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by rachMiel
Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The nature of awareness
Replies: 26
Views: 3205

Re: The nature of awareness

rM wrote: Back to the drawing board ... ;-) How about the analogy of electricity? Electricity allows different things to function (express themselves) in different ways (e.g., fans, lights, computers etc). But electricity is not visible to the eye--- only its expressions are. Without electricity no...
by rachMiel
Sun Nov 19, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The nature of awareness
Replies: 26
Views: 3205

Re: The nature of awareness

Again, gotcha. You're making good sense. And you're getting me to think about what exactly is going on with me, why I bring up old topics over and over. So great thanks for that! :-) Here's my (current) self-psychoanalysis (if you'll please permit me to share a look in the mirror): I have an overwhe...
by rachMiel
Sat Nov 18, 2017 11:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The nature of awareness
Replies: 26
Views: 3205

Re: The nature of awareness

Gotcha E2B. Part of my reason for starting similar threads every few months or year or so is the fear of moving on, of actually *using* what I already know to do some good in the world. It's the joy of living in beautiful theory rather than messy reality. And part is because I'm just plain fascinate...
by rachMiel
Sat Nov 18, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The nature of awareness
Replies: 26
Views: 3205

Re: The nature of awareness

In my studies with Awareness (a great teacher btw: cheap, always available, no God complex) I found that it was quite easy to see-feel everything around me, all the objects/phenomena that arose in mind, as awareness. But it was a different story with "me." I still remember when I first ran into the ...
by rachMiel
Sat Nov 18, 2017 4:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The nature of awareness
Replies: 26
Views: 3205

Re: The nature of awareness

I wonder if the two awarenesses you describe, local and universal, are ultimately the same thing = that which Rupert Spira points to as "nonconceptual knowing" ... ? In my own spiritual adventure it’s never been important to attempt to pin down what Reality (or THIS) is. It’s been enough for me to ...
by rachMiel
Sat Nov 18, 2017 4:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The nature of awareness
Replies: 26
Views: 3205

Re: The nature of awareness

rachMiel wrote: ...whenever I have the feeling "I've finally nailed it!" it turns out I haven't even come close. It refuses to be fully fathomed. So true! :D Awareness is forever un-nail-able... unfathomable.... indefinable, by definition. :lol: Yes! And I'm such an idiot ... still, after all these...
by rachMiel
Sat Nov 18, 2017 12:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The nature of awareness
Replies: 26
Views: 3205

Re: The nature of awareness

Well there goes that analogy! Because computers DO exist without the Internet, and the Internet IS dependent upon its constituent computers. Back to the drawing board ... ;-) One of the charms of awareness for me is that whenever I have the feeling "I've finally nailed it!" it turns out I haven't ev...
by rachMiel
Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The nature of awareness
Replies: 26
Views: 3205

Re: The nature of awareness

Within awareness, the universe is projected. Some projections (e.g., sentient beings) serve as limiting adjuncts for awareness. Just like light seen through a red crystal appears red even though the light itself does not actually change in any way. Similarly, it seems to be ‘my awareness’ or ‘your ...
by rachMiel
Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The nature of awareness
Replies: 26
Views: 3205

Re: The nature of awareness

For me, Buddha's dependent arising provides a beautiful insight into this many/One process. It basically says that everything is interconnected and that, because of this, nothing ultimately begins or ends ... it's all (part of) one big beginningless/endless process. It doesn't deny apparent individ...
by rachMiel
Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The nature of awareness
Replies: 26
Views: 3205

Re: The nature of awareness

Great topic. Glad you're into it. I figure the regulars will get around to participating within the next few days. I'd love to from all of them! My take is this: It's all about context and perspective. In one sense there is Awareness. Infinite. Eternal. Omniscient. Omnipresent. In another there is ...
by rachMiel
Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The nature of awareness
Replies: 26
Views: 3205

The nature of awareness

Greetings all 'round! :-) I gave this thread such a broad title, The nature of awareness, because I'm interested in discussing all thing awareness-related. But the specific set of questions that prompted me to start the thread is this: Is there "my" awareness? And, by extension, your awareness, his/...
by rachMiel
Wed Nov 08, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hell is Other People
Replies: 16
Views: 2653

Re: Hell is Other People

> Hell is Other People It might feel that way ... but is it true? How much of the "hell of other people" do you/I create via our conditioned thinking? That said, I'll pass on something a teacher passed on to me (and his teacher to him, all the way back): A noxious state of mind is like a contagious ...
by rachMiel
Mon Nov 06, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I feel as though this journey wasn't the right path
Replies: 5
Views: 1068

Re: I feel as though this journey wasn't the right path

Who/what are you in reality , beyond the thinking mind? And who/what can answer this question? Thought? Intuition? Awareness? Something else entirely? If you stay with these questions for a while, Learis, and bring all your abilities to bear on finding answers ... thinking, feeling, observing, cont...
by rachMiel
Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NDEs
Replies: 23
Views: 2769

Re: NDEs

Ultimately both the ocean and the wave are water. That is, the same water underlies the ocean and the wave. Only the perspectives are different. Hi runstrails! :-) And, yes, that's it, I agree. Generally you see that metaphor as a two-parter: wave and ocean, the wave being the part(icular) and the ...
by rachMiel
Sat Nov 04, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NDEs
Replies: 23
Views: 2769

Re: NDEs

The big mystery to me is: What is the relationship between a particular consciousness and The One Consciousness. *Is* there a relationship ... or are particular consciousnesses just temporary manifestations of The One? Is a wave both a wave and The Ocean? Or is The Ocean all there really is? Or, som...