The Spiritual Foundation of Morality

Founding v. preaching morality: the reality of the Christ impulse v. abstract ideals of brotherhood. How goodness builds and evil destroys. This volume is a partial translation of Theosophische Moral (CW 155).

The Spiritual Foundation of Morality

Author: Rudolf Steiner

Publisher: SteinerBooks

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3 lectures, Norrköping, Sweden, May 28-30, 1912 (CW 155) Moral teaching and moral preaching cannot establish morality. It is only by delving into the hidden secrets of life that we can advance not just to moral doctrines but to the moral sources of life, true moral impulses. At different times, humanity has manifested moral life in different ways. To understand these differences, the evolution of consciousness must also be taken into account. Originally morality was a part of human nature, for in their essence human beings are good. But through evolution, there have come errors, deviations, times of falling away. In this small, much-loved cycle of three lectures Rudolf Steiner indicates the sources for the recovery of a living morality for our time. Rudolf Steiner shows the transformation of the virtues through the evolution of consciousness and, above all, through the incarnation of the Christ in the Mystery of Golgotha. Since then, morality works to build up Christ's being. Synopses: Lecture 1 -- Why morality needs to be studied. Preaching morality v. founding morality: examples of ancient India (devotion to wisdom) and ancient Europe (courage). Leprosy in the Middle Ages. The biography of Francis of Assisi; the transformation of courage into love. The reality of moral forces. Lecture 2 -- The caste system; differentiation as to a law of evolution. The betrayal of the Atlantean Mysteries; the consequences for the European population. Racial evolution v. soul evolution. The demons of leprosy overcome by the Christ impulse in Francis of Assisi. Francis's prior incarnation; the mysteries at Colchis and the Buddha. Francis's faith in the original goodness of humanity. Plato's four virtues. Lecture 3 -- The nature of evil and freedom; the teaching of the mean. Interest as a precondition for understanding and moral conduct. Spiritual Science, as divine wisdom, stimulates interest. During the third post-Atlantean cultural epoch, interest was regulated by the instinctive virtue of "wisdom"; today, interest must be regulated by conscious truthfulness. The lack of truthfulness in modern times; theosophy as an educator of truthfulness. Truthfulness as the virtue of the sentient soul. Courage as the instinctive virtue of the mind soul in the fourth epoch; today, in the fifth epoch, it must become love, based on understanding. This is promoted by a theosophical comprehension of the Christ. Temperance as the virtue of the consciousness soul is still instinctive in the fifth epoch; it will be replaced by "life wisdom" in the sixth epoch. The effect of spiritual-scientific wisdom on the body. The virtue of "justice." Knowledge of the suprasensory world through wonder, astonishment, faith. The evolution of conscience. The Christ impulse is naked; it must be clothed by impulses of wonder, love, conscience. Founding v. preaching morality: the reality of the Christ impulse v. abstract ideals of brotherhood. How goodness builds and evil destroys. This volume is a partial translation of Theosophische Moral (CW 155).

The Foundations of Morality

It belongs altogether to a separate category ; it belongs to the domain of the spirit
, which is distinct from the mind , as the ... And here the axiom holds good , “ It is
the spirit that quickeneth ; the flesh profiteth nothing . ... Foundations of Morality .

The Foundations of Morality

Author: Stanley Leathes

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Military Thought

Thus there are in the structure of morale as the basis of the moral factor – spiritual
- moral and socio - psychological elements which are closely interconnected .
Each of these elements fulfills its specific function and has a complex structure ,
its ...

Military Thought

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The Foundations of Morality

But one of Wicksteed's great contributions was to dispose of the persistent idea
that economic activity is exclusively egoistic or selfregarding.18 The real basis of
all economic activity is cooperation . As Mises has put it : Within the frame of ...

The Foundations of Morality

Author: Henry Hazlitt

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The Jesus of the Evangelists

... proclaiming himself as the great motive power in the spiritual world , 54 — The
intense self - assertion of our Lord , 55 – He enthrones himself high above all the
ordinary motives of morality , 56 – His sublime quietude , 56 — The foundation ...

The Jesus of the Evangelists

Author: Charles Adolphus Row

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Biblical Ethics The Moral Foundations of Life The Philosophy of Sin

And sin can only be put right through Christ's atonement, which makes possible human repentance and appropriation of faith. "I have found in this book some of the most arresting truths I have yet met with.

Biblical Ethics   The Moral Foundations of Life   The Philosophy of Sin

Author: Oswald Chambers

Publisher: Oswald Chambers Library

ISBN: 9781572930353

Page: 357

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In this three-in-one volume, Oswald Chambers, the noted author of My Utmost for His Highest deals with Christian ethics, morality, and the anatomy of sin.

Congressional Record

I believe we can achieve peace if we continue our efforts to establish a moral and
spiritual foundation for peace . Abiding peace can only come when there is a
mobilization of the deeper deeper moral and spiritual forces throughout the world
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Congressional Record

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The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)

The Church Quarterly Review

notes of the book ' an argument for Christian morality disjoined from Christian
doctrine , ' it may be as well to ask whether it ... to remove religion from a merely
mechanical or intellectual , and to place it on a moral and spiritual , foundation ' (
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The Future Life

its duties , for thus by a moral and civil life he receives spirltual life ; nor can
spiritual life be formed in mani , nor can his ... is like dwelling in a house which
has no foundation , and which therefore gradually sinks into the ground , or
becomes ...

The Future Life

Author: Emanuel Swedenborg

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Concerning Heaven and its Wonders and concerning Hell being a relation of things heard and seen Translated from the Latin by J W Hancock revised by J Clowes With the preface to the first English edition of this work by T Hartley

... for thus by a moral and civil life he receives spiritual life ; nor can spiritual life
be formed in man , nor can his spirit be ... a house without a foundation , as was
said above ; for moral and civil life is the activity of spiritual life , because spiritual
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Concerning Heaven and its Wonders  and concerning Hell  being a relation of things heard and seen  Translated from the Latin  by J  W  Hancock  revised by J  Clowes  With the    preface to the first English edition    of this work  by T  Hartley

Author: Emanuel Swedenborg

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