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by coriolis
Mon Apr 14, 2014 2:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to go beyond mental patterns
Replies: 38
Views: 4739

Re: How to go beyond mental patterns

Humans are neurobiological systems.... There is no running away from these simple biological truths. Quite true. The story unfolding in a movie appearing on a screen is no more than light reflecting off a neutral surface. That to which personal pronouns point are complex interactions of biological ...
by coriolis
Mon Apr 07, 2014 6:07 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Attachment creates suffering, but we need it to preserve us
Replies: 3
Views: 696

Re: Attachment creates suffering, but we need it to preserve

I think the point of the "spiritual teachings" is to realize that there is no clear, solid, lasting entity entombed in a body that we can point to and call "me". Which is incredibly freeing and opens the road to all kinds of involvement previously avoided because one had to consider the needs and de...
by coriolis
Mon Apr 07, 2014 4:44 pm
Forum: Spiritual Teachers
Topic: Harri Aalto
Replies: 23
Views: 7438

Re: Harri Aalto

I watched the Harri Aalto interview and found it to be rife with bold assertions but a little thin in "fleshing out" some of those assertions in a way a mere mortal like myself could make any sense of them. Of course this was the the first interview and Harri promised to elaborate further in subsequ...
by coriolis
Mon Mar 31, 2014 4:25 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Vegetarian
Replies: 33
Views: 18649

Re: Vegetarian

So would you say it is fair game to eat human flesh, and if not why? If you remove cultural conditioning a dead body is a dead body no matter what species it belongs to. Because of all the social problems that would arise as a result of eating dead human flesh I would not do it. But there are other...
by coriolis
Fri Mar 28, 2014 8:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stumped!
Replies: 14
Views: 1633

Re: Stumped!

So, tonight my 21 yo son and I were having a discussion and somehow it turned into him telling me that he knows he doesn't "really" exist and he's not a "person". I don't talk about non-duality around the house. I gave him a copy of PON and he never read it, but he contemplates things on his own. H...
by coriolis
Wed Mar 26, 2014 4:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Individual perspectives of the whole?
Replies: 66
Views: 6257

Re: Individual perspectives of the whole?

I think you've got it arse up, the individual is where the limitation surely lies, but whilst the individual is limited - human knowledge is intrinsically progressive... You can't put limits on knowledge.... It's as unlimited as the stars in the sky. Think about the amount of neuron networks on the...
by coriolis
Fri Mar 14, 2014 2:50 pm
Forum: Recommended Books
Topic: (is it) all creative non-fiction
Replies: 16
Views: 5839

Re: (is it) all creative non-fiction

A fiction producing non fiction?
Isn't that kind of like a lie telling the truth?

Oh what a tangled web we weave when we practice to perceive :lol:
by coriolis
Thu Mar 13, 2014 4:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why Do You Listen to People Who Say They Don't Know?
Replies: 59
Views: 5895

Re: Why Do You Listen to People Who Say They Don't Know?

What is The Truth? Clearly it is just what is, whatever that may be. But that's deceptively sImple. I think that the belief that humans can comprehend Ultimate Truth is just another one of our ego-centric beliefs, like putting humans at the top of the evolutionary pyramid as if all of evolution wor...
by coriolis
Mon Mar 10, 2014 9:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Comfort in Ego
Replies: 51
Views: 6243

Re: Comfort in Ego

Indeed the original post suggested that there are comforts in egoic life which are sufficient to keep most people bumping along. Those comforts can include love and family relationships, academic study, physical fitness, psychotherapy of many forms, jobs which are rewarding, religions like Christia...
by coriolis
Fri Mar 07, 2014 4:24 am
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Eckhart Contradicts Other Spiritual Teachings?
Replies: 74
Views: 12754

Re: Eckhart Contradicts Other Spiritual Teachings?

I am not qualified to judge whether or not LoA is a law of the universe or whether or not it works for people. On some level I'm sure it does work or works for enough people to convince a great many others that it will. It's just that where it works, the dichotomy of desire and satiety, is the very ...
by coriolis
Thu Mar 06, 2014 9:17 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Eckhart Contradicts Other Spiritual Teachings?
Replies: 74
Views: 12754

Re: Eckhart Contradicts Other Spiritual Teachings?

That's just "me", though. That's well said. One might argue however, that under the perspective of LoA, your less, less, less is your more, more, more. Curious how that works. To each his own. That is the nature of freedom. WW Quite true but likely not for someone with no food to eat and nothing to...
by coriolis
Thu Mar 06, 2014 8:49 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Eckhart Contradicts Other Spiritual Teachings?
Replies: 74
Views: 12754

Re: Eckhart Contradicts Other Spiritual Teachings?

LoA gives me a bad vibe I think because it seems to me, whether intentionally or not, to to be tainted with the " more, more, more " mantra of consumerism when I've always found tons " more, more, more " joy by practicing " less, less, less " of having or wanting " more, more, more " . That's just "...
by coriolis
Tue Mar 04, 2014 7:49 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Souls Versus Non-Souls
Replies: 42
Views: 8235

Re: Souls Versus Non-Souls

I've been playing with this idea myself lately - do you think there is any point arguing with anybody about anything? What I often witness is the cycle of close-mindedness when people to and fro about matters. Positions get more and more entrenched. If anything, it becomes harder for the receiver o...
by coriolis
Fri Feb 28, 2014 5:03 am
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Souls Versus Non-Souls
Replies: 42
Views: 8235

Re: Souls Versus Non-Souls

But if a Tsunami like the one above comes over the horizon, do I feel dread, tension, nervousness, unease, worry? Of course I do! Because my living system is about to be swallowed up by an Entropy wave. :lol: If the recollections of drowning victims and others are to be believed the struggle only l...
by coriolis
Thu Feb 27, 2014 10:13 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Souls Versus Non-Souls
Replies: 42
Views: 8235

Re: Souls Versus Non-Souls

So we struggle to maintain this order for several decades at best only to finally be swallowed up in the inescapable ocean of entropy we struggled against. You are describing how the human mind sometimes likes to categorize phenomena more than anything that is inherently real outside of human though...