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by beginnersmind
Sat Mar 08, 2014 4:57 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Eckhart Tolle and the Trap of Acceptance
Replies: 15
Views: 7111

Re: Eckhart Tolle and the Trap of Acceptance

In western Buddhism there is this idea of "detachment" and often times people seem to equate this with how acceptance in defined, and that being apathy. John Peacock, who teaches Buddhist studies at the University of Bristol and is a meditation teacher spoke at lecture about the times of the Buddha ...
by beginnersmind
Sat Mar 08, 2014 4:23 pm
Forum: Spiritual Teachers
Topic: Krishnamurti
Replies: 6
Views: 4362

Re: Krishnamurti

Observer is the Observed. When you are angry, its not you have anger. You are anger yourself. Have anyone observed it ? Have you observed it? Let me ask a few questions. Have you ever experienced the world apart from your mind? Have you ever experienced anger towards someone without experiencing th...
by beginnersmind
Sat Mar 08, 2014 4:13 pm
Forum: Spiritual Teachers
Topic: Jeff Foster on Radical Advaita vs Freedom to be Personal
Replies: 13
Views: 5915

Re: Jeff Foster on Radical Advaita vs Freedom to be Personal

I think Jeff Foster's grown since he first came on the scene. This article is exactly what I was speaking about on another thread. Foster is talking about the neo-advaita approach to the traditional Advaita teachings. What is amusing about these types of "teachers" is their power to dissociate thems...
by beginnersmind
Sat Mar 08, 2014 3:31 pm
Forum: Spiritual Teachers
Topic: OSHO
Replies: 48
Views: 22546

Re:

He was another one of those guys I read years ago (Rajneesh back then) that I just couldn't understand, but I kept trying. Then when things went crazy with his followers in Oregon I wrote him off completely. After reading ET everything just "clicked" and I revisted some of my old books, Krishnamurt...
by beginnersmind
Sat Mar 08, 2014 3:08 pm
Forum: Recommended Books
Topic: Review of Stillness Speaks by Ekchart Tolle
Replies: 5
Views: 3833

Re: Review of Stillness Speaks by Ekchart Tolle

kiki wrote:My favorite book of Tolle's is the audio version of Stillness Speaks.

Me too. Love the audio of this book and the book itself
by beginnersmind
Sat Mar 08, 2014 3:01 pm
Forum: Recommended Books
Topic: Book of Life - Jiddu Krishnamurti
Replies: 2
Views: 3450

Re: Book of Life - Jiddu Krishnamurti

This is a great book with a daily meditation to contemplate for each day of the year. J.K's other books that I enjoyed are: Freedom From the Known You Are the World The Ending of Time: Dialogues with J. Krishnamurti and David Bohm The Limits of Thought: Dialogues with J. Krishnamurti and David Bohm ...
by beginnersmind
Sat Mar 08, 2014 4:24 am
Forum: Recommended Books
Topic: "We Are All Innocent..." A Must Read...
Replies: 5
Views: 3086

Re: "We Are All Innocent..." A Must Read...

LOL Andy, A Course in Miracles uses the word insane almost 200 times and insanity over 60 times. I hear you though, the word does/did seem a bit extreme, but with a lot of introspection I have come to see that this is a far more accurate statement than I would have liked to believe about myself. I t...
by beginnersmind
Sat Mar 08, 2014 4:14 am
Forum: Recommended Books
Topic: A Course in Miracles
Replies: 78
Views: 24526

Re: A Course in Miracles

Here are some quotes on the present from the course that I think compliment Tolle's teachings very well. When the course uses the term "Holy Spirit" this is referring to your Inner Teacher. When it uses God, this is referring to Reality/ Tao/ Source etc. Sin is a lack of love that the mind projects ...
by beginnersmind
Sat Mar 08, 2014 3:58 am
Forum: Recommended Books
Topic: A Course in Miracles
Replies: 78
Views: 24526

Re: A Course in Miracles

As for forgiveness, there are some statements I'd like to address. rideforever: Why do you need to forgive them ? You only need to forgive them if you had judged them in the first place. Eric: The course is speaking on two levels. The relative and the Ultimate. It speaks of what is Real as that whic...
by beginnersmind
Sat Mar 08, 2014 3:56 am
Forum: Recommended Books
Topic: A Course in Miracles
Replies: 78
Views: 24526

Re: A Course in Miracles

It was reading Eckhart Tolle where I first of this book called, "A Course in Miracles." My first reaction to this book was that it sounded dumb. As I read some other books, I kept seeing this book either being mentioned and/or quoted. My resistance to it grew even stronger.I think I had a visual in ...
by beginnersmind
Fri Mar 07, 2014 3:08 pm
Forum: Law of Attraction
Topic: Collective Consciousness: A Fun App
Replies: 5
Views: 3396

Re: Collective Consciousness: A Fun App

The accelerometer sensor on each persons Iphone... Is supposedly going to provide the opportunity for measuring collective "consciousness" across the globe via an app that generates a random number based on the phones movement. Give me a break...seriously? And that tells us what exactly??? :roll: A...
by beginnersmind
Fri Mar 07, 2014 2:54 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Eckhart Contradicts Other Spiritual Teachings?
Replies: 74
Views: 11385

Re: Eckhart Contradicts Other Spiritual Teachings?

I intend no offense here, but my sense is that your entire post shows a somewhat limited understanding of LoA. The physical world is not actually physical in the sense of being solid. It is vibrating energy that has the appearance of being solid. This, I'm sure you're aware, is now common knowledge...
by beginnersmind
Fri Mar 07, 2014 4:50 am
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Eckhart Contradicts Other Spiritual Teachings?
Replies: 74
Views: 11385

Re: Eckhart Contradicts Other Spiritual Teachings?

I don't know if I'd consider "The Secret" to be a "spiritual teaching." It seems more to be what I've heard some call "spiritualized greed", with the idea of attracting material wealth, the perfect relationship, and get whatever the heart desires. So if LoA is indeed a fundamental Law of Nature, an...
by beginnersmind
Thu Mar 06, 2014 3:22 pm
Forum: General Eckhart Tolle Discussion
Topic: Eckhart Contradicts Other Spiritual Teachings?
Replies: 74
Views: 11385

Re: Eckhart Contradicts Other Spiritual Teachings?

While beginning to change one's thinking is a helpful process on the spiritual path. I don't know if I'd consider "The Secret" to be a "spiritual teaching." It seems more to be what I've heard some call "spiritualized greed", with the idea of attracting material wealth, the perfect relationship, and...
by beginnersmind
Wed Mar 05, 2014 3:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spiritual books
Replies: 7
Views: 957

Re: Spiritual books

Hi Joe, My favorites are: The Tao Te Ching The Dhammapada Talks with Ramana Maharshi I AM THAT: Talks with Nisargadatta Maharaj (highly recommend) Freedom From the Known :J. Krishnamurti You Are the World: J. Krishnamurti On Dialogue :David Bohm (a quantum theorist who dialogued with J. Krishnamurti...