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  • Title: Evil and Spiritual Science
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    • influence on the forming of Western Christianity: to
    • is not far removed from what in Western lands, at the time of
  • Title: Popular Occultism: Lecture 10: Paths of Occult Training
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    • further west. This second culture is the ancient Persian one, whose
    • still further west, namely the Egyptian-Chaldean-Babylonian culture. Man's
    • Initiation is the right one for Modern people of the West.
  • Title: i Spirituality: Lecture 1: Historical Symptomology, the Year 790, Alcuin, Greeks, Platonism, Aristotelianism, East, West, Middle, Ego
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    • Aristotelianism, East, West, Middle, Ego
    • Aristotelianism, East, West, Middle, Ego
    • say for Western Europe, was of course at work before this and worked on afterwards, but it did
    • to a fact in the history of Western European humanity which, from the point of view of the usual
    • the West, debated in the following way about what the Greek had argued. He said: Ransom can only
    • involved with the culture of Central Europe — that which is now the culture of the West.
    • This came to meet him in the person of David Hume and it was here that the culture of the West
    • express themselves, spread out, in imaginative pictures. In the Western culture we find that, in
    • thoughts. In the West the 'I' is completely omitted because it is absorbed — soaked up by
    • the human being of the Western culture the 'I' is already below this sphere. It is below
    • Schelling, and Hegel. After them the culture of the West overwhelms everything that is there,
    • image (Gebilde) of the State. But then a culture emerges in the West which proceeds from
    • Mill, from the Western culture which is particularly suited for the economic life.
    • thinking and economic thinking were apportioned to the East, the Centre, and the West
    • particular thinking for this. This has developed in the culture of the West from letting thoughts
    • do not want to create states in which the State itself can run the economy. The Western peoples
    • people in the Western regions — one could not expect this of the Orient — will have
  • Title: New Spirituality: Lecture 2: The New Spirituality and the Christ Experiance of the Twentieth Century - 1
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    • West, the European Centre, and of the East are placed in the whole course of human evolution. We
    • Europe and the West. And we want now to turn to a phenomenon that can already show us externally
    • life held in die West, especially in the Anglo-Saxon countries. In these countries, under the
    • the socialist world of the Anglo-Saxon West. And because the actual character of modern public
    • respect in the West. Even if it seems that the discrepancies which are there could be settled, it
    • West, no genuine philosophies or concepts of life
    • present there [in the West].
    • theory of life has found little external expression in the West. Where it has come to
    • has taken on fully the nature of a philosophy. What in the West are economic impulses leading to
    • character of the East. But here again it expressed itself in another form. Economic in the West;
    • of a religious impulse. The social impulse in the West is economic, in Central Europe is
    • differentiation — a differentiation into the Western economic element, the Central European
    • the West — and this is carried out thoroughly by it — to have everything of an
    • everything that is still in Europe — also towards the West, even into France — can be
    • reckoned as belonging to the European Centre, for what is characteristic of the West is actually
    • It was thus precisely in the West that these impulses could best bring about the development of
    • down in the instincts of die West.
    • trade which was the foundation for everything in the West which later arose. One can also point
    • decline just as Napoleon's star was in the ascendant. What takes place in the West takes place
    • arose. On the other hand, in the West where thinking follows the lines of economics in the sense
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  • Title: New Spirituality: Lecture 3: The New Spirituality and the Christ Experiance of the Twentieth Century - 2
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    • beings: how, on the one side, certain beings interfere through individuals of the West
    • against the normal progress of humanity in the East. Thus we can say: For a long time in the West
    • between the West and the East one must look more closely into the underlying spiritual conditions
    • dialectical thinking. So what came from oriental wisdom penetrated then into Western
    • the modern anthroposophically-oriented spiritual science, everything that exists in Western
    • Here, to begin with, we have the Western branch. I
    • The characteristic phenomenon of Western development, of development in the more southerly
    • Western regions to begin with, is that Roman culture spreads as a sum-total of people towards
    • moved in the stream of the migrations from East to West. But it is a peculiarity of this Germanic
    • West of Europe as the Latin race has, fundamentally, nothing in it of Latin blood. But it, has
    • the language. Thus, in this stream here (see diagram), there was preserved for the West the
    • Latin, culture. Thus, in a certain respect, in so far as Western humanity is submerged in the
    • ceremonies and ritual of the Western societies, have become more or less empty forms — one
    • moved across to the West and because the Germanic element has been strongly preserved in these
    • leadership in those regions I have mentioned. What is primarily taken hold of in the West by
    • were the people of the West. Initially they left the spirit out of consideration, taking body and
    • The characteristic of the human beings of the West,
    • trend of the soul-constitution, the trend of thought. The language goes more to the West and,
    • in that language remain together. When the Goths, the Vandals and so on moved westwards they were
    • suitable for such beings to incarnate into, as was the case in the West. But they could
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  • Title: New Spirituality: Lecture 4: The New Spirituality and the Christ Experiance of the Twentieth Century - 3
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    • characteristic of the civilization of the Central-European countries in contrast to the Western
    • on the one hand, the seizure of the human corporality by the spirits of the West and, on the
    • which, in the West, expressed itself tumultuously as a large political movement orientated
    • truly free being? In the West they asked: How must the external social conditions be changed so
    • con-fronted the spirits of the West. They wanted to lead him astray into the solely intellectual.
    • and indicated how Kant had succumbed to the intellectuality of the West through
    • between Schiller and Goethe. Schiller had to battle with the spirits of the West; he did not
    • fifth post-Atlantean epoch without developing the intellect. And it is the Western peoples that
    • side by side of the spirits of the West and the spirits of the East is particularly evident. I
    • West and the spirits of the East. We have seen today how this shows itself in Goethe and
    • in which East and West swirl and interpenetrate one another. From the East the sphere of the
    • Golden King; from the West the sphere of the Copper King. From the East, Wisdom; from the West,
    • the spirits of the West. This was the effect of preventing the will from coming into its own and
    • European element, between East and West. It is everywhere still so today that, with Herman Grimm,
    • movement of the spirits of the West and of the East, there is easily generated an atmosphere of
  • Title: New Spirituality: Lecture 5: The New Spirituality and the Christ Experiance of the Twentieth Century - 4
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    • under the influence of the economic life arising from the West, and in the decadent continuation
    • economic element, which from the West has conquered the world with the aid of technology, is
    • technology from the West permeated this economic life that the new age arose. The life of this
    • Western civilization. It arose in the West and spread to the Orient very late where it did not
  • Title: New Spirituality: Lecture 6: The New Spirituality and the Christ Experiance of the Twentieth Century - 5
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    • towards the West — to the Greeks and the Romans — one could receive what was related
    • not stand in a spiritual relation; they stood in the sign of dialectics right into the lowest
    • the Gospels. Christianity moves westwards and it taken up by Rome in the dialectical spirit. It
    • dialectical element, belongs to the West and is only developed today for the economic life. The
    • Mid-European element was always hemmed in between these two — the Western intellectualism,
    • Western element expands in the second half of the nineteenth century; how, to a certain degree,
    • today is unwilling to grasp. Everything that is hemmed in between West and East is razed to the
    • to revelation in the East, the nullity of the Centre and the rationality of the West, still
    • the East and that which is as yet unborn in the West clash together through ignoring the Centre
    • that arises through the crushing from East to West. Contemplation of the 'I' vanished with the
    • West who have no idea what the conditions for life are in the Centre. In Zurich people listen to
    • there is only the squeezing element, the crushing together of East and West. People still cover
    • West, who conclude a peace of which they understand nothing, cover up their eyes. They do not see
    • could say, things are driven into the very narrowest corner of the consciousness. That which once
    • above this the clouds are rolling together from the East and the West.
  • Title: New Spirituality: Lecture 7: The New Spirituality and the Christ Experiance of the Twentieth Century - 6
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    • in a few brush-strokes as the great spiritual battle between East and West, in which the true
  • Title: Tree of Life/Knowledge: Lecture I: Tree of Life - I
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    • western world of idea, in this world of world-conception, the living
    • With the Franks towards the West went
    • journeying of the Franks to the West by saying: the Wile-element
    • streams West, towards France. And so in respect of the British Isles
    • it has been entirely replaced. In the West, in the region of modern
    • knowledge raying out to south and west, and the Life still preserved
    • towards Middle and Western Europe (over the whole stretch from the
    • the West. For the Latinising only appeared there later on.
    • European South and West is the Germanic element which is present in
    • East to the West and South, whereas the knowledge-element moves from
    • the West and South and along the West of Europe to the North, and
  • Title: Tree of Life/Knowledge: Lecture III: The Power of Thought
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    • The western world-concept has
    • the West as in the East. One is less understood in the West, since in
    • consciousness arise, in our Western thinking, that thinking is
    • It was in fact the karma of Western
    • which entered Western evolution through the Emperor Augustus, as
    • compared with what had already existed in Western civilisation till
    • the West — had no longer understanding for the
  • Title: Tree of Life/Knowledge: Lecture IV: Harmonizing Thinking, Feeling and Willing
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    • way — especially in the case of Western thinking
  • Title: World Downfall and Resurrection
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    • On Spengler's Decline of the West,
    • Decline of the West [Oswald Spengler] has made a
  • Title: Lecture: Philosophy and Anthroposophy
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    • narrowest sense, the philosopher par excellence — Aristotle. All other
    • teachings of Aristotle did not expand to Western countries only, but also
  • Title: Meditative Knowledge of Man: Lecture I: The Pedagogy of the West and of Central Europe: The Inner Attitude of the Teacher
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    • manner of thinking and feeling peculiar to western man. We can say that if
    • flooded by impulses arising from the world view of the western peoples; our
    • the West. It is taken for granted today among men who debate educational
    • that come from the West. If you were to trace back all the educational
    • this is the peculiar state of affairs: to begin with, out of the Western
    • Central European this the peoples of the West will not be able to
    • lost. All that points to the dominance hegemony of the Western peoples.
    • basis of this understanding, the peoples of the West will take it
    • — neither an Oriental, nor a man from the West. Yet we
    • cannot hope to influence the mode of thought, proceeding from the West,
  • Title: Buddha and the Two Boys: Lecture II: The Gospels, Buddha and the Two Boys of Jesus
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    • lowest physical-bodily entity, what we call the etheric or life body.
  • Title: The Worldview of Herman Grimm in Relation to Spiritual Science
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    • of western cultural life so as to reveal everywhere how human
    • creative folk-phantasy at work in western culture — a
    • humanity, so as to be able to say: The epochs of western
    • stream, the influence of folk phantasy within western
    • to that grandiose phenomenon of western cultural life, Homer's
    • entire second millennium of western cultural development taking
    • to send its impulses into the rivulets and streams of western
    • whole of western cultural development, seen as folk phantasy,
    • western culture had appeared to him, A particular subject he
  • Title: Imperialism: Lecture 1
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    • Ideas for a New Europe: Crisis and Opportunity for the West.
    • the west that the Anglo-American people lived, the king, who earlier
    • this empty platitude system, which has spread from the west to the
    • empire can enter. Especially in the west, in the Anglo-American world
    • especially in the west which have lost all meaning, but are still
    • not become empty platitude. But in the western world, everything
    • the west, in the Anglo-American world, all human tradition will
    • done, for under the surface, especially in the western countries, the
  • Title: Imperialism: Lecture 2
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    • Ideas for a New Europe: Crisis and Opportunity for the West.
    • This knowledge must dawn especially on the peoples of the west. The
    • The peoples of the west have the
    • of such truth is present in the peoples of the west, whereas the
    • Hungary. But in this journey from west to east, the remarkable thing
    • is that the western realities faded away in the east.
    • journey — only from Nuremberg to Berlin, but also from west to
  • Title: Imperialism: Lecture 3
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    • Ideas for a New Europe: Crisis and Opportunity for the West.
    • western countries more or less spreads over the world. This is the
    • in the west — a certain form of Freemasonry at least — as
    • the west. This economic imperialism is connected to a background
    • west still suffer under a great illusion. Woodrow Wilson would no
    • established. A fundamental concept for the western areas which are so
  • Title: Impulse for Renewal: Lecture III: Anthroposophy and Philosophy
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    • viewpoints of the West, of central Europe and Eastern Europe.
    • Let's look at the West: Herbert Spencer. If I want to be
    • What lay ahead for the West with this? It meant that scientific
    • being pushed directly into the senses here in the West, there
    • the West, but of course had been prepared by predecessors, both
    • the West, and which is also capable of lifting science into the
    • area which for the West is limited to belief.
    • way, wisdom from belief, which was quite natural in the West.
    • world (which the West wanted to simply refer to as part of the
    • in the West by Herbert Spencer, which Soloviev basically looked
    • knowingly experience what in the West — here quite
    • of the West.
    • we find ourselves today in the following situation. In the West
    • Christian Centuries of the West.
    • formulations, formulations and concepts used by the West in
    • humanity in the West, the centre and the East, we can see that
    • ways in the West, central Europe and the East, how they love
    • what one encounters all the time with Soloviev. In the West,
    • followed the pattern of the Western scientific way of thinking.
    • points of view are modelled on the Western pattern. How wild
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  • Title: Impulse for Renewal: Lecture VI: Anthroposophy and Theology
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    • is an extraordinary fact that in western countries where
    • just in these religious movements of western countries the
    • intervened even in our modern time. We see how in the west,
    • west; in the east where this bridge for the human soul more or
  • Title: Impulse of Renewal: Lecture VII: Anthroposophy and the Science of Speech
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    • place, people from other countries in western and middle
    • in reality not translatable into a western language, because
    • When you go towards the west you notice throughout within the
  • Title: First Class, Vol. I: Lesson 2
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    • recognize if someone is from the north, from the west or the
  • Title: First Class, Vol. II: Lesson 15
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    • look down at the lowest creatures and up at the glowing,
  • Title: First Class Lessons: Lesson XXII (recapitulation)
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    • the world, where the forces swing from west to east, from east
    • to west, permeating us. These are the same forces that grasp
    • the earth's air when it moves from east to west.
  • Title: First Class Lessons: Lesson XXIII (recapitulation)
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    • all sides, from the east and the west, from the south and the
  • Title: The Social Question: Lecture I: The True Form of the Social Question
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    • narrowest boundaries, these have caused a multitude of bad luck
  • Title: The Social Question: Lecture VI: What Significance does Work have for the Modern Proletarian?
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    • narrowest sense, and the religious life, the economic life, the
    • spiritual life, when the lowest teacher no longer asks: what
    • ideal does not reach the lowest wage-labourer? Obviously here
  • Title: Lecture: Richard Wagner and Mysticism
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    • Our remote ancestors lived in a region lying to the West of Europe,
    • their forefathers lived away yonder in the West and wandered towards
    • cup passed to Joseph of Arimathea who brought it to the West. After
  • Title: Lecture: Spiritual Wisdom in the Early Christian Centuries
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    • Now a change took place in Western culture between all that lived in
    • Divine Spirit. Plato said in effect: the Ideas are the lowest
    • complete and all-embracing — was merely the lowest expression of
    • demon. But in the West the dictum went forth that Plotinus was
  • Title: Community Building
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    • West and East: Contrasting Worlds.
  • Title: Polarities in Evolution: Lecture 1: Evolution and Consciousness, Lucifer, Ahriman
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    • questions around the theme of the polarities of West and East,
    • way of thinking evolve in the Western world, with earthly
    • ideas of the West have a great deal of human
    • the globe and found that having sailed away to the west
  • Title: Polarities in Evolution: Lecture 2: East, West, and the Culture of Middle Europe, the Science of Initiation
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    • questions around the theme of the polarities of West and East,
    • moved from the west to the east. Civilization itself
    • however moved from east to west. These two movements can
    • from east to west, whilst the physical basis comes from
    • migrations that proceeded from west to east.
    • In that form it travelled westward through Greece and
    • Europeans are far from understood by Western Europeans;
    • Western Europeans are far from understood by Central
    • Europeans fail to communicate, but Central and Western
    • of representatives of initiation knowledge, Western
    • Western
    • the West present initiation knowledge in books available
    • thing in many documents published particularly by Western
    • certainly true for Western initiation science. You will
    • attitude has its roots in the essential nature of Western
    • among Western initiates in their societies, and that
    • there are indeed initiates moving around among Western
    • major secret. The usual initiation knowledge in Western
    • It is a peculiar characteristic of this Western
    • encounter your own ideas of the spirit as a Western
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  • Title: Polarities in Evolution: Lecture 3: Political Empires
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    • questions around the theme of the polarities of West and East,
    • thinking that has become customary in Western Europe and
    • way. Western secret societies in particular have been
    • Let me say just one thing. When you look to the West you
    • In the West there was a point to saying ‘I am a
  • Title: Polarities in Evolution: Lecture 4: Western Secret Societies, Jesuitism, Leninism
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  • Title: Polarities in Evolution: Lecture 5: How the Material Can Be Understood Only through the Spirit
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    • questions around the theme of the polarities of West and East,
  • Title: Polarities in Evolution: Lecture 6: Materialism and Mysticism, Knowledge as a Deed of the Soul
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    • questions around the theme of the polarities of West and East,
    • now been scientific evidence that Western culture is in a
    • furthering the decline of Western culture.
    • the decline of the West to full realization, the
    • Western world, for we shall find the upward path again.
    • the Western world at full tilt. It is not a question of
  • Title: Polarities in Evolution: Lecture 7: Materialism, Mysticism, Anthroposophy, Liberalism, Conservatism
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    • questions around the theme of the polarities of West and East,
    • the people of the Western world have arrived at exactly
    • century onwards have become standard in Western
    • beings of the Western world are in the process of
    • and Buechner, merely stated what Western humankind was
  • Title: Polarities in Evolution: Lecture 8: The Opposition of Knowledge and Faith, Its Overcoming
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  • Title: Polarities in Evolution: Lecture 9: East, West, and Middle
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    • questions around the theme of the polarities of West and East,
    • In the West
    • this, particularly in the West. Thus William James [
    • rise up into awareness for the people of the Western
    • Western world, today, can see that it is a preparatory
    • faculties developed in the West.
    • West. In future the inner soul and spirit will be
    • that in these Western regions people are very much
    • of this the Western world is tending to become extremely
    • is predominantly a Western product and, coming from the
    • West, has overrun the Middle and is spreading to the
    • the West the spirit is a matter for the future; at
    • well as a physical body. In the West today, human beings
    • and West. The East originally had a very advanced culture
    • but it has fallen into decadence. In the West a great
    • life, and in the West today still materialism with the
    • West, finally, in Puritanism, for instance, the spiritual
    • West, ideas that have so far developed only in relation
    • nothing that has originated in the West; all it does is
    • really is in the first instance the business of the West.
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  • Title: Polarities in Evolution: Lecture 10: Transition from the Luciferic to the Ahrimanic Age and the Christ Event to Come
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    • West, which is totally lacking in cohesive vision, reaches its limits
  • Title: Polarities in Evolution: Lecture 11: Modern Science and Christianity, Threefold Social Order, Goetheanism
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    • spirit of the West’. [
    • spirit of the West did not initially relate at all to the
  • Title: Problems of Our Time: Lecture II
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    • East and West in the near future, for East and West have
    • West, reached its climax in the second half of the nineteenth
    • and “Ideology” in the West mean one and the same
    • economics — as Maya. The Westerner, on the other hand,
    • appeared in the West. People are convinced that they need only
    • Fatalism of the West, Fatalism of the East — we know them
    • civilized world in manifold forms. Looking at the West,
    • steer in this direction, and the West must take the lead. Here
    • Observe the development of language, passing from East to West.
    • farther West we go as regards language, the more we find in
    • body. Here lies the secret of the Western languages, that in
    • intuitively more than passes over into the sound. In the West,
    • the West is Ideology, though quite another Ideology from the
    • in time (as, in the East and West in space) down
  • Title: Problems of Our Time: Lecture III
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    • the “Western,” the other the “Eastern.”
    • We carry the Western form with peculiar strength in our own
    • nature, but we see it more and more definitely the further West
    • in the Western world, in all the Western attitude towards life.
    • or Socrates in history. For the Western world the only
    • He should penetrate the entire Western view of the world. The
    • Westerner. An entirely different spirit speaks. Just as the
    • Western one, so the entire soul-mood of Rabindranath
    • relation between the Eastern and Western peoples of Europe if
  • Title: Problems of Our Time: Main Features of the Social Question and the Threefold Order of the Social Organism
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    • from the lowest form to the highest grade in the public
    • ago in Western Europe, in the words: “Liberty, Equality

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