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by maaref
Mon Apr 03, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: True Freedom, Liberation and Enjoyment
Replies: 1
Views: 291

True Freedom, Liberation and Enjoyment

A common misconception about enlightenment is that, you are awareness and, therefore, your person is no longer effected by the world and the objects that appear in it. This leads to a conflict as your knowledge of yourself as awareness does not conform with your experience as the person. This leads ...
by maaref
Sun Mar 12, 2017 11:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ego Is Our Problem and Salvation!
Replies: 18
Views: 903

Ego Is Our Problem and Salvation!

A common theme in the spirituality world is that the ego is the problem and we need to somehow get rid of it. That an enlightened person does not have an ego. As Eckhart puts it "if there is any negativity involved, anger, resentment, irritation, then Ego is present there". Q: What Is Ego? Let us be...
by maaref
Sun Mar 12, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Split mind
Replies: 7
Views: 641

Re: Split mind

I have not heard the expression before, but I am currently working on a new thread that I might post later which may deal with the same concept of a "split mind". The following is a paragraph from the thread in progress: "The trap that many people seem to fall into is that they want to get rid of th...
by maaref
Wed Mar 08, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Have You Ever "Not Cared" About Anything?
Replies: 3
Views: 294

Re: Have You Ever "Not Cared" About Anything?

Perhaps you are trying to compensate for something you are missing in your life. Maybe you have done all what you described based on a need and/or error (e.g. seeking security, money, fame, material objects) which kept you motivated and now you are being freed from that need/error which is usually a...
by maaref
Wed Mar 08, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Boredom
Replies: 11
Views: 679

Re: Boredom

For anyone who feels bored and is in need to do something I would recommend: 1. Helping others in whatever capacity or form, directly or indirectly; 2. Hanging out/visiting family members and friends, even distant relatives (and specially orphans who need love, care and guidance); 3. Getting involve...
by maaref
Fri Feb 17, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Read all three books - feel much worse.
Replies: 10
Views: 701

Re: Read all three books - feel much worse.

Lift like you always have. Even if you don't feel you have the same energy. You would be surprised that how your strength would actually increase as you get accustomed with the new energy. If you are awakened, motivation, likes and dislikes would mean less to you. Thus, having a positive attitude/re...
by maaref
Fri Feb 17, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is enlightenment different for everyone?
Replies: 6
Views: 477

Re: Is enlightenment different for everyone?

Well, try not to concentrate on labels that much. What we are talking about here is beyond words and as such spiritual teachings resort to pointing towards the truth rather defining it. That is probably why the Sufi saying says there are as many paths to God as there are sons of Adam. However, do no...
by maaref
Fri Feb 17, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Disassociation when being in the now/awareness
Replies: 2
Views: 227

Re: Disassociation when being in the now/awareness

Stay with that disassociation from reality for certain periods of time each day. Consider it as a period of mediation and reflection. But never over do it. Live your life as you live normally. Awakening process takes time and effort. Reflecting for a period of time would open your mind towards subtl...
by maaref
Fri Feb 17, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who was the first person to be truly aware?
Replies: 3
Views: 281

Re: Who was the first person to be truly aware?

Do you believe non-dual consciousness (which nature is love by the way) would create the whole infinite universe (which is also non-dual consciousness) but forgets to love its creation (basically itself)? Knowledge is consciousness from consciousness to consciousness. All creation, including humans,...
by maaref
Fri Feb 17, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Nothing is stronger than emotions."
Replies: 10
Views: 520

Re: "Nothing is stronger than emotions."

Non-duality teachers often say that consciousness is boundless, infinite. That's how I feel about a strong emotion: It fills everything. Emotion is clearly (an expression of) consciousness, yes? Emotion is consciousness but consciousness is not emotion. In non-duality everything is consciousness. I...
by maaref
Fri Feb 17, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Does Every Single Ego Suffer?
Replies: 2
Views: 213

Re: Does Every Single Ego Suffer?

I would say that no ego suffers. It is just our perception of events and our interpretation of them based on our own conditioning delude us into believing that we are experiencing suffering. But you won't buy that since it contradicts with your experience. So the alternative answer would be that yes...
by maaref
Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: One of the biggest traps
Replies: 116
Views: 3849

Re: One of the biggest traps

The world is not going to get help simply by doing social service or charity; It might help some people but thats not the final answer. If each and every individual begins a journey towards ending his own suffering, only then the world can be saved. That is why enlightenment is stressed so much, be...
by maaref
Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spiritual Ego
Replies: 8
Views: 520

Spiritual Ego

I am just going to throw this out here. The spiritual community seems to be full of seekers who are genuine and sincere in their approach but it seems they have been mislead along the way and now all they seek is not the truth but the experience that comes with knowing the truth. To them, feeling go...
by maaref
Wed Dec 14, 2016 1:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: End game of consciousness?
Replies: 13
Views: 620

Re: End game of consciousness?

I agree with your post. I just think we are looking from different perspectives. I don't really follow your logic when you talk about 2 awareness's and so on... Imagine if pure consciousness was a dot, when that dot is aware of itself, this awareness creates an image/apparent objects. Now you have t...
by maaref
Mon Dec 12, 2016 9:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: End game of consciousness?
Replies: 13
Views: 620

Re: End game of consciousness?

Awareness itself doesn't have a mind to think or know (it's called the "knower and witness" only in a figurative sense) I cannot agree with that. Consciousness is no-thingness. Therefore, its multiplicity is not real. It is only apparent manifestation. The first manifestation/apparent object of the...