II, iii, 7. The purification of religions predicates a new direct relation with the spiritual world. Christ, Buddha and their closest co-workers did not use magic formulae but acted and created in full blending with the Spirit. Therefore in the new evolution the former artificial methods must be abandoned. -Leaves of Morya's Garden 1925
a) 17. But it should be for you to remember about our community and emulate it in harmonious labor. When the time comes to change the course of the ship the indication will come.
b) 37. the principal factor (in thought transmission) is the quality of the sending. This quality is called utility of the will, which means understanding of the voltage of tension of the correspondent. In order for an electric lamp to light up a certain voltage is necessary. Not only the contents of the sending but also the quality is important. The knowledge of the Spirit gives the sending usefulness. An effect of the usefulness of the sending will be joy of reception, for everything properly proportioned will be a joy.
c) 141. Everyone understands that not words convince but the sendings of the brain center. Sugary speech can attain its goal because of its impression upon the listener. One is more likely to conquer by a silent gesture than by cold rhetoric.
d) 142. One may pass from animals to plants. You already know that it is beneficial to sleep on cedar roots, you know what collectors of electricity pine needles are. Not only do plants serve salutarily by their extracts, but the plant emanation produces a strong effect on the surroundings. One may see how man can be helped by a bed of flowers consciously combined. Absurd are mixed flower beds whose mutual reactions destroy their good effect. Matched or homogeneous ones can answer the needs of our organism. How many useful combinations there are in fields covered by wild plants! Combinations of plants which are natural neighbors must be studied as instruments of an orchestra. Those scientists are right who look upon plants as subtly sensitive organisms. The next steps will be the study of the reaction of groups of plants on each other as well as upon man. The sensitivity and reciprocal action of plants upon surroundings is indeed astonishing. Plants are manifested, as it were, as a binding substance of the planet, acting on a network of imperceptible interactions. True, the value of plants was long ago foreseen, but group reciprocal actions have not been studied. Until recently people have not understood the vital capacity of vegetable organisms and have senselessly cut clusters of heterogeneous plants, not caring about the meaning of what they were doing. A man with a bouquet is like a child with fire. Exterminators of the vegetation of the planet's crust are like state criminals.
e) 149. Maintain a correlation between expansion and strengthening--remember, not only the leap but also the retention of the new ground. Many examples may be cited wherein expansion resulted in no possibilities. Naturally we must understand expansion in regard to the consciousness. If a victory of the consciousness be not consolidated technically, then instead of an even light the consciousness will become filled with sharp painful sparks. As in all life it is necessary to understand the moment of assimilation. Man living fully begins to notice, as it were, a pulsation of his experiences. This pulsation proceeds apart from the quantity of labors and apart from external impulses. It is necessary to safeguard this pulsation inwardly and not attribute it to overfatigue or to an accidental effect. In these moments the consciousness becomes accustomed to some new acquisition. Through inexperience people often begin to be alarmed by a temporary silence of the consciousness, but such a consolidation leads to the next leap. During such a period of assimilation of the consciousness do not disturb it with problems. The butterfly is making ready new multicolored wings - do not harm the cocoon.
f) 166. The true fire-blossom is actual selflessness; however it must not only be evident in actions but must live in the consciousness....But it is not easy to establish in the consciousness selflessness - individuality is unavoidable. And the blending-in of selflessness can take place only with a clear realization of the future. Selflessness is not built on past experience; only a true perception of the future can mold an inner judgment about the boundaries of the possible. Whoever thinks in the stillness of the night that the past has taught him the value of selflessness is a prisoner.
g) 168. 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. Indeed not a forcible tension of the will but the dynamic quality of concordance of the centers produces the effect of fulfillment. Hence an oft-repeated desire, like a blunt blade, does not cleave space, whereas the ringing of unexpected concordance breaks the densest surface.
h) 169. It is better not to touch a dog guarding the gateway; if one begins to whip it, its rage will increase tenfold. Likewise with microbes, they can be vanquished by rays or by the counteraction of the forces of the organism, but the whip of the will forces many centers to droop, and the fire will engulf new domains. Rays undercut the roots of the infection, but the will leads it to new activity.
i) 174. If the principle of a manifestation has been found, its dimensions depend upon technique. Thus transference of sensitivity can take on the most diverse dimensions. Let us say - in a certain location there must be founded a new community. The place may have all the necessary signs, but surrounding conditions may temporarily constitute a grave danger. Then let us take a new location and transfer to it the possibilities of the first. In our consciousness we have not broken away from the possibilities of the first place, and we experience the effect of the first decision in laying the foundations for the future structure. Whether something is to be on the fiftieth parallel or twenty degrees farther south it is essential to preserve the enlightenment of constructiveness.
j) 208. Let slanderers look over the list of everything slandered by them. Will not this be a list of human evolutionary discoveries? No slander has any influence on the effect of evolution. But slander is a devourer of vital fuel, and from the standpoint of goal-fitness must be destroyed. An absurd abusive word is not often accompanied by clearcut thought, but slander by nature is akin to everything reared in darkness, and thought carries it inaudibly like an owl in flight.
k) 223. The methods of West and East in thought transmission differ. For suggestion the West has tried to apply direct aggressive action--touch, fixation with the eye, loud murmuring of a command--which in their primitiveness remind one of the lower conjurers of southern India. At best such a command is distinguished by temporal brevity and usually involves the consciousness in only one definite action. The East, first of all, seeks an inner contact with the state of consciousness which allows the consciousness to be filled more firmly and lastingly. The Westerner tries to pierce one with his gaze, but the Easterner in sending a thought will actually not look at one because the effect of a glance would be to diminish the sharpness of the command. Indeed the eyes of the sender will be open but he will form a picture of his correspondent, and in that mental image he can more fully encompass his essence. No tension will strengthen the effect but only immutability of consciousness and trueness of tone of the finer sounding. A rock splits from a detonation, not only from a blow. It is easy to achieve the most difficult if the consciousness is adequate and tranquility is not disturbed. The trouble is in the fact that people regard tranquility as inaction.
l) 236. Is not the prison the brother of the cemetery? Labor opens the prisons. Fire purifies the cemeteries. Labor and fire - the cause and effect of energy.
m) 245. Adaptability is the best means for conservation of forces. Often it is asked how to develop this quality. The development of adaptability actually takes place in the current of life. To all is known the sensation of the boundaries of spheres. When you go out of a playhouse into a gray street it seems to you that you have fallen into a lower sphere. When after solemn festivities you turn to ordinary toil you become struck with the sad everydayness. When out of the dismal cold you enter a beautiful building it appears to be the crown of perfection. A sluggish adaptability produces a series of false concepts. This falseness makes you timid and awkward.
n) 262. Striving by way of the unusual has been confused with the customary porridge. Now one will have to search and to knock.
(by Schmiechen, 1884)-Morya: Community 1926
Beloved ones, I greet you in the name of my twinflame. I greet you, beloved, for I have been, down the centuries, one who has been in the Far East. I have been Russian by birth; I have come to these shores. And many of you know, know well, of what I have attempted to do for the world
I have indeed championed the cause of peace in many ways. But I must tell you, beloved, we must recruit many, many souls for the restoration of youth. And youth are the foundation of the decades and centuries to come. Therefore, beloved, I ask you and I implore you to seek to care for students--to counsel, to advise, to give comfort, to give love, to teach them what they are not learning in their schools and to help them enter universities of higher learning.
I would speak then to all youth of the world. I would speak especially of those between the ages of ten and twenty-one. I say to you, beloved, these years of your life are years when you may squander a great deal of energy in what the scriptures call riotous living. As you read the magazines, as you see what is happening in the colleges and universities and high schools of the nation you come to realize that the imbibing of beer, alcohol, drugs of every kind, stronger and stronger drugs that are killing the youth of the generation--so, beloved, look at this and say to yourself: “I am in the prime of my youth. My sacred fire is with me in my chakras. I have a mission and a calling. I will not make thus such and such karma and therefore take many years to pay the debts of my irresponsibility in youth.”
You know that children even below the age of ten are finding cigarettes, are finding drugs, are not being cared for by their parents who work or have single-parent homes. Blessed ones, you cannot build a nation of children who are not with their mothers and fathers at least a good deal of the time, where they have that sense of inner and outer confidence, of independence, a sense of self-worth, a sense of reinforcement, a sense of [their parents] taking the child where he must go. -Nicholas Roerich: 6-27-1996 at RTR, Montana via Messenger E C Prophet