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by Plorel
Thu Nov 24, 2011 7:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How can I decide whether to get married or not?
Replies: 13
Views: 777

Re: How can I decide whether to get married or not?

I don't know much about getting married and such things, but I do know that whatever you do, you cannot do it wrong. :)
by Plorel
Tue Nov 01, 2011 4:39 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Control and Delusion....
Replies: 24
Views: 1521

Re: Control and Delusion....

Care to expound? The ego believes that if it had the the means for abolute control over life, namely the law of attraction, it would also have the means to achieve absolute happiness, as it equates happiness with getting what it wants. The ego doesn't understand that getting what we want doesn't ma...
by Plorel
Tue Nov 01, 2011 11:38 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Control and Delusion....
Replies: 24
Views: 1521

Re: Control and Delusion....

I just wonder where does that put "the law of attraction" and such
Its the ego's ultimate fantasy...
by Plorel
Sun Oct 30, 2011 2:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Now
Replies: 5
Views: 450

Re: The Now

Beautiful reminder...
The borders begin to dissolve between 'us' and the rest of life
That is grace. It is something that happens beyond the mind and despite the mind. Fortunately its seems to be available for those who are open to it :)
by Plorel
Sat Sep 24, 2011 2:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The biggest missing part in Tolle's teachings
Replies: 57
Views: 4426

Re: The biggest missing part in Tolle's teachings

There is probably a great benefit to those indirect paths like practicing daily meditation, developing generosity or trying to live a moral live. After three month for some, or 30 years for others, one may arrive at a point where it is seen that all those practices lead to nowhere and have been a to...
by Plorel
Fri Sep 23, 2011 7:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The uselessness of attachments
Replies: 14
Views: 934

Re: The uselessness of attachments

Giving the world and everyone in it the freedom to be exactly as they are is one of the greatest gifts one can present to the world. In a society where almost everyone is constantly trying to impress their self-image upon the world, meeting someone who has let go is a real blessing. Thank you for yo...
by Plorel
Thu Mar 17, 2011 8:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Nature of the Mind: Where is the Free Will?
Replies: 380
Views: 30098

Re: The Nature of the Mind: Where is the Free Will?

And in an Absolute sense, there is no free will. Everything is deterministic. While it maybe true that there is no induviduum to have free will, the conclusion that everything is predetermined is not so easy to draw. Predetermination is a very humane concept. It says that every state in the future ...
by Plorel
Sun Mar 13, 2011 5:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Getting used to something
Replies: 20
Views: 1104

Re: Getting used to something

As such, no matter how profound the experience, once it has ceased to change, it is no longer experienced and remains only as a comparative memory repeatedly activated, which itself tends to cease. Once all such movement has ceased, one finds oneself precisely where they were before the movement be...
by Plorel
Sat Mar 05, 2011 11:30 pm
Forum: Adyashanti
Topic: Adyashanti in Amsterdam (August 2011)
Replies: 4
Views: 2059

Re: Adyashanti in Amsterdam (August 2011)

Sounds fun indeed and suits pretty good into semester holidays :)
by Plorel
Thu Feb 24, 2011 8:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This one fear sticks
Replies: 9
Views: 672

Re: This one fear sticks

Thing is, I don't really know what or who I am anymore, like I said, this recognition of no-self has been nothing like Eckhart described it in any way shape or form. Some people would say this is a great place to be, I'm not sure anymore. The bottom just seemed to fall out of life for a while. I gu...
by Plorel
Tue Feb 22, 2011 1:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spiritual and elevating quotes
Replies: 12
Views: 693

Re: Spiritual and elevating quotes

"The highest thing, one can ever achieve, is total failure."


"Only a man who has learned to die
is a man who has unlearned to be a slave"


"If you knew how important your are, you would burst into a million pieces and just be light"
by Plorel
Sun Jan 02, 2011 5:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why absolute Monism (Nonduliasm) is impossible
Replies: 77
Views: 3916

Re: Why absolute Monism (Nonduliasm) is impossible

Hey Severin You say How are we supposed to 'return' to the Subject, when we objectify everything? Come to think of it, in order to completely 'become one' with the Subject alone, you basically have to stop existing, at least for a moment. I think there is a basic misunderstanding. We are the subject...
by Plorel
Sun Dec 19, 2010 8:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: All we need is love.
Replies: 22
Views: 1148

Re: All we need is love.

Great post, Cherrywood - I love when it gets real :mrgreen: yeah, challenging posts are great! If you believe that spirituality is about 'not thinking' and 'destroying the ego', then of course you would become pessimistic. They're both not only impossible, but ridiculous. I see it all as much much ...
by Plorel
Thu Dec 09, 2010 11:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Am I - What Are You?
Replies: 377
Views: 58346

Re: What Am I - What Are You?

The discussion comes down to the question, 'what is the point of inquiery', does it not? If inquiery induces an radically honest, deep and relentless looking for the truth until it is known beyond all concepts, does the syntax and semantic matter? While some types of inquieries may (conceptually) po...
by Plorel
Tue Dec 07, 2010 11:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BARRY LONG
Replies: 75
Views: 2317

Re: BARRY LONG

There is good reason to say you do not exist. To say you are not ego or you are not the false self or you are not thoughts or you are not story is accurate, but, at least in my experience, is not compelling enough. People usually agree with that without looking. "You do not exist" is compelling. Th...