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by Rick
Mon Sep 10, 2012 1:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How can we know there's no death
Replies: 537
Views: 34770

Re: How can we know there's no death

Don't know to much about the NDE stuff but I did do a bit of reading recently. The following story, related in part, is related by a man whose NDE happened when he was eleven. It contains an interesting exchange with a "being" in his experience. "As I sat down and breathed in the fresh wonderful air...
by Rick
Mon Sep 10, 2012 1:10 am
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Tolle Compares The Secret with The Power of Now
Replies: 124
Views: 18265

Re: Tolle Compares The Secret with The Power of Now

"That's true" is a statement of belief. As a blanket statement I would call it untrue. Sometimes we say something is true because it's a self evident fact. In this world of form there are plenty of self evident truths that require simple observation, not belief, to know they are true. The form of m...
by Rick
Sun Sep 09, 2012 4:00 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Tolle Compares The Secret with The Power of Now
Replies: 124
Views: 18265

Re: Tolle Compares The Secret with The Power of Now

Rick, one can live in presence awareness with their belief systems. WW That is a contradiction. Presence implies the dropping of all attachments, including beliefs. Tolle says ""Who you are requires no belief. In fact, every belief is an obstacle" to realizing this truth. Presence implies a direct ...
by Rick
Sat Sep 08, 2012 5:12 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Tolle Compares The Secret with The Power of Now
Replies: 124
Views: 18265

Re: Tolle Compares The Secret with The Power of Now

Everyone lives through their belief systems. To believe otherwise is... well... just another belief system, albeit a little less self evident. There is a huge gulf between belief and Understanding born of awareness. There are those who do NOT live throught their beliefs, but, rather, know that ther...
by Rick
Thu Sep 06, 2012 4:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Being Where I AM
Replies: 5
Views: 333

Re: Being Where I AM

It's interesting to note that in the morning it seems that my mind awakes before "I" do. Upon the first stirrings of awaking from night slumber the mind is full of piss and vinegar, awareness lost within the swirling and roiling of the thought stream. Then comes the awareness, the recognition that s...
by Rick
Wed Sep 05, 2012 2:50 am
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Tolle Compares The Secret with The Power of Now
Replies: 124
Views: 18265

Re: Tolle Compares The Secret with The Power of Now

the key master wrote:
Have you considered the possibility that you weren't born?
Yes. Being isn't born, Human form is.
by Rick
Wed Sep 05, 2012 1:25 am
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Tolle Compares The Secret with The Power of Now
Replies: 124
Views: 18265

Re: Tolle Compares The Secret with The Power of Now

So babies come into existence "with" Pure Awareness, and that is their natural programming? What basis do you have to separate creation from anything perceived? Isn't it that separation, and the belief in that separation in reference to 'oneself' at the root of the loss of innocence? Yes. it is the...
by Rick
Tue Sep 04, 2012 6:52 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Tolle Compares The Secret with The Power of Now
Replies: 124
Views: 18265

Re: Tolle Compares The Secret with The Power of Now

Those bastards! Whose intention? Alan Watts has the best explanation words can describe IMHO. See The Game Here What logic brought you to that conclusion? If there is anything in the universe that is loyal to its programming, its these rascally humans. https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-78d0kgn-cSU...
by Rick
Tue Sep 04, 2012 3:55 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Tolle Compares The Secret with The Power of Now
Replies: 124
Views: 18265

Re: Tolle Compares The Secret with The Power of Now

Do egos have a purpose, or are they simply a bastardization of conscious being? If egoic perspective has purpose, what might it be? WW I can only tell you what I see. Yes, ego's are a bastardization of consciousness...but an intentionally engineered bastardization. There is only one thing that Sour...
by Rick
Tue Sep 04, 2012 1:36 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Tolle Compares The Secret with The Power of Now
Replies: 124
Views: 18265

Re: Tolle Compares The Secret with The Power of Now

Webwanderer wrote:...to claim that Abraham's teachings are false or misleading is itself false and misleading.

WW
In the video that starts this thread Tolle only said the LoA teachings were egoic. He never used the words false or misleading.
by Rick
Mon Sep 03, 2012 3:42 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Tolle Compares The Secret with The Power of Now
Replies: 124
Views: 18265

Re: Tolle Compares The Secret with The Power of Now

So, as the more expansive emotions of peace and love and appreciation, etc., are related to Source, then it's not such a stretch to look at painful emotions as indicators of poor alignment with that Source Essence that animates our life. "Living a better-feeling life really comes down to one thing ...
by Rick
Sun Sep 02, 2012 12:36 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Tolle Compares The Secret with The Power of Now
Replies: 124
Views: 18265

Re: Tolle Compares The Secret with The Power of Now

One says happiness is the natural by-product of Presence which is realized only when you stop playing around with thoughts as a means of finding the meaningful. Is this your own distillation, or are you saying Tolle actually means what this says? Both. ...a few more Tolle quotes: "Wisdom is not a p...
by Rick
Sun Sep 02, 2012 3:06 am
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Tolle Compares The Secret with The Power of Now
Replies: 124
Views: 18265

Re: Tolle Compares The Secret with The Power of Now

Rick made an assertion that Tolle and Abraham were irreconcilable when it comes to the value of pursuing happiness. The distinction lay in the approach to mind thoughts. One says happiness is the natural by-product of Presence which is realized only when you stop playing around with thoughts as a m...
by Rick
Sat Sep 01, 2012 12:58 am
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Tolle Compares The Secret with The Power of Now
Replies: 124
Views: 18265

Re: Tolle Compares The Secret with The Power of Now

The experience of self beyond mind is that experience of being aware, alive and present when mind is not active . . WW Webby, I certainly appreciate that you were kind enough to share all that, I see you as a kind and gentle soul at heart, but mistaken. You are in some pretty thick weeds and I'm no...
by Rick
Fri Aug 31, 2012 9:58 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Tolle Compares The Secret with The Power of Now
Replies: 124
Views: 18265

Re: Tolle Compares The Secret with The Power of Now

The human mind is an attribute that can be tuned to a chosen focus of alignment over an unconscious identification with thought. OK. Then perhaps you wouldn't mind sharing how the chosen focus of alignment works for you personally? I am curious to know how it is done. Tolle is right that who we are...