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by arel
Sat May 02, 2015 9:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ignorance - What and Why?
Replies: 9
Views: 1097

Re: Ignorance - What and Why?

Ignorance ain't nothing but a thing. Idea you and I contemplate about. I also think about what I'm going to do tomorrow.. It is also described as narrow mindness, consciousness too focused to see a bigger picture. It's also an opportunity to see that any ignorance or bliss is made up of the same nev...
by arel
Tue Dec 24, 2013 10:13 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Does relying on awareness make you more attractive ?
Replies: 5
Views: 585

Re: Does relying on awareness make you more attractive ?

Hi. Yes it makes sense. I do find it attractive when I sense a girl pays attention to paying attention. I don't however like it when I perceive that she is doing it for a "spiritual show", if you know what I mean. It's like at that point some kind of striving comes in. Plus being aware of the primac...
by arel
Mon Dec 23, 2013 8:38 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Does relying on awareness make you more attractive ?
Replies: 5
Views: 585

Re: Does relying on awareness make you more attractive ?

I thought it was a bit of a funny question. :) What do you mean "relying on awareness"?
by arel
Mon Dec 23, 2013 6:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Touching story
Replies: 2
Views: 301

Touching story

"You will know because I'll be there.." This article gave me a religious feeling so I wanted to share. Many times, nothing better then facing death to know who you really are.. 2 years after her death, woman gives family wonderful Christmas gift http://news.yahoo.com/woman-letter-christmas-radio-iow...
by arel
Tue Nov 19, 2013 5:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is everything predetermined?
Replies: 25
Views: 2128

Re: Is everything predetermined?

Life IS predetermined as long as we are completely unconscious, because we live so narrow lives in that state that there's not much room for anything new to come in. In the unconscious state, we ARE our roles, and these are pretty much determined by society, culture and belief systems. However, in ...
by arel
Mon Nov 18, 2013 5:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How do I know there is death?
Replies: 196
Views: 9514

Re: How do I know there is death?

There can be observation of how death is known first hand. It is available for investigation, it lends itself to doubtless realization. Yes the contemplation of the apparent death of the body is helpful for understanding the nature of the present moment. Religions point to death, create rituals aro...
by arel
Sun Nov 17, 2013 7:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How do I know there is death?
Replies: 196
Views: 9514

Re: How do I know there is death?

Not sure where you are looking from asking this question, but when my grandma died, the fact of her death was apparent, body processes stopped. Maybe you can clarify what you are leading to?
by arel
Wed Oct 09, 2013 12:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pure Awareness
Replies: 73
Views: 4213

Re: Pure Awareness

I think there is a problem with your question because it assumes that "pure awareness" is different from every day ordinary awareness that is there right now as the reading of these words going on in it. I would question this assumption. In my view it is just different "things" or "no things" going...
by arel
Tue Oct 08, 2013 7:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pure Awareness
Replies: 73
Views: 4213

Re: Pure Awareness

Hello rachMiel. I think there is a problem with your question because it assumes that "pure awareness" is different from every day ordinary awareness that is there right now as the reading of these words going on in it. I would question this assumption. In my view it is just different "things" or "n...
by arel
Wed Aug 21, 2013 7:03 pm
Forum: Awakening / Spiritual Enlightenment / Truth-Realization
Topic: Who am I the same as going into the inner body deeply?
Replies: 3
Views: 773

Re: Who am I the same as going into the inner body deeply?

Hey guys, just a question, does anyone know whether Ramana Maharishi's who am i? method of stilling the mind is the same as going deep into the inner body? Keep in mind that all responses to these question are individual perspectives, it's better if you get clear on the answer from your own experie...
by arel
Sat Aug 03, 2013 10:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Does Enlightenment make you Invincible
Replies: 62
Views: 4018

Re: Does Enlightenment make you Invincible

Does Enlightenment make you Invincible That's a cool question. Yes it makes you invincible. You realize that what you are is this presence, this present moment, that in its essence you never change no matter what, and this REAL "you" or "I", is what I am. So yes this knowledge and the feeling of it...
by arel
Mon Jul 22, 2013 10:37 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: The Now is boring
Replies: 28
Views: 2979

Re: The Now is boring

I would say, yes, you are doing something wrong. What this whole thing is about, is about answering the question of "who/what am I"? Being in the now is the means to that end, the way I put it. Saying you are bored when you focus on the now, is like saying, "I'm a man", or "I'm cold", or "I like a w...
by arel
Thu Apr 04, 2013 6:14 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: An enlightened person
Replies: 24
Views: 3663

Re: An enlightened person

Enlightenment is a big word isn't it? The joke is that it is not a big deal, even if it's very consequential. One wise man's instruction was to keep trying to get clear on experiencing the answer to the question "who am I". He even said that is is all you need. I tend to agree with him. Pointers to ...
by arel
Wed Apr 03, 2013 5:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hidden true desires
Replies: 4
Views: 1397

Re: Hidden true desires

And then it got me thinking, don't I have a hidden desire/thought that is hiding behind what I'm thinking right now. Because if it's there, I sure as hell can't see it. Very observant, HfM. Every thought comes from love or from fear. Simple and true. Also love and fear come from Now. What is this N...
by arel
Tue Apr 02, 2013 8:01 pm
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: The ultimate joke!
Replies: 9
Views: 1455

Re: The ultimate joke!

haha. This made me laugh, funny indeed, and very true. Thanks.