Aspiration for the future

Pilgrim of the Radiant City by Nicholas Roerich. 19331. "Striving for the future is an introduction to the evolution of the world, for which only the present and everything around exists." [Facets of Agni Yoga 1954, 128]


2. "Precious is the striving to the future, and a special energy is attracted when thought about the future is alive. The most brilliant past cannot compare to the possibilities of the future… We offer knowledge about the past, but the heart should be filled with striving to the future. Let the ability to perceive better possibilities for mankind be developed out of such thoughts.

Do not think that it is easy to reject the past. Great knowledge must be acquired before one can recognize the spiral of evolution, which perpetually surges forward. Usually people dwell on yesterday, not realizing that each tomorrow brings new knowledge, and the day that is hardly over has already engendered new accumulations." [Supermundane, 138]


3. "Effective hope becomes aspiration and acquires the power of the fiery engine of the life of the spirit. ...Affirm the profound significance of the future as the only sphere where humanity can be directed, because the future is a bridge to Infinity. ...The future shines with the lights of unheard-of possibilities, because everything is in the future. Only people who have tuned their consciousness to the key of the future can be the true drivers of humanity." [Facets of Agni Yoga 1955, 558]


4. "Precisely, he who wishes to be liberated from the past should strive into the future. Striving with one’s entire being protects one from downfalls; take for example the moving heavenly bodies... Karma can be changed by an irresistible striving." [Hierarchy, 290]


5. “Few seem to understand that the projecting of the consciousness into the future is the formation of a guiding magnet. But what matters is that the consciousness should be fully directed into the future. Many seem to think that they may sometimes ponder about the future, and then again dive into the past. Not isolated thoughts should be allotted to the future, but the essence of consciousness should be attuned in the key of the future. It is impossible to force oneself to such transformation. One can attain only by growing to love the future." [Fiery World II, 60]


6. "... How great is the joy of being able to live in the future. Such a way of life is in harmony with evolution. One must learn not to belittle the past and to understand that the present does not exist – everything either was or will be.

It is not easy to perceive the future as reality. People are not able to think about the future because they are afraid of it. They fear that the future will not include them. They do not wish to think about the continuity of life and have no idea that they can cooperate with a Subtle World." [Supermundane, 529]


7. "The evidence of daring yearning for the future indicates that the spirit is ready for fiery cognitions." [Fiery World I, 425]


Tangla. The Song of Shambhala by Nicholas Roerich. 19438. "... It has long been said that life is an uninterruptible current. It can be said that life is a flight into the future. ... Love for the future is the most powerful impeller and it safeguards the worker from stagnation. ... The Thinker said to children, “Love the future, and your wings will grow.” [Supermundane, 861]


9. "The greatness and height of the spirit are measured by its ability to realize the distant facets of the future." [Facets of Agni Yoga 1953, 417]


10. "The radii of consciousness of the future and the distant past give and the circle of expansion of consciousness corresponding. And only then does the content of the present give the right perspective." [Facets of Agni Yoga 1953, 417]


11. "In the future – good. In the future – a magnet. In the future – reality. Love the past when it emerges from the acquired depths, but live in the future. ...We think about the future not by laws, but by the charms of future improvements." [Future by Nicholas Roerich]


12. "The thought of the future is the transformation of life." [Facets of Agni Yoga 1951, 38]


13. " The striving into the future is the best liberation from the earthly husks. ... And it is not too difficult to accustom oneself to think about the future, if the striving to the Most High is already assimilated. Thus affirm in all actions the usefulness of the understanding of the future. Many remembrances, regrets, offenses and unnecessary things of the past only repulse the already formed magnetism of the future. The magnetism of the future is a great moving force, and it must be understood as absolute reality." [Fiery World II, 44]


14. "... The ways of striving... should be transmuted in the consciousness, for one cannot command them intellectually. Only with the eyes of the heart can one see whether there are still more ways to increase striving. One should rejoice at each act of full striving.. ... An intensified harmony arises when all the strings of the heart resound. Do not take such comparisons as mere symbols; long ago We spoke about the eyes of the heart. Indeed, man sees through them, and hears with the ears of the heart. ... For even rapids can be crossed on a rainbow of Light. But the rainbow comes only after the storm. Thus let us understand the highest degrees of striving." [Supermundane, 91]


Terra Slavonica. Slavonic Land by Nicholas Roerich. 194315. "We need to throw a bridge into the future, we don't need to look back. If you made a mistake, think about what you should have done and do it next time. Don't feel sorry for the past. Relationships change, so does the aura." [Tips for every day by Yuri Roerich]


16. "By building a future that is affirmed in the present, we overcome the imperfection of life." [Facets of Agni Yoga 1954, 386]


17. "The future belongs to us completely and inseparably. The whole future, to the extreme limits of infinity, is our property. We can formalize it, we can saturate it with our images, dream about it, believe in it and build it the way our will wants. The future belongs to us, thought outlines the ways, thought creates. ...Many things are impossible in life, but everything is possible in the future. Everything is in our power, everything is achievable, everything is feasible, and there are no barriers to the creative power of thought... You can dream about the future, you can cast the farthest anchors and create this future according to your ideal. ...In the past – nothing, in the present – so little, in the future – everything." [Еxcerpts by Boris Abramov from the book "Aspiring Heart", 12]


18. "The future is a plastic material for the creative will." [Facets of Agni Yoga 1953, 427]


19. "The future is the field of realization of desires and aspirations of the present. Therefore, the levers of the future are in our hands." [Facets of Agni Yoga 1954, 655]


20. "... Let us affirm the future with thoughts, feelings and deeds of the present and in the present, for the present is given to affirm the future." [Facets of Agni Yoga 1952, 322]


21. "The world of the present is only a springboard into the future." [Facets of Agni Yoga 1952, 327]


22. "No matter how good the present is, the future is always wider, and deeper, and more significant. Only a decaying consciousness has no future." [Facets of Agni Yoga 1953, 410]


23. "There is no future for ignorance." [Facets of Agni Yoga 1955, 141]


24. "When joy for the future lives in the heart, then each impediment is merely a step for ascent." [Fiery World III, 239]


25. "Living in the future always moves forward. And where are the limits of the future?!" [Еxcerpts by Boris Abramov from the book "Aspiring Heart" 1952, 85]



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