- Apr 10, 2009Dunward: « "Spiritual" thinking can be understood by studying Dr.
Steiner's philosophical works or any of his basic books. »
Yes Dunward, spiritual thinking can be understood following this
path if approached in an unprejudiced manner but would this
exercise guarantee that the conceived 'spiritual thinking' will be far
reaching. I believe that such 'far-reaching' ideal in spiritual
thinking unfolds within an individual who first humby labours to
transforms his lower soul bodies and this will take TIME, EFFORT
and great courage and during as well as onward, there arrives the
complex 'task' by which an individual student of spiritual science
must begin to permit the Higer Realms to reveal inner meaning of outward
life to his/her soul by way of spiritual concepts..
And Michaelic courage is fundament to this ...
Dunward: « ..(It's unfortunate that the word spiritual has come to
mean a "nice" person or vaguely "moral." That's an absurd
oversimplification and doesn't help with understanding what spiritual
thinking could mean.) »
Sometimes through Anthroposophic experience, a person is moved show
interest in their fellowman and LOVE the (Christ seed) potential
residing in living souls which enables them too, to reflect the will of
the Higher Realms.
A concept from out of Christ Jesus's life which impresses me in this
regard is the instance where Christ Jesus stooped down and washed the
feet of someone lower than He. Christ Jesus showed, by example of
humility and gratitude to one lower than He that without the obvious
pressing vulnerable shown by mankind, He would not have had reason to
Dunward, if I, an Anthroposophist, on chosen occasions permit myself to
lend an ear to what my 'nice and vaguely moral' earthly brother or
sister wish to convey, I do so following the example of the Living
Christ and do so in expression of humility towards Michael.
Our earthly life is extremely complex and have confirmation of this, you
have only to consider how many lectures Rudolf Steiner gave - and I'm
sure that in the end, he remained somewhat dissapointed for not
having had a chance to convey alittle more...
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