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by Hiren Shah
Sat Sep 08, 2007 4:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bodyfullness for being in the present- Zen
Replies: 1
Views: 296

Bodyfullness for being in the present- Zen

One of the best teachings of Eckhart has been to "dive into the body" or be in the body or the momentum of the mind will carry you away. One keeps hearing of mindfullness meditation but bodyfullness is what matters- after all the fact that one is alive is reflected in the breath and the body so why ...
by Hiren Shah
Wed Aug 01, 2007 7:47 am
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Intellectual understanding...but not experiencing The Now
Replies: 132
Views: 21758

Good suggestion, Rosalind. There is a saying "I write to know what I think". Writing is consdiered therapeutic and a kind of catharsis by most meditation teachers.
by Hiren Shah
Wed Jul 25, 2007 6:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Swimming pool- simulation for Stillness
Replies: 1
Views: 511

Swimming pool- simulation for Stillness

While swimming when one does the breast stroke and makes a miniumn of noise underwater and keeps his eyes closed to prevent the mind from straying, it seems like a state of complete and intense stillness. One is generally totally in the present while doing this because of the problems associated wit...
by Hiren Shah
Wed Jul 25, 2007 6:14 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Eckhart Quit Middle School
Replies: 2
Views: 917

ET is right on this score in my view. The word education comes from the word "Educere" which means to draw out what is already in and not blindly stuff in. Socrates had said "Education is the kindling of a flame and not the filling of a vessel". So many spiritual stalwarts have spoken of it but in r...
by Hiren Shah
Wed Jul 25, 2007 6:07 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Life purpose
Replies: 93
Views: 9702

In my view, analysis kills only if you go totally out of context. Sometimes one prolongs a discussion when one finds a unique expression to say the same thing. In the papers today, thee was an itneresting article on how the western world believed in action but the eastern world believed more in peac...
by Hiren Shah
Mon Jul 23, 2007 4:45 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Intellectual understanding...but not experiencing The Now
Replies: 132
Views: 21758

That is a bad choice of words. But these thoughts arise from this formlessness inside and being aware of this place where forms are born from that (is this what you call cognition?) Very interesting expression from yougraksoo.-formlessness. One can all it silence, stillness. ET has explained it ver...
by Hiren Shah
Mon Jul 23, 2007 3:13 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Life purpose
Replies: 93
Views: 9702

Well, if it a question of having the cake and eating it too, why have a discussion forum at all?. Not only ET, all spiritual leaders exhort to find the answer for yourself and discover within yourself.. They are against philosophical discussions and verbal debates.. The “simple” issue about the oute...
by Hiren Shah
Sun Jul 22, 2007 3:04 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Intellectual understanding...but not experiencing The Now
Replies: 132
Views: 21758

Very interesting discussion. Posts from JD, Kiki and youngraksoo were very interesting. Vipassana meditation claims that it is a deep surgical operation of the mind and at least in my case it proved to be true as it knocked of a 15 year old insomnia problem. After going through that course, I was ab...
by Hiren Shah
Sun Jul 22, 2007 1:29 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Life purpose
Replies: 93
Views: 9702

I have said earlier that one should avoid too much verbalization but in a discussion it becomes inevitable. This is a discussion on life purpose in the context of ET's teachings and not on presence or higher consicousness. J.krishnamurthy has also said that "The word is not the thing" but he has als...
by Hiren Shah
Sun Jul 22, 2007 10:35 am
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Life purpose
Replies: 93
Views: 9702

Very interesting- the emphasis on the word Now- shooting requires tremendous concentration and I am sure ET will be pleased. What you have said reminds me of what India's greatest cricketers have said about this. For those who may not know, cricket is the most popular sport in India, a country with ...
by Hiren Shah
Sat Jul 21, 2007 10:54 am
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Life purpose
Replies: 93
Views: 9702

Right you are seancho. The father of Management , Peter Drucker once said "Those who excel at something are rarely able to explain it" which corroborates the statesments of excellent sportsmen who are able to demonstrate but not able to explain. Writing is generally different because verbalization i...
by Hiren Shah
Sat Jul 21, 2007 10:45 am
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Change vs Stress
Replies: 14
Views: 2012

Well, Et would say that "Awakening" itself is a lottery and as that happens after adversity generally, adversity is lottery in disguise.
by Hiren Shah
Fri Jul 20, 2007 5:37 pm
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Marriage and presence
Replies: 18
Views: 4061

Presence can help at times but one thing the great indian mystic said about marriage is worth remembering:- "When the husband talks, the wife misinterprets. When the wife talks, the husband misinterprets. When both talk, friction is inevitable when both are silent even that is misinterpreted" Some t...
by Hiren Shah
Fri Jul 20, 2007 5:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sense of Humor
Replies: 12
Views: 1420

What would life be without smiles and laughter even if it was not connected to being in the present. To listen to a good joke, one definitely has to be in the present.
by Hiren Shah
Fri Jul 20, 2007 5:27 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Change vs Stress
Replies: 14
Views: 2012

Interesting discussion. About the lottery bit, I read about some couple in the US who had won millions in a lottery, chucked their jobs, started living life king size but commited suicide within five years. It is said that "Change is the only constant in life". Not being able to change accordingly i...