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by Sw A Devagni
Fri Sep 04, 2009 6:30 pm
Forum: Law of Attraction
Topic: Genpo on the Law of Attraction
Replies: 0
Views: 2667

Genpo on the Law of Attraction

Dear all,

Perhaps you may want to watch this brief video for the take of a Zen Master on the subject:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0kmU-wlJc0

Love,

Dev
by Sw A Devagni
Thu Sep 03, 2009 6:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Eckhart talk
Replies: 1
Views: 535

Eckhart talk

Dear all,

I've just listened to Eckhart's latest talk on Eckhart Tolle TV, entitled 'To Think or Not to Think' and it is fabulous.

http://www.eckharttolletv.com/

I heartily recommend it to all. (You have to subscribe to the site, but it's worth it).

Love,

Dev
by Sw A Devagni
Sun Aug 09, 2009 5:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Inquiry vs. the Now
Replies: 7
Views: 952

Re: Inquiry vs. the Now

I think they are two bases of the same triangle. On one base, you have inquiry; on the other side, you have the Now. They are both facets of essential awareness, and are crucial in our awakening. One is the more 'personal' side, where 'you' are inquiring; the other is the impersonal, non-dual awaren...
by Sw A Devagni
Sun Aug 09, 2009 5:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Free will is an illusion?
Replies: 6
Views: 912

Re: Free will is an illusion?

I must confess I haven't perused the entirety of the posts on this thread, but the title intrigues me. My offering comes from a mind-blowing revelation given to me by Genpo Roshi while I was listening to him in Ameland (and the following is paraphrase). If you imagine a triangle, (an equilateral tri...
by Sw A Devagni
Sun Aug 09, 2009 4:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Jesus quote
Replies: 2
Views: 514

Jesus quote

Dear all, Just been listening to a talk from http://bigmind.org/zen-eye/video-index in which Genpo Roshi modified a quote from Jesus in quite a stunning way: "Be unto others as you would have them be unto you". I think that is so fantastic it is practically heart-stopping. He says it's not about the...
by Sw A Devagni
Sat Jul 04, 2009 1:23 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Milton's Secret
Replies: 5
Views: 1106

Re: Milton's Secret

Well those are both beautiful responses and I bow humbly to both...

Dev.
by Sw A Devagni
Fri Jul 03, 2009 12:08 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Oneness???
Replies: 11
Views: 2051

Re: Oneness

Well I would say try Zen Meditation and the Big Mind Process - www.bigmind.org. You can order the DVD from the website. It's a must.

D.
by Sw A Devagni
Fri Jul 03, 2009 11:22 am
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Milton's Secret
Replies: 5
Views: 1106

Re: Milton's Secret

Well, you know that's not true. As Genpo Roshi would say (a great Zen master) there is no point practising if you don't at least make an effort to carry it into the world. Now I'm not saying (I was being slightly facetious) that Eckhart doesn't embody his awareness. He clearly does (or seems to) in ...
by Sw A Devagni
Wed Jul 01, 2009 11:34 am
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Milton's Secret
Replies: 5
Views: 1106

Milton's Secret

Dear all, Just previewed this book on Amazon and on about the fourth page, there's a mistake! It is 'a recess', and should read 'at recess'. I am an editor, true, but I thought Eckart would have gone through this and checked with his eagle-eyed awareness! (or does that say something about his awaren...
by Sw A Devagni
Tue Apr 07, 2009 4:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to Stay Present
Replies: 7
Views: 1092

Re: How to Stay Present

I prefer Genpo Roshi's conception, which is compare the mind to a gland and see the mind as a gland secreting thoughts. Then just sit and let it do its job.
by Sw A Devagni
Tue Apr 07, 2009 4:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is there purpose?
Replies: 21
Views: 2406

Re: Is there purpose?

It is, but see my post on Genpo Roshi on Eckhart Tolle. It should come up in the search.

D.
by Sw A Devagni
Tue Apr 07, 2009 4:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Truth
Replies: 5
Views: 836

Re: Truth

Well, don't forget that 'meditation' in our contemporary culture doesn't carry the sense it should do - it means more like rumination, contemplation, and it certainly didn't mean anything esoteric in the 17th Century!

Sorry to spoil the party, but had to!

D.
by Sw A Devagni
Tue Apr 07, 2009 11:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Financial crisis
Replies: 3
Views: 609

Financial crisis

Dear all,

I wrote a blog on the financial crisis and subscribing to ET TV yesterday I came across a clip where he talks about the financial crisis and unsurprisingly his statements echoed many of my own:

http://www.eckharttolletv.com/#

Love,

Dev.
by Sw A Devagni
Tue Mar 24, 2009 12:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Manifesting from Pure Awareness
Replies: 24
Views: 4556

Re: Manifesting from Pure Awareness

Firstly, before I answer your questions, Andy, let me say your English is quite poor on this one (unusual for you). 1) Well, this depends on something called Right Intention, the second step on the eightfold path. There is a very good seminar on it at http://www.bigmind.org - click on Zen Eye and th...
by Sw A Devagni
Wed Feb 04, 2009 4:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Creativity?
Replies: 6
Views: 1005

Re: Creativity?

Sighclone wrote:Thoughts for a novel I'm working on have also appeared, usually after a meditation session, sometimes during one.

Oooh...you shouldn't be thinking, you know!

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