Thinking & Soul Life

Discussion in 'Belief and Spirituality' started by Bruce Michael, Oct 28, 2007.

  1. Bruce Michael

    Bruce Michael Well-Known Member

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    Dear Friends,
    Some folk have had the opinion that Anthroposophy is "too intellectual", but this is a result of a misunderstanding.

    In 1911 and 1912, Dr. Steiner gave the lecture series "World of the Senses and World of the Spirit". There he says the basis of good thinking is grounded in :
    (a) Wonder
    (b) Veneration/reverence
    (c) Feeling oneself in wisdom-filled harmony with the laws of the world
    (d) Devotion/self-surrender

    For Example:
    These things are explained in "Knowledge of the Higher Worlds":
    Chapter: How Is Knowledge of the Higher Worlds Attained?
    From KOTHW:
    Living thinking is dependent on a living soul firstly. Thinking is not cognition but a tool of cognition.

    -Br.Bruce
     
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    cyberpi Interfaith Forums

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    Love God with all of your heart, soul, and, ..... I forget. oh yeah... MIND!
     
  3. Bruce Michael

    Bruce Michael Well-Known Member

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    Greetings Cyperpi,
    And can you see the relationship between love and thinking? Indeed, thinking can be a reflection of Cosmic Love. Thinking brings together the objects in our world and finds the interrelationships between them.

    Karmically it works like this- those who are truly loving souls, in deed and thought, develop thinking forces in their next incarnation.

    Warm Regards,
    Br.Bruce
     
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    intrepidlover Melchizedek

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    I will make this simple. How does Steiner's view compare with the Theosophical view of the Sevenfold nature of man?

    Sevenfold constitution of nature and man

    Is it the same but worded differently (the excerpt you have quoted is quite obfuscatory in my opinion to say the least)

    Hopefully your response to the Theosophical version will open up the discussion further.
     
  5. Bruce Michael

    Bruce Michael Well-Known Member

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    Hello,
    Is this addressed to me?
    It would be handy if you personally addressed me, if it is.

    I haven't posted on the Sevenfold Nature of man.
    Various theosophical authors have views on the sevenfold nature- Subba Row argued with HPB over it.

    There is no "theosophical version" just teachings by various theosophical authors- one of whom was Dr.Steiner. I posted a link to his Theosophy which contains his teaching on the matter.


    Greetings,
    Br.Bruce
     
  6. intrepidlover

    intrepidlover Melchizedek

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    Sorry but I am new here and just starting to learn the etiquette.

    I know you haven't. I was asking if Steiner's view was similar to or compatible with the page I linked to.

    That would be correct. A foundation teaching of the Theosophical Society is that there are no dogmas.

    Yes I know. It is far too long-winded for me. I am a journalist. I try to be concise and unambiguous. My view is that if people can't express themselves clearly and concisely, they probably don't know what they are talking about. I make no apology if you choose to read this as a criticism of Dr Steiner.
     
  7. Bruce Michael

    Bruce Michael Well-Known Member

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    I started a new thread on this subject:
    http://www.comparative-religion.com/forum/sevenfold-nature-compared-8321.html#post128531
     

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