Archive for November, 2007

076 – Ouch

Sometimes the truth hurts and sometimes it doesn’t. Unfortunately the times it seems to hurt most is when it’s about us.

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076 – Harmony

We’ve got a number of centers which need to operate in harmony with one another to get our machine in proper order. Where to start?

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075 – Levels

If our level of Being is our level and we can’t do how can we change our level of Being?

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075 – Tradition

Perhaps the most pernicious evil is unintentional evil.

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074 – Working

This is a lot of effort. Why should I work? And, how the Fourth Way and Vipassana meditation may work together.

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074 – How Rude

I used to be so nice. At least I thought. This work is uncovering the truth. A rude awakening for the rude!

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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.