correction-Re: Re: Emotions & Truth; Equanimity
- Hello again,
Sorry for one error I made in the last post. I said i agreed with Starman
about Steiner's teaching of going beyond sympathy and antipathy, and i do.
Yet I do not resonate with the latter part of the post about Spiritual
Science requiring "lack of emotion".
(I am not sure what is meant here by emotion. I see emotion and feeling as
two different, yet surely related, words. So, i'll stick with the word
"feeling" for the purposes of this discussion).
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On the thread of compassion...
I think this is Joel who spoke about the Buddha in relation to
this subject. How rightly I'd say, for compassion belong to the
mission of the astral body I'd say, this is the main
counter-Luciferic ingredient(compassion) to incorporate to our
since that compassion is the act of extending our astral body and
incorporating another being as if we'd be this being, it opens up
our being to the others and to beneficial supersensible energies
too, this is a free deed of love, free deed of spirit, this is a
choice, and the more you become true ego and spirit, the more it
become something natural for you to do, for the more you realise
that "I and the Father are one" and that most of the separation
we create between each others arise because of lack of
ethical individualism; goodness.
Compassion is an ACT of goodness.
Is an emotion an act or a reaction?
Is truth an act?
Is not Love the highest good?
Is not the I something intrinsicly moral?
Since compassion is something we incorporate in our being, meaning
this is not necessarily there, I'd say this is of the nature of
a spiritual feeling, something not arising from the earth, a new
personality; the Christ personality.
I would have the tendency to think emotions are parts of our astral
body we've lost control on, and feelings as expresssions of the soul
personality, from where the expression soul-mate would come, for we
unite in sympathy or exclude in antipathy no? When we have feelings
for someone usually it's a sign that we want to unite,
a soul-mate will become so in the case of in heightened sympathy no?
This is not because we've lost control over the situation,
same thing for a sexual relation.
So, sexual desires would be of the nature of an emotion(drive),
feelings relate more to the soul or Beauty shortly.
Elaine, I'd reformulate the question about how we reach the true
'ego sense' as follow: 'How do we come to truth, love and humanity
instead of death, evil and materialism?'
My answer: Through self-knowledge, self observation,
"Know thyself", and Anthroposophia shall bring substance and details
to us about ourselves, and the Macrocosm as well, we shall come to
know the Christ: the Key to the Riddle of Humanity.
Another absurdity of materialism and materialistic
mind is that they don't even know matter, for example how many
know the constituents and parts of their own body?
This is again that we've become witnessing sight beings with no
will, love and thirst for knowledge, same thing for the earth,
how many knows the contituents, different species of the earth,
or are interested to know really? we don't care for the
earth and we only care for our body in an aesthetic way..
This remind me Christ saying to the Pharisees something like
"You look all nice externally, but inside you're full of bones
The rose and the cross... may it be our sign.
May we be living Grails!
'There's a fine line between participation and mockery'.
'My advice to you is to get married. If you find a good wife, you'll be happy; if not, you'll become a philosopher'.
'True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing'.
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