- Hi Sarah and everyone, This Steiner lecture may be of interest and help with this issue. Especially the part where he talks about presenting moral truthsMessage 1 of 7 , Sep 9, 2005View SourceHi Sarah and everyone,This Steiner lecture may be of interest and help with this issue. Especially the part where he talks about presenting moral truths through "living pictures" to the young child.The Education of the Child in the Light of Anthroposophy
http://wn.rsarchive.org/Articles/EduChi_essay.htmlBy way of introduction, I am relatively new to this list as well. I am an artist and mother of two boys. I was introduced to Anthroposophy a couple of years ago through my son's school and our friends who are biodynamic farmers. I study the materials on the rsarchive and do the basic exercises in my limited time.
Kind Regards,Anne NicholsonNashville, Tennessee
- Mabel Thank you Matthew; what an excellent reply. At first you had me on; I thought you were suggesting moral relativism! LOL I was thinking; this is a bitMessage 2 of 7 , Sep 10, 2005View Source
MabelThank you Matthew; what an excellent reply. At first you had me on; I thought you were suggesting moral relativism! LOL I was thinking; 'this is a bit out of character for our MM!' then I read your second part, so eloquently put as usual!Anne, I have that page up ready to read this evening. Thank you.Sarah
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- In a message dated 9/9/2005 4:43:43 AM Eastern Daylight Time, ... *******There are two answers to that question I can think of. The first is simple: when youMessage 3 of 7 , Sep 17, 2005View SourceIn a message dated 9/9/2005 4:43:43 AM Eastern Daylight Time, sarahwh@... writes:
OK you intelligent people on this list, this may or may not have something to do with anthroposophy (it would be great if someone connected it to Steiner's teachings!), but I want to put to you a question that my 5 year old son asked and I am looking for a way to answer him at his level. He asked; "If noone sees or finds out, and it doesn't harm anyone, then it's ok to do bad things, isn't it?"
It's perfectly logical! But it's not right. How can something be illogical yet right?
*******There are two answers to that question I can think of. The first is simple: when you do something you know to be 'bad' or 'wrong', you lessen YOURSELF: YOU will know, you will like yourself less, have less confidence in and peace with yourself, and as you do such things repeatedly, be on a downward spiral of corruption. Since this is an elementary teaching of philosophy, it can also be found in Steiner's philosophy, and in Aristotle's, etc.
The second is that there is nothing we can do that is not seen by the All-Seeing Eye (which could be interpreted as an aspect of Self and match the first answer), and recorded in the Akashic Records.
But neither would be appropriate for a 5-year-old. For him, you would translate answer #2 into "God sees you." That will also serve to awaken his sense of conscience, as in #1.