Symphony No. 4. Mov. 1. by P.I. Tchaikovsky


The Watch on the Himalayas by Nicholas Roerich. 19251. "We are watchful and careful for the best execution of the commission. ...Thought of danger agitates many of our centers and in disorderly fashion consumes the precious energy. Thought of danger reflects even upon the pulse; but the heart is strengthened by the desire to carry out well the mission. Thus, let us act in the most efficient manner." [Fiery World II, 190]


2. "Continual intenseness will be the best. …This jubilant readiness grows from habitual watchfulness." [New Era Community, 155]


3. "Watchful attentiveness can reveal many things not perceptible to the ignorant." [Supermundane, 837]


4. "Man must stay vigilant, as a guardian of progress." [Supermundane, 515]


5. "Thus, let us be fully on guard so that the good may not suffer any loss." [Supermundane, 57]


6. "Truly, the conquering one must be on incessant vigil." [Supermundane, 830]


7. "Consciousness must always be on watch, both in sleep and in reality." [Facets of Agni Yoga 1952, 128]


8. "Big enemies are rare, small ones are countless. ...Small enemies, due to their inconspicuousness and innumerable, require exceptional care and watch. Where the beast will not get through, a mosquito will fly in there. Of course, there are nets against mosquitoes, but you can only weave such a network with continuous vigilance, because the break will be like a hole in the grid. The quality of the watch developed in this way will be a very valuable acquisition and will be useful in any activity… It eliminates distraction and unconsciousness and gives thoroughness and clarity to every work. It will not allow forgetfulness and deviations of thinking to the side." [Еxcerpts by Boris Abramov from the book "Aspiring Heart" 1951, 26]


9. "When something external darkens, a person makes a mistake, believing that the external can condition the internal, and thereby giving this external power over himself. If everything is in the spirit and the spirit is inside, then the inner state can also be created by the spirit from within, from itself... The will dominates over reflexes, and especially over reflexes of thought. Therefore, let the will determine at any given moment what it wants and what it asserts. This is possible only with constant vigilance and alertness, that is, with a constant watch of the will over consciousness and everything that happens in it." [Facets of Agni Yoga 1956, 248]


10. "Vigilance succeeds when it is calm." [Supermundane, 640]


11. "Silence and restraint are welcomed as the first step of the watch of the will." [Facets of Agni Yoga 1953, 52]



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