Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Anthroposophy: The Fountain of Youth

"And how, my dear friends, is one in the true sense in the Anthroposophical Society? If one has an inkling for what is welling up today from spirit depths for both young and old as a cosmic youthfulness that renews every area of our lives."  — Rudolf Steiner

"How can the old ones still grow? They have finished growing, have grown crooked and become covered in moss so that nothing but knots and gnarls remain. Hence, if a physician is to be firmly grounded he must be sown in the cradle like a mustard seed and grow in it like the great ones before God, like the saints before God, and must grow in such a way that in matters of medicine he grows like a mustard seed, that he grows beyond all others. That must rise with youth and must grow."  — Paracelsus

An aged man is but a paltry thing,
A tattered coat upon a stick, unless
Soul clap its hands and sing, and louder sing
For every tatter in its mortal dress,
Nor is there singing school but studying
Monuments of its own magnificence;
And therefore I have sailed the seas and come
To the holy city of Byzantium.

— Yeats

Hearts interpret karma
When hearts learn to
Read the Word which
Human lives
When hearts learn to
Speak the Word which
Human essence.

— Rudolf Steiner, composed on the occasion of his 63rd birthday


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