Archive for January, 2012

294 – iBody

Part of being the way we are is taking the most incredible things for granted. At birth we receive a great gift. One we rarely appreciate for what it is, but this is just the beginning of our journey towards what is possible for us.

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294 – Being Indulgent

We may think being indulgent is something good or not so good. Here’s a different way of looking at it that may give you the opportunity to glean new meaning for your work.

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25 – The House on the Rock

This episode goes into more depth and detail about the Real Mind, the soul, the self and how it’s all related. The analogy of a soldier in an army is used to draw a mental picture of our intricate and invisible make up. Our relationship and responsibility to other sentient beings on our planet is also described and discussed.

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05 – The New Man

The esoteric meaning of the three levels of truth as found in Biblical parables and stories.

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293 – Being Unpleasant

It’s easy to see how offensive others can be. It can be difficult to understand how others could find us offensive. Being unpleasant doesn’t take much effort. It’s so easy we can do it in our sleep. This makes it difficult to observe.

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293 – Five Men

The Fourth Way defines man in many different ways according to where they stand in relation to this Work. Good Householder, Tramp, Lunatic and Hasnamous are four classifications. There is a fifth that is often overlooked but very important for those who wish to develop on this path.

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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.