Re: [anthroposophy] The Goal?
- 31/1/2002Dear Jef, Ron and allCalmness, quietness, emptyness.This quietness is in my opininon the ability to fine tune in a mood of soul. The feeeling life cannot be empty, one choose aparticular feeling, or felling situation and stays there, not allowing other (subjective) feelings in [ same as in the tinking exercise when one does not allows other thiughts to wander in ]. Then quite a lot of interesting things happen in meditation. Modern/classical science uses that in a way, when it does not want any subjective element to go in the space of observation. It goes a bit over the to often throwing the baby with the bath water.Emptyness is when one undo the filling in one had done before, a classic example is going from imagination to inspiration.Franky----- Original Message -----From: Br. RonSent: Wednesday, January 30, 2002 5:58 PMSubject: Re: [anthroposophy] The Goal?
__Jeff__(sans R. Steiner)"...Here we have to active, move from place to place, be on the go...However grotesque it may appear , the opposite is true of the spiritual world.There one cannot be active, one cannot draw anything towards one bymoving from one place to another. Nor can one bring anything to one bysimply moving a limb... Above all, for something to happen in thespiritual world it is essential that there be absolute calmness of soul.__(...)__Jeff__
But at the end if one cannot maintain inner peace,calmness of soul and be quiet within, its all for naught apparently.
Zen practice can be used a preparatory method to APin my opinion and is not separate or contrary to AP.Thanks JeffBR