Archive for the ‘Evening Talks’ Category

21 – The New Man

The whole purpose of esoteric teachings is not simply to gather knowledge of the truth. The truth must lead to something if it is to be any value at all. After we learn of the truth we must develop the will to do the truth for the truth.

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20 – The New Man

The words Christ and Jesus have different meanings in the Gospels. The purpose of truth is to lead us to act from Goodness for the sake of Goodness. The healing of the man at the Pool of Bethesda illustrates the path from truth to goodness.

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19 – The New Man

The hidden meaning of the parable of the healing of the man at the pool of Bethesda. This story is rich with spiritual meaning for those who may have ears to hear.

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18 – The New Man

The purpose of all truth is to teach us to will to do what is good. The False part of us wills good only to itself. It is this conflict, between the truth and what is good that is at the heart of our struggle to develop.

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17 – The New Man

TFor us, the truth is usually apprehended intellectually by gathering knowledge of the truth. This is only half the battle. Truth must be applied to gain the understanding that leads to acting from the truth for the sake of goodness alone.

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16 – The New Man

The difference between Knowledge and Being is discussed as well as the ultimate aim of all esoteric teachings being the idea of Goodness. What part knowledge plays in either bring us closer to the aim or taking us in the opposite direction.

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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.