“Pratyhara gets rid of the Objective.
Dharana gets rid of the Subjective.” [via]
“The lesson of the chapter is thus always to rise hungry from a meal, always to violate one’s own nature. Keep on acquiring a taste for what is naturally repugnant; this is an unfailing source of pleasure, and it has a real further advantage, in destroying the Sankharas, which, however ‘good’ in themselves, relatively to other Sankharas, are yet barriers upon the Path; they are modifications of the Ego, and therefore those things which bar it from the absolute.” [via]
“The fact remains that in vice, as in everything else, some things satiate, others refresh. Any game in which perfection is easily attained soon ceases to amuse, although in the beginning its fascination is so violent.
“The title of this chapter is best explained by a reference to Mistinguette and Mayol.
It would be hard to decide, and it is fortunately unnecessary even to discuss, whether the distinction of their art is the cause, result, or concomitant of their private peculiarities.” [via]
“A kiss can be a comma, a question mark or an exclamation point. That’s basic spelling that every woman ought to know.” – Mistinguett