Posts Tagged ‘Prodigal Son’

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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32 – The Mark

Esoteric teachings tell us there is a side of ourselves that we have lost. The essential part of us that has been forgotten but can be remembered. This is the aim of development.

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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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"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.