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by Plorel
Fri Apr 23, 2010 6:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chakras and enlightment.
Replies: 7
Views: 1077

Re: Chakras and enlightment.

Do you know much about yoga? Not too much. I have been doing Yoga for some years now, read some books and recently had an intensive training as a yoga teacher. But I am certainly no expert. Yes, the tricky part is how not to make the whole journey a ego-boosting trip from all these advancement we e...
by Plorel
Thu Apr 22, 2010 6:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chakras and enlightment.
Replies: 7
Views: 1077

Re: Chakras and enlightment.

I read a surge in the root gives rise to dormat energy what can flow to all seven. What you are referring to is called Kundalini-Energy, which represents the creative power of the universe. It lies dormant at the bottom of the spine in the root-chakra. There are complete Yoga-ways dedicated to waki...
by Plorel
Wed Apr 21, 2010 9:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Impermanence...
Replies: 6
Views: 786

Re: Impermanence...

Sometimes taking a look at the star-spangled sky can be of more value than reading a thousand books.
After all what meaning has this "little me" compared to the great mystery unfolding in the universe? And in the end, even the sun will die.
by Plorel
Sun Apr 18, 2010 10:19 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Caring about what other people think of you
Replies: 5
Views: 2059

Re: Caring about what other people think of you

Caring what other people may think of you is like looking in a fun-house mirror and beleiving that what is reflected back to you is how you truly appear. If you have never seen yourself in an accurate mirror, you could become very disturbed by what you see. But your reflection may be distorted to v...
by Plorel
Fri Apr 09, 2010 9:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Awakening from a yogic point of view
Replies: 10
Views: 2242

Re: Awakening from a yogic point of view

ah, thank you for that clear input, enigma
by Plorel
Thu Apr 08, 2010 4:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Awakening from a yogic point of view
Replies: 10
Views: 2242

Re: Awakening from a yogic point of view

Jnana all the way for me, it is the core of Advaita Same here too. Though I don`t think anyone is exclusively Jnana- Karma or Bahkti Yogi. Surrendering control to god (which seems like an essential part of nonduality also) could be considered Karma-Yoga while praying and singing Mantras would be Ba...
by Plorel
Thu Apr 08, 2010 12:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Awakening from a yogic point of view
Replies: 10
Views: 2242

Re: Awakening from a yogic point of view

Hey Andy. I understand and share your scepticism of this yoga-approach. Having been away from the forum for about a month, the first post I came across was one of Kiki, quoting Eckhart on "enlightment being the natural state of felt oneness with life". What a huge relief to read that after one month...
by Plorel
Wed Apr 07, 2010 3:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Awakening from a yogic point of view
Replies: 10
Views: 2242

Awakening from a yogic point of view

Hey everyone I recently finished an intensive training as Yoga-teacher and having dealt with a lot of philosophy during the course, I thought you might be interested in an overview on how the path of life and the path to awakening is seen from a yogic point of view (as we were taught). The tradition...
by Plorel
Sun Apr 04, 2010 9:17 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: How firm is my/your resolve?
Replies: 5
Views: 791

Re: How firm is my/your resolve?

I like the question`s you are asking yourself and where you are going with it. Seeing your profile I realize that your age is 27. Being 23 myself, we both hopefully have the greatest part of our lifetime still ahead of us. It is said that all desires of the mind can be categorized in four domains. T...
by Plorel
Sat Apr 03, 2010 10:05 am
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: I finally didnt react
Replies: 4
Views: 981

Re: I finally didnt react

And who are you, getting better at this being-present stuff? :D
by Plorel
Mon Mar 29, 2010 9:00 am
Forum: Awakening / Spiritual Enlightenment / Truth-Realization
Topic: The Secret of Enlightenment
Replies: 11
Views: 3471

Re: The Secret of Enlightenment

But you will likely conclude that this is not a positive message, and will continue to look elsewhere.
:D
by Plorel
Fri Mar 26, 2010 11:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why Enlightenment is Hard
Replies: 9
Views: 1283

Re: Why Enlightenment is Hard

I liked this immensely and could certainly relate to it.
Thank you, Andy, for your encouraging, loving and deeply thoughtful contributions to this forum over the years!
by Plorel
Sun Feb 28, 2010 11:29 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Help! Any tips to watch the thinker.
Replies: 3
Views: 979

Re: Help! Any tips to watch the thinker.

Hey pink 101 Welcome to the forum Please be aware that thought is simply thought. No thought about yourself has any truth to it, no thought can tell you what you are. Without attachment to them thoughts appear and disappear in counciousness like clouds passing the clear sky, forever meaningless. Tha...
by Plorel
Sun Feb 28, 2010 11:07 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Awareness/presence; how did it happen for you?
Replies: 9
Views: 1262

Re: Awareness/presence; how did it happen for you?

Amazing insight Kiki, thank you for sharing that. I guess in Kiki's post is all intellectual knowledge one ever needs to realize what they are. However I am still going to recommend to you Jac O Keeffe's book "born to be free". This is the most direct book on awakening I have ever found. She relentl...
by Plorel
Sun Feb 21, 2010 7:14 pm
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: For the First Time...
Replies: 7
Views: 1359

Re: For the First Time...

"Just look and see what you are. End this useless suffering! You've got a far more noble purpose to pursue than useless mind-games and that is to realize and experience what you are in every moment." I just smiled instead.
This is great. Thanks for sharing