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by Onceler
Tue May 22, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Spiritual Teachers
Topic: Wild Wild Country
Replies: 8
Views: 313

Re: Wild Wild Country

Caihong, There were allegations toward the end of the documentary that he was on drugs given by his personal physician.....so I guess ‘legal’ ones. Kiki, he may have been a good philosopher, but he definitely made some bad personal choices, especially about who was running his organization, Sheela! ...
by Onceler
Mon May 21, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Apathy
Replies: 37
Views: 1394

Re: Apathy

I feel you Niki.....looking back I would say all my suffering had a purpose, to at least motivate me to keep up the search. This may be revisionist and sound a bit saccharine, but I think it’s true. But it’s no fun when you are in the middle of it! I feel that if I could find some peace and an end t...
by Onceler
Sat May 19, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Apathy
Replies: 37
Views: 1394

Re: Apathy

It’s a misunderstanding (and a probable cause of apathy) to think that we must somehow systematically diminish our ego (and by ego, modern teachings are often referring to your personality/character and its interests.) This is simply about the realisation of a deeper reality beyond the identificati...
by Onceler
Fri May 18, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Apathy
Replies: 37
Views: 1394

Re: Apathy

I have felt the same way jukai describes.....apathetic and suspicious of my motives for the spiritual search; a defense mechanism against a frightening world. I also agree with WW in that there is another side to apathy and we can go through it to something else. The ‘something else’ for me is a str...
by Onceler
Tue May 15, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Spiritual Teachers
Topic: Wild Wild Country
Replies: 8
Views: 313

Re: Wild Wild Country

Hi Carl, I don’t know about the ET reference, unfortunately this may apply to a number of spiritual communities. I thought it a timely comment on our current xenophobia about anything different, immigrants, etc. the community and Osho were definitely on to something but imploded in a spectacular man...
by Onceler
Mon May 14, 2018 1:26 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Apathy
Replies: 37
Views: 1394

Re: Apathy

Do you keep a journal? You’re a good writer. Write through it. I find it helpful in seeing changes and subtle trends and also in releasing what’s on my mind and heart.

(I think you should flip off everything)
by Onceler
Sat May 12, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Apathy
Replies: 37
Views: 1394

Re: Apathy

I would say you’re in a good spot to transition to The next thing, a different direction.....and it may be spiritual. Condolences regarding your husbands death. I think these are times that can open us or close us, or maybe a little of both. My mother died around four years ago, then my mother in la...
by Onceler
Sat May 12, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Apathy
Replies: 37
Views: 1394

Re: Apathy

Hi Nikki, I’ve been in your shoes.....actually lived many years in this state. What jumped out at me was your wish to forget you ever knew about ET & Barry Long. Let’s throw in all the other spiritual teachers, right? I think this is a good instinct. Things really changed for me when I finally reali...
by Onceler
Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Regret unconcious decisions
Replies: 12
Views: 418

Re: Regret unconcious decisions

I don’t have much wisdom for others but I have become somewhat wise about my own life....I searched for enlightenment for thirty years, gave it my best shot, and it wasn’t until I gave up that I started living fearlessly, without regret, and without suffering. Enlightenment wasn’t what I thought it ...
by Onceler
Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Question about the book
Replies: 2
Views: 73

Re: Question about the book

About a a quarter of the subjects in deep comas in a recent study responded to the suggestion that they visualize themselves playing tennis at Wimbledon......their prefrontal motor cortex lit up while in a MRI scan. The activity stopped when they were told to stop the visualization and started again...
by Onceler
Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Test Move
Replies: 2
Views: 52

Re: Test Move

Is this some kind of zen koan I’m not getting?

Wow, blowing my mind, I think I get it!
by Onceler
Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:09 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Other spiritual teachers?
Replies: 12
Views: 295

Re: Other spiritual teachers?

John Sherman. Justonelook.org.
by Onceler
Sat Mar 31, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: Chasing the High
Replies: 48
Views: 8255

Re: Chasing the High

Sometimes I do something similar to what you describe, but mostly I don’t. I find the flow of life, thought and emotion, all mind, to be much more interesting.

Dazzling, even.
by Onceler
Sat Mar 17, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Awakening / Spiritual Enlightenment / Truth-Realization
Topic: Only 80% thoughts gone after enlightenment?
Replies: 5
Views: 650

Re: Only 80% thoughts gone after enlightenment?

In my opinion, the concept of “enlightenment” should be scrutinized, not thinking. The more worrisome part of thinking, to me, is not the ratio of thought to silence but the quality of ones thought. Are you lost in thought, letting thinking happen to you, or do you have agency and some control over ...
by Onceler
Sat Mar 17, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Spiritual Teachers
Topic: Wild Wild Country
Replies: 8
Views: 313

Wild Wild Country

Anyone watching this documentary on Osho? It’s on Netflix and is beyond fascinating. Only saw the first part and not sure where it’s going, but it seems fairly even handed......it has a lot of original footage.