Lindaland
  Uni-versal Codes
  Patience has the effect of attraction...

Post New Topic  Post A Reply
profile | register | preferences | faq

UBBFriend: Email This Page to Someone! next newest topic | next oldest topic
Author Topic:   Patience has the effect of attraction...
SunChild
Moderator

Posts: 3364
From: Australia
Registered: Apr 2009

posted July 23, 2012 07:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SunChild     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
‎"Patience has the effect of attraction, impatience the effect of repulsion on the treasures of higher knowledge. In the higher regions of existence nothing can be attained by haste and unrest. Above all things, desire and craving must be silenced, for these are qualities of the soul before which all higher knowledge shyly withdraws. However precious this knowledge is accounted, the student must not crave it if he wishes to attain it. If he wishes to have it for his own sake, he will never attain it. This requires him to be honest with himself in his innermost soul. He must in no case be under any illusion concerning his own self. With a feeling of inner truth he must look his own faults, weaknesses, and unfitness full in the face. The moment he tries to excuse to himself any of his weaknesses, he has placed a stone in his way on the path which is to lead him upward. Such obstacles can only be removed by self-enlightenment. There is only one way to get rid of faults and failings, and that is by a clear recognition of them. Everything slumbers in the human soul and can be awakened. A person can even improve his intellect and reason, if he quietly and calmly makes it clear to himself why he is weak in this respect. Such self- knowledge is, of course, difficult, for the temptation to self-deception is immeasurably great. Anyone making a habit of being truthful with himself opens the portal leading to a deeper insight.

All curiosity must fall away from the student. He must rid himself as much as possible of the habit of asking questions merely for the sake of gratifying a selfish thirst for knowledge. He must only ask when knowledge can serve to perfect his own being in the service of evolution. Nevertheless, his delight in knowledge and his devotion to it should in no way be hampered. He should listen devoutly to all that contributes to such an end, and should seek every opportunity for such devotional attention.

Special attention must be paid in esoteric training to the education of the life of desires. This does not mean that we are to become free of desire, for if we are to attain something we must also desire it, and desire will always tend to fulfillment if backed by a particular force. This force is derived from a right knowledge. Do not desire at all until you know what is right in any one sphere. That is one of the golden rules for the student. The wise man first ascertains the laws of the world, and then his desires become powers which realize themselves. The following example brings this out clearly. There are certainly many people who would like to learn from their own observation something about their life before birth. Such a desire is altogether useless and leads to no result so long as the person in question has not acquired a knowledge of the laws that govern the nature of the eternal, a knowledge of these laws in their subtlest and most intimate character, through the study of spiritual science. But if, having really acquired this knowledge, he wishes to proceed further, his desire, now ennobled and purified, will enable him to do so." -Rudolf Steiner, Knowledge of the Higher Worlds, Chapter III, Some Practical Aspects

------------------
Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let pain make you hate. Do not let bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place. -Kurt Vonnegut.

IP: Logged

Junethird
Moderator

Posts: 2645
From:
Registered: Nov 2011

posted July 24, 2012 03:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Junethird     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This is a beutiful reminder thank you.

IP: Logged

whereabouts
Knowflake

Posts: 513
From: USA
Registered: Jul 2012

posted July 24, 2012 01:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for whereabouts     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes, I agree with -^. Thanks for posting.

IP: Logged

frankie2912
Knowflake

Posts: 706
From: yep,ks,usa
Registered: Apr 2011

posted August 13, 2012 11:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for frankie2912     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
this is exactly what i needed to read, at exactly the right time. thank you

IP: Logged

charmainec
Moderator

Posts: 5192
From: Venus next to Randall
Registered: Apr 2009

posted August 14, 2012 03:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for charmainec     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks, SC. Wise words.

------------------

quote:
Remember, love can conquer the influences of the planets....It can even eliminate karma.

Linda Goodman

IP: Logged

Ra
Moderator

Posts: 167
From: Kentucky
Registered: May 2009

posted August 14, 2012 04:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ra     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

IP: Logged

SunChild
Moderator

Posts: 3364
From: Australia
Registered: Apr 2009

posted August 15, 2012 03:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SunChild     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
@ all.

frankie (you posted at 1111- made me smile)

------------------
Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let pain make you hate. Do not let bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place. -Kurt Vonnegut.

IP: Logged

All times are Eastern Standard Time

next newest topic | next oldest topic

Administrative Options: Close Topic | Archive/Move | Delete Topic
Post New Topic  Post A Reply
Hop to:

Contact Us | Linda-Goodman.com

Copyright 2012

Powered by Infopop www.infopop.com © 2000
Ultimate Bulletin Board 5.46a