Flute solo from the opera “Orpheus and Eurydice” by Gluck


Roses of the Heart (Madonna of the Roses) by Svetoslav Roerich. 19231. "The best action is that of the heart. Very carefully guard the heart quality. This quality comes by way of many sufferings, but the Fire of the heart is sacred Fire." [Fiery World III, 496]


2. "To live with the heart means to live with the psychic life of the spirit. The Spirit lives by the heart and in the heart. ... The physical apparatus of the heart is only a conductor of the invisible. The heart is the center of the inexhaustible eternal energy of life. It is the basis of immortality. The heart is the citadel of the spirit." [Facets of Agni Yoga 1952, 486]


3. "When words are unnecessary, then begins the realization through the heart." [Fiery World II, 96]


4. "The heart is an organ for communicating with the Invisible World." [Facets of Agni Yoga 1954, 463]


5. "One should become accustomed to the heart’s expression. One cannot better express his constant striving than in prayer of the heart." [AUM, 32]


6. "Truth is in the heart, knowledge is in the heart, revelation is in the heart. … All cognitions of the Supermundane are formed in the heart. Thought has its origin in the heart, and is then conveyed to the brain. Let everyone who wishes to turn to the Supermundane summon the power of his heart, for it alone will resound to Infinity." [Supermundane, 689]


7. "...Hypocrisy is based on heartlessness. Indeed, the bond with the higher spheres is formed through the heart, a heart generous in all its expressions." [Supermundane, 244]


8. "...True devotion to the Good is born in the heart, not in the mind. The heart’s striving must be understood not as an abstraction, but as a reality." [Supermundane, 465]


9. "Truly, the successful development of the heart rests entirely upon moral foundations. These foundations transform the physical nature and vivify the spirit." [Heart, 111]


10. "The heart is an infallible judge." [Facets of Agni Yoga 1953, 96]


11. "The will and the heart acting together is an irresistible force." [Facets of Agni Yoga 1954, 288]


12. "To see with the eyes of the heart; to hear the roar of the world with the ears of the heart; to peer into the future with the understanding of the heart; to remember past accumulations through the heart—that is how the aspirant must boldly advance on the path of ascent. Creativity embraces the fiery potential and comes to be saturated with the sacred fire of the heart. Therefore, on the path of the Hierarchy, on the path of the Great Service, on the path of Communion, synthesis is the one luminous path of the heart." [Heart, 1]


13. "The heart thinks, asserts the heart, unites the heart. ...The heart will shudder first, the heart will tremble first, the heart will know a lot before the reason of the brain dares to think. Without taking away the tortuous path of the brain, can we keep silent about the most direct achievement of the heart ..." [Heart, 353]


14. "Thus, a single glimpse alone means little. One must perceive through the heart the essence of what is taking place." [Fiery World II, 277]


15. "…Creativeness is an expression of the energy of the heart. How beautiful is this mighty energy when perceived, educated and applied to action!" [Fiery Stronghold by Nicholas Roerich]


16. "Culture ... lives in the human heart, and therefore its first quality will be cordiality." [Letters of Helena Roerich in 9 Volumes - 4. 170]


17. "Watch out, my dear ones, and for friends. Pay attention, warm your heart. After all, the word of the heart acts as a healing balm, and in our time of terrifying bitterness, these fires of the heart are absolutely necessary. So kindle all the fires and attract suffering and seeking souls with them. There is no magnet more powerful than cordiality, use it widely." [Letters of Helena Roerich in 9 Volumes - 4.  130]


18. "It is the ability to help that is the great art. Creativity is manifested in it – creativity of good. ...A friendly heartfelt word will be especially appreciated. On top of the material assistance is the help of the heart. And the rarest and most valuable flowers grow in this garden. ...The sentinel goods should be on guard. Help, help with kind advice; look with a kind eye and do not abandon the kindness of the heart." [Diary Leaves by Nicholas Roerich vol.3, March 24, 1942]


19. "The heart of goodness sows around itself health, smiles, and spiritual wellbeing." [Heart, 63]


20. "Cordiality is the magnet that holds the whole structure." [Letters of Helena Roerich in 9 Volumes - 5.  046]


21. "The most cordial conversation is face to face. That's how they like to talk in the East." [Tips for every day by Yuri Roerich]


22. "... conducting discourses while taking into consideration the consciousness of one’s listener is a difficult art. Neither knowledge, nor straight-knowledge, but a heartfelt attitude will help one to gauge the consciousness of one’s interlocutor.

... Everyone’s consciousness is individual, and only a loving heart can sense what has been assimilated in the depths of the consciousness." [Supermundane, 779]


23. "Every teacher must be a pupil of the heart, without it all our aspirations will end in destruction. Woe to those with hearts of stone." [Supermundane, 689]


24. "So much that is beautiful ends up being destroyed due to ignorance of the temple of the heart. But let us adamantly strive to be aware of heartfelt warmth, and let us start feeling ourselves to be bearers of this temple." [Heart, 5]


25. "The works of the heart are understood in a narrow sense, and not even always in a pure sense. We must bring the entire world into the sphere of the heart, because the heart is the microcosm of everything that exists." [Heart, 277]


26. "All actions can be divided into the heartfelt and the heartless. Humanity should remember this distinction, especially now. ... heartfelt warmth will shine in every glance and smile." [Supermundane, 40]




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