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Benjamin Smythe

Posted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 10:41 pm
by anonymousUser
How NOT to end like Benjamin Smythe?

Re: Benjamin Smythe

Posted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 7:24 pm
by Onceler
I like him, thanks for the referral.

Re: Benjamin Smythe

Posted: Wed Jun 28, 2017 3:24 am
by randomguy
What is meant by 'end like'?

Re: Benjamin Smythe

Posted: Wed Jun 28, 2017 8:42 pm
by anonymousUser
randomguy wrote:What is meant by 'end like'?
He seems to be trapped in some unhappiness trap. I can sesne a dark and murky energy. Enlightenment sucks.

Re: Benjamin Smythe

Posted: Wed Jun 28, 2017 9:29 pm
by randomguy
"Enlightenment Sucks" just might make an interesting t-shirt.
Then on the back as well, "The end of suffering Sucks" ?

Edit, anyway, how to avoid unhappy mind traps? Devalue the content and the workings of the mind.

Re: Benjamin Smythe

Posted: Wed Jun 28, 2017 9:37 pm
by anonymousUser
randomguy wrote:Edit, anyway, how to avoid unhappy mind traps?
By stopping disempowering and victimizing oneself and choosing the highest possible vibration/option in the moment?

"Don't practive what you don't want to become" - Jordan Peterson

Re: Benjamin Smythe

Posted: Wed Jun 28, 2017 9:46 pm
by randomguy
Yes, that's good. Reminds me of Ruiz's 4 agreements, where a subpoint of "Be impeccable with your word" is "Avoid using the word to speak against yourself."
Good stuff.

Re: Benjamin Smythe

Posted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 2:31 am
by Onceler
He seems to be in the early stages of some transition. I like his raw energy and honesty. It's difficult when you see who you are, lose your fear, and see thru to the underpinnings of the world.....how conditioned we all are, etc. It's a lot to take in. It will be interesting to follow his transition. These things play out differently for everyone, some spiritual folks, zen masters, etc were quite mad by societal reckoning. Per his Facebook page he also seems to be struggling with addictions. He reminds me of Russel Brand a bit.

But everyone comes out sane in the end.

Re: Benjamin Smythe

Posted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 6:23 pm
by anonymousUser
People want to gain enlightenment. I can sense clearly a trap in such attitude. My experience is that it's not about gaining something (or even losing). It's about how are you willing to act at the current moment.
Foxes have dens and birds have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head.
People want to lay their heads in enlightenment.

Re: Benjamin Smythe

Posted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 9:45 pm
by randomguy
It's about how are you willing to act at the current moment.
How does that work?

Re: Benjamin Smythe

Posted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 10:56 pm
by anonymousUser
randomguy wrote:How does that work?
How does what work? Forget about enlightenment. Everything starts now. Choose best action now.