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  • Title: Lecture: Mathematics and Occultism.
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    • based upon the correct understanding of the place that Plato assigned
    • spiritually full, which Plato demanded from those who would understand
    • steps in mathematical knowledge for this purpose, and understand
    • understand. He must learn through the elementary mathematical
    • we stand on an important boundary line. We are mathematically led out
    • activity when from the infinitely small we attain an understanding of
    • only then are we able to understand what is the realm of Arupa
    • conditions.” Goethe wishes to understand the qualitative in the
    • same way, only he will be able to understand and rule the
    • mathematics is able to understand how the mathematician builds up the
    • machine, even so little can he who is not an Occultist understand the
  • Title: Address: The Spiritual-Scientific Basis of Goethe's Work
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    • without exaggeration that the German will understand
    • then be shown what an intimate knowledge and understanding of the
    • win his way to a perfect understanding of them must become intimate
    • which can lead us to a full understanding of his working. He felt
    • facts and objects, and that those only can aspire to understand
    • gave might well stand as a paraphrase of the three objectives of the
    • world which he dares not enter, one understands exactly what Goethe
    • Or stand, or walk: formation, transformation
    • one another by a river. The river itself stands for the astral plane. On
    • She stands with regard to our solar system in a
    • friends failed to understand this side of his nature. He describes
    • Goethe could only understand artistic work when based
    • To understand the world is to Goethe to Hue in the spirit of
  • Title: Esoteric Development: Lecture II: The Psychological Foundations of Anthroposophy
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    • Its Standpoint in Relation to the Theory of Knowledge
    • spiritual researcher come to the standpoint of ascribing this
    • super-sensible sphere, and that the understanding of the world
    • life as they proceed before the senses becomes understandable. The
    • essential nature becomes understandable when viewed as the result of
    • rapture, vision, and the like. Misunderstandings arise which may be
    • conclusion that it is a theoretically understandable possibility that
  • Title: Mission of Spiritual Science and Its Building at Dornach
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    • view the consideration of certain misunderstandings, which are known to
    • when it makes its appearance anywhere. It is very easy to understand
    • means of which he thinks he can understand it. Anthroposophy and the
    • a complete misunderstanding if anyone were to think that I, as has been
    • mission of spiritual science itself. It may be quite easy to understand
    • science finds it entirely comprehensible that many misunderstandings
    • misunderstandings. Opinions such as, “It is mere imagination; it
    • complete misunderstanding of the real aims of this spiritual science or
    • be carefully kept in view, if we wish to understand the real
    • that as a normal human being he is all the time standing by. The
    • spirit. It is a complete misunderstanding of spiritual science to think
    • emphasise this misunderstanding sharply. Nothing less than the exact
    • mention misunderstandings which I know to be prevalent, and to indicate
    • real spiritual beings, we arrive at being able completely to understand
    • makes every effort to understand the being of Christ, and that in doing
    • cannot enter into many other misunderstandings which have been spread
    • fig-tree. I can do but one thing when these misunderstandings fly about
    • other misunderstandings, which could easily be refuted. I will only
    • notwithstanding that the teaching of Copernicus is not in the
    • whether perhaps the numerous misunderstandings which exist with regard
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  • Title: Lecture: Human Life in the Light of Spiritual Science
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    • no serious intention of really learning to understand what it condemns. In
    • Spiritual Science, stands directly before our eyes.
    • understand why such outsiders come to a negative conclusion at the outset.
    • themselves capable of answering spiritual questions from the standpoint of
    • is incapable of understanding matter and consciousness, the two poles so to
    • understand; the experiment seems so illuminating. Yet there is one
    • class teacher not standing there, revolving the pin. But since everything
    • presenting this experiment to an audience should give them to understand
    • authority notwithstanding. I will give you an example, the same one which is
    • which flows from such observations we learn to understand how human
    • They were all designed to show that he simply did not understand the things
    • spirit from the standpoint of those scientists who had decisively rejected
    • with the problems of life. Proof is adduced in this book from the standpoint
    • Fidei, as soon as we understand this concept in the correct sense of the
  • Title: Article: Knowledge of the State Between Death and a New Birth
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    • A spiritual investigator with a feeling for, and an understanding of
    • join the ranks of those who, from the standpoint of their ‘spiritual
    • their own standpoint so much the higher the more every kind of Natural
    • this erroneous belief lies the source of innumerable misunderstandings
    • stand, in their outlook on life, on the ‘firm ground of Natural
    • spiritual world. It is quite understandable that such a thinker begins
    • an understanding of its vital nerve. He will have to admit that this
    • The error which casts befogging misunderstandings in the way of
    • one understands only too well that those whose habits of thought have
    • weaving in illusions or hallucinations. Only he can fully understand
    • observer stands before an outer fact of Nature — intensive soul
    • And for this very reason a comprehensive understanding of
    • understanding of spiritual life  . . . . ”
    • Brentano Psychologie vom empirischen Standpunkt, 1874 page 20.
  • Title: Lecture: Human Life in the Light of Spiritual Science
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    • no serious intention of really learning to understand what it condemns. In
    • Spiritual Science, stands directly before our eyes.
    • understand why such outsiders come to a negative conclusion at the outset.
    • themselves capable of answering spiritual questions from the standpoint of
    • is incapable of understanding matter and consciousness, the two poles so to
    • understand; the experiment seems so illuminating. Yet there is one
    • class teacher not standing there, revolving the pin. But since everything
    • presenting this experiment to an audience should give them to understand
    • authority notwithstanding. I will give you an example, the same one which is
    • which flows from such observations we learn to understand how human
    • They were all designed to show that he simply did not understand the things
    • spirit from the standpoint of those scientists who had decisively rejected
    • with the problems of life. Proof is adduced in this book from the standpoint
    • Fidei, as soon as we understand this concept in the correct sense of the
  • Title: Article: Luciferic & Ahrimanic in their Relation to Man
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    • of the thirties does man develop an understanding for his inner life
    • understands itself — are impenetrable for ordinary
    • other. If one perceives how the soul stands in the struggle between
    • there stands another, which though not originally inherent in man's
    • which man as a cognitive and active being stands to the world, can
    • one who stands before a mirror and observes the image he produces. A
    • life to withstand this force, there always follows an epoch in which
    • understands that misunderstanding and opposition can arise in
    • is the misunderstanding which arises because, owing to the
    • into the Luciferic. Whoever maintains this, lacks the understanding
    • half-intentional, misunderstanding of human nature. If attention is
  • Title: Lecture: Mathematics and Occultism.
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    • based upon the correct understanding of the place that Plato assigned
    • spiritually full, which Plato demanded from those who would understand
    • steps in mathematical knowledge for this purpose, and understand
    • understand. He must learn through the elementary mathematical
    • we stand on an important boundary line. We are mathematically led out
    • activity when from the infinitely small we attain an understanding of
    • only then are we able to understand what is the realm of Arupa
    • conditions.” Goethe wishes to understand the qualitative in the
    • same way, only he will be able to understand and rule the
    • mathematics is able to understand how the mathematician builds up the
    • machine, even so little can he who is not an Occultist understand the
  • Title: Aufsatz: Philosophie und Anthroposophie
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    • ganz naturgemäß an zwei Klippen, deren Widerstand es überwinden muß, wenn es
    • den zwei Klippen auch wirklich Widerstand empfindet, an welche die menschliche
    • Umstand verführt, gemeint hat, das Sein zu ergreifen: zuletzt erweist sich das
    • nicht aber als etwas, das im Stande wäre, die wahre Wirklichkeit zu erfassen
    • mancher im Irrtum. Gerade ihr gegenüber ist man imstande, auch aus äußerlichen
    • Weltgeschehen weniger in innerem Erleben als vielmehr in der von dem Verstande
    • Menschheitsentwickelung auftretenden Verstandesfähigkeit durchsetzten. Wie
    • sie auch nennen könnte, wo die Scholastik in der Blüte stand. Diese Zeit fand
    • aber objektiv darüber, so liegt die Wahrscheinlichkeit nahe, mißverstanden zu
    • zugänglich, als der Gedanke imstande ist, das, was geoffenbart wurde, zu
    • nach und nach von einer anderen Seite ein Gegner erstanden war.
    • Galilei heraufkam, da war der mißverstandene Aristotelismus eine wahre
    • aber vom Standpunkte der neuen Zeit erscheinen sie uns begreiflich; es hatte
    • auch rationalistischen Glaubensstandpunkt zu gewinnen gegenüber dem, was man
    • Jahrhunderts gefangen hat. Wir wollen einmal untersuchen, wie das zustande
    • einwandfrei feststand: Das, was ich im Vorstellen ergreife, geht immer nur bis
    • heute durch all das denkerische Wesen, das unter dem Einflusse Kants entstanden
    • (Entelechien) universalen Bestand hat. Und diese - die Universalia in re - sind
    • ein Gebilde des die verschiedenen Einzel-Wölfe zusammenfassenden Verstandes, sondern
    • Bewegung und aus der Anthroposophie selbst heraus erst wiederum verstanden
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  • Title: Address: The Spiritual-Scientific Basis of Goethe's Work
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    • without exaggeration that the German will understand
    • then be shown what an intimate knowledge and understanding of the
    • win his way to a perfect understanding of them must become intimate
    • which can lead us to a full understanding of his working. He felt
    • facts and objects, and that those only can aspire to understand
    • gave might well stand as a paraphrase of the three objectives of the
    • world which he dares not enter, one understands exactly what Goethe
    • Or stand, or walk: formation, transformation
    • one another by a river. The river itself stands for the astral plane. On
    • She stands with regard to our solar system in a
    • friends failed to understand this side of his nature. He describes
    • Goethe could only understand artistic work when based
    • To understand the world is to Goethe to Hue in the spirit of
  • Title: Article: Supersensible Knowledge
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    • THERE are two experiences whence the soul may gain an understanding
    • Self-consciousness that is bound to the bodily nature, stands in the
    • understanding into the supersensible domain, the two experiences above
    • meditation were unaccompanied by another. We come to an understanding
    • knowledge, does one become able to understand the real meaning of man's
    • difficulties of understanding, faculties of soul which would otherwise
    • dominates it is quite unfitted to open out an understanding of, or to
  • Title: Oswald Spengler: Article I: Spengler's "Perspectives of World History"
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    • measured by a standard of horse-power. ... As the horse power
    • something about itself when it understands how it conceives the
    • understand the letter.
    • mirror-pictures are related to the objects which stand before
    • deficiency. If it understands itself in its greatness and
    • element. The machine stands there cold and alien, a triumph of
    • “reliable” cognition. Besides it stands man
  • Title: Oswald Spengler: Article II: The Flight From Thinking
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    • imagination stands before the men of the Occident as the
    • understanding of the forming of plants, he demanded the
    • spectator of life. This spectator-standpoint shows itself
    • how, with this thinking, he stands outside of life. But life is
    • their awakeness they stand there perplexed.
    • him. He understands them, yet he refuses to come to those
  • Title: Oswald Spengler: Article III: Spengler's Physiognomic View of History
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    • Spengler's opinion, stands in the midst of it. Occidental
  • Title: Oswald Spengler: Article IV: Spengler's Spirit-Deserted History
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    • [The German word Stand seems best
    • describing the cultural-historic standpoint which derives its
    • is the expression; the city-spirit is understanding become
    • equally untrue from a wider standpoint. For the process of
  • Title: Lecture Series: William Shakespeare
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    • knowledge of the theatre and the deepest understanding for theatrical
    • with a certain understanding for the representation of the personality
    • standpoint of the actor. This is a clear proof that Shakespeare, the
    • It is consequently useless to ask what Shakespeare's own standpoint
  • Title: Lecture: William Shakespeare
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    • the deepest understanding for theatrical effects.
    • certain understanding for the representation of the personality
    • completely conceived from the standpoint of the actor. This is a
    • consequently useless to ask what Shakespeare's own standpoint may
  • Title: Schiller and Our Times: Lecture I: Schiller's Life and Characteristic Quality
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    • questions have become so pressing that we no longer understand
    • standpoint.
    • significant for his life. We cannot understand Schiller wholly
    • himself the question how we have to understand the working of
    • many a book which we do not understand, but which we may
    • perhaps understand better some years hence.
    • personality stand towards the world? How is the soul to find
  • Title: Schiller and Our Times: Lecture II: Schiller's Work and its Changing Phases
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    • stands opposed to the demands of the world as they were
    • Carlos, he works his way to another standpoint. We may look
    • understand his standpoint yet more deeply if we delay a moment
    • whole of nature and to understand him in that relation. It is
    • expression in Giordano Bruno, the Pythagorean. He stands
    • lost and thus to an understanding of Goethe. Schiller describes
  • Title: Schiller and Our Times: Lecture III: Schiller and Goethe
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    • were quite incapable of understanding each other. In fact, when
    • could not understand how Goethe could represent Egmont,
    • spirit was based. He wished to find the right standpoint.
    • sentimental art.” An artist who still stands in relation
    • to understand the great. It is hardly credible to-day what
  • Title: Schiller and Our Times: Lecture IV: Schiller's Weltanschauung and his Wallenstein


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    • have to understand this point in Schiller thoroughly if we wish
    • to understand the greatness of his personality aright. There is
    • standpoint. But he is still unsatisfied, for none but God
    • could, he feels, regard the world from this standpoint. Is it
    • idea under the influence of which Schiller stands which does
  • Title: Schiller and Our Times: Lecture V: Schiller, the Greek Drama and Nietzsche
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    • we really understand Wallenstein.
    • standpoint which Schiller believed he had achieved. We
    • heavy standard which, like a man, you would not let go. Then I
  • Title: Schiller and Our Times: Lecture VI: Schiller's Later Plays
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    • stand far above humanity, and only because she is a maid, has
    • into our pedagogic system. If we are to understand Schiller's
    • had found himself. He stands in the presence of his mother, who
  • Title: Schiller and Our Times: Lecture VII: Schiller's Influence during the Nineteenth Century
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    • understand remarks like that of Friedrich v. Schlegel in his
    • importance for the understanding of German art is immeasurable.
    • romantic theory; we can only understand him if we can
    • understand what the romantic school was after. The Romantics
    • for instance, Ludwig Tieck wrote, with understanding and
    • at the time. It was a unique standpoint which Schiller, and the
  • Title: Schiller and Our Times: Lecture VIII: What can the present learn from Schiller
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    • man who can rise to subtle spiritual heights. To understand
    • fought his way to an understanding of Schiller by his learning
    • to the truly Schillerian problems; nor can it understand how
    • with what Schiller stands for. As I said, the artists of an
    • idealist standpoint: — the very views he had formerly
    • such a development we shall understand how Schiller stands in
    • neither by science nor by art; no one understands nowadays what
    • for we understand by the true what Schiller called the
    • understand a lower level, but not vice versa. You will
    • always find that men whose standpoint is that of idealism are
    • A man whose standpoint is that of Schiller can judge modern art
    • contrariwise, understand the idealist.
    • again, because we have forgotten how to understand what goes
    • understand an art which seeks to unveil the secrets of
    • there is a new ideal of freedom we can learn to understand
    • must understand harmony in Schiller's sense, het us measure the
    • this age of ours is to understand Schiller properly, it must
    • have no understanding for him. Only when we have attained to
    • such an understanding of Schiller will there be men, who, like
  • Title: Schiller and Our Times: Lecture IX: Schiller and Idealism
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    • in Germany comes in here because Schiller stands in close
    • standpoint of abstract philosophy. Schiller, in his Aesthetic
    • difficult to understand what was meant by that; and
    • The idea was not understood because men did not understand from
    • purification, the Katharsis, stands beyond sympathy and
    • antipathy. The spectator should stand before a work of art with
    • must stand as a pattern before us. That has been the whole
  • Title: Spiritual Teachings of Soul/World: Course I: Lecture I: The Eternal and the Transient in the Human Being
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    • this question is answered. The standpoint of somebody to the cultural
    • of the present time lets me take a stand in his sense against his conclusions.
    • the question also from the standpoint of science. It can form the basis
    • life by means of long exercise to understand the truth in higher sense.
    • forms his judgment quickly also about that which he does not understand
    • additional instruction. Somebody who understands something of it knows
    • problems. If you see it that way, you understand why the modern natural
    • quite different tasks. Nevertheless, I stand before you, the same which
    • part is the eternal. It is the task of the spiritual to understand this
    • physical forms owe their origin to the development. Today we understand
    • we understand them only apart, not from themselves, but from their ancestors.
    • If one pursues the temporal development of the types, one understands
    • what stands in space before us. We see the development through millions
    • of later soul successors. We will understand that the law of heredity
    • we understand the naturalists better.
    • the human being is able to understand the eternal laws of nature. He
    • as the theosophist understands it. This concept is new and old at the
  • Title: Spiritual Teachings of Soul/World: Course I: Lecture II: The Origin of the Soul
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    • exposes himself to misunderstandings and attacks from two sides. Above
    • all, the theosophist, who speaks from his standpoint, from the standpoint
    • got lost, and science has not yet found it. Today, theosophy stands
    • We stand with regard to the soul on the same standpoint as the scientists
    • hard to understand for the human beings. Our observation is directed
    • the human beings understand the truth of the external research so easily
    • to the soul, he believes to be able to understand everything out of
    • one stands more distant to this knowledge only than our ancestors in
    • of the universe. Theosophy stands there on the ground which just corresponds
    • because the human beings would not understand their language. The great
  • Title: Spiritual Teachings of Soul/World: Course I: Lecture III: The Nature of God from the Theosophical Standpoint
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    • The Nature of God from the Theosophical Standpoint
    • Theosophical Standpoint
    • He realised that he did not understand God using his intellect. That
    • it. Goethe says: he cannot understand how somebody would want to immediately
    • leads us gradually to the understanding of the primary foundation of
    • other; the one stands above the other. We have the obligation to ascend
    • believe to understand truth — which Goethe regards as identical
    • stands higher than the living sensation of the divine wisdom which always
    • As incredible it sounds, the materialists stand on the level of such
    • to look with the senses and understand with his mind speaks that way
    • life deeper than we are able today standing within the western life
    • concept of God clear in his mind in a profound way. If you understand
  • Title: Spiritual Teachings of Soul/World: Course II: Lecture I: The Epistemological Basis of Theosophy I
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    • the depths of its conviction. I can understand absolutely that somebody
    • on understands and conceives — this is my innermost conviction
    • — that a real, true understanding of this philosophical development
    • understand this philosophy only if you understand it from its preconditions.
    • One can understand what has flowed from Kant’s philosophy only
    • if one understands it from its bases. Who understands how Kant came
    • because all things we recognise are only phenomena who understands this
    • can also understand the development of the philosophy of the 19th century,
    • he also understands the objections which can be made against theosophy,
    • What you believe that it stands before you, is nothing else than the
  • Title: Spiritual Teachings of Soul/World: Course II: Lecture II: The Epistemological Basis of Theosophy II
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    • one cannot understand from their point of view how the human being can find
    • stands before me, I have only oscillations as stimuli and then an image of my
  • Title: Spiritual Teachings of Soul/World: Course II: Lecture III: The Epistemological Basis of Theosophy III
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    • they lead to, but do not understand this as a disproof of the different points
    • of view that it is impossible to have an overview of another standpoint. I want
    • position himself on the standpoint of the naturalists. If he had set his name
    • again for a test on the standpoint of the subjectivist epistemology which leads
    • realism according to which that which stands before me is the true, while the
    • If one had to stop at this standpoint
    • positions himself on the standpoint: I myself know myself as a willing one.
    • You will immediately understand
    • shines. I wrote a book. Those who read the book and understand it are welcome
    • Then somebody who stands on the ground of subjectivist epistemology would have
    • to say to himself if he stands before a telephone: the gentleman in Hamburg
    • a deeper and clearer standpoint compared with the modern view.
    • It is not their task to be fully objective. Only the judge objectively standing
    • and Schopenhauer’s epistemologies are on the standpoint of naive realism.
    • being, we can fully position ourselves on the standpoint which Kant and Schopenhauer
    • too. I have reported that Schopenhauer, Kant, the Neo-Kantians stand on the
    • even if they still believe to have got beyond the naive realism, stand with
    • can also position himself on the standpoint of the academic philosophy but have
    • to understand it better than the academic philosophers themselves. Then everybody
    • will also find the way to theosophy, even if he stands on an opposing point
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  • Title: Spiritual Teachings of Soul/World: Course I: Lecture IV: Theosophy and Christianity
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    • or rather, it is my task to characterise the standpoint of the Theosophical
    • whose heart is connected with Christianity. On the contrary, those who understand
    • only to understand one matter: to understand how the living word, the light
    • Just the representatives of such materialistic views will believe to understand
    • scholarship, all wisdom, all knowledge was to be used to understand this unique
    • which stands at the beginning of Christianity only as a human being and wants
    • to understand everything that one regards as dogma as imagination floating in
    • how we have to understand “the Word became flesh” used by John above
    • all. You do not really understand the other Gospels if you do not take St. John’s
    • It becomes clear to us easily if we understand St. John’s Gospel correctly.
    • on the St. Matthew’s Gospel. Now we understand why the birth of Christ
    • That is why we can understand that
    • What did they understand by the
    • fulfilled itself. If we look at this, we stand completely on the ground of theosophy.
    • stands there as a unique one in the world, to the materialistic world view;
    • the fact that the way of understanding the founder of Christianity is not found
    • this; they wanted to go this way to understand the living Word.
    • that it has also approached the highest religious truth and tried to understand
    • the spirit and its contents as the naturalist tries to understand the external
    • of the entire Christian teaching. Somebody who understands the Communion in
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  • Title: Spiritual Teachings of Soul/World: Course IV: Lecture I: Theosophy and Spiritism
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    • characterises the standpoint of psychology in the second half of the 19th century
    • This fact must be appreciated completely if one wants to understand the development
    • have to behave from the theosophical standpoint to the enthusiastic welcomers
    • basic laws, the chemical constitution of our elements who did not only stand
    • for themselves. But also for them the development will not come to a standstill.
    • whereas we stand with our consciousness above that sphere today. We really come
    • Somebody who stands in the theosophical movement and has direct knowledge of
    • few have so much self-knowledge that they understand the origin and the determination
  • Title: Spiritual Teachings of Soul/World: Course IV: Lecture II: Theosophy and Somnambulism
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    • still acts emotionally, is still within certain conditions of the soul. We understand
    • that the soul when the usual daytime consciousness is extinguished stands under
    • where they understand nothing of that which takes place in their surroundings
    • we to understand such phenomena? You know perhaps that there are many people
    • senses do not perceive, and we can understand the actions, about which we have
    • If a person stands before you and
    • If we understand this composition
    • light, and one understands this picture as a mental picture; that is why I realise
    • dream state? One can understand that only if one does not consider the human
    • being of the things themselves, then you would stand in the wisdom of nature,
    • world like somebody who stands on a meadow and has a view in all directions
    • to the somnambulists. You can stand before this somnambulist and can say to
    • And what she won’t discover to your understanding
  • Title: Spiritual Teachings of Soul/World: Course V: Lecture I: What Does the Modern Human Being Find in Theosophy?
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    • spiritual and astral worlds? Most of the human beings of today understand that
    • to the touching hand how can one understand this or that with the reason. He
    • which this sensory experience can give us. We want to understand how this sensory
    • If you try to understand this perpetually
    • understand how a lily comes into being if not another lily releases the forces
    • to the creation of a new lily, just as little we can understand how the surging
    • to understand the perpetual change of the figures in connection with the unchanging
    • of the external forms. Yes, we would never understand this world of forms if
    • we did not understand them from our mind. However, somebody who lives only in
    • understands the spirit in the other human being; he understands him only if
  • Title: Spiritual Teachings of Soul/World: Course III: Lecture I: Theosophical Teachings of the Soul. Part I: Body and Soul
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    • Aristotle; because they have grown up now and understand science, they must
    • old psychology from the standpoint of science were well-versed in former lines
    • stands there before me? Are your hands, your legs Nagasena? No. Is your sensations,
    • ability in Greece, in the Greek philosophy you must understand that you come
    • wants to understand the being of the soul academically, there is no other access
    • understand how the wisdom of the soul was cultivated in the ancient Egyptian
    • of development. He stood completely on the standpoint of the theory of evolution.
    • Riddles of the World by Haeckel, the first pages where he stands on the
    • follows with deep understanding what Aristotle now builds up on this physical-lawful
    • animal soul to the human soul. It is infinitely easy to understand that. Nothing
    • rather than on understanding: the human being is able to do mathematics.
    • things clear in his mind and understands what I meant when I said that in the
    • He cannot understand this development as natural as the development of the soul
    • consequences of the scientific world view, indeed, from the spiritual standpoint
    • understand this natural development of the human being. However, we must not
    • has to understand in its truth and validity.
    • Then one understands the human soul if one conceives it in this sense that
  • Title: Spiritual Teachings of Soul/World: Course III: Lecture II: Theosophical Teachings of the Soul. Part II: Soul and Human Destiny
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    • true that we have to understand the soul phenomena also as outflows of the mechanical
    • activity of our brain like we have to understand the processes of a clockwork,
    • If we have got this standpoint clear
    • human being. That means that as many people stand before us as many inside worlds
    • are before us which we can only understand from their deepest inner nature which
    • being, the soul researcher, has to ask himself if he wants to understand the
    • organs of the animal which stands before us.
    • whether the father, the son or the grandson stands before us. If we want to
    • We would have to look at the single animal, which stands in perfect creation,
    • in particular form before us, as a miracle if we did not understand it in its
    • from the body of an animal to its bodily ancestors to understand the origin
    • on the standpoints of the modern theory of evolution that he lets develop the
    • now. The soul is inexplicable from mere physical processes. One can never understand
    • results from, then we can never understand this human being studying his origin
    • single personal human soul — which stands with its private life of desire
    • and from that to previous predecessors. As well as we understand a species if
    • we trace it back to its ancestors, we understand the soul if we trace back it
    • to join the standpoint of soul development. If an honest researcher cannot decide
    • come by themselves from the standpoint of modern research to this teaching of
    • We understand the single life as
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  • Title: Spiritual Teachings of Soul/World: Course III: Lecture III: Theosophical Teachings of the Soul. Part III: Soul and Mind
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    • Socrates facing death stands before
    • longer be in the body which stands before his disciples. In few hours, Socrates
    • it clear to his disciples that he who will no longer stand before them in few
    • that this Socrates who yet stands before them cannot be that who transmitted
    • If only that disappears which stands before the senses, then this remains unchanged
    • Why do the disciples understand
    • This gives us the sense to understand
    • tried to bring up disciples for understanding of these questions, one demanded
    • that way stands or sits before the hypnotist, motionless, without impression
    • of mind, soul and body is essential that the mind of the human being understands
    • the environment, the sensory reality only because the soul provides this understanding.
    • state. That means nothing else than: his mind sleeps. Now we understand why
    • has to fulfil a higher ideal. He fulfils this ideal if he understands the mysterious,
    • but obvious principle of the complete selflessness and understands the effacement
    • adolescent human being with a true, holy shyness and understands the words of
    • stands before us in infinite distance. He is on the way which the theosophical
  • Title: Spiritual Teachings of Soul/World: Course V: Lecture II: What Do Our Scholars Know about Theosophy?
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    • the essential part, the lack of understanding, combined with a certain narrow-mindedness,
    • appears over and over again. It is no longer standard today to burn heretics,
    • for the standpoint of our contemporaries to theosophy.
    • — because it cannot understand it better — as rapture and as a completely
    • this scholarship. The theosophist stands on a point of view and has to stand
    • and matter, Eduard von Hartmann tried to understand it in such a way that the
    • Unconscious from the Standpoint of the Theory of Evolution and Darwinism.
    • is able to understand the true, real science any time as Eduard von Hartmann
    • could understand his adversaries. The reverse is not so easy in the one and
    • the other case. However, we have also to understand where from this could come
    • rather short, and I would have hardly needed to stand before you longer than
    • — Somebody who understands the matters will never maintain that any human
    • to understand what the spiritual researcher has found. Mind you, one needs the
    • clear, logical human mind going up to the last consequences to understand them.
    • that he cannot understand what theosophy maintains has not yet thought enough
    • about it. On the contrary, we can better understand what science maintains today.
    • Just what we understand, if we stop at true science, about the facts of nature,
    • to understand them, we can never understand them if we approach them only with
    • We can understand what true science delivers to us if we know the true science
    • by Ernst Haeckel, for example, becomes only understandable if one has theosophy
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  • Title: Spiritual Teachings of Soul/World: Course IV: Lecture III: The History of Spiritism
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    • through. I try only to characterise with few lines what one has to understand
    • only somebody can completely understand this who occupies himself not in such
    • the Council of Nicaea know what I mean, and also those who understand the words
    • must be able to answer them with understanding. These questions and also their
    • temple of wisdom, on the mountain of reason. — Understanding this sentence
    • Now we also stand already at the
    • nothing new! We take an overview of this later and understand it then also better.
    • He tried there to understand everything in such a way that he did justice to
    • claims, we see a mixture of the purely Christian standpoint with the standpoint
    • standpoint as a manifestation of spiritistic manipulations and stood up for
    • could not stand; there an idea of development had to intervene. Davis was informed
    • the modern human being must understand the what, the why and the where to of
    • I could speak in detail of the fact that still quite different powers stand
    • those who understand nothing of the matter can say that he became mad when he
    • faced these facts tried to understand them in his way. The Christian faith found
    • the standpoints of the material thinking which assesses everything only according
    • to understand that the human way, this sensory way to be — to see with
    • founded by Mrs. Helena Petrowna Blavatsky to open an understanding of the ways.
    • Somebody who gets a better understanding
    • Scientific Standpoint (1884), cf. R. Steiner mentions him in CW 169
  • Title: Spiritual Teachings of Soul/World: Course IV: Lecture IV: The History of Hypnotism and Somnambulism
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    • You know that one understands hypnotism
    • chairs, and the heaviest man can still stand on this rigid body.
    • expertise, understands it, and he will even meet somebody with mistrust who
    • touch with hands, and cannot deduce with reason. You understand that the official
    • took offence at matters which one could not understand. Hence, Mesmer’s
    • those who exercised his methods. Who knows something about these matters understands
    • You understand now where the societies
    • not understand a lot of it, so that the learnt Preyer said still in 1877 if
    • Thus the understanding of the other analgesic had got lost for long time. Only
    • behind the phenomena is something that they do not understand. And those who
    • to have, otherwise, the highest respect, had this standpoint. I only mention
    • than one thinks usually. Then one understands a lot of our surroundings. Then
    • Then we also understand our ancestors
    • time before which he stands there reverentially. Our ideal must be that our
    • knowledge seizes our whole being that we stand before the highest truth and
  • Title: Spiritual Teachings of Soul/World: Course V: Lecture III: Is Theosophy Unscientific?
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    • a time this misunderstanding weighs a lot. Thus it must upset the theosophist
    • Hence, we have to understand how
    • To understand completely how immense
    • has often said: he represents the standpoint of science against the medieval
    • opinion in the first time when one said that one must understand life from matter,
    • he himself would have conceded that it is impossible to understand life from
    • see. We understand a thing because we have reason and apply it to get a world
    • so-called astral world has awoken. The human being stands then as a being of
    • should not deny this world of the pure spirit who stands on the standpoint of
    • inner look gets darker, is forced back by a world which can no longer understand
    • a tolerant world view. That is why the big principle of tolerance stands at
    • the head of our movement. It would be a misunderstanding if one wanted to assess
  • Title: Spiritual Teachings of Soul/World: Course V: Lecture IV: Is Theosophy Buddhist Propaganda?
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    • who stands, for example, on the Christian point of view asks himself rightly:
    • conditions? And someone who stands on the point of view of modern science may
    • stands on the title-page of Sinnett’s book, but this Buddhism would not
    • If we understand the term “Budhism”
    • of words and books. It is that which everybody understands who is on a certain
    • necessary, but not yet easily understandable concatenation of world-historical
    • of the West. It has forced back the understanding of the esoteric, of the spiritual,
    • century only very little understanding was there of a more profound wisdom.
    • stand in reverence and admiration because if we look at them the forces are
    • it flows out from one being to the others. However, we stand to Jesus, Hermes,
    • and Buddha not in such a way as we stand to science, but in such a way that
    • we stand with them in a common life that we live and work in them. On the other
    • currents does not understand the theosophical movement in the right way. We
    • If we understand this, we also realise
    • is the big misunderstanding that one believes that one has to swear on the words
    • and women who understand the theosophical life who understand that it does not
    • understand it according to his progress and the conditions of time.
    • show that to us. They announced to the peoples what they could understand at
    • new Buddhism, as if we wanted to do Buddhist propaganda. Those who understand
    • who know how it really stands with the theosophical movement do not look at
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    • standard of living will automatically improve. — in terns of
    • wholly entangled with external form. This is the lowest standpoint.
    • Again I do not say this in a derogatory sense, for every standpoint is
    • he is able to understand life even when it seems to annihilate itself
    • get the mastery over life when death stands at its end like a barrier,
    • surmounted this standpoint of materialism. In the novel The Death
    • And here we find a remarkable understanding of death, not as theory or
    • to understand anything of the life he postulates as a given reality.
    • understand life by investigating and observing it in form, we shall
    • not understand it at all. — Tolstoy investigates what the human
    • thought. — If you would truly understand form, you must look into
    • understand the form we can never penetrate to the actual life; but we
    • shall understand the forms if, starting from life, we then pass to the
    • From this standpoint Tolstoy strives for a complete renewal of all
    • is to lead men to a higher level, to a higher standard of life. And
    • prosperity increases, will also have a higher ethical standard. All
    • of the human soul. He does not say: Man's ethical standard is raised
    • spiritual science were we unable to understand such a phenomenon
    • ancient wisdom? Because this ancient wisdom teaches us to understand
    • that we shall live it, and learn to understand what is round
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  • Title: Lecture: The Inner Development of Man
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    • difference between arriving at an understanding of the concepts
    • human soul and spirit must undergo for attainment of the understanding
    • mystic trains himself to acquire understanding of soul and spirit
    • understanding of these on one's own. This is the big question that now
    • around itself. How are we to understand this? If reincarnation is a
    • understanding of it can be gained if one lives one's life as if karma
    • difficult to attain an uncritical attitude, but understanding must
    • everything. How can we look understandingly into somebody's being? We
    • should not condemn but understand the criminal's personality,
    • understand the criminal and the saint equally well. Empathy for each
    • understanding for fellowmen, the spiritual organ located in the
    • say today might be considered as difficult to understand by some, and
    • must have lost the power to wound. Before the soul can stand in
  • Title: Esoteric Development: Lecture VII: The Great Initiates
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    • understanding of anthroposophists and of those who practice
    • his own capacity for knowledge, from the point at which it stands, as
    • says: “I stand today at a certain point in human knowledge,
    • being of man as he stands before us today, it is essentially
    • a student of the mysteries — that man as he stands before us
    • into the aura out of this self-consciousness. A man who stands at a
    • One must understand this
    • so to speak, in this physical world. One must not misunderstand this.
    • man today standing at the average stage can only say “I”
    • senses and the understanding. But what is offered in the Hermetic
    • stands for earthly mankind, the earth itself. Before man was
    • could understand, that is to say in pictures of what the
    • Elsa of Brabant stands for the soul of the city, the womanly element
    • this standpoint that they have been able to speak in as inspired a
  • Title: Two Essays on Haeckel: Essay II: Haeckel, "The Riddle of the Universe," Theosophy
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    • standpoint the “gospel” derived from Haeckel's
    • will understand that I speak here without prejudice, for I
    • understand how all the events and occurrences which then
    • standing high above man — a being farther removed from
    • man. He who understands how to add the Spirit to what is
    • How do understanding, reason, and
    • science means to ‘understand’ this atomic motion to its
    • understanding of man. Even as a miniature firmament of stars
    • colour. We make no objection to the standpoint of natural
    • able to understand those passages, for instance, occurring in
    • From the physical standpoint theosophy also acknowledges the
    • standard of morality and of considerable intellectuality. We
    • descended from one who was of the standard described? Never! We
    • the same standard as either of the brothers, and in that case
  • Title: Riddles of the World: Lecture I: Haeckel, the Riddles of the World and Theosophy
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    • standpoint. In principle, the theosophical or
    • discoveries materialistically. Then you understand the
    • penetrate from the scientific standpoint to the questions of
    • one could also understand the whole world from that which one
    • psychologist understands all phenomena, which appear in it
    • with the apes. At that time, one could understand that in no
    • understand these atomic movements down to the last detail.
    • look. What one did not understand is the origin of feeling and
    • need to say, we shall not know, ignorabimus. We can understand
    • the sleeping human being. However, no naturalist can understand
    • point of view on which he stands today. It is possible that
    • from this point of view can understand him. For example, one
    • standing, intellectually significant. Assume that you can
    • only that God whom he understands. Goethe lets the Earth Spirit
  • Title: Riddles of the World: Lecture II: Our International Situation. War, Peace and Spiritual Science
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    • understand that this could be expressed and could be
    • circumstances that a personality that stands for the present on
    • however, we understand these facts only correctly if we light
    • here: you must make a fact clear to yourselves to understand
    • passions, so that everybody understands that the same soul
    • understand how the idea of the future is combined with the idea
    • has such a care of love in even nicer words, if one understands
  • Title: Lecture Series: The Situation of the World
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    • power of judgment and understanding, what we name idealism; the
    • understanding. For this is not possible, the very
    • understanding, the heart itself, provide in idealism the mask
    • This might stand as an objection, if something quite different
    • extraordinary standpoint, by
    • the soul's passions and instincts stands behind this struggle
    • understanding for this mutual support and assistance among
    • independence brought him to the point of standing in the midst
    • the same stage on which I am standing now, or he will do so one
  • Title: Riddles of the World: Lecture III: Basic Concepts of Theosophy. Soul and Spirit of the Human Being
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    • as a particular entity. The least understanding is there today
    • come to an understanding first of all about what we understand,
    • ideas to understand it. However, on the other side, the idea of
    • thing that occupies our present humanity that the understanding
    • a human being stands before you, you will admit without further
    • human being may stand before you and another beside him. What
    • be there if one did not perceive it? Would I not stand also in
    • to the senses. If a person stands before a blind person and
    • as the room in which a human being stands is dark for a blind
    • understanding of the supersensible because it is a necessary
    • we understand by such eternal contents of thought.
    • understand how much of that which you imagine would also apply
    • visible that stands before us. If you have received the inner
    • bodily that stands before. As true as it is that this body that
    • understands only properly if one makes such requirements as we
    • the spiritual-scientific worldview can understand him. I could
    • perceive the things; you also want to understand them. This is
    • understand must have originated from a thought, otherwise the
    • understand and perceive the worldview, the whole environment.
    • interspersed with the soul. While the human being stands as a
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  • Title: Riddles of the World: Lecture VI: The Basic Concepts of Theosophy. Human Races
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    • continents. The volcanic formations that stand out of the ocean
    • behind got to conditions, which they did not stand. Hence, they
    • back to the former times, we understand that that which we were
    • matter becomes much more understandable, if we look into it
    • that way. Then we understand that the Indian population of
    • you pale-faces, you do not understand what the Great Spirit
    • population in the connection with it, we could understand this
    • can understand our race if we pursue it in two currents, which
    • east. The Slavic and the Germanic peoples stand between;
    • understand this Christianity in its peculiar figure. In Greece,
    • development gets an even higher sense and we understand that it
    • solution of these riddles more and more and we can understand
    • Hence, we also understand the principle to found the core of a
    • learn to understand one thing more and more, namely how deep
  • Title: Riddles of the World: Lecture VII: The Core of Wisdom in the Religions
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    • religion at first, which one cannot understand, actually, as
    • differently to become understandable in this or that form to
    • understanding. It was announced to humanity in broad outlines
    • what stands above it. I, however — the Brahman said to
    • the spirit hosts — I have no name which stands above me.
    • being stands today. Once there must have been a longing that
    • necessary stage on which we stand today. As true and inevitable
    • Christianity. If you understand this really, you find this
    • truth also expressed in it. If you correctly understand the
    • theology tells that one could no longer understand later when
  • Title: Lecture: Brotherhood and the Fight for Survival
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    • standard Microsoft spelling dictionary and using it requires the
    • Middle Ages. Those human beings who could not stand the bonded
    • You can see out of what I have said what understanding of morality in
    • understand that there were different phases of development leading to
    • relationships we see how a thorough understanding of people's needs
    • work, only if we understand the establishment of the mutual help
    • Today one doesn't know anymore, one doesn't understand how the Fight
    • understand how he or she could have left the “straight and
    • initiative is connected to egoism. Those who understand how to be not
    • only followers, who understand that they are not just subject to
    • understands nowadays little of what that implies. One does not know
    • understand it rightly — we have the most effect if we do not
    • our own opinion. If we understand that our best forces spring out of
    • Spiritual Science something quite different from what one understands
    • speech. This listening creates a completely different understanding —
    • other's opinion. This stands only as an example for many things. If
    • brings oneself as far as to understand that it is much more
    • one comes as far as to understand mutual help or community right into
    • from one apparatus to a receiver, then you will also understand
    • Scientific Worldview understands the Fight for Survival, and mutual
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    • brought near to an understanding again.
    • peace that even the modern natural sciences do no longer stand
    • not stand the labour work on the manors escaped from their
    • how an understanding of morality arose in the common life how
    • way. We have only to understand that there were also other
    • that a thorough understanding existed of that which a person
    • Comedy, we understand cultural-historically only if we
    • understand the development of the fraternity principle. Have a
    • understand exactly today how the struggle for existence and the
    • knew what the other worked and tried to understand why he
    • not sufficiently understand what that is. One does not know of
    • understand this correctly once. Someone works best who wants to
    • opinion in the practical life. If we try to understand this way
    • sense than what one normally understands by it. It means to pay
    • completely different mutual understanding. Then you feel, as if
    • understand that it is much stronger influencing to interrupt
    • understanding the fraternity at heart, then it becomes a fact.
    • understand the principle of fraternity better, then the common
    • spiritual-scientific worldview understands the struggle for
    • understand that we would perform much more if we refrained to
  • Title: Esoteric Development: Lecture I: Inner Development
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    • super-sensible insights his own. Now do not misunderstand the intent
    • occultism is discussed the misunderstanding often arises that some
    • requires particular clarification in our age of standardization, when
    • that the one further along the path than you truly stands before you
    • “I.” There where he now stands who is further along than
    • I am, there will I stand sometime in the future. I am truly
    • an occultist must understand completely, “Except ye become as
    • first time. There, standing at the gateway of this personality, you
    • achieved. Next, a person seeking inner development must understand
    • full significance of this fact, one cannot understand what occult
    • and interwoven with it, is brought forth. As man stands before
    • to understand that everything has an important and an unimportant
    • understanding for every being. Nothing expresses more
    • beautifully what it means to understand every being than the legend
    • understanding of every thing and of every being.
    • himself the center of his own being, to stand on his own two feet, so
    • he can stand upright and act freely. This also is a quality which one
    • qualities within himself, then he stands above all the dangers
    • not understand all the wonderful workings in a factory powered by
    • electricity, so the average person does not understand the
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  • Title: Riddles of the World: Lecture IX: Inner Development
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    • knowledge his own. Do not misunderstand the intention of this
    • human being and human being the misunderstanding appears, as if
    • disappears, and the other who is farther than you stands like
    • calls it with the known sentence that one must understand as an
    • 10:15, Matthew 18:3). Only that understands the sentence who
    • time. Standing before the door of this person, you can have the
    • and is interwoven with it is got out. If the human being stands
    • very easily that the place on which they stand is not
    • whole exchange of letters would come to a standstill, a lot of
    • biggest joys must not confuse them, they must stand firm, get
    • fourth quality is the understanding of any being. What it means
    • to understand any being is nowhere better expressed than in a
    • and to the understanding of anything and any being.
    • in himself and to stand firm on own feet so that he does not
    • need to ask anybody what to do, but that he stands straight and
    • body of the human being, as it stands physically before us, is
    • miraculous activities and does not understand them, he also
    • does not understand the activities in the spiritual world.
    • would have no understanding of the physical body, and,
    • the surroundings using his eyes and ears. We understand
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    • clearly pertinent understanding of all the preparations now being made
    • understanding of Christmas than the material being published today.
    • arise in our hearts when, from the standpoint of spiritual science, we
    • herself we do not know, and yet she plays for us who are standing in
    • spiritual-scientific lectures to understand what the ancient sages
    • the level of development at which logical, passionless thinking stands
    • passed through the stage of chaos upon which mankind stands today. The
    • stands today at a stage of development at which these spirits once
    • The great festivals stand as symbols leading us to use our feeling and
    • this understanding. We do not wish to send a dogma a mere doctrine or
  • Title: Riddles of the World: Lecture X: Christmas as Symbol of the Sun's Victory
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    • nevertheless, she plays it for us who stand in the corner.
    • forever and no moment of standstill is in her. She has no
    • concept of remaining and curses the standstill. She is firm.
    • of the spiritual-scientific talks to understand something that
    • spirits stood once, the human being stands today. He develops
    • understand the victory of the sunlight over the darkness during
    • understands it properly.
    • understandable this festival again. We want to announce not a
  • Title: Riddles of the World: Lecture XI: The Christian Teachings of Wisdom
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    • we try to understand our mountains with their coloured variety
    • we try to understand the things that surround us as plants,
    • for sense or coherence, believe to be unable to understand all
    • biggest misunderstandings, and among those who are called to
    • show real understanding of the anthroposophic striving. One
    • does not understand Christianity today, does not understand
    • which everybody understands it and which it is accessible to
    • you must not misunderstand this. Great Christian authors
    • 15:44ff). If we understand the human being quasi — I
    • the sensory world, then we also understand which task the human
    • understand properly. We understand this word properly if we
    • one understands them in the right sense; they did not originate
    • understand it only if we take it as literal as possible. What
    • understand this, because this is important. I entitled my small
    • understand each other just concerning this point, because it
    • resurrection are profound symbols. It is hard to understand
    • Somebody never understands who explains history
    • could believe even if one did not behold. That understands the
    • understanding again. Beholding means literally the beholding in
    • from them to us. However, if we want to understand
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    • understanding of existence indeed, questions which are not far
    • The only difference may be that for the understanding of the
    • spiritual-scientific worldview is understandable for every
    • the spiritual scientist, out of an entire misunderstanding:
    • normally demands them. Who demands them does not understand the
    • understand something of natural sciences that not only quite
    • easily. Try to understand once how Goethe's saying applies
    • understanding you can't extort it with levers and with
    • third soul force is that by which we understand the world. It
    • calculate and to understand the wisdom in the universe. The
    • which we want to understand it. This is the third element that
    • earth-lives by the way the human beings stand side by side in
    • human being stands in front of us? We see the skin, its colour
    • roughly understanding something. We suppose the radical case
    • me. He understands that he can be also eaten up. The
    • four-year-old child stands before us which is innumerate
  • Title: Riddles of the World: Lecture XIII: Lucifer
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    • medieval Faust legend, Faust stands there as the representative
    • human being can rise to realms which stand above those in which
    • we understand the Bible rather internally — from which
    • stands there, but they are something that has become and has
    • — Try to understand that!
    • everywhere you try to understand it with your intellect and
    • luciferic principle, and divinity. If we want to understand the
    • This is the pedagogic value of doubt. Therefore, it stands
    • a whole; the human being will understand this if he is
    • you aim at self-redemption, but you misunderstand what Christ
    • stand on the one-sided point of view that every human being
  • Title: Riddles of the World: Lecture XIV: The Children of Lucifer
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    • becoming god, and he understands any god in such a way that he
    • again to some deeper natures to understand something of that
    • originated from a kind of understanding of the Greek mysteries.
    • thoughts. If you stand before the piece of art, before the
    • work, and I understand the work if the principles are
    • the higher beings. If he wanted to understand the principles
    • to take him seriously in order to understand the Greek kind of
    • differentiation. If we understand that the human being, as he
    • spiritual currents work on the human being, who stands in the
    • also understand how Édouard Schuré got around to
    • but because he wants to serve a god who can stand there in
    • free human couple stands at first which embodies the inkling of
    • stand there upright and freely.
    • Those who understand something of the mysterious force working
  • Title: Riddles of the World: Lecture XV: Germanic and Indian Secret Doctrines
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    • little the misunderstanding is justified that the theosophical
    • calls it. Understanding this sentence in its entirety means
    • understand this only in the abstract with the intellect, but in
    • beings — the Germanic mythology understands it that way
    • lower nature stands as a being beside the human being, and he
    • faces him like something else, as well as the table stands
    • Imagine a person standing beside a machine and studying it. He
    • today as his innermost possession that one understands it
    • pulls us upwards.” You must not understand this
    • Mysticus” (Faust II). If we understand this that
    • way, we understand what the Teuton means if he says, if the
    • understands that it is a variform wisdom. The secret doctrine
  • Title: Riddles of the World: Lecture XVI: German Theosophists at the Beginning of the Nineteenth Century
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    • difficult to obtain an understanding concerning the
    • may be deplorable, but understandable in any case, if one hears
    • quite understanding. For this public opinion is controlled
    • really penetrating understanding of this most significant side
    • understanding how these results of the German life of thought
    • be, for example, an understanding of Fichte's, Schelling's, and
    • because how should the bigger national circles understand the
    • academic circles lead the way to this understanding so little,
    • as we investigate the world with senses, understand it with the
    • philosophy, no Platonic philosophy, no self-understanding
    • philosophy is never destined to understand theosophy. What does
    • understands by resurrection of the flesh or of the personality
    • However, something else appeared with Novalis. To understand it
    • Thus, we have to understand Novalis as a peculiar, tender, and
    • compendium of the whole nature. If you understand this in such
    • a way, you understand nature. — One must recognise the
    • from nature. If you carry out that really, you also understand
    • human being to understand the remaining nature.
    • They could not understand what Schelling reported at that time.
    • shows to us that we only need to understand. This is
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    • to understand the language of the birds; he is able to do a
    • hero, namely in such a way as scholarship just understands such
    • does not symbolise in such a way. We understand the Germanic
    • realises that so little, one cannot understand what real and
    • characters. We understand this if we understand the sense of
    • killing the dragon, as a being who understands the language of
    • truth. However, someone understands the form of truth who has a
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    • understands such a thing as the Round Table of King Arthur, the
    • pursuit of wisdom raises hope that one could understand what is
    • we want to understand the connection of this historical event
    • understanding of the being of such an initiate. At such a
    • Bruno and Socrates, Hermes and Pythagoras understand each
    • this is true, not only the choice individualities understand
    • understand how the peoples and times speak in these single
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    • they prepare themselves for gaining an understanding of the
    • we would understand the experiences of the old initiates when
    • understanding of the forces which have worked in the
    • soul of a remote past; man stands there as the crown of
    • begins to understand the wonder constructed by the wisdom of
    • understand why this spring festival is related to symbolic
    • self redemption through Karma. They fail to understand, in
    • it must work itself out. That is a misunderstanding of
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    • understanding of that which takes place when at the Vishnu
    • the secrets of human nature if we want to understand which
    • “You take together the whole nature to understand the
    • that can hardly develop the first thoughts to understand that
    • understand that gradually which has worked on the human body.
    • human being stands there as the crown of the remaining
    • human being. However, the human being understands the
    • the soul starts understanding the miraculous that the universal
    • can understand this way that the spring festival always carries
    • where Dante believed to stand in the middle of human life when
    • redemption by the Son of Man. People who do not understand a
    • understand neither the Easter thought of redemption in the
    • effect. He misunderstands karma. On the contrary, karma says,
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    • being is not understandable without assuming that he exceeds
    • soul. Endurance, standing firmly and certainly, enduring pain,
    • However, the advanced pupil must understand not only the
    • to understand how somebody could get around to becoming a
    • is and not yet is. The first guardian of the threshold stands
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    • order to understand Paracelsus, one must look at the basic
    • wood. Thus, he stands before us as an original, elementary
    • That is why the modern academic view understands Paracelsus so
    • exceptionally. He did not at all understand these four members
    • grow up in fir cones, therefore, we do not well understand each
    • the apple pip. You cannot understand how the pip grows if you
    • That is why one also does not understand the elementary human
    • and so on if one wants to understand the body of the human
    • being, the doctor has to study and understand what goes forward
    • in the world of the stars if he wants to understand the human
    • being. Because Paracelsus says to himself, one understands an
    • idea how you can get around to understanding what he means if
    • which the physical human being is born out. Please, understand
    • deeper. It is not enough if we understand the expressions of
    • a deepened preparation, and then we understand him. We have to
    • understand this significant expression. It is a certain essence
    • detailed spiritual research can understand again what is
    • contained in Paracelsus. If one understands so detailed, he
    • to be like the other animal beings, they would not understand
    • but he says, if one understands them properly, they are the
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    • stands there with a knowledge and a wisdom, with a worldview
    • which appears like a completion of many centuries. He stands
    • philosophical circles influence, one can understand that Jacob
    • understand by occult means.
    • wanted to read the written down — he could not understand
    • — gives him a hard fight to understand this spirit.
    • of sensations. Someone who wants to understand Jacob Boehme has
    • of world evolution understands it, no scientific view has shown
    • not form single abstractions that stand side by side like
    • understand Jacob Boehme you have to make your mind flexible as
    • understand Jacob Boehme who read him because they form solid
    • ground if one wants to understand the world. You have to keep
    • who is able to understand his concepts pictorially and to
    • life. All that is so clear to someone who wants to understand
    • him, but so big that a small-minded time cannot understand
    • one will not only understand him but in which one wants to
    • comes then, when one understands such great spiritual deeds
    • theosophical society represents this, it understands how to
  • Title: Lecture: Woman and Society (Die Frauenfrage)
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    • cultural standpoint, from a spiritual-scientific standpoint, of the
    • practical, medical point of view, if the nervous system could stand
    • learned professions, and who, from the standpoint of his
    • with from the standpoint of psychiatry, of psychological
    • psyche-pathological standpoint, a booklet like this one on the
    • today, very many women graduates stand in the world, in no way less
    • of women, if we want to understand the matter as a whole. For there
    • physiological standpoint, one finds gentleness, mildness and calmness
    • equally high standing in these matters, says that the fundamental
    • certainty comes somewhat to a standstill when so many different views
    • A man, Naumann, who from his political standpoint also
    • coincidence — many will understand this that at the beginning
    • of the Theosophical movement there stands a woman, Helena Petrovna
    • strange circumstance that a woman stands at the outset of this
    • outer forces upwards to the ‘I’. There he stands, and
    • still more by a personality who stands in no relation at all to
    • learn to understand people by looking into the depths of the
    • that disposition of soul which enables men and women to understand
    • itself and to rise to the level where Spirit-Man or Atman stands
    • truly practical sense understand it spiritual-scientifically, will
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    • heart, and then it must be able to take a stand on those
    • into the being of the woman if we want to understand the whole
    • ago that that which one understands today as a learned
    • sciences. Spiritual science understands how it happened that
    • is a peculiar chance — some will understand it —
    • a peculiar chance that a woman stands at the starting point of
    • “I”, the ego. There he stands, and from there he
    • understand that certain traits can appear with the man. In
    • however, the more they also learn to understand the human
    • it possible that man and woman understand each other from the
    • the eternally female draws us upwards, those will understand
    • nature, and then true understanding and true mental solution of
    • beyond the genders. Then one will understand what brings the
    • one will say with deep understanding: the eternally-human draws
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    • who exist with this character and stand before us since a short
    • progress of the knowledge and understanding of the world;
    • which persons have established who understand something of
    • so brilliantly that they understand nothing? What is the use of
    • seriously if we consider what is necessary to understand
    • scenes, he is able by no means to understand something about
    • you want to understand the world. What spiritual science
    • this complex human life in the single case to understand this
    • strengthened him, and then he would be ready to understand life
    • us before a fact that most people do not understand and
    • law we have to understand this sentence, not in such a way that
    • offends against this sentence because it does not understand in
    • socially inasmuch as he understands that more postmen must be
    • must understand that the impulses of spiritual science could
  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture I: The Significance of Supersensible Knowledge Today
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    • to understand every religion and spiritual aspiration. Every
    • modern human beings, standing within the European-American
    • own foundation, seeks to understand all religions. It wishes
    • science aims to awaken understanding for the views of the
    • also become understandable. The true value of the ancient
    • required now is complete mutual understanding, not just
    • take the attitude that, while they do not understand the
    • not understand Christianity, each one tolerates the other's
    • complete understanding is necessary. Human beings must be
    • understand. The truth should result in more than mere
    • with understanding into what the others feel and experience.
    • to complete understanding. The followers of particular faiths
    • encompass immortality. If we understand the human soul, then
    • understanding of the change in attitude that is taking place.
    • must be met with understanding and open minds. In our time
    • them. But everyone is required to understand the impulses of
    • acceptable and understandable to modern humans.
    • a spiritual understanding of the phenomenon of man, it will
    • explain things and make life understandable. I shall also
    • for deeper understanding. That the spiritual-scientific view
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    • understand the line otherwise. Faust is to inscribe his name in his
    • If from the new standpoint of spiritual investigation we meditate upon
    • however, stand over to be dealt with in future lectures. The blood
    • standpoint of a spiritual conception of the universe. We shall best
    • approach our subject if, to begin with, we understand the meaning of
    • world of sense. When once you understand this “spiritual
    • Yet this question of race is one that we can never understand until we
    • understand the mysteries of the blood and of the results accruing from
    • Now, such a standpoint is not taken by theosophical research. This has
    • a fixed principle. It does not say: “Here I stand as a seeker,
    • subtle argument, yet one which will show you how the matter stands. In
    • pictures produced by the brain and the senses. Thus the blood stands
    • external events. Ancestry, or descent, places us where we stand in
    • particular moment which stands out in the history of each nation. It
    • among all peoples, signifies the birth of the external understanding,
    • standpoint.
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    • change must come about in our modern understanding and
    • question. These are all problems that become understandable
    • understood unless one understands the mysterious effect when
    • impression made upon him when, as a small child, standing in
    • ability to understand the external world, to understand what
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    • continually asserts itself and which stands as a great consolation
    • understanding of the other person. One understands the life of
    • stands before us we say too that chemical and physical laws must be
    • where a being stands close to the threshold between life and death,
    • surrounds us, we shall well understand the words of a Christian
    • also understand how thoughtful men have ascribed to pain such an
    • also understand what dawns in man's soul of the connection of
    • Spirit. We now understand the coming forth of the Holy Spirit from
    • in earlier lives, then we understand such a connection only out of
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    • encounters at the outset, like an enigmatic figure standing
    • understand the birth of tragedy out of the Spirit of ancient
    • dawning understanding for the fact that the significance of
    • widening of their inner being? They attain understanding of
    • the other. Nothing provides greater understanding than
    • that compassion leads to understanding of the other, whereas
    • understanding of our essential nature will also make clear
    • scientists fail to understand sensation and ascribe it to
    • suffering without his feelings being roused; he can stand
    • wheat, we can now understand the coming forth of the Holy
    • stand constantly at our side, like a guardian of life, the
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    • consider this question from the standpoint of spiritual science.
    • More and more of it will flow into daily life. We are standing only at
    • it. One must understand what task and mission evil has in the world.
    • The astral body does not indeed stand higher. It is the “enjoyer”
    • behind and they stand approximately between gods and men. They still
    • stands in the service of egotism. In pupils of occultism therefore
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    • understand evil one must enter deeply into the nature of
  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture V: Education in the Light of Spiritual Science
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    • childhood till old age. That is why, if we are to understand
    • understand what things mean is a faculty of the ether body,
    • research makes all these subtleties understandable and throws
    • the day arrives and the child stands before the door filled
    • must understand all the members of the human being, and the
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    • riddle which, however, they do not happen to understand. Today, when
    • understand by illness and death?” Hence we cannot go into
    • arrive at an understanding of these two important problems of our
    • helpful if we refer to the present utter lack of understanding of the
    • with a merely superficial understanding of both Old and New
    • understanding of the matter, not far removed from what today we are
    • spend my life to ponder it”, will understand how the only
    • understands the world. When he has become old he can no longer
    • answer here that could bring us nearer to an understanding of the
    • understand that when speaking of illness and death a distinction
    • understand death and illness in human beings we must above all
    • science; and we must understand its nature in accordance with
    • more from the physiological standpoint of the work of the physical
    • itself has brought forth. We understand the work of the ego only when
    • understand death only by seeking to know its origin; and we form a
    • When we understand the secret of bringing the external forces and
    • to understand that there are many spheres in medicine which work in a
    • which is very important for the understanding of life — a
    • into these things will indeed gain some kind of understanding of the
    • the understanding of many people, but when the understanding has
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    • understand.
    • of how understanding can be reached concerning these two most
    • into account if we are to understand the mind of a spirit
    • to reach a deeper understanding of the Old and New
    • he no longer understands the world. Once a person is old he
    • no longer understands the young. That is why the old must die
    • natural scientists do not understand that when illness and
    • understanding of illness and death in relation to human
    • understand their significance when we investigate how human
    • “I.” We can only understand the work of the
    • To understand
    • originated in external nature. When we understand the secret
    • we shall also understand illness.
    • illustrates an important fact for understanding the element
    • himself and makes others strong to withstand that particular
    • sufficient strength to withstand harmful influences depends
    • these things will gain an understanding of illness and death.
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    • understand the evolution of the individual, and guide the
    • school. We shall attempt to understand what is required of
    • first learns; only later does it understand, and only later
  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture VIII: Insanity in the Light of Spiritual Science
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    • Insanity from the Standpoint of Spiritual Science.
    • bear in mind above all, if we are to understand how insanity
    • one must of necessity learn to understand the spiritual
    • understand the nature of what is physical, we must recognize
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    • streams forth; thus we can understand that there are people
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    • pleasure or pain in what the tableau portrays. We stand
    • as it were, stand back and consider just what it is the child
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    • one stands at a certain spot an the mountainside, when a path
    • rather than the path available where one stands. The nature
    • being who stands fully within today's civilization needs a
    • be placed anywhere but where it stands. Each of the books
    • think they understand. As the human physiognomy expresses the
    • sorrow, then you begin to understand imaginative knowledge.
    • understand them to immerse themselves in things and directly
    • did not fully understand. The notice read: The philosopher's
    • understand the notice about the philosopher's stone alluded
    • Then, through their own insight, they will understand what it
    • ideal, one's watchword. It stands as the symbol for a human
    • all things. He will then understand Goethe's words in the
    • to understand the cross as symbol of dying and
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    • anyone with understanding of mysticism. The Gnostics have
    • help us to understand and to appreciate on his own terms a
    • understand the whole human being, the inner person as well as
    • partially revealed in space and time. He sought to understand
    • because he sought understanding of the deeper aspects of the
    • then can we understand what Wagner had in mind when he
    • recognize that an understanding of this significance dawned
    • the Holy Grail. On the one hand stands the belief that
    • environment when, with sensitivity and understanding, we
    • originally were established out of a deep understanding of
  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture XIII: The Bible and Wisdom
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    • historical record at all. It is understandable that the
    • stand up to close historical investigation. Looking at events
    • understanding of the Bible that cannot be faulted. If only
    • with any understanding of a certain passage from the Sermon
    • expressed by saying: Do not ever stand still. Human beings
    • at what we understand today, at what our will is capable of
    • themselves: The initiate's outlook, his understanding of the
    • would, is the outlook and understanding all human beings will
    • the spheres” was heard. (What today we understand
    • existed a typical or standard description of the life of an
    • can understand why the descriptions of different initiates of
    • understand why descriptions of the life of Hermes, Zarathustra,
    • This we shall understand when we consider how the writers of
    • from the viewpoint of initiation and understanding of the
    • the initiate perfect and powerful. You will now understand
    • all-important. For human beings the outstanding
    • contained in the Bible. We shall understand what it means
    • when Moses stands before Jehovah as messenger and asks:
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    • science” who stand apart from the big progress of natural
    • understand the word “occult” in the composition of
    • development. In those days, one did not yet stand firmly on the
    • stand admiring even before ambitious speculations, as they go
    • brilliant if now those standing on the ground of such a radical
    • someone will say rightly who stands on the ground of research —
    • known this! Yes, because it has known this, it could stand so
    • case. Occult science completely agrees with him, it stands
    • characteristic of our contemporaries standing on the so-called
    • himself can understand but also the human beings generally what
    • science stands just on the viewpoint of positivism in its whole
    • humility if anybody who stands on the ground of occult science
    • look, so that those who stand on the viewpoint of science get a
    • side, one completely misunderstands the facts if one believes
    • already a training to understand the publications of occult
    • understand the spiritual-scientific truths after they have been
    • necessary for discovering, but not for understanding the occult
    • then everybody can understand them. The objection can never
    • count that one has to be clairvoyant to understand the things
    • stand firmly in the occult science can appreciate the
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    • misunderstandings concerning spiritual science come just from
    • those who pretend to stand firmly on the ground of natural
    • repeatedly: the natural sciences stand on the ground of facts,
    • it saying, he who stands on this ground of facts is on the safe
    • depend on how the human being stands to the questions of the
    • for someone who stands beyond spiritual science to consider the
    • understand how life originated and how the first distribution
    • when one will not be able to understand that one could ever
    • He who stands on the spiritual-scientific point of view looks
    • stand in the crossroads. Some people do not yet recognise it,
    • wants to understand the world to work in it. About hundred
    • and Schelling understand as a rule nothing at all of these
    • without understanding each other. Today, we also have two
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    • to an understanding with each other about the concept of the
    • not materialistically believes to stand on the ground of
    • that they face everybody from the outside. Who does understand
    • matter for spiritual science. Spiritual science stands on this
    • we find in ourselves if we properly understand each other.
    • methods of the higher beholding. However, we understand the
    • ego. Human beings who stand on such a height as for example
    • astral body. The human being who stands in spiritual science
    • The same applies standing before a picture of Raphael or
    • we understand the human being only if we understand him in this
    • participates in the body and in the mind. We can understand the
    • get to know this if we understand spiritual science in the
    • and a new birth. There we learn to understand gradually where
    • to understand that the soul must free itself completely not
    • cetera. However, one can understand them by the ordinary logic
    • Holy Spirit. We understand these scriptures as means of
    • understanding only if we comprehend them deeply enough and
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    • speaker concerned who wants to make himself the standard
    • Spiritual science stands
    • time has not yet come to understand this work of Goethe;
    • moral abilities and their feelings. Only those who could stand
    • should appropriate to understand the principle of
    • are not able to understand how a spiritually constructed circle
    • but fundamentally and profoundly, but one did not understand
    • with senses, but it is something that you can understand if you
    • generally get involved with human understanding. Spiritual
    • to understand them.
    • they regard themselves as infallible. That who stands on the
    • healthy thinking who is a reasonable person firmly standing on
    • understand the development of the beings and stop at the
    • understand the dictum of Plato that the world soul is crucified
    • on the cross of the world. Plato understands plant, animal, and
    • human being by the world. The plant stands vertically, the
    • born for spiritual ears.” Those who believe to understand
    • has to understand it in such a way as Adam recognised his
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    • Opposed to this stands man's own power within his inner being.
    • stands opposed what approaches us from the outside. When we
    • Whereupon the lady replied, “I, too, understand much
    • standpoint, but also include that of the astral body, then
    • towards the central point of the earth. The animal stands in
    • not only does the rational understanding cling to it, but also
    • harmony is disturbed if we forever stand gaping into our souls.
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    • individual health. What this says is that all general standard
    • then understand how evolution proceeds. We must carry over the
    • understand rightly through the consideration of a definite
    • he finds himself standing before a quite incomprehensible outer
    • the position of wanting to understand too much of what is set
    • person stands here, the other there. Because what has developed
    • the human being capable of understanding his environment, even
    • in our circumstances. He who understands the matter of health
    • must have understanding for his relation to this or that food.
    • he gorges himself, devoid of understanding for it. To become
    • stands, to savor it not only physically, but also spiritually,
    • an individual being from the standpoint of his characteristics
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    • stomach cannot stand just this healthy dish. This applies to
    • science. Then it may happen that they cannot stand the healthy
    • for example, a stove stands here and I say to it: you should be
    • understands not only anything for his satisfaction and for his
    • and then they hard understand that this feeling is the biggest
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    • science understands by heredity, but it ascends to higher facts
    • understand the human individual from the ancestors. Perhaps,
    • the human being. One can only understand the significance of
    • ego-knowledge stands behind the “veiled picture at
    • understanding of it: in the crystal, the outer forces that have
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    • self-knowledge from our surroundings if we understand them
    • that one does not understand. Admittedly, least people are out
    • to the whole nature, something cannot withstand to such a view,
    • clear by a comparison, imagine that I stand before you, before
    • many things become understandable to us in this world. You can
    • group-soul standing behind it that is not within the single
    • monkeys in common, so that certain researchers stand on the
    • being to a more and more individual being. Today he stands in
    • also understand why the animal realm appears to us like a
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    • stand rather abruptly side by side, the one is very far away,
    • understand life. However, if we look at our environment and
    • morality and civilised behaviour, we would stand even today on
    • who stands on spiritual-scientific ground and believes that he
    • understanding a few concepts are sufficient; but not for the
    • machines and industry? If one does not understand theosophy or
    • driven to work, then you understand something that is usually
    • a smithy stands in woodland solitude;
    • and then imagine the mood of a human being who stands as sooted
    • obvious and more natural to say that everybody who understands
    • necessities. It is necessary to understand that human beings
    • understanding of the human being and the world. Only in a life
    • the big, all-embracing understanding and love from human being
    • understand such a sentence again. Something that should enclose
    • independently from earnings. Earnings must stand for
    • If we understand to immerse ourselves in the hearts of the
    • one can change this with dogmas overnight. Someone who stands
    • understand him. This spirit said that by merging in the real,
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    • sense perceptible stands a soul-spiritual nature. Only when we
    • emphasised again and again that it is not as easy to understand the
    • materialism that it understands the nature of matter least of
    • from this standpoint we can say: That which corresponds to the life
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    • criticise, but to understand how this change took place. It was
    • One can completely stand
    • uncomfortable experimentalist. He is the spirit who stands
    • In order to understand
    • spiritual science stands completely different towards that. If
    • once the time is ripe to understand Goethe's theory of colours
    • Then one also understands what Goethe meant if he says of the
    • light, one cannot understand this, because one can guess the
    • the sun, moon and stars that way, we can understand which
    • bodies with such attitude, we understand Goethe's word better:
    • presumptuous, and, nevertheless, it is modest if we understand
    • go out it works so powerfully that we could not stand them if
    • ponder this well to understand more clearly
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    • spiritual science — if it understands itself correctly — to
    • the natural sciences, spiritual science does not stand on
    • scientific ground. Can one stand more on scientific ground than
    • who say, they firmly stand on the ground of the scientific
    • somebody who stands on the ground of spiritual science, of
    • during the day? We can understand this remembering that the
    • around himself. One should understand what Fichte said: one
    • We can understand the easiest how the spiritual researcher
    • the human being will stand at the earth's end one recognises
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    • the end of a line of generations! If it stands at the end, it
    • if one asserts that the genius stands at the end of a line. A
    • have to stand at the beginning of the generation line. We come
    • experienced stands before our souls. This view, a feeling of
    • that the commemorative contents of the whole life stand before
    • picture stands before the human soul first. Then the time comes
    • where without understanding of the spiritual-mental world the
    • nothing but the understanding of the physical-sensuous. This
    • understanding of the physical-sensuous is the infernal torture
    • enjoyment in the sensuous existence. We try to understand the
    • We now understand the
    • We understand why the
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    • most difficult problems of life, while many people understand
    • circles and we see very soon which immense obstacles stand in
    • the way of understanding if people want to come to a pure,
    • himself only a little about how one can misunderstand
    • abandon all these concepts. We have to stand on the ground that
    • are in heaven. Such persons do not understand much of the deep
    • course of these winter talks here which deep misunderstanding
    • forms the basis of such things. It is a deep misunderstanding,
    • and we can express this deep misunderstanding best of all
    • Quixote. Someone who understands this thoroughly will find in
    • science understands by it. We could prove a weird logic in the
    • the ideas of heaven and hell that he himself has formed stands
    • logically, his conclusions stand on no other feet, as if
    • him, he perceives the spiritual worlds. — One understands by
    • would be a misunderstanding. One can be easily asked as a
    • at another place of our earth. Then we understand how much of
    • supersensible world. Do not understand these things in such a
    • understand this different than if one considers the fact of the
    • that he perceives the creative forces. Now we understand what
    • world. Now we understand what works there between death and new
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    • deeper understanding in our days.
    • science of the spirit what one understands today by the science
    • example, in mathematics. Nobody can understand by experience
    • easy, but people do not understand it. We know about that which
    • the things, we must understand that we let light up in
    • understanding of the nature of spirit.
    • such an effect would not be possible does not understand that
    • then the simple, healthy human mind suffices to understand it.
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    • The elder man was unable to understand this objection
    • external sense, and furnished by a limited understanding from
    • shall see what unique results Goethe's spiritual standard has in
    • in 1792. It is difficult to rise to an understanding of Fichte's
    • standard for philosophy.’ Thus Fichte to Goethe.
    • difficult to reach with the understanding. He tries to create a
    • see how they stand. There is a beautiful letter in which Hegel
    • Haeckel, as he shows in every book, is determined to stand on the
    • that though they do not understand each other, they find something
    • a tolerant investigation into the different standpoints of
    • world-conceptions, and which makes it a principle not to stand
    • Goethe had no understanding of the emotion expressed in this
    • understanding which we must call a modern understanding. He
    • then we shall understand why Goethe stands so close to us and why
    • work; and after that we shall understand each other better in what
    • kingly figures standing in the four corners: a Golden King, a
    • remarkable state. He can see, but cannot understand what he sees.
    • understand what Goethe set out to do in this story.
    • Schiller had some difficulty in understanding Goethe, we must
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    • older man could not understand this objection at all and he
    • that time, we see Schiller understanding the Goethean ideas
    • rise to the understanding of Fichte's characteristic; it is
    • understand Hegel, too. He who tries to get a factual world of
    • the mental world and shows us what we can think and understand,
    • those results. However, Haeckel wants also to stand on firm
    • Goethe although they do not understand each other. Maybe some
    • would maybe have no deeper understanding for a feeling as it is
    • we ask, did Goethe just have this understanding that one must
    • call a modern understanding? He had it in that comprising way
    • Goethe's soul and then we understand why Goethe is so close to
    • of this little work; but in return, we understand ourselves so
    • perceive four royal figures standing in the four corners: a
    • sundial he stands there, he is held in the middle of the temple
    • Schiller, then we understand what a task Goethe set himself in
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    • King, who stand for this or that. I do not intend to expound the
    • and if we are to understand each other in what I have to say it will
    • certain way — stands the spiritual scientific world-conception
    • to higher standards. To put it more clearly, if also more
    • depreciating the world-picture of the man who takes his stand on pure
    • We shall understand each other most easily if we proceed from
    • and by this one understands so frequently is meant only the
    • that he who believes himself able to stand on the firm ground of
    • question, if we want to understand the world, of what kind of
    • what we have to say in order to understand someone who, like Goethe,
    • stands for the principle of initiation and development, namely, that,
    • and will. But the man who stands on the ground of initiation is also
    • and space dimension. Everyone can understand that 3 x 3 = 9, and it
    • If a man takes his stand on the ground of spiritual science,
    • stands for that human soul which is governed by will, thought and
    • stands, in his nature, free; he is capable, in a word, of
    • to understand why Goethe makes the Youth proceed in his effort to
    • We understand Goethe's presentation of such a scene if we
    • therefore the various figures stand in the same personal relationship
    • to each other as the soul-powers of a man stand to each
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    • that you can find the way to an understanding of the Goethean
    • understand each other the easiest if we start from the view
    • — One so often understands the sensory observation and
    • it is true that someone who believes to stand on the firm
    • depend on our abstract ideals if we want to understand the
    • understand anybody who stands like Goethe on the principle of
    • anybody who stands on the ground of initiation also gets clear
    • and space. Everybody can understand and experience that 3 times
    • the human being stands on the ground of spiritual science, he
    • nothing else is added to it that it stands there pure like the
    • man. He attains that spiritual constitution if he understands
    • understand Goethe in the representation of such a picture if we
    • stands there and if we see him, we think only that we
    • understand the things better which were not so comprehensible
    • staggering, stands there like a statue, and shows the hours: if
    • second part, in the Chorus mysticus, where Faust stands before
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    • not only those who stand on the ground of the Bible are deeply
    • Those who stand still firmly on the ground of the Bible today
    • the gentlemen say who believe to stand on the ground of
    • believe to stand on the ground of Christianity, we must say to
    • to themselves, I see that research standing on firm ground has
    • centuries ago. We come to an understanding of the
    • he was able to say. If we understand Aristotle correctly, if we
    • However, we stand before the dawn of an epoch today when
    • beginnings independently. Thus, spiritual science stands there,
    • Today we can accept it as a document and understand it
    • generally to be supposed to understand the truth of the Bible
    • wonderful transition if one understands the matter, from the
    • say: the time begins when one should understand more and more
    • viewpoint on which the spiritual researcher stands, and then he
    • words literally in a new sense to understand them really.
    • believe to understand of it; they do not affect the Bible at
    • all. The Bible can be taken literally, one must only understand
    • the help of spiritual science, the human beings understand what
    • yourselves that you were not far enough to understand the
    • compared with science, there I see now: I understand the one
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    • also becomes apparent that his whole standpoint towards the
    • highest wisdom to understand this event and to bring it to
    • understanding. In view of this matter, it is not appropriate to
    • Christianity if we understand the documents, which tell about
    • based on an event that you can understand only from
    • Here we already stand concerning the New Testament where the
    • Nobody can understand the word who is not able to go into the
    • these secrets, which one can understand only with the help of
    • these primeval times? If you understand the Bible correctly,
    • height on which he stands today. The primal force became a
    • Then the understanding originated from it. It was something
    • assumes this in such a way, we understand why Christ Jesus
    • must understand the Lazarus miracle only correctly. Let us
    • understand it in such a way that Christ when he entered the
    • could understand him completely, who could penetrate in the
    • through all that who understands something of it, because it is
    • possibly, as if three persons stand grouped on a slope of a
    • can make the three understandable at the same time. That is why
    • his piety stands on weak feet. The divine being put the impulse
    • understand what is written in the Bible. — That research
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    • Superstition from the Standpoint of Spiritual Science
    • you understand this matter best of all, if I say first that
    • later? Indeed, someone who believes to stand on the firm ground
    • of superstition. On the other side, one can easily understand
    • our education like a scourge. Future times will not understand
    • standard to give little children red wine, generally wine to
    • understands the same fact — depending on his school of
    • understand just the easiest what is deception if we consider
    • one would understand that the ancient doctors and experts
    • without being able or wanting to understand it. One applies it
    • showed what one has to understand by the philosophers' stone in
    • of his time, depending on he can understand him. Now, however,
    • — what he could understand of it is nonsense only.
    • without an understanding of the spirit because they believe
    • example — you forgive if I say this, although I stand
    • — how often just those who stand on the ground of
    • accept it in good faith, but one can check and understand it.
    • are greater than those who stand on the ground of the so-called
    • The one and the other superstition stand at the same point of
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    • understand it in such a way — and the materialistic sense
    • eating, with diet. An outsider cannot understand why the
    • rather superficial standpoint. However, someone who understands
    • one has to understand that there is a spiritual process within
    • human being is easily inclined to understand his organism
    • plant because of his inner light. This is to understand the
    • understands what that is. If the human being builds up his
    • truth, the spirit has also to stand with us as we conduct the
  • Title: Where/How/Spirit: Lecture VIII: Issues of Health in the Light of Spiritual Science
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    • sympathy, the compassion of his environment. We can understand
    • The naturopath stands often — not always — on the
    • standardise.
    • us assume that anybody has migraine. Somebody who stands
    • — Who stands on the viewpoint of natural medicine and has
    • we look at this on a large scale, we also understand that it
    • order to understand each other better I would like to point to
    • understand that that which lives in the spiritual-mental
    • understand what is real if you look only at that which is
    • Then, however, one understands that it is true what an old
    • that it is wrong to understand this proverb materialistically.
    • Who believes that he has to understand this proverb
  • Title: Where/How/Spirit: Lecture IX: Tolstoy and Carnegie
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    • Hence, we can understand that he was fulfilled with a certain
    • When he goes then to the Caucasus, we can understand that there
    • side that the natural human beings cannot understand his
    • the stormy soul experiences a kind of standstill, that soul in
    • got to know people who did not understand to give life any
    • smithy stands in woodland solitude;
    • wage. Here he has to work even more, he must stand in the
    • Thus, we see him immediately understanding when another
    • understand Christ in such a way that one transfers Him to the
    • conviction to that who can understand such a thing. Tolstoy
    • outdoors in the space. Then in the end, they try to understand
    • then I also understand the trees and the plants which are
    • search the faraway trees, and they try to understand what they
  • Title: Where/How/Spirit: Lecture X: The Practical Development of Thinking
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    • matters which the practical human being who wants to stand
    • judgement are able to understand what the spiritual researcher
    • venture this way to the higher fields of life without standing
    • simple thought. I said, “Imagine, you stand in a railroad
    • standing and pushing in it, your engine is good, because it is
    • understands these three things: interest in the environment,
    • stand firmly in life. This is something that one has to demand
  • Title: Where/How/Spirit: Lecture XI: The Invisible Human Members and Practical Life
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    • make him gradually understand that spiritual science must say
    • understand the human body as a machine, however, does not need
    • cannot realise this if one does not understand what it means
    • is a practical person who can understand out of a true
    • understanding of his members what Fichte said, but what is
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    • this riddle — the former by understanding the natural laws that
    • to say can we come closer to understanding these peculiar colorations
    • earlier life. The views that stand in the way of this doctrine will be
    • it. Temperament stands between the things that connect a human being
    • teacher must demonstrate an understanding of what goes on around the
    • understanding of every individual human being. We can do this,
  • Title: Where/How/Spirit: Lecture XII: The Secret of the Human Temperaments
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    • processes to understand the external lawfulness, and any
    • understand the nature and destination of the human being. If
    • stands in the middle between that by which the human being
    • has the confidence that the educator understands the matter.
    • immediate understanding. However, we are only able to do this
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    • standpoint.
    • when people will understand what Goethe wished to say when he said
    • studied by men and into which the reasoning of the understanding
    • and thus read by minds understanding nothing of it and who merely
    • understanding and reason has not been purified, who are unable to
    • and not attempt to understand him with sharper outlines. As he
    • understand him, and the general popular striving of the time
    • may be satisfied. But anyone understanding life and the way in
    • At that time Goethe did not understand the deep meaning of
    • that which stands very near to man's soul and expresses itself in
    • first part of ‘Faust.’ Man can understand nothing
    • the outer senses, and through the human understanding, with its
    • to these qualities of the ordinary understanding, was the same to
    • that appealed merely to the understanding is represented in a
    • understanding. He stands there with the keys — this knowledge
    • understanding why, remains in the soul and works on further, as it
    • Before Goethe, there stands the possibility of
    • stand before his soul which as germs were planted when he came into
    • These words also sound as a warning which stand as an attribute
  • Title: Where/How/Spirit: Lecture XIII: The Riddles in Goethe's Faust - Exoteric
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    • different from today when one better understands what Goethe
    • stand, put minerals of his father's collection, plants and
    • grasped by spirits who did not understand them who saw in them
    • also occur that this striving among many misunderstandings in
    • show!” Goethe did not yet understand these deep words at
    • He stands there with the keys. Indeed, this
    • understand it, remains in the soul, it works. In Goethe, it
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    • sentence is clearly expressed that the man who understands Faust
    • understand rightly, you know that it can derive only from a
    • Would that those people who think that they can understand
    •  A flood of flame, we stand confounded ever;
    • physical world. What men call their understanding, by which they
    • three realms, to form a human being — and before us stands
    • understand what springs from the union of the raised spirit
    • contain another importance. They stand out dry and abstract for the
    • their people into the war. But here is a life that stands on a
    • with his understanding, for being limited to a physical brain, he
    • with Faust. He stands now at an important point in his inner
    • experiences something in which the man who understands these things
    • than clearly enough for those who refuse to understand, what
    • Stand on free soil among a people free!’
    • disappeared. On his wide territories there stands an old cottage on
    • stand up there and survey at a glance the fruits of his labour
    • stand as initiates in the physical world and range with their
    • What man attains through spiritual understanding, through
    • sense observation or abstract understanding, but of knowledge
    • for a long time yet be far from an understanding of Goethe's
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    • others think, one should not understand that
    • that someone who understands
    • second part contains experiences, and who understands them
    • those who believe to understand a poem only if they can say,
    • be at the gate of initiation. Hence, he does not yet stand what
    • ponder this well to understand more clearly
    • expression of spiritual beings standing behind it.
    • is an astral formation, which is not able to stand still which
    • act, we understand what arises from the marriage of the high
    • experiencing that now. Here, Faust stands on an important point
    • would like to say, for those who do not want to understand
    • stands on his large estate. Compared with all other Faust's
    • place! He could stand there and survey the fruits of his
    • understanding, by the force of the red roses and he confesses
    • course, one will be removed from the understanding of Goethe's
    • without understanding its deeper sense, could not interpret
    • triviality to understand the last words of Faust in the sense
  • Title: Where/How/Spirit: Lecture XV: Nietzsche in the Light of Spiritual Science
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    • himself, there any illusion is overcome, and one can understand
    • standards, but by events become a stimulating reading for him.
    • lives that we have to understand as a divine essence of the
    • Nevertheless, the whole standpoint of Nietzsche shows us how a
  • Title: Lecture: Isis and Madonna
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    • provide food for the senses and which hold the understanding captive
    • We understand now the way in which Goethe approached this problem in
    • beautiful experiences arise in us when we stand before the so-called
    • understand this conception only by going far back into the times when
    • sense be the key for the correct understanding of the portrayal of the
    • Osiris saga, means to us. For when we understand it aright, this saga
    • head of Isis — this is profound symbolism. Those who understand
    • element in the world. Thus behind the physical Isis stands her
  • Title: Where/How/Spirit: Lecture XVI: Isis and Madonna
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    • understand now how Goethe approached this problem in its whole
    • most beautiful sensations come over one if one stands before
    • However, we can understand this whole view only if we go back
    • in a certain respect for the right understanding of the
    • understand it correctly. We may explore the Egyptian religion
    • virtue, so he stands before the view of the ancient Egyptian
    • representative, the supersensible Isis stands who is not
    • Then only one understands Goethe if art and wisdom go with each
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    • humanity? We can distinguish two categories there. One stands,
    • we want to understand this passage of the Bible correctly, we
    • peoples, they could also understand and grasp the personal god
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    • certain resemblances and on the other outstanding differences, simply
    • understanding of the nature of Initiation — far from it! If we
    • means of a comparison. — Think of the human being as he stands
    • received with understanding in the European Mysteries — a much
    • deeper understanding than elsewhere. The attitude of the Initiates may
    • quickened by a true understanding of Christ. — And it was also
    • Here in Europe there was a deep understanding of these things. I have
    • the Christ Impulse. To understand this, let us think once more of
    • understands the physical world. Therefore, in the blood which flowed
    • ripe enough to understand the true essence of the Mystery of Golgotha.
    • the spiritual world, but, after all, who understands those profound
    • themselves that mankind in general was not ripe to understand the
    • its aim the cultivation of an understanding of the Christ Mystery in a
    • they are capable of understanding. But although he was only able to
    • spirit. And man will realise and understand the spirit more and more
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    • those who were initiated could misunderstand, misuse very fast
    • deepest understanding, different from somewhere else. A mood
    • Because the soul gets a right understanding of Christ, it is
    • blood bonds, does not despise them, has an understanding of the
    • physical, this ego became understandable to the human being by
    • world. Who understands the profound letters of Paul, this
    • Goethe whom they can understand. Goethe was allowed to express
    • way. The human being understands the spirit more and more,
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    • understands Goethe's feelings on this occasion will easily turn his mind to
    • no more than an abstract description. If we are to understand how character
    • as he stands before us, and how personality is outwardly revealed.
    • it into the spiritual world? Yes; and if we want to understand what this is,
    • understanding of music only if we are born with a musical ear. That is a
    • consider human life from a higher standpoint, the possibility of breaking
    • itself. But the Ego does not stand apart from the urges, desires and passions
    • develops in the course of life. If we keep this in mind, we can understand
    • is to understand the temperaments and the differences between them, it is
    • period from seven to fourteen in a child's life we can stand towards him as
    • be out of date here and there, but if we approach it with understanding we
    • we cannot fully understand these things unless we relate them to their
    • way into the hardest structures, and then human character stands before us as
    • is an image of the inner life. Hence we can very well understand the deep
  • Title: Metaporphoses/Soul One: Lecture 1: The Mission of Spiritual Science
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    • Bohemia, we have a personality of outstanding importance from this historical
    • once more be spoken of and understanding for them can again be
    • human understanding, human cognition concerning the external world, has
    • would rise in exultation at having reached its goal and would stand in wonder
    • understand that the inner development of hidden faculties leads to
    • order that he may perceive and grasp and understand the existence of the
    • beings cannot themselves see into the spiritual world, can understand the
    • understand it. This entails that it must direct itself to those powers which
    • people could understand it. Indeed, it was only in pictures that the old
    • the spiritual ear. We come to understand legends and myths only when we take
    • spiritual researcher will agree that from the standpoint of modern culture
    • the Middle Ages, we find certain outstanding persons saying: we have certain
    • Something in the soul came to understand that the picture given to the senses
    • present-day understanding. And we shall see how the symbols which were once a
    • anyone who has a broad enough understanding. Whatever the spiritual
    • understand the physical nature of man, we look to the relevant findings of
    • physical research. If we want to understand his inner spiritual being, we
    • organism he has super-sensible members. If we understand the nature of these
    • reason and understanding were not yet present. The pictures gave direct
    • mind can understand him, if the willingness to understand him is there. This
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    • and an ascent to higher stages of the Ego comes within reach. The outstanding
    • views and standpoints. However, if we look impartially at the facts, we shall
    • on a particular standpoint.
    • opinions depend on our personal standpoint, our habits of mind and our
    • personal standpoint or point of departure influences his views, he will
    • standpoints.
    • example may lead to a deeper understanding of this matter. If we want to
    • the way to mutual understanding and unity for mankind? We understand one
    • leader of mankind towards unity and mutual understanding, and also the
    • indicated how a man should stand towards truth. If, he says, a man loves
    • in life. An honest striving for truth leads to human understanding, but the
    • strength and can no longer stand up to the world, if it is concerned only
    • his soul will be. Let us try to understand why this is so.
    • thinking. He will come to understand how the devotee of reflective thinking
    • can say to himself: Now I not only understand what is going on there, but I
    • united with truth if they are to understand one another. Nothing does more to
    • understand how all the afflictions that fall on mankind come pouring out of
    • always gives the same answer, yes, yes. If a Promethean man were to stand
    • will find satisfaction. Goethe wished to show that an understanding of the
    • We can understand how
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    • world and not stand blankly in front of it, for then the outer world itself
    • that are still beyond its understanding, provide a good impulse for higher
    • occasions, when as a child in the family circle, he heard of some outstanding
    • a man stands upright by firmly extending his legs; his Ego radiates out
    • led and guided from a standpoint which never shuts out the light of thought.
    • we may without misunderstanding, speak of the element which must
    • able to reach a right understanding of the experience of the human soul when
    • rightly understand the
  • Title: Metaporphoses/Soul One: Lecture 6: Asceticism and Illness
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    • concern; for Spiritual Science takes its stand on the firm ground of
    • forces that we can develop in ourselves for a deeper understanding of the
    • his pupil understand this kind of symbolic picture,
    • misunderstanding has been gaining ground. Schopenhauer,
    • centuries. We shall understand the true meaning of asceticism as described
    • comprehension; I lack the power to understand them. Then there are others who
    • repeatedly emphasised that clairvoyance is not necessary for understanding
    • anyone can use unprejudiced reason to understand them. Impartial reason and
    • understanding what he is told concerning the spiritual world. In that case he
    • without understanding it, and with no wish to apply his reason to it, he will
    • communications from the invisible worlds without understanding them, he will
    • his way to an understanding of it, and if therefore he accepts another
    • level, at the old standpoint. But let us suppose a case where a person really
    • heightening our capabilities and using them to understand the outer world in
    • of life can do anything for the attainment or even the understanding of
    • gain understanding of the higher worlds may find a certain obstacle in the
    • wish to open for myself certain ways of understanding the spiritual worlds; I
    • gain understanding of the spiritual worlds. No-one should suppose that a
    • right way to reach an understanding of Spiritual Science.
    • world, however incapable it may be of understanding the real spiritual world.
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    • things from the standpoint of Spiritual Science, we are not so much concerned
    • symbolical of an outstanding human quality can be found:
    • environment. We can understand this if we recall Goethe's saying: “The
    • who understands these things to see how some people pass indifferently by the
    • beautiful in our surroundings, and by showing interest and understanding for
    • That is how we must understand egoism. The human Ego, having been fructified
    • preaching of human love is as though a stove were standing in a cold room and
    • good qualities of others with understanding. Wisdom of this kind, derived
    • of the world, so that understanding of human nature and harmonious consonance
    • own strength. Through a right understanding of egoism, accordingly, our Ego
    • concern outstanding men during the 18th century, a time when man as an
    • of these outstanding men was Goethe. And he has given us a work,
    • 18th century can help us to understand why Wilhelm Meister is led away from
    • that the artist, standing alone with his art, is in danger of losing the firm
    • particularly important for understanding this first part of the story, the
    • can understand the great world around him only when his own enriched inner
    • world stands before a trivially minded man and a man who has found the spirit
    • in this way from an artistic standpoint. But, after all, not a line of it was
    • the back while the pupils stand side by side. Especially significant is the
    • venerate what stands beside him as equality between man and man, for only
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  • Title: Lecture: Buddha and Christ
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    • and Christianity from the standpoint of Spiritual Science.
    • which stands before me as Man, Name and Form pass from life to life.
    • A man stands before us. He is constructed out of several
    • Therefore here is something (a man) which as it stands before us,
    • immediately and inevitably suggests that which stands behind it.
    • ‘Here stands a man. That which he is by reason of his different
    • it all there stands, as Man, a Spiritual Being, who not only brings
    • stands the Doer — a Doer who does not spurn the outer
    • Reincarnation from the Buddhistic standpoint, we must express it
    • easily arrive at an understanding of the main characteristics of
    • stands in the forefront of Buddhism, and it is that which makes it
    • we stand opposed to the outer world!’ He does not ask: ‘Is
    • Gospel; but we must understand them aright. Let us compare them for a
    • Now one can only correctly understand such a sentence
    • truly understands the word ‘evolution’ in the sense
    • expressed as follows. Humanity stands to-day at that stage when it is
    • more recognised when the understanding of the Christ Impulse will
    • understand that, six hundred years before the Christian era, one of
    • understand. What is this symbol?
    • Buddha stands before the corpse; and six hundred years after the
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  • Title: Metaporphoses/Soul One: Lecture 8: Buddha and Christ
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    • and that of Christianity on the other, from the standpoint of Spiritual
    • stands here before us as a separate human Ego, a definite personality; how he
    • that is not the parts. So the ‘name’ does stand for something
    • Buddhist, stands before us. He plays his part in the world and performs
    • the Buddhist way. Hence we can say: A man stands before us. He exists as a
    • man only because behind him stands a spiritual man who activates his
    • this question of repeated earth-lives from the standpoint of Spiritual
    • Christianity in its right relationship to Buddhism from this standpoint, we
    • Sermon on the Mount. We have only to understand them in the right way. Let us
    • understand such a saying only if we keep before our souls the whole
    • establish today. Anyone who understands history knows that such a primitive
    • Then people will understand how it was that six centuries before Christ one
    • hope that a rightly understood Christianity will stand out ever more clearly
    • understands the circumstances of spiritual life in Europe will know that even
    • illuminate our life becomes his passion. He does not stand and wait until the
    • Christianity of the future, which has learnt to understand itself. This
  • Title: Metaporphoses/Soul One: Lecture 2: The Mission of Anger
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    • not from the standpoint of contemporary psychology, but from that of
    • Spiritual Science. Spiritual Science stands firmly for the real existence of
    • standpoints of the present day has often been brought out; and need be
    • stands before us, is a far more complicated being than he is held to be by
    • outside. Indeed, with this designation ‘I’, we stand before that
    • so is still its slave. In a person who stands higher we find that his Ego has
    • aware of himself as an individual who stands apart from his environment and
    • there. Or can it be said that we stand in a self-conscious relation to anyone
    • not enabled by anger to take an independent stand, in cases where the outer
    • liberated Ego imbued with love. Then we understand what the legend does and
  • Title: Metaporphoses/Soul One: Lecture 9: Something about the Moon in the Light of Spiritual Science
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    • standpoint of science today. But all you can learn from these sources or from
    • done outstanding work in his own sphere by his discovery of the significance
    • stands on the ground of Spiritual Science, and is used to examining
    • standpoint, but whether or not we reject the spirit does not depend on
    • with Fechner, we can understand that Schleiden, with his eyes fixed on the
    • standpoint of Spiritual Science, we are of course not obliged to swear to
    • that in many places ebb and flow occur twice, while the moon stands at the
    • flow and ebb, but we can say that the course of the moon's orbit does stand
    • outstanding book, where he sets out his comprehensive scientific views, the
    • condition is nearer to that of the moon. Now we can understand why it is
    • and tides are recorded, you will understand the true relations between moon
    • principles of Spiritual Science, you will be well able to understand these
    • understanding of the more intimate ideas of Spiritual Science. People who try
    • hardly understand our song. But those who are ready to go even a little way
    • really not so difficult! Anyone who seeks to understand the song that
  • Title: Lecture: Spiritual Science and Speech
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    • It is certainly possible to understand something of the
    • being. As he stands before us he has in the first place his physical
    • said that we should not understand our own inner life of soul and
    • latter processes are connected with the Ego. We can now understand
    • keystone for the understanding of this is our knowledge that it was
    • symbolising activity. Hence we can understand that although the
    • In order, therefore, to understand the essential nature
    • at work in humanity, we shall understand that however different the
    • understand how to study the spirit of so marvelously constructed a
    • can understand the mysteries of speech; the artistic sense alone can
    • alone can understand the artist; artists of speech alone can
    • understand the creative Spiritual element in the origin of speech.
    • itself. When we understand how speech has proceeded from an inner,
    • will always be bound up with a development of an inner understanding
  • Title: Metamorphoses/Soul Two: Lecture 1: Spiritual Science and Language
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    • language was active in mankind then one can understand — as different
    • things which we have considered today, we can also now understand how a
    • understand the spiritual creativity in the origin of language. That is one of
    • something which is of significance on a practical level. If we understand how
    • of this who says: I will understand what the ether body is if in the first
  • Title: Metamorphoses/Soul Two: Lecture 2: Laughing and Weeping
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    • understanding of world history, tradition adds that on account of this smile
    • being, we have also to understand
    • if we are to understand laughing and weeping.
    • understanding or not understanding whatever is involved.
    • especially in tune with its environment if it has been trying to understand
    • cannot understand; suppose it tries in vain to find a right relationship to
    • understand, because it seems not worthwhile for our ego to penetrate into its
    • force of knowledge and understanding. In such a case we have to set up a sort
    • happening around us because we do not want to apply our understanding to it
    • and from our standpoint are right not to do so. It would be true to say,
    • therefore, that anything we are not intending to understand will cause an
    • weeping. Hence you will find it easy to understand that in a certain sense
    • understands these things rightly will agree with the German poet who says
    • understanding the essential nature of a being or a thing. Individual
    • to the facts which matter most in coming to understand man in his
    • religious records with the humility that such a deep and true understanding
    • our understanding of the records is greatly enhanced. We feel that they must
    • call for understanding but only for playing a sort of game. Directly we feel
    • mind may make us unwilling or unable to understand what is going on. Laughter
    • because he cannot understand him. If an undeveloped human being fails to find
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    • standpoint of these lectures we can form a clear picture of the
    • deeper understanding of what lies behind the surface of things through that
    • however earnestly one may try to understand and enter into what is said. The
    • understand his personal background and so come to see why he speaks as he
    • of understanding it is often to compare it with some related
    • this path. The example most helpful for an understanding of Imagination, or
    • by leaf until it is a flower. Compare it with man as he stands before you.
    • natural laws; it unfolds its being according to these laws, and it stands
    • outer and inner mystical life are fused. The picture stands before us in such
    • us to understand the real aim and intention of spiritual-scientific research.
    • understand it truly. Then we shall see that mysticism, because it has the
  • Title: Lecture: Prayer
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    • the special life of the soul. For this, we must understand both
    • they passed beyond it, or to understand what an Angelus
    • be difficult for us to get a true understanding of it. If we
    • some preliminary understanding of prayer we might say that,
    • standpoint that is easy enough to establish. Who would
    • what we have become. If we look back from today's standpoint
    • ourselves and to judge ourselves from the standpoint of the
    • understand how it can unfold a basic attitude and feeling in
    • prayer. Let us avoid misunderstanding. We are not praising
    • which all those speak who can understand prayer in its true
    • the physical, when we stand in the gloom and black of night,
    • understanding the secrets. This can be understood when we
    • it an objection to say that we must understand a prayer if it
    • understands the wisdom of a flower? Yet, we can take pleasure
    • understanding its wisdom as it is in the case of the flower.
    • inner prayer and complete surrender to what it understands to
    • discussion might be. Thus, to understand that a community
    • understanding of it, we shall rise above many of the possible
    • we shall never understand the life of man in its entirety
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    • we understand how Angelus Silesius was enabled through this same devotion not
    • by this or that spiritual movement, and to gain a true understanding of it
    • ourselves. We have become capable from our present standpoint of disagreeing
    • something greater, with something in our soul that guides us to stand face to
    • face with ourselves and to judge ourselves from the standpoint of the
    • character of prayer. Let us avoid misunderstanding. We are not extolling
    • far. If we understand this, we shall find in every prayer a force that leads
    • who understand prayer in its true nature. And the inward light comes to those
    • who understand the prayer of humbleness towards the future.
    • something always thrusts us away. The outer world stands before us like an
    • world we are standing somewhere surrounded by the blackness of night, we may
    • people who are far from understanding its depths. That is indeed the secret
    • can be effective even if it is not understood. We can come to understand it
    • understand a prayer if it is to have its true effect is simply not true. Who
    • understands the wisdom of a flower, yet we can all take pleasure in it?
    • that is enough, for anyone who understands it will certainly see through many
    • understand the whole life of man, an understanding is necessary of the force
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    • “Understanding Sickness and Death”
    • Today I want to deal with significantly deeper questions in the understanding
    • order to clarify how illness, health, death and healing stand in relation to
    • to the instrument of the brain, we can understand this physical body of the
    • An understanding of
    • today so that no one can understand how anything else could ever have been
    • easier to understand when spiritual science says that life presents different
  • Title: Metamorphoses/Soul Two: Lecture 6: Positive and Negative Man
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    • Our account will stand entirely on its own ground.
    • various incarnations, we can readily understand that in one earthly life a
    • Anyone who stands on
    • from subconscious obscurity. So we can understand how it happens in life that
    • individual understanding, and because it renounces everything that
  • Title: Metamorphoses/Soul Two: Lecture 7: Error and Mental Disorder
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    • the stimulus to gain a relevant understanding which can also flow into our
    • to be the same reality as a table standing before one. Only when the
    • understand the most important events in human life. Those, who for reasons of
    • standing in front of him. The images of the illustrated work on Paris and the
    • we can understand a wide field of mental disorder only if we grope not merely
    • someone was standing in his way. Where such an effect by the eye creates an
    • If we understand
    • conflict between outer and inner human being, then we can also understand
    • the present there is little understanding for what is meant by developing the
    • and yet it is important for an understanding of the present. Thus spiritual
    • objectivity which is necessary to understand the truths of spiritual science
    • understand spiritual science and reasoned understanding of spiritual science
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    • hard to understand, but he would find nothing of which he could say beyond
    • object, from a modern standpoint, that things would go badly if we had to
    • activity of the ego developed by gradual stages, and we shall understand how
    • understand that the seer, looking back over the course of human evolution,
    • understandable that as spiritual science indicates — the ego, before
    • judge. Behind the weak ego stands something like a reflection of the powerful
    • consciousness of the ego in the human soul. We see him standing on the
    • Spirit, and this made it possible for them to gain understanding of the event
    • which from all spiritual standpoints must be seen as the greatest impulse
    • in our inward life. Only by understanding the divine humanity of Christ Jesus
    • were men enabled to understand that the voice of God could be heard within
    • necessary for understanding this were present in the stream of thought that
    • that external understanding for the Divinity of Christ Jesus was born in the
    • preparing the way for understanding the Christ. Hence the victorious advance
  • Title: Metamorphoses/Soul Two: Lecture 9: The Mission of Art
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    • will understand that we have time to consider only the highest achievements
    • art Wagner saw a mysterious truth that could stand on an equal footing with
    • only a little understanding of Homer to realise that for him this higher
    • And if we are to understand this impersonal element in early Western poetry,
    • that he belonged to it, whereas a modern man feels that he stands apart from
    • the standpoint of a later consciousness, an echo of the clairvoyant vision
    • divine-spiritual powers which stand behind the interplay of human passions
    • Dante that specially impressed us? He stands there by himself, with his own
    • may reproach Dante for being a didactic poet. Anyone who understands Dante
    • personality into a world. We cannot properly understand or appreciate
    • subject of all sorts of fanciful speculation, but if we are to understand
    • and stands before us as a real objective figure in the outer
    • out from itself and understand other souls only if it develops its own
    • forth again and stands before man. That is how we should respond to the great
    • by developing his inner forces until the spiritual world stands open to him
    • only through the eyes of external science, he would come to understand it
    • stands at the beginning of an epoch during which man is to re-enter the
    • past, through the present, into the future. And so with deep understanding we
  • Title: Antworten der Geisteswissenschaft: Vortrag I: Das Wesen der Geisteswissenschaft und Ihre Bedeutung Für Die Gegenwart
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    • der Sinnes- und Verstandeserfahrung vorliegt, für die
    • menschliche Verstandesfähigkeit ein
    • Verstandeserfahrung sich darbietet, und zu den leitenden
    • Geisteswissenschaft für die Standpunkte der
    • Kreisen der Glaube entstanden ist, daß alle Erkenntnis,
    • richtet und den Verstand auf das anwendet, was die Sinne sagen,
    • Gemäßheit des Gegenstandes denken muß. So
    • verstandesmäßige Erfahrung, zuletzt eine geistige
    • Geisteswissenschaft heute noch ein gewaltiger Widerstand
    • und den Verstand an dem Gewonnenen entzündet. Wenn nun
    • und Rangordnungen der letzten Urbestandteile aller Wesen an,
    • Rosenstockes durch Blatt, Stiel und Krone, zustande kommen
    • Resultaten in Widerspruch standen, nicht mehr unmittelbar
    • imstande sein, in derselben Weise einzukleiden, in derselben
    • die Einrichtung unserer Sinne und unseres Verstandes ein
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    • science. One understands, for example, something by history
    • to humanity today. Who really stands on the ground of spiritual
    • understand that spiritual science still meets an immense
    • necessity that someone who believes to stand completely on the
    • who stands on the ground of spiritual science does not doubt at
    • should happen in order to show how that who stands on the
    • do you still speak about the spiritual beings that should stand
    • with the fact that our time stands under the suggestive power
    • person like Falk who met him with understanding. What he said
    • how do those who stand on the ground of mere Haeckelism face
    • can understand this very easily.
    • understands in which sense spiritual science has become a
    • necessity for our present. One also understands that this
    • Christianity. He, who stands on the ground of a purified
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    • nicht mehr imstande ist, irgendeine Vorstellung von dem zu
    • wir mitnehmen durch den Tod hindurch, sind wir imstande, unser
    • nicht imstande ist, sich an frühere Leben zu
    • betreffenden Menschenwesen entstanden ist. Das ist eine
    • Gegenstande in Berührung gekommen ist. Man kann noch
    • so oft mit einem Gegenstande in Berührung kommen, eine
    • Gegenstandes oder Erlebnisses und zwischen dem, was die
    • Vorstellung dieses Gegenstandes ist. Im Wahrnehmungsprozeß
    • habe, vielfach beanstandet werden wird von wackeren
    • äußeren Anprall des Gegenstandes im
    • auf jenen Zustand, in welchem der Mensch immer wieder in seinem
    • Leben eintritt, nämlich in den Schlafzustand. Mit
    • Schlußfolgerung sind, sondern durch ein neu entstandenes,
    • Zukunft, so weit sind wir imstande, in die Vergangenheit zu
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    • explained in this lecture. How little we understand the
    • which takes place there consist? We can understand it well if
    • does it stand positively in contradiction to the laws of that
    • which the soul stands in relationship with the organic, and
    • life, but notwithstanding this, it is correct. From the
    • something that can always recur if we stand before the object
    • which can be retained in the memory, the Ego stands as the
    • the surroundings many things which adults do not understand.
    • which are already in our consciousness. So we remain standing
  • Title: Antworten der Geisteswissenschaft: Vortrag III: Menschenseele und Tierseele
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    • Tiergeist», während heute der Gegenstand, über
    • Standpunkt aus mit vollem Recht, wenn von
    • etwas Reales anerkannt werden, so ist es vom Standpunkt
    • Standpunkte des Geistesforschers selbst sind diese vier Glieder
    • Tätigkeit etwas zustande kommt, was der Mensch nur
    • kann. Auf den letzteren Umstand wird eigentlich viel zu wenig
    • einem gewissen Zustand erfassen. Wer kennt denn nicht jene
    • diesem Zustande hervorheben können, das ist immer
    • Organisation. Ist er nicht imstande, sich wirklich in den
    • trifft der Ätherleib auf einen Widerstand eben auf.
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    • concepts and ideas he acquires in order to understand outer phenomena
    • true to himself and understand the nature of his own acts of
    • and we try to understand how it pours into, becomes manifest, in
    • well understand this, one can feel with them and discern what is in
    • extremely easy, from the standpoint of modern scientific research, to
    • to try to understand the nature of instinct. Our study has already
    • What has here been said from the standpoint of spiritual science has
    • from a different standpoint, it gives most useful examples of how
    • understand the nature of soul life in the animal. Above all we shall
    • animal. We can best understand this particular kind of experience by
    • proceeding in the proper way. But what stands out prominently in this
    • So we understand “pain” in the astral body by conceiving
    • instruct his organs afresh.” Anyone who understands this in the
  • Title: Antworten der Geisteswissenschaft: Vortrag IV: Menschengeist und Tiergeist
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    • solchen, wie wir ihn verstanden haben, erlebt, das heißt
    • Gewiß, es ist wieder kinderleicht, vom Standpunkt
    • Standpunkt, daß der Mensch irgend etwas ohne Organe
    • Herstellung des Gleichgewichtes zustande kommt, so haben
    • fassen verstanden, was sich in der Peterskirche in Rom
    • und nicht durch den Verstand, nicht durch den Begriff,
    • eingerichteten Bienenstaat zustande bringt, so schafft der
    • Verkehr tritt, ist es der normale Menschheitszustand. Wie aber
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    • in the fact that — I beg you not to misunderstand me, I mean
    • Observing man, we find something standing between spirit and bodily
    • self-conscious ego stands between his spirit and his bodily nature.
    • standing on the firm ground of natural science, it is child's
    • when he learns to walk, or, rather, learns to stand. Connected with
    • this learning to stand, a great deal in human life lies concealed;
    • What man developed manifestly through learning to walk and stand,
    • understand the whole connection. From this aspect, all phrenology
    • offered by its general organization for an understanding of
    • soon see it is so. Anyone able to understand such things, if wanting
    • cannot follow “ah.” It is of outstanding importance that
    • conception. As with inner necessity the inner life stands in relation
    • so on, which on both sides stands open to the working of the spirit.
    • in a certain way a foundation is laid for the whole understanding of
    • is concerned from his situation in respect of understanding it. The
    • understanding it. In this connection I should like to refer to an
    • afterwards; he does not accomplish this with his understanding, nor
    • expression in an organ, before understanding the laws of that organ
    • understand the life of rights, the life of the State, and the whole
    • untenable this conclusion is, we shall not be able to understand that
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    • Schlafzustandes ausgelöscht, sind fort. Für den, der
    • daß aber der Wachzustand darin besteht, daß der
    • sein Seelenleben wahrnimmt, und daß er es im Schlafzustand
    • wären dann ganz in einem Zustande wie im Schlafe.
    • Menschen ein krankhafter Zustand ist, könnten eine
    • einverstanden sein kann, und es ist oft ein Gefühl von
    • zustandebringt, wenn er es öfter
    • aufwachen, so haben wir uns aus dem Zustande, in dem wir waren,
    • entwickelt hat, um jenen Zustand zu erreichen, wo er nicht
    • durch die Sinne wahrnehmen und durch den Verstand
    • die nicht ein Gegenstand der Spekulation ist, sondern ebenso
    • ein Gegenstand, wie es die Farben und Formen, Wärme und
    • Seele, wie sie im normalen Zustande ist, hinaufmacht und
    • aber im normalen Zustande nicht wahrgenommen werden kann. Wenn
    • ist. Ich will nun von dem allerersten Zustand der Änderung
    • normalen Bewußtseinszustand. Denn wenn der Mensch
    • einer anderen Weise als sonst, wie er einen Widerstand an
    • fühlt richtig, wie wenn das Gehirn ihm Widerstand
    • entgegensetzen würde, wie wir zum Beispiel den Widerstand
    • gearbeitet hat. Er fühlt, daß er imstande war,
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    • soul life, as we stand in the normal human life, everything
    • perceive by the senses and understand by the mind. —
    • stands before me. With those things which appear as pictures at
    • working very suggestively which believe to stand on the firm
    • Since that often depends on our education what we understand
    • and the like. Nevertheless, not only that what we understand
    • senses and on that what he can understand. Nobody is entitled
    • quite different from those, which we can perceive or understand
    • way as you stand before a mirror — which becomes possible
    • understand with the senses and pursue with the reason, and that
  • Title: Antworten der Geisteswissenschaft: Vortrag VI: Der Geist Im Pflanzenreich
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    • gewissen Standpunkte aus in das Wesen der Pflanzennatur. Da
    • müssen, welcher Widerstand gerade durch jenes
    • wir es erklären, wie es entstanden sein
    • Schon ein äußerlicher Umstand könnte
    • verlängerten, das heißt die Erde ist imstande,
    • Mineralischen entstanden sein müsse. Diese Frage
    • entstanden ist, wie es heute die Naturwissenschaft noch glaubt
    • Erde birgt, zuletzt aus der Pflanze entstanden ist, daß
    • einen Wach- und einen Schlafzustand. Können
    • Tatbestand. Wenn wir auf der Erde die eigentümliche
    • Sommerzustand des Erdenorganismus besteht ja nun in einem ganz
    • Für den Winterzustand verschließt sich der
    • sich selber zusammen. Vergleichen wir nun einmal diesen Zustand
    • mit dem menschlichen Schlafzustand. Ich will jetzt scheinbar
    • für den Tatbestand.
    • Schlafzustand ist nur das Eigentümliche
    • wieder, weil der Leib ihm Widerstand bietet, sein Ich, sein
    • direkt vom okkulten, geisteswissenschaftlichen Standpunkt aus
    • dem geisteswissenschaftlichen Tatbestand deckt.
    • seinem Geist großartig die Natur zu umfassen verstand:
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    • the principle that the knowing human being should understand himself
    • spiritual science — we stand firm on the ground of natural
    • plants from a certain standpoint.
    • human spirit. It is therefore easy to understand that even the
    • which he is then imbedded. We will not understand the human being
    • unless we understand him as formed out of the entire macrocosm.
    • through spiritual science. We stand before the gigantic trees in the
    • plant spirit, and through this we feel as though standing in soul and
    • another person — into the soul of the earth, if we understand
    • understand such a concrete presentation of the spirit of the plant,
  • Title: Antworten der Geisteswissenschaft: Vortrag VII: Wie Erlangt Man Erkenntnis der Geistigen Welt?
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    • aber doch die mehr oder weniger eingestandene
    • in der Art, die nur der kennt, der ihn genauer verstand, legte
    • Zustandekommen es nun weiter keines äußeren
    • Beziehung noch sehr auf Widerstand. Da kann es nicht nur sein,
    • auf Widerstand, weil nun einmal in unserer Zeit — selbst
    • Verstand sich kombiniert hat aus diesen Eindrücken der
    • gibt es aber einen anderen Standpunkt, der ganz anders zu Werke
    • Standpunkt hinausführen, dann will ich einmal sehen,
    • gefaßt hat, ob er imstande ist, hier festzustehen. Denn
    • bewußtlos und ist nicht imstande, in einer geistigen Welt
    • die Arbeit des Verstandes hereinfließt —, das fehlt
    • Standpunkte sagen können: Da kommen diese
    • imstande ist, diese Sinnbilder auf sich wirken zu lassen, so
    • vollkommeneren Zustand. Wir spüren unter
    • ist in der Tat ein Mittelzustand vorhanden für jeden, der
    • diesen Mittelzustand muß der Mensch durch, und er kommt
    • Selbstbewußtseins stand, von der ich Ort und Zeit
    • anzugeben weiß. An einem Vormittag stand ich als ein sehr
    • Abstoßungskraft, Widerstand und so weiter sich als
    • da als Kräfte, als Widerstand, Druck und so weiter wirkt,
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    • for a knowledge that wants to understand itself as it is
    • which wants to stand on the firm ground of the natural
    • our thinking, with our soul forces, what can we understand of
    • opened ourselves to this, then we learn to understand what no
    • outer science understands that the old Pythagoreans spoke under
    • get an impulse to ascend to the spiritual world. We understand
    • fruit; thus it stands there chastely, without desire. On the
    • possible for every human being — to understand the
    • with communications only. It does not do that if it understands
    • is described now, but it is not necessary for the understanding
    • secrets and mysteries to understand the human being from the
    • who stands on the ground of spiritual science does nothing
    • to understand to live in the world so that one assumes, an
    • opening new worlds that stand really before us as our outer,
    • that the soul receives certainty to stand on its place in life.
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    • aus unserem Gedächtnis, daß wir nicht wieder imstande
    • Seelenwesen, als gewöhnlich zugestanden wird. So ist es
    • nehmen. Die ganze Art und Weise, wie wir imstande sind,
    • wie er zu seinem Vater stand. Wer den Dichter Hebbel genauer
    • Aber verstanden haben sich der Sohn und die Mutter, und die
    • Umstand berücksichtigen, sondern das im Auge haben,
    • einer Verstandesseele und von einer Bewußtseinsseele. Es
    • dem zweiten Seelengliede, in der Verstandes- oder
    • empfinden läßt. Was wir Verstandesseele nennen,
    • geben wir dem Kinde mit, wenn es für die Verstandes- oder
    • glänzend bestanden. Und der andere der Kandidaten
    • einen Gegenstand vorstellen willst, mußt du dich so
    • das Zusammenwachsen fühlst mit dem Gegenstande in Bildern.
    • Die Sonne stand zum Gruße der Planeten,
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    • instructive. If we try to understand it in its completeness, we
    • must understand how in the human soul two things make
    • qualities, but he could not understand them as they were with
    • entire human organisation. Hence, we can understand that we can
    • say, because I understand it so clearly, nevertheless, I should
    • and feeling nature, so that someone can understand your logical
    • his understanding, but from the whole personality, that is from
    • to persuade him. If anybody who understands the
    • Even with people of high standing — if they have not
    • understand what is outside him will be a clumsy person later in
    • of all in the time when one is not able at all to understand
    • standing there splendidly that the principles of space are
    • must understand such a quotation out of the situation. Who
    • created in the solid form, misunderstands it. However, someone
    • does also not understand it who does not know which deep
    • our brain. There we deeper understand what we could express
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    • Bewußtseins gestanden haben mag.
    • eines anderen Bewußtseinszustandes gibt, daß
    • hellseherischen Bewußtseinszustandes erkaufen. Das
    • Logik wieder hinzukommen der alte Hellseherzustand. Ein Abstieg
    • ihres alten, eben geschilderten Bewußtseinszustandes
    • den normalen Zustand hinaufheben kann, daß er aus
    • Welten, die zu uns sprechen. Und es bestand die Kunst,
    • unserer heutigen Zeit bei dem gegenwärtigen Stande unserer
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    • sense perceptions of to-day. We shall best understand the way in
    • possessed of understanding the spiritual world became less and
    • would understand the significance of Zarathustra's teaching, we must
    • understand the difference between the two thought
    • to strengthen the powers of understanding in order to penetrate the
    • knowledge and understanding for everything that lives, be it plant or
    • animal; understand all living things in air and water, on the
    • world with understanding and to feel, behind the outer realm of
    • understanding of things spiritual was far deeper than it is in our
    • time. This understanding was expressed in symbolical imagery, in
    • “Here I stand — a little world, but a little world which
    • must cease. In all these things we must understand that a survey of
    • spiritual sense, cannot understand Zarathustra; they cannot read the
    • souls respond can understand Zarathustra.
    • as he stands in the world, is a replica of this greater world; therefore
    • Zarathustra to understand the heroic conception of the universe,
    • understands their meaning as I speak them will experience much evil
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    • — realizing the importance of those lectures for understanding the
    • import and proper relation of these outstanding leaders, from
    • so difficult to interpret and to understand. We might say that
    • standard of normal human consciousness existing in their time.
    • Other such outstanding personalities of whom mention will be made
    • surpassing the customary standard of human consciousness of their
    • If we would understand the true significance of
    • We can understand the difference between that
    • understand, that he who would penetrate into the superperceptual
    • perceptions from a purely spiritual standpoint, was termed
    • understanding, we find them still unified and enduring.
    • — ‘As I stand here, I am a small world, and as such I am a
    • people understand (even when they have a certain sense for the
    • Darkness (Ahriman). It is not easy to gain a right understanding
    • expression in our material world? In order to understand this
    • good genii standing by the side of Ormuzd.’ Zarathustra
    • Fix in its place with thoughts that stand for
    • viewed from the standpoint of modern cosmic ideas, is liable to
    • understand it to-day, did not exist. Zarathustra and his
    • We can now understand how it was that a certain
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    • welcher den Gegenstand des letzten Vortrages dieses Zyklus
    • an demselben Wendepunkte standen, an dem heute die
    • Aristoteles hat über diesen Gegenstand so und so
    • über diesen oder jenen Gegenstand gemacht hat. Geradeso
    • Aristoteles verstanden, weil es im Grunde genommen eine
    • unglaublich mißverstandene Lehre war, die da vorgetragen
    • Standpunkt der Geisteswissenschaft nur das eine hervorheben,
    • Widerspruch zustande kommt, so glaube ich dem Aristoteles und
    • der Geistlichkeit stand, allerlei Stellen in der Absicht
    • vor Giordano Bruno und Galilei mißverstanden worden ist,
    • der alten griechischen Kultur stand, damit auch zugleich am
    • Ausgange derjenigen Zeit stand, in welcher das alte
    • hatte die alten Wissenschaften zustande gebracht. Und das, was
    • niemand verstand — natürlich auch nicht
    • verstandesmäßiges, intellektuelles Wissen nennen
    • Verstand, der an unser Gehirn gebunden ist. Dann stehen wir da,
    • Galilei stand durchaus auch auf dem Standpunkt, auf dem alle
    • großen Geister der Weltentwickelung gestanden haben,
    • Verstand unter dem göttlichen Verstände steht,
    • das kopernikanische Weltsystem zustande gekommen war. Um diese
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    • understand by attributing to the human beings existing then a
    • standpoint of time, we pass to the 16th and 17th centuries of
    • Giordano Bruno — so that we may be able to understand
    • viewed from an entirely different standpoint from that from
    • instruction. Hence the necessity, if we would understand
    • difficult for the modern mind to understand. We can only
    • understand it by placing ourselves, in imagination, in an
    • Aristotle stands out pre-eminent as an intellectual giant in
    • confine myself to showing you from the standpoint of
    • understand it when we realize that Aristotle lived at the end
    • writings which we cannot understand until we have learnt what
    • These are matters which we cannot understand until we have
    • not understand him either, for they did not take the trouble
    • tangible, which we can all understand. Let me illustrate this
    • words, which will help us to understand his whole soul and
    • attitude of mind. “Here we stand as men upon the earth.
    • from the brain. There we stand, ready to spell out, as from
    • his stand firmly on the ground upon which all the great minds
    • in the course of earthly evolution have taken their stand. He
    • it is, by space and time, it can immediately understand the
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  • Title: Antworten der Geisteswissenschaft: Vortrag XI: Was Hat die Geologie über Weltentstehung zu Sagen?
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    • vielleicht entstanden ist, sich umgewandelt hat. Bekannt
    • entstanden zu denken. Uber die eine auf solche Weise
    • entstandene Anlagerung haben wir uns eine andere
    • entstanden, so müßten wir uns denken, daß in den
    • entstanden ist, gewissermaßen — wenigstens nach den
    • heißen Zustande, so finden wir unseren Erdball —
    • Zustand im Sinne unserer heutigen Geologie zeigt. Das ist dort,
    • ist sozusagen aus dem Wasser entstanden — das war eine
    • Dagegen stand die Anschauung der Plutonisten, die davon
    • Zustandes in seinem Innern berge. Die Anhänger der
    • wenig mehr. Aus bekannten Bestandteilen, auf eine
    • gestanden und hinausgeschaut hätte, nicht
    • wie unser lebendiger Organismus die festen Bestandteile, die
    • nicht zu einem Urzustand unserer Erde, in welchem sie sozusagen
    • Lebendige als Folgezustand des Geistig-Seelischen an. Je
    • neue Gebilde entstanden, die eine neue Form geistiger Wirkungen
    • was als Folgezustand von dem eingetreten ist, was sich
    • zustande kommen; so daß im wesentlichen die Verteilung von
    • Einstürze, Faltungen und so weiter zustande gekommen ist.
    • aus dem unsere Früchte kommen, nur dadurch entstanden ist,
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    • science were compelled to take a stand in opposition to a branch of
    • relationship in which spiritual science must stand to geology —
    • differs. It stands to reason that the upper strata must be the
    • which arise from this; for anyone who understands the contradictions
    • were quite tiny beings today, standing within a human organism: if,
    • standing within it on a firm, bony base, we looked out into outer
    • way that we say to ourselves: On it we stand; it contains — in the
    • standpoint of spiritual science, we move about on a ground in process
    • of development. And so, from the standpoint of spiritual science, the
    • always find: here stands spiritual science with all it has to say out
    • science stands firmly on the pure and sound basis of facts; and
    • standing on the firm ground of science, at once lose their foothold
    • world with which, if we have the right understanding, our inmost
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    • Intellekt und Verstand, diese Art des
    • uralte Bewußtsein der Vormenschheit bestand in einem
    • Zwischenzustand, der nur, man möchte sagen,
    • gegenwärtigen Gegenstandsbewußtsein,
    • aufmacht und den Verstand zu Hilfe nimmt, und daß dieses
    • getötet, denn es stand eine harte Strafe darauf. Ja,
    • unter der Herrschaft der Römer stand, wegen der
    • also erst entstanden war nach dem Tode des Osiris — nur
    • dahinterstanden, die diese Stellungen hervorgerufen haben
    • sich wie einen Gegenstand anschaut. Der Mensch kann einen
    • Gegenstand als Objekt nur erkennen, wenn er
    • nächste Stufe der Isis-Einweihung bestand in dem,
    • aus, die an den Verstand gebunden ist, zu den geistigen
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    • at first to be as full of mystery as the Sphinx itself, standing
    • words. It must therefore be of great interest to us to understand how
    • only understand ancient centres of culture if we begin by
    • understand aright) proves the truth of what Spiritual Science
    • We can only understand this primeval Being if we realise what the
    • made on modern man by the Pyramids, standing on their four-cornered
    • understanding of such figures as Osiris and Isis become really
    • old Egyptian said to himself: “Man as he stands here to-day has
    • understands his physical nature — the expression of his Ego. He
    • stand outside his own being. That is why Initiation develops forces
    • understand the innermost nature of man we must not look at his outer
    • by the Spiritual Beings standing behind external history.
    • The Influence of Babylon on the Understanding of the Old Testament,
    • those remote ages of which the Sage spoke to Solon. Hermes stands
    • soul, understanding our own actions in the light of the eternal
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    • — realizing the importance of those lectures for understanding the
    • countenance of the Sphinx itself, which stands so grimly forth as
    • outstanding intellect as
    • really understand the events which took place at the ancient
    • thought, but with an understanding of the creation and spiritual
    • their leaders in virtue of outstanding individualities and highly
    • the Egyptians should gain wisdom and understanding from this
    • period, some other outstanding leader came to revive the ancient
    • to understand this being, it is necessary to realize what the
    • as an allegory, nor as a mere symbolism; in order to understand
    • is useless to attempt to explain these two outstanding figures by
    • spiritual and supersensible powers. But when thou standest before
    • depths of his being, for thus alone may true understanding and
    • understand his higher nature in regard to its physical aspect. To
    • stand-point.
    • understanding of Fire, Air, Water, the warmth of his breath, and
    • the South. We can therefore readily understand how absolutely
    • understanding, so that, even in the case of their Chronology,
    • of these ancient peoples this outstanding personality was looked
    • them to that higher standard exhibited in the human form. When
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    • das menschliche Bewußtsein in einem ganz anderen Zustande
    • das Gehirn gebundenen Verstand kombinieren, um sie zur
    • normaler menschlicher Seelenzustand vorhanden war: ein altes
    • Hellsehen, durch das die Menschheit in einem Zustande, der
    • Bewußtseinszustand hatten, aus dem sich nach und
    • Bewußtseinszustand entwickelt hat. So können wir also
    • äußeren Tatsachen uns gesagt werden, nur verstanden
    • werden können, wenn man einen solchen Urzustand des
    • getan hat, daß in den Urzeiten ein solcher Urzustand
    • zeigt sich, daß im Urzustand der Menschheit hohe
    • Zustand der Urmenschheit sei, sondern etwas in Dekadenz
    • Zustand der menschlichen Seele zu dem intellektuellen,
    • war die Menschheit einst in einem hellseherischen Zustande mit
    • solche Ahnung an einen uralten hellseherischen Zustand
    • der unmittelbaren sinnlichen Umgebung ist und was der Verstand
    • entstand also auf Indiens Boden ein Geistesleben, das ganz und
    • vor uns treten lassen, was in Indien entstand als die
    • der geistigen Welt gestanden hat, sind eine ganze Anzahl von
    • wir uns so recht auf den Standpunkt desjenigen, der aus dem
    • Standpunkt dieses Bodhisattva Gotama, der mit hoher Weisheit
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    • understanding of the essential nature of Buddhism — or rather
    • the longing for such an understanding — has only made itself
    • age many people feel an inherent desire to understand what really
    • that the deepest understanding of ancient works of art is to be
    • reincarnation is not really essential to the understanding of
    • the idea of repeated earthly lives, for to understand the essence of
    • understand the possibility of two streams arising in the gradual
    • would enable them to penetrate and understand the surrounding world
    • we understand the mighty impulse of the Buddha as it flamed up in a
    • thought. We can only understand the figure of Buddha when we
    • it were, passing from epoch to epoch. We can now understand the
    • existence gives us no understanding of suffering, nor can we release
    • must learn to understand aright, for many fantastic and grotesque
    • consider this, we shall never understand Buddha himself, or Buddhism.
    • Now we cannot understand
    • conception of history. But the Buddhist stands there isolated and
    • is the fault!” The Christian stands in the world
    • — these two pictures stand clearly before us. Buddha sits under
    • the Bodhi tree in the solitude of the soul. Jesus of Nazareth stands
    • Christ in me!” We must however understand that the
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    • — realizing the importance of those lectures for understanding the
    • earthly existence is quite independent of an understanding of
    • viewed from the scientific stand-point, will be entirely
    • We can easily understand that during the
    • which man might apprehend and understand through the medium of
    • characterized, that the outstanding figure of the Buddha can be
    • Deception‘, which is indeed Maya. It is also understandable
    • understand those contemplative moods, underlying a form of
    • standard; this decline persisted until a certain level was
    • outstanding figure whose personality was known as a
    • lofty standing of a Bodhisattva.1
    • we can best realize and understand the true significance of that
    • From the stand-point of Buddhism, Indian
    • regarded these happenings, as viewed from the stand-point of
    • readily understand how it was that this great spiritual Buddha
    • his understanding. That knowledge which we gain from the repeated
    • a true understanding of affliction, nor acquire that knowledge
    • understand this concept rightly, for then shall we avoid those
    • Buddhism became permeated with thought and understanding
    • the stand-point of detached and separate personality. How,
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    • Zarathustra, Hermes, Buddha, standen wir Erscheinungen
    • davon noch unmittelbar fortlebt in dem, was Bestandteil,
    • man sie voll verstanden hat, nach ihrem Ursprung zu fragen? Das
    • Ãœbergang von einem alten hellseherischen Zustand zu
    • dem heutigen Zustande unseres intellektuellen
    • menschlichen Bewußtseinszustandes für die
    • früheren menschlichen Bewußtseinszustand,
    • Bewußtseinszustande heraus geschöpft
    • vorgeschichtliche Zustand der Seelenverfassung ist in den
    • jetzigen Bewußtseinszustand übergegangen,
    • Bewußtsein, das durch unseren Verstand, durch unsere
    • Temperament, seine Eigenart, war nicht imstande, aus sich
    • und es ist richtig vom Standpunkte des intellektualistischen
    • Seelenkräfte stand, daß er aber vorzugsweise
    • Verstand, die auf die äußere Sinneswelt
    • intellektualistische Denken, das Wirken in Verstand und
    • aus dem Ich-Bewußtsein heraus im vollen Wachzustande
    • Vernunft und den Verstand war ihm gegeben, indem seine Seele in
    • Selbstbewußtseins stand, von der ich Ort und Zeit
    • anzugeben weiß. An einem Vormittag stand ich als ein sehr
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    • development of humanity with our soul life and can understand
    • disassemble it again to understand it. That is why in a certain
    • It has also the task that we learn to understand, above all,
    • to obtain full understanding of that from the biblical
    • understanding of Moses's impulse becomes quite necessary to us.
    • However, one cannot understand this mission of Moses if one
    • However, one cannot understand the myths and legends as
    • but one has to understand them as arising from a former state
    • Nobody can understand the ancient myths and legends really who
    • understand this human development that it is not a futile
    • arrangements. Thus, we understand people best of all in the
    • particular way. We do not understand these peoples if we are
    • — Then it seems understandable that Pharaoh's daughter
    • the name Moses for someone who understands this name. One
    • battle of the soul in that which can only give understanding of
    • source of wisdom. He who wants to understand what is deeper
    • into a spiritual world. Thus, we understand that what had to be
    • for a single soul force that does not stand beside spirits of
    • standing in the ego as the peoples felt once standing with
    • understand it with the reason, which combines the phenomena by
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    • — realizing the importance of those lectures for understanding the
    • outstanding patriarch. It seems to us that Moses is even now a
    • outstanding individuality, for through the Bible we are all
    • proper understanding of the Bible, and in this relation it puts
    • sections which deal with the great outstanding figure and
    • stand-point of external history. Following this method, the
    • understandingly into the strange and unusual features associated
    • high standard of discernment and understanding of the
    • foundation stone of a true knowledge and understanding of the
    • of understanding and intelligence, has now superseded the ancient
    • in many and varying forms. If we would indeed understand all that
    • We can best understand the people of a nation
    • from the stand-point of Spiritual Science when we realize that
    • order that we may understand the circumstances, it is necessary
    • yet bear abundant fruit. That knowledge and understanding which
    • we are to understand that in Moses we are concerned with a soul
    • concepts which it proffered to humanity. Anyone who understands
    • narrative we are to understand that the daughter of Pharaoh, who
    • evolution and development of the human race. Beings who stand
    • lofty standard of knowledge and discernment which can only be
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    • wollen wir uns heute vom Standpunkte der
    • der Wissenschaft drinnensteht oder drinnengestanden hat,
    • wir in den Himmelsräum hinaussehen. Ja, es entstand
    • Warum sollte man nicht imstande sein, anstelle dieser
    • Äthers hineinwirkte. Das stand wie ein großes
    • drinnen standen. Wir können uns in einfachster Art
    • vorhanden sei, wo wir imstande sind, die einzelnen
    • imstande ist, seine Erkenntniskräfte zu anderen
    • zuletzt der Endzustand dieser unserer Entwickelung, in der wir
    • Standpunkt der physikalischen Chemie, der Physik, der
    • Weltenkörper in den Raum senden, ist nun imstande
    • anderen Bewußtseinszustand nähern
    • Erde zu einem Zustande zurückverfolgen
    • aus sich heraus abgesondert hat. Damit also jener Zustand
    • erst ein neuer Zustand herbeigeführt werden,
    • der Kräftezustand ein, der allmählich
    • einen solchen Zustand unserer Erdentwickelung finden, in
    • Kräftesystemen zustande gekommen, was es
    • früheren planetarischen Zustand
    • Zustand, der dort genannt ist — aber darauf, wie man ihn
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    • say: one can understand that the human soul hopes to get
    • which stands vertically to our line of sight. Such a principle,
    • — about this worldview we say: we can understand that
    • people who stand or stood vividly in science know how bitter it
    • to understand things, which our eyes see, and our ears hear,
    • stars, then I would understand what it concerned understanding
    • considering a special attractive force — in understanding
    • stand in such an enlarged brain — namely in the universe
    • understand that the final state of our material development
    • understands something of knowledge that is quite apodictic
    • understand the world development almost try to come beyond the
    • things if we want to understand the difference between human
    • agree with us that the earth crust is dying off. We understand
    • understand it as dying off. However, in this fact is contained
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    • — realizing the importance of those lectures for understanding the
    • deeds, the characteristics, the greatness of this outstanding
    • consider Elijah from the stand-point of Spiritual Science. Viewed
    • if they will but do this, and make a reasonable and understanding
    • period? To understand this we must go back in thought to those
    • significant understanding of the Jahveh-Being, among those who
    • fuller and a higher order of human understanding, so that all
    • If you will not misunderstand my meaning, I would
    • stimulating impress of some momentous forward impulse, stand for
    • such advanced spiritual beings as are found among outstanding
    • understanding of the manner in which Naboth’s soul was
    • knowledge and understanding. He hungered because of an impulse
    • stand in the presence of that God who had revealed Himself before
    • first place and above everything, to stand before King Ahab and
    • clearly understand. To enter into details concerning these
    • must now be determined — I stand alone while opposed to me are
    • four hundred and fifty prophets.’ Who could understand
    • refused to eat! We can only begin to understand such statements,
    • parable form, when speaking to all who could not understand or
    • before whom I stand, there shall not be dew or rain these years,
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    • the ‘Scientific’ standpoint. On the other hand, it seems
    • region the ancient Gnosis looked for the Christ Being. To understand
    • We can understand this Gnostic conception by the
    • it will be particularly difficult for modern man to understand is
    • little understanding of the conditions of human evolution from the
    • understanding the daring conception of this Christ — this
    • deepest understanding, both of the evolutionary laws of humanity and
    • Jesus,’ it became apparent that when one stands on truly
    • of history understands them to be. The whole human evolutionary
    • ancient Mysteries. There is little understanding to-day of what the
    • remote past. The soul standing wholly upon its own foundations, can
    • Mystery Sanctuaries. Indeed, we only understand the mythologies when
    • wish, then, to understand ancient religious teachings, we must go
    • so long will he fail to understand the significance of the Christ
    • of a spiritual event such as this, can we understand what entered
    • Let us now consider how one who stands on the ground of
    • my ordinary consciousness He speaks to me when I rightly understand
    • He who can understand certain profound words in the
    • understand the true essence of Christianity must realise the
    • external research stands before a query, it is not led on to the
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    • — realizing the importance of those lectures for understanding the
    • spiritual life and spiritual reality. If we understand this
    • epoch-making events, when they feel that they stand at a
    • directly connected with this outstanding incident, and which are
    • ever less and less capable of understanding that bold concept,
    • of modern Spiritual Science, man has gained an understanding of
    • within the human form] come before the people and stand forth as
    • those ancient standards of human conduct which have been passed
    • understand Mythology rightly, when we regard the forms and
    • most outstanding event that came to pass in Palestine, in
    • by Temple priests, or by leaders having understanding of the
    • If we would indeed understand the Gospels, we
    • descriptions have reference to that great outstanding historical
    • one with the most significant and outstanding of all spiritual
    • concealed. When we come to understand these things rightly we
    • man’s uttermost understanding. Hence, that great message
    • thy conscious state if thou but rightly understandest that
    • indeed was a glorious initiation truly consummated — to stand
    • ever-increasing clarity of understanding and discernment of the
    • He who can understand the Gospels from this point
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  • Title: Human History: Lecture I: The Relation of the Human Being to the Supersensible Worlds
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    • supersensible worlds to receive sense and understanding of the
    • philosophy. Someone who is full of life who stands as a
    • as unenjoyable such ways are for practical persons standing in
    • human being gets goose pimples who stands, otherwise, in the
    • who deals with spiritual science understands Parmenides when he
    • thinker may feel satisfied in a way, but somebody who stands in
    • that who understands the meaning of life. But now I want to
    • understanding of the sources of existence, so that the pain
    • understand the described things in the trivial sense. There one
    • world. What the philosophers and naturalists understand by the
    • where he stands to another point of view. He has to ascend from
    • stand firmly on the ground on which we can work and recognise a
  • Title: Human History: Lecture II: Death and Immortality
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    • realise that I applied a scientific standard to the considered
    • objects already, even if a spiritual-scientific standard.
    • confused book from our standpoint, but an attempt that allows
    • of immortality from the standpoint of reincarnation. Thus, I
    • understand the sleeping human being from the standpoint of
    • a moment as the bees fly to the flowers if one stands within
    • see in that what we get now what stands in the way of our
    • Today we stand strictly speaking only at
  • Title: Lecture: Prophecy -- Its Nature and Meaning
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    • closely connected with a widespread, and understandable, trait in the
    • that from their standpoint it was as natural to them to take this
    • minds of the 16th century and of outstanding
    • stand he would otherwise have taken and so was himself the cause of
    • examples in order to show that in accordance with the standards of
    • equity, the conception of Roman citizenship ... it all seems to stand
    • understand why Tycho de Brahe, Kepler and others, worked on the basis
    • concrete ideal. This picture seems to tell him: Mankind is standing
    • store; he understands, too, why the pictures are capable of many
    • standards, must learn from this vista of the world that the purpose
  • Title: Human History: Lecture IV: From Paracelsus to Goethe
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    • cones do not understand each other well. This is why someone
    • us this man mental-plastically. Hence, we can understand that
    • withstand there, we have to look at how at that time medicine
    • connected. One cannot understand the human body and soul as the
    • could not stand at all that he expressed himself in German what
    • understand that he walked through the lands and wanted to
    • person understands the impression deeply penetrating into our
    • understand his early death completely.
    • from his surroundings. He took a music stand, laid minerals of
    • open ourselves to Goethe's life especially, his Faust stands
    • but Paracelsus himself stands before us as he worked on Goethe.
    • that Faust found a deep understanding of nature, also a kind of
    • forces from his soul, to developing an understanding also of
    • to understand some living thing and to describe it,
    • To understand some living thing and to describe it,
    • Who wants to recognise and understand some living thing,
  • Title: Lecture: The Hidden Depths of Soul Life
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    • our consciousness is concerned, if we really want to understand our
    • clearly shown by Nature herself lets us see how matters stand when we
    • view of everyday life. Thus over against the physical body there stands
    • people to understand — dream-life. Dreams surging up and down in
    • was standing in the pulpit preaching. She heard his sermon quite
    • One understands such a
    • conclusion that, from the standpoint of conscious life, the world
    • soul life. We now begin to understand how man has to look upon himself
    • become so fixed that the man in question no longer understands what
    • earlier would have suited him. Formerly no understanding was shown him
    • experience, or when we stand anxiously facing what unknown things may
  • Title: Lecture: Good Fortune Its Reality and Its Semblance
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    • spiritual causation or Karma. It is easy to understand that men of the
    • that we do not stand alone with the world staring us in the face like a
    • single shows that he does not stand outside the world, that he has definite
    • when he loses is caused by the sensation of standing alone — bad luck
    • stand alone by himself.
    • fortune were he through misunderstanding the principles of spiritual
    • one life determining another, I can easily understand that an unfortunate
    • seen that a man's quest of happiness springs from a desire not to stand
    • way, understanding himself within a world-conception of this kind — what
    • When such a man says this, he has already begun to understand that in fact
    • explicable to my spiritual understanding through my relation to the
    • associated it is with the conception of spiritual science, that man stands
    • man. True, it does not stand as something to be immediately achieved in the
    • Man stands with courage at the helm
  • Title: Human History: Lecture VII: The Prophet Elijah
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    • Bible. The outer history can hardly understand this significant
    • completely familiar by long-standing occupation with the power
    • Solomon was over, and the Palestinian kingdom had to stand
    • the better understanding, I use the names of the Bible. We have
    • bigger understanding of the being of Jahveh should arise. One
    • a young people could understand it. The Jahveh religion which
    • penetrated by a higher understanding of the human beings saying
    • significant jerk forward first in their souls they stand alone.
    • his soul ask him, what shall you do now? He stands there
    • am standing alone here — and 450 priests of
    • vision. A “company” of his prophet disciples stands
    • understood were told to those who could not understand the
    • stories so that they could understand them. Then from that
    • Bible. One told it in parables to those who could not understand
    • in the Bible, you cannot understand why Jezebel should have
    • Briefly, we have pictures that you can only understand if you
    • outstanding measure, so that we have to register an important
    • Therefore, we cannot understand what occurs
    • around us, if we cannot understand what happened in the past.
    • And what she won't discover to your understanding,
  • Title: Human History: Lecture VIII: The Origin of the Human Being
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    • admirable progress of natural sciences. One can understand that
    • worldview, which wants to stand on the firm ground of natural
    • stand there even today compared with the popular consciousness
    • really only someone stands on the firm ground of scientific
    • that what arises as worldview if one really stands on the firm
    • and an intellectual attitude, but it has to understand how such
    • such a material independence of each other and to understand a
    • something, but you cannot understand it!
    • organisation, so that you can understand what you could not
    • understand before. The communicability of spiritual science is
    • from the today's consciousness for which an understanding will
    • not experience, before he understands it, anything that faces
  • Title: Lecture: The Origin of the Animal World in the Light of Spiritual Science
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    • other hand we can perceive how deeper thinkers who stand entirely on
    • today. Gustav Theodor Fechner cannot understand that the living ever
    • how notable thinkers standing firmly upon the grounds of natural
    • firm and strong on the grounds he took a stand upon, just by saying
    • must again say, as matters stand today, that it can never result from
    • liquid. If we let this solution stand, then a sediment deposits
    • earthly existence reveals itself in such a way that we can understand
    • that binds us not to stand still, but to move upwards to more and
  • Title: Human History: Lecture X: Christ and the Twentieth Century
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    • If we want to understand the gnosis
    • of Christ in such a way that we can understand it because it is
    • human being hardly understands is that something is connected
    • documents where one stands on really Christian ground do not
    • development in the ancient mysteries. Today one understands a
    • Someone can only understand what was done
    • temples — we have to understand them as spiritual educational
    • One understands mythology only if one
    • understands its figures as pictorial representations of that
    • understand the Gospels in such a way that one asks, what had an
    • whole following evolution of humanity, one does not understand
    • other preconditions of spiritual science, one can understand
    • will also understand that that what happens by this event in
    • consciousness if you properly understand how by the Mystery of
    • Someone who can understand certain deep
    • being. — We have to understand such a quotation of Christ Jesus
    • understand it not as if he rejects the beneficiary of
    • research results of science. But where this stands as before a
    • thinking. The human being stands on the point of view now that
    • able to understand the Christ event and does no longer take
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  • Title: Human History: Lecture XI: Human History, Present, and Future in the Light of Spiritual Science
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    • Those who believe to stand on the firm
    • ground of science, but stand only on their own prejudices
    • understands why the Mystery of Golgotha had to take place just
    • understand human history spiritual-scientifically. How are we
  • Title: Human History: Lecture XII: Copernicus and His Time in the Light of Spiritual Science
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    • the world of the sixteenth century, the earth on which one believed to stand firmly resting
    • one can understand the action of Copernicus, actually, only if
    • understand the action of Copernicus and the character of his
    • his reason could understand, we would realise that the ideas of
    • understand Aristotle only properly if one takes that as a
    • than that which only the senses and the reason can understand.
    • understand Aristotle properly if one does not see his whole
    • Now not a deep understanding, but strictly
    • see with the senses and understand with the intellect.
    • above all, to understand the human being, as he is on earth, in
    • understand space and time but to recognise what lives in the
    • the thought, it got the urge to understand the outer reality.
    • impulse, although those did not understand him who believed to
    • necessary to be able to understand the outer reality also
    • can understand by logic at successive times what is spread out
    • the human mind and intellect can maybe understand successively,
    • Where these spirits wanted to advance to an understanding of
    • they wanted to understand the soul life with the principles
    • of different members of his being, It understands him as a
    • human thought wanted to be only an instrument of understanding
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  • Title: Lecture: Death in Man, Animal, and Plant
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    • world stand on a footing that gives no foundation for those points of
    • approach has been made from the standpoint of science, to the problem
    • find that precisely from the standpoint of Spiritual Science, we can
    • has written on the nature of death from the standpoint of his natural
    • it is indeed no more than this — which, as it stands, traces
    • employs all means to come to some kind of understanding of the nature
    • made by those who feel they are standing on its firm ground between
    • time easy to understand; namely, the “Physiology” of no
    • which we can understand when spoken by the gloomy, melancholic Prince
    • may say, and we understand it in its dramatic connection; but when
    • regarded from the standpoint of modern physics, geology, and
    • organism, stands out just like, or similar to, the solid skeleton as
    • we stand at the point where we can say: Again Spiritual Science
    • come to understand that the great earth mother is a complete organism
    • hypotheses he can form a world conception which apparently stands
    • man. Just as we understand the necessity of sleep for the life of
    • ideas, so we now understand the necessity of death for the life of
    • understand the meaning of death for man's eternity have we
  • Title: Human History: Lecture XIV: The Self-Education of the Human Being
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    • that stands over him what the human being himself can be at
    • appear. We can understand this. We do not want to go back to
    • understand how there a certain caste classification put the
    • understand that under these conditions more and more one calls
    • activities and not with intellectual understanding, then we
    • which he understands not with his reason but facing them with
    • A moral philosopher who does not stand on
    • those endlessly regretted who understand the most after the
    • right way, if he understands that he himself has caused what he
    • significance get over any opposition and misunderstanding, a
  • Title: Lecture: The Nature of Eternity
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    • it? Well, there is only one way of understanding it —
    • man cannot see his own face from outside. Standing before a
    • stands its reality, always at work in us, even when we are
    • difficult to understand that these forces, brought about by
    • among those who believe they are standing on the firm ground
    • evolutionary standpoint based throughout on clairvoyance, can
  • Title: Human History: Lecture XVI: Darwin and the Supersensible Research
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    • evolution of the animal forms. Those do not stand only in the
    • Then we also understand that the materialist-monistic way of
    • advanced, and we understand that this way of thinking also
    • the understanding of criminal actions. Thus, we see that
    • If one understands that in its basic
    • great has been prepared that one only misunderstands, as if it
    • is why he stands there as just a courageous man who does not
    • But if the human being can understand what
    • someone who understands the course of the human culture, will
    • school could know this and could understand his ideas. But you
    • understand Count Gobineau, and that you have to exceed what you
  • Title: Lecture Series: Jacob Boehme
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    • interesting, from a certain standpoint, as the flowing together
    • understand every personality that appears in the spiritual life
    • how people try to understand Goethe by collecting all sorts of
    • in this manner really to acquire much for the understanding of
    • understand how Jacob Boehme grew out of that which constituted
    • impression, however, on one who seeks to understand him
    • Boehme was able to soar up to his high spiritual standpoint. In
    • it understandable that even as a boy of twelve or
    • as an apprentice and often had to stand guard, so to speak, in
    • other works also, does not understand much of Jacob Boehme. But
    • Attainment. Thus Jacob Boehme stands before us as an
    • one thing stands out particularly. It has been emphasized
    • syllables into words, then we can understand that what nature
    • one understands Jacob Boehme who simply supposes that he
    • human being. A person understands him only if he knows that
    • stands there as the solution of the corresponding riddle. Thus,
    • now, if we look at him thus, we understand how he could wrestle
    • understanding and thoughtful man shows himself anywhere in the
    • thought in a similar way, must understand how Jacob Boehme
    • (Ungrund), and here we actually stand before an
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  • Title: Raffaels Mission Im Lichte der Wissenschaft vom Geiste
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    • sie wiedererstanden sind in der Seele Raffaels und da erst in
    • das, was wir oftmals vom geisteswissenschaftlichen Standpunkte
    • hier vom geisteswissenschaftlichen Standpunkte aus über
    • unvollendet neben seinem Sterbebett stand, der
    • zustande gekommen, der damals ganz Italien in Aufregung
    • Geist in diesem asketischen Leibe vor ihnen gestanden
    • gegründet worden wäre, so stand Florenz unter dem
    • Seele eine wiedererstandene Seele hätte aus einer Zeit, in
    • schauenden Augen auftreten in dem wiedererstandenen
    • und Trümmern wiedererstandenen Statuen und die
    • griechischer Geist aus seinem Zeitalter heraus wiedererstand.
    • Und so mußte wieder dieser Zeitgeist, der da entstand,
    • Griechentum jetzt so aus, daß er imstande war, die ganze
    • stand. Aber man muß es empfinden an jener Stelle des
    • erst ganz verstanden, wenn wir eine Empfindung, von der sich
    • stand —, als er Raffael immer wieder betrachtete, wenn
  • Title: Lecture Series: The Mission of Raphael in the Light of Spiritual Science
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    • figures stand there, making us feel that they emerge suddenly out of the
    • emphasized from the spiritual-scientific standpoint in connection with
    • from the standpoint of Spiritual Science in regard to Raphael's relationship
    • an epoch to which Raphael stands in a relationship to when we allow him
    • And if we would understand human evolution in the sense of Spiritual
    • what has remained to us in the creations of Raphael. Raphael stands there
    • studying one such period we find that at the end of it, Raphael stands at
    • were standing before them in that ascetic body. The words of Savonarola
    • rises up, showing us visibly in history how Raphael's soul stands out
    • is difficult to understand in the sense of Natural Science according
    • a something within him much more ancient than all the beings who stand
    • in which only later was incorporated into the kingdoms which now stand
    • world and realize that we can only truly understand it when we rise above
    • it form in a picture like the Sistine Madonna, stands there in its inner
    • earlier experiences, we understand why it is so illuminating and inwardly
    • In the attempt to understand
    • is revealed in the radiance of the Raphael life. Then we understand
    • stands at the turning point of ages, pointing back to days of yore,
    • soul. These wonderworks of so rare and art stand before us like a fusion
    • the workings of human fantasy, we can understand the depths of inner
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  • Title: Poetry/Fairy Tales: The Poetry of Fairy Tales
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    • explaining and trying to understand it will probably never destroy
    • must come to understand. Here, as in other works of art, we meet a
    • its taste, is not at all evident to our observation or understanding.
    • is fairly easy to follow attentively and understand certain
    • world unload their great strengths on us as we stand there more or
    • understanding them. The soul formed these into pictures and images
    • experience but don't understand, something we don't even bring to
    • delicious we're eating. And so we can know and understand something
    • live in; she experiences (but does not understand) her unending task,
    • and there you will be able to understand it. The actual details, however,
    • quite correct from the spiritual-scientific standpoint, to describe
    • remembering or understanding this relationship of our ego, for
    • to his last. Then we understand how a fairy tale can press into
    • you have a feeling like this, you will understand why there are so
    • stands out so clearly that we feel something vibrating in the
    • deepest of soul experiences. Now one can understand why Goethe
    • what is most difficult to understand is able to be put in the most
    • understand that although the age of reason did its best for a hundred
  • Title: Lecture: Leonardo da Vinci
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    • coloring is now to be seen. In spite of this, when one stands before
    • the year 1452 to 1519, will stand before this picture in the
    • work on people today, stands practically in the same relation to what
    • on the wall. We stand sadly before this picture in Milan, and with
    • could never come to an end. We must try to understand the soul of
    • have just done, we must, to understand him fully, add that the Duke
    • Christ Figure, standing out as it does from the other figures, seem
    • to be justified, in this sense. We can understand the lighting of all
    • According to this hypothesis one can understand how Leonardo, who
    • with respect to this one figure. We can then understand that he might
    • different understanding we obtain of such a man as he, if we rest on
    • again to consider the background from which this soul stands out.
    • Today we again stand at
    • nothing satisfied him. There he stands, in expectation of this new
    • from another standpoint and say: No matter what this soul may have
    • super-sensible existence and we say to ourselves: Oh! We understand!
    • Science we may understand the world. If we contemplate spirits such
    • out at us. Yes, we begin to understand this age, the time of sunset
    • great spirit had to undergo. We understand the age and we understand
    • understand the full greatness of the force which had to be there to
  • Title: Lecture: Errors in Spiritual Investigation
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    • comparison from ordinary sense observation will help us to understand
    • courage, a standing up for what one recognizes as true, are proper
    • spiritual world, but who have acquired an understanding of entering,
    • yet one need not come by this means to a real understanding of the
    • be handled in this way, of that which stands apart from the
    • yet a spiritual investigator is unable to know and understand and
    • also possible for a person to understand the descriptions of the
    • necessary to be a spiritual investigator not in order to understand
    • painter to understand a picture; it is the same with understanding
    • sufficiently sound, can understand and illuminate everything as if
    • thinking reside faculties that stand in direct connection with the
    • understanding — not the kind given by the things
    • in regard to what he is trying to prove. One can understand the
    • and therefore to stand as though spiritually unconscious in relation
    • things that can stand in a hostile way on the path of spiritual
  • Title: Spiritual Science/Treasure for Life: Lecture I: The Spiritual World and Spiritual Science
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    • all, who stands on this point of view. Since how much is
    • understands that best of all who has penetrated just into this
    • Contradiction, opposition, and misunderstanding are
    • quite comprehensible to me. One can find misunderstandings in
    • any tradition. From another side one misunderstands spiritual
    • stand on the firm ground of scientific research and thinking. I
    • more than just someone who stands on the ground of spiritual
    • man would not understand how deeply not only in the contents,
    • science understands that, it draws the knowledge from that
    • However, with it one stands straight away
    • cognition if he understands himself in such a way, as he is,
    • conditions. This is a misunderstanding, too. What it concerns
    • being spends to stand vigorously in the world must become
    • water. The spiritual researcher stands before the human being
    • in the world, as the chemist stands before the water. The human
    • these active, creative forces that stand behind all
    • on relatively elementary stages, this standing beyond the body,
    • because you stand as an earthly human being in the usual life
    • submerge again in the organism. The human being stands now
    • Those who believe to stand firmly in the
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  • Title: Spiritual Science/Treasure for Life: Lecture II: Theosophy and Antisophy
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    • attention to the fact that just someone who stands within
    • science finds opposition and lack of understanding from the
    • viewpoints from which such misunderstandings and oppositions
    • If one understands these roots, some opposition also becomes
    • where it stands in the everyday life, but if it goes through a
    • the mirror standing before it? Because the beams of light are
    • would never be able to stand firmly in the world. The whole
    • stand in the spiritual world during his life. He had to put out
    • far as he stands beyond this spiritual-mental world. The human
    • pictures, and ideas and so on. But it is useful to understand
    • if one even wanted to understand the slightest element of the
    • misunderstandings from the start, I note that these talks are
    • give information about that. One can externally understand such
    • nothing about it. That is not surprising if one understands it
    • something that must exist understandably in an age where one
    • kind of misunderstanding is comprehensible. Someone who alleges
    • such misunderstandings should consider always that he says
    • because the theosophist can understand him. He differs from the
    • that one has not yet taken the step to understand that
    • can also understand this theosophy, can fully accept it and
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  • Title: Spiritual Science/Treasure for Life: Lecture III: Spiritual Science and Denomination
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    • contemplate on one of many misunderstandings that this
    • that knowledge, as it is standard in natural sciences, and
    • understanding of the religious life and the religious
    • understanding, because spiritual science wants to introduce
    • With Intuition, he stands in the spiritual world in such a way
    • to understand this as the characteristic feature of spiritual
    • misunderstanding emerges, so that the belief could not
    • field and which are based on nothing but on misunderstanding:
    • of 500° C. The human being must stand while he perceives
    • if one saw the human being immediately standing in the stream
    • There one stands sensorily perceiving in
    • stand with a piece of your being in the world. However,
    • sensory world into yourself; you stand in the world, even if
    • confessions. Since these stand on no
    • such a way that he says to himself, there I am, I stand in the
    • searches his hopes for his humanity in order to stand firmly in
    • that is generated by spiritual science inevitably understands
    • different for someone who understands the things really than
    • already stands at the point where he wants to pass the
    • science who has real art stands in life in such a way that he
  • Title: Spiritual Science/Treasure for Life: Lecture IV: On Death
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    • in order to avoid any misunderstanding
    • of the present is inclined to expand that which one understands
    • life after death, the human being would understand these
    • statements as little as a just born child would understand if
    • cause of the picture, but he who is standing in front of
    • researcher understands completely if anybody who wants to count
    • creative realm of the world. Hence, we also learn to understand
    • life. Maybe you understand just at this point that the
    • to discover the mysteries of life. Yes, you also understand
    • standing, from everything.
    • must place itself beside you like a ghostlike enemy who stands
  • Title: Spiritual Science/Treasure for Life: Lecture V: The Meaning of Immortality of the Human Soul
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    • he felt forced to understand the complete historical life of
    • Lessing understands this evolution of the human race as a
    • him who could not yet stand on the ground of our modern
    • epoch. There we stand on the ground of spiritual realities that
    • in the true sense of the word stands behind that which develops
    • spiritual-mental. Behind our body, we stand with our
    • the glass which caused the reflection when I stand actively
    • only grievously. There we stand again at a point where I must
    • you understand it correctly. Aristotle believes that the short
    • can stand as an ideal of true humanity before us.
    • today's one, you can say, I can understand that the everyday
    • Thus, one can understand that the human
    • understand the spiritual researcher if you hold the thought in
    • recognise mountains and lions and to understand something
    • object to such indications who stand so completely in the
    • adult. Just on the same point of view somebody would stand who
  • Title: Lecture: Michelangelo
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    • every means to understand the secrets of our existence, we shall find
    • understanding of their muscular structure and anatomy, and their
    • Michelangelo and the Greek sculptors; he stands at the beginning of
    • stands at the opening of the modern age in the same relation to art
    • stand. Look at his Madonnas; in the earliest phase the child rests
    • brought it to a standstill and the Pope transferred his interests
    • we ourselves stand. We live together with this God the Father; we
    • woman just reaching maturity; she stands forth among the other Angel
    • the highest things. Sibyls and Prophets stand over against each other
    • ourselves stand, was also well aware what it means if the soul and
    • Michelangelo stands at the
    • understand it more inwardly and in the present age see how the human
    • Michelangelo. If we start from this standpoint and try to get as close
    • understand the doctrine of repeated earth lives any more than his
  • Title: Spiritual Science/Treasure for Life: Lecture VI: The Evil
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    • negativity of the evil stands on the same ground as the answer
    • Lotze moves the wise understanding of the evil into an
    • weapons one has tried to approach the understanding of the evil
    • a complete misunderstanding
    • more or less; however, someone who understands the human soul
    • in certain future, I would like to say, and understands that,
    • Thus, we stand at the watershed of two
    • To understand some living thing and to
    • He who wants to understand life
  • Title: Spiritual Science/Treasure for Life: Lecture VII: The Moral Basis of Human Life
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    • understand it? In such a way, that it speaks from another world
    • stand more or less on a scientific ground and with those it is
    • creators, co-creators of the world. We can understand how we
    • world order, then one clearly understands what I have already
    • Today we stand there with the
    • aurora of our time. However, one still stands alone in a way.
    • One stands there in such a way that one has the insurmountable
  • Title: Spiritual Science/Treasure for Life: Lecture VIII: Voltaire
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    • It is great to see Giordano Bruno standing
    • and us. You understand this spirit if you put him historically
    • life at the beginning of Voltaire's age to understand the
    • the moral-spiritual aspect of Locke's standpoint above all.
    • that one stands on sure ground only on the ground of the
    • understandable. Since as he stood there with his soul, he had a
    • road to Rome to come to an understanding with Rome.
    • and will properly appreciate what he did to understand the
    • can understand nothing of such a second human being. A
    •  Thus, we can understand that Voltaire
    • of this man to understand such paradoxical matter that he
    • understand that a spirit like Voltaire says: “I do not
    • of it: “Only an upper class can understand heaven and
    • world in a way. Thus, one can also understand that a spirit who
    • One can understand that the eighteenth
    • of the cultural current. One can understand that this had to be
  • Title: Spiritual Science/Treasure for Life: Lecture IX: Between Death and Rebirth of the Human Being
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    • in spiritual science — I ask you not to misunderstand
    • — who cannot stand it
    • understand it.
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    • understand that on one side numerous human beings of the
    • soul forces. On the other side, one can understand that from
    • spiritual science. The spiritual researcher also understands
    • understand all other worldviews and can completely acknowledge
    • of that worldview which believes to stand firmly on the ground
    • to stand strictly on the firm ground of scientific methodology.
    • to understand the human being and gets clear about the fact
    • of this worldview to understand the human being wholly
    • standpoint of spiritual science to the other worldviews, I have
    • spoke in a clear, understandable way where they expressed this
    • stands then in the physical world as a human being before us.
    • Helen; and one understands it after Goethe's portrayal that he
    • Paracelsus: this Homunculus is a being which stands between the
    • originated who stands before his retort and mixes substances
    • creation in reality. He stands before the retort and
    • monist standing before the retort, we see him treating the
    • understands how Homunculus can come to such like
    • Who would understand better
    • the eighth song. They do no longer stand it here under the
    • overcome Homunculism by the living understanding of the
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    • particular kind of understanding. I have pointed already
    • researcher to understand what the spiritual researcher explores
    • immediate, secret language by which it can understand, what the
    • spiritual-scientifically, as one can understand a picture, even
    • bring yourself to an understanding that is not kept tied to the
    • understand the spiritual-scientific results. If one brings
    • the spiritual world. Therefore, one understands spiritual
    • treasures for life by the living understanding of that what
    • human soul attains an understanding of this what he has to say,
    • with understanding. This soul takes care to develop
    • understanding forces for the results of spiritual research.
    • While we understand that what the senses and the reason offer,
    • we remain dependent with this understanding on our physical
    • understanding in that what spiritual science offers, we live in
    • If one wants to understand spiritual
    • science in the same way as one wants to understand the results
    • activity; and the understanding, which it gets, appeals at
    • spiritual science if one meets it with understanding. Then,
    • only those can regard it as a remedy who want to understand the
    • remedies; but one has to understand that it wants to give not
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    • great size stands beside a brook. The generations inhabiting this
    • Years' War. The standard of life prevailing at this time in the
    • away from his parents' house, standing there from 4 o'clock onwards
    • solitary spaces surrounding him. And thus he was still standing at
    • evensong. Then a shepherd came by, and seeing the boy standing
    • understanding. Instead of punishing him, he even made it possible
    • the duty of existing for something beyond one's self, of standing
    • necessary to understand the deep-seated difference between Swiss
    • sense, nor by everyday human understanding either. For all
    • Fichte's influence, we can understand how it was that this man, the
    • boldly and outspokenly taken a stand for the freest ideals of human
    • process of the world by standing in the stream of it, ourselves
    • from outside, co-ordinating it with the understanding, can only
    • on the loftiest philosophical standpoint, had shaped itself in the
    • “Oh these idealists, they dwell in a dream-world, they understand
    • me which I do not understand or at least believe that I understand,
    • than he could stand. Thereupon he took a number of this magazine
    • otherworldly idealist, but he was a man standing altogether
    • “All their knowledge only leads to misunderstanding and vain words;
    • understand him rightly, we still have him actually among us. For
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    • hauptsächlich auf die Wahl seines Gegenstandes. In einer
    • Weise dem zu widersprechen, was der gesunde Menschenverstand
    • fragt: Auf welchem Punkte stand dieser sinnige Geist, der in
    • widerspiegelte?, so kann man sagen: Er stand gerade am
    • kann, er stand vor dem Tore desjenigen, was hier als
    • der Boden uns nicht seinen Widerstand entgegensetzte, wenn wir
    • herüberfließend aus dem Schlafzustand in den
    • Wachzustand, Gedanken sich hereindrängen in den
    • Wachzustand, von denen der Mensch einsehen kann, daß er
    • sie nie im Wachzustand würde gedacht haben, daß sie
    • mit nichts zusammenhängen, was im Wachzustand gedacht
    • Wachzustand gewinnen kann, eine genauere, intimere Erkenntnis
    • eine Spiegelung, die dadurch zustande kommt, daß die
    • Seele, bevor die Wahrnehmung zustande kommt, bereits am Leibe
    • zustande kommen können, wie gewissermaßen der Tod
    • Zustand, in dem sie war, bevor sie durch die Geburt oder durch
  • Title: Spirit and Matter: Lecture I: Spirit and Matter, Life and Death
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    • himself if one stands before a reflecting surface. The
    • thinker feels like standing before an abyss; he stands, so to
    • devices where it stands isolated unless it knows to be active,
    • that he stands before the gate of spiritual science, but he is
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    • loslöst? Das kann man dadurch zustandebringen, daß
    • der Verstand nichts mehr zu tun haben, es würde ihm nicht
    • würde es dem Verstand keine Möglichkeit geben, sich
    • untätig zu sein, wie mit gelähmtem Verstand durch das
    • Geiste selber jenen inneren Widerstand finden kann, der ihm
    • habe in meinen verschiedenen Schriften den ersten Standpunkt
    • schon vorgestern daraufhingedeutet, und es wird Gegenstand der
    • worden ist. Denjenigen, die vom Standpunkte einer
    • richtigen Tatbestand gegenüber eigentlich das
    • er gewisse Ergebnisse zustandebringt, so glaubt man den
  • Title: Spirit and Matter: Lecture II: Destiny and Soul
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    • to understand this or that.
    • stand in a life of struggle. The inner and outer life may give
    • permit them to ourselves. We do not stand only in a logical
    • harmony or contradiction, but we stand in a coherence of
    • thoughts, in which you stand vividly. If you advance, you have
    • understand this in its truth with the usual consciousness.
    • has risen to such cognition. It can not only understand the
    • from the inside. We can understand that which weaves destiny
    • destiny, and thereby we start understanding the destiny that is
    • compatible with each other. If one stands beyond reality and
    • understanding, as we have realised, like the riddle of human
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    • Leibesorganisation zustande kommt. Man muß deshalb, wie
    • Standpunkt, daß durch entsprechende Behandlung unseres
    • ebenso wie sie mit der Naturwissenschaft einverstanden ist,
    • Standpunkte des gewöhnlichen Bewußtseins aus. Und
    • hingetragen wird es dahin durch den Umstand, daß wir im
    • ist nicht entstanden durch eine Spekulation, durch eine
    • es richtig verstanden wird, dasjenige, was der innerste Nerv
  • Title: Spirit and Matter: Lecture III: Immortality, the Forces of Destiny, and the Course of Life
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    • view. Against it, spiritual science stands absolutely on the
    • human being still stands in a life area that is quite different
    • Spiritual science stands on the viewpoint that by suitable
    • through. The human being knows himself standing in the
    • someone who is in the social life and stands in a spiritual
    • figure the way out with the usual consciousness how he stands
    • understand destiny, one also learns when it is necessary to
    • Maybe just the consciousness of the standstill of the soul in
    • understand the true language of the eyes and ears.”
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    • denn es wird im Sinne des Gegenstandes notwendig sein,
    • ist dies ein Gegenstand, von dem man sagen kann, daß zwei
    • naturwissenschaftlichen Standpunkte aus, der ja der wichtigste
    • sich zu denken hat das Zustandekommen der
    • naturwissenschaftlichen Standpunkte aus als nicht
    • draußen zustande, von dem man nicht weiß, was es ist,
    • erleben. Denn was wir erleben, hat, wenn man den Standpunkt der
    • Standpunkt dieses Automatismus, so könnte man sagen: Ja,
    • Standpunkt, der sich im 19. Jahrhundert herausgebildet hat und
    • Standpunkt des Illusionismus nenne. Nun wird man sich die Frage
    • gehirn-physiologischen Standpunkte einwendet gegen die
    • entstanden, die mehr oder weniger materialistisch gefärbt
    • die, ob nach dem heutigen Stande unseres Wissens Aussicht
  • Title: Spirit and Matter: Lecture IV: Human Soul and Human Body Considered Scientifically and Spiritual-Scientifically
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    • misunderstandings just about this object. If you go into these
    • misunderstandings, you find that on one side the thinkers and
    • different languages and cannot understand each other. Today
    • misunderstandings are based on this property of modern
    • understand life? The illness of thinking which I have indicated
    • cannot say now that all researchers standing on the ground of
    • modern physiology cannot stand against it, because these
    • stand within the subjacent nervous system, then a
    • the idea and thereby the misunderstanding comes into being from
    • those misunderstandings that I have described today have
    • one understands that one cannot say, certain flows come from
    • expresses this; but just thereby that stands more in the
    • the unconscious, it is impossible to understand reality
    • arises from the intimated misunderstandings and from the
    • inability to understand the relation of soul and body.
    • misunderstanding already changes into an attitude, and becomes
    • To understand some living thing and to describe it,
    • misunderstandings: abolishing any knowledge that is no mere
    • understand the bodily life. Since one will just thereby
    • understand the big questions of immortality, of death, of
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    • Krankhaftigkeit nicht den richtigen Widerstand entgegensetzt,
    • herbeigeführte Ermüdung oder sonstige Zustande des
    • Weltenäthernebel heraus sei das entstanden, worin sich
    • für dessen Zustandekommen es nun weiter keines
    • Instinkte ebenso erblich sind, wie die Formbestandteile unseres
  • Title: Spirit and Matter: Lecture V: The Riddles of Soul and World in the German Cultural Life
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    • misunderstandings if those who investigate the soul and its
    • misunderstandings must arise, if one does not take into
    • is, if one wants to understand what matter is. Someone who has
    • Somebody who wants to understand the matter as one normally
    • understands it resembles a person who says, I want now to get
    • understand the spirit. If he looks for it, for example, in the
    • who extinguishes the light to understand it. Since this is the
    • try to recognise the spirit from them, then we misunderstand
    • However, one can understand it only if one considers the things
    • suggests itself. If one were able to come to an understanding
    • material processes; but one cannot understand them, so to
    • immediate to him. Then only he can understand what sensory
    • liquid element. You will easily understand this if you
    • with the outer ether. Without the understanding of the etheric
    • world, an understanding of the sensory perceptions is
    • can understand these matters correctly.
    • time. However, one will never really understand what is mental
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    • einen zukünftigen Endzustand des Erdendaseins zu sprechen.
    • werden, sich für Ideen über einen Endzustand des
    • Erdendaseins macht, einen Zustand, in dem nicht mehr vorhanden
    • Erde sich abkühle. Und er berechnet einen Endzustand, in
    • Endzustand hin ihren Weg nimmt. Da ist er sich denn klar
    • Wärmezustand und mit ihm die Aggregatzustände der
    • diese Auseinandersetzung, um den einstigen Zustand unserer Erde
    • fühlen wird, weil natürlich der Widerstand dieser
    • leichten Gase kein so starker sein wird wie der Widerstand der
    • diesen Endzustand der Erde sehr ins Detail ausmalen, und solch
    • Weltenbildes mit Bezug auf den Endzustand der Erde einen
    • leben werden, daß da bereits der Zustand eingetreten ist,
    • Brentano stand manches im Wege, was sich gerade dadurch ergab,
    • auch Vorstellungen über einen Endzustand des Erdendaseins
    • angedeutet habe, in ihrer Beziehung zum Erdenendzustand. Das,
    • sondern mit einem wirklichen inneren Schauen des Endzustandes
    • ist. Aber wir sehen auf einen künftigen Endzustand unserer
    • Gegenstand, im Verlaufe dessen ich aber, um auf etwas
    • imstande ist, zu durchschauen, mit was für
    • wenigsten die Menschen eine Anschauung zu gewinnen imstande
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    • and refusals with which it meets. Since he can understand which
    • part of those who believe to stand on the firm ground of
    • and still one can understand the opposition even more if one
    • understanding of the real spiritual-mental life. But the first
    • be of immense significance for the understanding of the world.
    • spiritual-scientifically, one understands that this life and
    • intimated way. As well as one understands no plant in its
    • understand our earth if one applies the physical principles to
    • expression that is not quite right, we will still understand
    • absolutely understand that it has happened this way, but one
    • has just to understand it. There certain human beings have
    • such insight; but one will not understand reality and gets to
    • to understand such mental pictures that can invigorate this
    • penetration into spiritual reality. One has to understand such
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    • anschauenden Urteilskraft. Kant stand diese anschauende
    • sind wir imstande, es gedächtnismäßig zu
    • aber mit einigem guten Willen verstanden werden kann.
    • anderes zustande kommt als strahlende Materie, nicht das, was
    • Standpunkt aus! Und unter denen, die damals Hartmann kritisiert
    • die auf dem Standpunkte der naturwissenschaftlichen
    • Freude, Haß und so weiter, sondern diese Zustande in ihrer
  • Title: Spirit and Matter: Lecture VII: The Beyond of the Senses and the Beyond of the Soul
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    • understand just these talks difficultly. The talks are not
    • I am standing here and I think about the things that are
    • can characterise quite difficultly but that you can understand
    • Since just in such a way, as if you stand before a mirror, you
    • soul, one also stands in the beyond of the senses that one
    • of the last time. Indeed, those who mean to stand on the firm
    • that many people who stand on the scientific viewpoint do not
    • people. I can understand this absolutely. However, I have to
  • Title: Eternal Human Soul: Lecture I: Aim and Being of Spiritual Research
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    • mental and spiritual. Somebody who stands on the viewpoint that
    • understand that one cannot penetrate with those thoughts,
    • misunderstandings or even as dishonesty to spiritual science. I
    • it escapes especially from those who believe to stand with all
    • that understandably, and have to lead into the supersensible,
    • understand these results with the usual mind, although it is
    • cause understanding of the real, true life. Spiritual science
    • standing in life gets to the words:
    • who believes to stand in the scientific education and possibly
    • seventy elements if we want to understand the real structure of
  • Title: Eternal Human Soul: Lecture II: The Human Being as Being of Soul and Spirit
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    • serious misunderstandings that divert a scientific
    • dedicate yourself to this misunderstanding, the applause of
    • stands everywhere completely on the ground of scientific
    • research, and just because it stands more than the scientific
    • understanding anyhow. I would like to say some introductory
    • spiritual science a hard fight to find understanding with our
    • like to stress that spiritual science stands even in the
    • rightly are not sufficient to understand life, soul and spirit,
    • physical and chemical laws and then to renounce understanding
    • last two to three days. However, do not misunderstand me! Of
    • are clear in your mind that the ego stands in the centre of the
    • the spiritual stands behind the mental and is perpetually
    • understands nothing at all of the real significance of
  • Title: Eternal Human Soul: Lecture III: Goethe as Father of Spiritual Research
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    • would well understand if anybody considered the whole idea of
    • this talk as an aberration. I would also understand if anybody
    • wanted in case of my really long-standing occupation with
    • understanding of the fact that such a spirit like Goethe
    • strongly, can refer if they stand quite sincerely on the ground
    • can understand Goethe's character immediately if he does not
    • understand.
    • should not stand the “adventure of reason”
    • point, one can understand why Goethe avoided the thinking about
    • attracts Schiller's attention that Goethe wanted to understand
    • understands Goethe little if one takes him only in such a way
    • sensory as something spiritual. You can understand from those
    • at the thinking. One can also understand well that Goethe did
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    • just this is necessary to understand that that which is shown
    • start, isn't that so? Of course, one can absolutely understand
    • One cannot cope with it. One creates misunderstandings about
    • misunderstandings simply because any spiritual research is
    • ascended to the true introspection can understand the work of
  • Title: Eternal Human Soul: Lecture V: Nature and Her Riddles in the Light of Spiritual Science
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    • addicted to materialism also does not stand with full energy in
    • the described way in what way you stand in the spiritual world,
    • understand the facts of nature gradually in such a way that you
    • connected with the physical body, then you can also understand
    • Does, for example, science understand the position of the
    • is so designed which does not stand, indeed, on
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    • that Lamprecht understands historical development as the
    • with any mental capacity that can understand nature, you cannot
    • movement as something especially outstanding. An approved
    • understand the Roman Law, nothing that comes from antiquity
  • Title: Lecture: Manifestations of the Unconscious: Dreams, Hallucinations, Visions, Somnambulism, Mediumship
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    • knowledge and has realised how useful a true understanding of
    • understandably enough, modern people claim to be free from
    • understand much about the subject, praise the book to
    • rightly investigate such things will always misunderstand
    • being will be able to say, even from the external standpoint,
    • misunderstanding. For under no circumstances will a genuine
    • from the standpoint of Spiritual Science — that what
    • what condition of soul is present when he stands within the
    • the man would stand firmly in the physical world with healthy
    • of the will is brought to a standstill, to enfeeble the
    • beginning, can stand firmly in the spiritual world because
    • stand firmly on the ground of natural science but do not
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    • understanding of the human being. What has worked on this
    • Someone who believes today to stand with a certain
    • from the animals stands in contrast with the superstitious
    • to misunderstandings about what forms its basis, and that one
    • if understanding should develop for such things, which are
    • material, then the spiritualist also understands the bases and
    • discoveries. Who believes, actually, today that he stands more
    • have said just now, every naturalist will stress that he stands
    • in the world and how he stands there in it to get that only
    • Take the coarsest only: the animal stands on all fours; the
    • understanding of the human being, and also there I advise you
    • we envisage this, we can understand something else that,
    • can understand this only if one can expand the Goethean
    • by his head? While we have tried up to now to understand the
    • does the human being stand there finally? He is more retrograde
    • for a spiritual understanding of the things that one can
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    • necessity of understanding the human being as a supersensible
    • sense. Hence, one misunderstands spiritual-scientific research
    • musically. Still the fact that I must smile standing before the
    • standing before the book.
    • understandable.
    • say "easily understandable" mental pictures; this is
    • understandable mental pictures must be because just any
    • that in this living in easily understandable mental pictures,
    • not misunderstand me, I have called this corporeality the body
    • of human life and which you can easily understand. However,
    • understanding of the supersensible relation of the human being
    • yourself how it has happened, actually, that this understanding
    • understanding than spiritual science. However, take the reality
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    • picture before yourself, you have to stand beyond the picture.
    • being in a mirror. You know: that who stands there is a reality
    • that he completely stands on the ground of the scientific way
    • understand the connection of the human organisation and
    • thinking. One will understand how thinking intervenes in the
    • the spiritual-scientific standpoint. Therefore, we have the
    • usual consciousness, you can understand them with the usual
    • your experience if one dares from an inner necessity to stand
    • understanding of the things. Truth finds its way — as a
    • misunderstandings. This induces me to say, not as a phrase, but
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    • Bible — taking up in some cases the radical standpoint of downright
    • undervalue in any sense the standpoint of many modern thinking men who feel
    • themselves bound to take a firm stand on the ground of Science. There are
    • contradictions allowed to stand.
    • together. This is the standpoint which more and more came to be adopted by
    • On the other side let us turn to those who felt compelled to stand firmly on
    • We may now ask: is there perhaps yet a further standpoint other than the two
    • consider to-day. It is the standpoint of Spiritual Science, or
    • Anthroposophy. We can in the first instance understand this best by means of
    • comparison. The Anthroposophical standpoint with regard to the Bible offers
    • the same degree as this above mentioned follower, did not understand the Greek
    • much more spiritual, than what we understand to-day by the nerves. And because
    • man himself, transformed. From the standpoint of spiritual science the most
    • necessary for the understanding of what is told by the spiritual investigator
    • what is illuminated by the understanding passes over into the consciousness,
    • to help us to understand the biblical truths?’ We must here enter into
    • to be able to understand what comes to pass in the soul as a result of this,
    • The teacher says to the pupil: — ‘Look at the plant standing with
    • perfection of man standing before you, organised as he is, with the lesser
    • and it is only given in order that we may be able better to understand these
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    • On the one hand, spiritual science stands
    • particularly by taking a stand that can be expressed in the
    • We must understand each other precisely as to
    • another, and he who assumes that it does will misunderstand it
    • from the standpoint of spiritual science as to whether the
    • the standpoint of spiritual science, we find that his etheric body
    • in a spiritual respect plant and man stand opposite each other.
    • foolishness could, viewed from another standpoint, also have its
    • the ego, and you can understand why it is that people turn to it.
    • standpoint it can be seen that milk contains everything a man
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    • resources to understand something of them, but one does not
    • understand with the reason bound to the brain. As well as the
    • emphasise this. One can understand that such persons only
    • discovering such truths; for understanding the facts, only
    • soul to settle in the way of this new imagination to understand
    • understanding so that just the time at which we live now faces
    • can understand them only if we assume that our ancestors beheld
    • can understand Aristotle only if one knows that that which he
    • understanding of the old clairvoyance. They read Aristotle, and
    • believed bravely in him, but did no longer understand him.
    • understanding. The age of intellect was dawning in scientific
    • understanding largely, but extinguishes any immediate soul
    • understanding on the surface of the things, but it cannot evoke
    • who understands the whole spirit of the new development from
    • will also understand that for the future of humanity the
    • sense of spiritual science and understand whose nature we can
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    • to me that it could be a good introduction to understand the
    • means to understand its opponents and their objections
    • get itself into understanding the opponent and his reasons. It
    • Thus, theosophy says that we understand the human being
    • about soul experiences this way, and we understand that serious
    • charged to be a witch. Here we stand in a point where we can
    • these researches, one can also accept and understand
    • pattern which we have formed for understanding in the usual
    • people understand what I know from the spiritual beholding by
    • rooted in heredity, nevertheless, one cannot understand why the
    • that from the lineage. Certain theosophical authors understand
    • life demands. For they do not stand in life, but are or become
    • have true tolerance only if one understands the various
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    • spiritual world; however, they are not necessary to understand
    • unprejudiced person can understand them with natural feeling of
    • inside and considers and understands as ego the world with the
    • — I shall stand upright and accept everything that may
    • preaches the good — a person who stands before an oven
    • we understand it as a sum of ideas that work in the soul and
    • change us into other human beings. Nobody understands the karma
    • you understand the karma doctrine correctly, you cannot carry
    • not anything else possible? If one understands that which I
    • yourself, but you stand there with a part of God's power. If
    • stand here on this earth; you belong as a physical-sensory
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    • unbiased human being can understand the results. Since you must
    • things in such a way that the fellow men understand them with
    • understand them.
    • understands them in a particular way, which we want to bring to
    • understanding. However, we can open ourselves to it, and after
    • understand its contents. Of course, we do not need that we
    • that. Someone who wants to make us understand the picture by
    • make us understand the picture. Understanding the picture
    • and with common sense can understand them. We face two things
    • concepts and ideas that every human being can understand.
    • understand very well that people say, nobody can understand
    • one can understand that which one can read in my books very
    • of the spiritual world understands the thing immediately,
    • understand this. The human being takes the physical-sensory
    • science cannot be taken as dogmas if one wants to understand
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    • positive for contrary standpoints. Reasonable people have
    • would find understanding for the other viewpoint by
    • search them in the supersensible world; you can understand them
    • understand what they say.
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    • Someone who stands on a materialist viewpoint will say rightly,
    • threshold because good spirits stand before it as it were and
    • point only to an outstanding fact. Charles William Eliot
    • you start understanding that something spiritual forms the
    • maintained, you understand something else. You understand that
    • seed. If you have recognised the human inside, you understand
    • something spiritual-mental. Somebody who knows how it stands
    • with the investigation of the spiritual world understands that
    • explanation. We see a person; two others stand before him and
    • misunderstanding consists only of the fact that natural
    • originates between birth and death. We stand
    • have to understand that the objection is unjustified that only
    • can recognise something. One can understand what the spiritual
    • concepts] which every other human being can understand. The
    • believe but also to know how it stands with truth. Thus,
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    • stand there immediately before a point, which we have to
    • Goethe and all those say who understand these things really:
    • preach best of all. — Every soul expert understands that.
    • understand these things. You can understand the spiritual world
    • usual human beings understand them who cannot penetrate with
    • just said that it must be defeated. We have said to understand
    • come to an understanding with each other about what appears
    • understands the human nature as seven-membered and puts it down
    • use it for understanding the world, the more it darkens
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    • understand it. One has to understand that it is comprehensible
    • core. Then we stand inside of nature. Then the question is
    • get to an understanding with each other I have to ask you to do
    • plant cover of the earth has it. As we can only understand the
    • the cosmic forces, we can also understand this sleeping human
    • wintertime. From it, we can only understand our wake imagining
    • himself. One can understand this if one knows that the human
    • that standing which emerges from his soul summertime. He has to
    • stands there that one is not allowed to touch with this inner
    • stands at the end. One realises that our spiritual-mental
    • the outer science can also understand that which the spiritual
    • then by the sun, one can light up with the usual understanding
    • our common sense can understand it. Hence, it is also a
    • prejudice if one says, one cannot understand what spiritual
    • research produces. One can understand it very well and can
    • research can stand beside natural sciences. It is like with two
    • spiritual science makes him understand. However, this will
    • long-standing influence of natural sciences, then one is not
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    • from without which one can grasp with the senses and understand
    • states that natural sciences can understand the sleeping but
    • same position as someone who believes that one can understand
    • One can understand the air if one investigates it beyond the
    • can still argue many things against that. One can understand
    • to stand no longer by yourself as it was the case before. Now
    • life. Why does one become a materialist? If you understand, why
    • himself if he wants to stand firmly in the world — and
    • about which he talks, actually. Since if that who stands on
    • spiritual world with good will do not yet want to understand
    • development. Trying to understand death and pain means strictly
    • death if it understands that the spiritual-mental core has to
    • is properly created, the common sense can understand it, and
    • Maeterlinck believes it. Everybody can understand spiritual
    • need to be a painter to understand a picture, you do not need
    • to be a spiritual researcher to understand the spiritual facts
    • combine with it from understanding, as well as one can find the
    • the case with the understanding of spiritual science. It cannot
    • understand it. The spiritual researcher has a little bit more
    • of this understanding if he has transformed the spiritual facts
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    • worldviews that believe to stand on the ground of natural
    • know what one understands by meditation, concentration, and
    • capacity work? We stand here just at one of those points where
    • understanding the misfortune because we know that the soul must
    • understand that without prejudice what the spiritual researcher
    • understand a portrait who does not understand the technique of
    • painting, everybody can also understand the messages of the
    • investigated into words, one can understand them with common
    • next life. We understand immortality, while we experience it in
    • humanity gradually understands that spiritual research places
    • stands still and the sun circles around it, against all
  • Title: Freedom/Immortality/Social: Lecture I: The Human Soul in the Supersensible Realm and Its Relationship to the Body
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    • were cast on this field by this or that outstanding personality
    • plants, we inevitably understand by the living state something
    • a person stands at such a boundary place.
    • understand the inner experience correctly. As you have to
    • understand that mere thinking leads to mental malnutrition if
    • you have also to understand that much knowledge of the outer
    • must balance out them in sleep. Only then, one understands the
    • observation, one can generally come to no understanding of the
    • understanding of human life, so that our understanding can
    • to the spiritual life. One does often not understand even
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    • with full understanding what anthroposophy intends, the
    • because of this or that creed on which it has to take a stand,
    • develop are suitable in the most eminent sense to understand
    • understand the emergence of anthroposophy only properly if one
    • understands its arising from natural sciences. If natural
    • Here is the point that is hard to understand for the
    • means has anthroposophy opposed the intellectual understanding!
    • but a much subtler, higher logic is necessary to understand its
    • in the human being, in particular if he stands at the threshold
    • mysteries were really prepared to stand the stronger fight that
    • preparations are necessary if one wants to understand something
    • worldviews. Then it will understand how its worldview relates
    • understand these religious confessions above all. It attempts
    • way, that one takes them, as they are to understand their right
    • However, it understands that out of the conditions of those
    • epochs what only those epochs could offer. It understands their
    • that washed out tolerance, but it produces that understanding
    • a misunderstanding, that anthroposophy opposes them as another
    • understand the religions, to lead the human being deeper and
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    • appears as something fantastic. One can understand very well
    • musical understanding of melodies or harmonies. If one hears a
    • can experience who understands the results of spiritual
    • the understanding of the remaining human destiny, but also full
    • understanding of Intuition. Then one notices with which the
  • Title: Freedom/Immortality/Social: Lecture IV: The Science of the Supersensible and the Moral-Social Ideas
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    • that will understand sleep who understands it as an internal
    • normally believes to understand this sleeping and dreaming
    • example, is misunderstood in manifold way. One misunderstands
    • the dream may be prophetic. However, one also misunderstands
    • outstanding persons like with flashes and I have pointed to the
    • not understand the emotions, passions, and affects understands
    • true: anybody who stands firmly on scientific ground must be a
    • attempted to understand the social life with the cognitive
    • pictures to the social life and to understand it with them.
    • understand history with the creative imagination of the people.
    • Hence, you must not understand what I want to say now in such a
    • there, but this is why it concerns understanding the signs of
    • preconceived rules. However, an understanding changing into
    • from theoretical education; he will learn to stand in the full
    • will understand how freedom and necessity penetrate each other
    • understands that the moral-social life, considered
    • chess player if he masters the rules of chess. One can stand
    • stated that one could not understand the emotional life if one
    • did not understand the dream. — Goethe looks at the
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    • Nobody can understand it better than someone who lives just in
    • one must not expect general understanding.
    • the right understanding of spiritual science is an obstacle
    • consciousness feels as if standing before an abyss. Hence, he
    • understand it in the light of the eternal. Our body is always
    • concepts of common sense. The common sense can understand that
    • have to understand this properly: if the spiritual researcher
    • common sense can understand in all details what the spiritual
    • himself as he informs them to others. He has also to understand
    • understand them too. The human being can have that which the
    • our whole life, and we understand the remaining destiny. We
    • understand that our former lives cause our present destiny. We
    • does not matter but the fact matters that one understands it in
  • Title: Freedom/Immortality/Social: Lecture VI: Spiritual-Scientific Results about the Ideas of Immortality and the Social Life
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    • History is understandably that for many people from which they
    • Someone who stands wholeheartedly in these events has to
    • one has to understand it not in such a way as one normally
    • This is a big misunderstanding. Since it will occur to no
    • way, as I have given it the day before yesterday, understands
    • no scientific way of thinking can understand is just confirmed
    • life. He showed carefully that someone who cannot understand
    • the dream properly does also not properly understand the human
    • things. Since the misunderstanding emerges repeatedly that the
    • historical life. One can understand what Karl Marx says in this
    • because one believed to be able to understand the social
    • time, we see a sad event that one cannot understand with the
    • culminate in the human freedom. You can never understand this
    • Nevertheless, outstanding spirits have always beheld the truth,
  • Title: Freedom/Immortality/Social: Lecture VII: The Nature of the Human Soul and the Nature of the Human Body
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    • Empirical Standpoint, he said something strange. He said
    • Standpoint, which was intended for three to four volumes,
    • really which accompanies us always. Then he can understand
    • that one can understand something of thinking. Feeling is to
    • understand the feeling if you envisage one single moment of the
    • human life only. One can never understand that which I feel now
    • if one considers this present feeling only. One can understand
    • Somebody sets himself the task to understand Goethe's feeling,
    • Goethe, in 1790. We only start understanding it, while we face
    • if he found it, he could not at all understand this with the
    • usual imagining. He can understand it only if he soars such an
    • However, the human being stands there, I would like to say, at
    • from the understanding of the moment of awakening to imagining.
    • bodily life if we learn to understand imagining and willing.
    • somebody to spiritual science who understands the essence of
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    • little as we see if we stand before a mirror what is behind the
    • stands for the production of an inner force at the same time.
    • not misunderstand me; it does not come into my mind to state
    • philosophy is a restaurant in which cooks and waiters stand
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    • understanding the world scientifically works on the human being
    • cooks and waiters who are standing and have nothing to do in
    • the point where one can have the feeling: here you stand at the
    • to face the person with understanding builds a bridge between
  • Title: Freedom/Immortality/Social: Lecture X: Moral, Social Life and Religion from the Viewpoint of Anthroposophy
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    • last years with understanding, with empathy will admit that
    • one can easily understand, the development of the capacity for
    • what does not live. One cannot say that one can also understand
    • understand life but looks for the dying.
    • Hence, the understanding of such soul qualities that are
    • concerning the understanding of the moral life. I have to
    • hard to understand. However, because some people bring
    • themselves to understand him and consider themselves as very
    • can just still understand that Kant is a particularly great
    • Thus, one can understand that just in the time in which
    • understanding and gets the moral impulse from the intuition of
    • understanding and — I would like to say — the
    • another human being with understanding love, with interest. In
    • ability to face the fellow human with understanding, with
    • real understanding for the fellow human. This is
    • Someone who looks with understanding at natural sciences, finds
    • (gold standard) and “nominalists” (paper
    • else replaces it. If one understands the social reality once in
    • understanding if one has the new thoughts that are coming up to
    • the spiritual impulses. If you understand that, you will work
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    • understand the concepts which lived in the souls of these
    • understand them. One has to look for the special colouring that
    • can understand his whole personality and his struggle only if
    • Augustine. We understand the problems that are connected with
    • Hence, people have difficulties to understand the beginning of
    • understand it now —
    • understand the great philosopher Aristotle who concludes the
    • he already stands, indeed, hard at the
    • border of abstract understanding that he speaks, however, still
    • outstanding personality, no longer to experience in the soul as
    • stand on a firm ground of truth and to get explanation about
    • modern philosopher to understand Plotinus.
    • understand the world with sense perception, then we abstract
    • understanding of Plotinism, even if he could not behold. He
    • as far as he could penetrate into it to the understanding of
    • Plotinism to understand Christianity and its contents. Thus, he
    • understanding. One realises how this works on, because this
    • stands between that view which goes up to the spiritual and for
    • In the subsequent time, that understanding
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    • understand the conflicts that took place in the souls of such
    • one can understand that Augustine wanted still to adhere to the
    • one experienced and felt at that time, then you understand what
    • I can understand that some people of the
    • You do not understand what he means if you
    • Thus, the human being stands there as an
    • the realms of nature. Then, however, we have to understand the
    • scholasticism stands in the middle of the ecclesiastical life.
    • the religious contents? First, how can one understand what the
    • the usual intellect cannot understand the contents of the
    • intellect can understand only so far that it can say, the world
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    • culminated in a certain yearning to understand: how does the
    • Single personalities outstand later, as for
    • yourself to serious misunderstandings if you are compelled to
    • one has to make a simple objection to him: do I understand my
    • Goethe. Since Spinoza understands this intellectualism in such
    • understand from this viewpoint the historical development of
    • is that scholasticism with its astuteness stands there that it
    • believe that someone who studies Kant really can understand him
    • in such a way, as I tried to understand him in my
    • speaking understand nothing of philosophy, which degenerated,
    • one attempts to understand the essentials of the world.
    • , which people do not at all understand, and with his
    • of the West seriously that it always wants to stand on the
    • As well as the opponents understand skinning today, it is
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    • entstanden aus denselben Untergründen auf philosophischem
    • ergreifen kann, um zu sehen, ob es standhält im Leben.
    • allerdings von einem innerlichen Standpunkt aus gegebene
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    • Damals, als diese Schriften entstanden, stand man ganz und gar
    • Diese zwei brennenden Fragen standen in den achtziger Jahren
    • dieser Stimmung heraus entstand dann dasjenige, was ich genannt
    • anders stand als viele andere Menschen. Und insbesondere in den
    • standen. Goethes Denken war ein solches, daß es sich
    • aber stand einem dazumal aus den Früchten, die aus dem
    • Erkenntnisprozeß etwas, das an dem Zustandekommen der
    • eigentlichen Schlaf zustand. Und gerade so, wie unser
    • während des gewöhnlichen Wachzustandes, wenn wir ganz
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    • dieses Wesens erhält. Man beschränkt den Gegenstand
    • imstande ist, sich in seinem inneren Seelenleben
    • war im Grunde genommen ein noch tragischerer Seelenzustand als
    • — Aus solcher Stimmung heraus entstanden für einen
    • menschlichen, aber vom vollmenschlichen Standpunkt, Stil und
    • Seelenentzündung heraus entstandenen Schriften aus den
    • aus dem Bewußtseinszustand herausführte, in dem
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    • come to an understanding of what the impulse for freedom springs from,
    • otherwise we do not stand on firm ground in our knowledge, but experience
    • understanding with Nietzsche if one wishes to understand freedom, and
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    • nicht sagen, daß Haeckel auf der Höhe Goethes stand,
    • Standpunkt des heutigen Wissenschaftsgeistes versteht. Und als
    • Standpunkt erreicht, der innerhalb dieser Welt festgehalten
    • meiner Seele stand dasjenige, was ich nennen muß: ein
    • Standpunkt aus nichts einzuwenden. Insofern der Monismus aus
    • Standpunkt aus den Inhalt des Monismus bejahen muß,
    • einseitigen Verstandesanschauung sogar streng beweisen,
    • modernen naturwissenschaftlich-monistischen Denkweise, da stand
    • Geiste eine Gemeinde, welche imstande sein könnte, jenes
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    • something of a painter, and this proclivity gave him an understanding
    • ‘astral body.’ Haeckel's understanding of the animal kingdom
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    • aufsteigen von dem Verstandesgebrauch, wie er sein muß im
    • durch die Verstandeserkenntnis als solche unmittelbar nicht
    • Stelle der klaren, besonnenen Verstandeseinsicht irgend etwas
    • umfassenden Gebrauche der besonnenen Verstandeserkenntnis,
    • klaren Begriffen auszuleben hat wie die Verstandeserkenntnis
    • Verstandesbegriffen auftritt, sondern in etwas, was deshalb
    • sie sich bewegt von dem gewöhnlichen Verstandeserkennen zu
    • Verstandeserkennen in das imaginative Erkennen
    • so, daß vor ihr plötzlich stand das Verständnis
    • gewisse Verstandesoperationen durchgeführt hat, und dann
    • Farbenzusammenstellungen zustande gekommen sind. Ich
    • Lehrmittel bestanden eben durchaus in Bildern, die aus dem
    • entstanden ist. Das ist eine Figur, die man nicht so einfach
    • gemäß dem wissenschaftlichen Standpunkt seiner Zeit
    • nicht mißverstanden werde, aufmerksam darauf machen,
    • diejenigen, die ihn verstanden, die Entwickelung des
    • Folgende. Wir kommen mit unserer Verstandeserkenntnis so weit,
    • nicht aus mit diesen Verstandeserwägungen. Wir brauchen
    • Verstandesbegriff lebt, sondern dann zeigt sich, daß
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    • to these things may be taken as a criterion for their understanding,
    • or lack of understanding, of genuine anthroposophical spiritual science.
    • described for the way one comes to understand freedom in my
    • in the world stand in relation to each other. I tried to put myself
    • understand the world of the soul from the inside, by being a materialist
    • out into the world, so that we then stand right in the world with our
    • understanding of such figures. To use an expression that perhaps is
    • integrity, as a truly outstanding fact in cultural development. Haeckel
    • This is an utterly outstanding fact in the history of cultural development.
    • of the most outstanding literary works in our day. Such things generally
    • but in order to avoid misunderstanding let me point out that Swedenborg's
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    • indeed necessary, to understand thinking as such. Without this, no conclusive
    • able to use it to gain more of an understanding of the memory process.
    • It is accessible only to a higher power of understanding, and this has
    • accessible to ordinary understanding, and that the entity alive in the
    • done by someone working to achieve a capacity for higher understanding
    • to describe human actions, to understand the phenomenon of freedom when
    • other, intuitive perception. If we really want to understand man as
    • and partly because it will not, understand it.
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    • Bestandteilen unseres Menschentums sich auf getan hat. Man hat
    • Ist man dann imstande, vorzurücken zur Inspiration, dann
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    • Today, in so far as we wish to understand man by means of natural
    • the world. And from this standpoint scientific validity is given to
    • if one lives intuitively in the Nature of knowing. One understands
    • Here is where we stand on the
    • understandably from those who, according to well-known hypotheses,
    • seemed to stand there in its own right as a natural power, working
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    • to understand the things in this world as they are of necessity, in
    • of the universe, including man. When we want to understand man through
    • desire for consistency looks for a formalized, standardized system that
    • and to will it to be such. Anyone who has some understanding of how
    • able to understand matters of essence if only he will give himself up
    • an endeavour to comprehend human nature on the basis of a genuine understanding
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    • Standpunkt, und dann sei ich wieder davon abgekommen. —
    • zustande, und ich will zunächst zwei von den
    • des Bewußtseins zustande kommen.
    • sozial-Ökonomischen Anschauungen entstanden, von
    • Sinne älterer Bevölkerungen verstanden. Wir
    • bekämpfen wollen vom Standpunkt der Bibel aus, der gliche
    • dem, der heute vom Standpunkt der Bibel aus die Anschauungen
    • an einen gleichgültigen Gegenstand zu denken, so daß
    • Gegenstand wendet, so will man von dem Gegenstand gefesselt
    • sein; man denkt so lange daran, als einen der Gegenstand
    • Gegenstand, der mich interessiert,... langer als fünf
    • der umgekehrte Weg. Wenn einen der Gegenstand so fesselt,
    • dann gibt man sich an den Gegenstand hin, dann
    • veräußert man seine Freiheit an den Gegenstand. Das
    • ist es, worauf es ankommt: daß einen der Gegenstand nicht
    • fesselt, daß man einen Gegenstand nimmt, der einen nicht
    • Bewußtsein auf dem Gegenstand durch fünf Minuten
    • Blätter durch den abstrakten Verstand an der
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    • Efforts were made to understand how
    • also understand why the insight in experience and experience in insight
    • such thing, for the simple reason that it is endeavouring to understand
    • to understand. We need to progress to different metamorphoses of perception
    • transition and decline. Many people stand there and are not even aware
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    • easily misunderstandings arise. For these reasons I want to express
    • of its research are based entirely upon misunderstanding.
    • world of the senses can stand the test of searching examination; the
    • denotes complete misunderstanding, for the very reverse is the truth.
    • matter where he stands, in time or in space, no matter what the
    • stand the test of healthy human reason — the eternal, immortal
    • ceased to be an external reality, stands before you in a
    • Mysticism and the like. As science stands in contrast with
    • superstition, so does anthroposophical Spiritual Science stand in
    • the problems of destiny, for we have learnt to understand these
    • understand the nature of the human bodily organisation, when we
    • understand how the astral body which has descended from worlds of
    • stomach, brain, and so forth ... then we understand the nature of
    • perception, to concrete understanding of the spiritual world. The
    • every unprejudiced mind will admit, we stand in dire need to-day.
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    • the contrary, those who honestly and earnestly stand within our
    • these boundaries with the ordinary forces of human understanding.
    • where he stands in ordinary life and in ordinary science; from there
    • Activity called forth many misunderstandings, because people simply
    • Activity gave rise to so many misunderstandings. But it had to be
    • This conception leads to a standpoint that makes it appear childish
    • possible to understand what takes place in the medium of time and
    • understand the relationship of the human head to the remaining human
    • which is very difficult to understand, namely, a kind of turning
    • and timelessness; it is not easy to understand that it reappears in a
    • rest in regard to the reality of our knowledge. From the standpoint
    • Please do not misunderstand me. I do not mean that the forces which
    • should have to speak for hours from the standpoint of a theory of
    • problems of the present time from the anthroposophical standpoint.
    • Those who bear in mind that from the anthroposophical standpoint the
    • along these paths do not stand outside the ordinary
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    • firm standpoint in life, we must first obtain a conception of our
    • ordinary sense perception and by the understanding which is based
    • of anthroposophical research from an anthroposophical standpoint,
    • life and in science. One must, of course, have an understanding
    • must stand before our souls. Those who believe that the
    • memory, the picture of some real event stands before the soul,
    • understanding described in the last few days, pictures which
    • longer penetrated by it subjectively, because it stands before us
    • stands before us when we go out of the body with the will and
    • plate; in looking back upon our body our thoughts stand before us
    • understanding, with ordinary thoughts which are applied to
    • for the standpoint indicated today.
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    • gain a foundation and a firm standpoint in life, we must first
    • understanding which is based upon it.
    • one who speaks from an anthroposophical standpoint, must draw
    • course have an understanding for these ordinary human
    • enigmatic character must stand before our soul. Those who
    • some real event stands before the soul, and that our soul-life
    • our soul, in the imaginative understanding described in the
    • subjectively, because it stands before us as an object.
    • object which stands before us when we go out of the body with
    • body our thoughts stand before us like a photographic plate.
    • the ordinary understanding, with ordinary thoughts which
    • the universe, from the stand-point indicated to-day.
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    • understanding by a certain modern scientific direction which
    • birth, we can understand that in its development it absorbs the
    • pictures, so that our whole life stands before us, from the
    • to the normal consciousness and to the ordinary understanding.
    • through time, he can now survey from a higher standpoint what
    • then stand in regard to freedom,? — For if man is
    • guided by destiny, how do matters stand in regard to human
    • an understanding for the problem of freedom, have prepared
    • we attain this intuition and understand the interweaving of
    • understand how the soul-spiritual part descending from the
    • understand the' human being unless one goes back to his
    • This is how man stands within the evolution of the world,
    • anthroposophical standpoint, the spiritual-scientific
    • world. He must always stand as his own critic by the side of
    • into all the circumstances, understand the connection existing
    • developed understanding of science, of external science. And
    • finds on earth stands upon a firm ground, and when someone
    • stand then? He resembles such a person if he asks for ordinary
    • standpoint it is possible to prove everything, I shall hope to
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    • another general human standpoint. That is Robespierre.
    • Over against the life of production stands the life of
    • natural necessity stands as an individuality. From the
    • is this which on the one hand stands so vividly before one's
    • that at to-days' time of human development we stand before the
    • misunderstand the demarcation of the spiritual realm within the
    • Through a misunderstanding of the three-folding of the social
    • understands the social question rightly cannot see it as one
    • stands in relationship to man, not as economic object, over
    • by one will come to an understanding about this cardinal
    • wants to understand this through a true realization of the
    • for an appropriate understanding of the social organism as
    • possible, for an understanding which can look at the social
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    • and the understanding. The fact that love or perhaps hate are
    • with a purely analytical artistic understanding, quite coldly and
    • we loved, stand before us as souls. In our super-sensible vision
    • this mirror which stands before us.
    • in more popular terms. But it is possible to understand that the
    • mineral life on earth, we understand why there should be mineral,
    • who at least try to understand them, will see that the
    • investigator entirely stands upon the ground of strictest
    • exceptions can be easily explained) stands upon the ground with
    • in the human being whom we see standing upon his two legs, at
    • changes from the abstract understanding ordinarily described
    • such an artistic comprehension. This is how matters stand. That
    • Darwinistic theory comes to a standstill, we perceive that man,
    • The human being, such as he stands before us today, is a
    • through a higher understanding it is simply impossible to place
    • will then also understand why it is so.
    • the human being stands within the cosmos. The human head is set
    • the point of understanding that through the fact that the human
    • understand the human being through the development of the world.
    • artistic sense and understanding, we finally comprehend why the
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    • world a connection with the senses and the understanding. The
    • paintings with a purely analytical artistic understanding,
    • loved, stand before us as souls. In our super-sensible vision we
    • But it is possible to understand that the purely mineral in
    • world, for instance, the mineral life on earth, we understand
    • described, those who at least try to understand it, will see
    • investigator stands entirely upon the ground of strictest
    • animals, and exceptions can be easily explained) stands upon
    • in the human form, in the human being whom we see standing upon
    • spiritual research changes from the abstract understanding
    • artistic comprehension. This is how matters stand. That is why
    • ordinary Darwinistic theory comes to a standstill, we perceive
    • as he stands before us to-day, is a descendant of the whole
    • understanding it is simply impossible to place man at the
    • understand why it is so.
    • the human head, observe how the human being stands within the
    • comparative independence. And we come to understand that
    • now begin to understand the human being through the development
    • form with an artistic sense and understanding, we finally
    • Only in this way we gradually learn to understand man's
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    • understanding of the simplest human heart, and the practical
    • believe that they are standing on the firm basis of present-day
    • living ones. Before us stands the world of colors and tones,
    • soul experiences the impressions of the senses as a standard
    • First, we must observe how we really stand toward thought in
    • misunderstanding. If a man becomes subject to
    • personality. The everyday man stands beside this second
    • stands beside him with the ordinary power of knowledge,
    • knowledge” here. This is a knowledge in which man stands
    • being with his sound human understanding remains side by side
    • that stands in relation to the moon. We know the physical
    • processes. We understand the connection of the universe
    • a process of rampant growth, through understanding the
    • sect or found a new religion. Since Anthroposophy stands upon
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    • understands how difficult it is for a man involved in scientific work
    • least, not yet — as one may well understand. Anthroposophy is
    • do this in a way that will enable you to understand that
    • constituted that its three dimensions, as they are called, stand at
    • that would be necessary if we were to come to a clear understanding
    • dimension of space — standing vertically, so to speak, upon the
    • stand with our spatial concepts and spatial experiences within the
    • objectifying of this experience, man stands within the external world
    • “mathematicising”, do not show a deeper understanding of
    • of space — by walking and standing upright, by orientating
    • differently. From the logical, mathematical standpoint one can
    • have spatial extension but stand within the unextended — the
    • world. To understand the mathematical attitude of soul is to be led
    • wishes to understand clairvoyant activity must seek it where it is
    • scientific thinking — can help to a right understanding of what
    • this, nobody understands the Greek view of the world. But the Greeks
    • and gave him the scientific standpoint we have to-day — so
    • the firm base on which science stands to-day, seeks to extend this
    • anyone who stands to-day with full consciousness within Anthroposophy
    • derives this consciousness from standing within the course of human
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    • sense, we need, before all else, to understand thoroughly the human
    • proceeds from, the human form. We must understand the human form in a
    • when we do so? Well: imagine yourself standing in a field on a clear,
    • with your human understanding — you achieve nothing. But if you
    • whole human being, with full understanding of the cosmos, then, in
    • we do not understand it if we try to explain it merely by what is
    • within the head. We understand it only if we conceive it as wrought
    • on to consider man's chest formation, we reach an inward understanding of
    • this — an understanding in respect to the human form —
    • understand what is expressed so wonderfully in the formation of the
    • head. If we want to understand what finds expression in the formation
    • understand man's lower limb-system, to which his metabolic system is
    • at such observations as those I have just made. I can well understand
    • a way that, at the same time, he can understand what the individual
    • approaches the lower limbs. He must, above all, be able to understand
    • what I have just hinted at: of being able actually to stand, as an
    • a human being. One needs only to understand that if an animal is, let
    • body. If we do this, and have the right sculptural understanding, we
    • artistic if we would understand things, but things simply do not
    • being, can be extended to his whole being, if one really understands
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    • scientific point of view): How can we, from the standpoint of
    • scientific law, understand thinking as a manifestation of
    • the human organism? And to this, if we stand impartially and
    • we can stand upright ourselves and have a healthy influence
    • from the philosophical standpoint here expounded he certainly
    • Today, of course, since it stands at the beginning of its
    • What it comes to is this: taking our stand on the ground of
    • conceptually. In order that we may be able to understand
    • introduce, simply as aids to understanding, descriptions of
    • that we shall understand each other about present-day ways of
    • order to understand what was really happening here, we must
    • seek to understand with the aid of purified thinking. And there
    • are to trust as a source of knowledge should stand in the
    • of extension of natural knowledge. If we understand ourselves
    • of life of which I speak stands in no sort of opposition to the
    • with mathematics what otherwise stands outside us. Why? Because
    • processes of the outside world. Even one of the outstanding
    • the standpoint of our modern knowledge of nature. It has no
    • someone standing before us — his gestures, his play of
    • something spiritual in him, by which alone the whole man stands
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    • standpoint of ordinary consciousness, these books are
    • recent years, however, psychology has, understandably and
    • philosophical standpoint that I do will never for one moment
    • renounce all claim to understand the fate of the human soul
    • you from the standpoint of a philosophy of life that
    • philosophical standpoint from which I speak definitely
    • understandable that ordinary consciousness cannot reach the
    • always stands beside this more highly developed man that
    • life since we entered it. Our past life does not stand before
    • ordinary life, as beings who recognize, understand and
    • “outside world,” we come to understand the law of
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    • own particular standpoint, from which they can deploy
    • seems like science by modern standards. The scientist of today
    • quantitative understanding: only vital thought can connect up
    • really understand what was being expressed even in Plato, still
    • understanding.
    • Ages, which stands at the meeting-place of earlier times and
    • Otto Willmann's History of Idealism, a book that stands
    • Only then do we understand how deep in man lie the springs of
    • which we cannot easily understand simply from the standpoint of
    • in Western civilization. We do truly understand it, however, if
    • or others, we find that their standpoint has grown out of the
    • understand the West only indirectly, via a spiritual
    • movement; they have no direct understanding of the West,
    • stand today.
    • now be sought, and what alone can provide an understanding
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    • the Oriental established, with an inner understanding of much
    • foster understanding between men.
    • find, it is regarded as an ideal to stand back from what the
    • concepts! We need them, if we are to reach understanding.
    • really need to understand.
    • were his own, and in this way understands its mode of being.
    • world. From his standpoint, the view of man and the view of
    • constructive ones, we must understand the significance of
    • of sharply delineated concepts and thus understand what
    • to reach an understanding of these two diametrically opposed
    • standpoint also was needed at a certain stage in human
    • currents meet. We are called upon today to understand this
    • sought to represent, in order to show where understanding is
    • understanding with any view that may exist on earth,
    • Central and Western men, we come to understand that, although
    • we do understand this, it is a summons to have the courage to
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    • foundations of the soul itself. Even such outstanding mystics
    • capacity for love, from an intellectual standpoint. But what do
    • strikes us as poetic, and yet to anyone who understands,
    • Similarly, when we understand our organism aright, we find that
    • drop. A miniature solar system forms, and from the standpoint
    • into account the teacher standing there and rotating the drop
    • standing inside this process and evolving from it in a way that
    • shall we able to think our way into the cosmos and understand
    • the standpoint of the world-memory that appears in ourselves,
    • space.” This is true, so long as we are standing on the
    • shall we understand how we can win through to a cosmology of
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    • which we could understand social life and shape social forces.
    • the world, we can understand this mistakenness well enough. A
    • treat these various standpoints exactly as if someone were to
    • standpoint to the views put forward here are familiar to me,
    • to speak, of very recent times, is also suited, as it stands,
    • stands out above all for a spiritually scientific approach.
    • understanding this most modern development, man thus
    • another point. We must clearly understand that the function
    • understanding of social needs, to find our way out of
    • understandably is shaped by adults, is permeated by the
    • child should only take in what it already understands. In this
    • he “already understands.” The child certainly
    • understands more than many people believe: not through
    • the time, we did not understand it in an intellectual
    • have become more mature. Only now do we understand it and bring
    • indicated quite naively in his soul, his understanding and
    • often fail to understand us as teachers: it springs from their
    • the adult's capacity to reach complete understanding with
    • itself the powers by which we can reach an understanding with
    • we really understand other people and see across the gulfs of
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    • beings who must reach an understanding as men if they wish to
    • establish a relationship with one another. Understanding
    • about understanding and attempts at understanding within
    • the Englishman, from his standpoint, calls “academic
    • whole from the economic standpoint. And when its exponents had
    • understanding when, by the quite different modern path into
    • that we cannot understand at all if we are not in a position to
    • understand social configurations, we must discuss the spiritual
    • Looking at human history from this standpoint, we shall find
    • patterns of humanity stand in relation to these currents.
    • together in space, and call for our understanding today, for
    • intended to indicate that, in order to understand these
    • structures, we must enter with real understanding upon the
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    • historical forces, and to understand these we have to go back a
    • West, looked at historically, there stands a figure who still
    • individual human being? And here, from the standpoint of
    • yet little understanding of this human individuality. Attention
    • philology, but with an understanding of Oriental spiritual life
    • shall be able to understand the precise significance of the
    • when we comprehend this can we gain an understanding of the
    • been said from various standpoints about the significance of
    • understand something of what has repeatedly, and rightly, been
    • ailments. The teacher, I concluded, must certainly understand
    • understand these forces thoroughly and can follow out their
    • community. Only by achieving a true understanding between
    • however, is a new understanding of what human fellowship in
    • position — and this is understandable. It is not my aim
    • egotism. My aim is to understand something for which there is
    • to reach an understanding about the particular social
    • deficiencies of our time. From this standpoint, too, we
    • understanding with the East.
    • is from a standpoint such as this that we must consider whether
    • soul, prove capable of choosing a time when understanding shall
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    • but from the standpoint of a knowledge of man, can only talk of
    • What we need today is not so much a way of understanding the
    • resistance on the part of a worker to understanding, when
    • operative. I was even able to evoke some understanding of why
    • can't really understand what you say, because so much of it
    • understanding of it. But we achieve this understanding only
    • an article of mine in it, but couldn't quite understand what
    • will understand it. We shall, it is true, first have to
    • understanding. And then, from this social understanding, with
    • people understanding one another, we can go forward to other
    • must in fact reach an understanding with America, if a
    • cannot help understanding that, in earlier times, a prince
    • westwards will create a basis for an understanding of the
    • understanding. This is what we must seek if we are to have
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    • point of view, was the profound misunderstanding it met
    • standpoint, we cannot help concluding that, although it
    • however, we now attempt to reach a clear understanding of
    • matter. We can only understand the human organism by
    • situation in which the standard of life was in fact raised
    • Hence today, when we stand at a milestone in history, it is the
    • Leibniz. If from this standpoint you consider
    • by a right understanding of man, they would also be able to
    • community may reach an understanding and say to one
    • relationship in which, through mutual understanding, they
    • of life. In this realm, man stands in the position of creator
    • politic, can only derive from an understanding between men.
    • practical effect of the gold standard for example, was
    • countries were going over to the gold standard, you will be
    • considered that, under the influence of the gold standard,
    • When we look at spiritual life from this standpoint, we can
    • relations through the circumstance that they stand together on
    • in spiritual life. This element stands in the same relation to
    • On the question of labour, men must reach an understanding in a
    • some degree of independence. To understand this independence,
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    • should lead to the misunderstanding that it was meant for the
    • those very people who are firmly convinced that they stand on
    • attain from a higher standpoint knowledge about sense-reality
    • standpoint of waking life, then he must strive to gain a
    • to be rightly understood. We must understand that for the
    • one must understand that this ego of our earth-life is bound up
    • thought and then to soul-silence, will understand that it must
    • element of nature, but we understand nature by means of it. We
    • the lifeless through mathematics, we come to an understanding
    • it with complete anthroposophical understanding.
    • about what goes on in Dornach do not try to understand what
    • with sound human intelligence, just as anyone can understand a
    • must be a spiritual researcher; to understand Anthroposophy one
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    • use of chalk and blackboard, when simply sitting or standing
    • Nobody can understand the human being by looking at the
    • to a standstill. We can
    • begins to understand what the nature of this life in the
    • You will understand better what I mean when I tell you, for
    • idiot. That one can well understand, because when
    • understanding is lacking when the case is reversed. Therefore
    • directions. So that in order to understand
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    • himself standing firmly on the earth, in this etheric
    • cruelty cannot be judged by moral standards, because the animal
    • what man also learns to understand is that he had to be placed
    • stands behind the breathing engendered by the externally
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    • forces, we must understand that this belongs to quite a
    • perception and understanding which inform us
    • to sleep and waking were to stand revealed before the soul. It
    • way if he is to rise to a true understanding
    • always follow a subject, just as one can understand a
    • in these days is a much quoted philosopher, such understanding
    • the physical body. If one understands the physical body one has
    • understanding of the deeper, inner truths of the Universe in
    • understanding.
    • could not understand how anyone could conceive such a primitive
    • hardly be expected to have a ready understanding
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    • understandable criticism that he is violating one of the most
    • scientific demands of those very persons who stand on the ground of
    • a standard is set for this thinking, and it is set precisely for the
    • remain at a standstill at the point reached by natural science and
    • stand when we are in the realm of ordinary scientific research, so
    • understand that man himself in his inner being consists of spirit and
    • scientific standpoint, one would like to say, not with any bad
  • Title: Supersensible Knowledge: Lecture I: Supersensible Knowledge: Anthroposophy as a Demand of the Age
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    • open at once to the quite understandable criticism that he is
    • stand on the platform of the most rigid scientific research. It is
    • remain at a standstill at the point reached by science and expect to
    • evolve further, beyond the point at which they stand when we are in
    • learn to understand that man himself in his inner being consists
    • research from a supposedly scientific standpoint, one would like to
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    • he understands more, but also a revolution in his life. This
    • sentimentality — is really not a mere understanding but an
    • in the depths of our nature. We now understand why it is necessary to
    • man stands in need of a new stimulus in this very sphere. Indeed,
    • development. If we stand in the presence of the developing human
    • being that which is manifest in him,” — if we stand thus
    • it can already understand make a very serious mistake. Such
    • to receive something that it does not yet understand, something that
    • understood by us, this understanding of what was present in us
    • the child which it can already understand. We view the mode of a
    • It is certainly true that one does not stand in immediate need of
    • life understanding must awaken for the fact that the human being must
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    • and which ones still stand before it? These questions are dealt with
    • understanding this secret doctrine, and we understand how Sinnet and
    • desperate at the difficulty in understanding it. “Oh”, one
    • different intellect and so cannot understand what we have to say even
    • statement, the difficulty becomes apparent. Misunderstandings arise
    • and combine with a natural scientific understanding. We as
    • the standpoint of the physical plane. He won't say a word about what
    • for the understanding of esoteric truths. These truths were understood
    • the key to understanding was lacking. The books that showed how the
    • understand what is meant when the origin of the world is spoken of
    • and adapted them to the point that he can understand what kind of
    • result of a misunderstanding. The mystic, the occultist, does not
    • stand by the sentence: what is true must be provable and everyone must
    • be able to understand it. The occultist, however, asserts nothing else
    • movement. What is most developed in our times is understanding. We
    • thinking with the senses. This understanding, or intellectualism,
    • Therefore it was difficult to understand them. They had intuition,
    • standpoints. The listener should only consider the thoughts conveyed
    • earthly matter, to the point where he now stands. We will learn and see
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    • contemporary humanity's standpoint concerning cosmology. Everything
    • wish to understand contemporary man correctly, we must say: The
    • which he can come to understand the world, that is the goal and
    • acquainted with and understand their physical environment by means of
    • work of forging this mineral body, that can walk and stand, that
    • at what followed, but you will understand the analogy. Another round,
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    • understand evolution in the theosophical sense. When we speak of
    • of understanding and sense are interrupted, but you can see the
    • The chemist will understand me, for he knows the regular periodic
    • usual understanding of Darwinism. We have the human being present in
    • where we now stand. In previous Rounds the following developed:
    • levels of evolution, something that few can understand correctly. In
    • Whoever understands this can have a profounder insight into the
    • learn to understand the images preserved for us in religious
    • understand it. The human being of the seventh day of creation has not
    • different person in order to understand it.
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    • in the understanding of saga. First, the sagas live in one or other of
    • understand the language in which they are expressed. To-day I want to
    • speak of one that is not very easy to understand, I want to speak of
    • fifth root-race. You will only be able to understand this if you bear
    • the leaders of mankind at that time. You must now come to understand
    • others. And you must also understand that at the time when the
    • The consciousness that humanity of the fifth root-race stands under
    • characteristic, which we understand if we look back to the Atlantean
    • study of the matter must make clear to us. Then we shall understand
    • — we have to understand three Beings who were leaders of men one
    • During the fifth root-race mortal man is expected to stand on his own
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    • who stands before us today. I will start from a quite definite point.
    • in certain Mystery Schools learns to understand a certain language and
    • Everyone who has learned it, understands it, and when he finds a
    • will understand why these four Beasts are mentioned whenever an
    • stages of human evolution but the future stages as well. To understand
    • in this passage of the Letter to the Community of Ephesus which stands
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    • who has had to withstand many dangers because of the suitors who beset
    • own soul. He who really wishes to understand the Odyssey cannot accept
    • have to understand the real soul, to which Odysseus seeks the way
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    • to understand the whole meaning and spirit of a work like the
    • clothed in the simplest words which everyone can understand, can be of
    • of understanding the meaning and spirit of a work like the Apocalypse
    • those who stand at the heights of science, culture and education, as
    • Apocalypse itself. You only need to read with understanding the most
    • respect from other profound writings of Initiates. The standpoint is
    • Christian, from the Christian standpoint. Therefore anyone who desires
    • with ears, grasped with the understanding, and this infinite Being had
    • Incarnation of God in Jesus, cannot really understand the mind and
    • vision. In order fully to understand Christianity, however, I beg you
    • understands the reason for this similarity because he knows that such
    • given a different form, adapted to the understanding of the people.
    • Race. Christ wished to say, “We understand the prophecies, the
    • a non-initiate cannot understand in its true significance, this was
    • understanding of an early Christian Initiate, a step which leads man
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    • In order to acquire a right understanding of the Siegfried saga we
    • You must understand that all the streams I have named do not reach the
    • who fought at the head of his people with quite outstanding occult
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    • sympathetic understanding. A great deal will have to be said here that
    • must be kept firmly in mind if we are to understand what follows.
    • The keystone for a true understanding of the place of Christianity in
    • and 33 A.D. The standpoint of those who see to the root of these
    • understand it rightly when we think of it as a mystical fact, when we
    • called: the Promise. Those who understand these things know that
    • Mysteries. We can understand it from the very words of ancient
    • is from this point of view that we must understand the relation in
    • which John the Apocalyptist stands to the Mysteries of antiquity and
    • The evolution of mankind stands under the direction of mighty Leaders
    • man among men as other outstanding human individualities. Even before
    • group are the “Sons of God.” They stand nearer to man but
    • Something very significant comes to pass. In order to understand it
    • understand the Fathers, the Elders? Do we find the Elders themselves
    • will understand the Word only at the end of the Fifth Root Race, when
    • within themselves as Fathers, they will understand what remained
    • is the following: After we have made efforts to understand such a
    • childish. We realise that only now do we rightly understand what is
    • Documents of wisdom are given to us in these books. Our understanding
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    • measure the fight by the standard of good and evil. They could not say
    • called upon to make the decision from the stand-point of the physical
    • because the decision is made from the standpoint of the physical
    • corresponds not only with what the Trojan War stands for symbolically
    • Please try to understand this. At the beginning of the sixth root-race
    • evokes brotherliness as far as the human understanding reaches. And
    • If you understand all this you see that the Trojan saga, like so many
    • lofty standpoint. In the Mysteries themselves such events were plainly
    • external course of world-history. Those who understand something of
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    • correction. This is not the case. To understand the significance of
    • To really understand Christmas one must look back to that turning
    • Let us understand this whole course of evolution correctly. After the
    • event that stands at the beginning of our era, and the Trinity thereby
    • We can understand the deeper meaning of the Christmas festival only if
    • Christianity stands as the external mystical fact for the birth of the
    • misunderstand it. But if it is comprehended in this way, it will also
    • If we comprehend this, we also understand that the ancient festival of
    • because, if we truly understand what the Christmas festival expresses,
    • world. The one who can really understand them, celebrating them with
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    • Lohengrin legend specially emphasizes the Catholic standpoint. But
    • stand before his soul as true facts.
    • misunderstanding to place questions to an initiate concerning things
    • soul of the new root-race out of which arises the understanding, the
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    • passions, and is thus able to understand the speech of the birds (of
    • realizes the relationship of facts and understands what is at stake.
    • because they realise that what they were once able to understand
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    • personality if we wish to understand what lives in Parsifal.
    • Christ-problem stands in the centre of the drama. Out of Parsifal
    • lies, concealed in this. From the standpoint of the Middle Ages,
    • shall be able to understand what induced Wagner to set forth this
    • understand how Richard Wagner came to his race-problem, dealt with in
    • caste. The lower castes are excluded, but a high spiritual standpoint
    • the sanctuary of the Grail, but he does not as yet understand his task. He
    • but he stands the test. Just when he is about to fall, he rises above
    • are able to understand Tristan more deeply, because we know
    • with its task of introducing Christianity, stands in the very midst of
    • “scientific” one for the understanding.
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    • this the very thing that helps him to understand its nature? And will
    • which help us to understand the achievements of an artist need not be
    • this simply means that they have never taken the trouble to understand
    • uses his intellect when he endeavours to understand the laws of the
    • organs of creation, we can well understand why in his musical dramas
    • human being to another? To outer eyes, men stand there, side by side;
    • help you to understand these things. We know that the world evolves
    • But even nowadays it is quite easy to understand the real origin of
    • We can never understand such marvellous interweavings by reference to
    • music a world that stands behind the physical world, using the
    • put such questions shows such a lack of understanding of his mission
    • to be by those who understand the mysteries of the Grail. In the
    • standing on the balcony of the summer-house at the Villa Wesendonck
    • feeling and let the ideas in their totality stand before our souls.
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    • and one of the most difficult to understand. For Christian
    • to each one's understanding. That is one of the interpretations of
    • Whitsuntide. If we wish to reach a more fundamental understanding of
    • physical conditions. A deep understanding of this has been preserved
    • human spirit, the festival of those who know and understand and —
    • hypnosis — are the ones which lead to an understanding of such
    • a spark of understanding of this Holy Spirit flow again into
    • where we stand. For we humans are not confined to a dull, dreamy,
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    • understanding, but only receives it as a revelation of the Godhead
    • now understand how it is that the episode of Cain and Abel falls into
    • previously. That can only be said by an understanding which reacts as
    • it to understand the truth in a more complete form. It is not faith, but
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    • understanding of human development will grow ever more
    • the understanding of sagas.
    • understand the language of sagas first. Today I wish to speak about a
    • saga which is not easy to understand; it is the Prometheus
    • the future of the fifth Great Epoch. An understanding of this is only
    • Root Race has one particular feature which we shall understand if we
    • dear to us in objective considerations. Then we will understand how
    • view, you will see that they stand in definite relationship to
    • we have the so-called physical principle. This stands in occult relationship
    • ascribed to the liver, with which it stands in occult relationship.
    • etheric parallel body — then you will be able to understand that, in
    • will understand how profoundly these occult connections are
    • man has to learn to stand on his own feet during the fifth Great
    • within human nature; thirdly, the occult understanding, in which again
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    • thus made him ready to understand the truths directly in a future
    • discovered by those who can understand the meaning of the legend of
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    • Before one can understand Freemasonry, one must study the original
    • influenced by that which stands above man. Not until our own epoch
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    • by Christ. We should understand by this that he saw himself as one
    • If you interpret it in this way you will understand what Mani really
    • Today we stand
    • resistance to evil as their standard of behaviour and will seek to
    • understand how it is that Augustine, the leading spirit of the Catholic
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    • themselves as Sons of Cain are they who understand the Temple Legend
    • stand out against them. A Syrian stonemason, a Phoenician carpenter
    • we have to learn to understand how mankind can benefit by
    • understanding.
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    • understanding.
    • they are not yet able to endure warmth. In the East stands
    • understanding of these matters. The history of Freemasonry is related
    • most profound and reveals, for those who can understand it, what
    • understanding of the true meaning of Freemasonry, namely that a
    • proper understanding of the fact that the word Freemasonry had to be
    • Freemasonry, there is so little understanding of the real significance of
    • understanding. Intuition had for a time to lie dormant in the world
    • Understand what it means: the whole of the mineral kingdom will
    • atom, when he has an understanding of how to make use of what lives
    • atom, and indeed, he who would understand this
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    • understanding of the mystic pentagram. I can only give you a hint of
    • in their life. For he who understands how to use the Philosopher's
    • is hard to understand. In it she describes, rather grotesquely, how an
    • be put. This German Misraim Order stands under the overall guidance
    • able to form a conception of what the atom is. It stands [in the same
    • development of understanding and to look away from the true inner
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    • difficult to understand this rule. However, you will now grasp that
    • understand now how this is connected with the first example given:
    • understand that that must be so. Take a child who is just learning to
    • You will understand now that at certain times it can be necessary
    • that an understanding of these things be available. We are going
    • forward to an age when, as I recently indicated, understanding will
    • atom, then one will soon be able to understand the penetration of the
    • working. A man standing here, let us say, will be able, by pressing a
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    • after all, involve this. It is difficult thoroughly to understand this rule
    • You will understand
    • difficult for you to understand the following — Think of a child who
    • to an age when, as I indicated recently, men will understand what the atom
    • be inaccessible to certain methods of working. — A man standing here,
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    • There are some people who do not understand that theosophy and
    • For one who understands the matter, what the social reformer is doing
    • outstanding defenders of Troy, who afterwards came over to Italy.
    • it can withstand all this into ripe old age.
    • longer understand this, and believe that man should work on his own ego.
    • account of the particular item, without having an understanding of
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    • greatest symbol. Now the point is to understand this symbol. You know
    • as a small boy he was once standing in a barn in a farmyard: at that
    • understand the Templars, we must look deeply into human history. What
    • major misunderstanding. The Knights Templars said at the time:
    • yet ripe for understanding the great teachings; we still have to
    • must deny the Cross now, so as to understand it later; first become a
    • People generally understand so little of all this
    • stands: JAM= water = James;
    • stands on the Cross what is expressed in the names of the [three] Apostles
    • again, when he has learnt to understand Christ, when the Water
    • be in the sixth cultural epoch. Then man will understand spiritually
    • then, when what Solomon's Temple stands for will be reality in the
    • struggle to raise oneself up to a proper understanding of Christ,
    • will stand before men the Master who leads men to the comprehension
    • God, who have led man towards an understanding of the fifth
    • shall only understand theosophy when we look upon it as a testament
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    • since he understands through his intellect only what is mineral,
    • mineral. It is in the process of learning to understand this in very
    • intricate detail. Hence it understands the human body only in so far
    • understanding, and later also in reality — into the next sphere. And
    • plant, animal and man, as they stand before us today, are only the
    • generative organs are directed downwards. The animal stands halfway
    • initiation and we shall only understand it and be able to believe
    • to what is living and spiritual, if it is to understand
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    • sequence of evolution before arriving at the stage where he stands
    • from our standpoint. As the earth began to form itself, it was still
    • could be completely managed by the ego. Now such a person would stand
    • understanding could be called into play in deciding between Good and
    • will understand the connection between the Sons of Cain and the seven
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    • Ram for that of the Fishes, so that it now stands in the constellation
    • understanding has already transformed the mineral world, for example,
    • concept of the Logos. Knowledge taken out from thought stands on a
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    • friends will understand me all the better today, who have so often
    • if one is to understand the Theosophical Society's task. The
    • which stand before us as the expression of our spiritual culture, the
    • That is a moment when a person begins to understand that in nature
    • understands this will never want to take away the Theosophical
    • standing at our side; we may turn ourselves to them and allow them to
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    • force, the Abel [within], has been killed. There now stand in hostile
    • grasp it in this way, one will understand why woman was not permitted
    • only concerns itself with worldly things, and only understands a
    • wisdom in theosophy. In this wisdom both sexes understand each other.
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    • wants to understand why this segregation really became habitual, one
    • understand what it was by which a woman could give birth to a human
    • buries. No one understands the word; it is the Lost Word of the
    • (And now I have sent a cunning man, endued with understandII Chronicles 2:13).
    • run parallel to each other, we will now also understand the
  • Title: Temple Legend: Lecture 19: The Relationship Between Occult Knowledge and Everyday Life
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    • super-sensible worlds, how can such a person — given the standpoint
    • materialist or an idealist standpoint. For a process of progressively
    • does not understand it.
    • understand the other people he encounters. This is why it is so
    • person, that cannot revere anything, stands in relation to
    • understand and value the whole scope and significance of our soul
    • Understanding this is easy enough; those who meet together in
    • one aspect, how we understand life. There are, however, others as
    • mission of Christianity from an ethnic standpoint. The thought
    • purpose in the future, races who still stand at the beginning of
    • understand the Slavonic culture, you will find that it tends towards
    • understandable, when we contemplate it from an occult basis. Again,
    • we seek to understand the occult view of the world then the world of
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    • misunderstandings and about which many extraordinary errors are
    • many misunderstandings have circulated about the subject. I need only
    • right understanding, and who admitted that he had learned precisely
    • from our contemporary standpoint, both of these views are wholly and
    • to lead to misunderstandings.
    • wish to understand present-day culture and immerse yourself in it,
    • wants to understand what Aristotle meant by purification, catharsis,
    • Mystery candidate was gradually initiated. Now we can also understand
    • in order to understand this, we must look a little deeper into an age
    • to understanding the matter.
    • Has the Lodge been tyled? The number of Freemasons who understand
    • of which I am speaking, to be a Freemason meant to stand in vehement
    • understands something about this, then the discussion will be about
    • at the bottom of the whole saga? We shall best be able to understand
    • sordid fantasies when they understand these symbols in an impure
    • is the Holy Grail? For those who understand this legend correctly, it
    • understanding, the intellect, is the predominant force; in the future
    • understanding of it .or myself. And of what use is it if a corporate
    • great meaning of what can confront us in this symbolism, will understand
    • many people take up the old symbols without understanding them; what
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    • is however necessary to gain a higher standpoint, to penetrate more
    • now become their servant. Not many people understand the meaning of
    • feeling they are prepared for understanding. In the first centuries
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    • Let us study from this point of view the human being as he stands
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    • the other side. This the plant cannot stand. It then turns again in
    • The three semicircular canals are especially interesting. They stand
    • ourselves standing before the flower called Venus Fly Trap. If we gaze
    • organs being saturated, impregnated with understanding (Manas). The
    • sufficiently imbued with understanding to enable him to take the
    • The kama-manasic consciousness, dependent on understanding.
    • understand their truths in his feeling life. An example of this
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    • through beings who stand higher than we do who had already gone
    • Thus we can gain a comprehensive understanding of the whole earth, so
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    • ‘Before the soul can stand in the presence of the Masters, its feet
    • Somewhat deeper in evolution than the warmth organ stands the organ of
    • this is possible for one who understands and controls the life of
    • a matter of what he says, but that behind what he says stands an
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    • stage higher than the Nirmana-kayas, stand those beings who are called
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    • understand it we must be clear about the further development of man.
    • conventional milieu had observed ordinary moral standards, takes up
    • standing, who in the sphere of western knowledge had been quite
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    • existed as it is now. We must understand that man belongs to the great
    • The fourth culture is that of the Ram, or Lamb; Christ stands in the
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    • We will try to understand the physical body somewhat more exactly. At
    • senses. To understand the successive stages of the senses we must make
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    • mass; if we let it stand the beautiful cubic crystals of salt are
    • spheres in order to understand the real mechanism of Karma.
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    • In the first place man stands before us in his physical nature. He
    • standing behind him. Like a kind of marionette he still dangled on the
    • The most outstanding attribute of these Pre-Lemurian beings was the
    • Now we can also understand the nature of sleeping and dreaming. To
    • One must understand this sequence of delicate concepts; then one
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    • Devachan. When the human being stands at the beginning of his
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    • little difference whether a person takes his stand on Darwinian
    • stands at this stage, created heaven and earth. It was one of the
    • Above the Seraphim stand divine Beings whose nature is so exalted that
    • the human power of understanding is not able to comprehend them. After
    • the time had been ripe for an understanding of all this in its true
    • These teachings however could not find general understanding because
    • Beings standing above humanity.
    • stands in the constellation of the Fishes. Two thousand, six hundred
    • consciousness, one understands that these forces are guided by higher
    • from the powers which stand behind them in order to unite these
    • will only attain much later. They stand at the stage that will only be
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    • understand that we must draw out of the physical plane what we need to
    • we can now understand why Jesus had to reach the third stage before he
    • could place his body at the service of Christ. Christ stands above all
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    • individualities standing behind them. These occultists could not
    • The human being said to himself: ‘I stand here as the end result of a
    • depends on the object stands at the stage of Nama-rupa; whoever forms
    • pictures stands at the stage of Shadayadana. The one however who
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    • If we wish to understand the whole way in which Karma works, a subject
    • understanding of the significance of Nirvana, but we will try to gain
    • speech began. For now human beings established understanding with one
    • into being. Without these great perspectives we cannot understand
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    • by actions we understand everything which proceeds from any kind of
    • With this, something else is connected. When we act we stand quite
    • words. Behind our words a spiritual being is working with us, standing
    • is for man something of lesser importance, but when he understands how
    • and behind it stands a spiritual being: and everything imbued with
    • stands a great intuitive Spirit. It is the same Spirit that manifests
    • in our actions; he also stands behind the whole universe. Christianity
    • Behind everything living stands the Spirit of Imagination. It is the
    • actual is meant. This spirit who stands behind everything living is
    • perceived by the senses, stands the Father Spirit, the first Logos.
    • the Imaginative understanding which first enables them to look into
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    • a crab-like form. The human being could stand on one pair of legs and
    • way. Only then can one understand how the astral body of man came into
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    • now he stands in a continual relationship with the astral plane. It is
    • We understand that a merely cool, dry thought is less effective on the
    • think. But now you understand that there are beings on the astral
    • therefore they stand at a higher stage and on the other hand they
    • spiritual predecessors stand occultly bound up with the passions and
    • Lying is, from the astral standpoint, murder and at the same time
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    • To understand what part man takes in astral happenings, we must
    • nourishment and thus to understand the Masters, we are thereby working
    • understand the technique of reincarnation. The moment of death
    • Now we must try to understand another and similar moment, namely the
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    • if one wishes to understand reincarnation and karma. Action finds its
    • should provide once more an impulse leading to an understanding of all
    • stand therefore at a higher level. There are different standpoints and
    • but has a higher standpoint. Goethe, in his ‘Metamorphoses of Plants’,
    • opinion for which one stands is brought down to the astral plane, when
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    • dying is directly connected with the fact that we stand at a quite
    • now come to an understanding of the way in which man has reached the
    • in existence, can renounce the Lipikas. He stands above Karma. This we
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    • stand in a definite relationship to one another. One figure could work
    • have reached the stage at which our Masters stand today. Then our ego
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    • Thus we stand exactly in the middle of our Earthly evolution. This is
    • number still lie before us. But if we were standing on the Old Moon,
    • were standing on future Jupiter we should no longer see Saturn, but in
    • Kali Yuga. What man knows today he still knows from the standpoint
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    • greater understanding of what they contain.
    • air, something which stands in a quite external relationship to what
    • can understand why the mystic has to withdraw into himself. The true
    • the microcosmic nature of man stand in relationship to each other.
    • Now the following is easy to understand. The human being receives warm
    • in the external fire. Here we have an outstanding example of how in a
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    • will understand this.
    • We shall understand this from out of the spirit. The explanation the
    • other than a retrogression, the longstanding conservatism of the
    • greater degree into the understanding of the ways in which the
    • can understand that owing to this, these Beings who gave man his
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    • In the Fifth Root-Race the most outstanding addition is what was
    • stage of development. This means that we stand before a new so-called
    • understanding of the principle of helpful interaction in the case of
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    • also understand history. When Attila,
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    • spiritual science can one understand why this is so. Many a
    • there is quite a different standpoint. One learns that there
    • understanding of religious sources. It is impossible to
    • understand the John Gospel without rising to such higher
    • between seeing and understanding, between just knowing and
    • resurrection. It is impossible to understand these things
    • science or learning by which one could really understand what
    • higher worlds. There one can find the wisdom to understand
    • condition. To understand the nature of sleep, let us remind
    • Gospel. Don't misunderstand me. I know many will say: If all
    • Nothing is taken away from the facts when we understand them
    • which are able — not only to awaken our understanding
    • stands at the beginning of his gospel. “In the
    • alone can really help towards understanding the John Gospel.
    • however, still another way of understanding this, and one
    • begins to understand, not with the intellect, but with the
    • As man stands before us today he is, in his outward
    • this you will be able to understand certain hints and truths
    • in the John Gospel. You will be able to understand certain
    • Gospel, then will one be able to understand it in its true
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    • standing below him and the transformed lower self is the
    • not understand it. It can only be comprehended if one has
    • no one can understand the mystery of Golgotha, if they have
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    • we are able to understand many things that otherwise would
    • “Light on the Path”. *[“Stand aside in the
    • Only an initiate of the third grade can understand such
    • understand each other. “Jesus said unto him,
    • only understand the Old Testament if one appreciates this
    • understand religious documents which came down to us from
    • must tell you something which though easy to understand
    • stands for earth, or rock (Hebrew — Jabascha), John
    • over what stands, above life. He is only master of the
    • of spirit power as John did, can understand his gospel.
    • itself in it, in order to understand it. Then we should see
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    • in the development of mankind. In order to understand this, we must
    • Before speaking of this world of Spirit, we must understand one of the
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    • To understand the development of humanity, it must be viewed in its
    • True morality flows from an understanding of the mighty laws of the
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    • it not.” This is literally true. In order to understand this
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    • Occultism does not disdain reality but seeks rather to understand and
    • Could we be said to understand the nature of a magnet if we described
    • same as before His coming. We can only understand this by studying the
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    • (2) Dreams cease to be chaotic. Man understands the relation between
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    • of logical and scientific understanding of Nature. The knowledge of
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    • stand in the most intimate relation to each other, but we should think
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    • order, by way of analogy, to understand devachanic existence and its
    • and for this reason the same character, temperament and outstanding
    • speaking, in the horizontal direction. Man and the plants stand
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    • of this Record as in a sensitive plate. To understand the images which
    • this faith is incapable of understanding, unworthy to listen. That is
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    • of articulate sounds can only be a faculty of beings who stand
    • which help us to understand or at least to divine something of the
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    • must try to reach a deep and true understanding of the mineral kingdom
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    • of substances is required before we can begin to understand the great
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    • they belong to one another; they would understand the law recognised
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    • is beginning to operate little by little. When we derive understanding
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    • in these lectures will be from the standpoint of practical occultism;
    • because in the beginning the people who wrote the books did not understand
    • of higher perception is needed to understand this principle of life,
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    • do not at first understand this. It may happen that they see themselves
    • event: he comes to understand the profound utterance of Indian wisdom,
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    • from it. If we want to understand sleep properly, we must recall the
    • are left with the astral body and the Ego. If we are to understand this
    • deprivations. We can thus understand the terrible destiny and the horrible
    • understand how it is that modern men have come to actions of this kind.
    • order to understand it, and in ancient times any doctor would have looked
    • understand it, but we should never excuse or justify it. The consequences
    • understandable that her lower astral body should answer in this way if
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    • can understand the difference between individuals. Some of them have
    • If today we were able to understand the powerful feelings and the exalted
    • a new constellation, we should understand also the significance of the
    • of our time no such understanding is possible.
    • corpse, he stands face to face with himself as if he were looking at
    • had created the organ of understanding
    • there is a creative power. His eyes, and the understanding which he
    • standing one step higher than his previous bodies.
    • He sees all this as it were objectively; he learns to understand it,
    • clairvoyant, or goes into a state of trance, they stand out in shining,
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    • We can properly understand how a human being grows to maturity only
    • so that with their aid he will stand firm against the storms of life.
    • last mature enough for real understanding. As the astral body is liberated,
    • do not have to understand the law in all its details; that becomes possible
    • a gross misunderstanding. The law of karma says that all the good I
    • misunderstanding on both sides. Our critics do not realise that free-will
    • no matter whom. If a Theosophist maintains that he cannot understand
    • mankind, this means that he does not understand karma. The same is true
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    • that vary so widely? In order to understand these karmic relationships,
    • understand health and illness, we must bear in mind how complicated the
    • fourth stage: that of the occultist, who can once more understand
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    • physical world of the senses, you will never understand illness, or the
    • self. So we can come to understand the mission of illness, of evil, and
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    • to an understanding of the wonderful structure of the human frame, the
    • that it can withstand the attacks of the astral body for seventy or
    • In order to understand
    • Anyone who understands
    • of the next few days how Theosophy enables us to understand for the
  • Title: At the Gates: Lecture XI: The Post-Atlantean Culture-Epochs
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    • understand this. Hence he addressed the Europeans as follows: “You
    • he can understand; his God speaks to him in this language. He hears
    • the Brown-man can understand that speech also. He knows when a storm
    • achieved the gift of exact sense-observation, they ceased to understand
    • the outer world confronted him as something he could not understand;
    • the Semites who branched off from them, came to understand these laws.
    • enabled them to understand these movements and influences. They brought
    • idea that the Earth stands still. It was an error, he taught, to believe
    • all depends on the stand-point from which you are looking at Sun and
    • the future we shall hear something very different and stand in quite
    • we should not be able today to understand the truth which Theosophy
    • truth where he now stands. Everyone has to learn for himself, and thus
    • understanding of things; we do not battle against people but seek to
    • religions understand one another.
    • learn to live together and understand one another. If this human fellowship
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    • and his aura. He then learns to understand what the shapes and colours
    • always does stand for one thing, just as in the ordinary world one object
    • Now you can understand
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    • You will understand the
    • could not be transplanted to Europe as it stands.
    • Washing of the Feet. We must understand the significance of this great
    • who stand lower and say: “But for the diligence of those who labour
    • on my behalf, I could not stand where I do.” And so on through
    • feeling. He must learn to stand firm under the heavy strokes of life,
    • saying to himself: “I will stand up to whatever pains and sorrows
    • feeling: he learns to stand firm even when he is scorned and ridiculed
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    • belief by what they take to be science can learn to understand Christianity
    • about anything material,” he entirely fails to understand that
    • self says: “Standing here I am cold.” The higher Self says:
    • we have to take up again and again, books we cannot understand immediately
    • fluid. But it is not easy to understand how such a lifeless ball could
    • Theosophy lives. You must have a will to understand; then Theosophy
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    • all who stand there. There are, however, various ways by which the
    • understands that the Yoga path is impossible for those who
    • something. It does not just stand still arbitrarily; it encloses a
    • You will understand just
    • way, good and evil characteristics stand before him. Vices are
    • stand in the pupil's way. Even when he is already in a position to
    • this and understand the strong influence that the wish has on the
    • in all possible forms. When you understand this figure, you can grasp
    • signs. One must only come to know and understand their meaning.
    • stands in connection with a particular force in the cosmos. Let
    • beings which stand behind physical sense-impressions. Behind the
    • color red or blue stands a being, behind each rose; behind each
    • animal stands a species- or group-soul. He becomes day-clairvoyant.
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    • nature, but an ideal stands before the occultist. He says to himself:
    • stage where the human body can stand before us just as inwardly
    • in the organ of intelligence. One only understands man when one can
    • onyx stands in a remarkable relation to the oscillations of man's
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    • Excess of flame — we stand as smit with thunder.
    • spoke of the ‘Persian,’ of the ‘Israelite.’ We understand now why
    • Hero. We must understand the meaning of this appellation. Then we
    • Tree of Knowledge and the Tree of Life. Seth stands before the Gate of
    • intertwined. The Archangel Michael who stands in the presence of God,
    • The Tree stands there as a prophetic indication of the future of
    • the power to bring forth new life. The great symbol of worlds stands
    • longer understands what speaks to him in the rippling of waves, in the
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    • Too great a flame, we stand, with wonder burning.
    • of the "Persian," or the "Israelite." Now we can understand how it was
    • The sixth degree was that of the "Sun Hero," and we must understand
    • propagation, etc., ceases with man. He is to stand in freedom, and the
    • Knowledge closely intertwined. The Archangel Michael, who stands in
    • trees, which, standing there as a single tree, pointed prophetically
    • world symbol stands before us here — life, which overcomes death. The
    • him, but at that time he could understand it. He felt something that
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    • To understand rightly this twofold human nature, let us consider the
    • Man is today essentially a consciousness, or understanding being, whereas
    • in many ways his will is limited. He understands the surrounding world as
    • Human beings understand one another through common qualities in their
    • family, but stands out as a special individuality within the folk, the
    • petitioner, at the time when he uses it, may rise to understand the full
    • people, who do not necessarily at all understand them, these petitions
    • least understand the deep meaning of the words.
    • appeal of true prayer to the simplest of people more understandable.
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    • order to understand the figures
    • we would really understand this
    • in many stages. The beings that stand at different stages
    • We have to understand it in the following way.
    • sun. Between the plant kingdom and the divine kingdom stand
    • understand a great revolutionary change that took place
    • understand the Great Mystery of Golgotha, which is the
    • different races, thus a people who stand entirely outside
    • parts, we cannot understand what took place on Golgotha.
    • understanding and whose desire it is to resuscitate for the
    • understand Wolfram. In the Nineteenth Century it was not
    • a medium through which man's understanding can be
    • music. One does not need to understand it — not in
    • understanding of the quite individual way in which Wagner
    • man's understanding of Christianity. Wagner knew that
    • hand also true piety. A path of development stands open for
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    • evolution of the world. In order to understand it, we must shed
    • Mystery-wisdom in order to understand how an event such as the
    • order to understand the true being of Christ, we must go far
    • Beings one degree higher than man, and above them stand the
    • himself up from the earth and stand upright, he learned to
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    • understand the Lord's Prayer, it is necessary to begin by widening the
    • Now if we wish to understand the being of man as a whole, we must look
    • standpoints: on the one hand as the higher nature of man which he is
    • yourself. You stand before the mirror as a living being and are faced
    • Let us now consider from the Christian standpoint the second principle
    • Godhead. You will have no difficulty in understanding this if you do
    • understands what is often called the “representation”, that
    • wish to understand wherein this difference lies then you need only
    • of a deep understanding of the being of man and it incorporates the sum
    • To maintain that the simple-minded have no understanding of this
    • wisdom is not a valid objection. They have no need of understanding,
    • effective even when there is no understanding of the wisdom content. It
    • is important to have a right understanding of this. When we look at a
    • In this way we come to understand the meaning of the Lord's Prayer.
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    • could understand the language of Nature and could hear God speak to
    • him in the murmuring waves; he could understand the rolling
    • could understand this language of Nature and was in the whole of
    • an understanding with one's neighbour; the Atlantean just went out
    • is to say, the understanding must be awakened through concepts
    • down, for the understanding for it would not have been there.
    • opinion and no personal standpoint, but ONE VIEW only, will men
    • different standpoints, they would become more and more disunited. The
    • SPIRIT and those of the FATHER, stand the MYSTERIES OF THE SON. Their
    • from another side, so as to understand the meaning of the words: The
    • confidence, and to develop an understanding for this, to begin with,
    • to awaken an understanding for such things in a small nucleus
    • of humanity, so that when the sixth race appears this understanding
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    • to understand how animal group souls arise, you must be clear what
    • the earth was meantime transformed, this standing still caused a
    • understand that all animals have aged at the youth stage, have aged
    • other illnesses. Animals cannot stand the human way of life. Even as
    • The ant stands at quite a different stage from the beaver, and much
    • through the Crisis.” We now stand in the Fifth Root Race. The
    • they have, as we know, the choice. Understand me aright, not for
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    • stand with the animal, the plant and the mineral? — Can we
    • From this standpoint, we may therefore say that, generally speaking,
    • possess? You will easily come to an understanding if you ask
    • who must understand and accomplish with penetrating wisdom the whole
    • How do matters stand with plants? —
    • those who know how matters stand can feel what is taking place, they
    • we know how matters stand with the group-soul of animals, the
    • Now that we understand this, let us pass on
    • aspect from a spiritual standpoint. You can see, therefore, that the
    • leads us into a living Nature. Now you can easily understand that
    • those who view things from the standpoint of occultists, must also
    • Now we can understand in a deeper sense the
    • in a different way. We learn to understand the religious revelations,
    • understand that the religious documents were written from the depths
    • understand these things, for only then can we learn what is important
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    • since the earliest times, is not so easy to understand as we
    • understand such things in the best way, if we proceed from
    • stand one beside another; there is a division between them,
    • consider the world from a higher standpoint, we find that
    • analysis and understanding of things.
    • body with stands these attacks for decades! Let us now try to
    • the sentient soul, the understanding soul, and the
    • prospects for the future. Whatever we really understand, we
    • does the plant-world do? You will understand what takes place
    • will never attain to a living understanding. In the vegetable
    • gradually be able to understand such things.
    • admitted of course, that it is not possible to understand a
    • contains everything. In order to understand the world, people
  • Title: Lecture: The Mysteries (Die Geheimnisse)
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    • understand that the king in his dream attained a certain
    • towards understanding the Christ-principle, and what it is to
    • Oriental Kings, and only with the deepest understanding may we
    • understand Christianity as the religion of earthly harmony they
    • only be approached by our understanding the whole world more
    • their experience: “At noon, when the sun stands highest, when
    • king attained an understanding of the Wise Men, of the three
    • understands Christianity thus can rise to the highest
    • of the last of the Germans to understand Christianity in this
    • understand who knows how again and again that motto has been
    • for him to understand in ideas the meaning of this profound
    • symbol. The experience and understanding of it live
    • He stands and ponders, whispers words of prayer,
    • He stands and ponders and is lost in prayer.
    • They stand amazed, for well they see their guest
    • By thee, and yet we can but stand oppressed:
    • understands esoteric Christianity that what happens in
    • Alas! The door is locked, he stands deterred.
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    • capacity for understanding them. Let us think ourselves back into
    • make no effort to study, and have no will to understand, their
    • Therefore the ideal from the standpoint of spiritual science is to
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    • arise for anyone who understands the spiritual world. If opportunities
    • spiritual understanding of these things. As with the gnomes, so with
    • It is as if a man were to stand behind a wall in which there were ten
  • Title: Theosophy/Rosicrucian: Lecture I: The New Form of Wisdom
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    • outstanding grandeur in the man in whom European culture and, indeed
    • understanding of them. Only those who have developed spiritual
    • objection that clairvoyance is necessary for understanding the
    • Rosicrucian form of Theosophy is not valid. Understanding does not
    • perseverance can understand what a Rosicrucian teacher has to impart.
    • true understanding of modern science, not the dilettante understanding
    • to be found even in University Professors, but understanding that is
    • free from abstract theorising and materialistic conjectures, standing
    • desires to stand in no different relation to his pupil than does a
    • understand them. So is it with all occult development in the
    • the road with a broken leg. If fourteen people stand around him
    • clairvoyant, but that in order to understand what the clairvoyant
    • understand. For the constitution of the human being is such that it
    • he confronts us; we shall learn to understand the nature of the
    • standing before us. Man is a combination of physical body, etheric
    • is a combination of oxygen and hydrogen. The being who stands before
    • the three directions of space; you get giddy and cannot stand upright.
    • etheric bodies cannot understand the physical body. The astral body is
    • to understand even the smallest things; and we shall not forget that
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    • stands before the soul like a memory-picture. This is analogous to the
    • In order to understand the life of the astral body after its
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    • he were standing before him, speaking with him. But when a man is
    • him is exceedingly important and we must understand what it is that
    • may understand what it means to say to the body: “Thou art
    • discovery. When he stands in the sunlight, his body holds up the light
  • Title: Theosophy/Rosicrucian: Lecture V: Mans Communal Life Between Death and a New Birth. Birth into the Physical World.
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    • understanding and love which unfolds here continues on into the
    • of friendship, of mutual inner understanding — all these things
    • to regard it from his earthly, egotistical standpoint, can experience
    • him, therefore, birth amounts to no more than an outstanding event in
    • occult investigation reveals that whole peoples stand under the
  • Title: Theosophy/Rosicrucian: Lecture VI: The Law of Destiny
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    • of Reason.” We shall understand in this way how on his descent to
    • world enables us to have a clear understanding of the world in its
    • from the modern, materialistic standpoint, we find it stated that there
    • from a higher standpoint, from the standpoint of Eternity, they take
    • In order to understand the Law of Karma we shall have to speak about
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    • IN ORDER that you may better understand the Law of Karma as it works
    • To help you to understand the inner working of karma, let me describe
    • standpoint we know that it is not like this. We can, however, in a
    • true that has been done by a man stands on the credit side; evil or
    • foolish deeds stand on the debit side. At every moment he is free to
    • Many people dispute the law of karma from the standpoint of
    • considered certain facts which help us to understand this law of
    • karma, and we shall understand it still better when we pass on to the
    • many decades, but the heart withstands it for many decades. Only at a
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    • We shall, however, only understand in the right way what took place
    • senses he reflects upon; he employs his reason to understand these
    • Many will wonder why we are just standing so nicely in the centre.
    • Another example: a student dreams that he is standing at the door in
    • Let us suppose there had been salt on the Moon; when salt stands on
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    • WE shall most easily understand the progress of humanity through the
    • Imagine yourself standing before a mirror from which your own figure
    • stage where humanity stands today. They could exercise their ego under
    • You will recognise a law from this: If the most outstanding fall and
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    • esotericism calls them Angels. They are beings who today stand
    • differently from that of the Earth. We understand its character if we
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    • hands. It is a scandalous book from the standpoint of the occultist, a
    • notable book, however, from the standpoint of present-day methods of
    • You will understand that on this Old Moon a more common consciousness
    • stands above the Ego-Spirit-Self or Manas. This metamorphosis of the
    • understand that when we know that until the casting out of the Moon in
    • “Spirits of Twilight.” We have designated the outstanding
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    • To understand the significance of the separation of the sexes we must
    • hand these men had the faculty of understanding the language of
    • The understanding of surrounding nature was still very vividly present
    • Rome had already foreordained the sevenfold Roman culture as it stands
    • come to an end, human beings must stand before one another, and soul
    • ourselves stand; we must now show how it will evolve further, and how
  • Title: Theosophy/Rosicrucian: Lecture XIII: The Future of Man
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    • understanding of this problem and in fact it presents very great
    • it possible to understand these things aright.
    • truth, but there are different standpoints and therefore strife and
    • standpoints, one must first experience that truth is single and
    • talks from his own standpoint, without being willing to study what
    • of human life, from the standpoint of real occult wisdom. “But
    • must always understand what one makes use of in life. But that is not
    • necessary; understanding of the highest principles often comes much
    • This is the only way to understand what exists in our surroundings,
    • as times change so must our ideas change too, if we would understand
    • generation will be altered. The generative process and all that stands
    • the human heart. It is the organ which stands in intimate connection
    • at the standpoint of evil, and will people the earth as evil races. It
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    • merely read it. One can live it if one understands that its utterances
    • he not only understands them, but lives within them, will experience
    • higher, he must say to himself: I could never stand where I do without
    • should stand upright, you should make yourself strong to meet all the
    • lamenting, it must be clear to the pupil that he must stand upright in
    • stand erect despite mockery and scorn. Whatever threatens to overthrow
    • his soul he must stand erect! Then in an inner astral vision he sees
    • as standing as near to me as my own body, which indeed is only taken
    • teaching. It is a matter of indifference who stands before you; you
    • Look now at man; he stands higher than the plant, he has the same
    • This is no longer a mere understanding, it lives over into feeling, it
  • Title: Theosophy and Rosicrucianism: Lecture I: Theosophy and Rosicrucianism
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    • a new understanding of religion! What has changed, is the
    • these teachings, we could not understand the spiritual truths
    • your feeling, for otherwise you cannot understand what lived
    • endeavour to understand them, and grasp what they knew
    • materialistic one! It is necessary to understand the sages of
    • about that man has now lost the understanding for the
    • standpoint, no new form would have been required. But the new
    • understand Christianity in the right way, can have an idea of
    • say: I stand firmly upon the foundation of the ancient
    • adopt the same standpoint of the blind. No one should
    • Christianity has long ago lost the capacity of understanding
    • which is standing at the parting of thc roads, the remedy
    • our ordinary logic suffices to understand them. All that the
    • to understand the things described in Rosicrucianism.
    • cannot understand these things, should not ascribe their lack
    • of understanding to the Rosicrucian training. Their failure
    • but because their understanding is not sound and their
    • our understanding in the right way, we are able to grasp
    • understand the physical world, only if you learn to know the
    • the Rosicrucian theosophy will lead us to understand the
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    • must understand the whole of Nature in order to understand
    • contemplate man with our physical senses, when he stands
    • materialistic standpoint, as complete, as a whole being. Yet
    • endeavours to understand the human being through the
    • that the human being standing before them only consists of a
    • for instance, a horse from this standpoint, we see its
    • How many things does the human heart withstand, though man's
    • in plants. To prevent misunderstandings, let me add that in
    • . Yet Goethe knew that the sun stands in the midst of a choir
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    • learn to know other names, but they all stand in some kind of
    • this, you will be able to understand several things in life,
  • Title: Theosophy and Rosicrucianism: Lecture IV: Man's Further Destinies in the Spiritual Worlds
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    • have just now explained to you, you will easily understand
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    • through Devachan in order to understand fully how the
    • signify? It will be easier to understand this if we realise
    • medicine one comes across a complete misunderstanding of
    • let me mention a few things which can help us to understand
    • rather to understand it better.
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    • something which is more difficult to understand. During the
    • up into space. You may understand this better if you bear in
    • should understand this in such away that you cannot feel
    • connected with it. The understanding for such things was
    • explain this? We can understand this best of all if we bear
    • matters stand with the brothers Bernoulli? Mathematical
    • understanding for the forms in space depends upon these three
    • understand it in the right way if we grasp it in the truly
    • standpoint, the esoteric Christians of the past used to call
    • “debts.” Debts clearly show that you do not stand
    • can we understand that which we practice daily the power of
    • understanding. Formerly, that is to say, up to that moment,
    • front and at the back”, the organ as a whole stands
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    • soul and gives us the right understanding of our relationship
    • understand the law of Karma: — To truly estimate our
    • life. A right understanding of the law of Karma, particularly
    • serious misunderstandings, particularly on the part of
    • misunderstand the law of Karma just as much as the
    • be seen by those who do not understand this law. Christ's
  • Title: Theosophy and Rosicrucianism: Lecture VIII: Supplementary Thoughts on the Law of Reincarnation and Karma
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    • of these facts enables us to understand man's true nature as
    • beginners they are difficult to understand. What we shall
    • enable you to understand that when the human being enters his
    • the 11th century A.D., we can easily understand that the
    • nourishes it, but seen from a purely physical standpoint it
    • consider the development of the earth, we shall understand
    • strange than the fact that when I stand in an open field, I
    • can look out everywhere at an equal distance, for I stand in
    • the middle of the horizon. And through the Ego, I also stand
    • Spirit-Man. This is based upon the same standpoint.
    • For a deeper understanding of this course of development, far
    • from ever new standpoints.
    • to understand this table,we must first consider certain other
    • body, you will find without further ado that it stands upon a
    • developed than the physical body and the astral body stands
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    • understand many things which can now only be advanced hypothetically.
    • stage, and now they stand far above the human being.
    • based upon misunderstandings, is that the older form of Christianity
    • to understand that high Being Who took on human shape in. Jesus of
    • We can understand this
    • Spirits now stand above the human being. They are also called “Lunar
  • Title: Theosophy and Rosicrucianism: Lecture IX: The Earth's Passage Through its Former Planetary Conditions
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    • knowledge, we shall be able to understand many things which
    • a still higher stage, and now they stand far above the human
    • in so many cases based upon misunderstandings, is that the
    • applied every conception in order to understand that high
    • understand this Moon-existence even better if we add another
    • see that the Moon Spirits now stand above the human being.
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    • who completely adopts the standpoint of natural science
    • imperfect specimens stand side by side; one developed upwards
    • who is inspired by forces which stand behind him. In this
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    • arose in accordance with one standard of measure,
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    • whole evolution of humanity. If we understand this, we also
    • understand the meaning of the words: the Blood of Christ.
    • understand the nature of Christ Jesus upon the earth, in
    • order to understand this fundamental significance of
    • light is it possible to understand the words of Christ Jesus:
    • be understood if we do not apply to it the standard of
    • natural science. Those who apply natural-scientific standards
    • John from the standpoint of esotericism, experience that they
    • von dem Entstandenen geworden. In diesem war das Leben, and
    • say, who stands upon a higher rank of development than the
    • animal to the plant; so each human being who stands upon a
    • say; Thou standest upon a lower rank, yet to thee I owe the
    • you must develop a feeling that you do not only withstand
    • worth, and you must be able to withstand a whole world.
    • an understanding of the deed of Christ-Jesus who united death
    • Earth, and the earth as His body, you will understand that
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    • people. But it will be easier for us to understand the
    • it difficult to understand that it is possible to know
    • time with space. Imagine yourself standing here, and two
    • to understand in a deeper sense the beginning of the Gospel
    • the Christian meaning, the Word or the Logos stands in the
    • understanding of the truths contained in spiritual
    • and man. — Now you will be able to understand Plato's
    • wing a child's fancy, if you understand the truth underlying
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    • understand them; never the less they at least heard the right
    • to understand them, please follow me in the contemplation of
    • able to understand the indications which were published by
    • that strange man, though he did not understand them. The
    • states of being, and we shall be able to understand it after
    • men can only understand by bearing in mind the mysterious
    • the macrocosm leads not only to an understanding of the
    • you not reached this deeper understanding.
    • understanding of such things, but man will regain this direct
    • you should abstain from criticism! You misunderstand
    • medieval theosophy. Everyone can understand spiritual
    • it which appeared like a higher standpoint in the face of the
    • author of this excellent pamphlet, for he stands at the very
    • who adopt a higher standpoint, are themselves able to advance
    • standpoint. We might also bring forward a few
    • the test. This is the standpoint adopted by the Theosophy of
    • Rosicrucianism, and from this standpoint you should view the
    • standpoint of these lectures, which should be accepted in
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    • general. Spiritual Science enables us to understand the
    • understand the depths of Christianity. This understanding can
    • Many people, however, cannot reconcile the standpoint with
    • documents from a certain spiritual standpoint do this in a
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    • astral body, for from the standpoint of Spiritual Science
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    • only be able to understand this document correctly in all its
    • When a person stands in the open country he sees equally far
    • way. The Beings standing at the stage of the Gods separated
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    • withstand the attacks continually made upon it by the astral
    • we know this we shall understand the secret of the great age
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    • Christ.” If we thoroughly understand this passage we
    • shall also understand that deeply significant event in the
    • From this we learned to understand the long age of the
    • the understanding for the true knowledge. Devotion and truth
    • order to understand what we are about to say, it will first
    • 42 And I knew that thou hearest me always: but because of the people which stand by I said it, that they may believe that thou hast sent me. \
    • and Mary Magdalene.” If we wish to understand this
    • indicated, something we only understand when we know how the
    • understand the conversation between Christ and Nathanael
    • considerations will help towards the understanding of the
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    • see beings branch off and stand still. These bodies develop
    • stands half way between the two. We represent the plant as
    • position to understand the following statement of the Master.
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    • know to-day. By “Adam” we have to understand not
    • for the pillars standing at the door of Solomon's temple.
    • stand beside ego and brother beside brother; that bond of
    • desired to give everyone the opportunity to understand it.
    • understand what Christ is. Christ Himself indicates this: He
    • hangs on the Cross; at His feet stand His mother and His
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    • will appear vague will later become clear and understandable.
    • this is not the concern of occultism. In order to understand what the
    • currents. When you stand with feet apart and arms outstretched, you
    • considerations we see how matters stand with regard to the real
    • misunderstanding of what the nature of sensitivity is. We come to a
    • following his passions, you must say of him that he stands lower than
    • the animals because the animal still has no understanding, no
    • embodiment of the Earth stand to Saturn?” Our present Saturn
    • heavens as Saturn today stands in relation to our earth as a child to
    • it is that the old man developed himself from the boy who stands next
    • the Saturn that stands in the heavens today. It is the same with the
    • it has, however, advanced. Just as the boy stands near the old man,
    • so the various planets stand in the heavens. They are at various
    • The planets, however, stand in a certain relationship to each other,
    • stand up, because the human body was suited to the conditions of that
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    • e.Ed] Now, in order to understand the meaning of this Ark
    • understand something of occultism produced some object in the outer
    • human feeling life because these preachers did not stand alone but
    • all this in mind, you will understand what occurred at the end of the
    • Earth. Now you will be able to understand with what deep intuition
    • the Sun. Our earth, as it stands before us with its solid substances,
    • as a whole group soul, stands in a certain way higher than man. This
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    • in any way concealed, stands as a duality. Thereby we acquire ground
    • the whole we must include a third aspect that stands behind these
    • only because they do not understand what is to be found in these
    • creations that appear thus. They all stand under the sign of the
    • that men today stand in the mineral kingdom. What does this mean?
    • Because a man understands only the mineral kingdom, he can only
    • Men stand in the
    • visible in creation stands in the sign of the four. There are many
    • best come toward or stand aloof from him, he will come to know much
    • we meditate on the world from the standpoint of numbers, we can
    • call the “study of numbers,” will learn to understand
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    • understand, perhaps, but when you think about it, you will grasp its
    • organism. In order to understand this rightly it is, of course,
    • standpoint. The occultist knows, for example, that men would not have
    • cube. Within this space various beings develop. The ones standing
    • converging in two snakes standing opposite each other. As mankind
    • Here stands the
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    • understand it. I said that when, in future times, men have outgrown
    • This will help you to understand what I mean when I tell you that the
    • stands in very truth before a fateful future, that future when, as is
    • Prototype of Christ Himself. The understanding of Christ forms for man
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    • work by Euclid, he then understands how to appreciate it
    • who understand very well, from the standpoint of language,
    • understanding previously nothing at all about geometry. On
    • scientist stands in the same relation to this spiritual
    • shall soon see that whoever understands the content of the
    • there and if he understands the nature of the Spiritual
    • changed and just those who think they stand most securely
    • but you will only be able to understand Him if you recognize
    • others but still they are using a certain standard for an
    • Jesus of Nazareth stands before us as a unique figure.
    • super-sensible and invisible world, then the standard for a
    • spiritual understanding among men than there is today, and it
    • is my Blood,” as we shall here learn to understand
    • it, the real, true understanding of religious documents has
    • any understanding of the Gospel of St. John except by
    • levels, four men are standing and these men — let us say
    • at which he stands, but of course each one of the three
    • pictures is true from its own standpoint. The fourth man, who
    • stands above on the very summit and sketches what is below,
    • another standpoint. And to what lengths have learned
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    • them — we must understand the word outside in a
    • first of all clearly understand that if, during the night,
    • us, we should clearly understand that behind what we can see
    • physical human body, standing before us, has within it its
    • and to understand better what has been taught in Esoteric
    • also taught that when we observe the human being standing
    • evolution at which humanity now stands was already
    • The human being will then stand upon a very much higher
    • perhaps, very difficult to understand, as many may say. But
    • in order to understand a watch one must penetrate deeply into
    • the nature of the thing with the understanding, but for a
    • darkness, little by little, comes to an understanding of the
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    • of Earth humanity. We must clearly understand how this
    • standpoint of Spiritual Science what does occultism call our
    • should permeate it through and through. Let us understand
    • your understanding but with the forces of your heart and
    • understand Esoteric Christianity when it says: — Just as
    • standpoint of Esoteric Christianity, what is it that is
    • during his clear day-consciousness, a leader who stands
    • understand it. They understood full well that at the
    • united. Then you will understand it and it will seem to you
    • understanding such germinal and primal key-words, light and
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    • John the Baptist stands the chapter concerning the raising of
    • there stands an apparently enigmatical passage. Let us
    • knows how to read this Gospel will understand that a mystery
    • understand this, we must turn our attention to what in the
    • understanding, He had betrayed the Mysteries, had made public
    • These are the words which stand there. “I am the voice
    • stands there quite literally. In Greek, the word
    • can then understand that it is more correct to say, “I
    • shall better understand all that is presented in the opening
    • personalities. We can only understand certain things,
    • especially religious documents, when we understand this
    • cannot be my disciple!” We must not understand this in
    • independent ego, can rest. — Now we understand the
    • we may accurately understand the words of the Gospel, we
    • understand nothing at all of the historical events may say:
    • however, who say such things, understand nothing of the
    • particular time, he will not understand that this man is
    • spiritual relationship will learn to understand that besides
    • is “once-born.” You must not understand it to
    • wish really to understand this Gospel, every word must be
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    • St. John and see for yourselves what stands there:
    • “Persian.” When we understand what these names
    • themselves. “If you truly understand the Son of Man,
    • we may understand the stupendousness of the significance of
    • Galilee? We shall understand why it is a marriage in Galilee
    • Galilee. If we wish to understand what is expressed here, we
    • ourselves. If we consider from the standpoint of race the
    • what men then experienced. Let us especially understand the
    • understand clearly that there is nothing absolutely fixed in
    • understanding of the particular period in question. Therefore
    • mission.” He stands in the present and at the same time
    • able to understand something of what Christ-Jesus was saying
    • Christ-Jesus wished to speak to those who could understand
    • understanding is indicated here also.
    • understanding. It is the passage from the 31st to the 34th
    • to meet anyone who understands these words according to this
    • receiveth not My testimony. He understands nothing of what I
    • understand how the teachings of the ancients were presented.
    • Divinity, but one could understand what was heard from the
    • understanding were there. The Psalms were not then necessary,
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    • those who understand such things, this is clearly and
    • discover and understand this literal meaning. The words are
    • life.” One who speaks in this manner, stands about on
    • quite superficially if we wish to understand what has
    • but we shall assume it for the sake of an understanding. Let
    • understand very clearly that the physical conditions were
    • or “Vapour,” otherwise a misunderstanding arises.
    • understand the words correctly and employ them in the manner
    • AM” to those who could understand something of It. He
    • comprehended through the understanding, through the
    • “Manna” is, in fact, (those who understand
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    • to understand the Gospel of St. John?
    • stands at the central point of all earthly happenings. Anyone
    • being and of the earth from various standpoints. We know that
    • which for a time now stands here before you in the flesh is
    • be imagined by someone possessing no understanding of it or
    • understanding. But anyone who wishes to understand will
    • understands the profound meaning of the Gospel of St. John
    • understand this quite clearly, we must once more bring before
    • understand the forces that are in the Christ, which if taken
    • The Christ Himself might stand directly in the presence of
    • Standing there
    • which he very well understands. Now laying aside all
    • can understand them when they are able to experience them
    • acquire an understanding.”
    • when anyone fully understands the idea of Karma, he will
    • understand it in this Christian sense. It means that no man
    • understands the Christ-Word. What will be his attitude toward
    • the last: and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing
    • not even today attained a very great understanding of true,
    • esoteric Christianity. However, when men learn to understand
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    • reach a complete understanding of the mystery presented
    • Christ Principle. Today we shall try to understand why, just
    • the head of present human beings. If we wish to understand
    • Atlantis, in the region where Ireland now stands and even
    • with occultism, and then bit by bit learns to understand how
    • one must first learn to understand the alphabet.
    • difference from the standpoint of Spiritual Science whether
    • State. An understanding of physical matter was reached even
    • an understanding of personality. You will comprehend that
    • this was also the time when they were able to understand God
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    • standing as we do upon the foundation of Spiritual Science.
    • standing upon the foundation of Spiritual Science than for
    • we understand why the Christ had to enter into human
    • could never have continued. This understanding of the
    • should not see with their eyes nor understand with their
    • is very difficult to understand, especially for those who do
    • also spoken of in the Old Testament, we shall understand what
    • civilization. It stands out in bold relief against the
    • postAtlantean age. For one who understands a little of this,
    • in the Sistine Chapel. Stand at the rear wall which bears the
    • this wall stands there so marvellously at an angle. This
    • understands the forms of the Greek Temple, experiences a
    • of view the Gothic Church stands upon a still higher level
    • understand that the Divine is able to appear in an individual
    • understand what form Christianity should gradually assume,
    • understand what form was prophesied for it by such an
    • understanding the question arises: “Who was the Mother
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    • humanity, and we have tried to understand why the founding of
    • our lecture, we observed that an understanding of important
    • this way shall we be able to gain a complete understanding of
    • clearly understand how all this has occurred.
    • or for self-consciousness. By this we understand quite
    • inherited his standing, his rank and position from his father
    • understand.” This was prepared, as it were, in the
    • received without understanding, it has become very greatly
    • understanding of Christianity by means of a deepening of the
    • fully understand this Gospel. The spiritual culture which
    • must begin with the Anthroposophic Movement will understand
    • will, therefore, understand if I now attempt to describe
    • external stands out in bold relief against a significant
    • might feel that those who stand outside are right when they
    • spiritual-scientific interpretation, as we now understand it,
    • standpoint of the Gospel of St. John, we are now able to say:
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    • gaining a deeper understanding of the words “Father and
    • we must first acquire the material for an understanding of
    • understand what it means to unite oneself with the higher
    • misunderstand what is said here and imagine that anyone who
    • If we wish to understand this, we must now characterize
    • positive standpoint. Whoever grants only the existence of
    • unpretentious mind can perceive and understand," which means,
    • of course, only what the speaker can perceive and understand.
    • understand anything different from what he himself perceives
    • and understands. The infallibility of the Pope is quite
    • attacked as a result of this papal standpoint in consequence
    • understanding the human astral body in the state in which it
    • each individual who stands somewhat higher in the social
    • enter into the feeling that thou must stand erect even though
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    • understand that when a person has attained this initiation,
    • a very mistaken understanding of the saying, for that is not
    • at all what it means. We must clearly understand that true
    • higher knowledge is also an evolution from one standpoint,
    • need to seek very far in order to understand that by this
    • necessary for an understanding of this. First we must make
    • interpret the Gospel at present do not at all understand the
    • mystery. We should understand clearly how to make a
    • show at what different stages of evolution they stand. For
    • exist and the misunderstanding connected with this idea
    • human being as he lives here among us. If a person stands at
    • Saviour. In order that you may understand me better, I shall
    • diffused into the water. Those who understand these things
    • Christianity — stands at the foot of the Cross, and
    • the Gospel of St. John and understand it spiritually, it has
    • standing and knew not that it was Jesus.
    • Resurrection and that only those are fully able to understand
    • But when they had to stand firm for the first time, had
    • all concepts must change, if a true spiritual understanding
    • become more and more conversant with and understanding of the
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    • as well as in inner contents, we have created the ground on which we stand
    • lead us to a deeper understanding of man's character and personality.
    • consciousness that they are quite foreign to us and stand in no kind
    • section of it. The human being stands, and must stand for all our studies,
    • is the central point. Understanding human nature means, really, to
    • understand a great part of the world. But human nature is difficult to
    • understand, and we shall gain a small piece of this understanding
    • stream, for through our thoughts, feelings and perceptions, we stand
    • fact: as individuals, we stand in connection, not with one such being,
    • beings just as the physical world, and they stand in connection with
    • point, they stand in connection with the same being of the astral world.
    • Through these, they stand in connection with other beings of the astral
    • stand in connection in the most complex way with the most differing beings
    • all stand in connection with the same being of the astral world. We
    • the concept of justice, they stand in connection with this one being.
    • we stand in connection with another being. Thus in everyone, there is
    • us how we can penetrate into the understanding of the spiritual world
    • flowed into them. You will be able to understand an especially tragic
    • we will observe a little more closely the beings standing in connection
    • the spot where someone else is already standing; impenetrability
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    • special way of observing the world, which underlies it — stands in
    • in public lectures) to find complete understanding in a totally unprepared
    • who cannot understand anthroposophists; they lack all the preparation
    • understanding for spiritual science can be achieved only if one speaks
    • quite openly and frankly from the spiritual standpoint, even before
    • to come to an understanding in a moment.”
    • are seeking to understand external things from a universal standpoint.
    • recapitulation. A being, standing solely under its etheric and physical
    • from the spiritual standpoint, we can say: “What is within, in
    • If, on the other hand, forces appear, which in fact stand at right angles
    • sea-creatures, which you will understand if you remember what we have
    • causes the whole structure to stand upright. If this bell-formed part
    • becomes inwardly comprehensible when we can understand it out of the
    • like to raise a kind of problem, which shall stand as a task for us
    • to seek to solve from the occult standpoint. We have seen an important
    • these creatures as they are, then the understanding will not lessen
    • our human ear drumskin. The eardrum, spatially considered, stands at
    • the organs that were inside will form a broad surface. We understand
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    • did not understand the existence in the world beyond. He felt
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    • misunderstanding. Feeling, as it exists in the ordinary life of modern
    • it is different from when we stand before a stone. We have to "unriddle"
    • for answering a question. Misunderstandings can very easily arise through
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    • We are thus able to understand
    • able to understand why that which was to lead man up into the higher
    • us to understand the highest things.
    • what is most important to me, my mission — I will stand upright,
    • though I stand alone! If someone practises these feelings for months,
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    • holy, earnest sense, if we will understand them aright. It would be
    • consider. The differences come from the various standpoints from
    • this spirit of the most inner understanding may become effective.
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    • sense. Not only does this knowledge help us understand everyday life,
    • fail to understand many things they are encountering every moment of
    • the mighty memory tableau I have often described stands before his
    • we shall understand many a thing in everyday life, if we know about
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    • understanding things, completely undermines a deeper method arising
    • not just to know this, but to understand more and more clearly the
    • kind of a person is he? If you understand what life really is, then
    • this fourth type of illness, and that a deeper understanding of these
    • us say, then, that we shall gradually attain an understanding of the
    • man's fourfold being in order to understand it. There have been
    • understanding of man in health and in sickness, we could, to a
    • not be appropriate, though, to add a plea for understanding and
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    • understanding of this early document of man as well. We actually speak
    • fellowmen as a free being. Today, man does not stand in the same
    • emphasized in all the following laws that occult powers stand behind
    • one is to understand the Ten Commandments, one would have to feel and
    • they would be right, but they happen not to understand them.
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    • into a whole and culminate in an understanding of certain things
    • the clockmaker. And similarly, when we want to understand purpose in
    • is handed down as such, is what we have to understand as the concept
    • can withstand heart poisons and other harmful influences of the
    • the physical body. Now we will understand a number of things that
    • now we understand how mineral substances affect a man. They create
    • of original sin and understand it correctly. With certain things
    • no understanding for them at all.
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    • understanding of it, certain preliminary concepts would have to be
    • presupposed that are less related to an intellectual understanding
    • than to an understanding that lies in our whole soul constitution,
    • understand this fact and many others besides. You know from the
    • number of things, but we want to understand this situation a little
    • will only understand this correctly if you take what I have said
    • have to speak in great detail if you are to understand it all. You
    • can understand this if we consider that the lungs were developed at a
    • origin. Nevertheless we can only understand what this rhythm
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    • preparatory efforts have been made to understand this intimate
    • spirit who does not stand upon firm and sure foundations can readily
    • Ahriman. To understand what will now be said, we must realize that
    • because he stands within a field of collective karma, calamity may
    • understand the mysterious connections of what has come to pass on the
    • favorable direction. Understanding that is based upon the recognition
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    • up to form a deeper understanding of the being of man and various
    • question: How can a knowledge of these things help us understand in a
    • contains no understanding of real evolution. When a movement today
    • science. To begin with you hear — and gradually understand
    • man, the number four and the number seven, we shall understand why we
    • understand why just in an age when men have reached the greatest
    • but rather set about understanding it with all the inner force of our
    • mission or not, for if we want to understand our times we must
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    • understanding of man's being and task in the world. You will remember
    • composition of karmic connections before we can understand anything
    • past life standing before him as a great tableau. Then, after a
    • newcomers to anthroposophy to understand at first. Man passes through
    • we should understand the significance and justification of obstacles
    • which we shall only understand if we look at it in greater detail.
    • ability in the future. We thoroughly misunderstand illness and karma
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    • and potent factor in life itself. To understand this we must look far
    • shall speak later, will stand as hindrances in the path of the
    • Lemurian epoch? The best way to understand this is to cast our minds
    • You can only understand this by taking as a basis what is set forth in
    • — To understand what is here being said you must discard all earthly,
    • the spiritual world, he lost understanding of the spiritual world.
    • What, then, must he regain? He must regain full understanding of the
    • of Christ's Deed only by realizing with full clarity of understanding,
    • turn it to account in order to understand Christ. Then the Luciferic
    • understanding Christ, that Lucifer, resurrected in a new form, can unite
    • now in higher, purer glory — the Spirit of independent understanding,
    • movement in order to understand the universe and the Spirits therein,
    • self-conscious understanding of Christ and of the Event of Golgotha
    • Thus to ‘cultivate’ spiritual science means to understand that the
    • understand what is meant when we are told that the Buddha attained his
    • rise from the temporal to the eternal can never understand the evil.
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    • and that we ought to take hold of them, so that in understanding them
    • greatest wisdom, if we can only understand this. Therefore let us
    • spiritual science can bring a deeper understanding of these
    • fellow creatures. Therefore only a knowledge and understanding that
    • processes. And we can learn to understand these bodily processes from
    • into man's inner being. The essential thing is to understand the
    • laughter are everyday occurrences, but we do not understand them
    • in the breathing process you understand what we tried to explain with
    • only when we take spirit as the starting point. We can understand
    • laughing and weeping only when we understand the connection between
    • we must understand our middle world as deriving its forces from these
    • wrath that comes over anyone who understands life when he sees
    • arise in anyone who understands the world when the elevating of the
    • which alone explains why a man laughs and weeps. We can understand it
    • cannot understand why he is laughing or crying because then it is
    • cries. And the one who understands these things can again ascertain
    • we understand it, the real expression of the spiritual. Laughing and
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    • today not standing with his feet on the earth, but raising himself
    • the starry Heavens with an understanding of the beings who were
    • thus understand to be a necessary consequence of the foregoing you
    • we see it meeting with understanding, when envisaged as the idea of a
    • this particular belt of the earth. Therefore we can understand that
    • in either direction. And it is our task today to understand this in
  • Title: Being of Man/Future Evolution: Lecture 9: Evolution, Involution and Creation out of Nothingness
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    • anthroposophical insight in mind, and we shall understand the basis
    • this group, we ought to be able to understand them. Let us start by
    • actually come from? In what way are we to understand the fact that
    • you see a man standing opposite two other people. Let us take into
    • pleased to see just these two particular people standing together.
    • man feels in seeing the two standing side by side has nothing
    • standing together gives him. It is something quite different, and it
    • is standing opposite the two people. The point is that the man
    • develops a feeling of joy over the two men in front of him standing
    • likes seeing the two people standing together.
    • us take a further example. Imagine a man standing here at a certain
    • constellation of stars. If he were to stand five paces away he would
    • higher the level at which man is. Imagine a dog standing in front of
    • in so far as it is a sense object. But if a man were to stand in
    • understand how the gods have first of all given us our three bodies
    • stage. We can understand how we may throw away the parts, piece by
    • stands firmly on the basis of the Christ experience, and the Christ
    • understanding of the world.
    • join an anthroposophical society? To understand the purpose of an
    • have to apply in order to understand the evolution of world phenomena
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    • `standing on the ground' physical reality. Basically Novalis
    • wants to understand it. Only childlike folly could place these
    • we want to understand it in its spirituality, in our present
    • Humanity understands Christ in His universal unfolding when the
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    • definite clear understanding, act as he did. Still
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    • behind our thinking soul there stands the super-sensible
    • of that which stands behind it the super-sensible world.
    • concept? However, in order not to remain at a standstill we
    • even understand the concept of Nirvana better if you had a
    • strictly trained thinker is so hard to understand. When a
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    • quite outstanding members belong to a single being. Confusing
    • one in which we can only fully, in the right sense, understand
    • while another will feel a world filled with bliss as he stands
  • Title: Lecture: What is Self Knowledge?
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    • particular way to both of these, and stand in a certain
    • we, come to understand that which lives in the physical body
    • already dangers arise in false understanding of self-knowledge
    • our horizons in relation to our world of understanding and
    • understand the working of karma. Take an example of how karma
    • stand and preach to the stove and say: “Lovely stove, your duty
    • applied intensively, the tool with which to understand karma.
    • godliness to enter within, understand it within, but you
    • when we understand the basis of cosmic relationships. All
    • and through genuine understanding, you can feel yourself enter
    • the one side is the image of the materialistic standpoint, then
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    • present line of study, yet nevertheless stands in an inner
    • help clarify our understanding of this document.
    • understanding of the revelation regarding the greatness, the
    • mankind. Now we stand at the end of the third and at the
    • spirit, which stands behind the physical, according to which
    • understanding that the spiritual was to be sought in the
    • and it was relatively easy for people to understand: we give
    • in the Egyptian time. Here stands the form of Osiris, as we
    • feeling. We can easily understand what now has to be said. What
    • That was not the case. You will most easily understand what was
    • understand that, then you will also understand how in ancient
    • From these viewpoints we will understand how this great
    • out of the astral body with the Egyptians. Those all stand
    • “When you really understand Me, then you will understand
    • generation to the next. We don't come to a real understanding
    • understanding can be reached, no real picture formed regarding
    • understanding for this or that word.
    • descendent stand in contrast to them — a peaceful,
    • understand them, we see how the Divine reveals itself in an
    • order for people to be steered towards an understanding of God
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    • also an occult history, and you will understand what this
    • is a Being who stands close to man. He is one of the last
    • degree to which man felt himself standing firmly on the
  • Title: Lecture: The Christmas Mystery, Novalis, the Seer
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    • human understanding. If in later times men have forgotten the
    • power of the Sun, then you will begin to understand the
    • midst with understanding. Mighty pictures of the One who
    • an understanding of the Event of Golgotha, the body will be
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    • golden bird, he saw another king standing there, fashioned entirely
    • first thing we must do in order to understand the meaning of genuine
    • them, the powers are aroused that enable the king to understand and
    • is looking for; he would not understand at all what conditions are
    • been able to stand up to it.” Saying this she led him out into
    • still wish to come and are also not able to stand up to it, you may
    • and this is the point that proves to anyone who understands these
    • stand in relation to the great popular myths of the gods in the
  • Title: Lecture: The Way of Knowledge
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    • the rest of nature becomes understandable in a wonderful way.
    • different. A person may consider for example, from a standpoint
    • plants and the uprooting of human hair. We start to understand
    • plants and earth create a unity, and we understand and can also
    • things in our feelings by understanding them spiritually.
    • earth, then we will understand that during our earth
    • stand in a certain relationship to us. Let us look at our sun
    • one comes to an understanding of the Events of Damascus but
    • understand connections between that which we meet daily and the
    • spiritual way to reach an understanding of the great religious
    • We come to an understanding that the world which surrounds us,
    • appears to people. Further we will learn to understand that
    • behind everything which we take as the physical world, stand
    • ahrimanic influence. This being we call Ahriman stands in a
  • Title: Lecture: Practical Training In Thought (1966)
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    • accepted as a standard in the construction of some object. Anyone who thinks
    • of this kind. He often sees, we might say, people standing in the car
    • and learn to understand them through thinking, then these things
    • to those who stand upon an anthroposophical foundation. The one who is
    • he must be guided by the following rules and he must understand that
    • which he has as yet no understanding — the weather, for instance —
    • whether he stands at the carpenter's bench, or follows the plough, or
    • We must understand that our thoughts derive their coloring from far
    • understanding the things around us. That spiritual science should
  • Title: Lecture: Practical Training In Thought (1928)
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    • human processes of thought. He constantly sees people standing, as it
    • such pushers, standing in their trucks!
    • line with things which we do not yet understand, where we have not
    • we do not understand at all, we must have the belief that, as they
    • for it also stands in relation to the whole Universe. Now as we
    • we should proceed with things that we do not yet understand. For things
    • that we do understand — events, for example, that take place around
    • of men, and with many other things. Where we feel that we understand
    • conclusion. We can well understand this impulse; but it does not lead
    • stands at the lathe or behind the plough, or whether he belongs to the
    • understand that the colouring of our thoughts has its origin far deeper
  • Title: Principle/Economy: Lecture I: The Principle of Spiritual Economy in Connection with Questions of Reincarnation: An Aspect of the Spiritual Guidance of Mankind
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    • things have an enlightening effect on our understanding of
    • seven most outstanding people from his group in such a way
  • Title: Lecture: Christianity in Human Evolution
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    • understanding and penetrating the world surrounding us in the
    • understandable.
    • the earth. If. you want to understand these things perfectly, you
    • come to understand history only when we are able to point to such
    • and are unable to understand his conscious ego, but are nevertheless
    • One phenomenon above all will become understandable when you know
    • that in spiritual science we come increasingly to understand that the
    • what means must this come about? By a more profound understanding
    • Here we stand at the starting point of spiritual scientific
    • comprehension and knowledge of Christianity. We begin to understand
    • far greater things and the Christian development and standard of life
  • Title: Principle/Economy: Lecture II: Christianity in Human Evolution: Leading Individualities and Avatar Beings
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    • understand and penetrate the very world that surrounds us in
    • other human beings but stand on a higher plane, there are
    • gain a perfect understanding of this idea, you have to
    • as modern people, understand what his conscious ego was; yet we
    • and again in Spiritual Science we learn to understand that
    • through a more profound understanding of Christianity through
    • Here we stand
    • understand what a task and mission has been assigned to our
  • Title: Lecture Series: Christianity in the Evolution of Mankind
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    • namely, the possibility of understanding and penetrating the
    • more understandable. Today we shall proceed a little farther in this
    • take nothing from the earth. But if you wish to understand
    • in that world. We come to understand history only when we are
    • and are not able to understand his
    • understandable when you know that during this time the most
    • understand that science, otherwise so little understood, which
    • spiritual-scientific field we come to understand more and more
    • profounder understanding of Christianity through spiritual
    • With this fact we stand at the starting
    • of Christianity. We begin to understand what task, what
    • Christian development and the Christian standard of life will
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    • get a clear understanding of the function of these oracles.
    • in Atlantean times, the call cannot go out to those who stand
    • understand. The Atlantean clairvoyants and magicians, who
    • understand.
    • understanding of the evolution of the earth and sun. By
    • processes we will gradually learn to understand, the astral
    • reincarnated. Such things lead us toward a deep understanding
    • considering this fact do we fully understand some of the
    • understand him. A copy of the astral body of Jesus of
    • themselves gradually for a full understanding of the Christ
    • and who understand through their knowledge of the spiritual
    • who wish to gain a spiritual understanding of Christianity
    • can be woven into their own egos. A person who understands
  • Title: Principle/Economy: Lecture IV: Results of Spiritual Scientific Investigations of the Evolution of Humanity: I
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    • human bodies in our age and by our standards would appear
  • Title: Principle/Economy: Lecture V: Results of Spiritual Scientific Investigations of the Evolution of Humanity: II
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    • Aquinas. To understand these two men properly, it will be
    • impossible to gain a thorough understanding of these
    • himself or herself from this tendency will understand
    • made use of dialectics in order to understand it.
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    • your hearts will become strong enough to withstand all the
    • if you understand your mission in this spirit, then your
    • loftiest heights. This will make you stand fast when those
    • must facilitate a comprehensive understanding of Christ.
    • who wish to understand Him completely will be able to do so
    • tenets or maxims, but rather by recognizing and understanding
    • this will make people understand what anthroposophical life
    • and its spirit at midnight, and in understanding what this
    • that humanity understand the Christ-Impulse and that we can
    • say who the Christ was. Such an understanding is now only in
    • understand how the Christ-Impulse has penetrated this worldly
    • and stands face to face with death. It was six hundred years
    • really understands Him will say, “Through birth we step
    • not suffering if one understands Christ. People will have to
    • learn to understand through the Christ-Impulse what, from a
    • to the spiritual world, and we learn to understand the
  • Title: Festivals/Easter VII: Spiritual Bells of Easter, part 1
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    • in a none too distant future men understand through deepened spiritual
    • spiritual-scientific understanding.
    • understanding of the Easter festival, the festival of the resurrection
    • of reaching a deeper understanding of the Easter festival. Such a
    • understanding will be attained only if we approach these truths with
    • For present-day humanity, two truths stand like mighty beacons on
    • Those who understand the tidings of Christianity in the spiritual
    • sense also understand the words which make known the identity of the
    • understand what this means we shall have to penetrate into deep
    • up again into life in the Spirit when we understand the message of the
  • Title: Principle/Economy: Lecture VII: The Macrocosmic and the Microcosmic Fire: The Spiritualization of Breath and Blood
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    • beings will understand through a renewed absorption in
    • understand the manner in which the sources of spiritual life
    • an understanding of Easter, of the resurrection feast of the
    • disciple, Kashyapa, who was able to understand his teachings,
    • to gain a deeper understanding of Easter. Only through a
    • understands the Christian message in a spiritual sense will
    • also understand the words that announce to Moses the Being in
    • can understand the Old or the New Testament only if you know
    • the corresponding outer process, but to understand the
    • cannot harm us. When we understand these spiritual Easter
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    • The Oriental who understands this wisdom waits for the Maitreya
    • try to understand the nature of the miraculous fire into which the
    • It was those with the deepest understanding of Eastern wisdom who
    • understanding and discernment.
    • stands before him with all the disintegration and destruction of life
    • A.D. One particular event stands out: in the
    • How does it present itself to men who look with understanding at the
    • who look with understanding at the Cross on Golgotha, and feel united
    • men cannot yet understand what the spiritual life streaming in with
    • Christ is in reality, in the future they will learn to understand it,
    • Mankind must arrive at a similar understanding about the
    • we can also understand that its influence works on, with positive and
    • anyone who really studies the matter understand the life of Elisabeth
    • understand this great Mystery. If souls allow spiritual science to
    • kindle understanding of such secrets they become fit to recognise in
    • understand this, in order that as they contemplate the Holy Grail, the
    • understand and accept what has come to pass as fact, as reality.
    • Example. Then for the first time they will learn to understand the
    • time, will understand something else as well — something that
    • will understand, not only the Christ Who has passed through death, but
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  • Title: Principle/Economy: Lecture VIII: The Event of Golgotha. The Brotherhood of the Holy Grail. The Spiritualized Fire.
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    • who understands such wisdom expects the reappearance of
    • spirit stand in a relationship to one another in the
    • generating some understanding and feeling for the appearance
    • understanding of how the Event of Golgotha has really worked
    • a high degree of understanding? Is birth suffering, as Buddha
    • mankind today cannot yet understand what the true spiritual
    • future will learn to understand it. They will know that a
    • way we must gain a clear understanding about the difficulties
    • that is why we can understand that it will continue to work
    • she fully understand the life of this saintly woman? Many,
    • understanding of this great mystery. If Spiritual Science can
    • understanding of such mysteries, these very souls will become
    • the call by Spiritual Science to understand this mystery as a
    • necessary only that one understand and accept these
    • beings learn to understand in what respect Christ Jesus is
    • understand that the certainty and the truth of the life
    • imbued by the Christ-Ego will also understand something that
    • will they understand the Christ who has gone through death,
    • but they will also understand the triumphant Christ of the
    • could rise to an understanding of him because they would have
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    • understanding for Christianity, what was the situation in the
    • look at his life from this point of view, we will understand
    • such a way that it is able to come to a true understanding of
    • supposed to reach an understanding of it through its own
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    • the right way of life just by an intellectual understanding
    • understand this in the right sense, then we can truly compare
    • difficult to understand why the highest authorities have
    • element behind all physical phenomena and to understand that
    • human beings today are capable of receiving and understanding
    • of understanding.
    • immersed in it in the right way, and it will always stand
  • Title: Principle/Economy: Lecture XI: From Buddha to Christ
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    • understand what an initiate felt when he heard these three
    • an understanding through listening and through looking back
    • people still had a sense and an understanding of the
    • understand that this physical world is but the expression or
    • are able to understand the communications relating to him,
    • understand him when he says that the lines of incarnations
    • great significance, and for a better understanding of it we
    • where he happened to be standing, but spared him. He
    • to understanding; and if they do, they change within us and
  • Title: Rosicrucian Esotericism: Lecture I: Rosicrucian Esotericism
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    • based upon the so-called Rosicrucian method. Please do not misunderstand
    • and need to understand. What is the specific characteristic of our time?
    • Babylonian wisdom, stand before these objects like three-year-old children
    • in order to understand the spiritual. At this point, perhaps, a warning
    • understanding would be made by rationalistic thought and he realized
    • It is impossible for you to under-stand its content without Rosicrucian
    • the great world. Now think of an outstandingly advanced individuality,
  • Title: Rosicrucian Esotericism: Lecture II: Soul in the World around Us
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    • to the whole organism. If you want to understand what pain is in the
  • Title: Rosicrucian Esotericism: Lecture III: The Nature and Being of Man
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    • catches our eye when a man is standing in front of us, is the most tangible
    • To understand how the
    • from a momentary understanding. We will clarify our minds as to how,
    • Spiritually, this is the same process as the manifestation of understanding
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    • when studying the sacred records of religion. You must understand me
  • Title: Rosicrucian Esotericism: Lecture V: The Physical World as an Expression of Spiritual Forces and Beings
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    • is the case, and the best way to understand these relationships will be
    • the earth from the standpoint of Devachan, he perceives this web of
    • into life spirit, and the astral body into spirit self, man stands at
    • principle applies here as in the case of the young child; he understands
    • be hoped that those who come after us will understand and be more lenient
  • Title: Rosicrucian Esotericism: Lecture VI: The Configuration and Metamorphoses of Man's Physical Body
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    • delineating it. To understand what this implies we must consider other
  • Title: Rosicrucian Esotericism: Lecture VII: Evolutionary Stages of our Earth before the Lemurian Epoch
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    • process of evolution there are always beings who remain at a standstill
    • bodies and keep them flexible. Please understand me well. It was only
  • Title: Rosicrucian Esotericism: Lecture VIII: Stages in the Evolution of our Earth. Lemurian, Atlantean, Post-Atlantean Epochs.
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    • different. Today man understands how to make the forces contained in
    • that understanding of the new age was to be expected. The great initiate
    • him and he tried to understand and fathom them. The wonderful stellar
    • He no longer understands the spiritual world. This is clearly indicated
    • from the architectonic, artistic standpoint, that nothing can equal
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    • happenings, and we shall most easily discover and understand the
    • into the material world. The greater the understanding acquired by man
    • “If you learn to understand that the spiritual is present in
    • can only enrich them with a deeper understanding of Christian grace.
    • In the world today there is still little understanding of Christ. Mankind
    • understanding of wisdom was to be found. When he felt his end approaching
  • Title: Rosicrucian Esotericism: Lecture X: On Karma, Reincarnation and Initiation
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    • beings will already understand better how to arrange their lives; concepts
    • humanity. To understand this better we will consider the principle
  • Title: Lecture: The Dedication of an Anthroposophical Group
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    • the spiritual. Humanity has really lost its understanding of this
    • understanding of that which is divine and spiritual. Oh, the
    • realities. The seer understands perfectly that those who do not
    • understanding, in contrast to believing. But if it is here a question
    • this stove! And now imagine that someone were to stand before this
    • he understands and pursues his development aright, which is the task
    • If man now understands
    • if man understands this, old age is no longer suffering, but a
    • well be that those who stand at the apex of our present culture, the
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    • understandable, explanatory facts have to be brought from far away.
    • primeval world-wisdom and with the spiritual beings that stand above
    • little understand. The human capacities of feeling and thinking have
    • present existing, in order to understand the wisdom which was given
    • misunderstanding in these things — and misunderstandings happen
    • order to come to understanding, can very easily misinterpret what,
    • pain in illness for one who understands Christ, and death also has no
    • more pain for him who understands Christ. Yet someone might reply to
    • misunderstanding. For that was not said: everything indeed was said
    • never understand with precision, but a man who is objective can. No
    • of that wisdom, could only understand it with great difficulty; it
    • was precisely the understanding of it which came with such
    • understand, given full value to that Mythology which is called modern
    • of universal existence, the spiritual part which stands above man in
    • still been able to understand the connection between what Dionysius
    • understanding writings which come down to us from that primeval
    • night, when the moon is waning, in the half year when the sun stands
    • during the half year when the sun stands high, or whether he dies in
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    • the spiritual investigation of fire. If we want to understand what we
    • the knowledge and understanding of all life, then we must look around
    • truth, fire is like a door in front of which one stands. One sees it
    • warmth and feels it as something belonging to oneself; one stands
    • invisible, into the etheric-spiritual world. Fire stands on the
    • the following. A man stands in front of a crystal, or a lump of gold,
    • receives from the outer world, who with his understanding and ideas
    • stands at the altar where the smoke is produced. Where something
    • understand this? He said: ‘If thou lookest upon the outer world
    • man stands in an intimate relationship with the beings of the
    • stand in relationship with men. When man is serene and bright, when
    • religion; he has religious understanding of the processes of nature,
    • this sense, who denies or does not understand the spirit and is
    • not understand the Bhagavad Gita; but those who know that all human
    • understand them superficially and not in all their profundity. They
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    • the understanding of them has to depend only upon such qualifications
    • way, but in time we shall find the standard by which we can put our
    • stand at a higher stage than man. Perhaps you will remember in my book
    • Misunderstandings often arise about the sayings of the ancients, for
    • The beings, who are the first to be invisible and who stand
    • Angeloi, messengers of the divine spirit-world. Those who stand yet
    • Archangels, Archangeloi, also spirits of fire. Those who stand still
    • Primeval Beginnings. Thus we have three degrees of beings who stand
    • understand that the ancient Holy Rishis gave this idea to their
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    • this morning, we shall be able to understand in what way the
    • We know that the man of to-day, as he stands before us, consists in
    • Hierarchy which stands next above us. The Thrones do not come
    • there that those Beings stand, whom we call Powers or Exusiai,
    • consciousness; we have the Thrones, Spirits of Will, who stand four
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    • who understand it in its true sense, even in that of ancient Hebrew
    • Now we must for once come to an understanding with the extraordinary
    • one could not believe it really, but it stands there in a little
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    • spiritual life of Beings who stand above man. Especially such a
    • the Beings who, counting upwards, stand nearest to man, and are
    • These Beings who stand, as it were, in between man and those others
    • naturally stand in a nearer relation to man on the earth itself.
    • will be during the Jupiter evolution. They stand one stage higher
    • understand, do you not, that earthly tasks have to be solved by
    • people did not know formerly, that the Sun stands in the middle and
    • see how the sun stands in some point of a circle or ellipse and how
    • point of view of the Ptolemaic. Let us consider that the Sun stands
    • Venus was called Mercury. Thus, note it well, one does not understand
    • so to say, stands here and the other planets have revolved so, that
    • the earth stands below, and Mercury and Venus follow, that then Mars
    • stands there above, Jupiter
    • merely physical standpoints were taken into account in relation to
    • our Sun at all which stands in the centre of the system, but the
    • is a far nobler heavenly body, Beings have evolved upon it who stand
    • men. A man as he stands before us, can have an external appearance
    • only to understand them.
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    • importance to the fact — and one can very well understand it —
    • the planets, not the points where they stand. These are the boundary
    • of the Hierarchies, standing immediately above man. It is good to
    • dissolving into spray, I stand in the blowing wind, I see lightning
    • which stands next above man. One has to look clairvoyantly into the
    • Thus we see that the three hierarchies who stand next above us are
    • directing whole nations, you will understand that a man who had an
    • simple, plain people when they were left to their own understanding;
    • is of extraordinary importance is, that we understand this wisdom
    • certain personality standing before us, but the inhabitants of Venus
    • Such ideas lead us to the understanding of human evolution, so that
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    • can survey from this standpoint the facts of modern science. In what
    • demonstrated from different standpoints, in lectures held in
    • — one can from the standpoint of the science of the present day
    • quite different standpoints have to govern as to what one entertains
    • that which in a narrower sense is now called Saturn, (for it stands
    • stand-still on primeval Saturn. About this the sages of primeval
    • movement was brought to a standstill. Through this, the heart is that
    • was full of mobility, until its motion was brought to a standstill by
    • standpoint. Each Jupiter, which is nothing else than a Solar stage of
    • certain point again brought to a standstill. Just as the movement is
    • Mars of to-day is a repetition of the ancient Moon. It stands on the
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    • To-day we are still far from understanding this teaching; and if
    • intelligent company of people. We are very far from understanding
    • of the Mysteries said: If you want to understand the centre,
    • will also understand what must be called the Karma of each of these
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    • Vinci, when you have asked yourselves, standing in front of that
    • understand with the comprehension of the present day. It is a fact
    • to understand, because it is in the habit of considering matter only,
    • stand on a totally different footing, and fundamentally speaking have
    • standpoint to acquire ever greater powers of knowledge, of will,
    • difficult for men to understand, even for those who have advanced to
    • those who stand nearest to man, the Angels, who first had it in their
    • not understand the Christ. The Christ did not in the first place act
    • understands it, and in freedom. He is, therefore, the God who never
    • Thus at last, we understand all the dignity and all the importance of
    • stand immediately above them. But in men a Hierarchy is maturing
    • We stand at the central point of the world. Everything around us
    • thus stands before our eyes like the construction and the process of
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    • Forerunner of Christ. Today we shall consider him from the standpoint
    • therefore again stand as the symbol of the same annunciation, now that
    • whom it also called ‘Christians of St. John’. An understanding of this
    • understand the things; we see how his intelligence awakens, how his
    • they knew, must stand in connection with the event of Christ Jesus.
    • and described from the standpoint of spiritual science. In his
    • not stand alone; beside it there are a number of lesser events.
    • when regarded from a spiritual standpoint.
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    • to the main subject of our discussions, as it were, we must understand
    • of St. John.” If we come to understand this term the whole spirit
    • who had some understanding of this appearance of Christ on earth endeavored
    • in his surroundings but gradually learning to understand things: he
    • to speak — a new standard of values will arise.
    • Let us try to understand
    • What is now important is to understand, above all things, how the higher
    • all who approached it with true understanding. Just as in our comparison
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    • When a subject, such as the present, is considered from the standpoint
    • investigates whether they confirm his results. Thus, the standpoint of
    • Let us assume that a great leader of humanity stands before some other
    • man who, though not of equal standing with the leader, nevertheless
    • the great figures of the human race from the standpoint of psychiatry.
    • matter with the deepest understanding, the birth of the Buddha is
    • understand these things know that spiritual truths are here concealed.
    • understand these preparations we must examine the same phenomenon on a
    • himself now reappears, so that he now again stands where he formerly
    • are to understand the life of a man who has traversed certain stages
    • the writer of the Gospel of St. John give us to understand this? To
    • could dwell in him. We must only understand the Gospel aright. Read
    • that is, we understand a thing once and then know it for ever. The
    • and emotion. We need an understanding of this nature, if we would
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    • present one is discussed from the standpoint of spiritual science, this is
    • world. It is a living kind of script, and we will try to understand
    • say: Before me stands a man, a man in a physical body like everyone
    • in those treating the subject with the deepest understanding, the birth
    • launching an outstanding being in the world, because thereby the human
    • he who understands these things knows that something of spiritual truth
    • In order to understand
    • that only by taking account of such events can we understand the life
    • will now understand that the more advanced a man is — whether
    • We must understand that everything previously told us concerning the
    • only understand the Gospel aright. Take the second Chapter of Luke,
    • upon for individual occasions: we understand something once and for
    • cognition, but will stand as a conquest of soul and mind in the realm
    • of feeling and sentience. And that is precisely the sort of understanding
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    • thrown light upon it from one standpoint or another. Now, to prevent
    • misunderstandings, I should like today to remind you that,
    • another, standpoint. A closer observation, however, will convince you
    • materialistic fancies are useful for the understanding of the external
    • standstill: our present Moon detached itself from the common cosmic
    • proper understanding what the writer of St. Luke's Gospel says. He
    • understanding between ourselves and the men of former times is thereby
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    • — are removed. Now, there is one point we must thoroughly understand
    • itself: it stands as the physical expression of the human principles
    • contrived human heart; yet for decades the heart withstands such poisons
    • but they are of no avail in helping us understand anything higher than
    • without which evolution would have been brought to a standstill: the
    • identical disposition. Just read understandingly what the writer of
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    • everything spiritual in physical form and applies physical standards
    • day. In the first place, however, in order to understand clearly the
    • Let us try to understand a little what is meant by such a sacrifice.
    • nothing left of them!’ Thus the materialist, for he cannot understand
    • in our minds if we wish to understand evolution in its entirety.
    • required standard, miss their promotion, to the grief and annoyance of
    • teacher would bring himself to say: ‘Just as I stand here and turn the
    • little pin, a giant professor stands out there and takes care that the
    • We know that no giant professor stands out there and turns the pin,
    • matter a mode of activity. People will not understand what takes place
    • gradually became peopled with souls. And now you can understand the
    • easily understand the reason. Let us consider some human soul or some
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    • stands before us in his daytime state: a being consisting of physical
    • we are clearly to understand the whole import of the moon's withdrawal
    • Let us try to understand
    • be left of them! Thus speaks the materialistic soul, incapable of understanding
    • to understand evolution in its entirety. Here I always like to draw
    • which all else stands, had not yet come into existence on the Moon.
    • as I stand here and turn the pin, so there is a gigantic professor somewhere
    • understand that spirit acts throughout the greatest spaces. And by this
    • will understand what a significant, deeply incisive event this exit
    • understand the reason for this. Consider a human soul, or any soul-endowed
    • too soon came to a standstill on a lower plane, while those who were
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    • point of time. To understand this, we must examine more in detail the
    • readily understand that the branches of the human race issued from a
    • people whom we know as the old Hebrews. Try to understand aright the
    • from one another and taught them to stand on their own feet. But
    • Viewed from this standpoint a new light falls upon the deed of the
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    • In order to understand
    • for the most outstanding and powerful forces.
    • race would there have come to a standstill. But it was not intended
    • Let us understand this
    • come to understand that something very different would have occurred
    • recall and try to understand the exhortations of the leaders of this
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    • understanding between man and man, when one appeals to the judgment of
    • age of shadowy clairvoyance, the understanding consisted of a
    • these planets. You will therefore understand that there were
    • now saw. It was difficult to understand that the consciousness of the
    • An understanding of the teachings propounded by the ancient teachers
    • from their own particular standpoint.
    • understand what is written concerning the Baptism in the Gospel of St.
    • to understand it. It was not a mere sprinkling with water, but a
    • in a mighty tableau; the whole circumstances of his life stand out
    • tendency of men to seek the firm standpoint of their own personality.
    • soul. Let us examine an outstanding case and we shall find that, as
    • soul, and yet they may altogether fail to understand one another, and
    • the beginning of its work, and an even deeper understanding for it
    • methods by which to know and understand Him. In earlier centuries
    • understanding the Christ. For Anthroposophy will prove to be a
    • his way to an understanding of Christ. But even the anthroposophical
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    • there existed nothing like a mutual understanding among men resting
    • on an appeal to reason. In those days of dim clairvoyance mutual understanding
    • they readily understand that it was intended that they lose their awareness
    • world. From their standpoint they are naturally quite right: everyone
    • is always right from his own standpoint.
    • way. We will understand what the St. John Gospel tells us of the Baptism
    • an imitation of the original symbol, provides no understanding of the
    • in which a certain extensive understanding of theosophical truths is
    • writings with sympathetic understanding we find there much that is great
    • of their souls, and yet fail to understand each other: for each of them
    • science, that is what they lack: the present-day way of understanding
    • and what anthroposophy offers today for an understanding of Christ will
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    • Our yesterday's lecture brought us to the point of understanding what
    • the baptism by Christ with fire and spirit? To understand the
    • with regard to the understanding of Christ we are today still
    • restricted to the first beginnings. This understanding will grow
    • understanding of Christ. Today even those who are prone to speak of
    • understand that physical processes are the result of psychic-spiritual
    • who cannot understand that the enlargement of the physical liver, for
    • understand: that it is possible for us to be influenced by the spirit
    • human being standing visibly before us; it then shows us how man's
    • can contemplate all this, but I cannot understand it unless I see the
    • central figure, on which everything else depends. I understand the
    • to the central figure, the Christ, and understand all the details of
    • present understanding of the Christ will give way to a far higher kind
    • of understanding. The power of Anthroposophy will thereby become
    • to a misunderstanding of the text. The initiation is not ‘to the glory
    • everyone can immediately understand them. The truth concealed behind a
    • desires to understand such a mystery, must first work his way through
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    • easy to understand the difference between this baptism and what we may
    • by one who has learned the nature of such understanding from its very
    • fact; and only then will a full understanding of the Christ be reached.
    • being. The ego, with the intention of making a stand, draws the blood
    • at the moment is to understand that physical processes are effects of
    • all that is physical in the human being, who fails to understand, for
    • it strong and vigorous. That is what we must understand: it is possible
    • yet but little; but we also understand now that it can keep growing
    • and expression of the other figures only if I understand the main figure.
    • of understanding it all in this way. Spiritual science itself will become
    • understanding that the word dóxa, given in the Greek
    • Only by understanding
    • That is inevitable; for anyone who would attain to an understanding
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    • understand that such a change could take effect only slowly and by
    • understand this, we must recall some of the facts explained in the
    • are related to men in a peculiar way. But to understand this we must
    • And now let us understand, from this point of view, those whose former
    • also now understand how the writer of the Gospel according to St. Luke
    • things! We then understand that the chief events in the life of Christ
    • contemporary lack of understanding in respect of occult facts.
    • Paul, while he was still Saul, could not understand that he who was to
    • standpoint when he says: ‘Everything in Christianity centres upon the
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    • in the case of Lazarus, but you should clearly understand that this
    • Our epoch cannot understand that in the thirtieth year of his life a
    • We must thoroughly understand
    • in this Gospel which we may understand through knowing that the Christ
    • If we now wish to understand
    • to the human being; but in order to understand this a few words must
    • or to understand the Christ nature at all. He knew initiation in the
    • And now we can understand,
    • as he understands Him according to the type of his initiation. I indicated
    • Allowance was made for the lack of understanding, in our time, of occult
    • We now understand that
    • Solovyev really takes entirely the Pauline standpoint in emphasizing
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    • understanding of the Christ-impulse on the basis of a clairvoyant
    • satisfactory conclusion concerning it, and is powerless to understand
    • this document from the literary standpoint.
    • When we understand it aright and know the true meaning underlying the
    • ask the question: What are we to understand under these signs or
    • To one who really understands the evolution of humanity, it will be
    • to those who had just reached the point at which they could understand
    • forces, of which people have no longer any understanding, and she
    • We must suppose that the water-pots standing there were not filled
    • Modern man has lost the proper understanding for such things. For the
    • understand this sign we must revert to the customary form of speech
    • Considered alone from the standpoint of its artistic composition, the
    • understands the point can be sensible of the great and mighty meaning
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    • whom Christ turned, people who had arrived at the point of understanding
    • this miracle? And what is the belief in it held by him who stands before
    • We must understand that
    • of God should be made manifest in him”. If we would understand
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    • significant events are easier to understand, and that the greatest of
    • increasing understanding of the subject.
    • Now you will understand that at that moment something more was engaged
    • this is true of a physical life-process, you will readily understand
    • are affected, and then cause someone to stand near him, the latter
    • understand such things.
    • learned materialist is unable to understand that the laws have changed
    • essential that we should understand this.
    • event, and we understand that these actions must necessarily have been
    • the Gospel of St. John, is one which stands in relation to what might
    • observable, you will understand that something else must have preceded
    • understand it in the sense of the mighty cosmic event which was then
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    • minor events of Earth evolution are naturally easier to understand than
    • you will understand, too, that in the old initiations great changes
    • This stands for the idea that at the beginning of Earth evolution
    • You will now understand
    • life process, you will not find it difficult to understand that in an
    • with awe and reverence, for the preparation needed to understand such
    • scientist can naturally not understand the idea that the laws governing
    • had happened before? It is essential that we understand this.
    • of Jesus of Nazareth there dwells one who stands above the fifth degree
    • John Gospel carefully; for someone might take the standpoint of readily
    • you will understand that again something had to precede it, something
    • from a deep understanding of the Rosicrucian initiation, has a profoundly
    • understand it, you will realize that not a sentence could be omitted.
    • you will also understand that an accurate description of such an event
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    • not taken place. To understand the Mystery of Golgotha, we must now
    • great initiate Jesus of Nazareth. But to understand what was actually
    • Christ. From this standpoint, the question must now be raised: What
    • understand each other; then mankind will to an increasing extent fall
    • understands its fellows, then soul will rage against soul.
    • would be quite different, for I would then begin to understand him. We
    • clear understanding of the relation of the physical body and Ego to
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    • event not intervened. — If we are to understand the Mystery of
    • by the lofty initiate Jesus of Nazareth. But in order to understand
    • In this drawing, then, the horizontal lines stand for the astral and
    • take their stand upon their own ego.
    • souls understand each other less and less, then men of the outer world
    • soul with terror: souls no longer understand each other, hence they
    • this, one must understand that in the outer sense world men can eliminate
    • to understand him. Diverting external strife into another channel —
    • had to demand of men? They had to insist on a clear understanding of
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    • being?’ man is, from his present standpoint, to a certain extent
    • would acquire some understanding of this truth (it would have to be
    • each other, and ever less capable of mutual understanding. Since each
    • not come to him from universal wisdom, no individual will understand
    • understanding for the Christ-impulse in its effect upon human thought.
    • of the present day have not advanced beyond the standard of Celsus. It
    • from the mechanical standpoint, as a mechanism, from which all spirit
    • Why was this? So that all who are around Him might understand what had
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    • certain justification we answer, from our present-day standpoint, The
    • standpoint it is quite correct to say that if you cut off a piece of
    • understand this — it would have to be arrived at theoretically,
    • each other, and they would understand each other less and less. Since
    • of a unified wisdom — none can understand the other's thoughts;
    • beyond the standard of Celsus. Certainly there are fields in which the
    • was cast out of the physical body of Christ. There stands the great
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    • evolution of the whole universe. A full understanding of the real
    • for a moment to understand what it means, to recognize as illusion and
    • contemplated by man only from the standpoint of the outer physical
    • worlds arise. But one thing we must understand, that while we behold
    • the dying Christ, we stand in the presence of the birth of a new Sun.
    • for the gradual understanding of the highest truth in the right way.
    • understand the words: ‘I came forth from death’ — that is, from
    • understand and practise these truths, he will acquire new wisdom and
    • the foremost in good will and understanding. In fact, ancillary books
    • for the understanding of the Christ-event. To be sure, in proportion
    • especially adapted for a certain understanding peculiar to those
    • be less understood; human understanding tended to grasp the whole
    • St. Matthew what is suited to their understanding and adapted to the
    • indeed be left out of account by those who are unable to understand
    • given by those who, to an increasing extent, take their stand upon
    • a support by the aid of which they can grow to an understanding of
    • lead men upwards to the understanding of the Gospel of Gospels —
    • help men to understand the Mystery by which death in its untrue form
    • understand how, by the Deed of Golgotha, it has not only been
    • Thus Paul, on his way to Damascus, learned to understand the Event
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    • will fully understand the Mystery of Golgotha in its true essentiality
    • understand what it means to recognize as maya, as delusion,
    • other than from the standpoint of the outer physical world. Death is
    • we perceive, one stands out as essentially fundamental: death. Therefore
    • while we behold the dying Christ we stand in the presence of the genesis
    • we shall understand why mankind on earth must have felt and conceived
    • disciples, whose understanding had ripened, that the world as it surrounds
    • learns to understand and practice these truths it will attain to a new
    • and understanding — such as is the John Gospel, meant as a legacy
    • could learn, in the measure of their understanding, the essence of what
    • for a certain type of understanding then prevalent (we shall come back
    • be those who can best learn what they are able to understand, as it
    • to understand the super-sensible events that took place at the Baptism
    • in the Jordan, as we have described them. That is an understanding which
    • by those who fail to understand the super-sensible birth in the sense
    • meant. But those who nowadays base their standpoint upon Matthew —
    • men upward to an understanding of the Gospel of Gospels, the Gospel
    • of the others, and we shall understand these aright only by studying
    • of St. John will lead to a comprehensive understanding of what took
    • place on Golgotha; to an understanding of the Mystery by means of which
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    • for you will understand these thoughts aright only if you reflect upon
    • the Christ-Spirit in things means viewing them from the standpoint of
    • the standpoint of life.
    • in dissolution if we do not understand the Christ. Wherever we see
    • ‘But Mary was standing without at the tomb, weeping; so, as she wept,
    • Jesus standing, and knew not that it was Jesus.
    • seeking had been laid, when he himself was standing before you? But we
    • Christ as One risen from the dead. Now we understand what Paul means.
    • me from the Holiest, even though I stand alone. I pledge myself to
    • is neither an initiate nor a clairvoyant, can understand the first six
    • will believe in karma and will understand that if a man commits an
    • understand Karma. We need not teach it as a dogma; we have taught it
    • from which He had descended. It is this way that we understand the
    • understand how the separate events group themselves within the central
    • which he had issued. Let us endeavour to understand clearly how man
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    • in them means understanding them from the vantage point of life.
    • it up as we may into minute particles, unless we understand the Christ,
    • whatever that pertains to the earth: when do you understand it aright?
    • able to say to those who would learn to understand Him? As He broke
    • back, and saw Jesus standing, and knew not that it was Jesus.
    • power to see Christ as one arisen from the dead. Now we understand what
    • rung of the ladder should look upon those who in a spiritual sense stand
    • I who stand on a higher rung say: To thee, a humbler one, I owe my existence.
    • it, though I stand alone. I profess it, and shall defend it. —
    • our understanding of this, we are united with the earth, and we experience
    • in as far as people could understand it — karma, the extension
    • They will understand that when a man does evil he need not be punished
    • to understand karma. Karma need not be taught as a dogma, for it is
    • which He had descended. That is the sense in which we must understand
    • we can also understand the relation of the single incidents to the basic
    • to understand how man himself descended from divine-spiritual heights
    • into our heart, should become a deeply felt understanding of it all,
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    • reality of the Christ principle, we understand that this Christ
    • our disposal to its understanding, in such a way that we make it the
    • however, we understand the Christ principle in this way, and know it
    • stand on this firm support, we base upon it, not a blind belief, but
    • notwithstanding this, be able to judge of the rightness, of the
    • belief to our right understanding; but the star of the light-bearer,
    • we must take a firm stand; we must be capable of acquiring knowledge
    • is light, even when to human eyes and understanding all is dark. It
    • those who wish to come to a true understanding of the Christ
    • people who look at the future with full understanding know that
    • understand the light-bearer, the other spirit Lucifer, then will our
    • Then we understand the cross of the Christ in the star of Lucifer. It
    • understanding the star of Lucifer, as it shone throughout human
    • character as the Holy Grail, that we must understand the Cross in the
    • star; we must know that we have to understand the luminous wisdom
    • Light-bearer as the being through which alone we learn to understand
    • in great matters. We shall say: we stand firmly rooted in our truths
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    • physical eyes and understand it with our intellect. There have been
    • whoever is willing to exercise it can understand everything that is
    • to an understanding of good and evil, of what is fruitful and what is
    • standard by which to judge these beings themselves. According to the
    • chapters; for the present it will suffice to understand that such
    • leaving our body we are clairvoyant; that is to say we stand before
    • can understand even when we cannot see. But by making increasing
    • understand and to grasp what is related about the higher worlds. And
    • its reality, to the spiritual being which stands behind it, as do the
    • entities which stand in the relation of creators towards the spirits
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    • inner point of View. Mankind can understand nothing of what has come
    • inner Maya of soul life. Behind the first stand those spiritual
    • life stand the other beings who belong to a more powerful kingdom.
    • remained mere form. To understand ancient times aright is to realise
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    • not attempt to understand these spiritual kingdoms by inventing
    • indicated. That is a thing apart, standing alone in the evolution of
    • pre-Christian times. Now it is understandable that such things should
    • be said in the outer world, but it is not understandable that
    • who had no understanding of history in its real sense, and whose
    • is Indra. But we can understand that as Indra manifests himself in
    • of the spiritual world, and it is necessary to understand these
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    • veil itself is pure or corrupt, it is easy to understand that in
    • spiritual forces and facts do not come into play; and we understand
    • which have been described from many different aspects. To understand
    • else on the earth there are other gods, he does not understand them
    • therefore, for understanding the external world are present in men
    • reaching an increasingly lofty standard of perfection, living through
    • peoples not only to develop an understanding of what lay behind the
    • the West from the East, where preparation for the understanding of
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    • perceived a being standing in near and intimate relationship to the
    • understand that the Christ was a cosmic god before His descent upon
    • first to be able to do this. They strove to understand and see the
    • the other faculties through which we understand the world are
    • dimly felt and experienced but stands before him in concrete
    • to describe and understand Him in the way that other phenomena and
    • describing and understanding the Christ. [It is easy to see how,
    • understands by Lucifer what is here meant, must necessarily have
    • enthusiasm which flow out from them. Today we stand at a stage of
    • exterminators of real Christianity. Those who today understand the
    • will intensify our understanding and comprehension of the world; the
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    • in outer life. As a result there is misunderstanding of much that is being
    • thinking will be fundamentally unable to understand this; only
    • matter of development. And if we wish to understand the old Indian
    • cognition.’ Understanding of Christ therefore had gradually to
    • soul in order that men should be able to understand their future
    • whole nature of man again to understand the light of Lucifer's realm,
    • never understand the world evolution; only those who notice the
    • understand evolution. During the old Indian civilisation, when man
    • thorough knowledge of spiritual science to understand how much the
    • and we can never understand the Vedas, if we do not understand how
    • our understanding, viz. earth, water, air, fire and the other ethers.
    • evolution of the world and of humanity do we understand the results
    • by us when we understand their spiritual basis. That which the
    • will be found that what has been said stands every test, if
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    • more from a super-terrestrial standpoint, and characterise the
    • beings, standing at that time much higher than men on the moon, they
    • there are sub-species of which we can well understand that they might
    • become the seducers of man. And we can also well understand that just
    • have a central one standing alone, the Graeco-Latin epoch of
    • deeper understanding for the course of human evolution, and who have
    • so that men may understand something in these days of those
    • understanding; I make use of the organ of the etheric body.’
    • wisdom beheld by the ancient Rishis. We must understand that the
    • particular standpoint, for instance, we may say: ‘We find an
    • must understand these things clearly if we really wish to comprehend
    • being. That is the fact we must understand. And we must gain this
    • understanding by contemplating the souls of the old Indian people.
    • stage, and of its reestablishment. We must learn to understand, for
    • spiritual element standing behind his soul life. On the other side,
    • the number seven. We learn to understand the evolution of the world
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    • such. It has to be elucidated, explained. An understanding of the
    • time. We understand the world which surrounds us primarily in terms
    • time and space in an abstract sense and endeavour to understand how
    • understand a being with a message for the inner life of man? How, for
    • instance, can we best understand those beings with their
    • fully here — we must understand that what only belongs in minor
    • not at the moment imagine that this is very difficult to understand,
    • instance, Hermes, we may — but only if we understand the matter
    • understand that behind all the men in whom the incarnation took place
    • understand if we expand to the sphere where in dazzling spiritual
    • not only teach; we learn of Christ in order to understand Him, in
    • then not have sufficient to enable us to understand the Christ. If
    • participant in Christ, but to understand Him, we must not only look
    • ourselves to the sacred task of understanding the Christ in His
    • understanding permitted them to take in comparatively little of the
    • Christians could understand but little about the Christ Being.
    • incarnations. This was due to the condition of human understanding.
    • prepared for an excursion beyond this part of his understanding.
    • possibility of an ever increasing understanding of Christ. Christ had
    • to come into the world just at a time when the means of understanding
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    • upon it from the most diverse standpoints. Furthermore, as the
    • have to be admitted that the features standing out most clearly are
    • presented from the standpoint of Inspiration and Intuition, while
    • understand the words in the strictly literal sense. In texts based
    • anthroposophical standpoint — that, for spiritual science, the
    • actual sense. One who stands strictly on the ground of spiritual
    • because it stands in the Gospels. The spiritual scientist does not
    • us say, of the Emperor Augustus and all his deeds standing before you
    • in a cloud-like picture. The picture stands there before the
    • streams: the physical body as it stands before you is not a
    • world. Whoever wishes to understand a human being from the
    • standpoint of clairvoyant research or Initiation-knowledge. I was
    • obliged to say the foregoing because it will help you to understand
    • The Being who stands
    • John or as Christ after the Baptism — that Being stands before
    • humanity. Only then can we rightly understand Him. It is here a
    • who carry out this research cannot understand that a higher Initiate
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    • understanding of the cosmic mysteries of Christianity. This was the
    • understand the task and mission of this Buddha in the sense of true
    • era because we shall neither understand the path of Christianity nor
  • Title: Gospel of Luke: Lecture Three
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    • understand Buddhism as presented to the world in the teachings of the
    • to bring about healing. Buddhism helps us to understand everything
    • to say about Christ Jesus from the standpoint of a physician will
    • Buddhism, to understand which mature intelligence is required, appear
    • understand this rejuvenation by paying close attention to the great
    • had to teach that through deep and penetrating understanding of the
    • best understand what Buddha meant by this, if we remember how many
    • To understand this we
    • understand why the boy no longer spoke as he had formerly been wont
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    • understand this we must recall certain facts already known to
    • understand their contents in the right way. The reference in the
    • standpoint. The Akashic Chronicle reveals that the Earth is of
    • powers, as you will understand from the foregoing. It was not
    • it was difficult to understand for it came from great spiritual
    • however, include everything that helps us to understand the wonderful
    • understanding of what gradually led up to that Event, we must still
  • Title: Gospel of Luke: Lecture Five
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    • the task of understanding the Event of Palestine with increasing clarity.
    • understand the Bible all the better if you learn from investigations
    • to understand the Jesus of the Gospel of St. Matthew in the light of
    • showed that behind the human sense-organs stand the Creators of man;
    • in the Near East. Whoever really understands these Books of Wisdom
    • be made if it is desired to acquire some understanding of the truths
    • connected with understanding and knowledge of the external world developed
    • of exceptional maturity, having profound understanding of the
    • shall endeavour to understand.
    • understand his words, for now the Zarathustra-Ego was speaking out of
  • Title: Gospel of Luke: Lecture Six
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    • It will be easier for us to understand details in the Gospel of
    • individualities concerned stand before our mind's eye as living
    • other facts essential to any real understanding of the Gospel of St.
    • Having grasped this we shall be able to understand what is said at
    • It is also essential to understand the nature of the one known as
    • John the Baptist. We can understand him only when we perceive the
    • with the aim of understanding it through spiritual insight.
    • above. The man who lived as ‘Elijah’ was an outstanding example
    • a man understands the world of suffering, he can feel compassion, can
    • turning-points of time, we learn to understand the unity of
    • St. Luke speaks so impressively. Only by endeavouring to understand
    • learn to understand their true meaning. But for this purpose we must
    • Individuality in the Nathan Jesus was to stand before the world not
    • to everything that is near him, and stand alone; he had to speak from
  • Title: Gospel of Luke: Lecture Seven
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    • standstill at the point reached at that time, although exceptional
    • moment the Zarathustra-Ego left him he came to a standstill and could
    • well imagine, the great helper of those who have endeavoured to understand
    • of those who strive to understand Christianity in its living growth
    • stands behind the great spiritual figures of Christianity, ever
    • earlier manuscripts and this is how they ought still to stand in the
    • Some day, when humanity understands what deep wisdom has been
    • individual as feelings we should never understand one another. Thus
    • prototype of all those who by degrees will understand His nature. Our
    • to understanding the nature of Vishva Karman, of Ahura Mazdao,
  • Title: Gospel of Luke: Lecture Eight
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    • to gain some understanding of the opening chapters of the Gospel of
    • To understand what
    • difficult at the present time for people to understand and freely
    • of later times. But if we are to understand the Gospel of St. Luke,
    • ‘I can now understand a great deal that hitherto seemed
    • outstanding impression — that everything is indescribably
    • If we feel this beauty and splendour, any purely theoretical understanding
    • Such a soul may be able to understand that these are very plausible
    • understanding the words of spiritual truth, everything else in the
    • stage of understanding what lies behind the words of this teaching.
    • understand from within themselves the principles of the Eightfold
    • great epoch; the capacity to understand what has been achieved then
    • when a man rightly understands Christ he learns to exercise his
    • in order to be able to understand the Christ, and through this
    • understanding to re-acquire what they had lost. Through the last
    • be removed. He does not immediately say to the paralysed man: “Stand
    • understand the conditions relating to the physical body, man must
    • these must be explored in order to understand the Karma that weaves
    • founded that this understanding will have an effect upon all the
  • Title: Gospel of Luke: Lecture Nine
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    • are kept in mind. In order to understand the radical change that came
    • fail to understand Nature. When such a man turns his attention to
    • quite comprehensible to those who understand the character of the
    • what I am saying is quite understandable and is not meant as censure.
    • individuals can understand what is being said here.’ This statement
    • science and through it learn to understand the Bible in a new way,
    • same extent as it emerged, all earlier outstanding faculties of the
    • but the signs of the times you do not understand! If you were able to
    • understand and assess what is going on around you, you would know
    • understand the signs of the times, nor does he know what a transition
    • people there were some understanding of the words spoken by Christ
    • not understand such work, nor can I beg, for I should be ashamed.’
    • generation’ stands in all the different translations of the Bible.
    • light, wiser according to their own understanding — that is what
    • understanding — which is also such a very important factor in
    • taken exactly as it stands, for otherwise it might be objected that
    • essential in occultism. When this enables us really to understand
    • Stand up and walk!’ or ‘Thy sins are forgiven
    • Christianity and has never noticed that the sentence as it stands
    • understand how humanity advances into the future. The Bodhisattva who
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    • of Karma enables us to understand is not also implicit in the words
    • different stages of maturity simply would not understand it; the
    • achieve this understanding only means that no effort has been made to
    • understanding of the actual content of the Gospel records. It was
    • to an understanding of Karma and Reincarnation rather than any
    • those who were around Him speak in this way? In order to understand
    • in a form that they could understand. He had also to make provision
    • laboratory, in a clinic, or perhaps in his own study, there stand
    • not understand and for which he is merely the instrument. It is
    • Baptist" — that is to say, among those who, as they stand before
    • men to learn to understand such a teaching, and that they will demand
    • preparation, He could expect some measure of understanding: ‘Of a
    • understand what this meant. Christ wanted to convey to them that
    • follows: "But I tell you of a truth, there be some standing here,
    • (But I tell you of a truth, there be some standLuke IX, 27.)
    • The disciples did not understand that it was they
    • understand that the Ego, the ‘Son of Man’, was to be given
    • effect: As he stands before us, man is a product of the old forces
    • stands before us, man is primarily a product of heredity, a
    • being standing before us that he has the rudiments of very good
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  • Title: Wisdom of Man: I. The Position of Anthroposophy in Relation to Theosophy and Anthropology.
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    • theosophy stands for.
    • stands in the middle, the former on the summit: it is the point of
    • Take your stand between God and Nature and let the human being in
    • understanding man. This science is based on moving about among
    • keep pace, whose standpoint is anthropology, consider theosophy an
    • air-castle, lacking foundation. They are not able to understand how
    • contemplation alone yields this understanding. Philosophy can be
    • middle standpoint, not the subhuman, as does anthropology. A
    • understanding of anthroposophy's aims, let us first ponder the
    • perfection. If today we wish to understand a member or an organ of
    • Sun evolution, others Moon-organs, and so on. If we would understand
    • being himself and understand these elements, we also understand the
    • understand the human being and the senses who knows nothing of this
    • yet present in him. It is what men perceive when they understand each
    • learns to speak, or at least to understand what is spoken, before he
    • and understanding. The first three senses inform us concerning the
    • through those of comprehension we learn to understand things, we
    • inkling of the inner nature of the senses. We must understand that
    • science, from its standpoint, cannot do other than take a different
  • Title: Wisdom of Man: II. Supersensible Processes in the Activities of the Human Senses.
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    • not the case we cannot stand upright; we even fall over. If we would
    • understand the entire structure of the human organism
    • some alert boy asks his teacher how we can stand the high atmospheric
    • in order to understand the microcosm anthroposophically.
  • Title: Wisdom of Man: III. Higher Senses, Inner Force Currents and Creative Laws in the Human Organism.
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    • serve, but the reader should understand that its application is not
    • order to understand how this sense comes about we must glance back
    • or “i”? To grasp this we must understand the apparatus of
    • when we hear a word we understand its meaning by means of the word
    • We have arrived at an understanding of the human being
    • shapes the human being as he stands before us on earth. How does this
    • understand what exists in man as form. That is the way in which the
    • theoretical cognition, which in turn will clarify the standpoint of
    • We have said that the standpoint of anthropology lies
    • below, among the details of the sense life, that theosophy stands
    • sense world by means of his senses, and with his mind understand the
    • communications. We have described the standpoints of anthropology and
    • Coming to the third possibility, the standpoint lying
    • stands up, and you see that the spiritual scientist was right. That
    • Thus to observe the world without prejudice, that is the standpoint
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    • further stand us in good stead when, in the course of our
    • understand words or to perceive and understand the conceptions that
    • conditions on earth. Suppose we stand facing east. There flow in us
    • With all this in mind we understand why the attainment of speech
    • understand the organization of the earth, the distribution of oceans
    • soul overlap, and we can actually understand the nature of the
    • to right follows from an understanding of the underlying spiritual
  • Title: Wisdom of the Soul: I. The Elements of the Soul Life.
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    • You will readily understand that a detailed exposition
    • it will greatly help us to understand phenomena that concern us
    • If we are to understand each other aright with regard to
    • to reasoning not from the standpoint of logic, but of the activity
    • understanding of the soul life. Neither the soul life nor its
    • Our task is clearly to understand the role played by
    • not the way matters stand; sentience is not a separate element of the
  • Title: Wisdom of the Soul: II. Action and Interaction of the Human Soul Forces.
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    • Unless we do so we shall not be able to understand what must be said
    • In so far as we stand at a given point in space, we have
    • we can realize this as, for example, whether or not we understand a
    • understand what I say in my lectures, but if you brought others
    • educated, would understand nothing at all. Why? Because those in
    • constitute the obstacle to an understanding of the other, more
    • avail whatever to want to understand something unless we have within
    • us a store of conceptions that will make it possible to understand.
    • always occurs when we understand something particularly well. What
    • happens, though, when we fail to understand something? We oppose our
    • understanding a matter. If we listen unprepared to an exposition, for
    • fail to understand, something like a demon approaches us, as it were,
    • from the rear. When we listen understandingly and attentively this
    • soul, attacking from the rear. As long as we understand and can
    • when we fail to understand.
    • What is the nature of this inability to understand?
    • The malaise resulting from failure to understand
    • the patient must frequently cope with matters he does not understand,
    • understand that what must come from without meets something resisting
  • Title: Wisdom of the Soul: III. At the Portals of the Senses.
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    • We shall see, however, that we can best understand the
    • from the others. You will readily understand that feelings, either
  • Title: Wisdom of the Soul: IV. Consciousness and the Soul Life.
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    •  MORE intimate understanding of what was said
    • certain aspects, but we shall be able to understand each other.
    • understand the truth. We encounter an entirely different soul force
    • understand that these two currents overlap in your soul. This
    • have been stimulated to come to the surface. You can understand this
    • visualization, rendering it invisible? It is your ego that stands in
    • human ego begins to stand in front of its visualizations, placing
    • picture, you will really be able to understand only the phenomenon of
    • you will readily understand that quite different forces meet in our
    • these lectures you will understand why. He had already defined and
  • Title: Wisdom of the Spirit: I. Franz Brentano and Aristotles Doctrine of the Spirit.
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    • what has just been said, we will be able to understand that there
    • psychologist whose standpoint approaches that of theosophy. He wrote
    • Psychology from the Standpoint of Empiricism. The second
    • methodic standpoint, on investigating the soul quite in accordance
    • indeed be painfully felt from the anthroposophic standpoint. I
    • Brentano's standpoint is not Aristotle's, but in a certain respect he
    • to the main issues Brentano does take the same stand as Aristotle.
    • depart in any way from Aristotle's standpoint because, like the
    • the fact that, even from the standpoint of modern science, it is
  • Title: Wisdom of the Spirit: II. Truth and Error in the Light of the Spiritual World.
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    • anthroposophy one stands upon a firm foundation. So the aim is to
    • indeed, find there a standpoint concerned with pneumatosophy, or the
    • From the standpoint of anthroposophy we have stated
    • image. In the same way, you can take a materialistic standpoint and
    • Nor would we stand much chance of convincing those who
    • objection would always stand that truth might be but an image of the
    • is no reason for taking the standpoint of error; that would hardly
    • standpoint of Aristotle from that of Buddha's disciples. Aristotle
  • Title: Wisdom of the Spirit: III. Imagination--Imagination; Inspiration--Self-fulfillment; Intuition--Conscience.
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    • consciousness is concerned, and in order to understand this we cited
    • a man is standing by a lady and the lady says this or that. Well, the
    • standing dynamically side by side, so to speak, but to start
    • speak. We try to understand it, then we seek the essence underlying
    • we might be able to understand each other more readily in the
  • Title: Wisdom of the Spirit: IV. Laws of Nature, Evolution of Consciousness and Repeated Earth Lives.
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    • OU WILL understand that only a short and in a
    • some cases it will even be difficult to understand the context
    • established a certain standpoint in the case, and whether there might
    • That is readily understandable because the spiritual
    • To stand firmly in this imaginative world, to be able to
    • of all that it offers. You say to yourself, “Here I stand in
    • Why is this the case? We understand now that in the
    • incapable they are of understanding themselves in their inadequacy,
    • for self-understanding is inspiration: the understanding of
    • really understand the essence of nature's laws we know, indeed, that
    • evaluation of all world contexts, a proper understanding of the basis
    • standpoint the activity of spirit and of divine spirits, or of the
    • sections actually stand after ten years of work. We would be about as
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    • certain extent to understand them. For this reason I intend in this
    • We cannot really understand what a Bodhisattva is, without going
    • certain respects the Teachers of the rest. We can only understand the
    • understands Anthroposophy will take up the dogmatic attitude of
    • period will not be recapitulated; it stands in the middle —
    • grasping and understanding. If you had spoken to the Old Indian in
    • specially to that; and it was much easier to understand what the
    • understand the spoken word, men had to pass through the subsequent
    • our own; but just as the fourth epoch stands alone, apart from the
    • to Buddha-hood. We might quote a number of such Beings who stand out
    • stands alone in the middle. This Being had to come from quite a
    • permeate the human form with understanding.
    • before they are able to understand Him. With the existing faculties of
  • Title: Christ Impulse: Lecture 2: The Law of Karma with Respect to the Details of Life
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    • standpoint of karma.
    • which we do not yet understand, but which we revere for the very
    • to understand it. I always like to remind you of how fortunate it is
    • understanding has not yet grown up to, but to which we can look
    • understand it.
    • life from the standpoint of Anthroposophy.
    • question, from the standpoint of karma in so far as it extends from
    • then pass on to the spiritual understanding of the nature of illness.
    • spiritual standpoint if we do not realise that the physical finger is
    • consider both these possibilities from the karmic standpoint.
    • Now, suppose we die. How does the case stand then? — We must then
    • life, which is able to fortify and which is alone able to stand up
    • But those who have the right understanding of things will gradually
    • law of karma is a law of life, and we must understand it as such. The
  • Title: Christ Impulse: Lecture 3: The Entrance of the Christ-Being into the Evolution of Humanity
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    • these can at the most only stimulate the understanding. For in order
    • to understand the Gospels completely a never-ending spiritual work is
    • implanted in the human being. To understand such an event, the words
    • for otherwise it is impossible to understand the true laws of
    • greater good-health; and when we have gradually learnt to understand
    • this Silver Age, but he could still perceive them standing behind him.
    • developed. The Ten Commandments stand forth as a law of iron, as a
    • these connections, we are able to understand in a different way from
    • understanding for them. They would then miss the experience, and as
    • Science is here to open the understanding of men to these new
    • wanted if people wish to understand what will take place in the first
    • Science can give mankind that it will become capable of understanding
    • might tend to prevent men from understanding what should be
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    • understand that the Divine-Spiritual Being whom we have characterised
    • before we shall be able to understand the full mission of the old
    • Spiritual Science can give for the understanding of man. The
    • Now, we must clearly understand, that of all that develops on the
    • It is therefore necessary that those who first understand this
    • Christ-Impulse should stand firm on the basis thereof, quite permeated
    • that proceeds from the seed that has come from the Christ and stand
    • stand under the new order, who stand under Christ and who suffer
    • but rather those are true Christians who understand the meaning of the
    • is the essential point, and who further understand that this had to be
    • Christianity would stand for nothing but a dead stream of culture. But
    • our present time man must learn to rouse himself to the understanding
    • Spiritual Standpoint! — What does this mean?
    • will fail to understand that they lead into the Spiritual worlds; they
    • without the right understanding have choked them in the bud and that
    • Anthroposophy has the task of bringing about an understanding of the
    • through its teachings an understanding of the fact that man must rise
    • will ascend when he has acquired understanding of the spirit.
    • understanding of Spiritual doctrine and Spiritual life.
    • foretold. Such phenomena are well known to those who understand the
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    • understanding of the nature of man. This sign can teach every one of
    • are they for the understanding of the world? Now there is a certain
    • realised and felt in the right way. That is, the fact that man stands
    • understands these things it will no longer speak as foolishly as it
    • a certain point, remained at a standstill; it consolidated before the
    • are confronted with two forms, one that has remained at a standstill
    • Comet and the Moon. If we wish to understand the nature of a Comet,
    • little understanding of the deep occult background of cometary life.
    • the present sign of 1910, those who have understanding of Spiritual
    • soul which can lead man beyond materialism. If a man understands these
    • understand this decision; if he does not, that means that he has not
    • by those who have the vision. It will help us to understand this, when
    • through an understanding developed by Anthroposophy it shall not
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    • easy to understand that, in the first place, this subject can never be
    • approached from many standpoints and from many different sides, and
    • soul at the present time, and if we understand something of the nature
    • and being of the human conscience it gives us a sort of understanding
    • almost like the shadow of that Impulse. In order to understand this,
    • years and make it fruitful for our understanding of what the human
    • simple way possible, we should never arrive at an understanding of
    • like the content of the civilizations themselves. But when we stand
    • and without knowledge of this we can never understand why the
    • consciousness of the ego, to help men to a full understanding of it.
    • This must be borne in mind if we wish to understand the newer
    • — and in Europe we find the people best prepared to understand
    • cross the Adriatic and come to Rome we find the Roman citizen standing
    • Personality stands like a sign-post, to cast off the disposition
    • thereby understand the Bringer of that consciousness. That is the
    • understand that we are now faced with important questions regarding
  • Title: Christ Impulse: Lecture 7: The Further Development of Conscience
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    • Spiritual stream in which we now stand. To us it would seem more
    • way should we view the Theosophical movement if we understand it
    • Spiritual life and a new way of understanding the old Spiritual life
    • way!’ From a higher standpoint this sort of observation is
    • establish the dogma, a dreadful dogma from the standpoint of
    • world around him with understanding, become aware of one thing. He
    • purely from an external standpoint, the sort of observation practised
    • his Christ-concept cannot possibly stand. The Pauline Christ-concept,
    • to understand the development of mankind must find the answer to that
    • standpoint, lose their value after a definite lapse of time. The time
    • their value from a material standpoint. What then is necessary, seeing
    • possibility should be given of understanding the historic Jesus in a
    • cannot withstand criticism, so that nothing can be proved externally
    • standpoint of saying: ‘What do those people who think differently
    • in our movement is not to take our stand on any record or external
    • be carried further, we must attain to an understanding of the
    • Theosophy which does not provide the means of understanding
    • if it should become an instrument for the understanding of
    • understand them, have so to say performed Christ-deeds which show that
    • developing, eventually become? How does conscience stand, if we regard
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    • anyone to stand before the world and communicate the results of
    • understand it better if we constantly remind ourselves of what it is
    • everyone can understand it by means of unprejudiced reason, that is to
    • very smallest degree than it is to understand through the reasoning
    • quite understandable. This particular theosophist would never have
    • important to grasp this point. You will understand it rightly if the
    • that when one understands Spiritual Science, one cannot too quickly
    • non-thinker, the sense-image is there; this or that figure stands
    • They are his, if he has grasped them in an understanding way; he
    • if he has grasped these with his understanding. It is what has been
    • disinclination to acquire an understanding knowledge for ourselves. It
    • understand the theosophical view of the world in an intellectual way.
    • grasped the concept of evolution you can understand what is set forth
    • worlds. If he does this he can understand it. Everyone ought to keep
    • this in mind. Everyone ought to understand that the important thing
    • Thus it is important first of all to understand the nature of
    • plane. The visionary clairvoyant is standing in front of it; he sees
    • plane; only with thinking clairvoyance can you ever understand it. The
  • Title: The Ego: Lecture 1
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    • stand, to look a little into the future, and then ask ourselves: What
    • stage of mankind at which we stand at present?
    • epoch in which we ourselves stand, the fifth, which prepared itself in
    • perception and understanding more and more to the physical world. We
    • by the old Hebrew people. We understand better what then happened if
    • everywhere what stands in the Old Testament, to test it by all kinds
    • perceptible. Certain basic characteristics stand so connected in some
    • parts of different nations understand each other better, so also will
    • the old racial standpoint had in a certain connection a physical
    • to understand that our anthroposophical movement is a spiritual one,
    • so far on in our time, who stand close to the moment where they will
    • understand how the “I,” as the real Master-worker, labours
    • understand [verstehen] such a word. We not merely feel ourselves as a
    • world as Spirit. Thus we gradually work our way up to understand this
    • character of cosmic mysteries must stand entirely on the standpoint
    • individual qualities. As long as he stands on this standpoint, it is
    • standpoint of Western learning. We tried to be just towards Oriental
    • understanding for what is here essential. One should not decide,
    • standpoint the Christian is as indifferent to one as the Oriental. As
    • united with the innermost kernel of our being. Understanding between
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    • themselves in that sense as one understands it today. Any child
    • four sides. For this event is so great, that one cannot understand it,
    • must only understand how these four different points of view have come
    • understand it aright. That is one contribution. It flowed in, as the
    • If we will understand how Zarathustrianism flowed in, then we should
    • childish compared with what stands in the Bible, only one must read it
    • rightly to understand it. This is really the more correct, to the eyes
    • understand what special faculties were imparted to him, then we must
    • which the old Hebraic people had to perform. This we will understand
    • send my gaze, and then I will be able to ponder how one thing stands
    • time. In the Bible they stand. The Bible is far more learned than our
    • modern science, still standing at the childish stage guarding its
    • gospels describe the event that stands at the beginning of our era,
    • only describe from his standpoint this great event. Each of
    • understand how to read them.
  • Title: Reappearance/Christ: Lecture I: The Event of the Appearance of Christ in the Etheric World
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    • Those who find this of little import, however, do not understand at
    • We will endeavor today to gain an understanding of what
    • understand each other with reference to what follows, we shall call
    • not understand this first Indian civilization as having been of value
    • of understanding this, capable of establishing an active soul
    • humanity would not show the slightest understanding but would
    • by without the understanding of human beings. If, then, in the years
    • their period and to see with the full clarity of understanding and
    • appear once more to human beings, if they come to understand that
    • do so, however, they will no more be able to understand these events
  • Title: True Nature: Lecture I: The Event of Christ's Appearance in the Etheric World
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    • although misunderstandings may arise in those of you who have been
    • do not understand the significance of reincarnation, nor that
    • would show not the slightest understanding, and regard those who have
    • Spiritual Science to rise in the true sense to an understanding of
    • epoch in which they live and with clarity of understanding and
    • of the utmost importance to recognise and understand this event of
    • understand the event than would men incarnated on the earth,
  • Title: Reappearance/Christ: Lecture II: Spiritual Science as Preparation for a New Etheric Vision
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    • shall understand at first only slowly and gradually but that we can
    • we can distinguish these different ages so that we may understand our
    • we once understand that there are times of transition in the
    • stands upon the foundations of spiritual science will not be so free
    • understand in the right way. It was expressed in the prophecy of John
    • about which it will be necessary to speak, whether one understands it
    • something that will unfold with ever-increasing strength. We stand
    • must learn to understand in the right sense this return of Christ. We
    • shall then also be able to understand how great the dangers are that
  • Title: Lecture: Sermon on the Mount and the Return of Christ
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    • understanding of the inner work that must be performed within
    • shall understand the significance of the teaching that each
    • understand the Gospel of St. John until we realise that the
    • withstand. the influences of demonic beings. The more power
    • standing at a great turning-point. It was the last echoing of
    • group of three virtues stand higher: Righteousness, Mercy,
    • who understand it will be able to convince themselves of the
    • soul-development we shall begin to understand this most
    • important Event. If Theosophy did not develop understanding
    • has enabled men to understand this Event aright, has led them
    • to the Spiritual in such a way that they can understand the
    • can unfold the understanding, the vision of the true Return
  • Title: Reappearance/Christ: Lecture III: Buddhism and Pauline Christianity
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    • one another; it is rather necessary to understand in what regard each
    • toward the earth's center, and its upper part stands in relation to
  • Title: Reappearance/Christ: Lecture IV: Mysteries of the Universe: Comets and the Moon
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    • however, a person will soon be aware of his longing to understand
    • We are justified in feeling that understanding and comprehension in
    • our feelings and experiences if only we have a healthy understanding
    • If we stand on the ground of spiritual science, we
    • everywhere in the cosmos, but one must understand how to discover
    • You can readily understand that, in so far as his limbs
    • the apes who stand near to him, we must say that, although the ape
    • time. They do not comprehend that this is quite understandable simply
    • that it brings with it stands in a particular connection to this
    • tomorrow we may understand through greater relationships an important
  • Title: Reappearance/Christ: Lecture V: The Reappearance of Christ in the Etheric
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    • understand how this new impulse must work only if we consider the
    • We must understand quite clearly to what extent this was
    • hierarchies of spiritual beings. These stand, naturally, under
    • lives and weaves in the most outstanding spirits of the first
    • Solomon that he sought to understand the significance of the Christ
    • themselves capable of understanding it.
    • world, people simply will not understand these first capacities. It
    • science will not be trampled. Then one will understand that such
    • stand before their souls, from which they will know, “This has
    • understanding in the middle of our century, because Kali Yuga has run
    • in human beings. If understanding is not created, however, if this
    • this will depend upon whether an understanding is awakened for
    • We stand, therefore, directly before such an evolution.
    • conditions in this age, and we understand that to disseminate
    • from the letter of the Gospels and will no longer understand them. We
    • understanding of the spiritual proof of Christ Jesus. The spiritual
    • cannot acquire in any other world. The faculties for an understanding
    • understanding acceptance of the teachings of spiritual science one
    • understanding of the matter. They should then make it clear to
    • understand our newly awakening age thoroughly. We must learn to
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  • Title: True Nature: Lecture II: The Second Coming of Christ in the Etheric World
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    • Understanding of how this impulse must work is possible only when we
    • We must, however, clearly understand in what way this denoted an
    • the most outstanding minds of the first Christian millennium. And
    • will appear if men prove capable of understanding it. It must,
    • Then men will understand how to cultivate such faculties not only in the
    • understanding of karma will develop in certain individuals during the
    • understanding is developed, if this particular faculty is stamped
    • understanding is awakened for Spiritual Science, or whether Ahriman
    • of the Gospels because they will no longer understand them. Superficial
    • Christianity will not reject understanding of the spiritual
    • world — they are the faculties for understanding the Christ
    • must then grow on to a spiritual understanding of these things,
    • understand our newly dawning age thoroughly and fundamentally.
    • there will be people who misunderstand it and who will say: So Christ
    • which for those who have the will to understand, for those who
    • which men's understanding of the Christ Impulse will be enhanced and
    • able to understand much of what is indeed contained in the Gospels
  • Title: Lecture: The Sermon on the Mount
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    • difficult conditions. We will be better able to understand why this is
    • capacity to understand. His knowledge gradually became limited to the
    • dreamers and fools, but may instead have the support and understanding
    • death for lack of understanding. Spiritual science shall indeed
    • already passed through death. If he has gained an understanding for it
    • acquire an understanding for the Christ event here on earth, the
    • understanding of Christ's real coming, will reject such
    • understanding for the possibility of entering the spiritual world
  • Title: Reappearance/Christ: Lecture VI: The Sermon on the Mount
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    • to understand better why this is so if we consider our times
    • also to the understanding that was bound up with the instrument of
    • understand in the dark period of Kali Yuga.
    • The next member is the rational or feeling soul (Verstandes —
    • spirit self into himself. In this respect he stands at the beginning
    • may instead have the support and understanding of a small group of
    • lack of human understanding. Spiritual science shall indeed prepare
    • gained an understanding for the Christ event here on earth, he can
    • fails to acquire an understanding for the Christ even here on earth,
    • with a true understanding of Christ's actual appearance, will reject
    • through Christianity, an understanding for the possibility of
  • Title: Reappearance/Christ: Lecture VII: The Return of Christ
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    • detail. We can understand the life of a single individual only when
    • united with an astral body. When we attempt to understand the essence
    • humanity could be so perceived that one could reach an understanding
    • understanding of such faculties. Communicating the fundamental wisdom
    • are preparing ourselves to understand the significant era ahead of
    • us. To be anthroposophists, it is not enough to understand
    • worlds. Those who understand anthroposophy in the right way will say
    • between death and a new birth, this understanding will open his
    • not been able on earth to understand the significance of Christ's
    • acquire this understanding on the physical plane.
    • This will be observed by those who understand the signs of the times.
    • consciousness will understand the significance of this Fifth Gospel
    • of humanity, so that it will become possible to understand the Christ
  • Title: Reappearance/Christ: Lecture VIII: The Etheric Vision of the Future
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    • of transition. To understand the deep foundations of our time, it is
    • perceive everything around themselves with an understanding bound to
    • controlled by an understanding bound to the brain, should not pass by
    • understanding for that freer and lighter age just beginning.
    • fact standing right before our eyes and yet connected with a great
    • stands to reason that there are, for example, more women than men in
    • Perhaps the men who stand in such dread of appearing as women in a
    • understanding these forces, we will develop the faculties that we
    • senselessly, without understanding. Human life is really nonsensical
  • Title: Ascension/Pentecost II: WHITSUN: the Festival of the free Individuality
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    • But other thoughts also are roused through the understanding of the
    • the will to understand it. The disciples of Christ are gathered
    • together, those who were the first to understand Him. Deep in their
    • understand the Christ, feel as if they were not speaking to people
    • all languages, and which can be brought to the understanding of the
    • Gospel in words that will be understandable, not only to those
    • Baptism in the Jordan. Thus we now understand what the power of the
    • Baptism by John there stands before us the picture of the Spirit as
    • yourselves to understand the Christ Impulse, receive its power,
    • itself out over the first understanders of Christianity in the first
    • day understands very little of the world. Let us consider from this
    • The Whitsun festival in particular, when we understand it in this way,
    • in our souls through following those who, as the first to understand
    • descend upon them. When we understand the Whitsun festival as a
    • receiving the Holy Spirit. But then we must learn to understand this
    • understand first of all what the mighty tongues, the mighty Whitsun
    • understand. And the power of the Christ in you has become a power of
    • Thus we understand the power of the Whitsun impulse as that which
    • its original form: “We are those who understand the Christ in
    • truth, for we understand the real meaning of the Whitsun
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  • Title: Macrocosm/Microcosm: Lecture 1: The World Behind the Tapestry of Sense-perceptions. Ecstasy and Mystical Experience.
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    • within the limits to which understanding of the higher worlds is
    • world of illusion, of deception ... or, if you like, let it stand at
    • of water. So we can understand that when man surrenders himself to the
  • Title: Macrocosm/Microcosm: Lecture 2: Sleeping and Waking Life in Relation to the Planets
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    • stand for the three forces which during sleep work upon these three
    • who cannot withstand its influence. For the time being we will think
    • life not merely to stand gazing at the tapestry of the sense-world but
    • presently understand the reason for these designations.
    • figures stand for, and what the rotation of the two hands — one
    • the hands to what is happening in the world. When the hour-hand stands
    • stands to Jupiter, and so on. There are actual reasons for saying that
    • the Earth stands at one point and at another time somewhere else. The
    • to understand how man is born as a Little World, a Microcosm, out of
  • Title: Macrocosm/Microcosm: Lecture 3: The Inner Path Followed by the Mystic. Experience of the Cycle of the Year.
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    • To obviate any possible misunderstanding, I want to emphasise that the
    • capable of understanding what the wisdom of the universe has built
    • the spiritual world. This spiritual Being who every morning stands
    • second Guardian, the greater guardian of the Threshold, who stands
    • within the frontiers marked by two portals. At the one stands the
  • Title: Macrocosm/Microcosm: Lecture 4: Faculties of the Human Soul and Their Development
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    • inner being. To understand this it is necessary to have clearly in
    • thinking we shall acquire wise understanding of the phenomena of the
    • And another feeling follows. — If we today stand at the
    • his ordinary consciousness was hitherto hidden from him, stands before
    • shadow in a radiant picture. What we have failed to become stands
    • means can at this crucial moment enable us to stand firm. It is that
    • is now before us as an external reality, standing out as it were from
    • What we have made of ourselves stands out from this background. Just
    • self-knowledge, for there stands before us an image of what we have
    • are not. A man who does not rightly understand the mirror-image lends
  • Title: Macrocosm/Microcosm: Lecture 5: The Egyptian Mysteries of Osiris and Isis
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    • was this? We shall understand it best by considering the moment of
    • When the teacher has brought the pupil to the point of standing
    • conventional standards. It behoves everyone to protect himself from
  • Title: Macrocosm/Microcosm: Lecture 6: Experiences of Initiation in the Northern Mysteries
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    • To understand such a process we must be able to form an idea of the
    • available. But we shall understand the import of the modern method of
    • revealed to him that he can understand the order and harmony he
    • pp. 102-221 in the 1962-3 edition.] and we can now understand the
    • — In describing man as he stands before us we may say that his
    • been formed out of different spiritual worlds. To understand this we
  • Title: Macrocosm/Microcosm: Lecture 7: The Four Spheres of the Higher Worlds
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    • in the physical world. In the physical world we stand outside a
    • understand conditions in that world. Our choleric temperament, for
    • has a different one. I will adopt the standpoint that his opinion is
    • enabling him to understand these islands in the soul and to cope with
    • thrown into utter confusion; but if a person is helped to understand
    • understanding we can introduce into our conscious life, the better it
    • one standing beside you as an ideal at which you can look without
    • experience when he enters the Elementary World. We shall understand
    • “double” stands before him but that the sight does not have
    • becomes thinner and thinner and finally there stands before us —
    • understand that all of us are beings capable of development and so are
    • To avoid misunderstanding I must here mention that in manuals on
  • Title: Macrocosm/Microcosm: Lecture 8: Mirror-images of the Macrocosm in Man. Rosicrucian Symbols.
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    • the Macrocosm into the Microcosm. It is quite understandable that in
    • In order that we may understand one another fully, I will speak about
    • our way to the stage of Imaginative Knowledge, we already stand in the
    • to higher and higher stages and finally achieve a real understanding
  • Title: Macrocosm/Microcosm: Lecture 9: Organs of Spiritual Perception. Contemplation of the Ego from Twelve Vantage-points. The Thinking of the Heart.
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    • life, he will notice that something stands before his soul which
    • are events which bring the intellect almost literally to a standstill.
    • terror — is something that can bring the mind to a standstill.
    • true understanding of life. In by far the great majority of people an
    • is understandable. If, however, it goes so far as to make people say
    • experiences connected with the higher worlds. Anyone who understands
    • own standpoint. For example, one person may say: I have been in such
    • effect of the air. The second, a sickly man, could not stand the
    • another lecture something apparently different. Applying the standard
    • twelve different standpoints have we a complete picture. This view of
    • necessity of not being satisfied with one standpoint only. [* See
    • matter from one standpoint only.
    • By adopting different standpoints we can educate ourselves to view
    • prepare ourselves to view the Ego from twelve standpoints. But there
    • is little understanding today for such a degree of objectivity. Anyone
    • understanding but people who read what I said and then my next book,
    • understand that I was not a disciple of Nietzsche, for I had portrayed
    • stands at a particular spot and gazes, let us say, at a rose-bush, but
    • only if he photographs it now from one standpoint, now from another,
    • consciousness a person stands at a certain place and knows that in
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    • communicated, and this from a standpoint rather different from that of
    • made to describe the higher worlds, it is quite understandable that
    • this can be done from different standpoints. We have heard of the
    • number of different standpoints from which it is possible to
    • investigator experiences the past as if, standing here, he were
    • when viewed from the right standpoint. What would become of man in
    • hear people who do not understand what is happening, complaining:
    • deteriorated.’ Those who really understand will not complain but
    • increase our understanding of human evolution. Man was not always as
    • approach what stands as an ideal before his soul at the present time,
    • shall find this easy to understand if we apply to it all that has been
    • transformations, the brain of one only. We cannot understand the heart
    • side of a fifteen-year-old and says: These two are standing side by
    • sheer stupidity, for in order to understand them individually the
    • period of their development must be taken into account. To understand
    • older or younger formations, we shall not understand much about the
    • understanding what is shown to us by ordinary science, if true
    • clairvoyant investigator, we can understand that it will also express
  • Title: Macrocosm/Microcosm: Lecture 11: Man and Planetary Evolution
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    • But in order fully to understand the great problems which have to be
    • ideas accessible today if we want to have a clear understanding of the
    • intuitively understand. Thus the spiritual investigator appeals more
    • understand their own nature, can agree with him spontaneously, even if
    • possibility of understanding what has been presented here. Account has
    • been taken of the fact that understanding cannot be immediate but only
    • Thus man stands among the beings of the plant-world, similar to them
    • plunges down into these bodies. Just as the form in which man stands
    • We shall be able to understand these different conditions if we
    • absurd to ask: how does it come about? For no-one can understand how a
    • Saturn? How can we understand it? Only by realising that the warmth of
    • Therefore we can understand the origin of our Earth by going back to
    • With this in mind we can understand why it is said in my book,
    • Indications have now been given as to how it is possible to understand
    • not come to a standstill at that point. They will endeavour to emulate
    • yet circumstances are such that we have no understanding of one
    • knowledge that may give us understanding of the world, of its
  • Title: Manifestations of Karma: Lecture 1: The Nature and Significance of Karma in the Personal and Individual, and in Humanity, the Earth and the Universe
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    • it to a higher standard.
    • the Law of Cause and Effect. Let us be clear about what we understand
    • experience which has come to us stands in a certain relationship to a
    • understand the elasticity which makes them rebound. Observation of
    • at an understanding of karmic connections. But if we go a little
    • make good what has been done wrong, in order to regain the standard of
    • perfection a man should have — a standard which has been lowered
    • life from a higher standpoint. Then we can see that fateful events
    • In spite of this, we shall not understand human life if we only follow
    • understand human life if we take into consideration only what has
    • we need in order to understand life; for life can only be understood
  • Title: Manifestations of Karma: Lecture 2: Karma and the Animal Kingdom
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    • understand.
    • understanding of such sympathy with the animal kingdom. It is
    • great understanding, that the idea often advanced by western
    • Of course, we must clearly understand that the idea of animals as mere
    • characteristic that one should have been able to misunderstand
    • this misunderstanding, in spite of all that has crept into their views
    • idea of karma which helps to understand human fate and human karma;
    • from the standpoint of Spiritual Science, it would carry us too far if
    • somewhat strongly expressed, but you will understand what I mean. Now,
    • a comprehensive view of the world, we understand the origin of the
    • The study of the Earth development will help us to understand the
    • details of this process still more clearly. We must quite understand
    • especially the animal kingdom. If we wish to understand the influence
    • If we bear this in mind we shall understand that during the time we
    • off our worst to the animals, and they stand around us as tokens of how
  • Title: Manifestations of Karma: Lecture 3: Karma in Relation to Disease and Health
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    • may be exposed to a certain misunderstanding. We shall have to deal
    • with various questions about disease and health from the standpoint of
    • Let us take the standpoint of one who thinks that we are gloriously
    • the other; rather the holder of each view should learn to understand
    • will never take this standpoint that laziness needs only to beckon for
    • two parties should understand the other's point of view and not
    • being. If we speak of health and disease from the standpoint of karma
    • are led to take this standpoint, and because of this there exists so
    • Above all, he will be convinced that a complete understanding of some
    • understanding in this realm. A being such as a plant, having physical
    • further and try to understand the external phenomena to which
    • the astral body. Therefore we shall now be able to understand that the
    • also understand that this etheric body will also build into the new
    • shall now understand how our deeds in one life can work over into our
    • matter in a future life. You will understand that as in this period
    • bring about later a depression of spirits, we shall understand that
    • Hence we shall quite easily understand that when a person who in one
    • external impression.) Therefore we must clearly understand that a weak
  • Title: Manifestations of Karma: Lecture 4: The Curability and Incurability of Diseases in Relation to Karma
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    • of anger, fear, aversion, etc. These actions now stand vividly before
    • understand that when the soul enters into a next existence on earth,
    • understand the epidemic nature of diseases. We could bring forward
    • We can examine certain forms of disease from this standpoint. Let us
    • we clearly understand that the aim — the karmic aim of illness is
    • way, we shall obtain through karma, from a higher standpoint a kind of
    • humbly let such questions stand over. With our higher consciousness we
    • may, however, even take the standpoint that death is the gift of the
    • Thus we see that a true karmic understanding concerning the curability
    • Thus we have seen today how the understanding of karma alone makes it
    • way, and to understand that in our present life we see the karmic
    • we shall now see how we may arrive at a karmic understanding of
    • railway train. How are we to understand so-called accidents in
  • Title: Manifestations of Karma: Lecture 5: Natural and Accidental Illness in Relationship to Karma
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    • understand such a course. It has always been said that man's Ego finds
    • understand that in a case of malaria we are faced with an
    • things stand in an intimate relationship to our organism, but if we
    • from this standpoint, we should invariably find that external
    • the standpoint of Spiritual Science will understand why so many
    • to understand this, many questions will arise which will be touched
    • helped us to understand so many aspects of life: Man, since he began
    • to understand the phenomena which might bring reason and understanding
    • Thus we shall learn to understand that it is not the nature of facts
    • understand how far it is by chance that someone should be travelling
    • with sharpened understanding, we shall be able to arrive at a truer
  • Title: Manifestations of Karma: Lecture 6: The Relationships Between Karma and Accidents
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    • it is more difficult to understand that the experiences and actions of
    • true nature of karma, we shall learn not merely to understand how
    • events which we are prone to describe as chance, may stand in a
    • if we wish to understand the conditions that are so veiled by our
    • pictures of the spiritual world, but should not be able to understand
    • understand waking and sleeping in the same sense in which we
    • understand many other things in this world, as a permeation by one
    • body, astral body, and Ego, for we understand man only when we know to
    • understanding of human nature. Now let us examine how these four
    • us set out from the standpoint that the condition of man when awake is
    • certain normal standard is necessary for the penetration of the astral
    • standard is exceeded in one direction or another. Certain disturbances
    • Thus from the deeper nature of disease and illness we shall understand
    • little, you will be able to understand in a general way what has been
    • effort. If you understand that a person may experience deeper layers
    • of consciousness, you will also understand that not only external
    • consciousness he would do anything to avoid standing where the
    • shall be dealing with later. In the same way as we can understand that
    • driven us there, so also must we be able to understand how it is that
  • Title: Manifestations of Karma: Lecture 7: Forces of Nature, Volcanic Eruptions, Earthquakes and Epidemics in Relation to Karma
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    • understand that during the course of an illness there are phenomena
    • We must understand that these things must be accepted in the spirit
    • and death teaches us to do. And especially we, who stand on the rock
    • innermost being stands in the midst of this strife, between Lucifer
    • conditions. For only now are we rightly prepared to understand in our
  • Title: Manifestations of Karma: Lecture 8: Karma of the Higher Beings
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    • depend upon the man himself if he morbidly misunderstands a thing, for
    • consequences of an earlier life. This standpoint cannot however be
    • If we understand this, we shall also understand that we may find new
    • which presides over human evolution we stand in need of such people
    • Graeco-Latin culture stands by itself, but that the Egyptian-Chaldean
    • But we can go still further. From the standpoint of Spiritual Science
    • begin to understand that the matters that we summarised last time in a
    • necessary material for replying to it. We must understand that where
    • karma is accomplished, and we must at the same time understand that we
    • appeared. We also understand why, among the best minds of our period,
  • Title: Manifestations of Karma: Lecture 9: Karmic Effects Of Our Experiences As Men and Women. Death and Birth In Relationship to Karma
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    • this or that measure. But it is easy to understand why such measures
    • due to arrive. But notwithstanding, we can influence a person's karma
    • The following will help us to understand what actually takes place. It
    • at this because anthroposophy teaches us a true understanding of these
    • see how greatly they stand in need of an anthroposophical world
    • We shall best understand them if we base them on what has been said
    • It is important that we should learn to understand that yet another
    • saw two people standing together. Later, we arrived at the same spot,
    • and these two people were again standing in the same place. Now we
    • might conclude: ‘A’ is still standing in the same place:
    • ‘B’ is still standing in the same place where he stood at 9
    • meanwhile, we may perhaps find that the one has been standing there
    • again standing at the same spot, that they must have had identical
    • modern opinion stands in the way.
    • understand this, it may lead us to penetrate more profoundly into the
  • Title: Manifestations of Karma: Lecture 10: Free Will and Karma in the Future of Human Evolution
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    • connection at all, and would lead to one misunderstanding after
    • to understand that for the beings who lived upon the old Moon, the
    • existence, and anyone who wishes to understand things as explained by
    • transmuted power of love. We must clearly understand that without this
    • only of understanding the language of the healer, but also of obeying
    • misunderstanding of light, and the darkness which has penetrated into
    • from hearing. Therefore we must clearly understand that where in one
  • Title: Manifestations of Karma: Lecture 11: Individual and Human Karma. Karma of the Higher Beings.
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    • for so wide a subject, you easily understand that much that could be
    • then only shall we understand the progress of human evolution. For the
    • last, when the earth had reached its goal, it stands to reason that man
    • own being and then we shall be quite clear as to how we stand
    • and more to understand what the real current of evolution is.
    • Anthroposophy will be the instrument for the understanding of this and
    • Thus we are approaching an age in which men will begin to understand
    • for that on which we stand; for if we did not stand upon those
    • with Wisdom; these two will lead us to the understanding of what at
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    • in dem das Ich gearbeitet hat, die Verstandes- oder Gemütsseele
    • die Verstandes- oder Gemütsseele in einem gewissen
    • Verstandes- oder Gemütsseele ein schwaches Vorbild dessen ist,
    • Verstandesseele,
    • geworden ist die Empfindungs-, Verstandes- und Bewußtseinsseele,
    • Kräften der Ernpfindungs-, Verstandes- und
    • Entwickelung seines astralischen Leibes, nicht in demselben Zustande
    • früheren Zustande des Erdendaseins, dem Mondendasein. Wie wir
    • wir Empfindungsseele, Verstandes- oder Gemütsseele nennen,
    • früheren Dasein unserer Erde, dem Sonnenzustande, wurde der
    • Saturnzustandes der physische Leib. So daß wir auf drei
    • anderes ist zu betonen, wenn wir von dem Saturn-, Sonnen-, Monden-Zustande
    • reden. Genau so, wie wir als Menschen auf der Erde den Zustand durchmachen,
    • den wir den selbstbewußten Menschheitszustand nennen
    • Sonnen- und Saturnzustandes andere Wesen die Stufe
    • während des Mondenzustandes unserer Erde auf der Stufe
    • standen, auf der der Mensch heute steht, und die die
    • während des alten Mondenzustandes waren. Sie waren es aber nicht
    • höherer Art, welche während des alten Sonnenzustandes
    • Erdendaseins, bis zum Saturnzustand, da finden wir, daß da
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    • your goodwill and sympathetic spiritual understanding. For indeed the
    • Perhaps you will better understand what we mean if you
    • very, very little understanding. In the first place a certain
    • nation from which you have sprung; you have no understanding for that
    • they have, first of all, an understanding of the folk to which they
    • belong, an understanding of what we might call ‘The
    • present time to acknowledge that a man, as he stands before us in the
    • take something neutral — what does modern man understand by the
    • Just as the sentient-soul stands in a certain
    • and understand each other or try to understand each other as regards
    • Folk-spirits, and yet there is something in which they understand one
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    • contribute in some degree to the general understanding of
    • spiritual understanding. Indeed the province we touch upon here is
    • discussing the path of knowledge — what we understand by the
    • man’ is one whose understanding and grasp of the great laws of
    • homelessness they would meet with little understanding. In the first
    • if they have, above all, an understanding of their ethnic origin, an
    • understanding for what we might call “the self-knowledge of the
    • that is non-controversial — what do we understand today by the
    • external cognition. The first steps towards the understanding of this
    • it. Just as the Sentient Soul stands in a certain relationship to the
    • is man as we know him today; such is our understanding of man at the
    • take? In order to understand this, we must bear in mind that from a
    • individual differences, we shall have no difficulty in understanding
    • many different countries and who understand each other or try to
    • understand each other when they touch upon vital questions that have
    • understanding. In the same way various people were able to understand
    • epoch is different from that of our own age. Those who understand the
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    • Grunde genommen niemals so recht verstanden wird oder wenigstens
    • Sonnenzustandes der Erde auf dieser Stufe hätten stehen sollen.
    • ganz bestimmte physische Konstellation zustande kommen. Denken
    • die während des Mondenzyklus auf ihren jetzigen Standpunkt
    • ausdrücken in Worten, die den Tatbestand etwas bildhaft
    • entstanden war, der sonst überall entstanden wäre,
    • wenn vom geisteswissenschaftlichen Standpunkte aus ein Volk wie das
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    • beings, of these Archangels? and how are we to understand this work?
    • peoples. When we consider this aura we must clearly understand that,
    • and we must clearly understand that man could in no wise have
    • understand that real physical preliminary conditions are necessary in
    • Sometimes these configurations stand out in strong
    • Moon-cycle moved forward to their present standpoint.
    • spiritual understanding, which must be clothed in ordinary words
    • conceptions, if from the anthroposophical standpoint one observes a
    • Thus you will see, that we shall only understand the
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    • Archangelic Beings? And how are we to understand this work? You all
    • this aura we must clearly understand that the saying, everything in
    • understanding of the higher worlds are very much mistaken. With a few
    • Archangels, Beings who stand at the same level as the Archangels, but
    • constitution of our Earth. Sometimes these configurations stand out
    • spiritual understanding and which must be clothed in ordinary
    • understand a people when we feel intuitively the activity of these
    • various forces at work. If, from the anthroposophical standpoint, we
    • Personality. We shall therefore only understand world history, in so
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    • die Verstandes-
    • sowohl in der Empfindungsseele als auch in der Verstandes- oder
    • Verstandes- oder Gemütsseele und wird ganz klar erst in der
    • die Verstandes- oder Gemütsseele, und im physischen Leibe die
    • beim Menschen unterscheiden Empfindungsseele, Verstandesseele,
    • Gegenstand an Ihre Sinne heranzutreten, es bedarf nur dessen, was
    • hinein. Sogar ein Teil der Verstandesseele ist noch kein Element, das
    • Verstande verarbeitet und dem Gemüte durchlebt, auch das
    • geht die Erzengel nichts an. Aber in die Verstandesseele des
    • menschliche Verstandes- oder Gemütsseele hineinspielen,
    • aus der geistigen Welt und sie in der Verstandes- oder
    • architektonischen Ideale und so weiter sind in der Verstandes- oder
    • inneren Wesens, die Hälfte unserer Verstandes- oder
    • Verstandes- oder Gemütsseele verarbeitet wird.
    • auf das Gebiet, das sich von der Verstandesseele und der
    • sich einschließt die Empfindungs-, Verstandes- und
    • sein Seelenleben anfängt bei seinem Erleben in der Verstandes-
    • wir Menschen in uns als Verstandes- oder Gemütsseele kennen.
    • Erlebnisse in der Verstandes- oder Gemütsseele abspielen; ihre
    • wenn er irgendeinen Gegenstand mit der Hand ergreift, er ihn warm oder
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    • important that we should understand that there are such
    • this reason they fully understand all the joy and sorrow the human
    • not stand still, because he would then be allowing the germs for
    • think of him as being a higher Being, one standing two stages higher
    • Now you can understand that the law of renunciation, of
    • of these normal and abnormal Spirits of Form, we shall understand
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    • necessary in order to ensure a full and complete understanding and
    • towards an understanding of the consciousness of the Folk Spirits if
    • they mediate between Archangels and man. You must understand quite
    • task. At the present time man stands at the initial stage of this
    • understanding for the joys and sorrows of man. But because they
    • because it is peculiarly his own. He cannot afford to stand still
    • you must understand that the law of renunciation, of deferred
    • we shall understand the designs they entertain for the races of
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    • früher — bevor sie den jetzigen Zustand erreicht hat
    • sondern daß zum Zustandekommen des Menschen auch noch nötig
    • zustande gekommen ist. Da können wir nun sagen: Die
    • was über die Erziehung des Kindes vom Standpunkte der Geisteswissenschaft gesagt worden ist,
    • Verleihung des Ich, erst im Zustande des Erdenlebens eingreifen. Wir
    • würde der Mensch erst in dem Zustande, in weichem er sich um das
    • Keimzustand. Und wenn ich etwas bildlich sprechen darf, so
    • kommen in dem Zustande, den er um das zwanzigste Jahr herum hat, das
    • heißt, er müßte in diesem Zustande als physisches
    • Erdenlebens wird nicht durch die den Erdenzustand beherrschenden
    • wenn wir in dem Zustande geboren würden, den wir um das
    • Zustande so recht eigentlich auf die Erde herabgestiegen wäre,
    • vergeistigten Zustande durchmachen. Durch die abnormen
    • von dem Orte, weil er sich in einem Zustande mit der Erde verbindet,
    • Sonnenstrahlen, von dem Umstand, ob die Gegend nahe dem
    • Die Rassen sind entstanden und werden einmal vergehen, werden einmal nicht mehr da sein.
    • Zustande, den wir als Rasse werden bezeichnen können. Wenn
    • entstanden, so daß bedeutsam wurde für den Menschen der
    • zurückliegender Zeit schon gestanden hatte. Damals in urferner
    • Halbinselbildung bestanden hat, besinnen muß. Das ist der Grund,
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    • Therefore if we want to understand man, such as he
    • activity of the several Beings, do we learn to understand how through
    • of the child from the standpoint of spiritual science, you will admit
    • And now you can understand the whole course of human
    • inherited; and we shall understand what is shown by spiritual
    • removed from the understanding of what does really take place in the
    • significance to him. We shall more clearly understand these
    • not to misunderstand what is now being said, it only refers to man in
    • also understand, that in a certain way the tendency of civilization
    • You will understand now why I said, that what I had to communicate
    • Hence you will understand, that with this whole process
    • the surface of the earth. You see that we must understand what it is
    • ground on which we stand, down to the formation of islands and
    • understand that Plato was a descendant of Solon, an Ionian, a Greek,
    • a Caucasian, this expresses, if we under