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by TemporalDissonance
Wed May 11, 2016 5:02 am
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: The beauty and horror of nature
Replies: 5
Views: 927

Re: The beauty and horror of nature

...But is nature suffering? That seems uniquely human. The suffering part is to believe that what is clearly plainly happening should be other that what it is, to scream against reality in the name of unfounded imagined ideas. I share randomguy's take on this, but the only thing is that I am not su...
by TemporalDissonance
Wed May 11, 2016 4:47 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Non reaction vs being passive /submission
Replies: 2
Views: 480

Re: Non reaction vs being passive /submission

Hi Valentinag, welcome to the board. :-) This is my personal perspective, so please take what is of help and discard any or all of it if it doesn't apply. From my understanding of Eckhart's "non-reaction", he is pointing to those instances when someone - through their egos - purposefully elicit a "r...
by TemporalDissonance
Sat Nov 21, 2015 11:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How can we know there's no death
Replies: 537
Views: 26413

Re: How can we know there's no death

randomguy wrote:
td wrote:...if every ox herder decides to live blissfully in silence, how would any of us come to our understanding?
From simple recognition that the silence already is.
Understanding occurs fleetingly within it.
Recognition dissipates against the rays of Knowing.
by TemporalDissonance
Fri Nov 20, 2015 4:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How can we know there's no death
Replies: 537
Views: 26413

Re: How can we know there's no death

A related question though is "Can unconditional love in action appear very conditional?" How do we find unconditional love in Krishna urging Arjuna to fight? Is strapping a drug addict to a bed for three days an act of unconditional love? Is cutting off an allowance to a twenty-something child who ...
by TemporalDissonance
Fri Nov 20, 2015 12:38 am
Forum: Awakening / Spiritual Enlightenment / Truth-Realization
Topic: Only 80% thoughts gone after enlightenment?
Replies: 5
Views: 1037

Re: Only 80% thoughts gone after enlightenment?

This may be the original video you are referring to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-F-l28k-be4 First, understand thoughts are not your enemy. Thoughts may be required when you are trying to solve an engineering problem for example. There are different categories of thoughts. Eckhart does a great j...
by TemporalDissonance
Thu Nov 19, 2015 4:52 am
Forum: Beyond the Physical
Topic: Why are we here?
Replies: 2
Views: 742

Re: Why are we here?

Hopefully this helps people to stop putting so much pressure on themselves to achieve some spiritual status that doesn't exist. Thanks E2B, I dont think spiritual attainment is "bad" or "useless" per sae. But I find it fascinating, when "enlightenment" occurs from Buddha to Eckhart and others, ther...
by TemporalDissonance
Sun Nov 15, 2015 1:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How can we know there's no death
Replies: 537
Views: 26413

Re: How can we know there's no death

Ah, so explore the answers, if you can find any. I have and have a loose understanding that was sufficient for the mind to relax. Ultimately, it (the afterlife) is just a continuation of the dream, the play of consciousness itself...it serves to continue the play. Who said you can't? More important...
by TemporalDissonance
Sun Nov 15, 2015 1:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How can we know there's no death
Replies: 537
Views: 26413

Re: How can we know there's no death

Ok, this is not going to be the same reply I was going to make last night, because that was deleted unfortunately. Anyways, I wasn't saying you can't explore the afterlife, no I said "explore" it actually. So why you went into " who said you cant" and talk about "isn't it apathy to not" is beyond m...
by TemporalDissonance
Sat Nov 14, 2015 4:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How can we know there's no death
Replies: 537
Views: 26413

Re: How can we know there's no death

Who said you can't? More importantly, how do we know for certain there aren't any contradictions? The afterlife may be a continuation of a "dream", but isn't it apathy to just throw our hands up and say "such is, now I am going back to bed"? I would suggest this is more of the mind's way of trickin...
by TemporalDissonance
Sat Nov 14, 2015 2:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How can we know there's no death
Replies: 537
Views: 26413

Re: How can we know there's no death

Um, you are the Self, that's fundamentally what you ARE appearing to appear as a human being....forgetting what you are naturally. Thoughts, feelings, emotions come and go through the form and can be felt fully in the moment they arise without an invitation to stay and cause misery. I think maybe t...
by TemporalDissonance
Sat Nov 14, 2015 2:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How can we know there's no death
Replies: 537
Views: 26413

Re: How can we know there's no death

Ah, so explore the answers, if you can find any. I have and have a loose understanding that was sufficient for the mind to relax. Ultimately, it (the afterlife) is just a continuation of the dream, the play of consciousness itself...it serves to continue the play. Who said you can't? More important...
by TemporalDissonance
Fri Nov 13, 2015 5:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How can we know there's no death
Replies: 537
Views: 26413

Re: How can we know there's no death

I feel there may have been a lot of simplification in the teachings of past gurus Most won't find it that simple, since most are still sleepwalking, but I think I know what you mean. However, I will say every time I've made it complicated the more lost I became. The afterlife topics is a big one to...
by TemporalDissonance
Fri Nov 13, 2015 5:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How can we know there's no death
Replies: 537
Views: 26413

Re: How can we know there's no death

There is only "one" Self...appearing as many. Who is this "you" that which you are referring to? And how are we so sure that were made to forget? The "you" is consciousness, also the substratum which is the Self. Isn't your experience one of forgetting your true nature? Edit- I see you added to ur ...
by TemporalDissonance
Fri Nov 13, 2015 5:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How can we know there's no death
Replies: 537
Views: 26413

Re: How can we know there's no death

Um, you are the Self, that's fundamentally what you ARE appearing to appear as a human being....forgetting what you are naturally. Thoughts, feelings, emotions come and go through the form and can be felt fully in the moment they arise without an invitation to stay and cause misery. Hi dijmart. Yes...
by TemporalDissonance
Fri Nov 13, 2015 12:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How can we know there's no death
Replies: 537
Views: 26413

Re: How can we know there's no death

While the ones who are still denying their humanness or denying the relative and speaking as though they are existing from some non existent absolute place where nothing exists, are the ones who are trapped in a concept and likely full of....you know what, and that concept is very very difficult to...