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by Vpopov81
Thu Dec 21, 2006 6:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Knowing the ego as false is not enlightenment
Replies: 15
Views: 1908

I dont want to quote you and argue each point. When my australian cattledog instinctively bites the ankles of other dogs it is because that kind of dog has been conditioned over time in previous generations to have this as an instinct. Yes there is always now, but I guess the best way to explain it ...
by Vpopov81
Thu Dec 21, 2006 3:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Knowing the ego as false is not enlightenment
Replies: 15
Views: 1908

Knowing the ego as false is not enlightenment

I think there is a huge confusion going on as to what Enlightenment is. Seeing past the ego is not enlightenment. People think that when they realize the ego is an illusion that that is the enlightened state of consciousness that Eckhart is pointing to, wehn that is a nice and dandy 1st step. Eckhar...
by Vpopov81
Thu Dec 21, 2006 3:03 am
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: spill out what i am feeling!
Replies: 17
Views: 2942

Ok I have to interject here as someone who knows depression 1st hand and very intimately. It is very frustrating for someone using conventional language to say my mind and then have everyone here saying "There is no you to have a mind" etc etc. Of course he has a mind and we all do. And there is a s...
by Vpopov81
Thu Dec 21, 2006 2:46 am
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Self Knowledge and everyday interaction
Replies: 7
Views: 1232

Right - the ego is handy for negotiating life in the form we have assumed. When it's not needed it goes away if one is awake. Without it I'd never turn around if someone were to call my name. I have a common mind projection where I am explaining ego and true self to a crowd and I visualize myself s...
by Vpopov81
Thu Dec 21, 2006 1:30 am
Forum: Spiritual Teachers
Topic: Ken Wilber
Replies: 26
Views: 7903

I was watching Integral operating system 1.0 and Ken Wilbers teaching seems incedibly mind based. Its like the minds attempt to disect consciousness. I feel the same way about Andrew Cohen the founder of "What is Enlightenment" magazine. I think once you really know what Eckhart is trying to say you...
by Vpopov81
Thu Dec 21, 2006 1:25 am
Forum: Spiritual Teachers
Topic: ALLAN KARDEC - Classification of Souls
Replies: 8
Views: 1830

Isn't the whole point of being on this forum the fact that we know we are part of the one and only spirit?
by Vpopov81
Thu Dec 21, 2006 1:09 am
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Self Knowledge and everyday interaction
Replies: 7
Views: 1232

Heh, ya Alan Watts talks about using ego for conventional purposes and I guess thats what I have to do.
by Vpopov81
Thu Dec 21, 2006 1:06 am
Forum: Spiritual Teachers
Topic: dianetics
Replies: 7
Views: 1755

You gotta understand that people arent morons. Well, yes we are, but I noticed wherever there are hordes of people following there is at least some truth to it. Many gurus get followings like this because amidst some bizarre ideas are grains of profound truth. I agree that "the reactive mind" is the...
by Vpopov81
Thu Dec 21, 2006 12:46 am
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: I Spoke to a Crazy Man Today and met Two
Replies: 3
Views: 1195

Ya its funny how if we all vocalized our mind projections wed probably be viewed as just as insane. But I guess we have enough oil in the lamp to see it where as the other person was completely unconscious and could not. I can tell you guys about a little experience I had I don't know how it will be...
by Vpopov81
Thu Dec 21, 2006 12:37 am
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Self Knowledge and everyday interaction
Replies: 7
Views: 1232

Self Knowledge and everyday interaction

Hi, I was wondering if anyone else has a problem with little conventional things since the knowledge of your true self. When I made myself a myspace page theres a section there called "about me" and I feel totally flabbergasted as to what to say. Even if I describe things that I like to do and etc t...
by Vpopov81
Thu Dec 21, 2006 12:06 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Depression
Replies: 39
Views: 5812

Depression

Depression causes a contracted negative energy charge within that energizes your thought pattern which perpetuates it. You might notice that while you feel extremely depressed you arent having thoughts of saving the world, or winning the lottery imagining how great that would be. These thoughts wont...
by Vpopov81
Wed Dec 20, 2006 11:07 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Definition of Unconsciousness
Replies: 8
Views: 1393

Definition of Unconsciousness

Hi guys its me the newbie,

I was wondering if anyone could give me a linear definition of unconsciousness. I know that when my painbody is active even though I may feel extremeeeeeely depressed I am there, after all who is feeling it. So can anyone tell me what unconsciousness is?
by Vpopov81
Wed Dec 20, 2006 9:59 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Methods for Remaining in the Now
Replies: 10
Views: 2061

Re: The gong-o-matic

I invented a homemade mindfullness timer that really comes in handy. Heres what I did. I got an mp3 recording program and I recorded a gong sound followed by a 1 minute interval of silence. Then I put that track on repeat and every minute I hear a gong sound to remind me to stay present. You can ch...
by Vpopov81
Wed Dec 20, 2006 3:37 am
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Methods for Remaining in the Now
Replies: 10
Views: 2061

The gong-o-matic

I invented a homemade mindfullness timer that really comes in handy. Heres what I did. I got an mp3 recording program and I recorded a gong sound followed by a 1 minute interval of silence. Then I put that track on repeat and every minute I hear a gong sound to remind me to stay present. You can cha...
by Vpopov81
Wed Dec 20, 2006 2:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Giving space here in the forums
Replies: 7
Views: 933

whats up from md

Hi Jj,

Well said. I often feel like I am That, but I look at other people around me and don't see them as that. I may know that they are, but I still feel like most people are compolete strangers. It would be so nice to be able to be around others and just sigh. BTW Im from md as well.