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by sparks
Thu Oct 04, 2007 4:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: resisting and sexual attraction
Replies: 65
Views: 6643

Ok i know there are a lot tougher-easier situations to accept then mine is, but lets be honest, imagine yourself walking through streets and seeing people laughing, singing... having group sex in hostel rooms while you are sitting on floor with big bottle of rum, and you wish you could just reach p...
by sparks
Thu Oct 04, 2007 1:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: resisting and sexual attraction
Replies: 65
Views: 6643

So i do not know i think i will just stick with spirituallity and try to forget about crazy reallity of human relationships. This is going to be a strange post, so I decided to give a little advance warning. The example given below is not directed at anyone. I used it because this topic seems to be...
by sparks
Wed Oct 03, 2007 8:00 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Smoking!!!
Replies: 34
Views: 17862

Right now in this moment there is nothing aside from sensation. And without the story of past and future, how bad is it really? So you want a cigarette right now. Good. That means right now there is only one cigarette to quit.. Can you quit one cigarette? Beautiful. During my more awake moments, I ...
by sparks
Wed Oct 03, 2007 9:17 am
Forum: Spiritual Teachers
Topic: Burt Harding
Replies: 3
Views: 1597

suraj wrote:What is it with Vancouver ? first ET and then this man :)
I wish I was there. :D

I've read descriptions by both Eckhart and Burt about their first visits to Vancouver, and why they decided to live there. They both felt the area had a more awakened consciousness.
by sparks
Wed Oct 03, 2007 12:38 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi...1st Post.
Replies: 12
Views: 1838

Thanks for the welcome. I've been reading so many other threads that I forgot about this one until I got an email today. Hey E., I didn't see you post for a few days and thought maybe that monster sized dog of yours finally chewed through the PC cables. Glad to see you're still online. The wife's do...
by sparks
Mon Oct 01, 2007 10:43 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Honesty
Replies: 14
Views: 2571

I don't know anything about the affair situation mentioned in the first post, but here's a little story I once read (either in Translucent Revolution or one of David Deida's books, can't remember). (paraphrased): A teacher of enlightenment was having an open discussion with some of his advanced stud...
by sparks
Sun Sep 30, 2007 10:26 pm
Forum: Spiritual Teachers
Topic: Burt Harding
Replies: 3
Views: 1597

Burt Harding

http://www.burtharding.com I found Burt's website a few years ago while doing a search for Ramana Maharshi. He conducts weekly satsangs in Vancouver, Canada...he writes summary articles of those satsangs and has them available on his website and through his email list. There's also a monthly newsle...
by sparks
Sun Sep 30, 2007 9:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: a description of awakening?
Replies: 5
Views: 1169

That was great. Thanks for posting it. It reminds me of Gangaji's awakening. When she met her teacher, he told her to "stop"...stop everything internal...no seeking, no avoiding...just "stop". The post also reminds me of another teacher named Burt Harding. If I remember correctly, Burt spent a year ...
by sparks
Sun Sep 30, 2007 8:44 am
Forum: Spiritual Teachers
Topic: Vernon Howard
Replies: 67
Views: 15043

This is a very cool thread about Vernon Howard. When I first heard his tapes, I found it very refreshing that someone spoke with such honesty and directness about things. In the couple of videos I've seen of him, he doesn't get upset. He gets very animated and emphasizes things a lot, but he himself...
by sparks
Sat Sep 29, 2007 1:15 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Smoking!!!
Replies: 34
Views: 17862

Hi Sandis, I havent had a full agreement that I will never smoke again This part of your post is what stood out the most for me. If I understand you correctly, you're hoping that the inner voice will support your efforts to stop smoking. If this is the case, it won't happen. That voice is doing its ...
by sparks
Fri Sep 28, 2007 11:00 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi...1st Post.
Replies: 12
Views: 1838

Hi...1st Post.

Hi. Nice place you have here. I've been reading here off and on for a couple of months and finally decided to join. There's a lot of good stuff on this board and I hope I can contribute something worthwhile, or at the very least quote someone who knows what they're talking about. Eseward and I have ...