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  • Bayou Blue
    May 3 5:08 PM
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      Dear luciferius,

      Thank you for your Gordienko quote, which holds much wisdom. In my reply to
      Morgan's thoughts, I was essentially asking questions, which apparently were
      overlooked or not comprehended and thus left unanswered. Perhaps I didn't
      phrase my meanings clearly enough? As already stated, I agree with Morgan's
      assessment of Prokofieff's holy nights work, and in fact greatly admire
      Prokofieff himself, feeling perhaps he isn't appreciated as fully as he well
      deserves. His so astute words regarding criticism seemed to me
      overwhelmingly important, thus my questions which seem to have elicited no
      reply. When one considers how our own times are increasingly plunging into
      darkness in large part due to conscious or unconscious non-recognition of
      criticism per se, I felt it a valid exploration.

      Best,

      BB



      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "luciferius2002" <luciferius2002@...>

      > Any attempt to criticise such printed assertions is
      > condemned out of a false ethical principle: tolerance
      > towards a person is confused with tolerance of his
      > mistakes. The ideal of brotherly love comes to mean
      > little more than the maintaining of "diplomatic
      > relations" with one's neighbour, while remaining
      > indifferent to his spiritual destiny.
      > (Gordienko, pgs.13-14)
      >
      >
      >
      > --- In anthroposophy@y..., "Bayou Blue" <BayouBlue@p...> wrote:
      > > Dear Morgan and All,
      > >
      > > I must agree with your assessment below. Even in his very basic
      > book,
      > > *Knowledge of the Higher Worlds and its Attainment*, Steiner speaks
      > of how
      > > much criticism exists, even among our children. What are we
      > teaching and
      > > developing? Clear thinking? Compassion? Tolerance? Understanding?
      > Knowledge?
      > > Anthroposophical thoughts? Perhaps one should stop and ponder a bit
      > on these
      > > aspects?
      > >
      > > BB
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > > Although this isn't the question being asked, I found
      > Prokofieff's book on
      > > the
      > > > Holy Nights very helpful to inspire both my nightly drawings and
      > > subsequent
      > > > dreaming.
      > > > It is disturbing to see how eagerly human beings leap to
      > criticize.
      > > > I do agree that his 'forte' might be leaning toward the
      > Intellectual Soul,
      > > but
      > > > it would seem more interesting to discern his place on the
      > Vorstand and
      > > what
      > > > its function is.
      > > > The transition to Consciousness Soul is not an easy one. Even
      > the move to
      > > > 'know' a man by reading someone's opinion of him from a book is an
      > > Intellectual
      > > > Soul impulse.
      > > > Consciousness Soul strives for the 'Big Picture.'
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > Blessings on your investigation,
      > > >
      > > > Morgan Vierheller
      >
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