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by TemporalDissonance
Thu Feb 20, 2014 7:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: non-duality and nihilism
Replies: 38
Views: 3091

Re: non-duality and nihilism

I got caught up in Direct Path teachings as well until I really that it's just not matching up with my experience. No human experiences JUST 'sense data'. And what we experience is most certainly not a bunch of 'random' arisings. If you really analyze your experience, it's pretty incredible to see ...
by TemporalDissonance
Mon Feb 17, 2014 9:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: non-duality and nihilism
Replies: 38
Views: 3091

Re: non-duality and nihilism

TD wrote: I agree with the simplity of "THIS" but "THIS" can also be misleading; it is dependent from where one defines "THIS". Is one referring to "THIS" before or post-inquiry/self-realization? "THIS" takes on different meanings. When one is starting on the path and takes to heart "THIS", the ego...
by TemporalDissonance
Mon Feb 17, 2014 9:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is Love?
Replies: 111
Views: 7811

Re: What is Love?

I'm sure we mean the same thing, td. "Stillness" implies not only silence but also "no motion," the opposite being both sound and motion, whereas the opposite of "silence" is only "sound." My stillness these days is a stillness of pure potential in form. It is not a concept, but an experience in li...
by TemporalDissonance
Sun Feb 16, 2014 9:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: non-duality and nihilism
Replies: 38
Views: 3091

Re: non-duality and nihilism

Hey Temporal, This is because I believe you might be misinterpreting first of all what Vedanta is and what I was referring to in the quote. Vedanta is not a 'perspective', nor should any spiritual path be. Vedanta is a means of self knowledge via inquiry/experience in realization of 'THIS'. Once yo...
by TemporalDissonance
Sun Feb 16, 2014 8:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is Love?
Replies: 111
Views: 7811

Re: What is Love?

TD and KB - Words are very important. All of them are inadequate in the essence of these topics, of course, but Gary Weber has suggested that "stillness" is slightly better than "silence" in this context. I agree, I think because "stillness" implies an arena where action is possible but not happeni...
by TemporalDissonance
Fri Feb 14, 2014 4:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is Love?
Replies: 111
Views: 7811

Re: What is Love?

The reason I like definitions is because they can make it easier to talk to each other. We have a foundation for understanding what each other's words mean. In addition, refining a definition can help us match the meaning of the metaphor more closely to the object. I do feel that my definition of l...
by TemporalDissonance
Fri Feb 14, 2014 4:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: non-duality and nihilism
Replies: 38
Views: 3091

Re: non-duality and nihilism

This assumes what we have been taught as Vendata is complete.... Not sure what this means. Complete? Advaita Vedanta is simply a method of self inquiry where one discriminates the Self from what is 'not Self'. it's a means of knowledge in 'mind'. That's it. Vedanta makes no other claims about wheth...
by TemporalDissonance
Thu Feb 13, 2014 8:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: non-duality and nihilism
Replies: 38
Views: 3091

Re: non-duality and nihilism

Enlightened2B wrote:There is no 'non-existence' in non-duality. There is just Reality (us) and the appearances which we project (the universe).
This assumes what we have been taught as Vendata is complete....
by TemporalDissonance
Thu Feb 13, 2014 8:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is Love?
Replies: 111
Views: 7811

Re: What is Love?

Not to be facetious, but why bother defining it? Any attempt either results in upholding our conventional conditioning of its meaning (be it romantic, familial, etc.) or building some super-structure based on what is spiritually expected, learned, or projected. When we try to define "it", we limit "...
by TemporalDissonance
Fri Feb 07, 2014 3:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Self is not a new "me"
Replies: 74
Views: 5665

Re: Self is not a new "me"

How can this come to be described as a "sudden shift" ? Despite how positive and greatly influential Eckhart and his teachings are, one cannot help but see the "simplification", "romanticism" and dare I say "commercialization" of spirituality/enlightenment/Truth that surrounds his teachings. This c...
by TemporalDissonance
Thu Jan 30, 2014 6:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Self is not a new "me"
Replies: 74
Views: 5665

Re: Self is not a new "me"

Sometimes that's the sense I get from nondualists, that the separate self is a hell that needs to be escaped as soon as possible; that somehow human evolution went awry and we screwed up and developed egos. The only desire seems to be to merge back into the One. True nonduality accepts the ego. Any...
by TemporalDissonance
Mon Jan 20, 2014 3:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Biocentrism and Quantum Physics
Replies: 24
Views: 1656

Re: Biocentrism and Quantum Physics

Experience works for some people while inquiry (which again, really is a form of experience) works for others. Everything we are all talking about on these threads are more or less leading to the same thing, but basically we're all just mincing words. Ultimately, if you think it's possible for to d...
by TemporalDissonance
Mon Jan 20, 2014 12:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Biocentrism and Quantum Physics
Replies: 24
Views: 1656

Re: Biocentrism and Quantum Physics

There are so many different ways to interpret 'this' as we see from the different teachings of different paths in Hinduism, buddhism, etc. But, ultimately, there's only one single truth. That truth is....'this moment'. Even that is too much to say because.....there are no moments. A moment implies ...
by TemporalDissonance
Sun Jan 19, 2014 3:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Biocentrism and Quantum Physics
Replies: 24
Views: 1656

Re: Biocentrism and Quantum Physics

Further it assumes that we can't access that which is not sensory/mind right now… even in our "sensory/minds". Not sure what this is supposed to mean. Is there an actual 'something't that is not sensory/mind? What are you trying to access? You already everything there already is. The only truth in ...
by TemporalDissonance
Sun Jan 19, 2014 1:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Biocentrism and Quantum Physics
Replies: 24
Views: 1656

Re: Biocentrism and Quantum Physics

Good going E2B, but sorry, it sounds rather like a creationist story to me. There's simply no evidence that prior to 'matter' meaning prior to sensory/mind, there is literally anything at all....outside of Consciousness (deep sleep). Ultimately, when there's no sensory, there's no anything to be co...