Posts Tagged ‘Love’

12 – Love Your Neighbor

Billed as half of the fulfillment of the law, we are faced with, the sometimes difficult task, of loving our neighbor. MacDonald treats the subject with the same persuasive power he meets any spiritual challenge.

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05 – Unforgivable

Many people have tortured themselves thinking they had committed the unforgivable sin. MacDonald sheds what light he had on the subject, and does a fine job of helping us to a fuller understanding of the text and our relationship with our Creator.

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44 – The New Man

Finishing up with the tenth chapter we tie up faith, humility and love as the ingredients necessary for opening the door that may lead us to the New Man. This is great stuff!

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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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26 – The House on the Rock

This section of the book covers visions. Visions meant to awaken man to see the path of destruction he has chosen and how quickly we are moving our planet toward it. Private visions to guide people toward their own spiritual development as well as false visions and how to distinguish the difference.

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According to Gurdjieff, Grief is a positive emotion. He said, a positive or Real emotion, comes from Higher Emotional Center and has no opposite. It has no tinge of self-emotion. We can imagine an emotion not contaminated with self-interest, but that’s usually as good as it gets with us in our ordinary state.

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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.