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by tomtom1
Wed Feb 04, 2015 9:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help "finishing the path"
Replies: 3
Views: 872

Re: Help "finishing the path"

I think Alex is right. Let the path finish you :D In a lot of ways we are in similar situations. We are almost the same age and it sounds like we have struggled with very similar 'issues' in life. I guess I too am also trying to finish the path. Something caught my eye and that was the word 'trying'...
by tomtom1
Wed Feb 04, 2015 9:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Are most claimed awakenings actually false
Replies: 7
Views: 1808

Re: Are most claimed awakenings actually false

Yes I reckon your right. You have to be very careful who you can trust for pointers. In my view I only really listen to a few contempory teachers because they are the only ones I think are genuine. Not sure about Benthino. I did see an interview with him once in which he said some interesting stuff,...
by tomtom1
Sat Jan 31, 2015 1:19 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Mental states in a conscious afterlife
Replies: 13
Views: 2631

Re: Mental states in a conscious afterlife

Cheers for the reply RobX :) Because when certain areas of the brain are damaged certain states cease to be. The brain, at least, facilitates certain states. This is the cause and effect dilemma. I am not sure I explained what I was trying to very well. The critical question is (and this is relevant...
by tomtom1
Sat Jan 31, 2015 12:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Losing yourself in thought
Replies: 20
Views: 3210

Re: Losing yourself in thought

Interesting topic.. What do you think about people who say they have stopped thought entirely? I am a bit dubious of this myself. Perhaps they mean self referencing thoughts. As already said by others it must depend on the quality and type of thought. I often find myself planning my day thinking I w...
by tomtom1
Fri Jan 30, 2015 9:58 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Mental states in a conscious afterlife
Replies: 13
Views: 2631

Re: Mental states in a conscious afterlife

I think you said it yourself many times in your posts here. The word 'Beliefs' here is pretty important. All these are beliefs and in my view we should remember that. The mind can't even grasp the truth of the reality we are in now let alone what lies beyond. However it is pretty fun to speculate :l...
by tomtom1
Thu Jan 29, 2015 11:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: To think
Replies: 23
Views: 3058

Re: To think

lmp wrote:thx tomtom1 for the exchange, I feel I've learnt a lot the last few days. Feel free to pick it up again at any time if other things come to your mind.

//Leif
Thank you also :D was very constructive. or should I say destructive hahaha
by tomtom1
Thu Jan 29, 2015 4:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: All Boundaries are Conventions waiting to be transcended
Replies: 8
Views: 1740

Re: All Boundaries are Conventions waiting to be transcended

Just do one thing at a time, consciously. Don't concern yourself with how you are going to achieve inner transformation. This is just a fantasy that the mind entertains and ironically prevents us from experiencing and enjoying the present moment. Do one thing at a time, that is all. Fantastic advic...
by tomtom1
Mon Jan 26, 2015 10:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: life is becoming more and more grim
Replies: 11
Views: 1602

Re: life is becoming more and more grim

Enlightened2B wrote:Nice post tomtom and some pretty practical advice.

Thank you :D
by tomtom1
Mon Jan 26, 2015 4:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: To think
Replies: 23
Views: 3058

Re: To think

I think this question deserves some attention, I don't know how to answer it. My first impulse is to make it go away somehow, yes. You know those optical illusion pictures when we see one thing and then another, what happens in that shift? It doesn't matter. Let's say that we have this situation an...
by tomtom1
Mon Jan 26, 2015 3:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: life is becoming more and more grim
Replies: 11
Views: 1602

Re: life is becoming more and more grim

I guess life just seems pointless bc I have understood that nothing brings us joy except thrive letting go but I've tried so hard for so long without any success, the only joy i feel is while I'm not in my normal state of mind from substance and since life seems like just a continuation of sufferin...
by tomtom1
Sun Jan 25, 2015 1:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: To think
Replies: 23
Views: 3058

Re: To think

I think your right in many ways. Genuine teachers I think can be useful if you find one who's ideas you can connect with. Trouble is they are trying to tell you something from a viewpoint that you don't understand.. so it is definitely good to discuss things with peers as you go I reckon :) When you...
by tomtom1
Sun Jan 25, 2015 1:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: All Boundaries are Conventions waiting to be transcended
Replies: 8
Views: 1740

Re: All Boundaries are Conventions waiting to be transcended

I tried to watch Cloud Atlas once but didn't really get to first base with it. I really should try again as Tom Hanks is one of my favourite actors of all time. Forrest Gump has to be one of the best movies around. Have you ever read any books by Francis Bennett? He tells a story of the fish that is...
by tomtom1
Sat Jan 24, 2015 8:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: All Boundaries are Conventions waiting to be transcended
Replies: 8
Views: 1740

Re: All Boundaries are Conventions waiting to be transcended

It's such a cruel joke isn't it. Almost like it's making fun of us... that the 'looking to get beyond the barriers' is the very thing that makes us see the barriers in the first place. It's like being stuck in quicksand. The more you struggle the worse it gets :D The I got it I lost it syndrome. I s...
by tomtom1
Sat Jan 24, 2015 1:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: To think
Replies: 23
Views: 3058

Re: To think

As to the cowardice issue, I think you are right again. Psychologically I only think there is fear of concepts/ideas. I'd go along with that variations on the vegetable state, I've become a rather quiet man as it is, has been my concern. I think I find however that there is neither a fixed controll...
by tomtom1
Fri Jan 23, 2015 11:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: To think
Replies: 23
Views: 3058

Re: To think

When we begin to question a central theme in our own life, such as desire, fear, identification, we might not know at first exactly why we are doing it but since it has been done before we started doing it there are certain bits of wisdom which seem unnecessary to discard and of course they allow u...