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by dobro
Tue Feb 08, 2011 8:32 am
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: second time round
Replies: 8
Views: 1397

Re: second time round

I have difficulty getting deeper. Eckhart helped me dissolve deep unconscious behaviour. My life has less pain. But cannot really get deeper. So I stopped reading and sometimes I return to see if I can find a new way to awaken presence. But it seems like I cannot. I can try to observe my mind for a...
by dobro
Sun Feb 06, 2011 9:08 am
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: second time round
Replies: 8
Views: 1397

Re: second time round

That's what I did, yeah. But I read other things in the meantime. How about you?
by dobro
Fri Feb 04, 2011 8:48 am
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: be aware that we are aware
Replies: 8
Views: 1456

Re: be aware that we are aware

Eckhart talks about 'portals' in The Power of Now, but he doesn't mention awareness of awareness. He talks about the inner body, the Now, silence and so on, but he doesn't talk about awareness of awareness. Not by Page 136, anyway. I got this wrong, I think. Early on in the the book (way before P 1...
by dobro
Fri Feb 04, 2011 8:40 am
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: be aware that we are aware
Replies: 8
Views: 1456

Re: be aware that we are aware

Hello cuno, I wouldnt call it concentration, unless concentration could be effortless. Resting for a few moments in the feeling of the buzzing energy that's inside our bodies is very relaxing, refreshing and envigorating. Better than an hour long Swiss full body massage if you ask me. :) In her New...
by dobro
Tue Feb 01, 2011 5:51 am
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: be aware that we are aware
Replies: 8
Views: 1456

Re: be aware that we are aware

Eckhart talks about 'portals' in The Power of Now, but he doesn't mention awareness of awareness. He talks about the inner body, the Now, silence and so on, but he doesn't talk about awareness of awareness. Not by Page 136, anyway. :mrgreen: Nondualist guys like Ramana and Nisargadatta and Mooji tal...
by dobro
Sun Jan 30, 2011 10:13 am
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: second time round
Replies: 8
Views: 1397

second time round

I read that first book five years ago or so and liked it. I'm reading it again now and liking it more. That business about the inner body's no busyness at all. It makes things quiet.
by dobro
Thu Jan 13, 2011 7:14 am
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Heterosexual Activity and Being In The Now
Replies: 3
Views: 1137

Re: Heterosexual Activity and Being In The Now

You're interested in 'enhancing heterosexual activity' with her. But what's she interested in?

ps You can't 'dissolve somebody's dilemma' by 'giving them input'. It doesn't work that way. If it did, I'd have straightened out the whole planet by now. 8)
by dobro
Tue Jan 11, 2011 5:52 am
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: the grand daddy of all thoughts
Replies: 5
Views: 942

Re: the grand daddy of all thoughts

Yes the grand daddy of all thoughts is the belief that we are a separate entity but what is it that SEES this thought ? "Without any concepts, you are seeing and knowing. Can you say the seeing, the knowing, hearing or functioning has any beginning? Can you say it has any ending? Can you point to w...
by dobro
Mon Jan 10, 2011 12:46 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Watching myself continuously?
Replies: 5
Views: 525

Re: Watching myself continuously?

"So the single most vital step on your journey toward enlightenment is this: learn to disidentify from your mind. Every time you create a gap in the stream of mind, the light of your consciousness grows stronger."

Watching the mind is one main way it's done.
by dobro
Mon Jan 10, 2011 12:13 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Watching myself continuously?
Replies: 5
Views: 525

Re: Watching myself continuously?

"Which is not very good, I guess. So, what is the trick? What do I do wrong? " Don't judge yourself. You're not doing anything wrong, because it's impossible to maintain continuous watching when you first start. You're doing something right. The more you do it, the more continuously you do it. And t...
by dobro
Sun Jan 09, 2011 8:47 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: the grand daddy of all thoughts
Replies: 5
Views: 942

the grand daddy of all thoughts

This is the best (because most understandable) definition of 'identification' that I've come across: "Q: Why are we addicted to thinking? T: Because you are identified with it, which means that you derive your sense of self from the content and activity of your mind." It's from The Power of Now (p. ...
by dobro
Sun Feb 14, 2010 1:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: presence with two or three things
Replies: 17
Views: 934

Re: presence with two or three things

ET: ...become present, alert, still and aware in the present moment. dobro: I can do that. So that's presence? 18andlife: It's the being of it which is presence, far moreso than the doing of it. dobro: Well, okay...if presence means *being* something rather than doing something, then what's happenin...
by dobro
Fri Feb 12, 2010 8:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: presence with two or three things
Replies: 17
Views: 934

Re: presence with two or three things

How about this:
...become present, alert, still and aware in the present moment.
I can do that. So that's presence?
by dobro
Fri Feb 12, 2010 8:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: presence with two or three things
Replies: 17
Views: 934

Re: presence with two or three things

What's presence?
by dobro
Thu Oct 22, 2009 1:27 am
Forum: Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
Topic: Dilemma: Structure of "I AM THAT"
Replies: 6
Views: 2420

Re: Dilemma: Structure of "I AM THAT"

"And Maharaj answers based on the Questioner's domain of knowledge. That bothers me because I know that Maharaj could be directing the conversation therefore leading us in a right path."

Isn't this something like a complaint?