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  the place of knowledge
  the place of infinite knowledge (the Library of Infinite Knowledge)

  the place where the POW is completed
    maybe an NZT drug
  the place where one remembers

  the place where Sri Aurobindo is
  the place where Sri Aurobindo and The Mother are

  the place where the visions come from (ex Savitri)
  the place where the inspiration come from (knowledge-force)
  the place where the beauty comes from (The Mother )
  the place where the compassion comes from. (The Mother emanations)
  the place where the knowledge comes from
  the place where the words and phrases come from

  the temple of boundless light

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The place of desire is below the heart in the centra! vital

The place where effluent is discharged into receiving waters.

The place of desire is below the heart in the centra! vital

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1:But where shall wisdom be found? and where is the place of understanding? ~ Job,
2:A good teacher must be able to put himself in the place of those who find learning hard. ~ Eliphas Levi,
4:Knowledge of facts is a poor thing if one cannot see their true significance. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - IV The Place of Study in Sadhana,
5:Knowledge of facts is a poor thing if one cannot see their true significance. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - IV The Place of Study in Sadhana,
6:We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time. ~ T S Eliot,
7:Intelligence does not depend on the amount one has read, it is a quality of the mind. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - IV The Place of Study in Sadhana,
8:Philosophy is of course a creation of the mind but its defect is not that it is false. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - IV The Place of Study in Sadhana,
9:A philosophical system is only a section of the Truth which the philosopher takes as a whole. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - IV The Place of Study in Sadhana,
10:Work (or life either) without discipline would soon become a confusion and an anarchic failure. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Himself and the Ashram The Place of Rules in Work,
11:Utter SILENCE must be observed in the room. Whoever pronounces a word in the presence of Sri Aurobindo will have to leave the place immediately. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother I ,
12:Study is of importance only if you study in the right way and with the turn for knowledge and mental discipline. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - IV The Place of Study in Sadhana,
13:Physics is becoming so unbelievably complex that it is taking longer and longer to train a physicist. It is taking so long, in fact, to train a physicist to the place where he understands the nature of physical problems that he is already too old to solve them. ~ Eugene Paul Wigner,
14:47. When I was asleep in the Ignorance, I came to a place of meditation full of holy men and I found their company wearisome and the place a prison; when I awoke, God took me to a prison and turned it into a place of meditation and His trysting-ground. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Essays Divine And Human 4.1 - Jnana,
15:There is no harm in concentrating sometimes in the heart and sometimes above the head. But concentration in either place does not mean keeping the attention fixed on a particular spot; you have to take your station of consciousness in either place and concentrate there not on the place, but on the Divine. This can be done with eyes shut or with eyes open, according as it best suits you. [how to concentrate?] ~ SATM?,
16:The integral Yoga, refusing to rely upon the fragile stuff of mental and moral ideals, puts its whole emphasis in this field on three central dynamic processes -- the development of the true soul or psychic being to take the place of the false soul of desire, the sublimation of human into divine love, the elevation of consciousness from its mental to its spiritual and supramental plane by whose power alone both the soul and the life-force can be utterly delivered from the veils and prevarications of the Ignorance. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga ,
17:Don't depend on death to liberate you from your imperfections. You are exactly the same after death as you were before. Nothing changes; you only give up the body. If you are a thief or a liar or a cheater before death, you don't become an angel merely by dying. If such were possible, then let us all go and jump in the ocean now and become angels at once! Whatever you have made of yourself thus far, so will you be hereafter. And when you reincarnate, you will bring that same nature with you. To change, you have to make the effort. This world is the place to do it. ~ Paramahansa Yogananda,
18:To what shore would you cross, O my heart?there is no traveller before you, there is no road:Where is the movement, where is the rest, on that shore?There is no water; no boat, no boatman, is there;There is not so much as a rope to tow the boat, nor a man to draw it.No earth, no sky, no time, no thing, is there: no shore, no ford!There, there is neither body nor mind: and where is the place that shall still the thirst of the soul?You shall find naught in that emptiness.Be strong, and enter into your own body: for there your foothold is firm. Consider it well, O my heart! go not elsewhere,Kabîr says: 'Put all imaginations away, and stand fast in that which you are. ~ Kabir,
19:But it was enough if, in my own bed, my sleep was deep and allowed my mind to relax entirely; then it would let go of the map of the place where I had fallen asleep and, when I woke in the middle of the night, since I did not know where I was, I did not even understand in the first moment who I was; all I had, in its original simplicity, was the sense of existence as it may quiver in the depths of an animal; I was more bereft than a caveman; but then the memory - not yet of the place where I was, but of several of those where I had lived and where I might have been - would come to me like help from on high to pull me out of the void from which I could not have got out on my own; I passed over centuries of civilization in one second, and the image confusedly glimpsed of oil lamps, then of wing-collar shirts, gradually recomposed my self's original features. ~ Marcel Proust,
20:At every stage of technique since Daedalus or Hero of Alexandria, the ability of the artificer to produce a working simulacrum of a living organism has always intrigued people. This desire to produce and to study automata has always been expressed in terms of the living technique of the age. In the days of magic, we have the bizarre and sinister concept of Golem, that figure of clay into which the Rabbi of Prague breathed life with the blasphemy of the Ineffable Name of God. In the time of Newton, the automaton becomes the clockwork music box, with the little effigies pirouetting stiffly on top. In the nineteenth century, the automaton is a glorified heat engine, burning some combustible fuel instead of the glycogen of the human muscles. Finally, the present automaton opens doors by means of photocells, or points guns to the place at which a radar beam picks up an airplane, or computes the solution of a differential equation. ~ Norbert Wiener, Cybernetics or control and communication in the animal and the machine 1961,
21:It is always better to try to concentrate in a centre, the centre of aspiration, one might say, the place where the flame of aspiration burns, to gather in all the energies there, at the solar plexus centre and, if possible, to obtain an attentive silence as though one wanted to listen to something extremely subtle, something that demands a complete attention, a complete concentration and a total silence. And then not to move at all. Not to think, not to stir, and make that movement of opening so as to receive all that can be received, but taking good care not to try to know what is happening while it is happening, for it one wants to understand or even to observe actively, it keeps up a sort of cerebral activity which is unfavourable to the fullness of the receptivity - to be silent, as totally silent as possible, in an attentive concentration, and then be still. If one succeeds in this, then, when everything is over, when one comes out of meditation, some time later - usually not immediately - from within the being something new emerges in the consciousness: a new understanding, a new appreciation of things, a new attitude in life - in short, a new way of being. ~ Sri Aurobindo, [where to concentrate?] ,
22:Directly on awakening, preferably at dawn, the initiate goes to the place of invocation. Figuring to himself as he goes that being born anew each day brings with it the chance of greater rebirth, first he banishes the temple of his mind by ritual or by some magical trance. Then he unveils some token or symbol or sigil which represents to him the Holy Guardian Angel. This symbol he will likely have to change during the great work as the inspiration begins to move him. Next he invokes an image of the Angel into his minds eye. It may be considered as a luminous duplicate of ones own form standing in front of or behind one, or simply as a ball of brilliant light above ones head. Then he formulates his aspirations in what manner he will, humbling himself in prayer or exalting himself in loud proclamation as his need be. The best form of this invocation is spoken spontaneously from the heart, and if halting at first, will prove itself in time. He is aiming to establish a set of ideas and images which correspond to the nature of his genius, and at the same time receive inspiration from that source. As the magician begins to manifest more of his true will, the Augoeides will reveal images, names, and spiritual principles by which it can be drawn into greater manifestation. ~ Peter J Carroll, Liber Null ,
23: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,
24:Life clung to its seat with cords of gasping breath; Lapped was his body by a tenebrous tongue. Existence smothered travailed to survive; Hope strangled perished in his empty soul, Belief and memory abolished died And all that helps the spirit in its course. There crawled through every tense and aching nerve Leaving behind its poignant quaking trail A nameless and unutterable fear. As a sea nears a victim bound and still, The approach alarmed his mind for ever dumb Of an implacable eternity Of pain inhuman and intolerable. This he must bear, his hope of heaven estranged; He must ever exist without extinction's peace In a slow suffering Time and tortured Space, An anguished nothingness his endless state. A lifeless vacancy was now his breast, And in the place where once was luminous thought, Only remained like a pale motionless ghost An incapacity for faith and hope And the dread conviction of a vanquished soul Immortal still but with its godhead lost, Self lost and God and touch of happier worlds. But he endured, stilled the vain terror, bore The smothering coils of agony and affright; Then peace returned and the soul's sovereign gaze. To the blank horror a calm Light replied: Immutable, undying and unborn, Mighty and mute the Godhead in him woke And faced the pain and danger of the world. He mastered the tides of Nature with a look: He met with his bare spirit naked Hell. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.07 - The Descent into Night,
25:reading ::: 50 Spiritual Classics: List of Books Covered: Muhammad Asad - The Road To Mecca (1954) St Augustine - Confessions (400) Richard Bach - Jonathan Livingston Seagull (1970) Black Elk Black - Elk Speaks (1932) Richard Maurice Bucke - Cosmic Consciousness (1901) Fritjof Capra - The Tao of Physics (1976) Carlos Castaneda - Journey to Ixtlan (1972) GK Chesterton - St Francis of Assisi (1922) Pema Chodron - The Places That Scare You (2001) Chuang Tzu - The Book of Chuang Tzu (4th century BCE) Ram Dass - Be Here Now (1971) Epictetus - Enchiridion (1st century) Mohandas Gandhi - An Autobiography: The Story of My Experiments With Truth (1927) Al-Ghazzali - The Alchemy of Happiness (1097) Kahlil Gibran - The Prophet (1923) GI Gurdjieff - Meetings With Remarkable Men (1960) Dag Hammarskjold - Markings (1963) Abraham Joshua Heschel - The Sabbath (1951) Hermann Hesse - Siddartha (1922) Aldous Huxley - The Doors of Perception (1954) William James - The Varieties of Religious Experience (1902) Carl Gustav Jung - Memories, Dreams, Reflections (1955) Margery Kempe - The Book of Margery Kempe (1436) J Krishnamurti - Think On These Things (1964) CS Lewis - The Screwtape Letters (1942) Malcolm X - The Autobiography of Malcolm X (1964) Daniel C Matt - The Essential Kabbalah (1994) Dan Millman - The Way of the Peaceful Warrior (1989) W Somerset Maugham - The Razor's Edge (1944) Thich Nhat Hanh - The Miracle of Mindfulness (1975) Michael Newton - Journey of Souls (1994) John O'Donohue - Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom (1998) Robert M Pirsig - Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance (1974) James Redfield - The Celestine Prophecy (1994) Miguel Ruiz - The Four Agreements (1997) Helen Schucman & William Thetford - A Course in Miracles (1976) Idries Shah - The Way of the Sufi (1968) Starhawk - The Spiral Dance: A Rebirth of the Ancient Religion of the Great Goddess (1979) Shunryu Suzuki - Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind (1970) Emanuel Swedenborg - Heaven and Hell (1758) Teresa of Avila - Interior Castle (1570) Mother Teresa - A Simple Path (1994) Eckhart Tolle - The Power of Now (1998) Chogyam Trungpa - Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism (1973) Neale Donald Walsch - Conversations With God (1998) Rick Warren - The Purpose-Driven Life (2002) Simone Weil - Waiting For God (1979) Ken Wilber - A Theory of Everything (2000) Paramahansa Yogananda - Autobiography of a Yogi (1974) Gary Zukav - The Seat of the Soul (1990) ~ Tom Butler-Bowdon, 50 Spirital Classics (2017 Edition) ,
26:Why do we forget things? Ah! I suppose there are several reasons. First, because one makes use of the memory to remember. Memory is a mental instrument and depends on the formation of the brain. Your brain is constantly growing, unless it begins to degenerate, but still its growth can continue for a very, very long time, much longer than that of the body. And in this growth, necessarily some things will take the place of others. And as the mental instrument develops, things which have served their term or the transitory moment in the development may be wiped out to give place to the result. So the result of all that you knew is there, living in itself, but the road traversed to reach it may be completely blurred. That is, a good functioning of the memory means remembering only the results so as to be able to have the elements for moving forward and a new construction. That is more important than just retaining things rigidly in the mind. Now, there is another aspect also. Apart from the mental memory, which is something defective, there are states of consciousness. Each state of consciousness in which one happens to be registers the phenomena of a particular moment, whatever they may be. If your consciousness remains limpid, wide and strong, you can at any moment whatsoever, by concentrating, call into the active consciousness what you did, thought, saw, observed at any time before; all this you can remember by bringing up in yourself the same state of consciousness. And that, that is never forgotten. You could live a thousand years and you would still remember it. Consequently, if you don't want to forget, it must be your consciousness which remembers and not your mental memory. Your mental memory will be wiped out inevitably, get blurred, and new things will take the place of the old ones. But things of which you are conscious you do not forget. You have only to bring up the same state of consciousness again. And thus one can remember circumstances one has lived thousands of years ago, if one knows how to bring up the same state of consciousness. It is in this way that one can remember one's past lives. This never gets blotted out, while you don't have any more the memory of what you have done physically when you were very young. You would be told many things you no longer remember. That gets wiped off immediately. For the brain is constantly changing and certain weaker cells are replaced by others which are much stronger, and by other combinations, other cerebral organisations. And so, what was there before is effaced or deformed. ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1954 ,
27:PROTECTION Going to sleep is a little like dying, a journey taken alone into the unknown. Ordinarily we are not troubled about sleep because we are familiar with it, but think about what it entails. We completely lose ourselves in a void for some period of time, until we arise again in a dream. When we do so, we may have a different identity and a different body. We may be in a strange place, with people we do not know, involved in baffling activities that may seem quite risky. Just trying to sleep in an unfamiliar place may occasion anxiety. The place may be perfectly secure and comfortable, but we do not sleep as well as we do at home in familiar surroundings. Maybe the energy of the place feels wrong. Or maybe it is only our own insecurity that disturbs us,and even in familiar places we may feel anxious while waiting for sleep to come, or be frightenedby what we dream. When we fall asleep with anxiety, our dreams are mingled with fear and tension, sleep is less restful, and the practice harder to do. So it is a good idea to create a sense of protection before we sleep and to turn our sleeping area into a sacred space. This is done by imagining protective dakinis all around the sleeping area. Visualize the dakinis as beautiful goddesses, enlightened female beings who are loving, green in color, and powerfully protective. They remain near as you fall asleep and throughout the night, like mothers watching over their child, or guardians surrounding a king or queen. Imagine them everywhere, guarding the doors and the windows, sitting next to you on the bed, walking in the garden or the yard, and so on, until you feel completely protected. Again, this practice is more than just trying to visualize something: see the dakinis with your mind but also use your imagination to feel their presence. Creating a protective, sacred environment in this way is calming and relaxing and promotes restful sleep. This is how the mystic lives: seeing the magic, changing the environment with the mind, and allowing actions, even actions of the imagination, to have significance. You can enhance the sense of peace in your sleeping environment by keeping objects of a sacred nature in the bedroom: peaceful, loving images, sacred and religious symbols, and other objects that direct your mind toward the path. The Mother Tantra tells us that as we prepare for sleep we should maintain awareness of the causes of dream, the object to focus upon, the protectors, and of ourselves. Hold these together inawareness, not as many things, but as a single environment, and this will have a great effect in dream and sleep. ~ Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, The Tibetan Yogas Of Dream And Sleep ,
28:Mother, suffering comes from ignorance and pain, but what is the nature of the suffering and pain the Divine Mother feels for her children-the Divine Mother in Savitri?It is because she participates in their nature. She has descended upon earth to participate in their nature. Because if she did not participate in their nature, she could not lead them farther. If she remained in her supreme consciousness where there is no suffering, in her supreme knowledge and consciousness, she could not have any contact with human beings. And it is for this that she is obliged to take on the human consciousness and form, it is to be able to enter into contact with them. Only, she does not forget: she has adopted their consciousness but she remains in relation with her own real, supreme consciousness. And thus, by joining the two, she can make those who are in that other consciousness progress. But if she did not adopt their consciousness, if she did not suffer with their sorrow, she could not help them. Hers is not a suffering of ignorance: it is a suffering through identity. It is because she has accepted to have the same vibrations as they, in order to be able to enter into contact with them and pull them out of the state they are in. If she did not enter into contact with them, she would not be felt at all or no one could bear her radiance.... This has been said in all kinds of forms, in all kinds of religions, and they have spoken very often of the divine Sacrifice, but from a certain point of view it is true. It is a voluntary sacrifice, but it is true: giving up a state of perfect consciousness, perfect bliss, perfect power in order to accept the state of ignorance of the outer world so as to pull it out of that ignorance. If this state were not accepted, there would be no contact with it. No relation would be possible. And this is the reason of the incarnations. Otherwise, there would be no necessity. If the divine consciousness and divine force could work directly from the place or state of their perfection, if they could work directly on matter and transform it, there would be no need to take a body like man's. It would have been enough to act from the world of Truth with the perfect consciousness and upon consciousness. In fact that acts perhaps but so slowly that when there is this effort to make the world progress, make it go forward more rapidly, well, it is necessary to take on human nature. By taking the human body, one is obliged to take on human nature, partially. Only, instead of losing one's consciousness and losing contact with the Truth, one keeps this consciousness and this Truth, and it is by joining the two that one can create exactly this kind of alchemy of transformation. But if one did not touch matter, one could do nothing for it. ~ The Mother, Question And Answers ,
29:The true Mantra must come from within OR it must be given by a GuruNobody can give you the true mantra. It's not something that is given; it's something that wells up from within. It must spring from within all of a sudden, spontaneously, like a profound, intense need of your being - then it has power, because it's not something that comes from outside, it's your very own cry.I saw, in my case, that my mantra has the power of immortality; whatever happens, if it is uttered, it's the Supreme that has the upper hand, it's no longer the lower law. And the words are irrelevant, they may not have any meaning - to someone else, my mantra is meaningless, but to me it's full, packed with meaning. And effective, because it's my cry, the intense aspiration of my whole being.A mantra given by a guru is only the power to realize the experience of the discoverer of the mantra. The power is automatically there, because the sound contains the experience. I saw that once in Paris, at a time when I knew nothing of India, absolutely nothing, only the usual nonsense. I didn't even know what a mantra was. I had gone to a lecture given by some fellow who was supposed to have practiced "yoga" for a year in the Himalayas and recounted his experience (none too interesting, either). All at once, in the course of his lecture, he uttered the sound OM. And I saw the entire room suddenly fill with light, a golden, vibrating light.... I was probably the only one to notice it. I said to myself, "Well!" Then I didn't give it any more thought, I forgot about the story. But as it happened, the experience recurred in two or three different countries, with different people, and every time there was the sound OM, I would suddenly see the place fill with that same light. So I understood. That sound contains the vibration of thousands and thousands of years of spiritual aspiration - there is in it the entire aspiration of men towards the Supreme. And the power is automatically there, because the experience is there.It's the same with my mantra. When I wanted to translate the end of my mantra, "Glory to You, O Lord," into Sanskrit, I asked for Nolini's help. He brought his Sanskrit translation, and when he read it to me, I immediately saw that the power was there - not because Nolini put his power into it (!), God knows he had no intention of "giving" me a mantra! But the power was there because my experience was there. We made a few adjustments and modifications, and that's the japa I do now - I do it all the time, while sleeping, while walking, while eating, while working, all the time.[[Mother later clarified: "'Glory to You, O Lord' isn't MY mantra, it's something I ADDED to it - my mantra is something else altogether, that's not it. When I say that my mantra has the power of immortality, I mean the other, the one I don't speak of! I have never given the words.... You see, at the end of my walk, a kind of enthusiasm rises, and with that enthusiasm, the 'Glory to You' came to me, but it's part of the prayer I had written in Prayers and Meditations: 'Glory to You, O Lord, all-triumphant Supreme' etc. (it's a long prayer). It came back suddenly, and as it came back spontaneously, I kept it. Moreover, when Sri Aurobindo read this prayer in Prayers and Meditations, he told me it was very strong. So I added this phrase as a kind of tail to my japa. But 'Glory to You, O Lord' isn't my spontaneous mantra - it came spontaneously, but it was something written very long ago. The two things are different."And that's how a mantra has life: when it wells up all the time, spontaneously, like the cry of your being - there is no need of effort or concentration: it's your natural cry. Then it has full power, it is alive. It must well up from within.... No guru can give you that. ~ The Mother, Agenda May 11 1963,
30:GURU YOGA Guru yoga is an essential practice in all schools of Tibetan Buddhism and Bon. This is true in sutra, tantra, and Dzogchen. It develops the heart connection with the masteR By continually strengthening our devotion, we come to the place of pure devotion in ourselves, which is the unshakeable, powerful base of the practice. The essence of guru yoga is to merge the practitioner's mind with the mind of the master. What is the true master? It is the formless, fundamental nature of mind, the primordial awareness of the base of everything, but because we exist in dualism, it is helpful for us to visualize this in a form. Doing so makes skillful use of the dualisms of the conceptual mind, to further strengthen devotion and help us stay directed toward practice and the generation of positive qualities. In the Bon tradition, we often visualize either Tapihritsa* as the master, or the Buddha ShenlaOdker*, who represents the union of all the masters. If you are already a practitioner, you may have another deity to visualize, like Guru Rinpoche or a yidam or dakini. While it is important to work with a lineage with which you have a connection, you should understand that the master you visualize is the embodiment of all the masters with whom you are connected, all the teachers with whom you have studied, all the deities to whom you have commitments. The master in guru yoga is not just one individual, but the essence of enlightenment, the primordial awareness that is your true nature. The master is also the teacher from whom you receive the teachings. In the Tibetan tradition, we say the master is more important than the Buddha. Why? Because the master is the immediate messenger of the teachings, the one who brings the Buddha's wisdom to the student. Without the master we could not find our way to the Buddha. So we should feel as much devotion to the master as we would to the Buddha if the Buddha suddenly appeared in front of us. Guru yoga is not just about generating some feeling toward a visualized image. It is done to find the fundamental mind in yourself that is the same as the fundamental mind of all your teachers, and of all the Buddhas and realized beings that have ever lived. When you merge with the guru, you merge with your pristine true nature, which is the real guide and masteR But this should not be an abstract practice. When you do guru yoga, try to feel such intense devotion that the hair stands upon your neck, tears start down your face, and your heart opens and fills with great love. Let yourself merge in union with the guru's mind, which is your enlightened Buddha-nature. This is the way to practice guru yoga. The Practice After the nine breaths, still seated in meditation posture, visualize the master above and in front of you. This should not be a flat, two dimensional picture-let a real being exist there, in three dimensions, made of light, pure, and with a strong presence that affects the feeling in your body,your energy, and your mind. Generate strong devotion and reflect on the great gift of the teachings and the tremendous good fortune you enjoy in having made a connection to them. Offer a sincere prayer, asking that your negativities and obscurations be removed, that your positive qualities develop, and that you accomplish dream yoga. Then imagine receiving blessings from the master in the form of three colored lights that stream from his or her three wisdom doors- of body, speech, and mind-into yours. The lights should be transmitted in the following sequence: White light streams from the master's brow chakra into yours, purifying and relaxing your entire body and physical dimension. Then red light streams from the master's throat chakra into yours, purifying and relaxing your energetic dimension. Finally, blue light streams from the master's heart chakra into yours, purifying and relaxing your mind. When the lights enter your body, feel them. Let your body, energy, and mind relax, suffused inwisdom light. Use your imagination to make the blessing real in your full experience, in your body and energy as well as in the images in your mind. After receiving the blessing, imagine the master dissolving into light that enters your heart and resides there as your innermost essence. Imagine that you dissolve into that light, and remain inpure awareness, rigpa. There are more elaborate instructions for guru yoga that can involve prostrations, offerings, gestures, mantras, and more complicated visualizations, but the essence of the practice is mingling your mind with the mind of the master, which is pure, non-dual awareness. Guru yoga can be done any time during the day; the more often the better. Many masters say that of all the practices it is guru yoga that is the most important. It confers the blessings of the lineage and can open and soften the heart and quiet the unruly mind. To completely accomplish guru yoga is to accomplish the path. ~ Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, The Tibetan Yogas Of Dream And Sleep ,
31:CHAPTER XIIIOF THE BANISHINGS: AND OF THE PURIFICATIONS.Cleanliness is next to Godliness, and had better come first. Purity means singleness. God is one. The wand is not a wand if it has something sticking to it which is not an essential part of itself. If you wish to invoke Venus, you do not succeed if there are traces of Saturn mixed up with it.That is a mere logical commonplace: in magick one must go much farther than this. One finds one's analogy in electricity. If insulation is imperfect, the whole current goes back to earth. It is useless to plead that in all those miles of wire there is only one-hundredth of an inch unprotected. It is no good building a ship if the water can enter, through however small a hole.That first task of the Magician in every ceremony is therefore to render his Circle absolutely impregnable. If one littlest thought intrude upon the mind of the Mystic, his concentration is absolutely destroyed; and his consciousness remains on exactly the same level as the Stockbroker's. Even the smallest baby is incompatible with the virginity of its mother. If you leave even a single spirit within the circle, the effect of the conjuration will be entirely absorbed by it.> {101}The Magician must therefore take the utmost care in the matter of purification, "firstly", of himself, "secondly", of his instruments, "thirdly", of the place of working. Ancient Magicians recommended a preliminary purification of from three days to many months. During this period of training they took the utmost pains with diet. They avoided animal food, lest the elemental spirit of the animal should get into their atmosphere. They practised sexual abstinence, lest they should be influenced in any way by the spirit of the wife. Even in regard to the excrements of the body they were equally careful; in trimming the hair and nails, they ceremonially destroyed> the severed portion. They fasted, so that the body itself might destroy anything extraneous to the bare necessity of its existence. They purified the mind by special prayers and conservations. They avoided the contamination of social intercourse, especially the conjugal kind; and their servitors were disciples specially chosen and consecrated for the work.In modern times our superior understanding of the essentials of this process enables us to dispense to some extent with its external rigours; but the internal purification must be even more carefully performed. We may eat meat, provided that in doing so we affirm that we eat it in order to strengthen us for the special purpose of our proposed invocation.> {102}By thus avoiding those actions which might excite the comment of our neighbours we avoid the graver dangers of falling into spiritual pride.We have understood the saying: "To the pure all things are pure", and we have learnt how to act up to it. We can analyse the mind far more acutely than could the ancients, and we can therefore distinguish the real and right feeling from its imitations. A man may eat meat from self-indulgence, or in order to avoid the dangers of asceticism. We must constantly examine ourselves, and assure ourselves that every action is really subservient to the One Purpose.It is ceremonially desirable to seal and affirm this mental purity by Ritual, and accordingly the first operation in any actual ceremony is bathing and robing, with appropriate words. The bath signifies the removal of all things extraneous to antagonistic to the one thought. The putting on of the robe is the positive side of the same operation. It is the assumption of the fame of mind suitable to that one thought.A similar operation takes place in the preparation of every instrument, as has been seen in the Chapter devoted to that subject. In the preparation of theplace of working, the same considerations apply. We first remove from that place all objects; and we then put into it those objects, and only those {103} objects, which are necessary. During many days we occupy ourselves in this process of cleansing and consecration; and this again is confirmed in the actual ceremony.The cleansed and consecrated Magician takes his cleansed and consecrated instruments into that cleansed and consecrated place, and there proceeds to repeat that double ceremony in the ceremony itself, which has these same two main parts. The first part of every ceremony is the banishing; the second, the invoking. The same formula is repeated even in the ceremony of banishing itself, for in the banishing ritual of the pentagram we not only command the demons to depart, but invoke the Archangels and their hosts to act as guardians of the Circle during our pre-occupation with the ceremony proper.In more elaborate ceremonies it is usual to banish everything by name. Each element, each planet, and each sign, perhaps even the Sephiroth themselves; all are removed, including the very one which we wished to invoke, for that force ... ~ Aleister Crowley, Liber ABA ,
32:AUGOEIDES: The magicians most important invocation is that of his Genius, Daemon, True Will, or Augoeides. This operation is traditionally known as attaining the Knowledge and Conversation of the Holy Guardian Angel. It is sometimes known as the Magnum Opus or Great Work. The Augoeides may be defined as the most perfect vehicle of Kia on the plane of duality. As the avatar of Kia on earth, the Augoeides represents the true will, the raison detre of the magician, his purpose in existing. The discovery of ones true will or real nature may be difficult and fraught with danger, since a false identification leads to obsession and madness. The operation of obtaining the knowledge and conversation is usually a lengthy one. The magician is attempting a progressive metamorphosis, a complete overhaul of his entire existence. Yet he has to seek the blueprint for his reborn self as he goes along. Life is less the meaningless accident it seems. Kia has incarnated in these particular conditions of duality for some purpose. The inertia of previous existences propels Kia into new forms of manifestation. Each incarnation represents a task, or a puzzle to be solved, on the way to some greater form of completion. The key to this puzzle is in the phenomena of the plane of duality in which we find ourselves. We are, as it were, trapped in a labyrinth or maze. The only thing to do is move about and keep a close watch on the way the walls turn. In a completely chaotic universe such as this one, there are no accidents. Everything is signifcant. Move a single grain of sand on a distant shore and the entire future history of the world will eventually be changed. A person doing his true will is assisted by the momentum of the universe and seems possessed of amazing good luck. In beginning the great work of obtaining the knowledge and conversation, the magician vows to interpret every manifestation of existence as a direct message from the infinite Chaos to himself personally. To do this is to enter the magical world view in its totality. He takes complete responsibility for his present incarnation and must consider every experience, thing, or piece of information which assails him from any source, as a reflection of the way he is conducting his existence. The idea that things happen to one that may or may not be related to the way one acts is an illusion created by our shallow awareness. Keeping a close eye on the walls of the labyrinth, the conditions of his existence, the magician may then begin his invocation. The genius is not something added to oneself. Rather it is a stripping away of excess to reveal the god within. Directly on awakening, preferably at dawn, the initiate goes to the place of invocation. Figuring to himself as he goes that being born anew each day brings with it the chance of greater rebirth, first he banishes the temple of his mind by ritual or by some magical trance. Then he unveils some token or symbol or sigil which represents to him the Holy Guardian Angel. This symbol he will likely have to change during the great work as the inspiration begins to move him. Next he invokes an image of the Angel into his minds eye. It may be considered as a luminous duplicate of ones own form standing in front of or behind one, or simply as a ball of brilliant light above ones head. Then he formulates his aspirations in what manner he will, humbling himself in prayer or exalting himself in loud proclamation as his need be. The best form of this invocation is spoken spontaneously from the heart, and if halting at first, will prove itself in time. He is aiming to establish a set of ideas and images which correspond to the nature of his genius, and at the same time receive inspiration from that source. As the magician begins to manifest more of his true will, the Augoeides will reveal images, names, and spiritual principles by which it can be drawn into greater manifestation. Having communicated with the invoked form, the magician should draw it into himself and go forth to live in the way he hath willed. The ritual may be concluded with an aspiration to the wisdom of silence by a brief concentration on the sigil of the Augoeides, but never by banishing. Periodically more elaborate forms of ritual, using more powerful forms of gnosis, may be employed. At the end of the day, there should be an accounting and fresh resolution made. Though every day be a catalog of failure, there should be no sense of sin or guilt. Magic is the raising of the whole individual in perfect balance to the power of Infinity, and such feelings are symptomatic of imbalance. If any unnecessary or imbalanced scraps of ego become identified with the genius by mistake, then disaster awaits. The life force flows directly into these complexes and bloats them into grotesque monsters variously known as the demon Choronzon. Some magicians attempting to go too fast with this invocation have failed to banish this demon, and have gone spectacularly insane as a result. ~ Peter J Carroll, Liber Null ,
33:[The Gods and Their Worlds] [...] According to traditions and occult schools, all these zones of realities, these planes of realities have got different names; they have been classified in a different way, but there is an essential analogy, and if you go back far enough into the traditions, you see only the words changing according to the country and the language. Even now, the experiences of Western occultists and those of Eastern occultists offer great similarities. All who set out on the discovery of these invisible worlds and make a report of what they saw, give a very similar description, whether they be from here or there; they use different words, but the experience is very similar and the handling of forces is the same. This knowledge of the occult worlds is based on the existence of subtle bodies and of subtle worlds corresponding to those bodies. They are what the psychological method calls "states of consciousness", but these states of consciousness really correspond to worlds. The occult procedure consists then in being aware of these various inner states of being or subtle bodies and in becoming sufficiently a master of them so as to be able to go out of them successively, one after another. There is indeed a whole scale of subtleties, increasing or decreasing according to the direction in which you go, and the occult procedure consists in going out of a denser body into a subtler body and so on again, up to the most ethereal regions. You go, by successive exteriorisations, into bodies or worlds more and more subtle. It is somewhat as if every time you passed into another dimension. The fourth dimension of the physicists is nothing but the scientific transcription of an occult knowledge. To give another image, one can say that the physical body is at the centre - it is the most material, the densest and also the smallest - and the inner bodies, more subtle, overflow more and more the central physical body; they pass through it, extending themselves farther and farther, like water evaporating from a porous vase and forming a kind of steam all around. And the greater the subtlety, the more the extension tends to unite with that of the universe: one ends by universalising oneself. And it is altogether a concrete process which gives an objective experience of invisible worlds and even enables one to act in these worlds. There are, then, only a very small number of people in the West who know that these gods are not merely subjective and imaginary - more or less wildly imaginary - but that they correspond to a universal truth. All these regions, all these domains are filled with beings who exist, each in its own domain, and if you are awake and conscious on a particular plane - for instance, if on going out of a more material body you awake on some higher plane, you have the same relation with the things and people of that plane as you had with the things and people of the material world. That is to say, there exists an entirely objective relation that has nothing to do with the idea you may have of these things. Naturally, the resemblance is greater and greater as you approach the physical world, the material world, and there even comes a time when the one region has a direct action upon the other. In any case, in what Sri Aurobindo calls the overmental worlds, you will find a concrete reality absolutely independent of your personal experience; you go back there and again find the same things, with the differences that have occurred during your absence. And you have relations with those beings that are identical with the relations you have with physical beings, with this difference that the relation is more plastic, supple and direct - for example, there is the capacity to change the external form, the visible form, according to the inner state you are in. But you can make an appointment with someone and be at the appointed place and find the same being again, with certain differences that have come about during your absence; it is entirely concrete with results entirely concrete. One must have at least a little of this experience in order to understand these things. Otherwise, those who are convinced that all this is mere human imagination and mental formation, who believe that these gods have such and such a form because men have thought them to be like that, and that they have certain defects and certain qualities because men have thought them to be like that - all those who say that God is made in the image of man and that he exists only in human thought, all these will not understand; to them this will appear absolutely ridiculous, madness. One must have lived a little, touched the subject a little, to know how very concrete the thing is. Naturally, children know a good deal if they have not been spoilt. There are so many children who return every night to the same place and continue to live the life they have begun there. When these faculties are not spoilt with age, you can keep them with you. At a time when I was especially interested in dreams, I could return exactly to a place and continue a work that I had begun: supervise something, for example, set something in order, a work of organisation or of discovery, of exploration. You go until you reach a certain spot, as you would go in life, then you take a rest, then you return and begin again - you begin the work at the place where you left off and you continue it. And you perceive that there are things which are quite independent of you, in the sense that changes of which you are not at all the author, have taken place automatically during your absence. But for this, you must live these experiences yourself, you must see them yourself, live them with sufficient sincerity and spontaneity in order to see that they are independent of any mental formation. For you can do the opposite also, and deepen the study of the action of mental formation upon events. This is very interesting, but it is another domain. And this study makes you very careful, very prudent, because you become aware of how far you can delude yourself. So you must study both, the dream and the occult reality, in order to see what is the essential difference between the two. The one depends upon us; the other exists in itself; entirely independent of the thought that we have of it. When you have worked in that domain, you recognise in fact that once a subject has been studied and something has been learnt mentally, it gives a special colour to the experience; the experience may be quite spontaneous and sincere, but the simple fact that the subject was known and studied lends a particular quality. Whereas if you had learnt nothing about the question, if you knew nothing at all, the transcription would be completely spontaneous and sincere when the experience came; it would be more or less adequate, but it would not be the outcome of a previous mental formation. Naturally, this occult knowledge or this experience is not very frequent in the world, because in those who do not have a developed inner life, there are veritable gaps between the external consciousness and the inmost consciousness; the linking states of being are missing and they have to be constructed. So when people enter there for the first time, they are bewildered, they have the impression they have fallen into the night, into nothingness, into non-being! I had a Danish friend, a painter, who was like that. He wanted me to teach him how to go out of the body; he used to have interesting dreams and thought that it would be worth the trouble to go there consciously. So I made him "go out" - but it was a frightful thing! When he was dreaming, a part of his mind still remained conscious, active, and a kind of link existed between this active part and his external being; then he remembered some of his dreams, but it was a very partial phenomenon. And to go out of one's body means to pass gradually through all the states of being, if one does the thing systematically. Well, already in the subtle physical, one is almost de-individualised, and when one goes farther, there remains nothing, for nothing is formed or individualised. Thus, when people are asked to meditate or told to go within, to enter into themselves, they are in agony - naturally! They have the impression that they are vanishing. And with reason: there is nothing, no consciousness! These things that appear to us quite natural and evident, are, for people who know nothing, wild imagination. If, for example, you transplant these experiences or this knowledge to the West, well, unless you have been frequenting the circles of occultists, they stare at you with open eyes. And when you have turned your back, they hasten to say, "These people are cranks!" Now to come back to the gods and conclude. It must be said that all those beings who have never had an earthly existence - gods or demons, invisible beings and powers - do not possess what the Divine has put into man: the psychic being. And this psychic being gives to man true love, charity, compassion, a deep kindness, which compensate for all his external defects. In the gods there is no fault because they live according to their own nature, spontaneously and without constraint: as gods, it is their manner of being. But if you take a higher point of view, if you have a higher vision, a vision of the whole, you see that they lack certain qualities that are exclusively human. By his capacity of love and self-giving, man can have as much power as the gods and even more, when he is not egoistic, when he has surmounted his egoism. If he fulfils the required condition, man is nearer to the Supreme than the gods are. He can be nearer. He is not so automatically, but he has the power to be so, the potentiality. If human love manifested itself without mixture, it would be all-powerful. Unfortunately, in human love there is as much love of oneself as of the one loved; it is not a love that makes you forget yourself. - 4 November 1958 ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother III 355

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1:Oh, the places you'll go! ~ Dr Seuss,
2:The banks run the place. ~ Collin Peterson,
3:The place that does ~ John William Fletcher,
4:This is not the place! ~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky,
5:Perfect. The place is solid. ~ Ahren Sanders,
6:Stay in the Place of Rest Maybe ~ Joel Osteen,
7:the place on G. eddie baron ~ George Saunders,
8:think we're at the place where ~ Penny Wylder,
9:It’s called the Placebo effect.” I ~ C L Stone,
10:Never the time and the place ~ Robert Browning,
11:Libraries can take the place of God. ~ Umberto Eco,
12:My emotions are all over the place. ~ Colleen Hoover,
13:Nothing can take the place of true love. ~ Jon Jones,
14:nothing takes the place of persistence. ~ Steve Berry,
15:Solitude is the place of purification. ~ Martin Buber,
16:The place was also slightly haunted, ~ Thomas Ligotti,
17:We're in space and space is the place! ~ Randy Savage,
18:Nashville, man. That's the place to be. ~ Willie Geist,
19:College isn't the place to go for ideas. ~ Helen Keller,
20:The place to find is within yourself. ~ Joseph Campbell,
21:TV is the place that writers want to be. ~ Ayelet Zurer,
22:Consult the Genius of the Place in all. ~ Alexander Pope,
23:Home is the place where you feel happy. ~ Salman Rushdie,
24:Man is but the place where I stand. ~ Henry David Thoreau,
25:The place is a consummate mind-fuck. ~ Karen Marie Moning,
26:The place of justice is a hallowed place. ~ Francis Bacon,
27:The wound is the place where the Light enters you. ~ Rumi,
28:Rules cannot take the place of character. ~ Alan Greenspan,
29:The place smelled of mildew and rot. What ~ David Baldacci,
30:Dreams: the place most of us get what we need. ~ Amy Hempel,
31:If the race is good, so is the place. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
32:In America, money takes the place of God. ~ Anzia Yezierska,
33:neighborhood, the place I left each ~ Christina Baker Kline,
34:Wit does not take the place of knowledge. ~ Luc de Clapiers,
35:Certainty is the place where questions go to die. ~ Dee Hock,
36:Just where you are—that’s the place to start. ~ Pema Ch dr n,
37:Just where you are-that's the place to start! ~ Pema Chodron,
38:Lies, lies are the place where darkness grows. ~ Kami Garcia,
39:Home is the place with the most rules. ~ Jonathan Safran Foer,
40:I honor the place in you where we are all one. ~ Wayne W Dyer,
41:I’m just shitting rainbows all over the place. ~ Jessica Park,
42:Jacob's room is the place entropy goes to die. ~ Jodi Picoult,
43:Litigation takes the place of sex at middle age. ~ Gore Vidal,
44:many families like us around the place—out on a ~ M L Stedman,
45:No one can take the place of a friend, no one. ~ Maya Angelou,
46:One returns to the place one came from. ~ Jean de La Fontaine,
47:The hurt is the place where the music enters you. ~ Ella Leya,
48:As hoped, the place was semideserted. ~ Barbara Claypole White,
49:As the place is worth seeing, nobody goes there. ~ Victor Hugo,
50:But Fear and the Muse in turn guard the place ~ Anna Akhmatova,
51:constant police presence. The place’s formal ~ John L Allen Jr,
52:Life had stepped into the place of theory. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
53:Life had stepped into the place of theory ~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky,
54:Then the true essence of the place came to him, ~ Phil Rickman,
55:The place to observe nature is where you are. ~ John Burroughs,
56:The wound is the place where the light enters you. ~ Matt Haig,
57:It is the place where he is meant to be lost. ~ Haruki Murakami,
58:Smack in the centre of contradiction is the place to be. ~ Bono,
59:The place of the expert is on tap not on top. ~ Albert Einstein,
60:The universe is popping all over the place. ~ Riccardo Giacconi,
61:Country roads, take me home, to the place I belong ~ John Denver,
62:Heaven is the place where you think of nowhere else. ~ Pico Iyer,
63:He wanted to go home to the place that he hated. ~ Katherine Boo,
64:Home is the place where loneliness disappears. ~ Thich Nhat Hanh,
65:Home is the place you can go when you're whipped. ~ Muhammad Ali,
66:Ignoble contentment takes the place of burning zeal. ~ A W Tozer,
67:Nice, huh? I was just special all over the place. ~ Lili St Crow,
68:The place you live has powers on your fate! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
69:This is the place of places and and it is here. ~ Gertrude Stein,
70:Disease is not of the body but of the place. ~ Seneca the Younger,
71:Home is the place where they have to take you in ~ Diana Gabaldon,
72:I am homesick most for the place I’ve never known. ~ Kent Russell,
73:Opportunity lies in the place where the complaints are. ~ Jack Ma,
74:people usually choose the place they get lost in ~ Gerard Donovan,
75:The world is a place, the place is where you are. ~ Joel Shepherd,
76:We’re stronger in the places that we’ve been broken. ~ L H Cosway,
77:Coming into the place of Soul-awareness is coming home. ~ Ram Dass,
78:High School is the place where poetry goes to die. ~ Billy Collins,
79:I still define myself by the places that I've been. ~ Ani DiFranco,
80:We hold upon this earth the place of God Almighty. ~ Pope Leo XIII,
81:God is the place where I do not remember the rest. ~ Joseph Joubert,
82:Her heart turned dark at the place that had been his. ~ Victor Hugo,
83:People often belittle the place where they were born. ~ Mitch Albom,
84:The place where I am is always my favorite place. ~ Ari Marcopoulos,
85:You have to pick the places you don't walk away from. ~ Joan Didion,
86:Let the statues crumble. You have always been the place. ~ Sarah Kay,
87:No amount of energy will take the place of thought. ~ Henry Van Dyke,
88:Thankfulness brings you to the place where the Beloved lives. ~ Rumi,
89:The ocean was my addiction, the place I loved most. ~ Kerry Lonsdale,
90:The wound is the place where the Light enters you. ~ Cassandra Clare,
91:Ambition can take the place of everything - even sex. ~ Bruce Forsyth,
92:burn the place down. Don't rest, and don't stop—ever. ~ Grant Cardone,
93:Color is the place where our brain and the universe meet. ~ Paul Klee,
94:Emotion arises at the place where mind and body meet. ~ Eckhart Tolle,
95:He should be in the Place of No Stars for all eternity. ~ Erin Hunter,
96:I am the place in which something has occurred. ~ Claude Levi Strauss,
97:I am the place in which something has occurred. ~ Claude L vi Strauss,
98:I'm kind of all over the place, and I need grounding. ~ Courteney Cox,
99:The best time to see her is when the place is almost full. ~ Joe Hill,
100:the place we return to is never the same place we left. ~ Orhan Pamuk,
101:When it's a matter of the heart, the place doesn't matter. ~ Bob Goff,
102:I did plays and movies and whatever all over the place. ~ Joe Mantegna,
103:I’m a learning machine and this is the place to learn. ~ Carmine Gallo,
104:In yourself right now is all the place you've got. ~ Flannery O Connor,
105:I see you. I will be careful with the places that hurt. ~ Eileen Wilks,
106:It is the place of feeling that binds us or frees us. ~ Jack Kornfield,
107:The heart is the place where our life gets its direction. ~ Jim George,
108:The places where trails do not exist are not well marked. ~ Dave Barry,
109:“The wound is the place where the Light enters you.” ~ Jalaluddin Rumi,
110:This is the place to see the stars - Hollywood Bowl. ~ Mahalia Jackson,
111:We shall meet in the place where there is no darkness. ~ George Orwell,
112:Conflict is the place where character and plot intersect. ~ Nancy Kress,
113:The threshold is the place of expectation. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,
114:We're stronger in the places that we've been broken. ~ Ernest Hemingway,
115:We’re stronger in the places that we’ve been broken. ~ Ernest Hemingway,
116:A lot of my world-view is formed by the places Ive been. ~ James Ransone,
117:Where ever I am not is the place where I am myself. ~ Charles Baudelaire,
118:You go to the Place of the Lie to find out the truth? ~ Ursula K Le Guin,
119:A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams. ~ John Barrymore,
120:Emotions arise in the place where your mind and body meet ~ Eckhart Tolle,
121:I still have dreams about CBGB's. I still miss the place. ~ Henry Rollins,
122:Love had always issued out of the places that hurt the most. ~ Pat Conroy,
123:Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. ~ Calvin Coolidge,
124:When I am silent, I fall into the place where everything is music. ~ Rumi,
125:a dream is the place where a wish and a fear meet. ~ Gregory David Roberts,
126:I'm kind of scatterbrain and all over the place at times. ~ Johanna Braddy,
127:No matter where you from, there's ghettos all over the place. ~ Method Man,
128:Practice presence -- embrace the place where life happens. ~ Eckhart Tolle,
129:so familiar that you slide back to the place where you fit. ~ Jodi Picoult,
130:agents that showed up to bust the place. I nearly got ~ Denise Grover Swank,
131:Eternity is the place where questions and answers become one. ~ Elie Wiesel,
132:Heaven might be defined as the place which men avoid. ~ Henry David Thoreau,
133:Silently, God opens his golden eyes over the place of skulls. ~ Georg Trakl,
134:step in. The place is empty—completely empty. We find ourselves ~ E L James,
135:The cross is the place where the Judge takes the Judgment. ~ Timothy Keller,
136:The place in which I'll fit will not exist until I make it. ~ James Baldwin,
137:The place smelled like an incense farm married to a flower shop. ~ J D Robb,
138:We are defined by the places we hold in the web of others' lives. ~ Ken Liu,
139:We are defined by the places we hold in the web of others’ lives. ~ Ken Liu,
140:We are homesick most for the places we have never known. ~ Carson McCullers,
141:He was male and ripped in all the places I was soft. ~ Jennifer L Armentrout,
142:I have no interest in Trump TV. I hear it all over the place. ~ Donald Trump,
143:I know the places in my heart, but the names have all changed. ~ Nicola Yoon,
144:I’ll make a swing so I can reach the places I can’t reach yet. ~ Nina LaCour,
145:No one likes a person that "should of" all over the place. ~ Shannon L Alder,
146:Perhaps it is always summer, in the place where we are young. ~ Lavie Tidhar,
147:San Francisco is the place where most people were last seen ~ Ambrose Bierce,
148:...the intimacy the mind makes with the place it awakens in. ~ Wendell Berry,
149:the place I truly dwelt, a cold eternity of endless grief. ~ Madeline Miller,
150:The place went on forever-like Costco or a chemistry lecture. ~ Rick Riordan,
151:You can put up with a change of place if only the place is changed. ~ Seneca,
152:A conclusion is simply the place where you got tired of thinking. ~ Dan Chaon,
153:God is the place of spirits, as spaces are the places of bodies. ~ John Locke,
154:Happiness comes from within. Stuff only clutters up the place. ~ Judi Fennell,
155:I don't think the tennis tour is the place to have friends ~ Eugenie Bouchard,
156:My feelings are all over the place. Can you be bipolar in love? ~ Nicole Reed,
157:The excellence of a residence is in (the suitability of) the place; ~ Lao Tzu,
158:The place in which I'll fit will not exist until I make it. ~ James A Baldwin,
159:When you get to the place where you would worry, Stop and pray. ~ Edgar Cayce,
160:Dust in the air suspended,
Marks the place where a story ended. ~ T S Eliot,
161:God chose Memphis as the place that I will continue my career. ~ Allen Iverson,
162:I'm a demon, not a pig, so I keep the place relatively neat. ~ Lisa Desrochers,
163:People only go to the places they have visited first in their minds. ~ Cam ron,
164:The place you are looking for is the place from which you are looking. ~ Mooji,
165:Youth are no longer the place where society reveals its dreams. ~ Henry Giroux,
166:Accept the place the divine providence has found for you. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
167:A sleeping pill will never take the place of a clear conscience. ~ Eddie Cantor,
168:But where shall wisdom be found? and where is the place of understanding? ~ Job,
169:I takes a pretty special man to take the place of no man at all. ~ Susan Branch,
170:Thankfulness brings you to the place where the Beloved lives. ~ Jalaluddin Rumi,
171:The wound is the place where the light enters you. —Pablo Neruda ~ Ellery Adams,
172:Your first task is to find the place where your soul is at home. ~ Thomas Moore,
173:And there,
in the place where possibility lived,
I shone. ~ Sarah Ockler,
174:But progress means getting nearer to the place where you want to be. ~ C S Lewis,
175:I have lost control over everything, even the places in my head. ~ Paula Hawkins,
176:I have lost control over everything...even the places in my head ~ Paula Hawkins,
177:I learned the first night that IHOP's not the place to order fish. ~ Larry David,
178:It takes a pretty special man to take the place of no man at all. ~ Susan Branch,
179:It takes a pretty special man to take the place to no man at all. ~ Susan Branch,
180:Most of the places I've been, I've been a main piece of the puzzle. ~ Eric Davis,
181:The place has entered has coloured my life like a stain. ~ Adam Nicolson,
182:The place that seems most dangerous is exactly where safety lies. ~ Barbara Cook,
183:The place to begin the task of eliminating evil is within yourself. ~ Gary Zukav,
184:The place where optimism most flourishes is the lunatic asylum. ~ Havelock Ellis,
185:the place where optism most flourishes is the lunatic asylum. ~ H Havelock Ellis,
186:All our life is but a going out to the place of execution, to death. ~ John Donne,
187:What ever we embrace eventually reveals the place we have been seeking. ~ Gangaji,
188:A conclusion is the place you get to when you’re tired of thinking. ~ Jill Shalvis,
189:All the places my mind took me were places I did not want to go. ~ Linwood Barclay,
190:But the places we come from don't leave us as easily as we leave them. ~ Aryn Kyle,
191:Home is the place that'll catch you when you fall. And we all fall. ~ Billie Letts,
192:I am the place where two rivers meet, silted with upheaval and loss. ~ Lori Benton,
193:I'd rather send out a mass email then hang posters all over the place ~ Todd Barry,
194:If the shit hits the fan, unplug it before it gets all over the place. ~ Mark Tufo,
195:ignorant of the place it had been and blind to where it was headed. ~ Clive Barker,
196:Right, cause I'm bleeding all over the place for shits and giggles. ~ Julie Kagawa,
197:The doctor-patient relationship is critical to the placebo effect. ~ Irving Kirsch,
198:The place where optimism most flourishes is the lunatic asylum. ~ H Havelock Ellis,
199:The sight suddenly drove home the fantastic isolation of the place. ~ Ernest Cline,
200:to meet, despite the time, the place, and despite the circumstances. ~ Amy Hatvany,
201:who chooses the beginning of the road chooses the place it leads to. ~ Kami Garcia,
202:13 Then God went up from him at the place where he had talked with him. ~ Anonymous,
203:Country Roads, take me home To the place I belong…”   – John Denver ~ Rashmi Bansal,
204:Healing is the application of love to the places inside that hurt. ~ Iyanla Vanzant,
205:If you want to grow spiritually, the place to start is with God. ~ Elizabeth George,
206:I love the place that I live, but I hate the people in charge. ~ Immortal Technique,
207:Is where you're from the place you're leaving or where you have roots? ~ Sara Gruen,
208:People always arrive promptly at the places where they are expected. ~ Paulo Coelho,
209:Heaven's the place where all the dogs you've ever loved come to greet you. ~ Unknown,
210:Heaven was the place where you kept alive the dreams of your memories. ~ Orhan Pamuk,
211:I can’t stand Paris. I hate the place. Full of people talking French ~ P G Wodehouse,
212:People only go to the places they have visited first in their minds. ~ Camron Wright,
213:So if someone is thinking about me, then that's the place I go ? ~ Masashi Kishimoto,
214:starting from the place of let’s-write-a-hit is the death of creativity. ~ Joe Perry,
215:The beach is not the place to work; to read, write or think. ~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh,
216:The heart is the place through which energy flows to sustain you. ~ Michael A Singer,
217:The person you are matters more than the place to which you go. ~ Seneca the Younger,
218:Wherever you visit, let the place you visit remembers you well! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
219:You must find the place inside yourself where nothing is impossible. ~ Deepak Chopra,
220:A cycle had been broken, and the place it tore was between me and you. ~ Sarah Smarsh,
221:Growing up, I got inspired by the history of the place,” Jobs said. ~ Walter Isaacson,
222:He who chooses the beginning of the road chooses the place it leads to. ~ Kami Garcia,
223:I'd like to bring magic back to the place it used to be 100 years ago. ~ David Blaine,
224:I had too much Nyquil and Vivarin again. Lost my stomach all over the place. ~ Eminem,
225:It seems to me that I will always be happy in the place where I am not. ~ Paul Auster,
226:Just where you are—that’s the place to start. ~ Pema Chodron, The Pocket Pema Chodron,
227:only place the broken past has in our present, is the place we give it. ~ Lucian Bane,
228:The place where failure happens is also the place where courage lives. ~ Robin Sharma,
229:There was alliteration happening all over the place in that sentence. ~ Moira J Moore,
230:Where else do you find great directors? Acting is one of the places. ~ Liev Schreiber,
231:Worrying causes us to be “all over the place,” but seldom at home. ~ Henri J M Nouwen,
232:A writer’s life is in his work, and that is the place to find him. ~ Joyce Carol Oates,
233:For a small island [Great Britain], the place is remarkably diverse. ~ William Golding,
234:India will reveal to you the places in your heart that must be purified. ~ Erin Lokitz,
235:is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in. ~ Roger Cohen,
236:That's what we're all looking for, the place where the work leads us. ~ Dustin Hoffman,
237:The home is a tryst-the place where we retire and shut the world out. ~ Elbert Hubbard,
238:The only place we have to come before we die is the place of seeing God. ~ Ann Voskamp,
239:There is no real ending. It's just the place where you stop the story. ~ Frank Herbert,
240:There is no real ending. It’s just the place where you stop the story. ~ Frank Herbert,
241:The world, somebody wrote, is the place we prove real by dying in it. ~ Salman Rushdie,
242:WOULD IT SURPRISE you to learn that the place was bigger on the inside? ~ Rick Riordan,
243:Yeah. I've been pretty fortunate to travel I guess, all around the place. ~ Ben E King,
244:You are everything I could ever want. You are the place I want to be. ~ Helena Hunting,
245:You will all die in this place. This is the place where death was born. ~ Jeff Wheeler,
246:And I think, If i dared to ever open that paper, this would be the place. ~ Ally Condie,
247:I hate him. Except for all the places where I love him half to death. ~ Charlotte Stein,
248:Out of all the places we could be, we're right here. At the same time. ~ Colleen Hoover,
249:Out of all the places we could be, we’re right here. At the same time. ~ Colleen Hoover,
250:To name something is to wait for it in the place you think it will pass. ~ Amiri Baraka,
251:Truth is as straight as an arrow, while a lie swivels all over the place. ~ Suzy Kassem,
252:Vocation is the place where our deep gladness meets the world’s deep need. ~ Jeff Goins,
253:From the place where we are right, flowers will not grow in the spring. ~ Yehuda Amichai,
254:Heaven is right where you are standing, and that is the place to train ~ Morihei Ueshiba,
255:He's a zealous fellow, but zeal can't really take the place of brains. ~ Agatha Christie,
256:I cannot forget the place that I come from. The Congo is much in need. ~ Dikembe Mutombo,
257:If at first you don't succeed, torch the place and claim on the insurance. ~ Dave Turner,
258:I love the place; the magnificent books; I require books as I require air. ~ Sholem Asch,
259:Imagine walking past the place where you lost someone, every single day. ~ Paula Hawkins,
260:I've been at the place where it seems like the only way left is down. ~ Jessica Sorensen,
261:New York is the coolest city. The place just never sleeps. It's amazing. ~ Margot Robbie,
262:The heart never takes the place of the head: but it can, and should, obey it ~ C S Lewis,
263:The household became the place where the consumption of wages takes place. ~ Ivan Illich,
264:For the Infinite One, there is no place, the individual is himself the place. ~ Anonymous,
265:Heaven is right where you are standing, and that is the place to train. ~ Morihei Ueshiba,
266:Hollytree was the place you were sent if Hell was having a spring clean. ~ Angela Marsons,
267:I had found my place in the world, the place I fit, the place I shined. ~ Stephenie Meyer,
268:I shall show that the place does not honor the man, but the man the place. ~ Agesilaus II,
269:It's good to plan, but don't let the planning take the place of doing. ~ Karen McQuestion,
270:No one should have to go back to the place where she had once been a girl. ~ Ann Patchett,
271:Protect your spirit, because you are in the place where spirits get eaten. ~ John Trudell,
272:she had no fear of the spotlight, only of the places it did not reach. ~ David Halberstam,
273:that the time is always ripe, that the place is here and the time is now. ~ Johan Galtung,
274:The heart never takes the place of the head: but it can, and should, obey it. ~ C S Lewis,
275:The only place the broken past has in our present, is the place we give it. ~ Lucian Bane,
276:The place for truth is not in the facts of a novel; it is in the feelings. ~ Mary Stewart,
277:The places where hopeless people go to end it all, cathedrals of despair. ~ Paula Hawkins,
278:We are always in the place of beginning; there is no advance in infinity. ~ Northrop Frye,
279:A person who longs to leave the place where he lives is an unhappy person. ~ Milan Kundera,
280:Atlanta's my musical home. It really was the place where I really came alive. ~ John Mayer,
281:Don't get lost. Give it a try. Go find the place that you're wishing for. ~ Natsuki Takaya,
282:Don't stink up the place with bad acting, if an opportunity comes your way. ~ Edie McClurg,
283:I hated the homes, the families, all the places where man thinks to find rest. ~ Andr Gide,
284:One may return to the place of his birth, He cannot go back to his youth. ~ John Burroughs,
285:The place is very well and quiet and the children only scream in a low voice. ~ Lord Byron,
286:The place was a familiar as breath but as far from his life now as the moon. ~ Kim Edwards,
287:A happy ending is just the place where you choose to stop telling the story. ~ Leah Stewart,
288:An idol is anything in the created order that is put in the place of God. ~ Nancy R Pearcey,
289:Home is the place where there is somebody who does not wish you any pain. ~ Darryl Pinckney,
290:I could actually see the magic of the place, shimmering like a soap bubble. ~ Cameron Dokey,
291:If you ever get to the place where injustice doesn't bother you, you're dead. ~ Molly Ivins,
292:I have lost control over everything, even the places in my head. WEDNESDAY, ~ Paula Hawkins,
293:I want to share the places I love with you before I dont have you anymore ~ Lisa Desrochers,
294:Of all the places I didn’t want to live, the past was at the top of the list. ~ Edie Claire,
295:Seeing my family have it all took the place of that desire for diplomas on the wall ~ Drake,
296:the Church should be the place where a word reverberates right into the world. ~ Karl Barth,
297:The household has become the place where the consumption of wages takes place ~ Ivan Illich,
298:The place makes it news as much as what happened in the place, sonny. That’s ~ Stephen King,
299:the place where, as with the berm, one comes to be alone, to dream of others. ~ Andr Aciman,
300:The remaining liberty of the world was to be destroyed in the place where it stood. ~ Lucan,
301:We are the wreck of what we have been, and the place of our own future demise, ~ Jesse Ball,
302:We are the wreck of what we have been, and the place of our own future demise. ~ Jesse Ball,
303:When things get really bad you take comfort in the placeness of a place. ~ Banana Yoshimoto,
304:You get tired of always wondering anew why life has to take the place of youth. ~ Gary Lutz,
305:Consult the genius of the place, that paints as you plant, and as you work. ~ Alexander Pope,
306:Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in. ~ Robert Frost,
307:I didnt know photography would take me to the places that it has taken me ~ Carrie Mae Weems,
308:If you are still living, it’s because you have not yet arrived at the place you should be. ~,
309:I ought not to speak about the dead because the dead are all over the place. ~ Harold Pinter,
310:Pilgrimage to the place of the wise is to find escape from the flame of separateness. ~ Rumi,
311:The place between your comfort zone and your dream is where life takes place. ~ Helen Keller,
312:The place between your comfort zone and your dream is where life takes place. ~ Nick Vujicic,
313:The place where no harm can come is the place where nothing at all can come. ~ Quentin Crisp,
314:Use your fear... it can take you to the place where you store your courage. ~ Amelia Earhart,
315:Vidal himself joked that at a certain age lawsuits took the place of sex. ~ Christopher Bram,
316:When things get really bad, you take comfort in the placeness of a place. ~ Banana Yoshimoto,
317:Will you ask God to bring you to the place where you're willing to be willing? ~ Johnny Hunt,
318:Citizenship is the chance to make a difference to the place where you belong. ~ Charles Handy,
319:Home is the place where you are most thoroughly yourself, with no pretenses. ~ Victoria Moran,
320:How we gets to the place where we scared to talk softness to each other. ~ Lorraine Hansberry,
321:I come from the place where I am thinking 'I have put my blood on the pages.' ~ Albert Brooks,
322:Me that 'ave followed my trade In the place where the Lightnin's are made . . . ~ David Drake,
323:NO ROADS, NOT a single one, lead to the place where we had gotten ourselves. ~ Anthony Shadid,
324:Put too many one-size-fits-all jackets on Americans and the place explodes. ~ Lamar Alexander,
325:The place I live in is a kind of maze and I keep seeking the exit or the home. ~ Anne Sexton,
326:The places I've worked in the past, I always stayed three years and moved on. ~ Craig Kilborn,
327:Travel works best when you're forced to come to terms with the place you're in ~ Paul Theroux,
328:You’re welcome to it, you know…”
Oh, God, the places her mind had gone. ~ Kimberly Kincaid,
329:A man puts on clothes for the place and occasion. A woman dresses to make a point. ~ C D Reiss,
330:Hayden, you are everything I could ever want. You are the place I want to be. ~ Helena Hunting,
331:Hiddenness is the place of purification. In hiddenness we find our true selves. ~ Henri Nouwen,
332:Home was the place where, when you have to go there, they have to chain you up. ~ Stephen King,
333:How can you seperate those things though? The people are the place is the people. ~ John Green,
334:I don't like modeling, but in terms of the places I got to visit, it was great. ~ Karen Gillan,
335:It was in a certain sense home – the place, that is, where one doesn’t feel. ~ Fernando Pessoa,
336:Love remembers the places where it touched down. You can follow it back to them. ~ Kate Scelsa,
337:Now we have a problem in making our power credible, and Vietnam is the place. ~ John F Kennedy,
338:Respect the place you live, be aware of the impact that you have on things. ~ Marion Cotillard,
339:Secrets find a way out in sleep . . . It is the place where there is no pretense. ~ Bell Hooks,
340:The place of true belonging, it's the bravest and most sacred place you'll stand. ~ Bren Brown,
341:The place stank like someone had butchered a rotting cow in a Porta Potti. The ~ Mario Acevedo,
342:The place was so British, I wouldn't have been surprised if the mice wore monocles. ~ Bob Hope,
343:Thus heaven's gift to us is this:
That habit takes the place of bliss. ~ Alexander Pushkin,
344:Travel works best when you're forced to come to terms with the place you're in. ~ Paul Theroux,
345:When things get really bad, you take comfort in the placeness of a place. I ~ Banana Yoshimoto,
346:Go into yourself and see how deep the place is from which your life flows. ~ Rainer Maria Rilke,
347:If you are not too large for the place you occupy, you are too small for it. ~ James A Garfield,
348:If you've been put in your place long enough you begin to act like the place. ~ Randall Jarrell,
349:It always seems to me that I should feel well in the place where I am not. ~ Charles Baudelaire,
350:Lessons are not to take the place of practice, but to make practice worthwhile. ~ Harvey Penick,
351:Never overlook folklore if you want to really know about the place it came from. ~ Kate Milford,
352:People who move to New York always the same mistake. They can't see the place. ~ Victor LaValle,
353:Personally I am in favour of education but a university is not the place for it. ~ Tom Stoppard,
354:The family was an art ... and the dinner table was the place it found expression. ~ Don DeLillo,
355:The people I met and the places I been Are all what make me the man I so proudly am. ~ Kid Cudi,
356:The place that haunts us and fuels us even as we wonder whether it truly exists. ~ Ben Monopoli,
357:The place where the system and people's intentions meet is the political arena. ~ Peter Garrett,
358:The sacredness, if there is any, is all in yourself and not in the place. ~ Henry David Thoreau,
359:to the place soon to be known throughout the nation as the “murder farm.”[4] ~ Harold Schechter,
360:Vocation is the place where our deep gladness meets the world's deep need. ~ Frederick Buechner,
361:About age ten, we moved from the place where I was born, moved overseas. ~ Mary Chapin Carpenter,
362:All beginnings are delightful; the threshold is the place to pause. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,
363:As the Persian poet Rumi once wrote, ‘Light enters at the place of the wound. ~ Harold S Kushner,
364:Beating the drums for Hawaii is not hard to do... the place just grows on you. ~ James MacArthur,
365:I don't feel like I've nearly got to the place where I'm ready to even slow down. ~ Ricky Skaggs,
366:Like a first love, the place where peace is first found is never, ever forgotten. ~ Louise Penny,
367:Our body is the place that our memories and dreams call home for the time being. ~ Deepak Chopra,
368:The Italians have had 2,000 years to fix up the Forum and just look at the place! ~ P J O Rourke,
369:The place to improve the world is first in one's own heart and head and hands. ~ Robert M Pirsig,
370:The place you look at for the salvation must be the science, not the skies! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
371:We are here on the planet only once, and might as well get a feel for the place. ~ Annie Dillard,
372:We may stop lovin' to watch Bugs Bunny, but he can't take the place of my honey. ~ Eddie Cochran,
373:You got blood on your face, you big disgrace, waving your banner all over the place. ~ Brian May,
374:Anyone who's grown up or lived on the Jersey Shore knows the place is unique. ~ Bruce Springsteen,
375:God is all over the place. And even if He isn't, if it makes me feel good, why not? ~ Grace Slick,
376:If you hand me a guitar, I'll play the blues. That's the place I automatically go. ~ Eric Clapton,
377:I know I can cook, but the place where I cook... it's a mess! I'm very disorganized. ~ Paula Deen,
378:It isn’t the place you choose,” he said, “it’s the people you choose to trust. ~ Marsha Cornelius,
379:It’s not the place that matters, It’s how good you are when you get there.” -Rylann ~ Julie James,
380:My attention span is all over the place, and I overthink things. I'm an insomniac. ~ Selena Gomez,
381:No matter where you work or how you feel about the place, bless it with love. ~ Cheryl Richardson,
382:One thing I loved about New Zealand was the indoor/outdoor lifestyle of the place. ~ Gabriel Mann,
383:Oratory should raise your heart rate. Oratory should blow the doors off the place. ~ Aaron Sorkin,
384:Putting yourself in the place of what thinking ethically is all about. ~ Peter Singer,
385:Stand-up is the place where you can do things that you could never do in public. ~ Robin Williams,
386:Surely it was a good way to die, in the place of someone else, someone I loved. ~ Stephenie Meyer,
387:The cross is the place where, and the means by which, God loved us to the uttermost. ~ N T Wright,
388:The place of exciting innovation - where the action is - that's Rhode Island! ~ Donald L Carcieri,
389:The place where you continually return for love and acceptance—that's home. ~ Richelle E Goodrich,
390:there was a feeling as if I carried a small leaden coffin in the place of my heart ~ Iris Murdoch,
391:Change is an illusion because we're always at the place where any future can take us. ~ Alan Watts,
392:Each place is the right place--the place where I now am can be a sacred space. (3) ~ Ravi Ravindra,
393:I'm always jumping on a plane somewhere. With my lifestyle, I'm all over the place. ~ Cameron Diaz,
394:Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn ~ Harriet Beecher Stowe,
395:Sometimes I imagine a map composed only of the places I’d like to see once more. ~ Andrzej Stasiuk,
396:We are all migrants. We are exiled from the place where meaning meant something. ~ Gregory Maguire,
397:"What you do is what the whole universe is doing at the place you call here and now." ~ Alan Watts,
398:You've taken me to the place where I most want to be; you've taken me into your arms. ~ M S Willis,
399:I cross the place where my heart used to be and hope to be even deader than I am now. ~ Derek Landy,
400:I've never really had a desk job, but I've died one day at a time all over the place. ~ Jon Foreman,
401:I want to tell her that darkness is not bad. It is only the place we can't see yet. ~ Melissa Febos,
402:Long before our words go wrong, our hearts are the place in which they fester and brew. ~ Anonymous,
403:Lord, I love the house where You dwell, the place where Your glory resides. Psalm 26:8 ~ Beth Moore,
404:My bark, once struck by the fury of the storm, dreads again to approach the place of danger. ~ Ovid,
405:Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn. ~ Harriet Beecher Stowe,
406:Sometimes it’s the risks we take that lead us to exactly the place we need to be. ~ Alyssa Rose Ivy,
407:-the place where we store the true parts of our soul, away from the rest of the world. ~ Kailin Gow,
408:The place where you are is the one where my mind must live, wherever I might travel. ~ George Eliot,
409:Berlin is the place to which I am most closely bound by human and scientific ties. ~ Albert Einstein,
410:Getting through Lake Tahoe was already like L.A., with construction all over the place, ~ Neil Peart,
411:I used to work in a fire hydrant factory. You couldn’t park anywhere near the place. ~ Steven Wright,
412:More and more, quicker and quicker, the places I travel draw me in like a spell. I ~ Rachel Friedman,
413:My career seems to be a career of non-specific subjects which are all over the place. ~ Ridley Scott,
414:Somebody told me that this is the place where everything's better and everything's safe ~ John Mayer,
415:(The best advice her mother ever gave her: “Walk in like you own the place.”) ~ Emily St John Mandel,
416:The past is the place we view the present from as much as the other way around. ~ Frederick Buechner,
417:The place had that strange unfurnished cleanliness that lonely houses sometimes have. ~ Sally Rooney,
418:The really important difficulty is the place, room, cave, cabin to write in. – Jean Rhys ~ Jean Rhys,
419:Those who seek understanding find it, though not always in the places they expect. ~ Austin J Bailey,
420:But guilt isn't smart. It isn't logical. It doesn't only live in the places it belongs. ~ Ally Carter,
421:Everything is an emergency. If you don’t like emergencies, this isn’t the place for you. ~ A G Riddle,
422:Expectations is the place you must always go to before you get to where you're going. ~ Norton Juster,
423:Firelit rooms lined with books—these are the places in which important things happen. ~ Anthony Doerr,
424:Forgiveness, which is the place that every story turns, the chance we give each other. ~ Beth Kephart,
425:It’s weird to think the place where we’re standing will only be a point in the sky. ~ Chuck Palahniuk,
426:I want to kick-start your imagination and let you discover the places it can take you. ~ Terry Brooks,
427:Reading is a dissuasion from immorality. Reading stands in the place of company. ~ Henry Ward Beecher,
428:The audience, the place youre in, has everything to do with how your performance goes. ~ Kevin Spacey,
429:The detectives ransack the place with the passion of soldiers fighting a just war. ~ Aleksandar Hemon,
430:The edge of a precipice... That is the place where man sits throughout his life! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
431:The myth of unending consumption has taken the place of the belief in life everlasting. ~ Ivan Illich,
432:The novel, I submit, is not merely the ultimate goal. It is also the place to start. ~ Lawrence Block,
433:We return to the places we're from; we trample faded corners and pencil in new lines. ~ Anthony Doerr,
434:While everyone was distracted, your mother set the place on fire. She is one fierce woman. ~ Susan Ee,
435:Drawn by warm nostalgic feelings for the place and by two sweet little words: "Open Bar." ~ Bill Geist,
436:Her arms, wrapping around me like my own house, because she was the place I was from. ~ Margaret Stohl,
437:leave the place. From the day Mr Radley took Arthur home, people said the house died. But ~ Harper Lee,
438:New seed is faithful. It roots deepest in the places that are the most empty. ~ Clarissa Pinkola Est s,
439:Peacefulness should be the place we begin rather than the place we try to achieve. ~ Jill Bolte Taylor,
440:Personally I'm obsessive-compulsive about the placement and cleanliness of my things. ~ Chace Crawford,
441:Rome ... seems to me the place in the world where one can best dispense with happiness. ~ Fanny Kemble,
442:Sometimes I get a little manic and you can't stop me. I'm all over the place. I have fun ~ Dom DeLuise,
443:The record is definitely a musical journey. It's kind of all over the place, which I like. ~ Tommy Lee,
444:You’re up too high and down too low. Neither is the place where we get any work done. ~ Cheryl Strayed,
445:A good teacher must be able to put himself in the place of those who find learning hard. ~ Eliphas Levi,
446:And then he smiles, and in all the places around the globe where it's night, day breaks. ~ Jandy Nelson,
447:Ants do no bend their ways to empty barns, so no friend will visit the place of departed wealth. ~ Ovid,
448:Firelit rooms lined with books - these are the places in which important things happen. ~ Anthony Doerr,
449:He was safe here; this was the place he loved - sanctuary, the paradise of his despair. ~ Malcolm Lowry,
450:I am a man now. Pass your hand over my brow. You can feel the place where the brains grow. ~ R S Thomas,
451:I believe that the place to search for extraterrestrials is in the psychic dimension. ~ Terence McKenna,
452:I'm all over the place. As you may have seen from the credits, I write with everybody. ~ Michael McKean,
453:It's not the place, I think. It's the people. We'd have all been the same anywhere else. ~ Markus Zusak,
454:Love: the sickest of Irony’s sick jokes. The place where logic and order go to die. ~ Christopher Moore,
455:The past is always gone,” Wahram said. “Whether the place is still there or not. ~ Kim Stanley Robinson,
456:What if you like the elephant were gone to the place you were meant, after all, to be? ~ Kate DiCamillo,
457:But the time draws on for experience and observation to take the place of instruction: if ~ Fanny Burney,
458:Do you think there are answers to everything here? Is that true in the place you come from? ~ Gene Wolfe,
459:For me, truth cracks open in the places where things do not cohere. That's how life is. ~ Rachel Kushner,
460:If you have no opposition in the place you serve, you're serving in the wrong place. ~ G Campbell Morgan,
461:lean in to kiss me
in all the places

where the ache
the most special. ~ Sanober Khan,
462:She hated the beach, resented the places where she had played planet to Dick's sun. ~ F Scott Fitzgerald,
463:That’s the place you’re looking for: when the movie starts to tell you what it wants to be. ~ Ed Catmull,
464:The place where even the slightest trace of the 'I' does not exist, alone is Self. ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
465:The place where I had freedom most was when I painted. I was completely and utterly myself. ~ Alice Neel,
466:There's a thrill in going someplace you aren't supposed to go. The place should come down. ~ John Wagner,
467:Vocation is the place where your deep gladness and the world's deep
hunger meet. ~ Frederick Buechner,
468:A train will bring you back to the place you came from, but it will not return you home. ~ Jedediah Berry,
469:For the socially timid, the kitchen is the place to be. At least, it is a place to start. ~ Laurie Colwin,
470:Home is the place where when you go there, you have to finally face the thing in the dark. ~ Stephen King,
471:If you're imaginatively responsible to the place you live in, you understand the watershed. ~ Robert Hass,
472:If you were going to be pulling your to-hundred-square-foot tiny home all over the place, ~ Susan Mallery,
473:It's so hard to find the place somewhere in the middle of the best and worst I've felt. ~ Ashly Lorenzana,
474:It was, strangely, like coming home, as if this was the place Poe had meant to be all along. ~ Greg Rucka,
475:Like so many unhappinesses, this one had begun with silence in the place of honest open talk. ~ Ira Levin,
476:Look at the places where no one looks at; and so you can see the things no one sees! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
477:Newark might be one of few the places where the politics is tougher than even Brooklyn. ~ Hakeem Jeffries,
478:Obstinacy is the result of the will forcing itself into the place of the intellect. ~ Arthur Schopenhauer,
479:So it came to pass that as he trudged from the place of blood and wrath his soul changed. ~ Stephen Crane,
480:the church can’t just be the place you go on Sundays—it must become the center of your life. ~ Rod Dreher,
481:The place does not make the man, nor the sceptre the king. Greatness is from within. ~ Robert G Ingersoll,
482:The place where God has supremely destroyed all human arrogance and pretension is the cross. ~ D A Carson,
483:The place where you are now is vital. The path toward victory opens from where you stand. ~ Daisaku Ikeda,
484:There are places. Abandoned places. Forgotten places. These are the places I like to be. ~ Dawn Kurtagich,
485:This complaining rambling rubbish is the substitute which has taken the place of love. ~ Aleister Crowley,
486:A driving range is the place where golfers go to get all the good shots out of their system. ~ Henry Beard,
487:A place is only as good as the people you know in it. It's the people that make the place. ~ Pittacus Lore,
488:Don't go to summer camp. Bury your parents in the backyard and have the place to yourself. ~ Henry Rollins,
489:For the first time, I told Mum that the place I was from was called “Ginestlay,” and when ~ Saroo Brierley,
490:I suppose the place where I live is fairly remote, it would seem remote to some people. ~ Daniel Day Lewis,
491:I was born and raised in the Bay Area. It's the place I got a deep, deep affection for. ~ Michael B Jordan,
492:Like wildflowers you must allow yourself to grow in all the places people thought you never would. ~ Lorde,
493:My flatmate’s away for the weekend. If you fancied meeting against every wall in the place. ~ Cara McKenna,
494:the only place I could feel the pain was in my heart, the place where I’d wounded us both. ~ Meredith Wild,
495:The problem was, I think, that the places I fit in were always falling behind the rimes. ~ Haruki Murakami,
496:This is my home. This is the place that first believed in me. That still believes in me. ~ Nickolas Butler,
497:This is what being alive feels like, you know? The place doesn't matter. You just live. ~ Chuck Klosterman,
498:When I came to America in the '60s, it was the place to be. I wonder if I'd come here today. ~ Helmut Jahn,
499:You ought to be thankful a hole heaping lot, for The places and people you're lucky you're not! ~ Dr Seuss,
500:A place you will visit again and again. A gateway to all the places you don’t want to be. ~ Neal Shusterman,

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


   15 Occultism
   10 Philosophy
   9 Christianity
   6 Integral Yoga
   5 Yoga
   5 Kabbalah
   2 Integral Theory
   2 Hinduism
   2 Buddhism

   23 Sri Aurobindo
   13 Aleister Crowley
   12 The Mother
   11 Sri Ramakrishna
   7 Saint Augustine of Hippo
   7 Aldous Huxley
   6 Sri Ramana Maharshi
   5 Carl Jung
   4 Swami Vivekananda
   4 Satprem
   3 Jorge Luis Borges
   3 Friedrich Nietzsche
   2 Saint Teresa of Avila
   2 Nolini Kanta Gupta
   2 Bokar Rinpoche

   14 The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna
   12 The Divine Comedy
   11 The Synthesis Of Yoga
   11 The Mothers Agenda
   9 Magick Without Tears
   8 The Life Divine
   8 Talks
   7 The Perennial Philosophy
   7 The Confessions of Saint Augustine
   7 The Bible
   6 The Secret Of The Veda
   6 The Secret Doctrine
   5 Liber ABA
   5 Letters On Yoga III
   5 Letters On Yoga II
   5 Essays In Philosophy And Yoga
   5 Aion
   4 Words Of Long Ago
   4 Sri Aurobindo or the Adventure of Consciousness
   4 Savitri
   4 Isha Upanishad
   4 General Principles of Kabbalah
   3 Walden
   3 The Red Book Liber Novus
   3 The Hero with a Thousand Faces
   3 Poetics
   3 Hymns to the Mystic Fire
   3 Essays On The Gita
   3 Collected Poems
   2 Words Of The Mother II
   2 Twilight of the Idols
   2 The Mother With Letters On The Mother
   2 Tara - The Feminine Divine
   2 Talks With Sri Aurobindo
   2 Raja-Yoga
   2 Letters On Yoga I
   2 Knowledge of the Higher Worlds
   2 Book of Certitude
   2 Agenda Vol 1

0.01_-_Introduction, #Agenda Vol 1, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  She spoke to deaf ears. She was very alone in this 'ashram.' Little by little, the disciples fill up the Place, then they say: it is ours. It is 'the Ashram.' We are 'the disciples.' In Pondicherry as in Rome as in Mecca. 'I do not want a religion! An end to religions!' She exclaimed. She struggled and fought in their midst - was She therefore to leave this Earth like one more saint or yogi, buried beneath haloes, the 'continuatrice' of a great spiritual lineage? She was seventy-six years old when we landed there, a knife in our belt and a ready curse on our lips.

0.07_-_1957, #Agenda Vol 1, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  She clearly remembered where her room was, but each time she set out to go there, either the staircase disappeared or things were so changed that she could no longer find her way! So she went here and there, up and down, searched, went in and out ... but it was impossible to find the way to her room! Since all of this assumed a physical appearance - as I said, a very familiar and very common appearance, as is always the case in these symbolic visions - there was somewhere (how shall I put it?) the hotel's administrative office and a woman who seemed to be the manager, who had all the keys and who knew where everyone was staying. So the daughter went to this person and asked her, 'Could you show me the way to my room?' - 'But of course! Easily!' Everyone around the manager looked at her as if to say, 'How can you say that?' However, she got up, and with authority asked for a key - the key to the daughter's room - saying, 'I shall take you there.'
  And off she went along all kinds of paths, but all so complicated, so bizarre! The daughter was following along behind her very attentively, you see, so as not to lose sight of her. But just as they should have come to the Place where the daughter's room was supposed to be, suddenly the manageress (let us call her the manageress), both the manageress and her key ... vanished! And the sense of this vanishing was so acute that ... at the same time, everything vanished!
  So ... to help you understand this enigma, let me tell you that the mother is physical Nature as she is, and the daughter is the new creation. The manageress is the world's organizing mental consciousness as Nature has developed it thus far, that is, the most advanced organizing sense to have manifested in the present state of material Nature. This is the key to the vision.
  And now you understand why I had thought it would be useful to have a few meditations in common, to work at creating a common atmosphere a bit more organized than ... my big hotel of last night!
  So, the best way to use these meditations (and they are going to increase, since we are now also going to replace the 'distributions' with short meditations) is to go deep within yourselves, as far as you can, and find the Place where you can feel, perceive and perhaps even create an atmosphere of oneness wherein a force of order and organization can put each element in its true place, and out of
   the chaos existing at this hour, make a new, harmonious world surge forth.
  3) It is the Supreme Lord who has ineluctably decreed the Place you occupy in the universal concert, but whatever be this place, you have equally the same right as all others to ascend the supreme summits right to the supramental realization.

0.07_-_DARK_NIGHT_OF_THE_SOUL, #Dark Night of the Soul, #Saint John of the Cross, #Christianity
  4. This light guided me More surely than the light of noonday
  To the Place where he (well I knew who!) was awaiting me
  A place where none appeared.

02.01_-_Metaphysical_Thought_and_the_Supreme_Truth, #The Integral Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Thought, intellect, the logical reason came to be regarded more and more as the highest means and even the highest end; in philosophy, Thought is the be-all and the end-all. It is by intellectual thinking and speculation that the truth is to be discovered; even spiritual experience has been summoned to pass the tests of the intellect, if it is to be held valid - just the reverse of the
  Indian position. Even those who see that mental Thought must be overpassed and admit a supramental "Other", do not seem to escape from the feeling that it must be through mental Thought, sublimating and transmuting itself, that this other Truth must be reached and made to take the Place of the mental limitation and ignorance. And again Western thought has ceased to be dynamic; it has sought after a theory of things, not after realisation. It was still dynamic amongst the ancient Greeks, but for moral and aesthetic rather than spiritual ends. Later on, it became yet more purely intellectual and academic; it became intellectual speculation only without any practical ways and means for the attainment of the Truth by spiritual experiment, spiritual discovery, a spiritual transformation. If there were not this difference, there would be no reason for seekers like yourself to turn to the East for guidance; for in the purely intellectual field, the Western thinkers are as competent as any Eastern sage.

02.01_-_The_World-Stair, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
    Or the embroidered tissue of his sense:
    These took the Place of intimate human things
    And moved as close companions of his thoughts,

02.07_-_The_Descent_into_Night, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
    A lifeless vacancy was now his breast,
    And in the Place where once was luminous thought,
    Only remained like a pale motionless ghost

02.08_-_The_World_of_Falsehood,_the_Mother_of_Evil_and_the_Sons_of_Darkness, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Into being's gap scooped out as empty Space
  In which she had filled the Place of absent God,
  There poured a wide intimate and blissful Dawn;

08.03_-_Death_in_the_Forest, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  An awful hush had fallen upon the Place:
  There was no cry of birds, no voice of beasts.

1.00a_-_Introduction, #Magick Without Tears, #Aleister Crowley, #Philosophy
  II. The Qabalah, both Greek and Hebrew, also very likely Arabic, was used by the author of The Book of the Law. I have explained above the proper use of the Qabalah. I cannot tell you how the early Rosicrucians used it, but I think one may assume that their methods were not dissimilar to our own. Incidentally, it is not very safe to talk about Rosicrucians, because their name has become a signal for letting loose the most devastating floods of nonsense. What is really known about the original Rosicrucians is practically confined to the three documents which they issued. The eighteenth century Rosicrucians may, or may not, have been legitimate successors of the original brotherhood I don't know. But from them the O.T.O. derived its authority; The late O.H.O. Theodor Reuss possessed a certain number of documents which demonstrated the validity of his claim according to him; but I only saw two or three of them, and they were not of very great importance. Unfortunately he died shortly after the last War, and he had got out of touch with some of the other Grand Masters. The documents did not come to me as they should have done; they were seized by his wife who had an idea that she could sell them for a fantastic price; and we did not feel inclined to meet her views. I don't think the matter is of very great importance, the work being done by members of the Order all over the Place is to me quite sufficient.

1.00_-_Gospel, #The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, #Sri Ramakrishna, #Hinduism
  Therefore the Deity is bathed and clothed and decked with ornaments. He is fed and put to sleep. He is propitiated with hymns, songs, and prayers. And there are appropriate rites connected with all these functions. For instance, to secure for himself external purity, the priest bathes himself in holy water and puts on a holy cloth. He purifies the mind and the sense organs by appropriate meditations. He fortifies the Place of worship against evil forces by drawing around it circles of fire and water. He awakens the different spiritual centres of the body and invokes the Supreme Spirit in his heart. Then he transfers the Supreme Spirit to the image before him and worships the image, regarding it no longer as clay or stone, but as the embodiment of Spirit, throbbing with Life and Consciousness. After the worship the Supreme Spirit is recalled from the image to Its true sanctuary, the heart of the priest. The real devotee knows the absurdity of worshipping the Transcendental Reality with material articles - clothing That which pervades the whole universe and the beyond, putting on a pedestal That which cannot be limited by space, feeding That which is disembodied and incorporeal, singing before That whose glory the music of the spheres tries vainly to proclaim. But through these rites the devotee aspires to go ultimately beyond rites and rituals, forms and names, words and praise, and to realize God as the All-pervading Consciousness.
  While going through the prescribed ceremonies, he would actually find himself encircled by a wall of fire protecting him and the Place of worship from unspiritual vibrations, or he would feel the rising of the mystic Kundalini through the different centres of the body.
  He spent a great part of the day and night in one of the cremation grounds, in meditation. the Place reminded him of the impermanence of the human body, of human hopes and achievements. It also reminded him of Kli, the Goddess of destruction.
  When one day the Master asked him to be a little kind to his wife, Harish said: "You must excuse me on this point. This is not the Place to show kindness. If I try to be sympathetic to her, there is a possibility of my forgetting the ideal and becoming entangled in the world."

1.00_-_Gospel_Preface, #The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, #Sri Ramakrishna, #Hinduism
  After the Master's demise, M. went on pilgrimage several times. He visited Banras, Vrindvan, Ayodhy and other places. At Banras he visited the famous Trailinga Swmi and fed him with sweets, and he had long conversations with Swami Bhaskarananda, one of the noted saintly and scholarly Sannysins of the time. In 1912 he went with the Holy Mother to Banras, and spent about a year in the company of Sannysins at Banras, Vrindvan, Hardwar, Hrishikesh and Swargashram. But he returned to Calcutta, as that city offered him the unique opportunity of associating himself with the Places hallowed by the Master in his lifetime. Afterwards he does not seem to have gone to any far-off place, but stayed on in his room in the Morton School carrying on his spiritual ministry, speaking on the Master and his teachings to the large number of people who flocked to him after having read his famous Kathmrita known to English readers as The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna.

1.00_-_Main, #Book of Certitude, #Baha u llah, #Baha i
  Endowments dedicated to charity revert to God, the Revealer of Signs. None hath the right to dispose of them without leave from Him Who is the Dawning-place of Revelation. After Him, this authority shall pass to the Aghsan, and after them to the House of Justice-should it be established in the world by then-that they may use these endowments for the benefit of the Places which have been exalted in this Cause, and for whatsoever hath been enjoined upon them by Him Who is the God of might and power. Otherwise, the endowments shall revert to the people of Baha who speak not except by His leave and judge not save in accordance with what God hath decreed in this Tablet-lo, they are the champions of victory betwixt heaven and earth-that they may use them in the manner that hath been laid down in the Book by God, the Mighty, the Bountiful.

1.00_-_The_way_of_what_is_to_come, #The Red Book Liber Novus, #unset, #Buddhism
    He whose desire turns away from outer things, reaches the Place of the soul. 40 If he does not find the soul, the horror of emptiness will overcome him, and fear will drive him with a whip lashing time and again in a desperate endeavor and a blind desire for the hollow things of the world. He becomes a fool through his endless desire, and forgets the way of his soul, never to find her again. He will run after all things, and will seize hold of them, but he will not find his soul, since he would find her only in himself.

1.01_-_How_is_Knowledge_Of_The_Higher_Worlds_Attained?, #Knowledge of the Higher Worlds, #Rudolf Steiner, #Theosophy
  Now, the one thing that everyone must acknowledge is the difficulty for those involved in the external civilization of our time to advance to the knowledge of the higher worlds. They can only do so if they work energetically at themselves. At a time when the conditions of material life were simpler, the attainment of spiritual knowledge was also easier. Objects of veneration and worship stood out in clearer relief from the ordinary things of the world. In an epoch of criticism ideals are lowered; other feelings take the Place of veneration, respect, adoration, and wonder. Our own age thrusts these feelings further
   p. 10
   p. 25
   to himself: "I will summon all my strength to do my work as well as I possibly can." And he suppresses the thought which makes him faint-hearted; for he knows that this very thought might be the cause of a worse performance on his part, and that in any case it cannot contribute to the improvement of his work. And thus thought after thought, each fraught with advantage to his whole life, flows into the student's outlook. They take the Place of those that had a hampering, weakening effect. He begins to steer his own ship on a secure course through the waves of life, whereas it was formerly battered to and fro by these waves.

1.01_-_THAT_ARE_THOU, #The Perennial Philosophy, #Aldous Huxley, #Philosophy
  Though GOD is everywhere present, yet He is only present to thee in the deepest and most central part of thy soul. The natural senses cannot possess God or unite thee to Him; nay, thy inward faculties of understanding, will and memory can only reach after God, but cannot be the Place of his habitation in thee. But there is a root or depth of thee from whence all these faculties come forth, as lines from a centre, or as branches from the body of the tree. This depth is called the centre, the fund or bottom of the soul. This depth is the unity, the eternityI had almost said the infinityof thy soul; for it is so infinite that nothing can satisfy it or give it rest but the infinity of God.
  I am not competent, nor is this the Place to discuss the doctrinal differences between Buddhism and Hinduism. Let it suffice to point out that, when he insisted that human beings are by nature non-Atman, the Buddha was evidently speaking about the personal self and not the universal Self. The Brahman controversialists, who appear in certain of the Pali scriptures, never so much as mention the Vedanta doctrine of the identity of Atman and Godhead and the non-identity of ego and Atman. What they maintain and Gautama denies is the substantial nature and eternal persistence of the individual psyche. As an unintelligent man seeks for the abode of music in the body of the lute, so does he look for a soul within the skandhas (the material and psychic aggregates, of which the individual mind-body is composed). About the existence of the Atman that is Brahman, as about most other metaphysical matters, the Buddha declines to speak, on the ground that such discussions do not tend to edification or spiritual progress among the members of a monastic order, such as he had founded. But though it has its dangers, though it may become the most absorbing, because the most serious and noblest, of distractions, metaphysical thinking is unavoidable and finally necessary. Even the Hinayanists found this, and the later Mahayanists were to develop, in connection with the practice of their religion, a splendid and imposing system of cosmological, ethical and psychological thought. This system was based upon the postulates of a strict idealism and professed to dispense with the idea of God. But moral and spiritual experience was too strong for philosophical theory, and under the inspiration of direct experience, the writers of the Mahayana sutras found themselves using all their ingenuity to explain why the Tathagata and the Bodhisattvas display an infinite charity towards beings that do not really exist. At the same time they stretched the framework of subjective idealism so as to make room for Universal Mind; qualified the idea of soullessness with the doctrine that, if purified, the individual mind can identify itself with the Universal Mind or Buddha-womb; and, while maintaining godlessness, asserted that this realizable Universal Mind is the inner consciousness of the eternal Buddha and that the Buddha-mind is associated with a great compassionate heart which desires the liberation of every sentient being and bestows divine grace on all who make a serious effort to achieve mans final end. In a word, despite their inauspicious vocabulary, the best of the Mahayana sutras contain an authentic formulation of the Perennial Philosophya formulation which in some respects (as we shall see when we come to the section, God in the World) is more complete than any other.

1.01_-_The_Corporeal_Being_of_Man, #Theosophy, #Rudolf Steiner, #Theosophy
   p. 17
   physiologist and the anatomist; but that this concentration of the structure increases more and more in the animal, and in man reaches a stage unequaled in any other being, is a fully established fact, a fact which is of the deepest significance in regard to the spiritual evolution of man, of which, indeed, we may frankly say it is a sufficient explanation. Where, therefore, the structure of the brain has not developed properly, where its smallness and poverty show themselves, as in the case of microcephali and idiots, it goes without saying that one can as little expect the appearance of original ideas and of knowledge, as one can expect propagation of species in persons with completely stunted organs of generation. On the other hand, a strong and beautiful construction of the whole person, especially of the brain, will certainly not in itself take the Place of genius, but it will at any rate supply the first and indispensable requirement for higher knowledge." Just as one ascribes to the human body the three forms of existence, mineral, plant, animal, one must now ascribe to it yet a fourth, the distinctively human form. Through his mineral form of existence man
   p. 18

1.01_-_The_Ego, #Aion, #Carl Jung, #Psychology
  concepts. One of these concepts is the self. The entity so denoted
  is not meant to take the Place of the one that has always been
  known as the ego, but includes it in a supraordinate concept.

1.01_-_The_First_Steps, #Raja-Yoga, #Swami Vivkenanda, #unset
  Those of you who can afford it will do better to have a room for this practice alone. Do not sleep in that room, it must be kept holy. You must not enter the room until you have bathed, and are perfectly clean in body and mind. Place flowers in that room always; they are the best surroundings for a Yogi; also pictures that are pleasing. Burn incense morning and evening. Have no quarrelling, nor anger, nor unholy thought in that room. Only allow those persons to enter it who are of the same thought as you. Then gradually there will be an atmosphere of holiness in the room, so that when you are miserable, sorrowful, doubtful, or your mind is disturbed, the very fact of entering that room will make you calm. This was the idea of the temple and the church, and in some temples and churches you will find it even now, but in the majority of them the very idea has been lost. The idea is that by keeping holy vibrations there the Place becomes and remains illumined. Those who cannot afford to have a room set apart can practice anywhere they like. Sit in a straight posture, and the first thing to do is to send a current of holy thought to all creation. Mentally repeat, "Let all beings be happy; let all beings be peaceful; let all beings be blissful." So do to the east, south, north and west. The more you do that the better you will feel yourself. You will find at last that the easiest way to make ourselves healthy is to see that others are healthy, and the easiest way to make ourselves happy is to see that others are happy. After doing that, those who believe in God should pray not for money, not for health, nor for heaven; pray for knowledge and light; every other prayer is selfish. Then the next thing to do is to think of your own body, and see that it is strong and healthy; it is the best instrument you have. Think of it as being as strong as adamant, and that with the help of this body you will cross the ocean of life. Freedom is never to be reached by the weak. Throw away all weakness. Tell your body that it is strong, tell your mind that it is strong, and have unbounded faith and hope in yourself.

1.01_-_The_Path_of_Later_On, #Words Of Long Ago, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  Hollow voices cry out to the traveller, "Flee this place; go back to the cross-roads; there is still time." The young man hesitates, then replies, "Tomorrow." He covers his face with his hands so as not to see the bodies rolling into the ravine, and runs along the road, drawn on by an irresistible urge to go forward. He no longer wonders whether he will find a way out. With furrowed brow and clothes in disorder, he runs on in desperation. At last, thinking himself far away from the accursed place, he opens his eyes: there are no more fir-trees; all around are barren stones and grey dust. The sun has disappeared beyond the horizon; night is coming on. The road has lost itself in an endless desert. The desperate traveller, worn out by his long run, wants to stop; but he must walk on. All around him is ruin; he hears stifled cries; his feet stumble on skeletons. In the distance, the thick mist takes on terrifying shapes; black forms loom up; something huge and misshapen suggests itself. The traveller flies rather than walks towards the goal he senses and which seems to flee from him; wild cries direct his steps; he brushes against phantoms. At last he sees before him a huge edifice, dark, desolate, gloomy, a castle to make one say with a shudder: "A haunted castle." But the young man pays no attention to the bleakness of the Place; these great black walls make no impression on him; as he stands on the dusty ground, he hardly trembles at the sight of these formidable towers; he thinks only that the goal is reached, he forgets his weariness and discouragement. As he approaches the castle, he brushes against a wall, and the wall crumbles; instantly everything collapses around him; towers, battlements, walls have vanished, sinking into dust which is added to the dust already covering the ground., #Isha Upanishad, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  To understand entirely the Place and function of Surya we must enter a little more profoundly into the Vedic conception of the seven worlds and the principles of consciousness they represent.

1.02.9_-_Conclusion_and_Summary, #Isha Upanishad, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  free inalienable delight of the One in His own existence will
  take the Place of desire and its satisfactions and dissatisfactions.4 Immortality will be yours, death born of division will be

1.02_-_SADHANA_PADA, #Patanjali Yoga Sutras, #Swami Vivekananda, #Hinduism
  they get, and the holier that place becomes. If any man who
  has not much Sattva in him goes there the Place will influence
  him, and arouse his Sattva quality. Here, therefore, is the

1.02_-_Self-Consecration, #The Synthesis Of Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  26:In the first movement of self-preparation, the period of personal effort, the method we have to use is this concentration of the whole being on the Divine that it seeks and, as its corollary, this constant rejection, throwing out, katharsis, of all that is not the true Truth of the Divine. An entire consecration of all that we are, think, feel and do will be the result of this persistence. This consecration in its turn must culminate in an integral self-giving to the Highest; for its crown and sign of completion is the whole nature's all-comprehending absolute surrender. In the second stage of the Yoga, transitional between the human and the divine working, there will supervene an increasing purified and vigilant passivity, a more and more luminous divine response to the Divine Force, -- but not to any other; and there will be as a result the growing inrush of a great and conscious miraculous working from above. In the last period there is no effort at all, no set method, no fixed sadhana; the Place of endeavour and Tapasya will be taken by a natural, simple, powerful and happy disclosing of the flower of the Divine out of the bud of a purified and perfected terrestrial nature. These are the natural successions of the action of the Yoga.

1.02_-_The_Descent._Dante's_Protest_and_Virgil's_Appeal._The_Intercession_of_the_Three_Ladies_Benedight., #The Divine Comedy, #Dante Alighieri, #Christianity
  Lucia, foe of all that cruel is,
  Hastened away, and came unto the Place
  Where I was sitting with the ancient Rachel.

1.02_-_The_Doctrine_of_the_Mystics, #Hymns to the Mystic Fire, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  But the Dasyu is the natural enemy. These dividers, plunderers, harmful powers, these Danavas, sons of the Mother of division, are spoken of by the Rishis under many general appellations. There are Rakshasas; there are Eaters and Devourers, Wolves and Tearers; there are hurters and haters; there are dualisers; there are confiners or censurers. But we are given also many specific names. Vritra, the Serpent, is the grand Adversary; for he obstructs with his coils of darkness all possibility of divine existence and divine action. And even when Vritra is slain by the light, fiercer enemies arise out of him. Shushna afflicts us with his impure and ineffective force, Namuchi fights man by his weaknesses, and others too assail, each with his proper evil. Then there are Vala and the Panis, miser traffickers in the sense-life, stealers and concealers of the higher Light and its illuminations which they can only darken and misuse, - an impious host who are jealous of their store and will not offer sacrifice to the Gods. These and other personalities - they are much more than personifications - of our ignorance, evil, weakness and many limitations make constant war upon man; they encircle him from near or they shoot their arrows at him from afar or even dwell in his gated house in the Place of the Gods and with their shapeless stammering mouths and their insufficient breath of force mar his self-expression. They must be expelled, overpowered, slain, thrust down into their nether darkness by the aid of the mighty and helpful deities.
    1 This excerpt is reproduced from the 1946 edition of Hymns to the Mystic Fire. The complete essay which appeared in the Arya is published in The Secret of the Veda with Selected Hymns, Part Three. - Ed.

1.02_-_The_Stages_of_Initiation, #Knowledge of the Higher Worlds, #Rudolf Steiner, #Theosophy
   p. 43
   the path to higher knowledge unless we guard our thoughts and feelings in just the same way we guard out steps in the physical world. If we see a wall before us, we do not attempt to dash right through it, but turn aside. In other words, we guide ourselves by the laws of the physical world. There are such laws, too, for the soul and thought world, only they cannot impose themselves on us from without. They must flow out of the life of the soul itself. This can be attained if we forbid ourselves to harbor wrong thoughts and feelings. All arbitrary flitting to and fro in thought, all accidental ebbing and flowing of emotion must be forbidden in the same way. In so doing we do not become deficient in feeling. On the contrary, if we regulate our inner life in this way, we shall soon find ourselves becoming rich in feelings and creative with genuine imagination. In the Place of petty emotionalism and capricious flights of thought, there appear significant emotions and thoughts that are fruitful. Feelings and thoughts of this kind lead the student to orientation in the spiritual world. He gains a right position in relation to the things of the spiritual world; a distinct and definite result comes into effect in his favor.
   p. 45
   unite his own feeling with the pleasure or pain of which the sound tells him. He must get beyond the point of caring whether, for him, the sound is pleasant or unpleasant, agreeable or disagreeable, and his soul must be filled with whatever is occurring in the being from which the sound proceeds. Through such exercises, if systematically and deliberately performed, the student will develop within himself the faculty of intermingling, as it were, with the being from which the sound proceeds. A person sensitive to music will find it easier than one who is unmusical to cultivate his inner life in this way; but no one should suppose that a mere sense for music can take the Place of this inner activity. The student must learn to feel in this way in the face of the whole of nature. This implants a new faculty in his world of thought and feeling. Through her resounding tones, the whole of nature begins to whisper her secrets to the student. What was hitherto merely incomprehensible noise to his soul becomes by this means a coherent language of nature. And whereas hitherto he only heard sound from the so-called inanimate objects, he now is aware of a new language of the soul. Should he advance further
   p. 46

1.02_-_Where_I_Lived,_and_What_I_Lived_For, #Walden, and On The Duty Of Civil Disobedience, #Henry David Thoreau, #Philosophy
  If a man should walk through this town and see only the reality, where, think you, would the Mill-dam go to? If he should give us an account of the realities he beheld there, we should not recognize the Place in his description. Look at a meeting-house, or a court-house, or a jail, or a shop, or a dwelling-house, and say what that thing really is before a true gaze, and they would all go to pieces in your account of them. Men esteem truth remote, in the outskirts of the system, behind the farthest star, before Adam and after the last man. In eternity there is indeed something true and sublime. But all these times and places and occasions are now and here. God himself culminates in the present moment, and will never be more divine in the lapse of all the ages. And we are enabled to apprehend at all what is sublime and noble only by the perpetual instilling and drenching of the reality that surrounds us. The universe constantly and obediently answers to our conceptions; whether we travel fast or slow, the track is laid for us.

1.032_-_Our_Concept_of_God, #The Study and Practice of Yoga, #Swami Krishnananda, #Yoga
  Secondly, the extra-cosmic concept of God makes Him an individual like other individuals, though He may be a vaster individual than others. Anything that is 'somewhere' is finite in its nature. If God is outside the world and the world is outside God, naturally the world would be finite, and God also would be finite in the same manner, because one would limit the other. The existence of the world would limit God, and the existence of God would limit the world, so both would become finite. Anything that is finite is subject to destruction, because every finite thing is seen to have a tendency to move towards something else in order that it may overcome its finitude. So God would be an imperfect being wishing to become more perfect, as any other individual would do, if He is regarded as extra-cosmic, conditioned, limited and finite. Also, there would be no means of approach to God, because an extraordinary perception, which would be necessary to come in contact with God, would be denied its need if the Placement of God is extra-cosmic.

1.03_-_PERSONALITY,_SANCTITY,_DIVINE_INCARNATION, #The Perennial Philosophy, #Aldous Huxley, #Philosophy
  St. Bernards doctrine of the carnal love of Christ has been admirably summed up by Professor tienne Gilson in his book, The Mystical Theology of St Bernard. Knowledge of self already expanded into social carnal love of the neighbour, so like oneself in misery, is now a second time expanded into a carnal love of Christ, the model of compassion, since for our salvation He has become the Man of Sorrows. Here then is the Place occupied in Cistercian mysticism by the meditation on the visible Humanity of Christ. It is but a beginning, but an absolutely necessary beginning Charity, of course, is essentially spiritual, and a love of this kind can be no more than its first moment. It is too much bound up with the senses, unless we know how to make use of it with prudence, and to lean on it only as something to be surpassed. In expressing himself thus, Bernard merely codified the teachings of his own experience; for we have it from him that he was much given to the practice of this sensitive love at the outset of his conversion; later on he was to consider it an advance to have passed beyond it; not, that is to say, to have forgotten it, but to have added another, which outweighs it as the rational and spiritual outweigh the carnal. Nevertheless, this beginning is already a summit.

1.03_-_Questions_and_Answers, #Book of Certitude, #Baha u llah, #Baha i
  ANSWER: By pilgrimage to the sacred House, which is enjoined upon men, is intended both the Most Great House in Baghdad and the House of the Primal Point in Shiraz; pilgrimage to either of these Houses sufficeth. They may thus make pilgrimage to whichever lieth nearer to the Place where they reside.
  88. QUESTION: What is the criterion for determining if one is a city-dweller or a village-dweller? If a city-dweller taketh up residence in a village, or a village-dweller in a city, intending to settle permanently, what ruling is applicable? Is the Place of birth the deciding factor?

1.03_-_Reading, #Walden, and On The Duty Of Civil Disobedience, #Henry David Thoreau, #Philosophy
  Shall the world be confined to one Paris or one Oxford forever? Cannot students be boarded here and get a liberal education under the skies of
  Concord? Can we not hire some Abelard to lecture to us? Alas! what with foddering the cattle and tending the store, we are kept from school too long, and our education is sadly neglected. In this country, the village should in some respects take the Place of the nobleman of
  Europe. It should be the patron of the fine arts. It is rich enough. It wants only the magnanimity and refinement. It can spend money enough on such things as farmers and traders value, but it is thought Utopian to propose spending money for things which more intelligent men know to be of far more worth. This town has spent seventeen thousand dollars on a town-house, thank fortune or politics, but probably it will not spend so much on living wit, the true meat to put into that shell, in a hundred years. The one hundred and twenty-five dollars annually subscribed for a Lyceum in the winter is better spent than any other equal sum raised in the town. If we live in the nineteenth century, why should we not enjoy the advantages which the nineteenth century offers?

1.03_-_Supernatural_Aid, #The Hero with a Thousand Faces, #Joseph Campbell, #Mythology
  near Dsilnaotil, saw smoke arising from the ground. They went
  to the Place where the smoke rose, and they found it came from
  the smoke hole of a subterranean chamber. A ladder, black from

1.03_-_The_Desert, #The Red Book Liber Novus, #unset, #Buddhism
  My soul leads me into the desert, into the desert of my own self I did not think that my soul is a desert, a barren, hot desert, dusty and without drink. The journey leads through hot sand, slowly wading without a visible goal to hope for? How eerie is this wasteland. It seems to me that the way leads so far away from mankind. I take my way step by step, and do not know how long my journey will last. Why is my self a desert? Have I lived too much outside of myself in men and events? Why did I avoid my self? Was
  I not dear to myself? But I have avoided the Place of my soul. I was my thoughts, after I was no longer events and other men. But I was not my self, confronted with my thoughts. I should also rise up above my thoughts to my own self My journey goes there, and that is why it leads away from men and events into solitude. Is it solitude, to be with oneself? Solitude is true only when the self is a desert. 73 Should I also make a garden out of the desert? Should I people a desolate land? Should I open the airy magic garden of the wilderness? What leads me into the desert, and what am I to do there? Is it a deception that I can no longer trust my thoughts? Only life is true, and only life leads me into the desert, truly not my thinking, that would like to return to thoughts, to men and events, since it feels uncanny in the desert. My soul, what am I to do here?
  But my soul spoke to me and said, Wait. I heard the cruel word.
  Torment belongs to the desert. 74
  Through giving my soul all I could give, I came to the Place of the soul and found that this place was a hot desert, desolate and unfruitful. No culture of the mind is enough to make a garden out of your soul. I had cultivated my spirit, the spirit of this time in me, but not that spirit of the depths that turns to the things of the soul,
  [2] I also had to detach myself from my thoughts through turning my desire away from them. And at once, I noticed that my self became a desert, where only the sun of unquiet desire burned. I was overwhelmed by the endless infertility of this desert. Even if something could have thrived there, the creative power of desire was still absent. Wherever the creative power of desire is, there springs the soil's own seed. But do not forget to wait. Did you not see that when your creative force turned to the world, how the dead things moved under it and through it, how they grew and prospered, and how your thoughts flowed in rich rivers? If your creative force now turns to the Place of the soul, you will see how your soul becomes green and how its field bears wonderful fruit.
  Everything to come was already in images: to find their soul, the ancients went into the desert. 75 This is an image. The ancients lived their symbols, since the world had not yet become real for them. Thus they went into the solitude of the desert to teach us that the Place of the soul is a lonely desert. There they found the abundance of visions, the fruits of the desert, the wondrous flowers of the soul. Think diligently about the images that the ancients have
   left behind. They show the way of what is to come. Look back at the collapse of empires, of growth and death, of the desert and monasteries, they are the images of what is to come. Everything has been foretold. But who knows how to interpret it?
  When you say that the Place of the soul is not, then it is not.

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
    All cowardice must needs be here extinct.
    We to the Place have come, where I have told thee
    Thou shalt behold the people dolorous
    God they blasphemed and their progenitors,
    The human race, the Place, the time, the seed
    Of their engendering and of their birth!

1.03_-_The_Syzygy_-_Anima_and_Animus, #Aion, #Carl Jung, #Psychology
  the female is the Church." - Second Epistle of Clement to the Corinthians, xiv, 2
  (trans, by Lake, I, p. 151). In pictorial representations, Mary often takes the Place
  of the Church.

1.04_-_Descent_into_Future_Hell, #The Red Book Liber Novus, #unset, #Buddhism
  [Leipzig: Teubner, 1893], p. 7I). Jung underlined these motifs in his copy. Dieterich referred to his description again on page 83, which Jung marked by the margin, and underlined "Darkness and Mud." Dieterich also referred to an Orphic representation of a stream of mud in the underworld (p. 8I). In his list of references in the back of his copy; Jung noted, "81 Mud
  84. Black Book 2 continues: "This dark hole- I want to know where it leads and what it says? An oracle? Is it the Place of Pythia?" (P.43).

1.04_-_GOD_IN_THE_WORLD, #The Perennial Philosophy, #Aldous Huxley, #Philosophy
  The world is a mirror of Infinite Beauty, yet no man sees it. It is a Temple of Majesty, yet no man regards it. It is a region of Light and Peace, did not men disquiet it. It is the Paradise of God. It is more to man since he is fallen than it was before. It is the Place of Angels and the Gate of Heaven. When Jacob waked out of his dream, he said, God is here, and I wist it not. How dreadful is this place! This is none other than the House of God and the Gate of Heaven.

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
  Uprisen erect, and steadfastly I gazed,
  To recognise the Place wherein I was.
  True is it, that upon the verge I found me

1.04_-_The_Praise, #Tara - The Feminine Divine, #Bokar Rinpoche, #Buddhism
  - Sovereign means that we address Tara as the
  main figure of all the Places of refuge.
  - Queen means here "stained with no defects."

1.04_-_Wake-Up_Sermon, #The Zen Teaching of Bodhidharma, #Bodhidharma, #Buddhism
  sions don't exist, buddhas reach nirvana. Where afflictions don't
  exist, bodhisattvas enter the Place of enlightenment.59
  An uninhabited place60 is one without greed, anger, or delu
  has found the Way. And whoever knows that the mind depends on
  nothing is always at the Place of enlightenment.

1.05_-_Buddhism_and_Women, #Tara - The Feminine Divine, #Bokar Rinpoche, #Buddhism
  In five years, your realization will be equal to Tara's."
  Gelongma Palmo went to the Place indicated in the
  dream and in addition to reciting the mantra she

1.05_-_Christ,_A_Symbol_of_the_Self, #Aion, #Carl Jung, #Psychology
  lawlessness) and the vlbs rijs d7rw\et'as (son of perdition) who herald the coming of
  the Lord. This "lawless one" will set himself up in the Place of God, but will
  finally be slain by the Lord Jesus "with the breath of his mouth." He will work

1.05_-_Solitude, #Walden, and On The Duty Of Civil Disobedience, #Henry David Thoreau, #Philosophy
  This will vary with different natures, but this is the Place where a wise man will dig his cellar.... I one evening overtook one of my townsmen, who has accumulated what is called a handsome property,though I never got a _fair_ view of it,on the Walden road, driving a pair of cattle to market, who inquired of me how I could bring my mind to give up so many of the comforts of life. I answered that I was very sure I liked it passably well; I was not joking. And so
  I went home to my bed, and left him to pick his way through the darkness and the mud to Brighton,or Bright-town,which place he would reach some time in the morning.
  Any prospect of awakening or coming to life to a dead man makes indifferent all times and places. the Place where that may occur is always the same, and indescribably pleasant to all our senses. For the most part we allow only outlying and transient circumstances to make our occasions. They are, in fact, the cause of our distraction. Nearest to all things is that power which fashions their being. _Next_ to us the grandest laws are continually being executed. _Next_ to us is not the workman whom we have hired, with whom we love so well to talk, but the workman whose work we are.

1.05_-_The_Ascent_of_the_Sacrifice_-_The_Psychic_Being, #The Synthesis Of Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
     A wider formula has been provided by the secular mind of mall of which the basis is the ethical sense; for it distinguishes between the emotions sanctioned by the ethical sense and those that are egoistic and selfishly common and mundane. It is the works of altruism, philanthropy, compassion, benevolence, humanitarianism, service, labour for the well-being of man and all creatures that are to be our Ideal; to shuffle off the coil of egoism and grow into a soul of self-abnegation that lives only or mainly for others or for humanity as a whole is the way of man's inner evolution according to this doctrine. Or if this is too secular and mental to satisfy the whole of our being, since there is a deeper religious and spiritual note there that is left out of account by the humanitarian formula, a religio-ethical foundation can be provided for it -and such was indeed its original basis. To the inner worship of the Divine or the Supreme by the devotion of the heart or to the pursuit of the Ineffable by the seeking of a highest knowledge can be added a worship through altruistic works or a preparation through acts of love, of benevolence, of service to mankind or to those around us. It is indeed by the religio-ethical sense that the law of universal goodwill or universal compassion or of love and service to the neighbour, the Vedantic, the Buddhistic, the Christian ideal, was created; only by a sort of secular refrigeration extinguishing the fervour of the religious element in it could the humanitarian ideal disengage itself and become the highest plane of a secular system of mental and moral ethics. For in the religious system this law of works is a means that ceases when its object is accomplished or a side issue; it is a part of the cult by which one adores and seeks the Divinity or it is a penultimate step of the excision of self in the passage to Nirvana. In the secular ideal it is promoted into an object in itself; it becomes a sign of the moral perfection of the human being, or else it is a condition for a happier state of man upon earth, a better society, a more united life of the race. But none of these things satisfy the demand of the soul that is placed before us by the integral Yoga.
     Altruism, philanthropy, humanitarianism, service are flowers of the mental consciousness and are at best the mind's cold and pale imitation of the spiritual flame of universal Divine Love. Not truly liberative from ego-sense, they widen it at most and give it higher and larger satisfaction; impotent in practice to change mall's vital life and nature, they only modify and palliate its action and daub over its unchanged egoistic essence. Or if they are intensely followed with an entire sincerity of the will, it is by an exaggerated amplification of one side of our nature; in that exaggeration there can be no clue for the full and perfect divine evolution of the many sides of our individualised being towards the universal and transcendent Eternal. Nor can the religio-ethical ideal be a sufficient guide, -- for this is a compromise or compact of mutual concessions for mutual support between a religious urge which seeks to get a closer hold on earth by taking into itself the higher turns of ordinary human nature and an ethical urge which hopes to elevate itself out of its own mental hardness and dryness by some touch of a religious fervour. In making this compact religion lowers itself to the mental level and inherits the inherent imperfections of mind and its inability to convert and transform life. The mind is the sphere of the dualities and, just as it is impossible for it to achieve any absolute Truth but only truths relative or mixed with error, so it is impossible for it to achieve any absolute good; for moral good exists as a counterpart and corrective to evil and has evil always for its shadow, complement, almost its reason for existence. But the spiritual consciousness belongs to a higher than the mental plane and there the dualities cease; for there falsehood confronted with the truth by which it profited through a usurping falsification of it and evil faced by the good of which it was a perversion or a lurid substitute, are obliged to perish for want of sustenance and to cease. The integral Yoga, refusing to rely upon the fragile stuff of mental and moral ideals, puts its whole emphasis in this field on three central dynamic processes -- the development of the true soul or psychic being to take the Place of the false soul of desire, the sublimation of human into divine love, the elevation of consciousness from its mental to its spiritual and supramental plane by whose power alone both the soul and the life-force can be utterly delivered from the veils and prevarications of the Ignorance.
     It is the very nature of the soul or the psychic being to turn towards the Divine Truth as the sunflower to the sun; it accepts and clings to all that is divine or progressing towards divinity and draws back from all that is a perversion or a denial of it, from all that is false and undivine. Yet the soul is at first but a spark and then a little flame of godhead burning in the midst of a great darkness; for the most part it is veiled in its inner sanctum and to reveal itself it has to call on the mind, the life-force and the physical consciousness and persuade them, as best they can, to express it; ordinarily, it succeeds at most in suffusing their outwardness with its inner light and modifying with its purifying fineness their dark obscurities or their coarser mixture. Even when there is a formed psychic being, able to express itself with some directness in life, it is still in all but a few a smaller portion of the being -- "no bigger in the mass of the body than the thumb of a man" was the image used by the ancient seers -- and it is not always able to prevail against the obscurity and ignorant smallness of the physical consciousness, the mistaken surenesses of the mind or the arrogance and vehemence of the vital nature. This soul is obliged to accept the human mental, emotive, sensational life as it is, its relations, its activities, its cherished forms and figures; it has to labour to disengage and increase the divine element in all this relative truth mixed with continual falsifying error, this love turned to the uses of the animal body or the satisfaction of the vital ego, this life of an average manhood shot with rare and pale glimpses of Godhead and the darker luridities of the demon and the brute. Unerring in the essence of its will, it is obliged often under the pressure of its instruments to submit to mistakes of action, wrong placement of feeling, wrong choice of person, errors in the exact form of its will, in the circumstances of its expression of the infallible inner ideal. Yet is there a divination within it which makes it a surer guide than the reason or than even the highest desire, and through apparent errors and stumblings its voice can still lead better than the precise intellect and the considering mental judgment. This voice of the soul is not what we call conscience -- for that is only a mental and often conventional erring substitute; it is a deeper and more seldom heard call; yet to follow it when heard is wisest : even, it is better to wander at the call of one's soul than to go apparently straight with the reason and the outward moral mentor. But It is only when the life turns towards the Divine that the soul can truly come forward and impose its power on the outer members; for, itself a spark of the Divine, to grow in flame towards the Divine is its true life and its very reason of existence.

1.06_-_Agni_and_the_Truth, #The Secret Of The Veda, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  The seventh verse offers no difficulty to the ritualistic interpretation except the curious phrase, "we come bearing the prostration." Sayana explains that bearing here means simply doing and he renders, "To thee day by day we, by night and by day, come with the thought performing the prostration." In the eighth verse he takes r.tasya in the sense of truth and explains it as the true fruit of the ritual. "To thee shining, the protector of the sacrifices, manifesting always their truth (that is, their inevitable fruit), increasing in thy own house." Again, it would be simpler and better to take r.tam in the sense of sacrifice and to render, "To thee shining out in the sacrifices, protector of the rite, ever luminous, increasing in thy own house." The "own house" of Agni, says the commentator, is the Place of sacrifice and this is indeed called frequently enough in Sanskrit, "the house of Agni".

1.06_-_MORTIFICATION,_NON-ATTACHMENT,_RIGHT_LIVELIHOOD, #The Perennial Philosophy, #Aldous Huxley, #Philosophy
  Sufficient not only unto the day, but also unto the Place, is the evil thereof. Agitation over happenings which we are powerless to modify, either because they have not yet occurred, or else are occurring at an inaccessible distance from us, achieves nothing beyond the inoculation of here and now with the remote or anticipated evil that is the object of our distress. Listening four or five times a day to newscasters and commentators, reading the morning papers and all the weeklies and monthliesnowadays, this is described as taking an intelligent interest in politics. St. John of the Cross would have called it indulgence in idle curiosity and the cultivation of disquietude for disquietudes sake.

1.06_-_The_Literal_Qabalah, #A Garden of Pomegranates - An Outline of the Qabalah, #Israel Regardie, #Occultism
  One Qabalist of tremendous knowledge was endeavouring to transliterate into Hebrew the name of a preterhuman intelligence by the name of Aiwass. This is, of course neither the time nor the Place to go into the reason for his desire to obtain this name in Hebrew, and yet have the numerical value of 418. Had this Qabalist, whom the writer greatly esteems, known of the remark made with regard to the letter of the thirty-second Path, n Tav, he would have been saved several years of effort. For that letter, when without a dSgish, is pronounced as an " S ". Aiwass should have been spelt :
   n 400 +n 1 + ) 6 +' 10 +N 1 =418.

1.06_-_The_Sign_of_the_Fishes, #Aion, #Carl Jung, #Psychology
  Michael, the first angel of the Creator, has "the shape of a
  lion." 20 He obviously stands in the Place of Ialdabaoth, who is
  identical with Saturn, as Origen points out. 21 The demiurge of
  I Corinthians 10 : 4 and I Peter 2 : 4.
  l 44 The new rock, then, takes the Place of Christ, just as the
  everlasting gospel was meant to take the Place of Christ's mes-
  sage. Through the descent and indwelling of the Holy Ghost

1.07_-_The_Psychic_Center, #Sri Aurobindo or the Adventure of Consciousness, #Satprem, #Integral Yoga
  How does one open the doors of the psychic being, for it is well hidden? It is primarily hidden by our ideas and feelings, which steal from it and imitate it shamelessly; we have so many ideas about what is high or low, pure or impure, divine or undivine; we are locked in so many sentimental stereotypes about what is lovable or unlovable that the poor psychic being does not have much chance to manifest itself,
  since the Place is already filled with clutter. The moment it appears, it is instantly snatched up by the vital, which uses it for its own brilliant flights of exaltation, its own "divine" and tumultuous emotions, its possessive loves, its calculated generosities or gaudy aesthetics; or it is corralled by the mind, which uses it for its own exclusive ideas, its infallible philanthropic schemes, its straitjacketed moralities not to
  satisfied with itself, nor the mental chap who turns in circles, nor the vital chap who only wants to take and take. But in the background there is this undying fire; this is what needs, because it remembers something else. People speak of a "presence," but it is more like a poignant absence, like a living hole within us that grows hot and blazes up and presses more and more, until it becomes a reality the only reality in a world where one wonders if people are alive or just pretending to be. This is the self of fire, the one true self in the world,
  the only thing that does not fail us: "A conscious being is at the center of the self, who rules past and future; he is like a fire without smoke. . . . That, one must disengage with patience from one's own body," says the Upanishad.80 It is "the child suppressed in the secret cavern" of the Rig Veda (V.2.1), "the son of heaven by the body of the earth" (III.25.1), "he that is awake in those who sleep" (Katha Upanishad V.8). "He is there in the middle of the house" (Rig Veda I.70.2); "He is like the life and the breath of our existence, he is like our eternal child" (I.66.1); he is "the shining King who was hidden from us" (I.23.14). This is the Center, the Master, the Place where everything communicates:
  The sunlit space where all is for ever known.81

1.07_-_TRUTH, #The Perennial Philosophy, #Aldous Huxley, #Philosophy
  What is true of aesthetics is also true of theology. Theological speculation is valuable insofar as it enables those who have had immediate experience of various aspects of God to form intelligible ideas about the nature of the divine Ground, and of their own experience of the Ground in relation to other experiences. And when a coherent system of theology has been worked out, it is useful insofar as it convinces those who study it that there is nothing inherently self-contradictory about the postulate of the divine Ground and that, for those who are ready to fulfill certain conditions, the postulate may become a realized Fact. In no circumstances, however, can the study of theology or the minds assent to theological propositions take the Place of what Law calls the birth of God within. For theory is not practice, and words are not the things for which they stand.

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