Posts Tagged ‘exoteric’

03 – The New Man

The double meaning of parables. The literal, outer and the esoteric, inner meanings and where they fall on a man.

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234 – The Mark

We miss the mark more often than we hit it. That’s not a bad thing if we know how to use it for our development. We learn more from our failures than we do from our successes if we’re here to work instead of sulk.

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153 – The Cross

What exactly is this cross that esotericism says I must take up if I wish to develop? It’s certainly not the exoteric wooden one. This is inner development, not outer development.

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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.