Posts Tagged ‘esoteric teachings’

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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198 – Reciprocity

There’s a question here but the answer spontaneously turned out to be two-fold. Sometimes we ask the wrong question for the answer we need to receive.

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175 – Mixing

Mixing teachings often isn’t a good idea. It’s not to protect the teaching as much as to protect our potential progress from the acquired part of ourselves.

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128 – Believing

Esoteric teachings appear to contain an enormous amount of contradictions. If we wish to develop something’s got to give. If we desire to change we’re going to have to understand things differently. We’re going to have to get beyond belief.

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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.