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by Sighclone
Mon Feb 03, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Glad to have found this forum
Replies: 3
Views: 400

Re: Glad to have found this forum

Welcome Sunlaien! Yes, ET was a watershed for many, certainly including me. And now you get to face a different dilemma, unfairly summarized as "self vs. Self." Or, the relative disorders of personality and psyche vs. the shifting of identity to a new sense of Being. An excellent place to start for ...
by Sighclone
Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Darkness problem
Replies: 4
Views: 841

Re: Darkness problem

Yes but I received and rejected an update today.
by Sighclone
Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Darkness problem
Replies: 4
Views: 841

Re: Darkness problem

This thread will not receive additional comments from Joeswinn12 - it is unrelated to the purpose of the forum and it advertises products/services.
by Sighclone
Wed Nov 27, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wonderful video explaining non-duality
Replies: 4
Views: 690

Re: Wonderful video explaining non-duality

Thanks, rt!!! Swami Tadatmananda is enjoyable and clear. As a former computer scientist, and Westerner, he is very accessible, and his teacher Swami Darayanda Saraswati was delightful (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMGb7FKffRc)! And this group was primary in Gary Weber's spiritual development. Andy
by Sighclone
Tue Nov 26, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: Marijuana and Presence
Replies: 33
Views: 16110

Re: Marijuana and Presence

Welcome hattifnatt. I've approved this post, but this is a warning that we do not allow advertising here. I do not think that was your exclusive intention, so approved it - but please be aware of the Rules: viewtopic.php?f=9&t=2051

Andy
by Sighclone
Mon Nov 25, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: How can I help my girlfriend "get it"?
Replies: 2
Views: 246

Re: How can I help my girlfriend "get it"?

Welcome Johnny! You have touched on one of the more challenging elements of awakening. It casts the ego into a new role as a "provisional identity," far removed from the discovery of Self, which is, among other things, non-local and not created by well-meaning parents and society as we grow up. In h...
by Sighclone
Sat Nov 16, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Am I - What Are You?
Replies: 380
Views: 91654

Re: What Am I - What Are You?

Thanks for this post, Albert. The classical paradox of "am I unique or is everything one?" has a "both/and" element: yes you are unique and yes everything is one (nondual). The art of living well is to embrace that paradox. There is Brahman and there is atman. The wave is part of the ocean. Form is ...
by Sighclone
Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: Eckhart Tolle approach and friendships with others
Replies: 9
Views: 1555

Re: Eckhart Tolle approach and friendships with others

Great comment, Louis - I also highly recommend that book! Awakening does not mean losing responsibility in the relative world, which includes the world of feelings.

Andy
by Sighclone
Fri Oct 25, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: Eckhart Tolle approach and friendships with others
Replies: 9
Views: 1555

Re: Eckhart Tolle approach and friendships with others

Welcome Yenala! Big issue - and not well discussed by many, including Adyashanti. A powerful glimpse of the new identity as "Pure Awareness," not egoic 'little me,' can make people drop away from their normal ego-identity-based relationships. It's a form of "spiritual bypassing" (See John Welwood on...
by Sighclone
Thu Oct 03, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: How to Soren surrender to the now
Replies: 3
Views: 353

Re: How to Soren surrender to the now

Welcome Hockey66! Of course you can't observe anything you are not aware of. By "unconscious," ET means "not awake." By "not awake" he means unevolved and ego-driven. The ego resists almost everything - it sees most events as threats. He asks us to simply be aware when an egoic reflex arises...to be...
by Sighclone
Sat Sep 21, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Grateful to have found this forum
Replies: 5
Views: 825

Re: Grateful to have found this forum

Welcome WatcherLK: My wife was born in Dublin, although we both now live in the US, in Washington State. I had a big awakening experience about 12 years ago and was a bit silly, sending copies of PON to people like old professors from uni, and good friends - sort of saying "hey this is real, it happ...
by Sighclone
Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Humility and Awakening
Replies: 14
Views: 1127

Re: Humility and Awakening

From the absolute (paramarthika) level of reality which is Brahman, nothing ever happened--there is no world to speak of--only consciousness. So no 'experience' can take place at this level (even though Brahman is self effulgent). So, if I may rephrase, at the absolute, there is only consciousness,...
by Sighclone
Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Humility and Awakening
Replies: 14
Views: 1127

Re: Humility and Awakening

Thanks, RT and Jen!! I'm going to spin off a bit here: These inner subjective realities will disappear after our particular mind/body/sense complex ceases to exist. Yes, in theory. Of course after the mind/body/sense complex ceases to exist, there won't be any m/b/sc to report out to those surviving...
by Sighclone
Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Humility and Awakening
Replies: 14
Views: 1127

Re: Humility and Awakening

Hmm....

So, before we were aware of dark matter, did it exist?

A
by Sighclone
Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Should I let go of my ego 'friend'?
Replies: 18
Views: 2396

Re: Should I let go of my ego 'friend'?

Thanks, turiya - spot on video!

Andy