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by KPO
Wed Jan 12, 2011 12:00 am
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Conscious of Consciousness
Replies: 24
Views: 4196

Re: Conscious of Consciousness

Having posted the above I sat down to read Tolle. I suddenly realized that my own post had been totally egoic; quite a shock .That realization had an amazing effect on me; so all is not lost. I'm sorry I can't reply to you Ananda, it would only be my ego returning. You're probably right anyway. This...
by KPO
Tue Jan 11, 2011 9:45 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Conscious of Consciousness
Replies: 24
Views: 4196

Re: Conscious of Consciousness

The only thing one "knows" about mind is that it behaves just as it would if it were an independent conscious entity. How that happens we, as mere human beings, cannot know. I am sure that the majority (the relatively silent majority) of members, will agree. How could they not. It is what they exper...
by KPO
Sun Jan 09, 2011 9:35 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Conscious of Consciousness
Replies: 24
Views: 4196

Re: Conscious of Consciousness

Garuda.
So what you are saying is: silence the mind (if you are able) and what is left is sence-of-self (which is always there). Well of course. Thats what Tolle keeps saying is'nt it. I'm sure we all keep trying for that, with varying degrees of success.
by KPO
Sun Jan 09, 2011 12:48 am
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Conscious of Consciousness
Replies: 24
Views: 4196

Re: Conscious of Consciousness

Thank you all for your responses. ananda You say that the mind is not conscious in and of itself. I agree. Would you accept though,that the mind is, none the less, made conscious by the conscious self, the i? and, if you agree, then that the mind (made conscious by the conscious self) can function a...
by KPO
Sat Jan 01, 2011 10:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is Hell?
Replies: 15
Views: 1174

Re: What is Hell?

I think enigma is as near the truth as one can get.
by KPO
Sat Jan 01, 2011 10:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is Hell?
Replies: 15
Views: 1174

Re: What is Hell?

Hello Salem, As you see, you have a lot of different opinions to choose from; or not. Many years ago I discarded the Christian dogma on Heaven and Hell I realized that if, as claimed, only those who led a caring and loving life reached Heaven and the rest to the everlasting fire of Hell, then those ...
by KPO
Thu Dec 30, 2010 11:20 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Conscious of Consciousness
Replies: 24
Views: 4196

Re: Conscious of Consciousness

What's an orgasm?
by KPO
Wed Dec 29, 2010 10:22 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Conscious of Consciousness
Replies: 24
Views: 4196

Re: Conscious of Consciousness

Smiileyjen
Chapter 5. "Realizing Pure Consciousness" Question "Is presence the same as being"
Mind you Tolle does say "---don't make an effort to understand this."; but thats like telling a cat not to chase mice.
by KPO
Tue Dec 28, 2010 11:03 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Conscious of Consciousness
Replies: 24
Views: 4196

Re: Conscious of Consciousness

I'm afraid I'm lost. Sun, moon, subject/object. Oh dear; back to the bottom of the class. Back to Tolle; anyone else coming?
by KPO
Tue Dec 28, 2010 10:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Entrance Exam for Forum.
Replies: 5
Views: 571

Re: Entrance Exam for Forum.

Thank you Natalie and Mouse for responding. For me Its not so much the meaning of individual words that are the problem, but rather the use of a particular word or words in a particular sentence. In other words the complicated nature of the sentence or paragraph. I think writers should always ask th...
by KPO
Mon Dec 27, 2010 12:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Entrance Exam for Forum.
Replies: 5
Views: 571

Entrance Exam for Forum.

I notice that when a post falls short of the moderators' idea of what is a suitable use of English, the sender is soon cautioned on the grounds that many members do not have English as their first language and may not understand. It would seem to me that the same rule should apply to the other end o...
by KPO
Fri Dec 24, 2010 11:19 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Conscious of Consciousness
Replies: 24
Views: 4196

Conscious of Consciousness

Tolle states (TPON. P.81) : "------- we could say that presence means Consciousness becoming conscious of it self-------". I have problems with that. To me, the 'conscious mind' can become aware/conscious of Consciousness; but that is not the same as Consciousness becoming conscious of itself. For t...
by KPO
Thu Dec 16, 2010 1:13 am
Forum: Awakening / Spiritual Enlightenment / Truth-Realization
Topic: What's up with my dinner guests?
Replies: 44
Views: 7037

Re: What's up with my dinner guests?

I understand your feelings Natalie. Don't take notice of negative responses. I feel exactly as you do with regards those to whom I am close and i'ts certainly not a feeling of superiority, (how could it be?) but one of sadness. You are exactly right and don't be persuaded otherwise. There's a saying...
by KPO
Sat Dec 11, 2010 11:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tolle was right, you can't talk about this...
Replies: 43
Views: 3920

Re: Tolle was right, you can't talk about this...

I refer here back to my previous post on this thread First of all, thank you James. I am re-reading Tolle's PTPON and I read something of interest (well to me anyway) in the Introduction, which I previously missed. Tolle is here referring to that book. I quote: "Many of these passages are particular...
by KPO
Fri Dec 10, 2010 1:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tolle was right, you can't talk about this...
Replies: 43
Views: 3920

Re: Tolle was right, you can't talk about this...

It 's not just "talking" that brings in Egos. All those reading a thread who are mentally taking sides are taking an egoic stance just the same as if they had posted their thoughts. However there is an alternative. I have on six ocasions recently, found myself, unintentially, reading through a threa...