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by Fenn
Wed Aug 05, 2009 11:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: There are no objects.
Replies: 19
Views: 1151

Re: There are no objects.

Hello Stan. There is an old zen proverb: At first, I saw mountains as mountains and rivers as rivers. Then, I saw mountains were not mountains and rivers were not rivers. Finally, I see mountains again as mountains, and rivers again as rivers. 1. In the 'normal' everyday paradigm we believe and rega...
by Fenn
Wed Aug 05, 2009 2:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: There are no objects.
Replies: 19
Views: 1151

Re: There are no objects.

Yes. It would be a misconception to think of the appearance as a mistake or defect - something to be done with. It is the phenomenal face of Oneness. That which is the ’substrate’ (for want of a word) of the appearance is ALREADY the nondual Self / Being / Consciousness (or whatever.) The appearance...
by Fenn
Tue Jul 28, 2009 3:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What a paradox this life is!
Replies: 17
Views: 826

Re: What a paradox this life is!

If it feels like your dream, involving your senses and your thoughts... If it feels like it's happening to you and no one else... Then, as Andy has indicated, it's a clear case of solipsism. It's not uncommon for some versions of nondualism to be, in fact, describing solipsism (not in Ramana's case ...
by Fenn
Fri Jul 10, 2009 5:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Consciousness Is All- Now Life Is Completely New
Replies: 19
Views: 1110

Re: Consciousness Is All- Now Life Is Completely New

Hi James, You seem to have switched the conversation from my particular focus on Peter's conclusion that finite reality has no ontology - not even as a dream (I have made that very specific point quite a few times now), to an erroneous assumption that I may not be familiar with the basics of nondual...
by Fenn
Fri Jul 10, 2009 10:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Consciousness Is All- Now Life Is Completely New
Replies: 19
Views: 1110

Re: Consciousness Is All- Now Life Is Completely New

Fenn, looking at these quotes he doesn't deny the relativity of the 'finite world'. He even says, loved ones don't dissapear, the body doesn't dissapear, it is just the assumption, or false belief, that you are the body - and that there is more than one Self, that dissapears. Hi Ananda, Yes, those ...
by Fenn
Thu Jul 09, 2009 11:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Consciousness Is All- Now Life Is Completely New
Replies: 19
Views: 1110

Re: Consciousness Is All- Now Life Is Completely New

These are great quotes that show that in parts this is a very good book. Yet as we carefully progress through the book, something starts to become unavoidable regarding finite reality. Peter is clearly implying that the finite world is not happening and could never happen. He's not saying that the f...
by Fenn
Sat Jun 06, 2009 1:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: You are Pure Consciousness
Replies: 24
Views: 1510

Re: You are Pure Consciousness

IS means what is, AS IT IS. Any interpretation (including this) of what IS is, arises in and as IS. The rationalization that IS has "no provision for passing time" for instance, arises in IS-ness, it is 'downstream' of this immediate-ness, and is a conceptualization that has a certain logic to it du...
by Fenn
Fri Jun 05, 2009 9:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: You are Pure Consciousness
Replies: 24
Views: 1510

Re: You are Pure Consciousness

The central assertion; Consciousness is all, is fine. But that must include ALL arisings no matter their status. 'IS' means what is - isness!! Otherwise we have a major dualism similar to the purusha (Consciousness), prakriti (matter) split of the Samkhya school. In Buddhism this relationship betwee...
by Fenn
Wed Apr 15, 2009 8:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Neo-Advaita/Pseudo Advaita and False Awakenings
Replies: 33
Views: 2087

Re: Neo-Advaita/Pseudo Advaita and False Awakenings

The utterly conditioned body/mind will never successfully be free from vasanas, appetites, predispositions. Nonduality is not about the organism's freedom from vasanas - though this might happen to some extent as a BYPRODUCT of this 'understanding'. What YOU really are (Consciousness / Source) is al...
by Fenn
Fri Feb 27, 2009 9:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is the waking world a dream?
Replies: 25
Views: 2128

Re: Is the waking world a dream?

There are often comments by various people that the world is but a dream. They're not talking about nighttime dreaming, they mean this daily life, including this forum, the stars, the trees, the oceans, the deserts, the birds and animals, 6 billion people, EVERYTHING! I'm interested to know how com...
by Fenn
Sun Feb 22, 2009 6:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do we each have a unique soul?
Replies: 55
Views: 3605

Re: Do we each have a unique soul?

You were saying, dear Friend: 'If two people are in a room, it might be okay to say that there is One thing happening. Yet how do we account for the fact that each person will have a separate and unique version of what is going on?' Did you know that we all view our earthly existence somewhat diffe...
by Fenn
Sun Feb 22, 2009 6:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do we each have a unique soul?
Replies: 55
Views: 3605

Re: Do we each have a unique soul?

Well I am sure to get an education here:) Learned a new word (solipsism). I def still have a lot to "grasp". Does it basically amount to if I shut my eyes or am asleep than is there really furniture, trees, other people, sky etc? Life doesn't exist if I don't exist? I mean if I am sitting across fr...
by Fenn
Sun Feb 22, 2009 6:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do we each have a unique soul?
Replies: 55
Views: 3605

Re: Do we each have a unique soul?

So we could say: Drinking coffee is the One appearing as drinking coffee. Drinking tea is the One appearing as drinking tea. They are distinct and different - yet they are the same One. Close... The One apearing as drinking coffee - the One appearing as coffee being drunk from the One appearing as ...
by Fenn
Sun Feb 22, 2009 5:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do we each have a unique soul?
Replies: 55
Views: 3605

Re: Do we each have a unique soul?

Tara wrote: So a person is in the room with me, in my thoughts that is no different than when they were in my dreams when I was asleep???
Hi Tara.

Wouldn't this amount to solipsism? The concept that everything is the product of one mind.

Fenn
by Fenn
Sun Feb 22, 2009 5:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do we each have a unique soul?
Replies: 55
Views: 3605

Re: Do we each have a unique soul?

There is the appearance of two people in the room; and based on awareness of the appearance of two people drinking apparently different liquids and assumption, there is the appearance of two different tastes. So we could say: Drinking coffee is the One appearing as drinking coffee. Drinking tea is ...