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the Room of Portals
The Room ::: A metaphor for Solar Consciousness: attempts to describe the state in terms of an empty room that can be decorated comfortably by the deeper mind through training in morality and adhering to a higher calling.
2 The Mother
2 Sri Ramakrishna
1 Stephen LaBerge
1 Saint Teresa of Avila
1 Jonathan Swift
1 James S A Corey
1 Charles F Haanel
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6 F Scott Fitzgerald
4 Laurell K Hamilton
4 John C Maxwell
4 Austin Kleon
3 Tahereh Mafi
3 Ray Bradbury
3 Patrick Rothfuss
3 Haruki Murakami
3 David Levithan
3 Cassandra Clare
2 Winston Churchill
2 T S Eliot
2 Tom Robbins
2 Terry Pratchett
2 Terry Hayes
2 Sylvia Day
2 Stephen Leacock
2 Stephen King
2 Simon Sinek
1: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,
2:31. For your exercise this week, visualize your friend, see him exactly as you last saw him, see the room, the furniture, recall the conversation, now see his face, see it distinctly, now talk to him about some subject of mutual interest; see his expression change, watch him smile. Can you do this? All right, you can; then arouse his interest, tell him a story of adventure, see his eyes light up with the spirit of fun or excitement. Can you do all of this? If so, your imagination is good, you are making excellent progress. ~ Charles F Haanel, The Master Key System,
3:10.: I do not know whether I have put this clearly; self-knowledge is of such consequence that I would not have you careless of it, though you may be lifted to heaven in prayer, because while on earth nothing is more needful than humility. Therefore, I repeat, not only a good way, but the best of all ways, is to endeavour to enter first by the room where humility is practised, which is far better than at once rushing on to the others. This is the right road;-if we know how easy and safe it is to walk by it, why ask for wings with which to fly? Let us rather try to learn how to advance quickly. I believe we shall never learn to know ourselves except by endeavouring to know God, for, beholding His greatness we are struck by our own baseness, His purity shows our foulness, and by meditating on His humility we find how very far we are from being humble. ~ Saint Teresa of Avila, The Interior Castle, 1.02,
4:Sri Ramakrishna has described the incident: "The Divine Mother revealed to me in the Kāli temple that it was She who had become everything. She showed me that everything was full of Consciousness. The image was Consciousness, the Altar was Consciousness, the water-vessels were Consciousness, the door-sill was Consciousness, the marble floor was Consciousness - all was Consciousness. I found everything inside the room soaked, as it were, in Bliss - the Bliss of God. I saw a wicked man in front of the Kāli temple; but in him also I saw the power of the Divine Mother vibrating. That was why I fed a cat with the food that was to be offered to the Divine Mother. I clearly perceived that all this was the Divine Mother - even the cat. The manager of the temple garden wrote to Mathur Bābu saying that I was feeding the cat with the offering intended for the Divine Mother. ~ Sri Ramakrishna, Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna,
5:... Every one knew how laborious the usual method is of attaining to arts and sciences; whereas, by his contrivance, the most ignorant person, at a reasonable charge, and with a little bodily labour, might write books in philosophy, poetry, politics, laws, mathematics, and theology, without the least assistance from genius or study." He then led me to the frame, about the sides, whereof all his pupils stood in ranks. It was twenty feet square, placed in the middle of the room. The superfices was composed of several bits of wood, about the bigness of a die, but some larger than others. They were all linked together by slender wires. These bits of wood were covered, on every square, with paper pasted on them; and on these papers were written all the words of their language, in their several moods, tenses, and declensions; but without any order. The professor then desired me "to observe; for he was going to set his engine at work." The pupils, at his command, took each of them hold of an iron handle, whereof there were forty fixed round the edges of the frame; and giving them a sudden turn, the whole disposition of the words was entirely changed. He then commanded six-and-thirty of the lads, to read the several lines softly, as they appeared upon the frame; and where they found three or four words together that might make part of a sentence, they dictated to the four remaining boys, who were scribes. This work was repeated three or four times, and at every turn, the engine was so contrived, that the words shifted into new places, as the square bits of wood moved upside down. ~ Jonathan Swift, Gullivers Travels,
6:Of course we do." Dresden's voice was cutting. "But you're thinking too small. Building humanity's greatest empire is like building the world's largest anthill. Insignificant. There is a civilization out there that built the protomolecule and hurled it at us over two billion years ago. They were already gods at that point. What have they become since then? With another two billion years to advance?"
With a growing dread, Holden listened to Dresden speak. This speech had the air of something spoken before. Perhaps many times. And it had worked. It had convinced powerful people. It was why Protogen had stealth ships from the Earth shipyards and seemingly limitless behind-the-scenes support.
"We have a terrifying amount of catching up to do, gentlemen," Dresden was saying. "But fortunately we have the tool of our enemy to use in doing it."
"Catching up?" a soldier to Holden's left said. Dresden nodded at the man and smiled.
"The protomolecule can alter the host organism at the molecular level; it can create genetic change on the fly. Not just DNA, but any stable replicatoR But it is only a machine. It doesn't think. It follows instructions. If we learn how to alter that programming, then we become the architects of that change."
Holden interrupted. "If it was supposed to wipe out life on Earth and replace it with whatever the protomolecule's creators wanted, why turn it loose?"
"Excellent question," Dresden said, holding up one finger like a college professor about to deliver a lecture. "The protomolecule doesn't come with a user's manual. In fact, we've never before been able to actually watch it carry out its program. The molecule requires significant mass before it develops enough processing power to fulfill its directives. Whatever they are."
Dresden pointed at the screens covered with data around them.
"We are going to watch it at work. See what it intends to do. How it goes about doing it. And, hopefully, learn how to change that program in the process."
"You could do that with a vat of bacteria," Holden said.
"I'm not interested in remaking bacteria," Dresden said.
"You're fucking insane," Amos said, and took another step toward Dresden. Holden put a hand on the big mechanic's shoulder.
"So," Holden said. "You figure out how the bug works, and then what?"
"Then everything. Belters who can work outside a ship without wearing a suit. Humans capable of sleeping for hundreds of years at a time flying colony ships to the stars. No longer being bound to the millions of years of evolution inside one atmosphere of pressure at one g, slaves to oxygen and water. We decide what we want to be, and we reprogram ourselves to be that. That's what the protomolecule gives us."
Dresden had stood back up as he'd delivered this speech, his face shining with the zeal of a prophet.
"What we are doing is the best and only hope of humanity's survival. When we go out there, we will be facing gods."
"And if we don't go out?" Fred asked. He sounded thoughtful.
"They've already fired a doomsday weapon at us once," Dresden said.
The room was silent for a moment. Holden felt his certainty slip. He hated everything about Dresden's argument, but he couldn't quite see his way past it. He knew in his bones that something about it was dead wrong, but he couldn't find the words. Naomi's voice startled him.
"Did it convince them?" she asked.
"Excuse me?" Dresden said.
"The scientists. The technicians. Everyone you needed to make it happen. They actually had to do this. They had to watch the video of people dying all over Eros. They had to design those radioactive murder chambers. So unless you managed to round up every serial killer in the solar system and send them through a postgraduate program, how did you do this?"
"We modified our science team to remove ethical restraints."
Half a dozen clues clicked into place in Holden's head. ~ James S A Corey, Leviathan Wakes,
Why do we forget our dreams?
Because you do not dream always at the same place. It is not always the same part of your being that dreams and it is not at the same place that you dream. If you were in conscious, direct, continuous communication with all the parts of your being, you would remember all your dreams. But very few parts of the being are in communication.
For example, you have a dream in the subtle physical, that is to say, quite close to the physical. Generally, these dreams occur in the early hours of the morning, that is between four and five o'clock, at the end of the sleep. If you do not make a sudden movement when you wake up, if you remain very quiet, very still and a little attentive - quietly attentive - and concentrated, you will remember them, for the communication between the subtle physical and the physical is established - very rarely is there no communication.
Now, dreams are mostly forgotten because you have a dream while in a certain state and then pass into another. For instance, when you sleep, your body is asleep, your vital is asleep, but your mind is still active. So your mind begins to have dreams, that is, its activity is more or less coordinated, the imagination is very active and you see all kinds of things, take part in extraordinary happenings.... After some time, all that calms down and the mind also begins to doze. The vital that was resting wakes up; it comes out of the body, walks about, goes here and there, does all kinds of things, reacts, sometimes fights, and finally eats. It does all kinds of things. The vital is very adventurous. It watches. When it is heroic it rushes to save people who are in prison or to destroy enemies or it makes wonderful discoveries. But this pushes back the whole mental dream very far behind. It is rubbed off, forgotten: naturally you cannot remember it because the vital dream takes its place. But if you wake up suddenly at that moment, you remember it. There are people who have made the experiment, who have got up at certain fixed hours of the night and when they wake up suddenly, they do remember. You must not move brusquely, but awake in the natural course, then you remember.
After a time, the vital having taken a good stroll, needs to rest also, and so it goes into repose and quietness, quite tired at the end of all kinds of adventures. Then something else wakes up. Let us suppose that it is the subtle physical that goes for a walk. It starts moving and begins wandering, seeing the rooms and... why, this thing that was there, but it has come here and that other thing which was in that room is now in this one, and so on. If you wake up without stirring, you remembeR But this has pushed away far to the back of the consciousness all the stories of the vital. They are forgotten and so you cannot recollect your dreams. But if at the time of waking up you are not in a hurry, you are not obliged to leave your bed, on the contrary you can remain there as long as you wish, you need not even open your eyes; you keep your head exactly where it was and you make yourself like a tranquil mirror within and concentrate there. You catch just a tiny end of the tail of your dream. You catch it and start pulling gently, without stirring in the least. You begin pulling quite gently, and then first one part comes, a little later another. You go backward; the last comes up first. Everything goes backward, slowly, and suddenly the whole dream reappears: "Ah, there! it was like that." Above all, do not jump up, do not stir; you repeat the dream to yourself several times - once, twice - until it becomes clear in all its details. Once that dream is settled, you continue not to stir, you try to go further in, and suddenly you catch the tail of something else. It is more distant, more vague, but you can still seize it. And here also you hang on, get hold of it and pull, and you see that everything changes and you enter another world; all of a sudden you have an extraordinary adventure - it is another dream. You follow the same process. You repeat the dream to yourself once, twice, until you are sure of it. You remain very quiet all the time. Then you begin to penetrate still more deeply into yourself, as though you were going in very far, very far; and again suddenly you see a vague form, you have a feeling, a sensation... like a current of air, a slight breeze, a little breath; and you say, "Well, well...." It takes a form, it becomes clear - and the third category comes. You must have a lot of time, a lot of patience, you must be very quiet in your mind and body, very quiet, and you can tell the story of your whole night from the end right up to the beginning.
Even without doing this exercise which is very long and difficult, in order to recollect a dream, whether it be the last one or the one in the middle that has made a violent impression on your being, you must do what I have said when you wake up: take particular care not even to move your head on the pillow, remain absolutely still and let the dream return.
Some people do not have a passage between one state and another, there is a little gap and so they leap from one to the other; there is no highway passing through all the states of being with no break of the consciousness. A small dark hole, and you do not remember. It is like a precipice across which one has to extend the consciousness. To build a bridge takes a very long time; it takes much longer than building a physical bridge.... Very few people want to and know how to do it. They may have had magnificent activities, they do not remember them or sometimes only the last, the nearest, the most physical activity, with an uncoordinated movement - dreams having no sense.
But there are as many different kinds of nights and sleep as there are different days and activities. There are not many days that are alike, each day is different. The days are not the same, the nights are not the same. You and your friends are doing apparently the same thing, but for each one it is very different. And each one must have his own procedure.
Why are two dreams never alike?
Because all things are different. No two minutes are alike in the universe and it will be so till the end of the universe, no two minutes will ever be alike. And men obstinately want to make rules! One must do this and not that.... Well! we must let people please themselves.
You could have put to me a very interesting question: "Why am I fourteen years old today?" Intelligent people will say: "It is because it is the fourteenth year since you were born." That is the answer of someone who believes himself to be very intelligent. But there is another reason. I shall tell this to you alone.... I have drowned you all sufficiently well! Now you must begin to learn swimming!
~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1953, 36?,
8:Attention on Hypnagogic Imagery The most common strategy for inducing WILDs is to fall asleep while focusing on the hypnagogic imagery that accompanies sleep onset. Initially, you are likely to see relatively simple images, flashes of light, geometric patterns, and the like.
Gradually more complicated forms appear: faces, people, and finally entire scenes. 6
The following account of what the Russian philosopher P. D. Ouspensky called “half-dream states” provides a vivid example of what hypnagogic imagery can be like:
I am falling asleep. Golden dots, sparks and tiny stars appear and disappear before my eyes. These sparks and stars gradually merge into a golden net with diagonal meshes which moves slowly and regularly in rhythm with the beating of my heart, which I feel quite distinctly. The next moment the golden net is transformed into rows of brass helmets belonging to Roman soldiers marching along the street below. I hear their measured tread and watch them from the window of a high house in Galata, in Constantinople, in a narrow lane, one end of which leads to the old wharf and the Golden Horn with its ships and steamers and the minarets of Stamboul behind them. I hear their heavy measured tread, and see the sun shining on their helmets. Then suddenly I detach myself from the window sill on which I am lying, and in the same reclining position fly slowly over the lane, over the houses, and then over the Golden Horn in the direction of Stamboul. I smell the sea, feel the wind, the warm sun. This flying gives me a wonderfully pleasant sensation, and I cannot help opening my eyes. 7
Ouspensky’s half-dream states developed out of a habit of observing the contents of his mind while falling asleep or in half-sleep after awakening from a dream. He notes that they were much easier to observe in the morning after awakening than before sleep at the beginning of the night and did not occur at all “without definite efforts.” 8
Dr. Nathan Rapport, an American psychiatrist, cultivated an approach to lucid dreaming very similar to Ouspensky’s: “While in bed awaiting sleep, the experimenter interrupts his thoughts every few minutes with an effort to recall the mental item vanishing before each intrusion that inquisitive attention.” 9 This habit is continued sleep itself, with results like the following:
Brilliant lights flashed, and a myriad of sparkles twinkled from a magnificent cut glass chandelier. Interesting as any stage extravaganza were the many quaintly detailed figurines upon a mantel against the distant, paneled wall adorned in rococo.
At the right a merry group of beauties and gallants in the most elegant attire of Victorian England idled away a pleasant occasion. This scene continued for [a] period of I was not aware, before I discovered that it was not reality, but a mental picture and that I was viewing it. Instantly it became an incommunicably beautiful vision. It was with the greatest stealth that my vaguely awakened mind began to peep: for I knew that these glorious shows end abruptly because of such intrusions.
I thought, “Have I here one of those mind pictures that are without motion?” As if in reply, one of the young ladies gracefully waltzed about the room. She returned to the group and immobility, with a smile lighting her pretty face, which was turned over her shoulder toward me. The entire color scheme was unobtrusive despite the kaleidoscopic sparkles of the chandelier, the exquisite blues and creamy pinks of the rich settings and costumes. I felt that only my interest in dreams brought my notice to the tints – delicate, yet all alive as if with inner illumination. 10
Hypnagogic Imagery Technique
1. Relax completely
While lying in bed, gently close your eyes and relax your head, neck, back, arms, and legs. Completely let go of all muscular and mental tension, and breathe slowly and restfully. Enjoy the feeling of relaxation and let go of your thoughts, worries, and concerns. If you have just awakened from sleep, you are probably sufficiently relaxed.
Otherwise, you may use either the progressive relaxation exercise (page 33) or the 61-point relaxation exercise (page 34) to relax more deeply. Let everything wind down,
slower and slower, more and more relaxed, until your mind becomes as serene as the calmest sea.
2. Observe the visual images
Gently focus your attention on the visual images that will gradually appear before your mind’s eye. Watch how the images begin and end. Try to observe the images as delicately as possible, allowing them to be passively reflected in your mind as they unfold. Do not attempt to hold onto the images, but instead just watch without attachment or desire for action. While doing this, try to take the perspective of a detached observer as much as possible. At first you will see a sequence of disconnected, fleeting patterns and images. The images will gradually develop into scenes that become more and more complex, finally joining into extended sequences.
3. Enter the dream
When the imagery becomes a moving, vivid scenario, you should allow yourself to be passively drawn into the dream world. Do not try to actively enter the dream scene,
but instead continue to take a detached interest in the imagery. Let your involvement with what is happening draw you into the dream. But be careful of too much involvement and too little attention. Don’t forget that you are dreaming now!
Probably the most difficult part of this technique to master is entering the dream at Step 3. The challenge is to develop a delicate vigilance, an unobtrusive observer perspective, from which you let yourself be drawn into the dream. As Paul Tholey has emphasized, “It is not desirable to want actively to enter into the scenery,
since such an intention as a rule causes the scenery to disappear.” 11 A passive volition similar to that described in the section on autosuggestion in the previous chapter is required: in Tholey’s words, “Instead of actively wanting to enter into the scenery, the subject should attempt to let himself be carried into it passively.” 12 A Tibetan teacher advises a similar frame of mind: “While delicately observing the mind, lead it gently into the dream state, as though you were leading a child by the hand.” 13
Another risk is that, once you have entered into the dream, the world can seem so realistic that it is easy to lose lucidity, as happened in the beginning of Rapport’s WILD described above. As insurance in case this happens, Tholey recommends that you resolve to carry out a particular action in the dream, so that if you momentarily lose lucidity, you may remember your intention to carry out the action and thereby regain lucidity.
~ Stephen LaBerge, Exploring the World of Lucid Dreaming,
9:During the stage of sadhana one should describe God by all His attributes. One day Hazra said to Narendra: 'God is Infinity. Infinite is His splendour. Do you think He will accept your offerings of sweets and bananas or listen to your music? This is a mistaken notion of yours.' Narendra at once sank ten fathoms. So I said to Hazra, 'You villain! Where will these youngsters be if you talk to them like that?' How can a man live if he gives up devotion? No doubt God has infinite splendour; yet He is under the control of His devotees. A rich man's gate-keeper comes to the parlour where his master is seated with his friends. He stands on one side of the room. In his hand he has something covered with a cloth. He is very hesitant. The master asks him, 'Well, gate-keeper, what have you in your hand?' Very hesitantly the servant takes out a custard-apple from under the cover, places it in front of his master, and says, 'Sir, it is my desire that you should eat this.' The Master is impressed by his servant's devotion. With great love he takes the fruit in his hand and says: 'Ah! This is a very nice custard-apple. Where did you pick it? You must have taken a great deal of trouble to get it.'
"God is under the control of His devotees. King Duryodhana was very attentive to Krishna and said to Him, 'Please have your meal here.' But the Lord went to Vidura's hut. He is very fond of His devotees. He ate Vidura's simple rice and greens as if they were celestial food. ~ Sri Ramakrishna,
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1:She looked across the room at
2:I quickly crossed the room ~ Michael Connelly
3:the room leaped to darkness. ~ John Steinbeck
4:bullies the light out of the room. ~ Ian Caldwell
5:Quite like old times,' the room says. ~ Jean Rhys
6:he trudged across the room, and ~ Vannetta Chapman
7:I threw my kindle across the room. ~ Penelope Ward
8:When I walk into the room, I own it! ~ NeNe Leakes
9:looked around the room at each person. ~ Terri Reid
10:The room pulsed with feeling, ~ Leslie Marmon Silko
11:The room? Why am I not surprised? ~ Lisa Scottoline
12:Well. Now she had the room’s attention. ~ Anonymous
13:His laugh cartwheels across the room. ~ Jandy Nelson
14:Death is the room that is always empty. ~ John Fowles
15:From across the room, Mama watched them, ~ Lois Lowry
16:Sometimes film kills the room to dream. ~ David Lynch
17:Sunshine, the old clown, rims the room. ~ John Updike
18:the far side of the room, the anagram ~ Gillian Flynn
19:Mediocrity is the elephant in the room. ~ Kevin Spacey
20:The room smells of still air and time. Zoey ~ Joe Hart
21:the room and her appearance startled him. ~ Beth Brower
22:The room is the beginning of architecture. ~ Louis Kahn
23:The room was empty without him. No, the ~ Carolyn Brown
24:Alone. Is the room to be got ready upstairs? ~ Leo Tolstoy
25:I'd call you a genius, but I'm in the room. ~ David Tennant
26:Never be the brightest person in the room. ~ James D Watson
27:Something unspeakable left the room. ~ William Peter Blatty
28:This is the room of the wolfmother wallpaper. ~ Tom Robbins
29:And Sylvia Tietjens wavered into the room. ~ Ford Madox Ford
30:Full moons, skunk weed all up in the room; ~ Ghostface Killah
31:particles of silence floated about the room ~ Haruki Murakami
32:The Loudest person in the room, is usually the brokest ~ Wale
33:The writer is the person who stays in the room. ~ Ron Carlson
34:The economy is the silent elephant in the room. ~ Ashraf Ghani
35:The room held her scent, fresh lilac, pathetic. ~ Stephen King
36:The room was rococo. I had a strong sense of gilt. ~ Eric Idle
37:when the mind is full, the room ceases to be empty ~ Wang Ping
38:1,320 seconds walk into the room before he does. ~ Tahereh Mafi
39:Every plan I have is the best plan in the room. ~ Charlie Sheen
40:I'm tired of being the funniest person in the room. ~ Del Close
41:I looked around the room at the numerous ~ Paramahansa Yogananda
42:It's not the rooms, it's the life you live in them ~ Coco Chanel
43:The big secret is the ability to stay in the room. ~ Ron Carlson
44:The smartest person in the room, is the room. ~ David Weinberger
45:Danger, like a third man, was standing in the room. ~ Ian Fleming
46:she possessed, hurled the ring across the room. ~ Debbie Macomber
47:She rose and followed her bust from the room. ~ Margery Allingham
48:Sometimes the elephant is just too big for the room ~ Rosie Walsh
49:You're the scarest motherfucker in the room. ~ Laurell K Hamilton
50:When there’s an elephant in the room introduce him. ~ Randy Pausch
51:When the room brightens when you walk in, you matter. ~ Seth Godin
52:Where does the dentist go when he leaves the room? ~ George Carlin
53:You're the scariest motherfucker in the room. ~ Laurell K Hamilton
54:if you can’t spot the sucker in the room, it’s you. ~ Nick Harkaway
55:I was born in 1962, and the room next to me was 1963. ~ Joan Rivers
56:Their glowed as brightly as any candle in the room. ~ Cameron Dokey
57:The room rang full of her artificial laughter. ~ F Scott Fitzgerald
58:Always speak first to the toughest person in the room. ~ Jess Walter
59:I'm rarely asked to play the smartest man in the room. ~ Gary Oldman
60:Of all the rooms in the house your bedroom is yours ~ Dorothy Draper
61:There wasn't an anhydrous lacrimal gland in the room... ~ Mary Roach
62:The room was an hourglass that hadn't yet turned. ~ Samantha Shannon
63:Books enveloped the room floor to ceiling like wallpaper. ~ Judy Baer
64:echoed around them, filling the room until they were ~ Kiersten White
65:Every cat is really the most beautiful woman in the room. ~ E V Lucas
66:So many lies have been told, the room is thick with them. ~ Anonymous
67:The most powerful presence in the room is his absence. ~ Claudia Gray
68:Castle’s easy grin dances into the room before he does. ~ Tahereh Mafi
69:In the room the women come and go talking of Michelangelo. ~ T S Eliot
70:three boys, then listened as the peals filled the room. ~ Sejal Badani
71:while the man form Orange County booked the room. ~ Eric Jerome Dickey
72:Any problem can be solved using the materials in the room. ~ Edwin Land
73:coaches. As he talked, the boys gaped at the room. ~ Daniel James Brown
74:I sat up and the room was full of a man with a gun. ~ Donald E Westlake
75:My idea of housework is to sweep the room with a glance. ~ Erma Bombeck
76:The past was filling the room like a tide of whispers. ~ Ross Macdonald
77:Arthur Less has left the room while remaining in it. ~ Andrew Sean Greer
78:Even to see her walk across the room is a liberal education. ~ C S Lewis
79:He saw her before he saw anything else in the room. ~ F Scott Fitzgerald
80:two sharp brown eyes surveyed the room like drive-by shooters. ~ C J Box
81:within the room, and then gales of laughter. The nacre ~ Neal Stephenson
82:And at that moment the alligators burst into the room. ~ Genevieve Cogman
83:In the room the women come and go
Talking of Michelangelo. ~ T S Eliot
84:Maybe it isn't the room that's different. Maybe it's me. ~ Jennifer Niven
85:The loudest one in the room is the weakest one in the room. ~ Frank Lucas
86:Yet the room was all in all to me, Estella being in it. ~ Charles Dickens
87:Four can be as stupid as ten. No need to crowd the room. ~ Suzanne Collins
88:If there is a wasp in the room, I’d like to be able to see it. ~ C S Lewis
89:The room within is the great fact about the building. ~ Frank Lloyd Wright
90:Your worst dungeon might be the room with the most windows. ~ Rene Denfeld
91:As she expanded the room grew smaller around her. (27) ~ F Scott Fitzgerald
92:I go around the room and ask people, 'What do you think?' ~ Sheryl Sandberg
93:She carries on like One Direction has just walked into the room. ~ Sara Ney
94:Try to write poems at least one person in the room will hate. ~ Marvin Bell
95:can’t help ourselves. We spot the baddest man in the room... ~ Shayne Silvers
96:Hal is on his way." The nurse announced reentering the room. ~ Daniel Handler
97:Never take a seat in the back of the room. Winners sit up front. ~ E Lockhart
98:the room, evading his mother’s reaching hand. “You’re back! ~ Cassandra Clare
99:The room has to be comfortable; the house has to look habitable. ~ Adolf Loos
100:We can’t help being the most interesting people in the room. ~ Courtney Milan
101:A powerful performance will transform everyone in the room. ~ Marina Abramovic
102:elegant stairs to Orlov’s office. The room was an exact replica ~ Daniel Silva
103:First rule of magic? Always be the smartest guy in the room. ~ Jesse Eisenberg
104:I had nothing to do in the hall, so I went into the room. ~ F Scott Fitzgerald
105:It shouldn’t hurt when I watch you leave the room, should it? ~ Suzanne Wright
106:the manner of Prince Tetrakov, was now touring the room, shaking ~ Amor Towles
107:She hung up and the room was a fist of silence. page 233 ~ William Kent Krueger
108:Work is the rent you pay for the room you occupy on earth. ~ Queen Elizabeth II
109:A liberal is a man who leaves the room before the fight starts. ~ Dorothy Parker
110:Fame gets you in the door but it doesn't keep you in the room. ~ Madonna Ciccone
111:I’m sorry, but I think the smartest guys in the room screw up a lot. ~ Anonymous
112:No matter where she stood, she was in the center of the room. ~ Patrick Rothfuss
113:Poverty made a sound like a wet cough in the shadows of the room. ~ Ray Bradbury
114:The room was filled with conversations we weren't having. ~ Jonathan Safran Foer
115:wet with it. In that same moment the room beyond the doorway was ~ Simon Kernick
116:When it comes to global warming, coal is the gorilla in the room. ~ Jeff Goodell
117:...when the room goes silent, someone has spoken with authority... ~ John Geddes
118:Your brand is what people say about you when you're not in the room ~ Jeff Bezos
119:big brown eyeballs do a quick roll around the inside of the room. ~ Steve Martini
120:I don't understand people who have sex with their dog in the room. ~ Cameron Diaz
121:the eyes in the room weren’t on Miranda and Kaley but her. She was ~ Jamie Begley
122:Hi, Cousin,” she said to Larry, who came into the room. ~ Gertrude Chandler Warner
123:I can create a vibe without saying anything, just by being in the room. ~ Lou Reed
124:If you’re the smartest person in the room, you’re in the wrong room. ~ Peter Voogd
125:One option is to struggle to be heard whenever you're in the room... ~ Seth Godin
126:Power depended on being in the room when the decisions were taken. ~ Robert Harris
127:She sang as if she was saving the life of every person in the room. ~ Ann Patchett
128:She smiles at me and it sends a warm summer breeze around the room. ~ Jandy Nelson
129:Flames entered the room like dancers, orange-colored and whirring. ~ Ross Macdonald
130:If every piece is perfect the room becomes a museum and lifeless. ~ Nancy Lancaster
131:I've been told that I am "better in the room" and prettier in person. ~ Amy Poehler
132:Particles of silence floated about the room for the longest time. ~ Haruki Murakami
133:The rooms I tend to be in are pretty democratic and the best idea wins. ~ Adam Rapp
134:The room was filled with volume and volumes. With light. With peace. ~ Louise Penny
135:You always have my attention. When you're in the room, you're my sun. ~ Kate Meader
136:You're so sick, Oedipa, she told herself, or the room, which knew. ~ Thomas Pynchon
137:If you're the smartest person in the room, you're in the wrong room. ~ Marissa Mayer
138:I tried to say beware the room is laid with traps and hung with hooks. ~ Janet Frame
139:Like a kettle boiling over, the room foamed with laughter. ~ Heather Vogel Frederick
140:Always be civil, but with a plan to neutralise everyone in the room. ~ Conor McGregor
141:approached alone, the hallway too small, the rooms too tightly bunched ~ Lisa Gardner
142:As the stupidest person in the room, I always had the most to gain. ~ Chuck Palahniuk
143:I’ll clear the room to get your honest opinion, if that’s what it takes. ~ Sylvia Day
144:I've been avoiding the mirror in the room. I always avoid the mirrors. ~ Donna Cooner
145:nearly half full, seating about two hundred students. The room was ~ Patrick Rothfuss
146:The trouble is that I am crazy and the room, ah, my own room drinks me. ~ Anne Sexton
147:everything in the room felt eerily advanced and ancient at the same time. ~ Hugh Howey
148:If we could light up the room with pain,
we’d be such a glorious fire. ~ Ada Limon
149:Moonlight shone through the window, cutting through the room at an angle. ~ Simon Wood
150:The rooms that are lived in are the ones we find most comforting. ~ Alexandra Stoddard
151:Your arrogance just sucked all the oxygen out of the room to inflate your ego. ~ Tijan
152:As Katie moved through the rooms, everything reminded her of everything: ~ Megan Abbott
153:do you ever get bored waiting for the rest of the room to catch up with you? ~ J D Horn
154:He paced the room like a caged tiger, splendid in his wounded anger. ~ Jacqueline Carey
155:He's swept with the broom of contempt and the rooms have an empty ring. ~ Joni Mitchell
156:If you are the smartest person in the room, then you are in the wrong room. ~ Confucius
157:I think we just knew that we had a movie when Rachel walked in the room. ~ Ryan Gosling
158:It was the pink elephant in the room, the thunderous fart in the elevator. ~ David Wong
159:like I am Alice in the Wonderland and have gotten too big for the room. ~ Lauren Oliver
160:Where glowing embers through the room Teach light to counterfeit a gloom. ~ John Milton
161:Your brand is what other people say about you when you’re not in the room. ~ Jeff Bezos
162:I'm not the distraction in the room."
"Oh? And what might be? ~ Becca Fitzpatrick
163:Nothing in the room was cheap, but none of it was exactly desirable either. ~ Ian Rankin
164:There was only one blonde in the room, and she didn’t even have a tan. ~ Francine Pascal
165:The room is there for the human being - not the human being for the room. ~ El Lissitzky
166:The wolf was at the door. His shadow spilled into the room, taking it over. ~ Libba Bray
167:This was getting out of control. I was about to back out of the room when ~ Andy Andrews
168:To love someone is to catch your breath whenever he walks in the room. ~ Margaret George
169:yet again that the quietest man in the room is usually the most dangerous. ~ Terry Hayes
170:Bianca and Mindy crept into the room like great big fashionable mice. ~ Caroline B Cooney
171:He slipped into the room after her, unaware that he was being followed. ~ Cassandra Clare
172:I've learned to allow myself the room to fall in love with what I'm writing. ~ Sylvia Day
173:MY SECRET IDENTITY IS
The room is empty,
And the window is open ~ Charles Simic
174:As a kid, I think I rearranged the rooms of almost every house on the block. ~ Nate Berkus
175:Help me, I can’t breathe, your ego is pushing all the air out of the room. ~ Ilona Andrews
176:I am as innocent regarding any conspiracy as any of you gentlemen in the room. ~ Jack Ruby
177:Is it possible to get another key? I think I've left mine in the room. ~ Winston Churchill
178:The silence in the room had width, height, depth, mass and substance. ~ Maud Hart Lovelace
179:Unfortunately, the more complex the system, the greater the room for error. ~ George Soros
180:As a kid, I always thought the TV was a magic box in the corner of the room. ~ Gethin Jones
181:Daemon was the pissy pink elephant in the room with a bad attitude. ~ Jennifer L Armentrout
182:If you could see the competition across the room, you’d tuck tail and run. ~ Juliette Cross
183:If you’re in the room, you've grabbed the brass ring. You are all winners. ~ George Clooney
184:If you’re the smartest person in the room … find a different room. MICHAEL DELL ~ Anonymous
185:I just noticed a lack of ego in the room and thought ‘hey, where’s Braden? ~ Samantha Young
186:In fact, the room was so quiet you might have heard a drop of paint splash. ~ Jasper Fforde
187:The elephant in the room. It can't be talked about. It can't be ignored. ~ Michael Robotham
188:The room had the impersonal, disconnected feel of a waiting room on Jupiter. ~ Anne Spollen
189:The room was dark and crowded, and smelled like history and cheeseburgers. ~ Katherine Reay
190:As soon as a child has left the room his strewn toys become affecting. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
191:Everybody’s a gangster, until a gangster walks in the room. - Awesome Meme ~ Sapphire Knight
192:He made such a faint presence. It was like being in the room with a feather. ~ Anthony Doerr
193:Inside the room, a man and a woman were wrestling. They were both naked. ~ George R R Martin
194:Somehow taking a shower with her in the room was more intimate than sex. ~ Maggie Stiefvater
195:The room turns red. I see the world through a diaphanous curtain of blood. The ~ Rick Yancey
196:When I'm writing I don't want anyone else in the room - including myself. ~ Jonathan Franzen
197:When you hear Doc Watson singing Amazing Grace, something else enters the room. ~ Ben Harper
198:Where glowing embers through the room
Teach light to counterfeit a gloom... ~ John Milton
199:...a closeness that felt sorry and cheap the minute she walked out of the room. ~ Don DeLillo
200:Daemon was the pissy pink elephant in the room with the bad attitude. ~ Jennifer L Armentrout
201:Don’t win loyalty, just obedience, and only while the lash is in the room. ~ Orson Scott Card
202:Ryuu patted Meryn on the head and looked around the room. "Isn't she adorable? ~ Alanea Alder
203:There are people who kind of let you know that you can silence the room. ~ Babatunde Adebimpe
204:Whoever's job it was to keep the room clean was clearly not an overachiever. ~ Steve Hamilton
205:Yield to that strange passion which sends you madly whirling round the room. ~ Virginia Woolf
206:An author really ought to have nothing but flowers in the room where he works. ~ Gaston Leroux
207:And of all the rooms in my childhood,
God was the largest
and most empty. ~ Li Young Lee
208:Empty houses have unique noises, almost like the rooms themselves are listening. ~ John Rector
209:God always fills in all hearts all the room which is left Him there. ~ Frederick William Faber
210:I love the way you make me feel when you walk into the room, when you look at me. ~ Kyra Davis
211:In a Balenciaga you were the only woman in the room - no other woman existed. ~ Diana Vreeland
212:It was easy to see that the room was a treasury by its incredible emptiness. ~ Terry Pratchett
213:...of course, every cat is really the most beautiful woman in the room. ~ Edward Verrall Lucas
214:Oh! my dear Mr. Bennet," as she entered the room, "we have had a most delightful ~ Jane Austen
215:proof yet again that the quietest man in the room is usually the most dangerous. ~ Terry Hayes
216:She made it all the way up without pause. There wasn’t a closed mouth in the room. ~ G L Tomas
217:The peacemaker must have the strongest heart and the toughest will in the room. ~ Nalini Singh
218:The room was immaculate—no, preserved. Stuck in a time warp, unused, untouched. ~ Harlan Coben
219:the smell of lilacs crept poignantly into the room like a remembered spring. ~ Margaret Millar
220:And I would often wake up at night and stare widely into the room: Am I in Hell? ~ Edvard Munch
221:I drink a little now once in a while, just to drive the wolf out of the room ~ Ernest Hemingway
222:I laughed. If Eddie used a sock his crotch would enter the room before he did. ~ Kristen Ashley
223:The room was empty. It was full of silence and the memory of a nice perfume. ~ Raymond Chandler
224:The traditional role of the Senate has been to be the adult in the room. ~ Kay Bailey Hutchison
225:This is the room where Jezebel frescoed her eyelids with history's tragic glitter ~ Tom Robbins
226:You have carried a branch of tomorrow into the room-its frangrance awakened me. ~ Robert Duncan
227:Eleanor felt the room rock madly, and time as she had always known time, stop. ~ Shirley Jackson
228:Family Farms,” she declared. A hush fell over the room. Little Bo Peep was a very ~ Chris Colfer
229:I just walked out of the room. I was like, I'm embarrassed, so I need to leave. ~ Maddie Ziegler
230:Like a mermaid rising from an ocean of paper, the girl emerged across the room. ~ Brian Selznick
231:She left the web, she left the loom,
She made three paces through the room ~ Alfred Tennyson
232:Sweep me the room as clean as you can, Up with the window, fling out my old man! ~ Jacob Grimm
233:...this is the room where the future pours into the past via the pinch of now. ~ Terry Pratchett
234:He lay far across the room from her, on a winter island separated by an empty sea. ~ Ray Bradbury
235:He lit the dining-room lamp, got out a cigar, and began pacing the room, ejaculating. ~ H G Wells
236:If you put fences around people, you get sheep. Give people the room they need. ~ James C Collins
237:It was a stinging pleasure to be in the room with her, and feel her presence. ~ Elizabeth Gaskell
238:Never hold discussions with the monkey when the organ grinder is in the room. ~ Winston Churchill
239:She left the web, she left the loom, She made three paces through the room ~ Alfred Lord Tennyson
240:The door flew open, carrying into the room a gust of steamy air and then Trotts. ~ Steven Erikson
241:The room was freezing. It smelled of people who had gone away to live other lives.. ~ Neil Gaiman
242:The smartest person in the room is never as smart as all the people in the room. ~ John C Maxwell
243:Everyone in the room stared at me like they expected me to grow fangs and sparkle. ~ Carrie Harris
244:First off, don’t swear to God around me. He’s not listening when I’m in the room. ~ Krista Ritchie
245:Prince Maxon surveyed the room and found me. Our eye met for a moment, and he smiled. ~ Kiera Cass
246:And every camera in the room turned to focus on my horror-stricken, blood-drained face. ~ Meg Cabot
247:Being with an insanely jealous person is like being in the room with a dead mammoth. ~ Mike Nichols
248:Every gesture was one of disorder and violence, as if a lioness had come into the room. ~ Ana s Nin
249:I like to make people think differently than they did before I walked in the room. ~ Marilyn Manson
250:Look around the room a few times a day as if you had just been born into that room. ~ Eckhart Tolle
251:My mama used to say the blues is an ailment that don't like no sunshine in the room. ~ Lisa Wingate
252:Never hold discussions with the monkey when the organ grinder is in the room. ~ Winston S Churchill
253:The only time I'm the only woman in the room is when I go to the leadership meeting. ~ Nancy Pelosi
254:The shadow of my mother danced around the room to a tune that my own shadow sang. ~ Jamaica Kincaid
255:When she is alone in the rooms I hear her humming to keep herself from thinking. ~ Jean Paul Sartre
256:You don’t tell Elon you can’t do something. That will get you kicked out of the room ~ Ashlee Vance
257:Find the most talented person in the room, and if it’s not you, go stand next to him. ~ Austin Kleon
258:If you put fences around people, you get sheep. Give people the room they need. ~ William L McKnight
259:Let's not get too full of ourselves. Let's leave space for God to come into the room. ~ Quincy Jones
260:Never ignore the elephant in the room. That’s rude; play with it and introduce it. ~ Donna Lynn Hope
261:Patience is timing, just being humble and being the most quiet person in the room. ~ Raheem Devaughn
262:People who love life have charisma because they fill the room with positive energy. ~ John C Maxwell
263:Race in this country is still the elephant in the room that no one wants to discuss. ~ Lenny Kravitz
264:rang through the room. She stopped in mid-step and whirled to face him. “Do not ~ Victoria Alexander
265:So many times you can't get a foot in the door unless you're already in the room. ~ Alden Ehrenreich
266:That sometimes the smartest person in the room is the one who says, "I have no idea. ~ Gail Caldwell
267:That’s what happened when you were the biggest guy in the room—you got the most attention ~ L T Ryan
268:We don't have the time to completely be ourselves. We only have the room to be happy. ~ Albert Camus
269:He giggled and sniggered. He would have laughed out loud but he didn't have the room. ~ Douglas Adams
270:Her siren smile appeard and her eyes lit up the room. Her laghter sounded like music. ~ Katie McGarry
271:How do you know a gangster?” “Usually, the room goes a little quiet when he walks in. ~ Jennifer Egan
272:I'm satisfied with the way 'The Room' turned out, and I don't want to change anything. ~ Tommy Wiseau
273:I opened the window and my heart. The sun flooded the room and love inundated my soul. ~ Paulo Coelho
274:The room was in that disorder produced only by those who have always had servants. ~ Ernest Hemingway
275:All the room darkened and my heart again sank; inexpressible sadness weighed it down ~ Charlotte Bront
276:I opened the window and my heart. The sun flooded the room, and love inundated my soul. ~ Paulo Coelho
277:the way he used to when our love was a living creature, breathing in the room with us. ~ Julia Elliott
278:A terrible silence fell in the room. Bill Ireton looked suddenly sober as a trout. ~ Patricia Highsmith
279:His awareness of her swung as she moved around the room like the needle on a compass. ~ Cassandra Clare
280:Probably nobody ever jogs toward the room where they will write their suicide note, ~ Donald E Westlake
281:Then we can discuss matters—” And at that moment the alligators burst into the room. ~ Genevieve Cogman
282:The rumors of my death are greatly exaggerated.” And the room exploded into noise. ~ Laurell K Hamilton
283:When a happy person comes into the room, it is as if another candle has been lit. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
284:Do you light up when your kids are coming in the room or do you become the instant critic? ~ Brene Brown
285:Get away from my house and all its rooms that echo, all the rooms I don't enter anymore. ~ Daisy Whitney
286:I'm Kieran. You must be a hell of a thief because you stole my heart from across the room, ~ Jayde Scott
287:It was like there was an elephant in the room. An elephant that expected us to have sex. ~ Morgan Matson
288:I was a girl and I had the best deadly toys in the room. Gun envy is an ugly thing. ~ Laurell K Hamilton
289:You've got to capture as much of the room sound as possible. That's the very essence of it. ~ Jimmy Page
290:All the male faces in the room turned to me as if they were flowers and I the sun. ~ Justine Larbalestier
291:A small lamp shone golden-orange in the corner, casting the room in a dull tribute to sunset. ~ Jay Posey
292:But in the room there was nothing but the exciting scent of the girl and her wanting. We ~ Harold Robbins
293:if culture was a house, then language was the key to the front door, to all the rooms inside. ~ Anonymous
294:If you help one person in the room, you're an abject failure. You have to change something. ~ Simon Sinek
295:It means you’re the least important person in the room—until you change that with results. ~ Ryan Holiday
296:Like odorless, colorless smoke leaking into the room through a small crack in the door. ~ Haruki Murakami
297:Moonlight flooded in the windows and silvered the room, turning it into a lagoon of dreams ~ Stephen King
298:Sunlight streamed through the room, clinging to him like it wanted him as much as she did. ~ Cindi Madsen
299:There are answers which, in turning away wrath, only send it to the other end of the room. ~ George Eliot
300:The room suited my father perfectly: it was larger than life and wonderfully incongruous. ~ Tara Westover
301:Every human emits unconscious vocal undertones that determine who the leader is in the room. ~ Nick Morgan
302:He makes me see that I don’t need to fear the other things in the room. They need to fear me. ~ Tara Brown
303:His eyes stayed open imperiously. No one could close his eyelids. The room smoked of grief. ~ Fleur Jaeggy
304:Oft times a blade across the room beyond the reach of a hand means that death is nearer. I ~ Louis L Amour
305:She reminded Javi of Naroba, who apologized to the oxygen in the room for breathing. Javi ~ Suanne Laqueur
306:Suddenly the images in the center of the room became more than images. They solidified. ~ Stephanie Osborn
307:The fluorescent lights flickered overhead, casting a sick gray pallor over the room. ~ Denise Grover Swank
308:There was nothing in the room the next minute but the sunshine and a sense that I must stay. ~ Henry James
309:The room was darker and smelled of evergreen, as though my mother had been dreaming of trees. ~ Scott Heim
310:and made what an outside observer would have thought was a heroic effort to cross the room. ~ Douglas Adams
311:...every piece of the laughing was a tiny bird come tumbling out to fly around the room. ~ Patrick Rothfuss
312:If you ever find you're the most talented person in the room, you need to find another room. ~ Austin Kleon
313:I’m not up for laughing, but their laughter makes the room feel safer, so we begin to explore. ~ John Green
314:Since it had gotten so quiet in the room that you could hear the sound of your own doubts... ~ Jodi Picoult
315:That smile of his whenever I came into the room, the one that no one else ever got but me. ~ Kimberly Belle
316:The room didn't look haunted or eerie now;it was only melancholy in it's faded grandeur. ~ Elizabeth Peters
317:Chrestomanci smiled and swept out of the room like a very long procession of one person. ~ Diana Wynne Jones
318:comes with me everywhere. I bend down and quietly put her out of the room. She whines and ~ Philippa Gregory
319:I like living in one room and have never known what people do with the room they are not in. ~ Quentin Crisp
320:I love the idea that I'm the oldest one in the room because I can get away with anything! ~ Shirley MacLaine
321:I'm not a fan of purposely farting in front of other people. If you have to fart, leave the room. ~ Tina Fey
322:Listen real hard to the smartest guy in the room before you go trying to prove how smart you are. ~ Lee Clow
323:Once she was gone, the room would be in a state of chaos, as though a storm had passed through. ~ T E Kinsey
324:Teachers shouldn't make the mistake of always thinking they're the smartest person in the room ~ Taylor Mali
325:The house was heavy around him, the pressure of the past filling the rooms like odorless gas. ~ Annie Proulx
326:The silence of the room was disturbed by a book that flew open with fluttering leaves, ~ Dorothy Scarborough
327:Even with all the lights off, the room was as bright and insistent as Martha Stewart’s smile. ~ Deborah Wilde
328:His eyes found mine, and for a moment I felt as if all the air in the room had retreated. ~ Barbara A Shapiro
329:I'm not the distraction in the room.' 'Oh? And what might be?' -Nora & Patch (PG 242) ~ Becca Fitzpatrick
330:I used to wanna change the world. Now I just wanna leave the room with a little dignity. ~ Justin Vivian Bond
331:People will admit more if they are alone than if others are in the room with them. ~ Seth Stephens Davidowitz
332:The room marked with a cross is not where the murder was committed, but the one that I occupy. ~ Jean Webster
333:The room was too much there. I could feel the color of the wallpaper -- burgundy -- invading. ~ Rivka Galchen
334:Why did the room packed with married people seem empty? Because there wasn't a single person there. ~ Various
335:Yes, you've entered my bloodstream, the room, the whole springtime is filled with you... ~ Rainer Maria Rilke
336:A tea set is good for a newborn girl. It is a gift that instantly makes the room a girl's room. ~ Phoebe Cates
337:Believe it when you see it.
Believe it when a twelve-year-old rolls a grenade into the room. ~ Brian Turner
338:But for Ricky,Andrew,Mary & me the world stopped when those dogs entered the room. ~ Luis Carlos Montalv n
339:Can what they call civilization be right, if people mayn't die in the room where they were born? ~ E M Forster
340:Fear enters the room and sits down in a chair and with a polite smile asks to open negotiations. ~ John Scalzi
341:I can’t believe this is good for me if she has to go out of the room to make it happen. ~ Holly Goldberg Sloan
342:If you think you're too small to have an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito in the room. ~ Anita Roddick
343:If you think you're too small to have an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito in the room ~ Robin S Sharma
344:I'm the kind of woman who, when she walks into a party, all the other women leave the room. ~ Lara Flynn Boyle
345:I pranced around the room like a blind moose, but what I lacked in grace I made up for in effort. ~ Kiera Cass
346:Is this the Taker of Lives we’re talking about?” came a question from the far side of the room. ~ Leslie Wolfe
347:I used to sit in class and listen to the terms come floating down the room like paper airplanes. ~ John McPhee
348:I walk so fast, I talk so fast, I could turn the light off and be in bed before the room's dark. ~ Roddy Piper
349:I was about to sprint across the room and launch myself into his arms like Baby from Dirty Dancing ~ J Daniels
350:The light was draining out of the room, going back through the window where it had come from. ~ Raymond Carver
351:You stand in my soul; I stand in yours. That’s the room we always share, no matter where we are. ~ Joey W Hill
352:Good conversationalists make the person they are speaking to feel like the only person in the room. ~ Anonymous
353:Groangrousegurgling Toft's cumbersome whirligig turns slowly the room right roundabout the room.) ~ James Joyce
354:He kissed her stopping her words at once. A pronounced number of gasps resonated across the room. ~ Terry Spear
355:I can smell blood, Elena,” Dmitri drawled, walking back into the room. “Are you trying to flirt? ~ Nalini Singh
356:I'm surrounded by young people. I'm always now the oldest and the shortest person in the room. ~ Isabel Allende
357:She turned and ran for the back of the room, leaving a trail of glitter in the air behind her. ~ Seanan McGuire
358:The sound of shuffling pages filled the room like a delicate rainstorm falling on dried leaves. ~ Brenda Pandos
359:When there’s a sudden silence, and nobody speaks, it means there’s an angel in the room, so ~ Daphne du Maurier
360:Who uses crunchy peanut butter?” he asked the room. “You might as well eat squirrel shit. ~ Michael Thomas Ford
361:Without the aid of prejudice and custom, I should not be able to find my way across the room. ~ William Hazlitt
362:Every naked chick in the room ran toward the scale. It was just titties and passports everywhere. ~ Ronda Rousey
363:If an attention-seeking pin were in the room, this would have been a good time for it to drop. ~ Sharon J Bolton
364:If you ever find that you're the most talented person in the room, you need to find another room. ~ Austin Kleon
365:If you ever find that you’re the most talented person in the room, you need to find another room. ~ Austin Kleon
366:It makes sense that the two most beautiful people in the room should gravitate toward each other. ~ Lili Valente
367:Then came such a melodious whistle, I looked about thinking that a bird had flown into the room. ~ Gloria Whelan
368:The one man in the room who was as big as his poems, huge, with hulk and dynamic chunks of words. ~ Sylvia Plath
369:The tenderness between two people can turn the air tender, the room tender, time itself tender. ~ David Levithan
370:They fan out across the room, swift and surgical, the steps of this brutal ballet known by heart. ~ Amie Kaufman
371:and the room exploded in silver and shadow, two forces colliding in a way that shook the world. ~ Victoria Schwab
372:An idea so luminous flashed across her brain that she almost thought the room had leaped into light. ~ E F Benson
373:Even in walking across the room you will very slightly alter your own experience of time and space. ~ Bill Bryson
374:I argue with myself, get mad at myself, throw myself around the room and then apologize to myself. ~ Jim Cummings
375:I find that comforting—that being alone with me in the room still feels like being alone to him. ~ Colleen Hoover
376:If you're a leader and you're the smartest guy in the world - in the room, you've got real problems. ~ Jack Welch
377:I lit a thin green candle to make you jealous of me, but the room just filled up with mosquitoes. ~ Leonard Cohen
378:Someday, you may think of marrying. Pick someone who thinks you're the only person in the room. ~ Gabrielle Zevin
379:The atmosphere in the room was so thick with dramatic clichés you could have cut it with a knife. ~ Jasper Fforde
380:The room, the wall, trembled with precision, as if the inanimate world were about to utter a word. ~ Iris Murdoch
381:You don't need a pickup line. Just glance at a woman from across the room. Glance - don't stare. ~ Jenny McCarthy
382:You're not going to go around poking at the fire and straightening up the room again, are you? ~ Dashiell Hammett
383:People should allow me to be many things, really give me the room to put things in another dimension. ~ Klaus Nomi
384:The baby dove into the room, transforming grotesquely as it landed on the floorin a deft sumersault ~ Brandon Mull
385:The three empty walls of the room were like the pale brows of sleeping giants now, empty of dreams. ~ Ray Bradbury
386:You know it's time to start using mouthwash when your dentist leaves the room and sends in a canary. ~ Joan Rivers
387:Aside from the fruit basket, the room was as empty as the inside of Dexter on the shelf marked SOUL. ~ Jeff Lindsay
388:Her knight in black tacticals stood in the middle of the room, a pistol in his hand aimed straight at ~ Mina Carter
389:If you look around the room, and you're the smartest person in the room, you're in the wrong room. ~ Lorne Michaels
390:She was, in truth, the least ornamented thing in the room, as the truly important things usually are. ~ Scott Meyer
391:Sometimes the smartest thing you can do is realize you're not the smartest one in the room. 08-30-2011 ~ Jan Thomas
392:The room reeked of dust and failure, which was better than humidity and dead bugs, but only a little. ~ Scott Meyer
393:The tenderness between two people can turn the air tender, the room tender, time itself tender" -A ~ David Levithan
394:The walls flickered in the candlelight. The room felt close and warm, like an underground sanctuary. ~ Barry Eisler
395:Where did the boy fit? He made such a faint presence. It was like being in the room with a feather. ~ Anthony Doerr
396:You walk into the room like a camel and then put your eyes in your pockets and your nose on the ground. ~ Bob Dylan
397:A corner is important. It provides privacy and an anchor and lets you exist independently of the room. ~ Roger Ebert
398:He flung himself from the room, flung himself upon his horse and rode madly off in all directions. ~ Stephen Leacock
399:I don't have to convince everybody in the room. I just need a critical mass of the people in the room. ~ Simon Sinek
400:I feared her gaze—she made people feel like the only ones in the room. I wanted to feel fractional. ~ Chelsea Hodson
401:I think what's dangerous [about comedy] is that you're coming into the room announcing your intentions. ~ Adam McKay
402:It’s an uncomfortable moment when you realize that there is a crazy person in the room and it’s you. ~ Ruth Cardello
403:I want you. All of you. Not these little bits I hear echoing around the room. I just want you, Riley. ~ Aly Martinez
404:The Bible - it's sort of the other person in the room. There's this book, the reader, and the Bible. ~ Anita Diament
405:The power in the room is distributed haphazardly: I have none, Ink has very little, and Beat. . .he rules ~ L J Shen
406:There were maybe eighty chairs set up in the room, and it was two-thirds full but felt one-third empty. ~ John Green
407:when there's an elephant in the room, you can't pretend it isn't there and just discuss the ants. ~ Ellen Wittlinger
408:A taped recording of a psychiatric interview played, and Allander’s voice resonated through the room. ~ Gregg Hurwitz
409:From time to time I show up in myself just long enough for people to know they are not in the room alone. ~ Gary Lutz
410:I think if I took therapy, the doctor would quit. He'd just pick up the couch and walk out of the room. ~ Don Rickles
411:The art we produce lives in queasy balance with the art we can imagine the art the room expects. ~ Michael Cunningham
412:The room inside looked like the mouth of an alligator—gaped wide open to swallow something down. ~ Zora Neale Hurston
413:When someone makes a Family Circus reference and everyone on the room laughs, I'm in the wrong room. ~ Josh Hanagarne
414:Down one branch, she lifts the glass to her lips, toasts the room—To Tachigali versicolor—and drinks. ~ Richard Powers
415:I gimped myself across the room and collapsed on the lonely expanse of my bed. The Bed That Sex Forgot. ~ Anton Strout
416:I hate the way kids want all the attention. It's like I'm not even there when there's a baby in the room. ~ Susan Juby
417:I'm sure you're used to the deafening sound of underwear hitting the floor every time you enter the room. ~ Penny Reid
418:Just being with him made me happy, even if it was across the room, completely dressed, unable to speak. ~ Auryn Hadley
419:Seated at table -
no need for the fracture
of the room's silence; noiselessly
they conversed. ~ R S Thomas
420:She hated that he was in the room with her, standing beside the bed.
And she loved that he was there. ~ Donna Grant
421:The room was bright and white and still and silent, but soundless sound roared and howled in it. ~ Anne Rivers Siddons
422:You know the drill. 18 is legal. 17 with consent. 16 with a note. 15 if her dad's in the room. Low five! ~ David Spade
423:Dawn streamed through the room Simon shared with the woman who'd kissed him into a puddle of melted brains. ~ Joss Ware
424:I said no strippers," I said, watching dumbfounded as Trenton danced around the room to Britney Spears. ~ Jamie McGuire
425:My philosophy: find what it is you want to say, walk in the room, say it, and get the hell out. ~ J Michael Straczynski
426:Often, maybe even usually, Bernie ended up being the smartest human in the room. Tonight was different. ~ Spencer Quinn
427:There was enough tension in the room to send a fleet of the nervous running for their tranquilizers. ~ Charlaine Harris
428:Well, don’t do it anymore. You deserve someone who wants you every time you walk in the room. ~ Stacey Wallace Benefiel
429:A friend is somebody who says the same things to your face that they would say if you're not in the room. ~ Aaron Sorkin
430:By perseverance the snail reached the ark. A mouse may find a hole, be the room ever so full of cats. ~ Charles Spurgeon
431:Courage is a fickle creature. Just as you need it, it often makes excuses and rushes out of the room. ~ Janette Rallison
432:He's easily the most well-adjusted former child star in the room, please welcome... Jason Bateman. ~ Neil Patrick Harris
433:Leave the star on top," said an achingly gentle, deep voice. "There's already one angel in the room. ~ Judith McNaught
434:Oh! my dear Mr. Bennet," as she entered the room, "we have had a most delightful evening, a most excellent ~ Jane Austen
435:Scarlet tore her gaze from him and let it wander to everyone else in the room. “You were all in on this. ~ Marissa Meyer
436:That’s the thing about fear. It can only hang around until faith enters the room, then it’s forced to flee. ~ Mandy Hale
437:When there is an invisible elephant in the room, one is from time to time bound to trip over a trunk. ~ Karen Joy Fowler
438:Awesome . . .” Jared spoke up from the other side of the room. “Ember, the Otherworld's wonder mutt. ~ Stacey Marie Brown
439:Everything in the room is like that: unnecessarily solid, abnormally heavy and dangerously sharp. ~ Christopher Isherwood
440:He closed the window, and the scents of the past again flooded the room, like a bunch of wilted flowers. ~ Cornelia Funke
441:He flung himself from the room, flung himself upon his horse and rode madly off in all directions.
~ Stephen Leacock
442:He's going to bite me!
Instantly the last light in the room fades out as if announcing the reign of darkness. ~ Poppet
443:His back to the room, Jackson said, "I need a Chris." Because Chris was gay, Dare choked and Trace laughed. ~ Lori Foster
444:I like messing up the song, doing some improvisation. And I like running around the room with the mic. ~ Erika M Anderson
445:I push the walls back, making more space in the room until I can finally breathe. Until I’m able to stand. ~ Tahereh Mafi
446:It's very easy to get a boy to leave the room.
It's much harder to get him to leave your thoughts. ~ Elizabeth Eulberg
447:Once again, we shall have to operate not only outside the box, but outside the room containing the box. ~ Douglas Preston
448:shrapnel fizzed around the room. A splinter buried itself in Gray’s buttock, stinging like a hornet, and ~ Alan McDermott
449:The room was full when I walked in, but as soon as I took my place behind the desk, my nervousness left me. ~ Azar Nafisi
450:the shadow from my body creating a window in the reflection, a hole in the room where an empty man stood. ~ Nathan Lowell
451:You can't anticipate in the room the riches of what you encounter when you're location hunting for a movie. ~ Woody Allen
452:You can't build a relationship with everybody in the room when you don't care about anybody in the room. ~ John C Maxwell
453:You can’t build a relationship with everybody in the room when you don’t care about anybody in the room. ~ John C Maxwell
454:Here’s your suitcase, Sara,” Willis announced when he entered the room. He looked over at Mary Ruth. ~ Wanda E Brunstetter
455:If I had been a little dog I'd have gone leaping and gambolling around the room wagging my tail furiously. ~ James Herriot
456:Let your face speak what's in your heart. When my kids walk in the room my face says I'm glad to see them. ~ Toni Morrison
457:My Tris should look pale and small--she is pale and small, after all--but instead the room is full of her. ~ Veronica Roth
458:Silence thronged the room, and he was aware of the focused scrutiny of the three people who confronted him. ~ Conrad Aiken
459:The moment is past. The chessboard has gone; and the people. You must let me take the room from you too. ~ Dorothy Dunnett
460:When you're lecturing teenagers and they begin to hum and leave the room, you can sense there is hostility. ~ Erma Bombeck
461:Why is everything I own rubbish?’ said Ron furiously, striding across the room to unstick Pigwidgeon’s beak. ~ J K Rowling
462:As a woman, I find it very embarrassing to be in a meeting and realize I'm the only one in the room with balls. ~ Anonymous
463:During those restless, shut-up days, I got to know every inch of the room as a prisoner comes to know his cell. ~ Anonymous
464:Her beauty climbed the rolling slope, it came into the room, rustling ghost-like through the curtains. ~ F Scott Fitzgerald
465:His eyes gravitated towards the wall-to-wall bookshelf at one end of the room. 'You folks like books, I see. ~ Regina Doman
466:If her fingers touched the photograph it was hers. If it was out of her reach then it belonged to the room. ~ Helen Oyeyemi
467:I have had to learn that my voice has value. And if I don't use it, what's the point of being in the room? ~ Michelle Obama
468:Just go into the room, sit in the centre of the room, open the doors and windows, and see who comes to visit. ~ Ajahn Chah
469:The flame illuminated a pair of lush lips, the kind that could suck a grapefruit dry from across the room. ~ Orest Stelmach
470:The pleasure isn't in owning the person. The pleasure is this. Having another contender in the room with you. ~ Philip Roth
471:having someone think of me that way was like discovering a new window in the room i'd lived in all my life. ~ David Levithan
472:His mind was horrifyingly empty and still; and he felt the loneliness and the stillness of the rooms completely. ~ Anne Rice
473:I don’t abstract from anything.…I am involved with real space, the room itself, real light, and real surface. ~ Robert Ryman
474:I needed to know that Death was here, in the room, and that I was too fast, too young, and too smart for him. ~ Tony O Neill
475:I tried to think of something equally kind to say, but he seemed to have used up all the eloquence in the room. ~ Carol Berg
476:It seems easier for her to just close the doors and not think about the stillness of the rooms behind them. ~ Colleen Hoover
477:I’ve seen how you can’t learn anything when you’re trying to look like the smartest person in the room. ~ Barbara Kingsolver
478:Moving a pile of bricks from one side of the room to the other requires strength. Time, discipline, patience. ~ Sarah Hepola
479:She (the First Lady, entering the room with her gravely wounded husband) would admit fear but not despair. ~ Candice Millard
480:We perform the show for the people that are in the room and then that performance is theirs forever and ever. ~ Michael Urie
481:A peace above all earthly dignities,” she quoted. Then turned back to the room. “A still and quiet conscience. ~ Louise Penny
482:From being used so much, kneaded with sweat and sighs, the air in the room had begun to turn to mud. ~ Gabriel Garc a M rquez
483:Her beauty climbed the rolling slope, it came into the room, rustling ghost-like through the curtains... ~ F Scott Fitzgerald
484:Her laughter began low and quiet then rose in pitch and flickered all over the room, like blood splatter. ~ Caroline B Cooney
485:If you were mean to your parents, they'd give you a good belt in the gob and send you flying across the room. ~ Frank McCourt
486:I heard weapons drawn around the room and the floor creaking behind me, a sign that Bear was moving into position. ~ L T Ryan
487:Let them hear your voice so rarely that a simply-uttered word creates a hush of expectancy in the room. ~ Richelle E Goodrich
488:The single most important factor to getting rich is getting started, not being the smartest person in the room. ~ Ramit Sethi
489:I glance over to the corner of the room, where Carolyn Brock winces, a rare break in her implacable expression. ~ Bill Clinton
490:I just got out of the hospital. I was in a speed reading accident. I hit a book mark and flew across the room. ~ Steven Wright
491:I left the room in a daze, wondering if this was all real-or if I'd finally gone insane from whacking the weasel. ~ Sam Torode
492:I love competition. I thrive on it. I love being able to win the room over before even walking through the door. ~ Kellan Lutz
493:I’m Rush. You call me Mr. Allen again, I’m clearing the room and we’re gonna have a different kind of lesson. ~ Kristen Ashley
494:It's absolutely wrong that I don't want guys to challenge me. And the people who say that aren't in the room. ~ Michael Jordan
495:I wouldn't be caught dead bowling!" Jessica shouted as she pushed back her chair and rushed out of the room. ~ Francine Pascal
496:Just remember, when you're with me you're not the strangest person in the room. Go ahead, get weird on me. ~ Calista Flockhart
497:Love is what's in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and listen.
Bobby - Age 5 ~ Debra White Smith
498:—Okay,” I hear Eli mutter from somewhere in the room. “I’m going to get pussy. Mommy and Daddy are fighting again. ~ Amo Jones
499:Surrender happens by Grace. All we're doing is cleaning up the room so when Surrender walks in, He can sit down. ~ Krishna Das
500:Tell me what you think and then tell me what the really smart person in the room who disagrees with you thinks. ~ Aaron Sorkin
132 Integral Yoga
1 Integral Theory
100 The Mother
49 H P Lovecraft
24 Sri Aurobindo
20 Sri Ramakrishna
8 Nolini Kanta Gupta
8 Aleister Crowley
7 James George Frazer
5 Rabindranath Tagore
5 Carl Jung
5 A B Purani
4 William Butler Yeats
4 Walt Whitman
4 Sri Ramana Maharshi
3 Swami Vivekananda
3 Saint Augustine of Hippo
3 Robert Browning
3 John Keats
2 Thubten Chodron
2 Swami Krishnananda
2 Rainer Maria Rilke
2 Lewis Carroll
2 Jorge Luis Borges
2 Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
2 George Van Vrekhem
49 Lovecraft - Poems
23 The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna
11 Agenda Vol 04
11 Agenda Vol 03
9 Agenda Vol 08
8 Twelve Years With Sri Aurobindo
8 Agenda Vol 13
8 Agenda Vol 02
7 The Golden Bough
7 Magick Without Tears
7 Agenda Vol 10
6 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 07
6 Agenda Vol 06
6 Agenda Vol 01
5 Words Of Long Ago
5 Tagore - Poems
5 Record of Yoga
5 Evening Talks With Sri Aurobindo
4 Yeats - Poems
4 Whitman - Poems
4 Agenda Vol 09
4 Agenda Vol 07
4 Agenda Vol 05
3 The Practice of Psycho therapy
3 The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
3 Questions And Answers 1953
3 Questions And Answers 1950-1951
3 Keats - Poems
3 Collected Poems
3 City of God
3 Browning - Poems
3 Agenda Vol 11
2 The Study and Practice of Yoga
2 The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious
2 Rilke - Poems
2 Questions And Answers 1957-1958
2 Questions And Answers 1956
2 Questions And Answers 1954
2 Preparing for the Miraculous
2 Liber ABA
2 Letters On Yoga III
2 How to Free Your Mind - Tara the Liberator
2 Goethe - Poems
2 Alice in Wonderland
2 Agenda Vol 12
2 5.1.01 - Ilion
05.03 - Satyavan and Savitri, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
She made her life his world for him to tread
And made her body the Room of his delight,
Her beating heart a remembrancer of bliss.
1.00 - Gospel, #The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, #Sri Ramakrishna, #Hinduism
Sri Ramakrishna has described the incident: "The Divine Mother revealed to me in the Kli temple that it was She who had become everything. She showed me that everything was full of Consciousness. The image was Consciousness, the altar was Consciousness, the water-vessels were Consciousness, the door-sill was Consciousness, the marble floor was Consciousness - all was Consciousness. I found everything inside the Room soaked, as it were, in Bliss - the Bliss of God. I saw a wicked man in front of the Kli temple; but in him also I saw the power of the Divine Mother vibrating. That was why I fed a cat with the food that was to be offered to the Divine Mother. I clearly perceived that all this was the Divine Mother - even the cat. The manager of the temple garden wrote to Mathur Bbu saying that I was feeding the cat with the offering intended for the Divine Mother.
Vaishnavas had come during the period of his Vaishnava sdhana, and Tntriks when he practised the disciplines of Tantra. Vedntists began to arrive after the departure of Totpuri. In the Room of Sri Ramakrishna, who was then in bed with dysentery, the Vedntists engaged in scriptural discussions, and, forgetting his own physical suffering, he solved their doubts by referring directly to his own experiences. Many of the visitors were genuine spiritual souls, the unseen pillars of Hinduism, and their spiritual lives were quickened in no small measure by the sage of Dakshinewar. Sri Ramakrishna in turn learnt from them anecdotes concerning the ways and the conduct of holy men, which he subsequently narrated to his devotees and disciples. At his request Mathur provided him with large stores of foodstuffs, clothes, and so forth, for distri bution among the wandering monks.
ivanth, one day, was greatly impressed by the Master's utter simplicity and abhorrence of praise. He was seated with Sri Ramakrishna in the latter's room when several rich men of Calcutta arrived. The Master left the Room for a few minutes. In the mean time Hriday, his nephew, began to describe his Samdhi to the visitors. The last few words caught the Master's ear as he entered the Room. He said to Hriday: "What a mean-spirited fellow you must be to extol me thus before these rich men! You have seen their costly apparel and their gold watches and chains, and your object is to get from them as much money as you can. What do I care about what they think of me? (Turning to the gentlemen) No, my friends, what he has told you about me is not true. It was not love of God that made me absorbed in God and indifferent to external life. I became positively insane for some time. The sdhus who frequented this temple told me to practise many things. I tried to follow them, and the consequence was that my austerities drove me to insanity." This is a quotation from one of ivanth's books. He took the Master's words literally and failed to see their real import.
But a series of reverses shocked him and he became eager to solve the riddle of life. He had heard people say that in spiritual life the help of a guru was imperative and that the guru was to be regarded as God Himself. But Girish was too well acquainted with human nature to see perfection in a man. His first meeting with Sri Ramakrishna did not impress him at all. He returned home feeling as if he had seen a freak at a circus; for the Master, in a semi-conscious mood, had inquired whether it was evening, though the lamps were burning in the Room. But their paths often crossed, and Girish could not avoid further encounters. The Master attended a performance in Girish's Star Theatre. On this occasion, too, Girish found nothing impressive about him. One day, however, Girish happened to see the Master dancing and singing with the devotees. He felt the contagion and wanted to join them, but restrained himself for fear of ridicule. Another day Sri Ramakrishna was about to give him spiritual instruction, when Girish said: "I don't want to listen to instructions. I have myself written many instructions. They are of no use to me. Please help me in a more tangible way if you can." This pleased the Master and he asked Girish to cultivate faith.
When they returned to the Room and Narendra heard the Master speaking to others, he was surprised to find in his words an inner logic, a striking sincerity, and a convincing proof of his spiritual nature. In answer to Narendra's question, "Sir, have you seen God?" the Master said: "Yes, I have seen God. I have seen Him more tangibly than I see you. I have talked to Him more intimately than I am talking to you." Continuing, the Master said: "But, my child, who wants to see God? People shed jugs of tears for money, wife, and children. But if they would weep for God for only one day they would surely see Him." Narendra was amazed. These words he could not doubt. This was the first time he had ever heard a man saying that he had seen God. But he could not reconcile these words of the Master with the scene that had taken place on the verandah only a few minutes before. He concluded that Sri Ramakrishna was a monomaniac, and returned home rather puzzled in mind.
During his second visit, about a month later, suddenly, at the touch of the Master, Narendra felt overwhelmed and saw the walls of the Room and everything around him whirling and vanishing. "What are you doing to me?" he cried in terror. "I have my father and mother at home." He saw his own ego and the whole universe almost swallowed in a nameless void. With a laugh the Master easily restored him. Narendra thought he might have been hypnotized, but he could not understand how a monomaniac could cast a spell over the mind of a strong person like himself. He returned home more confused than ever, resolved to be henceforth on his guard before this strange man.
Sri Ramakrishna employed a ruse to bring Jogindra to him. As soon as the disciple entered the Room, the Master rushed forward to meet the young man. Catching hold of the disciple's hand, he said: "What if you have married, Haven't I too married? What is there to be afraid of in that?" Touching his own chest he said: "If this [meaning himself]
One early morning at three o'clock, about a year later, Gopl M was about to finish her daily devotions, when she was startled to find Sri Ramakrishna sitting on her left, with his right hand clenched, like the hand of the image of Gopl. She was amazed and caught hold of the hand, whereupon the figure vanished and in its place appeared the real Gopl, her Ideal Deity. She cried aloud with joy. Gopl begged her for butter. She pleaded her poverty and gave Him some dry coconut candies. Gopl sat on her lap, snatched away her rosary, jumped on her shoulders, and moved all about the Room. As soon as the day broke she hastened to Dakshinewar like an insane woman. Of course Gopl accompanied her, resting His head on her shoulder. She clearly saw His tiny ruddy feet hanging over her breast. She entered Sri Ramakrishna's room. The Master had fallen into Samdhi. Like a child, he sat on her lap, and she began to feed him with butter, cream, and other delicacies. After some time he regained consciousness and returned to his bed. But the mind of Gopl's Mother was still roaming in another plane.
Finally, there was a handful of fortunate disciples, householders as well as youngsters, who were privileged to spend nights with the Master in his room. They would see him get up early in the morning and walk up and down the Room, singing in his sweet voice and tenderly communing with the Mother.
One day when Narendra was on the ground floor, meditating, the Master was lying awake in his bed upstairs. In the depths of his meditation Narendra felt as though a lamp were burning at the back of his head. Suddenly he lost consciousness. It was the yearned-for, all-effacing experience of nirvikalpa Samdhi, when the embodied soul realizes its unity with the Absolute. After a very long time he regained partial consciousness but was unable to find his body. He could see only his head. "Where is my body?" he cried. The elder Gopl entered the Room and said, "Why, it is here, Naren!"
1.00 - Gospel Preface, #The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, #Sri Ramakrishna, #Hinduism
This epoch-making event of his life came about in a very strange way. M. belonged to a joint family with several collateral members. Some ten years after he began his career as an educationist, bitter quarrels broke out among the members of the family, driving the sensitive M. to despair and utter despondency. He lost all interest in life and left home one night to go into the wide world with the idea of ending his life. At dead of night he took rest in his sister's house at Baranagar, and in the morning, accompanied by a nephew Siddheswar, he wandered from one garden to another in Calcutta until Siddheswar brought him to the Temple Garden of Dakshineswar where Sri Ramakrishna was then living. After spending some time in the beautiful rose gardens there, he was directed to the Room of the Paramahamsa, where the eventful meeting of the Master and the disciple took place on a blessed evening (the exact date is not on record) on a Sunday in March 1882. As regards what took place on the occasion, the reader is referred to the opening section of the first chapter of the Gospel.
It looks as if M. was brought to the world by the Great Master to record his words and transmit them to posterity. Swami Sivananda, a direct disciple of the Master and the second President of the Ramakrishna Math and Mission, says on this topic: "Whenever there was an interesting talk, the Master would call Master Mahashay if he was not in the Room, and then draw his attention to the holy words spoken. We did not know then why the Master did so. Now we can realise that this action of the Master had an important significance, for it was reserved for Master Mahashay to give to the world at large the sayings of the Master." ( Vednta Kesari Vol. XIX P 141.) Thanks to M., we get, unlike in the case of the great teachers of the past, a faithful record with date, time, exact report of conversations, description of concerned men and places, references to contemporary events and personalities and a hundred other details for the last four years of the Master's life (1882-'86), so that no one can doubt the historicity of the Master and his teachings at any time in the future.
10.12 - Awake Mother, #Writings In Bengali and Sanskrit, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
The Mother awakes, not a leaf moves;
The still flame of the lamp is dying in the Room:
In the lonely paths of the city, in the fields and the woodlands and the hills
1.01 - Appearance and Reality, #The Problems of Philosophy, #Bertr and Russell, #Philosophy
The shape of the table is no better. We are all in the habit of judging as to the 'real' shapes of things, and we do this so unreflectingly that we come to think we actually see the real shapes. But, in fact, as we all have to learn if we try to draw, a given thing looks different in shape from every different point of view. If our table is 'really' rectangular, it will look, from almost all points of view, as if it had two acute angles and two obtuse angles. If opposite sides are parallel, they will look as if they converged to a point away from the spectator; if they are of equal length, they will look as if the nearer side were longer. All these things are not commonly noticed in looking at a table, because experience has taught us to construct the 'real' shape from the apparent shape, and the 'real' shape is what interests us as practical men. But the 'real' shape is not what we see; it is something inferred from what we see. And what we see is constantly changing in shape as we move about the Room; so that here again the senses seem not to give us the truth about the table itself, but only about the appearance of the table.
There are two different questions involved when we ask whether matter exists, and it is important to keep them clear. We commonly mean by
'matter' something which is opposed to 'mind', something which we think of as occupying space and as radically incapable of any sort of thought or consciousness. It is chiefly in this sense that Berkeley denies matter; that is to say, he does not deny that the sense-data which we commonly take as signs of the existence of the table are really signs of the existence of _something_ independent of us, but he does deny that this something is non-mental, that it is neither mind nor ideas entertained by some mind. He admits that there must be something which continues to exist when we go out of the Room or shut our eyes, and that what we call seeing the table does really give us reason for believing in something which persists even when we are not seeing it. But he thinks that this something cannot be radically different in nature from what we see, and cannot be independent of seeing altoge ther, though it must be independent of _our_ seeing. He is thus led to regard the 'real' table as an idea in the mind of God. Such an idea has the required permanence and independence of ourselves, without being--as matter would otherwise be--something quite unknowable, in the sense that we can only infer it, and can never be directly and immediately aware of it.
1.01 - How is Knowledge Of The Higher Worlds Attained?, #Knowledge of the Higher Worlds, #Rudolf Steiner, #Occultism
shown in their childhood by subsequent students of higher knowledge is well known to the experienced in these matters. There are children who look up with religious awe to those whom they venerate. For such people they have a respect which forbids them, even in the deepest recess of their heart, to harbor any thought of criticism or opposition. Such children grow up into young men and women who feel happy when they are able to look up to anything that fills them with veneration. From the ranks of such children are recruited many students of higher knowledge. Have you ever paused outside the door of some venerated person, and have you, on this your first visit, felt a religious awe as you pressed on the handle to enter the Room which for you is a holy place? If so, a feeling has been manifested within you which may be the germ of your future adherence to the path of knowledge. It is a blessing for every human being in process of development to have such feelings upon which to build. Only it must not be thought that this disposition leads to submissiveness and slavery. What was once a childlike veneration for persons becomes, later, a veneration for truth and knowledge.
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 Unexpected, #Twelve Years With Sri Aurobindo, #Nirodbaran, #Integral Yoga
In the clear morning light I could have a good view of Sri Aurobindo as he was lying on his bed, almost motionless and straight. I asked myself; "Is he enjoying a bit of sweet sleep since he had none the whole night? Or is he simply keeping quiet and bearing the severe pain with equanimity?" It was the latter, as he told us afterwards. Only the Mother's visit, to make some enquiries or to offer some drink, showed flickers of life in his otherwise trance-like mood. I could now observe him from close at hand and the Room he had been living in for the last twelve years! Since then, it has undergone such a tremendous change that just a faint memory of its original state is all that remains today. The wooden bed (on which Sri Aurobindo was lying) was rather large, the upper part being slightly raised, and he filled almost the entire breadth the broad chest and the head large and round, the fine silken hair parted in the middle. As for the rest of the Room, it was very plain, almost austerely furnished, except for the carpet, one small box-wood table at either end of the Room, a semicircular table in the middle; notebooks, and odds and ends of papers lying scattered on one of the tables; a big almirah containing a small number of books: on the top shelf, the bound volumes of the Arya. On the next one, the Collected Works of Shakespeare and Shelley and books presented by writers such as Radhakrishnan, James Cousins, etc. There were two paintings, one Chinese and the other of Amitabha Buddha with the lotus in his hand; a few wood carvings; a couch for the Mother opposite Sri Aurobindo's bed. The only furniture of luxury was a long cane chair in the adjacent room, in which he could recline and have some repose.
The following day, Dr. Manilal had to face from the Mother such an unexpected thundering assault that we felt our hearts would stop with fear and consternation. It was Mahakali's wrath. I have never since seen her in such a fiery mood. Sri Aurobindo was lying quietly; the Mother came into the Room and, standing by his bed, asked Dr. Manilal what he thought of the fracture. The doctor either purposely gave an evasive reply with some hesitation or did not consider the case serious. The Mother exploded, "Don't hide it! we know the truth," Then I saw something rare that I shall never forget. The Mother prostrated herself on the floor before Sri Aurobindo and, I believe, began to pray to him. From this supplication I could realise the gravity of the situation. Yet, she had shown no trace of it until then. Calm and solemn, Sri Aurobindo heard the silent prayer.
1.02 - The 7 Habits An Overview, #The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, #Stephen Covey, #unset
If you have P and PC in balance, she cleans the Room cheerfully, without being reminded, because she is committed and has the discipline to stay with the commitment. She is a valuable asset, a goose that can produce golden eggs.
But if your paradigm is focused on Production, on getting the Room clean, you might find yourself nagging her to do it. You might even escalate your efforts to threatening or yelling, and in your desire to get the golden egg, you undermine the health and welfare of the goose.
1.02 - The Human Soul, #The Interior Castle or The Mansions, #Saint Teresa of Avila, #Christianity
9.: A soul which gives itself to prayer, either much or little, should on no account be kept within narrow bounds. Since God has given it such great dignity, permit it to wander at will through the Rooms of the castle, from the lowest to the highest. Let it not force itself to remain for very long in the same mansion, even that of self-knowledge. Mark well, however, that self-knowledge is indispensable, even for those whom God takes to dwell in the same mansion with Himself. Nothing else, however elevated, perfects the soul which must never seek to forget its own nothingness. Let humility be always at work, like the bee at the honeycomb, or all will be lost. But, remember, the bee leaves its hive to fly in search of flowers and the soul should sometimes cease thinking of itself to rise in meditation on the grandeur and majesty of its God. It will learn its own baseness better thus than by self-contemplation, and will be freer from the reptiles which enter the first room where self-knowledge is acquired. The palmito here referred to is not a palm, but a shrub about four feet high and very dense with leaves, resembling palm leaves. The poorer classes and principally children dig it up by the roots, which they peel of its many layers until a sort of kernel is disclosed, which is eaten, not without relish, and is somewhat like a filbert in taste. See St. John of the Cross, Accent of Mount Carmel, bk. ii. ch, xiv, 3. Although it is a great grace from God to practise self-examination, yet 'too much is as bad as too little,' as they say; believe me, by God's help, we shall advance more by contemplating the Divinity than by keeping our eyes fixed on ourselves, poor creatures of earth that we are.
10.: I do not know whether I have put this clearly; self-knowledge is of such consequence that I would not have you careless of it, though you may be lifted to heaven in prayer, because while on earth nothing is more needful than humility. Therefore, I repeat, not only a good way, but the best of all ways, is to endeavour to enter first by the Room where humility is practised, which is far better than at once rushing on to the others. This is the right road;-if we know how easy and safe it is to walk by it, why ask for wings with which to fly? Let us rather try to learn how to advance quickly. I believe we shall never learn to know ourselves except by endeavouring to know God, for, beholding His greatness we are struck by our own baseness, His purity shows our foulness, and by meditating on His humility we find how very far we are from being humble.
15 :You must notice that the light which comes from the King's palace hardly shines at all in these first mansions; although not as gloomy and black as the soul in mortal sin, yet they are in semi-darkness, and their inhabitants see scarcely anything. I cannot explain myself; I do not mean that this is the fault of the mansions themselves, but that the number of snakes, vipers, and venomous reptiles from outside the castle prevent souls entering them from seeing the light. They resemble a person entering a chamber full of brilliant sunshine, with eyes clogged and half closed with dust. Though the Room itself is light, he cannot see because of his self-imposed impediment. In the same way, these fierce and wild beasts blind the eyes of the beginner, so that he sees nothing but them.
1.02 - The Recovery, #Twelve Years With Sri Aurobindo, #Nirodbaran, #Integral Yoga
When Dr. Manilal arrived, I breathed a sigh of relief! He was not very happy to see the new development, but hoped that everything would be all right. He was confronted with three problems: the swelling, educating the patient to walk and the bending of the knee, all of which he dealt with in his characteristic efficient manner. The swelling according to him would subside in due course. Gentle massage and hot and cold compress continued, followed later by hot douche. We used to note its diminution week by week. But it took some months to disappear completely. The bending of the knee would also take some time in view of the adhesion of the patella to the underlying tissues, in spite of passive movements. The re-education in walking seemed to be rather a straightforward job, though it was the most awkward and difficult one, for Sri Aurobindo had to walk with crutches! All that was needed was a patient and persistent effort. For Sri Aurobindo's nature, unaccustomed to physical or mechanical contrivances, and the narrow space in the Room made the venture somewhat risky. The first day he got up to use the crutches was a memorable one for us. In the presence of the Mother we made him stand up, handed him the crutches and showed him how to use them. He fumbled and remarked, "Yes, it is easy to say." Two or three different pairs were tried out, but as he could not handle them properly, the Mother proposed that he had better walk leaning on two persons one on either side; It was certainly a bright suggestion, for Sri Aurobindo walking on crutches would have reminded us of his own phrase about Hephaestus' "lame omnipotent motion", an insult to his shining majestic figure. Purani and Satyendra were selected by Dr. Manilal as his human supports, much less incongruous than the ungainly wooden instruments! That was how the re-education started. The paradox of the Divine seeking frail human aid gave food to my sense of humour. However, both men proved unequal in stature; the Mother made Champaklal replace Satyendra on the left side. Now the arrangement was just and perfect and Champaklal had his aspiration fulfilled. His was the last support Sri Aurobindo was to give up. For, as his steps gained in strength and firmness, he used a stick in the right hand, and Champaklal on the left. Finally he too was dropped. As soon as it came to be known that the Master was using a walking stick, several were presented to him and there was one even of tea-wood from Assam! Thus everyday after the noon and night meals the Mother would come to his room and present the stick, and he would walk about for half an hour in her presence.
When at the end of the walk he would stand in the middle of the Room with the stick in his right hand, his upright figure with the flowing beard on his broad bare chest, his two plaits of silken hair in front, and a far away look in his calm wide-open eyes, he would kindle a soft glow of love and adoration in our hearts. The Mother would then take the stick from him; after an exchange of sweet smiles between them, she would go away. Champaklal would then step in and wipe away the dripping perspiration.
Another imposition placed on him by the doctor was that in order to tone up his body he had to do some free-hand exercises. Every morning while still in bed, he would, without fail, practise them vigorously the flexion and extension of his arms and the raising and lowering of his legs. Sometimes the arms overcome by sleep would sink into feeble, mechanical movements and then would wake up with a start to resume their duty! The summer heat or an uncomfortable position in bed could not persuade him to break the rule. When I entered the Room for my morning work, this assiduous application would greet my eyes. His leg would rise and fall like a hammer, and I could not contain my feeling of amusement and admiration at this hard Tapasya to achieve the supramental perfection of the body. Perhaps this semi-blasphemy has come upon me like a boomerang, now making me undergo physical Tapasya even at this age! It cannot be denied, anyway, that Sri Aurobindo was not meant for such hard and rough gymnastics. There are some things which cannot be conceived of, for instance Tagore or Dilip courting jail during the Non-cooperation movement.
When Vol. III came out, it being the bulkiest, Sri Aurobindo remarked, "What a fat elephant!" And when they entered the Room in packs and were heaped on the side-couch waiting for the autograph, they made an impressive herd and thrilled us with joy that The Life Divine had at last been delivered on this woe-begone planet of ours! But with the encroaching dimness of his eye-sight, the Mother stopped the practice of giving autographs altogether.
1.037 - Preventing the Fall in Yoga, #The Study and Practice of Yoga, #Swami Krishnananda, #Yoga
When there is a physical condition of the type of painful illness, the practice should not be diminished. Generally, when we have a little fever, we will not be able to sit for meditation; and of course when there is a headache, it is out of the question. But knowing that these are the necessary and expected consequences of practice, one should not become diffident, and the practice of meditation should not be brought down to a lower level, either in quantity or quality, merely because of these obstacles. They will be there for some days, and sometimes even for months, but they will pass away. Just as when we clean a room with a broom there is a rise of dust, and it may look as if we are worsening the condition in the Room rather than cleaning it, that is not the truth, because afterwards all of the dust will vanish and the whole room will be clean. Likewise, in the beginning it may look as if there is something worse happening to us than what has occurred earlier, but it is not true. We are getting cleaned up, and a day will come when the storm will cease and we shall be happy.
1.03 - Sympathetic Magic, #The Golden Bough, #unset, #Kabbalah
rational manner by manipulating the body of the sufferer. Meantime
another wizard outside the Room exerts himself to attain the same
end by means which we should regard as wholly irrational. He, in
the safety and success of the voyage. On no account, except for the
most necessary purpose, may they quit the Room that has been
assigned to them. More than that, so long as the vessel is believed
women must cook and scatter popcorn on the verandah every morning;
so will the men be agile in their movements. the Rooms must be kept
very tidy, all boxes being placed near the walls; for if any one
1.03 - The House Of The Lord, #Twelve Years With Sri Aurobindo, #Nirodbaran, #Integral Yoga
After this, till 3 or 4 p.m. Sri Aurobindo was all alone. Then his first meal would come; in between he sometimes took a glass of plain water. Now, what could he be doing at this time wrapped in a most mysterious silence? None except the Mother could throw any precise light on it. We were only told that he had a special work to do and must be left alone unless, of course, some very urgent business needed his attention. All that was visible to our naked eye was that he sat silently in his bed, afterwards in the capacious armchair, with his eyes wide open just as any other person would. Only he passed hours and hours thus, changing his position at times and making himself comfortable; the yes moving a little, and though usually gazing at the wall in front, never fixed trak-like at any particular point. Sometimes the face would beam with a bright mile without any apparent reason, much to our amusement, as a child smiles in sleep. Only it was a waking sleep, for as we passed across the Room, there was a dim recognition of our shadow-like movements. Occasionally he would look towards the door. That was when he heard some sound which might indicate the Mother's coming. But his external consciousness would certainly not be obliterated. When he wanted something, his voice seemed to come from a distant cave; rarely did we find him plunged within, with his eyes closed. If at that time, the Mother happened to come for some urgent work or with a glass of water, finding him thus indrawn, she would wait, usually by the bedside till he opened his eyes. Then seeing her waiting, he would exclaim "Oh!" and the Mother's lips would part into an exquisite smile. He had told us that he was in the habit of meditating with open eyes. We kept ourselves ready for the call, sitting behind the bed at our assigned places or someone cleaning the furniture or doing other work in the Room. One regular call was for a peppermint lozenge which he took some time before his meal. If the meal was late in coming he would ask for a second one. When our chatting became too animated and made us feel uneasy, one better informed would exclaim, "Do you think he is disturbed by such petty bubbles? He must be soaring in a consciousness where I wonder if even a bomb explosion would make any impression." At other relaxed moments he would take cognizance of incidental noises.
There were occasions, though rare, when we had to intrude upon his strict privacy. An urgent call from the Ashram Press about some proof corrections of his book demanded his immediate attention. I cautiously approached from behind and stood near him. He asked without turning my way, in an impersonal tone, "What is it?" A moment's ripple in the vast even ocean of silence. The Mother always felt that pervasive silence whenever she entered the Room. I informed him of the queries from the Press. There were some proof-readers who had the Johnsonian mind; they could not accept Sri Aurobindo's flexible use of prepositions or some new turns of phrases. Either they thought these were due to oversight or was it their grammarian pedantry that made them wiser than he? At last he had to remark, "Let them not interfere with my English!" His admonitions were always gentle. When the Mother heard about it, she observed, "How do they dare correct his English? Sri Aurobindo is a gentleman; he won't say anything that might hurt I am not a gentleman." We understood very well what the Mother meant. A few anecdotes to illustrate the point. When Sri Aurobindo was living with his family in Calcutta, Sarojini, his younger sister, made frequent complaints about the rudeness and impertinence of their cook. Sri Aurobindo simply listened and forgot all about it. Sarojini at last lost her patience and urged upon him a drastic step. Sri Aurobindo called the cook in a grave voice and asked, "I hear you have behaved rudely. Don't do it again!" Everybody was disappointed at this anticlimax and realised that no further strictness could be expected of him. So too when the Mother once brought a complaint to him against a sadhak who, in a fit of temper, had beaten somebody, "This is the third time! What should be done? I want your sanction, Lord," she said. Sri Aurobindo calmly replied, "Let him be given a final warning." We knew very well that this "final warning" could not be really final.
The Mother would come to Sri Aurobindo's room an hour after his bath for their usual work. Then we left the Room, wondering what they were talking about. Probably Ashram affairs, world problems and all that the Mother "considered necessary for him to know". Once I was sitting absorbed in meditation in front of Sri Aurobindo when the Mother entered. Perhaps she waited for a while, then he called, "Nirod, Mother has come." I opened my eyes and saw that she was waiting with a gracious smile. I simply rushed out abashed! The Meetings lasted from 15 minutes to an hour, at the most; and when the Mother opened the door we were therewaiting outside. Greeting us with an enchanting smile, she would go back to her work and we entered the Presence.
There was an inroad of another kind of pest that we had to deal with. Throughout the Ashram, in the Dining Room, the Bakery, and the residential houses a large throng of flies, pale white, grey and black, appeared all of a sudden and started licking, defiling, contaminating indiscriminately, everything that came in their way. If not on food-stuff, they would sit on human beings, whoever they might be. Sri Aurobindo and his room were no exception. Flies, silver-fish, cockroaches, were simply taboo and were not to be tolerated. Out of all these, everyone knows, flies are the worst enemies. They don't bite, it is true, like their cousins, the mosquitoes, but they are carriers of all kinds of infection! When they don't bite, they stick like the habits of our physical mind. So a vigorous crusade had to be taken up. 'Fly leaves' began to hang in all houses. Another effective contrivance trapped swarms in its box with continuous rolling wheels. The queen of the flies, it seems, had to beat a retreat. There is an interesting occult sequel to all this. There are subtle beings presiding over animal or insect communities. The being which was the queen of the fly-kingdom came to the Mother and pleaded for mercy. When they perpetrated the sacrilege in Sri Aurobindo's room, however, we had no mercy. Our fly-flaps became busy. Sri Aurobindo, as we know, was not a votary of Ahimsa in all circumstances. We were in no mood to dally with their whirling dance, particularly around Sri Aurobindo whose body was as sensitive as a child's to their pestering hum. However, our constant clapping sounds like the bursting of crackers made no dents in his massive silence. Once, a bumble bee came droning into the Room and took a fancy to swirl round Sri Aurobindo as he sat on the bed. We had to rush to his rescue!
I have mentioned that Sri Aurobindo used to keep his upper body always bare. In this, as in many other habits, he was very much an Indian, though he was brought up in English ways. For instance, he was not accustomed to use slippers in the Room. He always went about barefoot. When a pair of slippers was offered to him, he said, "I don't use them. Let them be given to Nolini who likes shoes." During severe cold weather we have seen him use only a chaddar. But it intrigued me very much to see that he kept his feet always exposed, projecting out of the wrap. It seems odd, for our feet feel the cold more than other parts. Did it imply that at all moments, even at night, the feet of the Divine must be available as the haven of refuge to the needy and the devoted? It may not be too fantastic to suppose that many beings came in their subtle bodies to offer their pranams at his feet. My hypothesis is not altogether a fiction, for we have now learnt from the Mother that Sri Aurobindo has built a home in the subtle-physical plane and many of us visit him at night in our subtle bodies. She has also told us that we visit her or she visits us during our sleep. In the morning she has often asked, "Do you know anything about it?" Well, as all this is true, surely beings could also come in their subtle forms to do pranam to Sri Aurobindo. "But why bare feet?" one may ask. "That is the Indian custom", would be my, answer.
1.03 - The Psychic Prana, #Raja-Yoga, #Swami Vivkenanda, #unset
Next we shall take one fact from physics. We all hear of electricity and various other forces connected with it. What electricity is no one knows, but so far as it is known, it is a sort of motion. There are various other motions in the universe; what is the difference between them and electricity? Suppose this table moves that the molecules which compose this table are moving in different directions; if they are all made to move in the same direction, it will be through electricity. Electric motion makes the molecules of a body move in the same direction. If all the air molecules in a room are made to move in the same direction, it will make a gigantic battery of electricity of the Room. Another point from physiology we must remember, that the centre which regulates the respiratory system, the breathing system, has a sort of controlling action over the system of nerve currents.
1.03 - To Layman Ishii, #Beating the Cloth Drum Letters of Zen Master Hakuin, #unset, #Kabbalah
a The word chambers (hj), normally the quarters of a head priest, also alludes to the Room where the great Layman Vimalakirti taught. An annotation states that the Room may have been Ishii's teahouse. b Chij khai, the second of three kinds of "leakage" posited by Tung-shan Liang-chieh, in which the student, while trying to rid himself of delusory thoughts, still remains within the realm of dualism
(The Eye of Men and Gods, ch. 3). c That is, a shippei, or black-lacquered bamboo stick. d A false makeshift seal carved from melon rind.
1.04 - The Divine Mother - This Is She, #Twelve Years With Sri Aurobindo, #Nirodbaran, #Integral Yoga
She also saw to the proper atmosphere of the Room. I shall give an instance: many newspapers were sent to us for Sri Aurobindo's perusal, out of which he read only The Hindu, and the Daily Mail for its comic "Curly Wee" feature. Since we had plenty of time we rummaged through all the papers, one after another, particularly with a view to make interesting news items the subject of our talk with him. The Indian Express used to supply a lot of war news. Whenever the Mother entered the Room her first glance was cast at our corner and often in the morning she found a heap of these newspapers, and ourselves making a jolly good feast of them. Suddenly one day to our surprise all the papers stopped coming except The Hindu and the Amrita Bazar Patrika. Sri Aurobindo looked as usual for the Daily Mail. We had to tell him that the Mother had banned all these papers, for they seemed to spoil the atmosphere of the Room. The Mother did not know that Sri Aurobindo was interested in the Mail. He simply smiled. This one small incident is indicative of her ever-wakeful Intelligence operating over all affairs, mundane as well as spiritual and Sri Aurobindo's quiet acceptance of her decision. the Room in the "Library" in which newspapers were kept for general reading was named by her "Falsehood", and yet she did not interfere with the sadhaks' liberty of reading them.
She was always out of sympathy with certain mechanical contrivances like the radio, gramophone and ceiling-fan. The radio was allowed in Sri Aurobindo's room only after the war had taken a full-blooded turn. His bedroom had no fan, in spite of considerable heat. The sitting-room had a table-fan. Only after the accident a table-fan was installed near Sri Aurobindo's bed which was not very effective in reducing the stuffiness of the Room, closed as it was on the east, west and south. Hence the need of small hand-fans during his walk. It was only after the Room had undergone thorough repairs and the old beams were replaced by new solid ones that a ceiling-fan came into operation. Till then the Mother feared that a ceiling-fan would be a risk to the old ceiling. This shows how the Mother guarded against all eventualities, inner as well as outer, and gave as little handle as possible to so-called accidents. She knew very well that shrewd and subtle occult forces were actively engaged in causing them grievous harm. Who could have imagined that Sri Aurobindo would meet with a serious accident in his own room at an unwary moment? He had asserted very firmly that their life was a battlefield in a very real sense and that the Mother and himself were actively waging a continuous war against the adverse forces. "The fact that it was being waged from a closed room made it no less real and serious." She said once that illnesses in their case are much more difficult to cure than in the case of sadhaks because of the concentrated attack of the adverse forces. I may mention in passing that the Mother was not only vigilant regarding Sri Aurobindo against all possible outer attacks and accidents, she is also cognizant of the welfare of the sadhaks. During an epidemic in the town, sadhaks are warned not to take any food from outside. All our raw vegetables and fruits are washed in an antiseptic solution before being cooked or eaten and many other precautions are taken to avoid any outbreak in the Ashram. The inspiration behind the origin of the sadhak Ganpatram's Cottage Restaurant came from the Mother, I was told. She did not want the Ashram children to take food from outside and fall ill; so she called him one day and asked him to open a restaurant only for the Ashram children and prepare food under strict hygienic conditions.
If the Mother was thus equipped with all necessities for Sri Aurobindo's comfort, Sri Aurobindo on his part was as solicitous about the Mother's well-being. He followed closely all her outer activities and enveloped her with an aura of protection against the dark forces. His accident was due, he said, to his being busy protecting the Mother and unmindful about himself, under the assumption that the adverse forces would not dare to attack him. "That was my mistake," he said. The Mother herself could take any risk, launch upon any adventure, for she had entire faith and reliance upon Sri Aurobindo's mighty force and protection. Anybody who has come in contact with the Mother knows that her dynamic nature makes light of all difficulties and dangers and she is the least concerned about herself 'when some special work has to be done. At one time her health suffered from a chronic trouble, indicated by a swelling of the feet. I observed that every time the Mother entered or left the Room, Sri Aurobindo's eyes were fixed on her feet till after a number of years the limbs regained their normalcy. Not about her health alone, about all her movements and activities the Mother always used to keep him informed: before going to the meditation and after it, before going for a drive and after it, or before seeing any visitor, she would come and see him. Sri Aurobindo also would inquire about her from Champaklal, whether she had finished her food and gone to bed or not, and as I have said, until she had retired, he kept awake. If by chance she was late in returning from a drive Sri Aurobindo would inquire again and again. As the Mother's routine was crammed with activities, quite often she used to be late for her meal. Sometimes she would report the fact. But he would never interfere with her activities, only mildly suggest some change if necessary. Imposition of rules, compulsion of any sort was against his nature, either on the Mother or on sadhaks. So is it with the Mother. Sri Aurobindo did not want us to detain her in any way. He would cut short his walk, or hurry his meal to suit her convenience.
Then going back to her room, she would start the "flower work" in this state of trance. We know that she is very fond of flowers, particularly roses, both for their own sake and for their power to transmit her force. Hundreds of roses daily came to her as an offering from our gardens. She would spread all of them on trays, pick and choose them according to size, colour, etc., trim and arrange them in different vases, aided by a sadhika. This would continue till the early hours of the morning when she would retire for a short nap. Once I had a long talk with her concerning the affairs of the Dispensary during this time. I wondered how in such a trance-condition her hands moved correctly, used the scissors, cut and trimmed the flowers and at the same time she went on answering the various problems I put before her. Much later I found the solution and that also in an embarrassing manner. She had come to do Sri Aurobindo's hair and as usual was overtaken by trance. The eyes were half closed, the body swayed but the hands were doing their work. Two of us who were then on duty began to joke and play with each other silently, assuming that she could not notice our innocent pranks. But as she was leaving the Room, she said to us, "I can see everything. I have eyes at the back of my head." Imagine our discomfiture! We had heard that she was the greatest occultist known to Theon, her teacher in occultism. We had no small amount of personal experience in support of it. Still, this small incident from its manner and occasion left us flabbergasted. She must have had her inner senses functioning when the outer ones were in suspension or had ceased their work. She said on one occasion that she is extremely sensitive to the atmosphere. She can at once feel the vibrations of a place or of persons.
1.04 - THE RABBIT SENDS IN A LITTLE BILL, #Alice in Wonderland, #Lewis Carroll, #Fiction
"He took me for his housemaid!" said Alice, as she ran off. "How surprised he'll be when he finds out who I am!" As she said this, she came upon a neat little house, on the door of which was a bright brass plate with the name "W. RABBIT" engraved upon it. She went in without knocking and hurried upstairs, in great fear lest she should meet the real Mary Ann and be turned out of the house before she had found the fan and gloves.
By this time, Alice had found her way into a tidy little room with a table in the window, and on it a fan and two or three pairs of tiny white kid-gloves; she took up the fan and a pair of the gloves and was just going to leave the Room, when her eyes fell upon a little bottle that stood near the looking-glass. She uncorked it and put it to her lips, saying to herself, "I do hope it'll make me grow large again, for, really, I'm quite tired of being such a tiny little thing!"
Before she had drunk half the bottle, she found her head pressing against the ceiling, and had to stoop to save her neck from being broken. She hastily put down the bottle, remarking, "That's quite enough--I hope I sha'n't grow any more."
1.05 - Buddhism and Women, #Tara - The Feminine Divine, #unset, #Kabbalah
was very old and lived alone, witho ut any attend ant,
in her cave divid ed into two small rooms. the Room
where she was faced her shrine and was lighte d only
1.05 - THE HOSTILE BROTHERS - ARCHETYPES OF RESPONSE TO THE UNKNOWN, #Maps of Meaning, #Jordan Peterson, #Psychology
crippled physicist Steven Hawkins representative of scientific knowledge (and of disembodied
rationality) were in the Room with the object. One of them described the features of the Room. Its walls
were seven feet thick, and made of some impervious substance [titanium dioxide (?)] which sounded
impressive, in the context of the dream. These walls were designed to permanently contain the object. I
wasnt in the Room, although I was there as an observer, like the audience in a movie. The object in the
display case appeared alive. It was moving, and distorting its shape, like a chrysalis or a cocoon in its
later stages of development. At one point, it transformed itself into something resembling a meerschaum
pipe. Then it reformed itself into a sphere, and shot out through one wall of the case, and the Room,
leaving two perfectly round, smooth, holes one in the case, and the other in the wall. It left with no
The object was an image of God, the uroboric serpent, embodied in matter (powerful enough to
require the accompaniment of four hurricanes, as attendants).600 the Room was a classification system,
something designed (by the most powerful representatives of the social and scientific worlds), to
and walls, in a cubic room about arms length from each. The surfaces of the cube curved inwards,
towards the man (as if the Room was constructed of the intersection of six spheres). All surfaces of the
cube remained at the same distance from the man, regardless of his pattern of movement. If he walked
the center of each circle dangled the tip of a reptiles tail. The man could reach in any direction, grasp a
tail, and pull it out of the surface, into the Room.
This dream referred to the capacity of man to (voluntarily) pull the future into the present, so to
1.05 - War And Politics, #Twelve Years With Sri Aurobindo, #Nirodbaran, #Integral Yoga
It took twenty-seven years for that vision of the truth-plane to actualise itself on the material plane. In those early days the Mother used to pay special visits to the Rooms of the sadhaks. One day A asked her, "How is India likely to get freedom?" She replied, "Listen! The British did not conquer India. You yourselves handed over the country to the British. In the same manner the British will themselves hand over the country to you. And they will do it in a hurry as if a ship were waiting to take them away." How true was the prophecy!
"He stared at the packed assembly hall. Every face in the Room was turned to his....
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Still, at this puzzling answer, with surprise,
Around the Room he sends his curious eyes;
And, as he still inquir'd, and call'd aloud,
1.06 - On Thought, #Words Of Long Ago, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
We must put all of them in place, bring order into our inner chamber, and we must do this each day just as we tidy the Rooms of our house. For I suppose that our mentality deserves at least as much care as our house.
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"Oh, _please_ mind what you're doing!" cried Alice, jumping up and down in an agony of terror.
"Here! You may nurse it a bit, if you like!" the Duchess said to Alice, flinging the baby at her as she spoke. "I must go and get ready to play croquet with the Queen," and she hurried out of the Room.
Alice caught the baby with some difficulty, as it was a queer-shaped little creature and held out its arms and legs in all directions. "If I don't take this child away with me," thought Alice, "they're sure to kill it in a day or two. Wouldn't it be murder to leave it behind?" She said the last words out loud and the little thing grunted in reply.
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Therefore, the perfection of understanding, or the viveka khyati referred to, is a gradual widening of the grasp which consciousness has over the substances of nature. At present, one has no grasp over anything because there is an isolation of oneself from the cosmic substance due to the affirmation of the ego, or the asmita, and the weakness of personality. Whatever be the type of that weakness physical or psychological it is due to the inability of cosmic forces to enter into oneself, just as the sunlight cannot enter the Rooms of a house if all the doors and windows are closed. Even if the sun is blazing outside, we may be shivering inside due to the doors and windows being closed, preventing the light of the sun from entering.
1.07 - A Song of Longing for Tara, the Infallible, #How to Free Your Mind - Tara the Liberator, #Thubten Chodron, #unset
being very calm and then suddenly an angry thought comes in? The energy of
that angry thought is extremely powerful. Even if nobody else in the Room
knows about that angry thought, its power and the effect it has upon us is
is good enough; my rank at work is good enough. The food they serve at the
retreat is good enough. The temperature in the Room is good enough.
Once, one person wrote on the feedback form after a retreat, The food
1.07 - Bridge across the Afterlife, #Preparing for the Miraculous, #George Van Vrekhem, #unset
were doing, Speer continued, looked like a silent dance to
me. the Room was so beautiful ... He smiled at the memory.
I was not alone; there were many figures, all in white and
1.07 - Hui Ch'ao Asks about Buddha, #The Blue Cliff Records, #Yuanwu Keqin, #Zen
room, but just ordered his followers to go along with the others
to enter the Room.
One day when Fa Yen had ascended his seat, there was a
1.07 - On Dreams, #Words Of Long Ago, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
All this work was transcribed in the consciousness of our writer in the following dream: he was in his study with several armchairs which he had just brought there and was arranging and rearranging them in the Room, until he found the most suitable place for each one.
1.08 - Attendants, #Twelve Years With Sri Aurobindo, #Nirodbaran, #Integral Yoga
I shall quote another instance at the risk of being mocked at by the rationalists and being dubbed an apostate, for was I not once a materialist myself? As I have said, Sri Aurobindo used to take a peppermint pastille while he was dictating Savitri and Champaklal's role was to offer it, when wanted. He would wait and wait even if not called at the due hour, he would sometimes hurry his meal so as not to miss the occasion. I thought, "Why should I not get one chance, at least?" But my friend would hear the call even if it was whispered and would run from wherever he might be in the Room. Here again, Sri Aurobindo consciously or unconsciously responded to my silent wish by asking one day for the pastille much earlier than the usual time, when Champaklal was not present. He came up and waited for the call. I put on a very innocent face though now and again a mischievous smile tried to betray it. Then at last, very much piqued, Champaklal asked me, "What's the matter? He is not asking for the pastille?" I could not help breaking into laughter. He understood but enquired exactly when he had asked, who had given it, etc., etc. All these incidents were our little pranks played among ourselves and between us and the Master. I shall not protest if anyone calls me too credulous and finds these as nothing but sentimental outpourings of bhaktas. These instances do illustrate why I call Champaklal a real bhakta and have looked upon his service as having the true spirit. No wonder that the Lord, during his last hours, amply recompensed him by repeatedly embracing him, to our great bewildered delight.
Such appalling mist could only be dissolved by counterbalancing incidents like the one of our old doctor Becharlal, a true bhakta by nature. Sri Aurobindo remarked that his bhakti was genuine. How many times he was on the point of shedding tears on seeing his "Bhagawan suffer"! Apart from his age, his emotional nature rendered him incapable of doing anything but light work and we gave him only such work. Neither would he ask for more, since he knew himself quite well. If he could just breathe the nearness of the Lord, that was all he wanted. That was his lifelong aspiration, it appeared, and it was fulfilled. He was called Dadaji by us and given his due respect. During the early days of the accident, in the tranquil atmosphere of the Room, we would hear some sudden sobbing trying in vain to control itself. It was our doctor who had been moved to sorrow by the "painful condition" of his beloved Lord! Or sometimes there were tears of spiritual fervour.
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Eikyuu Kazoku -- -- Studio 4°C -- 1 ep -- Original -- Psychological Comedy -- Eikyuu Kazoku Eikyuu Kazoku -- It started as a sociological experiment. Six different people were brainwashed to think that they were a family and then put in arbitrary situations to see how they would react; however, when a taping of the families conducts is sold in a desperate attempt to make a little capital, it instantly becomes a success. Now the family is a first rated show and their every move is broadcasted around the world without them knowing it. But when a clogged toilet sets off a chain of events that ultimately frees the family from the room they are confined in the broadcasters, not willing to lose their source of income, set out to hunt down and recapture every member of the Eternal family. -- -- (Source: ANN) -- Movie - Apr 1, 1997 -- 8,447 5.94
Gantz -- -- Gonzo -- 13 eps -- Manga -- Action Sci-Fi Horror Psychological Supernatural Drama Ecchi -- Gantz Gantz -- Thought your life was bad? Sometimes, death is worse. There is no salvation, peace, nor god waiting to receive you into their care. But wait, a god? Maybe you are talking about that big black ball stuck in the room with you. Now you are thrown into a game, fighting green aliens and robot monsters for the chance to survive. -- -- When Kei Kurono is killed, he thus finds himself caught in such a game—a test of his skills, morals, and will to survive. His life is not his own; his death is spat and trampled upon over and over again. What happens if he does not listen? God knows. -- -- A word of warning: Gantz is not for the faint-hearted, but neither is it as simple as it looks. Gore, rape, and violence is rampant, as are portrayals of greed, violence, and all the ugliness that one sees in society today. -- -- -- Licensor: -- ADV Films, Funimation -- TV - Apr 13, 2004 -- 293,426 7.04
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The Loudest Voice in the Room
The Room (disambiguation)
The Roommates Party
The Roommate Transmogrification
The Room (novel)
The Room of the Scirocco
The Room: Old Sins
The Room Store
The Room Tribute
The Room Two
The Room Upstairs
The Room (video game)
The Room Where It Happened
The Room with No Doors
The Smartest Guys in the Room (book)
The Woman in the Room
When You Walk in the Room