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by steve247
Sat Jan 08, 2011 10:27 am
Forum: Eckhart Tolle - The Person
Topic: I don't think Eckhart has fully awakened
Replies: 88
Views: 21790

Re: I don't think Eckhart has fully awakened

Guru just means teacher doesn't it? Nothing wrong with that. The trouble comes when you think they have something you don't.
by steve247
Mon Nov 01, 2010 1:38 pm
Forum: Eckhart Tolle - The Person
Topic: I don't think Eckhart has fully awakened
Replies: 88
Views: 21790

Re: I don't think Eckhart has fully awakened

Thanks. I just wish teachers would be clearer about what their everyday experience is like, particularly when faced with challenges. What exactly is experienced? It's easy to think that they always feel calm, serene and peaceful, because most of them look that way. But do they? That's the question, ...
by steve247
Mon Nov 01, 2010 9:41 am
Forum: Eckhart Tolle - The Person
Topic: I don't think Eckhart has fully awakened
Replies: 88
Views: 21790

Re: I don't think Eckhart has fully awakened

With regard to the poster's OP only --- I’m going to add one more perspective to the mix, just to stir the pot. I admit that we all sometimes have fun discussing our opinions and beliefs. But does it really even matter if Eckhart is awakened or not? For example, let’s use an extremely exaggerated h...
by steve247
Sun Oct 31, 2010 3:07 pm
Forum: Eckhart Tolle - The Person
Topic: I don't think Eckhart has fully awakened
Replies: 88
Views: 21790

Re: I don't think Eckhart has fully awakened

Barry Long, the deceased tantric master, stated that he lived without feelings. By feelings he meant emotions. "All feelings are false and deceptive. And in the spiritual process the area of any person's life where they still have feelings is where the next stage of their unenlightenment will be ad...
by steve247
Sun Oct 31, 2010 10:05 am
Forum: Eckhart Tolle - The Person
Topic: I don't think Eckhart has fully awakened
Replies: 88
Views: 21790

Re: I don't think Eckhart has fully awakened

I'll second that. I started this thread a while back and kiki is right in saying that awakening isn't a perfect state where no uncomfortable emotions such as fear arise. It's a common misconception and I wish spiritual teachers would be clearer on the fact that all emotions can still arise for them,...
by steve247
Mon Oct 18, 2010 12:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is everything consciousness?
Replies: 32
Views: 2667

Re: Is everything consciousness?

Prior to Consciousness When you awake in the morning, consciousness dawns. In this state of being conscious, you perceive a body, mind and world. These are appearances only, not what you are in essence. To identify oneself with any of these appearances gives rise to the notion of being a separate pe...
by steve247
Mon Oct 18, 2010 12:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is everything consciousness?
Replies: 32
Views: 2667

Re: Is everything consciousness?

The Analogy of the Sun To understand your true nature, consider the sun. Imagine you are the sun shining in space with no other objects present. You are present and shining, and yet you see nothing— neither light, other objects, nor yourself. Why? Because you are singular and there are no objects av...
by steve247
Mon Oct 18, 2010 9:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is everything consciousness?
Replies: 32
Views: 2667

Re: Is everything consciousness?

It's okay, you just havent yet seen a rock or a bed through the eyes of presence. Then you would know that its all alive and humming and beautiful and holy. A rock or bed is not alive through any stretch of the imagination. Yes, the atoms are in constant motion but it's not the same as being alive ...
by steve247
Mon Oct 18, 2010 9:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is everything consciousness?
Replies: 32
Views: 2667

Re: Is everything consciousness?

Thank you all for your answers. I admit it's a tough one. I do think it's a valid question. We use science to understand the world around us. No scientific evidence has been found to suggest that consciousness exists outside the functioning of the brain. So when I hear statements like "Everything is...
by steve247
Sun Oct 17, 2010 9:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is everything consciousness?
Replies: 32
Views: 2667

Re: Is everything consciousness?

Kutso wrote:Stop asking question you cannot answer
:?:
by steve247
Sun Oct 17, 2010 7:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is everything consciousness?
Replies: 32
Views: 2667

Re: Is everything consciousness?

I'm not in disagreement with the self being awareness/consciousness and not the content. I just can't see how you get from that to the assumption that everything is that consciousness in essence. I agree we're all made of the same stuff, I can't see how that stuff is consciousness if something non-l...
by steve247
Sun Oct 17, 2010 7:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is everything consciousness?
Replies: 32
Views: 2667

Re: Is everything consciousness?

Can you name one thing that exists outside of consciousness? I've got a good one, Sighclone just gave me this idea. What about my bed? When I'm not conscious of it and I'm asleep, it still exists does it not? Another example, isn't it reasonable to assume my home exists when I'm at work, because it...
by steve247
Sun Oct 17, 2010 1:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is everything consciousness?
Replies: 32
Views: 2667

Is everything consciousness?

Eckhart and other teachers say that everything is consciousness.

Can someone explain to me how he and others get to that conclusion. Consciousness seems to be a function of the brain. A rock, for instance, isn't conscious is it?
by steve247
Fri Feb 26, 2010 12:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How are we different personalities and not different egos.
Replies: 18
Views: 1559

Re: How are we different personalities and not different egos.

I think of one's true personality being simply the expression of consciousness through the body/mind complex. Each body/mind complex is different so you get different personality. Look at babies of 1 or 1.5 years old. They have no ego but they've all got individual personalities. Some extrovert, som...