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by Rob X
Sun Feb 25, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What does oneness mean to you?
Replies: 19
Views: 585

Re: What does oneness mean to you?

To be honest, I feel more seperateness than oneness, especially around people. I feel the jarring pain others are in sometimes and remember what that’s like. I can be in the moment in the natural world and get absorbed in details and feel great awe and gratitude, but I still feel seperate. I think ...
by Rob X
Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What does oneness mean to you?
Replies: 19
Views: 585

Re: What does oneness mean to you?

Thanks, great description. Funny thing is, I don’t really desire a sense of oneness or other perceptional awareness shifts like I used to, my ordinary awareness is quite satisfactory the way it is. I’m not suffering on a daily basis, that’s good enough for me! Yes, I hear what you are saying. It’s ...
by Rob X
Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What does oneness mean to you?
Replies: 19
Views: 585

Re: What does oneness mean to you?

Cool. I see what you’re saying. Obviously I don’t know what oneness means, I should have said that rather than saying I haven’t experienced it. I do feel whole sometimes, actually quite often. We think of ourselves as a noun in a world of nouns and thus have sense of separation and fragmentation. B...
by Rob X
Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How might we think of Jesus?
Replies: 14
Views: 253

Re: How might we think of Jesus?

Hi Joe You might find this book interesting and helpful: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Experiencing-God-Directly-Christian-Nonduality/dp/1521325022/ref=pd_rhf_gw_p_img_4?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=S9Q4VTV6C4K6NQPAD51F The author is currently a Baptist minister and served as a full time pastor for forty ...
by Rob X
Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: attention to thought and gone thoughts
Replies: 3
Views: 165

Re: attention to thought and gone thoughts

When I get absorbed in thinking, every now and then something pops into my mind. It is: "Oh yeah, I'm supposed to observe my thinking." It's something that Eckhart recommends, it's part of the teaching. Everytime I observe my thinking I notice more often than not that they are completely gone. How ...
by Rob X
Sat Nov 18, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The nature of awareness
Replies: 26
Views: 772

Re: The nature of awareness

I wonder if the two awarenesses you describe, local and universal, are ultimately the same thing = that which Rupert Spira points to as "nonconceptual knowing" ... ? In my own spiritual adventure it’s never been important to attempt to pin down what Reality (or THIS) is. It’s been enough for me to ...
by Rob X
Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The nature of awareness
Replies: 26
Views: 772

Re: The nature of awareness

I wonder if the two awarenesses you describe, local and universal, are ultimately the same thing = that which Rupert Spira points to as "nonconceptual knowing" ... ? In my own spiritual adventure it’s never been important to attempt to pin down what Reality (or THIS) is. It’s been enough for me to ...
by Rob X
Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The nature of awareness
Replies: 26
Views: 772

Re: The nature of awareness

For me, Buddha's dependent arising provides a beautiful insight into this many/One process. It basically says that everything is interconnected and that, because of this, nothing ultimately begins or ends ... it's all (part of) one big beginningless/endless process. It doesn't deny apparent individ...
by Rob X
Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How do monks meditate on pain
Replies: 3
Views: 299

Re: How do monks meditate on pain

I saw in the news a buddhist monk that burned himself because he was protesting and just sat there burning until he was dead. He did not move or scream. Then a different guy I saw online was only set aflame a tiny bit with only 15% of his body and was running around screaming. So how do the monks d...
by Rob X
Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: Back from the Eckhart Tolle spiritual retreat 2017 in Norway
Replies: 16
Views: 681

Re: Back from the Eckhart Tolle spiritual retreat 2017 in No

As I get older and move thru this life I realize more and more that we need nothing (and no one) other than to see (and feel) who we are at the deepest level. Do you need this chuckling, stout little fellow? Is he already part of you? Go deeper than him, you are right there, a blink away. You are m...
by Rob X
Sat Oct 07, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Four Expressions of Awareness
Replies: 7
Views: 403

Re: Four Expressions of Awareness

I also corresponded for a while with Greg. He was very supportive (in a short-clipped way). Then one day I sent him a CD of a music piece I love, just to say thanks for his support. From that day on he hasn't answered any of my emails. I wonder if he felt my giving him a gift was too personal and h...
by Rob X
Sat Oct 07, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Four Expressions of Awareness
Replies: 7
Views: 403

Re: Four Expressions of Awareness

Wading through treacle ... ! Good one. ;-) I used to get the heebie-jeebies when I read Awareness books. Couldn't get past the first 10 pages without the gag/vomit reflex coming up. ;-) Then, lo or behold, I found a teacher whom I really like who's spent 30+ years doing different forms of Buddhism ...
by Rob X
Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Four Expressions of Awareness
Replies: 7
Views: 403

Re: Four Expressions of Awareness

As pointed out by Rob X the term "awareness" is used to mean two quite different things: 1. The act of a subject (the awarer) seeing/perceiving/knowing some object (the awared). 2. The nondual, subject/object-less ground, truth, source, etc. Loch Kelly, in his book Shift into Freedom: The Science a...
by Rob X
Sat Sep 09, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Storm Coming
Replies: 19
Views: 764

Re: Storm Coming

All the best, WW. Positive vibes coming your way.
by Rob X
Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Should I take care of my body?
Replies: 7
Views: 420

Re: Should I take care of my body?

If I am not my body then what difference does it make to improve it through healthy lifestyle in fitness centers or ruin it by enjoying parties, festivals? I'm really interested in spirituality but I enjoy chatting in pub, getting drunk, having party, smoking, eating pizza MORE than doing yoga and ...