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by samadhi
Fri Nov 23, 2012 7:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vedanta
Replies: 129
Views: 14056

Re: Vedanta

Also I have recently heard the following from Anadi : Ramana Maharshi describes the spiritual heart as being on the right-hand side of the chest which is not the normal position for humans ... this means that he may not have been the same as most people, he could have existed in a slightly differen...
by samadhi
Fri Nov 23, 2012 7:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Brahman: Real or (Beautiful) Fairy Tale?
Replies: 64
Views: 4998

Re: Brahman: Real or (Beautiful) Fairy Tale?

The real question here rachMeil is - are YOU real or are you a beautiful fairy tale? And if the latter is true, then a fairy tale told to who and by whom? ;) I'd say it depends on what YOU/ME you mean. The rachMiel ego (small self) is a fairy tale, fer sure fer sure ... and a compelling one at that...
by samadhi
Fri Nov 23, 2012 7:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vedanta
Replies: 129
Views: 14056

Re: Vedanta

It's interesting he begins by saying that commenting on texts is so difficult for many reasons, did the sage really say these things ? how are we to interpret them ? and who is interpreting them ? ... and then he goes on for 100 pages doing all these things he is warning about ! Ha ! He is indeed a...
by samadhi
Fri Nov 23, 2012 6:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Brahman: Real or (Beautiful) Fairy Tale?
Replies: 64
Views: 4998

Re: Brahman: Real or (Beautiful) Fairy Tale?

The real question here rachMeil is - are YOU real or are you a beautiful fairy tale? And if the latter is true, then a fairy tale told to who and by whom? ;)
by samadhi
Tue Nov 13, 2012 2:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vedanta
Replies: 129
Views: 14056

Re: Vedanta

Mind seeking the 'knowing' sounds like mind seeking belief. That's just painting the prison walls. A good spiritual teaching will take what you have away from you, not the other way around. Good in my opinion meaning :mrgreen: Yup it will take what you have away from you (ignorance) and reveal what...
by samadhi
Tue Nov 13, 2012 1:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vedanta
Replies: 129
Views: 14056

Re: Vedanta

James doesn't sound like a total nitwit and from what you guys say he must be a pretty decent teacher. He also sounds like a goddam vedanta salesman in that message and some of his characterizations of Eckhart seemed not only over the top, but motivated by self interest. So I threw some back at him...
by samadhi
Tue Nov 13, 2012 1:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vedanta
Replies: 129
Views: 14056

Re: Vedanta

For a while now I've been feeling that I'm not getting IT. Now, since my contact with Vedanta, I see a different possibility: I (already) AM It. It's just that I don't know this ... really know it, in my bones. And Vedanta can help me "attain" (wrong word?) that knowing. Sound close? Totally. You A...
by samadhi
Sun Nov 11, 2012 2:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vedanta
Replies: 129
Views: 14056

Re: Vedanta

And so glad you and others are reading the book. I recommend downloading the free audio files from his website and starting with the 'Self inquiry Berlin seminars' which explain the book in a kind of chronological order. He's a great speaker and doesn't hesitate to kick a$$ haha. Some might find hi...
by samadhi
Sun Nov 11, 2012 2:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vedanta
Replies: 129
Views: 14056

Re: Vedanta

I'm hard on Eckhart from time to time, but James might wanna take a look in the mirror. Firstly, Eckhart's teachings aren't 'nothing but beliefs', they're thoughts from a free floating mind which inevitably end up getting turned into something they aren't by delusion people interested in staying de...
by samadhi
Sun Nov 11, 2012 1:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vedanta
Replies: 129
Views: 14056

Re: Vedanta

Since I have not (yet) seen the light, I would need to have faith in Vedanta's rightness to put my full heart into studying it. That's a toughie for me! Close to a personal taboo: Anything that requires belief/faith is not something I'm happily willing to dive into. But just because it's a personal...
by samadhi
Sun Nov 11, 2012 1:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vedanta
Replies: 129
Views: 14056

Re: Vedanta

This is great, would be interesting to see if Tolle would have a response to what James Swartz said about his teaching. What Swartz is saying it seems to me is that Vedanta provides a way to achieve "knowledge of what one is" as a self-realization experience, or what is referred to as "awakening" e...
by samadhi
Fri Nov 09, 2012 2:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vedanta
Replies: 129
Views: 14056

Re: Vedanta

Thanks, Samadhi. You have a nice way of explaining this. I think in me there is some resistance to learning this type of knowledge because of the intuitive feeling that human freedom cannot possibly require the learning of such specific knowledge as vasanas, gunas, sheaths and so on. There are plen...
by samadhi
Fri Nov 09, 2012 1:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vedanta
Replies: 129
Views: 14056

Re: Vedanta

Okay so I had a bit of an understanding breakthrough. Hopefully I'm getting it right ... The assertion that awareness is unchanging and eternal has always bothered me. When my mind tries to understand what unchanging and eternal means, it runs up against a wall, throws up its hands in disgust, and ...
by samadhi
Thu Nov 08, 2012 10:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vedanta
Replies: 129
Views: 14056

Re: Vedanta

Just for fun, a silly "How many angels on the head of a pin" kind of question: If the universe eventually exhausts itself and fades out to nothing ... absolute nothing, not one iota's iota of matter/energy/existence left ... does awareness (Brahman) persist? In other words, is awareness dependent o...
by samadhi
Thu Nov 08, 2012 10:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vedanta
Replies: 129
Views: 14056

Re: Vedanta

Hey Karmarider :) Inquiry isn't so much then about the experience, or what experiences come from it Rezzin on that, although I would say the experience of freedom from believing things that aren't true is a somewhat tasty fruit. Most def. And the key to liberation from this false little, limited, i...