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by garuda
Mon Jun 16, 2014 4:59 am
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: Experience of awareness in deep dreamless sleep
Replies: 106
Views: 6826

Re: Experience of awareness in deep dreamless sleep

Recently these three have converged resulting in a largely permanent sense of boundless awareness.... This awareness continues into deep sleep . Does your lucid sleep dreaming awareness differ in quality from the consciousness perception in the brief moments just before falling into deep sleep or j...
by garuda
Sun Mar 27, 2011 4:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Striving in the world while perpetually trapped in the Now
Replies: 8
Views: 290

Re: Striving in the world while perpetually trapped in the N

Sorry Garuda you sound pretty darn ticked off- here, why don't you do us both a favour and ban from the forum. really . All i'm doing is complaining aren't I? Amorbis, I apologize if I inadvertently offended you. I failed to notice that you may be somewhat new to the forum. And therefore not so fam...
by garuda
Sat Mar 26, 2011 2:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Nature of the Mind: Where is the Free Will?
Replies: 380
Views: 25441

Re: The Nature of the Mind: Where is the Free Will?

Agreed. An interesting discussion. And I'm bored and Choose by free will, to stir the pot. I can see the point in most of what has been said here.The thing that still bothers me is that age-old argument that asks: Within that seemingly free-will choice, how do we know for sure that, that free-choice...
by garuda
Sat Mar 26, 2011 1:07 am
Forum: Pain and Suffering
Topic: Not noticing improvements (anxiety)
Replies: 16
Views: 2846

Re: Not noticing improvements (anxiety)

.... a panic attack like the one suffered socially last night (first time in ages, I always feel very self-concious around this group of people, but last night girls were involved as well and it was worse than ever felt before ) what is the best way to go about dealing with this emotion? This kind ...
by garuda
Fri Mar 25, 2011 11:56 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: What people say
Replies: 3
Views: 250

Re: What people say

Learner wrote:... What's the best way to remain conscious in all of this rather than start feeling guilty and letting him get to me? Just forget what he said? Thanks.
What does Eckhart tell us to do? This is part of your entrance exam. :D
by garuda
Fri Mar 25, 2011 11:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Striving in the world while perpetually trapped in the Now
Replies: 8
Views: 290

Re: Striving in the world while perpetually trapped in the N

how is it possible to continuously strive in the world when it's always "right now".... It’s the mind that strives, not the awakened activity (actions) in the Now moment. ... I realize that this state is easier to be in for those who already had some sort of routine before and were established.... ...
by garuda
Fri Mar 25, 2011 10:02 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: prayer and ET
Replies: 6
Views: 360

Re: prayer and ET

Am simply wondering what ET would say about prayer. Has anyone heard of his ideas about prayer? I can’t recall Eckhart’s words on prayer. My personal opinion is that the power of one’s prayers is directly related to the emptiness of one’s mind and the degree of unconditional love held in their hear...
by garuda
Fri Mar 25, 2011 9:49 pm
Forum: Recommended Links
Topic: worth reading!: Scientific article on illusion of "I"
Replies: 6
Views: 1194

Re: worth reading!: Scientific article on illusion of "I"

The problem is that (as usual) science just does not go far enough. "I" is an illusion, science says, but it has not yet taken the next step--what is that familiar 'essence' that lurks underneath? I suspect many of the cutting-edge new-science scientists have had at least a glimpse of their own Tru...
by garuda
Fri Mar 25, 2011 7:46 pm
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: I sometimes think I am close but still wonder...
Replies: 8
Views: 1023

Re: I sometimes think I am close but still wonder...

Yet the mind often still doubts, and I have not had a moment of perfect clarity or stillness that people describe here. That leaves me puzzled, and my mind quickly wants to play the "poor left out victim" card. In the meantime, I feel that this is very important and have been coming back to it more...
by garuda
Fri Mar 25, 2011 7:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Nature of the Mind: Where is the Free Will?
Replies: 380
Views: 25441

Re: The Nature of the Mind: Where is the Free Will?

Is arguing whether a person has “free will” or “no free will” --- a bit of an embarrassing proposition to a devout nondualist, if (s)he believes in no such illusory entity existing independent or substantial in and of itself? What mind is doing this questioning? And is it really there? Or delusional...
by garuda
Thu Mar 17, 2011 4:51 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Help...Aggitation after meditation!
Replies: 3
Views: 636

Re: Help...Aggitation after meditation!

Is this normal for this physical agitation to occur after this kind of meditation? It’s a normal part of the purification process. Mind loves activity, NOT stillness. Fragments of our old conditioning may be rising from subconscious mind into conscious mind and it may be daunting, hence emotional r...
by garuda
Thu Mar 17, 2011 4:35 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Feeling crappy
Replies: 2
Views: 295

Re: Feeling crappy

I got to a point when I thought I had conquered various facets of the ego … Even noticing that you are at some point, is once again more ego gratification. The secret? Relax, relax, relax… do nothing. Absolutely NOTHING. And when you are surrendered, it will be revealed to you. If someone told you ...
by garuda
Thu Mar 17, 2011 2:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Enlightened people talking about themselves...
Replies: 44
Views: 1193

Re: Enlightened people talking about themselves...

I'm going to put my sword away now and go to bed. ... and when you get up from bed in the morning.... who picks up the sword . I’m not sure. Could it be a delusional, ego-identified sword fighter who erroneously believes that senseless rhetorical dueling will magically transport him from ignorance ...
by garuda
Wed Mar 16, 2011 6:40 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Stuck
Replies: 5
Views: 397

Re: Stuck

Hi Jason, Eric raises a very good question that you might want to give some serious attention. And your attention to this question should last far more than just a few days. It’s an important question. And if you don’t agree, you may be missing the point of the wisdom. And I might add this. You only...
by garuda
Wed Mar 16, 2011 6:07 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Is this an ego?
Replies: 10
Views: 655

Re: Is this an ego?

As I read these posts here, I am reminded of what I must practice routinely for myself. And remembering that any resistance to “what is,” is precisely what makes us feel agitation, worry, fear, anxiety, discontentment, or suffering in our everyday affairs. Where can discontentment enter if openness ...