Symphony No. 4 in C Minor, Op. 12: IV. Finale by S.I. Taneev


1. "... The ability to maintain equilibrium is appreciated, whether in success or in failure, and the ability to continue to strive toward the chosen goal whatever the difficulties. But first one must have a goal and realize that without it there can be no advance. From such an attitude comes the possibility of great achievement. Achievement is demanded of everyone." [Supermundane, 174]


2. "Desire does not mean podvig. Podvig means comprehending necessity. Desire can grow; it can be renounced or modified. The torrent rushes forth not out of desire but out of an inevitability rooted in necessity. The spirit knows where there is a jolt of desire and where a rock of necessity. … Only when aware of dire necessity will you swim to the other side." [Leaves of Morya’s Garden II, 205]


3. "The rage of persuasiveness wins." [Facets of Agni Yoga 1952, 320]


4. "It was said long ago, “Triumph over your self.” But it is equally right to say, “Assure yourself.” A victory frequently prompts a reverse blow of pride, but self-assurance strengthens one on the path of evolution." [Supermundane, 882]


5. "Yet it is not the words but the thought that convinces and regenerates the consciousness. Thought can be sharpened only by psychic energy." [New Era Community, 219]


6. "One can concentrate power in a single word and thus multiply the effect. Not a torrent, but lightning, is the symbol of the command. Much inner work is needed to produce the most concise and most convincing." [Fiery World I, 329]


7. "And the steel of the word flashes in the furnace of Truth." [Leaves of Morya’s Garden I, 181]


8. "A personal example is the most convincing action." [Letters of Helena Roerich in 9 Volumes - 6. 158]


9. "It is only cheerfulness and tirelessness that give credibility to creation, and amazing, attractive qualities are contained in persuasiveness." [The Truth Is Unbreakable by Nicholas Roerich]


10. "Words and beliefs are powerless until the heart itself sounds fully. Each heart has its own time limit." [Facets of Agni Yoga 1958, 753]


11. "Only firmness of convictions and courage cause respect and lead to success..." [Letters of Helena Roerich in 9 Volumes - 3. 055]


12. "Quests of new approaches to truth should be welcomed. If one’s conviction is steadfast that Truth is one, there can be no fear that some other truth will be found." [AUM, 484]


13. "Freedom of belief is the first rule of every true Teaching." [Letters of Helena Roerich in 9 Volumes - 3. 213]



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