Posts Tagged ‘Reality’

27 – Living Time

Esoteric literature is full of illustrations of how the phenomenal world is a shadow of a higher world of which we are not presently aware. Our task is to become more aware of the world behind our perceived world.

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04 – Living Time

We continue to explore the devolution of thought since being based on the reality the senses give us, relegating man to the place of a visible, measurable piece of matter in a universe that can only be known through the senses.

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03 – Living Time

A scientific examination of the data the five senses send to our brains for translation and interpretation. When we step back from our ordinary state of consciousness and look more objectively it becomes clear the five senses are not worthy of the trust we put in them. This is a transforming idea.

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02 – Living Time

More exploration of the idea that the most real part of us, the most real part of our life, is invisible. Not only are we invisible, but everyone else is invisible to us. Our sense formed mind will not readily accept this idea. The idea has the power to help us transform.

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03 – Ocean of Love

Still in the Prologue, Kabir explains to Dharam Das, the reality. Using many analogies we sneak up on an understanding of what it takes for one to be liberated from the prison of the sense mind, false personality and the laws that bind us to them.

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233 – Terms

We receive a question about terms, words and their meanings according to the Fourth Way teachings.What’s the difference between unconscious and subconscious and what does it matter?

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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.