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29 – Self-Denial 1

MacDonald tackles possibly the most misunderstood idea in Christianity. That of self-denial and its ramifications. The self about which he writes must be properly understood before he can be put aside.

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25 – Living Time

Dr. Nicoll continues to address our limited conceptions concerning time while building the groundwork for us to be able to extract new, higher meaning from the idea of Time.

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28 – Voice of Job 4

MacDonald finishes up with the justification of Job and his proper alignment with his new knowledge of God’s love, mercy and justice. Job’s prosperity is more than just physical as he comes to better know the ways of God are far above the ways of man.

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24 – Living Time

Dr. Nicoll discusses the impermeability of the Life in Time. It’s taken us a while to get to this point because of the need to deconstruct our illusions and limitations about Time as we perceive it.

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27 – Voice of Job 3

If Job was righteous, as the prologue states, what was his shortcoming? When God speaks to him out of the whirlwind, what is the meaning. Is it a rebuke or a reminder?

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23 – Living Time

The fact that our ordinary consciousness is so limited by pride, vanity, self-love and imagination makes Living Time tedious. Through spaced repetition and analogies Dr. Nicoll drags it up bit by bit. Let’s cooperate with higher ideas.

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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.