Pearl of Searching by Nicholas Roerich. 1924 1. "... To be practical and resourceful on Earth, and at the same time to know the invisible, fiery reality that exists beyond the transient changing forms. So two worlds: the world of the truly existing and the world of external forms, combine harmoniously in consciousness. This will be the merging of worlds in the human mind." [Facets of Agni Yoga 1958, 834]


2. "... It is necessary to accommodate the opposites: it is necessary to become not of this world, and at the same time, it is necessary to stand firmly on the ground, firmly with human feet and hands to do things. It is necessary to show resourcefulness, simple, everyday, earthly, it is necessary to be more practical than the most practical people, and at the same time to be not of this world, to be only a guest of this world of transient and temporary conditions, to be only a traveler of the boundless path..." [Facets of Agni Yoga 1956, 540]


3. A person "must show a solid practical ingenuity in everyday affairs and a clear, clear thought in the field of spiritual phenomena. And if he doesn't want to, no outsider should notice any signs of unusual in him. Christ was a carpenter, Sergius was a builder. All of them firmly trod the Earth, although Their World was not of this world." [Facets of Agni Yoga 1969, 476]


4. "Practical acumen, quick ingenuity are our favorite traits in a person's character. They can be exercised and developed… To surprise people with ingenuity, you need to have a lot of it yourself. The solution is that when focusing thoughts on any phenomenon, subject or question, they expand, as if revealing their further possibilities and new combinations of their elements and illuminating their best combinations. Ingenuity comes this way, and long practice and experience make the process fast and almost lightning fast." [Facets of Agni Yoga 1956, 298]


5. "Russian resourcefulness lives among the people and is the basis of common sense and balance." [Letters of Helena Roerich in 9 Volumes - 7. 125]


6. "The mind, which is sober, savvy, practical, able to quickly navigate in the most unusual conditions – such should be the mind ... It is necessary to strengthen consciousness ..." [Facets of Agni Yoga 1969, 5]



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