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by naktibalda
Tue Apr 19, 2016 1:11 am
Forum: Awakening / Spiritual Enlightenment / Truth-Realization
Topic: Impersonal or Personal?
Replies: 5
Views: 1347

Re: Impersonal or Personal?

Focusing on the unmanifested is not the final goal. You would rather be here and living than liberated to the impersonal efflugence. Here's two quotes on this subject: O Lord, You are the master, and I am Your servant. I do not desire any kind of liberation from the bonds of repeated birth and death...
by naktibalda
Thu Apr 07, 2016 6:19 pm
Forum: Awakening / Spiritual Enlightenment / Truth-Realization
Topic: Impersonal or Personal?
Replies: 5
Views: 1347

Re: Impersonal or Personal?

No that's not what I'm saying at all. It is much more fearful if God is a person, because then why do I feel imperfect? The only answer is that I must have turned away from his personality to the impersonal aspect. I believe this is what Maya tries to get men to do. She lures them from the personal ...
by naktibalda
Thu Apr 07, 2016 2:13 am
Forum: Awakening / Spiritual Enlightenment / Truth-Realization
Topic: Impersonal or Personal?
Replies: 5
Views: 1347

Impersonal or Personal?

I find it interesting that the Bhagavad Gita stresses that the highest spiritual aspirant is the one who focuses on the personal feature of God and not the impersonal, unmanifested feature. In contrast to Eckhart Tolle's teaching stressing the importance of the impersonal unmanifested, the BG says t...
by naktibalda
Wed Mar 30, 2016 7:05 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Thinking and Destiny, similar to Eckhart Tolle's books
Replies: 4
Views: 1317

Re: Thinking and Destiny, similar to Eckhart Tolle's books

I suppose I didn't ask a question in the last post. So I'll ask one now: In the state of presence, as you experience it, how do you relate to thoughts? Are you merely a witness of thoughts or can you engage in thinking while being present? Do you ever find that thoughts disappear yet you are still t...
by naktibalda
Wed Mar 16, 2016 2:48 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Thinking and Destiny, similar to Eckhart Tolle's books
Replies: 4
Views: 1317

Thinking and Destiny, similar to Eckhart Tolle's books

I recently found the book, "Thinking and Destiny" written 60 years ago by Harold W. Percival. I was surprised that it doesnt seem to be very well known, but the concepts it presents are strikingly similar to those used by Eckhart Tolle. The book discusses the topics of the pain body or "desire ghost...
by naktibalda
Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:31 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Justification for faith
Replies: 3
Views: 1198

Justification for faith

Is it possible that having faith is actually a rational thing to do? I have been having some INTENSE experiences with dis-identifying with my painbody. Basically my mind becomes very active and powered by strong negative emotions and it fights to justify the continuance of its own pain. Like ET says...
by naktibalda
Thu Feb 09, 2012 11:59 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: What do you do when you make a mistake?
Replies: 4
Views: 923

Re: What do you do when you make a mistake?

I guess I have a fear of knowingly making a mistake . I am afraid of doing something that I know to be wrong. To do something that you know to be wrong to me feels like it is bad , and thats what Im afraid of. Like lets say you knowingly break a law and get caught. The police ask you if you knew it ...
by naktibalda
Thu Feb 09, 2012 8:32 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: What do you do when you make a mistake?
Replies: 4
Views: 923

What do you do when you make a mistake?

I flip between mind-identified and present states of being continuously and often have trouble seeing the higher picture when stuck in ego-murk. Maybe someone who is more firmly rooted in non-reactivity can shed some light on this particular area, as I often encounter difficulties. How do you react ...
by naktibalda
Tue Nov 22, 2011 8:02 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Did Buddha talk about the painbody?
Replies: 6
Views: 1082

Did Buddha talk about the painbody?

The painbody is not something "new". Buddha and Lao Tzu should have been aware of it, but what did they refer to it as? Karma? Did he talk about dissolving karma?
by naktibalda
Wed Nov 02, 2011 7:38 am
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: The feeling of dissolving the painbody
Replies: 2
Views: 1010

The feeling of dissolving the painbody

Its crazy, but dissolving the painbody is exactly how ET describes it in the book. It took me half a year to get to the point where i understood what he meant. You focus on the feeling in your body. Its not necessarily an emotion. For me, I had lots and lots of trance like experiences. Lots of dark ...
by naktibalda
Wed Oct 12, 2011 8:16 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: ET starving alone in a desert with no food
Replies: 9
Views: 2394

Re: ET starving alone in a desert with no food

I may likely be taking this too far into "mind-stuff"... For me the "now" has been different from the sense of inner body awareness. There is a sense of the now being the awareness in which everything occurs, which is timeless. It always is ..now-- and never changes nor is affected by anything occur...
by naktibalda
Wed Oct 12, 2011 2:24 am
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: ET starving alone in a desert with no food
Replies: 9
Views: 2394

Re: ET starving alone in a desert with no food

I suppose the question is really about the intensity of the presence. ET has said that once your presence drops below a certain level, thoughts rush in. Ive experienced that as well. The phenomenon im observing is that the intensity of my presence is dependent on physical things like food and sleep....
by naktibalda
Tue Oct 11, 2011 11:41 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: ET starving alone in a desert with no food
Replies: 9
Views: 2394

ET starving alone in a desert with no food

Excuse my title. Does the state of presence need a physical energy supply to maintain? I will say that Ive had some very intense experiences of presence. Sometimes it feels like your semi-invincible. You hardly need food or sleep,--theres so much energy (power). But ive found that food affects this ...
by naktibalda
Thu Sep 22, 2011 4:33 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Staying focused
Replies: 2
Views: 513

Re: Staying focused

Staying focused is just a matter of practice. I used to be tossed around by my thoughts. SUPER indecisive (should I go out? damn no I shouldnt... hmm maybe i should) I just made myself try to get into a more focused mind state all the time. It didnt matter what I was doing, I would just try to focus...
by naktibalda
Thu Sep 22, 2011 4:26 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Transforming the painbody while its in your head
Replies: 1
Views: 457

Transforming the painbody while its in your head

ET talks alot about the painbody, how its a bundle of emotional-mental energy that occasionally rises up and becomes you. The method he describes for dealing with it is to be aware of the connection between thoughts and the painbody (it feeds on the negative energy from thoughts) and to focus on it ...