Ethics in me

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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, pt.2, ch.4, § 4

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

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

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

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

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

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, pt.3, ch.4, § 11

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, pt.2, ch.8, § 4

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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…Nothing but the heart can indicate the boundary lines between them.
Fiery World, Book II, § 457

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Desire is not an achievement. Achievement is the realization of necessity.
Leaves Of Morya's Garden. Illumination, pt.2, ch.7, § 16

Love every expansion of consciousness, because this is the primary aim.
Leaves Of Morya's Garden. Illumination, pt.3, ch.6, § 17

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

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

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

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

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, pt.2, ch.9, § 10

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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, pt.3, ch.5, § 13

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Do not be displeased except with yourself.
Leaves Of Morya's Garden. Illumination, pt.3, ch.3, § 5

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Our way is not that of an eternal wanderer but of a hastening messenger.
Leaves Of Morya's Garden. Illumination, pt.2, ch.6, § 17

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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, pt.3, ch.5, § 13

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dear reader, in front of you there is a Flower of spiritual and moral qualities, which every man has to strive for. These qualities and the inner work on self-improvement is the core that unites people of different religions, nationalities, cultures and social positions.

The on-line version of “The encyclopedia of spiritual and moral qualities” is based on spiritual heritage of the Roerich family – Helena Roerich (1879–1955), an outstanding philosopher and a great spiritual worker; 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 H. Roerich, literary-and-journalistic and artistic works of N. Roerich.

The ideas of The Living Ethics is closely connected with philosophical heritage of Helena Blavatsky (1831–1891), the founder of the theosophical movement in America, Europe and India, and “The Teaching of the Temple” compiled by Francia La Due (1849–1922), the founder of spiritual community The Temple of the People (1898) in Halcyon, California (USA).

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Service to common good

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Selflessness

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Self-respect

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Self-dependence

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Responsiveness

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Responsibility

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Resourcefulness

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Resolution

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Reliability

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Refinement

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Readiness to sacrifice

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Readiness

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Purity

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Power of observation

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Politeness

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Persistence perseverance

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Peacefulness

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Patriotism

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Patience

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Originality

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Orderliness

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Optimism

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Openness assumption

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Objectivity

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Non condemnation ability to forgive

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Nobleness

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Modesty

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Moderation

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Mobility

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Mercy

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Magnanimity

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Loyalty

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Love of mankind

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Kindness love of good

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Keenness

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Joy

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Invigoration

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Intrepidity

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Inspiration

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Insight

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Inner integrity

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Inner concordance

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Initiative

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Industry

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Indulgence

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Impartiality

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Humaneness

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Honesty

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Heroism

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Harmony

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Gratitude

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Goodwill

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Good nature

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Generosity

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Fairness

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Efficiency

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Donation

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Discrimination

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Devotion

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Delicacy

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Culture

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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/

 

 

Looking forward to your cooperation. E-mail  cvetokachestv@mail.ru

Calendar

Day of Slavic Writing and Culture. Commemoration day of St. Cyril and St. Methodius (IX cent.), reformers and creators of the Slavic alphabet and the Church Slavonic Laguage.

The Year of Theatre and Russian Hospitality
The International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements
The 705th anniversary since the birth of the Reverend Sergey of Radonezh (1314-1392)
The 145th anniversary since the birth of N.K. Roerich
The 140th anniversary since the birth of H.I. Roerich
The 115th anniversary since the birth of S.N. Roerich
The 15th anniversary since the death of N.D. Spirina

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