Karmic events: result of a spiritual feeling of hunger

The human being, when he is born, hungers to do what he does, and he does not give up until he satisfies this hunger. The pressing forward to a karmic event is a result of such a generalized spiritual feeling of hunger. One is driven to the event. 

Source: Rudolf Steiner – GA 205 – THERAPEUTIC INSIGHTS: EARTHLY AND COSMIC LAWS: Lecture IV – Dornach, 2 July 1921

Translation by May Laird-Brown