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by James
Sun Jul 25, 2010 3:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oneness, Nothingness and permanent shift
Replies: 9
Views: 621

Re: Oneness, Nothingness and permanent shift

It's worth reiterating something that has already has been posted on this forum, for those that have not yet read it, since there are a lot of misconceptions about awakening in the "Now", which often leads to frustration. Eckhart Tolle's teaching is often misunderstood, which of course is just what ...
by James
Sun Jul 25, 2010 1:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oneness, Nothingness and permanent shift
Replies: 9
Views: 621

Re: Oneness, Nothingness and permanent shift

mikeanike23 wrote: I was wondering what it takes for this shift to occur permanently where we are living as awareness and not constantly having to remind ourselves. Does it just happen with time or am I doing something wrong? Also I would like to hear comments about oneness. Does this feeling just s...
by James
Wed Jul 21, 2010 2:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: clarifying "there is no past and future"
Replies: 15
Views: 878

Re: clarifying "there is no past and future"

To confer with Kutso, time is an illusion or construct of the mind. Yet it is a useful concept, "clock time" as Tolle calls it. Here is a simple way of thinking about it, stay with this contemplation until it becomes crystal clear: " Time is the distance between the present moment, and an imagined f...
by James
Mon Jul 19, 2010 12:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Not believing in god
Replies: 18
Views: 1210

Re: Not believing in god

There are a lot of ways to address these questions. When there is sufficient realization, there is a shift in perception and a shift in the way that the mind, body and world are experienced. Nothing has changed except the perceiving and experiencing. This undistorted way of perceiving and experienci...
by James
Sun Jul 18, 2010 4:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who are psychics/mediums talking to???
Replies: 15
Views: 871

Re: Who are psychics/mediums talking to???

Indeed Ralph,

The who that is talking, and the who that is listening are one and the same.
by James
Sat Jul 17, 2010 11:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who are psychics/mediums talking to???
Replies: 15
Views: 871

Re: Who are psychics/mediums talking to???

Thanks WW for your intelligent comments.
by James
Sat Jul 17, 2010 7:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who are psychics/mediums talking to???
Replies: 15
Views: 871

Re: Who are psychics/mediums talking to???

And incidentally some skeptics refer to Tolle as a charlatan , such statements have been written in a few biased articles and reviews about him, by those that only have an intellectual grasp of his work. Tolle describes the process that inspired his writings, and in some ways they are similar to psy...
by James
Sat Jul 17, 2010 6:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who are psychics/mediums talking to???
Replies: 15
Views: 871

Re: Who are psychics/mediums talking to???

It's true gen6 that many of Cayce's predictions turned out to be wrong, although I'm no expert on his life but rather just skimmed the surface of it; there appears to be many convincing instances of fairly accurate readings, that were documented by witnesses. Cayce never claimed to be perfect at his...
by James
Sat Jul 17, 2010 4:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who are psychics/mediums talking to???
Replies: 15
Views: 871

Re: Who are psychics/mediums talking to???

Hey dijmart It's not a subject I have much interest in, but the short answer is that there is only one mind or intelligence, hence now and then some people receive insights or intuitions spontaneously about matters that they could not possibly know. Psychiatrist Carl Jung's writings on the collectiv...
by James
Fri Jul 16, 2010 10:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Practical issue regarding "I" thought
Replies: 10
Views: 636

Re: Practical issue regarding "I" thought

runstrails, This probably goes beyond the original question. At first it may seem abstract, but when contemplated it is actually profoundly practical. The use of language might be slightly different to what we are used to here. From Atmananda Krishna Menon Notes On Spiritual Discourses "21. HOW TO R...
by James
Fri Jul 16, 2010 1:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Practical issue regarding "I" thought
Replies: 10
Views: 636

Re: Practical issue regarding "I" thought

As Kiki said, just use conventional language in conventional situations. The saying goes: "When in Rome, do as the Romans." Sometimes contemporary Advaita discourages the use of the word "I", which is really not necessary. Language is just a symbolic way of communicating, the symbols mean different ...
by James
Wed Jul 14, 2010 5:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Isn't ego a chemical construct?
Replies: 69
Views: 3549

Re: Isn't ego a chemical construct?

gen6 wrote: I like the methods of Tolle and the enlightenment and everything, I like the way it can change you It helped me in many ways. I'm glad to hear that. Actually Tolle states that his teaching is a continuation of the Advaita (non-dual) teachings of Ramana Maharshi as well as Krishnamurti an...
by James
Tue Jul 13, 2010 1:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Isn't ego a chemical construct?
Replies: 69
Views: 3549

Re: Isn't ego a chemical construct?

Here are some excellent comments to consider on deep sleep from the 20th century, direct path advaita teacher, Krishna Menon. It's also worth reiterating that science comes to a point of a dead end in its understanding of the nature of reality, as was discussed by Dr. Campbell in the video link that...
by James
Tue Jul 13, 2010 12:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Isn't ego a chemical construct?
Replies: 69
Views: 3549

Re: Isn't ego a chemical construct?

great2be wrote: One is not present to notice! What has happened is that a deduction afterwards has been made that as time has passed, and there was no awareness of that time passing, that there was no awareness during that time period. James wrote: It is just thinking that constructs a reality of ti...
by James
Mon Jul 12, 2010 8:22 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: How'd Tolle find out about inner body? Original sources?
Replies: 11
Views: 1256

Re: How'd Tolle find out about inner body? Original sources?

I would be careful not to make feeling a primary point of fixation, it is helpful as a portal early on because we are usually lopsided, spending most of the time lost in thought. I would suggest from the welcoming presence that allows everything to come and go, give the sensations of the body equal ...