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by tod
Fri Jun 20, 2014 1:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Slap in the face
Replies: 200
Views: 13968

Re: Slap in the face

That's how I've just been feeling. Such a weight has been released - I could cry with pure relief and joy! Well done Jack! It's like, thought isn't an enemy. A sense of self isn't an enemy. Who I am isn't an enemy. The little me that seeks to control is a limitation. But thoughts can be free of thi...
by tod
Thu Jun 19, 2014 11:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Conundrum
Replies: 3
Views: 561

Re: Conundrum

Doing something to change for the better -- being more present, more aware, meditating, making an effort to live more as Self than self -- pretty much always ends up backfiring. Rather than freeing you from your self-made prison, it just makes the prison bars a bit subtler, sneakier. Doing nothing ...
by tod
Thu Jun 19, 2014 11:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thought tries so hard to "see itself"
Replies: 4
Views: 572

Re: Thought tries so hard to "see itself"

Does this make sense? As I meditate, it seems to come up as the primary problem of the human organism. Thinking is aware of itself, and because of this, a second thought can "see" a first thought. As this happens, thought takes a position outside of itself looking at itself. But it never actually g...
by tod
Sat Jun 07, 2014 1:51 am
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: Struggling with surrendering
Replies: 12
Views: 2197

Re: Struggling with surrendering

I have used very noisy neighbours in what I call my 'acceptance practice'. The world is offering you this unique opportunity; make use of it while it is present as the noise makers will eventually 'grow up' or 'move away' and then you will have lost this teaching tool. Note the noise or the annoyanc...
by tod
Sun Jun 01, 2014 6:37 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Feel apathy without logic
Replies: 12
Views: 1419

Re: Feel apathy without logic

I have pure apathy if I do not use logic. There is no "guiding force" for me besides logic. This makes eliminating thoughts impossible. Everything loses meaning, and I no longer care about anything in life if I don't use logic. However, Eckhart Tolle recommended "emptiness". So is putting myself in...
by tod
Tue Jan 28, 2014 10:55 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Balance
Replies: 5
Views: 650

Re: Balance

Are decisions made in peace, as peace, with an outcome of peace?

What is more important, peace or, sustainability?

If something is being sustained, is it at peace?
by tod
Mon Jan 20, 2014 11:32 pm
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: I feel the most peaceful when I stop thinking about myself
Replies: 6
Views: 1664

Re: I feel the most peaceful when I stop thinking about myse

Hi Clouded. I think you are doing wonderfully. There are random times when no matter how hard I try, my mind is not interested in my imaginary problems or anything that concerns myself and I feel crystal clear and light. I recognize it when it happens and I want to stay this way forever but eventual...
by tod
Mon Jan 20, 2014 12:51 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Keeping up appearances
Replies: 21
Views: 2228

Re: Keeping up appearances

Reading it back it seems the question was forming as it was being written so doesn't come forward very clearly :p What I mean is: My priority has become to enhance this conscious awareness. For all my actions to be effortlessly guided by love of everything and wisdom of nothing. My plan had been to...
by tod
Sun Jan 19, 2014 9:56 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Anyone else a serious meditator?
Replies: 36
Views: 3355

Re: Anyone else a serious meditator?

I have had periods of my life when I have been into meditation, or more correctly, in meditation, and periods when not. This is currently seen as a type of cycling - into, and out of, thought. IOW, if I find myself located somewhere, it is more and more frequently recognised as being in a world of t...
by tod
Sun Jan 19, 2014 12:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Biocentrism and Quantum Physics
Replies: 24
Views: 1955

Re: Biocentrism and Quantum Physics

Good going E2B, but sorry, it sounds rather like a creationist story to me. There's simply no evidence that prior to 'matter' meaning prior to sensory/mind, there is literally anything at all....outside of Consciousness (deep sleep). Ultimately, when there's no sensory, there's no anything to be con...
by tod
Sat Jan 18, 2014 11:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: comparing eckhart and Krishnamurti
Replies: 67
Views: 5292

Re: comparing eckhart and Krishnamurti

rachMiel wrote:What do you mean by "ultimate reality?"

Maybe we're talking about different (non-)things.
Dependent origination.
by tod
Sat Jan 18, 2014 10:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: comparing eckhart and Krishnamurti
Replies: 67
Views: 5292

Re: comparing eckhart and Krishnamurti

(But ... how came you to know what is/isn't "in" ultimate reality?) By not thinking that I am situated anywhere, or not defining myself. So you are using ultimate reality not in the sense of ABSOLUTE TRUTH, but in the Buddhist two truths sense of: empty of inherent existence. Ja? Even saying that I...
by tod
Sat Jan 18, 2014 9:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: comparing eckhart and Krishnamurti
Replies: 67
Views: 5292

Re: comparing eckhart and Krishnamurti

Thinking and feeling is personal if you are defined by it; if not defined by it then it isn't personal. Ah so you're saying if you're identified with thought, then its personal. But if you aren't identified, then it isn't. I can get behind that, but disidentified thought can still be personal in th...
by tod
Sat Jan 18, 2014 9:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: comparing eckhart and Krishnamurti
Replies: 67
Views: 5292

Re: comparing eckhart and Krishnamurti

Thinking and feeling is personal if you are defined by it; if not defined by it then it isn't personal. There is a person in relative reality (in thought/feeling) but not in ultimate reality. Nice. :-) (But ... how came you to know what is/isn't "in" ultimate reality?) By not thinking that I am sit...
by tod
Sat Jan 18, 2014 9:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Biocentrism and Quantum Physics
Replies: 24
Views: 1955

Re: Biocentrism and Quantum Physics

E2B wrote:
Well, the point of the double slit is that.....nothing can be KNOWN until there is Consciousness to interpret it as such.
Then what knows that there are waves, and knows that the waves become particles? Ie apparently 'before' consciousness 'is on the scene'.