1. "The structure of the eye is a miracle. But they are used to this miracle, no one thinks about it. And everyone began to stare, but not to look, to look, but not to see. Similarly, the ability of perception ... can lose the irrepressible freshness of wonderfulness and, covered with a touch of ordinariness, lose part of its flame. ...We will preserve the spirit of strangeness in everything and not let the gray dragon [of ordinariness] triumph. He will make everything gray." [Facets of Agni Yoga 1953, 424].
2. "... The replacement of the old with the new is often painful; the struggle is sometimes difficult, but the spiral that directs puts consciousness in a state of constant renewal. Therefore, the freshness of novelty, vigor and youthfulness of the spirit is noted in the upward striving of consciousness." [Facets of Agni Yoga 1956, 132]
3. "The Arhat possesses the ability to prevent his feelings from becoming blunted. This rare ability is acquired by Him only through fiery tension. …Everyone who approached Him felt his unfailing freshness of heart. This continuous acuteness is attained not by a special technique, but by a simple opening of the heart. … Yet, because of the deadening influence of daily routine, how many priests have lost that which they had accumulated! Daily routine is the great testing stone. It opens the Gates of Eternity and affirms Fire." [Fiery World I, 407]
4. "Thinking about the future is like refreshing the soul. Consciousness breaks out of the vicious circle of everyday life and touches the spheres not limited by the surrounding conditions. Thought gets freedom." [Facets of Agni Yoga 1968, 500]