Archive for May, 2011

259 – Being Identified

How can we go with better I’s and not be identified?

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259 – Zombies

Living amongst the living dead is one thing. Not being one of them is an entirely different matter. It’s a good idea to remember they bite and we too are easily infected with the virus of negative emotions.

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There’s a tradition in formal Fourth Way groups of not answering questions, especially mechanical questions. I’m not wild about mechanical questions either but when you’re dealing with machines it’s difficult to find much else.

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258 – Being Rattled

The final day after three weeks of working together in Seoul, South Korea. This is what the people have to say.

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258 Cyclops

Nearly everyone observes themselves. Why isn’t everyone developing? The misunderstanding surrounding proper Self-Observation, as taught by esoteric schools is huge. It takes years to hone the skill through proper practice.

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257 – Being Endangered

It’s said the Work is dangerous. What does that mean? What are the dangers of the Work? In the hands of people with small Being things can quickly go awry.

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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.