Life Everlasting by Svetoslav Roerich. 19541. "He who feels the presence of the spirit already rejoices in recognition of his boundlessness." [Agni Yoga, 212]


2. "Joy is the health of the spirit." [Fiery World I, 298]


3. "The joy of the spirit provides all possibilities." [Infinity II, 110]


4. "Joy is also a way of cognition, for the Ineffable is known with joy. Being sounds like the joy of life, and the best hymns to the Father of Being sound with joy. Joy is the key to life." [Facets of Agni Yoga 1951, 50]


5. "Not for despair and tears, but for joy of spirit, have all universal evidences of Beauty been created." [Fiery Stronghold by Nicholas Roerich]


6. "Joy or happiness is what the whole space and being is saturated with. ...Joy is a special wisdom, not from the Earth, but from the Eternal Breath of Life. The whole space sings and sounds with joy on the key of happiness. ...A person lives for happiness. ...Harmony, joy and happiness are forms of revealing life on distant stars, on Higher Worlds. We are preparing for them with the whole course of the earth's evolution, they are the purpose of mankind." [Facets of Agni Yoga 1951, 88]


7. "Without connection with the Higher World there is no progress, there is no true joy." [Letters of Helena Roerich in 9 Volumes - 3.  009]


8. "There is no greater joy and beauty than affirmation of the existence of the Higher World. Prayer is the outcome of realization of the living bond with the Higher World." [AUM, 45]


9. "Joy is the prototype and anticipation of the Higher World ..." [Facets of Agni Yoga 1951, 174]


Portrait of Helena Roerich by Svetoslav Roerich. 1931 10. "He who has learned joy has already stepped onto the path of wisdom." [Supermundane, 559]


11. "Buddha taught his son to maintain joy, because this is a most difficult challenge on Earth." [Agni Yoga, 239]


12. "... Joy generates power. ... joy is a special wisdom. Truly, joy must be recognized, and realized. Gloomy people are clouded over by troubles and sorrows and they cannot see joy. ... From the far-off worlds down to the smallest flower joy offers herself to people. A new supply of strength comes to you every time you allow yourself to be joyous, for there is an intensity in joy that opens the next gate. ... Sadness will be forgotten, but sparks of joy shine forever." [Supermundane, 231]


13. "The conscious affirmation of pure sources of joy will lead to the mastery of this feeling and bring closer to the feeling of cosmic joy, superpersonal joy, the joy of the spirit that has risen above the small and false joys of the earth." [Facets of Agni Yoga 1960, 356]


14. "The path of joyous achievement is a hundredfold shorter than the path of mournful duties." [Fiery World II, 427]


15. "After all, there is joy in suffering and fighting for the Highest. And how much happiness is with Victory!" [Letters of Helena Roerich in 4 Volumes, 2.I.36.]


16. "The joy of overcoming is the joy of special wisdom." [Facets of Agni Yoga 1952, 432]


17. "The joy of struggle is the main note of immortality, the main note of power. An irresistible force is born when we face the struggle not only courageously, but also joyfully. Precisely, we need to rejoice in all kinds of struggle, because this is the only way opportunities are born and our creativity and power are confirmed." [Letters of Helena Roerich in 9 Volumes - 2.  059]


18. "The joy of expanding consciousness is one of the highest and purest joys." [Letters of Helena Roerich in 9 Volumes - 6.  029]


19. "There is no joy higher than the joy of consciousness. In the waves of consciousness lies all the joy of Being!" [Letters of Helena Roerich in 9 Volumes - 1.  073]


20. "... That illumination that comes through joy and love is stronger than any insight that comes through suffering. …But pure joy and love live in the Fiery World, and are seldom experienced by man. During the coming evolution people will realize where their treasure lies, and will turn to this panacea of light. …Scientists must learn how much the rhythm of joy opens the gates to an influx of psychic energy. Science should demonstrate how the power of joy heals. ... The Thinker said, “Sorrow is transitory, joy is everlasting. Love the Light and love the Beautiful.”" [Supermundane, 732]


Still Life by Svetoslav Roerich. 193821. "What an indestructible immunity is created through joy!" [Supermundane, 559]


22. "The joy of spirit frees one from earthly fears." [Fiery World I, 586]


23. "How can one attain success? Remember, through joy—not through despair, but joy. ... Certainly this is not the frisking of a calf on the meadow, but the creative joy which transforms all difficulties." [Fiery World I, 663]


24. "... joy is a rare bird. If it perches at your window, be ready to admit it. Even the smallest, most ordinary joys transform the emanations of man. … We have in mind pure joy, joy about the good, the joy of creativity, otherwise all who live in spite will laugh, and imagine that their own emanations will become filled with light. …The Thinker told the seekers of joy, “Joy is happiness.” [Supermundane, 763]


25. "What is happiness? Happiness is joy, and joy is in beauty. It is the hearth of all the creative forces of man. Happiness is not in gold. ...In gold – luxury. ...Expediency teaches care. Commensurability reminds of harmony, of rhythm. They are the way to happiness." [Happiness by Nicholas Roerich]


26. "The ignorant connect the sensation of joy with a healthy digestion or with success in life, but joy is greater than health and success. It can also exist amidst sickness and humiliation. … Joy is about the future and cannot live in the past. It should be understood that We wish to explain joy as something creative and inspired. Joy is a reliable magnet. We want people to know where their panacea is. They can conduct a better and higher communion in joy. They will find a firm co-worker in joy. They will wish that the world might live in joy." [Supermundane, 55]


27. "... How essential is the joy of being. It is not only a healing remedy but also the best helper for communion with Us. Where does this stimulating feeling, called the joy of being, arise? It does not come from wealth or self-satisfaction, but is often experienced amidst the most grievous difficulties and persecutions. In times of stress, joy is especially valuable and healing. We call it the joy of being, for it does not depend on personal circumstances, success, or profit. This joy has no earthly reasons; it comes as a forerunner of the highest currents, which spiritualize the entire surrounding atmosphere. … Joy is above everything.” [Supermundane, 281]


28. "Yes, the Joy of Being is above all. These words resound in my heart. This joy is the joy of realizing earthly achievements, or the mission entrusted to us. It lives in the very depths of our being and becomes an unquenchable flame when difficult circumstances or cruel injustice strain all the strings of our heart. ...Precisely, every servant of the Common Good in the most difficult hour of his earthly life is inflamed by the realization of the highest joy of the duty performed, or dharma." [Letters of Helena Roerich in 9 Volumes - 6.  090]


Lilies by Svetoslav Roerich. 193829. "The joy of attainment knows all labors and all perils; it crosses the bridge only once and dazzles the enemy with its radiance." [Agni Yoga, 570]


30. "Admiration, delight, joy should also be ordered to yourself. ...The order of joy grows out of constant creative doing... It is important that it be, and then despair will not overwhelm you." [To the distant by Nicholas Roerich]


31. "Life is too beautiful, too great to pollute yourself with an unworthy spectacle. There is too much joy, too much that deserves attention. But you need to know cheerfulness and joy." [Kind Eye by Nicholas Roerich]


32. "Joy is in trust. Joy is in mutual strengthening." [Let's rejoice by Nicholas Roerich]


33. "To give joy is like seeing the sunrise." [To a young friend by Nicholas Roerich]


34. "Happy is the spirit that lives with a thirst to give joy to others, joy to all mankind, to all worlds! Anyone who can feel this joy can truly say: there is no happiness higher than giving joy!" [Letters of Helena Roerich in 9 Volumes - 1. 062]


35. The ability to "bring joy. This quality is contained in the disciplined will. The realization of joy grows through conviction, not through the acquisition of things. There is no condition that cannot be turned into joy." [Supermundane, 55]


36. "The Thinker always called for the realization of joy as the highest form of healing." [Supermundane, 741]



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