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- Title: Human Soul/Evolution: Contents
- meditation causes not physical but soul pain which must
- Title: Human Soul/Evolution: Lecture II: The True Nature of Memory - 1
- pleasurable feelings; they cause pain. What has become
- pain. That is the other side of the coin. This pain is not only
- causes pain because it is bound up with the past. Whenever a
- spiritual experience is not of the present it causes pain and
- one must be armed against this pain. So you see, if the living
- pain, but pleasure, for when the students possess it they
- rejoice. The knowledge may pain them later if they come to see
- finds joy and satisfaction and also pain. One also learns at
- soul life from the painful, pale, cold thoughts which are but
- painful experiences of the world. In its participation in this,
- soul-life. The past we experience as pain, but we become aware
- and pain in the events taking place in the world. This means,
- have been at pains to show you the reality that lies
- Title: Human Soul/Evolution: Lecture III: The True Nature of Memory - 2
- A specific pricking pain may be felt or, if the head is
- Title: Human Soul/Evolution: Lecture IV: The Human Soul in Relation to Moon and Stars
- whether I am sad or cheerful, whether something is painful or
- Title: Human Soul/Evolution: Lecture VII: Modern and Ancient Spiritual Exercises
- physical body through inflicting pain and all kinds of
- function of the body by means of physical pain, his spirit-soul
- should not cause pain. The seekers of religious truths in
- suppressing bodily life and even inflicting pain.
- Whenever pain drove out spirit and soul from a bodily member
- The great religions have not been attained without pain but
- pain, especially as this knowledge consists of extremely
- accept only knowledge that can be acquired painlessly,
- knowledge was originally attained through great pain and
- delicate spiritual cognition appears. This causes pain, so they
- say they are ill; when something causes pain one must be ill.
- accompanied by great pain, yet one is not ill. No doubt it is
- Attempts must be made to overcome this pain of the soul
- the case at the present time, this immersion in pain and
- approach him in this way, then the pain he endures signifies
- cannot be reached without painful inner experiences.
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