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by fish-master
Fri Dec 14, 2007 12:25 am
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Challenging Eckhart: Practice is necessary, as is clock time
Replies: 152
Views: 18674

Re: Challenging Eckhart: Practice is necessary, as is clock time

Great posts Onceler, I think you are bang on about the notion of timing as well as planting the seeds that will flourish later in life. Just recently I had to try and refocus my friend, she has been anxious and she has not been doing her homework regularly. I waited until she was very calm and relax...
by fish-master
Wed Dec 12, 2007 9:23 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Challenging Eckhart: Practice is necessary, as is clock time
Replies: 152
Views: 18674

Re: Challenging Eckhart: Practice is necessary, as is clock time

The concept of teaching to a person's particular level is very important. I tried giving TPON to my friend, who is just a 15 year old girl. She's very bright but she could not connect with any of this material, and ultimately got bored with it. I have always been interested in philosophy and spiritu...
by fish-master
Wed Dec 05, 2007 10:01 pm
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Sometimes I just can't shake this one off :(
Replies: 17
Views: 5194

Re: Sometimes I just can't shake this one off :(

And if you really wanted the real man as you say you do, you'd knock on his door and meet him as a human being, not as a phantom in your imagination. But then you'd lose control of him. You'd have to accept him as he really is. I think this is the best piece of advice that has been given on this to...
by fish-master
Thu Nov 22, 2007 9:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: John Titor About Spiritual Awakening
Replies: 13
Views: 1471

Re: John Titor About Spiritual Awakening

I think the idea that the road to God is difficult in order to prepare us for when we arrive is very important. I don't think of it so much as a test, but as with any great accomplishment, it is much sweeter if we have to work hard for it. So in one way, we will appreciate God more if we had to put ...
by fish-master
Thu Nov 22, 2007 9:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who Truly Beliieves in Enlightnment? Is it sensationalized?
Replies: 99
Views: 9803

Re: Who Truly Beliieves in Enlightnment? Is it sensationalized?

Everyone is making great points, and the calmness and serenity sounds great. I appreciate the insight you have given me into the nature of spirtual and self improvement and what it means to you. I can say that I feel the calmness and presenec for the most part, but I am not sure I actually enjoy it....
by fish-master
Thu Nov 22, 2007 1:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who Truly Beliieves in Enlightnment? Is it sensationalized?
Replies: 99
Views: 9803

Re: Who Truly Beliieves in Enlightnment? Is it sensationalized?

I suppose the moral is live your life as best as you can, but there is no great truth or salvation. We can live better however, and hopefully it will lead us to more peace and a greater joy in life. I guess I can live with that.
by fish-master
Thu Nov 22, 2007 12:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Everyone Is Just Waiting: Dr. Seuss got it right
Replies: 9
Views: 958

Re: Everyone Is Just Waiting: Dr. Seuss got it right

Yes, I guess the greatest skill is to take satisfaction from whatever you are doing, or if you can't then change the situation. There is a line in the Power of Now that says something alone the lines of if you can change it, do that, if you can't change it than accept it. The most difficult concept ...
by fish-master
Thu Nov 22, 2007 12:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who Truly Beliieves in Enlightnment? Is it sensationalized?
Replies: 99
Views: 9803

Re: Who Truly Beliieves in Enlightnment? Is it sensationalized?

Beautifully said, I love the notion but I wonder if anyone has experienced it. I'd like to live in a constant state of acceptance, it sounds great but I'm just wondering if it is possible, and if so where is the proof? Have you or anyone you know achieved that at all?
by fish-master
Wed Nov 21, 2007 11:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who Truly Beliieves in Enlightnment? Is it sensationalized?
Replies: 99
Views: 9803

Re: Who Truly Beliieves in Enlightnment? Is it sensationalized?

Ok, I don't want to get caught up with what Tolle said or didn't say, what I want to know is.. are YOU at peace, happy, enlightened, whatever. I mean does anyone, after great understanding and great awareness achieve a state of happiness? What is it that at the end you come to be? That's what I'm wo...
by fish-master
Wed Nov 21, 2007 11:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Everyone Is Just Waiting: Dr. Seuss got it right
Replies: 9
Views: 958

Re: Everyone Is Just Waiting: Dr. Seuss got it right

This is not any more true than in the life of an Engineer. Where I work people complain about not having enough "time", but they obviously don't truly believe this because all they do is wait and delay. They come to work late, leave late to minimize the "free time" they would have. They don't know w...
by fish-master
Wed Nov 21, 2007 10:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who Truly Beliieves in Enlightnment? Is it sensationalized?
Replies: 99
Views: 9803

Re: Who Truly Beliieves in Enlightnment? Is it sensationalized?

So what exactly is the goal here, i read the power of now and it does explicitly say that he is constantly at peace and he is unaffected by outside problems. So if we, "fuck bliss", what exactly are we shooting for? If we aren't shooting for anything, then what are we doing? Are we setting our goal,...
by fish-master
Wed Nov 21, 2007 10:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who Truly Beliieves in Enlightnment? Is it sensationalized?
Replies: 99
Views: 9803

Who Truly Beliieves in Enlightnment? Is it sensationalized?

I'm not a cynic or a pessimist and I really want to believe in the idea of enlightenment and nirvana, a state of perfect bliss. I would like to believe that Eckhart Tolle and the many other famous teachers are enlightened individuals that have achieved a state of bliss, and that all people can achie...