Chaconne by T.A. Vitali


Terra Slavonica. Slavonic Land by Nicholas Roerich. 19431. "True patriotism is not in narrow nationalism, but in true selfless love for the Motherland, in respect for everything and for all nations inhabiting and enriching and elevating it! The true power and beauty of the country lies precisely in this diversity with a single great foundation of the Motherland. ...Patriotism is the highest, noblest and most sacred feeling, but narrow nationalism or chauvinism is self-destruction." [Letters of Helena Roerich in 9 Volumes - 2. 043]


2. "... Love for the Motherland is a sacred feeling. Namely, national consciousness is an expression of the character of the nation, and character or quality is the greatest value in each manifestation. People and countries should protect the basis of their character, their individuality, developing and enriching it with all the flowers growing in their meadow, with all the opportunities available to them. Precisely, the task of the national genius is to realize and pass through the prism of his consciousness all the achievements of all peoples and centuries and give his own unbroken synthesis of this conglomerate of creative manifestations. But in a small representation, national consciousness is isolation and, consequently, limitation. Any isolation is pernicious, it is unnatural, because it is against the law of the unity of Being. And since the laws are the same in everything, everything that separates and shrinks leads to shrinkage and death. The Law of Being points to a constant expansion and boundless disclosure. Only in this unfolding, only in the unceasing accommodation of all possibilities, is eternal life." [Letters of Helena Roerich in 9 Volumes - 4. 005]


3. "True patriotism and leavened patriotism are two antipodes. One concept is inclusive and therefore growing, the other is exclusive, compressing and therefore dying. The laws are the same in everything." [Letters of Helena Roerich in 9 Volumes - 2. 043]


4. "Love the Motherland. Love the Russian people. Love all peoples in all the vastness of our Homeland. Let this love teach you to love the whole of humanity. To love your homeland, you need to know it. Let the knowledge of foreign countries only lead to the Motherland, to all its untold treasures. ...Love the Motherland with all your might – and she will love you." [The Covenant by Nicholas Roerich]


5. "Let’s be ready to bring all our strength to serve her [Homeland] for the benefit of all mankind, for, truly, only Russia can keep the balance of the world." [Letters of Helena Roerich in 9 Volumes - 5. 089]


6. "We can be against the war with all our heart, but we know the beauty of duty to the Motherland. In the history of our state, the Highest, Most Peace-loving Ascetic inspired the people and even sent his monks to fight against the enemies of the Motherland. We honor Him for that. His Covenants we go with!" [Letters of Helena Roerich in 9 Volumes - 2. 046]


7. "... Love for the Motherland leads a person to a podvig ..." [Facets of Agni Yoga 1961, 535]


8. "In the name of love for the Motherland, the hero of death looks fearlessly in the face, ready to die for her. Sacrifice, rejection and renunciation are for them who do not know love. But for Love, it is an offering and a joyful return." [Facets of Agni Yoga 1961, 272]



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