Archive for September, 2012

09 – Seven Mansions

A look behind the veil of flesh with which we navigate the world in which we find ourselves. Definition of terms help us to get our spiritual bearings in a simple world made complex by our misunderstanding.

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40 – The New Man

We continue with our esoteric exploration of faith as related by the hidden meaning of parables. Faith is not belief and belief is not faith. Man is seen as a seed that needs to develop into something more.

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08 – Seven Mansions

The challenge of this section for the traditionally trained religious will be the expansion of consciousness necessary to overcome the objections that present themselves to us. Try to keep an open mind.

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39 – The New Man

Chapter 10, part 1 deals with the dramatic example of faith as related in the Gospel story of the Mount of Transfiguration. What a surprise! Faith, like almost everything else, has a much deeper, esoteric meaning.

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07 – Seven Mansions

This section lays out a mind boggling plan that incorporates the entire universe and everything in it. It stretches the limits of our understanding to grasp the scale of creation.

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38 – The New Man

Commentary on The New Man, by Maurice Nicoll.

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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.