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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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    • THE NATURE AND SIGNIFICANCE OF KARMA IN THE PERSONAL AND INDIVIDUAL,AND IN HUMANITY, THE EARTH AND THE UNIVERSE
    • human karma and karma in general. For every hour that we spend here we
    • after, or many years hence, our karma will bring us the tasks which
    • explain ideas in quite a philosophical manner, such expressions as the
    • Otherwise we shall not be able to comprehend the manifestations of
    • manifestations of karma where we first meet with them — in
    • individual human lives.
    • a man who has never observed the collision of two billiard balls can
    • Suppose that a young man in his nineteenth year, who by some accident
    • of eighteen, to become a business man. An impartial observer of such
    • experiences into which the young man has been driven will at first
    • discontent will not be manifested immediately. If the change of
    • describing took place afterwards. The man in question when he was a
    • the young man and so possessed his soul that he repressed, as it were,
    • the young man went through in his thirteenth year, and which grew
    • Here then we have the case of a man who experiences something or did
    • life of a man. We ought not to object to this because we have known
    • establishment of the law. Certainly such a young man, who supposing
    • Fate deals a man in his twenty-fifth year a heavy blow, which causes
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  • Title: Manifestations/Karma: Lecture: Karma and the Animal Kingdom
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    • BEFORE we come to the question of human karma, a number of preliminary
    • related to what we call the course of human karma? In this we shall
    • find included what are, to mankind, the most important and profound
    • The relation of man on the earth to the animal kingdom differs with
    • preserved the best parts of the ancient sacred wisdom of humanity
    • of the old conceptions of the world held by mankind in ancient times,
    • feeling towards the animal kingdom which many people in Europe cannot
    • something approaching a human treatment of animals. An instance is the
    • recent culture, neither did Descartes hold this view, although in many
    • they do not present such a complete individuality as the Ego of man,
    • that this important impulse in human evolution was first exercised in
    • truths, the ancient wisdom of humanity, preserved a kind of knowledge
    • idea of karma which helps to understand human fate and human karma;
    • vast ramifications of karmic law if we go beyond a single human life
    • between birth and death, and follow man through his consecutive
    • such as takes place with man. In the animal kingdom we find nothing
    • resembling that human individuality which is preserved when a person
    • death in the same way as we conceive of human death, for all that we
    • describe as the fate of the human individuality after a person has
    • in the case of man — we should be entirely wrong. At the present
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  • Title: Manifestations/Karma: Lecture: Karma in Relation to Disease and Health
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    • provoked by many an unjustified attack, so that they not only fall
    • present-day scientific opinion. It is indeed most patent in many
    • humanity in our day because the materialistically coloured opinions
    • of humanity this spiritual background has to be sought. Those,
    • events which came into human life in former times, and how they
    • manifest themselves later in their after-effects on the same human
    • The man of the present day would far rather believe that disease is
    • Therefore in considering human diseases, only the immediate causes are
    • with the diseases of man — notice irregularities, not only in the
    • diseases of animal and human being we are able to see quite decided
    • can see when an external injury occurs, the clear manifestation of the
    • super-abundance of these forces which manifest themselves as healing
    • develop healing powers in the etheric body of man or of higher animals
    • etheric body even if these forces are manifested only in the
    • human kingdom also — we find that the healing forces of the
    • etheric body have to make greater efforts to manifest themselves? This
    • consideration. For this reason the lower animals still have so many
    • If we now pass on from animals to man, a new element arises. Man does
    • man, having risen higher on the ladder of evolution, is able to
    • etheric body of man alters, according as he leads this or that life
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  • Title: Manifestations/Karma: Lecture: The Curability and Incurability of Diseases in Relation to Karma
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    • — one might say — concepts more acceptable to humanity, when
    • circles. I may say that during the earlier years of my life many of
    • see’ treatment, approximately as many people who were suffering
    • help with human needs. For the rest, he confined himself to watching
    • be in man some element which determines the appearance and the course
    • human intervention.
    • Thus a reference was made to something beyond human aid; and if one
    • 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
    • into the human individuality. During the period in kamaloca the events
    • manifested as wrong action. He is moved to acquire those qualities
    • the last life, he did many actions under the influence of the emotions
    • part of the human-soul individuality, and during the passage through
    • deeds. If we consider how manifold life is, and how day by day we
    • it contains many such thoughts waiting to be balanced, and that these
    • manifold thoughts and tendencies cross one another, making the human
    • fits the present state of humanity. Thus it was this lack of feeling
    • that fundamentally man is led by a higher kind of reason than he
    • many different examples showing how, because of his experience in the
    • kamaloca period, a man actually seeks for the opportunity to get a
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  • Title: Manifestations/Karma: Lecture: Natural and Accidental Illness in Relationship to Karma
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    • the nihilism of the Viennese school, founded by the famous medical man
    • between one remedy or another, one manipulation or another in respect
    • course of an illness may be sought for in the development of humanity.
    • not go deeply into the foundation of the human organism. And we have
    • a law which influences the deeper lying forces of the human organism.
    • into a new life. In these formative forces man now carries within him
    • to the fact that man with his conscious conceptions permeated by the
    • between the luciferic and the ahrimanic influences. When owing to the
    • also to the ahrimanic forces which affect us more from outside. And
    • again we had to admit, concerning the ahrimanic forces, that they are
    • organism when man enters existence through birth, and in so far as the
    • ahrimanic influences mingle with the formative forces, so far we may
    • speak of ahrimanic predisposition to disease. We then pointed out in
    • understand such a course. It has always been said that man's Ego finds
    • some imperfection in one or another direction, man will tend to become
    • stimulating forces are so strong that man is able to acquire upon the
    • in the soul. But many things oppose this, and chiefly the fact that
    • human essence as to cause disease; then there must also exist a
    • life. We meet many people to-day who believe that through
    • have mentioned are present in a great many lives and especially in
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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
    • indeed penetrate somewhat deeper into the whole nature of man's being
    • human outlook.
    • chance, the external deceptions created by the ahrimanic powers are
    • man’ is already clothed in illusion, because if we truly rise
    • originated within man must be described as streaming in from outside.
    • a family such as Bach's for instance, there were for many generations
    • Suppose that someone has the opportunity of receiving many musical
    • the suitable organs. Thus if someone has received a great many musical
    • case man has drawn to himself something external. Before reincarnation
    • It approached man, and he hastened to take it. At the moment of
    • have given many instances in order to characterise sickness and
    • human being when the daily states of sleeping and waking succeed one
    • which a human being has when going to sleep and when awakening?
    • spiritual things surrounding us at the present stage of human
    • this nature happens when man in falling asleep leaves his physical and
    • the whole of the human being. As soon as the astral body and Ego leave
    • attempted really to penetrate the inner being of man. Let us consider
    • biographies of many Saints and Mystics who tried to descend into their
    • in “;The Theologia Germanica”; (German Theology) how 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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    • on the other by the ahrimanic principle.
    • to prepare forces which will manifest as illness in our next life? We
    • temptations of Lucifer on the one hand and those of Ahriman on the
    • to purely ahrimanic influence. For in all theorising it is most
    • way that they can be grasped in this convenient manner. In reality
    • the ahrimanic influence. Thus no one must believe that if we feel
    • become clearer if we ask whence the ahrimanic influence comes.
    • We should not have fallen a prey to ahrimanic influence if we had not
    • there came about the relation of the four elements constituting man
    • inner being of man, and the position of man in relation to the
    • because of man's incapacity to see the external world as it really is,
    • the ahrimanic influence has been able to insinuate itself into this
    • inaccurate picture. So it is the luciferic influence on man which has
    • made Ahriman's approach possible. Subjected to the ahrimanic influence
    • vanity and pride, and so forth, but now egotism can affect the human
    • see the external world distorted and inaccurate. Ahriman has
    • assertions concerning it. Thus Ahriman acts from outside; but we have
    • The ahrimanic and luciferic influences are thus never separated. They
    • Lucifer manifests outwards from within, Ahriman acts from without, and
    • incarnation the inner man gains in strength, if the man is more
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  • Title: Manifestations/Karma: Lecture: Karma of the Higher Beings
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    • us, the luciferic influences call forth the ahrimanic influences whose
    • us by means of all that confronts us externally. Thus it is Ahriman
    • who is evoked by Lucifer, and we human beings are vitally involved in
    • the clutches of either Lucifer or Ahriman, we must endeavour to
    • This interplay of activity of the luciferic and ahrimanic powers
    • — the case where the person succumbs to ahrimanic influence,
    • persecution mania, or megalomania, he will develop a whole system of
    • mania. When we speak in the terms of Spiritual Science things must be
    • external man, we consist of physical body, etheric body and astral
    • be so metamorphosed that it will be manifested in the etheric body.
    • whether this human being has previously committed this fault or not.
    • rational soul, as we now encounter them in human beings, are doing
    • depend upon the man himself if he morbidly misunderstands a thing, for
    • his logic may be sound in itself but is reflected in a deformed manner
    • into something external, and then Ahriman works against us through our
    • own etheric body. This shows how Ahriman is drawn by Lucifer to
    • us by Ahriman in the next incarnation, and then it is a question of
    • that of persecution mania will, when again passing through the gate of
    • consequence of this ahrimanic defect, and he will see the absurdity of
    • himself, and which react upon him in a crassly absurd manner, we can
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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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    • the idea that man is urged to seek in the external world for
    • with the great laws of human karma that we at definite periods adopt
    • were not invented before our epoch, for humanity in an earlier epoch
    • these measures. With regard to the great plans of life, human
    • for the whole of human evolution. For these measures do not spring
    • and death, but they spring rather from the general mind of humanity,
    • so we need only remember that when mankind is ripe for it, and not
    • brief summary of the history of human evolution upon earth may prove
    • different from the present human body. This continent was then
    • upon the caprice or the will of mankind, but they arrive when they are
    • urged to seek other effects. Man cannot escape his karma. Through such
    • opportunities and influences. Let us assume that many epidemics and
    • is a fact that, at the present time, many influences and causes are
    • certain karmic matters with which mankind had burdened itself in
    • possibility of man's succumbing to their external effects. We make his
    • which so many people have had such pleasant external conditions as is
    • current of human evolution. But those souls who are truly ripe for
    • Science forms part of mankind's general karma, and as such will take
    • It is thus that we can give an orientation to human karma, but to the
    • — where we see it manifest in the universe, without concerning
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  • Title: Manifestations/Karma: Lecture: Free Will and Karma in the Future of Human Evolution
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    • FREE WILL AND KARMA IN THE FUTURE OF HUMAN EVOLUTION
    • more especially our human influence upon karma, particularly upon that
    • really healed through human assistance by means of remedies or other
    • said that the soul of man can penetrate more or less deeply into
    • in a man the soul penetrates deeper into matter, while in the female
    • soul; so it now permeates the body. Because the human being is then
    • ahrimanic influence, the human substance will in consequence be
    • come under a wrong influence — a luciferic or ahrimanic
    • between these two members of the earthly human existence of which we
    • The man of the present day is generally of the opinion that the answer
    • given are only those which the earth-man can make, and are of
    • significance only to the earth-man.
    • enough. These differences in matter present themselves to man when he
    • electricity, the idea of the elements has been shaken in many ways.
    • being, manifests at one time as gold, at another time as potash, lime,
    • describe as ‘the appearance of matter in manifold forms.’
    • to us does not come out of an inner constitution, but that the manner
    • material existence. If we look at the material human body, that also,
    • out of light. Inasmuch as man is a material being, he is composed of
    • the soul upon earth are modifications, are manifold transformations of
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  • Title: Manifestations/Karma: Lecture: Individual and Human Karma. Karma of the Higher Beings.
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    • INDIVIDUAL AND HUMAN KARMA. KARMA OF THE HIGHER BEINGS.
    • THERE is much still to be said about the various manifestations of
    • karma, man experiences something which is so organised that at every
    • we shall always find that our momentary human inner and outer fate may
    • would be: How is that which human beings do as a society connected
    • great part of civilised humanity, nothing further occurs than that
    • each separate human individual simply lives out his own karma? This is
    • evolution of mankind itself both meaning and significance are to be
    • ask what significance they had in the course of human evolution. In
    • civilisation was only to be attained by humanity at the cost of
    • human evolution. This civilisation had one pronounced shadow-side
    • man might evolve further, the Greek civilisation, for instance, had to
    • forward to the West by means of purely external force. The Roman
    • the evolution of European mankind would not have been possible if the
    • Many events in the evolution of the world can be considered in this
    • our thought only to the traditional, historical documents of humanity,
    • call a plan in the evolution of mankind. We could then survey such a
    • this way we should arrive at a plan of human evolution, so that when
    • by and interwoven with the plan of the evolution of mankind. This
    • well-planned advance of human evolution we must see something which is
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