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Born in 1861, Dr. Rudolf Steiner was a great Austrian polymath, philosopher and scientist who made influential contributions in the fields of education, science, spirituality and medicine. His writings cover a wide range of subjects, and he published more than 25 books, including "Mysticism at the Dawn of the Modern Age," "The Way of Initiation," and "Intuitive Thinking as a Spiritual Path: The Philosophy of Freedom." He developed and taught an esoteric spiritual philosophy called anthroposophy, based on "the science of the spirit." Today, we will explore selected parts from Dr. Rudolf Steiner's book "The Way of Initiation." The author reveals how by balancing our inner and outer life, one can continue a safer and more promising path in attaining higher knowledge. Further in the chapter "The Path of Discipleship," the importance of taking enough time in tranquility to contemplate on the essence of life's experiences is emphasized. "He does not learn in order that he may accumulate wisdom as his own treasure, but in order that he may put his learning at the service of the world." "Provide for yourself moments of inward calm, and in these moments learn to distinguish between the real and the unreal." "Our aim, in moments of retirement, must be to contemplate and judge our own experiences and actions, as though it were not ourselves but some other person to whom they applied."