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by wakeupneo
Wed Jul 15, 2009 9:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dealing with addiction
Replies: 4
Views: 268

Dealing with addiction

My mind has had very addictive tendencies throughout my life. In my adolescence I indulged an aweful lot with drugs, sex, and exploited any other means in order to gain some pleasure. It wasn't long until my actions became totally disfunctional. I still deal with these addictions for years even thou...
by wakeupneo
Wed Jul 08, 2009 4:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: going to the mountain top, whose coming with?
Replies: 13
Views: 924

going to the mountain top, whose coming with?

This is a story of mine, so bare with me. Entertain it play with it... In order to self-realize doesn't one need to make some radical changes in his or her life? I mean every aspect of my life just reinforces my false sense of "I". All my relationships all my doings tend to revolve around this false...
by wakeupneo
Wed Jul 08, 2009 4:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Free will is an illusion?
Replies: 6
Views: 541

Free will is an illusion?

Note* the word tendency here refers to one’s past conditioning. Conditioning based on past experience of like and dislike, of aversion vs. craving. Nisargadatta said “our memories of pain create fear, while our memories of pleasure create desire” Remember kids…Buddha said desire is the root of all s...
by wakeupneo
Mon Jul 06, 2009 3:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Brief intro and picking brains
Replies: 16
Views: 923

Re: Brief intro and picking brains

Sevenworlds, Many of the great sages and saints talk about these worlds. I've had some limited experiences. I personally knowmany who have had many experiences as well. The thing is all these experience seems experiences in the same concrete places. In fact I've know individuals who have 'bumped' in...
by wakeupneo
Thu Jun 11, 2009 7:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Brief intro and picking brains
Replies: 16
Views: 923

Re: Brief intro and picking brains

Stay as you are. It is your mind searching for an answer. What answer can be given to you ? Is it not that you want a real change ? Then why ask for the old ? The mind can only understand the old, for it is made of the old. It is accumulated past. And now, the mind is asking for the new ? How can i...
by wakeupneo
Thu Jun 11, 2009 5:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Brief intro and picking brains
Replies: 16
Views: 923

Re: Brief intro and picking brains

Sevenworlds,

one more thing, you mention that the 'desire' is all that is needed.

What about those you have no more desire to search because they believe they have 'found' the path. Are these individual merely then spinning their wheels?

thanks bud!
by wakeupneo
Thu Jun 11, 2009 4:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Brief intro and picking brains
Replies: 16
Views: 923

Re: Brief intro and picking brains

Hi wakeupneo, I would say the so-called non-dualist who has practiced for years beforehand has simply realised that all their practice was unrelated to Truth itself or whatever you want to call it. That it happened DESPITE the practice. To some this sounds negative but in actual fact it's not. What...
by wakeupneo
Thu May 07, 2009 3:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Brief intro and picking brains
Replies: 16
Views: 923

Brief intro and picking brains

Hello all, Grace lead me to this website, just what I needed. Let me begin by filling you in on my "personal story". Like most of us, I'm just a regular guy whose always been a bit aloof. I've always felt a bit out of place and always felt there was something fundamentally world with the world, or a...