124. Where does the spirit residing in a life form take in its nourishment, and where does it obtain this?
125. The answer to this question is very clear:
126. The spirit takes in its nourishment from the outside into itself, into its spiritual mass, which does not need a mouth.
127. This nourishment consists of pure fine-fluidal-energetical, cosmic-electromagnetic form and lives in all things.
128. Every life form, however, also sends out energy streams from its inner spirit-form, which are again picked up by other inner spirit-forms and processed as nourishment.
129. From this it follows that all existing life forms are connected to each other through their inner spirit-forms and provide each other with spiritual energies.
130. This means that each life form is dependent on the other and forms a oneness in the individual as well as in the mass.
131. This is the brotherly and sisterly connectedness of the life forms.
132. In addition to this form of nourishment, however, the spirit still needs another nourishment because, as with the material life form, nourishment and liquid are necessary for the preservation of the body, so the spirit also needs both factors, only that these are manifested in spiritual-energetical form.
133. So now the first energy-form is obtained from other life forms, the second nourishment form is obtained from the cosmic-electromagnetic level, in likewise spiritual energy-form, and the third form is created by the consciousness-based thinking process, through which knowledge and wisdom, love and other powers are formed in the consciousness and in the spirit.
134. These are therefore the second and third nourishment form of the spirit.
135. This is the bread and the wine of which Jmmanuel had spoken; the nourishment of the spirit.
- AA (Page 356 / 358)
Love and True Love from the book Arahat Athersata
195. Love power is therefore created through the thinking and then spreads out via the feeling-centre to the body and the environment.
196. Love, however, at the same time means nourishment for the spirit as well as for the consciousness and for the life itself.
197. In accordance with the law, the Earth human being must therefore act in love if he/she wants to do justice to the life and his/her mission.
198. Love, can, however, only come into being through knowledge, truth and wisdom, through which it develops into the universal love and becomes absolutely permanent.
213. True love arises from a secure knowledge in recognition of a Gemut-based spiritual-fine-sensitive feeling, through which it becomes wisdom. (Note: Gemut is the spiritual counterpart to the Psyche)
214. In itself it holds clear and in-the-knowledge right feelings and spiritual fine-sensitive feelings in honest recognition and use.
215. This mans that it represents an absolute certainty and is never changeable.
216. Once it has found the level of its existence, it can no longer be torn out by any powers at all.
217. True love, however, also means secure comprehension, created from out of the knowledge in cognition of a spiritual fine-sensitive feeling and the recognition of creational recommendations and laws.
218. In the Earth human being, this comprehension relates to the understanding of all creational regulation and to the understanding of his/her own inner nature and his/her feelings, as well as to the inner nature and feelings of their fellow human beings.
219. However, where this understanding is inadequate or does not exist at all, then no love is able to arise, quite the contrary; out of the lack of this understanding, through corresponding thought-forms, confusions and irrationalities develop which simulate opinion-based feelings to the Earth human being, that is, feelings which are erroneous feelings and therefore cannot find any permanence