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by Ananda
Mon Jan 30, 2012 2:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: got hit by the enlightenment bus :)
Replies: 63
Views: 5591

Re: got hit by the enlightenment bus :)

autumnsphere,



This is why one day Krishna walked til he passed out, and was killed

Krishna was killed after taking an arrow to the foot during deep meditation...




:)
by Ananda
Mon Jan 23, 2012 11:45 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: What do we know about the self
Replies: 27
Views: 4595

Re: What do we know about the self

Hello rob, Thanks for posting the short video. It is an interesting observation, and makes a good case for the unreality of the individual person (ego), but that is not the end of the investigation! Once the assumption of an individual personality inhabiting the body is done away with (this philosop...
by Ananda
Wed Jan 18, 2012 2:20 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: What do we know about the self
Replies: 27
Views: 4595

Re: What do we know about the self

Hello rob, science result are for me an important Science is an investigation into the nature of and rules governing observable phenomena, and, as such, is limited in its capacity to provide facts about the self. Why so? Because the self is not counted amongst the observable phenomena, but is rather...
by Ananda
Mon Nov 21, 2011 3:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Self-Realization is a misnomer?
Replies: 15
Views: 1011

Re: Self-Realization is a misnomer?

Hello benjayk, When awareness is called Self, that seems to be just an artifact of the self identifying with awareness. The self wants to make itself the absolute, because it is very important relatively speaking. But it never is and never will be the absolute. You have to keep in mind that in the c...
by Ananda
Sat Nov 19, 2011 3:40 am
Forum: Awakening / Spiritual Enlightenment / Truth-Realization
Topic: Direct Self realization
Replies: 28
Views: 6590

Re: Direct Self realization

Hello ashley, Thanks for giving all the direct pointer links, they're very nice and add a lot to the discussion! Just a heads up on my blog, by the way, I've been very busy lately so haven't had the chance to update it, but i'll be uploading about 10 parts to it over the weekend. Hope everyone is we...
by Ananda
Sat Nov 19, 2011 3:23 am
Forum: Recommended Books
Topic: Books by Albert Haust
Replies: 2
Views: 1635

Re: Books by Albert Haust

Hello Albert, welcome back to the forum. I had a look at your website, and whilst I agree with your nice chapter about false gurus, I think a lot of your polemics against nondualism are misguided and based on misrepresentations or misunderstandings of what it really means. You've also confused and m...
by Ananda
Sat Nov 19, 2011 1:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Headless Tao
Replies: 34
Views: 2417

Re: The Headless Tao

Absolutely wonderful.


Mirrors my experience exactly.
by Ananda
Tue Nov 08, 2011 5:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Noone else just numb due to these teachings?
Replies: 199
Views: 7001

Re: Noone else just numb due to these teachings?

Hello Igor, Awareness thing was invented. It doesn't exist. There is only thought movement. The movement of thought cannot be established if there is nothing by which it is objectified (known). You may then suggest that it is thought itself which objectifies thought, but previously you said thought ...
by Ananda
Mon Nov 07, 2011 8:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Noone else just numb due to these teachings?
Replies: 199
Views: 7001

Re: Noone else just numb due to these teachings?

Hello Igor, How do you know that awareness isn't thought? It is self-evident that awareness isn't thought. You are aware of your thoughts, therefore, you are not your thoughts. You can not deny it. Nobody can deny it. Thoughts are transient objects, they are present or absent; that by which the pres...
by Ananda
Mon Nov 07, 2011 3:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Noone else just numb due to these teachings?
Replies: 199
Views: 7001

Re: Noone else just numb due to these teachings?

Hello Igor, To be aware of thought means to experience thought. Not the content of thought but the thought itself. If it is possible for you to experience thought as it is then tell me what thought is. Actually there is no way to know what thought is because thought is the only instrument we have. T...
by Ananda
Mon Nov 07, 2011 5:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I never had an EGO !!!
Replies: 13
Views: 757

Re: I never had an EGO !!!

Hello,



Keep trying, Nick.





:)
by Ananda
Mon Nov 07, 2011 12:44 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Why are we trapped?
Replies: 67
Views: 3497

Re: Why are we trapped?

Hello folks, There is crucial difference between the question "Why are we trapped? ... And say a self inquiry question like "who Am I?" Yes, i'm inclined to agree with Ashley here. The question 'why are we trapped?' is not a valid enquiry, since it implicitly assumes that we are trapped, (hence my o...
by Ananda
Sun Nov 06, 2011 11:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Noone else just numb due to these teachings?
Replies: 199
Views: 7001

Re: Noone else just numb due to these teachings?

Hello Igor,


How do you know that you are aware or not?
By thought.
You are aware of thought, also.

So awareness is thought.
So awareness is different from thought.




:)
by Ananda
Thu Nov 03, 2011 12:38 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Why are we trapped?
Replies: 67
Views: 3497

Re: Why are we trapped?

Hello unbornawakened,


WHy then are we trapped ?

Let's say we're not...


Why, then, do we think we are?



:D
by Ananda
Sat Oct 29, 2011 3:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The fundamental contradiction
Replies: 158
Views: 8868

Re: The fundamental contradiction

Hello bf2, None of you understand the relationship between detachment and action - not one person. You keep saying this, but you have not offered any logical objections to any of the posts in this thread. You simply say 'nope' and side-step. Nor have you explained to us what your own understanding o...