Posts Tagged ‘Understanding’

29 – The Mark

Understanding the parables in the Gospels doesn’t come naturally. It takes study, but it also takes application so that we can begin to experience metanoia, change of mind, so crucial to new birth.

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21 – The Mark

Continuing with the idea of Metanoia as a state of understanding as a starting point for the further development of what a man can become. We begin to touch on the idea of what opposes this development and why it is so here on this earth.

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25 – Seven Mansions

This section deals with the Trinity. The process of stripping away the skin over our understanding can be quite painful. No wonder so few wish to pay the price to gain new meaning from esoteric truth.

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50 – The New Man

The seventh and final parable defining the Kingdom of Heaven is explained and discussed as we finish up the eleventh chapter of The New Man. Painfully, we are directed to notice that we imagine we understand when we do not.

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07 – Seven Mansions

This section lays out a mind boggling plan that incorporates the entire universe and everything in it. It stretches the limits of our understanding to grasp the scale of creation.

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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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"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.