Posts Tagged ‘Light’

35 – Mirrors of the Lord

MacDonald exposes us to an interesting study of a well known verse that opens new meaning to us if we’re willing to receive it.

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08 – Living Time

The idea of consciousness as light is explored as not simply a matter of quantity but also of quality.

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03 – Living Time

A scientific examination of the data the five senses send to our brains for translation and interpretation. When we step back from our ordinary state of consciousness and look more objectively it becomes clear the five senses are not worthy of the trust we put in them. This is a transforming idea.

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27 – The New Man

The idea of wisdom in the Gospels is explored from the perspective of esoteric teachings about the possible inner development of a man apart from his external life.

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40 – The House on the Rock

We talk about the meaning of the Trinity. In the book it is likened to fire, light and warmth. This section also discusses the purpose and practice of prayer. It’s not the best news since much of it’s purpose is to burn away our impurities and that can be painful.

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227 – Feeling Bad

Two questions that were closely related are answered here. Internal Considering and Identification with the False Personality are sure ways to get into bad states.

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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.