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  • Title: Manifestations/Karma: Lecture: The Nature and Significance of Karma in the Personal and Individual, and in Humanity, the Earth and the Universe
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    • to call it ‘the Spiritual Law of Causes,’ the law by which
    • certain effects follow certain causes found in spiritual life. This
    • idea of karma is too abstract, because it is on the one hand too
    • of karma as a ‘Law of Causes,’ we must connect it with what
    • the Law of Cause and Effect. Let us be clear about what we understand
    • to be the law of causes in the general way before we speak of
    • law of causes, and that everywhere it traces certain effects to their
    • respective causes. But people are certainly much less clear as to how
    • this linking of cause and effect takes place. For you will still find
    • following: ‘An effect is that which follows from a cause.’
    • before, material science would speak of cause and effect in the
    • the metal plate — follows from the cause of the warm sunbeam? If
    • around us, it is necessary, if an effect is to follow a cause, that
    • something should encounter this cause. Unless this takes place one
    • cannot speak of an effect following upon a cause. This preliminary
    • between cause and effect is there, but we should never obtain a true
    • cause.
    • higher idea of the connection between cause and effect. For instance
    • is an effect caused by the bending of the bow; but we can no more
    • speak of the effect of the shot arrow in connection with its cause as
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  • Title: Manifestations/Karma: Lecture: Karma and the Animal Kingdom
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    • because of our lack of spiritual conceptions we are compelled to admit
    • from which the cause has proceeded. Now we can only comprehend the
    • reincarnations; then we shall find that the recoil of a cause which we
    • effects of causes need not operate — indeed, when we consider
    • not need to learn; it knows how to do it, because it brings the
    • Now, although we shall today go into the causes of these phenomena
    • Because only by acquiring this inner organisation could man become the
    • this bearer of the Ego, because it depends altogether upon the
    • be withdrawn, because otherwise through the astral body the human
    • because of man's threefold organisation.
    • with them on the earth, but because they had to undergo certain
    • should now be obliged to hover around the earth because our
  • Title: Manifestations/Karma: Lecture: Karma in Relation to Disease and Health
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    • humanity in our day because the materialistically coloured opinions
    • questions that are to occupy us, we must first realise that the cause
    • nearer and more remote causes, and where Anthroposophy wishes to
    • discover the karmic cause of health, it will have to occupy itself a
    • little with the more remote causes not on the surface. We will give an
    • people make it out to be, because they can form no idea of what was
    • flies in the room, and that the real cause was that for a long time a
    • spiritual cause which lies deeper down, but to effect a cure they
    • spiritual cause of illness while admitting all the rest is no more
    • consideration whether only the immediate causes are spoken of, or
    • whether indirect causes are referred to. The objective Anthroposophist
    • reminded that spiritual causes will not always be understood in the
    • material causes; and one must not always think that by fighting the
    • spiritual causes there would be no need to combat the material causes;
    • connected only with immediate causes. For the fundamental tendency in
    • it is certainly convenient to go no further than the immediate cause.
    • Therefore in considering human diseases, only the immediate causes are
    • are led to take this standpoint, and because of this there exists so
    • have an immediate cause which must be found by the skilled physician,
    • ‘inner causes of diseases,’ in the same way as with animals
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  • Title: Manifestations/Karma: Lecture: The Curability and Incurability of Diseases in Relation to Karma
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    • Nihilistic School,’ because it rested on a statement by Professor
    • have changed on this subject. But because this or that is related in
    • many different examples showing how, because of his experience in the
    • In the course of these lectures, we shall have to speak on the causes
    • and it is because of this influence that man has become much more
    • insinuate himself and make the external world into illusion because we
    • and death develop into causes of disease which work more from the
    • causes of disease, if we do not merely consider the one incarnation,
    • the luciferic influences in the same way become the causes of disease,
    • causes, but only in ahrimanic forms of illness. For electricity, which
    • is, however, impossible — because the rest of his karma does not
    • this, because the decision regarding what ought to happen, whether
  • Title: Manifestations/Karma: Lecture: Natural and Accidental Illness in Relationship to Karma
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    • general. For this reason, because of its extreme importance, allow me
    • experiences, because the defence of the conception is lacking,
    • hysterical conditions. As we said, the cause of such conditions must
    • transformed into formative forces, they will be dwelling as causes of
    • radical examples of this activity, because in radical examples the
    • because in this he will face something that offers an opportunity of
    • should acquire forces which lead nearer to perfection, and yet because
    • of the complexity of the causes we are forced to leave our organism
    • plane. Then because what we have already gained cannot be used upon
    • himself. Because in such cases the barrier of consciousness is
    • life as to become the cause of an organic disease, but that in the
    • human essence as to cause disease; then there must also exist a
    • they are the metamorphosis of such causes, might we not then also
    • external causes and an illness where the cause lies exclusively in the
    • however, we shall be able to trace to external causes; not indeed
    • external causes. We must also include within external causes the
    • causes of illness in external influences, and especially in microbes.
    • Thus we speak of external causes of human illness and health. And the
    • person has become ill because he entered this particular district. It
    • being aware of its presence, because we have not the will to arrive at
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  • Title: Manifestations/Karma: Lecture: The Relationships Between Karma and Accidents
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    • demonstrated, a cause of illness asserts itself from within man. But
    • illnesses as are the result of exterior causes — such illnesses
    • these external causes can be related to the experiences and deeds of
    • event in a veiled form, because in those instances where we speak of
    • man’ is already clothed in illusion, because if we truly rise
    • hereditary characteristics are a part of us only because our forbears
    • life do not pass by him in the same way, because he has organs so
    • account of his general karma, because he has not received the suitable
    • impressions, and because of an unmusical ear, he was unable to
    • because we do not take into account the time when the inner quality
    • spiritual world? Because in normal life to see the spiritual facts and
    • because it has mixed with the whole mass of the water. Something of
    • astral events and impressions. For this reason, because in the case of
    • our corporeal being, because our attention is immediately directed to
    • liberation from consciousness, because we are not yet ready to see
    • is chaotic, because our present dream consciousness is an ancient
    • because it is attached to the astral body which was formerly the most
    • fully take its place? This became possible because through man's
    • may in fact cause the astral body to seek a different relationship
    • ordinary health, because it is then that our astral body is asleep.
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  • Title: Manifestations/Karma: Lecture: Forces of Nature, Volcanic Eruptions, Earthquakes and Epidemics in Relation to Karma
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    • whereby events of earlier incarnations are transformed into causes of
    • which it is experienced. It leads to an improvement only because other
    • because through pain we escape from the clutches of these evil powers,
    • quite differently. Thus the luciferic principle caused disorder in the
    • because of man's incapacity to see the external world as it really is,
    • and not in the letter. Because the fact is so often emphasised that a
    • constitutes a fresh cause of pride. For this reason we see constantly
    • because they already have the inner knowledge, have nothing in common
    • why should not that which causes us pain and announces the luciferic
    • turned into causes of illness? How do they manifest in later
    • than normal. In such a case, precisely because of this defective
    • gnawed by a vulture. A vulture gnaws at his liver, not because this
    • would cause Prometheus any severe pain, for in that case the legend
    • the liver because it does not hurt. By this it is indicated that
    • active within them. Because of him the Angeloi had become what they
    • experiences ourselves, because the ahrimanic influence acts upon us.
    • caused during their Moon existence and these results are introduced
    • existence. Because of this they are in a position to raise up the
    • even although man cannot at first see it — because there is a
    • next discussion how on the one hand beneficial forces may cause injury
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  • Title: Manifestations/Karma: Lecture: Karma of the Higher Beings
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    • deal with a karmic cause in previous incarnations. The errors which
    • consciousness soul. This then is the cause which in some future
    • that may be traced back to a cause in the rational soul of a preceding
    • because such impulses have been absorbed in youth. Naturally the two
    • But because in the daytime we are living in our Ego-consciousness and
    • would there see the causes coming from that life, and he would have to
    • causes which come into play from incarnation to incarnation, and these
    • life we can observe the causes. If an accident happens, however, for
    • which in spite of all means at our disposal we can find no causes in
    • between birth and death sets up on earth later karmic causes, so that
    • cause, and will be balanced in the next life.
    • occur because this individuality has been chosen to bring to mankind
    • death, because what had to be accomplished by him in the course of
    • We can go still further and find certain karmic causes in the general
    • because, according to the general wise world plan, the epidemics had
    • the necessary reaction against an earlier karmic cause. Have we the
    • the contrary impetus that will cause us to re-ascend. Let us suppose
    • a great number of people, because of uncharitableness, had been impelled
  • Title: Manifestations/Karma: Lecture: Karmic Effects Of Our Experiences As Men and Women. Death and Birth In Relationship to Karma
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    • compensating effects of karmic causes which he himself has
    • certain causes, certain maladies towards which the karma of a person
    • period a need for cleanliness is felt simply because this inclination
    • by removing certain causes which would otherwise have existed, and
    • possibility of this disease, still the cause of uncharitableness would
    • is a fact that, at the present time, many influences and causes are
    • at this because anthroposophy teaches us a true understanding of these
    • she will find herself simply because she is a woman, and which will
    • intensively. And because woman absorbs psychical and emotional
    • first cause of our failure to remember the events preceding our
    • Because we have condensed matter, we are inclined to absorb what is
    • Because man had to absorb dense substances, he creates from birth
    • us from outside, will be taken from us. Because we have acquired a
    • From this we conclude that the luciferic influence is the karmic cause
    • as we speak of man's would be absurd, because they are preceded by
    • quite different causes. And it would be a denial of the activity of
    • due to identical inner causes. Identity of external events never
    • points with certainty to identical causes.
  • Title: Manifestations/Karma: Lecture: Free Will and Karma in the Future of Human Evolution
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    • soul; so it now permeates the body. Because the human being is then
    • damaged. Here is to be found the cause of illness, and we may
    • through the raising of the temperature we have caused what we may
    • copper.’ Spiritual Science can do this because it is based upon the
    • an extent as possible, and therefore causes light to stream into the
    • impress of Lucifer, which alone can bring us what causes love to be
    • element, which impregnates matter and is the cause of illness working
    • him which caused his illness, to expel that luciferic element in the
    • free himself again. Because love is the fundamental essence of the
    • body that the latter could not be damaged. It is only because a love
    • but because it has absorbed the activities of Lucifer and Ahriman,
    • substance. But this darkness was only thus interwoven because the
    • always different from what it is in man, because in him it is
    • that the karmic causes have in this case particularly affected the
    • For such illnesses whose causes lie in the etheric body, science seeks
    • came these real valuable remedies. Causes of illness, which are
    • have for the external world, and we may rejoice not only because we
    • but also because our surroundings are so intimately connected with
    • that this nature which causes us to rejoice has within it at the same
    • time the mighty healer for all the damage man can cause himself.
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  • Title: Manifestations/Karma: Lecture: Individual and Human Karma. Karma of the Higher Beings.
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    • possible, because the illusion always survived. Even today the
    • Hierarchies cause to be poured down into humanity. We must look up to
    • Lucifer's realm, because Lucifer owes his power to the Moon-evolution
    • Ahriman crumbled it away; and they will have to say, because they did
    • karma into himself, because only thus could he attain to real freedom
    • when the human will is free? It is never free, because at any moment
    • because every man, when he has passed through the gates of death, in
    • cause them to believe that they are able to receive this or that form
    • Anthroposophy is so bad because it believes in something new, ought to
    • of evolution in the forms of religion will, because Ahriman mingles
    • and further, because they will see what they still owe to the world
    • following: Because evolution must be, we must accept the civilisations

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