Glory to the Hero. Diptych. 1933; by Nicholas Roerich
“Whosoever proclaims Beauty shall be saved! …”
“Remember, Art is the one vital medium of the coming culture.
Through Beauty will you approach.”
El Morya from Agni Yoga Society
Here is a great article from our friends at Reverse Spins on the Ascended Master El Morya’s teachings on how the quality of beauty will save the world.
Beauty in music, art, architecture, healing and hospitals, schools and public transportation will nourish the soul of people everywhere.
Editor, Reverse Spins: These quotes were given to Nicholas and Helena Roerich by El Morya in the 20’s and early 30’s. El Morya who ascended in the late 1800’s, is one of the founders of Theosophy as well as Agni Yoga. He then went on to co-found The Bridge to Freedom and then the Summit Lighthouse with Saint Germain. Nicholas Roerich, a Russian, spent many years in Tibet. He was truly a Renaissance man. His paintings are very original and have a special ethereal quality. He had a student in FDR’s Cabinet. The book Leaves of Morya’s Garden by Roerich was even on Elvis Presley’s reading list. El Morya has written and dictated on almost every subject imaginable over the years—always with the goal of elevating mankind and bringing in a New Era. Here are his thoughts on Beauty which is more than meets the eye as you will see.
My Friends! Happiness lies in serving the salvation of Humanity.
Put aside all prejudices and, summoning your spiritual forces, aid mankind.
Direct the unsightly towards the path of beauty.
As the tree renews its leaves, so shall humanity flourish on the path of righteousness. Leaves of Morya’s Garden I, The Call, 4. 1924
The miracle of Beauty in the adornment of our daily lives will exalt mankind.
Raise high your light.
Illumine the beauties of My Temple.
Teach the Joy of Beauty.
Teach the Happiness of Wisdom.
Teach the Bliss of Love.
Teach the Glory of Unity with God.
I will grant you the power and fleetness of Mercury.
Go forward without doubt, without fear, without turning back. Leaves of Morya’s Garden I, The Call, 45. 1924
Yesterday we approached the question of the aura.
Each one perceives the astral world through the color of his own aura.
The fuller the harmony of one’s aura, the truer the astral image.
He whose sense of duty is acute will see this before aught else.
As those who are attracted by love will be borne to the Realm of Love,
and transported, will comprehend the joy of Beauty.
Only the gem that radiates all hues of Truth
can reflect the full Splendor of the Future.
Yet we must also appreciate the pure stone of one color.
We learn to smile at errors.
Books, like man’s passing thoughts, must be chosen with care.
Many easy things are revealed as useless when you gain instruction from Me.
When berries are gathered in the woods, only the best are chosen. Leaves of Morya’s Garden I, The Call, 174. 1924
Pure music helps the transmission of the current.
We pray by sounds and by symbols of Beauty.
The heart and mind do not conflict when they sail the Ocean of Creative Labor.
And the wings of the bird of the spirit, atremble,
will soar upon the breeze of harmony.
And the steel of the word flashes in the furnace of Truth. Leaves of Morya’s Garden I, The Call, 181. 1924
They will ask wherein is the quest for perfection.
Reply: In Love, in Beauty, in Action.
These three paths suffice.
Even beneath a tree you feel yourselves sheltered.
Even at the foot of a cliff you feel yourselves protected.
But more protected will you feel yourselves beneath My Ray!
In silence and in tumult your voices reach Our Summit.
Through the ocean�s mist the ray of the lighthouse is dimmed,
But Our Ray shines through all.
Our Ray shines bright, and in the silence of the ocean you can find Us. Leaves of Morya’s Garden I, The Call, 318. 1924