Archive for May, 2009

154 – Mi to Fa

When I try to go from Mi to Fa I end up going from depression to lame self-observation.

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154 – Shopping

Like the clerk in the shop, the Work asks you what you want. Do you know or do you just think you know? It all looks so good all dressed up in the window, but when we get it home we often find it wasn’t what we thought it would be.

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153 – Attention

Most folks imagine they concentrate well until they try to meditate. Why can’t I keep my attention on something for more than a few seconds? What’s behind that?

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153 – The Cross

What exactly is this cross that esotericism says I must take up if I wish to develop? It’s certainly not the exoteric wooden one. This is inner development, not outer development.

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152 – Real Peace

Is it possible to attain real peace and real happiness while we still have False Personality?

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152 – Green Cheese

Moving from the man in the moon to the moon in the man is something we each must do along the way to self-development. Green cheese isn’t the only thing on the menu.

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About Esoteric Talks

"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.