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by Avum
Tue Nov 18, 2014 5:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Voices
Replies: 4
Views: 1066

Re: Voices

So one thing I wonder about is the possibility of this kind of "separate" voice in non-duality. How could there be a "separate voice" in non-duality ? Non-duality means that there is NO separation, no division ... This is what's puzzling. And the thing about this voice (that many others have referr...
by Avum
Sun Nov 16, 2014 9:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Voices
Replies: 4
Views: 1066

Voices

Something I've always wondered about is when Eckhart tells the story of the night where he seemed to break free, he talks about hearing a voice. Here's the quote: I was gripped by an intense fear, and my body started to shake. I heard the words "resist nothing," as if spoken inside my chest. I've al...
by Avum
Sun Mar 16, 2014 2:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why Do You Listen to People Who Say They Don't Know?
Replies: 59
Views: 5690

Re: Why Do You Listen to People Who Say They Don't Know?

"...nondual dogma..." That is an interesting phrase. I was a little surprised that the phrase I used there would be unusual. I assumed it was something that may have been at least somewhat common. And so I did a quick search for it. As it turns out, it's not something very common. But what my searc...
by Avum
Sat Mar 15, 2014 4:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why Do You Listen to People Who Say They Don't Know?
Replies: 59
Views: 5690

Re: Why Do You Listen to People Who Say They Don't Know?

The only 'truth' is the truth that you exist. But can you see that you're now laying down laws? That certainly may not be the only truth. Under nondual dogma it may be the only truth, but my whole point is about questioning that dogma. There are lots and lots of people (some alive today and many th...
by Avum
Fri Mar 14, 2014 12:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why Do You Listen to People Who Say They Don't Know?
Replies: 59
Views: 5690

Re: Why Do You Listen to People Who Say They Don't Know?

E2B - Thanks for the response. But I think you're taking my analogy too far. It was only meant to be an analogy, not a direct comparison. The point is that there may be a truth greater than what nondual teachers point to. When you say that the sun is "an entirely objective phenomenon" and yet awaren...
by Avum
Thu Mar 13, 2014 10:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why Do You Listen to People Who Say They Don't Know?
Replies: 59
Views: 5690

Re: Why Do You Listen to People Who Say They Don't Know?

Thanks for all the replies. Some very interesting answers. And yes, Kathleen gets at what I mean when she says the following: But I think your answer gets back to the point of the OP. You've had an experience of Oneness, a seamless whole. That's fabulous. But what does this have to do with Ultimate ...
by Avum
Thu Mar 13, 2014 6:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why Do You Listen to People Who Say They Don't Know?
Replies: 59
Views: 5690

Why Do You Listen to People Who Say They Don't Know?

:) Every nondual teacher ultimately says that they don't know, right? "Don't know mind" and all that. And while this question is a little amusing, really there's a larger issue behind it. But it's the same issue. The "teacher" both claims to know and not know. They seem to get around it by implying ...
by Avum
Fri Mar 04, 2011 7:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can we trace a lineage?
Replies: 18
Views: 1608

Re: Can we trace a lineage?

How does it not? It's not Judeo-Christian. I would agree with others that Tolle would probably say he comes out of no form -al tradition, and the truth is the truth regardless. However, it's interesting to remember that Eckhart is not actually Tolle's given name. He took the name Eckhart in honor o...
by Avum
Thu Feb 17, 2011 8:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is the Ego a Creature or a Machine?
Replies: 5
Views: 672

Is the Ego a Creature or a Machine?

Hello to all. I have lurked here on this forum from time to time over the last several years, and I find it amazingly entertaining and enlightening, but I don't really post. I was thinking I might start a little, and so I decided to start with this question. I have heard the ego referred to at vario...
by Avum
Tue Jul 15, 2008 6:43 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Jesus's Resurrection
Replies: 24
Views: 6282

Re: Jesus's Resurrection

I think Eckhart may address what you're talking about here: http://youtube.com/watch?v=fAm7GvfAKNs&feature=related