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Remembering God is most important, and increasing that. removing things that reduce it.
Turning towards God, measuring and increasing that.
Also moving towards God, increasing that, removing things that reduce it.
Divine Presence always.
read Savitri everyday to always.
find the Soul, find The Mother hidden within.
The 3 and 4 aspects/relations of God. (TUI) (

Next, the practice of this Yoga demands a constant inward remembrance of the one central liberating knowledge, and a constant active externalising of it in works comes in too to intensify the remembrance. In all is the one Self, the one Divine is all; all are in the Divine, all are the Divine and there is nothing else in the universe, - this thought or this faith is the whole background until it becomes the whole substance of the consciousness of the worker.

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To want only what the Divine wants in us and for us, is the one important thing.
  ~ The Mother Words Of The Mother - II, The True Aim of Life

Sweet Mother how can we find the Divine who is hidden in us?
... This we have explained many, many times. But the first thing is to want it, and know precisely that this comes first, before all other things, that this is the important thing. That is the first condition; all the rest may come later, this is the essential condition. You see, if once in a while, from time to time, when you have nothing to do and all goes well and you are unoccupied, suddenly you tell yourself, Ah, I would like so much to find the Divine! - well, this - it may take a hundred thousand years, in this way.
~ The Mother Questions And Answers 1954, [T2]

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integral theory is great, but integral yoga. that is key. obviously.
--- as my first wish is never to lose him.
so it would be smart to stabilize him there permanently so i can go with him in death.
that is a good first. simple, obvious, key.
but only a key for the fear of next life.
but it would be good in general. permanent connection.
and that is my problem. i lose him constantly. hardly do I remember.
or always I do? but do I always have?
constant presence

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The most important thing for this purifiration of the heart is an absolute sincerity. No pretence with oneself, no conceal- ment from the Divine, or oneself, or the Guru, a straight look at one’s movements, a straight will to make them strai^t.

The most important infinite cardinal number is the cardinal number of the class of inductive cardinal numbers (0, 1, 2, . . .); it is called aleph-zero and symbolized by a Hebrew letter aleph followed by an inferior 0.

The most important thing for this purifiration of the heart is an absolute sincerity. No pretence with oneself, no conceal- ment from the Divine, or oneself, or the Guru, a straight look at one’s movements, a straight will to make them strai^t.


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1:The beginning is the most important part of the work. ~ Plato,
2:Consider the Divine Life as the most important thing to obtain. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II The True Aim of Life [7],
3:Of all the attitudes we can acquire, surely the attitude of gratitude is the most important and by far the most life-changing. ~ Zig Ziglar,
4:What is the most important moment in life? The present moment. For the past no longer exists and the future does not yet exist. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother III ,
5:But the most important thing for purification of the heart is an absolute sincerity. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - III The Danger of the Ego and the Need of Purification,
6:Questions bring us closer to that experience, though they are often paradoxical: when we first ask them, the immediate answer is a conditioned response. To dig deeply into these questions, to look deep inside oneself, is its own spiritual practice. What is the most important thing? ~ Adyashanti,
7:To do yoga, one of the most important things to achieve is to get rid of all attachment to the past. Let the past be past and concentrate only on the progress you want to make and the surrender to the Divine you have to achieve. My blessings and help are always with you. With love. 10 January 1967 ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother III ,
8:All visions have a significance of one kind or another. This power of vision is very important for the Yoga and should not be rejected although it is not the most important thing-for the most important thing is the change of the consciousness. All other powers like this of vision should be developed without attachment as parts and aids of the Yoga. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters On Yoga - II ,
9:X who has been studying astrology has prepared my horoscope. I send it to you to see. Do you think the indications he has given in it for my future have any value? The horoscope is sufficiently vague and favourable to be taken in consideration as the base of a mental conception for your future. The most important factor in a horoscope is the intuitive faculty of the astrologer. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother III ,
10:States of consciousness there are in which Death is only a change in immortal Life, pain a violent backwash of the waters of universal delight, limitation a turning of the Infinite upon itself, evil a circling of the good around its own perfection; and this not in abstract conception only, but in actual vision and in constant and substantial experience. To arrive at such states of consciousness may, for the individual, be one of the most important and indispensable steps of his progress towards self-perfection. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine ,
11:When one sees them thinking all the time about themselves, referring everything to themselves, governed simply by their own little person, placing themselves in the centre of the universe and trying to organise the whole universe including God around themselves, as though that were the most important thing in the universe. If one could only see oneself objectively, you know, as one sees oneself in a mirror, observe oneself living, it is so grotesque! (Laughing) That's enough for you to... One suddenly feels that he is becoming - oh, so absolutely ridiculous! ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1954 ,
12:The most important things are the hardest to say. They are the things you get ashamed of, because words diminish them -- words shrink things that seemed limitless when they were in your head to no more than living size when they're brought out. But it's more than that, isn't it? The most important things lie too close to wherever your secret heart is buried, like landmarks to a treasure your enemies would love to steal away. And you may make revelations that cost you dearly only to have people look at you in a funny way, not understanding what you've said at all, or why you thought it was so important that you almost cried while you were saying it. That's the worst, I think. When the secret stays locked within not for want of a teller but for want of an understanding ear. ~ Stephen King,
13:I have read your account of your sadhana. There is nothing to say, I think, - for it is all right - except that the most important thing for you is to develop the psychic fire in the heart and the aspiration for the psychic being to come forward as the leader of the sadhana. When the psychic does so, it will show you the 'undetected ego-knots' of which you speak and loosen them or burn them in the psychic fire. This psychic development and the psychic change of mind, vital and physical consciousness is of the utmost importance because it makes safe and easy the descent of the higher consciousness and the spiritual transformation without which the supramental must always remain far distant. Powers etc. have their place, but a very minor one so long as this is not done. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters On Yoga - III ,
14:Prudence and BalanceVigilance: indispensable for all true progress.*In each human being there is a beast crouching ready to manifest at the slightest unwatchfulness. The only remedy is a constant vigilance. 18 August 1954*Prudence: very useful for weakness because weakness needs prudence; strength does not need it.*Common sense: it is very practical and avoids any mistakes, but it lacks light.*Sobriety has never done harm to anyone.** *Equanimity: immutable peace and calm.*In the deep peace of equanimity the love will grow to its fullblossoming in a sense of pure and constant unity. 5 October 1934*All mischief comes from a lack of balance.So, let us keep our balance carefully, always, in all circumstances. 10 August 1954*Perfect balance: one of the most important conditions of a growing peace. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
15:I think one of the most important thing is to know why one meditates; this is what gives the quality of the meditation and makes it of one order or another. You may meditate to open yourself to the divine Force, you may meditate to reject the ordinary consciousness, you may meditate to enter the depths of your being, you may meditate to learn how to give yourself integrally; you may meditate for all kinds of things. You may meditate to enter into peace and calm and silence - this is what people generally do, but without much success. But you may also meditate to receive the Force of transformation, to discover the points to be transformed, to trace out the line of progress. And then you may also meditate for very practical reasons: when you have a difficulty to clear up, a solution to find, when you want help in some action or another. You may meditate for that too. I think everyone has his own mode of meditation. But if one wants the meditation to be dynamic, one must have an aspiration for progress and the meditation must be done to help and fulfill this aspiration for progress. Then it becomes dynamic. ~ The Mother,
16:Raise Your StandardsAny time you sincerely want to make a change, the first thing you must do is to raise your standards. When people ask me what really changed my life eight years ago, I tell them that absolutely the most important thing was changing what I demanded of myself. I wrote down all the things I would no longer accept in my life, all the things I would no longer tolerate, and all the things that I aspired to becoming.Think of the far-reaching consequences set in motion by men and women who raised their standards and acted in accordance with them, deciding they would tolerate no less. History chronicles the inspiring examples of people like Leonardo da Vinci, Abraham Lincoln, Helen Keller, Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks, Albeit Einstein, Cesar Chavez, Soichiro Honda, and many others who took the magnificently powerful step of raising their standards. The same power that was available to them is available to you, if you have the courage to claim it. Changing an organization, acompany, a country-or a world-begins with the simple step of changing yourself.STEP TWOChange Your Limiting Beliefs ~ Anthony Robbins, How to take Immediate Control of Your Mental Emotional Physical and Financial Destiny ,
17:To prepare for Astral Magic a temple or series of temples needs to be erected on the plane of visualized imagination. Such temples can take any convenient form although some magicians prefer to work with an exact simulacrum of their physical temple. The astral temple is visualized in fine detail and should contain all the equipment required for ritual or at least cupboards where any required instruments can be found. Any objects visualized into the temple should always remain there for subsequent inspection unless specifically dissolved or removed. The most important object in the temple is the magician's image of himself working in it. At first it may seem that he is merely manipulating a puppet of himself in the temple but with persistence this should give way to a feeling of actually being there. Before beginning Astral Magic proper, the required temple and instruments together with an image of the magician moving about in it should be built up by a repeated series of visualizations until all the details are perfect. Only when this is complete should the magician begin to use the temple. Each conjuration that is performed should be planned in advance with the same attention to detail as in Ritual Magic. The various acts of astral evocation, divination, enchantment, invocation and illumination take on a similar general form to the acts of Ritual Magic which the magician adapts for astral work. ~ Peter J Carroll, Liber Kaos ,
18:At the basis of this collaboration there is necessarily the will to change, no longer to be what one is, for things to be no longer what they are. There are several ways of reaching it, and all the methods are good when they succeed! One may be deeply disgusted with what exists and wish ardently to come out of all this and attain something else; one may - and this is a more positive way - one may feel within oneself the touch, the approach of something positively beautiful and true, and willingly drop all the rest so that nothing may burden the journey to this new beauty and truth. What is indispensable in every case is the ardent will for progress, the willing and joyful renunciation of all that hampers the advance: to throw far away from oneself all that prevents one from going forward, and to set out into the unknown with the ardent faith that this is the truth of tomorrow, inevitable, which must necessarily come, which nothing, nobody, no bad will, even that of Nature, can prevent from becoming a reality - perhaps of a not too distant future - a reality which is being worked out now and which those who know how to change, how not to be weighed down by old habits, will surely have the good fortune not only to see but to realise. People sleep, they forget, they take life easy - they forget, forget all the time.... But if we could remember... that we are at an exceptional hour, a unique time, that we have this immense good fortune, this invaluable privilege of being present at the birth of a new world, we could easily get rid of everything that impedes and hinders our progress. So, the most important thing, it seems, is to remember this fact; even when one doesn't have the tangible experience, to have the certainty of it and faith in it; to remember always, to recall it constantly, to go to sleep with this idea, to wake up with this perception; to do all that one does with this great truth as the background, as a constant support, this great truth that we are witnessing the birth of a new world. We can participate in it, we can become this new world. And truly, when one has such a marvellous opportunity, one should be ready to give up everything for its sake. ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1957-1958 ,
19:The ExaminersThe integral yoga consists of an uninterrupted series of examinations that one has to undergo without any previous warning, thus obliging you to be constantly on the alert and attentive. Three groups of examiners set us these tests. They appear to have nothing to do with one another, and their methods are so different, sometimes even so apparently contradictory, that it seems as if they could not possibly be leading towards the same goal. Nevertheless, they complement one another, work towards the same end, and are all indispensable to the completeness of the result. The three types of examination are: those set by the forces of Nature, those set by spiritual and divine forces, and those set by hostile forces. These last are the most deceptive in their appearance and to avoid being caught unawares and unprepared requires a state of constant watchfulness, sincerity and humility. The most commonplace circumstances, the events of everyday life, the most apparently insignificant people and things all belong to one or other of these three kinds of examiners. In this vast and complex organisation of tests, those events that are generally considered the most important in life are the easiest examinations to undergo, because they find you ready and on your guard. It is easier to stumble over the little stones in your path, because they attract no attention. Endurance and plasticity, cheerfulness and fearlessness are the qualities specially needed for the examinations of physical nature. Aspiration, trust, idealism, enthusiasm and generous self-giving, for spiritual examinations. Vigilance, sincerity and humility for the examinations from hostile forces. And do not imagine that there are on the one hand people who undergo the examinations and on the other people who set them. Depending on the circumstances and the moment we are all both examiners and examinees, and it may even happen that one is at the same time both examiner and examinee. And the benefit one derives from this depends, both in quality and in quantity, on the intensity of one's aspiration and the awakening of one's consciousness. To conclude, a final piece of advice: never set yourself up as an examiner. For while it is good to remember constantly that one may be undergoing a very important examination, it is extremely dangerous to imagine that one is responsible for setting examinations for others. That is the open door to the most ridiculous and harmful kinds of vanity. It is the Supreme Wisdom which decides these things, and not the ignorant human will. ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II ,
20:30. Take the same position as heretofore and visualize a Battleship; see the grim monster floating on the surface of the water; there appears to be no life anywhere about; all is silence; you know that by far the largest part of the vessel is under water; out of sight; you know that the ship is as large and as heavy as a twenty-story skyscraper; you know that there are hundreds of men ready to spring to their appointed task instantly; you know that every department is in charge of able, trained, skilled officials who have proven themselves competent to take charge of this marvelous piece of mechanism; you know that although it lies apparently oblivious to everything else, it has eyes which see everything for miles around, and nothing is permitted to escape its watchful vision; you know that while it appears quiet, submissive and innocent, it is prepared to hurl a steel projectile weighing thousands of pounds at an enemy many miles away; this and much more you can bring to mind with comparatively no effort whateveR But how did the battleship come to be where it is; how did it come into existence in the first place? All of this you want to know if you are a careful observer. 31. Follow the great steel plates through the foundries, see the thousands of men employed in their production; go still further back, and see the ore as it comes from the mine, see it loaded on barges or cars, see it melted and properly treated; go back still further and see the architect and engineers who planned the vessel; let the thought carry you back still further in order to determine why they planned the vessel; you will see that you are now so far back that the vessel is something intangible, it no longer exists, it is now only a thought existing in the brain of the architect; but from where did the order come to plan the vessel? Probably from the Secretary of Defense; but probably this vessel was planned long before the war was thought of, and that Congress had to pass a bill appropriating the money; possibly there was opposition, and speeches for or against the bill. Whom do these Congressmen represent? They represent you and me, so that our line of thought begins with the Battleship and ends with ourselves, and we find in the last analysis that our own thought is responsible for this and many other things, of which we seldom think, and a little further reflection will develop the most important fact of all and that is, if someone had not discovered the law by which this tremendous mass of steel and iron could be made to float upon the water, instead of immediately going to the bottom, the battleship could not have come into existence at all. ~ Charles F Haanel, The Master Key System ,
21:Ekajaṭī or Ekajaṭā, (Sanskrit: "One Plait Woman"; Wylie: ral gcig ma: one who has one knot of hair),[1] also known as Māhacīnatārā,[2] is one of the 21 Taras. Ekajati is, along with Palden Lhamo deity, one of the most powerful and fierce goddesses of Vajrayana Buddhist mythology.[1][3] According to Tibetan legends, her right eye was pierced by the tantric master Padmasambhava so that she could much more effectively help him subjugate Tibetan demons. Ekajati is also known as "Blue Tara", Vajra Tara or "Ugra Tara".[1][3] She is generally considered one of the three principal protectors of the Nyingma school along with Rāhula and Vajrasādhu (Wylie: rdo rje legs pa). Often Ekajati appears as liberator in the mandala of the Green Tara. Along with that, her ascribed powers are removing the fear of enemies, spreading joy, and removing personal hindrances on the path to enlightenment. Ekajati is the protector of secret mantras and "as the mother of the mothers of all the Buddhas" represents the ultimate unity. As such, her own mantra is also secret. She is the most important protector of the Vajrayana teachings, especially the Inner Tantras and termas. As the protector of mantra, she supports the practitioner in deciphering symbolic dakini codes and properly determines appropriate times and circumstances for revealing tantric teachings. Because she completely realizes the texts and mantras under her care, she reminds the practitioner of their preciousness and secrecy.[4] Düsum Khyenpa, 1st Karmapa Lama meditated upon her in early childhood. According to Namkhai Norbu, Ekajati is the principal guardian of the Dzogchen teachings and is "a personification of the essentially non-dual nature of primordial energy."[5] Dzogchen is the most closely guarded teaching in Tibetan Buddhism, of which Ekajati is a main guardian as mentioned above. It is said that Sri Singha (Sanskrit: Śrī Siṃha) himself entrusted the "Heart Essence" (Wylie: snying thig) teachings to her care. To the great master Longchenpa, who initiated the dissemination of certain Dzogchen teachings, Ekajati offered uncharacteristically personal guidance. In his thirty-second year, Ekajati appeared to Longchenpa, supervising every ritual detail of the Heart Essence of the Dakinis empowerment, insisting on the use of a peacock feather and removing unnecessary basin. When Longchenpa performed the ritual, she nodded her head in approval but corrected his pronunciation. When he recited the mantra, Ekajati admonished him, saying, "Imitate me," and sang it in a strange, harmonious melody in the dakini's language. Later she appeared at the gathering and joyously danced, proclaiming the approval of Padmasambhava and the dakinis.[6] ~ Wikipedia,
22:How can one awaken his Yoga-shakti?It depends on this: when one thinks that it is the most important thing in his life. That's all.Some people sit in meditation, concentrate on the base of the vertebral column and want it very much to awake, but that's not enough. It is when truly it becomes the most important thing in one's life, when all the rest seems to have lost all taste, all interest, all importance, when one feels within that one is born for this, that one is here upon earth for this, and that it is the only thing that truly counts, then that's enough.One can concentrate on the different centres; but sometimes one concentrates for so long, with so much effort, and has no result. And then one day something shakes you, you feel that you are going to lose your footing, you have to cling on to something; then you cling within yourself to the idea of union with the Divine, the idea of the divine Presence, the idea of the transformation of the consciousness, and you aspire, you want, you try to organise your feelings, movements, impulses around this. And it comes.Some people have recommended all kinds of methods; probably these were methods which had succeeded in their case; but to tell the truth, one must find one's own method, it is only after having done the thing that one knows how it should be done, not before.If one knows it beforehand, one makes a mental construction and risks greatly living in his mental construction, which is an illusion; because when the mind builds certain conditions and then they are realised, there are many chances of there being mostly pure mental construction which is not the experience itself but its image. So for all these truly spiritual experiences I think it is wiser to have them before knowing them. If one knows them, one imitates them, one doesn't have them, one imagines oneself having them; whereas if one knows nothing - how things are and how they ought to happen, what should happen and how it will come about - if one knows nothing about all this, then by keeping very still and making a kind of inner sorting out within one's being, one can suddenly have the experience, and then later knows what one has had. It is over, and one knows how it has to be done when one has done it - afterwards. Like that it is sure.One may obviously make use of his imagination, imagine the Kundalini and try to pull it upwards. But one can also tell himself tales like this. I have had so many instances of people who described their experiences to me exactly as they are described in books, knowing all the words and putting down all the details, and then I asked them just a little question like that, casually: that if they had had the experience they should have known or felt a certain thing, and as this was not in the books, they could not answer. ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1955 211-212,
23:GURU YOGA Guru yoga is an essential practice in all schools of Tibetan Buddhism and Bon. This is true in sutra, tantra, and Dzogchen. It develops the heart connection with the masteR By continually strengthening our devotion, we come to the place of pure devotion in ourselves, which is the unshakeable, powerful base of the practice. The essence of guru yoga is to merge the practitioner's mind with the mind of the master. What is the true master? It is the formless, fundamental nature of mind, the primordial awareness of the base of everything, but because we exist in dualism, it is helpful for us to visualize this in a form. Doing so makes skillful use of the dualisms of the conceptual mind, to further strengthen devotion and help us stay directed toward practice and the generation of positive qualities. In the Bon tradition, we often visualize either Tapihritsa* as the master, or the Buddha ShenlaOdker*, who represents the union of all the masters. If you are already a practitioner, you may have another deity to visualize, like Guru Rinpoche or a yidam or dakini. While it is important to work with a lineage with which you have a connection, you should understand that the master you visualize is the embodiment of all the masters with whom you are connected, all the teachers with whom you have studied, all the deities to whom you have commitments. The master in guru yoga is not just one individual, but the essence of enlightenment, the primordial awareness that is your true nature. The master is also the teacher from whom you receive the teachings. In the Tibetan tradition, we say the master is more important than the Buddha. Why? Because the master is the immediate messenger of the teachings, the one who brings the Buddha's wisdom to the student. Without the master we could not find our way to the Buddha. So we should feel as much devotion to the master as we would to the Buddha if the Buddha suddenly appeared in front of us. Guru yoga is not just about generating some feeling toward a visualized image. It is done to find the fundamental mind in yourself that is the same as the fundamental mind of all your teachers, and of all the Buddhas and realized beings that have ever lived. When you merge with the guru, you merge with your pristine true nature, which is the real guide and masteR But this should not be an abstract practice. When you do guru yoga, try to feel such intense devotion that the hair stands upon your neck, tears start down your face, and your heart opens and fills with great love. Let yourself merge in union with the guru's mind, which is your enlightened Buddha-nature. This is the way to practice guru yoga. The Practice After the nine breaths, still seated in meditation posture, visualize the master above and in front of you. This should not be a flat, two dimensional picture-let a real being exist there, in three dimensions, made of light, pure, and with a strong presence that affects the feeling in your body,your energy, and your mind. Generate strong devotion and reflect on the great gift of the teachings and the tremendous good fortune you enjoy in having made a connection to them. Offer a sincere prayer, asking that your negativities and obscurations be removed, that your positive qualities develop, and that you accomplish dream yoga. Then imagine receiving blessings from the master in the form of three colored lights that stream from his or her three wisdom doors- of body, speech, and mind-into yours. The lights should be transmitted in the following sequence: White light streams from the master's brow chakra into yours, purifying and relaxing your entire body and physical dimension. Then red light streams from the master's throat chakra into yours, purifying and relaxing your energetic dimension. Finally, blue light streams from the master's heart chakra into yours, purifying and relaxing your mind. When the lights enter your body, feel them. Let your body, energy, and mind relax, suffused inwisdom light. Use your imagination to make the blessing real in your full experience, in your body and energy as well as in the images in your mind. After receiving the blessing, imagine the master dissolving into light that enters your heart and resides there as your innermost essence. Imagine that you dissolve into that light, and remain inpure awareness, rigpa. There are more elaborate instructions for guru yoga that can involve prostrations, offerings, gestures, mantras, and more complicated visualizations, but the essence of the practice is mingling your mind with the mind of the master, which is pure, non-dual awareness. Guru yoga can be done any time during the day; the more often the better. Many masters say that of all the practices it is guru yoga that is the most important. It confers the blessings of the lineage and can open and soften the heart and quiet the unruly mind. To completely accomplish guru yoga is to accomplish the path. ~ Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, The Tibetan Yogas Of Dream And Sleep ,
24:Mental EducationOF ALL lines of education, mental education is the most widely known and practised, yet except in a few rare cases there are gaps which make it something very incomplete and in the end quite insufficient. Generally speaking, schooling is considered to be all the mental education that is necessary. And when a child has been made to undergo, for a number of years, a methodical training which is more like cramming than true schooling, it is considered that whatever is necessary for his mental development has been done. Nothing of the kind. Even conceding that the training is given with due measure and discrimination and does not permanently damage the brain, it cannot impart to the human mind the faculties it needs to become a good and useful instrument. The schooling that is usually given can, at the most, serve as a system of gymnastics to increase the suppleness of the brain. From this standpoint, each branch of human learning represents a special kind of mental gymnastics, and the verbal formulations given to these various branches each constitute a special and well-defined language. A true mental education, which will prepare man for a higher life, has five principal phases. Normally these phases follow one after another, but in exceptional individuals they may alternate or even proceed simultaneously. These five phases, in brief, are: (1) Development of the power of concentration, the capacity of attention. (2) Development of the capacities of expansion, widening, complexity and richness. (3) Organisation of one's ideas around a central idea, a higher ideal or a supremely luminous idea that will serve as a guide in life. (4) Thought-control, rejection of undesirable thoughts, to become able to think only what one wants and when one wants. (5) Development of mental silence, perfect calm and a more and more total receptivity to inspirations coming from the higher regions of the being. It is not possible to give here all the details concerning the methods to be employed in the application of these five phases of education to different individuals. Still, a few explanations on points of detail can be given. Undeniably, what most impedes mental progress in children is the constant dispersion of their thoughts. Their thoughts flutter hither and thither like butterflies and they have to make a great effort to fix them. Yet this capacity is latent in them, for when you succeed in arousing their interest, they are capable of a good deal of attention. By his ingenuity, therefore, the educator will gradually help the child to become capable of a sustained effort of attention and a faculty of more and more complete absorption in the work in hand. All methods that can develop this faculty of attention from games to rewards are good and can all be utilised according to the need and the circumstances. But it is the psychological action that is most important and the sovereign method is to arouse in the child an interest in what you want to teach him, a liking for work, a will to progress. To love to learn is the most precious gift that one can give to a child: to love to learn always and everywhere, so that all circumstances, all happenings in life may be constantly renewed opportunities for learning more and always more. For that, to attention and concentration should be added observation, precise recording and faithfulness of memory. This faculty of observation can be developed by varied and spontaneous exercises, making use of every opportunity that presents itself to keep the child's thought wakeful, alert and prompt. The growth of the understanding should be stressed much more than that of memory. One knows well only what one has understood. Things learnt by heart, mechanically, fade away little by little and finally disappear; what is understood is never forgotten. Moreover, you must never refuse to explain to a child the how and the why of things. If you cannot do it yourself, you must direct the child to those who are qualified to answer or point out to him some books that deal with the question. In this way you will progressively awaken in the child the taste for true study and the habit of making a persistent effort to know. This will bring us quite naturally to the second phase of development in which the mind should be widened and enriched. You will gradually show the child that everything can become an interesting subject for study if it is approached in the right way. The life of every day, of every moment, is the best school of all, varied, complex, full of unexpected experiences, problems to be solved, clear and striking examples and obvious consequences. It is so easy to arouse healthy curiosity in children, if you answer with intelligence and clarity the numerous questions they ask. An interesting reply to one readily brings others in its train and so the attentive child learns without effort much more than he usually does in the classroom. By a choice made with care and insight, you should also teach him to enjoy good reading-matter which is both instructive and attractive. Do not be afraid of anything that awakens and pleases his imagination; imagination develops the creative mental faculty and through it study becomes living and the mind develops in joy. In order to increase the suppleness and comprehensiveness of his mind, one should see not only that he studies many varied topics, but above all that a single subject is approached in various ways, so that the child understands in a practical manner that there are many ways of facing the same intellectual problem, of considering it and solving it. This will remove all rigidity from his brain and at the same time it will make his thinking richer and more supple and prepare it for a more complex and comprehensive synthesis. In this way also the child will be imbued with the sense of the extreme relativity of mental learning and, little by little, an aspiration for a truer source of knowledge will awaken in him. Indeed, as the child grows older and progresses in his studies, his mind too ripens and becomes more and more capable of forming general ideas, and with them almost always comes a need for certitude, for a knowledge that is stable enough to form the basis of a mental construction which will permit all the diverse and scattered and often contradictory ideas accumulated in his brain to be organised and put in order. This ordering is indeed very necessary if one is to avoid chaos in one's thoughts. All contradictions can be transformed into complements, but for that one must discover the higher idea that will have the power to bring them harmoniously together. It is always good to consider every problem from all possible standpoints so as to avoid partiality and exclusiveness; but if the thought is to be active and creative, it must, in every case, be the natural and logical synthesis of all the points of view adopted. And if you want to make the totality of your thoughts into a dynamic and constructive force, you must also take great care as to the choice of the central idea of your mental synthesis; for upon that will depend the value of this synthesis. The higher and larger the central idea and the more universal it is, rising above time and space, the more numerous and the more complex will be the ideas, notions and thoughts which it will be able to organise and harmonise. It goes without saying that this work of organisation cannot be done once and for all. The mind, if it is to keep its vigour and youth, must progress constantly, revise its notions in the light of new knowledge, enlarge its frame-work to include fresh notions and constantly reclassify and reorganise its thoughts, so that each of them may find its true place in relation to the others and the whole remain harmonious and orderly. All that has just been said concerns the speculative mind, the mind that learns. But learning is only one aspect of mental activity; the other, which is at least equally important, is the constructive faculty, the capacity to form and thus prepare action. This very important part of mental activity has rarely been the subject of any special study or discipline. Only those who want, for some reason, to exercise a strict control over their mental activities think of observing and disciplining this faculty of formation; and as soon as they try it, they have to face difficulties so great that they appear almost insurmountable. And yet control over this formative activity of the mind is one of the most important aspects of self-education; one can say that without it no mental mastery is possible. As far as study is concerned, all ideas are acceptable and should be included in the synthesis, whose very function is to become more and more rich and complex; but where action is concerned, it is just the opposite. The ideas that are accepted for translation into action should be strictly controlled and only those that agree with the general trend of the central idea forming the basis of the mental synthesis should be permitted to express themselves in action. This means that every thought entering the mental consciousness should be set before the central idea; if it finds a logical place among the thoughts already grouped, it will be admitted into the synthesis; if not, it will be rejected so that it can have no influence on the action. This work of mental purification should be done very regularly in order to secure a complete control over one's actions. For this purpose, it is good to set apart some time every day when one can quietly go over one's thoughts and put one's synthesis in order. Once the habit is acquired, you can maintain control over your thoughts even during work and action, allowing only those which are useful for what you are doing to come to the surface. Particularly, if you have continued to cultivate the power of concentration and attention, only the thoughts that are needed will be allowed to enter the active external consciousness and they then become all the more dynamic and effective. And if, in the intensity of concentration, it becomes necessary not to think at all, all mental vibration can be stilled and an almost total silence secured. In this silence one can gradually open to the higher regions of the mind and learn to record the inspirations that come from there. But even before reaching this point, silence in itself is supremely useful, because in most people who have a somewhat developed and active mind, the mind is never at rest. During the day, its activity is kept under a certain control, but at night, during the sleep of the body, the control of the waking state is almost completely removed and the mind indulges in activities which are sometimes excessive and often incoherent. This creates a great stress which leads to fatigue and the diminution of the intellectual faculties. The fact is that like all the other parts of the human being, the mind too needs rest and it will not have this rest unless we know how to provide it. The art of resting one's mind is something to be acquired. Changing one's mental activity is certainly one way of resting; but the greatest possible rest is silence. And as far as the mental faculties are concerned a few minutes passed in the calm of silence are a more effective rest than hours of sleep. When one has learned to silence the mind at will and to concentrate it in receptive silence, then there will be no problem that cannot be solved, no mental difficulty whose solution cannot be found. When it is agitated, thought becomes confused and impotent; in an attentive tranquillity, the light can manifest itself and open up new horizons to man's capacity. Bulletin, November 1951 ~ The Mother, On Education ,

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1:The most important thing is work. ~ Lou Reed,
2:The most important time is Now ~ Leo Tolstoy,
3:The most important thing is family. ~ Walt Disney,
4:The most important thing is to begin. ~ Jason Fried,
5:The most important thing is to DARE. ~ Maya Angelou,
6:Family's the most important thing. ~ Sophie Kinsella,
7:Religion is not the most important thing. ~ Vera Rubin,
8:Happiness is the most important thing. ~ Lupita Nyong o,
9:The most important thing in art is taste. ~ Sean Lennon,
10:The most important thing is to have fun. ~ Johnny Damon,
11:BREAKFAST: THE MOST IMPORTANT MEAL TO SKIP? ~ Jason Fung,
12:No bread. That's the most important thing. ~ Heidi Klum,
13:The first peace, which is the most important, ~ Black Elk,
14:The most important thing is the script. ~ Martin Scorsese,
15:Today is the most important day of our lives. ~ Nhat Hanh,
16:A smile is the most important thing you wear. ~ Tyra Banks,
17:Future generation is the most important thing. ~ Confucius,
18:Hustle is the most important word--EVER. ~ Gary Vaynerchuk,
19:The most important lens you have is your legs ~ Ernst Haas,
20:The most important thing I do is I'm a dad. ~ Stuart Scott,
21:For ecommerce, the most important thing is trust. ~ Jack Ma,
22:Love is by far the most important thing of all. ~ Emmet Fox,
23:Wisdom is the most important part of happiness. ~ Sophocles,
24:As parents, the most important thing we can do ~ Laura Bush,
25:The beginning is the most important part of the work ~ Plato,
26:The last film is always the most important. ~ Claude Lelouch,
27:The most important shot in golf is the next one. ~ Ben Hogan,
28:The beginning is the most important part of any work. ~ Plato,
29:The beginning is the most important part of the work. ~ Plato,
30:The most important thing is presentation. ~ David Copperfield,
31:The most important things in life
Are not things. ~ Unknown,
32:The most important time in life is the present. ~ Aitzaz Ahsan,
33:Being popular is the most important thing in the world! ~ Homer,
34:Courage is the most important spiritual quality. ~ Paulo Coelho,
35:Love is the most important healing power there is. ~ Louise Hay,
36:The first ninety minutes are the most important. ~ Bobby Robson,
37:The most important actions are never comfortable. ~ Tim Ferriss,
38:The most important job in life is being a mom. ~ Audrey Hepburn,
39:The most important thing is sailing toward shore. ~ Russ Harris,
40:The most important things are the hardest to say ~ Stephen King,
41:The present is the most important moment in life . ~ The Mother,
42:Next to love, balance is the most important thing. ~ John Wooden,
43:The drugs were the most important thing to me. ~ Sophie Anderton,
44:the most important thing is not life, but the good life. ~ Plato,
45:The most important things cannot be measured. ~ W Edwards Deming,
46:The work is the most important thing. ~ Dietrich Fischer Dieskau,
47:When the most important things in our life happen we ~ C S Lewis,
48:Family is the most important thing in the world. ~ Princess Diana,
49:Light is the most important person in the picture. ~ Claude Monet,
50:The most important thing in life is human affection. ~ Dalai Lama,
51:The most important things in life are intangible. ~ Thom Hartmann,
52:Education is the most important thing you can have. ~ Torrey Smith,
53:Free will is not always the most important thing ~ Robert J Sawyer,
54:No one ever pays to learn the most important things. ~ Neel Burton,
55:The most important thing is to not waste your money. ~ Gareth Bale,
56:What if I’ve forgotten the most important thing? ~ Haruki Murakami,
57:Earnestness is the most important thing. ~ Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj,
58:Gratitude is the most important of all human emotions. ~ Hans Selye,
59:My children are the most important thing in my life. ~ Columba Bush,
60:Reading is the most important way to prepare for life. ~ Lois Lowry,
61:The most important advance in selling for many years ~ Neil Rackham,
62:The most important thing today is to stop US wars. ~ Yuri Kochiyama,
63:To master fear is the most important battle to win. ~ B K S Iyengar,
64:Communication is the most important skill in life. ~ Stephen R Covey,
65:Enthusiasm is the most important thing in life. ~ Tennessee Williams,
66:Love is the most important thing? Above everything else ~ J Sterling,
67:The most important medicine is tender love and care. ~ Mother Teresa,
68:The most important part of my religion is to play guitar. ~ Lou Reed,
69:The most important stage of any enterprise is the beginning. ~ Plato,
70:The most important thing is growing old gracefully. ~ Audrey Hepburn,
71:The most important things in life can’t be bought. ~ Elizabeth Reyes,
72:The most important things in your home are people. ~ Barbara Johnson,
73:The most important thing to do before you die is live. ~ Simon Sinek,
74:Courage is the most important attribute of a lawyer. ~ Robert Kennedy,
75:Do you know the most important trait a man can have? ~ Dale Carnegie,
76:Physics is not the most important thing. Love is. ~ Richard P Feynman,
77:Taking care of yourself is the most important thing. ~ Kathleen Hanna,
78:The most important history is the history we make today. ~ Henry Ford,
79:The most important thing is to keep the Soul aloft ~ Gustave Flaubert,
80:The most important thing is who counts the votes. ~ Mikhail Gorbachev,
81:The most important tool you have on a resume is language. ~ Jay Samit,
82:The photo is the most important thing. ~ Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero,
83:Children's fiction is the most important fiction of all. ~ Neil Gaiman,
84:The Bible is the most important part of your faith. ~ Elizabeth George,
85:The most important question to ask is "What am I becoming?" ~ Jim Rohn,
86:The most important thing is to not stop questioning. ~ Albert Einstein,
87:The most important things are the hardest things to say ~ Stephen King,
88:Well, a lead is the most important thing about the story. ~ Kurt Loder,
89:Every age thinks its battle the most important of all. ~ Heinrich Heine,
90:For Poland, the United States is the most important ally. ~ Donald Tusk,
91:Man, not men, is the most important consideration. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte,
92:the most important element of delightful design is empathy. ~ Anonymous,
93:The most important emotion in classrooms is surprise. ~ Andy Hargreaves,
94:The most important things are the hardest things to say. ~ Stephen King,
95:The most important thing you do in your life is to die. ~ Timothy Leary,
96:Write down the most important things you have to do tomorrow. ~ Ivy Lee,
97:Hope is the most important four-letter word in the language. ~ Ed Markey,
98:My kids are the most important people in the world to me. ~ Dwight Henry,
99:Perspective is the most important thing to have in life. ~ Lauren Graham,
100:The first 90 minutes of the match are the most important. ~ Bobby Robson,
101:The most important decision you make is to be in a good mood. ~ Voltaire,
102:The most important thing is the thing most easily forgotten. ~ Brian Eno,
103:The most important thing is to get on the right horse. ~ Marc Andreessen,
104:The most important thing you wear is your personality. ~ America Ferrera,
105:Being a Catholic is the most important aspect of my life. ~ Mark Wahlberg,
106:The most important consequence of self-sufficiency is freedom. ~ Epicurus,
107:The most important thing about education is appetite. ~ Winston Churchill,
108:The most important things in your home are people. ~ Suzanne Woods Fisher,
109:The most important time in history is - NOW - the present, ~ Talib Kweli,
110:To listen with empathy is the most important human skill. ~ Stephen Covey,
111:Family is the most important thing in the world. ~ Diana Princess of Wales,
112:In a networked world, trust is the most important currency. ~ Eric Schmidt,
113:Manufacturing is the most important...route to prosperity. ~ Ha Joon Chang,
114:Of all the arts, for us the cinema is the most important. ~ Vladimir Lenin,
115:The first dishonest act is the most important one to prevent. ~ Dan Ariely,
116:The most important piece in the house is the garbage can. ~ Karl Lagerfeld,
117:The most important thing in a game like that is to win it. ~ Alex Ferguson,
118:The most important things aren’t decided by percentages. ~ Haruki Murakami,
119:The most important thing when ill is to never lose heart. ~ Vladimir Lenin,
120:The things we discover for ourselves are the most important. ~ Pina Bausch,
121:What I believe about God is the most important thing about me. ~ A W Tozer,
122:Winning is not the most important thing; it's everything. ~ Vince Lombardi,
123:Communication is the most important single activity of man. ~ Stephen Covey,
124:One of the most important precepts of wisdom is to know oneself. ~ Socrates,
125:… the little things are infinitely the most important. ~ Arthur Conan Doyle,
126:The most important investment you can make is in yourself. ~ Warren Buffett,
127:The most important moments rarely come at a convenient time ~ Erwin McManus,
128:The most important thing about education is appetite. ~ Winston S Churchill,
129:This is my clone. He’s the most important person in my life. ~ Nancy Farmer,
130:and I was no longer the most important person in her world. ~ Pepper Winters,
131:...because where we are is always the most important place. ~ Philip Pullman,
132:Consider the Divine Life as the most important thing to obtain. ~ The Mother,
133:Dying is the most important moment that exists in any incarnation ~ Ram Dass,
134:He knows the most important language of all. Human compassion. ~ Ann Rinaldi,
135:I think that's the most important thing: that we create dialogue. ~ Nia Long,
136:Knowing how to see, that is the most important gift from God. ~ Karen Harper,
137:lunch (not breakfast) is the most important meal of the day, ~ Daniel H Pink,
138:The bikini is the most important thing since the atom bomb. ~ Diana Vreeland,
139:The most important job anyone can ever have is being a mother. ~ J A Konrath,
140:The most important part of a player's body is above his shoulders. ~ Ty Cobb,
141:The most important thing in illness is never to lose heart. ~ Vladimir Lenin,
142:The most important word in the English language is hope. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt,
143:Kissing is an art. It’s the most important part of foreplay. ~ Helena Hunting,
144:TALENT and WORK ETHIC, the most important and RARE combination. ~ Hubie Brown,
145:The most important influence in my childhood was my father. ~ DeForest Kelley,
146:The most important parts of your life will be marked by pain. ~ Bryant McGill,
147:The most important possible thing you can do is do a lot of work. ~ Ira Glass,
148:The most important quality in a partner is a sense of humour. ~ Clare Balding,
149:The most important thing in music is what is not in the notes. ~ Pablo Casals,
150:Courage is the most important virtue because it is the hardest. ~ David Brooks,
151:Family is forever and the most important foundation in life. ~ Kristen Taekman,
152:For many people, Google is the most important tool on the Web. ~ Marissa Mayer,
153:I believe your attitude is the most important choice you can make. ~ Lou Holtz,
154:The most important knowledge is understanding what you can't do. ~ Bill Buford,
155:The most important social welfare program in America is a job. ~ Newt Gingrich,
156:The most important thing for a writer is to be locked in a study. ~ Erica Jong,
157:The most important thing is practice in daily life; then you can ~ Dalai Lama,
158:You must never stop believing. That's the most important thing ~ Anthony Doerr,
159:Often, the most important part of a conversation was the waiting. ~ Susan Wiggs,
160:Success is the most important to many, to me it's just a bonus. ~ Lucas Grabeel,
161:Tenacity isn't just the most important thing, it's the only thing. ~ Mavis Leno,
162:The inner fire is the most important thing mankind possesses. ~ Edith S dergran,
163:The most important attribute a player must have is mental toughness. ~ Mia Hamm,
164:The most important measures are both unknown and unknowable. ~ W Edwards Deming,
165:The most important part of education is proper training in the nursery. ~ Plato,
166:The most important person is the one you are with in this moment. ~ Leo Tolstoy,
167:The most important thing anyone can do is raise their kids well. ~ Claire Cross,
168:The most important thing is to be whatever you are without shame. ~ Rod Steiger,
169:The most important word in American, in Western culture, is "I." ~ Gene Simmons,
170:You must never stop believing. That’s the most important thing. ~ Anthony Doerr,
171:Because Freedom is the most important thing on life, let me Be. ~ John Steinbeck,
172:For all of the most important things, the timing always sucks. ~ Timothy Ferriss,
173:I feel like casting is the most important aspect of making movies. ~ Ben Affleck,
174:In this light, human nature is the most important global issue. ~ Sakyong Mipham,
175:I think the most important thing is being in healthy relationships. ~ April Rose,
176:Price is the most important factor to use in relation to value. ~ Walter Schloss,
177:sometimes the littlest thing turns out to be the most important. ~ Joyce Maynard,
178:The most important thing a born again Christian can do is to pray. ~ Chuck Smith,
179:The most important thing I learned in school was how to touch type. ~ Joichi Ito,
180:The most important things is to enjoy yourself and have a good time. ~ C Z Guest,
181:The next 10 years could be the most important in the next 10,000. ~ Sylvia Earle,
182:Homemaking is surely in reality the most important work in the world. ~ C S Lewis,
183:I think the most important thing about music is the sense of escape. ~ Thom Yorke,
184:Success means controlling your own time. Time is the most important ~ Rod Steiger,
185:The most important events in every age never reach the history books. ~ C S Lewis,
186:The most important lesson is probably to spend less than you earn. ~ Derek Sivers,
187:The most important part of teaching is to teach what it is to know. ~ Simone Weil,
188:The most important question anyone can ask is: What myth am I living? ~ Carl Jung,
189:The most important thing about recovery is to pass the message on. ~ Maurice Gibb,
190:The most important thing for me as an artist is having an identity. ~ Eric Church,
191:the most important thing you have with another human being is trust. ~ Jojo Moyes,
192:In Dharma practice, the most important thing is to be very sincere. ~ Tenzin Palmo,
193:Listening is seen as one of the most important leadership skills. ~ James M Kouzes,
194:Next to courage, willpower is the most important thing in politics. ~ Paul Johnson,
195:Possibly the most important thing you do is actually edit the team. ~ Keith Rabois,
196:Relational skills are the most important abilities in leadership. ~ John C Maxwell,
197:The ability to learn quickly is the most important skill to have. ~ Erika Andersen,
198:The customer is the most important part of the production line. ~ W Edwards Deming,
199:The most important criteria for a DNC chair is going to be vision. ~ Keith Ellison,
200:The most important element in a picture cannot be defined. ~ Pierre Auguste Renoir,
201:The most important issue we have to deal with is freedom of movement. ~ Anna Lindh,
202:The most important question facing the planet is: Is it worth it? ~ Robert Bateman,
203:The most important thing for a director is being able to communicate. ~ Kevin Hart,
204:The most important thing to remember is you must know your audience. ~ Lewis Howes,
205:The next thing you do today will be the most important thing on your ~ Seth Godin,
206:Being a person of prayer is the most important calling in one’s life. ~ Mike Bickle,
207:I consider the Six-Phase the most important thing I do every day. ~ Vishen Lakhiani,
208:If you have kids, it is the most important thing to create good times. ~ Tom Cruise,
209:It was the most important art a person could learn: self-control. ~ Henning Mankell,
210:Never sacrifice your family. They are the most important thing in life. ~ James May,
211:One of the most important roles of our journalists is to be watchdogs. ~ Dan Rather,
212:Say the most important thing really clearly, and screw the timing.”  ~ Debora Geary,
213:Sometimes what you want isn’t the most important thing in the world. ~ Sandy Taylor,
214:The most important educational vehicle in all life is a parent figure. ~ Bill Cosby,
215:the most important lesson in entrepreneurship: Embrace the struggle. ~ Ben Horowitz,
216:The most important quality any piece of writing can have is doneness. ~ Fred Barnes,
217:The most important thing about expedition food is that there is some ~ Eric Shipton,
218:The most important thing for me is the image, not the thought. ~ Andrey Zvyagintsev,
219:The most important thing in playing any character is not judging. ~ Keira Knightley,
220:The most important thing is to be happy myself with what I am doing. ~ Rokia Traore,
221:The most important were challenges that exceeded current skills. ~ Angela Duckworth,
222:What is the most important duty? One's duty toward one's parent. ~ Giuseppe Mazzini,
223:All at once that was the most important thing—to get out of the dark. ~ Robert Bloch,
224:God is always in my life, and that's the most important thing to me. ~ Lenny Kravitz,
225:One of the most important things for an actor is to observe humanity. ~ Carla Gugino,
226:The most important thing about a technology is how it changes people. ~ Jaron Lanier,
227:The most important thing a garden needs is the shadow of a gardener. ~ Joanna Cannon,
228:The most important thing for any of us to be in our jobs is curious. ~ Ginni Rometty,
229:The most important thing in the world is to hold your soul aloft. ~ Gustave Flaubert,
230:The most important thing is for you to believe in what you are doing. ~ Debbi Fields,
231:...the most important things we need to manage can't be measured. ~ W Edwards Deming,
232:Work is the least important thing and family is the most important. ~ Jerry Seinfeld,
233:You must never stop believing. That’s the most important thing.” The ~ Anthony Doerr,
234:Falling in love with God is the most important thing a person can do. ~ John Eldredge,
235:Gotta use your brain, it's the most important part of your equipment. ~ Kevin Andrews,
236:If you're into what you're playing, that's the most important thing. ~ James Hetfield,
237:In picture-making the writer is the most important cog in the wheel. ~ Samuel Goldwyn,
238:I think that limitations are the most important part of any art form ~ Lars von Trier,
239:I've got a happy marriage, which is the most important singular thing. ~ Denis Healey,
240:Of course, parents are the most important people in a child's life. ~ Hillary Clinton,
241:The most important six inches on the battlefield is between your ears. ~ James Mattis,
242:The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn't said. ~ Peter Drucker,
243:The most important thing is to believe that you can reach your goals. ~ Brian P Moran,
244:The most important thing is to keep your team as small as possible. ~ Mark Zuckerberg,
245:Whatever anybody says, the most important thing in life is to be happy. ~ Orhan Pamuk,
246:With TV, the most important thing is just to get people to turn it on. ~ Miranda Otto,
247:According to Plato, "The beginning is the most important part of the work. ~ Anonymous,
248:As long as we are enjoying ourselves, that's the most important thing ~ Tony Fernandes,
249:Economic growth is the most important initiative every governor faces. ~ Dave Heineman,
250:For taijutsu, the flexibility of the legs is the most important ~ Toshitsugu Takamatsu,
251:Fun is the most important. If you do stuff for money, it never works out. ~ Ina Garten,
252:I'll be truthful. The weekly paycheck is the most important thing to me. ~ Bela Lugosi,
253:In madness, I thought I was the most important person in the world. ~ John Forbes Nash,
254:Perfect balance: one of the most important conditions of a growing peace. ~ The Mother,
255:The most important knowledge in the world is gospel knowledge. ~ Joseph Fielding Smith,
256:The most important question in the world is, 'Why is the child crying?' ~ Alice Walker,
257:The sex element is the most important in the business. You must sell sex ~ Bobby Darin,
258:Being a mother is probably the most important thing in my life right now. ~ Halle Berry,
259:Education is one of the most important tools that you can give somebody. ~ Tyler Hilton,
260:Everyone is the most important person in the world to themselves. ~ Mokokoma Mokhonoana,
261:In kicking the balls, the most important thing was never to hesitate. ~ Haruki Murakami,
262:One of the most important lessons a leader can learn is how trust works. ~ Lolly Daskal,
263:Reusing and recycling our materials is the most important thing we can do. ~ Nikki Reed,
264:Some of the most unforgettable don’ts teach us the most important dos of life ~ Namrata,
265:The death of Baldr is one of the most important moments in the mythology. ~ John Lindow,
266:The most important job is not to be governor, or first lady in my case. ~ George W Bush,
267:The most important part of every business is to know what ought to be done. ~ Columella,
268:The most important thing any woman can do is promote her inner well-being ~ Donna Karan,
269:Thinking is one of the most important weapons in dealing with problems ~ Nelson Mandela,
270:Thinking is the hardest work we can do, and among the most important ~ Richard J Foster,
271:Art is a guarantee of sanity. That is the most important thing I have ~ Louise Bourgeois,
272:Cofounder relationships are among the most important in the entire company. ~ Sam Altman,
273:Conceptual integrity is the most important consideration in system design. ~ Fred Brooks,
274:Getting reelected is the most important job every senator thinks he has. ~ Rush Limbaugh,
275:I think a sense of humor is the most important thing anyone can have. ~ Carolina Herrera,
276:Just want to make sure you’re happy. That’s the most important thing to me ~ Celia Aaron,
277:Letting there be room for not knowing is the most important thing of all. ~ Pema Ch dr n,
278:Responsibility is the most important ability that a person can possess. ~ John C Maxwell,
279:Sometimes the single-syllable conversations are the most important ones. ~ Thea Harrison,
280:The most important choice you make is what you choose to make important. ~ Michael Neill,
281:the most important word in the language has but two letters: is. Is. ~ Clarice Lispector,
282:To begin is the most important part of any quest and by far the most courageous. ~ Plato,
283:When I approach a story or movie, the story is the most important thing. ~ Alexandre Aja,
284:But the most important thing is, Enron did not cause the California crisis. ~ Kenneth Lay,
285:George Bush was for me the most important ally on the road to German unity. ~ Helmut Kohl,
286:Image is the most important thing about someone's career and longevity. ~ Jessica Simpson,
287:In reality, the most important things happen when you don't look for them. ~ Phil Donahue,
288:one of the most important components of homeschooling is worldview education. ~ Anonymous,
289:Strong motivation is the most important factor in getting you to the top ~ Edmund Hillary,
290:The ability to learn is the most important quality a leader can have. ~ Padmasree Warrior,
291:The most important belief we possess is a true knowledge of who God is. ~ Neil T Anderson,
292:The most important quality on the spiritual path is courage,” said Gandhi. ~ Paulo Coelho,
293:The most important things are hardest to say, because words diminish them. ~ Stephen King,
294:The most important things in a friendship didn't have to be said out loud. ~ Elise Broach,
295:What we spend our time on is probably the most important decision we make. ~ Ray Kurzweil,
296:You must always remember, the most important fashion accessory is the condom. ~ Lady Gaga,
297:But the most important thing is, even if we're apart, I'll always be with you. ~ A A Milne,
298:Getting married and settling down isn't the most important thing in my life. ~ Liam Neeson,
299:I believe that cuisine is the most important link between nature and culture. ~ Alex Atala,
300:Observe due measure, for right timing is in all things the most important factor. ~ Hesiod,
301:Say it with me now, brothers and sisters: Lunch is the most important meal ~ Daniel H Pink,
302:The fate of the living planet is the most important issue facing mankind. ~ Gaylord Nelson,
303:The most important moment is now. Learn to live in it and savor it fully. ~ Robin S Sharma,
304:The most important of my discoveries have been suggested to me by failures. ~ Humphry Davy,
305:The most important part of an introduction always occurs in one's absence. ~ Kate Zambreno,
306:The most important part of a story is the piece of it you don't know. ~ Barbara Kingsolver,
307:The most important quality for an investor is temperament, not intellect. ~ Warren Buffett,
308:The most important relationship is the one you have with yourself. ~ Diane von Furstenberg,
309:The most important thing,” he said, “is to be present in the face of fear. ~ Gary Ferguson,
310:The most important things in your life are almost always impossible to predict. ~ Joe Meno,
311:The most important tool of the theoretical physicist is his wastebasket. ~ Albert Einstein,
312:The most important use of NVC may be in developing self-compassion. ~ Marshall B Rosenberg,
313:Yeah, I'm a thrill seeker, but crikey, education's the most important thing. ~ Steve Irwin,
314:You can have talent and strength, but the most important is determination. ~ Lyoto Machida,
315:Cathode-ray tubes are the most important items in a television receiver. ~ John Logie Baird,
316:Football is the most important of the less important things in the world. ~ Carlo Ancelotti,
317:Happiness for me is getting to write about the most important things I know. ~ Richard Ford,
318:He knows that the most important words in all languages are the small words. ~ Paulo Coelho,
319:In conceptual art the idea or concept is the most important aspect of the work ~ Sol LeWitt,
320:It has thick skin, and all the most important thinkers have become part of it. ~ N D Wilson,
321:I think the most important thing that marijuana does is it affects the brain. ~ Tommy Chong,
322:Letting there be room for not knowing is the most important thing of all. We ~ Pema Ch dr n,
323:Next to gold and jewelry, health is the most important thing you can have. ~ Phyllis Diller,
324:Some people are so smart that they’re dumb about the most important things. ~ Martin Jensen,
325:Sometimes the most important job advertising can do, is to clarify the obvious. ~ Jay Chiat,
326:That's the most important thing. If I keep reading, maybe I can hold my own. ~ Daniel Keyes,
327:That’s the most important thing. If I keep reading, maybe I can hold my own. ~ Daniel Keyes,
328:The airmen were considered the most important passengers on the carriers. ~ James D Bradley,
329:The most important investment ability of all is emotional discipline. ~ William J Bernstein,
330:The most important knowledge is that which guides the way you lead your life. ~ Leo Tolstoy,
331:The most important part of seeking victory is defining it first,” Tisis said. ~ Brent Weeks,
332:The most important point is to accept yourself and stand on your two feet. ~ Shunryu Suzuki,
333:The most important quality for a judge is open- mindedness to the arguments. ~ Samuel Alito,
334:The most important task of your life is not what you do, but who you become. ~ John Ortberg,
335:The most important thing about power is to make sure you don't have to use it. ~ Edwin Land,
336:The most important thing in life is to see to it that you are never beaten. ~ Andre Malraux,
337:The most important thing is to remain active and to love what you are doing. ~ Leslie Caron,
338:The most important thing people did for me was to expose me to new things. ~ Temple Grandin,
339:To be happy is, I guess, the most important thing in life. ~ Mary Crown Princess of Denmark,
340:Trying to ground everything in reality was the most important thing to me. ~ Rupert Sanders,
341:Turbulence is the most important unsolved problem of classical physics. ~ Richard P Feynman,
342:Amongst all unimportant subjects, football is by far the most important. ~ Pope John Paul II,
343:Bringing up a child in a loving relationship is the most important thing. ~ Eric Stonestreet,
344:Confidence is the most important quality in all athlete-coach relationships. ~ Franz Stampfl,
345:Education was the most important value in our home when I was growing up. ~ Caroline Kennedy,
346:Explaining why you love something is one of the most important jobs on Earth ~ Caitlin Moran,
347:I have a hunch the most important reason we're going to space is not known now. ~ Burt Rutan,
348:It's one of the most important things in life to provide someone with a job. ~ Ayelet Shaked,
349:I want them to stain your soul, because these words are the most important. ~ Colleen Hoover,
350:I watch a film and the most important thing to me is what I think of the movie. ~ Clive Owen,
351:Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers. ~ Gilbert K Chesterton,
352:One of the most important lessons I ever learnt was to stop fearing rejection. ~ Marisa Peer,
353:One of the most important things you can accomplish is just being yourself. ~ Dwayne Johnson,
354:Sounds like a thankless job.

Sometimes the most important ones are. ~ Regina Jennings,
355:The most important piece of equipment after the camera is a good pair of shoes. ~ David Hurn,
356:The most important things are the hardest to say because words diminish them. ~ Stephen King,
357:Cowspiracy may be the most important film made to inspire saving the planet. ~ Louie Psihoyos,
358:Explaining why you love something is one of the most important jobs on earth. ~ Caitlin Moran,
359:Love is the most important thing in the world, but baseball is pretty good, too. ~ Yogi Berra,
360:Myself, first of all, I am a Jew. And that is the most important thing for me. ~ Ariel Sharon,
361:Power can do everything but the most important thing: it cannot control love. ~ Philip Yancey,
362:The most important career decision you'll make is who your life partner is. ~ Sheryl Sandberg,
363:The most important opinion, of both my work and my conduct in life, is my own. ~ Alan Cumming,
364:The most important persuasion tool you have in your entire arsenal is integrity. ~ Zig Ziglar,
365:The most important playwright's gift is to hit your time and speak to your time. ~ David Hare,
366:The most important thing for entrepreneurs is not to be put off by failure. ~ Richard Branson,
367:The most important thing in communication is to hear what isn't being said. ~ Peter F Drucker,
368:The most important things are the hardest to say, because words diminish them. ~ Stephen King,
369:The most important things in life happen over conversations while eating. ~ Geoffrey Zakarian,
370:This is perhaps the most important book on evolutionary genetics ever written ~ Ronald Fisher,
371:For dreams to come true, it requires diligence. Believing is the most important thing! ~ Yunho,
372:I never thought of myself as the leader. The most important person, perhaps. ~ Freddie Mercury,
373:...in life it is often the tiny details that end up being the most important. ~ Daniel Handler,
374:It's the same story with a few crucial additions; the most important one is you. ~ J K Rowling,
375:My education is the most important thing so I always have to make time for it. ~ Jackson Guthy,
376:One of the most important jobs of the youth is to make the elderly happy. ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
377:One of the most important tools that a filmmaker has are his/her notes. ~ Francis Ford Coppola,
378:Only those in comfortable circumstances think love is the most important thing. ~ Mason Cooley,
379:Perhaps the most important thing we ever give each other is our attention ~ Rachel Naomi Remen,
380:Really being friends is the most important part, I think, of any relationship. ~ Truman Capote,
381:Some of the most important stories don't lend themselves to television treatment. ~ Kurt Loder,
382:The most important education you get is your own - the one you learn in solitude. ~ Erica Jong,
383:The most important investment of our time is in our people and in our youth. ~ Nouman Ali Khan,
384:the most important rule of cyberspace—computers don’t lie but liars can compute. ~ Terry Hayes,
385:The most important thing in life for you is your positive stance in life! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
386:The most important thing is the first proclamation: Jesus Christ has saved you. ~ Pope Francis,
387:The one way the world hasn't changed: teaching is still the most important job. ~ George Lucas,
388:when we use a network, the most important asset we get is access to one another. ~ Clay Shirky,
389:Yeah, but Jesus is the most important thing to me and I want to be bold about it. ~ Jonny Lang,
390:And the most important lesson I learned is that I’m not a victim—I’m a survivor. ~ Elle Kennedy,
391:Faith in Jesus is the most important event in the history of a child’s life. ~ Elizabeth George,
392:I believe that the most important condition for faith is sensitivity to beauty. ~ Martin Walser,
393:I hope to have communion with the people, that is the most important thing. ~ Pope John Paul II,
394:In Bowdrie’s limited vocabulary, to be responsible was the most important word. ~ Louis L Amour,
395:I think the most important thing when you're planning a meal is... balance. ~ Travis Lane Stork,
396:Taking LSD was a profound experience, one of the most important things in my life. ~ Steve Jobs,
397:The most important part of living is not the living but the pondering upon it. ~ Sinclair Lewis,
398:The most important survival ability for any life form is the ability to change. ~ Frank Herbert,
399:The most important thing about getting somewhere is starting right where we are. ~ Bruce Barton,
400:The most important thing about virtue is to talk as if you're in favor of it. ~ Loraine Despres,
401:The most important thing for a good marriage is to learn how to argue peaceably. ~ Anita Ekberg,
402:The most important thing is to believe in yourself and know that you can do it. ~ Gabby Douglas,
403:The most important things in a friendship didn’t have to be said out loud. James ~ Elise Broach,
404:There is no doubt that creativity is the most important human resource of all. ~ Edward de Bono,
405:The telephone is the most important single technological resource of later life. ~ Alex Comfort,
406:We exist to serve our community. That's the most important mind-set to maintain. ~ Chris Brogan,
407:When you know where somebody is, you know the most important thing about them. ~ John Darnielle,
408:You’re not asking the wrong question. Is it the most important question, though? ~ Kennedy Ryan,
409:Compassion was the most important, perhaps the sole law of human existence. ~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky,
410:I do appreciate that the most important thing as manager is to get good results. ~ Stuart Pearce,
411:It’s like life: sometimes the littlest thing turns out to be the most important. ~ Joyce Maynard,
412:Life is a long drop down, Marcus. The most important thing is knowing how to fall. ~ Jo l Dicker,
413:Sometimes you don’t know the most important things,” Tavi said. “You believe them. ~ Jim Butcher,
414:The Manchurian Candidate was the most important movie I was in, let's face it. ~ Angela Lansbury,
415:The most important attitude that can be formed is that of desire to go on learning. ~ John Dewey,
416:The most important human endeavor is the striving for morality in our actions. ~ Albert Einstein,
417:The most important step in developing skillful speech is to think before speaking. ~ Allan Lokos,
418:The most important thing about a person is always the thing you don't know. ~ Barbara Kingsolver,
419:But the most important harvest, after gleaning for frumenty, was the blackberries. ~ D H Lawrence,
420:During labor the most important thing is to get primal and surrender to the process. ~ Ricki Lake,
421:Humans are the most important entity in the universe … only to most people. ~ Mokokoma Mokhonoana,
422:Humility is a fantastic trait and is one of the most important things we can have ~ Dennis Prager,
423:I think that's the most important thing-two things really, have fun and be yourself. ~ Asher Roth,
424:One of the most important skills a mentor must teach an apprentice is how to fight. ~ Erin Hunter,
425:The management of fertility is one of the most important functions of adulthood. ~ Germaine Greer,
426:The most important aspect of being on a spiritual path may be to just keep moving. ~ Pema Chodron,
427:The most important conversation is the one you are having with yourself. When ~ Robert T Kiyosaki,
428:The most important question we must ask ourselves is, 'Are we being good ancestors?' ~ Jonas Salk,
429:The most important thing for staying in shape is having fun with your workouts. ~ Erin Heatherton,
430:The most important thing to me is the fact that I want him with my whole heart. ~ Haruki Murakami,
431:The most important thing we ever have to learn in life is to live with our choices. ~ Ann Rinaldi,
432:The thing that's important for me is to remember what's the most important thing. ~ George W Bush,
433:Truth is always the most important thing, even when it leads us into dark places. ~ Deborah Ellis,
434:When people ask me what the most important thing is in life, I answer: 'Just breathe.' ~ Yoko Ono,
435:You must never stop believing. That's the most important thing."
- Madam Manec ~ Anthony Doerr,
436:But the most important thing for you to understand is this: all things want to open. ~ Neil Gaiman,
437:For most businesses, America is the most important asset on their balance sheet. ~ Hillary Clinton,
438:I like to spend time with my family - that's the most important thing in my life. ~ Tommy Hilfiger,
439:Love has always been the most important business in my life; I should say the only one. ~ Stendhal,
440:seeking happiness is the most important quest, and achieving it is life’s best goal. ~ Diane Capri,
441:Sometimes, it's not getting what we want that offers us the most important Lessons ~ Joseph Boyden,
442:Sometimes, it turns out, the most important decisions in life are made by your dog. ~ Adam Gidwitz,
443:The beginning is the most important part...for that is the time character is being formed. ~ Plato,
444:The extension of life beyond Earth is the most important thing we can do as a species. ~ Elon Musk,
445:The most important questions in life can never be answered by anyone except oneself. ~ John Fowles,
446:The most important thing is to enjoy your life—to be happy—it's all that matters. ~ Audrey Hepburn,
447:The most important thing to do if you find yourself in a hole is to stop digging. ~ Warren Buffett,
448:The most important thing you do everyday you live is deciding not to kill yourself. ~ Albert Camus,
449:The most important thing you must decide to do every day is put the Lord first. ~ Elizabeth George,
450:Think about the most important things in life and set hard boundaries to protect them. ~ Chris Yeh,
451:To me, the most important thing in life is to be a human being. Second is acting. ~ Peter Stormare,
452:What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us ~ A W Tozer,
453:Whatever mistakes I make, you are the most important person in the world to me. ~ Kristen Callihan,
454:When the day is done the most important thing is loving people and sharing love. ~ Madonna Ciccone,
455:You are the most important thing to me now. The most important thing to me ever. ~ Stephenie Meyer,
456:Be willing to make decisions. That's the most important quality in a good leader. ~ George S Patton,
457:Freedom of belief and worship is the most important guarantee of social peace. ~ Ahmet Necdet Sezer,
458:I think the most important thing for me is putting out records that document ideas. ~ Kieran Hebden,
459:My priority, the most important thing in my life is my family, my wife and my son. ~ Novak Djokovic,
460:Ownership is not the most important thing. IT IS THE ONLY THING THAT COUNTS. Nothing ~ Felix Dennis,
461:Pleasure is one of the most important things in life, as important as food or drink. ~ Irving Stone,
462:Reminding ourselves of the gospel is the most important daily habit we can establish. ~ C J Mahaney,
463:Sex is the most important sort of adult play. If you can't relax here you never will ~ Alex Comfort,
464:Sometimes the most important things that we do are things we cannot measure. ~ Jacqueline Novogratz,
465:The most important question in American cinema, I've learned, is 'When is lunch?' ~ Tommy Lee Jones,
466:The most important thing in changing human behavior is the person's motivation. ~ Milton H Erickson,
467:The most important thing in my father's life? World peace. Me and my brother. My mom. ~ Sean Lennon,
468:The most important thing is to go out and see the stars, not to see them in books. ~ Edouard Boubat,
469:The relationship with yourself is the most important relationship you’ll ever have. ~ Judith Orloff,
470:To go far you must begin near, and the nearest step is the most important one. ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti,
471:What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us. ~ A W Tozer,
472:But the truth is that for the most important decisions, there can be no certainty ~ Malcolm Gladwell,
473:I have come to the conclusion that the most important element in human life is faith. ~ Rose Kennedy,
474:Knowledge is a tangible asset, quite often the most important tool in your work. ~ A P J Abdul Kalam,
475:Most importantly fighters in my day knew the most important art in boxing - feinting. ~ Jack Johnson,
476:My father was an actor, and we have the most important theatre company in Montreal. ~ Gilles Duceppe,
477:The link and the tag may be two of the most important inventions of the last 50 years. ~ Kevin Kelly,
478:The most important decision you'll ever make is how to spend the present moment ! ~ Gaurav Dagaonkar,
479:The most important element of democracy, I believe, is the protection of minorities. ~ Shahin Najafi,
480:The most important part of ourselves is the mind and it has been rather inaccessible. ~ Ariel Garten,
481:The most important service to others is service to those who are not like yourself. ~ J Irwin Miller,
482:The most important thing for a judge is - curiously enough - judgment. ~ Patrick Devlin Baron Devlin,
483:The most important thing for old guys is never start going down the stairs sideways. ~ Dick Van Dyke,
484:The selection and following of a spiritual guide is the most important duty of a Sufi. ~ Idries Shah,
485:We tend to become what the most important person in our life thinks we will become. ~ John C Maxwell,
486:What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.  ~ A W Tozer,
487:What comes to our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.1 ~ Chip Ingram,
488:As a writer, the most important thing for me is to continue to write, no matter where I am. ~ Bei Dao,
489:For human beings, love is the most important fruit of experience in the sense world. ~ Rudolf Steiner,
490:for we are engaged here in the most important pursuit in history: the search for meaning ~ John Green,
491:I think [Sacrifice of Isaac] is the most important event in the Bible except for Sinai. ~ Elie Wiesel,
492:Learning how to learn on his own proved one of the most important lessons of his life. ~ John Markoff,
493:Peter Pan is perhaps the most important thing, to me, that I have ever done in theater. ~ Mary Martin,
494:Relationships are the most important thing in life, and friends are a part of that. ~ Nicholas Sparks,
495:Seeing & savoring Jesus Christ is the most important seeing and savoring you'll ever do. ~ John Piper,
496:The choice of when to be a chooser may be the most important choice we have to make. ~ Barry Schwartz,
497:The education of children for God is the most important business done on earth. ~ Robert Lewis Dabney,
498:The most important object in Boy Scout training is to educate, not instruct. ~ Baden Powell de Aquino,
499:The most important question a person can ask is, "Is the Universe a friendly place? ~ Albert Einstein,
500:The most important thing about a family is that all the people in it love each other. ~ Lesl a Newman,

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   1 Kabbalah
   1 Integral Yoga
   1 Christianity


   9 The Mother
   7 Sri Aurobindo
   2 Saint Teresa of Avila
   2 Nolini Kanta Gupta
   2 Jorge Luis Borges


   8 The Mothers Agenda
   5 The Secret Doctrine
   4 The Secret Of The Veda
   3 Words Of The Mother III
   3 The Life Divine
   3 Talks
   3 Essays Divine And Human
   2 Words Of The Mother II
   2 Walden
   2 The Synthesis Of Yoga
   2 The Problems of Philosophy
   2 Talks With Sri Aurobindo
   2 On Education
   2 Letters On Yoga III
   2 Knowledge of the Higher Worlds
   2 Aion


0.07_-_1957, #Agenda Vol 1, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  
  The most commonplace circumstances, people, the everyday events of life, the most seemingly insignificant things, all belong to one or another of these three categories of examiners. In this considerably complex organization of tests, those events generally considered the most important in life are really the easiest of all examinations to pass, for they find you prepared and on your guard.
  

1.01_-_Economy, #Walden, and On The Duty Of Civil Disobedience, #Henry David Thoreau, #Philosophy
  
  As with our colleges, so with a hundred modern improvements; there is an illusion about them; there is not always a positive advance. The devil goes on exacting compound interest to the last for his early share and numerous succeeding investments in them. Our inventions are wont to be pretty toys, which distract our attention from serious things. They are but improved means to an unimproved end, an end which it was already but too easy to arrive at; as railroads lead to Boston or New York. We are in great haste to construct a magnetic telegraph from Maine to Texas; but Maine and Texas, it may be, have nothing important to communicate. Either is in such a predicament as the man who was earnest to be introduced to a distinguished deaf woman, but when he was presented, and one end of her ear trumpet was put into his hand, had nothing to say. As if the main object were to talk fast and not to talk sensibly. We are eager to tunnel under the Atlantic and bring the old world some weeks nearer to the new; but perchance the first news that will leak through into the broad, flapping American ear will be that the Princess Adelaide has the whooping cough. After all, the man whose horse trots a mile in a minute does not carry the most important messages; he is not an evangelist, nor does he come round eating locusts and wild honey. I doubt if Flying Childers ever carried a peck of corn to mill.
  

1.01_-_The_True_Aim_of_Life, #Words Of The Mother II, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  
  Consider the Divine Life as the most important thing to obtain.
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1.04_-_Of_other_imperfections_which_these_beginners_are_apt_to_have_with_respect_to_the_third_sin,_which_is_luxury., #Dark Night of the Soul , #unset, #Buddhism
  
  MANY of these beginners have many other imperfections than those which I am describing with respect to each of the deadly sins, but these I set aside, in order to avoid prolixity, touching upon a few of the most important, which are, as it were, the origin and cause of the rest. And thus, with respect to this sin of luxury (leaving apart the falling of spiritual persons into this sin, since my intent is to treat of the imperfections which have to be purged by the dark night), they have many imperfections which might be described as spiritual luxury, not because they are so, but because the imperfections proceed from spiritual things. For it often comes to pass that, in their very spiritual exercises, when they are powerless to prevent it, there arise and assert themselves in the sensual part of the soul impure acts and motions, and sometimes this happens even when the spirit is deep in prayer, or engaged in the Sacrament of Penance or in the Eucharist. These things are not, as I say, in their power; they proceed from one of three causes.
  

1.04_-_Religion_and_Occultism, #Words Of The Mother III, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  
  the most important factor in a horoscope is the intuitive faculty of the astrologer.
  

1.04_-_The_Paths, #A Garden of Pomegranates - An Outline of the Qabalah, #Israel Regardie, #Occultism
  The Tree of Life consists of the thirty-two Paths of
  Wisdom, of which the ten Sephiros are considered to be the main Paths or branches whose correspondences are by far the most important, and the twenty-two letters the lesser
  Paths connecting the Sephiros, harmonizing and equili- brizing the concepts attached to the various numbers. In dealing with these remaining twenty-two Paths, the same procedure will be followed as with the Sephiros, going over each item, giving several correspondences, paying particular attention to the shape and meaning of the letters, together

1.05_-_Mental_Education, #On Education, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  
  And yet control over this formative activity of the mind is one of the most important aspects of self-education; one can say that without it no mental mastery is possible. As far as study is concerned, all ideas are acceptable and should be included in the synthesis, whose very function is to become more and more rich and complex; but where action is concerned, it is just the opposite. The ideas that are accepted for translation into action should be strictly controlled and only those that agree with the general trend of the central idea forming the basis of the mental synthesis should be permitted to express themselves in action. This means that every thought entering the mental consciousness should be set before the central idea; if it finds a logical place among the thoughts already grouped, it will be admitted into the synthesis; if not, it will be rejected so that it can have no influence on the action. This work of mental purification should be done very regularly in order to secure a complete control over one's actions.
  

1.05_-_Solitude, #Walden, and On The Duty Of Civil Disobedience, #Henry David Thoreau, #Philosophy
  
  Some of my pleasantest hours were during the long rain storms in the spring or fall, which confined me to the house for the afternoon as well as the forenoon, soothed by their ceaseless roar and pelting; when an early twilight ushered in a long evening in which many thoughts had time to take root and unfold themselves. In those driving north-east rains which tried the village houses so, when the maids stood ready with mop and pail in front entries to keep the deluge out, I sat behind my door in my little house, which was all entry, and thoroughly enjoyed its protection. In one heavy thunder shower the lightning struck a large pitch-pine across the pond, making a very conspicuous and perfectly regular spiral groove from top to bottom, an inch or more deep, and four or five inches wide, as you would groove a walking-stick. I passed it again the other day, and was struck with awe on looking up and beholding that mark, now more distinct than ever, where a terrific and resistless bolt came down out of the harmless sky eight years ago. Men frequently say to me, I should think you would feel lonesome down there, and want to be nearer to folks, rainy and snowy days and nights especially. I am tempted to reply to such,This whole earth which we inhabit is but a point in space. How far apart, think you, dwell the two most distant inhabitants of yonder star, the breadth of whose disk cannot be appreciated by our instruments? Why should I feel lonely? is not our planet in the Milky Way? This which you put seems to me not to be the most important question. What sort of space is that which separates a man from his fellows and makes him solitary? I have found that no exertion of the legs can bring two minds much nearer to one another. What do we want most to dwell near to? Not to many men surely, the depot, the post-office, the bar-room, the meeting-house, the school-house, the grocery, Beacon Hill, or the Five
  Points, where men most congregate, but to the perennial source of our life, whence in all our experience we have found that to issue, as the willow stands near the water and sends out its roots in that direction.

1.05_-_Some_Results_of_Initiation, #Knowledge of the Higher Worlds, #Rudolf Steiner, #Theosophy
   p. 166
   it. the most important of these currents flow to the lotus flowers. They permeate each petal and regulate its revolutions; then streaming out at the points of the petals, they lose themselves in outer space. The higher the development of a person, the greater the circumference to which these rays extend.
  

1.06_-_Dhyana, #Liber ABA, #Aleister Crowley, #Philosophy
  22:It is only necessary to believe that a thing must be to bring it about. This belief must not be an emotional or an intellectual one. It resides in a deeper portion of the mind, yet a portion not so deep but that most men, probably all successful men, will understand these words, having experience of their own with which they can compare it.
  23:the most important factor in Dhyana is, however, the annihilation of the Ego. Our conception of the universe must be completely overturned if we are to admit this as valid; and it is time that we considered what is really happening.
  24:It will be conceded that we have given a very rational explanation of the greatness of great men. They had an experience so overwhelming, so out of proportion to the rest of things, that they were freed from all the petty hindrances which prevent the normal man from carrying out his projects.

1.06_-_Psychic_Education, #On Education, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  "The psychic being is a great discovery which requires at least as much fortitude and endurance as the discovery of new continents. A few simple words of advice may be useful to one who has resolved to undertake it.
  "The first and perhaps the most important point is that the mind is incapable of judging spiritual things. All those who have written on this subject have said so; but very few are those who have put it into practice. And yet, in order to proceed on the path, it is absolutely indispensable to abstain from all mental opinion and reaction.
  "Give up all personal seeking for comfort, satisfaction, enjoyment or happiness. Be only a burning fire for progress, take whatever comes to you as an aid to your progress and immediately make whatever progress is required.

1.06_-_Wealth_and_Government, #Words Of The Mother III, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  About Peace
  It is only by the growth and establishment of the consciousness of human unity, that a true and lasting peace can be achieved upon earth. All means leading towards this goal are welcome, although the external ones have a very limited effect; however, the most important, urgent and indispensable of all, is a transformation of the human consciousness itself, an enlightenment of and conversion in its working.
  

1.07_-_On_Our_Knowledge_of_General_Principles, #The Problems of Philosophy, #Bertrand Russell, #Philosophy
  
  In addition to the logical principles which enable us to prove from a given premiss that something is _certainly_ true, there are other logical principles which enable us to prove, from a given premiss, that there is a greater or less probability that something is true. An example of such principles--perhaps the most important example is the inductive principle, which we considered in the preceding chapter.
  
  --
  'rationalists'. The empiricists--who are best represented by the
  British philosophers, Locke, Berkeley, and Hume--maintained that all our knowledge is derived from experience; the rationalists--who are represented by the Continental philosophers of the seventeenth century, especially Descartes and Leibniz--maintained that, in addition to what we know by experience, there are certain 'innate ideas' and 'innate principles', which we know independently of experience. It has now become possible to decide with some confidence as to the truth or falsehood of these opposing schools. It must be admitted, for the reasons already stated, that logical principles are known to us, and cannot be themselves proved by experience, since all proof presupposes them. In this, therefore, which was the most important point of the controversy, the rationalists were in the right.
  
  --
  
  _A priori_ knowledge is not all of the logical kind we have been hitherto considering. Perhaps the most important example of non-logical
  _a priori_ knowledge is knowledge as to ethical value. I am not speaking of judgements as to what is useful or as to what is virtuous, for such judgements do require empirical premisses; I am speaking of judgements as to the intrinsic desirability of things. If something is useful, it must be useful because it secures some end; the end must, if we have gone far enough, be valuable on its own account, and not merely because it is useful for some further end. Thus all judgements as to what is useful depend upon judgements as to what has value on its own account.

1.07_-_Past,_Present_and_Future, #Words Of The Mother III, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  *
  To do yoga, one of the most important things to achieve is to get rid of all attachment to the past.
  
  --
  *
  The present is the most important moment in life.
  
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  *
  What is the most important moment in life? The present moment. For the past no longer exists and the future does not yet exist.
  

1.07_-_The_Continuity_of_Consciousness, #Knowledge of the Higher Worlds, #Rudolf Steiner, #Theosophy
  
  Now, when these experiences during deep sleep first come to the notice of the student, his next task must be to sense them as clearly and vividly as possible. At first this presents great difficulty, the perception of these experiences being exceedingly slight. The student knows very well, on waking, that he has had an experience, but is completely in the dark as regards its nature. the most important thing during this initial stage is to remain quiet and composed, and not for a moment lapse into any unrest or impatience. The latter is under all circumstances detrimental; it can never accelerate development, but only delays it. The student must cultivate a quiet and yielding receptivity for the gift that is presented to him; all violence must be repressed. Should he at any period not become aware of experiences during
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1.07_-_The_Ego_and_the_Dualities, #The Life Divine, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  2:To Sachchidananda extended in all things in widest commonalty and impartial universality, death, suffering, evil and limitation can only be at the most reverse terms, shadow-forms of their luminous opposites. As these things are felt by us, they are notes of a discord. They formulate separation where there should be a unity, miscomprehension where there should be an understanding, an attempt to arrive at independent harmonies where there should be a self-adaptation to the orchestral whole. All totality, even if it be only in one scheme of the universal vibrations, even if it be only a totality of the physical consciousness without possession of all that is in movement beyond and behind, must be to that extent a reversion to harmony and a reconciliation of jarring opposites. On the other hand, to Sachchidananda transcendent of the forms of the universe the dual terms themselves, even so understood, can no longer be justly applicable. Transcendence transfigures; it does not reconcile, but rather transmutes opposites into something surpassing them that effaces their oppositions.
  3:At first, however, we must strive to relate the individual again to the harmony of the totality. There it is necessary for us - otherwise there is no issue from the problem - to realise that the terms in which our present consciousness renders the values of the universe, though practically justified for the purposes of human experience and progress, are not the sole terms in which it is possible to render them and may not be the complete, the right, the ultimate formulas. Just as there may be sense-organs or formations of sense-capacity which see the physical world differently and it may well be better, because more completely, than our sense-organs and sense-capacity, so there may be other mental and supramental envisagings of the universe which surpass our own. States of consciousness there are in which Death is only a change in immortal Life, pain a violent backwash of the waters of universal delight, limitation a turning of the Infinite upon itself, evil a circling of the good around its own perfection; and this not in abstract conception only, but in actual vision and in constant and substantial experience. To arrive at such states of consciousness may, for the individual, be one of the most important and indispensable steps of his progress towards self-perfection.
  4:Certainly, the practical values given us by our senses and by the dualistic sense-mind must hold good in their field and be accepted as the standard for ordinary life-experience until a larger harmony is ready into which they can enter and transform themselves without losing hold of the realities which they represent. To enlarge the sense-faculties without the knowledge that would give the old sense-values their right interpretation from the new standpoint might lead to serious disorders and incapacities, might unfit for practical life and for the orderly and disciplined use of the reason. Equally, an enlargement of our mental consciousness out of the experience of the egoistic dualities into an unregulated unity with some form of total consciousness might easily bring about a confusion and incapacity for the active life of humanity in the established order of the world's relativities. This, no doubt, is the root of the injunction imposed in the Gita on the man who has the knowledge not to disturb the life-basis and thought-basis of the ignorant; for, impelled by his example but unable to comprehend the principle of his action, they would lose their own system of values without arriving at a higher foundation.

1.09_-_Equality_and_the_Annihilation_of_Ego, #The Synthesis Of Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  10:If we can pass through these two stages of the inner change without being arrested or fixed in either, we are admitted to a greater divine equality which is capable of a spiritual ardour and tranquil passion of delight, a rapturous, all-understanding and all-possessing equality of the perfected soul, an intense and even wideness and fullness of its being embracing all things. This is the supreme period and the passage to it is through the joy of a total self-giving to the Divine and to the universal Mother For strength is then crowned by a happy mastery, peace deepens into bliss, the possession of the divine calm is uplifted and made the ground for the possession of the divine movement. But if this greater perfection is to arrive, the soul's impartial high-seatedness looking down from above on the flux of forms and personalities and movements and forces must be modified and change into a new sense of strong and calm submission and a powerful and intense surrender. This submission will be no longer a resigned acquiescence but a glad acceptance: for there will be no sense of suffering or of the bearing of a burden or cross; love and delight and the joy of self-giving will be its brilliant texture. And this surrender will be not only to a divine Will which we perceive and accept and obey, but to a divine Wisdom in the Will which we recognise and a divine Love in it which we feel and rapturously suffer, the wisdom and love of a supreme Spirit and Self of ourselves and all with which we can achieve a happy and perfect unity. A lonely power, peace and stillness is the last word of the philosophic equality of the sage; but the soul in its integral experience liberates itself from this self-created status and enters into the sea of a supreme and allembracing ecstasy of the beginningless and endless beatitude of the Eternal. Then we are at last capable of receiving all contacts with a blissful equality, because we feel in them the touch of the imperishable Love and Delight, the happiness absolute that hides ever in the heart of things. The gain of this culmination in a universal and equal rapture is the soul's delight and the opening gates of the Bliss that is infinite, the Joy that surpasses all understanding.
  11:Before this labour for the annihilation of desire and the conquest of the soul's equality can come to its absolute perfection and fruition, that turn of the spiritual movement must have been completed which leads to the abolition of the sense of ego. But for the worker the renunciation of the egoism of action is the most important element in this change. For even when by giving up the fruits and the desire of the fruits to the Master of the Sacrifice we have parted with the egoism of rajasic desire, we may still have kept the egoism of the worker. Still we are subject to the sense that we are ourselves the doer of the act, ourselves its source and ourselves the giver of the sanction. It is still the "I" that chooses and determines, it is still the "I" that undertakes the responsibility and feels the demerit or the merit.
  12:An entire removal of this separative ego-sense is an essential aim of our Yoga. If any ego is to remain in us for a while, it is only a form of it which knows itself to be a form and is ready to disappear as soon as a true centre of consciousness is manifested or built in us. That true centre is a luminous formulation of the one Consciousness and a pure channel and instrument of the one Existence. A support for the individual manifestation and action of the universal Force, it gradually reveals behind it the true Person in us, the central eternal being, an everlasting being of the Supreme, a power and portion of the transcendent Shakti.2

1.1.05_-_The_Siddhis, #Essays Divine And Human, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  There was no such weakness in the robust temperament of our forefathers. Our great Rishis of old did not cry out upon
  Siddhis, but recognised them as a part, though not the most important part of Yogic accomplishment, and used them with an abundant and unhesitating vigour. They are recognised in our sacred books, formally included in Yoga by so devotional a Purana as the Bhagawat, noted and some of their processes carefully tabled by Patanjali. Even in the midnight of the Kali great Siddhas and saints have used them more sparingly, but with power and effectiveness. It would be difficult for many of them to do otherwise than use the siddhis since by the very fact of their spiritual elevation, these powers have become not exceptional movements, but the ordinary processes of their thought and action. It is by the use of the siddhis that the Siddhas sitting on the mountains help the world out of the heart of their solitude and silence. Jesus Christ made the use of the siddhis a prominent feature of his pure, noble and spiritual life, nor did he hesitate to communicate them to his disciples - the laying of hands, the healing of the sick, the ashirvada, the abhishap, the speaking with many tongues were all given to them. The day of Pentecost is still kept holy by the Christian Church. Joan of Arc used her siddhis to liberate France. Socrates had his siddhis, some of them of a very material nature. Men of great genius are usually born with some of them and use them unconsciously. Even in natures far below the power and clarity of genius we see their occasional or irregular operation. The West, always avid of knowledge, is struggling, sadly hampered by misuse and imposture, to develop them and gropes roughly for the truth about them in the phenomena of hypnotism, clairvoyance, telepathy, vouched for by men and women of great intellectuality and sincerity. Returning
  Eastwards, where only their right practice has been understood, the lives of our saints northern and southern are full of the record of Siddhis. Sri Ramakrishna, whose authority is quoted against

1.10_-_The_Image_of_the_Oceans_and_the_Rivers, #The Secret Of The Veda, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
   mental Truth. But it is impossible to give Saraswati so important a place with regard to the other gods as would be implied by interpreting the phrase mahna mahato arn.avasya in the sense
  "by the greatness of Saraswati". The gods act, it is continually stated, by the power of the Truth, r.tena, but Saraswati is only one of the deities of the Truth and not even the most important or universal of them. The sense I have given is, therefore, the only rendering consistent with the general thought of the Veda and with the use of the phrase in other passages.
  

1.1.2_-_Commentary, #Kena and Other Upanishads, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  the Samana, regulates the interchange of these two forces at
  their meeting-place, equalises them and is the most important
  agent in maintaining the equilibrium of the vital forces and their

1.12_-_The_Herds_of_the_Dawn, #The Secret Of The Veda, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  
  The image of the Cow is the most important of all the Vedic symbols. For the ritualist the word go means simply a physical cow and nothing else, just as its companion word, asva, means simply a physical horse and has no other sense, or as ghr.ta means only water or clarified butter, vra only a son or a retainer or servant. When the Rishi prays to the Dawn, gomad vravad dhehi ratnam us.o asvavat, the ritualistic commentator sees in the invocation only an entreaty for "pleasant wealth to which are attached cows, men (or sons) and horses". If on the other
  

1.12_-_Truth_and_Knowledge, #The Problems of Philosophy, #Bertrand Russell, #Philosophy
  
  The third of the above requisites leads us to adopt the view--which has on the whole been commonest among philosophers--that truth consists in some form of correspondence between belief and fact. It is, however, by no means an easy matter to discover a form of correspondence to which there are no irrefutable objections. By this partly--and partly by the feeling that, if truth consists in a correspondence of thought with something outside thought, thought can never know when truth has been attained--many philosophers have been led to try to find some definition of truth which shall not consist in relation to something wholly outside belief. the most important attempt at a definition of this sort is the theory that truth consists in _coherence_. It is said that the mark of falsehood is failure to cohere in the body of our beliefs, and that it is the essence of a truth to form part of the completely rounded system which is The Truth.
  

1.18_-_Further_rules_for_the_Tragic_Poet., #Poetics, #Aristotle, #Philosophy
  Reversal of the Situation and Recognition; the Pathetic (where the motive is passion),--such as the tragedies on Ajax and Ixion; the
  Ethical (where the motives are ethical),--such as the Phthiotides and the Peleus. The fourth kind is the Simple , exemplified by the Phorcides, the Prometheus, and scenes laid in Hades. The poet should endeavour, if possible, to combine all poetic elements; or failing that, the greatest number and those the most important; the more so, in face of the cavilling criticism of the day. For whereas there have hitherto been good poets, each in his own branch, the critics now expect one man to surpass all others in their several lines of excellence.
  

1.201_-_Socrates, #unset, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  
  That is quite a long story, she said, but I will tell you all the same. When Aphrodite was born,156 all the gods held a feast. One of those present was Poros157 (Resource), whose mother was Metis158 (Cleverness). When the feast was over, Penia (Poverty) came begging, as happens on these occasions, and she stood by the door. Poros got drunk on the nectar in those days wine did not exist and having wandered into the garden of Zeus was overcome with drink and went to sleep. Then Penia, because she herself had no resource, thought of a scheme to have a child by Poros, and accordingly she lay down beside him and became pregnant with a son, Love. Because Love was conceived during Aphrodites birthday feast and also because he is by his daimon (the source of English demon), which can mean a god but often denotes a lesser or local deity. Here Diotima characterises Love as a lesser deity, something between a god and a human. The Greeks of Platos day would usually have thought of Love simply as a god, but not one of the most important, Olympian, deities. See Gods and Love in Glossary of names. daimonios, a man of the spirit, spiritual; see footnote 151 above. techne. 154 cheirourgia. 155 banausos (English banausic).
  
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   offspring which it is fitting for the soul to conceive and bear. What offspring are these? Wisdom189 and the rest of virtue,190 of which the poets are all procreators, as well as those craftsmen who are regarded as innovators. But by far the most important and beautiful expression of this wisdom is the good ordering191 of cities and households; and the names for this kind of wisdom are moderation and justice.
  When someone has been pregnant in soul with these things from youth and is of the right age but unmarried,192 he now feels the desire 209b to give birth and procreate. He too, I think, goes about looking for the beautiful in which to procreate; for he will never procreate in the ugly.

1.2.03_-_Purity, #Letters On Yoga II, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  *
  The aspiration must be for entire purification, especially (1) purification from sex, so that no sex imaginations may enter and the sex impulse may cease, (2) purification from desires and demands, (3) purification from depression which is the result of disappointed desires. It is the most important for you. Particularly what you must aspire for is peace in all the being, complete equanimity, samata. The feeling that peace is not enough must go. Peace and purity and equanimity once established, all the rest must be the Mother s free gift, not a result of the demand from the being.
  

1.20_-_The_Hound_of_Heaven, #The Secret Of The Veda, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Veda, and invariably in connection with the achievement of the
  Angirases or the winning of the highest planes of existence. the most important of these hymns is the Sukta of the Atris we have already had to take note of in our scrutiny of the Navagwa and
  Dashagwa Angirases, V.45. The first three verses summarise the great achievement. "Severing the hill of heaven by the words he found them, yea, the radiant ones of the arriving Dawn went abroad; he uncovered those that were in the pen, Swar rose up; a god opened the human doors. The Sun attained widely to strength and glory; the Mother of the Cows (the Dawn), knowing, came from the wideness; the rivers became rushing floods, floods that cleft (their channel), heaven was made firm like a well-shaped pillar. To this word the contents of the pregnant hill

1.240_-_Talks_2, #unset, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  Talk 402.
  While speaking of the Brain and the Heart Sri Bhagavan recalled an incident of old days as follows:Kavyakantha Ganapati Muni once argued that the brain was the most important centre and Sri Bhagavan maintained that the Heart was even more so. There were others watching the discourse. A few days after
  Sri Bhagavan received a letter containing a short poem in English on that discourse from a young boy, N. S. Arunachalam, who had not yet matriculated.
  --
  This teaching of Sri Bhagavan is found in Ramana Gita also. The
  Heart is the most important centre from which vitality and light radiate to the brain, thus enabling it to function. The vasanas are enclosed in the Heart in their subtlest form, later flowing to the brain which reflects them highly magnified corresponding to a cinema-show at every stage. That is how the world is said to be nothing more than a cinema-show.
  Sri Bhagavan also added:- Were the vasanas in the brain instead of in the Heart they must be extinguished if the head is cut off so that reincarnations will be at an end. But it is not so. The Self obviously safeguards the vasanas in its closest proximity, i.e. within itself in the
  --
  M.: Sight or cognition is impossible without such light. How do you cognise anything in sleep? Our cognition pertains to the present state because there is light. Light is the essential requisite for sight.
  It is plain in our daily life. Among the lights, sunlight is the most important. Hence they speak of the glory of millions of suns.
  D.: There is light if we press the eyelids with our fingers.

1.400_-_1.450_Talks, #Talks, #Sri Ramana Maharshi, #Hinduism
  
  While speaking of the Brain and the Heart Sri Bhagavan recalled an incident of old days as follows:Kavyakantha Ganapati Muni once argued that the brain was the most important centre and Sri Bhagavan maintained that the Heart was even more so. There were others watching the discourse. A few days after
  Sri Bhagavan received a letter containing a short poem in English on that discourse from a young boy, N. S. Arunachalam, who had not yet matriculated.
  --
  This teaching of Sri Bhagavan is found in Ramana Gita also. The
  Heart is the most important centre from which vitality and light radiate to the brain, thus enabling it to function. The vasanas are enclosed in the Heart in their subtlest form, later flowing to the brain which reflects them highly magnified corresponding to a cinema-show at every stage. That is how the world is said to be nothing more than a cinema-show.
  
  --
  
  It is plain in our daily life. Among the lights, sunlight is the most important. Hence they speak of the glory of millions of suns.
  

1.439, #Talks, #Sri Ramana Maharshi, #Hinduism
  Talk 590.
  Two ladies, one Swiss and the other French, visited Maharshi. The younger of the ladies asked several questions, of which the most important was: Brahman is the same as jiva. If the jiva be under illusion it amounts to saying that Brahman is under illusion. How is that possible?
  M.: If Brahman be under illusion and wants disillusionment let Him raise the question.

1.550_-_1.600_Talks, #Talks, #Sri Ramana Maharshi, #Hinduism
  
  Two ladies, one Swiss and the other French, visited Maharshi. The younger of the ladies asked several questions, of which the most important was: "Brahman is the same as jiva. If the jiva be under illusion it amounts to saying that Brahman is under illusion. How is that possible?"
  M.: If Brahman be under illusion and wants disillusionment let Him raise the question.

2.02_-_Habit_2_Begin_with_the_End_in_Mind, #The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, #Stephen Covey, #unset
  
  Husband -- my partner is the most important person in my life. Together we contribute the fruits of harmony, industry, charity, and thrift.
  
  --
  --- Organizational Mission Statements
  Mission statements are also vital to successful organizations. One of the most important thrusts of my work with organizations is to assist them in developing effective mission statements. And to be effective, that statement has to come from within the bowels of the organization. Everyone should participate in a meaningful way -- not just the top strategy planners, but everyone. Once again, the involvement process is as important as the written product and is the key to its use.
  

2.02_-_The_Ishavasyopanishad_with_a_commentary_in_English, #Isha Upanishad, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  perhaps wrong when he reads the meaning "actions" into ap,;
  for the purposes of mankind, actions are the most important
  of all the various vital operations over which Matariswun presides. Remember therefore that all you do, create, destroy you

2.04_-_Agni,_the_Illumined_Will, #The Secret Of The Veda, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  
  Agni is the most important, the most universal of the Vedic gods. In the physical world he is the general devourer and enjoyer. He is also the purifier; when he devours and enjoys, then also he purifies. He is the fire that prepares and perfects; he is also the fire that assimilates and the heat of energy that forms.
  

2.05_-_Aspects_of_Sadhana, #Words Of The Mother II, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  
  The most commonplace circumstances, the events of everyday life, the most apparently insignificant people and things all belong to one or other of these three kinds of examiners. In this vast and complex organisation of tests, those events that are generally considered the most important in life are the easiest examinations to undergo, because they find you ready and on your guard. It is easier to stumble over the little stones in your path, because they attract no attention.
  

2.07_-_The_Mother_Relations_with_Others, #Words Of The Mother I, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
    Perhaps you have not found time or you have not found it necessary to answer my letter. There was something in your look which I could not fathom today. It looked like a rebuke. If it is so, I do not know what the reason can be. With Pranam.
    Nothing of a rebuke. I had sent what I considered as the most important answer through X and I expected you to acknowledge it hence my look.
    I may add that in all human relations there is always such a coating of vital attractions and impulses over what can be hidden there of a psychic movement that one is never too much on ones guard.

2.10_-_2.19_-_THE_MASTER_WITH_THE_BRAHMO_DEVOTEES_(II), #Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, #Sri Ramakrishna, #Hinduism
  
  "the most important thing is faith.
  

2.1.03_-_Man_and_Superman, #Essays Divine And Human, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  
  The development of forms is not the most important or the most significant part of the evolutionary process; it is one sign of the thing that is being done, but it is not its essence.
  

2.12_-_The_Origin_of_the_Ignorance, #The Life Divine, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
   real, or is there such an effective distinction in Sachchidananda?
  It is affirmed that there is: the dual status of Brahman, quiescent and creative, is indeed one of the most important and fruitful distinctions in Indian philosophy; it is besides a fact of spiritual experience.
  Here let us observe, first, that by this passivity in ourselves we arrive from particular and broken knowledge at a greater, a one and a unifying knowledge; secondly, that if, in the state of passivity, we open ourselves entirely to what is beyond, we can become aware of a Power acting upon us which we feel to be not our own in the limited egoistic sense, but universal or transcendental, and that this Power works through us for a greater play of knowledge, a greater play of energy, action and result, which also we feel to be not our own, but that of the

2.18_-_The_Evolutionary_Process_-_Ascent_and_Integration, #The Life Divine, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Above physical mind and deeper within than physical sensation, there is what we may call an intelligence of the life-mind, dynamic, vital, nervous, more open, though still obscurely, to the psychic, capable of a first soul-formation, though only of an obscurer life-soul, - not the psychic being, but a frontal formation of the vital Purusha. This life-soul concretely senses and contacts the things of the life-world, and tries to realise them here; it attaches immense importance to the satisfaction and fulfilment of the life-being, the life-force, the vital nature: it looks on physical existence as a field for the life-impulses' selffulfilment, for the play of ambition, power, strong character, love, passion, adventure, for the individual, the collective, the general human seeking and hazard and venture, for all kinds of life-experiment and new life-experience, and but for this saving element, this greater power, interest, significance, the physical existence would have for it no value. This life mentality is supported by our secret subliminal vital being and is in veiled contact with a life-world to which it can easily open and so feel the unseen dynamic forces and realities behind the material universe. There is an inner life-mind which does not need for its perceptions the evidence of the physical senses, is not limited by them; for on this level our inner life and the inner life of the world become real to us independent of the body and of the symbols of the physical world which alone we call natural phenomena, as if Nature had no greater phenomena and no greater realities than those of gross Matter. The vital man, moulded consciously or unconsciously by these influences, is the man of desire and sensation, the man of force and action, the man of passion and emotion, the kinetic individual: he may and does lay great stress on the material existence, but he gives it, even when most preoccupied with its present actualities, a push for life-experience, for force of realisation, for life-extension, for life-power, for lifeaffirmation and life-expansion which is Nature's first impetus towards enlargement of the being; at a highest intensity of this life impetus, he becomes the breaker of bonds, the seeker of new horizons, the disturber of the past and present in the interest of the future. He has a mental life which is often enslaved to the vital force and its desires and passions, and it is these he seeks to satisfy through the mind: but when he interests himself strongly in mental things, he can become the mental adventurer, the opener of the way to new mind-formations or the fighter for an idea, the sensitive type of artist, the dynamic poet of life or the prophet or champion of a cause. The vital mind is kinetic and therefore a great force in the working of evolutionary Nature.
  Above this level of vital mentality and yet more inly extended, is a mind-plane of pure thought and intelligence to which the things of the mental world are the most important realities; those who are under its influence, the philosopher, thinker, scientist, intellectual creator, the man of the idea, the man of the written or spoken word, the idealist and dreamer are the present mental being at his highest attained summit. This mental man has his life-part, his life of passions and desires and ambitions and life-hopes of all kinds and his lower sensational and physical existence, and this lower part can often equibalance or weigh down his nobler mental element so that, although it is the highest portion of him, it does not become dominant and formative in his whole nature: but this is not typical of him in his greatest development, for there the vital and physical are controlled and subjected by the thinking will and intelligence. The mental man cannot transform his nature, but he can control and harmonise it and lay on it the law of a mental ideal, impose a balance or a sublimating and refining influence, and give a high consistency to the multipersonal confusion and conflict or the summary patchwork of our divided and half-constructed being. He can be the observer and governor of his own mind and life, can consciously develop them and become to that extent a self-creator.
  This mind of pure intelligence has behind it our inner or subliminal mind which senses directly all the things of the mindplane, is open to the action of a world of mental forces, and can feel the ideative and other imponderable influences which act upon the material world and the life-plane but which at present we can only infer and cannot directly experience: these intangibles and imponderables are to the mental man real and patent and he regards them as truths demanding to be realised in our or the earth's nature. On the inner plane mind and mindsoul independent of the body can become to us an entire reality, and we can consciously live in them as much as in the body. Thus to live in mind and the things of the mind, to be an intelligence rather than a life and a body, is our highest position, short of spirituality, in the degrees of Nature. The mental man, the man of a self-dominating and self-formative mind and will conscious of an ideal and turned towards its realisation, the high intellect, the thinker, the sage, less kinetic and immediately effective than the vital man, who is the man of action and outer swift lifefulfilment, but as powerful and eventually even more powerful to open new vistas to the race, is the normal summit of Nature's evolutionary formation on the human plane. These three degrees of mentality, clear in themselves, but most often mixed in our composition, are to our ordinary intelligence only psychological types that happen to have developed, and we do not discover any other significance in them; but in fact they are full of significance, for they are the steps of Nature's evolution of mental being towards its self-exceeding, and, as thinking mind is the highest step she can now attain, the perfected mental man is the rarest and highest of her normal human creatures. To go farther she has to bring into the mind and make active in mind, life and body the spiritual principle.

2.2.01_-_The_Problem_of_Consciousness, #Essays Divine And Human, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  
  It is not sufficient to examine the material, the physiological processes accompanying the functioning of consciousness and attempt to explain the functioning by its physical processes. This leaves consciousness itself unexplained; if it accounts to some extent, but imperfectly, for sense phenomena or mechanical thinking, it does not account in the least for the most important powers of our conscious energy; it does not account for reason, understanding, will, creative thought, conscious selection, the conscious intellectual and spiritual action and self-development of the human being. Yet these are of capital importance, for it is here that consciousness begins to unfold itself out of its chrysalis or matrix of inconscience and a half conscious first working and reveal its true nature. Here consciousness acts in its own right, in its own field and not as a product of the body. To see how the body uses consciousness may be within limits a fruitful science, but it is more important to see how consciousness uses the body and still more important to see how it evolves and uses its own powers. The physiological study of the phenomenon of consciousness is only a side-issue; the psychological study of it independent of all reference to the body except as an instrument is the fruitful line of inquiry. A body using consciousness is the first outward physical fact of our existence, the first step of our evolution; a consciousness using a body is its inner spiritual reality, it is what we have become by our evolution and more and more completely are[.]
  

2.22_-_The_Feminine_Polarity_of_ZO, #General Principles of Kabbalah, #Rabbi Moses Luzzatto, #unset
  
  the most important nether beings are the children
  of Israel. Thus the feminine polarity is the true source

2.3.01_-_Aspiration_and_Surrender_to_the_Mother, #The Mother With Letters On The Mother, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  
  But of the three the most important is surrender of which the first necessary form is trust and confidence and patience in difficulty.
  

3.01_-_The_Soul_World, #Theosophy, #Rudolf Steiner, #Theosophy
  
  is to realize that one distinguishes the various kinds of its forms in a similar manner to that in which one distinguishes solid, liquid, air, or gaseous bodies in the physical world. In order to be able to do that it is necessary to know the two basic forces which are the most important in it. They may be called sympathy and antipathy. The order to which a soul formation belongs is decided by the manner in which these basic forces work in it. The force with which one soul formation attracts others, seeks to fuse with them, to make its affinity with them effectual, must be designated as sympathy. Antipathy, on the other hand, is the force with which soul formations repel, exclude each other in the soul world, with which they assert their separate identity. The part played in the soul world by a soul formation depends upon the proportions in which these basic forces are present in it. One has to distinguish, in the first place, between three kinds of soul formations according to the manner in which sympathy and antipathy work in them. These kinds differ from each other in that sympathy and antipathy have in them definitely fixed mutual relationships.
  

3.4.2_-_Guru_Yoga, #The Tibetan Yogas of Dream and Sleep, #Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, #Buddhism
  After receiving the blessing, imagine the master dissolving into light that enters your heart and resides there as your innermost essence. Imagine that you dissolve into that light, and remain in pure awareness, rigpa.
  There are more elaborate instructions for guru yoga that can involve prostrations, offerings, gestures, mantras, and more complicated visualizations, but the essence of the practice is mingling your mind with the mind of the master, which is pure, non-dual awareness. Guru yoga can be done any time during the day; the more often the better. Many masters say that of all the practices it is guru yoga that is the most important. It confers the blessings of the lineage and can open and soften the heart and quiet the unruly mind. To completely accomplish guru yoga is to accomplish the path.

3-5_Full_Circle, #unset, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  The first two relations are illustrated by a dinner conversation I once had in Geneva, Switzerland, in the Thirties with two English officials of the International Labor Office. We had been telling each other how students in our countries spend their summer vacations. Their vacations, it appeared, consisted of trips on the European Continent, largely among Upper Middle and Upper class people and in their surroundings. Ours consisted, by contrast, in any kind of work we could get, bar none. (I, for example, had worked as mess boy on two freighters, counselor in a childrens' camp, farm hand, tray washer in an employees' cafeteria, mountain guide in a resort, spool winder in a textile plant, and as attendant in a U.S. Veterans' hospital, predominantly for mental patients.)
  The Englishmen were very pleased. They declared these summer jobs the most important part of my and my friends' education. This, they said, is the best way students can come to understand working people; their lives, their problems. They condemned their own kind of vacations as sheer waste, and held that in the long run it endangers the State.
  Why these American students' summer jobs are important appears in the following little map of our school of hard knocks, the so-called "real" world. (Actually, of course, the academic world is just as real.)
  --
  The plight of the governments of what was once the Creative Center (Figure II-16b) is herewith affirmed to consist significantly in the disorganization of the controller (the executive branch), and the unorganized, chaotic over-growth of the work component (the electorate and its representatives). Exactly the converse, Lippmann affirms, is the defect of the totalitarian ideologists: the governments of Extreme Left and Extreme Right, mapped in the same Figure.
  "In the reaction against the practical failure of the democratic states," he goes on, "we find always that the electoral process is shut down . . . and that the executive function is taken over--more often than not with popular assent--by men with a special training and a special personal commitment to the business of ruling the state. In the enfeebled democracies the politicians have with rare exceptions been men without sure tenure of office. Many of the most important are novices, improvisers, and amateurs. After a counter-revolution has brought them down, their successors are almost certain to be the elite of the new revolutionary party, or an elite drawn from predemocratic institutions like the army, the church, and the bureaucracy. . . The post-democratic rulers are men set apart from the masses of the people. They are not set apart only because they have [and use] the power to arrest others and to shoot them. They would not long hold on to that kind of power [by itselfJ. They have also an aura of majesty, which causes them to be obeyed. That aura emanates from the popular belief [and often the fact] that they have subjected themselves to a code and are under a discipline by which they are dedicated to [and seem able to achieve] ends that transcend their personal desires and their own private lives" pp.59-60.19
  These insights, being correct, permit us to complete and sharpen Lippmann's diagnosis: the breakdown of the democracies--their executives' loss of self confidence, authority and power, and their electorates' loss of equally important power to believe in and follow the executives--is due to the break-up of what Lippman calls the public philosophy, and what poets more powerfully call the Circle.
  --
  This kind of withdrawal has been going on for millennia. The most significant personalities in history, as Arnold Toynbee shows abundantly, have withdrawn ("dropped out") and then, having integrated their minds and personalities, returned and either halted their cultures' downward retreats or contributed to their eventual upward transmutation into higher Periods.43
  One of the most important weapons for changing this rout into an advance is a battery of tests for accurately diagnosing each individual's genetic capabilities (keys) and matching them with the corresponding educational and professional habitats (locks) . Among the most strategic people of our time, therefore, are the psychosocial scientists who are developing such "key"-testing methods. Namely, aptitude tests, intelligence tests, personality measurements, and so forth, as described in this chapter's second part by Arthur Jensen. These efforts must be assembled and then extended to the corresponding "locks": to the educational and professional institutions in which these individuals develop their capabilities and then employ them, as outlined in Figures IV-6 and IV-7. We have the necessary components of Period 7 ecosystems. What we now need, in order to assemble them, is practical methods for spotting and finding these many different parts, and putting them together into a viable whole. Success in doing this would make our culture itself "drop out" in the upward sense: if we succeed our culture will drop out of the disintegration Groups of Period 6, and up into Period 7 (Figure IV-4); if not, it will drop down.
  What is the main obstacle to this upward development? It is the ideologies of Left and Right, described in Chapter II, whose confrontations our universities and scientific societies--warehouses of unassembled disciplines--are ever less able to resist effectively: See, for instance, "Whither United States Universities" by George E. Pake.l4
  --
  At its left, this figure represents the four traditional divisions of the university--those, for instance, which participated in the Interdivisional Committee to whose Chairman this book is dedicated. One of them, the Division of Biological Sciences, is shown in some departmental detail.
  Two biology departments, being markedly different from the rest, are underlined: ecology and paleontology. They deal with whole s stems of the most important kind, natural empires. They are outstanding because, as Ulrich Sonnemann points out, A whole [system], whether encountered by the physicist or the social scientist [or the ecologist], is a lawful context which gives significance to each particular part-phenomenon that articulates itself within it; what makes its inner lawfulness understandable, however, is its own overall significance which it derives from the broader [systemic] context in which it is embedded and to which it refers." Sonnemann, who is writing on The Specialist as a Psychological Problem, then goes on to anticipate our discussion of what may be called the organized specialist and the generalist: "The true academician's [the generalist's] subject matter, in principle, becomes the universe: whatever he encounters--and it may lie in exceedingly small sectors of fieldsoccurs to him in such ways as to represent a universal order. Such a universal order, since it already determines the phenomenal structure under the scientist's observation, is inseparable from the structure."
  Sonnemann then characterizes the rest of the departments shown and implied in Figures IV-9 and 10 as follows: "To the extent, then, to which it [the whole system] drops out of sight, to the extent to which his [the specialist's] preconceived procedure interferes with the self articulation of any subject under his attack, phenomenal structure will escape, first his eye, ultimately his theories."50 These people's departments deal with sections of systems. And, as Sonnemann points out, "Implicit in all sectional science, the arbitrariness of primary determination of subj ect matters which of their own natures are universes [systems] does not, apparently, make a science any more analytical; the typical specialistic approach . . . is characterized at least as much by his blindness for relevant detail as for wholes."
  --
  The great religious and artistic leaders of mankind have relied on, but stopped with, inspirations, revelations, and flashes of insight. They have stopped where creative scientists begin. What gives our scientists their immense authority, which has outstripped the authority of traditional priests and preachers, is their conscientious, detailed empirical verification of their revelations. This has, within each separate field, consistently winnowed out false revelations, corrected half-false inspirations, completed incomplete insights. The consequent structural correspondence of their thought with reality has conferred dominion upon modern technologists; the power to solve individual problems of health, transport, communication and so forth, at which men of traditional religion boggle. For unification of the corrected and verified separate scientific revelations now results in the moral orientation of the powerful scientific effort as a whole.
  With moral orientation, science has come full circle: When unified, as here, science's revelations no longer conflict with, but reinforce and expand the most important revelations of the great religions. For the value-bias of both cultures, humanistic and scientific, has now become clearly positive. A host of ancient sayings, revelations, and myths have been, and can now be mapped geometrically, and their values assessed in the unequivocal idiom of science. Conversely, large and increasing bodies of scientific findings, and of the practices they generate, can be translated into effective religious and political idioms.
  Unlike the detectors of the one-field scientific specialists, Figure IV-10, which screen out and reject most of religion's doctrines, and all its values, the detector of Unified Science, Figure VI-12, accepts the great majority of them. And more than that, it extends some, corrects some, completes some, and profoundly illuminates the whole, as the traditional religious attitude in turn illuminates, for many, Unified Science as a whole. The semi-conscious process which Toynbee groups under the general term mimesis herewith becomes the most important of technologies.
  Joseph Campbell, author of the Masks of God, points out that though not true in a literal sense, a myth is not what it is considered to be in everyday speech--a fantasy or misstatement.43 It is rather a veiled explanation of the truth. "We have seen what has happened to primitive communities unsettled by the white man's civilization," he observes. "With their old taboos discredited, they immediately go to pieces, disintegrate, and become resorts of vice and disease. Today the same thing is happening to us."

3_-_Commentaries_and_Annotated_Translations, #Hymns to the Mystic Fire, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  In man as he is at present developed, the intelligent mind is
  the most important psychological faculty and it is with a view
  to the development of the intelligent mind to its highest purity
  --
  The word af^ is a secondary root from a to be, one of
  the most important of all old Sanscrit roots. From this root we
  have as^ to be, breathe, live, be strong; ad^ to be (annam, substance, matter), to eat (a3\ food); ah^ to breathe (ahF, Ah); an^

4.14_-_The_Power_of_the_Instruments, #The Synthesis Of Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  
  The first thing the will has to do with the body is to impose on it progressively a new habit of all its being, consciousness, force and outward and inward action. It must be taught an entire passivity in the hands first of the higher instruments, but eventually in the hands of the spirit and its controlling and informing shakti. It must be accustomed not to impose its own limits on the nobler members, but to shape its action and its response to their demands, to develop, one might say, a higher notation, a higher scale of responses. At present the notation of the body and the physical consciousness has a very large determining power on the music made by this human harp of God; the notes we get from the spirit, from the psychic soul, from the greater life behind our physical life cannot come in freely, cannot develop their high, powerful and proper strain. This condition must be reversed; the body and the physical consciousness must develop the habit of admitting and shaping themselves to these higher strains and not they, but the nobler parts of the nature must determine the music of our life and being. The control of the body and life by the mind and its thought and will is the first step towards this change. All Yoga implies the carrying of that control to a very high pitch. But afterwards the mind must itself give place to the spirit, to the spiritual force, the supermind and the supramental force. And finally the body must develop a perfect power to hold whatever force is brought into it by the spirit and to contain its action without spilling and wasting it or itself getting cracked. It must be capable of being filled and powerfully used by whatever intensity of spiritual or higher mind or life force without any part of the mechanical instrument being agitated, upset, broken or damaged by the inrush or pressure, -- as the brain, vital health or moral nature are often injured in those who unwisely attempt Yogic practice without preparation or by undue means or rashly invite a power they are intellectually, vitally, morally unfit to bear, -- and, thus filled, it must have the capacity to work normally, automatically, rightly according to the will of that spiritual or other now unusual agent without distorting, diminishing or mistranslating its intention and stress. This faculty of holding, dharamasakti, in the physical consciousness, energy and machinery is the most important siddhi or perfection of the body.
  

4.2.5.01_-_Psychisation_and_Spiritualisation, #Letters On Yoga III, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  *
  I have read your account of your sadhana. There is nothing to say, I think, - for it is all right - except that the most important thing for you is to develop the psychic fire in the heart and the aspiration for the psychic being to come forward as the leader of the sadhana. When the psychic does so, it will show you the
  "undetected ego-knots" of which you speak and loosen them or burn them in the psychic fire. This psychic development and the psychic change of mind, vital and physical consciousness is of the utmost importance because it makes safe and easy the descent of the higher consciousness and the spiritual transformation without which the supramental must always remain far distant. Powers etc. have their place, but a very minor one so long as this is not done.

4.4.1.03_-_Both_Ascent_and_Descent_Necessary, #Letters On Yoga III, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  *
  In the physical consciousness the descent is the most important.
  Something of the subtle physical can always go up - but the

Aeneid, #unset, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  Din'dyma Phrygian mountain sacred to Cybele. ix, 825.
  Diome'des son of Tydeus; one of the most important Greek chieftains at Troy. The Iliad tells how he wounded Ares and
  Aphrodite. He captured the famous swift horses of Aeneas and

Agenda_Vol_10, #The Mothers Agenda, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  true; if you've asked something false, you sink into falsehood. As an idea it's VERY interesting.
  I think it's the most important religious center in India: it's on a hilltop, they have an army of trucks
  carrying people up every day Curious, isn't it?
  --
  My fear is that he may still be very much Christian without knowing it, he may be under the
  impression that Christianity is the most important thing.
  Yes, but he can't do any more for Christianity, that's the thing.

Agenda_Vol_11, #The Mothers Agenda, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  adventure: ourselves.
  The signs abound, they are simple and obvious. the most important event of the sixties is
  not the trip to the moon, but the trips on drugs, the great hippie migration, and the student
  --
  by step in his prodigious exploration his technique of inner spaces, if we may say so we are
  led to the most important discovery of all times, to the threshold of the Great Secret which is to
  change the face of this world, namely, that consciousness is power. Hypnotized as we are by
  --
  
  is... to the ordinary consciousness it seems to be the most important thing its obviously the last thing
  that will change. And to the ordinary consciousness, it seems to be the last thing that will change
  because its the most important: that will be the surest sign. But its not that at all!... Its not that at all.
  The important thing is this change in the CONSCIOUSNESS which has taken place. All the rest
  is a consequence. And here, in this material world, it appears the most important to us because its...
  everything is upside down. I dont know how to explain.

Agenda_Vol_2, #The Mothers Agenda, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  When I told you last time about that experience [of March 11, with Pavitra] the night I met you and
  was saying 'good-bye,' I neglected to mention one very important point, the most important, in fact: I
  was leaving the subjection to mental functioning permanently behind That was the meaning of my
  --
  give the subconscient a bit of a work-over. Naturally this has some results: entire areas are brought
  under control. That's the most important thing. Individuals get the repercussions later because they are
  very... very coagulated, a bit hard! A lack of plasticity.
  --
  D. asked me if changing the time of her japa had much importance. I told her she can change the time if
  she has to, provided she remains sincere - that's the most important thing.
  These are small details. I myself am unable to do it at fixed hours; I had always hoped to do it
  --
  philosophy! None! You simply tell some extraordinary stories in the same way you would tell an
  ordinary story. But the Story is there, that's the most important thing.
  It started in my infancy - the Story was already there.

Agenda_Vol_3, #The Mothers Agenda, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  noticeable change in the purely physical vibration.
  That seems to be the process, or at least one of the most important processes.
  And it's growing more and more prominent. I spend almost every night in that realm; and even

Agenda_Vol_4, #The Mothers Agenda, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  est de savoir si on appartient au passe qui se perpetue, au present qui s'epuise, l'avenir qui veut
  natre. ["the most important point for everyone is to know whether he belongs to the past perpetuating
  itself, to the present exhausting itself, or to the future trying to be born."] I gave it to Z - he didn't
  --
  condition [of restlessness] comes almost as a subconsciousness: it's always there. And VERY tiring - it
  must be one of the most important sources of fatigue in mankind. Especially here (Mother touches her
  forehead and temples), it's very tiring. Only when you can live in the eternity of the present minute

Agenda_Vol_7, #The Mothers Agenda, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  it's not true. On the contrary, on certain points it's much more solid than it used to be.
  the most important point is what we could call the "unreality of deterioration," in other words,
  everything that isn't harmonious or is disorganized increasingly gives the sense of an illusion - it's

Agenda_Vol_8, #The Mothers Agenda, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  as possible to mix in - be almost like automatons. But with the full perception of the consciousness
  trying to be expressed, so that nothing gets mixed in with it. That's the most important thing: to receive
  this consciousness and hold it like... really like something sacred, without anything getting mixed in
  --
  because people who have perfection in one field are concentrated and specialized." As I said, I took it
  simply as a caress to comfort a child. But now I realize that the most important thing is not to have any
  fixity: nothing should be set, definitive, like the sense of a perfection in the realization - that means a
  --
  something by no means exceptional) leaves you in a sort of expectation (gesture of aspiration upward)
  of something better. So then, the most important thing is suppleness - suppleness. Suppleness and
  breadth: reject nothing as useless or bad or inferior - nothing; set nothing up as really superior and
  --
  three ways to go about it, and that in order to be more complete one should combine the three.
  One - the most important, naturally - is the way we could call "spiritual," the way of the contact
  with the Consciousness - Love-Consciousness-Power, that is. These three aspects: supreme LoveConsciousness-Power. And the contact, the identification: making all the material cells capable of
  --
  abandon what one is in order to become what one ought to be....
  And above all, the most important:
  "To be young is never to admit the irreparable."
  --
  But the Pressure of the Force is clearly making itself felt everywhere.
  Sri Aurobindo always said that the most important, but also the most difficult thing, is to learn to
  keep one's BALANCE IN INTENSITY. To have the intensity of aspiration, the intensity of effort, the
  --
  say that Indonesia and Pakistan are up to something.... And with EVERYTHING, you know, from the
  biggest to the smallest, from what seems the most important (what disturbs the most things, at any rate)
  to the least little physical discomfort, it's like that: a very small, such a very small consciousness, petty
  --
  things seriously, that's what makes you unhappy! That's what makes you unhappy, you must learn to
  smile," and so on. And above all, to make fun of ourselves, that's the most important thing: to see how
  ridiculous we are - the slightest pain and we are full of self-pity, oh!...

Agenda_Vol_9, #The Mothers Agenda, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  defeatist which just yields and says, 'Oh well'?... Hence the need to unify oneself. Whatever the path
  we may follow, the subject we may study, we always reach the same result. the most important thing
  for an individual is to unify himself around his divine center; that way he becomes a real individual,
  --
  lethargy of millions of Catholics asleep in the routine of unconscious religious practice.102 Here are
  the most important names in the committee: X Italy's cardinal; Y, France's cardinal; Z, the Pope's
  factotum; then Msgr. Z...

Aion_-_Part_13+, #Aion, #Carl Jung, #Psychology
  (child, son, anthropos) and the individual personality (Ghrist
  and Buddha), to name only the most important of the motifs
  here used.
  --
  you." As the Anthropos he corresponds to what is empirically
  the most important archetype and, as judge of the living and
  the dead and king of glory, to the real organizing principle of the

Aion_-_Part_1+, #Aion, #Carl Jung, #Psychology
  can never be "done with" once and for all. It is, in fact, one of
  the most important tasks of psychic hygiene to pay continual
  attention to the symptomatology of unconscious contents and
  --
  tion of Saturn (f?) and Jupiter (U ) took place in Pisces. 12 These
  two great planets, he says, are also the most important for the
  destiny of the world, and especially for the destiny of the Jews.
  --
  Pagan fish symbolism plays in comparison a far greater
  role. 50 the most important is the Jewish material collected by
  Scheftelowitz. The Jewish "chalice of benediction" 51 was some-

Blazing_P1_-_Preconventional_consciousness, #unset, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  the construction of certain invariants.
  the most important of these invariants is that involved in the construction of the permanent
  object. An object can be said to attain a permanent character when it is recognized as

BOOK_II._--_PART_I._ANTHROPOGENESIS., #The Secret Doctrine, #H P Blavatsky, #Theosophy
  prehistoric race that "belongs the honour . . . of having founded the principal cities of Egypt, and
  established the most important sanctuaries." This was before the great Pyramid epoch, and when Egypt
  had hardly arisen from the waters. Yet "they possessed the hieroglyphic form of writing special to the
  --
  metaphysical connection between the earliest races and their Creators, the divine men from other
  worlds; accompanying the statements proffered with the most important demonstrations of the same in
  esoteric Astronomy and Symbolism.

BOOK_II._--_PART_II._THE_ARCHAIC_SYMBOLISM_OF_THE_WORLD-RELIGIONS, #The Secret Doctrine, #H P Blavatsky, #Theosophy
  the mallet" in the Masonic Fraternity. Among the many "meanings" the author gives of it, we do not
  find, however, the most important one, masons evidently not knowing it.
  
  --
  presence and importance in the Brahminical system may be judged by what one of India's learned
  metaphysicians and Vedantic scholars says of it: -"The real esoteric seven-fold classification is one of the most important, if not the most important
  classification, which has received its arrangement from the mysterious constitution of this eternal

BOOK_I._--_PART_I._COSMIC_EVOLUTION, #The Secret Doctrine, #H P Blavatsky, #Theosophy
  to the world from time to time. While a prominent Cinghalese priest assured the writer that it was well
  known that the most important Buddhist tracts belonging to the sacred canon were stored away in
  countries and places inaccessible to the European pundits, the late Swami Dayanand Sarasvati, the
  --
  occult generation, from whence the name -- Rosicrucians (Rose Cross)!
  As may be judged, however, from the most important, as the best known of the Rosicrucians' symbols,
  there is one which has never been hitherto understood even by modern mystics. It is that of the
  --
  becomes virtually a Bodhisattva, created such by the High Initiator.
  (c) Fohat, being one of the most, if not the most important character in esoteric Cosmogony, should be
  minutely described. As in the oldest Grecian Cosmogony, differing widely from the later mythology,

BOOK_I._--_PART_III._SCIENCE_AND_THE_SECRET_DOCTRINE_CONTRASTED, #The Secret Doctrine, #H P Blavatsky, #Theosophy
  Being.' " Intelligent that "Being" may be; as to "all-powerful" there would be every reason to doubt the
  claim. A poor "God" he, who would work upon minor details and leave the most important to
  secondary forces! The poverty of the argument and logic in this case, is surpassed only by that of
  --
  prove the antiquity of the Indian Zodiac, in the signs of which were found the root and philosophy of
  all the most important religious festivals of that country, the origin of which religious ceremonies goes
  back into the night of time at least 3,000 B.C., as the lecturer tried to demonstrate. The Zodiac of the

BOOK_I._--_PART_II._THE_EVOLUTION_OF_SYMBOLISM_IN_ITS_APPROXIMATE_ORDER, #The Secret Doctrine, #H P Blavatsky, #Theosophy
  class each with its pagan prototype and parallel, since, as in the case of Osiris, they have all so "many
  names in towns and provinces." Some of the most important, however, will be shown in their order.
  One thing is thus undeniably proven. The more one studies their Hierarchies and finds out their

Book_of_Imaginary_Beings_(text), #unset, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come.
  In the most important of Kabbalistic works, the Zohar or
  Book of Splendour, we read that these four beasts are called

CHAPTER_31_-_Continues_the_same_subject._Explains_what_is_meant_by_the_Prayer, #The Way of Perfection, #Saint Teresa of Avila, #Christianity
  who experience this state-full of this joy without understanding the reason. They see clearly that
  their whole self is not in what they are doing, but that the most important faculty is absent -namely,
  the will, which I think is united with its God- and that the other faculties are left free to busy

DS3, #unset, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  gestating within us for many lifetimes and it is now time to bring it forth, to give it life. Thus, this is
  the most important event in a bodhisattvas career and what makes a bodhisattva a bodhisattva.
  According to the Nirvana Sutra, The mind that sets forth and the one that arrives are not different.

Evening_Talks_With_Sri_Aurobindo, #Talks With Sri Aurobindo, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  
  But if the difficulty is only intellectual then it need not be solved now. In this yoga intellect is not the chief instrument, experience is primary. Of course, there is the intellectual side of yoga which the mind of the Sadhak must grasp as it would be helpful to him. But it is the experience which is the most important thing.
  
  --
  
  It is also the reason why the brain is considered as the most important part of the body. Not because it creates thought but just because it forms the connecting link by which thought can find expression here. It is the apparatus which receives the higher working.
  
  --
  
  Sri Aurobindo: You can tell her that what she calls losing of consciousness is its movement inwards. It is rather unusual to get these experiences. Usually, one takes months and months to make the mind quiet and she did it at the first sitting. The lightning strokes is the action of the Higher Power, or Yoga Shakti to make the Adhar fit for Yoga. All these things show that she has a capacity for the Yoga. But she must get rid of fear. Otherwise, all the experiences will stop. The letter shows that her inner mind is ready but her vital and the physical are not the vital is full of fear and the body suffers from bad health. As she herself says, it produces a conflict in the being which is not desirable. It may be better for her not to take up Yoga seriously, until she is restored to health. But the most important thing is to get rid of fear.
  

Liber_46_-_The_Key_of_the_Mysteries, #unset, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   dressed, and always gave me favourable answers. But I have lost a page
   of my "grimoire," the first, the most important, that which bore the
   autograph of the spirit; and, since then, he no longer appears when I
  --
   can do it, doubtless; because one does it. {197}
     Thus, then, to those who ask us, "What is the most important agent
     of miracles?" we shall reply ---

Magick_Without_Tears_(text), #Magick Without Tears, #Aleister Crowley, #Philosophy
  
  We must quote a passage from one of the most important of these documents. The doctrine is conveyed, as is customary among Initiates, in the form of a parable. Those who have attained even a mediocre degree of enlightenment are aware that the crude belief of the faithful, and the crude infidelity of the scoffer, with regard to matters of fact, are merely childish. Every incident in Nature, true or false, possesses a spiritual significance. It is this significance, and only this significance, that possesses any philosophical value to the Initiate.
  
  --
  
  the most important of all the efforts of the White School, from an exoteric point of view, is Islam. In its doctrine there is some slight taint, but much less than in Christianity. It is a virile religion. It looks facts in the face, and admits their horror; but it proposes to overcome them by sheer dint of manhood. Unfortunately, the metaphysical conceptions of its quasi-profane Schools are grossly materialistic. It is only the Pantheism of the Sufis which eliminates the conception of propitiation; and, in practice, the Sufis are too closely allied to the Vedantists to retain hold of reality.
  
  --
  
  But there is another point at issue. This incidentally, is where the "automatic safeguards" come in. "...thou hast no right but to do thy will." (AL I, 42) means that to "go anwhoring after strange" purposes can only be disastrous. It is possible, in chemistry, to provoke an endothermic reaction; but that is only asking for trouble. The product bears within its own heart the seed of dissolution. Accordingly, the most important preliminary to any Magical operation is to make sure that its object is not only harmonious with, but necessary to, your Great Work.
  
  --
  
  This, from a practical point of view, is one of the most important verses in the book.
  
  --
  
  If you put half as much enthusiasm into what you quite rightly claim to be the most important factor in life as other old ladies do into Culbertson Contract, you might get somewhere.
  
  --
  
  P.S. It has seemed better to make a postscript of the most important argument of all; for it is completely separate. It is this.
  
  --
  
  But, when he got to the water, his horse turned sharply aside and refused to drink. At that he dismounted and put his finger in the water to test it. He had struck one of the most important deposits of alkali in South Africa. Mineral wealth indeed!
  
  --
  
  One moment, though, about the fear of death. The radical cure is the gaining of the magical memory. (See also AL I, 58) The more previous incarnations one can remember, the less important appears the moment when the curve of life dips below the horizon. (One verycurious point: when one looks back at the moment of one of one's deaths, one exclaims: "By Jove! that was a narrow escape, and no mistake!" Escape from what? Me no savvy; but such is the fact.) How to acquire that Memory? The development of the Magical Record is by far the most important of one's weapons. How to use the Record is not easy to explain; but there is a sort of knack which comes to one suddenly. And there are certain types of Samadhi during the exercise of which these memories appear spontaneously, without warning of any kind.
  
  --
  Vol. I, No. 1 - 10
  Vol. III, No. 1 Contains an immense number and variety of official publications, rituals, treatises, etc. Also special Supplements such as The Vision and the Voice; translation of Eliphas Lvi's The Key of the Mysteries; Sepher Sephiroth; H. P. Blavatsky's The Voice of the Silence, with a Commentary by Fr. O.M., etc., etc. There have been various reprints of the Equinox serial since the 1970s. the most important magical writings from vol. I and vol. III no. 1 appear in the compilation Gems from the Equinox, published by New Falcon. The whole of Equionx vol. I and III (1) can be found online at the-equinox.org.
  Vol. III, 3 The Equinox of the Gods Reprinted by New Falcon, and as part of the "Blue Brick" edition of Magick. As Crowley notes in Chapter 81 of MWT, this is part IV of Book 4.

Maps_of_Meaning_text, #Maps of Meaning, #Jordan Peterson, #Psychology
  or novel occurrences, which emerge when our plans do not turn out the way we hope they would, therefore
  constitute an important perhaps the most important subset of the broader class of stimuli of
  indeterminate meaning. Something unexpected, or novel, necessarily occurs in relationship to what is
  --
  Normal novelty emerges within the territory circumscribed by the choice of a particular end-point or
  goal (which is to say, after getting to specific point b has been deemed the most important possible
  activity, at this time and in this place). Something normally novel constitutes an occurrence which leaves
  --
  It is not just the hand, however, that makes the crucial human difference, although it is the most obvious,
  and perhaps the most important, single factor. It is more a style or melody of adaptation that characterizes
  the individual human being. This style is adaptation for exploration of the unknown, within a social context
  --
  And he took his place before his fathers to receive sovereignty.
  Thou art the most important among the great gods,
  Thy destiny is unequaled, thy command is like that of Anu.
  Marduk, thou art the most important among the great gods.
  Thy destiny is unequaled, thy command is like that of Anu.
  --
  Sumerians and Akkadians united to form Babylon], took place during the first twelve days of the month
  of Nisan. It comprised several sequences, of which we will mention the most important: (1) a day of
  expiation for the king, corresponding to Marduks captivity; (2) the freeing of Marduk; (3) ritual
  --
  of being. The Indo-European myth of Indra and Vrtra provides a representative example:
  The central myth of Indra, which is, furthermore, the most important myth in the Rig Veda, narrates his
  victorious battle against Vrtra, the gigantic dragon who held back the waters in the hollow of the
  --
  The initial episode, Kingship in Heaven, explains the succession of the first gods. In the beginning,
  Alalu was king, and Anu, the most important of the gods, bowed before him and served him. But after
  nine years Anu attacked and vanquished him. Then Alalu took refuge in the subterranean world, and
  --
  increases, and before he can turn around the patient discovers what he already knew: the thing he had
  taken for a mere indisposition is in fact the most important thing on earth to him, is in fact death.
  This is exactly what happened to me. I realized that this was not an incidental ailment but something
  --
  teasing goblin who drove the alchemists to despair and had many of his attributes in common with the
  devil. For instance he is dragon, lion, eagle, raven to mention only the most important of them. In the
  alchemical hierarchy of gods Mercurius comes lowest as prima materia and highest as lapis

Sayings_of_Sri_Ramakrishna_(text), #Sayings of Sri Ramakrishna, #Sri Ramakrishna, #Hinduism
  Samadhi.1 The idea is this: Sandhya consists of the rituals and prayers performed by high-caste Hindus
  at sun-rise and sun-set. the most important part of it is the meditation on Gayatri (Rig Veda, III. 62. 10),
  the greatest Mantra of the Vedas. Pranava or 'Om' the mystic sound symbol of God, is prefixed to this

Talks_With_Sri_Aurobindo_1, #unset, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  may be better not to take up Yoga seriously until she has restored her health.
  But the most important thing is to get rid of fear.
  NIRODBARAN: But how is one to get rid of it?
  --
  EVENING
  We learnt that N. R. Sarkar had resigned. So the talk centered on that, it being the most important news of the day. Purani suggested that he may now
  join the Hindu Mahasabha and do something against the Bengal ministry.
  --
  tried homeopathy on them all.
  SRI AUROBINDO: Oh, his cat is the most important thing for him?
  PURANI: His wife also is occupying his attention. She is worried because of

Talks_With_Sri_Aurobindo_2, #Talks With Sri Aurobindo, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  NIRODBARAN: Ahimsa.
  DR. MANILAL: Yes, the most important.
  SRI AUROBINDO: That we half observefor instance, the killing of mosquitoes and bugs is allowed!

The_Act_of_Creation_text, #The Act of Creation, #Arthur Koestler, #Psychology
  measuring abilities, and applying statistical techniques, Sir Francis
  Galton proved, or thought he could prove, that the most important
  element in genius was simply an exceptionally high degree of the all-
  --
  very largely the outcome of innate disposition. Of these 'special
  aptitudes' the most important was what he called 'fluency* that is,
  'an unusual and spontaneous flow of images and ideas': the creative
  --
  theories, but it needs to be explicidy stated in order to appreciate its
  consequences. the most important among these is that quite fre-
  quently our emotions are incapable of keeping step with our reason
  --
  business. 'It is remarkable', wrote Laplace, 'that a science which began
  with considerations of play has risen to the most important objects of
  human knowledge.' Thus at the very start of our inquiry we hit on a
  --
  who, one afternoon in 1865, fell asleep and dreamt what was probably
  the most important dream in history since Joseph's seven fat and seven
  lean cows:
  --
  
  the most important part of mental action, the essential process on
  which thinking depends, is unconscious mental activity. 16
  --
  becomes quicker and easier; the child is 'learning to learn'; until, usually
  in the second half of the second year, it 'makes the most important
  discovery of its whole life that everything has a name 9 . 23 As far as one
  --
  
  One of the most important features of these turning points in
  experimental development is that they very often introduce methods
  --
  which may be widely separated, followed, as a rule, by a very large
  number of routine inquiries. the most important feature of original
  experimental thinking is the discovery of overlap and agreement
  --
  one generation to the next sometimes over a number of centuries.
  Indeed, some of the most important discoveries consisted in the
  
  --
  the experience, depending on personal preferences. Visual imagery,
  derived from the most important sense organ, carries a special emotive
  appeal; the 'picture-strip' language of concrete imagery pre-dates

The_Anapanasati_Sutta_A_Practical_Guide_to_Mindfullness_of_Breathing_and_Tranquil_Wisdom_Meditation, #unset, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  tranquilizing the bodily formation'.
  This simple statement is the most important part of the
  meditation instructions. It instructs one to notice the
  --
  one is in the meditation stages of the first four jhanas
  (meditation stages). It also says that the most important
  feeling among these feelings is the in and out breath. This is
  --
  supramundane state of Nibbana.
  the most important key for success in meditation is the
  first enlightenment factor of mindfulness. Without
  --
  the cessation of craving or suffering). In practical terms this
  relaxing is the most important and major step that the
  Buddha discovered, this and the Fourth Noble Truth- that is

The_Coming_Race_Contents, #The Coming Race, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
  is all that is stored, net and clear, engraved as it were.
  But above all it is the soul's state that is the most important
  thing. It is these scattered elements that serve as stepping-
  --
  thing; it is like a machine. It is clever, there is much
  skill, but it is uninteresting, soulless. the most important
  thing, not only in music, but in all human creations, in

the_Eternal_Wisdom, #unset, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  
  2) One of the most important precepts of wisdom is to know oneself. ~ Socrates
  
  --
  
  11) The observations and reckonings of astronomers have taught us many surprising things, but the most important result of their studies is, undoubtedly, that they reveal to us the abyss of our ignorance. ~ Kant
  
  --
  
  16) A sage was asked, "What is the most important work? who is the man the most important in life ?" The sage replied, the most important work is to love all men, because that is the life-work of each man. the most important man is the one with whom you have to do at this moment, because you can never know whether you will have to do with another. ~ Tolstoi
  

The_Gold_Bug, #unset, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  
  "We have, therefore, no less than ten of the most important letters represented, and it will be unnecessary to proceed with the details of the solution. I have said enough to convince you that ciphers of this nature are readily soluble, and to give you some insight into the rationale of their development. But be assured that the specimen before us appertains to the very simplest species of cryptograph. It now only remains to give you the full translation of the characters upon the parchment, as unriddled. Here it is:
  'A good glass in the bishop's hostel in the devil's seat forty-one degrees and thirteen minutes northeast and by north main branch seventh limb east side shoot from the left eye of the death's-head a bee line from the tree through the shot fifty feet out.'"

The_Gospel_According_to_Mark, #The Bible, #Anonymous, #Various
  
  Peter's confession of faith in Mark 8:27 that "You are the Messiah" marks a transition in the Gospel. The first half of the Gospel discovers the identity of Jesus through his actions; at this turning point, one learns about his true mission, his suffering and glory through his Death and Resurrection. There are three predictions of his passion, death on the Cross, and that he will rise again after three days: the first in 8:31, that "the Son of Man must suffer," identifying himself as the Suffering Servant of Isaiah 52-53. The second prediction occurs in 9:31, and the third in 10:33-34, as Jesus and his disciples leave for Jerusalem. Jesus follows each of his three predictions with three statements on discipleship. The Lord defines discipleship as self-denial in Mark 8:34 - Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me." Discipleship is described as service in Mark 9:35 and 10:43-44. 10:45 is one of the most important sayings in the Gospel, for Jesus gives the purpose of his Messianic mission - "For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many."
  

The_Library_Of_Babel_2, #unset, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  Before summarizing the solution of the mystery (whose discovery, in spite
  of its tragic consequences, is perhaps the most important event in all his
  tory), I wish to recall a few axioms.

The_Way_of_Perfection, #unset, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  of the prayer-filled life -mutual love, detachment from created things and true humility, the last
  of these being the most important and including all the rest. With the mutual love which nuns should
  have for one another she deals most minutely, giving what might be termed homely prescriptions
  --
  Our Primitive Rules tells us to pray without ceasing. Provided we do this with all possible care
  (and it is the most important thing of all) we shall not fail to observe the fasts, disciplines and
  periods of silence which the Order commands; for, as you know, if prayer is to be genuine it must
  --
  earnestly recommended to us. One of these is love for each other; the second, detachment from all
  created things; the third, true humility, which, although I put it last, is the most important of the
  three and embraces all the rest.
  --
  who lives in the house. We ourselves are always the same; 33unless we take great care and each of
  us looks well to it that she renounces her self-will, which is the most important business of all, there
  will be many things to deprive us of the holy freedom of spirit which our souls seek in order to soar

Thus_Spoke_Zarathustra_text, #Thus Spoke Zarathustra, #Friedrich Nietzsche, #Philosophy
  like you, that he is talking out of the belly of reality.
  For he wants to be by all means the most important
  beast on earth, the state; and they believe him too.'
  "When I had said that, the fire hound carried on as
  if crazy with envy. 'What?' he cried, 'the most important
  beast on earth? And they believe him too?' And so much