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by Riken
Wed Mar 23, 2011 6:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Self-enquiry doesn't work for me..
Replies: 112
Views: 13425

Re: Self-enquiry doesn't work for me..

Ananda, my god, that is a great response, its exactly what I needed to hear, as soon as I read it I realised that the very thing I kept overlooking in favour of the minds suggestions was what I was seeking all along. I have been sitting for about 10 minutes at a time throughout today trying to just ...
by Riken
Tue Mar 22, 2011 1:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Self-enquiry doesn't work for me..
Replies: 112
Views: 13425

Re: Self-enquiry doesn't work for me..

Hola I thought I would resurrect because I feel like I'm on the edge of seeing the self (not phenomenally ofcourse) but everytime I hit a couple of blocks. (Ananda, I have read and re-read all your replies, but I still can't seem to have a direct insight...sorry if your thinking upon reading this "I...
by Riken
Mon Mar 14, 2011 1:36 am
Forum: Spiritual Teachers
Topic: Mooji - The joy of Being - Very funny
Replies: 11
Views: 2859

Re: Mooji - The joy of Being - Very funny

Natalie wrote:Glad you enjoyed the video garuda. I agree with kiki, there is something about Mooji that is very special. He radiates peace.
I think he is one of the few teachers who hasn't written a book.

Natalie
He has, and the one I read is really good.
:D
by Riken
Mon Mar 07, 2011 7:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Enlightened people talking about themselves...
Replies: 44
Views: 4279

Re: Enlightened people talking about themselves...

Hey Gaurda, no offense taken :) I welcome stuff like this. First of all, you've taken "I have no doubt in my mind" litteraly as it reads; don't take this litteraly, its just an expression , it's just another way of saying there is a 'sureness' about something, again, language has been taken to be ab...
by Riken
Mon Mar 07, 2011 2:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ok to think of the past and future as long as positive?
Replies: 7
Views: 830

Re: Ok to think of the past and future as long as positive?

There will come a point during your journey that you just no longer care about past and future, I mean, they are there - but you know they aren't real, so you respect them but you don't worry about them. So if at the moment your still attached, let attachment happen, but know that neither have ANY r...
by Riken
Mon Mar 07, 2011 2:45 pm
Forum: Eckhart Tolle - The Person
Topic: eckhart tolle tour too expensive
Replies: 87
Views: 27911

Re: eckhart tolle tour too expensive

Noone said a guru / teacher should be perfect, but it depends what you mean by perfect. Nisargadatta Maharaj was a chain smoker and abandoned his family for quite some time to pursue the truth early in his life, he eventually died of cancer, but does that make him any less perfect? As for Eckhart an...
by Riken
Mon Mar 07, 2011 2:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Enlightened people talking about themselves...
Replies: 44
Views: 4279

Re: Enlightened people talking about themselves...

Enlightened is a very loaded term I guess you could say, but I feel comfortable saying I've had an awakening, although truthfully I know that isn't right because it was never 'I' that woke up, it was presence waking up to itself, so to say some'ONE' is enlightened is false in itself. I have no doubt...
by Riken
Sun Mar 06, 2011 5:15 pm
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: 87 days clean, Tried weed again
Replies: 13
Views: 2667

Re: 87 days clean, Tried weed again

See, this is what I really don't get. Me and my friends get baked every few weeks, when I'm at uni I'l have a spliff or two with other friends, I don't see what the big deal is and how people get into problems with it? Weed isn't a big deal, you can't be physically addicted to it, its impossible, th...
by Riken
Sat Mar 05, 2011 11:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I need to unawaken
Replies: 35
Views: 3479

Re: I need to unawaken

It occurs to me that this may be the downside of pursuing presence as a practice rather than a realization. Any mind state can be practiced and brought about. The egoic state is, itself, a mind state that has been practiced. No-mind can also be a mind state, and ultimately not very effective or sat...
by Riken
Sat Mar 05, 2011 11:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Self-enquiry doesn't work for me..
Replies: 112
Views: 13425

Re: Self-enquiry doesn't work for me..

Sweet post Ananda, sorry to hear about your Dad, my regards go out to your family and you, my Uncles in the same position, but such is life. I keep returning to this anyway, I can't help but keep going with the enquiry, its so interesting for me hehe, keep watching the very direct Mooji videos over ...
by Riken
Wed Mar 02, 2011 8:17 pm
Forum: Pain and Suffering
Topic: I'm in no man's land - help me get out!
Replies: 2
Views: 1210

I'm in no man's land - help me get out!

Hey everyone, I had another insight into my true nature last night, a profound silence just radiated everywhere, yet for weeks now I have been feeling stuck in a place I can only refer to as 'no man's land' because it is not a positive or negative state, it is very distressing . Some of the attribut...
by Riken
Fri Feb 25, 2011 10:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Self-enquiry doesn't work for me..
Replies: 112
Views: 13425

Re: Self-enquiry doesn't work for me..

I've read and re-read Anandas post, I still seem to be doing a loop. Whenever fear or something comes up I ask "Who knows this fear?" Or "Who is it who is having this fear?" Again the question draws me into the present moment but there is this emptiness. I can't seem to confirm I am the knower despi...
by Riken
Wed Feb 23, 2011 10:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Self-enquiry doesn't work for me..
Replies: 112
Views: 13425

Re: Self-enquiry doesn't work for me..

Kutso wrote:You're right about one thing, enigma. There isn't SOME THING that is called the Self. However, the Self is real, indeed it is reality itself. There is no doubt in this mind about it.
Sounds like delusion to me.
by Riken
Mon Feb 21, 2011 5:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Self-enquiry doesn't work for me..
Replies: 112
Views: 13425

Re: Self-enquiry doesn't work for me..

Thanks Jason ;)

I've been looking at my experience like you've said here and in the PM's and its really interesting, hehe.

Yet I still find trouble seeing how understanding the mind out of existance (as you put it so eloquently) could work.

Thanks everyone else for replies too.
by Riken
Mon Feb 21, 2011 3:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Self-enquiry doesn't work for me..
Replies: 112
Views: 13425

Re: Self-enquiry doesn't work for me..

I think my mind is still too involved perhaps? Nah, you're just still thinking that you are your mind. You actually aren't. Aye, it's not conscious though, as if I'm reminding myself I'm the mind or something. I find the difficulty in dis-identifying is due to the fact that since my mind has become...