Paying debts through deeds of love

Whatever love we may at any time be able to bring forth is payment of debts owed for our existence. In the light of this knowledge we shall be able to understand the deeds of a man who has reached a high stage of development, for he has still greater debts to pay to the past. He pays his debts through deeds of love, and herein lies his wisdom. The higher the stage of development reached by a man, the more does the impulse of love in him increase in strength; wisdom alone does not suffice.

Source: Rudolf Steiner – GA 143 – Love and Its Meaning in the World – Zurich, 17th December 1912

Translated by D. S. O. and E. F. and S. Derry

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