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by great2be
Sat Oct 23, 2010 7:03 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Self BELIEF and false self
Replies: 7
Views: 809

Re: Self BELIEF and false self

Yes, exactly. These days I'm wondering if the whole awakening thing is backwards. The crux of enlightenment is seeing through the delusion of self. Tolle refers to this in his introduction to the PON, but then doesn't talk much about it. It's delusion of self which is the basis of other delusions, ...
by great2be
Sat Oct 23, 2010 6:53 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Where do my thoughts come from?
Replies: 19
Views: 2300

Re: Where do my thoughts come from?

Who is the President of the U S of A? Did 'Obama' just pop into awareness? Thoughts are just a combination of memory and belief/assumption/conclusion/imagination. Test it for yourself. Are you able to think of anything that isn't a construct of these? And even your imagination is based only on memor...
by great2be
Fri Oct 22, 2010 3:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Apocalypse
Replies: 5
Views: 468

Re: Apocalypse

"There is one massive problem. The birth or release of the new culture from the human unconscious, where the idea of it is retained, will require the destruction of most of the human race by nuclear war, holocaust or some tremendous natural catacysm. This could happen any day now." This is simply n...
by great2be
Fri Oct 22, 2010 9:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: the idea of me
Replies: 13
Views: 925

Re: the idea of me

Don't worry great2be, i take no offense :P, I'm totally aware of how I'm acting, it just SEEMS very hard to do anything about it :D Glad to see no offense :D You're still under the illusion that the story of you is who you are. Plus you still believe that it's an editable movie. If you'd only stop ...
by great2be
Fri Oct 22, 2010 9:42 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Need help with rumination
Replies: 3
Views: 631

Re: Need help with rumination

Rumination is what gets you into deeper confusion and suffering. When you watch a movie, do you sometimes get caught up in the emotions of the movie? Do you sometimes get scared, or anxious, or sad? What happens to your concern 3/15/65 days later? Probably you forget all about the characters and the...
by great2be
Wed Oct 20, 2010 7:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: the idea of me
Replies: 13
Views: 925

Re: the idea of me

G2B: > They simply cease to arise! Are you saying that a "realized being" doesnt get angry, or cries ? Is that really true ? I don't subscribe to the idea of realised beings. That would be a story about the future. Stories are not truth, and the future does not exist. There's either clarity or not,...
by great2be
Wed Oct 20, 2010 7:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: the idea of me
Replies: 13
Views: 925

Re: the idea of me

Are you saying that you don't get angry anymore? Depends on the situation but now the things that get me angry are really really few, before they were a lot, and it's even not so sure that these few things will make me angry. Are you saying that once you learn something you don't repeat an erroneou...
by great2be
Tue Oct 19, 2010 3:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Watching thinker - doesn't work
Replies: 15
Views: 1190

Re: Watching thinker - doesn't work

You are watching thought because you want to control and guarantee your emotional state. This very motive is based on the fundamentally flawed idea that experiencing can be other than now. There is no time other than now. You are caught in the illusion of attempting to secure 'your' future. There is...
by great2be
Tue Oct 19, 2010 3:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The need to straighten things out
Replies: 1
Views: 252

Re: The need to straighten things out

Hello, I've seemed to got myself into a tangle, I experience some reoccuring thought patterns about some bad experiences and now I can't stop analysing them, definitely caught in some loop, as Tolle put it the spinning top has some momentum. You are analysing them because you want to control and gu...
by great2be
Tue Oct 19, 2010 3:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: the idea of me
Replies: 13
Views: 925

Re: the idea of me

And: even if you get some grip on a specific emotion, there will always be shit hitting some apparatus. Thats the nature of our universe. But all the 'negative' emotions are the result of illusion. Basically they are resistance to reality. When that's seen there's no need to get a grip on any emoti...
by great2be
Mon Oct 18, 2010 4:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: the idea of me
Replies: 13
Views: 925

Re: the idea of me

What I see a great deal in daily life and on this forum is people trying to control their experience. As if there is an experiencer who manages experiencing. This duality is false, it's just an idea. This appears to be the source of most peoples search in life. And the source of a great deal of suff...
by great2be
Mon Oct 18, 2010 11:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: the idea of me
Replies: 13
Views: 925

the idea of me

Reach down and grab your ankles and try and lift yourself off the ground. Doesn't work does it? Do you know why? It's because you have no leverage. Leverage means one force acting upon another force. You need 2 separate entities for one to be able to lift the other. Stand still and walk at the same ...
by great2be
Sun Oct 17, 2010 4:05 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: The End of the Seeker
Replies: 11
Views: 1148

Re: The End of the Seeker

Does it really have seem like theres a lot work to do such as listening to thoughts, writing them down, being aware...or can it be as simple as a realization? I ask because when i realized that the seeker didn't exist, everything was so effortless and everything seemed easy. This is why i ask. Also...
by great2be
Sat Oct 16, 2010 5:11 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: The End of the Seeker
Replies: 11
Views: 1148

Re: The End of the Seeker

nicely put but what about our fears and emotions. If theres nothing left to do how come their still there and how do we deal with them, mainly fear? Fear is just imagination isn't it? Not seeing that it's imagination, and that it's based on the illusion of you in the future, is where the problem ar...
by great2be
Fri Oct 15, 2010 5:34 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: The End of the Seeker
Replies: 11
Views: 1148

Re: The End of the Seeker

(ultimately you will find that awareness is most easily found when you completely let go and let everything be). Yes, this is pretty much it. Ideas of what you're looking for creates the action of seeking. 'Spiritual teachings' can often just add to that list! So much of what moves us is based on i...