406Re: [steiner] To Love
- Jan 2, 2001[My e-mail was down last night, and from the posts this morning, I
see my comments plagiarize Morgan a bit :-). I, too, have been
disappointed that we haven't had more discussion. I hope the
discussion will continue well into the new year and specifically so
we can know one another more deeply. I have also felt pressed to
"keep up" with the reading and not had so much time to comment, but I
feel reading in unison, so to speak, was beneficial.]
At 11:41 AM -0500 1/1/01, starmann77@... wrote:
>that the Ego is the immortal spirit in Man and the force that raisesTo tell you the truth, I have become so accustomed to this concept in
>us up ever higher, transforming the astral, etheric and physical bodies into
>Manas, Budhi and Atman. Wasn't anyone surprised?
Steiner's work, that I am immune to being in awe by this
revaluation. (so much for child-like wonder, huh? :-) However, I am
in awe of the way he described the relationship of man's development
to our understanding of architecture. "In a Gothic church you can see
that what is expressed in its form cannot possible be thought of or
felt without the presence of the devotional congregation.<snip> If
the devotional congregation were not within, and the hands were not
placed together in the form of the arch, the whole would be
incomplete." What a picture of ego-beings as co-creators!
>Then itFrom my southern protestant childhood.... Ahmen!
>seems to me that a mark of real love is that each will be made MORE able to
>be their independent Self in the relationship, not less: each will strengthen
>& support the other's individuality, not weaken it or tear it down. There's
>how to recognize the real thing, then.
Along that line, one of my favorite quotes;
"It is more noble to give yourself completely to one individual than
to labor diligently for the salvation of the masses." Dag
Without a strong "I", there's nothing to give, and you won't have a
clue as to what Hammarskjold is talking about!
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