Re: Why Steiner?
- Thanks for your message,Dr.Starman,it does help me to clarify my
thoughts.It is indeed interesting that while the Eastern philosphies
are practised less and less in their countries of origin (I come from
Sri Lanka),they have become fashionable in the West. I agree that
Steiner's great achievement was to "integrate spiritual knowledge
with all the rest of man's knowledge".
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, DoctorStarman@a... wrote:
> In a message dated 5/24/00 3:24:41 AM, email@example.com writes:
> > >
> *******Even the way the question is asked shows that Eastern
> what anthroposophy calls 'Luciferic'---as if the only thing to be
> is SELF-knowledge, SELF-this, SELF-that. And that is what attracts
> Steiner--- his teachings, taken the right way at least, do not
> from the world but enable a man to stand in the modern world and
> it: no running back into ancient stuff, running away to
> One might as well ask, "We have the Koran, why do we need any
> books?" (as the lovely folks who burned down the library of
> and as the dead-heads in Iran have been asking for 20 years now).
> to heal your sick, or to grow enough food so your masses don't
> your gurus withdraw into themselves (like India)? Some of us are
> in integrating spiritual knowledge with all the rest of man's
> setting it apart. Which one of these others you name has produced a
> cancer? A new system of agriculture that can intensify the life-
> Practical solutions to real-world problems?
> Eastern paths are great when you find the modern world too
> and want to drop out of it, but none are useful for a modern
> that's why Steiner for me. And one mark of this: none have the
> Dr. Starman