Posts Tagged ‘Confusion’

257 – Mumbo-Jumbo

There’s a great deal that sounds like Mumbo-Jumbo to us in esoteric teachings. We can cut through that if we wish. Depends on our aim. This Work isn’t a cake walk and if you expect it to be it will surely sound like Mumbo-Jumbo to you.

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175 – Mixing

Mixing teachings often isn’t a good idea. It’s not to protect the teaching as much as to protect our potential progress from the acquired part of ourselves.

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132 – What State

Esoteric teachings direct us to value what is valuable. Those things are generally unknown to the five senses. Knowing what state you’re in is more than a matter of outer geography.

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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.