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by Ervin
Mon Apr 30, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How much do you agree with the so-called first noble truth in Buddhism?
Replies: 2
Views: 88

How much do you agree with the so-called first noble truth in Buddhism?

Hi everyone. I am sure that most of you have heard of so called four noble truths in Buddhism. The first noble truth is that life is suffering. Also, the Gnostics believe that life is suffering. On a Gnostic website I read an argument that says that we have to kill a life in order to feed ourselves....
by Ervin
Mon Apr 02, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: If you were to label yourself, what would you call it?
Replies: 0
Views: 99

If you were to label yourself, what would you call it?

Hi everyone. As we all know many people have some sort of label when it comes to their religion/ spirituality/philosophy. I have not been able to personally label my self since I can’t work out one system that is entirely correct without error. Would you say that panendeism or panentheism would be y...
by Ervin
Tue Mar 27, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I have to ask about your opinion of Gnosticism?
Replies: 0
Views: 99

I have to ask about your opinion of Gnosticism?

Hi. I have sort of looked into Gnosticism here and there and am fascinated. I would like to mention So called Nag Hammadi scriptures, I find them to be of great value. One of the interesting articles of some of the Gnostic faith is that the Old Testament God Yahweh is seen as a Demiurge, and that he...
by Ervin
Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I wander, if globally the world is getting safer, or not?
Replies: 4
Views: 249

I wander, if globally the world is getting safer, or not?

I am wandering if the world is getting safer, more dangerous, or is it the same? Some Christian groups say it's getting worse and that we live in the end days. Some other people say that's not true, they say that it's getting better and that it's the power of media and information technology that is...
by Ervin
Sun Dec 17, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What does oneness mean to you?
Replies: 20
Views: 792

What does oneness mean to you?

I do believe that everything is connected and that we all come from the same source. However, I am not sure if we are all one, anyway, what does oneness mean to you?

Thanks
by Ervin
Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I am able to be in presence, but not thinking makes me uneas
Replies: 13
Views: 714

Re: I am able to be in presence, but not thinking makes me u

Thanks everyone for your responses. The way I see it is that you have to be aware of the teachings throughout the waking hours. And it takes some effort on our behalf. Once you forget of the teachings you tend to go back to excess identification with the thought. Anyway, it's not easy for me to prac...
by Ervin
Tue Sep 19, 2017 3:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I am able to be in presence, but not thinking makes me uneas
Replies: 13
Views: 714

I am able to be in presence, but not thinking makes me uneas

Hi everyone, I think that after a long search into spirituality, religion, philosophy, I can confidently say that Echarts teachings are correct, at least to an extent. I am present, and it's good, however, not thinking makes me a bit uneasy and I don't know is it possible. Maybe it is possible and I...
by Ervin
Sat Jul 08, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How important is to follow STRICTLY precepts ?
Replies: 4
Views: 339

How important is to follow STRICTLY precepts ?

Hi everyone. Ok, now in Buddhism you have precepts, they are as follows: No killing, no stealing, no lying, no sexual misconduct, no alcohol/ or drugs, as aded recently. Now, do you think that it's very important to be very strict in upholding these precepts? Ie, do you think that we should let's sa...
by Ervin
Fri May 19, 2017 5:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Has anyone had experiences of a genuine psychic?
Replies: 1
Views: 226

Has anyone had experiences of a genuine psychic?

I was just wandering if someone has had an experience with someone who might have been genuine in for telling the future?
Or, do you think it's impossible to have psychic powers?

If there are any that you believe from experience, then could you let us know please, who they are?

Thanks
by Ervin
Fri Apr 07, 2017 4:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Facebook friends?
Replies: 6
Views: 515

Re: Facebook friends?

I do think that it would be good for us to connect on Facebook. So anyone who wants to be Facebook friends, send me a pm.

Thanks
by Ervin
Fri Apr 07, 2017 2:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is enlightenment different for everyone?
Replies: 6
Views: 476

Re: Is enlightenment different for everyone?

I have had a look into near death experiences in the past, and a bit this morning and they don't seem to be all the same. Some see Jesus, and some don't. From what I heard in the past, there are Buddhist experiences, there are Hindu or Christian experiences, or neither of them. People who researched...
by Ervin
Sat Feb 04, 2017 8:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is enlightenment different for everyone?
Replies: 6
Views: 476

Is enlightenment different for everyone?

There is a Sufi saying that says that there are as many paths to God as there are sons of Adam. Also, once on a Buddhist forum, someone once said that Sakyamuni Buddhas enlightenment was his own experience and that it might be different for others. Now my understanding is that Eckhart Tolle's teachi...
by Ervin
Sun Sep 18, 2016 12:24 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: I fear following ET in case Christianity or Islam are true
Replies: 26
Views: 3340

Re: I fear following ET in case Christianity or Islam are tr

Thanks WW and others. Now that it has been three days without coffee( to be exact, last coffee I had was on Friday morning, and it's now Sunday night 20:16, not to forget to mention copious amounts of sugar to go with it) I can say that the love is slowly coming back into my heart. The next step is ...
by Ervin
Sun Jul 10, 2016 1:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do you believe that the Source/God has some sort of punish..
Replies: 8
Views: 772

Re: Do you believe that the Source/God has some sort of puni

What about in this life, would you say that you know what goes around comes around, somehow?

Thanks
by Ervin
Sun Jul 10, 2016 10:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do you believe that the Source/God has some sort of punish..
Replies: 8
Views: 772

Do you believe that the Source/God has some sort of punish..

Hi everyone,

Do you believe that the Source/God has some sort of punishment in place? The traditional teachings teach on hell and what not,
However what do people on this forum think?

Thanks