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by phil
Sun Dec 11, 2005 6:56 am
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Naughty or Nice
Replies: 23
Views: 7198

Yes, by all means, if you want to experiment, kick Phil. You'll probably have to kick be-lank first to get to the head of the line, :wink: but that's just more practice. Isn't awakening about overcoming the illusion that we are separate from awareness/God/Nature, whatever you want to call it? Isn't ...
by phil
Sun Dec 11, 2005 4:26 am
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Naughty or Nice
Replies: 23
Views: 7198

Hi Kiki, just a word to say I enjoy your posts. Glad to see you making the rounds. I love how Papaji would get in arguments with store keepers and his students would watch in wonderment, asking "How can an awakened one act like this?" And immediately afterward the anger would be gone as though it ne...
by phil
Sun Dec 11, 2005 2:16 am
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Something interesting
Replies: 19
Views: 5053

OK RC, I can hear some of what you're saying. I like to use nature rather than any book as my reference point. In nature we see a balance of creation and destruction. So if we see nature as the body of God, there does appear to be more to God than "chocolate milk waterfalls". (a great phrase!) So pe...
by phil
Sun Dec 11, 2005 2:06 am
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Naughty or Nice
Replies: 23
Views: 7198

If relationship means creating a connection between yourself and another, then it seems a premium should be placed on honesty. Honesty in our dealings with others, and honesty in our dealings with ourselves. "Niceness" can go sour when we use it as a device to lie to ourselves and others about the s...
by phil
Sat Dec 10, 2005 7:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Awareness and Action
Replies: 2
Views: 1103

Good! So I can burst out laughing at that last post, and no one will notice! :-)
by phil
Sat Dec 10, 2005 7:50 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: What physical health issues does Eckhart have?
Replies: 64
Views: 22751

I love your openness and you have many insightful points. But there tends to be an assumption of the Truth- and given as an absolute- that I caution. I'll second that caution. For all of us. Imagine that I decide to teach my dog algebra. My dog is the most willing enthusiastic student possible, and...
by phil
Sat Dec 10, 2005 5:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Awareness and Action
Replies: 2
Views: 1103

Awareness and Action

I was reflecting that Tolle's awakedness, by itself, would seem to not be so useful to those of us who will never meet him. Rather, to be more precise, it seems that it is Tolle's ability to translate his awakening in to a specific action, clear comprehendable writing and speaking, that is the value...
by phil
Sat Dec 10, 2005 4:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Meditation Practise
Replies: 18
Views: 4852

Meditation Practise

Do you guys find a formal meditation practice useful? You know, setting aside time to sit, watch your breath, or whatever other technique you find helpful. It seems fully integrating watchfulness in to everyday activities is the ideal. Is a meditation practice part of your system for acheiving that ...
by phil
Sat Dec 10, 2005 7:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Favorite Quotes
Replies: 39
Views: 7864

Tiring of their treasures,
a kingdom full of kings,
found ever larger pleasures,
in ever smaller things.

Professor Blowhard
by phil
Sat Dec 10, 2005 7:13 am
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Something interesting
Replies: 19
Views: 5053

Hey Phil, it just dawned on me that Jesus and John Cleese share the same initials......W H O A................ :lol: Yes, when you accept John Cleese, aka Basil Fawlty, as your personal savior, you can get the other JC thrown in for free if you wish. The sale lasts through Sunday. :-) And He shall ...
by phil
Sat Dec 10, 2005 6:53 am
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: What physical health issues does Eckhart have?
Replies: 64
Views: 22751

But back to the illness thing.....I personally am a big believer in that maybe 80-90% of all illness is psychosomatic in origin. Well, it's interesting to observe how our minds work. First, we use language to break ourselves in to two parts, body and mind. And then we do a bunch of scientific resea...
by phil
Fri Dec 09, 2005 9:45 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: What physical health issues does Eckhart have?
Replies: 64
Views: 22751

:lol: :!: :twisted:
by phil
Fri Dec 09, 2005 9:44 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Anger
Replies: 60
Views: 8291

Phil- I listened to Emilie Barlow and this is my kind of Jazz! Neato! Only thing is it just takes too long to load. I hear ya. Sorry, my fault. I'm trying to explore communicating without so many words, but we'll just wait for the appropriate connections etc to go that route. No worries at all. I a...
by phil
Fri Dec 09, 2005 9:21 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: What physical health issues does Eckhart have?
Replies: 64
Views: 22751

Any thoughts on this? Thoughts on everything regrettably... I don't know. Tolle's personal actions could influence my evaluation of his writing. But the mind/body connection angle, while completely real, is just too complicated to draw any big conclusions from, imho. Ideally, it might be better if ...
by phil
Fri Dec 09, 2005 8:54 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Something interesting
Replies: 19
Views: 5053

Oh great, Phil.....now you have given my mind something even more to work on....how can I see the reruns of Fawlty??? :D I had never seen that show before and it looks wonderful. Oh, it is, it is. Well, I'm assuming you like Monty Python. If yes, you have no choice but to make the pilgrimage to Faw...