Posts Tagged ‘prayer’

20 – Difficulty With Prayer

MacDonald hammers out an image of prayer as revealed through the story of the Wedding Feast at Cana. His perspective is so refreshing and heart felt it is remarkable in its loveliness.

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19 – Jesus On Prayer

MacDonald addresses himself to the parable of the unjust judge, and reveals a delightful angle to an often poorly understood, or misunderstood story. He brings light without compromise.

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31 – Seven Mansions

The Seventh Veil is so far beyond our current state that it’s impractical. We discuss the restoration of creation to its original state of perfection. Evil is discussed and understood esoterically.

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34 – The New Man

We examine the esoteric meaning of the Lord’s prayer, the purpose of prayer and formulating a proper request. This is very different from the kinds of prayers we acquired in life.

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33 – The New Man

A simple way of looking at the mystery of prayer is to see it as response to request. What we must learn is how to make a proper request that will evoke the response we desire from something higher.

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32 – The New Man

Prayer, as taught in the Gospels, is communication between something higher and something lower. There are requirements we must meet to open a communication with something higher. It takes specific knowledge and specific effort.

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About Esoteric Talks

"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.