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The Last Supper has intrigued various popular authors and scholars interested in deep esoteric symbolism in great works of art. Perhaps only those with an understanding of astrology and other esoteric disciplines are in a position to truly appreciate the symbolism embedded in historic works of art. From Astrodienst Astrowiki. Jump to: navigation , search. Mertz, Bernd A. Category : Art. Not having any proofs for his assertion, Professor Veselovsky mentioned that discoveries of such great significance had never been previously made, and that the workers during their excavating could have planted them.
Neither the delicate technique of these objects nor my contention that the planting of them could only have been carried out with a mercenary aim, while our workers did not even examine and certainly did not understand the meaning of the discovered objects, served to influence the elder member of the Imperial Archeological Commission, and Professor Veselovsky; he maintained his own opinion. But the next year, unhindered by the usual ethics, Professor Veselovsky with a group of archeologists, went to the sites of my excavations and discovered similar anthropomorphic figures amongst the Stone Age objects.
When, however, at the session of the Archeological Society, Professor Veselovsky announced his remarkable discoveries, I, following his example, asked whether the honorable professor did not regard his discoveries also as false? Naturally, Professor Veselovsky indignantly began to support their authenticity and the great significance of these discoveries. I was therefore compelled to ask him again whether his opinion was correct this year or last. I also remember another episode, this time in the field of the collection of paintings.
Once a painting was brought to me which suggested Rembrandt not only because of its signature but also because of the technique. Seriously doubting its authenticity, I showed it to the eminent connoisseur of the Dutch School, a member of the Imperial Council, Semenov Tan-Shansky, who not only pronounced this painting an original, but also expressed the most enthusiastic desire to buy it. The same attribution of this painting was also made by another known collector, S. Since the owner of the painting demanded an immediate decision, it was necessary to buy the painting without further consideration.
But my doubts did not subside and after a detailed examination of the painting, I became convinced that the board did not correspond to the period and that the painting itself, although made by a talented artist, did not belong with the signature which it had. However, the painting was not hung. But my friends did not forget the matter. One day the collector S. Two hours had not passed after this conversation when a messenger arrived with a letter from my friend and two paintings of the Dutch School.
If, however, you would care to reciprocate, do not refuse to give me the very painting which you do not regard as original. I would want to have only this gift. There was no choice but to fulfill his stubborn wish and the collector became very proud of this new addition to his collection, about which he spoke to all friends who gathered at his home. Such episodes are also found in the field of painting: For example, I once saw a beautiful Jan Victors with a complete signature transformed into a Rembrandt and with written credentials.
Also in the world of archeology: A bronze idol was once found in a kurgan with a museum number. One could quote very many similar episodes in all countries. The Epic of the Tiara of Saitaferne and the Kluzelski findings, or the inscriptions in an unknown language from Afghanistan, are alone sufficiently characteristic.
Certainly not. We do not live by condemnation. One only recalls the inexhaustible possibility of mistakes that are especially unavoidable when jealousy and partiality dominate what should be an impartial research work and judgment. Just now the newspapers announce that an expedition has found a Chaldean tribe in the Himalayas!
How many such winged idle tales flutter over the world distracting minds and dragging with them the possibilities of what might have led to important discoveries. Here, for instance, Mr. Its error, substance and its ignorance make this statement not only ridiculous but stupid. But if we look back, to our amazement, we find similar occurrences more than once. Of course all these curiosities remain in the category of historic anecdote, but they show how uninventive is the thinking of slanderers who, since ancient times, have worked according to the very same formulae.
Most curious of all is that not only H-r and his inspirers have invented such ideas, but I must say that a similar invention was made more than once, and most curious, from the time when I attended the Academy of Art. Already at that time it was alleged that some unknown person was painting my paintings for me. As a matter of fact it appeared that my painting was completed prior to the work of Vasnyetzov; neither Vasnyetzov nor I would have presumed otherwise, as also was established by Yaremitch. I remember how my teacher Kuindji always smiled when such tales reached him.
And he had a full right to smile indulgently at these legends, because a unique legend was also invented about him: It was whispered that he had killed the reputed artist Kuindji and seized all his paintings. But that he himself probably knew nothing about the art of painting, and that he was not Kuindji. It is even a pity that we cannot trace the original sources of such fiction. Probably one would be amazed at the page of such original creativeness.
Probably they are altogether not unlike the Tibetan namtar A Tibetan Ballad. And this invention was not discovered in an ordinary way. A British colonel gave us this information from Lhassa. Quite acutely, evil intention, error, legend, and credence are converging. Sometimes it is impossible to define the border between well-intentioned belief from subtle, evil intent. Well, let creativeness blossom. At the end, the chaff is separated, but let the consciousness safeguard one from errors which can only contaminate space.
Let us close with an instance from our archeological journeys. While studying an ancient monastery which was lying outside of the usual byways, we found in the middle of the monastery courtyard, an ancient stone cross half-buried, but with beautiful carvings that were well-preserved.
The abbot, accompanied by the Treasurer and other members of the Brotherhood, went to the courtyard and stopped before the cross in open amazement. Certainly a cross! Lord, for twenty years I have walked on this spot and never noticed the cross.
In another home, with wonderful Dutch portraits, I mentioned to the woman who owned them my regret that the eyes on one portrait had been absolutely rubbed out. She also answered me that this was impossible because no one had taken the picture down from the wall. However, insisting that the portrait be taken down from the wall, I pointed out the irreparable damage. In all these cases, and many other instances, there was no ill-intention or even any neglect as such, because they valued the pictures. Blindness and deafness verily do not limit themselves to the lack of sight and hearing but they are also there where these faculties have been obscured by ignorance.
Beethoven was deaf and Homer was blind, but these characteristics did not hinder their names from remaining in the ranks of honor of the light-imparting culture. When the Bhagavan Ramakrishna participated in all religions and performed the tasks of all castes, he did so out of the same great feeling of esteem towards everything that existed. It was in the name of great Tolerance that the Gates open to the radiant constructions of the Future. And when Saint Sergius advised Prince Dmitri to exhaust all possibilities of peaceful negotiations and to use utmost friendliness before beginning any military actions, he acted in the name of the same great Commandment of Tolerance.
Does not each manifestation of crass intolerance leave us with the same unpleasant burdensome feeling? Are not all the numerous historical examples sufficient to indicate how the greatest of human heritages were destroyed through ignorant intolerance? Verily, intolerance can be identified only with ignorance, the daughter of darkness. Intolerance contains embryos of the most evil activities. There is no place for the manifestation of spiritual growth where intolerance nests. One has to eradicate every sign, every indication that might lead to the idolatry of intolerance. Humanity has invented all sorts of obstacles to ascent.
The dark forces are trying in every way they can to restrict evolution. Naturally, their first assault will be an action against the Hierarchy. Everyone has heard about the power of a Blessing, but out of ignorance they have turned this beneficial action into a superstition. And yet the power of the Magnet also lies in its ability to strengthen someone with a Blessing. Much is said about cooperation; thus, with every creative act it is necessary to assert awareness of the Higher World. And what strengthens the power with more immediacy than the Ray of the Hierarchy!
It is indeed instructive to note what is the chief target against which crass intolerance is directed. In the first place, ignorance hates co-operation and Hierarchy. It is especially strange to notice how those who are full of intolerance, being unaware of it in themselves, establish their own Hierarchy. And even if it be the Hierarchy of destruction, it still remains a Hierarchy.
The dark Hierarchy is a tyranny, whereas the Hierarchy of Light is based primarily on conscious co-operation. Tyranny is violence, fear, terror, slavery. True Hierarchy is constructiveness, in which every positive ability finds its application and grows in a continuous process of improvement. Let no one think that while speaking against tyranny, we admit at the same time intolerance. For tyranny, as we have already said, is the root of decomposition and becomes the gateway to chaos.
Besides, tolerance does not mean the tolerance of evil and of criminality, but refers of course to all endless branches of constructiveness. And let us not attach the concept of tolerance and intolerance to some exalted nebulous regions. Let us not consign them to something superhuman or supernaturally great, beyond the horizons of normal, everyday life.
Why go so far, when both these qualities are evinced in daily life? We must look for the expressions of our nature in small, habitual actions. Then said Jesus unto him, Go, and do thou likewise. Not from the summit of a throne did the good Samaritan pour the healing balm into the wounds of the unknown traveler. No, the Gospel presents the parable in the surroundings of daily life. A lonely road, and a perishing, lonely, wounded man. Not a few crossed his way and hastened to pass by. Who knows who he might be?
Perhaps he is of foreign faith? Perhaps to help him would mean to become entangled in an unpleasant affair? A servant of the Church once confessed that he could not help a certain sick woman, because he did not know to what faith she belonged. But the good Samaritan, by his example, censured all hypocrites of intolerance. And Saint Martin also, when presenting his cloak to a naked beggar, would hardly have held an inquest as to his faith and social status. Examples from both Testaments speak of the highest and most beautiful Tolerance.
An intolerant person is primarily unmerciful, and consequently ungenerous; he does not know the meaning of confidence. Each incipient intolerance should be uprooted in childhood from the very day when the consciousness is awakening. An experienced educator should notice the first signs of negativity, and should immediately supplant it with positive containment. What a mass of prejudice and superstitions would be removed from life! How many dramas would be solved by a benevolent command of all containment!
From the first day, the broadest enlightened attention and containment must be patiently instilled, with great care in each school, no matter in what specialty. Extreme care will be given to thought-development, because, with few exceptions, humanity has forgotten to exercise the great power of thought.
Despair, the devil incarnate of intolerance, will be replaced by the boundless realization of creativeness. Reminders about Tolerance are as old as the first pages of the Testaments, but the lack of attention to them makes them as new as if they were meant for tomorrow. What little effort is required in order to turn this tomorrow into a radiance of many achievements which are possible in the case of sincere co-operation! Even in our days of extreme intolerance, such unifying institutions as the World Postal Union and International Red Cross are possible.
Even the most intolerant hypocrites do not protest against these institutions…then, what slight expansion of consciousness is needed to reach co-operation and trust! And is this so difficult? Since antiquity, psalms and folk-sagas hail the most unifying and uplifting human aspirations, as noble acts of heroism.
Do not young eyes sparkle at the sight of beautiful heroic achievements? And no machine, no standards, will crush the sacred tremor of the heart that faces the beautiful Infinite. In the schools, let there be untiring reiteration about heroism, generosity, and unceasing mental creativeness. Even a small shifting of consciousness will already show the radiance of Light from behind the shadow. And the shifting will turn into an achievement. The expenses connected with remuneration and travel of the artist were great, but the Emperor, the Protector of Art, wanted to have the best masterpieces and spared no effort to give the artist the best conditions.
The artist agreed to complete the picture within a year. Special apartments were allotted to him. Here he spent day after day in contemplative thought until everyone became worried as to when, after all, he would begin to paint. All material was long ready, but the artist apparently had no intention of starting work on the canvas. It seems that sufficient time has elapsed for humanity to realize the impracticality, the baseness and meanness of intolerance. Let us hope that past centuries have already taught us to see and realize the harm that is continuously done. What strikes one most, when receiving all this news, is its diversity.
One may imagine that if in jest, all these communications would be reversed for a minute, there would at once be chaos. However, all these organizations think of culture and undoubtedly they all strive towards one and the same high aim. The diversity of thought is a most benevolent sign. The wide embrace of the concept of Culture already affirms a great multiformity.
One cannot imagine that Culture all over the world could be clothed in a single uniform. There may be identical strivings of the heart. There may be identical feelings of human dignity, but outer forms will of course vary. It is already a correct approach to Culture to learn to value this multiformity. Imagine for a minute the deep distress if because of differences of outer signs and garbs, there would arise misunderstandings as to the nature of the sacred concept itself. All our coworkers should train themselves to this broad understanding in order to guard, with sacredness, the dignity of culture.
Each quarrel is in itself an anti-cultural sign. Each doubt as to the righteousness of a brother is in itself somewhat anti-cultural. No, our brothers, whether they come from South Africa or Finland, Tahiti or Belgrade, will be bound and spiritually united by an entirely different foundation. The striving to high quality, to a heartfelt devotion to every evolutionary construction, creative labor, veneration for Beauty and esteem of Knowledge—this will unite all the blessed pilgrims of the spirit.
These foundations of Light cannot be obstructed by the differences of creeds, not by the peculiarities of languages, nor by traditions, however ancient they may be. The understanding of the evolutionary constructive basis of life, of broad striving beyond all conventional boundaries, will so broaden the consciousness that the containment of even the most startling multiformity will take place benevolently.
Where there is a basic goodwill, there will also be Bliss, by which spirit-creativeness and straight Knowledge will be strengthened. Therefore diversity is not an unwieldy quality, which is difficult to manage, but on the contrary it manifests, seemingly countless vigilant eyes, hands and feet, indefatigable in its true vigilance, flexibility and resourcefulness that will build this Co-operative.
In other words, diversity becomes an invulnerable, noble armor. In old fairy tales we read of the united group of Bahadur—heroes in which each one had some special quality. And only in co-operative unity, complementing each other, could they achieve the most difficult and seemingly unfeasible tasks. If despite their might, they would have had one and the same quality, they would undoubtedly have been defeated.
Mutual respect takes into consideration, first of all, the safeguarding of individuality and the encouragement of personal initiative. Tyranny, against which the human spirit inevitably revolts, is only an uncouth expression of selfishness, and an ignorance of the value of individuality. If all past tyrants of the world would not have erroneously forgotten the value of personal initiative, they, as the heroes of fairytales, would have assembled around themselves an invincible and benevolent legion of builders of life instead of revolts and defeats.
I emphasize benevolence, because I trust that the complex of the best human strivings in their widest scope, is always constructive, and everything constructive is already benevolent in itself. In the name of this constructive benevolence, we have to encourage diversity among our organizations, although I know this surprises certain ignorant people who cannot grasp the basic idea of constructiveness.
If the foundations of Beauty and Knowledge are vital, then they shall protect this benevolent multiformity as the basis of creativeness. Everyone who has tried to analyze life thoroughly will remember how elements most varied and, according to human convention, seemingly opposed, were blended into benevolent, cordial understanding, when their spirits felt the selfless constructive principle.
The same constructive principle teaches mutual control of our armor. This will bring about a better result of the spiritual battle, but neither for condemnation, nor for mutual embitterment. Containment is born out of the same spiritual growth and straight-Knowledge. And it comes to life not in a painful birth, which furrows the forehead in wrinkles, but easily, with a joyously conscious smile, which adds one more altar to the Temple of Beauty. And this altar will not be without form, but it will harmoniously enrich the whole structure.
Every city may expand either without order and in rivalry and hatred, or it may be beautifully balanced. Even the most ancient stones, in the hands of an experienced master-mason, find their dignified and predestined place amidst modern contemporary structures. How beautiful it will be if a city so domestically unified retains its full diversity, which is but a natural outlet of the inexhaustible might of the human spirit. Our cultural organizations should also be based on the foundation of true freedom. As nothing else, it is liberty which is organically related to the conception of multiformity.
Freedom is the dream of all mankind; she leads beautifully, resplendently winged, if her foundation is the true understanding of Culture. Anti-cultural liberty is only revolt—rude and chaotic. And thus fate has given us, as co-workers, such precious concepts as the true freedom and diversity of creative manifestations. The best feelings of the heart grow upon this all-embracing field. And true cordial sincerity is the first banner of Culture.
Only in this armor may one pass all abysms of darkness. There are many such murky passes, where ugly monsters prey upon peaceful pilgrims. Everything spiritual is synthesized in Culture, everything heroic, everything constructive and creative. To call friends and co-workers to the festival of construction and cordiality is full of dignity and Beauty. Let us safeguard with fullest care the benevolent multiformity, which is so generously sent to us from all ends of the world. Verily blind are those who do not wish to see! During my practical studies in Roman Law, our old professor once assigned a thesis on the prosecution of slander.
Discussing the subject we came to the conclusion that slander and defamation, in their essence, were not sufficiently prosecuted. And we asked the professor why the giving of false statements was not prosecuted by any of the laws. These student dreams of protecting humanity against lies and falsehood often come back to mind. It would seem that the very accumulation of circumstances, so destructive for humanity nowadays, indicates what attention should be paid to the vast currents of false invention, which are mostly directed to evil.
None of the contemporary laws, even though aiming to put a stop to harmful slander, have sufficient power to counteract the whispering of lies. Someone may say that such lies are identical with slander, but in fact, a great deal of evil gossip would not come under the category of slander, and still would be a source for spreading the most harmful consequences. Even if we would try not to pay attention to every lie which people, like birds, thoughtlessly chirp, not realizing the terrible condemnations that are often passed along in the irresponsible twittering of a drawing-room; even if we would not pay attention to these, the essential harm caused by them would not diminish.
For besides this irresponsible chirping, a mass of consciously false inventions which have the sole, full-intentioned aim, of causing harm by dissension and devastation has grown up in the world. Sometime the making of picklocks, thus impressing the minds of weak-willed spectators with all sorts of harmful ideas, is also depicted on the stage. To record such malicious inventions of the mind would be harmful in itself, but from time to time one should take the trouble to ponder about the colossal amount of lies parading in life, which in their path destroy the most valuable and often irreplaceable possibilities.
Now people often leave their churches, after the most evocative and uplifting sermons, refreshed only for new slander. By the most touching psalms, souls have become inspired only to evil whispering. The heroism of the best dramas now often results in paroxysms of suspicion.
And does not even prayer become a threat? Is this not so? And is this proper? To be venomous, a snake need not be large. The coral-snake and viper are small, and the poison of even a small scorpion may be fatal. The deceiver dreams of cheating. The traitor lives by treason. The coward is tormented by terror. Certainly, if laws are meant to protect the safety of the citizen, then they should be adequate to counteract slander and lies. When humanity sees that the torrent of evil is increasing with such invention, it is strange to fight these giants of evil with the antiquated, ancient Roman Law, or the Codex Justiniani or even by the Codex Napoleon, which many of the current lawmakers imitate.
If evil has created new formulae, then the remedies must also be adequately renovated. If every slanderer would realize that he is not only imitating the chirp of a winged-sparrow, but his act is already foreseen in the criminal code, he would ponder a Second time as to whether his cherished whispering of evil, would not cost him too dearly. It is quite natural that the increased numbers of blackmailers and of infant kidnappers in America have resulted in the enforcement of corresponding laws. Probably at this hour, Lindbergh smiles sadly, realizing that this stronger law has not helped him.
On the contrary, after the enforcement of the new law, he even suffered from worse blackmail which had the air almost of scoffing. Does not such cruel mockery prove how greatly evil has increased and how legal measures against it are already too late? Is this not like a gangrene, which the knife of the surgeon tries vainly to overtake? Do we not again have to return to the same solution, which has already been proposed by us also for other walks of life? Is it not high time to introduce into all schools without delay, from the earliest grades, the foundations of practical Ethics?
Unfortunately this most essential subject is now regarded as something abstract, of which it is not even customary to speak because it would be considered antiquated, not of proper social grace, and would arouse the severe derision and the resistance of the allies of conscious evil. We are all guilty of having garbed the vital foundations of ethics in a dull gray toga, while allowing the slanderers to utilize the most vivid pages of the human vocabulary.
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In our social life, do we not regard enthusiasm, this radiant flame of the heart, as something unfit and childish? Praise and admiration, these flowers of the Beautiful Garden, are considered almost as a sign of ill breeding. And adoration, instead of its inspirational significance, assumes the form of conventional hypocrisy and is admitted as such.
Well-brought-up children should ask for nothing, should strive for nothing and should dull their creative strivings, blindly following the standards of those educators to whom, in their turn, no one ever taught anything blissful and constructive! And there are many such pseudo-educators! Dusty are the gray togas in which we have garbed Ethics and each lofty mark of creativeness. And these have been replaced by accusations, malicious whispering and the spreading of falsehood. It is strange to witness how faces brighten up at the very mention of an untrue story.
Then vocabularies become enriched and even the most silent guest becomes a brilliant speaker. And often his brilliancy increases when he is certain that he lies. A liar is inventive also in suspicion. Judging by himself, and entering this murky field he feels like a fish in water. His malicious experience encourages him, because he knows that all his attacks will remain unpunished.
A bad conscience whispers to him, that his defense lies only in evil, and without evil he will, like the fish out of water, lose his vitality. A profound atheism is also expressed in his basic malice, in his suspicions, and in his desire to besmirch all. The liar has not before him the Highest Image, in the presence of which he stands ashamed. His poor imagination can show him no vista of his own future, when he will be called to an accounting of his actions, or rather when he will set himself in the place he merits.
But for this, one must have at least some imagination. And such imagination should be cultivated in order that it may guide one beyond the limitations of the day. People are very much afraid of illness, poverty and of every kind of misfortune. The most impertinent liars and slanderers often turn out to be the most primitive fetishists. Anyone who has watched the throwing of a boomerang may remember how sometimes an inexperienced and careless thrower will shriekingly try to avoid being hit by his own weapon that mercilessly surprises him and strikes him with mathematical accuracy of the force he himself used.
Experienced boomerang throwers call such victims, first of all, fools. Verily, there is no better denomination for the malicious ignoramuses than fools! The ignorant slanderers, are, above all, fools! No matter what imitative gilded words they invent, no matter what they do to placate their naive listener with disgusting narratives, they still remain fools!
Each of their lies gathers impetus with perfect accuracy and at an unexpected moment strikes them the harder; each garden grows, whether it be dark or light. It is indeed unbelievable that our earth should have existed for countless years, only so that now we should be faced with the urgent necessity of descrying the immense evil caused by lies! But one need only take any newspaper, the events of any single day, in order to prove what terrifying limits have been reached by men in their efforts to harm one another.
It almost seems that if men could pass but one day without inflicting evil on one another, some great miracle would occur, some beautiful healing force would visit us as naturally as a kind smile of the heart, or as a fertile shower over parched fields. Is it possible that egoism, this nearest kin to lie, has actually been victorious?
Let the children, from their very infancy, from youth, march by the new paths of great co-operation with creative Bliss, not with the boredom of Ethics distorted by misunderstanding, but with the joy of Ethics, transmuted by the fire of the heart! History gives us remarkable examples of how, not only the still unspoiled mind of children were often transmuted, through the art of thought, but how even the most apparently inveterate criminals became enlightened.
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Such examples of enlightened criminals have always been given in the Great Ordainments; thus nothing is lost. Consequently one may fortunately reach the best results by an enlightened consciousness and not by mere threat of the law. All the most beautiful formulae remain in their full vitality. It does not demand so much courage to turn to these beautiful and blissful formulae. This purifying teaching is called the science of the heart. In such effulgent garments, in radiant armor, through the luminous torches of the heart, it will not be difficult to stay awake throughout the long night awaiting the dawn.
No one has ever believed that festivals were not needed. On the contrary, the true Festivals of Enlightenment, the Festivals of Labor and Truth, are most inspiring! And how easily such a sacred Festival is possible, in the simplest places, but as well as in a palace. Let us overcome everything, even the most dark and most evil, by a creative constructiveness, which will afford humanity a true Festival of the Spirit. By this we abide! During a certain period of production, an imposed curtailment of its volume is not necessarily harmful if this reduction is utilized to synthesize the quality of the results.
Quantity, as is known, is effective as a messenger for the masses, and is at times admissible in works of the highest Culture; but the movement of Culture never made its imprint either through quantity or through the majority. A high quality and refined minority were always the impetus for real achievements of Culture. Very often, even in splendid addresses and writings regarding Culture, it is made evident that Culture begins where people know how to utilize their leisure time.
This can be true only in as much as we ourselves determine the concept of leisure. If by leisure we understand the period outside of our routine work, or as we have sometimes called the period of work—pranayama, then so-called leisure becomes a concentration upon finding high quality in our activity.
How beautiful is the sound of these concentrated strokes of an accumulated energy of high quality, and how their resonances awaken the hearts of the masses who were previously stimulated only by quantity! Quality also awakens another characteristic, indispensable to evolutionary processes. It arouses a real sense of responsibility for all that happens, be it even a single affirmation or warning, or even if it appears as a new phase of refinement in something already known.
The greatest drama often hides in our presumption that something is common knowledge. Striving to quality will lead us to many axioms of life which must be stated as problems for solution because they demand refinement, accuracy and striving from new angles of our existence.
One cannot begin the glorification of Culture with silence. The hermits departed from the world for their silences only after a certain activity, when their silence itself became a thundering spiritual call and a cure for ailments. As long as the sculptor works in the province of the fundamental forms, his hand is permitted the use of either a deep or shallow curvilinear stroke of the chisel, but as soon as he reaches the final interpretation, any distortion would mean a return to chaos.
Thus his creative enthusiasm becomes more exalted, combined with a great responsibility for each motion of his hand. At such moments, the sculptor frequently stands away from his work to view it from various positions in order, when coming closer, to impart the inimitable touch to it. Whereas, during the early days of his work, the sculptor could express his intentions in words, during the final strokes he is more silent, more deeply penetrative, knowing his responsibility for that which he completes.
The quality built up by the entire complexity of circumstances infuses into the work of construction a special spiritual joy. In crossing the mountain stream one cannot afford to make a single false step. Likewise, when crossing an abyss upon a rope, we seem to lose something of our physical weight, and when we are attached by the heart to the spiritual threads, we almost fly over perilous abysses. Whether we term it enthusiasm, spiritual upliftment, or perfection in the quality of movement and thought, or a lofty solemnity in all our feelings, there is no difference in definitions.
For he who does not understand solemnity in love and the exaltation of quality, all other definitions are like stones rolling in the mountain stream. The judgment of high quality does not consist in the resonance of loud words. In a concentrated solemnity of the heart, this judgment of eternity is resolved.
If we dare to pronounce the word Culture, it means we are primarily responsible for quality. The root of the word Culture represents the highest service towards perfection, and this is also our duty with regard to quality. In the aggregations of quality, nothing remains unforeseen, nothing remains forgotten, and of course, nothing is distorted through reasons of self-interest.
Great or petty self-interest is so enrooted in the life of humanity through centuries of perversions and denials, that it has become one of the chief enemies of everything achieved above the personal quality. There have been discussions in the press as to whether the heroic achievements recognized by humanity were prompted by self-interest. Such thought could occur only to the minds of those who are themselves essentially self-interested. In their opinion, not only these achievements, but also the deeds of daily philanthropy are of course called forth only by various degrees of egotism and self-interest.
Such is the canon of the heartless who, judging only by their own natures, suppose that each good act is performed either for self-interest or for some other material personal benefit, forgetful that these earthly flowers endure but a single day, like the brilliant blossoms of the cactus. By condemning everything to self-interest, those who are inherently self-interested begin also to assault Culture.
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Those who disparage always consign the reality which they hate to the clouds of inaccessibility, in order thus to be rid of it more easily. With pleasure they promote boxing matches, bull fights and contests for speed records. They will bring forward the crudest physical manifestations, in order to erase, at least partially, everything subtly creative.
They are ready to surrender the Temple into the hands of the money-lenders, confident that in line with the era in which we live, there will be none to expel them from the Sanctuary and to sustain that by which the human spirit exists. Happily, the paths to perfection and the highest quality are, in their essence, outside of the hands of the money-lenders. What's left? See last link at bottom. April and April This is about SEX. It's the reason why S.
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