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by Starseed
Wed May 21, 2014 7:59 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: ET and ACIM
Replies: 12
Views: 2652

Re: ET and ACIM

These are two videos from Gary Renard that I liked on the topic of forgiveness:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Jan54HxAyg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7v4zLgxKHGs
by Starseed
Wed May 21, 2014 7:55 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: ET and ACIM
Replies: 12
Views: 2652

Re: ET and ACIM

I am not sure it is worth reading the ACIM text from cover to cover, but what I took from the little I learned about it, is the value of forgiveness as explained by Gary Renard. Not forgiveness in the usual sense, but realizing that we are all manifestations of the same single ego, and that condemni...
by Starseed
Wed May 21, 2014 7:49 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Is awakening a selfish journey?
Replies: 10
Views: 1212

Re: Is awakening a selfish journey?

If you accept that we are living a dream, then trying too hard to awaken from the dream could be considered a nightmare. It seems almost foolish to be obsessed with awakening from the dream, when for one reason or another you can't or won't. A pause is needed. Let it come. Or let it not come. Eithe...
by Starseed
Wed May 07, 2014 1:59 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Is awakening a selfish journey?
Replies: 10
Views: 1212

Re: Is awakening a selfish journey?

If you accept that we are living a dream, then trying too hard to awaken from the dream could be considered a nightmare. It seems almost foolish to be obsessed with awakening from the dream, when for one reason or another you can't or wont't. A pause is needed. Let it come. Or let it not come. Eithe...
by Starseed
Tue May 06, 2014 3:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Refuting the External World - Goran Backlund
Replies: 4
Views: 577

Re: Refuting the External World - Goran Backlund

The Unveiling There never was a veil of perception. Nothing was ever covering up the external world because there is no external world. There is nothing out there existing outside of experience. There’s just perception. And the substance of perception is consciousness itself; it is what perception ...
by Starseed
Tue May 06, 2014 3:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Refuting the External World - Goran Backlund
Replies: 4
Views: 577

Re: Refuting the External World - Goran Backlund

The Major Fallacy How can we know what is behind the veil of perception? To know the accuracy of a copy we need to compare it to the original, but in this case we have no access to the original, for when it is observed it becomes a copy. There’s no way to access reality other than through the lens ...
by Starseed
Tue May 06, 2014 3:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Refuting the External World - Goran Backlund
Replies: 4
Views: 577

Re: Refuting the External World - Goran Backlund

Concepts To deepen our understanding of reality, we need to examine the building blocks that constitute our idea of it. Concepts are the way in which we define the world to ourselves and others, and these little cognitive units of meaning are what makes knowledge and reason possible. To understand ...
by Starseed
Tue May 06, 2014 3:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Refuting the External World - Goran Backlund
Replies: 4
Views: 577

Refuting the External World - Goran Backlund

The Veil of Perception If I close my eyes the world disappears. Not the actual world of course, but my visual image of it. And I can make the image pop in and out of existence simply by opening and closing my eyes. The visual image, along with the other perceptions that make up my experience, is ho...
by Starseed
Tue May 06, 2014 3:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: There is no external world
Replies: 43
Views: 5542

Re: There is no external world

What people aren't getting, and thus a major reason why they're completely stuck in their search, is that there is no world external to perceptions. When they hear something like "All there is, is consciousness", they proceed to interpret that as if consciousness is some magical force that operates...
by Starseed
Sat May 03, 2014 10:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Non-Duality: Conceptual vs Experiential
Replies: 110
Views: 7438

Re: Non-Duality: Conceptual vs Experiential

Respect has to be mutual. If deliberately disrespected by someone, I see no point in showing them respect. For me, the best way to deal with insults is first not take it personally (nothing is hurt but an illusional self image), and second expose the inappropriate behaviour and mirror it to the ins...
by Starseed
Sat May 03, 2014 10:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Non-Duality: Conceptual vs Experiential
Replies: 110
Views: 7438

Re: Non-Duality: Conceptual vs Experiential

He is a beginner as he says, a hothead. Will benefit from therapy. I would not bother to argue with such types. :shock: A hothead?... benefit from therapy?.. Perhaps, you are just projecting here your own deep seated issues. Yeah, there is something called anger management. And yes, judging from hi...
by Starseed
Sat May 03, 2014 8:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Non-Duality: Conceptual vs Experiential
Replies: 110
Views: 7438

Re: Non-Duality: Conceptual vs Experiential

He is a beginner as he says, a hothead. Will benefit from therapy. I would not bother to argue with such types. No sorry, I would not say such things ... even a beginner deserves to be respected ... I am just asking attention/awareness to our reactions, because, as Eckhart Tolle said it too, observ...
by Starseed
Sat May 03, 2014 4:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Non-Duality: Conceptual vs Experiential
Replies: 110
Views: 7438

Re: Non-Duality: Conceptual vs Experiential

Even this spiritual platitude you wrote comes from thought. Do I perceive some emotional reaction or irritation in your answer ? ?? If this is the case, maybe this quote from Carl Jung could be helpful: "Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves." He is ...
by Starseed
Thu May 01, 2014 5:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Non-Duality: Conceptual vs Experiential
Replies: 110
Views: 7438

Re: Non-Duality: Conceptual vs Experiential

Because if non-dual experience is so great, why did the fall into duality ever occur , and why is the return to non-duality such an impossible and unwanted task ? First: why not? Second: why is it a "fall"? I don't claim to know the truth, nevertheless what I wrote assumes a certain understanding o...
by Starseed
Thu May 01, 2014 5:29 pm
Forum: Recommended Books
Topic: A Course in Miracles
Replies: 78
Views: 18176

Re: A Course in Miracles

You said that you're drawn towards J. Krishnamurti, Maharshi, and Tolle. Yet they would be in the realm of spirituality. J. Krishnamurti often belittled the beliefs of the organized religions of Hindu's, Muslims, and Christians, calling it childish nonsense, but also often said that he was not an a...