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by jukai
Sat May 19, 2018 4:41 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Apathy
Replies: 37
Views: 1365

Re: Apathy

apathetic and suspicious of my motives for the spiritual search; a defense mechanism against a frightening world. Very nicely put. The ‘something else’ for me is a strange state and has some similarities to the apathetic state. There is a fIattening of emotions which is good in that I am certainly ...
by jukai
Sat May 19, 2018 2:57 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Apathy
Replies: 37
Views: 1365

Re: Apathy

At times, I have felt this too. At other times, I have felt like this whole (human-made) world is just a copout for the human mind which doesn't want to face what is... and so it created "fantasy" Time (a troubling past to always try to run away from and an ideal future to always try to attain) so ...
by jukai
Thu May 17, 2018 4:26 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Apathy
Replies: 37
Views: 1365

Re: Apathy

I think that apathy is a defense/coping/survival mechanism, and a very effective one. I also think that apathy is, ironically, the last step on the stairway leading to death, although its aim is the opposite - self-preservation. Because, when you have stopped caring, you are a corpse with a heartbea...
by jukai
Thu May 03, 2018 1:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Single
Replies: 9
Views: 446

Re: Single

Thank you so much to everyone that responded to my post. It is so lovely to read your comforting words. I just want you to know what it means to me. :D Hi Tulip, I noticed that your original post was about 6 months ago. Just curious - has your situation / love life changed at all since then ? How a...
by jukai
Tue May 01, 2018 4:29 am
Forum: Recommended Books
Topic: Gifts from a Course in Miracles - Frances Vaughan
Replies: 0
Views: 40

Gifts from a Course in Miracles - Frances Vaughan

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0874778034/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Picked up this book at my local Barnes and Noble, read a few pages, here and there. As I read it, this incredible peace came over me. Eventually, I decided to buy it. It is a really nice alternative presentation...
by jukai
Thu Apr 26, 2018 7:02 am
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: Detachment feels peaceful ... and dead
Replies: 1
Views: 74

Detachment feels peaceful ... and dead

Ten years ago, I visited my aunt, who had a dog, Sunny, that loved to run around and play. I noticed a kind of mat between the living room and the rest of the house. My aunt had placed this mat there to keep Sunny confined to within the living room and away from the bedrooms. I asked my aunt how tha...
by jukai
Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:02 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Question about the book
Replies: 2
Views: 69

Re: Question about the book

The coma is probably the one situation in which you just cannot access that consciousness. I think there are also other states of impaired cognition, such as delirium (caused by dehydration, for instance), in which the brain (i.e. the human form) would make it very difficult, if not impossible, to r...
by jukai
Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Functioning in the material world
Replies: 6
Views: 167

Re: Functioning in the material world

You ask a very valid and relevant question. I've faced the same dilemma as I've grown to apply Eckhart's teachings to my own life. What I found is that the teachings are often in direct contradiction to the way one needs to function in modern life. As you mentioned, playing sports is a great example...
by jukai
Sat Mar 17, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: Awakening / Spiritual Enlightenment / Truth-Realization
Topic: Only 80% thoughts gone after enlightenment?
Replies: 5
Views: 648

Re: Only 80% thoughts gone after enlightenment?

First off, that 80% number can only be a rough estimate, at best. I guarantee you that no one will ever come up with technology advanced enough to be able to measure such a thing accurately. It is just a widespread myth, like so many other glorified ideas and ideals floating around in the world of s...
by jukai
Sat Mar 17, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Regret unconcious decisions
Replies: 12
Views: 416

Re: Regret unconcious decisions

If I got a dollar for every time a person here says that they are enlightened then immediately proceed to talk about their problems, I'd be $50 richer. That's quite a statement, but let me try rephrasing it - if I got a dollar for every instance someone on this site simply parrots what Eckhart says...
by jukai
Sun Mar 11, 2018 6:26 am
Forum: Eckhart Tolle - The Person
Topic: Eckhart Bashing - Bring It On
Replies: 130
Views: 11631

Re: Eckhart Bashing - Bring It On

I'd love to see Tolle boogie more, laugh more, show what he looks like as the arrow flying through the air ... etc his description of enthusiasm. I think all the suffering has beaten the enthusiasm out of him. You can hear it in his voice - he's got no vitality left. He likes to say that, sitting i...
by jukai
Sat Mar 10, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: Eckhart Tolle - The Person
Topic: Not sure what to think re: very high prices for Tolle events
Replies: 211
Views: 23502

Re: Not sure what to think re: very high prices for Tolle events

Eckhart has helped many. For a meager fee of millions. What about all those he's helped who never paid him a fee of millions? Who never gave him a dime? Or those who only bought a book, most of whose value went to the store where it was bought and the publisher who printed it? For a few cents remun...
by jukai
Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Eckhart Tolle - The Person
Topic: Not sure what to think re: very high prices for Tolle events
Replies: 211
Views: 23502

Re: Not sure what to think re: very high prices for Tolle events

Out of curiosity, I googled "Eckhart Tolle criticism" just to see if there was some truth among the words of those on the other side of the fence. A lot of what I saw was just complete and ignorant denial of everything he says, which was to be ignored of course. But one article somewhere said someth...
by jukai
Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Single
Replies: 9
Views: 446

Re: Single

I'm a man in the same age group and I get what you're saying. I understand that you may feel a pressure from the standpoint of biology and from society - to be in a relationship and have children "by now". I understand that everywhere you look, you may see others in your age group that have it and f...
by jukai
Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Regret unconcious decisions
Replies: 12
Views: 416

Re: Regret unconcious decisions

I don't remember where I read this, but I believe it was in a Psychology book. It said something like this - We all make the best decision possible with the information at hand, at any given time. No one says "Let me make a bad decision this time." Later, when you have more information and can see t...