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by Tony-S-Ma
Mon May 18, 2009 10:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Message From Shore to Ship
Replies: 82
Views: 8443

Re: A Message From Shore to Ship

It is nice to find people that we agree with, but its the one's that we don't agree with that can teach us the most. This does not necessarily work all the time. I do not agree with terrorists, neither can I learn much from them. However, I do agree that when some disagreement keeps occupy my atten...
by Tony-S-Ma
Sun May 17, 2009 9:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ramana Mahrishi in a nutshell
Replies: 52
Views: 4583

Re: Ramana Mahrishi in a nutshell

Mahatma Gandhi, Mother Teresa achieved similar Self-realization without self-inquiry. There is no short-cut to Awareness. Direct path is just another path like any others. The qualification word "direct" may mislead some seekers. When the inner urge is experienced, one sooner or later will experienc...
by Tony-S-Ma
Sun May 17, 2009 8:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Message From Shore to Ship
Replies: 82
Views: 8443

Re: A Message From Shore to Ship

Dear Mistral of words, You are singing to my heart. Some terms it on a scale of consciousness. There is no top, but a bottom to the scale. The bottom is eternally choosing to be separated from Life, God. With logic and reason, there should not be a bottom when there is no top; however, logic and rea...
by Tony-S-Ma
Sun May 17, 2009 8:30 pm
Forum: Awakening / Spiritual Enlightenment / Truth-Realization
Topic: Who here is fully enlightened?
Replies: 51
Views: 11112

Re: Who here is fully enlightened?

Dear MF, I have read many Zen stories in Chinese, many Zen masters were very clever in their dealing with inquiries of smart students. Eventually, the students became humble before the masters. I prided myself being a very smart person since I was very young because it was very easy for me to pick u...
by Tony-S-Ma
Sun May 17, 2009 7:37 pm
Forum: Awakening / Spiritual Enlightenment / Truth-Realization
Topic: Who here is fully enlightened?
Replies: 51
Views: 11112

Re: Who here is fully enlightened?

It remains what it is. It's only an honest and open inquirey that can add to the clarity of awareness. I would hope that's why we're both here.
I am sorry WW, I do not share with you the same purpose here. I am also sorry that I used you as a practicing target.
by Tony-S-Ma
Sun May 17, 2009 12:30 pm
Forum: Awakening / Spiritual Enlightenment / Truth-Realization
Topic: Who here is fully enlightened?
Replies: 51
Views: 11112

Re: Who here is fully enlightened?

What is being attacked? An idea? a belief? an understanding? a form :?: The awareness of WW :?: What you are :?:

What have been struck :?: Tony-S-Ma :?: Some statements by Tony-S-Ma? What Tony-S-Ma is? Perhaps the tail of Tony-S-Ma :lol:
by Tony-S-Ma
Sun May 17, 2009 2:48 am
Forum: Awakening / Spiritual Enlightenment / Truth-Realization
Topic: Who here is fully enlightened?
Replies: 51
Views: 11112

Re: Who here is fully enlightened?

What makes this different than any other proclamation of religious exclusivity? Ask a devout member of any religion and you will likely get a similar statement of uniqueness based on tenets of their own belief system. This post is loaded with belief system ideology that is unverifiable through dire...
by Tony-S-Ma
Sun May 17, 2009 2:34 am
Forum: Awakening / Spiritual Enlightenment / Truth-Realization
Topic: Who here is fully enlightened?
Replies: 51
Views: 11112

Re: Who here is fully enlightened?

Does this not imply that whoever does not believe in him has no chance of "expanding his/her awareness? Is this not the same position held by the religious faithful that non-believers will be be excluded? :lol: You can not help using your anti-religious armor when something is not tasty to your bel...
by Tony-S-Ma
Sat May 16, 2009 11:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ramana Mahrishi in a nutshell
Replies: 52
Views: 4583

Re: Ramana Mahrishi in a nutshell

Some others suggest to use "What am I"; however, that may not work for everybody either. The only cure all for me is humbly ask for God's help. Or "Pray always." I must confess that I am unable to pray always like Jesus. He is the best manifestation of God in human form so far in the entire human ex...
by Tony-S-Ma
Sat May 16, 2009 11:41 pm
Forum: Awakening / Spiritual Enlightenment / Truth-Realization
Topic: Who here is fully enlightened?
Replies: 51
Views: 11112

Re: Who here is fully enlightened?

Perhaps, we need some context here within which enlightenment manifests. Enlightenment is simultaneously aware of both contents and context which one is in. The problem with the context is that its boundary is highly dependent upon one's awareness. The Field of Awareness is infinite; however, one's ...
by Tony-S-Ma
Sat May 16, 2009 9:49 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Wanting, only the ego does?
Replies: 11
Views: 1417

Re: Wanting, only the ego does?

Contents out of context are often misleading. An egoic identity often zooms in on particular contents in a book or teaching in order to justify its position. An egoic play in real situation would be: A main argument with many supporting points. Many of us make decisions in such manner. This often ma...
by Tony-S-Ma
Sat May 16, 2009 9:11 pm
Forum: Recommended Links
Topic: Gaia Gets It
Replies: 1
Views: 663

Gaia Gets It

http://gaia-satsang.com/HOME.html?domain=gaiaEs Gaia rings a bell in my heart regarding Gurus. The information of him came in the right time when I would like to point out that following the teaching of a single awakened person may mislead a seeker. Gaia is very similar to many people here who are s...
by Tony-S-Ma
Sat May 16, 2009 12:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Message From Shore to Ship
Replies: 82
Views: 8443

Re: A Message From Shore to Ship

God is transcendent and imminent. There is no real conflict of the God in your ordinary mind and the One in your meditative mind. There is no need to maintain that artificial division. You really do not to have a meditative state and an ordinary state, but one of your egoic identity wishes to keep t...
by Tony-S-Ma
Sat May 16, 2009 12:11 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Conscious suffering
Replies: 20
Views: 3453

Re: Conscious suffering

Incidentally, I admire G.I. Gurdjeff is partially due to the fact that he found his own path and he taught what he did. I used to be a big fan of those who teach what they actually do. I am no longer such. Now I have discovered that some teachers may mislead some people by teaching what they do. In ...
by Tony-S-Ma
Fri May 15, 2009 11:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ramana Mahrishi in a nutshell
Replies: 52
Views: 4583

Re: Ramana Mahrishi in a nutshell

Some scientists have claimed that a human being is using only 10% of its brain capacity. This can be interpreted in two ways in the awareness business: 1) the usual scientific way, or 1) 90% of a human brain is under the directing of Awareness (or only 10% of a human brain is egoic). One theory is: ...