At the end of his life, during 1924-25, having worked intensely to develop anthroposophy, especially during the last 23 years of his life, Rudolf Steiner formulated a number of “leading thoughts”, trying to summarize anthroposophy as in an extract. From this perspective, he expressed:
“Anthroposophy is a path of knowledge, to guide the Spiritual in the human being to the Spiritual in the universe. It arises in man as a need of the heart, of the life of feeling; and it can be be justified only inasmuch as it can satisfy this inner need. He alone can acknowledge anthroposophy, who finds in it what he himself in his own inner life feels impelled to seek. Hence only they can be anthroposophists who feel certain questions on the nature of man and the universe as an elemental need of life, just as one feels hunger and thirst.” (source)
Who was Rudolf Steiner?
As usual those who are far ahead on the path of the human journey, or more far up the mountain, or at the top of the pyramid, are ridiculed by those who have not arrived there, and therefore missing the insight to understand what the people who are on the top have learned, what insights they received from all they went through. Not only in this earthly life, but in all earlier incarnations.
So is Rudolf Steiner as well. His views though are mixed with the words that were available at that time, to be able to write down what was needed to be written.
What is Anthroposophy?