Balance. Equilibrium

Lumen Coeli by Nicholas Roerich. 19311. "…Equilibrium is a proportionate tension of energy. Only thus is it possible to restore and strengthen one’s forces. …The incompetent physician warns against expenditure of strength, but strength is dissipated through lack of equilibrium. Truly, then, equilibrium will be the best, the only panacea." [Brotherhood, 44]


2. "The state of equilibrium is the conservation of forces. Balance is the gathering of forces together. Balance is a state of harmony achieved. Balance is the concentration of the spirit. Balance is finding oneself in the center of great tranquility. ...Balance is staying on the heights of the spirit at the vertex point. The balance of the spirit is a manifest victory. Balance is the beginning of the path of the Great Ones. We will not tire in the eternal struggle for its affirmation..." [Facets of Agni Yoga 1954, 425]


3. "In earlier times some people called equilibrium the Middle Path, Golden Path, Scale of Wisdom, Great Rhythm, Supermundane Breath. But ignorant people believed that equilibrium is nothing but indifference. …But whence will come an understanding of equilibrium if the science of thinking is not studied in the schools? …One can look into the depths of one’s heart only when there is true equilibrium, which is not the same as calmness. Equilibrium bestows insight, and requires the intensification of all one’s energies. Thus, let us not forget equilibrium as a true bridge to the Supermundane World. The Thinker advised, “Weave the wings of equilibrium, then you will not fall into an abyss.”” [Supermundane, 820]


4. "Only the bond with the Higher World can restore balance." [Aum, 64]


5. "Balance and harmony are one concept. ...It is said: “Balance is established according to the development of the will.” Therefore, the action directed by the Will of the Supreme in accordance with the cosmic laws, establishes harmony and creates balance. The lower will, colored by the lust of the self, generates the horrors of destruction… Improvement will lead to balance or harmony." [Letters of Helena Roerich in 9 Volumes - 4. 081]


6. "Constant equilibrium is the adornment of the wise." [Supermundane, 741]


7. "In all ancient Teachings, the Golden Path, or Balance, was indicated. And whoever wanted to join the great knowledge had to avoid all excesses both in one direction and in the other. And nothing has been so distorted as this very concept of equilibrium. It seems to me that this has happened and is happening primarily from the difficulty with which people generally get used to discipline. It is much easier for them to go to extremes, and indulge in exhausting fasting, and put on chains, and weaken themselves, than to develop alertness and self-control with full preservation of strength. But without self-control, nothing is available." [Letters of Helena Roerich in 9 Volumes - 1. 165]


8. "...Equilibrium is the basis of the existence of every manifested thing, when the centrifugal and centripetal forces of matter and the energies that make up it are balanced so that its form is preserved. ... Therefore, we can say that the phenomenon of balance is the basis of human existence and his bodily health." [Facets of Agni Yoga 1956, 289]


Svyatogor by Nicholas Roerich. 1942 or 19389. "The power of the balance of the spirit is immeasurable. There are no such energies that can resist it, because they themselves are neutralized by it and are exhausted in their strength. Balance is a solid foundation. ... Consciousness has a tendency to rush from pole to pole: from hope to despair, from joy to grief, from rise to fall. The balance of the spirit excludes arrhythmic swings. And consciousness is directed from the poles to the center and is held there in a state of dynamic equilibrium. ...Consciousness that has not aspired to the poles can control the phenomenon, because it does not merge with it and does not identify itself. ...To neutralize the waves of nasty phenomena means to master their power and subordinate them to your will. ... Let's gather the power of balance in the stronghold of the spirit and remember: no one can stand against balance!" [Facets of Agni Yoga 1953, 80]


10. "Sameness in luck and failure, in joy and sorrow, in health and illness and in all circumstances of life will be a step towards achieving balance of spirit ..." [Facets of Agni Yoga 1963, 277]


11. "Losing balance means losing everything. Equilibrium is a state of collected, concentrated force for action, which can be directed in the desired direction. Disequilibrium scatters and disperses forces to the sides, shattering the monolith of concentrated thought into thousands of fragments." [Facets of Agni Yoga 1959, 359]


12. "Only complete equilibrium can give the desired degree of tension. For any strong physical action, a fulcrum is needed. For a strong action, this fulcrum will be an equilibrium." [Facets of Agni Yoga 1956, 89]


13. "Everything and everyone who seeks to deprive us of balance can be regarded as a hostile principle to the fires of the spirit, which tends to extinguish them. As long as the shell of calm is not pierced, the spirit is invulnerable, because balance is an indicator of the complete invulnerability of the spirit. Hostile energies bounce off the aura of balance like bullets from thick armor... The balance shield is the most reliable and durable. ...Balance and calmness are two sides of the same medal - the medal of indestructible fortitude and strength of the spirit. Spare no effort, no thoughts, no aspirations to assert these most valuable and necessary qualities in yourself. Having lost them, you lose everything, and exactly what you allowed them to be violated for. The magnetic power of these qualities is enormous. By asserting them, a person strengthens the magnet of his spirit extraordinarily. ...Will is the core of balance and tranquility. So, the will must be strained ..." [Facets of Agni Yoga 1956, 879]


14. "Let it be what it will be, but the balance must be maintained at any price. ... It is better to lose everything, but to keep the balance, than to gain everything by losing the balance." [Facets of Agni Yoga 1964, 79]


15. "The ball is a symbol of balance. It is difficult to catch hold of the ball and it is difficult to grasp it: there are no protrusions. And it is impossible to stay on it even when trying to trample it with your heel. The result will be a drop of a trying person. ...Take care to keep the balance." [Facets of Agni Yoga 1956, 330]


16. "Balance is the core of the spiral, it is the basis of the essence, it is the secret of victory." [Еxcerpts by Boris Abramov from the book "Aspiring Heart" 1952, 19]


17. "Every one of you must help to maintain the equilibrium." [Heart, 226]



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