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by phil
Fri Dec 09, 2005 7:49 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Something interesting
Replies: 19
Views: 5053

Oops, sorry rockchuck. Heidi is a moderator, and thus has the last word on what fits here or doesn't. But for myself, just another poster, I didn't mean to enforce any rules on you. Sorry, my fault if it read that way. I do think a discussion of Christ, and/or Christianity, could be interesting, and...
by phil
Fri Dec 09, 2005 5:56 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Something interesting
Replies: 19
Views: 5053

Let's hear it for the Independants! :-) That was funny Heidi, thanks... :-) The challenge with the subject of Christ would appear to be that he lived and taught 2,000 years ago, before any reliable method of recording his exact teaching was available. Thus, it will always be one person's interpretat...
by phil
Fri Dec 09, 2005 6:58 am
Forum: Recommended Books
Topic: Jiddu Krishnamurti
Replies: 7
Views: 3256

I kept thinking while reading him, 'why doesn't he just spit it out! Krishnamurti had a different teaching strategy than Tolle. He doesn't spit it out because he doesn't want us to think we've got it just because we read it in a book. That's why he seems so wordy. He never intends to give us the an...
by phil
Fri Dec 09, 2005 2:24 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Anger
Replies: 60
Views: 8294

Nice one Summer, thanks for the link. Lisa, got your PM, and replied. You'll probably get an email alerting you to any PM. If you don't get such notices, and you want them, you can turn them on within your Profile here on the board. Yes, I didn't get jazz for decades, and then all of sudden my jazz ...
by phil
Thu Dec 08, 2005 5:26 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Anger
Replies: 60
Views: 8294

Lisa, I hope you can hear the Stephane Grappelli tune, because I can find no words that better describe the brave passionate freedom of your post. If you're still concerned with "being cool", worry no longer, no jazz soloist was ever cooler. "Cool" is usually used to describe a pose of one kind or a...
by phil
Thu Dec 08, 2005 4:34 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Question about the Ego
Replies: 19
Views: 3934

Re: Question about the Ego

Brillant people trying to convey their points using the phrases that suggest they are right and the other is wrong. Is this the egoic mind slipping in the back door and disquising itself as "I'm more?" If so, is this an indicator that the ego is smarter than we think in it's ability to interfere wi...
by phil
Thu Dec 08, 2005 2:44 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Reason For Living
Replies: 15
Views: 3820

Re: Reason For Living

As my deep depression continued and got deeper, I began to feel seriously worthless and no point. I contemplated the "To be or not to be," speech. Please pardon and ignore this if it's not relevant to your situation. Perhaps we can introduce biology. Young people are jam packed with all kinds of ch...
by phil
Thu Dec 08, 2005 2:09 am
Forum: Law of Attraction
Topic: Manifestation and Acceptance
Replies: 16
Views: 8102

Thanks Katiebug, I love your screen name. :-) My guess, generally speaking, is that folks are either born the self employed type, or the get a job type. It seems less a matter of making a decision than discovering who you are, and making peace with, accepting the what is of, the pros and cons of tha...
by phil
Wed Dec 07, 2005 9:57 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Anger
Replies: 60
Views: 8294

What a beautiful post! I'm stepping out of the content for a moment, and listening to the music of your words. It's not the plodding overly orderly 4/4 time of my posts, but happy syncopated jazz, careening with abandon all over the scale. True groovin! With the help of Stephane Grappelli, I will no...
by phil
Wed Dec 07, 2005 7:35 pm
Forum: Law of Attraction
Topic: Manifestation and Acceptance
Replies: 16
Views: 8102

Everything comes with a price tag, sometimes examining the price tag can help. Many (most?) self employed people are that way simply because they were unwilling to pay the price tag involved in working for others. They looked at that price tag and said , nope, not for me, not gonna do it, no matter ...
by phil
Wed Dec 07, 2005 3:27 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Anger
Replies: 60
Views: 8294

Hi again, Back from a long day in the woods. Wow. Be-lank, I have to tell you it's a pleasure and comfort for me to read how well you get where I'm trying to come from. You know how gay folks "come out of the closet"? That's one way to manage a relationship with one's ego perhaps. Expose it to the l...
by phil
Tue Dec 06, 2005 3:15 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Anger
Replies: 60
Views: 8294

I didn't snort this time but you are nuts. This tends to happen to people who have squirrels as best friends... Here's a bit of Krishnamurti I had saved the other day, should sound familiar. When man becomes aware of the movement of his own thoughts, he will see the division between the thinker and...
by phil
Tue Dec 06, 2005 1:22 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Anger
Replies: 60
Views: 8294

Let’s drop these foils and grab our sabers! But I caution you, death is a beloved friend of mine. I can’t lose. Game on! How that’s for an attention grabber? Pretty good, huh? Uh oh. I'm in serious trouble now. Time to wheel out the big guns. It's my only hope of avoiding total ego anniliation! :-)...
by phil
Mon Dec 05, 2005 3:47 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Anger
Replies: 60
Views: 8294

Hi be-lank! But do you see how that question is very much of the mind? Yes, yes, I do. Truly, I am reading and hearing what you're saying. You have put it well. And most of all I am hearing the positive enthusiasm of a new friend, because behind all my words, that state of mind is my drug of choice....
by phil
Mon Dec 05, 2005 3:59 am
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: Eckhart's Touch
Replies: 8
Views: 2375

Be-lank, you mentioned that you have hermit tendencies and that "people freak you out". This fellow squirrely hermit wonders if you might have experienced this. I find that as I get older, I gradually become more sensitive, like an aging bottle of wine. This is great in regards to nature, because it...