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by Mason
Fri Aug 28, 2009 10:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Using Power of Now for Growth
Replies: 12
Views: 1092

Re: Using Power of Now for Growth

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enigma, that one get's a thumbs up!

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by Mason
Thu Aug 27, 2009 9:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Using Power of Now for Growth
Replies: 12
Views: 1092

Re: Using Power of Now for Growth

Thanks for your insights, Mason. This is exactly where I want to dig more - the nature of life is impermanence or growth? Well, as long as you stay clear of attaching to philosophies created by the mind, you shouldn't have to dig too deep. The answer is imminently available and verifiable in every ...
by Mason
Thu Aug 27, 2009 7:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Using Power of Now for Growth
Replies: 12
Views: 1092

Re: Using Power of Now for Growth

Interesting article, but it seems to me that all of the great teachers have consitantly put forth that the nature of life is impermanence, not growth. I heard an interesting lecture today in which a Zen practitioner was taking about the environment he grew up in; he mentioned the he came from a very...
by Mason
Wed Aug 26, 2009 10:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Please help me
Replies: 15
Views: 1423

Re: Please help me

Thanks for continuing to post, especially your most recent one. All this stuff that I am rambling about probably is not that relevant for you right now, don't worry about it. The only reason I am writing is that this understanding I have comes from my own experience which is also yours, it's not the...
by Mason
Wed Aug 26, 2009 6:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Please help me
Replies: 15
Views: 1423

Re: Please help me

Mason, how did your experience turn out, did you go back with you partner or the relationship ended? It's very very interesting that you'd ask that question... I say this because for me, at the time, that very question would have been the only one which mattered: "what was the outcome; did she come...
by Mason
Tue Aug 25, 2009 10:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Please help me
Replies: 15
Views: 1423

Re: Please help me

Wow, that is a real heavy duty situation you are in. Most interesting. I feel that we are much alike. I was in a very similar situation to yours but unfortunatly at the time I had no access to teachers like Tolle . I am sure that these teachings, and the support of the patrons here will help you a g...
by Mason
Sat Aug 22, 2009 11:32 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Rapper Jay Z holding Tolle's ANE; hanging w/ Oprah
Replies: 10
Views: 1368

Re: Rapper Jay Z holding Tolle's ANE; hanging w/ Oprah

What ever brings joy with form will bring sadness. Eckhart talks about wise people and how they realise their true nature. The Buddha says that life is suffering, I think he got it correct. Many times success is a facade. Speaking of the Buddha, one of the greatest takes on this aspect of material ...
by Mason
Thu Aug 20, 2009 9:59 am
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: Thoughts - Ripples on water
Replies: 20
Views: 2212

Re: Thoughts - Ripples on water

And it just occurred to me that one minute of lost presence is all the ego requires, to remind me that it was still alive and kicking. I know what you're saying, experientially it really truly feels like the presence is lost. But look a little closer, it's not the presence that is lost, rather it's...
by Mason
Mon Aug 17, 2009 7:18 am
Forum: Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
Topic: I Am That
Replies: 29
Views: 11950

Re: I Am That

joe wrote:So when he says to dwell in the "I am", what is he referring to?
One might say "I am a Buddhist", "I am a college graduate", "I am a cat lover" ... "I am" is prior to any of those assertions. It is the original thought which comes into being before it is asserted "I am this" or "I am that"
by Mason
Mon Aug 17, 2009 6:45 am
Forum: Adyashanti
Topic: Free Videos at Cafe Dharma
Replies: 3
Views: 3349

Re: Free Videos at Cafe Dharma

Those were really excellent videos EricT. Thanks for the heads up old friend!
by Mason
Sun Aug 16, 2009 7:33 am
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Racism
Replies: 14
Views: 2991

Re: Racism

Well said Ananda . For me, one thing I have discovered is, racism is mostly about the mind's tendancy to look for a perceivable difference, or as you put it to perceive "a difference in form" On the surface to look at someone because they're of a different race and say "that person is different than...
by Mason
Thu Aug 13, 2009 9:56 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Death of a child....how to stay present?
Replies: 10
Views: 2018

Re: Death of a child....how to stay present?

The world of dew, is the world of dew And yet and yet. ~ Kobayashi Issa . ...This is the poem which was composed by the zen master Issa upon the death of his young child in the 16th century. I think it really says a lot. Yes, all things are impermence: and yet, and yet, ...ouch. I really think the ...
by Mason
Tue Aug 11, 2009 10:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2012
Replies: 19
Views: 2053

Re: 2012

...many beliefs (even those not based on personal experience) are vital for survival, and basically go without saying. Some simple examples (all things I believe but have not personally experienced): I believe: 1)If I rev my car to 9,000 rpm and leave it there it will break. 2) If I punch my neighb...
by Mason
Mon Aug 10, 2009 9:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2012
Replies: 19
Views: 2053

A challange

Just to add to the good natured humour of this thread. Here's what we should do: Every time anyone here encounters a person who "believes in 2012" we should issue them this challange: "If you truely believe that the world will end in Dec 2012, then in July 2012, I dare you to apply for every credit ...
by Mason
Mon Mar 30, 2009 3:09 am
Forum: Spiritual Teachers
Topic: Monk Hyungak a.k.a., Hyon Gak Sunim a.k.a., Paul Muenzen
Replies: 2
Views: 1040

Re: Monk Hyungak a.k.a., Hyon Gak Sunim a.k.a., Paul Muenzen

Sighclone wrote:Thanks, Mason - cool guy.
LOL, yeah, he's kinda cool like David Byrne of the Talking Heads; sort of a cool nerd I guess.

I get the impression that he would be the kinda guy that we might have picked on in back in highschool, but in the end turns out so be some one rather special.