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by Mason
Thu Nov 26, 2009 12:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Page 93..Power Of Now
Replies: 5
Views: 233

Re: Page 93..Power Of Now

Looks like you are on to something... I also really like Adyashanti 's way of looking at the same experiment. Wait for the next thought to arrise and then after it arrises, reflect upon the fact that all the other thoughts and beliefs you forgot about during the silent time period aren't actually re...
by Mason
Wed Nov 25, 2009 11:09 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Happy, awakened, new :)
Replies: 2
Views: 210

Re: Happy, awakened, new :)

>It's a pleasure to meet my you all, my playmates:) The feeling is mutual! >I'm free... Just like a *snap* I think that is one of the most under rated aspects of ET 's teachings. I have heard people in Zen circles talk about thousands of lifetimes of karma being wiped away in the snap of a finger. I...
by Mason
Tue Nov 24, 2009 6:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: affective gateways to the now
Replies: 76
Views: 1552

Re: affective gateways to the now

My experience from meditation is that as a thought comes up I recognize it and then it dissolves. Good insight. It might also be a good thing to look closely at the nature of thought simply by expanding the recognition of arising and passing to include not just thought but the recognition of all ot...
by Mason
Sun Nov 22, 2009 12:08 pm
Forum: Awakening / Spiritual Enlightenment / Truth-Realization
Topic: Movies Concerning Awakening
Replies: 264
Views: 43160

Re: Movies Concerning Awakening

"Why has Bodhidharma left for the East?" (1989)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0097195/
by Mason
Sat Nov 21, 2009 12:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: affective gateways to the now
Replies: 76
Views: 1552

Re: affective gateways to the now

Marcel Franke wrote: They are simple.
Because it is simple.
It is unbelievable simple.
I agree, it's too bad that the Genjo Koan didn't feature "who sees this thumb nail?" instead of "who hears this sound?" -Your version is much catchier!
by Mason
Fri Nov 20, 2009 11:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: affective gateways to the now
Replies: 76
Views: 1552

Re: affective gateways to the now

Telling me that it is my mind enjoying mental chatter, and asking who is doing the enjoying, thinking, etc. is no help but simply statements. What I need are techniques whereby I can get outside of the chatter through awareness only. How is that done? I'm going to go squarely against the grain and ...
by Mason
Fri Nov 20, 2009 12:03 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: The different states of non mind
Replies: 13
Views: 451

Re: The different states of non mind

Thanks Mason Can you please explain to me what you mean by; In my experience there are three basic routes that states can take: 1) the falling away of subject, 2) the falling away of object, or 3) the falling away of both subject and object. In normal mind-oriented perception we view experience in ...
by Mason
Thu Nov 19, 2009 1:00 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: The different states of non mind
Replies: 13
Views: 451

Re: The different states of non mind

Timbo71; For better or worse, I am a practioner who is prone to states so I'll join in with the others and give you the best response I can, but it will probably take a bit more dialog to sort it out fully, so keep posting. The best thing that I can see happening is that whatever it is which is bein...
by Mason
Sun Nov 15, 2009 9:55 am
Forum: Recommended Books
Topic: The Zen Teaching of Huang Po On the Transmission of Mind
Replies: 7
Views: 1131

Re: The Zen Teaching of Huang Po On the Transmission of Mind

. Sorry to drag up a topic that is almost a year old, but I have to join the rest of you and give a BIG thumbs up to Transmission of Mind . I'm not one to shout praises from the roof-tops, but honestly, as far as essays go, Transmission of Mind is one of the greatest short texts in spirituality. I m...
by Mason
Wed Nov 11, 2009 11:29 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: What's the difference between WANTING and NEEDING?
Replies: 18
Views: 508

Re: What's the difference between WANTING and NEEDING?

What is the body? Why the distinction between the body and reality? Does reality have needs that "you will always have to fulfill?" (Who identifies and fulfills them?) Isn't the only distinction between the body and reality that there is identity with a viewpoint and a conceptual story of what is? ...
by Mason
Tue Nov 10, 2009 12:30 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: What's the difference between WANTING and NEEDING?
Replies: 18
Views: 508

Re: the difference

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It's always the case that you want what you want, but it's rarely the case that you need what you want.
by Mason
Sun Nov 08, 2009 8:01 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: achieving goals
Replies: 8
Views: 491

Re: achieving goals

When my ego is not involved i'm in what sportsmen call the zone That's one way to look at it, here's another: When your ego is not involved, you are in the zone. When your ego is involved, you are not in the zone. But, if neither you or your ego is involved, you are not in the zone, you ARE the zone.
by Mason
Fri Nov 06, 2009 11:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is this?
Replies: 9
Views: 249

Re: What is this?

I'm not sure if I agree, though. I mean, I had to learn to witness my body before I was good at witnessing my thoughts, and it took practice witnessing my thoughts to get where I'm at now. Ramana Maharshi said it so well; I can't say it half as good as he did, so I'm just gonna steal it... :D "If w...
by Mason
Tue Nov 03, 2009 11:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Know Who You Are
Replies: 27
Views: 696

Re: Know Who You Are

It's the whole idea of the person that has to be abandoned, right? In the absence of that idea, the issue of 'Self' would never arise so that it could be debated. I'd say that type of personhood is more an obvious arising that is accepted by both camps of the debate. To me the argument is more a ma...
by Mason
Mon Nov 02, 2009 10:27 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Procrastination / Resistance - help!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 2160

Re: Procrastination / Resistance - help!!!

lowki wrote: Is there anyway to apply the teachings of the "Power of Now" in a way that I can cut through procrastination, discomfort and resistance?
Yes.
lowki wrote:...when I do go after a goal, I often hit discomfort/resistance. Is this a sign I should give up and plow through?
No.