Dream by E. Grieg


Bridge of Glory by Nicholas Roerich. 19231. "If during the process of evolution instinct has developed into feeling, then refinement will lead to straight-knowledge." [Infinity II, 374]


2. "Straight-knowledge knows immutably the essence of everything that is happening and everything that has to come into contact with, knows the direction of evolution, knows the future. Straight-knowledge is a synthesis of spirituality… And it will be easier to awaken this knowledge for oneself to that person, who listened and listens more to the heart, choosing it as a guide on one’s life paths." [Letters of Helena Roerich in 9 Volumes - 1. 168]


3. "Straight-knowledge is the kindled fire of the heart..." [Hierarchy, 200]


4. "Ask an intelligent person what has most often warned him of danger and protected him from making mistakes or deviating. An honest person will say the heart, not the brain or intellect. Only a stupid person will rely on a conventional process of rational deduction. The heart is permeated with straight-knowledge. ...Thus, straight-knowledge emerged not as some sort of vague intuition but as the result of spiritual discipline joined to an understanding of the heart’s significance." [Heart, 334]


5. "Straight-knowledge used to be called intuition. Straight-knowledge is composed of accumulations in past lives... That is, it is not just knowledge, but straight-knowledge, because all the knowledge we receive is primarily based on feeling. This is especially pronounced in all transcendental experiences." [Letters of Helena Roerich in 9 Volumes - 5. 020]


6. "Now is the time to insist upon synthesis of action. Straight-knowledge will provide this synthesis during earthly existence." [Agni Yoga, 549]


7. "Often namely the intellect develops at the expense of the heart and dulls the great fire of the straight-knowledge. The imbalance between the intellect and the heart reflects the Great Truth as in a crooked mirror." [Letters of Helena Roerich in 9 Volumes - 2. 080]


8. "People are still not averse to stuffing their intellect with knowledge, but who of them really strives to refine their feelings, which alone can give the subtlety of understanding or awareness. Without refinement of the senses, straight-knowledge is also inaccessible. Higher knowledge is based on straight-knowledge." [Letters of Helena Roerich in 9 Volumes - 6. 154]


9. It is necessary to "try to awaken a great straight-knowledge in yourself, and for this you need to purify and expand your thinking and refine all feelings." [Letters of Helena Roerich in 9 Volumes - 2. 084]


Waiting by Nicholas Roerich. 1941 10. "Feeling will always prevail over reason. One has to accept this as a truth that cannot be suppressed. Therefore, when we speak about the heart, we are affirming the citadel of feeling. But how distant from lust is the feeling of the heart! The teaching about creative feeling will lead to an understanding of the creativity of thought." [Heart, 391]


11. "In all matters it is necessary to be guided by the straight-knowledge or the heart, there is no other measure. In each case, everything is different, especially with a lot of incoming circumstances. And the heart must find a solution to everything." [Letters of Helena Roerich in 9 Volumes - 2. 024]


12. "True spiritual achievement is straight-knowledge, and it is primarily expressed in the ability to accommodate and unite in cooperation." [Letters of Helena Roerich in 9 Volumes - 2. 131]


13. "It is straight-knowledge that is the only criterion for judging and recognizing both the highest and the lowest." [Letters of Helena Roerich in 9 Volumes - 6. 066]


14. "Human nature is so complex that only purified straight-knowledge can discern the purity of motives. That is why in all the Teachings it has been so persistently pointed out and pointed out the development of straight-knowledge, without which there is no true spiritual development." [Letters of Helena Roerich in 9 Volumes - 2. 078]


15. "Spiritual achievement is in the accumulation and development of straight-knowledge. And we need to insist on this very much..." [Letters of Helena Roerich in 9 Volumes - 6. 139]


16. "The highest achievement of a yogi is the opening of the Eye of Dangma, and this is not what we call clairvoyance, but precisely the awakening of straight-knowledge, which is not achieved by any pranayamas, but is a consequence of thousands of years of accumulation, incessant spiritual aspirations and selfless lives ..." [Letters of Helena Roerich in 9 Volumes - 2.  032]


17. It is necessary to "strive to develop spiritually, to awaken one's straight-knowledge, which is possible only with the purification of the heart and thinking from all prejudices and preconceived notions, namely with the expansion of consciousness and the striving of the heart to bring a feat. Of course, this program is available only to a minority, because few people understand and appreciate true beauty and its companion simplicity." [Letters of Helena Roerich in 9 Volumes - 2. 089]


18. "Now the heart is being established as an organ of higher direct cognition, as a carrier of the ability of straight-knowledge. When the thought sinks into the heart, then the innermost gates open. Search in the heart. There is a way in it." [Facets of Agni Yoga 1953, 460]


19. "The logic of thinking of the heart is not like the logic of the brain. ...The heart just knows, without the tedious process of reflection. Straight-knowledge could be even more accurately called heart-knowledge." [Facets of Agni Yoga 1953, 453]


20. "If one were more aware of what the heart says and listened to it more attentively, the straight-knowledge could develop faster." [Facets of Agni Yoga 1958, 118]



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