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by turiya
Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Should I let go of my ego 'friend'?
Replies: 18
Views: 1491

Re: Should I let go of my ego 'friend'?

Here's a good video clip on self-esteem vs. Self-esteem (the former depends on a certain image of yourself, the latter comes from transcendence of images):

https://www.eckharttollenow.com/s/5tzfmm
by turiya
Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Humility and Awakening
Replies: 12
Views: 214

Re: Humility and Awakening

Sighclone wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:00 am
I always enjoy your posts
Likewise :D
runstrails wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:36 pm
The 'ordinary' (e.g., planets, stars, dark matter, gravity) can be called as 'maha'-siddhis. We so take them for granted.
True! I like the term "maha-siddhis".
Sighclone wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:15 pm
I'm working up a post on "Divine Solipsism"
I look forward to reading this. :)
by turiya
Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Humility and Awakening
Replies: 12
Views: 214

Re: Humility and Awakening

I have essentially no consciousness of the astral plane or the causal plane. Same here. I've never experienced any "extraordinary mind stuff" (what I call siddhis and various planes, etc). Just the plain, ordinary mind stuff here. :wink: Although, really, the ordinary is pretty extraordinary, when ...
by turiya
Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What are we?
Replies: 39
Views: 1092

Re: What are we?

pabl692 wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:15 am
Which is another minefield.
... or mind-field. :lol:

(Sorry, corny joke... :D)

Great post, Kiki!
by turiya
Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What are we?
Replies: 39
Views: 1092

Re: What are we?

So he uses the John Smith analogy. Which is God. King Lear doesn't exist, rather God is experiencing being King Lear. But this, again, goes back to the idea of no self, right? King Lear doesn't exist as an independent soul that lives on. When King Lear dies, God just goes, oh that was jolly fun, th...
by turiya
Fri Aug 30, 2019 2:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What are we?
Replies: 39
Views: 1092

Re: What are we?

You exist as an element of God. Look at it as a multifaceted diamond. (I love a good metaphor) It's a big one with infinite numbers of facets. Each facet is unique, individualized, conscious, self aware, eternal. Yet all are part of the same Essential Being that is God/Source - the Source Diamond, ...
by turiya
Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What are we?
Replies: 39
Views: 1092

Re: What are we?

Rupert Spira scared me once. I watched him and he actually said that nobody existed but God. If you can find and post the video where he says that, it would be helpful for me. Thanks. Sometimes, statements from spiritual teachers take on a whole different meaning if you consider the complete contex...
by turiya
Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What are we?
Replies: 39
Views: 1092

Re: What are we?

If you are driven by curiosity as to the essence of life, then explore it... Somewhere buried within it are the answers to most if not all your questions. It's unlikely that a simple answer will satisfy you at this point, so patience and diligent investigations will be necessary. But don't fret abo...
by turiya
Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is Everything the Ego says False?
Replies: 23
Views: 499

Re: Is Everything the Ego says False?

Your identification with the thoughts (whether you "consciously think" them or not) is what's false... Identification = the "voice of the Ego".
by turiya
Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: The will to action
Replies: 5
Views: 445

Re: The will to action

:D
by turiya
Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:38 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: The will to action
Replies: 5
Views: 445

Re: The will to action

Hi James,

Here are a couple of Eckhart videos that may be helpful:

https://www.eckharttollenow.com/s/y1vbe7

https://www.eckharttollenow.com/s/378eqr
by turiya
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:15 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 5
Views: 444

Re: Hello

A lot of good pointers in this one by Alan Watts, too:

https://youtu.be/gFMmRWscApc

:wink:
by turiya
Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:49 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 5
Views: 444

Re: Hello

dtb94 wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:53 pm
Regardless of my addiction to weed, and lack of energy/depression, I want to improve and live a better life for the long run.
Do you like Mooji?

In my opinion, this video of his has many great, helpful pointers:

https://youtu.be/eTui7Uh0Jvo
by turiya
Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ramana Maharshis Who am I? I need help understanding it
Replies: 16
Views: 669

Re: Ramana Maharshis Who am I? I need help understanding it

I read many different sources and they all help to elucidate Ramanas teachings better... I agree. Sometimes, one teacher will say something a certain way and their wording just doesn't quite "click" for me. Then later, I'll hear the same teaching expressed another way by a different teacher, and I ...