Posts Tagged ‘truth’

17 – The Mark

The three categories of man, where the teaching of esotericism is sown, and how the teaching is received.

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29 – The New Man

We discuss the strange and dangerous contradiction between truth and good. The logic of the intellect clings to truth and murders goodness because of its lack of understanding.

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28 – The New Man

We finish up with the idea of wisdom in the Gospels and move on to Simon Peter and what he represents in the Gospels and, more importantly, in ourselves. This section is rich with inner meaning.

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24 – The New Man

Why is it that the truth must be so offensive to us? We discuss the two levels in man about which the Gospels speak. The lower, outer level takes offense at the higher, inner level of a man.

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22 – The New Man

This section of the book discusses the idea that truth must be supplanted. After serving its purpose truth must take second place to the Good that it has produced, if it has been properly applied.

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21 – The New Man

The whole purpose of esoteric teachings is not simply to gather knowledge of the truth. The truth must lead to something if it is to be any value at all. After we learn of the truth we must develop the will to do the truth for the truth.

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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.