Saturday, August 16, 2014

Anthroposophia as Philadelphia. Anthroposophy: The redemption of wisdom through brotherly love

Rudolf Steiner, from The Spiritual Foundation of Morality:

"If we encounter someone and are filled with wonder and awe, then we are seeking to understand them. Through understanding a person's being we arrive at the virtue of brotherly love, and we can best actualize this virtue if we have approached people with awe. Then we shall see that awe is something that we must bring toward every person. If we do this, we will come to be ever more truthful. We will feel an obligation toward truth. We will sense ourselves drawing closer to the spiritual world, and through knowing this world we shall reacquire the spiritual wisdom that has sunk into the unconscious realms of the soul. Only after the spiritual wisdom had disappeared did the saying arise that philosophy begins with wonder and astonishment. This can make clear to you that wonder and astonishment first entered evolution at the time the Christ Impulse came into the world."

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