Moonlight by C. Debussy

Good nature. Complacency

Portrait of Asgari M. Qadir by Svetoslav Roerich. 1941

1. "The beautiful concepts of goodness and kindheartedness should not be demeaned by the ignorant. To them a good-hearted person seems foolish and is not to be trusted. What can be higher than a striving toward beneficence, toward good? It is the wise man who directs all his forces toward good. ... Goodness offers protection against this, but man must first acquire true goodheartedness. It will help to avoid irritation, violent anger, and malice. We are not talking about unimportant and impractical matters. The world is so engulfed in hatred that the life preserver of good is indispensable. Man should search for the many forgotten or corrupted concepts. He must learn to apply them in their true meaning. Much good can be found buried in the dust of the ages.

The Thinker insisted, “Put on the armor of goodwill and you will become unconquerable.” [Supermundane, 850]


2. "Benignity is one of the fiery qualities. But what have people made of this quality? Not flabbiness but full justice is included in benignity. The fiery heart distinctly understands the inadmissibility of malice. It knows about the creativeness which excludes malice as a worthless expedient. Benignity also senses goal-fitness, that is to say, the higher measure of justice." [Fiery World I, 224]


3. "Only with balance and complacency can one hope for rapid progress." [Letters of Helena Roerich in 9 Volumes - 6. 26]


4. "...Show patience, everything will come as it is more useful and, therefore, better. Keep only complacency, you will be protected from many things." [Letters of Helena Roerich in 9 Volumes - 7. 207]


5. "... It is necessary to defend oneself with benevolence, responding to evil with good, with a calm and bright thought. In no case can you allow yourself to sound in unison with an unkind thought sent from the outside. Keeping complacency and unbreakable balance, you can throw away waves of harmful and dark influences unharmed." [Facets of Agni Yoga 1972, 223]


6. "Keep complacency, keep calm, guard the light in yourself in constant burning... And strive to carry the lighted lamp of the Spirit unquenchable." [Facets of Agni Yoga 1957, 32]



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