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Steiner, Rudolf - How to Know Higher Worlds - The lust for power and how to combat it



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How to Know Higher Worlds – Rudolf Steiner

We will always find that those who truly know are the most humble and that nothing is more alien to them than any lust for power...........

We advance even more quickly if, in such moments, we fill our consciousness with admiration, respect and reverence for the world and life.  Anyone experienced in these things knows that such moments awaken forces in us that otherwise remain dormant.  Filling our consciousness in this way opens our spiritual eyes.  We begin to see things around us that we could not see before.

At first a basic mood of devotion to everything truly worthy of reverence suffuses our entire life.  This one fundamental feeling becomes the centre of our soul’s life.  Just as the sun’s rays quicken all living things, so the reverence in us quickens all the feelings in our soul.

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Steiner, Rudolf

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