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by gdvant
Thu Mar 18, 2010 4:14 am
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: What's this thing about the survival of the human race?
Replies: 17
Views: 1366

Re: What's this thing about the survival of the human race?

Q: What's this thing about the survival of the human race? It is not merely about a continuation of the human species but its about the impetus of love, i.e. about fulfilling a divine purpose. The inner purpose of the human being is to awaken. The insight is that we have evolved to have that potenti...
by gdvant
Wed Feb 17, 2010 11:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is this Presence?
Replies: 15
Views: 495

Re: Is this Presence?

Thanks for the responses. I can't help but think there is a separation between presence and awareness in that presence is the physical manifestation of awareness. In other words, presence is the flow state we find ourselves in sometimes (as an athlete or a musician has probably experienced). Wherea...
by gdvant
Wed Feb 17, 2010 9:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How do you know that pure consciousness is eternal?
Replies: 26
Views: 594

Re: How do you know that pure consciousness is eternal?

Can what is of time, of the past, ever know what is not of the past, i.e. what is inherently free of time? In the ending of the confusion of identity established in the known, the other emerges naturally and its qualities are evident. So the question is not how do we know what pure consciousness is ...
by gdvant
Sat Sep 05, 2009 1:53 am
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Does Oprah really "get" Tolle?
Replies: 8
Views: 736

Re: Does Oprah really "get" Tolle?

Does ET really "get" Oprah? Or is he acting from
egoic belief that the ends justifies the means?
by gdvant
Fri Sep 04, 2009 5:09 am
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Looking Forward to Death
Replies: 5
Views: 1195

Re: Looking Forward to Death

An interesting notion, looking forward to death. Death implies an ending. What looks forward is of thought, because without ideation of a future, there is only now. So perhaps when we say we look forward to death or ending, we really mean an ending of identification with thought as time. Also, to lo...
by gdvant
Fri Aug 07, 2009 3:54 am
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: No one I know is living in the now...
Replies: 15
Views: 998

Re: No one I know is living in the now...

No one I know is living in the now. This is the fact but it brings about loneliness for me…. which means I am not accepting that isness so this becomes my challenge to awaken and accept everything that life brings…Does anyone feel the same way? It seems here that to feel lonely is to not be fully p...
by gdvant
Sat Jun 13, 2009 4:45 pm
Forum: Eckhart Tolle - The Person
Topic: I don't think Eckhart has fully awakened
Replies: 87
Views: 8923

Re: I don't think Eckhart has fully awakened

You're right, kiki. I just reread that section in PON, which is more awesome than I remember it, by the way, and indeed he does not say you should be emotionless. I hadn't read PON in a long time and I guess I must've misinterpreted it the last time I read it. I guess we're in agreement on that poi...
by gdvant
Fri Jun 12, 2009 2:18 am
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Space Consciousness
Replies: 19
Views: 2293

Re: Space Consciousness

But then my mind says: The waves on the Ocean, they start and they end, today big, tomorrow small, and yet the deep stays silent always, but both are made out of the same Water, indifferent to time ? gv: not a lack of concern or an indifference to time but rather untouched by time - spaciousness ha...
by gdvant
Thu Jun 11, 2009 3:02 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Space Consciousness
Replies: 19
Views: 2293

Re: Space Consciousness

WOD: >>Form is formlessness, and formlessness is form Gdvant: > Yes, and only now; never at the end of a process of becoming. Sorry, but what is "the end of a process of becoming" ? What do you mean ? Greetings, MF. By process of becoming I mean a gradual modification of self as something known cha...
by gdvant
Thu Jun 11, 2009 1:00 pm
Forum: Eckhart Tolle - The Person
Topic: I don't think Eckhart has fully awakened
Replies: 87
Views: 8923

Re: I don't think Eckhart has fully awakened

" The term ego means different things to different people, but when I use it here it means a false self, created by unconscious identification with the mind. To the ego, the present moment hardly exists. Only past and future are considered important. This total reversal of the truth accounts for the...
by gdvant
Thu Jun 11, 2009 12:36 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Space Consciousness
Replies: 19
Views: 2293

Re: Space Consciousness

Form is formlessness, and formlessness is form
Yes, and only now; never at the end of a process of becoming.
So what is it to be trapped in form or in time? It is like going
through life wearing thought-derived blinders.
by gdvant
Mon Jun 01, 2009 3:25 am
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Space Consciousness
Replies: 19
Views: 2293

Re: Space Consciousness

"Where exactly is our buddha nature? It is in the sky-like nature of our mind. Utterly open, free and limitless, it is so simple and so natural that it can never become complicated, corrupted, or stained, so pure that it is beyond even the concept of purity and impurity. To talk of mind as sky-like ...
by gdvant
Sat May 23, 2009 3:40 am
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Space Consciousness
Replies: 19
Views: 2293

Re: Space Consciousness

95% of what ET writes is for beginners. This is not to say that he is a novice. Not at all. His primary skill lies in his ability to write compellingly for readers who are new to all of this, while staying Present. His constant emphasis on "the present moment" and long discussions about the"pain-bo...
by gdvant
Wed May 20, 2009 10:57 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Space Consciousness
Replies: 19
Views: 2293

Re: Space Consciousness

Glycine - Interesting point. Eckhart and others suggest that "turning your attention to your awareness" is a meditative practice. I think it stops there. Kind of like a "reset" button - just keep pressing it. Andy What does it mean to turn attention to awareness? It is like Tolle's question, is the...
by gdvant
Wed May 20, 2009 9:45 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Space Consciousness
Replies: 19
Views: 2293

Re: Space Consciousness

Great stuff - Thank you gdvant! I'm just wondering if "aware of being aware" is nothing more than a word play. Could we be "aware of being aware of being aware" and so on? Are we not just aware (from time to time)? That expression is an attempt to point to something that can not be understoood by t...