Ethics in me

Experienced people ask for tests; otherwise upon what can they affirm their strength?
Fiery World, Book I, § 634

Widening the field of vision means the bringing of Light.
Fiery World, Book I, § 192

Think how beautiful is tomorrow; thus will you learn to look forward.
Leaves Of Morya's Garden. Illumination, III-3-6

The entire evolution is based on refinement.
Infinity, Book II, § 374

Good thought is the primary basis of good action. Thought dawns before action, therefore let us calculate the nature of good according to the fires of thought.
Fiery World, Book II, § 336

Freedom is the adornment of wisdom, but profligacy is the horns of ignorance.
Brotherhood, § 569

One must sow good with each glance of the eye and each touch. And the heart will grow in this exercise of the good.
Heart, § 410

Desire is not an achievement. Achievement is the realization of necessity.
Leaves Of Morya's Garden. Illumination, II-7-16

Two signs of the authenticity of the Teaching are: first, striving for the Common Weal; second, acceptance of all previous Teachings which are congruous with the first sign.
Leaves Of Morya's Garden. Illumination, III-5-13

Through devotion one can reach all gates. Let us not forget this even for a moment.
Hierarchy, § 177

Gratitude acts as a purifier, and whatever has been purified is already more easily moved. Thus, gratitude is a means of hastening the path.
Aum, § 454

Gratitude is the setting for justice.
New Era Community, § 211

Beautiful is the law that thought guides man. Beautiful thought does not lead the way to darkness.
Fiery World, Book II, § 431

Human energy becomes inexhaustible when one trains one's thought upon the Highest Source.
Supermundane: The Inner Life, Book II, § 385

What is love without self-sacrifice or achievement without valor, labor without patience, and creativeness without self-perfectment! And over this entire legion of benignant values the heart rules.
Heart, § 75

The consequence of action can be cured only by action. No verbal avowals, no oaths, are of importance.
Agni Yoga, § 52

Daring should be found to reconstruct one's life in accordance with new accumulations.
Fiery World, Book I, § 308

Someone says that he wishes to attain cosmic consciousness; let him better think about purifying his heart.
Fiery World, Book II, § 442

To discern the principal issue and to remain on the path to it means to proceed to victory.
Fiery World, Book I, § 146

The old world and the New World are distinguished through consciousness, not by outer evidence.
Agni Yoga, § 55

A concept of the world which embraces the Invisible World will change the psychology of the people.
Fiery World, Book I, § 617

Every action must be accompanied by good will.
Supermundane: The Inner Life, Book III, § 479

Each day man must reflect about something eternal.
Fiery World, Book II, § 441

Nothing should deter one from sharing his knowledge and encouraging the growth of consciousness. Therein lies love for one's fellow men.
Fiery World, Book I, § 617

One's entire life should be transformed so that learning becomes a relentless necessity.
Supermundane: The Inner Life, Book I, § 33

Each Teaching of Light is primarily a development of humaneness.
Fiery World, Book I, § 75

Only a small consciousness denies, but the fiery spirit is all-comprehending.
Fiery World, Book III, § 269

Even an Arhat may not be able to clear away the consequences of thought and word.
Agni Yoga, § 50

Without a tense battle there is no victory.
Hierarchy, § 320

One should understand the most proximate gifts of evolution: first—psychic energy; second—the woman's movement; third—cooperation. Each of these gifts must be accepted in full measure, not abstractly.
Aum, § 414

Happiness is in giving love; and happier is the one who loves rather than the one who is loved.
Helena Roerich’s Letter of August 21, 1931

Seeking the mirage of alleviation does not lead to achievement. The most difficult is the most accessible.
Fiery World, Book II, § 324

The Living Ethics consists of disciplines that enable you to become more conscious in any sphere.
Supermundane: The Inner Life, Book I, § 249

It is possible to become accustomed to send out good thoughts many times daily, as spatial arrows.
Fiery World, Book II, § 308

The quality of striving is the truest indicator of the growth of the spirit.
Hierarchy, § 45

One should remember that powerful energies have been entrusted to man; therefore, whoever does not kindle the spirit does not fulfill his destiny.
Fiery World, Book II, § 447

Traveler, apprehend that your earthly life is the very smallest part of your existence.
Fiery World, Book II, Afterword

Our power multiplies when we transport our consciousness into the future.
Heart, § 151

Contradictions are usually only different aspects of one and the same manifestation.
New Era Community, § 172

Steadfast is he who has devoted himself to the Highest. If there is any wavering in him, it means there has not been a true conception about the Highest.
Fiery World, Book II, § 314

Intolerance is the sister of ignorance
Supermundane: The Inner Life, Book IV, § 714

Place four stones into the foundation of your actions: First – Reverence of Hierarchy. Second – Realization of unity. Third – Realization of co-measurement. Fourth – Application of the canon, "By thy God."
Leaves Of Morya's Garden. Illumination, II-9-10

Whoever cannot pass around an observed object on all sides is no investigator.
Fiery World, Book III, § 509

Discontent is only the knowledge of possibilities. Contentment is the death of the spirit.
Leaves Of Morya's Garden. Illumination, II-6-2

Love is a guiding and creative principle. This means that love must be conscious, striving, and self-denying.
Hierarchy, § 280

Let us not forget the wise saying, "And this too, will pass." For an impetuous motion will never bring one back to the same spot.
Heart, § 164

Why are you living? In order to cognize and to perfect yourselves.
New Era Community, § 230

Gather about yourself so much Light that there can be no room for darkness.
Fiery World, Book I, § 504

The injurer first of all harms himself.
Fiery World, Book II, § 399

The more complicated the circumstances are, the more calmness is needed.
Supermundane: The Inner Life, Book III, § 510

The Thinker said, “If we could apply all our power to love, we would always be successful.”
Supermundane: The Inner Life, Book III, § 542

When one goes of mushrooms, one does not look for nuts. Thus, at each hour one must know what is most immediate.
Fiery World, Book I, § 413

Agni Yoga is service to good. Learn to serve good.
Supermundane: The Inner Life, Book III, § 586

You must know before you are able. You must be able before you can manifest anything. And you can manifest only what is justified in spirit.
Leaves Of Morya's Garden. The Call, 224

The manifestation of expansion of consciousness results from love of cognition and from striving for higher quality.
Aum, § 500

The heart is a great magnet which attracts all knowledge, all possibilities, and all achievements.
Helena Roerich’s Letter of September 11, 1929

In order to give one's soul one should cultivate, expand, and refine it, then it can be given for the salvation of one's neighbor.
Hierarchy, § 340

Only the heart, covered with nothing but love, links us with the Higher Forces. The fabric of love is a most sacred one.
Fiery World, Book II, § 154

The ladder of ascent is the measure of magnanimity, consequently magnanimity may be achieved daily.
Fiery World, Book II, § 280

To behold with the eyes of the heart; to listen with the ears of the heart to the roar of the world; to peer into the future with the comprehension of the heart; to remember the cumulations of the past through the heart; thus must one impetuously advance upon the path of ascent.
Heart, § 1

Let us accept love as the impetus for the expansion of consciousness.
Heart, § 243

Joy is a special wisdom.
New Era Community, § 163

All earthly life should be based on tolerance and compassion.
Supermundane: The Inner Life, Book III, § 553

A man who affirms that in serving his own ideal he must destroy all others not coinciding with his path, is a destroyer of the fundamentals of evolution.
Fiery World, Book III, § 387

By love would I heal the mistaken ones.
Leaves Of Morya's Garden.The Call, 33

Sincerity is similar to a properly directed spear thrust and is not a diffused goodness can be shown by example. Each doubt lessens the power of the blow.
New Era Community, § 134

Do not make enemies. This is an enjoinment to all. Know your enemies, beware of them, stop their actions, but bear no malice.
Leaves Of Morya's Garden. Illumination, II-8-4

Divide everything into four shares: the first—for the Highest; second—for the Common Weal; third—for your fellow-man; and fourth—for yourself. But the hour comes when only three parts remain, for the fourth will be swallowed up by the second…
Fiery World, Book II, § 457

Each ethical instruction is also a scientific advice.
Supermundane: The Inner Life, Book II, § 385

True Service lies in the toil of patient endurance and perfectionment.
Fiery World, Book III, § 500

Do not tear down the temple of another if you cannot immediately erect a new temple upon the same site. The site of the temple must never be left vacant.
Agni Yoga, § 58

The criterion of the best is understood as conformity with the Highest Principle.
Aum, § 23

Let us turn away from darkness; even plants know enough to stretch out toward light.
Fiery World, Book I, § 585

It is important to accustom the consciousness to the thought that all is possible.
Fiery World, Book III, § 130

It is necessary to accept the law of counteraction as a stimulus of creativeness; the stimulus which intensifies each construction.
Fiery World, Book III, § 212

A scientific task is based on tolerant acceptance, but the pseudo-scientific is full of negation.
Aum, § 484

How to affirm the measure of your deeds? If your deeds are useful to the world, then is their measure great.
Leaves Of Morya's Garden. The Call, 410

Love every expansion of consciousness, because this is the primary aim.
Leaves Of Morya's Garden. Illumination, III-6-17

Put aside all prejudices — think freely.
Leaves Of Morya's Garden. The Call, 1

Each speck of fear is a target for an enemy's arrow.
Agni Yoga, § 406

Our way is not that of an eternal wanderer but of a hastening messenger.
Leaves Of Morya's Garden. Illumination, II-6-17

How to affirm the quality of your deeds? If your deeds benefit humanity, then is their essence good.
Leaves Of Morya's Garden. The Call, 410

The world is divided according to the quality of consciousness, and the degree of ignorance is the measuring rod.
New Era Community, § 193

Turning to the Higher World must evoke ecstasy and expansion of one's forces for the expression of the beautiful. Such qualities are born not of fear but through love.
Fiery World, Book II, § 292

Assist all who strive for perfectionment.
Fiery World, Book II, § 448

The span of understanding will define the outline of possibilities.
Infinity, Book I, § 6

If one's conviction is steadfast that Truth is one, there can be no fear that some other truth will be found.
Aum, § 484

The Yoga of today— the link with the Highest— must be accomplished amidst the routine of everyday life. Not hiding from life, but transforming it is required.
Supermundane: The Inner Life, Book IV, § 812

In the spirit of each man lives the principle of good, which can saturate the whole being if these energies of Light are consciously invoked.
Fiery World, Book III, § 129

Constructiveness, striving for victory, is already a bond with the rhythm of Higher Worlds.
Fiery World, Book II, § 357

The measure of success is the degree of necessity… The more unavoidable the necessity, the nearer is the step of victory.
Agni Yoga, § 424

Blessed are the obstacles, by them we grow.
Aum, § 284

Political economy should be based upon an understanding of the values of nature and their wise use; otherwise the state will rest on sand.
Fiery World, Book I, § 320

The path of good will actually should be expanded. It has been affirmed as the essence of our being. Let us not forget this talisman even for an hour.
Fiery World, Book I, § 118

The strong in spirit will come to love the difficult path, for how otherwise will they test themselves?
Aum, § 522

Compassion does not weep, but helps.
New Era Community, § 134

Truly it is difficult to understand why persons serving the same goal disparage each other… But mutual disparagement is one of the most shameful sins.
Fiery World, Book I, § 415

A manifestation referring to the future will kindle the heart. The most oppressive thing can be dispelled only because of the future.
Fiery World, Book II, § 443

The language of understanding and sympathy will open the first Gates to Infinity.
Infinity, Book I, Preface

Awareness of labor is the basis of development of consciousness.
Aum, § 477

Good must conquer evil; hence, the good must act.
Heart, § 220

The path of joyous achievement is a hundredfold shorter than the path of mournful duties.
Fiery World, Book II, § 427

Do not be displeased except with yourself.
Leaves Of Morya's Garden. Illumination, III-3-5

Daring of the spirit is the beginning of ascent.
Fiery World, Book III, § 55

Ask anyone with what he would like to adorn himself, and you will discover his level of consciousness.
Fiery World, Book I, § 653

The refinement of consciousness primarily depends on attention to the surroundings.
Fiery World, Book II, § 27

Life is service for evolution.
Supermundane: The Inner Life, Book II, § 305

Patience is an adornment of the heart.
Fiery World, Book II, § 326

And what cleanses the spirit more thoroughly than the thoughts about the welfare of others?
Leaves Of Morya's Garden. Illumination, III-3-10

Dirt comes not from poverty but from ignorance. Cleanliness in life is the gateway to purity of heart.
New Era Community, § 106

The path of love is the tension of cosmic energy. Thus will people find their place in Cosmos. Not like dry leaves but as flaming lotuses they will be akin to the Highest World.
Heart, § 243

We oppose any coercion. We do not direct the energy without the consent of the co-worker.
Hierarchy, § 410

One must set before oneself the loftiest goal… One must adjoin the highest quality throughout all existence. One must accept higher measures as alone worthy of the Highest Forces.
Fiery World, Book II, § 370

Good is inexhaustible, but evil is limited.
Supermundane: The Inner Life, Book III, § 476

If something is not close to us, but it opens the heart of a neighbor, would we not tolerate it only to kindle someone's heart?
Heart, § 212

Loyalty between friends, co-workers, is a pledge of devotion to Hierarchy. A nucleus of two or three friends, co-workers, can manifest the strongest support for great works.
Fiery World, Book III, § 80

The trial by patience is one of the highest tests.
Heart, § 212

How can one attain success? Remember, through joy—not through despair, but joy.
Fiery World, Book I, § 663

All human sorrow is the result of ignorance.
Infinity, Book II, § 428

Love each other — beware of disunion.
Leaves Of Morya's Garden. The Call, 10

The ability to re-appraise within the consciousness will be the threshold of the future.
Fiery World, Book II, § 285

The measure of understanding is the degree of love.
Agni Yoga, § 424

Fearlessness is Our leader. Beauty is Our ray of understanding. Simplicity is Our key to the secret doors of happiness.
Leaves Of Morya's Garden. Illumination, II-4-4

Verily, cooperation opens all possibilities … Cooperation is the condition of the entire life.
Heart, § 204

If co-measurement is not observed, then the determination is also destroyed. Our determination is up to the last limit.
Leaves Of Morya's Garden. Illumination, III-4-11

As through a magnifying glass behold the good, and belittle tenfold the signs of imperfection, lest you remain as you always were.
Leaves Of Morya's Garden. The Call, 32

Love, achievement, labor, creation—these summits of ascent preserve the aspiring strivings in all permutations.
Heart, § 75

Boldness should be combined with caution. Otherwise boldness will be madness and caution will turn into cowardice.
Fiery World, Book II, § 444

Help each other, harken! Help in the small and in the great. Help is a rap upon the future.
Hierarchy, § 434

One cannot discover the best path if one's eye does not follow the star of achievement.
Fiery World, Book II, § 427

Great love is laid in the foundation of the Higher World. Only a similar love responds to this quality.
Aum, § 80

That man is good who creates good. Creation of good is the improvement of the future.
Fiery World, Book II, § 286

Transmission of Light connotes the transmitter's expansion. There was one flame, now it has become two. It means good has been accomplished.
Fiery World, Book I, § 192

New life can begin from each instant...Yet, for what do we exercise and regenerate our thinking? Precisely for a new life.
Fiery World, Book II, § 433

Help whenever the hand can reach, wherever a thought can fly. Thus shall we rap upon the future.
Hierarchy, § 434

Learn how to love, become accustomed to love everything beautiful, and develop active compassion toward everything that is not yet perfect.
Helena Roerich’s Letter of August 21, 1931

Life must be filled with burning. At first man thought about himself, then about others, but afterwards his actions became useful for all that exists. He does not think any more about the usefulness, but he breathes it and gives life in Boundless Space.
Fiery World, Book II, § 276

People have only two real joys—thinking and the ecstasy over beauty.
Brotherhood, § 85

The flow of Karma must be understood as the approach of requital and of possibilities.
Fiery World, Book II, § 363

From heart to heart—such is the law of fraternity, community, fellowship.
New Era Community, § 275

Knowledge, knowledge, knowledge! If people would ponder upon the fact that knowledge is the only salvation, there would not be a particle of the present suffering.
Infinity, Book II, § 428

If the mountain is perfectly smooth, one cannot ascend to the summit. Blessed are the stones that tear the sandals of those who ascend!
Agni Yoga, § 406

People cannot perfect themselves if they do not realize that they are responsible for their free will.
Supermundane: The Inner Life, Book IV, § 797

Out of a wild jungle I can raise a grove, but a stone polished by worshipping foreheads will not produce a seed.
New Era Community, § 15

Each thought of good is already an arrow of Light.
Fiery World, Book II, § 286

Let every act of compassion be a step of your ascent.
Supermundane: The Inner Life, Book IV, § 847

There is no worse occupation than forcible imposition of one's creed… People are attracted by beauty and by luminous knowledge.
Leaves Of Morya's Garden. Illumination, III-5-13

Self-perfectment is possible only through refinement of consciousness by its seeking to surround itself with worthy manifestations.
Fiery World, Book I, § 652

  Dear reader, in front of you there is the Flower of Spiritual Qualities, which everyone should strive for. It summarizes the best human qualities: spiritual and moral, cognitive, communicative, etc. These qualities and the inner work on self-improvement make the core that unites people of different religions, nationalities, cultures, social statuses.

  The on-line version of “The encyclopedia of spiritual qualities” is based on the heritage of the Roerich family:

   – Helena Roerich (1879–1955), a great spiritual worker and outstanding philosopher;

   – Nicolas Roerich (1874–1947), a great artist, world pubic figure, traveler;

   – Yuri Roerich (1902–1960), an eminent orientalist and linguist;

   – Svetoslav Roerich (1904–1993), a famous artist and public figure.

  The spiritual and philosophical heritage of the Roerich family includes first of all – 15 books of The Teaching of Living Ethics or Agni Yoga (1920s–1940s), the works and letters of Helena Roerich, the works of literary journalism and artwork of Nicholas Roerich.

  The ideas of The Living Ethics are closely connected with philosophical heritage of Helena Blavatsky (1831–1891), the founder of the theosophical movement in America, Europe and India.

  Dear reader, in front of you there is the Flower of Spiritual Qualities, which everyone should strive for. It summarizes the best human qualities: spiritual and moral, cognitive, communicative, etc. These qualities and the inner work on self-improvement make the core that unites people of different religions, nationalities, cultures, social statuses.

  The on-line version of “The encyclopedia of spiritual qualities” is based on the heritage of the Roerich family:

   – Helena Roerich (1879–1955), a great spiritual worker and outstanding philosopher;

   – Nicolas Roerich (1874–1947), a great artist, world pubic figure, traveler;

   – Yuri Roerich (1902–1960), an eminent orientalist and linguist;

   – Svetoslav Roerich (1904–1993), a famous artist and public figure.

  The spiritual and philosophical heritage of the Roerich family includes first of all – 15 books of The Teaching of Living Ethics or Agni Yoga (1920s–1940s), the works and letters of Helena Roerich, the works of literary journalism and artwork of Nicholas Roerich.

  The ideas of The Living Ethics are closely connected with philosophical heritage of Helena Blavatsky (1831–1891), the founder of the theosophical movement in America, Europe and India.

A sense of beauty

A sense of duty

A sense of solidarity

Ability to help

"The path of life is one of mutual help."
"Being able to help is a great happiness."
"The goal and meaning of existence is to strive upward beyond the limits of the known and to help one another… Help wherever the hand can reach, wherever a thought can fly. Thus shall we rap upon the future."
"Help each other, harken! Help in the small and in the great. Help is a rap upon the future. You know not which is the drop that filled the cup to the brim."
"It is necessary to help everywhere and in everything. If obstacles to assistance be encountered through political, national, or social lines, or in religious belief, such obstacles are unworthy of humanity. Help in all its aspects should be extended to the needy. One must not scrutinize the color of hair when danger threatens. One should not interrogate as to religious belief when it is necessary to save from conflagration. All Teachings point to the necessity of unconditional assistance. Such help may be considered true inspiration."
"Is it necessary to help? It is so necessary that it cannot be expressed. And it should be done by a thought, and by an advice, and by a deed, and by all available direct and indirect means. After all, the main reason for the global crisis is the lack of mutual assistance. ...Meanwhile... the ongoing crisis is not of material, but of spiritual significance." read more…

Accuracy

Activity

Affability

"It is necessary to maintain an atmosphere of friendliness in your environment. Friendliness, amicability and attentiveness to loved ones is the best policy and the creation of a strong magnet."
"Mutual help must be built upon the foundation of the loving heart. When people understand the power of the welcoming heart, they will learn one more path to Us.
The Thinker always distinguished the truly loving heart from the hypocritical one."
"Let us learn to rejoice at obstacles, knowing that the welcomed obstacle can be used to speed success. And this success will be like a fishnet overfilled with an abundant catch."
"…It was so gratifying to hear the excellent Report of the Minister of Health of India... about her visit to the Best Country [Russia]. She... was amazed and touched by the general cordial friendliness of the population. Such cordiality cannot be ordered, it comes from a heart that loves PEACE and Common work for the Good." read more…

Affectionateness

"Cultural work requires weighing all possibilities. Where there is at least the slightest sprout of good – there should be shown kindness and care."
"... Live in the consciousness that only Light should come from you and its warmth should warm everyone around you, especially those close to you. You never know where and when a kind word can dispel a gloomy cloud. Sometimes a simple affectionate touch of the hand regenerates a person."
"People need to learn to show tenderness, care and affection. People love taking care of them. A word from the heart, a little attention, a little self-forgetfulness, and an important thing is done. A person received a particle of precious energy and to some extent was sated with it. For there are very few givers and those who can give. And the heart will grow in this continuous and conscious giving."
"Every affectionate, well-spoken word infuses new strength and cleanses the atmosphere over a large radius."
"When the enchanted flower of tenderness unfolds on earth, a new star is born in the Infinite."
"Go fix what you've done. You will restore everything with affection and attention." read more…

Alertness

Appreciation

"…One of the main qualities on the path of spiritual advancement is gratitude or appreciation. This rarest and noblest quality composes the best stages of ascent. It strengthens both devotion and adorns Love – the crown of our Being."
"It is imperative to understand the quality of gratitude – it is the adamant of Existence."
"Gratitude is the setting for justice. The community must know the essence of gratitude. Each goalfitted action is not reduced to nothing but carries along gratitude. The essence of gratitude will be adjoined with the closest harmony of consciousness."
"... The flame of devotion and gratitude rises above other offerings, therefore let the flame and joy of these offerings illuminate and warm us on the way to the goal we have chosen, to a beautiful love in the service of the Common Good."
"... Keep the lamp of Light constantly lit in yourself... Joy and gratitude to the Forces of Light for the Help sent – the best nutrition, the best oil for such a lamp."
"Appreciation has always been noted as a high refinement, as a sign of lofty thinking. Let's say, as a sign of pure cordiality."
"There is no need to wait for gratitude or appreciation for your deeds. Spatial justice pays according to deeds. Cosmic retribution, as a spatial reaction, is inevitably the action of the law." read more…

Aspiration

Aspiration for the cooperation

"Cooperation must be accepted as the foundation of Existence."
"The Teaching considers the whole World as a Single World Community.
"It is the duty of every thinker to contribute his cooperation to the common chalice of evolution for the Good."
"...From heart to heart – such is the law of fraternity, community, fellowship."
"Cooperation is possible only at a certain stage of purification of the heart from the self."
"The basis of cooperation first of all lies in taking responsibility for each other."
"People do not realize that when they are united their energy is increased many times."
"A nucleus of two or three friends, co-workers, can manifest the strongest support for great works."
“…Always recognize people by the fires of the heart, by their devotion and readiness for self-sacrifice and any cooperation, there is no other measure."
"The more ignorant a person or a nation is, the less cooperation there is in it."
"Unity is indicated in all beliefs as the only bulwark of prosperity. It is possible to approve the best achievement if there is confidence in the unity of employees. You can list many examples when faith in employees helped high decisions." read more…

Aspiration for the future

Aspiration for the highest quality

Attentiveness

Audacity

Balance self-control

Benevolence. Goodwill

"Evolution is the realization of good. Let each one think about what he regards as good."
"The path of good will actually should be expanded. It has been affirmed as the essence of our being. Let us not forget this talisman even for an hour."
"All that has vital capacity should be welcomed. Each spark should be welcomed; from it grows Fire. Thus, be benevolent."
"One should understand and encompass with good."
"To transform the consciousness means to enter a special world; it means to acquire a special evaluation of all that occurs; it means going forward without glancing back; it means leaving behind all complaints and acquiring good will."
"Pure thinking, constancy, and benevolence bring the heart energy into action."
"One should sow the good with every glance, every touch. And the heart will grow in this exercise of goodness."
"So let us rejoice in every good. After all, it already dispels someone's embarrassment and replaces ugliness with beauty."
"...Good thinking is also healthy thinking, and produces a benevolent inner fire."
"First of all man should wish well to all of humanity. He should understand that destroyers will be pitiful exceptions, and that the essence of humanity is good. … The Thinker said, “Teacher, teach me to wish good to others”." read more…

Bravery

Calendar

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Calmness

Carefulness. Considerateness. Frugality

"Let us be careful of everything that comes from Above."
"Thus, refinement can turn thought toward consideration among human beings. People should not offend one another."
“It were better to understand carefulness within one’s consciousness; this will safeguard the concept of the Teacher.”
“It is inadvisable to speak to an unprepared man about harmony or vibrational combinations. Who can foresee what such a man will visualize under the concepts of harmony or vibrational combinations? But he can understand it if told about carefulness toward his surroundings. The simplest concept concerning solicitude will be a firm basis for each cooperation of Brotherhood.”
“The entrance of human manifested fire is not accomplished without realization of responsibility. In such realization will be contained that refined solicitude and carefulness which conforms with knowledge.”
“One may understand that it is necessary to exert the utmost caution, as when passing between rows of the finest vessels. If these works of fiery labor require such carefulness, the fiery waves themselves enlarge the path of our observation of the heart.”
“The battle is intense; you must apply all your carefulness.” read more…

Caution

"The ignorant may assume that caution is inaction or the gloom of fear. On the contrary, caution is a strengthening of action, watchfulness and courage."
"Caution and alertness should be able to distinguish from fearfulness and indecision. Only experience gives firmness to the hand and the ability to understand the bipolarity of qualities."
"The primitive imagination with extreme ease constructs a Maya of all sorts of visions, but when the consciousness has been broadened, deductions become more cautious."
"Express your wishes cautiously. Every one knows many parables and fairy tales which describe the ugly consequences of careless wishes. Remember about the rajah who wished to receive a beautiful palace, and did receive it, but who, on entering it, thought about an attacking tiger, which then appeared and tore him to pieces. Under the symbols of allegories there is much reality. If people would realize the power of the will, many manifestations would receive a practical explanation."
"Each caution will be valued as an action of wisdom."
"For every achievement, courage is necessary, but courage should be combining reasonable care and caution."
"When a great path lies ahead, One must carefully avoid deviations." read more…

Charm

"…Heart perception grants one a charm that gold cannot acquire. The manifestation of the anura, the “heart charm,” is valued very highly. It belongs among the qualities that can be accumulated and never eradicated. The anura, the charm of the heart, is also known as the Regal Heart. One can see how this charm begins unfolding from childhood, sometimes even being burdensome to the person who possesses it, for people of differing tensions disrupt its rhythm."
"Only the vibration of the heart creates. One can create only through the vibration of the heart. The greatest power lies in the magnet of the heart. Through it we seek, through it we create, through it we find, through it we attract."
"When the heart is burning, it is so easy to speak and affirm, the words themselves ask for the tongue, and the magnet of the heart ignites and conquers the hearts of listeners."
"...Condemnation is unacceptable, and first of all because it repels from a person those whom he condemns, even if this condemnation is carried out secretly in the thoughts and heart of a person. To clothe the heart in attractiveness, attracting people, is not an easy and rare phenomenon. We need a strong heart magnet. In him lies the secret of the heart's charm. How else can you lead people if you don't attract them and hold them with the magnet of your heart? It is believed that people can be held with a word, a brain or gold. But these ties are fragile. And such leaders often remain without followers. The heart connection persists even beyond death." read more…

Clearness of consciousness

Co-measurement with the sumprime

Cognition

Compassion

Concentration

Confidence

Conposure

Conscience

Conscientiousness

Consciousness

Consistency

Containment

Conviction

Cordiality

"The best action is that of the heart. Very carefully guard the heart quality. This quality comes by way of many sufferings, but the Fire of the heart is sacred Fire."
"To live with the heart means to live with the psychic life of the spirit. The Spirit lives by the heart and in the heart. ... The physical apparatus of the heart is only a conductor of the invisible. The heart is the center of the inexhaustible eternal energy of life. It is the basis of immortality. The heart is the citadel of the spirit."
"When words are unnecessary, then begins the realization through the heart."
"The heart is an organ for communicating with the Invisible World."
"The heart is an infallible judge."
"The will and the heart acting together is an irresistible force."
"The heart thinks, asserts the heart, unites the heart. ...The heart will shudder first, the heart will tremble first, the heart will know a lot before the reason of the brain dares to think. Without taking away the tortuous path of the brain, can we keep silent about the most direct achievement of the heart ..."
"…Creativeness is an expression of the energy of the heart. How beautiful is this mighty energy when perceived, educated and applied to action!" read more…

Courage

Creation

Culture

"Culture is humanity... It is Culture that is refinement in everything and is connected with Beauty, therefore it is necessary to affirm understanding and love for Beauty in all its cosmic scope."
"Culture is the cumulation of highest Bliss, of highest Beauty, of highest Knowledge."
"You can be a highly civilized person and still remain uncultured. Culture is the refinement of all perceptions and is the legacy of our accumulations from past lives."
"An ignorant person must become civilized first of all; then educated; then after education is acquired, a person becomes intelligent; then comes refinement and realization of synthesis, which is crowned by the acceptance of the idea of culture."
"The true culture of thought is developed by the culture of spirit and heart."
"The cultural heart feeds on higher feelings. And then it grows until it embraces the whole world."
"Yes, culture is not acquired in one lifetime. A lot of savings needs to be collected ... in order to assimilate the sophistication of cultural attitudes to all areas of knowledge and art and to all manifestations of life." read more…

Daring

Delicacy

Delicacy is a spiritual and moral quality, meaning a person's exquisitely attentive, careful, and benevolent attitude towards other people. A delicate person is distinguished by deep respect for others, sensitivity and empathy for their character traits, desires and preferences, states and moods, as well as the desire to take all this into account in their behavior and relationships. Prudence, thoughtfulness and carefulness, characteristic of delicacy, lead to the expansion of consciousness, which learns to correlate and harmonize its own aspirations, the needs of people around it, and real life circumstances. At the same time, the goal of helping in the development of the best, spiritual principles in our life is always maintained. Such a goal protects delicacy from the extreme into softness, compliance and unscrupulousness. Delicacy knows how to give help imperceptibly, as if indirectly, in the form of hints, allegories, so as not to hurt the personal feelings of other people and free them from unnecessary "duty" for assistance.
Delicacy does not mean that a person will always agree and "assent" with everyone. It is just most clearly manifested in difficult moments when we have to make a remark to others, express a point of view different from that expressed by the interlocutor, etc. It is then necessary to mobilize all the mental strength, generosity and attentiveness to speak calmly, equably and peacefully. read more…

Desire for learning

Detachment

Determination firmness

Devotion

Dignity of spirit

Diligence

Discipline

Discretion

"Discretion is always beneficial."
"The future is the field of realization of the desires and aspirations of the present. Therefore, the levers of the future are in our hands. What we want, what we dream about, what we strive for, we will have in the future, if in the present we take care to sow the necessary seeds in space and in our aura. ...Carefully, discreetly sow the seeds, remembering the future shoots, inevitable and inescapable, and it is good for you if the seeds of your desires and aspirations are good and consonant with evolution."
"The most important thing is to abstain from acts of questionable rightfulness. One should develop within oneself this sense of right action and thus not waken the monster. It is far better to discriminate in one’s actions than later regret the deeds."
"Be discreet with your words and think hard before you say a word."
"It is necessary to decide with much discretion where something is important but seemingly everyday thing. Sometimes the most common thing contains the resolution of something important. Often one word already warns something essential. Often a person is warned of danger with a single exclamation. It is good if he hears a warning in this hasty word, too."
"The true winner remains like this if he does not rest on his laurels, but continues his bright progress with redoubled discretion." read more…

Discrimination

Dispassionateness

Eagerness to help

Efficiency

Endurance fortitude

Enthusiasm

Fairness

Far-sightedness of spirit

Firmness

Flexibility of consciousness

Foresight

"The true traveler reflects lucidly on the path which lies behind and clearly expresses the desired direction. He will appraise former circumstances and will foresee the better possibilities."
"Nothing is finite, nothing is immovable; therefore let us be consciously concerned with that which may be foreseen."
"When We turn attention to details, it means that these are what can improve the situation. Quality of work depends upon correlations seen in advance. An approach that only paints with broad brushstrokes is reminiscent of the work of the giants, who had to leave the picture long ago on account of their crudeness. But the spirit knows neither giants nor dwarfs; it knows striving for a state of perfection in which all the bells of the Cosmos ring out. So let us recall the conditions for perfectment."
“In fact, caution in details will be the most effective key to attaining great achievements. People mistakenly assume that details are unimportant on the path of ascent. Even the most beautiful, heroic actions rested on details that were foreseen in good time."
"The observed chaos of thinking around the world requires extreme foresight and caution."
"Not the happy fool of popular tales, but the warrior, vigilant, with foresight – such is the image for the present time." read more…

Freedom of spirit

Freshness of perception

Friendliness. Amicability

"Let us also strengthen ourselves in the thought that we shall establish friendly relations with all people."
"It is asked – what most of all hinders every good beginning? Reply – precisely absence of magnanimity. No creative attainment, no cooperation, in fact no community is possible without magnanimity. One can observe how through magnanimity labor is made tenfold easier and, it would seem, nothing could be simpler during an inspired work than to wish only for the good and for success of one’s neighbor!"
"Friendliness is not violence. Growth of the heart comes not from a whip, and a beautiful garden can be grown only by beautiful actions."
"It is not easy to cure eyes that are darkened with the dust of discord. An eyewash of true magnanimity is the first expedient.
"... The most sure path is the path of altruism. Let us recall the dangers we have escaped through magnanimity. Perhaps we do not even know the limits and dimensions of such dangers. But the heart bears testimony that precisely good-will did help in the most difficult hours."
"... The first sign of culture is the absence of personal discords."
"One may advise many of the panacea of magnanimity. We shall not tire repeating about this remedy of spirit and body. Some day physicians too will prescribe magnanimity as a most powerful antidote." read more…

Generosity

“A generous giver does not count his gifts. It is impossible to enumerate the gifts of the spirit in words. So fiery are many of them that they cannot even be described in words! And so it is that worldly concepts do not contain the subtlest and the highest. One should recall that every hour the flaming heart is performing what people call miracles.”
“... the generosity of the heart is immeasurable, and the flaming heart knows no stinginess.”
“The generosity of Cosmos is expressed by these unrepeatable manifestations, which will always be beyond the grasp of the human mind.”
“In love we will be generous givers, not shopkeepers, and then all joy will come.”
“Let us learn to discriminate – thus we will become generous. No limited person can become spiritually rich.”
“Whoever is not grudging in his work will receive bounteously.”
“He who sows with kindness will reap more abundantly.”
“Then according to your experience, everything is possible?” And the Teacher not only nodded but also bowed to the ground. And opening the robes over his breast, he revealed upon his bosom an image of the Blessed One bestowing with both hands. In this way was wisdom affirmed and the creativity of life exalted.” read more…

Giving. Donation

“In its essence, the heart is an organ of higher action and giving; that is why every act of giving partakes of the nature of the heart. Every positive Teaching enjoins giving. Such an affirmation is truly practical, for without giving, the heart does not endure. Naturally, one has to understand giving in all its justice. Giving should not be understood as just contributing money or donating objects one no longer needs. True giving is of the spirit. Let every heart pour forth streams of spiritual gifts. Not without cause is it said that every beat of the heart is a smile, a tear, and gold.”
“To give is a divine attribute.”
“Only giving in whatever form can justify life and give meaning to life. …the goal of life is to give, and not because the one who has anything also must give, but because the giver destroys the fence of selfhood, goes beyond it and includes the sphere of consciousness of others in the circle of his consciousness and thereby expands his own.”
“The degree of receiving is the degree of giving. Those who give more will receive more. …People without a heart are not capable of giving. Giving is an attribute of the heart, just as light is an attribute, a property of the Sun.”
“In measuring the right amount to give, the proper standard is that of love and responsibility. To give too little is contrary to love, but it is no better to give too much.”
“True giving, which does not mean oneself, but the recipient, is first of all commensurate. It is always produced according to the consciousness of the recipient.” read more…

Good nature. Complacency

"The beautiful concepts of goodness and kindheartedness should not be demeaned by the ignorant. To them a good-hearted person seems foolish and is not to be trusted. What can be higher than a striving toward beneficence, toward good? It is the wise man who directs all his forces toward good. ... Goodness offers protection against this, but man must first acquire true goodheartedness. It will help to avoid irritation, violent anger, and malice. We are not talking about unimportant and impractical matters. The world is so engulfed in hatred that the life preserver of good is indispensable. Man should search for the many forgotten or corrupted concepts. He must learn to apply them in their true meaning. Much good can be found buried in the dust of the ages.
The Thinker insisted, “Put on the armor of goodwill and you will become unconquerable."
"Only with balance and complacency can one hope for rapid progress."
"...Show patience, everything will come as it is more useful and, therefore, better. Keep only complacency, you will be protected from many things."
"... It is necessary to defend oneself with benevolence, responding to evil with good, with a calm and bright thought. In no case can you allow yourself to sound in unison with an unkind thought sent from the outside. Keeping complacency and unbreakable balance, you can throw away waves of harmful and dark influences unharmed." read more…

Good spirits

Gratitude

"The broader and subtler the consciousness, the more graciousness it contains, for only the limited consciousness deprives all of merit. A heart cannot be truly great without this fiery quality."
"Mutual gratitude is the key to harmony."
"A grateful heart is always directed by justice and devotion."
"Beautiful fires of the heart are ignited when the feeling of gratitude is born; these fires shine not only in the earthly life, but also in the Supermundane World. Therefore the realization of gratitude stimulates the loftiest vibrations.
Humanity can be divided into the living and the dead, and those deprived of the feeling of gratitude will be as if buried alive. It is necessary to teach children that gratitude – not lip service, but a heartfelt expression– is beneficial. In this way are kindled powerful fires.
…The ray of gratitude will illumine the way, together with the ray of love. Indeed, gratitude is close to love, and Cooperation is born in that blessed moment of offering. Man has many reasons to render gratitude, and the festival of the spirit will shine forth in the feeling of pure offering.
The Thinker said, “Teacher, teach me gratitude toward all, near and far, visible and invisible.”"
"And the one who knows the meaning of gratitude is already knocking on the door of a bright future." read more…

Harmony

Heroism

Honesty

Humaneness

"People speak about humaneness and think that it is limited to mercy and compassion, but humaneness is a manifestation of all that is good in the microcosm."
"Each Teaching of Light is primarily a development of humaneness. Remember this definitely, for the world has never before been in such a need of this quality. Humaneness is the gateway to all other worlds. Humaneness is the basis of straight-knowledge. Humaneness is the wings of beauty. ...We also recognize each other through humaneness."
"... Only humaneness makes us Higher Beings..."
"A spark of higher energy has been given to each man, and as its bearer he is invested with a lofty duty. He is a bridge to the Higher Worlds. Thus in denying the Higher World, the ignoramus repudiates his own humanity. A reminder about the Higher World is a touchstone for the testing of each spirit."
"So much indispensable self-control must be manifested in order for man to acquire the necessary humaneness."
"Patience, tolerance lead to humanеness, and people need humanеness right now. The arrogant mechanical civilization has forgotten about the most necessary thing for evolution – humaneness."
"The Thinker, when asked about the basis of earthly life, answered, “Human, be more humane!”
"Let us think about everything in a human way and we will not err." read more…

Humility. Humbleness

“For only self-denial and self-sacrifice can give understanding of humility. Truly, We see the giants of spirit and the heroes who devote themselves fully to the humble tasks for the good of humanity. We know of great experiments being humbly carried out in the earthly laboratories for the benefit of humanity.”
“Human conceit is the most terrible and the most common obstacle to spiritual progress. One must know how to fight this foe unremittingly. Humility is ordained to us and is expressed first of all by self-renunciation, or rejection of egoism.”
“… The main basis is great Humility. Humility, which has nothing to do with humiliation, but is expressed in the understanding of the great principle of Hierarchy and self-denial on the path of Service.”
“The quality of humility does not mean humiliation but includes the ability to humble one's egoism and desires and curb one's lower self.”
“Humility or humbleness is a high and rare quality, it is born only in pure hearts, whose have been much tempted and purified by great sufferings, and it is strengthened by penetrating knowledge of the essence of things. It is humility, like simplicity, that comes with great knowledge.”
“Humility is the worthy carrying out of Service.”
“Humility is needed to humble one's egoism, but daring is needed to advance.” read more…

Impartiality

Indulgence

Industry

Initiative

Inner concordance

Inner integrity

Insight

Inspiration

Intrepidity

Invigoration

Joy

Keenness

Kindness. Love of good

“The path of virtue is not a singing of psalms, but labor and service.” “…Devotion to the Good is the foundation of life.”
“As through a magnifying glass behold the good, and belittle tenfold the signs of imperfection, lest you remain as you always were.” “The thought of Good is the measure of consciousness.”
“Also, let us pray that our eyes be opened to good. Many eyes, dust-blinded, do not fully discern the good. Because of their affliction they discern only coarse forms. One must manifest extreme tension in order to avoid crushing the seedling of good.”
“One should sow the good with every glance, every touch. And the heart will grow in this exercise of goodness.”
“…Each thought of good is already an arrow of Light.”
“How to affirm the quality of your deeds? If your deeds benefit humanity, then is their essence good.”
“What is love of good? It must be understood that it not only includes the performance of good deeds, but also the ability to be enraptured by good. … Only delight in good produces warmth of the heart. The manifestation of love of good reveals a multitude of details of good which are touching in their essence. … And how beautiful it is to be able to rejoice at good!”
“Thus, side by side with love of good must be aversion to evil. Love of good alone, without aversion to evil, will not be real. Aversion to evil is a highly active quality, it is the touchstone against evil. The mind cannot sufficiently well discern evil. A great many reasonings may be found in which a viper is concealed. But the heart feeling of repulsion to evil does not err.” read more…

Loftiness

Love

Love is a moral quality and a feeling of spiritual kinship, attraction to the world and unity with it and its manifold manifestations; it is a deep striving for the good of all that exists. Love is an active, leading principle; it is always effective, it transforms and creates. Its source is the highest spiritual principle of humanity and the cosmos. Love opens the eyes of the heart, capable of seeing the unconditional value of everything in the world.
"Love can create universes. Love and Wisdom are equal."
"…God is love, and the whole existence of the Universe is based on love and nothing else!"
“Victorious love is the crown of life, the foundation, the magnet, the fire and the engine of life...”
“Only the heart, covered with nothing but love, links us with the Higher Forces. The fabric of love is a most sacred one."
"Love is the crown of Light."
“The beloved, to which we strive, is attracted by love. Love is the strongest magnet."
“My dear, happiness is in love, and the happier is not the one who is loved, but who himself knows how to love.”
“If you want to ascend tirelessly, love. Learn fiery love, knowing neither oblivion, nor interruptions ..."
" ... Love must be strengthened. This is the simplest approach to the most difficult. "
“Love is the key to its entrance. Love is the power of overcoming. Love is the healing spring, the inexhaustible.”
"By love would I heal the mistaken ones.” read more…

Love of mankind

"The feelings of love and friendship for family and loved ones are beautiful, they teach us the most wonderful and lofty. They are the necessary steps leading us to the acceptance of Cosmic Love, which is intended for every person who understands his great purpose."
"Love for humanity is the result of the development of the heart, which is achieved through thinking."
"Above all love there is one universal love."
"People can help themselves by helping their neighbor."
"Learn to find the patience to listen to others speak of their pain. Find the benevolence to give wings to the joy of others. You do not know the source of their sufferings. You do not know the cause of their joy, but learn to offer warmth and encouragement to others."
"However, nothing should deter one from sharing his knowledge and encouraging the growth of consciousness. Therein lies love for one’s fellow men."
"The history of each state shows how many wayfarers have crossed its land. Honest study leads one to contemplate mankind as a whole."
"It is necessary to return often to the thought about humanity as a single heart. There is too much ignorance and impediment where there should be amiable cooperation." read more…

Loyalty

Magnanimity

Mercy

Mobility

Moderation

Modesty

Nobleness

Non condemnation ability to forgive

Objectivity

Openness assumption

Optimism

Orderliness

Originality

Patience

Patriotism

"True patriotism is not in narrow nationalism, but in true selfless love for the Motherland, in respect for everything and for all nations inhabiting and enriching and elevating it! The true power and beauty of the country lies precisely in this diversity with a single great foundation of the Motherland. ...Patriotism is the highest, noblest and most sacred feeling, but narrow nationalism or chauvinism is self-destruction."
"We can be against the war with all our heart, but we know the beauty of duty to the Motherland. In the history of our state, the Highest, Most Peace-loving Ascetic inspired the people and even sent his monks to fight against the enemies of the Motherland. We honor Him for that. His Covenants we go with!"
"In the name of love for the Motherland, the hero of death looks fearlessly in the face, ready to die for her. Sacrifice, rejection and renunciation are for them who do not know love. But for Love, it is an offering and a joyful return."
"True patriotism and leavened patriotism are two antipodes. One concept is inclusive and therefore growing, the other is exclusive, compressing and therefore dying. The laws are the same in everything." read more…

Peacefulness

"The word "Peace" symbolizes joy and life and fills the hearts with hope. It brings rebirth to a new, bright era, brings happiness and brings the future closer. Yes, there will always be peace in the future, and there will be no more wars. The white dove will win the war... It's time, it's time for the feral humanity to disarm their hearts and simply, humanly approach each other and extend the hand of friendship."
"A yogi is peace-loving. A yogi avoids quarrels, and prevents them as best he can. A yogi knows the healing quality of peaceful emanations. ... How does a yogi come to such a realization? He develops co-measurement and goal-fitness. He understands that malice destroys the bridge of advancement. He has tamed irritation, recognizing it as incompatible with human dignity. A yogi manifests strong striving toward creating peace. Even the smallest pacifying act is a beautiful achievement. It is especially valuable in these times when humanity is destroying itself with hatred. ... A yogi may not know whom his luminous thoughts will help, but he will not tire of sending them out into space, like a purifying offering: “Let there be good in the World.”
"Every broad thought, every manifestation of friendliness and peacefulness are good actions in the life of every day." read more…

Persistence perseverance

Politeness

"The selfish egoist condemns himself to terrifying loneliness and complete oblivion. My dear ones, happiness lies in love, and happier is not the one who is loved, but who knows how to love himself. When this truth is realized, all happiness will come. Therefore, our beloved, learn to love, get used to loving everything beautiful and develop active compassion for everything imperfect. Be affectionate and polite to your subordinates, for this is a privilege and decoration of the King of the Spirit.
I love the legend about Akbar very much. On the days of celebrations, when all the rajahs and peoples subject to him brought gifts to him, Akbar chose the most modest gift among the piles of luxurious offerings and, pressing it to his heart, appeared in front of the assembly, thereby paying attention to the smallest of his subjects and emphasizing that the gift was dear to him, brought not from excess, but prompted by the heart. So do you too, appreciate not by appearance and position, but by thought and inner qualities. And, of course, the best thoughts and a devoted heart are more often hidden by worn clothes and a modest position. Appreciate small employees. Both precision and politeness are the privilege of kings”. H. Roerich read more…

Power of observation

Protection of secrecy

Purity

Quick wit

Quick-wittedness

Readiness

Readiness to sacrifice

“Sacrificial labor is the crown of the spirit.”
“Such sacrifice is forged by love and by the experiences of former lives that kindled love for those who suffer.”
“…sacrifices are the steps of ascent.”
“Success is nothing else than the return stroke of sacrifice.”
“Power means possibility. In other words, every sacrifice means first of all a possibility. It is time to cast away the hypocrisy that sacrifice means being deprived.”
“They give and regret it. They help and reproach later. Why such offerings? ... They hang like a stone on the one who accepted the sacrifice. Only when the sacrifice turns into joy can we expect that there will be no reproaches and regrets about the good done. No one should regret joy, but remember it with pleasure even when something is received in return not what it should be.”
“The hero fearlessly looks into the face of death, ready to die in the name of love for the motherland. Sacrifice, rejection and renunciation are for them who do not know love. But for Love, it is an offering and a joyful bestowal. Love gives and brings the best that it has to the Beloved one – and that is without deliberate thoughts and labored efforts. When years of long and persistent efforts in concentration and exercise are required, Love reaches that naturally, simply and almost imperceptibly to oneself…”
“Karma will catch up with you, but its quality can be changed by a voluntary sacrifice on behalf of people you do not know.”
“Sacrifice and assistance are created in secret, such is the nature of these actions. Only the Higher World knows who really helps whom.” read more…

Refinement

Reliability

Resistance to evil by spirit

Resolution

Resourcefulness

Responsibility

Responsiveness

Reverence of the highest

Sagacity

Self-activity

Self-control

Self-denial

“Success is determined by purposeful self-denial. ... It is love that contains the ability to renounce one's own and oneself in the name of the beloved.”
“… renunciation of possessions but at the same time life in the midst of possessions; complete freedom from worldly desires but at the same time profound interest in the earthly work. All these antitheses should be harmonized in the consciousness of a disciple. The main thing to comprehend is that all renunciation primarily is achieved in spirit.”
“When a man is not personally attached to anything, he makes room in his heart for the universal containment. Nothing clutters the mind so much as personal manifestations. They leave no room for anything else. But beyond the small world of the personal lies the boundless ocean of the impersonal Cosmos. A cosmic citizen is one who has made the Cosmos his personal matters but has not treated his personal matters as of the world significance.”
“In the name of the Supreme in himself, a person renounces himself. Self-denial is the key to reaching the Higher Worlds. They can be achieved by it.”
“The heart will act as a trustworthy timepiece that calls one to thought about everyone and everything. There is no need to sit in tiring meditations; thought about the world is short and reflects the renunciation of self so simply. May all go well with the world!” read more…

Self-dependence

Self-discipline

Self-respect

Self-sacrifice

“Among the various fires of the heart, the brightest is the flame of self-sacrifice. It is this armor that wards off hostile arrows and creates the renowned invulnerability. The fire of courage is only a part of the flame of self-sacrifice. Of course, self-sacrifice does not necessarily mean to offer oneself as a sacrificial victim; rather it corresponds to a readiness to attain victory for the cause of the Higher World.”
“The Good is there where are containment, devotion and love. The highest is in the light of sacrifice and the basest is in the darkness of treason.”
“Wisely is ordained the bliss of him who sacrifices his soul for his neighbor. Often this commandment is applied to the sacrifice of one’s life, yet it is not said of life or body, but of the spirit. Thus a most difficult and lengthy task is given. In order to give one’s soul one should cultivate, expand, and refine it, then it can be given for the salvation of one’s neighbor. Thus the wisdom of the Commandment should be understood and consciously applied.”
“Much is said about self-sacrifice and striving toward heaven, but there are examples of lofty self-sacrifice here on Earth. Every mother, under various conditions, in her own way expresses self-sacrifice. But let us be attentive, let us be able to discern the most well concealed signs of this great feeling, for it is so profound that it shuns expression.”
“What is self-sacrifice? Is it not selfless creative work of creation? Why do we understand by self-sacrifice only the bestowal of the body, when the contribution of all one’s energies to the creation of the world is the highest bestowal of oneself.” read more…

Self-sufficiency

Selflessness

“Selflessness ... is an ardent beautiful courage and audacity in the name of the Common Good.”
“Each activity is valued ... according to the degree of selflessness that it contains.”
“It is selflessness that is the key to success. Therefore, if the aspiration… is sincere, then everything will come.”
“The strongest index of achievement is self-renunciation. Indeed, it is necessary to understand this cosmic concept in all its beauty. Not only on the field of battle is the spirit adorned with the power of selflessness. To traverse the path of life impetuously, to cross all lives as upon a wire, to pass over all abysses in song, is possible only for the selfless spirit. All structures which follow the cosmic designation are erected in fiery striving…”
“Indeed, the heart does not admit egoism. The heart lives in self-abnegation. Thus, strong is the heart when it is concerned about the future, not thinking about self.”
“The most unfailing way is the path of self-sacrificing achievement.”
“The self-sacrifice in the achievement links the spirit with the highest manifestations of Be-ness. Fullness of life may be expressed by the spirit who carries the chalice of self-sacrifice on his way toward Infinity.”
“… evolution has never been brought about by the majority but has been realized by an unselfish minority who are ready to subject themselves to the thrusts of the ignorant.” read more…

Sense of proportion

Sense of rhythm

Sensitivity

Sensitivity

Service to Common Good

"Caring for the Common Good, caring for one's neighbor is the highest task!”
“The future of humanity, the future of the Cosmos – is there anything more sacred?”
“Divide everything into four shares: the first – for the Highest; second – for the Common Weal; third – for your fellow-man; and fourth – for yourself. But the hour comes when only three parts remain, for the fourth will be swallowed up by the second. Such divisions are called fiery. Nothing but the heart can indicate the boundary lines between them.”
“Only an enlightened consciousness understands the fullness of its dependence on the Common Good. The Common Good was and is the foundation of every Covenant.”
“He is a hero who acts self-sacrificingly, unwaveringly, consciously, and who, acting in the name of the Common Good, thus brings nearer the current of cosmic evolution.”
“Every step of truth is directed toward the common good – this is the defining criterion.”
“How to affirm the measure of your deeds? If your deeds are useful to the world, then is their measure great.”
“Thought and work directed to the Common Good will be a strong weapon against evil.”
“…lofty knowledge and true service for the Common Good create the foundations for the health of the spirit.” read more…

Sharpness of consciousness

Sincerity

Solemnity

Solicitude. Considerateness

"…the Great Service is great solicitude. One cannot imagine a day or an hour when a man may be without care, that is to say, can dispense with thinking. Thus, care must not be regarded as an arid burden, but rather as a distinguishing quality of man. Among the privileges of the Bodhisattvas, solicitude for everything that exists is the gem of their crown. Likewise, solicitude should be welcomed as the kindling of Fire. Not petty reflections, but a most solicitous thought strikes sparks of light from the heart. It is unwise to avoid cares, for one must make haste with the fires of the spirit. Those who fear cares reveal but meager accumulations. The experienced wayfarer says, “Burden me with care when I enter the Beautiful Garden.” Man, who has received the gift of thinking, has accepted not the least of these responsibilities. It has been said that the smile of a rich man is of slight value, but the poor man who has retained his smile will become the companion of God. So does the folk understanding value a smile amidst cares. My advice is that you realize that the number of cares cannot be lessened. Only thus do we realize that joy is a special wisdom."
"Every concern related to a bright undertaking is only a joy for us. Where there is no care, there is no love."
"The wise man's concern is not for himself, but for the world."
"... All personal hardships are experienced easier when we have a great task and care for others ..." read more…

Spirit-knowledge

Spiritual imagination

Spiritual tension

Spirituality. Qualities of the spirit

Spirituality is a harmonious manifestation of the spirit in the human mind; it is a symphony of spiritual and moral qualities of human consciousness.
“Only that which promotes is valuable; it is useful and necessary only that which promotes ascent. ... The values of the spirit are of particular importance, because they can be kept by taking with you on a long journey ... You can’t carry until the end any outfits, clothes, or shoes: they will wear out and turn into trash; but courage, but stamina, but knowledge, but love, but devotion, but spiritual abilities – it is possible not only to carry, but also to multiply. It is said: “Do not lay up treasures for yourself on Earth...”, for earthly treasures and earthly things are all temporary and you cannot take them with you to the Higher World, but collect treasures in Heaven, that is, collect invisible values of the spirit in yourself, in your highest 'I AM'…”
“...quality is the garment of the spirit.”
“Infinity is in everything. The qualities of the spirit are also infinite. ... Each of them can be deepened and strengthened. The qualities of the spirit are the forms of the fires affirmed or affirming in the microcosm of a man. …By accumulating crystals of affirmed qualities, a man multiplies his imperishable treasure and builds himself a fiery abode for the spirit. The qualities of the spirit are affirmed and grow in application to life. There are no abstract qualities. Quality is a form of manifestation of the activity of the spirit.” read more…

State of vigilance

Steadfastness

Steadiness

Straight-knowledge

Strength of spirit

Strictness severity

Striving for perfection

Swiftness

Sympathy

Synthetic character of consciousness

Taciturnity brevity

Tactfulness

"The greatest tact gives the best results..."
"It is absolutely necessary to show the highest tact in dealing with people."
"A lot can be changed and stopped with a tactful approach."
"Tact will tell you what to emphasize and what to soften."
"The greatest prudence and tact must be applied. We must be as pure as crystal."
"... Friendliness has always been considered the best policy, but its degree should be prompted by tact, in our language – by a sense of awareness, which, alas, is so difficult to awaken."
"Let the sensibility show ... all the necessary tact, let nothing of value be missed, remembering how often an apparent trifle gives a strong weapon against the enemy."
"Every great idea is so easily ruined by tactless actions."
"... The unification of consciousness does not come immediately, it is not easy to achieve, and you need to show a lot of mutual patience, tact, cordiality and generosity. But when it is achieved, then everything really becomes possible ..." read more…

Tenderness

"Each aspirant must make every touch subtler, must show the tenderest solicitude. All the burdens of those close to him must be accepted wholeheartedly—that is how an impregnable fortress is created. And that is how to go forward!"
"I appreciate every manifestation of the heart. The tenderness of the heart is not easy to accumulate. It had to work hard to become responsive to someone else's pain and to know the highest joy."
"You have that sincerity, tenderness and caring attitude that are so rare, but it is these qualities that give beauty and joy to life."
"Even the tenderest, most compassionate heart should not be lacking in courage. The heart is a rock on which strongholds are built."
"A strong hand can touch very gently without losing its strength. Only weakness of spirit is inexcusable under any circumstances."
"It is a most useful thing to be able to combine the tenderness of love with the austereness of duty. The new life will not be deterred by contrasts. It will not exert compulsion with one yoke, but will bestow breadth of receptivity." read more…

The strength of spirit will

Tirelessness

Tolerance

"Patience and tolerance are two of these greatest qualities we all need to acquire if we want to... advance. So, patience, tolerance and the absence of violence – these qualities will lead us the shortest way."
"We measure our consciousness by the measure of tolerance."
"Tolerance in everything and always should be the guiding principle in our activities, only in this way we will pass any difficult and difficult path."
"…Accommodation and tolerance are among the first ornaments of culture."
"…Patience is the parent of tolerance. Intolerance is the offspring of ignorance. Nothing obstructs achievement as much as does intolerance. One must become attuned to an attitude of tolerance from one’s earliest years. And compassion is akin to it. Tolerance is the best way. Those who argue should not be dismissed if their words contain just one particle of truth. This particle could serve as a bridge for unity. But patience is needed to discover such particles of truth."
"Speak according to your listener's understanding. Intolerance is an outworn garment that must be discarded."
"Even though we may not feel close to something, if it opens up the heart of our neighbor, wouldn’t we tolerate it in order that his heart might be kindled? Or would we prefer to please ourselves and end up embittering the heart of someone close to us? Rather, wouldn’t it be a wonderful test to keenly observe just what will open somebody’s heart to the Good?” read more…

Trust faith

Unselfishness

"The perfecting of earthly labor will not harm the cognition of the distant worlds."
"In the case of do-gooding, bribery is unacceptable, because self-serving do-gooding ceases to be such. A Teacher cannot charge a fee for Teaching Life. Teaching is distributed and good is done free of charge. This condition is the main one."
"Learning to give to people without binding yourself with a bribe will be a great achievement. But sometimes a high spiritual gift is accompanied by an unconscious thought about retribution for it, about the desire for recognition and appreciation, in a word, about some kind of compensation for the benefits given to people. It is the self that weaves its web, in which the spirit is entangled. The Sun sends its rays and light into space, receiving nothing in return, and most importantly, demanding nothing for it. Be like the Sun."
"... We must learn to perform our work as best as possible, first of all, out of love for the work itself, but not for its results. Only then will our work be beautiful. The key to all achievements lies in this selfless love for everything we do and undertake."
"The true fire-blossom is actual selflessness; however, it must not only be evident in actions but must live in the consciousness."
"Those who accept evolution will work in its field for the sake of evolution itself, those, who do not, will wait for some personal rewards." read more…

Valour

Veracity

Victory of spirit

Watchfulness

Wisdom

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A sense of beauty A sense of duty A sense of solidarity Ability to help Accuracy Activity Affability Affectionateness Alertness Appreciation Aspiration Aspiration for the cooperation Aspiration for the future Aspiration for the highest quality Attentiveness Audacity Balance self-control Benevolence. Goodwill Bravery Calmness Carefulness. Considerateness. Frugality Caution Charm Clearness of consciousness Co-measurement with the sumprime Cognition Compassion Concentration Confidence Conposure Conscience Conscientiousness Consciousness Consistency Containment Conviction Cordiality Courage Creation Culture Daring Delicacy Desire for learning Detachment Determination firmness Devotion Dignity of spirit Diligence Discipline Discretion Discrimination Dispassionateness Eagerness to help Efficiency Endurance fortitude Enthusiasm Fairness Far-sightedness of spirit Firmness Flexibility of consciousness Foresight Freedom of spirit Freshness of perception Friendliness. Amicability Generosity Giving. Donation Good nature. Complacency Good spirits Gratitude Harmony Heroism Honesty Humaneness Humility. Humbleness Impartiality Indulgence Industry Initiative Inner concordance Inner integrity Insight Inspiration Intrepidity Invigoration Joy Keenness Kindness. Love of good Loftiness Love Love of mankind Loyalty Magnanimity Mercy Mobility Moderation Modesty Nobleness Non condemnation ability to forgive Objectivity Openness assumption Optimism Orderliness Originality Patience Patriotism Peacefulness Persistence perseverance Politeness Power of observation Protection of secrecy Purity Quick wit Quick-wittedness Readiness Readiness to sacrifice Refinement Reliability Resistance to evil by spirit Resolution Resourcefulness Responsibility Responsiveness Reverence of the highest Sagacity Self-activity Self-control Self-denial Self-dependence Self-discipline Self-respect Self-sacrifice Self-sufficiency Selflessness Sense of proportion Sense of rhythm Sensitivity Sensitivity Service to Common Good Sharpness of consciousness Sincerity Solemnity Solicitude. Considerateness Spirit-knowledge Spiritual imagination Spiritual tension Spirituality. Qualities of the spirit State of vigilance Steadfastness Steadiness Straight-knowledge Strength of spirit Strictness severity Striving for perfection Swiftness Sympathy Synthetic character of consciousness Taciturnity brevity Tactfulness Tenderness The strength of spirit will Tirelessness Tolerance Trust faith Unselfishness Valour Veracity Victory of spirit Watchfulness Wisdom
MISSION

At the beginning of the XX century the ideas of The Living Ethics (Agni Yoga) got their further development and explanation in the philosophical writings by Boris Abramov (1897–1972), the Helena and Nicolas Roerich spiritual disciple. These writings had been created since the 40s of the XX century, but they were first published in Russian only in 1993 under the title “Facets of Agni Yoga”.

 

Natalia Spirina (1911–2003), the disciple of Boris Abramov, carried out a variety of public work in Russia, in Novosibirsk. And her refined poetry reflects the philosophical ideas of the Living Ethics.

 

The main aim of the Flower is to research the essence, distinctive features and characteristics of the development of spiritual and moral qualities of a man, to distinguish these qualities from looking similar manifestations of the lower senses and qualities. This research extends our knowledge on moral qualities, self-improvement mechanism and helps to understand better complex mental-and-psychic processes in our consciousness.

 

For more information about life and works of the Roerich family you can visit the cite of Nicolas Roerich Museum in New York  http://www.roerich.org/

The complete texts of the Living Ethics books in English, German, Icelandic, Italian, Spanish and French you can find on the cite of the Agni Yoga Society (New York)  http://www.agniyoga.org/

 

 

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Birthday of Maximilian Voloshin (1877-1932), Russian poet, translator and critic.

The 75th anniversary since the death of N.K. Roerich (1874-1947)

The 120th anniversary since the birth of Y.N. Roerich (1902-1960)

The 125th anniversary since the birth and 50th anniversary since the death of B.N. Abramov (1897-1972)

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