- Just picked up (again) a lecture by Steiner entitled: The Concepts
of Original Sin and Grace, delivered in Munich, May 3, 1911. The
edition I have was translated by D.S. Osmond, published by Rudolf
Steiner Press, London in 1973.
The first time I read this lecture I was jolted awake by the clear
differentiation between the collective fall of humanity and
individual acts of wrongdoing.
Steiner says (p 25) Through Christ's existence on earth we have the
strength to rise again into the spiritual word without merit of our
won, just as we incurred guilt without sin of our own. Neither fact
has to do with the element of personality in which the ego lives,
but both are connected with happenings that precede[i] and follow[i]
the coming of the ego.
More to come.
> A fish seems a less sentient creature than, fe, a cow, which isreally a
> dumb beast but one we can like. A goat is a wonderful, chummy, lovabledespite
> creature. I had a goatess but had to get rid of her becasue she,
> being so simpatica, ate everything in sight. I gave her to thegardener
> after making him swear he would not eat her. I haven't checked. Achicken is
> maybe a baby step above a fish in this respect.Just when I needed to hear from Frank. Thank you. I am sure everyone I
encounter today will be happy I read your email before meeting them. Oy