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by phil
Sat Feb 10, 2007 5:13 am
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: Vipassana Meditation Experience
Replies: 6
Views: 3306

I agree with not doing "a Program" but I love to just be, and meditating allows this to happen easily, and also, as practice does create habit, we end up with a habit of presence. Yes, sounds sensible Heidi. And why worry about a program? It's an experience, an adventure. If one wants to have this ...
by phil
Sat Feb 10, 2007 4:39 am
Forum: Adyashanti
Topic: The Awakened Way - By Adyashanti
Replies: 22
Views: 12790

If Adyashanti actually got what he is quoted as saying above, he wouldn't be a spiritual teacher, endlessly encouraging the very glorious type things he suggests he and we should let go of. Instead, he would be a friendly neighborhood car mechanic. A reliable guy you could trust with your car, and e...
by phil
Fri Feb 09, 2007 4:31 am
Forum: Spiritual Teachers
Topic: My Gurus
Replies: 2
Views: 988

Groovy gals with sleek schooners make good gurus too, don't forget that part. :-)
by phil
Fri Feb 09, 2007 2:55 am
Forum: Spiritual Teachers
Topic: My Gurus
Replies: 2
Views: 988

My Gurus

Have you ever tried to go out in nature, and stand in one spot all day? It's a good nowbie game. I've been playing with it, and must report, it can be more than a bit challenging. If you think you might be enlightened, give it a try, and find out for sure. :-) It's amazing where teachers and role mo...
by phil
Fri Feb 09, 2007 2:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Liberation and awakening
Replies: 6
Views: 1253

Liberation from liberation.

Awakening from awakening.

Be here, now. Accept what is.
by phil
Fri Feb 09, 2007 2:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Solution to war ?
Replies: 125
Views: 13678

So, Phil, how soon do you think this world is going to get here where all men on the planet respect woman. Hi Gina, well, you know we agree on this. When? When all the men are gone. :-) And they will go willingly!! Every man wants to live in a world where there are 5 girls for every guy. How about ...
by phil
Wed Feb 07, 2007 4:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Solution to war ?
Replies: 125
Views: 13678

It's a pleasure talking to you also, Phil. Otherwise I wouldn't come back. Thank you! Surely, we don't expect to react in the same way to this stimulus. Yes. That is the shift. A person being assaulted is a person being assaulted, whether live and in person, or in the newspaper. Same event, calling...
by phil
Wed Feb 07, 2007 4:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Solution to war ?
Replies: 125
Views: 13678

It's a pleasure talking to you also, Phil. Otherwise I wouldn't come back. Thank you! Surely, we don't expect to react in the same way to this stimulus. Yes. That is the shift. A person being assaulted is a person being assaulted, whether live and in person, or in the newspaper. Same event, calling...
by phil
Wed Feb 07, 2007 3:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Solution to war ?
Replies: 125
Views: 13678

Hi Yo, thanks for another eloquent post. I greatly enjoy the frankness and honesty of your writing, as it helps us have a real conversation. You speak with clarity of me and my situation, and you and your situation. We have covered this topic pretty well in this thread and many others, and could now...
by phil
Wed Feb 07, 2007 3:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Solution to war ?
Replies: 125
Views: 13678

Hi Gina, what does spirituality mean to you? The name of Tolle's most popular book is, The Power Of Now. Now. Violence, happening now. Not someday, when all are enlightened. Not someday, when the police, or the arrested, or the victims, have had a chance to learn about now teachings. Now. Today. Tom...
by phil
Wed Feb 07, 2007 2:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Solution to war ?
Replies: 125
Views: 13678

Yo, my new friend, or at least that is my feeling. Nobody attacked you personally, or spiritual people in general. Yes, I am giving some _ideas_ a thorough review. I am trying to understand and explore what being spiritual is, in the context of violence, in the case of this thread. Discussion forum,...
by phil
Tue Feb 06, 2007 3:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Solution to war ?
Replies: 125
Views: 13678

The need is to bring peace and presence even into our police forces. Help them create their own space. Hmm. First impression, quick reply. With sincere apologies, this is kind of classic religious type arrogance. Well intended and sincere, but off the mark. Generally speaking, the police are our te...
by phil
Tue Feb 06, 2007 3:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Solution to war ?
Replies: 125
Views: 13678

Thanks again for the conversation Yo. It seems you and I have become the sole owners of this thread, but that's ok, I find your conversation enjoyable. You've raised a number of points worth discussing, please pardon me if I only reply to a selected few where I might have something to offer. Negativ...
by phil
Tue Feb 06, 2007 3:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Solution to war ?
Replies: 125
Views: 13678

Thanks Yo, ok that's a start, you've advanced my education. Yes, you're right, that should be a new thread. Sorry, you hooked my interest. If you have new observations on Gnostic Christianity perhaps you'll start a new thread sometime. Meanwhile, back to the topic of this thread. Don't know if this ...
by phil
Tue Feb 06, 2007 1:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Solution to war ?
Replies: 125
Views: 13678

Thanks Yo, This is why Gnostic Christianity speaks to me. Certain threads of that tradition understood the point is not to kill your mind, but to integrate your mind, body, and spirit. It seems a discussion of spirituality and war is not of great interest to the group, so if your time permits, I'd w...