Posts Tagged ‘John the Baptist’

36 – The Mark

John the Baptist is more than just a character in a story. His meaning, esoterically, is vital to our understanding of the Truth. He represents a side of truth that can be violent and must be replaced by another.

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46 – The New Man

Two ways of looking at Truth are represented by John the Baptist and Jesus. Two ways of looking at Truth, externally, are represented by John the Baptist and the Pharisees.

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45 – The New Man

To understand the esoteric idea of the kingdom of heaven taught in the parables one must see it in a new way. John and Jesus were not only cousins, but two pictures of man.

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35 – The New Man

The three levels of truth taught in esoteric writings are transmitted by three different teaching methods. Moses, John the Baptist and Jesus represent these different levels in an outer form. The teachings manifest differently and therefore must be understood accordingly.

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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.