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by HermitLoon
Mon Jul 12, 2010 4:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Isn't ego a chemical construct?
Replies: 69
Views: 3160

Re: Isn't ego a chemical construct?

In "not knowing"("ignorance") the "real" shines bright.
by HermitLoon
Mon Jul 12, 2010 2:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Isn't ego a chemical construct?
Replies: 69
Views: 3160

Re: Isn't ego a chemical construct?

Nowhere and everywhere.
"Awareness" - the "witnessing presence" - is.
by HermitLoon
Sat Jul 10, 2010 2:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Isn't ego a chemical construct?
Replies: 69
Views: 3160

Re: Isn't ego a chemical construct?

That's what a mind might say :wink: Prior to language, no "mother" - no "I" or "other" - only pure, unadulterated experience (the direct transfer of sensory stimulus by the brain - without translation - to memory). This is the natural state of "no mind". With repetition, recognizing the brief moment...
by HermitLoon
Sat Jul 10, 2010 2:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Isn't ego a chemical construct?
Replies: 69
Views: 3160

Re: Isn't ego a chemical construct?

The ignorance which is conditioned into the mind at the birth of the body superimposes the idea of individual selfhood onto subjective experience. Rather than at the birth of the body, observation seems to indicate that only after the brain's memory is conditioned with the virtual world of language...
by HermitLoon
Fri Jul 09, 2010 4:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why was Jesus Crucified?
Replies: 9
Views: 481

Re: Why was Jesus Crucified?

by HermitLoon
Mon Jul 05, 2010 7:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Memory
Replies: 10
Views: 525

Re: Memory

I don't think there's anything to fill. More like: to empty. Yes? Perhaps "fill" is also a misleading word. Observation seems to indicate that the brain, as long as it is functional, keeps adding the sensory inputs of experience to memory without it ever "filling up". Is the brain also capable of d...
by HermitLoon
Mon Jul 05, 2010 4:44 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: The Only THing I Have To Deal With Is The Present Moment
Replies: 89
Views: 14798

Re: The Only THing I Have To Deal With Is The Present Moment

Memory is unreliable and the future exists in imagination only.
by HermitLoon
Mon Jul 05, 2010 3:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Memory
Replies: 10
Views: 525

Re: Memory

The post was edited. But the notion of "stuffing" memory ... with anything ... including something as "desirable" as meditation ... i dunno. Seems like an act of violence and repression. As does the notion of "training" the brain. Can true liberation be achieved with stuffing and training? "Meditati...
by HermitLoon
Mon Jul 05, 2010 3:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Memory
Replies: 10
Views: 525

Memory

Memory is one of the most basic aspects of "life" - even down to the cellular, molecular and atomic levels. Every cell in every body (plant, etc.) remembers exactly what to do and when to do it, and how to survive and adapt . In humans the brain is the repository of the memories of all experiences -...
by HermitLoon
Sat Jul 03, 2010 1:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The 6 senses
Replies: 5
Views: 701

Re: The 6 senses

Thanks everyone.
by HermitLoon
Fri Jul 02, 2010 8:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The 6 senses
Replies: 5
Views: 701

The 6 senses

Sight, hearing, smell, taste, touch and awareness (the sense of "being").
And awareness - like the other 5 - does not require the thinking mind in order to function.
by HermitLoon
Fri Jul 02, 2010 5:50 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: What gets enlightened
Replies: 27
Views: 1499

Re: What gets enlightened

Yes - the mind wants certainty and continuity and can become very "frustrated" when there is input that doesn't conform to it's sense of "reality". This can lead to the "fight or flight" reaction of "giving up". The "direct path" of surrender - of "not knowing" - can be very threatening.
by HermitLoon
Fri Jul 02, 2010 4:52 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: What gets enlightened
Replies: 27
Views: 1499

Re: What gets enlightened

Unease (dissatisfaction) with a mind-created reality can lead to negation of that "reality" and a search for what is more "real". This exploration can sometimes lead to a mental "reality" that is more comfortable - and sometimes to an indescribable "reality" that is beyond the mind and can only be "...