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by turiya
Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: I refuse to surrender to what is. Isn't it giving up?
Replies: 3
Views: 129

Re: I refuse to surrender to what is. Isn't it giving up?

A good quote from Practicing the Power of Now: “It is the quality of your consciousness at this moment that is the main determinant of what kind of future you will experience, so to surrender is the most important thing you can do to bring about positive change. Any action you take is secondary. No ...
by turiya
Wed Dec 25, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Auditory hallucinations?
Replies: 6
Views: 139

Re: Auditory hallucinations?

Personally, I've never experienced any auditory hallucinations (or visual ones). But, I just listened to this youtube video yesterday and, since it seems relevant to this thread, I'll share it here :D : https://youtu.be/vuMIAOp_9qI (2:12 through 5:50... and 17:46 through 22:00 I found to be particul...
by turiya
Wed Dec 25, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Methods for deepening practice
Replies: 6
Views: 441

Re: Methods for deepening practice

So just shift attention from breath to listening or doing, it's all of the same "presence" value and therefore continuous and consistent? See yourself as that Presence which is ever-present. :D Here's a lovely Q & A session on Rupert Spira's website that might interest you: https://non-duality.rupe...
by turiya
Wed Dec 11, 2019 5:32 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Singer songwriter with a twist!
Replies: 3
Views: 198

Re: Singer songwriter with a twist!

Hi Dave, Beautiful music! I especially enjoyed listening to your song "Belong". The lyrics are really good, and the guitar part at the very beginning and throughout the song reminds me of one of my favorite Beethoven pieces: Moonlight Sonata. Belong https://youtu.be/Bj3aWiddNeg Moonlight Sonata http...
by turiya
Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Explain how our emotions are only about us and not about anyone or anything else.
Replies: 8
Views: 648

Re: Explain how our emotions are only about us and not about anyone or anything else.

If I planted a land mine on my property and you stepped on it, who is responsible for the mine exploding and blowing a big hole in my yard? Had you stayed away from my property (self-image), it would never have gone off and all would be fine. But had I not planted it in the first place, likewise th...
by turiya
Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Should I let go of my ego 'friend'?
Replies: 18
Views: 2196

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: 14
Views: 992

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: 14
Views: 992

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: 51
Views: 3566

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: 51
Views: 3566

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: 51
Views: 3566

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: 51
Views: 3566

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: 51
Views: 3566

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: 1274

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: 682

Re: The will to action

:D