Posts Tagged ‘false personality’

29 – Self-Denial 1

MacDonald tackles possibly the most misunderstood idea in Christianity. That of self-denial and its ramifications. The self about which he writes must be properly understood before he can be put aside.

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09 – Seven Mansions

A look behind the veil of flesh with which we navigate the world in which we find ourselves. Definition of terms help us to get our spiritual bearings in a simple world made complex by our misunderstanding.

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281 – Being Pinned

No one can win all the time. When the False Personality catches you napping and pins you there are some ideas it helps to remember while you weather the storm.

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278 – Mechanicalness

According to esoteric teachings there is no difference between the mechancially good man and the mechanically bad man. The mechanically good man will have a more difficult path to development.

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274 – The Beast

When, through proper self-observation, we begin to get glimpses of what it is this world has made of us we may wonder, Who is like the beast, and who is able to wage war with him?

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There’s a tradition in formal Fourth Way groups of not answering questions, especially mechanical questions. I’m not wild about mechanical questions either but when you’re dealing with machines it’s difficult to find much else.

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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.