Archive for May, 2012

23 – The New Man

The idea of righteousness in the Gospels and how it applies to us as we attempt to develop spiritually. We discuss what stands in our way and how to address our contradictions.

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42 – The House on the Rock

We can’t even start to grow spiritually until we begin to ask ourselves what might be the purpose of temporal existence. We talk about this and the popular prophecies of the end times. This can be a little disturbing.

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22 – The New Man

This section of the book discusses the idea that truth must be supplanted. After serving its purpose truth must take second place to the Good that it has produced, if it has been properly applied.

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41 – The House on the Rock

This section may not seem relevant to non-Catholics since it deals with the Vatican II Council and decisions that were made about Church doctrine. Esoteric ideas are still valid and underly this discussion. There is meaning here.

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21 – The New Man

The whole purpose of esoteric teachings is not simply to gather knowledge of the truth. The truth must lead to something if it is to be any value at all. After we learn of the truth we must develop the will to do the truth for the truth.

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40 – The House on the Rock

We talk about the meaning of the Trinity. In the book it is likened to fire, light and warmth. This section also discusses the purpose and practice of prayer. It’s not the best news since much of it’s purpose is to burn away our impurities and that can be painful.

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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.