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by joe
Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What happens in meditation?
Replies: 18
Views: 4621

Re: What happens in meditation?

Thanks Kiki, that was a thorough and helpful response. Since I am getting spiritual nourishment by also attending a church and a Life Group, I have started to explore Centering Prayer and find that from a technical perspective (how it's actually done) it appeals more to me than standard meditation, ...
by joe
Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What happens in meditation?
Replies: 18
Views: 4621

Re: What happens in meditation?

Can someone please advise?
by joe
Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What happens in meditation?
Replies: 18
Views: 4621

What happens in meditation?

So when one is sitting in meditation and following one's breath, what is supposed to occur to the individual? I have recently become interested in Centering Prayer. I'm not sure if anyone here is familiar with it, but the idea is that as you do this form of Christian meditation you are opening yours...
by joe
Wed Feb 28, 2018 2:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: History of spiritual teachings
Replies: 1
Views: 768

Re: History of spiritual teachings

Can anyone please help?
by joe
Wed Feb 28, 2018 2:41 am
Forum: Recommended Links
Topic: A history of spirituality
Replies: 3
Views: 2409

Re: A history of spirituality

Can anyone please help?
by joe
Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: History of spiritual teachings
Replies: 1
Views: 768

History of spiritual teachings

I am trying to make historical and contextual sense of spiritual teachings. Can anyone recommend a site or book/s that would cover such things as: 1. The relationship of contemporary spiritual teachers like Tolle and Krishnamurti to Eastern religion 2. The relationship between non-dualism and the su...
by joe
Sat Feb 24, 2018 2:20 am
Forum: Recommended Links
Topic: A history of spirituality
Replies: 3
Views: 2409

A history of spirituality

I am trying to make historical and contextual sense of spiritual teachings. Can anyone recommend a site or book/s that would cover such things as: 1. The relationship of contemporary spiritual teachers like Tolle and Krishnamurti to Eastern religion 2. The relationship between non-dualism and the su...
by joe
Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: Support and Technical Questions
Topic: Why did this site go down for days?!
Replies: 4
Views: 2840

Re: Why did this site go down for days?!

And the url will remain the same?
by joe
Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Support and Technical Questions
Topic: Why did this site go down for days?!
Replies: 4
Views: 2840

Why did this site go down for days?!

Has anyone noticed that this site completely disappeared for over a week?! It isn't the first time either. What's going on? :?
by joe
Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How might we think of Jesus?
Replies: 14
Views: 2612

Re: How might we think of Jesus?

So yes, this is what many Christians believe about the figure of Jesus. Does that make it true? What are you saying by emphasizing it? That you agree with this? That they must be right because it is a long standing institution? And is there another explanation that offers a deeper insight into what...
by joe
Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How might we think of Jesus?
Replies: 14
Views: 2612

Re: How might we think of Jesus?

But there's no way of getting around the fact that Christians believe that there is only one person who fully embodies Christ consciousness, and that is Jesus Christ. Everything for them depends on one's relationship with this particular personage, which is based on an actual individual. Nobody else...
by joe
Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How might we think of Jesus?
Replies: 14
Views: 2612

Re: How might we think of Jesus?

For me, the more relevant element of Jesus is that he was, or embodied, The Christ, or Christ Consciousness. It was the same with Buddha. His name was Siddhartha. He became the Buddha which meant 'awakened' one. Any awakened being is considered a Buddha. So it is with Christ Consciousness. Jesus em...
by joe
Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How might we think of Jesus?
Replies: 14
Views: 2612

Re: How might we think of Jesus?

To me Christ’s message is quite simple. It’s not about dogma, rules, or commandments, but rather love. Specifically unconditional love. He demonstrated acceptance and love without judgment or conditions to a wide variety of humanity; the sick, the poor, the rich, prositutes, tax collectors, foreign...
by joe
Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How might we think of Jesus?
Replies: 14
Views: 2612

How might we think of Jesus?

Christians speak about Jesus as the path to redemption. Translating Christian language into spiritual principles, what does Jesus represent? How can we read the figure of Jesus in broader spiritual terms without relying on Biblical narratives?
by joe
Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Connecting Tolle teachings with Christian sermons
Replies: 60
Views: 8595

Re: Connecting Tolle teachings with Christian sermons

Wow, that is crazy! I can't imagine anyone in my Life Group saying anybody is going to go to hell. What part of the country are you in?