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by karmarider
Tue Apr 07, 2015 5:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So, it's happened again..
Replies: 6
Views: 740

Re: So, it's happened again..

Yeah, me too. I've had anxiety pop up in the last few months, and it has surprised me. Like Onceler, I've decided these are left-over conditioned energies, and I can easily release them, though they do feel very real in the midst of it.

It tells me also that there is further to go.
by karmarider
Tue Apr 07, 2015 4:59 pm
Forum: Recommended Books
Topic: Ancillary Justice - Ann Leckie
Replies: 11
Views: 1324

Ancillary Justice - Ann Leckie

It's sci-fi novel; and has won some of the major sci fi awards.

I'm not sure if it's on purpose, or coincidental, but many of the ideas which the author has explored in this entertaining novel are ideas of awakening--ideas around consicounsess, ego, identity, free will, responsibility and so on.
by karmarider
Tue Mar 03, 2015 5:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Osho
Replies: 50
Views: 2779

Re: Osho

Good insights, Alex.

Seems to me any teacher is only useful for his or her pointers and that only for a little while. If we don't outgrow the teacher, teaching hasn't happened.
by karmarider
Sun Feb 22, 2015 3:32 am
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: Not so greedy anymore
Replies: 10
Views: 1656

Re: Not so greedy anymore

Hi Maringa,

If you're saying that with increasing clarity, spiritual eagerness goes away, I agree with you. With increasing clarity, there is no need to believe or disbelieve in anything.
by karmarider
Wed Feb 18, 2015 6:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is everyone here anxious?
Replies: 22
Views: 1517

Re: Is everyone here anxious?

hmm, that's interesting, I had to think and look to see if there is still anxiety. Yeah, I'm still anxious. It comes up. Maybe the difference is that now I quickly recognize it. It is perhaps 10% of what it used to be. Recognition of it is a big leap. that's not easy, I think it's difficult for most...
by karmarider
Thu Feb 05, 2015 11:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Are most claimed awakenings actually false
Replies: 7
Views: 726

Re: Are most claimed awakenings actually false

I am a pretty cynical guy, and assume that most people who claim to be awakened are either 1) unscrupulous and do not honestly seek truth (I have this feeling about Bentinho Massaro, personally), or 2) do not have the discerning power, or the willingness, to cut down every last illusion that isn't ...
by karmarider
Sun Feb 01, 2015 2:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Losing yourself in thought
Replies: 20
Views: 1138

Re: Losing yourself in thought

I just read this from JK which seems kinda relevant: So long as the 'me' is the observer, the one who gathers experience, strengthens himself through experience, there can be no radical change, no creative release. That creative release comes only when the thinker is the thought, but the gap cannot ...
by karmarider
Sat Jan 31, 2015 5:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I Am Enlightened - Open Hearted Sincerity
Replies: 344
Views: 14723

Re: I Am Enlightened - Open Hearted Sincerity

Sighclone wrote:There really are only six or seven of us who have hung around this thread ... all very steady members here ..
Groucho Marx had the most incisive wisdom on clubs.
by karmarider
Sat Jan 31, 2015 5:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I Am Enlightened - Open Hearted Sincerity
Replies: 344
Views: 14723

Re: I Am Enlightened - Open Hearted Sincerity

Onceler wrote:Through inquiry and deep internal looking,..
Yes. I am not-often-enough reminded of how important Sherman's suggestion of looking has been in my journey.
by karmarider
Sat Jan 31, 2015 5:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Losing yourself in thought
Replies: 20
Views: 1138

Re: Losing yourself in thought

Yeah, I enjoy ruminating and day-dreaming! It's a beautiful thing, a wonderful manifestation of consciousness. It's only troublesome when there is identification with it.
by karmarider
Sat Jan 31, 2015 5:04 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: How hard is hes teachings to embrace?
Replies: 3
Views: 499

Re: How hard is hes teachings to embrace?

Jen, thank you for being so beautifully true. And succinct! I see it the way Jen does. Eckhart Tolle certainly got me started and I am forever grateful for him for that. It's seems to be about self-observation, dropping mental fixed points, and developing sincerity. If there is self-observation, the...
by karmarider
Sat Jan 24, 2015 5:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: confused. .have a couple questions
Replies: 2
Views: 365

Re: confused. .have a couple questions

Hey I've got a couple question and was hoping maybe someone might be able to answer them.. if we basically aren't our emotions, what is the reason or purpose of when we feel the inner desire to help others, or when we hear a kindhearted story and it moves us to tears? Are these the ego as well sinc...
by karmarider
Fri Jan 23, 2015 3:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I Am Enlightened - Open Hearted Sincerity
Replies: 344
Views: 14723

Re: I Am Enlightened - Open Hearted Sincerity

Jack, I'm glad you see more clearly than you did 20 pages ago. But perhaps you can consider the confusion. You saw yourself at the beginning of the thread as the Bridger of Reality, the Angelic Selves: Toth, the Atlantean and God Ruler of Egypt; and Lucius - 1st Lancer of the Company of Michael; and...
by karmarider
Tue Jan 20, 2015 6:42 pm
Forum: Beyond the Physical
Topic: Boy Who Came Back From Heaven recants his story
Replies: 14
Views: 1988

Re: Boy Who Came Back From Heaven recants his story

ashley72 wrote:Remember: The easy part is talking to the dead, the hard part is getting the dead to talk back! :lol:
What about the Grateful Dead?
by karmarider
Tue Jan 20, 2015 4:57 am
Forum: Beyond the Physical
Topic: Boy Who Came Back From Heaven recants his story
Replies: 14
Views: 1988

Re: Boy Who Came Back From Heaven recants his story

I want to be the first to share this. For whatever reasons the book was written, and for whatever reasons it's now being withdrawn. There is such a thing as spiritual correctness. I think it comes from fear. Just as people are afraid to see the non-physical, so too are the spiritual afraid to see d...