Read Barry Long

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Read Barry Long

Post by void » Tue Mar 27, 2007 11:03 am

For those of you who enjoy E.T. I recommend you also read Barry Long.
This guy is an amazing teacher, who covers the whole spiritual life from the ground up into infinity,.... he is no longer in the body so to speak, but his many books, tapes and video/dvds are all available......he will blow you away..... eckhart tolle is the natural conyinuance of barry long,... maybe a bit gentler than barry but a good continuation..........
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Post by AndyD » Tue Mar 27, 2007 1:54 pm

I find Barry Long to a masculine teacher - i.e. very direct, straight to the point and seemingly harsh at times while I find Eckhart to be feminine in comparison - softer, more subtle and often 'beating around the bush' when getting a point across. For me there's a time for either.

Eckhart also used to attend Barry Long's meetings in London.

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Post by AndyD » Wed Apr 04, 2007 11:57 pm

Check out this movie of him (the first 5 minutes are empty for some reason):

http://one.revver.com/watch/150104

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Post by void » Mon Apr 09, 2007 10:49 pm

barry for me is the master of masters , no one tells it like barry... he just cuts through all th e bullshit and says it ...there are others ... nick roach was good, how are you anyway havent heard from you for ages ... hope youre ok andy are you still doing the eckhart group? take care....jon
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Post by AndyD » Mon Apr 16, 2007 1:47 am

All of us have a master who can speak to us and cut through it all. Glad you liked Nick Roach - he is giving a talk again in Leeds soon.

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Post by Vpopov81 » Thu Apr 19, 2007 3:32 pm

ROFL he is a hardass and seems egotistical. This guy is so funny and seems egotistical but hes really ust simple. The intervuew started reading sufi poetry Barry shakes his head and says I find that just rubbish! LOL!!

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Post by Vpopov81 » Sun Jun 10, 2007 11:13 pm

I just got a audiobook called start meditating now on bit torrent, and it was really good. One thing that I never heard of, and I'm sure Eckhart got the idea for the painbody from Barry. Instead of calling it the painbody, Barry calls it "the Pygmy" the living past in you. Though what I liked about Barrys pygmy vs the painbody, the pygmy includes gluttony and the addictive side of you. Eckhart Seperates ego and painbody whereas Barry combines them and calls it the pygmy . DEfinately makes me wanna read more.

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Post by eseward » Sun Jun 10, 2007 11:43 pm

the Pygmy, :lol: I can relate to that!

Thanks, Victor. :)

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Post by JD » Mon Jun 11, 2007 1:58 am

Vpopov81 wrote:I'm sure Eckhart got the idea for the painbody from Barry. Instead of calling it the painbody, Barry calls it "the Pygmy".
I think he appropriated the concept from the Buddhists, who refer to it as the "body of fear".
http://www.tricycle.com/foundation/ttt-02.html

Discovering the loving awareness that is vast enough for fear. Recognizing the physical, emotional, mental and behavioral expressions of the body of fear.

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Post by Vpopov81 » Mon Jun 11, 2007 8:01 pm

Possibly but Eckhart wa one of the people who was attending Barry's workshops in London trying to figure out what had happened to him. Who knows, but it definately makes me want to hear Barry's version.

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Re: Read Barry Long

Post by Vpopov81 » Wed Mar 19, 2008 5:41 pm

After discussing Barry Long a few days ago in the chat room, I went back online to bit torrent and got everything of Barry's that I could and I must say Barry is an amazing teacher. If you look back on this thread I posted that I had listened to "Start Meditating Now" and I revisited this title again and am so blown away I feel like I probably didn't listen to it all the 1st time. On the 2nd disk, its entirely dedicated to "how to stop thinking" and with Barry guiding me I spent almost several hours in complete inner silence, my longest stretch ever. I have also picked up some tremendous insights from his other books so I cannot stress how much I have grown in the past few days taking his books in. He is a bit stern and direct as mentioned previously but I hope you guys can look past this if your mind finds it irritating.

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Re: Read Barry Long

Post by Vpopov81 » Tue Mar 25, 2008 4:54 pm

Dissolving Personality Exercises by Barry Long.


1. Stop talking about the past. Each time you hear yourself indulging in this, stop. Be extreme to break the habit. Stop talking about your sad story. Stop talking about it is the beginning of stop thinking about it.

2. Be true to the situation, not to your personal likes and dislikes. What does the situation require? It may not be what suits you personally. The personality wants you to express your dislike of a situation. Either do what the situation requires, or quit. No negativity.

3. Give up being dishonest. Anytime you are angry, resentful or depressed, you are not being honest. Anger arises because you are not getting your own way. Instead of being angry you should be concerned with which practical action you can take. If there is no practical action you can take, your desire is impractical at this time. To be honest you must face that fact and give up your wanting.

4. Don't talk unless you have something to say. The personality is always talking. Talking consumes enormous energy so this exercise is to learn to talk less. Talking is talking about something, having a discussion, giving your opinion, speculating, rationalizing, and repeating what youve heard. In this exercise you learn the difference between talking and speaking. Instead of talking about what the politicians should do unless you yourself are doing something to right the situation, you can write them, or cast your vote, then youll be taking action and able to speak form your experience, otherwise your a talker, only action or speaking what you live is true.

5. No more complaining or blaming. Complaining about your life and blaming other people and life for your problems and difficulties is one of the major leakages of energy. When you catch yourself doing this, stop. The truth is you are responsible for your life. If you blame someone for your life you are giving up responsibilty by giving responsibility to others. To be responsible is to be responsible for everything that happens in your life. There may be things that happen that seem to come from other agencies but you'll have to do your best to sort them out, thats life. You don't complain when you get a promotion at work do you? You don't blame the boss, you feel you deserved it, so how can you duck out from being responsible for all the not so good things that happen to you. Its the personality being 2 faced, not being straight. It presents life as its not, and gets away with it while you continue to blama and complain.

6. Don't allow your fingers to fiddle with a pencil or other knick knack. Don't drum your fingers on the table. Don't when seated quiver or tremble your leg. Don't crack your knuckles.

7. Don't chew gum, unless you chew it to get the flavor and freshen the mouth, then spit it out. Don't lick your fingers after touching food. Don't ask for tasting form other peoples plate, either go half anf half or order osmething for yourself. That is the personalities greed and craving for experience not being responsible for what it wants.

8. Don't fidget when talking to people.

9. Conversational habits. Remembering that the personality depends upon habitual unconsiosness. Stop using habitual expressions like honey, sweetheart, dude, dawg. Don't use such terms. Don't soothe people with words when you are about to confess something bad. Don't say "To be honest", or "with all due respect" as if you are not usually honest or respectful. Such phrases have no real menaing and are actually the personality talking.

10.Don't frown, screw up your face, or look at the ceiling before you answer a question. This is the personality pretending to appear deep in thought. Don't say things like "hmmmmm" These serve no purpose and waste vital energy

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Re: Read Barry Long

Post by eyogateacher » Fri Aug 08, 2008 7:45 am

Vpopov81

Those are excellent pointers from Barry Long .Thanks for sharing them .They are very useful .

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Re: Read Barry Long

Post by void » Tue Apr 21, 2009 11:22 pm

barry is theferrari or lamborghini of spiritual teachers, myself i need someome like that... just to say to me" your talking rubbish" or thats not true, and then show me what is true,,, barrys not an easy teacher but a very good one!
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Re: Read Barry Long

Post by earth_man » Tue Apr 28, 2009 9:50 pm

Eckhart Tolle speaks about Barry Long on Australia's Seven Network.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-BVLFtfjrkU

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