1520Re: Ancient principles still viable today:
- Nov 30, 2000Thanks Elaine.
I have to confess being new to Steiner and Anthroposophy. As
someone better read in the anthroposophic tradition, point me in
the right direction here as to what to consult in Steiner's works.
It would seem to me though from my own study that these root
ethical teachings are basic to the spiritual, philosophic path.
To me the Ten Commandments while they contain much of the
Yamas as described by Patanjali are not as inclusive as they are
in the framework of a patriarchical, montheistic or henotheistic
religion. The Yamas on the other hand are not rootedso much in
belief as in behavior.
The Sermon on the Mount seems to me to extend the Ten
Commandments and make them more inclusive.
They are often slighted or overlooked or seen as elementary
when they are really fundamental.
I'm closer to the Yoga tradition as I practise daily.
Apologies Elaine if this appears inappropriate to an
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "elaine upton"
> Ok, anthra--say these ancient principles (ahimsa, satya,asteya,
> brahmcharya, etc.) are still viable today. But how do they speakto us on an
> anthroposophy list? This is an "anthroposophy list"--smile.Noble Truths of
> I could also say that The Ten Commandments or the Eight
> Buddhism (which Steiner used) are still viable today. But doesanthroposophy
> help us to understand these today in a new (or a new-old)light?
> Be well (with ahimsa and all),
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