K. Richter. In Memoriam


Agni Yoga. Projects for Frescoes (II)<br>by Nicholas Roerich. 19281. "Sensitiveness reveals a degree of culture." [Agni Yoga, 457]


2. "A sensitive heart must be treated with care. It beats not for itself, but for the General Good." [Supermundane, 652]


3. "Manifestation of the link with the Higher World bestows a quality of sensitiveness and clarity which is not made turbid by the dark currents..." [AUM, 51]


4. "Sensitivity is detachment from oneself and the transfer of consciousness into the object of observation. Whether it's a space, or a person, or a book, or an idea – the self everywhere interferes with proper concentration. ...Spirit and self are antipodes..." [Еxcerpts by Boris Abramov from the book "Aspiring Heart" 1952, 132]


5. "Sensitiveness applied by the spirit gives keenness of perception. Thus, by applying the sensitiveness of the heart one may reach the highest aspirations." [Infinity II, 365]


6. "Outside the window a call was heard. One worker brushed it aside: “Don't disturb me, I’m busy!” Another one promised to come but forgot. A third came after work, but the place was already empty. A fourth began to quiver on hearing the call, and setting down his tools, went out at once: “Here I am!” This is called the tremor of sensitivity. Only this tremor, illumined by awareness day and night, leads to the knowledge of the spirit. …If you are able to avoid stifling this tremor of sensitivity, good for you!" [Leaves of Morya’s Garden II, 330]


7. "But still, sometimes the pain inflicted on loved ones hurts the nearest heart very much. And it must be refined to such an extent that it responds sensitively to any pain around. A sensitive heart is a symbol of compassion. Only it can contain the pain of the world. The burden of such a heart is great. ... Suffering for people near and far, for the whole world unspeakably sharpens the receptivity of the heart." [Facets of Agni Yoga 1965, 854]


8. "The most difficult art is the art of creating relationships between people. No art requires the development of such patience and such refined sensitivity. It is necessary to be able to penetrate into the consciousness, into the hearts and moods of all those around and coming; it is necessary to be able to feel the basic tone on which it is possible to unite with them and unite them with others." [Letters of Helena Roerich in 9 Volumes - 4. 076]


9. "One needs to cultivate thinking intensely in order to attain sensitiveness." [AUM, 466]


Viking's Daughter by Nicholas Roerich. 1918 	  10. "... Sensitivity must be cultivated. … Some also think that sensitivity is an inherent quality, and that attempting to develop it is futile. Indeed, sensitivity is an inherent quality, but it depends upon the purity of one’s consciousness. Even in the best instances, it must be developed, or more precisely, called forth from the depths of consciousness." [Supermundane, 573]


11. "…The most important thing is the education of the heart, and moreover from an early age. It is necessary to plant the seeds of love for nature and compassion and sensitivity to all living things." [Letters of Helena Roerich in 9 Volumes - 7. 104]


12. "Let everyone develop sensitivity; then success will follow a hundredfold." [Supermundane, 543]


13. "The warrant of the broadening of consciousness lies in the development of sensitiveness." [Hierarchy, 45]


14. "So too in man exists this fiery sensitiveness, but he tries to suppress it with reasoning." [Fiery World III, 38]


15. "Under the existing conditions of earthly life various pains may be expected, but certainly these sufferings occur, not as a result of sensitiveness, but by reason of abnormality of life. If there were an uninfected atmosphere, then sensitiveness would be seen as a true good; but people prefer to pollute the planet..." [Brotherhood, 208]



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