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by Intel
Sun Nov 23, 2008 3:55 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: 'Monday morning' feeling
Replies: 11
Views: 1787

Re: 'Monday morning' feeling

I know exactly what you mean! I used to experience this back in school. Its a form of inertia. Your mind tells you its too cold to get out of bed and so you stay in. You convince yourself you feel better being at home when deep down you don't feel good. Its no different from an alcoholic convincing ...
by Intel
Thu Oct 16, 2008 11:19 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Tolle video
Replies: 30
Views: 6278

Re: Tolle video

Agreed. I enjoyed our discussion(to love is to love oneself [oneness]...which does not make sense).
by Intel
Thu Oct 16, 2008 10:56 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Tolle video
Replies: 30
Views: 6278

Re: Tolle video

Actually to be enlightened is to be whole (oneness/unicity – remember)…and thus holy (wholey). Nice play on words, I wonder if that works in Cantonese. I stand by my previous statement, they're not holy beings. You are arguing that after realizing a mirage is a mirage, you would still be anxious fo...
by Intel
Thu Oct 16, 2008 4:34 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Tolle video
Replies: 30
Views: 6278

Re: Tolle video

Not referring to super beings, but you are doing your best to justify and hold onto anger...that might be an issue for you. :wink: You are doing your best to deny anger, that may be an issue for you :wink: . I never said I knew how an enlightened person would react in a certain situation, I was giv...
by Intel
Thu Oct 16, 2008 1:22 am
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Tolle video
Replies: 30
Views: 6278

Re: Tolle video

Wise worlds old friend. I guess enlightenment can never truly be explained in words as reality can't be fully explained in words. But these are some of the tools we have to work with. I suppose it is only possible to have a definition of enlightenment as something which best fits our perspective on ...
by Intel
Wed Oct 15, 2008 11:33 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Tolle video
Replies: 30
Views: 6278

Re: Tolle video

The emotional reactions are not the same because of deeper understanding (seeing a mirage as a mirage and not actually water). So are you saying that if you hit an enlightened person over the head with a hammer they wouldn't get angry, or if a loved one died they deeply cared about, they wouldn't f...
by Intel
Wed Oct 15, 2008 11:29 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Tolle video
Replies: 30
Views: 6278

Re: Tolle video

Perry, I agree with you. If we apply the teachings of non-resistance in the now, then certainly we will be much calmer people and not be swayed so much by our emotions or events. My point is not every enlightened person practises non-resistance. Some enlightened people do, some enlightened people do...
by Intel
Wed Oct 15, 2008 5:17 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Tolle video
Replies: 30
Views: 6278

Re: Tolle video

I don't know where your going with this. We were speaking about enlightened people still experiencing emotions. But in answer to your question, if I saw a mirage and there was water, if I knew it was a mirage I wouldn't be fooled. But just because i'm mentally aware it is just a mirage, it doesn't m...
by Intel
Tue Oct 14, 2008 11:25 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Tolle video
Replies: 30
Views: 6278

Re: Tolle video

Perry you've proven my point. You are now more peaceful through practice, but you are not enlightened. Because enlightenment has nothing to do with emotions. Enlightenment doesn't change how the mind acts, the mind changes anyway. But enlightenment is beyond the mind. The mind does not get enlighten...
by Intel
Tue Oct 14, 2008 5:01 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Tolle video
Replies: 30
Views: 6278

Re: Tolle video

Fooled or not, the world will only appear dual, and the functioning of the body-mind will always act dual. Enlightened or not.
by Intel
Tue Oct 14, 2008 3:43 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Tolle video
Replies: 30
Views: 6278

Re: Tolle video

No thats silly. Its like me asking an enlightened person if they want a cup of tea, and the enlightened person replying "Who is there to drink it?" Its nonsense. Whether enlightened or not, this world will always appear dual. Therefore the functioning of your body-mind is able to act the same even a...
by Intel
Tue Oct 14, 2008 12:15 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Tolle video
Replies: 30
Views: 6278

Re: Tolle video

Getting angry or defensive has nothing to do with enlightenment. Thats like asking if he wanted something to be different, and Eckhart replying no because that would be disagreeing with what is. Enlightened people aren't super beings. They can get emotionally hurt, get angry, judge, act unkindly. Ma...
by Intel
Tue Oct 14, 2008 11:00 am
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Tolle video
Replies: 30
Views: 6278

Re: Tolle video

I suppose thats what seperates your experience from mine. I've been around a few apparently enlightened individuals. Most were simply ordinary people. Nothing special whatsoever. They got angry, made judgements, and you could definately draw them into arguments. Enlightenment isn't about achieving s...
by Intel
Tue Oct 07, 2008 2:32 am
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Tolle video
Replies: 30
Views: 6278

Tolle video

Here is an Eckhart Tolle video. Its funny. In this video, he seems so normal. All that enlightenment stuff doesn't seem to matter. He's just a regular guy.

http://video.aol.com/video-detail/02-ec ... 3557861645
by Intel
Sat Jun 21, 2008 4:40 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Afterlife
Replies: 24
Views: 7544

Re: Afterlife

Sounds to me like you've read 'I AM THAT' key master. You may be eternal, but the question relates to whether we'll return in another incarnation. I don't think this runs counter to nondualistic teaching. Thats like saying once you realize that you are not your body, you don't have to eat anymore. I...