Humanity from the Anthroposophical Point of View

RS: ... Nation, race, sex, position, religion ... all these work upon human egoism. Only when man has overcome them will he be free of egoism. The astral body of every nation, every race, every epoch, has a definite colour ... You will always find a colour which is fundamental in the astral body of a human being who is [a] member of one of these classifications. This specific colour must be eliminated. Anthroposophical spiritual science works to level out the colours of the astral bodies of its adherents. They must be of like colour " alike, that is to say, in respect of the basic colour. This basic colour gives rise to a certain substance called Kundalini which holds together, within the human being, the forces which lead eventually to the spirit. This leveling-out process will bring war and bloodshed in its train " war in the shape of economic strife among nations, pressure for expansion, suppression in every form, strife in the sphere of investment and profit, industrial undertakings, and so forth. And by adopting certain measures it will increasingly be possible to handle vast masses of people by sheer force; the individual will acquire greater and greater power over certain masses of the people. For the course of evolution is leading, not towards greater democracy, but towards oligarchy of the brutal kind, in that the power of the single individual will immeasurably increase. If morals are not ennobled, this will lead to brutality in every possible form. This state of things will come, just as the great water-catastrophe came to the Atlanteans.
... Not for everyone, but this is circa 1904 pre WW-I&II etc.  Seems as if progress is still lacking at least from the external viewpoint

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Comments


Si says

Seems as if progress is still lacking at least from the external viewpoint ~ circa MR

Progress is there, in abundance even. You are missing it because your focus comes from a place of lack, from a place formed out of the rest of RS’s words in this treatment, which are about lack.

If you form your seeking from a place of abundance, from the idea that the world is on track and evolving, from the Zen understanding that all really is well, you will begin to see the progress.   

Is that so? Yes, that is so.

Seth says
I’d like to hear #RS talk about the power of diversity operating in human affairs.  The passage above seems oblivious to that.  Diversity + Tolerance & Understanding → can lead to some exciting possibilities, with  and/or without,  catastrophe. 

Mark de LA says
A simple keyword search of the RSelib by keyword could have yielded if you were really interested:

Now one aspect of the outer appearance or physiognomy of reality that is most apt to deceive us about this reality is the differences, the diversities among human beings. When we look at the human beings inhabiting the earth, we realize that no two of them are alike on the physical plane. Here in the physical realm all human beings are different from one another. Once we have accepted this diversity of human beings as a fact — I mean the diversity of their physical bodies — it is quite natural that people then try to find out, on the basis of the facts of earthly life, why human beings are different, why they look so different.
-- 

The Universal Human

Universal Human: Lecture Four: The Universal Human: The Unification of Humanity through the Christ Impulse (***)


Seth says
good find null.   i would need to read more of where he is going with that. 

Surface racial differences do not provide a  real power of diversity of which i was talking.   But those may well be the kind of things that RS is refering to in the passage you quoted.  I would need to read further to determine what he is saying to justify, “This specific colour must be eliminated. Anthroposophical spiritual science works to level out the colours of the astral bodies of its adherents. They must be of like colour " alike, that is to say, in respect of the basic colour. This basic colour gives rise to a certain substance called Kundalini which holds together, within the human being, the forces which lead eventually to the spirit.

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