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by goran
Thu May 22, 2014 12:42 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Millions & Millions Are Awakening. Where Are They?
Replies: 15
Views: 3640

Re: Millions & Millions Are Awakening. Where Are They?

No, people are getting more and more entrenched every day. Unfortunately, there's no chance of awakening hitting the masses any time soon.
by goran
Sat May 17, 2014 1:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Enlightenment: What It Is And How To Get It
Replies: 2
Views: 496

Enlightenment: What It Is And How To Get It

I wrote another blog post for you guys,

http://www.uncoveringlife.com/enlightenment-what-it-is/

Thanks,
Goran
by goran
Sun May 11, 2014 11:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is Western Philosophy helpful at all?
Replies: 165
Views: 10423

Re: Is Western Philosophy helpful at all?

Has anyone studied philosophy? Are these people getting at deep truths, or just building abstract castles in the sky? I get the idea that many of these people were "awakened." Western philosophy had a huge impact during my journey. Especially Kant. I've just wrote an essay detailing awakening and m...
by goran
Sat May 10, 2014 8:58 am
Forum: Awakening / Spiritual Enlightenment / Truth-Realization
Topic: Awakening: My Story
Replies: 13
Views: 4780

Awakening: My Story

I just wanted to share the story of how I woke up.

http://www.uncoveringlife.com/awakening-story/
by goran
Fri May 09, 2014 8:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: There is no external world
Replies: 43
Views: 6071

Re: There is no external world

What I've written has nothing to do with interpretation of any teachings. It has to do with picking apart beliefs; to put them under logical scrutiny and see if they still makes sense. It's the assumption of an external world that is the belief here. An absence of belief is not another belief; not b...
by goran
Tue May 06, 2014 8:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Refuting the External World - Goran Backlund
Replies: 4
Views: 656

Re: Refuting the External World - Goran Backlund

These articles are from my site: http://www.uncoveringlife.com if anyone want to check it out.
by goran
Tue May 06, 2014 7:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: There is no external world
Replies: 43
Views: 6071

Re: There is no external world

If food were just colors and shapes, and if the body, the same, then this would never happen. But, because the same foods continually cause the same reaction in a human being, means that there is actually a physical object there called 'food' that is actually causing this reaction. That's such a le...
by goran
Tue May 06, 2014 11:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: There is no external world
Replies: 43
Views: 6071

Re: There is no external world

And I'm sure he believes that there's no causal relationship too with a bullet going into the body and blood coming out of the body because according to him, that bullet is just the 'random' color silver and the blood is just a 'random' color of red and the sensations of the immense pain are just a...
by goran
Mon May 05, 2014 11:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: There is no external world
Replies: 43
Views: 6071

Re: There is no external world

Sorry for bumping such an old thread, but my articles were so well received by you that I thought it was okay to promote my own work here. I've just finished my book on this subject. It's called "Refuting the external world," and is available as an E-book at my site, http://www.uncoveringlife.com Ch...
by goran
Fri Aug 31, 2012 8:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Watching vs. being
Replies: 42
Views: 2445

Re: Watching vs. being

My question: Is the shift from you/not-you to IS a shift in perspective? Like looking at the same thing from a different (psychic) angle? Or is it more than that? Is the mind functioning in a radically different state when IS-ing? It is indeed a shift, namely from looking (an illusory subject looki...
by goran
Thu Aug 23, 2012 11:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: There is no external world
Replies: 43
Views: 6071

Re: There is no external world

This only seems contradictory if there is the belief that there are persons. What really happens is that the realization arises that the apparent person is not actual, but an impersonal appearance in consciousness. In the absence of the belief in personhood, there is no problem talking in terms of ...
by goran
Thu Aug 23, 2012 8:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: There is no external world
Replies: 43
Views: 6071

Re: There is no external world

When you fully realize this, you will realize that there is no you ... ...I think you'll find it enlightening. [emphasis added] This only seems contradictory if there is the belief that there are persons. What really happens is that the realization arises that the apparent person is not actual, but...
by goran
Mon Aug 13, 2012 2:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: There is no external world
Replies: 43
Views: 6071

There is no external world

What people aren't getting, and thus a major reason why they're completely stuck in their search, is that there is no world external to perceptions. When they hear something like "All there is, is consciousness", they proceed to interpret that as if consciousness is some magical force that operates ...