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by +Jim+
Thu Jan 15, 2009 11:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: teaching our children
Replies: 17
Views: 1146

Re: teaching our children

Hi Joe You didn't say much, so it's not clear what you are looking for. My general 'advice' for childcare would be unconditional love - in the presence of that you will discover that children flower beautifully. If you would like some book suggestions here are a couple 1. Raising Our Children, Raisi...
by +Jim+
Thu Jan 15, 2009 10:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: After awakening and dealing with the ego.
Replies: 9
Views: 663

Re: After awakening and dealing with the ego.

I recommend that you investigate this thing called ego and find out for yourself.

Don't listen to anyone else and make the journey yourself.
Otherwise you'll just fill your head with other peoples ideas and then spend time trying to sort and shuffle those ideas.
by +Jim+
Thu Jan 15, 2009 10:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: letting go of the ego
Replies: 47
Views: 3188

Re: letting go of the ego

Jim, I understand that the ego is a false illusion. The question is how to pass beyond that illusion. Is just noticing the ego enough to feel less and less attached to it? (the answer probably is to live in the present, but when one recognises one´s thoughts, one is living in the present right?) ch...
by +Jim+
Wed Jan 14, 2009 9:20 am
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Vegetarian
Replies: 105
Views: 22153

Re: Vegetarian

It seems that you have missed my point entirely. Originally I said "When there is intelligence and sensitivity why would one inflict unnecessary suffering?" This was a question to be explored. All you have done is look to others for their authority on the matter. This isn't a matter of opinion.........
by +Jim+
Tue Jan 13, 2009 3:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: letting go of the ego
Replies: 47
Views: 3188

Re: letting go of the ego

There is no such thing as ego.

The ego is as real as a child's imaginary friend.
What can you do to an imaginary friend?
Does one have to let go of an imaginary friend?

Illusions begin when the imaginary friend is taken to be real.
by +Jim+
Tue Jan 13, 2009 3:02 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Vegetarian
Replies: 105
Views: 22153

Re: Vegetarian

Hi James Now that you've co-opted the divine on your side I should just call it a day! LOL The way I see it, creatures including humans, physically have been designed to eat meat, it is the natural order. So it seems we are meddling in the affairs of the divine when we pronounce judgement on that na...
by +Jim+
Sun Jan 11, 2009 10:50 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello I come from China
Replies: 23
Views: 4353

Re: Hello I come from China

Hello Zhen you may find the following exercise helpful best wishes Jim For those who are willing to explore, the following exercise can have tremendous impact: Observe nature without naming it; observe a tree or flower or rocks or lichen or whatever is available. Explore observing without naming. Th...
by +Jim+
Sun Jan 11, 2009 7:19 am
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Fighting to be free
Replies: 19
Views: 2429

Re: Fighting to be free

Acceptance is one of the three gateways that Eckhart suggests in Gateways To Now, it is perhaps the most important one. Try it out soapbox, begin by accepting this moment and all that it entails, including the thoughts that seem unacceptable, those thoughts that are in opposition, and the fears, ac...
by +Jim+
Sun Jan 11, 2009 7:07 am
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: Losing it all
Replies: 16
Views: 2136

Re: Losing it all

Mushi - I'm very aware of his time integrating his overnight shift, and talk about it often. When it happened, he didn't know Advaita from hot mustard. I'm exaggerating, of course, but what you mention is important. I had a much less dramatic encounter with unity consciousness, but still stumbled a...
by +Jim+
Sun Jan 11, 2009 6:51 am
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Vegetarian
Replies: 105
Views: 22153

Re: Vegetarian

Awakening and clarity will have the natural byproduct of reoganizing one's priorities, whether it be in the things we eat, the drugs we take, the judgments we make, the values we hold and a whole host of life changing issues. Not eating meat due to an applied guilt trip is not likely to bring anyon...
by +Jim+
Sat Jan 10, 2009 12:54 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Vegetarian
Replies: 105
Views: 22153

Re: Vegetarian

I think this thread is mostly a distraction/diversion from spiritual realization. As WW mentioned, when it comes to awakening, the only eating we need to be concerned about is partaking of the "fruit of the knowledge of good and evil". That is what we are doing when we make judgments of good or bad...
by +Jim+
Sun Dec 21, 2008 2:22 pm
Forum: Spiritual Teachers
Topic: Jed McKenna
Replies: 27
Views: 6779

Re: Jed McKenna

I'm refering to his book "Spiritual Enlightenment"- the part where he's at the fire and explains his analogy for beliefs. He says our beleifs are the only way we can keep the void away and that enlightenment is just a complete submersion in this void. He makes enlightenment seem kind of like a hope...
by +Jim+
Sun Dec 21, 2008 10:52 am
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Vegetarian
Replies: 105
Views: 22153

Re: Vegetarian

Just because we have always done it (eaten meat) doesnt mean that we should always carry on doing it. Humans have probably always engaged in war but it doesnt mean to say we should accept that and carry on butchering each other in the same old way. We have the capacity to reason and make decisions ...
by +Jim+
Fri Nov 28, 2008 12:27 pm
Forum: Relationships
Topic: living with children
Replies: 2
Views: 1005

living with children

In response to another post that involved the issue of children, I posted as below..... after posting I decided to repeat it here as this board is dedicated to the subject of relationships. -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Instead of telling yourself stories...
by +Jim+
Fri Nov 28, 2008 12:16 pm
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: I think I've bruised my ego's ego!
Replies: 5
Views: 1286

Re: I think I've bruised my ego's ego!

Images about images swirling in a fog of confusion. Ideas about ego are just more images, the idea of ego itself is just an image. Confusion reigns when images are taken for reality. Unless one is capable of discerning the difference, confusion will remain. Instead of telling yourself stories about ...