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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
    • 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
    • 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
    • say today might be considered as difficult to understand by some, and
    • must have lost the power to wound. Before the soul can stand in
  • Title: Lecture: Woman and Society (Die Frauenfrage)
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    • cultural standpoint, from a spiritual-scientific standpoint, of the
    • practical, medical point of view, if the nervous system could stand
    • learned professions, and who, from the standpoint of his
    • with from the standpoint of psychiatry, of psychological
    • psyche-pathological standpoint, a booklet like this one on the
    • today, very many women graduates stand in the world, in no way less
    • of women, if we want to understand the matter as a whole. For there
    • physiological standpoint, one finds gentleness, mildness and calmness
    • equally high standing in these matters, says that the fundamental
    • certainty comes somewhat to a standstill when so many different views
    • A man, Naumann, who from his political standpoint also
    • coincidence — many will understand this that at the beginning
    • of the Theosophical movement there stands a woman, Helena Petrovna
    • strange circumstance that a woman stands at the outset of this
    • outer forces upwards to the ‘I’. There he stands, and
    • still more by a personality who stands in no relation at all to
    • learn to understand people by looking into the depths of the
    • that disposition of soul which enables men and women to understand
    • itself and to rise to the level where Spirit-Man or Atman stands
    • truly practical sense understand it spiritual-scientifically, will
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  • Title: Lecture: Problems of Nutrition
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    • standpoint of spiritual science. Problems of nutrition undoubtedly
    • On the one hand, spiritual science stands
    • particularly by taking a stand that can be expressed in the
    • We must understand each other precisely as to
    • another, and he who assumes that it does will misunderstand it
    • from the standpoint of spiritual science as to whether the
    • the standpoint of spiritual science, we find that his etheric body
    • in a spiritual respect plant and man stand opposite each other.
    • foolishness could, viewed from another standpoint, also have its
    • the ego, and you can understand why it is that people turn to it.
    • standpoint it can be seen that milk contains everything a man
  • Title: Lecture: The Etherisation of the Blood
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    • and impressive natural phenomenon. We see how still he is standing,
    • between these two poles, and we shall come nearer to understanding it
    • deeds. There is a difference between standing by and taking pleasure
    • perceived in man through clairvoyance. When a man stands in front of
    • 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
    • it must gradually become known. By understanding the process of
    • within him. Only those possessed of understanding will recognise the
    • resolve not to allow the soul's development to come to a standstill
    • 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
  • Title: Lecture: Overcoming Nervousness
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    • In contrast, however, suppose that I stand alone and quite independently
  • Title: Jesus and Christ
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    • modern spiritual life. It shall be considered from the standpoint I
    • of our day. Misunderstandings can easily arise especially with a
    • considered from the standpoint of spiritual science. Undoubtedly for
    • To ensure that we shall understand each other at least to some extent,
    • the human soul. This fact accounts for the misunderstanding and
    • On this issue spiritual science takes a completely different stand
    • understanding with natural science. In respect to one point in
    • are seen from a natural scientific standpoint. In the field of
    • stands upon such a foundation that it can say that when man enters his
    • awakening at midsummer, when the sun stands at its highest point on
    • that is most difficult to understand even now. When man attempted to
    • Purely from the standpoint of spiritual science, apart from all the
    • mystery path had once received. From the standpoint of spiritual
    • 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
    • childhood. We must bear this in mind if we wish to understand what simple
    • hunting party, which is standing before the reminder of death, the three
    • one. In order to understand how man can save the eternal part of his being,
    • conception. Let this stand as a contrast to what men used to experience in
  • 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
    • Mystery of Golgotha stands in its very center. Everything that went
    • 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
    • in the course of the ages. This power to stand and to walk in an
    • helpless state and managing for the first time to stand upright or
    • child learning to stand upright and to walk has most certainly a deep
    • through the Earth, just as through acquiring the power to stand
    • described to-day from a certain standpoint in their influence on human
    • to stand upright in the Lemurian epoch, and to become a speaking being
    • understand what it was that he had thus taken in unconsciously in
    • prehistoric ages. It was the Christ-Impulse which enabled him to stand
    • enables man to stand upright. Their souls had first to undergo the
    • 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
    • stand in the middle point. It is through the development of this power
    • fourth post-Atlantean age and the understanding of thought as there
    • When man learns to understand the Life of Thought he will understand
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  • 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
    • that can be eaten, or that stands in some sort of relation to his vital
    • understanding of the spiritual world, a feeling of gratitude toward the
    • suffering disorder through the ego itself. Then, standing in this space, is
    • 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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    • understandably so — it can trust the power and effectiveness of its
    • It is still perfectly understandable today that people have a bias
    • claimed that the earth didn't stand still, but revolved around the
    • revered as outstanding individuals. People of today who try to be
    • wants to contribute to a deeper, more heartfelt understanding of
    • for understanding it more completely than was possible in times gone
    • everything Christianity stands for and then adds something more to it.
    • need fresh means of understanding ancient wisdom and need to continue
    • 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
    • As it stands today, Rudolf Steiner's call to instate the Christ in His
    • placed in such a way that it seems to be standing in front of a rock
    • depression in the rock and in it stands this winged figure with wings
    • three figures: Christ, Lucifer and Ahriman will stand at the bottom as
    • 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
    • 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
    • characteristic quality stands out. The characteristic feature of
    • The following may illustrate that no clear understanding has yet been
    • hatred from Christ, but because he feels he cannot stand the forces
    • 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
    • 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.
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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
    • are fully to understand the real tasks of our associations and groups.
    • can understand what we are really doing in respect of our connection
    • Orthodox Catholic Church in Russia. Such community will not understand
    • and terrible symbol stands before the eyes of the world. Think of the
    • different lineages. The most highly composite state in Europe stands
    • 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
    • words indicate a spiritual understanding of the outer and the inner
    • understand the weaving power of the spiritual, we in the West cannot
  • 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
    • fools, we shall know how matters stand with the evolution of the world
  • 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
    • Spiritual Science, stands directly before our eyes.
    • understand why such outsiders come to a negative conclusion at the outset.
    • themselves capable of answering spiritual questions from the standpoint of
    • is incapable of understanding matter and consciousness, the two poles so to
    • understand; the experiment seems so illuminating. Yet there is one
    • class teacher not standing there, revolving the pin. But since everything
    • presenting this experiment to an audience should give them to understand
    • authority notwithstanding. I will give you an example, the same one which is
    • which flows from such observations we learn to understand how human
    • They were all designed to show that he simply did not understand the things
    • spirit from the standpoint of those scientists who had decisively rejected
    • with the problems of life. Proof is adduced in this book from the standpoint
    • 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
    • we may ask this very significant question: How stands it with death
    • from this standpoint, whether it be in plant or animal or man.
    • the same standardised way. After all, we might even conceive as death
    • 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.
    • 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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    • person stands opposite another, when one person meets another? Nothing
    • also present. If you meet a person you are continuously standing in a
    • understand the evolutionary tendency. It is not a matter of finding
    • 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
    • stand face to face today. This is because we have practiced developing
    • 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
    • one side stands the Christ Being, calling us of our own free will to
    • Opposed to this will stands the adversary who is called in the Bible
    • 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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    • simply did not know what spirit really is from the standpoint of a man
    • 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
    • everything we say, whether we are walking or standing, whatever we do
  • Title: Lecture: Social Understanding Through Spiritual Scientific Knowledge
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    • 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
    • denominations, that they despise material existence instead of understanding
    • existence on the other, you will never understand man. There is no way
    • of him you see standing in front of you belongs entirely to this line. But
    • 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
    • standardized education still plays a great part, that is, the kind of
    • education that works with a whole set of standard rules. Education is
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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.
    • impossible for our thought to come to a standstill within the limits
    • not only externally but also inwardly. We cannot understand the life
    • to confront the life of soul with complete lack of understanding; for
    • organism stands there as a supporting structure composed of bones,
    • It is obvious from this that an understanding of man's connection with
    • understand the connection of the Ego with the astral body and with the
    • understanding not only of his relation to the surrounding physical
    • stands on the ground — and no relation is found between the two.
  • 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
    • where the sun stands in the universe; and it was the same in regard to
    • 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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    • Man stands in the world as thinking, contemplative being on the one
    • standing in the world, can bring to realization in himself in such a
    • between death and a new birth. And just as here the object stands
    • Let us understand this rightly. What happens when man rises to pure
    • Thus does man stand within the great process of world-evolution, and
    • through Man, who stands before us as the supreme achievement of the
    • 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
    • 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
    • post-Atlantean humanity, stands, as it were, in the middle, and that there
    • 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
    • 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
    • problems of modern civilization is not that we have lost Christ, who stands
    • 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,
    • Ask yourselves whether the feelings in your hearts and souls when you stand
    • 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.
    • Christmas-Thought from the most varied standpoints. This time let us
    • understand them, that this was the case. Such remnants were still
    • as standing on the topmost rung of human society, and had retained
    • understanding of earthly happenings. For to them the starry world was
    • inner way to gain an understanding of the movements of the stars such
    • quart, and certainly know it very well from a certain standpoint. But
    • standpoint of the Mysteries than from the standpoint of waking
    • thus brought to a mathematical understanding of the universe, he
    • the revelation found completion in what was brought to understand it.
    • observation from the standpoint of the soul do not attempt to enter
    • 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
    • from this standpoint. — The Magi had a
    • Only by thus reaching out for a new understanding of the Christ can we
  • Title: Lecture: The Threshold In Nature and In Man
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    • penetrating beyond the immediate region within which he stands in
    • a vision of reality, a “standing within” spirit-filled reality.
    • stand firm in extremely difficult and perplexing situations in Life?
    • feeling of standing on firm ground; he sees himself being hurled
    • Now it is well-known that no power on earth can withstand for long the
    • the perception and understanding of the self developed to what it is
    • over against Nature; he stands outside her, that he may then
    • groundwork of our whole education and culture — one thing stands out
    • prepared, he is able to stand upright in the realm which would
    • mankind. We stand to-day in our ordinary knowledge beyond what the men
    • to stand upright amid all the knowledge that is current to-day in
    • standing within the innermost heart of Nature.
    • no right understanding of the soul. If, ridding ourselves of all
    • — please do not misunderstand the expression — how the whole
    • him. We come to know more of man than stands before us as “given”
    • Nature we are already standing on the other side of the Threshold, in
  • Title: Lecture: The Sun-Mystery in the Course of Human History
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    • were through a gulf. We are no longer standing in the world with our
    • judgments. And only when we are able to decipher and understand the
    • it was certainly present. To understand the Greek nature we must
    • is beyond his reach, because the Guardian of the Threshold stands
    • historical evolution. Julian the Apostate stands as it were upon the
    • In truth, Julian the Apostate and Constantine stand before us as two
    • 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
    • of cosmic consonants. Because I stand here on the earth, there sounds
    • the way it normally confronts us and otherwise stands before us, our
    • Man standing before you is nothing but the phenomenon, the appearance,
    • of how necessary it is for him to stand within a divine cosmic world,
    • 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
    • our usual standards, but it meets the case exactly.) The first etheric
    • 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,
    • As the human being stands before us we see, in the first place, his
    • Indeed, we only understand this physical world aright when we realize
    • better understanding of the etheric body than he has to-day. Indeed,
    • vividly as when this statue stands there before me! Never have I such
    • we no longer stand within the essential substance of truth. Only
    • 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
    • way an animal stands within the course of the year. Now, in order to gain a
    • by way of all sorts of concepts and pictures, how we stand within the three
    • 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,
    • himself suddenly at a stand. He had a world of inner pictures, varied,
    • reveal, at least to some degree, man's being in its fullness. I too stand
  • 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
    • 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
    • medicaments, of a remedy, if one has not acquired an understanding for
    • 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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    • real man, standing upon Earth; here am I with my inmost being.’ We
    • As you will readily understand, my dear Friends, the science of today,
  • Title: The Individuality of Elias, John, Raphael, Novalis
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    • our anthroposophical understanding of times and seasons, if we are really
    • stands revealed in wondrously beautiful words what Raphael had placed before
    • the unending inspiration of such as can understand — all his work that
    • connection in which it is able to stand when it passes through the Beings of
    • 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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    • 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
    • stand, seen from a human aspect. But they can also be contemplated
    • 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
    • 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
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    • knowledge of the theatre and the deepest understanding for theatrical
    • with a certain understanding for the representation of the personality
    • standpoint of the actor. This is a clear proof that Shakespeare, the
    • It is consequently useless to ask what Shakespeare's own standpoint
  • Title: William Shakespeare
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    • the deepest understanding for theatrical effects.
    • certain understanding for the representation of the personality
    • completely conceived from the standpoint of the actor. This is a
    • consequently useless to ask what Shakespeare's own standpoint may
  • Title: The Manicheans
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    • Before one can understand Freemasonry, one must study the original
    • influenced by that which stands above man. Not until our own epoch
  • 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
    • we stand on an important boundary line. We are mathematically led out
    • activity when from the infinitely small we attain an understanding of
    • only then are we able to understand what is the realm of Arupa
    • conditions.” Goethe wishes to understand the qualitative in the
    • same way, only he will be able to understand and rule the
    • 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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    • to the soul. Anyone who does not understand them should realise that
    • from what is done. On the physical plane we stand upon mineral soil;
    • the dead stands upon a ‘soil’, lives in an environment which
    • 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
    • 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
    • conception in regard to Space only. If you stand in front of a tree,
    • 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
    • stand here in the physical world but with the inner realisation that
    • knowledge and understanding of the spiritual world, which has, as it
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    • basic knowledge required for an understanding of the mystery of
    • possible; these lectures may not conform to literary standards, but
    • 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
    • the matter stands like this: When children cry, the sounds they utter
    • 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
    • standing at various points on the earth. And one person, let us say,
    • can look up to the sun and say that when we stand here at a certain
    • direction where the strong forces come from. If a person is standing
    • in order to understand anything. The earth alone does not give us an
    • understand that people there must constantly re-enliven in their
    • not worth anything. However, if you understand the full context, the
    • 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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    • important truth about human beings, for it enables us to understand
    • Ego, just as he stands there in immediate reality, is not a work of
    • 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
    • like a breath of this deeper understanding of the aesthetic activity
    • that spiritual understanding cannot reside only in a turning towards
    • evolution and history. Seen from the standpoint of reality, what is
    • to see any fine work of art in its reality. You have to stand before
    • reality — the elemental world. We can stand before the Venus of
    • 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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    • Grimm — the saying of an outstanding man who lived not very long
    • structure, freedom is achieved, as Schiller understands it.
    • man, if he is to stand as a free being in the social structure? A
    • 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
    • present in even the most outstanding figures today; and it would be
    • 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
    • because he has to stand entirely on the single point of his own self
    • revelation. In between stands immediate judgment.
    • 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,
    • In earlier times, if a man wanted to be an outstanding jurist, he went
    • wanted to be an outstanding physician, he went to Montpellier or 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,
    • age to age; and today we stand at the starting point of a time when
    • becoming imperative that men should understand these things.
    • are willing to enter into this matter and understand it, we shall be
    • are standing at a turning-point in human evolution. I need only refer
    • see that it has not yet reached an understanding of the Mystery of
    • Even the consciousness of how we stand in relation to our thoughts
    • 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
  • Title: Lecture: Man, Offspring of the World of Stars
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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
    • respect, Sun and Moon stand in polar antithesis. The forces streaming
    • If, therefore, we want to understand the human being and the human
    • understand the being of man by investigating the nature of the Earth
    • Think of the human being as he stands there before us in his physical
    • 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
  • Title: Lecture: The Ear
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    • standpoint once more — the super-sensible world as such.
    • that man as he stands before himself in the physical world represents
    • understand why, for example, salt assumes a cubical form. True, these
    • 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
    • from the plan of an ear into that form wherewith he stands upon the
    • 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
    • orientation in the outer world. He cannot yet walk or stand. True, he
    • to stand upright. We only finish learning this after our birth. For we
    • think. For we are born in truth unorientated for walking and standing,
    • outstanding faculties of the body are transformations, metamorphoses,
    • of the spiritual. Then, in the soul, we have the outstanding faculties
    • 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
    • forth the Will. This is the critical point at which we stand. It
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    • other hand, when you stand in front of students between 14, 15 and 20,
    • not need to understand any other relationship to life. But when we
  • Title: Lecture: The Work of Secret Societies in the World
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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
    • to an age when, as I indicated recently, men will understand what the atom
    • be inaccessible to certain methods of working. — A man standing here,
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    • that an understanding of life may result from an understanding
    • human nature, and we can understand this when we consider the
    • sense of uneasiness and this increases till he stands there in
    • may dream that we are standing somewhere and a man is
    • soul which stand behind the dream while the person is wholly
    • live in these thoughts when they stand on the other side of the
    • stand within the essence, within the being, of Angeloi,
    • 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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    • Distinct, like an island, there stand out from the general etheric
    • stream of warmth. They stand out for inner reasons — which are
    • 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
    • appearance, and behind it there stand as realities: Seraphim,
    • As long as man stands upon Earth, he lives among the revelations of
    • once more to behold, and to know, and to understand, through the outer
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    • the ‘Scientific’ standpoint. On the other hand, it seems
    • 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
    • Jesus,’ it became apparent that when one stands on truly
    • of history understands them to be. The whole human evolutionary
    • ancient Mysteries. There is little understanding to-day of what the
    • remote past. The soul standing wholly upon its own foundations, can
    • 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
    • Let us now consider how one who stands on the ground of
    • 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
    • external research stands before a query, it is not led on to the
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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
    • human being to another? To outer eyes, men stand there, side by side;
    • help you to understand these things. We know that the world evolves
    • But even nowadays it is quite easy to understand the real origin of
    • We can never understand such marvellous interweavings by reference to
    • music a world that stands behind the physical world, using the
    • 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
    • standing on the balcony of the summer-house at the Villa Wesendonck
    • feeling and let the ideas in their totality stand before our souls.
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    • strained every nerve to understand how a Being like the Christ, Who
    • in regard to the outstanding figures of the early Christian centuries
    • Very little real understanding of Plato is shown in modern text-books
    • Idea of the Good stands above the others. — For what is expressed
    • is little real understanding of Platonic philosophy. Modern
    • intellectualism is incapable of it. Nor is it possible to understand
    • 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.
    • absolutely objective standpoint, for what comes to pass in history is
  • Title: Lecture: The Crossing of the Threshold and the Social Organism
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    • A real understanding of the present can only be gained if we rightly
    • taken into account from a SPIRITUAL standpoint! We should not delude
    • consider this from the standpoint of human curiosity, for this would
    • be quite wrong; you must instead consider it from the standpoint
    • stand within the economic life, gives us the most important
  • Title: Lecture: The Weaving and Living Activity of the Human Etheric Bodies
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    • From this standpoint, the animal kingdom differs from man only
    • case of Oken. From the standpoint of his time, the scientist Oken
    • material which is used in accordance with higher standpoints. While
    • contemplate from a similar standpoint man’s astral body. We
    • always contemplate things from different standpoints, so that we
    • standpoints from which these things are viewed.
    • as our etheric body. From the standpoint just indicated, our etheric
    • considered from a particular standpoint ... from the standpoint that
    • from this standpoint, spiritual science acquires an immense
    • (his standpoint is quite an indifferent matter; it is all the same
    • These facts stand on
    • it is nevertheless so, from the standpoint of reality.
    • that the experience of standing beneath the gallows and. being
    • 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.
    • programme. From their own standpoint, the ordinary Philistines are
  • Title: Lecture: And The Temple Becomes Man
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    • heard how the creations of art and of culture help us to understand
    • symbolic figures of mystery and grandeur stand before us as we
    • needs no human being near it or inside it; it stands there in its own
    • expression of the microcosm, of man. Understanding of the aspiring
    • The human being standing on the soil of the Earth, concealing a
    • ground and raising himself upright; then we picture him standing
    • day, to stand before us. Everything, in a certain sense, must be
    • modern age become mature enough to understand the nature of such a
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
  • Title: Lecture: The Mystery of Golgotha
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    • all the forces of the human soul; to understand it not only from the
    • limited standpoint of present-day civilisation, but so as to
    • distant world could then begin to understand all other things on
    • future, from the standpoint of the initiate of modern time. I
    • have already sought to place before you the standpoint of the
    • yet how are they there? Look at the human being as he stands before
    • Then do we understand how it is like an illness if man
    • lead him through the Death that stands at the end of life's
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    • older faculty of Intuition they were standing within the world of
    • experience of standing intuitively within this higher Hierarchy that
    • 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 Gods who stand above man in the various Hierarchies knew only of
    • the Trinity as standing above the First Hierarchy. In reality It only
    • 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
    • man, while he stands right within the decaying processes of Nature,
    • You must understand that the Michael thought is not a thing to be
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    • 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
    • development stand higher than man but in their development of soul
    • and Spirit stand lower than man. Throughout the regions of Siberia
    • faculty of earthly thought and to establish a standard and technique
    • 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
    • the sphere of Imaginative knowledge that we can stand with full
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    • understanding of these things. I said, people only imagine that they
    • elemental world, and there is a certain system which stands in a near
    • 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
    • stand as it were, in a single point of the whole world structure, and
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    • standpoints different things may be asserted in regard to a myth. It
    • said, from a certain standpoint — is the Osiris-Isis-Myth
    • standpoints, as well as in reference to the one I shall take as a
    • might be as much common understanding among modern men as, let us
    • particularly outstanding degree. A certain clairvoyance naturally
    • understanding of the Greek consciousness! Thus the Greek in looking
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    • matter where he stands in the world, can be helped by the will to
    • development of which we are standing, to the Fourth Post-Atlantean
    • was an expedient, in order to take up a stand on the question: is a
    • his stand, stretches out his arms and then he is the cross. From
    • 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
    • told you that the divine spiritual Beings who stand at the
    • an understanding of the present-day world conception. For the world
    • essentials standing spiritually before mankind up to the new
    • ancient Egyptian myths standing there at the side of Osiris. And for
    • For an understanding of
    • there is to stand before our soul's gaze that which once sounded over
    • precisely for the better understanding of the Mystery of
    • Golgotha. There must stand before our soul's gaze all the mystery
    • do not misunderstand it. This other Osiris-Isis myth is in no way
    • upon your unbiased understanding. This other Osiris-Isis myth then
    • stands in preparation, but which also has been read by few. And yet
    • the inscription stands clearly there, just as clearly as the
    • inscription stands there: ‘I am Man, I am the Past, the Present
    • stands far away from reality. The power of the Word, the power of
    • in the Lauenburg district. Because a tombstone stands there and on
    • 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
    • the new Isis Myth can stand beside the old Osiris-Isis Myth, why both
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    • standing outside the priesthood cannot raise the veil of Isis. One
    • constellations of the cosmos. One must only understand this
    • stands in Cancer, then this is the
    • when it stands in Cancer, one says: the moon has its home, its house,
    • combination which stands in connection with the objects, this does
    • the Spring equinox stands in Taurus are connected
    • 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
    • dear friends, stands favourably for this epoch, but this must give no
    • understand the great impulses which solely and alone can lead
    • all questions of the war, he had always taken a different stand from
    • vastly convenient to stand back and say: Yes, negotiations are going
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    • one or another standpoint during my present stay here, but which are
    • essential for a right understanding of the two coming lectures.
    • stand inwardly.
    • sought in these lectures to show from a lofty historical standpoint
    • standpoint from which he viewed world-history, pointed out that when
    • must really be considered from a different standpoint from the one
    • all-embracing standpoint in their world conception, which indeed can
    • only come from an understanding of the spiritual world. Hence, thinks
    • have everywhere party-standpoints in which everyone looks on his
    • standpoint and others take others, and an agreement must come
    • about through life itself. No one stand point should gain a footing
    • feelings. On the one hand, one says: From what lofty standpoints,
    • catastrophic events which now stand so terribly before us. And
    • what did Friedrich Schlegel understand by the Christianizing of
    • is a trained Natural Scientist, standing in the difficult life of
    • and it could be multiplied — of the way in which people stand
    • von Hartmann and said ‘Well, I don't understand Zeller!
    • standpoint. He has, in the first place, only seen the parties which
    • by the Representative of mankind who stands in the centre of our
    • 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
    • can give us, man can gain no conception of how he stands in relation
    • form concepts that lead him to say ‘I do not stand here
    • earth I stand as human being, but as man I am the expression of the
    • understand this, my dear friends, because an age has come that could
    • not understand this, everything that refers to spiritual things
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    • its own standpoint. In fact the natural science of today only
    • feeling and experience — with the conception: ‘I stand here on
    • this earthly soil, but this ground on which I stand, in which I shall
    • 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
    • general peace. For us the word “separate” stands in
    • ‘... For us the word “separate” stands in
    • You see, as man stands
    • relatively early youth. As I have said, the head no longer stands in
    • but such a poet as Novalis. Then one stands in wonder before the
    • the standpoint of a quite particular ingeniousness in such an unclear
    • from which one could understand what actually happened. Where is
    • world-historical fact. And, on the other hand, one can say: men stand
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    • the breathing system, the blood circulation, and so forth. It stands
    • comes to us from the earth. Between these two stands our rhythmic
    • system, stands our feeling life, which can develop on the foundation
    • what is ours from the earth. Between the two stands our feeling life
    • it, you understand, by raising his breathing process to
    • 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
    • its earliest times. The Mystery of Golgotha stands there for us as a
    • a thing becomes understandable when he is willing to listen to what
    • acquire the strength to stand up for Anthroposophy, wherever we can.
    • Anthroposophy, my dear friends, will need people who stand up for
    • courage, we do not really understand what Anthroposophy means for the
    • 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
    • does not merely consist in the child's learning to stand
    • of gravity in the body, whether standing or walking, lies at the
    • with walking, standing, equilibration, differentiation between hands
    • 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
    • preceding weakness or failing, is not adopting the standpoint of true
    • 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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    • in their life of soul, it would be impossible to understand them. One
    • would not understand how they spoke or what they did. Historical
    • a music-stand and laying upon it specimens of minerals from his
    • 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
    • Three epochs, therefore, stand out before us. — The epoch
    • anthroposophical Spiritual Science can understand thoroughly what is
    • 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.
    • world of the senses can stand the test of searching examination; the
    • denotes complete misunderstanding, for the very reverse is the truth.
    • matter where he stands, in time or in space, no matter what the
    • stand the test of healthy human reason — the eternal, immortal
    • ceased to be an external reality, stands before you in a
    • Mysticism and the like. As science stands in contrast with
    • superstition, so does anthroposophical Spiritual Science stand in
    • 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
    • every unprejudiced mind will admit, we stand in dire need to-day.
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    • spirit. By departing from various standpoints, we have gradually
    • understanding attitude towards the world and man. This does not
    • different standpoint. The way in which he deals with the problems
    • century; but we should observe this from a different standpoint.
    • When Darwinism brought forward its great standpoint, Darwinism, which
    • wealth of facts had been collected from certain standpoints, when
    • how the truth, the absolute truth of Darwinism may stand, it
    • standpoint. The things which appear in material life are an image of
    • to understand what it lacked, indeed, but what it had to lack, owing
    • They remained at a standstill by the image, they thought that this
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    • stand upon a firm ground. It was something completely new in
    • from an aesthetic standpoint. We can bear in mind the monumental
    • state from his particular standpoint and, in reality, he was
    • and to consider him a little from a spiritual standpoint. Many people
    • man of the same type would stand there, he would be exactly the same.
    • from his standpoint, he praised Haeckel, he praised him exceedingly,
    • I have explained to you; let us consider it from the standpoint
    • another standpoint, how certain people, who felt that the head of
    • which the life of sleep inserts itself, from the standpoint of time,
    • standpoint, what takes place in that case. Imagine a Moleshott, or a
    • standpoint of the earth-being, and he speaks of the universe from the
    • standpoint of the earth-being. Try to feel how this standpoint is,
    • human being is not only considered from the standpoint of a certain
    • from the standpoint of the whole year in which he lives, and of its
    • seasons, from the standpoint of the various localities in which he
    • standpoint than the ordinary one of the nineteenth century and of the
    • which may be accepted from a social standpoint.
    • the form in which we can understand it, if we allow things to take
    • the head. This is the standpoint from which the whole matter should
    • withstand, we die in one moment. But otherwise, we die
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    • body. It may perhaps be difficult to understand this, but the etheric
    • consider the whole case from a higher standpoint — that for
    • contemplate it from a spiritual-scientific standpoint, if we say
    • grasp how matters really stand with an etheric body that had to cut
    • we see it standing before us like a microcosm. We recognise what
    • a purely external standpoint, there is really no difference
    • a spiritual-scientific standpoint, we may say even at the present
    • central figure of the group will stand upon the projecting rock. It
    • is such a significant Being and it is so difficult to understand
    • Him, that this understanding can only be reached in the course of
    • unable to see how these three Beings stand within the world. The true
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    • you of the three figures whose outstanding importance has lasted from
    • Boehme. We feel how they wrestled within themselves to understand
    • man. And so he is incapable of understanding the reality of the
    • was no longer living in the experiences of the soul. Bacon stands as
    • man as he stands there with his life of soul on the one side and his
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
  • Title: Lecture: It is a Necessity of Our Earnest Times to Find Again the Path Leading to the Spirit
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    • these conditions of our times from those standpoints which result
    • 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.
    • been studied very little from an external historical standpoint,
    • his understanding was connected with his body the Greek felt with
    • not stand visibly before us, because we have conquered thinking for
    • 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
    • an insight into world-events from a spiritual standpoint, must see
    • 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
    • translated into the language that human reason can understand. The
    • 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.
    • From the standpoint of Initiation, therefore, one would have to say:
    • humanity is necessary for any true understanding of Anthroposophy.
    • this ego, to feel that we have within us the ego behind which stand
    • than a relic, for nobody understands what the Liberal Arts really
    • things are said from the standpoint of a kind of thinking that has
    • creates out of intuitions, people do not understand it. My
    • an outer beacon for the signs of the times. This Building stands here
  • Title: Lecture: The Relation of the Movement for Religious Renewal to the Anthroposophical Movement
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    • will understand what is really the deeper cause of my words. Let me
    • did not do this, misunderstanding might easily arise.
    • clearly understand that it is the anthroposophical impulse which
    • other Movement; and that one who understands what the
    • understand it grasp its essential nature and do not think that it is
    • Renewal. If anyone who stands on the ground of the Movement for
    • Therefore I beg you to understand that it is necessary for the
    • understand in what way alone it is possible to work rightly in
    • case stands, for there is at the present time far too great a
    • I am quite sure that the very excellent and outstanding individuals
    • so that whenever it is necessary to stand up for the rights of the
    • is earnestly desired by me. In order that no misunderstanding should
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    • great events of the present are taking place, to those who must stand
    • one definite standpoint, so that a more accurate knowledge can
    • human being such as he stands before us, here, in the physical world
    • stand upon the foundation of ordinary science, in the usual
    • birth can never rise up before our soul, the moment of death stands
    • moment of death. It stands before us as one of the most beautiful and
    • overcome by a feeling telling us that we stand within the world as
    • childhood, stands before us simultaneously, in powerful pictures. A
    • panorama of our life, a life-picture stands before us and it
    • your friend standing before you in exactly the same way in which he
    • from a loftier standpoint, we human beings are extremely great
    • our earthly life; we still stand within our earthly existence. Now
    • are able to understand this.
    • admonishment to the effect that we should stand fully within all that
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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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    • consciousness soul cannot understand this development. An example was
    • consciousness soul age, and in that case will have no understanding
    • 1919. I am not going to judge it from an ethical standpoint at the
    • matter from the standpoint of the heart, what a difference you see!
    • problems. From the standpoint of the work in Dornach it was not an
    • clarity, not of mystical becloudedness. Anthroposophy can stand
    • sectarianism. But anthroposophy can stand light in all its fulness;
    • getting to understand how its knowledge is derived. Experimentation
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    • 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
    • without preparing ourself for the understanding of it. In our day a far more
    • 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
    • the mighty memory tableau I have often described stands before his
    • we shall understand many a thing in everyday life, if we know about
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    • understanding things, completely undermines a deeper method arising
    • not just to know this, but to understand more and more clearly the
    • kind of a person is he? If you understand what life really is, then
    • 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
    • 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
    • can withstand heart poisons and other harmful influences of the
    • the physical body. Now we will understand a number of things that
    • 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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    • 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,
    • understand this fact and many others besides. You know from the
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • past life standing before him as a great tableau. Then, after a
    • 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
    • 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
    • only when we take spirit as the starting point. We can understand
    • laughing and weeping only when we understand the connection between
    • 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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    • today not standing with his feet on the earth, but raising himself
    • the starry Heavens with an understanding of the beings who were
    • thus understand to be a necessary consequence of the foregoing you
    • we see it meeting with understanding, when envisaged as the idea of a
    • this particular belt of the earth. Therefore we can understand that
    • in either direction. And it is our task today to understand this in
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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
    • you see a man standing opposite two other people. Let us take into
    • pleased to see just these two particular people standing together.
    • man feels in seeing the two standing side by side has nothing
    • standing together gives him. It is something quite different, and it
    • is standing opposite the two people. The point is that the man
    • develops a feeling of joy over the two men in front of him standing
    • likes seeing the two people standing together.
    • us take a further example. Imagine a man standing here at a certain
    • constellation of stars. If he were to stand five paces away he would
    • higher the level at which man is. Imagine a dog standing in front of
    • in so far as it is a sense object. But if a man were to stand in
    • 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
    • stands firmly on the basis of the Christ experience, and the Christ
    • understanding of the world.
    • join an anthroposophical society? To understand the purpose of an
    • have to apply in order to understand the evolution of world phenomena
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    • be taken as a standard example of the way in which the great truths
    • book you would ipso facto have an adequate understanding of
    • 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
    • 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
    • were able to perceive it, an erroneous thought would stand there
    • Initiation that thoughts gather around us and stand there like
    • when he is in the physical body. Outside the body it stands there
    • This will help you to understand that for certain karmic
    • recognised in all its strength and fallaciousness stands there,
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    • after death. Understanding of every human soul without distinction of
    • that understanding can become more complete. Let us, however, begin
    • The most important and most outstanding fact revealed by
    • You will readily understand that this must have the
    • is not in a position to repair it. And it is easy to understand that
    • 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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    • would be judging from the standpoint of our limited earthly
    • 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:
    • first step towards a real understanding of our relationships as human
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    • differs from perception on Earth. On Earth the human being stands at
    • and hearing expand into space; from the centre where he is standing
    • the standpoint of Spiritual Science the sleep that occurs at a more
    • human being, let us say at midnight, regarded from the standpoint of
    • quite rightly from a certain standpoint — that the Ego and
    • Understanding
    • of this fact is the best equipment for understanding certain
    • standpoint the statement is quite correct — that man leaves his
    • standpoint. With his kind of clairvoyance he pays more attention to
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    • 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
    • the Christ Impulse in the right way. We stand face to face with the
    • 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’
    • stands permanently upright and the spirit living within him while he
    • human being reaches the level ordained for him, when he can stand
    • between the true form of man and the faculties of standing and
    • Form. They are Luciferic Spirits who have come to a standstill in
    • horizontal position and consciously desire to stand upright, to learn
    • 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
    • standpoint. Admittedly, we come across idealists, materialists and
    • other ‘-ists’ who swear by their own standpoint, but
    • say: truth lies in the middle, between two different standpoints. But
    • of this or that standpoint but by applying the modes of knowledge
    • they were able to understand matters altogether different from those
    • for which they had previously shown understanding. These will be
    • little aptitude for the spiritual standpoint they adopt in later
    • 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
    • from the standpoint of our physical senses only, but far greater
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    • we stand before the mystery of Number which will not be further
    • cannot be regarded from the spiritual standpoint exactly as it is
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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,
    • 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
    • the inner standpoint of the soul, it will be quite clear to you that
    • 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
    • as though he were standing quite alone with it. And then only one
    • 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
    • standing at the summit of his time, if he is asked to believe in
    • understanding will come to realise through the external documents
    • out of the Gnosis, were to stand before you, he might also take the
    • understand very well how you have become so proud and arrogant, with
    • powerless to understand what the star should signify, separated as we
    • of humanity? ... then, standing on the ground of Anthroposophy, we
    • the world something which influenced human understanding and was yet
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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,
    • 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
    • as we have often emphasised, we stand with deepest admiration before
    • been in the highest degree capable of understanding the nature of
    • understanding were present.
    • culture-epoch, we find that the possibility of understanding Christ
    • epoch, when even the Gnosis was not powerful enough to understand
    • understanding was present, since these three Magi do at least appear
    • 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 —
    • the standpoint of Spiritual Science at the history of theology in
    • of understanding the Christ Being. For theological erudition seems to
    • understanding. That is radically expressed, but anyone ready to enter
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    • understanding the Being of Christ Jesus. Then we came to the
    • Being as a high spiritual Being. But for understanding human
    • in the fourth post-Atlantean epoch aspired to understand the Being of
    • which will enable us to understand much that happened later on. A
    • mythologies of the most diverse peoples. We can understand how it was
    • 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
    • is active in it. The column of fire in which Moses stands is akin to
    • commandments that arise when the Ego stands directly over against God
    • 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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    • From the standpoint of Spiritual Science, it is a superb
    • Christ Impulse working below the surface. Then we shall understand
    • the injunction: “Search out where the name of Parsifal stands!”
    • “Learn to understand the saying that through my powers there
    • Parsifal, stands on the holy, gold-gleaming Vessel, in which is the
    • Host. It stands there.
    • “I once by Fisher-King did stand.
    • such a way that the name of Parsifal stands upon it? Where can it be
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    • yesterday, stand in the way. And the final result of spiritual
    • full moon. How does the vernal full moon stand in the heavens at the
    • Easter festival — how must it stand? It must begin, at least a
    • the Sun standing together in the sign of Cancer. So it was that
    • accordingly, had to come by degrees to understand something that will
    • 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
    • capable of so understanding Him that we shall not misunderstand what
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    • matters actually stand in regard to what we call man's Saturn
    • ancient Saturn laws. If, however, we look from what stands before us
    • will have to ask the question: How does it stand with what is derived
    • how does it stand with regard to the Sun part? Can we find the Sun
    • made much progress in the understanding of such differences, the
    • believe that they understand what Plato and Aristotle perceived as a
    • you consider the whole thought-structure of Thomas Aquinas it stands
    • by the world in his free thought creation. We are still standing in
    • Hence today we are also standing
    • wisdom, must understand what it is, must flow into the stream of
    • Being that stands behind evolves in such a way that its external
    • longer periods, from incarnation to incarnation. Here stand the
    • who stands spiritually as much higher than man as a 100 years is
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    • individualities stands the Sun, creating harmony between the
    • no-one can understand what is contained in the flaming brilliance of
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    • from the Standpoint of Spiritual Science”, delivered on the
    • life in a physical body. This is seen from the standpoint of the one
    • somewhat different standpoint. His association with those whom he has
    • say that, seen from a certain standpoint, human life viewed in this
    • death from the standpoint of our physical life upon the earth, but
    • from the other side, from the standpoint of one who has already
    • How do matters stand if the contemplation of death is
    • part of a world of necessary happenings. From the earthly standpoint
    • stand, but we are very seldom able to see the whole connexion.
    • the spiritual standpoint are fully aware that a man who is about to
    • view things. And if we consider it from the standpoint of a
    • better understanding of life, as already explained, shows us that not
    • because he cannot understand Plato during a Greek lesson! Man would,
    • to spiritual science, and how the world adopts a standpoint which would
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    • body, and with which we stand in manifold relations — specific
    • You will understand the character of such an influence from the soul
    • there is one thing of outstanding importance. Let us not imagine that
    • understand what I now have to say. Bear in mind this whole relation
    • understand that these relationships depend on our whole mood and
    • however sincerely gained. Therefore, no one who stands with full
    • is necessary for everyone who stands on the true ground of occultism
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    • contained in everything of a solid earthy nature. The outstanding
    • One can see already how matters stand. Those who have reached a
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    • single case it can only speak of things from one definite standpoint,
    • (and that is a good thing), the human being such as he stands before
    • Of course, those who stand upon the foundation of
    • soul, the moment of death stands before our soul throughout our life
    • constantly have before us the moment of death. It stands before
    • we gaze at it, we are overcome by a feeling telling us that we stand
    • stand before us simultaneously in powerful pictures. A panorama of
    • our life, a life-picture, stands before us and it reveals,
    • rise up within you as LIVING memories; you see your friend standing
    • But in reality, and from a loftier standpoint, we human
    • still stand within our earthly existence. Now that we have cast off
    • souls who are able to understand this.
    • of our time, an admonition to the effect that we should stand fully
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    • stand out there upon the battlefields, where historic events are
    • physical body, he stands in a world, as we have become accustomed to
    • 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
    • most wonderful thing, which can ever anew stand before man's
    • a moving experience, indeed — and from this standpoint also, I
    • world, in which we stand, even with our physical bodies there is also
    • which we speak here, in Spiritual Science. For the dead understand
    • thinking than his own. The standpoint taken by the materialist
    • attitude, but also the materialistic standpoint or conception —
    • 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
    • kinds of apparatus, which raise the standard of human life and
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    • your goodwill and sympathetic spiritual understanding. For indeed the
    • Perhaps you will better understand what we mean if you
    • 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
    • present time to acknowledge that a man, as he stands before us in the
    • take something neutral — what does modern man understand by the
    • Just as the sentient-soul stands in a certain
    • and understand each other or try to understand each other as regards
    • Folk-spirits, and yet there is something in which they understand one
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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,
    • and we must clearly understand that man could in no wise have
    • understand that real physical preliminary conditions are necessary in
    • Sometimes these configurations stand out in strong
    • Moon-cycle moved forward to their present standpoint.
    • spiritual understanding, which must be clothed in ordinary words
    • conceptions, if from the anthroposophical standpoint one observes a
    • 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
    • not stand still, because he would then be allowing the germs for
    • think of him as being a higher Being, one standing two stages higher
    • Now you can understand that the law of renunciation, of
    • of these normal and abnormal Spirits of Form, we shall understand
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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
    • of the child from the standpoint of spiritual science, you will admit
    • 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
    • ground on which we stand, down to the formation of islands and
    • 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
    • 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
    • really upon which we stand and which offers us resistance? What man
    • he is able to stand upon solid ground he owes to the circumstance
    • understand our planet in this way: Where its boundaries of air and
    • element standing on just the same level as the others. To fulfill the
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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
    • of Form, for they stand higher in the rank of the hierarchies —
    • from an occult standpoint, quite correct in describing what appears
    • system, and only the physical body stands for itself, it is an image
    • polarity, if we wish to understand the depths of the Folk-souls.
    • Now you will also understand that a people like the
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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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    • this Germanic Scandinavian mythology, notwithstanding its many points
    • 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
    • familiar; they could in a certain respect understand them, and they
    • East it would be particularly difficult to understand the Western
    • stage higher than this standpoint, so that they experienced in the
    • 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
    • macrocosm and understands when he is told that it is called
    • 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
    • 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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    • Angelic Being, who stands between man and the Folk-soul, by Donar or
    • 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
    • Child of these two worlds, stands in front of them as a third world.
    • disputes, and which in reality rest upon great misunderstandings, is
    • suffice to make one understand that therein the human and the
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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
    • Christ; or whether they will remain at a standstill on the physical
    • Germanic Scandinavian mythology, it ought then to understand that
    • belongs to us all in Northern and Central Europe, will again stand
    • 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
    • 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
    • from his own standpoint and his own ground, — to contribute to
    • 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
    • is a capacity of which our own time particularly stands in need. The human
    • 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
    • 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
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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
    • 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
    • that as a normal human being he is all the time standing by. The
    • 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
    • notwithstanding that the teaching of Copernicus is not in the
    • whether perhaps the numerous misunderstandings which exist with regard
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    • time of Summer. To understand the essential meaning of these
    • divine-spiritual-super-sensible reality, and when, understanding what
    • twilight, the man of today who rightly understands the Christmas
    • 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
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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
    • Michelangelo and the Greek sculptors; he stands at the beginning of
    • stands at the opening of the modern age in the same relation to art
    • stand. Look at his Madonnas; in the earliest phase the child rests
    • brought it to a standstill and the Pope transferred his interests
    • we ourselves stand. We live together with this God the Father; we
    • woman just reaching maturity; she stands forth among the other Angel
    • the highest things. Sibyls and Prophets stand over against each other
    • ourselves stand, was also well aware what it means if the soul and
    • Michelangelo stands at the
    • understand it more inwardly and in the present age see how the human
    • Michelangelo. If we start from this standpoint and try to get as close
    • understand the doctrine of repeated earth lives any more than his
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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
    • But a real understanding of modern life makes it evident that through
    • through Spiritual Science to an understanding of life, that we should
    • nobody can understand the jolt that was given to humanity during the
    • to vision and understanding of life; of how Spiritual Science can
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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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    • him. From the standpoint of modern natural science it is easy to say
    • 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
    • standing, as it were, by criticism and rebuke, or when we progress as
    • 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
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    • practically when the human being stands before you, he is that being
    • to know the true essence of the person who stands before us. We
    • they continue experimenting, they will one day be able to understand
    • understand the mineral, lifeless substance; that is to say, they will
    • were, standing in the dark. If the etheric body were able to cognize,
    • Now that you are able to understand this upon a deeper foundation,
    • explained to you, in many lectures, the standpoints which should be
    • the world. If we raise our soul's eye with understanding to
    • You can therefore see, my dear friends, how the understanding of the
    • requirements, but in accordance with standards pertaining to the
    • far more difficult to understand. But for modern people it suffices
    • itself, then people say that they cannot understand it, and that it
    • we are standing under the sign of cooperation in our anthroposophical
    • the understanding that if anything is to be attained in the social
    • You see, my dear friends, learn to stand courageously by the fact
    • be glad for each person who shows but a grain of understanding, and
    • bad will, or what is more frequent today, lack of understanding
    • must be done by each one in the place where he is standing. This is
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    • born out of the feeling that man stands within the life of
    • standpoint:
    • the Earth. This will enable you to understand many things. In the
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    • withstanding men's demand for the Gospels, their desire to be
    • 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.”
    • basis of what he is in himself. This stands out clearly as a
    • 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
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    • road that leads to a knowledge and understanding of the spiritual
    • stands there before us in its truth or untruth and our personality
    • personally involved; the satisfied hunger cannot be said to stand
    • 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
    • not-withstanding that we have taken for ourselves a fragment of it to
    • it stands there for others to behold. And if these, who are not
    • understand it here, is, comparatively speaking, a new thing in our
    • experience, stands alone; and all he can do is to clothe it in words
    • him as he speaks; and he can acquire the habit of standing in this
    • was reading for the first time in an old book. Please understand me
    • spiritually it severs itself from one. A man who stands outside
    • personal experience in knowledge, one is compelled to stand alone.
    • understanding of life, his heart will be open to receive what the
    • literature of how Christianity is deepened, and can stand forth in
    • 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
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    • SOCIAL UNDERSTANDING —
    • be dead facts, but should bring with them understanding of such a
    • all sides we find it confirmed that our age stands for the
    • 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
    • understanding if it is, to some extent, to create the opposite pole
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    • understands his own times, can attain higher knowledge.
    • 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
    • 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
    • fact that the figure of Paul stands at the summit of Christian tradition,
    • 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
    • accounted of outstanding importance. Yet throughout this work we find
    • of our present troubles unless we develop understanding of the enmity
    • super-sensible ideas. On the understanding of this event depends whether
    • ‘Easter,’ how do I stand to super-sensible knowledge? For
    • 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
    • understanding of many things that happen in the social life by
    • understand plant life unless we bear in mind that everything which
    • 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
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    • from his profound understanding of the material as well as spiritual
    • have to consider the matter from various standpoints. Let us to-day
    • Indeed, we have to do with an individuality standing on its head. We
    • only regard it rightly if we imagine it, compared to man, as standing
    • agricultural individuality is standing on its head? For the following
    • anxious to understand it in its complex molecular structure. In
    • astonishment they stand before what they imagine as the complicated
    • plant. To understand the plant, we must recognise the form of the
    • stand face to face with a great change, even in the inner being of
    • inwardness of Nature, so do we now stand in need of such knowledge
    • Whereas that which stands nearer to the earthly-living nature, namely
    • understanding.
    • also understand the animal organism in this way. The animal organism
    • therefore you turn the animal in this way and stand it on its head,
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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
    • of plants. The plant as it stands before us in the soul has only a
    • understand the process of seed-formation a little more fully than
    • mediates between the two. Clay stands rather nearer to the silicious
    • 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
    • stand under the influence of mineral manures will have a kind of growth
    • already described to you from several standpoints, and that is the chalky
    • Anyone who wishes to understand foot-and-mouth disease — that
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    • still further, in view of our necessary standpoint that whatever is
    • organic places. Yarrow stands out in Nature as though some creator of
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    • from his profound understanding of the material as well as spiritual
    • inwardly. They stand inherently, by their own quality — that is
    • to see that everyone is compelled to drive the mice away by standard
    • 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
    • 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
    • of insects and birds — all that flutters and flies stands in relation
    • away, as I told you a few days ago from another standpoint. This is
    • 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
    • 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
    • organism. But we should also understand the opposite pole. This is a
    • wish to create the foundations for an understanding of the feeding-process,
    • an animal standing in the dark, dull stable, and receiving — measured
    • understand the animal organisation — and the human too, for that
    • a wonderful interplay, but we must understand it stage by stage, progressively,
    • is a whole number of standard fodders, each of which has its significance
    • what you give. Think how you will stand in your farming work if you
    • possess, as in the case of diabetes, etc. We only understand these matters
    • for example, whether a farmer speaks of these things, or one who stands
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    • communicated, the reasonable understanding of how the world
    • personal. Whoever wishes to understand the doctrine of
    • it is placed towards the East. The priest stands at the
    • existing Cosmos. Man must understand his communion with
    • could understand the World that is expressed in the
    • the union of Osiris and Isis stands as Sanctissimus above
    • had no understanding for the Sacrifice of the Mass. When we
    • understanding, we have before us the later reflection of
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    • in regard to his form, and from this standpoint widen and
    • understand the way in which he is placed into it, and is at
    • when we weigh a human being, he stands there like a
    • standpoint of a Greek reflecting over such things, we might
    • stands for agriculture. In this sign people, of course, see
    • from the standpoint of the ancient Greeks — Aries,
    • adopt the standpoint of the Greeks, but today we can no
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    • purpose and will of existence, we must also learn to understand how the most
    • all of us are standing within the same spiritual development which Goethe
    • their descendants. You will accordingly understand that this mystery of how
    • to be understood if one would acquire an inner understanding of modern
    • 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
    • an astral principle and an I-principle. For even while we stand here in the
    • 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
    • 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
    • mankind was standing at that point in the world. All through which he had
    • there the Eternal stands at rest in the form of an enduring thought, and we
    • understand that he has to pass through the next point, which reverses
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    • the contrary, those who honestly and earnestly stand within our
    • these boundaries with the ordinary forces of human understanding.
    • where he stands in ordinary life and in ordinary science; from there
    • Activity called forth many misunderstandings, because people simply
    • Activity gave rise to so many misunderstandings. But it had to be
    • This conception leads to a standpoint that makes it appear childish
    • 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
    • rest in regard to the reality of our knowledge. From the standpoint
    • Please do not misunderstand me. I do not mean that the forces which
    • should have to speak for hours from the standpoint of a theory of
    • problems of the present time from the anthroposophical standpoint.
    • Those who bear in mind that from the anthroposophical standpoint the
    • along these paths do not stand outside the ordinary
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    • comparison from ordinary sense observation will help us to understand
    • courage, a standing up for what one recognizes as true, are proper
    • spiritual world, but who have acquired an understanding of entering,
    • yet one need not come by this means to a real understanding of the
    • be handled in this way, of that which stands apart from 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
    • thinking reside faculties that stand in direct connection with the
    • understanding — not the kind given by the things
    • in regard to what he is trying to prove. One can understand the
    • and therefore to stand as though spiritually unconscious in relation
    • things that can stand in a hostile way on the path of spiritual
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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
    • 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
    • evolution into the age of great and outstanding perceptions of an
    • modern man understand his being in the way he longs to. Therefore
    • sacred duty of the times to stand up and speak to large audiences.
    • 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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    • limited to the understanding that he considers appertains to
    • So, from a deeper understanding of our Spiritual
    • a year. When we understand this yearly course aright we are filled,
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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
    • If someone stands before a mirror and another person
    • also stands there beside him, it cannot be denied that what is seen
    • person who stands beside me and looks into the mirror too, gives me a
    • things of which man stands in need. Objections are ever being raised
    • able to attain understanding of that which the seer is able to bring
    • It is not because man is unable to understand with his
    • to understand — really to grasp the things, the matter taught,
    • exercise this power from the standpoint of a purely materialistic
    • privileges, we have to recognise those who stand on the foundation of
    • 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
    • do and of what mankind stands in need. We must in the first place
  • 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
    • and understanding another man. We are really faced with a difficulty
    • understand the being of man in the light of Spiritual Science. In a
    • published a few years ago, I said that man, as he stands
    • really understand their fellow-beings must develop love for the
    • in the oriental peoples. We can therefore understand that in
    • those of Middle Europe, we find an outstanding development of the
    • 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
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    • 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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    • such an understanding.
    • not they try to understand what ought to be done in the present
    • So we stand to-day at
    • understanding of things.
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • understand. For if one brings a new “impulse,” whose
    • incomprehensible. Of course one does not understand it if
    • spiritual understanding of what in art need only remain a
    • gaining an understanding of the world, and the necessity of
    • One should understand
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    • Today, in so far as we wish to understand man by means of natural
    • the world. And from this standpoint scientific validity is given to
    • if one lives intuitively in the Nature of knowing. One understands
    • Here is where we stand on the
    • understandably from those who, according to well-known hypotheses,
    • seemed to stand there in its own right as a natural power, working
  • 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
    • stands on the debit side of our Karma. For a soul of our epoch it is
    • 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
    • the power of his own words; he will stand on his own feet in the
    • impulse of Anthroposophy as a preparation for understanding the
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    • nowadays who is not nervous. We can well understand even this
    • other's will. But now suppose that I stand quite alone, and in my own
    • 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
    • constituted that its three dimensions, as they are called, stand at
    • that would be necessary if we were to come to a clear understanding
    • dimension of space — standing vertically, so to speak, upon the
    • stand with our spatial concepts and spatial experiences within the
    • objectifying of this experience, man stands within the external world
    • “mathematicising”, do not show a deeper understanding of
    • of space — by walking and standing upright, by orientating
    • differently. From the logical, mathematical standpoint one can
    • have spatial extension but stand within the unextended — the
    • 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
    • this, nobody understands the Greek view of the world. But the Greeks
    • and gave him the scientific standpoint we have to-day — so
    • the firm base on which science stands to-day, seeks to extend this
    • anyone who stands to-day with full consciousness within Anthroposophy
    • derives this consciousness from standing within the course of human
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    • sense, we need, before all else, to understand thoroughly the human
    • proceeds from, the human form. We must understand the human form in a
    • when we do so? Well: imagine yourself standing in a field on a clear,
    • with your human understanding — you achieve nothing. But if you
    • whole human being, with full understanding of the cosmos, then, in
    • 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
    • what I have just hinted at: of being able actually to stand, as an
    • 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
    • being, can be extended to his whole being, if one really understands
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    • same standard of education, the same mood of soul, as those of his
    • is still repeated — without any understanding of its
    • wisdom. It is received without understanding, although as an impulse
    • standards.
    • standpoint enters into the development of modern civilisation.
    • 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
    • Mankind stands
    • ahead. The signs of the times stand with menacing significance before
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    • understanding, through all the manifold effects they have upon our
    • symptomatic of our times when a theologian of such standing as Adolf
    • recognise even in theology only the Father God, and to understand the
    • experiences each separately, and so he has still an understanding for
    • distinction between subjective and objective loses meaning. We stand
    • 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
    • activity of the sun. Such is the relationship in which we stand to
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    • able to understand Him. The Gospels, as you know, make only brief
    • We must understand
    • to Paul concerning the Mystery of Golgotha, notwithstanding the
    • 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
    • viewed from the standpoint of the human world. But the matter may
    • the following is known to one who understands the whole sweep of
    • 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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    • able to understand what takes place, for instance, in the case of a
    • person standing before us, who is somehow called “Smith”,
    • If I stand on the earth
    • 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.
    • knowledge. The Nominalists could not very well understand the Three
    • 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
    • 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
    • and everyone able to work helped. In two hours the van was standing.
    • no one had noticed the accident (people were standing not far off,
    • outstanding example of how easily we may fall a prey to a logical
    • 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
    • from an inner standpoint, because this victory would have to be
    • soul is exhausted. The East is really standing upon the threshold of
    • thoughts filled with understanding, that rise up from our souls into
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    • Spiritual Scientific Knowledge and Social Understanding,
    • always speak of them from the standpoint of our present time, in the
    • for a definite region of the earth. Thus, certain standpoints of
    • civilisation, and other standpoints would be valid — let us say
    • standpoint which I would like to characterize as a historical
    • standpoint, in order to come to a knowledge of this bridge. You
    • only if we understand what has really arisen in the evolution
    • of humanity through the birth of Christianity we shall understand
    • as possible a picture, from an external standpoint — if we
    • arises. In fact, we shall be far from understanding human
    • another standpoint.
    • to understand them, they are not comfortable for a modern man, who
    • accessible. Of course, people will easily understand us if we tell
    • discernment. To-day we must try to stand firmly on our feet, if
    • 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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    • understanding and action in the world to-day. It is not very
    • instance, understands the grand idea of the Greek
    • jurisprudence help us much to-day towards the understanding
    • people who stand for a certain thing say about it, but what
    • 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
    • that standpoint, as inhabitants of the universe. Then and
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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
    • understand the first truths of the Mystery of Golgotha. We
    • that which men were capable of understanding, they would only
    • 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
    • the Cosmos. As the human being stands before us today, we can
    • — in the form of a diagram — a man standing on
    • one behind which the Virgin stands. The moonlight is
    • accessible to our narrow earthly understanding. We must face
    • earthly is expressed in our human form. No-one understands
    • where there is the will to understand this configuration, it
    • 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
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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
    • understanding of Art, much could be learnt from those customs
    • transcend the normal standards of the present age. Such Plays
    • great a certainty there stands before our souls the
    • 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
    • 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
    • conception of history. But the Buddhist stands there isolated and
    • is the fault!” The Christian stands in the world
    • — these two pictures stand clearly before us. Buddha sits under
    • the Bodhi tree in the solitude of the soul. Jesus of Nazareth stands
    • Christ in me!” We must however understand that the
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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
    • 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
    • trying to explain prophylactic measures, with understanding.
    • health between the doctors who understand the technique of their
    • profession, and the laity who understand the nature of the
    • understanding to meet the professional medical men who tell them this
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    • adapt himself to these earthly conditions as he learns to stand
    • earth, where it signifies the power to walk and stand. In the
    • 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
    • organism as it stands before us here on earth, we know that it is
    • and fully he is contained, we only begin to see when we understand
    • these you can best understand by somehow perceiving in their form and
    • piece of ground, and on it stands a man. The ground is most certainly
    • not the man, yet the ground must be there for the man to stand on.
    • occur to you to seek to understand the man by examining the soil
    • stands on the soil — only in a rather more complicated way the
    • the soil for the man who stands on it. The sound presses forward to
    • the air, and the air gives it the possibility to stand. But the sound
    • soil on which he stands, so, is the sound different from the air upon
    • which it stands — in which it finds its support though of
    • Zodiac. Man standing on the Earth sees the planets and the fixed
    • We do not understand Art,
    • as he stands before us here on earth proceeds out of the two Cosmic
    • understand that when we describe such things as these we must depart
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    • can arise in our vision a third epoch, an epoch in which we stand
    • 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
    • learn to understand aright. So in the education of the human race
    • first and second epochs stand clearly before us when we look back
    • merely stands within external Natural Science. This Natural Science
    • mankind has fallen, stands before those who live in the third epoch
    • sleep of existence. This third great riddle must stand more and more
    • Astro-Physics and Astro-Chemistry, and stand face to face with the
    • 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
    • Gnosis had been able to understand the Christ, but they knew that he
    • 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
    • the message of the angel, they were capable of standing as
    • 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
    • understanding that came from humanity itself and its own forces. This
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  • Title: Lecture: On the Dimensions of Space
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    • understanding when we speak of the physical bodily nature of man on
    • crudely side by side. For the modern consciousness they stand
    • 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
    • Suppose that you are standing face to face with the ‘Last
    • man. Via this two-dimensional picture, our Thinking stands
  • Title: Lecture: What Has Geology to Say About the Origin of the World?
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    • science were compelled to take a stand in opposition to a branch of
    • relationship in which spiritual science must stand to geology —
    • differs. It stands to reason that the upper strata must be the
    • which arise from this; for anyone who understands the contradictions
    • were quite tiny beings today, standing within a human organism: if,
    • standing within it on a firm, bony base, we looked out into outer
    • way that we say to ourselves: On it we stand; it contains — in the
    • standpoint of spiritual science, we move about on a ground in process
    • of development. And so, from the standpoint of spiritual science, the
    • always find: here stands spiritual science with all it has to say out
    • science stands firmly on the pure and sound basis of facts; and
    • standing on the firm ground of science, at once lose their foothold
    • 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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    • that which is to come, by what lies in the future. Feeling stands mid-way
    • stands mid-way between thinking and willing.
    • the chemists in such a way that, let us say, Sergeant C. stands here,
    • 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
    • What you will experience this evening does not stand before you as a
    • 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
    • Ahriman. Thus we stand midway between them both. Like a
    • the Ahrimanic and Luciferic powers, and we learn to understand man only
    • to understand matter in all its reality, matter as it actually
    • to-day understands as the
    • that one understands this dualism in such a way that Ormuzd is looked
    • stage we cannot arrive at a real understanding of the world. You
    • and balance. Christ stands there as the Balance between Lucifer and
  • Title: Vortrage: Denken, Fühlen, Wollen - Das Muspilhgedicht
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    • entspricht eigentlich im tiefsten Sinne dem Tatbestand. Wenn Sie
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    • a lack of all understanding for Art could make it acceptable in
    • all, in order to understand this singular individuality, all the
    • has not been made easy for those who work with us. Notwithstanding
    • 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
    • say that, notwithstanding everything that may be said against these
    • matter really stand? It is that H. P. Blavatsky, at the time she
    • became inadequate for the understanding of Christianity. Allow me to
    • 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,
    • standpoint — than would be said to anyone in India who ventured
    • understand nothing of Buddhism.’ We Europeans must have
    • a second time. We must reply, ‘You do not understand, for the
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  • Title: Evolution/Aspect: Lecture 2: The Inner Aspects of the Saturn-embodiment of the Earth
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    • Hegel as the ox understands of Sunday, when he has eaten grass all
    • In order to understand
    • experienced on a mountain, when a man stands at the edge of an abyss
    • which enables a man to understand the impressions of the spiritual
    • bottomless abyss when we stand before the dreadful emptiness. If we
    • as we must understand these things in various ways and we desire to
    • intellectualist will never be able to understand such minds. I will
    • standpoint of the dry philosophic intellect is insisted
    • standstill before a spirit such as Jacob Boehme.
  • 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.
    • is written, what stands there arises before us. And we then feel
    • 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
  • Title: Evolution/Aspect: Lecture 4: The Inner Aspect of the Moon-embodiment of the Earth (Part 1)
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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.
    • with magic force when one stands before this picture, which
    • man alone understands who has made it his own, who in every
  • Title: Evolution/Aspect: Lecture 5: The Inner Aspect of the Moon-embodiment of the Earth (Part 2)
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    • peculiar form stands behind them, as we experience this spiritual in
    • do stand behind them. For example, in ordinary life we recognise the
    • 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
    • standstill, when he can experience no change! Who does not know the
    • recognise that this man's spirit in its entirety as he stands before
    • transcending him and driving him, and which he will only understand
    • scene where Katchen stands before her admirers, do we not feel what
    • 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
    • this understanding first in some one of his incarnations.
    • the physical plane? On the physical plane so that we can stand by it,
    • anthroposophists, understand that we must take a very different
    • stand: one which is only possible through an insight into occult
    • arrive at a clear understanding of these concepts which are so
  • 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.
    • 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
    • wants to gain a little understanding of the present position,
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 2: Humanity's Struggle for Morality
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    • view. So it seems we can now understand why people who have
    • become so much more destructive. By the standards of those
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 3: The Search for a Perfect World
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    • lectures which will enable you to understand the present time
    • collect the material we need to understand the present time,
    • evil-minded. One can understand people feeling this way. Yet
    • Someone standing outside can, of course, get it to move, but
    • — that for any real understanding of the things of the
    • understanding of the world of the spirit. It must not become
    • world of the spirit accessible to our understanding, their
    • objective understanding.
    • 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
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 4: The Elemental Spirits of Birth and Death
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    • understand anyone else.
    • mood where no one can understand anyone else, you see the
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 5: Changes in Humanity's Spiritual Make-up
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    • outstanding scientific work
    • 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
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 6: The New Spirituality
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    • And we also feel, for instance, that when we walk, stand or
    • shall not understand how human beings really relate to their
    • are always, wherever we are — whether sitting, standing
    • have to be considered, otherwise we cannot really understand
    • can understand. In certain ages, particular thoughts just
    • 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
    • What has been written is not exactly outstanding, however,
    • faith and without understanding.
    • weight, and we understand why he said the things he said
    • on us today. We see him standing in the outside world and he
    • 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,
    • discipline him in some way. Well, of course, I would stand up
    • must have understanding for the karmic connections, as I have
    • can stand up for their opponents with ever-increasing
    • spiritual science is open to our understanding. But it is
    • understand this.
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    • want to grasp reality, we cannot throw a general, standard
    • 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
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 9: The Battle between Michael and 'The Dragon'
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    • this, it will give you a great deal of understanding of the
    • personal inclinations since then, to understand that they
    • understand a great deal of the inner life of these people,
    • — they do not normally understand what is going on, but
    • understand what is really happening.
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 10: The Influence of the Backward Angels
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    • Press, which understands everything and goes into everything,
    • responses and will impulses. Those who understand the
    • fruition. We cannot stand up to this by putting our heads in
    • only with what children understand but also with ideas they
    • do not yet understand, which enter mysteriously into their
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 11: Recognizing the Inner Human Being
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    • civilization, and stand guard in our most holy, inner human
    • 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
    • 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
    • really outstanding when they put it in a particularly
    • withstand this with divine help that is inwardly
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 12: The Spirits of Light and the Spirits of Darkness
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    • partial understanding of the significant events of the
    • 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
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 13: The Fallen Spirits' Influence in the World
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    • 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,
    • 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
    • which we are caught up today indicate where humanity stands
    • 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
  • Title: Fall/Darkness: Lecture 14: Into the Future
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    • 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
  • Title: Lecture: Fall and Redemption
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    • stay where it is, but then places itself completely upon a standpoint
    • that is possible only if one presupposes revelation. This standpoint
    • 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
    • grasped spirit of his own being, man must understand, with inner
    • really understanding Christ. Those who still understood something
    • 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
    • one wants to understand the animals, one must take recourse to the
    • the point now is to understand Christ, to understand him as an
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    • Dort war es, wo alles entstanden ist,
    • und nichts ist entstanden
    • dass es ein Entstanden ist
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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
    • outcome of the misunderstanding relating to the fall of man. This
    • standstill and could not go on.
    • the body of the preceding incarnation, we can understand this
    • into an entirely different age, if they really wish to understand
    • 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
    • understanding of the process of thinking leads to a pre-existent
  • Title: Lecture: Calendar of the Soul
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    • gradually be realised, but insight will come when understanding has
    • understand. But unto you’ — so says Christ Jesus —
    • may say: When we stand on the Earth in summer we have around us
    • understand what is living in our environment. And this it will
    • rhythm. The Graeco-Latin epoch stands, as it were, by itself; the
    • understandable weakness of the great man who made the first map of the
    • that the Sun or the Moon was standing in a certain relationship to this
  • Title: Lecture: The Spirit in the Realm of Plants
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    • the principle that the knowing human being should understand himself
    • spiritual science — we stand firm on the ground of natural
    • plants from a certain standpoint.
    • 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.
    • through spiritual science. We stand before the gigantic trees in the
    • plant spirit, and through this we feel as though standing in soul and
    • another person — into the soul of the earth, if we understand
    • understand such a concrete presentation of the spirit of the plant,
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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
    • of the two outstanding festivals of Christianity —
    • 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, —
    • spiritual Trinity, must stand behind it, — the
    • 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
    • ours stands most in need of the poet's word not finding
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    • say: over against what stands before man as the visible part
    • understand. It is essentially Man himself — the
    • Taurus the neck, and so on. Thereby, man stands in a certain
    • stand as a microcosm in the macrocosm. In those olden times,
    • standing side by side, without any bridge between them. Those
    • stand side by side in the so-called civilisation of our time.
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    • and the understanding. The fact that love or perhaps hate are
    • with a purely analytical artistic understanding, quite coldly and
    • we loved, stand before us as souls. In our super-sensible vision
    • this mirror which stands before us.
    • in more popular terms. But it is possible to understand that the
    • mineral life on earth, we understand why there should be mineral,
    • who at least try to understand them, will see that the
    • investigator entirely stands upon the ground of strictest
    • exceptions can be easily explained) stands upon the ground with
    • in the human being whom we see standing upon his two legs, at
    • changes from the abstract understanding ordinarily described
    • such an artistic comprehension. This is how matters stand. That
    • Darwinistic theory comes to a standstill, we perceive that man,
    • The human being, such as he stands before us today, is a
    • through a higher understanding it is simply impossible to place
    • will then also understand why it is so.
    • the human being stands within the cosmos. The human head is set
    • 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
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  • 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,
    • being thus stands there facing the dread problem of life:
    • thus stands in the midst of a deep conflict. He is not always
    • be something that stands in the midst of what is purely moral and
    • standpoint that the path into the super-sensible worlds can be
    • today (and from a certain standpoint this is justified) that
    • everything from a natural-scientific standpoint set these three
    • observation of external Nature. Before us stand the exact
    • Before us stand the exact thoughts dealing with electric and
    • perceived how matters stand in regard to the human being by
    • stand — let me indicate this briefly in conclusion —
    • how did matters stand with the first followers of the Mystery of
    • (please do not misunderstand the comparison; it is not meant to
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    • firm standpoint in life, we must first obtain a conception of our
    • ordinary sense perception and by the understanding which is based
    • of anthroposophical research from an anthroposophical standpoint,
    • life and in science. One must, of course, have an understanding
    • must stand before our souls. Those who believe that the
    • memory, the picture of some real event stands before the soul,
    • understanding described in the last few days, pictures which
    • longer penetrated by it subjectively, because it stands before us
    • stands before us when we go out of the body with the will and
    • plate; in looking back upon our body our thoughts stand before us
    • understanding, with ordinary thoughts which are applied to
    • for the standpoint indicated today.
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    • when we adopt the standpoint of the West. It is a word which is
    • who understand the true essence of life in ancient Greece will
    • is set up on Golgotha. How does it stand within the consciousness
    • 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
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    • cosmos only if we understand how these different members are
    • human being, as he stands before us, we find that these four
    • activity, and in order to understand them we must first study
    • standpoint.
    • certain impressions from outside. How matters really stand in
    • influences the human being standing upon it, differently from the
    • things which exist in such a way that when the human being stands
    • standpoint, from the standpoint of a higher world conception, it
    • But this must not be one. You will therefore understand me when I
  • Title: Lecture: Human Freedom and Its Connection with the Mystery of Golgotha
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    • shall view the Mystery of Golgotha from a standpoint arising from
    • a certain sense make it our own. But insofar as it stands before
    • stand in regard to the life between death and a new birth? In our
    • had another direction from that of today. If we remain standing
    • not enable him to understand human life on earth. If you take the
    • the situation of present-day mankind from the standpoint of
    • 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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    • him say to himself: I am standing here on the earth, but before I
    • — I am now standing upon the earth, but he said: I, who am
    • understanding of his folk soul, so that he no longer felt that he
    • Golgotha thus stands at the centre of the whole human evolution
    • external culture; he cannot, however, remain standing by this
    • 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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    • a Striving for Spiritual Understanding of Nature Permeated by Christ.
    • 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
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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
    • Science: How does the case stand with those principles which we have
    • but stands still. We have it always before us, because it reflects
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 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
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    • thought, however, is especially predominant. We think how enemy stands
    • 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.
    • standing in time while time keeps moving. Nevertheless this is so,
    • 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
    • as he sees it from his standpoint. We know about his standpoint,
    • one of the greatest scientists. This standpoint leads also to other
    • educated people do not yet understand that it is necessary to
    • backward, feeling ourselves back at the child's standpoint?
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    • 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
    • “Here I stand — a little world, but a little world which
    • 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.
    • as he stands in the world, is a replica of this greater world; therefore
    • Zarathustra to understand the heroic conception of the universe,
    • understands their meaning as I speak them will experience much evil
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    • at first to be as full of mystery as the Sphinx itself, standing
    • words. It must therefore be of great interest to us to understand how
    • only understand ancient centres of culture if we begin by
    • understand aright) proves the truth of what Spiritual Science
    • We can only understand this primeval Being if we realise what the
    • made on modern man by the Pyramids, standing on their four-cornered
    • understanding of such figures as Osiris and Isis become really
    • old Egyptian said to himself: “Man as he stands here to-day has
    • understands his physical nature — the expression of his Ego. He
    • stand outside his own being. That is why Initiation develops forces
    • understand the innermost nature of man we must not look at his outer
    • by the Spiritual Beings standing behind external history.
    • The Influence of Babylon on the Understanding of the Old Testament,
    • those remote ages of which the Sage spoke to Solon. Hermes stands
    • soul, understanding our own actions in the light of the eternal
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    • human understanding. Nature indeed is far cleverer than man. The egg,
    • this cannot be accomplished by the sun alone. The matter stands thus: In
    • understand its significance. For as he spoke this word he saw himself
    • standing. The down inside is rather sparse. So from where I stand I try
    • 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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    • 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
    • Hierarchies? Nevertheless is it not true that whoever understands how to
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    • understanding with its power of combination. But then we can go on to
    • to you many times from various standpoints. Today I will do so again
    • notwithstanding, a fact. And it is the same here too. What I describe as
    • it with far more understanding than the philosophers themselves! Why
    • power to come out of this anxiety, the power to withstand the tendency
    • conspicuous and distinct relation in which it stands to the whole life
    • understanding of the human being is alone possible when we become
    • want to take our stand for evolution in all sincerity and in a wide and
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    • show that Haeckel, standing on the ground he knows, is nothing
    • soul life, which are more difficult to understand. When he calls
    • remain in the sphere of soul-spirit to understand the origin of
    • 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
    • stands as regards the “Secret Doctrine” but only
    • how it ought to stand in relation to itself if it
    • 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
    • order to understand certain animal forms, the scientist refers
    • And therefore it is every man's duty to seek understanding as to
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    • explained in this lecture. How little we understand the
    • which takes place there consist? We can understand it well if
    • does it stand positively in contradiction to the laws of that
    • which the soul stands in relationship with the organic, and
    • life, but notwithstanding this, it is correct. From the
    • something that can always recur if we stand before the object
    • which can be retained in the memory, the Ego stands as the
    • the surroundings many things which adults do not understand.
    • which are already in our consciousness. So we remain standing
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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
    • stand one beside another; there is a division between them,
    • consider the world from a higher standpoint, we find that
    • analysis and understanding of things.
    • body with stands these attacks for decades! Let us now try to
    • 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
    • contains everything. In order to understand the world, people
  • Title: Lecture: 'Goethe's Faust' from the Point of View of Spiritual Science
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    • From the Standpoint of Spiritual Science
    • certainly judge it from his own standpoint, as the fantasy or
    • understand with our intellect — which is bound to the senses
    • profound wisdom and understanding which is today offered
    • stand from his father's effects and transforms it into an
    • we understand only if we follow Goethe in his efforts to win
    • nothing else to wish for as to understand them rightly and
    • of mind as Goethe himself. Faust now stands before the spirit
    • of this, we can understand Goethe, in connection with many
    • able to understand only the things formed in outer space,
    • unable to enter it. Mephistopheles stands at the side of
    • Faust as today the materialistic thinker stands by him, saying:
    • the other perceives nothing. These two powers stand in
    • Mephistopheles stands before Faust as the Spirit who can lead to
    • this work; and we can now understand that Goethe could
    • “now I stand upon a free foundation; I will
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    • which we stand, least of all excluded from taking part in the
    • stand before the birth of that which, if we rightly understand
    • this Christ Impulse stands before us, we may say, in a
    • with the great cosmic forces when, through an understanding of
    • While others petrified in terror rooted stand.
    • Spear-bearers stand, their eyes cast on the ground.
    • aside the old magic to understand the Christ-Impulse in its
    • hills. That other Being of St. Matthew's Gospel stands at the
    • stands there in simplicity, excluded from human evolution, as a
    • shepherds from the hills. Nor does he stand within human
    • power and in might. Through them we stand within the world:
    • Between them — between Power and Wisdom — stands
    • as of an ideal; but over against them stand Ahriman. We can
    • stands the force of Lucifer. But to say ‘all-love’ seems
    • can stand as ideals. But cosmic love — we feel that it
    • foolishness and must stand abashed before the childlike body
    • justification, before whom wisdom must stand still and power
    • must stand still.
    • Jesus-Child, the understanding of genuine, true love that
    • resounds above all. And if at Christmas an understanding
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    • understand by attributing to the human beings existing then a
    • standpoint of time, we pass to the 16th and 17th centuries of
    • Giordano Bruno — so that we may be able to understand
    • viewed from an entirely different standpoint from that from
    • 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
    • Aristotle stands out pre-eminent as an intellectual giant in
    • confine myself to showing you from the standpoint of
    • 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
    • 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
    • attitude of mind. “Here we stand as men upon the earth.
    • from the brain. There we stand, ready to spell out, as from
    • his stand firmly on the ground upon which all the great minds
    • in the course of earthly evolution have taken their stand. He
    • it is, by space and time, it can immediately understand the
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    • standpoint that there is no such thing as gravitation, that
    • a standard, by the aid of which certain facts relating to the
    • admit that it would be reasonable to stand in front of a
    • understanding of the real standpoint of psychological facts,
    • demands that the thinkers who take their stand on the
    • 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
    • teachings regarding colour, from their own standpoint. These
    • 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
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    • super-sensible Beings, standing before him.
    • their standpoint they are fully justified, because the
    • Truth stands behind it, the same in both, but having passed
    • such philosophical standpoint, can heed each advocate of such
    • reasonable and convincing for all standpoints and one will
    • standpoint, the others are rejected without anything further.
    • standpoint. I have presented this method of perception here
    • attitude. If this is possible of two opposite standpoints,
    • standpoint, held fanatically, contains the Truth. One might
    • something, e.g. from one standpoint, but this could occur
    • just as well from another standpoint. This can lead to a kind
    • as to the origin of this difference in human standpoints. If
    • own standpoint, and asking: — how has my soul then,
    • another standpoint, recognises its worth, and attempts to see
    • Thereby diverse standpoints balance themselves in the world.
    • Different people with just as different standpoints oppose
    • and then to see how each has come to his standpoint, then
    • 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
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    • so vehemently by Haeckel's pupil, Oskar Hertwig. (Our standpoint
    • We simply take our stand on the real facts.) While on the one hand
    • stands at his side is not unlike the way the Mephistophelean
    • bring to light mistaken notions. Those who take this standpoint
    • then you will understand how many things are working upward
    • understand spiritual science they have no guiding lines for
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    • side-track so as to understand the difficulties which confront
    • really meant. In this way many a misunderstanding can
    • life, of great or outstanding personalities. Let me give one
    • grew to be a famous man. We want to understand,
    • specific individuality who stands there in history as Friedrich
    • 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
    • would say, stands before us with a mighty question; and these
    • ones who stand in the practical vocations of today, who
    • around him without prejudice, and his outstanding ability made
    • 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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    • understand the content of the booklet on
    • out once more, from another standpoint, these truths of human
    • death and a new birth from the standpoint of a higher
    • 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
    • Bourgeois and Pilgrim — stand over
    • understanding of life which is dawning more and more. The
    • confront life without conscious understanding. For they
    • life with conscious understanding — increasingly,
    • unable to rise to an understanding of reincarnation and Karma.
    • to the point of explaining things from the standpoint of
    • At the portals of the old world (meaning Europe) there stands
    • question is: How do we stand in our time with our
    • we can understand it, if opposition arises on all hands
    • proclaiming themselves in duty bound to stand up against my
    • are really standing in the present time. That is a danger for
    • understanding we have first received of the Spiritual
    • which will only take its stand on external, positivist
    • the Chinese standpoint, well enough adapted to confuse those
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    • are standing on the true ground of Christianity. This Spiritual
    • themselves are standing on the ground of Christianity.
    • this is especially sublime: to stand face to face with one's
    • do we stand face to face with Beings who regulate the
    • men, who stand in enmity against each other, both to confess
    • 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
    • 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
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    • Easter there stand before the human soul those two
    • Christ Jesus stand these two events of man's physical life
    • will be our task to understand how a new conception of
    • conception stands there like a mighty pillar of light amid the
    • world evolution. We understand the historic evolution of
    • Most of all must understanding come about, Christian
    • understanding, in reference to a certain aspect of human
    • hearts that they stand as New Testament human beings before the
    • 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
    • when he stands before the candles on the Christmas tree, should
    • seek to understand the Christ, who is with us always even to
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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
    • their experience: “At noon, when the sun stands highest, when
    • king attained an understanding of the Wise Men, of the three
    • 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
    • He stands and ponders, whispers words of prayer,
    • He stands and ponders and is lost in prayer.
    • They stand amazed, for well they see their guest
    • By thee, and yet we can but stand oppressed:
    • understands esoteric Christianity that what happens in
    • Alas! The door is locked, he stands deterred.
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    • contribute in some degree to the general understanding of
    • spiritual understanding. Indeed the province we touch upon here is
    • 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
    • it. Just as the Sentient Soul stands in a certain relationship to the
    • 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
    • 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
    • Archangels, Beings who stand at the same level as the Archangels, but
    • constitution of our Earth. Sometimes these configurations stand out
    • spiritual understanding and which must be clothed in ordinary
    • understand a people when we feel intuitively the activity of these
    • various forces at work. If, from the anthroposophical standpoint, we
    • Personality. We shall therefore only understand world history, in so
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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
    • task. At the present time man stands at the initial stage of this
    • understanding for the joys and sorrows of man. But because they
    • because it is peculiarly his own. He cannot afford to stand still
    • you must understand that the law of renunciation, of deferred
    • we shall understand the designs they entertain for the races of
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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
    • being, they would be standardized. Only a single, uniform humanity
    • 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
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    • people, it will be difficult to reach an unprejudiced understanding
    • 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
    • substance”. What is the real nature of that upon which we stand
    • velocity into space. He owes his ability to stand on solid ground to
    • Air is an illusion behind which stand the mighty Beings we call
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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
    • forces than the Spirits of Form — for they stand higher in the
    • in the sunlight. If, however, we wish to understand how the abnormal
    • standpoint we are perfectly correct in describing the Negro race as
    • standpoint you will become aware of the five centres where the
    • 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
    • something which will be easier to understand, because we shall be
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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
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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
    • 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
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    • Anthroposophical Society. What you will come to understand more and
    • last series of lectures will easily understand that. [
    • to the smallest details. But we must clearly understand that what the
    • 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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    • Being, Donar or Thor, who stands midway between man and the Folk
    • was a culture that we can only understand from within, if we realize
    • able to understand, however, the peculiar characteristics of those
    • soul, only viewed from the standpoint of the Spiritual Soul and
    • Spirit”; you will understand the peculiarities of Chinese
    • through which we prepare ourselves to understand a higher spiritual
    • potentialities, showing that our understanding of Christ today is
    • 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
    • fullness. Only that philosophical understanding can achieve this
    • John's Gospel and its opening words. Only if we stand upon the
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    • 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
    • who are able to understand that they must perceive the spirit in the
    • 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:
    • 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
    • high ideal — each from his own standpoint and from his own
    • progressive development of culture. We must learn to understand this.
    • We must learn to understand that it would not redound to the credit
    • them to work in harmonious cooperation. The better we understand
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    • personal feeling as the standard of measurement. As persons we are
    • modern spiritual life — two figures which stand out as
    • wither up. Just as Persephone stands for the leader of the ancient
    • Demeter stands before us on the stage, with the stern admonition of a
    • conjured up before our souls. Something stands before us there in
    • out for us. Those who understand this will share the grateful feeling
    • understand that the spiritual thought which lives in their souls has
    • each of those who stand on the stage his heart should speak out of
    • 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
    • material impersonations; that some figures must stand out in the
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    • customs, if we want to understand the completely different habit of
    • them to breathe, in prompting in them impulses to walk and to stand,
    • Science stands before such a statue, ancient Greece will arise anew
    • about the age of twenty. And when we understand such teaching, then
    • clairvoyance which is already in sight, notwithstanding our
    • 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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    • perceive directly a spiritual event which he could not understand and
    • all that is familiar in everyday life there stands before our eyes
    • 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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    • upon Dionysos, that figure which stands before our ego at last in
    • they stand to us. We know that, under quite different conditions of
    • they had got so far that today they stand one stage higher than
    • played the outstanding part in the guidance of humanity; there
    • 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
    • the outstanding spiritual leaders of humanity in the spiritual world
    • 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
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    • standing-upon-its-own-feet of Greek civilisation which is so truly
    • to understand the whole world of the Greek gods.
    • into pictures which then stand before one, pictures that one sees
    • understand the assurance with which the Greeks fashioned the pictures
    • knew: ‘With my consciousness I am standing outside my physical
    • out through the door of his house, stands outside it and says:
    • various standpoints.’ ... one then has a far wider view of
    • 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
    • that man as he stands before us consists of physical body, ether
    • bearer’. The outstanding characteristic of this human ego
    • because we stand within it, as it were, because we do not confront it
    • training, suddenly, in a moment, there were to stand before him,
    • to stand before a normal human consciousness of today ... the man
    • 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
    • about. But from the standpoint of Spiritual Science philosophy has
    • 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
    • philosophers, they do not understand a mortal word, because they just
    • we are examining is quite easy to understand.
    • able to understand in this way was felt by the ancient Greek, and
    • 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
    • fleshly body; there he was a real man standing upon the physical
    • from the standpoint of Spiritual Science we talk about ‘The
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    • he does not understand. It has yet another effect upon him. It would
    • courage to face the moment when the Guardian stands before us and
    • 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
    • certain standpoint in the lectures which are about to be published
    • as a kind of impurity of our own being. If we would understand the
    • precious thought should stand fast and abide with us, close to us as
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    • understand fully what is meant by ‘Wonders of the World,
    • developed, in the case of the birds the most outstanding feature
    • which stand out separately in the Sphinx are in human nature inwardly
    • the four members of man from another standpoint. A Phantom, a
    • come to understand the Mystery of Palestine.
    • astral element which he had around him. If we want to understand
    • reveal.’ There he stands in all his human weakness before the
    • shall withstand the challenge and be able to derive from it ever
    • withstands the test, spiritual revelations are never lacking; though
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    • continue to stand in amazement before the wonders of the world, it
    • appeals to the understanding, one which we can call scientific. But
    • in these and other lectures you may well understand that the modern
    • astral body, brings it to a standstill, and lets the images of this
    • independent, to stand entirely alone with his own ego. He has had to
    • through understanding, the soul which is ego-conscious, is at its
    • last standing before the cosmic void with his ideas entirely
    • experience the ordeal of standing before the void, before the abyss
    • great stumbling-block to an understanding of Spiritual Science. The
    • 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
    • the other path in such a way that we can withstand the ordeals. This
    • contexts named the Christ Impulse. We then learn to understand in its
    • me.’ We stand there to begin with in our normal consciousness
    • reality stand at last before us in all their might and grandeur as
    • flinching every inner ordeal, so that we should understand that even
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    • figures stand there, making us feel that they emerge suddenly out of the
    • emphasized from the spiritual-scientific standpoint in connection with
    • from the standpoint of Spiritual Science in regard to Raphael's relationship
    • an epoch to which Raphael stands in a relationship to when we allow him
    • And if we would understand human evolution in the sense of Spiritual
    • what has remained to us in the creations of Raphael. Raphael stands there
    • studying one such period we find that at the end of it, Raphael stands at
    • were standing before them in that ascetic body. The words of Savonarola
    • rises up, showing us visibly in history how Raphael's soul stands out
    • is difficult to understand in the sense of Natural Science according
    • a something within him much more ancient than all the beings who stand
    • in which only later was incorporated into the kingdoms which now stand
    • world and realize that we can only truly understand it when we rise above
    • it form in a picture like the Sistine Madonna, stands there in its inner
    • 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
    • stands at the turning point of ages, pointing back to days of yore,
    • soul. These wonderworks of so rare and art stand before us like a fusion
    • the workings of human fantasy, we can understand the depths of inner
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    • to understand how an animal obeys at a glance, could not discover such
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    • From the general human standpoint we know how plastically the figures
    • at all understand the sense, and spirit, and meaning of it all unless
    • us to stand alone among the human beings with whom he lives; as the
    • stands alone with regard to the human kingdom, and on the other hand
    • stands close to super-sensible, superhuman powers. On the other hand
    • me before I took up the task of approaching these matters from the standpoint
    • this way we shall not arrive at a true understanding of the ancient
    • of him not an absolutely victorious figure, but a figure which stands
    • in such a way as one can understand them if one does not speak the language
    • stands before our eyes, so that in nowise have we any feeling that the
    • stand quite firmly on the ground of facts, of truth, of the attainable,
    • stands beside the animal world. We look into the world which
    • does Siegfried stand? That is shown to us in Brunnhilde's relation to
    • be more clearly worked out here, but we shall understand all the sagas
    • present age stand in relation to what is still active in Siegfried?
    • with the old clairvoyant forces. Hence she stands in opposition to those
    • they are forces through which we stand much closer to the collective
    • was primitive; but in the primitive lived the perception of what stands
    • 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
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    • then do we really understand the cycle of the year.
    • then the form of Michael stands before us again. If, under the impulse
    • stand majestically before him, revealing in picture-form the
    • the standpoint of the cosmos this is a
    • permeated with iron. We can understand these things only if we
    • understand their inner spiritual significance on the one hand, and if
    • and should stand before human consciousness in its whole
    • understand what is going on in the
    • understand these things, and to reflect on them with understanding,
    • Michael Festival, the picture of Michael with the Dragon will stand
    • shall understand how this impulse points symbolically to
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    • understanding of the course of the year. And art can really be
    • from various standpoints; but on the whole we can speak of a work of
    • us now consider this from a cosmic standpoint. What is this great
    • stand here on Earth, our head actually projects into a mixture of
    • piece and would then describe it from his own flea-standpoint,
    • mineralogy, geology, and so on. It is still the same flea-standpoint,
    • it. And here we come to something that to present-day understanding
    • woman of the new human being stands wholly under the influence of the
    • we understand the depths of winter, how
    • we understand the cosmos in autumn, so as to represent all its
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    • failure to distinguish between them comes from the standpoint
    • which yesterday I called the flea-standpoint. The metamorphoses of
    • brought to nothing. From a human standpoint one might say —
    • Earth. For in the perspective of the future this threat stands
    • Spring. That is how we must picture Him: standing on the earthly,
    • into summer; and standing over against them is the healing principle
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    • the feeling of standing upon cosmic Will.
    • concentrated Imagination of Cosmic Understanding.
    • embodied cosmic Understanding, this cosmic Intelligence, are woven in
    • understand this remarkable gaze, directed downwards, and we have the
    • shapes are human errors which stand out against the natural order of
    • of cosmic life, cosmic activity. It stands forth with inwardly
    • Spirit-Father and the Spirit-Mother, stands directly before the human
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    • we are to arrive at an understanding of the whole place and situation
    • of old traditions and his feeling for them — all this stands in
    • stream again into man. In order to understand this, we must see how
    • man stands within the cosmos in — I might almost call it
    • understanding, unfortunately, for how things really are. For example,
    • ensouled: Just as a stove stands towards a lung, so does the
    • external flame stand towards the living activity that goes on in the
    • 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
    • eyes of men in the same direction, as he stands close to mankind, the
    • become healing forces. Anyone who understands nutrition correctly,
    • understands the first stage of healing. If he knows what salt should
    • another way. It is true that man, standing here on Earth, enclosed
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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
    • judged by present-day standards, that it is said: human
    • that will help us to understand what will be said in these
    • if with an understanding of the nature of Christianity
    • standpoint of Greek philosophy by these men of high
    • culture, the impression we get is that they did not understand
    • understanding nothing of its real nature. And yet ... men bore
    • Impulse who themselves do not really understand it? What power
    • let us go further. The same spectacle stands out in still
    • 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
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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
    • dear friends, to understand this in its true meaning and
    • understanding of these extraordinary events in Palestine which
    • are drawn to Christ, even when they understand nothing about
    • astonished gaze of the people standing in wonder around Him to
    • understand the real significance of the Christ Impulse in the
    • the future will need such understanding if they are to make
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    • doctor of the law, one who would attain outstanding eminence
    • he does call upon the Bath-Kol ... it stands written that the
    • stands over the site of one of these earlier places of worship
    • cult on the site of which St. Peter's stands. And the cult
    • 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
    • of outstanding wisdom. And they were deeply moved on being told
    • understanding with the Essenes was not as easy as it had been
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    • intimate understanding between Jesus and this mother, a far
    • closer understanding than prevailed between him and the
    • profound understanding of human life, deep and sensitive
    • profound and intimate understanding of his mood of soul, of his
    • love. Therefore deep understanding of what he was saying welled
    • ground while standing at the heathen altar, how he had heard
    • no human beings would understand. To-day it would all be
    • I stand alone, what am I! But that is what the Essenes do; they
    • different standpoints, as I have often stressed. I have made
    • man must find on earth if he is to stand firm against Lucifer
    • stand opposed to the whole present age, above all to the kind
    • understanding the proclamation of the Spirit, has yet to grow.
    • of Truth must abide in us and the Spirit must stand before us
    • so when we serve the truth of the Spirit to-day we stand
    • cults, there come these clever people who do not understand
    • culture stand in high repute to-day and their science is
    • we must be alive to how and where we stand in the world to-day,
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    • science has shown us the way to understand in a much higher sense
    • movement. They carry their standards before us, and call to us
    • understanding for our existence, and a sounder and more comprehensive
    • understanding of what virtue and morality are.
    • 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
    • stand in life in a cowardly way, the forces which should fire our
    • stand upright. In relation to standing upright we grow more and more
    • 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 point of view): How can we, from the standpoint of
    • scientific law, understand thinking as a manifestation of
    • the human organism? And to this, if we stand impartially and
    • we can stand upright ourselves and have a healthy influence
    • from the philosophical standpoint here expounded he certainly
    • Today, of course, since it stands at the beginning of its
    • What it comes to is this: taking our stand on the ground of
    • 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
    • order to understand what was really happening here, we must
    • seek to understand with the aid of purified thinking. And there
    • are to trust as a source of knowledge should stand in the
    • of extension of natural knowledge. If we understand ourselves
    • of life of which I speak stands in no sort of opposition to the
    • with mathematics what otherwise stands outside us. Why? Because
    • processes of the outside world. Even one of the outstanding
    • the standpoint of our modern knowledge of nature. It has no
    • someone standing before us — his gestures, his play of
    • something spiritual in him, by which alone the whole man stands
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    • standpoint of ordinary consciousness, these books are
    • recent years, however, psychology has, understandably and
    • philosophical standpoint that I do will never for one moment
    • renounce all claim to understand the fate of the human soul
    • you from the standpoint of a philosophy of life that
    • philosophical standpoint from which I speak definitely
    • understandable that ordinary consciousness cannot reach the
    • always stands beside this more highly developed man that
    • life since we entered it. Our past life does not stand before
    • ordinary life, as beings who recognize, understand and
    • “outside world,” we come to understand the law of
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    • own particular standpoint, from which they can deploy
    • seems like science by modern standards. The scientist of today
    • quantitative understanding: only vital thought can connect up
    • really understand what was being expressed even in Plato, still
    • understanding.
    • Ages, which stands at the meeting-place of earlier times and
    • Otto Willmann's History of Idealism, a book that stands
    • Only then do we understand how deep in man lie the springs of
    • which we cannot easily understand simply from the standpoint of
    • in Western civilization. We do truly understand it, however, if
    • or others, we find that their standpoint has grown out of the
    • understand the West only indirectly, via a spiritual
    • movement; they have no direct understanding of the West,
    • stand today.
    • 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.
    • find, it is regarded as an ideal to stand back from what the
    • 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.
    • world. From his standpoint, the view of man and the view of
    • 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
    • standpoint also was needed at a certain stage in human
    • 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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    • foundations of the soul itself. Even such outstanding mystics
    • capacity for love, from an intellectual standpoint. But what do
    • strikes us as poetic, and yet to anyone who understands,
    • Similarly, when we understand our organism aright, we find that
    • drop. A miniature solar system forms, and from the standpoint
    • into account the teacher standing there and rotating the drop
    • standing inside this process and evolving from it in a way that
    • shall we able to think our way into the cosmos and understand
    • the standpoint of the world-memory that appears in ourselves,
    • space.” This is true, so long as we are standing on the
    • 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
    • treat these various standpoints exactly as if someone were to
    • standpoint to the views put forward here are familiar to me,
    • to speak, of very recent times, is also suited, as it stands,
    • stands out above all for a spiritually scientific approach.
    • 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
    • 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
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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
    • the Englishman, from his standpoint, calls “academic
    • whole from the economic standpoint. And when its exponents had
    • understanding when, by the quite different modern path into
    • that we cannot understand at all if we are not in a position to
    • understand social configurations, we must discuss the spiritual
    • Looking at human history from this standpoint, we shall find
    • patterns of humanity stand in relation to these currents.
    • 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
    • West, looked at historically, there stands a figure who still
    • individual human being? And here, from the standpoint of
    • 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
    • been said from various standpoints about the significance of
    • 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
    • deficiencies of our time. From this standpoint, too, we
    • understanding with the East.
    • is from a standpoint such as this that we must consider whether
    • soul, prove capable of choosing a time when understanding shall
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    • but from the standpoint of a knowledge of man, can only talk of
    • What we need today is not so much a way of understanding the
    • resistance on the part of a worker to understanding, when
    • operative. I was even able to evoke some understanding of why
    • can't really understand what you say, because so much of it
    • understanding of it. But we achieve this understanding only
    • 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
    • must in fact reach an understanding with America, if a
    • cannot help understanding that, in earlier times, a prince
    • westwards will create a basis for an understanding of the
    • understanding. This is what we must seek if we are to have
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    • point of view, was the profound misunderstanding it met
    • standpoint, we cannot help concluding that, although it
    • however, we now attempt to reach a clear understanding of
    • matter. We can only understand the human organism by
    • situation in which the standard of life was in fact raised
    • Hence today, when we stand at a milestone in history, it is the
    • Leibniz. If from this standpoint you consider
    • by a right understanding of man, they would also be able to
    • community may reach an understanding and say to one
    • relationship in which, through mutual understanding, they
    • of life. In this realm, man stands in the position of creator
    • politic, can only derive from an understanding between men.
    • practical effect of the gold standard for example, was
    • countries were going over to the gold standard, you will be
    • considered that, under the influence of the gold standard,
    • When we look at spiritual life from this standpoint, we can
    • relations through the circumstance that they stand together on
    • in spiritual life. This element stands in the same relation to
    • On the question of labour, men must reach an understanding in a
    • some degree of independence. To understand this independence,
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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,
    • for enjoyment will stand before the most daintily-prepared repast, that
    • recognised to-day, because people can no longer understand what they
    • is not recognized today, because people can no longer understand what
    • in a sense stand far, or at least relatively far, from the activity
    • One can thoroughly understand
    • he understands anthroposophy with especial depth, yet reveals certain
    • life of our Society — should in its inward construction stand
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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
    • enjoyment, stand before the most daintily prepared repast, they
    • can no longer understand what they read of pythic and prophetic
    • members which in a sense stand far, or at least relatively far,
    • One can thoroughly understand that just
    • understands anthroposophy with especial depth, yet reveals certain
    • inward construction stand before us as an ideal. I should like to
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    • And, if one is of opinion that one cannot stand for the
    • stand on a firm substantial point. On the other hand, a men is
    • simply takes the standpoint of St. Augustine.
    • standpoint, as I have often told you, if it were
    • and shall have to say« If one stands on St. Augustine's
    • standpoint, one must sharply look to this. — that he
    • belief that one can reach a firm standpoint in one's inner
    • grasp such a perception, on which one could stand firm, was
    • who stands ever in the evolution of man as the conclusion of
    • one does not come to understand this life of Birth in the
    • possessed by those who stand on an Augustinian basis, one
    • stand on the basis of his inner experience.
    • see how from the standpoint we have acquired to-day we can look
    • back at the standpoint of St. Augustine, how we can understand
    • could not yet see. Thus, St. Augustine stands for us as a
    • the standpoint of Demonology to that of Metaphysics. Whereas
    • told you St. Augustine takes his stand in the twilight of the
    • which to stand. We now enter on the 5th Post Atlantean Ago. In
    • his life, was to understand the intervention of the Mystery of
    • really understand the life which flows from the Mystery of
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    • human being of the present is standing within the battle that
    • Theosophy that it wants to stand apart from the great
    • lose himself in some cloudy utopia, but rather must stand
    • from the standpoint of today's customary culture pass judgment
    • matter of gaining the right standpoint for ourselves regarding
    • 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
    • equality, before which the human being of today stands in
    • Then one will understand that only one thing will again
    • consider only our individual deeds. Every deed must stand under
    • on only when we stand starving in front of the bakery and have
    • with regard to what humanity needs, I stand in a free relation
    • 1904, stands out especially because the management reacted
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    • which is to stand as a promise that into the recent development
    • 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
    • he does not only stand rooted in an earth- spiritual existence
    • brought to a standstill by the misery of the Thirty Years War
    • like them. We see here, without yet being able to understand it
    • many a church building whose pillars we no longer understand
    • consecration in an understanding of the Greek spirit, of the
    • actually only shame what they do not understand, as many a
    • stand before these buildings with a finer sense of art if we
    • 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
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    • The elder man was unable to understand this objection
    • external sense, and furnished by a limited understanding from
    • shall see what unique results Goethe's spiritual standard has in
    • in 1792. It is difficult to rise to an understanding of Fichte's
    • standard for philosophy.’ Thus Fichte to Goethe.
    • difficult to reach with the understanding. He tries to create a
    • see how they stand. There is a beautiful letter in which Hegel
    • Haeckel, as he shows in every book, is determined to stand on the
    • that though they do not understand each other, they find something
    • a tolerant investigation into the different standpoints of
    • world-conceptions, and which makes it a principle not to stand
    • 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
    • kingly figures standing in the four corners: a Golden King, a
    • 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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    • King, who stand for this or that. I do not intend to expound the
    • and if we are to understand each other in what I have to say it will
    • certain way — stands the spiritual scientific world-conception
    • to higher standards. To put it more clearly, if also more
    • depreciating the world-picture of the man who takes his stand on pure
    • We shall understand each other most easily if we proceed from
    • and by this one understands so frequently is meant only the
    • that he who believes himself able to stand on the firm ground of
    • 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,
    • stands for the principle of initiation and development, namely, that,
    • and will. But the man who stands on the ground of initiation is also
    • and space dimension. Everyone can understand that 3 x 3 = 9, and it
    • If a man takes his stand on the ground of spiritual science,
    • stands for that human soul which is governed by will, thought and
    • stands, in his nature, free; he is capable, in a word, of
    • to understand why Goethe makes the Youth proceed in his effort to
    • We understand Goethe's presentation of such a scene if we
    • therefore the various figures stand in the same personal relationship
    • to each other as the soul-powers of a man stand to each
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    • standpoint.
    • when people will understand what Goethe wished to say when he said
    • studied by men and into which the reasoning of the understanding
    • and thus read by minds understanding nothing of it and who merely
    • 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
    • that which stands very near to man's soul and expresses itself in
    • 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
    • understanding why, remains in the soul and works on further, as it
    • Before Goethe, there stands the possibility of
    • stand before his soul which as germs were planted when he came into
    • These words also sound as a warning which stand as an attribute
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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
    •  A flood of flame, we stand confounded ever;
    • physical world. What men call their understanding, by which they
    • three realms, to form a human being — and before us stands
    • understand what springs from the union of the raised spirit
    • contain another importance. They stand out dry and abstract for the
    • their people into the war. But here is a life that stands on a
    • with his understanding, for being limited to a physical brain, he
    • with Faust. He stands now at an important point in his inner
    • experiences something in which the man who understands these things
    • than clearly enough for those who refuse to understand, what
    • Stand on free soil among a people free!’
    • disappeared. On his wide territories there stands an old cottage on
    • stand up there and survey at a glance the fruits of his labour
    • stand as initiates in the physical world and range with their
    • 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
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    • Humanity now stands in the presence of the guardian of the threshold
    • comprehensible as we try to understand its origin in the
    • perception of some ten years ago. Now try and understand
    • theory, he felt: ‘My head stands in the same relation to my
    • understanding of the evolution of humanity on the Earth by
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    • Humanity now stands in the presence of the guardian of the threshold
    • 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
    • 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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    • of lectures. Only we shall have to alter the standpoint somewhat.
    • acquire an understanding for the radical change in man's life
    • know that from the standpoint of Spiritual Science we have to
    • grasped, we shall not understand the course of events in the
    • possessed. He was met with understanding. A test was imposed
    • When one understands the underlying depths in the souls
    • understand, as I explained in Stuttgart, all that was working
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    • Humanity now stands in the presence of the guardian of the threshold
    • 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.
    • there is no standing firm on illusion! In truth, my dear
    • understand aright what was in his own being. ‘Within thee is
    • Ephesus men had a profound understanding of this for they
    • still akin to the old understanding of all that had come to
    • stands where it lets the shadow fall from the trees on to the
    • Standing before that great female figure in the Hibernian
    • 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
    • outstanding characteristic of all ancient Oriental Mysteries
    • 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
    • have to see standing in the background the mighty Mystery
    • was in this world that stands before you in this picture that
    • the old physical Ephesus stand in men's memory as its centre,
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    • importance for the understanding of the history of the
    • the beginning of the period we are considering, stands the
    • far away in Asia. Midway between these two days stands the
    • defined. We shall do wrong to imagine that we can understand
    • 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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    • Humanity now stands in the presence of the guardian of the threshold
    • 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
    • nevertheless essentially such an object, standing in subjection
    • Suppose you stand there and ask, what is my physical body? 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
    • ego-organisation stand in especially near relation? It stands
    • understanding of health and disease, and if the knowledge of
  • Title: World History: Lecture VIII: The Burning of the Ephesian Temple and the Goetheanum
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    • Humanity now stands in the presence of the guardian of the threshold
    • e stand to-day
    • 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
    • but through spiritual means of communication. Notwithstanding
    • circulation stand under the influence of your physical body.
    • a civilisation as I have just described to you. We stand here
    • looked upon this Goetheanum with feeling and understanding
    • for the last time it was given to me to stand on the platform
    • standing, this demand and this call could in this moment be
    • renewed. It is no longer standing. The same call can, however,
    • let us understand and know how to keep the promise we have made.
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    • Humanity now stands in the presence of the guardian of the threshold
    • 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
    • stand the test of all modern clinical requirements, then
    • the Vorstand in Dornach will adopt in all spheres of
    • matters stand. We shall not say: let us bring Eurythmy to this
    • and hearts you can certainly hear and understand.
    • responsibility of the men of to-day when they are standing
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    • should lead to the misunderstanding that it was meant for the
    • those very people who are firmly convinced that they stand on
    • attain from a higher standpoint knowledge about sense-reality
    • standpoint of waking life, then he must strive to gain a
    • 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
    • with sound human intelligence, just as anyone can understand a
    • must be a spiritual researcher; to understand Anthroposophy one
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    • life he stands in intimate connection with what we must designate
    • Arch-Angels, who bring this about, stand further away from us than
    • subject to the same deception as a person would be, who standing
    • understand many things in the development of man. Above all one
    • understands why, before the Mystery of Golgotha, those human beings
    • in the physical world, there should also stand as a copy of the
    • stands under the influence of our Delusion in Consciousness.
    • Saint-Simon as well as Auguste Comte, on the one side stand
    • consciously in the epoch of Industrialism, they stand on the
    • who stand on a Spiritual basis, as absolutely Ahrimanic. The
    • Comteism, and Benthamism. These three things stand in
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    • the Mystery of Golgotha, that we should now understand that
    • the earth. You then see how we are standing in a living way
    • forces for sleep which withstand the universal earth-life,
    • possibility of destroying from the standpoint of the soul the
    • 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
    • new standpoint. Then men will begin to have an inkling of
    • understanding for that. Hence one sees that in all spheres
    • man's living world of truth. Then we shall understand. that
    • MORIMUR. But in the future men must not remain standing on
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    • opposites. Between the two stands breast-clairvoyance;
    • often enough that one need not be a clairvoyant to understand
    • clairvoyant. UNDERSTANDING of spiritual science must
    • way the spiritual nature standing behind human processes. But
    • easily understand if we have entered but a little into the
    • always have the feeling; it is we ourselves who stand behind
    • those whom the gravity of understanding hinders from
    • from above, the forces of understanding, of knowledge have
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    • the true idea when the human being, standing in the centre of
    • this all that will enable you to understand the freedom of
    • understand unless we know that what has just been said was an
    • anthroposophical standpoint, we hold this principle, then
    • 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
    • saying: This is my standpoint. In a moral sense this
    • insistence upon a standpoint is always bad. The essential
    • But through healthy, devoted interest we stand morally firm
    • Anthroposophy stands in this aspect to us, we can then
    • 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
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    • upon which he stands and from which he can establish
    • So Goethe came upon the great man without his wig, standing
    • Homer, or Shakespeare. He stands in a different relationship to
    • standing alive in the midst of it, to see reflected in a human
    • itself directly to him. To be sure, he continued to stand on an
    • Goethe, and he had much understanding of it, for there was much
    • themselves capable of understanding culture, art, and poetry.
    • Man stands, on the one hand, within sensory nature, said
    • Schiller; on the other, he stands face to face with the realm
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    • been said, is to lead the way to an understanding of the karma
    • stand to make of them an altar to the great God of Nature? He
    • understand a man who creates out of the elemental forces of the
    • world — indeed, we never learn really to understand any man —
    • same standpoint in the spiritual sphere as that occupied by the
    • you have then arrived at an understanding of the peculiar
    • the matter, but rather with an understanding of it. Goethe
    • see here how a man may stand within external events and how it
    • he stands among them. It is a complicated relationship that
    • 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
    • of sleeping and waking stands. It is a reproduction within the
    • philosophers really do not understand, that can be developed,
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    • 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
    • expressions of intelligence, but what stands out is that all
    • 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,
    • create stands in the same relationship to what the rest of us
    • side. The world must be protected, so to speak, from standing
    • It would come to a standstill were all men to dream as I have
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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
    • know that when a workman stands at his vice and the sparks fly
    • will most clearly understand what I mean if you consider it in
    • a special context because in all these things we are standing
    • mechanism standing at rest and will know that to set 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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    • past, but we stand here in the presence of an actual fact. The
    • understand that our age has to be educated to a stronger grasp
    • stands beside him in the way in which the Mephistophelian force
    • 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
    • if we view the matter from a more comprehensive standpoint, we
    • 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
    • begins, which stands in opposition, in a sense, to the
    • 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
    • standpoint of repeated earthly lives. Because of their failure
    • the portal of the old world (he meant Europe), there stands no
    • number of individuals might come to understand a little of the
    • know how they really stand in the contemporary world. This is
    • 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
    • people should understand what the interrelationships are,
    • brilliant from the standpoint of the Chinese nature, but is it
    • obligated from the representative standpoint of spiritual
    • to see these things correctly. The modern world stands in the
    • Initiation principles frequently stand behind them, though
    • was to admonish those who stand within our spiritual scientific
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    • viewed from the most varied standpoints. Thus, we can attain to
    • single fact, can be viewed from many standpoints. I will relate
    • more readily understandable from the following. He had a
    • of understanding them. Since it is known to anybody who can
    • need this disgust if we wish to stand completely in life, in
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    • many theologians and others who believe they stand on a
    • Christian foundation, but without understanding it correctly,
    • number of hierarchies that embrace beings standing above man in
    • without understanding, that his own foundation is that of
    • consider it especially sublime to stand thus, without
    • is absolutely no understanding of what the spiritual needs of
    • standing just above man, guide and lead him through the portals
    • we must understand that, from many points of view, the answer
    • anything that stands above the angelic level, but assert with
    • consider this, we are standing more or less within the realm of
    • already stand in the midst of something of which man knows
    • nature. Human beings do stand at least in a sort of
    • 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
    • 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
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    • we seek to understand in a more profound sense what the Christ
    • being. It is within maya that this human being stands before
    • world of the senses; then he stands before us as belonging to
    • is. It is because the archangel and the archai stand behind the
    • person in this way stands within heredity and hereditary
    • 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
    • upward to what stands above them whenever we are in the
    • 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
    • deeds are imbued by the consciousness that the Christ stands
    • 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
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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
    • something that is becoming. And should we want to understand
    • necessary to understand. In the Christ we have to see the
    • for: we should stand on the firm ground that spiritual
    • the understanding of threefold man. Tomorrow and the day
    • closely connected. Therefore, as the matter stands, I cannot
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    • for the understanding of man's being as it must be grasped
    • from the standpoint of spiritual science. Nevertheless, we
    • must bestir ourselves to get a clearer understanding of man's
    • being. For it is out of the understanding bound up with
    • only this goes outside. From a certain standpoint
    • are to understand the important things now to be described,
    • understanding a matter of this kind.
    • the matter stands when considered cosmically. To look
    • otherwise we cannot arrive at an exact understanding. I
    • Every ego can see that of another man, you can understand the
    • those of Philostratus. Therefore you can understand when now
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    • the matter really stands with regard to the physical
    • absolutely nothing strange or difficult to understand when
    • gradually to correct our concepts. When we stand in front of
    • where it is red, physical man would stand thus in profile,
    • I was describing as the normal aura, if you understand what I
    • being able to understand that extremities man is a recent
    • green leaf of the plant. We see a man standing before us and
    • there before the spiritual vision, out there stand the cosmic
    • abstraction; in the midst stands the abstract concept. And it
    • it! And you will therefore understand why to a certain extent
    • arose; what is this actually that stands there on two legs
    • stands there and there are no concepts with which to grasp
    • place man into society as a mere animal. Here is man standing
    • for te understanding of spiritual man. These elements will
    • men — the sort of men who stand at a machine — have
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    • working classes of the day, — finding no understanding
    • general theories, if one wants to understand actual life in
    • suicide. And yet, notwithstanding, these people commit
    • understanding of actual life, and therefore will be the only science
    • from understanding of requirements, then a kind of
    • what the money stands for, — one must point out
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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
    • economic combinations; and this must be the standard
    • 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
    • stand-still: that enormous stocks of goods are piling up in
    • And, standing over on the other side, one sees those people
    • 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
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    • thousands of similar examples — supposing I stand
    • may perhaps take years of trying, but the passing years stand
    • instance, the law that a chair can only stand on something that
    • stand in the air.
    • different person. Many misunderstandings arise in the outside
    • being understandable. For the human being is not as simple as
    • misunderstandings, the slanders that oppose the truth,
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    • by the historical standards that humanity is accustomed to
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 14th, 15th century instinctive willing and understanding
    • influence we now stand. This is one example.
    • experienced within the instinctive understanding. At the
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    • this essence can be comprehended by an understanding limited by
    • understanding any investigation of the super-sensible
    • a standstill all our inner feelings and sensations, devoting
    • Imagine that a statue stands before us — it has a
    • Science can we understand how these exercises are fashioned
    • physical, organic life to a standstill. In sleep we achieve
    • gain no understanding of them, they can naturally appear only
    • — Although this is more difficult to understand, I would
    • come to understand why it appears like this in the form 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
    • believe that they are standing on the firm basis of present-day
    • living ones. Before us stands the world of colors and tones,
    • soul experiences the impressions of the senses as a standard
    • First, we must observe how we really stand toward thought in
    • misunderstanding. If a man becomes subject to
    • personality. The everyday man stands beside this second
    • stands beside him with the ordinary power of knowledge,
    • knowledge” here. This is a knowledge in which man stands
    • being with his sound human understanding remains side by side
    • that stands in relation to the moon. We know the physical
    • processes. We understand the connection of the universe
    • a process of rampant growth, through understanding the
    • sect or found a new religion. Since Anthroposophy stands upon
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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
    • great and shattering truths which stand at the start of every
    • the details necessary to understand more completely what I am
    • with its normal, healthy understanding, but it has to be much
    • our soul life in developing such inner demands or standards
    • possibly understand anything about their learning and
    • willingness to understand the matter, that one would not
    • world, such as also shone through Goethe, one can understand
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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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    • 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
    • everything which develops in the West as the stand-point of
    • Asiatic, even if he tries to understand it, something which
    • it always refers him to the standpoint of utility, which can
    • only be dominated with the intellect, with the understanding.
    • standpoint, and an the other he rejects the merely ethical
    • standpoint. You see, this ethical standpoint had once already
    • another form. And so although this ethical standpoint of the
    • not only to honour each other, but to understand each other.
    • upon the Aesthetic education of man. Nothing which stands in
    • of what stands in them. Schiller wrote a letter to Goethe at
    • evolution, and brought in the Utilitarian-standpoint, the
    • utilitarian standpoint would pour out over the West,
    • cleverness in the utilitarian standpoint, a caricature of the
    • Spiritual element from the utilitarian standpoint, etc., etc.
    • say to myself; what stands in these books sounds as if it
    • can one win a strong standpoint for judging the present. This
    • members of long standing. There are such written, wherein
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    • withdrawn from the Earth of to stand in a more intimate
    • we stand too close to the external, pictorial expression of
    • which stands before us as a certain danger — that we may
    • 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
    • Hour of Decision stands today before the human soul. Man can
    • 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
    • deal for present-day people to understand in that respect.
    • particular importance, my dear friends, to understand this
    • into this present materialism. For if we do not understand
    • to those who speak to people from the standpoint of some
    • as one of its most outstanding exponents, all this knowledge
    • culture, must, however, take stand on the same ground as
    • man today says that he stands in the world as man with the
    • world stands in bodily connection with the three kingdoms of
    • stands in connection with the three kingdoms above, which,
    • matters stand. We have entered an age of human evolution in
    • of the present day will have to begin to understand that in
    • human beings today able in this sphere to stand the truth,
    • have made possible a basic understanding of a new social
    • may understand them but pedagogics are decreed by law. As
    • conditions. Fifty men standing at a place where their words
    • 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
    • may stand there in little printed letters on paper,
    • stands within the Living Spirit, speaks out from hie
    • the standpoint of the religious beliefs and creeds. So there
    • spiritual — he cannot understand that which must work
    • make men into Atheists, cannot understand that these
    • spiritual beings standing higher than man, had to wait until
    • has maintained for many years to found an understanding of a
    • standing above him. If this is not done, then our
    • and such a standard — but — one would hardly
    • now stands, to the time when must bestir themselves into
    • 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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    • years, from the standpoint of spiritual science, the question
    • which he has had, he knows that he was not standing still and
    • believes to be standing still on the earth, whereas as a
    • him”. But a man who knows how to understand inner
    • external events. And again, when we act, we stand but from
    • the standpoint of another pole of our being in a certain
    • remarked that men do not wish to understand spiritual science
    • authority. Everyone can understand it by means of an ordinary
    • 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
    • in the world. Certain methods and principles and standards
    • insight — and it is believed that these standards of
    • the case where a set of standard rules is the most perfect
    • again come to a point where they can understand life in its
    • But men will first understand the wor1d in a concrete sense
    • age; they do not understand that children of to-day do the
    • were quite understandable — was the following, which
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    • understand this let us consider the world as it lies before
    • outstanding personalities have felt the truth of these
    • unfortunate German Philosopher, is an outstanding example of
    • universe. It enables him to understand the words of Christ:
    • century — either to remain at a standstill with his
    • 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
    • stand somewhere beyond nature, to choose something special
    • overrun by a higher life, by the life of the understanding,
    • stand before one of Raphael's works we always have the
    • feeling that in this work of art we come to an understanding
    • again as we stand in front of his works. We believe we are
    • however, that this is the way to understand how in one
    • kind — we understand the recently-deceased Gustave Klimt,
    • 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
    • standpoint of super-sensible knowledge, becomes a domain
    • painting, and so on. But in order to understand the nature of
    • world, as he is when he is standing in the physical world
    • we should understand that he is colouring what he is
    • human being standing before him. There are actually people
    • like this to assume that a human being is standing in front
    • as human beings, stand in front of another man, a wonderful
    • 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
    • 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
    • although it is well to study and understand the aims of
    • are different. Those who understand such matters know that it
    • as he stands in the external world. The experience of these
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    • certain other thoughts in order to understand these matters more fully.
    • utilitarian standpoint and want to make this the essential aim of science
    • essential in order to be able to speak, to understand what is spoken,
    • outstanding example of the ‘golden mean’ in this respect.
    • 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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    • the true idea when the human being, standing in the centre of
    • this all that will enable you to understand the freedom of
    • understand unless we know that what has just been said was an
    • anthroposophical standpoint, we hold this principle, then
    • 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
    • saying: This is my standpoint. In a moral sense this
    • insistence upon a standpoint is always bad. The essential
    • But through healthy, devoted interest we stand morally firm
    • Anthroposophy stands in this aspect to us, we can then
    • 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
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    • 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
    • the row there stands one of the Apostles who had seen the Lord
    • 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
    • spiritual-scientific field we come to understand more and more
    • profounder understanding of Christianity through spiritual
    • With this fact we stand at the starting
    • of Christianity. We begin to understand what task, what
    • Christian development and the Christian standard of life will
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    • stand on the same ground as the accustomed scientific views
    • that we understand by such means this different cognitive
    • to make myself understandable so that what I want to add as
    • dream from the standpoint of wakefulness?
    • the child, so must it be presumed that from the standpoint of
    • 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
    • us, and we feel ourselves standing next to the other being if
    • understanding. In the intellectual conceptions of today, people
    • that they stand as images. As we awaken, we switch on our
    • science provides us with the opportunity not only to understand
    • that stands in everyday life, is connected with him, is part of
  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture I: The Significance of Supersensible Knowledge Today
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    • to understand every religion and spiritual aspiration. Every
    • modern human beings, standing within the European-American
    • 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
    • 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
    • explain things and make life understandable. I shall also
    • for deeper understanding. That the spiritual-scientific view
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    • change must come about in our modern understanding and
    • question. These are all problems that become understandable
    • understood unless one understands the mysterious effect when
    • impression made upon him when, as a small child, standing in
    • ability to understand the external world, to understand what
  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture III: The Origin of Suffering
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    • encounters at the outset, like an enigmatic figure standing
    • 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
    • suffering without his feelings being roused; he can stand
    • wheat, we can now understand the coming forth of the Holy
    • stand constantly at our side, like a guardian of life, the
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    • understand evil one must enter deeply into the nature of
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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
    • the day arrives and the child stands before the door filled
    • must understand all the members of the human being, and the
  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture V: Illness and Death
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    • understand.
    • 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
    • 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
    • understand their significance when we investigate how human
    • “I.” We can only understand the work of the
    • To understand
    • originated in external nature. When we understand the secret
    • we shall also understand illness.
    • illustrates an important fact for understanding the element
    • himself and makes others strong to withstand that particular
    • sufficient strength to withstand harmful influences depends
    • these things will gain an understanding of illness and death.
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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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    • Insanity from the Standpoint of Spiritual Science.
    • 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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    • streams forth; thus we can understand that there are people
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    • pleasure or pain in what the tableau portrays. We stand
    • as it were, stand back and consider just what it is the child
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    • one stands at a certain spot an the mountainside, when a path
    • rather than the path available where one stands. The nature
    • being who stands fully within today's civilization needs a
    • be placed anywhere but where it stands. Each of the books
    • think they understand. As the human physiognomy expresses the
    • sorrow, then you begin to understand imaginative knowledge.
    • 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
    • Then, through their own insight, they will understand what it
    • ideal, one's watchword. It stands as the symbol for a human
    • all things. He will then understand Goethe's words in the
    • to understand the cross as symbol of dying and
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    • anyone with understanding of mysticism. The Gnostics have
    • 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
    • then can we understand what Wagner had in mind when he
    • recognize that an understanding of this significance dawned
    • the Holy Grail. On the one hand stands the belief that
    • environment when, with sensitivity and understanding, we
    • originally were established out of a deep understanding of
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    • historical record at all. It is understandable that the
    • stand up to close historical investigation. Looking at events
    • understanding of the Bible that cannot be faulted. If only
    • with any understanding of a certain passage from the Sermon
    • expressed by saying: Do not ever stand still. Human beings
    • at what we understand today, at what our will is capable of
    • 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
    • existed a typical or standard description of the life of an
    • 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
    • from the viewpoint of initiation and understanding of the
    • the initiate perfect and powerful. You will now understand
    • all-important. For human beings the outstanding
    • contained in the Bible. We shall understand what it means
    • when Moses stands before Jehovah as messenger and asks:
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    • when we understand what we have been
    • which stand before you under the symbol of the Rose Cross have also
    • stage, for the preparations must still be made in order to understand
    • an additional important advance for the understanding of these things
    • of words that are not understandable. That must be so with things
    • sanctioned stands before you, which has received its task with its
    • other misunderstandings to occur if it is correctly
    • 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
    • Miss von Eckardstein‘s initiatives. The most spiritually outstanding
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    • The Western man stands at the beginning of his experience, and is on the
    • the Spirit at work in his ideology, then will understanding come about
    • this creation with understanding, for he will again discover what he once
    • will meet this with understanding. But, if this problem generates in the
    • West a stand in thinking which manifests itself in social turmoil, the East
    • are only abstract standards of rights. As civilization advanced still
    • 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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    • which interests them from the historical standpoint, then they
    • that he would have been quite unable to understand it, if he
    • now stand within the evolution of the world in such a way, that
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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
    • Beings one degree higher than man, and above them stand the
    • himself up from the earth and stand upright, he learned to
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    • 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
    • as he stands in life from day to day and From the very ordinary side
    • It enters fully into the spiritual realm. Only one must be able to stand.
    • Indeed we can understand
    • the human organism only if we understand its higher organization. You
    • standstill, becoming more and more irreligious and antireligious, since
    • These things are standing side by side. Our religious attitude of today
    • 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
    • the utensils stand in relation to the cake. But what they regarded as
    • it has brought forth only intellectualism. But today we stand in a transition
    • 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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    • want to understand something, one thought must be able to
    • stand behind things of this sort?
    • unable to understand the relationship between the world
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    • construction of his verse is concerned, cannot stand comparison
    • one of you listens differently, and understands and feels what
    • your understanding is in accordance with your life up to now
    • from the human and the cosmic standpoint. Why is this so? It is
    • 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
    • outstanding. Among the pupils taught by the third
    • better understanding for my new pupils.” And he
    • from an objective standpoint. This is obvious, isn't it? So we
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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
    • understand this completely. We can ask ourselves the
    • that in order to understand how necessity and freedom affect
  • Title: Necessity and Freedom: Lecture V: The "I" is Found on the Physical Plane in Acts of Will
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    • as things stand now, the I is not inaccessible. We refer
    • exercise the strong thinking necessary for the understanding of
    • the truths of spiritual science. People who do understand these
    • scientists stand in this regard? It is very instructive
    • ordinary human understanding has always arrived at apparently
    • of understanding but purely a religious or social matter.] So
    • person responsible for his actions if one takes the stand of
    • stand in our life of soul. On the one hand, there is dreaming,
    • 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
    • of the languages used. The dead never understand if one
    • noun is turned into a verb they begin to understand. Speak to
    • 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
    • a principle—“I take a certain standpoint on
    • secondly “standpoint”. Consider this ghost of a
    • standpoint”. It has generated greatly already in
    • out of a certain standpoint” then the compositor
    • something from a standpoint”. To speak in concrete
    • standpoint”, and thereby say something concrete but
    • when one speaks of seeing a thing from a standpoint—for
    • one sees something from a point on which he stands; a little
    • 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
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    • question from out of a Spiritual Scientific standpoint. For
    • 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
    • saw how matters stand with what plays its part in the whole
    • What is actually characteristic in the matter stands out
    • 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
    • need a mutual understanding; that deeper, inward feeling for
    • of understanding language in which language is employed
    • 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,
    • understandable to wider circles of present-day mankind? They
    • up with the extension of a real understanding for spiritual
    • wire a certain feeling of responsibility and an understanding
    • problems of the day. One cannot understand the spiritual
    • science in its reality, at least have no understanding of it
    • should strive for a specially active understanding of what is
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    • misunderstanding of the knowledge and conceptions of Spiritual Science.
    • Among the misunderstandings
    • misunderstanding. Spiritual scientists who seriously and adequately pay
    • must be paid particularly by those of us who try to take our stand on
    • present world situation. For there are men who understand how to estimate
    • for any misunderstanding. It is an article which, it is true, is out of
    • of the churches. There are people who have remained at the standpoint of
    • still taking the standpoint that must be taken in Spiritual Science.
    • as well. He said: “Really gentleman you can not understand me
    • sound human understanding. And in thus going by the Guardian of the
    • senses in animals standing in a very pronounced relation to the whole
    • In man his head stands on
    • the head organism; man stands with his heed on his own earth. In 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
    • from the standpoint of abstractions are often quite honest and worthy
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    • world, making it necessary at present for man to take a new standpoint
    • in relation to the whole understanding of his connection with the world
    • 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
    • how man, just by standing on the ground of Spiritual Science, can be
    • has no need to misjudge other spiritual streams. From this standpoint
    • an understanding about these things. The different currents of world-conception
    • basis of Spiritual Science, the broad base on which it stands, they
    • is rare. What as Spiritual Science, according to how we understand it,
    • attacks, including those, for example. from the standpoint of the Catholic
    • cleric of Rome considers valid. What does ne understand by it?
    • a concept of what he understands by it when you distinguish between
    • of grace upon outstanding men and may not be striven after, accouding
    • they are standing on the firm ground of Christian belief dictated by
    • understands it, is held to be heretical; so says the modern cleric recognised
    • 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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    • in the time since the fifteenth century, that man stands within his
    • you ought to understand that of course when picturing these conditions
    • matter stands. My explaining what I have just been describing one points
    • But here on earth man stands
    • feeling of the solidity of world existence only because you stand with
    • never be able to stand firm, I should have to sink down; and as I do
    • recognise if—please understand me, thoroughly he looks back to
    • from the one you get on looking from the standpoint of life between
    • being born with our gift of consciousness. We begin ia understand this,
    • to where, if he stands firmly on his feet, the will plays into him in
    • 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
    • man needed for standing here in the world with some measure of security
    • how the matter stands; it is shown by men's reluctance to think. They
    • 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
    • if thinking is made active, but men simply want to understand Spiritual
    • Science in a different way from how they must understand it; instead
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    • 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
    • intelligence, there would easily prevail what is needful for understanding
    • told them by Spiritual Science out of its most intimate understanding
    • social questions can come only from the spiritual understanding of world
    • I told you that actually standing face to face with another man always
    • to develop mother love in solving their problems; you will understand
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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
    • understanding of the eatery of Golgotha. It is true that you may say
    • 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
    • can be represented from the most varied standpoints. We have already
    • and to understand it correctly, and you have in this ritual a reproduction
    • as the outstandingly illustrious Leader. Something here arose that might
    • a way that He to come to had to standstill in face of the Conceptual
    • one thing stands out concerning him that lights forth from the rest
    • understanding of the Mystery of Golgotha? The boy Goethe, the seven-year-old
    • For Goethe stands as the honest representative of mankind in the fifth
    • by the Mystery of Golgotha, a striving after a new understanding of
    • Where Plato stands in the
    • culture of the Greeks, Goethe stands in the fifth post-Atlantean period.
    • The question “Where does Goethe stand” leads us on to say:
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    • standing-by, in all the help given her, how fond they had become of
    • 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,
    • various minds who were in connection with him, stand as the eighteenth
    • century passed into the nineteenth; where does Goetheanism stand with
    • regard to mankind's evolution, with regard to understanding the Christ
    • reality and its truth, all this no longer meets with any understanding
    • 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
    • to understand what was in the depths of Goethe's being. For what he
    • a great scholar, or even as a man of certain culture, is easy to understand
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    • quite outstanding members belong to a single being. Confusing
    • one in which we can only fully, in the right sense, understand
    • while another will feel a world filled with bliss as he stands
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    • may say a work of art must be grasped, as it stands,
    • threefold, and that within the threefold world stands the
    • Look closely now within the depths of Goethe to understand why
    • “Faust.” Before Goethe's Faust stands the direct
    • Faust understands? Towards whom must Faust turn at this
    • Goethe's soul stands in a time, when this scene was written,
    • illusion. As Faust stands before the sign which calls his soul
    • Thus these two elements which are found in life stand out in
    • 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
    • and the evil forces are at war, and Faust stands in the middle
    • — a kind of minor role. In order to understand him fully,
    • into the macrocosm. We can't understand Goethe's
    • as a result of this, he stands there largely because he is so
    • anyway, that in Goethe's “Faust” stands a work
    • “Faust” from the standpoint of taking everything
    • come, because when you really understand yourself, you have to
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    • particular way to both of these, and stand in a certain
    • 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
    • stand and preach to the stove and say: “Lovely stove, your duty
    • 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
    • the one side is the image of the materialistic standpoint, then
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    • is quite reasonable to stand in some sort of fear of the modern world-conception,
    • from a purely intellectual standpoint.
    • be revealed to man. And as we approach the building which is to stand
    • then develop the right understanding for it. I shall have to speak further
    • stands as the representative of a new world-conception.
    • much considered. When the building had to be remodelled to stand upon
    • Here let us begin by noticing that the building stands on a sort of
    • Hall. The Building stands rather above the level of the actual surface
    • 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
    • it only shows that he is not judging of the Building from the standpoint
    • to East. In the East will stand the principal Group: the Representative
    • 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,
    • If you stand here in the Building and feel the Building, that is, feel
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    • an understanding of what is meant, then you will of course be wrong
    • and that nomenclature is from a certain standpoint justifiable. But
    • 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.
    • dear friends, stands the everyday consciousness. For example while a
    • they say “we do not understand this.” We understand it in
    • the pillars do not stand there in order to define a limit. But the thing
    • concavity of the fifth, and the centre pillar with its capital stands
    • you now) are in themselves an evidence that the building does not stand
    • energetic stand for the essential. We shall not succeed for a long time
    • to come with out the energetic stand even if there are only few people
    • who can follow the things with really inner understanding, for you see
    • building represents that for which our anthroposophical ideas stand,
    • this building and what it stands for, then the movement will really
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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
    • that in which ourselves stand — in the 15th century, developing
    • with the forces which in perceiving, alone understand death, recognise
    • you this, I can understand that it does not penetrate specially deeply
    • stand before this figure and say: What do there two or three heads mean
    • 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;
    • to express in a figure standing under the influence of this dual principle.
    • stands — is here represented in painting where the space is small,
    • 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
    • so that its side-view to a certain extent stands full in harmony with
    • the understanding of those who are thus placed what will proceed from
    • remain merely in our understanding. Much of the most important of that
    • that men let it get no further than their understanding, and then they
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    • And many a man stands here alive
    • bookworm, a theory-monger! And so the two stand there after
    • Faust standing between the divine, spiritual world that bears
    • this is the Greek Logos. That actually stands in the John
    • interwoven with human evolution. The Word stands for the Ego
    • has entered Faust rebels; he must go deeper to understand the
    • stands actually facing himself. Now for the first time the
    • that is still not clear! The travelling student stands before
    • understand them, the language in which they are written being
    • believe they understand a quotation of this kind. Let me read
    • “Grey Wolf” stands for a certain metal found
    • beautifully it is pictured in the symbol standing for the
    • standing there in stone, but covered from head to foot with a
    • stands written — Past, Present and Future; time in its
    • no one can understand it; it is even a secret for science.
    • how the matter stands as I have explained to you. We have
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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
    • Ahrimanic being has no understanding of the present earth; he
    • Rocky snouts that stand in cluster
    • stand in their right form. Then I have taken upon myself to
    • in Evil, Mephistopheles has no understanding; he does not
    • spiritual science — for how else can we understand
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    • the second part of “Faust” stand before our souls
    • understanding in our approach to this deepest manifestation
    • enthusiasm he spoke. It is very easy to understand how such a
    • understand, too, how the youthful Fichte, meeting antiquated
    • can understand that when such a spirit as Fichte was faced
    • stands to reason that all that is best may be dangerous. And
    • 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.
    • And then stands to-day at the mercy of such concepts. On the
    • able to understand once again the real, actual, human being,
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • one. What then is our Astrologer actually doing as he stands
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    • theoretic sense, the great problems of Birth and Death stand
    • are having to experience Evil have found a standpoint which
    • enables them to stand not within Evil, but outside it. That
    • initial experience — which stands before us here. The
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    • to the Spirits of Darkness who will stand far nearer to man
    • the fifth post-Atlantean epoch. These Beings who stand
    • able to understand what is the nature of their efforts in our
    • consider an outstanding myth, connected with the very thing I
    • which stands behind Helena is in reality worthy of reverence,
    • to point this out, to show how Helena herself stands in
    • stand with Paris, who is presented to us by Goethe in the
    • How does it stand with Paris? Here too we are told; he was
    • easily raise the following question: How does it stand with
    • Spiritual World stand there if, so to speak, it had nothing
    • hundreds who stand here below no one is found, then the Gods
    • guidance of the Universe stands not in contradiction to human
    • such that the human being stands rather remote from the
    • Illusion we must also understand; we must only understand it
    • could say would be that he stands for a policy of Power
    • does not take one's stand in such a case and frankly say:
    • “I stand for a policy of Power; I will attach myself to
    • contrary one says, one defines it thus: “I stand for
    • these two things side by side. One says that one stands for
    • Nations, and yet — one stands for a such a policy. One
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    • standpoint of art, but from quite another point of view. It
    • 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
    • stands in a threefold stream, to only one of which he really
    • “Faust” its most outstanding expression.
    • artistic standpoint but am relating to “Faust” a
    • an outstanding Greek about whom so much strife and discord
    • kind of pedantic, rationalistic, philistine, understands
    • nothing of him. He understands nothing at all of Goethe, my
    • to an understanding. Down there in that sphere the words
    • But we can quite well understand if the old names earth,
    • stand midway between air and water; it is experienced in this
    • whirling, As you will easily understand we could not exist in
    • understanding we turn our gaze back to the primal sources of
    • weaving element I have described) so that he too could stand
    • become this solid planet on which man can stand at the same
    • understanding enough to become man. Therefore his experience
    • And the only way to understand the scene beginning here, is
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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
    • 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
    • a personality standing within the spiritual world but only
    • with his understanding, the understanding that only studying
    • 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
    • Phorkyads: “Done! here stand I” (after he has
    • “Here stand I, Chaos'
    • the opportunity of understanding, together with much else
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    • from the Standpoint of Spiritual Science
    • Goethe's spiritual life if this is done from the standpoint
    • unspiritual standpoint we can naturally never find in
    • understanding. nevertheless, it appears to me of quite
    • really been a very wide understanding of the matter. Perhaps
    • the basis of Goethe's whole understanding of inanimate
    • primal phenomena to have weight, then this understanding and
    • so little able to rise to a sound understanding of the moon,
    • understand human life between birth — or shall we say
    • for the understanding of man, it is necessary to approach him
    • 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
    • man were standing there with left and right side properly
    • may say the matter stands thus. The conscious is here, the
    • subconscious lies beneath it (see diagram). Now how stands
    • speaking peoples, no people stand so high in our affections
    • round, according to how the matter stands. utereas the result
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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
    • understanding through the senses. When Homunculus, the idea
    • concerned with in man stands before us in external, physical
    • look at man simply as a figure standing on the physical earth
    • put men together out of Axieros standing in the middle, and
    • Axieros. So the matter stands thus: Of the three, Axieros
    • about all that Goethe stands for will, as I said recently,
    • standpoint of Goethe's own conception of the world, we may
    • Representative of Man there stands Axieros, how he is
    • 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
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    • form that, regarded merely from the theatrical standpoint,
    • by the understanding, cannot lead to this self-knowledge. For
    • external nature, the physical understanding was able to put
    • standstill on the path to becoming man. Goethe wrestles with
    • the concepts of physical understanding. But he had no wish,
    • 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
    • them, the most outstanding of them all, Galatea. Yesterday I
    • standstill. Then fresh light flashes in. In contrast to all
    • side, from the standpoint of supersensible knowledge —
    • they mean, what they stand for, passes over into the
    • understand it when Schwaben-Vischer, the so-called V-Vischer,
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    • our stand in life with the will that passes over into action,
    • already referred to. Men must understand precisely from what
    • the understanding of man.
    • only when an effort is made to show him as standing midway
    • 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
    • Faust is standing before Manto. But Faust, my dear friends,
    • to that sacred and sublime moment when Faust stands before
    • understanding of the divine within’, from which nothing
    • artistically what you can feel as Faust stands before Manto;
    • 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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    • — then man has no stand to say to himself out of that
    • soul, so that we can understand one another about the knowledge
    • soul life stands masked before us in the dream. This one can
    • one stands next to the other, but now not chaotically as in
    • if one wants to have a say, there one must really understand
    • Everything that we have experienced in our existence now stands
    • not only that which we ourselves have experienced now stands
    • that which we see there, through which our own soul life stands
    • this other memory picture however, which now stands there in
    • laws begin to stand with equal validity next to the laws of
    • can stand before your soul. Now if you don't place the course
    • that that which he passes by stands before him as it is out
    • standing next to each other: there is something missing!
    • death, of dying, stands before one's soul. If one has once
    • will only understand eternity when he recognises both sides of
    • error. Just as one can stand before a painting and admire its
    • the like. One can understand it when one dedicates oneself to
    • only through this man will be able to stand before his own soul
    • his worth and dignity in the world, he stands in the world with
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    • present line of study, yet nevertheless stands in an inner
    • help clarify our understanding of this document.
    • understanding of the revelation regarding the greatness, the
    • mankind. Now we stand at the end of the third and at the
    • spirit, which stands behind the physical, according to which
    • understanding that the spiritual was to be sought in the
    • and it was relatively easy for people to understand: we give
    • in the Egyptian time. Here stands the form of Osiris, as we
    • 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
    • out of the astral body with the Egyptians. Those all stand
    • “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.
    • descendent stand in contrast to them — a peaceful,
    • 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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    • the rest of nature becomes understandable in a wonderful way.
    • different. A person may consider for example, from a standpoint
    • 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
    • stand in a certain relationship to us. Let us look at our sun
    • 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
    • We come to an understanding that the world which surrounds us,
    • appears to people. Further we will learn to understand that
    • behind everything which we take as the physical world, stand
    • ahrimanic influence. This being we call Ahriman stands in a
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    • standpoint the “gospel” derived from Haeckel's
    • will understand that I speak here without prejudice, for I
    • understand how all the events and occurrences which then
    • standing high above man — a being farther removed from
    • 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
    • colour. We make no objection to the standpoint of natural
    • able to understand those passages, for instance, occurring in
    • From the physical standpoint theosophy also acknowledges the
    • standard of morality and of considerable intellectuality. We
    • descended from one who was of the standard described? Never! We
    • the same standard as either of the brothers, and in that case
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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
    • standpoint. It was indeed quite true, how these people felt and
    • possibility. For especially in the case of an outstanding
    • movements as we see today. We must understand these too as to
    • awakening an inner understanding, when we describe the people
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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
    • stands upright in contrast to the quadruped animals. But his
    • 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
    • limb-structures. The Sun itself stands in the middle and is mainly
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    • it were, by our thought-life if we are to understand them. In our
    • standpoint of life between death and a new birth what we encounter in
    • Those who try to understand life to-day from the spiritual
    • 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.
    • 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
    • life. If this spiritual life does not stand upon its own foundations,
    • Divine-spiritual. Man stands to-day at a critical point where he must
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    • And we then tried to understand how the heaven of the fixed stars and
    • 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
    • maintain their stand against what is brought over from the East, first
    • abstract theorists, who view the whole world from the standpoint of
    • standpoint of life between birth and death, but also from the
    • standpoint of life between death and a new birth; we must be mindful
    • 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
    • that subconsciously and inwardly it understands certain secrets of
    • understanding — permeated with feeling — of the external
    • standpoint, to say to you what a man says to his fellow-beings on this
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    • great size stands beside a brook. The generations inhabiting this
    • Years' War. The standard of life prevailing at this time in the
    • away from his parents' house, standing there from 4 o'clock onwards
    • solitary spaces surrounding him. And thus he was still standing at
    • evensong. Then a shepherd came by, and seeing the boy standing
    • understanding. Instead of punishing him, he even made it possible
    • the duty of existing for something beyond one's self, of standing
    • 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
    • boldly and outspokenly taken a stand for the freest ideals of human
    • process of the world by standing in the stream of it, ourselves
    • from outside, co-ordinating it with the understanding, can only
    • on the loftiest philosophical standpoint, had shaped itself in the
    • “Oh these idealists, they dwell in a dream-world, they understand
    • me which I do not understand or at least believe that I understand,
    • than he could stand. Thereupon he took a number of this magazine
    • otherworldly idealist, but he was a man standing altogether
    • “All their knowledge only leads to misunderstanding and vain words;
    • understand him rightly, we still have him actually among us. For
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    • 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
    • Which stand near the crib with straw and grass.
    • 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
    • ass which stand near the crib with straw and grass”. They felt
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    • understanding of it, men have considered all-powerful in life,
    • little understanding for the original clairvoyant sources from which
    • recoil but to stand firm and do his duty in it. When we bring this
    • arise when — imagining we can understand them — we
    • Arjuna's soul? It is as though the raging battle in which it stands
    • does not understand this world until Krishna makes it comprehensible
    • enter into the matter more deeply will understand me when I say that
    • Arjuna stands there like a human soul to whom the earthly side of
    • understanding for earthly things! It comes to men who have attained
    • very good understanding for all that is earthly. It has to be
    • himself up to Arjuna, to whom has to be imparted an understanding of
    • 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.
    • but that stands infinitely nearer to Western culture. Here in the West we
    • Now let him stand
    • 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
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    • begin by indicating a few of the outstanding points — and we
    • training to an understanding of occult truths, then he is being
    • the individual, personal qualities whereby a man stands out from his
    • battle. If we would understand a human soul we must penetrate into
    • everyone who has the power to behold it will understand: His
    • standpoint, then you can go and give yourself up to your duty. You
    • 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.
    • moment when Krishna stands before Arjuna and gives him the power of
    • soul, then only are you ripe to understand how, after all, it is not
    • you begin to feel that you are standing on a rock that rises up out
    • 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.”
    • something that stands in quite a different relation to this blow of
    • 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
    • this position. He stands at the boundary between the everyday world
    • stand on ground where he has to break with all these accustomed
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    • That depends upon the standards by which we value human life.
    • to understand the
    • full understanding of Krishna's being. Even if we develop the forces
    • Those are the beings who stand under the guidance of Lucifer. The
    • ourselves in preparation. Then when we stand before Lucifer he takes
    • 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
    • the seventeenth or eighteenth century. As he stands there before us
    • 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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    • statement is not incorrect, it may be nonsense from the standpoint of
    • 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
    • were standing on a summit of mankind’s attainment, born
    • 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
    • guardian, Thou! Spirit primeval and Eternal, Thou standest before my
    • Thee I stand. And that heavenly universe wherein the three worlds
    • hymning Thy praise. Stricken with fear I stand before Thee, folding
    • Filled with wonder stand multitudes beholding Thee. Thy Form
    • fratricide; when we rightly understand the impulse that forced its
    • battle, without thee hath death taken all the warriors who stand
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    • course of earthly incarnations. We understand that this soul could
    • body that stands before us there, we have in concrete form what
    • 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
    • Anthroposophical Movement for which I am permitted to stand before
    • afterward are they permeated with the power of understanding, The
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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
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 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
    • another way also if we want to attain a really deep understanding. To
    • quite misunderstanding what the West actually contains. A
    • understand all the facts history presents to us.
    • We shall understand this if
    • understand that the external expressions themselves, the outer forms
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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
    • stands before Arjuna and teaches him to “Look upon all the
    • present life. There are too many today who stand in the world and
    • 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
    • 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
    • and standpoint that I have attained. I must forever go on striving —
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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
    • which we shall have to speak — to pass beyond the standpoint of
    • it is very easy for misunderstandings to arise. When this stage of
    • difficulties of inner experience is to get beyond the standpoint of
    • and take his stand beside the person, forcing himself to follow the
    • views and standpoints.
    • stand with one's feet on solid ground” which is nothing else than
    • if the ground has been taken away from under him and he were standing
    • standest outside all physical life”, is not produced until
    • through in such manner that thou standest before the Higher Worlds,
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    • standards are inapplicable there. We do not enquire, for example, why
    • moral standards to the mineral world. Neither do we apply them to the
    • judge men according to the standards of goodwill, love, and so forth.
    • dispositions by the standard of moral laws; and we are indeed not
    • 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
    • the Earth. I refer to Gustav Theodor Fechner. Not from the standpoint
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    • certain secrets he longs to understand. That is the feeling he has.
    • super-sensible worlds; beings are perceived who stand behind our
    • 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
    • birth from Isis. There Isis stands before the aspirant, Isis herself
    • 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,
    • from the direction of this evolution as far as the bank; we stand upon
    • it, and what this standing there signifies has been brought home to us
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    • Life of the Elementary World; Beholding the Sun at Midnight; Standing
    • This Standing before the Upper and the Lower Gods comes about when the
    • let us express in a readily understandable picture something that is
    • Holy Grail there stands before us everything that went into the
    • 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
    • had not learnt to understand it thoroughly. And he still sees it
    • way, and yet it stands so dramatically before us in the antithesis
    • 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
    • “cleverer” a person is by the standards of the time we are
    • understanding — that impulse which is inextinguishable in
    • Hence we must try to penetrate with rational understanding into what
    • of the modern Mysteries, we shall stand confronting ourselves.
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    • 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
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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
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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
    • same as before His coming. We can only understand this by studying the
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    • “Before the soul can stand in the presence of the masters, its
    • (2) Dreams cease to be chaotic. Man understands the relation between
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    • of logical and scientific understanding of Nature. The knowledge of
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    • stand in the most intimate relation to each other, but we should think
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    • order, by way of analogy, to understand devachanic existence and its
    • and for this reason the same character, temperament and outstanding
    • speaking, in the horizontal direction. Man and the plants stand
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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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    • of articulate sounds can only be a faculty of beings who stand
    • 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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    • they belong to one another; they would understand the law recognised
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    • 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
    • there is quite a different standpoint. One learns that there
    • 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
    • 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
    • stands at the beginning of his gospel. “In the
    • 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
    • As man stands before us today he is, in his outward
    • this you will be able to understand certain hints and truths
    • in the John Gospel. You will be able to understand certain
    • Gospel, then will one be able to understand it in its true
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    • standing below him and the transformed lower self is the
    • 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
    • “Light on the Path”. *[“Stand aside in the
    • Only an initiate of the third grade can understand such
    • understand each other. “Jesus said unto him,
    • 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
    • stands for earth, or rock (Hebrew — Jabascha), John
    • over what stands, above life. He is only master of the
    • 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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    • in these lectures will be from the standpoint of practical occultism;
    • 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,
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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.
    • corpse, he stands face to face with himself as if he were looking at
    • had created the organ of understanding
    • there is a creative power. His eyes, and the understanding which he
    • standing one step higher than his previous bodies.
    • He sees all this as it were objectively; he learns to understand it,
    • clairvoyant, or goes into a state of trance, they stand out in shining,
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    • We can properly understand how a human being grows to maturity only
    • so that with their aid he will stand firm against the storms of life.
    • 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
    • fourth stage: that of the occultist, who can once more understand
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    • 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
    • that it can withstand the attacks of the astral body for seventy or
    • In order to understand
    • Anyone who understands
    • 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
    • idea that the Earth stands still. It was an error, he taught, to believe
    • all depends on the stand-point from which you are looking at Sun and
    • the future we shall hear something very different and stand in quite
    • we should not be able today to understand the truth which Theosophy
    • truth where he now stands. Everyone has to learn for himself, and thus
    • understanding of things; we do not battle against people but seek to
    • 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
    • always does stand for one thing, just as in the ordinary world one object
    • Now you can understand
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    • You will understand the
    • could not be transplanted to Europe as it stands.
    • Washing of the Feet. We must understand the significance of this great
    • who stand lower and say: “But for the diligence of those who labour
    • on my behalf, I could not stand where I do.” And so on through
    • feeling. He must learn to stand firm under the heavy strokes of life,
    • saying to himself: “I will stand up to whatever pains and sorrows
    • feeling: he learns to stand firm even when he is scorned and ridiculed
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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
    • self says: “Standing here I am cold.” The higher Self says:
    • 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
    • Theosophy lives. You must have a will to understand; then Theosophy
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    • in the sense in which that title can be given them from the standpoint
    • of the Medical Section of the Goetheanum. How this standpoint is to be
    • friends, there must be an absolutely clear understanding in the part of
    • hygienic standpoint about asceticism. This is spoken about very
    • physicians understand their profession properly, they realize that
    • hand, if the physician is a good physician standing squarely within
    • physician will truly understand the priest, and the priest the
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    • understanding, since they reach into profound depths, even into the
    • human being stands before us in a physical body, which has a long
    • obliged to bring a musical understanding to it.
    • to understand is the ego organization. For this one needs to grasp
    • a true understanding of the human being. However, I am convinced that
    • that Anthroposophy gives us, we can say that the human being stands
    • 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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    • for instance, standing before them as a real person. That is the
    • stages follow in succession. We can understand them clearly through
    • perception. To anyone who understands these things, the entire
    • 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.
    • kind of hypomochlion, a zero moment in time when we stand between
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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.
    • misunderstand me! I'm certainly not pointing to any of these things
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    • need to stand within the spiritual world and look at this physical
    • able to care for humanity properly from the standpoint of the
    • understand an illness unless one knows its cause.
    • standpoint there is no great difference between the health spas that
    • He does what other men wouldn't do. One can understand that. One can
    • overpowers him. He is standing there, he is bitten by the dog, and
    • Naturally it is a fulfillment of karma. But one can understand the
    • who achieve an understanding of these things will find opportunities
    • geniuses. But not from the standpoint of that arch-philistine
    • assertions from that kind of standpoint, if one directs one's
    • 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
    • standing beside the priests and administering the other half of the
    • 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
    • karma that is forming, in between stands the human earth-life, which
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    • must go out beyond humanity. For everywhere humanity stands in some
    • 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
    • of past karma. If we understand the human head properly, we must say
    • our vision, suddenly the continuity is broken and standing there
    • carry it into the universe. Let the picture stand before us —
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    • or her spiritual life and experience. The understanding that should
    • time from a standpoint that I think will throw greatest light upon
    • understand how things relate to one another.
    • the standpoint of truth. Much that priests in the world today say
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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
    • consider from the cosmic standpoint what lies between human
    • which is connected with how the sun stands in relation to the earth.
    • Thus we stand first
    • physician's or a priest's standpoint. But a true view of the world
    • very distant star, that's what I don't understand.” Yes, of
    • course it's obvious, the standpoint you've adopted at this moment
    • when you laugh at Serenissimus. But there's another standpoint: one
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    • its living activity. But to understand that, one needs to accept the
    • expression, veiling the facts so that no one would understand them
    • understanding of those two human conditions, would then see into the
    • When we understand
    • nature they stand within the sphere of the earth. In waking condition
    • they stand on a level with nature.
    • 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
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    • theologians and the physicians must understand what is now going to
    • hygienic standpoint about asceticism. This is spoken about very
    • physicians understand their profession properly, they realize that
    • hand, if the physician is a good physician standing squarely within
    • physician will truly understand the priest, and the priest the
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    • understanding, since they reach into profound depths, even into the
    • human being stands before us in a physical body, which has a long
    • obliged to bring a musical understanding to it.
    • to understand is the ego organization. For this one needs to grasp
    • a true understanding of the human being. However, I am convinced that
    • that Anthroposophy gives us, we can say that the human being stands
    • 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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    • for instance, standing before them as a real person. That is the
    • stages follow in succession. We can understand them clearly through
    • perception. To anyone who understands these things, the entire
    • 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.
    • kind of hypomochlion, a zero moment in time when we stand between
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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.
    • misunderstand me! I'm certainly not pointing to any of these things
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    • need to stand within the spiritual world and look at this physical
    • able to care for humanity properly from the standpoint of the
    • understand an illness unless one knows its cause.
    • standpoint there is no great difference between the health spas that
    • He does what other men wouldn't do. One can understand that. One can
    • overpowers him. He is standing there, he is bitten by the dog, and
    • Naturally it is a fulfillment of karma. But one can understand the
    • who achieve an understanding of these things will find opportunities
    • geniuses. But not from the standpoint of that arch-philistine
    • assertions from that kind of standpoint, if one directs one's
    • 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
    • standing beside the priests and administering the other half of the
    • 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
    • karma that is forming, in between stands the human earth-life, which
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    • must go out beyond humanity. For everywhere humanity stands in some
    • 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
    • of past karma. If we understand the human head properly, we must say
    • our vision, suddenly the continuity is broken and standing there
    • carry it into the universe. Let the picture stand before us —
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    • or her spiritual life and experience. The understanding that should
    • time from a standpoint that I think will throw greatest light upon
    • understand how things relate to one another.
    • the standpoint of truth. Much that priests in the world today say
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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
    • consider from the cosmic standpoint what lies between human
    • which is connected with how the sun stands in relation to the earth.
    • Thus we stand first
    • physician's or a priest's standpoint. But a true view of the world
    • very distant star, that's what I don't understand.” Yes, of
    • course it's obvious, the standpoint you've adopted at this moment
    • when you laugh at Serenissimus. But there's another standpoint: one
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    • its living activity. But to understand that, one needs to accept the
    • expression, veiling the facts so that no one would understand them
    • understanding of those two human conditions, would then see into the
    • When we understand
    • nature they stand within the sphere of the earth. In waking condition
    • they stand on a level with nature.
    • 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
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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
    • — 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
    • 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
    • such as we have, standing upright on two legs, making use of hands,
    • has evolved. When one comes to understand this, one feels a deep awe
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    • 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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    • anyone, from the standpoint of modern physics, raises an objection to
    • think they are able to refute it do not yet understand it. Time will
    • standpoint, without further reference to well-meant objections. In
    • And this is what we do fmd, if we understand the account rightly. I
    • understand as a recapitulation of the Moon evolution.
    • the spiritual Beings who stand nearest to man. Only then do we come
    • stage at which we ourselves now stand. During the Sun evolution the
    • the hierarchies they stand four stages above the human. The
    • this question we must first learn to understand Genesis in the right
    • understand the word yom, which is usually rendered
    • higher standpoint. Those of you who heard the lectures which I gave
    • 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
    • as darkness stands together on one side in opposition to the Elohim
    • 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
    • stand next below the rank of the Archai and who regulate life. The
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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
    • is a hint of the reality they stand for. If we look at the tendency
    • 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
    • standpoint of modern knowledge a somewhat fanciful one — that
    • The most outstanding
    • stand at a different spot from it.” We perceive the rose, and
    • have grasped the outstanding characteristic of consciousness as it
    • ear. Looked at from a deeper standpoint Kantianism is very
    • “Something is standing before me.” Even the Elohim could
    • are aware of this our creation; objects do not stand before us, do
    • will not help us to understand the Genesis account, but only diligent
    • that every word that stands there must be sacred to us, and equally
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    • learn to understand more exactly what “Adam” means. The
    • something which it is extraordinarily important for us to understand
    • understand his own origin until he makes up his mind to think of his
    • 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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    • mentioned the startling circumstance that there was an outstanding
    • notwithstanding, we have at last been obliged to recognise in the
    • that time a man had been able to stand upon the earth, he would have
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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
    • cannot stand, which is not as far as it goes an adequate expression
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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
    • 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
    • evolution. The very fact that the figure of Paul stands at the summit
    • 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
    • Central Europe, and is accounted of outstanding importance. Yet
    • understanding of the enmity cherished by the modern materialistically
    • super-sensible ideas. On the understanding of this event depends
    • ‘Easter,’ how do I stand to super-sensible knowledge? For Easter should
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • understanding must be quickened by the deepest, most intimate occult
    • clung to Jesus of Nazareth — for understanding of the Christ was
    • Christian Initiation gives men the power to understand it. And just as
    • the Buddhist would say: ‘I should therefore misunderstand you were I
    • When an adherent of some creed truly understands his religion in the
    • that too would be a misunderstanding. Provided personal bias is laid
    • Mutual understanding augurs peace in the world. This peace is the
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    • the Easter thought. Understanding of the contrast and also of the
    • 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
    • mere counter-image. We must gain something from what stands before us
    • we learn to understand the movements of the hands on a clock. The
    • the crucifix alone that must stand before us, however grandly and
    • 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
    • understanding. He was able to make clear to them what I will try
    •  “stand the significance of death to humanity it would avail
    • 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
    • understanding what perhaps it alone, at the present time, is able to
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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
    • stands in very truth before a fateful future, that future when, as is
    • Prototype of Christ Himself. The understanding of Christ forms for man
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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
    • For present-day humanity, two truths stand like mighty beacons on
    • Those who understand the tidings of Christianity in the spiritual
    • sense also understand the words which make known the identity of the
    • 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
    • It was those with the deepest understanding of Eastern wisdom who
    • understanding and discernment.
    • stands before him with all the disintegration and destruction of life
    • A.D. One particular event stands out: in the
    • 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
    • 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
    • time, will understand something else as well — something that
    • will understand, not only the Christ Who has passed through death, but
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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
    • 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
    • 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
    • understands what it says before it can think. In the context of
    • who stands before him, holding out the tables of the law. In the
    • certain balancing of the deeds standing on the credit side of the
    • 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
    • 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
    • not rest on genuine understanding. We must ask more questions about
    • will eventually grow into plants. It shows, if we understand karma,
    • as a child will sometimes do before it understands the thought-content
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    • from the present-day standpoint they can regard it only as a kind of
    • therefore understand how strong was the feeling in this young man,
    • but they had no special faculty for understanding what lay behind the
    • 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
    • it stands. So that when perhaps we see around us people we esteem,
    • 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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    • our gaze to a knowledge of the spiritual world, which stands more or
    • stand at the standpoint of the absolute materialist, but has been so
    • if we are to understand the human being, we must apply ourselves to
    • body, through the external senses and the understanding bound to the
    • death, in the way of knowledge and fruits of life, stands to the
    • the same ratio as the short time between birth and death stands to the
    • memory. The understanding may be in order, although the memory is
    • sense we regard the life during these days from the standpoint of the
    • from birth as regards its significance after death — death stands
    • spiritual world, always stand before our psychic-spiritual gaze. For
    • I have given, from different standpoints, a definite time to the periods of
    • another standpoint which I did not quote in my
    • external consciousness, and we work at it all from the standpoint of
    • during the first half of life a soul stands nearer to the entire
    • another sense this is not the case. But in a certain sense we do stand
    • one year still stands very close to the spiritual world. When it
    • standpoint become important bearers of spiritual truths and spiritual
    • regard it from the standpoint of earthly existence, shows us its
    • redeeming side when we observe it from the standpoint of spiritual
    • we can place ourselves at the standpoint of the spiritual. Then we
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    • and above all, it may be said, with the understanding created by the
    • here we need only observe, if we wish to understand this correctly,
    • tableau. You must quite clearly understand what a man there really
    • beholds. We are here accustomed to stand on the physical plane,
    • standpoint, as our own immediate world. And because we see it, that
    • we stand in a certain relation to our body. Consider: if you reflect
    • that the whole relation in which we stand to the world then, between
    • the relation in which we stand here on the physical plane. Here we say
    • firmament and now see everything within it; thus you stand outside
    • are really there. Man stands — with a few exceptions, which we
    • can mention at the proper time — man stands in union after death
    • one. This is how Karma is created. In order to understand these things
    • existence; and in what relation he will stand to this or that person
    • thirty-five. One who dies before the age of thirty-five still stands
    • guided to a special task in life. He will so stand in life, that he
    • Things have always two sides. From this standpoint, ever seeking again
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    • relation in which, as astral body, it stands to all the individual
    • thus: one stands in the spiritual world; behind one stand souls
    • Here man stands on the earth, and is surrounded by nature. But the
    • the standpoint of the spiritual that which makes this world of ours, I
    • a portion of their life which from the spiritual standpoint was really
    • thus through the gates of death, stand especially near, during their
    • are reversed. People do not take the trouble to understand that
    • personal standpoint, yet if we look at it from the standpoint of the
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    • between the spiritual and sense world, from a special standpoint, we
    • you know, when we stand face to face with a man here in the physical
    • brain-fettered understanding gives, as a rule, no solution. That can
    • standpoint of the spiritual, from the standpoint of the dead. We have
    • quite natural for a man to stand in that sort of relation to what
    • presentation of himself — to stand before that picture, just as
    • here we stand before a landscape and compare it with the scene itself.
    • 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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    • man, in so far as he stands here in physical consciousness, and that
    • in the physical world one is so united with it that one stands on a
    • Above all we must understand this world as spiritual, and not think of
    • various standpoints), it is evident that in humanity a certain longing
    • that Markus Freund was standing before him.
    • Now, in order to understand all that has been related, the conclusion
    • purely from an artistic standpoint. It is really so written that the
    • following standpoint, so to speak. ‘There is certainly something
    • experience of Initiation, we experience this: ‘I stand at the
    • hereditary substance.’ We see a man standing here in the physical
    • as he stands before us, he as man has been created from out of the
    • of Natural Science has to-day reached a standpoint from which, out of
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    • physical earth-life is at a standstill, that the earth-soul awakens
    • that man could acquire that thinking, that conscious standing in the
    • materialistic mind of man understands nothing. Yet man may grow into
    • mirror. Thus, we have a mirror and two men stand before it. We do not
    • our time. It is really at a stand-still. And we have stood still at
    • philosophical dictionary written from this standpoint, in two still
    • standpoint, consider it a significant work, as does even the press for
    • to-day to desire to be clever, to attain a definite standpoint of
    • but try to alter them. We shall immediately approach the understanding
    • what stands in the Bible before I had ever read it; for I was then
    • 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
    • different stages. One stage is that within which we ourselves stand.
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    • is however necessary to gain a higher standpoint, to penetrate more
    • 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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    • Let us study from this point of view the human being as he stands
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    • the other side. This the plant cannot stand. It then turns again in
    • The three semicircular canals are especially interesting. They stand
    • ourselves standing before the flower called Venus Fly Trap. If we gaze
    • 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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    • through beings who stand higher than we do who had already gone
    • Thus we can gain a comprehensive understanding of the whole earth, so
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    • ‘Before the soul can stand in the presence of the Masters, its feet
    • Somewhat deeper in evolution than the warmth organ stands the organ of
    • this is possible for one who understands and controls the life of
    • a matter of what he says, but that behind what he says stands an
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    • stage higher than the Nirmana-kayas, stand those beings who are called
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    • understand it we must be clear about the further development of man.
    • conventional milieu had observed ordinary moral standards, takes up
    • standing, who in the sphere of western knowledge had been quite
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    • existed as it is now. We must understand that man belongs to the great
    • The fourth culture is that of the Ram, or Lamb; Christ stands in the
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    • mass; if we let it stand the beautiful cubic crystals of salt are
    • spheres in order to understand the real mechanism of Karma.
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    • In the first place man stands before us in his physical nature. He
    • standing behind him. Like a kind of marionette he still dangled on the
    • The most outstanding attribute of these Pre-Lemurian beings was the
    • 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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    • Devachan. When the human being stands at the beginning of his
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    • little difference whether a person takes his stand on Darwinian
    • stands at this stage, created heaven and earth. It was one of the
    • Above the Seraphim stand divine Beings whose nature is so exalted that
    • 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
    • Beings standing above humanity.
    • stands in the constellation of the Fishes. Two thousand, six hundred
    • consciousness, one understands that these forces are guided by higher
    • from the powers which stand behind them in order to unite these
    • will only attain much later. They stand at the stage that will only be
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    • 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
    • could place his body at the service of Christ. Christ stands above all
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    • individualities standing behind them. These occultists could not
    • The human being said to himself: ‘I stand here as the end result of a
    • depends on the object stands at the stage of Nama-rupa; whoever forms
    • pictures stands at the stage of Shadayadana. The one however who
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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
    • With this, something else is connected. When we act we stand quite
    • words. Behind our words a spiritual being is working with us, standing
    • is for man something of lesser importance, but when he understands how
    • and behind it stands a spiritual being: and everything imbued with
    • stands a great intuitive Spirit. It is the same Spirit that manifests
    • in our actions; he also stands behind the whole universe. Christianity
    • Behind everything living stands the Spirit of Imagination. It is the
    • actual is meant. This spirit who stands behind everything living is
    • perceived by the senses, stands the Father Spirit, the first Logos.
    • the Imaginative understanding which first enables them to look into
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    • a crab-like form. The human being could stand on one pair of legs and
    • way. Only then can one understand how the astral body of man came into
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    • now he stands in a continual relationship with the astral plane. It is
    • 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
    • therefore they stand at a higher stage and on the other hand they
    • spiritual predecessors stand occultly bound up with the passions and
    • Lying is, from the astral standpoint, murder and at the same time
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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
    • stand therefore at a higher level. There are different standpoints and
    • but has a higher standpoint. Goethe, in his ‘Metamorphoses of Plants’,
    • opinion for which one stands is brought down to the astral plane, when
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    • dying is directly connected with the fact that we stand at a quite
    • now come to an understanding of the way in which man has reached the
    • in existence, can renounce the Lipikas. He stands above Karma. This we
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    • standing between present day man and present day animals, according
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    • stand in a definite relationship to one another. One figure could work
    • have reached the stage at which our Masters stand today. Then our ego
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    • Thus we stand exactly in the middle of our Earthly evolution. This is
    • number still lie before us. But if we were standing on the Old Moon,
    • were standing on future Jupiter we should no longer see Saturn, but in
    • Kali Yuga. What man knows today he still knows from the standpoint
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    • greater understanding of what they contain.
    • air, something which stands in a quite external relationship to what
    • can understand why the mystic has to withdraw into himself. The true
    • the microcosmic nature of man stand in relationship to each other.
    • Now the following is easy to understand. The human being receives warm
    • in the external fire. Here we have an outstanding example of how in a
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    • will understand this.
    • We shall understand this from out of the spirit. The explanation the
    • other than a retrogression, the longstanding conservatism of the
    • greater degree into the understanding of the ways in which the
    • can understand that owing to this, these Beings who gave man his
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    • In the Fifth Root-Race the most outstanding addition is what was
    • stage of development. This means that we stand before a new so-called
    • understanding of the principle of helpful interaction in the case of
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    • also understand history. When Attila,
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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
    • earlier life. The views that stand in the way of this doctrine will be
    • it. Temperament stands between the things that connect a human being
    • 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
    • extremely easy, from the standpoint of modern scientific research, to
    • to try to understand the nature of instinct. Our study has already
    • What has here been said from the standpoint of spiritual science has
    • from a different standpoint, it gives most useful examples of how
    • understand the nature of soul life in the animal. Above all we shall
    • animal. We can best understand this particular kind of experience by
    • proceeding in the proper way. But what stands out prominently in this
    • So we understand “pain” in the astral body by conceiving
    • 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
    • Observing man, we find something standing between spirit and bodily
    • self-conscious ego stands between his spirit and his bodily nature.
    • standing on the firm ground of natural science, it is child's
    • when he learns to walk, or, rather, learns to stand. Connected with
    • this learning to stand, a great deal in human life lies concealed;
    • What man developed manifestly through learning to walk and stand,
    • 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
    • cannot follow “ah.” It is of outstanding importance that
    • conception. As with inner necessity the inner life stands in relation
    • so on, which on both sides stands open to the working of the spirit.
    • 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
    • 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
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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
    • way. Man's power of understanding is cruder than it was in ancient
    • the trouble really to understand the world around us.
    • world is utterly bereft of the spirit, and he understands nothing of
    • 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
    • stand, as it were, midway between processes regarded as physical and
    • 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
    • when Venus was standing in a position facing Mars. The important
    • interpenetrate, but their concentrations stand at different places in
    • polaric. And the Sun stands between, preventing the two groups of
    • stands between them.
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    • therefore, we are speaking of the universe from the human standpoint,
    • we are speaking from within the universe, for we are standing at some
    • considered from the standpoint of Earth-evolution. I explained the way
    • existence — to understand, by means of all the faculties we
    • 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
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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
    • the signs of the Zodiac. According to whether the moon stands in the
    • 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
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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
    • 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
    • Let us turn to the scene at the very beginning. Demeter stands in her
    • — it is thus that Demeter stands before us. Persephone appears
    • concerns man's individual existence as he stands there with his soul
    • such an outstanding manner, not only as players but in the whole of
    • 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
    • stands, exists in an incomplete form in the hands and their functions.
    • understand other religions. Though he may not know it, he will
    • impulses stand in regard to human evolution, particularly in
    • through Him the principle of initiation stands before us in the world
    • 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
    • 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
    • it is discussed whether Christ or the other initiates stand the
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    • stand side by side; they run parallel. The one consists of all the
    • describe and understand what comes to meet us in the super-sensible
    • expression is not to be taken as a metaphor; it stands for something
    • To avoid any misunderstanding, I should like expressly to state that
    • on gazing, stands there as a continual reproach, one might say. This
    • reproach, standing outside him, has the effect of rousing within him
    • and yet stand before one in this sublime, angelic form. According to
    • say, “On the one side stands the world of the senses, on the
    • Here we stand at the boundary between the life of the senses and
    • before one a being who stands there majestically as an actual
    • is not. There one stands before this living reproach. This being
    • not capable of enduring all that he must endure when standing before
    • 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
    • understanding, our feeling and willing, with which to work on what
    • boundary where the Guardian of the Threshold stands? How much of all
    • concepts of his understanding and his judgements can he take with him
    • across the boundary where stands the Guardian of the Threshold? It is
    • left behind at the boundary where stands the Guardian of the
    • able to stand it but would be completely destroyed!
    • You will easily understand what it is to the soul to go through this
    • This springing beyond oneself, this looking at and understanding
    • imagine that you stand there with all that is innermost in your soul,
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    • I have already told you how you stand with regard to these beings,
    • follows. Suppose that someone in the sensory world is standing before
    • him; he observes it as he stands there looking at it. Now the
    • compare anything in sensory existence with the way in which you stand
    • What you experience in the world of the senses when standing at some
    • this fundamental feeling. Imagine someone standing here in the middle
    • how you begin to understand in a new way and to feel fresh delight and
    • “after a certain time one again stands where one stood
    • before” — it must be imagined that you are standing opposite
    • around and looking at yourself. So you stand at about the same point
    • where you stood on leaving the body, but you are now standing opposite
    • only at some point the world would stand still and enter time
    • Wherever you go in the world, when speaking from the standpoint of
    • is there. It is no longer correct if we wish to apply the standpoint
    • progress of the soul as an ego being. Standing out from the general
    • consideration, you will understand that what here finds expression is
    • thoroughly assimilated certain important and outstanding facts, think
    • 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
    • matters stand with Lucifer within the actual life of the senses, where
    • and reflection of all the worlds in which the soul actually stands. At
    • judgement arrived at from the standpoint of a painter, but I shall be
    • stands in that world before the observer.
    • 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
    • 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
    • always look up to the Being Who should stand forth as the central
    • 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
    • right words to express it. But if we stand before a phenomenon of
    • standpoint of feeling as ourselves, one who, through feeling, can so
    • understanding which is independent of and yet connected with us, we
    • standpoint the will is the innermost thing.
    • perception does indeed bring the world to us, but from one standpoint
    • And so you can understand, that what is described by the clairvoyant
    • extent, the tiny being, the man, who formerly seemed to stand in the
    • with ‘intention’ to learn to understand the inner life of
    • might call the outer form of that which stands there; though changed.
    • world. Thus does the world stand before us, and this is our world at
    • standpoint of the spirit the physical body is like this.
    • Before us stands our karma personified. When we see this we know:
    • thou standest as an individuality in the world, that thou thyself
    • understand what was said previously. Just as our will is inwardly
    • 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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    • exact understanding regarding matters which I have been unable to go
    • it stands clearly before his eyes. Thus in the second half of the
    • life between death and rebirth the ideal of humanity stands, as it
    • before one, it stands there of itself, it is the goal of the Gods and
    • rebirth it stands before us as the mightiest, the most glorious
    • as regards willing and feeling in respect of that which stands as a
    • stand in front of a teacher and he may stand before us, and yet we
    • Midnight of the world, we stand exactly midway between death and
    • which stand before it as the distant temple on the far shores of
    • time. As humanity now is, a man would not be able to withstand
    • in us without our being conscious of it. Thus we stand here as human
    • 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
    • Guardian of the Threshold. For there he stands, at the point of which
    • really to stand before your physical body in such a way that you
    • stand before you like a pane of glass without any mirroring substance
    • because we should judge what we saw from the standpoint of 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
    • 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
    • that on the spiritual plane the ideal of humanity stands before us,
    • us; it stands before us and torments us to the same degree in which
    • 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
    • there and we stand before them and are continually being questioned
    • We cannot approach it without its doing so. We stand there with our
    • rebirth we stand before a Being which questions us. We have not
    • provides in all cases a valuable clue to the understanding of myths,
    • mental culture of the present day, evolution is standing, as it were,
    • fresh conceptions and ideas if we wish to understand them, but all
    • understand the connection between what is spiritual and what is
    • does not stand related as to a free truth. The higher truth is that
    • 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
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    • physical body, it succumbs after death. From the standpoint of the
    • From the standpoint of the
    • on the earth. During this time he has been accustomed to stand on the
    • clouds, stars, sun and moon; and from his own standpoint and through
    • a memory tableau. That is expressed more from the standpoint of the
    • imagination. From the standpoint of inwardness the experience is
    • thoughts really were now stands before thee. We now first learn by
    • stands before us, because the living beings reveal their own
    • gradually to understand the elemental beings in the outer world not
    • will understand me when I say that earth-life — not the
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    • must first prepare by bringing sympathetic understanding. The Spirit
    • understanding, we have to realise that in the spiritual world the
    • standpoint of life is really quite different from what it can be in
    • 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
    • the standpoint of the spirit; we then soon find that what apparently
    • fish-germs that come to nothing in the ocean; but from the standpoint
    • is the great social problem confronting those who understand life;
    • understand them may be attracted to the times we are approaching. We
    • 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
    • human being whom we encounter in the outer world, who stands before
    • cosmic standpoint, we were to fail to reckon our human task in the
    • feel: “Standing there, you bring a great deal to expression in
    • must feel itself to stand higher in the order of Nature than the mere
    • “I certainly stand higher than you in the ranks of beings, but
    • sense stands beneath him — not merely formulating all this
    • the beings that stand above and below us in the hierarchical order of
    • standards of judgment to-day — the reckoning of everything in
    • but nothing, also, seems clearer than that men stand tragically at a
    • particularly to Christianity, we stand at a turning-point. Certainly
    • 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
    • sense we may call the gods) stand in a different relationship to
    • human worth stand in their cosmic setting. In daily life one man
    • 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
    • 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
    • State must stand on its own independent ground, as the second sphere
    • 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
    • stands towards the super-sensible world in so intimate, real and
    • 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
    • ‘Christ’ stands, ‘Jehovah’ were written
    • 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
    • If the State reflects super-sensible life only by standing for its
    • spinning out the old traditions, but with no understanding for them.
    • stands in contradiction to that. Because of the rise of materialism
    • judging everything from a materialistic standpoint, and so nothing is
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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
    • has sifted it, so that the simple essentials and they alone stand
    • 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
    • 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
    • already; now they are only made to line up and stand apart. The prism
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    • way to an understanding also of this phenomenon. In the first place
    • green. But if you take your stand to some extent behind it — if
    • 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
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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
    • world of illusion, of deception ... or, if you like, let it stand at
    • of water. So we can understand that when man surrenders himself to the
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    • stand for the three forces which during sleep work upon these three
    • who cannot withstand its influence. For the time being we will think
    • life not merely to stand gazing at the tapestry of the sense-world but
    • presently understand the reason for these designations.
    • figures stand for, and what the rotation of the two hands — one
    • the hands to what is happening in the world. When the hour-hand stands
    • stands to Jupiter, and so on. There are actual reasons for saying that
    • the Earth stands at one point and at another time somewhere else. The
    • 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
    • the spiritual world. This spiritual Being who every morning stands
    • second Guardian, the greater guardian of the Threshold, who stands
    • within the frontiers marked by two portals. At the one stands the
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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
    • And another feeling follows. — If we today stand at the
    • his ordinary consciousness was hitherto hidden from him, stands before
    • shadow in a radiant picture. What we have failed to become stands
    • means can at this crucial moment enable us to stand firm. It is that
    • is now before us as an external reality, standing out as it were from
    • What we have made of ourselves stands out from this background. Just
    • self-knowledge, for there stands before us an image of what we have
    • are not. A man who does not rightly understand the mirror-image lends
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    • was this? We shall understand it best by considering the moment of
    • When the teacher has brought the pupil to the point of standing
    • conventional standards. It behoves everyone to protect himself from
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    • To understand such a process we must be able to form an idea of the
    • available. But we shall understand the import of the modern method of
    • revealed to him that he can understand the order and harmony he
    • pp. 102-221 in the 1962-3 edition.] and we can now understand the
    • — In describing man as he stands before us we may say that his
    • been formed out of different spiritual worlds. To understand this we
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    • in the physical world. In the physical world we stand outside a
    • understand conditions in that world. Our choleric temperament, for
    • has a different one. I will adopt the standpoint that his opinion is
    • 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
    • one standing beside you as an ideal at which you can look without
    • experience when he enters the Elementary World. We shall understand
    • “double” stands before him but that the sight does not have
    • becomes thinner and thinner and finally there stands before us —
    • 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 Macrocosm into the Microcosm. It is quite understandable that in
    • In order that we may understand one another fully, I will speak about
    • our way to the stage of Imaginative Knowledge, we already stand in the
    • to higher and higher stages and finally achieve a real understanding
  • Title: Macrocosm/Microcosm: Lecture 9: Organs of Spiritual Perception. Contemplation of the Ego from Twelve Vantage-points. The Thinking of the Heart.
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    • life, he will notice that something stands before his soul which
    • are events which bring the intellect almost literally to a standstill.
    • terror — is something that can bring the mind to a standstill.
    • 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
    • own standpoint. For example, one person may say: I have been in such
    • effect of the air. The second, a sickly man, could not stand the
    • another lecture something apparently different. Applying the standard
    • twelve different standpoints have we a complete picture. This view of
    • necessity of not being satisfied with one standpoint only. [* See
    • matter from one standpoint only.
    • By adopting different standpoints we can educate ourselves to view
    • prepare ourselves to view the Ego from twelve standpoints. But there
    • 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
    • stands at a particular spot and gazes, let us say, at a rose-bush, but
    • only if he photographs it now from one standpoint, now from another,
    • consciousness a person stands at a certain place and knows that in
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    • communicated, and this from a standpoint rather different from that of
    • made to describe the higher worlds, it is quite understandable that
    • this can be done from different standpoints. We have heard of the
    • number of different standpoints from which it is possible to
    • investigator experiences the past as if, standing here, he were
    • when viewed from the right standpoint. What would become of man in
    • 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
    • approach what stands as an ideal before his soul at the present time,
    • 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
    • side of a fifteen-year-old and says: These two are standing side by
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • Thus man stands among the beings of the plant-world, similar to them
    • plunges down into these bodies. Just as the form in which man stands
    • 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
    • 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
    • not come to a standstill at that point. They will endeavour to emulate
    • yet circumstances are such that we have no understanding of one
    • knowledge that may give us understanding of the world, of its
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    • fact that great and outstanding scientists of the present time
    • it is only recently that outstanding scientists have
    • who believe they understand a lot about the scientific outlook
    • possible to carry out something and at the same time stand by
    • expected, having formed a judgment according to the standards
    • misunderstanding of all to believe that we wish to set up any
    • takes his stand in the super-sensible, and the
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    • understanding of the science of spirit, that is, for people who
    • think they stand on the sure foundation of science
    • spirit also stands — but who
    • If one has only a superficial understanding of what we
    • is why people so often take a stand against the science of
    • of his being. It is therefore understandable that the science
    • of spirit is not only considered to be difficult to understand,
    • first is pictorial, he stands before a real spiritual world, he
    • investigating the spirit we stand before the real region of the
    • What is it that we stand before in dreams? The difference
    • between standing before the reality of the spirit with our own
    • 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.
    • discussing this case because I wish to take a stand on
    • and outstanding scientist of the present time acts in
    • One can understand it. But as a scientist of spirit one
    • understanding.
    • the necessity of understanding the nature of abnormal cases, in
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    • to our age do not understand the purpose of human evolution.
    • Ancient World, where it was imagined that the earth stands
    • longer stand on an earth that stands still, we lose the ground
    • the Science of the Spirit we can come to a real understanding
    • flowers, and we can come to understand how connections of a
    • stands in relation to this world of nature, out of which he has
    • They knew how to understand the spiritual in the outer world of
    • even if the outstanding man in the history of the
    • 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
    • Whether I stand on the rostrum and speak about the content of
    • on the earth I am not only the being that stands here and whose
    • when it stands upon its own ground. But moral ideals arise out
    • 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
    • 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
    • understands their full significance cannot possibly deny the need to
    • understand the facts that lie at the foundation of man's occult
    • semblance towards reality. And because genuine understanding of these
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    • understand, even for those who have already reached an advanced stage
    • always looks for a standard of comparison by means of which things
    • wants to comprehend things from the standpoint of the intellect. But
    • 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
    • understand this we must consider the Mystery of Golgotha from another
    • if we do not realise that the understanding of life as such is
    • believe that through scientific knowledge a fundamental understanding
    • Golgotha because there is no standard with which it can be compared.
    • 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
    • is what we call wisdom and some may call folly. To stand firm we need
    • understanding of the super-sensible worlds towards which we will strive
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    • stand. He must have felt that whatever emerged from a majority could
    • but a latter-day observer finds him hard to understand. This becomes
    • 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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    • gradually, stands upright, so that this last orientation flows within
    • As matters stand today, these three orientations in man are regarded
    • understand the origin of the later mathematical way of thinking that
    • understand how Spinoza experienced his Ethics, for example, in a
    • understand all this if I apply Descartes’ space scheme, the
    • and at one time was, an inward experience) there stands 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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    • standing firmly on it. He thought of himself not just as a being that
    • because everybody understands them.
    • 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
    • mathematical standpoint, but then he wavered and defined space (which
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    • ideas) from his direct experience has proved to be the outstanding
    • understanding it through the interrelationship of its parts, we find
    • If we want to understand modern thinking, we must continually recall
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    • horizontal lines stand for the physical and etheric body of man, the
    • world. The thinkers no longer understand human nature. They did not
    • could not understand man's spirituality. They would have had to
    • about nature, all understanding was gradually lost. This is what
    • historical standpoint, one can clearly perceive how the real being of
    • to split water into its two components. The point is to understand
    • for an understanding of man.
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    • 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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    • modern times. Now I will try to throw light from a certain standpoint
    • 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
    • We stand at the beginning of this development of a new spirit
    • differently that we can no longer understand such a book. When
    • Thirteenth or Fourteenth Century, the understanding disappears almost
    • blackboard yesterday from an historical standpoint. If we look at the
    • impression that this is all they need to understand the body. But
    • pumps. The body is viewed from a mechanical standpoint, as existing
    • 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
    • Science will stand on a solid basis only when it fully realizes that
    • through his physical organism, and you must understand that in man
    • rediscover velocity in movement. Then, we will understand what this
    • understand what they observe as nascent states of being. Only then
    • stand on a sound basis.
    • discovered but don't understand. Those of us who work in the
    • realm of technology. Today, man stands in the midst of this realm of
    • times. He stands atop this purely mechanical world, the grave of all
    • On the other hand, one need only understand clearly what pure
    • show you the standpoint of a human being, who comprehends this
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    • through the understandings achieved by spiritual science. With extensive
    • the thermometer stands at the same point circumstances may be such
    • necessary to set an objective standard by which to measure the heat
    • would consider it is this. You would say, yes, I understand the
    • understand that much of our thinking misses the phenomena of nature if
    • 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
    • lacking the clear, definite ideas, we often stand perplexed before
    • can we find a firm standpoint for our consideration of these things.
    • 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
    • temperature as shown by the thermometer when the instrument stands
    • 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
    • That is, we must add a second dimension to the first. The standard of
    • and stand, as it were, outside of us, not immediately perceived. It is
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    • through the understandings achieved by spiritual science. With extensive
    • instrument. The temperature increase stands still, as it were, during
    • begins to melt, the thermometer stands still until the melting is
    • element. But you need to understand a method of looking at these
    • it. Thus as experiencing persons, you stand within time and space. And
    • and the gas and the liquid, the fluid body standing between. This
    • 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
    • then we will see how we, actually in fact, come to stand before that
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    • through the understandings achieved by spiritual science. With extensive
    • stand outside of reality if we are to find the path here. Then we can
    • use these terms in order to lead us nearer to an understanding of the
    • first come to true physics. For today, physical facts really stand in
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    • through the understandings achieved by spiritual science. With extensive
    • in empty space. And even when I believe myself to be standing in empty
    • condensation water as heat.” It is not in this way that I stand
    • impossible, therefore etc. etc. If one stands by the facts the matter
    • be. Heat thus stands between two strongly contrasted regions,
    • material world. Between these two stands the realm of heat. This
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    • understand physical things if we observe them separately from man
    • stand. One is obliged to follow all sorts of things going on in the
    • are dependent on where one stands in relation to the rainbow. These
    • I will try as follows to lead you to an understanding of this: suppose
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    • through the understandings achieved by spiritual science. With extensive
    • stands in the path. In this latter case we are dealing with the
    • will rise to an understanding of what the heat entity is in its
    • other side. What stands there? Man as such stands there. The human
    • understanding of the human form from what you can see in either
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    • brightness as such. Therefore, what I bring into my understanding here
    • purely materialistic way. Behind his concepts stands the materialistic
    • Consider how things stand when a man who has the whole of physics at
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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
    • Now, in the observations made previously, we said: fluids stand
    • bodies to life. Gases, in the realm of the terrestrial, stand in the
    • That stands as it were set off by itself. These relations are not,
    • understand this, we cannot understand or do anything in the realm of
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    • through the understandings achieved by spiritual science. With extensive
    • the spectrum. Here we have the chemical effect standing, as it were,
    • of course, understand that it belongs to the nature of matter that
    • really understand correctly that we have here the forces of the earth,
    • I have already indicated to you that when we stand within this or that
    • 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 only give indications now — this fact shows that we stand
    • can understand what must happen. Since the time has come when we must
    • time to lose because chaos stands before the door. A second thing to
    • the planetary world, if we will understand the terrestrial bodies, and
    • see when we understand macroscopically these processes microscopically
  • Title: Philosophy/Cosmology/Religion: Lecture I: The Three Steps of Anthroposophy
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    • picture one can no doubt understand the human physical body. But the
  • Title: Philosophy/Cosmology/Religion: Lecture IV: Exercises of Cognition and Will
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    • life has gone out of it. If we understand the nature of the corpse, we
    • hidden behind the will stands to thought in the same relationship as,
    • life on earth, independent of it. So, since we do not stand still at
  • Title: Philosophy/Cosmology/Religion: Lecture VII: The Relationship of Christ with Humanity
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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
  • Title: Philosophy/Cosmology/Religion: Lecture IX: The Destination of the Ego-Consciousness in Conjunction with the Christ-problem
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    • consciousness stand the etheric and the physical organism as
    • stands before man's soul. For this picture is only the expression of
  • Title: Philosophy/Cosmology/Religion: Lecture X: On Experiencing the Will-Part of the Soul
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    • prevented from being resolved into physical activity. It stands back
    • thought is manifest an ever dying activity while will stands for
  • Title: Lecture: Rosicrucian Esotericism: Lecture I: Rosicrucian Esotericism
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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?
    • Babylonian wisdom, stand before these objects like three-year-old children
    • in order to understand the spiritual. At this point, perhaps, a warning
    • understanding would be made by rationalistic thought and he realized
    • It is impossible for you to under-stand its content without Rosicrucian
    • the great world. Now think of an outstandingly advanced individuality,
  • Title: Lecture: Rosicrucian Esotericism: Lecture II: Soul in the World around Us
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    • to the whole organism. If you want to understand what pain is in the
  • Title: Lecture: Rosicrucian Esotericism: Lecture III: The Nature and Being of Man
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    • catches our eye when a man is standing in front of us, is the most tangible
    • To understand how the
    • from a momentary understanding. We will clarify our minds as to how,
    • Spiritually, this is the same process as the manifestation of understanding
  • Title: Lecture: Rosicrucian Esotericism: Lecture IV: Man Between Death and Rebirth
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    • when studying the sacred records of religion. You must understand me
  • Title: Lecture: Rosicrucian Esotericism: Lecture V: The Physical World as an Expression of Spiritual Forces and Beings
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    • is the case, and the best way to understand these relationships will be
    • the earth from the standpoint of Devachan, he perceives this web of
    • into life spirit, and the astral body into spirit self, man stands at
    • 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
  • Title: Lecture: Rosicrucian Esotericism: Lecture VI: The Configuration and Metamorphoses of Man's Physical Body
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  • Title: Lecture: Rosicrucian Esotericism: Lecture VII: Evolutionary Stages of our Earth before the Lemurian Epoch
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    • process of evolution there are always beings who remain at a standstill
    • bodies and keep them flexible. Please understand me well. It was only
  • Title: Lecture: Rosicrucian Esotericism: Lecture VIII: Stages in the Evolution of our Earth. Lemurian, Atlantean, Post-Atlantean Epochs.
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    • different. Today man understands how to make the forces contained in
    • that understanding of the new age was to be expected. The great initiate
    • him and he tried to understand and fathom them. The wonderful stellar
    • He no longer understands the spiritual world. This is clearly indicated
    • from the architectonic, artistic standpoint, that nothing can equal
  • Title: Lecture: Rosicrucian Esotericism: Lecture IX: Man's Experience after Death
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    • 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
    • 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
  • Title: Lecture: Rosicrucian Esotericism: Lecture X: On Karma, Reincarnation and Initiation
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    • beings will already understand better how to arrange their lives; concepts
    • humanity. To understand this better we will consider the principle
  • Title: The Story of the Green Serpent and the Beautiful Lily: Lecture I
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    • we are constantly astonished anew and stand in admiration before that
    • 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
    • stands at the parting of the ways, and that which compelled him to
    • all he shows us how this man of will stands there, drawn down to the
    • He alone understands freedom who has set his own nature free; —
    • and strives to recognize the reality piece by piece. If a man stands
    • Will. Man can only understand his innermost forces, he can only
    • understand himself when he meets with the light of the lamp which can
    • the memory of this stands as a Holy of Holies within the Temple. —
    • giant stands upright, and now only does he show the time. This is a
    • 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
  • Title: The Story of the Green Serpent and the Beautiful Lily: Lecture II
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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
    • 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
    • To really understand Christmas one must look back to that turning
    • Let us understand this whole course of evolution correctly. After the
    • event that stands at the beginning of our era, and the Trinity thereby
    • We can understand the deeper meaning of the Christmas festival only if
    • Christianity stands as the external mystical fact for the birth of the
    • misunderstand it. But if it is comprehended in this way, it will also
    • If we comprehend this, we also understand that the ancient festival of
    • because, if we truly understand what the Christmas festival expresses,
    • world. The one who can really understand them, celebrating them with
  • Title: Signs and Symbols: Lecture 2: The Christmas Festival as a Symbol of the Sun Victory
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    • clearly pertinent understanding of all the preparations now being made
    • understanding of Christmas than the material being published today.
    • arise in our hearts when, from the standpoint of spiritual science, we
    • herself we do not know, and yet she plays for us who are standing in
    • spiritual-scientific lectures to understand what the ancient sages
    • the level of development at which logical, passionless thinking stands
    • passed through the stage of chaos upon which mankind stands today. The
    • stands today at a stage of development at which these spirits once
    • The great festivals stand as symbols leading us to use our feeling and
    • this understanding. We do not wish to send a dogma a mere doctrine or
  • Title: Signs and Symbols: Lecture 3: Signs and Symbols of the Christmas Festival
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    • Too great a flame, we stand, with wonder burning.
    • 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
    • propagation, etc., ceases with man. He is to stand in freedom, and the
    • Knowledge closely intertwined. The Archangel Michael, who stands in
    • trees, which, standing there as a single tree, pointed prophetically
    • world symbol stands before us here — life, which overcomes death. The
    • him, but at that time he could understand it. He felt something that
  • Title: Lecture 1: Spiritual Beings in the Heavenly Bodies and in the Kingdoms of Nature
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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
    • of a spiritual world, but of quite definite beings and forces standing
    • 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)
    • nevertheless, to stand before the world, then there works within us
    • 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.
    • standing immediately behind the veil of nature. If, let us say, on a
  • Title: Lecture 2: Spiritual Beings in the Heavenly Bodies and in the Kingdoms of Nature
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    • approach these beings we see that they stand in a certain relation to
    • and sprouts. The beings of whom we have just spoken, stand, on the
    • 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
    • stands firmly on the ground that one esteems oneself for nothing but
    • see spread out before our senses and which we can understand with our
    • its planetary body, which is the ground on which we stand; but this
  • Title: Lecture 3: Spiritual Beings in the Heavenly Bodies and in the Kingdoms of Nature
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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
    • Hierarchy, standing immediately above man. We may therefore describe
    • than the Archangels and under whom many different peoples stand at the
    • unconsciously. And so do groups of men stand under their Archangel, as
    • the age and the men of the age stand under the leadership of the
  • Title: Lecture 4: Spiritual Beings in the Heavenly Bodies and in the Kingdoms of Nature
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    • ascended to the beings which stand immediately above man and which we
    • Now, however, the clairvoyant must not stand still here, only
    • 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; —
  • Title: Lecture 5: Spiritual Beings in the Heavenly Bodies and in the Kingdoms of Nature
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    • of pouring ourselves into the other being and standing beside it,
    • and lose the feeling that we are standing beside the other being. If
    • as the occultist feels when he stands before the beings we call the
    • reciprocity of the planetary systems. Mutual understanding prevails
  • Title: Lecture 6: Spiritual Beings in the Heavenly Bodies and in the Kingdoms of Nature
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    • are higher than the Spirits of Form. Now if we want to understand all
    • which stands, so to speak, nearest to humanity in the spiritual world,
    • should understand that the spirits of the Third Hierarchy which had
    • physical Saturn. We shall understand still better what is in question
    • Form stand the Spirits of Motion, above these the Spirits of Wisdom,
    • planetary system is however that the teacher should stand there and
    • occultists. To those people who from a materialistic standpoint object
    • only do we understand them aright. Then, too, does the evolution of
  • Title: Lecture 7: Spiritual Beings in the Heavenly Bodies and in the Kingdoms of Nature
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    • three hierarchies standing above man. You will have noticed that we
    • already classified man himself, in the ranks of the beings who stand,
    • Angels or Angeloi, Archangels, and Archai. Standing above these as the
    • 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
    • How something in the world and in man stands to the spirit, represents
    • upon our occult vision when we, as human beings, stand thus with
    • the other stand before a physical body left behind, deserted by the
    • 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
    • body upwards, as the being standing immediately before us, we must in
  • Title: Lecture 8: Spiritual Beings in the Heavenly Bodies and in the Kingdoms of Nature
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    • bodies from the standpoint of ordinary consciousness, we naturally
    • beings standing immediately above man to be the Angeloi, or
    • possible for you to understand how clairvoyant consciousness perceives
    • understand in the right sense the spiritual beings who participate in
    • standpoint with regard to this experience for which I was ripe at that
    • instance, no one really understands the content of the Gospels unless
    • night. Naturally the fact that at night the physical earth stands
    • 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
    • standpoint of the occultist, of the immediate facts revealed to occult
    • not appear to us as an individuality; we can only understand it here
    • The beings which as astral bodies stand behind the rocks had to endure
  • Title: Lecture 9: Spiritual Beings in the Heavenly Bodies and in the Kingdoms of Nature
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    • manifold mistakes and misunderstandings. Thus, misunderstanding would
    • that Mars, for instance, can work qualifyingly when he stands before
    • various standpoints, must adapt himself to these, so must the
    • If we now inquire how this matter stands in relation to man, we can
    • or Archai; and, finally, we know that above the Archai stand that
    • Mazdao, in the Egyptian (if one really understands what stands behind
    • always long for new sensations, but try to understand a little of what
  • Title: Lecture 10: Spiritual Beings in the Heavenly Bodies and in the Kingdoms of Nature
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    • course of these lectures, are above all, active there. To understand
    • itself, for Mercury stands nearer to the earth than the other planets.
    • understand, and occult vision tells us, that the astral nature of the
    • was represented earlier, we must always understand that these
    • Beings, so also within the comet there are such as stand at the stage
    • have seen, all the planets, all the heavenly bodies stand in
    • soul, for every human heart, if only we understand it rightly.
    • moral understanding of humanity on the earth. Thus we do not wish to
  • Title: Lecture: The Ten Commandments
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    • understanding of this early document of man as well. We actually speak
    • fellowmen as a free being. Today, man does not stand in the same
    • emphasized in all the following laws that occult powers stand behind
    • one is to understand the Ten Commandments, one would have to feel and
    • they would be right, but they happen not to understand them.
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    • difficult conditions. We will be better able to understand why this is
    • 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
    • knowledge cannot know what historical facts really stand behind that
    • to instruct us. When we begin to understand the Gospels in the light
    • spiritual worlds and is contained in the Gospels, then we stand before
    • with the Gospels. We can do this, no matter from what standpoint we
    • 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
    • great moment in his life, when he can say: “Here I stand with my
    • understand that in Christ Jesus something had to appear which was
    • must keep this difference clearly in mind if we wish to understand
  • Title: Three Paths: Lecture II: The Path of Initiation
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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
    • standpoint higher than the religious standpoints were, or still are
    • where these religious standpoints continue to be accepted. In a
    • of the anthroposophical mood will proceed complete understanding,
    • Buddhism for example. From those who stand within the sacred truths
    • anthroposophists can understand: He learns to know that the founder of
    • which is acknowledged by every initiate and by all men who understand
    • To one who stands within Buddhism it would be acutely painful, if it
    • not their error. So we go to those who understand Buddhism and we
    • moment on, if we stand on the ground of the doctrine of reincarnation,
    • 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
    • Now, one who stands within Buddhism, imbued with theosophical
    • we find the reciprocal understanding of the religions in such a way
    • produce an understanding which unites men over the whole earth, we
    • of Jesus of Nazareth appears from the standpoint of pure occultism you
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    • definite clear understanding, act as he did. Still
  • Title: Lecture: Waking of the Human Soul and the Forming of Destiny: Lecture I
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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
    • 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.
    • our own period does not at all understand, — this is true: no
    • 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
    • more become understandable to us which in an earlier time was
    • spiritual understanding of it has been lost. How people struggle with
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    • guide his young listeners toward an understanding of themselves within
    • The outstanding development of the “empty phrase” took
    • pass by other human beings and cannot understand them. This too
    • Nowadays you continually hear: “That is my standpoint.”
    • This is how people talk: “That is my standpoint.”
    • Everyone has a standpoint. — as if the standpoint matters! The
    • standpoint in spiritual life is just as fleeting as it is in the
    • physical. Yesterday I stood in Dornach, today I am standing here.
    • These are two different standpoints in physical life. What matters is
    • look at the world from every standpoint. But people today do not want
    • what they can glean from different standpoints; the egoistic
    • assertion of their own particular standpoint is more important to
    • really enter into it, for he has his own standpoint. But people do
    • standpoints in a world that is common to us all. But this world is
    • the depths below there is something that stands in the direst need of
    • is my standpoint.” Ah! as the nineteenth century drew to its
    • close, everyone began to have his own particular standpoint. One was
    • fourth a sensualist, and so on. They all had their standpoints. But
    • routine, the standpoint had become a crust of ice. The spiritual
    • standpoints” had lost the sense of their own weight,
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    • young and old, could come to an understanding with one another about
    • have been standing face to face with Nothingness. The soul is an
    • of feeling was necessary. The feeling of standing before a
    • understand the Christ Event. Try to get from contemporary theology an
    • spiritual life simply show no understanding. Just think how little is
    • understand the Mystery of Golgotha, because it had not taken place.
    • souls: a striving to understand once again the Mystery of Golgotha.
    • standing inevitably before a new experience of the Christ Event. In
    • standing before the awakening of human beings in the new century as
    • 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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    • this knowledge as a basis we cannot understand earlier times. Later
    • of understanding it at all. And for a great number of University
    • must get your head so strong again that it can stand not only
    • understand that; but there is just this, that this folly is the true
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    • started from a mature scientific standpoint; this he first met in
    • philological standpoint of the middle of the nineteenth century and
    • faculty of understanding driving away the old spirituality.
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    • someone sitting there in the first row were to stand up and I were to
    • say: “Mr. X stands there,” and someone in the room were
    • experienced as the divine was a Being of full reality standing before
    • dare, for consistency was not an outstanding quality of the dawning
    • 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
    • the content of duty stands as a moral intuition imparted from
    • down from former times out of old moral impulses, there stands the
    • Over against this stands the opposite pole in civilization, where
    • “The riddle of life stands before us as an enigma. The solution
    • stand in the world and not only lead you to asking: — How
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    • amount of knowledge were still able to stand before the young, who
    • understand ourselves.
    • subject — it is impossible to understand what Albertus Magnus
    • those who teach standing before their class with a note-book, or even
    • Today it will be natural to feel this. But from the human standpoint
    • when someone stands there before a number of young people who are to
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    • the Middle East outstanding spiritual personalities were concerned
    • to understand rightly the nature of thought which had, as it were,
    • utterance but was felt by outstanding souls of that time. The Gods
    • 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
    • were not met with understanding. How clearly we see this search for
    • question of acquiring a real understanding of the super-sensible world
    • this is symptomatic of the incapacity of the age to understand the
    • human being. For, firstly, if one seeks to understand the human
    • 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
    • when the teacher stands in front of the child again as — in an
    • say, when the teacher stands before the young so that his way of
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    • develop along the path of intellectuality. As soon as one stands
    • in order to understand these things thoroughly we must consider from
    • Education of the Child from the Standpoint of Spiritual Science. On
    • music-stand on which he set out minerals, placing on top a little
    • 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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    • always stands man's head. It is as though everything that comes
    • understands nothing of what confronts one as the other human being
    • school so that he does not disgrace us. But we need an understanding
    • for the imponderable things in life, an understanding for the unity
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    • so, we should be understanding only the old again. We must learn to
    • misunderstand them if we believe that in the first post-Atlantean
    • striving to understand man as a being of soul and spirit, and
    • to deter the ancient Indian from addressing the being he saw standing
    • understanding of historical evolution.
    • see, whoever comes to an understanding of the human being in the way
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    • you. Elaborate it for yourselves and you will perhaps understand
    • draws from Nature, we can never understand man. What does our
    • animals evolve from animals, and how man stands before us — but
    • no longer understand man.
    • stand before us; for the first time it has become our essential
    • centers — but libraries did not exist. Do not misunderstand me
    • understand in a new and living way the words of Christ: “My
    • 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
    • that we stand within a cosmic evolution. First, you know that this
    • 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
    • just gained; focus your attention upon the idea that we stand within
    • 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
    • duad. If we wish to understand Goethe's Faust, we must realize,
    • brochure, Goethe's Standard of the Soul.
    • and the evil principles. But as the matter stands, a duad is assumed,
    • We must consider such profound aspects if we wish to understand
    • Standard of the Soul,
    • standpoint, were we to say: Goethe's Mephistopheles is a false
    • understanding of those impulses which radiate from the Michael being
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    • artistically as well as spiritually outstanding products of culture we
    • 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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    • order of the hierarchies standing above us, the Spirits of Form, the
    • which stands here before me visible. You all as you are sitting here
    • Luciferic development shall we really understand the being of man and
    • state of equilibrium between the beautiful and the ugly do we stand
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    • discernible — it is continued by the mighty and outstanding
    • through them, out to other human beings. One cannot understand ancient
    • height. Greek culture stood at an end. We stand at a beginning.
    • 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.
    • walk, we stand, and so forth; we describe certain lines on the earth.
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    • history, it is also necessary to develop an understanding for the
    • outstanding spirit of that time. This was a juridical presentation at
    • 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.
    • it were, pushed from behind, for behind them there stands the
    • proletariat of the modern age. Behind this battle cry there stand very
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    • necessary, for a complete understanding of the human being, to
    • be gained thereby was a real understanding of the outer world. For
    • 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
    • of the earnestness that is necessary in taking a stand in these
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    • spiritual research which can direct and guide us in the understanding
    • constantly stream through their being; the dead stand within this
    • 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
    • all to take any stand in regard to it. For just consider the
    • 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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    • standpoint, but directly from the standpoint of the earthly. He had to
    • 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
    • still active within it; behind the events of 1880, there stand, as
    • stand, as active forces, the events of 1877. As we go back, it is as
    • there stand the spiritual events that began in the forties and which
    • counter-striving spirits. These events stand behind present-day
    • 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
    • possible were restored to. People who understand the signs of the
    • how to understand the mystery of Golgotha. But there are some very
    • publication is written entirely from the standpoint of the modern
    • standpoint. And at what conclusion does he arrive? Quite factually, in
    • who takes his stand completely upon the natural-scientific viewpoint;
    • people would place themselves honestly upon the standpoint of natural
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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
    • disposal from this particular standpoint, and found everywhere
    • The conscious life cannot understand what is surging up. It is
    • from that standpoint, therapeutically, and that many
    • possibility of mutual understanding is lost, and the
    • I beg of you, here you find — here you are standing at
    • shall return to the matter from the standpoint of
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    • From the standpoint of Freud or Adler the case is easily
    • understand and cannot appraise, thoughts continually run
    • feeling is no longer confined to the physical plane, but stands
    • standpoints other than the materialistic ones of our own
    • understand: we are dealing here with real, concrete life, with
    • understand such a principle for a long time without
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    • way. When something long buried in memory stands before a human
    • We should be able to understand many a man in his thirties,
    • discomfort. We should understand a great deal if we were to
    • Thou art Mary Magdalene! It stands before her, projecting
    • 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
    • are possible only to the narrow-minded standpoint of the
    • obvious that the standpoint of one who has labored long
    • takes it upon himself to have a standpoint. Anyone can count
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    • world cannot rightly understand what the deceased desires and
    • a certain clarity. That is to say, if they really stand before
    • This distinct standing-before-the-soul in the subconsciousness
    • 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
    • the standpoint of ordinary life. Let us take a striking case: A
    • Since the human being as a whole stands in a relation with the
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    • stand, to look a little into the future, and then ask ourselves: What
    • stage of mankind at which we stand at present?
    • epoch in which we ourselves stand, the fifth, which prepared itself in
    • perception and understanding more and more to the physical world. We
    • by the old Hebrew people. We understand better what then happened if
    • everywhere what stands in the Old Testament, to test it by all kinds
    • perceptible. Certain basic characteristics stand so connected in some
    • parts of different nations understand each other better, so also will
    • the old racial standpoint had in a certain connection a physical
    • to understand that our anthroposophical movement is a spiritual one,
    • so far on in our time, who stand close to the moment where they will
    • 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
    • character of cosmic mysteries must stand entirely on the standpoint
    • individual qualities. As long as he stands on this standpoint, it is
    • standpoint of Western learning. We tried to be just towards Oriental
    • understanding for what is here essential. One should not decide,
    • standpoint the Christian is as indifferent to one as the Oriental. As
    • united with the innermost kernel of our being. Understanding between
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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
    • childish compared with what stands in the Bible, only one must read it
    • 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
    • send my gaze, and then I will be able to ponder how one thing stands
    • time. In the Bible they stand. The Bible is far more learned than our
    • modern science, still standing at the childish stage guarding its
    • gospels describe the event that stands at the beginning of our era,
    • only describe from his standpoint this great event. Each of
    • understand how to read them.
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    • from one standpoint. And if one takes photographs of a thing from
    • has no real inclination. If one is to understand the Mark Gospel and
    • understand that our speech says something empty with what even the
    • stands written in the prophet Isaiah; Behold, I send my messenger
    • 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.
    • take it earnestly. Therefore one must be able to say: There stands a
    • (illusion), and in him there lives an angel, a messenger. This stands
    • “Angel” stands in this place. “Behold I send my angel
    • which the soul was now, lived in the solitude. That also stands there
    • the possibility to understand how it calls in the solitude of the
    • greatest event in human evolution; thus you understand from this how
    • express by saying: The forces flow in so that the sun stands in the
    • stands in the sign of the Balance or Scales. They are the expressions
    • Waterman. As the sun stands in the sign of the Waterman, that is a
    • of the sun, as it flows down when it stands in the sign of the
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    • And, if one is of [the] opinion that one cannot stand for the
    • that man can gain nothing out of it on which he can stand on a
    • simply takes the standpoint of St. Augustine.
    • standpoint, as I have often told you, if it were
    • and shall have to say: If one stands on St. Augustine's
    • standpoint, one must sharply look to this. — that he
    • belief that one can reach a firm standpoint in one's inner
    • could stand firm, was still absolutely possible in the age of
    • Mystery of Golgotha, Buddha, who stands ever in the evolution
    • one does not come to understand this life of Birth in the
    • possessed by those who stand on an Augustinian basis, one
    • stand on the basis of his inner experience.
    • see hew from the standpoint we have acquired to-day we can look
    • back at the standpoint of St. Augustine, how we can understand
    • could not yet see. Thus St. Augustine stands for us as a
    • the standpoint of Demonology to that of Metaphysics. Whereas
    • told you St. Augustine takes his stand in the twilight of the
    • which to stand. We now enter on the 5th Post-Atlantean Age. In
    • his life, was to understand the intervention of the Mystery of
    • really understand the life which flows from the Mystery of
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    • Although throughout the whole of man's working life he stands
    • Arch-Angela, who bring this about, stand further away from us
    • standing before a mirror, believes it produces him, because it
    • understand many things in the development of man. Above all one
    • understands why, before the Mystery of Golgotha, those human
    • the physical world, there should also stand as a copy of the
    • Truth stands under the influence of our Delusion in
    • one side stand directly on the basis of the most Ahrimanic
    • Science, consciously in the epoch of Industrialism, they stand
    • Bentham himself nor by his disciples but by those who stand on
    • Benthamism. These three things stand in a certain sense,
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    • in the understanding of saga. First, the sagas live in one or other of
    • 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
    • The consciousness that humanity of the fifth root-race stands under
    • 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
    • During the fifth root-race mortal man is expected to stand on his own
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    • who has had to withstand many dangers because of the suitors who beset
    • 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
    • who fought at the head of his people with quite outstanding occult
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    • measure the fight by the standard of good and evil. They could not say
    • called upon to make the decision from the stand-point of the physical
    • because the decision is made from the standpoint of the physical
    • corresponds not only with what the Trojan War stands for symbolically
    • 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
    • lofty standpoint. In the Mysteries themselves such events were plainly
    • 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
    • currents. When you stand with feet apart and arms outstretched, you
    • considerations we see how matters stand with regard to the real
    • misunderstanding of what the nature of sensitivity is. We come to a
    • following his passions, you must say of him that he stands lower than
    • the animals because the animal still has no understanding, no
    • embodiment of the Earth stand to Saturn?” Our present Saturn
    • heavens as Saturn today stands in relation to our earth as a child to
    • it is that the old man developed himself from the boy who stands next
    • the Saturn that stands in the heavens today. It is the same with the
    • it has, however, advanced. Just as the boy stands near the old man,
    • so the various planets stand in the heavens. They are at various
    • The planets, however, stand in a certain relationship to each other,
    • stand up, because the human body was suited to the conditions of that
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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
    • human feeling life because these preachers did not stand alone but
    • 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
    • the Sun. Our earth, as it stands before us with its solid substances,
    • as a whole group soul, stands in a certain way higher than man. This
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    • in any way concealed, stands as a duality. Thereby we acquire ground
    • the whole we must include a third aspect that stands behind these
    • only because they do not understand what is to be found in these
    • creations that appear thus. They all stand under the sign of the
    • that men today stand in the mineral kingdom. What does this mean?
    • Because a man understands only the mineral kingdom, he can only
    • Men stand in the
    • visible in creation stands in the sign of the four. There are many
    • best come toward or stand aloof from him, he will come to know much
    • we meditate on the world from the standpoint of numbers, we can
    • call the “study of numbers,” will learn to understand
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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,
    • standpoint. The occultist knows, for example, that men would not have
    • cube. Within this space various beings develop. The ones standing
    • converging in two snakes standing opposite each other. As mankind
    • Here stands the
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    • understandable, explanatory facts have to be brought from far away.
    • primeval world-wisdom and with the spiritual beings that stand above
    • little understand. The human capacities of feeling and thinking have
    • present existing, in order to understand the wisdom which was given
    • misunderstanding in these things — and misunderstandings happen
    • order to come to understanding, can very easily misinterpret what,
    • 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
    • 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
    • understand, given full value to that Mythology which is called modern
    • of universal existence, the spiritual part which stands above man in
    • still been able to understand the connection between what Dionysius
    • understanding writings which come down to us from that primeval
    • night, when the moon is waning, in the half year when the sun stands
    • during the half year when the sun stands high, or whether he dies in
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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
    • truth, fire is like a door in front of which one stands. One sees it
    • warmth and feels it as something belonging to oneself; one stands
    • invisible, into the etheric-spiritual world. Fire stands on the
    • the following. A man stands in front of a crystal, or a lump of gold,
    • receives from the outer world, who with his understanding and ideas
    • stands at the altar where the smoke is produced. Where something
    • understand this? He said: ‘If thou lookest upon the outer world
    • man stands in an intimate relationship with the beings of the
    • stand in relationship with men. When man is serene and bright, when
    • 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
    • way, but in time we shall find the standard by which we can put our
    • stand at a higher stage than man. Perhaps you will remember in my book
    • Misunderstandings often arise about the sayings of the ancients, for
    • The beings, who are the first to be invisible and who stand
    • Angeloi, messengers of the divine spirit-world. Those who stand yet
    • Archangels, Archangeloi, also spirits of fire. Those who stand still
    • Primeval Beginnings. Thus we have three degrees of beings who stand
    • 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
    • We know that the man of to-day, as he stands before us, consists in
    • Hierarchy which stands next above us. The Thrones do not come
    • there that those Beings stand, whom we call Powers or Exusiai,
    • consciousness; we have the Thrones, Spirits of Will, who stand four
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    • who understand it in its true sense, even in that of ancient Hebrew
    • Now we must for once come to an understanding with the extraordinary
    • one could not believe it really, but it stands there in a little
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    • spiritual life of Beings who stand above man. Especially such a
    • the Beings who, counting upwards, stand nearest to man, and are
    • These Beings who stand, as it were, in between man and those others
    • naturally stand in a nearer relation to man on the earth itself.
    • will be during the Jupiter evolution. They stand one stage higher
    • understand, do you not, that earthly tasks have to be solved by
    • people did not know formerly, that the Sun stands in the middle and
    • see how the sun stands in some point of a circle or ellipse and how
    • point of view of the Ptolemaic. Let us consider that the Sun stands
    • Venus was called Mercury. Thus, note it well, one does not understand
    • so to say, stands here and the other planets have revolved so, that
    • the earth stands below, and Mercury and Venus follow, that then Mars
    • stands there above, Jupiter
    • merely physical standpoints were taken into account in relation to
    • our Sun at all which stands in the centre of the system, but the
    • is a far nobler heavenly body, Beings have evolved upon it who stand
    • men. A man as he stands before us, can have an external appearance
    • only to understand them.
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    • importance to the fact — and one can very well understand it —
    • the planets, not the points where they stand. These are the boundary
    • of the Hierarchies, standing immediately above man. It is good to
    • dissolving into spray, I stand in the blowing wind, I see lightning
    • which stands next above man. One has to look clairvoyantly into the
    • Thus we see that the three hierarchies who stand next above us are
    • 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
    • certain personality standing before us, but the inhabitants of Venus
    • Such ideas lead us to the understanding of human evolution, so that
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    • can survey from this standpoint the facts of modern science. In what
    • demonstrated from different standpoints, in lectures held in
    • — one can from the standpoint of the science of the present day
    • quite different standpoints have to govern as to what one entertains
    • that which in a narrower sense is now called Saturn, (for it stands
    • stand-still on primeval Saturn. About this the sages of primeval
    • movement was brought to a standstill. Through this, the heart is that
    • was full of mobility, until its motion was brought to a standstill by
    • standpoint. Each Jupiter, which is nothing else than a Solar stage of
    • certain point again brought to a standstill. Just as the movement is
    • Mars of to-day is a repetition of the ancient Moon. It stands on the
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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
    • 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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    • Vinci, when you have asked yourselves, standing in front of that
    • understand with the comprehension of the present day. It is a fact
    • to understand, because it is in the habit of considering matter only,
    • stand on a totally different footing, and fundamentally speaking have
    • standpoint to acquire ever greater powers of knowledge, of will,
    • difficult for men to understand, even for those who have advanced to
    • those who stand nearest to man, the Angels, who first had it in their
    • not understand the Christ. The Christ did not in the first place act
    • 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
    • stand immediately above them. But in men a Hierarchy is maturing
    • We stand at the central point of the world. Everything around us
    • thus stands before our eyes like the construction and the process of
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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
    • stand on this firm support, we base upon it, not a blind belief, but
    • notwithstanding this, be able to judge of the rightness, of the
    • belief to our right understanding; but the star of the light-bearer,
    • we must take a firm stand; we must be capable of acquiring knowledge
    • 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
    • in great matters. We shall say: we stand firmly rooted in our truths
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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
    • standard by which to judge these beings themselves. According to the
    • chapters; for the present it will suffice to understand that such
    • leaving our body we are clairvoyant; that is to say we stand before
    • can understand even when we cannot see. But by making increasing
    • understand and to grasp what is related about the higher worlds. And
    • its reality, to the spiritual being which stands behind it, as do the
    • entities which stand in the relation of creators towards the spirits
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    • inner point of View. Mankind can understand nothing of what has come
    • inner Maya of soul life. Behind the first stand those spiritual
    • life stand the other beings who belong to a more powerful kingdom.
    • remained mere form. To understand ancient times aright is to realise
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    • not attempt to understand these spiritual kingdoms by inventing
    • indicated. That is a thing apart, standing alone in the evolution of
    • 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
  • Title: The East in the Light of the West: Lecture V
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    • veil itself is pure or corrupt, it is easy to understand that in
    • 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
    • therefore, for understanding the external world are present in men
    • reaching an increasingly lofty standard of perfection, living through
    • peoples not only to develop an understanding of what lay behind the
    • the West from the East, where preparation for the understanding of
  • Title: The East in the Light of the West: Lecture VI
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    • perceived a being standing in near and intimate relationship to 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
    • the other faculties through which we understand the world are
    • dimly felt and experienced but stands before him in concrete
    • to describe and understand Him in the way that other phenomena and
    • describing and understanding the Christ. [It is easy to see how,
    • understands by Lucifer what is here meant, must necessarily have
    • enthusiasm which flow out from them. Today we stand at a stage of
    • exterminators of real Christianity. Those who today understand the
    • will intensify our understanding and comprehension of the world; the
  • Title: The East in the Light of the West: Lecture VII
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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
    • 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
    • will be found that what has been said stands every test, if
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    • more from a super-terrestrial standpoint, and characterise the
    • beings, standing at that time much higher than men on the moon, they
    • 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
    • have a central one standing alone, the Graeco-Latin epoch of
    • 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
    • particular standpoint, for instance, we may say: ‘We find an
    • 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
    • spiritual element standing behind his soul life. On the other side,
    • the number seven. We learn to understand the evolution of the world
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    • 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
    • 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
    • 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.
    • prepared for an excursion beyond this part of his understanding.
    • possibility of an ever increasing understanding of Christ. Christ had
    • to come into the world just at a time when the means of understanding
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  • Title: Wisdom of Man: I. The Position of Anthroposophy in Relation to Theosophy and Anthropology.
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    • theosophy stands for.
    • stands in the middle, the former on the summit: it is the point of
    • Take your stand between God and Nature and let the human being in
    • understanding man. This science is based on moving about among
    • keep pace, whose standpoint is anthropology, consider theosophy an
    • air-castle, lacking foundation. They are not able to understand how
    • contemplation alone yields this understanding. Philosophy can be
    • middle standpoint, not the subhuman, as does anthropology. A
    • 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
    • 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
    • science, from its standpoint, cannot do other than take a different
  • Title: Wisdom of Man: II. Supersensible Processes in the Activities of the Human Senses.
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    • not the case we cannot stand upright; we even fall over. If we would
    • understand the entire structure of the human organism
    • some alert boy asks his teacher how we can stand the high atmospheric
    • in order to understand the microcosm anthroposophically.
  • Title: Wisdom of Man: III. Higher Senses, Inner Force Currents and Creative Laws in the Human Organism.
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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
    • We have arrived at an understanding of the human being
    • shapes the human being as he stands before us on earth. How does this
    • understand what exists in man as form. That is the way in which the
    • theoretical cognition, which in turn will clarify the standpoint of
    • We have said that the standpoint of anthropology lies
    • below, among the details of the sense life, that theosophy stands
    • sense world by means of his senses, and with his mind understand the
    • communications. We have described the standpoints of anthropology and
    • Coming to the third possibility, the standpoint lying
    • stands up, and you see that the spiritual scientist was right. That
    • Thus to observe the world without prejudice, that is the standpoint
  • Title: Wisdom of Man: IV. Supersensible Currents in the Human and Animal Organizations.
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    • further stand us in good stead when, in the course of our
    • understand words or to perceive and understand the conceptions that
    • conditions on earth. Suppose we stand facing east. There flow in us
    • 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
  • Title: Wisdom of the Soul: I. The Elements of the Soul Life.
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    • You will readily understand that a detailed exposition
    • it will greatly help us to understand phenomena that concern us
    • If we are to understand each other aright with regard to
    • to reasoning not from the standpoint of logic, but of the activity
    • understanding of the soul life. Neither the soul life nor its
    • Our task is clearly to understand the role played by
    • not the way matters stand; sentience is not a separate element of the
  • Title: Wisdom of the Soul: II. Action and Interaction of the Human Soul Forces.
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    • Unless we do so we shall not be able to understand what must be said
    • In so far as we stand at a given point in space, we have
    • 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
  • Title: Wisdom of the Soul: III. At the Portals of the Senses.
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    • We shall see, however, that we can best understand the
    • from the others. You will readily understand that feelings, either
  • Title: Wisdom of the Soul: IV. Consciousness and the Soul Life.
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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
    • visualization, rendering it invisible? It is your ego that stands in
    • human ego begins to stand in front of its visualizations, placing
    • 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
    • psychologist whose standpoint approaches that of theosophy. He wrote
    • Psychology from the Standpoint of Empiricism. The second
    • methodic standpoint, on investigating the soul quite in accordance
    • indeed be painfully felt from the anthroposophic standpoint. I
    • Brentano's standpoint is not Aristotle's, but in a certain respect he
    • to the main issues Brentano does take the same stand as Aristotle.
    • depart in any way from Aristotle's standpoint because, like the
    • the fact that, even from the standpoint of modern science, it is
  • Title: Wisdom of the Spirit: II. Truth and Error in the Light of the Spiritual World.
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    • anthroposophy one stands upon a firm foundation. So the aim is to
    • indeed, find there a standpoint concerned with pneumatosophy, or the
    • From the standpoint of anthroposophy we have stated
    • image. In the same way, you can take a materialistic standpoint and
    • Nor would we stand much chance of convincing those who
    • objection would always stand that truth might be but an image of the
    • is no reason for taking the standpoint of error; that would hardly
    • standpoint of Aristotle from that of Buddha's disciples. Aristotle
  • Title: Wisdom of the Spirit: III. Imagination--Imagination; Inspiration--Self-fulfillment; Intuition--Conscience.
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    • consciousness is concerned, and in order to understand this we cited
    • a man is standing by a lady and the lady says this or that. Well, the
    • standing dynamically side by side, so to speak, but to start
    • speak. We try to understand it, then we seek the essence underlying
    • we might be able to understand each other more readily in the
  • Title: Wisdom of the Spirit: IV. Laws of Nature, Evolution of Consciousness and Repeated Earth Lives.
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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
    • established a certain standpoint in the case, and whether there might
    • That is readily understandable because the spiritual
    • To stand firmly in this imaginative world, to be able to
    • of all that it offers. You say to yourself, “Here I stand in
    • 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
    • standpoint the activity of spirit and of divine spirits, or of the
    • sections actually stand after ten years of work. We would be about as
  • Title: Lecture: The Christmas Festival: A Token of the Victory of the Sun
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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
    • regulated and how wonderfully it is able to stand the strain put upon
    • thinking stands to-day, then the ideal of the ancient wisdom, the
    • This ideal can stand before the soul of every human being and then he
    • stage at which mankind as a whole now stands -the stage of chaos.
    • the cost of great travail. Humanity stands to-day within the same kind
    • doctrine, but as living insight, then we shall understand what
    • of Peace stands there before us when at Christmas we contemplate the
    • understanding of the Christmas Festival. We do not want to promulgate
    • knowledge. Then too there will be a spiritual understanding of the
  • Title: Lecture: Signs and Symbols of the Christmas Festival
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    • Excess of flame — we stand as smit with thunder.
    • spoke of the ‘Persian,’ of the ‘Israelite.’ We understand now why
    • Hero. We must understand the meaning of this appellation. Then we
    • Tree of Knowledge and the Tree of Life. Seth stands before the Gate of
    • intertwined. The Archangel Michael who stands in the presence of God,
    • The Tree stands there as a prophetic indication of the future of
    • the power to bring forth new life. The great symbol of worlds stands
    • longer understands what speaks to him in the rippling of waves, in the
  • Title: Lecture: The Birth of the Sun-Spirit as the Spirit of the Earth
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    • as though the symbol of an eternal reality were standing there, and
    • spiritual Light. The lights on the Christmas Tree stand there before
    • very deepest and most difficult Mysteries to understand. From the
    • 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
    • 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
  • Title: Lecture: Christmas at a Time of Grievous Destiny
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    • evolution of mankind. If, in the endeavour to understand something of
    • understanding Him, yearning to understand Him, had already been rooted
    • to guide the souls into bodies which would be capable of understanding
    • comprehensive and powerful enough to make some understanding of the
    • 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 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
    • understanding for Jesus developed in connection with the old Nertus
    • them. And then an ever greater understanding of the Christ will take
    • foothold on earth, an understanding that will unite the
    • spirit-being. And just as the greatest human genius could not stand at
    • understanding of Christ and of the Mystery of Golgotha.
  • Title: Lecture: The Proclamations to the Magi and the Shepherds
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    • understanding, because here some measure of insight is essential into
    • the faculty of human understanding to the highest level, a level which
    • 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
    • the standpoint of the experiences of ordinary waking consciousness.
    • sought in an epoch when understanding of the nature of substances was
    • there any understanding of what is meant by saying that our
    • 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
  • Title: Lecture: On The Three Magi
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    • 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.
  • Title: Lecture: The Revelation of the Cosmic Christ
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    • something of outstanding significance through the centuries which
    • We must really have an inner understanding of what it signified when
    • capable of understanding a truth only to be known in super-sensible
    • 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
    • there among the animals who stand round the blessed Mother. It is a
    • 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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  • Title: Lecture: The Birth of Christ Within Us
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    • and greater understanding of the real nature of Christ. And we have
    • to, stands in no connection with the general history of the world in
    • 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
    • and is becoming more and more corpselike. Standing before the huge
    • this insight will dawn in those who understand the secret of the two
    • And so spiritual science enables us to understand the Christ Impulse
  • Title: Christ Impulse: Lecture 1: The Sphere of the Bodhisattvas
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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
    • period will not be recapitulated; it stands in the middle —
    • 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
    • our own; but just as the fourth epoch stands alone, apart from the
    • to Buddha-hood. We might quote a number of such Beings who stand out
    • stands alone in the middle. This Being had to come from quite a
    • permeate the human form with understanding.
    • before they are able to understand Him. With the existing faculties of
  • Title: Christ Impulse: Lecture 2: The Law of Karma with Respect to the Details of Life
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    • standpoint of karma.
    • 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.
    • life from the standpoint of Anthroposophy.
    • question, from the standpoint of karma in so far as it extends from
    • then pass on to the spiritual understanding of the nature of illness.
    • spiritual standpoint if we do not realise that the physical finger is
    • consider both these possibilities from the karmic standpoint.
    • Now, suppose we die. How does the case stand then? — We must then
    • life, which is able to fortify and which is alone able to stand up
    • But those who have the right understanding of things will gradually
    • law of karma is a law of life, and we must understand it as such. The
  • Title: Christ Impulse: Lecture 3: The Entrance of the Christ-Being into the Evolution of Humanity
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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
    • this Silver Age, but he could still perceive them standing behind him.
    • developed. The Ten Commandments stand forth as a law of iron, as a
    • 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
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    • understand that the Divine-Spiritual Being whom we have characterised
    • before we shall be able to understand the full mission of the old
    • Spiritual Science can give for the understanding of man. The
    • Now, we must clearly understand, that of all that develops on the
    • It is therefore necessary that those who first understand this
    • Christ-Impulse should stand firm on the basis thereof, quite permeated
    • that proceeds from the seed that has come from the Christ and stand
    • stand under the new order, who stand under Christ and who suffer
    • 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
    • Christianity would stand for nothing but a dead stream of culture. But
    • our present time man must learn to rouse himself to the understanding
    • Spiritual Standpoint! — What does this mean?
    • will fail to understand that they lead into the Spiritual worlds; they
    • without the right understanding have choked them in the bud and that
    • Anthroposophy has the task of bringing about an understanding of the
    • through its teachings an understanding of the fact that man must rise
    • will ascend when he has acquired understanding of the spirit.
    • understanding of Spiritual doctrine and Spiritual life.
    • foretold. Such phenomena are well known to those who understand the
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  • Title: Christ Impulse: Lecture 5: Correspondences Between the Microcosm and the Macrocosm
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    • 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
    • realised and felt in the right way. That is, the fact that man stands
    • understands these things it will no longer speak as foolishly as it
    • a certain point, remained at a standstill; it consolidated before the
    • are confronted with two forms, one that has remained at a standstill
    • Comet and the Moon. If we wish to understand the nature of a Comet,
    • little understanding of the deep occult background of cometary life.
    • 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
    • by those who have the vision. It will help us to understand this, when
    • through an understanding developed by Anthroposophy it shall not
  • Title: Christ Impulse: Lecture 6: The Birth of Conscience
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    • easy to understand that, in the first place, this subject can never be
    • approached from many standpoints and from many different sides, and
    • 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 <