Archive for April, 2013

309 – Balaam’s Donkey

What’s to keep us from imagining that we’re developing when imagination is so powerful, satisfying every center? Are we really struggling against imagination? Is there a way to test our work on ourselves to find if it’s true work?

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07 – Ocean of Love

The story of creation, according to Kabir, is much like many creation stories. The names are different but as usual it shows that pride goes before a fall. The esoteric poem lines out the arc of our path from above to below and how to get out of the mess in which we find ourselves.

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18 – The Mark

Under the surface of the Parable of the Sower we find three types of man and where esoteric truth falls on them. The depth of this Parable is truly profound.

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308 – Deeper Still

One of the wonderful things about the Infinite is it’s infinite. There’s no end to it. To grasp this idea with the sense mind is impossible. Another mind is needed. A mind built by higher ideas, not data from the senses.

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06 – Ocean of Love

We begin with Kabir’s story of creation and its esoteric meaning. It’s still slow going as we struggle with the vocabulary and difference in culture and tradition. Nevertheless there is an underlying truth that feeds the soul of those who are able to allow it rather than resist the differences.

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17 – The Mark

The three categories of man, where the teaching of esotericism is sown, and how the teaching is received.

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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.