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066 – Who’s Who

Parables have been used in esotericism to teach inner meaning for millennia.
To properly understand what they teach we need to know who represents what.

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When one begins to study the Fourth Way there are so many pitfalls it’s a wonder that anyone makes much progress. There is much one needs to know in the beginning. Due to the nature of the system and the human condition it simply can’t all be grasped at once.

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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.