Archive for February, 2011

246 – Being Buffered

This is a good one. Someone is actually observing himself. It’s possible. It can happen if we follow instructions and value self-development.

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246 – Amnesia

We’ve forgotten something very important. Esoteric teachings aim at making us remember what that is. Sadly we often forget to remember the aim at all.

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The Inquisition was an ecclesiastical tribunal established by Pope Gregory IX c. 1232 for the suppression of heresy. It was active chiefly in northern Italy and southern France, becoming notorious for the use of torture. In 1542 the papal Inquisition was reinstituted to combat Protestantism, eventually becoming an organ of papal government.

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245 – Center Mass

There is a line of least resistance that we follow. It’s necessary, but it’s also necessary to leave it at some point, if we wish to develop further and in a different direction.

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245 – Being Used

It’s interesting how we want to be influenced by something higher but can’t believe it’s possible. When someone is influenced by something higher we relegate them to the lunatic fringe.

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244 – Destruction

If you’re paying attention you’ve noticed that destruction crops up everywhere on our planet again and again. We need to understand what this is if we are to develop. When we don’t understand we need to generate the force of understanding not destroy what we don’t understand.

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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.