Polonaise in A minor by M.K. Oginsky

Inner integrity

St. Francis by Nicholas Roerich. 19321. "Not pulling apart in pieces, but a monolith. Inner concentration, not flying in different directions. Wholeness, not flakes. The diamond is especially valuable because its particles are especially tightly connected. This is his strength. It is not difficult for the wind to scatter a pile of sand, but no wind will break off a particle from a diamond. In striving for solidity, the spirit crystallizes and a stone is formed on which it is truly possible to build strongholds. A house is being built not on sand, but on stone. This is the only way the structure of life will stand." [Еxcerpts by Boris Abramov from the book "Aspiring Heart" 1952, 131]


2. "The monolith of the spirit depends on the unity of thought, quality and action." [Facets of Agni Yoga 1966, 304]


3. "It is most pernicious when halfwayness insinuates itself into one who is affirming himself upon the path, because then there results duality of thought and action. Hence, halfwayness is the enemy of the Teaching, and when We see halfwayness in relation to Hierarchy, this destructive attitude must be eradicated; for without integrity there can be no construction. Hence, the disciples must understand how important it is to have complete striving. For this one should renounce personal comfort, conceit, self-pity, self-deception, and should always remember that Hierarchy must not be burdened." [Hierarchy, 303]


4. "Only in complete striving can the spirit unfold its wings." [Fiery World III, 94]


5. "... When outlining a plan of action, one must ask oneself what the will wants and whether it really wants. And where the seal of the will is imposed, there can be no duality of consciousness. The monolith of the will is the beginning, undivided in itself. They can create and achieve." [Facets of Agni Yoga 1953, 92]


6. "Just learn to aspire. Do not scatter, but assemble yourself into a monolith; fuse the scattered parts of your essence into one whole. Choose the best shape for the alloy. Try it on for the future. Affirm the perspective of life." [Еxcerpts by Boris Abramov from the book "Aspiring Heart" 1952, 85]


7. "...The earthly and the Supermundane must be understood as an indivisible reality. People tend to oppose such a concept. Some demean the earthly, and others blaspheme the Supermundane. ...The wholeness of the Universe is Beauty, and one must love all creation, for only then can one’s mission be fulfilled." [Supermundane, 519]



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