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by coriolis
Thu Jan 08, 2015 8:52 pm
Forum: Recommended Links
Topic: Tom Campbell-Holographic Evolution
Replies: 92
Views: 15380

Re: Tom Campbell-Holographic Evolution

"Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. " (Matthew 10:34) Whacking other people's egos. It's a tough job but somebody's gotta do it: http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-goF8Pf6Wbp4/USTuyZCQX1I/AAAAAAAAB7Y/8b-kL6iiL9Q/s1600/Djesus+Uncrossed+2.j...
by coriolis
Thu Dec 18, 2014 9:26 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Illusions
Replies: 44
Views: 8474

Re: Illusions

Conventionally as individuals who can be thought about and referred to by language.
But outside conventionality the nothing that is everything, a fullness of emptiness :wink:

Both and neither, as Nagarjuna would say, inherently exist.
by coriolis
Thu Dec 18, 2014 7:50 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Illusions
Replies: 44
Views: 8474

Re: Illusions

Is this seeing of separate individual entities an illusion, like the four circles? Or is it clear and correct seeing of what-is? Both? Neither? I think Nagarjuna solved this riddle in the Prasangika Makhyamika "Empty" should no be asserted "Non-Empty" should not be asserted. Neither both, nor neith...
by coriolis
Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:34 am
Forum: Recommended Books
Topic: Waking Up - A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion
Replies: 7
Views: 3372

Re: Waking Up - A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion

I very much enjoyed this book as I have almost everything Sam Harris has ever written. I too am an atheist when it comes to believing that iron age or bronze age anthropomorphic beings created and are in control of the universe -- as I imagine most people are if they take a second to look at the imp...
by coriolis
Wed Aug 20, 2014 5:43 am
Forum: Recommended Links
Topic: The Shackles Of Physicality
Replies: 9
Views: 2145

Re: The Shackles Of Physicality

Perception is what becomes reality. To deny that is perhaps the most fundamental form of blindness there is. A conceptualized entity to be the receptacle of percepts is a leap of faith not justified by the evidence of direct experience. You've got it. May we all even though there is no "you" , "we",...
by coriolis
Thu Jun 12, 2014 10:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Discussing non-duality face-to-face
Replies: 38
Views: 3252

Re: Discussing non-duality face-to-face

It's a double peril: I no finger points at the moon one may never look in the direction of the moon. If a finger points at the moon one may become fixated on the finger and never look at the moon. Without a map one may never know the territory exists. With one it is possible to just settle for knowi...
by coriolis
Mon May 19, 2014 6:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is Western Philosophy helpful at all?
Replies: 165
Views: 11261

Re: Is Western Philosophy helpful at all?

If the mind is, as Ashley argues, an emergent system ... there IS no driver. The "driving" is caused by the interaction of the individual parts: neurons, synapses, neurotransmitters, all that stuff. It's bottom up, not top down. And that is fundamentally true. There is no inherent entity running th...
by coriolis
Thu May 15, 2014 3:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is Western Philosophy helpful at all?
Replies: 165
Views: 11261

Re: Is Western Philosophy helpful at all?

Here is a list of books by western philosophers who ideas tend to dovetail with those of the east.
by coriolis
Tue May 06, 2014 1:57 pm
Forum: Spiritual Teachers
Topic: A Satsang with Jac O'Keefe
Replies: 27
Views: 7161

Re: A Satsang with Jac O'Keefe

Everybody wants to go to heaven but nobody wants to die to get there. Just as there are hellfire and brimstone preachers in protestant christianity there are the equivalent in the gurusphere. Jac O'Keefe, from her writing and videos (which are all I know her from), is one of those "hellfire and brim...
by coriolis
Thu May 01, 2014 2:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Farewell to the Forum
Replies: 45
Views: 4350

Re: Farewell to the Forum

I agree.
You show the side of the coin than tends to be ignored here.

A force for healthy balance if ever there was one.
by coriolis
Wed Apr 30, 2014 5:42 pm
Forum: Law of Attraction
Topic: What you resist persists - why?
Replies: 126
Views: 25058

Re: What you resist persists - why?

I couldn't agree more. The same can be said for knowing when to make rational decisions & when to make emotional decisions. If you're deciding what shares to invest in, the decision needs to be rational, if it's what restaurant you feel like eating at, the decision will be based on emotions. Don't ...
by coriolis
Wed Apr 30, 2014 2:37 pm
Forum: Law of Attraction
Topic: What you resist persists - why?
Replies: 126
Views: 25058

Re: What you resist persists - why?

This is analogous to what it feels like to play a first-person shooter video game, which is very different to the objective coding that goes on to make that first-person experience so effortless. Someone who only ever experiences the playing of the game... and doesn't know what goes on to program s...
by coriolis
Tue Apr 29, 2014 9:22 pm
Forum: Spiritual Teachers
Topic: John Sherman - Just One Look
Replies: 199
Views: 42568

Re: John Sherman - Just One Look

Onceler, coriolis, and Eric: would you say that what's shifted is your identification? As long as you identified with your neuroses, they were monsters, but when you could see them as just psychological baggage you'd picked up along the way, and not really part of who you are, they turned into just...
by coriolis
Tue Apr 29, 2014 1:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The brain is a state machine
Replies: 8
Views: 919

Re: The brain is a state machine

It is better to have questions that may never be answered
Than to have answers that may never be questioned
by coriolis
Mon Apr 28, 2014 3:05 pm
Forum: Spiritual Teachers
Topic: John Sherman - Just One Look
Replies: 199
Views: 42568

Re: John Sherman - Just One Look

I've been on other sites where people are just talking about sunshine, lollipops, and rainbows since they began their spiritual path, while my life felt like it was falling apart. What the hell was I doing wrong? Come to find out, nothing. The initial honeymoon was over is all. Now I had to really ...