Posts Tagged ‘Ocean of the World’

28 – Ocean of Love


The poem reiterates the need for a guide to cross the ocean of this world and reach the Ocean of Love, our real home and final destination. Somehow it’s easier for us to understand our need for a guide on a safari than it is for us to grasp the need for a spiritual guide.

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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.