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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
- him pain and suffering. Now, if our observations are of such a nature
- and has filled it with pain and suffering, we shall never arrive
- the painful events, we cannot then clearly perceive the direct effect,
- painful perhaps now because it appears to us merely as the result of
- If, however, the man is driven somewhere where he has to suffer pain
- Title: Manifestations/Karma: Lecture: Karma and the Animal Kingdom
- beaver; and that he has first, with much pains, to acquire what these
- therefore able to feel pain. But from what has now been said we see
- that they do not possess the power to evolve through pain and through
- the conquest of pain, for they have no individuality. The animals are
- on this account much more to be pitied than us. We have to bear pain,
- but each pain is for us a means to perfection; through overcoming it
- already has the capacity to feel pain but does not yet possess the
- power to raise itself above pain, and to triumph by means of it. That
- organisation when we were capable of feeling pain, but could not yet,
- through overcoming the pain, transform it into something beneficial
- to suffer; he could only give them pain, without being able to give
- Title: Manifestations/Karma: Lecture: Karma in Relation to Disease and Health
- a being they do not experience anything particularly painful. The
- joy or pain, an impression which was accompanied by a feeling.
- the pain which he gave to the other. A kind of self-reproach is
- Title: Manifestations/Karma: Lecture: Natural and Accidental Illness in Relationship to Karma
- that are continuously occupied with the sensation of aches and pains,
- say we don't want to take notice of these aches and pains, for if we
- Title: Manifestations/Karma: Lecture: The Relationships Between Karma and Accidents
- pain, passions, imaginations, and so forth, sink down into the
- we call pain, which we do not have during our waking condition when in
- are without pain. Pain tells us that the astral body is pressing into
- state, and is acquiring consciousness. Such is pain.
- consciousness that is steeped in pain. We must not conclude from this
- that pain and illness invariably go together. Without exception, every
- illness is accompanied by pain. Most people take no notice of this
- be without pain; and when they are without pain they believe
- in the absence of pain, people will believe themselves to be healthy.
- of pain goes always together with illness. Our liver may be damaged
- wall is affected, there will be no pain at all. We may carry a process
- of disease within us which in no way manifests itself through pain.
- are the more serious, for if we experience pain we set to work to rid
- ourselves of it, but when we have no pain we do not greatly trouble to
- What is the position in those cases where there is no pain with
- even more vague than the consciousness of pain. Let us suppose that a
- this causes pain. If a pain is to appear, the consciousness must have
- at least the degree of consciousness of the astral body. A pain must
- be in the astral body; thus, whenever pain arises in the human soul,
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- Title: Manifestations/Karma: Lecture: Forces of Nature, Volcanic Eruptions, Earthquakes and Epidemics in Relation to Karma
- nature of pain, which may be connected with an illness; we also
- least in a certain sense without being accompanied by pain.
- We must now consider the nature of pain in somewhat more detail. We
- must keep before us the fact that pain may become apparent side by
- may not look upon disease and pain as inseparable. We must be aware
- that if pain is connected with an illness, there must be something
- luciferic powers, which add pain to the process resulting from
- regard pain as something which is given us by benevolent forces,
- because through pain we escape from the clutches of these evil powers,
- and do not succumb to them again. If there were no pain connected with
- luciferic forces. Pain, which is the consciousness of the astral body
- have already succumbed. Thus pain becomes our schoolmaster in regard
- But how can pain become our schoolmaster, if we only feel the pain and
- whereby we realise that we are experiencing pain, and that this is
- incarnation, and how the beneficent forces add pain to the organic
- trouble, so that through pain we may educate the subconscious. We may
- therefore say that in every case where pain makes itself felt, we are
- dealing with an illness provoked by the luciferic forces. Pain is a
- pain, it is traceable only to luciferic influences. Pain reveals that
- Only he who has taken the pains to fortify his judgement by trying to
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- Title: Manifestations/Karma: Lecture: Karma of the Higher Beings
- due to the luciferic influence when we are conscious of pain, but we
- appeared successively as a great prophet, a great painter, and a great
- Title: Manifestations/Karma: Lecture: Free Will and Karma in the Future of Human Evolution
- luciferic element, we may say that the ensuing pain, which we have
- temptation coming from Lucifer are experienced karmically and the pain
- consequences working out in pain?
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