Concerto No. 5 for Piano and Orchestra in F minor by I.S. Bach

Farsightedness of spirit

Waiting by Nicholas Roerich. 19411. "A prophet is a person who possesses spiritual foresight. Recall that there is nearsightedness and farsightedness on the physical plane, and it will be easy to understand the quality of spiritual farsightedness.

It would be utterly ignorant to deny prophecy. It would be completely stupid to reproach the prophets.

If we investigate the prophecies that happen to have been preserved, examining them with an impartial, scientific eye, what do we see? We find people who, with no regard for personal profit or loss, caught a glance of an approaching page of history, were alarmed, and forewarned the people. Among what are known as prophecies one does not find selfish intentions, one does not find criminal self-interest, one does not find slander. The symbols in the images seen are attributable to the tinting in the distant lenses." [Leaves of Morya’s Garden II, 324]


2. "... N.K. is not only a benevolent prophet who calls for pure thinking, abstinence and all-forgiveness, as people do see him, but he is also a true leader and builder, for he knows the battle of life and he arms his co-workers for participation in this battle. He strikes at everything dark and ignorant. Sometimes it seems that his wisdom and foresight are endless..." [Letters of Helena Roerich I, 21 October 1931]


3. "The follower of wisdom likes to look ahead for a long time." [Diary of Helena Roerich, 22.07.1923]


The Command by Nicholas Roerich. 19174. "He is right who can completely cover the judgments of his adversary without touching upon the beginning or end. For this one has to be – if only in small measure – a prophet, or rather a truly far-sighted one." [New Era Community, 164]


5. "Mercy is not an easy concept, and only the very far-sighted can scrutinize the effects of it. When magnanimity prompts, “Let live!” this verdict will not be difficult. Perhaps, precisely in this hour destruction might have been approaching, but the far-sighted one understood that the positive is greater than the negative. For the near-sighted such mercy is unfitting, but for the far-sighted it is as an arrow into the target." [Brotherhood, 86]


6. "... Justice must be sighted and farsighted." [Letters of Helena Roerich in 9 Volumes - 7. 003]


7. "... The wise words of Confucius: "He who does not take into account either slander, slowly absorbed into the brain, or insults that wound the body like ulcers, he can truly be called wise. For whom neither slander nor insults matter, he can be called farsighted." [Letters of Helena Roerich in 9 Volumes - 3. 220]



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