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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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    • realms of Spiritual Science which play a great part in life. From the
    • theory, not a mere doctrine or teaching, but a source of life and
    • aptitude for life. It only fulfils its task when by the knowledge it
    • is able to give, it pours into our souls something which makes life
    • Anthroposophist is quite unable to influence life directly by what he
    • possibility of influencing life by means of anthroposophy; moreover,
    • brings to us, make life more satisfactory, and at the same time raise
    • certain effects follow certain causes found in spiritual life. This
    • karma in the different spheres of life. We must now first seek for the
    • experienced something in our life about which we could say. ‘This
    • life, to make sure whether this relationship exists. We will take the
    • at the recognition of a law of inter-dependence in life, any more than
    • life can lead us to the perception of a law of inter-dependence. Let
    • an occurrence in life, like the student in physics observing the
    • thirteenth year would have shown itself in later life and would have
    • life of a man. We ought not to object to this because we have known
    • that we merely say ‘This heavy blow has just broken into his life
    • further and observe the life of this person in his fiftieth year,
    • industrious and active, leading an excellent life.’ Now, let us
    • look further back into his life. When he was twenty we find that he
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  • Title: Manifestations/Karma: Lecture: Karma and the Animal Kingdom
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    • What is more natural than to ask how animal life and animal fate are
    • own special soul life, but rather as something like automata. It has
    • permeated and animated by the so-called Spirits of Life, which, though
    • will lead to the highest spiritual life. It is a consequence of this
    • the working of spiritual life and can only judge by what surrounds him
    • life and development of the animal kingdom. Thus, if, on the one hand,
    • vast ramifications of karmic law if we go beyond a single human life
    • have set in motion in one life can only come into action in a later
    • one. The regular law of karma stretches from life to life, and the
    • life between birth and death.
    • passes through the gate of death and lives a particular life in the
    • one may easily believe, when observing the life of an animal between
    • its birth and death, that the several phenomena in the individual life
    • of the animal are comparable with those in the personal life of a man
    • The peculiar phenomenon comes to life, that originally man and animal
    • a stage of development — as regards his external life
    • drying and petrifying action on all life. If conditions had remained
    • have brought all life to a slow death. Thus the Earth remained behind
    • And it is this which brings about such great complexities in life,
    • not. Thereby it became possible for us to lead a life in a physical
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  • Title: Manifestations/Karma: Lecture: Karma in Relation to Disease and Health
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    • events which came into human life in former times, and how they
    • the modern view of life is always to seek what is most convenient. And
    • circumstance in a person's life is only possible when an extended view
    • practical knowledge of life but can arrive at only a fantastic view,
    • at the next transition stage of its life, a stump appears; the second
    • instincts with more or less moderation. It follows its plan of life,
    • Thus if a person leads a dissolute life in any respect it will make an
    • etheric body of man alters, according as he leads this or that life
    • the etheric body, for example, from a dissolute life, or from true or
    • had experienced in his previous life, and as the etheric body is the
    • what deeds a person did in a previous life. In the case of an animal
    • individuality from a previous earth life. Only the common astral body
    • results of the deeds of his previous life: and as the etheric body has
    • shall now understand how our deeds in one life can work over into our
    • conditions of health in the next life, and how in our state of health
    • we have often to seek a karmic effect of deeds of a previous life.
    • everything that we do in the life between birth and death react in the
    • same manner on our etheric body? Even in ordinary life we can perceive
    • In the course of his life a person has a great number of experiences
    • sort, so that our life is really divided into two parts — into a
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  • Title: Manifestations/Karma: Lecture: The Curability and Incurability of Diseases in Relation to Karma
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    • the ideas of karma and karmic connections in life have gained ground
    • circles. I may say that during the earlier years of my life many of
    • human life. If we follow the course of a disease in human life, how it
    • previous earth-life of man? That is a question for us. Can we say that
    • of a person's last life, the good and evil deeds he has done, the
    • the vision of his own life he acquires the tendency to bring about the
    • works upon the new body which he acquires for his new life, and he
    • when, for example, during the life in kamaloca, a person sees that in
    • the last life, he did many actions under the influence of the emotions
    • from the physical life): ‘You must do something to yourself, so
    • deeds. If we consider how manifold life is, and how day by day we
    • Let us suppose that in his previous life a person acted from an
    • position to compensate for certain actions in his previous life.
    • spiritual principles which allow disease to be possible in human life.
    • life. When, on the other hand, he passes through the portal of death,
    • the life of idea which is bound to the instrument of the brain ceases,
    • which in the life between birth and death were submitted to the moral
    • be exposed to these temptations. Thus in our life, disease even plays
    • during his life in kamaloca the person in question looks back to a
    • a desire to live a sensual life. Do not confuse what is now ascribed
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  • Title: Manifestations/Karma: Lecture: Natural and Accidental Illness in Relationship to Karma
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    • connections of life. For they had now to find an answer to the
    • emotional judgement in ordinary life remains at the surface, and is
    • them back to the life of our conscious perceptions, but those
    • inner soul-life where, as a sort of wedge, they assert themselves in
    • into a new life. In these formative forces man now carries within him
    • the result of what at an earlier stage he held within his soul-life,
    • in his previous life had at all times acted in such a way as to
    • life through its deeds and emotions.
    • will enable him through the rest of his life to make true progress by
    • subject to moral, emotional and intellectual judgement during life
    • life as to become the cause of an organic disease, but that in the
    • measles in later life, and we seek for the karmic connection in this
    • of occurrences in a preceding life — occurrences that may be thus
    • described: In a preceding life the individuality in question disliked
    • life. We meet many people to-day who believe that through
    • thought he could order his life through inner meditation how to act in
    • organism comparatively late in life to an attack of measles.
    • 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
    • in question, during the life in which the attack of measles took
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  • Title: Manifestations/Karma: Lecture: The Relationships Between Karma and Accidents
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    • a previous life brought in by the individual at birth can provoke such
    • definite relationship with the course of a previous life. We must
    • recognition that in life much of what we describe as ‘arising
    • impressions in a life between birth and death, that these musical
    • impressions pass by him in this life, simply for the reason that he
    • life do not pass by him in the same way, because he has organs so
    • in the course of his life which are capable of being transformed into
    • normal life, namely, sleeping and waking, and we shall then find
    • subconscious. In normal life, when asleep, we ourselves are
    • spiritual world? Because in normal life to see the spiritual facts and
    • short, with the consciousness we apply to ordinary life. For the Ego
    • had acquired through our Ego in the course of our Earth life would
    • would pour away into the life of the senses. So that this may not
    • relationship? Could it not happen also today in a human life, that the
    • happens when man in an earlier life impregnated his astral body with
    • moral or intellectual transgression for that earlier life. This has
    • been engraved on the astral body. Now, when man enters life anew, this
    • not in the preceding life been impregnated with this transgression.
    • and Lucifer transformed into organising forces which, in a new life
    • ordinary life. But so that we could possess an ordinary waking
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  • Title: Manifestations/Karma: Lecture: Forces of Nature, Volcanic Eruptions, Earthquakes and Epidemics in Relation to Karma
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    • to prepare forces which will manifest as illness in our next life? We
    • If there were nothing else in life but the egotistical impulses and
    • the illness would lead to no great improvement during the life in
    • happens. So that in daily life we at one moment fall a prey more to
    • which enables us to fortify ourselves, to acquire a strong inner life,
    • it. The more we apply ourselves in our life to develop this wholesome
    • we really make an effort to think wholesomely, as life between birth
    • earth-beings to disregard that which is to be given us through life
    • life. They, being of the opinion that it is really far too trivial an
    • to comprehension of this life, aspire to soar above it. They consider
    • touched by the things of this earth and earth life, refusing to learn
    • active, wholesome co-operation with the conditions of earth life, and
    • connected with the depths of spiritual life. This may be of great
    • the force which leads him into earthly life and which makes him very
    • Thus we see our life affected by the luciferic powers on the one side,
    • Earth evolution they influence human life by means of forces which are
    • to intervene in human life upon Earth, it may seem feasible that also
    • comfortable life to a life of striving after his cosmic welfare,
    • the Earth life. We shall find that much that comes from outside finds
  • Title: Manifestations/Karma: Lecture: Karma of the Higher Beings
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    • acquired during our physical life between birth and death.
    • life, but has the fixed idea that he is being pursued everywhere for
    • truths of Spiritual Science. With these truths that stream into life
    • between birth and death, filling it and yet projecting this life
    • dispositions develop and change in a normal way in ordinary life. In
    • Let us suppose that in one life we are particularly susceptible to the
    • life,’ and thus plunges headlong into gross material pleasures.
    • life we seek a spot where it is possible at one leap to return to
    • spirituality from a life of the senses. In the one, we went with one
    • leap to return to a spiritual life. Our ordinary consciousness is not
    • meant by an effect of luciferic influence in an earlier life, and, as
    • consequence, an ahrimanic influence in the present life. Ahriman's
    • single human being, so that each life should run harmoniously and be
    • duly compensated — the conditions of one life would be always
    • consequences of an earlier life. This standpoint cannot however be
    • earlier life, and you at that time brought it on yourself.’ Were
    • life.’ If such words are to have any value, the person should
    • have known what happened in an earlier life which is supposed to have
    • produced this result. If he had knowledge of the earlier life, he
    • would there see the causes coming from that life, and he would have to
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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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    • these measures. With regard to the great plans of life, human
    • from the fully conscious life, from the rational life, between birth
    • external life more pleasant, and also more healthy, but what he would
    • to seek a karmic adjustment in another way. If life to-day is
    • that the external life became ever more pleasant and healthy, in the
    • examines life more closely. There has been hardly a single epoch in
    • the world to fill it. In a life spent in external and physically
    • marked. Thus souls become increasingly diseased as external life is
    • We see from this how the results of a materialistic conception of life
    • may well ease external life, but creates difficulties in our inner
    • life, leading us finally from the depths of sufferings to seek
    • again drawn to a spiritual life. Thus there exists a relationship
    • anthroposophy with the innermost members of their soul life. Spiritual
    • merely dependent on her inner soul life, but for the most part they
    • the contrary, more natural to man's life, and these strongly influence
    • the soul life. So the psychic and emotional predominate in woman and
    • certain shadings in woman's soul life by virtue of her womanhood. It
    • strongest and that which in the life between birth and death
    • impressions, she also receives the experiences of life into the
    • scientific experiences, but they do not penetrate his soul life as
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  • Title: Manifestations/Karma: Lecture: Free Will and Karma in the Future of Human Evolution
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    • Man today draws the base of his material life out of what he has
    • the psychic and material processes of our life. Therefore in all the
    • spheres of human life, evolution continues from epoch to epoch with
    • methods had in his earth life endeavoured to give every possible proof
  • Title: Manifestations/Karma: Lecture: Individual and Human Karma. Karma of the Higher Beings.
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    • moment of our life we can look upon what we have gone through, upon what we
    • be understood in the light of a ‘Life-account,’ in which on
    • life the destiny of that moment.
    • domain of human spiritual life in which such illusions cannot persist,
    • gradually, for he is so situated, that in his life, free will floats
    • Thus life in kamaloca adds one intention to another, and the
    • which lowered us. What we then feel is imprinted into our further life
    • ourselves more and more capable — even in the life between birth
    • which could be fulfilled only in the following life, which could only
    • thought, feeling and will, into our whole life, so that one should be
    • the circle of our members — become life and soul to us, and as
    • that which we hear into life, into action and into deeds — and
    • conscious instrument, filled with the life of Anthroposophy.

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