an edition in which everything, not suitable for the perusal of girls of (say) from 10 to 17, should be omitted. Few children under 10 would be likely to understand or enjoy the greatest of poets: and those, who have passed out of girlhood, may safely be left to read Shakespeare, in any edition, 'expurgated' or not, that they may prefer: but it seems a pity that so many children, in the intermediate stage, should be debarred from a great pleasure for want of an edition suitable to them. Neither Bowdler's, Chambers's, Brandram's, nor Cundell's 'Boudoir' Shakespeare, seems to me to meet the want: they are not sufficiently 'expurgated.' Bowdler's is the most extraordinary of all: looking through it, I am filled with a deep sense of wonder, considering what he has left in, that he should have cut anything out! Besides relentlessly erasing all that is unsuitable on the score of reverence or decency, I should be inclined to omit also all that seems too difficult, or not likely to interest young readers. The resulting book might be slightly fragmentary: but it would be a real treasure to all British maidens who have any taste for poetry.
If it be needful to apologize to any one for the new departure I have taken in this story--by introducing, along with what will, I hope, prove to be acceptable nonsense for children, some of the graver thoughts of human life--it must be to one who has learned the Art of keeping such thoughts wholly at a distance in hours of mirth and careless ease. To him such a mixture will seem, no doubt, ill-judged and repulsive. And that such an Art exists I do not dispute: with youth, good health, and sufficient money, it seems quite possible to lead, for years together, a life of unmixed gaiety--with the exception of one solemn fact, with which we are liable to be confronted at any moment, even in the midst of the most brilliant company or the most sparkling entertainment. A man may fix his own times for admitting serious thought, for attending public worship, for prayer, for reading the Bible: all such matters he can defer to that 'convenient season', which is so apt never to occur at all: but he cannot defer, for one single moment, the necessity of attending to a message, which may come before he has finished reading this page,' this night shalt thy soul be required of thee.'
The ever-present sense of this grim possibility has been, in all ages, 1 an incubus that men have striven to shake off. Few more interesting subjects of enquiry could be found, by a student of history, than the various weapons that have been used against this shadowy foe. Saddest of all must have been the thoughts of those who saw indeed an existence beyond the grave, but an existence far more terrible than annihilation--an existence as filmy, impalpable, all but invisible spectres, drifting about, through endless ages, in a world of shadows, with nothing to do, nothing to hope for, nothing to love! In the midst of the gay verses of that genial 'bon vivant' Horace, there stands one dreary word whose utter sadness goes to one's heart. It is the word 'exilium' in the well-known passage

Omnes eodem cogimur, omnium
Versatur urna serius ocius
Sors exitura et nos in aeternum
Exilium impositura cymbae.

Yes, to him this present life--spite of all its weariness and all its sorrow--was the only life worth having: all else was 'exile'! Does it not seem almost incredible that one, holding such a creed, should ever have smiled?
And many in this day, I fear, even though believing in an existence beyond the grave far more real than Horace ever dreamed of, yet regard it as a sort of 'exile' from all the joys of life, and so adopt Horace's theory, and say 'let us eat and drink, for to-morrow we die.'
We go to entertainments, such as the theatre--I say 'we', for I also go to the play, whenever I get a chance of seeing a really good one and keep at arm's length, if possible, the thought that we may not return alive. Yet how do you know--dear friend, whose patience has carried you through this garrulous preface that it may not be your lot, when mirth is fastest and most furious, to feel the sharp pang, or the deadly faintness, which heralds the final crisis--to see, with vague wonder, anxious friends bending over you to hear their troubled whispers perhaps yourself to shape the question, with trembling lips, "Is it serious?", and to be told "Yes: the end is near" (and oh, how different all Life will look when those words are said!)--how do you know, I say, that all this may not happen to you, this night?
And dare you, knowing this, say to yourself "Well, perhaps it is an immoral play: perhaps the situations are a little too 'risky', the dialogue a little too strong, the 'business' a little too suggestive.
I don't say that conscience is quite easy: but the piece is so clever, I must see it this once! I'll begin a stricter life to-morrow." To-morrow, and to-morrow, and tomorrow!

"Who sins in hope, who, sinning, says,
'Sorrow for sin God's judgement stays!'
Against God's Spirit he lies; quite stops Mercy with insult; dares, and drops,
Like a scorch'd fly, that spins in vain
Upon the axis of its pain,
Then takes its doom, to limp and crawl,
Blind and forgot, from fall to fall."

Let me pause for a moment to say that I believe this thought, of the possibility of death--if calmly realised, and steadily faced would be one of the best possible tests as to our going to any scene of amusement being right or wrong. If the thought of sudden death acquires, for you, a special horror when imagined as happening in a theatre, then be very sure the theatre is harmful for you, however harmless it may be for others; and that you are incurring a deadly peril in going. Be sure the safest rule is that we should not dare to live in any scene in which we dare not die.
But, once realise what the true object is in life--that it is not pleasure, not knowledge, not even fame itself, 'that last infirmity of noble minds'--but that it is the development of character, the rising to a higher, nobler, purer standard, the building-up of the perfect Man--and then, so long as we feel that this is going on, and will (we trust) go on for evermore, death has for us no terror; it is not a shadow, but a light; not an end, but a beginning!
One other matter may perhaps seem to call for apology--that I should have treated with such entire want of sympathy the British passion for 'Sport', which no doubt has been in by-gone days, and is still, in some forms of it, an excellent school for hardihood and for coolness in moments of danger.
But I am not entirely without sympathy for genuine 'Sport': I can heartily admire the courage of the man who, with severe bodily toil, and at the risk of his life, hunts down some 'man-eating' tiger: and I can heartily sympathize with him when he exults in the glorious excitement of the chase and the hand-to-hand struggle with the monster brought to bay. But I can but look with deep wonder and sorrow on the hunter who, at his ease and in safety, can find pleasure in what involves, for some defenceless creature, wild terror and a death of agony: deeper, if the hunter be one who has pledged himself to preach to men the Religion of universal Love: deepest of all, if it be one of those 'tender and delicate' beings, whose very name serves as a symbol of Love--'thy love to me was wonderful, passing the love of women'--whose mission here is surely to help and comfort all that are in pain or sorrow!

'Farewell, farewell! but this I tell
To thee, thou Wedding-Guest!
He prayeth well, who loveth well
Both man and bird and beast.
He prayeth best, who loveth best
All things both great and small;
For the dear God who loveth us,
He made and loveth all.' ~ Lewis Carroll, Sylvie and Bruno,
19:Plays, farces, spectacles, gladiators, strange beasts, medals, pictures, and other such opiates, these were for ancient peoples the bait toward slavery, the price of their liberty, the instruments of tyranny. By these practices and enticements the ancient dictators so successfully lulled their subjects under the yoke, that the stupefied peoples, fascinated by the pastimes and vain pleasures flashed before their eyes, learned subservience as naively, but not so creditably, as little children learn to read by looking at bright picture books. ~ Étienne de La Boétie
20:Small minds cannot grasp great subjects. ~ Saint Jerome,

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1:We are all time’s subjects, ~ Chris Dietzel
2:Math is one of my favorite subjects. ~ Macaulay Culkin
3:Small minds cannot grasp great subjects. ~ Saint Jerome
4:The noble style immobilizes its subjects. ~ Mason Cooley
5:Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects. ~ Osho
6:Dead scandals form good subjects for dissection. ~ Lord Byron
7:All men are ignorant, just on different subjects. ~ Mark Twain
8:Everyone is ignorant, only on different subjects. ~ Will Rogers
9:I did best when I had least truth for my subjects. ~ John Donne
10:and her loyal subjects were the chosen of God. ~ John P D Cooper
11:Even subjects that are known are known only to a few ~ Aristotle
12:Everybody is ignorant, Just on different subjects. ~ Will Rogers
13:Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects. ~ Will Rogers
14:If your subjects are eternal... they'll survive. ~ Elliott Erwitt
15:If you were subjects of Maleldil you would have peace. ~ C S Lewis
16:You're changing subjects so fast I'm getting whipslash ~ K L Kreig
17:Justice is in subjects as well as in rulers. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas
18:Writers do not find subjects; subjects find them. ~ Elizabeth Bowen
19:The simplest subjects are the immortal ones. ~ Pierre Auguste Renoir
20:We are time's subjects, and time bids be gone. ~ William Shakespeare
21:My God, John. The king has begun to shoot his subjects. ~ Jeff Shaara
22:We should be men first, and subjects afterward. ~ Henry David Thoreau
23:Do not talk a little on many subjects, but much on a few. ~ Pythagoras
24:Have the utmost respect for your subjects. Love them. ~ Joyce Tenneson
25:Nothing is so loved by tyrants as obedient subjects. ~ Clarence Darrow
26:There are no dull subjects. There are only dull writers. ~ H L Mencken
27:I always wanted to photograph the universal subjects. ~ Mary Ellen Mark
28:Ignorance of certain subjects is a great part of wisdom. ~ Hugo Grotius
29:There are no boring subjects, only disinterested minds. ~ G K Chesterton
30:The best of all rulers is but a shadowy presence to his subjects. ~ Laozi
31:To paint well, I need to be enraptured by my subjects. ~ Elizabeth Peyton
32:You know, everybody's ignorant, just on different subjects. ~ Will Rogers
33:Everyone is a reactionary about subjects he understands. ~ Robert Conquest
34:If a king is energetic, his subjects will be equally energetic. ~ Chanakya
35:Life, however, is usually a between-subjects experiment, ~ Daniel Kahneman
36:Math and science were my favorite subjects besides theater. ~ Jason Earles
37:There is room for words on subjects other than last words. ~ Robert Nozick
38:Make Things rather than Persons the subjects of conversations. ~ John Adams
39:Nothing is gained by debate on non-debatable subjects. ~ Theodore Roosevelt
40:Surmount the desires of which gods and men are the subjects. ~ Uttana Sutta
41:the despot assures his subjects civil tranquillity. ~ Jean Jacques Rousseau
42:. . . we should be men first, and subjects afterward. ~ Henry David Thoreau
43:Some subjects are so serious that one can only joke about them. ~ Niels Bohr
44:That rule is the better which is exercised over better subjects. ~ Aristotle
45:There are some subjects that can only be tackled in fiction. ~ John le Carre
46:I write of love and death. What other subjects are there? ~ Arthur Schnitzler
47:All my film ideas and subjects have come from photography. ~ Lauren Greenfield
48:Nothing is so loved by tyrants as obedient subjects.
~ Clarence Darrow
49:There are no boring subjects, only disinterested minds. ~ Gilbert K Chesterton
50:What makes a prince a great man, except the consent of his subjects? ~ Erasmus
51:writers do not choose their subjects; their subjects choose them. ~ Erica Jong
52:Sexual reproduction and food -- humans' two favorite subjects. ~ Melissa Landers
53:When you fight among subjects you are a figure, a form, an idea. ~ Mark Lawrence
54:An artist chooses his subjects: that is the way he praises. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
55:Current utility and historical origin are different subjects. ~ Stephen Jay Gould
56:Like other high subjects, the Law gives no ground to common sense. ~ Mason Cooley
57:Power cannot survive when its subjects free themselves from fear. ~ Michael Hardt
58:the artist rules his subjects by turning them into accomplices. ~ Arthur Koestler
59:An artist chooses his subjects.. that is the way he praises. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
60:I love black-and-white movies that are about contemporary subjects. ~ Noah Baumbach
61:I preferred to study those subjects that were of interest to me. ~ Philip Emeagwali
62:Some subjects come up suddenly in our speech and cannot be silenced. ~ Mason Cooley
63:I don't pick and choose subjects or settings; they pick and choose me. ~ Vikram Seth
64:I think it's funny to be delicate with subjects that are explosive. ~ Jerry Seinfeld
65:Some subjects mixed well with weed, but Chemistry wasn’t one of them. ~ Tom Perrotta
66:The universe is a communion of subjects, not a collection of objects. ~ Thomas Berry
67:is not what subjects do but for whom they are doing it that counts. ~ Stanley Milgram
68:War subjects itself to transportation in a way that we find acceptable. ~ Yann Martel
69:Are you sure? You sound afraid.” Said the Pied Piper to his subjects. ~ Pepper Winters
70:Kitchens and women were both subjects that simply did not intrigue him. ~ Laini Taylor
71:I like to read about subjects unrelated to my work, especially history. ~ Bruno Tonioli
72:Kings will be tyrants by policy when subjects are rebels from principle. ~ Edmund Burke
73:The great documentary subjects find you, you don't really search for them. ~ Jeremy Coon
74:War's a game, which, were their subjects wise, Kings would not play at. ~ William Cowper
75:Consciousness of its weakness will keep you from tackling difficult subjects. ~ Epictetus
76:Kings will be tyrants from policy, when subjects are rebels from principle. ~ Edmund Burke
77:Religious subjects are no guarantee that a work of art is Christian. ~ Francis A Schaeffer
78:The sculptor is master of time; he can change his subjects forward or back. ~ Irving Stone
79:We Stoics are not subjects of a despot: each of us lays claim to his own freedom. ~ Seneca
80:But I think musicals are going to have to deal with important subjects. ~ Vincente Minnelli
81:Often we don't notice the stringent rules to which our culture subjects us. ~ Sara Sheridan
82:All schools both here and in America should teach far fewer subjects far better. ~ C S Lewis
83:Amongst all unimportant subjects, football is by far the most important. ~ Pope John Paul II
84:I just always wonder if I'm too obsessive about subjects. I try to avoid that. ~ Gary Gulman
85:But it is death nevertheless, one of the subjects that a man may write of. ~ Ernest Hemingway
86:Do not teach too many subjects and what you teach, teach thoroughly. ~ Alfred North Whitehead
87:I'm inspired by making people laugh at subjects that should make them cry. ~ Anthony Jeselnik
88:Intellectuals have opinions on subjects they just heard about five minutes ago. ~ Mason Cooley
89:Kings and queens cry with family. Hide your grief from subjects and strangers. ~ Stephanie Dray
90:I've always had an abundance of material about the subjects of my biographies. ~ Walter Isaacson
91:Like many good biography subjects, she became a mess toward the end of her life. ~ David Sedaris
92:Reputable companies don’t get their test subjects through ads in gaming magazines, ~ Graham Parke
93:There are no subjects in the world. A subject is a limitation of the world. ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein
94:The State, in short, subjects people, whereas Society associates them voluntarily. ~ Felix Morley
95:We teach every young person the same subjects in mostly the same ways, irrespective ~ Peter Thiel
96:It is hard to be finite upon an infinite subject, and all subjects are infinite. ~ Herman Melville
97:The subjects that stir the heart are not so many, after all, and they do not change. ~ Mary Oliver
98:Knowledge is one. Its division into subjects is a concession to human weakness. ~ Halford Mackinder
99:We are the subjects of an experiment which is not a little interesting to me. ~ Henry David Thoreau
100:In scientific subjects, the natural remedy for dogmatism has been found in research. ~ Ronald Fisher
101:My career seems to be a career of non-specific subjects which are all over the place. ~ Ridley Scott
102:No poet worth the name can disregard his or her subjects, which come from the heart.” — ~ Henri Cole
103:Power lies not in what a king does, but in what his subjects believe he might do. ~ Ta Nehisi Coates
104:The king who makes war on his enemies tenderly distresses his subjects most cruelly. ~ Samuel Johnson
105:bear-portraits demand a heavy line so as to capture the burly ferocity of their subjects. ~ David Rees
106:Very often we developed a better grasp of the subjects than the over worked teachers. ~ Albert Bandura
107:Men are suspicious; prone to discontent: Subjects still loathe the present Government. ~ Robert Herrick
108:Professionals have to decide on which subjects they are prepared to give nagging rights ~ David Maister
109:I prefer working in good cinema, wherever it is. I like subjects that have a universal appeal. ~ Om Puri
110: Book I. Containing a General View of the Subjects Treated in Holy Scripture. ~ Saint Augustine of Hippo
111:I've never been noticeably reticent about talking on subjects about which I know nothing. ~ Prince Philip
112:Temeraire said, 'It is very nice how many books there are, indeed. And on so many subjects! ~ Naomi Novik
113:The mind that engages in subjects of too great variety becomes confused and weakened. ~ Leonardo da Vinci
114:The King has degenerated into a tyrant and forfeits all rights to his subjects' obedience. ~ Patrick Henry
115:We are no longer citizens, we no longer have leaders. We're subjects, and we have rulers. ~ Edward Snowden
116:Few subjects are inherently dull: language is where dullness or liveliness resides. ~ Lynne Sharon Schwartz
117:Objects are inorganic and biological values; subjects are social and intellectual values. ~ Robert M Pirsig
118:Since becoming a journalist, each time I engage with subjects I become more radicalized. ~ Malcolm Gladwell
119:Strange bonds of trust and self-deception tend to grow between journalists and their subjects. ~ Sam Harris
120:There was good reason why Cleopatra’s subjects viewed time as a coil of endless repetitions. ~ Stacy Schiff
121:Faith is not imparted like secular subjects. It is given through the language of the heart. ~ Mahatma Gandhi
122:I clench my fingers. "She's right, huh? The morbid and revolting are such fascinating subjects. ~ A G Howard
123:I like my subjects to be American, and not too dead, so I can interview people who knew them. ~ A Scott Berg
124:I made a commitment that when I was again free, I would study subjects I knew nothing about. ~ Leo Thorsness
125:subjects became fonder of the people and things they experienced while they were eating. ~ Robert B Cialdini
126:You were once a servant of Satan, and no king will willingly lose his subjects. Do ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon
127:I am certainly not allergic to causes - particularly on subjects such as religious intolerance. ~ Vikram Seth
128:The best subjects are always people, who never fail to amaze me by their unpredictability. ~ Ronnie James Dio
129:The judgment is an utensil proper for all subjects, and will have an oar in everything. ~ Michel de Montaigne
130:turn towards great and serious subjects, next to which irony becomes small and helpless. ~ Rainer Maria Rilke
131:At a distance, we cannot conceive of the authority of a despot who knows all his subjects on sight. ~ Stendhal
132:I was taught that I had to 'master' subjects. But who can 'master' beauty, or peace, or joy? ~ Kathleen Norris
133:He did not know how the world is simplified for kings. To them, all men are subjects ~ Antoine de Saint Exup ry
134:I’m the king with no subjects The vain man with no crowd The drunk twat who’s always so fucking loud ~ L J Shen
135:I never said that I knew everything. I’m just confident that I’m well-informed on many subjects. ~ Jessica Park
136:The subjects felt more comfortable if they played the role than if they had to be themselves. ~ Annie Leibovitz
137:We owe to our Mother-Country the Duty of Subjects but will not pay her the Submission of Slaves. ~ George Mason
138:Evolution is one of the two or three most primally fascinating subjects in all the sciences. ~ Stephen Jay Gould
139:He did not know how the world is simplified for kings. To them, all men are subjects. ~ Antoine de Saint Exup ry
140:The three most written-about subjects of all time are Jesus, the Civil War, and the Titanic. ~ Daniel Mendelsohn
141:all five of the subjects’ brains were lit up in the same areas during the same movie scenes.50) ~ Michael Shermer
142:I don't do abstract art because I don't find it as interesting as I do subjects and depictions. ~ Claes Oldenburg
143:To my mind, the two most fascinating subjects in the universe are sex and the eighteenth century. ~ Brigid Brophy
144:My favourite subjects at school were algebra and logic: making a big problem into something small. ~ Mario Testino
145:Part of running a successful tyranny is knowing when and how to let your subjects off the leash ~ Richard K Morgan
146:When we force a boy to be a mediocrity in a dozen subjects we destroy his standards, perhaps for life. ~ C S Lewis
147:Life pervades and animates everything; it gives its movement to Nature and subjects her to itself. ~ Giordano Bruno
148:All attempts by the State to bias the conclusions of its citizens on disputed subjects, are evil. ~ John Stuart Mill
149:I've always been a history buff. It was one of the few subjects at school that really, really caught me. ~ Tom Mison
150:Men gossip for just as long and about the same subjects as women, but tend to talk more about themselves. ~ Kate Fox
151:Mikasa Ackerman. A master of all subjects and widely considered one of the best in our history.
   ~ Attack On Titan,
152:Nonfiction gives you subjects. Writing fiction I can have more fun, but I have to invent my subject. ~ Lynne Tillman
153:I'm attracted to subjects who overcome tremendous suffering and learn to cope emotionally with it ~ Laura Hillenbrand
154:There were people in the world for whom the world and its people were subjects on which to cast spells. ~ Dave Eggers
155:Certain subjects yield a general power that may be applied in any direction and should be studied by all. ~ John Locke
156:So long as there is any subject which men may not freely discuss, they are timid upon all subjects. ~ John Jay Chapman
157:The subjects succeeded in resisting these particularly addictive distractions only around half the time. ~ Cal Newport
158:The wise despot...maintains among his subjects a popular sense that they are helpless and ineffectual. ~ Frank Herbert
159:Very strong personalities must confine themselves in mutual conversation to very gentle subjects. ~ F Scott Fitzgerald
160:Neighbors sought him out for advice on all subjects, for he had made much money and was therefore wise. ~ Joseph Heller
161:Never pose your subjects. Let them move about naturally... All great photographs today are snapshots. ~ Martin Munkacsi
162:There are few subjects that match the social significance of women's education in the contemporary world. ~ Amartya Sen
163:Of all possible subjects, travel is the most difficult for an artist, as it is the easiest for a journalist. ~ W H Auden
164:Representational art of non-religious subjects was thus brought into the central place of worship. ~ Francis A Schaeffer
165:Everything written with vitality expresses that vitality; there are no dull subjects, only dull minds. ~ Raymond Chandler
166:Everything written with vitality expresses that vitality: there are no dull subjects, only dull minds. ~ Raymond Chandler
167:I don't know what I think about certain subjects, even today, until I sit down and try to write about them. ~ Don DeLillo
168:Philosophy and the subjects known as ‘humanities’ are still taught almost as if Darwin had never lived. ~ Richard Dawkins
169:A writer looking for subjects inquires not after what he loves best, but after what he alone loves at all. ~ Annie Dillard
170:Horror movies can be very interesting because they can deal with intangible subjects that are full of emotion. ~ Meg Tilly
171:I'm afraid the negative things are always the great subjects. Failure is much more interesting than success. ~ Martin Amis
172:I was a good student in the subjects that I wanted to be good in. The curriculum in my section was excellent. ~ Jack Kirby
173:There are certain subjects which seem to me can be taught very effectively online, although they aren't. ~ David Gelernter
174:Let us put it generally: if a regime is immoral, its subjects are free from all obligations to it. ~ Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
175:No rules for the rulers is tyranny for the subjects. Freedom for politicians is enslavement for citizens. ~ Stefan Molyneux
176:The Empire didn’t encourage its subjects to go far away, in case they saw things that might disturb them. ~ Terry Pratchett
177:The way to do great science is to stay away from subjects that are overpopulated, and go to the frontiers. ~ James D Watson
178:Twixt kings and tyrants there's this difference known; Kings seek their subjects' good: tyrants their own. ~ Robert Herrick
179:Western civilization shapes the content of my films, provides me with subjects that haven't been used before. ~ Eric Rohmer
180:I think we just need to stick to our knitting on the topics and the subjects the American people care about. ~ Sam Brownback
181:Popular opinions, on subjects not palpable to sense, are often true, but seldom or never the whole truth. ~ John Stuart Mill
182:There was a time when no difficult subjects were ever aired in the 'Lady', and sadly, life isn't like that. ~ Rachel Johnson
183:Certain subjects may no longer be taboo in cinema. But there are ways to treat them that still create shock. ~ Park Chan wook
184:One can do such lovely things with so little. Subjects that are too beautiful end by appearing theatrical. ~ Camille Pissarro
185:Out of the trunk, the branches grow; out of them, the twigs. So, in productive subjects, grow the chapters. ~ Herman Melville
186:There is something predatory about Big Journalism. Big Journalism doesn’t care about the humanity of it subjects. ~ Anonymous
187:I approach serious subjects, and I like to have the good guys win and have the parents among the good guys ~ Caroline B Cooney
188:I love film, and I think it's so important for kids to be educated about films and real life subjects that films cover. ~ Nico
189:Is his benevolent art meant to distract us from Prospero’s absolutist exercise of authority over his subjects? ~ James Shapiro
190:I want to show off how beautiful my subjects are, whether its a cheetah or a live girl or two of them together. ~ Bunny Yeager
191:There is a need for subjects who find intense pleasure in commodification of violence and a culture of cruelty. ~ Henry Giroux
192:Any thing is interesting if you can communicate it. There are no unimportant subjects for the enlivened mind. ~ Kris Saknussemm
193:I have come, Sire, to complain of one of your subjects who has been so audacious as to kick me in the belly. ~ Marie Antoinette
194:The biographer who writes the life of his subjects self-concept passes through a fade into the inner house of life. ~ Leon Edel
195:We are born subjects, and to obey God is perfect liberty. He that does this shall be free, safe and happy. ~ Seneca the Younger
196:For me, at least, studying my subjects first and knowing them personally was essential to taking a good picture. ~ Gisele Freund
197:In my solitude I have pondered much on the incomprehensible subjects of space, eternity, life and death. ~ Alfred Russel Wallace
198:Mad are thy subjects all, and even the wisest heart
Straight to folly will fall, at a touch of thy poisoned dart. ~ Sophocles
199:Science fiction films are not about science. They are about disaster, which is one of the oldest subjects of art. ~ Susan Sontag
200:It is my great desire to reform my subjects, and yet I am ashamed to confess that I am unable to reform myself. ~ Peter the Great
201:Most of all people respond to a film tackling grave subjects that question and go against the prevailing mood. ~ Philippe Claudel
202:peered out at its subjects like a telescreen keeping watch over Winston Smith in his flat at the Victory Mansions. ~ Daniel Silva
203:The one thing that I do is take really complicated systems and subjects and make them accessible to regular people. ~ Matt Taibbi
204:There's science and there's science, is all I'm saying. Where humans are the subjects, it's mostly not science ~ Karen Joy Fowler
205:No other practice will make one more attractive in conversation than to be well-read in a variety of subjects. ~ Gordon B Hinckley
206:There’s science and there’s science, is all I’m saying. When humans are the subjects, it’s mostly not science.) ~ Karen Joy Fowler
207:When money is used as an external reward for some activity, the subjects lose intrinsic interest for the activity, ~ Daniel H Pink
208:Write about the things that attract you. Choose your subjects the way you used to choose your toys: out of desire. ~ Harry Mathews
209:A painter can turn pennies into gold, for all subjects are capable of being transformed into poems. ~ Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres
210:I have known a German Prince with more titles than subjects, and a Spanish nobleman with more names than shirts. ~ Oliver Goldsmith
211:sociological research is part of a continuous ‘two-way’ process between sociologists and the subjects they study. ~ Anthony Giddens
212:There being an imminent danger for the faith, prelates must be questioned, even publicly, by their subjects. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas
213:The Roman government appeared every day less formidable to its enemies, more odious and oppressive to its subjects. ~ Edward Gibbon
214:When you're dealing with serious subjects, there is a pressure to be absolutely sure that you know what you're doing. ~ John Oliver
215:People often ask writers how and why they pick their subjects. They never ask if perhaps their subjects picked them. ~ H P Albarelli
216:With the possible exception of clothes, beauty salons and Frank Sinatra, there are few subjects all women agree upon. ~ Groucho Marx
217:writers do not find subjects: subjects find them. There is not so much a search as a state of open susceptibility. ~ Elizabeth Bowen
218:its inhabitants are no longer “obedience-subjects” but “achievement-subjects.” They are entrepreneurs of themselves. ~ Byung Chul Han
219:Like most people in the Midwest, Embryo doesn’t believe in humor, especially when it pertains to sensitive subjects. ~ Jennifer Niven
220:Rule Punjab and the rest of India as a superior race, dismissing any notion of equality between rulers and subjects ~ Rajmohan Gandhi
221:The final stage of covert testing of materials on unwitting subjects is clearly the most sensitive aspect of MKULTRA. ~ H P Albarelli
222:The modern boy and girl are certainly taught more subjects—but does that always mean that they actually know more? ~ Dorothy L Sayers
223:They had been heritors and subjects of cruelty and outrage so long that nothing could have startled them but a kindness. ~ Mark Twain
224:This is my home. Home is where the disease is. As long as I stay in America, I'll never run out of subjects for songs. ~ Jello Biafra
225:Experience proves that anyone who has studied geometry is infinitely quicker to grasp difficult subjects than one who has not. ~ Plato
226:Right away, the understanding of the Almighty as our Sovereign Lord reveals who we are, namely, His subjects and servants. ~ Anonymous
227:Since the average person fears public speaking more than death, subjects in a study were asked to address an audience. ~ Frans de Waal
228:A man who has nothing in particular to recommend him discusses all sorts of subjects at random as if he knew everything. ~ Sei Sh nagon
229:A man who has nothing in particular to recommend him discusses all sorts of subjects at random as if he knew everything. ~ Sei Shonagon
230:At the end, the subjects remembered the interrupted tasks far better than the completed ones—over two times better, in fact ~ Anonymous
231:So another thing is where the subjects are in a painting. What's that called?" "Composition. We learned it in art class. ~ Kathryn Shay
232:An earthly kingdom cannot exist without inequality of persons. Some must be free, some serfs, some rulers, some subjects ~ Martin Luther
233:The nature of love is that it catches you off-guard, subjects you to rules you have never faced, some of them contradictory. ~ Ivan Doig
234:We teach every young person the same subjects in mostly the same ways, irrespective of individual talents and preferences. ~ Peter Thiel
235:An earthly kingdom cannot exist without inequality of persons. Some must be free, some serfs, some rulers, some subjects. ~ Martin Luther
236:He found that the brain activity started, on average, 300 milliseconds before subjects were conscious of making the decision. ~ Anonymous
237:[My subjects] look lost because that is how I see life. I think we are all a bit lost, lost in a world we can't understand. ~ Loretta Lux
238:Which of your victims are you being interviewed about today, anyway?"

Jonathan, don't call my subjects victims. ~ Frances Hardinge
239:I don't like being successful; the subjects which sit in my head are annoyed and jealous of what has already been written. ~ Anton Chekhov
240:The addability of the happiness of different subjects is a postulum without which all political reasonings are at a stand ~ Jeremy Bentham
241:Commit to investing at least one hour per day studying subjects that will help you move closer toward your ultimate vision. ~ Steve Siebold
242:Professor Raylene's ground breaking study found that subjects with Tourrette's Syndrome burned more calories than Lutherans. ~ Chris Dolley
243:Biographers are notorious for falling in love with their subjects. It is the literary equivalent of the Stockholm Syndrome, ~ Amanda Foreman
244:Control over a woman is the only form of dominance most men possess, for most men are merely subjects of more powerful men. ~ Marilyn French
245:There is a certain discomfort in not knowing who the boss is, and subjects sometimes frantically sought to determine this. ~ Stanley Milgram
246:Without lightbulbs, televisions, or street lamps, the subjects in his study initially did little more at night than sleep. ~ David K Randall
247:Opinions: men's thoughts about great subjects. Taste: their thoughts about small ones: dress, behavior, amusements, ornaments. ~ George Eliot
248:All topics, issues, and subjects in 'The Room' add to the depth of the characters in the movie, and they are equally important. ~ Tommy Wiseau
249:As few subjects are more interesting to society, so few have been more frequently written upon than the education of youth. ~ Oliver Goldsmith
250:Babe, trust me. With my work, ignorance is bliss. Yeah?” Oh boy. I was right. I didn’t want to know. Time to switch subjects. ~ Kristen Ashley
251:Humor is his defense mechanism, so that would allow me to talk about some serious subjects, but get a lot of hilarious jokes in. ~ Judd Apatow
252:Well, I don't believe there are subjects that can't be painted, but there are a lot of things that I personally can't paint. ~ Gerhard Richter
253:In fact one frequently seemed to gather all sorts of similar information about subjects one had less than profound interest in. ~ David Markson
254:There are so many ways to account for negative outcomes that it is safer to doubt one’s methods before doubting one’s subjects. ~ Frans de Waal
255:The war is waged against its own subjects and its object is not the victory...but to keep the very structure of society intact. ~ George Orwell
256:Ultimately it really didn’t matter if subjects saw the group as right or wrong, because the group was more powerful than reality. ~ David Niven
257:You reason like the king, who, being sent across the frontier, called out, 'What will become of my poor subjects without me?' ~ Peter Kropotkin
258:I am against great themes and great subjects... You can't film an idea. The camera is an instrument for recording physical impact. ~ Jean Renoir
259:I could not write about a subject sacred to me because I would be too flippant. Fortunately, there are no subjects sacred to me. ~ Joseph Heller
260:I failed in some subjects in exam, but my friend passed in all. Now he is an engineer in Microsoft and I am the owner of Microsoft. ~ Bill Gates
261:There are some themes, some subjects, too large for adult fiction; they can only be dealt with adequately in a children's book. ~ Philip Pullman
262:I think poetry can help children deal with the other subjects on the curriculum by enabling them to see a subject in a new way. ~ Carol Ann Duffy
263:I was never ignorant, as far as being experienced in classrooms and learning about different subjects and actually soaking it up. ~ Nipsey Hussle
264:Responsibility. Those subjects facing the opponent who used the retreating strategy felt most responsible for the final deal. ~ Robert B Cialdini
265:What is called an educated person is often someone who has had a dangerously superficial exposure to a wide spectrum of subjects. ~ Thomas Sowell
266:God's relation to spirits is not like that of a craftsman to his work, but also like that of a prince to his subjects. ~ Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz
267:Is there something in druggy subjects that encourages directors to make imitation film noir? Film noir itself becomes an addiction. ~ Pauline Kael
268:I was a freelance journalist, and it was a struggle because I had to pitch all the time, research, and stay on top of subjects. ~ David Mccandless
269:The focusing of attention on the breath is perhaps the most universal of the many hundreds of meditation subjects used worldwide. ~ Jack Kornfield
270:We are not taught to think decently on sex subjects, and consequently we have no language for them except indecent language. ~ George Bernard Shaw
271:I have written on all sorts of subjects... yet I have no enemies; except indeed all the Whigs, all the Tories, and all the Christians. ~ David Hume
272:Watch for subjects as you go but the city or the country. Keep your eyes and ears open, and you will hear and see angels. ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon
273:We may see the small Value God has for Riches, by the People he gives them to."

[Thoughts on Various Subjects, 1727] ~ Alexander Pope
274:I've always tried to be fair to my subjects. That's easy when they are as likable and admirable as Lewis and Clark, or Eisenhower. ~ Stephen Ambrose
275:Sharpen your interest in two major subjects: life and people. You will only gather information from a source if you are interested in it. ~ Jim Rohn
276:The supreme rulers are hardly known by their subjects. The lesser are loved and praised. The even lesser are feared. The least are despised. ~ Laozi
277:A government does not desire its powers to be strictly defined, but the subjects require the line to be drawn with increasing precision. ~ Lord Acton
278:And now we both blushed, because things like changing one’s garments should not be discussed among a Queen and one of her subjects. ~ Courtney Brandt
279:I always give a print to everybody I photograph, and some of my subjects have told me they have a hard time hanging them up at home. ~ Catherine Opie
280:I like writing. It keeps my mind off grim subjects. It's therapeutic in the same way a patient in an institution is given fingerpaints. ~ Woody Allen
281:It's progress I think, that science has joined philosophy, metaphysics & religion as subjects drunk people argue about in bars. ~ Neil deGrasse Tyson
282:God does not rule by the consent of His subjects but by His sovereign authority. His reign extends over me whether I vote for Him or not. ~ R C Sproul
283:He is an eloquent man who can treat humble subjects with delicacy, lofty things impressively, and moderate things temperately. ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero
284:Mathematics ... is indispensable as an intellectual technique. In many subjects, to think at all is to think like a mathematician. ~ Robert M Hutchins
285:Most subjects at universities are taught for no other purpose than that they may be re-taught when the students become teachers. ~ Georg C Lichtenberg
286:There was a hidden narrative I felt we could get into, It's about an accessible world. Family and relationships are accessible subjects. ~ John Madden
287:The very phrase 'foreign affairs' makes an Englishman convinced that I am about to treat of subjects with which he has no concern. ~ Benjamin Disraeli
288:People think: 'If this photographer's looking like a big jerk-off, maybe it's okay if I do.' I like to catch my subjects off balance a bit. ~ Mick Rock
289:The more we know, the more pain we have. But because we are human beings, this must be. Otherwise we become objects rather than subjects. ~ Elie Wiesel
290:A kingdom always includes three fundamental components: a ruler, a realm of subjects who fall under his rule, and the rules or governances. ~ Tony Evans
291:Any good biography has to got to lead you to the work. Many biographers have started out in love with their subjects and ended up hating them. ~ D T Max
292:I want my photographs not only to be real but to portray the essence of my subjects also. In order to do that, you have to be patient. ~ Mary Ellen Mark
293:One common function of arguments about language is to stand in for arguments on subjects people are reluctant to broach more directly. ~ Deborah Cameron
294:Our subjects are equivalent to the tip of the patriarchal iceberg, but it's what lies beneath the surface that really makes the water cold.* ~ Anonymous
295:Photography is an elegiac art, a twilight art. Most subjects photographed are, just by virtue of being photographed, touched with pathos. ~ Susan Sontag
296:He liked to complain about things: people at work, Harry, the council, Harry, the bank, and Harry were just a few of his favorite subjects. ~ J K Rowling
297:mad, were not my perception and reasonings so clear; and this state of mind appears to have brought with it superior knowledge on all subjects. ~ Novalis
298:Mythological subjects always new. Modern subjects difficult because of the absence of the nude and the wretchedness of modern costume. ~ Eugene Delacroix
299:"Statesman" presumes I'm out there giving opinions all the time about things, and no, I'm not interested in opining on a lot of subjects. ~ George W Bush
300:Subjects have no greater liberty in a popular than in a monarchial state. That which deceives them is the equal participation of command. ~ Thomas Hobbes
301:Art and religion first; then philosophy; lastly science. That is the order of the great subjects of life, that's their order of importance. ~ Muriel Spark
302:Defining yourself as a victim is ultimately a diminution of what makes us human. It teaches us to see ourselves as objects, not subjects. ~ Jonathan Sacks
303:For the novelist, knowledge is not subdivided into rigidly demarcated compartments, and there are no taboos, no ‘disreputable’ subjects. ~ Michael Baigent
304:Hush! Father, Hush! You must not talk!"
"He who imposed that order, knew not how interesting are the subjects on which I wish to speak. ~ Matthew Lewis
305:It was one of those subjects to which everything that slithers across your brain seems relevant. I find this to be true of most topics. ~ Karen Joy Fowler
306:The Dutch customs once thought my pictures were photos. Where on earth did they think I could have photographed my subjects? In Hell, perhaps? ~ H R Giger
307:The painter who feels obligated to depict his subjects as uniformly beautiful or handsome and without flaws will fall short of making art. ~ Joyce Maynard
308:We Russians are slaves because we are unable to free ourselves and become citizens rather than subjects.’ Alexander Herzen, (1812–1870) ~ Victor Sebestyen
309:A prince ought to have two fears, one from within, on account of his subjects, the other from without, on account of external powers. ~ Niccolo Machiavelli
310:For while the subjects of poetry are few and recurrent, the moods of man are infinitely various and unstable. It is the same in all arts. ~ John Drinkwater
311:It is necessary, if one would read aright, that he should read at least two newspapers, representing both sides of important subjects. ~ Henry Ward Beecher
312:I've opened my mouth on a lot of subjects. And I thought the more prestige you get, I'd have the power to do what I like. It's not true. ~ Vanessa Redgrave
313:Later I learned to improve my forecasting—if necessary by asking the visitor in advance what subjects he intended to raise with Nixon. In ~ Henry Kissinger
314:Like a kingdom divided, which rushes to its doom, the mind that engages in subjects of too great variety becomes confused and weakened. ~ Leonardo da Vinci
315:The power he commanded insisted upon subjects. Strength was ever relative, and he could not dominate without the company of the dominated. ~ Steven Erikson
316:What we want is not more little books about Christianity, but more little books by Christians on other subjects—with their Christianity latent. ~ C S Lewis
317:You’re smart enough to recognize that the subjects of migraines and cats never fail with the women. Lead the old girl toward the mint tea. ~ Hanif Kureishi
318:Jesus had led me to research on primitive Christianity. The problem of the Last Supper belongs, of course, to both of these subjects. It ~ Albert Schweitzer
319:... On the whole, the best fortress you can have, is in not being hated by your subjects. If they hate you no fortress will save you... ~ Niccol Machiavelli
320:What we want is not more little books about Christianity, but more little books by Christians on other subjects--with their Christianity latent. ~ C S Lewis
321:Who says we didn't have controversial subjects on TV back in my time? Remember Bonanza? It was about three guys in high heels living together ~ Milton Berle
322:Writing is an organized way of thinking. I don’t know what I think about certain subjects, even today, until I sit down and try to write them. ~ Don DeLillo
323:Although there exist many thousand subjects for elegant conversation, there are persons who cannot meet a cripple without talking about feet. ~ Ernest Bramah
324:For government consists in nothing else but so controlling subjects that they shall neither be able to, nor have cause to do [it] harm. ~ Niccolo Machiavelli
325:I am the King of Spain and the Empire. I have more than a hundred million subjects. Yet today I feel like the loneliest man in the Kingdom. ~ Gordon L Thomas
326:I'm very little drawn to photographing people that are known or even subjects that are known. They fascinate me when I've barely heard of them. ~ Diane Arbus
327:I've also never had favorite pictures. Or subjects. I have this discipline of treating everything equally-I used to say "democratically." ~ William Eggleston
328:The final product becomes a passionate reflection of all that was revealed to me about my subjects during intense moments of personal clarity. ~ Michael Bell
329:he liked picking Hector’s brains on international subjects, or rather, allowing Hector’s brains to flow over him in a glowing lava of thought. ~ Nancy Mitford
330:I tend to follow a scattershot approach to reading a lot of very diverse subjects interest me, and I'm quite happy to read stuff on any of them. ~ Vikram Seth
331:Methinks Sir Robert should have carried his Monarchical Power one step higher and satisfied the World, that Princes might eat their Subjects too. ~ John Locke
332:theirs. Mere messages in the earthly order of events had lately come to the English Crown and People, from a congress of British subjects in ~ Charles Dickens
333:Accurate reading on a wide range of subjects makes the scholar; careful selection of the better makes the saint. ~ John of Salisbury, Bishop of Chartres, [T5],
334:A creationist can be brilliant on economics and foreign affairs, while a secular humanist atheist can be an addlepated nimrod on the same subjects. ~ Anonymous
335:A man is not a master because he despotically subjects being living at his mercy. He can be called a master who has compassion for all that lives. ~ Dhammapada
336:Black people have been killed for directing their gaze at the wrong person. I want my subjects to reclaim their right to look, to see, to be seen. ~ Dawoud Bey
337:I personally don't like depressing subjects, people say, as if mortality is a lifestyle choice, disease and violence and sorrow a matter of taste. ~ Sarah Moss
338:We have lost our first honor and health, and we have become the subjects of pain and weakness, suffering and death. This is the effect of the fall. ~ Anonymous
339:a society of equal laws, governed by equality of status and of speech, and of rulers who respect the liberty of their subjects above all else. ~ Marcus Aurelius
340:Because that’s how snobs deal with uncomfortable subjects. We belittle their importance, laugh at them, and change the subject to weather or sport. ~ L H Cosway
341:Engineering is not only study of 45 subjects but it is moral studies of intellectual life. Make things as simple as possible..but not simpler. ~ Albert Einstein
342:Personal inspection at zero altitude. The stories come from my life - if not my own experiences, then about topics and subjects that interest me. ~ Gary Paulsen
343:Pleasantry is never good on serious points, because it always regards subjects in that point of view in which it is not the purpose to consider them. ~ Voltaire
344:That, too, is part of this adventure — there are both casualties and survivors as this hungry creature, English, demanded more and more subjects. ~ Melvyn Bragg
345:The ruler who is good for anything ought not to beg his subjects to be ruled by him, although the present governors of mankind are of a different stamp. ~ Plato
346:...those others - they're looking for trends - subjects to catch a spark - but I have you - a coal from God's altar - a star cupped in my hands... ~ John Geddes
347:All biographers, no matter how sympathetic, end up using their subjects as mirrors to figure themselves out. I don't want to be anyone's mirror. ~ Gloria Steinem
348:His mouth curls into a smile. His eyes shine with wicked intent. “Look at them all, your subjects. A shame not a one knows who their true ruler is. ~ Holly Black
349:Movies dealing with social subjects in France become very paternalist. They want to teach lessons. They don't show poorness like a normal situation. ~ Gaspar Noe
350:the English Crown and People, from a congress of British subjects in America: which, strange to relate, have proved more important to the human ~ Charles Dickens
351:Have faith that your child's brain is an evolving planet that rotates at its own speed. It will naturally be attracted to or repel certain subjects. ~ Suzy Kassem
352:He called the scientific subjects ‘low cunning’, and would sniff and say, ‘This room smells of mathematics! Go out and fetch a disinfectant spray! ~ Andrew Hodges
353:Here was a king who saw his subjects as peers and allies around whom he had growing up rather than semi-alien entities to be suspected and persecuted. ~ Dan Jones
354:Humor is a bit like Mary Poppins' sugar-it helps the medicine go down. A little bit of humor allows people to think about very difficult subjects. ~ James Fadiman
355:Read more. Read. Read. Read. Deeply, widely, read. Learn all kinds of subjects. The smarter you are as an actor, the better an actor you'll be. ~ Steve Guttenberg
356:If a king is energetic, his subjects will be equally energetic. If he is reckless, they will not only be reckless likewise, but also eat into his works. ~ Chanakya
357:I love different themes, different venues, different movies. I love to jump about and tackle different subjects. I have no intellectual master plan. ~ Ridley Scott
358:I think that we should be men first and subjects afterward. It is not desirable to cultivate a respect for the law, so much as for the right. ~ Henry David Thoreau
359:Subjects’ unwillingness to deduce the particular from the general was matched only by their willingness to infer the general from the particular. ~ Daniel Kahneman
360:The difference between science and the fuzzy subjects is that science requires reasoning while those other subjects merely require scholarship. ~ Robert A Heinlein
361:We live in a world where people are really hungry for information, and they're not hungry for information on subjects that they're not interested in. ~ Marc Jacobs
362:Good subjects must feel guilty. The guilt begins as a feeling of failure. The good autocrat provides many opportunities for failure in the populace. ~ Frank Herbert
363:I like talking about subjects that aren't funny in the first place and making them funny. So anything down and depressing is something I'll talk about. ~ Chris Rock
364:A lot of people are writing poems and don't realize it. They have this limited idea of how the poem should sound or what subjects it should address. ~ Matthea Harvey
365:[I]f subjects must never resist, it follows that every prince, without any effort, policy, or violence, is at once rendered absolute and uncontrollable; ~ David Hume
366:I have an infamously low capacity for visualizing relationships, which made the study of geometry and all subjects derived from it impossible for me. ~ Sigmund Freud
367:I have ideas of subjects and atmospheres that I love. I either want to go in a tougher, stronger direction or do the opposite: simple ballads. ~ Charlotte Gainsbourg
368:It is also in the interests of a tyrant to make his subjects poo...the people are so occupied with their daily tasks that they have no time for plotting. ~ Aristotle
369:Rook was a journalist but strove to be a storyteller, one who let his subjects speak for themselves and stayed out of their way as much as possible. ~ Richard Castle
370:The obligation of subjects to the sovereign is understood to last as long, and no longer, than the power lasteth by which he is able to protect them. ~ Thomas Hobbes
371:There have been two popular subjects for poetry in the last few decades: the Vietnam War and AIDS, about both of which almost all of us have felt deeply. ~ Thom Gunn
372:British subjects in America: which, strange to relate, have proved more important to the human race than any communications yet received through any ~ Charles Dickens
373:Common sense" in reflecting on these subjects, I assured my friend with some warmth, is merely a stupid absence of imagination and mental flexibility. ~ H P Lovecraft
374:For getting a fine flourishing growth of stupidity there is nothing like pouring out on a mind a good amount of subjects in which it feels no interest. ~ George Eliot
375:I am an agnostic on most matters of faith, but on the subjects of maps I have always been a true believer. It is on the map, therefore it is, and I am. ~ Tony Horwitz
376:The patterns became even more vivid at Cardinal Hayes High School. That's when I began failing subjects and running away from home for days at a time. ~ George Carlin
377:Whenever myths on sacred subjects are incongruous in thought...they summon us not to believe them literally but to study and track down their hidden meaning. ~ Julian
378:Sex has become one of the most discussed subjects of modern times. The Victorians pretended it did not exist; the moderns pretend nothing else exists. ~ Fulton J Sheen
379:Slender, dark-haired, bearded Mathew Brady spoke to his subjects from behind the large, tripod-mounted box of his camera. He was a dapper gentleman ~ Becky Lee Weyrich
380:The subjects of every state ought to contribute towards the support of the government, as nearly as possible, in proportion to their respective abilities. ~ Adam Smith
381:When I feel a little confused, the only thing to do is to turn back to the study of nature before launching once again into the subjects closest to heart. ~ Raoul Dufy
382:For me science fiction is a way of thinking, a way of logic that bypasses a lot of nonsense. It allows people to look directly at important subjects. ~ Gene Roddenberry
383:The retinue of a grandee in China or Indostan accordingly is, by all accounts, much more numerous and splendid than that of the richest subjects of Europe. ~ Adam Smith
384:Under the section heading “Experiments with Human Subjects” – a heading that, were I a doctor previously employed by Nazi Germany, I might have rephrased – ~ Mary Roach
385:What interests me is the sense of the darkness that we carry within us, the darkness that's akin to one of the principal subjects of the sublime - terror ~ Anish Kapoor
386:It is also in the interests of the tyrant to make his subjects poor... the people are so occupied with their daily tasks that they have no time for plotting. ~ Aristotle
387:We have the choice; it depends on us to choose the good or the evil by our own will. The choice of evil draws us to our physical nature and subjects us to fate. ~ Horace
388:Would it not be better to simplify the system of taxation rather than to spread it over such a variety of subjects and pass through so many new hands. ~ Thomas Jefferson
389:His most important books are his two Logics, and these must be understood if the reasons for his views on other subjects are to be rightly apprehended. ~ Bertrand Russell
390:His subjects regarded him with the sort of good-natured contempt that is the fate of all those who work quietly and conscientiously for the public good. ~ Terry Pratchett
391:I thought of all the subjects where the teacher never gets this inside look, where students are graded solely on the basis of a right or a wrong answer. ~ William Zinsser
392:But the present life should never be hated, except insofar as it subjects us to sin, although even that hatred should not properly be applied to life itself. ~ John Calvin
393:In fact I'm in too much of a mental muddle to know where I am - an idealist or not. I'm a mere man of letters, and I do what I can with those subjects. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
394:The essays are different because ultimately it's things I'm interested in, and I'm really just writing about myself and using those subjects as a prism. ~ Chuck Klosterman
395:By studying carefully what Sri Aurobindo has said on all subjects one can easily reach a complete knowledge of the things of this world.
   ~ The Mother, On Education, [T5],
396:Books on horse racing subjects have never done well, and I am told that publishers had come to think of them as the literary version of box office poison ~ Laura Hillenbrand
397:I don't know what any of my songs are about. I don't sit down to write about anything. They're about whatever you want. I don't pick subjects. I just start. ~ Liam Gallagher
398:I've always been fascinated by dark subjects, especially people's reactions to them. Why are people so uncomfortable talking about death if everyone dies? ~ Anthony Jeselnik
399:One achieves true human dignity only when one serves. Only he is great who subjects himself to taking part in the achievement of a great task. ~ Jose Antonio Primo de Rivera
400:Part of running a successful tyranny is knowing when and how to let your subjects off the leash, and at this the First Families were accomplished masters. ~ Richard K Morgan
401:There are some points on which no man can be contented to follow the advice of another - some subjects on which a man can consult his own conscience only. ~ Anthony Trollope
402:Was the whole matter of aptitudes a myth – a copout used by people like me to avoid subjects that would force us to think in
Therefore threatening ways? ~ William Zinsser
403:Every education system on Earth has the same hierarchy of subjects: at the top are mathematics and languages, then the humanities, and the bottom are the arts. ~ Ken Robinson
404:I have this extraordinary curiosity about all subjects of the natural and human world and the interaction between the physical sciences and the social sciences. ~ Ian Hacking
405:In fact, the majlis was an intensely feudal scene, with respectful subjects waiting humbly for a few seconds’ opportunity to whisper in their prince’s ear. ~ Geraldine Brooks
406:No movie has ever been able to provide a catharsis for the Holocaust, and I suspect none will ever be able to provide one for 9/11. Such subjects overwhelm art. ~ Roger Ebert
407:I don’t go in for change. It is not one of my subjects. I have always taken the view that noticing change is a mistake. I notice what is directly in front of me. ~ Colm T ib n
408:In general, I'm careful when I'm dealing with subjects of deep cultural importance and write with abandon when I'm dealing with issues of personal dysfunction. ~ Eden Robinson
409:The fact is there are few more popular subjects than mathematics. Most people have some appreciation of mathematics, just as most people can enjoy a pleasant tune. ~ G H Hardy
410:We live in a frightened time, and people self-censor all the time and are afraid of going into some subjects because they are worried about violent reactions. ~ Salman Rushdie
411:Being feared and not hated go well together, and the prince can always do this if he does not touch the property or the women of his citizens and subjects. ~ Niccol Machiavelli
412:Cosmology is among the oldest subjects to captivate our species. And it’s no wonder. We’re storytellers, and what could be more grand than the story of creation? ~ Brian Greene
413:I want to draw subjects that seem very boring and everyday... Stuff that would be normal except for one thing. Or two things. Or stuff that's undeniably weird. ~ Chelsea Martin
414:The longer the trial to which God subjects you, the greater the goodness in comforting you during the time of trial and in the exaltation after the combat. ~ Pio of Pietrelcina
415:The unparalleled extravagance of English rule has demented the rajas and the maharajas who, unmindful of consequences, ape it and grind their subjects to dust. ~ Mahatma Gandhi
416:The Western poet and writer of romance has exactly the same kind of difficulty in comprehending Eastern subjects as you have in comprehending Western subjects. ~ Lafcadio Hearn
417:All my shows are therapy, trying to navigate interesting subjects so I can work them out and to be honest and say some things are beyond the wit of this man. ~ Marcus Brigstocke
418:At any rate, it is safer to leave people to their own devices on such subjects. Everybody likes to go their own way—to choose their own time and manner of devotion ~ Jane Austen
419:I've never had a plan. You look for different actors you want to work with or different subjects you want to explore, or sometimes it's just a momentary fancy. ~ Michelle Forbes
420:Most of my books are about contemporary subjects, and the world changes so fast that I'm lucky when events haven't overtaken the book I'm writing at the moment. ~ Nelson DeMille
421:Mythology, science and space exploration are subjects that have fascinated me since my early childhood. And they were always connected somehow with the music I write. ~ Vangelis
422:The result of teaching small parts of a large number of subjects is the passive reception of disconnected ideas, not illumed with any spark of vitality. ~ Alfred North Whitehead
423:Nowhere is Universalism welcomed and encouraged by a people; everywhere governments have forced and are forcing Universalism upon unwilling and resistant subjects. ~ Arthur Keith
424:Sacrifice is the first element of religion, and resolves itself in theological language into the love of God. ~ James Anthony Froude, Short Studies on Great Subjects. Sea Studies
425:What happens if you don’t fit into this framework? Let’s say you’re curious about several subjects, and there are many things you’d like to do with your life. If ~ Emilie Wapnick
426:Because of her frenetic nature and dancing mind, she chatted up a storm with the subjects she interviewed, who ended up overwhelmed or intimidated. Or captivated. ~ Jeffery Deaver
427:Cruell mordrous Rogs in the first Indian war”; it was, he emphasized, “very straing that a govnor shoold bee soe Carless of his majestys subjects & Intrest. ~ Mary Beth Norton
428:Every system of power in the world has a vested interest in weakening the individuality of its subjects and tries to weaken or it possible completely extinguish it. ~ Christa Wolf
429:I think actresses are imagined to be these subjects of great vanity. Life is change; physicality changes. It's transient, and that's a beautiful and a painful thing. ~ Uma Thurman
430:Let tyrants fear, I have always so behaved myself that, under God, I have placed my chiefest strength and safeguard in the loyal hearts and good-will of my subjects. ~ Elizabeth I
431:The use of violence in movies is a subject that's worth addressing. I'm not standing on a soapbox or wagging a finger, but I'm interested in those subjects for sure. ~ Naomi Watts
432:We need to be around our families not because we have so many shared experiences to talk about, but instead because they know precisely which subjects to avoid. ~ Douglas Coupland
433:Ambassadors. Trade. Diplomacy. These subjects make me feel that I have fallen into a swamp and am breathing mud. I will go to the mansion and eavesdrop on the servants. ~ Elsa Hart
434:As soon as they were gone, Elizabeth walked out to recover her spirits; or in other words, to dwell without interruption on those subjects that must deaden them more. ~ Jane Austen
435:At the university the professors who genuinely loved their subjects were always the most interesting teachers. Enthusiasm for a topic made it enticing to others. ~ Ann Howard Creel
436:By renouncing the Bible, philosophers swing from their moorings upon all moral subjects..It is the only correct map of the human heart that ever has been published. ~ Benjamin Rush
437:He runs something called the Celestial People's Republic, just north of here. What he tells his subjects is that we can turn Hell into Heaven by collectivizing it. ~ Janet E Morris
438:I wish he would look at me the way he looks at his subjects. Because then he'd see there's more to me than shy, just like I see there's more to him than slacker ~ Stephanie Perkins
439:Knowledge in war is very simple, being concerned with so few subjects, and only with their final results at that. But this does not make its application easy. ~ Carl von Clausewitz
440:Was that Guardian Belikov?” she asked, switching subjects abruptly. “Yeah.” I swore I thought she might faint then and there. “Really? He’s even cuter than I heard. ~ Richelle Mead
441:When this was done on normal subjects, the brain answered back with the N400 brain wave response when the word was incongruous, but not when it was congruous. ~ Michael S Gazzaniga
442:But, after all, the aim of art is to create space - space that is not compromised by decoration or illustration, space within which the subjects of painting can live. ~ Frank Stella
443:My interests were aroused, and my faith in the cliches of the subject destroyed, as so often with other subjects, by the discussions with my friend, Aaron Director. ~ George Stigler
444:People, from a congress of British subjects in America: which, strange to relate, have proved more important to the human race than any communications yet received ~ Charles Dickens
445:[Personal life] doesn't affect my creative process. It just gives me more subjects to talk about. Basically whatever you put in your music is how you want people to view you. ~ Tyga
446:Religion is the eldest sister of philosophy: on whatever subjects they may differ, it is unbecoming in either to quarrel, and most so about their inheritance. ~ Walter Savage Landor
447:Then turn your eyes back on me,
and tell me that Cathy and I are still children to be treated with condescension, and are incapable of understanding adult subjects. ~ V C Andrews
448:The theoretical broadening which comes from having many humanities subjects on the campus is offset by the general dopiness of the people who study these things. ~ Richard P Feynman
449:Tyranny Is far the worst of treasons. Dost thou deem None rebels except subjects? The prince who Neglects or violates his trust is more A brigand than the robber-chief. ~ Lord Byron
450:We must remember that one of the most insidious ways of keeping women and minorities powerless is to let them only talk about harmless and inconsequential subjects. ~ Mitsuye Yamada
451:Ever since my youth it has disturbed me that of the literary works that survived their own epoch, so many dealt with historical rather than contemporary subjects. ~ Lion Feuchtwanger
452:Everyone asks me how I get my subjects to open up to me. There’s no formula to it. It’s just a matter of who you are and how you talk to people - of being yourself. ~ Mary Ellen Mark
453:In book subjects a student can only do a student's work. All that can be measured is how well he learns, rather than how well he performs. All he can show is promise. ~ Peter Drucker
454:One should be wary of talking on end about such subjects as learning, morality or folklore in front of elders or people of rank. It is disagreeable to listen to. ~ Yamamoto Tsunetomo
455:The life of our city is rich in poetic and marvelous subjects. We are enveloped and steeped as though in an atmosphere of the marvelous; but we do not notice it. ~ Charles Baudelaire
456:The system needs students who will work at "tough subjects," and it needs executives who will take work home and find their principal pleasure in driving hard on the job. ~ Anonymous
457:You can't force someone to love you-don't you get it? You can force them to kill for you. You can force them to be your subjects. You can't make someone love you! ~ Maggie Stiefvater
458:Action learning particularly obliges subjects to become aware of their own value systems, by demanding that the real problems tackled carry some risk of personal failure. ~ Reg Revans
459:I have tried to draw the human effigy (and all the other subjects dealt with in my paintings) in an immediate and effective way without any reference to the aesthetic. ~ Jean Dubuffet
460:I was a catastrophe at Science and Games, but the good thing about Quaker schools is that they encourage you in those subjects for which you show an aptitude. ~ Richard Rodney Bennett
461:Only the English created a new England, settled not by subjects of the Crown resolved to live beyond the seas, but by pioneers and builders in a land of new promise. ~ Stephen W Sears
462:Real power does not consist in the ability to inflict capital punishment upon the subjects, but in the will and the ability to protect the subjects against the world. ~ Mahatma Gandhi
463:Several lackluster rulers followed Mansa Wali, including Khalifa, another one of Sundiata’s sons, who unfortunately went insane and shot arrows at his subjects. ~ Patricia C McKissack
464:The past itself, as historical change continues to accelerate, has become the most surreal of subjects - making it possible... to see a new beauty in what is vanishing. ~ Susan Sontag
465:Every wise, just, and mild government, by rendering the condition of its subjects easy and secure, will always abound most in people, as well as in commodities and riches. ~ David Hume
466:I even tried to join the army, but they wouldn’t have me. The bloke in the uniform took one look at my ugly mug and said, ‘Sorry, we want subjects, not objects'. ~ Ozzy Osbourne
467:In 1849 he had forty-six chieftains sign a treaty in which they declared themselves subjects of the queen. The Crown has had right of preemption for land sales ever since. ~ Sarah Lark
468:A great leader must share the hardships of his followers, of his soldiers, of his subjects. That is how he wins their respect. Great leaders do not complain. Not ever. ~ Joe Abercrombie
469:Because I was extremely uncomfortable talking about sex with him at all and particularly in such a graphic way, I told him that I did not want to talk about these subjects. ~ Anita Hill
470:If one mistreats citizens of foreign countries, one infringes upon one's duty toward one's own subjects; for thus one exposes themto the law of retribution. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
471:I talk in subjects and verbs, and sort of wind around in concentric circles until I get far enough away from the beginning so that I can call it the end, and it ends. ~ Garrison Keillor
472:Of all the subjects on this planet, I think my parents would have been hard put to name one less useful than Greek mythology to securing the keys to an executive bathroom. ~ J K Rowling
473:In school math and science were my favorite subjects, but I probably in my true self I'm more of a people person. At the same time, I don't think that's how I recharge. ~ Emily Deschanel
474:Science alone of all the subjects contains within itself the lesson of the danger of belief in the infallibility of the greatest teachers of the preceding generation. ~ Richard P Feynman
475:That frontier operated as a rough and ready homeostatic device; the more a state pressed its subjects, the fewer subjects it had. The frontier underwrote popular freedom. ~ James C Scott
476:When a great genius appears in the world you may know him by this sign; that the dunces are all in confederacy against him."

[Thoughts on Various Subjects] ~ Jonathan Swift
477:rehearsing the transitions is especially important. The audience needs to hear in your voice when you’re doubling down on an idea, versus when you’re changing subjects. ~ Chris J Anderson
478:The Autocrat of all the Russias will resign his crown, and proclaim his subjects free republicans sooner than will our American masters voluntarily give up their slaves. ~ Abraham Lincoln
479:There was a long silence, during which Father Marco’s thoughts finally drifted from the matter of wealth to the matter of God—few minds can entertain both subjects at once. ~ Laila Lalami
480:These subjects were also covered in classes, but this was the Age of Enlightenment and the pursuit of knowledge was all the rage—even among fun-loving young men. Benjamin ~ Brian Kilmeade
481:If taxes are laid upon us without our having a legal representation where they are laid, we are reduced from the character of free subjects to the state of tributary slaves. ~ Samuel Adams
482:I'm always amazed that my wife can handle different subjects - one day politics, the next day foreign policy. And she always has so much fun doing it. We make a good team. ~ Alan Greenspan
483:Packing is one of those many things that I feel I know more about than any other person living. (It surprises me myself, sometimes, how many of these subjects there are.) ~ Jerome K Jerome
484:We have enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love one another. ~ Jonathan Swift, Thoughts on Various Subjects. Collected by Pope and Swift; found in Spectator No. 459
485:Abroad, they have covered pretty much all subjects, explored every possibility, every twist. So similarities between ideas you have and those filmed abroad are quite possible. ~ Ajay Devgan
486:I don't Tweet a lot because I've Tweeted things that I thought were really innocuous about subjects that are inflammatory, and the response is so insane sometimes from people. ~ Lewis Black
487:It becomes more and more difficult to avoid the idea of black men as subjects of not just racial profiling but of an insidious form of racial obliteration sanctioned by silence. ~ Aberjhani
488:it is certain that seditions, wars, and contempt or breach of the laws are not so much to be imputed to the wickedness of the subjects, as to the bad state of the dominion. ~ Baruch Spinoza
489:It slowly dawned on the volunteers that they were not patients but subjects; separated from their friends and community in Kalaupapa, they felt like outcasts among outcasts. ~ Alan Brennert
490:Speak seldom, but to important subjects, except such as particularly relate to your constituents, and, in the former case, make yourself perfectly master of the subject. ~ George Washington
491:World War II was a news dispatch, nothing more, listened to and gone in the very next moment—replaced by thoughts of his three favorite subjects: girls and music and food. ~ Mark T Sullivan
492:But science is a process, not a conclusion. Science subjects itself to constant testing by a set of careful rules under which theories can only be displaced by better theories. ~ Tom Nichols
493:Gives not the hawthorn bush a sweeter shade To shepherds, looking on their silly sheep, Than doth a rich embroider'd canopy To kings that fear their subjects treachery? ~ William Shakespeare
494:I'm always trying to tackle subjects that tax me and make me think. That's the key to staying young at heart. The brain has to be exercised the same as the rest of the body. ~ Clint Eastwood
495:It has become the fashion to talk about Mysticism, even to pose as Mystics, and—need it be said?—those who talk the most on such subjects are those who know the least. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas
496:It is absolutely essential that the oppressed participate in the revolutionary process with an increasingly critical awareness of their role as subjects of the transformation. ~ Paulo Freire
497:My feeling is that poetry will wither on the vine if you don't regularly come back to the simplest fundamentals of the poem: rhythm, rhyme, simple subjects - love, death, war. ~ James Fenton
498:The national will is the supreme law of the Republic, and on all subjects within the limits of his constitutional powers should be faithfully obeyed by the public servant. ~ Martin Van Buren
499:The only way the kingdom of God is going to be manifest in this world before Christ comes is if we manifest it by the way we live as citizens of heaven and subjects of the King. ~ R C Sproul
500:There is something fascinatingly awkward about an author photo. I'm drawn to those glossy shots in the back of books, mostly because the subjects never look happy to be there. ~ Pamela Ribon


   74 Integral Yoga
   34 Occultism
   31 Philosophy
   29 Christianity
   26 Poetry
   19 Fiction
   10 Yoga
   10 Psychology
   5 Education
   4 Mythology
   2 Theosophy
   1 Sufism
   1 Mysticism
   1 Kabbalah
   1 Integral Theory
   1 Hinduism
   1 Buddhism
   1 Alchemy

   45 Sri Aurobindo
   28 The Mother
   22 Nolini Kanta Gupta
   14 Plotinus
   14 H P Lovecraft
   14 Aleister Crowley
   12 Saint Augustine of Hippo
   11 James George Frazer
   9 Satprem
   8 A B Purani
   7 Swami Krishnananda
   7 Plato
   7 Carl Jung
   6 Saint John of Climacus
   6 Aldous Huxley
   5 Percy Bysshe Shelley
   3 William Wordsworth
   3 Swami Vivekananda
   3 Sri Ramakrishna
   3 Robert Browning
   3 Ovid
   3 Nirodbaran
   3 Jordan Peterson
   2 Sri Ramana Maharshi
   2 Saint Teresa of Avila
   2 Rudolf Steiner
   2 Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
   2 Jorge Luis Borges
   2 Aristotle

   11 The Golden Bough
   11 Magick Without Tears
   11 City of God
   9 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 07
   8 Evening Talks With Sri Aurobindo
   7 The Study and Practice of Yoga
   6 The Synthesis Of Yoga
   6 The Secret Doctrine
   6 The Perennial Philosophy
   6 The Ladder of Divine Ascent
   6 Liber ABA
   5 The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna
   5 Shelley - Poems
   5 On Education
   4 The Life Divine
   4 The Interior Castle or The Mansions
   4 Talks
   4 Record of Yoga
   4 Plotinus - Complete Works Vol 03
   4 Plotinus - Complete Works Vol 01
   4 Essays In Philosophy And Yoga
   4 Collected Poems
   4 5.1.01 - Ilion
   3 Wordsworth - Poems
   3 Vedic and Philological Studies
   3 Twelve Years With Sri Aurobindo
   3 Questions And Answers 1957-1958
   3 Plotinus - Complete Works Vol 04
   3 Plotinus - Complete Works Vol 02
   3 Mysterium Coniunctionis
   3 Metamorphoses
   3 Maps of Meaning
   3 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03
   3 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01
   3 Browning - Poems
   3 Agenda Vol 08
   2 Words Of Long Ago
   2 The Problems of Philosophy
   2 The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious
   2 Sex Ecology Spirituality
   2 Questions And Answers 1956
   2 Questions And Answers 1954
   2 Questions And Answers 1950-1951
   2 Prayers And Meditations
   2 Poetics
   2 Letters On Yoga IV
   2 Essays Divine And Human
   2 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 08
   2 Agenda Vol 09
   2 Agenda Vol 05
   2 Advanced Dungeons and Dragons 2E

0.03 - III - The Evening Sittings, #Evening Talks With Sri Aurobindo, #unset, #Integral Yoga
   What was talked in the small group informally was not intended by Sri Aurobindo to be the independent expression of his views on the subjects, events or the persons discussed. Very often what he said was in answer to the spiritual need of the individual or of the collective atmosphere. It was like a spiritual remedy meant to produce certain spiritual results, not a philosophical or metaphysical pronouncement on questions, events or movements. The net result of some talks very often was to point out to the disciple the inherent incapacity of the human intellect and its secondary place in the search for the ultimate Reality.
   But there were occasions when he did give his independent, personal views on some problems, on events or other subjects. Even then it was never an authoritarian pronouncement. Most often it appeared to be a logically worked out and almost inevitable conclusion expressed quite impersonally though with firm and sincere conviction. This impersonality was such a prominent trait of his personality! Even in such matters as dispatching a letter or a telegram it would not be a command from him to a disciple to carry out the task. Most often during his usual passage to the dining room he would stop on the way, drop in on the company of four or five disciples and, holding out the letter or the telegram, would say in the most amiable and yet the most impersonal way: "I suppose this has to be sent." And it would be for someone in the group instantly to volunteer and take it. The expression he very often used was "It was done" or "It happened", not "I did."

0.04 - The Systems of Yoga, #The Synthesis Of Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Rajayoga takes a higher flight. It aims at the liberation and perfection not of the bodily, but of the mental being, the control of the emotional and sensational life, the mastery of the whole apparatus of thought and consciousness. It fixes its eyes on the citta, that stuff of mental consciousness in which all these activities arise, and it seeks, even as Hathayoga with its physical material, first to purify and to tranquillise. The normal state of man is a condition of trouble and disorder, a kingdom either at war with itself or badly governed; for the lord, the Purusha, is subjected to his ministers, the faculties, subjected even to his subjects, the instruments of sensation, emotion, action, enjoyment. Swarajya, self-rule, must be substituted for this subjection.

01.07 - Blaise Pascal (1623-1662), #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   And the reason is his metaphysics. It is the Jansenist conception of God and human nature that inspired and coloured all his experience and consciousness. According to it, as according to the Calvinist conception, man is a corrupt being, corroded to the core, original sin has branded his very soul. Only Grace saves him and releases him. The order of sin and the order of Grace are distinct and disparate worlds and yet they complement each other and need each other. Greatness and misery are intertwined, united, unified with each other in him. Here is an echo of the Manichean position which also involves an abyss. But even then God's grace is not a free agent, as Jesuits declare; there is a predestination that guides and controls it. This was one of the main subjects he treated in his famous open letters (Les Provinciales) that brought him renown almost overnight. Eternal hell is a possible prospect that faces the Jansenist. That was why a Night always over-shadowed the Day in Pascal's soul.

01.10 - Principle and Personality, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   We do not speak like politicians or banias; but the very truth of the matter demands such a policy or line of action. It is very well to talk of principles and principles alone, but what are principles unless they take life and form in a particular individual? They are airy nothings, notions in the brain of logicians and metaphysicians, fit subjects for discussion in the academy, but they are devoid of that vital urge which makes them creative agencies. We have long lines of philosophers, especially European, who most scrupulously avoided all touch of personalities, whose utmost care was to keep principles pure and unsullied; and the upshot was that those principles remained principles only, barren and infructuous, some thing like, in the strong and puissant phrase of BaudelaireLa froide majest de la femme strile. And on the contrary, we have had other peoples, much addicted to personalitiesespecially in Asiawho did not care so much for abstract principles as for concrete embodiments; and what has been the result here? None can say that they did not produce anything or produced only still-born things. They produced living creaturesephemeral, some might say, but creatures that lived and moved and had their days.

03.08 - The Standpoint of Indian Art, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   It is this quality which has sometimes made Indian art seem deficient in its human appeal: the artist chose deliberately to be non-human, even in the portrayal of human subjects, in order to bring out the universal and the transcendent element in the truth and beauty of things. Man is not the measure of creation, nor human motives the highest or the deepest of nature's movements: at best, man is but a symbol of truths beyond his humanity.

04.02 - The Growth of the Flame, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Impatient subjects, their tied longing hearts
  Hugging the bonds close of which they most complained,

05.07 - The Observer and the Observed, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   In the other case the world exists here below in its own reality, outside all apprehending subject; even the universal subject is in a sense part of it, immanent in itit embraces the subject in its comprehending consciousness and posits it as part of itself or a function of its apprehension. The many Purushas (conscious beings or subjects) are imbedded in the universal Nature, say the Sankhyas. Kali, Divine Nature, is the manifest Omnipresent, omniscient, omnipotent reality holding within her the transcendent divine Purusha who supports, sanctions and inspires secretly, yet is dependent on the Mahashakti and without her is nothing, unyam. That is how the Tantriks put it. We may mention here, among European philosophers, the rather interesting conclusion of Leibnitz (to which Russell draws our attention): space is subjective to the view of each monad (subject unit) separately, it is objective when it consists of the assemblage of the view-points of all the monads.

05.10 - Children and Child Mentality, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   There are two failings which a teacher must guard againstto which he is usually proneif he wishes to secure respect and obedience and trust from children: (I) telling a lie and (2) losing temper. A child can easily find out whether you are spinning a long yarn or not. He is inquisitive, irrepressively curious and, above all, he has his own manner and angle of looking at things. He puts questions about all things and subjects and in all ways that seem queer to an adult view. His answers too to questions, his solutions of problems are very unorthodox, bizarre. But it is all the more the task of the elder not only to put up with all these vagaries, but also with great sympathy and patience to appreciate and understand what the child attempts to express. If you get irritated or angry and try to snub or brush him away, it would mean the end of all cordial relation between you and him. Or, again, if you try to hoodwink him, give a false answer to hide your ignorance, in that case too the child will not be deceived, he will find you out and lose all respect for you. It is far better to own your ignorance, saying you do not know than to pose as a knowing man; although that may affect to some extent his sense of hero-worship and he may not entertain any longer the unspoilt awe and esteem with which he was accustomed to look up to you, still you will not lose his affection and confidence. Infinite patience and a temper that is never frayed or ruffled are demanded of the teacher and the parent who wish to guide and control successfully and happily a child. With that you can mould in the end the most refractory child, without that you will fail even with a child of goodwill.

06.03 - Types of Meditation, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   The first is to think on one subject in a continuous logical order. When, for example, you have to find the solution of a problem, you go step by step from one operation to another in a chain till you finally arrive at the conclusion. The thought is withdrawn from all other objects and is canalised along a single line. This is a kind of meditation, although it may not be usually known by that name. It marks a progress in the make-up of the human consciousness. For normally the mind moves at random, thoughts run about on many subjects, various, contrary and contradictory, from moment to moment. There is neither direction, consistency nor organisation: it is a confused mass of incomplete, inchoate thoughts. The control and organisation of this mass, to start with, in a limited sphere and in a definite direction, the rejection of the unnecessary and the irrelevant and the marshalling and ordering of the required elements form the first exercise towards mental growth. All high intelligence, all effective wielding of thought power needs this discipline. Under the present circumstances of the world the school-life gives the best opportunity for this development. This is a meditation that should be obligatory and universal.

07.45 - Specialisation, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   You have, for example, several subjects to learn at school. Well, learn as many as possible. If you study at home, read as many varieties as possible. I know you are usually asked and advised to follow a different way. You are to take as few subjects as possible and specialise. Yes, that is the general ideal: specialisation, to be an expert in one thing. If you wish to be a good philosopher, read philosophy only; if you wish to be a good chemist, do only chemistry; and even you should concentrate upon only one problem or thesis in philosophy or chemistry. In sports you are asked to do the same. Choose one item and fix your attention upon that alone. If you want to be a good tennis player, think of tennis alone. However, I am not of that opinion. My experience is different. I believe, there are general faculties in man which he should acquire and cultivate more than specialise himself. Of course, if it is your ambition to be a Monsieur or Madame Curie who wanted to discover one particular thing, to find out a new mystery of a definite kind, then you have to concentrate upon the one thing in view. But even then, once the object is gained, you can turn very well to other things. Besides, it is not an impossibility in the midst of the one-pointed pursuit to find occasions and opportunities to be interested in other pursuits.

1.00e - DIVISION E - MOTION ON THE PHYSICAL AND ASTRAL PLANES, #A Treatise on Cosmic Fire, #Alice Bailey, #Occultism
  d. Tasting. He tastes then finally and discriminates, for taste is the great sense that begins to hold sway during the discriminating process that takes place when the illusory nature of matter is in process of realisation. Discrimination is the educatory process to which the Self subjects itself in the process of developing intuition that faculty whereby the Self recognises its own essence in and under all forms. Discrimination concerns the duality of nature, the Self and the not-self, and is the means of their differentiation in the process of abstraction; the intuition concerns unity and is the capacity of the Self to contact other selves, and is not a faculty whereby the not-self is contacted. Hence, its rarity these days owing to the intense individualisation of the Ego, and its identification with the forma necessary identification at this particular time. As the sense of taste on the higher planes is developed, it leads one to ever finer distinctions till one is finally led through the form, right to the heart of one's nature.

1.00g - Foreword, #Magick Without Tears, #Aleister Crowley, #Philosophy
  Crowley at first intended to call the book "ALEISTER EXPLAINS EVERYTHING", and sent the following circular to his friends and disciples asking them to suggest subjects for inclusion.
    "This plan has been put into action; the idea has been to cover the subjects from every possible angle. The style has been colloquial and fluent; technical terms have either been carefully avoided or most carefully explained; and the letter has not been admitted to the series until the querent has expressed satisfaction. Some seventy letters, up to the present have been written, but still there seem to be certain gaps in the demonstration, like those white patches on the map of the World, which looked so tempting fifty years ago.

1.00 - Gospel, #The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, #Sri Ramakrishna, #Hinduism
  Rmkumr did not at first oppose the ways of his temperamental brother. He wanted Gaddhar to become used to the conditions of city life. But one day he decided to warn the boy about his indifference to the world. After all, in the near future Gaddhar must, as a householder, earn his livelihood through the performance of his brhminical duties; and these required a thorough knowledge of Hindu law, astrology, and kindred subjects.
  Srad Devi, in the company of her husband, had rare spiritual experiences. She said: "I have no words to describe my wonderful exaltation of spirit as I watched him in his different moods. Under the influence of divine emotion he would sometimes talk on abstruse subjects, sometimes laugh, sometimes weep, and sometimes become perfectly motionless in Samdhi. This would continue throughout the night. There was such an extraordinary divine presence in him that now and then I would shake with fear and wonder how the night would pass. Months went by in this way. Then one day he discovered that I had to keep awake the whole night lest, during my sleep, he should go into Samdhi - for it might happen at any moment -, and so he asked me to sleep in the Nahabat."

1.00 - Gospel Preface, #The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, #Sri Ramakrishna, #Hinduism
  Sri Mahendra Nath Gupta, familiary known to the readers of the Gospel by his pen name M., and to the devotees as Master Mahashay, was born on the 14th of July, 1854 as the son of Madhusudan Gupta, an officer of the Calcutta High Court, and his wife, Swarnamayi Devi. He had a brilliant scholastic career at Hare School and the Presidency College at Calcutta. The range of his studies included the best that both occidental and oriental learning had to offer. English literature, history, economics, western philosophy and law on the one hand, and Sanskrit literature and grammar, Darsanas, Puranas, Smritis, Jainism, Buddhism, astrology and Ayurveda on the other were the subjects in which he attained considerable proficiency.
  He was an educationist all his life both in a spiritual and in a secular sense. After he passed out of College, he took up work as headmaster in a number of schools in succession Narail High School, City School, Ripon College School, Metropolitan School, Aryan School, Oriental School, Oriental Seminary and Model School. The causes of his migration from school to school were that he could not get on with some of the managements on grounds of principles and that often his spiritual mood drew him away to places of pilgrimage for long periods. He worked with some of the most noted public men of the time like Iswar Chandra Vidysgar and Surendranath Banerjee. The latter appointed him as a professor in the City and Ripon Colleges where he taught subjects like English, philosophy, history and economics. In his later days he took over the Morton School, and he spent his time in the staircase room of the third floor of it, administering the school and preaching the message of the Master. He was much respected in educational circles where he was usually referred to as Rector Mahashay. A teacher who had worked under him writes thus in warm appreciation of his teaching methods: "Only when I worked with him in school could I appreciate what a great educationist he was. He would come down to the level of his students when teaching, though he himself was so learned, so talented. Ordinarily teachers confine their instruction to what is given in books without much thought as to whether the student can accept it or not. But M., would first of all gauge how much the student could take in and by what means. He would employ aids to teaching like maps, pictures and diagrams, so that his students could learn by seeing. Thirty years ago (from 1953) when the question of imparting education through the medium of the mother tongue was being discussed, M. had already employed Bengali as the medium of instruction in the Morton School." (M The Apostle and the Evangelist by Swami Nityatmananda Part I. P. 15.)

1.010 - Self-Control - The Alpha and Omega of Yoga, #The Study and Practice of Yoga, #Swami Krishnananda, #Yoga
  Previously we were touching upon the nature of perceptions of objects, and these were explained as the reasons behind our attachments and aversions, our love of individual physical life and dread of death, etc. It was also discovered that self-affirmation or egoism becomes a necessary link, an intermediary between the external acts of cognition, perception, attachment, aversion etc., and the ultimate cause of the appearance of this phenomenon, of which we have no knowledge. This phenomenon was explained also as having been caused by a vast multiple manifestation of the Ultimate Reality in the form of what we may call 'located individuals', as if one is not connected with the other, so that each individual which was originally an inseparable part of the Ultimate Truth or Reality, enjoying the status of pure selfhood or subjectivity got distorted into an object of the cognitive act and perceptive action of the senses, so that it is possible to regard any person and any object in this world either as a subject from its own point of view, or as an object from another's point of view. It is this peculiar double character, or dual role, of persons and things in this world that has made life difficult. Which is the correct attitude: to regard things as subjects, or regard them as objects? Well, the correct attitude would be to regard everything as it ought to be regarded from the point of view of what it really is.
  Can we look upon anything, any person, any object for the matter of that, as something which is to be utilised as a kind of instrument in perception or cognition, or has it a status of its own? What we mean by a status of one's own is a capacity to exist by oneself, independent of external relations and dependence on others; this is the nature of subjectivity. Everyone, you and I included, has a status of one's own. It is this status that gets distorted later on into what they call egoism, pride, etc., what is called ijjat in Hindi a kind of stupid form which it has taken, though originally it was a spiritual status. Our status as pure subjects is incapable of objectification, and it is not intended to be used as a tool for another's activity or satisfaction. It is not in the nature of things to subject themselves into objects as vehicles of action and satisfaction for somebody else, because every individual, judged from its own real status, enjoys subjectivity. It is an end in itself, and not a means.

1.01 - Description of the Castle, #The Interior Castle or The Mansions, #Saint Teresa of Avila, #Christianity
  12.: You may think, my daughters, that all this does not concern you, because, by God's grace, you are farther advanced; still, you must be patient with me, for I can explain myself on some spiritual matters concerning prayer in no other way. May our Lord enable me to speak to the point; the subject is most difficult to understand without personal experience of such graces. Any one who has received them will know how impossible it is to avoid touching on subjects which, by the mercy of God, will never apply to us.

1.01f - Introduction, #The Lotus Sutra, #Anonymous, #Various
  Abandoning their prosperous lands,
  Palaces, subjects and harems,
  Shaving their heads and beards,

1.01 - SAMADHI PADA, #Patanjali Yoga Sutras, #Swami Vivekananda, #Hinduism
  Memory is when the (Vrttis of) perceived subjects do
  not slip away (and through impressions come back to
  Friendship, mercy, gladness, indifference, being
  thought of in regard to subjects, happy, unhappy,
  good and evil respectively, pacify the Chitta.
  in misery; when people are happy we ought to be happy, and
  to the wicked we must be indifferent. So with all subjects that
  come before us. If the subject is a good one, we shall feel
  good we must be glad, if it is evil we must be indifferent.
  These attitudes of the mind towards the different subjects that
  come before it will make the mind peaceful. Most of our
  these old streets, retracing a thought as it were. Now perhaps
  you have remarked that when I talk on subjects that in which I
  take a few ideas that are familiar to everyone, and combine,

1.020 - The World and Our World, #The Study and Practice of Yoga, #Swami Krishnananda, #Yoga
  Everything does not seem to be in our hands. We cannot change the pattern of things. We cannot make the sun rise in the west merely because we think that it should be so. So there seems to be something which is outside the jurisdiction of mental operations, to which the operations of the mind should accord, and whose law the mind has to follow. We cannot suddenly imagine that a cup of milk is identical with a stone. The stone and the milk are not identical, and the mind cannot change one into the other by any amount of thought. So, the hard reality, in the form of an external something which the world presents before the mind, has led many to conclude that the mind cannot determine the objects. On the other hand, the objects have a reality of their own and they influence the mind, so that the mind subjects itself to the conditions of the object, rather than conditions the object by its own laws.

1.025 - Sadhana - Intensifying a Lighted Flame, #The Study and Practice of Yoga, #Swami Krishnananda, #Yoga
  In the practice of one reality, ekatattva abhyasah, mentioned by Sage Patanjali in one of his sutras for the purpose of restraining the modifications of the mind, there are, again, grades of approach. The one reality is not necessarily the Absolute Reality, though that is the aim, ultimately. As was mentioned previously, a reality, for the purpose of practice, is that condition which can fulfil a particular need of a specific state of mind under a given condition. So until the Absolute Reality is reached, all other realities are relative realities. Every reality, as far as we are concerned empirically, is relative subject to transcendence. Nevertheless, it is a reality to us, which only goes to prove that we are also only relative realities. We, as individuals, are not absolute realities and, therefore, we are satisfied with what is relative. We are not in daily contact with the Absolute; what we are in contact with is a relative reality. And inasmuch as the subject experiencing and the object experienced are on the same level or degree of reality, it goes without saying that the empirical subjects that we all are come under relative reality, and not the Absolute Reality.

1.02 - MAPS OF MEANING - THREE LEVELS OF ANALYSIS, #Maps of Meaning, #Jordan Peterson, #Psychology
  participate. (It is also of great interest to note that an additional waveform, the N4, is produced when human
  experimental subjects are exposed to abstracted symbols with integral significance, such as written, spoken
  or signed words and faces, in a meaningful context.102 In such a context, the N4 occurs after the N2 but
  subject becomes aware of some relationship between sensory input and motor action. Likewise, the
  N2/P3 waveform appears only when the experimental stimulus utilized has captured the subjects attention
  and reached his or her awareness.104 Consciousness (affiliated tightly with orienting, for the purposes of
  emotional response, in the past, because they generally took place under exceptionally controlled
  circumstances. subjects evaluated for their responses to novelty are generally presented with stimuli that
  are only novel in the most trivial the most normal of manners. A tone, for example, which differs
  When a cat is presented to established mixed-sex groups of laboratory rats living in a visible burrow
  system, the behaviors of the subjects change dramatically, in many cases for 24 hours or more.124 The
  initial active defensive behavior, flight to the tunnel/chamber system, is followed by a period of
  cries, at a high rate.125 As freezing breaks up, proxemic avoidance of the open area gradually gives way
  to a pattern of risk assessment of the area where the cat was encountered. subjects poke their heads
  out of the tunnel openings to scan the open area where the cat was presented, for minutes or hours
  descent made him supremely the intermediary between gods and men. The sovereign represented the
  people before the gods, and it was he who expiated the sins of his subjects. Sometimes he had to suffer
  death for his peoples crimes; this is why the Assyrians had a substitute for the king. The texts
  As incarnating Ma at, the pharaoh constitutes the paradigmatic example for all his subjects. As the
  vizier Rekh-mi-Re expresses it: He is a god who makes us live by his acts. The work of the pharaoh
  additionally considered: the state of being that includes or precedes the division of everything into these
  three constituent elements. This state might be regarded as the true source of all things, subjects and objects
   as the single ancestor and final destination of all. The complete mythological world of experience is
  Archaic myths describing the ultimate origin concern themselves with representation of the source, not
  of objects, in the modern sense, but of subjects and the experience of those subjects (some part of which
  can be regarded as objects). Such myths typically describe the genesis of the world of experience by
  dark, material, feminine, yin.279 According to the adepts of medieval alchemy, discernible objects of
  experience (and the subjects who experienced them) emerged from the round chaos, which was a spherical
  container of the primordial element.280 The God of Islam, Judaism and Christianity, Alpha and Omega, the
  The death of the King who is the ritual model for emulation [the figure who brings order or
  predictability to interpersonal interaction undertaken among his subjects] means potential dissolution of
  security and protection. The Kings death (his return to heaven, or to the kingdom of the dead) is
  equivalent to the fracturing of a protective wall. The unknown, from which his subjects were protected,
  pours through the breached wall. The kingdom risks inundation:
  meaning. Such tendencies are not restricted to those dominated by the totalitarian, either. Frye states:
  The function of the king is primarily to represent, for his subjects, the unity of their society in an
  individual form. Even yet Elizabeth II can draw crowds wherever she appears, not because there is
  according to the principle of respect for the intrinsic value of the living or, it might be said. This makes
  him the King who takes advice from his subjects who is willing to enter into creative interchange with
  those he dominates, legally and to benefit from this advice from the unworthy.

1.02 - Priestly Kings, #The Golden Bough, #unset, #Integral Yoga
  intercessors between man and god, but as themselves gods, able to
  bestow upon their subjects and worshippers those blessings which are
  commonly supposed to be beyond the reach of mortals, and are sought,

1.02 - Taras Tantra, #Tara - The Feminine Divine, #unset, #Integral Yoga
  conceptions are not false but partially true. Likewise,
  when we study a science, the more subtle subjects
  analyzed at the end of the study do not destro y the

1.02 - The Human Soul, #The Interior Castle or The Mansions, #Saint Teresa of Avila, #Christianity
  7.: So obscure are these spiritual matters that to explain them an ignorant person like myself must say much that is superfluous, and even alien to the subject, before coming to the point. My readers must be patient with me, as I am with myself while writing what I do not understand; indeed, I often take up the paper like a dunce, not knowing what to say, nor how to begin. Doubtless there is need for me to do my best to explain these spiritual subjects to you, for we often hear how beneficial prayer is for our souls; our Constitutions oblige us to pray so many hours a day, yet tell us nothing of what part we ourselves can take in it and very little of the work God does in the soul by its means.22' It will be helpful, in setting it before you in various ways, to consider this heavenly edifice within us, so little understood by men, near as they often come to it. Our Lord gave me grace to understand something of such matters when I wrote on them before, yet I think I have more light now, especially on the more difficult questions. Unfortunately I am too ignorant to treat of such subjects without saying much that is already well known.
  11.: Two advantages are gained by this practice. First, it is clear that white looks far whiter when placed near something black, and on the contrary, black never looks so dark as when seen beside something white. Secondly, our understanding and will become more noble and capable of good in every way when we turn from ourselves to God: it is very injurious never to raise our minds above the mire of our own faults. I described how murky and fetid are the streams that spring from the source of a soul in mortal sin.25' Thus (although the case is not really the same, God forbid! this is only a comparison), while we are continually absorbed in contemplating the weakness of our earthly nature, the springs of our actions will never flow free from the mire of timid, weak, and cowardly thoughts, such as: 'I wonder whether people are noticing me or not! If I follow this course, will harm come to me? Dare I begin this work? Would it not be presumptuous? Is it right for any one as faulty as myself to speak on sublime spiritual subjects?26' Will not people think too well of me, if I make myself singular? Extremes are bad, even in virtue; sinful as I am I shall only fall the lower. Perhaps I shall fail and be a source of scandal to good people; such a person as I am has no need of peculiarities.'

1.02 - The Refusal of the Call, #The Hero with a Thousand Faces, #Joseph Campbell, #Mythology
  The king was confounded and ashamed, since this befell in the presence of his grandees and soldier-officers assembled on a high festival and state occasion; but presently the majesty of kingship took him, and he cried out at his son and made him tremble. Then he called to the guards standing before him and commanded, "Seize him!" So they came forward and laid hands on him and, binding him, brought him before his sire, who bade them pinion his elbows behind his back and in this guise make him stand before the presence. And the prince bowed down his head for fear and apprehension, and his brow and face were beaded and spangled with sweat; and shame and confusion trou bled him sorely. Thereupon his father abused him and reviled him and cried, "Woe to thee, thou son of adultery and nursling of abomination! How durst thou answer me in this wise before my captains and soldiers? But hitherto none hath chastised thee.
  Knowest thou not that this deed thou hast done were a disgrace to him had it been done by the meanest of my subjects?" And the king ordered his mamelukes to loose his elbow-bonds and imprison him in one of the bastions of the citadel.
  So they took the prince and thrust him into an old tower in which there was a dilapidated salon, and in its midst a ruined well, after having first swept it and cleansed its floor-rags and set therein a couch on which they laid a mattress, a leathern rug, and a cushion. And then they brought a great lantern and a wax candle; for that place was dark, even by day. And lastly the mamelukes led Kamar al-Zaman thither, and stationed a eunuch at the door. And when all this was done, the prince threw himself on the couch, sad-spirited, and heavyhearted, blaming himself and repenting of his injurious conduct to his father.

1.036 - The Rise of Obstacles in Yoga Practice, #The Study and Practice of Yoga, #Swami Krishnananda, #Yoga
  The psychology of the destruction of these obstacles is most interesting. Only a sincere seeker, one who practises yoga, will know the interesting features of these processes. These are not theoretical discussions or academic subjects, but they are, as a matter of fact, the hard realities of practical life. The obstacles are nothing but the peculiar relationships that we have with things outside; these are the obstacles. By 'relationship', we do not mean the visible relationships of friendliness and enmity, etc. love, hatred, and the like with which we are familiar in waking life. The relationships are the connection of our whole personality with everything outside, and not merely in the function of thought on its conscious level.

1.03 - Hieroglypics Life and Language Necessarily Symbolic, #Magick Without Tears, #Aleister Crowley, #Philosophy
  "But why? Why all this elaborate symbolism? Why not say straight out what you mean? Surely the subject is difficult enough in any case must you put on a mask to make it clear? I know you well enough by now to be sure that you will not fob me off with any Holy-Willie nonsense about the ineffable, about human language being inadequate to reveal such Mysteries, about the necessity of constructing a new language to explain a new system of thought; of course I know that this had to be done in the case of chemistry, of higher mathematics, indeed of almost all technical subjects; but I feel that you have some other, deeper explanation in reserve.

1.03 - PERSONALITY, SANCTITY, DIVINE INCARNATION, #The Perennial Philosophy, #Aldous Huxley, #Philosophy
  Among the cultivated and mentally active, hagiography is now a very unpopular form of literature. The fact is not at all surprising. The cultivated and the mentally active have an insatiable appetite for novelty, diversity and distraction. But the saints, however commanding their talents and whatever the nature of their professional activities, are all incessantly preoccupied with only one subjectspiritual Reality and the means by which they and their fellows can come to the unitive knowledge of that Reality. And as for their actions these are as monotonously uniform as their thoughts; for in all circumstances they behave selflessly, patiently and with indefatigable charity. No wonder, then, if the biographies of such men and women remain unread. For one well educated person who knows anything about William Law there are two or three hundred who have read Boswells life of his younger contemporary. Why? Because, until he actually lay dying, Johnson indulged himself in the most fascinating of multiple personalities; whereas Law, for all the superiority of his talents was almost absurdly simple and single-minded. Legion prefers to read about Legion. It is for this reason that, in the whole repertory of epic, drama and the novel there are hardly any representations of true theocentric saints.

1.03 - Sympathetic Magic, #The Golden Bough, #unset, #Integral Yoga
  of Egypt, Babylon, and Peru, where the supreme ruler claimed and
  received the servile allegiance of his subjects in the double
  character of a king and a god. It is hardly too much to say that at

1.03 - Tara, Liberator from the Eight Dangers, #How to Free Your Mind - Tara the Liberator, #Thubten Chodron, #unset
  unethical actions. In other situations, a person considers themselves to be a
  competent teacher for subjects that they do not know well and by instructing others, they pass on their misconceptions to the students.
  Just as a lion struts in mountain forests, our pride dwells in the environment of wrong views about the nature of the I or self. Whereas the I

1.03 - The Spiritual Being of Man, #Theosophy, #Alice Bailey, #Occultism
   p. 21
   the laws which guide it to exact thinking because it voluntarily acknowledges their necessity. Nature subjects man to the laws of the change of matter, but he subjects himself to the laws of thought. By this means he makes himself a member of a higher order than that to which he belongs through his body. And this order is the spiritual. The soul is as different from the body as the body is different from the soul. So long as one speaks only of the particles of carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, and oxygen which stir in the body, one has not the soul in view. The soul life begins only when within the motion of these particles sensation arises, and one can say: "I taste sweetness" or "I feel pleasure." Just as little has one the spiritual in view when one considers merely the soul experiences which course through a man who gives himself over entirely to the outer world and his bodily life. Rather is this soul life merely the basis for the spiritual, just as the body is the basis of the soul life. The naturalist, or investigator of nature, has to do with the body, the investigator of the soul (the psychologist) with the soul, and the investigator of the spirit with the spirit. To
   p. 22

1.040 - Re-Educating the Mind, #The Study and Practice of Yoga, #Swami Krishnananda, #Yoga
  This is the purpose of satsanga, listening to discourses of a spiritual and philosophical nature, study of sacred scriptures, svadhyaya, etc. Direct meditation is impossible, for reasons well known; therefore, we go to satsangas and listen to discourses touching upon various subjects, though within a limited circle. The subjects are variegated and yet limited to certain features. Similar is the case with study. If we study the Srimad Bhagavata, or the Ramayana, or the Bhagavadgita, the mind is given a large scope to think of many ideas and to bring into it notions of various features of reality. Though there is a variety presented in the study of a scripture of this kind, this variety is ultimately limited to a particular pattern of thinking.

1.045 - Piercing the Structure of the Object, #The Study and Practice of Yoga, #Swami Krishnananda, #Yoga
  When we dissect an object into its components, the object ceases to be there; we have only the components. The appearance of a single, compact object before the mind is due to a misconception that has arisen in the mind. We dealt with this subject earlier, when we discussed some aspects of Buddhist psychology and certain other relevant subjects in this connection. The belief in the solidity of an object, and the conviction that the object is completely outside one's consciousness, almost go together. They move hand in hand, and it is this difficulty that comes as a tremendous and serious obstacle in meditation.

1.04 - On blessed and ever-memorable obedience, #The Ladder of Divine Ascent, #Saint John of Climacus, #unset
  Those sick souls who try out a physician and receive help from him, and then abandon him out of preference for another before they are completely healed, deserve every punishment from God. Do not run from the hand of him who has brought you to the Lord, for you will never in your life esteem anyone like him.
  It is dangerous for an inexperienced soldier to leave his regiment and engage in single combat. And it is not without peril for a monk to attempt the solitary life before he has had much experience and practice in the struggle with the animal passions. The one subjects his body to danger, the other risks his soul. Two are better than one, says Scripture.3 That is to say, It is better for a son to be with his father, and to struggle with his attachments with the help of the divine power of the Holy Spirit. He who deprives a blind man of his leader, a flock of its shepherd, a lost man of his guide, a child of its father, a patient of his doctor, a ship of its pilot, imperils all. And he who attempts unaided to struggle with the spirits gets killed by them.

1.04 - THE APPEARANCE OF ANOMALY - CHALLENGE TO THE SHARED MAP, #Maps of Meaning, #Jordan Peterson, #Psychology
  In a psychological experiment that deserves to be far better known outside the trade, Bruner and
  Postman384 asked experimental subjects to identify on short and controlled exposure a series of playing
  cards. Many of the cards were normal, but some were made anomalous, e.g., a red six of spades and a
  had seen, and the run was terminated by two successive correct identifications.
  Even on the shortest exposures many subjects identified most of the cards, and after a small increase
  all the subjects identified them all. For the normal cards these identifications were usually correct, but
  the anomalous cards were almost always identified, without apparent hesitation or puzzlement, as
  Without any awareness of trouble, it was immediately fitted to one of the conceptual categories prepared
  by prior experience. One would not even like to say that the subjects had seen something different from
  what they identified. With a further increase of exposure to the anomalous cards, subjects did begin to
  hesitate and to display awareness of anomaly. Exposed, for example, to the red six of spades, some
  Further increase of exposure resulted in still more hesitation and confusion until finally, and sometimes
  quite suddenly, most subjects would produce the correct identification without hesitation. Moreover,
  after doing this with two or three of the anomalous cards, they would have little further difficulty with
  the others. A few subjects, however, were never able to make the requisite adjustment of their categories. Even at forty times the average exposure required to recognize normal cards for what they were,
  more than 10 per cent of the anomalous cards were not correctly identified. And the subjects who then
  failed often experienced acute personal distress. One of them exclaimed: I cant make the suit out,
  held faith in a particular conceptualization of the way) is challenged, such constraints vanish. This
  deconstruction of symbolically patriarchal custom and belief subjects the individual to intrapsychic war
  of conflicting affect the clash of opposites, in Jungian terms subjugates him or her to unbearable
  from the unknown. The hero, by contrast, author and editor of history, masters the known, exceeds its
  bounds, and then subjects it to restructuring exposing chaos once more to view in the process or pushes
  back unknown frontiers, establishing defined territory where nothing but fear and hope existed before. The
  properties. The world as subject (that is, the individual) is an exceedingly complex phenomena more
  complex, by far, than anything else (excepting other subjects). The world as object is hardly less
  mysterious. It is reasonable to regard the interaction of the two as something even more remarkable. We
  been unhappy for not understanding how her soul was made? She did not even comprehend my
  question. She had not, for the briefest moment in her life, had a thought about these subjects with which
  the good Brahmin had so tormented himself. She believed in the bottom of her heart in the

1.05 - Knowledge by Aquaintance and Knowledge by Description, #The Problems of Philosophy, #Bertr and Russell, #Philosophy
  It is obvious that it is only what goes on in our own minds that can be thus known immediately. What goes on in the minds of others is known to us through our perception of their bodies, that is, through the sense-data in us which are associated with their bodies. But for our acquaintance with the contents of our own minds, we should be unable to imagine the minds of others, and therefore we could never arrive at the knowledge that they have minds. It seems natural to suppose that self-consciousness is one of the things that distinguish men from animals: animals, we may suppose, though they have acquaintance with sense-data, never become aware of this acquaintance. I do not mean that they _doubt_ whether they exist, but that they have never become conscious of the fact that they have sensations and feelings, nor therefore of the fact that they, the subjects of their sensations and feelings, exist.

1.05 - Solitude, #Walden, and On The Duty Of Civil Disobedience, #Henry David Thoreau, #Philosophy
  We are the subjects of an experiment which is not a little interesting to me. Can we not do without the society of our gossips a little while under these circumstances,have our own thoughts to cheer us? Confucius says truly, Virtue does not remain as an abandoned orphan; it must of necessity have neighbors.

1.05 - THE HOSTILE BROTHERS - ARCHETYPES OF RESPONSE TO THE UNKNOWN, #Maps of Meaning, #Jordan Peterson, #Psychology
  of social hierarchy, destroys all previous ideals, undermines all goal-directed activity exposes essential
  human vulnerability, and subjects it to ruthless exploitation. The arrested individual is brutally stripped of
  every reminder of previous identity, his predictable environment, his conditional hope left bereft even of
  ways of distorting the insufficiently original world around them in some new way. They railed against
  the classics for exhausting all the subjects and themes. They railed at their own governments and their
  own reactionaries who did not want to comprehend and adopt the advanced experience of the Soviet
  form, who loses his effectiveness in the course of time. Ritualistic primitive regicide is predicated upon the
  belief that the magic power of the king, his ability to renew his subjects and the land, decreases with age.
  Subjection to (intrapsychic and/or social) tyranny inevitably promotes stagnation and depression,

1.05 - War And Politics, #Twelve Years With Sri Aurobindo, #Nirodbaran, #Integral Yoga
  We used to have discussions on the international political situation from the very start. Hitler's insane lust for power, England's political bankruptcy, America's suicidal policy of non-intervention, Russia's shrewd Machiavellian diplomacy: all were subjects of the verbal to-and-fro in Sri Aurobindo's room. Chamberlain's ill-famed peace mission, Colonel Beck's militant interview with Hitler, France's betrayal of Czechoslovakia evoked vigorous protests or praises from us. Sri Aurobindo observed how one nation after another was hypnotised by Hitler's asuric my and submitted to his diabolical charm, how the intellectuals did not raise any voice against the Hitlerian menace. On seeing a photograph of Chamberlain and Hitler taken during their meeting at Munich, Sri Aurobindo said that Chamberlain looked like a fly before a spider, on the point of being caught and he actually was caught! Of course, the German dictator had already put Mussolini in his pocket. Only Colonel Beck seemed to have kept some manly individuality. Many other issues Sri Aurobindo discussed with us, as will be evident from the book Talks with Sri Aurobindo, as though we were all keen-sighted states-men and generals; and the talks were usually enlivened by Sri Aurobindo's genial humour. In these talks he imparted to us a clear vision of the issues at stake, but never imposed his views. When we dared to differ or failed to follow him, he patiently explained to us where we were wrong. His physical nearness made us realise, with an extraordinary lucidity, what terrible inhuman forces were trying to overcast the world with an abysmal darkness from which a supreme Divine Power alone could save it.

1.05 - Work and Teaching, #Words Of The Mother I, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  By studying carefully what Sri Aurobindo has said on all subjects one can easily reach a complete knowledge of the things of this world.

1.05 - Yoga and Hypnotism, #Essays In Philosophy And Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  When the mind is entirely passive, then the force of Nature which works in the whole of animate and inanimate creation, has free play; for it is in reality this force which works in man as well as in the sun and star. There is no doubt of this truth whether in Hinduism or in Science. This is the thing called Nature, the sum of cosmic force and energy, which alone Science recognises as the source of all work and activity. This also is the Prakriti of the Hindus to which under different names Sankhya and Vedanta agree in assigning a similar position and function in the Universe. But the immediate question is whether this force can act in man independently of mans individual will and initiative. Must it always act through his volition or has it a power of independent operation? The first real proof which Science has had of the power of action independent of volition is in the phenomena of hypnotism. Unfortunately the nature of hypnotism has not been properly understood. It is supposed that by putting the subject to sleep the hypnotist is able in some mysterious and unexplained way to substitute his will for the subjects. In a certain sense all the subjects activities in the hypnotic state are the results of his own volition, but that volition is not spontaneous, it is used as a slave by the operator working through the medium of suggestion. Whatever the hypnotist suggests that the subject shall think, act or feel, he thinks, acts or feels, and whatever the hypnotist suggests that the subject shall become, he becomes. What is it that gives the operator this stupendous power? Why should the mere fact of a man passing into this sleep-condition suspend the ordinary reactions of mind and body and substitute others at the mere word of the man who has said to him, Sleep? It is sometimes supposed that it is the superior will of the hypnotist which overcomes the will of the other and makes it a slave. There are two strong objections to this view It does not appear to be true that it is the weak and distracted will that is most easily hypnotised; on the contrary the strong concentrated mind forms a good subject. Secondly, if it were the operators will using the will of the subject, then the results produced must be such as the latter could himself bring about, since the capacities of the instrument cannot be exceeded by the power working through the instrument. Even if we suppose that the invading will brings with it its own force still the results produced must not exceed the sum of its capacity plus the capacity of the instrument. If they commonly do so, we must suppose that it is neither the will of the operator nor the will of the subject nor the sum of these two wills that is active, but some other and more potent force. This is precisely what we see in hypnotic performance.
  The difference between Yoga and hypnotism is that what hypnotism does for a man through the agency of another and in the sleeping state, Yoga does for him by his own agency and in the waking state. The hypnotic sleep is necessary in order to prevent the activity of the subjects mind full of old ideas and associations from interfering with the operator. In the waking state he would naturally refuse to experience sweetness in vinegar or sourness in sugar or to believe that he can change from disease to health, cowardice to heroism by a mere act of faith; his established associations would rebel violently and successfully against such contradictions of universal experience. The force which transcends matter would be hampered by the obstruction of ignorance and attachment to universal error. The hypnotic sleep does not make the mind a tabula rasa but it renders it passive to everything but the touch of the operator. Yoga similarly teaches passivity of the mind so that the will may act unhampered by the saskras or old associations. It is these saskras, the habits formed by experience in the body, heart or mind, that form the laws of our psychology. The associations of the mind are the stuff of which our life is made. They are more persistent in the body than in the mind and therefore harder to alter. They are more persistent in the race than in the individual; the conquest of the body and mind by the individual is comparatively easy and can be done in the space of a single life, but the same conquest by the race involves the development of ages. It is conceivable, however, that the practice of Yoga by a great number of men and persistence in the practice by their descendants might bring about profound changes in human psychology and, by stamping these changes into body and brain through heredity, evolve a superior race which would endure and by the law of the survival of the fittest eliminate the weaker kinds of humanity. Just as the rudimentary mind of the animal has been evolved into the fine instrument of the human being so the rudiments of higher force and faculty in the present race might evolve into the perfect buddhi of the Yogin.

1.06 - BOOK THE SIXTH, #Metamorphoses, #Ovid, #Poetry
  Turn'd to an airy crane, descends from far,
  And with her Pigmy subjects wages war.
  In a third part, the rage of Heav'n's great queen,

1.06 - Magicians as Kings, #The Golden Bough, #unset, #Integral Yoga
  West Africa, when prayers and offerings presented to the king have
  failed to procure rain, his subjects bind him with ropes and take
  him by force to the grave of his forefa thers that he may obtain from
  he seldom grows rich and is generally more shabbily clad than any of
  his subjects. "As a matter of fact the magician is the man who has
  most power in his hands, and he is accustomed to receive presents
  virtue of which they can fertilise the earth and confer other
  benefits on their subjects would seem to have been shared by the
  ancestors of all the Aryan races from India to Ireland, and it has

1.06 - MORTIFICATION, NON-ATTACHMENT, RIGHT LIVELIHOOD, #The Perennial Philosophy, #Aldous Huxley, #Philosophy
  The Christian simplicity, of which Grou and Fnelon write, is the same thing as the virtue so much admired by Lao Tzu and his successors. According to these Chinese sages, personal sins and social maladjustments are all due to the fact that men have separated themselves from their divine source and live according to their own will and notions, not according to Taowhich is the Great Way, the Logos, the Nature of Things, as it manifests itself on every plane from the physical, up through the animal and the mental, to the spiritual. Enlightenment comes when we give up self-will and make ourselves docile to the workings of Tao in the world around us and in our own bodies, minds and spirits. Sometimes the Taoist philosophers write as though they believed in Rousseaus Noble Savage, and (being Chinese and therefore much more concerned with the concrete and the practical than with the merely speculative) they are fond of prescribing methods by which rulers may reduce the complexity of civilization and so preserve their subjects from the corrupting influences of man-made and therefore Tao-eclipsing conventions of thought, feeling and action. But the rulers who are to perform this task for the masses must themselves be sages; and to become a sage, one must get rid of all the rigidities of unregenerate adulthood and become again as a little child. For only that which is soft and docile is truly alive; that which conquers and outlives everything is that which adapts itself to everything, that which always seeks the lowest placenot the hard rock, but the water that wears away the everlasting hills. The simplicity and spontaneity of the perfect sage are the fruits of mortificationmortification of the will and, by recollectedness and meditation, of the mind. Only the most highly disciplined artist can recapture, on a higher level, the spontaneity of the child with its first paint-box. Nothing is more difficult than to be simple.

1.06 - On Thought, #Words Of Long Ago, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  They are your opinions on these subjects or at least those you profess and by which you try to act.

1.07 - BOOK THE SEVENTH, #Metamorphoses, #Ovid, #Poetry
  While for his sons' arrival, rev'ling joy
  Aegeus, and all his subjects does employ;
  While they for only costly feasts prepare,
  What now, ah! what employ'd my troubled mind?
  But only hopes my subjects' fate to find.
  What place soe'er my weeping eyes survey,
  Grant my petitions, and with speed restore
  My subjects num'rous as they were before,
  Or make me partner of the fate they bore.
  Full of amazement, thus to Jove I pray'd,
  O grant, since thus my subjects are decay'd,
  As many subjects to supply the dead.
  I pray'd, and strange convulsions mov'd the oak,
  Those shapes which my presaging slumbers drew:
  I saw, and own'd, and call'd them subjects; they
  Confest my pow'r, submissive to my sway.

1.07 - Bridge across the Afterlife, #Preparing for the Miraculous, #George Van Vrekhem, #unset
  years. Its subjects were 344 patients who had been success
  fully resuscitated after suffering a cardiac arrest. The article
  here is that everything these children said agrees completely
  with what the Mother has told on the same subjects. For ex-
  ample, the soul chooses the physical mother and watches

1.07 - Incarnate Human Gods, #The Golden Bough, #unset, #Integral Yoga
  engaged in his sacred duties. From the moment that the crescent moon
  appeared faintly in the sky, the king and all his subjects were at
  the comm and of the divine man, or _Lubare_ (god), as he was called,
  Europe; for he is not only God's vicegerent upon earth, but a god
  himself, whose subjects both obey and adore him as such, although I
  believe their adoration to arise rather from fear than love." The
  drove him back to his palace and his harem. The king of Siam "is
  venerated equally with a divinity. His subjects ought not to look
  him in the face; they prostrate themselves before him when he
  no less than fifty-seven. The Chinese government, with a paternal
  solicitude for the welfare of its subjects, forbids the gods on the
  register to be reborn anywhere but in Tibet. They fear lest the

1.07 - On mourning which causes joy., #The Ladder of Divine Ascent, #Saint John of Climacus, #unset
  He who mourns when he wishes has not attained the beauty of mourning, but rather he who mourns on the subjects of his choice, and not even on these, but on what God wants. The ugly tears of vainglory are often interwoven with mourning which is pleasing to God. Acting devoutly, we shall find this out by experiment when we see ourselves mourning and still doing evil.
  Genuine compunction is pain of soul shorn of all elation,2 in which it gives itself no relief but hourly imagines only its dissolution; and it awaits, like cool water, the comfort of God who comforts humble monks.

1.07 - Samadhi, #Liber ABA, #Aleister Crowley, #Philosophy
  15:One author says (unless memory deceives) that twelve seconds' steadiness is Dharana, a hundred and fortyfour Dhyana, and seventeen hundred and twenty-eight Samadhi. And Vivekananda, commenting on Patanjali, makes Dhyana a mere prolongation of Dharana; but says further: "Suppose I were meditating on a book, and I gradually succeeded in concentrating the mind on it , and perceiving only the internal sensation, the meaning unexpressed in any form, that state of Dhyana is called Samadhi."
  16:Other authors are inclined to suggest that Samadhi results from meditating on subjects that are in themselves worthy. For example, Vivekananda says: "Think of any holy subject\:" and explains this as follows: "This does not mean any wicked subject."(!)
  17:Frater P. would not like to say definitely whether he ever got Dhyana from common objects. He gave up the practice after a few months, and meditated on the Cakkras, etc. Also his Dhyana became so common that he gave up recording it. But if he wished to do it this minute he would choose something to excite his "godly fear," or "holy awe," or "wonderment." footnote: It is rather a breach of the scepticism which is the basis of our system to admit that anything can be in any way better than another. Do it thus: "A., is a thing that B. thinks 'holy.' It is natural therefore for B. to meditate on it." Get rid of the ego, observe all your actions as if they were another's, and you will avoid ninety-nine percent. of the troubles that await you. There is no apparent reason why Dhyana should not occur when thinking of any common object of the seashore, such as a blue pig; but Frater P.'s constant reference to this as the usual object of his meditation need not be taken "au pied de la lettre." His records of meditation contain no reference to this remarkable animal.


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