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by HermitLoon
Tue Jan 26, 2016 12:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The virtual reality of "I" and "You"
Replies: 4
Views: 699

Re: The virtual reality of "I" and "You"

Thanks - I am always here.
by HermitLoon
Mon Jan 25, 2016 4:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The virtual reality of "I" and "You"
Replies: 4
Views: 699

The virtual reality of "I" and "You"

There is a Witnessing Presence - infinite and eternal - the essence and the totality of "being". Because of the infinite potential of the Witnessing Presence, an illusion of separation, hypothetically, could arise and from that create the hypothetical consciousness of an individual human experience,...
by HermitLoon
Thu Jul 25, 2013 3:07 pm
Forum: Pain and Suffering
Topic: The end of suffering
Replies: 15
Views: 2354

Re: The end of suffering

The beauty of deep thoughtless meditation is that, temporarily, all attachment and suffering disappears - All is One - the Reality of the Essence of Being is experienced.
by HermitLoon
Thu Jul 25, 2013 2:09 am
Forum: Pain and Suffering
Topic: The end of suffering
Replies: 15
Views: 2354

Re: The end of suffering

Other than physical pain, attachment is the source of all suffering - attachment to thoughts, beliefs, habits, wealth, power, other people and - the most basic of all - our natural attachment to the survival instinct (and to the fear of not surviving). I am not proposing that all attachments should ...
by HermitLoon
Wed Oct 31, 2012 3:50 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Who am I?
Replies: 14
Views: 3008

Re: Who am I?

All that "exists" is the Infinite Potential for Being. When expressed through the hypothetical lense of the Illusion of Separation, that Potential could seem to become experienced as a Physical Universe with time, space, matter and energy - even an individual mind/body/person. There could also be an...
by HermitLoon
Mon Aug 06, 2012 11:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: On Thoughts and Free Will
Replies: 59
Views: 4320

Re: On Thoughts and Free Will

Some good advice for HermitLoon: "On realization, you feel complete, fulfilled, free from the pleasure-pain complex, and yet not always able to explain what happened, why and how. You can put it only in negative terms: "Nothing is wrong with me any longer". It is only by comparison with the past tha...
by HermitLoon
Sat Aug 04, 2012 6:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: On Thoughts and Free Will
Replies: 59
Views: 4320

Re: On Thoughts and Free Will

"without judgement" meant no judgement of whether "true" or "false", "good" or "bad", etc.

"Why after all, would one doubt what they know to be true?"
Perhaps if a mind realized that it actually does not know what "truth" is?
by HermitLoon
Sat Aug 04, 2012 5:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: On Thoughts and Free Will
Replies: 59
Views: 4320

Re: On Thoughts and Free Will

That was a communication by HermitLoon of an experienced observation - without judgement - as are all his posts.
by HermitLoon
Sat Aug 04, 2012 3:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: On Thoughts and Free Will
Replies: 59
Views: 4320

Re: On Thoughts and Free Will

HermitLoon has no beliefs - only the habits of language, thinking, and acting in slavery to the survival instinct.
by HermitLoon
Thu Aug 02, 2012 7:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: On Thoughts and Free Will
Replies: 59
Views: 4320

Re: On Thoughts and Free Will

Yes Rick - "control" ("free will", "choice", "cause and effect", etc.) is an illusion.
by HermitLoon
Tue Jul 31, 2012 11:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Identity is Fluid
Replies: 10
Views: 722

Re: Identity is Fluid

Yes Andy.....
"We" are the essence and the totality of being - briefly manifesting as the illusion of a hypothetical individual human experience - at once the creator, the witness and the experience.
As such, "survival", "control" and "free will" are moot points.
by HermitLoon
Fri Jul 27, 2012 3:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pseudoscience: Separating fact from fiction
Replies: 20
Views: 1263

Re: Pseudoscience: Separating fact from fiction

"Truth" and "Reality" are whatever a conditioned mind thinks is true/real - and they are not universal and not absolute.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJMKupYF14I
by HermitLoon
Wed Jul 25, 2012 1:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Worldly Life is Mysticism
Replies: 45
Views: 2490

Re: Worldly Life is Mysticism

Yes SandyJoy!
The great beauty and peace and joy of the language-less universe(nature, infants,etc.) is that "right" and "wrong" do not exist.
by HermitLoon
Tue Jul 17, 2012 10:17 pm
Forum: Recommended Links
Topic: The best explanation of free will ever
Replies: 78
Views: 14629

Re: The best explanation of free will ever

Yes Arel... The "Essence of Being" has no need for the"Illusion of Separation" or the "Survival Instinct" (which is the guiding "force" of all "Physical Life" - demanding "power", "control", "choice", "free will", "survival", etc.). All of that is just a hypothetical possibility for a story for "The...
by HermitLoon
Sat Jun 02, 2012 5:00 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Why is there so much suffering in the world?
Replies: 14
Views: 2253

Re: Why is there so much suffering in the world?

All "suffering" (whether experienced or observed) is caused by mental or physical attachment to the survival instinct - said attachment not "good" or "bad" but simply the way the script for the "story of life" goes.