Posts Tagged ‘Vineyards’

38 – The Mark

Literal meaning can be a lock on the door to understanding. Wine, clothing, vineyards are all physical things that can be taken literally. There’s nothing wrong with that. If you wish to develop you must get beyond the literal to the esoteric meaning behind those things.

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304 – Sour Grapes

The purpose of an esoteric school, represented in esoteric literature as a vineyard, is the production of fruit. The fruit can and must be produced in an individual. Knowing what blocks the production of fruit is a crucial study.

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11 – The Mark

Why is it that esoteric stories and parables have hidden meanings? We look at some stories and parables in esoteric writings that are so familiar to us it’s difficult to get beyond what we know to what we don’t know but need to know.

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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.