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  • Title: Occult Significance of the Bhagavad Gita: Cover Sheet
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    • This translation has been authorized for the western
  • Title: Occult Significance of the Bhagavad Gita: Lecture 1 of 9
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    • peoples of Europe and those of the West generally, knew little of the
    • this wonderful poem extended to the West. Only lately have Western
    • The Western world's
    • wonderful flash of lightning into the Western world, so that a man
    • astronomer. Other members of Western civilization, men of widely
    • has been known for so short a time in the West, yet its
    • that this majestic song came into the Western world as something
    • perceptions and thoughts that lie behind it. For what did Western
    • indeed! If we accept certain movements that remained secret, Western
    • other from the spiritual life of the West. This can be comparatively
    • comes to men of the West who undoubtedly have an
    • earthly things, seems to the Westerner quite intelligible and
    • what is well understood in the West, the sense matters of earthly
    • human natures, and not to think it too easy for a Western soul to
    • evolved in Western civilization.
    • but that stands infinitely nearer to Western culture. Here in the West we
    • have a beautiful, poetic picture that Western man knows and that means much
    • for him. But first let us ask, to what extent does Western mankind
    • contains something to which Western civilization can respond.
    • the greatest spirits of Western lands made the central figure of all
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  • Title: Occult Significance of the Bhagavad Gita: Lecture 2 of 9
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    • that might appear even trivial to many Westerners in its given form.
    • Western” all that lies to the west of the Ural
    • essentially in Asia. Of course, America too forms part of the West.)
    • special way. In many respects the Westerner is short-sighted in his
    • but we do not notice when we fail to realize that what any Western
    • people have the most distorted and unnatural notions about. Western
    • been written in the West to prove that thought is merely something
  • Title: Occult Significance of the Bhagavad Gita: Lecture 4 of 9
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    • call our everyday consciousness the lowest realm. About it lies a
  • Title: Occult Significance of the Bhagavad Gita: Lecture 5 of 9
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    • Western world will observe a quite definite configuration of the
    • form of Western spiritual life. Of course, we are at the beginning of
    • the great significance for Western spiritual evolution of that moment
    • certain parts of the brain. The brains of Western people are
    • very forces Western humanity will be gaining spiritual knowledge.
    • the people of the West. Now let us assume that this man had managed
  • Title: Occult Significance of the Bhagavad Gita: Lecture 6 of 9
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    • REALLY is exceedingly difficult in our Western civilization to
    • words in the way words are so often taken in Western countries where
    • In this way Western scholars today have so
    • spiritual life of the East to set it side by side with what the West
    • the same sense there is philosophy in the West. In this respect the
    • reminding us at times of the Western philosophic mode of thinking,
  • Title: Occult Significance of the Bhagavad Gita: Lecture 7 of 9
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    • can read in many Western philosophic books that there can nowhere be
  • Title: Occult Significance of the Bhagavad Gita: Lecture 8 of 9
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    • people of the West. It is natural for us to make a contemporary work
    • of the West (not those of southern Asia), however, is altogether
    • understood as directly by the people of the West as, say, the
    • Western civilization a way of thought that does not reach to the
    • a superficial Western culture is in relation to what has already been given
    • Western spiritual and intellectual life. Then there are others in
    • We in the West can well
    • to those Western people who in childlike unconsciousness look to the
    • quite misunderstanding what the West actually contains. A
    • philosophy looking up fervently to Fichte and other Western thinkers;
    • yet lie in the widespread, fossilized thinking of the West. By
  • Title: Occult Significance of the Bhagavad Gita: Lecture 9 of 9
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    • the lowest region of soul-life was a picture-like consciousness, and
    • into Brahma.” To ask a soul today, living in Western lands, to
    • ask a Western soul today to do Eastern exercises and “enter
    • rising into Brahma, the Western man already has in his concepts and
    • to show how Western minds can perceive and feel what they owe to Krishna;

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