Re: Platonists and Aristotelians
- Admittedly, I am a novice to the writings of Dr. Steiner.
This "charitable eye" you speak of, is perhaps the first lesson I
recieved from who, at the time, I knew not who they were. In essence,
one cannot alter anothers Path and to Judge the direction of them
would only bring darkness to my own "Light" and progression of my own
Path. Would this be a fair description to the statement, "That is a
luciferic temptation on the Path." ??
--- In steiner@y..., "eurythmy" <eurythmy@t...> wrote:
> Thanks for this very clear description of everyday experience
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> I pursued the Path for ten years before meeting other
anthroposophists (there were none where I was until then), and I'll
grant you it's a let-down, just as is hearing much of the gibberish
on these online lists. So few seem to be even walking the Path, much
less appearing to make any progress, I thought. But then I met an
Initiate in the movement whom others did not even see was an
Initiate, because I could see their criticism like a black eyepatch
over both eyes, blinding them to what he was doing and being... and I
started to realize that all the people I was meeting could be
undergoing initiation in their own lives in ways that were not
immediately apparent, and would never BE apparent if I did not see
them with a more charitable eye. A person who appeared to be very
ignorant of what I knew of the Path might be working with retarded
children and undergoing Trials every day that were beyond my
> Dr. Steiner referred to this in his Letters to the Members,
that we must always guard against feeling "These people are beneath
me... I would be better off studying these things on my own." That is
a Luciferic temptation on the Path.