Wisdom and Practical Life

Looking at what is described here, it is easy to see that it is really not about something merely theoretical, but something that touches the whole human being. For today I have put forward precisely those insights that directly concern the human being himself. 

Indeed, not everyone can be a spiritual researcher, just as not everyone can be a chemist or an astronomer. But with common sense, everyone can understand what astronomy, chemistry and physics teach. In the same way, common sense can understand what the spiritual investigator brings out of the human soul’s depths if only one does not close oneself off through scientific prejudice. Then, however, when it is raised and becomes wisdom, it also comes to be integrated into practical life.

And since I do not like to speak in general abstractions, I would like to show through concrete examples how these matters become part of practical life when they flow into the human being through the insights of anthroposophical spiritual science.

Source (German): Rudolf Steiner – GA 255b – Die Anthroposophie und ihre Gegner – Stuttgart, January 4, 1921 (page 279)

Translated by Nesta Carsten-Krüger

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