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by snowheight
Tue Oct 06, 2015 12:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Belief
Replies: 72
Views: 9670

Re: Belief

I don't believe consciousness is primary. To be conscious is to be aware of the self "macro" nature. Its impossible for a human to ever truly be conscious of the oscillating "electrons" that make up their nervous system. Just as a robot will never be conscious of the oscillating electrons in its si...
by snowheight
Sun Oct 04, 2015 11:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Belief
Replies: 72
Views: 9670

Re: Belief

Hey Ash, love ya' bro'. Mean it. :) Bill, I'm not really following why perceiving self identity is deemed a lie, but somehow perceiving a selfless state would supposedly be closer to the truth? The question is based on a misconceived premise as the underlined is quite obviously something voiced and ...
by snowheight
Tue Sep 29, 2015 11:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Belief
Replies: 72
Views: 9670

Re: Belief

vivianamis wrote: If you can perceive it...it's a lie. If you can voice it, grasp it...it's a lie. By this logic, this statement must be a lie :wink: Only if the thought process follows the self-referential structure of the statement. This is both quite ironic, and also sort of a litmus test. :wink:
by snowheight
Sat Sep 19, 2015 7:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Question
Replies: 14
Views: 2330

Re: A Question

So - there is recognising being, recognising that being is what I am. Then there is resting there, effortlessly. Then there is detachment from even that - awareness is free even from pure awareness. There is nothing to hold it, no place to stick to. Life is a dance. Do you know what I mean? Is it a...
by snowheight
Sun Aug 30, 2015 11:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Belief
Replies: 72
Views: 9670

Re: Belief

One of the most common threads of general popular culture, is this notion, "you must believe". I tend to find this whole notion of belief to be restrictive and delusional. I wonder what others think? http://www.stockfreeimages.com/Lit-Match-With-Unlit-Matches-thumb3106970.jpg Forgive my ignorance s...
by snowheight
Sun Aug 30, 2015 1:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Belief
Replies: 72
Views: 9670

Re: Belief

If belief is simply an idea taken as true or false then it's certainly possible to experience life in suspension of them for at least some time. There are also entire classes of ideas that simply aren't necessary for living. Existential ideas are the ones that the OP was referring to as restrictive...
by snowheight
Sat Aug 29, 2015 1:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Belief
Replies: 72
Views: 9670

Re: Belief

DavidB wrote:One of the most common threads of general popular culture, is this notion, "you must believe".

I tend to find this whole notion of belief to be restrictive and delusional. I wonder what others think?
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by snowheight
Sat Aug 29, 2015 1:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Belief
Replies: 72
Views: 9670

Re: Belief

In terms of spiritual/nondual teachings, I would agree that belief is restrictive. So, you 'believe' that belief is restrictive? That seems self-fulfilling. I'm not suggesting that such a perception is necessarily wrong, only that there is a larger context through which to see the nature of beliefs...
by snowheight
Mon Jun 08, 2015 11:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Simply Being
Replies: 33
Views: 3943

Re: Simply Being

:)
by snowheight
Fri Feb 06, 2015 7:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What does 'spirituality' mean to you?
Replies: 20
Views: 2949

Re: What does 'spirituality' mean to you?

In 1999 I was going through a pretty rough patch - working too hard and drinking too much. I was totally exhausted and felt that I was on the verge of some sort of a breakdown. One day I was in a newsagents when a little book about meditation caught my eye. Now at that time I had no affinity with a...
by snowheight
Fri Feb 06, 2015 7:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What does 'spirituality' mean to you?
Replies: 20
Views: 2949

Re: What does 'spirituality' mean to you?

Great question, and something I've been trying to describe better myself lately. I think Alan Watts had a good quote about it. Spirituality means real life. It is to get directly in touch with the here and now, the basics, the plain. 95%+ people think it means some sort of "transcending" or somethi...
by snowheight
Fri Feb 06, 2015 7:37 pm
Forum: Law of Attraction
Topic: It Seems LoA and PoN Are Complete Opposites
Replies: 47
Views: 11076

Re: It Seems LoA and PoN Are Complete Opposites

Hey! Don't opposites attract sometimes?? Image
by snowheight
Fri Feb 06, 2015 7:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What does 'spirituality' mean to you?
Replies: 20
Views: 2949

Re: What does 'spirituality' mean to you?

Sure EZ my pleasure, it's what came to mind from what you wrote. :) I've never met someone claiming to be a teacher in the flesh but what I've read by way of caution from others is that if a teacher is still unconsciously identified with either emptiness or form, still struggling with ego but unawar...
by snowheight
Fri Feb 06, 2015 1:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Are most claimed awakenings actually false
Replies: 7
Views: 1387

Re: Are most claimed awakenings actually false

I am a pretty cynical guy, and assume that most people who claim to be awakened are either 1) unscrupulous and do not honestly seek truth (I have this feeling about Bentinho Massaro, personally), or 2) do not have the discerning power, or the willingness, to cut down every last illusion that isn't ...
by snowheight
Fri Feb 06, 2015 12:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What does 'spirituality' mean to you?
Replies: 20
Views: 2949

Re: What does 'spirituality' mean to you?

To me, spirituality is the exploration of life to raise awareness of life and enhance quality of life . I like this, Jack. I used to think spirituality meant God had to be involved in some way or other, so when I first got interested in these things 25+ years ago, I said I was into "higher consciou...