Re: [steiner] PoF Ultimate Questions
- Again, again, again, Starman, I thank you for your comments.
They really helped quite a bit and I appreciate you going
back a few weeks. Thanks.
> While, yes, we have finished our Holy Nights study of PoF,__________________________________________________
> I want to ask a question I have which comes from the last
> section "Ultimate Questions".
> I would like to know how you guys understand the use of a
> certain word in the 'author's addition' to this section.
> Middle of the fist paragraph:
> Steiner: "For were intuitive thinking to originate in
> anything other than itself, were its essence not
> self-sustaining, then the consciousness of freedom that
> flows from morality would prove to be a mere illusion."
> Please share with me your understanding of his use of
> morality in this sentence. And, for those of you who were
> with me in the study group, you know how much I love
> examples. So, I would extra-appreciate it if anybody would
> be willing to rewrite the above quote and substitute the
> word 'morality' with a phrase of some sort. pretty please
> *******I didn't forget your request, just was busy.
> Suppose that, as current prejudice has it, our ideas
> were just copies of what the body perceives, or were all
> dictated by experience in some other way (psychological,
> sociological, whatever). Then when we sought to act, a
> hopeless despair would fill us, as we would always fear
> that we were compelled to do what we were doing, that it
> wasn't really our real selves that were acting. We would
> not be choosing to do the right thing in freedom, because
> our consciousness would not be free in reality.
> "Were it not for sense-free thinking, the awareness of
> acting freely in the Light that flows from intuitively
> deciding what is Right each moment would not be real."
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