Posts Tagged ‘knowledge’

28 – The New Man

We finish up with the idea of wisdom in the Gospels and move on to Simon Peter and what he represents in the Gospels and, more importantly, in ourselves. This section is rich with inner meaning.

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21 – The New Man

The whole purpose of esoteric teachings is not simply to gather knowledge of the truth. The truth must lead to something if it is to be any value at all. After we learn of the truth we must develop the will to do the truth for the truth.

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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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285 – More Being

All the talk in the world won’t change our Being. It may help us to gather the knowledge we need to apply to ourselves. Proper application on a daily basis will bring us understanding and ultimately change our level of Being.

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281 – Mañana

Putting off till tomorrow what you can do today may seem like a good idea at the time, but it may not be a wise choice when it comes to the work of self-development. Biting the bullet and applying the work to your own being is something most people never do.

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263 – Disparity

No internal development is possible until we can bridge the disparity within us. We all know better but act worse. Imagination helps us keep the buffers in place so we never see the disparity between what we know and what we do.

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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.