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by enigma
Fri May 06, 2011 8:15 am
Forum: Awakening / Spiritual Enlightenment / Truth-Realization
Topic: Are You Enlightened?
Replies: 87
Views: 14850

Re: Are You Enlightened?

Thanks, enigma, for the fine writing in the long post above! The metaphor of the gap/no gap was poignant. I'm just suggesting you can put down the knife. Have you? Was it hard? How did you do it? And to be clear, what form did the knife take for you? There is no requirement to answer these, enigma....
by enigma
Fri May 06, 2011 5:02 am
Forum: Awakening / Spiritual Enlightenment / Truth-Realization
Topic: Are You Enlightened?
Replies: 87
Views: 14850

Re: Are You Enlightened?

Problem is I forget it 99% of my waking life. :lol: (... dare I? ...) ... ahem ... who is it that forgets? ... :lol: Ummmm ... the organ that resides in my skull and thinks it's "me?" ;-) Actually, the organ isn't doing the thinking. What you actually are, is. Thinking originates the same place as ...
by enigma
Thu May 05, 2011 7:56 pm
Forum: Awakening / Spiritual Enlightenment / Truth-Realization
Topic: Are You Enlightened?
Replies: 87
Views: 14850

Re: Are You Enlightened?

There are folks like Eric, Ananda and Kikki who stop by somewhat sporadically to offer us their wisdom, and then return to the shadows. Rarely do we do we see them engage in the back and forth discussions that lend themselves to such variable interpretations as to their usefulness and intention, and...
by enigma
Tue May 03, 2011 9:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Paradox
Replies: 22
Views: 2945

Re: Paradox

snowheight wrote:Gee Andy, thanks for pointing out the distinction between this thread and others.

Couldn't expect that Jack@$$ enigma to do it.
The distinction is just mind trying to organize it's nonsense into neat piles for easy access. Hehe.
by enigma
Tue May 03, 2011 8:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Paradox
Replies: 22
Views: 2945

Re: Paradox

What is interesting to me about that Phrasing in the Heart Sutra is that the equality is repeated, as though it it useful to look at it from two sides. I'm OK with the "Form is Emptiness" perspective...I've had enough experiences to, somehow, say that resonates with me. That is, there is something ...
by enigma
Tue May 03, 2011 7:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Paradox
Replies: 22
Views: 2945

Re: Paradox

Right - and what happens when I drop a brick on my foot? Where is the emptiness in that? Andy PS - I've started another thread on the topic of Trolling, Styles, etc.... The idea of 'emptiness is form' doesn't say anything about how much you care about what happens to you, nor does it address feelin...
by enigma
Tue May 03, 2011 7:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Paradox
Replies: 22
Views: 2945

Re: Paradox

Now, you jockeys...take on this one: The ultimate paradox is is the heart sutra: "Form is Emptiness, Emptiness is Form." That is even harder for me to wrangle with than the "I - Thou" issue that Buber illuminated. But I do believe that in the self-referential and perpetually dualistic stage of the ...
by enigma
Tue May 03, 2011 6:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Paradox
Replies: 22
Views: 2945

Re: Paradox

I need to compliment both snowheight and enigma here. There has been some sensitivity expressed to the moderators about threads which spin off into endless arguments, show less and less love and respect, get caught up in minutiae, get darker and darker, more and more personal, and are actually disg...
by enigma
Tue May 03, 2011 6:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pollution
Replies: 19
Views: 2262

Re: Pollution

Pardon me sir, but it seems that you have mistaken me for someone who gives a #%^@.


But you're the one who asks yourself that question many times a day. :shock:
by enigma
Tue May 03, 2011 6:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "The battle is illusion, but the war is real"
Replies: 75
Views: 5579

Re: "The battle is illusion, but the war is real"

I see it as a matter of language. 'We' can say existence exists and you don't, which isn't true because you ARE existence. We can capitalize YOU (Which 'I' sometimes do) or call it Self, but that seems to imply a 'big YOU' or 'big Self', which is the identification I'm trying to avoid. The point is ...
by enigma
Tue May 03, 2011 5:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pollution
Replies: 19
Views: 2262

Re: Pollution

autumnsphere wrote:I think enigma meant that there is no "together" cause there is no "apart".

Did someone say mental masturbation?.... :lol: :roll:
Zacly.
by enigma
Tue May 03, 2011 12:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "The battle is illusion, but the war is real"
Replies: 75
Views: 5579

Re: "The battle is illusion, but the war is real"

I will defend Tolle here Presence is not only the absence of the ego me. There is presence of the deeper, more real me, that's why it's called Presence and not Absence It's where consciousness shines through brightly, so who one is becomes more apparent. No need for no head to fall into no rope. It...
by enigma
Mon May 02, 2011 10:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: People Who Need People Are Miserable People
Replies: 136
Views: 8159

Re: People Who Need People Are Miserable People

This 'open space' I tried to talk about doesn't deny anything, including discernment, action and meaning. We could call this space Love if that makes it more better clearerer. Mayhaps this is the misconception that leads to some of the depression and apathy going on here. Disengagement and dismissal...
by enigma
Mon May 02, 2011 9:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "The battle is illusion, but the war is real"
Replies: 75
Views: 5579

Re: "The battle is illusion, but the war is real"

For most, I think, the search is a way for the 'me' to be happy rather than a desire to escape the 'me', hencely the closer look-see at the search and whether it can actually succeed. The point is simply that, for many, it must be clearly and unquestionably seen that it cannot, because this is the ...
by enigma
Mon May 02, 2011 9:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pollution
Replies: 19
Views: 2262

Re: Pollution

walken wrote:
snowheight wrote:I ask myself the same question many times a day Walken.

Do you?
You clearly missed the point. The point was that you should be concerned with your own spiritual practice.
Well, in that case, why the concern about whether he's focusing properly on his spiritual practice? Hehe.