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by HermitLoon
Sat Oct 16, 2010 1:47 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: The state of presence,why do we call it that?
Replies: 7
Views: 591

Re: The state of presence,why do we call it that?

The Real exists and is experienced
in
the
gaps
between
the words

in the gaps between the thoughts

In deep, dreamless sleep

Upon the death of the body/mind
by HermitLoon
Tue Oct 05, 2010 3:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is the most direct way to realize "I" does not exist?
Replies: 191
Views: 8222

Re: What is the most direct way to realize "I" does not exist?

Your participation is a great gift to this forum, Ananda - Thank You :)
by HermitLoon
Mon Sep 20, 2010 6:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who am I?
Replies: 8
Views: 651

Re: Who am I?

Yes Ananda - Spiritual teachers and books and asking the question "Who Am I?" are all very useful only for negation - for a mind to come up with conceptual answers for what "I" is not. Few minds, however, are willing to keep asking the question "Who Am I" until they go beyond the conceptual "I" and ...
by HermitLoon
Thu Sep 16, 2010 1:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: if youre aware of being now are you here now?
Replies: 21
Views: 882

Re: if youre aware of being now are you here now?

Thinking and not thinking.
Doing and not doing.
Knowing and not knowing.
Reality and illusion.
Living and dead.

All the same.

Hypothetical.
by HermitLoon
Sat Aug 14, 2010 2:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Free Will
Replies: 50
Views: 1946

Re: Free Will

"Ego" is the conceptual sense of a sole and separate self, which then becomes the mental "story" of the relationship between all that occurs and that "self".
"Neti, Neti" (relaxing without knowing) is Peace.
by HermitLoon
Fri Jul 23, 2010 4:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nothing that is seen is you, because you are what is seeing
Replies: 5
Views: 331

Re: Nothing that is seen is you, because you are what is seeing

Yes CFS:) - the conceptual bubbles of "I Am" floating around inside the bubble of the consciousness of form - floating around inside the bubble of the illusion of separation - floating around in the no-thing-ness of "Awareness"(the "witnessing presence").
The bubbles do not exist.
by HermitLoon
Wed Jul 21, 2010 4:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Memory
Replies: 10
Views: 546

Re: Memory

Somewhere in the brain are the memories of the pure experiences of being prior to language - although often hidden under layer upon layer of the virtual memories of language-translated experiences. If possible, remember those early peaceful, joyful experiences - where "self-realization" was not an i...
by HermitLoon
Wed Jul 21, 2010 2:43 pm
Forum: Awakening / Spiritual Enlightenment / Truth-Realization
Topic: So how do you realize the truth.
Replies: 26
Views: 5566

Re: So how do you realize the truth.

Through negation - by investigating and realizing that which is illusion. Whatever remains is Truth. The Real exists and is of the nature of witness-consciousness. Of course it is beyond the witness, but to enter it one must first realize the state of pure witnessing. The awareness of conditions bri...
by HermitLoon
Tue Jul 20, 2010 2:10 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: What brings you back to presence?
Replies: 11
Views: 754

Re: What brings you back to presence?

Yes - experiences/thoughts come and go, the witnessing presence is.
"We" are "that".
by HermitLoon
Fri Jul 16, 2010 2:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Practical issue regarding "I" thought
Replies: 10
Views: 577

Re: Practical issue regarding "I" thought

Yes - expressing an authentic consciousness can be socially unacceptable - just ask any 2 year old.
"Fitting in" - "conforming" - doesn't appear to be important to HermitLoon (again, at age 67, a "terrible two year old". :roll:)
by HermitLoon
Mon Jul 12, 2010 10:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So what do you think happens at the time of death?
Replies: 67
Views: 4000

Re: So what do you think happens at the time of death?

So what do you think happens at the time of death?
The illusion of separation dissolves.