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by xpansion
Fri Dec 12, 2014 3:23 am
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: practical application is missing
Replies: 8
Views: 1562

Re: practical application is missing

Yup, can't disagree, nor fully agree. Many here feel that Tolle is a spring board, a jumping off point to a richer spiritual and psychological understanding. That was the case for me. He seems to get the ball rolling, crack the nut, peel off the outer layer for many. It's a process that, once start...
by xpansion
Fri Dec 12, 2014 3:00 am
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: practical application is missing
Replies: 8
Views: 1562

practical application is missing

Eckharte Tolles books seem to be very focused on the problem but give very little advise on the solution apart from vague advise such as "feel your inner body" and "be aware of your pain body" both of which are abstract concepts. After reading Power of now and New earth I had a lovely fuzzy feeling ...
by xpansion
Fri Dec 05, 2014 1:57 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Me
Replies: 37
Views: 4218

Re: Me

Who says that the true self cannot be impermanent? THAT which perceives impermanence cannot be impermanent ... because if there was only impermanence, it would be impossible to perceive it ... just as a balance cannot weigh itself ... If everything was blue, you would not perceive the blue, you wou...
by xpansion
Fri Dec 05, 2014 12:35 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Me
Replies: 37
Views: 4218

Me

Please correct me if Im mistaken but these teachings often point to the concept of our how our thoughts, sensations, feelings, emotions , body etc are not who we are because they are all impermanent ephemera. I dont really understand though why just because something is impermanent that it can't be ...
by xpansion
Mon Dec 01, 2014 10:26 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Doesn't Awareness die with the body?
Replies: 62
Views: 7653

Re: Doesn't Awareness die with the body?

I see it like this. Awareness or consciousness is kind of like space. Its an infinite stillness, it is not a thing, its "no thing" Every thing (all form) is part of it and is unfolding within it. Currently you are aware of your body. When you "die" your body will undergo a process of metamorphosis....
by xpansion
Mon Dec 01, 2014 1:16 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Doesn't Awareness die with the body?
Replies: 62
Views: 7653

Re: Doesn't Awareness die with the body?

Spiritual teachers often say that my true nature is Awareness, and that that is never born and never dies, but there is something about that which I don’t understand. When the body goes into deep sleep or faints, awareness also disappears. I don’t see why the same wouldn’t happen when the body dies...
by xpansion
Fri Nov 28, 2014 6:57 am
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: friendships
Replies: 33
Views: 4334

Re: friendships

Clouded you actively search for images to post to try an inflame the subject. What part of you wants to engage in this troll like behaviour? Could it be your pain body?
by xpansion
Fri Nov 28, 2014 5:08 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Inner body
Replies: 4
Views: 1049

Re: Inner body

ok let's go into your question. When you close your eyes, you don't see your body any more, but you feel this body, right ? You can feel your arms, your legs, your heart beat, your breath, your stomach gurgles, inner sounds in your ears (maybe tinitus) etc ... you can also feel some tensions in som...
by xpansion
Fri Nov 28, 2014 5:00 am
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: friendships
Replies: 33
Views: 4334

Re: friendships

Unless you are some super enlightened being then no it's not possible to accept everyone as they are. Would you accept Hitler? People don't have to think like me at all, they just have to take responsibility for their own shit and not dump it on me then maybe we can be friends. Yes I'm responsible ...
by xpansion
Fri Nov 28, 2014 12:59 am
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: friendships
Replies: 33
Views: 4334

Re: friendships

Did you feel defensive because I called you out on your ego? It's okay, I have an ego too. I just think that the whole doormat thing is an exaggeration, sorry. Did you tell these people that there are things that you wish they'd stop doing to you? I don't know any magical formula to attract people ...
by xpansion
Thu Nov 27, 2014 10:16 pm
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: friendships
Replies: 33
Views: 4334

Re: friendships

Ego alert, ego alert! Have you ever thought of yourself as being a good friend? What is a good friend to you? To me, it seems that you want only the good and can't tolerate the bad. Your former friends can't be 100% terrible? Why not focus on what characteristics you like about people? I think that...
by xpansion
Thu Nov 27, 2014 9:37 pm
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: friendships
Replies: 33
Views: 4334

Re: friendships

I feel like I am trying to awaken to consciousness but Im surrounded by people who aren't, by people who are projecting their shit outwards all the time and Im finding that very difficult to tolerate and so I isolate myself hoping that one day Ill meet some people on the same path who may have bagg...
by xpansion
Thu Nov 27, 2014 10:13 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Inner body
Replies: 4
Views: 1049

Inner body

Im still not really sure what ET means when he speaks of the inner body. I dont feel much at all apart from the occasional itch, tingle or pain. He speaks of it as though its this easy thing just do whenever but I have great difficulty being aware of just these occasional sensations let alone an "in...
by xpansion
Thu Nov 27, 2014 6:12 am
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: friendships
Replies: 33
Views: 4334

Re: friendships

I find that hanging out with people who you have trouble tolerating is a good way for you to grow and eventually accept other people's baggage. Maybe you can try to help them awaken to consciousness instead of judging them to be utter basket cases?? In life you might meet people who will unknowingl...
by xpansion
Thu Nov 27, 2014 3:24 am
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: friendships
Replies: 33
Views: 4334

friendships

I keep finding myself in a similar situation in regards to friendships. I meet people, I like them for a while until their baggage comes to the fore and then I find I cannot tolerate them. Sometimes they have turned out to be alcoholics whose personality becomes ugly and aggressive when drunk, somet...