Posts Tagged ‘Sermon on the Mount’

37 – The New Man

This episode continues our look into the spiritual and psychological meaning of the beatitudes. Rather than taking the beatitudes literally, Dr. Nicoll builds a foundation upon which our understanding may rest and deliver new meaning.

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36 – The New Man

We begin here to discuss the esoteric meaning of the beatitudes found in the sermon on the mount. This recording was made later than the rest to make up for a lost fragment of the recordings.

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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.