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by phil
Wed Feb 21, 2007 11:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: House of cards
Replies: 60
Views: 5228

Why is that important to you that others have not joined in the discussion? Why was it important to Tolle that you became part of this discussion Din? Why did Tolle go to a lot of trouble to translate these teachings out of the language of ancient Indian masters, in to language you could access? Wh...
by phil
Wed Feb 21, 2007 8:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: House of cards
Replies: 60
Views: 5228

I dunno Din, why is Tolle so interested in other people that he spends much of his life writing, speaking, traveling, etc. Is Tolle just interested in illusions in his mind? OK Din, you've made your point clearly that you're not interested in these other folks beyond the world of those who might fin...
by phil
Wed Feb 21, 2007 8:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: House of cards
Replies: 60
Views: 5228

[Can anything be known at all??? Dunno Din, I guess I don't get why you are asking this question while at the same time posting opinion after opinion on a couple of different now boards. Like the belief that the outer (world) is important in any way, shape, or form. Or that the outer doesn't matter...
by phil
Wed Feb 21, 2007 2:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Talk With God Now!
Replies: 8
Views: 1111

Talk With God Now!

Forget about me and all the other posters on this board. You can talk to God instead! Right now! It's true, I'm not kidding. Claudia, the moderator over at the Now Board found God online, and has got us all chatting with Him/Her. I'm not making this up! Check it out: http://now-for-you.com/forum/vie...
by phil
Wed Feb 21, 2007 1:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: House of cards
Replies: 60
Views: 5228

Someday we may get around to exploring how a discussion of silence might be shared with those outside the new age community. Probably not, but maybe.

Until then, we can keep exploring our attachment to our own particular set of beliefs. That's cool.
by phil
Wed Feb 21, 2007 1:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: These words
Replies: 13
Views: 1188

Although I don't think it really is his intention, Tolle has established himself as an authority figure, a role model. This is entirely your own interpretation. Yes, it is. That's why it appears in my post. Duh. Quit listening to your own thoughts so much, are they really worth being harnessed to t...
by phil
Wed Feb 21, 2007 1:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: House of cards
Replies: 60
Views: 5228

And all of "this" is simply happening, can we really hold any "position" with regard to it? Sure we can. You just did. The sentence above is a position. Just got home from a wonderful day with my wife on a large prairie filled with birds. Thought of our conversation here as hundreds of white pelica...
by phil
Tue Feb 20, 2007 5:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: These words
Replies: 13
Views: 1188

Maybe this is why many spiritual teachers (including Tolle) discourage discussion? They might more effectively discourage discussion by not creating so much that can be discussed. Although I don't think it really is his intention, Tolle has established himself as an authority figure, a role model. ...
by phil
Tue Feb 20, 2007 3:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: House of cards
Replies: 60
Views: 5228

There's no need to surrender if the teaching is not really practical and good. Silence is practical and good. The teachings are not silence. The dialogue we are having is a perfect example of why the teachings, in their present elaborate form, are more of an obstacle than an aid to silence. Just as...
by phil
Tue Feb 20, 2007 3:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: These words
Replies: 13
Views: 1188

Yes, sometimes posts are just for fun. But other times posts are the pointers to truth. Let me guess, my posts are just for fun, and yours are pointers to the truth? :-) Sorry, just teasing, no harm intended. What I'm hoping we might do together is not declare the entire process of words, concepts,...
by phil
Tue Feb 20, 2007 3:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: House of cards
Replies: 60
Views: 5228

The mind is hyjacking your experience. It is dominating you. Oh, c'mon my friend, we've covered this a thousand and one times. For crying out loud, give it up already. This is the standard nowbie debating tactic deployed any time someone says something that explores beyond the Tolle sanctioned grou...
by phil
Tue Feb 20, 2007 2:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: These words
Replies: 13
Views: 1188

So then. Ok. Um. Er, so why do you have 838 posts? :-) Posts can be just for the fun of typing, I get that. That's really the only way to look at our posts, because as my wife always likes to say as she rolls her eyes, "Nobody is listening to you." :-) But why do now teachers write book after book a...
by phil
Tue Feb 20, 2007 2:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: House of cards
Replies: 60
Views: 5228

Second - this "non-technique" is really quite demanding in the most profound sense. It requires constant attention to what's actually happening . It requires that there be a watchfulness to realize just what "doing" is so that it can drop away - and the most subtle doing is the doing which keeps eg...
by phil
Mon Feb 19, 2007 4:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Global Warming: Real Science or Real Politics?
Replies: 22
Views: 2322

Hmm, trying to learn how to make points without aiming them at individuals. Din, I know you aren't offended or worried about my post, but I will apologize anyway, for my own education. All words are rubbish? I would buy this from now philosophy, and greatly respect it, if now teachers and students p...
by phil
Mon Feb 19, 2007 3:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Global Warming: Real Science or Real Politics?
Replies: 22
Views: 2322

Every single word ever uttered or written is rubbish. Sorry Din, we aren't going to connect the hyper vague New Earth plans of nowbie philosophy to every word ever uttered or written, and then declare them all equally rubbish, just to let you off the hook. :-) Tolle and Krishnamurti write book afte...