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by Mamaseeker
Wed Jan 16, 2013 9:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to deal with people who annoy you.
Replies: 7
Views: 1112

Re: How to deal with people who annoy you.

Thanks for all the replies. I sometimes am successful in just accepting people for who they are and just let it be. But its very hard not to Judge. The "Judge" in me takes over sometimes. I know it is really another facade of my Ego. But inspite of knowing everything I need to know, I still fall sho...
by Mamaseeker
Tue Jan 15, 2013 5:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to deal with people who annoy you.
Replies: 7
Views: 1112

How to deal with people who annoy you.

This a very practical question. I'm sure all of us come across certain individuals who annoy us very easily. I'm quite sure I am one of those annoying individual for some people I know. And they annoy me as well. I have friends rooted in materialism whose daily reportings of their material pleasure ...
by Mamaseeker
Tue Jan 15, 2013 5:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Non-dualism, dualism: Does it matter?
Replies: 44
Views: 5179

Re: Non-dualism, dualism: Does it matter?

rachmiel, I strongly suggest you to read Adyashanti's latest book The Way Of Liberation. There he says, you need to be very clear on your motivation for seeking. That is clarify your aspiration. He says, "To clarify your aspiration means knowing exactly what it is that your spiritual life aspires to...
by Mamaseeker
Tue Jan 15, 2013 4:55 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: mom of special needs child ,new here!
Replies: 14
Views: 5932

Re: mom of special needs child ,new here!

Sahasi, I don't have an autistic child, but my nephew has autism. And I totally understand what you said about the suburban mom stuff. Been there, done that. And I'm so glad to be done with all of the nonsense. Yes, I do understand what you mean by "Time slowing down" once you start becoming Aware. ...
by Mamaseeker
Tue Jan 15, 2013 4:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Non-duality and Love
Replies: 7
Views: 1030

Re: Non-duality and Love

Very true, rachmiel. For example: When a painter is painting a beautiful scenic outdoor portrait, he is so involved and enjoying in the creation of it, that he is ONE with that beautiful scene which he is painting and has forgotten everything else around him. There is no painter, portrait, and the s...
by Mamaseeker
Sun Jan 13, 2013 9:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mystery
Replies: 10
Views: 1293

Re: Mystery

I'm sure you have heard about the thought experiment "If a tree falls in a forest". I'm copy-pasting wikipedia here. Philosopher George Berkeley, in his work, A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge (1710), proposes, "But, say you, surely there is nothing easier than for me to imagin...
by Mamaseeker
Sun Jan 13, 2013 7:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Non-dualism, dualism: Does it matter?
Replies: 44
Views: 5179

Re: Non-dualism, dualism: Does it matter?

Then, a few days ago, in the midst of a session of fierce cogitation upon these issues, it dawned on me that it might not matter what I believe, what I think I know. Reality is reality, regardless of my interpretation. Now I call that 'great clarity in thinking'. That's the reason they(vedantists) ...
by Mamaseeker
Sun Jan 13, 2013 7:16 pm
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: why become whole?
Replies: 44
Views: 7794

Re: why become whole?

Ah, Bless his soul( Krishnamurthi)! My kid goes to a school based on Krishnamurthi's philosophy. One thing I learnt from that school was to Uncondition your child, and let the child blossom. You see, we adults are all so conditioned in our lives beginning in our childhoods. That is the KEY problem t...
by Mamaseeker
Sun Jan 13, 2013 6:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mystery
Replies: 10
Views: 1293

Re: Mystery

I feel sometimes living in ignorance is BLISS, just like how my mom and many others do. The moment you try to conceptualize the Universe and its enormity, trouble starts brewing. Thats when you realize that YOU are not the center of the universe like you thought, but an infinitesimally small thing o...
by Mamaseeker
Sun Jan 13, 2013 6:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mystery
Replies: 10
Views: 1293

Re: Mystery

Beautiful post, rachmiel!! Major physics buff here :D . The enormity of the universe, and the fact that earth is just this tiny speck in there is a hard pill to swallow. Try telling that to my mom and she has no idea what i am talking about. She even says all this is a BIG fat LIE concocted by moder...
by Mamaseeker
Sun Jan 13, 2013 12:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Non-duality and Love
Replies: 7
Views: 1030

Re: Non-duality and Love

I have been told about "Arishadvargas" the six vices, from my mom all the time. Quoting Wikipedia "In Hindu theology, Arishadvarga are the six passions 1] of mind or desire: kama (lust), krodha (anger), lobh (greed), moha (attachment), mada or ahankar (pride) and matsarya (jealousy); the negative ch...
by Mamaseeker
Sat Jan 12, 2013 11:40 pm
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: why become whole?
Replies: 44
Views: 7794

Re: why become whole?

And may I suggest you read Tara Brach's Radical Acceptance - the Heart of Buddha. It's a good book if you want to know what acceptance can do. It did nothing good to me because I can only "accept" so much. If life keeps throwing you a curve ball all the time, then acceptance is over-rated imo. I hat...
by Mamaseeker
Sat Jan 12, 2013 8:33 pm
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: why become whole?
Replies: 44
Views: 7794

Re: why become whole?

I can tell you one thing which is true. I'm the most peaceful person on earth when my tummy is full and happy. And I'm serious here. Hunger makes anyone cranky. Maybe the level of crankiness varies. Add -25C, homeless, and desperate, will make the experience a 100 times worse. I can only imagine tha...
by Mamaseeker
Thu Jan 10, 2013 3:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Preciousness of human life
Replies: 4
Views: 768

Re: Preciousness of human life

For life to exist anywhere in the universe, scientists say there must be the perfect recipe with perfect set of conditions like on earth. They still don't know how many earth like planets are out there, what with billions of probabilities. We may never encounter those life-forms even if they do exis...
by Mamaseeker
Thu Jan 10, 2013 3:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Duality when inquiring.
Replies: 10
Views: 1803

Re: Duality when inquiring.

So if i have no image of myself than is it right to say that alll my hurts cease to exist? Adyashanthi in his book The Way Of Liberation says, "I have observed that it is very common for people involved in spirituality to unconsciously use it to avoid painful, troubling, dysfunctional, or fearful a...