Re: [steiner] Re: Gospel of John Over 12 Holy Nights
- That's a very interesting verse, Morgan, but does it mean that
none of us will become truly enlightened until after death?
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From: "Morgan Vierheller" <mrgnsms@...>
Sent: Saturday, December 02, 2000 5:38 PM
Subject: Re: [steiner] Re: Gospel of John Over 12 Holy Nights
> > If you would suggest a verse, Dr.Starman, I could put it on the front
> > page of the eGroup site for the duration of the event.
> If I could proffer a verse from a book that we are studying in our College
> I look into darkness.
> In it arises light.
> Living light.
> Who is this light in the darkness?
> It is myself in my reality.
> This reality of my Ego
> does not enter into my Earth existence.
> I am only an image of it.
> But I shall find it again
> when I-- with good will for the spirit
> shall have passed through the portal of death.
> This is a meditation Steiner gave (London, 1923) to strengthen the ego. To
> quote from Carlo Pietzner's book, from which this comes:
> "It sums up the very core of the theme of image and reality, because
> places into the divine center, into the crossing point of the two arms of
> cross, the sleeping child of our ego.
> (Pietzner used this meditation to sum up his chapter on Image and Reality
> using the image that lives in many during Christmas, the Christmas tree.)
> In this time when we need all of our strength and the nature of our study,
> taking images into our sleep life, I thought this might be appropriate.
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- "Duncan J. Fernando" wrote:
> That's a very interesting verse, Morgan, but does it mean thatSteiner writes in many of his books (especially The Syudy of Man) about the
> none of us will become truly enlightened until after death?
work we do between falling asleep and waking as a an opportunity to get in
touch with that part of ourselves that we join after death. Thus, we bring
our experiences to this dream time each night and do some very important work.
You might say we have opportunities for enlightenment every time we sleep. It
is this that is referred to in the verse.
> > I look into darkness.
> > In it arises light.
> > Living light.
> > Who is this light in the darkness?
> > It is myself in my reality.
> > This reality of my Ego
> > does not enter into my Earth existence.
> > I am only an image of it.
> > But I shall find it again
> > when I-- with good will for the spirit
> > shall have passed through the portal of death.