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by Onceler
Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Question about the book
Replies: 2
Views: 43

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: 28

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: 233

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: 8092

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: 597

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: 1
Views: 122

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.
by Onceler
Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Eckhart Tolle in NYC
Replies: 2
Views: 136

Re: Eckhart Tolle in NYC

Wow, I saw ET at the beacon 12 years ago.
by Onceler
Sun Mar 11, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Eckhart Tolle - The Person
Topic: Eckhart Bashing - Bring It On
Replies: 130
Views: 11165

Re: Eckhart Bashing - Bring It On

I think he’s just an ordinary human being who happened to have a powerful mystical experience. One many associate with ultimate freedom, a viewpoint he certainly promoted....he looks like someone who started the ball rolling, but it got bigger and more complex than he expected, now he wishes he coul...
by Onceler
Sun Mar 11, 2018 4:42 am
Forum: Pain and Suffering
Topic: A touch of Madness
Replies: 25
Views: 881

Re: A touch of Madness

Welcome back!
by Onceler
Sun Feb 25, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What does oneness mean to you?
Replies: 19
Views: 590

Re: What does oneness mean to you?

Thanks, great description. Funny thing is, I don’t really desire a sense of oneness or other perceptional awareness shifts like I used to, my ordinary awareness is quite satisfactory the way it is. I’m not suffering on a daily basis, that’s good enough for me! Yes, I hear what you are saying. It’s ...
by Onceler
Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What does oneness mean to you?
Replies: 19
Views: 590

Re: What does oneness mean to you?

Thanks, great description. Funny thing is, I don’t really desire a sense of oneness or other perceptional awareness shifts like I used to, my ordinary awareness is quite satisfactory the way it is. I’m not suffering on a daily basis, that’s good enough for me!
by Onceler
Tue Jan 30, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How might we think of Jesus?
Replies: 14
Views: 254

Re: How might we think of Jesus?

I’ve actually been thinking about what Jesus represents quite a bit lately, in the midst of so many confusing messages about what Christ represents politically and culturally. It seems everyone wants a piece of him and bends his message to extremes to represent their viewpoint. To me Christ’s messag...
by Onceler
Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What does oneness mean to you?
Replies: 19
Views: 590

Re: What does oneness mean to you?

Cool. I see what you’re saying. Obviously I don’t know what oneness means, I should have said that rather than saying I haven’t experienced it. I do feel whole sometimes, actually quite often.
by Onceler
Sun Jan 28, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What does oneness mean to you?
Replies: 19
Views: 590

Re: What does oneness mean to you?

I’ve never experienced it I don't think any of us has, at least not in the fantastical way one imagines. But, I'm sure we have all (including you) experienced fleeting glimpses of it, no ? In the midst of the daily chaos, surely you've retreated into it, no ? When I was pretending to be spiritual I...