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by Mouse
Tue Aug 10, 2010 4:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Illusion....Not!
Replies: 55
Views: 4349

Re: Illusion....Not!

How about this explanation of the illusion; Now I haven't realised this and I read it but it has just come back to me. The physical existence is seen as an illusion when the reality of it is that resides directly behind/in the appearance is realised. The reality of it is a blueprint of existence now...
by Mouse
Tue Aug 10, 2010 9:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Illusion....Not!
Replies: 55
Views: 4349

Re: Illusion....Not!

Realizing the physical world is an illusion is like realizing a mirage is an illusion...it does not mean the appearance disapears, it just no longer causes problems because it is believed to be something that it is not. I get what you are saying and yet when I see a mirage to be such there is somet...
by Mouse
Mon Aug 09, 2010 10:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Illusion....Not!
Replies: 55
Views: 4349

Re: Illusion....Not!

If I take webwanderers definition (and I would appreciate an answer to "what is experience");
Webwanderer wrote: Experience is real. Appearance is illusion.
WW

Would it be fair to substitute your quote for:

Love is real. The illusion is that the loved object is not the love itself.
by Mouse
Mon Aug 09, 2010 10:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Illusion....Not!
Replies: 55
Views: 4349

Re: Illusion....Not!

From reading all these posts it seems that those who use the word illusion to describe some aspect of human experience fall into two groups: There are those who say illusion refers to all concepts and mental constructs; and there are those who say that the illusion is of the physical appearance. I c...
by Mouse
Sun Aug 08, 2010 10:30 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Aware of your own awareness
Replies: 73
Views: 5927

Re: Aware of your own awareness

. But Is it logical to "be" that which is experienced, I go for this option from experience. or would it be more logical to "be" that which notices experience? It might seem more logical but that which notices experience (and I am going on your word notice here) is the subject 'I' the awful illusio...
by Mouse
Sun Aug 08, 2010 6:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Illusion....Not!
Replies: 55
Views: 4349

Re: Illusion....Not!

Is experience substantive, in that it is sensational or emotional and can be felt? What is experience?
by Mouse
Sun Aug 08, 2010 5:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Illusion....Not!
Replies: 55
Views: 4349

Illusion....Not!

Lots of references to illusion. Has anyone actually realised that. "This :D is only an illusion....... the passing of illusion.......drifting in the illusion .......you are yourself an illusion .......the illusion we live in........The illusion deal is .......this physical realm is an illusion.........
by Mouse
Sun Aug 08, 2010 2:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: are humor and ego linked
Replies: 3
Views: 567

Re: are humor and ego linked

Laughing is a release of tension.

The tension is caused by being in a separate body. It is the tension of having been born.

We all enjoy releasing that.

Hope that helps.
by Mouse
Sat Aug 07, 2010 11:48 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Can the ego pay attention?
Replies: 4
Views: 744

Re: Can the ego pay attention?

I find your description of what I call 'self' and you call ego to be true. My interpretation of the role of the ego in all of my suffering is that it does not have the ability to become aware of what it is doing, that it is separate from presence and enlightened consciousness. I have seen there is s...
by Mouse
Sat Aug 07, 2010 3:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why is it....
Replies: 4
Views: 548

Re: Why is it....

rachMiel wrote:
Mouse wrote:Why is it that the self appears to exist?
Buddhism offers a way in to "answering" this question: The Five Skandhas.
In that article it described the various manifestations of self ie the 5 skandhas. My question is why does psychological self appear and disappear.
by Mouse
Sat Aug 07, 2010 3:05 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Aware of your own awareness
Replies: 73
Views: 5927

Re: Aware of your own awareness

I suspect that somewhere along the line of realisation one is shown that reality and perception is free of the body and is not dependent on the body and brain. Based on what? Based on the transcendental realisation...the Being transcending the senses....God Realisation....which has been widely repo...
by Mouse
Sat Aug 07, 2010 10:54 am
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: Lifetime of cultural and personal conditioning
Replies: 1
Views: 437

Re: Lifetime of cultural and personal conditioning

Same, a detachment from the past.
by Mouse
Sat Aug 07, 2010 9:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why is it....
Replies: 4
Views: 548

Why is it....

Why is it that the self appears to exist? And yet when I go still, it is gone.........................................................and then reappears... Could it be because it exists in a psychic place that is of a degraded or slowed down speed of consciousness. And when I withdraw my awareness f...
by Mouse
Sat Aug 07, 2010 9:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: self conscious animal
Replies: 1
Views: 298

self conscious animal

As a species I am described as a self conscious animal.

The other animals are not self conscious.

Why have I and you been given this classification. What is the self refering to.
by Mouse
Sat Aug 07, 2010 9:14 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Aware of your own awareness
Replies: 73
Views: 5927

Re: Aware of your own awareness

I suspect that somewhere along the line of realisation one is shown that reality and perception is free of the body and is not dependent on the body and brain.