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by Lauris
Thu Apr 09, 2015 9:16 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: What is the pain body's purpose?
Replies: 14
Views: 2408

Re: What is the pain body's purpose?

Actually I think I've found something like an answer in Ross Bisghop's amazing book "Healing The Shadow. Here is how he describes the ego, specifically the "evil" entity within, which seemingly acts in opposition to you, contrary to your good intentions. A part of you is the Warrior. The Wolf. Its f...
by Lauris
Wed Jan 21, 2015 12:44 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: What is the pain body's purpose?
Replies: 14
Views: 2408

Re: What is the pain body's purpose?

That's why psychologists such as Jung emphasised the importance of being aware of your unconsciously delivered impulses and make efforts to release them safely. For me, that means listening to heavy metal! For others, it's extreme sports, weight lifting, paraphilia, impassioned debate and, if we ca...
by Lauris
Sun Jan 18, 2015 9:31 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: What is the pain body's purpose?
Replies: 14
Views: 2408

Re: What is the pain body's purpose?

Thank you Webwanderer.

Could you give a practical example of this mechanism?
by Lauris
Sun Jan 18, 2015 7:16 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: What is the pain body's purpose?
Replies: 14
Views: 2408

What is the pain body's purpose?

Hello everyone! :) Recently Tolle's concept of "pain body" has made much sense to me. When he calls it a "semi-autonomous psychic entity" I feel I know exactly what he means. The bundle of emotional ego reactions seem to have a life of their own, and derive pleasure from inflicting pain. When I'm cl...
by Lauris
Mon Sep 01, 2014 10:58 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: When you are Horny and Alone
Replies: 12
Views: 3851

Re: When you are Horny and Alone

I kind of also wonder why Eckhart so rarely talks about sexuality. And he himself seems so asexual. Like a little dwarf. Though I respect his understanding of so many things, he doesn't seem to be the one from whom to learn about sexuality. Now, when it comes to dealing with sexual urges when you're...
by Lauris
Sun Jul 27, 2014 5:29 pm
Forum: Awakening / Spiritual Enlightenment / Truth-Realization
Topic: Karma, fate, free will
Replies: 21
Views: 3626

Karma, fate, free will

Many spiritual traditions and also modern science often claim that our lives are actually 100% preconditioned, because a non-causal free will cannot possibly exist. Arguing for a free will is indeed hard, as is the topic itself. But I'm wondering: if our lives and events in them are preconditioned, ...
by Lauris
Mon Jul 14, 2014 8:17 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: The purpose of the ego?
Replies: 14
Views: 1574

Re: The purpose of the ego?

Hi! I should say that I'm speaking of ego as a psychological dysfunction, and not in a cosmological context. I also think that sense of being an individual does not equal ego, I believe we are all fundamentally individuals, although made of the same stuff, "the one". This will be a highly personal p...
by Lauris
Sat Jul 12, 2014 6:50 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: The purpose of the ego?
Replies: 14
Views: 1574

Re: The purpose of the ego?

Thanks everyone for your replies. Just stumbled upon this video, which somehow touches the same issue. It seems we attach our identity to the ego because we're not familiar with the "stillness within", and we have a genuine need to feel worthy and powerful. And we get our sense of worth by being bet...
by Lauris
Fri Jul 11, 2014 8:19 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: The purpose of the ego?
Replies: 14
Views: 1574

The purpose of the ego?

Hi there! Just registered on this forum to ask this question. I've been reading a lot of Tolle recently and feeling that he's incredible at describing the human ego at work. He brilliantly describes HOW the ego works, but I'd like to know if he ever speaks of the WHY of ego's existence. I suspect it...