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Re: [steiner] PoF Ultimate Questions

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  • Carol
    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. Carol ...
    Message 1 of 3 , Jan 22, 2002
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      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.

      Carol

      Carol wrote:

      > 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."
      >
      > Starman
      >
      >


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