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by DavidB
Fri Jul 21, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: Eckhart Tolle - The Person
Topic: Eckhart Bashing - Bring It On
Replies: 130
Views: 32248

Re: Eckhart Bashing - Bring It On

Sometimes when Tolle talks, he gets phlegm in his vocal cords and he doesn't clear it, he just keeps talking. :roll:
by DavidB
Fri Jul 21, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Thinking about suicide...
Replies: 22
Views: 4285

Re: Thinking about suicide...

OT45, If there were no solution, I would have killed myself years ago. But like you, the fear of death gave me more anxiety than the fear of living, so I hung on to living long enough to find a solution. You might even say that extreme existential anxiety was my pathway to peace and salvation. I am ...
by DavidB
Fri Jul 21, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: not sure what to do
Replies: 7
Views: 1532

Re: not sure what to do

Addiction is the mistaken belief that pain and suffering can be relived by the same thing that causes pain and suffering. There is no such thing as addiction as such, but rather a compulsive, desperate desire to end pain and suffering through some form of escapism. A desperate and compulsive need to...
by DavidB
Tue Jul 18, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Thinking about suicide...
Replies: 22
Views: 4285

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: 1520

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: 2529

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: 1555

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: 1555

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: 2922

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: 2922

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: 1908

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: 2295

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: 2922

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: 1549

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...