Posts Tagged ‘metanoia’

304 – Sour Grapes

The purpose of an esoteric school, represented in esoteric literature as a vineyard, is the production of fruit. The fruit can and must be produced in an individual. Knowing what blocks the production of fruit is a crucial study.

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26 – Seven Mansions

Many energies are explained from an entirely different perspective than the one we have based on science and the five senses. It can be difficult to change gears and think in a new way, but that’s what metanoia, change of thinking is all about.

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03 – The Mark

We take a fresh look at faith as a way of thinking instead of the ordinary way of taking it as belief, which it is not. A number of parables are used to illustrate the kind of thinking that can show us what the senses can’t see.

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265 Leviathan

It’s probably not what you think, but you may have a choice if you can just reach a little higher. Esoteric teachings show us that raising our level is much better than meeting Leviathan on his own turf.

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261 Attitude Adjustment

We all know people who need an attitude adjustment. What we don’t usually know is that we’re the people who need the attitude adjustment. It’s always more interesting to work on others than do the hard work of addressing the real problem–our many selves.

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250 – Thinking

Just because the wheels are turning doesn’t mean we’re thinking. What we call thinking in the ordinary mind is more like random thoughts crashing into one another in a chain reaction of associations.

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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.