Posts Tagged ‘Parables’

23 – The Mark

An eye opening look at the real meaning of the parable of the prodigal son. The parable is so well known it takes a psychological hammer to break through our preconceived notions and old associations.

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22 – The Mark

What is your supreme meaning? How can the obvious real meaning of popular esoteric writings be so consistently misunderstood? Why can’t we understand our way of seeing things is the problem?

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305 – Cloaking Device

A tour of the need, purpose and use of parable, allegory and fable in the transmission of esoteric ideas. Sadly, if this is misunderstood it can act as a barrier to the reception of these ancient ideas seeded on the earth to open the way for man’s possible transformation.

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11 – The Mark

Why is it that esoteric stories and parables have hidden meanings? We look at some stories and parables in esoteric writings that are so familiar to us it’s difficult to get beyond what we know to what we don’t know but need to know.

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01 – The Mark

We begin our examination of Dr. Maurice Nicoll’s final book, The Mark. Much of the material is familiar. The difference is the subtle depth of fine points that are the result of his spiritual maturity.

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50 – The New Man

The seventh and final parable defining the Kingdom of Heaven is explained and discussed as we finish up the eleventh chapter of The New Man. Painfully, we are directed to notice that we imagine we understand when we do not.

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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.