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by DavidB
Tue Jul 18, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Thinking about suicide...
Replies: 22
Views: 3367

Re: Thinking about suicide...

Eckhart mentions in one of his talks that suicide will likely result in rapid reincarnation. I don't remember the talk, nor his exact words. But this might suggest that suicide only results in having to deal again, with whatever issue it is we feel is presently insurmountable. My thoughts on this ar...
by DavidB
Tue Jul 18, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: You are the Truth - a poem about non-duality
Replies: 5
Views: 1177

Re: You are the Truth - a poem about non-duality

What is Truth? I suggest, Truth is a condensation of reality. Also, if I may make a minor alteration to your poem, You’re not the body and you’re not the mind; Not knowing the timeless truth makes you blind; You’re not a story and you’re not a thought; You’re not those age old, buried mental knots. ...
by DavidB
Sat Jun 03, 2017 3:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spiritual Enlightement - Is it a Myth or Real?
Replies: 12
Views: 1950

Re: Spiritual Enlightement - Is it a Myth or Real?

I agree with dijmart, being at peace is all that really matters. True enlightenment is the realization that there is no enlightenment. You are already what you seek, and therefore no transformation is required. You cannot become what you already are. The only type of transformation we might achieve,...
by DavidB
Sun Apr 02, 2017 12:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I'm confused about my religion
Replies: 7
Views: 1226

Re: I'm confused about my religion

I don't follow anything.
by DavidB
Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I'm confused about my religion
Replies: 7
Views: 1226

Re: I'm confused about my religion

Generally speaking, religion is an obstacle to awakening. Mainly because religion tends to be a formalized system of rules or dogma, where as spiritual transformation is formless.
by DavidB
Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ego Is Our Problem and Salvation!
Replies: 18
Views: 2246

Re: Ego Is Our Problem and Salvation!

Good
by DavidB
Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ego Is Our Problem and Salvation!
Replies: 18
Views: 2246

Re: Ego Is Our Problem and Salvation!

My Dad knows I'm meditating and is trying to piss me off to get me out of the state. Meditation is anything accepted totally. Accepting the form of every moment, including your fathers deliberate interruptions, is meditation. Your father has provided you with the opportunity to observe the arising ...
by DavidB
Tue Mar 14, 2017 3:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Boredom
Replies: 11
Views: 1517

Re: Boredom

Boredom is the state of not wanting to be alone with yourself without distractions.

Allow yourself to be bored and simply see how it feels. If we bring attention into boredom, the boredom will transform, as being present is never boring.
by DavidB
Tue Mar 14, 2017 3:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: It's My Life -- Not???
Replies: 12
Views: 1821

Re: It's My Life -- Not???

I was listening and he stunned me with the following phrase, missed completely by Oprah: "You are the present moment." I've had my suspicions about Oprah for quite some time, but that's a topic for another thread. :wink: And it brings up another sadhana...go ahead and sit quietly and decide to expe...
by DavidB
Mon Mar 13, 2017 12:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ego Is Our Problem and Salvation!
Replies: 18
Views: 2246

Re: Ego Is Our Problem and Salvation!

Nice post maaref, I'd probably only alter this though slightly; "Every object is just a manifestation of awareness appearing in awareness and seen by awareness. Therefore, one can also say that ego is awareness but awareness is not the ego." Every object is just a manifestation of consciousness appe...
by DavidB
Mon Mar 13, 2017 12:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spiritual Ego
Replies: 8
Views: 1209

Re: Spiritual Ego

1 Corinthians 13 New International Version (NIV) 13 If I speak in the tongues[a] of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains...
by DavidB
Sun Mar 12, 2017 11:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: It's My Life -- Not???
Replies: 12
Views: 1821

Re: It's My Life -- Not???

Being is sharing.
Being is conscious doing, in whatever it is we he happen to be doing, whether it's with others or alone. Conscious doing, is being present, honoring the form of this moment. In this sense then, we become one with the present moment, one with all that is.
by DavidB
Sat Mar 04, 2017 1:58 am
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: Convincing never works
Replies: 18
Views: 3539

Re: Convincing never works

and that's vacillating between the two
Yes indeed, and that's exactly what seems to happen.

And thanks for the reminder of the Tao. I love listening to the tao te ching from time to time.
by DavidB
Sat Mar 04, 2017 1:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spiritual Ego
Replies: 8
Views: 1209

Re: Spiritual Ego

Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj's awakening came through a radical refusal to identify with any sense of self. A radical refusal to think of self in terms of this or that. Quite a different approach of that of Eckhart. For myself, awakening has been a slow transformative process, interspersed with sudden h...