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  The Synthesis of Yoga
  The Life Divine

  difficulty reading? if you find the book, have read it before. why would there be an extraordinary large lapse in not reading?

  The Book of God

  In regards to Game Dev, I had thought of making Savitri (or any book) a game within a game such that if one wants to learn the light spell for example, the book itself would be a game of sorts that tests ones light-knowledge capaicty or so. There could be a puzzle which is solved by the connecting of symbolled concepts and to solve the puzzle is to have foundational knowledge of the subject enough to grant the casting of the spell. Whereas Savitri could allow for any spell to be taught since it can provide any testing of the knowledge with clues from the book or something of that sort.

    I believe that it is his message; all the rest are the preparations, but Savitri is the message.
    ~ The Mother In 1963 to Satprem, (MA 1963:86)
    My child, every day you are going to read Savitri
    ~ The Mother Sweet Mother

  The book of spells or conjurations is his magical record, his Karma.
  The Book of Spells or of Conjurations is the Record of every thought, word and deed of the Magician; for everything that he has willed is willed to a purpose. It is the same as if he had taken an oath or perform some achievement.
  Ts'ui Pe must have said once: I am withdrawing to write a book. And another time: I am withdrawing to construct a labyrinth. Every one imagined two works; to no one did it occur that the book and the maze were one and the same thing.
  Give yourself unto reading. The man who never reads will never be read; he who never quotes will never be quoted. He who will not use the thoughts of other men's brains, proves that he has no brains of his own. You need to read.
   . . .
   We are quite persuaded that the very best way for you to be spending your leisure time, is to be either reading or praying. You may get much instruction from books which afterwards you may use as a true weapon in your Lord and Master's service. Paul cries, "Bring the books" - join in the cry.
  I think we ought to read only the kind of books that wound or stab us. If the book we're reading doesn't wake us up with a blow to the head, what are we reading for? So that it will make us happy, as you write? Good Lord, we would be happy precisely if we had no books, and the kind of books that make us happy are the kind we could write ourselves if we had to. But we need books that affect us like a disaster, that grieve us deeply, like the death of someone we loved more than ourselves, like being banished into forests far from everyone, like a suicide. A book must be the axe for the frozen sea within us. That is my belief.
  I wrote the books I should have liked to read. That's always been my reason for writing. People won't write the books I want, so I have to do it for myself.

  B4 2.13 - The Book
  1:THE Book of Spells or of Conjurations is the Record of every thought, word, and deed of the Magician; for everything that he has willed is willed to a purpose. It is the same as if he had taken an oath to perform some achievement.
  2:Now this Book must be a holy Book, not a scribbling-book in which you jot down every piece of rubbish that comes into your head. It is written, Liber VII, v, 23: "Every breath, every word, every thought, every deed is an act of love with Thee. Be this devotion a potent spell to exorcise the demons of the Five."
  3:This Book must be thus written. In the first place the Magician must perform the practice laid down in Liber CMXIII so that he understands perfectly who he is, and to what his development must necessarily tend. So much for the first page of the Book.
  4:Let him then be careful to write nothing therein that is inharmonious or untrue. Nor can he avoid this writing, for this is a Magick Book. If you abandon even for an hour the one purpose of your life, you will find a number of meaningless scratches and scrawls on the white vellum; and these cannot be erased. In such a case, when you come to conjure a demon by the power of the Book, he will mock you; he will point to all this foolish writing, more like his own than yours. In vain will you continue with the subsequent spells; you have broken by your own foolishness the chain which would have bound him.
  5:Even the calligraphy of the Book must be firm, clear, and beautiful; in the cloud of incense it is hard to read the conjuration. While you peer dimly through the smoke, the demon will vanish, and you will have to write the terrible word "failure."
  6:And yet there is no page of this Book on which this word is not written; but so long as it is immediately followed by a new affirmation, all is not lost; and as in this Book the word "failure" is thus made of little account, so also must the word "success" never be employed, for it is the last word that may be written therein, and it is followed by a full stop.
  7:This full stop may never be written anywhere else; for the writing of the Book goes on eternally; there is no way of closing the record until the goal of all has been attained. Let every page of this Book be filled with song-for it is a Book of incantation!
  8:The pages of this Book are of virgin vellum, made from the calf which was borne by Isis-Hathor the Great Mother to Osiris-Apis the Redeemer. It is bound in blue leather on which the word Thelema is written in gold. Let the pen with which the writing is done be the feather of a young male swan-that swan whose name is Aum. And let the ink be made of the gall of a fish, the fish Oannes.
  9:Thus far concerning the Book.

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the book often. But one day, as I was leafing through its pages, my eye was arrested by verse 2,

The Book of Adam and Eve, the 3 angels “roasted

The Book oj the Angel Raziel; Budge, Amulets and

The Book of Black Magic and of Pacts.] It was not

The Book of Ceremonial Magic.]

The Book of Enoch (Enoch I). The Book of the Angel

The Book of Protection he is one of 3 holy angels

The Book of Wisdom (ed. Reider) the destroying

The Book of Black Magic and of Pacts, p. 178.

The Book of Ceremonial Magic, p. 160, quoting

The Book of Adam and Eve, and these were of the

The Book of the Angel Raziel.] In The Zohar

The Book of the Angel Raziel contains the names of

The Book of Enoch, is an “inversion” of Helem-

the Book of Mormon .]

the books, The War of the Sons of Light Against the

The Book of Adam and Eve, the 3 angels not only

The Book of Ceremonial Magic.

The Book of the Angel Raziel. [Rf. Trachtenberg,

The Book of Jubilees, the watchers were sent by

The Book of Protection. [Rf. Budge, Amulets and

the book-length poem entitled Zophiel, by the

The Book of the Angel Raziel (Sepher RazieP, also titled

The Book of Enoch. See Charles.

The Book of Kings, an epic poem by Firdausī depicting the legendary kings and heroes of Persia. (in some texts as shah-nameh)

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1:I had evoked - and the book was indeed all I had suspected. ~ H P Lovecraft,
2:The book of nature is written in the language of mathematics. ~ Galileo Galilei,
3:The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame. ~ Oscar Wilde,
4:The book which most deserved to be banned would be a catalog of banned books. ~ Georg C Lichtenberg,
5:The moment I decided to let them have their way, the irritation disappeared. ~ Osho, The Book of Secrets ,
6:I had no ambition to be a writer because the books I read were too good, my standards were too high. ~ Haruki Murakami,
7:A red rose absorbs all colors but red; red is therefore the one color that it is not." ~ Aleister Crowley, The Book of Lies ,
8:... we should read for power. Man reading should be man intensely alive. The book should be a ball of light in one's hand. ~ Ezra Pound,
9:To live in the world without becoming aware of the meaning of the world is like wandering about in a great library without touching the books. ~ Manly P Hall,
10:Being but one, she is capable of all; immutable in herself, she renews all things; she diffuses herself among the nations in saintly souls. ~ The Book of Wisdom,
11:According to Aldous Huxley, some of the books on his shelves glowed with a special energy or living power. They were alive, and they were beautiful. ~ Jeffrey J Kripal,
12:Across the threshold's sleep she entered inAnd found herself amid great figures of gods ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri The Book of Yoga,
13:30. If Will stops and cries Why, invoking Because, then Will stops & does nought.31. If Power asks why, then is Power weakness. ~ Aleister Crowley, The Book of the Law ,
14:The books we love, they love us back. And just as we mark our places in the pages, those pages leave their marks on us. I can see it in you, sure as I see it in me. ~ Jay Kristoff, Nevernight ,
15:The glory is in works attempted. The shame is in the unrecorded day. It is a permanent book, written carefully and clearly and illustrated where necessary ~ Ray Sherwin, The Book of Results ,
16:I wrote the books I should have liked to read. That's always been my reason for writing. People won't write the books I want, so I have to do it for myself. ~ C S Lewis, quoted by Roger Lancelyn Green ,
17:Leaving behind the babble of the plaza, I enter the Library. I feel, almost physically, the gravitation of the books, the enveloping serenity of order, time magically dessicated and preserved. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
18:The Way of Mastery is to break all the rules-but you have to know them perfectly before you can do this; otherwise you are not in a position to transcend them. ~ Aleister Crowley, Magical and Philosophical Commentaries on The Book of the Law ,
19:Lord Naoshige said, The Way of the Samurai is in desperateness. Ten men or more cannot kill such a man. Common sense will not accomplish such things. Simply become insane and desperate. ~ HAGAKURE: THE BOOK OF THE SAMURAI, YAMAMOTO TSUNETOMO 1650 1720,
20:The Book of Spells or of Conjurations is the Record of every thought, word and deed of the Magician; for everything that he has willed is willed to a purpose. It is the same as if he had taken an oath or perform some achievement. ~ Aleister Crowey, Liber ABA 2.13 - The Book,
21:Ts'ui Pe must have said once: I am withdrawing to write a book. And another time: I am withdrawing to construct a labyrinth. Every one imagined two works; to no one did it occur that the book and the maze were one and the same thing." ~ Jorge Luis Borges, The Garden Of Forking Paths ,
22:To be born of chaos means to be born a lone wanderer in this world full of those who would gladly be food for a corrupted force. It means to walk alone amongst the blind, to be a lone wolf amongst sheep...that wishes to devour the 'Sheppard' who keeps all in line. ~ S Ben Qayin, The Book of Smokeless Fire ,
23:Jing naturally transforms into Qi,Qi naturally transforms into Spirit,and Spirit naturally transforms into pure openness,uniting with cosmic space.This is called returning to the root,returning to origin.The path of everlasting lifeand eternal vision is complete. ~ Master Li, The Book of Balance and Harmony (13th century,
24:It really makes little difference in the long run whether The Book of the Law was dictated to [Crowley] by preterhuman intelligence named Aiwass or whether it stemmed from the creative deeps of Aleister Crowley. The book was written. And he became the mouthpiece for the Zeitgeist, accurately expressing the intrinsic nature of our time as no one else has done to date. ~ Israel Regardie,
25:The book exists for us perchance which will explain our miracles and and reveal new ones. The at present unutterable things we may find somewhere uttered. These same questions that disturb and puzzle and confound us have in their turn occurred to all the wise men; not one has been omitted; and each has answered them, according to his ability, by his words and his life. ~ Henry David Thoreau,
26:Of all man's instruments, the most wondrous, no doubt, is the book. The other instruments are extensions of his body. The microscope, the telescope, are extensions of his sight; the telephone is the extension of his voice; then we have the plow and the sword, extensions of the arm. But the book is something else altogether: the book is an extension of memory and imagination. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
27:Understanding is the level immediately below Wisdom. It is on the level of Understanding that ideas exist separately, where they can be scrutinized and comprehended. While Wisdom is pure undifferentiated Mind, Understanding is the level where division exists, and where things are delineated and defined as separated objects. ~ Aryeh Kaplan, Sefer Yetzirah: The Book of Creation in Theory and Practice ,
28:The book, the college, the school of art, the institution of any kind, stop with some past utterance of genius. . . . They look backward and not forward. But genius looks forward: the eyes of man are set in his forehead, not in his hindhead: man hopes: genius creates. Whatever talents may be, if the man create not, the pure efflux of the Deity is not his; - cinders and smoke there may be, but not yet flame. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
29:If thou shalt perfectly observe these rules, all the following Symbols and an infinitude of others will be granted unto thee by thy Holy Guardian Angel; thou thus living for the Honour and Glory of the True and only God, for thine own good, and that of thy neighbour. Let the Fear of God be ever before the eyes and the heart of him who shall possess this Divine Wisdom and Sacred Magic. ~ MacGregor Mathers, The Book of the Sacred Magic of Abramelin the Mage ,
30:Watch and pray that you not come to be in the flesh, but rather that you come forth from the bondage of the bitterness of this life. And as you pray, you will find rest, for you have left behind the suffering and the disgrace. For when you come forth from the sufferings and passions of the body, you will receive rest from the good one, and you will reign with the King, you joined with Him and He with you, from now on, for ever and ever, Amen. ~ The Book of Thomas,
31:Further Reading:Nightside of Eden - Kenneth GrantShamanic Voices - Joan HalifaxThe Great Mother - NeumannFear & Loathing in Las Vegas - Hunter S. ThompsonCities of the Red Night - William S. BurroughsThe Book of Pleasure - Austin Osman SpareThundersqueak - Angerford & LeaThe Masks of God - Joseph CampbellAn Introduction to Psychology - Hilgard, Atkinson & AtkinsonLiber Null - Pete Carroll ~ Phil Hine, Aspects of Evocation ,
32:I,40: Who calls us Thelemites will do no wrong, if he look but close into the word. For there are therein Three Grades, the Hermit, and the Lover, and the man of Earth. Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.I,41: The word of Sin is Restriction. O man! refuse not thy wife, if she will! O lover, if thou wilt, depart! There is no bond that can unite the divided but love: all else is a curse. Accursed! Accursed be it to the aeons! ~ Aleister Crowley, The Book of the Law ,
33:I often think . . . that the bookstores that will save civilization are not online, nor on campuses, nor named Borders, Barnes & Noble, Dalton, or Crown. They are the used bookstores, in which, for a couple of hundred dollars, one can still find, with some diligence, the essential books of our culture, from the Bible and Shakespeare to Plato, Augustine, and Pascal. ~ James V. Schall, On the Unseriousness of Human Affairs: Teaching - Different Methods of Writing,
34:Give yourself unto reading. The man who never reads will never be read; he who never quotes will never be quoted. He who will not use the thoughts of other men's brains, proves that he has no brains of his own. You need to read. . . . We are quite persuaded that the very best way for you to be spending your leisure time, is to be either reading or praying. You may get much instruction from books which afterwards you may use as a true weapon in your Lord and Master's service. Paul cries, "Bring the books" - join in the cry. ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon,
35:I think we ought to read only the kind of books that wound or stab us. If the book we're reading doesn't wake us up with a blow to the head, what are we reading for? So that it will make us happy, as you write? Good Lord, we would be happy precisely if we had no books, and the kind of books that make us happy are the kind we could write ourselves if we had to. But we need books that affect us like a disaster, that grieve us deeply, like the death of someone we loved more than ourselves, like being banished into forests far from everyone, like a suicide. A book must be the axe for the frozen sea within us. That is my belief. ~ Franz Kafka,
36:All literature consists of whatever the writer thinks is cool. The reader will like the book to the degree that he agrees with the writer about what's cool. And that works all the way from the external trappings to the level of metaphor, subtext, and the way one uses words. In other words, I happen not to think that full-plate armor and great big honking greatswords are cool. I don't like 'em. I like cloaks and rapiers. So I write stories with a lot of cloaks and rapiers in 'em, 'cause that's cool. Guys who like military hardware, who think advanced military hardware is cool, are not gonna jump all over my books, because they have other ideas about what's cool. ~ Stephen Brust,
37:The oil consecrates everything that is touched with it; it is his aspiration; all acts performed in accordance with that are holy. The scourge tortures him; the dagger wounds him; the chain binds him. It is by virtue of these three that his aspiration remains pure, and is able to consecrate all other things. He wears a crown to affirm his lordship, his divinity; a robe to symbolize silence, and a lamen to declare his work. The book of spells or conjurations is his magical record, his Karma. In the East is the Magick Fire, in which all burns up at last. We will now consider each of these matters in detail. ~ Aleister Crowley, Liber ABA Book 4,
38:The books I liked became a Bible from which I drew advice and support; I copied out long passages from them; I memorized new canticles and new litanies, psalms, proverbs, and prophecies, and I sanctified every incident in my life by the recital of these sacred texts. My emotions, my tears, and my hopes were no less sincere on account of that; the words and the cadences, the lines and the verses were not aids to make believe: but they rescued from silent oblivion all those intimate adventures of the spirit that I couldn't speak to anyone about; they created a kind of communion between myself and those twin souls which existed somewhere out of reach; instead of living out my small private existence, I was participating in a great spiritual epic. ~ Simone de Beauvoir,
39:Abrahadabra is a word that first publicly appeared in The Book of the Law, the central sacred text of Thelema . Its author, Aleister Crowley, described it as the Word of the Aeon, which signifieth The Great Work accomplished. This is in reference to his belief that the writing of Liber Legis (another name for The Book of the Law) heralded a new Aeon for mankind that was ruled by the godRa-Hoor-Khuit (a form of Horus). Abrahadabra is, therefore, the magical formula of this new age. It is not to be confused with the Word of the Law of the Aeon, which is Thelema, meaning Will. ... Abrahadabra is also referred to as the Word of Double Power. More specifically, it represents the uniting of the Microcosm with the Macrocosm represented by the pentagram and the hexagram, the rose and the cross, the circle and the square, the 5 and the 6 (etc.), as also called the attainment of the Knowledge and Conversation of ones Holy Guardian Angel. In Commentaries (1996), Crowley says that the word is a symbol of the establishment of the pillar or phallus of the the void of the Microcosm. ~ Wikipedia,
40:The PalaceThe Palace is not infinite.The walls, the ramparts, the gardens, the labyrinths, the staircases, the terraces, the parapets, the doors, the galleries, the circular or rectangular patios, the cloisters, the intersections, the cisterns, the anterooms, the chambers, the alcoves, the libraries, the attics, the dungeons, the sealed cells and the vaults, are not less in quantity than the grains of sand in the Ganges, but their number has a limit. From the roofs, towards sunset, many people can make out the forges, the workshops, the stables, the boatyards and the huts of the slaves.It is granted to no one to traverse more than an infinitesimal part of the palace. Some know only the cellars. We can take in some faces, some voices, some words, but what we perceive is of the feeblest. Feeble and precious at the same time. The date which the chisel engraves in the tablet, and which is recorded in the parochial registers, is later than our own death; we are already dead when nothing touches us, neither a word nor a yearning nor a memory. I know that I am not dead. ~ Jorge Luis Borges, The Book of Sand ,
41:JOSHhmm. its so upsetting.. it seems like the book is a perfect symbol for something terribly wrong. I constantly avoid anything Donald Trump related because I find him so repulsive its upsetting. like its too disgusting of a corruption and i just avoid it. but maybe this book is a lukewarm symbol so I can learn to move towards and fight such darknesses.. I dont know.. so upsetting.and people buy into such double-thought inconscience? I cant even comprehend how this can be like this. I guess its like I turn away from disgust it allows people to turn away from reason through that infantile pre-rational regression or something. I mean we all want safety but..the book itself goes against itself from the title.. like its bashing the left for wanting to divide america but thats what the book is doing by attacking them. so I guess if people cant catch the deception from the title they wont catch it in the book? ayahALANYeah it's the whole white male fragility persecution envy trip. Donny Jnr was so triggered he had to write a whole book (I pity the ghostwriter).And yes it is upsetting, we live in a world where the Lord of Falsehood is on the ascendant, through instruments like Trump, Koch, and Murdoch. Some people are particularly susceptible, others are immune. This is the battle for the Earth ~ M Alan Kazlev, Facebook ,
42:Integral Psychology presents a very complex picture of the individual. As he did previously in The Atman Project, at the back of the book Wilber has included numerous charts showing how his model relates to the work of a hundred or so different authors from East and West.5757. Wilber compares the models of Huston Smith, Plotinus, Buddhism, Stan Grof, John Battista, kundalini yoga, the Great Chain of Being, James Mark Baldwin, Aurobindo, the Kabbalah, Vedanta, William Tiller, Leadbeater, Adi Da, Piaget, Commons and Richards, Kurt Fisher, Alexander, Pascual-Leone, Herb Koplowitz, Patricia Arlin, Gisela Labouvie-Vief, Jan Sinnot, Michael Basseches, Jane Loevinger, John Broughton, Sullivan, Grant and Grant, Jenny Wade, Michael Washburn, Erik Erikson, Neumann, Scheler, Karl Jaspers, Rudolf Steiner, Don Beck, Suzanne Cook-Greuter, Clare Graves, Robert Kegan, Kohlberg, Torbert, Blanchard-Fields, Kitchener and King, Deirdre Kramer, William Perry, Turner and Powell, Cheryl Armon, Peck, Howe, Rawls, Piaget, Selman, Gilligan, Hazrat Inayat Khan, mahamudra meditation, Fowler, Underhill, Helminiak, Funk, Daniel Brown, Muhyddin Ibn 'Arabi, St. Palamas, classical yoga, highest tantra yoga, St Teresa, Chirban, St Dionysius, Patanjali, St Gregory of Nyssa, transcendental meditation, Fortune, Maslow, Chinen, Benack, Gardner, Melvin Miller, Habermas, Jean Houston, G. Heard, Lenski, Jean Gebser, A. Taylor, Jay Early, Robert Bellah, and Duane Elgin. ~ Frank Visser, Ken Wilber Thought as Passion ,
43:The Supreme Mind'O God! we acknowledge Thee to be the Supreme MindWho hast disposed and ordered the Universe;Who gave it life and motion at the first,And still continuest to guide and regulate it.From Thee was its primal impulsion;Thou didst bestow on thine Emanated Spirit of Light,Divine wisdom and various powerTo stablish and enforce its transcendent orbits.Thou art the Inconceivable EnergyWhich in the beginning didst cause all things;Of whom shall no created being ever knowA millionth part of thy divine properties.But the Spirit was the Spirit of the Universe-Sacred, Holy, Generating Nature;Which, obedient unto thy will,Preserves and reproduces all that is in the Kosmos.Nothing is superior to the SpiritBut Thou, alone, O God! who art the Creator and Lord;Thou madest the Spirit to be thy servitor,But this thy Spirit transcends all other creatures;This is the Spirit which is in the highest heavens;Whose influence permeates all that lives;As a beautiful Flower diffuses fragrancesBut is not diminished in aught thereby.For all divine essences are the same,Differing only in their degree and power and beauty;But in no wise differing in their principle,Which is the fiery essence of God himself.Such is the animating flame of every existenceBeing in God, purely perfect;But in all other living thingsOnly capable of being made perfect.' ~ Dr E.V. Kenealy, The Book of Fo.
The Supreme Mind. from path of regeneration
44:So then let the Adept set this sigil upon all the Words he hath writ in the book of the Works of his Will. And let him then end all, saying: Such are the Words!2 For by this he maketh proclamation before all them that be about his Circle that these Words are true and puissant, binding what he would bind, and loosing what he would loose. Let the Adept perform this ritual right, perfect in every part thereof, once daily for one moon, then twice, at dawn and dusk, for two moons; next thrice, noon added, for three moons; afterwards, midnight making up his course, for four moons four times every day. Then let the Eleventh Moon be consecrated wholly to this Work; let him be instant in constant ardour, dismissing all but his sheer needs to eat and sleep.3 For know that the true Formula4 whose virtue sufficed the Beast in this Attainment, was thus:INVOKE OFTENSo may all men come at last to the Knowledge and Conversation of the Holy Guardian Angel: thus sayeth The Beast, and prayeth his own Angel that this Book be as a burning Lamp, and as a living Spring, for Light and Life to them that read therein.1. There is an alternative spelling, TzBA-F, where the Root, "an Host," has the value of 93. The Practicus should revise this Ritual throughout in the Light of his personal researches in the Qabalah, and make it his own peculiar property. The spelling here suggested implies that he who utters the Word affirms his allegiance to the symbols 93 and 6; that he is a warrior in the army of Will, and of the Sun. 93 is also the number of AIWAZ and 6 of The Beast.2. The consonants of LOGOS, "Word," add (Hebrew values) to 93 [reading the Sigma as Samekh = 60; reading it as Shin = 300 gives 333], and ΕΠΗ, "Words" (whence "Epic") has also that value; ΕΙ∆Ε ΤΑ ΕΠΗ might be the phrase here intended; its number is 418. This would then assert the accomplishment of the Great Work; this is the natural conclusion of the Ritual. Cf. CCXX, III, 75.3. These needs are modified during the process of Initiation both as to quantity and quality. One should not become anxious about one's phyiscal or mental health on à priori grounds, but pay attention only to indubitable symptoms of distress should such arise. ~ Aleister Crowley, Liber Samekh ,
45:The general characteristics and attributions of these Grades are indicated by their correspondences on the Tree of Life, as may be studied in detail in the Book 777. Student. -- His business is to acquire a general intellectual knowledge of all systems of attainment, as declared in the prescribed books. (See curriculum in Appendix I.) {231} Probationer. -- His principal business is to begin such practices as he my prefer, and to write a careful record of the same for one year. Neophyte. -- Has to acquire perfect control of the Astral Plane. Zelator. -- His main work is to achieve complete success in Asana and Pranayama. He also begins to study the formula of the Rosy Cross. Practicus. -- Is expected to complete his intellectual training, and in particular to study the Qabalah. Philosophus. -- Is expected to complete his moral training. He is tested in Devotion to the Order. Dominus Liminis. -- Is expected to show mastery of Pratyahara and Dharana. Adeptus (without). -- is expected to perform the Great Work and to attain the Knowledge and Conversation of the Holy Guardian Angel. Adeptus (within). -- Is admitted to the practice of the formula of the Rosy Cross on entering the College of the Holy Ghost. Adeptus (Major). -- Obtains a general mastery of practical Magick, though without comprehension. Adeptus (Exemptus). -- Completes in perfection all these matters. He then either ("a") becomes a Brother of the Left Hand Path or, ("b") is stripped of all his attainments and of himself as well, even of his Holy Guardian Angel, and becomes a babe of the Abyss, who, having transcended the Reason, does nothing but grow in the womb of its mother. It then finds itself a Magister Templi. -- (Master of the Temple): whose functions are fully described in Liber 418, as is this whole initiation from Adeptus Exemptus. See also "Aha!". His principal business is to tend his "garden" of disciples, and to obtain a perfect understanding of the Universe. He is a Master of Samadhi. {232} Magus. -- Attains to wisdom, declares his law (See Liber I, vel Magi) and is a Master of all Magick in its greatest and highest sense. Ipsissimus. -- Is beyond all this and beyond all comprehension of those of lower degrees. ~ Aleister Crowley, Liber ABA ,
46:Who could have thought that this tanned young man with gentle, dreamy eyes, long wavy hair parted in the middle and falling to the neck, clad in a common coarse Ahmedabad dhoti, a close-fitting Indian jacket, and old-fashioned slippers with upturned toes, and whose face was slightly marked with smallpox, was no other than Mister Aurobindo Ghose, living treasure of French, Latin and Greek?" Actually, Sri Aurobindo was not yet through with books; the Western momentum was still there; he devoured books ordered from Bombay and Calcutta by the case. "Aurobindo would sit at his desk," his Bengali teacher continues, "and read by the light of an oil lamp till one in the morning, oblivious of the intolerable mosquito bites. I would see him seated there in the same posture for hours on end, his eyes fixed on his book, like a yogi lost in the contemplation of the Divine, unaware of all that went on around him. Even if the house had caught fire, it would not have broken this concentration." He read English, Russian, German, and French novels, but also, in ever larger numbers, the sacred books of India, the Upanishads, the Bhagavad Gita, the Ramayana, although he had never been in a temple except as an observer. "Once, having returned from the College," one of his friends recalls, "Sri Aurobindo sat down, picked up a book at random and started to read, while Z and some friends began a noisy game of chess. After half an hour, he put the book down and took a cup of tea. We had already seen him do this many times and were waiting eagerly for a chance to verify whether he read the books from cover to cover or only scanned a few pages here and there. Soon the test began. Z opened the book, read a line aloud and asked Sri Aurobindo to recite what followed. Sri Aurobindo concentrated for a moment, and then repeated the entire page without a single mistake. If he could read a hundred pages in half an hour, no wonder he could go through a case of books in such an incredibly short time." But Sri Aurobindo did not stop at the translations of the sacred texts; he began to study Sanskrit, which, typically, he learned by himself. When a subject was known to be difficult or impossible, he would refuse to take anyone's word for it, whether he were a grammarian, pandit, or clergyman, and would insist upon trying it himself. The method seemed to have some merit, for not only did he learn Sanskrit, but a few years later he discovered the lost meaning of the Veda. ~ Satprem, Sri Aurobindo Or The Adventure of Consciousness ,
47:reading ::: 50 Spiritual Classics: List of Books Covered: Muhammad Asad - The Road To Mecca (1954) St Augustine - Confessions (400) Richard Bach - Jonathan Livingston Seagull (1970) Black Elk Black - Elk Speaks (1932) Richard Maurice Bucke - Cosmic Consciousness (1901) Fritjof Capra - The Tao of Physics (1976) Carlos Castaneda - Journey to Ixtlan (1972) GK Chesterton - St Francis of Assisi (1922) Pema Chodron - The Places That Scare You (2001) Chuang Tzu - The Book of Chuang Tzu (4th century BCE) Ram Dass - Be Here Now (1971) Epictetus - Enchiridion (1st century) Mohandas Gandhi - An Autobiography: The Story of My Experiments With Truth (1927) Al-Ghazzali - The Alchemy of Happiness (1097) Kahlil Gibran - The Prophet (1923) GI Gurdjieff - Meetings With Remarkable Men (1960) Dag Hammarskjold - Markings (1963) Abraham Joshua Heschel - The Sabbath (1951) Hermann Hesse - Siddartha (1922) Aldous Huxley - The Doors of Perception (1954) William James - The Varieties of Religious Experience (1902) Carl Gustav Jung - Memories, Dreams, Reflections (1955) Margery Kempe - The Book of Margery Kempe (1436) J Krishnamurti - Think On These Things (1964) CS Lewis - The Screwtape Letters (1942) Malcolm X - The Autobiography of Malcolm X (1964) Daniel C Matt - The Essential Kabbalah (1994) Dan Millman - The Way of the Peaceful Warrior (1989) W Somerset Maugham - The Razor's Edge (1944) Thich Nhat Hanh - The Miracle of Mindfulness (1975) Michael Newton - Journey of Souls (1994) John O'Donohue - Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom (1998) Robert M Pirsig - Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance (1974) James Redfield - The Celestine Prophecy (1994) Miguel Ruiz - The Four Agreements (1997) Helen Schucman & William Thetford - A Course in Miracles (1976) Idries Shah - The Way of the Sufi (1968) Starhawk - The Spiral Dance: A Rebirth of the Ancient Religion of the Great Goddess (1979) Shunryu Suzuki - Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind (1970) Emanuel Swedenborg - Heaven and Hell (1758) Teresa of Avila - Interior Castle (1570) Mother Teresa - A Simple Path (1994) Eckhart Tolle - The Power of Now (1998) Chogyam Trungpa - Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism (1973) Neale Donald Walsch - Conversations With God (1998) Rick Warren - The Purpose-Driven Life (2002) Simone Weil - Waiting For God (1979) Ken Wilber - A Theory of Everything (2000) Paramahansa Yogananda - Autobiography of a Yogi (1974) Gary Zukav - The Seat of the Soul (1990) ~ Tom Butler-Bowdon, 50 Spirital Classics (2017 Edition) ,
48:The last sentence: " the Truth-Creation the law is that of a constant unfolding without any Pralaya." What is this constant unfolding?The Truth-Creation... it is the last line? (Mother consults the book) I think we have already spoken about this several times. It has been said that in the process of creation, there is the movement of creation followed by a movement of preservation and ending in a movement of disintegration or destruction; and even it has been repeated very often: "All that begins must end", etc., etc.In fact in the history of our universe there have been six consecutive periods which began by a creation, were prolonged by a force of preservation and ended by a disintegration, a destruction, a return to the Origin, which is called Pralaya; and that is why this tradition is there. But it has been said that the seventh creation would be a progressive creation, that is, after the starting-point of the creation, instead of its being simply followed by a preservation, it would be followed by a progressive manifestation which would express the Divine more and more completely, so that no disintegration and return to the Origin would be necessary. And it has been announced that the period we are in is precisely the seventh, that is, it would not end by a Pralaya, a return to the Origin, a destruction, a disappearance, but that it would be replaced by a constant progress, because it would be a more and more perfect unfolding of the divine Origin in its creation.And this is what Sri Aurobindo says. He speaks of a constant unfolding, that is, the Divine manifests more and more completely; more and more perfectly, in a progressive creation. It is the nature of this progression which makes the return to the Origin, the destruction no longer necessary. All that does not progress disappears, and that is why physical bodies die, it's because they are not progressive; they are progressive up to a certain moment, then there they stop and most often they remain stable for a certain time, and then they begin to decline, and then disappear. It's because the physical body, physical matter as it is at present is not plastic enough to be able to progress constantly. But it is not impossible to make it sufficiently plastic for the perfecting of the physical body to be such that it no longer needs disintegration, that is, death.Only, this cannot be realised except by the descent of the Supermind which is a force higher than all those which have so far manifested and which will give the body a plasticity that will allow it to progress constantly, that is, to follow the divine movement in its unfolding. ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1955 207-209,
49:How can one awaken his Yoga-shakti?It depends on this: when one thinks that it is the most important thing in his life. That's all.Some people sit in meditation, concentrate on the base of the vertebral column and want it very much to awake, but that's not enough. It is when truly it becomes the most important thing in one's life, when all the rest seems to have lost all taste, all interest, all importance, when one feels within that one is born for this, that one is here upon earth for this, and that it is the only thing that truly counts, then that's enough.One can concentrate on the different centres; but sometimes one concentrates for so long, with so much effort, and has no result. And then one day something shakes you, you feel that you are going to lose your footing, you have to cling on to something; then you cling within yourself to the idea of union with the Divine, the idea of the divine Presence, the idea of the transformation of the consciousness, and you aspire, you want, you try to organise your feelings, movements, impulses around this. And it comes.Some people have recommended all kinds of methods; probably these were methods which had succeeded in their case; but to tell the truth, one must find one's own method, it is only after having done the thing that one knows how it should be done, not before.If one knows it beforehand, one makes a mental construction and risks greatly living in his mental construction, which is an illusion; because when the mind builds certain conditions and then they are realised, there are many chances of there being mostly pure mental construction which is not the experience itself but its image. So for all these truly spiritual experiences I think it is wiser to have them before knowing them. If one knows them, one imitates them, one doesn't have them, one imagines oneself having them; whereas if one knows nothing - how things are and how they ought to happen, what should happen and how it will come about - if one knows nothing about all this, then by keeping very still and making a kind of inner sorting out within one's being, one can suddenly have the experience, and then later knows what one has had. It is over, and one knows how it has to be done when one has done it - afterwards. Like that it is sure.One may obviously make use of his imagination, imagine the Kundalini and try to pull it upwards. But one can also tell himself tales like this. I have had so many instances of people who described their experiences to me exactly as they are described in books, knowing all the words and putting down all the details, and then I asked them just a little question like that, casually: that if they had had the experience they should have known or felt a certain thing, and as this was not in the books, they could not answer. ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1955 211-212,
50:At it's narrowest (although this is a common and perhaps the official position; need to find ref in What is Enlightenment) "integral", "turquois" (Spiral Dynamics), and "second tier" (ditto) are all synonms, and in turn are equivalent to Wilber IV / AQAL/Wilber V "Post-metaphysical" AQAL. This is the position that "Integral = Ken Wilber". It constitutes a new philosophical school or meme-set, in the tradition of charismatic spiritual teachers of all ages, in which an articulate, brilliant, and popular figure would arise, and gather a following around him- or her-self. After the teacher passes on, their teaching remains through books and organisations dedicated to perpetuating that teaching; although without the brilliant light of the Founder, things generally become pretty stultifying, and there is often little or no original development. Even so, the books themselves continue to inspire, and many people benefit greatly from these tecahings, and can contact the original Light of the founders to be inspired by them on the subtle planes. Some late 19th, 20th, and early 21st century examples of such teachers, known and less well-known, are Blavatsky, Theon, Steiner, Aurobindo, Gurdjieff, Crowley, Alice Bailey, Carl Jung, Ann Ree Colton, and now Ken Wilber. Also, many popular gurus belong in this category. It could plausibly be suggested that the founders of the great world religions started out no different, but their teaching really caught on n a big way....At its broadest then, the Integral Community includes not only Wilber but those he cites as his influences and hold universal and evolutionary views or teachings, as well as those who, while influenced by him also differ somewhat, and even those like Arthur M Young that Wilber has apparently never heard of. Nevertheless, all share a common, evolutionary, "theory of everything" position, and, whilst they may differ on many details and even on many major points, taken together they could be considered a wave front for a new paradigm, a memetic revolution. I use the term Daimon of the Integral Movement to refer to the spiritual being or personality of light that is behind and working through this broader movement.Now, this doesn't mean that this daimon is necessarily a negative entity. I see a lot of promise, a lot of potential, in the Integral Approach. From what I feel at the moment, the Integral Deva is a force and power of good.But, as with any new spiritual or evolutionary development, there is duality, in that there are forces that hinder and oppose and distort, as well as forces that help and aid in the evolution and ultimate divinisation of the Earth and the cosmos. Thus even where a guru does give in the dark side (as very often happens with many gurus today) there still remains an element of Mixed Light that remains (one finds this ambiguity with Sai Baba, with Da Free John, and with Rajneesh); and we find this same ambiguity with the Integral Community regarding what seems to me a certain offputting devotional attitude towards Wilber himself. The light will find its way, regardless. However, an Intregral Movement that is caught up in worship of and obedience to an authority figure, will not be able to achieve what a movement unfettered by such shackles could. ~ M Alan Kazlev, Kheper Ken Wilber,
51:SECTION 1. Books for Serious Study Liber CCXX. (Liber AL vel Legis.) The Book of the Law. This book is the foundation of the New Æon, and thus of the whole of our work. The Equinox. The standard Work of Reference in all occult matters. The Encyclopaedia of Initiation. Liber ABA (Book 4). A general account in elementary terms of magical and mystical powers. In four parts: (1) Mysticism (2) Magical (Elementary Theory) (3) Magick in Theory and Practice (this book) (4) The Law. Liber II. The Message of the Master Therion. Explains the essence of the new Law in a very simple manner. Liber DCCCXXXVIII. The Law of Liberty. A further explanation of The Book of the Law in reference to certain ethical problems. Collected Works of A. Crowley. These works contain many mystical and magical secrets, both stated clearly in prose, and woven into the Robe of sublimest poesy. The Yi King. (S. B. E. Series [vol. XVI], Oxford University Press.) The "Classic of Changes"; give the initiated Chinese system of Magick. The Tao Teh King. (S. B. E. Series [vol. XXXIX].) Gives the initiated Chinese system of Mysticism. Tannhäuser, by A. Crowley. An allegorical drama concerning the Progress of the Soul; the Tannhäuser story slightly remodelled. The Upanishads. (S. B. E. Series [vols. I & XV.) The Classical Basis of Vedantism, the best-known form of Hindu Mysticism. The Bhagavad-gita. A dialogue in which Krishna, the Hindu "Christ", expounds a system of Attainment. The Voice of the Silence, by H.P. Blavatsky, with an elaborate commentary by Frater O.M. Frater O.M., 7°=48, is the most learned of all the Brethren of the Order; he has given eighteen years to the study of this masterpiece. Raja-Yoga, by Swami Vivekananda. An excellent elementary study of Hindu mysticism. His Bhakti-Yoga is also good. The Shiva Samhita. An account of various physical means of assisting the discipline of initiation. A famous Hindu treatise on certain physical practices. The Hathayoga Pradipika. Similar to the Shiva Samhita. The Aphorisms of Patanjali. A valuable collection of precepts pertaining to mystical attainment. The Sword of Song. A study of Christian theology and ethics, with a statement and solution of the deepest philosophical problems. Also contains the best account extant of Buddhism, compared with modern science. The Book of the Dead. A collection of Egyptian magical rituals. Dogme et Rituel de la Haute Magie, by Eliphas Levi. The best general textbook of magical theory and practice for beginners. Written in an easy popular style. The Book of the Sacred Magic of Abramelin the Mage. The best exoteric account of the Great Work, with careful instructions in procedure. This Book influenced and helped the Master Therion more than any other. The Goetia. The most intelligible of all the mediæval rituals of Evocation. Contains also the favourite Invocation of the Master Therion. Erdmann's History of Philosophy. A compendious account of philosophy from the earliest times. Most valuable as a general education of the mind. The Spiritual Guide of [Miguel de] Molinos. A simple manual of Christian Mysticism. The Star in the West. (Captain Fuller). An introduction to the study of the Works of Aleister Crowley. The Dhammapada. (S. B. E. Series [vol. X], Oxford University Press). The best of the Buddhist classics. The Questions of King Milinda. (S. B. E. Series [vols. XXXV & XXXVI].) Technical points of Buddhist dogma, illustrated bydialogues. Liber 777 vel Prolegomena Symbolica Ad Systemam Sceptico-Mysticæ Viæ Explicandæ, Fundamentum Hieroglyphicam Sanctissimorum Scientiæ Summæ. A complete Dictionary of the Correspondences of all magical elements, reprinted with extensive additions, making it the only standard comprehensive book of reference ever published. It is to the language of Occultism what Webster or Murray is to the English language. Varieties of Religious Experience (William James). Valuable as showing the uniformity of mystical attainment. Kabbala Denudata, von Rosenroth: also The Kabbalah Unveiled, by S.L. Mathers. The text of the Qabalah, with commentary. A good elementary introduction to the subject. Konx Om Pax [by Aleister Crowley]. Four invaluable treatises and a preface on Mysticism and Magick. The Pistis Sophia [translated by G.R.S. Mead or Violet McDermot]. An admirable introduction to the study of Gnosticism. The Oracles of Zoroaster [Chaldæan Oracles]. An invaluable collection of precepts mystical and magical. The Dream of Scipio, by Cicero. Excellent for its Vision and its Philosophy. The Golden Verses of Pythagoras, by Fabre d'Olivet. An interesting study of the exoteric doctrines of this Master. The Divine Pymander, by Hermes Trismegistus. Invaluable as bearing on the Gnostic Philosophy. The Secret Symbols of the Rosicrucians, reprint of Franz Hartmann. An invaluable compendium. Scrutinium Chymicum [Atalanta Fugiens]¸ by Michael Maier. One of the best treatises on alchemy. Science and the Infinite, by Sidney Klein. One of the best essays written in recent years. Two Essays on the Worship of Priapus [A Discourse on the Worship of Priapus &c. &c. &c.], by Richard Payne Knight [and Thomas Wright]. Invaluable to all students. The Golden Bough, by J.G. Frazer. The textbook of Folk Lore. Invaluable to all students. The Age of Reason, by Thomas Paine. Excellent, though elementary, as a corrective to superstition. Rivers of Life, by General Forlong. An invaluable textbook of old systems of initiation. Three Dialogues, by Bishop Berkeley. The Classic of Subjective Idealism. Essays of David Hume. The Classic of Academic Scepticism. First Principles by Herbert Spencer. The Classic of Agnosticism. Prolegomena [to any future Metaphysics], by Immanuel Kant. The best introduction to Metaphysics. The Canon [by William Stirling]. The best textbook of Applied Qabalah. The Fourth Dimension, by [Charles] H. Hinton. The best essay on the subject. The Essays of Thomas Henry Huxley. Masterpieces of philosophy, as of prose. ~ Aleister Crowley, Liber ABA Appendix I: Literature Recommended to Aspirants,
52:Chapter 18 - Trapped in a Dream(A guy is playing a pinball machine, seemingly the same guy who rode with him in the back of the boat car. This part is played by Richard Linklater, aka, the director.)Hey, man.Hey.Weren't you in a boat car? You know, the guy, the guy with the hat? He gave me a ride in his car, or boat thing, and you were in the back seat with me?I mean, I'm not saying that you don't know what you're talking about, but I don't know what you're talking about.No, you see, you guys let me off at this really specific spot that you gave him directions to let me off at, I get out, and end up getting hit by a car, but then, I just woke up because I was dreaming, and later than that, I found out that I was still dreaming, dreaming that I'd woken up.Oh yeah, those are called false awakenings. I used to have those all the time.Yeah, but I'm still in it now. I, I can't get out of it. It's been going on forever, I keep waking up, but, but I'm just waking up into another dream. I'm starting to get creeped out, too. Like I'm talking to dead people. This woman on TV's telling me about how death is this dreamtime that exists outside of life. I mean, (desperate sigh) I'm starting to think that I'm dead.I'm gonna tell you about a dream I once had. I know that's, when someone says that, then usually you're in for a very boring next few minutes, and you might be, but it sounds like, you know, what else are you going to do, right? Anyway, I read this essay by Philip K. Dick.What, you read it in your dream?No, no. I read it before the dream. It was the preamble to the dream. It was about that book, um Flow My Tears the Policeman Said. You know that one?Uh, yeah yeah, he won an award for that one.Right, right. That's the one he wrote really fast. It just like flowed right out of him. He felt he was sort of channeling it, or something. But anyway, about four years after it was published, he was at this party, and he met this woman who had the same name as the woman character in the book. And she had a boyfriend with the same name as the boyfriend character in the book, and she was having an affair with this guy, the chief of police, and he had the same name as the chief of police in his book. So she's telling him all of this stuff from her life, and everything she's saying is right out of his book. So that's totally freaking him out, but, what can he do?And then shortly after that, he was going to mail a letter, and he saw this kind of, um, you know, dangerous, shady looking guy standing by his car, but instead of avoiding him, which he says he would have usually done, he just walked right up to him and said, "Can I help you?" And the guy said, "Yeah. I, I ran out of gas." So he pulls out his wallet, and he hands him some money, which he says he never would have done, and then he gets home and thinks, wait a second, this guy, you know, he can't get to a gas station, he's out of gas. So he gets back in his car, he goes and finds the guy, takes him to the gas station, and as he's pulling up at the gas station, he realizes, "Hey, this is in my book too. This exact station, this exact guy. Everything."So this whole episode is kind of creepy, right? And he's telling his priest about it, you know, describing how he wrote this book, and then four years later all these things happened to him. And as he's telling it to him, the priest says, "That's the Book of Acts. You're describing the Book of Acts." And he's like, "I've never read the Book of Acts." So he, you know, goes home and reads the Book of Acts, and it's like uncanny. Even the characters' names are the same as in the Bible. And the Book of Acts takes place in 50 A.D., when it was written, supposedly. So Philip K. Dick had this theory that time was an illusion and that we were all actually in 50 A.D., and the reason he had written this book was that he had somehow momentarily punctured through this illusion, this veil of time, and what he had seen there was what was going on in the Book of Acts.And he was really into Gnosticism, and this idea that this demiurge, or demon, had created this illusion of time to make us forget that Christ was about to return, and the kingdom of God was about to arrive. And that we're all in 50 A.D., and there's someone trying to make us forget that God is imminent. And that's what time is. That's what all of history is. It's just this kind of continuous, you know, daydream, or distraction.And so I read that, and I was like, well that's weird. And than that night I had a dream and there was this guy in the dream who was supposed to be a psychic. But I was skeptical. I was like, you know, he's not really a psychic, you know I'm thinking to myself. And then suddenly I start floating, like levitating, up to the ceiling. And as I almost go through the roof, I'm like, "Okay, Mr. Psychic. I believe you. You're a psychic. Put me down please." And I float down, and as my feet touch the ground, the psychic turns into this woman in a green dress. And this woman is Lady Gregory.Now Lady Gregory was Yeats' patron, this, you know, Irish person. And though I'd never seen her image, I was just sure that this was the face of Lady Gregory. So we're walking along, and Lady Gregory turns to me and says, "Let me explain to you the nature of the universe. Now Philip K. Dick is right about time, but he's wrong that it's 50 A.D. Actually, there's only one instant, and it's right now, and it's eternity. And it's an instant in which God is posing a question, and that question is basically, 'Do you want to, you know, be one with eternity? Do you want to be in heaven?' And we're all saying, 'No thank you. Not just yet.' And so time is actually just this constant saying 'No' to God's invitation. I mean that's what time is. I mean, and it's no more 50 A.D. than it's two thousand and one. And there's just this one instant, and that's what we're always in."And then she tells me that actually this is the narrative of everyone's life. That, you know, behind the phenomenal difference, there is but one story, and that's the story of moving from the "no" to the "yes." All of life is like, "No thank you. No thank you. No thank you." then ultimately it's, "Yes, I give in. Yes, I accept. Yes, I embrace." I mean, that's the journey. I mean, everyone gets to the "yes" in the end, right?Right.So we continue walking, and my dog runs over to me. And so I'm petting him, really happy to see him, you know, he's been dead for years. So I'm petting him and I realize there's this kind of gross oozing stuff coming out of his stomach. And I look over at Lady Gregory, and she sort of coughs. She's like [cough] [cough] "Oh, excuse me." And there's vomit, like dribbling down her chin, and it smells really bad. And I think, "Well, wait a second, that's not just the smell of vomit," which is, doesn't smell very good, "that's the smell of like dead person vomit." You know, so it's like doubly foul. And then I realize I'm actually in the land of the dead, and everyone around me is dead. My dog had been dead for over ten years, Lady Gregory had been dead a lot longer than that. When I finally woke up, I was like, whoa, that wasn't a dream, that was a visitation to this real place, the land of the dead.So what happened? I mean how did you finally get out of it?Oh man. It was just like one of those like life altering experiences. I mean I could never really look at the world the same way again, after that.Yeah, but I mean like how did you, how did you finally get out of the dream? See, that's my problem. I'm like trapped. I keep, I keep thinking that I'm waking up, but I'm still in a dream. It seems like it's going on forever. I can't get out of it, and I want to wake up for real. How do you really wake up?I don't know, I don't know. I'm not very good at that anymore. But, um, if that's what you're thinking, I mean you, you probably should. I mean, you know if you can wake up, you should, because you know someday, you know, you won't be able to. So just, um ... But it's easy. You know. Just, just wake up. ~ Waking Life,
53:It does not matter if you do not understand it - Savitri, read it always. You will see that every time you read it, something new will be revealed to you. Each time you will get a new glimpse, each time a new experience; things which were not there, things you did not understand arise and suddenly become clear. Always an unexpected vision comes up through the words and lines. Every time you try to read and understand, you will see that something is added, something which was hidden behind is revealed clearly and vividly. I tell you the very verses you have read once before, will appear to you in a different light each time you re-read them. This is what happens invariably. Always your experience is enriched, it is a revelation at each step. But you must not read it as you read other books or newspapers. You must read with an empty head, a blank and vacant mind, without there being any other thought; you must concentrate much, remain empty, calm and open; then the words, rhythms, vibrations will penetrate directly to this white page, will put their stamp upon the brain, will explain themselves without your making any effort. Savitri alone is sufficient to make you climb to the highest peaks. If truly one knows how to meditate on Savitri, one will receive all the help one needs. For him who wishes to follow this path, it is a concrete help as though the Lord himself were taking you by the hand and leading you to the destined goal. And then, every question, however personal it may be, has its answer here, every difficulty finds its solution herein; indeed there is everything that is necessary for doing the Yoga.*He has crammed the whole universe in a single book.* It is a marvellous work, magnificent and of an incomparable perfection. You know, before writing Savitri Sri Aurobindo said to me, WIKI am impelled to launch on a new adventure; I was hesitant in the beginning, but now I am decided. Still, I do not know how far I shall succeed. I pray for help.* And you know what it was? It was - before beginning, I warn you in advance - it was His way of speaking, so full of divine humility and modesty. He never... *asserted Himself*. And the day He actually began it, He told me: WIKI have launched myself in a rudderless boat upon the vastness of the Infinite.* And once having started, He wrote page after page without intermission, as though it were a thing already complete up there and He had only to transcribe it in ink down here on these pages. In truth, the entire form of Savitri has descended "en masse" from the highest region and Sri Aurobindo with His genius only arranged the lines - in a superb and magnificent style. Sometimes entire lines were revealed and He has left them intact; He worked hard, untiringly, so that the inspiration could come from the highest possible summit. And what a work He has created! Yes, it is a true creation in itself. It is an unequalled work. Everything is there, and it is put in such a simple, such a clear form; verses perfectly harmonious, limpid and eternally true. My child, I have read so many things, but I have never come across anything which could be compared with Savitri. I have studied the best works in Greek, Latin, English and of course French literature, also in German and all the great creations of the West and the East, including the great epics; but I repeat it, I have not found anywhere anything comparable with Savitri. All these literary works seems to me empty, flat, hollow, without any deep reality - apart from a few rare exceptions, and these too represent only a small fraction of what Savitri is. What grandeur, what amplitude, what reality: it is something immortal and eternal He has created. I tell you once again there is nothing like in it the whole world. Even if one puts aside the vision of the reality, that is, the essential substance which is the heart of the inspiration, and considers only the lines in themselves, one will find them unique, of the highest classical kind. What He has created is something man cannot imagine. For, everything is there, everything. It may then be said that Savitri is a revelation, it is a meditation, it is a quest of the Infinite, the Eternal. If it is read with this aspiration for Immortality, the reading itself will serve as a guide to Immortality. To read Savitri is indeed to practice Yoga, spiritual concentration; one can find there all that is needed to realise the Divine. Each step of Yoga is noted here, including the secret of all other Yogas. Surely, if one sincerely follows what is revealed here in each line one will reach finally the transformation of the Supramental Yoga. It is truly the infallible guide who never abandons you; its support is always there for him who wants to follow the path. Each verse of Savitri is like a revealed Mantra which surpasses all that man possessed by way of knowledge, and I repeat this, the words are expressed and arranged in such a way that the sonority of the rhythm leads you to the origin of sound, which is OM. My child, yes, everything is there: mysticism, occultism, philosophy, the history of evolution, the history of man, of the gods, of creation, of Nature. How the universe was created, why, for what purpose, what destiny - all is there. You can find all the answers to all your questions there. Everything is explained, even the future of man and of the evolution, all that nobody yet knows. He has described it all in beautiful and clear words so that spiritual adventurers who wish to solve the mysteries of the world may understand it more easily. But this mystery is well hidden behind the words and lines and one must rise to the required level of true consciousness to discover it. All prophesies, all that is going to come is presented with the precise and wonderful clarity. Sri Aurobindo gives you here the key to find the Truth, to discover the Consciousness, to solve the problem of what the universe is. He has also indicated how to open the door of the Inconscience so that the light may penetrate there and transform it. He has shown the path, the way to liberate oneself from the ignorance and climb up to the superconscience; each stage, each plane of consciousness, how they can be scaled, how one can cross even the barrier of death and attain immortality. You will find the whole journey in detail, and as you go forward you can discover things altogether unknown to man. That is Savitri and much more yet. It is a real experience - reading Savitri. All the secrets that man possessed, He has revealed, - as well as all that awaits him in the future; all this is found in the depth of Savitri. But one must have the knowledge to discover it all, the experience of the planes of consciousness, the experience of the Supermind, even the experience of the conquest of Death. He has noted all the stages, marked each step in order to advance integrally in the integral Yoga. All this is His own experience, and what is most surprising is that it is my own experience also. It is my sadhana which He has worked out. Each object, each event, each realisation, all the descriptions, even the colours are exactly what I saw and the words, phrases are also exactly what I heard. And all this before having read the book. I read Savitri many times afterwards, but earlier, when He was writing He used to read it to me. Every morning I used to hear Him read Savitri. During the night He would write and in the morning read it to me. And I observed something curious, that day after day the experiences He read out to me in the morning were those I had had the previous night, word by word. Yes, all the descriptions, the colours, the pictures I had seen, the words I had heard, all, all, I heard it all, put by Him into poetry, into miraculous poetry. Yes, they were exactly my experiences of the previous night which He read out to me the following morning. And it was not just one day by chance, but for days and days together. And every time I used to compare what He said with my previous experiences and they were always the same. I repeat, it was not that I had told Him my experiences and that He had noted them down afterwards, no, He knew already what I had seen. It is my experiences He has presented at length and they were His experiences also. It is, moreover, the picture of Our joint adventure into the unknown or rather into the Supermind. These are experiences lived by Him, realities, supracosmic truths. He experienced all these as one experiences joy or sorrow, physically. He walked in the darkness of inconscience, even in the neighborhood of death, endured the sufferings of perdition, and emerged from the mud, the world-misery to breathe the sovereign plenitude and enter the supreme Ananda. He crossed all these realms, went through the consequences, suffered and endured physically what one cannot imagine. Nobody till today has suffered like Him. He accepted suffering to transform suffering into the joy of union with the Supreme. It is something unique and incomparable in the history of the world. It is something that has never happened before, He is the first to have traced the path in the Unknown, so that we may be able to walk with certitude towards the Supermind. He has made the work easy for us. Savitri is His whole Yoga of transformation, and this Yoga appears now for the first time in the earth-consciousness. And I think that man is not yet ready to receive it. It is too high and too vast for him. He cannot understand it, grasp it, for it is not by the mind that one can understand Savitri. One needs spiritual experiences in order to understand and assimilate it. The farther one advances on the path of Yoga, the more does one assimilate and the better. No, it is something which will be appreciated only in the future, it is the poetry of tomorrow of which He has spoken in The Future Poetry. It is too subtle, too refined, - it is not in the mind or through the mind, it is in meditation that Savitri is revealed. And men have the audacity to compare it with the work of Virgil or Homer and to find it inferior. They do not understand, they cannot understand. What do they know? Nothing at all. And it is useless to try to make them understand. Men will know what it is, but in a distant future. It is only the new race with a new consciousness which will be able to understand. I assure you there is nothing under the blue sky to compare with Savitri. It is the mystery of mysteries. It is a *super-epic,* it is super-literature, super-poetry, super-vision, it is a super-work even if one considers the number of lines He has written. No, these human words are not adequate to describe Savitri. Yes, one needs superlatives, hyperboles to describe it. It is a hyper-epic. No, words express nothing of what Savitri is, at least I do not find them. It is of immense value - spiritual value and all other values; it is eternal in its subject, and infinite in its appeal, miraculous in its mode and power of execution; it is a unique thing, the more you come into contact with it, the higher will you be uplifted. Ah, truly it is something! It is the most beautiful thing He has left for man, the highest possible. What is it? When will man know it? When is he going to lead a life of truth? When is he going to accept this in his life? This yet remains to be seen. My child, every day you are going to read Savitri; read properly, with the right attitude, concentrating a little before opening the pages and trying to keep the mind as empty as possible, absolutely without a thought. The direct road is through the heart. I tell you, if you try to really concentrate with this aspiration you can light the flame, the psychic flame, the flame of purification in a very short time, perhaps in a few days. What you cannot do normally, you can do with the help of Savitri. Try and you will see how very different it is, how new, if you read with this attitude, with this something at the back of your consciousness; as though it were an offering to Sri Aurobindo. You know it is charged, fully charged with consciousness; as if Savitri were a being, a real guide. I tell you, whoever, wanting to practice Yoga, tries sincerely and feels the necessity for it, will be able to climb with the help of Savitri to the highest rung of the ladder of Yoga, will be able to find the secret that Savitri represents. And this without the help of a Guru. And he will be able to practice it anywhere. For him Savitri alone will be the guide, for all that he needs he will find Savitri. If he remains very quiet when before a difficulty, or when he does not know where to turn to go forward and how to overcome obstacles, for all these hesitations and incertitudes which overwhelm us at every moment, he will have the necessary indications, and the necessary concrete help. If he remains very calm, open, if he aspires sincerely, always he will be as if lead by the hand. If he has faith, the will to give himself and essential sincerity he will reach the final goal. Indeed, Savitri is something concrete, living, it is all replete, packed with consciousness, it is the supreme knowledge above all human philosophies and religions. It is the spiritual path, it is Yoga, Tapasya, Sadhana, in its single body. Savitri has an extraordinary power, it gives out vibrations for him who can receive them, the true vibrations of each stage of consciousness. It is incomparable, it is truth in its plenitude, the Truth Sri Aurobindo brought down on the earth. My child, one must try to find the secret that Savitri represents, the prophetic message Sri Aurobindo reveals there for us. This is the work before you, it is hard but it is worth the trouble. - 5 November 1967 ~ The Mother, Sweet Mother The Mother to Mona Sarkar,
54:One little picture in this book, the Magic Locket, was drawn by 'Miss Alice Havers.' I did not state this on the title-page, since it seemed only due, to the artist of all these (to my mind) wonderful pictures, that his name should stand there alone.The descriptions, of Sunday as spent by children of the last generation, are quoted verbatim from a speech made to me by a child-friend and a letter written to me by a lady-friend.The Chapters, headed 'Fairy Sylvie' and 'Bruno's Revenge,' are a reprint, with a few alterations, of a little fairy-tale which I wrote in the year 1867, at the request of the late Mrs. Gatty, for 'Aunt Judy's Magazine,' which she was then editing.It was in 1874, I believe, that the idea first occurred to me of making it the nucleus of a longer story.As the years went on, I jotted down, at odd moments, all sorts of odd ideas, and fragments of dialogue, that occurred to me--who knows how?--with a transitory suddenness that left me no choice but either to record them then and there, or to abandon them to oblivion. Sometimes one could trace to their source these random flashes of thought--as being suggested by the book one was reading, or struck out from the 'flint' of one's own mind by the 'steel' of a friend's chance remark but they had also a way of their own, of occurring, a propos of nothing --specimens of that hopelessly illogical phenomenon, 'an effect without a cause.' Such, for example, was the last line of 'The Hunting of the Snark,' which came into my head (as I have already related in 'The Theatre' for April, 1887) quite suddenly, during a solitary walk: and such, again, have been passages which occurred in dreams, and which I cannot trace to any antecedent cause whatever. There are at least two instances of such dream-suggestions in this book--one, my Lady's remark, 'it often runs in families, just as a love for pastry does', the other, Eric Lindon's badinage about having been in domestic service.And thus it came to pass that I found myself at last in possession of a huge unwieldy mass of litterature--if the reader will kindly excuse the spelling --which only needed stringing together, upon the thread of a consecutive story, to constitute the book I hoped to write. Only! The task, at first, seemed absolutely hopeless, and gave me a far clearer idea, than I ever had before, of the meaning of the word 'chaos': and I think it must have been ten years, or more, before I had succeeded in classifying these odds-and-ends sufficiently to see what sort of a story they indicated: for the story had to grow out of the incidents, not the incidents out of the story I am telling all this, in no spirit of egoism, but because I really believe that some of my readers will be interested in these details of the 'genesis' of a book, which looks so simple and straight-forward a matter, when completed, that they might suppose it to have been written straight off, page by page, as one would write a letter, beginning at the beginning; and ending at the end.It is, no doubt, possible to write a story in that way: and, if it be not vanity to say so, I believe that I could, myself,--if I were in the unfortunate position (for I do hold it to be a real misfortune) of being obliged to produce a given amount of fiction in a given time,--that I could 'fulfil my task,' and produce my 'tale of bricks,' as other slaves have done. One thing, at any rate, I could guarantee as to the story so produced--that it should be utterly commonplace, should contain no new ideas whatever, and should be very very weary reading!This species of literature has received the very appropriate name of 'padding' which might fitly be defined as 'that which all can write and none can read.' That the present volume contains no such writing I dare not avow: sometimes, in order to bring a picture into its proper place, it has been necessary to eke out a page with two or three extra lines : but I can honestly say I have put in no more than I was absolutely compelled to do.My readers may perhaps like to amuse themselves by trying to detect, in a given passage, the one piece of 'padding' it contains. While arranging the 'slips' into pages, I found that the passage was 3 lines too short. I supplied the deficiency, not by interpolating a word here and a word there, but by writing in 3 consecutive lines. Now can my readers guess which they are?A harder puzzle if a harder be desired would be to determine, as to the Gardener's Song, in which cases (if any) the stanza was adapted to the surrounding text, and in which (if any) the text was adapted to the stanza.Perhaps the hardest thing in all literature--at least I have found it so: by no voluntary effort can I accomplish it: I have to take it as it come's is to write anything original. And perhaps the easiest is, when once an original line has been struck out, to follow it up, and to write any amount more to the same tune. I do not know if 'Alice in Wonderland' was an original story--I was, at least, no conscious imitator in writing it--but I do know that, since it came out, something like a dozen storybooks have appeared, on identically the same pattern. The path I timidly explored believing myself to be 'the first that ever burst into that silent sea'--is now a beaten high-road: all the way-side flowers have long ago been trampled into the dust: and it would be courting disaster for me to attempt that style again.Hence it is that, in 'Sylvie and Bruno,' I have striven with I know not what success to strike out yet another new path: be it bad or good, it is the best I can do. It is written, not for money, and not for fame, but in the hope of supplying, for the children whom I love, some thoughts that may suit those hours of innocent merriment which are the very life of Childhood; and also in the hope of suggesting, to them and to others, some thoughts that may prove, I would fain hope, not wholly out of harmony with the graver cadences of Life.If I have not already exhausted the patience of my readers, I would like to seize this opportunity perhaps the last I shall have of addressing so many friends at once of putting on record some ideas that have occurred to me, as to books desirable to be written--which I should much like to attempt, but may not ever have the time or power to carry through--in the hope that, if I should fail (and the years are gliding away very fast) to finish the task I have set myself, other hands may take it up.First, a Child's Bible. The only real essentials of this would be, carefully selected passages, suitable for a child's reading, and pictures. One principle of selection, which I would adopt, would be that Religion should be put before a child as a revelation of love--no need to pain and puzzle the young mind with the history of crime and punishment. (On such a principle I should, for example, omit the history of the Flood.) The supplying of the pictures would involve no great difficulty: no new ones would be needed : hundreds of excellent pictures already exist, the copyright of which has long ago expired, and which simply need photo-zincography, or some similar process, for their successful reproduction. The book should be handy in size with a pretty attractive looking cover--in a clear legible type--and, above all, with abundance of pictures, pictures, pictures!Secondly, a book of pieces selected from the Bible--not single texts, but passages of from 10 to 20 verses each--to be committed to memory. Such passages would be found useful, to repeat to one's self and to ponder over, on many occasions when reading is difficult, if not impossible: for instance, when lying awake at night--on a railway-journey --when taking a solitary walk-in old age, when eyesight is failing or wholly lost--and, best of all, when illness, while incapacitating us for reading or any other occupation, condemns us to lie awake through many weary silent hours: at such a time how keenly one may realise the truth of David's rapturous cry "O how sweet are thy words unto my throat: yea, sweeter than honey unto my mouth!"I have said 'passages,' rather than single texts, because we have no means of recalling single texts: memory needs links, and here are none: one may have a hundred texts stored in the memory, and not be able to recall, at will, more than half-a-dozen--and those by mere chance: whereas, once get hold of any portion of a chapter that has been committed to memory, and the whole can be recovered: all hangs together.Thirdly, a collection of passages, both prose and verse, from books other than the Bible. There is not perhaps much, in what is called 'un-inspired' literature (a misnomer, I hold: if Shakespeare was not inspired, one may well doubt if any man ever was), that will bear the process of being pondered over, a hundred times: still there are such passages--enough, I think, to make a goodly store for the memory.These two books of sacred, and secular, passages for memory--will serve other good purposes besides merely occupying vacant hours: they will help to keep at bay many anxious thoughts, worrying thoughts, uncharitable thoughts, unholy thoughts. Let me say this, in better words than my own, by copying a passage from that most interesting book, Robertson's Lectures on the Epistles to the Corinthians, Lecture XLIX. "If a man finds himself haunted by evil desires and unholy images, which will generally be at periodical hours, let him commit to memory passages of Scripture, or passages from the best writers in verse or prose. Let him store his mind with these, as safeguards to repeat when he lies awake in some restless night, or when despairing imaginations, or gloomy, suicidal thoughts, beset him. Let these be to him the sword, turning everywhere to keep the way of the Garden of Life from the intrusion of profaner footsteps."Fourthly, a "Shakespeare" for girls: that is, an edition in which everything, not suitable for the perusal of girls of (say) from 10 to 17, should be omitted. Few children under 10 would be likely to understand or enjoy the greatest of poets: and those, who have passed out of girlhood, may safely be left to read Shakespeare, in any edition, 'expurgated' or not, that they may prefer: but it seems a pity that so many children, in the intermediate stage, should be debarred from a great pleasure for want of an edition suitable to them. Neither Bowdler's, Chambers's, Brandram's, nor Cundell's 'Boudoir' Shakespeare, seems to me to meet the want: they are not sufficiently 'expurgated.' Bowdler's is the most extraordinary of all: looking through it, I am filled with a deep sense of wonder, considering what he has left in, that he should have cut anything out! Besides relentlessly erasing all that is unsuitable on the score of reverence or decency, I should be inclined to omit also all that seems too difficult, or not likely to interest young readers. The resulting book might be slightly fragmentary: but it would be a real treasure to all British maidens who have any taste for poetry.If it be needful to apologize to any one for the new departure I have taken in this story--by introducing, along with what will, I hope, prove to be acceptable nonsense for children, some of the graver thoughts of human life--it must be to one who has learned the Art of keeping such thoughts wholly at a distance in hours of mirth and careless ease. To him such a mixture will seem, no doubt, ill-judged and repulsive. And that such an Art exists I do not dispute: with youth, good health, and sufficient money, it seems quite possible to lead, for years together, a life of unmixed gaiety--with the exception of one solemn fact, with which we are liable to be confronted at any moment, even in the midst of the most brilliant company or the most sparkling entertainment. A man may fix his own times for admitting serious thought, for attending public worship, for prayer, for reading the Bible: all such matters he can defer to that 'convenient season', which is so apt never to occur at all: but he cannot defer, for one single moment, the necessity of attending to a message, which may come before he has finished reading this page,' this night shalt thy soul be required of thee.'The ever-present sense of this grim possibility has been, in all ages, 1 an incubus that men have striven to shake off. Few more interesting subjects of enquiry could be found, by a student of history, than the various weapons that have been used against this shadowy foe. Saddest of all must have been the thoughts of those who saw indeed an existence beyond the grave, but an existence far more terrible than annihilation--an existence as filmy, impalpable, all but invisible spectres, drifting about, through endless ages, in a world of shadows, with nothing to do, nothing to hope for, nothing to love! In the midst of the gay verses of that genial 'bon vivant' Horace, there stands one dreary word whose utter sadness goes to one's heart. It is the word 'exilium' in the well-known passageOmnes eodem cogimur, omniumVersatur urna serius ociusSors exitura et nos in aeternumExilium impositura cymbae.Yes, to him this present life--spite of all its weariness and all its sorrow--was the only life worth having: all else was 'exile'! Does it not seem almost incredible that one, holding such a creed, should ever have smiled?And many in this day, I fear, even though believing in an existence beyond the grave far more real than Horace ever dreamed of, yet regard it as a sort of 'exile' from all the joys of life, and so adopt Horace's theory, and say 'let us eat and drink, for to-morrow we die.'We go to entertainments, such as the theatre--I say 'we', for I also go to the play, whenever I get a chance of seeing a really good one and keep at arm's length, if possible, the thought that we may not return alive. Yet how do you know--dear friend, whose patience has carried you through this garrulous preface that it may not be your lot, when mirth is fastest and most furious, to feel the sharp pang, or the deadly faintness, which heralds the final crisis--to see, with vague wonder, anxious friends bending over you to hear their troubled whispers perhaps yourself to shape the question, with trembling lips, "Is it serious?", and to be told "Yes: the end is near" (and oh, how different all Life will look when those words are said!)--how do you know, I say, that all this may not happen to you, this night?And dare you, knowing this, say to yourself "Well, perhaps it is an immoral play: perhaps the situations are a little too 'risky', the dialogue a little too strong, the 'business' a little too suggestive.I don't say that conscience is quite easy: but the piece is so clever, I must see it this once! I'll begin a stricter life to-morrow." To-morrow, and to-morrow, and tomorrow!"Who sins in hope, who, sinning, says,'Sorrow for sin God's judgement stays!'Against God's Spirit he lies; quite stops Mercy with insult; dares, and drops,Like a scorch'd fly, that spins in vainUpon the axis of its pain,Then takes its doom, to limp and crawl,Blind and forgot, from fall to fall."Let me pause for a moment to say that I believe this thought, of the possibility of death--if calmly realised, and steadily faced would be one of the best possible tests as to our going to any scene of amusement being right or wrong. If the thought of sudden death acquires, for you, a special horror when imagined as happening in a theatre, then be very sure the theatre is harmful for you, however harmless it may be for others; and that you are incurring a deadly peril in going. Be sure the safest rule is that we should not dare to live in any scene in which we dare not die.But, once realise what the true object is in life--that it is not pleasure, not knowledge, not even fame itself, 'that last infirmity of noble minds'--but that it is the development of character, the rising to a higher, nobler, purer standard, the building-up of the perfect Man--and then, so long as we feel that this is going on, and will (we trust) go on for evermore, death has for us no terror; it is not a shadow, but a light; not an end, but a beginning!One other matter may perhaps seem to call for apology--that I should have treated with such entire want of sympathy the British passion for 'Sport', which no doubt has been in by-gone days, and is still, in some forms of it, an excellent school for hardihood and for coolness in moments of danger.But I am not entirely without sympathy for genuine 'Sport': I can heartily admire the courage of the man who, with severe bodily toil, and at the risk of his life, hunts down some 'man-eating' tiger: and I can heartily sympathize with him when he exults in the glorious excitement of the chase and the hand-to-hand struggle with the monster brought to bay. But I can but look with deep wonder and sorrow on the hunter who, at his ease and in safety, can find pleasure in what involves, for some defenceless creature, wild terror and a death of agony: deeper, if the hunter be one who has pledged himself to preach to men the Religion of universal Love: deepest of all, if it be one of those 'tender and delicate' beings, whose very name serves as a symbol of Love--'thy love to me was wonderful, passing the love of women'--whose mission here is surely to help and comfort all that are in pain or sorrow!'Farewell, farewell! but this I tellTo thee, thou Wedding-Guest!He prayeth well, who loveth wellBoth man and bird and beast.He prayeth best, who loveth bestAll things both great and small;For the dear God who loveth us,He made and loveth all.' ~ Lewis Carroll, Sylvie and Bruno ,

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1:Jasper eased the book ~ D M Pulley
2:The book ‘wrote itself. ~ David J Schwartz
3:Finished, the book begins. ~ Carlos Fuentes
4:Write the book you want to read ~ Anne Rice
5:we became the books we read. ~ Matthew Kelly
6:We become the books we read. ~ Matthew Kelly
7:The book can also be a hat. ~ Stanley Kubrick
8:The book you don't read won't help. ~ Jim Rohn
9:Write the book you want to read ~ Austin Kleon
10:This. That. Those. All the books. ~ Amor Towles
11:a nerd is known by the books he read ~ Anonymous
12:I saw the book thief three times. ~ Markus Zusak
13:I love the books by Brenda Minton ~ Brenda Minton
14:I've read all the books but one ~ Kathleen Raine
15:The book belongs to the author. ~ Maxwell Perkins
16:Don't join the book burners! ~ Dwight D Eisenhower
17:I think the Book burned it, poor guy. ~ Kami Garcia
18:Happily ever after, like in the books, ~ Cathy Glass
19:Home is where the books are ~ Richard Francis Burton
20:Carpe librum, meant “Seize the book. ~ Jefferson Bass
21:the book like a sleigh left my lap ~ Vladimir Nabokov
22:The reading of the book was a journey. ~ Susan Orlean
23:The Rosary is the book of the blind. ~ Fulton J Sheen
24:…only then did I wake out of the book. ~ John McGahern
25:The Book of Mormon is chloroform in print ~ Mark Twain
26:The bookworm of great libraries. ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne
27:Geraldine Brooks: People of the Book ~ Ursula K Le Guin
28:I don’t pick the books. I pick the wine. ~ Jodi Picoult
29:My mistake was in ever opening the books. ~ Jack London
30:One life just not enough to read the books. ~ Anonymous
31:You have to go where the book leads you. ~ Stephen King
32:Did the book…steal the day away from me? The ~ K A Linde
33:She was the books she read in the library. ~ Betty Smith
34:The Book of Five Rings, by Miyamoto Musashi, ~ Jack Carr
35:The book's always better than the movie. ~ Richelle Mead
36:The Book, this Holy Book, on every line, ~ Robert Pollok
37:The real war will never get in the books. ~ Walt Whitman
38:To start with, look at all the books. ~ Jeffrey Eugenides
39:Any idea is true if it sells the books. ~ Charles P Pierce
40:Do you ever read any of the books you burn? ~ Ray Bradbury
41:It is written in the Book of Usable Minutes ~ John Ashbery
42:Love is the religion, and the universe is the book. ~ Rumi
43:Our minds are shaped by the books we read. ~ Robin Sharma
44:Tears were frozen to the book theif's face. ~ Markus Zusak
45:The book. Calming object. Held in the hand. ~ Maira Kalman
46:A man is known by the books he reads. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
47:I love lying here with you, under the books. ~ Cath Crowley
48:...the book like a sleigh left my lap... ~ Vladimir Nabokov
49:The book shd. be a ball of light in one's hand. ~ Ezra Pound
50:The show must go on, and so must The Book. ~ E A Bucchianeri
51:The Book of Werewolves by Sabine Baring-Gould. ~ Steve Feasey
52:The book really comes to life in the rewriting. ~ Philip Roth
53:Then he got more books. He saved all the books. ~ Dave Eggers
54:Life loiters at the book's first page,-- ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
55:Like you had been drowning, and the book was air. ~ Emery Lord
56:maybe the books can get us half out of the cave ~ Ray Bradbury
57:stumbled upon the book How to Become a Rainmaker, ~ Chris Voss
58:The book should be a ball of light in one's hand. ~ Ezra Pound
59:The story begins only when the book closes. ~ Marshall McLuhan
60:We need the books that affect us like a disaster ~ Franz Kafka
61:Within the book and volume of thy brain. ~ William Shakespeare
62:Xander, don't speak Latin in front of the books. ~ Joss Whedon
63:He was the boy with the book. Always and forever. ~ Neil Gaiman
64:If you like the book, you'll hate the movie. ~ Daniel Radcliffe
65:Perhaps the story now goes on beyond the book. ~ Cornelia Funke
66:The book, like the bicycle, is a perfect form. ~ Jacques Barzun
67:Vampires. They wrote the book on possessive. ~ Charlaine Harris
68:We are the books we read and the things we love. ~ Cath Crowley
69:Hungry man, reach for the book: it is a weapon. ~ Bertolt Brecht
70:I see you in the library. The way you love the books. ~ Ann Hood
71:My life was worth nothing except the books I read, ~ Rufi Thorpe
72:The book you don't read is a journey forsaken. ~ Mark Rubinstein
73:The Louvre is the book in which we learn to read. ~ Paul Cezanne
74:I closed the book and closed my heart along with it. ~ Staci Hart
75:No wonder the teacher knows so much; she has the book. ~ E W Howe
76:The Book of Strange New Things by Michel Faber. ~ Timothy Ferriss
77:The booksellers are generous liberal-minded men. ~ Samuel Johnson
78:The volume of Nature is the book of knowledge. ~ Oliver Goldsmith
79:You're so easy to read but the book is boring me. ~ Emilie Autumn
80:Finding the book was like kissing a lightning bolt. ~ Karen Miller
81:Heaven from all creatures hides the book of Fate. ~ Alexander Pope
82:I don't publish the books to make money, not at all. ~ Peter Sotos
83:Love is the religion and the universe is the book. ~ Coleman Barks
84:My first book was the book that changed my life. ~ Stephen Ambrose
85:The Book does not play James Joyce with the Universe. ~ Hal Duncan
86:The book is man's best invention so far. ~ Carolina Maria de Jesus
87:This book is the book you have just read. It’s done. ~ Neil Gaiman
88:at home the bookshelves connected heaven and earth. ~ Lisel Mueller
89:Honesty is the first chapter of the book wisdom. ~ Thomas Jefferson
90:I don't write the books --I am merely the typist. ~ Anne Carmichael
91:Quite simply the book and I were meant to be together. ~ Kate Morton
92:Sometimes I don't like the books that I'm reading. ~ Charlie Kaufman
93:The better the book the more room for the reader. ~ Holbrook Jackson
94:The bookends of success are starting and finishing. ~ John C Maxwell
95:The issue I highlight in the book is welfare reform. ~ Robert Scheer
96:All of a sudden I wanted to know how the book ended. ~ Kody Keplinger
97:Dreams are letters from the book your life is writing. ~ Paulo Coelho
98:I wrote the book in my head when I was 6 years old. ~ Steven Cojocaru
99:…the book creates meaning, the meaning creates life. ~ Roland Barthes
100:The Book of Helaman ~ The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints
101:They read all the books but they can't find the answers. ~ John Mayer
102:This will destroy that. The book will kill the edifice. ~ Victor Hugo
103:First they burn the books, and then the bodies follow ~ Kane X Faucher
104:Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom. ~ Thomas Jefferson
105:I don't choose. Normally it's the book that chooses me. ~ Paulo Coelho
106:I feel less alone when I read the books of Ratzinger. ~ Oriana Fallaci
107:Readers came and went, only the books stayed forever. ~ Martin Edwards
108:The Book of Mormon is so good it makes me f**king angry. ~ Jon Stewart
109:The books are to remind us what asses and fools we are. ~ Ray Bradbury
110:The books I'm writing are houses that I build for myself. ~ Etel Adnan
111:The Book that made the nation was destroying the nation. ~ Mark A Noll
112:They read all the books, but they can't find the answers. ~ John Mayer
113:We who preach have one tool. We are people of the book. ~ John Ortberg
114:He is holding a book.
Inside the book is the Universe. ~ Neil Gaiman
115:In the Book of Life, The answers aren't in the back. ~ Charles M Schulz
116:No company like good books, especially the book of God. ~ Matthew Henry
117:Should it matter what genre it is if the book is good? ~ Colleen Hoover
118:the book I was reading turned out to be crack ~ Elizabeth Norris
119:The Book of Mormon is to be feasted upon, not nibbled. ~ Neal A Maxwell
120:We are all but characters in the books of God's library. ~ Chris Colfer
121:Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore? ~ Henry Ward Beecher
122:Actually, the books were never a planned career path. ~ Jamie Lee Curtis
123:Blindur er boklaus madur - Blind is the bookless man. ~ Christina Sunley
124:If only the bookshop offered a tea service! Evangeline ~ Linda Rae Sande
125:You have to write the book that wants to be written. ~ Madeleine L Engle
126:I have no regrets because I did everything by the book. ~ Alexis Arguello
127:IN THE BOOK OF LIFE we are chapters in one another’s stories, ~ Ivan Doig
128:I read a book, and I think I am the people in the book. ~ Stephen Chbosky
129:The book is first and foremost something I made for myself. ~ Tim Ferriss
130:the books shot off the shelf like academic projectile puke. ~ Leigh Evans
131:The flesh is sad, alas, and I have read all the books. ~ St phane Mallarm
132:What better book can there be than the book of humanity. ~ Mahatma Gandhi
133:Women should not let lovers read the books they write. ~ Marguerite Duras
134:Write the book you want to read, the one you cannot find. ~ Carol Shields
135:You can't just plain die. You got to do it by the book. ~ Richard McKenna
136:You could be writing the book that changes your life. ~ Brandon Sanderson
137:You couldn't unburn the books. You could only buy new ones. ~ Kami Garcia
138:You're gay, you sell books... you probably shag the books. ~ Eddie Izzard
139:And no reason to talk about the books I read but I still do... ~ Morrissey
140:Are the dead restored? The books say no, the night shouts yes ~ John Fante
141:It's interesting to think about how the book changed us. ~ Nicholas G Carr
142:Just handle the books gently and you’ll get along fine. ~ Patrick Rothfuss
143:paper fell out of the book. It was a page torn from ~ Emily St John Mandel
144:Remember, she who keepeth the Books runneth the Business. ~ Thomas Pynchon
145:Sanity returns (in most cases) when the book is closed. ~ Ursula K Le Guin
146:Sometimes it is the reader that sucks, not the book. ~ Mokokoma Mokhonoana
147:The book's premise was simple: Women too should enjoy sex. ~ Stuart Nadler
148:The flesh is sad, alas, and I have read all the books. ~ Stephane Mallarme
149:will be sharing lot of these opinions from the book CAPITALISM ~ Anonymous
150:Did you read the book or did you just read the words in order? ~ Gail Giles
151:If you don't see the book you want on the shelf, write it. ~ Beverly Cleary
152:If you don't write the book, the book ain't gonna get written. ~ Tom Clancy
153:I had evoked - and the book was indeed all I had suspected. ~ H P Lovecraft
154:Never put off till tomorrow the book you can read today. ~ Holbrook Jackson
155:Take a look at the books other people have in their homes. ~ Jerzy Kosinski
156:The author was an invisible point from which the books came ~ Italo Calvino
157:When the bird and the book disagree, believe the bird. ~ John James Audubon
158:You can almost take the book and use it as a script. ~ Michael Winterbottom
159:and go look and see the book was missing from that back room. ~ John Dunning
160:And one day the girl with the books became the woman writing them. ~ Unknown
161:I had evoked - and the book was indeed all I had suspected. ~ H P Lovecraft,
162:I think I settled on the title before I ever wrote the book. ~ Frank McCourt
163:I work hard, I work very hard. All the books at least 30 revisions. ~ Ha Jin
164:Purgatory is where you unwrite the book of your life story ~ Chuck Palahniuk
165:Readers, censors know, are defined by the books they read. ~ Alberto Manguel
166:The book is a unit and is such a brilliant ergonomic unit. ~ David Gelernter
167:The book is quite serious and quite funny. (Most novels are.) ~ Iris Murdoch
168:The bookshelf in my heart holds many titles. So can yours. ~ Sylvia McNicoll
169:Don't judge a book by its cover 'til you've read the book. ~ Jamie Lee Curtis
170:I didn't read the book on how to be a well-adjusted celebrity. ~ Shia LaBeouf
171:If people are going to be cooking the books, you're in trouble. ~ Don Nickles
172:If you don't see the book you want on the shelves, write it. ~ Beverly Cleary
173:If you don’t write the book you have to write, everything breaks. ~ A M Homes
174:I must write the book out in my head now, before I sit down. ~ Carlos Fuentes
175:Modernism: the books are as hard to understand as life itself. ~ Mason Cooley
176:No efforts of mine could avail to make the book easy reading. ~ Ronald Fisher
177:Sometimes living in the BookWorld is like living in Legoland. ~ Jasper Fforde
178:The book is a film that takes place in the mind of the reader. ~ Paulo Coelho
179:Twilight, huh? Maybe Hugh Ellingham was a fan of the books. ~ Kristen Painter
180:We have preserved the Book, and the Book has preserved us. ~ David Ben Gurion
181:I'm all for whatever transitions the book properly to a movie. ~ Gillian Flynn
182:I'm going to be dead before I read the books I'm going to read. ~ Tom Stoppard
183:I've learned at the book signings that everyone has obstacles. ~ Greg Louganis
184:I was in the back of the book [in the The Reporter] doing music. ~ Nat Hentoff
185:My last comment was, though, that Congress has cooked the books. ~ Don Nickles
186:The books that everybody admires are those that nobody reads. ~ Anatole France
187:The books...they helped keep me from losing my mind altogether. ~ Tahereh Mafi
188:There's no reason, to talk about the books I read. But still I do. ~ Morrissey
189:The smaller the ball used in the sport, the better the book. ~ George Plimpton
190:We are always looking for the book it is necessary to read next. ~ Saul Bellow
191:Buying, borrowing, or stealing the book is the easy part. ~ Mokokoma Mokhonoana
192:Head in the book. Nose sliding down the valley between the pages. ~ Roddy Doyle
193:He balanced in space with the book in his sweating cold fingers. ~ Ray Bradbury
194:I have unclasp'd to thee the book even of my secret soul. ~ William Shakespeare
195:Laws against homosexual behavior should remain on the books. ~ Orson Scott Card
196:passion for the written word began with the books her mother read ~ Helen Hardt
197:Some like to believe it's the book that chooses the person. ~ Carlos Ruiz Zaf n
198:Some like to believe it's the book that chooses the person. ~ Carlos Ruiz Zafon
199:The Book of Mormon is an inexhaustible encyclopedia of knowledge. ~ Hugh Nibley
200:The book of Nature had waited more than a millennium for a reader. ~ Carl Sagan
201:The book of nature is written in the language of mathematics. ~ Galileo Galilei
202:The books you read in childhood shape the person you become. ~ Paula Berinstein
203:This low point isn't the book of your life. It's just a chapter. ~ Blake Crouch
204:We`ve had tremendous success, the bookings are through the roof. ~ Donald Trump
205:Be as careful of the books you read as the company you keep. ~ Edwin Paxton Hood
206:Every situation in life is represented in the book of psalms. ~ Timothy J Keller
207:He died at home in his library, surrounded by the books he loved. ~ Oliver Sacks
208:It seemed as though he had for a soul the book of the natural law. ~ Victor Hugo
209:I want to read all the books that made you, Ollie Ollie UpandFree. ~ Leah Thomas
210:Nothing new ever happens in the books. It's the same old theme. ~ Kate DiCamillo
211:Raging against the dying of the light - used in The Book of Peach ~ Dylan Thomas
212:Some things make you immortal, such as the books you have written. ~ Shikha Kaul
213:that the book is really good. and theres a prince in it to. ~ Gail Carson Levine
214:The book is like the wheel - once invented, it cannot be bettered. ~ Umberto Eco
215:The book of nature is written in the language of mathematics. ~ Galileo Galilei,
216:The books of C.S. Lewis had a very profound, indirect effect on me. ~ J I Packer
217:The Kindle is just the razor. The books are the blades - ka-ching! ~ David Pogue
218:This book should be read as one would read the book of a dead man. ~ Victor Hugo
219:Truth works a trip wire that permits the book to explode into being. ~ Mary Karr
220:Hi guys the book Im reading right this moment is called Uglies ~ Scott Westerfeld
221:I bring you with reverent hands
The books of my numberless dreams. ~ W B Yeats
222:I love you Roza spoken by Dimitri to rose in the book Spirt Bound ~ Richelle Mead
223:mentioned in the book of Leviticus. The Hindu Vedas have a ~ Siddhartha Mukherjee
224:One writes only half the book; the other half is with the reader. ~ Joseph Conrad
225:Read the book you do honestly feel a wish and curiosity to read. ~ Samuel Johnson
226:Sure. But if the book sucks, we’re re-evaluating the friendship. ~ Colleen Hoover
227:The thing I can't remember is, what came first? Us or the book? ~ Michael De Luca
228:Very rarely does anyone say that the TV is better than the book. ~ Gerald Seymour
229:You keep writing because it's the only way to finish the book. ~ James Scott Bell
230:Amplified by the still of night, the book opened -- a gust of wind. ~ Markus Zusak
231:I always carry the book of Holy Writ...and something to read... ~ Elizabeth Peters
232:I fell into the books, and left myself there for safekeeping. ~ Jeanette Winterson
233:Inside the book between the lines, was a place to rest and absorb the magic ~ Sark
234:learning” is the oldest excuse in the book for a failure of execution. ~ Eric Ries
235:Life is loss. But out of that, as the book stresses, comes freedom. ~ Louise Penny
236:Most of the book deals with things we already know yet never learn. ~ Huston Smith
237:My own daughter is a big fan of the 'Twilight' stories, the books. ~ Michael Sheen
238:Publishers see free downloads as threatening the sales of the book. ~ Paulo Coelho
239:She gathered the books like clouds and words poured down like rain. ~ Markus Zusak
240:Some of the recipes in the book have evolved for us. Many haven't. ~ Thomas Keller
241:The book has gone out into the world and the world has remade it. ~ Salman Rushdie
242:The temperature reached 451 degrees and the books began smoldering. ~ Susan Orlean
243:Write the book you wish you could find on the shelf but can't. ~ Maggie Stiefvater
244:Yes,’ she whispered. ‘He was more worried about the book than me. ~ Cornelia Funke
245:You don't have to believe in God, but you should believe in The Book. ~ Paul Erdos
246:Because of the booking I will miss the Holland game - if selected. ~ Paul Gascoigne
247:Bonkers doesn't go by the book-he doesn't even know there is a book. ~ Jim Cummings
248:For those of you haven't read the book, it's being published tomorrow ~ David Frost
249:I mean, there are things in the book you could never do in a movie. ~ Noah Hathaway
250:Perhaps the book opened a door; books have a way of causing ripples. ~ Erika Swyler
251:She buried herself so deep in the book no harm could ever find her. ~ Susan Johnson
252:The book should be a ball of light in one's hand.
Guide to Kulchur. ~ Ezra Pound
253:The books that influence the world are those that it has not read. ~ G K Chesterton
254:What the book does as a technology is shield us from distraction. ~ Nicholas G Carr
255:An author writes only half the book. The rest is written by readers. ~ Joseph Conrad
256:As I recall, you promised to CALL when you finished the book, not text. ~ John Green
257:I didn't write the book to sell the book, but to tell my experiences. ~ Larry Hagman
258:If the book is true, it will find an audience that is meant to read it. ~ Wally Lamb
259:It's not the principles that kill you in the end. It's the books. ~ Michael Swanwick
260:It’s to read books,” Kevin said softly.  “All the books in the world. ~ Debora Geary
261:One of the books that has had the most influence on me is a little manual called
262:The book is not completely written until someone else has read it. ~ Terry Pratchett
263:They’re in the book I gave you, you criminally-minded mademoiselle.” “Oh. ~ K M Shea
264:I breathed the book before I saw it; tasted the book before I read it. ~ Paul Harding
265:I'm a Christian, and those beliefs occasionally come out in the books. ~ John Grisham
266:I remembered less from my own life than I did from the books I read. ~ Melissa Albert
267:Lilith looked down at the book.  “Olympia, Red, challenges Kyle, Orange! ~ Mike Wells
268:The Bible in the memory is better than the Bible in the book case. ~ Charles Spurgeon
269:The great thing about book burnings is, they still have to buy the books. ~ Anonymous
270:explored.” “It is the glory of God to conceal a matter,” says the book ~ John Eldredge
271:“Death permeates all things.”

272:If a book isn’t self-explanatory,
then the book isn’t worth reading. ~ Paulo Coelho
273:If I say I don't want to read the book, I don't want to read the book. ~ Gillian Flynn
274:It’s not the book you start with, it’s the book that book leads you to. ~ Austin Kleon
275:Maybe I should publish the book. The world is coming to an end anyway! ~ Bobby Fischer
276:The reading of the book was a journey. There was no need for souvenirs. ~ Susan Orlean
277:The writer after all is only half the book, the other half is the reader. ~ Lois Lowry
278:Burn the books and trust the Book; shred the papers and hear the Word. ~ Salman Rushdie
279:But the purpose of the book is not the horror, it is horror's defeat. ~ Terry Pratchett
280:I always had one ear offstage, listening for the call from the bookie. ~ Walter Matthau
281:If there is knowledge, it lies in the fusion of the book and the street. ~ Studs Terkel
282:It’s like I’m in a beautiful library but none of the books have titles. ~ Dennis Lehane
283:someone has mixed and shuffled the words of the Book more than was right. ~ Umberto Eco
284:The book of war, the one we’ve been writing since one ape slapped another, ~ Max Brooks
285:The books I would like to print are the books I love to read and keep. ~ William Morris
286:The worst advice I ever received from my dad was to play by the book. ~ Dimebag Darrell
287:Whitley Strieber, who wrote about his own abduction in the book Communion. ~ Monte Cook
288:Writing the book automatically made me accept myself and love myself more. ~ Erica Mena
289:You either read the book and use these ideas, or you shouldn’t bother. ~ James Altucher
290:Chapter 9: The Book of Mormon—Keystone ~ The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints
291:Doing it your own way, not having to go exactly by the book to be successful. ~ Ice Cube
292:In the highest civilization the book is still the highest delight. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
293:It's not my brain that's writing the book, it's these hands of mine. ~ Madeleine L Engle
294:I wanted a bookstore because the book business is the business of life. ~ George Whitman
295:table. Her phone rang at the same time she flipped the book open. “Mama, ~ Carolyn Brown
297:The bookseller could not imagine what might be more practical than a book, ~ Nina George
298:Youth is a time when we find the books we give up but do not get over. ~ Lionel Trilling
299:You've really got to start hitting the books because it's no joke out here. ~ Harper Lee
300:He mocks proud mockers but gives grace to the humble. from the Book of Proverbs ~ Solomon
301:I bring you with reverent hands The books of my numberless dreams. ~ William Butler Yeats
302:I think the book you always like best is the one you're about to write. ~ Margaret Atwood
303:It isn’t what the book costs. It’s what it will cost you if you don’t read it. ~ Jim Rohn
304:It was always the bookish ones you had to be worried about. They knew shit. ~ Linsey Hall
305:Like most misery, it started out with apparent happiness. - The Book Thief ~ Markus Zusak
306:Putting the dish and the book aside, she stared anxiously at the telephone, ~ Dean Koontz
307:So you're the little woman who wrote the book that made this great war! ~ Abraham Lincoln
308:The books I haven't written are better than the books other people have. ~ Cyril Connolly
309:The books, raped and rummaged of their dignity, lay in heaps on the floor. ~ Ruta Sepetys
310:The books that have helped me most are the ones I reacted to, not just read ~ Rick Warren
311:The books that influence the world are those that it has not read. ~ Gilbert K Chesterton
312:The first chapter sells the book; the last chapter sells the next book. ~ Mickey Spillane
313:The house was quiet and the world was calm. The reader became the book. ~ Wallace Stevens
314:There's a moment in every book when the book turns and it surprises me. ~ Chuck Palahniuk
315:Why read the Book of Mormon? Because angels do not come on trivial errands. ~ Hugh Nibley
316:A bottle of wine contains more philosophy than all the books in the world. ~ Louis Pasteur
317:All I really want to do is go to the book store , drink coffee and read ~ Jean Paul Sartre
318:bristling with half-baked knowledge from the books we had read. ~ Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
319:Forget the books you want to write. Think only of the book you are writing. ~ Henry Miller
320:God helps those who help themselves. This was the wisdom of the Book of Mamaw. ~ J D Vance
321:I love to decorate a room - from the furniture to the objects to the books. ~ Aerin Lauder
322:I open the book, the book moans / I cast for the times, the times are gone ~ Tudor Arghezi
323:I teach for the Book Trust, which promotes reading and writing with children. ~ Toby Jones
324:The book is an unbearable totality. I write against a background of facets. ~ Edmond Jabes
325:The size of a book never matter as the size of wisdom in the book ~ Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
326:When I wiped you from the book of memory, I did not know I was striking out half my life ~
327:I don't think I've read any of the books that have been written about me. ~ Hillary Clinton
328:I read the book of Job last night, I don't think God comes out well in it. ~ Virginia Woolf
329:I've heard every pie joke in the book. I'm still waiting for an original one. ~ Jason Biggs
330:I was always going to the bookcase for another sip of the divine specific. ~ Virginia Woolf
331:I was so long writing my review that I never got around to reading the book. ~ Groucho Marx
332:Of the book of books most wondrous is the tender book of love. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
333:The book is that is the good one is Woodsong and we are trying to finish it. ~ Gary Paulsen
334:The Book of Mormon is a volume of holy scripture comparable to the Bible. ~ Joseph Smith Jr
335:The book of nature which we have to read is written by the finger of God. ~ Michael Faraday
336:The books that help you the most are those which make you think the most. ~ Theodore Parker
337:There's supposed to be drama. The dull stories never make it into the books. ~ Ellery Adams
338:We don't know the Devil's side of the story, because God wrote all the books. ~ J A Konrath
339:We have never heard the devil's side of the story, God wrote all the book. ~ Anatole France
340:What a writer's obituary should read - he wrote the books, then he died. ~ William Faulkner
341:A good library has all the good books. A great library has all the books. ~ Daniel C Dennett
342:I don’t believe in skipping ahead Dale. I read the book all the way through. ~ Jay Crownover
343:regular spot to hide out and eat my lunch. I selected the book I had been ~ Jessica Sorensen
344:The child lives in the book; but just as much the book lives in the child. ~ Elizabeth Bowen
345:The only book worth writing is the book that threatens to kill you. ~ Terry Tempest Williams
346:When a game cannot be won, change the game. I read that in the book of Kirk. ~ Mark Lawrence
347:Without reserve, I can say that my entire identity is in the books I write. ~ Elena Ferrante
348:You find the book in the process of doing it. That's the adventure of the job. ~ Paul Auster
349:Don’t you think it’s better to continue reading than to just close the book? ~ Rebecca McNutt
350:It's like being halfway through the book. I can't just throw it in the dustbin. ~ John Fowles
351:Talent alone cannot make a writer. There must be a man behind the book. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
352:The book says we may be through with the past but the past ain't through with us. ~ Ricky Jay
353:Write the book you've always wanted to read, but can't find on the shelf. ~ Maggie Stiefvater
354:Because sometimes happily-ever-after existed only in the books I read. ~ Jennifer L Armentrout
355:Here's the thing: The book that will most change your life is the book you write. ~ Seth Godin
356:Here's the thing: the book that will most change your life is the book you write. ~ Seth Godin
357:Nobody ever outgrows Scripture; the book widens and deepens with our years. ~ Charles Spurgeon
358:our lives change in two ways :through the people we meet and the books we read ~ Harvey MacKay
359:our lives change in two ways :through the people we meet and the books we read ~ Harvey Mackay
360:What a wealth we are granted, in the books that carry the best in us through time. ~ Ivan Doig
361:When I read the books, I imagined that the family of Ron Weasley was my family. ~ Rupert Grint
362:Where her books were, she was. Get the books right and the rest will follow. ~ Maureen Johnson
363:Where there’s a will there’s relations. Misquoted from the Book of Proverbs ~ Jill Paton Walsh
364:Why do you want to read others' books when there is the book of yourself? ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti
365:It does not matter how many books you have, but how good the books are which you have. ~ Seneca
366:the books brought me things. This is my point. They made me feel less alone. ~ Elizabeth Strout
367:with the book on my knee , i was happy ,i feared nothing except interruption. ~ Charlotte Bront
368:Writing is about you. Publishing is about the book. Marketing is about the reader. ~ Sean Platt
369:You know what? Forget the warning. Read the book. Go insane. See if I care. ~ Jonathan L Howard
370:I do know that the best way to make a mediocre movie is to just transcribe the book. ~ Andy Weir
371:I have all the books I could need, and what more could I need than books? ~ Catherynne M Valente
372:I think it’s the books that you read when you’re young that live with you forever. ~ J K Rowling
373:It’s translating for you. It’s a Babel fish. Look it up in the book if you like. ~ Douglas Adams
374:My only advice for reading the book is stop reading when it is no longer fun. ~ Richard H Thaler
375:One might open the book idly, but one never knows what treasures one might find. ~ Julie Klassen
376:The best self promotion is your next book. And the book after that and after that. ~ Bella Andre
377:The book, Max on Life, is really kind of a second chance to answer these questions. ~ Max Lucado
378:The more characters you have, the bigger the book, the more flaming chain saws. ~ Benjamin Percy
379:You have to be careful not to use anything too colloquial or you date the book. ~ Chris Crutcher
380:You is smart, you is kind and you is important. From the book/movie "The Help ~ Kathryn Stockett
381:A writer’s primary goal is to make sense. The bookstore’s is to make cents. ~ Mokokoma Mokhonoana
382:God is Change.

Earthseed: The Books of the Living
Lauren Oya Olamina ~ Octavia E Butler
383:“Life scars both the skin and the soul.”

384:Put on a face to meet the faces that you meet - T S Eliot - used in The Book Of Peach ~ T S Eliot
385:The book counseled to insist, whenever possible, on seeing both the dam and the sire. ~ Anonymous
386:The bookful blockhead, ignorantly read With loads of learned lumber in his head. ~ Alexander Pope
387:The books all say that barracuda rarely eat people, but very few barracuda can read. ~ Dave Barry
388:The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame. ~ Oscar Wilde
389:The lesson of the book is that the universe is governed by the laws of science. ~ Stephen Hawking
390:there were always the books, so that you lived in the new world you had found, ~ Ernest Hemingway
391:When the dead betray the living, the victims are memories.--The Book of Brin ~ Michael J Sullivan
392:Books are divided into two classes, the books of the hour and the books of all time. ~ John Ruskin
393:For me, writing is more a process of discovering the book than planning it. ~ Lois McMaster Bujold
394:I am the bookkeeper, after all, and as a rule the numbers don’t behave too badly. ~ Lorraine Heath
395:If we have to sum up the Book of Revelation in one phrase, it would be, 'Jesus wins. ~ Jud Wilhite
396:I love 'Top Chef.' I think it rewrote the book on how food shows are presented on TV. ~ Andy Cohen
397:I'm just the librarian. I can only give you the books. I can't give you the answers. ~ Kami Garcia
398:I realized then that I didn't understand anything. I read all the books I could. ~ Marjane Satrapi
399:So close the book and go. The world is full of security systems. Hack one of them. ~ Cory Doctorow
400:Someone told me that each equation I included in the book would halve the sales. ~ Stephen Hawking
401:...The book of the hours - Tres Riche Heures - what did it matter when I had you?... ~ John Geddes
402:The most technologically efficient machine that man has ever invented is the book. ~ Northrop Frye
403:Unfortunately, “learning” is the oldest excuse in the book for a failure of execution. ~ Eric Ries
404:Writing is about you.  Publishing is about the book.  Marketing is about the reader. ~ Joanna Penn
405:But the books brought me things. This is my point. They made me feel less alone. ~ Elizabeth Strout
406:CONTENTS Cover About the Book Title Page Colour First Reader Dedication Chapter ~ Jacqueline Wilson
407:Everyone is a writer, some are written in the books, and some are confined to hearts. ~ Savi Sharma
408:GOD rewrote the text of my life when I opened the book of my heart to his eyes. ~ Eugene H Peterson
409:If the book will be too difficult for grownups, then you write it for children. ~ Madeleine L Engle
410:if you’re not with the book you want, you might as well want the book you’re with. ~ Melissa Albert
411:Life is like a book that never ends. Chapters close, but not the book itself. ~ Marianne Williamson
412:Movies are not the book. Movies are not even the screenplay. They are the movie. ~ Bruce Joel Rubin
413:Never trust a novel to be a decent read when its cover declares the book to be 'A Novel'. ~ Unknown
414:Oh! I am delighted with the book! I should like to spend my whole life in reading it. ~ Jane Austen
415:The Book Charm

Your Story Will Never End As Long As Your Chapters Are Shared ~ Viola Shipman
416:The book is the only medium left that hasn't been corrupted by the profane. ~ Nassim Nicholas Taleb
417:The book of Job is pure Arab poetry of the highest and most antique cast. ~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge
418:The Book of Life begins with a man and a woman in a garden. It ends with Revelations. ~ Oscar Wilde
419:The book to read is not the one that things for you but the one which makes you think. ~ Harper Lee
420:The book to read is not the one that thinks for you, but the one that makes you think. ~ Harper Lee
421:The book to read is not the one that thinks for you but the one which makes you think. ~ Harper Lee
422:The book trade invented literary prizes to stimulate sales, not to reward merit. ~ Michael Moorcock
423:The book which most deserved to be banned would be a catalog of banned books. ~ Georg C Lichtenberg
424:When blood dripped on my bare feet or poured over the book I was reading, he was kind. ~ E Lockhart
425:When book and reader's furrowed brow meet, it isn't always the book that's stupid. ~ William H Gass
426:Actually, it is amazing how much can be learned about people from the books they own. ~ Mitch Cullin
427:Besides, most of the books I like involve people I could never play in a million years. ~ Hugh Dancy
428:I don't care if a reader hates one of my stories, just as long as he finishes the book. ~ Roald Dahl
429:"I pass times, I pass silences, formless worlds pass me by." ~ Fernando Pessoa"The Book of Disquiet"
430:My eye is fixed not on the ending of the book but on the feeling of that ending. ~ Peter Matthiessen
431:My ultimate goal is to drive people back to the books, when I think of an adaptation. ~ Lev Grossman
432:Read the books you love, tell people about authors you like, and don’t worry about it. ~ Neil Gaiman
433:taken. No wonder Tack insisted I bring The Book of Shhh; he left clues for me in it. ~ Lauren Oliver
434:The book has never been written which is to be accepted without any allowance. ~ Henry David Thoreau
435:The Book of the science of Mechanics must precede the Book of useful inventions. ~ Leonardo da Vinci
436:The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.
   ~ Oscar Wilde,
437:The book to read is not the one that thinks for you but the one which makes you think . ~ Harper Lee
438:The book to read is not the one that thinks for you, but the one which makes you think. ~ Harper Lee
439:The book which most deserved to be banned would be a catalog of banned books. ~ Georg C Lichtenberg,
440:We generally learn languages for the benefit of reading the books written in them ~ Thomas Jefferson
441:You want to remember that while you're judging the book, the book is also judging you ~ Stephen King
442:Because all books ARE the Book of Job -- man in the crucible like Jack in the Box.... ~ Stanley Elkin
443:God gives us tears so other know when we need help." from the book Gods in Alabama ~ Joshilyn Jackson
444:How long a book tends to illustrate depends on the book. The Awful Aunty took me 10 days. ~ Tony Ross
445:I either write the book or sell the jewels. And I'm kinda sentimental about the jewels. ~ Ava Gardner
446:I'm a bookaholic on the road to recovery. Ha, not really. I'm on the road to the bookstore. ~ Various
447:More than half the skill of writing lies in tricking the book out of your own head. ~ Terry Pratchett
448:Nobody ever outgrows Scripture; the book widens and deepens with our years. ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon
449:Plainly and simply put, Purgatory is where you unwrite the book of your life story. ~ Chuck Palahniuk
450:The book forces itself into my mind when I am lugging furniture, or pulling weeds. ~ Robertson Davies
451:The book thief had struck for the first time - the beginning of an illustrious career. ~ Markus Zusak
452:The book thief has struck for the first time – the beginning of an illustrious career. ~ Markus Zusak
453:The images from the book you make in your head are always going to be the best images. ~ Rick Riordan
454:When Toni Morrison said 'write the book you want to read,' she didn't mean everybody. ~ Fran Lebowitz
455:You want to remember that while you're judging the book, the book is also judging you. ~ Stephen King
456:A critic can only review the book he has read, not the one which the writer wrote. ~ Mignon McLaughlin
457:Go to the bookstore. Find a topic you would be willing to read five hundred books on. ~ James Altucher
458:It was, she said, the way the book had revealed an inherent narcissism in its recipients. ~ Jon Ronson
459:Jack always had said you knew a person by the books they read . . . or didn’t read. ~ Charlaine Harris
460:She reads with great concentration. Her eyes rarely move from the pages of the book. ~ Haruki Murakami
461:So perhaps the best thing to do is to stop writing Introductions and get on with the book. ~ A A Milne
462:and all of the books are behind metal grates, protected like the precious objects they are. ~ Jenny Han
463:A single line in the Bible has consoled me more than all the books I ever read besides. ~ Immanuel Kant
464:Canonical writing is born of an originality fused with tradition. – From the book jacket ~ Harold Bloom
465:He couldn’t call the bookstore haunted. Which Mark Richards considered a shame, really. ~ Donna K Fitch
466:I am delighted with the book! I could spend my whole life reading it. - Catherine Morland ~ Jane Austen
467:I feel like I need to give people a note with the book that says, 'I'm OK, no worries!' ~ Gillian Flynn
468:I'm not 'Mr. No-By-The-Book.' I just want to make sure the character is by the book. ~ Michael Connelly
469:In the end, you write the book that grabs you by the throat and demands to be written. ~ Salman Rushdie
470:I wrote in the book very specifically what I wanted to write about, period, and left it at. ~ Kate Adie
471:my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways" from the book of Isaiah ~ Mitch Albom
472:She finds the ribbon she uses as a bookmark, opens the book, and the museum falls away. ~ Anthony Doerr
473:The book to read is not the one which thinks for you, but the one which makes you think. ~ James McCosh
474:The last book I read was the book I've been rereading most of my life, The Fountainhead. ~ Vince Vaughn
475:This is the book that I wish existed when I started using Python for data analysis in 2007. ~ Anonymous
476:Until you opened it, the book was nothing that an untrained eye would look twice at. ~ Geraldine Brooks
477:Even now I try to make each page compelling for the readers to get absorbed in the book. ~ Chetan Bhagat
478:He said to me, ‘The book has found its reader,’ and what could I do but agree with him? ~ Thomas Ligotti
479:I'm a big reader, so I tend to already know the books when they're adapted into something. ~ Carrie Coon
480:I was the kind of woman who got the guy in the books. But not in real life. Never in real life. ~ J Lynn
481:Joseph Smith could not have picked a better year to start The Book of Mormon than 600 B.C. ~ Hugh Nibley
482:The reader became the book; and summer night Was like the conscious being of the book. ~ Wallace Stevens
483:This is perhaps the most profound meaning of the book of Job, the best example of wisdom. ~ Paul Ricoeur
484:took a look at the bookstore lot, filled to capacity with the exception of a few slots ~ Janet Evanovich
485:All you need is the blues. To me, the blues is the book, it's the bible, it's everything. ~ August Wilson
486:Her mouth jittered. Her cold arms were folded. Tears were frozen to the book thief’s face. ~ Markus Zusak
487:In the real world as in dreams nothing is quite what it seems. -The Book of Counted Sorrows ~ Dean Koontz
488:It's strange because sometimes, I read a book, and I think I am the people in the book. ~ Stephen Chbosky
489:It’s strange because sometimes, I read a book, and I think I am the people in the book. ~ Stephen Chbosky
490:I've never been one of those people, who subscribe to this notion that the book is dead. ~ George Brandis
491:Man reading should be man intensely alive. The book should be a ball of light in one's hand. ~ Ezra Pound
492:The book of books, the storehouse and magazine of life and comfort, the holy Scriptures. ~ George Herbert
493:The book written against fame and learning has the author's name on the title-page. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
494:The lives great artists live and the books they write are two very different things. ~ Michael Cunningham
495:The women are always vixens or monsters. They can't just be normal people in the book. ~ Margaret Drabble
496:When we read a story, we inhabit it. The covers of the book are like a roof and four walls. ~ John Berger
497:All books are divisible into two classes: the books of the hours, and the books of all Time. ~ John Ruskin
498:I shed my borrowed life for an hour and put on the borrowed life of the book I'm reading. ~ David Levithan
499:It would have been a hard year if I'd spent it berating myself for not working on the book. ~ Emily Barton
500:Leuconoe, close the book of fate, For troubles are in store, . . . . Live today, tomorrow is not. ~ Horace

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


  219 Integral Yoga
   96 Poetry
   84 Occultism
   33 Fiction
   28 Philosophy
   26 Christianity
   16 Psychology
   6 Yoga
   6 Education
   5 Mysticism
   4 Hinduism
   1 Zen
   1 Theosophy
   1 Sufism
   1 Science
   1 Philsophy
   1 Mythology
   1 Kabbalah
   1 Buddhism
   1 Alchemy

  162 The Mother
  125 Satprem
   62 Aleister Crowley
   44 Sri Aurobindo
   31 H P Lovecraft
   21 Saint Augustine of Hippo
   19 Nolini Kanta Gupta
   15 Carl Jung
   14 Jorge Luis Borges
   12 William Wordsworth
   9 A B Purani
   8 Sri Ramakrishna
   8 Nirodbaran
   8 Li Bai
   8 John Keats
   7 Friedrich Nietzsche
   7 Franz Bardon
   6 Walt Whitman
   6 Swami Vivekananda
   6 Plato
   6 Aldous Huxley
   5 Ibn Ata Illah
   4 Symeon the New Theologian
   4 Percy Bysshe Shelley
   4 Jordan Peterson
   4 James George Frazer
   4 Hakim Sanai
   4 George Van Vrekhem
   3 Saint Teresa of Avila
   3 Rabindranath Tagore
   3 Plotinus
   3 Moses de Leon
   3 Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
   2 William Butler Yeats
   2 Sri Ramana Maharshi
   2 Saint John of Climacus
   2 Robert Browning
   2 Patanjali
   2 Jorge Luis Borges
   2 Hafiz

   44 Magick Without Tears
   23 Liber ABA
   22 Agenda Vol 02
   17 Agenda Vol 12
   16 City of God
   14 Agenda Vol 03
   13 Labyrinths
   13 Agenda Vol 07
   12 Wordsworth - Poems
   11 The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna
   9 Evening Talks With Sri Aurobindo
   8 Twelve Years With Sri Aurobindo
   8 The Bible
   8 Talks
   8 Questions And Answers 1954
   8 Mysterium Coniunctionis
   8 Li Bai - Poems
   8 Keats - Poems
   8 Collected Poems
   8 Agenda Vol 13
   8 Agenda Vol 10
   8 Agenda Vol 05
   8 Agenda Vol 01
   8 5.1.01 - Ilion
   7 Questions And Answers 1956
   7 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 07
   7 Agenda Vol 11
   7 Agenda Vol 04
   7 A Garden of Pomegranates - An Outline of the Qabalah
   6 Whitman - Poems
   6 The Secret Doctrine
   6 The Practice of Magical Evocation
   6 The Perennial Philosophy
   6 Questions And Answers 1957-1958
   6 Essays On The Gita
   5 The Confessions of Saint Augustine
   5 Sefer Yetzirah The Book of Creation In Theory and Practice
   5 On Education
   4 Words Of Long Ago
   4 Twilight of the Idols
   4 Shelley - Poems
   4 Raja-Yoga
   4 Questions And Answers 1955
   4 Questions And Answers 1953
   4 Preparing for the Miraculous
   4 Maps of Meaning
   4 Letters On Yoga II
   4 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02
   4 Aion
   4 Agenda Vol 09
   4 Agenda Vol 06
   3 Thus Spoke Zarathustra
   3 The Golden Bough
   3 Tagore - Poems
   3 Savitri
   3 Record of Yoga
   3 Faust
   3 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 04
   3 Agenda Vol 08
   2 Yeats - Poems
   2 Walden
   2 The Way of Perfection
   2 The Practice of Psycho therapy
   2 The Ladder of Divine Ascent
   2 Selected Fictions
   2 Questions And Answers 1950-1951
   2 Patanjali Yoga Sutras
   2 Lovecraft - Poems
   2 Letters On Yoga IV
   2 Letters On Poetry And Art
   2 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 05
   2 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03
   2 Browning - Poems
   2 Book of Certitude

00.00_-_Publishers_Note_A, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   The present volume consists of the first seven parts of the Book The Yoga of Sri Aurobindo which has run into twelve parts, as it stands now; of these twelve, parts five to nine are based upon talks of the Mother (given by Her to the children of the Ashram). In this volume the later parts of the Talks (8 and 9) could not be included: they are to wait for a subsequent volume. The talks, originally in French, were spread over a number of years, ending in about 1960. We are pleased to note that the Government of India have given us a grant to meet the cost of publication of this volume.

00.00_-_Publishers_Note_B, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 04, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   The present volume consists of five parts of the Book Yoga of Sri Aurobindo which has now run into twelve parts. Of these five parts, eight and nine are based on talks of the Mother given by Her, in French, to the children of the Ashram.

00.00_-_Publishers_Note, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   The Mother has graciously permitted the use of her sketch of the author as a frontispiece to the Book.

00.01_-_The_Mother_on_Savitri, #Sweet Mother - Harmonies of Light, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  All this is His own experience, and what is most surprising is that it is my own experience also. It is my sadhana which He has worked out. Each object, each event, each realisation, all the descriptions, even the colours are exactly what I saw and the words, phrases are also exactly what I heard. And all this before having read the Book. I read Savitri many times afterwards, but earlier, when He was writing He used to read it to me. Every morning I used to hear Him read Savitri. During the night He would write and in the morning read it to me. And I observed something curious, that day after day the experiences He read out to me in the morning were those I had had the previous night, word by word. Yes, all the descriptions, the colours, the pictures I had seen, the words I had heard, all, all, I heard it all, put by Him into poetry, into miraculous poetry. Yes, they were exactly my experiences of the previous night which He read out to me the following morning. And it was not just one day by chance, but for days and days together. And every time I used to compare what He said with my previous experiences and they were always the same. I repeat, it was not that I had told Him my experiences and that He had noted them down afterwards, no, He knew already what I had seen. It is my experiences He has presented at length and they were His experiences also. It is, moreover, the picture of Our joint adventure into the unknown or rather into the Supermind.

0.00_-_Introduction, #A Garden of Pomegranates - An Outline of the Qabalah, #Israel Regardie, #Occultism
  Some of the passages in the Book force me today to emphasize that so far as the Qabalah is concerned, it could and should be employed without binding to it the partisan qualities of any one particular religious faith. This goes as much for Judaism as it does for Christianity. Neither has much intrinsic usefulness where this scientific scheme is concerned. If some students feel hurt by this statement, that cannot be helped. The day of most contemporary faiths is over; they have been more of a curse than a boon to mankind. Nothing that I say here, however, should reflect on the peoples concerned, those who accept these religions. They are merely unfortunate. The religion itself is worn out and indeed is dying.
  I felt this a long time ago, as I still do, but even more so. The only way to explain the partisan Jewish attitude demonstrated in some small sections of the Book can readily be explained. I had been reading some writings of Arthur Edward Waite, and some of his pomposity and turgidity stuck to my mantle. I disliked his patronising Christian attitude, and so swung all the way over to the other side of the pendulum. Actually, neither faith is particularly important in this day and age. I must be careful never to read Waite again before embarking upon literary work of my own.
  The importance of the Book to me was and is five-fold. 1) It provided a yardstick by which to measure my personal progress in the understanding of the Qabalah. 2) Therefore it can have an equivalent value to the modern student. 3) It serves as a theoretical introduction to the Qabalistic foundation of the magical work of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. 4) It throws considerable light on the occasionally obscure writings of Aleister Crowley. 5) It is dedicated to Crowley, who was the Ankh-af-na-Khonsu mentioned in the Book of the Law -a dedication which served both as a token of personal loyalty and devotion to Crowley, but was also a gesture of my spiritual independence from him.

0.01_-_I_-_Sri_Aurobindos_personality,_his_outer_retirement_-_outside_contacts_after_1910_-_spiritual_personalities:_Vibhutis_and_Avatars_-_transformtion_of_human_personality, #Evening Talks With Sri Aurobindo, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
   The Evening Talks collected here may afford to the outside world a glimpse of his external personality and give the seeker some idea of its richness, its many-sidedness, its uniqueness. One can also form some notion of Sri Aurobindo's personality from the Books in which the height, the universal sweep and clear vision of his integral ideal and thought can be seen. His writings are, in a sense, the best representative of his mental personality. The versatile nature of his genius, the penetrating power of his intellect, his extraordinary power of expression, his intense sincerity, his utter singleness of purpose all these can be easily felt by any earnest student of his works. He may discover even in the realm of mind that Sri Aurobindo brings the unlimited into the limited. Another side of his dynamic personality is represented by the Ashram as an institution. But the outer, if one may use the phrase, the human side of his personality, is unknown to the outside world because from 1910 to 1950 a span of forty years he led a life of outer retirement. No doubt, many knew about his staying at Pondicherry and practising some kind of very special Yoga to the mystery of which they had no access. To some, perhaps, he was living a life of enviable solitude enjoying the luxury of a spiritual endeavour. Many regretted his retirement as a great loss to the world because they could not see any external activity on his part which could be regarded as 'public', 'altruistic' or 'beneficial'. Even some of his admirers thought that he was after some kind of personal salvation which would have very little significance for mankind in general. His outward non-participation in public life was construed by many as lack of love for humanity.

0.06_-_INTRODUCTION, #Dark Night of the Soul, #Saint John of the Cross, #Christianity
  comprise St. Bernard's mystical ladder. Chapter xxi describes the soul's 'disguise,'
  from which the Book passes on (Chapters xxii, xxiii) to extol the 'happy chance'
  which led it to journey 'in darkness and concealment' from its enemies, both without

01.05_-_The_Yoga_of_the_King_The_Yoga_of_the_Spirits_Freedom_and_Greatness, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
    And there the tables of the sacred Law,
    There is the Book of Being's index page;
    The text and glossary of the Vedic truth

01.06_-_Vivekananda, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   A personal reminiscence. A young man in prison, accused of conspiracy and waging war against the British Empire. If convicted he might have to suffer the extreme penalty, at least, transportation to the Andamans. The case is dragging on for long months. And the young man is in a solitary cell. He cannot always keep up his spirits high. Moments of sadness and gloom and despair come and almost overwhelm him. Who was there to console and cheer him up? Vivekananda. Vivekananda's speeches, From Colombo to Almora, came, as a godsend, into the hands of the young man. Invariably, when the period of despondency came he used to open the Book, read a few pages, read them over again, and the cloud was there no longer. Instead there was hope and courage and faith and future and light and air.

01.08_-_Walter_Hilton:_The_Scale_of_Perfection, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Indeed, it would be interesting to compare and contrast the Eastern and Western approach to Divine Love, the Christian and the Vaishnava, for example. Indian spirituality, whatever its outer form or credal formulation, has always a background of utter unity. This unity, again, is threefold or triune and is expressed in those great Upanishadic phrases,mahvkyas,(1) the transcendental unity: the One alone exists, there is nothing else than theOneekamevdvityam; (2) the cosmic unity: all existence is one, whatever exists is that One, thereare no separate existences:sarvam khalvidam brahma neha nnsti kincaa; (3) That One is I, you too are that One:so' ham, tattvamasi; this may be called the individual unity. As I have said, all spiritual experiences in India, of whatever school or line, take for granted or are fundamentally based upon this sense of absolute unity or identity. Schools of dualism or pluralism, who do not apparently admit in their tenets this extreme monism, are still permeated in many ways with that sense and in some form or other take cognizance of the truth of it. The Christian doctrine too says indeed, 'I and my Father in Heaven are one', but this is not identity, but union; besides, the human soul is not admitted into this identity, nor the world soul. The world, we have seen, according to the Christian discipline has to be altoge ther abandoned, negatived, as we go inward and upward towards our spiritual status reflecting the divine image in the divine company. It is a complete rejection, a cutting off and casting away of world and life. One extreme Vedantic path seems to follow a similar line, but there it is not really rejection, but a resolution, not the rejection of what is totally foreign and extraneous, but a resolution of the external into its inner and inmost substance, of the effect into its original cause. Brahman is in the world, Brahman is the world: the world has unrolled itself out of the Brahmansi, pravttiit has to be rolled back into its, cause and substance if it is to regain its pure nature (that is the process of nivitti). Likewise, the individual being in the world, "I", is the transcendent being itself and when it withdraws, it withdraws itself and the whole world with it and merges into the Absolute. Even the Maya of the Mayavadin, although it is viewed as something not inherent in Brahman but superimposed upon Brahman, still, has been accepted as a peculiar power of Brahman itself. The Christian doctrine keeps the individual being separate practically, as an associate or at the most as an image of God. The love for one's neighbour, charity, which the Christian discipline enjoins is one's love for one's kind, because of affinity of nature and quality: it does not dissolve the two into an integral unity and absolute identity, where we love because we are one, because we are the One. The highest culmination of love, the very basis of love, according to the Indian conception, is a transcendence of love, love trans-muted into Bliss. The Upanishad says, where one has become the utter unity, who loves whom? To explain further our point, we take two examples referred to in the Book we are considering. The true Christian, it is said, loves the sinner too, he is permitted to dislike sin, for he has to reject it, but he must separate from sin the sinner and love him. Why? Because the sinner too can change and become his brother in spirit, one loves the sinner because there is the possibility of his changing and becoming a true Christian. It is why the orthodox Christian, even such an enlightened and holy person as this mediaeval Canon, considers the non-Christian, the non-baptised as impure and potentially and fundamentally sinners. That is also why the Church, the physical organisation, is worshipped as Christ's very body and outside the Church lies the pagan world which has neither religion nor true spirituality nor salvation. Of course, all this may be symbolic and it is symbolic in a sense. If Christianity is taken to mean true spirituality, and the Church is equated with the collective embodiment of that spirituality, all that is claimed on their behalf stands justified. But that is an ideal, a hypothetical standpoint and can hardly be borne out by facts. However, to come back to our subject, let us ow take the second example. Of Christ himself, it is said, he not only did not dislike or had any aversion for Judas, but that he positively loved the traitor with a true and sincere love. He knew that the man would betray him and even when he was betraying and had betrayed, the Son of Man continued to love him. It was no make-believe or sham or pretence. It was genuine, as genuine as anything can be. Now, why did he love his enemy? Because, it is said, the enemy is suffered by God to do the misdeed: he has been allowed to test the faith of the faithful, he too has his utility, he too is God's servant. And who knows even a Judas would not change in the end? Many who come to scoff do remain to pray. But it can be asked, 'Does God love Satan too in the same way?' The Indian conception which is basically Vedantic is different. There is only one reality, one truth which is viewed differently. Whether a thing is considered good or evil or neutral, essentially and truly, it is that One and nothing else. God's own self is everywhere and the sage makes no difference between the Brahmin and the cow and the elephant. It is his own self he finds in every person and every objectsarvabhtsthitam yo mm bhajati ekatvamsthitah"he has taken his stand upon oneness and loves Me in all beings."2
   This will elucidate another point of difference between the Christian's and the Vaishnava's love of God, for both are characterised by an extreme intensity and sweetness and exquisiteness of that divine feeling. This Christian's, however, is the union of the soul in its absolute purity and simplicity and "privacy" with her lord and master; the soul is shred here of all earthly vesture and goes innocent and naked into the embrace of her Beloved. The Vaishnava feeling is richer and seems to possess more amplitude; it is more concrete and less ethereal. The Vaishnava in his passionate yearning seeks to carry as it were the whole world with him to his Lord: for he sees and feels Him not only in the inmost chamber of his soul, but meets Him also in and I through his senses and in and through the world and its objects around. In psychological terms one can say that the Christian realisation, at its very source, is that of the inmost soul, what we call the "psychic being" pure and simple, referred to in the Book we are considering; as: "His sweet privy voice... stirreth thine heart full stilly." Whereas the Vaishnava reaches out to his Lord with his outer heart too aflame with passion; not only his inmost being but his vital being also seeks the Divine. This bears upon the occult story of man's spiritual evolution upon earth. The Divine Grace descends from the highest into the deepest and from the deepest to the outer ranges of human nature, so that the whole of it may be illumined and transformed and one day man can embody in his earthly life the integral manifestation of God, the perfect Epiphany. Each religion, each line of spiritual discipline takes up one limb of manone level or mode of his being and consciousness purifies it and suffuses it with the spiritual and divine consciousness, so that in the end the whole of man, in his integral living, is recast and remoulded: each discipline is in charge of one thread as it were, all together weave the warp and woof in the evolution of the perfect pattern of a spiritualised and divinised humanity.


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Fifty Dead Men Walking (2008) ::: 6.9/10 -- R | 1h 57min | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 21 August 2009 (USA) -- Martin McGartland joins the I.R.A. and feeds information to Britain's Special Branch Agent Fergus. Director: Kari Skogland Writers: Martin McGartland (inspired by the book "Fifty Dead Man Walking"),
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Requiem for a Dream (2000) ::: 8.3/10 -- R | 1h 42min | Drama | 15 December 2000 (USA) -- The drug-induced utopias of four Coney Island people are shattered when their addictions run deep. Director: Darren Aronofsky Writers: Hubert Selby Jr. (based on the book by), Hubert Selby Jr. (screenplay)
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Temple Grandin (2010) ::: 8.3/10 -- TV-PG | 1h 47min | Biography, Drama | TV Movie 6 February 2010 -- A biopic of Temple Grandin, an autistic woman who has become one of the top scientists in the humane livestock handling industry. Director: Mick Jackson Writers: Temple Grandin (based on the book: "Emergence"), Margaret Scariano (based on the book: "Emergence") | 3 more credits Stars:
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The Gay Divorcee (1934) ::: 7.5/10 -- Approved | 1h 47min | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 12 October 1934 (USA) -- A woman thinks a flirting man is the co-respondent her lawyer has hired to expedite her divorce. Director: Mark Sandrich Writers: Dwight Taylor (from the book by), Kenneth S. Webb (musical adaptation)
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The Pianist (2002) ::: 8.5/10 -- R | 2h 30min | Biography, Drama, Music | 28 March 2003 (USA) -- A Polish Jewish musician struggles to survive the destruction of the Warsaw ghetto of World War II. Director: Roman Polanski Writers: Ronald Harwood (screenplay by), Wladyslaw Szpilman (based on the book
The Road (2009) ::: 7.2/10 -- R | 1h 51min | Drama | 25 November 2009 (USA) -- In a dangerous post-apocalyptic world, an ailing father defends his son as they slowly travel to the sea. Director: John Hillcoat Writers: Joe Penhall (screenplay by), Cormac McCarthy (based on the book by)
The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988) ::: 6.5/10 -- R | 1h 38min | Fantasy, Horror | 5 February 1988 (USA) -- An anthropologist goes to Haiti after hearing rumors about a drug used by black magic practitioners to turn people into zombies. Director: Wes Craven Writers: Wade Davis (inspired by the book), Richard Maxwell (screenplay) | 1
The Siege of Jadotville (2016) ::: 7.2/10 -- TV-MA | 1h 48min | Action, Drama, History | 7 October 2016 (USA) -- Irish Commandant Pat Quinlan leads a stand off with troops against French and Belgian Mercenaries in the Congo during the early 1960s. Director: Richie Smyth Writers: Kevin Brodbin, Declan Power (based on the book by) Stars:
The Ten Commandments (1956) ::: 7.9/10 -- G | 3h 40min | Adventure, Drama | 5 October 1956 (USA) -- Moses, an Egyptian Prince, learns of his true heritage as a Hebrew and his divine mission as the deliverer of his people. Director: Cecil B. DeMille (as Cecil B. de Mille) Writers: Dorothy Clarke Wilson (this work contains material from the book
The Woman in Black (1989) ::: 7.2/10 -- Not Rated | 1h 42min | Horror, Mystery | TV Movie 24 December 1989 -- A lawyer travels to a small seaside town to settle the estate of a recently deceased woman, but soon becomes ensnared in something much more sinister. Director: Herbert Wise Writers: Susan Hill (based on the book by), Nigel Kneale (screenplay) Stars:
The Zookeeper's Wife (2017) ::: 7.0/10 -- PG-13 | 2h 7min | Biography, Drama, History | 7 April 2017 (USA) -- Keepers of the Warsaw Zoo, Antonina and Jan Zabinski, must save hundreds of people and animals during the Nazi invasion in WWII Poland. Director: Niki Caro Writers: Angela Workman (screenplay), Diane Ackerman (based on the book by)
Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo (1944) ::: 7.3/10 -- Passed | 2h 18min | Drama, History, War | November 1944 (USA) -- In the wake of Pearl Harbor, a young lieutenant leaves his expectant wife to volunteer for a secret bombing mission which will take the war to the Japanese homeland. Director: Mervyn LeRoy Writers: Dalton Trumbo (screen play), Ted W. Lawson (based on the book) (as Captain Ted W. Lawson) | 1 more credit
Todd and the Book of Pure Evil ::: TV-MA | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi | TV Series (20102012) -- A stoner metalhead named Todd Smith, his crushee Jenny, his best friend Curtis, and the geeky Hannah, search their high school for a mayhem-causing Satanic spell book, while being opposed by Atticus, the evil guidance councillor. Creators:
Tuesdays with Morrie (1999) ::: 7.5/10 -- TV-G | 1h 29min | Biography, Drama | TV Movie 5 December 1999 -- A journalist finds himself questioning his own life when his best friend, a dying man, offers him some very powerful wisdom and advice for coping in relationships, careers and society. Director: Mick Jackson Writers: Thomas Rickman (teleplay) (as Tom Rickman), Mitch Albom (based on the book by)
Victoria & Abdul (2017) ::: 6.8/10 -- PG-13 | 1h 51min | Biography, Drama, History | 6 October 2017 (USA) -- Queen Victoria strikes up an unlikely friendship with a young Indian clerk named Abdul Karim. Director: Stephen Frears Writers: Lee Hall (screenplay by), Shrabani Basu (based on the book by)
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016) ::: 6.6/10 -- R | 1h 52min | Biography, Comedy, Drama | 4 March 2016 (USA) -- A journalist recounts her wartime coverage in Afghanistan. Directors: Glenn Ficarra, John Requa Writers: Robert Carlock (screenplay by), Kim Barker (based on the book "The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan" by)
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