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by RHRippere
Thu Aug 28, 2008 5:40 am
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: clarifying ego
Replies: 15
Views: 3437

Remorse and Present Living?

Not wanting to pollute or allow my ego to leave a messy wake in relationships, I am sometimes remorseful for the unconscious manifestations I leave behind. Is that ego? Living in the past, wanting to drag my free eternal nature backwards into an historic delusion? Or, not allowing the past to contro...
by RHRippere
Sat Aug 16, 2008 7:39 am
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: clarifying ego
Replies: 15
Views: 3437

Caffeine & Ego

On days when I have ego-action-packed meetings to attend, I notice my ego, and others', get more air-time the more coffee we have. I had been thinking that I and my ego are separate and when I step back from it to observe it, I am better able to keep it quiet and well-behaved. Perhaps at the same ti...
by RHRippere
Wed Jul 23, 2008 2:22 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Jesus's Resurrection
Replies: 24
Views: 5215

Re: Jesus's Resurrection

It's not that "killing something" demonstrates presence - it's, as William Samuel says, "paying the utmost farthing" to demonstrate the value of what we hold dear. With this mind, I cannot rationalize how killing an animal helps any kind of situation (other than hunger). I must also humbly admit I d...
by RHRippere
Wed Jul 23, 2008 6:13 am
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Jesus's Resurrection
Replies: 24
Views: 5215

Abraham and Isaac

Dear Mistral: This reminds me of the time Abraham felt God had called on him to give up what was most important, most precious to him: Abraham proceeded up the Mount with his only firstborn son, Isaac, and prepared himself to sacrifice his own son ! The Bible even recounts how Isaac was made to carr...
by RHRippere
Wed Jul 16, 2008 7:08 am
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Jesus's Resurrection
Replies: 24
Views: 5215

Can't pedal to heaven

Wow. I don't know. I haven't ever really understood why judeo-christianity spends so much energy chronicling the costs, payment, debt and blood-washing for sin and grace. Has always seemed a hopeless accounting to me! I do understand that I can't pedal to heaven, can't earn it, can't repay any debt ...
by RHRippere
Wed Jul 16, 2008 4:49 am
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Jesus's Resurrection
Replies: 24
Views: 5215

Re: Jesus's Resurrection

Avum - Thank you for finding that clip - nicely put. Eckhart makes a good reference to the cross with Christ on it and the symbol of divinity in the EMPTY cross. Christ did leave the cross, he did leave his suffering, just as we can when we accept it, fail to resist and move on. Eckhart is careful n...
by RHRippere
Mon Jul 14, 2008 1:08 am
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: Bedtime Thank-you
Replies: 2
Views: 828

Bedtime Thank-you

Lying awake in bed one night with my wife, she unloaded a common diatribe of insult. Having just read the Power of Now , I decided it was time to try it. And, I held my tongue. I was quiet. I waited. I let her continue - writhing as I was on the inside. Finally, her ego had finished it's cracked rec...
by RHRippere
Sun Jul 13, 2008 10:36 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Jesus's Resurrection
Replies: 24
Views: 5215

Re: Jesus's Resurrection

There are a few other things Jesus apparently said that I am endeavoring to better understand in the E. Tolle perspective: "I and the Father are one." John 10:30 (is he saying this to exclude all others - aren't we all one? Is there a secret password to join the club?) "No one comes to the Father ex...
by RHRippere
Sun Jul 13, 2008 9:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Desire Versus Preference
Replies: 4
Views: 525

Re: Desire Versus Preference

Dear Key Master, Very well put! It's adrenalin we crave. I am guessing every emotion, touch, vision, sensation is served up with a garnish of adrenalin - and maybe, too, adrenalin comes in so many different "flavors" that we CRAVE each drip of adrenalin during that hang-gliding moment, that bang of ...
by RHRippere
Sun Jul 13, 2008 10:33 am
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Marriage and Divorce
Replies: 7
Views: 2480

Spouse and Child

If your child was experiencing life unconsciously, would you ponder leaving your child? ...but my spouse objects to being compared to our child. ___________________ Pointing out the "unawareness" and "asleepness" in my spouse is RESISTING what is - it INSPIRES more resistance and "asleepness" in my...
by RHRippere
Sun Jul 13, 2008 9:52 am
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Ego and the present moment
Replies: 9
Views: 1827

Ego Deposit on the Newly Conceived

Similar to the 1.5 year old, I have considered my own 4 & 5 year old children who are all ready very identified with this pair of shorts or that stuffed animal. The idea has occured to me that the ego may be a deposit which is made upon the essence, or spirit, or eternal nature, of every individual ...
by RHRippere
Sun Jul 13, 2008 9:28 am
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: clarifying ego
Replies: 15
Views: 3437

Ego Wants to Remain Camouflaged

+Jim+'s words bear repeating: Many people get caught up in the idea of the ego dying, or killing the ego, or talk about the ego as if it is an entity - it's not, it's just an illusion. ______________ The ego is clever and crafty: It does not wish to be observed. It can sustain itself, its unchalleng...