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by jj
Fri Aug 31, 2007 1:55 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: eckhart tolle
Replies: 2
Views: 722

Welcome redindira to the Now.
by jj
Fri Aug 31, 2007 1:54 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: John, student of University Of Metaphysical Sciences & T
Replies: 7
Views: 1394

Welcome John! Please do, when you can, share some of your insights into the similarities and realizations that both Tolle and your school learnings bring.

Cheers!
Jonathan
by jj
Wed Aug 29, 2007 8:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prospect of Human Knowledge of Subconscious
Replies: 11
Views: 1415

I'd like to contribute something to this thread please. It will unfold as it unfolds. There's no need to ponder or analyze how it could or might happen. There's nothing necessarily wrong with doing so, but mind analysis won't make a difference by itself. If you find that it is important to you, then...
by jj
Wed Aug 29, 2007 8:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is vegetarian food better for spiritual growth?
Replies: 32
Views: 3108

Re: Is vegetarian food better for spiritual health

By habit and circumstances of birth I eat vegetarian food. A question which used to haunt me was, when even the plant kingdom comes under living things what about their feelings when we eat them. Every time i would chop Okhra(Ladies Finger) ,I would feel I am cutting a most pregnant vegetable, full...
by jj
Wed Aug 29, 2007 9:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marshall Rosenberg and NVC
Replies: 11
Views: 1317

Or maybe it is that the story of time, and other conceptual abstractions, that the ego creates that isn't real. The ego might be real, but it is not who we really are. So the phrase 'core delusion' is used for mistaking the ego for who we really are. In other words, the egoic thoughts have no realit...
by jj
Wed Aug 29, 2007 9:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Good example of the mind's boredom
Replies: 3
Views: 647

Yes thanks kiki and kenognosis. Yes 'to be special', nice observation! I've watched Jackass and sometimes find it funny but I have no desire to set myself on fire or jump off a concrete stairway and land on my chest. :)
by jj
Sat Aug 25, 2007 8:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone Psychic?
Replies: 4
Views: 754

I'm quite sure that ninjin was joking both times Narz. Congrats on finding it. Tolle used to be a psychic. I remember calling 1-800-now-powr and he would answer, back in the good old days.
by jj
Sat Aug 25, 2007 6:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Silent Local Groups
Replies: 5
Views: 958

Re: Silent Local Groups

I was looking at the ET website to see what kind of events is he scheduling, but other than a few talks he will be giving, he does not seem to be interacting with the public much. No workshops or anything like that, even private sessions are not held by him, but by his partner. And then there are S...
by jj
Sat Aug 25, 2007 5:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Motivation, ego isn't enough
Replies: 19
Views: 2229

Re: Motivation, ego isn't enough

Just was thinking today. One of my biggest issues currently is with motivation. Namely the motivation to exercise and study everyday. I find that just the thought of being really good at my studies, or strong or flexible or even the idea of feeling really good is not enough. I feel like I need some...
by jj
Fri Aug 24, 2007 9:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Are GURUs lying? Is realization that easy?
Replies: 24
Views: 3284

Re: Are GURUs lying? Is realization that easy?

While they themselves have spent many years, decades, practically whole life pursuing the goal, practicing, making herculiean efforts. There is not a single GURU which I would see was enlightend while eating burger or chomping on donuts. did they get there by pursuing goals? Or did they get there b...
by jj
Fri Aug 24, 2007 9:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Does our ego-mind seek presence?
Replies: 11
Views: 1693

Thank you EvB. I very much enjoyed your answer to Presentlybythesea's question. May I add another answer? It is the same answer with different words. :) I'll attempt to roughly paraphrase from Tolle's "A New Earth" book. The ego wants to seek more than it wants to find. It is afraid you might find t...
by jj
Fri Aug 24, 2007 8:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Good example of the mind's boredom
Replies: 3
Views: 647

Good example of the mind's boredom

Here is a good example of how bored kids are here in the U.S. As a fun 'activity' in the video, the kids pour gasoline (petrol) on the railroad tracks, then pour gasoline on the kid's pants, then set the tracks on fire and then the kid runs through the fire. His pants then catch fire and he's half e...
by jj
Fri Aug 24, 2007 6:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is vegetarian food better for spiritual growth?
Replies: 32
Views: 3108

Yes dubhasa, Tolle has mentioned that the body knows what it needs more than the mind. So if your body is asking for meat, give it meat. If the body is asking for vegetables, give it such. In other words.. Drop all ideas of what will bring the state of presence. Nothing can bring it because presence...
by jj
Fri Aug 24, 2007 6:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Using Memory
Replies: 7
Views: 1112

There is wonderful advice here and it is good. I just want to say also that it is fine to use the mind to recall the memory as a pointer, too. So the memory is fine in an of itself. However when the mind attaches to the memory as being more important than the Now, then the memory becomes an obstacle...
by jj
Fri Aug 24, 2007 12:44 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi, just joined...
Replies: 6
Views: 1295

Welcome to the fire of burning logs, wheel!

A burning wheel is no longer good for going places to find one's self, but is one that is good for one that has found the self within and so no longer needs to go anywhere but here and now!