Learn and Grow with BDA Members, Session VI

Co-hosted by Raphael Guzman, and Tonya Taylor 

Recorded on June 30, 2020

One principle man has to grasp, otherwise no development will be possible in our crucial time.  Seek the truly practical life, but seek it in a way that does not numb you towards the Spirit that is working in it.

Seek the Spirit, but do not seek it out of greed for the supersensible from supersensible egoism;  But seek it, because you want to apply it unselfishly in practical life, in the material world.  Make use of the ancient principle: “Spirit is never without matter, matter never without spirit.”

So that you say:  We intend to handle all material matters in the light of the Spirit, and we shall seek the light of the Spirit in such a way that it will kindle in us a warmth for our practical deeds.

Spirit that is led into matter by us;  Matter that is shaped by us until it reveals the Spirit it contains;  Matter that receives through us the Spirit revealed;  The Spirit that is brought by us to and into matter.

All this will build that active and vivid substance, which can take humanity into real development;  Into that kind of progress that the people of today, in the deepest and most worthy longings of their souls, can only but yearn for.

– Rudolf Steiner