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by rachMiel
Wed Feb 24, 2010 6:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Feeling the Inner Body...
Replies: 15
Views: 1089

Re: Feeling the Inner Body...

kiki wrote:It [the inner body] is more subtle than the physical body, but it is dependent upon the physical body.
Please explain "more subtle." :-)
by rachMiel
Wed Feb 24, 2010 5:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Feeling the Inner Body...
Replies: 15
Views: 1089

Re: Feeling the Inner Body...

Thank you. :-)

So, if I understand correctly, my inner body is the living organism -- of which my brain is but one component -- which exists semi independently of my ego-centered self (small "s")?
by rachMiel
Tue Feb 23, 2010 8:27 pm
Forum: Beyond the Physical
Topic: NDE + Consciousness leaving the body = doesn't fit?
Replies: 33
Views: 7831

Re: NDE + Consciousness leaving the body = doesn't fit?

I remain unconvinced that NDE's, OBE's and past life memories are products of the imagination. This is to say, as do you, that explaining them is problematic; but discounting them as fantasies is equally hard, and feels intuitively wrong...to me. I'm with you. How can anyone know whether these thin...
by rachMiel
Tue Feb 23, 2010 3:36 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Any members who have conquered their neuroses?
Replies: 19
Views: 1426

Re: Any members who have conquered their neuroses?

Sighclone wrote:Because the egoic identity revolves around beliefs (all ultimately false), I think we should give it a real one (self-realization happens.)
Nice. :-)
by rachMiel
Mon Feb 22, 2010 7:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is this Presence?
Replies: 15
Views: 1380

Re: Is this Presence?

HermitLoon wrote:"There is nothing good or bad but thinking makes it so".
Then perhaps "enjoy" is not quite the right word, because it implies pleasure/goodness. Maybe, instead of "Enjoy the show" one should just "Watch the show" ... ? :-)
by rachMiel
Mon Feb 22, 2010 5:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Feeling the Inner Body...
Replies: 15
Views: 1089

Re: Feeling the Inner Body...

Could someone please tell me what the "inner body" is? I'm sure I could find it online, but if you have the time I'd appreciate a personal explanation. I learn much better that way, human to human. :-)
by rachMiel
Mon Feb 22, 2010 4:57 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Any members who have conquered their neuroses?
Replies: 19
Views: 1426

Re: Any members who have conquered their neuroses?

Do you think that your conscious exposure to nonduality had any direct bearing on the end of the OCD? Yes. It has had bearing, direct or indirect, on pretty much everything I do/think/am. It's a life changer, no question about it. I know Eckhart discourages hoping. So does Krishnamurti, one of my m...
by rachMiel
Mon Feb 22, 2010 4:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is this Presence?
Replies: 15
Views: 1380

Re: Is this Presence?

HermitLoon wrote:enjoy the "Show".
What if it's a boring show? Or painful to watch? Or pointless (feeling)? Do we change channels, find another/better show? Or is there only that one channel, so you'd durn well BETTER enjoy it?
by rachMiel
Mon Feb 22, 2010 2:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another possible portal to the NOW
Replies: 8
Views: 839

Re: Another possible portal to the NOW

Buddhists talk about "dying to each moment" ... i.e., letting each moment go, never to return, nothing to hold onto.

Or, as Wallace Stevens said: "Death is the mother of beauty."
by rachMiel
Mon Feb 22, 2010 1:27 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Any members who have conquered their neuroses?
Replies: 19
Views: 1426

Re: Any members who have conquered their neuroses?

After 25 years of severe OCD (I was a counter/repeater) I flat-out stopped -- suddenly, not gradually -- all my obsessive-compulsive behavior. OCD sufferers are not supposed to be able to do this. In fact, I don't feel I *did* much of anything. It just happened: Poof, gone. I still remember the mome...
by rachMiel
Sun Feb 21, 2010 3:40 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: How to deal with: opinions and complaining
Replies: 8
Views: 1906

Re: How to deal with: opinions and complaining

Tommes, Complaining arises in large part from suffering. If, at the moment that your friend is deep into a complaint cycle, you can recognize this as an expression of his personal suffering ... perhaps it will help you feel empathy and kindness and patience towards him. It's worth a try, couldn't hu...
by rachMiel
Sat Feb 20, 2010 9:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Awareness Watching Awareness
Replies: 44
Views: 4620

Re: Awareness Watching Awareness

Thanks again, Ananda. :-) Do you have any personal advice for me regarding my reservations (as mentioned above) about taking the online course with the Chinmaya Foundation? For example, instead of dropping the whole thing (my typical way of dealing with conflict ;-) ) perhaps I should put aside my k...
by rachMiel
Sat Feb 20, 2010 6:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Awareness Watching Awareness
Replies: 44
Views: 4620

Re: Awareness Watching Awareness

rM - As an iconoclast, you might like the "other" Krishnamurti, UG Krishnamurti...sniff around the web to find some of his stuff....there are videos. He's not my style, but others love him. Thanks Sighclone. :-) I have read (and gotten a kick out of) a few things about and by UG, "the other Krishna...
by rachMiel
Thu Feb 18, 2010 9:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Awareness Watching Awareness
Replies: 44
Views: 4620

Re: Awareness Watching Awareness

I'm very attracted to Advaita -- my experience with it consists of readings and some discussion on an Advaita discussion forum -- but very wary of neo-Advaitin oversimplification and, in some cases, demagoguery. In that case I recommend reading the works of Ramana Maharshi, Nisargadatta Maharaj, Ad...
by rachMiel
Thu Feb 18, 2010 6:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Awareness Watching Awareness
Replies: 44
Views: 4620

Re: Awareness Watching Awareness

I'm very attracted to Advaita -- my experience with it consists of readings and some discussion on an Advaita discussion forum -- but very wary of neo-Advaitin oversimplification and, in some cases, demagoguery.