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32 – Truth in Jesus 2


This second half is blistering. People dedicated to their church more than to God and His Christ are going to feel the heat. As if they’d be listening to this in the first place.

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28 – Living Time


Changing, or raising our level of being is a Herculean task complicated by our current condition of sleep and imagination. Gaining new meaning concerning Time is a crucial step in raising our level of being.

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31 – Truth in Jesus 1


Sometimes I think the reason these sermons were unspoken is because MacDonald knew they would fall on deaf ears. This one challenges the would be Christian to obey, one of the most difficult areas for the “churched” Christian to comprehend.

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27 – Living Time


Esoteric literature is full of illustrations of how the phenomenal world is a shadow of a higher world of which we are not presently aware. Our task is to become more aware of the world behind our perceived world.

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30 – Self-Denial 2


The biggest problem with self is self-love. It’s like a cloud in front of the sun. It keeps so much that we need to be happy from getting to us so we may benefit from it, and benefit others.

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26 – Living Time


As we labor with ideas that don’t fit in our limited view of the world Dr. Nicoll gives us examples to help us get some foundational ideas from which to extrapolate.

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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.