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by AnEternalNow
Fri Mar 16, 2007 7:59 pm
Forum: Spiritual Teachers
Topic: Sri Atmananda
Replies: 8
Views: 2611

Re: Sri Atmananda

Later he said, "If anyone asked my advice about the profession most helpful towards spiritual advancement I would always recommend either the police or the military. They offer the maximum obstacles and temptations. Success obtained under such conditions is final and irrevocable!" Wow.. glad that's...
by AnEternalNow
Fri Mar 16, 2007 7:31 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Age
Replies: 261
Views: 56175

Just turned 17 today.
by AnEternalNow
Mon Mar 05, 2007 10:37 pm
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: So Far From Perfect
Replies: 21
Views: 2778

erict wrote:AnEternalNow - I think you are a particularly good candidate to be sent to an especially harsh zen master! :D
I feel honoured ;)
by AnEternalNow
Mon Mar 05, 2007 10:00 pm
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: So Far From Perfect
Replies: 21
Views: 2778

See, these are exactly the kind of statements I do not make, and dislike hearing repeated so many times. Maybe somewhere far along my journey they would have some meaning, for now they have no real meaning. And you know what, I would really like to personally hear you tell me a little more on the i...
by AnEternalNow
Mon Mar 05, 2007 9:06 pm
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: So Far From Perfect
Replies: 21
Views: 2778

AnEternalNow, I'm sorry, from all the words I failed to see the point you were trying to make. Was there a point to the incredibly long post? My point is, as I summarise: due to a fundamental dualistic assumption of subject and object, most of us are caught in the cycle of dualistic seeking and ave...
by AnEternalNow
Mon Mar 05, 2007 7:05 pm
Forum: Spiritual Teachers
Topic: Steven Norquist - What is enlightenment
Replies: 0
Views: 486

Steven Norquist - What is enlightenment

Just now I was searching google on "no doer", and chance upon this. There are certain parts that I disagree, but overall, a nicely written one. I believe he does have some genuine insights into non-duality. "What is enlightenment, no, I mean really, like what is it?" by Steven Norquist Many friends ...
by AnEternalNow
Mon Mar 05, 2007 4:04 pm
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: So Far From Perfect
Replies: 21
Views: 2778

The very thing that motivates all evolution is our inbuilt preference of pleasure over pain. This is quite interesting.. just want to share certain things here I have read recently, about this in general. What you said is also the primordial, instinctive drive that all human beings have... and unfo...
by AnEternalNow
Mon Mar 05, 2007 2:56 pm
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: So Far From Perfect
Replies: 21
Views: 2778

http://www.selfdiscoveryportal.com/cmSengTsan.htm Hsin Hsin Ming Verses on the Faith Mind by Chien-chih Seng-ts'an Third Zen Patriarch [606AD] The Great Way is not difficult for those who have no preferences. When love and hate are both absent everything becomes clear and undisguised. Make the smal...
by AnEternalNow
Mon Mar 05, 2007 5:08 am
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: So Far From Perfect
Replies: 21
Views: 2778

The very thing that motivates all evolution is our inbuilt preference of pleasure over pain. Without it, there could be no life in a dualistic world. I suppose that most, if not all of our preferences stem from this very fundamental part of every human being, spiritually enlightened or not. If I we...
by AnEternalNow
Sun Mar 04, 2007 7:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kindness/Compassion/Acceptance
Replies: 13
Views: 1235

Thusness's recent discovery with me on this forum is that most posters (or many, a large part of the forum) suffer from depression.. after reading this huge thread on depression posted months ago.

See what happens on their 29th birthday ;)
by AnEternalNow
Sun Mar 04, 2007 6:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who is This I?
Replies: 19
Views: 1917

Re: Ok

Thanks AEN, Its a pleasure to read your 2 cents. Anyway, a NDE is exactly what it says NEAR. Sounds like all thought and form, belief and concept. Doesn't E.T. also say we are moving beyond form ? not becoming more form. NDE cases happen when a person is totally, clinically, dead.. and later revive...
by AnEternalNow
Sat Mar 03, 2007 8:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who is This I?
Replies: 19
Views: 1917

din wrote:Thanks AEN,

Always a pleasure to read your posts! :D
Always a pleasure to read yours too :D
by AnEternalNow
Sat Mar 03, 2007 7:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who is This I?
Replies: 19
Views: 1917

Re: What the ?

AEN, that seems like a lot of contradiction. Who or what remembers past lives, surely not consciousness, as I understand its consciousness that is present and in the Now and doesn't deal in past or future, in other words TIME. So its not going to be in past memories. Past memories? Does memories ex...
by AnEternalNow
Sat Mar 03, 2007 7:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who is This I?
Replies: 19
Views: 1917

TPON: Conscious Death Apart from dreamless sleep, which I mentioned already, there is one other involuntary portal. It opens up briefly at the time of physical death. Even if you have missed all the other opportunities for spiritual realization during your lifetime, one last portal will open up for...
by AnEternalNow
Sat Mar 03, 2007 7:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who is This I?
Replies: 19
Views: 1917

I'm not denying the possibility of reincarnation. I'm denying the possibility of consciousness knowing itself without form (the body). What Eckhart Tolle teaches is about the same as what Buddhism and Hinduism teaches, that is, unless you realise your true nature, and die a 'Conscious Death' (see T...