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  • Title: Occult Significance of the Bhagavad Gita: Lecture 1 of 9
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    • understanding of it, men have considered all-powerful in life,
    • spiritual life of humanity through the centuries, indeed through
    • thousands of years. He was one who looked deeply into spiritual life
    • Krishna leads us out into the storms of everyday life, into the wild
    • ideas, serving for everyday life, are sufficient for it; how little
    • they suffice for describing such heights of the spiritual life of
    • other from the spiritual life of the West. This can be comparatively
    • for the life of earth around him appears as something strange and
    • would live with the Gods, and who feel human life as something
    • life. A God, Krishna, must make our civilization and culture
    • to look after the ordinary affairs of life, and his pupils do the
    • What do we have before us? It is the world of everyday life in Greek
    • transformations and incarnations in the search for life in external
    • in all manifestations of life, even in the holy Aum. I am the wind
    • achievements of human spiritual life always set us riddles. We only
    • contradictions in life that the occult mysteries unveil themselves to
  • Title: Occult Significance of the Bhagavad Gita: Lecture 2 of 9
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    • experience this upheaval as a necessary event in his soul life
    • without its encroaching on his bodily life and health, because his
    • starting-point for occult life must take place in far deeper layers
    • of the soul, so that we go through our external life as before,
    • everyday life. He must get away from that to which he is ordinarily
    • a humble place in life and as if by natural instinct feel this
    • its very life. Now think of the great contrast between all that
    • but that is not experienced fully in our everyday life because man
    • life. He sees alternating conditions. He realizes how his body, so
    • how this plant-like life shrinks together again and becomes the
    • everyday life in any one age, up to the point from where we can look
  • Title: Occult Significance of the Bhagavad Gita: Lecture 3 of 9
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    • in our most ordinary life we really have something in us that is
    • without trying to get a clear idea of the peculiar life that the soul
    • of ordinary life. These pictures seem to flit past our souls. When,
    • connection with our life on the physical plane. Of course, there are
    • reflections of what has been experienced in external life. If you are
    • easily reject any higher significance in our dream life, showing that
    • images derived from external life steal their way into the
    • careful in analyzing our dream life — and every aspiring
    • possibly have experienced in our external life during this
    • that his dream-life gradually begins to change. His dreams do
    • reminiscence of ordinary life. The whole mood of his soul afterward
    • recollection of an experience in everyday life we had years ago,
    • whole course of our present life — when we did not feel this
    • another, deeper layer of our soul life was wisely at work.
    • have an extended area of knowledge and conviction. In ordinary life
    • We did not know that all the time our soul had another wider life
    • of ordinary life, for in our innermost being we are very different
    • life of soul. We know then, by experience, that our soul-life
    • life. When a new, significant feeling thus arises, the horizon of
    • is that in ordinary life we can enter it only under certain
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  • Title: Occult Significance of the Bhagavad Gita: Lecture 4 of 9
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    • life in his ego than he needs for his purposes on the physical plane.
    • ordinary life on the physical plane, if he can be content with what
    • he could quite well accept his life as such and ask no questions.
    • This is the life of the animal, being content with all that arises
    • soul, something that has no purpose or sense for physical life. Many
    • their time speculating on the meaning and purpose of life? How does
    • pursue some useful calling and play a useful part in community life?”
    • represented life, people busy in all sorts of ways; but the
    • to idlers in the market-place of life, useless folk while their
    • people who stroll about in life are really to be judged as idlers.
    • That depends upon the standards by which we value human life.
    • but when man today observes life through the senses and considers it
    • world and life on a purely materialistic basis. It usually turns out
    • soul life is meaningless if life really ends with death; if man has
    • the market of life. (Every comparison has its flaw and this one is
    • things that life opens to view, yet no explanation for them is to be
    • people in the world today who despair of life yet at the same time
    • realm we are unconscious of in daily life, or rather that reaches us
    • cannot be described as a reminiscence of ordinary life, because the
    • this region light is the element of life — light-air we might
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  • Title: Occult Significance of the Bhagavad Gita: Lecture 5 of 9
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    • WE WOULD penetrate into the mysteries of human life we must
    • what is meant by the cyclic course of life, for alongside the actual
    • consider a cycle familiar in everyday life, that of our waking and
    • activity of man's waking life brings about a continual destruction of
    • supplement our waking day life. We are approaching the point where
    • effect that our waking life brings a kind of destructive process to
    • consciousness, it is that process we perceive. Our waking life
    • health to go without proper sleep. Certainly man's life is so
    • and destruction with its consciousness in waking life, fundamentally
    • human life we perceive not only these smaller cycles but larger ones
    • mentioned before. Anyone who follows the course of life in the
    • spiritual life of mankind in the period from the fourteenth,
    • nineteenth. In ordinary life these developments are observed much too
    • form of Western spiritual life. Of course, we are at the beginning of
    • the age now beginning. Mankind, imagining life to be enclosed between
    • spiritual life such as are described in my book,
    • subconsciousness into their conscious life and do not easily reach
    • horizon of external life today; things that represent some after-play
    • mechanical concepts, as of celestial mechanism, to human life and
    • conditions. He shows how human life at that time was completely
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  • Title: Occult Significance of the Bhagavad Gita: Lecture 6 of 9
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    • whole range of the world’s life there is nothing to be found
    • spiritual life of the East to set it side by side with what the West
    • thing — a peculiar difficulty in imagining and bringing to life
    • life. We are led on to the idea, so familiar to the man of India, of
    • nourishment from daily life — gradually vanishes. Then as we
    • discourses we try to make the ideas borrowed from ordinary life
    • directly out of the occult depths of life. If we are to understand
    • self-life to the utmost. In this way the ancient time would have
  • Title: Occult Significance of the Bhagavad Gita: Lecture 7 of 9
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    • develop at all in our waking life when we normally acquire knowledge.
    • In this life they must behave so as not to interfere with the wearing
    • away of the nerve structures. Therefore in waking life these forces
    • waking life; that what raises man above the animal is at rest and a
    • in the organism of man. In our waking life the latter are inactive,
    • destroyed during waking life. They are not present at all, but during
    • his waking life, must be the forces that raise him above the animals.
    • recognize how the creative forces active in the earth's life to raise
    • spend them until you have nothing left. In this domain of life there
    • shillings. In practical life less-than-nothing is often more
    • What in earlier life
    • breath of divine powers. While in later life they appear in man's
    • regeneration of what is worn away in waking life. So we have in
    • unmixed form; not during waking life nor even in sleep because in
    • after-effects of waking life, by the disturbing and destructive
    • was not born as men are born, in the flowing stream of this life,
    • the processes of physical human life. It could only be perceived by
    • evolution, but holding sway above this life there lived, in
    • sacrifice, a soul that throughout all the processes of human life
    • hold sway in the human body only until the twelfth year of its life.
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  • Title: Occult Significance of the Bhagavad Gita: Lecture 8 of 9
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    • draw attention to one thing. The summits of spiritual life have at
    • Western spiritual and intellectual life. Then there are others in
    • imagination of dream-life — was in that ancient time the normal
    • brings up recollections of our ordinary life. Then, when
    • its life. This we must take into account. What was once attained
    • the different conditions of universal life, in its most varied
    • feeling. It is easier to take them in the true sense of the life of
    • life. It is better to choose the external contour and coloring of
    • our present intelligence we cannot penetrate life. The ideal now is
    • have come nearer to the idea of life by producing external forms that
    • can do is to observe plant life. Now what one can only
    • does the life of a plant. We do not perceive what the animal actually
    • add something else taken from our present-day life.
    • the form that the natural element of life and force and spirit takes
  • Title: Occult Significance of the Bhagavad Gita: Lecture 9 of 9
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    • altogether given up to his bodily life, so that he is blunt and
    • withdraws into his own bodily life. He lives in impressions of tamas.
    • world, it also meant bringing to life his own inner being. He felt it
    • “Behold all the life there on the bloody field of battle where
    • form in the most varied spheres of life. Then at length the
    • present life. There are too many today who stand in the world and
    • understand the world, who are unhappy because in their soul-life they
    • the lowest region of soul-life was a picture-like consciousness, and
    • free from the life that takes its course in continually changing
    • configuration of things, casting off the whole of outer life like a
    • life by truth it is an atrocity to associate the impulse in the
    • The Life and Work of Rudolf Steiner,

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