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by love the magic
Thu Aug 16, 2012 2:11 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Age
Replies: 261
Views: 60410

Re: Age

Webwanderer
I meant "serious" in the sense of "deep consideration". Isn't that why you're on this board?
And you're 62, I'm 66. The very age group that re-emphasised mysticism in the west.
Why aren't they here is what I'm saying.
by love the magic
Wed Aug 15, 2012 7:48 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Age
Replies: 261
Views: 60410

Re: Age

David B. I don't really see it as a good indication. As we get older and approach death, we should be looking at things even more seriously. By equation, it could mean many young(ish) people could be here for entertainment and intellectual stimulation, then fall away as they get older. I'm 66, by th...
by love the magic
Tue Aug 07, 2012 3:10 am
Forum: Ramana Maharshi
Topic: My problem with reincarnation
Replies: 13
Views: 2497

Re: My problem with reincarnation

Accumulated karma is an aggregate. The more that's accumulated, the more likely to attract even more negativity in the next incarnation - and the weaker the ability to "simply view positively". This is the digging of the hole which I referred to. There would be no gradual way out of this. Only by t...
by love the magic
Mon Aug 06, 2012 10:47 am
Forum: Ramana Maharshi
Topic: My problem with reincarnation
Replies: 13
Views: 2497

Re: My problem with reincarnation

Accumulated karma is an aggregate. The more that's accumulated, the more likely to attract even more negativity in the next incarnation - and the weaker the ability to "simply view positively". This is the digging of the hole which I referred to. There would be no gradual way out of this. Only by th...
by love the magic
Mon Aug 06, 2012 10:35 am
Forum: Ramana Maharshi
Topic: My problem with reincarnation
Replies: 13
Views: 2497

Re: My problem with reincarnation

rideforever wrote:'Suffering' is much worse than people imagine. Perhaps you just haven't encountered it yet at it's full extent.

Of course unconsciousness has momentum - otherwise it would cease to exist very quickly.
What does this mean?
by love the magic
Sun Aug 05, 2012 1:32 pm
Forum: Ramana Maharshi
Topic: My problem with reincarnation
Replies: 13
Views: 2497

Re: My problem with reincarnation

Well, by Ramana I mean Source. It's just a manner of speaking.
by love the magic
Sat Aug 04, 2012 4:55 pm
Forum: Ramana Maharshi
Topic: My problem with reincarnation
Replies: 13
Views: 2497

My problem with reincarnation

I have a problem with reincarnation. And it's not that I doubt it's reality. It's different than that. If I am a suffering being in this life for actions in the past, I feel I must be even less inclined to correct the error of my ways than last, not more. So I will do even worse things in this life,...
by love the magic
Mon Jul 09, 2012 2:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: In what way are we higher than animals?
Replies: 26
Views: 2797

Re: In what way are we higher than animals?

David

Yes. Being aware of awareness. That's a good way of putting it.
by love the magic
Sun Jul 01, 2012 2:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: In what way are we higher than animals?
Replies: 26
Views: 2797

Re: In what way are we higher than animals?

Slight revision. Anything that makes us love can't be bad. I should say is not the healthiest motivator as it comes out of a sense of inequality, as we are guilty and they are not.
by love the magic
Sun Jul 01, 2012 1:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: In what way are we higher than animals?
Replies: 26
Views: 2797

Re: In what way are we higher than animals?

I also love animals but might not have the opportunities to be with them as much as you seem to The ladder of creation may be seeming only, however the uniqueness of the human animal is real. And therefore our challenge is unique. This was my point. But you chose to see arrogance rather than my amaz...
by love the magic
Thu Jun 28, 2012 1:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: In what way are we higher than animals?
Replies: 26
Views: 2797

Re: In what way are we higher than animals?

Yes, at a deeper level the separation is illusion. But this thread is on the mental plane - and therefore, the apparent world. And considers evolution and our uniqueness in it. This uniqueness carries responsibility. You do hold humans responsible for their actions, don't you? However, you don't hol...
by love the magic
Mon Jun 25, 2012 11:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: In what way are we higher than animals?
Replies: 26
Views: 2797

Re: In what way are we higher than animals?

The "unless they happen to be our pets" was somewhat tongue-in-cheek, and meant we pamper what we otherwise may mistreat - maybe for egoistic reasons. Please don't get hung up on it. The Tolle site has many levels of discussion. On another thread, at a deeper level, I might refer to the story of evo...
by love the magic
Sun Jun 24, 2012 10:41 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Age
Replies: 261
Views: 60410

Re: Age

Eckhart It shouldn't matter, of course. But if you are young, you have a natural inclination to think you have a lot of time to figure life out. You may even find the pursuit entertaining, as much as anything else. Of course, the time goes flying by without your gaining the wisdom you'd imagined. Ho...
by love the magic
Sun Jun 24, 2012 10:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: In what way are we higher than animals?
Replies: 26
Views: 2797

Re: In what way are we higher than animals?

Yes, animals do seem to have more presence of mind. A dog is unlikely to trip and fall down the stairs. And some animals do seem to know of events elsewhere or yet to happen. But that may not necessarily imply a spiritual enlightenment. So do you think you'd be happier as a whale or a dolphin? I wou...
by love the magic
Sat Jun 23, 2012 12:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How do you know life?
Replies: 8
Views: 682

Re: How do you know life?

Hi Imp Long time ago, Castaneda's Don Juan spoke of our shields - the shields we use to protect us in life. I forget the context exactly, but I understood this as the way we construct our thoughts and actions exactly so we will not really know what life is because it would be too overwhelming. So do...