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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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    • Manifestations of Karma: Lecture 1: The Nature and Significance of Karma in the Personal and Individual, and in Humanity, the Ear
    • THE NATURE AND SIGNIFICANCE OF KARMA IN THE PERSONAL AND INDIVIDUAL,AND IN HUMANITY, THE EARTH AND THE UNIVERSE
    • will have learned that Spiritual Science should not be an abstract
    • shall see more clearly that nothing must be spared to bring about the
    • if we ourselves earnestly and steadfastly believe in karma, we must
    • after, or many years hence, our karma will bring us the tasks which
    • of making clear what is meant when one uses such and such a word. In
    • the Law of Cause and Effect. Let us be clear about what we understand
    • respective causes. But people are certainly much less clear as to how
    • certain extent, get nearer to the idea of karma, even if we do not
    • the object by which the effect itself was caused. This comes nearer to
    • understood. We thus get somewhat nearer to the idea when it is clear
    • certain sense, unaltered. Thus we have again come a little nearer to
    • Suppose that a young man in his nineteenth year, who by some accident
    • duties, learn something from them, and perhaps even attain special
    • calling took place in the youth's nineteenth year, probably the next
    • few years would pass quietly, though about his twenty-fourth year it
    • boredom arising five years after the change of calling must be sought
    • for in his thirteenth or fourteenth year; for the causes of such a
    • school-boy of thirteen, five years before the change of vocation,
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  • Title: Manifestations/Karma: Lecture: Karma and the Animal Kingdom
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    • The relation of man on the earth to the animal kingdom differs with
    • Of course, we must clearly understand that the idea of animals as mere
    • animal which had previously existed on the earth — as we can do
    • man has really to learn the simplest things. In the course of his
    • history man has had to learn the use of the most primitive
    • instruments, and our children have still to learn the simplest things,
    • and have to spend a certain time in order to learn them. Man has to
    • not need to learn; it knows how to do it, because it brings the
    • with us the power of changing our teeth at about seven years of age.
    • No one needs to learn that. In the same way, such animals as the
    • first to learn everything which concerns the outer world. This is
    • when a man learns, it is soon shown that he can become many-sided, and
    • various capacities which exist in creation, and how they appear to us
    • this bearer of the Ego, because it depends altogether upon the
    • the earthly existence or not. It could not do so if the external
    • We know that the Moon evolution preceded the Earth evolution. Before
    • vehicle of an Ego-individuality. It was the Earth evolution of man
    • could only come about by regulating our Earth evolution in a very
    • dawn, the new cosmos of our Earth evolution came forth. In it was
    • and the Earth. From this whole, from this cosmic unity there split off
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  • Title: Manifestations/Karma: Lecture: Karma in Relation to Disease and Health
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    • heard lectures from me will know how little I am disposed to join the
    • recent years in regard to health and the actual investigations into
    • accomplished in recent years it is Spiritual Science that should do
    • years.
    • have so far been brought to light cannot bear fruit for the good of
    • nearer and more remote causes, and where Anthroposophy wishes to
    • thirty years is a kind of absolute truth which may, indeed, be
    • can make this very clear by means of an illustration.
    • the room were thoroughly cleaned the flies would disappear. But there
    • the other; rather the holder of each view should learn to understand
    • quite clear that if we use purely abstract ideas we can gain no
    • researches of Spiritual Science confirm that this is the true state of
    • affairs. Whereas through spiritual scientific research into the
    • can see when an external injury occurs, the clear manifestation of the
    • an extremely important fact if we wish to come to a clear
    • This we can best see when a disease appears in a plant. Here we have
    • body. Spiritual investigation shows us this very clearly, for the
    • tear a leg from a dog or some such animal, we find that the etheric
    • at the next transition stage of its life, a stump appears; the second
    • the higher animals the same phenomenon appears only in the offspring,
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  • Title: Manifestations/Karma: Lecture: The Curability and Incurability of Diseases in Relation to Karma
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    • incurability of diseases, that there will be clearer conceptions and
    • circles. I may say that during the earlier years of my life many of
    • learned to think of the healing value of the remedies which had been
    • from pneumonia were cured or died as was the case in the earlier
    • Skoda who said approximately: — ‘We may perhaps learn to
    • be in man some element which determines the appearance and the course
    • in another it fails — we shall then be driven to search for a
    • previous earth-life of man? That is a question for us. Can we say that
    • which will bring him nearer to perfection in various directions. He
    • earthly lives, and from the time between death and re-birth. He is
    • Now it must be clearly understood that a certain consequence will come
    • of anger, fear, aversion, etc. These actions now stand vividly before
    • understand that when the soul enters into a next existence on earth,
    • the course of his karma are favourable to his development. If we bear
    • modern times we call diptheric, which in many cases appears when there
    • the Earth's evolution there penetrated into the development of
    • identified with the physical earthly world than he would otherwise
    • principle, and so it came about that in his first incarnation on earth
    • succumbed more and more to the allurements of the physical earth
    • body made the whole of the external world into which he entered appear
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  • Title: Manifestations/Karma: Lecture: Natural and Accidental Illness in Relationship to Karma
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    • remedy must exist upon earth. And it was firmly believed that by the
    • previously in use. From this we have learnt how the modern scientific
    • to point to those forms of disease which lie nearer the surface, such
    • drawn to the fact that what at an earlier stage has been forgotten
    • the result of what at an earlier stage he held within his soul-life,
    • picture is more distinct, more clearly defined. I gave the person who
    • malaria affords an opportunity of compensating for the overbearing
    • Ego-consciousness which has been engendered by the soul in an earlier
    • Those of us who took part in our earlier anthroposophical studies will
    • should acquire forces which lead nearer to perfection, and yet because
    • formation of the next body when we return to earth in a new
    • Bearing this in mind one more indication should be given which deals
    • the physical body has disappeared, but the disharmony between the
    • order to make it clearer I should like to explain one of the facts
    • states of weariness of mind and inner discontent do not always act as
    • of the karmic effects of those transgressions of our earlier lives
    • might be avoided — or do we learn nothing of this from spiritual
    • case. We find that this case of measles appeared as the karmic effect
    • which is the physical karmic effect of an earlier life, how is it then
    • with the soul? For the earlier life will also result through karmic
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  • Title: Manifestations/Karma: Lecture: The Relationships Between Karma and Accidents
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    • true nature of karma, we shall learn not merely to understand how
    • earlier lives, but we shall also learn that accidents which befall us,
    • Here it is necessary to bear in mind the law, the truth — the
    • hereditary characteristics are a part of us only because our forbears
    • had them, and it may appear to us in the most eminent degree as though
    • between what we have brought from earlier incarnations and what we
    • have inherited from our parents and forbears. When we reincarnate we
    • heredity, that the characteristics are inherited from the forbears,
    • has not a musical ear. Other impressions which he receives in this
    • impressions, and because of an unmusical ear, he was unable to
    • where he will inherit a musical ear. From this we shall now see that
    • if a certain family inherits a certain construction of the ear
    • incarnation long for a musical ear, will strive to come into this
    • musical ear or a similar gift in a particular incarnation. ‘by
    • before his birth, we shall find that the musical ear for which he had
    • Before his birth or conception the musical ear was not within him.
    • There was only an impulse urging him to acquire such an ear. In this
    • incarnation it became internal, and made its appearance within. Thus,
    • We must compare sickness and health with something that appears in
    • the Earth period, and which will have completed its Evolution at the
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  • Title: Manifestations/Karma: Lecture: Forces of Nature, Volcanic Eruptions, Earthquakes and Epidemics in Relation to Karma
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    • FORCES OF NATURE, VOLCANIC ERUPTIONS, EARTHQUAKESAND EPIDEMICS IN RELATION TO KARMA
    • whereby events of earlier incarnations are transformed into causes of
    • own devices during Earth Evolution, but still subject to the luciferic
    • become clearer if we ask whence the ahrimanic influence comes.
    • world filled with images and all kinds of forms, of hearing perhaps
    • unless the hearer has previously passed through the sphere of absolute
    • terror from the wholesome power of judgement acquired upon Earth. In
    • shock, for this is something completely unknown to him, and he fears
    • judgement, the more do we work in opposition to Ahriman. This appears
    • are many more ways of dealing with delusions which appear as images
    • than with those which come acoustically — in voices heard and so
    • and Ahriman is possessed by fear as soon as he feels that from out of
    • earth-beings to disregard that which is to be given us through life
    • upon earth. People who disdain the acquisition of a wholesome
    • world without making this effort, are really trying to shun earth
    • touched by the things of this earth and earth life, refusing to learn
    • enter, and that is the morality that must be acquired upon earth, a
    • active, wholesome co-operation with the conditions of earth life, and
    • the very reason that it worked earlier and has been transformed into
    • reappears in a new incarnation. Then it will become manifest that some
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  • Title: Manifestations/Karma: Lecture: Karma of the Higher Beings
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    • have appeared to us to stimulate and also at the same time to regulate
    • influences which the luciferic powers bring to bear upon our astral
    • around us can be understood quite clearly if we consider from a
    • else in hearing of sounds — in the case of such false
    • idea of how something may be carried from an earlier into the present
    • If he has committed it in an earlier incarnation, he now carries his
    • in an earlier incarnation which has already been woven into the
    • earlier incarnation, and we can actually demonstrate that the defect
    • disposition shows in early youth, if we bring the sufferer into such a
    • the truths of Spiritual Science, be able to bring impulses to bear
    • corresponding impulses and passions. One may be most learned, may have
    • etheric body. In external truths, though one may be learning an
    • enormous amount it will seldom be found that what has been learnt will
    • the course of ten years the whole of his physiognomy will have changed
    • plane we still shall become different after ten years, but the change
    • the course of ten years we may possibly develop a different facial
    • sentient soul, then they will appear in the next incarnation as
    • towards balancing our earlier experiences. But let us suppose that the
    • Let us suppose that through the luciferic influence of an earlier
    • influence to which we had succumbed in an earlier incarnation; it will
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  • Title: Manifestations/Karma: Lecture: Karmic Effects Of Our Experiences As Men and Women. Death and Birth In Relationship to Karma
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    • that had disappeared in earlier periods, reappears by its reversed
    • were not invented before our epoch, for humanity in an earlier epoch
    • before, these inventions or discoveries will make their appearance. A
    • brief summary of the history of human evolution upon earth may prove
    • upon the one half of the earth which had emerged were brought into
    • earlier periods. But, in removing these influences we only remove the
    • external world can provide them. Souls will continue in their search,
    • inevitable that what is of profound inner significance also appears as
    • something neutral appears as karmic link.
    • organism appears when the forces of the soul desire to be more deeply
    • hear the following: Experiments have been made which show how the
    • them appear raven black.
    • as woman. From this it is clear that our later life is karmically
    • determined by the earlier, and also that the deeds of a later life may
    • It is important that we should learn to understand that yet another
    • when human incarnations began upon earth. This was in the ancient
    • all memory of earlier experiences. Otherwise we should have retained
    • have retained a memory of our earlier life, and would also have given
    • bear results for time without end. We should know that although there
    • birth. Before man can again live in the spiritual world, his earlier
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  • Title: Manifestations/Karma: Lecture: Free Will and Karma in the Future of Human Evolution
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    • about the deeper foundations of the earth's existence which I shall
    • certain illnesses in one incarnation appear as the karmic consequences
    • between these two members of the earthly human existence of which we
    • who live upon the Earth. For existence is so much in the throes of
    • given are only those which the earth-man can make, and are of
    • significance only to the earth-man.
    • changed in ‘each fifty years’ of the nineteenth century, so
    • civilisations on the earth — and will continue as long as these
    • describe as ‘the appearance of matter in manifold forms.’
    • Thus we have to distinguish in matter that the appearance it presents
    • condition attainable on earth, into which every substance can be
    • as far as it can be rarefied upon the earth, you will bring it at last
    • methods of spiritual research; is thus able to observe how, in the
    • reducible. Spiritual research discovers a condition of dissolution in
    • appears there is no longer matter, but something which lies beyond all
    • matter. There is a fundamental essence of our material earth existence
    • and to the question: What is this fundamental substance of our earth
    • substance upon the earth is condensed light.’ There is
    • consist?’ If we were to make research in the same way, by means
    • really fundamental essence of the soul, then it would appear that just
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  • Title: Manifestations/Karma: Lecture: Individual and Human Karma. Karma of the Higher Beings.
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    • upon the physical plane may appear to be the persons most directly
    • light has its shadow, so must we clearly see that this Eastern
    • lectures extending over three or four years and during that time gave
    • such a plan of the whole evolution of mankind bear to the individual
    • evolution one can in the first place clearly distinguish two currents.
    • thousand years there would still be persons who would speak of the
    • many centuries and many thousands of years of human culture,
    • aim of this evolution is that finally, when the earth shall have
    • bear fruit for every separate individual, quite regardless of what
    • goal can only be clearly and definitely seen when the soul develops
    • If we glance back at the earlier civilisations, we see that ever since
    • furnish the earth-civilisation with that which is the lasting
    • last, when the earth had reached its goal, it stands to reason that man
    • striving after the highest which can be accomplished upon earth. And
    • and not the Earth-evolution. He is a challenge to Ahriman, and as
    • earth. The evolution of man is a continual action and reaction between
    • earth, and their inner character is shown by the fact that the element
    • afterwards on the earth, were able to say: ‘It can remain, it is
    • on earth, for instance, to their share in the ardour and enthusiasm of
    • the luciferic spirits in the earth-evolution. Man had to take up this
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