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by phil
Sat Feb 17, 2007 11:36 am
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: What is the best off button for the brain ?
Replies: 50
Views: 9357

What is the best off button for the brain? On the personal level, the best answer to this is probably, whatever works, to each their own. Teachers like Tolle have to look beyond the personal level. The books they write are read by millions. For a teacher with this many students the question arises, ...
by phil
Sat Feb 17, 2007 1:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do I Want Peace, Or Not?
Replies: 23
Views: 2745

Hey Din, thanks for your reply. Ever have this experience? Family. Hey, that always brings the poopdoodle to the surface, ey? I have a family member who I generally get along with pretty well, but you know, 50 years of "issues" always seem to be there somewhere. After all this time, various tensions...
by phil
Sat Feb 17, 2007 1:13 am
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Intellectual understanding...but not experiencing The Now
Replies: 132
Views: 29789

although ironically, I listen to it when walking to work - a time when i could be observing the beautiful scenery! :lol: Wise of you to see this. Choosing words, over what they point to. Trying to eat the word apple, instead of the apple itself. Choosing a human teacher, over the teacher beyond all...
by phil
Fri Feb 16, 2007 8:58 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: What is the best off button for the brain ?
Replies: 50
Views: 9357

Perfethor Philsical Poopdoodle Productions, at your service.

"My story" gets bigger and better every time I run in to Heidi. :-)
by phil
Fri Feb 16, 2007 8:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do I Want Peace, Or Not?
Replies: 23
Views: 2745

I know where the kitchen is. So if I'm not eating, it's because I don't want food right now. I'm eating, or I'm not eating. Either way, I'm getting what I want. All of us have taken ourselves to moments of peace, by some method or another. We know how to find peace. So if we're not having peace in s...
by phil
Fri Feb 16, 2007 3:40 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: What is the best off button for the brain ?
Replies: 50
Views: 9357

Weichen asked, "What is the best off button for the brain?" It's a great question, thanks. Let's focus on the question for a moment. Weichen asked to turn his brain off. Off. Not give his brain something grander, bigger, more profound, insightful, subtle and wise to chew on. Off. That's what he aske...
by phil
Fri Feb 16, 2007 1:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Instability, choosing a course in life, and pain
Replies: 14
Views: 1951

Hi again Confused, But the broken heart and regrets are so strong, and have so much momentum that it makes it hard to appreciate that something greater than my ego is trying to take over. Broken heart and regrets. What are they precisely? Not a complicated philosophical question. A plain and simple ...
by phil
Fri Feb 16, 2007 1:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do I Want Peace, Or Not?
Replies: 23
Views: 2745

Do I Want Peace, Or Not?

I've been reflecting lately that much of what we discuss here could come down to one pretty simple question. Do we want peace or not? I've observed I can usually have more peace of mind pretty much when ever I really want it. If it's peace I really want, I get some peace. So this isn't a problem. So...
by phil
Sun Feb 11, 2007 3:09 pm
Forum: Adyashanti
Topic: The Awakened Way - By Adyashanti
Replies: 22
Views: 12573

You sound like someone who is more interested is entelectualizing the ideas than seeing what the words point to. I understand Joel, I can see why readers might feel that way. After all, we've met in an environment where words are the only currency, and I do like to type. One possibility could be to...
by phil
Sun Feb 11, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: Adyashanti
Topic: The Awakened Way - By Adyashanti
Replies: 22
Views: 12573

Phil, I'm getting you don't like the feeling of being wrong and it pisses you off. Yes? Sorry Joel, no offense, and none taken, but wrong guess. I enjoy this process. Just like you. Or neither of us would be here. Simple. Clear. We're both doing exactly the same thing here, so whatever spiritual st...
by phil
Sat Feb 10, 2007 11:08 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Intellectual understanding...but not experiencing The Now
Replies: 132
Views: 29789

Julia,

If you perceive intellectualizing to be an obstacle for you, maybe more books by anybody isn't a great idea?

How about a lawn chair. A nice field. A few bottles of water, maybe a sandwhich.

Get there early. Stay late.

Watch the day go by.

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by phil
Sat Feb 10, 2007 10:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Solution to war ?
Replies: 125
Views: 12762

Do you lament over the spiritual conditions women have to face, Phil? Hmm. Honestly Gina, I don't long lament over folks of any gender who relish their victim status. It's their choice, and really not my business. But, if you don't mind, I do wish to declare you the poet laureate of this board. You...
by phil
Sat Feb 10, 2007 10:20 pm
Forum: Adyashanti
Topic: The Awakened Way - By Adyashanti
Replies: 22
Views: 12573

Hi WW, If Joseph Stalin himself said something that helped get me clear, I'd make whatever use I could of it and move on. So you're comparing Adyashanti to Joe Stalin?? Wow, and they said my review was tough! :-) You know that the only way to clarity is by your own direct experience. Yes, Krishnamur...
by phil
Sat Feb 10, 2007 6:24 pm
Forum: Adyashanti
Topic: The Awakened Way - By Adyashanti
Replies: 22
Views: 12573

Hey Phil, I'd like to say you're out of your mind, but these statements indicate that that is probably not the case. :lol: Ha! Now that's funny WW. :-) Show me some gurus this funny and I'll try to behave. Here's a great guru who says we're getting awful close to getting the hang of this. http://ww...
by phil
Sat Feb 10, 2007 5:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Solution to war ?
Replies: 125
Views: 12762

Face it Gina, you love us men. We are the providers of your Holy Victimhood.

What would you talk about without us? :-)