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by andy
Sun Sep 14, 2008 1:51 am
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: meditation
Replies: 15
Views: 3308

Re: meditation

There are some Buddhist practices that are very simple, such as Zen, where you're just sitting and watching. It's perhaps no practice, and that's the best kind. Sometimes people ask me about vipassana saying, "Oh, when you talk about feeling the inner body, that reminds me of vipassana." Of course,...
by andy
Wed Sep 10, 2008 1:44 am
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: meditation
Replies: 15
Views: 3308

Re: meditation

Where I live there is a new age society that does guided group meditations. I attend when I'm unable to cope with my thoughts. I also have trouble meditating by myself. Hi catatonia, There is a great meditation methodology called vipassana, mindfulness and insight meditation. If I could summarise t...
by andy
Wed Sep 10, 2008 1:35 am
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Isn't Discussion Generating More Thinking?
Replies: 68
Views: 9325

Re: Isn't Discussion Generating More Thinking?

Thanks for you comments. I agree with all that has been written above. You mention that you now know how to become enlightened ( Now I know how to be enlightened, but need to undo that knowing in order to be able to realise it. ). What do you know about how to be enlightened? This comment was a stab...
by andy
Wed Sep 10, 2008 1:23 am
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: The Age of Awakening
Replies: 92
Views: 40931

Re: The Age of Awakening

Andy my friend, you state "If my mind is meant to be awakened to the source, then it is so, if it is not, then it is not." This is a mental game. Who is this "my" making such a claim and what is its origin? And if Source wanted to have a "desire" through the perception of its "andy" expression, the...
by andy
Fri Sep 05, 2008 5:18 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: The Age of Awakening
Replies: 92
Views: 40931

Re: The Age of Awakening

Awakening is not important, nothing in manifestation, in this world is. In her excellent book - Backwards - Returning to Source for Answers , based on her personal experience beyond death, Nanci Danison had this to say on purpose: "...our sole responsibility to Source is to experience human life an...
by andy
Fri Sep 05, 2008 5:09 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Isn't Discussion Generating More Thinking?
Replies: 68
Views: 9325

Re: Isn't Discussion Generating More Thinking?

According to your model everything is perfect - that would have to include Tolle's modern expression of Essential truth. Everything is perfect because it is an expression of the divine. This idea is Tolle's, not mine. My post preceding this one stated: Everything, including this, including that, is...
by andy
Fri Sep 05, 2008 12:11 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Isn't Discussion Generating More Thinking?
Replies: 68
Views: 9325

Re: Isn't Discussion Generating More Thinking?

Thanks. Although the usage of that phrase was idiomatic, there is no blame here or there. Everything, including this, including that, is still an expression of the divine -- in whatever form this or that takes. Who am I or anyone else to question this? Accepting what is not -- and by believing that ...
by andy
Fri Sep 05, 2008 2:21 am
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: The Age of Awakening
Replies: 92
Views: 40931

Re: The Age of Awakening

The absolute does not depend on the relative. The body and mind are manifested in this world, making them relative. The mind is awakened to the absolute, but awakening isn't essential to the absolute. Therefore, it is not essential that the mind be awakened. Sure, it is desirable to end suffering in...
by andy
Fri Sep 05, 2008 2:06 am
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Isn't Discussion Generating More Thinking?
Replies: 68
Views: 9325

Re: Isn't Discussion Generating More Thinking?

These teachings have been around since the year dot, from the Qabalistic texts, to the poems of the Sufi Rumi, to the Advaita Vedanta, Buddhism, Hinduism, Gnostic scriptures, Tao Te Ching etc etc. There is nothing new in Tolle's books, except to be made more consumable and popularised for Western so...
by andy
Thu Sep 04, 2008 9:57 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Isn't Discussion Generating More Thinking?
Replies: 68
Views: 9325

Re: Isn't Discussion Generating More Thinking?

I agree. Personally, I believe Tolle did a disservice by writing too descriptively on the topic of enlightenment. Now I know how to be enlightened, but need to undo that knowing in order to be able to realise it. Everything he wrote is absolutely wrong, and he knows it!
by andy
Thu Sep 04, 2008 9:48 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: meditation
Replies: 15
Views: 3308

Re: meditation

andy - Welcome to the forum. Meditiation is simply a step on the path to clarity. Most people cannot simply sit and be, because BMS takes over. BMS, or "Busy Mind Syndrome", coined here by James, is what happens to most people when they try to sit and be. A jillion thoughts and feeling intrude. Man...
by andy
Thu Sep 04, 2008 6:43 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: meditation
Replies: 15
Views: 3308

Re: meditation

In meditation, there is always a meditator doing a meditation on an object to achieve some end.

Just simply sit and be
by andy
Thu Sep 04, 2008 6:31 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: clarifying ego
Replies: 15
Views: 3240

Re: clarifying ego

Ego is the shadow, and presence is the ego pretending not to be the shadow.

Beware, the delusion is always in play.
by andy
Thu Sep 04, 2008 6:16 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Highly Unconscious Individuals - How Do You Cope With Them?
Replies: 17
Views: 2882

Re: Highly Unconscious Individuals - How Do You Cope With Them?

Highly unconscious individuals? Who are you to judge other people? Look to yourself, who is the highly unconscious one? How do you know another's path? How do you know what your path is? You come on here, posting your story and then want us to validate that story, just because "you are practicing pr...
by andy
Sun May 04, 2008 7:00 pm
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: conflict w/husband over weekend ignited painbody!
Replies: 11
Views: 1549

Re: conflict w/husband over weekend ignited painbody!

Hi, What has helped me is to embrace and experience the pain, try and feel it as it is. It is difficult at first but be mindful. You will notice the thoughts come and go and so do the emotions. They just come and go - watch them and be patient, compassionate and forgiving with yourself. Don't see th...