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by Webwanderer
Sun Sep 23, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Why is the ego not who we are?
Replies: 4
Views: 56

Re: Why is the ego not who we are?

Why are there two? And are there more? Is any one of them more real than the other, and does it even matter? There is the desire to change, there is the desire to suffer, and there is the desire to understand why. I wonder if there is a grand, unifying point at which all of these desires meet. What...
by Webwanderer
Sun Sep 23, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How important is to follow STRICTLY precepts ?
Replies: 6
Views: 561

Re: How important is to follow STRICTLY precepts ?

I don’t want not only me, but no one to suffer forever, which is what for instance Christianity and Islam teach. Religions such as these tend to take the carrot and stick approach. The stick is to instill fear rather than understanding. They also promote their own exclusivity. It helps keep the fol...
by Webwanderer
Sat Sep 22, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Why is the ego not who we are?
Replies: 4
Views: 56

Re: Why is the ego not who we are?

Here's how I perceive it: There is experience and there is that which experiences. The 'stuff' of experience - the internal beliefs that create a context of 'me', plus the interaction with external stuff such as others and life conditions - is temporary and exists for the purpose of exploration of t...
by Webwanderer
Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Awakening / Spiritual Enlightenment / Truth-Realization
Topic: A Chuckle A Day Keeps The Doctor Away
Replies: 241
Views: 20430

Re: A Chuckle A Day Keeps The Doctor Away

P.S. For Non-Americans: Jeffrey Marshall Foxworthy, born September 6, 1958, is an American stand-up comedian, actor, television and radio personality, author and voice artist. And he's a lot funnier than these quotes suggest. A lot of his 'down home' humor is in the delivery. Highly recommend watch...
by Webwanderer
Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Pain and Suffering
Topic: I feel like I’m losing all my progress quickly.
Replies: 3
Views: 79

Re: I feel like I’m losing all my progress quickly.

Reminds me of the old saw "It's tough to remember your objective is to drain the swamp when you're up to your ass in alligators". Consider: what is your goal in your consciousness studies? What is you primary goal in life? In a vacuum it's much easier to focus on your goals, but we don't live in a v...
by Webwanderer
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello fellow enlightened beings
Replies: 1
Views: 54

Re: Hello fellow enlightened beings

Rinwonderland18 wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:44 am
...weird things are happening to me & often think that I’m developing some kind of a psychosis! Anyone else here feeling the same way?
Not me. What kind of things?

And welcome to the forum.

WW
by Webwanderer
Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Awakening / Spiritual Enlightenment / Truth-Realization
Topic: Waking Up in the World
Replies: 1
Views: 79

Re: Waking Up in the World

Thanks for the heads up.

WW
by Webwanderer
Sat Sep 15, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Paradox of Wanting Nirvana
Replies: 30
Views: 1174

Re: The Paradox of Wanting Nirvana

Question. What did you mean by your last line? You are saying the ego is useful tool in dealing with others. Can you expand? Kiki sets a very high bar when it comes to ego, and does so quite lucidly. My sense is this: In order to be totally free of ego one must be free of all identifications. That'...
by Webwanderer
Sat Sep 15, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Paradox of Wanting Nirvana
Replies: 30
Views: 1174

Re: The Paradox of Wanting Nirvana

Mahrokh wrote:
Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:24 am
Hi I'm sorry to interupt
Im new her, how can I make a topic?
You can't make a topic from within another topic. Go to a general heading in which you wish to post a topic and click the bar at the top left that says 'New Topic'.

Welcome to the forum.

WW
by Webwanderer
Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Pain and Suffering
Topic: Don’t deserve to be happy?
Replies: 6
Views: 315

Re: Don’t deserve to be happy?

Thanks Cat. I can certainly relate to izniz' concerns. The crap I did in my early years... Wow. The only thing that saves me from an enormous gilt trip is viewing it from a larger perspective. I can't change it, but I can continue to learn from it, and occasionally make use of it in a variety of way...
by Webwanderer
Sun Sep 09, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Pain and Suffering
Topic: Don’t deserve to be happy?
Replies: 6
Views: 315

Re: Don’t deserve to be happy?

I have spent years trying to improve myself and be a great husband and Dad , but there is so much shame in myself thst I carry from my past. Everytime I look at my kids and think how much I love them the thinker enters and reminds me of the horrible person I was and if my kids really knew me they w...
by Webwanderer
Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello everyone
Replies: 2
Views: 160

Re: Hello everyone

Welcome Erica. Please enjoy our Forum. Look around. There are lots of good threads to engage. Looking forward to hearing from you. Also, as you are involved in bereavement support, you may enjoy our section on Beyond The Physical. Lots of good discussions there. http://eckhart-tolle-forum.inner-grow...
by Webwanderer
Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Pain and Suffering
Topic: Creating a superior ego
Replies: 8
Views: 402

Re: Creating a superior ego

However, I have a question, seeing that all living human beings must have an ego, is it okay to work on transitioning from an inferior to a superior ego? Do you think that so long as I keep from identifying myself intensely with the new ego, that this can be a healthy thing? In general, I would say...
by Webwanderer
Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Self hatred after messing up something sacred to me
Replies: 3
Views: 411

Re: Self hatred after messing up something sacred to me

I have the most tremendous guilt and shame about this. I shoulda put more effort in even if it was impossible to hide the downfall, I shoulda done more. I feel like I violated my spiritual path and have become an evil, bad person. For months my mind was going crazy telling me that I created so much...
by Webwanderer
Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Focus on one thing or everything?
Replies: 3
Views: 476

Re: Focus on one thing or everything?

Welcome to the forum Pete. As to your question, be present in your focus regardless of what it is. Life is going to require your focus of attention in many ways unique to the circumstances at hand. Information and conditions flow through consciousness. Be present to that flow. When something arises ...