Serpent of Wisdom [Ancient Serpent] by Nicholas Roerich. 19241. "The crown of the Universe is Thought, for only conscious thought can create. Therefore, a thinking person, illuminated by the light of spirituality, is called the Crown of the Universe and the Creator." [Letters of Helena Roerich in 9 Volumes - 3. 099]


2. "The Living Ethics consists of disciplines that enable you to become more conscious in any sphere, but alas, people avoid such daily disciplines." [Supermundane, 249]


3. "You know how slowly the consciousness grows; the transformation of the home of the consciousness – the heart – is likewise a slow process. So it should be accepted that a person who pays no thought to the heart will not succeed in improving his consciousness." [Heart, 358]


4. "Consciousness in everything and responsibility for everything will unspeakably accelerate the ascent." [Facets of Agni Yoga 1952, 163]


5. "... All the gifts of perfection must be maintained consciously, namely, not only "inspiration, delight and so-called enthusiasm, but also patience, and accommodation, and all great tolerance are created consciously. The gifts of perfection do not come from outside, but the fiery hearth lives in the depths of consciousness." [Letters of Helena Roerich in 9 Volumes - 7. 070] ([Infinity I, 93])


6. "Only when our consciousness remains our sole possession do we feel the freedom of ascent." [Fiery World II, 177]


7. "Power ... is established over everything, and above all over the life of one's consciousness. Awareness means consciousness, but not the dregs of... reflex passivity." [Facets of Agni Yoga 1952, 158]


8. "Only intelligent aspiration will lead to the goal." [Supermundane, 323]


9. "People speak about the necessity of feeding the mind with books – this will be an external manifestation. But without aspiration the feeding of the mind will be a formal and fruitless process. Striving must come from within, without external causes. The obstacles of life cannot influence the quality of aspiration. ...Losing aspiration, man ceases to be a conscious being." [New Era Community, 227]


10. "Everything conscious begins to live at an accelerated pace." [Letters of Helena Roerich in 9 Volumes - 9. 183]


11. "Consciousness enhances what is realized." [Facets of Agni Yoga 1956, 164]


The Unspilled Chalice by Nicholas Roerich. 192712. "Consciousness enhances the phenomenon according to the degree of awareness." [Facets of Agni Yoga 1952, 332]


13. "In continuous conscious striving the energy acquires discipline. Awareness of labor is the basis of development of consciousness, that is to say, the beginning of the action of psychic energy." [Aum, 477]


14. "Awareness and attentiveness prepare us with a vast field for creative work." [Heart, 518]


15. "Service to the common good can and should be carried out in all conditions. But, of course, with conscious cooperation, such service increases in an unaccountable progression." [Letters of Helena Roerich in 9 Volumes - 6. 080]


16. "So the Lord Buddha said: "Of the two people who made the same mistake, the one who did not realize it is the worst." For one cannot expect a person who is not aware of his guilt to reveal the energy to stop his delusion." [Letters of Helena Roerich in 9 Volumes - 6. 114]


17. "It is necessary to make sure that every action, even the slightest, is conscious. If I take a book or hold out my hand, so that it happens consciously." [Yuri Roerich]


18. "... Everything that happens in the microcosm, every reaction to the environment, every response to external influences will be repeated in one form or another in the direction already laid down. To realize the essence of this reaction and to see its recurrence in the future is the first step, to direct the reaction in the proper direction or not to let it flare up at all is the second. It is necessary to impose a strong seal of consciousness on all reactions of the microcosm, avoiding reflexivity. ...It is necessary to use the fiery sword of the will to regulate the movement of the energies of the microcosm. It is necessary to replace the unformed, vague, amorphous state of consciousness with clear crystal facets." [Facets of Agni Yoga 1952, 194]


19. "It is a mistake to think that the ascent of consciousness can be accomplished by attainment of supernatural exaltation. As below, so above: labor and experience everywhere. ... All actions of a yogi take into account the most detailed considerations. One can see keen observation and precision in every act of a yogi. In his actions, no prejudice, no useless habit is permitted. He walks like a lion. He strikes unhesitatingly, but does not crush what is unworthy of notice, or too weak to threaten. Thus, one must evaluate the true meaning of one's every action. ... The gardener studies each new root found in his garden. And for the yogi, each thread of consciousness will be a thread to the far-off worlds." [Agni Yoga, 225]



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