Truths contain life-force

Mankind is always in need of truths which cannot, in every age, be wholly understood. The assimilation of truths is not significant only for our knowledge; truths themselves contain life-force. By permeating ourselves with truth we permeate our soul-nature with an element drawn from the objective world, just as we must permeate our physical being with air taken from outside in order to live. Deep truths are indeed expressed in great religious revelations, but in such a form that their real inner meaning is often not understood until much, much later.

Source: Rudolf Steiner – GA 155 – CHRIST AND THE HUMAN SOUL: Lecture 4 – Norrköping, July 16, 1914

Translation by Charles Davy

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Truth/Knowledge/Life-force

Mankind is ever in need of truths which cannot, in every age, be wholly understood. The assimilation of truths is not only of significance for our knowledge. Truths in themselves contain life-force; and by permeating ourselves with truth, we permeate our soul being with a Cosmic element, just as we must permeate our physical being with air taken from outside in order to live. Deep truths are indeed expressed in great religious revelations, but in such a form that their real inner meaning is often only understood much later.

Source: Rudolf Steiner – GA 155 – CHRIST AND THE HUMAN SOUL: LECTURE 4 – Norrkoping, 16th July 1914 

Translated by Harry Collison

Previously posted on October 21, 2018 

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Understanding the New Testament

The New Testament stands there as a record for humanity — but the whole future course of the Earth’s evolution will be required for a full understanding of the New Testament to be reached. In the future, men will acquire much knowledge of the external world and of the spiritual world also; and if taken in the right sense it will all contribute to an understanding of the New Testament. 

The understanding comes about gradually, but the New Testament is written in a simple form so that it can be absorbed and, later, gradually understood. To permeate ourselves with the truth that resides in the New Testament is not without significance, even if we cannot yet understand the truth in its deepest inwardness. Later on, truth becomes cognitional force, but it is already life-force, in so far as it is imbibed in a more or less childlike form.

Source: Rudolf Steiner – GA 155 – Christ and the Human Soul: Lecture 4Norrkoping, 16th July 1914

Translated by Charles Davy

Previously posted on August 30, 2018

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Truths contain life-force

Mankind is always in need of truths which cannot, in every age, be wholly understood. The assimilation of truths is not significant only for our knowledge; truths themselves contain life-force. By permeating ourselves with truth we permeate our soul-nature with an element drawn from the objective world, just as we must permeate our physical being with air taken from outside in order to live. Deep truths are indeed expressed in great religious revelations, but in such a form that their real inner meaning is often not understood until much, much later.

Source: Rudolf Steiner – GA 155 – Christ and the Human Soul: Lecture 4Norrkoping, 16th July 2014

Translated by Charles Davy

Previously posted on August 29, 2018

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Truth/Knowledge/Life-force

Mankind is ever in need of truths which cannot, in every age, be wholly understood. The assimilation of truths is not only of significance for our knowledge. Truths in themselves contain life-force; and by permeating ourselves with truth, we permeate our soul being with a Cosmic element, just as we must permeate our physical being with air taken from outside in order to live. Deep truths are indeed expressed in great religious revelations, but in such a form that their real inner meaning is often only understood much later.

Source: Rudolf Steiner – GA 155 – CHRIST AND THE HUMAN SOUL: LECTURE 4 – Norrkoping, 16th July 1914

Translated by Harry Collison