Overture to Op. The Marriage of Figaro by W.A. Mozart

Resourcefulness. Quick wit

Shambhale Daik (The Message of Shambhala) by Nicholas Roerich. 1933 (?)1. "On the steps of ascent, the first condition will be self-help and resourcefulness." [Fiery World II, 315]


2. "The command of necessity infuses one with resourcefulness." [Agni Yoga, 295]


3. "Irrepressible striving must also embrace complete resourcefulness." [Fiery World I, 200]


4. "By example, you can instruct others in resourcefulness. In every circumstance are contained different possibilities, but the mind must be directed toward the light." [Leaves of Morya’s Garden I, 264]


5. "Stay constant not only when in Communion with Me but also when left to your own devices, for only then is resourcefulness of the spirit forged." [Leaves of Morya’s Garden II, 42]


6. "Resourcefulness and alacrity of thought can be developed by constant exercise. The first condition will be to think about these qualities; later it is useful to keep thought inwardly directed, so that it may remain alive during diverse occupations." [Brotherhood, 202]


7. "Poor is the master craftsman who does not make use of all the riches of nature. For the skillful carver, a bent tree is a precious treasure. A good weaver uses each spot for the embellishment of his carpet. The goldsmith rejoices at each unusual alloy of metals. Only the mediocre craftsman will deplore everything unusual. Only an impoverished imagination is satisfied with the limits set by others. The true master develops great acuteness and resourcefulness in himself." [Fiery World I, 472]


8. "Resourcefulness is needed in everything, because only THOUGHT wins! We have a whole arsenal of weapons for everything, but we need to remember this and know where and which is better to use." [Letters of Helena Roerich in 9 Volumes - 5. 035]


9. "All great victories were won by resourcefulness or unexpected actions." [Letters of Helena Roerich in 9 Volumes - 3. 022]


The Messenger by Svetoslav Roerich. 194710. "Let's rejoice at the unexpected blows and from the unintended side. It is they who strengthen resourcefulness and a state of eternal alertness." [Facets of Agni Yoga 1952, 626]


11. "Craftiness and resourcefulness are different qualities. Craftiness is defense, cunning, a clinging to the old. Resourcefulness is the future, mobility, devotion. No one can criticize resourcefulness. When the ship speeds towards its destination, does it matter if it tacks to port or to starboard? We are not astonished at the zigzags of its course as it sails against the wind, because it conquers obstacles all the same. Craftiness, on the contrary, provokes only disgust. One can see that craftiness does not aim to the future, since it stands in defense of only the way things are; it is an example of valueless existence." [Agni Yoga, 458]


12. "By the way, managers often learn more from people with less consciousness than from approximately equal in level. For the little ones, asking us questions, make us strain all our resourcefulness to explain to them in a form accessible to them. It turns out to be a great exercise in clarity of thinking. Verily, by teaching, we learn." [Letters of Helena Roerich in 9 Volumes - 2. 024]


13. "Long since has the necessity of an intelligible language for each listener been spoken about, but in life this is very rarely applied. ... First of all you must test your resourcefulness and adaptability in the most diverse conditions. Ease of methods of thinking will create the wings of your thought. You may begin with the most characteristic expression of your listener. The habitual word becomes easily fastened in his consciousness, but for this one should observe sympathetically everything characteristic. One has to have a thousand eyes!" [New Era Community, 222]



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