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by phil
Wed Nov 30, 2005 4:04 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Nature and NoMind
Replies: 24
Views: 5036

Wow. That was a beautiful story. Well done! I tried to share your story with my wife, and then realized I could never tell it as you have, so I sent her here to read your telling of it. One of our squirrels had "around in circles" disease, so that helped me understand your story. Your story says so ...
by phil
Wed Nov 30, 2005 2:08 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Anger
Replies: 60
Views: 8292

Re: Anger

I have never really felt entitled to my angry emotions. What are you all doing with anger? Oh my. People who let their dogs bark all day and night have been sent to earth to remind me how far yet I have to go. Thank you Lord, you jerk. :-) So, having established my lack of expertise... Claudia, you...
by phil
Tue Nov 29, 2005 8:05 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Nature and NoMind
Replies: 24
Views: 5036

Thanks for the kind words Summer. I'm glad you enjoyed the site. There are more movies on our main nature site if you care to continue. Once you got me started, I decided to blabber on about squirrels as gurus here: http://eckhart-tolle-forum.inner-growth.info/viewtopic.php?t=281 What I never realiz...
by phil
Tue Nov 29, 2005 4:56 am
Forum: Spiritual Teachers
Topic: Squirrely Gurus
Replies: 4
Views: 1830

Squirrely Gurus

We raise squirrels for a hobby. I spent an hour with our current litter of 4 squirrels this afternoon, and was reminded how good they are at those things you and I are aspiring to. Their enthusiastic involvement in each moment is remarkable. A bit of that talent rubs off on you, just by being in the...
by phil
Mon Nov 28, 2005 11:19 pm
Forum: Spiritual Teachers
Topic: Andrew Cohen (Mother Of God)
Replies: 21
Views: 5303

Andrew Cohen (Mother Of God)

This is not especially important, at least to me, but I was curious if anyone is aware of this. If I have it right (I may not) Andrew Cohen's (publisher of What Is Enlightment magazine) mother is on a cruscade to warn the world about her son. This article summarizes it: http://www.themotherofgod.com...
by phil
Mon Nov 28, 2005 9:15 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Advice for Depressed People
Replies: 17
Views: 4997

Re: Advice for Depressed People

In any case of suicide or depression, people seek suicide as a way of being in peace forever because they can't handle their life. How would you prevent someone from committing such an act? I'm sure I don't know to prevent someone from taking their life, but it does seem to raise another question. ...
by phil
Mon Nov 28, 2005 2:33 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Nature and NoMind
Replies: 24
Views: 5036

Claudia, that was a beautiful post. Truly it was. Deer are wondeful gurus. Often on my walks I'll come upon a deer and we will regard each other carefully in quiet stillness for 15 minutes before each going our own way. Perhaps I don't attend the right seminars, but I rarely get such a strong sense ...
by phil
Sun Nov 27, 2005 8:20 pm
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: Losing Who I Am and other 'Thoughts'
Replies: 15
Views: 4472

Here come the holidays - whoopie! Exam time. This made me laugh, thanks. So true! Krishnamurti said something along the lines of how relationships function as mirrors. I find that when I am at peace with myself, other people with whom I have longstanding up and down relationships seem to have sudde...
by phil
Sun Nov 27, 2005 8:02 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Nature and NoMind
Replies: 24
Views: 5036

When we can see suffering as our ally, it is seen as one more gift from a loving universe. Very well said, and you are completely right, that's the only constructive way to look at it. Those of us still lost in analysis, and foolish enough to quibble with Nature, might ask why, if Nature wanted us ...
by phil
Sun Nov 27, 2005 7:09 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Nature and NoMind
Replies: 24
Views: 5036

There is an understanding by some, and which I count myself, that says all of this is the entertainment that the one consciousness is playing for its own enjoyment. Ah. Yes. We, consciousness, dim the lights, put on costumes, take the stage, and immerse ourselves in the plot of an opera, for entert...
by phil
Sun Nov 27, 2005 2:53 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Nature and NoMind
Replies: 24
Views: 5036

most of those he is talking to are still trapped in dualism. Yes, to say that most of us are unawakened is an understatement given that it seems 99% of all humans who have ever lived spend 99% of their lives in this state. If we were biologists, objectively observing some other species, wouldn't we...
by phil
Sat Nov 26, 2005 10:53 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Nature and NoMind
Replies: 24
Views: 5036

Thank you for the welcome kiki. I appreciate your reply. Illusions are what permits the one consciousness to rediscover itself in countlessly unique ways. They are the fodder of consciousness in its playful nature. Ok, insanity (as described by Tolle) as playfulness. Yes, Nature has a rowdy sense of...
by phil
Sat Nov 26, 2005 9:46 pm
Forum: Spiritual Teachers
Topic: Krishnamurti and Krishnamurti
Replies: 2
Views: 1505

Yes, the irony of someone else named Krishnamurti challenging J. Krishnamurti on the "anti-guru" front is quite entertaining. I will have to find the transcripts of those dialogues someday, if they exist. One of the articles quoted J. Krishnamurti as exclaiming to UG, "You are quite impossible!" Som...
by phil
Sat Nov 26, 2005 6:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Pandemic Lack of Presence Mutates into 'Bird Flu'
Replies: 11
Views: 2261

It seems we can strive to seperate useful info from hype. As example, pandemics are a biological historical fact. They happen. Fact of nature. If one is coming, public education seems appropriate. But, whipping ourselves in to a frenzy about them is just another pandemic of it's own, agreed. And ove...
by phil
Sat Nov 26, 2005 5:37 pm
Forum: Spiritual Teachers
Topic: Krishnamurti and Krishnamurti
Replies: 2
Views: 1505

Krishnamurti and Krishnamurti

A mention of J. Krishnamurti seems appropriate here. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jiddu_Krishnamurti As I understand it, J. Krishnamurti was a significant influence upon Tolle. I've been reading J. Krishnamurti for years, but only recently discovered there is another one! U. G. Krishnamurti http://e...