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by arel
Fri Dec 14, 2012 9:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Emergence vs. Consciousness: Who Wins? ;-)
Replies: 54
Views: 5350

Re: Emergence vs. Consciousness: Who Wins? ;-)

What if there is no way for a human mind to know? What if by the simple act of looking where you look, whatever you find to be curious about, you will find "something" that you need to make sense of? What if the rule is that there is no end to this universe, just as there is no end to the space that...
by arel
Mon Dec 10, 2012 6:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Transfer of Knowledge Using Concepts
Replies: 12
Views: 621

Re: The Transfer of Knowledge Using Concepts

rideforever wrote: But ... actually each child sees a different colour because they have different arrangements and quantity of rods and cones within their retinas. You know what else I find really interesting....every species sees the world quite differently. So what is color and 3D to us, might b...
by arel
Fri Dec 07, 2012 10:05 pm
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: Come join me, if you will...
Replies: 20
Views: 3028

Re: Come join me, if you will...

..If I knew, beyond the shadow of a doubt, that there is only one and that everything is one...
That sucker, that shadow of a doubt, huh? :)


And I wouldn't say it's a leap of faith. I simply cannot escape the fact.
by arel
Fri Dec 07, 2012 9:09 pm
Forum: Recommended Links
Topic: Amit Goswami - Quantum Physics & Consciousness
Replies: 8
Views: 3979

Re: Amit Goswami - Quantum Physics & Consciousness

He is a great find. Gave me a reassuring answer to the well known question "if a tree falls in a forest and no one is there to observe it, did it happen?" :)
by arel
Fri Dec 07, 2012 8:53 pm
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: Come join me, if you will...
Replies: 20
Views: 3028

Re: Come join me, if you will...

In the context you are speaking, I would agree. There are some unique descriptions of it that apply however. For example its limitlessness and constancy. If no matter where you look, you see one thing, it's a paradigm shift as they say. If a question is asked "who am I?" or "who are you?" then how y...
by arel
Fri Dec 07, 2012 7:05 pm
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: Come join me, if you will...
Replies: 20
Views: 3028

Re: Come join me, if you will...

rachMiel wrote:But the "I" that is aware is also ... sensations, emotions, feelings, thoughts.
So the all inclusive, aware, space of this moment, that knows of all of that is part of it you would say?
by arel
Mon Nov 19, 2012 10:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vedanta
Replies: 129
Views: 14335

Re: Vedanta

Interesting passage, arel. The whole of Vedanta can be reduced to one simple equation found in the Upanishads ‘You are that’ where ‘that’ is the self and ‘you’ is the self in the form of the experiencer and the verb ‘are’ is indicates the identity between the two. Assuming (for the sake of argument...
by arel
Fri Nov 16, 2012 6:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Instant Awakening, Channelling, LoA
Replies: 39
Views: 2362

Re: Instant Awakening, Channelling, LoA

Dude this just seems ridiculous to me. You talking about what it is that I'm thinking and doing and how my mind works. Even on a personal level I'd rethink doing that if I were you. Just describe your opinions as yours, you'll be much more relatable. Other then that, I'm not going to go on about thi...
by arel
Fri Nov 16, 2012 4:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Instant Awakening, Channelling, LoA
Replies: 39
Views: 2362

Re: Instant Awakening, Channelling, LoA

Is self realization a movement of mind or not? I asked you a few questions arel, if you don't wanna answer them then that's fine, but what is your motivation for posting this stuff? Are you ignoring what he says as much as you ignore me? Yes I am saying that self-realization, or presence, is a phen...
by arel
Thu Nov 15, 2012 10:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Instant Awakening, Channelling, LoA
Replies: 39
Views: 2362

Re: Instant Awakening, Channelling, LoA

I like this by James Shwartz: Two languages obtain in the spiritual world. The most popular and most imprecise is the language of experience which has been propagated by the yogic tradition. The least popular and most precise is the language of identity or knowledge employed by Vedanta. You can see ...
by arel
Thu Nov 15, 2012 9:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Instant Awakening, Channelling, LoA
Replies: 39
Views: 2362

Re: Instant Awakening, Channelling, LoA

Self realization is a movement of mind? Yes. But that doesn't take away from its significance The original meaning in various texts? I'm talking about your post, not the Upanishads. haha you don't think my holy texts are of the quality of Upanishads? :) I was talking about what I said, not Upanisha...
by arel
Thu Nov 15, 2012 8:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Instant Awakening, Channelling, LoA
Replies: 39
Views: 2362

Re: Instant Awakening, Channelling, LoA

Or maybe you still find arel's automatic stopping of thought as a reasonable explanation as to how self realization happens or what it is? And where did I say that? This paraphrasing is what has bent original meaning in various texts, and made them obsolete. Don't paraphrase me like that. Say your ...
by arel
Thu Nov 15, 2012 7:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Instant Awakening, Channelling, LoA
Replies: 39
Views: 2362

Re: Instant Awakening, Channelling, LoA

In the absence of movement, or in the presence of self awareness, the illusory split between subject object is closed. The subject is the object, and you are creating what's being perceived. You could say that. I wouldn't now say that "presence of self awareness" = "absence of movement". Self aware...
by arel
Thu Nov 15, 2012 7:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Instant Awakening, Channelling, LoA
Replies: 39
Views: 2362

Re: Instant Awakening, Channelling, LoA

I had an experience of self realization, which I can go back to. Back to in what sense? By remembering/recalling how it felt? I wouldn't say it's a feeling, but more an experience. It is extremely simple and available to anyone at any moment. It's a self-aware knowing, the present moment and the kn...
by arel
Wed Nov 14, 2012 8:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Instant Awakening, Channelling, LoA
Replies: 39
Views: 2362

Re: Instant Awakening, Channelling, LoA

Karmarider wrote:It's simply to recognize that the basic problem is the delustional context of mind created by fear.
I would agree with this and I think that this realization can happen in an instant and stay there or be repeated many times until it becomes automatic.