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  • Title: The Inner Development of Man
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    • difference between arriving at an understanding of the concepts
    • human soul and spirit must undergo for attainment of the understanding
    • conveyed in any manner in this area must be understood with this
    • mystic trains himself to acquire understanding of soul and spirit
    • understanding of these on one's own. This is the big question that now
    • around itself. How are we to understand this? If reincarnation is a
    • understanding of it can be gained if one lives one's life as if karma
    • superstition because these two are the worst obstacles. Only a person
    • instruct a person who is filled with superstition or common prejudice,
    • superstition in the world of sense reality, it soon tends to be
    • easily leans to fantasies, superstitions and illusions is unfit to
    • superstition. But it is easy to deceive oneself here. Freedom from
    • fantasies, illusions, prejudices and superstitions is gained by stern
    • realm. Certainly this has to be correctly understood. It is not
    • times when, it must be understood, occult instruction was only taught
    • difficult to attain an uncritical attitude, but understanding must
    • everything. How can we look understandingly into somebody's being? We
    • should not condemn but understand the criminal's personality,
    • understand the criminal and the saint equally well. Empathy for each
    • understanding for fellowmen, the spiritual organ located in the
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  • Title: Lecture: Woman and Society (Die Frauenfrage)
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    • of women, if we want to understand the matter as a whole. For there
    • could have been brought up. She would not have understood how anyone
    • coincidence — many will understand this that at the beginning
    • learn to understand people by looking into the depths of the
    • that disposition of soul which enables men and women to understand
    • truly practical sense understand it spiritual-scientifically, will
    • understanding and a true solution of soul will be possible for the
    • then have an understanding for what will bring the true solution to
    • understanding, with deep spiritual understanding one will say:
  • Title: Lecture: Problems of Nutrition
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    • We must understand each other precisely as to
    • another, and he who assumes that it does will misunderstand it
    • understood me correctly if you realize that I am not speaking for
    • the ego, and you can understand why it is that people turn to it.
  • Title: Lecture: The Etherisation of the Blood
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    • between these two poles, and we shall come nearer to understanding it
    • place in the Macrocosm. You will understand this more fully as time
    • place in the Macrocosm. We understand this when we turn our minds to
    • unfold true understanding of what is contained in the Christ Impulse.
    • understanding must be acquired in the form suitable for that
    • events were rightly understood by those who came to His forerunner,
    • be understood.
    • it must gradually become known. By understanding the process of
    • within him. Only those possessed of understanding will recognise the
    • understanding of the life of the spirit through what we to-day call
    • in the physical body or whether it has been laid aside. Understanding
    • understanding of the Christ while they are still living in the
    • the gate of death. But if those who now reject any understanding of
    • understanding cannot be acquired between death and rebirth. Once the
    • in tongues” (Cor. I: 12), to be understood?
  • Title: Lecture: Overcoming Nervousness
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    • understood.
    • see the jerking in the writing. This condition is easily understood through
  • Title: Jesus and Christ
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    • fact, it is a most unpopular and much misunderstood spiritual stream
    • of our day. Misunderstandings can easily arise especially with a
    • To ensure that we shall understand each other at least to some extent,
    • the human soul. This fact accounts for the misunderstanding and
    • understanding with natural science. In respect to one point in
    • The origin and development of Christianity can be understood only when
    • that is most difficult to understand even now. When man attempted to
    • never understand Christ were it not able so to transform itself that it could
    • is based on a misunderstanding. Just as it would be impossible for us
    • but I can fully understand it if some say my statements appear to them
    • in the historical Jesus. Just as it is possible to understand external
    • mechanical forces through mathematics, so is it possible to understand
    • In recapitulation, I can say that a new understanding of Christ is a
  • Title: Lecture: Newborn Might and Strength Everlasting
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    • strive to understand them in accordance with the impulses streaming through
    • approaching the miracle of Bethlehem with our understanding impairs the
    • could be understood only by her. Considering the different way things are
    • understood today, it will be gradually realized how necessary it is to look
    • childhood. We must bear this in mind if we wish to understand what simple
    • one. In order to understand how man can save the eternal part of his being,
  • Title: Lecture: Pre-Earthly Deeds of Christ
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    • Science, should acquire a deep understanding of that which we call
    • deeper understanding of this Mystery men should develop more and more
    • Christ Jesus; there are no means whereby we can make him understand
    • deeper understanding of the heart is not yet ready. One thing is clear
    • understanding. Nevertheless all that we can give him in the way of
    • understand what it was that he had thus taken in unconsciously in
    • understand the riddle — how the Christ lives in man's gift of speech.
    • to understand the language which must be spoken when it would be
    • fourth post-Atlantean age and the understanding of thought as there
    • When man learns to understand the Life of Thought he will understand
    • Science and have continuously more to contribute to the understanding
    • understand the Christ when He speaks to us through the Gospels. But we
    • it actually comes, when it lives not only in the understanding of man
    • memory because a true understanding of events has entered the memory;
    • human memory will understand the central point of world-evolution. A
    • to have the right understanding, the right feeling and perception for
  • Title: Lecture: The Four Sacrifices of Christ
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    • have won for themselves an understanding of real, all-pervading
    • deeper understanding of selflessness than that offered by Christ's
    • understand the effect of these forces upon human evolution.
    • In relation to our moral life, our understanding of the world, and in
    • and find them selfless. If we, understanding this, have become grateful to
    • understanding of the spiritual world, a feeling of gratitude toward the
    • understood. St. George who conquers the dragon, or Michael who conquers
    • understanding of the saying, “Not I, but Christ in me.”
    • passage from heaven to earthly activities, unite with the understanding of
    • We can work up gradually to such a deep understanding of the Mystery
    • such an understanding of the Christ impulse and of the Mystery of
    • If we strive, not for a mere intellectual understanding of the Mystery of
    • shall belong to those souls who are permitted to know and understand the
  • Title: Lecture: Anthroposophy and Christianity
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    • Although it is still misunderstood and misrepresented — and
    • understandably so — it can trust the power and effectiveness of its
    • It is still perfectly understandable today that people have a bias
    • understood. Thus it becomes clear to us through spiritual science that
    • wants to contribute to a deeper, more heartfelt understanding of
    • that; it has entered the world as a fact that can only be understood
    • for understanding it more completely than was possible in times gone
    • How is this to be understood?
    • third year of life. If we understood rightly what spiritual science
    • need fresh means of understanding ancient wisdom and need to continue
    • in a new form because it has understood the depth, truth and
    • understanding and perceptive capacity. Like Giordano Bruno, the
  • Title: Lecture: Christ in Relation to Lucifer and Ahriman
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    • confusion in Germany itself was caused by a lack of understanding of
    • see how the meaning of this interaction could easily be misunderstood.
    • understand how the three forces of Christ, Lucifer and Ahriman are
    • clear understanding of what the Christ impulse has brought into the
    • To understand the Christ in His quintessential activity we must
    • important how well or how inadequately this fact has been understood
    • explain exactly what man has not understood about the Christ impulse
    • extent to which people in those days understood the Christ impulse
    • understand what the Christ impulse is.
    • understanding of Christianity was beginning to germinate.
    • December 25 to January 6. We can understand this clearly by realizing that
    • spiritual understanding of the world, in those ages the most favorable
    • The following may illustrate that no clear understanding has yet been
    • clear understanding that we cannot turn our attention just to the
    • expressed in the East (Central Europeans do not understand this just
    • can understand this contradiction only through occult observation. On
    • historic necessity. When that is understood the individual causes do
    • are still lacking a full understanding of what I have stated before. We
    • things, try to understand the minds that have already sown the seeds.
    • Why does nobody understand that?
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  • Title: Lecture: Preparing for the Sixth Epoch
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    • conception that we hold of our Movement if we understand its inmost
    • may undertake. To understand this fully we must remind ourselves of
    • antiquated superstition, able to pass muster only among those who have
    • epoch. Today we regard it as superstition when, let us say, a savage
    • regard such materialistic beliefs in immortality as superstition.
    • science, too, will be regarded as antiquated superstition. Men as a
    • are fully to understand the real tasks of our associations and groups.
    • can understand what we are really doing in respect of our connection
    • be understood in the right sense. Understood in the wrong sense it may
    • Orthodox Catholic Church in Russia. Such community will not understand
    • united in Austria. Whether the implications of this are understood or
    • exceedingly difficult to understand from the Western European point of
    • understand him. I propose to speak from our more intimate standpoint
    • and Central Europe to understand became the main and central idea in
    • death for life. We try to understand how death is the manifestation of
    • understand death, to overcome death by realizing that it is only
    • through understanding. But here we come to one of the points, indeed
    • to understand the world with your ordinary mind. You can never deny
    • the existence of evil in the world, and to desire to understand death
    • in the attempt to understand by what means God reveals indisputably
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  • Title: Lecture: Outlooks for the Future
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    • understanding the explanations contained in many of my lectures, and
    • were inspired. We should begin to understand the spiritual world, the
  • Title: Lecture: Human Life in the Light of Spiritual Science
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    • no serious intention of really learning to understand what it condemns. In
    • understand why such outsiders come to a negative conclusion at the outset.
    • is incapable of understanding matter and consciousness, the two poles so to
    • understand; the experiment seems so illuminating. Yet there is one
    • presenting this experiment to an audience should give them to understand
    • understood that the instrument of Spiritual Science is composed of soul and
    • which flows from such observations we learn to understand how human
    • leads one away from personal views as they are generally understood, inasmuch
    • They were all designed to show that he simply did not understand the things
    • Fidei, as soon as we understand this concept in the correct sense of the
  • Title: Evil and the Future of Man
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    • good-will there is even now for an understanding of such things. The
    • will to understand will come in time, and we must see that it does
    • This will not only lead you towards an understanding of the mystery of
    • understanding of history which I have called for in recent lectures
    • ways of understanding which will be necessary for the future.
    • points you back into the past. Even as a dream is understood as a
    • is to cultivate this understanding of his picture-nature, and thus to
    • can understand him unless this that passes by us awakens in us the
    • things). The second is this: men will understand one another quite
    • On various occasions, as a first step towards an understanding of this
    • through this feeling of colour in speech men will learn to understand
    • understanding through speech, they will have to feel one another in
    • things if we would gain a foundation for understanding the so-called
  • Title: Lecture: Social and Anti-Social Forces in the Human Being
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    • understand the evolutionary tendency. It is not a matter of finding
    • social democracy is really so, and must be so understood.
    • anti-social tendency is of the utmost importance to understand because
    • understanding. Yet few today are disposed to do so.
    • the least comprehending each other. The desire to understand the other
    • fashion: Understanding about how man can develop himself as a socially
    • what the working man thinks and understands, as a working man. This
    • their totality; it is the only means for understanding our time. Just
    • understood out of the Spirit. People are afraid, cover their eyes and
    • cannot grasp; it points to that which can only be understood when one
    • These matters must be clearly understood. It was, of course, the
    • understanding of things”; then everything else would follow. It is
    • strive for insight and understanding. The development of the will
  • Title: Lecture: Spiritual Emptiness and Social Life
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    • to be understood in the spiritual sense. In telling this story I have
    • misunderstood the character of the wild Nibelung people. He was an
    • only a German possessed of sound insight is capable of understanding
    • the political sphere. Because men had no understanding of the spirit,
    • thus into the super-sensible world, with understanding for what is seen
    • understand this, we must consider once more the threefold membering of
  • Title: Lecture: Social Understanding Through Spiritual Scientific Knowledge
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    • in GA 191 which has the German title Social Verständnis aus
    • essential to man, just in our time. In that case it is vital to understand
    • something. Looking at memory is the best way to understand how absurd
    • understood and not despised. That is the fallacy of many religious
    • denominations, that they despise material existence instead of understanding
    • existence on the other, you will never understand man. There is no way
    • understanding are super-sensible, that is, everything we make use of for
    • understanding. And these are the same forces that also form our head. So
    • we can say that the super-sensible forces are the forces of understanding.
    • the earth. The forces of understanding come to us from the world's
    • understanding, purely because of the infectious quality of his teacher's
    • enthusiasm, he will not yet understand what he has taken in, as people
    • can understand what he is able to release from the depths of his soul; he
    • can understand the thing he was taught purely through the force of
    • inadequate understanding, and which you can now release and absorb
    • understands — for that will disappear with the passing years, and neither
    • makes a difference if you understand the kinds of things that are being
    • put to practical use by spiritual science. Because if you understand them
    • you understand it properly, you will find an opportunity to make use of
    • our body, and we cannot eat before we have understood this; for we do
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  • Title: Lecture: Soul and Spirit in the Human Physical Constitution
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    • understanding of man's being and nature.
    • not only externally but also inwardly. We cannot understand the life
    • to confront the life of soul with complete lack of understanding; for
    • It is obvious from this that an understanding of man's connection with
    • The condition of sleep, too, can be understood only if we go much more
    • understand the connection of the Ego with the astral body and with the
    • understanding not only of his relation to the surrounding physical
  • Title: Lecture: The Moral as the Source of World-Creative Power
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    • when it is a matter of any comprehensive understanding of the life of
    • understanding — this world-view is unable to build a bridge.
    • will more easily understand what I shall now have to say on the basis
    • is nothing but an illusion, a mirage. We can understand the course of
    • man's constitution. To understand it we must pass from the solid
    • warmth-organism. Man's connection with the universe can be understood
    • formulating something that is not understood.
    • unveiled. And now you will understand some of the deeper reasons for
  • Title: Lecture: The Path to Freedom and Love and their Significance in World Events
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    • understood, that you are engaging in no kind of outward activity at
    • something which, in its reality, is not understood! Men such as Kant
    • Let us understand this rightly. What happens when man rises to pure
    • points from which we can go forward to a true understanding of freedom
  • Title: Lecture: Search for the New Isis, the Divine Sophia: The Quest for the Isis-Sophia
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    • into consideration historical events in order to understand human
    • history you will find no thought as widely understandable or having as much
    • Golgotha. Furthermore, we find we can only understand what has happened
    • superstition, for example the kind of superstition that believes that
    • in nature. And with a certain understanding of this link between nature and
    • However, we must understand the mystery of Christmas in a far wider
    • context, if we wish to understand what should concern us most of all in
    • you already know how these things are to be understood. However, in the
    • increasingly come to understand from a spiritual-scientific point of view
    • Christian understanding standing at the side of Osiris — Isis — the
    • imagination, suited to our own times. An understanding must arise again of
    • If the mystery of Christmas is to be understood, we must bear in mind that
    • wish to truly understand the world, must imagine that Lucifer appears to
    • enables us to see into the world with understanding, worked in a twofold
    • ahrimanic. Modern human beings must understand the mystery of Christmas in
    • community should understand the terrible significance for our age that such
    • should be able to understand that in the future this must not be allowed,
    • understanding of the meaning of its evolution on earth! All the problems
    • understand him. Just as the Egyptians looked from Osiris to Isis, so we
    • understand Christmas. If we cannot manage this, we do not understand
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  • Title: Lecture: The Two Christmas Annunciations
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    • festival, because to understand it requires a deepening of the
    • raise ourselves to an understanding of the real Mystery of Golgotha,
    • most challenging to the human powers of understanding. It is a
    • festival which lifts human understanding to the highest level, and
    • consciousness through a right understanding of the Whitsun festival.
    • understand them, that this was the case. Such remnants were still
    • understanding of earthly happenings. For to them the starry world was
    • inner way to gain an understanding of the movements of the stars such
    • properly understood, they are not ordinarily understood in their real
    • thus brought to a mathematical understanding of the universe, he
    • the revelation found completion in what was brought to understand it.
    • founding schools of wisdom. For rightly understood, the matter is as
    • not be confused with the way in which human understanding has dealt
    • understanding. Perhaps many of those who call themselves preachers and
    • And now let us try to understand the content of a book such as my
    • Only by thus reaching out for a new understanding of the Christ can we
    • story. Such matters which were fully understood when man's
  • Title: Lecture: The Threshold In Nature and In Man
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    • the perception and understanding of the self developed to what it is
    • not misunderstood) becomes, even in ordinary life, cognition on a
    • no right understanding of the soul. If, ridding ourselves of all
    • — please do not misunderstand the expression — how the whole
  • Title: Lecture: The Sun-Mystery in the Course of Human History
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    • judgments. And only when we are able to decipher and understand the
    • it was certainly present. To understand the Greek nature we must
    • necessary that men should hold for a time to the superstition of the
    • sun as a globe of gas in space, giving out light — a superstition
    • But this the West does not understand. Only when the Palladium legend
  • Title: Lecture: The Alphabet
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    • I have previously called your attention to how a real understanding of
    • When there was still an instinctive understanding of these things, in
    • the memory of saints, who, rightly understood, should give new life to
    • understand how, in passing from the Greek to the Latin culture,
    • understand Goethe's intense yearning for the South. In modern school
  • Title: Lecture: The Human Heart
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    • characterized by all that we see with the senses and understand with
    • human organs; they cannot be truly understood unless we also
    • understand the astral which man brings with him. We must know in the
    • found in their real union when we learn to understand all the
  • Title: Lecture: Truth Beauty and Goodness
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    • Let us try to understand how Truth, Beauty and Goodness are related,
    • Indeed, we only understand this physical world aright when we realize
    • better understanding of the etheric body than he has to-day. Indeed,
    • in human life, assume far-reaching significance when we understand the
  • Title: Lecture: Self Knowledge and the Christ Experience
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    • cannot lead to such an understanding of each particular age. We may be told
    • plant and animal. We then seek there the key to understanding human life
    • tried to grasp or understand. He tried rather to follow the flowing, mobile,
  • Title: Lecture: The Invisible Man Within Us
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    • the course of today's considerations you will begin to understand how
    • within the organism, and in order really to understand what is going
    • on, one needs to understand the super-sensible human being, because
    • this case we need to understand that not enough of the super-sensible
    • to secure its place in the world, it must be understood that it is
    • an understanding to arise in wider circles, a common feeling for how
    • We do expect, however, that there be general understanding of how
    • understanding. It would be wrong to believe that everyone should know
    • consist of building a general understanding, based on healthy common
  • Title: Lecture: Polarities in Health, Illness and Therapy
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    • understanding of the human being. But even if there is a kind of
    • the human organism, can only be understood if one attains a
    • medicaments, of a remedy, if one has not acquired an understanding for
    • cannot be understood if, by virtue of a specific point of view which one
    • understand migraine in its various forms we must comprehend this
    • Thus we can see how a fundamental understanding of this three-fold
    • human being makes it possible for us to understand how a process of
    • are consistent with an understanding of the threefold human organism,
  • Title: Lecture: Man As A Picture of The Living Spirit
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    • Something of the erstwhile Moon-forces has indeed remained behind on
    • As you will readily understand, my dear Friends, the science of today,
    • from olden time, through which the Mystery was understood This wisdom
    • understood in the light of the Spirit.
    • In ihr ersteht Licht —
  • Title: The Individuality of Elias, John, Raphael, Novalis
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    • our anthroposophical understanding of times and seasons, if we are really
    • and the same figure, as you will have understood from my book
    • incarnation is understood.
    • the unending inspiration of such as can understand — all his work that
    • in wisdom to enter into a relation of understanding with such spirits as
    • understanding. But he does not find the possibility to give a picture of the
    • Raphael life for which Hermann Grimm had so fine an understanding! His
  • Title: Lecture: Exoteric and Esoteric Christianity
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    • Auferstehung. Exoterisches und esoterisches Christentum
    • were able to understand him, was of the greatest importance in this
    • society that does not understand them. We must find again, through an
    • understand this, we must begin by taking into consideration the frame
    • modern man finds it very difficult to understand that the first men
    • necessary for the evolution of mankind that the understanding, or the
    • express it in a soul-spiritual way, the understanding could come only
    • understands this connection between the earthly world and the divine
    • this esoteric teaching, one must realize that he who understands the
    • Gospel. But a full understanding can be gained only by penetrating
    • nearer to the understanding of death. By yielding himself up to the
    • of secret societies, the members of which no longer understood the
    • Ahrimanic powers. And when he had understood this, he learnt the
    • empty pictures of our understanding. A strong life is needed in order
    • out of the force of pure thinking, and where we learn to understand
  • Title: William Shakespeare
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    • knowledge of the theatre and the deepest understanding for theatrical
    • with a certain understanding for the representation of the personality
  • Title: William Shakespeare
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    • the deepest understanding for theatrical effects.
    • certain understanding for the representation of the personality
  • Title: The Manicheans
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    • Before one can understand Freemasonry, one must study the original
  • Title: Mathematics and Occultism
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    • based upon the correct understanding of the place that Plato assigned
    • spiritually full, which Plato demanded from those who would understand
    • steps in mathematical knowledge for this purpose, and understand
    • understand. He must learn through the elementary mathematical
    • sense that Extension must be understood, the science of Mathematics
    • activity when from the infinitely small we attain an understanding of
    • only then are we able to understand what is the realm of Arupa
    • sense-perception is necessarily removed, can be understood in the most
    • misunderstood. It might be objected that he overrates the mathematical
    • conditions.” Goethe wishes to understand the qualitative in the
    • same way, only he will be able to understand and rule the
    • world according to the laws of these realms which he has understood in
    • mathematics is able to understand how the mathematician builds up the
    • machine, even so little can he who is not an Occultist understand the
  • Title: The Dead Are With Us
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    • things can be understood if they are thought over and pondered time
    • to the soul. Anyone who does not understand them should realise that
    • investigated by means of Spiritual Science, but they can be understood
    • perceived is largely due to lack of understanding of this reversed
    • understand even the physical world, which is permeated through and
    • today no spiritual understanding of the physical world. One
    • to explain how the head, in its physical form, can only be understood
    • part of the organism. No one was able to understand at all that a bone
    • but one cannot really understand anatomy without such pictures. I
    • intercourse with the dead is easier to understand. The happenings I
    • however to understand what I have to say on this matter you must
    • you may find it difficult to understand.
    • we understand the nature of clairvoyant connection with the dead. What
    • If we were to understand it aright, we should know ourselves to be
    • knowledge and understanding of the spiritual world, which has, as it
  • Title: Lecture: The Origin of Speech and Language
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    • basic knowledge required for an understanding of the mystery of
    • occasions so that we will be better able to understand the full
    • have to deal with the human mind as well and try to understand how it
    • understanding the external aspect of the mind has become possible
    • healthy left convolution of the brain. We must now understand what it
    • we need to understand also that this is how the child learns to
    • education, even in the lower grades, we need an understanding of the
    • are tremendously significant once we understand that they affect
    • understanding of what occurs in the brain when we speak, we can get
    • in order to understand anything. The earth alone does not give us an
    • understand that people there must constantly re-enliven in their
    • it is indeed mere superstition to say, “Whenever the sun is in
    • not worth anything. However, if you understand the full context, the
    • matter ceases to be superstition and becomes science instead. And
    • that will lead us from understanding the transformation of substances
    • to an understanding of what is really happening and its connection to
  • Title: Lecture: The Sense-Organs and Aesthetic Experience
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    • misunderstood and in all sorts of ways attacked. For the time being I
    • important truth about human beings, for it enables us to understand
    • properly understood. Nowadays man is regarded more or less as a
    • to convey information, we do not understand the poem. The poem is
    • but with the speech-sense alone we do not understand it. We have also
    • inability to find the spiritual, but also an inability to understand
    • knows nothing of the spirit, one cannot understand the physical.
    • nothing can be done with such an abstraction, for one understands
    • organ for understanding Aristotle was lacking. The phrase has been
    • understood only by those who saw that Aristotle in his own way (not,
    • like a breath of this deeper understanding of the aesthetic activity
    • that spiritual understanding cannot reside only in a turning towards
    • were crazy. But life cannot be understood if one retreats faint
    • art itself can be understood only if we realise that its task is to
    • in his own way, to express an aesthetic understanding of life in much
  • Title: Lecture: A Turning-Point in Modern History
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    • Auferstehungsgedanke. Menschenwissenschaft
    • structure, freedom is achieved, as Schiller understands it.
    • as the greatest man of his century. Goethe could not understand this.
    • was clear to him that to understand the human being in his development
    • of instinct. Schiller was the man of understanding, but not in quite
    • the usual sense: in him understanding was led over into perception.
    • something quite different, which can understand the preceding period
    • nineteenth century. And we can understand this fact only if we ask:
    • “Tale” with inner understanding, we can feel the presence in
    • cannot understand Schiller and Goethe. Every scene in “Faust”
    • essential thing. And without an understanding of this turning-point in
    • A real understanding of the social organism will be achieved only when
    • an old superstition that must be overcome! To experience, also, he
    • transform it by my understanding; I take it into my soul, as I take
    • State. On the one hand we have man, who does not understand himself,
    • and on the other the State, which is not understood, because man no
    • everyday life, even the most everyday game, and understands how to
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    • FOR a true understanding of the nature of the human being we have to
    • stimulation of the feelings. When we understand these things rightly,
    • becoming imperative that men should understand these things.
    • are willing to enter into this matter and understand it, we shall be
    • see that it has not yet reached an understanding of the Mystery of
    • understanding of the world. And here allow me to refer to something
    • understand me when I say that their theoretical knowledge of time
    • read with an understanding quite different from the way in which we
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    • experience, we cannot understand the further evolution of man's life
    • intellect of ours a living understanding of the universe. The
    • realise and understand the connection of the being of man with
    • anthroposophical literature, we shall be able to understand the way in
    • If, therefore, we want to understand the human being and the human
    • understand the being of man by investigating the nature of the Earth
    • Please do not misunderstand me This does not mean that Saturn is not
    • understand. Man must realise that the mysteries of his being cannot be
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    • respects he cannot be understood at all on the basis of what we see
    • understand why, for example, salt assumes a cubical form. True, these
    • understood under the general title of heredity; but in so doing we do
    • we say: To understand a human eye or human ear we must have recourse
    • principle of weight. Thus if we rightly understand how the form of man
    • expressed in the very form and figure of man. No-one understands the
    • body — the body of the last earthly life. No-one understands the
    • earthly life. To understand man fully, all that we perceive about him
    • having understood Goethe's saying, we should put it thus: ‘The
    • Hierarchies. Now we understand how the earthly world of sound is the
    • and thus you understand the word. Otherwise you would only hear it and
    • it would be nothing in particular. You understand it by saying back
    • interpenetrate, the inner man understands what comes to him from
    • understanding of the word Tree comes about; and how the ear is an
    • an individual affair — but through the understanding, with
    • Use your healthy human understanding, and you will see that the ear is
    • through. It is this recognition by healthy human understanding, of
    • to the standpoint of ordinary understanding, and in that case we are
    • obliged to understand it in the very same way in which it is
    • understood by those to whom we communicate it. In effect, clairvoyance
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    • not need to understand any other relationship to life. But when we
    • understood in its broadest sense: that, for instance, a teacher calls
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    • after all, involve this. It is difficult thoroughly to understand this rule
    • You will understand
    • difficult for you to understand the following — Think of a child who
    • epochs it is necessary to make such things understood. We are going forward
    • to an age when, as I indicated recently, men will understand what the atom
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    • Das Sonnenmysterium und das Mysterium von Tod und Auferstehung.
    • that an understanding of life may result from an understanding
    • them again and again, for Anthroposophy can only be understood
    • human nature, and we can understand this when we consider the
    • understand why this or that blow of destiny has befallen us in
    • are in that world in which we can understand our destiny. We
    • understand human life if we only observe it externally, as it
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    • with spiritual vision, and begins to understand its phenomena, one is
    • To Beings one must come at last in all understanding of the world. For
    • everything. Men must understand this again, in order not to speak of
    • We must understand the connection of these things. Then the particular
    • further, we must not only remember the Monads, but we must understand
    • once more to behold, and to know, and to understand, through the outer
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    • region the ancient Gnosis looked for the Christ Being. To understand
    • We can understand this Gnostic conception by the
    • it will be particularly difficult for modern man to understand is
    • little understanding of the conditions of human evolution from the
    • understanding the daring conception of this Christ — this
    • deepest understanding, both of the evolutionary laws of humanity and
    • has been very little understood, and I have therefore tried, in the
    • of history understands them to be. The whole human evolutionary
    • ancient Mysteries. There is little understanding to-day of what the
    • pre-Christian times can only be understood by one who, through modern
    • Mystery Sanctuaries. Indeed, we only understand the mythologies when
    • wish, then, to understand ancient religious teachings, we must go
    • so long will he fail to understand the significance of the Christ
    • of a spiritual event such as this, can we understand what entered
    • my ordinary consciousness He speaks to me when I rightly understand
    • He who can understand certain profound words in the
    • understand the true essence of Christianity must realise the
    • to understand in true earnestness this mighty experience in the inner
    • it is not correct, if one desires to understand the world in its
    • preliminary conditions for a real understanding of the Christ
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    • this the very thing that helps him to understand its nature? And will
    • which help us to understand the achievements of an artist need not be
    • this simply means that they have never taken the trouble to understand
    • uses his intellect when he endeavours to understand the laws of the
    • organs of creation, we can well understand why in his musical dramas
    • action and the music — albeit in a form not always understood. I
    • help you to understand these things. We know that the world evolves
    • Wagner realised and understood the mysterious thread that binds soul
    • the Atlanteans themselves. They understood all that was living in
    • But even nowadays it is quite easy to understand the real origin of
    • We can never understand such marvellous interweavings by reference to
    • put such questions shows such a lack of understanding of his mission
    • to be by those who understand the mysteries of the Grail. In the
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    • sense in which the latter was understood in the Middle Ages), he would
    • strained every nerve to understand how a Being like the Christ, Who
    • Europe, was less and less understood. People spoke contemptuously of
    • Very little real understanding of Plato is shown in modern text-books
    • is little real understanding of Platonic philosophy. Modern
    • intellectualism is incapable of it. Nor is it possible to understand
    • understood — is said of Ammonius Saccas, namely that he tried to
    • would understand the universe let us not pay heed to space, for space
    • learning in those days, and one can readily understand that Plotinus
    • also tried to understand the descent of the Christ into Jesus of
    • crown of wisdom was to understand how the Christ Being had entered
    • where they were able to understand the essence and being of the
    • of understanding the value and worth of personality, of
    • develop to a point where he will understand how the Christ took up His
    • been so splendid a preparation for an understanding of the Mystery of
    • third and fourth centuries A.D. to gloss over a deep misunderstanding.
    • The less men understood Christianity, the more they spoke of the
    • those days there were still some who understood what was, for example,
    • words were uttered which have never since been understood, not even by
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    • A real understanding of the present can only be gained if we rightly
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    • Tübingen, because nobody really understood his true value and
    • can only be understood in the right way if we say to ourselves: In
    • qualities just described, whom we can only understand if we know this
    • and if we are able to feel it. In that case, we shall understand
    • we understand spiritual science.
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    • heard how the creations of art and of culture help us to understand
    • expression of the microcosm, of man. Understanding of the aspiring
    • modern age become mature enough to understand the nature of such a
    • School in Vienna, Ferstel, the architect of the Votivkirche
    • characteristic of the times. Ferstel made the strange statement:
    • understanding of the Spirit of our age by which alone the true
    • because Spiritual Science tries to open up a certain understanding of
    • very understandable — that an artist recoils from such
    • sensitive to these things, it is only too easy to understand the
    • understood in the world. I hardly think any other words are needed in
    • such splendid understanding on the part of the Johannesbau-Verein and
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    • site for a clearer understanding of the concept of race in
    • they should be able to understand the physical heart, the physical
    • understood. It could be understood where men had already
    • understanding what now appeared on the physical plane. When the new
    • understand this personality. The people who had portrayed a Zeus, who
    • understand the idea of the incarnated God. To begin with, this idea
    • plane. It could have led at most to an understanding of it. The Romans
    • The Greeks understand Christ
    • enables us to understand the creed of the Knights Templar and their
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    • all the forces of the human soul; to understand it not only from the
    • distant world could then begin to understand all other things on
    • This was what St. Paul had not understood at first. But
    • he understood it when the spiritual worlds were opened out before him
    • Then do we understand how it is like an illness if man
    • takes away our body: — Having understood the “Out of the
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    • take pains to understand what we learn; but as we go back over
    • the evolution of mankind, we can only understand history as
    • far back as Roman times. Cicero and Caesar we can still understand,
    • although it must be said that the understanding generally brought to
    • we cannot claim to understand Pericles or Alcibiades. We understand
    • them in the same way as we understand characters in fairy tales. As a
    • that one can come again to an understanding of the soul life of such
    • mockery for modern man to imagine he can understand anything of the
    • appellations, one after the other, but we do not understand Aristotle
    • Try to understand the significance of this change. Something enters
    • the First. If we have a right understanding for this event in human
    • the Gospel is quickened to life by an understanding of the Christ, an
    • understanding that derives from the Christ Himself as He still works
    • that we shall only be able to deepen our understanding of their
    • You must understand that the Michael thought is not a thing to be
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    • as it is described in the Bible and as it is ordinarily understood.
    • world-evolution spoke of a primordial Being for the understanding of
    • required than for an understanding of the events described in the Old
    • understand that civilised humanity is faced with different tasks
    • it is possible for the thought of men who understand the essence of
    • a Galileo, men felt the call to set about understanding the Earth
    • involved, and which they must learn to understand. If they succeed in
    • beings once known as the Fauns and Satyrs. And if we understand the
    • intelligible until we understand them in their astral aspect, their
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    • understood. For people keep on imagining that they are Christian
    • understanding of these things. I said, people only imagine that they
    • is read by countless people, is very little understood.
    • one main point, and you will understand what I mean in this
    • all the time; nor can we truly understand the sense of evolution
    • understand. Our language after all is created for the physical; hence
    • can easily be misunderstood. Above all, we can only express ourselves
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    • identified what the Egyptian understood under the name Osiris, with
    • might be as much common understanding among modern men as, let us
    • understood what the Egyptians expressed! A Greek would never have
    • understanding of the Greek consciousness! Thus the Greek in looking
    • What was understood was not the same but yet had something to do
    • understood it, when they spoke of the ‘philosophical
    • quantities, but this is not what the Alchemists understood by it.
    • They understood an imaginative consciousness, an atavistic
    • speaking — it is the excrement of that which was understood
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    • is so very little understood by those who explain the myth of Isis
    • became coarser. How is that to be understood? Well, you can imagine
    • understood in its more intimate connections if one said — in a
    • understood, is profound truth, needs hardly to be altered at all
    • fact that people must understand something which it is above
    • all necessary for our time to understand: how will Osiris be
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    • We have been endeavouring in these lectures to understand something
    • an understanding of the present-day world conception. For the world
    • For an understanding of
    • precisely for the better understanding of the Mystery of
    • do not misunderstand it. This other Osiris-Isis myth is in no way
    • upon your unbiased understanding. This other Osiris-Isis myth then
    • completely misunderstood all that underlay it. For it was not in
    • forces of man. And one can only understand reality today for the man
    • understands that one has once been young. It does not really
    • understand how to grasp realistically that one gets older with
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    • left over from ages in which they were understood, and flow into
    • The clever ones in Philisterium, to be sure, call it ‘superstition’
    • constellations of the cosmos. One must only understand this
    • connection rightly. Superstition — what is superstition?
    • If things are understood rightly, talking of superstition has
    • — if the expression is not misunderstood. If we grasp things in
    • he understood it through the Venus-forces which were in his own
    • to grasp the world through understanding and this relationship
    • understand the Greek culture — that of the Romans became more
    • understanding into the time before the 14th century and read the
    • understand the great impulses which solely and alone can lead
    • astounding, and can only be understood through the unbelievable way
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    • essential for a right understanding of the two coming lectures.
    • only come from an understanding of the spiritual world. Hence, thinks
    • what did Friedrich Schlegel understand by the Christianizing of
    • von Hartmann and said ‘Well, I don't understand Zeller!
    • understanding. In any case the matter must not be made trivial.
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    • has in reality no true understanding of himself. One could say that
    • difficult to understand. In reality they are not, in spite of the
    • for a right understanding of something of this nature. The point is,
    • that what we call understanding at the present day is actually the
    • result of our always seeking to understand through abstract
    • concepts. But one cannot understand everything through abstract
    • concepts. Above all one cannot understand the human being through
    • understanding of man. One must put oneself in the position of taking
    • in the position of really understanding the being of man. If we were
    • and what the intellect can understand. The human being is more than
    • abstract, it seems paradoxical and hard to understand, but yet the
    • death, one understands to some degree the speech of the dead, the
    • cannot yet quite understand. The comprehensions of the dead and the
    • not understand how to become old — or I could say, to remain
    • humanity were to understand how to become old, or younger in old age
    • Spiritual Science rightly understood can bring about these two
    • understand this, my dear friends, because an age has come that could
    • not understand this, everything that refers to spiritual things
    • Friedrich Schlegel. He was a gifted man, he had understood much, but
    • purely with a phenomenon of the physical plane. One can understand
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    • already in a dying-out condition. The earth has overstepped the
    • been there and had said to him ‘I don't understand Zeller, who
    • must wait. And today people want to understand everything all at
    • understand it. Such a principle is scarcely to be associated with the
    • things, that could be sharply defined, that could be understood, and
    • from which one could understand what actually happened. Where is
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    • it, you understand, by raising his breathing process to
    • of a certain people manifests in life is supposed to be understood
    • life is not understood rightly if it is considered only one-sidedly
    • inherited characteristics. It can be understood only when we know
    • understand the relation of the present day European population to
    • is more, we can develop an understanding for prominent personalities
    • if we know such facts. Try to understand the strange personality of
    • foundation for whatever understanding was brought to Christianity in
    • understood in the most varied ways. The people of the first centuries
    • they received the concepts through which they understood the
    • a thing becomes understandable when he is willing to listen to what
    • courage, we do not really understand what Anthroposophy means for the
    • can be understood, if we ask ourselves not only what blood flows in a
    • lead up to an understanding of the present and of the future, to an
    • understanding of human nature and of the universe in so far as man is
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    • to understand the workings of all that the human being brings from
    • really to be understood until we can follow how, in later life, the
    • unconsciously satisfied or dissatisfied. (You will understand this
    • To understand these things constitutes an integral part of the
    • merely voice an understanding of everyday affairs, but are also
    • control his physical body. Those who understand it fully, know that
    • born from this understanding of karma.
    • understanding of karma, is one which makes us realise when, perhaps
    • theoretical. The effect which a true understanding of karma has upon
    • world-justice. Understanding of karma means that a man has a true
    • during sleep, materialism cannot possibly understand the world in its
    • something more that it is essential we should understand.
    • and understanding that belong to the heart.) becomes free only
    • We can thus understand that there is a true relationship between
    • a man who makes statements about a planet and is unable to understand
    • becomes the heart-substance of those who desire to understand it
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    • understood if we study the changes that have taken place in the
    • in their life of soul, it would be impossible to understand them. One
    • would not understand how they spoke or what they did. Historical
    • We shall never understand Goethe unless we bear in mind the
    • and outlook, will never understand him. For an inner change of mental
    • is it possible to understand Goethe's whole attitude to Faust
    • Earth can I understand Man. — And many other passages can be
    • We shall not succeed in understanding such historical records of
    • limitation, but it is a fact nevertheless. And a true understanding
    • the spirit of Greece with understanding. Goethe's attitude to
    • soul was itself living, men were able to understand the living
    • understood. Among these documents we have Iliad and the Odyssey but
    • anthroposophical Spiritual Science can understand thoroughly what is
    • there was a moment when he understood the voice of the birds —
    • where we understand the process wherein sound itself is moulded and
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    • easily misunderstandings arise. For these reasons I want to express
    • of its research are based entirely upon misunderstanding.
    • to overstep these boundaries. But nothing that the intellect or the
    • denotes complete misunderstanding, for the very reverse is the truth.
    • They contain no element of superstition or antiquated tradition, but
    • and understood. There is a very prevalent opinion that what spiritual
    • superstition, so does anthroposophical Spiritual Science stand in
    • in amateurish fashion. This particular brand of modern superstition
    • the problems of destiny, for we have learnt to understand these
    • understand the nature of the human bodily organisation, when we
    • understand how the astral body which has descended from worlds of
    • stomach, brain, and so forth ... then we understand the nature of
    • perception, to concrete understanding of the spiritual world. The
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    • understanding attitude towards the world and man. This does not
    • to understand what it lacked, indeed, but what it had to lack, owing
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    • the form in which we can understand it, if we allow things to take
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    • body. It may perhaps be difficult to understand this, but the etheric
    • is such a significant Being and it is so difficult to understand
    • Him, that this understanding can only be reached in the course of
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    • Boehme. We feel how they wrestled within themselves to understand
    • man. And so he is incapable of understanding the reality of the
    • understanding of the being of man was based on what was perceived to
    • be outside man and in seeking thus to understand human nature by way
    • understood.
    • across the word ‘salt,’ pretend to understand it, whereas
    • in reality they understand nothing at all. They come along with their
    • matters of which Boehme himself had only a glimmering understanding
    • used by simple folk who by that time understood little of their
    • Giordano Bruno there was a feeling that man must learn to understand
    • different world. The moment we really understand these salt-and
    • pre-earthly existence. In other words, understanding of these
    • understand it and could only express it in faltering words.
    • understand man if one part of his existence is obliterated,
    • give birth to a definite and precise understanding of man in the
    • tells. And when we understand these events we also understand why it
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    • in which the so-called intellectual and understanding soul
    • (Verstandes und Gemütsseele) unfolded. Everything that humanity
    • at that very time the intellectual or understanding soul was in an
    • understanding soul was in an ascending line of development. It had
    • the youthful freshness of the intellectual or understanding soul. The
    • by egoism, out of this youthful freshness of the human understanding.
    • his understanding was connected with his body the Greek felt with
    • longer able to understand anything. Hypochondria for instance, means
    • conditions of time which still enabled man to understand the Mystery
    • stragglers of those who were still able to have a real understanding
    • stragglers could not understand it, for instance, through our
    • man to understand the Mystery of Golgotha.
    • not wish to rise to an understanding of Christ as a super-earthly
    • In order to understand
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    • Some Conditions for Understanding Supersensible Experiences
    • Some Conditions for Understanding Supersensible Experiences
    • There must be no misunderstanding about such a fact as this.
    • we understand how to imbue earth-evolution with its true meaning and
    • Without the science of Initiation, understanding of these things lies
    • those which can be understood by the healthy human reason. Everything
    • translated into the language that human reason can understand. The
    • away without being understood. People are never willing to believe
    • The first requirement for understanding the super-sensible world is
    • can have no true understanding of the super-sensible world. However
    • to understand matters of a super-sensible nature.
    • of this nature must be understood. ... For in wrestling to acquire
    • humanity is necessary for any true understanding of Anthroposophy.
    • than a relic, for nobody understands what the Liberal Arts really
    • creates out of intuitions, people do not understand it. My
    • was not understood because it can be
    • These are the things that must be understood today with the right
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    • impulse within it, is its true being understood. Obviously humanity
    • will understand what is really the deeper cause of my words. Let me
    • did not do this, misunderstanding might easily arise.
    • discovered by spiritual researchers can be understood by such persons
    • other path is necessary, if only this path be rightly understood.
    • clearly understand that it is the anthroposophical impulse which
    • this should be correctly understood.
    • Thus it must be understood, in the strictest sense of the word, that
    • Anthroposophical Society is not understood by one who belongs to it
    • other Movement; and that one who understands what the
    • understand it grasp its essential nature and do not think that it is
    • that the matter be clearly understood I must also speak about these
    • Therefore I beg you to understand that it is necessary for the
    • understand in what way alone it is possible to work rightly in
    • understood in the Anthroposophical Society and so that it shall not
    • been said, the matter must be rightly understood within the
    • This must be thoroughly understood, especially by Anthroposophists,
    • is earnestly desired by me. In order that no misunderstanding should
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    • these ancient seers, felt that the understanding soul was, as it
    • corresponds to the understanding soul. If you read my lecture
    • division of the soul into sentient soul, understanding soul and
    • scission of the soul into sentient soul, understanding soul and
    • the understanding soul and the consciousness-soul separate and so
    • Ilmarinen, that endows me with the forces of the understanding-soul,
    • We can understand culture, even
    • encounter in Nature as an expression of the spirit, we can understand
    • thoughtless manner, but if we are able to understand what these forms
    • to know what the face was really like. We can only understand it if
    • a time must come when the understanding for the tasks of evolution
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    • outside world to turn this erstwhile external will inward. When he
    • “Anthroposophy” should really be understood as synonymous
    • consciousness soul cannot understand this development. An example was
    • consciousness soul age, and in that case will have no understanding
    • getting to understand how its knowledge is derived. Experimentation
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    • must be understood that in reality it interpenetrates the whole human etheric
    • etheric and physical body, and there, belonging to them, as is understood, in
    • that Christ taught those to pray who were able to understand Him after He had
    • belonged to the understanding, to the Gnostic understanding that such
    • not possible to understand this fragment of the Pistis-Sophia unless you
    • understand what I have just explained to you. Therefore those who come across
    • themselves that they do not understand it at all. They are not humble enough
    • O Light, for Thou art my Saviour.” Reading it thus I do not understand
    • will not desire to understand it until one has called forth in one's self the
    • possibility of understanding it. It is precisely in our age that such
    • our day of not being able to understand, but above all that we cannot so
    • matter to be understood without first preparing the soul for it —
    • without preparing ourself for the understanding of it. In our day a far more
    • obscurest corner and labeled — fanaticism and superstition, or even
    • at present those who do not desire to understand, spread scorn and derision
    • by words, this we must understand. Further, it is necessary that we should
    • Newspaper editors thoroughly understand the soul of their readers, they nurse
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    • sense. Not only does this knowledge help us understand everyday life,
    • fail to understand many things they are encountering every moment of
    • we shall understand many a thing in everyday life, if we know about
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    • cannot be immediately understood by every newcomer. But there is
    • other, and then it unavoidably gets misunderstood and causes
    • understanding things, completely undermines a deeper method arising
    • not just to know this, but to understand more and more clearly the
    • Now I want to say something which will really only be understood by
    • understood. There have always been scientists in the world working
    • understood when we realise their connection with the nature of the
    • hereditary, and these are the illnesses that can only be understood
    • kind of a person is he? If you understand what life really is, then
    • superstition to believe that when someone has a stomach or heart
    • this fourth type of illness, and that a deeper understanding of these
    • us say, then, that we shall gradually attain an understanding of the
    • man's fourfold being in order to understand it. There have been
    • is taken for a madman or dreamer and not understood at all today,
    • understanding of man in health and in sickness, we could, to a
    • not be appropriate, though, to add a plea for understanding and
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    • into a whole and culminate in an understanding of certain things
    • the clockmaker. And similarly, when we want to understand purpose in
    • is handed down as such, is what we have to understand as the concept
    • the physical body. Now we will understand a number of things that
    • cannot be understood otherwise. I will now speak of ordinary mineral
    • now we understand how mineral substances affect a man. They create
    • of original sin and understand it correctly. With certain things
    • no understanding for them at all.
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    • lectures; the one on ‘Superstition from the Spiritual
    • understanding of it, certain preliminary concepts would have to be
    • presupposed that are less related to an intellectual understanding
    • than to an understanding that lies in our whole soul constitution,
    • that it is an ordinary fact and no superstition that in the case of
    • understand this fact and many others besides. You know from the
    • understood when we know that he has a fourfold structure of physical
    • number of things, but we want to understand this situation a little
    • will only understand this correctly if you take what I have said
    • have to speak in great detail if you are to understand it all. You
    • can understand this if we consider that the lungs were developed at a
    • nature of man can be understood only when we see these conditions. It
    • origin. Nevertheless we can only understand what this rhythm
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    • up to form a deeper understanding of the being of man and various
    • question: How can a knowledge of these things help us understand in a
    • doctor or be ranked among the ‘spectres of superstition’,
    • could be understood. The etheric body really has a tendency that
    • difficult but which can nevertheless be understood, we can begin to
    • contains no understanding of real evolution. When a movement today
    • science. To begin with you hear — and gradually understand —
    • man, the number four and the number seven, we shall understand why we
    • understand why just in an age when men have reached the greatest
    • but rather set about understanding it with all the inner force of our
    • mission or not, for if we want to understand our times we must
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    • understanding of man's being and task in the world. You will remember
    • composition of karmic connections before we can understand anything
    • newcomers to anthroposophy to understand at first. Man passes through
    • we should understand the significance and justification of obstacles
    • which we shall only understand if we look at it in greater detail.
    • ability in the future. We thoroughly misunderstand illness and karma
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    • and that we ought to take hold of them, so that in understanding them
    • greatest wisdom, if we can only understand this. Therefore let us
    • spiritual science can bring a deeper understanding of these
    • fellow creatures. Therefore only a knowledge and understanding that
    • processes. And we can learn to understand these bodily processes from
    • became a living soul. This is often wrongly understood, of course,
    • into man's inner being. The essential thing is to understand the
    • laughter are everyday occurrences, but we do not understand them
    • in the breathing process you understand what we tried to explain with
    • we have shown that really the most everyday things can be understood
    • only when we take spirit as the starting point. We can understand
    • laughing and weeping only when we understand the connection between
    • Then we shall have understood a great deal of things that meet us in
    • we must understand our middle world as deriving its forces from these
    • wrath that comes over anyone who understands life when he sees
    • arise in anyone who understands the world when the elevating of the
    • which alone explains why a man laughs and weeps. We can understand it
    • cannot understand why he is laughing or crying because then it is
    • cries. And the one who understands these things can again ascertain
    • we understand it, the real expression of the spiritual. Laughing and
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    • the starry Heavens with an understanding of the beings who were
    • thus understand to be a necessary consequence of the foregoing you
    • teaching such as this would not have been understood in Europe.
    • we see it meeting with understanding, when envisaged as the idea of a
    • Thus it was here that they best understood a God who had the greatest
    • this particular belt of the earth. Therefore we can understand that
    • in either direction. And it is our task today to understand this in
    • so on — which require an effort to be understood, are so
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    • anthroposophical insight in mind, and we shall understand the basis
    • this group, we ought to be able to understand them. Let us start by
    • actually come from? In what way are we to understand the fact that
    • understand how the gods have first of all given us our three bodies
    • stage. We can understand how we may throw away the parts, piece by
    • understanding of the world.
    • join an anthroposophical society? To understand the purpose of an
    • clearly understood that the place where a man is born is only the
    • have to apply in order to understand the evolution of world phenomena
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    • book you would ipso facto have an adequate understanding of
    • to say to you during this coming winter should be understood.
    • understanding of communications received from these worlds. The
    • measure of understanding of what is to happen; then, in restfulness
    • to understand something in the spiritual world. Connected with this
    • efforts it is not possible to acquire any understanding of the
    • but secondly, how they can be understood as more is said of them. In
    • have tried to understand many things contained in these ancient
    • Here once again I realised that we can rightly understand much that
    • what will lead to an understanding of humanity as a whole must depend
    • deeper understanding of them; as a result. a great deal of what
    • understand the foundation of the legend that has grown up in
    • Kamaloka, we begin to have a new understanding of works of a divinely
    • shall learn to understand the nature of the man standing before us;
    • prove worthy of Grace. You will now be able to understand that during
    • This will help you to understand that for certain karmic
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    • after death. Understanding of every human soul without distinction of
    • that understanding can become more complete. Let us, however, begin
    • You will readily understand that this must have the
    • is not in a position to repair it. And it is easy to understand that
    • Mercury as understood in occultism. Thence he expands to the spheres
    • soul. It is important to understand that morality forges our
    • develop understanding of and inclination for what we hope to contact
    • souls that we prepare our understanding of and possibility of
    • such a way that in the Venus sphere it will understand and be
    • essential to be able to understand not merely one particular group of
    • human beings but to understand and find points of contact with all
    • understanding a human being whose soul has been filled with the
    • Sun sphere of understanding adherents of other religions. But the
    • consequences of this lack of understanding are not the same as they
    • inner understanding of each other and then separate into different
    • every lack of understanding are at once sources of terrible
    • easier to understand if reference is made to Initiation. What the
    • by thorough understanding of every religious faith spread over the
    • Earth, also understanding of what is taking place in every individual
    • adheres. Otherwise, whatever has not been met with understanding
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    • Ego-consciousness. To believe that would be to misunderstand entirely
    • question as to whether the dead understands language need not be
    • understands the processes that are in operation. To take an example:
    • to clarify what must be understood here.
    • first step towards a real understanding of our relationships as human
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    • principles in religious records, is very little understood. In the
    • Understanding
    • of this fact is the best equipment for understanding certain
    • needs no proof!’ He would not even have understood what a proof
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    • understood as the influx of the gospel of Peace into the deed
    • Those who desire to understand from occult knowledge the
    • latent for the sole reason that a deeper understanding of the Christ
    • of mankind. Those who genuinely understand this evolution know that
    • this and you will understand in its true light the phase of evolution
    • which you yourselves are living; you will understand it because you
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    • in the souls of men by increasing understanding of the Christ Impulse
    • understanding keeps abreast of that evolution.
    • consists in human souls being helped to understand what is now
    • be an ever deepening understanding of the Christ Impulse. Everything
    • that contributes to this increasing understanding of the Christ
    • will help them to understand the life between death and rebirth in
    • the way that is right for our time. This understanding depends upon
    • understand this we must again consider man's relationship to the
    • think they understand. They say, for instance, that the ‘I’
    • are matters of which we must have knowledge if we are to understand
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    • understand with greater exactitude than has hitherto been possible
    • contribute towards a thorough understanding of this subject and throw
    • lectures is to acquire a really fundamental understanding of man's
    • With this clearly in mind we shall understand the gist
    • came it that understanding of the Mystery of Golgotha enabled the
    • understand that the future of the Earth's evolution cannot be assured
    • men of less eminence imagine that they have understood this, they
    • they were able to understand matters altogether different from those
    • for which they had previously shown understanding. These will be
    • All this must be borne in mind if we are to understand
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    • entirely hidden from ordinary observation. It is easy to understand
    • To understand this we must be clear that the new human
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    • them, understand their nature and essential characteristics, be able
    • following life. We must be able to understand or at least to perceive
    • may pass through that world with understanding, with awareness of
    • understanding, unaware of what they wish to bestow. Now the way in
    • the light of understanding for what is here coming to pass cannot be
    • in order that by understanding the life between death and rebirth,
    • materialistic superstition to believe that physical hygiene and
    • criticised root and branch. It should not be understood in this
    • understood Karma must be studied in details, in details which reveal
    • understanding of the world we can do it justice.
    • of great understanding.” He who is not prepared to understand will
    • today was to make a small contribution towards understanding this
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    • the Sun with whatever understanding has been acquired of the
    • understood, and how the Buddha-impulse as a cosmic happening is
    • soul. The description given was such that if you have understood it,
    • understanding of the ‘Thou art that’, or, as we should
    • region only when it has learnt to understand the creeds of all
    • of understanding of all such beliefs. The soul can pass through the
    • understand the others is not enough. For during the passage through
    • a particular faith; in the Sun sphere the fruits of an understanding
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    • history of mankind if we are to understand rightly our own spiritual
    • evolution, in order to understand the Christ Impulse, than those who
    • question for persons who want to seek an understanding of Christ in
    • thinking in order to understand the secrets, the riddles, of the
    • appeared to human understanding as though it were dispersed through
    • three worlds from understanding the root-causes of that Graeco-Roman
    • tried in their own way to understand the change. Even the external
    • period will have great difficulty in understanding it. Our souls are
    • understanding will come to realise through the external documents
    • understand very well how you have become so proud and arrogant, with
    • powerless to understand what the star should signify, separated as we
    • you understood what happened at that time in the historical evolution
    • star, the better will you have understood me for today. I would wish
    • the world something which influenced human understanding and was yet
    • far, far from being understood; I would like you to feel that the
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    • beginning of our era took all possible pains to understand the
    • misunderstanding of what came about through the Mystery of Golgotha,
    • little understood.
    • how it was that such misunderstandings were inevitable. If with the
    • was so poorly equipped to understand His nature, would another epoch
    • have been in a position to understand Him? If as a spiritual
    • been in the highest degree capable of understanding the nature of
    • understanding were present.
    • civilisation, but they would have understood that the Sun-Spirit had
    • culture-epoch, we find that the possibility of understanding Christ
    • epoch, when even the Gnosis was not powerful enough to understand
    • this manifestation. It would have been understood that a Star from
    • understanding was present, since these three Magi do at least appear
    • birth understood its significance? But one might ask — where
    • end? Have we anything that could lead us back to an understanding of
    • finding their way to a real understanding of what is happening.
    • least adapted to understanding Him. And when we look at all the
    • attempts that were made in subsequent centuries to understand the
    • the very epoch that was least adapted to understanding Him. And if in
    • work on the understanding of human souls on Earth, then —
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    • understanding the Being of Christ Jesus. Then we came to the
    • be understood if we follow the evolution of our system back to the
    • Being as a high spiritual Being. But for understanding human
    • in the fourth post-Atlantean epoch aspired to understand the Being of
    • for he can be readily understood from previous
    • which will enable us to understand much that happened later on. A
    • mythologies of the most diverse peoples. We can understand how it was
    • openly; only in the Mysteries was the meaning of it understood.
    • understand this kind of growing together, belonging together, of the
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    • available. And so I shall want to appeal to your souls to understand
    • conceptions of the world will never be understood unless it is
    • character of Jewish culture will be understood only if it is taken in
    • be understood by those who remember my saying that Elijah remained in
    • understand why the laurel became a visible symbol of Apollo. For
    • olive tree. And if we understand Apollo in the vapours rising from
    • understanding and reason, but all the forces of the soul, can be
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    • Christ Impulse working below the surface. Then we shall understand
    • I had quite understood something you all know from the Parsifal saga
    • “Learn to understand the saying that through my powers there
    • The complete connection was not understood by Parsifal,
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    • in such a way that anyone who understood the spirit of the age,
    • this approach brought with it a great deal of superstition,
    • draws after it, merely as its shadow, astrological superstition. Thus
    • repeatedly misunderstood it must be said that Anthroposophy does not
    • accordingly, had to come by degrees to understand something that will
    • never be understood unless it is approached with the pure and
    • made ready to understand the secret of the Holy Grail by the
    • try to learn to understand the significance of that which formerly
    • field, the field of the most external science. Let us also understand
    • shall gradually come to understand what our anthroposophical
    • be understood by the unity of religions is not more closely related
    • capable of so understanding Him that we shall not misunderstand what
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    • made much progress in the understanding of such differences, the
    • believe that they understand what Plato and Aristotle perceived as a
    • wisdom, must understand what it is, must flow into the stream of
    • Aus Irr-tum soll ein Gotterstamm genesen,
    • Der sich die Wahrheit leidend erst erhandelt,
    • Der sich dies Wahrheit handelnd erst erleidet.”
    • becomes that is understood theoretically in Anthroposophy, so that,
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    • If we want to understand the impulses in the universe connected with
    • no-one can understand what is contained in the flaming brilliance of
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    • better understanding of life, as already explained, shows us that not
    • because he cannot understand Plato during a Greek lesson! Man would,
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    • You will understand the character of such an influence from the soul
    • understand what I now have to say. Bear in mind this whole relation
    • understand that these relationships depend on our whole mood and
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    • now analyse. This is just one example from one misunderstood aspect
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    • souls who are able to understand this.
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    • soul. And you will perhaps understand that many of the words spoken
    • who have won an understanding of our work, because they were already
    • we may say: Even if the enemies and the lack of understanding
    • understanding of the whole significance of our work for the course of
    • is not possible to attain to an understanding of the spiritual world,
    • but are unfitted, in many respects, to understand in the right way
    • you have never had before, and you learn to understand this. You have
    • which, to be sure, is understood by very few persons of to-day —
    • which we speak here, in Spiritual Science. For the dead understand
    • If it were possible to arouse even a little understanding, it would
    • be seen that, for a right understanding, it is precisely an honest
    • point where it will understand only the temporal, and when it will
    • spiritual world. Nor can we understand why we must believe to be
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    • your goodwill and sympathetic spiritual understanding. For indeed the
    • Perhaps you will better understand what we mean if you
    • is to be understood by the term ‘homeless man,’ we may
    • very, very little understanding. In the first place a certain
    • nation from which you have sprung; you have no understanding for that
    • they have, first of all, an understanding of the folk to which they
    • belong, an understanding of what we might call ‘The
    • take something neutral — what does modern man understand by the
    • and understand each other or try to understand each other as regards
    • Folk-spirits, and yet there is something in which they understand one
    • another. In a similar way the various peoples have understood one
    • together, something which is understood everywhere to a greater or
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    • beings, of these Archangels? and how are we to understand this work?
    • peoples. When we consider this aura we must clearly understand that,
    • Theosophy, but which is never really understood, at least not in all
    • and we must clearly understand that man could in no wise have
    • understand that real physical preliminary conditions are necessary in
    • spiritual understanding, which must be clothed in ordinary words
    • Thus you will see, that we shall only understand the
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    • important that we should understand that there are such
    • this reason they fully understand all the joy and sorrow the human
    • Now you can understand that the law of renunciation, of
    • of these normal and abnormal Spirits of Form, we shall understand
    • study a people itself we shall have understood and comprehended it.
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    • Therefore if we want to understand man, such as he
    • activity of the several Beings, do we learn to understand how through
    • And now you can understand the whole course of human
    • inherited; and we shall understand what is shown by spiritual
    • removed from the understanding of what does really take place in the
    • significance to him. We shall more clearly understand these
    • not to misunderstand what is now being said, it only refers to man in
    • also understand, that in a certain way the tendency of civilization
    • You will understand now why I said, that what I had to communicate
    • Hence you will understand, that with this whole process
    • the surface of the earth. You see that we must understand what it is
    • understand that Plato was a descendant of Solon, an Ionian, a Greek,
    • a Caucasian, this expresses, if we understand the law underlying it,
    • We do not understand the individual man, if we do not
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    • so long will it be difficult to obtain an unprejudiced understanding
    • Reincarnation, when properly understood. It gives us the outlook
    • lectures, if it be rightly understood, will bring no dissatisfaction
    • Now in order to acquire a complete understanding of the
    • far removed from us, in order to acquire an understanding of how we
    • lay a foundation by acquiring an understanding of the Hierarchies, to
    • understand these Hierarchies, that we say, at the lowest stage stands
    • understand our planet in this way: Where its boundaries of air and
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    • understand also, that statements such as those made in our last
    • arrive at a complete understanding of these very complicated matters
    • mission of the earth, we must clearly understand that these seven
    • polarity, if we wish to understand the depths of the Folk-souls.
    • Now you will also understand that a people like the
    • of which he understood nothing. All that was foreign to him, but in
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    • post-Atlantean evolution, — then we must clearly understand
    • best understand this mission of the Semitic people by taking it in
    • it would never lead to a real understanding of the world, to a
    • understand the several Folk-spirits. Whereas the leaders of the
    • which the understanding of this mythology has for the further
    • development, this people understands how to bring to perfection the
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    • understanding of those relationships is possible. There must at one
    • time have been a similar understanding of the unique character of the
    • is not at the present day easy to understand this essential element,
    • We can scarcely understand the fundamental character of
    • only be understood when one knows, that the men who played a part in
    • familiar; they could in a certain respect understand them, and they
    • should be understood as Primal Forces, as Spirits of Personality.
    • East it would be particularly difficult to understand the Western
    • it. He understood this down to the eighth, ninth and tenth centuries
    • to understand him? He learned to recognize him as being one of those
    • this in mind we shall also better understand many things that have
    • been handed down. For us it is a question of being able to understand
    • within; and later on he still understands the way in which, coming
    • understands how the inner answers, so to say, to the outer. He could
    • also understand when Initiates told him how the world forms itself
    • Then he understood how to go back to the earlier stages,
    • macrocosm and understands when he is told that it is called
    • Thus even in the Christian centuries he still understood
    • is able to look back into that time and he can understand that these
    • beings. Then the man of the North understands how the later
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    • will be able to understand it philosophically also, as you will all
    • mythology. If you bear this in mind you will understand why Europe
    • Zoroaster made it his task to understand and make known the
    • understand more and more clearly is, that the Luciferic influence
    • and death are produced. That will easily be understood by those who
    • mere superstition; that there is no wolf pursuing the sun. The old
    • superstition. That is, an eclipse which occurs because the moon
    • down to the smallest details. But we must clearly understand therein
    • once been accessible. Hence in Asia Minor one could well understand
    • nigh unto you.’ One could understand when it was said:. ‘The
    • even if ye are not able to rise above the physical plane; understand
    • ye that Figure in Palestine, understand ye the figure of Christ.’
    • The Initiates of the Northmen made them understand that
    • he plays it in the Twilight of the Gods. When we understand this rôle
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    • we may say, the ancient Indian culture is to be understood somewhat
    • Greek culture was one which we can only understand if we try to do so
    • Then you will be able to understand the peculiar nature
    • will understand the details of the Chinese culture. This culture was
    • perfectly unbroken stream. You will understand that only the remnants
    • time encircled the Atlantean Continent. You will now also understand
    • It would be misunderstanding what is being pushed
    • misunderstanding this culture if we were to compare it with that
    • prepare ourselves to understand a spiritual, a higher culture. For
    • Solovioff. It is so advanced that it can only be understood by
    • look for instance at the way in which Hegel understood Him, we shall
    • find that one may say: Hegel understood Him as only the most refined,
    • disputes, and which in reality rest upon great misunderstandings, is
    • suffice to make one understand that therein the human and the
    • understood. Solovioff recognizes that two Will-centers must be thought
    • what is so profoundly understood by Solovioff in the sentence, ‘In
    • differently St. John's Gospel is understood by a philosophy,
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    • does not know that this event really did occur, will understand what
    • We understand, therefore, that the Germanic Scandinavian
    • tendency, and this enables him to understand modern Spiritual Science
    • come before his eyes which at first he will not understand. But if he
    • place in accordance with law, he will then learn to understand,
    • understand that they have to see the spirit in the spirit, that they
    • can again be understood. Now if a people experiences the new age with
    • Germanic Scandinavian mythology, it ought then to understand that
    • of Vidar, of whom we are now trying to understand the deeper side, we
    • having a proper understanding of that which is to come.
    • insist upon retaining the name Christ.) But if we understand the
    • Christ-Principle was only understood in its most imperfect
    • another, we should in accordance with the rightly understood
    • understand Who Christ is. In the same way the Christ-Being must not
    • It is wonderful to me how well people understand each
    • to understand each other in the deepest essence of our
    • Anthroposophical knowledge; it is proof of how we shall understand
    • Let us endeavor to understand one another on this
    • anthroposophical world-movement, could misunderstandings arise from
    • understand this. We must learn to understand that it would be a bad
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    • understand man in his real being only when we relate him to the whole
    • understand the real nature and being of man. The mineral world is the only
    • understanding. Even the life of the plant remains enigmatical; still more so
    • language we ought to understand. And this is possible only if we try to grasp
    • region where the creative fantasy and feeling of the artist who understands the
    • by Spiritual Science. We have seen how the nature of colour can be understood,
    • of an animal can be understood by the means employed by anatomists and
    • can be understood only through artistic feeling, no healing will come into our
    • understood of the nature of man by such methods derives from an attitude of
    • when he really understands the nature of the concrete realities connected with
    • understanding for what is truly artistic that man will be able to understand
    • only by an inner understanding of this wonderfully artistic transformation of
    • can be understood for what it really is. How many people realise today that
    • signs of the times are unmistakable and must be understood.
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    • view the consideration of certain misunderstandings, which are known to
    • when it makes its appearance anywhere. It is very easy to understand
    • means of which he thinks he can understand it. Anthroposophy and the
    • a complete misunderstanding if anyone were to think that I, as has been
    • mission of spiritual science itself. It may be quite easy to understand
    • misunderstood. One who has become conversant with this spiritual
    • science finds it entirely comprehensible that many misunderstandings
    • misunderstandings. Opinions such as, “It is mere imagination; it
    • complete misunderstanding of the real aims of this spiritual science or
    • be carefully kept in view, if we wish to understand the real
    • spirit. It is a complete misunderstanding of spiritual science to think
    • emphasise this misunderstanding sharply. Nothing less than the exact
    • mention misunderstandings which I know to be prevalent, and to indicate
    • real spiritual beings, we arrive at being able completely to understand
    • makes every effort to understand the being of Christ, and that in doing
    • cannot enter into many other misunderstandings which have been spread
    • fig-tree. I can do but one thing when these misunderstandings fly about
    • other misunderstandings, which could easily be refuted. I will only
    • whether perhaps the numerous misunderstandings which exist with regard
    • science in order to understand what one sees!” This is true, but
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    • time of Summer. To understand the essential meaning of these
    • be understood.
    • divine-spiritual-super-sensible reality, and when, understanding what
    • twilight, the man of today who rightly understands the Christmas
    • be rightly understood. For the character with which Christianity was
    • be understood in the right sense. By looking back over the evolution
    • of humanity we can deepen our understanding of what is. presented to
    • he could point to his own heart, and say: Now I understand the nature
    • lungs, and so on, and in understanding the organs individually we
    • come to understand the universe. We study the human heart, for
    • understood the nature of the human heart. In the modern age we learn
  • Title: Lecture: Michelangelo
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    • every means to understand the secrets of our existence, we shall find
    • understanding of their muscular structure and anatomy, and their
    • was not fully understood. A friend once wrote to him that even the
    • understand it more inwardly and in the present age see how the human
    • understand the doctrine of repeated earth lives any more than his
    • contemporaries understood Michelangelo's paintings in the Sistine
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    • If we are to understand what is really meant by these
    • misunderstand it. These things are a quite inevitable accompaniment
    • procedure. Although it is understandable that weaker natures would
    • misunderstand the word — the lawful spiritual Beings of the
    • been misunderstood. And how many there are who try to escape ...
    • But a real understanding of modern life makes it evident that through
    • through Spiritual Science to an understanding of life, that we should
    • subject will certainly be understood.
    • nobody can understand the jolt that was given to humanity during the
    • Middle Ages. But this can be understood only in the light of what has
    • to vision and understanding of life; of how Spiritual Science can
  • Title: Lecture: Past Incarnations of the Peoples of Today
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    • means sufficient. Everything depends upon understanding conditions as
    • understand life itself in the light of the principles of Spiritual
    • of the present time. Men are utterly lacking in that understanding of
    • understanding of human life. The teachings of Spiritual Science must
    • of knowledge which form the basis for a true understanding of life.
    • When a man comes to Spiritual Science today he begins to understand
    • understand either the human beings or the events of the present age
    • at all. In other words, we cannot understand what is happening on the
    • Now you will not be able to understand what I have to tell you unless
    • try to understand this mood of soul and altogether get rid of the
    • sounds of language and speech. Before we can understand the way in
    • never understand these European peoples until we realize that
    • understand the curious culture of Japan — which presents so
    • and, indeed, we can only understand them in the light of this
    • Tagore. We shall never understand what such a figure really signifies
    • deep understanding of the spiritual world which they envisaged in
    • material world. We can understand why the American mind approaches
    • do is to understand the spiritual in the garb of the
    • You will soon realize how useful it is to try to understand the
    • the abstract they may understand quite well. All the same, it
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    • it. People who say this do not understand Karma, for to understand
    • feel this forms part of a deep understanding of Karma and its laws.
    • understanding for him.
    • Our attitude towards people may be an understanding one or a critical
    • We may come towards a person with understanding; i.e., immerse
    • ourselves lovingly in his soul, with a real understanding for his
    • when we immerse ourselves with love and understanding in the other
    • far as real understanding. Rebuke recoils upon ourselves and forms
    • new Karma, but understanding gives rise to a store of wealth in the
    • If we do not go beyond our own interests, if we have no understanding
    • may understand them, for life contains the proofs for the way in
  • Title: Lecture: The Inexpressible Name, Spirits of Space and Time.
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    • they continue experimenting, they will one day be able to understand
    • understand the mineral, lifeless substance; that is to say, they will
    • Now that you are able to understand this upon a deeper foundation,
    • the world. If we raise our soul's eye with understanding to
    • You can therefore see, my dear friends, how the understanding of the
    • far more difficult to understand. But for modern people it suffices
    • itself, then people say that they cannot understand it, and that it
    • the understanding that if anything is to be attained in the social
    • be glad for each person who shows but a grain of understanding, and
    • bad will, or what is more frequent today, lack of understanding
  • Title: Lecture: The Etheric Being in the Physical Human Being
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  • Title: Lecture: The Coming Experience of Christ
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    • understand man. Actually man, as such, is entirely excluded from the
    • to raise man's power of understanding to the point where man
    • science, the more we learn of nature, the less we understand of
    • ourselves, the less we understand of man.”
    • to give man an understanding of himself shows itself in all its
    • positions which imply leadership, and yet understand nothing of the
    • however, man can already understand that this has to happen; he can
    • is my task, even now, to understand.”
    • with earthly humanity.” People will have to understand
  • Title: Lecture: Spiritual Knowledge: A Way of Life
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    • road that leads to a knowledge and understanding of the spiritual
    • too, we learn to understand how the lack or neglect of such truths is
    • inclination to selflessness, to love. He comes also to understand
    • understanding derives impulses to act and work in life — the
    • understand it here, is, comparatively speaking, a new thing in our
    • was reading for the first time in an old book. Please understand me
    • understanding of life, his heart will be open to receive what the
    • its true light and in its true being, when we try to understand the
    • and we understand that the only way we can fulfill what is
  • Title: Lecture: How Can the Destitution of Soul in Modern Times Be Overcome?
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    • SOCIAL UNDERSTANDING —
    • be dead facts, but should bring with them understanding of such a
    • mean? This abstract statement, rightly understood, contains the
    • sufficiently understood. In their soul-life the Greeks and Romans
    • understand each other, perhaps because owing to other karmic
    • difficult for children to understand their parents, parents their
    • children, brothers and sisters each other. Reciprocal understanding
    • in reciprocal understanding in the fifth post-Atlantean epoch
    • understanding were not hanging over fifth post-Atlantean humanity,
    • difficulty we find in understanding each other. I need only say —
    • interest will have to be felt for SOCIAL UNDERSTANDING. In this term
    • for the fifth. A conscious form of social understanding must take its
    • develop this understanding. When spiritual science blossoms more and
    • and out of this true social understanding for human development will
    • understanding? All kinds of abstract ideals, concerned with national
    • nature as will enable us to understand the growing, developing human
    • being, to understand the child, and how each child develops according
    • will be made towards a true practical understanding of man until we
    • true social understanding for the further development of
    • Understanding for spiritual science would cause
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    • understands his own times, can attain higher knowledge.
    • The path of yoga can best be understood if we
    • We little understand the nature of man, especially
    • In order to understand what is achieved by this let us look at what happens
    • Bhagavadgita with understanding one must be conscious of what speaks
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    • To understand all
    • understanding of it. The writings of Paul, as we know them, convey only a
    • fully able to understand the difference between the super-sensible world
    • of death means can be understood only from the point of view of
    • spiritual science; it can be understood only when we are able to look
    • illumination, the understanding once possessed by men in an atavistic
    • spiritual science. This understanding came to Paul in order that he might
    • recognise man's need to understand the super-sensible world before he can
    • the figure, that is, of one who acquired an understanding of Christianity
    • understand history as it truly is, we must come back again and again to
    • active strengthening of his own inner life. He had to learn to understand
    • were able to understand it: that the old spiritual vision brings no
    • force whereby they might learn to understand what it was that had taken
    • the conviction that if he would understand Christ, he must develop a new
    • ago ceased caring whether or not we have a real understanding of the
    • of our present troubles unless we develop understanding of the enmity
    • as Paul experienced it, is an event that can be understood only out of
    • super-sensible ideas. On the understanding of this event depends whether
    • strive to understand this words of Paul. Not until then will it be
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    • from his profound understanding of the material as well as spiritual
    • receive them, understanding that I am well aware of the many
    • during the succeeding days, to come to a right understanding on all
    • proper understanding for such efforts. Over against the “powers
    • they do not understand it? The reason is, that even within their
    • understanding the beetroot. Above all, you do not yet understand the
    • takes up, would be talking nonsense. You can only understand the
    • pure instincts is well able to avoid superstition in these matters:
    • wisdom in order to ward off mere superstition.
    • matters. Not altogether superstitiously, from pure external
    • understanding of many things that happen in the social life by
    • understand plant life unless we bear in mind that everything which
    • they must do. The proverbs to-day are outworn superstitions, and a
    • grows too strong, may even find relief in thunderstorms. How
    • One who understands can tell precisely, from the things that will
    • understanding of the connections of these forces. That which does not
    • planted in the Earth without understanding of the cosmic
    • understood. These must be looked for again along such lines as I have
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    • from his profound understanding of the material as well as spiritual
    • of the soil one important thing should above all be understood. I
    • anxious to understand it in its complex molecular structure. In
    • plant. To understand the plant, we must recognise the form of the
    • understanding.
    • also understand the animal organism in this way. The animal organism
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    • from his profound understanding of the material as well as spiritual
    • Nevertheless, to understand plant-life it is of the first importance
    • working we must learn to know at the same time if we would understand
    • learn to understand; we shall see what they signify in the whole
    • with an idea from olden time, a point we need to understand again in
    • come to an understanding on these matters which the physicists and
    • considers the physical. It can only understand the corpse. In
    • understand the process of seed-formation a little more fully than
    • learn to understand. We must perceive how the nitrogen is there at
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    • from his profound understanding of the material as well as spiritual
    • One can understand that it cannot be otherwise. No less facile, on the
    • it is simply incapable of understanding certain matters even when they
    • understanding with this science, and yet — sooner or later we
    • must do so. This understanding must be found, precisely for the most
    • be thoroughly permeated with this idea, above all if we would understand
    • need to understand what is the essential point. But we must understand
    • Anyone who wishes to understand foot-and-mouth disease — that
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    • from his profound understanding of the material as well as spiritual
    • with the influences of the stars without becoming superstitious in the
    • least. Many things afterwards became mere superstition, which were originally
    • knowledge. You cannot warm-up the old superstitions. You must make a
    • the same sense as in animal diseases. (We shall understand the difference
    • you see how the several fields of life work into one another. Understand
    • can never be understood by themselves. What I said in our first lesson
    • we draw in the whole Earth to understand the properties of the magnet-needle,
    • forces are working from everywhere. He alone can understand Nature who
    • macrocosm. Then we shall once more begin to understand Nature —
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    • from his profound understanding of the material as well as spiritual
    • we must learn to look with understanding at the birds.
    • is different; otherwise we shall never understand the function of fruit
    • at it with understanding, we must include in the plant-nature of the
    • To understand
    • not to be found in the tree. To understand the matter rightly, we must
    • In this case we must not merely want to see a root we must understand
    • enable us to understand. Here is the soil of the earth: here I insert
    • than it has where the ordinary root is in it. Now we begin to understand
    • the free. In the First place, we understand it as a strange entity whose
    • should have some understanding of the rare of birds and insects.
    • learn to understand. The growth of the soil is subject to quite other
    • what the essential relation is; only so shall we understand how to feed
    • did not fully understand it any longer, but he revived it from old usage
    • in Nature. Those who came after him no longer understood it. To this
    • day they do not understand what Goethe meant when he spoke of “give
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    • from his profound understanding of the material as well as spiritual
    • for man too, is to this day thoroughly misunderstood. The coarse idea
    • organism. But we should also understand the opposite pole. This is a
    • wish to create the foundations for an understanding of the feeding-process,
    • understand the animal organisation — and the human too, for that
    • a wonderful interplay, but we must understand it stage by stage, progressively,
    • possess, as in the case of diabetes, etc. We only understand these matters
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    • communicated, the reasonable understanding of how the world
    • personal. Whoever wishes to understand the doctrine of
    • existing Cosmos. Man must understand his communion with
    • could understand the World that is expressed in the
    • had no understanding for the Sacrifice of the Mass. When we
    • understanding, we have before us the later reflection of
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    • understand the way in which he is placed into it, and is at
  • Title: Lecture: The Templars
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    • Mystery of Golgotha was understood, and also experienced, at a higher stage
    • purpose and will of existence, we must also learn to understand how the most
    • their descendants. You will accordingly understand that this mystery of how
    • to be understood if one would acquire an inner understanding of modern
    • described in such a way that they may be rightly understood — that is,
    • understanding one has already of the French Revolution, in addition to the
    • history, we must also understand the spiritual effects of materialistic
    • with understanding the events of history.) The French Revolution strove for a
    • death — what is lived out here, that one can understand. (Even that of
    • course is not yet entirely understood; nevertheless one can understand it
    • What lives in the entire human being, that can only be understood when it is
    • capable of understanding them, but only confused and falsified them, because
    • soul is able to follow the other with an ever-growing understanding and with
    • human generation will understand how the three ideals of Brotherhood, Freedom
    • understand that Man carries in him this threefoldness of body, soul and
    • unable throughout the 19th century to understand this, was a result of the
    • the way it has been understood in the 19th century, it can only mean social
    • an understanding of Man as a trinity and to a reconstruction of earth life
    • thing. And this is the reason why we can understand absolutely nothing at all
    • understand that he has to pass through the next point, which reverses
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    • these boundaries with the ordinary forces of human understanding.
    • meaning of the word, is not understood in the right way if people
    • Activity called forth many misunderstandings, because people simply
    • Activity gave rise to so many misunderstandings. But it had to be
    • possible to understand what takes place in the medium of time and
    • understand the relationship of the human head to the remaining human
    • which is very difficult to understand, namely, a kind of turning
    • and timelessness; it is not easy to understand that it reappears in a
    • Please do not misunderstand me. I do not mean that the forces which
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    • comparison from ordinary sense observation will help us to understand
    • spiritual world, but who have acquired an understanding of entering,
    • yet one need not come by this means to a real understanding of the
    • yet a spiritual investigator is unable to know and understand and
    • also possible for a person to understand the descriptions of the
    • necessary to be a spiritual investigator not in order to understand
    • painter to understand a picture; it is the same with understanding
    • sufficiently sound, can understand and illuminate everything as if
    • understanding — not the kind given by the things
    • in regard to what he is trying to prove. One can understand the
  • Title: The Supersensible Being of Man and the Evolution of Mankind
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    • understand. They say that anthroposophy obtains its knowledge from
    • less difficult to understand than anthroposophy, this point of
    • understand fully what belongs to the era from the eighth century
    • Golgotha, the nature of which can never be understood if people try
    • to understand it merely out of a material conglomeration of
    • and less understanding for the Event that had united itself
    • understanding for the super-sensible element in history. The
    • understand and accept. With the coming of this new super-sensible
    • an understanding of it will become the general possession of mankind.
    • will be superseded; people will find a new understanding of
    • needed today is a new understanding of the central Event of
    • understanding, want to complain of the views and teachings of
    • understanding within the German spiritual stream of development. Then
    • are rather difficult to understand. You will also see that what leads
    • modern man understand his being in the way he longs to. Therefore
    • healthy human understanding, so that this healthy human understanding
    • bolshevism. But the facts do. If you want to understand the origins
    • understands the super-sensible nature of his own ensouled spirit
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    • time regard as a childish superstition; we realise it as a true and
    • limited to the understanding that he considers appertains to
    • New Year's Eve to another; this must be understood by those
    • So, from a deeper understanding of our Spiritual
    • cycle, can only be understood aright when it becomes for us a symbol
    • a year. When we understand this yearly course aright we are filled,
  • Title: On the Duty of Clear, Sound Thinking
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    • understanding of spiritual things may again be established, though of
    • no way tends to a lack of appreciation, or want of understanding of
    • able to attain understanding of that which the seer is able to bring
    • It is not because man is unable to understand with his
    • understood, but because he permits himself to be infected with the
    • to understand — really to grasp the things, the matter taught,
    • material science alone. Therefore, it is our duty to understand that
    • understand in their true meaning the teaching of Spiritual
    • Science. We still often think that we understand the great interests
  • Title: Lecture: The Peoples of the Earth in the Light of Anthroposophy
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    • conscious life, to a full and free understanding of his mission, so,
    • mutual understanding of what the one may expect of the other —
    • understanding another or assimilating its spiritual riches, it is not
    • never bring about mutual understanding between the peoples. To travel
    • understand his whole being. It is true that if one has a feeling for
    • such that his speech is understood, the knowledge is much more
    • and understanding another man. We are really faced with a difficulty
    • understand the being of man in the light of Spiritual Science. In a
    • really understand their fellow-beings must develop love for the
    • in the oriental peoples. We can therefore understand that in
    • understand that the wonderful thought expressed in Goethe's book on
    • understanding of man himself is especially manifest in the man of
    • this veneration, understanding and penetration of what is truly
    • European makes it difficult for him really to understand oriental
    • real understanding of the true greatness of oriental philosophy, for
    • If a European really tries to understand all
    • intellectual understanding but an inner love for what is expressed in
    • great are not possessed by the others, and we can understand these
    • would understand what he is in his whole being, let him study the
    • fulfilment by understanding the special characteristics of the
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    • Cosmos are still very little understood today; they were
    • human understanding. If in later times men have forgotten the
    • power of the Sun, then you will begin to understand the
    • midst with understanding. Mighty pictures of the One who
    • an understanding of the Event of Golgotha, the body will be
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    • only be understood on such a basis, and we ought to strive for
    • such an understanding.
    • not they try to understand what ought to be done in the present
    • understanding of things.
    • revealed everywhere which cannot be understood with previous points
    • understood to-day. Nature, as studied by natural science to-day
    • be understood with the instrument of the physical brain or of the
    • physical body in general. But one cannot understand human life with
    • this instrument of the physical body. We can only understand human
    • people say they do not understand the anthroposophic outlook —
    • to se their physical brains for understanding. They do not want to
    • world cannot, of course, be understood with such thinking. It is not
    • that one would have to be clairvoyant in order to understand it. But
    • can be acquired with the healthy human understanding —
    • for the healthy human understanding is not bound to the brain
    • present requires of us cannot be understood by the instrument of the
    • understand spiritual science this is really only an excuse. The truth
    • understand spiritual science, or that it is not logical — or
    • receives (for his enjoyment) from understanding a work of art, must
    • understands what is willing to reveal itself to him to-day. For
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    • Today, in so far as we wish to understand man by means of natural
    • if one lives intuitively in the Nature of knowing. One understands
    • understandably from those who, according to well-known hypotheses,
  • Title: Lecture: Buddha and Christ: The Sphere of the Bodhisattvas
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    • domain and help us to understand the mission of Spiritual Science in
    • From this it is understandable
    • In order to understand the
    • wore symbols, of which they had such profound understanding that if
    • almost unknown in the West. This is very understandable, for
    • understand that in the fourth post-Atlantean epoch men were only
    • shall understand how a transformation of the Moses-figure can be
    • no longer necessary for him to return to the Earth. Understanding of
    • understanding of Christ possible on the physical plane, and then the
    • acquired the necessary understanding, vision of the Christ would be
    • from spiritual life and acquires no understanding of Christ will
    • impulse of Anthroposophy as a preparation for understanding the
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    • nowadays who is not nervous. We can well understand even this
    • can only be understood by Spiritual Science. As to the relation of
    • things speak for themselves and to understand a person in himself,
  • Title: Lecture: The Position of Anthroposophy among the Sciences
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    • understands how difficult it is for a man involved in scientific work
    • least, not yet — as one may well understand. Anthroposophy is
    • do this in a way that will enable you to understand that
    • that would be necessary if we were to come to a clear understanding
    • “mathematicising”, do not show a deeper understanding of
    • In respect to human perception, however, much is understood
    • world. To understand the mathematical attitude of soul is to be led
    • wishes to understand clairvoyant activity must seek it where it is
    • scientific thinking — can help to a right understanding of what
    • self-understood, had been achieved in still earlier times through
    • this, nobody understands the Greek view of the world. But the Greeks
    • remains a kind of deposit, little understood now, in what were called
    • understandable form. But I may have been able to show that Anthroposophy
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    • really artistic sense.) It must be clearly understood, above all,
    • sense, we need, before all else, to understand thoroughly the human
    • proceeds from, the human form. We must understand the human form in a
    • with your human understanding — you achieve nothing. But if you
    • whole human being, with full understanding of the cosmos, then, in
    • merely to be understood as proceeding from the space within the
    • we do not understand it if we try to explain it merely by what is
    • within the head. We understand it only if we conceive it as wrought
    • on to consider man's chest formation, we reach an inward understanding of
    • this — an understanding in respect to the human form —
    • understand what is expressed so wonderfully in the formation of the
    • head. If we want to understand what finds expression in the formation
    • understand man's lower limb-system, to which his metabolic system is
    • at such observations as those I have just made. I can well understand
    • a way that, at the same time, he can understand what the individual
    • approaches the lower limbs. He must, above all, be able to understand
    • something which could easily be misunderstood will be less misunderstood.
    • a human being. One needs only to understand that if an animal is, let
    • body. If we do this, and have the right sculptural understanding, we
    • artistic if we would understand things, but things simply do not
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    • and in so doing he would indicate (if he were rightly understood)
    • is still repeated — without any understanding of its
    • wisdom. It is received without understanding, although as an impulse
    • could be understood only intellectually. Ideas about them could be
    • later life can be understood only if one is aware of how he received,
    • never understand one another, because after all with the Asiatic
    • of our time. Intellectual understanding draws the blood from the living
    • crude understanding that has been applied in the last few centuries
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    • understanding, through all the manifold effects they have upon our
    • recognise even in theology only the Father God, and to understand the
    • experiences each separately, and so he has still an understanding for
    • understand how this really is, we must envisage it in the following way.
    • an understanding of this inner centre of man in its true significance.
    • end; only then we shall be able to reach an inner understanding of
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    • able to understand Him. The Gospels, as you know, make only brief
    • We must understand
    • secret societies, where they are not understood. Anything that
    • incapable of understanding the esoteric truths. Going further, we
    • understand this, we must think of the nature of the human soul as
    • mind to understand, is that the first human beings who lived on
    • animal to-day understands death when it sees another animal lying
    • dead, as little did the men of those early times understand
    • understood, intellect can be led back to spirituality. Such,
    • the following is known to one who understands the whole sweep of
    • but these things can only fully be understood when it is realised
    • understood, and the new form of wisdom was still undeveloped. For
    • rate in modern times, do not understand to what they refer. In
    • had to arise before it was possible for men to understand the
    • misunderstanding. Esotericism is always a recognition of facts in
    • operations of pure thinking we understand the reality of freedom,
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    • the word Realism, as it is often understood today, we do not grasp at once
    • able to understand what takes place, for instance, in the case of a
    • bearing on reality. However, when they wished to understand the
    • Spiritual Science alone enables us to understand the entire process
    • of resurrection — to understand it practically, as an experience.
    • the Father and from the Son were no longer understood. For you see,
    • knowledge. The Nominalists could not very well understand the Three
    • the upper hand, people understood nothing more of similar ideas, and
    • cannot understand at all that once this was one of mankind's burning
    • enables us to understand the monistic materialistic conception does
    • not enable us to understand the anthroposophical conception. You see,
    • theosophists believed that the understanding of the materialistic
    • monistic conception enabled them also to understand the spiritual.
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    • Golgotha little by little with full spiritual understanding, with all
    • reason or to an understanding based on feeling, but it is a real
    • event in order to understand how the Christ-Impulse worked in
    • man before he was able to grasp it; let us try to understand how it
    • learned people showed that their understanding, their conscious
    • understanding could not the Christ-Impulse, this impulse worked through the
    • with the thirteen holy nights are not based on superstition. For it
    • understanding.
    • true light will it be possible to understand what is really taking
    • with a little more understanding it is possible to investigate
    • become more intensive. It calls for an understanding of spiritually
    • understanding which is not that of the head may rise up within you,
    • the understanding of the heart. This we should seek in a living
    • understanding is the task of the 5th post-Atlantean epoch of culture.
    • the Ego that must constantly create itself in order to understand
    • thoughts filled with understanding, that rise up from our souls into
    • human beings on earth, by thoughts filled with understanding for the
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    • Soziales Verstaendnis aus Geisteswissenschaftlicher
    • Spiritual Scientific Knowledge and Social Understanding,
    • only if we understand what has really arisen in the evolution
    • of humanity through the birth of Christianity we shall understand
    • arises. In fact, we shall be far from understanding human
    • to understand them, they are not comfortable for a modern man, who
    • accessible. Of course, people will easily understand us if we tell
    • necessary to-day to strive to obtain a clear understanding, an
    • understanding as sharp as a blade, if we wish to gain a firm
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    • Soziales Verstaendnis aus Geisteswissenschaftlicher Erkenntnis.
    • understanding and action in the world to-day. It is not very
    • Reincarnation and Karma were understood, even by those who
    • instance, understands the grand idea of the Greek
    • jurisprudence help us much to-day towards the understanding
    • of itself engendered an understanding of the idea of freedom.
    • crumble; and that man alone understands the present times who
    • understand each other. But if things go on as they have in
    • the past, then they will never understand each other,
    • understand each other as well. The Asiatics look at America,
    • understanding is all for the things that arise from the
    • given proof of any very profound understanding of it. Nor
    • much understanding of how to introduce into European culture
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    • these things. We must first go through the understanding of
    • provides. Then only do we understand the physical
    • philosophic book. Surely then he must understand it. How
    • should he not understand what he himself has written? ...
    • and may yet understand nothing of what he has written. It is
    • my meaning at this point to be quite fully understood. No
    • understood in its fullness in the course of time. What man
    • understand the first truths of the Mystery of Golgotha. We
    • that which men were capable of understanding, they would only
    • working through these dreams which could not be understood or
    • impulse of Christ. Truly, these men could not understand what
    • necessary it is to pass through an understanding of the
    • only then that we can fully understand the latter.
    • and intellectual culture of our time. He who can understand
    • active part through our understanding of and longing for the
  • Title: Lecture: The Shaping of the Human Form out of Cosmic and Earthly Forces
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    • Anyone who understands the human head in the right way can
    • accessible to our narrow earthly understanding. We must face
    • earthly is expressed in our human form. No-one understands
    • understood in terms of soul and spirit, has from ancient
    • where there is the will to understand this configuration, it
    • can be understood. In so far as man is formed out of cosmic
    • and the terrestrial. There can be no understanding of the
    • human understanding. Human beings can understand them, but
    • thought can understand them. Yet one is always hearing that
    • there can be no immediate understanding of
    • understand these matters. Just as we have no need for
    • scholars study without understanding them — are full of
    • lecture I told you how the head cannot be understood if its
    • be understood unless his earthly formation is considered.
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    • to understand once again how necessary it is for our souls to
    • mood, then we understand that there was present on this soil
    • into the outer physical death of Nature; we also understand
    • such as these enable us to understand that an impulse
    • To understand
    • and which were understood.
    • understanding of Art, much could be learnt from those customs
    • understand that still there are ‘mangers’, still
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    • understanding of the essential nature of Buddhism — or rather
    • the longing for such an understanding — has only made itself
    • age many people feel an inherent desire to understand what really
    • that the deepest understanding of ancient works of art is to be
    • reincarnation is not really essential to the understanding of
    • the idea of repeated earthly lives, for to understand the essence of
    • speak, can only be understood if this spiritual origin of man's
    • understand the possibility of two streams arising in the gradual
    • would enable them to penetrate and understand the surrounding world
    • we understand the mighty impulse of the Buddha as it flamed up in a
    • thought. We can only understand the figure of Buddha when we
    • it were, passing from epoch to epoch. We can now understand the
    • existence gives us no understanding of suffering, nor can we release
    • must learn to understand aright, for many fantastic and grotesque
    • consider this, we shall never understand Buddha himself, or Buddhism.
    • Now we cannot understand
    • Christ in me!” We must however understand that the
    • from a misunderstanding of the basic facts of man's historical
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    • any understanding at all of the events that occur in the course of
    • do not misunderstand me. I do not want to be accused in this lecture
    • superstitions of devils and demons passing in and out of human beings
    • in the form of disease, nor to support the modern superstitions that
    • spiritualistic superstitions of earlier times, or with the
    • superstitions of
    • soul. We must learn to understand in every detail the way in
    • sick man leads us deeply into cosmic connections. We understand the
    • that will have a remedial effect. When we add to our understanding of
    • social life! There will be far greater understanding in the
    • pass each other by without either having the slightest understanding
    • the care of health. Think of the effect which a true understanding of
    • whole of humanity with understanding! Of course there must be no
    • if understanding for the health and ill-health of our fellow-beings
    • can be awakened — understanding that grows from a true
    • have true understanding. The position of the doctor nowadays is that
    • human being. But it is only possible to understand abnormal
    • organism, when they really understand the connection between the
    • different. A true understanding of his fellow-creatures will arise in
    • that understands the true being of man. This was the
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    • earthly language serves our mutual understanding —
    • understanding as between human beings, all of whom are living on the
    • in the cosmic Word. Thus it is particularly interesting to understand
    • and fully he is contained, we only begin to see when we understand
    • Now, these twelve original consonants when rightly understood (and
    • these you can best understand by somehow perceiving in their form and
    • understood only by deeper spiritual-scientific research. The
    • occur to you to seek to understand the man by examining the soil
    • We do not understand Art,
    • understand that when we describe such things as these we must depart
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    • times, when we must learn to understand this Mystery of Golgotha if
    • great misunderstanding, to the Vedas and the Vedanta. If we look at
    • reality of soul and Spirit and then felt the need to understand why
    • lead only to inner knowledge, he can know and understand outer Nature
    • features for those who truly understood Christianity.
    • now teach men: The Being Who erstwhile dwelt in Eternity, in the
    • learn to understand aright. So in the education of the human race
    • when the world of stars was understood merely through calculation,
    • that will awaken the Spirit in heart and soul: In the understanding
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    • to a certain extent, the capacity to understand our writings, the
    • understand such teachings as the Gnosis of Valentinus, for example,
    • the capacity to understand such things that this knowledge was not
    • longer had the capacity to understand such teachings. Only this could
    • beings to understand the coming of Christ into the world as a
    • understand, in a true and profound way, the nature of the Christ
    • Christ can be understood only as a spiritual being connected with
    • Gnosis had been able to understand the Christ, but they knew that he
    • could be understood, as a spiritual being, only through spiritual
    • earthly evolution. It was necessary to make up an understanding out
    • greatest possible difficulty in understanding this fact; the capacity
    • for such understanding had never been so limited.
    • beings through angels. If people developed the capacity to understand
    • importance. What was it that now entered human understanding?
    • is unimportant. Or we could say that Gnostic understanding is not
    • capable of understanding it completely. And to this extent we may
    • understanding of the concept of time to the human worldview in the
    • completely, but to understand it correctly, we must nevertheless
    • was, as it were, a kind of understanding of the Christ that went
    • further than the understanding of the ancient Gnosis. Yet, the
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    • understanding when we speak of the physical bodily nature of man on
    • understood without subtlety of thought.
    • on this plane, then you begin to understand why the real world of
    • understand the material-the material even in its
    • understands the material, substantial world, but that is
    • precisely what it does not understand. Many things of real
  • Title: Lecture: What Has Geology to Say About the Origin of the World?
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    • which arise from this; for anyone who understands the contradictions
    • world with which, if we have the right understanding, our inmost
  • Title: Lecture: Thinking and Willing as Two Poles of the Human Soul-Life
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    • Erster Teil: Der Mensch als leiblich-seelische
    • that we cannot understand it by means of purely mathematically
    • constructed thoughts. What we are able to understand by means
    • understanding of natural law is already past, it no longer belongs to
    • Law by means of the senses. We understand it with our whole human being.
    • to understand and experience these pictures by means of inner effort
    • the Ahrimanic and Luciferic powers, and we learn to understand man only
    • to understand matter in all its reality, matter as it actually
    • overstep the mark if we do not oppose them with a force which will
    • to-day understands as the
    • way of expressing what in ancient Persia was understood by Ormuzd and
    • that one understands this dualism in such a way that Ormuzd is looked
    • An earlier humanity still understood rightly the contrast
    • stage we cannot arrive at a real understanding of the world. You
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    • Erster Teil: Der Mensch als leiblich-Seelische
    • schon da ist. Da würde er ja selbstverständlich immer zu
    • seines Leibes. Namentlich in den ersten sieben Lebensjahren, bis zum
    • nur das zappelnde, sich bewegende Kind in den ersten Lebenswochen,
    • Sich-Bewegende, das ist von dem Kinde erst erworben dadurch, daß
    • Leiblichkeit, die wir erst nach und nach entwickeln seit der
    • sagen, er bringt sich sein Gedankenleben mit, indem er heruntersteigt
    • Verhältnis zur umliegenden Natur ins Auge fassen. Ich verstehe
    • herstammt.
    • zuerst ein
    • wir ja erst hineinbringen. Die Logik entringen wir uns aus unserer
    • Vorgeburtlichkeit; wir bringen sie erst in den Zusammenhang der Dinge
    • Luzifer, oder Luzifer drüberstülpen. Aber da innen auch
    • und in Gesetze gebracht hat. Diese Tatsachen müssen erst
    • sich zuerst in einem Buche gefunden hat, das Ludwig dem Deutschen im
    • heutige Christ unter dem Reiche seines Gottes versteht, sondern diese
    • herunterstrahlen —, sondern: Elias ist da, der sein Blut
    • herunterstrahlen läßt. — Und der Mensch wird in die
    • nicht zu einem wirklichen Verständnis der Welt. Denken Sie, es
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    • a lack of all understanding for Art could make it acceptable in
    • of Theosophy that they may perhaps not be understood at the present
    • all, in order to understand this singular individuality, all the
    • yet, we could not understand Christianity without possessing
    • these truths. We cannot really understand Christianity, for instance,
    • without understanding the resurrection, however great theologians we
    • cannot understand Christianity; for what could he make of the words
    • understanding of the Resurrection, there can be no understanding of
    • became inadequate for the understanding of Christianity. Allow me to
    • era, ascended to the next dignity, which is also understood in
    • understands includes the fact that the being in question, the being
    • of thought, her understanding of such things was limited by Eastern
    • mode of understanding Christianity, but it was not possible really to
    • understand Christianity by means of Eastern conceptions. These only
    • ‘you do not understand this,’ we may be considered
    • enough to understand it. It is unpleasant to be obliged to say this,
    • understand nothing of Buddhism.’ We Europeans must have
    • a second time. We must reply, ‘You do not understand, for the
    • understanding of these facts belongs to a different level. Then there
    • can be no misunderstanding.
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    • century but we must say that it was very little understood. We might
    • century understood just as little of the ‘pure being’ of
    • Hegel as the ox understands of Sunday, when he has eaten grass all
    • In order to understand
    • possibilities. The first is that he may have understood the
    • understood these in their full depths — naturally not as
    • which enables a man to understand the impressions of the spiritual
    • as we must understand these things in various ways and we desire to
    • intellectualist will never be able to understand such minds. I will
    • impossible of comprehension, but they cannot be understood if the
  • Title: Evolution/Aspect: Lecture 3: The Inner Aspect of the Sun-embodiment of the Earth
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    • understanding of what lies behind the phenomenon of beat. If it
    • understanding ever does so against his own will. A sacrifice offered
    • sacrifice in the outer Cosmic heat. He alone understands what really
    • wish to understand the air and the light which are added to the
    • to understand inwardly with intensest reverence, what the beatitude
    • understanding, inasmuch as without such a spirit — without at
    • understand how we obtain from our own soul-life a still more accurate
    • very hard to understand something, or to form some sort of thought.
    • time were streaming into us, we picture it with understanding after
    • true understanding of everything connected with the creation of such
    • nature of the Christ-impulse. We are then able to understand the dim
    • the Sun-Sphere, we shall better understand what I have often said: If
    • be able to understand everything that he saw here, he would
    • understand the actual mission of the Earth if he allowed the
    • to him. He would understand that the Earth had a meaning, and he
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    • or less interest to him although he might perhaps not understand them
    • necessary to understand with the intellect what the soul feels.
    • man alone understands who has made it his own, who in every
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    • must understand by this is symbolically expressed in the world's
    • striving. We saw this when we tried to understand the nature of
    • themselves. If we can understand what has just been said in these few
    • universe. It must be clearly understood that it is impossible to
    • no evil spirit at the head of the world, He is only not understood.
    • transcending him and driving him, and which he will only understand
    • can alone provide us with an understanding of the spiritual
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    • a miracle and he says that he cannot understand it, he does not
    • therefore be necessary that we should not only try to understand
    • physical plane. Thus if anyone comes to have an understanding of
    • these things, if even at the present time he understands that the
    • if his understanding of modern Anthroposophy has taught him this,
    • acquire no understanding in this incarnation, will, in the life
    • development can only be understood in the physical body. Of all the
    • higher worlds, but we must first have understood it while in the
    • this understanding first in some one of his incarnations.
    • anthroposophists, understand that we must take a very different
    • arrive at a clear understanding of these concepts which are so
    • soul. The Gospel of St. Mark can only be understood if based on the
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 1: The Driving Force Behind Europe's War
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    • understanding of an event that appears to have come in with
    • the West are ill-equipped to understand what wants to come to
    • want to have: understanding based on the science of the
    • come until human hearts understand the realm of the spirit.
    • Order can only come when it is understood how this chaos has
    • understand this concrete fact: Longings have arisen in the
    • People even failed to understand when eighteen months ago it
    • to understand what is happening, no one is prepared to see
    • understand them and therefore I will not say anything to
    • to understand and have an opinion on everything. People find
    • spirit can only be understood by those who are able to grasp
    • the spirit is understood or the chaos continues. A
    • wants to gain a little understanding of the present position,
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    • understood, of course, that this was different in the past,
    • view. So it seems we can now understand why people who have
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    • lectures which will enable you to understand the present time
    • collect the material we need to understand the present time,
    • superstitions of the past, yet in some respects they are
    • are increasingly less understood
    • today. They are misunderstood in so far as the leading
    • evil-minded. One can understand people feeling this way. Yet
    • — that for any real understanding of the things of the
    • understanding of the world of the spirit. It must not become
    • properly understood. If spiritual truths are rightly
    • understood, and if people are in all seriousness following the
    • world of the spirit accessible to our understanding, their
    • objective understanding.
    • is so little understood! Even within this Society, there is
    • understood, people's attitudes would in many respects be very
    • they would make the effort to try and understand just one of
    • to understand that I cannot let the movement which I have to
    • development may find it difficult to understand how such
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    • thing superstition and refuse to have anything to do with it,
    • understand anyone else.
    • mood where no one can understand anyone else, you see the
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    • humanity. What I want to say today is perhaps best understood
    • could not be understood, however, and people often did not
    • even properly understand human nature. Think of the seemingly
    • penetrate all these things with our understanding if we are
    • understanding and so much philistinism. In some respects,
    • philistinism is the opposite of a true understanding of human
    • abnormal. But this will not help us to understand the world
    • to learn to understand human beings so that we may give due
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    • shall not understand how human beings really relate to their
    • have to be considered, otherwise we cannot really understand
    • nature. Rightly understood, it will solve countless riddles
    • can understand. In certain ages, particular thoughts just
    • things are, of course, considered to be an old superstition.
    • ‘old superstition’, modern science does not know
    • understand that they will find it completely different, so
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 7: Working from Spiritual Reality
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    • want to understand Luther today we must know the inner
    • feelings, and this meant that he did not really understand
    • world, and Luther cannot be understood unless this is taken
    • twelfth century, you will always find that people understood
    • faith and without understanding.
    • weight, and we understand why he said the things he said
    • People consider this to be an old superstition today, but it
    • completely clear in your minds that this old superstition is
    • mood. It is poison to demand that children should understand
    • pointed out that children cannot understand everything. From
    • their first to their seventh year they cannot understand at
    • considered most important today to understand everything. We
    • without their understanding it. But they do not understand
    • rather than develop their own understanding. This happens a
    • understanding of the world. As I have said, this is more
    • the small things in life. You will not understand this age,
    • must have understanding for the karmic connections, as I have
    • spiritual science is open to our understanding. But it is
    • understand this.
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    • understand it. We have to consider everything on an
    • understand the enormous extent to which our whole ideology
    • understand the present time’ — this phrase has
    • to experiment, in the desire to understand the present time.
    • understand many things, even more than I have already
    • misunderstanding today. People might think, for instance,
    • come to understand; if they do not, quite different, even
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    • this, it will give you a great deal of understanding of the
    • personal inclinations since then, to understand that they
    • also needs to be understood. Exactly because of its logical
    • perceived and understood. It is necessary to link such an
    • understand a great deal of the inner life of these people,
    • — they do not normally understand what is going on, but
    • the physical world can really only be understood if one knows
    • understand what is really happening.
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    • Press, which understands everything and goes into everything,
    • responses and will impulses. Those who understand the
    • of ancient Greece and Rome, people superstitiously believed
    • they were superstitious, for no one in their right mind can
    • Those were strange superstitions. People in the past observed
    • foolish those superstitions were! Imagine the way in which
    • those peculiar, superstitious people spoke of the sun and the
    • of old, and on all the media of ancient superstition, having
    • think about it today? It may be the academics' superstition,
    • but it should never be a superstition held among
    • only with what children understand but also with ideas they
    • do not yet understand, which enter mysteriously into their
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    • way that the child can immediately understand; children
    • understand.
    • are in accord with their level of understanding, things they
    • they are supposed to have deeper understanding. Care is
    • lives they have nothing but the understanding of a child.
    • fact that only the child's understanding is addressed. This
    • will only be understood later on in life, not in childhood.
    • on that occasion; now at last you are able to understand
    • to understand them.
    • from memory the things they could not understand before, this
    • understanding surely ought to say to himself now: ‘The
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    • partial understanding of the significant events of the
    • understood.
    • understood something about the way these entities work. An
    • does not get us far in understanding the real issue. The
    • based on this. We shall not be able to understand what issued
    • is not possible to understand the present time unless one
    • rise a little above ourselves to understand the signs of the
    • up in earlier times. To understand Darwin, one merely has to
    • understand Goethe, one has to rise above this to laws which
    • not want to understand physical life and practised a false
    • physical body in all kinds of ways. It has to be understood
    • must be understood today when great, tremendous events happen
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    • beings. Present-day events can therefore only be understood
    • know, attempts have been made to understand the genius of
    • field is that people have also sought to understand Jesus
    • historians, for it is their academic duty to understand such
    • understanding. Oswald Marbach wrote well about Faust because
    • relatively little understood. Efforts at understanding are,
    • understood in the future. Hidden below the surface is a
    • Part 1, which alone could be understood at the time.
    • misunderstanding. The spiritual atmosphere in which people
    • live today is impregnated with the will to misunderstand to
    • are now asleep and they will find it hard to understand how
    • understand and see through such things in their full
    • in 1913, in the belief that the understanding they had in
    • understood in Goethe's time because it is a critique of what
    • now. What matters now is not merely to understand them, but
    • present age, practical minds will not be able to understand
    • be rightly understood if people seek to understand, seriously
    • the spirits of darkness in the autumn of 1879. To understand
    • the present time, it will be necessary to understand the
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    • spiritual activities, otherwise they cannot be understood. It
    • and who can only be really understood if we realize that the
    • the driver, saying it is an old superstition, a prejudice, to
    • with understanding by discovering what goes on behind the
    • understand the reality of life.
    • merely come between the children and their understanding of
    • understands the whole system which leads to these
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    • civilization is really understood today from the spiritual-scientific
    • fact could no longer be understood, i.e., could no longer be grasped
    • is absolutely untrue to say, for example, that they even understand
    • the higher animals. They only believe that they understand them.
    • And so our understanding of
    • the human being gradually dropped completely out of our understanding
    • of the world, because understanding dropped out of our concepts. Our
    • following: The fall of man was understood to be a moral fall,
    • grasped spirit of his own being, man must understand, with inner
    • really understanding Christ. Those who still understood something
    • when Christ must be understood. But we resist this
    • understanding of Christ, and the form this resistance takes is
    • Christ really is still lived in those who say that they understand
    • one. We must therefore make an effort to understand him. We must make
    • knowledge out into the cosmos. We must learn to understand the
    • elements. We must learn to understand the movements of the
    • planets. We must learn to understand the star
    • man reduced to understanding only what lives on earth? Because
    • by saying: We understand a fish only in a bowl, and a bird only in a
    • Therefore I had to say earlier that we do not even understand the
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    • bare ytterst sparsomt gjennemtrengt med Kristusimpulsen, og
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    • understand why the child slumbers dreamily and only begins to think
    • air of the body. Thus we may say that modern man will understand
    • misunderstood fall of man. Our science is sinful, it is the direct
    • outcome of the misunderstanding relating to the fall of man. This
    • the body of the preceding incarnation, we can understand this
    • advance as far as truth. For the misunderstood fall of man has ruined
    • into an entirely different age, if they really wish to understand
    • understood in this sphere.
    • to approach a modern scientist, expecting him to understand that his
    • misunderstandings relating to the consciousness of sin — not
    • out of the Fall as such, but from the misunderstandings with
    • which can be misunderstood so easily, must place the Christ in
    • understood only with the aid of super-sensible knowledge. If
    • understanding of the process of thinking leads to a pre-existent
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    • gradually be realised, but insight will come when understanding has
    • understand. But unto you’ — so says Christ Jesus —
    • understand what is living in our environment. And this it will
    • naturally regarded as utter superstition by the ‘enlightened’
    • understandable weakness of the great man who made the first map of the
    • from olden times without being understood. For example, the sign of
  • Title: Lecture: The Spirit in the Realm of Plants
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    • the principle that the knowing human being should understand himself
    • century. It must simply be understood that even the greatest
    • human spirit. It is therefore easy to understand that even the
    • which he is then imbedded. We will not understand the human being
    • unless we understand him as formed out of the entire macrocosm.
    • not perceive. It is a superstition, shared also by natural science,
    • superstitious to believe that the plant as such perceives or that the
    • single plant has a kind of soul. This is just as superstitious as
    • the Venus fly trap. This would be as superstitious as attributing a
    • the spirit, things must be understood accurately and exactly, and
    • another person — into the soul of the earth, if we understand
    • understand such a concrete presentation of the spirit of the plant,
  • Title: On the Mysteries of Ancient and Modern Times: Lecture 1
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    • humanity finally lost the last vestiges of an understanding
    • an ancient Mystery-wisdom. To understand, however, even in an
    • To understand
    • understanding of the Mysteries was completely lost to
    • dealt to the understanding of the Mysteries, is entitled
    • materialism. To understand the root-nerve of the 19th
    • understand the texture of modern life. It lies not in the
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    • for us, namely, the complete misunderstanding of the
    • would truly understand the working of events in history.
    • age only desires, wherever possible, to understand the
    • pillars of the Christian understanding of the world, —
    • to understand the fundamental point. Goethe wanted the
    • conception. In this sphere, too, rightly to understand Goethe
    • understanding of man, of the whole man. For, as I told you in
    • we have the task of understanding man, by a true grasp of
  • Title: On the Mysteries of Ancient and Modern Times: Lecture 3
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    • understand. It is essentially Man himself — the
    • credulity and superstition which is so widespread in the
    • and the rest are far more perilous idols of superstition than
    • attached to its idols and superstitions than ever primeval
  • Title: Lecture: The World Development in the Light of Anthroposophy
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    • and the understanding. The fact that love or perhaps hate are
    • with a purely analytical artistic understanding, quite coldly and
    • in more popular terms. But it is possible to understand that the
    • mineral life on earth, we understand why there should be mineral,
    • the development of the earth can be understood by envisaging the
    • who at least try to understand them, will see that the
    • changes from the abstract understanding ordinarily described
    • through a higher understanding it is simply impossible to place
    • will then also understand why it is so.
    • the point of understanding that through the fact that the human
    • understand the human being through the development of the world.
    • artistic sense and understanding, we finally comprehend why the
    • to understand man's development.
    • if we wish to understand the human being. We should, for
    • really grasps these words, if a person who really understands
    • me,” understands Christ's words, “Heaven and earth
    • but if one is really honest they cannot be understood without
    • Spiritual-scientific Anthroposophy can fully understand that
  • Title: Lecture: The Supersensible in the Human Being and in the Universe
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    • understanding survey of life and strengthening forces in general,
    • (please do not misunderstand the comparison; it is not meant to
  • Title: Lecture: Foundations of Anthroposophy
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    • ordinary sense perception and by the understanding which is based
    • life and in science. One must, of course, have an understanding
    • understanding described in the last few days, pictures which
    • understanding, with ordinary thoughts which are applied to
  • Title: Lecture: East and West in the Light of the Christmas Idea
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    • who understand the true essence of life in ancient Greece will
    • decide to gain an understanding of the Mystery of Golgotha, with
    • realize that we must first rise to an understanding of Christ's
    • understanding of the Christmas idea before we are really able to
    • the following: A real understanding of Christianity must bring
    • inner understanding of that reality which is still a Maya for us,
    • we understand this, then the individual Christmas idea which we
  • Title: Lecture: Man and Cosmos
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    • cosmos only if we understand how these different members are
    • activity, and in order to understand them we must first study
    • But this must not be one. You will therefore understand me when I
    • ignorantly confused and nebulous way, will be understood in
  • Title: Lecture: Human Freedom and Its Connection with the Mystery of Golgotha
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    • Anthroposophie als Kosmosophie. Erster Teil. Wesenzuege des Menschens im
    • Anthroposophie als Kosmosophie. Erster Teil.
    • not enable him to understand human life on earth. If you take the
    • not really understand much about Christianity. For it is deeply
    • Christian theology does not understand anything about
    • thoroughly understand all that is unchristian. Modern theology,
  • Title: Lecture: Knowledge Pervaded with the Experience of Love
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    • understanding of his folk soul, so that he no longer felt that he
    • no real understanding unless knowledge is accompanied by the same
    • must seek to understand the Logos living in the flesh, by raising
    • choose the Spirit as our guide, to understand how we should
  • Title: Lecture: The End of the Dark Age
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    • Auferstehung. Exoterisches und esoterisches Christentum, Bibliographic
    • a Striving for Spiritual Understanding of Nature Permeated by Christ.
    • und Auferstehung. Exoterisches und esoterisches
    • Anthroposophy, a Striving for Spiritual Understanding of Nature
    • ordinary understanding; but when it is a question of grasping in
    • are perhaps quite inaccessible to the human understanding. We can
  • Title: Lecture: The Golden Legend and a German Christmas Play
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    • those who had to understand the Mystery of Golgotha and its secrets
    • understand it.
    • form such ideas as these, if we wish to understand correctly. We must
    • difficult to understand because we cannot grasp the fact that
    • understand ourselves aright, we continually look back through our
    • understand as little as possible of the matter and should only behold
    • there were among the spectators those who wanted to understand
    • Something must now be said which I must ask you not to misunderstand,
    • to the laity. And this clearer understanding progressed step by step.
    • At first the people understood absolutely nothing about the child
    • manger. Ear her when they were not allowed to understand anything,
    • not yet understand how to let that power work on him which has so
    • holy understanding. Because the learned cannot yet grasp this and
    • understood then, they would, however, have explained many things
    • true men do not always know how to understand those who lead them to
    • understand better and better, may He be with you in the severe tasks
  • Title: Lecture: The Christmas Thought and the Secret of the Ego
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    • who were to understand the secrets of the Mystery of Golgotha out of
    • to understand it. Definite mental images are required if we wish to
    • understand, to understand properly.
    • must unite himself anew with the properly understood Tree of
    • If we understand
    • understand things correctly. And humanity ought to be instructed to
    • who saw or listened understand as little as possible, that
    • this was no longer tolerated. The people also wanted to understand
    • something now that I beg you not to misunderstand. It can be
    • example, people did not understand initially that in the manger
    • to understand anything, they just accepted it, but new that they
    • educated people do not yet understand that it is necessary to
    • understood. I could have said something that would have clarified a
  • Title: Lecture: Zarathustra
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    • Earth is at present but little understood, and, moreover, it is
    • sense perceptions of to-day. We shall best understand the way in
    • possessed of understanding the spiritual world became less and
    • would understand the significance of Zarathustra's teaching, we must
    • understand the difference between the two thought
    • to strengthen the powers of understanding in order to penetrate the
    • knowledge and understanding for everything that lives, be it plant or
    • animal; understand all living things in air and water, on the
    • world with understanding and to feel, behind the outer realm of
    • understanding of things spiritual was far deeper than it is in our
    • time. This understanding was expressed in symbolical imagery, in
    • must cease. In all these things we must understand that a survey of
    • spiritual sense, cannot understand Zarathustra; they cannot read the
    • souls respond can understand Zarathustra.
    • “heroic” conception of Ormuzd and Ahriman is understood,
    • Zarathustra to understand the heroic conception of the universe,
    • understands their meaning as I speak them will experience much evil
  • Title: Lecture: Hermes
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    • the world will only be understood in the future.” So strongly
    • words. It must therefore be of great interest to us to understand how
    • only understand ancient centres of culture if we begin by
    • Now it must be clearly understood that the
    • understand aright) proves the truth of what Spiritual Science
    • We can only understand this primeval Being if we realise what the
    • understanding of such figures as Osiris and Isis become really
    • understands his physical nature — the expression of his Ego. He
    • understand the innermost nature of man we must not look at his outer
    • The Influence of Babylon on the Understanding of the Old Testament,
    • soul, understanding our own actions in the light of the eternal
  • Title: Lecture: On the Nature of Butterflies
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    • human understanding. Nature indeed is far cleverer than man. The egg,
    • butterfly is understood only when viewed as a complete creature of light
    • understand its significance. For as he spoke this word he saw himself
    • extracts means of nourishment from Nature, but no longer understands its
    • these are the people who ought to understand such things. One already
    • studying further will show you that a genuine science which understands
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    • image of those experiences. Human life on earth is understood only when
    • initiation-knowledge, we learn how this is to be understood.
    • earth; it all arises from the understanding with which we meet the soul
    • understanding. How we behave to others with selflessness, or how in love
    • understand that I am speaking figuratively, but the picture is in
    • such things are easily misunderstood. Over and over again one hears that
    • Hierarchies? Nevertheless is it not true that whoever understands how to
  • Title: Lecture: The Experiences of Sleep and their Spiritual Background
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    • understanding with its power of combination. But then we can go on to
    • it with far more understanding than the philosophers themselves! Why
    • understanding of the human being is alone possible when we become
  • Title: Lecture: Reincarnation and Karma
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    • and has completely routed the superstition of a mechanical
    • soul life, which are more difficult to understand. When he calls
    • remain in the sphere of soul-spirit to understand the origin of
    • fact which is accessible to all and which, rightly understood,
    • understand how inanimate phenomena can be explained by immutable
    • understanding. Those who only want to repeat what they have
    • Kentucky become blind. We understand that dwelling in darkness
    • understood the premise s from which it starts.)
    • the same dark superstition, these, whom they despise so deeply,
    • lower. I cannot understand Newton's soul unless I imagine it as
    • of his species. And I understand the species of the lion when I
    • lower. Therefore I understand what is comprised in Newton's
    • day must have such opinions. This is not to be misunderstood as
    • order to understand certain animal forms, the scientist refers
    • And therefore it is every man's duty to seek understanding as to
    • if rightly understood, Redi's conception is wrong.)
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    • explained in this lecture. How little we understand the
    • which takes place there consist? We can understand it well if
    • understood if one takes its opposite into consideration, in
    • the surroundings many things which adults do not understand.
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    • since the earliest times, is not so easy to understand as we
    • understand such things in the best way, if we proceed from
    • analysis and understanding of things.
    • the sentient soul, the understanding soul, and the
    • prospects for the future. Whatever we really understand, we
    • does the plant-world do? You will understand what takes place
    • will never attain to a living understanding. In the vegetable
    • gradually be able to understand such things.
    • admitted of course, that it is not possible to understand a
    • understood without any further trouble. If we wish to grasp
    • contains everything. In order to understand the world, people
    • can be understood only by collecting a knowledge of the facts
  • Title: Lecture: 'Goethe's Faust' from the Point of View of Spiritual Science
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    • understand with our intellect — which is bound to the senses
    • profound wisdom and understanding which is today offered
    • we understand only if we follow Goethe in his efforts to win
    • The idea behind this building came to him and he understood
    • nothing else to wish for as to understand them rightly and
    • of this, we can understand Goethe, in connection with many
    • able to understand only the things formed in outer space,
    • this work; and we can now understand that Goethe could
    • known if the final words are to be understood.
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    • stand before the birth of that which, if we rightly understand
    • with the great cosmic forces when, through an understanding of
    • aside the old magic to understand the Christ-Impulse in its
    • Jesus-Child, the understanding of genuine, true love that
    • resounds above all. And if at Christmas an understanding
    • from the spiritual world! It is a kind of understanding of the
    • childlike understanding with grown-up understanding. All that a
    • can stream in from a right understanding of the ‘night of
    • power, greater and greater understanding. For it will only take
    • hold, if souls be found who understand it in its full
    • significance. But in this realm, ‘understanding’ cannot be
    • us, inasmuch as we can understand it through the spirit of our
  • Title: Lecture: Galileo, Giordano Bruno, and Goethe
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    • understand by attributing to the human beings existing then a
    • Giordano Bruno — so that we may be able to understand
    • instruction. Hence the necessity, if we would understand
    • difficult for the modern mind to understand. We can only
    • understand it by placing ourselves, in imagination, in an
    • season, as a rule, understood nothing at all about him.
    • misunderstood at the time of Galileo and Giordano Bruno. We
    • understand it when we realize that Aristotle lived at the end
    • writings which we cannot understand until we have learnt what
    • These are matters which we cannot understand until we have
    • of Aristotle completely misunderstood him; no-one understood
    • not understand him either, for they did not take the trouble
    • tangible, which we can all understand. Let me illustrate this
    • words, which will help us to understand his whole soul and
    • it is, by space and time, it can immediately understand the
    • Copernican-cosmo-conception. In order to understand these
    • nothing was then understood of the old super-sensible science,
    • itself not understood because it was intended to be taken in
    • a Spiritual sense. As then understood, it was indeed an
    • “The super-sensible is not to be understood by the human
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    • which overstepped certain limits could only end in chaos. We
    • understanding of the real standpoint of psychological facts,
    • — not until history is understood as it is understood
    • that an honest desire existed to try to understand what we
    • understanding, he found other thinkers by whom he was most
    • perfectly sincere in their inability to understand Goethe's
    • truths regarding colour can only be understood in the future,
    • understand the laws of nature were everywhere fertilised by
    • inner life and understanding of the world, he is an example
    • Goethe, and a gradual and increasing understanding of his
    • quoted, our materialistic age has but a meagre understanding
    • understand. We must not allow him to be represented to us as
    • understand. I should never shrink from such a step, because I
    • who can follow with understanding will be convinced that no
  • Title: Lecture: The Errors of Spiritual Investigation
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    • position to understand what is investigated, once it is
    • understanding. It is just as comprehensible and true that one
    • sufficiently prepared, can follow with understanding, and
    • person can fully understand the pronouncements of the
    • lazy in applying expressly a right meaning and understanding
    • understanding is overpowered and ruined. Whereas the insight
    • and ideas of the healthy human understanding, thereby making
    • healthy human understanding, so that they can distinguish the
    • healthy human understanding and his moral qualities. The
  • Title: Lecture: Factors of Karma, Deficiencies in Psychoanalysis
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    • then you will understand how many things are working upward
    • understand spiritual science they have no guiding lines for
  • Title: Lecture: Matter Incidental to the Question of Destiny
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    • side-track so as to understand the difficulties which confront
    • really meant. In this way many a misunderstanding can
    • grew to be a famous man. We want to understand,
    • contribute nothing to an understanding of the personality
    • post-Atlantean age. We cannot understand this age if we merely
    • human understanding — however limited — of what
    • all that a modern man's intelligence will understand if he
    • after event and understanding nothing of it, like the
    • event, but fail to understand. For the real point is to study
  • Title: Lecture: Hereditary Impulses and Impulses from Previous Earth Lives
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    • to be judged and understood through them. We will not just
    • understand the content of the booklet on
    • understand those that preceded them. For instance, if someone
    • understands what was spiritually at work in the first centuries
    • impulses, then he can also understand what social needs can be
    • understanding of life which is dawning more and more. The
    • confront life without conscious understanding. For they
    • life with conscious understanding — increasingly,
    • thoroughly understood if we would claim any judgment upon the
    • unable to rise to an understanding of reincarnation and Karma.
    • we can understand it, if opposition arises on all hands
    • same things, branding them as medieval superstitions. Often
    • ‘medieval superstition,’ ‘outworn mysticism’
    • Occult Science as mere medieval superstition, then indeed one
    • understanding we have first received of the Spiritual
    • ‘medieval superstition,’ in order to keep men in the
  • Title: Lecture: The Relation of Man to the Hierarchies
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    • understand, as is often the case in modern Freemasonry, much
    • words are concerned; but he can understand very little of it.
    • sacred Mysteries. Now you can understand why they might never
    • Thus you can understand, not only was it criminal to pronounce
    • this end, however, we must first learn to understand a little
    • beyond it, first and foremost by learning to understand
    • superstition. Superstition is the belief in
    • ‘negative superstition.’ To this
    • negative superstition humanity to-day gives itself up
    • want to; but then we are negatively superstitious. Positive
    • superstition is to see spirits where there are none —
    • negative superstition is to deny them where they are. In the
    • first understand the true interpretation. Watt was not
    • understands Spiritual Science will realise that these things
    • that can only be when humanity understands once more the
    • be met by that understanding of the Spiritual World which
  • Title: Lecture: The Birth of Christ in the Human Soul
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    • will be our task to understand how a new conception of
    • the senses, understood by the intellect — in
    • world evolution. We understand the historic evolution of
    • not to be understood only as they first appear oftentimes in
    • between the Ahrimanic and the Luciferic, it will be understood
    • Most of all must understanding come about, Christian
    • understanding, in reference to a certain aspect of human
    • understood why the Old Testament occult conception possessed a
    • the Christ must be so understood and so felt by men in their
    • are proclaimed to him — provided he truly understands
    • you do not strive for a mere theoretical understanding of
    • understanding when such a back-stairs politician as Christian
    • understands these things may say to you that certain thoughts
    • world; that we can understand them, and can draw power for our
    • will from this understanding, and light for our life of
    • seek to understand the Christ, who is with us always even to
  • Title: Lecture: The Mysteries (Die Geheimnisse)
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    • understand that the king in his dream attained a certain
    • towards understanding the Christ-principle, and what it is to
    • Oriental Kings, and only with the deepest understanding may we
    • understand Christianity as the religion of earthly harmony they
    • only be approached by our understanding the whole world more
    • king attained an understanding of the Wise Men, of the three
    • those who have understood Christianity in this way have seen in
    • understands Christianity thus can rise to the highest
    • of the last of the Germans to understand Christianity in this
    • understand who knows how again and again that motto has been
    • for him to understand in ideas the meaning of this profound
    • symbol. The experience and understanding of it live
    • understood.
    • understands esoteric Christianity that what happens in
  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 1. Angels, Folk Spirits, Time Spirits: their part in the Evolution of Mankind.
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    • contribute in some degree to the general understanding of
    • spiritual understanding. Indeed the province we touch upon here is
    • the implications of this will be best understood if you recall that
    • discussing the path of knowledge — what we understand by the
    • man’ is one whose understanding and grasp of the great laws of
    • homelessness they would meet with little understanding. In the first
    • if they have, above all, an understanding of their ethnic origin, an
    • understanding for what we might call “the self-knowledge of the
    • that is non-controversial — what do we understand today by the
    • external cognition. The first steps towards the understanding of this
    • is man as we know him today; such is our understanding of man at the
    • take? In order to understand this, we must bear in mind that from a
    • individual differences, we shall have no difficulty in understanding
    • many different countries and who understand each other or try to
    • understand each other when they touch upon vital questions that have
    • understanding. In the same way various people were able to understand
    • understood. This is the Zeitgeist or Time Spirit, the Spirit
    • epoch is different from that of our own age. Those who understand the
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    • Archangelic Beings? And how are we to understand this work? You all
    • this aura we must clearly understand that the saying, everything in
    • understanding of the higher worlds are very much mistaken. With a few
    • spiritual understanding and which must be clothed in ordinary
    • understand a people when we feel intuitively the activity of these
    • Personality. We shall therefore only understand world history, in so
  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 3. The inner Life of the Folk Spirits. Formation of the Races.
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    • necessary in order to ensure a full and complete understanding and
    • towards an understanding of the consciousness of the Folk Spirits if
    • they mediate between Archangels and man. You must understand quite
    • understanding for the joys and sorrows of man. But because they
    • you must understand that the law of renunciation, of deferred
    • we shall understand the designs they entertain for the races of
    • shall have understood and comprehended this people.
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    • understand the relationship of the races of mankind to one another
    • so when we seek to understand man as he is today, we find a richly
    • understand how man first came into existence through the cooperation
    • wheel in our mind and have not the slightest understanding of
    • active. These forces — I beg you not to misunderstand what I am
    • the universe. Nevertheless we can now understand that racial
    • This was always known in the Mystery Schools. You will now understand
    • understand that the whole process of the evolution of mankind is
    • the way of understanding. Therefore it is only natural that those w
    • of mankind in every corner of the globe. We must understand therefore
    • a Caucasian, expresses a profound mystery if we understand the law
    • cannot understand the individual if we do not see how he owes his
  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 5. Manifestation of the Hierarchies in the Elements of Nature.
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    • people, it will be difficult to reach an unprejudiced understanding
    • teaching of karma and reincarnation, when rightly understood. This
    • mysterious relations of race and nation. If we rightly understand the
    • order to acquire a full understanding of the characteristics of the
    • and we now understand how the Beings of the spiritual Hierarchies
    • an understanding of the Hierarchies of which man is the lowest
  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 6. The Five Root Races of Mankind.
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    • of balance or equilibrium be achieved. You will understand therefore
    • another period. Hence in order to arrive at a fuller understanding of
    • clearer understanding of the cooperation between the normal and
    • the Earth, we must clearly understand that these seven Spirits of
    • in the sunlight. If, however, we wish to understand how the abnormal
    • distribution you will develop an inner understanding of the racial
    • understanding of this unique cooperation of the normal and abnormal
    • will now understand the peculiar character of the Semitic people and
    • worked principally in the blood, you will understand why racial
    • you will also understand why a people like the Greeks who were
    • letters, of which he understood nothing. All that was alien to him,
    • something which will be easier to understand, because we shall be
  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 7. Advance of Folk Spirits to the Rank of Time Spirits.
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    • have a true understanding of cosmic events. This advance in rank is
    • understand the period when the division of mankind into the five root
    • later Atlantean times. If we wish to understand the pattern and
    • understand this if you bear in mind that, in reality, this particular
    • all other peoples. One can best understand this mission of the
    • understanding of the world, to a comprehensive, concrete view of the
    • understanding’ The task of the Semitic people was to eschew all
    • antipathies. Therefore we must have a clear understanding of the
    • the signal importance of Scandinavian mythology for the understanding
    • lies the great significance which the understanding of this mythology
  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 8. The Five Post-Atlantean Civilizations.
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    • understanding of the kindred relationships between those mythologies.
    • At one time there must have been identical understanding of the
    • present time it is not easy to understand this essential element
    • should learn to know to some extent from an understanding of the
    • can scarcely understand the fundamental character of Teutonic
    • essential nature of these five civilizations can only be understood
    • understand them to some extent and they were particularly interested
    • additional factor which may help to clarify our understanding. The
    • account the influence of special forces, nor understand the
    • understanding the spiritual life of the West and that superior
    • retained this feeling, this understanding of how the forces of the
    • Odin and above all to understand him? He learned to recognize him as
    • this in mind we shall also understand more clearly the fragmentary
    • understanding of these individual Gods. Germanic-Nordic man perceived
    • within, and in later years he still understands how, originating in
    • understands when he is told that they are called Muspelheim. Thus,
    • look back into that time and he could understand that these events
  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 9. Loki - Hodur and Baldur - Twilight of the Gods.
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    • Anthroposophical Society. What you will come to understand more and
    • last series of lectures will easily understand that. [
    • of today will reply that this is pure superstition, that there is no
    • superstitious. From the external point of view the explanation of the
    • to the smallest details. But we must clearly understand that what the
    • powerless to revive this erstwhile clairvoyance. Thus one of the
    • in any other. Then they felt that their erstwhile experiences of
    • Minor could well understand the words: “Change your mental
    • understand the words: “The Kingdom of Heaven is nigh unto you
    • special role. When we understand this role we shall then perceive the
  • Title: Mission/Folk-Souls (1970): 10. The Mission of Individual Peoples and Cultures in the Past, Present and Future.
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    • was a culture that we can only understand from within, if we realize
    • able to understand, however, the peculiar characteristics of those
    • Spirit”; you will understand the peculiarities of Chinese
    • through which we prepare ourselves to understand a higher spiritual
    • that it can only be understood by students of Spiritual Science
    • potentialities, showing that our understanding of Christ today is
    • we find that Hegel understood Him as only the most refined, the most
    • sublimated Spiritual Soul could understand Him. But Solovieff's
    • polemics which in reality rest upon deep misunderstandings, because
    • ordinary conceptions are inadequate for an understanding of the dual
    • attributes. We must first of all understand the two natures of Christ
    • grasped this duality, we have not understood the Christ in all His
    • fullness. Only that philosophical understanding can achieve this
    • existence of a divine and human nature which can only be understood
    • is understood by a philosophy which in a remarkable way anticipates
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    • understood to be the external manifestation of souls descending out
    • will understand the account Tacitus gives of the Goddess Nerthus
    • tendency he is particularly fitted to understand modern Spiritual
    • is best fitted to understand what I could only indicate briefly in
    • first he does not understand. But if he has heard of Karma, of how
    • nineteen hundred years ago can have little understanding of the
    • understood by the more highly developed souls on Earth.
    • who are able to understand that they must perceive the spirit in the
    • can again be understood. Now if a people experiences the new epoch
    • understand. We hope that those forces which the Archangel of the
    • having a proper understanding of the goal ahead. If, then, Spiritual
    • from a true understanding of this Being whom we look for in the very
    • on this understanding, then we shall not be motivated by any kind of
    • we understand the Christ Impulse in the right way we would never say:
    • stages of the Christ principle were only imperfectly understood. We
    • be conscious of it, to understand each other at the deepest levels of
    • spiritual knowledge and that we shall understand each other,
    • understanding on this subject, for then this somewhat dangerous theme
    • clear understanding of the essence of our Anthroposophical Movement,
    • could misunderstandings arise from what has been said. But if we have
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    • traced back, as the ancient Greek understood it, to Agamemnon,
    • out for us. Those who understand this will share the grateful feeling
    • understand that the spiritual thought which lives in their souls has
    • never occur to those of you who have understanding to want to cut
    • having shown understanding for what one day, in the drama of the
    • beings can only be understood when one takes into consideration both
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    • customs, if we want to understand the completely different habit of
    • fantastic, that is where all the dreaming and the superstition really
    • one great mass of superstition. What new life such profound and
    • about the age of twenty. And when we understand such teaching, then
    • coming of the Christ Being, who will become ever better understood by
    • humanity in a form which every human soul will understand, and will
    • fulfil in regard to it, will understand that the powers of the soul
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    • hear how the concept ‘nature’ as understood by modern man
    • perceive directly a spiritual event which he could not understand and
    • complete understanding of what is at work in the cosmos as wonders of
    • the world, an understanding of the fact that the spirit pours itself
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    • understand it. I have already referred to it in the book
    • only understand our own epoch if we are aware that these two currents
    • of them, we are not in a position to understand clearly the course of
    • that we shall come to understand more closely; they enabled Him to
    • — something which it is important for us to understand.
    • one has to understand that the stars are bodies which the gods have
    • important that these things should be understood. For only so is it
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    • understood once more as Spiritual Science prepares the ground for it.
    • to understand the whole world of the Greek gods.
    • has not yet understood how evolution comes about, what is its whole
    • understand the assurance with which the Greeks fashioned the pictures
    • Men would never have understood one another. But neither would they
    • have been able to understand their environment, the elements of the
    • Humanity will only become able to understand this tremendous truth in
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    • there no chemical, physical, biological laws as we understand them
    • we understand it, but the shaping forth of some group or other of
    • was reflected in the soul of the Greek when he tried to understand
    • into it ever more deeply. It is only someone who does not understand
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    • understand the figure of Dionysos and his connection with these
    • But we shall understand one another if we begin by asking how it is
    • understand thinking is about as clever as looking into a mirror to
    • would be at all understood. Experience indeed suggests the contrary.
    • philosophers, they do not understand a mortal word, because they just
    • put it today, and it can surely be understood, at all events by an.
    • we are examining is quite easy to understand.
    • able to understand in this way was felt by the ancient Greek, and
    • oneself understood. Today men try to confine everything within the
    • ‘You want to make yourself understood by that professor; he
    • the term, if he can't understand you, you must have
    • understand!’ Well, there is no need to dispute that our
    • possess an understanding for those things — and yet it may
    • die.’ This saying has to be rightly understood. It is an
    • period understood ideal beauty. We can in a way still idealise
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    • he does not understand. It has yet another effect upon him. It would
    • evolution if we want to understand why it is just when the human
    • and people will realise that it is impossible to understand man or
    • nevertheless understand that in the intervening periods between
    • as a kind of impurity of our own being. If we would understand the
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    • understand fully what is meant by ‘Wonders of the World,
    • come to understand the Mystery of Palestine.
    • astral element which he had around him. If we want to understand
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    • appeals to the understanding, one which we can call scientific. But
    • in these and other lectures you may well understand that the modern
    • through understanding, the soul which is ego-conscious, is at its
    • understood by those who discover them. The interpretation put upon
    • great stumbling-block to an understanding of Spiritual Science. The
    • understood, fully confirms the spiritual-scientific doctrine of
    • of speech and the understanding of its sounds does not lie in the
    • that this organ must be in order if a man is to understand the sounds
    • understood all such modern discoveries provide confirmation for
    • contexts named the Christ Impulse. We then learn to understand in its
    • understood that drama originated in the ancient Mysteries. Thus
    • flinching every inner ordeal, so that we should understand that even
  • Title: Lecture: The Mission of Raphael in the Light of Spiritual Science
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    • And if we would understand human evolution in the sense of Spiritual
    • is difficult to understand in the sense of Natural Science according
    • world and realize that we can only truly understand it when we rise above
    • earlier experiences, we understand why it is so illuminating and inwardly
    • In the attempt to understand
    • is revealed in the radiance of the Raphael life. Then we understand
    • the workings of human fantasy, we can understand the depths of inner
    • we can understand the significance of certain words of his which express
    • We can so well understand Hermann Grimm when he says that he wants hung
    • truly understand Raphael when we can sublimate and deepen in the sense
    • It will help us to understand our own relation to Raphael and the sense
    • really wished to say: “Men will always long to understand Raphael,
    • understand these words and also those with which he concludes his book:
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  • Title: Lecture: The National Epics With Especial Attention to the Kalevala
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    • at all understand the sense, and spirit, and meaning of it all unless
    • this way we shall not arrive at a true understanding of the ancient
    • in such a way as one can understand them if one does not speak the language
    • be more clearly worked out here, but we shall understand all the sagas
    • to me who only learnt to understand Kalevala long, long after these
    • concealed. Now mark, I understand nothing of Finnish, I can only speak from
  • Title: Four Seasons/Archangels: Lecture I: The Michael Imagination
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    • then do we really understand the cycle of the year.
    • permeated with iron. We can understand these things only if we
    • understand their inner spiritual significance on the one hand, and if
    • understood — we must celebrate that which lives
    • understand what is going on in the
    • understand these things, and to reflect on them with understanding,
    • shall understand how this impulse points symbolically to
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    • understanding of the course of the year. And art can really be
    • it. And here we come to something that to present-day understanding
    • we understand the depths of winter, how
    • we understand the cosmos in autumn, so as to represent all its
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    • concentrated Imagination of Cosmic Understanding.
    • embodied cosmic Understanding, this cosmic Intelligence, are woven in
    • understand this remarkable gaze, directed downwards, and we have the
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    • we are to arrive at an understanding of the whole place and situation
    • fundamentally it is not understood. Real poets and spiritually
    • then they are very little understood. So in the first part of
    • there rings out a wonderful saying which is scarcely at all understood,
    • Wie Himmelskräfte auf- und niedersteigen
    • stream again into man. In order to understand this, we must see how
    • understanding, unfortunately, for how things really are. For example,
    • what they ought to do. It calls upon them, if they understand it rightly,
    • understand the human
    • the human breathing system. And anyone who understands truly the
    • Wie Himmelskräfte auf- und niedersteigen
    • become healing forces. Anyone who understands nutrition correctly,
    • understands the first stage of healing. If he knows what salt should
    • Himmelskräfte auf- und niedersteigen
    • Wie Himmelskräfte auf- und niedersteigen
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    • which are essential to any real understanding of it. Let me
    • will realise that any real understanding of the Christ
    • profound thought in attempts to reach an understanding of
    • understanding. But is this, in fact, the case? Quite simple
    • even by theosophical conceptions towards an understanding of
    • to-day towards an understanding of Christ. This whole
    • that will help us to understand what will be said in these
    • if with an understanding of the nature of Christianity
    • culture, the impression we get is that they did not understand
    • understood nothing of its real nature; it was opposed by a
    • understanding nothing of its real nature. And yet ... men bore
    • Impulse who themselves do not really understand it? What power
    • poor understanding on the part of those who claim to hold fast
    • not understand the fruits of Christianity. Those who see more
    • merely the surface of spiritual life will understand something
    • in order to understand these things correctly we must be able
    • entirely unprejudiced eyes. Anyone who understands the
    • an impulse in someone who lacks any deep understanding of
    • — he may end by understanding no more of Darwinism than
    • understanding of Darwinism and of Christianity and must have
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  • Title: Fifth Gospel (1950): Lecture II
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    • understanding for everything that is human on the earth.
    • that everyone present could understand them. It was felt that
    • within them a new understanding of what had, it is true, come
    • dawned in their souls an understanding of what had actually
    • because for a full understanding of this event the quickening
    • own and yet to come, they will find more understanding than is
    • because it has no understanding of the sovereign power of the
    • day, perhaps, people will understand — in the scientific
    • Teacher, but that they had not been mature enough to understand
    • to understand with their ordinary minds what this Being
    • understand because He transported them into quite a
    • better understand what I mean by “overcoming
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    • understand Christianity we must apply to the Christ Being
    • the case of a human being. And we understand the life of Christ
    • existence. The Mystery of Golgotha itself is to be understood
    • is to be understood as the earthly birth of the Christ. His
    • dear friends, to understand this in its true meaning and
    • understanding of these extraordinary events in Palestine which
    • evolution of humanity, think of how it has been misunderstood!
    • are drawn to Christ, even when they understand nothing about
    • understand the real significance of the Christ Impulse in the
    • sense in which it must be understood in times to come. Men of
    • the future will need such understanding if they are to make
  • Title: Fifth Gospel (1950): Lecture IV
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    • them. In this way he learnt to understand the souls of the
    • easy to understand, these things have not found their way into
    • understand the deep and overwhelming experiences which came to
    • understanding with the Essenes was not as easy as it had been
  • Title: Fifth Gospel (1950): Lecture V
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    • intimate understanding between Jesus and this mother, a far
    • closer understanding than prevailed between him and the
    • have understood them but they, on their side, did not quite
    • profound understanding of human life, deep and sensitive
    • profound and intimate understanding of his mood of soul, of his
    • again. To those who understood him, Hillel seemed as one who
    • love. Therefore deep understanding of what he was saying welled
    • no human beings would understand. To-day it would all be
    • it would neither be heard nor understood. Men have ceased to be
    • understanding the proclamation of the Spirit, has yet to grow.
    • cults, there come these clever people who do not understand
  • Title: Lecture: The (Four) Great Virtues
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    • science has shown us the way to understand in a much higher sense
    • understanding for our existence, and a sounder and more comprehensive
    • understanding of what virtue and morality are.
    • this wisdom is to be understood in a rather deeper sense, more
    • understanding and forgiveness; if we make the effort of wishing to
    • understand. If we have the character that from birth some things
    • for if one learns from the world, and grows in understanding for the
    • understood by more or less perfect organs. Take on the one hand our
    • well. Through understanding wisdom and justice in the sense that I
    • are lost. We would understand them best if we took them up again in
    • introduce them into life through the limitation of our understanding.
    • also in what can be perceived by the understanding which is bound to
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    • scientific law, understand thinking as a manifestation of
    • at least as understood today, cannot reach — is
    • conceptually. In order that we may be able to understand
    • introduce, simply as aids to understanding, descriptions of
    • that we shall understand each other about present-day ways of
    • now understood.
    • order to understand what was really happening here, we must
    • seek to understand with the aid of purified thinking. And there
    • of extension of natural knowledge. If we understand ourselves
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    • recent years, however, psychology has, understandably and
    • renounce all claim to understand the fate of the human soul
    • understandable that ordinary consciousness cannot reach the
    • ordinary life, as beings who recognize, understand and
    • “outside world,” we come to understand the law of
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    • quantitative understanding: only vital thought can connect up
    • really understand what was being expressed even in Plato, still
    • understood if it is also apprehended with an artistic
    • understanding.
    • Only then do we understand how deep in man lie the springs of
    • But it is an echo which requires to be understood — and
    • which we cannot easily understand simply from the standpoint of
    • in Western civilization. We do truly understand it, however, if
    • understand the West only indirectly, via a spiritual
    • movement; they have no direct understanding of the West,
    • him a longing that can only be understood historically: the
    • now be sought, and what alone can provide an understanding
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    • the Oriental established, with an inner understanding of much
    • foster understanding between men.
    • concepts! We need them, if we are to reach understanding.
    • really need to understand.
    • were his own, and in this way understands its mode of being.
    • constructive ones, we must understand the significance of
    • of sharply delineated concepts and thus understand what
    • to reach an understanding of these two diametrically opposed
    • currents meet. We are called upon today to understand this
    • sought to represent, in order to show where understanding is
    • understanding with any view that may exist on earth,
    • Central and Western men, we come to understand that, although
    • we do understand this, it is a summons to have the courage to
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    • strikes us as poetic, and yet to anyone who understands,
    • understood this aspect of man, people will no longer accuse us
    • Similarly, when we understand our organism aright, we find that
    • shall we able to think our way into the cosmos and understand
    • shall we understand how we can win through to a cosmology of
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    • which we could understand social life and shape social forces.
    • the world, we can understand this mistakenness well enough. A
    • understanding this most modern development, man thus
    • another point. We must clearly understand that the function
    • understanding of social needs, to find our way out of
    • understandably is shaped by adults, is permeated by the
    • child should only take in what it already understands. In this
    • he “already understands.” The child certainly
    • understands more than many people believe: not through
    • the time, we did not understand it in an intellectual
    • have become more mature. Only now do we understand it and bring
    • indicated quite naively in his soul, his understanding and
    • often fail to understand us as teachers: it springs from their
    • could be understood by the young in a quite different manner
    • and youth. It can be understood by those who comprehend our age
    • the adult's capacity to reach complete understanding with
    • itself the powers by which we can reach an understanding with
    • we really understand other people and see across the gulfs of
    • large proletarian masses can best understand: with a certain
    • achieves by understanding nature can also see how he has
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    • beings who must reach an understanding as men if they wish to
    • establish a relationship with one another. Understanding
    • about understanding and attempts at understanding within
    • understanding when, by the quite different modern path into
    • may say: The subsequent belief, or rather superstition, that to
    • that we cannot understand at all if we are not in a position to
    • understand social configurations, we must discuss the spiritual
    • that Socialism, as it is popularly understood, need not be
    • together in space, and call for our understanding today, for
    • intended to indicate that, in order to understand these
    • structures, we must enter with real understanding upon the
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    • historical forces, and to understand these we have to go back a
    • yet little understanding of this human individuality. Attention
    • philology, but with an understanding of Oriental spiritual life
    • shall be able to understand the precise significance of the
    • when we comprehend this can we gain an understanding of the
    • understand something of what has repeatedly, and rightly, been
    • ailments. The teacher, I concluded, must certainly understand
    • understand these forces thoroughly and can follow out their
    • community. Only by achieving a true understanding between
    • however, is a new understanding of what human fellowship in
    • position — and this is understandable. It is not my aim
    • egotism. My aim is to understand something for which there is
    • to reach an understanding about the particular social
    • understanding with the East.
    • soul, prove capable of choosing a time when understanding shall
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    • What we need today is not so much a way of understanding the
    • masses, as a way of being understood by them; of going
    • resistance on the part of a worker to understanding, when
    • operative. I was even able to evoke some understanding of why
    • simply to observe that even this point was understood. It was
    • can't really understand what you say, because so much of it
    • “superstition.” Superstition, which signifies the
    • superstition; yet there still persist in us,
    • inadequately understood, because fundamentally it is
    • something new. But, when it is understood, it can show
    • constitutes a modern superstition. Admittedly, it is not yet
    • superstition, so to some extent the masses today — as it
    • kind of superstition the ideas and concepts and notions that we
    • understanding of it. But we achieve this understanding only
    • superstition formerly interposed ghosts in front of external
    • matter of cognitive fact, is little understood nowadays,
    • an article of mine in it, but couldn't quite understand what
    • will understand it. We shall, it is true, first have to
    • understanding. And then, from this social understanding, with
    • people understanding one another, we can go forward to other
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    • point of view, was the profound misunderstanding it met
    • however, we now attempt to reach a clear understanding of
    • matter. We can only understand the human organism by
    • by a right understanding of man, they would also be able to
    • properly understood, leads us to conceive the problem of
    • community may reach an understanding and say to one
    • relationship in which, through mutual understanding, they
    • politic, can only derive from an understanding between men.
    • On the question of labour, men must reach an understanding in a
    • some degree of independence. To understand this independence,
    • equality and fraternity can be understood in a vital way only
    • understand that the unified organism can come into being only
    • shall we understand the social problem aright. We shall then be
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    • more comprehensive understanding of the process of the human soul into
    • from their point of view — and all understanding for these things,
    • recognised to-day, because people can no longer understand what they
    • is not recognized today, because people can no longer understand what
    • One can thoroughly understand
    • he understands anthroposophy with especial depth, yet reveals certain
    • understood them.
    • which can really only reach its goal, when it is understood as an acceptance
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    • comprehensive understanding of the processes of the human soul in
    • when all understanding for these things and for the finer connections
    • can no longer understand what they read of pythic and prophetic
    • One can thoroughly understand that just
    • understands anthroposophy with especial depth, yet reveals certain
    • have really understood them.
    • only reach its goal when it is understood as acceptance of life, as
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    • all, it unites certain ideas which can only be understood when
    • one does not come to understand this life of Birth in the
    • back at the standpoint of St. Augustine, how we can understand
    • his life, was to understand the intervention of the Mystery of
    • really understand the life which flows from the Mystery of
    • Golgotha; which means that one could never come to understand
    • directions?” I beg you not to misunderstand what I am
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    • We must study and understand why the souls of the great masses
    • who understands the case is qualified to judge it. The only one
    • one who understands something of the laws of the soul is able
    • of reincarnation. First, it renders understandable for us
    • That picture should not be misunderstood. The soul that 1800
    • Then one will understand that only one thing will again
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    • that loving human understanding which is necessary for human
    • understanding of the world. The Greek wished to live in the
    • of the human race to an understanding of this Mystery of
    • like them. We see here, without yet being able to understand it
    • many a church building whose pillars we no longer understand
    • not be understood — which, judged by the inner
    • consecration in an understanding of the Greek spirit, of the
    • actually only shame what they do not understand, as many a
    • of a new world- outlook. Whoever wishes to understand rightly
    • three years ago, must understand it by a living understanding
    • understand how this, no more than a beginning, flows from a
    • tolerate anything new cannot understand — and naturally
    • opportunity there was of understanding our movement, how
    • understanding for the movement, these died perforce on the
    • to that impulse, to win understanding for the contribution of
    • world. May this eventually meet with understanding. We
    • yearnings which do not understand themselves because they do
    • restrains them from an understanding of spiritual science.
    • this point of view, I have sought to understand the history of
    • age. But he understands from history that he lives in a time
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    • The elder man was unable to understand this objection
    • external sense, and furnished by a limited understanding from
    • in 1792. It is difficult to rise to an understanding of Fichte's
    • difficult to reach with the understanding. He tries to create a
    • that though they do not understand each other, they find something
    • Goethe had no understanding of the emotion expressed in this
    • understanding which we must call a modern understanding. He
    • then we shall understand why Goethe stands so close to us and why
    • work; and after that we shall understand each other better in what
    • remarkable state. He can see, but cannot understand what he sees.
    • understand what Goethe set out to do in this story.
    • Schiller had some difficulty in understanding Goethe, we must
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    • and if we are to understand each other in what I have to say it will
    • We shall understand each other most easily if we proceed from
    • and by this one understands so frequently is meant only the
    • question, if we want to understand the world, of what kind of
    • what we have to say in order to understand someone who, like Goethe,
    • and space dimension. Everyone can understand that 3 x 3 = 9, and it
    • to understand why Goethe makes the Youth proceed in his effort to
    • We understand Goethe's presentation of such a scene if we
    • stands there, and when we see him, we find only that we understand
    • understanding human soul-power, which does not penetrate into high
    • had taken over the old doctrines credulously, but had misunderstood
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    • will be understood in quite another way from what it is to-day,
    • when people will understand what Goethe wished to say when he said
    • Faust has been so little understood. People merely saw symbols and
    • these different writers no longer really understood the
    • studied by men and into which the reasoning of the understanding
    • and thus read by minds understanding nothing of it and who merely
    • manner, was understood merely according to the words appearing in
    • understanding and reason has not been purified, who are unable to
    • and not attempt to understand him with sharper outlines. As he
    • understand him, and the general popular striving of the time
    • may be satisfied. But anyone understanding life and the way in
    • At that time Goethe did not understand the deep meaning of
    • Goethe understood in a marvellous way how to compress into a few
    • first part of ‘Faust.’ Man can understand nothing
    • the outer senses, and through the human understanding, with its
    • to these qualities of the ordinary understanding, was the same to
    • that appealed merely to the understanding is represented in a
    • understanding. He stands there with the keys — this knowledge
    • nature herself’ and understood by the Greeks, the divine will
    • understanding why, remains in the soul and works on further, as it
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    • sentence is clearly expressed that the man who understands Faust
    • understand rightly, you know that it can derive only from a
    • Would that those people who think that they can understand
    • physical world. What men call their understanding, by which they
    • understand what springs from the union of the raised spirit
    • with his understanding, for being limited to a physical brain, he
    • experiences something in which the man who understands these things
    • than clearly enough for those who refuse to understand, what
    • What man attains through spiritual understanding, through
    • sense observation or abstract understanding, but of knowledge
    • for a long time yet be far from an understanding of Goethe's
    • understanding the final words of Faust to mean by
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    • comprehensible as we try to understand its origin in the
    • perception of some ten years ago. Now try and understand
    • ancient East is indeed only rightly understood when we see it
    • understanding of the evolution of humanity on the Earth by
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    • comprehending and understanding the thing. Read my book
    • heaven and understand by that their own land, the Nature that
    • you must understand, this condition would have been unbearable
    • this, understood as giving form to the social life of humanity,
    • understanding of the transitions that lead over from Asia to
    • evolution of man, and without understanding them we can really
    • arrive at no understanding of the evolution we are passing
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    • acquire an understanding for the radical change in man's life
    • grasped, we shall not understand the course of events in the
    • Now this was not easily understood by the personality who bears
    • possessed. He was met with understanding. A test was imposed
    • divine image; they beheld and understood how formerly
    • When one understands the underlying depths in the souls
    • understand, as I explained in Stuttgart, all that was working
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    • order now fully to understand the course of Earth evolution in
    • we may the better understand what came later. We shall naturally
    • understanding of the subject we are treating.
    • understand aright what was in his own being. ‘Within thee is
    • Ephesus men had a profound understanding of this for they
    • understood it in and through the human being.
    • who understood what this meant. Men of the present day build up
    • still akin to the old understanding of all that had come to
    • where there was still an understanding for such truths. Thence
    • Alexander learned from Aristotle to understand how the earthy,
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    • more recent times when we understand and appreciate the
    • extraordinary importance for the understanding of the whole
    • will readily understand how that which in the East had been
    • is not really possible to understand the spiritual evolution of
    • name of Christianity, and so on. And we only understand the
    • look back with full understanding. But we cannot look back to
    • can look South with the ordinary prosaic understanding, but not
  • Title: World History: Lecture VI: Mysteries of the Ancient Near East Enter Europe
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    • importance for the understanding of the history of the
    • defined. We shall do wrong to imagine that we can understand
    • understood by very few in its full significance. It is there,
    • not receive it as men who understood the Mysteries, otherwise
    • brought it about that a true understanding of Nature was
    • in the 19th century, when men could no longer understand
    • understanding proceed from the whole human being. The teacher is the
    • forth and shows itself as human understanding. The gymnast is
    • understanding.
    • From this point of view, we may gain a true understanding of
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    • be understood by seeing in it a connected system of forces; and
    • similarly, if we would understand the nature and being of man,
    • true understanding of man when we bring together in one the
    • understanding her inner impulses and her connection with the
    • tell you these things that you may understand how necessary it
    • understand them when you know that in them are working together
    • attainable when we are once again in a position to understand
    • understanding of health and disease, and if the knowledge of
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    • understanding and feeling for them, they spoke of them somewhat
    • and who understand us in the sacrifice.’
    • understanding of the Mystery of Golgotha. We have to see
    • daring, and in spite of the misunderstandings of Gods and
    • human being we are understood. The burning of Ephesus marks the
    • looked upon this Goetheanum with feeling and understanding
    • their way, a way that is no longer fully understood by mankind
    • let us understand and know how to keep the promise we have made.
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    • primitive in respect of understanding and conceptions of the
    • the future with no understanding, no possibility of applying
    • able to contemplate the earthly world and also to understand it
    • anthroposophical life. That is what I certainly understood to
    • what our friends have understood in their hearts and that the
    • and hearts you can certainly hear and understand.
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    • done in it. It is said that the most frightful superstitions
    • should lead to the misunderstanding that it was meant for the
    • to be rightly understood. We must understand that for the
    • one must understand that this ego of our earth-life is bound up
    • thought and then to soul-silence, will understand that it must
    • element of nature, but we understand nature by means of it. We
    • the lifeless through mathematics, we come to an understanding
    • it with complete anthroposophical understanding.
    • about what goes on in Dornach do not try to understand what
    • kind of knowledge, which can actually be understood by anyone
    • with sound human intelligence, just as anyone can understand a
    • described can be understood by anyone with good common
    • must be a spiritual researcher; to understand Anthroposophy one
    • rather than artistic when something is to be understood —
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    • understand many things in the development of man. Above all one
    • understands why, before the Mystery of Golgotha, those human beings
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    • the Mystery of Golgotha, that we should now understand that
    • in Goethe's “Faust” with understanding, The
    • the newspapers. As a rule they understand the minimum of what
    • certainly not understand anything and had better stay
    • understanding for that. Hence one sees that in all spheres
    • man's living world of truth. Then we shall understand. that
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    • character. This results as a self-understood tendency from
    • science, can indeed be understood. It cannot be emphasised
    • often enough that one need not be a clairvoyant to understand
    • clairvoyant. UNDERSTANDING of spiritual science must
    • easily understand if we have entered but a little into the
    • those whom the gravity of understanding hinders from
    • from above, the forces of understanding, of knowledge have
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    • this all that will enable you to understand the freedom of
    • understand unless we know that what has just been said was an
    • hypocritical. Let it be clearly understood, that our moral
    • a way that we cannot now be misunderstood if we say that the
    • able to transpose ourselves with understanding into beings
    • and approach them with understanding. Right interest, right
    • understanding, calls forth from the soul the right moral
    • understand that it has been given us so as to enable us to
    • think the evolution of the gods. If we understand this
    • thought and feeling. Anthroposophists must understand how
    • understanding is far removed from perceiving what is right in
    • in the understanding of the day. I ask what does a man feel
    • good faith. People will learn to understand more and more,
    • sympathy. But to approach another with understanding is not
    • refuse to be sympathized with; but the attempt to understand
    • understanding which can guide us with respect to this second
    • described as human love accompanied by human understanding.
    • in one who rightly understands the Christ-impulse, this
    • anthroposophical understanding of the Christ-impulse that it
    • anthroposophically understood. We do this when with
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    • themselves capable of understanding culture, art, and poetry.
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    • been said, is to lead the way to an understanding of the karma
    • the scientific sphere, this superstition has been sharply
    • understand a man who creates out of the elemental forces of the
    • world — indeed, we never learn really to understand any man —
    • you have then arrived at an understanding of the peculiar
    • the matter, but rather with an understanding of it. Goethe
    • understood completely by one who knows the surprise experienced
    • order to understand the world. But how much is alive, even in
    • necessary for an understanding of the world! This wisdom must
    • life? To further understand the life of a man, we must first
    • understand what such an event means to his life. I know how
    • philosophers really do not understand, that can be developed,
    • something that is scarcely understood at all at present; how he
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    • adapt what we say to what can be understood by others.
    • understanding, and it corresponds exactly with the spiritual
    • awake. If we wish to understand the entire human being, this is
    • psychic with the physical in man if we wish to understand
    • learn to understand him when we fail to permit these complex
    • understanding for what really happens here is acquired only
    • more objective understanding, how much intellect, is actually
    • this had depended upon a real understanding of number as
    • only when one thinks of objective wisdom and understanding as
    • then fully understand what it means for a person to be fitted
    • spiritual environment. Here you arrive at an understanding of
    • different understanding of what Goethe, even in youth,
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    • the fifth post-Atlantean period, you will understand how
    • anyone who wishes to educate children will have to understand
    • then will depend altogether upon an understanding of the
    • be said that we must first begin to understand the meaning of
    • also understand that this meaning is not clarified until we
    • narrowly educated schoolmasters, understand the
    • of men. All of human life will deteriorate unless understanding
    • will most clearly understand what I mean if you consider it in
    • human ties; people would become less able to understand one
    • understand it, but they do not understand such foolishness in
    • human beings when they understand how to observe the signs of
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    • understand that our age has to be educated to a stronger grasp
    • say, then, that for a proper understanding of things some
    • and if the person comes to understand the matter, then things
    • discovered and the person can come to an understanding of it
    • take this into consideration, you will understand that from the
    • longer in dispute, but because people who cannot understand
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    • understanding. We have all grown up, in a sense, in the
    • misunderstandings arise. A certain observation may frequently
    • accomplished something important. We must understand how he
    • be clearly understood that I did not want to emphasize that
    • what to say. We must understand clearly that everything has at
    • understanding of the personality concerned. When someone forms
    • everywhere. We do not come to understand this period when we
    • no meaning whatever. Now, beginnings toward some understanding
    • the circumference. You understand: 3.14159 ... carrying many
    • see he understands the various endeavors today to enter the
    • consecutive events of life, you will understand nothing
    • understand life at all because what is needed is to view the
    • very fact because we must understand quite clearly that what
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    • understanding of the position of the individual human being in
    • Jupiter, Venus, and Vulcan. What may be called an understanding
    • can be understood when we grasp the content of my little book,
    • life, we cannot possibly develop the understanding that is
    • understanding since they were guided by divine spiritual
    • must have understanding.
    • — to ascend to an understanding of repeated earthly lives and
    • consideration. It will readily be understood, therefore, that
    • number of individuals might come to understand a little of the
    • branding them as medieval superstitions. These are often the
    • medieval superstition, a traditional mysticism, and so forth.
    • the flattening out of the understanding through a scientific
    • constricted understanding and energy of life to which Mill
    • refers; rather, they must have the sustaining understanding and
    • medieval superstition, he can work in the dark and achieve the
    • people should understand what the interrelationships are,
    • this as medieval superstition so that they may keep people in
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    • more readily understandable from the following. He had a
    • of understanding them. Since it is known to anybody who can
    • strikes him if this was not done by religious and superstitious
    • suddenly I understood the significance of the mood that had
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    • Christian foundation, but without understanding it correctly,
    • without understanding, that his own foundation is that of
    • is absolutely no understanding of what the spiritual needs of
    • we must understand that, from many points of view, the answer
    • the necessary will to understand much, as is frequently the
    • little understand. Later, it is reported that he has been
    • now understand that they could not be disclosed or misused. It
    • can understand, therefore, that it was not only a criminal act
    • understand a little better how the Christ can be found in the
    • superstition, and it is most widespread. Superstition is the
    • is negative superstition. Humanity abandons itself completely
    • to this negative superstition without really knowing it because
    • negative superstition. Positive superstition consists in seeing
    • spirits where there are none; negative superstition consists in
    • you yourselves must first understand the interpretation of this
    • the cosmos. Obviously, anyone who understands spiritual science
    • understand the Christ principle, if humanity finds the way to
    • understanding of the spiritual world, which in turn can prepare
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    • we seek to understand in a more profound sense what the Christ
    • relationships. Only our shortness of vision — understandable
    • understand fully what I have just expressed, you must not allow
    • your feelings. It is necessary to understand clearly that in
    • meet us, something not to be understood by earthly human means.
    • Mystery of Golgotha if we wish to understand this matter
    • understand the reasons from many suggestions I have given here,
    • we belong to the earth. The deeper understanding of the Christ
    • remains here has an understanding for what extends above the
    • through the fact that both confess Christ, that they understand
    • brings death. Only through such an understanding of the Christ
    • again: In Christo morimur — only then do we understand
    • superstition to suppose that they are not. How do we drive them
    • itself in maya, the great deception. Only a clear understanding
    • this important realization: Whoever wants to understand
    • process spiritual science, as we understand it, wants to make a
    • human beings would only understand the Christ in the way I have
    • so understand the Christ as the matter has been explained today
    • If all people would come to understand how to conceive the
    • within a religious denomination, we will not be understood
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    • anyone wish to understand the age in which he is actually living,
    • forces, working into the present time. And to understand what
    • superstition to think as the modern physicist
    • something that is becoming. And should we want to understand
    • superstition, he takes on trust everything upheld in the
    • matter and of force is pure superstition, and is something by
    • great cosmic event that must be understood. Before the
    • necessary to understand. In the Christ we have to see the
    • mystery of Christ becoming Jesus, can be understood only when
    • the understanding of threefold man. Tomorrow and the day
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    • for the understanding of man's being as it must be grasped
    • must bestir ourselves to get a clearer understanding of man's
    • being. For it is out of the understanding bound up with
    • are to understand the important things now to be described,
    • understanding a matter of this kind.
    • otherwise we cannot arrive at an exact understanding. I
    • Every ego can see that of another man, you can understand the
    • still understood as the connection of man with the cosmos,
    • those of Philostratus. Therefore you can understand when now
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    • absolutely nothing strange or difficult to understand when
    • I was describing as the normal aura, if you understand what I
    • being able to understand that extremities man is a recent
    • form concepts by which all this can be understood. Whereas
    • it! And you will therefore understand why to a certain extent
    • for te understanding of spiritual man. These elements will
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    • working classes of the day, — finding no understanding
    • general theories, if one wants to understand actual life in
    • understanding of actual life, and therefore will be the only science
    • from understanding of requirements, then a kind of
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    • understanding of the threefold idea, as an active
    • of people who really understand this Threefold idea,
    • there is no getting on. This understanding applies
    • understanding. And the actual questions of economic life too
    • short, we met with some understanding amongst the particular
    • understanding completely dried up. The people gradually left
    • understand to-day, it simply means that he has no feeling for
    • talks in this way has absolutely no understanding of what is
    • there has not been the faintest sign of understanding for the
    • working classes to a really understanding conception of life.
    • should have met us with so much understanding as to say:
    • with this much understanding, planted themselves down across
    • understanding was to be met with on that side. And under
    • difficult to understand!” — When anybody says
    • think everything un-understandable which comes from the real
    • to suit the kind of understanding which passes current with
    • that all mutual understanding has been lost between the broad
    • the feeling: It is a far worse superstition, than the kind of
    • superstition which sees a hobgoblin or a fairy in every bush
    • under what forms of superstition they are living as a matter
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    • be dealt with in order to be felt and understood absolutely
    • not to confuse it with all sorts of superstitious notions. It
    • different person. Many misunderstandings arise in the outside
    • being understandable. For the human being is not as simple as
    • all that, and cannot simply be understood on the basis of this
    • properly understood and recognized, because people do not see
    • misunderstandings, the slanders that oppose the truth,
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    • intellect, the understanding, that belongs to the individual
    • which a higher kind of understanding becomes particularly
    • based solely on the understanding and intellect. He gives many
    • misunderstood I would point out that I am anything but an
    • in what is needed in order to have some understanding of it,
    • are we to understand this? There is, after all, an enormous
    • science of soul into history. He wants to understand the
    • judgment that are used to observe and understand the phenomena
    • what our understanding, our ordinary consciousness can grasp,
    • by means of the understanding that is confined to our ordinary
    • to understand social, historical and moral life that something
    • understanding still operates in an instinctive way. In the
    • when we recognize that a whole age can be understood only
    • understanding, this rational soul, began to operate in more or
    • understanding molded Greek history, Roman history, Roman law,
    • light of this instinctive kind of understanding. And we can
    • imperative to acquire a deeper understanding for what is
    • happening all over the earth. And also a deeper understanding
    • that can be understood only when we can call forth something
    • 14th, 15th century instinctive willing and understanding
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    • this essence can be comprehended by an understanding limited by
    • understanding any investigation of the super-sensible
    • Science can we understand how these exercises are fashioned
    • gain no understanding of them, they can naturally appear only
    • person within him, we would frequently be understood to mean
    • — Although this is more difficult to understand, I would
    • come to understand why it appears like this in the form of
    • ghost as imagined by trivial and superstitious kinds of
    • of the soul. And it is quite understandable that having
    • scientist of spirit completely understands when those who
    • completely understands when such people must believe for
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    • understanding of the simplest human heart, and the practical
    • misunderstanding. If a man becomes subject to
    • Nothing superstitious or traditional is meant by this, but
    • being with his sound human understanding remains side by side
    • processes. We understand the connection of the universe
    • quite another way, when he is understood in his relationship to
    • processes of inflammation for example, can be understood in
    • a process of rampant growth, through understanding the
    • the contrary, Anthroposophy, when it is rightly understood must
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    • to understand even the most complicated process, which
    • recognized by anyone who has some understanding of the subject.
    • understandably so, in view of the condition of the times. Just
    • understand man through having seen how he arose out of the
    • are we to understand this? I would have to speak for hours if I
    • the details necessary to understand more completely what I am
    • with its normal, healthy understanding, but it has to be much
    • that is not much understood today, even by the best, but it
    • scientist had to have, he understood nothing about how science
    • possibly understand anything about their learning and
    • could be understood, not as a choice of mutually exclusive
    • superstition is like a childhood disease, a scientific
    • understood, is bound to confirm the discoveries of more and
    • contradiction between it and Christianity, properly understood.
    • evolution properly understood, as long as it does not set out
    • realize that whereas wrongly understood science has driven away
    • better understood and that above all there were more
    • willingness to understand the matter, that one would not
    • the scientist does not perhaps wish to be understood, but at
    • how he must be understood on the basis of his attitude
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    • develop a true artistic understanding and rendering of
    • understanding of the art of recitation as it existed in
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    • Soziales Verständnis aus Geisteswissenschaftlicher Erkenntnis.
    • what are usually understood as the connections of nature are
    • of the mineral kingdom; at most understanding something of
    • the middle of the 15th century when the direct understanding
    • who can read with understanding these speeches of Tagore
    • Asiatic, even if he tries to understand it, something which
    • only be dominated with the intellect, with the understanding.
    • not only to honour each other, but to understand each other.
    • which can be just as well understood through art as through
    • understand what underlies the statement that we must learn
    • not notice that one must gain an understanding of the age
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    • understand that what is finally to become of our Earth is not
    • fill us more and more with understanding; for our
    • with intellect and understanding, to scrape together
    • understanding into them. A nebulous mysticism and
    • super-intellectuality and understanding will turn it into
    • understanding and pedantry; which judge everything in such a
    • That which the decadent Oriental understands today by Nirvana
    • intellectual understanding, such as threatens to happen for
    • it with sufficient understanding. If they did, they would see
    • and so on. We only understand man aright when we know how to
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    • to advance even in social matters if the understanding for
    • only those have a real understanding of modern requirements
    • or should be able to understand it, then this is something
    • understood by those present Had I spoken in the way that
    • deal for present-day people to understand in that respect.
    • particular importance, my dear friends, to understand this
    • understood between the being; of Anthroposophy and social
    • into this present materialism. For if we do not understand
    • of the present day will have to begin to understand that in
    • spiritual beings above man cannot be understood. They have
    • have made possible a basic understanding of a new social
    • may understand them but pedagogics are decreed by law. As
    • to follow the actual words. Try to understand this way of
    • been said. If you help towards right understanding of what is
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    • progress in matters social, if understanding of the facts in
    • understanding for the needs and demands of the present time,
    • understand and grasp it. It is an understanding which comes
    • Company, was understood by those who were present. If
    • Anthroposophy with social life will not be understood. To-day
    • spiritual — he cannot understand that which must work
    • make men into Atheists, cannot understand that these
    • has maintained for many years to found an understanding of a
    • grasped and understood, but they are set forth in laws
    • because only so is it possible to understand them completely
    • the spirit. Try to understand the teaching in this way and
    • and you will find that this is so; if you try to understand
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    • him”. But a man who knows how to understand inner
    • remarked that men do not wish to understand spiritual science
    • authority. Everyone can understand it by means of an ordinary
    • healthy human intelligence But How? It could be understood by
    • impossibility to understand spiritual science without
    • understanding — and to substitute for the present system
    • to human understanding. And then men will not be so obstinate
    • understand what is meant when it is said that man is within a
    • understand how a world consciousness can grow out of
    • problem which must be understood in the light of the very
    • again come to a point where they can understand life in its
    • But men will first understand the wor1d in a concrete sense
    • which can be understood only when this cosmic or universal
    • age; they do not understand that children of to-day do the
    • were quite understandable — was the following, which
    • culture. Anyone who understands such matters,will see that
    • understand the special characteristics of the particular
    • you an example of the understanding which persons of
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    • understand this let us consider the world as it lies before
    • universe. It enables him to understand the words of Christ:
    • he can unfold an admirable understanding of dead Nature. But
    • understanding of matter. What does science really know about
    • shall never understand the essential nature of the heart we
    • burning necessity, the urge to understand the connection of
    • them. We can also understand the nature of these two extremes
    • understand ideas such as that of the Temple represented in
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    • certainly out of a profound understanding of the world in
    • by one's own understanding and reason — when there is a
    • into life what for a certain understanding is unreal, that,
    • far wider application. I may say that the understanding of
    • overrun by a higher life, by the life of the understanding,
    • feeling that in this work of art we come to an understanding
    • however, that this is the way to understand how in one
    • kind — we understand the recently-deceased Gustave Klimt,
    • understood only by those who have had the same kind of
    • understanding. He was able artistically to perceive that the
    • arouse understanding of art, appreciation of art, and that a
    • wide understanding of the world, words with which I began
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    • to understand the real nature of the connection between
    • easy to understand that this should be mistaken for what we
    • point is to understand what is meant by genuine seership.
    • super-sensible knowledge, as we understand it, will have
    • painting, and so on. But in order to understand the nature of
    • we should understand that he is colouring what he is
    • that is grossly misunderstood nowadays because materialism
    • vibration. Through the blanching he understands what the man
    • understanding between human beings and in science. What the
    • of speech, as a means of everyday mutual understanding and
    • sound, etc., is, if rightly understood, art. Speech, as the
    • as the means of everyday mutual understanding is really a
    • merely an instrument of understanding between human beings.
    • difficult to understand a seer. He has to unfold (in a
    • all, it must be understood that what goes by the name of
    • although it is well to study and understand the aims of
    • are different. Those who understand such matters know that it
    • understandable that the artist should feel uneasy about the
    • knowledge which would have vision enough to understand art in
    • by ‘seership’ is sometimes misunderstood because
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    • certain other thoughts in order to understand these matters more fully.
    • essential in order to be able to speak, to understand what is spoken,
    • us here to understand something which it is most essential to bear in
    • In our efforts to understand the outer world it is possible for us to
    • extent, but as human beings begin to understand the sense in which Christ
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    • this all that will enable you to understand the freedom of
    • understand unless we know that what has just been said was an
    • hypocritical. Let it be clearly understood, that our moral
    • a way that we cannot now be misunderstood if we say that the
    • able to transpose ourselves with understanding into beings
    • and approach them with understanding. Right interest, right
    • understanding, calls forth from the soul the right moral
    • understand that it has been given us so as to enable us to
    • think the evolution of the gods. If we understand this
    • thought and feeling. Anthroposophists must understand how
    • understanding is far removed from perceiving what is right in
    • in the understanding of the day. I ask what does a man feel
    • good faith. People will learn to understand more and more,
    • sympathy. But to approach another with understanding is not
    • refuse to be sympathized with; but the attempt to understand
    • understanding which can guide us with respect to this second
    • described as human love accompanied by human understanding.
    • in one who rightly understands the Christ-impulse, this
    • anthroposophical understanding of the Christ-impulse that it
    • anthroposophically understood. We do this when with
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    • Das Sonnenmysterium und das Mysterium von Tod und Auferstehung.
    • Das Sonnenmysterium und das Mysterium von Tod und Auferstehung.
    • they did not understand and which were something absolutely
    • traditional religion. You should understand that the beings of
    • Therefore an inward understanding of death and birth
    • death to enter gradually into the understanding of mankind, the
    • And St. Paul's experience of Damascus is understood by Paul
    • understanding of death in a human way. It would only be of use
    • in yourselves the understanding that the earth has acquired
    • understanding to the point where it can grasp the fact that
    • wish to understand them, any more than we can wish to live in
    • which remind those who understand and recognize them of
    • lodges and occult societies do not understand what lives in
    • understanding of the Mystery of Golgotha. Then we shall again
    • learn to understand that the most significant teachings have
    • this Mystery. We shall gain a new understanding of the words of
    • understanding of the resurrected Christ, upon the union of the
    • foundation of Christianity. We would misunderstand
    • enables us to understand it.
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    • namely, the possibility of understanding and penetrating the
    • more understandable. Today we shall proceed a little farther in this
    • take nothing from the earth. But if you wish to understand
    • in that world. We come to understand history only when we are
    • and are not able to understand his
    • understandable when you know that during this time the most
    • understand that science, otherwise so little understood, which
    • understood what depths of mystery the Holy
    • spiritual-scientific field we come to understand more and more
    • profounder understanding of Christianity through spiritual
    • of Christianity. We begin to understand what task, what
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    • attempt to be understood in my customary language. Secondly, I
    • that we understand by such means this different cognitive
    • to make myself understandable so that what I want to add as
    • we cannot understand our own words. Then, removed from the
    • understand quite well, because you have first to think as a
    • slightly different way. Because he will understand, yes, that
    • understanding. In the intellectual conceptions of today, people
    • science provides us with the opportunity not only to understand
  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture I: The Significance of Supersensible Knowledge Today
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    • only be fully understood when illumined from different sides.
    • to understand every religion and spiritual aspiration. Every
    • own foundation, seeks to understand all religions. It wishes
    • science aims to awaken understanding for the views of the
    • also become understandable. The true value of the ancient
    • longer understood. This tendency to accept and tolerate will
    • required now is complete mutual understanding, not just
    • take the attitude that, while they do not understand the
    • not understand Christianity, each one tolerates the other's
    • complete understanding is necessary. Human beings must be
    • understand. The truth should result in more than mere
    • with understanding into what the others feel and experience.
    • to complete understanding. The followers of particular faiths
    • encompass immortality. If we understand the human soul, then
    • understanding of the change in attitude that is taking place.
    • must be met with understanding and open minds. In our time
    • them. But everyone is required to understand the impulses of
    • acceptable and understandable to modern humans.
    • a spiritual understanding of the phenomenon of man, it will
    • understood the needs of their time. The exponents of
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    • change must come about in our modern understanding and
    • be properly understood only when one has knowledge of the
    • background of blood is understood, it will be recognized that
    • question. These are all problems that become understandable
    • understood unless one understands the mysterious effect when
    • life body, or ether body. What is here understood by ether is
    • reached the point where the being of humans can be understood
    • ability to understand the external world, to understand what
  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture III: The Origin of Suffering
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    • understand the birth of tragedy out of the Spirit of ancient
    • dawning understanding for the fact that the significance of
    • widening of their inner being? They attain understanding of
    • the other. Nothing provides greater understanding than
    • that compassion leads to understanding of the other, whereas
    • understanding of our essential nature will also make clear
    • scientists fail to understand sensation and ascribe it to
    • understood when it is recognized that it constantly renews
    • wheat, we can now understand the coming forth of the Holy
    • This is a connection that can only be understood through the
    • else, can be understood only by its fruits.
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    • understand evil one must enter deeply into the nature of
  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture VI: Education in the Light of Spiritual Science
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    • childhood till old age. That is why, if we are to understand
    • understand what things mean is a faculty of the ether body,
    • research makes all these subtleties understandable and throws
    • be inwardly felt and understood.
    • must understand all the members of the human being, and the
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    • understand.
    • understood? It is not possible to go into special cases of
    • of how understanding can be reached concerning these two most
    • into account if we are to understand the mind of a spirit
    • to reach a deeper understanding of the Old and New
    • other sayings in the Bible must be modified to be understood.
    • can be readily understood even today. This explanation is
    • he no longer understands the world. Once a person is old he
    • no longer understands the young. That is why the old must die
    • natural scientists do not understand that when illness and
    • understanding of illness and death in relation to human
    • individual's nature can only be understood on the basis of
    • understand their significance when we investigate how human
    • development of an individual's being can only be understood
    • “I.” We can only understand the work of the
    • exist if there were no death. Death can only be understood by
    • To understand
    • originated in external nature. When we understand the secret
    • we shall also understand illness.
    • illustrates an important fact for understanding the element
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    • understand the evolution of the individual, and guide the
    • school. We shall attempt to understand what is required of
    • first learns; only later does it understand, and only later
  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture VIII: Insanity in the Light of Spiritual Science
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    • bear in mind above all, if we are to understand how insanity
    • one must of necessity learn to understand the spiritual
    • understand the nature of what is physical, we must recognize
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    • the one least understood. Spiritual knowledge guides the
    • understood if it is assimilated like a spiritual food, and
    • understood if, in moments of sorrow or happiness, of devotion
    • streams forth; thus we can understand that there are people
  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture X: Stages in Man's Development in the Light of Spiritual Science
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    • is all too easily misunderstood. The real meaning points to
    • knowledge within his own being. Rightly understood, the call
    • self-knowledge rightly understood means self-development.
    • be understood.
    • if spiritual science has been absorbed and understood. When
  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture XI: Who are the Rosicrucians?
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    • understood as being symbolic are met with the objection that
    • think they understand. As the human physiognomy expresses the
    • sorrow, then you begin to understand imaginative knowledge.
    • understood it as the mystery of the Holy Grail
    • understand them to immerse themselves in things and directly
    • did not fully understand. The notice read: The philosopher's
    • understand the notice about the philosopher's stone alluded
    • aspects of the Old Testament cannot be understood without
    • fully understood when one is able to discover it again within
    • Then, through their own insight, they will understand what it
    • all things. He will then understand Goethe's words in the
    • to understand the cross as symbol of dying and
    • higher self Nor can the words be understood with which we
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    • anyone with understanding of mysticism. The Gnostics have
    • spiritual worlds. Properly understood, mysticism, far from
    • science is properly understood, it will be seen that, far
    • help us to understand and to appreciate on his own terms a
    • understand the whole human being, the inner person as well as
    • partially revealed in space and time. He sought to understand
    • because he sought understanding of the deeper aspects of the
    • understood when seen in connection with his concept of
    • Lohengrin? He can be understood only when seen an the
    • then can we understand what Wagner had in mind when he
    • recognize that an understanding of this significance dawned
    • environment when, with sensitivity and understanding, we
    • originally were established out of a deep understanding of
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    • concerning the Bible are to be understood in the light of
    • historical record at all. It is understandable that the
    • understanding of the Bible that cannot be faulted. If only
    • these religious records should be properly understood. Those
    • with any understanding of a certain passage from the Sermon
    • at what we understand today, at what our will is capable of
    • unknown beyond. In those days heaven was understood to be
    • ancient times by those who understood. They said to
    • themselves: The initiate's outlook, his understanding of the
    • would, is the outlook and understanding all human beings will
    • the spheres” was heard. (What today we understand
    • can understand why the descriptions of different initiates of
    • understand why descriptions of the life of Hermes, Zarathustra,
    • This we shall understand when we consider how the writers of
    • Their deeper meaning can be understood only if approached
    • from the viewpoint of initiation and understanding of the
    • the initiate perfect and powerful. You will now understand
    • contained in the Bible. We shall understand what it means
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    • sufficiently understood words from the remaining documents; through
    • would like that this simple truth be understood as being in agreement
    • when we understand what we have been
    • years ago. It was not understood then, and since then hardly anyone
    • stage, for the preparations must still be made in order to understand
    • what is understood with the concept of
    • an additional important advance for the understanding of these things
    • of words that are not understandable. That must be so with things
    • other misunderstandings to occur if it is correctly
    • understood.
    • members will have been given to understand that they may participate.
    • curious, then please understand it thus: that it happens in full
    • will understand me. These words are spoken less for their content
    • have understood the task given her by this name other than in a most
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    • the Spirit at work in his ideology, then will understanding come about
    • superstitious belief in ghosts. To the Western man, a knowledge of Nature
    • West will reach the spirit. The Western ghost superstition is the beginning
    • superstitious belief in ghosts is the end of the knowledge of spirit. Men
    • this creation with understanding, for he will again discover what he once
    • will meet this with understanding. But, if this problem generates in the
    • we behold with understanding the cosmic Word whose descent our
    • The man of the East has no understanding for “proof”. He
    • of truth, the man of the East will understand him. if, at the end of the
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    • that he would have been quite unable to understand it, if he
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    • evolution of the world. In order to understand it, we must shed
    • Mystery-wisdom in order to understand how an event such as the
    • order to understand the true being of Christ, we must go far
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    • childish superstition, can be experienced as something
    • connected with the development of the Understanding or
    • other, and which we must understand if we wish to grasp the
    • really understand the year's course, our hearts will be deeply
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    • really wants. Therefore, if one wants to understand man one
    • as well for the understanding of the healthy human organism as they
    • are important for the understanding of the sick human organism. One
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    • So that tomorrow we can go onto understand something in this direction
    • Indeed we can understand
    • the human organism only if we understand its higher organization. You
    • activity takes place. You will be able to understand this if you are
    • to understand the great historical connections, one has to be able at
    • But only then does one learn to understand the world. Only then does
    • science. But this never attains to a real understanding of man.
    • then one understands ptyalin, pepsin, in the food that has been taken
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    • think today, is nevertheless true. Only we must understand matters in
    • a person had become ill in the sense we understand, but one spoke about
    • man, I have to grasp him in his liveliness. This liveliness I understand
    • and find today only if I understand the whole world, and man out of
    • difficult to get an understanding in regard to these things with such
    • But it is, of course, terribly difficult to come to an understanding.
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    • it is really a dreadful superstition to speak of one. We speak
    • that is, “Surely one can understand that here on the
    • want to understand something, one thought must be able to
    • unable to understand the relationship between the world
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    • understood them rightly, we find a sphere where confusion in
    • one of you listens differently, and understands and feels what
    • your understanding is in accordance with your life up to now
    • understand the connection between past and necessity. Then he
    • of present nature that you understand with its necessity was
    • the world in this way will we be able to understand the real
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    • pupils, you acquire greater capacities to understand the
    • first two teachers were somewhat superstitious about the past
    • better understanding for my new pupils.” And he
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    • if we want to understand it, than something quite similar in
    • point for endless misunderstandings. We will have to go to the
    • borders on another we cannot understand them as easily as
    • a work that can just as well be understood in the succession of
    • understood by pedantic logic but only by fully grasping reality
    • understand this completely. We can ask ourselves the
    • that in order to understand how necessity and freedom affect
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    • their own organism. They will consider it a superstition that
    • exercise the strong thinking necessary for the understanding of
    • the truths of spiritual science. People who do understand these
    • ordinary human understanding has always arrived at apparently
    • of understanding but purely a religious or social matter.] So
    • science, they mean nothing to him; he cannot understand a
    • people at least the rudiments of an understanding of how
    • fall down only because we cannot understand * outer processes
    • at a more or less correct understanding of the concepts of
    • through understanding. We might call it a free necessity,
    • understandable with true logic. But the dream-logic of the
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    • worlds in the right way will not misunderstand when I say
    • dead) by which one wishes to have a mutual understanding with
    • the dead are not understood by them. Many thoughts that men
    • and above all interjections, are relatively easily understood
    • of the languages used. The dead never understand if one
    • noun is turned into a verb they begin to understand. Speak to
    • germ in most cases will not be understood. It is as though
    • understand.
    • the abstract to the concrete the dead begin to understand
    • imaginative conceptions. For the dead understand only what
    • the response that people do not understand this, it is very
    • hard to understand. But he who faces our times honestly will
    • mutually clarified. And a real understanding of the spirit
    • what they understand by our word geist, and on
    • get an idea of what one understands by “physical
    • the black-board. Someone says “I do not understand
    • understand”. They would become concrete if you would
    • full understanding, and on the other hand also letting the
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    • you see it is urgently necessary that understanding should be
    • understanding? That must live in the hearts of men and must
    • superphysical worlds, cultivate a deeper understanding for
    • imaginative they have the deepest understanding. But should
    • more than an animal existence unless an understanding for
    • understand these surprising things when he can make the
    • that language is a mere medium for making oneself understood.
    • understood. We speak with one another so that the one knows
    • need a mutual understanding; that deeper, inward feeling for
    • of understanding language in which language is employed
    • merely as a means of making ourselves mutually understood is
    • they understand each other. Today it comes to few to listen
    • other is not thinking! Well now — we understand each
    • else, it is simply a question of an external understanding,
    • the form, is to be understood, as most noun formations in
    • completely abstract; and hence are not understood at all by
    • ourselves understood and express things in language. So it is
    • necessary, in order to make oneself understood by the dead,
    • understandable to wider circles of present-day mankind? They
    • up with the extension of a real understanding for spiritual
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  • Title: Goetheanism as an Impulse for Man's Transformation - Lecture I: The Difference Between Man and Animal
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    • words it is very easy for them to be misunderstood in some direction.
    • misunderstanding of the knowledge and conceptions of Spiritual Science.
    • Among the misunderstandings
    • misunderstanding. Spiritual scientists who seriously and adequately pay
    • present world situation. For there are men who understand how to estimate
    • all the seriousness of the present time, who have for some time understood
    • my way by chance; if the word is not misunderstood, and there is no need
    • for any misunderstanding. It is an article which, it is true, is out of
    • as well. He said: “Really gentleman you can not understand me
    • understood. In their stream of development men have come to the point
    • sound human understanding. And in thus going by the Guardian of the
    • estimate rightly his place in the world, for then he understands how
    • of active, effective understanding, in wisdom, intellectuality and the
    • understand. But, my dear friends, we can also imagine that some one may
    • would be able to understand why this great majority should take him
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    • in relation to the whole understanding of his connection with the world
    • be differently understood which, apparently well founded, shines forth
    • of men and so on. Only a deep understanding of things can help to clear
    • is exposed. For this deep understanding is well adapted to strengthen
    • an understanding about these things. The different currents of world-conception
    • is rare. What as Spiritual Science, according to how we understand it,
    • cleric of Rome considers valid. What does ne understand by it?
    • a concept of what he understands by it when you distinguish between
    • understands it, is held to be heretical; so says the modern cleric recognised
    • are perceived by the senses and understood by the intellect. He admits,
    • nature an the water of the ocean as a whole—should this be understood
    • what are we supposed to understand when one of those who write about
    • against the three signs. One has only to meet them with understanding
    • will is only there to interpret with his sound human understanding that
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    • evolution can be misunderstood and how it is particularly misunderstood
    • you ought to understand that of course when picturing these conditions
    • recognise if—please understand me, thoroughly he looks back to
    • being born with our gift of consciousness. We begin ia understand this,
    • you will understand that into the conceptual life of science nothing
    • philistine conceptions, people come to an understanding as to the possibility
    • penetrate to the sphere of the spirit so that he learns to understand
    • savage original peoples, primitive peoples, so as to understand how
    • thinking. This is why there is difficulty in understanding my Philosophy
    • see, Spiritual Science as we understand it here and as in a sane way
    • know—well, it is not that this Spiritual Science cannot be understood
    • if thinking is made active, but men simply want to understand Spiritual
    • Science in a different way from how they must understand it; instead
    • to understand what today is required of mankind in world-evolution.
    • a state of affairs that is precarious and cannot be understood without
    • always take for granted if he wishes rightly to understand what has
    • for understanding rightly what is said from the standpoint of Spiritual
    • imperfectly understand what should hold good in a movement for Spiritual
    • to understand many things which might be said to be obliged to arise
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    • world, as it must be understood through the spiritual knowledge of Anthroposophy,
    • said, suffices for understanding and receiving open-mindedly all things
    • understanding of the things of the spiritual world today, in a certain
    • sense through merely understanding, through open-minded acceptance,
    • will become increasingly so for all men, to learn to understand the
    • spiritual world, to learn to understand it with sound human intelligence
    • settle in the right way in his inmost soul when he seeks to understand
    • their sound human intelligence active so that it may understand, or
    • is the last thing to bother about if one wants to understand the spiritual
    • far less liking today for sound human understanding than people imagine,
    • and they would like to get round this need for sound human understanding
    • always emphasised, however, that sound human understanding may not be
    • Now if we seek to understand
    • to realise why people Shrink from understanding the spiritual world
    • in spite of the fact that this understanding is to be acquired simply
    • from in their understanding is what they would not recoil from in external
    • that these things can be understood with sound human intelligence because
    • intelligence, there would easily prevail what is needful for understanding
    • of our physical environment can be particularly well understood. It
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    • here, will bring with it an essential increase in man's understanding
    • in rightly understanding in a similar way what has happened both in
    • of this Mystery of Golgotha being grasped, being understood, if we wish
    • understanding of the eatery of Golgotha. It is true that you may say
    • of Golgotha must be understood spiritually as a spiritual event. And
    • it is only through spiritual understanding of the Mystery at Golgotha
    • Christianity, true, real Christianity, to have the possibility of understanding
    • in human understanding. This is why people do not arrive at any living
    • understanding when they want to give merely abstract, logical form to
    • this understanding. And because of this a man comes to a living understanding
    • cannot bring us to a full understanding of the moral impulses in the
    • and to understand it correctly, and you have in this ritual a reproduction
    • understanding of the Mystery of Golgotha? The boy Goethe, the seven-year-old
    • by the Mystery of Golgotha, a striving after a new understanding of
    • Mystery of Golgotha as a key to understanding the fourth post-Atlantean
    • understanding of the Mystery of Golgotha that had perforce to come.
    • happens to mankind? The outer historical understanding that just counts
    • time a mood of expectancy in which one is waiting for a new understanding
    • We come to an understanding
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    • understanding on this point we must first be permeated by the knowledge
    • to the understanding which can be employed quite well where nature is
    • to Nature, must in honesty gradually come to own that he does not understand
    • he must understand. This is what is essential—to give
    • understanding. This is essential, it is something that necessarily must
    • to understand something apparently incomprehensible precisely for the
    • upon which the flourishing of science depends, the more the understanding
    • chosen for understanding the Mystery of Golgotha—in the way I
    • well studied if one comes to a real understanding of the personality,
    • regard to mankind's evolution, with regard to understanding the Christ
    • reality and its truth, all this no longer meets with any understanding
    • understood there, will have to be grasped. Something of the nature of
    • as I have presented it, will have to be understood. It will be central
    • Europe itself that will be called upon to understand this threefold
    • will then be the first beginnings of understanding that we have to overcome
    • the trouble to understand this representative, this most representative
    • as understood today. There must be an attempt to understand this man
    • not understood, perhaps underlay his remarkable saying of later years:
    • to understand what was in the depths of Goethe's being. For what he
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    • understood by our senses. The astral world contains not only
    • one in which we can only fully, in the right sense, understand
    • understood the astral archetypal images.
    • which can be understood in the manner it works in Devachan
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    • Look closely now within the depths of Goethe to understand why
    • order not to be misunderstood, harbour a particular
    • Faust understands? Towards whom must Faust turn at this
    • This change can only be understood through insight into the
    • point, we will never understand Goethe's nature observation.
    • Right into the colour teachings we can't understand Goethe, if
    • understood in the same manner as we understand Goethe's nature
    • — a kind of minor role. In order to understand him fully,
    • understood like a mechanism. No Homunculus bulges forth out of
    • into the macrocosm. We can't understand Goethe's
    • come, because when you really understand yourself, you have to
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    • anthroposophic world view because it, when understood
    • striving, but falsely understood, can become extremely
    • dangerous. Incorrectly understood self-knowledge tends to
    • we, come to understand that which lives in the physical body
    • already dangers arise in false understanding of self-knowledge
    • our horizons in relation to our world of understanding and
    • understand the working of karma. Take an example of how karma
    • understood through unquestionable logic. The human being, we,
    • applied intensively, the tool with which to understand karma.
    • godliness to enter within, understand it within, but you
    • when we understand the basis of cosmic relationships. All
    • and through genuine understanding, you can feel yourself enter
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    • for the very reason that when this conception is rightly understood,
    • life. But man as man, 0r man as a community, can never be understood
    • which enables him to take his place in social life, can only be understood
    • then develop the right understanding for it. I shall have to speak further
    • of a living organism. No one will understand what I mean by this, unless
    • order to understand an organic being we must realise that a quite special
    • he has failed to understand the whole basic thought of what is in question
    • To be capable of understanding
    • an organism is a very different thing. For when a man really understands
    • with the whole and must be so understood.
    • is actually very little understood in the world to-day. You can here
    • thought should be misunderstood. I once gave a lecture in Dornach on
    • case; but if a man is able really to understand the human form and how
    • if he understands the whole human structure, the formation of the head,
    • arches which can only be understood by organic structural thinking.
    • have understood the subject in the right way.
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    • an understanding of what is meant, then you will of course be wrong
    • a capital nor an architrave motif can be understood by itself. They
    • underneath it and is united with the Mercury motif. Then you will understand
    • let us understand how the following form grows out of this one. Here
    • For then we understand for the first time how evolution progresses in
    • to understand a certain inward power of development that we must learn
    • images man sought to understand the forces which work in human life.
    • they say “we do not understand this.” We understand it in
    • who can follow the things with really inner understanding, for you see
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    • in the arrangement of the Building, which strives to give an understanding
    • in the configuration of the small dome. You understand the whole figure
    • with the forces which in perceiving, alone understand death, recognise
    • Trinity is to be understood: Death, the Seeking Man and the young Child
    • you this, I can understand that it does not penetrate specially deeply
    • understood, I might say, as a description of what is actually intended.
    • and everything depends on the understanding of the fact that the initiation
    • point is that we understand that this current of civilisation crust
    • the Lucifer-theme. You will only understand the Luciferic and Ahrimanic
    • Ahriman alone and Lucifer alone you will really understand neither;
    • Thus their figures can only be rightly understood if one sees them in
    • understood through the colours, through the Red colour out of which
    • spiritually. But we must rightly understand man and rightly perceive
    • be said: he who to-day understands and smypathises with that which man
    • we shall come to the understanding of the Christ. It is just the task
    • of the fifth post-Atlantean time to attain more and more to this understanding
    • undertake the,risk of making it known to and understood by those to
    • the understanding of those who are thus placed what will proceed from
    • And it means that true Spiritual Science is not understood if men will
    • remain merely in our understanding. Much of the most important of that
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    • insight, but these could hardly be understood. Thus the
    • understood. We see how Faust accompanied by his famulus,
    • Bright gleams the light that erst had dwindled
    • has entered Faust rebels; he must go deeper to understand the
    • understand them, the language in which they are written being
    • believe they understand a quotation of this kind. Let me read
    • understood? That you may gather from the following:
    • with he men of olden days who understood something of these
    • make fan of the ancient superstitions, for then one is
    • source, they are not understood.
    • nothing left but the book-wisdom and that is not understood.
    • For no one who really understood such things as the passage I
    • no one can understand it; it is even a secret for science.
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    • understand. The witch-apparitions did not attract him; in
    • difficulty of understanding can never be overcome unless we
    • written out of understanding for what is spiritual. Anyone
    • is the result of spiritual understanding, or whether he is
    • a very fanatical way against superstition. He would only
    • Ahrimanic being has no understanding of the present earth; he
    • in Evil, Mephistopheles has no understanding; he does not
    • understood how to be one of those who can talk of the
    • Concerning the Objectionable Nature of the Superstitious
    • contended particularly against what he called superstition.
    • spiritual science — for how else can we understand
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    • understanding in our approach to this deepest manifestation
    • enthusiasm he spoke. It is very easy to understand how such a
    • then expressed — though without being understood by his
    • understand, too, how the youthful Fichte, meeting antiquated
    • can understand that when such a spirit as Fichte was faced
    • him. It is in the sense that we must understand all he
    • kind of understanding, a kind of intellectuality like human
    • that are powerless to come to any understanding of real-life.
    • able to understand once again the real, actual, human being,
    • cloud-cuckoo-land; this head must be understood as having
    • Mephistopheles does not understand him, shows him clearly how
    • an understanding of the spiritual.
    • really immerse ourselves in reality and learn to understand
    • them. So how can materialism understand the difference we
    • body? Or how can it understand the following, for example.
    • understand reality in a spiritual way, to lack upon
    • understood, for that is precisely where the difficulties
    • as regards knowledge of nature the capacity to understand her
    • America. Today when it is only of use to understand the
    • there is little understanding to be found, for today there
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    • understand with our intellect, and that world from which the
    • is necessary that the ordinary understanding, the ordinary
    • a different region. This naturally should be understood as a
    • understand that there is danger in the fact that it is
    • the normal understanding of the senses, but with a condition
    • of man when this normal understandin is not present. It is
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    • able to understand what is the nature of their efforts in our
    • to do, if it were actionless? Two things must be understood:
    • Illusion we must also understand; we must only understand it
    • the understanding with which communities will receive these
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    • understanding did not reach up to the truths of Spiritual
    • being. We only understand man by first becoming clear to what
    • this way — (we wish our understanding of these things
    • completely untrue. Such misunderstandings often arise and it
    • kind of pedantic, rationalistic, philistine, understands
    • nothing of him. He understands nothing at all of Goethe, my
    • existence if — but this must not be misunderstood
    • to an understanding. Down there in that sphere the words
    • But we can quite well understand if the old names earth,
    • whirling, As you will easily understand we could not exist in
    • understanding we turn our gaze back to the primal sources of
    • understanding enough to become man. Therefore his experience
    • be understood — however strange this may sound, my dear
    • often only be understood if they are translated. They are
    • And the only way to understand the scene beginning here, is
    • close to us in the cosmos. We understand nothing, literally
    • consciousness, in which understanding and clairvoyance are
    • will understand this meeting of Mephistopheles with the
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    • the understanding or by other forces of the human soul.
    • but if you will not misunderstand me, if you will apply what
    • it is from ordinary understanding and from the ordinary life
    • not interpreters of dreams, if we are not superstitious but
    • knowledge of the understanding of the senses, but only by
    • recent philosophers could produce out of understanding and
    • which, however, we cannot understand what has to do with the
    • arisen, we cannot understand”. And in another place:
    • “Reason as applied to what is becoming, understanding
    • understanding that is directed to what is nowadays regarded
    • understanding. It is the shadow form of the concepts of the
    • becoming, we can arrive at an understanding of this
    • with his understanding, the understanding that only studying
    • “The powers subterene erstwhile
    • Spiritual Science, that you can understand how in a certain
    • understanding or his ordinary knowledge. And then, from all
    • for present-day man to understand. In Greek thought it was
    • mysteries. Out of a profound misunderstanding, does not only
    • the opportunity of understanding, together with much else
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    • understanding. nevertheless, it appears to me of quite
    • really been a very wide understanding of the matter. Perhaps
    • we can get the best view of what Goethe understood by be
    • the basis of Goethe's whole understanding of inanimate
    • only be understood anthroposophically — that he had an
    • primal phenomena to have weight, then this understanding and
    • so little able to rise to a sound understanding of the moon,
    • was to be understood idealistically. He did not, however
    • understood? How is it that for present day man idealism and
    • understand human life between birth — or shall we say
    • for the understanding of man, it is necessary to approach him
    • little understood. I am not finding fault, my dear friends,
    • understanding of man's usual procedure when he wants to
    • understands the whole matter. This is the way with the
    • I have tried to understand what comes latest in Goethe's
    • in his most mature conceptions. We understand Goethe only
    • understood, we first arrive at a notion of thespiritual world
    • spiritual life, is misunderstood, particularly by the
    • superstition — that we can make progress with concepts having
    • enter his consciousness. Through misunderstanding such things
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    • Faust's Knowledge and Understanding of Himself and of the
    • Faust's Knowledge and Understanding of Himself
    • understand Goethe's Faust, particularly the second part, we
    • self-knowledge and self-understanding in human evolution? It
    • senses and the understanding associated with them. True
    • the senses and the physical understanding are directed, is no
    • sea-festival? To understand his feelings, we must take
    • of Homunculus, as understood within the world of the senses,
    • understanding through the senses. When Homunculus, the idea
    • only be rightly understood when we think of it as being
    • of the head — this secret, if rightly understood, leading
    • idols. This is so because modern man has no understanding for
    • idols. This is so because modern man has no understanding for
    • whoever wishes to understand the sometimes grotesque looking
    • Homunculus is to become man? Nereus has indeed understanding,
    • noble use of this understanding, but even so does not really
    • high degree human understanding that is possessed in a much
    • less degree by man. But even with this understanding he
    • watches this scene with true understanding. It is this that
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    • by the understanding, cannot lead to this self-knowledge. For
    • external nature, the physical understanding was able to put
    • apart from any superstition connected with him; but now let
    • the concepts of physical understanding. But he had no wish,
    • his feeling he was removed at least form the superstition of
    • that, as a result of this superstition, it is claimed that
    • superstitious pedants have really no idea how small a part
    • think with physical understanding alone, in these thoughts
    • possible to grasp with out physical understanding, must be
    • of understanding. The atavistic clairvoyance adapted to
    • it hovers so lightly that the understanding, the intellect,
    • scene. We do not understand it at all if we wish to explain
    • great gift of human understanding and knows how to transform
    • understanding to a demonic height that not only runs to dull
    • so. Goethe has the feeling that, should human understanding
    • concerning this waking. It may be understood in imagination
    • understand it when Schwaben-Vischer, the so-called V-Vischer,
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    • already referred to. Men must understand precisely from what
    • the understanding of man.
    • one-sided way in which evolution is understood today. Think
    • understand life who does not picture it in rhythm, as a
    • straight line does not help us to a true understanding of
    • applies to the understanding of man's historical life. In the
    • understanding of the divine within’, from which nothing
    • spiritual world, we have prepared ourselves to understand
    • able to understand what this human body is. But alas
    • does not suffice to think we understand the evolution of
    • in evolution, that they should learn to understand the rhythm
    • understanding of this equilibrium is what modern man must
    • into this understanding when with absolute honesty he tried
    • permeate our feeling with it, let us learn to understand the
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    • soul, so that we can understand one another about the knowledge
    • if one wants to have a say, there one must really understand
    • will only understand eternity when he recognises both sides of
    • the like. One can understand it when one dedicates oneself to
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    • help clarify our understanding of this document.
    • understanding of the revelation regarding the greatness, the
    • understanding that the spiritual was to be sought in the
    • and it was relatively easy for people to understand: we give
    • feeling. We can easily understand what now has to be said. What
    • That was not the case. You will most easily understand what was
    • understand that, then you will also understand how in ancient
    • From these viewpoints we will understand how this great
    • “When you really understand Me, then you will understand
    • generation to the next. We don't come to a real understanding
    • understanding can be reached, no real picture formed regarding
    • understanding for this or that word.
    • we have understood, how the divine works medicinally, like a
    • understand them, we see how the Divine reveals itself in an
    • order for people to be steered towards an understanding of God
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    • about it. It is even understood in our time, from more sensory
    • the rest of nature becomes understandable in a wonderful way.
    • plants and the uprooting of human hair. We start to understand
    • plants and earth create a unity, and we understand and can also
    • things in our feelings by understanding them spiritually.
    • earth, then we will understand that during our earth
    • This has to be understood in order for us to consider the
    • one comes to an understanding of the Events of Damascus but
    • understand connections between that which we meet daily and the
    • spiritual way to reach an understanding of the great religious
    • souls as actual spiritual history. This is hardly understood
    • We come to an understanding that the world which surrounds us,
    • appears to people. Further we will learn to understand that
    • materialistic point of view will say this is superstitious but
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    • will understand that I speak here without prejudice, for I
    • materialism may well be understood, and may therefore
    • and thus explained, could be understood by the whole
    • understand how all the events and occurrences which then
    • his imagination, for it amounts to credulity and superstition
    • man. He who understands how to add the Spirit to what is
    • How do understanding, reason, and
    • science means to ‘understand’ this atomic motion to its
    • understanding of man. Even as a miniature firmament of stars
    • able to understand those passages, for instance, occurring in
    • The superstition of the one is about as great as that of the other;
    • that has overcome the ancient superstitions. Yet theosophists
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    • constitute an immeasurable contribution to the understanding of
    • constitute an immeasurable contribution to the understanding of
    • such an idea as a theoretical concept. He may even understand
    • movements as we see today. We must understand these too as to
    • awakening an inner understanding, when we describe the people
    • This doubt can well be understood. For around the 13th century
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    • the lead in public affairs to understand the forces at work in the
    • of insight was required to understand the strength of the forces
    • understand what it means. The peace of the world depends upon this,
    • with inner understanding men are prepared to ascribe to it a mission
    • be understood.
    • earnest in their striving for spiritual insight to understand these
    • is thus recognised and acknowledged will it be possible to understand
    • understand them until we realise that just as in earthly life between
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    • be valued and understood aright. But feelings too must be observed, as
    • it were, by our thought-life if we are to understand them. In our
    • Those who try to understand life to-day from the spiritual
    • We shall have realised that man can only be understood as a spatial
    • is necessary to go beyond what is earthly in order to understand man
    • and death in order to understand social life, racial life on the
    • perceived we are called upon to understand it.
    • state, cannot be understood unless we also turn with the eyes of soul,
    • To understand the human form, we must turn to the heaven of the
    • fixed stars; to understand the stages of life in man we must
    • turn to the planetary spheres. If we wish to understand man's life of
    • Again, if we wish to understand thinking, feeling and willing, then we
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    • understood aright when we also recognise its relation with the Zodiac.
    • And we then tried to understand how the heaven of the fixed stars and
    • Such studies show us that man's life can only be truly understood when
    • understands these things. In the world of education to-day people
    • expected of them. But through a truly spiritual understanding of the
    • countries like these in the North, this is in a way understandable.
    • upon Christianity. Efforts are made to understand Christianity through
    • necessary to understand the Mystery of Golgotha with the help of this
    • did not understand the old spirituality and brought a more
    • understand what comes to pass on Earth. In the external national
    • in Norway to-day will understand their destiny and task in the world
    • as a whole, only if they look back with spiritual understanding to the
    • character of the people. And if we are to understand the western and
    • each particular people must be understood in the light of spiritual
    • that subconsciously and inwardly it understands certain secrets of
    • understanding — permeated with feeling — of the external
    • anthroposophical attitude to the world should be understood here in
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    • understanding. Instead of punishing him, he even made it possible
    • necessary to understand the deep-seated difference between Swiss
    • sense, nor by everyday human understanding either. For all
    • Fichte's influence, we can understand how it was that this man, the
    • from outside, co-ordinating it with the understanding, can only
    • “Oh these idealists, they dwell in a dream-world, they understand
    • me which I do not understand or at least believe that I understand,
    • “All their knowledge only leads to misunderstanding and vain words;
    • understand him rightly, we still have him actually among us. For
    • only thus plastically that he can be understood; but if we open the
    • kindling of their own. If we understand him rightly in
    • the ears of the spirit we can hear Fichte, if we understand him at
    • hear him, if we understand him rightly! If we use our spiritual sense
    • help ourselves, if we understand him aright, we must feel this
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    • So it is perhaps no overstatement if we express the following view:
    • Plays of Oberammergau, would have met with no understanding in those
    • So we may expect to gain some understanding of how in times past the
    • spiritual seeker can understand today what was essential in those
    • We can say without exaggerating, that an understanding of the inner
    • self-evident. And likewise a certain understanding was present of this
    • succeed, understanding can again be awakened, also in the outer world,
    • understand the Christmas play at the festival season. For example, if
    • must find it quite understandable that in the place of this former
    • our civilization, not enemies. We want to understand that it must be
    • But we want to understand too how much this is connected with the
    • They understood rightly what was presented in the Paradise play. When
    • what to relate it spiritually. For in those days superstition about
    • to be bound by the seasons. Therefore, if you truly understand the
    • Christmas night, you will also be able to understand our intent, as we
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    • understanding of it, men have considered all-powerful in life,
    • little understanding for the original clairvoyant sources from which
    • arise when — imagining we can understand them — we
    • easily understood, whereas the one from the book appears for the
    • does not understand this world until Krishna makes it comprehensible
    • enter into the matter more deeply will understand me when I say that
    • understanding for earthly things! It comes to men who have attained
    • very good understanding for all that is earthly. It has to be
    • understood by souls who are separated by a deep gulf from all that a
    • himself up to Arjuna, to whom has to be imparted an understanding of
    • what is well understood in the West, the sense matters of earthly
    • understand what surrounds him! He needs no Krishna. It is well for
    • understand a nature like that of Krishna or Arjuna. Arjuna is a man,
    • souls can do better because they speak not only to understanding but
    • understanding — to our power of perception and to our feeling.
    • people begin to understand that there is something for the human
    • understanding for the Socratic culture. We only grasp Western
    • lived as spiritual mysteries. Those who were to understand the
    • one not yet understanding himself as an ego but who now has to do so.
    • are now confronted with the task of understanding how a most sublime
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    • training to an understanding of occult truths, then he is being
    • battle. If we would understand a human soul we must penetrate into
    • everyone who has the power to behold it will understand: His
    • because every schoolboy understands it! We see how stupid this is,
    • understand that there is really no one among you who does not have
    • understand that clairvoyance begins in something common and everyday.
    • come from super-sensible, spiritual knowledge. It was not understood
    • at the time, and no wonder, for those who should have understood it
    • not merely understood intellectually, and if you would experience it,
    • soul, then only are you ripe to understand how, after all, it is not
    • understanding we speak in concepts and ideas. Krishna speaks to
    • understanding is infinitely deep and sublime to the heart of man.
    • accepted as dogma.” I could understand such a thing being said,
    • understand what the spirit of the earth is, and how it is asleep in
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    • last concluded that his understanding is not yet equal to solving it,
    • powerless with my intellect and understanding.”
    • to explain to them how easily one can understand that. In many cases
    • bitter feelings, let us try to understand how one actually comes to
    • misunderstandings about it are possible.
    • him the answer due him, however, he would not be able to understand
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    • to understand the
    • full understanding of Krishna's being. Even if we develop the forces
    • understanding is able to grasp this fact. People only will not give
    • themselves a chance to understand. In their haste they change their
    • power of understanding into bitterness and fury.
    • able to penetrate with understanding into that third realm.
    • realm. Only so will you be able to understand the origin of the
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    • sleeping. What does it really signify? We can only understand the
    • power to understand the spiritual slept for awhile. It was this sleep
    • of spiritual understanding that brought forth the great triumphs of
    • well understand why the anthroposophical outlook meets with so much
    • thought is needed to understand anthroposophy. I mean the habit of
    • will reach hundreds of people who will imagine that they understand
    • insufficient. We need laws of the soul and spirit. Thus we understand
    • withdrew his understanding and feeling for the fires of sacrifice and
    • we understand Krishna as the divine architect of what prepared and
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    • spirit of our age, just beginning, is as yet imperfectly understood.
    • To understand it as a real description of world history — of
    • often indicated that misunderstandings without number arise from the
    • misunderstanding that so often arises amounts to this, that we
    • “Understand me well. I am in all beings, yet they are not in
    • directly out of the occult depths of life. If we are to understand
    • understanding. As we continue purifying more and more this mood of
    • to us if we approach them devotionally. One who would understand this
    • sublime poem may start with intellectual understanding and so follow
    • fratricide; when we rightly understand the impulse that forced its
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    • course of earthly incarnations. We understand that this soul could
    • it does to a certain understanding of that great moment pictorially
    • understanding upon it much is added to all that can be given -to
    • by the human understanding. It was not discovered in the form I have
    • afterward are they permeated with the power of understanding, The
    • earthly evolution will gradually be understood and realized by
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    • with full understanding it is necessary for us to attune our
    • then with understanding we must prepare ourselves for the very
    • appalling misunderstandings can arise when people imagine they can
    • understood as directly by the people of the West as, say, the
    • namely, that they simply could not have understood these secrets.
    • understood. They remain secrets. In this way much that will have to
    • order to understand the
    • accessible to the understanding of only a few. What one age has
    • followed developed a really penetrating understanding of this poem.
    • understood it.
    • a rule we cannot find the way to come near to an understanding of
    • people of India today we will not find real understanding for the
    • understood me, and he misunderstood me.”
    • they are already far from understanding those feelings poured out in the
    • depths but is merely superficial understanding. This has a twofold
    • misunderstanding grafted onto another misunderstanding. So difficult
    • it our ideal to truly understand all the masterpieces of the human
    • really is. Also, we shall realize how untold misunderstandings are possible,
    • understand how the people of the East can look up to the old creative
    • meaning. We can understand how the Eastern man looks up with
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    • feeling must be attuned so as to understand what is said in the sense
    • understand these feelings of sattwa, rajas and tamas, so fundamental
    • through the world with intelligent understanding as we would say,
    • his surroundings meant not only a certain understanding of the outer
    • has to do so by learning to understand his surroundings through ideas
    • understand the world, who are unhappy because in their soul-life they
    • an understanding of the three external conditions. What can do this?
    • understand them, even though there are many who do not wish to
    • of gaining an understanding of the universe is gradually to begin? He
    • understood the Baptist when he said to them, “Change your
    • people are going about among us who have little understanding left of
    • understanding of the Christ Impulse must break in upon us. The
    • seek the understanding of the Christ Impulse that is opened up by
    • progress of humanity. To understand the Christ means not merely to
    • He who would understand
    • in this way do we understand what it means to seek a unity in all
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    • understanding with regard to various experiences on the path to the
    • understanding of the spiritual worlds. The Way of Initiation can now
    • Now we must understand clearly that if anyone wants to plunge into the
    • ... I beg you not to misunderstand this in any way; if you compare it
    • it is very easy for misunderstandings to arise. When this stage of
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    • he gradually learns to understand their hard fate, and he does so in
    • deaths at different ages? We understand that a man must die when his
    • attention if we want to understand the life between death and the next
    • stand with both feet on solid ground, who understand something of
    • of any superstition, but from that of quite empirical observation, he
    • the Sun at midnight”. But it must be clearly understood that at
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    • certain secrets he longs to understand. That is the feeling he has.
    • company he has entered, he learns to understand how physical and
    • learns to understand this thoroughly. He comes to understand how
    • understand what these sheaths conceal? That is the difference between
    • forget the art of understanding which formerly guided you through the
    • soul the feeling described, he understood what has been described. as
    • the birth. What was this “birth?” He understood that it can
    • understood as the Cosmic Word — the Word which ensouls the beings
    • sorrow-laden soul. And this soul, because it cannot understand itself,
    • that he had to understand it for the sake of his people, that great,
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    • let us express in a readily understandable picture something that is
    • work on the Intellectual Soul in persons who had gained understanding
    • of the Holy Grail and wished to understand their own epoch. In the
    • is to be initiated, if it is to have understanding for the spiritual
    • the Holy Grail. In the Holy Grail, if understood in its true nature,
    • had not learnt to understand it thoroughly. And he still sees it
    • it really is. “Dead” is to be understood here in a relative
    • understood that the soul living in Goethe had once belonged to an
    • That is what is mysterious and so hard to understand in a nature such
    • line with human understanding and impartial logic. The duality of
    • very clever, says he understands these things and knows they are
    • all ancient Mystery-wisdom, they can be understood by the generality
    • knowledge that has been understood and grasped spiritually, not a
    • able to give — can, when they are heard, be thoroughly understood
    • understanding — that impulse which is inextinguishable in
    • if rightly understood, we can find all the different methods of
    • Hence we must try to penetrate with rational understanding into what
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    • Movement. But whenever they leaked out, they were either misunderstood
    • in the development of mankind. In order to understand this, we must
    • Before speaking of this world of Spirit, we must understand one of the
    • was never understood by the outer world. It is destined to change the
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    • To understand the development of humanity, it must be viewed in its
    • True morality flows from an understanding of the mighty laws of the
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    • it not.” This is literally true. In order to understand this
    • knowledge, Jehovah is wrath. Lucifer is here understood as the fallen
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    • prehistoric times. To understand it by analogy, let us consider
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    • Occultism does not disdain reality but seeks rather to understand and
    • Could we be said to understand the nature of a magnet if we described
    • we have understood if we say: ‘The magnet is a piece of iron
    • same as before His coming. We can only understand this by studying the
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    • (2) Dreams cease to be chaotic. Man understands the relation between
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    • The mission accomplished by Christ Jesus cannot be understood in all
    • of logical and scientific understanding of Nature. The knowledge of
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    • senses — to known, misunderstood, and unknown senses: so speaks she with
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    • order, by way of analogy, to understand devachanic existence and its
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    • of this Record as in a sensitive plate. To understand the images which
    • this faith is incapable of understanding, unworthy to listen. That is
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    • which help us to understand or at least to divine something of the
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    • must try to reach a deep and true understanding of the mineral kingdom
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    • of substances is required before we can begin to understand the great
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    • 2) The second layer can only be understood if we envisage a substance
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    • they belong to one another; they would understand the law recognised
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    • that matter may be understood and finally mastered. In this hard and
    • is beginning to operate little by little. When we derive understanding
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    • spiritual science can one understand why this is so. Many a
    • understanding of religious sources. It is impossible to
    • understand the John Gospel without rising to such higher
    • between seeing and understanding, between just knowing and
    • came into this world from higher worlds must be understood
    • resurrection. It is impossible to understand these things
    • science or learning by which one could really understand what
    • higher worlds. There one can find the wisdom to understand
    • condition. To understand the nature of sleep, let us remind
    • Gospel. Don't misunderstand me. I know many will say: If all
    • Nothing is taken away from the facts when we understand them
    • which are able — not only to awaken our understanding
    • alone can really help towards understanding the John Gospel.
    • however, still another way of understanding this, and one
    • begins to understand, not with the intellect, but with the
    • astral plane. Thus is the fifth verse to be understood
    • however, John only understood once his higher self had
    • this you will be able to understand certain hints and truths
    • in the John Gospel. You will be able to understand certain
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    • not understand it. It can only be comprehended if one has
    • no one can understand the mystery of Golgotha, if they have
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    • we are able to understand many things that otherwise would
    • understood sayings such as one finds in the second part of
    • Only an initiate of the third grade can understand such
    • understand each other. “Jesus said unto him,
    • be understood that Jesus speaks to Nicodemus of a genuine
    • only understand the Old Testament if one appreciates this
    • understand religious documents which came down to us from
    • must tell you something which though easy to understand
    • Rightly understood, it has a deep meaning. It is deeply symbolical,
    • of spirit power as John did, can understand his gospel.
    • itself in it, in order to understand it. Then we should see
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    • because in the beginning the people who wrote the books did not understand
    • of higher perception is needed to understand this principle of life,
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    • do not at first understand this. It may happen that they see themselves
    • event: he comes to understand the profound utterance of Indian wisdom,
    • a battle appears like a great thunderstorm, fiery flashes of lightning,
    • to him like the heavy clouds and lightning-flashes of a thunderstorm.
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    • from it. If we want to understand sleep properly, we must recall the
    • are left with the astral body and the Ego. If we are to understand this
    • deprivations. We can thus understand the terrible destiny and the horrible
    • understand how it is that modern men have come to actions of this kind.
    • order to understand it, and in ancient times any doctor would have looked
    • understand it, but we should never excuse or justify it. The consequences
    • understandable that her lower astral body should answer in this way if
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    • can understand the difference between individuals. Some of them have
    • If today we were able to understand the powerful feelings and the exalted
    • a new constellation, we should understand also the significance of the
    • of our time no such understanding is possible.
    • had created the organ of understanding
    • there is a creative power. His eyes, and the understanding which he
    • He sees all this as it were objectively; he learns to understand it,
    • contrary in theosophical books are false. How is this to be understood?
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    • We can properly understand how a human being grows to maturity only
    • last mature enough for real understanding. As the astral body is liberated,
    • do not have to understand the law in all its details; that becomes possible
    • a gross misunderstanding. The law of karma says that all the good I
    • misunderstanding on both sides. Our critics do not realise that free-will
    • no matter whom. If a Theosophist maintains that he cannot understand
    • mankind, this means that he does not understand karma. The same is true
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    • that vary so widely? In order to understand these karmic relationships,
    • understand health and illness, we must bear in mind how complicated the
    • misunderstood, when it speaks of God visiting the sins of the fathers on
    • fourth stage: that of the occultist, who can once more understand
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    • not be misunderstood. We must distinguish between the development of
    • in order to show you that nothing can be truly understood if it is looked
    • past can it be understood. Similarly, if you do not look beyond the
    • physical world of the senses, you will never understand illness, or the
    • self. So we can come to understand the mission of illness, of evil, and
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    • to an understanding of the wonderful structure of the human frame, the
    • In order to understand
    • Anyone who understands
    • Donnerstag
    • of the next few days how Theosophy enables us to understand for the
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    • understand this. Hence he addressed the Europeans as follows: “You
    • he can understand; his God speaks to him in this language. He hears
    • the Brown-man can understand that speech also. He knows when a storm
    • achieved the gift of exact sense-observation, they ceased to understand
    • the outer world confronted him as something he could not understand;
    • the Semites who branched off from them, came to understand these laws.
    • enabled them to understand these movements and influences. They brought
    • we should not be able today to understand the truth which Theosophy
    • understanding of things; we do not battle against people but seek to
    • and no religion is specially singled out, but all are understood, and
    • religions understand one another.
    • learn to live together and understand one another. If this human fellowship
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    • and his aura. He then learns to understand what the shapes and colours
    • Now you can understand
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    • You will understand the
    • published writings, but one can see that the author understood little of
    • Gospel, rightly understood, are sentences for meditation and must be
    • words are not only something to be understood; you will realise that
    • Washing of the Feet. We must understand the significance of this great
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    • belief by what they take to be science can learn to understand Christianity
    • about anything material,” he entirely fails to understand that
    • we have to take up again and again, books we cannot understand immediately
    • fluid. But it is not easy to understand how such a lifeless ball could
    • higher than love and peace has not thoroughly understood the idea of
    • Theosophy lives. You must have a will to understand; then Theosophy
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    • understood will become clear during the course. We have admitted a few
    • friends, there must be an absolutely clear understanding in the part of
    • understood to mean any dilettantish interference by one side into the
    • thoroughly understood by both sides. A great deal will depend upon
    • physicians understand their profession properly, they realize that
    • physician will truly understand the priest, and the priest the
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    • understanding, since they reach into profound depths, even into the
    • This earthly body needs to be understood much more than it is by
    • nature can be understood with the methods of knowledge that are
    • circulation and breathing system can only be understood if one thinks
    • formation of the arm cannot be understood from a mechanical view of
    • obliged to bring a musical understanding to it.
    • to understand is the ego organization. For this one needs to grasp
    • there to be understood in a concrete sense, not abstractly, as
    • a true understanding of the human being. However, I am convinced that
    • sensitive understanding for the fact that pathological conditions can
    • the queer ones.” This demands an understanding of the subtle
    • human being that must first be met with understanding; then it can
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    • stages follow in succession. We can understand them clearly through
    • perception. To anyone who understands these things, the entire
    • degenerated to a superstitious worship of relics and belief in magic.
    • view time is not like that. And one finds little understanding for
    • understands these things. But the chatter over free will is far
    • must be trained to understand the conditions under which a person is
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    • organization, one is not in a position to understand their
    • teeth. And from that statement the understanding must follow that the
    • the sunshine. One must understand that — how humanity stands
    • understand the real nature of the human being.
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    • understand the first type of person requires the soul depth of the
    • priest. To understand this second type of person — who often is
    • intuition. For it is a matter of understanding what they do
    • people could be helped very much if our medical understanding and the
    • with special love — but should also cultivate an understanding
    • an understanding for how these things are brought about.
    • be understood, so that one relates to them in the right way.
    • misunderstand me! I'm certainly not pointing to any of these things
    • can only be really understood if one grasps clearly the connection
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    • understand an illness unless one knows its cause.
    • He does what other men wouldn't do. One can understand that. One can
    • Naturally it is a fulfillment of karma. But one can understand the
    • who achieve an understanding of these things will find opportunities
    • understanding behind it. Whether one gives communion to sick people
    • having an understanding for these things.
    • physicians also understand these things, if they recognize karma
    • anthroposophical understanding. To transform everything in life and
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    • would never attain an understanding of the human being. Certainly it
    • understanding of the external world, either in its evolution or in
    • breathing. Then it will be understood how yoga could come about in
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    • relation to the forces in the universe, and one can only understand
    • working. On the one hand if we want to understand the structure of
    • similar. Now one understands how in ordinary everyday consciousness
    • sense perception. Thought must be understood as preceding the sense
    • of past karma. If we understand the human head properly, we must say
    • again understood.
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    • or her spiritual life and experience. The understanding that should
    • understand how things relate to one another.
    • something that should be understood before anything else by those who
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    • understand the periphery of the human being; one has to ignore the
    • we really understand the place humanity has been given in this world.
    • then you can begin to understand the present human physical body with
    • again be clearly understood. In olden times people knew them well.
    • very distant star, that's what I don't understand.” Yes, of
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    • understood most correctly in its historical connection if what is
    • today this can no longer be completely understood, still it is an
    • what in olden times were called elements were understood not as
    • its living activity. But to understand that, one needs to accept the
    • expression, veiling the facts so that no one would understand them
    • understood as signs of rank, but simply as different ways that the
    • understanding of those two human conditions, would then see into the
    • When we understand
    • training behind me, I understand all that transpired at the Mystery
    • death. You will understand the passage of Christ from the Father to
    • truly related that through your understanding of the processes of
    • understood. That is the high point, the ultimate achievement of
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    • theologians and the physicians must understand what is now going to
    • understood to mean any dilettantish interference by one side into the
    • thoroughly understood by both sides. A great deal will depend upon
    • physicians understand their profession properly, they realize that
    • physician will truly understand the priest, and the priest the
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    • understanding, since they reach into profound depths, even into the
    • This earthly body needs to be understood much more than it is by
    • nature can be understood with the methods of knowledge that are
    • circulation and breathing system can only be understood if one thinks
    • formation of the arm cannot be understood from a mechanical view of
    • obliged to bring a musical understanding to it.
    • to understand is the ego organization. For this one needs to grasp
    • there to be understood in a concrete sense, not abstractly, as
    • a true understanding of the human being. However, I am convinced that
    • sensitive understanding for the fact that pathological conditions can
    • the queer ones.” This demands an understanding of the subtle
    • human being that must first be met with understanding; then it can
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    • stages follow in succession. We can understand them clearly through
    • perception. To anyone who understands these things, the entire
    • degenerated to a superstitious worship of relics and belief in magic.
    • view time is not like that. And one finds little understanding for
    • understands these things. But the chatter over free will is far
    • must be trained to understand the conditions under which a person is
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    • organization, one is not in a position to understand their
    • teeth. And from that statement the understanding must follow that the
    • the sunshine. One must understand that — how humanity stands
    • understand the real nature of the human being.
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    • understand the first type of person requires the soul depth of the
    • priest. To understand this second type of person — who often is
    • intuition. For it is a matter of understanding what they do
    • people could be helped very much if our medical understanding and the
    • with special love — but should also cultivate an understanding
    • an understanding for how these things are brought about.
    • be understood, so that one relates to them in the right way.
    • misunderstand me! I'm certainly not pointing to any of these things
    • can only be really understood if one grasps clearly the connection
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    • understand an illness unless one knows its cause.
    • He does what other men wouldn't do. One can understand that. One can
    • Naturally it is a fulfillment of karma. But one can understand the
    • who achieve an understanding of these things will find opportunities
    • understanding behind it. Whether one gives communion to sick people
    • having an understanding for these things.
    • physicians also understand these things, if they recognize karma
    • anthroposophical understanding. To transform everything in life and
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    • would never attain an understanding of the human being. Certainly it
    • understanding of the external world, either in its evolution or in
    • breathing. Then it will be understood how yoga could come about in
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    • relation to the forces in the universe, and one can only understand
    • working. On the one hand if we want to understand the structure of
    • similar. Now one understands how in ordinary everyday consciousness
    • sense perception. Thought must be understood as preceding the sense
    • of past karma. If we understand the human head properly, we must say
    • again understood.
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    • or her spiritual life and experience. The understanding that should
    • understand how things relate to one another.
    • something that should be understood before anything else by those who
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    • understand the periphery of the human being; one has to ignore the
    • we really understand the place humanity has been given in this world.
    • then you can begin to understand the present human physical body with
    • again be clearly understood. In olden times people knew them well.
    • very distant star, that's what I don't understand.” Yes, of
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    • understood most correctly in its historical connection if what is
    • today this can no longer be completely understood, still it is an
    • what in olden times were called elements were understood not as
    • its living activity. But to understand that, one needs to accept the
    • expression, veiling the facts so that no one would understand them
    • understood as signs of rank, but simply as different ways that the
    • understanding of those two human conditions, would then see into the
    • When we understand
    • training behind me, I understand all that transpired at the Mystery
    • death. You will understand the passage of Christ from the Father to
    • truly related that through your understanding of the processes of
    • understood. That is the high point, the ultimate achievement of
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    • resemble what we understand today as creation. We do not thus get
    • should clearly understand that in those days there was a lively
    • into very many things to get anywhere near an understanding of these
    • that. But we understand the nature of these Beings best if we realise
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    • misunderstanding. You may take it as definite that it is a very real
    • myself in a position to understand, and if necessary reproduce, its
    • will always be understood.
    • — without form and void. To understand what is meant by
    • brought us? We shall not understand the sublime process of the seven
    • understand what comes next, usually rendered “darkness was
    • understand him at all unless we distinguish between body, soul and
    • get a closer understanding of the activity and nature of this human
    • understood if it is looked upon as the bodily vehicle of the Elohim's
    • must go into more closely if we would understand how the spirit of
    • the Elohim permeated the other elements. We can only understand the
    • almost nothing. We can only understand the word if we think of a hen
    • has evolved. When one comes to understand this, one feels a deep awe
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    • so understood. You know that the Vulgate uses the word
    • with the question of how we should understand the “day”
    • are today. You will not understand the description of the springing-up
    • of the group-soul nature. You must clearly understand that no plants, as
    • we understand the term today, sprang up at that time, but that out of a
    • When we understand
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    • think they are able to refute it do not yet understand it. Time will
    • And this is what we do fmd, if we understand the account rightly. I
    • understand as a recapitulation of the Moon evolution.
    • this question we must first learn to understand Genesis in the right
    • understand the word yom, which is usually rendered
    • understanding. But of course it is only when you have followed up
    • first day.” We shall only understand the still deeper meaning
    • of this first day when we also understand what lies behind the verse:
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    • “darkness”? We cannot understand the Genesis account
    • understanding of all development — the fact that at each stage
    • understand existence, we must be clear that what emerged at an
    • For those whose knowledge of physics would qualify them to understand
    • knowledge of occultism would perhaps equip them to understand the
    • misunderstanding, it would be as well to clear up first another point
    • also necessary as well as light. To understand what this is, we have
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    • are able to come to an understanding with those times, which we
    • have to understand the underlying purpose of this course of
    • do not understand it if we stop short at its apparition. We can only
    • understand from this Genesis account that the whole being and
    • understand things. What does the biblical criticism of the nineteenth
    • understand the true basis of religious documents. Let us imbue
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    • our efforts to understand existence it is our
    • will not help us to understand the Genesis account, but only diligent
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    • learn to understand more exactly what “Adam” means. The
    • something which it is extraordinarily important for us to understand
    • it really understood itself. But nevertheless if we study the course
    • understand his own origin until he makes up his mind to think of his
    • already there — we have not understood our own origin. The
    • this, then we shall understand why it is that in so many accounts of
    • enable us to understand the truth. To anyone who knows the truth, it
    • understand what this means if we say that man's life of wish, of
    • misunderstand the conceptions of ancient times. The Bible is
    • impact it should make upon our souls when we learn to understand what
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    • nevertheless understand clearly that, even as late as the early
    • physical body until much later. Thus we have to understand that first
    • — and which first enables us to understand the inner nature of
    • actually mean? We only understand it aright if we realise that this
    • understand that the Elohim give up, so to speak, only a part of their
    • with has to be understood as purely spiritual, the physical emerges
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    • To understand all that is implied in this manner of dating the
    • him at Damascus and to have a right view and understanding of it. The
    • is plain that he is fully able to understand the difference between
    • the gate of death means can be understood only from the point of view
    • of spiritual science; it can be understood only when we are able to
    • illumination, the understanding once possessed by men in an atavistic
    • through spiritual science. This understanding came to Paul in order
    • to understand the super-sensible world before he can have any true
    • understanding of Christianity through super-sensible experience, is
    • and indeed if we would understand history as it truly is, we must come
    • inner life. He had to learn to understand the words: “My kingdom
    • hearers who were able to understand it: that the old spiritual vision
    • force whereby they might learn to understand what it was that had
    • to awaken in man the conviction that if he would understand Christ, he
    • have a real understanding of the Resurrection. We set ourselves at
    • understanding of the enmity cherished by the modern materialistically
    • Paul experienced it, is an event that can be understood only out of
    • super-sensible ideas. On the understanding of this event depends
    • but Christ in me.” We must strive to understand this word of
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    • from any real understanding of the Christ Impulse and how closely this
    • lack of understanding is connected with the symptoms of decline in
    • better understood. To-day, of course, there is no such concept as: a
    • understanding the problem of death in a non-materialistic way is not
    • to understand the divine and spiritual through attributes innate in
    • able of themselves to reach any true understanding of the Event of
    • abandoned. But even a genuine understanding of documents came to an
    • can lead again to an understanding of the Event of Golgotha.
    • understanding of the Mystery of Golgotha.
    • of Golgotha. The need for such understanding is urgent to-day, for
    • knowledge alone can lead to an understanding of what Paul wished to
    • What must be understood with regard to Christianity to-day is that
    • understanding of universal Christianity. Until then there can be no
    • It devolves upon those who understand the evolution of mankind to
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    • understand with greater clarity that no body can subsist without a
    • and telegraph systems are constructed, so will mutual understanding
    • soul may be called a deep and intimate understanding in regard to
    • In a future not far distant, intimate understanding will take the
    • the Buddhists and the Christians, how little do they understand and
    • Anthroposophy. And then complete understanding will reign between
    • understanding can be discerned to-day in the fact that the science of
    • declaring what he holds sacred, then no understanding is
    • Christian who is an anthroposophist says to the Buddhist: I understand
    • and believe what you understand and believe. No one who has come to
    • knowledge and understanding of these Beings.
    • anthroposophist? He will understand the particular basis of
    • would denote a fundamental misunderstanding. The essence of
    • not even understood Him. Even Paul, the one who after the Mystery of
    • understood Him only when He had appeared to him in the spirit!
    • understanding must be quickened by the deepest, most intimate occult
    • could not immediately be understood. To grasp the full meaning of this
    • clung to Jesus of Nazareth — for understanding of the Christ was
    • god. This deed of a god must be understood in all its truth and
    • Christian Initiation gives men the power to understand it. And just as
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    • the Easter thought. Understanding of the contrast and also of the
    • can be understood only in the light of the knowledge that in the head
    • of Christendom men were still endeavouring to understand the Mystery
    • empty of understanding, Good Friday became a festival in which the
    • understanding of the spiritual, must be perceived with all clarity.
    • We must learn to understand the Easter thought in all its depths. But
    • Spiritual understanding finds in the Resurrection thought the first
    • the centuries. A true understanding of the Mystery of Golgotha is what
    • yearn for understanding of his own will, for knowledge of his own
    • we learn to understand the movements of the hands on a clock. The
    • That is what must be understood, for only so can the Easter thought
    • understanding of what has been created, but that we shall become
    • that can bring about this ascent. And the moment we truly understand
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    • another. These divine Teachers, therefore, had no inner understanding
    • on — it was regarded by those who understood its import. The
    • understanding. He was able to make clear to them what I will try
    • is required to attain understanding of the fact that there were some
    • understand the eternal nature of his own soul. This understanding,
    • grandeur in it. If we are to understand these things we must no longer
    • which lie at the opposite pole. We must understand what it means that
    • those who understand and recognise them, are unmistakably reminiscent
    • other secret societies do not understand what their ritual contains,
    • acquire a new understanding for words of an Initiate such as Paul:
    • brilliantly substantiated in his book. In respect of the understanding
    • surpassed. To one who understands the nature of its founding it is
    • deeply understood. Anthroposophy would fain contribute to this
    • understanding what perhaps it alone, at the present time, is able to
    • understood only if the mystery is approached in the way indicated.
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    • understand it. I said that when, in future times, men have outgrown
    • This will help you to understand what I mean when I tell you that the
    • Prototype of Christ Himself. The understanding of Christ forms for man
    • — when it is rightly understood — reveals to man what the
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    • in a none too distant future men understand through deepened spiritual
    • spiritual-scientific understanding.
    • understanding of the Easter festival, the festival of the resurrection
    • of reaching a deeper understanding of the Easter festival. Such a
    • understanding will be attained only if we approach these truths with
    • Those who understand the tidings of Christianity in the spiritual
    • sense also understand the words which make known the identity of the
    • Testament and of the New Testament is understood only when it is
    • is a microcosm of the great world, the macrocosm. Truly understood,
    • understand what this means we shall have to penetrate into deep
    • up again into life in the Spirit when we understand the message of the
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    • The Oriental who understands this wisdom waits for the Maitreya
    • try to understand the nature of the miraculous fire into which the
    •     “preach to deaf ears; he will not be understood by men
    • It was those with the deepest understanding of Eastern wisdom who
    • understanding and discernment.
    • a way as to enable the primal wisdom again to be understood. Humanity
    • How does it present itself to men who look with understanding at the
    • who look with understanding at the Cross on Golgotha, and feel united
    • Is illness suffering? No! — so said those who truly understood
    • men cannot yet understand what the spiritual life streaming in with
    • Christ is in reality, in the future they will learn to understand it,
    • Mankind must arrive at a similar understanding about the
    • we can also understand that its influence works on, with positive and
    • anyone who really studies the matter understand the life of Elisabeth
    • understand this great Mystery. If souls allow spiritual science to
    • kindle understanding of such secrets they become fit to recognise in
    • understand this, in order that as they contemplate the Holy Grail, the
    • understand and accept what has come to pass as fact, as reality.
    • Example. Then for the first time they will learn to understand the
    • having understood this, men will begin to realise in the innermost
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    • spiritual concepts for the understanding of the Resurrection of
    • man's evolution, it may well be that we shall best understand what is
    • — may be best understood when compared with the early development
    • no understanding which can be attributed to thinking. What the child
    • nature to the original human couple on earth. And as we can understand
    • from this couple, so, in order rightly to understand the greatest gift
    • the Gospels. And the way in which they first understood the Gospels
    • understanding for the Mystery of Golgotha, which has found its way
    • the end to the Gospels; it has reached men's understanding in such a
    • present the Gospels are no better understood than the child
    • understands what it says before it can think. In the context of
    • passed through will still have the right understanding of the
    • a right understanding of the Christ-event. It is an actual fact that
    • are unable to came to an understanding of it between death and
    • At the beginning this was not understated. Therefore we see how, when
    • significance. Hence anyone who thoroughly understands the meaning of
    • human evolution understands also that the coming appearance of Christ
    • fulfil, a task of understanding, when we come — first out of the
    • conceptions, but can be understood through unprejudiced observation.
    • not rest on genuine understanding. We must ask more questions about
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    • state — a state well understood in earlier times — let us
    • little understood though it is, among sciences such as chemistry and
    • therefore understand how strong was the feeling in this young man,
    • but they had no special faculty for understanding what lay behind the
    • words they understood — “He has been buried alive!”
    • dreamer's degree of understanding. To-day it is the peculiar feature
    • said, this is something not easy to understand. We need, however, only
    • gradual change in men's whole outlook, and feeling and understanding
    • to understand these if we look back to the time before our present
    • understanding of the Mystery of Golgotha. For it is indeed true that
    • grasped. Full understanding of this will be possible only in the sixth
    • To understand what it is that must come about increasingly in this
    • understanding, intellectuality. To-day a man may be to a certain
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    • if we are to understand the human being, we must apply ourselves to
    • body, through the external senses and the understanding bound to the
    • memory. The understanding may be in order, although the memory is
    • which perhaps could not be understood otherwise. Just consider,
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    • and above all, it may be said, with the understanding created by the
    • misunderstood, and it is to be hoped that the sun-like force that
    • misunderstood her work. And those of our wider circle who could
    • here we need only observe, if we wish to understand this correctly,
    • tableau. You must quite clearly understand what a man there really
    • one. This is how Karma is created. In order to understand these things
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    • are reversed. People do not take the trouble to understand that
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    • brain-fettered understanding gives, as a rule, no solution. That can
    • understand why he has formed this friendship. I cannot make it out. No
    • books written in a way so difficult to understand? Could they not be
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    • Above all we must understand this world as spiritual, and not think of
    • Now, in order to understand all that has been related, the conclusion
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    • materialistic mind of man understands nothing. Yet man may grow into
    • understood. That is all true: but now if I join a substantive and an
    • but try to alter them. We shall immediately approach the understanding
    • must be understood in our epoch that one can only come to the Christ
    • could not understand that anything of the sort is possible, for he
    • (pardon the word) is a theologian. He could not understand it. Since
    • time to arouse an inner understanding for such significant Cosmic
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    • now become their servant. Not many people understand the meaning of
    • feeling they are prepared for understanding. In the first centuries
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    • A stroke calls forth a counterstroke; but only through many
    • intermediate happenings does the counterstroke return. The effect
    • between stroke and counterstroke is worked over in Devachan and
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    • organs being saturated, impregnated with understanding (Manas). The
    • sufficiently imbued with understanding to enable him to take the
    • The kama-manasic consciousness, dependent on understanding.
    • understand their truths in his feeling life. An example of this
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    • Thus we can gain a comprehensive understanding of the whole earth, so
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    • this is possible for one who understands and controls the life of
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    • asi’ (‘That art thou’), is to be understood as something general and
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    • understand it we must be clear about the further development of man.
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    • existed as it is now. We must understand that man belongs to the great
    • that time the dual nature of the world was understood, the opposing
    • understood as a sermon for the people, but as an intimate teaching for
    • understood in this sense. Jesus went up into the mountain with the
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    • spheres in order to understand the real mechanism of Karma.
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    • Now we can also understand the nature of sleeping and dreaming. To
    • One must understand this sequence of delicate concepts; then one
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    • the human power of understanding is not able to comprehend them. After
    • the time had been ripe for an understanding of all this in its true
    • These teachings however could not find general understanding because
    • consciousness, one understands that these forces are guided by higher
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    • understood as if each one were to cut a piece for himself out of the
    • understand that we must draw out of the physical plane what we need to
    • we can now understand why Jesus had to reach the third stage before he
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    • make themselves understood in the world, the initiates only have at
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    • If we wish to understand the whole way in which Karma works, a subject
    • understanding of the significance of Nirvana, but we will try to gain
    • speech began. For now human beings established understanding with one
    • into being. Without these great perspectives we cannot understand
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    • by actions we understand everything which proceeds from any kind of
    • is for man something of lesser importance, but when he understands how
    • the Imaginative understanding which first enables them to look into
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    • way. Only then can one understand how the astral body of man came into
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    • We understand that a merely cool, dry thought is less effective on the
    • think. But now you understand that there are beings on the astral
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    • To understand what part man takes in astral happenings, we must
    • nourishment and thus to understand the Masters, we are thereby working
    • understand the technique of reincarnation. The moment of death
    • Now we must try to understand another and similar moment, namely the
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    • if one wishes to understand reincarnation and karma. Action finds its
    • should provide once more an impulse leading to an understanding of all
    • understood with great difficulty. In ‘Iphigenia’ and
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    • now come to an understanding of the way in which man has reached the
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    • understood by the intellect. This has been a necessary phase of
    • science. Everything is understood to be in a continuous evolution.
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    • learned this from the Adepts. The Earth was therefore understood as
    • Donnerstag
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    • greater understanding of what they contain.
    • can understand why the mystic has to withdraw into himself. The true
    • Now the following is easy to understand. The human being receives warm
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    • will understand this.
    • We shall understand this from out of the spirit. The explanation the
    • greater degree into the understanding of the ways in which the
    • What today is usually not understood is that in the air there is
    • can understand that owing to this, these Beings who gave man his
    • understood.
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    • profound intuition can be understood in the following way. We know of
    • This kind of nourishment cannot be easily understood by those lacking
    • Sub-Race, the Last Supper will be understood. Even before this it will
    • understanding of the principle of helpful interaction in the case of
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    • also understand history. When Attila,
    • to be understood in the light of these great considerations.
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    • this riddle — the former by understanding the natural laws that
    • to say can we come closer to understanding these peculiar colorations
    • teacher must demonstrate an understanding of what goes on around the
    • understanding of every individual human being. We can do this,
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    • concepts and ideas he acquires in order to understand outer phenomena
    • true to himself and understand the nature of his own acts of
    • and we try to understand how it pours into, becomes manifest, in
    • well understand this, one can feel with them and discern what is in
    • some extent be understood.
    • the ground when the matter is more deeply understood. Quite apart
    • to try to understand the nature of instinct. Our study has already
    • If the expression is not misunderstood, one could call the soul life
    • understand the nature of soul life in the animal. Above all we shall
    • animal. We can best understand this particular kind of experience by
    • So we understand “pain” in the astral body by conceiving
    • understood, this needs no more explanation because spiritual
    • instruct his organs afresh.” Anyone who understands this in the
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    • in the fact that — I beg you not to misunderstand me, I mean
    • experiences the spirit as such, in the way we have understood it; in
    • understand the whole connection. From this aspect, all phrenology
    • offered by its general organization for an understanding of
    • soon see it is so. Anyone able to understand such things, if wanting
    • in a certain way a foundation is laid for the whole understanding of
    • is concerned from his situation in respect of understanding it. The
    • understanding it. In this connection I should like to refer to an
    • afterwards; he does not accomplish this with his understanding, nor
    • expression in an organ, before understanding the laws of that organ
    • will always be found, but never a Galileo who understood the same
    • understand the life of rights, the life of the State, and the whole
    • untenable this conclusion is, we shall not be able to understand that
    • line, something of essential importance. When this is understood we
    • with others who are at pains to understand man spiritually, I have
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    • for the failure to understand Anthroposophy when it says that the soul
    • understanding that have been preserved for us in external history. You
    • understood by man and lived in him as true knowledge and wisdom. In
    • way. Man's power of understanding is cruder than it was in ancient
    • the trouble really to understand the world around us.
    • learning would deem it frightful superstition if they were asked to
    • world is utterly bereft of the spirit, and he understands nothing of
    • knowledge, as this is understood in the sense of modern initiation,
    • is much better able to understand the mysteries of birth and death
    • begun to understand how the element of will inherent in the soul
    • begins to understand how his soul and spirit stream out into the
    • Moreover, he learns to understand how spirituality is brought back
    • should be led into superstition. But it is very necessary to reach a
    • up to humanity. And such a comprehension and understanding is sorely
    • been conceived out of a profound understanding of cosmic processes. We
    • must win back for ourselves once more a knowledge and an understanding
    • can understand how the human head is actually moulded in the image of
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    • You will find these thoughts necessary if you want to understand
    • things can be well understood. For the endeavour nowadays is to learn
    • sense, as that is usually understood.
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    • existence — to understand, by means of all the faculties we
    • understood by means of the faculties acquired only on the Earth; it
    • earth by means of the senses. It is quite understandable that he
    • unconscious understanding he acquired during his life on earth.
    • but has a certain kindly understanding of them, letting them be as
    • himself, in addition to the understanding by which his consciousness
    • understand them, not picking them to pieces with criticism; but as
    • well as this understanding, in itself an asset to his consciousness,
    • different aspects. According to a man's capacity for understanding
    • understood. For in everything we see here on the earth, physically to
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    • We cannot understand a human skeleton if we do not connect it
    • ultimately with man's will-nature; and we cannot understand the
    • directions. This structure of the plant is best understood if studied
    • understood in its constant interrelation with the spiritual. We can
    • knowledge can furnish a clue not only to an understanding of human
    • We learn to understand matter only when we learn to know it also from
    • when we understand the true nature of things; but they also have their
    • science, for that will not help them to understand things. The ancient
    • things themselves cannot be understood either, unless they are
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    • its needs and asks himself, “What can I understand, what is
    • consciousness today. We find our bearings when we try to understand
    • call our human understanding that we, as modern men, can say that the
    • days of ancient Greece may be as easily understood as Roman times or
    • as something clear and easily understood, what Herman Grimm often used
    • soul, so that it would be fully understood there as it lived for
    • can understand that age, so different from our own.
    • its own life. For many years we have been striving to understand the
    • striving to understand how the human soul lived in Atlantean times,
    • understanding to work; we need only give ourselves up to immediate
    • of our soul, and through what we experience with our understanding and
    • could have understood this estrangement from nature, this emphasis on
    • feeling, we shall understand better and better how those who would
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    • out of the darkness of life the understanding of what once lived at
    • understanding. “One who can see worlds without using the organs
    • understand other religions. Though he may not know it, he will
    • value of all religions are genuinely understood. When these ideas
    • will be increasingly better understood during the course of these
    • certain degree of misconception has arisen by understanding this fact
    • to understand a scale if it is said that it should be suspended from
    • higher worlds I want to know the Christ, to learn to understand His
    • essential foundation has had to be laid for an understanding of the
    • Christ. The understanding of the Christ that man gains on earth is a
    • phenomenon that can be understood by the most primitive consciousness
    • Individuality, the possibility of understanding the Christ
    • to a higher form of comprehension, if one wishes to understand the
    • understand, although anyone who has raised himself to this higher
    • comprehension will understand Him better. In Christ Jesus all that can
    • what he did.” When the difference I have described is understood,
    • the distinction will also be understood between the impulses that have
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    • describe and understand what comes to meet us in the super-sensible
    • To avoid any misunderstanding, I should like expressly to state that
    • not to be misunderstood, it has to be judged from the standpoint of
    • yet deeper understanding of the Christ Being and of the Christ
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    • an understanding of what takes place in initiates, it is necessary to
    • which, to be rightly understood must be interpreted by the occultist.
    • understanding, our feeling and willing, with which to work on what
    • concepts of his understanding and his judgements can he take with him
    • You will easily understand what it is to the soul to go through this
    • This springing beyond oneself, this looking at and understanding
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    • but aroma should not here be understood in the physical sense. You
    • how you begin to understand in a new way and to feel fresh delight and
    • sure of some particular point.” If one has understood the wish to
    • What I have just told you cannot, of course, be understood as coming
    • consideration, you will understand that what here finds expression is
    • only be this memory of the Christ when a man has rightly understood
    • orders can be understood as a kind of fear, but there is no way of
    • as a piece of historical culture, and will help you to understand much
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    • would understand the secrets of initiation, the relation of the
    • There are many signs today of how, gradually, understanding can be
    • often hear it said: “How can one understand anything of the
    • What the connections are in this sphere, how understanding is related
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    • On the other hand, in what concerns the understanding of these other
    • judgement and active understanding hold the field, will really be able
    • existence understanding must come after seeing. That is by no means
    • it will not be understood. Or it may not be a man's own fault that he
    • cannot understand it because his life and education may not hitherto
    • sound understanding and sound judgement will at length say,
    • understanding of them, even though one is quite incapable of seeing
    • is the same with the understanding of things in the super-sensible
    • world. Understanding precedes seeing, is in no way influenced by it,
    • nor does it exercise any influence over it. Previous understanding
    • previous understanding and grasping of these things with all-round
    • demand that we should dispassionately grasp and understand what is
    • understanding and with powers of judgement that flow freely into every
    • to understand things and to grasp them objectively with what every
    • power of judgement. By this way of sound understanding, by this
    • which men understand it? Why does all that only wants to be concerned
    • light of the spirit that we must not misunderstand if we are in
    • you will see how essential it is to have some understanding of what
    • you will also understand that the process and activity of thinking,
    • here only present for us as physical image. Then he can understand
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    • a thorough understanding of this soul-life. To this end it will be
    • understanding which is independent of and yet connected with us, we
    • And so you can understand, that what is described by the clairvoyant
    • with ‘intention’ to learn to understand the inner life of
    • understand what was said previously. Just as our will is inwardly
    • can easily be understood — if he accepts this and allows it to
    • declares with inner understanding of soul and feeling that if we wish
    • to understand man, we cannot do so otherwise than by recognising that
    • full understanding: Of a truth man is born from God:
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    • we understand that our present existence in the body between birth
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    • process of perception can we understand man's relation to the
    • nature of the thing we can really understand the task of the
    • worlds through the understanding of Spiritual Science. For this
    • which can grasp and understand the discoveries made by the spiritual
    • can be understood. In ancient times it still was the case that
    • When we understand evolution aright we say to this evolution: In
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    • gain a clearer understanding of our life here in the physical world.
    • person wants to know and understand the spiritual worlds — and
    • clearly understand that something like a shadow lies over this
    • admit this connection has another result when we really understand
    • that we may there find our way aright. The student who understands
    • understand Spiritual Science — such a person may perhaps not be
    • always there. Now, if you understand this thoroughly, an extremely
    • provides in all cases a valuable clue to the understanding of myths,
    • fresh conceptions and ideas if we wish to understand them, but all
    • understand the connection between what is spiritual and what is
    • suggest you should weigh well and consider; if rightly understood it
    • Father-God is understood as the relation of the Son to the Father.
    • spiritual investigator and to those who understand Spiritual Science,
    • when we live in the physical body; but to understand Christ aright,
    • the Christ when we understand the entering into the Spirit, when we
    • understand dying in the right way. In Christ we die —
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    • will understand me when I say that earth-life — not the
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    • must first prepare by bringing sympathetic understanding. The Spirit
    • This will be best understood if we take an example which is as
    • understanding, we have to realise that in the spiritual world the
    • comprehensible to you, that in order to understand the spiritual
    • understanding of the spiritual worlds. A person living between death
    • to have a correct understanding of the truths of Spiritual Science.
    • through understanding the laws of spiritual existence. It is
    • is the great social problem confronting those who understand life;
    • understand them may be attracted to the times we are approaching. We
    • physical environment, and of what can be understood by the intellect
    • which to see and understand the spiritual worlds. First, people will
    • have to understand them, and then they will begin with understanding
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    • the human element in the world, finding a deeper understanding of our
    • much can be understood about humanity, in this earthly life, through
    • understood about Christianity, so far, is only a beginning. It
    • understanding was not ripe for more. Only now, in the fifth
    • humanity becoming ripe to understand, not merely the fact that the
    • significance of this event. Mankind will be able to understand the
    • of social life a new understanding of man must be found, and must
    • for the world, for the social life of humanity, for the understanding
    • can be understood by the soul of another person who in old age
    • social feeling and understanding which should prevail between man and
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    • the human element in the world, finding a deeper understanding of our
    • understanding of the human situation to-day may spring forth.
    • seeks deeper understanding, is a fact to be kept in mind — a
    • really understands the world, the earthly spiritual life which
    • clearly understand what this signifies.
    • understanding of the second “limb” of the social
    • readily understand what this relation is if you compel yourselves to
    • person — quite understandably — to seek in spiritual life
    • accordingly, who through spiritual science understand man's place in
    • question. Not to have understood that is the tragic fate of the
    • clearly understood: the way of nationalism is a reversion to the Old
    • it is to-day. Lack of understanding among human beings is indeed the
    • middle-class. Age and youth, too — how little they understand
    • into account. We may try to reach an understanding with youth on the
    • understand the way through thinking, which consists in becoming
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    • the human element in the world, finding a deeper understanding of our
    • — in his efforts to understand the present time, this man was
    • concerned to understand exactly what it is. Moreover, the various
    • spinning out the old traditions, but with no understanding for them.
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    • aspects that shall help our understanding. In today's lecture it will
    • be my specific aim to help you understand that contrast between the
    • few men have ever had so clear an understanding of the relation of
    • is something man understands on its own ground, in and by itself.
    • fully conscious of the fact: You cannot possibly understand any
    • understand even organic phenomena in terms of potentials, of centric
    • this way, Phenomena in which Life is working can never be understood
    • realize that calculation ceases where we want to understand what is
    • Friends, I have been saying to the end that we may understand how the
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    • modern Physics does not really understand what this leap involves.
    • Till we take steps to understand it, it will however be quite
    • then revise what is necessary for the understanding of it. Now I will
    • little farther and you will no longer be so remote from understanding
    • Here then you have the real relationship to man. To understand what
    • the possibility of understanding why yellowish colours on the one
    • how you will best understand it, you need only think for instance of
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    • — has after all proved difficult for some of you to understand.
    • Do not be troubled if this is so; you will understand it better by
    • you who found things difficult to understand). Your difficulty lies
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    • way to an understanding also of this phenomenon. In the first place
    • intimately united, we learn to know and understand the real velocity.
    • with our etheric body. You will never understand what light is
    • understand this rightly! In the one instance you see colours in the
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    • in the realm of light, it will also help us observe and understand
    • stronger light and less strong. The point is now to understand: How
    • include among the given facts what is understood by the term
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    • never tell us what we are to understand by soul and mind and
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    • obtains of a horse corresponds to an outward reality, understands
    • oscillations. Yet we do not understand what is happening in such a
    • and understand how man himself is placed into the midst even of
    • and come to an understanding with yourself. The eye always proceeds
    • understand what you were hearing, you first repeated it aloud. Such
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    • spiritual way to understand the formula, v = s/t. We said
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    • become the inner structure of our understanding of the phenomena of
    • electricity and magnetism, so also must we understand the structure
    • said, future generations would find it difficult to understand that
    • understand such scientific madness would not be easy for a future
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    • within the limits to which understanding of the higher worlds is
    • of water. So we can understand that when man surrenders himself to the
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    • presently understand the reason for these designations.
    • to understand how man is born as a Little World, a Microcosm, out of
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    • To obviate any possible misunderstanding, I want to emphasise that the
    • capable of understanding what the wisdom of the universe has built
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    • inner being. To understand this it is necessary to have clearly in
    • thinking we shall acquire wise understanding of the phenomena of the
    • are not. A man who does not rightly understand the mirror-image lends
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    • can deal by himself with what is generally understood as the Venus
    • was this? We shall understand it best by considering the moment of
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    • To understand such a process we must be able to form an idea of the
    • only a last and moreover entirely misunderstood echo of acts once
    • available. But we shall understand the import of the modern method of
    • revealed to him that he can understand the order and harmony he
    • understood by applying to it the designations used in connection with
    • pp. 102-221 in the 1962-3 edition.] and we can now understand the
    • been formed out of different spiritual worlds. To understand this we
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    • be misunderstood.
    • understand conditions in that world. Our choleric temperament, for
    • understood when it is known that the range of the conscious
    • enabling him to understand these islands in the soul and to cope with
    • thrown into utter confusion; but if a person is helped to understand
    • understanding we can introduce into our conscious life, the better it
    • experience when he enters the Elementary World. We shall understand
    • overstep. Whenever a person uses this little word “one” in
    • understand that all of us are beings capable of development and so are
    • To avoid misunderstanding I must here mention that in manuals on
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    • The contents of today's lecture will be better understood if we begin
    • the Macrocosm into the Microcosm. It is quite understandable that in
    • In order that we may understand one another fully, I will speak about
    • to higher and higher stages and finally achieve a real understanding
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    • This must not be misunderstood. Further reflection upon it leads to a
    • true understanding of life. In by far the great majority of people an
    • is understandable. If, however, it goes so far as to make people say
    • experiences connected with the higher worlds. Anyone who understands
    • is little understanding today for such a degree of objectivity. Anyone
    • understanding but people who read what I said and then my next book,
    • understand that I was not a disciple of Nietzsche, for I had portrayed
    • heritage of mankind. Only by realising this can we understand the
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    • made to describe the higher worlds, it is quite understandable that
    • everything external and physical can only be understood if it is
    • hear people who do not understand what is happening, complaining:
    • deteriorated.’ Those who really understand will not complain but
    • increase our understanding of human evolution. Man was not always as
    • shall find this easy to understand if we apply to it all that has been
    • transformations, the brain of one only. We cannot understand the heart
    • sheer stupidity, for in order to understand them individually the
    • period of their development must be taken into account. To understand
    • older or younger formations, we shall not understand much about the
    • understanding what is shown to us by ordinary science, if true
    • back. The human physical organism can be understood only when
    • clairvoyant investigator, we can understand that it will also express
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    • But in order fully to understand the great problems which have to be
    • ideas accessible today if we want to have a clear understanding of the
    • understood.
    • intuitively understand. Thus the spiritual investigator appeals more
    • understand their own nature, can agree with him spontaneously, even if
    • possibility of understanding what has been presented here. Account has
    • been taken of the fact that understanding cannot be immediate but only
    • We shall be able to understand these different conditions if we
    • absurd to ask: how does it come about? For no-one can understand how a
    • to be warmed by an ideal. Such a process must be understood inwardly.
    • Saturn? How can we understand it? Only by realising that the warmth of
    • Therefore we can understand the origin of our Earth by going back to
    • With this in mind we can understand why it is said in my book,
    • Indications have now been given as to how it is possible to understand
    • yet circumstances are such that we have no understanding of one
    • knowledge that may give us understanding of the world, of its
    • living waters, then we have understood and grasped the impulse that
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    • who believe they understand a lot about the scientific outlook
    • sense world. Those also have not understood the experience of
    • misunderstanding of all to believe that we wish to set up any
    • will be understood, when the intentions of the
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    • understanding of the science of spirit, that is, for people who
    • connection are misunderstood, so that the science of spirit is
    • If one has only a superficial understanding of what we
    • of his being. It is therefore understandable that the science
    • of spirit is not only considered to be difficult to understand,
    • but is attacked, misunderstood and confused with all sorts of
    • a few superstitious ideas.
    • happens with the science of spirit, completely misunderstood
    • of their own lack of understanding. For the scientist of spirit
    • viewpoint can easily be added, when you understand that it all
    • arrive at a reasonable and logical understanding of it, a human
    • understand it.
    • so that the case can be understood by anyone on the one hand
    • One can understand it. But as a scientist of spirit one
    • understanding.
    • the necessity of understanding the nature of abnormal cases, in
    • normally understand our destiny, which
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    • to our age do not understand the purpose of human evolution.
    • superstitious, and as far as present day education is
    • the Science of the Spirit we can come to a real understanding
    • flowers, and we can come to understand how connections of a
    • They knew how to understand the spiritual in the outer world of
    • super-sensible knowledge in order to understand Christianity in
    • attain an understanding of Christianity which can satisfy the
    • understanding of Christianity. Whenever I hear such
    • see that this science has nothing superstitious about it, but
    • understanding for such necessary progress in the
    • awaken the spirit again, or whether an understanding for
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    • can see how human beings who have some understanding of the spiritual may
    • understanding that exist within himself.
    • the possibility of understanding Spiritual Science is held back
    • through Ahrimanic influence in the soul does that understanding
    • everyday consciousness understands and can account for, and a
    • the soul. Hence the preparatory condition for actual understanding of
    • the seer, but it can be understood by every human soul if this
    • anyone wish to understand occult truths through the original moral
    • understanding life and mankind through this knowledge. But lest the
    • misunderstanding, I will mention yet another fact which may mitigate
    • his soul, undisturbed by Ahrimanic influences, can understand
    • instrument. This is easy to understand if we consider the chief
    • Sun- and Moon-evolutions — may be understood. Reference is made
    • begins. The findings of occult investigation can be understood today by
    • understands their full significance cannot possibly deny the need to
    • understand the facts that lie at the foundation of man's occult
    • the spiritual movements of our time, Anthroposophy as it is here understood
    • semblance towards reality. And because genuine understanding of these
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    • understand, even for those who have already reached an advanced stage
    • human mind it is the one that can most easily be misunderstood. This
    • can be understood, but what is incomparable defies all comparison and
    • to understand things. Those of you who have often followed my lectures
    • others less satisfactory. In order to understand the things of the
    • understanding realities — above all super-sensible realities
    • a great deal of misunderstanding may arise from this statement, but
    • mythology Jehovah was understood through Michael.
    • understand this we must consider the Mystery of Golgotha from another
    • now think of the laws of Nature. A great deal can be understood by studying
    • if we do not realise that the understanding of life as such is
    • believe that through scientific knowledge a fundamental understanding
    • understand all that the Christ Impulse, all that the Mystery of
    • world-picture that promotes understanding of the material world
    • which understanding can come.
    • towards an understanding of Christ's life descending from
    • as it can now be understood. From time to time other revelations will
    • understanding of the super-sensible worlds towards which we will strive
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    • rightly understood, not erroneous but entirely proper. Moreover, if
    • essence of scientific thinking is easily misunderstood, if we look
    • research cannot be understood unless its development is traced
    • Though he may have understood himself quite well,
    • As I said earlier, Nicholas probably understood himself quite well,
    • but a latter-day observer finds him hard to understand. This becomes
    • provided they are rightly understood — can be brought to
    • This is what makes it hard to understand a man like Nicholas Cusanus.
    • scientifically understandable.” This is what Nicholas
    • to understand what led to the birth of Western science, must
    • understand this century that lies between the Docta Ignorantia
    • to understand the true meaning of science, we must study the
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    • ancient times is necessary so that we can better understand the quest
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    • of scientific thinking is to be correctly understood, it must be
    • understand the origin of the later mathematical way of thinking that
    • inwardly experienced in what is generally understood by this term;
    • understand how Spinoza experienced his Ethics, for example, in a
    • understand all this if I apply Descartes’ space scheme, the
    • understanding of the blood experience. Mathematics no longer goes
    • this way, out of the truly human element, can one understand what
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    • it cannot be really understood and is at most simply assumed to be a
    • cannot but accept the Copernican world picture. He understood the
    • because everybody understands them.
    • understood by the simplest person, because there they are always
    • namely differential and integral calculus. Please, do not misunderstand me.
    • understandable. He shuddered at what he thought would come from a
    • must die, we must look at and understand all that is dead in the
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    • understanding it through the interrelationship of its parts, we find
    • If we want to understand modern thinking, we must continually recall
    • justified, if rightly understood. But, if we hope to objectively and
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    • world. The thinkers no longer understand human nature. They did not
    • clairvoyant perception. This has not yet been understood. The
    • And again it was not understood.
    • could not understand man's spirituality. They would have had to
    • about nature, all understanding was gradually lost. This is what
    • to split water into its two components. The point is to understand
    • for an understanding of man.
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    • explanations of the falling stone (misunderstood in most cases today)
    • certain amount of human feeling. Just as you can understand the
    • kind of physics could not longer understand man. What had been
    • I lose the ability to understand a movement inwardly if I do not
    • human element. If we want to understand rest or motion, we must
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    • concepts. Then we shall better understand what these concepts signify
    • understand that the phenomena of external culture are inwardly
    • would only like to say that we can better understand what we are
    • understood only by men who specifically study initiation science. The
    • differently that we can no longer understand such a book. When
    • understood what he was writing about. One can see that in his
    • find the same thing — deep insights that were well understood
    • understood. That is the characteristic process. At last in the
    • Thirteenth or Fourteenth Century, the understanding disappears almost
    • Fourteenth Century, though less and less understood. This ancient
    • less understood. The worlds of men like Paracelsus, van Helmont, or
    • impression that this is all they need to understand the body. But
    • man, whom one no longer understood. Man had been turned into an empty
    • understood either, since physics, chemistry, and psychology, all in
    • order to understand the animal. One had to start somewhere, so in the
    • understandable from the historical standpoint. It makes good sense
    • cannot understand the origin of science if we look at it only from
    • understand the significance of man's historical development.
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    • We must clearly understand, for instance, that because the formative
    • processes in the world that we seek to understand, but only in a
    • understand this by a simple illustration. If you watch a moving
    • through his physical organism, and you must understand that in man
    • These indications will have to be understood. Then, we shall realize
    • rediscover velocity in movement. Then, we will understand what this
    • understand what they observe as nascent states of being. Only then
    • only be understood, if one comprehends the further course of things,
    • not in a superstitious, prophetic sense but by beginning now to do
    • discovered but don't understand. Those of us who work in the
    • On the other hand, one need only understand clearly what pure
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    • through the understandings achieved by spiritual science. With extensive
    • would consider it is this. You would say, yes, I understand the
    • understand that much of our thinking misses the phenomena of nature if
    • sphere. It will be understood that the sun's corona and similar
    • What must be understood is this: when we go from ordinary reckoning
    • opposed to the real. The understanding of this is of great importance
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    • through the understandings achieved by spiritual science. With extensive
    • the real ideas necessary to understand physics, since this period, the
    • understood. Thus the concepts of fire or heat or as much of them as
    • could be understood were assumed to be the same as were held by the
    • into your understanding if I make a short historical sketch at this
    • understanding of the matter.)
    • cosmic regions beyond the earth. It is in this way we must understand
    • the understanding of heat if we seek again to establish the connection
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    • through the understandings achieved by spiritual science. With extensive
    • unidimensional geometry would have no possibility of understanding
    • understanding similar to that reached in the preceding course of
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    • through the understandings achieved by spiritual science. With extensive
    • modern physics places in the path to a real understanding of the
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    • through the understandings achieved by spiritual science. With extensive
    • element. But you need to understand a method of looking at these
    • understand that the gaseous removes itself from the influence of the
    • consider such things. For then we begin to get an understanding as to
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    • through the understandings achieved by spiritual science. With extensive
    • this field the way will open to an understanding of what heat really
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    • through the understandings achieved by spiritual science. With extensive
    • use these terms in order to lead us nearer to an understanding of the
    • be easily understood by our thinking. Under the influence of the
    • The whole matter as it is understood now rests on the belief that we
    • energy, of acoustical energy. But it is not to be understood that when
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    • through the understandings achieved by spiritual science. With extensive
    • mechanical theory of heat as this theory is understood by thinkers in
    • perpetuum mobile. It might be better understood in some quarters if,
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    • through the understandings achieved by spiritual science. With extensive
    • understand physical things if we observe them separately from man
    • I will try as follows to lead you to an understanding of this: suppose
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    • will rise to an understanding of what the heat entity is in its
    • understanding of the human form from what you can see in either
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    • through the understandings achieved by spiritual science. With extensive
    • brightness as such. Therefore, what I bring into my understanding here
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    • through the understandings achieved by spiritual science. With extensive
    • As a help toward the understanding of the being of heat, I wish to
    • that there is a certain difficulty in understanding what is really
    • that we can get helpful ideas for understanding heat from the realm of
    • I said there was a certain difficulty in understanding what a
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    • through the understandings achieved by spiritual science. With extensive
    • understand this, we cannot understand or do anything in the realm of
    • mechanical process as it is understood in the sense of the second
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    • through the understandings achieved by spiritual science. With extensive
    • of course, understand that it belongs to the nature of matter that
    • really understand correctly that we have here the forces of the earth,
    • then we have understood something further, if we will grasp the
    • considered as necessary for a real understanding, then we can see that
    • Our understanding of man himself is really much broadened, you see, if
    • we bring an understanding of physical problems to bear on the human
    • can understand what must happen. Since the time has come when we must
    • the planetary world, if we will understand the terrestrial bodies, and
    • see when we understand macroscopically these processes microscopically
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    • ancient spiritual traditions which are no longer properly understood,
    • become only a superstructure of Natural Science gained by Mathematics,
    • picture one can no doubt understand the human physical body. But the
    • of mankind. In modern Science man is understood as a true reality only
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    • when this Philosophy is once there it can be grasped and understood by
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    • life has gone out of it. If we understand the nature of the corpse, we
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    • the physical senses. Now it depends on the understanding which man can
    • understanding with one's whole nature and being what observation has
    • which can be experienced with full understanding by the soul in
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    • based upon the so-called Rosicrucian method. Please do not misunderstand
    • and need to understand. What is the specific characteristic of our time?
    • in order to understand the spiritual. At this point, perhaps, a warning
    • more greatly misunderstood than anything else in the world.
    • understanding would be made by rationalistic thought and he realized
    • were entirely misunderstood. For this reason one cannot be informed truly
    • until they are fully understood. Today, however, it will merely be
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    • of formlessness?” This will be understood at once when we turn
    • to the whole organism. If you want to understand what pain is in the
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    • To understand how the
    • or other is explained to you and you have understood it, then the ego
    • from a momentary understanding. We will clarify our minds as to how,
    • Spiritually, this is the same process as the manifestation of understanding
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    • when studying the sacred records of religion. You must understand me
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    • is the case, and the best way to understand these relationships will be
    • principle applies here as in the case of the young child; he understands
    • be hoped that those who come after us will understand and be more lenient
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    • bodies and keep them flexible. Please understand me well. It was only
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    • to be understood in the physical sense but as meaning in respect of
    • different. Today man understands how to make the forces contained in
    • that understanding of the new age was to be expected. The great initiate
    • but that they shall be understood by the heart. A man is then strong
    • him and he tried to understand and fathom them. The wonderful stellar
    • He no longer understands the spiritual world. This is clearly indicated
    • which has so well understood how to adorn the earth with masterpieces
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    • that the present can best he understood in the light of the past and its
    • happenings, and we shall most easily discover and understand the
    • into the material world. The greater the understanding acquired by man
    • “If you learn to understand that the spiritual is present in
    • This profound utterance in St. John's Gospel is not to be understood
    • disciple,” is to be understood in the sense that love based on
    • from any of these biblical utterances but when it is rightly understood
    • can only enrich them with a deeper understanding of Christian grace.
    • In the world today there is still little understanding of Christ. Mankind
    • understanding of wisdom was to be found. When he felt his end approaching
    • from the being one loves is suffering? But the man who has understood
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    • humanity. To understand this better we will consider the principle
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    • be single individuals who will understand what I want to say, but
    • is capable of understanding the Fairy Tale knows that Goethe was a
    • special soul-atmosphere was needed in order to understand such
    • man before the Holy of Holies; he had to understand that truth is
    • himself understood as to such things. In the first part of “Faust,”
    • understood perfectly what was signified by the expression “born
    • again of water.” And we can see in what sense he understood it
    • He alone understands freedom who has set his own nature free; —
    • Will. Man can only understand his innermost forces, he can only
    • understand himself when he meets with the light of the lamp which can
    • of the word a Theosophist. He understood what it means that all the
    • but he also understood that what man is trying to do is impossible to
    • creed. We can only understand them completely when we see our own
    • It is of profound significance if we are able to understand the words
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    • Goethe aright. It is impossible for instance rightly to understand
    • understand when we have the key to it, that in this Fairy Tale Goethe
    • to a knowledge reaching far beyond what can be understood by the
    • of Theosophy. There is much in Goethe which we can only understand
    • love whereby all men can understand one another, and the golden king
    • shall understand which is the right road. The Serpent has proclaimed
    • itself. And now we understand the meaning of love, it is a Sacrifice
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    • correction. This is not the case. To understand the significance of
    • mysteries of existence were understood in earlier times. The one who
    • To really understand Christmas one must look back to that turning
    • rightly understood points to the dawn of a new age. Whenever an
    • Let us understand this whole course of evolution correctly. After the
    • We can understand the deeper meaning of the Christmas festival only if
    • little understood. The event that occurred in Palestine took place
    • misunderstand it. But if it is comprehended in this way, it will also
    • be understood why from this moment onward God can be thought of as a
    • differently, can now be understood in the form of three Divine
    • If we comprehend this, we also understand that the ancient festival of
    • must be understood if we wish fully to decipher the Christmas
    • on today should be understood in the sense in which Christ has spoken,
    • because, if we truly understand what the Christmas festival expresses,
    • world. The one who can really understand them, celebrating them with
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    • clearly pertinent understanding of all the preparations now being made
    • understanding of Christmas than the material being published today.
    • spiritual-scientific lectures to understand what the ancient sages
    • universe and understood that we have become human beings through what
    • destination. The Christmas festival, rightly understood, is the
    • this understanding. We do not wish to send a dogma a mere doctrine or
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    • of the "Persian," or the "Israelite." Now we can understand how it was
    • The sixth degree was that of the "Sun Hero," and we must understand
    • and sacred Iris. At that time man still understood the language of
    • the leaves, in the rumbling of thunder, is no longer understood by
    • him, but at that time he could understand it. He felt something that
    • heard it and understood it, and knew that Tao streamed through the
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    • shall come to a mutual understanding in the course of the lectures.
    • goes on, we acquire an understanding born of feeling and of perception
    • understanding. We should not believe that we can acquire a spiritual
    • understanding by mere sentimentality, by simply repeating continually
    • this understanding if we intend to speak about the things which are to
    • beings of an ever higher order. If we wish to acquire an understanding
    • understanding, to the present power of comprehension. I am speaking to
    • touch with our hands, and grasp with our understanding in ordinary
    • which can be thus expressed: “I now understand what I experience
    • strikes me: I understand this now for the first time, I can only learn
    • understand the inmost parts of my soul through external nature when
    • it to disappear, we obtain an understanding of that which fills the
    • then to have a spiritual understanding of what we experience when a
    • or that our understanding (which is connected with the brain)
    • snow so work upon us that by it we gain an understanding of what
    • is how I understand the subject which was put before me.
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    • principles of man's nature, which at first we understand as the ego
    • the sphere of ordinary life. In ordinary life we only understand by
    • understand this quite correctly, for this is extremely important. If a
    • see spread out before our senses and which we can understand with our
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    • understand this. Suppose a man so lived that should he desire to live
    • own, we can nevertheless understand him, because he has passed through
    • difficult to understand someone they encounter in a distant region or
    • that over the whole earth-sphere there can be mutual understanding of
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    • amounts to a perception, an understanding of, an immersion in another
    • own shell. The shell — so we understand — consists of a
    • vision, the occult perception and understanding are stimulated; —
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    • reciprocity of the planetary systems. Mutual understanding prevails
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    • are higher than the Spirits of Form. Now if we want to understand all
    • should understand that the spirits of the Third Hierarchy which had
    • physical Saturn. We shall understand still better what is in question
    • only do we understand them aright. Then, too, does the evolution of
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    • YOU will have understood from the former lectures, that when we gaze
    • men understand one another by their speech. So, in a similar way there
    • is mutual understanding between one planetary system and another by
    • star, but for its surrounding planets. Let us understand correctly. In
    • We can best understand this matter if we compare it with what a man
    • for we actually gain the impression of an etheric body. We understand
    • understand something of such things; for he knows, for example, that
    • an understanding of the impression we need for the sphere of the
    • nature of the Cherubim and Seraphim, in order to understand the
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    • possible for you to understand how clairvoyant consciousness perceives
    • understand in the right sense the spiritual beings who participate in
    • instance, no one really understands the content of the Gospels unless
    • part are no longer understood today — the sentence in the
    • in occult writings are most correctly understood if no endeavor is
    • longer rightly organized for the understanding of these old facts. To
    • from someone externally. Everyone who understands these things knows
    • example, to show you how one must often understand things in the old
    • not appear to us as an individuality; we can only understand it here
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    • manifold mistakes and misunderstandings. Thus, misunderstanding would
    • Mazdao, in the Egyptian (if one really understands what stands behind
    • with that teaching which in its time was rightly understood and in
    • always long for new sensations, but try to understand a little of what
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    • course of these lectures, are above all, active there. To understand
    • understand, and occult vision tells us, that the astral nature of the
    • was represented earlier, we must always understand that these
    • of the mineral kingdom can be understood in this way.
    • understood — that from the same sun proceeds not only the physical part
    • which otherwise can never be understood, in which it is said that
    • verus Luciferus,” may be understood. It does not sound quite
    • soul, for every human heart, if only we understand it rightly.
    • moral understanding of humanity on the earth. Thus we do not wish to
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    • understanding of this early document of man as well. We actually speak
    • in the prime of life, but rather, through the properly understood ego,
    • thousandth generation’.” If, however, the ego is not understood
    • referred to in the fourth Commandment that must be understood. When
    • is received today externally and abstractly, those who have understood
    • The fifth Commandment says something that is to be understood in its
    • understood the special power of the Jehovah God and hold before us the
    • one is to understand the Ten Commandments, one would have to feel and
    • they would be right, but they happen not to understand them.
    • understood them in early Christian times spoke of the Laws of Moses in
    • understood Christianity, of the impulses that served as a preparation
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    • difficult conditions. We will be better able to understand why this is
    • means could be known and understood in the dark age of Kali Yuga.
    • capacity to understand. His knowledge gradually became limited to the
    • dreamers and fools, but may instead have the support and understanding
    • death for lack of understanding. Spiritual science shall indeed
    • already passed through death. If he has gained an understanding for it
    • acquire an understanding for the Christ event here on earth, the
    • understanding of Christ's real coming, will reject such
    • understanding for the possibility of entering the spiritual world
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    • understand the yearnings, the seeking of the human soul, and we shall
    • understand in our time, the path through initiation. Thus there
    • to instruct us. When we begin to understand the Gospels in the light
    • more things which can be understood and felt at the present time only
    • when approached with the right spiritual-scientific understanding. We
    • understanding of man. When this fact is stated abstractly as an item
    • understanding of the mission of the Earth, for that which should
    • understand that in Christ Jesus something had to appear which was
    • must keep this difference clearly in mind if we wish to understand
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    • understandable to everyone. In our time this requires us to go deeply,
    • the point of departure, if we wish to understand what the way of
    • Earth-evolution, for it leads man to a certain understanding, to a
    • is just the task of spiritual science to understand that we live in a
    • of the anthroposophical mood will proceed complete understanding,
    • anthroposophists can understand: He learns to know that the founder of
    • which is acknowledged by every initiate and by all men who understand
    • not their error. So we go to those who understand Buddhism and we
    • create an understanding for every form of religion proceeding out of
    • what we call having an understanding for the various forms of religion
    • earth there is another form of religion, and that those who understand
    • we find the reciprocal understanding of the religions in such a way
    • produce an understanding which unites men over the whole earth, we
    • understandable if we mention first some preliminary conditions. We can
    • be understood through the principle of Christian initiation. Now, a
    • true understanding of this death can be won only if we make quite
    • Fundamentally, it might be said — but you must not misunderstand
    • anthroposophy teaches a full understanding of this assertion. The
    • to the other teaching, they will learn to understand their
    • earth; I experience joy and sorrow; I must understand that what I
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    • definite clear understanding, act as he did. Still
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    • understand one another in the relation of man to man by means of the
    • understand one another here by means of thinking, — this we have
    • which we have mutual understanding with other human beings. Without
    • Thus are things woven in the cosmic order, and man is understood only
    • cosmic order. In this way one understands, not only the single person,
    • into the higher worlds. In order to understand his entire, total
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    • The Need for Understanding The Christ
    • The Need for Understanding The Christ
    • developed primarily the human understanding. I do not say that for
    • more than anything else, this calls upon the understanding, upon the
    • basis upon which to understand that the forces of thought we develop
    • pre-earthly existence. We do not quite rightly understand the earthly
    • order to understand what I wish to bring out today. Standing here upon
    • own freedom, the understanding of Christ Jesus, which had existed
    • Gnosis. That most extraordinary understanding of Christ by Gnosis,
    • an understanding of Christianity is to be seen in Augustine. In this
    • Augustine we see a spirit who could no longer understand the ancient
    • everything. This was something that Augustine could not understand.
    • What Gnosis understood, and what was no longer understood later; what
    • our own period does not at all understand, — this is true: no
    • the content of the gospels was less and less understood. You see, the
    • no connection with the spiritual world and thus cannot understand the
    • bestow upon them an understanding of what no longer lived within their
    • history of humanity, but also a spiritual event. No one can understand
    • the Event of Golgotha who does not understand it in the spirit.
    • preparation for a new understanding of the Christ and of the Mystery
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    • guide his young listeners toward an understanding of themselves within
    • pass by other human beings and cannot understand them. This too
    • a being whose nature is not understood today, and yet it is clear
    • for otherwise there would be no possibility of understanding Nature.
    • — if you understand yourselves aright. Whether one has to
    • not a question of finding fault but only of trying to understand. I
    • not a matter of finding fault, but of the need for understanding. For
    • the most important thing is to understand what is experienced deeply
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    • guide his young listeners toward an understanding of themselves within
    • young and old, could come to an understanding with one another about
    • feeling, and it still is the feeling today. It can only be understood
    • understand the Christ Event. Try to get from contemporary theology an
    • spiritual life simply show no understanding. Just think how little is
    • understood about the essence of the founding of the Waldorf School,
    • understand the Mystery of Golgotha, because it had not taken place.
    • could still be dimly understood in the age that followed. Then came
    • souls: a striving to understand once again the Mystery of Golgotha.
    • soul. The twentieth century is challenged to understand it with new
    • powers. Modern youth, when it understands itself, is demanding to be
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    • guide his young listeners toward an understanding of themselves within
    • this knowledge as a basis we cannot understand earlier times. Later
    • of understanding it at all. And for a great number of University
    • understood, it is very disagreeable when anyone takes this seriously.
    • understand that; but there is just this, that this folly is the true
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    • guide his young listeners toward an understanding of themselves within
    • faculty of understanding driving away the old spirituality.
    • existence. So that for Nietzsche, Greek art could be understood only
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    • guide his young listeners toward an understanding of themselves within
    • and seriously into this idea and you will understand that it is only
    • but only to elucidate things for our better mutual understanding.
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    • guide his young listeners toward an understanding of themselves within
    • shall understand one another still better if I call to your attention
    • although misjudged and misunderstood today by the majority of
    • and still is, so little understood. Today we relegate to the sphere
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    • guide his young listeners toward an understanding of themselves within
    • understand ourselves.
    • subject — it is impossible to understand what Albertus Magnus
    • is at the bottom of all this? In olden times men understood the
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    • guide his young listeners toward an understanding of themselves within
    • to understand rightly the nature of thought which had, as it were,
    • understand how to read the stars.
    • You will only understand if you develop in Freedom the inner impulse
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    • guide his young listeners toward an understanding of themselves within
    • itself, as we understand it today, is a special characteristic of the
    • introductory words serve as a basis to understand that in the
    • quite unintelligible. But at that time it was self-understood that
    • understood in those days, and it was not the dry, abstract stuff of
    • were not met with understanding. How clearly we see this search for
    • question of acquiring a real understanding of the super-sensible world
    • the physical body and the soul can be understood only at infinity.
    • this is symptomatic of the incapacity of the age to understand the
    • human being. For, firstly, if one seeks to understand the human
    • being, the power of intellectualism ceases. Man cannot be understood
    • life of mind and heart. And, secondly, understanding of man is not to
    • be able to understand the physical body of man, nothing at all of the
    • to what is a prime necessity for understanding man. In the case of
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    • guide his young listeners toward an understanding of themselves within
    • in order to understand these things thoroughly we must consider from
    • Michelet is supposed to have said: “I don't understand
    • phantasy of which modern science speaks. To understand the fullness
    • order to understand youth in its relation to the older generation we
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    • guide his young listeners toward an understanding of themselves within
    • not through the content of science as science is understood today.
    • understands nothing of what confronts one as the other human being
    • understood everything, after thirty years it is often apparent that
    • they have understood nothing whatever. Thus the configuration of soul
    • school so that he does not disgrace us. But we need an understanding
    • for the imponderable things in life, an understanding for the unity
    • who does not learn it from prayer. This must not be understood
    • of course, is all rather an overstatement, and yet it does
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    • guide his young listeners toward an understanding of themselves within
    • so, we should be understanding only the old again. We must learn to
    • to us entirely spiritual which are misunderstood today. We
    • misunderstand them if we believe that in the first post-Atlantean
    • striving to understand man as a being of soul and spirit, and
    • understanding of historical evolution.
    • see, whoever comes to an understanding of the human being in the way
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    • guide his young listeners toward an understanding of themselves within
    • you. Elaborate it for yourselves and you will perhaps understand
    • draws from Nature, we can never understand man. What does our
    • understood the kingdoms of Nature as arising out of man, modern
    • no longer understand man.
    • is clear proof that the human being is no longer inwardly understood.
    • centers — but libraries did not exist. Do not misunderstand me
    • understand in a new and living way the words of Christ: “My
    • must be understood so thoroughly that one can answer the question:
    • to say which the young long to receive and understand.
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    • world views to a real understanding of that which so vitally concerns
    • understanding for the purpose and value of personality in the world if
    • can understand if we find analogies to our own human evolution and to
    • conception of the human being; only then can we understand the special
    • the divine beings. Do not misunderstand me: it is not the prime
    • I am only able to understand the world if I conceive of it in
    • only arrive at an understanding of the world if we base it on this
    • always emphasized the fact that it is only possible to understand
    • sense of the triad; that it cannot be understood if it is considered
    • duad. If we wish to understand Goethe's Faust, we must realize,
    • We must consider such profound aspects if we wish to understand
    • understanding of those impulses which radiate from the Michael being
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    • been characterized. In order to understand fully the illusion which
    • thing that must occur through the right understanding of man's
    • and must not be touched understand them very little. They must be
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    • Luciferic development shall we really understand the being of man and
    • making himself understood to the human being. The greatest Messenger
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    • through them, out to other human beings. One cannot understand ancient
    • We shall only gain a complete understanding of this placing, side by
    • understand it. But he becomes aware, or at least, may become aware of
    • to understand external nature.
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    • history, it is also necessary to develop an understanding for the
    • beings. To fail to understand these things was tolerable in a certain
    • this period to understand the secrets of Golgotha through human
    • We shall understand one another best if I remind you of something
    • Divine Being if he had an understanding of these matters and really
    • understand the inner spirit of Earth evolution.
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    • necessary, for a complete understanding of the human being, to
    • have understood a word of it. An order of nature in our sense did not
    • be gained thereby was a real understanding of the outer world. For
    • through the fact that the breathing process was understood in the
    • third cultural age, something was understood within man that at the
    • post-Atlantean period it was no longer possible to understand, with
    • understanding of the Mystery of Golgotha. The Church forbids the
    • the starting point of being able to understand the metamorphosis of
    • understand the present time. Whenever something out of the ordinary
    • have to consider time-honored institutions: if one understands the
    • one understands every single act of the Holy Mass, then one knows that
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    • these events are for mankind has not yet been fully understood, for
    • spiritual research which can direct and guide us in the understanding
    • feeling and willing. It will not be difficult for you to understand
    • and understands only a part of that reality within which he actually
    • In the future it will only be possible to understand what works in
    • People think they understand social-historical life. They do not
    • understand it, because they want to grasp it with the ordinary
    • were hovering around him, then the dead understand these thoughts.
    • themselves, but it is a compassionate grief. Do not misunderstand me,
    • that departed later in life, you will readily understand that there
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    • spirits. If we wish to understand what actually happened there, we
    • little understanding for this, still it has to be stated as a true
    • if we understand the expression in a qualified sense — the
    • ahead of that point of time. Much can be understood if we grasp these
    • a deeper understanding of events that now pass unnoticed, that do not
    • reject that which would help them to understand the present time and
    • ourselves of old prejudices and consciously to understand the facts.
    • a spiritual understanding of the most important impulses of our age
    • it is really unbelievable how little understanding exists among people
    • that human beings will soon be called upon to understand something
    • understood.
    • possible were restored to. People who understand the signs of the
    • programs have won the victory over the few who understood what
    • how to understand the mystery of Golgotha. But there are some very
    • limited, but consistent. This has to be understood. If people would
    • declares Socrates to have been an idiot. I hope that you understand
    • interesting if a good painter, with a real understanding of our
    • understanding of what takes place at the present time in the depths of
    • what takes place at the surface of existence. But one can understand,
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    • understanding of them. So that we may say: psychoanalysis is a
    • hysteria could no longer do so; she could speak and understand
    • The conscious life cannot understand what is surging up. It is
    • relation with them because — that is superstition! What
    • possibility of mutual understanding is lost, and the
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    • but slightly understood —
    • understand and cannot appraise, thoughts continually run
    • worlds can be understood only if we can enter into that
    • understand: we are dealing here with real, concrete life, with
    • understand such a principle for a long time without
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    • We should be able to understand many a man in his thirties,
    • discomfort. We should understand a great deal if we were to
    • to be understood that you must first see a whole world before
    • about all our successes whose cause we do not understand. If
    • object of which we perhaps do not understand; but we shall make
    • may say: “Yes, but I do not understand exactly what you
    • have said.” If you say that you do not fail to understand
    • what you imagine, but you lack understanding for something
    • out the experiment to understand these things. Only he
    • who has done this can understand. These things are to be taken
    • the experiment; it is not however a question of understanding
    • is important to understand that the primary characteristic of
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    • has been recently reported that many do not understand how to
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    • Therefore, if we understand the building of the human form we
    • without substantiation, for whoever understands the human
    • what we understand as karma into the next
    • That must be understood as follows: Let us proceed first from
    • world events, having understood these connections. People put
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    • sixth period of culture can only be understood by entering a little
    • perception and understanding more and more to the physical world. We
    • by the old Hebrew people. We understand better what then happened if
    • parts of different nations understand each other better, so also will
    • to understand that our anthroposophical movement is a spiritual one,
    • understand how the “I,” as the real Master-worker, labours
    • understand [verstehen] such a word. We not merely feel ourselves as a
    • world as Spirit. Thus we gradually work our way up to understand this
    • understanding for what is here essential. One should not decide,
    • united with the innermost kernel of our being. Understanding between
    • man and man, full understanding, is hardly possible today in any other
    • man's being, and, when it is understood aright by another, speaks
    • understand Plato, because they have no perception of what he called
    • understands nothing more of all that is designated with these words,
    • longer be understood by the soul as soon as it no longer feels itself
    • we learn to speak a language, which is really not merely understood by
    • the human soul so long as it is in a physical body, but understood
    • speech which cannot merely be understood here in the physical world,
    • anthroposophical basis, is heard and understood by the so-called dead.
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    • themselves in that sense as one understands it today. Any child
    • four sides. For this event is so great, that one cannot understand it,
    • must only understand how these four different points of view have come
    • understand it aright. That is one contribution. It flowed in, as the
    • If we will understand how Zarathustrianism flowed in, then we should
    • rightly to understand it. This is really the more correct, to the eyes
    • understand what special faculties were imparted to him, then we must
    • which the old Hebraic people had to perform. This we will understand
    • understand how to read them.
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    • has no real inclination. If one is to understand the Mark Gospel and
    • understand that our speech says something empty with what even the
    • thus in this Weizsacker: I do not understand a single word of it all.
    • Whoever will understand it must really resolve to do something.
    • Whoever goes sincerely to work, cannot understand anything when it is
    • understand. One must first bring together those ideas which make it
    • possible to understand such an utterance as that of Isaiah's here. For
    • understand at all the evolution of humanity in the sense of occultism.
    • the “I.” Nothing else was understood by this word, when it
    • the possibility to understand how it calls in the solitude of the
    • greatest event in human evolution; thus you understand from this how
    • corresponding way. How can we understand all that? We cannot
    • understand it, unless we enter a little more closely into the means of
    • time of Christ should have well understood when one pointed to John
    • spoken of Christ Jesus if one understood such things? No man at that
    • if one but first understands the words in the right sense — not
    • each word had living worlds behind it — when one understands it
    • man.” And the words are not to be understood, without the
    • as possible with the old words. One cannot do it, one understands them
    • direct understanding of the present. We have tried this summer to do
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    • all, it unites certain ideas which can only be understood when
    • one does not come to understand this life of Birth in the
    • back at the standpoint of St. Augustine, how we can understand
    • his life, was to understand the intervention of the Mystery of
    • really understand the life which flows from the Mystery of
    • Golgotha; which means that one could never come to understand
    • directions?” I beg you not to misunderstand what I am
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    • understand many things in the development of man. Above all one
    • understands why, before the Mystery of Golgotha, those human
  • Title: Lecture: Greek and Germanic Mythology: Lecture I - The Prometheus Saga
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    • in the understanding of saga. First, the sagas live in one or other of
    • the peoples and are understood exoterically in their literal meaning.
    • understand the language in which they are expressed. To-day I want to
    • speak of one that is not very easy to understand, I want to speak of
    • fifth root-race. You will only be able to understand this if you bear
    • the leaders of mankind at that time. You must now come to understand
    • others. And you must also understand that at the time when the
    • connected with warmth. Fire was also understood to be the cause of
    • characteristic, which we understand if we look back to the Atlantean
    • study of the matter must make clear to us. Then we shall understand
    • — we have to understand three Beings who were leaders of men one
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    • own soul. He who really wishes to understand the Odyssey cannot accept
    • have to understand the real soul, to which Odysseus seeks the way
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    • In order to acquire a right understanding of the Siegfried saga we
    • You must understand that all the streams I have named do not reach the
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    • Please try to understand this. At the beginning of the sixth root-race
    • evokes brotherliness as far as the human understanding reaches. And
    • If you understand all this you see that the Trojan saga, like so many
    • external course of world-history. Those who understand something of
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    • will appear vague will later become clear and understandable.
    • this is not the concern of occultism. In order to understand what the
    • misunderstanding of what the nature of sensitivity is. We come to a
    • the animals because the animal still has no understanding, no
    • body. Certain passions he has so understood that he says to himself,
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    • e.Ed] Now, in order to understand the meaning of this Ark
    • understand something of occultism produced some object in the outer
    • all this in mind, you will understand what occurred at the end of the
    • Earth. Now you will be able to understand with what deep intuition
    • understood at present, he did not know because he could transform
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    • and magic, nor of a superstitious meaning of some number. Its
    • only because they do not understand what is to be found in these
    • Because a man understands only the mineral kingdom, he can only
    • of perfection. There is no superstition or magic in this.
    • call the “study of numbers,” will learn to understand
    • alltäglich benutzen, dann wird auch verständlich,
    • Geist - also die 1 -, der die zwei ja erst möglich gemacht
    • ist ganz erstaunlich - können Sie mit dieser okkulten
    • Formel die ganze Welt in ihrer erscheinenden Zerstreuung, Sie
    • all-eine Geist und auf der anderen die Welt in der zerstreuten
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    • understand, perhaps, but when you think about it, you will grasp its
    • organism. In order to understand this rightly it is, of course,
    • total humanity. This will be understood when we recall some ideas
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    • understandable, explanatory facts have to be brought from far away.
    • little understand. The human capacities of feeling and thinking have
    • present existing, in order to understand the wisdom which was given
    • be understood at the beginning of the era for whose purification
    • all understood; they only attained very gradually to further
    • understood by a future age which will have refreshed itself at the
    • of Dzyan will only be gradually understood in all its depth. It may
    • a kind that it cannot yet be understood in the widest
    • misunderstanding in these things — and misunderstandings happen
    • order to come to understanding, can very easily misinterpret what,
    • the times after Christ, really understood the Christ Impulse; for all
    • taught: ‘Birth is pain’; but those who understood the
    • pain in illness for one who understands Christ, and death also has no
    • more pain for him who understands Christ. Yet someone might reply to
    • misunderstanding. For that was not said: everything indeed was said
    • this very subtle question should be rightly understood. A fanatic can
    • never understand with precision, but a man who is objective can. No
    • of that wisdom, could only understand it with great difficulty; it
    • was precisely the understanding of it which came with such
    • part is meant of that which was originally understood by Moon,
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    • the spiritual investigation of fire. If we want to understand what we
    • the knowledge and understanding of all life, then we must look around
    • receives from the outer world, who with his understanding and ideas
    • understand this? He said: ‘If thou lookest upon the outer world
    • religion; he has religious understanding of the processes of nature,
    • this sense, who denies or does not understand the spirit and is
    • not understand the Bhagavad Gita; but those who know that all human
    • understand them superficially and not in all their profundity. They
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    • the understanding of them has to depend only upon such qualifications
    • Misunderstandings often arise about the sayings of the ancients, for
    • understand that the ancient Holy Rishis gave this idea to their
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    • this morning, we shall be able to understand in what way the
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    • who understand it in its true sense, even in that of ancient Hebrew
    • highest wisdom, who understood how to transpose into workable plans,
    • Now we must for once come to an understanding with the extraordinary
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    • understand, do you not, that earthly tasks have to be solved by
    • Venus was called Mercury. Thus, note it well, one does not understand
    • the talk of the day. There hardly ever existed such superstitious
    • superstitions look upon their forefathers.
    • only to understand them.
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    • importance to the fact — and one can very well understand it —
    • body of an Angel need not be understood as having any boundary; one
    • directing whole nations, you will understand that a man who had an
    • simple, plain people when they were left to their own understanding;
    • is of extraordinary importance is, that we understand this wisdom
    • understood, when we accept them as the meeting point of different
    • Such ideas lead us to the understanding of human evolution, so that
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    • Certainly, this is a self-understood fact in science; but this is not
    • self-understood that ice is water; but if someone who is accustomed
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    • To-day we are still far from understanding this teaching; and if
    • intelligent company of people. We are very far from understanding
    • regarding that same process is understood. Precisely that into which
    • of the Mysteries said: If you want to understand the centre,
    • will also understand what must be called the Karma of each of these
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    • understand with the comprehension of the present day. It is a fact
    • the centre from all sides. And now I say — be it understood
    • to understand, because it is in the habit of considering matter only,
    • difficult for men to understand, even for those who have advanced to
    • not understand the Christ. The Christ did not in the first place act
    • is not at all understood as yet, but is essential. You can follow all
    • be really understood. And the Ego must decide in complete freedom,
    • understands it, and in freedom. He is, therefore, the God who never
    • Thus at last, we understand all the dignity and all the importance of
  • Title: The East in the Light of the West: Lecture I
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    • reality of the Christ principle, we understand that this Christ
    • our disposal to its understanding, in such a way that we make it the
    • however, we understand the Christ principle in this way, and know it
    • belief to our right understanding; but the star of the light-bearer,
    • is light, even when to human eyes and understanding all is dark. It
    • those who wish to come to a true understanding of the Christ
    • people who look at the future with full understanding know that
    • understand the light-bearer, the other spirit Lucifer, then will our
    • Then we understand the cross of the Christ in the star of Lucifer. It
    • understanding the star of Lucifer, as it shone throughout human
    • character as the Holy Grail, that we must understand the Cross in the
    • star; we must know that we have to understand the luminous wisdom
    • Light-bearer as the being through which alone we learn to understand
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    • physical eyes and understand it with our intellect. There have been
    • whoever is willing to exercise it can understand everything that is
    • to an understanding of good and evil, of what is fruitful and what is
    • chapters; for the present it will suffice to understand that such
    • can understand even when we cannot see. But by making increasing
    • understand and to grasp what is related about the higher worlds. And
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    • inner point of View. Mankind can understand nothing of what has come
    • remained mere form. To understand ancient times aright is to realise
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    • not attempt to understand these spiritual kingdoms by inventing
    • must be understood, however, that everything in the Saturn, Old Sun
    • pre-Christian times. Now it is understandable that such things should
    • be said in the outer world, but it is not understandable that
    • who had no understanding of history in its real sense, and whose
    • is Indra. But we can understand that as Indra manifests himself in
    • of the spiritual world, and it is necessary to understand these
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    • veil itself is pure or corrupt, it is easy to understand that in
    • rightly understood if their existence is taken into account. In the
    • spiritual forces and facts do not come into play; and we understand
    • which have been described from many different aspects. To understand
    • else on the earth there are other gods, he does not understand them
    • must be understood that the interplay of man with the external world,
    • therefore, for understanding the external world are present in men
    • peoples not only to develop an understanding of what lay behind the
    • purified body of Jesus of Nazareth must be understood through deep
    • the West from the East, where preparation for the understanding of
    • as He does the evolution of the universe and of man, is understood
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    • be understood. The god who could be perceived at the time of
    • descended to the earth, will be understood with ever growing intimacy
    • physically within, or understood in His Dionysian nature; He had
    • is first understood by external occult faculties. And all the
    • understand that the Christ was a cosmic god before His descent upon
    • first to be able to do this. They strove to understand and see the
    • Substance into the human soul is understood henceforth by means of
    • the other faculties through which we understand the world are
    • to describe and understand Him in the way that other phenomena and
    • events in the world are understood, and thereby to gain an insight
    • describing and understanding the Christ. [It is easy to see how,
    • understands by Lucifer what is here meant, must necessarily have
    • exterminators of real Christianity. Those who today understand the
    • knowledge in the course of human evolution. The Christ, an erstwhile
    • the earth; Lucifer, an erstwhile earthly god, has become a cosmic
    • will intensify our understanding and comprehension of the world; the
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    • in outer life. As a result there is misunderstanding of much that is being
    • thinking will be fundamentally unable to understand this; only
    • matter of development. And if we wish to understand the old Indian
    • would be understood if this were known. But all this has a meaning
    • mankind have at that time understood a God appearing in a body
    • cognition.’ Understanding of Christ therefore had gradually to
    • soul in order that men should be able to understand their future
    • whole nature of man again to understand the light of Lucifer's realm,
    • never understand the world evolution; only those who notice the
    • understand evolution. During the old Indian civilisation, when man
    • thorough knowledge of spiritual science to understand how much the
    • and we can never understand the Vedas, if we do not understand how
    • our understanding, viz. earth, water, air, fire and the other ethers.
    • evolution of the world and of humanity do we understand the results
    • by us when we understand their spiritual basis. That which the
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    • there are sub-species of which we can well understand that they might
    • become the seducers of man. And we can also well understand that just
    • deeper understanding for the course of human evolution, and who have
    • so that men may understand something in these days of those
    • understanding; I make use of the organ of the etheric body.’
    • wisdom beheld by the ancient Rishis. We must understand that the
    • must understand these things clearly if we really wish to comprehend
    • being. That is the fact we must understand. And we must gain this
    • understanding by contemplating the souls of the old Indian people.
    • stage, and of its reestablishment. We must learn to understand, for
    • the number seven. We learn to understand the evolution of the world
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    • understood by everybody, but it must necessarily remain a mere
    • such. It has to be elucidated, explained. An understanding of the
    • time. We understand the world which surrounds us primarily in terms
    • time and space in an abstract sense and endeavour to understand how
    • ascertained the fact that space was best understood when it was
    • understand a being with a message for the inner life of man? How, for
    • instance, can we best understand those beings with their
    • fully here — we must understand that what only belongs in minor
    • not at the moment imagine that this is very difficult to understand,
    • instance, Hermes, we may — but only if we understand the matter
    • understand that behind all the men in whom the incarnation took place
    • understand if we expand to the sphere where in dazzling spiritual
    • not only teach; we learn of Christ in order to understand Him, in
    • understood as a Being; He does not wish to sink into us only through
    • then not have sufficient to enable us to understand the Christ. If
    • participant in Christ, but to understand Him, we must not only look
    • ourselves to the sacred task of understanding the Christ in His
    • understanding permitted them to take in comparatively little of the
    • Christians could understand but little about the Christ Being.
    • incarnations. This was due to the condition of human understanding.
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    • what should be understood by the term anthroposophy. If we wish to
    • understanding man. This science is based on moving about among
    • air-castle, lacking foundation. They are not able to understand how
    • understood by philosophers — only by theosophists. Historical
    • contemplation alone yields this understanding. Philosophy can be
    • could be generally understood. In reading the doctrines of
    • understood them, so they began to improve them, to spin them
    • understanding of anthroposophy's aims, let us first ponder the
    • perfection. If today we wish to understand a member or an organ of
    • Sun evolution, others Moon-organs, and so on. If we would understand
    • being himself and understand these elements, we also understand the
    • understand the human being and the senses who knows nothing of this
    • yet present in him. It is what men perceive when they understand each
    • learns to speak, or at least to understand what is spoken, before he
    • sentence the first “touch” is to be understood in this
    • and understanding. The first three senses inform us concerning the
    • through those of comprehension we learn to understand things, we
    • inkling of the inner nature of the senses. We must understand that
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    • understand the entire structure of the human organism
    • superstitious notion, this “Something that busily projects!”
    • in order to understand the microcosm anthroposophically.
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    • serve, but the reader should understand that its application is not
    • order to understand how this sense comes about we must glance back
    • or “i”? To grasp this we must understand the apparatus of
    • when we hear a word we understand its meaning by means of the word
    • but it should be understood that only the meaning it has, for
    • We have arrived at an understanding of the human being
    • should be understood as meaning that it operates in a current upward
    • understand what exists in man as form. That is the way in which the
    • sense world by means of his senses, and with his mind understand the
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    • understand words or to perceive and understand the conceptions that
    • With all this in mind we understand why the attainment of speech
    • understand the organization of the earth, the distribution of oceans
    • soul overlap, and we can actually understand the nature of the
    • to right follows from an understanding of the underlying spiritual
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    • You will readily understand that a detailed exposition
    • it will greatly help us to understand phenomena that concern us
    • Rightly understood, these two conceptions —
    • If we are to understand each other aright with regard to
    • understanding of the soul life. Neither the soul life nor its
    • Our task is clearly to understand the role played by
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    • Unless we do so we shall not be able to understand what must be said
    • forgetful, so impotent in this respect as to overstep the bounds of
    • we can realize this as, for example, whether or not we understand a
    • understand what I say in my lectures, but if you brought others
    • educated, would understand nothing at all. Why? Because those in
    • constitute the obstacle to an understanding of the other, more
    • avail whatever to want to understand something unless we have within
    • us a store of conceptions that will make it possible to understand.
    • always occurs when we understand something particularly well. What
    • happens, though, when we fail to understand something? We oppose our
    • understanding a matter. If we listen unprepared to an exposition, for
    • fail to understand, something like a demon approaches us, as it were,
    • from the rear. When we listen understandingly and attentively this
    • soul, attacking from the rear. As long as we understand and can
    • when we fail to understand.
    • What is the nature of this inability to understand?
    • The malaise resulting from failure to understand
    • the patient must frequently cope with matters he does not understand,
    • understand that what must come from without meets something resisting
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    • We shall see, however, that we can best understand the
    • This must be thoroughly understood, and we will best be
    • from the others. You will readily understand that feelings, either
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    •  MORE intimate understanding of what was said
    • certain aspects, but we shall be able to understand each other.
    • understand the truth. We encounter an entirely different soul force
    • understand that these two currents overlap in your soul. This
    • have been stimulated to come to the surface. You can understand this
    • picture, you will really be able to understand only the phenomenon of
    • you will readily understand that quite different forces meet in our
    • these lectures you will understand why. He had already defined and
  • Title: Wisdom of the Spirit: I. Franz Brentano and Aristotles Doctrine of the Spirit.
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    • what has just been said, we will be able to understand that there
  • Title: Wisdom of the Spirit: III. Imagination--Imagination; Inspiration--Self-fulfillment; Intuition--Conscience.
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    • consciousness, provided the latter is rightly understood. We
    • consciousness is concerned, and in order to understand this we cited
    • and imagination. ‘Imagination,’ rightly understood, not
    • speak. We try to understand it, then we seek the essence underlying
    • understood but rather felt, and imagination, which still floats in
    • we might be able to understand each other more readily in the
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    • OU WILL understand that only a short and in a
    • some cases it will even be difficult to understand the context
    • Worlds and Its Attainment, can be understood and justified when
    • That is readily understandable because the spiritual
    • Why is this the case? We understand now that in the
    • incapable they are of understanding themselves in their inadequacy,
    • for self-understanding is inspiration: the understanding of
    • really understand the essence of nature's laws we know, indeed, that
    • evaluation of all world contexts, a proper understanding of the basis
    • case of man, otherwise they would have understood from each
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    • understand the course of Nature. It was for this that the Festivals
    • Science we will try to understand what it was that the wise men of old
    • Earth and of mankind will understand the connection of Sun, Moon and
    • doctrine, but as living insight, then we shall understand what
    • wherever human beings knew what it signified, wherever they understood
    • understood in their connection with the whole universe; our powers of
    • will — such is Christmas when it is truly understood.
    • understanding of the Christmas Festival. We do not want to promulgate
    • knowledge. Then too there will be a spiritual understanding of the
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    • spoke of the ‘Persian,’ of the ‘Israelite.’ We understand now why
    • Hero. We must understand the meaning of this appellation. Then we
    • At that time man understood the language of nature. To-day he no
    • longer understands what speaks to him in the rippling of waves, in the
    • — but in old Atlantis he understood it. He felt it all as a reality.
    • understood it, feeling that Tao pervaded the whole universe.
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    • commemoration for those who understood something of the deep wisdom
    • understood the true import of Christianity turned to the Baptism in
    • symbolically by the Baptism in the Jordan was not widely understood,
    • very deepest and most difficult Mysteries to understand. From the
    • time on will be understood in ever greater measure. And so it came
    • increased, inner understanding of the Christ Mystery decreased and the
    • When understanding was lost of what had streamed from cosmic worlds in
    • when it was no longer possible to understand what had descended from
    • understanding of how this picture could be presented as a sacred
    • longer understood, the birth of a human being was commemorated. For
    • If we rightly understand this festival we must say: That which we
    • Christmas Night, do we but understand its import.
    • days and became the festival of the birth of Jesus? To understand this
    • Christmas thought — if we understand the festival which commemorates
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    • evolution of mankind. If, in the endeavour to understand something of
    • humanity before this relationship can be rightly understood, then we
    • understanding Him, yearning to understand Him, had already been rooted
    • to be understood.
    • to guide the souls into bodies which would be capable of understanding
    • comprehensive and powerful enough to make some understanding of the
    • days the Christ Being could have been understood through the Gnosis.
    • extinction of understanding.
    • understanding for Christ sank into the subconsciousness and there, in
    • the subconsciousness, the understanding for Jesus began to glow. In
    • alive in them, would be a foolish misunderstanding. It is for the sake
    • before Christ, perhaps even earlier — to understand what was alive in
    • understand them. "Then there are joyous days and wedding feasts. At
    • the matter is rightly understood — in the Scandinavian Mysteries.
    • the Germanic languages, but no one understands their meaning. They are
    • whatever is anchored in the heart's understanding, remains a
    • It is incumbent upon the present age to understand such things more
    • whole evolution of humanity is understood. In future times, when, with
    • origin, the ancient, holy Mystery-truths will again be understood;
    • is true, lives on earth, but can be understood only by the awakened
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  • Title: Lecture: The Proclamations to the Magi and the Shepherds
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    • Festivals, because when rightly understood it deepens the life of
    • understanding, because here some measure of insight is essential into
    • the faculty of human understanding to the highest level, a level which
    • meaning is rightly understood.
    • mind has no understanding. The idea prevailing nowadays is that man's
    • still survived, as the Gospels clearly indicate if we understand them
    • and intimately, to understand the movements of the stars in such a way
    • sought in an epoch when understanding of the nature of substances was
    • there any understanding of what is meant by saying that our
    • rule correctly understood; they are taken far too superficially. The
    • times was imparted — that is what needs to be understood.
    • understanding of the world imbued with feeling but expressed in
    • And when this mathematical understanding of the universe had developed
    • of being the founder of such a ‘School of Wisdom.’ We must understand
    • time went on, men strove more and more to understand it through purely
    • understanding of the super-sensible reality of the Event of Golgotha.
    • understanding of the Mystery of Golgotha has been lost, and we must be
    • fully conscious of this fact. Understanding of the Mystery of Golgotha
    • And now, from this point of view, try to understand what is contained
    • It is only by striving for a new understanding of Christ that we can
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    • when its symbolism is understood.
    • something that can be understood only by one who has knowledge of the
    • understand more and more what a Magi is, and what the great Magi, the
    • Masters, are. And then understanding of Christianity will lead to
    • understanding of spiritual science.
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    • We must really have an inner understanding of what it signified when
    • Being into earthly existence was still understood in the age of the
    • capable of understanding a truth only to be known in super-sensible
    • was understood by the light of wisdom. But by the time of the fourth
    • sides by the pagan peoples, and understanding of the deep mystery
    • longer possible. The possibility of understanding the real nature of
    • Modern Christianity has very little knowledge or understanding of the
    • tried to understand how the Divine and the Human had been united in
    • to obliterate understanding of these things. Nobody in our days can
    • In the course of the centuries, understanding of the Risen One, of the
    • impulse of renewal, for inasmuch as Christianity no longer understands
    • Another factor, too, contributes to this lack of understanding of the
    • but we have no wisdom-filled understanding of the union of the Christ
    • their understanding of the Cosmic Word.
    • By a new understanding of the Christmas Festival, super-sensible
    • brings understanding of the super-earthly Christ Being, the Sun Being
    • understanding, too, of the unifying peace that should hover over the
    • need to understand and realise that a new Christmas Festival must
    • knowledge of the nature of Christ. We need a new understanding of the
    • the most significant token of this union. We must understand once
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    • and greater understanding of the real nature of Christ. And we have
    • Mystery of Golgotha to the human level. And we can understand that one
    • understanding of Christ that will enable them to grasp the import of
    • this insight will dawn in those who understand the secret of the two
    • And so spiritual science enables us to understand the Christ Impulse
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    • certain extent to understand them. For this reason I intend in this
    • We cannot really understand what a Bodhisattva is, without going
    • certain respects the Teachers of the rest. We can only understand the
    • understands Anthroposophy will take up the dogmatic attitude of
    • grasping and understanding. If you had spoken to the Old Indian in
    • specially to that; and it was much easier to understand what the
    • understand the spoken word, men had to pass through the subsequent
    • him, but which he was obliged to enter to make himself understood by
    • permeate the human form with understanding.
    • before they are able to understand Him. With the existing faculties of
    • man, Christ can only be understood to a minute extent. Higher
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    • which we do not yet understand, but which we revere for the very
    • to understand it. I always like to remind you of how fortunate it is
    • understanding has not yet grown up to, but to which we can look
    • understand it.
    • then pass on to the spiritual understanding of the nature of illness.
    • But those who have the right understanding of things will gradually
    • incarnation to incarnation, we shall see that rightly understood,
    • law of karma is a law of life, and we must understand it as such. The
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    • these can at the most only stimulate the understanding. For in order
    • to understand the Gospels completely a never-ending spiritual work is
    • implanted in the human being. To understand such an event, the words
    • for otherwise it is impossible to understand the true laws of
    • greater good-health; and when we have gradually learnt to understand
    • these connections, we are able to understand in a different way from
    • understanding for them. They would then miss the experience, and as
    • Science is here to open the understanding of men to these new
    • wanted if people wish to understand what will take place in the first
    • Science can give mankind that it will become capable of understanding
    • might tend to prevent men from understanding what should be
    • which will only be understood if Anthroposophy makes its way into the
    • can be understood; in that case it will pass humanity by
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    • be understood if we grasp the whole spirit of it, in the sense of the
    • understand that the Divine-Spiritual Being whom we have characterised
    • occurred with respect to these Divinities can only be understood by
    • of Christ Jesus can however, be understood by anyone who can apply
    • before we shall be able to understand the full mission of the old
    • document, for it can be understood by the very way in which the
    • sentences are constructed, it can be understood even down to the
    • Spiritual Science can give for the understanding of man. The
    • understood without knowing that the fifth Beatitude points directly to
    • Now, we must clearly understand, that of all that develops on the
    • It is therefore necessary that those who first understand this
    • be understood, and understood in such a way that people must not
    • but rather those are true Christians who understand the meaning of the
    • is the essential point, and who further understand that this had to be
    • our present time man must learn to rouse himself to the understanding
    • These new forces and capacities must be understood. Particularly those
    • persons who have studied and understood Anthroposophy must realise
    • will fail to understand that they lead into the Spiritual worlds; they
    • will then be wrongly understood and so be crushed. Should that occur,
    • without the right understanding have choked them in the bud and that
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    • understood, light can be thrown in different ways upon other riddles
    • understanding of the nature of man. This sign can teach every one of
    • are they for the understanding of the world? Now there is a certain
    • their outer sheaths. This must be thoroughly understood; for if what
    • understands these things it will no longer speak as foolishly as it
    • Comet and the Moon. If we wish to understand the nature of a Comet,
    • little understanding of the deep occult background of cometary life.
    • understood in their cosmic sense through the appearance of Halley's
    • though what I have said must not be taken in a superstitious sense, as
    • the present sign of 1910, those who have understanding of Spiritual
    • soul which can lead man beyond materialism. If a man understands these
    • understand this decision; if he does not, that means that he has not
    • understood Spiritual Science aright. We must pass through the test
    • by those who have the vision. It will help us to understand this, when
    • through an understanding developed by Anthroposophy it shall not
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    • easy to understand that, in the first place, this subject can never be
    • soul at the present time, and if we understand something of the nature
    • and being of the human conscience it gives us a sort of understanding
    • almost like the shadow of that Impulse. In order to understand this,
    • years and make it fruitful for our understanding of what the human
    • simple way possible, we should never arrive at an understanding of
    • and without knowledge of this we can never understand why the
    • consciousness of the ego, to help men to a full understanding of it.
    • This must be borne in mind if we wish to understand the newer
    • — and in Europe we find the people best prepared to understand
    • thereby understand the Bringer of that consciousness. That is the
    • understood. In this way do we see development progressing further.
    • understand that we are now faced with important questions regarding
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    • way should we view the Theosophical movement if we understand it
    • Spiritual life and a new way of understanding the old Spiritual life
    • earth-life, be better and better understood.
    • world around him with understanding, become aware of one thing. He
    • to understand the development of mankind must find the answer to that
    • possibility should be given of understanding the historic Jesus in a
    • be carried further, we must attain to an understanding of the
    • Theosophy which does not provide the means of understanding
    • if it should become an instrument for the understanding of
    • understand them, have so to say performed Christ-deeds which show that
    • from age to age. We learn that, when we learn to understand true
    • are so little understood, or at most in theosophical circles, is
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    • spiritual world and for understanding the experiences gained in that
    • this you will understand the importance of a sound and careful
    • to understand by thinking all that reaches him by way of the
    • not rest until he has understood what he has encountered in the
    • visionary world as thoroughly as he understands the physical world.
    • rebirth. Understanding the Mystery of Golgotha is the impulse for
    • for the third, the understanding of the Mystery of Golgotha was of
    • prime importance. He who had not acquired this understanding suffered
    • stage of Christian evolution it was the understanding of the Mystery
    • If we seek to understand the essence of the soul in our time, then we
    • divine was understood merely as something abstract in the whole of
    • the more he will lose the understanding of the Mystery of Golgotha.
    • recollection. If we have experienced on earth an understanding of
    • death what has been understood on the earth in relation to the
    • understanding of the Mystery of Golgotha that we have gained on
    • have not developed an understanding and deep realization of the
    • understanding of the Mystery of Golgotha, and that we can develop our
    • developed an understanding of the Mystery of Golgotha experiences it.
    • understood as characterized above. This saying has been made into a
    • acknowledge this fact shows complete misunderstanding. Let us
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    • occultism such stress is laid upon understanding how Christ came to
    • may cause a shock. It is imperative not only to understand our
    • now comes that we confront, and need to understand, the being known
    • most readily understandable, namely, that after awhile we become
    • that has always been known, but little understood, as the harmony of
    • will have understood from what was said previously. But a cosmic law
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    • also understand what consciousness is. Consciousness is what enters a
    • Anyone who genuinely studies the life of childhood can understand how
    • We can now understand the question, “Where is the destruction
    • You will of course realize that true understanding is possible only
    • religions towards a great goal, we must seek to understand this
    • religious denominations simply do not understand what the true
    • things that can lead to the true understanding of the Christ impulse
    • Humanity must learn to understand that Christ did not come for one
    • this way the light of understanding can be brought to bear upon the
    • understanding. Only this will ensure that our etheric body will be
    • understanding the Christ-being we shall prevent this deterioration of
    • dependent upon theoretical understanding, but upon our being
    • to understand our fellow men a little better, it has fulfilled its
    • understanding the prayer that might be worded somewhat as follows,
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    • comes from within so that people learn to understand it from within.
    • That is why it is essential, if one wishes inwardly to understand
    • investigator but also to understand what has been discovered. These
    • understood by the intellect but what the poet seeks to convey about
    • understand with his everyday consciousness what comes to him in
    • the Old Testament, was there to bring an understanding of the Sun
    • In our time spiritual science must bring an understanding of the Sun
    • Being to the world. It was clearly understood for the first time
    • Europe. Through the understanding given by means of spiritual science
    • is quite unjustified. Let us understand how matters really stand with
    • If we understand the Mystery of Golgotha, and realize what happened
    • understood as the harmony of the spheres, a kind of spiritual music.
    • A person who has acquired spiritual understanding on earth will have
    • be understood better. We shall come to experience what really lives
    • in the Tristan story, in the Tristan mood. We shall understand that
    • people, because it will be understood that often the smallest things
    • it, but a true understanding must be created first through a
    • our deepest feelings. When rightly understood nothing remains a mere
    • Kant made the remarkable utterance of a man who understands morality
    • aesthetes do, and fail to understand its inner content. This is again
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    • of spiritual research can be understood by sound common sense, as was
    • clairvoyant perception that also will help in our understanding of
    • yesterday, no misunderstanding will arise. Man perceives the physical
    • shine towards us, to penetrate us. But in order to understand this
    • In order to understand these facts we can compare two or more people
    • their understanding of a particular creed. As a result of experience
    • understanding for those with whom he was connected on earth. If he
    • understanding for the souls entering this sphere, as is the case with
    • the several religions, finding and giving understanding in them.
    • the Sun sphere and be together with them, to understand them, to be a
    • the Christ Mystery when it is rightly understood. Much has been said
    • has failed to understand the Mystery of Golgotha, but rather is it a
    • rightly understood, it too applies to a particular community. But now
    • heathen, these words even today are still little understood. Not
    • all human beings will Christianity be understood. For the real power
    • that flowed from Golgotha is one thing, and the understanding of it
    • A true understanding of the Mystery of Golgotha leads to the attitude
    • goes on, and to it will belong the need to understand the Mystery of
    • in the Sun sphere if we understand the universality of the Mystery of
    • the earth an understanding of the Christ, but in order to develop a
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    • satisfied. It will be understood that this refers to the
    • relationship will be painful. Now in order to understand this
    • understanding that is unfolding by the living who were closely
    • accordance with them. If anthroposophy were understood in this deeper
    • anthroposophy becomes, by way of an understanding of the ideas, more
    • understanding for the spiritual world, things that cannot exist for
    • in the man who gradually unfolds an understanding in his heart for
    • understood and lived in anthroposophy, not merely acquired an
    • external understanding of it but really lived in it with his heart
    • understanding? Moments in which something might have happened to us
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    • understood in the barren, dreadful halls unfortunately so prevalent
    • Here we can see that spiritual science rightly understood is destined
    • life, will become a true life elixir. To understand in which way the
    • faith as ourselves. Other confessions are hard to understand in the
    • views. A real understanding for one who thinks and feels differently
    • is particularly difficult. In theory such an understanding is often
    • it they learned to understand the various sounds. Certain peoples
    • an understanding that enables us not only to come together with those
    • a whole. If sufficiently broadly understood in its connection with
    • it is important that we should develop an understanding for the
    • Sun sphere where a thorough understanding of the Christ impulse is
    • essential. We must bring this understanding along with us from the
    • beings through the Christ impulse and learn to understand Him in the
    • understanding of Christ that we bring with us from the earth leads us
    • earth an understanding of the difference between Christ and Lucifer,
    • understanding of the Christ impulse, of what we have heard about
    • and death. If we truly understand them, these matters touch us
    • A wonderfully apt description! One only learns to understand this
    • considerable amount of understanding.
    • cannot be understood simply in terms of an allegory. If, however,
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    • rebirth. This can be understood only if we are able to form mental
    • understood is capable of entering fully into all aspects of human
    • book in a particular language, can the dead understand this language?
    • During the period of catharsis the dead understand the language they
    • devachan, that they can no longer understand words but only thoughts.
    • only understand language as long as they are in kamaloca. When a
    • what he has grasped consciously on earth. Thus we can understand that
    • understanding of the future than those people who seek to revive the
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    • beings! One nevertheless can gain an understanding of the content of
    • the spirit-world. This can be understood most readily if one studies
    • totality of life on earth. So also we understand the importance of
    • calls, his understanding must go from island to island. Human beings
    • will be able to understand one another, that is, those who live in
    • and reach an understanding. The utterances that come to us out of
    • proclamation that man needs in order to reach an understanding from
    • understand this Name only when one masters the language of the
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    • understanding under considerable difficulty, or not at all, because a
    • however, yet another aspect to the understanding between the living
    • gradually develop an understanding for the dead, let us consider the
    • understanding will be achieved between the so-called living and the
    • he can think spiritual thoughts and the dead will understand. Even if
    • one who died can also understand spiritual thoughts in a language
    • to carry out tasks that they themselves do not understand. For
    • able to understand why one has them or whether one experiences them
    • an understanding, until the moment that memory begins, that the body
    • reciprocal understanding in the sixteenth century in order that the
    • differently if one understands it than if one does not.
    • of an anthroposophist. It should not merely be understood
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    • he need or should have been. He will not be able to understand as
    • develop an understanding of the super-sensible worlds in accordance
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    • understand that a man who for a whole lifetime has cultivated only
    • wish to gain an understanding of the life between death and rebirth.
    • forces. To avoid any misunderstanding it must be emphasized that as
    • of materialism, the less will anyone who really understands the
    • understanding of art. He asked impatiently why the painter could not
    • This brings us to the point where we can begin to understand the
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    • can receive by means of a spiritual scientific understanding of the
    • in whom thoughts live with understanding for the spirit. As the dead
    • the living and the dead may understand one another, and can be
    • loud voice, but softly. The dead can understand this. Naturally,
    • lifetime understand it all the more readily. We should not fail to
    • can understand the language he has spoken on earth. This gradually
    • wanes, but he preserves an understanding of spiritual thoughts. Then
    • we can also read to the dead in a language that he did not understand
    • sensitivity and understanding for the spiritual world. Spiritual
    • We prepare for it here on earth by an understanding for all that is
    • preparation. We do not find the place empty if we understand the
    • understanding every human experience. Christianity is a general
    • in a rightly understood Christianity, and that every religion,
    • understand the Christ correctly if we do not clearly see that the
    • it on earth in order to understand it in the spiritual world. If one
    • That is why so few people understand the Mystery of Golgotha. The
    • Golgotha, if one understands it as the unique death of a god, is what
    • understand His death, and because this is essential the Mystery of
    • Golgotha can be understood only on earth where death exists. We do
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    • connection between life and death is mostly misunderstood. In
    • created by an immoral person, but you will understand what I mean
    • we are able to bring understanding to every human soul in its
    • gaining an understanding of all religious confessions.
    • become essential, and the correct understanding of Christianity is a
    • Nevertheless, Christianity rightly understood bears within it the
    • him as erroneous. Christianity rightly understood, however,
    • Christian,” it will be seen that you have not understood
    • Christianity. Christianity has been truly understood only if you say
    • contact with the general stream of evolution. We understand
    • about the new understanding of Christianity that is needed. In this
    • If on earth we misunderstood Hinduism, we might only sense the
    • understanding for all human beings unless we have gained a connection
    • understanding for His impulse, there He is in the midst of them.
    • united Himself with the earth, we have to gain an understanding on
    • earth for the Christ. We have to bring a Christ understanding with us
    • approach the Sun sphere we understand the entry in the Akasha
    • Chronicle if we have gained an understanding for the Christ on earth.
    • factor — that the understanding of the Christ must be
    • understanding of the Christ impulse only if one is able to grasp that
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    • understanding of the super-sensible world.
    • This can be understood if we consider that animals, for example, see
    • everything on the earth as men do, but cannot understand what they
    • cannot understand it. Concepts and ideas of the spiritual world can
    • spiritual world. This enables one to understand rightly the meaning
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    • tolerance and understanding of other people and their opinions.
    • understanding but in practice. For it is indeed true that a man lives
    • into another. “Form”, I say; rightly understood, this
    • in this way, he was little understood, although much was said and
    • will find that you can understand these concepts “primal plant”
    • cannot be understood except by thinking of it as being in motion, in
    • develop sound principles for the understanding of life, has work to
    • prohibits logic. One can quite understand that he does prohibit it.
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    • tolerance and understanding of other people and their opinions.
    • where lies the root of countless misunderstandings with regard to the
    • we begin to understand why there are so many disputes about
    • is, to understand clearly that the truth of a thought in the realm to
    • I do not even calculate, for that would presuppose a superstition —
    • superstition that the colour blue has so and so many vibrations. The
    • one cannot speak of ideas in history. Anyone who understands that
    • superstition” — an example of this is Fritz Mauthner's
    • which he thinks comes only from the understanding and the reason, and
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    • tolerance and understanding of other people and their opinions.
    • understand the significance of these twelve typical varieties, must
    • We could not say that there is an easily understandable relation
    • dispute but would do much better to understand why it happens that
    • world-outlooks. You will best understand this if I first of all show
    • a picture-gallery and understand nothing about it, whereas others who
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    • tolerance and understanding of other people and their opinions.
    • I remark expressly, so that no misunderstanding may arise, that these
    • course of his life. If you try to understand the course he takes in
    • Meditative life, a life devoted to the study and understanding of
    • mysteries of human individuality. We learn to understand — if I
    • them can help us to understand life, and then to understand
    • guide. It teaches us to understand our one-sided predispositions as
    • understanding of Spiritual Science, then he would look upon his
    • and go in for experimental psychology — a thing he understands
    • conclusions — which he also understands — instead of
    • of human and cosmic thought can lead us to understand rightly the
    • place or another I could not understand something, I will still say
    • condition of human understanding, and that I would rather be a seeker
    • inquires ‘What can I understand?’ ‘What can I not
    • understand?’”
    • impulses from the most varied sides in order to gain an understanding
    • the world that asks “Do I understand that?” “Do I
    • not understand that?”, and instead one seeks and seeks and goes
    • that physiology had first to lose all understanding. Hence it is a
    • soul. Never will it be possible to understand human thought if
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    • tolerance and understanding of other people and their opinions.
    • understanding but in practice. For it is indeed true that a man lives
    • into another. “Form”, I say; rightly understood, this
    • in this way, he was little understood, although much was said and
    • will find that you can understand these concepts “primal plant”
    • cannot be understood except by thinking of it as being in motion, in
    • develop sound principles for the understanding of life, has work to
    • prohibits logic. One can quite understand that he does prohibit it.
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    • tolerance and understanding of other people and their opinions.
    • where lies the root of countless misunderstandings with regard to the
    • we begin to understand why there are so many disputes about
    • is, to understand clearly that the truth of a thought in the realm to
    • I do not even calculate, for that would presuppose a superstition —
    • superstition that the colour blue has so and so many vibrations. The
    • one cannot speak of ideas in history. Anyone who understands that
    • superstition” — an example of this is Fritz Mauthner's
    • which he thinks comes only from the understanding and the reason, and
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    • tolerance and understanding of other people and their opinions.
    • understand the significance of these twelve typical varieties, must
    • We could not say that there is an easily understandable relation
    • dispute but would do much better to understand why it happens that
    • world-outlooks. You will best understand this if I first of all show
    • a picture-gallery and understand nothing about it, whereas others who
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    • tolerance and understanding of other people and their opinions.
    • I remark expressly, so that no misunderstanding may arise, that these
    • course of his life. If you try to understand the course he takes in
    • Meditative life, a life devoted to the study and understanding of
    • mysteries of human individuality. We learn to understand — if I
    • them can help us to understand life, and then to understand
    • guide. It teaches us to understand our one-sided predispositions as
    • understanding of Spiritual Science, then he would look upon his
    • and go in for experimental psychology — a thing he understands
    • conclusions — which he also understands — instead of
    • of human and cosmic thought can lead us to understand rightly the
    • place or another I could not understand something, I will still say
    • condition of human understanding, and that I would rather be a seeker
    • inquires ‘What can I understand?’ ‘What can I not
    • understand?’”
    • impulses from the most varied sides in order to gain an understanding
    • the world that asks “Do I understand that?” “Do I
    • not understand that?”, and instead one seeks and seeks and goes
    • that physiology had first to lose all understanding. Hence it is a
    • soul. Never will it be possible to understand human thought if
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    • understanding of the other person. One understands the life of
    • surrounds us, we shall well understand the words of a Christian
    • also understand how thoughtful men have ascribed to pain such an
    • also understand what dawns in man's soul of the connection of
    • Spirit. We now understand the coming forth of the Holy Spirit from
    • in earlier lives, then we understand such a connection only out of
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    • evil is to be understood out of the depths of human nature and the
    • it. One must understand what task and mission evil has in the world.
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    • riddle which, however, they do not happen to understand. Today, when
    • understand by illness and death?” Hence we cannot go into
    • arrive at an understanding of these two important problems of our
    • helpful if we refer to the present utter lack of understanding of the
    • of a deeper kind; he understood sin to be anything proceeding from
    • with a merely superficial understanding of both Old and New
    • understanding of the matter, not far removed from what today we are
    • spend my life to ponder it”, will understand how the only
    • understands the world. When he has become old he can no longer
    • answer here that could bring us nearer to an understanding of the
    • understand that when speaking of illness and death a distinction
    • our lecture today is to be understood we must limit ourselves to
    • understand death and illness in human beings we must above all
    • science; and we must understand its nature in accordance with
    • human being thrusts a sheath away, and his development is understood
    • itself has brought forth. We understand the work of the ego only when
    • understand death only by seeking to know its origin; and we form a
    • When we understand the secret of bringing the external forces and
    • to understand that there are many spheres in medicine which work in a
    • which is very important for the understanding of life — a
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    • given, so that we may know what is understood when in future the word
    • the Law of Cause and Effect. Let us be clear about what we understand
    • understood. We thus get somewhat nearer to the idea when it is clear
    • understand the elasticity which makes them rebound. Observation of
    • at an understanding of karmic connections. But if we go a little
    • In spite of this, we shall not understand human life if we only follow
    • understand human life if we take into consideration only what has
    • of the present day this may seem superstitious, but men must remember
    • we need in order to understand life; for life can only be understood
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    • understand.
    • understanding of such sympathy with the animal kingdom. It is
    • great understanding, that the idea often advanced by western
    • regarding the animal kingdom, have been thoroughly misunderstood.
    • Of course, we must clearly understand that the idea of animals as mere
    • characteristic that one should have been able to misunderstand
    • misunderstood this had we gone to work conscientiously, but we have
    • this misunderstanding, in spite of all that has crept into their views
    • idea of karma which helps to understand human fate and human karma;
    • somewhat strongly expressed, but you will understand what I mean. Now,
    • a comprehensive view of the world, we understand the origin of the
    • The study of the Earth development will help us to understand the
    • details of this process still more clearly. We must quite understand
    • especially the animal kingdom. If we wish to understand the influence
    • If we bear this in mind we shall understand that during the time we
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    • may be exposed to a certain misunderstanding. We shall have to deal
    • illustration of this, which upon reflection will soon be understood.
    • this field we find the grossest superstition in bygone times!’
    • very lazy housewife had lived there. Now what boundless superstition
    • superstitious than to say as in the first case that the presence of
    • the other; rather the holder of each view should learn to understand
    • reminded that spiritual causes will not always be understood in the
    • two parties should understand the other's point of view and not
    • Above all, he will be convinced that a complete understanding of some
    • understanding in this realm. A being such as a plant, having physical
    • further and try to understand the external phenomena to which
    • the astral body. Therefore we shall now be able to understand that the
    • also understand that this etheric body will also build into the new
    • shall now understand how our deeds in one life can work over into our
    • Spiritual Science and which can also be quite reasonably understood.
    • matter in a future life. You will understand that as in this period
    • bring about later a depression of spirits, we shall understand that
    • Hence we shall quite easily understand that when a person who in one
    • external impression.) Therefore we must clearly understand that a weak
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    • Now it must be clearly understood that a certain consequence will come
    • understand that when the soul enters into a next existence on earth,
    • understand the epidemic nature of diseases. We could bring forward
    • luciferic or ahrimanic influences. When these things are understood by
    • we clearly understand that the aim — the karmic aim of illness is
    • Thus we see that a true karmic understanding concerning the curability
    • Thus we have seen today how the understanding of karma alone makes it
    • way, and to understand that in our present life we see the karmic
    • we shall now see how we may arrive at a karmic understanding of
    • railway train. How are we to understand so-called accidents in
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    • understand such a course. It has always been said that man's Ego finds
    • understand that in a case of malaria we are faced with an
    • the standpoint of Spiritual Science will understand why so many
    • to understand this, many questions will arise which will be touched
    • helped us to understand so many aspects of life: Man, since he began
    • to understand the phenomena which might bring reason and understanding
    • Thus we shall learn to understand that it is not the nature of facts
    • understand how far it is by chance that someone should be travelling
    • with sharpened understanding, we shall be able to arrive at a truer
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    • IT is easily understood that karmic law can operate when, in the sense
    • it is more difficult to understand that the experiences and actions of
    • true nature of karma, we shall learn not merely to understand how
    • if we wish to understand the conditions that are so veiled by our
    • pictures of the spiritual world, but should not be able to understand
    • understand waking and sleeping in the same sense in which we
    • understand many other things in this world, as a permeation by one
    • body, astral body, and Ego, for we understand man only when we know to
    • understanding of human nature. Now let us examine how these four
    • Thus from the deeper nature of disease and illness we shall understand
    • little, you will be able to understand in a general way what has been
    • effort. If you understand that a person may experience deeper layers
    • of consciousness, you will also understand that not only external
    • We have understood that it is possible to attribute karmic influences
    • shall be dealing with later. In the same way as we can understand that
    • driven us there, so also must we be able to understand how it is that
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    • understand that during the course of an illness there are phenomena
    • We must understand that these things must be accepted in the spirit
    • conditions. For only now are we rightly prepared to understand in our
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    • around us can be understood quite clearly if we consider from a
    • depend upon the man himself if he morbidly misunderstands a thing, for
    • where we may await a thunderstorm, where there is an oak, a bench
    • If we understand this, we shall also understand that we may find new
    • begin to understand that the matters that we summarised last time in a
    • necessary material for replying to it. We must understand that where
    • karma is accomplished, and we must at the same time understand that we
    • appeared. We also understand why, among the best minds of our period,
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    • this or that measure. But it is easy to understand why such measures
    • The following will help us to understand what actually takes place. It
    • at this because anthroposophy teaches us a true understanding of these
    • We shall best understand them if we base them on what has been said
    • It is important that we should learn to understand that yet another
    • understand this, it may lead us to penetrate more profoundly into the
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    • connection at all, and would lead to one misunderstanding after
    • to understand that for the beings who lived upon the old Moon, the
    • existence, and anyone who wishes to understand things as explained by
    • transmuted power of love. We must clearly understand that without this
    • only of understanding the language of the healer, but also of obeying
    • misunderstanding of light, and the darkness which has penetrated into
    • from hearing. Therefore we must clearly understand that where in one
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    • for so wide a subject, you easily understand that much that could be
    • be understood in the light of a ‘Life-account,’ in which on
    • cannot be understood in any other way; and this, too, is the view of
    • then only shall we understand the progress of human evolution. For the
    • and more to understand what the real current of evolution is.
    • Anthroposophy will be the instrument for the understanding of this and
    • Thus we are approaching an age in which men will begin to understand
    • with Wisdom; these two will lead us to the understanding of what at
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    • and circumstances. We can therefore gain a deeper understanding of an
    • understood that it is a significant experience when a soul can go
    • In understanding this, light is shed on something of an ahrimanic thrust,
    • throat, and where he hinders them from understanding that words only
    • the physical plane can be understood if one does not keep this occult
    • It is not easy to get a clear understanding of such figures as Ahriman
    • vision of Hilary without the deeper understanding one can call
    • understanding of life. It is also a bit of soul awakening for someone
    • to wrestle his way to an understanding of what he has taken in as
    • them but still without having a living, vital understanding. He may
    • their great benefit, and yet discover this: to understand as now
    • Hilary understands the words of Romanus is only possible after a
    • apparently been clear enough and yet misunderstood — then
    • every word they say and could repeat it, and yet he cannot understand
    • I often understood — what you are saying; —
    • single word in all these phrases can I understand. Even in those I
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    • Ahriman, however, can overstep his bounds. In the first
    • understanding of it will not believe that Ahriman can put his fingers
    • but when he oversteps his territory, he develops the tendency to
    • However, Lucifer too can overstep his domain, and the
    • their overstepping their place. Lucifer has the tendency continually
    • on Lucifer. Mankind must understand how to keep the impulses that
    • encroach most strongly when it oversteps its boundaries and works
    • understand what is the lawful activity, what is the right domain of
    • these beings and where their unlawful activity, the overstepping of
    • limits, they entice human beings to an unlawful overstepping of the
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    • observation we use in the sense world and to the understanding
    • You will easily understand that in order to
    • process. This being said, you will understand at once the importance
    • has to understand how to conduct oneself in both worlds; one may not
    • To understand this, we should consider that in the
    • understanding at the chapter of my book
    • way so that we use the lotus flowers to grasp and understand the
    • picture corresponds to the actual situation and you will understand
    • and with understanding into the actual spiritual world.
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    • from a description of how the soul can come to an understanding of
    • the pictures, the necessary understanding for the world of the spirit
    • understand the objects and happenings of the sense world and look at
    • understand spiritual science in the right way, we should size up such
    • to the spiritual world can be understood better by discovering what
    • acquired a true understanding of the spiritual world. It was written
    • In his first chapters the author shows that he wants to understand these
    • this that he has not the most rudimentary understanding of the true
    • thus understandable that such impressions cause all the foolishness
    • One of these is easy to understand today, and it can be
    • If we reflect on this, we will understand that Ferdinand Fox's
    • never tried to understand it.
    • that all our ability to observe and understand the physical sense
    • understand its meaning at the present time, however, we have to
    • has spoken with more or less understanding of the Cosmic Word; now,
    • materialism, to reach an understanding for such words about the
    • Just how far our present age can bring understanding to
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    • should like to help everyone understand, if I can, the
    • about them. But we have to understand that atoms, in order somehow to
    • begin to understand them. So this time when he left the Balde
    • all, he now understood everything extremely well. Something like a
    • he is alone to help him understand the world. Everyone is able to
    • quiet, self-contained pondering, to understand the world and its
    • Capesius had earlier understood very little when
    • too, he understood that in the human activity of individual thought
    • understood that with all the books and other reading matter people
    • disclosed what Capesius could understand very well, for his mind and
    • history shows us — and being a historian, Capesius understood
    • understand a word through its sound quality; there was no need to try
    • On the other hand, if someone fully understands the
    • alive in his soul as a real being the more Capesius understands what
    • state, the purely divine. He now understood the number three as the
    • they are, to feel them deeply, to fathom them, and now he understood
    • the other but understands that he lives in a threefoldness, for
    • indeed life is ruled and kept in order by number. He understands,
    • meditation moves like a river. He understands that in lawful measure
    • that can be reached, for the understanding of number, above all the
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    • something that can be of greatest use in understanding the life of
    • understand the times and social conditions. In Europe there are folk
    • will come to a genuine, mutual understanding only by taking up
    • enough to look for mutual understanding merely based on the
    • in order to understand one another — to carry the spiritual
    • element so far that understanding takes place even in regard to facts
    • on the physical plane. One who understands such things can recognize
    • rightly understands dance, one does so on the basis of fundamental
    • about only when they overstep their boundaries. The ahrimanic
    • perceptions. Your understanding comes only through remembering; your
    • begin to have a true understanding for the being whose name has now
    • to lead us toward understanding our true nature.
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    • understanding, of an ideally normal ascent into the spiritual world,
    • them. Through Ahriman's unjustified activity, overstepping his proper
    • separate yet parallel activity of these two selves, we can understand
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    • understanding of the insights of spiritual science will look
    • be emphasized, now as always, that a good many misunderstandings have
    • a clear, objective understanding that evolution, the development of
    • understanding is needed.
    • stance without the least understanding of anything — and people
    • hand, we must clearly understand that we may not shrink from what the
    • for themselves. In trying to understand such souls, we often find
    • Strader are coming closer. We shall not understand why Theodora
    • understood unless we bear in mind both the rightful and the unlawful
    • efforts to understand how this movement of ours can make itself felt,
    • what, quite understandably, it only can be at present. This can
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    • the simplest way, there are many difficulties in understanding them,
    • only be recognised when such connections are understood. For it is in
    • in the East the Buddha is spoken of, it is understood that the
    • time only came to be understood later on, and the fact that Raphael’s
    • desire to understand, and must understand, Christianity as an Impulse
    • only be understood when not only his personal forces are taken into
    • If we now summarise what we are able to understand from what has just
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    • which is so seemingly difficult to understand in the coming forth of
    • place understand what this boundless world of vision really means. It
    • understand that what we have before us, when we have selected the
    • Now you will understand how great is the difference between these two
    • wished to create man. The angels could not understand why. Then
    • the world does not easily understand, not even if it be presented
    • understand even the philosophy of it.
    • many who do not quite understand the meaning of life. Does the Divine
    • Now we can also understand the meaning of the Christ-Event. The earth has
    • understand that, if our inner nature is not right, we sow wrong
    • understand it at present. This is what I wished to consider with you.
    • If we understand it fully and make it entirely our own, the souls
    • What is difficult to understand in these lectures you must ascribe to the
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    • certain things that can open the way to an understanding of how this
    • understand how man, standing in the midst of present evolution, can
    • strange position today because of the possibility of misunderstanding,
    • understanding of the German nature and am able only to understand the
    • that there may be some difficulties in understanding me. Regardless of
    • trying to understand the coarser ideas of outer material reality.
    • post-Atlantean age. An understanding of them can throw a flood of
    • we must do if we really want to understand things rightly. Placed side
    • antipathy if we want really to understand them. It is important to
    • understand them because they play so large a part in our cultural life
    • Roman civilization. Nevertheless, the way in which we understand right
    • came when Rome could no longer understand what she had received, and
    • she no longer desired to understand them. They were felt to be foreign
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    • at which we must gain an understanding of the forces that are
    • operative in our age, insofar as such an understanding is possible
    • understand these attacks will become ever greater. At the beginning of
    • To understand how these powers work in the fifth post-Atlantean age,
    • Goethe had a beautiful understanding of this clear perception, which,
    • understanding.
    • saying, you will then be able to understand much of what has come
    • understand that it is only in a limited way that I can speak of the
    • deepest interest. The kind of understanding men have of the nature and
    • examples of various kinds of understanding of His nature and being
    • understanding of Christ that culminates in what Soloviev wrote about
    • If you want to appreciate rightly Renan's book, to understand it as a
    • to be understood in relation to the Palestine of the years 1 to 33
    • A.D., that is, understood from the customs, views, opinions and
    • means can be truly understood as a real and actual super-sensible Being
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    • that man does not understand certain things that thrust themselves
    • are, in fact, not understood at all by modern man. In a way, he is
    • protected from understanding them because he can only properly evolve
    • for his understanding of these events, however, have already begun to
    • to be understood less and less from their inner qualities of soul and
    • feeling the need to understand the individual character of those
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    • that can contribute to a wider understanding of what has already been
    • presented but that can also be understood to some extent by itself. I
    • one's understanding the facts that have been presented in our recent
    • is completely false when understood in the way it is usually meant.
    • earthly evolution, man would only understand the dead and lifeless.
    • All understanding of life and the living, to say nothing of the
    • time. They understand why it is that since the middle of the
    • efforts to make men understand that there is a spiritual world around
    • good?” As it is generally understood nowadays, one could say,
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    • me, it is obvious that important points have been misunderstood.
    • understandable that they are repeatedly disillusioned, but their
    • counterstroke, manifesting in a spiritual way, was put into operation.
    • green feathered serpent, this indicates to those who understand such
    • existence on the earth, and to understand the concrete facts. In many
    • especially in Western Europe; only so will you be able to understand
    • processes of the human being. Those who understand the connections
    • In this way we must endeavor to understand how real and concrete
    • understand many things. Only you must not give way to the delusion
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    • Templar in all that they thought, felt and understood. With this an
    • and these constituted a great host. He also understood how to use his
    • only be understood if one sees clearly that behind the veil of what is
    • understanding. I have already shown in certain respects how the
    • still but little understood; he must first become familiar in the
    • culture toward the understanding of Goethe's personality. We can, of
    • must come about before Goethe and similar spirits will be understood!
    • If sometimes they are rightly understood, it must be in quite another
    • by the living. Goethe will only be understood when one has deepened
    • Goethe that he could not express himself. Goethe, truly understood,
    • From the beginning Goethe also understood that Christianity is a
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    • understand why the things that go on around him are as they are. For
    • know them in their deeper meaning. One can understand why this
    • extraordinary has been brought about. In order to understand this, we
    • to understand and deal with the materialistic relations of the world,
    • arising from their temptations, was understandable, but they also
    • described if one would fully understand among what thoughts a man born
    • to the silly superstitions of people in earlier ages. In short, men
    • known. They are understood today as if man had finally cast off the
    • ancient superstition of the Ptolemaic world conception and had set
    • We are no longer far distant from the time in which we will understand
    • not understand this as if I wished to give the actual point in time,
    • through the spiritual understanding of its fundamental character and
    • But when it has really been understood, it will be seen to contain a
    • how it is only through a true understanding of what has happened that
    • an understanding can also be reached of what has to happen. In
    • then it will be easier to understand our sorrowful present and also to
    • understand how humanity must gradually prepare a different karma for
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    • understood from what was said in them that it is an absolute necessity
    • healthy human understanding they can comprehend everything related by
    • healthy human understanding of the present age. Only this knowledge of
    • the unimaginative mind of Rome. We shall not understand modern life,
    • Wisdom they tried to understand it. In the early Greek Fathers of the
    • understood if we see how they developed out of the Economic life, how
    • national economist, can only be understood if we understand the
    • economic conditions surrounding him. We can only understand the
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    • understanding for the true revelation of the Christ.
    • will to understand the original causes of the downfall in contemporary
    • spiritual power of understanding. That is objective fact; it has taken
    • become the great World-misunderstanding which now fills the hearts and
    • We must endeavour clearly to understand, that that which today we call
    • human understanding is always, so long as we have not spiritualized
    • understanding. We men have not the task of hindering in any way this
    • way, for the four Gospels, as regards external physical understanding,
    • materialistic understanding which by its bourgeois heaviness drags us
    • for unless they understand what it is that has happened they cannot
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    • — is absolutely intellectual, a culture of the understanding; for
    • intellect, our understanding. When we think, when we form ideas, the
    • the course of the Earth, i.e., wished to understand how the
    • physical body. But it is only a narrow-minded misunderstanding of the
    • This knowledge can only be obtained through an understanding
    • come to an understanding with such people as those of whom I have
    • spoken. It is foolish to believe we can come to an understanding with
    • come to an understanding with us. They only need to read without
    • understanding with the former has absolutely no sense and no meaning;
    • themselves to come to an understanding. The urgent need before us is
    • illusion that we can come to an understanding with this one or that
    • one, who does not wish in any way to come to an understanding with us.
    • understanding of what is bound up with the evolution of Mankind.
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    • clairvoyant revelations and did not understand them. Today man must
    • first understand, must exert to the utmost his intellectual
    • understand Spiritual Science. Were it possible to avoid the use of
    • possibility of understanding what pertains to the human soul? Can
    • these men no longer understand that when man turns his attention to
    • earnestness, we have not arrived at the right understanding of the
    • this right understanding. It is essential for us to extend our
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    • loftiest heights of the world of thought, an understanding for that
    • grandeur inspired them should not be misunderstood. It is the impulse
    • organization, but will perish in it. Only an understanding of
    • Were this really felt, then we should understand why the event took
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    • initiation has to investigate and understand what is the eternal in
    • understand that the conceptions of external natural science do not
    • stand. So it is that Anthroposophy is so generally misunderstood,
    • and not of the nature of vague kinds of mysticism. But to understand
    • understand the need for such a thing as Anthroposophy.
    • time. With this experience comes also an understanding of how we enter
    • unbiased artistic sense can understand and appreciate a painting, and
    • when once shown it can be understood by those who will exercise the
    • and an understanding of the experiences of the modern world, that the
    • application of this science of initiation to an understanding of the
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    • understanding of the Mystery of Golgotha it is with that subject that
    • substances. But it will not be understood by the deadened thinking,
    • dead, only death can be understood.
    • We have now reached the point where we should be able to understand
    • this conscious spiritual knowledge he is able to understand from out
    • four centuries to understand the Mystery of Golgotha; even as the
    • modern initiate can understand it by means of the new science of
    • the first few centuries there was a certain understanding of the
    • Mystery of Golgotha, and that unless that understanding had still
    • would have remained dead'. Then we understand that the Divine Being,
    • pre-Christian mysteries and understandings and teachings of humanity
    • Golgotha. Then there was understood and was revealed what can only be
    • understand about the Mystery of Golgotha. It not only concerns man but
    • Anthroposophy leads to an understanding of this. Not only the initiate
    • encouragement and understanding from the modern science of initiation.
    • give an understanding of the Mystery of Golgotha in a form that can be
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    • profound content is either dim or misunderstood. At best it makes no
    • bottom nothing but a pure reflection. Only, one must understand this
    • Gemüt. But if man does understand it with his
    • understanding of which only glimmers faintly across the ages —
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    • movement out of which an understanding for such a Michael Festival
    • much easier to understand the opponents of anthroposophy than its
    • remain untouched by them. One can readily understand such an attitude
    • whose effect has been inwardly understood and grasped. We have full
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    • will make anything of it. It can only be understood if one knows
    • old ones. But in making this reservation we must clearly understand
    • Schleiden naturally considered it a mere superstition that Fechner
    • influence on the weather amounted to pure superstition for Schleiden.
    • just something to be understood in an abstract sense: it is a real
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    • all-embracing entirety, the earth must be understood as the outer,
    • to be considered plausible, comprehensible, understandable,
    • aspect of the Mystery of Golgotha. One who understands the Mystery of
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    • everywhere I met with lack of understanding.
    • This lack of understanding arises from a definite reason. Human
    • It was this fact which could not be understood. For if a
    • man really understands it, if he has really taken the trouble to
    • from the expanses of space. One feels that if one is to understand
    • This extends even to the understanding of the human
    • looked with artistic understanding at the paintings in the small
    • understand the form of a true Grecian sculptured head unless you have
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    • and we shall understand what really happens there if we bear in mind
    • spirit; you will understand me. You will have to raise what I must
    • undertake these exercises you will understand better that part of my
    • You will then understand the times when there was a
    • It is really a question of understanding this union of
    • understanding of nature, we bring the Luciferic and Ahrimanic
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    • and there read, perhaps now with greater understanding than was
    • intensify the forces of spiritual understanding. The following events
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    • everyday life of earth. We can indeed understand Goethe quite well
    • directly understanding the language of the metals, and what he
    • say, yes, but he does not understand the import of what he is saying.
    • It does not matter to you whether the speaker understands or not, so
    • long as you yourself understand when you listen to him. That is the
    • understand what he says; he speaks from instinct. And even more
    • understand nothing of what they say to us — from the beetles
    • If one can inwardly perceive and understand this connection, then at
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    • in this way we learn to understand the speech of the metals, then
    • understand it. We must understand how the earth, together with man,
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    • obtained which would lead to the understanding of the beginning of
    • so that man may gain the understanding of that out of which his whole
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    • path of knowledge. But to him who understands these things as they
    • that he should get to understand the nature of this riddle — on
    • the one hand that he should understand the nature of this riddle, and
    • I beg you to understand here that nothing dogmatic is
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    • misunderstand the word “symbolic.” I described to you,
    • Erst das Weltensein entschwindet
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    • speaks to Word. Word learns to understand Word. Man feels himself as
    • the World-understanding Word, as the Word-world understanding Word.
    • This reckoned upon the human understanding, which by
    • the inner meaning of these writings. He himself understands nothing
    • men, but not understood by men. And to the most characteristic
    • human heads did not understand it. It went through human heads,
    • of today, one learns to understand these images of the
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    • It must be clearly understood, however, that in Hibernia
    • understand what had come over from the Mysteries of Hibernia, but, as
    • in ancient Greece, and that they learnt to understand how this lead
    • seriously and without sentimentality. He then learnt to understand:
    • thou knowest them today on the earth are the corpses of the erstwhile
    • her breast a Child, and he was finally led to the understanding of
    • In this way the Greek disciple learned to understand the
    • breast the Child, the Jakos-Child, must also be understood; but that
    • which should bring the understanding of this third figure was still
    • to understand in its original reality what has been so beautifully
    • Child at her breast; but which was not fully understood either in the
    • understanding.
    • understanding will be discussed in the lectures to be given here; and
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    • philosophies not merely with the intellect and the understanding, but
    • authentic way about nature, people did not understand by the word
    • understand; i.e., the merely earthly phenomena from which all the
    • which however is not to be understood merely the physiognomy of the
    • Alexander the Great was trained, it is quite possible to understand
    • received at the hands of Aristotle, he understood the basic character
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    • the soul. Then the pupil understood why on the altar there were
    • understood by that; but that is absolutely not the case. Mercury is
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    • its impulse out into the world. Whoever really understands the
    • Mystery of Golgotha — and no one of course understands it
    • anyone who really understands the Mystery of Golgotha understands at
    • of today. One does not understand the mood of soul of such a man of
    • clearly understood and to them it was a fact, that he who prepares
    • to an understanding intercourse with the Cosmic Intelligences.
    • this possibility of understanding the Cosmic Intelligences. And a
    • tragic countenance, who cannot understand life, what meets us later
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    • explained to you if I try to make you understand the tragic
    • which, from that time on, gave him more understanding for certain
    • sun-preparation, the pupil was led to a deep understanding of the
    • dimmed direct light of the sun, prepared the pupil to understand the
    • How then did he understand this? After he had undergone
    • in the ancient Mysteries, men learnt to understand that there existed
    • successive phases. Now, no one can understand what lives on the earth
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    • first of all, that an understanding of the human being in both
    • in which the anthroposophical approach should be understood
    • understand the meaning and significance of our studies, for it
    • and anyone who has the slightest understanding of the
    • If we understand
    • from ancient times are not understood — then what he
    • misunderstanding particularly regarding these fundamentals.
    • something they do not understand in the least. We should not
    • understanding of the being of man, a different approach is
    • understanding of the life of soul. If we confine ourselves to
    • short, if you rise to Inspiration, you learn to understand the
    • knowledge leads to an understanding of the meaning of the
    • then, is necessary for an understanding of the structure of the
    • brain; Inspiration is necessary in order to understand the
    • mirror-image of the spiritual that it is possible to understand
    • breathing process cannot be understood by means of Imagination;
    • To understand
    • head. We understand what is going on in the head when we
    • knowledge by Inspiration; we understand the metabolic processes
    • understood only by Intuitive knowledge.
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    • state of aggregation. We understand the human organization
    • understand what is implied, for example, by saying that the
    • “food,” but I think we understand each other
    • have been investigated, but to understand the whole process of
    • leaving them where they are. My understanding and practical
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    • understanding the human being in health and disease. Here we
    • misunderstood in relation to one of its definite
    • understand these effects by observing the extent to which they
    • can thus understand the form of the lungs by thinking of them
    • never understand the human organization with all its tremendous
    • Nevertheless, it is always true that we can understand these
    • point is to understand the relationships. Everything in nature
    • understand one another better), we find constant mention of the
    • mind, we shall learn to understand in what way we can really
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    • and becoming healthy — cannot really be understood unless
    • understanding of the human organism is necessary before we can
    • understand how the heart-lung activity leads over into
    • am expressing myself radically simply so that we may understand
    • what I say we will not find it as easy to understand these
    • conventional understanding. What is really essential is to see
    • easy to understand. Thus in this complex we have to do with an
    • understand as the formative principle) substances such as
    • trying to understand that the human being is not an isolated
    • there must be an entirely different understanding of the nature
    • must understand that the time of year in which it appears is
    • synthetic remedies we can learn a great deal by understanding
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    • At this point I would like to warn against a misunderstanding, that of
    • from a viewpoint reaching its understanding instead from a kind of
    • instinct, but you will see that this understanding, if it does not wish to
    • This can become clear if one knows and understands rightly the value of
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    • or, let us say, conception, birth, and death — can only be understood
    • understand the relationship between the soul-spiritual and the physical
    • materialism, that in certain regards it leads to a misunderstanding,
    • materialistic understanding of history, for example. Materialism was
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    • Though it will be necessary for such an understanding of the
    • understanding of medicine that is required in the wider circles of
    • constitution of the human organism must not be understood merely
    • external picture, if he understood the head system as something that
    • has merely shown his total lack of understanding for how the threefold
    • When an individual really understands this constitution of the human
    • stage very helpful in understanding how in plant formation during this
    • formation. We find, if we understand this process of protein formation
    • be understood only if they are grasped in their living function and in
    • their interaction with other organs, can be understood only if this
    • add to a general understanding of the human being. Proceeding from
    • laymen's understanding of medical directions, of medical principles,
    • for an understanding to grow of what the physician has to undertake
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    • direction, something that can lead to a general understanding of the
    • trust between the public and physicians. The better our understanding
    • come to understand how such intrusions of one system upon the other
    • can take place. It will be understood, in other words, how the head
    • empirically, but they can be understood and placed within the entire
    • must first gain certain anthroposophical understandings of the human
    • life — and also what is understood as ego-activity, as the fully
    • We can therefore say that if we understand the actual results of
    • If it is understood how this metabolic-limb system works, if it is
    • If we understand that we must observe what actually goes on in the
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    • endeavour to show, first of all, that an understanding of the human
    • in which the anthroposophical mode of thought should be understood
    • always be remembered if we would understand the meaning and
    • slightest understanding of the historical evolution of mankind, who
    • Galen describes all this and we understand the terminology — as
    • a rule, of course, words handed down by tradition are not understood
    • point and hope there will be no misunderstanding. That is why I must
    • all, abusing something which they do not understand in the very
    • understanding of spiritual worlds, of a spiritual universe and of man
    • gaining understanding of the being of man, a different way is
    • ordinary brain-physiology and try to pass to an understanding of the
    • Inspiration, we learn to understand the whole meaning of the
    • understanding of the structure of the brain. The brain is
    • Knowledge, then, is necessary to an understanding of the
    • before we can understand the rhythm of breathing and everything
    • Spiritual that it is possible to understand this structure without
    • ordinary cognition. The breathing process cannot be understood by
    • understand the metabolic process we must rise higher still.
    • themselves where substance existed. Understanding of this belongs to
    • or dissect him. Take the human head. We understand what is
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    • aggregations of matter. We understand the organism of man aright only
    • nature of life, but merely to understand what is implied by saying
    • but I think we understand each other — we take in foodstuff
    • investigated, but to understand the whole process of embryonic
    • leaving them where they are. My understanding and practical
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    • right understanding of this threefold organisation is of the
    • are to prove of practical value for an understanding of man in health
    • rhythmic organisation is very frequently misunderstood in respect of
    • can understand these workings by observing the extent to which they
    • from the head. We can thus understand the form of the lungs by
    • head. But we shall never understand the human organism with all its
    • always true that we can understand these diseases of the child's
    • described. The point is to understand the relationships. Everything
    • this in mind, we shall learn to understand what a tumour-formation
    • understand that these things depend upon a ratio; but the ratio is
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    • very profound understanding of the human organism is necessary before
    • iron-content of the blood. And if we understand how the activities of
    • that we may understand each other. You must take such statements with
    • much in what I say we shall not find it so easy to understand these
    • understanding; the essential point is to observe what really groups
    • is quite easy to understand. Thus in the previous case we have to do
    • understanding that man is not an isolated being but that he belongs
    • that there must be an entirely different understanding of the nature
    • remedies we can learn very much by understanding what is going on in
  • Title: Social Future: Lecture I: The Social Question as a Cultural Question, a Question of Equity, and a Question of Economics
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    • necessary to follow with understanding the things which arise within
    • economic life and familiarized themselves with it, did not understand
    • superstructure, a phantom hovering over the only reality, over the
    • cannot be understood, if we only take into account the content of
    • prevails, which gives the impression of a mere superstructure on top
    • cultural life of modern times. We must fully understand one sentence,
    • consideration regarding the result of misunderstanding the difference
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    • time being, no understanding of the economic phenomena, except of
    • book, The Threefold Commonwealth, to be understood out of its
    • Organism should be so understood. But I will particularly endeavor in
    • understand this — and these lectures are intended to help us do
    • three-membering is mentioned it is always misunderstood. It is taken
    • complete misunderstanding of the threefold order, for that idea
    • democratic parliament should again rule here quite misunderstands the
    • most of all misunderstood by socialist thinkers of to-day. Such
    • understand where the fundamental error in this kind of thought lies,
    • which really must be understood to-day. People must see that such
    • between these two principles is not understood; for, as a matter of
    • fact, everything depends on their being understood. Entirely wanting
    • one of the first things to be considered, if we wish to understand
    • against what is said on both sides. One can understand —
    • can well understand why the proletarian says that his labor-power
    • understand. It is also easy to understand that Karl Marx had many
    • produced by him goes to the employer. It is easy to understand that
    • grasped. Then it will be understood why it is that, at the present
    • understand the difference. They still do not see through the economic
    • thing not understood: as soon as labor is paid for in the same way as
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    • understanding of the relations existing between human beings who, in
    • unprejudiced understanding of the present social question. It shows
    • understand the nature of the democratic demands unless we look at
    • real individual understanding of the human being, special individual
    • the laws. This assertion proves an absolute lack of understanding of
    • economic life. Law will then no longer be a mere superstructure above
    • progress in social life can really understand such things. The
    • of the modern public legal code. Only by understanding the inner
    • qualified by his mental and spiritual capacities to understand the
    • mere superstructure of the economic body; but equity will control
    • can be satisfied. That can only happen when it is understood that
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    • that anything but misunderstandings without number should still exist
    • understanding. What is really the meaning of all the subconscious
    • of the most complete lack of understanding of the later schools of
    • really true, and “true” here is to be understood in the
    • from all culture, the object of which is the understanding of art,
    • in order to help them understand the socialist theories which were
    • understand — forgive the personal remark — what it means
    • because spiritual science believes it understands the methods of
    • worlds, great errors and misunderstandings have been spread abroad
    • freedom? We arrive at an understanding of his meaning when we read
    • to build a superstructure of the truths of spiritual science on the
    • understand what is written in the book of nature and the universe, he
    • five-year-old child must be taught in order to understand Goethe's
    • impotence to penetrate the universe with understanding by means of
    • But if we learn to understand the spiritual world anew, if we
    • of course, exposed to misunderstandings; this is only natural.
    • from day to day, understand what they see here.
    • evident that the gravest prejudices and misunderstandings come from
    • humanity, if it understands itself aright? Is such a thing possible?
    • there are communities in which an understanding exists of the true
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    • appeal to the understanding and to feelings; it is there to play a
    • taken into account, if we wish to arrive at a clear understanding of
    • question round her neck! Anybody can understand this, and in the
    • a lack of understanding of the means by which that spiritual
    • because he understands it best. He has charge of it as long as he can
    • understanding of the individual man. Into that collective will must
    • forming of that collective will must lack understanding of what is
    • spirit, and provides understanding in regard to the feeling and will
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    • — that international feeling, international understanding had
    • feeling, this international understanding led? It has led to the fact
    • and to-day also as a social need. But an understanding of the kind of
    • being. We cannot understand that which arises from the bodily needs
    • by love does not help us much to understand egoism. For the point is,
    • understanding acts differently from one whose interests are narrow,
    • understanding of such things, we shall find that which is the creator
    • back to this root, in order to gain a clear understanding of it by
    • reverence, to understanding, because it has become a reality to us,
    • indirectly through our knowledge of them, our understanding of them.
    • We learn little by little to love them with understanding; and in
    • proportion to our learning to love and to understand mankind in its
    • ourselves to a wide understanding of human nature. We must regard the
    • light, especially if we wish to come to a clear understanding of the
    • understand it, it would still be necessary to point to the two
    • understood. If it is understood, no one will feel impelled to ask
    • have an understanding not only of the process of production, but also
    • must then devote himself unselfishly and with understanding to some
    • is understood that production can only be regulated in a social
    • important to understand that the very first step towards the
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    • beings who would understand the contrasts which must be brought forth
    • had been understood at that time, these difficulties could never have
    • beings to understand such a thing as this in a really practical sense.
    • meant to do. They did not understand it, however often they declared
    • masses of Capital. If, therefore, we wish to understand the economic
    • The latter must indeed be understood, but we must first gain an
    • understanding of the social organism. Yet all the systems of Political
    • what we really need is an understanding of the social organism in
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    • it was not understood. It was in an essay I wrote at the beginning of
    • things will be more and more understood, and I trust these lectures
    • will contribute to a deeper understanding. To understand the present
    • understanding of the social and economic life. Man may be never so
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    • understand it, it simply will not do to think — if I may put it
    • understand the function of Capital in the economic process. The
    • understand wherein this health consists, we must learn to understand
    • understand more and more wherein the essential nature of a Commodity
    • lead you to a true understanding of the economic process.
    • penetrate the economic processes with conscious understanding; and we
    • inwardly understand it. A mathematician may well object: You have
    • get a numerator and denominator in this way, or to understand that it
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    • We must try to understand more and more the formula which was
    • wish to understand this rightly.
    • movements of economic energies, you will never understand why the
    • particular products of Nature; but we can never understand rarity as a
    • understand how there arises here and there — most of all through
    • inadequate way, so that the thing cannot be understood. Consider it in
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    • point, and we must now try to understand its fuller implications
    • to understand something of the influence of free spiritual life on the
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    • purchase, loan and gift. The important thing is to understand
    • cheaper and cheaper. We shall best understand this tendency if we get
    • must understand them in order to obtain, as far as possible, those
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    • what is generally understood by the idea of “wages,” but
    • understood — would also come to expression in the actuality of
    • understand the influence of the second equation; and the producer will
    • It is really tragic that no understanding should be found in our time
    • is a real understanding, the thing can be done, not even by the day
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    • To understand it more exactly, let us turn back to the most primitive
    • You will understand me rightly if you will acknowledge to yourselves
    • do actually arrive at the truth? You can understand it best by analogy
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    • We can only understand such a thing as this if we see clearly the
    • magnitude is relative, of course; but we must understand that if the
    • if we wish to understand the economic ideas of Ricardo or Adam Smith.
    • Only on this foundation can we understand the thoughts which they
    • to be understood if we have before us the picture of that economic
    • To understand the economic conditions in a closed economic
    • and that is the land as such. Though this was badly misunderstood by
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    • for some fresh aids to understanding.
    • And until this is understood in Economic Science — how the
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    • approach the matter as students, we shall be met with understanding.
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    • Das Sonnenmysterium und das Mysterium von Tod und Auferstehung.
    • purely intellectual understanding of the world. It is on this account
    • and the aspect of the Sun as seen and understood by Pythagoras and
    • generally speaking, no understanding for the esoteric factor in Greek
    • times because Rome was unable to understand these truths. As we know,
    • was the Mystery of Golgotha, for the understanding of those who first
    • event, an event for all the worlds. This was how it was understood
    • understanding which Rome has introduced into Christianity are the
    • cosmic wisdom in order to understand the teachings of Paul; for
    • spiritual understanding of Christianity that he had in the first
    • were more sensitive, they were able to receive understanding along
    • knowledge and understanding of the deeper Christian Mysteries,
    • environment. You will understand why he wanted to get away from the
    • understanding of Christianity — a tradition! I need not tell
    • already indicated, to understand the Mystery of Golgotha. It will
    • understanding in this country of the need for that spiritual
    • with misunderstanding, and with an inclination to distrust the aims
    • common understanding of the inmost nature of the Being
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    • Das Sonnenmysterium und das Mysterium von Tod und Auferstehung.
    • gain some access to it for our understanding, we may take our start
    • Universe, with all its erstwhile majesty and greatness, is shrinking
    • These things still lie outside the range of human understanding,
    • understanding of the kind of reality that prevails in spiritual
    • understanding with the other soul. The spiritual experiences
    • observe that they have no understanding for substantives — for
    • understand for a comparatively long time after death.
    • readily understand verbs, especially if you make them pictorial and
    • vivid. The dead will never understand for instance the word “table,”
    • that only heart and soul can understand them, — if heart and
    • becoming which the dead still understand for a comparatively long
    • time after death. Then, at a later stage, they understand a language
    • into Man. Only if we can understand how the soul-and-Spirit, having
    • no longer even have the power to conceive and understand, but
    • believers it is a set of dogmas they do not understand, while for
    • make herself understood because language has been taught her. We
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