Archive for the ‘Phat Podcasts’ Category

293 – Five Men

The Fourth Way defines man in many different ways according to where they stand in relation to this Work. Good Householder, Tramp, Lunatic and Hasnamous are four classifications. There is a fifth that is often overlooked but very important for those who wish to develop on this path.

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292 – iStates

Some might wish for the ability to be in two places at the same time, but it’s only because they are unaware of their location in the most important place in the Universe. To those places we remain blind until we learn how to work on ourselves.

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291 – Mismatch

Just as it’s not wise to judge a book by its cover it’s also unwise to judge the internal man by how the external man appears or behaves in our perception. It’s up to us to adjust our own mismatch between our inner and outer selves.

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290 – A Dog’s Tail

Self-Remembering sounds easy. It may well be easy for someone who is awake. Since we’re not, we need to make the kinds of specific efforts needed to move along toward something more real, more internal than where we ordinarily live.

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289 – Layering

Esoteric teachings tell us we are not the body. This can make sense to us intellectually and even emotionally to some degree. It’s hard to rise above body consciousness however. Here are some practical ways to assist you in this vital realization.

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288 – Binding

Not all imagination is negative, but we don’t know much about the part that isn’t. This doesn’t mean we can’t learn. Properly directed imagination can be a powerful tool helping us to bind that which enslaves us.

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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.