Archive for March, 2013

305 – Cloaking Device

A tour of the need, purpose and use of parable, allegory and fable in the transmission of esoteric ideas. Sadly, if this is misunderstood it can act as a barrier to the reception of these ancient ideas seeded on the earth to open the way for man’s possible transformation.

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ecently I’ve been reading, No Man Is an Island, by Thomas Merton. He was a Trappist Monk, so […]

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03 – Ocean of Love

Still in the Prologue, Kabir explains to Dharam Das, the reality. Using many analogies we sneak up on an understanding of what it takes for one to be liberated from the prison of the sense mind, false personality and the laws that bind us to them.

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14 – The Mark

There’s a key to understanding the parables given in the esoteric writings we know as the Gospels. The key parable, according to Jesus, is the parable of the sower. We take a close look at this key to understanding.

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304 – Sour Grapes

The purpose of an esoteric school, represented in esoteric literature as a vineyard, is the production of fruit. The fruit can and must be produced in an individual. Knowing what blocks the production of fruit is a crucial study.

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02 – Ocean of Love

We begin, slowly, with the prologue of The Ocean of Love by Kabir. Most of the terms used in this ancient mystic poem are unfamiliar to us. It takes attention and study, but it’s worth it to those wishing to see the common thread of truth running through all esoteric teachings from all eras and areas.

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"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.