"Symphonic Dances", excerpt from Movement I, Non Allegro by S.V. Rachmaninoff


Landscape by Svetoslav Roerich. 19531. "...All vigilance is needed, and all fear should be rejected. ...Fortunately, vigilance can be developed without limit, and one should not hesitate to repeat that at times of highest tension, the highest degree of vigilance must be manifested. It is not fear that compels one to such an affirmation, but a desire to serve in the best possible way. Heroes are born out of this desire." [Supermundane, 513]


2. “Beautiful is the vigilance that knows and loves the treasures that it protects." [Supermundane, 356]


3. "Standing on guard is a sign of broadened consciousness. Many do not understand at all what it means to guard that which is most precious. It is impossible to rely upon those who do not know about value. But one may rejoice at each wakeful sentinel." [Brotherhood, 322]


4. "...If evil has spread so widely, then it will be reflected in all affairs. That's why such unprecedented foresight and vigilance are needed." [Letters of Helena Roerich in 9 Volumes - 4. 058]


5. "Let us strengthen our vigilance and be ready for the feat of doing good in all conditions of life." [Letters of Helena Roerich in 9 Volumes - 7. 180]


6. "No vigilance will be excessive. It is not fear, but protection from evil. Stay always on the lookout." [Facets of Agni Yoga 1960, 209]


7. "Let us not be intimidated by danger, but let us encounter it vigilantly." [Brotherhood, 496]


8. "Evil can adorn itself with many garments, but no mask will deceive a vigilant heart." [Fiery World II, 144]


9. "The state of vigilance refines the organism. ..." [Supermundane, 516]


10. "Moments of spiritual uplift and admiration must be combined with complete sobriety of consciousness. It must be remembered that each increased ignition attracts a lot of fire extinguishers that do not tolerate bright light. Therefore, the remembrance of the incessant danger always accompanies the joy and admiration of an experienced traveler. Vigilance does not extinguish the delight of the spirit, on the contrary, from the combination of these two seemingly contradictory qualities, fire acquires greater stability and aspiration. ... Consciousness is the guardian of the burning spirit, and sobriety and understanding of the environment are always required from the guardian." [Еxcerpts by Boris Abramov from the book "Aspiring Heart" 1954, 300]


11. "It is impossible to relax vigilance for a moment. The watch is constant. To soften in the ecstasy of victory or security means to suffer damage." [Facets of Agni Yoga 1957, 502]


12. "Vigilance and self-control are only good when they are constant. A break in them is like a broken chain." [Facets of Agni Yoga 1958, 126]


13. "Stay awake in spirit. Vigilance needs to be constant and strong as steel." [Facets of Agni Yoga 1972, 457]


14. "And the little things require special vigilance. People forget that life consists of little things, and by missing the small, they lose the big." [Facets of Agni Yoga 1953, 80]




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