Archive for April, 2012

38 – The House on the Rock

In this section of the book we talk about charity from beggars on the street to foreign aid to countries. You might be surprised at some of the answers Brian receives to some interesting questions he asks. This gives charity and giving whole new meaning.

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18 – The New Man

The purpose of all truth is to teach us to will to do what is good. The False part of us wills good only to itself. It is this conflict, between the truth and what is good that is at the heart of our struggle to develop.

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37 – The House on the Rock

We address the difficult idea of God in an attempt to glean new meaning from a more spiritual perspective. A cosmology is presented that may challenge our exoteric views of the Creator and the Universe. Suffering and God’s mercy is also discussed.

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17 – The New Man

TFor us, the truth is usually apprehended intellectually by gathering knowledge of the truth. This is only half the battle. Truth must be applied to gain the understanding that leads to acting from the truth for the sake of goodness alone.

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36 – The House on the Rock

The Way to Perfection is long and hard. Some would have you believe, and wish to believe themselves, that there is no such way. If you can put your fears and preconceptions aside for a time you might find this very interesting.

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16 – The New Man

The difference between Knowledge and Being is discussed as well as the ultimate aim of all esoteric teachings being the idea of Goodness. What part knowledge plays in either bring us closer to the aim or taking us in the opposite direction.

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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.