Posts Tagged ‘contradictions’

309 – Balaam’s Donkey

What’s to keep us from imagining that we’re developing when imagination is so powerful, satisfying every center? Are we really struggling against imagination? Is there a way to test our work on ourselves to find if it’s true work?

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23 – The New Man

The idea of righteousness in the Gospels and how it applies to us as we attempt to develop spiritually. We discuss what stands in our way and how to address our contradictions.

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224 – Equipoise

A balanced Man is a beautiful thing. As we are we don’t know much about that, but we do have some examples that it would serve us well to follow. If we can get our Pride and Vanity out of the way long enough to get a glimpse of their beauty.

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128 – Believing

Esoteric teachings appear to contain an enormous amount of contradictions. If we wish to develop something’s got to give. If we desire to change we’re going to have to understand things differently. We’re going to have to get beyond belief.

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031 – Union of Opposites 3

Our final presentation in the series of Unifying Opposites deals with the practical application of the ideas in our everyday life.

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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.