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  • adj. superlative form of subtle: most subtle.


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  • "this beautiful fruit is the epitome of all gastronomic delights, meeting in subtlest harmony upon the palate, a fragrant fleeting poem;" and that, "if there were more of this fruit on the earth, there would be need for neither churches nor jails, for there would be no sin."

    Insulinde: Experiences of a Naturalist's Wife in the Eastern Archipelago

  • A hidden or secret mandala is made of the subtlest level of mind generated into a blissful consciousness and used as the mind that understands voidness – in other words, a subtlest mind that is inseparably both a blissful awareness and an understanding of voidness.

    The Gelug-Kagyu Tradition of Mahamudra ��� Session Two

  • More specifically, they assert basis mahamudra to be the mother clear light primordial mind, in other words the subtlest level of mind that manifests once the three unconscious, most subtle, conceptual appearance-making minds have ceased.

    The Gelug-Kagyu Tradition of Mahamudra ��� Session One

  • Of course they vary in their temperaments: the subtlest are the French and they'll hang on whatever you try to do; the Italians will do well until they see a girl and then they'll go off with her and leave you flat; the Turks will hound you to the ends of the earth and then drive you into the ground; and the Russians will keep their distance but never lose you unless you can pull something totally unexpected, because they are logical and trained to move in straight lines as these were doing now.

    The Sinkiang Executive

  • [In the lamdray system, foundation mind refers to the causal continuum of the alaya (kun-gzhi rgyu'i rgyud), namely the subtlest clear light level of mental activity.

    Question Sessions with H. H. the Fourteenth Dalai Lama Concerning the Kalachakra Initiation ��� 2 Kalachakra and Western Science

  • In the subtlest ways and comments, they tried to preserve the relationship against pressure from politicians in Okinawa.

    The Good Fight

  • Mr. DeJohnette's drumming has force enough to create driving rhythms and requisite delicacy for the subtlest nuance.

    Playing Musical Chairs

  • This subtlest, unchanging aspect of our existence is the self.

    Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: 5 Steps to Healthier Living

  • The ancient science of Ayurveda deems that a person cannot be called truly healthy, until one is in touch with this subtlest aspect, and there is harmony among the different layers of existence.

    Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: 5 Steps to Healthier Living

  • Perhaps the ellipses of Twitter, not always the subtlest of media, explain why it is so hard to connect the changing definition of gay, a word with a wholly benign original sense and which was deliberately adopted by homosexuals, with the partial dilution of "mong", derived from mongoloid, a word first applied to Down's babies in the 1860s and rejected as offensive by clinicians and affected people since the 1960s.

    If you really want to hurt someone, call them a Gervais | Catherine Bennett


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