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by Sighclone
Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Humility and Awakening
Replies: 12
Views: 214

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: 12
Views: 214

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: 12
Views: 214

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: 1491

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

Thanks, turiya - spot on video!

Andy
by Sighclone
Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Should I let go of my ego 'friend'?
Replies: 18
Views: 1491

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

Who is this self that has an image or esteem? That is the classic nondual question for you. However, even conventional talk therapists can help with adjusting egoic identity issues...so that you get better "self-esteem." And maybe, finally your self-esteem is sufficient that you can transcend this s...
by Sighclone
Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Humility and Awakening
Replies: 12
Views: 214

Re: Humility and Awakening

And it's always a pleasure to read your posts, also, rt. I enjoy that you have become a scholar of the vedantic traditions, reminding us of the value of ancient yet powerfully modern perspectives. I do think the discovery of dark energy and dark matter is huge support for astral planes etc. Things a...
by Sighclone
Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Humility and Awakening
Replies: 12
Views: 214

Re: Humility and Awakening

turiya - Maybe seeing the Infinite in a leaf, and huge Blessings and Grace, too...maybe that is "transcending." Pardon me, relative to my earlier identity and self, it absolutely is transcending. Finding Source/Being everywhere is very special. My point was that while it is special and different tha...
by Sighclone
Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Humility and Awakening
Replies: 12
Views: 214

Humility and Awakening

You might think these go together. You have a major spiritual awakening – a shift in perspective and identity…it is radical and life-changing, maybe scary at first. You jabber on about it and some people listen and some just walk away. You read lots of ancient books and some new ones, too. The Upani...
by Sighclone
Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Pain and Suffering
Topic: Heavy pain body when I wake up in the morning
Replies: 7
Views: 601

Re: Heavy pain body when I wake up in the morning

I do an "inner body scan" regularly...very comforting! Thanks, Jen!
by Sighclone
Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Pain and Suffering
Topic: Heavy pain body when I wake up in the morning
Replies: 7
Views: 601

Re: Heavy pain body when I wake up in the morning

There are many meditation paths and techniques. If something is not working or is a negative experience, try something else...your experience is the final authority.

Andy
by Sighclone
Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Pain and Suffering
Topic: Heavy pain body when I wake up in the morning
Replies: 7
Views: 601

Re: Heavy pain body when I wake up in the morning

Welcome to the forum, My Ninth Life. Regardless of ETs dramatic awakening, most people slog through many hours of meditation before they become less drawn in to the big thought-stream. Just the cognitive knowledge that you are not your mind is not sufficient to shut down that engine...I say this so ...
by Sighclone
Sat Jul 27, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How can we do our bit for spreading awakening?
Replies: 17
Views: 1176

Re: How can we do our bit for spreading awakening?

RT - I run a Meetup group in my hometown, but haven't had a meeting in a while. An odd group showed up at the last meeting. I try to be sure everyone who wants to speak can do so, but I stop them at three minutes for their first comment until everyone who wants to speak has spoken. Expect lots of eg...
by Sighclone
Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Awakening
Replies: 229
Views: 82979

Re: Awakening

Thanks for the Taylor link -- wonderful book, by the way.
by Sighclone
Thu Jul 04, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Eric
Replies: 10
Views: 1706

Re: Hello from Eric

Congratulations on your move, Eric! Hope all is well.

Namaste,

Andy
by Sighclone
Thu May 23, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Awakening
Replies: 229
Views: 82979

Re: Awakening

Or using thoughts to build a whole new spiritual self and unconsciously avoiding emotions that are believed to be detrimental to that self. It's suble, but the ego can slip in through the back door in this way. I think it's what some term spiritual bypassing? Building a 'whole new spiritual self,' ...