Archive for January, 2012

291 – Being Lucid

It’s difficult to make progress when you don’t have a clear, well stated, well organized aim or goal. It’s like wandering in the woods when you have no senes of direction or purpose.

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291 – Mismatch

Just as it’s not wise to judge a book by its cover it’s also unwise to judge the internal man by how the external man appears or behaves in our perception. It’s up to us to adjust our own mismatch between our inner and outer selves.

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22 – The House on the Rock

This one is rich and challenging. The subjects are Death and Life and go into more detail about the Real Mind, the Soul and the relationship they have to each other. It sheds new light on our meaning and mission as human beings.

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02 – The New Man

Chapter one, part two of The New Man. We look at the reason for parables. Esoteric truth cannot be understood directly by the outer man. The parable is designed to penetrate to the inner man.

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290 – A Dog’s Tail

Self-Remembering sounds easy. It may well be easy for someone who is awake. Since we’re not, we need to make the kinds of specific efforts needed to move along toward something more real, more internal than where we ordinarily live.

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290 – Being Renewed

At the threshold of a new year is a good time to consider deeply the idea of renewal. There is much for us to do to prepare ourselves to be renewed. It’s not easy but it is a worthwhile effort on the path of development.

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About Esoteric Talks

"No good deed goes unpunished."

The person most frequently credited as the originator of the phrase is playwright Clare Boothe Luce. Also credited have been playwright Noel Coward, writer Oscar Wilde, journalist Walter Winchell and the late Washington Post writer Bill Gold. The original idea is probably an ancient proverb.

Appearing cynical on the surface, a closer examination of human nature reveals the False Personality to be incredibly vengeful and petty due to its hubris.

Plato has Socrates say, "An unexamined life is not worth living." The reason no good deed goes unpunished is because most people are living lives not worth living. If you feel a sting, that probably means you are spending more time and energy examining the lives of others than you are examining your own.