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by snowheight
Wed Apr 06, 2016 2:57 am
Forum: Pain and Suffering
Topic: Need for Identity
Replies: 13
Views: 4038

Re: Need for Identity

Hey Snowy Yes, it's my idea to use the device of nested circles in relation to identity. But years ago I remember Ken Wilber using something similar to describe the evolution of consciousness from matter to higher states - where each circle or holon transcends but includes its predecessor. Ah yes, ...
by snowheight
Wed Apr 06, 2016 2:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Realisation and the mind
Replies: 43
Views: 6267

Re: Realisation and the mind

:D Hey Ash, how ya' been man? Science is a process of replacing one belief with another, and this is similar to the process of identity poker, except that one is collective with attention focused outward, while the other is subjective with the primary focus inward, and of course, the two processes c...
by snowheight
Tue Apr 05, 2016 3:37 pm
Forum: Pain and Suffering
Topic: Need for Identity
Replies: 13
Views: 4038

Re: Need for Identity

For instance, draw a small circle and in that write 'I am a father' (mother, brother, sister etc.) Draw a larger circle around that and in it write 'I am a man'. In a larger circle around that write I am a 'human being'... Realisation is the recognition of the page on which these circles are drawn....
by snowheight
Mon Apr 04, 2016 6:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Realisation and the mind
Replies: 43
Views: 6267

Re: Realisation and the mind

RobX wrote: But there is really no requirement to grind the ego to dust. The ego (in a spiritual context) means attachment to the limited self. This is about seeing through the ego/limited phenomenal self and having the realisation of the truth of our situation. I acknowledge that the stabilising o...
by snowheight
Mon Apr 04, 2016 6:12 am
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: Innocent patterns: The Ego after Awakening
Replies: 44
Views: 6989

Re: Innocent patterns: The Ego after Awakening

Taken together, his talks about it suggest stages of identification (person/witness/"Absolute"), and "snapping" identification with the witness was something he described as a significant event. Now this makes sense to me: Witnessing as a middle ground between identification with self and Self. A m...
by snowheight
Mon Apr 04, 2016 6:08 am
Forum: Recommended Links
Topic: Poetry: The language of the Divine
Replies: 61
Views: 47259

Re: Poetry: The language of the Divine

find no shelter as you look have no fear by hook or crook ain't no team to help you hear for the mellow, shed no tear in the silence you can glean a vision that is oh so clean a motion that flows on and on after not you is long gone let the roof get blown away don't rest in that old cage today all t...
by snowheight
Mon Apr 04, 2016 6:05 am
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: Innocent patterns: The Ego after Awakening
Replies: 44
Views: 6989

Re: Innocent patterns: The Ego after Awakening

No wonder Rach is getting a bit confused. :D Taken together, his talks about it suggest stages of identification (person/witness/"Absolute"), and "snapping" identification with the witness was something he described as a significant event. Now this makes sense to me: Witnessing as a middle ground b...
by snowheight
Sat Apr 02, 2016 12:25 pm
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: Innocent patterns: The Ego after Awakening
Replies: 44
Views: 6989

Re: Innocent patterns: The Ego after Awakening

Witnessing does imply dualism and is not a "final" or complete awakening. I think it serves only to help some people who are beginning to become aware of themselves as an entity, be it egoic or personality or whatever. I'm speaking of something different than witnessing a football game. Okay, Andy....
by snowheight
Sat Apr 02, 2016 2:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Realisation and the mind
Replies: 43
Views: 6267

Re: Realisation and the mind

snowy said: How's the runnin' habit these days? :D HI snowy good to see you! Running is going really well. It's a bindng vasana that's worth keeping! Hope you are well too. Glad to hear it. :lol: I'm more than fine, thank you for asking. I blunder through life one dubious choice after another and t...
by snowheight
Fri Apr 01, 2016 8:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Realisation and the mind
Replies: 43
Views: 6267

Re: Realisation and the mind

Fore wrote: Realization of ones true nature is simply the first frution stage. Insights are only part of this first stage. This is a good point. In the old day, students of Vedanta were first asked to develop qualifications such as dedication, discrimination, dispassion, karma yoga, bhakti etc.. an...
by snowheight
Mon Nov 30, 2015 12:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vibrational Awareness
Replies: 25
Views: 3498

Re: Vibrational Awareness

Whelps, perhaps you might recall what Sir Elton John sung about freedom and rollin' stones, and there's always what Nansen told Joshu 'bout gettin' self-realized. Don't get me started on the Stones, Bill. I almost saw them in concert believe it or not. Small tidbit I actually saw the Who Quadrophen...
by snowheight
Sat Nov 28, 2015 2:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vibrational Awareness
Replies: 25
Views: 3498

Re: Vibrational Awareness

I liked you better when you were fighting with Ashley. How the hell you been Bill? And nice poem. :) :lol: thanks, and same 'ole same 'ole man. You? Still travelin'? The strength of your noticing nugget made the hit and run irresistible. :mrgreen: Me, traveling, yea, well you know Jesus was a nomad...
by snowheight
Fri Nov 27, 2015 1:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vibrational Awareness
Replies: 25
Views: 3498

Re: Vibrational Awareness

shhhhh! quiet! what's that sound? up it goes and then back down cycles all twixt far and fro nothing to do noone to know ain't no shakes or false elation just a rumor. that vibration in the silence you might notice last dying embers of the peep wisp I liked you better when you were fighting with As...
by snowheight
Thu Nov 26, 2015 2:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vibrational Awareness
Replies: 25
Views: 3498

Re: Vibrational Awareness

shhhhh! quiet! what's that sound?
up it goes and then back down
cycles all twixt far and fro
nothing to do noone to know
ain't no shakes or false elation
just a rumor. that vibration
in the silence you might notice
last dying embers of the peep wisp
by snowheight
Tue Oct 06, 2015 11:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Belief
Replies: 72
Views: 10504

Re: Belief

but it's pretty easy to discern that the tools used to produce and refine symbolic meaning aren't the ones that will finish the job of finding a non-symbolic subjective truth “ Anyone who doesn't take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either.” Albert Einstein Consciou...