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All That Matters

Postby Enlightened2B » Thu Jul 02, 2015 5:33 am

Rachmiel started a thread recently about 'what matters' and ironically, I came across this blog post from this website which I follow.

I've posted links from this man's website in the past. I really love his work. I believe this blog/article post of his says it best and explains why it's so hard to grasp the bigger picture from our limited human perspectives and why 'no-self' arguments are often misinterpretations of who we really are, and all about context, which is so often missed from our limited human understanding of the complexity of reality.

Enjoy:

https://theconsciousprocess.wordpress.com/2015/06/29/all-that-matters/
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Re: All That Matters

Postby rachMiel » Thu Jul 02, 2015 2:56 pm

I enjoyed this. :-)

I agree 100% with him that seeing form/self as something bad, to be gotten rid of at all costs, is a misunderstanding that leads to a sad dead end.

Buddhism got it right, I think: Form is emptiness, emptiness is form. Or, the expanded version:

Nirvana is samsara, samsara is nirvana.
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Re: All That Matters

Postby dijmart » Fri Jul 03, 2015 7:53 pm

Nice!

That was a great blog post! :D
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Re: All That Matters

Postby smiileyjen101 » Sat Jul 04, 2015 12:56 am

I was drawn from that one to the responses, and from there to another post he mentioned - Notes from the other side.

The 'bigger' me is in agreement with it, the 'little' me wonders... :wink:

But he quotes this - (apart from the fact that there is NO END, so maybe I'd adjust that)

“In the end these things matter most:
How well did you love?
How fully did you live?
How deeply did you let go?”

~Jack Kornfield


Heck, maybe I'd even rewrite the lot of it :lol:

In every moment you may like to consider -
are you loving?
are you living?
are you letting go?

Not one of these things is without 'cost' to/in the 3D perceptions / experiences - fear will arise, misperceptions will arise and be enacted upon, experiments in going deeper will scare the crap out of you and those around you.
But still, they are the only things that are, build on, become, be and do 'matter' - ie manifestations in combinations of energies resonating at the frequency of the all.
Our rights start deep within our humanity; they end where another's begin~~ SmileyJen
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Re: All That Matters

Postby Enlightened2B » Sat Jul 04, 2015 2:20 am

Actually, we have a whole thread devoted to that "Notes from the other side" article of his.

http://eckhart-tolle-forum.inner-growth.info/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=12895&p=117341&hilit=Notes+from+the+other+side#p117341
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Re: All That Matters

Postby smiileyjen101 » Sat Jul 04, 2015 11:32 pm

:wink: Interesting read :)
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