Posts Tagged ‘goodness’

18 – The New Man

The purpose of all truth is to teach us to will to do what is good. The False part of us wills good only to itself. It is this conflict, between the truth and what is good that is at the heart of our struggle to develop.

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16 – The New Man

The difference between Knowledge and Being is discussed as well as the ultimate aim of all esoteric teachings being the idea of Goodness. What part knowledge plays in either bring us closer to the aim or taking us in the opposite direction.

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298 – Emotional Enigma

Esoteric ideas don’t amount to a hill of beans if they are not properly ordered in our intellectual part. We can think all sorts of things that aren’t true. The ideas must be arranged properly and that is the work of our emotional part.

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297 – Being Played

No one likes to think of themselves as a piece in a cosmic game. There are many things that are true about which we do not like to think and do not wish to believe. It doesn’t change the truth.

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204 – Goodness

With so many people trying to be good you’d think there’d be more goodness in the world. What’s up with that?

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165 – My Precious

In our story the One Ring is firmly attached in our noses and we blindly serve our own worst interests thinking how happy we are. There is a Greater Good that we may serve if we wish to develop internally.

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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.