Posts Tagged ‘Parables’

20 – Living Time

Because we are Time blind we must have parables, analogies and allegories to help us grasp the ideas that can help us understand the fourth dimension, Time. Only in this way can we begin to develop a new level of being.

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38 – The Mark

Literal meaning can be a lock on the door to understanding. Wine, clothing, vineyards are all physical things that can be taken literally. There’s nothing wrong with that. If you wish to develop you must get beyond the literal to the esoteric meaning behind those things.

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33 – The Mark

The bread in the parable of the prodigal son and the Lord’s prayer is not literal bread. It has an esoteric meaning. If we wish to develop we must learn to nourish that which can develop.

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31 – The Mark

How is it that the disciples who followed Jesus didn’t understand what he taught even after three years? How much more difficult must it be for us to understand the esoteric truth hidden in the parables?

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30 – The Mark

The literal, sense based mind hinders spiritual progress. This is why metanoia and new birth are required to develop beyond the animal mind and body given us at birth.

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29 – The Mark

Understanding the parables in the Gospels doesn’t come naturally. It takes study, but it also takes application so that we can begin to experience metanoia, change of mind, so crucial to new birth.

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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.