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--- DEF ATTEMPT
  the good seems to be also beautiful.
  the good seems to have a relation to truth.

--- IDEAL
  to do good. more and more everyday.
  there are countless people who seem to have done much good. all good has passed through people.

--- NOTES
  so somewhere i was wrote of productive, actualization, and transcendence as @grades of movement.
  and there seems a relation between grades of movement and goodness.
  there seems to be doing good and becoming good.. what is the difference between them?


--- QUESTIONS
  what is the good?
    qualities of goodness?
      selflessness,

    what are potential examples? (instances)
      reading Savitri surely,
      offering
      helping others?
      making and keeping vows/offering series to God.
      abstaining from lower movements?      

  Do I do good?
  When?
  how often?
  of what calibre of goodness?

  is a good balanced by evil still good or is only good over average good?

  Who does good?
  What kind of person can do good?

  the way something is done vs what is done?

  consciously vs unconsciously good?

  can something be objectively good?


  what is good for one man, is perhaps evil for another.


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1:The best is the enemy of the good. (Le mieux est lennemi du bien.) ~ Voltaire,
2:For the man who is beautiful is beautiful to see but the good man will at once also beautiful be ~ Sappho,
3:Apparent evil is often the shortest way to the good. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays in Philosophy and Yoga The Strength of Stillness,
4:The bad news is you're falling through the air, nothing to hang on to, no parachute. The good news is, there's no ground. ~ Chogyam Trungpa,
5:The evolutionary intention acts through the evil as through the good. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine The Origin and Remedy of Falsehood,
6:26. When I see others suffer, I feel that I am unfortunate, but the wisdom that is not mine, sees the good that is coming and approves. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays Divine And Human 4.1 - Jnana,
7:Sin exaltedSeizes secure on the thrones of the world for her glorious portion,Down to the bottomless pit the good man is thrust in his virtue. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems 5.1.01 - Ilion,
8:The psychic and spiritual attitude is also not dependent on the good and bad in beings, but is self-existent. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - III The Emergence or Coming Forward of the Psychic,
9:The good man, though a slave, is free; the wicked, though he reigns, is a slave, and not the slave of a single man, but- what is worse - the slave of as many masters as he has vices. ~ Saint Augustine of Hippo,
10:See that you are not suddenly saddened by the adversities of this world, for you do not know the good they bring, being ordained in the judgments of God for the everlasting joy of the elect. ~ Saint John of the Cross,
11:If you really want the good of others, the whole universe may stand against you and cannot hurt you. It must crumble before your power of the Lord Himself in you if you are sincere and really unselfish. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
12:He who is not angry when there is just cause for anger is immoral. Why? Because anger looks to the good of justice. And if you can live amid injustice without anger, you are immoral as well as unjust. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
13:To man’s righteousness this is his cosmic crime,Almighty beyond good and evil to dwellLeaving the good to their fate in a wicked worldAnd evil to reign in this enormous scene. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 10.04 - The Dream Twilight of the Earthly Real,
14:For whatever desires still trouble his being, he must, if he accepts the high aim of Yoga, put them away from him into the hands of the Lord within us. The supreme Power will deal with them for the good of the Sadhaka and for the good of all. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga ,
15:In the same Upanishad, Agni is invoked for purely moral functions as the purifier from sin, the leader of the soul by the good path to the divine Bliss, and he seems to be identified with the power of the will and responsible for human actions ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Secret Of The Veda Agenda Vol 7,
16:If you could take the bliss and happiness that comes from meditation, and put it into a bottle, it would be the most popular drink in the world. Of course, this is not possible. But the good news is that it is free, it is good for your health, and it is always available. ~ Chamtrul Rinpoche,
17:Certainty [of faith] will remain incomplete as long as there is an atom of love of this world in the heart. When faith has become certitude, certitude has become knowingness, and knowingness has become Knowledge, you will become an expert in distinguishing between the good and the bad in the service of Allah (mighty and glorified is He). ~ Abd Al-Qadir al-Jilani, Purification of the Mind (Jila' Al-Khatir) Second Edition,
18:Sometimes it's a sort of indulgence to think the worst of ourselves. We say, 'Now I have reached the bottom of the pit, now I can fall no further,' and it is almost a pleasure to wallow in the darkness. The trouble is, it's not true. There is no end to the evil in ourselves, just as there is no end to the good. It's a matter of choice. We struggle to climb, or we struggle to fall. The thing is to discover which way we're going. ~ Daphne du Maurier,
19: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,
20:What is the good of words if they aren't important enough to quarrel over? Why do we choose one word more than another if there isn't any difference between them? If you called a woman a chimpanzee instead of an angel, wouldn't there be a quarrel about a word? If you're not going to argue about words, what are you going to argue about? Are you going to convey your meaning to me by moving your ears? The Church and the heresies always used to fight about words, because they are the only thing worth fighting about. ~ G K Chesterton,
21:States of consciousness there are in which Death is only a change in immortal Life, pain a violent backwash of the waters of universal delight, limitation a turning of the Infinite upon itself, evil a circling of the good around its own perfection; and this not in abstract conception only, but in actual vision and in constant and substantial experience. To arrive at such states of consciousness may, for the individual, be one of the most important and indispensable steps of his progress towards self-perfection. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine ,
22:The Good, the True, and the Beautiful, then, are simply the faces of Spirit as it shines in this world. Spirit seen subjectively is Beauty, and I of Spirit. Spirit seen intersubjectively is the Good, the We of Spirit. And Spirit seen objectively is the True, the It of Spirit....And whenever we pause, and enter the quiet, and rest in the utter stillness, we can hear that whispering voice calling to us still: never forgot the Good, and never forgot the True, and never forget the Beautiful, for these are the faces of your own deepest Self, freely shown to you. ~ Ken Wilber, Marriage of Sense and Soul p. 201,
23:But we now come to speak of the holy and sacred Pentacles and Sigils. Now these pentacles, are as it were certain holy signes preserving us from evil chances and events, and helping and assisting us to binde, exterminate, and drive away evil spirits, and alluring the good spirits, and reconciling them unto us. And these pentacles do consist either of Characters of the good spirits of the superiour order, or of sacred pictures of holy letters or revelations, with apt and fit versicles, which are composed either of Geometrical figures and holy names of God, according to the course and maner of many of them; or they are compounded of all of them, or very many of them mixt. ~ Agrippa, A Fourth Book of Occult Philosophy ,
24:If you want to identify me, ask me not where I live, or what I like to eat, or how I comb my hair, but ask me what I am living for, in detail, ask me what I think is keeping me from living fully for the thing I want to live for . . . To be grateful is to recognize the Love of God in everything He has given us - and He has given us everything. Every breath we draw is a gift of His love, every moment of existence is a grace, for it brings with it immense graces from Him.Gratitude therefore takes nothing for granted, is never unresponsive, is constantly awakening to new wonder and to praise of the goodness of God. For the grateful person knows that God is good, not by hearsay but by experience. And that is what makes all the difference. ~ Thomas Merton,
25:O DIVINE Force, supreme Illuminator, hearken to our prayer, move not away from us, do not withdraw, help us to fight the good fight, make firm our strength for the struggle, give us the force to conquer! O my sweet Master, Thou whom I adore without being able to know Thee, Thou who I am without being able to realise Thee, my entire conscious individuality prostrates itself before Thee and implores, in the name of the workers in their struggle, and of the earth in her agony, in the name of suffering humanity and of striving Nature; O my sweet Master, O marvellous Unknowable, O Dispenser of all boons, Thou who makest light spring forth in the darkness and strength to arise out of weakness, support our effort, guide our steps, lead us to victory. ~ The Mother, Prayers And Meditations 211,
26:what is meant by the psychic ::: What is meant in the terminology of the yoga by the psychic is the soul element in the nature, the pure psyche or divine nucleus which stands behind mind, life and body (it is not the ego) but of which we are only dimly aware. It is a portion of the Divine and permanent from life to life, taking the experience of life through its outer instruments. As this experience grows it manifests a developing psychic personality which insisting always on the good, true and beautiful, finally becomes ready and strong enough to turn the nature towards the Divine. It can then come entirely forward, breaking through the mental, vital and physical screen, govern the instincts and transform the nature. Nature no longer imposes itself on the soul, but the soul, the Purusha, imposes its dictates on the nature. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters On Yoga - III ,
27:A disciple asked his teacher, 'Sir, please tell me how I can see God.' Come with me,' said the guru, 'and I shall show you.' He took the disciple to a lake, and both of them got into the water. Suddenly the teacher pressed the disciple's head under the water. After a few moments he released him and the disciple raised his head and stood up. The guru asked him, 'How did you feel?' The disciple said, 'Oh! I thought I should die; I was panting for breath.' The teacher said, 'When you feel like that for God, then you will know you haven't long to wait for His vision.'Let me tell you something. What will you gain by floating on the surface? Dive a little under the water. The gems lie deep under the water; so what is the good of throwing your arms and legs about on the surface? A real gem is heavy. It doesn't float; it sinks to the bottom. To get the real gem you must dive deep. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
28:And He will judge and will forgive all, the good and the evil, the wise and the meek . . . And when He has done with all of them, then He will summon us. 'You too come forth,' He will say, 'Come forth ye drunkards, come forth, ye weak ones, come forth, ye children of shame!' And we shall all come forth, without shame and shall stand before him. And He will say unto us, 'Ye are swine, made in the Image of the Beast and with his mark; but come ye also!' And the wise ones and those of understanding will say, 'Oh Lord, why dost Thou receive these men?' And He will say, 'This is why I receive them, oh ye wise, this is why I receive them, oh ye of understanding, that not one of them believed himself to be worthy of this.' And He will hold out His hands to us and we shall fall down before him . . . and we shall weep . . . and we shall understand all things! Then we shall understand everything! . . . and all will understand ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
29:the best we can conceive as the thing to be done ::: The work itself is at first determined by the best light we can command in our ignorance. It is that which we conceive as the thing that should be done. And whether it be shaped by our sense of duty, by our feeling for our fellow-creatures, by our idea of what is for the good of others or the good of the world or by the direction of one whom we accept as a human Master, wiser than ourselves and for us the representative of that Lord of all works in whom we believe but whom we do not yet know, the principle is the same. The essential of the sacrifice of works must be there and the essential is the surrender of all desire for the fruit of our works, the renunciation of all attachment to the result for which yet we labour. For so long as we work with attachment to the result, the sacrifice is offered not to the Divine, but to our ego... ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga 1.09 - Equality and the Annihilation of Ego,
30:It is necessary to observe and know the wrong movements in you; for they are the source of your trouble and have to be persistently rejected if you are to be free.But do not be always thinking of your defects and wrong movements. Concentrate more upon what you are to be, on the ideal, with the faith that, since it is the goal before you, it must and will come.To be always observing faults and wrong movements brings depression and discourages the faith. Turn your eyes more to the coming Light and less to any immediate darkness. Faith, cheerfulness, confidence in the ultimate victory are the things that help, - they make the progress easier and swifter. Make more of the good experiences that come to you; one experience of the kind is more important than the lapses and failures. When it ceases, do not repine or allow yourself to be discouraged, but be quiet within and aspire for its renewal in a stronger form leading to still deeper and fuller experience. Aspire always, but with more quietude, opening yourself to the Divine simply and wholly. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters On Yoga - IV ,
31:Many are God's forms by which he grows in man; They stamp his thoughts and deeds with divinity, Uplift the stature of the human clay Or slowly transmute it into heavens gold. He is the Good for which men fight and die, He is the war of Right with Titan wrong; He is Freedom rising deathless from her pyre; He is Valour guarding still the desperate pass Or lone and erect on the shattered barricade Or a sentinel in the dangerous echoing Night. He is the crown of the martyr burned in flame And the glad resignation of the saint And courage indifferent to the wounds of Time And the heros might wrestling with death and fate. He is Wisdom incarnate on a glorious throne And the calm autocracy of the sages rule. He is the high and solitary Thought Aloof above the ignorant multitude: He is the prophets voice, the sight of the seer. He is Beauty, nectar of the passionate soul, He is the Truth by which the spirit lives. He is the riches of the spiritual Vast Poured out in healing streams on indigent Life; He is Eternity lured from hour to hour, He is infinity in a little space: He is immortality in the arms of death. These powers I am and at my call they come. Thus slowly I lift mans soul nearer the Light. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 07.04 - The Triple Soul-Forces,
32:"Who does not understand should either learn, or be silent.""Perspective is an Art Mathematical which demonstrates the manner and properties of all radiations direct, broken and reflected.""Neither the circle without the line, nor the line without the point, can be artificially produced. It is, therefore, by virtue of the point and the Monad that all things commence to emerge in principle. That which is affected at the periphery, however large it may be, cannot in any way lack the support of the central point.""Therefore, the central point which we see in the centre of the hieroglyphic Monad produces the Earth, round which the Sun, the Moon, and the other planets follow their respective paths. The Sun has the supreme dignity, and we represent him by a circle having a visible centre."There is (gentle reader) nothing (the works of God only set apart) which so much beautifies and adorns the soul and mind of man as does knowledge of the good arts and sciences . Many arts there are which beautify the mind of man; but of all none do more garnish and beautify it than those arts which are called mathematical, unto the knowledge of which no man can attain, without perfect knowledge and instruction of the principles, grounds, and Elements of Geometry." ~ Dr. John Dee, The Hieroglyphic Monad ,
33:I examined the poets, and I look on them as people whose talent overawes both themselves and others, people who present themselves as wise men and are taken as such, when they are nothing of the sort.From poets, I moved to artists. No one was more ignorant about the arts than I; no one was more convinced that artists possessed really beautiful secrets. However, I noticed that their condition was no better than that of the poets and that both of them have the same misconceptions. Because the most skillful among them excel in their specialty, they look upon themselves as the wisest of men. In my eyes, this presumption completely tarnished their knowledge. As a result, putting myself in the place of the oracle and asking myself what I would prefer to be - what I was or what they were, to know what they have learned or to know that I know nothing - I replied to myself and to the god: I wish to remain who I am.We do not know - neither the sophists, nor the orators, nor the artists, nor I- what the True, the Good, and the Beautiful are. But there is this difference between us: although these people know nothing, they all believe they know something; whereas, I, if I know nothing, at least have no doubts about it. As a result, all this superiority in wisdom which the oracle has attributed to me reduces itself to the single point that I am strongly convinced that I am ignorant of what I do not know. ~ Socrates,
34:Why God sometimes allows people who are genuinely good to be hindered in the good that they do. God, who is faithful, allows his friends to fall frequently into weakness only in order to remove from them any prop on which they might lean. For a loving person it would be a great joy to be able to achieve many great feats, whether keeping vigils, fasting, performing other ascetical practices or doing major, difficult and unusual works. For them this is a great joy, support and source of hope so that their works become a prop and a support upon which they can lean. But it is precisely this which our Lord wishes to take from them so that he alone will be their help and support. This he does solely on account of his pure goodness and mercy, for God is prompted to act only by his goodness, and in no way do our works serve to make God give us anything or do anything for us. Our Lord wishes his friends to be freed from such an attitude, and thus he removes their support from them so that they must henceforth find their support only in him. For he desires to give them great gifts, solely on account of his goodness, and he shall be their comfort and support while they discover themselves to be and regard themselves as being a pure nothingness in all the great gifts of God. The more essentially and simply the mind rests on God and is sustained by him, the more deeply we are established in God and the more receptive we are to him in all his precious gifts - for human kind should build on God alone. ~ Meister Eckhart,
35:The world is like a ride in an amusement park, and when you choose to go on it you think it's real because that's how powerful our minds are. The ride goes up and down, around and around, it has thrills and chills, and it's very brightly colored, and it's very loud, and it's fun for a while. Many people have been on the ride a long time, and they begin to wonder, "Hey, is this real, or is this just a ride?" And other people have remembered, and they come back to us and say, "Hey, don't worry; don't be afraid, ever, because this is just a ride." And we ... kill those people. "Shut him up! I've got a lot invested in this ride, shut him up! Look at my furrows of worry, look at my big bank account, and my family. This has to be real." It's just a ride. But we always kill the good guys who try and tell us that, you ever notice that? And let the demons run amok ... But it doesn't matter, because it's just a ride. And we can change it any time we want. It's only a choice. No effort, no work, no job, no savings of money. Just a simple choice, right now, between fear and love. The eyes of fear want you to put bigger locks on your doors, buy guns, close yourself off. The eyes of love instead see all of us as one. Here's what we can do to change the world, right now, to a better ride. Take all that money we spend on weapons and defenses each year and instead spend it feeding and clothing and educating the poor of the world, which it would pay for many times over, not one human being excluded, and we could explore space, together, both inner and outer, forever, in peace. ~ Bill Hicks,
36:At the basis of this collaboration there is necessarily the will to change, no longer to be what one is, for things to be no longer what they are. There are several ways of reaching it, and all the methods are good when they succeed! One may be deeply disgusted with what exists and wish ardently to come out of all this and attain something else; one may - and this is a more positive way - one may feel within oneself the touch, the approach of something positively beautiful and true, and willingly drop all the rest so that nothing may burden the journey to this new beauty and truth. What is indispensable in every case is the ardent will for progress, the willing and joyful renunciation of all that hampers the advance: to throw far away from oneself all that prevents one from going forward, and to set out into the unknown with the ardent faith that this is the truth of tomorrow, inevitable, which must necessarily come, which nothing, nobody, no bad will, even that of Nature, can prevent from becoming a reality - perhaps of a not too distant future - a reality which is being worked out now and which those who know how to change, how not to be weighed down by old habits, will surely have the good fortune not only to see but to realise. People sleep, they forget, they take life easy - they forget, forget all the time.... But if we could remember... that we are at an exceptional hour, a unique time, that we have this immense good fortune, this invaluable privilege of being present at the birth of a new world, we could easily get rid of everything that impedes and hinders our progress. So, the most important thing, it seems, is to remember this fact; even when one doesn't have the tangible experience, to have the certainty of it and faith in it; to remember always, to recall it constantly, to go to sleep with this idea, to wake up with this perception; to do all that one does with this great truth as the background, as a constant support, this great truth that we are witnessing the birth of a new world. We can participate in it, we can become this new world. And truly, when one has such a marvellous opportunity, one should be ready to give up everything for its sake. ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1957-1958 ,
37:EvilHasten towards the good, leave behind all evil thoughts, for to do good without enthusiasm is to have a mind which delights in evil.If one does an evil action, he should not persist in it, he should not delight in it. For full of suffering is the accumulation of evil.If one does a good action, he should persist in it and take delight in it. Full of happiness is the accumulation of good.As long as his evil action has not yet ripened, an evildoer may experience contentment. But when it ripens, the wrong-doer knows unhappiness.As long as his good action has not yet ripened, one who does good may experience unhappiness. But when it ripens, the good man knows happiness.Do not treat evil lightly, saying, "That will not touch me." A jar is filled drop by drop; even so the fool fills himself little by little with wickedness.Do not treat good lightly, saying, "That will not touch me." A jar is filled drop by drop; even so the sage fills himself little by little with goodness.The merchant who is carrying many precious goods and who has but few companions, avoids dangerous roads; and a man who loves his life is wary of poison. Even so should one act regarding evil.A hand that has no wound can carry poison with impunity; act likewise, for evil cannot touch the righteous man.If you offend one who is pure, innocent and defenceless, the insult will fall back on you, as if you threw dust against the wind.Some are reborn here on earth, evil-doers go to the worlds of Niraya,1 the just go to the heavenly worlds, but those who have freed themselves from all desire attain Nirvana.Neither in the skies, nor in the depths of the ocean, nor in the rocky caves, nowhere upon earth does there exist a place where a man can find refuge from his evil actions.Neither in the skies, nor in the depths of the ocean, nor in the rocky caves, nowhere upon earth does there exist a place where a man can hide from death.People have the habit of dealing lightly with thoughts that come. And the atmosphere is full of thoughts of all kinds which do not in fact belong to anybody in particular, which move perpetually from one person to another, very freely, much too freely, because there are very few people who can keep their thoughts under control.When you take up the Buddhist discipline to learn how to control your thoughts, you make very interesting discoveries. You try to observe your thoughts. Instead of letting them pass freely, sometimes even letting them enter your head and establish themselves in a quite inopportune way, you look at them, observe them and you realise with stupefaction that in the space of a few seconds there passes through the head a series of absolutely improbable thoughts that are altogether harmful....?Conversion of the aim of life from the ego to the Divine: instead of seeking one's own satisfaction, to have the service of the Divine as the aim of life.*What you must know is exactly the thing you want to do in life. The time needed to learn it does not matter at all. For those who wish to live according to Truth, there is always something to learn and some progress to make. 2 October 1969 ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1929-1931 ,
38:There is no invariable rule of such suffering. It is not the soul that suffers; the Self is calm and equal to all things and the only sorrow of the psychic being is the sorrow of the resistance of Nature to the Divine Will or the resistance of things and people to the call of the True, the Good and the Beautiful. What is affected by suffering is the vital nature and the body. When the soul draws towards the Divine, there may be a resistance in the mind and the common form of that is denial and doubt - which may create mental and vital suffering. There may again be a resistance in the vital nature whose principal character is desire and the attachment to the objects of desire, and if in this field there is conflict between the soul and the vital nature, between the Divine Attraction and the pull of the Ignorance, then obviously there may be much suffering of the mind and vital parts. The physical consciousness also may offer a resistance which is usually that of a fundamental inertia, an obscurity in the very stuff of the physical, an incomprehension, an inability to respond to the higher consciousness, a habit of helplessly responding to the lower mechanically, even when it does not want to do so; both vital and physical suffering may be the consequence. There is moreover the resistance of the Universal Nature which does not want the being to escape from the Ignorance into the Light. This may take the form of a vehement insistence on the continuation of the old movements, waves of them thrown on the mind and vital and body so that old ideas, impulses, desires, feelings, responses continue even after they are thrown out and rejected, and can return like an invading army from outside, until the whole nature, given to the Divine, refuses to admit them. This is the subjective form of the universal resistance, but it may also take an objective form - opposition, calumny, attacks, persecution, misfortunes of many kinds, adverse conditions and circumstances, pain, illness, assaults from men or forces. There too the possibility of suffering is evident. There are two ways to meet all that - first that of the Self, calm, equality, a spirit, a will, a mind, a vital, a physical consciousness that remain resolutely turned towards the Divine and unshaken by all suggestion of doubt, desire, attachment, depression, sorrow, pain, inertia. This is possible when the inner being awakens, when one becomes conscious of the Self, of the inner mind, the inner vital, the inner physical, for that can more easily attune itself to the divine Will, and then there is a division in the being as if there were two beings, one within, calm, strong, equal, unperturbed, a channel of the Divine Consciousness and Force, one without, still encroached on by the lower Nature; but then the disturbances of the latter become something superficial which are no more than an outer ripple, - until these under the inner pressure fade and sink away and the outer being too remains calm, concentrated, unattackable. There is also the way of the psychic, - when the psychic being comes out in its inherent power, its consecration, adoration, love of the Divine, self-giving, surrender and imposes these on the mind, vital and physical consciousness and compels them to turn all their movements Godward. If the psychic is strong and master... ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters On Yoga - IV Resistances,
39:The Science of Living To know oneself and to control oneself AN AIMLESS life is always a miserable life. Every one of you should have an aim. But do not forget that on the quality of your aim will depend the quality of your life. Your aim should be high and wide, generous and disinterested; this will make your life precious to yourself and to others. But whatever your ideal, it cannot be perfectly realised unless you have realised perfection in yourself. To work for your perfection, the first step is to become conscious of yourself, of the different parts of your being and their respective activities. You must learn to distinguish these different parts one from another, so that you may become clearly aware of the origin of the movements that occur in you, the many impulses, reactions and conflicting wills that drive you to action. It is an assiduous study which demands much perseverance and sincerity. For man's nature, especially his mental nature, has a spontaneous tendency to give a favourable explanation for everything he thinks, feels, says and does. It is only by observing these movements with great care, by bringing them, as it were, before the tribunal of our highest ideal, with a sincere will to submit to its judgment, that we can hope to form in ourselves a discernment that never errs. For if we truly want to progress and acquire the capacity of knowing the truth of our being, that is to say, what we are truly created for, what we can call our mission upon earth, then we must, in a very regular and constant manner, reject from us or eliminate in us whatever contradicts the truth of our existence, whatever is opposed to it. In this way, little by little, all the parts, all the elements of our being can be organised into a homogeneous whole around our psychic centre. This work of unification requires much time to be brought to some degree of perfection. Therefore, in order to accomplish it, we must arm ourselves with patience and endurance, with a determination to prolong our life as long as necessary for the success of our endeavour. As you pursue this labour of purification and unification, you must at the same time take great care to perfect the external and instrumental part of your being. When the higher truth manifests, it must find in you a mind that is supple and rich enough to be able to give the idea that seeks to express itself a form of thought which preserves its force and clarity. This thought, again, when it seeks to clothe itself in words, must find in you a sufficient power of expression so that the words reveal the thought and do not deform it. And the formula in which you embody the truth should be manifested in all your feelings, all your acts of will, all your actions, in all the movements of your being. Finally, these movements themselves should, by constant effort, attain their highest perfection. All this can be realised by means of a fourfold discipline, the general outline of which is given here. The four aspects of the discipline do not exclude each other, and can be followed at the same time; indeed, this is preferable. The starting-point is what can be called the psychic discipline. We give the name "psychic" to the psychological centre of our being, the seat within us of the highest truth of our existence, that which can know this truth and set it in movement. It is therefore of capital importance to become conscious of its presence in us, to concentrate on this presence until it becomes a living fact for us and we can identify ourselves with it. In various times and places many methods have been prescribed for attaining this perception and ultimately achieving this identification. Some methods are psychological, some religious, some even mechanical. In reality, everyone has to find the one which suits him best, and if one has an ardent and steadfast aspiration, a persistent and dynamic will, one is sure to meet, in one way or another - outwardly through reading and study, inwardly through concentration, meditation, revelation and experience - the help one needs to reach the goal. Only one thing is absolutely indispensable: the will to discover and to realise. This discovery and realisation should be the primary preoccupation of our being, the pearl of great price which we must acquire at any cost. Whatever you do, whatever your occupations and activities, the will to find the truth of your being and to unite with it must be always living and present behind all that you do, all that you feel, all that you think. To complement this movement of inner discovery, it would be good not to neglect the development of the mind. For the mental instrument can equally be a great help or a great hindrance. In its natural state the human mind is always limited in its vision, narrow in its understanding, rigid in its conceptions, and a constant effort is therefore needed to widen it, to make it more supple and profound. So it is very necessary to consider everything from as many points of view as possible. Towards this end, there is an exercise which gives great suppleness and elevation to the thought. It is as follows: a clearly formulated thesis is set; against it is opposed its antithesis, formulated with the same precision. Then by careful reflection the problem must be widened or transcended until a synthesis is found which unites the two contraries in a larger, higher and more comprehensive idea. Many other exercises of the same kind can be undertaken; some have a beneficial effect on the character and so possess a double advantage: that of educating the mind and that of establishing control over the feelings and their consequences. For example, you must never allow your mind to judge things and people, for the mind is not an instrument of knowledge; it is incapable of finding knowledge, but it must be moved by knowledge. Knowledge belongs to a much higher domain than that of the human mind, far above the region of pure ideas. The mind has to be silent and attentive to receive knowledge from above and manifest it. For it is an instrument of formation, of organisation and action, and it is in these functions that it attains its full value and real usefulness. There is another practice which can be very helpful to the progress of the consciousness. Whenever there is a disagreement on any matter, such as a decision to be taken, or an action to be carried out, one must never remain closed up in one's own conception or point of view. On the contrary, one must make an effort to understand the other's point of view, to put oneself in his place and, instead of quarrelling or even fighting, find the solution which can reasonably satisfy both parties; there always is one for men of goodwill. Here we must mention the discipline of the vital. The vital being in us is the seat of impulses and desires, of enthusiasm and violence, of dynamic energy and desperate depressions, of passions and revolts. It can set everything in motion, build and realise; but it can also destroy and mar everything. Thus it may be the most difficult part to discipline in the human being. It is a long and exacting labour requiring great patience and perfect sincerity, for without sincerity you will deceive yourself from the very outset, and all endeavour for progress will be in vain. With the collaboration of the vital no realisation seems impossible, no transformation impracticable. But the difficulty lies in securing this constant collaboration. The vital is a good worker, but most often it seeks its own satisfaction. If that is refused, totally or even partially, the vital gets vexed, sulks and goes on strike. Its energy disappears more or less completely and in its place leaves disgust for people and things, discouragement or revolt, depression and dissatisfaction. At such moments it is good to remain quiet and refuse to act; for these are the times when one does stupid things and in a few moments one can destroy or spoil the progress that has been made during months of regular effort. These crises are shorter and less dangerous for those who have established a contact with their psychic being which is sufficient to keep alive in them the flame of aspiration and the consciousness of the ideal to be realised. They can, with the help of this consciousness, deal with their vital as one deals with a rebellious child, with patience and perseverance, showing it the truth and light, endeavouring to convince it and awaken in it the goodwill which has been veiled for a time. By means of such patient intervention each crisis can be turned into a new progress, into one more step towards the goal. Progress may be slow, relapses may be frequent, but if a courageous will is maintained, one is sure to triumph one day and see all difficulties melt and vanish before the radiance of the truth-consciousness. Lastly, by means of a rational and discerning physical education, we must make our body strong and supple enough to become a fit instrument in the material world for the truth-force which wants to manifest through us. In fact, the body must not rule, it must obey. By its very nature it is a docile and faithful servant. Unfortunately, it rarely has the capacity of discernment it ought to have with regard to its masters, the mind and the vital. It obeys them blindly, at the cost of its own well-being. The mind with its dogmas, its rigid and arbitrary principles, the vital with its passions, its excesses and dissipations soon destroy the natural balance of the body and create in it fatigue, exhaustion and disease. It must be freed from this tyranny and this can be done only through a constant union with the psychic centre of the being. The body has a wonderful capacity of adaptation and endurance. It is able to do so many more things than one usually imagines. If, instead of the ignorant and despotic masters that now govern it, it is ruled by the central truth of the being, you will be amazed at what it is capable of doing. Calm and quiet, strong and poised, at every minute it will be able to put forth the effort that is demanded of it, for it will have learnt to find rest in action and to recuperate, through contact with the universal forces, the energies it expends consciously and usefully. In this sound and balanced life a new harmony will manifest in the body, reflecting the harmony of the higher regions, which will give it perfect proportions and ideal beauty of form. And this harmony will be progressive, for the truth of the being is never static; it is a perpetual unfolding of a growing perfection that is more and more total and comprehensive. As soon as the body has learnt to follow this movement of progressive harmony, it will be possible for it to escape, through a continuous process of transformation, from the necessity of disintegration and destruction. Thus the irrevocable law of death will no longer have any reason to exist. When we reach this degree of perfection which is our goal, we shall perceive that the truth we seek is made up of four major aspects: Love, Knowledge, Power and Beauty. These four attributes of the Truth will express themselves spontaneously in our being. The psychic will be the vehicle of true and pure love, the mind will be the vehicle of infallible knowledge, the vital will manifest an invincible power and strength and the body will be the expression of a perfect beauty and harmony. Bulletin, November 1950 ~ The Mother, On Education ,

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1:look for the good ~ Justin Bieber,
2:the good part, ~ Karen McQuestion,
3:The good is the beautiful. ~ Plato,
4:But let the good prevail. ~ Aeschylus,
5:Just let the good happen. ~ K Webster,
6:Only the good die young. ~ Billy Joel,
7:Death's in the good-bye. ~ Anne Sexton,
8:God Sees the Good in You ~ Joyce Meyer,
9:These are the good old days. ~ Unknown,
10:The good old days are now. ~ Tom Clancy,
11:The good sense of Colonel ~ Jane Austen,
12:The good man does not grieve ~ Confucius,
13:Find the good—and praise it. ~ Alex Haley,
14:The good befriend themselves. ~ Sophocles,
15:Find the good, and praise it. ~ Alex Haley,
16:Laws are not made for the good. ~ Socrates,
17:The good man makes others good. ~ Menander,
18:It is easy to rule over the good. ~ Plautus,
19:Only the good deserve to hope. ~ Donna Leon,
20:The good is the enemy of the best. ~ Bill W,
21:It’s survival of the good-enough. ~ Bill Nye,
22:The good people died first. ~ Timothy Snyder,
23:It's the good-byes that are hard. ~ Jenny Han,
24:The best is the enemy of the good. ~ Voltaire,
25:Get all the good laughs you can. ~ Will Rogers,
26:The good and wise lead quite lives ~ Euripides,
27:Find the good and celebrate it. ~ Betty Shabazz,
28:I like the good feeling movies. ~ Robert Duvall,
29:Reading have got the good factor. ~ Ray Parlour,
30:Wherever the good work is I'll go. ~ Jamie Bell,
31:An unfairness of the good God, ~ Agatha Christie,
32:Assume the best, Look for the good. ~ Jeff Flake,
33:Thank the good Lord for a job. ~ Wynton Marsalis,
34:The good ideas will survive. ~ Quentin Tarantino,
35:The good man remains calm and serene. ~ Chi-king,
36:The perfect is the enemy of the good. ~ Voltaire,
37:When The Goodwill Of Hearts Is With You, ~ Rumi,
38:Evil is the starry sky of the Good. ~ Franz Kafka,
39:Let's make noise for the good guys. ~ Roma Downey,
40:The Good and Great must ever shun ~ Lewis Carroll,
41:The good stuff is in the details. ~ Dee Henderson,
42:The good will be welcome in heaven. ~ Mitch Albom,
43:The good writers touch life often. ~ Ray Bradbury,
44:Doubt afflicts the good, not the bad. ~ Fay Weldon,
45:In all the good Greek of Plato ~ John Crowe Ransom,
46:Take the good the gods provide thee. ~ John Dryden,
47:The good news is that we are Buddha. ~ Albert Low,
48:Come let us mock at the good ~ William Butler Yeats,
49:He who spares the wicked injures the good. ~ Seneca,
50:Hooray for the good people of Genoa ~ Kurt Vonnegut,
51:Quit stalling with the good bits! ~ Jennifer DeLucy,
52:The good and the wise lead quiet lives. ~ Euripides,
53:I am the good shepherd. I know my sheep. ~ Anonymous,
54:In the motive lies the good or ill. ~ Samuel Johnson,
55:Make positive effort for the good. ~ Dainin Katagiri,
56:The good hate sin because they love virtue. ~ Horace,
57:The good that men do lives after them. ~ Ruth Gordon,
58:All events come together for the good. ~ Nick Vujicic,
59:I try not to question the good things. ~ Cate Edwards,
60:The good leader carries water for his people. ~ Laozi,
61:Are you afraid of the good you might do? ~ Victor Hugo,
62:Cherish the good, learn from the bad ~ Brittany Murphy,
63:If you want the good, you can't give up. ~ Emily Henry,
64:Never apologise for being the good guy. ~ Ben Monopoli,
65:See the good in people and help them. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
66:Take the goods the gods provide you. ~ H Rider Haggard,
67:The good men will come, when your whole ~ Kenya Wright,
68:The good teams are good at what they do. ~ Brett Favre,
69:We are all guilty of the good we did not do ~ Voltaire,
70:Can I, just one time, play the good guy? ~ Clancy Brown,
71:Find the Good and Praise it" by Alex Haley ~ Alex Haley,
72:Humor is the good natured side of a truth. ~ Mark Twain,
73:Thank God I found the GOOD in goodbye ~ Beyonce Knowles,
74:believe it or not, we're the good guys. ~ Karpov Kinrade,
75:God is all the good stuff. God equals love. ~ Amy Harmon,
76:The good of a book lies in its being read. ~ Umberto Eco,
77:You have to go where the good writing is. ~ Damian Lewis,
78:All the good are friends of one another. ~ Zeno of Citium,
79:Even the good Homer is sometimes caught napping. ~ Horace,
80:He looks like the good boy he's never been. ~ Holly Black,
81:He who spares the bad injures the good. ~ Publilius Syrus,
82:I believe in the goodness of imagination. ~ Sue Monk Kidd,
83:In a certain sense the Good is comfortless. ~ Franz Kafka,
84:It’s not easy remembering the good times. ~ Cecelia Ahern,
85:Men feel the good less intensely than the bad ~ Anonymous,
86:The good life demands a lot of maintenance ~ Lisa Wingate,
87:the odds are good, but the goods are odd ~ Robert Masello,
88:Thoughts are things - choose the good ones! ~ Mike Dooley,
89:The good life demands a lot of maintenance. ~ Lisa Wingate,
90:Train your mind to see the good in everything. ~ Anonymous,
91:We integrate the good wherever we find it. ~ Tariq Ramadan,
92:Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid. ~ Ronald Reagan,
93:Good People bring out the good in other people. ~ Anonymous,
94:I am often wrong about the good of humanity. ~ Katie Heaney,
95:Is the good scientist allowed artistic license? ~ Lily King,
96:It's so hard for me to accept the good in him. ~ A G Howard,
97:My goal in life was to pursue the good life. ~ Oleg Cassini,
98:So you have to take the good with the bad. ~ Candace Parker,
99:The good is always the enemy of the best. ~ Oswald Chambers,
100:Train your mind to see the good in everything ~ Paul Walker,
101:Every man is guilty of all the good he didn't do. ~ Voltaire,
102:Give me the good for which I do not know to ask, ~ Jo Walton,
103:Never underestimate the allure of the Goodwill. ~ Stacey Jay,
104:Our Lord said. Be yourself with the good Lord. ~ Saint Peter,
105:Pardoning the Bad, is injuring the Good. ~ Benjamin Franklin,
106:The good is not a category that interests me. ~ Rem Koolhaas,
107:The good is the end toward which all things tend. ~ Boethius,
108:The good news is I peed before going to sleep. ~ John Scalzi,
109:The homely beauty of the good old cause ~ William Wordsworth,
110:We will take the good-will for the deed. ~ Francois Rabelais,
111:Wicked men obey for fear, but the good for love. ~ Aristotle,
112:Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do, ~ Voltaire,
113:Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do. ~ Voltaire,
114:If character is destiny, the good are damned. ~ Joseph Heller,
115:Kindness which is bestowed on the good is never lost. ~ Plato,
116:Looking for the good in people is never stupid. ~ Bella Andre,
117:Oh! The good times when we were so unhappy. ~ Alexandre Dumas,
118:Stop making the perfect enemy of the good. ~ Patrick Lencioni,
119:The goods of the earth are meant for everyone. ~ Pope Francis,
120:They say the good die young, so the bad die old. ~ Jon Connor,
121:Thoughts Become Things... Choose The Good Ones! ~ Mike Dooley,
122:all the good ideas feel daunting at first, ~ Elizabeth Gilbert,
123:All the good ideas seem daunting at first. ~ Elizabeth Gilbert,
124:For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people. ~ Audrey Hepburn,
125:It’s not the good that die young, it’s the lucky. ~ Mark Twain,
126:Let me say the good are often punished unfairly. ~ Ann Rinaldi,
127:The good guy only gets the girl in a soppy way. ~ James D arcy,
128:The good or ill of a man lies within his own will. ~ Epictetus,
129:The rooster crows, but the hen delivers the goods. ~ Anonymous,
130:To love is to will the good of another. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
131:We can’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good. ~ Lee Child,
132:You must ignore the bad and adopt the good. ~ Gichin Funakoshi,
133:I turn the good parts up and the bad parts down ~ Jim Dickinson,
134:tracking by the good full moon to sanctuary. ~ Colson Whitehead,
135:Do all the good you can, by all the means you can. ~ John Wesley,
136:Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good. ~ Gretchen Rubin,
137:Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good. ~ Gretchen Rubin,
138:Envy is pain over the good fortune of others. ~ John of Damascus,
139:Let go of the anger, hang on to the good lessons. ~ Eloisa James,
140:No rest for the wicked, no peace for the good. ~ James S A Corey,
141:The good mother sayes not, Will you? but gives. ~ George Herbert,
142:The good refrain from sin from the pure love of virtue. ~ Horace,
143:The good traveler has the gift of surprise. ~ W Somerset Maugham,
144:the most important thing is not life, but the good life. ~ Plato,
145:To love is to will the good of the other. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
146:What's the good of reaching 90, if you waste 89? ~ Elvis Presley,
147:You learn from the good, you learn from the bad. ~ Carson Palmer,
148:And here you have the good Ser Maynard Plumm. ~ John Joseph Adams,
149:Every man is guilty of all the good he didn’t do. ~ Sue Monk Kidd,
150:Government exists only for the good of the governed. ~ Pythagoras,
151:Heart is what separates the good from the great. ~ Michael Jordan,
152:Italian man had a girlfriend. The good ones always do. ~ R S Grey,
153:I went to the Goodman School of Drama in Chicago. ~ Harvey Korman,
154:Music is the only religion that delivers the goods. ~ Frank Zappa,
155:The good man is the friend of all living things. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
156:The goodness of the heart is shown in deeds ~ Philip James Bailey,
157:The Good, The Bad,.. I'm the one with the gun! ~ Sherrilyn Kenyon,
158:Through silence only the good messages go unheard. ~ Brian Patten,
159:What's there to remember if not the good things? ~ Susan Meissner,
160:You encourage people by seeing the good in them. ~ Nelson Mandela,
161:You would rather think about the good than do it. ~ Michael Flynn,
162:I love thee, as the good love heaven. ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow,
163:I see humanity’s flaws, but I see the goodness too. ~ Melissa Marr,
164:It is the good war that hallows every cause. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
165:It's a great burden, being one of the good guys. ~ James Lee Burke,
166:May the good God pardon all good men. ~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning,
167:Memories, you see, hurt. The good ones most of all. ~ Harlan Coben,
168:No man is such a legalist as the good Secularist. ~ G K Chesterton,
169:Often ill comes from the good, as good from ill. ~ Herman Melville,
170:Remembering the good has also resurrected the bad. ~ Siobhan Davis,
171:The crows may crow, but the hens deliver the goods. ~ Steven Tyler,
172:The good globalization is technologically driven. ~ Paul T Hellyer,
173:The good I stand on is my truth and honesty. ~ William Shakespeare,
174:The good Lord has blessed me with a great journey. ~ Ernie Harwell,
175:The good opinion of the vulgar is injurious. ~ Michel de Montaigne,
176:Voltaire wrote, “The perfect is the enemy of the good. ~ Anonymous,
177:What's the good of being stoical if nobody notices? ~ Mason Cooley,
178:You don't get the good roles when you're beautiful. ~ Eva Longoria,
179:You don’t take pictures, the good ones happen to you. ~ Ernst Haas,
180:Deal courageously, and the LORD shall be with the good. ~ Anonymous,
181:Everyone values the good nature of a man with a gun. ~ Mason Cooley,
182:Fight the good fight, lay hold on eternal life. ~ I Timothy. VI. 12,
183:God does not shield the good from dying cruelly here. ~ Julie Berry,
184:Humans, if nothing else, have the good sense to die. ~ Markus Zusak,
185:I want to thank the good lord for making me a yankee ~ Joe DiMaggio,
186:Laissez le bon temp rouler. Let the good times roll. ~ Sable Hunter,
187:Let the doorknob hit ya where the good Lord split ya. ~ Duffy Brown,
188:The good of the people is the greatest law. ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero,
189:The good words reveal weaknesses and unleash potential. ~ Toba Beta,
190:The references you do not verify are the good ones. ~ Charles Peguy,
191:Tis the good reader that makes the good book. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
192:we catch the good infection of Godliness by contact. ~ Peter Kreeft,
193:We have to make sure the Good Friday Agreement works. ~ Gerry Adams,
194:Be independent of the good opinion of other people. ~ Abraham Maslow,
195:Don't wait for the good woman. She doesn't exist. ~ Charles Bukowski,
196:It's easy to forget the good things.' Hatcher said ~ Christina Henry,
197:Low tide exposed the good and the bad, she supposed. ~ Denise Hunter,
198:malcontents praised least. The good critics found ~ Timothy J Keller,
199:The good news is, nobody can be a better you than you. ~ Joel Osteen,
200:"The good old days." The only good days are ahead. ~ Alice Childress,
201:Well, the good news is I killed the space monster. ~ Brian Clevinger,
202:You can't have a back door that's only for the good guys. ~ Tim Cook,
203:You're stuck with me now; the good, bad and the ugly. ~ Kahlen Aymes,
204:Already I am smiling in anticipation of the good to come ~ Og Mandino,
205:A man's true wealth is the good he does in the world. ~ Khalil Gibran,
206:Being precedes Truth, and ... Truth precedes the Good. ~ Josef Pieper,
207:By the wicked the good conduct of others is always dreaded. ~ Sallust,
208:Care for your clothes, like the good friends they are ~ Joan Crawford,
209:Grab the good people around you. Don't let them go. ~ Natalie Portman,
210:I do not believe that the Good Lord plays dice. ~ Miguel de Cervantes,
211:If only the good were a little less heavy-footed ~ W Somerset Maugham,
212:I'm the guy with the good attitude towards menstruation. ~ Dave Foley,
213:Jack Daniels. Damn, she broke out the good stuff for him. ~ Nick Webb,
214:pity the fool who has the good fortune to fall for you, ~ Marie Force,
215:Please, I want so badly for the good things to happen. ~ Sylvia Plath,
216:prayer and persistence, the good Lord will provide. ~ Teresa Medeiros,
217:Some just wanted to be on the side of the good cookies. ~ Jean Ferris,
218:The good life is the best preparation for bad times. ~ Neal A Maxwell,
219:The good thing about being old is not being young. ~ Stephen Richards,
220:Voltaire: “The perfect is the enemy of the good.” This ~ Howard Marks,
221:We make too much of the good and too much of the bad. ~ Robert Altman,
222:When you appreciate the good, the good appreciates. ~ Tal Ben Shahar,
223:You have to feel the bad to be able to feel the good. ~ Stephen Dorff,
224:You're all the good things wrapped into one good thing. ~ Nicola Yoon,
225:Be independent of the good opinion of other people. ~ Abraham H Maslow,
226:Come all over my cock like the good, bad girl that you are. ~ L J Shen,
227:Don't let the door hitcha where the good Lord splitcha. ~ Stephen King,
228:Let us think only of the good days that are to come. ~ Agatha Christie,
229:Spare the rod and spile the child, as the Good Book says. ~ Mark Twain,
230:The good displeases us when we are not up to it. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
231:The good, the bad, the in between. It’s ours. We own it. ~ Gail McHugh,
232:The good thing about flying solo is it's never boring. ~ Steve Fossett,
233:The good times of today are the sad thoughts of tomorrow. ~ Bob Marley,
234:..we'll deal with it, because the good outweighs the bad. ~ E Lockhart,
235:When everything is for 'fun' nothing is for the good. ~ Anne Stevenson,
236:Even the good guys,' she said, 'can't win all the time. ~ Witi Ihimaera,
237:Every man is guilty of all the good he didn’t do.” Such ~ Sue Monk Kidd,
238:I ain't really sure, but it seems I remember the good times ~ Tom Petty,
239:In all things God works for the good of those who love Him. ~ Anonymous,
240:I thought clay must feel happy in the good potter's hand. ~ Janet Fitch,
241:It's like he's determined not to see the good in anything. ~ Jojo Moyes,
242:Let no one seek his own good, but the good of his neighbor. ~ Anonymous,
243:Looks like the good Lord got your ass and face mixed up. ~ John Marston,
244:Seek not the good in external things;seek it in yourselves. ~ Epictetus,
245:Someone has to spread the good news that we survived. ~ Stephenie Meyer,
246:The bad things can't matter more than the good things ~ Cassandra Clare,
247:the good life doesn’t knock on the door. Joy is a job. ~ Lionel Shriver,
248:The good times of today, are the sad thoughts of tomorrow. ~ Bob Marley,
249:The good we do today becomes the happiness of tomorrow. ~ William James,
250:Writers, all the good ones, are Natural Born Liars. ~ Daniel Keys Moran,
251:Don’t long for “the good old days.”        This is not wise. ~ Anonymous,
252:Get beyond love and grief: exist for the good of Man. ~ Miyamoto Musashi,
253:In the good old days when I was a senator, I was my own man. ~ Joe Biden,
254:I see myself in everything I write. All the good guys are me. ~ Stan Lee,
255:I worked hard, and if you work hard you get the goodies. ~ Steve McQueen,
256:People forget the good, because the bad has more punch. ~ Louise Erdrich,
257:Potential is the good of life -- action the secret key. ~ Deron Williams,
258:The good chair is a task one is never completely done with ~ Hans Wegner,
259:The good news is you get to choose what follows the “I am. ~ Joel Osteen,
260:The good watercolors take a lifetime - plus a half an hour. ~ Toni Onley,
261:The only way to get to the good is to walk through the bad. ~ Kiera Cass,
262:The way prices are rising, the good old days are last week. ~ Les Dawson,
263:War never takes a wicked man by chance, the good man always. ~ Sophocles,
264:We change for the good so long as good exists around us. ~ Michael Lewis,
265:You don't need to be the good guy to get a good message out. ~ LL Cool J,
266:You’re all the good things I didn’t know I was missing. ~ Helena Hunting,
267:24No one should seek their own good, but the good of others.† ~ Anonymous,
268:As Voltaire once wrote, “The best is the enemy of the good. ~ James Clear,
269:Find the good. Seek the Unity. Ignore the divisions among us. ~ Aristotle,
270:Lack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being ~ Plato,
271:Let's face it, all the good stuff happens after midnight. ~ Matt Groening,
272:Love isn't just about the good. It's fortified by the bad. ~ Caisey Quinn,
273:No man is an island. To fight the good fight we need help. ~ Paulo Coelho,
274:People tend to believe the bad rather than the good. ~ Giovanni Boccaccio,
275:The best which entailed from parents to children, is the good behavior. ~,
276:The Good Gardener planted each of us here for a reason. ~ Seth Adam Smith,
277:The good lord tripped me up behind the line of scrimmage. ~ George Carlin,
278:there is a fundamental messiness to the nature of the good. ~ Tyler Cowen,
279:We must always seek the good which is hidden in everything. ~ Max Heindel,
280:Adversity is a misperception as all works toward the good. ~ Julia Cameron,
281:as Voltaire put it, the perfect is the enemy of the good. ~ Rutger Bregman,
282:Don’t start from the good old things but the bad new ones. ~ Benjamin Noys,
283:It's always great to perform at home in the good ol' U.S.A. ~ Dolly Parton,
284:It's not the bad ideas that do you in, but the good ones. ~ Charlie Munger,
285:Jesus does not just bring good news; he is the good news. ~ Timothy Keller,
286:Moments are so fleeting; I want to hold on to the good ones. ~ Alicia Keys,
287:Remember the goodness of God in the frost of adversity. ~ Charles Spurgeon,
288:The best -- or chasing it -- is the worst enemy of the good. ~ Tom Sedl ek,
289:The good face pain. But the great? They embrace it. ~ Lois McMaster Bujold,
290:The good leader serves others and leads others to maturity. ~ Eric Metaxas,
291:The good thing about me is I just don't shop high-end. ~ Russell Westbrook,
292:This is a struggle between good and evil and we're the good? ~ Howard Dean,
293:We go through the good, the bad and the ugly all together. ~ Emily Robison,
294:What's the good of being alive if you don't do anything? ~ Kirsten Hubbard,
295:When the good Lord put a burden on his heart, he listened. ~ Mary Connealy,
296:When were the good and the brave ever in a majority? ~ Henry David Thoreau,
297:All things good come to those for whom the Good is all things. ~ Guy Finley,
298:Every soul pursues the good and does whatever it does for its sake. ~ Plato,
299:I take the good with the bad. I can't love people in slices. ~ Sean Connery,
300:It’s the eternal struggle, Pudge. The Good versus the Naughty. ~ John Green,
301:Only the good die young, all the evil seem to live forever. ~ Chris Jericho,
302:The good life doesn't knock on the door.
Joy is a job. ~ Lionel Shriver,
303:The good thing about this game? There's always tomorrow. ~ Andrew McCutchen,
304:The only good thing about the good old days is they're gone. ~ Dick Gregory,
305:The rarest of the good qualities in human beings is courage ~ Dennis Prager,
306:The Way to Heaven has no favorites. It is always with the good man. ~ Laozi,
307:What's the good of living if you don't try a few things? ~ Charles M Schulz,
308:You can't appreciate the good times without the bad ones. ~ Beyonce Knowles,
309:You Make Your Mistakes To Learn How To Get To The Good Stuff ~ Quincy Jones,
310:Everyone looks for the good, therefore everyone looks for God. ~ Saint Basil,
311:God save us always,' I said 'from the innocent and the good. ~ Graham Greene,
312:Hal and Richard show all the good will of Cain and Abel. ~ Sharon Kay Penman,
313:I am unlimited in my own ability to create the good in my life. ~ Louise Hay,
314:If you are what you eat, then I only want to eat the good stuff. ~ Loic Remy,
315:It's easy to be a saint when all you've known is the good. ~ Donna Lynn Hope,
316:It's important to focus on the good in life and appreciate it. ~ Geneen Roth,
317:Just like osmosis, the goodness in you will always attract evil. ~ G P Ching,
318:Let's get this show on the road and move on to the good part. ~ Chloe Jacobs,
319:The good life is inspired by love and guided by knowledge ~ Bertrand Russell,
320:The power of evil men lives on the cowardice of the good. ~ Saint John Bosco,
321:We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do. ~ Mother Teresa,
322:What's the good of resisting temptation? There'll always be more. ~ Mae West,
323:Why do you have to risk the good things for the better things? ~ Nina LaCour,
324:Carpe Rectum. Seize the hot ass the good Lord has provided. ~ Valerie Z Lewis,
325:Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great. ~ John D Rockefeller,
326:Don't let the door hit you where the good Lord split you. ~ Mikhail Prokhorov,
327:Don't let the doorknob hit you where the good Lord split you. ~ Maeve Greyson,
328:Forget bad deeds, even the good we do are full of mistakes. ~ Nouman Ali Khan,
329:How you feel should be secondary to the good you can do. ~ Laura Schlessinger,
330:I always think that there is the good and the bad of it all. ~ Barry Levinson,
331:I'm not the sort to wallow in nostalgia about the good old days. ~ Kabir Bedi,
332:In chess there’s a saying: “Only the good players are lucky. ~ James Altucher,
333:In football, the good thing is things can change in a second. ~ Didier Drogba,
334:I want to give moral relativism the good spanking it deserves. ~ Peter Kreeft,
335:The good-byes you refuse to say must be the hardest of all. ~ Craig Lancaster,
336:The good thing about a jail show is nobody gets up and walks out. ~ Jeff Ross,
337:The power of the Good has taken refuge in the nature of the Beautiful ~ Plato,
338:When it comes to memories, the good and the bad never balance. ~ Jodi Picoult,
339:Dear Artificer, I’ve blown my quanta and gone to the Good Place! ~ Diane Duane,
340:God gives sleep to the bad, in order that the good may be undisturbed. ~ Saadi,
341:I didn't find my friends; the good Lord gave them to me. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
342:I'm a would-be rebel. The good girl who'd like to be a bad one. ~ Helen Mirren,
343:I realised all the good ideas were taken before I was even born. ~ Jeff Kinney,
344:It is his nature, not his standing, that makes the good man. ~ Publilius Syrus,
345:It’s the bad days that make the good ones so much better. ~ Brittainy C Cherry,
346:Philokalia (which literally means love of the good and beautiful), ~ Anonymous,
347:The abuse of something good does not diminish the good itself. ~ Matthew Kelly,
348:The good leader repeats the good news, keeps the worst to himself. ~ Sophocles,
349:The good thing about hugs: when you give one, you get one too. ~ Diana Rowland,
350:When you think of the good old days, think one word: dentistry. ~ P J O Rourke,
351:But that doesn't mean that the good parts get any less good. ~ Jessica Sorensen,
352:By letting go of the good, she’ll experience the great. ~ Genevieve Parker Hill,
353:Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil. ~ Baltasar Gracian,
354:Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil. ~ Baltasar Graci n,
355:God bless the good-natured, for they bless everybody else. ~ Henry Ward Beecher,
356:He who cannot endure the bad will not live to see the good. ~ Jennifer Donnelly,
357:I don’t know why the bad have to happen to the goodest ones, ~ Kathryn Stockett,
358:If we repay evil with good, then how do we repay the good? ~ Henryk Sienkiewicz,
359:I had the good fortune of having a happy, closely knit family. ~ Carlos Fuentes,
360:I'm very skeptical about the good intentions of Milosevic. ~ Warren Christopher,
361:Playing a bad guy is always more fun than playing the good guy. ~ Margot Robbie,
362:The good God would not inspire unattainable desires. ~ Saint Therese of Lisieux,
363:The goodness of the mother is written in the gaiety of the child. ~ Victor Hugo,
364:the goodness of the mother is written in the gayety of the child; ~ Victor Hugo,
365:the goodness of the mother is written on the gaiety of the child. ~ Victor Hugo,
366:This infidelity thing is too easy. It is the good and the bad. ~ Katherine Owen,
367:This is true faith, a living confidence in the goodness of God. ~ Martin Luther,
368:A master sees the bad in the good, and the good in the bad. ~ Hazrat Inayat Khan,
369:Give bad news swiftly, and spread out the good news. Machiavelli. ~ Louise Penny,
370:God or the Good, what is it but the existence of that which yet is not? ~ Hermes,
371:I read 'The Good Soldier' by Ford Madox Ford again every so often. ~ Ned Beauman,
372:I've always depended very heavily on the good opinion of others. ~ Joseph Heller,
373:I want a man who had the good sense to marry Michelle Obama. ~ William J Clinton,
374:I want you. All of you. The good, the bad, and the ugly. I love you. ~ B N Toler,
375:Just remember all the good lies have an element of truth to them. ~ John J Davis,
376:Just see how idiotic one can be! One reckons without the good God. ~ Victor Hugo,
377:Learn to say 'no' to the good so you can say 'yes' to the best. ~ John C Maxwell,
378:Let you look sometimes for the goodness in me, and judge me not. ~ Arthur Miller,
379:Pray: O Lord, make my eyes see only the good in everyone. ~ Mata Amritanandamayi,
380:Providence ever turns bad to the good, if you have eyes to see it. ~ D M Cornish,
381:So the good has been well explained as that at which all things aim. ~ Aristotle,
382:Stop talking about what the good man is like, and just be one. ~ Marcus Aurelius,
383:The good old days, when each idea had an owner, are gone forever. ~ Paulo Coelho,
384:The good point is when you combine excitement and calm together. ~ Lyoto Machida,
385:The good thing is, we have household formation in this country. ~ Warren Buffett,
386:The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway. ~ Mother Teresa,
387:Truth cannot be partial; it is for the good of all. Finally, ~ Swami Vivekananda,
388:Add in the good stuff - eventually it will crowd out the bad stuff. ~ David Wolfe,
389:Death and love are the two wings that bear the good man to heaven. ~ Michelangelo,
390:I am an optimist and I always think the good will come out ~ Roger Meddows Taylor,
391:Increase your joy by doing the good you wish to have done to you. ~ Daisaku Ikeda,
392:Le mieux est l'ennemi du bien. (The perfect is the enemy of the good.) ~ Voltaire,
393:Men in general desire the good and not merely what their fathers had. ~ Aristotle,
394:Pride is said to be the last vice the good man gets clear of. ~ Benjamin Franklin,
395:Repeat the good. And the bad. Do it all...and pile on the years. ~ Natsuki Takaya,
396:The enlightened ruler is heedful, and the good general full of caution. ~ Sun Tzu,
397:The good fight is the one that’s fought in the name of our dreams. ~ Paulo Coelho,
398:The Good Fight is the one that we fight in the name of our dreams. ~ Paulo Coelho,
399:The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge. ~ Bertrand Russell,
400:The Good Lord made all the integers; the rest is man's doing. ~ Leopold Kronecker,
401:The good thing about it, is that there will be plenty of make-up sex. ~ Lia Davis,
402:There it was again, the good and bad all rolled into a meatball. ~ Pam Mu oz Ryan,
403:Tranquility is nothing else than the good ordering of the mind. ~ Marcus Aurelius,
404:We're all alive. We're all health. These are the good times. ~ Susan Beth Pfeffer,
405:Wonder is the beginning of the desire to know the beautiful and the good. ~ Plato,
406:You get to me all of the time. Always have. In all the good ways. ~ Helen Boswell,
407:As an actor, I go where the good writing is. That's the bottom line. ~ Glenn Close,
408:as the Good Book says. I'm a laying up sin and suffering for us both, ~ Mark Twain,
409:Everyone suffers, even the good Lord suffered when he was on Earth. ~ Wilson Rawls,
410:In every man’s life there comes a time when the good Lord tests him, ~ James Comey,
411:Jesus is the culmination of the greatness and the goodness of God. ~ Matt Chandler,
412:No one in his right mind, the good Lord knows, would have children! ~ Ray Bradbury,
413:One has got all the goodness, and the other all the appearance of it ~ Jane Austen,
414:righteousness is not a shield. The good die more quickly than the bad. ~ Glen Cook,
415:Self-actualized people are independent of the good opinion of others. ~ Wayne Dyer,
416:Tell people the good news from a heart of love and a life of service. ~ John Piper,
417:The art of the good art is to reach the beyond of the beyond! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
418:The good governor should have a broken leg and keep at home. ~ Miguel de Cervantes,
419:The good life is not about avoiding fear. Just the opposite. ~ Frances Moore Lappe,
420:Therefore, the good of man must be the end of the science of politics. ~ Aristotle,
421:The trust of a people comes from the goodness of their leaders. ~ Melina Marchetta,
422:tranquillity is nothing else than the good ordering of the mind. ~ Marcus Aurelius,
423:We don't need the Good Life. The Pretty Good Life would be just fine. ~ Charles Yu,
424:We're all alive. We're all healthy. These are the good times. ~ Susan Beth Pfeffer,
425:Whatever happens to you, embrace it, the good and the bad equally. ~ Kate Atkinson,
426:What is the good of religion without personal spiritual direction? ~ Thomas Merton,
427:Why settle for the ‘get by’ when in the long run the good costs less? ~ Zig Ziglar,
428:Emma was all the good in him, he thought, all that burned bright. ~ Cassandra Clare,
429:Harshness is for the good of a boy, soft-heartedness will ruin him. ~ Ihara Saikaku,
430:I am open and receptive to all the good and abundance in the Universe. ~ Louise Hay,
431:If there were angels, would they be the good guys or the bad?” Lindsay ~ Sylvia Day,
432:I’m not going anywhere. The good, the bad, and the ugly . . . remember? ~ B N Toler,
433:It is through good education that all the good in the world arises. ~ Immanuel Kant,
434:It's hard to make strangers care about the good things in your life. ~ Stephen King,
435:One has got all the goodness, and the other all the appearance of it. ~ Jane Austen,
436:Seeking the good is not primarily about rules and commandments. ~ Timothy Radcliffe,
437:The good news is, we're not bankrupt. The bad news is, we're close. ~ Richard Codey,
438:The good thing about being explosive is that no one can beat you. ~ Neal Shusterman,
439:The key to success in life is using the good thoughts of wise people. ~ Leo Tolstoy,
440:These things take time. If it's rushed then where's the good in goodbye? ~ P B Kerr,
441:The ultimate test ... to see the good in evil and the evil in good. ~ Frank Herbert,
442:They can't get their head around 'the better is the enemy of the good. ~ John Ringo,
443:Tomorrow is nothing, today is too late; the good lived yesterday. ~ Marcus Aurelius,
444:To stop talking about what the good man is like, and just be one. ~ Marcus Aurelius,
445:You have to understand the good in things, to detect the real evil. ~ J R R Tolkien,
446:All the good things a man can do for a woman is against her religion ~ M F Moonzajer,
447:All the good you've ever done does not make it permissible to sin now. ~ Johnny Hunt,
448:An idle reason lessens the weight of the good ones you gave before. ~ Jonathan Swift,
449:Contemplate the good things in your life and be grateful for them. ~ Rebecca Pidgeon,
450:"Do the good that's in front of you, even if it feels very small." ~ Sharon Salzberg,
451:Faith is trusting in the good. Fear is putting your trust in the bad. ~ Rhonda Byrne,
452:Here's to the good Nuns for telling me what books NOT to read! ~ Robert Anton Wilson,
453:Here's to the good nuns for telling me what books NOT to read! ~ Robert Anton Wilson,
454:He who wished to secure the good of others, has already secured his own. ~ Confucius,
455:He who wishes to secure the good of others, has already secured his own. ~ Confucius,
456:I am the result of the good choices I've made and the bad choices. ~ Madonna Ciccone,
457:I choose to open my arms to all the good that life has in store for me. ~ Louise Hay,
458:I desire the good-will of all, whether hitherto my friends or not. ~ Ulysses S Grant,
459:I think everyone wants for their kids the good things that they had. ~ Kirsten Dunst,
460:I think the nature of faith is love an love of the goodness in man. ~ Tobsha Learner,
461:It's the good minds that find difficulty in committing themselves ~ James A Michener,
462:It takes writing a billion bad words before you get to the good ones. ~ Ray Bradbury,
463:Our doubts are traitors, And make us lose the good we oft might win ~ Samuel Johnson,
464:Plot is the good writer's last resort and the dullard's first choice. ~ Stephen King,
465:Power always protects the good of some at the expense of all others. ~ Thomas Merton,
466:Take me. Take all of me. The good and the bad. Everything. Take it all. ~ Sylvia Day,
467:Taking away the good is even more lethal than pointing out the bad. ~ Gloria Steinem,
468:The Christian publishing world has embraced the safe over the good ~ J Mark Bertrand,
469:The good thing about the IMF is there is no European politics involved. ~ Mark Rutte,
470:The reward of the good man is to be allowed to worship in truth. ~ S ren Kierkegaard,
471:When we are accomplishing the good, the greatest opposition comes. ~ Joseph Smith Jr,
472:You don’t fall in love with just the good parts, and I know that now. ~ Amy Spalding,
473:And what about all the good I have in my heart - does it mean anything? ~ Saul Bellow,
474:A poet is one who can call forth the good latent in the human beast. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
475:I am open and receptive to all the good and abundance in the Universe. ~ Louise L Hay,
476:Judgements prevent us from seeing the good that lies beyond appearances. ~ Wayne Dyer,
477:No one ever talks about the good in me; they just say that I'm spoiled. ~ Petra Stunt,
478:once you become rich you find out all the good things in life are free. ~ Amy Schumer,
479:Really a bad guy is more interesting, dramatically, than the good guy. ~ Kirk Douglas,
480:Suspicion is a Virtue, if in the interests of the good of the people. ~ Patrick Henry,
481:The bad end unhappily, the good unluckily. That is what tragedy means. ~ Tom Stoppard,
482:The fate of the world depends on the triumph of the good people! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
483:The good of other times let people state; I think it lucky I was born so late. ~ Ovid,
484:The good thing about breaking up is that you have nothing else to lose. ~ Sammy Hagar,
485:The good thing is I picked a profession that I'm passionate about. ~ Ainsley Earhardt,
486:The great government lie is that it exists for the good of its victims. ~ Adam Kokesh,
487:This is what the good guys do. They keep trying. They don't give up ~ Cormac McCarthy,
488:This is why people need God—because people are awful, even the good ones ~ Amy Gentry,
489:Truth is an homage that the good man pays to his own dignity. ~ Jean Jacques Rousseau,
490:We always take credit for the good and attribute the bad to fortune. ~ Charles Kuralt,
491:what is the good of a man being honest in his worship of dishonesty? ~ G K Chesterton,
492:When you finally learn how to do it, you're too old for the good parts. ~ Ruth Gordon,
493:Beautiful is greater than Good, for it includes the Good. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,
494:Everyone can be sick in their soul and still think they’re the good guys. ~ Alex White,
495:I close my eyes, think positive thoughts, and breathe goodness in and out ~ Louise Hay,
496:If you know exactly what you're going to do, what's the good in doing ~ Pablo Picasso,
497:I'm a positive person, and I try to look at the good side of everything. ~ Leona Lewis,
498:[Marriage] made the hard moments easier and the good moments better. ~ Jeannette Walls,
499:negativity instinct: our tendency to notice the bad more than the good. ~ Hans Rosling,
500:Speak ill of no man, but speak all the good you know of everybody. ~ Benjamin Franklin,

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   17 Philosophy
   14 Yoga
   12 Christianity
   7 Occultism
   7 Integral Yoga
   5 Hinduism
   4 Kabbalah
   1 Buddhism


   22 Sri Aurobindo
   13 Aldous Huxley
   12 The Mother
   12 Saint Teresa of Avila
   10 Swami Vivekananda
   10 Saint Augustine of Hippo
   9 Sri Ramakrishna
   7 Aleister Crowley
   6 Satprem
   5 Thubten Chodron
   5 Carl Jung
   4 Swami Krishnananda
   4 Friedrich Nietzsche
   3 Sri Ramana Maharshi
   2 Patanjali
   2 Nolini Kanta Gupta


   13 The Perennial Philosophy
   12 The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna
   12 Essays On The Gita
   11 The Way of Perfection
   11 The Synthesis Of Yoga
   11 The Life Divine
   11 The Divine Comedy
   10 Words Of Long Ago
   10 The Confessions of Saint Augustine
   9 The Mothers Agenda
   7 Talks
   6 The Secret Doctrine
   6 The Bible
   6 Sri Aurobindo or the Adventure of Consciousness
   6 Knowledge of the Higher Worlds
   5 Raja-Yoga
   5 Magick Without Tears
   5 Isha Upanishad
   5 How to Free Your Mind - Tara the Liberator
   5 Aion
   4 The Study and Practice of Yoga
   4 The Secret Of The Veda
   4 Savitri
   4 Liber ABA
   4 Kena and Other Upanishads
   4 Hymns to the Mystic Fire
   4 Collected Poems
   3 Walden
   3 Twilight of the Idols
   3 Theosophy
   3 The Interior Castle or The Mansions
   3 The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
   3 On Education
   3 Letters On Yoga III
   3 General Principles of Kabbalah
   3 Essays In Philosophy And Yoga
   3 Essays Divine And Human
   3 Bhakti-Yoga
   2 Words Of The Mother II
   2 The Lotus Sutra
   2 The Hero with a Thousand Faces
   2 Talks With Sri Aurobindo
   2 Patanjali Yoga Sutras
   2 Agenda Vol 1


0.06_-_1956, #Agenda Vol 1, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  That which you would not do for yourself personally, would you not do it for the divine cause?
  Go to Brazil, to this 'good' rich man, make him understand the importance of our work, the extent to which his fortune would be used to the utmost for the Good of all and for the earth's salvation were he to put it, even partially, at the disposal of our action. Win this victory over the power of money, and by so doing you will be freed from all your personal difficulties. Then you can return here with no apprehension, and you will be ready for the transformation.
  

0.07_-_1957, #Agenda Vol 1, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  
  7) But even in the event you have not made the irrevocable decision at the outset, should you have the Good fortune to live during one of these unimaginable hours of universal history when the
  Grace is present, embodied upon earth, It will offer you, at certain exceptional moments, the renewed possibility of making a final choice that will lead you straight to the goal.

01.04_-_The_Secret_Knowledge, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Above joy and sorrow is that grandeur's walk:
  They have no portion in the Good that dies,
  Mute, pure, they share not in the evil done;

02.07_-_The_Descent_into_Night, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
    Or only it repeated lessons taught,
    While mitred, holding the Good shepherd's staff,
    Falsehood enthroned on awed and prostrate hearts

07.04_-_The_Triple_Soul-Forces, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  
  He is the Good for which men fight and die,
  He is the war of Right with Titan wrong;

10.04_-_The_Dream_Twilight_of_the_Earthly_Real, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Almighty beyond good and evil to dwell
  Leaving the Good to their fate in a wicked world
  And evil to reign in this enormous scene.

1.00_-_Gospel, #The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, #Sri Ramakrishna, #Hinduism
  
  "O Mother," he would constantly pray, "I have taken refuge in Thee. Teach me what to do and what to say. Thy will is paramount everywhere and is for the Good of Thy children. Merge my will in Thy will and make me Thy instrument."
  
  --
  
  He remains unmoved whether he - that is to say, his body - is worshipped by the Good or tormented by the wicked; for he realizes that it is the one Brahman that manifests Itself through everything. The impact of such an experience devastates the body and mind. Consciousness becomes blasted, as it were, with an excess of Light. In the Vednta books it is said that after the experience of nirvikalpa Samdhi the body drops off like a dry leaf. Only those who are born with a special mission for the world can return from this height to the valleys of normal life. They live and move in the world for the welfare of mankind. They are invested with a supreme spiritual power. A divine glory shines through them.
  
  --
  
  His body would not have survived but for the kindly attention of a monk who happened to be at Dakshinewar at that time and who somehow realized that for the Good of humanity Sri Ramakrishna's body must be preserved. He tried various means, even physical violence, to recall the fleeing soul to the prison-house of the body, and during the resultant fleeting moments of consciousness he would push a few morsels of food down Sri Ramakrishna's throat. Presently Sri Ramakrishna received the command of the Divine Mother to remain on the threshold of relative consciousness. Soon thereafter he was afflicted with a serious attack of dysentery. Day and night the pain tortured him, and his mind gradually came down to the physical plane.
  

1.00_-_INTRODUCTION, #Sri Aurobindo or the Adventure of Consciousness, #Satprem, #Integral Yoga
  most probably, we will remain silent. Indeed, we do not want to deceive ourselves with words; we want to start from what we have,
  right where we are, with our cloddy shoes and the little ray of sunshine on the Good days; such is our simplehearted faith. We see that the world around us is not so great, and we aspire for it to change,
  but we have become wary of universal panaceas, of movements,

1.00_-_Preliminary_Remarks, #Liber ABA, #Aleister Crowley, #Philosophy
  
  In fact, there are three main classes of stroke; the bad stroke, which we associate, and rightly, with wandering attention; the Good stroke which we associate, and rightly, with fixed attention; and the perfect stroke, which we do not understand, but which is really caused by the habit of fixity of attention having become independent of the will, and thus enabled to act freely of its own accord.
  

1.010_-_Self-Control_-_The_Alpha_and_Omega_of_Yoga, #The Study and Practice of Yoga, #Swami Krishnananda, #Yoga
  
  It is dangerous to miss practice even for one day. Why is it so? It is dangerous because the senses will revolt, and once they revolt we cannot control them. They will gain the upper hand and we will be finished, and all the Good that we have done for months and years will be in dust. We are warned that carelessness is equal to death. It is better to die than be careless in this practice. It is like touching dynamite. One has to be cautious. So why is self-control necessary? It is necessary because that is the return of the mind and consciousness to its own healthy condition of higher expansiveness. It is also necessary that we should not miss the practice. If we miss it for a period in the middle, the controlled senses gain the opportunity to revolt and exert a pressure with such vehemence that our whole personality will be driven by a blast of wind in a direction which is contrary to what is expected.
  

1.01_-_Economy, #Walden, and On The Duty Of Civil Disobedience, #Henry David Thoreau, #Philosophy
  
  For more than five years I maintained myself thus solely by the labor of my hands, and I found, that by working about six weeks in a year, I could meet all the expenses of living. The whole of my winters, as well as most of my summers, I had free and clear for study. I have thoroughly tried school-keeping, and found that my expenses were in proportion, or rather out of proportion, to my income, for I was obliged to dress and train, not to say think and believe, accordingly, and I lost my time into the bargain. As I did not teach for the Good of my fellow-men, but simply for a livelihood, this was a failure. I have tried trade; but I found that it would take ten years to get under way in that, and that then I should probably be on my way to the devil. I was actually afraid that I might by that time be doing what is called a good business. When formerly I was looking about to see what I could do for a living, some sad experience in conforming to the wishes of friends being fresh in my mind to tax my ingenuity, I thought often and seriously of picking huckleberries; that surely I could do, and its small profits might suffice,for my greatest skill has been to want but little,so little capital it required, so little distraction from my wonted moods, I foolishly thought. While my acquaintances went unhesitatingly into trade or the professions, I contemplated this occupation as most like theirs; ranging the hills all summer to pick the berries which came in my way, and thereafter carelessly dispose of them; so, to keep the flocks of Admetus. I also dreamed that I might gather the wild herbs, or carry evergreens to such villagers as loved to be reminded of the woods, even to the city, by hay-cart loads. But I have since learned that trade curses everything it handles; and though you trade in messages from heaven, the whole curse of trade attaches to the business.
  
  --
  
  But all this is very selfish, I have heard some of my townsmen say. I confess that I have hitherto indulged very little in philanthropic enterprises. I have made some sacrifices to a sense of duty, and among others have sacrificed this pleasure also. There are those who have used all their arts to persuade me to undertake the support of some poor family in the town; and if I had nothing to do,for the devil finds employment for the idle,I might try my hand at some such pastime as that. However, when I have thought to indulge myself in this respect, and lay their Heaven under an obligation by maintaining certain poor persons in all respects as comfortably as I maintain myself, and have even ventured so far as to make them the offer, they have one and all unhesitatingly preferred to remain poor. While my townsmen and women are devoted in so many ways to the Good of their fellows, I trust that one at least may be spared to other and less humane pursuits. You must have a genius for charity as well as for any thing else. As for Doing-good, that is one of the professions which are full. Moreover, I have tried it fairly, and, strange as it may seem, am satisfied that it does not agree with my constitution. Probably I should not consciously and deliberately forsake my particular calling to do the Good which society demands of me, to save the universe from annihilation; and I believe that a like but infinitely greater steadfastness elsewhere is all that now preserves it. But I would not stand between any man and his genius; and to him who does this work, which I decline, with his whole heart and soul and life, I would say,
  Persevere, even if the world call it doing evil, as it is most likely they will.

1.01_-_How_is_Knowledge_Of_The_Higher_Worlds_Attained?, #Knowledge of the Higher Worlds, #Rudolf Steiner, #Theosophy
   p. 10
   and further into the background, so that they can only be conveyed to man through his every-day life in a very small degree. Whoever seeks higher knowledge must create it for himself. He must instill it into his soul. It cannot be done by study; it can only be done through life. Whoever, therefore, wishes to become a student of higher knowledge must assiduously cultivate this inner life of devotion. Everywhere in his environment and his experiences he must seek motives of admiration and homage. If I meet a man and blame him for his shortcomings, I rob myself of power to attain higher knowledge; but if I try to enter lovingly into his merits, I gather such power. The student must continually be intent upon following this advice. The spiritually experienced know how much they owe to the circumstance that in face of all things they ever again turn to the Good, and withhold adverse judgment. But this must not remain an external rule of life; rather it must take possession of our innermost soul. Man has it in his power to perfect himself and, in time, completely to transform himself. But this transformation must take place in his innermost self, in his thought-life.
  

1.01_-_Introduction, #The Lotus Sutra, #Anonymous, #Various
  Of the six transmigratory states of existence,
  And the Good and bad deeds,
  Through which they have received

1.01_-_Isha_Upanishad, #Isha Upanishad, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  
  18. O god Agni, knowing all things that are manifested, lead us by the Good path to the felicity; remove from us the devious attraction of sin.13 To thee completest speech of submission we would dispose.14
  
  --
  
  13 Sin, in the conception of the Veda, from which this verse is taken bodily, is that which excites and hurries the faculties into deviation from the Good path. There is a straight road or road of naturally increasing light and truth, r.juh. panthah., r.tasya panthah., leading over infinite levels and towards infinite vistas, vtani pr.s.t.hani, by which the law of our nature should normally take us towards our fulfilment. Sin compels it instead to travel with stumblings amid uneven and limited tracts and along crooked windings
  (duritani, vr.jinani).

1.01_-_SAMADHI_PADA, #Patanjali Yoga Sutras, #Swami Vivekananda, #Hinduism
  constant controlling power will stop the previous bad
  tendencies and, eventually, the Good ones also. Those good
  and evil tendencies will suppress each other, and there will
  --
  out. In the same way we are told that good company will call
  out the Good impressions that are in us, but which have
  become latent. There is nothing holier in this world than to
  keep good company, because the Good impressions will have
  this same tendency to come to the surface.

1.01_-_The_Dark_Forest._The_Hill_of_Difficulty._The_Panther,_the_Lion,_and_the_Wolf._Virgil., #The Divine Comedy, #Dante Alighieri, #Christianity
  So bitter is it, death is little more;
  But of the Good to treat, which there I found,
  Speak will I of the other things I saw there.
  --
  'Sub Julio' was I born, though it was late,
  And lived at Rome under the Good Augustus,
  During the time of false and lying gods.

1.01_-_The_First_Steps, #Raja-Yoga, #Swami Vivkenanda, #unset
  
  There was once a minister to a great king. He fell into disgrace. The king, as a punishment, ordered him to be shut up in the top of a very high tower. This was done, and the minister was left there to perish. He had a faithful wife, however, who came to the tower at night and called to her husband at the top to know what she could do to help him. He told her to return to the tower the following night and bring with her a long rope, some stout twine, pack thread, silken thread, a beetle, and a little honey. Wondering much, the Good wife obeyed her husband, and brought him the desired articles. The husband directed her to attach the silken thread firmly to the beetle, then to smear its horns with a drop of honey, and to set it free on the wall of the tower, with its head pointing upwards. She obeyed all these instructions, and the beetle started on its long journey. Smelling the honey ahead it slowly crept onwards, in the hope of reaching the honey, until at last it reached the top of the tower, when the minister grasped the beetle, and got possession of the silken thread. He told his wife to tie the other end to the pack thread, and after he had drawn up the pack thread, he repeated the process with the stout twine, and lastly with the rope. Then the rest was easy. The minister descended from the tower by means of the rope, and made his escape. In this body of ours the breath motion is the "silken thread"; by laying hold of and learning to control it we grasp the pack thread of the nerve currents, and from these the stout twine of our thoughts, and lastly the rope of Prana, controlling which we reach freedom.
  

1.01_-_The_Lord_of_hosts, #Sefer Yetzirah The Book of Creation In Theory and Practice, #Anonymous, #Various
  
  God has also set the one over against the other; the Good against the evil, and the evil against the Good; the Good proceeds from the Good, and the evil from the evil; the Good purifies the bad, and the bad the Good; the Good is preserved for the Good, and the evil for the bad ones.
  

1.01_-_The_Path_of_Later_On, #Words Of Long Ago, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  
  The wild grasses around him whisper in his ear, "Later." Later, yes, later. Ah, how pleasant it is to breathe the scented breeze, while the sun warms the air with its fiery rays. Later, later. And the traveller walks on; the path widens. Voices are heard from afar, "Where are you going? Poor fool, don't you see that you are heading for your ruin? You are young; come, come to us, to the beautiful, the Good, the true; do not be misled by indolence and weakness; do not fall asleep in the present; come to the future." "Later, later," the traveller answers these unwelcome voices. The flowers smile at him and echo, "Later." The path becomes wider and wider. The sun has reached its zenith; it is a glorious day. The path becomes a road.
  

1.01_-_The_Science_of_Living, #On Education, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  as one deals with a rebellious child, with patience and perseverance, showing it the truth and light, endeavouring
  to convince it and awaken in it the Goodwill which has been veiled for a time. By means of such patient intervention
  each crisis can be turned into a new progress, into one more step towards the goal. Progress may be slow, relapses

1.01_-_To_Watanabe_Sukefusa, #Beating the Cloth Drum Letters of Zen Master Hakuin, #Hakuin Ekaku, #Zen
  After stating that unfilial behavior invariably arises from an addiction to wine and women, presumably the vices his friend had succumbed to, Hakuin goes on to say:
  Obsession with these seductions is a serious disease, and it is one that neither the wise nor the foolish can escape. A wise person blinded by delusion is like a tiger that falls into a well and yet has sufficient strength to claw its way out without losing its skin. When a foolish man is similarly blinded, he is like a tired, skinny old fox that falls in but perishes miserably at the bottom of the well because he lacks the strength to clamber out. Even a person who is just tolerably clever will, once he has fallen victim to these seductions and begins behaving in an unfilial manner, heed the warnings of his elders and the advice of the Good and virtuous, immediately change his ways and become a kind and considerate son to his parents. Receiving heaven's favor and the gods' hidden assistance, he will be blessed with great happiness and long life. When he dies, he will leave a sterling reputation for wisdom and goodness behind him.
  

1.01_-_Who_is_Tara, #How to Free Your Mind - Tara the Liberator, #Thubten Chodron, #unset
  personality, and for this reason, we train our minds to see her as an emanation
  of all the Good qualities that we admire and want to cultivate. This gives us a
  different feeling.

1.02.3.3_-_Birth_and_Non-Birth, #Isha Upanishad, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  
  the Good OF THE EXTREMES
  On the other hand each of these tendencies, pursued with a certain relativeness to the other, has its own fruit and its own good.

1.02.4.2_-_Action_and_the_Divine_Will, #Isha Upanishad, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  done remember.
  18. O god Agni, knowing all things that are manifested, lead us by the Good path to
  the felicity; remove from us the devious attraction of sin. To thee completest speech of
  --
  the evil dream of egoism, sin and suffering and transforms Life
  into the Immortality, the Good, the beatitude. The Vedic gods
  are a parable of human life emerging, mounting, lifting itself

1.025_-_Sadhana_-_Intensifying_a_Lighted_Flame, #The Study and Practice of Yoga, #Swami Krishnananda, #Yoga
  
  The meritorious deeds that we performed in previous lives, the Good karmas of our past produce a force called 'apurva' in Mimamsa parlance. the Good karmas of the past are present in the mind even now as a kind of prarabdha, and when the prarabdha is of a sattvic nature, it permits the rise of a novel type of asking by the soul, which is called spiritual aspiration. It is this peculiar context - which is inscrutable, of course, to anyone's mind which brings a person in contact with a Guru. How we come in contact with a Guru cannot be understood. It is worked up by mysterious forces from within that are associated with the Good deeds of our past lives, etc., and which permit good actions in this present birth. Such forces make it possible for us to think divine thoughts and to take the initial step in the practice of yoga. It is this initial step, as mentioned, which is capable of generating a peculiar potency, enough to carry us forward to the next step. Like the chain reaction of an atomic bomb burst, every step is automatically an urge towards another step.
  
  The more we practise sadhana, the stronger we become and the greater is our capacity to understand, to enlarge our perspective of thinking and to contact reality in deeper profundity. Many factors operate in spiritual practice. the Good deeds that we did in the past is one factor. The other factors are the associations that we have established in society with wise people in this present birth, the practical experience that we gain by living in this world, the initiation that we receive from the Guru, and the wisdom that we acquire from the Guru. Finally, the most mysterious, of course, is the grace of God Himself, which is perennially operating, perpetually working, and infinitely and most abundantly contributing to the onward march of the soul towards its goal.
  

1.028_-_Bringing_About_Whole-Souled_Dedication, #The Study and Practice of Yoga, #Swami Krishnananda, #Yoga
  
  Similarly, the minds of 99.9% of the people in the world are made in such a way that while it looks as if there is a good and pious intention on one side, there is also a stultifying effect immediately following from it, due to a lack of understanding. While we are doing some good things, we are also doing correspondingly counteracting actions every day, so that the Good things do not bring any result. We then complain, "I am doing so much good, but nothing comes of it." How can anything come? We are pulling up the plant every day to see the depth of the root.
  

1.02_-_Meditating_on_Tara, #How to Free Your Mind - Tara the Liberator, #Thubten Chodron, #unset
  the world is not only practical, but advantageous. Each religion is designed to
  help its followers cultivate ethical discipline and a kind heart. Therefore, anyone who sincerely practices the Good teachings of their tradition will benet
  and will contribute to well-being in the world. Since different explanations,
  --
  honest with ourselves. Revealing our errors cultivates honesty and humility.
  The fourth, rejoicing in our own and others virtues, cuts jealousy and develops delight in the Goodness and attainments of others. The fth and sixth
  limbs, requesting the Buddhas and our spiritual mentors to remain in our

1.02_-_Skillful_Means, #The Lotus Sutra, #Anonymous, #Various
  Their wishes and capacities,
  And the Good and bad karma
  Of their previous lives,

1.02_-_The_Doctrine_of_the_Mystics, #Hymns to the Mystic Fire, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  
  THE IMAGE of this sacrifice is sometimes that of a journey or voyage; for it travels, it ascends; it has a goal - the vastness, the true existence, the light, the felicity - and it is called upon to discover and keep to the Good, the straight and the happy path to the goal, the arduous yet joyful road of the Truth. It has to climb, led by the flaming strength of the divine will, from plateau to plateau as of a mountain, it has to cross as in a ship the waters of existence, traverse its rivers, overcome their deep pits and rapid currents; its aim is to arrive at the far-off ocean of light and infinity.
  

1.02_-_THE_NATURE_OF_THE_GROUND, #The Perennial Philosophy, #Aldous Huxley, #Philosophy
  
  The bodies of human beings are affected by the Good or bad states of their minds. Analogously, the existence at the heart of things of a divine serenity and good will may be regarded as one of the reasons why the worlds sickness, though chronic, has not proved fatal. And if, in the psychic universe, there should be other and more than human consciousnesses obsessed by thoughts of evil and egotism and rebellion, this would account, perhaps, for some of the quite extravagant and improbable wickedness of human behaviour.
  

1.02_-_The_Stages_of_Initiation, #Knowledge of the Higher Worlds, #Rudolf Steiner, #Theosophy
   p. 85
   candidate for initiation is only that the latter acts consciously and with full insight into the entire situation. He acquires by training the gifts bestowed on others by higher powers for the Good of humanity. We can sincerely revere these favored of God; but we should not for this reason regard the work of esoteric training as superfluous.
  

1.02_-_Where_I_Lived,_and_What_I_Lived_For, #Walden, and On The Duty Of Civil Disobedience, #Henry David Thoreau, #Philosophy
  All that I could say, then, with respect to farming on a large scale,
  (I have always cultivated a garden,) was, that I had had my seeds ready. Many think that seeds improve with age. I have no doubt that time discriminates between the Good and the bad; and when at last I shall plant, I shall be less likely to be disappointed. But I would say to my fellows, once for all, As long as possible live free and uncommitted. It makes but little difference whether you are committed to a farm or the county jail.
  

1.038_-_Impediments_in_Concentration_and_Meditation, #The Study and Practice of Yoga, #Swami Krishnananda, #Yoga
  
  Duhkha and daurmanasya sorrow and depression in the mind can be due to a memory in the mind of having lost everything pleasurable in life. This memory can come after years and years of practice. The memory need not come immediately. After fifteen, twenty years of meditation we may remember, "After all, I have lost all the Goods of life. I am a miserable person." This condition can supervene due to the memory of having lost the centres of satisfaction in life. Or there can be a writhing of spirit from within due to the pressure of Reality itself, though our meditation has been correct and in the right direction, and this requires that the external centres of pleasure be isolated from the spiritual ideal that is before it, because the centres of pleasure, whatever they be, are ultimately irreconcilable with the ideal of meditation.
  

1.03_-_Bloodstream_Sermon, #The Zen Teaching of Bodhidharma, #Bodhidharma, #Buddhism
  Unless you see your nature, you shouldn't go around criticizing
  the Goodness of others. There's no advantage in deceiving yourself.
  Good and bad are distinct. Cause and effect are clear. Heaven and

1.03_-_PERSONALITY,_SANCTITY,_DIVINE_INCARNATION, #The Perennial Philosophy, #Aldous Huxley, #Philosophy
  
  The will is free and we are at liberty to identify our being either exclusively with our selfness and its interests, regarded as independent of indwelling Spirit and transcendent Godhead (in which case we shall be passively damned or actively fiendish), or exclusively with the divine within us and without (in which case we shall be saints), or finally with self at one moment or in one context and with spiritual not-self at other moments and in other contexts (in which case we shall be average citizens, too theocentric to be wholly lost, and too egocentric to achieve enlightenment and a total deliverance). Since human craving can never be satisfied except by the unitive knowledge of God and since the mind-body is capable of an enormous variety of experiences, we are free to identify ourselves with an almost infinite number of possible objectswith the pleasures of gluttony, for example, or intemperance, or sensuality; with money, power or fame; with our family, regarded as a possession or actually an extension and projection of our own selfness; with our goods and chattels, our hobbies, our collections; with our artistic or scientific talents; with some favourite branch of knowledge, some fascinating special subject; with our professions, our political parties, our churches; with our pains and illnesses; with our memories of success or misfortune, our hopes, fears and schemes for the future; and finally with the eternal Reality within which and by which all the rest has its being. And we are free, of course, to identify ourselves with more than one of these things simultaneously or in succession. Hence the quite astonishingly improbable combination of traits making up a complex personality. Thus a man can be at once the craftiest of politicians and the dupe of his own verbiage, can have a passion for brandy and money, and an equal passion for the poetry of George Meredith and under-age girls and his mother, for horse-racing and detective stories and the Good of his countrythe whole accompanied by a sneaking fear of hell-fire, a hatred of Spinoza and an unblemished record for Sunday church-going. A person born with one kind of psycho-physical constitution will be tempted to identify himself with one set of interests and passions, while a person with another kind of temperament will be tempted to make very different identifications. But these temptations (though extremely powerful, if the constitutional bias is strongly marked) do not have to be succumbed to; people can and do resist them, can and do refuse to identify themselves with what it would be all too easy and natural for them to be; can and do become better and quite other than their own selves. In this context the following brief article on How Men Behave in Crisis (published in a recent issue of Harpers Magazine) is highly significant. A young psychiatrist, who went as a medical observer on five combat missions of the Eighth Air Force in England says that in times of great stress and danger men are likely to react quite uniformly, even though under normal circumstances, they differ widely in personality. He went on one mission, during which the B-17 plane and crew were so severely damaged that survival seemed impossible. He had already studied the on the ground personalities of the crew and had found that they represented a great diversity of human types. Of their behaviour in crisis he reported:
  
  --
  
  Sometimes crisis alone, without any preparatory training, is sufficient to make a man forget to be his customary self and become, for the time being, something quite different. Thus the most unlikely people will, under the influence of disaster, temporarily turn into heroes, martyrs, selfless labourers for the Good of their fellows. Very often, too, the proximity of death produces similar results. For example, Samuel Johnson behaved in one way during almost the whole of his life and in quite another way during his last illness. The fascinatingly complex personality, in which six generations of Boswellians have taken so much delightthe learned boor and glutton, the kindhearted bully, the superstitious intellectual, the convinced Christian who was a fetishist, the courageous man who was terrified of deathbecame, while he was actually dying, simple, single, serene and God-centred.
  

1.03_-_Supernatural_Aid, #The Hero with a Thousand Faces, #Joseph Campbell, #Mythology
  as they lie asleep side by side; so shall it appear to us which be
  the Goodlier and more beautiful of the two."
  70

1.03_-_Tara,_Liberator_from_the_Eight_Dangers, #How to Free Your Mind - Tara the Liberator, #Thubten Chodron, #unset
  that reason, Tibetan Buddhist practitioners are encouraged to do 100,000
  full-length prostrations. While prostrating, we contemplate the Good qualities of the Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha, which makes respect and admiration
  arise in our mind. This reduces any embellishment we may have regarding our

1.03_-_The_Gate_of_Hell._The_Inefficient_or_Indifferent._Pope_Celestine_V._The_Shores_of_Acheron._Charon._The, #The Divine Comedy, #Dante Alighieri, #Christianity
    Thou shalt behold the people dolorous
    Who have foregone the Good of intellect."
    And after he had laid his hand on mine

1.03_-_The_Syzygy_-_Anima_and_Animus, #Aion, #Carl Jung, #Psychology
  attention to the symptomatology of unconscious contents and
  processes, for the Good reason that the conscious mind is always
  in danger of becoming one-sided, of keeping to well-worn paths

1.03_-_YIBHOOTI_PADA, #Patanjali Yoga Sutras, #Swami Vivekananda, #Hinduism
  discrimination between the real and the unreal. We all take the
  bad for the Good, the dream for the reality. Soul is the only
  reality, and we have forgotten it. Body is an unreal dream, and

1.04_-_Body,_Soul_and_Spirit, #Theosophy, #Rudolf Steiner, #Theosophy
  
  carries within itself of the true and the Good is immortal in it. That which shines forth in the soul as eternal is to be called here consciousness-soul. consciousness can be spoken of even in connection with the lower soul stirrings. The most ordinary everyday sensation is a matter of consciousness. To this extent animals also have consciousness. The kernel of human consciousness, that is, the soul within the soul, is here meant by consciousness-soul. The consciousness-soul is accordingly differentiated from the intellectual-soul as yet another distinct member of the human soul. The intellectual-soul is still entangled in the sensations, the impulses, the passions, etc. Everyone knows how at first a man holds that to be true which he, owing to his feelings, prefers. Only that truth, however, is permanent which has freed itself from all taint of such feelings as sympathy and antipathy. The truth is true, even if all personal feelings revolt against it. The part of the soul in which this truth lives will be called consciousness-soul.
  
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  three in the soul; sentient-soul, intellectual-soul, consciousness-soul. And just as the corporality works from below upward with a limiting effect on the soul, so the spiritual works from above downward into it, expanding it. For the more the soul fills itself with the True and the Good, the wider and the more comprehensive becomes the eternal in it. To him who is able to "see" the soul, the splendor which goes out from a human being, because his eternal is expanding, is just as much a reality as the light which streams out from a flame is real to the physical eye. For the "seer" the corporeal man is only a part of the whole man. The body as the coarsest structure lies within others, which interpenetrate both it and each other. The ether-body fills the physical body as a double form; extending beyond this on all sides is to be seen the soul-body (astral shape). And beyond this, again, extends the sentient-soul, then the intellectual-soul, which grows the larger the more it receives into itself of the True and the Good. For this True and Good cause the expansion of the intellectual-soul. A man living only and entirely according to his
  
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  Just as within the physical world each human body is built up as a separate being, so is the spirit-body within the spirit world. In the spirit world there is for man an inner and an outer, just as there is in the physical world. As man takes in the materials of the physical world around him and assimilates them within his physical body, so does he take the spiritual from the spiritual environment and make it into his own. The spiritual is the eternal nourishment of man. And as man is born of the physical world, he is also born of the spirit through the eternal laws of the True and the Good. He is separated from the spirit world outside of him, as he is separated from the whole physical world, as
  

1.04_-_GOD_IN_THE_WORLD, #The Perennial Philosophy, #Aldous Huxley, #Philosophy
  
  God who, in his simple substance, is all everywhere equally, nevertheless, in efficacy, is in rational creatures in another way than in irrational, and in good rational creatures in another way than in the bad. He is in irrational creatures in such a way as not to be comprehended by them; by all rational ones, however, he can be comprehended through knowledge; but only by the Good is he to be comprehended also through love.
  

1.04_-_The_Conditions_of_Esoteric_Training, #Knowledge of the Higher Worlds, #Rudolf Steiner, #Theosophy
  
  [paragraph continues] the Good counsels of others, freely bestowed though generally unsought, are as a rule superfluous. Each must endeavor to take care of himself. From the physical aspect it will be more a question of warding off harmful influences than of anything else. In fulfilling our duties we must often do things that are detrimental to our health. We must decide at the right moment to place duty higher than the care of our health. But just think how much can be avoided with a little good will. Duty must in many cases stand higher than health, often, even, than life itself; but pleasure must never stand higher, as far as the student is concerned. For him pleasure can only be a means to health and to life, and in this connection we must, above all, be honest and truthful with ourselves. There is no use in leading an ascetic life when the underlying motive is the same in this case as in other enjoyments. Some may derive satisfaction from asceticism just as others can from wine-bibbing, but they must not imagine that this sort of asceticism will assist them in attaining higher knowledge. Many ascribe to their circumstances everything which apparently prevents them from making progress. They say they
   p. 118
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  Anyone sincerely showing the Good will to fulfill these conditions may decide to seek esoteric training. He will then be ready to follow the advice given above. Much of his advice may appear to be merely on the surface, and many will perhaps say that they did not expect the training to proceed in such strict forms. But everything interior must manifest itself in an exterior way, and just as a picture is not evident when it exists only in the mind of the painter, so, too, there can be no esoteric training without outward expression. Disregard for strict forms is only shown by those who do not know that the exterior is the avenue of expression for the interior. No doubt it is the spirit that really matters, and not the form; but just as form without spirit is null and void, so also would spirit remain inactive if it did not create for itself a form.
  
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   p. 127
   that he must seek even in evil that side through which he may transform it into good. He will then see more and more clearly that evil and imperfection may best be combated by the creation of the Good and the perfect. The student knows that out of nothing, nothing can be created, but also that the imperfect can be transformed into the perfect. Anyone developing within himself the disposition to create, will soon find himself capable of facing evil in the right way.
  
  
  It must be clearly realized that the purpose of this training is to build and not to destroy. The student should therefore bring with him the Good will for sincere and devoted work, and not the intention to criticize and destroy. He should be capable of devotion, for he must learn what he does not yet know; he should look reverently on that which discloses itself. Work and devotion, these are the fundamental qualities which must be demanded of the student. Some come to realize that they are making no progress, though in their own opinion they are untiringly active. The reason is that they have not grasped the meaning of work and devotion in the right way. Work done for the sake of success will be the least successful,
   p. 128
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  We are not reduced to service subjection in listening to some information with quiet devotion and because we do not at once oppose it with our own opinion. Anyone having advanced some way in the attainment of higher knowledge knows that he owes everything to quiet attention and active reflection, and not to willful personal judgment. We should always bear in mind that we do not need to learn what we are already able to judge. Therefore if our sole intention is to judge, we can learn nothing more. Esoteric training, however, center in learning; we must have absolutely the Good will to be learners. If we cannot understand something, it is far better not to judge than to judge adversely. We can wait until later for a true understanding. The higher we climb the ladder of knowledge, the more do we require the faculty of listening with quiet devotion. All perception of truth, all life and activity
   p. 129

1.04_-_The_Core_of_the_Teaching, #Essays On The Gita, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  
  Therefore it is a mistake to interpret the Gita from the standpoint of the mentality of today and force it to teach us the disinterested performance of duty as the highest and all-sufficient law. A little consideration of the situation with which the Gita deals will show us that this could not be its meaning. For the whole point of the teaching, that from which it arises, that which compels the disciple to seek the Teacher, is an inextricable clash of the various related conceptions of duty ending in the collapse of the whole useful intellectual and moral edifice erected by the human mind. In human life some sort of a clash arises fairly often, as for instance between domestic duties and the call of the country or the cause, or between the claim of the country and the Good of humanity or some larger religious or moral principle.
  

1.04_-_The_First_Circle,_Limbo_Virtuous_Pagans_and_the_Unbaptized._The_Four_Poets,_Homer,_Horace,_Ovid,_and_Lucan._The_Noble_Castle_of_Philosophy., #The Divine Comedy, #Dante Alighieri, #Christianity
  Zeno, Empedocles, and Heraclitus;
  Of qualities I saw the Good collector,
  Hight Dioscorides; and Orpheus saw I,

1.04_-_The_Praise, #Tara - The Feminine Divine, #Bokar Rinpoche, #Buddhism
  - the base of vital essence
  - the Good base
  - the pure base.

1.04_-_The_Sacrifice_the_Triune_Path_and_the_Lord_of_the_Sacrifice, #The Synthesis Of Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  
  Truth and Right have convicted the Good and evil of this world of imperfection or of falsehood and unveiled a supreme good and its clue of subtle harmony and its sublimation of action and feeling and knowledge. But behind all these and in them he has felt a Divinity who is all these things, a Bringer of Light, a Guide and All-Knower, a Master of Force, a Giver of Bliss,
  Friend, Helper, Father, Mother Playmate in the world-game, an absolute Master of his being, his soul's Beloved and Lover.

1.05_-_Christ,_A_Symbol_of_the_Self, #Aion, #Carl Jung, #Psychology
  both, and deny that good and evil exist, or if we admit the one, and particularly
  evil, we must also admit the Good.) (Contra Celsum, II, 51; in Migne, P.G., vol. 11,
  col. 878; cf. trans, by Chadwick, p. 106.) In contrast to this clear, logical statement
  --
  lutely non-existent will be nothing, unless it be thought of as sub-
  sisting in the Good superessentially [Kara to wrcpovmov]. Good, then,
  as absolutely existing and as absolutely non-existing, will stand in
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  For this reason all things are good, since some things are better than
  others and the Goodness of the less good adds to the glory of the
  better. . . . Those things we call evil, then, are defects in good
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  since it is unthinkable that the perfect good could ever have
  created evil. It merely created the Good and the less good (which
  last is simply called "worse" by laymen). 46 Just as we freeze
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  homine." This is a contradiction of the truth that he who
  created the heat is also responsible for the cold ("the Goodness
  of the less good"). We can certainly hand it to Augustine that
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  capable of an infinite amount of evil, and the evil deeds are as
  real as the Good ones so far as human experience goes and so far
  as the psyche judges and differentiates between them. Only un-
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  tian metaphysics clings to the privatio boni, it is giving expres-
  sion to the tendency always to increase the Good and diminish
  the bad. The privatio boni may therefore be a metaphysical

1.05_-_Hymns_of_Bharadwaja, #Hymns to the Mystic Fire, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  SUKTA 10
    1. When the pilgrim-rite moves on its way, set in your front the divine, ecstatic Fire, place him in front by your words, the Flame of the Good riddance;9 he is the Knower of all things born; his light shines wide, and he shall make easy for us the progressions of the sacrifice.
  

1.05_-_Qualifications_of_the_Aspirant_and_the_Teacher, #Bhakti-Yoga, #Swami Vivekananda, #Hinduism
  From what has been said, it naturally follows that we cannot be taught to love, appreciate, and assimilate religion everywhere and by everybody. The "books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything" is all very true as a poetical figure: but nothing can impart to a man a single grain of truth unless he has the undeveloped germs of it in himself. To whom do the stones and brooks preach sermons? To the human soul, the lotus of whose inner holy shrine is already quick with life.
  And the light which causes the beautiful opening out of this lotus comes always from the Good and wise teacher. When the heart has thus been opened, it becomes fit to receive teaching from the stones or the brooks, the stars, or the sun, or the moon, or from any thing which has its existence in our divine universe; but the unopened heart will see in them nothing but mere stones or mere brooks. A blind man may go to a museum, but he will not profit by it in any way; his eyes must be opened first, and then alone he will be able to learn what the things in the museum can teach.
  

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