Archive for September, 2013

29 – Ocean of Love

The poem recounts the many pitfalls in the world that keep us from reaching our Real Home. The sixteen powers of Sat Purush and the requirements of the path of the renunciate that lead to liberation are enumerated. The path of the renunciate is only one way to liberation. There is another way for the rest of us.

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40 – The Mark

The purpose of esoteric teaching, in every epoch and area, is to sow the seed of truth into humanity. The purpose of this truth is to make us think differently. To raise us from a lower level to a higher level.

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28 – Ocean of Love

The poem reiterates the need for a guide to cross the ocean of this world and reach the Ocean of Love, our real home and final destination. Somehow it’s easier for us to understand our need for a guide on a safari than it is for us to grasp the need for a spiritual guide.

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39 – The Mark

We’ve heard so much about the end of the world, the Mayan calendar and the second coming that we’ve lost our perspective. What’s it all about? According to esoteric teaching there is some sense to be made of all this.

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27 – Ocean of Love

The poem continues with Kabir rebuking and restoring Dharam Das for his lack of faith in the Word. Dharam Das is still worried about his son, Narayan, who has rejected the path of liberation. Dharam Das and his son both represent the two main aspects of our configuration.

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38 – The Mark

Literal meaning can be a lock on the door to understanding. Wine, clothing, vineyards are all physical things that can be taken literally. There’s nothing wrong with that. If you wish to develop you must get beyond the literal to the esoteric meaning behind those things.

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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.