Posts Tagged ‘belief’

03 – The Mark

We take a fresh look at faith as a way of thinking instead of the ordinary way of taking it as belief, which it is not. A number of parables are used to illustrate the kind of thinking that can show us what the senses can’t see.

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40 – The New Man

We continue with our esoteric exploration of faith as related by the hidden meaning of parables. Faith is not belief and belief is not faith. Man is seen as a seed that needs to develop into something more.

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39 – The New Man

Chapter 10, part 1 deals with the dramatic example of faith as related in the Gospel story of the Mount of Transfiguration. What a surprise! Faith, like almost everything else, has a much deeper, esoteric meaning.

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30 – The New Man

We explore the meaning of faith represented by Peter in the Gospels. This is a fascinating perspective that brings new meaning to familiar Gospel stories and characters.

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258 Cyclops

Nearly everyone observes themselves. Why isn’t everyone developing? The misunderstanding surrounding proper Self-Observation, as taught by esoteric schools is huge. It takes years to hone the skill through proper practice.

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159 – Force of Faith

Though faith may be greatly misunderstood there comes a point in our work when we cannot move forward without its force. Learn to distinguish the difference between belief and faith.

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"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.