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by jukai
Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:02 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Question about the book
Replies: 2
Views: 47

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: 118

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: 598

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: 10
Views: 275

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: 11177

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: 23033

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: 23033

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: 7
Views: 369

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: 10
Views: 275

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...
by jukai
Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Feel like I cant be free due to knowing too much
Replies: 11
Views: 739

Re: Feel like I cant be free due to knowing too much

After all this soul searching, I think I've come to a similar conclusion. I wish I didn't know so much. I wish I could be that ignorant idiot and actually laugh at the idiotic soap operas that have people chained to their TVs. I wish I could see one good thing about Facebook. I think I also lament t...
by jukai
Mon Mar 05, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Eckhart Tolle - The Person
Topic: Eckhart Bashing - Bring It On
Replies: 130
Views: 11177

Re: Eckhart Bashing - Bring It On

I think Eckhart is just a really sad and lonely human being if he thinks that feeling alive doesn't involve anything in form. I'm beginning to feel more and more sad for him than anything else really. Sorry Eckhart, you make a lot of sense, but I wish you would just enjoy life more. Feeling the warm...
by jukai
Fri Mar 02, 2018 5:23 am
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Philosophical Skepticism as refutation of rationalism
Replies: 2
Views: 107

Re: Philosophical Skepticism as refutation of rationalism

I think that the only true test for truth is experience. Only when you live it do you truly know it. We can repeat, like a broken record, "Life is in the present moment." But that doesn't prove true till it is actually lived or experienced. When you build a new bridge with the goal of adding a new r...
by jukai
Thu Mar 01, 2018 12:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Determines Value?
Replies: 18
Views: 431

Re: What Determines Value?

"hierarchy of needs" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maslow%27 ... y_of_needs.

- People to share joys and sorrows with.
- Good physical health.
- Being able to indulge in hobbies or interests.
- Material comforts.
by jukai
Mon Feb 26, 2018 5:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hell is Other People
Replies: 16
Views: 548

Re: Hell is Other People

I never realized how sane I am till I got to know other people :)
by jukai
Sun Feb 25, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What does oneness mean to you?
Replies: 19
Views: 593

Re: What does oneness mean to you?

To be honest, I feel more seperateness than oneness, especially around people. I feel the jarring pain others are in sometimes and remember what that’s like. I can be in the moment in the natural world and get absorbed in details and feel great awe and gratitude, but I still feel seperate. I think ...