Love is higher than opinion. If people love one another the most varied opinions can be reconciled - thus one of the most important tasks for humankind today and in the future is that we should learn to live together and understand one another. If this human fellowship is not achieved, all talk of development is empty.— Rudolf Steiner
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Our highest endeavor must be to develop free human beings who are able of themselves to impart purpose and direction to their lives. The need for imagination, a sense of truth, and a feeling of responsibility—these three forces are the very nerve of education.
Receive the children in reverence, educate them in love, and send them forth in freedom.
When human beings meet together seeking the spirit with unity of purpose then they will also find their way to each other.
A healthy social life is found only, when in the mirror of each soul the whole community finds its reflection, and when in the whole community the virtue of each one is living.
Wherever love and compassion are active in life, we can perceive the magic breath of the spirit blowing through the sense world.
In the future no human being is to find peace in the enjoyment of happiness if others beside him are unhappy.
If humanity is to live in the future in a socially right way, humanity must educate its children in a socially right way.
When the human being hears music, he has a sense of wellbeing, because these tones harmonize with what he has experienced in the world of his spiritual home.
Each one of us has it in themselves to be a free spirit, just as every rose bud has in it a rose.
You'll be able to gain insight and reach a conclusion only by applying the powers of mind, intellect, soul, heart, spirit, and imagination. This is what 'looking at something spiritually' really means.
The common trait of all evil is nothing other than egoism.
.. Basically all human evil comes from what we call the selfishness.
Reverence, enthusiasm, and a sense of guardianship, these three are actually the panacea, the magical remedy, in the soul of the educator and teacher.
For what lies inside of man is the whole spiritual cosmos in condensed form.
In man's inner organism we have an image of the entire cosmos.
Our highest endeavour must be to develop individuals who are able out of their own initiative to impart purpose & direction to their lives.
Heights of the spirit can only be climbed by passing through the portals of humility.
A real medicine can only exist when it penetrates into a knowledge which embraces the human being in respect to body, soul and spirit.
Nothing is better for the human being than to add the right amount of honey to his food.
Geometry is knowledge that appears to be produced by human beings, yet whose meaning is totally independent of them.
Materialism has cast man into such depths that a mighty concentration of forces is necessary to raise him again. He is subject to illnesses of the nervous system which are veritable epidemics of the life of the soul.
Anthroposophy is not a game, nor just a theory;
it is a task that must be faced for the sake of human evolution.
For every human illness, somewhere in the world there exists a plant which is the cure. I believe that there is a healing potential locked inside plants which is integral with their evolution, just as it is part of human evolution to learn to tap this wonderful gift of Nature.
A race or nation stands so much the higher, the more perfectly its members express the pure, ideal human type ... The evolution of man through the incarnations in ever higher national and racial forms is thus a process of liberation [leading to] an ideal future.
I ask you to write this deeply into your souls .
. . the materialistic culture . . . is now on the way to its close.
In the future every human shall see a hidden divinity in every fellow human.
When we feel an obligation to test the things we say and to find the boundaries within which what we say has validity, then we are contributing to a real inner consolidation of our human feeling for existence.
Our task is to harvest from the mortal world fruits for the immortal.
Seek the truly practical life, but seek it in such a way that it does not blind you to the spirit working in it. Seek the spirit, but seek it not out of spiritual greed, but so that you may apply it in the genuinely practical life.
Reverence awakens in the soul a sympathetic power through which we attract qualities in the beings around us, which would otherwise remain concealed.
Today certain definite ideas are developing out of the Egyptian ideas.
What is called Darwinism today did not arise because of external reasons. We are the same souls who, in Egypt, received the pictures of the animal forms of man's forebears. The old views have awakened again, but man has descended more deeply into the material world.
When sculpting the human figure in stone it is necessary to draw the whole form out of the content of the head.
The outer world, with all its phenomena, is filled with divine splendour, but we must have experienced the divine within ourselves, before we can discover it in our environment
We create the possibility for a better human form in our next life if during our jamaloca existence after death, when we still have an astral body, we can have memories connected with music.
It is the death of present art when it returns again and again to the model.
Use of the model is only an intermediate stage in artistic development. Create out of a living spirituality to overcome everything naturalistic.
For every step in spiritual perception, three steps are to be taken in moral development.
Every human being shall see in each and all of his fellow-men a hidden divinity.
.. that every human being is made in the likeness of the Godhead. When that time comes there will be no need for any religious coercion; for then every meeting between one man and another will of itself be in the nature of a religious rite, a sacrament.
What is necessary to keep providing good care to nature has completely fallen into ignorance during the materialism era.
The sensory world is the school, without which the human being would never come to the spirit.
Our egoism gains nothing from acts of love, but the world gains all the more.
Esotericism tells us that love is to the world what the Sun is for outer life. No soul could thrive if love departed from the world. Love is the “moral” Sun of the world.
The thing itself is one; the images are many. What leads to a perceptive understanding of the thing is not the focus on one image, but the viewing of many images together.
A real artist may create his picture in a lonely desert.
.. gods look over his shoulder; he creates in their company. What does he care whether or not anybody admires his picture?
Our task is to educate the human being in such a way that he or she can bring to expression in the right way that which is living in the whole human being, and on the other side that which puts him/her into the world in the right way.
If men had known how to permeate the soul with mathematics in the right way in the arithmetic lessons during these past years, we should not now have Bolshevism in Eastern Europe.
Ultimately all knowing, from the highest to the lowest, is the result of experience; it arises on the way of experiences.
All the great Founders of religions have been possessed of clairvoyant sight.
These fourteen phases from full moon to new also have their result, and for the Egyptian consciousness this result was achieved through Isis. These fourteen phases are ruled by Isis.
Because of their very nature, science and logical thinking can never decide what is possible or impossible. Their only function is to explain what has been ascertained by experience and observation.
It is owing to our limitations that a thing appears to us as single and separate when in truth it is not a separate thing at all.
The task of understanding is not to replicate in conceptual form something that already exists, but rather to create a wholly new realm, that together with the world given to our senses constitutes the fullness of reality.
Anthroposophy is a path of knowledge, to guide the spiritual in the human being to the spiritual in the universe... Anthroposophists are those who experience, as an essential need of life, certain questions on the nature of the human being and the universe, just as one experiences hunger and thirst.