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by karmarider
Thu Oct 30, 2014 4:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I Am Enlightened - Open Hearted Sincerity
Replies: 344
Views: 29613

Re: I Am Enlightened - Open Hearted Sincerity

You might want to check in with your higher being's Higher Being to just make sure this is authentic advice and not just having a little fun with your current exuberance. :wink: WW Yeah, I agree. "Jack Christ" is boring. I'd be woefully under-impressed with my higher beings if that's all they can c...
by karmarider
Thu Oct 30, 2014 4:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thought :: Awareness
Replies: 37
Views: 2927

Re: Thought :: Awareness

It seems to me the main instruments of awakening are self-observation and self-honesty. Self-observation (noticing, experiecing, becoming aware of, putting attention on) is a function a consciousness (awareness, intelligence). As far as I can tell, insight (revelation, recognition, epiphany) comes f...
by karmarider
Tue Oct 28, 2014 3:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How is life after self-realization?
Replies: 33
Views: 3495

Re: How is life after self-realization?

Karmarider said: fear was seen through, after which awakening continues, on its own, as observation from consciousness. yum yum yum :D this whole statement - yum! fear was seen through, after which awakening continues, on its own, as observation from consciousness. Yum yum yum :D So, can you find t...
by karmarider
Mon Oct 27, 2014 3:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How is life after self-realization?
Replies: 33
Views: 3495

Re: How is life after self-realization?

Karmarider thank you for sharing your awarenesses. When you used to say there was an underlying fear feeling in everyone, and I would go inside and try and find it, ... all I could find was this 'grace' - hence why I could never quite get on the same page as you on fear. :wink: I am :D :D :D ... Pe...
by karmarider
Sun Oct 26, 2014 10:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How is life after self-realization?
Replies: 33
Views: 3495

Re: How is life after self-realization?

I wonder if the bolded part above is due to the fact that you spend your time largely alone (which I enjoy as well and there is nothing at all wrong with). However, it's a lot easier to be present or aligned with your nature when you are less immersed in the physical world, such as a monk or someon...
by karmarider
Sun Oct 26, 2014 4:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is consciousness?
Replies: 29
Views: 2830

Re: What is consciousness?

How come, if science understands that the energy that was before the 'big bang' is all that is, in different 'forms' and if the physical evidence supports this, and it is accepted that energy never dies it just changes form - how come they don't understand the implications of that permeates everyth...
by karmarider
Sun Oct 26, 2014 4:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is consciousness?
Replies: 29
Views: 2830

Re: What is consciousness?

1. Is consciousness limited to the brain? Why or why not? No, it cannot be. The physical world is not physical. It's a subjective world of perceptions arising consciousness. And so the physical brain is perception arising in consciousness. 2. Does consciousness evolve? No. Consciousness is truth an...
by karmarider
Sun Oct 26, 2014 3:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How is life after self-realization?
Replies: 33
Views: 3495

Re: How is life after self-realization?

Good stuff. There is sanity. I can't imagine what circumstances would lead me to suffer emotionally, though I am not 100% certain that I am completely free of suffering. I can still experience grief and compassion in a an accepting way. I don't think I can experience regret, remorse, boredom or guil...
by karmarider
Sat Oct 25, 2014 1:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I Am Enlightened - Open Hearted Sincerity
Replies: 344
Views: 29613

Re: I Am Enlightened - Open Hearted Sincerity

Onceler said: I just find it a little dull, to be honest. The endless NDE accounts, it kind of reminds me of the epiphanies of recovery literature writ large. By contrast, this life is interesting, absorbing, poignant, dazzling, challenging, multifaceted, sweet. It deepens with age and provides end...
by karmarider
Wed Oct 22, 2014 6:05 am
Forum: Pain and Suffering
Topic: Non-judgemental awareness
Replies: 45
Views: 8101

Re: Non-judgemental awareness

I found it difficult to release emotions because even when I thought I was releasing them, they still came back. Maybe I'm confused on the premise of the technique and the definition of 'release'. Emotions have not gone away. I wouldn't want them to. An emotion rises and there is the noticing of it...
by karmarider
Fri Oct 10, 2014 2:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I Am Enlightened - Open Hearted Sincerity
Replies: 344
Views: 29613

Re: I Am Enlightened - Open Hearted Sincerity

I prefer "awakening", which is the goalless process of ever increasing clarity, than "enlightenment", which sounds like a destination. The problem with enlightenment is that it is self-proclaimed and no one can adequately describe it and no two descriptions are the same. If enlightenment means "the ...
by karmarider
Sat Oct 04, 2014 6:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Could thoughts be conscious?
Replies: 102
Views: 6743

Re: Could thoughts be conscious?

Is “This is just a thought and let it be." in my head another thought from my ego mind or not? Probably not all that helpful to analyze it in this way. The technique you are using is to observe thoughts. Observe your thoughts, without participating in the story of it, as an impartial witness. As yo...
by karmarider
Wed Oct 01, 2014 4:11 am
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: Purposely creating changes in my internal world
Replies: 16
Views: 3054

Re: Purposely creating changes in my internal world

Clouded wrote:...

Clouded, I see you.

What I see is you are awakening. You are observing. You write here as a catharsis. I understand that. Write. Keep on observing.
by karmarider
Tue Sep 30, 2014 7:03 pm
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: Purposely creating changes in my internal world
Replies: 16
Views: 3054

Re: Purposely creating changes in my internal world

My suggestion is to now cut through the bullshit and really get into self inquiry. You, your true self, is no different from Eckhart Tolle's or Ramana's or any great sage throughout history or anyone on earth's! Your very nature is that which does not suffer. Your true nature is that ever present a...
by karmarider
Sat Sep 27, 2014 3:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: gratitude for suffering
Replies: 32
Views: 3918

Re: gratitude for suffering

It was my suffering with anxiety and depression which brought me to awakening. But suffering in itself is not enough. Human beings have a tremendous capacity to suffer. Many and do suffer and consider it some sort of badge of honor. It seems to me it's a combination of suffering and the coincidence ...