Re: [steiner] If God is Music...
- Thank you, Brother.Timely for me.Joe ProskauerFour more selections:
See the small and develop clear vision. . . .
Use the outer light to return to the inner light, and save yourself from harm.
Lao-tzu (c. 600 BC)
As from the power of sacred lays
The spheres began to move,
And sung the great creators praise
To all the Blest above;
So when the last and dreadful hour
This crumbling pageant shall devour,
The trumpet shall be heard on high,
The dead shall live, the living die,
And Music shall untune the sky!
John Dryden (1631-1700)
Grand Chorus from A Song for St. Cecilias Day, 1687
The stars spake once to Man.
It is world-destiny
That they are silent now.
To be aware of the silence
Can become pain for earthly Man.
But in the deepening silence
There grows and ripens
What Man speaks to the stars.
To be aware of the speaking
Can become strength for Spirit-Man.
Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925)
Heed the seasons,
Nature has the key to the festivals on earth.
The festivals in heaven
Are of another kind.
Some day all of humanity will be invited to
participate in them.
from Turning: Words heard from within
(by Claire Batchford)----- Original Message -----From: Br. RonTo: FriendsSent: Wednesday, December 29, 2004 10:04 AMSubject: [steiner] If God is Music.......then Heaven is simply the mastery of good timing.Timing is all about the refinement of culture.(The word is 'appropriateness.')
But, even the Barbarians knew that when their drums weresynchronizedthey were closest to their Deities.
Does this mean that Evil is 'bad timing?'
Perhaps not. I'm told that Evil is but the DESIRE for
Oh Sun of God, let me be Merciful when your Logos calls for Mercy
(but not one second longer) Let me be Severe when severity
is called for....(but not one second longer)
Let me strike the skin at Life's 'down beat' and refrain
from action at the 'off beat' and so avoid the victory of Chaosover Harmony.
Above all, let me listen carefully to my own Inner Conductor
who has penned the Score of this incredible Symphony of the Spheres.In 2005, I pray our collective 'Tree of Life' will blossomwith a timely ascent through the different Spheres.I pray we might carefully follow the baton of the Christic Solar Impulseso that Beauty and Universal Joy might reign amongst ourselves.....and our loved ones.LVXBr. RonBy the way, The I Ching puts it this way:Hexagram 11. Peace (T'ai)
"The stream of (cosmic) energy must be regulated by the ruler of men.It is done by a process of division. Thus men divide the uniform flowof time into the seasons and mark off infinite space by the points of the compass.This is done by adjusting products to the right time and the right place,which increases the natural yield. This controlling and furthering activity of man inhis relation to Nature is the work on Nature that rewards him."Western scripture explains this rhythmic process in Ecclesiastes 3:"To everything there is a season,
and a time to every purpose under the heaven:"" A time to be born, and a time to die;
a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;""A time to kill, and a time to heal;
a time to break down, and a time to build up"BR
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